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  • Sing For You And Yours Sing For You And Yours Quick View

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    Sing For You And Yours

    I Call It Love
    I Bet'cha
    Sweet Little Girl
    There Goes A Fool
    Alone On New Years Eve
    All I Need Is You Love
    I Wanna Be
    When We're Made As One
    Call Somebody Please
    For The Very First Time
    It's That Time Of The Year
    Baby I'm Sorry
    The Manhattans
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    Dedicated To You

    1. Follow Your Heart
    2. That New Girl
    3. Can I
    4. The Boston Monkey
    5. I've Got Everything But You
    6. Manhattan Stomp
    7. Searchin' For My Baby
    8. Our Love Will Never Die
    9. I'm The One That Love Forgot
    10. What's It Gonna Be
    11. Teach me (The Philly Dog)
    12. Baby I Need You
    The Manhattans
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    Manhattan

    When it came time to record their Warner Bros. debut, the band looked directly to its hometown for inspiration. MANHATTAN is more than an album -it's a statement of purpose and a portrait of life in New York City. We were all bartenders, so the songs are tales of experiences we had or saw, and other people who were characters in our life during the first year we were in this band, Cummings says. (And for the record, SKATERS chose their band name because it captures their young and fearless attitude.


    The album kicks off with subway noises, Because that's the sound of our lives, Cummings says. The disc was even recorded by John Hill (Santigold, Wavves) in the API room at Greenwich Village's iconic Electric Lady Studios, named after its one-of-a-kind board.


    MANHATTAN features other little pieces of the city, too, in the form of sounds and conversations Hubbard nabbed on an old-school handheld tape recorder. There's a cab ride in there, there's kids yelling in Brooklyn, girls talking in a cafÉ, Rubin says. It's like a book of short stories, Cummings adds, deadpanning, It's Salinger's Nine Stories but it's Eleven Stories by SKATERS. And the writing is much better.

    1. One Of Us
    2. Miss Teen Massachusetts
    3. Deadbolt
    4. Bandbreaker
    5. To Be Young In NYC
    6. Schemers
    7. Symptomatic
    8. Fear Of The Knife
    9. I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How)
    10. Nice Hat
    11. This Much I Care
    SKATERS
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  • Both Feet In The Groove Both Feet In The Groove Quick View

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    Both Feet In The Groove

    Artwork by ANDY WARHOL 1956


    Born in New York City in 1910 and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Artie Shaw worked for several years as a saxophonist and clarinetist in name bands, and as a free-lance studio musician in Manhattan radio and recording work, before his career as a bandleader began, almost by accident, in 1935. In the spring of 1937 Artie started a new band with the regular saxes-brass-rhythm instrumentation. This was the band that catapulted him to fame a year later when he recorded Begin the Beguine. Some of the numbers in this album go back to that era; in fact one tune, Comin' On, was recorded on the same day at the same session as the historic Beguine-July 24, 1938. This Shaw panorama should convince you that, in truth, Artie Shaw at all times has had both feet in the groove.

    1. One Foot In The Groove
    2. Rockin' Chair
    3. Jungle Drums (Canto Karabali)
    4. Solid Sam
    5. Just Kiddin' Around
    6. Octoroon
    7. Prosschai
    8. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    9. Lady Day
    10. Little Jazz
    11. Comin' On
    12. One Night Stand
    Artie Shaw
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    Vocalese

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Gatefold Package


    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio


    Pressed at RTI


    Critically Acclaimed Album...12 Grammy Nominations!


    Vocalese is second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller as the most nominated individual album. The album's title refers to a style of music that sets lyrics to previously recorded jazz instrumental pieces. The vocals then reproduce the sound and feel of the original instrumentation. Jon Hendricks, proficient in this art, composed all of the lyrics for this album.


    Grammy Awards: Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Duo or Group, Best Vocal Arrangements For Voices for Cheryl Bentyne and Bobby McFerrin for their arrangement of Another Night In Tunisia.


