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  • Battle Royal Battle Royal Quick View

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    Battle Royal

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    Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1961 album including two bonus tracks. Despite the much spoken rivalry between them, Duke Ellington and Count Basie were close friends and great admirers of each other's work. Although they had known each other since their youth, and on many occasions were featured on the same bill, the Duke and the Count never crossed paths in a recording studio before the 1961 session included here. While their bands performed separately on the same stage many times following the 1961 session, they would never record together again. Wax Time.

    1. Battle Royal
    2. To You
    3. Take The A Train
    4. Corner Pocket (Aka Until I Met You)
    5. Blues In Hoss' Flat (Blues In Frankie's Flat)*
    6. Wild Man (Aka Wild Man Moore)
    7. Segue In C
    8. B D B
    9. Jumpin' At The Woodside
    10. One More Once*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Duke Ellington & Count Basie
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  • The Royal Sessions The Royal Sessions Quick View

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    The Royal Sessions

    200-Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, has partnered with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release
    of "The Royal Sessions"-a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis' Royal
    Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks.


    Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with "The Royal Sessions" as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s
    released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records-recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on
    the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. Produced by Perry Margouleff, "The Royal Sessions" is an extraordinary recording which
    captures the music in its pure form-live band and vocal takes as performed together at Royal Studios by Rodgers and an all-star roster of legendary musicians.


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    About the record, Michael Fremer says, Sonically, what do you think results from live in the hallowed studio basic tracks and vocals recorded all analog, mixed to analog tape and cut from analog tape? It's spectacular! Play this record and then the CD for your friends who think CD is transparent to the source. Let them compare the drum sound, the cymbal crashes, the space and the image three dimensionality. Let them consider Rodgers in the room and then on CD not quite in the room. A musical triumph and a sonic in the studio spectacular.


    - Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)

    Click here to read the full review: Review By Michael Fremer

    1. I Thank You
    2. Down Don't Bother Me
    3. I Can't Stand The Rain
    4. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
    5. That's How Strong My Love Is
    6. Walk On By
    7. Any Ole Way
    8. It's Growing
    9. I've Got Dreams To Remember
    Paul Rodgers
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Quick View

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    If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    2015 Release featuring Classic Elvis Presley Vocal Performances with Brand-New Orchestral Accompaniment!


    This brand new studio album featuring Elvis' most powerful vocal performances alongside lush new arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It features a scintillating duet with best-selling jazz-pop singer Michael BublÉ on "Fever". The recording sessions took place at the historic Abbey Road Studios in London and was fully endorsed by Priscilla Presley. Produced by Don Reedman (Hooked On Classics) and Nick Patrick.


    Additional contributions by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy and Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo. Rounds out the year of Elvis' 80th birthday, which includes a year of landmark events including the launch of a newly-designed website (www.ElvisTheMusic.com); the opening of two massive retrospective exhibitions-one located at London's O2 Arena and the other located in Las Vegas; and the second commemorative Music Icons Stamp from the United States Postal Service with a companion music release on August 12!

    LP1
    1. Burning Love
    2. It's Now Or Never
    3. Love Me Tender
    4. Fever (feat. Michael Buble)
    5. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    6. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
    7. You've Lost That Loving Feeling


    LP2
    1. There's Always Me
    2. Can't Help Falling In Love
    3. In The Ghetto
    4. How Great Thou Art
    5. Steamroller Blues
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. If I Can Dream

    Elvis Presley
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  • How Did We Get So Dark? How Did We Get So Dark? Quick View

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    How Did We Get So Dark?

    After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood's eagerly anticipated second album 'How Did We Get So Dark?' will be released on Warner Bros. Records.


    Royal Blood's breakthrough was huge. Their debut album was the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK, debuting in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S. and going Top 20 in 12 countries. Before they knew it, they were performing for Howard Stern, touring with Foo Fighters, holding dressing room audiences with Jimmy Page in New York, and being presented with a BRIT for Best British Band in 2015 by the very same guitar god. Their ascendency was further underlined with major awards courtesy of Kerrang!, NME and Q.


    The ten tracks that are featured on 'How Did We Get So Dark?' were written in instrumental form during sessions in Brighton, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Always trying to explore ways of stripping their enormous sound back to give it more space and impact, the inspiration for the lyrics came from events in vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr's life since the band first found huge success.


    In November 2016, Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, along with producer Jolyon Thomas, spent six weeks in a studio in Brussels that was decked out like a New York diner and featured a warehouse of antique gear. 'How Did We Get So Dark?' was subsequently completed after a final session in London with their debut album's co-producer Tom Dalgety.


    The album's first single 'Lights Out' ups the ante from their debut with a wrecking ball of a groove cemented by Thatcher's thunderous rhythms, while Kerr wrangles the twisted invention of his bass riffs to a whole new level. Their patented two-man artillery of carefully constructed melodic aggression is prevalent throughout, especially in 'I Only Lie When I Love You,' which is a compelling cowbell-assisted reminder of the power of a stop-start riff and a strident chorus. There are times when Royal Blood are more visceral than ever - notably the gargantuan introduction to 'Hook, Line and Sinker'and also the intense denouement that brings 'Look Like You Know' to a close.


    While the album finds Royal Blood refining their melodic might, there are other moments that fulfill their aim to create songs that will add new dimensions to their live sets. Adorned with Kerr's falsetto, 'Don't Tell' drops the intensity to mesmerizing effect, while 'Where Are You Now?' pulsates with a bounding energy that's quite a step apart from anything else in their catalog. The Royal Blood palette is also expanded with the inclusion of harmony vocals - something that they didn't use on their debut.

