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  • The Mono Collection (Box Set) The Mono Collection (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Mono Collection (Box Set)

    Classic Mono Recordings Of Their First 8 Albums From 1964-1969


    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Featuring A 48-Page Hardcover Book Including Never-Before-Seen Photos & New Interviews With Ray Davies, Dave Davies And Mick Avory


    Also Includes A Bonus Double LP Compilation, The Kinks (Black Album)


    The Kinks - The Mono Collection Deluxe Vinyl Box of classic mono recordings, 10 discs from 1964 - 1969 all on 180g heavyweight vinyl. The Mono Collection packages the first 8 albums in glorious mono, including Live At Kelvin Hall. The set also includes the bonus double LP compilation, The Kinks (aka The Black Album) PLUS a lavish hardcover 48-page book including never-before-seen photos and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

    LP 1: Kinks
    1. Beautiful Delilah
    2. So Mystifying
    3. Just Can't Go to Sleep (Mono Mix)
    4. Long Tall Shorty (Mono Mix)
    5. I Took My Baby Home (Mono Mix)
    6. I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
    7. You Really Got Me (Mono Mix)
    8. Cadillac
    9. Bald Headed Woman
    10. Revenge (Mono Mix)
    11. Too Much Monkey Business
    12. I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain
    13. Stop Your Sobbing
    14. Got Love if You Want It (Mono Mix)


    LP 2: Kinda Kinks
    1. Look for Me Baby
    2. Got My Feet On the Ground
    3. Nothin' In the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
    4. Naggin' Woman
    5. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (Mono Mix)
    6. Tired of Waiting for You
    7. Dancing In the Street
    8. Don't Ever Change
    9. Come On Now
    10. So Long
    11. You Shouldn't Be Sad
    12. Something Better Beginning


    LP 3: The Kink Kontroversy
    1. Milk Cow Blues
    2. Ring the Bells
    3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
    4. When I See That Girl of Mine
    5. I Am Free
    6. Till the End of the Day (Mono Mix)
    7. The World Keeps Going Round
    8. I'm On an Island
    9. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
    10. It's Too Late
    11. What's In Store for Me
    12. You Can't Win


    LP 4: Face To Face
    1. Party Line (Mono Mix)
    2. Rosy Won't You Please Come Home
    3. Dandy (Mono Mix)
    4. Too Much On My Mind (Mono Mix)
    5. Session Man
    6. Rainy Day in June (Mono Mix)
    7. House in the Country
    8. Holiday in Waikiki (Mono Mix)
    9. Most Exclusive Residence for Sale (Mono Mix)
    10. Fancy (Mono Mix)
    11. Little Miss Queen of Darkness (Mono Mix)
    12. You're Looking Fine (Mono Mix)
    13. Sunny Afternoon
    14. I'll Remember


    LP 5: Something Else By The Kinks
    1. David Watts
    2. Death of a Clown
    3. Two Sisters
    4. No Return (Mono Mix)
    5. Harry Rag (Mono Mix)
    6. Tin Soldier Man (Mono Mix)
    7. Situation Vacant (Mono Mix)
    8. Love Me Till the Sun Shines (Mono Mix)
    9. Lazy Old Sun (Mono Mix)
    10. Afternoon Tea (Mono Mix)
    11. Funny Face
    12. End of the Season
    13. Waterloo Sunset (Mono Mix)


    LP 6: Live At Kelvin Hall
    1. Till the End of the Day (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    2. A Well Respected Man (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    3. You're Looking Fine (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    4. Sunny Afternoon (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    5. Dandy (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    6. I'm On an Island (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    7. Come On Now (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    8. You Really Got Me (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)
    9. Medley: Milk Cow Blues/ Batman Theme/ Tired of Waiting for You/ Milk Cow Blues (Live At Kelvin Hall; Mono Mix)


    LP 7: The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
    1. The Village Green Preservation Society
    2. Do You Remember Walter?
    3. Picture Book
    4. Johnny Thunder (Mono Mix)
    5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
    6. Big Sky
    7. Sitting By the Riverside (Mono Mix)
    8. Animal Farm
    9. Village Green
    10. Starstruck
    11. Phenomenal Cat
    12. All of My Friends Were There
    13. Wicked Annabella
    14. Monica
    15. People Take Pictures of Each Other


    LP 8: Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
    1. Victoria
    2. Yes Sir, No Sir
    3. Some Mother's Son
    4. Drivin'
    5. Brainwashed
    6. Australia
    7. Shangri-La
    8. Mr. Churchill Says
    9. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (Mono Mix)
    10. Young and Innocent Days
    11. Nothing to Say
    12. Arthur


    LP 9: The Kinks (Black Album)
    LP 1
    1. You Really Got Me (Mono Mix)
    2. Long Tall Shorty (Mono Mix)
    3. All Day and All of the Night
    4. Beautiful Delilah
    5. Tired of Waiting for You
    6. I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
    7. A Well Respected Man (Mono Mix)
    8. Till the End of the Day (Mono Mix)
    9. See My Friends
    10. Don't You Fret
    11. Dedicated Follower of Fashion (Mono Mix)
    12. Sunny Afternoon


    LP 2
    1. Dead End Street
    2. Death of a Clown
    3. Two Sisters
    4. Big Black Smoke (Mono Mix)
    5. Susannah's Still Alive (Mono Mix)
    6. Autumn Almanac
    7. Waterloo Sunset (Mono Mix)
    8. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
    9. Wonderboy (Mono Mix)
    10. Do You Remember Walter?
    11. Dandy (Mono Mix)
    12. Animal Farm
    13. Days (Mono Mix)

    The Kinks
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono Box Set - 10 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Low Budget (Pre-Order) Low Budget (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Low Budget (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    First Time Gatefold & Poster Presentation


    Low Budget is the seventeenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1979. Following the minor success of their 1978 album Misfits, the band recorded the majority of the album in New York rather than London. Unlike the more nostalgic themes of many Kinks albums prior to Low Budget, the album contains many songs that appeal to current events of the time. Musically, the album is a continuation of the band's arena rock phase, resulting in a more rock-based sound and more modern production techniques.