    Many of the Manhattan Transfer's recordings up to the point of Vocalese showed off their diversity and covered a wide variety of music, including jazz. This set was quite a bit different, for it is dedicated to the vocalese of the great Jon Hendricks. the Manhattan Transfer (singers Cheryl Bentyne, Tim Hauser, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel) perform a dozen songs using Hendricks' lyrics, including That's Killer Joe, Rambo, Ray's Rockhouse and Sing Joy Spring. Utilizing their regular band of the period (which includes guitarist Wayne Johnson), the Count Basie Orchestra (directed at the time by Thad Jones), the Four Freshmen (on To You), tenorman James Moody, Bobby McFerrin (guesting on Night in Tunisia), McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie (on Sing Joy Spring), altoist Richie Cole, and Hendricks himself, among many others, the Transfer give these boppish tunes definitive vocal treatments. This is one of their finest jazz recordings and a classic of its kind. - Scott Yanow, allmusic.com

    1. That's Killer Joe
    2. Rambo
    3. Airegin
    4. To You
    5. Meet Benny Bailey
    6. Another Night in Tunisia
    7. Ray's Rockhouse
    8. Blee Blop Blues
    9. Oh Yes, I Remember Clifford
    10. Sing Joy Spring
    11. Move
    The Manhattan Transfer
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  • Bizet: Carmen (Speakers Corner) Bizet: Carmen (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bizet: Carmen (Speakers Corner)

    This is a problem recording, and even fans of Leonard Bernstein and Marilyn Horne will find it odd« writes a large mail-order media company about this Carmen production. However, discerning listeners who submerge themselves in the music will soon conclude that the problem is rather to be found among the many highly acclaimed and styled-up other recordings that present the fiery musical portrait as a sanitized, spirited indoor ballet. This is very different from Bernstein, who hints at the work's inevitable tragedy already in the agonisingly weighty clashing cymbals of the surprisingly slow opening. His rustic-sounding street scenes are filled with vaudeville, raw and authentic, and so typical of how people behave when they dance out-of-doors. This Carmen is far closer to the cracking Westside Story than a saturated Traviata.


    Marilyn Horne in the title role lends the full-blooded Carmen such an incredible voice in all manner of moods that one can hardly believe that we are listening to just one singer. One minute we hear the bright voice of a young girl lusting for life, and in the next minute the mezzo-like pained cry of a man-killing heroine.
    James McCracken has a distinctive dry voice, which is full of rousing passion, and is ideal in the role of Don JosÉ. He is complemented by the dramatic, powerful baritone Tom Krause as the torero Escamillo.


    Harry Pearson, the founder and former Editor in Chief of the specialist magazine The Absolute Sound, accorded this outstanding recording a regular mention in his 'super disc' list - no problem!

    Musicians:



    • Marylin Horne

    • James McCracken

    • The Manhattan Opera Chorus and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein



    Recording: September and October 1972 im Manhattan Center, New York von
    GÜnter Hermanns

    Production: Thomas W. Mowrey



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    LP 1
    1. Prelude
    First Act
    2. Introduction
    3. March And Chorus Of Urchins
    4. Chorus And Scene
    5. Habanera
    6. Scene
    7. Dialogue
    8. Duet
    9. Chorus

    10. Chanson And Melodrama

    11. Chanson Et Duet
    12. Finale


    LP 2
    1. Entracte
    Second Act
    2. Chanson
    3. Chorus And Ensemble
    4. Couplets / Chorus
    5. Quintet
    6. Chanson
    7. Duo
    8. Finale
    Third Act
    9. Entracte

    10. Introduction


    LP 3
    1. Trio
    2. Ensemble
    3. Air
    4. Duo
    5. Finale

    6. Entracte

    Fourth Act
    7. Chorus

    8. Chorus

    9. Final Duo

    Georges Bizet
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  • Manhattan Symphonie (Pure Pleasure) Manhattan Symphonie (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Manhattan Symphonie (Pure Pleasure)

    During the autumn of his illustrious career, Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was on a winning streak. In 1976, the sophisticated giant of the tenor saxophone had returned to America after 14 successful years in Europe (with occasional visits to his native country); when he played a homecoming engagement at New York's fabled Village Vanguard, the seats were filled each night with adoring fans and enraptured critics. Two years later, Gordon recorded Manhattan Symphonie, his third album for Columbia and the first with his exceptional working rhythm section of pianist George Cables, bassist Rufus Reid, and drummer Eddie Gladden.