    1. How Did We Get So Dark?

    2. Lights Out
    3. I Only Lie When I Love You
    4. She's Creeping
    5. Look Like You Know
    6. Where Are You Now?
    7. Don't Tell
    8. Hook, Line and Sinker
    9. Hole In Your Heart
    10. Sleep
    Royal Blood
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps Quick View

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    Willie Sugarcapps

    It didn't take long for Willie Sugarcapps to have a self titled 10 song album made, mixed, pressed, and packaged up to serve to their ever increasing fan base. Songs include Grayson Capps' 'Willie Sugarcapps' (written about the band and their lives as traveling musicians) and a cleverly rewritten 'Poison' (a song about the result of the BP oil spill), Will Kimbrough's 'Mud Bottom' (depicting life along the rivers of the Gulf Coast) as well as co-write with Sara Jean Kelley's 'Oh Colorado' (sung by Savana that gloriously paints the landscape of Colorado and a longing to return), to Anthony Crawford's 'Energy' (that decribes day to day life as people struggle to maintain) as well as a few other hand picked gems.


    Everyone takes turns singing lead while the rest of the band adds harmonies and whatever instrument they feel like picking up. It was recorded at the home of Anthony and Savana on their dogtrot and produced and recorded by grammy winning engineer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Dixie Chicks) all in about 8 hours. It's basically a live recording although there were several overdubs done for added ear candy. It's already been picked up for national distribution by Capp's label, The Royal Potato Family. To have bandmates spread out from Nashville to the Gulf Coast, it is amazing how fast this came together. I guess where there's a Will, there's a way, said Savana (knowing that Kimbrough had to leave after the 8 hour recording session to be back in Nashville for family duties. It takes a lot of effort to make this happen but it is something that we all wanted to do because it was just destined to happen. We all have our own individual careers but Willie Sugarcapps is definitely bigger than the individual parts. It's such a rare thing to have this many great songwriter/musicians in a band with such easy going personalities. We are all having a blast and are just looking forward to every show. It's just a lot of fun, really.)

    1. Willie Sugarcapps
    2. Mr. Lee
    3. Oh, Colorado
    4. Megdalena
    5. Mud Bottom
    6. Energy
    7. Gypsy Train
    8. Poison
    9. Trouble
    10. Up To The Sky
    Willie Sugarcapps
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Presence (Deluxe) Presence (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Presence (Deluxe)

    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Includes A Second LP Of Companion Audio On 180 Gram Vinyl In A Tri-fold Sleeve - Featuring Five Unreleased Reference Mixes From The Sessions, Which Reveal Works In Progress


    Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. The reaction to the first six Led Zepplin album reissues has been extraordinary, with albums charting in the Top 10 around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.


    As with the previous deluxe editions, Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.


    Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album-which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum-crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like Nobody's Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.


    The companion audio disc that accompanies Presence has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress. Along with alternate incarnations of For Your Life Achilles Last Stand and Royal Orleans, there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod).


    In 1972, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on Friends and Four Hands (Four Sticks from Led Zeppelin IV). Among the many other highlights featured here is an early version of When The Levee Breaks from 1970 titled If It Keeps On Raining; rough mixes of The Wanton Song and In The Light, from the Physical Graffiti sessions at Headley Grange, the latter a different alternate version than the one included in the Physical Graffiti deluxe edition; and an instrumental mix of Poor Tom from 1970.


    In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day , which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    LP1
    1. Achilles Last Stand
    2. For Your Life
    3. Royal Orleans
    4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    5. Candy Store Rock
    6. Hots On For Nowhere
    7. Tea For One


    LP2 - Companion Audio
    1. Two Ones Are Won (Achilles Last Stand - Reference Mix)
    2. For Your Life (Reference Mix)
    3. 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod) (Reference Mix)
    4. Royal Orleans (Reference Mix)
    5. Hots On For Nowhere (Reference Mix)

    Led Zeppelin
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Continuum (Bonus Track) (On Sale) Continuum (Bonus Track) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Continuum (Bonus Track) (On Sale)

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    'Continuum' is the 3RD studio album by John Mayer, released September 9, 2006 on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during November 2005 to September 2006 at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, California, Avatar Studios and Right Track/Sound on Sound in New York City, and Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Production was handled primarily by Mayer and Steve Jordan.
    This album marked a change in Mayer's musical style and incorporated musical elements of blues and soul more heavily than in his previous work with pop-rock.


    The album debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. It also reached the top-ten in several other countries and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.


    The album contains the worldwide hits 'Waiting On The World To Change' and 'Gravity'. On this 180 grams vinyl release we presents the album with a bonustrack ´Say´, which is now available on vinyl for the first time!


    Sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds of guitar-hero/prettyboy Mayer!


    Pressed on 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    Gloss laminate sleeve

    LP1 Side A


    1 Waiting On The World To Change
    2 I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)
    3 Belief


    LP1 Side B


    1 Gravity
    2 The Heart Of Life
    3 Vultures


    LP2 Side A


    1 Stop This Train
    2 Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
    3 Bold As Love


    LP2 Side B


    1 Dreaming With A Broken Heart
    2 In Repair
    3 I'm Gonna Find Another You
    4 Say (Bonustrack)

    John Mayer
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  • Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Quick View

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    Indian Ocean

    Best known as the lead singer for well loved alt folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford's new album
    confirms what we have always suspected - that a great unexplored talent for soul music lay just below
    the surface.


    Following up her critically acclaimed solo album Obadiah, Miss Ford returns with the lush, redemptive
    Indian Ocean, fulfilling a lifelong dream of working with the Hi Rhythm Section (made famous for
    backing up Al Green and Ann Peebles) in the historic Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.


