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Sweetheart Of The RodeoPressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl
Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band The Byrds and was originally released on August 30, 1968 on Columbia Records. Recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band's previous LP, The Notorious Byrd Brothers. The Byrds had occasionally experimented with country music on their four previous albums, but Sweetheart of the Rodeo represented their fullest immersion into the genre thus far. The album was also responsible for bringing Gram Parsons, who had joined The Byrds prior to the recording of the album, to the attention of a mainstream rock audience for the first time. Thus, the album can be seen as an important chapter in Parsons' personal and musical crusade to make country music fashionable for a young audience.1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
2. I Am A Pilgrim
3. The Christian Life
4. You Don't Miss Your Water
5. You're Still On My Mind
6. Pretty Boy Floyd
7. Hickory Wind
8. One Hundred Years From Now
9. Blue Canadian Rockies
10. Life In Prison
11. Nothing Was Delivered$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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Turn! Turn! Turn! (On Sale)To quote the original liner notes of The Byrds' second album, Protests growled briefly and died in great, wheezing gasps. The Byrds, unfettered, looked the other way and sang love songs. In 1965, America was beginning to enter a time of vehement political and social division and if anyone was looking for a song that flawlessly described the time, the title track of this album was a Godsend...literally. Originally taken by Pete Seeger from the 3rd chapter of Ecclesiastes in the Bible, 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' was such a powerful anthem for all involved in the social unrest--both weary politicians and youths burning their draft cards--that the other songs on the album did not need to consist of other political messages. The Byrds decided one anthem was enough, and filled Turn! Turn! Turn! with great songs about love and searches for personal enlightenment.
The group's debut Mr. Tambourine Man had been largely carried by vocalist Gene Clark's creative originals, and four Bob Dylan covers among others. Clark's songs also carry Turn! Turn! Turn! when it comes to the creative output of the bandmembers, but Roger (Jim) McGuinn was establishing himself as the counterpart to Clark's work. The love songs he co-wrote, 'It Won't Be Wrong' and 'Wait and See' (co-authored by budding Byrd David Crosby) were not up to the standards of those set by Gene Clark, but his arranging of folk standards and 12-string Rickenbacker playing show his influence. McGuinn brilliantly turns an old folk song 'He Was A Friend Of Mine' into a beautiful lament for John F. Kennedy, the additional lyrics McGuinn added delicately describing the tragic assassination of a president. Also a nice move is the jangle of 'Oh Susannah,' which features great interplay between McGuinn's Rickenbacker and Michael Clarke's drum kit. 'Satisfied Mind' is one of the best covers the Byrds ever did, sincere and simple, and covers of 'The Times They Are-A Changing' and 'Lay Down Your Weary Tune' helped convince Dylan himself that the group was a solid talent. He told McGuinn Up until I heard this ['Lay Down Your Weary Tune'] I thought you were just another immitator.
But Gene Clark again eclipses with his love songs; one of the most creative ballad writers of all time, Clark's songs were never cliched or tongue-in-cheek, and always down-to-Earth. 'If You're Gone' has to be one of his most moving vocal performances ever. 'Set You Free This Time' and 'The World Turns All Around Her' display the kind of songwriting the pop world needs today. His 'She Don't Care About Time' single is fortunately included as a bonus track on this remaster, along with another Clark masterpiece 'The Day Walk,' better known as 'Never Before.'
The Turn! Turn! Turn! album was a make it or break it for the Byrds; during this short time they rivalled the Beatles, and the massive success of the title track solidified their stance, if only for a brief time. But the other ten songs were what proved the group's talent, avoiding sophomore slumps and delivering some of the 60s greatest music. -- Bud SturguessTurn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
It Won't Be Wrong
Set You Free This Time
Lay Down Your Weary Tune
He Was A Friend Of Mine
The World Turns All Around Her
If You're Gone
The Times They Are A-Changin'
Wait And See
Oh! Susannah$19.99 $14.99 Save $5.00 (25%)Heavy Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Turn! Turn! Turn! (MONO)The Byrds' second album of 1965 led off with the heroic Los Angeles quintet's second chart-topping single, Turn! Turn! Turn!, the song that placed them squarely on top of the mountain of a U.S. rock scene, feverishly bubbling away in answer to '64's British Invasion. The alchemical number, with lyrics straight out of the Bible's book of Ecclesiastes, was a perfect fit for a growing hippie counter-culture about to turn the world upside down. It Won't Be Long married chiming guitars to thrilling Byrds harmonies, while Lay Down Your Weary Tune and He Was A Friend Of Mine, the latter dedicated to recently assassinated President John F. Kennedy, were shining beacons of folk-rock at its very best. The Times They Are A-Changing is the perfect Dylan-penned anthem for a hip new generation, and Satisfied Mind emits just a sniff of country-rock yet-to-come.
Unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.1. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
2. It Won't Be Wrong
3. Set You Free This Time
4. Lay Down Your Weary Tune
5. He Was A Friend Of Mine
6. The World Turns All Around Her
7. Satisfied Mind
8. If You're Gone
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. Wait And See
11. Oh! Susannah$28.99Vinyl Mono LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sanctuary IVFirst time on vinyl for all tracks! Annotation by Byrds' Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Kevin Kelley!
The Sanctuary spotlight shifts with volume IV to the Nashville sessions for the Byrds' landmark 1968 album Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Spurred on by new member Gram Parsons, formerly of the International Submarine Band, the Byrds traveled to Nashville to fashion the innovative country/rock blend that's been part of American culture ever since. Sanctuary IV collects all of Parsons' vocal takes for the first time, as well as other outtakes and rehearsals which document the creation of an album unlike any other.1. The Christian Life
2. Pretty Polly
3. One Hundred Years From Now
4. You're Still On My Mind (rehearsal version)
5. You Don't Miss Your Water
6. All I Have Is Memories (instrumental)
7. Life In Prison (rehearsal version)
8. You Got A Reputation
9. One Hundred Years From Now (rehearsal version)
10. The Christian Life (rehearsal version)
11. Lazy Days$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ACSO-APO-7080xPhil Woods & Donald Byrd
The Young Bloods (Mono)This 1956 hard bop Prestige release features Phil Woods and Donald Byrd co-leading a quintet rounded out by Al Haig (piano), Teddy Kotick (bass) and Charlie Persip (drums). The 6-song set is dominated by four strong originals from the prolific Woods including House of Chan and In Walked George which also see the alto saxophonist taking solo honors in style.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Dewey Square
3. Once More
4. House of Chan
5. In Walked George
6. Lover Man$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Mono Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsThe Byrds' Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits album by American rock band The Byrds and was released in August 1967. It is the top-selling album in The Byrds' catalogue as it provides a summary of The Byrds' history during Gene Clark and David Crosby's tenure with the band and also functions as a survey of the group's hit singles from 1965 to 1967, a period when the band had its greatest amount of success on the singles chart.
From classics such as Mr. Tambourine Man, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) and Eight Miles High these are chiming timeless songs that will fill your heart with warmth.1. Mr.Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells Of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
11. My Back Pages$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Some People Are On The Pitch They Think It's All Over It Is NowLong before they became the indie darlings and international recording artistes they're usually remembered as, The Dentists were the black sheep of the mid '80s Medway Rock n' Roll family. Railing against the tried and tested Garage Rock of The Prisoners and The Milkshakes, The Dentists blended the contemporary guitar pop of The Smiths, The Go Betweens and REM with the classic '60s rock of The Who, The Kinks and The Byrds, added a generous sprinkling of heavy-lidded Psychedelia and played the resulting sound stew very loudly at 90 mph on beaten-up old guitars and drums. A recipe for great pop music you may think... and you'd be right!1. Flowers Around Me
2. I'm Not The Devil
3. Tony Bastable V John Noakes
4. You Make Me Say It Somehow
5. Mary Won't Come Out To Play
6. I Had An Excellent Dream
7. Kinder Still
8. The Little Engineers Set
9. Back To The Grave
11. The Arrow Points To The Spot
12. Everything In The Garden
13. One Of Our Psychedelic Breakers Is Missing$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Eight Miles High / Why (Mono)"Eight Miles High" b/w "Why" - The Rare RCA Studios Versions Original Mono Masters!!!
During an action-packed Byrds tour of the UK in August 1965, ideas began to form in Gene Clark's mind for a new song. After germinating for several weeks, he began to put his thoughts on paper during the band's U.S. tour in November 1965.
