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Stonedhenge (Awaiting Repress)A Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters
Ten Years After's eponymous debut hit the door with a loud thud. Undead cracked it. And with 1969's Stonedhenge, they knocked it down with authority, stormed the palace and showed the world that they were indeed a major act. Stonedhenge was where Ten Years After really came into their own with originals. "Hear Me Calling" is brilliant modern blues on par with the best of early Fleetwood Mac, rising from a restrained beginning to all-out rocking before repeating the cycle one last time. "Going to Try" explores similar territory, even venturing into a Middle-Eastern inspired section underscored by randomized percussion overdubs and Chick Churchill's psychedelic organ. "Woman Trouble" is stirring jazzy blues, and on "No Title," the band really cuts loose - kicking off with a standard blues lament before unleashing a series of solos that are almost songs unto themselves: Alvin Lee's power-chord solo making way for Churchill's spooky organ making way for a badass jam between drummer Ric Lee and bassist Leo Lyons. The band was running like a freight train - and in fact, train noises grace the beginning of album finale "Speed Kills," a bluesy boogie that pushes the meter straight into the red before the thrill-ride literally comes to a screeching halt. But not before the album fully displays the band's world-class musicianship and songwriting, which made Stonedhenge a hit in the UK and gave Ten Years After their first-ever Billboard Top 100 entry, at a respectable #61 in April 1969. In turn, it paved the way for the band's acclaimed performance at Woodstock, which ensured regular placement on the album charts for years to come.
For now, dig the first vinyl reissue of the ultra-rare mono mix of Stonedhenge, housed in its original gatefold cover artwork and meticulously mastered for the most discerning listener.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!1. Going To Try
2. I Can't Live Without Lydia
3. Woman Trouble
5. Hear Me Calling
6. A Sad Song
7. Three Blind Mice
8. No Title
10. Speed Kills$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Undead - DeluxeEtched D-side
Expanded Vinyl Edition: Contains Material Previously Unissued On Vinyl
Notes By Ric Lee Of Ten Years After
Undead is a live album by Ten Years After, recorded live at the small jazz club, Klooks Kleek, in London on May 14th 1968, The show combined Blues, Boogie and Jazz playing that merged more traditional Rock and Roll with 50s-style Jump Blues. Alvin Lee, Leo Lyons, Chick Churchill and Ric Lee together became one of the biggest club attractions in England. Their music knows no compromise - it's straight down the line. It's loud and tough - but honest. Undead captures the excitement and raw energy of the band's live performances.
When originally released in 1968, the album was only 38 minutes long, due to the timing constraints of vinyl. As the band's tunes were all pretty long, there were only five tracks on the original issue. The expanded edition of Undead contains 4 additional tracks of the performance and is available on vinyl for the very first time. The remastered audio is pressed on 180 gram audiophile vinyl and Side D is beautifully etched.LP1
1. Rock Your Mama*
3. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
1. Summertime Shantung Cabbage
2. Spider In Your Web
3. Woodchopper's Ball
4. Standing At The Crossroads*
1. I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes*
2. Extension On One Chord*
3. I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes*
4. I'm Going Home
*Previously Unissued On Original Vinyl Release$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Ten Years AfterA Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters
Ten Years After's self-titled debut hit the British blues scene with the subtlety and precision of a wrecking ball in 1967, serving notice that what had once been confined to steamy haunts in London was now there for the world to hear. And by the time the band electrified half a million hippies at Woodstock two years later, the world was roaring its approval. Cut live with vocals overdubbed later, Ten Years After is an impressive debut, showing off a tight band steeped not only in blues, but rockabilly, jazz, folk and even occasionally psychedelia. They rival Cream on a powerful cover of "Spoonful," which sports a heavy rhythm drive also evident on their extended jam version of "Help Me" that builds and builds to stratospheric heights. The latter allows Alvin Lee to cut loose with the fast licks for which he would become best known, but he was also capable of subtler, more impressionistic soloing on a stellar remake of the Blues Project's "I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes." If those three aren't enough evidence of the band's ability, then a spruced-up "I Want to Know," first done by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse on the legendary What's Shakin' comp (also reissued by Sundazed), certainly seals the deal. But even at this early stage, Ten Years After was no cover act - throwing originals like the Robert Johnson-inspired "Love Until I Die," the country acoustic blues of "Don't Want You Woman" and the swingin' boogie of "Feel It for Me" into the mix. It was no one-man show, either - as organist Chick Churchill takes the lead on "Adventures of a Young Organ" and buttresses "Losing the Dogs" with some rollicking Jerry Lee Lewis piano. And beneath it all, there was the metronomic telepathy of the Ric Lee/Leo Lyons rhythm section. The best way to hear this classic album is in its punchier mono mix, available on vinyl for the first time in 50 years and faithfully packaged with all of the original iridescent psychedelic cover art intact.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!1. I Want To Know
2. I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes
3. Adventures Of A Young Organ
5. Losing The Dogs
6. Feel It For Me
7. Love Until I Die
8. Don't Want You, Woman
9. Help Me$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
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Rock N Roll Music To The WorldTen Years After was founded in 1966 by keyboardist Chick Churchill, drummer Ric Lee, guitarist Alvin Lee and bassist Leo Lyons. The band experimented with a psychedelic sound during the late sixties through the early seventies along with their career making performance at Woodstock which introduced themselves to music fans in America.
