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  • Remain In Light Remain In Light Quick View

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    Remain In Light

    Ranked 126/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut from the Original Analog Masters and Pressed at RTI for Stunning Sound!


    Formed in the mid 70s by art school chums David Byrne, Chris Franz, and Tina Weymouth and ex-Modern Lover Jerry Harrison, Talking Heads rose out of the CBGB punk crucible and proved themselves one of the most artistically adventurous and influential bands of all time. Their visionary, polyrhythmic sound fused elements including rock, funk, and punk with diverse world beats, avant-garde minimalism, and pure pop genius.


    From their 1977 debut through their Brian Eno and self-produced classics and on to their swan song (1988's Steve Lillywhite-produced Naked), Talking Heads constantly broke creative boundaries while also scoring smart radio hits including "Burning Down The House," "Wild Wild Life," and, from 1980's Remain In Light, the brilliant "Once In A Lifetime."


    Considered by many fans and critics alike to be the band's best album, Remain In Light was the third release in the Heads/Eno trilogy and fourth overall. More melodic and funkier sounding than that of its predecessors, the recording finds the band further exploring the African rhythms hinted at on 1979's Fear of Music with the help of a growing personnel that now included Adrian Belew (guitar), Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Steven Scales (percussion) and backing vocalists. As propulsive and essential as ever here on 180 gram vinyl courtesy of Warner Bros. Records!


    "On this New Wave watershed, the avant-punk avatars became polyrhythmic pop magicians. David Byrne and Co. combined the thrust of P-Funk, the kinky grooves of Afropop and the studied adventurousness of producer Brian Eno - and they still had a pop hit with 'Once in a Lifetime'." - Rolling Stone


    The Great Curve
    Crosseyed and Painless
    Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
    Houses In Motion
    Once In A Lifetime
    Listening Wind
    Seen and Not Seen
    The Overload
    Talking Heads
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    Speaking In Tongues

    Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983.
    The album was a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, Burning Down the House, which was accompanied by a promotional video. The following tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase Stop making sense! during the song Girlfriend Is Better.) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts, peaking at number two for six weeks. In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the album at #89 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s.


    David Byrne designed the cover for the general release of the album. Artist Robert Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award for his work on the limited-edition LP version. This album featured a clear vinyl disc in clear plastic packaging along with three clear plastic discs printed with similar collages in three different colors.

    1. Burning Down The House
    2. Making Flippy Floppy
    3. Girlfriend Is Better
    4. Slipper People
    5. I Get Wild / Wild Gravity
    6. Swamp
    7. Moon Rocks
    8. Pull Up the Roots
    9. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
    Talking Heads
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    Real Live Wires


    • 140 Gram Vinyl


    • 1000 Only Limited Edition


    This great live set captures Talking Heads at The Park West, in Chicago, in 1978. After playing a selection of showcases in Europe at the start of the year - and taking time-out to record their second album in the Bahamas - the group were amidst a tour criss-crossing the USA from New York to Los Angeles.

    LP 1
    1. The Big Country (Live)
    2. Warning Sign (Live)
    3. The Book I Read (Live)
    4. Stay Hungry (Live)
    5. Artists Only (Live)
    6. The Girls Want to Be with the Girls (Live)
    7. Don't Worry About the Government (Live)


    LP 2
    1. The Good Thing (Live)
    2. Uh-Oh Love Comes to Town (Live)
    3. Love-Building on Fire (Live)
    4. New Feeling (Live)
    5. Psycho Killer (Live)
    6. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel (Live)
    7. Take Me to the River (Live)

    Talking Heads
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    The Boston Tea Party

    Clear Vinyl


    This release comprises of an excellent radio broadcast from Talking Heads in August 1979 when, back on home turf in Boston, Massachusetts. The band played a rip roaring set to those smart enough to have bought a ticket and those lucky enough to have been living in the greater Boston vicinity to whom local FM radio transmitted the entire proceedings. A superb package of Talking Heads music from a time when this ground breaking collective were the hottest thing around and the name on every hipsters lips.

    LP1
    1. Artists Only (Live)
    2. Stay Hungry (Live)
    3. Cities (Live)
    4. Paper (Live)
    5. Mind (Live)
    6. Heaven (Live)
    7. The Book I Read (Live)
    8. Electric Guitar (Live)
    9. Air (Live)
    10. Warning Sign (Live)


    LP2
    1. Love Goes to Building on Fire (Live)
    2. Memories Can't Wait (Live)
    3. Psycho Killer (Live)
    4. Life During Wartime (Live)
    5. Take Me to the River (Live)
    6. Take Me to the River (Live on Saturday Night Live)
    7. Artists Only (Live on Saturday Night Live)

    Talking Heads
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  • More Songs About Buildings And Food More Songs About Buildings And Food Quick View

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    More Songs About Buildings And Food

    The title of Talking Heads' second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food, slyly addressed the sophomore record syndrome, in which songs not used on a first LP are mixed with hastily written new material. If the band's sound seems more conventional, the reason simply may be that one had encountered the odd song structures, staccato rhythms, strained vocals, and impressionistic lyrics once before. Another was that new co-producer Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing. Where Talking Heads had largely been about David Byrne's voice and words, Eno moved the emphasis to the bass-and-drums team of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz; all the songs were danceable, and there were only short breaks between them.