Traveling from gig to gig, David Crosby's cassettes of Ravi Shankar and John Coltrane provided the tour bus soundtrack. As Clark continued writing the song that would become ''Eight Miles High,'' this exotic music, especially Coltrane's recordings, found their way into the composition. Juxtaposed against lyrical snapshots of London, like ''rain grey town, known for its sound,'' the modal melody created a striking contrast and summoned a surreal, flight-like feeling.
Despite Clark's increasing isolation from the group, it was obvious that ''Eight Miles High'' was a work of major importance and the group promptly made plans to record it. The band entered RCA Studios in Los Angeles on December 22, 1965, to track ''Eight Miles High,'' along with a new Roger McGuinn- David Crosby song ''Why.'' They had worked up an explosive arrangement for the Clark song, adding elements culled from their recent highway listening sessions. The Coltrane influence is especially evident in McGuinn's electric twelve-string solo, inspired by Coltrane's free-form sax lines on ''India.'' Shankar's sitar work is reflected in Chris Hillman's driving bass part, a hypnotic drone against which McGuinn's guitar lines shine in high relief. This Eastern influence also emerges on the high energy ''Why'' with McGuinn creating a sitar-like solo on his guitar while employing non-Western scales. Though not a conscious attempt, these songs were later cited as pioneering examples of raga rock, one of several innovative sub-genres, along with folk rock and country rock that the band explored in their career.
Despite the unqualified artistic success of the RCA sessions, Columbia refused to release the tracks because they had not been recorded in a Columbia-owned studio. The band dutifully re-recorded the two songs at Columbia Studios in Hollywood and these recordings were released as a single and later included in the Fifth Dimension album. However, the band was not fully satisfied with this second attempt, believing that the RCA recordings were better.
This special Sundazed release marks the first use of the recently located original mono mixdown masters. McGuinn has always felt that the first recordings of these songs were more spontaneous. And when asked about the RCA version of ''Eight Miles High'' Crosby declared, ''It was a stunner, it was better, it was stronger. It was the way we wanted it to be.''1. Eight Miles High
2. Why$9.997 Vinyl Single Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Mockingbird TimeDuring their heyday in the first half of the 1990's, The Jayhawks perfected a captivating sound that seamlessly blended the elegant folk-rock of The Byrds, the adventurousness of Buffalo Springfield, the hippiebilly soulfulness of The Flying Burrito Brothers, and the soaring harmonies of The Beach Boys. So it's richly ironic that their reappearance coincides with a dramatic resurgence of the musical approach they played such a central role in perpetuating. But this time around, The Jayhawks themselves are revered as icons by the young bands carrying on those same traditions, and it's their own legacy that they're advancing.
On Mockingbird Time, their eighth album, and the first with the original lineup since 1995's Tomorrow The Green Grass, they're once again pushing the envelope on songs and performances of rarefied dynamism and grace. The album's shapes and textures range from the string-laden grandeur of Hide Your Colors and the widescreen vistas of Tiny Arrows to the streamlined 12-string jangle of She Walks in So Many Ways and the amphetamine frenzy of High Water Blues.1. Hide Your Colors
2. Closer To Your Side
3. Tiny Arrows
4. She Walks In So Many Ways
5. High Water Blues
6. Mockingbird Time
7. Stand Out In The Rain
8. Cinnamon Love
9. Guilder Annie
10. Black-Eyed Susan
11. The Pouring Rain At Dawn
12. Hey Mr. Man$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cold Spring Harbor
The Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Continues!
His Very First Album Revisited For The First Time In The Audiophile Domain
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Billy Joel's debut LP Cold Spring Harbor will always be revered as one of the finest classic early albums from
this superstar singer/songwriter. Released in 1971, Billy had already paid a bunch of dues since the 60's with bands
like The Hassles and Atilla. Already entrenched with a handful of influential radio programmers, Billy Joel took to the
road vigorously to help promote the Cold Spring Harbor album on stations like WNEW in New York and WMMR in Philly,
which eventually helped break Billy to a huge record buying audience. As his nightclub shows became sell outs and
airplay was beginning with his debut LP, Cold Spring Harbor soon became the album which would springboard this
singer/songwriter into an arena artist in a very short time.