    Despite being a relative failure in the UK, Low Budget was a great success for the group in the US, not only becoming their best-selling non-compilation album but also peaking at #11 on the American album charts. The lead single, (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman was also a minor hit in the US, reaching #41. The album was also praised by many critics in the US, although reception was more mixed in the band's native UK.

    1. Attitude
    2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    3. Pressure
    4. National Health
    5. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    6. Low Budget
    7. In A Space
    8. Little Bit Of Emotion
    9. A Gallon Of Gas
    10. Misery
    11. Moving Pictures
    The Kinks
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  • One For The Road (Pre-Order) One For The Road (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    One For The Road (Pre-Order)


    Double 180 Gram Pink Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (The Kinks) At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    Presented In Original Stunning Gatefold Cover & Features 12 X 24 Double Sided Concert Tour Poster


    The Kinks "One For The Road" is an extensive live overview of their greatest hits, popular album tracks, along with artist and fan favorites, performed live during their amazing sell out 1980 tour throughout the USA and Switzerland.


    Friday Music being a home to many of The Kinks masterworks like Sleepwalker, Misfits, and Low Budget, we are very honored to announce for the first time anywhere the 180 Gram Audiophile 2 LP Pink Vinyl release of their much revered concert album "One For The Road."


    Featuring a plethora of classic Kinks music on four sides of audiophile vinyl, the songs are simply some of his finest from their classic 60's and 70's rock era with smash hits like "You Really Got Me", "Catch Me I'm Falling", "Superman", "Lola" and "All The Day, All Of The Night."


    More great live smash hits further the stellar collection with favorites like "Low Budget", "Stop Your Sobbing" and "Victoria."


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (The Kinks) at Friday Music and Capitol Mastering, this limited edition Kinks classic release will be presented in the original stunning gatefold cover art, along with a 12" X 24" double sided poster featuring unique live performance shots from this great concert tour.


    For a very limited time, each LP will be pressed by R.T.I. on beautiful pink vinyl, making our Friday Music audiophile edition of "One For The Road" a highly collectible Kinks title.


    The Kinks (Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Mick Avory and Jim Rodford) are one of the world's finest gifts to all forms of popular culture, music, film and art. Their powerful songs, their live show, the audience, their musicianship and unparalleled artistry are second to none. "One For The Road" proves that now and forever.

    LP 1
    1. Opening
    2. The Hard Way
    3. Catch Me Now I'm Falling
    4. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
    5. Intro : Lola
    6. Lola
    7. Pressure
    8. All Day And All Of The Night
    9. 20th Century Man
    10. Misfits
    11. Prince Of The Punks
    12. Stop Your Sobbing


    LP 2
    1. Low Budget
    2. Attitude
    3. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    4. National Health
    5. 'Till The End Of The Day
    6. Celluloid Heroes
    7. You Really Got Me
    8. Victoria
    9. David Watts

    The Kinks
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  • Americana Americana Quick View

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    Americana

    Ray Davies presents Americana, his first solo album since 2008's Working Man's Cafe. The album is based around Davies' recent memoir, Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story. The record includes spoken-word portions from the book.


    The singer recruited an American band, the Jayhawks, to support him on the album, which was recorded in London at Konk. Guy Massey and John Jackson helped Davies with production.

    LP 1
    1. Americana
    2. The Deal
    3. Poetry
    4. Message from the Road
    5. A Place in Your Heart
    6. The Mystery Room
    7. Silent Movie
    8. Rock 'N' Roll Cowboys


    LP 2
    1. Change for Change
    2. The Man Upstairs
    3. I've Heard That Beat Before
    4. A Long Drive Home to Tarzana
    5. The Great Highway
    6. The Invaders
    7. Wings of Fantasy

    Ray Davies
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  • Kinks Kinks Quick View

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    Kinks

    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Black vinyl reissue of the 1st LP from The Kinks. Originally released in 1964, reached #29 US & #3 UK Album Charts. Includes the classic single "You Really Got Me" (#7 US / #1 UK).
    1. Beautiful Delilah
    2. So Mystifying
    3. Just Can't Go to Sleep
    4. Long Tall Shorty
    5. I Took My Baby Home
    6. I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
    7. You Really Got Me
    8. Cadillac
    9. Bald Headed Woman
    10. Revenge
    11. Too Much Monkey Business
    12. I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain
    13. Stop Your Sobbing
    14. Got Love If You Want It
    The Kinks
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  • Everybody's In Show-Biz Everybody's In Show-Biz Quick View

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    Everybody's In Show-Biz


    4-Panel Gatefold


    150 Gram Vinyl


    Two Inserts: Original Lyric Sheet Plus Second Insert With Bonus Track Info


    Contains The Original 2-LP Plus A Third LP With 9 Previously Unreleased Live And Studio Tracks


    First released in August 1972, Everybody's In Show-Biz was The Kinks' tenth studio album, arriving within a year of the acclaimed Muswell Hillbillies (the group's debut album for RCA Records). The original double-LP Everybody's In Show-Biz contained a complete studio album (which premiered the all-time Kinks classic Celluloid Heroes among other tracks) and a live disc chronicling The Kinks' Carnegie Hall appearance in March 1972.


    The 2016 Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes the original album, produced by Raymond Douglas Davies, in its entirety alongside a full disc's worth of previously unissued studio sessions outtakes (recorded for the album in 1972 at Morgan Studios, Willesden, London) and live material (recorded March 2-3, 1972 during The Kinks' triumphant Carnegie Hall concert run).


    The new edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes in-depth liner notes penned especially for this release by noted rock scholar David Fricke.


    A concept album of sorts, Everybody's In Show-Biz drew its themes and inspirations from the trials, tribulations and triumphs of life as a touring musician. (The raucous Carnegie Hall recordings on the album come from one of the first North American concerts performed by The Kinks after the lift of a four-year ban imposed on the group by the American Federation of Musicians in 1965.) The songs on Everybody's In Show-Biz were initially intended to serve as the soundtrack to The Colossal Shirt, a never-realized feature film about The Kinks on the road.