    Byrne held his own, however, and he continued to explore the eccentric, if not demented persona first heard on 77, whether he was adding to his observations on boys and girls or turning his Psycho Killer into an artist in Artists Only. Through the first nine tracks, More Songs was the successor to 77, which would not have earned it landmark status or made it the commercial breakthrough it became. It was the last two songs that pushed the album over those hurdles. First there was an inspired cover of Al Green's Take Me to the River; released as a single, it made the Top 40 and pushed the album to gold-record status. Second was the album closer, The Big Country, Byrne's country-tinged reflection on flying over middle America; it crystallized his artist-vs.-ordinary people perspective in unusually direct and dismissive terms, turning the old Chuck Berry patriotic travelogue theme of rock & roll on its head and employing a great hook in the process.


    - William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)

    1. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
    2. With Our Love
    3. The Good Thing
    4. Warning Sign
    5. The Girls Want To Be With the Girls
    6. Found A Job
    7. Artists Only
    8. I'm Not In Love
    9. Stay Hungry
    10. Take Me To the River
    11. The Big Country
    Talking Heads
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  • Fear Of Music Fear Of Music Quick View

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    Fear Of Music

    Fear of Music is the third studio album by American New Wave band Talking Heads, released on 3 August 1979 on Sire Records. It was recorded at locations in New York City between April and May 1979 and was produced by the quartet and Brian Eno. The album reached number 21 on the Billboard 200 in the United States and peaked at number 33 on the UK Albums Chart. Three songs were released as singles between 1979 and 1980: Life During Wartime, I Zimbra, and Cities. The record was certified Gold in the U.S. in 1985.


    Fear of Music received favourable reviews from critics. Praise centred on its unconventional rhythms and frontman David Byrne's lyrical performances. The record is often considered one of the best Talking Heads releases. It has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of all time. England's Channel 4 named the record at number 76 in its 2005 countdown of The 100 Greatest Albums.

    I Zimbra
    Mind
    Paper
    Cities
    Life During Wartime
    Memories Can't Wait
    Air
    Heaven
    Animals
    Electric Guitar
    Drugs
    Talking Heads
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  • Talking Heads: 77 Talking Heads: 77 Quick View

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    Talking Heads: 77

    Ranked 290/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import


    Talking Heads: 77 is the auspicious debut album from what was the most highly touted new wave band to ever emerge from New York's CBGB's scene and it immediately set them apart from their counterparts in both sound and scope. Both unique and infectious, David Byrne's high, yelping tenor serves as the perfect complement to the band's tightly-wound yet kinetic rhythms here, making for a tuneful collection of songs highlighted by the twisted anthem Psycho Killer and the joyous Pulled Up.

    1. Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town
    2. New Feeling
    3. Tentative Decisions
    4. Happy Day
    5. Who Is It?
    6. No Compassion
    7. The Book I Read
    8. Don't Worry About The Government
    9. First Week/Last Week...Carefree
    10. Psycho Killer
    11. Pulled Up
    Talking Heads
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  • The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Awaiting Repress) The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Awaiting Repress)

    Although most people probably think the only Talking Heads live release is Stop Making Sense, the fact is that there's an earlier, better live album called The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads. Originally released in 1982 on LP and cassette, the album chronicles the growth of the band, both stylistically and personnel-wise. The first LP is the original quartet version of the band, recorded between 1977 and 1979, performing excellent versions of tunes (mostly) off 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food. Also included were the previously unavailable A Clean Break and Love Goes to a Building on Fire, as well as early versions of Memories Can't Wait and Air. The second LP comes from the Remain in Light tour, recorded in 1980 and 1981.


    In order to present something close to the music on that album, the original quartet lineup was greatly expanded. Added were two percussionists (Steven Stanley, Jose Rossy), two backup singers (Nona Hendryx, Dollette McDonald), Busta Cherry Jones on bass, Bernie Worrell (!) on keys, and a young Adrian Belew on lead guitar. The excitement of this material is palpable, and the muscular band rips into these tunes with more power than the originals in most cases. Drugs gets revamped for live performance, and Houses in Motion kicks into high gear with a great art-funk coda. Belew is absolutely on fire throughout, especially on The Great Curve and Crosseyed and Painless, where his deranged feedback soloing has never sounded better. At this point in their career, Talking Heads were still basically an underground band; it was Burning Down the House that really thrust them into the mainstream, and Stop Making Sense documents their arrival as a more or less mainstream act. The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads captures a hungry band on its way up, performing with a fire that was never matched on later tours. Unfortunately, The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads remained unavailable on compact disc for years, which is a shame since it's arguably one of their finest releases.