Cold Spring Harbor shows this New Yorker's skills in the studio, his stellar vocals, songwriting and amazing
piano artistry. Forty years later these tunes still resonate with his fans as Billy Joel is currently embarking on a very
successful concert tour, and Friday Music is proud to be a part of the celebration with his debut masterwork Cold
As another installment in our exclusive Billy Joel/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this first
time impeccably mastered audiophile LP features some of his greatest songs like the brilliant album opener She's
Got a Way, the Beatle-esqe You Can Make Me Free, the stellar instrumental Nocturne, and his classic debut single
Everybody Loves You Now.
The masterwork contains even more of his most loved classics like the stunning Falling of the Rain and the
country flavor of Turn Around featuring Sneaky Pete from The Byrds on pedal steel guitar.
For a very limited time, we are also enhancing your listening enjoyment with a first time gatefold cover artwork
presentation, which features the original LP sized cover art not seen in years, as well as lyrics to all of these great Billy
Joel songs, making this a keepsake for years to come.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, Billy Joel's Cold Spring Harbor will be one of the
more anticipated classic rock releases in the audiophile vinyl domain this year.
Billy Joel Cold Spring Harbor Celebrate 4 Decades of the voice, the songs, the musicianship and the memories 1st
Time Audiophile Vinyl An exclusive Only from your friends at Friday Music.
Everybody Loves You Now1. She's Got a Way
2. You Can Make Me Free
3. Everybody Loves You Now
4. Why Judy Why
5. Falling of the Rain
6. Turn Around
7. You Look So Good to Me
8. Tomorrow Is Today
10. Got to Begin Again$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
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Songs From A Room (On Sale)Cohens sophomore effort Songs from a Room (recorded with producer Bob Johnston, renowned for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Byrds and Simon and Garfunkel) was a worthy follow-up, boasting such enduring compositions as Bird on the Wire, Story of Isaac and A Bunch of Lonesome Heros.
By the time Leonard Cohen began his recording career in 1967, the iconoclastic Canadian troubadour was already well established as a poet and author. He quickly emerged as one of the eras most original and influential singer-songwriters, building a large and legendary body of work that continues to inspire artists and listeners alike.
Much of Cohens reputation and mystique was established by his early work for Columbia Records, particularly the five albums he recorded between 1967 and 1974. Now, these five classic albums, unavailable on vinyl for two decades, have been lovingly restored to their original LP format.
For their new Sundazed editions, all five albums have been meticulously remastered and have been sourced from the original Columbia Records stereo masters in order to preserve the sound of the original albums. In keeping with the exacting standards for which Sundazed has become known, each album will be pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art.1. Bird on the Wire
2. Story of Isaac
3. A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
4. The Partisan
5. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
6. The Old Revolution
7. The Butcher
8. You Know Who I Am
9. Lady Midnight
10. Tonight Will Be Fine$21.99 $16.49 Save $5.50 (25%)Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
"This is Yo La Tengo laying out the vast playing field of
their influences and curating a great deal of what will
become the modern canon of pop music." - Stereogum
" the bands gauzy, beautiful music sounds as if it is
floating off of a back porch in a fondly recalled summer." -Spin
"One for the desert island along with the Byrds box set
and that battered copy of 'Grevious Angels'."- Melody Maker
"Fakebook is the sweetest thing yet from these pure
folks Friendly and warm but not nostalgic. The past is
the present for Yo La Tengo." -Alternative Press
"Yo La Tengo's Fakebook is a sheer delight."- Penthouse
Originally released in 1990, Yo La Tengo's Fakebook is considered by many to be among their best efforts. It is
Yo La Tengo "Unplugged" working out on a handful of original's and a number of obscure would-be hits like The
Kinks "Oklahoma U.S.A.", John Cale's "Andalucia" and the Flamin' Groovies "You Tore Me Down." Their song
"The Summer" and their brilliant take of Daniel Johnston's "Speeding Motorcycle" proved to be the bands first
alternative chart hits. Featuring guitar work by Dave Schramm and production by Gene Holder (The dB's).1. Can't Forget
3. Here Comes My Baby
4. Barnaby, Hardly Working
5. Yellow Sarong
6. You Tore Me Down
8. Speeding Motorcycle
9. Tried So Hard
10. The Summer
11. Oklahoma City, U.S.A.
12. What Comes Next
13. The One To Cry
15. Did I Tell You
16. What Can I Say$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Now That Everything's Been SaidWe all know the Carole King who wrote some of the biggest hits of the '60s, from "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" to "Pleasant Valley Sunday," via "The Locomotion" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman." We also know the singer-songwriter behind Tapestry, the album that launched King as a solo singer in her own right. But in between-and not nearly as well known-is King's band, The City, and their album, Now That Everything's Been Said.