During that era, Ten Years After charted several albums in the United States such as "Watt," "Cricklewood Green" and "A Space in Time." They also managed to chart two Top Forty singles "Love Like a Man" and "I'd Love to Change the World."
Rock & Roll Music to the World is the seventh album by the English Blues Rock band Ten Years After, released in 1972. Here, Ten Years After expanded on their boogie base and continued the hits. The title cut was the hit, and they continued to groove along in the boogie atmosphere.1. You Give Me Loving
2. Convention Prevention
3. Turned Off T.V. Blues
4. Standing At The Station
5. You Can't Win Them All
7. Choo Choo Mama
8. Tomorrow I'll Be Out Of Town
9. Rock & Roll Music To The World$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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UndeadA Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters
Immortalized on the silver screen, Ten Years After's landmark performance of "I'm Going Home" at Woodstock galvanized their reputation as road warriors capable of rousing large crowds - such as the 400,000 festival-goers mesmerized by Alvin Lee's white lightning on his bright red Gibson ES-335."I'm Going Home" could also light up a room as small as Klooks Kleek in London, as heard on their second album, 1968's Undead. But while it was the first recording of the song (with wires running from Decca Studios next door to capture it), it hardly came from nowhere. Alvin Lee and bassist Leo Lyons learned the value of extended jamming as far back as 1962 while playing Hamburg in the Jaybirds, and not long after they began covering Gene Vincent's "I'm Going Home (To See My Baby)" in Ten Years After - it was reworked into something entirely original. Or more specifically: stripped down, repainted, rebuilt and retooled into a drag racer that would scorch crowds for years to come. Undead was the first recorded evidence of that live legacy. Condensed to the best five of the May 14, 1968, set, the album sees the band do further long bluesy jamming with "I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always," "Spider in My Web," and pound Gershwin into submission (courtesy drummer Ric Lee) on "Summertime/Shantung Cabbage." And on a killer cover of "(At the) Woodchopper's Ball," the band's jazzy blues is hot enough to turn Woody Herman's classic into sawdust - replete with Alvin Lee and organist Chick Churchill trading solos. Rightly regarded as one of the best live albums of its era, Undead is reissued here in its rare mono mix, which has been out of print everywhere for nearly 50 years.It's very much alive on this vinyl edition, which features primo sound and the beautiful negative-image original cover.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!1. I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
2. Woodchopper's Ball
3. Spider In My Web
4. Summertime/Shantung Cabbage
5. I'm Going Home$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
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Friday Night Rock Show SessionsBBC Friday Night Rock Show Session, Recorded Prior To Their Reading Rock Festival Gig
Now In Its Entirety As A 2LP SetLP1
1. Love Like A Man
2. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
3. Slow Blues In "C"
4. Suzie Q
2. I May Be Wrong
3. But I Won't Be Wrong Always
4. I Can't Keep From Cryin' Sometimes/ Extension On One Chord
5. Going Home$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Family StyleFamily Style is a fantastic Blues Rock album by the Vaughan Brothers, released in 1990. The album features the brethren guitarists and vocalists, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, in their only studio collaboration.
In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with Thanks Mama V. for letting us play.
With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on White Boots and Good Texan, and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustainy twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.1. Hard To Be
2. White Boots
4. Good Texan
5. Hillbillies From Outerspace
6. Long Way From Home
7. Tick Tock
8. Telephone Song
9. Baboom/Mama Said
10. Brothers$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Still Crazy After All These Years (On Sale)The third new studio album of Paul Simon's post-Simon & Garfunkel career was a musical and lyrical change of pace from his first two, Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon. Where Simon had taken an eclectic approach before, delving into a variety of musical styles and recording all over the world, Still Crazy found him working for the most part with a group of jazz-pop New York session players, though he did do a couple of tracks (My Little Town and Still Crazy After All These Years) with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section that had appeared on Rhymin' Simon and another (Gone at Last) returned to the gospel style of earlier songs like Loves Me Like a Rock. Of course, My Little Town also marked a return to working with Art Garfunkel, and another Top Ten entry for S&G. But the overall feel of Still Crazy was of a jazzy style subtly augmented with strings and horns. Perhaps more striking, however, was Simon's lyrical approach. Where Rhymin' Simon was the work of a confident family man, Still Crazy came off as a post-divorce album, its songs reeking of smug self-satisfaction and romantic disillusionment. At their best, such sentiments were undercut by humor and made palatable by musical hooks, as on 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, which became the biggest solo hit of Simon's career. But elsewhere, as on Have a Good Time, the singer's cynicism seemed unearned. Still, as out of sorts as Simon may have been, he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance.
- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Still Crazy After All These Years
2. My Little Town
3. I'd Do It for Your Love
4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
5. Night Game
6. Gone at Last
7. Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
8. Have a Good Time
9. You're Kind
10. Silent Eyes$24.99 $18.99 Save $6.00 (24%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Early YearsSierra Records presents their most ambitious project ever, literally in the works for decades, with the Gram Parsons The Early Years Box Set. This exclusive, collectors edition is packaged in a 12 x 12 high gloss full color, rigid deluxe, presentation box, containing 4 distinct discs: CD1: Gram Parsons The Early Years Vol. 1 & 2; CD2: Big Mouth Blues - A Conversation with Gram Parsons; DVD: rare and only performance of Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels; and Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 picture disc vinyl. The set also includes a new 24 page color booklet/pictorial and posters!