    From the opening notes of the classic ballad As Time Goes By, we are fully aware that we're in the presence of a master. The tone is luminous; the placement of the notes, impeccable; the feeling profoundly affecting. More than almost any other improviser of his caliber, Gordon understands exactly why »the fundamental things apply«. The rest of the set combines bright new material, such as Gordon's jauntily bopping blues LTD (which stands for Long Tall Dexter) and Cables' samba I Told You So with updates of two post-bop staples: Donald Byrd's Tanya (which Gordon had recorded for Blue Note in 1964) and John Coltrane's propulsive Moment's Notice. But the masterpiece herein - indeed one of Gordon's all-time surpassing performances - is Body and Soul, in which Gordon, an early crucial influence on Coltrane's approach to the tenor, returns the favour by taking a page out of Coltrane's (and McCoy Tyner's) harmonic book.



    This expanded issue of Manhattan Symphonie includes two bonus tracks, also from 1978: Thelonius Monk's lustrous "Ruby My Dear", and a previously unreleased on vinyl rendition of "Secret Love", a Dexter favourite. In addition to the acclaimed writer Pete Hamill's wonderful original liner notes, there is a lovely reminiscence from pianist George Cables.



    Musicians:



    • Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone)

    • George Cables (piano)

    • Rufus Reid (bass)

    • Eddie Gladden (drums)



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    As Time Goes By/ Moments Notice
    Tanya/ Body and Soul
    I Told You So / Ltd
    Ruby, My Dear/ Secret Love*
    Dexter Gordon
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  • Tales Of Manhattan Tales Of Manhattan Quick View

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    Tales Of Manhattan

    The Hat Box Chicks
    Broadway
    You Need Connections
    'Dem Resolution Liars
    Manhattan Fable
    'Dem Jive New Yorkers
    The Squares
    A Dollar Is Your Only Friend
    The Cool Cat's Philosophy
    Ole Braggin' Freddie
    Babs Gonzales
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  • Manhattan Research Inc. (Awaiting Repress) Manhattan Research Inc. (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Manhattan Research Inc. (Awaiting Repress)


    3xLP Vinyl Version Of The Popular Basta CD, Packed In Doublefold Sleeves


    Never intended for commercial release, Scott would often describe
    Manhattan Research Inc. as "More than a think factory - a dream center where the excitement of tomorrow is made available today". This
    3xLP set contains 69 selected samples of Raymond Scott's work from
    the 1950s and 1960s for film soundtracks, commercials, collaborative
    works with Jim Henson, and his own technical and musical experiments
    featuring performances on his pioneering electronic music inventions
    (the 'Circle Machine,' the 'Rhythm Modulator,' the 'Bass-Line Generator,' the 'Electronium,' the 'Clavivox,' & other equipment designed &
    built by Scott.

    1. Manhattan Research, Inc. Copyright
    2. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (instrumental, Take 4)
    3. Bendix 1: The Tomorrow People
    4. Lightworks
    5. The Bass-line Generator
    6. Dont Beat Your Wife Every Night, Chew Wrigleys!
    7. B.C. 1675
    8. Vim
    9. Auto-lite Sta-ful (instr.)
    10. Sprite Melonball Bounce (instr.)
    11. Sprite Melonball Bounce
    12. Wheels That Go
    13. Limbo: The Organized Mind
    14. Portofino #1
    15. County Fair
    16. Ideal Toy Co. Lady Gaylord
    17. Good Air (take 7)
    18. IBM MT/ST: The Paperwork Explosion
    19. Domino Sugar Co.
    20. Super Cheer
    21. Cheer Revision 3
    22. Twilight In Turkey
    23. Vicks Medicated Coughdrops
    24. Vicks Formula 44
    25. Auto-Lite Spark Plugs
    26. Nescafe
    27. Awake
    28. Backwards Overload
    29. Bufferin É?memories (Original)
    30. Bandito The Bongo Artist
    31. Night And Day
    32. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. 395
    33. K2R
    34. IBM Probe
    35. GMGM 1A
    36. Rhythm Modulator Demo
    37. Ohio Plus
    38. In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen
    39. General Motors Futurama
    40. Portofino #2
    41. The Wild Piece A.k.a. String Piece
    42. Take Me To Your Violin Teacher
    43. Ripples Original Soundtrack
    44. Cyclic Bit
    45. Ripples (Montage)
    46. Gilbert Toys The Wing Thing
    47. County Fair (instrumental)
    48. Cindy Electronium
    49. Dont Beat Your Wife Every Night, Chew Wrigleys! (instr.)
    50. Hostess Twinkies
    51. Hostess Twinkies (instr.)
    52. Ohio Bell Thermo Fax
    53. The Pygmy Taxi Corporation
    54. Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (Announce Copy, Take 1)
    55. Baltimore Gas & Electric
    56. Lightworks Main Theme (slow)
    57. The Paperwork Explosion (instrumental)
    58. Auto-lite Ford Family
    59. Auto-lite Ford Family (instr.)
    60. Auto-lite Wheels
    61. Bufferin Memories (demo)
    62. Space Mystery (montage)
    63. The Toy Trumpet
    64. Backwards Beeps
    65. Auto-lite Sta-ful
    66. Lightworks (instrumental)
    67. When Will It End?
    68. Bendix 2: The Tomorrow People
    69. Electronic Audio Logos, Inc.
    Raymond Scott
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  • Midnight In Manhattan (On Sale) Midnight In Manhattan (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Midnight In Manhattan (On Sale)

