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  • Acoustic Hits Acoustic Hits Quick View

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    Acoustic Hits

    To accompany their 2001 Greatest Hits collection, The Cure also recorded a special studio album released as a bonus disc to some versions of the album. The disc, titled Acoustic Hits, featured the eighteen songs from the North American Greatest Hits release re-recorded using acoustic guitars. Now Acoustic Hits is available on its own as a 2xLP package.
    LP 1
    1. Boys Don't Cry
    2. A Forest
    3. Let's Go To Bed
    4. The Walk
    5. The Lovecats
    6. Inbetween Days
    7. Close To Me
    8. Why Can't I Be You?
    9. Just Like Heaven
    10. Lullaby


    LP 2
    1. Lovesong
    2. Never Enough
    3. High
    4. Friday I'm In Love
    5. Mint Car
    6. Wrong Number
    7. Cut Here
    8. Just Say Yes

    The Cure
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  • 13 Reasons Why  (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) 13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) Quick View

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    13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)

    The original soundtrack to Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why is set for release via Interscope Records.

    13 Reasons Why (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) includes a mix of classic '80s hits from Joy Division, The Cure, The Alarm and The Call, alongside recent tracks from up and coming artists The Japanese House, Sir Sly and Billie Eilish. Also featured, are four previously unreleased tracks, including Selena Gomez's cover of Only You by Yaz, and acoustic version of her hit, Kill Em With Kindness, Bored by rising star Eilish, and Roman Remains' cover of Echo and the Bunnymen's The Killing Moon.

    1. Only You - Selena Gomez
    2. Kill Em With Kindness (Acoustic) - Selena Gomez
    3. Bored - Billie Eilish
    4. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division
    5. Into The Black (Neil Young Cover) - Chromatics
    6. The Night We MetLord Huron
    7. A 1000 Times - Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
    8. The Killing Moon (Echo & The Bunnymen cover) - Roman Remains
    9. High - Sir Sly
    10. Cool Blue - The Japanese House
    11. Fascination Street - The Cure
    12. The Walls Came Down - The Call
    13. The Stand - The Alarm
    Various Artists
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    Something Special

    The three years spent on MGM Records between 1966 and 1968 were golden ones for Lee Hazlewood. He spent them working with his muse, Suzi Jane Hokom, writing a still-unreleased book, The Quiet Revenge of Elmo Furback, competing with Phil Spector from their respective studios, and coming up with the formula for the boy/girl" songs for which he'd become famous. In fact, the unflattering portrait on the cover of Something Special did little to hint at how hip this late-flowering talent (he was in his late 30s when "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" made him a star songwriter) had become.


    The common strand on the MGM trilogy is one of the unexpected happening. They were an ill fit for a major label-experimental, difficult to pigeonhole, and unpredictable. Those descriptors apply nowhere more aptly than Something Special. Where 1966's The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood and 1967's Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And Cure had employed an arranger, Billy Strange, and a full orchestra, Something Special stripped things back and brought in a flavor of jazz and blues, complete with gravelly-voiced scatting courtesy of collaborator Don Randi. This sat alongside tracks like "Little War" and "Hands," the kind of late night, acoustic balladeering Hazlewood would later seize for his career-highlight LP, Requiem For An Almost Lady. The sound was that of a stripped-down nightclub jazz/blues/folk combo, fully rejecting the psychedelic music going on all over the world.


    The album made clear that forging a career as a serious star was not at the top of Hazlewood's agenda, and at the third opportunity, he'd let the listener in on the joke. Tellingly, Hokom recalls Hazlewood saying the MGM albums were his "expensive demos. I'm sure that MGM thought that they would be successful." Little chance of that with Something Special -it was originally released only in Germany. The same year, Hazlewood founded the LHI imprint, and began building his own empire, one we've been lovingly archiving for the past few years. We now present this missing link in the story, three albums that generated some of Hazlewood's best-and most varied-work.

    1. Shades
    2. This Town
    3. Child
    4. Stone Cold Blues
    5. Little War
    6. Them Girls
    7. Fort Worth
    8. Hands
    9. Mannford, Oklahoma
    10. Summer Night
    11. Moochie Ladeux*
    12. The Lone Ranger Ain t My Friend Anymore*
    Lee Hazlewood
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  • Upside Down Mountain Upside Down Mountain Quick View

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    Upside Down Mountain

    Though only 34, Conor Oberst has been a recording artist for more than two decades, starting with raw, acoustic guitar-based bedroom tracks he cut as a young teenager and initially released on cassette. After his early Omaha-based band Commander Venus broke up, Oberst recast himself as Bright Eyes, an umbrella name for Oberst, producer-keyboardist Mike Mogis and multi-instrumentalist/arranger Nathaniel Wolcott, and a shifting group of collaborators. By the time he released Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on Saddle Creek, the label he helped found with friends in Omaha, Oberst was a word-of-mouth success, with an avid young audience that helped to sell out his tours. The critics soon followed. Rolling Stone called him "a true American original: the ghost of Walt Whitman setting up shop in the wraith-white, rail-thin frame of an acoustic-strumming Nebraska Cure fan." The 2005 simultaneous release of two markedly different Bright Eyes albums-the more singer-songwriter-oriented I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the darker, computerized Digital Ash in a Digital Urn-displayed the breadth of his talent. Time Magazine listed I'm Wide Awake among its top 10 albums of the year. Since then, Bright Eyes has continued to evolve, its lineup morphing with each successive tour. While supporting his 2007 Cassadaga album, Oberst took over New York City's Town Hall for a week of sold-out shows, with his large, string-augmented ensemble outfitted spectacularly in white suits. He's also recorded and toured with Mogis, Jim James, and M. Ward as Monsters of Folk as well as with his own Mystic Valley Band. For the first leg of his summer 2014 tour, he's bringing along Wilson's other pals, the Southern Californian quartet Dawes as his support act and backing band.


    "I feel lucky that I have been able to do this for as longs as I have," declares Oberst. "I've seen so many talented friends come and go, for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes they stop making music because they can't pay the bills or they lose the passion for it. At this point it is my life. I don't know another way to live. There is something fundamental in myself; I have to be this way. It completes what I am."


    Upside Down Mountain features many other friends of Oberst's, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. What started as exploratory demos with producer-musician Jonathan Wilson at his Fivestar Studios in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, in a home Wilson rents from Oberst, became the first de facto album sessions. Returning to his native Omaha, Nebraska, Oberst kept rolling with the help of frequent collaborator, engineer, and friend Andy LeMaster at his own ARC Studios. Even more tracking followed in Omaha last November and December. Then Oberst and Wilson moved south to Blackbird Studio in Nashville.


    "This is a return to an earlier way I wrote," Oberst says of the songs on Upside Down Mountain. "It's more intimate or personal, if you will. Even if all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I'm not the greatest guitar player or piano player-I'm not the greatest singer, either-but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I'm proud of, then that's what I bring to the table. That's why I'm able to do this."

    1. Time Forgot
    2. Zigzagging Toward the Light
    3. Hundreds of Ways
    4. Artifact #1
    5. Lonely at the Top
    6. Enola Gay
    7. Double Life
    8. Kick
    9. Night at Lake Unknown
    10. You Are Your Mother's Child
    11. Governor's Ball
    12. Desert Island Questionnaire
    13. Common Knowledge
    Conor Oberst
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  • The Tourist (Pre-Order) The Tourist (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Tourist (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Limited Edition White Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve


    ''The Tourist'' nods to Alec Ounsworth's musical heroes--a group that includes artists such as John Cale, Robert Wyatt, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. However, this album also shows a natural progression from previous records. ''Better Off'' and ''The Vanity Of Trying'' are lush, keyboard-augmented songs, while ''A Chance To Cure'' and ''Ambulance Chaser'' are rhythmically askew, and the sighing ''Loose Ends'' is delicate, acoustic-based folk-rock.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Pilot
    2. A Chance to Cure
    3. Down (Is Where I Want To Be)
    4. Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Los Angeles Nursery Rhyme)
    5. Better Off
    6. Fireproof
    7. The Vanity of Trying
    8. Loose Ends
    9. Ambulance Chaser
    10. Visiting Hours Edit
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Deja Entendu (Out Of Stock) Deja Entendu (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Deja Entendu (Out Of Stock)


    Huge Demand For Vinyl Pressing Of The Classic Release From Brand New


    Gatefold Jacket With Original Artwork


    Pressed On 180 Gram Black Vinyl


    As the popularity of emo and punk-pop plateaued, many bands had a lot to prove to stay in the game. As of 2003, Brand New had sidestepped any notion that they'd be stuck in the prototypical mold found on Your Favorite Weapon. Unlike their debut, Deja Entendu isn't all about bitter breakups and doesn't fall into a permanent punk-pop hole. Produced by Steven Haigler (Pixies, Quicksand), this sophomore effort finds Brand New maturing, reaching for textures and song structures instead of clichÉs. They still, however, alternate their full-on blasts with slower acoustic work, which doesn't hurt. Many antiromantic lyrics such as my tongue is the only muscle on my body that works harder than my heart saturate the [album], but there's still some resentment with downers such as I hope you come down with something they can't diagnose and don't have a cure for. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows is one of the stronger tracks and isn't so much a fresh entry as it is a rewrite of their semihit Jude Law and a Semester Abroad. It's not quite dÉjà vu; it's just consistent. -Kenyon Hopkin (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Tautou
    2. Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades
    3. I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light
    4. Okay, I believe You But my Tommy Gun Don't
    5. The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows
    6. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot


    LP 2
    1. Jaws Theme Swimming
    2. Me Vs. Maradonna Vs. Elvis
    3. Guernica
    4. Good To Know That I Ever Need Attention
    5. Play Crack The Sky

    Brand New
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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