By the mid-'60s, King's marriage to Gerry Goffin, with whom she'd written many of those wonderful hits, had hit the rocks. A divorce loomed, and King all but retired to raise their two daughters. She headed west to Laurel Canyon in '67, taking the children with her, and made the previously unlikely move of joining a progressive folk-rock band. King formed The City with future husband Charles Larkey on bass and Danny Kortchmar on guitar and vocals. With King on piano and vocals, they created a folk rock sound that pre-empted the singer-songwriter boom of the '70s.
Produced by Lou Adler and featuring Jimmy Gordon on drums, The City's sound is deep and soulful, imperfect but passionate. And the songs, with King writing or co-writing all but one, are as exceptional as you'd expect and as widely covered as her factory work. "Now That Everything's Been Said" was a hit for American Spring, "A Man Without A Dream" was tackled by The Monkees, and "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" was a hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. Central to the album's appeal is King's own stirring reading of her track "Wasn't Born To Follow," covered masterfully by The Byrds for the Easy Rider soundtrack.
King had been used to a life on the sidelines, and her stage fright left the trio unable to tour the LP which adversely affected their fortunes. That, plus some behind-the-scenes distribution problems, meant the album was quickly deleted, and it remained so for the next thirty years-partly at King's request. Even so, its failure was a surprise to those concerned. "I was 26 when Now That Everything's Been Said was released in 1968," King says of the album. "[We] expected it to zoom to the top of the charts within, at most, a few weeks. Individually and together, we optimistically imagined the album's success as if it had already happened. Danny and Charlie kept telling each other, 'It's a great album. The City is gonna be Number 1 with a bullet!'
Listening now, you can feel the threads that lead to Tapestry and to the hugely successful performing career that followed. It's not so much an oddity in King's work as the missing link between her two lives. Reissued here in deluxe vinyl, this is, at long last, a chance to own this lost album.1. Snow Queen
2. I Wasn't Born To Follow
3. Now That Everything's Been Said
4. Paradise Alley
5. Man Without A Dream
6. Victim Of Circumstance
7. Why Are You Leaving
9. My Sweet Home
10. I Don't Believe It
11. That Old Sweet Roll (Hi-De-Ho)
12. All The Time$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Leon RussellPressed On 180-Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl
Leon Russell was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1941. He studied classical piano as a boy and took up trumpet in his teens. Not too many years later, he was on the road as a sideman to Jerry Lee Lewis and Ronnie Hawkins and ended-up on the west coast.
Leon remained in Los Angeles and quickly became one of the city's more prominent studio musicians also often working as an arranger, conductor and producer. Russell was one of Phil Spector's, "Wall of Sound" session people, he also played on The Byrds', "Mr. Tambourine Man," and arranged and co-wrote most of the big hits of pop star, Gary Lewis including She's Just My Style" and "Everybody Loves a Clown."
Leon Russell gained a higher public profile when the 1969 Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett album, "Accept No Substitute" became a major hit. Leon had arranged the album and played piano and guitar in his now distinctive style that became such a part of the sound of the group called Delaney & Bonnie and Friends.
Russell really skyrocketed when he got involved with Joe Cocker who was already a star. Cocker's producer, Denny Cordell hired Leon to arrange and co-produce the new Cocker album which included more hits for Joe including Leon's song, "Delta Lady." When Cocker set out to tour the US he logically recruited Leon to serve as bandleader and arranger for the now legendary 1970 "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour. That renowned cross-country tour has been preserved as a feature film and live album.
Following the critical success of the tour, Russell's reputation was strong enough that he and Cordell formed their own record company - Shelter - and launched the label with this very Leon Russell, "Leon Russell" album. The album features the first ever recording of "A Song For You" which has become one of Russell's best-known songs with versions released over the years by more than 40 different artists including the Carpenters, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Willie Nelson, Helen Reddy, Whitney Houston, Elkie Brooks, Amy Winehouse, Donny Hathaway and Christina Aguilera.