    Midnight In Manhattan
    New York's On Fire
    Miami Heatwave
    From Chicago To The Sky
    L.A. At The End Of The Day
    Seventh Avenue
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  • Beethoven Concerto No 4 Beethoven Concerto No 4 Quick View

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    Beethoven Concerto No 4

    So much has been said and written about Glenn Gould's Bach recordings that some classical music listeners may have overlooked his fabulous renditions of the Beethoven piano concertos. Impex is hoping to change this. Hearing Gould's magnificent pianism, along with the inspired conducting of Leonard Berstein, recorded in the vast acoustical space of the Manhattan Center, we are certain you will find Gould's Beethoven concertos have a rightful place alongside his celebrated Goldberg Variations.

     

    With so many workaday renditions of Beethoven concertos, audiophiles rightly tend to look for inspired performances; and every recording by Glen Gould is certainly inspired. Gould is often erratic, but he was also daring, constantly exploring. His lyrical ebb-and-flow reading shines a new light on this well-loved work. With all-analog mastering by Kevin Gray and Impex's usual attention to detail on all facets of production, this new 180-gram pressing will make this Gould and Bernstein triumph a favorite of audiophiles everywhere.

     

    Features:


    • 180 Gram Vinyl

    • Numbered, Limited Edition

    • All-Analog Mastering by Kevin Gray

    • Recorded in Vast Acoustic Space of Manhattan Center

    • Strictly Limited to 2,500 Pressings


     

    Musicians:


    • Glenn Gould, pianist

    • Leonard Bernstein, conductor

    • New York Philharmonic, orchestra 

    Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58
    1. I. Allegro moderato
    2. II. Andante con moto
    3. III. Rondo: Vivace
    Glenn Gould
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  • Elitism For The People 1975-1978 (Awaiting Repress) Elitism For The People 1975-1978 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Elitism For The People 1975-1978 (Awaiting Repress)

    Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends "The Modern Dance" and "Dub Housing", following by "The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977)" and a red hot live set "Manhattan", recorded at the legendary Max's Kansas City in 1977; "Elitism For The People 1975-78" serves as a gut punch.
    LP1 (The Modern Dance)
    1. Non-Alignment Pact
    2. The Modern Dance
    3. Laughing
    4. Street Waves
    5. Chinese Radiation
    6. Life Stinks
    7. Real World
    8. Over My Head
    9. Sentimental Journey
    10. Humor Me


    LP2 (Dub Housing)
    1. Navvy
    2. On The Surface
    3. Dub Housing
    4. Caligari's Mirror
    5. Thriller!
    6. I, Will Wait
    7. Drinking Wine Spodyody
    8. (Pa) Ubu Dance Party
    9. Blow Daddy-O
    10. Codex


    LP3 (The Hearpen Singles 1975-1977)
    1. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
    2. Heart Of Darkness
    3. Final Solution
    4. Cloud 149
    5. Untitled
    6. Street Waves
    7. My Dark Ages
    8. The Modern Dance
    9. Heaven


    LP4 (Manhattan)
    1. My Dark Ages
    2. Heaven
    3. Sentimental Journey
    4. Over My Head
    5. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
    6. Life Stinks

    Pere Ubu
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  • 57th & 9th 57th & 9th Quick View

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    57th & 9th

    A&M/Interscope Records announces the release of Sting's new album, 57th & 9th, his first rock/pop project in over a decade.