    Life keeps using me, keeps on abusing me, mentally and physically, Davies sings on the album's Maximum Consumption. I gotta stay fit, stay alive, need fuel inside, eat food to survive . Stylistically, Everybody's in Show-Biz finds Davies further exploring his interest in Americana-inspired musical arrangements as heard on Muswell Hillbillies.


    Everybody's In Show-Biz showcases the second great classic Kinks line-up: frontman Ray Davies, guitarist Dave Davies, bassist John Dalton, keyboardist John Gosling and drummer Mick Avory, joined by brass and woodwind players Mike Cotton, John Beecham and Alan Holmes (all of whom played on Muswell Hillbillies).


    The Carnegie Hall recordings include a variety of Kinks originals in addition to unconventional covers including Mr. Wonderful (from the Sammy Davis Jr.-led musical of the same name), the 1920s popular standard Baby Face (made famous by Al Jolson) and The Banana Boat Song (a calypso-folk perennial popularized by Harry Belafonte).


    The new Legacy Edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz includes never-before-heard live versions of Sunny Afternoon, Get Back in Line, Complicated Life and the rarely-played Long Tall Shorty as well as alternate versions of Supersonic Rocket Ship, Unreal Reality and the debut release of History, which foreshadowed The Kinks' next concept album, 1973's Preservation Act 1.

    LP 1
    1. Here Comes yet Another Day
    2. Maximum Consumption
    3. Unreal Reality
    4. Hot Potatoes
    5. Sitting In My Hotel
    6. Motorway
    7. You Don't Know My Name
    8. Supersonic Rocket Ship
    9. Look A Little On the Sunny Side
    10. Celluloid Heroes


    LP 2
    1. Top of the Pops (Live)
    2. Brainwashed(Live)
    3. Mr. Wonderful(Live)
    4. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues(Live)
    5. Holiday(Live)
    6. Muswell Hillbilly(Live)
    7. Alcohol(Live)
    8. Banana Boat Song(Live)
    9. Skin and Bone(Live)
    10. Baby Face(Live)
    11. Lola(Live)


    LP 3
    1. 'Til the End of the Day (Live)
    2. You're Looking Fine (Live)
    3. Get Back In Line (Live)
    4. Have A Cuppa Tea (Live)
    5. Sunny Afternoon (Live)
    6. Complicated Life (Live)
    7. Long Tall Shorty (Live)
    8. History
    9. Supersonic Rocket Ship (Alternate mix)

    The Kinks
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  • Face To Face Face To Face Quick View

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    Face To Face

    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Black vinyl reissue of the 4th LP from The Kinks. Originally released in 1966, reached #135 US & #12 UK Album Charts. Includes "Sunny Afternoon" (#14 US / #1 UK)
    1. Party Line
    2. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home
    3. Dandy
    4. Too Much on My Mind
    5. Session Man
    6. Rainy Day in June
    7. House in the Country
    8. Holiday in Waikiki
    9. Most Exclusive Residence for Sale
    10. Fancy
    11. Little Miss Queen of Darkness
    12. You're Lookin' Fine
    13. Sunday Afternoon
    14. I'll Remember
    The Kinks
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  • Muswell Hillbillies Muswell Hillbillies Quick View

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    Muswell Hillbillies

    Muswell Hillbillies is the ninth studio album by the English rock group The Kinks. The album is named after the Muswell Hill area of North London, where band leader Ray Davies and guitarist Dave Davies grew up and the band formed in the early 1960s. The album centered on themes of poverty and working-class life, as well as the destruction and subdivision of old Victorian neighborhoods-a practice that had become commonplace in North London during the 1970s.
    LP1
    1. 20th Century Man
    2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
    3. Holiday
    4. Skin and Bone
    5. Alcohol
    6. Complicated Life
    7. Here Come the People in Gray
    8. Have a Cuppa Tea
    9. Holloway Jail
    10. Oklahoma U.S.A.
    11. Uncle Son
    12. Muswell Hillbilly


    LP2
    1. Lavender Lane
    2. Mountain Woman
    3. Have a Cuppa Tea (Alternate Version)
    4. Uncle Son
    5. Kentucky Moon
    6. Nobody's Fool (Demo)
    7. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (BBC Peel Session)
    8. Holiday (BBC Peel Session)
    9. Skin and Bone (BBC Peel Session)
    10. 20th Century Man (Alternate Instrumental Take)
    11. Queenie (Backing Track)
    12. Muswell Hillbillies (Radio Spot)

    The Kinks
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  • Kinda Kinks Kinda Kinks Quick View

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    Kinda Kinks

    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Black vinyl reissue of the 2nd LP from The Kinks. Originally released in 1965, reached #60 US & #3 UK Album Charts. Features the hit "Tired Of Waiting For You" (#6 US / #1 UK).
    1. Look for Me Baby
    2. Got My Feet on the Ground
    3. Nothin' in the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'bout That Girl
    4. Naggin' Woman
    5. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
    6. Tired of Waiting for You
    7. Dancing in the Street
    8. Don't Ever Change
    9. Come On Now
    10. So Long
    11. You Shouldn't Be Sad
    12. Something Better Beginning
    The Kinks
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  • My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe) My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe) Quick View

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    My Generation (50th Anniversary / Super Deluxe)


    Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 3LP-Set


    Includes The Original Mono Album


    Features Mono Bonus Tracks & 11 Of Pete Townshend's Demos From Before The Album's Original Release


    In the half century since its release The Who's debut album MY GENERATION has lost none of it's raw visceral power and still stands as the ultimate musical declaration of teenage rebellion. The title track alone has been covered innumerable times by the likes of Oasis, Green Day, Patti Smith, Billy Joel, Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden amongst many more.


    Back in 1965 the band were considered to be so dangerous that the tailors tasked with turning a Union Jack into a pop art mod jacket for the cover feared that they would be jailed for desecration of the nation's flag.


    The Who's surly demeanor that day in 1965 at London's Surrey Docks and the brazen appropriation of the symbol of state is the best advert possible for MY GENERATION It's an album that sounds like it looks: terse, confrontational and full of youthful angst and energy.


    Brunswick Records first issued MY GENERATION in the UK in December 1965, and later in the US, under the title THE WHO SINGS MY GENERATION, in April 1966. It was produced by Shel Talmy who shot to fame with his work with The Kinks, a group that the teenage Pete Townshend admired greatly.


    During a break in touring in 2015 Pete Townshend discovered tapes in his audio archive featuring previously unheard demos for the album which also included three totally unreleased songs that the other members of The Who hadn't ever even heard, 'The Girls I Could Have Had', 'As Children We Grew'and 'My Own Love'.

    LP 1: Original LP - Mono mixes
    1. Out In The Street
    2. I Don't Mind
    3. The Good's Gone
    4. La-La-La Lies
    5. Much Too Much
    6. My Generation
    7. The Kids Are Alright
    8. Please, Please, Please
    9. It's Not True
    10. I'm A Man
    11. A Legal Matter
    12. The Ox


    LP 2: Mono Bonus Tracks
    1. I Can't Explain
    2. Bald Headed Woman
    3. Daddy Rolling Stone
    4. Leaving Here
    5. Lubie, Come Back Home
    6. Shout And Shimmy
    7. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave
    8. Motoring
    9. Anytime You Want Me
    10. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
    11. Instant Party Mixture
    12. Circles


    LP 3: Primal Scoop - The Demos
    1. My Generation (V 3)
    2. My Generation (V 2 - fragment)
    3. The Girls I Could've Had
    4. It's Not True
    5. As Children We Grew
    6. Legal Matter
    7. Sunrise (V 1)
    8. Much Too Much
    9. My Own Love
    10. La-La-La- Lies
    11. The Good's Gone

    The Who
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  • Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who Quick View

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    Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute to the Who

    Stars of Progressive Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, and Country gather together to pay tribute to one of the most successful and influential bands of all-time, The Who.


    Featuring performances by Iggy Pop, The Raveonettes, Sweet, Todd Rundgren, and Gretchen Wilson plus members of The Kinks, Asia, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Dream Theater, Cream, King Crimson, MC5, Herman's Hermits, Yes, The Vibrators, The Damned, and more.


    Brilliant cover versions of the band's best loved anthems including "Baba O'Riley," "My Generation," "Who Are You," "Won't Get Fooled Again" and lots more.

    LP1
    1. Eminence Front - John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
    2. Baba O'Riley - Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
    3. I Can See For Miles - Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
    4. Love Reign O'er Me - Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
    5. My Generation - Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks)
    6. The Kids Are Alright - The Raveonettes
    7. Won't Get Fooled Again - Sweet
    8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere - Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)


    LP2
    1. I Can't Explain - Iggy Pop

    2. Behind Blue Eyes - Pat Travers

    3. Magic Bus - Peter Noone (Herman s Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
    4. Who Are You - Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
    5. Pinball Wizard - Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
    6. Squeeze Box - John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
    7. Bargain - 38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
    8. The Seeker - Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)

    Various Artists
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  • The Kink Kontroversy The Kink Kontroversy Quick View

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    The Kink Kontroversy

    In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Black vinyl reissue of the 3rd LP from The Kinks. Originally released in 1965, reached #95 US & #9 UK Album Charts. Includes the classic track "Till the End of the Day" (#50 US / #8 UK)
    1. Milk Cow Blues
    2. Ring the Bells
    3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
    4. When I See That Girl of Mine
    5. I Am Free
    6. Till the End of the Day
    7. The World Keeps Going Round
    8. I'm on an Island
    9. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
    10. It's Too Late
    11. What's in Store for Me
    12. You Can't Win
    The Kinks
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    The Darjeeling Limited Soundtrack

    180 gram vinyl release of the eclectic soundtrack from this 2007 cult favorite from WES ANDERSON. Set in India, the film incorporates the music of acclaimed director Satyajit Ray's own films, scoring from early Indian Merchant-Ivory films, and hit songs as well as deep album cuts by the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. GRAMMY award winning music supervision by Randall Poster, Wes Anderson's long-time collaborator.
    1. Where Do You Go To My Lovely (Peter Sarstedt)
    2. Title Music from Satyajit Ray's film Jalshagar (Ustad Vilayat Khan)
    3. This Time Tomorrow (The Kinks)
    4. Title Music from Satyajit Ray's film Teen Kanya (Satyajit Ray)
    5. Title Music from Merchant-Ivory's film The Householder (Jyotitindra Moitra)
    6. Ruku's Room from Satyajit Ray's film Joi Baba Felunath (Satyajit Ray)
    7. Charu's Theme from Satyajit Ray's film Charulata (Satyajit Ray)
    8. Title Music from Merchant-Ivory's film Bombay Talkie (Shankar/Jaikishan)
    9. Montage from Nityananda Datta's film Baksa Badal (Satyajit Ray)
    10. Prayer (Jodphur Sikh Temple Congregation)
    11. Farewell To Earnest from Merchant-Ivory's film The Householder (Jyotitindra Moitra)
    12. The Deserted Ballroom from Merchant-Ivory's film Shakespeare Wallah (Satyajit Ray)
    13. Suite Bergamasque 3 Clair de Lune (Alexis Weissenberg)
    14. Typewriter Tip, Tip, Tip from Merchant-Ivory's film Bombay Talkie Sung by Kishore Kumar & Asha Bhosle (Shankar/Jaikishan)
    15. Memorial traditional (Narlai Village Troubador)
    16. Strangers (The Kinks)
    17. Praise Him Traditional (Udaipur Convent School Nuns and Students)
    18. Symphony No 7 in A Op 92 Allegro con brio (Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    19. Play With Fire (The Rolling Stones)
    20. Arrival In Benaras from Merchant-Ivory's film The Guru (Ustad Vilayat Khan)
    21. Powerman (The Kinks)
    22. Les Champs Elysees (Joe Dassin)
    Various Artists
    $23.99
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    High Fidelity

    Original soundtrack to the film High Fidelity (15th Anniversary).



