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  • Dying To Say This To You Dying To Say This To You Quick View

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    Dying To Say This To You

    Dying to Say This to You is the second studio album by Swedish new wave group The Sounds. Originally released in 2006, the album blends Swedish-influenced new wave music with a sassy and spunky delivery by vocalist Maja Ivarsson.


    The album was recorded at Studio 880 in Oakland, California, and produced by Jeff Saltzman (producer of The Killers' Hot Fuss). Music from the album was featured in the television show CSI: Miami, the MTV reality show The Hills and the TV spot for Geico in the United States. In support of the album The Sounds played over 200 shows in 2006, over half of which were in the United States. Upon its release, Dying to Say This to You was well received by music critics.


    The cover depicts The Misshapes' DJ Leigh Lezark on the left and her friend Alexis Page on the right.

    1. Song With A Mission
    2. Queen Of Apology
    3. Tony The Beat
    4. 24 Hours
    5. Painted By Numbers
    6. Night After Night
    7. Ego
    8. Hurt You
    9. Much Too Long
    10. Running Out Of Turbo
    The Sounds
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    100% Fun

    Released in 1995, 100% Fun is the fifth album by Alternative Rock musician Matthew Sweet. Matthew Sweet's guitar-dominated, hook-laden power Pop runs through its 12 songs at a swift pace.


    Behind Sweet's bright hooks lies something darker, the self-loathing of Sick Of Myself and the mental manipulation of We're The Same aren't evident from the sound of the record, which obliterates any hidden meanings with its chiming guitars and driving rhythms.


    Sick of Myself was a big hit in 1995, placed in the Mainstream Rock Chart, Modern Rock Tracks, and The Billboard Top 100.

    1. Sick Of Myself
    2. Not When I Need It
    3. We're The Same
    4. Giving It Back
    5. Everything Changes
    6. Lost My Mind
    7. Come To Love
    8. Walk Out
    9. I Almost Forgot
    10. Super Baby
    11. Get Older
    12. Smog Moon
    Matthew Sweet
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  • Merlot Sounds EP Merlot Sounds EP Quick View

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    Merlot Sounds EP

    LuckyMe are proud to present 'Merlot Sounds' by Obey City. In the last 18 months since Brooklyn producer and writer Sam Obey - AKA Obey City released his superlative debut EP 'Champagne Sounds' he hasn't stopped working. From extensive touring in Europe, the US and Japan (releasing Shochu Sounds EP as a Japan exclusive which toppedtheir native Electronic chart on it's first week) to his true home in studios in LA & NYC. A gifted natural musician Sam has honed his craft at the centre of a new generation of New York singers and rappers writers with tracks for LuckyMe and his own Brooklyn based Astronautico label and numerous cowrites and remixes for the likes of Jensen Sportag, Kelela, Inc and Cornelius. On this new EP he showcases a series of upcoming andexciting vocalists (himself included) from across the spectrum of his taste - from new rap and soul - Kelela, 1OAK, Eric Arc Elliot (Flatbush Zombies) and newcomer Anthony Flammia who provides the beautiful centerpiece here on "Waterbed". These collaborations truly showcase Obey as a songwriter and multiinstrumentalist - inspired equally by classic Soulquarians, Quincy Jones, Joe Zawinul & Neptunes. Producers that create whole worlds for their collaborators to work within. An ep of true songs - Merlot does not ignore it's position on our label known for progressive electronic club music; but Sam Obey is an artist that has more to say this time around.
    1. With Grace We Go
    2. Waterbed ft. Anthony Flammia
    3. The Motion Blurs
    4. Chante ft. 10AK and Eric Arc Elliot
    5. Cloud Lust
    6. Airt ft. Kelela
    Obey City
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    Weekend

    Weekend is the fifth studio album by Swedish band The Sounds. The band has been compared to new wave groups such as Blondie, and Missing Persons. The first single of the album is titled "Shake Shake Shake.
    1. Shake Shake Shake
    2. Take It the Wrong Way
    3. Hurt the Ones That I Love
    4. Weekend
    5. Great Day
    6. Outlaw
    7. Too Young To Die
    8. Panic
    9. Animal
    10. Emperor
    11. Young and Wild
    The Sounds
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  • Feel The Sound Feel The Sound Quick View