    57th & 9th represents a wide range of Sting's musical and songwriting styles, from the ferocious, Road Warrior-style imagery of "Petrol Head," to the anthemic, "50,000" and the raucous, guitar-driven first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You." The album was recorded with Sting's long-time collaborators Dominic Miller (guitar) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums) and includes contributions from drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses), guitarist Lyle Workman and the San Antonio-based Tex-Mex band The Last Bandoleros. Riding a wave of inspiration, 57th & 9th came together impulsively, with sessions completed in just a few weeks.


    "It happened very quickly, very spontaneously," he says. "My idea always is to surprise myself and the people I'm working with-and, hopefully, the listeners."


    The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, takes its title from the Manhattan street corner that Sting crossed each day as he walked to the studios in Hell's Kitchen where the recordings were done. Sting notes that if there's a theme in the lyrics of 57th & 9th, it's the idea of travel and motion, most apparent in the autobiographical "Heading South On The Great North Road" and in "Inshallah," a first-person account of the global refugee crisis, written from a humanitarian point of view.


    "It's about searching and traveling, the road, that pull of the unknown." he says. "On this album, we ended up with something that's energetic and noisy, but also thoughtful."

    1. I Can't Stop Thinking About You
    2. 50,000
    3. Down, Down, Down
    4. One Fine Day
    5. Pretty Young Soldier
    6. Petrol Head
    7. Heading South On The Great North Road
    8. If You Can't Love Me
    9. Inshallah
    10. The Empty Chair
    Sting
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  • Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet Quick View

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    Workin' With the Miles Davis Quintet

    Undeniably one of the best small bands in the history of jazz, the Miles Davis quintet of the mid-1950s made history at the Cafe Bohemia on Manhattan's Barrow Street and in the New Jersey studio of Rudy Van Gelder for Prestige. This is the 3rd in a series of four LPs taped in two marathon studio sessions, done in the style of sets at the Bohemia, producing music of high energy and immediacy. This is a mix of standards and originals, up-tempos and ballads, and a trio number, Ahmad's Blues. Miles is the sole survivor of this quintet but the music made in the mid-50's period will live forever. The excitement of the emerging John Coltrane; the informed, melodic swing of Red Garland; the tremendous snap and pop of the rhythm trio of Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, and Miles' poignancy and intense swing. Recording engineered by Rudy Van Gelder.

    1. It Never Entered My Mind
    2. Four
    3. In Your Own Sweet Way
    4. The Theme (take 1)
    5. Trane's Blues
    6. Ahmad's Blues
    7. Half Nelson
    8. The Theme (take 2)
    Miles Davis
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  • The Secret Life Of Pets Soundtrack The Secret Life Of Pets Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Secret Life Of Pets Soundtrack

    First Pressing Of 750 Individually Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes 6-Page Booklet With Artwork From The Movie, Tracklisting And Credits


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    The Secret Life of Pets is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated buddy adventure comedy film. It is directed by Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me 1&2)and written by Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. The film stars American comedians Louis C.K. (terrier Max) and Kevin Hart (white rabbit Snowball) as voice actors. The film tells the story about Max's quiet life in his Manhattan apartment, which is disrupted when his owner Katie adopts a stray dog Duke. What follows is a hilarious rollercoaster of events in the sewers of Manhattan, a love interest and friendship.


    The Secret Life of Pets premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 16, 2016. Upon release, it received positive critical reviews and became the highest grossing non-Disney original animated film of all time.