    - Sean Westergaard (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    Recorded for WCOZ broadcast, Northern Studios, Maynard MA, November 17, 1977
    1. New Feeling
    2. A Clean Break
    3. Don't Worry About the Government
    4. Pulled Up
    5. Psycho Killer
    Recorded at The Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ, January 17, 1979
    6. Artists Only
    7. Stay Hungry
    8. Air
    9. Love - Building On Fire
    10. Memories (Can't Wait)


    LP 2
    Recorded at Emerald City, Cherry Hill NJ, November 8, 1980-November 9, 1980; Central Park, New York, August 27, 1980; Sun Plaza Concert Hall, Tokyo, Japan, February 27, 1981
    1. I Zimbra
    2. Drugs
    3. Houses in Motion
    4. Life During Wartime
    5. The Great Curve
    6. Crosseyed and Painless
    7. Take Me to the River

    Talking Heads
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  • Saratogo Psycho - US 1993 Saratogo Psycho - US 1993 Quick View

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    Saratogo Psycho - US 1993

    Limited Edition Grey Colored Vinyl


    This superb radio broadcast recording captures Talking Heads live at the Saratoga Springs Performance Center set in the lush environs of Saratoga Spa State Park in New York State during the summer of 1983. At this stage in their career, Talking Heads were at an artistic peak, having progressed from their initial spiky art-punk stance into something much funkier and more ethnically diverse in inspiration. Crucially, bassist Tina Weymouth and her husband, drummer Chris Frantz, had also formed the successful dance-oriented splinter group, Tom Tom Club, in 1981.

    1.Psycho Killer (Live)
    2.Heaven (Live)
    3.Cities (Live)
    4.Big Blue Plymouth (Eyes Wide Open) (Live)
    5.Burning Down The House (Live)
    6.Life During War Time (Live)
    7.Home (This Must Be The Place?) (Live)
    8.Once In A Lifetime (Live)
    9.Big Business / I Zimbra
    10.Houses In Motion
    11.Genius Of Love (Live)
    12.Girlfriend Is Better (Live)
    13.Take Me To The River (Live)
    Talking Heads
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  • CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    WATCH OUT! PUNK IS COMING!


    By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and the Carpenters were the bestselling
    young recording act in America. Rock 'n' roll was dead!


    Enter Hilly Kristal, who dreamed of running a country & blues bar in the Bowery. Instead, the club he opened, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, Blues) became
    the birthplace of punk and underground music. CBGB was the modern-day salon for the disenfranchised youth of New York City and Kristal gave these
    young local bands a stage. Artists such as the Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Ramones, Dead Boys and Television all started at this iconic club.


    The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club will be coming to theaters this October when CBGB hits the big screen. The film has an all-star ensemble cast headed by Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series, Die Hard) who plays Kristal. Co-starring with Rickman will be Malin Akerman (The Proposal,Suburgatory), Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy), Ashley Greene (The Twilight series), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Stana Katic (Castle) and
    Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series).


    Omnivore Recordings is proud to present CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD and naturally, double-LP (with first pressing on translucent
    pink vinyl). An essential collection of songs that made the punk movement, CBGB presents twenty slices of original American music, many rarely
    compiled or unavailable for years. The soundtrack contains music from influential artists that informed the scene (The Velvet Underground, The Stooges
    and MC5), to acts that broke through with huge commercial acclaim (Talking Heads, Blondie and The Police). And there's even music from bands whose
    legendary status will forever be linked to the club that gave them a voice (Dead Boys, Television. Wayne County, The Dictators and more).


    PUNK IS HERE with CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


    This item is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
    2. Kick Out The Jams (Uncensored Version) - MC5
    3. Chatterbox - New York Dolls
    4. Soul Twist - Mink DeVille
    5. Careful - Television
    6. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
    7. Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies
    8. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
    9. Out Of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
    10. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
    11. All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (Live) - Tuff Darts
    12. All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
    13. California Sun (Original DEMO) - The Dictators
    14. I Got Knocked Down (But I'lL Get Up) - Joey Ramone
    15. Get Outa My Way - The Laughing Dogs
    16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) - Blondie
    17. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
    18. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
    19. Roxanne - The Police
    20. Birds And The Bees - Hilly Kristal
    Various Artists
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    Talking Book

    Ranked 90/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Stevie Wonder established an incredible precedent between 1971 and 1976, releasing six of the most groundbreaking, genre-blurring, genius albums ever made. Composed and written at a time when his marriage was his collapsing, the largely uplifting and eminently soulful Talking Book is arguably the best of those trailblazing records. Wonder manages to not only to restore faith in love, he also includes smart political commentary, personal-is-political messages, empowering statements, and exorcises the frustrations associated with heartbreak. Few efforts are more emotionally intense and consistently enriching.