The rest, as they say, is history for Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011 followed a few months later with induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.1. A Song For You
2. Dixie Lullaby
3. I Put A Spell On You
4. Shoot Out On The Plantation
6. Delta Lady
7. Prince Of Peace
8. Give Peace A Chance
9. Hurtsome Body
10. Pisces Apple Lady
11. Roll Away The Stone$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-5054xThe Rising Sons
The Rising SonsFeaturing Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Jesse Lee Kincaid, Kevin Kelley, and Gary Marker, the Rising Sons added an earthy dose of rural country blues to the fast-evolving rock scene of the mid-'60s. Though this Los Angeles-based group led a storied existence between 1964-1966 and were well-known for their live performances -admirers included Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mark Lindsay, and David Crosby -their debut album, produced by Terry Melcher of Byrds fame, languished unissued in the Columbia vaults.
To set matters right, we've rounded up a dozen long-lost Rising Sons tracks and dressed them up in a pair of pristine, previously unpublished full color photos to present the Rising Sons' self-titled debut LP as it might have looked and sounded had it appeared in 1966!1. Statesboro Blues
2. Take A Giant Step
3. 2:10 Train
4. If the River Was Whiskey (Divin' Duck Blues)
5. 11th Street Overcrossing
6. Candy Man
7. .44 Blues
8. The Devil's Got My Woman
9. By And By (Poor Me)
10. Walkin' Down The Line
11. Let The Good Times Roll
12. I Got A Little$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A New Perspective
Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
This unusual set was one of the most successful uses of a gospel choir in a jazz context. Trumpeter Donald Byrd and a septet that also includes tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and pianist Herbie Hancock are joined by an eight-voice choir directed by Coleridge Perkinson. The arrangements by Duke Pearson are masterful and one song, Cristo Redentor, became a bit of a hit. This is a memorable effort that is innovative in its own way, a milestone in Donald Byrd's career.
- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)1. Elijah
2. Beast Of Burden
3. Cristo Redentor
4. Black Disciple
5. Chant$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
The Byrds Greatest HitsRanked 178/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Mastered from the original Columbia Tapes by Joe Reagoso & Kevin Gray!
Once The Byrds landed in 1964, they soon developed into a very influential band, which included the greats Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Gene Clark & Michael Clarke. Columbia Records knew the importance of this entity and soon honored their favorite sons with their own Greatest Hits LP. Friday Music is honored to announce The Byrds 180 Gram Series with the release of this legendary LP. Their biggest hit singles like Mr. Tambourine, Man, Turn, Turn, Turn, Rock 'N' Roll Star & Eight Miles High are included.1. Mr.Tambourine Man
2. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
3. The Bells Of Rhymney
4. Turn! Turn! Turn!
5. All I Really Want To Do
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. Eight Miles High
8. Mr. Spaceman
9. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
10. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
11. My Back Pages$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Fifth DimensionThe Byrds were one of the earliest groups who could combine the best of two worlds.
They caught on to the energy of the British Invasion and combined it with the lyricism & musical elements of the contemporary folk movement.
Along the way they pioneered Psychedelic and Country Rock, always keeping things recognizable with their vocal harmonies accompanied by their jangly guitars.
On their third album 'Fifth Dimension' from 1966 they started showing a more LSD-tinged side of themselves with the Psychedelic Rock of songs such as 'Eight Miles High' and 'I See You' and a preference for the Indian raga.
One of their most pioneering albums!1 5 D (Fifth Dimension)
2 Wild Mountain Thyme
3 Mr. Spaceman
4 I See You
5 What's Happening?!?!
6 I Come And Stand At Every Door
1 Eight Miles High
2 Hey Joe (Where You Gonna Go)
3 Captain Soul
4 John Riley
5 2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LION-VIN-R78976xStan Getz & Charlie Byrd
Jazz Samba & Big Band Bossa Nova2 LP-set from Vinyl Passion collecting Stan Getz's two 1962 bossa nova classics, "Jazz Samba" with Charlie Byrd and "Big Band Bossa Nova".