    The film's score was composed by French film composer Alexandre Desplat, who has won an Academy Award for his score to the film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Desplat is also well known for his scores for the films Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2, Godzilla, Argo and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

    LP 1
    1. Meet The Pets
    2. Katie's Leaving
    3. Meet Duke
    4. Fetch Me A Stick
    5. Telenovela Squirrels
    6. Hijack!
    7. Gidget Meets Tiberius
    8. Initiation Time
    9. Rooftop Route
    10. The Viper
    11. You Have An Owner?
    12. Good Morning Max


    LP 2
    1. Sewer Chase
    2. Who's With Me?
    3. Me Like What Me See
    4. Travelling Bossa
    5. Flushed Out To Brooklyn
    6. Sausages!
    7. Duke's Old House/captured
    8. Brooklyn Bridge Showdown
    9. Rescuing Duke
    10. Wet But Handsome/blue Taxi
    11. Max And Gidget
    12. Welcome Home
    13. We Go Together

    Alexandre Desplat
    $38.99
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  • Instrumentals Instrumentals Quick View

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    Instrumentals

    Remastered Double LP With 12-Page Booklet


    Includes Liner Notes By Tim Lawrence, Ernie Brooks And Arthur Russell


    All Material Previously Released On The Audika CD Compilation First Thought Best Thought


    Before Disco, and before the transcendent echoes, Arthur wanted to be a composer.


    His journey began in 1972, leaving home in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Heading west to Northern California, Arthur studied Indian classical composition at the Ali Akbar Khan College of Music followed by western orchestral music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, before ending two years later in New York at the Manhattan School of Music.


    Traversing the popular and the serious, Arthur composed "Instrumentals" in 1974, inspired by the photography of his Buddhist teacher, Yuko Nonomura, as Arthur described, "I was awakened, or re-awakened to the bright-sound and magical qualities of the bubblegum and easy-listening currents in American popular music".


    Initially intended to be performed in one 48 hour cycle, "Instrumentals" was in fact only performed in excerpts a handful of times as a work in progress.


    The legendary performances captured live in New York at The Kitchen (1975 and 1978) and Franklin St. Arts Center (1977) feature the cream of that eras downtown new music scene including Ernie Brooks, Rhys Chatham, Julius Eastman, Jon Gibson, Peter Gordon, Garrett List, Andy Paley, Bill Ruyle, Dave Van Tieghem, and Peter Zummo.


    Pitchfork lauded "Instrumentals" Vol. 1 as a masterpiece and one of Arthur's "greatest achievements". Americana touching on Copeland, Ives, and maybe even Brian Wilson. "Instrumentals" Vol. 2 is a moving, deeply pastoral work performed by the CETA Orchestra and conducted by Julius Eastman.


    Also included are two of Arthur's most elusive compositions, Reach One, and Sketch For "Face Of Helen". Recorded live in 1975 at Phill Niblock's Experimental Intermedia Foundation, Reach One is a minimal, hypnotic ambient soundscape written and performed for two Fender Rhodes pianos. Sketch For "Face Of Helen" was inspired by Arthur's work with friend and composer Arnold Dreyblatt, recorded with an electronic tone generator, keyboard and ambient recordings of a rumbling tugboat from the Hudson River.


    For this remastered vinyl edition, a key part of Arthur's musical life has been restored. The sparkling, multidimensional results take the listener closer to Arthur's coast-to-coast journey: his iconoclastic determination to combine pop and art music; and his desire to make music that would resonate in the present and, ultimately, across time.

    1. Instrumentals Vol. 1
    2. Instrumentals Vol. 2
    3. Sketch for "Face Of Helen"
    4. Reach One
    Arthur Russell
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    The Bravest Man In The Universe

    The Bravest Man In The Universe is Bobby Womack's first album of original material since 1994's Resurrection. Co-produced by Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, Blur) and Richard Russell, the album was recorded at Albarn's 'Studio 13' in West London and New York's Manhattan Center between October and December 2011. The album features guest vocalist Lana Del Rey on the song, Dayglo Reflection.
    1. The Bravest Man In The Universe
    2. Please Forgive My Heart
    3. Deep River
    4. Dayglo Reflection
    5. Sweet Baby Mine
    6. Stupid
    7. If There Wasn?t Something There
    8. Love Is Gonna Lift You Up
    9. Nothin? Can Save Ya
    10. Jubilee
    Bobby Womack
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    Sun

    Sun is the first album of original material from Cat Power since her critically acclaimed 2006 album The Greatest and follow-up to her second covers album Jukebox which was released in 2008. In addition to the lead single Ruin, the 11-song set is highlighted by the New York City homage "Manhattan" and the 11-minute epic "Nothing But Time" which features backing vocals by Iggy Pop.