    In addition to striking diversity and passionate reach, Talking Book continues to speak to listeners nearly 40 years later because of how much of Wonder himself is invested in the songs. With everlasting proclamations like "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will be Forever)" and "You and I (We Can Conquer the World," Wonder transcends his excruciating pain and clung to the concept of love as a higher power. Similarly, he stakes an equal part of himself in fare that confronts woe head-on ("Tuesday Heartbreak") and reels off one of the most famous ballads ("You Are the Sunshine of My Life") in history.


    Musically, Wonder is clearly tapped into a spiritual plane, the arrangements encompassing an array of moods and styles: rocking and funky ("Superstition"), mellow and poignant, grooving and exuberant. Jeff Beck's guitar solo on "Lookin' for Another Pure Love" takes the song to a new level, and guests David Sanborn, Buzzy Fenton, and Ray Parker Jr. round out what's an almost impossibly perfectly unified album.

    1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    2. Maybe Your Baby
    3. You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
    4. Tuesday Heartbreak
    5. You've Got It Bad Girl
    6. Superstition
    7. Big Brother
    8. Blame It On The Sun
    9. Lookin' For Another Pure Love
    10. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
    Stevie Wonder
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    Downtown Rockers

    Nacional Records is proud to announce the September 11th release of Tom Tom Club's new EP, Downtown Rockers, the first release of new material in more than a decade. Infamous for timeless hits such as Wordy Rappinghood and Genius of Love, which have been prominently sampled by Grandmaster Flash, Mariah Carey, 2pac, and T.I., among many others. Tom Tom Club was formed by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, who were both founding members of Talking Heads.
    1. Downtown Rockers
    2. Won't Give You Up
    3. You Make Me Rock and Roll
    4. Kissin' Antonio
    5. Sweets To The Sweet
    Tom Tom Club
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  • My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts Quick View

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    My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

    Now approaching its 25th anniversary, Brian Eno and David Byrnes My Life in the Bush of Ghosts appears downright visionary. With its found vocals, cut-and paste arrangements, funked-up rhythms and embrace of influences from all around the globe, the duos controversial work anticipated the creative cross-pollination and technological innovation of contemporary electronic dance music, world music, hip hop and alternative rock. You can hear echoes of My Life in the Bush of Ghosts in the anthems Moby built around vintage vocal samples, in the outrageously exotic beats of Missy Elliot and Timbaland, in the Middle Eastern-accented chill-out tracks of Thievery Corporation or Bjorks otherworldly soundscapes.


    Back in the day, however, critics were divided and audiences were, well, confused. Eno and Byrne themselves didnt know quite what they were looking for at first. They shard an enthusiasm for African music, especially the hypnotic grooves of Nigerian Feka Kuti, and a desire to free themselves from the constraints of conventional songwriting. They embarked on a nomadic journey through studios in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The players who accompanied them on these sessions included drummers Chris Frantz (Talking Heads) and Prairie Prince (The Tubes), bassist Bill Laswell (Material) and Tim Wright (DNA), avant-garde percussionist Dave Van Teighem and conga player Steve Scales, part of the Remain In Light live band. The result of their labors was an album that married West African and American R&B rhythms with the impassioned voices of talk-show hosts and evangelists taped off the radio or the evocative sound of prayerful singers culled from Middle Eastern field recordings. Byrne recalls their entire adventure in fascinating liner notes that detail the recording process and address the resulting critical furor. My Life in the Bush of Ghosts was cut between Talking Heads Fear of Music (1979) and Remain In Light (1980), but sample clearance issues, an almost unheard-of-problem in the analog era, kept it on hold until 1981.

    1. America is Waiting
    2. Mea Culpa
    3. Regiment
    4. Help Me Somebody
    5. The Jezebel Spirit
    6. Very, Very Hungry
    7. Moonlight in Glory
    8. The Carrier
    9. A Secret Life
    10. Come With Us
    11. Mountain of Needles
    David Byrne and Brian Eno
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  • Tea For The Tillerman (200g) Tea For The Tillerman (200g) Quick View

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    Tea For The Tillerman (200g)

    Ranked 206/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    When word got out that we were beginning a pressing plant, customers began to call with questions. And the most common and full-of-anticipation question was inevitably: What will be the first title that you press? Well, we couldn't possibly imagine hitting a bigger home run than to open Quality Record Pressings (QRP) with one of the all-time most classic audiophile records, Cat Stevens' Tea for the Tillerman from 1970.


    There are so many things perfect about this release. First and foremost, it's a masterpiece of a record. It's that rare record that couples breathtaking sound with hit after hit after hit. In fact, to list the hits would be to list the entire song list. We couldn't pick a better vehicle for which to show off what we're so confident will be the highest quality records ever pressed.


    But here's something else that's cool: We scored the absolute original analog masters, and the tapes were in impeccable condition. It took an unbelievable amount of digging and research - and luck - to get this project done to the standards of Analogue Productions. But, wow, was it ever worth it! The tapes were last used in December 1999 when Ted Jensen at Sterling, along with producer Paul Samwell-Smith, remastered the Cat Stevens catalog for CD.