CD1 is the first ever release on compact disc of the now classic and ground breaking, Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 (1963-65) folk recordings of Gram Parsons and the Shilos with all original tracks from the 1979 LP. Added to these original ten tracks, will be the never released in any format, Volume 2 of lost early recordings focusing on Gram's solo efforts recorded by Dick Weissman including several never before heard Parsons' compositions! Continuing on this expanded compact disc are recordings by Gram Parsons & The Like, his experimental band from his brief stay in late 1965 at Harvard University. This includes a rare performance with the late actor, turned singer, Brandon deWilde. Closing out this disc is the holy grail of lost Gram Parsons recordings; Brandon deWilde singing lead, with Gram on Do Right Woman and Hickory Wind.
CD2 features Big Mouth Blues: A Conversation with Gram Parsons, a full color digipak packaged release of a 76 minute interview with Gram Parsons conducted in 1972. He speaks about his musical influences, his formation of the eclectic, International Submarine Band, his part in creating and encouraging the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo album, his hopes for and disappointments with, the iconoclast Flying Burrito Brothers, his plans for a solo career and his enduring musical vision. Hearing his story in his own words and voice will give you a better glimpse of Gram Parsons, the man.
The accompanying DVD features the official release of the original video tape of the rare and only performance of Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels. Though the video quality was not very good to begin with, the aging video tape has been enhanced utilizing today's newest digital video technology. Additional never seen before, non-performance footage from the show has been added which includes longer introductions by Gram on stage. As an added bonus, a very rare video performance closes the DVD with Gram performing a lip sync version of Hot Burrito #1.
The long lost, recently discovered 1979 picture disc vinyl LP features Gram Parsons The Early Years, Volume 1 with a color picture of Gram on Side 1 and on Side 2 the original full color Sierra-Briar Records orange crate' logo. Originally conceived in April of 1979, only one test pressing of the disc existed until now! The disc is playable on any phonograph turntable, recorded and pressed in magnificent Mono. But there is more! This collector's vinyl disc is even more unique as the disc was pressed on 180g pure virgin vinyl, highly sought after today by audiophiles everywhere! It is packaged in it's own clear plastic sleeve.
Booklet: A new 24 page booklet/pictorial with additional accompanying notes and featuring photographs by noted Life Magazine photographer Ted Polumbaum. Entitled Gram Parsons at Harvard - Fall 1965 with commentary by Harvard grad (Class of 1968) and fellow Gram classmate, David Johnson, these never before seen, let alone published, photographs capture Gram's brief stay as an incoming freshman at Harvard University in the Fall of 1965. See Gram at his desk studying, going to class, hanging out with teachers and students, playing his guitar, composing new songs plus photos of Gram Parsons and the Like (John Nuese, Ian Dunlap, Mickey Gauvin, Tom Scott). Commissioned by Life/Look Magazine for a proposed pictorial on the incoming college freshmen of 1965, these photos are incredible and Gram never looked better. These were photographs were shot just days before he would leave Harvard to head for New York moving in with new found music contemporary, Brandon deWilde, famed actor and now budding country singer!
Posters: Folded posters of Gram Parsons at the Chateau Marmont 1969 (24 x 36 poster) and two versions of the Pete Frame's Gram Parsons Rock Family Tree The Grievous Angel and Gram & Emmylou (both posters are 18x 24).CD1: Gram Parsons The Early Years Volume 1 & 2
1. I May Be Right
2. Big Country
3. Zah's Blues
4. Mary Don't You Weep
5. Bells of Rhymney
6. Goin' Away, Don't You Want To Go
7. They Still Go Down
8. On My Journey Home
10. Oh, Didn't They Crucify My Lord
11. The Great Silkie
12. Race With The Wind
13. The Rains Come Down
14. Hand Within The Glove
15. Rolling Stone
16. Darkest Years
17. That Kind of Livin'
18. A River Is Made Out of Raindrops
19. I Can't Take It Any More (Gram Parsons & the Like)
21. Together Again (Brandon deWilde with Gram Parsons & the Like)
CD2: Big Mouth Blues - A Conversation with Gram Parsons
DVD: Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels
1. Big Mouth Blues
2. New Soft Shoe
3. Streets Of Baltimore
4. Six Dasy On The Road
5. Hot Burrito #1 (bonus)
Picture Disc Vinyl LP
1. I May Be Right
2. Big Country
3. Zah's Blues
4. Mary Don't You Weep
5. Bells of Rhymney
6. Goin' Away, Don't You Want To Go
7. They Still Go Down
8. On My Journey Home
10. Oh, Didn't They Crucify My Lord$64.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc + 2 CDs + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
TenRanked 207/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, is now being reissued in four new and expanded editions. The reissue of Ten serves as the launch of a planned two-year catalog re-release campaign leading up to the bands 20th anniversary in 2011.
This edition of Ten is packaged on two vinyl LPs and includes two versions of the album: the remastered version of the original album plus an accompanying remixed version done by the bands long-time producer, Brendan OBrien (Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Audioslave).