    The album's creative cycle spanned over two years, involving two recording trips to Memphis and multiple
    studio sessions with Frazey's Vancouver musicians. The iconic architects of the Al Green instrumental
    sound-Teenie Hodges (guitar), Charles Hodges (organ) and Leroy Hodges (bass) lent their almighty talents
    to help Frazey's songs find their distinctive groove. The end result of all of this collective creative meshing
    is Frazey's folk-soul hybrid record that feels both familiar and innovative simultaneously.


    Indian Ocean was co-produced and mixed by Frazey's longtime creative partner John Raham in Vancouver
    at Afterlife Studios

    1. September Fields
    2. Runnin'
    3. You're Not Free
    4. Done
    5. Three Golden Trees
    6. You Got Religion
    7. Season After Season
    8. Natural Law
    9. Weather Pattern
    10. Indian Ocean
    11. September Fields (Acoustic)
    Frazey Ford
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 (Awaiting Repress) Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 (Awaiting Repress)

    "Mogwai have reached a position of calm, confident maturity entirely of their own" - The Independent


    "One of Mogwai's strongest, most complete statements" - Clash


    "A powerful and accomplished album" - Uncut


    Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. is an EP of new songs and remixes. The EP contains three new songs stemming from the writing and recording sessions for their critically acclaimed album Rave Tapes, released earlier this year, alongside remixes of three songs from that record by Blanck Mass, Pye Corner Audio and Nils Frahm. The EP was recorded at the band's Castle Of Doom studio in Glasgow, by the band with Paul Savage.


    Music Industry 3. Fitness Industry 1. rounds off a sterling year's work for the Glasgow five-piece. Following the release of Rave Tapes in January, they completed a worldwide sell out tour, including two shows at London's Royal Festival Hall. The band released a comprehensive deluxe edition of their seminal 1999 album Come On Die Young via Chemikal Action in the summer, coinciding with a run of imperious festival performances that included headlining stages at Glastonbury and Latitude festivals.

    1. Teenage Exorcists
    2. History Day
    3. HMP Shaun William Ryder
    4. Re-Remurdered (Blanck Mass remix)
    5. No Medicine For Regret (Pye Corner Audio remix)
    6. The Lord Is Out Of Control (Nils Frahm remix)
    Mogwai
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    12 Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Presence Presence Quick View

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    Presence

    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Packaged In A Sleeve That Replicates The LPs First Pressing In Exacting Detail


    Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. The reaction to the first six Led Zepplin album reissues has been extraordinary, with albums charting in the Top 10 around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.


    As with the previous deluxe editions, Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.


    Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album-which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum-crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like Nobody's Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.


    The companion audio disc that accompanies Presence has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress. Along with alternate incarnations of For Your Life Achilles Last Stand and Royal Orleans, there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod).


    In 1972, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on Friends and Four Hands (Four Sticks from Led Zeppelin IV). Among the many other highlights featured here is an early version of When The Levee Breaks from 1970 titled If It Keeps On Raining; rough mixes of The Wanton Song and In The Light, from the Physical Graffiti sessions at Headley Grange, the latter a different alternate version than the one included in the Physical Graffiti deluxe edition; and an instrumental mix of Poor Tom from 1970.


    In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day , which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    1. Achilles Last Stand
    2. For Your Life
    3. Royal Orleans
    4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    5. Candy Store Rock
    6. Hots On For Nowhere
    7. Tea For One
    Led Zeppelin
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Presence (Super Deluxe) Presence (Super Deluxe) Quick View

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    Presence (Super Deluxe)

    Produced And Newly Remastered By Jimmy Page


    Super Deluxe Edition Box Set Includes:


    CD1: Original Album Newly Remastered In Vinyl Replica Sleeve


    CD2: Companion Audio Featuring Previously Unreleased Reference Mixes From The Sessions.


    LP1: Original Album Newly Remastered In Single Sleeve Replicating The Original Album On 180 Gram Vinyl


    LP2: Companion Audio On One Lp (180 Gram Vinyl) In A New Sleeve Featuring Negative Artwork Based On The Original Album Artwork, And Featuring A Previously Unreleased Companion Audio Reference Mixes From The Sessions


    HD Download Card With The Original Album And Companion Audio In @ 96/24 High-definition Audio


    First Pressing Includes An LP Sized, Individually Numbered, High Quality Art Print Of The Original Album Cover (One Of 30,000)


    Album-Size Hardback Book (88 Pages)


    Deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin's final three studio albums: Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda will be released in July. The reaction to the first six Led Zepplin album reissues has been extraordinary, with albums charting in the Top 10 around the globe whilst also garnering 5-star reviews and other critical accolades along the way.


    As with the previous deluxe editions, Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release selected and compiled by Page.


    Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album-which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum-crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like Nobody's Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.


    The companion audio disc that accompanies Presence has five unreleased reference mixes from the sessions, which reveal works in progress. Along with alternate incarnations of For Your Life Achilles Last Stand and Royal Orleans, there is also the previously unheard instrumental curiously titled 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod).


    In 1972, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page took a fabled trip to India to perform with the Bombay Orchestra and now, for the first time, recordings from these sessions will be officially released with dynamic takes on Friends and Four Hands (Four Sticks from Led Zeppelin IV). Among the many other highlights featured here is an early version of When The Levee Breaks from 1970 titled If It Keeps On Raining; rough mixes of The Wanton Song and In The Light, from the Physical Graffiti sessions at Headley Grange, the latter a different alternate version than the one included in the Physical Graffiti deluxe edition; and an instrumental mix of Poor Tom from 1970.


    In 1968, Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.