    In 1970, Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound cut Tea For The Tillerman for A&M Records in the U.S. and Island Records in the UK using a Telefunken M10 tape machine and a Neumann VMS 66 lathe with a Neumann SX68 cutterhead. Hulko started Sterling in 1968 and was its original mastering engineer. He's considered among the first engineers to advance mastering from just transferring music from tape to lacquer to an art where attention is paid to all the details that result in better sound. We actually found Hulko's original mastering notes from more than 40 years ago. It's incredible, but Sterling still has all of their notes filed away.


    So, it was originally cut at Sterling - as were all of the early original Cat Stevens albums - and the tapes were last used at Sterling. How appropriate then that we should go back to Sterling for this monumental reissue. Using the original tapes, George Marino handled the mastering this time. He used an Ampex ATR-102 tape machine, another significant point of interest. While Ampex has long been revered for their sound, they had never made a preview version so that a mastering engineer could cut a lacquer from an Ampex machine. Mike Spitz at ATR Services made a unique preview modification for Sterling so that they could cut this record using an Ampex. Marino then used a Neumann VMS 80 lathe with a Neumann SX 74 cutterhead.


    I think we've gotten something quite a bit better than what was originally issued, Marino says. I think this version is much more representative of what was on the tape. And that's not a criticism of what was originally done.


    Marino points out that since the original issue, there have been advancements in cutting lathe technology that make the improvements of this reissue possible.


    You didn't have the same number of options that you have in the new Neumann electronics, Marino says. With the new one, they give you more variations to work with. Let's say there's a nice kind of present sounding acoustic guitar on the left channel and then all of the sudden there's a drum peak with cymbal crashes and stuff and that stuff happens to be on the left channel. Being the vocal is down the center, you can drive the high frequency limiter from the right channel. So you can set a threshold on the right channel and grab the vocal without wiping out some of the musical peaks on the left channel. This is what I talk about when I say that we have technical advantages that they didn't have.


    Marino also chose to use a wide-track stereo head for this project, which he said allows for better signal-to-noise than the normal stereo head.


    And he also decided against using tube electronics, as would have been used originally, because he says that while the tubes allowed for more warmth, they also made the sound duller.


    You wind up wanting to put a little top-end EQ or something to get a little something back (when using tubes), Marino explains of his decision.


    Marino says that he is very pleased with the results.


    A great record. A classic, he says. And those tapes were in excellent, excellent condition. Musically, I think we've got something that sounds richer and more natural. It sounds more correct. I had to do very, very little to the tape regarding EQ processing or anything.


    To package this reissue, we've decided to do a facsimile of the original British Island gatefold jacket rather than the non-gatefold U.S. version. This British jacket also has a textured paper stock on the inside and is glossy on the outside. Additionally, we're using the original pink Island label.


    So there you have it. Quality Record Pressings is off and pressing in a big, big way! Finally, we're ready to unveil the innovations in record pressing that we've been working on for more than a year. Among those innovations are the installations of microprocessors on the presses so that all of the presses functions are performed with absolute precision. For example, we've developed a dye with an imbedded temperature sensor that we can use to cycle the presses. Rather than having the presses close and open based on time - as it's been to date - these presses will close and open based on temperature, the far more accurate indicator of when the record is ready. We also have a plating department in Quality Record Pressings, run by the best plating man in the business, Gary Salstrom.


    Still to come from Analogue Productions pressed at Quality Record Pressings will be the Cat Stevens classics Teaser and the Firecat and Catch Bull at Four.


    Tea For The Tillerman is one of Cat Stevens' finest albums and a gem in the crown of early 1970s singer/songwriterdom. Stevens manages to have his cake and eat it too, simultaneously achieving pop accessibility and artistic relevance. The feel is decidedly gentle and spare. Apart from the occasional string section, Stevens is accompanied only by a three-piece band as he sings his introspective lyrics with appreciable favor.

    1. Where Do The Children Play?
    2. Hard Headed Woman

    3. Wild World

    4. Sad Lisa
    5. Miles From Nowhere
    6. But I Might Die Tonight

    7. Longer Boats

    8. Into White
    9. On The Road To Find Out
    10. Father And Son
    11. Tea For The Tillerman
    Cat Stevens
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    Body Talk (Speakers Corner)

    Just listen to the first thirty seconds of this LP and you know that it's all about the 'Godfather of Soul' - the unique James Brown.



    But it's just as obvious that such a great artist as George Benson doesn't just present "Greatest Hits" in a new guise. Six of his own compositions plus one by Donny Hathaway/Gene McDaniels provide the guitarist and singer with a great platform to launch from. He shoots off into orbit, accompanied by first-class guest soloists such as Jon Faddis, Frank Foster, Earl Klugh and Jack DeJohnnette. Ron Carter's bass doesn't boom in the low register but offers a light and airy, yet solid, base.



