Vinyl. Our way of life since 2004 (877) 929-8729

VPI Dealer Authorized & Certified
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
LP20 - 20% Off Vinyl
Home > Products for: '

The American Scene

'
Results per page:
  • The American Scene (Speakers Corner) The American Scene (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The American Scene (Speakers Corner)

    In 1967 T. A. McEwen, head of Classical Music at Decca in London, named three artists to whom he believed the company had a moral obligation: Ernest Ansermet, Renata Tebaldi, and Mantovani.



    It may well be today that other names ought to be included in the list. However, it cannot be denied that in the early days of the Decca Record Company these three artists - like no others - made an immense contribution towards the company's market position and to its musical identity in particular.



    Annunzio Mantovani was born in the traditionally musical city of Venice in 1905. At the age of only 23 he was director of the Hotel Metropole's own orchestra in London, and it was with this orchestra that he made his first recordings. It took 20 years, however, for him to become a world-famous star. The final breakthrough of the 'Mantovani Sound' came in 1951 with his waltz Charmaine which was produced for the American market.



    This sound was utterly different from that of other entertainment orchestras at that time. Mantovani created such a lush and intense violin sound that that critics believed it was the result of recording tricks - an assumption that Mantovani easily disproved with his numerous concerts.



    The album The American Scene demonstrates the whole spectrum of one of the 20th century's most genial arrangers : I Dream Of Jeanny is a wonderful exemple of the truly remarkable strings which is counterbalanced by such numbers as the sparkling Camptown Races for example. Arranging folk songs for large orchestra can be somewhat perilous in that they easily become insignificant but Mantovani is in no danger of this: the 'wall of sound' which he created with his orchestra is far too fascinating for that.





    Musicians:



    • Mantovani and his orchestra





    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.



    Alberto Mantovani
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • On The Scene '73 On The Scene '73 Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    On The Scene '73

    Import


    Previously unreleased live broadcast of intimate Tom Waits performance featuring incredible rarities - plus interviews with the man himself.


    Securing his first proper record deal with David Geffen's Asylum label in 1972, Tom Waits would go on to release seven records with the label in as many years. The first of these, Closing Time, was released in March 73 and comprised the most unique collection of original compositions that American critics and consumers had witnessed since the 1960s heyday of Beatles, Beach Boys and Bob Dylan. Informed by the wordsmiths of the beat generation, the blues howlers of a former age, the smooth jazz vocals of Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, and the country flavoured ballads that Ray Charles had turned to in the early 1960s, Waits developed a cult following with his portrayals of modern American domesticity and love sought and lost. On the 12th August 1973 Waits was to be found performing an in-house set for the renowned L.A. radio series Folk Scene, broadcast weekly by KPFK FM, Tom's performances were augmented with interviews that provide a fascinating insight into his career at this time. Included too on this LP are five additional tracks from a performance Tom made in Santa Monica a few months later on 10th November 1973. Also the subject of an FM broadcast, two further cuts from The Heart of Saturday Night are complimented by a triumvirate of Waits rarities that have seldom been heard before or since.

    LP1
    1. Virginia Avenue
    2. Interview
    3. San Diego Seranade
    4. Interview
    5. Ol 55
    6. Interview
    7. Semi Suite
    8. Interview
    9. Fumblin With The Blues
    10. Interview
    11. Rosie
    12. Interview
    13. Depot, Depot
    14. Interview


    LP2
    15. I Hope I Dont Fall In Love With You
    16. Interview
    17. (Looking For) The Heart Of Saturday Night
    18. Interview
    19. Ice Cream Man
    20. Interview
    21. Big Joe And Phantom 309
    22. Interview
    23. Fridays Blues

    24. Shiver Me Timbers
    25. Diamonds On My Windshield
    26. Getting Drunk On The Bottle

    27. Tijuana (with Jack Tempchi)

    Tom Waits
    $37.99
    140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory

    Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory is the fifth studio album by American progressive Metal/Rock band Dream Theater. Originally released in 1999, it was recorded at BearTracks Studios in New York, where the band had previously recorded their second studio album Images And Words and the EP A Change of Seasons.


    The album is the sequel to Metropolis-Part I: The Miracle And The Sleeper, a song previously featured on the band's 1992 album Images and Words [MOVLP780]. It was the first album to feature Jordan Rudess on keyboards.


    In 2012, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory was voted as the number one all-time progressive Rock album in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone, beating Rush's 2112 and Close to the Edge by Yes.