The band loved the original mix of Ten, but were also interested in what it would sound like if I were to deconstruct and remix it, says producer Brendan OBrien. The original Ten sound is what millions of people bought, dug and loved, so I was initially hesitant to mess around with that. After years of persistent nudging from the band, I was able to wrap my head around the idea of offering it as a companion piece to the original, giving a fresh take on it, a more direct sound.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, who served as the art director for the original Ten packaging, reprised his role for the reissues collaborating with designer, Andy Fischer, of Cameron Crowes Vinyl Films (Into the Wild soundtrack LP, Vanilla Sky soundtrack LP, Harold and Maude anniversary edition soundtrack LP). The goal was to assemble the ultimate fan-piece, explains Fischer. Something Pearl Jam lovers could pore over as they experience an indelible record all over again, in an entirely new way.
Pearl Jam originally released Ten on August 27, 1991. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold over 12 million copies and became one of the cultural touchstones of the '90s. Songs such as Alive, Black, Even Flow and Jeremy became staples of rock radio, and still make frequent appearances on the bands ever-changing concert setlists. The album was produced by Rick Parasher. Pearl Jams 1991 lineup was Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (guitar), Dave Krusen (drums), Mike McCready (guitar) and Eddie Vedder (vocals).LP 1: Original Ten Tracklisting Remastered for Vinyl
2. Even Flow
4. Why Go
LP 2: Original Ten Tracklisting Remastered for Vinyl and Remixed by Brendan OBrien
2. Even Flow
4. Why Go
11. Release$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WeatherhouseFour years after the unexpected and exquisite treat that was Philip Selway's debut album Familial, the man formerly known only as the drummer of Radiohead returns with his sophomore record, Weatherhouse. At ten tracks and 38 minutes, the album is as concise in shape as it is expansive in mood and assured in execution, mining a generally darker, fuller sound than its gentler, more acoustic-based predecessor and reflecting the band-centred nature of its construction and its creator's growth in confidence.
Weatherhouse was made in collaboration with Adem Ilhan and Quinta; artists in their own right who had previously performed in Philip's backing band. "From the outset," Selway recalls, "we wanted the album to be the three of us, and we covered a lot of instruments between us. With a studio full of inspiring gear and a great-sounding desk, we felt like a band. Different musicians stretch you, and I felt stretched on Weatherhouse, but very enjoyably so." Working mostly out of Radiohead's studio in Oxfordshire, Adem also produced and engineered Weatherhouse, while Quinta played an equally integral role in the arrangements. The album was mixed by David Wrench.
Album opener 'Coming Up For Air' sets the scene with its brooding, spectral mood, mantra-like pattern and Selway's simmering, reverb-drenched vocal exploring the album's dominant theme. "It's very much about taking stock of my life. I wanted to convey a sense of release and affirmation," he says. "This was the first song that we recorded. Immediately it felt in a very different space from Familial."
The album's talismanic qualities explore a world of hope and plans, connection and disconnection - between family, friends and self - and dreams and fears: "I love records that you can almost live in, where the songs become talismans that you take to heart. That's what I was trying to create in Weatherhouse." With its emotional frankness, haunting melodies and gripping tension, Selway has made a great artistic leap and created something that even the most experienced singer-songwriters would be proud of.1. Coming up for Air
2. Around Again
3. Let It Go
4. Miles Away
6. It Will End in Tears
7. Don't Go Now
8. Drawn to the Light
9. Waiting for a Sign
10. Turning It Inside Out$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bad YearAfter the release of their 2014 debut EP The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die, The Weaks went to work on creating the best rock and roll record of the decade. Bad Year, the first full length record from The Weaks, is filled with more guitars than all of the songs you've heard on the radio in the last ten years combined. Slowly making their way towards superstardom, The Weaks have taken everything you love about Weezer, Superchunk and Cheap Trick and squeezed them Together in eleven tracks of purified rock.
The Weaks keep the same tongue in cheek Tomfoolery that earned them their cult following With The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die (see Bad Year tracks 2, 9 & 11), and just like on that EP, Bad Year's cheeky titling is backed up by well-crafted, beautifully recorded, brilliantly catchy songs. The songwritingduo of Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo may be silly, but they are no joke. Alternating between shredding rockers and pop-y sing-alongs, The Weaks have put their back into delivering you your new favorite record.1. Kick It
3. Still Courting
4. Bad Year
7. Black Box
9. I Don't Want To Be An Anarchist (Anymore)
10. Welcome To Earth
11. Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No. 1 - Dizzy GillespieOriginal Remastered
The story behind the bent trumpet
It is just a few days since the accident that gave the career of the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie a new boost and made the main figure of this captivating Jazz history appear that bit crazier, that bit more "Dizzier". At the end of the year 1953, according to the legend, Lorraine Gillespie, Dizzy's wife, was celebrating her birthday in Manhattan; there were a lot of musicians, dancers and actors present and, after performing for the birthday girl, Dizzy's trumpet was left lying unattended on the stage while the trumpeter was outside in front of the club giving an interview. The two dancing comedians "Stump & Stumpy" (Jimmy Cross and Eddie Hartman) were capering around the stage and one of them fell on the instrument and damaged it so that the bell was bent upwards at an angle of 45 degrees. Dizzy, the story continues, tried to play the mutilated instrument and noticed just how near to his ear his own sound suddenly was, nearer at least than with a normal trumpet. He had the damaged instrument repaired, but ordered a new trumpet from a manufacturer with exactly the same kink as the accident had caused.