    Led Zeppelin continues to be honored for its pivotal role in music history. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005, and a year later was awarded with the Polar Music Prize in Stockholm. Founding members Page, Plant, and Jones, and along with Jason Bonham, the son of John Bonham - took the stage at London's O2 Arena in 2007 to headline a tribute concert for Ahmet Ertegun, a dear friend and Atlantic Records' founder. The band was honored for its lifetime contribution to American culture at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. In January of 2014, the band won their first ever Grammy award as Celebration Day , which captured their live performance at the Ertegun tribute concert, was named Best Rock Album.

    LP1
    1. Achilles Last Stand
    2. For Your Life
    3. Royal Orleans
    4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    5. Candy Store Rock
    6. Hots On For Nowhere
    7. Tea For One


    LP2 - Companion Audio
    1. Two Ones Are Won (Achilles Last Stand - Reference Mix)
    2. For Your Life (Reference Mix)
    3. 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod) (Reference Mix)
    4. Royal Orleans (Reference Mix)
    5. Hots On For Nowhere (Reference Mix)


    CD1
    1. Achilles Last Stand
    2. For Your Life
    3. Royal Orleans
    4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    5. Candy Store Rock
    6. Hots On For Nowhere
    7. Tea For One


    CD2 - Companion Audio
    1. Two Ones Are Won (Achilles Last Stand - Reference Mix)
    2. For Your Life (Reference Mix)
    3. 10 Ribs & All/Carrot Pod Pod (Pod) (Reference Mix)
    4. Royal Orleans (Reference Mix)
    5. Hots On For Nowhere (Reference Mix)

    Led Zeppelin
    $139.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 CDs - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Legrand Jazz Legrand Jazz Quick View

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    Legrand Jazz

    Numbered Limited Edition 100% Analog 180-Gram Vinyl LP!

    Limited To Only 3000 Numbered Copies!

    Features Performances By John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Bill Evans & More!

    In 1958, a young, successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 Palmes D'or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz.

    Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards (Django, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, Night in Tunisia, etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre.

    The sound of Impex's all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50's Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. Go big with Legrand Jazz.

    Legrand Jazz was greeted by an enthusiastic review in the magazine Down Beat. Dom Cerulli awarded it five stars out of a possible five.

    Musicians:
    Michel Legrand, Conductor, Arranger (All Songs)

    For The Jitterbug Waltz, Django, Wild Man Blues & 'Round Midnight - Recorded June 25, 1958:
    Paul Chambers (bass)
    John Coltrane (tenor sax)
    Eddie Costa (vibes)
    Miles Davis (trumpet)
    Kenny Dennis (drums)
    Bill Evans (piano)
    Barry Galbraith (guitar)
    Betty Glamann (harp)
    Herbie Mann (flute)
    Jerome Richardson (baritone sax, bass clarinet)
    Phil Woods (alto sax)

    For Nuages, Blue And Sentimental, Rosetta & Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Recorded June 27, 1958:
    Eddie Bert (trombone)
    Billy Byers (trombone)
    Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
    George Duvivier (bass)
    Major Holly (bass, tuba)
    Hank Jones (piano)
    Don Lamond (drums)
    Herbie Mann (flute)
    Frank Rehak (trombone)
    Ben Webster (tenor sax)

    For Night In Tunisia, Stompin' At The Savoy & In A Mist - Recorded June 30, 1958:
    James Buffington (french horns)
    Donald Byrd (trumpet)
    Jimmy Cleveland (trombone)
    Don Elliot (vibes)
    Art Farmer (trumpet)
    Milt Hinton (bass)
    Osie Johnson (drums)
    Teo Macero (baritone sax)
    Nat Pierce (piano)
    Seldon Powell (tenor sax)
    Gene Quill (alto sax)
    Frank Rehak (trombone)
    Ernie Royal (trumpet)
    Joe Wilder (trumpet)
    Phil Woods (alto sax)

    1. The Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller)
    2. Nuages (Django Reinhardt)
    3. Night In Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie)
    4. Blue and Sentimental (Count Basie)
    5. Stompin' At the Savoy (Benny Goodman)
    6. Django (John Lewis)
    7. Wild Man Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
    8. Rosetta (Earl Hines)
    9. 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
    10. Don't Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)
    11. In A Mist (Bix Beiderbecke)
    Michel Legrand
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    The Cost Of Living

    For The Revelations, their latest offering, The Cost Of Living (Decision/Sony RED), is a labor of love years in the making. Since they first came on the scene in 2008 with their Deep Soul EP(Decision), Brooklyn, NY's The Revelations have represented a twenty-first-century take on classic soul-one which shows reverence for the masters, but with a uniquely modern sensibility-a sound The New York Times' Jon Pareles calls "revivalism without poses or quotation marks".


    On The Cost Of Living, Rell Gaddis assumes the lead vocal duties previously provided by Tre Williams. This is by no means Rell's debut with The Revelations, however. Rell has been part of the group's writing team from their onset, and performed with the band for years, even contributing lead vocals to "It's Too Late" from their 2009 album The Bleeding Edge (Decision). Since being signed to Jay-Z's Roc-a-fella Records back in 1997, Rell has had a prolific singing and writing career, creating his own records, as well as penning and lending vocals to songs featuring artists Usher (Rell wrote Usher's #1 RnB Hit Here I Stand), Jay-Z, Kanye West, Mary J Blige, and many more.


    This workman-like mentality is pervasive throughout the band as well. The Revelations feature Wes Mingus on guitar, Gintas Janusonis on drums, and newcomer Ben Zwerin on bass. Each accomplished performing and session musicians in their own right, The Revelations have combined to provide music for icons such as the Wu-Tang Clan and Lee "Scratch" Perry, as well as soul royalty Otis Clay, Willie Clayton, Benny Latimore, and Swamp Dogg.