    Gen X rock buffs can revel in nostalgia with the High Fidelity soundtrack. The film centers on the romantic escapades of record-store owner and ex-club DJ Rob Gordon (John Cusack) and his full-time obsession with music. Since High Fidelity has as much to do with vinyl addiction as it does with the difficulties of love, great care has been taken with its selection of tracks, a solidly eccentric collection of heartache-heavy pop gems ranging from obscure '60s bands and groundbreaking artists like the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan, to Stevie Wonder and Stereolab. As in the film, there's a method to the compilers' elitist rock-geek madness. Even co-star Jack Black's schlocky blue-eyed cover of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On doesn't seem out of place.



    The inspired screeches of acid-fried '60s singer-songwriter Roky Erickson's You're Gonna Miss Me set the pace for the musing, hangdog tone of the album. Besides the joyous licks of the Kinks' Everybody's Gonna Be Happy and Royal Trux's hybrid of hip-hip, techno, and aggressive rock on Inside Game, the bulk of the set is composed of moody folk-rock tunes like Dylan's exquisite Most of the Time and the Velvets' Oh! Sweet Nuthin. Other noteworthy tracks include Love's Always See Your Face, the Beta Band's Dry the Rain, Elvis Costello's wistful Shipbuilding, the stinging irony of Smog's Cold Blooded Old Times, and Stevie Wonder's soulful optimism on I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever). It's a fine, complementary batch of tunes that not only enhances the film's mood but is integral to its theme, and, as High Fidelity's Rob Gordon would agree, it'll go down as one of the top five soundtracks [originally] released in 2000. - Derrick Mathis (AllMusic)

    LP 1
    1. You're Gonna Miss Me - The 13th Floor Elevators
    2. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - The Kinks
    3. I'm Wrong about Everything - John Wesley Harding
    4. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
    5. Always See Your Face - Love
    6. Most Of The Time - Bob Dylan

    7. Fallen For You - Sheila Nicholls
    8. Dry The Rain - The Beta Band


    LP 2
    1. Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    2. Cold Blooded Old Times - Smog
    3. Let's Get It On - Jack Black
    4. Lo Boob Oscillator - Stereolab
    5. Inside Game - Royal Trux
    6. Who Loves The Sun - The Velvet Underground
    7. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder

    Various Artists
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    Oracular Spectacular

    Despite being founded in Connecticut by Benjamin Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden in 2002, MGMT from the start sounded more Brooklyn than Bedford Avenue. Their productions are hard to describe, but if you mix psychedelic with proto-electro punk, shake it up with art noise and add some indie-pop, you just might have got the picture.


    Oracular Spectacular is the first major label studio album by MGMT and ultimately enjoyed both critical approval and commercial success, with the album selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S. and going platinum in Australia, the U.K., and Ireland. Oracular Spectacular features MGMT's signature song Kids, the funky track Electric Feel (famously covered by Weezer) and the smashing opening track Time to Pretend. The tunes sound classic and new all at once, paying homage to Bowie, the Kinks, and the Stones, while updating traditional progressions with flashes of Royal Trux, Ween, and LCD Soundsystem.


    Oracular Spectacular was named the best album of 2008 by NME and In 2009, Rolling Stone named it the 18th-best album of the decade.

    1. Time to Pretend
    2. Weekend Wars
    3. Youth
    4. Electric Feel
    5. Kids
    6. 4th Dimensional Transition
    7. Pieces of What
    8. Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
    9. Handshake
    10. Future Reflections
    MGMT
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    Stop Drop and Roll

    New Green Day Side Project!


    Fans awaiting a new Green Day record are about to get one. The Bay Area punks have revealed that the 50s-style garage band called the Foxboro Hot Tubs is in fact the rock superstars working under a pseudonym. The band takes on a different aesthetic here though as the sound and the songs are more reminiscient of classic garage bands like the Animals and the Kinks. Their first full length album is entitled Stop Drop And Roll.


    We think that the only similarity (between the Hot Tubs and Green Day) is that we are the same band. That is basically the only similarity, explained a Hot Tubs spokesman. We are Jason White, Jason Freese, Michael Pritchard, Frank Edwin Wright the Third and the Reverend Strychnine Twitch. We are four guys who love to play music and be spontaneous, (and) after a few late night jams and a few too many bottles of wine, we were inspired to record some rockin' eight-track recordings.


    Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt's real name is Michael Pritchard, and drummer Tre Cool was born Frank Edwin Wright III. Strychnine Twitch is the alter ego Armstrong has adopted for the project. Freese and White have both played on Green Day's recent albums, and White is also a member of Armstrong's other side project, Pinhead Gunpowder.


    This vinyl package contains one regular-weight black-vinyl disc pressed at Rainbo in a Stoughton single pocket jacket with a bonus CD in a paper sleeve.

    1. Stop Drop And Roll
    2. Mother Mary
    3. Ruby Room
    4. Red Tide
    5. Broadway
    6. Shes A Saint Not A Celebrity
    7. Sally
    8. Alligator
    9. The Pedestrian
    10. 27th Av. Shuffle
    11. Dark Side Of Night
    12. Pieces Of Truth
    Foxboro Hot Tubs (Green Day)
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    I Will Be Me

    The superb new album from Kinks founder Dave Davies -
    now available on gorgeous 12" vinyl with alternate cover art! Features guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK blues guitarist Oli Brown, Chris Spedding, Aussie rockers The Art, and others!
    1. Little Green Amp
    2. Livin' In The Past
    3. The Healing Boy
    4. Midnight In L.A.
    5. When I First Saw You
    6. The Actress
    7. Erotic Neurotic
    8. You Can Break My Heart
    9. Walker Through The Worlds
    10. Remember The Future
    11. Cote Du Rhone (I Will Be Me)
    Dave Davies
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    NDR 60 Years Jazz Edition No. 1 - Dizzy Gillespie

    Original Remastered


    Mono


    The story behind the bent trumpet


    It is just a few days since the accident that gave the career of the trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie a new boost and made the main figure of this captivating Jazz history appear that bit crazier, that bit more "Dizzier". At the end of the year 1953, according to the legend, Lorraine Gillespie, Dizzy's wife, was celebrating her birthday in Manhattan; there were a lot of musicians, dancers and actors present and, after performing for the birthday girl, Dizzy's trumpet was left lying unattended on the stage while the trumpeter was outside in front of the club giving an interview. The two dancing comedians "Stump & Stumpy" (Jimmy Cross and Eddie Hartman) were capering around the stage and one of them fell on the instrument and damaged it so that the bell was bent upwards at an angle of 45 degrees. Dizzy, the story continues, tried to play the mutilated instrument and noticed just how near to his ear his own sound suddenly was, nearer at least than with a normal trumpet. He had the damaged instrument repaired, but ordered a new trumpet from a manufacturer with exactly the same kink as the accident had caused.