    Chan Marshall has moved on from her collaborative forays into Memphis soul and Delta blues. She wrote, played, recorded and produced the entirety of SUN by herself, a statement of complete control that is echoed in the songs' themes. The narrative arc of the record is deeply American in its spaciousness and optimism, but the music itself is defiantly modern and global.

    1. Cherokee
    2. Sun
    3. Ruin
    4. 3,6,9
    5. Always On My Own
    6. Real Life
    7. Human Being
    8. Manhattan
    9. Silent Machine
    10. Nothin But Time
    11. Peace And Love
    Cat Power
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    Lives and Treasure

    Acrylics is the musical partnership of Molly Shea and Jason Klauber. Native to Philadelphia and downtown Manhattan, respectively, the pair began making music together while attending Ohio's Oberlin College, where they spent snowy nights in their basement droning Fender Jazzmasters in odd tunings and listening to vinyl records from New Zealand. After graduating Molly and Jason both moved to Brooklyn and decided to try something new. Acrylics started experimenting with various recording techniques and bizarre results began to emerge. Songs with folk roots grew disco branches, country skeletons wore new age skin.

    They called their second album Lives and Treasure because that's just about what it cost to finish the thing. Many stories surface and vanish over the course of the album's ten tracks. The songs are concise but extremely potent, and each listen reveals something previously undiscovered.
    1 Counting Sheep
    2 Molly's Vertigo

    3 Window

    4 Sparrow Song

    5 Nightwatch

    6 Tortoise Shell Shades

    7 It's Cool Here

    8 Asian Pear

    9 Lives and Treasure

    10 Catacombs
    Acrylics
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    Halloween / Escape from New York


    12 Housed In Deluxe Mylar Mirrorboard Sleeve


    Much of the power of the best films by the cult director John Carpenter can
    be attributed to their use of music - music that, more often than not, was
    composed and performed by Carpenter himself. What began as a necessity for
    the low-budget productions by Carpenter became a major part of his aesthetic,
    and established him as a pioneering figure in genre-film score work as well as
    electronic music in general. Now, flanked by his son Cody Carpenter and godson
    Daniel Davies, and with two albums (Lost Themes and Lost Themes II) of nonsoundtrack
    material under his belt, Carpenter has decided to revisit some of his
    most beloved themes.


    Halloween was Carpenter's breakthrough as a feature film director. Made for
    $300,000, it was the most profitable independent movie of its day, and to date has
    spawned several sequels, becoming an renowned franchise; its stories, characters
    and scores known the world over. It tells the story of Michael Myers, who brutally
    massacred his sister 15 years ago and escapes from from a mental hospital on
    Halloween night to relive his grisly crime again and again. The film's pulse is the
    eerie 5/4 piano theme that Carpenter places at the center of its pivotal scenes. It's
    a classic theme that stands tall alongside Psycho, Jaws, and The Exorcist as one of
    the most famous - and greatest - in horror movie history.


    The dystopian action thriller Escape from New York is another Carpenter classic,
    uniting the director with his greatest muse, Kurt Russell. In the film, Manhattan
    has been turned into a maximum security prison whose population consists of
    street punk gang escapees, and Russell's Snake Plissken must rescue the President,
    whose plane has crashed on the island. The minimal synthesizer theme that
    tracks Plissken's journey across this ravaged vision of NYC is one of Carpenter's
    defining works as a composer.


    This double A sided 12 release includes the themes to Halloween and Escape from
    New York, newly re-recorded by Carpenter and his Lost Themes bandmates. These
    new masters have never been previously released. The 12 is available as a deluxe,
    mylar-sleeve black vinyl and a limited-edition picture disc, both with new artwork
    by Jay Shaw. May this release serve as a bridge between the Horror Master's
    legendary past and his remarkable present.