    The distinctive blues/rock/soul sound of The Cost Of Living was recorded at soul mecca Royal Studios in Memphis, TN, produced by Bob Perry with Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, as well as The Revelations themselves. For this project, the band is joined by Stax and Hi Records session legends Bobby Manuel (guitar), Lester Snell (keyboards), and Charles Hodges (organ). Lyrically, The Cost Of Living weaves tales of perseverance despite hardship. From the opening track, "Mama", about a single mother scrounging to raise her children, to the jaded optimism of "It's Ok", the pragmatism of "Money Makes The World Go 'Round", and the heart-broken disillusionment of the soul classic "Got To Use My Imagination", The Revelations continue their tradition of presenting blues topics with soul music's urgency.


    The Revelations' engaging and energetic live performances continue to win over audiences from Brooklyn to the Mississippi Delta to California and beyond, creating fans such as A-listers B.B. King, Bobby Womack and Stevie Wonder in the process. This is new, true soul music with a sharp, modern edge.


    Album Credits:

    Rell Gaddis - Lead Vocals

    Wes Mingus - Guitar and Vocals

    Ben Zwerin - Bass

    Gintas Janusonis - Drums, Percussion and Vocals


    -with-

    Bobby Manuel - Guitar

    Charles Hodges - Organ

    Lester Snell - Piano and Keyboards

    Meah Pace & Halley Hiatt - Background Vocals


    -and-

    The Royal Horns


    Produced by Bob Perry, Lawrence Boo Mitchell and The Revelations

    Recorded at Royal Studios, Memphis TN

    Mixed and Mastered by Arnold Mischkulnig

    1. Mama
    2. Why When Love Is Gone
    3. Higher
    4. It's Okay
    5. Money Makes The World Go 'Round
    6. The Game of Love
    7. This Time
    8. Got To Use My Imagination
    The Revelations
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    Where Were You Then?

    Further was a decidedly west coast indie rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1991 by brothers Darren and Brent Rademaker, Josh Schwartz and Kevin Fitzgerald. The Rademaker brothers along with Josh went on to form Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde respectively, Kevin Fitzgerald became the drummer for the Circle Jerks and the west coast lo-fi California indie rock sound actually became a thing with the kids. Overdosing on Weed, Surfing and Dinosaur Jrs You're Living All Over Me as well as flat out turning down major label offers, Further was fuelled by DIY spirit and their music tested the boundaries from the lowest of fidelity to the indie-est of rock...with re-leases on Bongload Records (home of Beck's Loser 12), their own Christmas Records, Ball Product (Creation Records), Fierce Panda and many more. Further received acclaim from the UK press including a 9 out of 10 review in the NME as well as Peel Session from long time fan John Peel. Further were a permanent fixtures on the LA indie scene where they shared bills with eve-ryone from the likes of Pavement, Beck, Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Royal Trux, Urge Overkill, Archers of Loaf, Codiene...real indie-rock, you get the picture? Friends of Lou Barlow from Dino-saur Jr, Further had a knack of exploding into Dinosaurs sonic territory. When Further went on tour with Sebadoh in the 90s, Lou was asked by the NME if he had anything to say to J Mas-cis...? Lou replied smugly...ever heard FURTHER? This record compiles the best of the singles and EP tracks from 1991 to 1997 all re-mastered from the original vinyl.
    1. Filing Station
    2. Over And Out
    3. Generic 7
    4. She Lives By The Castle 2
    5. Surfing Pointers
    6. California Bummer
    7. Quiet Riot Grrrl
    8. Springfiled Mods
    9. Spheres of Influence
    10. Wett Katt
    11. I Wanna Be A Stranger
    12. Be That As It May
    13. Grandview Skyline
    Further
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  • New Bottle Old Wine (Pure Pleasure) New Bottle Old Wine (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    New Bottle Old Wine (Pure Pleasure)

    If you have admired Gil Evans' arrangements on the Miles Davis recordings, you owe it to yourself to check this out. These recordings help make the case that Gil Evans was one of the great jazz arrangers of all time. Gil Evans always manages to communicate with sophistication and nuance, and on these sessions he manages to have fun as well.



    This is a LP of Gil Evans re-arranging classic jazz standards like St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, and Lester Leaps. It's so interesting to be listening to these records nearly 50 years after they were made. This was a 'modern' take on jazz tunes that even then were considered classics. Hearing them now, it's like listening to one set of Old Masters interpreting an even more distant set of Old Old Masters. It's a LP that you can enjoy as a peek into modern jazz of the late 50's, or as a set of very interesting big band orchestrations. An absolute jazz classic.



    Musicians:



    • Gil Evans (arranger, conductor, piano)

    • Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone)

    • Ernie Royal (trumpet)

    • Phil Bodner (reeds)

    • Harvey Philips (tuba),

    • Bill Barber (tuba)

    • Chuck Wayne (guitar)

    • Paul Chambers (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)

    • Philly Joe Jones (drums)



    Recording: April and May 1958 in New York City

    Production: Gil Evans and George Avakian



    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.



    1. St Louis Blues
    2. King Porter Stomp

    3. Willow Tree
    4. Struttin With Some Barbecue
    5. Lester Leaps In
    6. Round Midnight

    7. Manteca
    8. Bird Feathers
    Gil Evans
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    World Boogie Is Coming

    North Mississippi Allstars have announced the release of their record, World Boogie Is Coming. They produced it themselves at their own Zebra Ranch Studios in Hernando, MS, aside from a day in the studio with Robert Plant (and his harmonica) at Memphis' legendary Royal Studios. The Dickinson Brothers did it with the help of long-time friends Duwayne and Garry Burnside, Kenny Brown, Alvin Youngblood, Sharde Thomas (Otha Turner's granddaughter), Chris Chew, Steve Selvidge, Lightnin Malcolm, Plant and others. World Boogie Is Coming is the record that perfectly ties it all together, fusing all the elements that have made the Allstars special while pushing the band's sound further into the future than ever before.