    If all of that is true, the first jazz recording in the archive of today's NDR was played either with the repaired trumpet or with a substitute instrument -Mister Gillespie, who came on the 9th of March 1953 with his quintet for a studio recording to Hamburg's studio 10(which at the time was merged with the Cologne broadcaster under the name of "Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk" - NWDR), is not only wearing - even though there is no audience - a decorative Tyrolean hat like the popular singing comedian and EX-GI Billy Mo; the ornately decorated trumpet he plays has no kink, it is absolutely straight (as verified in the photos by Susanne Schapowalow). The "old" Dizzy, so to speak, becomes a prominent guest on this remarkable day in Hamburg, and the "new" Dizzy has just ordered his future trade mark from the trumpet manufacturer. "60 Years Jazz in the NDR" could hardly have kicked off more auspiciously.


    In 1953 John Birks Gillespie is 36 years old and a world star in Jazz. Born in 1917 in the small town of Cheraw/South Carolina, the youngest of nine children, he is known in the scene as "Dizzy" because, alongside the inventors of bebop Charlie Parker and Bud Powell, he likes to play the mad intellectual with goatee beard, Basque beret and round sunglasses. He cultivates the role of provocateur, in 1964 he even stands for election as president of the USA. However, the history of bebop has already been written when he comes to Hamburg in the spring of 1953; now the time has come for Dizzy, the spirited oddball, to reinvent himself - until in 1968 with a grandiose big band at the Berlin Jazz Festival and from then on, again and again, he sets important milestones in a great career, including NDR concerts of course. He never switches styles and sounds as drastically as, for example, Miles Davis - Dizzy was always Dizzy - but ever new musical formations led up to the "United Nations Orchestra" with whom he guested in the last years before his death on 6 January 1993 all over the world including on northern German festival stages. As often as possible, the recording vans of NDR were always there.


    In March 1953, Gillespie is accompanied by the baritone saxophonist Bill Graham, a musician who in the years beforehand had been part of the "Dee Gee Days", the "Savoy Sessions" (the album of this title became a classic of modern Jazz). Graham contributed not only magnificent solos in the sessions such as now in Hamburg; he also wrote "Oh-sho-be-do-be" a light-hearted ditty about the whispered conversations of young lovers which became a genuine classic in Gillespie's repertoire. At the piano in the Hamburg studio sits Wade Legge, barely thirty years old at the time, and one of the greatest but highly underestimated and unfortunately almost forgotten talents of the time. Legge's partner of many years, Lou Hackney, plays bass, and Al Jones is on percussion.


    Among other places, this European tour also brought the band to Paris; they recorded five tracks on a stop at the Hamburg studio. Gershwin's "They Can't Take That Away From Me" and "Alone Together" by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz are followed by two of those compositions laced with Latino rhythms that Dizzy had developed with the percussionist Chano Pozo and the arranger Gil Fuller: "Manteca" and "Tin-Tin-Deo". The short but extremely sweet program ends with "I Can't Get Started", a masterpiece for posterity written by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin.


    The power of imagination is really not sufficient to conceive of the interaction of Gillespie's quintet with the other band in this studio session - or how on this 9th of March what was probably the most important modern quintet in the German-speaking world performed alongside Dizzy. Hans Koller had formed the band around himself. Koller was born in 1921 in Vienna. After time spent as an American prisoner of war, in 1946 he returned to his home city to found a Jazz club, and the saxophone sound he made his own influenced at least a generation. The trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff was not even 25 years old in March 1953, and it is not so long since he swapped the guitar for the trombone as a professional musician. Jutta Hipp is the pianist. Born in Leipzig in 1935, she was regarded as the greatest piano talent of her time; her career took off vertically, but ended abruptly and tragically shortly after she moved to the USA. She never played piano again and she never returned to Germany. She died in 2003 in New York, almost completely forgotten. Shorty Roeder on bass and the percussionist Karl Sanner are the top rhythmists of their age - and this band of twenty-somethings (Koller is the oldest at 32, and with a certain amount of bravado he christened them the "New Jazz Stars") is showing quite clearly that Jazz in Europe wants to and will take other paths than Dizzy in the motherland of the genre.


    Koller selected some quite standard fare; "The Way You Look Tonight" is followed by "Indian Summer", "You Go to My Head" is followed by "All the Things You Are". Old friends, all very familiar - but the interpretation that the quintet gives these tracks is cooler than anything considered cool or fashionable up to then in the USA. What would have been going through Mr. Gillespie's keen mind when he heard just how uncompromisingly these young Krauts and Koller were advancing the renewal of music which had begun to develop further and beyond the Dizzy standard at home in the USA ?


    Anyone in the NWDR studio in Hamburg on the 9th of March 1953 who could read minds would probably have witnessed an international dialogue, which has ever since repeatedly influenced the Jazz world. "60 years Jazz in the NDR" - and what an event stands at the very beginning!