    1. Halloween
    2. Escape from New York
    John Carpenter
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    The Blueprint

    Ranked 464/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Blueprint is the sixth studio album by American rapper Jay-Z, released September 11, 2001 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States. Its release was set a week earlier than initially planned in order to combat bootlegging. Recording sessions for the album took place during 2001 at Manhattan Center Studios and Baseline Studios in New York City. Contrasting the radio-friendly sound of Jay-Z's previous work, The Blueprint features soul-based sampling and production handled primarily by Kanye West and Just Blaze. At the time of its recording, Jay-Z was awaiting two criminal trials, one for gun possession and another for assault, and had become one of hip hop's most dissed artists, receiving insults from rappers such as Nas, Prodigy, and Jadakiss.

    The Ruler's Back
    Takeover
    Izzo (H.O.V.A)
    Girls, Girls, Girls
    Jigga That N***a
    U Don't Know
    Hola' Hovito
    Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
    Never Change
    Song Cry
    All I Need
    Renegade (feat. Eminem)
    Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
    Jay-Z
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    Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015

    New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise.


    Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!


    Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and '80s - Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!


    It's all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!


    Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle . From start to finish, Freedom Tower is overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain! Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say "damn!"


    For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits... And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal - rock'n'roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.


    Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Tower is the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.


    Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!


    There are eight million stories in the Naked City - but there is only one Blues Explosion!


    Freedom Tower - dig it now, while you still can!

    1. Funeral
    2. Wax Dummy
    3. Do The Get Down
    4. Betty vs. the NYPD
    5. White Jesus
    6. Born Bad
    7. Down and Out
    8. Crossroad Hop
    9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck
    10. Dial Up Doll
    11. Bellevue Baby
    12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box
    13. Cooking for Television
    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
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    Sound Of Revolution

    Warzone was a hardcore punk band from New York City. Anti-racist skinhead frontman Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri was the group's only consistent member between its formation on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1982 until Barbieri's untimely death due to pneumonia on September 11, 1997. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was receiving treatment that many fans and friends have claimed was shamefully inadequate in a Veterans Health Administration facility when the illness damaged his liver and took his life at the age of 35.


    Raybeez's small but loyal following accompanied the former Agnostic Front drummer from the nascent days before the "Youth Crew" era in hardcore punk, on and off of three record labels, before finally turning out en masse for two sold-out benefit shows following his passing.


    He is often cited as one of the seminal influences in the genre, as well as one of its first major losses. Unlike the larger body of punk music, the highly youth-oriented hardcore music had previously felt very few such outpourings of grief. In the days after his passing, a sign hung from the awning in front of CBGBs that simply said "R.I.P. Ray." For more than a year following his death, every release on the Victory Records label was dedicated to his memory, as well as two independent compilations. Like the benefit shows following his death, these albums raised funds for several not-for-profit groups Ray had worked for which helped at-risk youth.

    1. S.O.S.
    2. United Worldwide
    3. At War With Reality
    4. Murdertown
    5. Throw Me a Line
    6. Countdown
    7. The Sound of Revolution
    8. The Snake & The Lion
    9. Free at Last
    10. We Won't Forget
    11. Warzone
    Warzone
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    Yes And Also Yes (Awaiting Repress)

    The title for Mike Doughty's new album, Yes And Also Yes, was the headline of his profile during an unsuccessful foray into online dating. Most of the songs found here were written at the legendary artists' colony Yaddo, where Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, Sylvia Plath and a lot of all-time giants once worked.

    The album was recorded in a studio in Koreatown, Manhattan from July of 2010 to April of 2011 and was produced by Pat Dilett. Supporting musicians include Andrew 'Scrap' Livingston on bass and Thomas 'Doveman' Bartlett on piano. Features the Christmas song, Holiday, where Doughty duets with Roseanne Cash as well as Into the Un, a rejected Twilight soundtrack song about goth kids on LSD in a train station.
    1. Na Na Nothing
    2. Into the Un
    3. Day By Day By
    4. Holiday (What Do You Want?) with Rosanne Cash
    5. Russell
    6. Strike the Motion
    7. Have At It
    8. Makelloser Mann
    9. The Huffer and the Cutter
    10. Rational Man
    11. Telegenic Exes #1 (Hapless Dancers)
    12. Weird Summer
    13. Vegetable
    14. Telegenic Exes #2 (Astoria)
    Mike Doughty
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