    Body Talk is by no means the declaration of a world-shaking, new and avant-garde jazz. It is, however, a successful blend of jazz, soul and fusion. And when such a superb arranger as Pee Wee Ellis has his finger in the pie - or rather: his pen on the manuscript paper - then one can be sure that the almost 50-minute-long LP is a great success from beginning to end. Finally, one shouldn't forget the helping hand of the producer Creed Taylor, who made a significant contribution to this milestone on the CTI label.



    Musicians:



    • George Benson (guitar, vocal)

    • Frank Foster (tenor saxophone)

    • Gerald Chamberlain, Dick Griffin (trombone)

    • Jon Faddis, John Gatchell, Waymon Reed (fluegel horn, trumpet)

    • Harold Mabern (electric piano)

    • Earl Klugh (guitar)

    • Ron Carter, Gary King (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Mobutu (percussion)



    Recording: July 1973 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Dance
    2. When Love Has Grown
    3. Plum
    4. Body Talk
    5. Top Of The World
    George Benson
    $34.99
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    Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl)


    Reissued In A Limited Edition Of 500 Red & Blue Vinyl In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-on Jacket


    Originally released in 1974, Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On, is the 6th album from George Clinton's pioneering, funk-rock outfit. After a brief hiatus Standing On The Verge features the return of the blistering guitar work of Eddie Hazel, along with the consistently brilliant keyboards of future Talking Head Bernie Worrell. Another feather in the increasingly bizarre and brilliant cap of Mr. Clinton.

    1. Red Hot Mama
    2. Alice In My Fantasies
    3. I'll Stay
    4. Sexy Ways
    5. Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
    6. Jimmy's Got A Little Bit Of Bitch In Him
    7. Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts
    Funkadelic
    $23.99
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    Talking Book

    Ranked 90/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Stevie Wonder established an incredible precedent between 1971 and 1976, releasing six of the most groundbreaking, genre-blurring, genius albums ever made. Composed and written at a time when his marriage was his collapsing, the largely uplifting and eminently soulful Talking Book is arguably the best of those trailblazing records. Wonder manages to not only to restore faith in love, he also includes smart political commentary, personal-is-political messages, empowering statements, and exorcises the frustrations associated with heartbreak. Few efforts are more emotionally intense and consistently enriching.


    In addition to striking diversity and passionate reach, Talking Book continues to speak to listeners nearly 40 years later because of how much of Wonder himself is invested in the songs. With everlasting proclamations like "I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will be Forever)" and "You and I (We Can Conquer the World," Wonder transcends his excruciating pain and clung to the concept of love as a higher power. Similarly, he stakes an equal part of himself in fare that confronts woe head-on ("Tuesday Heartbreak") and reels off one of the most famous ballads ("You Are the Sunshine of My Life") in history.


    Musically, Wonder is clearly tapped into a spiritual plane, the arrangements encompassing an array of moods and styles: rocking and funky ("Superstition"), mellow and poignant, grooving and exuberant. Jeff Beck's guitar solo on "Lookin' for Another Pure Love" takes the song to a new level, and guests David Sanborn, Buzzy Fenton, and Ray Parker Jr. round out what's an almost impossibly perfectly unified album.

    1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    2. Maybe Your Baby
    3. You And I (We Can Conquer The World)
    4. Tuesday Heartbreak
    5. You've Got It Bad Girl
    6. Superstition
    7. Big Brother
    8. Blame It On The Sun
    9. Lookin' For Another Pure Love
    10. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
    Stevie Wonder
    $14.99
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    Wild Things Run Fast

    Wild Things Run Fast is Joni Mitchell's eleventh studio release and her first for Geffen Records. Released in 1982, it represents her departure from jazz to a more '80s pop sound. The more rhythmic nature of the music on this album was influenced by Steely Dan, Talking Heads and The Police. Featured artists include Wayne Shorter, James Taylor and Lionel Richie. Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analogue master tapes.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Chinese Cafe/Unchained Melody
    2. Wild Things Run Fast
    3. Ladies Man
    4. Moon At The Window
    5. Solid Love
    6. Be Cool
    7. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care
    8. You Dream Flat Tires
    9. Man To Man
    10. Underneath The Streetlight
    11. Love
    Joni Mitchell
    $59.99
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    London Zoo

    In Gibson's Neuromancer, when Case and Molly meet the two surviving founders of Zion, there is talk of hearing a mighty dub in the Babel of tongues signaling the final days. If indeed we're living in these end times, as many predict, then there can be no more of an appropriate soundtrack for the coming apocalypse than The Bug's London Zoo.


    The Bug is the main project for Kevin Martin, a producer who has headed a diverse range of projects. He is part of Techno Animal, Ice, and God (all with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu), King Midas Sound, Razor X Productions (with The Rootsman), Pressure, and Ladybug; runs his Pathological Records label; and has collaborated with noise jazz outfit 16-17, Pete Sonic Boom Kemper's E.A.R. project, John Zorn, Kevin Shields, El-P, and the Antipop Consortium. He has recorded for Rephlex, Position Chrome/Mille Plateaux, Word Sound, Hyperdub, City Slang, Tigerbeat 6, Grand Royal, and now Ninja Tune. He has been personally asked to remix Thom Yorke, Grace Jones, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Primal Scream, and compiled jazz and dub compilations for Virgin Records. London Zoo is the fruition of all these activities.


    The album was born of three key moments: an introduction to the thriving dubstep scene (of which The Bug is very much a pioneer from before it carried a name) and its key producers (via Kode 9 and Loefah) where Martin realized there were others on the same sonic trajectory as himself; an introduction to Warrior Queen via his work with Wayne Lonesome on the Razor X Productions project; and a Mary Anne Hobbs Breezeblock session which introduced him to Flowdan (Roll Deep) and Ricky Ranking. All three of these figure heavily in the end result and live presentation.


    The obvious entry point to the album is the dubstep tag, particularly after the success of the three lead-up singles, but London Zoo clearly reaches past, brings together, and celebrates reference points from dancehall, grime, hip-hop, and noise-- it could have only come out of London sound-system culture, while its appeal spans cities and scenes.


    From the opening strains of Angry (featuring reggae legend Tippa Irie) it's clear that the world has been served notice from the heart of the UK capital. The message is further strengthened as Ranking (best known for his work with Roots Manuva), Flowdan, Warrior Queen, Spaceape, Roger Robinson, Killa P, and Aya step up to lay waste to the boombastic rhythms put before them, eventually culminating in Judgement where Ranking leaves us with a prophecy: So much people are losing their minds, because we're living in a serious time. I guess it come in like a judgment sign, the people have killing on their mind. Living in end times, indeed. Best start building the Marcus Garvey tug now.

    Angry ft Tippa Irie
    Murder We ft Ricky Ranking
    Skeng ft Killa P & Flowdan
    Too Much Pain ft Ricky Ranking & Aya
    Insane ft Warrior Queen
    Jah War ft Flowdan
    Fuckaz ft Spaceape
    You & Me ft Roger Robinson
    Freak Freak
    Warning ft Flowdan
    Poison Dart ft Warrior Queen
    Judgement Ricky Ranking
    The Bug
    $45.99
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    Bo Diddley's Beach Party

    From The Original Chess/Checker Masters In Glorious Mono


    Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork


    It's the beach party of your dreams. Not one of those with the squeaky-clean suburban kids doing the frug at Malibu like in the movies, oh no. This is Myrtle Beach, filled with dangerous bikers and gang members and hot mamas and escaped convicts and god knows who else (best not to ask), all cruising for kicks. It's after midnight but the heat still lingers from a blistering day. Except for a small bonfire, the dark is all-enveloping; couples vanish into it and you'd best be looking elsewhere. At the fire, some guy's carving his initials into his hand with a pen knife, and two babes are noodle-dancing to the waves, or maybe just the voices in their heads. They need music, dammit. Just then, a cloud of dust materializes at the far end of the boardwalk, heading your way, getting closer by the minute. As it approaches, you can just make out the silhouette of a rather large man atop a little motor scooter, some crazy looking guitar slung over his shoulder. Who IS this guy? The scooter chugs to a stop at your feet, and off steps the only musician in the known world who could play this party without having the shit kicked out of him. Bo Diddley.


    He plugs in, kicks off a scorching guitar riff. The band falls in. And the place goes totally batshit. Miraculously, someone thought to bring along a tape recorder. The result: Bo Diddley's Beach Party, the absolute pinnacle of vicarious musical thrills. Presented in its original, glorious, Distort-O-Phonic mono, this sweaty grungefest kicks ass from start to finish.


    Lots of albums claim to be essential, groundbreaking, and all that crap, and pointyheaded rock crits fawn over cosmic lyrical brainfarts and diminished ninths and such. Bo Ddiddley's Beach Party just kicks sand in their faces and dares you not to dance.


    Sundazed earnestly believes that you have no business calling yourself a rock 'n roll fan, an r&b maven, or even a sentient human being unless this album is in your collection, that's how crucial it is. In fact, don't even talk to us until it's in your hands. We mean it.

    1. Memphis
    2. Gunslinger
    3. Hey! Bo Diddley
    4. Old Smokey
    5. Bo Diddley's Dog
    6. I'm All Right
    7. Mr. Custer
    8. Bo's Waltz
    9. What's Buggin' You
    10. Road Runner
    Bo Diddley
    $24.99
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    Meditations In B (Awaiting Repress)

    Meditations in B. A simpler time. Like Pepperidge Farms, and Little House on the Prairie. Two beautiful young men (Aaron Turner and Santos Montano) set off on their own, in the peak of their sexual virility, to forge a new path in brutally sludgy, crushing, apocalyptic, post-metal, post-hardcore, pre-Y2K, post-math, pre-friendster, post-rock riffs. It was a magical time, before they added a few session players. Still regarded by some (mostly the guys who played on it) as Old Man Gloom's finest hour. Fun fact: Meditations in B was written in one afternoon, then recorded AND mixed in 12 hours! While many things in this text are only kinda true, that is absolutely true. They also had the privilege of recording it in their home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico at Stepbridge Studios. Within months of this, they used this monumental piece of music to convince Nate Newton (Converge) to join, and once they had him, it was a little easier to convince Caleb Scofield (Cave In) to join. It's kinda like the beginning of Bill and Ted, where the talk about getting Eddie Van Halen to join, but won't be good until he joins, but can't get good 'til he joins, to convince him to join. Get it? Fantastic.
    1. Afraid Of
    2. Flood I
    3. Simian Alien Technology: Message Recieved
    4. Sonic Wave of Bees
    5. Sonar Enlightenment Program
    6. Rotten Primate
    7. The Exploder Whale
    8. Poisoner
    9. An Evening at the Gentlemen's Club for Apes
    10. Vipers
    11. Test Results: Alien Ape Distress Signal
    12. Flood II
    13. Resolving the de-Evolution Conflict
    Old Man Gloom
    $19.99
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    O Soundtrack My Heart

    Pivot is a rare combination of the emotive and cerebral, harnessing the raw garage energy of three explosive musicians along-side intensive studio production. Part prog-warrior, part slacker geek, the band's music and approach provide something much needed in the world of music. Pivot's sound exudes an omnipresent sense of melodrama and what can only be described as a sort of 'apocalyptic joy.' For fans of The Talking Heads and Vangelis.
    1 - October

    2 - In The Blood

    3 - O Soundtrack My Heart

    4 - Fool In Rain

    5 -  Sing, You Sinners

    6 -  Sweet Memory

    7 -  Love Like I

    8 -  Didn't I Furious

    9 -  Epsilon

    10 - Nothing Hurts Machine

    11 - My Heart Like Marching Band

    Pivot
    $19.99
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    Bright Moments (Pure Pleasure)

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk's live club gigs were usually engaging, freewheeling affairs, full of good humor and a fantastically wide range of music. The double album Bright Moments is a near-definitive document of the Kirk live experience, and his greatest album of the '70s. The extroverted Kirk was in his element in front of an audience, always chatting, explaining his concepts, and recounting bits of jazz history. Even if some of his long, jive-talking intros can sound a little dated today, it's clear in the outcome of the music that Kirk fed voraciously off the energy of the room.


    Most of the tracks are long (seven minutes or more), demonstrating Kirk's wealth of soloing ideas in a variety of styles (and, naturally, on a variety of instruments). Pedal Up is a jaw-dropping demonstration of Kirk's never-duplicated three-horns-at-once technique, including plenty of unaccompanied passages that simply sound impossible. There's more quintessential Kirk weirdness on Fly Town Nose Blues, which heavily features an instrument called the nose flute, and the title track has a healthy dose of Kirk singing through his (traditional) flute.


    His repertoire is typically eclectic: Ellington's Prelude to a Kiss; a groovy Bacharach pop tune in You'll Never Get To Heaven; a lovely version of Fats Waller's Jitterbug Waltz; and a stomping, exultant New Orleans-style original, Dem Red Beans and Rice. Perhaps the best, however, is an impassioned rendition of the ballad standard If I Loved You, where Kirk's viscerally raw, honking tone hints in a roundabout way at the avant-garde without ever losing its melodic foundation. Bright Moments empties all the major items out of Kirk's bag of tricks, providing a neat microcosm of his talents and displaying a consummate and knowledgeable showman. In short, it's nothing less than a 'tour de force'.



    Musicians:



    • Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, flute)

    • Ron Burton (piano)

    • Henry Pearson (bass)

    • Todd Barkan (synthesizer)

    • Joe Habao (percussion)

    • Robert Shy (drums)



    Recording: 1973 live at Keystone Korner, San Francisco, by Biff Davies, Ed Barton & Jack Crymes

    Production: Joel Dorn



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Pedal Up
    3. You'll Never Get To Heaven
    4. Clackety Clack
    5. Prelude To A Kiss
    6. Talk (Electric Nose)
    7. Fly Town Nose Blues


    LP 2
    1. Talk (Bright Moments)
    2. Bright Moments Song
    3. Dem Red Beans And Rice
    4. If I Loved You
    5. Talk (Fats Waller)
    6. Jitterbug Waltz
    7. Second Line Jump

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk
    $49.99
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    The Gracious Few

    Multi-platinum recording artists Live (guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey) and Candlebox (vocalist Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy) have teamed up to deliver a full dose of rock and roll known as The Gracious Few. Produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge.
    1. Appetite
    2. Honest Man
    3. The Few
    4. Guilty Fever
    5. The Rest of You
    6. Crying Time
    7. Silly Thing
    8. Closer
    9. What's Wrong
    10. Tredecim
    11. Nothing But Love
    12. All I Hear
    13. Sing
    The Gracious Few
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