"Jazz Samba" is the first true bossa nova album by jazz artists, the one that began the wave. The name Stan Getz can easily be tied to bossa nova whenever the music is being discussed in jazz circles but would audiences have ever known of bossa nova if not for Charlie Byrd? The sessions for Jazz Samba were arranged only after Byrd played records he'd gotten in Brazil for Getz. The results: a groundbreaking No. 1 album and a document of jazz history.
Its follow-up "Big Band Bossa Nova" rode that wave, topping out at No. 13 on the Billboard album chart in 1963.
This double LP is an absolutely essential for any jazz collection.LP 1: Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: Jazz Samba
2. Samba Dees Days
3. O Pato
4. Samba Triste
5. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
6. É Luxo Só
7. Baia (Recorded February 13, 1962, Washington DC)
8. Meditação (Meditation)*
9. O Barquinho (Little Boat)*
10. Bim Bom*
11. O Pássaro (The Byrd) [Recorded September 28 & October 1, 1962, New York City]*
LP2: Stan Getz: Big Band Bossa Nova
1. Manha De Carnival (Morning Of The Carnival)
2. Balanço No Samba (Street Dance)
3. Melancolico (Melancholy)
4. Entre Amigos (Sympathy Between Friends)
5. Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
6. Noite Triste (Night Sadness)
7. Samba de Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
8. Bim Bom (Recorded August 27 & 28, 1962, New York City)
9. Desafinado (single edited version) [Recorded February 13, 1962, Washington DC]**
*Bonus Track from Charlie Byrd: Bossa Nova Pelos Passaros LP
**Bonus Track$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Columbia Singles '67When Mr. Tambourine Man first rumbled out of car radio speakers in 1965, it was a pivotal moment in pop history. With its jangling 12-string and epic sweep, it was the dawn of a new day: the birth of folk-rock.
And the Byrds were just getting started. The next two years saw one hit after another, from the Biblical prophesies of Turn, Turn, Turn to the raga-rock of Eight Miles High, from the exotic orchestration of So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star to the Byrds bringing it all back home with My Back Pages.
Here they are again, 30 landmark recordings in their perfectly constructed, radio-friendly mono mixes: the forgotten rarities, withdrawn singles and, of course, all the original A and B-sides. No one has ever had a stronger run of singles than did the Byrds in their prime. No one.1. Mr. Tambourine Man
2. I Knew I'd Want You
3. All I Really Want To Do
4. I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
5. The Bells Of Rhymney
6. Chimes Of Freedom
7. She Don't Care About Time (I)
8. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
9. The Times They Are A-Changin'
10. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
11. She Don't Care About Time (II)
12. Set You Free This Time
13. It Won't Be Wrong
14. He Was A Friend Of Mine
15. Eight Miles High
17. 5D (Fifth Dimension)
18. Captain Soul
19. Mr. Spaceman
20. What's Happening?!?!
21. So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star
22. Everybody's Been Burned
23. My Back Pages
24. Renaissance Fair
25. Have You Seen Her Face
26. Don't Make Waves
27. Lady Friend
28. Old John Robertson
29. Goin' Back
30. Change Is Now$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-ATL-6681xCrosby, Stills & Nash
Crosby, Stills and NashRanked 259/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
One of the most enduring musical partnerships of our time, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) are revered for their peerless vocal harmonies, inspired songwriting and musical virtuosity. When the trio first sang together at a friends Laurel Canyon house in 1968, their uncanny harmonic convergence was immediately apparent, and CSN took shape. Each member came to the new venture from other high-profile bands, Crosby from the Byrds, Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Nash from the Hollies, and together they formed that rarest of musical entities, a supergroup that lived up to its billing.
CSNs stunning 1969 self-titled debut album is one of the true masterpieces of the rock n roll canon. The album made it all the way to #6 on the Billboard charts and delivered two Top 40 Pop singles with Marrakesh Express and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Also features the CSN classics Guinnevere, Wooden Ships, Helplessly Hoping and Long Time Gone.