If all of that is true, the first jazz recording in the archive of today's NDR was played either with the repaired trumpet or with a substitute instrument -Mister Gillespie, who came on the 9th of March 1953 with his quintet for a studio recording to Hamburg's studio 10(which at the time was merged with the Cologne broadcaster under the name of "Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk" - NWDR), is not only wearing - even though there is no audience - a decorative Tyrolean hat like the popular singing comedian and EX-GI Billy Mo; the ornately decorated trumpet he plays has no kink, it is absolutely straight (as verified in the photos by Susanne Schapowalow). The "old" Dizzy, so to speak, becomes a prominent guest on this remarkable day in Hamburg, and the "new" Dizzy has just ordered his future trade mark from the trumpet manufacturer. "60 Years Jazz in the NDR" could hardly have kicked off more auspiciously.
In 1953 John Birks Gillespie is 36 years old and a world star in Jazz. Born in 1917 in the small town of Cheraw/South Carolina, the youngest of nine children, he is known in the scene as "Dizzy" because, alongside the inventors of bebop Charlie Parker and Bud Powell, he likes to play the mad intellectual with goatee beard, Basque beret and round sunglasses. He cultivates the role of provocateur, in 1964 he even stands for election as president of the USA. However, the history of bebop has already been written when he comes to Hamburg in the spring of 1953; now the time has come for Dizzy, the spirited oddball, to reinvent himself - until in 1968 with a grandiose big band at the Berlin Jazz Festival and from then on, again and again, he sets important milestones in a great career, including NDR concerts of course. He never switches styles and sounds as drastically as, for example, Miles Davis - Dizzy was always Dizzy - but ever new musical formations led up to the "United Nations Orchestra" with whom he guested in the last years before his death on 6 January 1993 all over the world including on northern German festival stages. As often as possible, the recording vans of NDR were always there.
In March 1953, Gillespie is accompanied by the baritone saxophonist Bill Graham, a musician who in the years beforehand had been part of the "Dee Gee Days", the "Savoy Sessions" (the album of this title became a classic of modern Jazz). Graham contributed not only magnificent solos in the sessions such as now in Hamburg; he also wrote "Oh-sho-be-do-be" a light-hearted ditty about the whispered conversations of young lovers which became a genuine classic in Gillespie's repertoire. At the piano in the Hamburg studio sits Wade Legge, barely thirty years old at the time, and one of the greatest but highly underestimated and unfortunately almost forgotten talents of the time. Legge's partner of many years, Lou Hackney, plays bass, and Al Jones is on percussion.
Among other places, this European tour also brought the band to Paris; they recorded five tracks on a stop at the Hamburg studio. Gershwin's "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Alone Together" by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz are followed by two of those compositions laced with Latino rhythms that Dizzy had developed with the percussionist Chano Pozo and the arranger Gil Fuller: "Manteca" and "Tin-Tin-Deo". The short but extremely sweet program ends with "I Can't Get Started", a masterpiece for posterity written by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin.
The power of imagination is really not sufficient to conceive of the interaction of Gillespie's quintet with the other band in this studio session - or how on this 9th of March what was probably the most important modern quintet in the German-speaking world performed alongside Dizzy. Hans Koller had formed the band around himself. Koller was born in 1921 in Vienna. After time spent as an American prisoner of war, in 1946 he returned to his home city to found a Jazz club, and the saxophone sound he made his own influenced at least a generation. The trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff was not even 25 years old in March 1953, and it is not so long since he swapped the guitar for the trombone as a professional musician. Jutta Hipp is the pianist. Born in Leipzig in 1935, she was regarded as the greatest piano talent of her time; her career took off vertically, but ended abruptly and tragically shortly after she moved to the USA. She never played piano again and she never returned to Germany. She died in 2003 in New York, almost completely forgotten. Shorty Roeder on bass and the percussionist Karl Sanner are the top rhythmists of their age - and this band of twenty-somethings (Koller is the oldest at 32, and with a certain amount of bravado he christened them the "New Jazz Stars") is showing quite clearly that Jazz in Europe wants to and will take other paths than Dizzy in the motherland of the genre.
Koller selected some quite standard fare; "The Way You Look Tonight" is followed by "Indian Summer", "You Go to My Head" is followed by "All the Things You Are". Old friends, all very familiar - but the interpretation that the quintet gives these tracks is cooler than anything considered cool or fashionable up to then in the USA. What would have been going through Mr. Gillespie's keen mind when he heard just how uncompromisingly these young Krauts and Koller were advancing the renewal of music which had begun to develop further and beyond the Dizzy standard at home in the USA ?