    Luther Dickinson says, "It all started when Seasick Steve told me: 'You are the one, you are the link, you have to keep it primitive and take it to the people.'" He continues, "I feel like I owe it the elders who taught me the traditional music in which I operate to let the music evolve and allow outside modern influences into the tradition to keep it alive and healthy. I realized that I had not been holding up my end of the deal. Since I am virtually devoid of modern influences, I turned to my brother Cody, who is my opposite in taste and style and loves modern music and production. Allowing Cody to produce the tracking sessions allowed me to sing and play wild and with abandon. Our contrasting styles are the heart of NMA."


    Cody has discovered a love of filmmaking and knows that in this day and age you need multi media. He set out to use our landscape of modern day Mississippi and roadwork experiences to share with the audience a vision, a dreamscape of our world. We wanted the World Boogie Is Coming package to have as much visual content as possible, with the record itself being sonically cinematic, a montage of medleys similar to our live shows - the recording fell together beautifully with that intent. We set ambient microphones up around the whole studio - footsteps, rain, wind, talking, bugs and birds all played their part. Archival tapes of Otha and R.L. fell right into the pocket as soon as we transferred them, laughing, joking and jamming with their kids -transcending time and space, life and death."


    "'World boogie is coming' was my father's favorite valediction," says Cody. "Naming this record after his closing phrase seemed like a great way to honor him and his memory. World boogie is coming is also a rallying cry. And the cry is this: It's time to boogie!"


    This record represents two years of our collective lives," he continues. "Luther, myself and our crew touring the world and doing what we do best: Bringing our music straight to the people. World Boogie Is Coming documents that journey and narrative. The story tells itself. We set out to make a definitive and decisive record. It turned into the experience of a lifetime; our magnum opus. It is cinematic by design and infectious by nature, so sit back, relax and enjoy. Let's get large and have a good time."


    - Glide Magazine

    1. Cuttin' Shorty
    2. Rollin 'n Tumblin
    3. Boogie
    4. Get the Snakes Out of the Woods
    5. Snake Drive
    6. That Dog After That Rabbit
    7. Meet Me In The City
    8. Turn Up Satan
    9. Shimmy
    10. My Babe
    11. Granny Does Your Dog Bite
    12. World Boogie
    13. Goin' to Brownsville
    14. JR
    15. I'm Leaving
    16. Jumper on the Line
    North Mississippi Allstars
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    I'm Glad I'm Not Me

    Critically acclaimed indie rockers Born Cages will release their debut studio album, I'm Glad I'm Not Me, via Washington Square/Razor & Tie.


    I'm Glad I'm Not Me was recorded at Mission Sound (Metric, Arctic Monkeys, Matt & Kim) in Brooklyn, NY and was produced by Jon Kaplan (Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon) and co-produced by Born Cages' lead singer Vlad Holiday. On the album, Holiday, bassist/keyboardist Matt Maroulakos and drummer Dave Tantao conjure festival-ready, truly modernist modern rock that is every bit as grand as its song titles would predict: "Bigger Than Me." "I Just Want The Truth, Baby." "Don't Look Back." "Finding Beauty in a Broken World."


    I'm Glad I'm Not Me touches on rock, electronic, dance, alternative and everything in between, reaching listeners thought to be quarantined from each other. It's a record celebrating togetherness in fractious times, music that finds commonalities rather than chasms. Throughout, Born Cages play with an urgency that posits their music as something essential. I'm Glad I'm Not Me embraces its punchy hooks, economic arranging and distinct kind of New York City disillusionment; it's the despondency of being told your mere existence in the city is a sign of having "made it" and still feeling alone amongst the millions.


    The album is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 EP release, The Sidelines EP. Vice Noisey describes the band's music as a "blend of 80s-influenced synth/guitar work and modern pop-rock sounds," and Blackbook raved, "More than a decade after the riff-heavy heyday of The Strokes, The Vines, The White Stripes, The Hives, and many other bands that put the word "the" before a plural noun, we may be ready for another bout of ripping revivalism Born Cages, certainly makes that argument." The Born Cages Daytrotter Session made the Top 50 of 2014 list.


    Lead singer and guitarist Vlad Holiday formed Born Cages in 2011 and the group dove head-first into New York City's eclectic indie rock movement. He is joined by Matt Maroulakos on bass/keyboards and Dave Tantao on drums. The band has shared bills with a bevy of acts such as Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Gold Fields, Royal Teeth, Said The Whale, Donald Cumming (of The Virgins), Public Access TV, JD Samson (of Le Tigre) and Har Mar Superstar. They were even handpicked by Guns N' Roses to be the sole support band on two sold out GN'R club shows.

    1. Rolling Down The Hill
    2. Bigger Than Me
    3. Don't Look Back
    4. Moving On
    5. I Just Want The Truth, Baby
    6. Give Me A Smile
    7. Caiti
    8. Metaphor
    9. Dirty Money
    10. Volcano
    11. Green
    12. Finding Beauty In A Broken World
    Born Cages
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    Strauss - Ein Heldenleben (On Sale)

    Cut from the Original Analog EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!


    Sir Thomas Beecham as a conductor was largely self-taught. Born into a rich industrial family, he was able to access funds to nurture his musical talent and later found and sustained orchestras, like the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic, featured here in this famous recording of Strauss' last and largest tone poem Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life).