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    Feel The Sound

    The fifth album by Imperial Teen, Feel the Sound, succeeds completely at its goal, plainly stated in the collections title. From the exhilarating, propulsive Runaway, which features the entire band on lead vocals, to the expansive final statement of Overtaken, Roddy Bottum, Lynn Perko Truell, Will Schwartz, and Jone Stebbins feel the sound themselves and, in turn, make the listener feel it in ways immediate, pleasurable, and haunting.


    ELO-like symphonic pop has become a touchstone for everyone from Justice to Cut Copy in recent years, but Feel the Sound makes it manifest through live instrumentation that possesses a Krautrock level of intuitive synchronicity and a desert island jukeboxs sense of fun.


    So many bands lose momentum and focus over time, but a little past its sweet sixteenth year of existence, Imperial Teen somehow grows both younger and wiser, connecting four characters through creative friendship and deep trust, and forging a communal power that continues to grow stronger. Limited to only 1000 vinyl copies!

    1. Runaway
    2. No Matter What You Say
    3. Last to Know
    4. Over His Head
    5. Hanging About
    6. All the Same
    7. Dont Know How You Do It
    8. Out From Inside
    9. The Hibernates
    10. Its You
    11. Overtaken
    Imperial Teen
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  • The Sound Of Speed The Sound Of Speed Quick View

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    The Sound Of Speed

    An orchestral tribute to wheels, wings, and whirly-birds, Bob Thompson's 1960 concept LP rhapsodizes about the technology of human transport, from Vespa scooters to Le Mans racers, from tricycles to rocket ships. Each vehicular vignette is book-ended by authentic sound effects, with vivid stereo motion. The Sound of Speed is an overlooked gem from a bygone era of orchestral elegance. It has been mastered in wide-angle stereo and pressed on 180g vinyl in the year composer/arranger Bob Thompson turns 85.
    1. Super Chief
    2. Midnight Sailing (Ocean Liner)
    3. La Vespa (Motor Scooter)
    4. Sub-Manhattan Blues (Subway)
    5. Three-Wheeler Waltz (Tricycle)
    6. Count Down
    7. Star Fire
    8. Surrey Serenade (Horse & Buggy)
    9. Le mans (Sports Car)
    10. Streetcar Named Irving (Streetcar)
    11. Sea-Spray (Speed Boat)
    12. Early-Bird Whirley-Bird (Helicopter)
    Bob Thompson
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  • The Sound Of Sonny The Sound Of Sonny Quick View

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    The Sound Of Sonny

    The Sound Of Sonny marks a new phase in Sonny Rollins' career. At the time of the album's recording in 1957, the tenor saxophone legend was reaching
    the height of his powers, having been proclaimed Down-Beat Magazine Critics' Poll New Star of the tenor saxophone that very same year. Joined by a
    variety of accompaniment (Sonny liked to shake it up!), including pianist Sonny Clark, drummer Roy Haynes and bassists Percy Heath and Paul
    Chambers, Rollins attains a level of freedom in his soloing and rhythmic interplay that only serves to underscore his melodic brilliance. A landmark
    recording in the development of one of Jazz's true giants of the tenor saxophone, The Sound Of Sonny is a canonical smooth bop LP and an underrated
    gem in Sonny Rollins' brilliant catalog.
    1. The Last Time I Saw Paris
    2. Just In Time
    3. Toot, Toot, Tootsie
    4. What Is There To Say
    5. Dearly Beloved
    6. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
    7. Cutie
    8. It Could Happen To You
    9. Mangoes
    Sonny Rollins
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  • The Sound Of Everything The Sound Of Everything Quick View

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    The Sound Of Everything

    Born out of late-night graveyard experimentation, Seattle's Thousands is comprised of guitarists/vocalists Kristian Garrard and Luke Bergman. The Sound of Everything, the duo's stark and original spin on modern folk music is one of the most gentle and serene recordings you're likely to ever hear. The band's debut album is solely voices, guitars, and an array of environmental sounds such as birds, leaves, wind, intentionally recorded along with the songs and untouched.