    LP1
    1. Scene One: Regression
    2. Scene Two: I. Overture 1928
    II. Strange Deja Vu
    3. Scene Three: I. Through My Words
    II. Fatal Tragedy
    4. Scene Four: Beyond This Life
    5. Scene Five: Through Her Eyes


    LP2
    1. Scene Six: Home
    2. Scene Seven: I. The Dance Of Eternity
    II. One Last Time
    3. Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On
    4. Scene Nine: Finally Free

    Dream Theater
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Every Day And Every Night Every Day And Every Night Quick View

    $14.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Every Day And Every Night

    A singer-songwriter of true importance to emerge on the American indie music scene, Conor Oberst shows his talent on this 5-song EP. Combining well-crafted, insightful lyrics with haunting music, and melodies to produce songs that are manic, depressing, honest, and inspiring, Every Day and Every Night EP is a must-have for fans of Conor's work.
    1. A Line Allows Progress, a Circle Does Not
    2. A Perfect Sonnet
    3. On My Way to Work
    4. A New Arrangement
    5. Neely O'Hara
    Bright Eyes
    $14.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Goodbye Terrible Youth Goodbye Terrible Youth Quick View

    $17.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Goodbye Terrible Youth

    How do you improve an already striking set of stripped-down, homemade pop? Gary McClure, the St. Louis-by-way-of Scotland songwriter behind American Wrestlers, a once anonymous project that became one of the year's best new bands, believes it's about being true to the basics.


    "It's truly about becoming good enough to write the album you wanted to listen to when you were 15," he says. "Every time I make a new record, I feel like I'm getting closer."


    Goodbye Terrible Youth (November 4, Fat Possum) shows McClure taking bedroom recordings onto a bigger stage without sacrificing the intimacy that makes them so attractive. If his self-titled album showed his knack for stringing together addictive guitar lines-the shimmer of shoegaze mixed with the emotional fist pump of power pop-Goodbye Terrible Youth amplifies that energy with a road-tested band. Literally breaking out of the home studio-the Tascam mixer McClure had been recording on has fallen apart from overuse-he's embraced a bigger sound and stage on Goodbye Terrible Youth, his rueful yet propulsive songwriting only becoming sharper.


    "I wanted to write songs that bridged the gap better between audience and stage," he says. "Faster, louder more distortion. Something you can do handstands and backflips and start small fires to."


    Building on the dreamy haze of previous recordings, McClure's music on GTY often crackles with energy. Lead song "Vote Thatcher" flips a switch between propulsive, jangly guitar lines and bright, boisterous, choruses, a fitting backdrop for lyrics imploring listeners not to let their youth slip through their fingers. "Someone Far Away," propelled by a massive, fuzzy bassline, makes a perfect soundtrack for a long desert drive, while the angular and angsty, while "Terrible Youth" opens with a muscular take on the midsection riff of Marquee Moon, than fuzzes into grunge over a Stone Roses bass line along with a bit of Big Star swagger.


    When McClure's homemade recordings surfaced in late 2014, they featured the kind of lo-fi charm you'd expect from a lost classic, like a long-lost mixtape rediscovered under the seat of your car. Self-released on Bandcamp, the earnest and effortless album reflects McClure at his best.


    "It's this weird kind of thing happens where the music kind of constructs itself," he says. "My music making process is always happening, always going on in my head. It's almost like anti-virus software in my computer. It's always plugging away in the background."


    McClure's career may be the definition of plugging away, enough so that he has the unique distinction of being "discovered" twice. Before starting American Wrestler, he was one-half of Working For a Nuclear Free City, a shoegaze-inspired band out of Manchester, England. By 2013, McClure and bandmate Phil Kay decided to wind the project down. As McClure weighed next move, he started playing around and posting demos online. The tracks caught the attention of Bridgette Imperial, an American who was studying overseas, and sparked more than just a meeting of musical minds. They began dating, and a year later, McClure had moved to St. Louis to marry her.


    The midwest move has been a key influence for the restless musician, a more open music scene than he was accustomed to in Manchester. While working a warehouse job for UPS in Missouri, McClure began experimenting and recording what would become the first American Wrestlers album, and the momentum and reception built since then has allowed him to stretch out and refine a new album of songs with a full band, which includes Imperial, who plays keyboard, as well as Ian Reitz on bass and Josh Van Hoorebeke on drums. McClure's new set of bouncing, well-crafted songs shows that musical youth is not always wasted on the young.


    "I'm always surprised by how each record brings me closer to writing simpler, heavier, catchier songs like those bands who gave me my musical epiphany: Nirvana, the Smashing Pumpkins, Hole and that first Foo Fighters record," he says. "I first learned how to write by copying them and got lost for a decade in intricacy and experimentation. Now, it feels like I'm heading back."

    1. Vote Thatcher
    2. Give Up
    3. So Long
    4. Hello, Dear
    5. Amazing Grace
    6. Terrible Youth
    7. Blind Kids
    8. Someone Far Away
    9. Real People
    American Wrestlers
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists) This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists) Quick View

    $32.99
    Buy Now
    x

    This Is My Happy Hour (Birth Of The Scientists)

    Import


    Formed in the West Coast town of Perth, Australia in 1978, the sound of the
    Scientists contains the entire history of that other West Coast soundgrunge.
    Worshipped by the American indie scene of the early nineties and beyond, Kim
    Salmon actually allegedly coined the term grunge to define the Scientists own
    sound although the Scientists perhaps had more in common with the Cramps
    than Mudhoney. Although the band released their first single in 1979 (Frantic
    Romantic), this compilation focuses on the period from 1982-1984, after the
    band had set up camp in Sydney and established their signature soundbeginning with their 1982 breakthrough single
    (This Is My Happy Hour b/w Swampland) and their influential Blood Red River EP, and ending with the bands
    move to London in 1984.