    His flamboyant style and acerbic wit often created enemies amongst his peers (Boult found him repulsive and Barbirolli mistrusted him) and admirers amongst contemporary composers, such as Strauss, Stravinsky and Sibelius, who sent telegrams for Beecham's 70th birthday celebrations only for Beecham to quip Nothing from Mozart?


    As producer Victor Olof writes on the sleeve: This recording is virtually the last major orchestral work that Sir Thomas Beecham taped. I do not remember his making fun at all during these sessions, as he was apt to do on most occasions. Maybe he considered this as his lasting memorial to an old friend, little realizing that it would also be his own memorial.


    Recorded on April 17 & 22, 1958 at the Kingsway Hall, London; produced by the legendary Victor Olof and Peter Andry; and engineered by Robert Gooch. Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analog master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analog pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional 'advance' playback head, making the cut a totally analog process.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Der Held (The Hero)
    2. Des Helden Widersacher (His Adversaries)
    3. Des Helden Gefahrtin (His Companion)
    4. Des Helden Walstatt (His Battlefield)
    5. Des Helden Walstatt (His Battlefield - conclusion)
    6. Des Helden Friedenswerke (His Peaceful Labours)
    7. Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung (His Retirement and Life's Fulfilment)
    8. Entsagung (Renunciation)
    Sir Thomas Beecham
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    No Direction Home (200 Gram) (On Sale)

    The seventh volume of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series doubles as the soundtrack to No Direction Home, Martin Scorseses's feature-length documentary covering Dylan's career from its beginnings to 1966 (it was aired in two parts on PBS in September 2005 and released in expanded form on DVD that same month). Unlike the previous three installments of The Bootleg Series, which focused exclusively on live concerts, No Direction Home is assembled from a variety of sources, including home recordings, publishing demos, alternate studio takes, and live recordings, with the first disc devoted to early acoustic recordings and the second to electric music. In fact, No Direction Home proceeds chronologically, filling in gaps between the proper albums or, more often, providing a parallel history of the most productive era of Dylan's career. All of this material -- with the exception of Song to Woody, taken from his debut, and a cataclysmic version of Like a Rolling Stone taken from the Royal Albert Hall show that was released as Bob Dylan Live '66 -- is previously unreleased, and much of it has not been widely bootlegged (and the cuts that have been bootlegged, such as Dink's Song, have never been heard in such crystal-clear fidelity). Where the inaugural edition of The Bootleg Series had many previously unreleased Dylan originals, there is only one here, the tentative opener, When I Got Troubles, a sweet, simple 1959 song that finds Dylanin his formative stage. In place of unheard songs are a slew of alternate versions of familiar tunes. On the first two LP's, these are largely live versions of such warhorses as Blowin' in the Wind, Masters of War, and A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, recorded when the songs were still fresh. These live performances have an immediacy and intimacy that not only illustrate what a powerful folksinger Dylan was, but also suggest how the songs might have sounded when they were new tunes. Toward the end of the second LP, alternate versions that are significantly different from the final versions begin to surface with an early take on Mr. Tambourine Man recorded at the Another Side of Bob Dylan sessions with Ramblin' Jack Elliott on second guitar and backing vocals. The third and fourth LP's contain several alternates that are similarly notably different, highlighted by a lively, careening It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry with a different final verse, a Desolation Row with electric guitar, Highway 61 Revisited without the siren whistle, a slower, heavier, blusier take on Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat, a relaxed version of Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again that lacks the carnivalesque swirl of sound from the Blonde on Blonde version, and a lean, insistent Visions of Johanna.

    Everything here is uniformly excellent and worth hearing well more than once. That alone, of course, would make this yet another worthwhile addition to any serious Dylan collection, but what makes No Direction Home noteworthy as an album is that it is the first Dylan record to offer an aural biography of Dylan. This does a superb job of tracing the development of Dylan as a musician, taking him from a young folkie singing standards, through the rush of his early standards, and to the visionary music he made once he went electric. Put in this context, the electric music on the third and fourth LP's sounds as bracing and brilliant and surprising as it did in the '60s, while the acoustic folk on LP's one and two sounds vibrant, pure, and alive. After all these years, that's a hard accomplishment to pull off, and to the credit of everybody involved in this terrific release, they've been able to make even the most familiar Dylan tunes feel new again.


    As usual, this deluxe edition comes from the original mix down masters and was transferred by Bernie Grundman to lacquer on on Classic's all tube analog cutting system. This deluxe 4-LP set includes two alternate cover art gatefold jackets (Blonde on Blonde and Bringing it all Back Home), a 60+ page 12 x12 booklet all housed in an a special outer box.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. When I Got Troubles (1959)
    2. Rambler, Gambler (Home Recording)
    3. This Land is Your Land (Live)
    4. Song to Woody
    5. Dink's Song (Home recording)
    6. I Was Young When I Left Home (Home recording)
    7. Sally Gal (Alternate Take)
    8. Dont' Think Twice, It's Alright (Demo)
    9. Man of Constant Sorrow
    LP 2
    1. Blowin' In The Wind (Live)
    2. Masters of War (Live)
    3. Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall (Live)
    4. When the Ship Comes In (Live)
    5. Mr. Tambourine Man (Alternate Take)
    6. Chimes of Freedom (Live)
    7. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue (Alternate Take)
    LP 3
    1. She Belongs To Me (Alternate Take)
    2. Maggie's Farm (Live)
    3. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (Alternate Take)
    4. Tombstone Blues (Alternate Take)
    5. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues (Alternate Take)
    6. Desolation Row (Alternate Take)
    7. Highway 61 Revisited (Alternate Take)
    LP 4
    1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Alternate Take)
    2. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Alternate Take)
    3. Visions of Johanna (Alternate Take)
    4. Ballad of a Thin Man (Live)
    5. Like A Rolling Stone (Live)
    Bob Dylan
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    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

    Goldie
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  • Kansas City Suite: The Music Of Benny Carter (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale) Kansas City Suite: The Music Of Benny Carter (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Kansas City Suite: The Music Of Benny Carter (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale)

    A session from 1960 with Basie and his Orchestra on absolute top form. It's hardly surprising when you see the line up of star players and also the fact that every single selection was written by Benny Carter.