Anyone in the NWDR studio in Hamburg on the 9th of March 1953 who could read minds would probably have witnessed an international dialogue, which has ever since repeatedly influenced the Jazz world. "60 years Jazz in the NDR" - and what an event stands at the very beginning!Side A - Dizzy Gillespie Quartet
1. They Can't Take That Away From Me
2. Alone Together
4. Tin Tin Deo
5. I Can't Get Started
Side B - Hans Koller New Jazz Stars
6. The Way You Look Tonight
7. Indian Summer
8. You Go To My Head
9. All The Things You Are$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No. 3 - Stephane Grappelli EnsembleMono
On the 17th of May 1957 StÉphane Grappelli came to Hamburg for a recording session with a quartet in Studio 1 of the Norddeutscher Rundfunk radio broadcaster. From today's perspective the trip was a rare event for the then 49-year-old jazz musician, because from the end of the 1940s until the mid-1960s he was rarely to be found in a recording studio anywhere, even though he was already one of the world's best jazz violinists. His studio absence is particularly puzzling given that up to his death on the 1st of December 1997 he was probably one of the most recorded violinists in the history of music of the 20th century. But from this roughly 15-year period there is actually just a handful of released recordings by and with StÉphane Grappelli.
For the jazz violinist the years before making his trip to Hamburg in 1957 were a time of upheaval and change which left a "gap" in Grappelli's CV and discography. There are several reasons for this. One of them lies in the technical developments of the time. Music became louder. Electric guitars, improved microphones and the voluminous sound, in particular of the brass section, also led to a broadening of the dynamic spectrum in jazz. With its delicate acoustics it was difficult for a violin to assert itself against the other instruments without amplification. Before coming to Hamburg, Grappelli had already started experimenting with various pick-up systems. But he was generally dissatisfied with the results because the electrification of his instrument had an excessively alienating effect on the unique timbre of the violin and the ambience was lost. This is why he often preferred a chamber music setting in the recording studio, as this gave him the best acoustic results with just a simple microphone.
Another reason was of a personal nature. On the 16th of May 1953 the Manouche guitarist "Django" Reinhardt died. The death of his long-time friend and musical companion had deeply wounded StÉphane Grappelli. He rarely spoke about this loss. When he did, then he spoke about the years between 1934 and 1939, when they both fronted the now legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France. It was the countless recordings with this band that earned Grappelli and Reinhardt their reputation as "legends" of early European jazz. Here and in the USA: with the then so popular Hot Jazz which the pair mixed from the very beginning of their percussionless band with the Musette waltzes typical of French dance music and the music of the Manouches, the French Gypsies.
When the Second World War broke out on the 1st of September 1939, the Quintette du Hot Club de France was on tour in England. While one, Reinhardt, returned to his homeland of France, the other, Grappelli, remained in London. In his English exile the violinist became acquainted with George Shearing. An encounter with consequences. Because Grappelli - who had taught himself to play the violin as a youth before going to study classical violin at the venerable Conservatoire de Paris, after which, like many musicians of the time, he earned his livelihood playing with dance orchestras in the French capital - was always interested in being part of new musical developments. With the blind pianist who was more than ten years younger and his concept of block chords, Grappelli was given the opportunity to learn what was for him an unknown harmonic language in jazz.
But above all, up to the late 1950s Grappelli was still working on perfecting his instrumental skills. While his solo choruses on the violin with the Quintette du Hot Club de France mainly involved intensifying ornamentations, tension-escalating vibrati, glissandi and tremoli, short fill-ups and improvised melodic phrases, in the years after the end of the war he expanded the range of forms of expression on his instrument. He was inspired, for example, by the "Bel Canto" playing of the classical violin virtuosos, taught himself different type of bow strokes, and learned an unusual grip technique for the violin in order to be able to fly over the strings with the minimum of pressure. But above all he emotionalised his sound using a technique with which he preceded the played notes with a glissando from below.
StÉphane Grappelli's visit to Studio 1 at the Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hamburg in 1957 was then indeed a stroke of luck. Because on this day he had for the first time the complete repertoire of forms of expression on the violin which made him the style-forming jazz musician who earned the admiration even of instrumentalists in other genres such as the great classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin. At the same time, his tone and phrasing still had the vitality and virility of his younger years with the Quintette du Hot de France in the 1930s. And even more: In 1957 he was able to build a bridge with his violin between the swinging grandezza of the US jazz musicians and the great tradition of European music.
A major factor in making the recording session in Studio 1 of the NDR a field of experimentation for Grappelli was his rhythm group. This included his twenty-years-younger compatriot, the pianist Maurice Vander, and the two Germans Hans Last on the contra bass (yes, you've read it correctly: years later "Hans" was to become "James" Last) and Rolf Ahrens on percussion. With delicate harmony and colourful melody the three musicians cleared the ground for their leader to experiment with his violin: with his soft and broad legato bowing technique, for example, which allowed him to achieve such naturally swinging phrasing, particularly in the ballads and mid-tempo numbers, as the great US saxophonists at the time, with his sharp pizzicato which gave his solo choruses a dynamically differentiated energy level, or with his sensational flageolet tones in preparation for the climaxes of his improvisations.