Crosby, Stills & Nash are a most important part of the brilliant history at Atlantic Records. The uniqueness of their vocal blend, as well as the uniqueness of each solo voice, made them the top vocal group in the world, and they are still today thrilling millions of fans they have accumulated over the years. Ahmet Ertegun1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
2. Marrakesh Express
4. You Dont Have To Cry
5. Pre-Road Downs
6. Wooden Ships
7. Lady Of The Island
8. Helplessly Hoping
9. Long Time Gone
10. 49 Bye-Byes$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PiecesAfter recording his second solo album, Stills formed Manassas in 1971 with a talented group of musicians that included Chris Hillman, a former member of the Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers. Manassas released two albums, 1972' eponymous double-album debut and the 1973 follow-up, Down The Road. Pieces features alternate versions of two songs from Down The Road: Do You Remember The Americans and Lies(featuring guitarist Joe Walsh). The collection also includes the legendary group's unreleased performances of Sugar Babe and Word Game a pair of songs Stills recorded in 1971 for his second solo album. The remaining tracks include Like A Fox, a song recorded with blues guitarist Bonnie Raitt on background vocals and the Latin-tinged Tan Sola Y Triste (Spanish for So Alone and Sad).1. Witching Hour
2. Sugar Babe
4. My Love Is A Gentle Thing
5. Like A Fox
6. Word Game
7. Tan Sola Y Triste
8. Fit To Be Tied
9. Love And Satisfy
10. High And Dry
11. Panhandle Rag
12. Uncle Pen
13. Do You Remember The Americans
14. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke [And Loud, Loud Music]
15. I Am My Brother$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At Royal Albert Hall 1971From their earliest days as 12-string-wielding folk-rockers, to the thrilling psychedelic excursions of their raga-rock period to their 1968 birthing of country-rock, the Byrds were always accorded a heros welcome in England.What better place to record founding Byrds member/guitarist/singer Roger McGuinns new version of the bandfeaturing fretboard ace Clarence White, bassist Skip Battin and drummer Gene Parsonsthan Londons Royal Albert Hall!
Rescued from a tape that had sat forgotten in McGuinns climatized garage for decades, this stellar 1971 set, featuring live versions of the current bands studio faves (Lover of the Bayou, Chestnut Mare) as well as adventurous reworkings of Byrds classics (Mr. Tambourine Man, My Back Pages, Eight Miles High,So You Want to Be a RocknRoll Star) might be the most accurate and stirring live performance yet of the legendary Los Angeles combo. By 1971, the guitar interplay of McGuinn andWhite had become a jaw-dropping highlight of their live performances,as had their stripped down, acoustic mini-set and peerless four-part vocal harmonies.Lover of the Bayou
1. You Ain't Going Nowhere
2. Truck Stop Girl
3. My Back Pages
4. Baby, What You Want Me to Do
5. Jamaica, Say You Will
6. Black Mountain Rag-Soldier's Joy
7. Mr. Tambourine Man
8. Pretty Boy Floyd
9. Take a Whiff (On Me)
10. Chestnut Mare
11. Jesus Is Just Alright
12. Eight Miles High
13. So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star
14. Mr. Spaceman
15. I Trust
16. Nashville West
17. Roll Over Beethoven
18. Amazing Grace$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Canyon SongsFirst time available on vinyl and celebrating the 10-year anniversary of what many fans and critics concede could be the crown jewel of Lucca's catalog, the emotive Canyon Songs, a touching 10-track tip of the cap to the legendary Laurel Canyon sound immortalized by master musicians including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne.
Lucca says. "Instead of diving back into the next album cycle, I've decided to reflect for a minute and promote the larger body of work, to shine more light on Tony Lucca, the songwriter." For Lucca, who was raised in a very large musical family in Detroit, a short stint doing the Hollywood shuffle/auditioning actor thing led him to recognize his true passion: music. A number of albums and EPs followed.
Lucca has made myriad television appearances on popular shows such as Parenthood, The Tonight Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, The All New Mickey Mouse Club, the Aaron Spelling-produced Malibu Shores, as well as small roles in some independent features. He was also the source oftabloid fodder during his years dating actress Keri Russell, as well as when he was a third place finisher on Season 2 of The Voice (which served as a springboard for a series of additional key career milestones,including the signing of a recording contract with Adam Levine's 222 Records, as well as high profile stints on tour with the likes of Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Sara Bareilles, among countless others).
The vinyl edition of Canyon Songs will be remastered.1. Death of Me
4. Sarah Jane
5. The Hustler, The Widow, and The Boy From Detroit
7. So Long
9. Feel Like Love
10. Around the Bend$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now