    Swampland
    This Is My Happy Hour
    When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
    Set It On Fire
    Revhead
    Brunout
    Blood Red River
    The Spin
    Nitro
    Solid Gold Hell
    Murderess In A PUrple Dress
    Backwards Man
    Fire Escape
    Scientists
    $32.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • To The Death To The Death Quick View

    $35.99
    Buy Now
    x

    To The Death

    Brazilian death metal veterans NervoChaos release "To the Death" via Greyhaze Records. This album features guest performances by big names in the international and South American Metal scenes such as Ralph Santolla (Death, Deicide), João (Ratos de Porão) and Zhema (Vulcano).


    The album's cover art is done by Joe Petagno (Motorhead).

    1. Mark of The Beast
    2. Sheep Amongst Wolves
    3. Your World's Trend
    4. Gospel of Judas
    5. The Exile
    6. To The Death
    7. Hate
    8. Smoking Mortal Remains
    9. Mind Under Siege
    10. Delusions and Lies
    11. Destroyer of Worlds
    12. Warlords Unbound
    13. Wolves Curse
    Nervochaos
    $35.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I See The Light (On Sale) I See The Light (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $24.99 $19.42 Save $5.57 (22%)

    Buy Now
    x

    I See The Light (On Sale)

    Sourced from the Original Mono Master Tapes for the First Time!


    The versatile Five Americans were so tapped into the heroic pop scene of 1965-66, they were able to pen brilliant original material that could, at times, sound something like the raw garage howl of the Rolling Stones, the jangle of the Byrds, the psychedelic mystery of Jefferson Airplane or the PhD folk-rock of Simon & Garfunkel.


    Best of all, lead guitarist Mike Rabon, keyboardist John Durrill, rhythm guitarist Norman Ezell, bassist Jim Grant and drummer Jimmy Wright, put their own distinct stamp on a string of smashes that began with the mighty "I See the Light" in early 1966.


    Hailing from Oklahoma, this hungry quintet hit the jackpot when they moved en masse to Dallas and hooked up with the red-hot Abnak label, run by John Abnor, Sr. Their debut longplayer, I See the Light, was a perfect snapshot of what made 1966 a watershed year for rock. The song of the same name opens with what may be the most famous held organ note in rock history, then turns to a stomping bass line that would have been the envy of Slade's Doc Marten army six years later.


    "Goodbye" is a perfect extension of the Slick-Balin vocal tandem about to catch fire in San Francisco. "I Know They Lie" has that Byrds/Brummels Rickenbacker jangle down pat. "Don't Blame Me" and "It's a Crying Shame," a pair of snarling garage-rock nuggets, go directly for the jugular with results every bit as lethal as anything ever cut in the Lone Star state.


    This 180g vinyl-only release is impeccably sourced from the original mono master tapes, the first time the album has been re-released in ultra-honest, bone-crunching mono!

    1. I See the Light
    2. The Losing Game
    3. Goodbye
    4. I Know They Lie
    5. Twist & Shout
    6. She's-A-My-Own
    7. The Train
    8. It's a Crying Shame
    9. I'm So Glad
    10. Don't Blame Me
    11. The Outcast
    12. What'd I Say
    The Five Americans
    $24.99 $19.42 Save $5.57 (22%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Unframed Litho) (On Sale) Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Unframed Litho) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $269.99 $199.99 Save $70.00 (26%)

    Buy Now
    x

    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Unframed Litho) (On Sale)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Lithographic Print (Not Framed)


    Returning to the American concert scene after a three-year layoff, The Rolling Stones recorded GET YER YA-YA'S OUT! during a triumphant two-date stand at Madison Square Garden in late November 1969. It's often called one of the top live rock albums of all time.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, including a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time each album was recorded.


    Get Your Ya-Ya's Out LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album Get Your Ya-Ya's Out and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    Not eligible for further discount.

    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Carol
    3. Stray Cat Blues
    4. Love in Vain
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Sympathy for the Devil
    7. Live With Me
    8. Little Queenie
    9. Honky Tonk Women
    10. Street Fighting Man
    The Rolling Stones
    $269.99 $199.99 Save $70.00 (26%)
    Colored Vinyl LP + Lithograph - Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Framed Litho) Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Framed Litho) Quick View

    $499.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    Returning to the American concert scene after a three-year layoff, The Rolling Stones recorded GET YER YA-YA'S OUT! during a triumphant two-date stand at Madison Square Garden in late November 1969. It's often called one of the top live rock albums of all time.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, including a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time each album was recorded.


    Get Your Ya-Ya's Out LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Carol
    3. Stray Cat Blues
    4. Love in Vain
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Sympathy for the Devil
    7. Live With Me
    8. Little Queenie
    9. Honky Tonk Women
    10. Street Fighting Man
    The Rolling Stones
    $499.99
    Colored Vinyl LP + Lithograph - Sealed Buy Now
  • This Is The Life This Is The Life Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    This Is The Life

    They told me all is fair in love and war, so I killed the one I've been fighting for.