    Each recorded live in one take, the songs on the album provide a musical snapshot of a moment in time, a picture postcard of the world as it was where and when Garrard and Bergman recorded each of these 11 songs. The two drove tirelessly across the Pacific Northwest searching for recording locations, settling on an abandoned silo, a barn and a riverbank as the perfect natural studios. Originally brought to the attention of Bella Union by Fleet Foxes' Sky Skjelset, Thousands have managed to fit the sound of everything cozily in between two headphones.


    1. MTSES III

    2. Big Black Road
    3. Red Seagulls
    4. At The Edges
    5. Everything Turned Upside Down
    6. The Sound Of Everything
    7. Sun Cuz
    8. To Save The Truth
    9. Love Wont Come
    10. Must Be Born Again
    11. We Dont Tell

    12. On And On

    Thousands
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  • The Sound Of Jazz The Sound Of Jazz Quick View

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    The Sound Of Jazz

    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound, From The Original 3-Track Tape


    200-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    First Time Gatefold Old Style Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing With Gorgeous Photos


    Featuring Wild Man Blues Dickie's Dream And More


    This 200-gram Analogue Productions LP reissue is a magnificent-sounding recording of a historic TV event. For a rare and glorious one-hour nationwide broadcast, CBS brought together 32 towering heavyweight jazz musicians of the swing era for the jam session to end all jam sessions.


    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.


    The Sound of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians - a Who's Who of the swing era - including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots (see the song list below), but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.


    Columbia Records released this LP in 1958 that is actually a rehearsal that preceded the telecast (recorded on December 4 at Columbia's 30th Street studios), and is not its soundtrack. The LP was released in 1958 as Columbia CL 1098, with liner notes by Eric Larrabee, and the cover photo is by Tom Yee. The recording doesn't include all of the performers on the TV show (Mulligan refused to participate because no additional payment was involved) and includes several who were not on the show. Bassist Walter Page rehearsed, and is featured on the LP, but collapsed on the way to the studio for the telecast.


    For this Analogue Productions reissue we started with the original tape and the best mastering available - Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound did a steller job, and naturally, plating at Quality Record Pressings was handled by master plating technician Gary Salstrom. Our 200-gram QRP platters serve up an utterly noiseless background that lets the superior sonics shine through.


    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.


    During the performance of Fine and Mellow, Webster played the first solo. Then, Hentoff remembered: Lester got up, and he played the purest blues I have ever heard, and [he and Holiday] were looking at each other, their eyes were sort of interlocked, and she was sort of nodding and half-smiling. It was as if they were both remembering what had been - whatever that was. And in the control room we were all crying. When the show was over, they went their separate ways.


    Within two years, both Young and Holiday had died.

    1. Wild Man Blues - L. Armstrong, F.J. Morton
    2. Rosetta - W.H. Hoode, E. Hines
    3. Fine and Mellow - B. Holiday
    4. Blues - Giuffre, Russell
    5. I Left My Baby - Rushing, Basie, A. Gibson
    6. The Train And The River - Giuffre
    7. Nervous - Waldron
    8. Dickie's Dream - Basie, L. Young
    Various Artists
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  • Scream Above The Sounds (Pre-Order) Scream Above The Sounds (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Scream Above The Sounds (Pre-Order)

    Twenty years after their debut 'Word Gets Around' and six #1 albums later, Stereophonics are set to release their new album 'Scream Above The Sounds' on Parlophone Records.


    Their 10th studio album, 'Scream Above The Sounds' follows 'Keep The Village Alive' which went straight to #1 when it was released in 2015 - their sixth chart-topper after 'Performance and Cocktails' (1999), 'Just Enough Education To Perform' (2001) 'You Gotta Go There To Come Back' (2003), 'Language. Sex. Violence. Other?' (2005) and 'Pull The Pin' (2007).


    Stereophonics consists of founding members Kelly Jones (vocals/guitar) and Richard Jones (bass) along with Adam Zindani (guitar) and Jamie Morrison (drums). Long-term keyboardist Tony Kirkham joins the band for live shows.