    Side A - Dizzy Gillespie Quartet
    1. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    2. Alone Together
    3. Manteca
    4. Tin Tin Deo
    5. I Can't Get Started


    Side B - Hans Koller New Jazz Stars
    6. The Way You Look Tonight
    7. Indian Summer
    8. You Go To My Head
    9. All The Things You Are

    Dizzy Gillespie
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    One Kiss Leads To Another

    Hackamore Brick's One Kiss Leads to Another
    Defines the Term Cult Classic

    Championed by Everybody from Ugly Things
    to WFMU

    First LP Reissue

    Remastered from Original Tapes by Vic Anesini
    at Battery Studios in NYC

    LP Includes the Bonus Single Side Searchin'

    Liner Notes by Tony Rettman Include Exclusive
    Quotes from Hackamore Brick's Tommy
    Moonlight

    Package Includes Photos from the Band's
    Own Archive

    LP Includes Printed Inner Sleeve


    What makes a record a true cult classic? First, it
    must be released to a modicum of critical acclaim but zero commercial success. Second, in
    almost all cases the artists behind the release
    have to disappear immediately into obscurity.
    And third, over the course of decades, a dedicated core of record collectors, critics and
    true believers must spread the word about
    the album in question. Well, by those standards, New York band Hackamore Brick's 1970 LP One
    Kiss Leads to Another is the cult classic to end all cult classics (the
    only recent contenders might be Rodriguez's albums Cold Fact and
    Coming from Reality). Released on the bubblegum-centric Kama Sutra
    label to positive reactions from critics ranging from Richard Meltzer to
    Lenny Kaye, One Kiss sounded very different from anything else on the
    label or, for that matter, anything else on the 1970 music scene; often
    cited as the first post-Velvet Underground album, it does indeed provoke comparison's to VU's third, self-titled record and Loaded as well
    as other descendants like the Modern Lovers and Television. But the
    country-ish harmonies of vocalists Tommy Moonlight and Chick Newman lend the record a sound not unlike any number of current alternative "beard rock" bands plying their wares, and the discursive lyrics
    recall the Kinks.


    In short, One Kiss Leads to Another passes the fourth
    and hardest test of cult classic-dom, which is to remain relevant into
    the present, even though Moonlight and Newman didn't record another
    note together as Hackamore Brick until 2009. Real Gone Music is proud
    to present this remarkable record on both vinyl and CD, with a bonus
    track, the single side "Searchin'," appearing on both formats. Liner notes by Tony Rettman featuring quotes from Tommy Moonlight and pictures from the Hackamore
    Remastered by
    Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC-highly anticipated and worth the

    Side One:
    1. Reachin'
    2. Oh! Those Sweet Bananas
    3. I Watched You Rhumba
    4. Radio
    5. Peace Has Come
    Bonus Track:
    6. Searchin'


    Side Two:
    1. Got a Gal Named Wilma
    2. I Won't Be Around
    3. And I Wonder
    4. Someone You Know
    5. Zip Gun Woman

    Hackamore Brick
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    The Sides And In Between

    The Sides And In Between is the new album from Atlanta band Gringo Star, their first for Nevado Records.


    If you know a little about brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele's roots, it all makes sense. Our grandad started out in radio in the 40s and 50s in Columbus, GA., Nick explains. He was a huge promoter of R&B back when it was still super segregated, and he was playing black music and putting on shows with Little Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, a lot of Gospel shows. So we grew up hearing all these stories, listening to all this music. Our grandfather was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame posthumously. And my grandma all her photo albums are like Jackie Wilson shirtless backstage, hanging out. Not to mention how Nick and Peter used to raid their parents record collections, cutting their teeth on the likes of Buddy Holly, The Animals and The Kinks. Our favorite music comes from the 50s, Peter says, and that music influenced all the 60s bands we like.


    The band has toured relentlessly across the U.S. and Europe building a diehard underground following while sharing bills with everyone from Cat Power and Feist to The Black Angels and Weezer, and also touring with Wavves, Best Coast, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and fellow Atlantans The Black Lips.

    1. Rotten
    2. Magic
    3. Get Closer
    4. Still Alive

    5. Going Home

    6. Knee Deep

    7. Heading South

    8. Undone

    9. It's You

    10. The Last Trace
    Gringo Star
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    Black Masses

    Import


    Electric Wizard are back! Their seventh full-length album for Rise Above Records sees this now legendary band enter into a new era. Still the heaviest band on the planet, this time around there is a stronger emphasis on song structure and musicianship than on previous outings. Black Masses is an encyclopedia referencing the history heavy metal from the Kinks to right through to Bathory, thematically governed by occult knowledge passed down from their ancestors.


    A trip through every aspect of everything thats cool about underground drug-rock from the head-spinning Satanic Psychedelia of Patterns of Evil through to the NWOBHM on LSD churning of Turn off your Mind Black Masses is the album Electric Wizard always threatened to make. Its here, and listening to the end of the world was never meant to sound this good!

    1. Black Masses
    2. Venus in Furs
    3. Night Child
    4. Patterns of Evil
    5. Satyr IX
    6. Turn off your Mind
    7. Scorpio Curse
    8. Crypt of Drugula
    Electric Wizard
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    A Hard Days Night

    Ranked 388/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pressed on 180g Vinyl



    Cut from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!


    And for the first time, the North American LP debut in stereo



    A Hard Days Night is the 3rd studio album from The Beatles and was accompanied by a film of the same name. This album really showcases the bands Rock and Roll instrumentation and song structure and also spawned some of there most famous songs, A Hard Days Night with its pulse pounding and recognizable opening chord to the previously released "Can't Buy Me Love" .


    The album is a landmark for the band seeing as how it is the first Beatles record to feature all original songs, some of which ended up on the movie of the same name. With Lennon handling most of the song writing doing a total of ten out of the thirteen tracks, this is also one of 3 albums to not feature a Ringo Lead song. The album is also considered as opening up the flood gates for more british rockers like the Rolling Stones and The Kinks, to sweep there way to the U.S.


    A team consisting of some of the best producers and engineers in the recording industry were brought together and would spend 4 long years mixing and mastering with some of the most state of the art recording equipment. treating these records much like a science experiment, engineers ran extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes over into a digital format using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution, and carefully removing clicks, vocal pops and poor edits. Never altering the original songs them selves, just polishing them up a bit.