    The Kansas City that Count Basie found himself in had become the hard core of vital new jazz. It was a place where the musicians who expressed this new jazz could, from night through morning, and on again the next night, sit in on numerous jam sessions.It was a place where musicians like Walter Page, Benny Moten, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Andy Kirk, Coleman Hawkins and many more, could be found working, experimenting and living their music. This was Count Basie's Kansas City, and this is the Kansas City that Benny Carter has dedicated this music to. He has written an original modern jazz suite that is flavored with the elements of Kansas City stomp jazz, and tailored for the big brash sound of the Basie band of today. To Benny Carter, the different streets and places in Kansas City, where so many of these jazz greats lived and worked, and where so much of jazz history was written, evokes a mood, a rememberance of things past. He has, for this reason, titled the selections of this suite after these very same streets and places. The Kansas City of the '20s and 30s is now a legend, and the music that saw it's beginnings there has since developed and moved into the mainstream of today's jazz. It has reached its full maturity and greatness in the music of Benny Carter, and through the dynamic force of the great Basie band!




    Musicians:



    • Sonny Cohn (trumpet)

    • Thad Jones (trumpet)

    • Henry Coker (trombone)

    • Benny Powell (trombone)

    • Marshall Royal (alto saxophone,clarinet)

    • Billy Mitcheel (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

    • Charles Fowlkes (bassoon, bass clarinet, flute)

    • Count Basie (piano)

    • Freddie Green (guitar)

    • Eddie Jones (bass)

    • Sonny Payne (drums)




    Recording: September 1960 at United Recorders, Los Angeles, by Wally Heider

    Production: Teddy Reig



    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.



    1. Vine Street Rumble
    2. Katy-Do
    3. Miss Missouri
    4. Jackson County Jubilee
    5. Sunset Glow
    6. The Wiggle Walk
    7. Meetin' Time
    8. Paseo Promenade
    9. Blue Five Jive
    10. Rompin' At The Reno
    Count Basie And His Orchestra
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  • London Zoo London Zoo Quick View

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    London Zoo

    In Gibson's Neuromancer, when Case and Molly meet the two surviving founders of Zion, there is talk of hearing a mighty dub in the Babel of tongues signaling the final days. If indeed we're living in these end times, as many predict, then there can be no more of an appropriate soundtrack for the coming apocalypse than The Bug's London Zoo.


    The Bug is the main project for Kevin Martin, a producer who has headed a diverse range of projects. He is part of Techno Animal, Ice, and God (all with Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu), King Midas Sound, Razor X Productions (with The Rootsman), Pressure, and Ladybug; runs his Pathological Records label; and has collaborated with noise jazz outfit 16-17, Pete Sonic Boom Kemper's E.A.R. project, John Zorn, Kevin Shields, El-P, and the Antipop Consortium. He has recorded for Rephlex, Position Chrome/Mille Plateaux, Word Sound, Hyperdub, City Slang, Tigerbeat 6, Grand Royal, and now Ninja Tune. He has been personally asked to remix Thom Yorke, Grace Jones, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Primal Scream, and compiled jazz and dub compilations for Virgin Records. London Zoo is the fruition of all these activities.


    The album was born of three key moments: an introduction to the thriving dubstep scene (of which The Bug is very much a pioneer from before it carried a name) and its key producers (via Kode 9 and Loefah) where Martin realized there were others on the same sonic trajectory as himself; an introduction to Warrior Queen via his work with Wayne Lonesome on the Razor X Productions project; and a Mary Anne Hobbs Breezeblock session which introduced him to Flowdan (Roll Deep) and Ricky Ranking. All three of these figure heavily in the end result and live presentation.


    The obvious entry point to the album is the dubstep tag, particularly after the success of the three lead-up singles, but London Zoo clearly reaches past, brings together, and celebrates reference points from dancehall, grime, hip-hop, and noise-- it could have only come out of London sound-system culture, while its appeal spans cities and scenes.


    From the opening strains of Angry (featuring reggae legend Tippa Irie) it's clear that the world has been served notice from the heart of the UK capital. The message is further strengthened as Ranking (best known for his work with Roots Manuva), Flowdan, Warrior Queen, Spaceape, Roger Robinson, Killa P, and Aya step up to lay waste to the boombastic rhythms put before them, eventually culminating in Judgement where Ranking leaves us with a prophecy: So much people are losing their minds, because we're living in a serious time. I guess it come in like a judgment sign, the people have killing on their mind. Living in end times, indeed. Best start building the Marcus Garvey tug now.

    Angry ft Tippa Irie
    Murder We ft Ricky Ranking
    Skeng ft Killa P & Flowdan
    Too Much Pain ft Ricky Ranking & Aya
    Insane ft Warrior Queen
    Jah War ft Flowdan
    Fuckaz ft Spaceape
    You & Me ft Roger Robinson
    Freak Freak
    Warning ft Flowdan
    Poison Dart ft Warrior Queen
    Judgement Ricky Ranking
    The Bug
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