Even though at first glance the repertoire recorded in Hamburg with its mixture of songs from the "Great American Songbook" ("St. Louis Blues" for example, or "Lady Be Good" and "The Lady Is A Tramp") and pieces, for example, by Django Reinhardt (in particular "Manoir De Mes Rêves" and "Nuages") appeared to offer little spectacular, in its natural and self-evident way this studio session was an illustration of what was to be Grappelli's life-long guiding principle: "Jazz is all about feeling: It is a matter of the heart", as he once summarised it in simple words "It is only when you have the feeling that the music happens as if by itself."LP1
1. Autumn In New York
2. Jeepers Creepers
3. These Foolish Things
4. She's Funny That Way
6. It Might As Well Be Spring
7. Hambourg Souvenir
8. Vours qui passez sans me voir
9. Lady Be Good
10. A Flower Is A Love-Some Thing
1. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
2. Manoir de mes reves
3. How About You?
4. The Lady Is A Tramp
5. St. Louis Blues
6. A Girl In Calico
7. I'll Remember April
8. Blue Moon
9. How High The Moon
10. Pennies From Heaven$37.99Vinyl LP Mono - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having (10 Year Anniversary Edition)
Red & Green Vinyl
Includes an 8-page LP Lyric Booklet
With a career built on eight albums, dozens of side projects and over 18 years of touring, Atmosphere's classic album, You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having, is back after being out of print on vinyl for several years. This limited 10 year anniversary edition, four piece vinyl comes newly packaged in a custom quad-fold LP jacket including two transparent green color vinyl containing the original album and two transparent red color vinyl containing the never before released instrumentals.$42.99Colored Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WAR-6589xDeath From Above 1979
The Physical WorldProduced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band's universally acclaimed debut album, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground /over ground sensation.1. Cheap Talk
2. Right On, Frankenstein!
4. Always On
5. Crystal Ball
6. White Is Red
7. Trainwreck 1979
8. Nothin' Left
9. Government Trash
11. The Physical World$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CatharsisNorthwestern doom titans Yob's sophomore LP 'Catharsis' is finally available again with a deluxe vinyl treatment. 'Catharsis' is one of the most colossal American doom metal albums of the last decade from one of the most important bands in heavy music today. Relapse is proud to unveil the long-awaited vinyl reissue of YOB's sought-after cult classic, ten years after its initial release. Remastered from the original tapes by legendary grunge godfather Tad Doyle, Catharsis sounds heavier and more monstrous than ever.1. Aeons
3. Catharsis$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The World Won't StopThis 8-track signed vinyl version of The World Won't Stop includes eight tracks from the CD plus an MP3 download card for all eleven tracks.
Hundred Seventy Split is a new, exciting, high energy blues/rock power trio showcasing the combined talents of Joe Gooch on guitar/vocals and Leo Lyons on bass. Both are current members of Ten Years After. They are joined by Damon Sawyer on drums.1. The Smoke
2. All My Yesterdays
3. No Deal
4. Going Home
5. The World Won't Stop
6. Where The Blues Began
8. Wish You Were At Woodstock?$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
As Recorded At Madison Square Garden (Music On Vinyl)The live album 'As Recorded at Madison Square Garden' was originally released in June 1972, just one week after the concert took place at the Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. This show was Presley's first live concert in the Big Apple since the 1950s. Many musicians attended one of his shows most notably amongst them George Harrison, Art Garfunkel, David Bowie, all the members of both Ten Years After and Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon and Bob Dylan. Being backed by an eight-piece band, an orchestra and eight backup singers the show itself is the more elaborately produced follow-up to his Las Vegas performances of 1969-1970.LP 1
1. Introduction: Also sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
2. That's All Right
3. Proud Mary
4. Never Been To Spain
5. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
6. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
7. Polk Salad Annie
8. Love Me
9. All Shook Up
10. Heartbreak Hotel
11. Medley (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear / Don't Be Cruel
12. Love Me Tender
1. The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
2. Introductions By Elvis
3. Hound Dog
4. Suspicious Minds
5. For The Good Times
6. An American Trilogy
7. Funny How Time Slips Away
8. I Can't Stop Loving You
9. Can't Help Falling In Love
10. End Theme (Orchestra)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live From HomeShudder To Think continues to be as important and other-worldly today as they were when they released their first independent single, 'It Was Arson' in 1988. In 1994 Shudder To Think signed to Epic Records and released their opus Pony Express Record, an album still considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential albums of our time. In the fall of 2008, ten years after the band's break-up, Shudder To Think reunited in response to overwhelming requests. The band delivered some of the most compelling and potent shows of their career. The best of those live shows can be found here1. Dialogue
2. Red House
3. Shake Your Halo Down
5. Hit Liquor
6. Love Catastrophe
7. Lies About the Sky
8. Jade Dust Eyes
9. Gang of $
10. She Wears He-Harem
13. 9 Fingers on You
14. No. Rm 9 Kentucky
15. Call of the Playground
17. X-French Tee Shirt
19. About Three Dreams
21. Day Ditty$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Documentary 2.0 (Limited Edition)180 Gram Limited Edition Red Colored Vinyl
Features Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar!
The Documentary 2 sounds effortless and winds up awesome because of it, with singles like 100 featuring Drake and Summertime with its Mike WiLL Made It beat both coming off as cool-headed classics. Dre and Ice Cube show up for the key cut Don't Trip, while appearances from Ab-Soul, Future, and DeJ Loaf prove the Game is up on current events. Somewhere in between are appearances from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Q-Tip, all assisting the MC on this worthy and downright exciting sequel.