    A Hard Day's Night
    I Should Have Known Better
    If I Fell
    I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
    And I Love Her
    Tell Me Why
    Can't Buy Me Love
    Any Time At All
    I'll Cry Instead
    Things We Said Today
    When I Get Home
    You Can't Do That
    I'll Be Back
    The Beatles
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    Jerk And Twine Time

    Out of print in its original LP format for nearly half a century, this vintage '60s gem has been sourced from the original mono tapes and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.

    Jerk and Twine Time emphasizes the raw immediacy of the Knickerbockers' origins as a live band. Beyond the dance-craze anthem "Jerk Town" and the venerable R&B instrumental "Twine Time," the set offers a memorable mix of the British Invasion, R&B and Motown covers that dominated the band's live repertoire at the time, with memorable renditions of the Zombies' "She's Not There" and the Kinks anthems "You Really Got Me" and "All Day and All of the Night." They also tear into the Kingsmen's garage novelty "The Jolly Green Giant," the Motown standard "Money (That's What I Want)" and the R&B classics "Land of 1000 Dances" and "The 'In' Crowd."


    Although the Knickerbockers hailed from Bergenfield, New Jersey, anyone listening to the radio in early 1966 would have sworn that they were from Liverpool. That's when the band's overpoweringly infectious signature tune "Lies" stormed the AM airwaves, convincing many stateside listeners that they were hearing a fab new Beatles single.


    1. You Really Got Me
    2. All Day and All of the Night
    3. Money
    4. The Jolly Green Giant
    5. Twine Time
    6. Land of 1000 Dances
    7. The "In" Crowd
    8. The Jerk
    9. Jerk Town
    10. She's Not There
    The Knickerbockers
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    Black Beauty

    28-page, full-color book (11" x 11")


    Extensive essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo) featuring all-new interviews


    Abundant, never-before-seen photographs by Herbert Worthington (Fleetwood Mac's Rumours)


    Brilliantly mastered by multi-GRAMMY® nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, Kinks, Cars,The Band)


    Mastered for vinyl by multi-GRAMMY® winner Doug Sax (The Who, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd)


    Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee's legendary psychedelic rock band Love, is available on 180-gram vinyl LP. Recorded in 1973 for the ambitious new label Buffalo Records,
    the album remained unreleased when the company folded. Finally, after 39 years High Moon Records is honored to fulfill Arthur Lee's wish that Black Beauty be heard by music fans worldwide. Black Beauty is making its first-ever official release
    in any format, anywhere! With unparalelled sound and state-of-the-art packaging, critics are hailing Black Beauty as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an unreleased,
    full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical
    genius. Black Beauty is the missing link in a catalog that includes Forever Changes, the classic 1967 Love album the New York Times called "one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time. With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing 70's-rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting - topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With its wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the
    album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee's fabled career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love.



    It's tempting to play what-if with Love's lost labor, Black Beauty, which was recorded in 1973 but shelved for nearly four decades. What if Buffalo Records hadn't gone out of business just prior to the album's release? What if Black Beauty had actually hit stores? What if it hadn't languished in limbo until years after Arthur Lee's death? Would it have stopped Love's slide into obscurity? Would it have signaled a comeback for the man who masterminded Forever Changes, still one of the most complex and compelling artifacts of 1960s Los Angeles? Would his life and career have played out any differently? Would we think of him today as something other than a cult artist, inspired as well as damned by his era?


    It's difficult to imagine any answers to those questions, but it says a lot about Lee that the album even raises these what-ifs and coulda-beens. The very qualities that made him such a fascinating voice-- restlessness, excitability, paranoia, perfectionism, single-mindedness-- may have doomed any commercial prospects more than his notorious fear of travel ever did. After recording Forever Changes, he fired the band and hired new musicians to take their places. Every subsequent album featured a different line-up, although the changes seem based more on personality than on musical direction or ability. Never stagnant, Love was in constant flux, always in a state of development but never quite arriving. So the operative question becomes: Was this the version of Love that Lee had been working toward?


    For Black Beauty-- which is finally seeing release via High Moon Records, although the reissue has been delayed for two years-- Lee assembled guitarist Melvan Whittington, bass player Robert Rozelle, and drummer Joe Blocker. This may be the hardiest and most muscular of Love's post-Changes rosters, with remarkable force and range. With crisp production by Paul Rothchild, best known for his work with the Doors, Love build from a potent blues rock foundation not dissimilar to that of Jimi Hendrix, but without the distracting shamanistic persona and guitar pyrotechnics. "Walk Right In" struts into country rock territory, rewriting Cannon's Jug Stompers 1929 hit into a plea for empathy, and "Beep Beep" attempts a sort of pop reggae, albeit not entirely convincingly.


    On the whole, this particular line-up sounds perfectly rough and unrehearsed, generating a tense energy on "Skid" and "Stay Away" even as they suggest a band still figuring out exactly what they can do together. It's a strong album, but it's not another Forever Changes, whose accomplishments in retrospect were unrepeatable, or even another Four Sail. On the other hand, Lee wasn't aiming to craft something in that vein. Still, especially considering the professional setbacks he had faced in the years leading up to Black Beauty-- which includes being dropped by Elektra and shuffling through a series of independent labels-- Lee sounds engaged and invigorated, forgoing the bitterness that had rankled the band for a slightly more hopeful outlook. On stand-out "Can't Find It", he sings, "Every time I cry my heart out, and every time I play the fool, but there's gotta be something in this lonely world for me." The confession is all the more bittersweet for being capped with the line, "but I can't find it without you." It's ostensibly a love song, but could just as easily be addressed to his audience. His creative satisfaction relies on having a listener to complete the circuit, which makes this album's long shelf life all the sadder.

    -Stephen M. Deusner (Pitchfork, May 15, 2013)

    1. Young & Able
    2. Midnight Sun
    3. Can't Find It
    4. Walk Right In
    5. Skid
    6. Beep Beep
    7. Stay Away
    8. Lonely Pigs
    9. See Myself In You
    10. Product Of The Times
    Love
    $26.99
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