    Kelly said of the songwriting process that he began to write "big, anthemic songs that are rallying against those anxious feelings that have flooded through cities. Every song offers a sense of release," he says. "Even when there's nostalgia, fear or anxiety, they're still all offering hope and room to manoeuvre."


    The first single 'All In One Night' represents the band's affection for the melancholy. Set to a consistent mid-paced rhythm which evokes a nocturnal motorway drive, it finds the narrator's life taking a dramatic turn as night brightens to day. Influenced by the Sebastian Schipper film 'Victoria', it's a song that had an unusual genesis - Kelly started it when the band had an unscheduled day's stay in China before he finished it back home in London. Even the atmospheric call of the chorus was fortuitous, being an adaptation of a vocal exercise he was using.


    'Scream Above The Sounds' was primarily recorded in the band's HQ in west London with a further session at RAK Studios. Created with the help of regular collaborator Jim Lowe, it's an album in which creative sonic touches add to the band's emphasis on songwriting and melody.

    1. Caught By The Wind
    2. Taking A Tumble
    3. What's All The Fuss About?
    4. Geronimo
    5. All In One Night
    6. Chances Are
    7. Before Anyone Knew Our Name
    8. Would You Believe?
    9. Cryin' In Your Beer
    10. Boy On A Bike
    11. Elevators
    Stereophonics
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  • The Sound Of Paul Horn The Sound Of Paul Horn Quick View

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    The Sound Of Paul Horn

    1. Benny's Buns
    2. Without A Song
    3. Yazz Per Favore
    4. Mirage For Miles
    5. Short Politician
    6. My Funny Valentine
    7. Blue On Blue
    8. Moer Or Less
    Paul Horn
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  • The Sound Of Arvo Part The Sound Of Arvo Part Quick View

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    The Sound Of Arvo Part

    Arvo PÄrt creates music of deceptive simplicity, and listening to his work can be a transformative experience. Imagine taking your ears on a retreat, and you're some way to understanding why his work is so popular. The Estonian composer underwent his own transformation in the 1970s, having explored dense avant-garde music in the early part of his career. He put himself through an eight-year creative exile, and emerged with a new, purer voice. The Arvo PÄrt that many people are devoted to today (including R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Björk) creates music that cleanses. A sonic detox.
    1. Spiegel im Spiegel (violin & piano)
    2. Fratres (violin & piano)
    3. Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten (string orchestra & bell)
    4. Tabula Rasa (for 2 violins, string orchestra & prepared piano)
    5. Ludus (with movement)
    6. Silentium (without movement)
    Various Artists
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  • Introducing The 3 Sounds Introducing The 3 Sounds Quick View

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    Introducing The 3 Sounds

    What's remarkable about Introducing The 3 Sounds is how the trio's lightly swinging sound arrived fully intact. From the basis of this album, it sounds as if pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andrew Simpkins and drummer William Dowdy have been playing together for years. There's empathetic, nearly intuitive interplay between the three musicians and Harris' deft style already sounds mature and entirely distinctive.


    Bill Dowdy, drums
    Gene Harris, piano, celeste
    Andrew Simpkins, bass

    1. Tenderly
    2. Willow Weep for Me
    3. Both Sides
    4. It's Nice
    5. O Sole Mio
    6. Blue Bells
    7. Goin' Home
    8. Woody 'N You
    The 3 Sounds
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  • The Indestructible Sounds Of The Indestructible Sounds Of Quick View

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    The Indestructible Sounds Of

    This raw rhythm''n''beat garage-rock''n''roll combo, headed up by the ubiquitous veteran rocker, Sir Bald Diddley (aka Hipbone Slim), delivers super rough, tough and wild mid-'60's inspired sounds that are just about as frantic as a pack of dogs in a lamp post factory. It's British beat at its best, loaded with grab-your-throat guitar riffs, snarling vocals, wailing harp and much maraca shaking -- proper raw-as-you-like freakbeat, inspired by the likes of the Pretty Things, Kinks, Downliners Sect, