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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.


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    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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    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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  • Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl) Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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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
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  • Speaking In Tongues Speaking In Tongues Quick View

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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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  • 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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    The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads

    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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  • Talking Book Talking Book Quick View

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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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    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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  • Small Talk Small Talk Quick View

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    Small Talk

    Small Talk is the seventh album by Sly and the Family Stone, released in 1974. This album was the final LP to feature the original Family Stone, which broke up in January 1975.


    Singles include Time For Livin' (the band's final Top 40 hit) and Loose Booty, an up-tempo funk track which uses the names of Bible characters Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego as a chant, sampled by the Beastie Boys on their masterpiece Paul's Boutique in 1989. Beastie Boys also covered Time For Livin' which was released on the album Check Your Head in 1992 along with a live music video augmented with skateboarding footage.


    Pictured on the album cover with Sly are his then-wife Kathleen Silva and his son Sylvester, Jr.

    1. Small Talk
    2. Say You Will
    3. Mother Beautiful
    4. Time For Livin'
    5. Can't Strain My Brain
    6. Loose Booty
    7. Holdin' On
    8. Wishful Thinkin'
    9. Better Thee Than Me
    10. Livin' While I'm Livin'
    11. This Is Love
    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • Tiger Talk Tiger Talk Quick View

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    Tiger Talk

    Over the past two years, Yukon Blonde has earned no shortage of acclaim for their hook-heavy brand of pop rock. Frontman Jeff Innes, guitarist Brandon Scott and drummer Graham Jones first joined forces in 2005 in their hometown of Kelowna, B.C. Performing under the name Alphababy, they released two EPs and toured extensively while perfecting a slow-burning variety of synth-heavy rock. But when the project soured, the three friends abandoned all of their hard work and reinvented themselves as Yukon Blonde in 2008.


    Starting from scratch with a new name, they ditched their moody style in favor of a more raw, guitar-driven sound. Catchier and infinitely more fun to play live, Yukon Blonde's new songs quickly earned the band a devoted following when it relocated to Vancouver, B.C. It was in this city that Yukon Blonde cut its Debut EP, Everything In Everyway, in 2009. Recorded live-to-tape with producer Shawn Cole (You Say Party! We Say Die!, Hannah Georgas), these sessions also spawned the band's 2010 self-titled full length. The album and its amped-up rock songs and sunny vocal harmonies earned a nomination for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.


    Now, Yukon Blonde is poised to reinvent itself once again. Despite the success of the group's previous material, the musicians were initially uninspired when they set about writing like-minded new songs. Instead, the members were drawn to the fast, punk-tinged tracks that Innes had been penning in his spare time. Danceable and unrepentantly poppy, these tracks evoked late-'70s/early-'80s post-punk and drew inspiration from artists like the Buzzcocks, Ramones and Talking Heads.


    After an intensive three-week writing retreat to a cottage in BC's Comox Valley that saw the band pulling twelve-hour days, the band hunkered down at Burnaby, BC's Hive Creative Labs studio with Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, Ladyhawk). Eschewing the analog tape of their past work in favor of a crisp digital approach with synthesizer flourishes, the band agonized over tones and meticulously crafted 15 new songs. Four of these tunes sounded out of place, and bore a distinct similarity to their debut. Yukon Blonde opted to release these four cuts separately as the 2011 EP Fire/Water. The group held back the remaining tracks for their new full-length.


    Entitled Tiger Talk, this sophomore album represents the next adventurous step in Yukon Blonde's career. Its 10-tracks are short and punchy, as the band trimmed the fat and packed hooks and brisk tempos into streamlined arrangements. Radio assaults the speakers with a brash stomp worthy of early Elvis Costello while Oregon Shores blends its bouncy rhythm and sunny vocal harmonies with an epic, face-melting guitar solo. Elsewhere, a robotic drum pattern anchors Breathing Tigers and My Girl taps into power-pop greatness with its whoa-oh refrain.


    The album still bears some of the hallmarks of what made Yukon Blonde so beloved to begin with: the jangling riffs, the warm harmonies and Innes' inquisitive lyrical questioning of the world around him. This time, the songs are jacked up on on sugar-spiked pop and coursing with adrenaline. Artistically uncompromising as ever, Tiger Talk proves that Yukon Blonde isn't afraid to go wherever their restless artistic muse takes them.

    1. My Girl
    2. Radio
    3. Stairway
    4. Iron Fist
    5. Oregon Shores
    6. Six Dead Tigers
    7. For LA
    8. Breathing Tigers
    9. Guns
    10. Sweet Dee
    Yukon Blonde
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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
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    My Head Is An Animal

    Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. With the Icelandic group's bright, trumpeting single Little Talks winning over one blog at a time, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ragnar Raggi Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player Árni Guðjónsson, and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson) are well on their way to becoming citizens of the world.


    Nanna, who began as the acoustic act Songbird, recruited extra hands to bolster her sound for a solo show. She liked how her vocals commingled with Raggi's, so they started writing songs together and in 2010 morphed into Of Monsters and Men. As victors of 2010's Músiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves festival later that year, followed by Seattle's radio station KEXP posting Little Talks from a Living Room Session filmed there, setting the telltale ripple effect in motion. By the summer of 2011 Little Talks hit #1 in the band's native country, and people around the world seemed to be listening to us, marvels Raggi. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011, where KEXP then anointed the group as easily the most buzzed about band.


    Though their reach is growing broader, the group's appeal has remained distinct. Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they've read. The chanting, tribal Six Weeks was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after a bear attack. As for the swelling, epic From Finner, it's about a whale that has a house on its back says Raggi on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures. Little Talks, explores loneliness and insanity, while Love Love Love ruefully ruminates on heartbreak. If you listen to the lyrics, they're not as uplifting, he says. But our music is meant to be fun to sing along to.


    Their full-length debut, My Head Is an Animal immediately reached #1 in their native Iceland and will now see its worldwide release via Universal Records. The album features production by Of Monsters and Men, Aron Amaarsson and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids) while Craig Silvey (Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire) handled mixing duties. My Head Is An Animal sounds like a dream and its pure bliss to listen to!

    1. Dirty Paws
    2. King and Lionheart
    3. Mountain Sound
    4. Slow and Steady
    5. From Finner
    6. Little Talks
    7. Six Weeks
    8. Love Love Love
    9. Your Bones
    10. Sloom
    11. Lakehouse
    12. Yellow Light
    Of Monsters And Men
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    Topiary (Colored Vinyl)

    Half-Moon Vinyl (Half Black, Half Transparent)


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
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    Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Colored Vinyl)


    Reissued On Marbled Seashore 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
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    No Peace

    No Peace is a promise and a threat. It's the name of 32 minutes of recorded concussions delivered by Trash Talk on Odd Future Records. It is hardcore punk, it is hardcore hip-hop, it's a way of telling you to shut the fuck up if you're try to pigeonhole it.


    There's a certain futility in trying to translate Trash Talk's assault into adjectives. The only possible response when hearing No Peace is to start a mosh pit or crack someone in the ribs. You should probably seem them live, honestly.


    Lee Spielman incites the crowd like a Hun. The guitars and drums blister. The crowd becomes a melee. There will probably be blood. It's like if Black Flag got pulled under the Timbo's of M.O.P. If you got sent to the firing squad, middle fingers up, I would recommend that you play this.


    No Peace is music for the sake of aggression. Recorded in New York City, this is the closest Trash Talk has come to capturing the chaos on wax. Legendary hip-hop producer Alchemist contributes two filthy beats that Trash Talk drag through the gutter, knuckles up. Drums like brass knuckles. A bonus track features King Krule and Wiki from Rat King spitting rain on soft skulls.


    Trash Talk are as mad as anyone, so they snap back. They aren't trying to tell lucid stories as much as vividly render emotions. It sounds like bone shards swirling in a hurricane.