    So went the process for Hunter Morris after the dissolution of his prior band Gift Horse. A professional fly fishing guide by trade, he spent a year on the trout streams of north Georgia literally and figuratively far away from the music scene in his home of Athens, GA. This time of reflection produced the songs that would become Blue Blood. But it was the process of reinvention that provided the inspiration for these songs long before there were finished lyrics, structures, and arrangements.


    Blue Blood began as a new solo project for Morris, but through the process of making demos in solitude and trying to find a new voice for his songs, what emerged was a collection of songs worthy of full band, psychedelic pop treatment. And Morris knew just the person for the job. He sent some of the songs to Hank Sullivant, who fronts Kuroma, was a founding member of The Whigs, and is currently the guitarist for MGMT, and who had previously produced the Gift Horse LP "Mountain of Youth". After hearing Morris' demos, Sullivant immediately assumed a more involved producer/instrumentalist role and the studio version of Blue Blood became a collaboration between the two. Morris and Sullivant recruited J.J. Bower (Dead Confederate, Battle Tapes) to play the drums, as well as keyboardist Dave Spivey, and they recently completed what will be the debut Blue Blood LP "This Is The Life", which will be released in October of 2014 on This Is American Music.


    The album was definitely the foundation upon which Blue Blood was built, as Morris and Sullivant essentially completed recording it before Blue Blood ever played a live show. However, it is the live lineup of Blue Blood that has brought the songs into their own. Morris says that having the songs recorded prior to forming a band to play them made the learning process much more efficient. But it's what each member brings of their own playing style and personality that give the songs an added depth in the live setting.

    1. Everyday Is Yesterday
    2. This Is The Life
    3. All The Lies
    4. Jaw Of A China Doll
    5. We Could Never Be Friends
    6. The Kids Are The City
    7. Money To Lose
    8. Birth Right
    9. Helping Hands
    10. The Buyout
    11. Black
    Blue Blood
    $18.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Unhallowed (Awaiting Repress) Unhallowed (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Unhallowed (Awaiting Repress)

    Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl


    Very few bands, if any at all, get it right on the mark with their first album. When I say that, I mean how capable they are of attaining and projecting their goal as a band - the sound and message - into one complete album. While there's no such thing as the perfect album, debut, or otherwise, The Black Dahlia Murder's Unhallowed is a spectacular start for a metal band nowadays and already demonstrates a great portrayal of their aim as a band.


    Combining the atmospheric brutality of blackened death with the technical harmonies of melodic death, the band demonstrates a powerful sound right from the start. Songs such as Funeral Thirst, Elder Misanthropy, and Apex all showcase the band being able to combine solid songwriting with genuinely good musical ideas executed in a genuinely good manner.


    While the album's material isn't overall stick-in-your-head as tracks off later releases such as Nocturnal, this album proves that The Black Dahlia Murder has charged out the front gate with all guns blazing and a reminder of why they're at the forefront of the American metal scene nowadays. A great debut album and a great album in general. Highly recommended! Cheers!!!


    - BillNightspawnDorfer (The Metal Archives)

    1. Unhallowed
    2. Funeral Thirst
    3. Elder Misanthropy
    4. Contagion
    5. When the Last Grave Has Emptied
    6. Thy Horror Cosmic
    7. The Blackest Incarnation
    8. Hymn for the Wretched
    9. Closed Casket Requiem
    10. Apex
    The Black Dahlia Murder
    $22.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Gone Baby Gone Gone Baby Gone Quick View

    $10.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Gone Baby Gone

    The Dough Rollers formed in 2009 when Malcolm Ford and Jack Byrne first decided to put their passion for American roots music to work by trying their hand at earnest, neo-revivalism. But, of course, after three years of touring and the addition of Josh Barocas on bass and Kyle Olson on drums, their sound evolved, loosening, snarkening, and darkening. These days, in large part to Ford's hellbent hollering, our boys occupy the sometimes salty, sometimes sweet spot smack dab in between rock and soul. They've toured with the likes of John Fogherty, Bob Dylan, and Queens of the Stone Age, which, one way or another, led them to Nashville in 2013 to record a 7'' vinyl single for our Blue Series. The result was one of the finest guitar explosions we've ever pressed on wax and a pivotal entry in their discography. Their latest effort, Gone Baby Gone, was recorded with QOTSA's Josh Homme producing, and their swampy new swagger fully realized. It's the work of band that, after all this time and effort, understands their place in the American rock scene.
    Gone Baby Gone
    Mansion On A Hill
    Friend Of Mine
    My Love
    Garbage Salad
    Dough Rollers
    $10.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sliding Through The Halls Of Fate Sliding Through The Halls Of Fate Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Sliding Through The Halls Of Fate