Ten years after what's widely considered to be GAME'S best album, the Compton rapper is now on his 6th album, and he thinks the DOCUMENTATRY 2 will be his best yet, saying, "The Old Me Was Wack! I'm better than that now." - HOTNEWHIPHOP1. Intro
2. On Me Featuring Kendrick Lamar
3. Step Up Featuring Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4. Don't Trip Featuring Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5. Standing on Ferraris Featuring Diddy
6. Dollar and a Dream Featuring Ab-Soul
7. Made in America Featuring Mvrcus Blvck
8. Hashtag Featuring Jelly Roll
9. Circles Featuring Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10. Uncle Skit
11. Dedicated Featuring Future & Sonyae
12. Bitch You Ain't S-
13. Summertime Featuring Jelly Roll
14. Mula Featuring Kanye West
15. The Documentary 2
16. New York, New York
17. 100 Featuring Drake
18. Just Another Day
19. LA Featuring Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Songs In A MinorIt's hard to believe that it was only ten years ago that a nineteen-year old Alicia Keys burst onto the scene with her phenomenal debut Songs In A Minor.
It sold more than 50,000 copies on its first day of release, won 5 Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Song Of The Year with the hit song 'Fallin'', and legend has it that Prince personally approved her version of 'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore' after she gave a private performance at his Minnesota Mansion.
Combining gangsta cornrows with a classical background, Alicia seamlessly blends strong melodies and Hip Hop beats with classic arrangements.
She was a breath of fresh air next to the over-sexual teen stars of the decade despite the fact that she was more in tune with the independent female stars of the '60s and '70s.
Now, ten years after release, the sound of this album hasn't dated; like the artist that created it, it has ripened and earned a worthy place in the pantheon of pop music.
The original - and only other - LP version from 2002 is hard to come by and can fetch up to €80, but now Music On Vinyl is making it available to you again on two 180 grams audiophile vinyl LPs!LP 1
1. Piano & I
3. How Come You Don't Call Me
6. Rock Wit U
7. A Woman's Worth
8. Jane Doe
2. The Life
3. Mr. Man
4. Never Felt This Way
6. Why Do I Feel So Bad
7. Caged Bird
8. Lovin U$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
$44.99 $37.99 Save $7.00 (16%)
Alive 2007 (On Sale)Timed to perfection, Daft Punk's second live album landed exactly ten years after the first, and provides a fitting complement to Alive 1997, easily the best live non-DJ electronica record ever released. While the original featured only a handful of tracks (but found them transformed and tweaked ad infinitum), Alive 2007 is packed with productions, most of them short and many of them getting a big crowd response (all recorded at one show in Paris in June of 2007). As on their first two classic full-lengths, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo display excellent crowd control, pacing the record well, spacing the hits, and building the mood like the good crowd-pleasers they are. It has the feel of a greatest-hits-live concert, but energized by Daft Punk's talents at weaving songs in and out of each other. Even songs from the comparatively desultory Human After All sound rejuvenated in context, with Robot Rock getting the show off to a rousing start. It may not be better or stronger than the original Alive 1997, but it's definitely harder and faster.
- John Bush (All Music Guide)
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
2. Touch It / Technologic
3. Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
4. Too Long / Steam Machine
5. Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
6. Burnin' / Too Long
7. Face to Face / Short Circuit
8. One More Time / Aerodynamic
9. Aerodynamic Beats / Forget About the World
10. The Prime Time of Your Life / The Brainwasher / Rollin' & Scratchin' / Alive
11. Da Funk / Daftendirekt
12. Superheroes / Human After All / Rock'n Roll
$44.99 $37.99 Save $7.00 (16%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
$39.99 $33.99 Save $6.00 (15%)
Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded) (Pre-Order) (On Sale)Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Gatefold Sleeve With Deluxe Spot Varnish
Remastered Expanded Edition
Featuring Marvin Gaye And Paul Carrack
First Time On Vinyl!
Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack, and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like Marvin & Miles, You're My Medicine and Beautiful Day would become instant classics and kick-started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.
The appeal of the album was also recognized by jazz label Blue Note and in 2009 a remixed version of the album hit the shelves. With the key tracks, originally mixed in the chill mode, dramatically remixed in club soul style, the blue label parachuted Sex 'n' Jazz into platinum heaven.
This 2017 expanded edition brings together both the Blue Note remix album master and the original vintage album master from early 2007 for the very first time. State of the art remastered, this landmark edition of Sex 'n' Jazz sounds as crispy as ever. This must be the ultimate fan experience to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the trendsetting club soul masterwork and its prelude.
Ten years after its original release, the album is now available on vinyl for the first time. The first limited, individually numbered edition is pressed on white vinyl. Only 1,000 copies available.
Further decades may pass and public taste may change, but it will always be just the right time for Sex 'n' Jazz.
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1
1. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
2. Marvin & Miles
3. Ride On (Featuring Paul Carrack)
4. Cool Summer Breeze
5. Beautiful Day
6. You're My Medicine (feat. Marvin Gaye)
7. More Medicine
8. Chet's Chat
9. Quiet Storm
10. I Want Love
11. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
12. Hey, Mr. Glider (feat. Erik Truffaz)
13. Hot Glue
1. Marvin & Miles
2. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
3. Ride On
4. You're My Medicine
5. More Medicine
6. Summer Breeze
7. Beautiful Day
8. Chet's Chat
9. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
10. Hey, Mr. Glider
11. Quiet Storm
12. I Want Love
13. Hot Glue$39.99 $33.99 Save $6.00 (15%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now