    The lyrics are an attempt to figure things out. Stitch the phrases together and it's an almost universal indictment: ""I've made mistakes.... I'm sick of it... It's been that way for far too long... thought I'd leave a legacy after me... don't ever forget this is what you chose... shaved my head, bit my tongue... crack rock... junked up passed out... crashed out on the overpass... traded in a dream now I need a needle to sleep."


    This isn't some idle fixation for the edge. This captures the squalor and unpleasant scenes that occur outside of the band's LA warehouse headquarters. Shit is real if you're paying attention. No Peace will ensure you are. Bang it loud until your eardrums pop.

    1. Amnesiatic (Prod by Alchemist)
    2. Jigsaw
    3. The Hole
    4. Leech
    5. Cloudkicker
    6. Body Stuffer
    7. Nine Lives
    8. Monochrome / F.F.S
    9. The Great Escape
    10. Locked In Skin
    11. Prometheus
    12. Just a Taste
    13. Reprieve (Prod by Alchemist)
    14. Still Waiting for the Sun (Bonus Track)
    15. Stackin' Skins (feat. Wiki & King Krule) (Bonus Track)
    Trash Talk
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    Prints

    This duo consists of multi-instrumentalist Kenseth Thibideau (Tarentel, Sleeping People, Pinback) and Zac Nelson (Who's Your Favorite Son God). Merging the eclectic instrumentation of Talking Heads with the ethereal vocals of Peter Gabriel, the two mingle the precision of Brian Eno with the jubilance of Brian Wilson. Unvarnished performances and otherworldly themes. The lyrics create a lucid, dreamlike environment, marrying disparate images into fantastic and sometimes comical scenarios. "Prints" is that rarest of pop records, consistently rewarding with repeated listens.



    1.Easy Magic

    2.Too Much Water

    3.Pretty Tick

    4.Meditation

    5.Blue Jay

    6.I Wanna Know

    7.All We Knead

    8.End

    Prints
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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
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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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    Love

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Mastered For Vinyl At 96 Khz/24-bit From 1/2 Inch Analog Tape By The Famous Stan Ricker


    Gatefold Jacket, 11 X 22 Insert


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    ''Imagine the anthemic power of Iron Maiden, the ambitious pop of Joshua Tree-era U2, and the energetic tension of Sunny Day Real Estate all thrown together in a blender and you can begin to understand where Juliana Theory is coming from.'' - Allmusic


    First ever vinyl pressing of The Juliana Theory's third album, Love. Mastered for vinyl at 96 kHz/24-bit from 1/2 inch analog tape and features two bonus tracks.


    Produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads

    Bring It Low
    Do You Believe Me
    Shell of a Man
    Repeating, Repeating
    Congratulations
    Jewel To Sparkle
    White Days
    The Hardest Things
    DTM
    Trance
    In Conversation
    Into the Dark
    As It Stands
    Everything
    Before I Go
    The Black Page
    The Juliana Theory
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    Brazil Classics 1 - Beleza Tropical

    Brazil Classics, Beleza Tropical is the first in a series compiled by Talking Heads singer David Byrne that preceded the big wave of interest in Tropicalia during the late '90s by almost a decade. Performers include such influential Brazilian figures as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Jorge Ben, with several songs from each. The selected recordings span the 1970s and '80s, also including tracks from Milton Nascimento, Nazare Pereira, and more. The liner notes feature the original lyrics as well as their English translations.
    1. Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)
    2. Sonho Meu
    3. So Quero Um Xodo
    4. Um Canto de a Foxe Para O Bloco de Ile (Ile Aye)
    5. O Leaozinho
    6. Cacada
    7. Calice
    8. Equatorial
    9. San Vicente
    10. Quilombo, O el Dorado Negro
    11. Caranba!... Galileu da Galileia
    12. Caixa de Sol
    13. Maculele
    14. Queixa
    15. Andar Com Fe

    16. Fio Maravilha
    17. Anima
    18. Terra
    Various Artists
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