    Crow Bait is a New York area band that you have seen play in other bands. Vets of the Long Island DIY scene, Chris (Sister Kisser, American Hellfire Club), Mike (Iron Chic, Jonesin', Wax Phantom), and Sal (Sister Kisser, Halfway to Hell Club) formed Crow Bait in 2011 with the intention of making music a little different from their past bands, while trying to create something that harkened back to the music they grew up on.
    1. The Ocean
    2. 83
    3. If I Could
    4. Crow Bait
    5. Ancient Eyes
    6. Pretty Good Things
    7. Searching For My Boots On The Highway
    8. Cognate
    9. Gran-Saloon
    10. Deliverance Stalls
    11. A Billion Lives
    Crow Bait
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary) Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary)

    10 Year Anniversary Double LP

    Remastered By Gavin Lurssen

    In the late 90s, Interpol emerged as one of the American indie-rock scene's most exciting and inventive new bands. The New York outfit's artfully layered sound drew comparisons to a multitude of notable post-punk combos, but Interpol's cutting-edge sound was wholly its own. That's the case with 2007's Our Love to Admire, the band's third album as well as its first major-label release and one of the group's biggest selling albums.

    With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMe will release a special expanded-edition reissue of this beloved classic: a double LP. The LP will debut a sparkling new edition of the original album, remastered for this release by Gavin Lurssen with all of its original packaging intact.

    Interpol formed in the late 1990s and quickly established a dense, intoxicating sound featuring layers of guitar, bass and synthesizers. The band came up through the vibrant New York scene, alongside such notable contemporaries as the Strokes and the National, but gained crucial early attention in Britain, where they recorded a prestigious live session for legendary BBC DJ John Peel.

    Our Love to Admire marked a critical and commercial breakthrough for the band. Recorded at New York's Electric Lady and the Magic Shop studios with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab for Cutie), the album boasts an expansive, cinematic sound that drove home such notable songs as The Heinrich Maneuver, Pioneer to the Falls, No I In Threesome, Mammoth and Rest My Chemistry.

    Upon its release, Our Love to Admire debuted in the Top Five in both the U.S. and the U.K. Uncut described the album as a majestic, grandiose, machine-tooled album, subtly orchestrated with gothic pianos and doomy organs. Billboard noted that the band retains its flair for dramatic images and ominous guitar lines... with producer/mixer Rich Costey onboard, these signatures uncoil into more complex soundscapes.

    In the years since its original release, Our Love to Admire has remained a cornerstone of Interpol's body of work, and continues to stand as one of the key albums of the musical era in which it was created. Now, with this distinctive 10th-anniversary edition, this modern classic shines more brightly than ever.

    1. Pioneer To The Falls
    2. No I In Threesome
    3. The Scale
    4. The Heinrich Maneuver
    5. Mammoth
    6. Pace Is The Trick
    7. All Fired Up
    8. Rest My Chemistry
    9. Who Do You Think
    10.Wrecking Ball
    11.The Lighthouse
    Interpol
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Truckin' With Albert Collins Truckin' With Albert Collins Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Truckin' With Albert Collins


    The Albert Collins/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    His Groundbreaking, Earth Shattering Debut, Early 60's Texas Blues Masterpiece!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Presentation • Anniversary Edition


    Texan Albert Collins was absolutely one of the most prolific and rhythmic pioneers on the American blues scene
    ever. Recording his first 45's in the early sixties and rapidly becoming one of the most in demand bluesmen of his
    time, Collins was truly an American legend on the worldwide blues circuit.


    While recording a plethora of singles on cool blues labels like Kangaroo, Tracie and Hall-Way from 1962 to 1965,
    TCF Records released Albert's first album The Cool Sounds Of Albert Collins a/k/a Truckin' With Albert Collins from a
    bunch of these wonderful single sessions. The album quickly faded into obscurity until a chance meeting with Canned
    Heat. The band convinced the man to make a move to California and the rest is rock and blues history.


    Upon his arrival on the L.A. rock and blues market, he soon became one of the country's leading blues guitarist
    with a ton of devotees like his fans Canned Heat, John Mayall, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Robert Cray whom were all
    diggin' what the bluesman was laying down.


    Blue Thumb Records soon re-released his stunning first album Truckin' With Albert Collins, and now thousands
    of blues fans the world over were soon discovering the classic early sixties album which boasted his hit blues singles
    like Frosty, Tremble and Frost Bite.


    The dozen gems that make up this jumping blues event would go on to become some of his most famous tunes
    including Frosty which was covered by numerous rock and blues artists over the years, plus even more terrific blues
    rockers like of Sno-Cone II, Icy Blue and the rockin' Don't Lose Your Cool.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the best in blues music, and it is with much honor to announce the first time 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl Anniversary release of Albert Collins' debut masterpiece Truckin' With Albert Collins.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe "Bluesman" Reagoso (John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat/Johnny Winter) from the
    original Blue Thumb Records tapes, Albert Collins' classic Truckin' With Albert Collins will truly be one of the most
    anticipated blues releases of this holiday season.


    To make your limited edition listening experience all the more entertaining, we are also including the very rare
    gatefold album cover graphics for the first time in four decades, including the stunning essay by the legendary Pete
    Welding which will truly enhance the wonderful blues within by the late great and sorely missed Albert Collins.


    Frosty!!!

    1. Frosty
    2. Hot 'n Cold
    3. Frostbite
    4. Tremble
    5. Thaw-Out
    6. Dyin' Flu
    7. Don't Lose Your Cool
    8. Backstroke
    9. Kool Aide
    10. Shiver 'n Shake
    11. Icy Blue
    12. Sno-Cone II
    Albert Collins
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary Edition) Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Our Love To Admire (10th Anniversary Edition)

    10 Year Anniversary Double LP With Bonus DVD

    Remastered By Gavin Lurssen

    DVD Captures The Band's 12-Song Performance At The London Astoria On July 2, 2007, Marking The First Time That These Performances Will Be Available In The U.S.

    In the late 90s, Interpol emerged as one of the American indie-rock scene's most exciting and inventive new bands. The New York outfit's artfully layered sound drew comparisons to a multitude of notable post-punk combos, but Interpol's cutting-edge sound was wholly its own. That's the case with 2007's Our Love to Admire, the band's third album as well as its first major-label release and one of the group's biggest selling albums.

    With the full participation of the band members, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Our Love to Admire, UMe will release a special expanded-edition reissue of this beloved classic: a double LP with bonus DVD. The LP will debut a sparkling new edition of the original album, remastered for this release by Gavin Lurssen with all of its original packaging intact.

    The bonus DVD captures the band's 12-song performance at the London Astoria on July 2, 2007, marking the first time that these performances will be available in the U.S. The DVD includes live versions of several songs from Our Love to Admire, along with such earlier Interpol favorites as Narc, Obstacle 1, Public Pervert, Evil and NYC.

    Interpol formed in the late 1990s and quickly established a dense, intoxicating sound featuring layers of guitar, bass and synthesizers. The band came up through the vibrant New York scene, alongside such notable contemporaries as the Strokes and the National, but gained crucial early attention in Britain, where they recorded a prestigious live session for legendary BBC DJ John Peel.

    Our Love to Admire marked a critical and commercial breakthrough for the band. Recorded at New York's Electric Lady and the Magic Shop studios with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Death Cab for Cutie), the album boasts an expansive, cinematic sound that drove home such notable songs as The Heinrich Maneuver, Pioneer to the Falls, No I In Threesome, Mammoth and Rest My Chemistry.

    Upon its release, Our Love to Admire debuted in the Top Five in both the U.S. and the U.K. Uncut described the album as a majestic, grandiose, machine-tooled album, subtly orchestrated with gothic pianos and doomy organs. Billboard noted that the band retains its flair for dramatic images and ominous guitar lines... with producer/mixer Rich Costey onboard, these signatures uncoil into more complex soundscapes.

    In the years since its original release, Our Love to Admire has remained a cornerstone of Interpol's body of work, and continues to stand as one of the key albums of the musical era in which it was created. Now, with this distinctive 10th-anniversary edition, this modern classic shines more brightly than ever.

    1. Pioneer To The Falls
    2. No I In Threesome
    3. The Scale
    4. The Heinrich Maneuver
    5. Mammoth
    6. Pace Is The Trick
    7. All Fired Up
    8. Rest My Chemistry
    9. Who Do You Think
    10.Wrecking Ball
    11.The Lighthouse


    DVD
    1. Pioneer To The Falls*
    2. Narc
    3. Mammoth
    4. Rest My Chemistry*
    5. Obstacle 1*
    6. Public Pervert*
    7. Hands Away*
    8. The Heinrich Maneuver
    9. Evil
    10. Not Even Jail*
    11. NYC*
    12. Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down*


    * previously unreleased

    Interpol
    $49.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs + DVD Sealed Buy Now
  • Travelling With My Portable Electric Phonograph Volume 1 Travelling With My Portable Electric Phonograph Volume 1 Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Travelling With My Portable Electric Phonograph Volume 1

    Import


    What did South Africa and South East Asia of the 1940s and 50s have in common? In both places the local population was trying to gain independence from British colonialism. Although colonialism is never a good thing, there are always some positive outcomes when two cultures collide, especially when it comes to music. The Zulu of South Africa are the largest ethnic group in the country and are well known for their rich musical traditions. In the 1940s, however, Zulu musicians began fusing traditional Zulu choral music (often sung by migrant mine workers), like Mbube and Isicathamiya, with the instruments and rhythms of Western jazz. A continent away in India, we see that the same kind of musical revolution was taking place during this same period. Calcutta in particular became a musical hotbed beginning in WWII, when it became one of the major ports for the South East Asian Theatre of the War. The jazz scene was dominated by house bands from the various luxury hotels and British social clubs, with these bands often recording for the South East Asian division of E.M.I. Interestingly, one of the hottest stars on this scene during the 1940s was Teddy Weatherford, an African American 'expat' from the Chicago jazz scene. Beginning in 1942, following the Japanese invasion of Burma (Myanmar), hundreds of thousands of refugees poured into India, among these great jazz musicians like Reuben Solomon (of Iraqi Jewish descent) of 'The Rangoon Gymkhana Club' fame. Batuk Nandy, on the other hand, was a well-known steel guitar player who rose to fame by making "filmi" music for Bollywood films, while Bismillah Khan was an Indian shehnai (a traditional flute-like instrument) master, and one of only three classical musicians to have ever won the Bharat Ratna prize, the highest civilian prize in India. Khan was also one of the few musicians to perform at Delhi's Red Fort in 1947 for India's Independence celebrations. Despite the obvious negative outcomes, different cultures and religions forced together in the face of economic and political adversity has historically been a recipe for great music, and as this album testifies, India and South Africa were no different.

    1) CASPER SHIKI & His Guitar - Umtandaso (Zulu guitar jive)

    2) LATIN STARS - Sarah (vocal group + guitar, Zulu jive)

    3) LATIN STARS - Umama Uleth'u Shugela (vocal group + guitar, Zulu jive)

    4) NYASALAND CLUB SINGERS - Kapasure (vocal with guitar and accordion, sung in Chichewa, South-Central Africa)

    5) CASPER KASINO KIDS - Ungu Wam' (female vocal trio + piano, Zulu jive)

    6) CASPER KASINO KIDS - Thula Thula (female vocal trio + piano, Zulu jive)

    7) DOROTHY MASUKA With Her Trio (Zulu) - Ma ndi phupha wena - (blues vocal + piano, clarinet, Johannesburg, 1953)

    8) GROUPO DE TOTOKO FRANCOIS - Bololo o Kolilo (Recorded in Kimongo, Republic of Congo c. 1940s)

    9) MAMETIGUDI & His Dancers - Hamba na lo isoko la yo


     


         India


    10) (Zulu vocal with drums and sticks c. 1950)

    11) THE RANGOON GYMKHANA CLUB ORCHESTRA - My Melancholy Baby (Calcutta, c. 1940)

    12) TEDDY WEATHERFORD & His Band - Hoe Down (Calcutta, 1942

    ) 13) TAJ MAHAL HOTEL DANCE ORCHESTRA - Chattanooga Choo Choo (Calcutta, 1942)

    14) REUBEN SOLOMON & His Jive Boys - Constantly (Calcutta, 1943)

    15) MAURICE ARNOLD & His Jive Boys - Doggin' Around (Calcutta, 1945)

    16) BATUK NANDY (Electric Guitar) - Instrumental film music (Calcutta, 1960s)

    17) A. RAHMAN & Columbia Orchestra - Oh, Juita Ku (Malaya, 1949)

    18) BISMILLAH KHAN & Party - Shehnai instrumental (India, c. 1949)

    Various Artists
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner) The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner)

    No attempt has ever been made to compare Harry Belafonte with other singers of his own generation or generations following. Perhaps this is because there simply is no other singer in the American folk scene who possesses anything remotely comparable to his uniquely silky yet dusky voice, or his genial mix of calypso, blues, gospel and traditional songs. The present album provides a wonderful testimony to the Jamaican singer's flexibility and multifariousness, which he learned to perfection of New York's jazz clubs. It includes songs such as "Midnight Special", a prisoner's nocturnal prayer for freedom, and "On Top Of Old Smokey", which Belafonte instils with intricate rhythm and Caribbean flair. And the tailor-made arrangements are no less thrilling: whether possessing all the drive of a stomping big band, filled with the intimacy of a smoochy small ensemble (with Bob Dylan on the mouth organ!) or with an earthy, folksy, blue grass sound - there's all that and plenty more! To put it in a nutshell: a veritable feast of traditional music which doesn't sound the least 'traditional'.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Belafonte (vocal)

    • Jimmy Jones (conductor, arranger)

    • Bob Dylan (harmonica)

    • Joe Wilder (trumpet)

    • Jerome Richardson (saxophone)

    • Millard Thomas, Ernie Calabria (guitar)

    • Norman Keenan (bass)

    • Don Lamond, Percy Brice (drums)




    Recording: 1962 by Bob Simpson

    Production: Hugo Montenegro





    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. The Midnight Special
    2. Crawdad Song
    3. Memphis Tennessee
    4. Gotta Travel On
    5. Did You Hear About Jerry?
    6. On Top Of Old Smokey
    7. Muleskinner
    8. Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
    9. Michael Row The Boat Ashore
    Harry Belafonte
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is the soundtrack to the 1993 American biographical drama that tells the story of actor and martial artist Bruce Lee. The soundtrack for Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story was composed by Randy Edelman and is best known for its use in film trailers, particularly the love scene between Bruce and Linda and The Premiere of the Big Boss.
    1. Dragon Theme / A Father's Nightmare
    2. Yip Man's Kwoon
    3. Lee Hoi Chuen's Love
    4. Bruce And Linda
    5. The Challenge Fight Warm-Up
    6. Sailing On The South China Sea
    7. Fists Of Fury
    8. The Tao Of Jeet Kune Do
    9. Victory At Ed Parker's
    10. Chopsaki
    11. Brandon
    12. The Mountain Of Gold
    13. The Premiere Of The Big Boss
    14. Fighting Demons
    15. The Dragon's Heartbeat
    16. First Date
    17. The Hong Kong Cha-Cha
    Randy Edelman
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Le Jazz Primitif From Trinidad Le Jazz Primitif From Trinidad Quick View

    $14.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Le Jazz Primitif From Trinidad

    Originally released in 1961 on the Cook Laboratories label, Le Jazz Primitif from Trinidad is an extraordinary example of the jazz scene on this West Indies isle. Side A features a group led by Rupert Clemendore, an amazing drummer, percussionist, and vibes player, covering territory from American jazz and R&B, to Calypso. Side B, led by bassist John Buddy Williams, is more straight forward calypso though it is not without Jazz and R&B influences. An incredible LP showcasing the diversity of the fruitful Trinidadian musical scene of the mid 20th century. Lovingly reissued in a perfect replica of the original Cook jacket.
    SIDE A


    1. Princess Charming (Vivian Comma)
    2. Bongo Mood
    3. We Mambo
    4. One Bass Hit
    5. They Fly
    6. Mambo Basso



    SIDE B


    1. Alma Llanera (Venezuelan waltz)
    2. She 'Pon Top (Bakanal, calypso)
    3. Shoemaker Shop
    4. Man In Dey (calypso)
    5. Last Night the Landlord (calypso)

    Rupert Clemendore & John Buddy Williams
    $14.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash

    Part of the Replacements' appeal always was that they didn't quite fit into any tidy category. Nowhere
    was that truer than on their 1981 debut, Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. They didn't fit anywhere within
    American punk, but there's no defiance here; there's a celebration of who and what they are that's genuinely,
    infectiously guileless. It may not quite sound like any other American punk record but Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the
    Trash is one of the best LPs the entire scene produced in the early '80s.
    1. Takin' A Ride
    2. Careless
    3. Customer
    4. Hangin' Downtown
    5. Kick Your Door Down
    6. Otto
    7. I Bought A Headache
    8. Rattlesnake
    9. I Hate Music
    10. Johnny's Gonna Die
    11. Shiftless When Idle
    12. More Cigarettes
    13. Don't Ask Why
    14. Somethin To DÜ
    15. I'm In Trouble
    16. Love You Till Friday
    17. Shutup
    18. Raised In The City
    The Replacements
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • White Worm Cathedral White Worm Cathedral Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    White Worm Cathedral

    NECROPHAGIA are back to haunt you! The masters of death metal horror invite you to bang to the Sabbath on a coffin night, when the evil priest and the rat witch raise the dead among us! Three years in the making, 'WhiteWorm Cathedral' underwent a number of setbacks which hindered the recording sessions, but the result was well worth the wait. NECROPHAGIA have generally taken another step back to a more straightforward approach. Although their latest full-length 'Deathtrip 69' (2011) was generally met with roaring applause, there has been some criticism levelled at the album. Killjoy DeSade seems to have drawn the same conclusions and reduced the atmospheric samples to the necessary, while focusing on songwriting and catchiness. Now NECROPHAGIA deliver more old school death metal with a blasphemous groove and killing hooks. The band was formed in late 1983 by the Godfather of Gore Metal, Killjoy and their debut recording 'Season of the Dead' was unleashed in February 1987. In the same year the Americans split despite their tremendous impact in the underground death metal scene, which they helped founding. In the middle of the 1990's horror fan Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) convinced Killjoy to resurrect NECROPHAGIA and joined for the next three releases including their second album 'Holocausto de la Morte' (1998). The band released two more albums including 'The Divine Art of Torture' (2003) and several EPs despite undergoing continued line-up changes. NECROPHAGIA's fourth full length 'Harvest Ritual Vol. 1' (2005) saw some experimentation, while their next eerie incarnation 'Deathtrip 69' featured more evil movie samples adding to the beloved vintage horror feeling. Yet the time has come to light those black candles, chant the incantations and watch the 'WhiteWorm Cathedral' rise! Amen, Brother Killjoy!
    1. Reborn Through Black Mass
    2,
    3. Angel Blake
    4. Warlock Messiah
    5. Fear The Priest
    6. Elder Things
    7. Coffins
    8. Hexen Nacht
    9. Rat Witch
    10. March Of The Deathcorps(e)
    11. Silentium Vel Mortis
    12. The Dead Among Us
    13. WhiteWorm Cathedral
    Necrophagia
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Times The Best Of Times Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Best Of Times

    Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
    and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
    Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
    New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
    legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
    the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
    Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
    the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
    the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.
    1. Intro
    2. The Best Of Times
    3. Big Spliff
    4. Freak Town
    5. Tight
    6. Did You Play War?
    7. Ebony And Ivory
    8. Harder Than Who
    9. Car Song
    10. Beer Bath
    11. Sock It To Me Santa
    12. 1%
    13. Burnt Toast
    14. Hemp For Victory
    Murphy's Law
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go to top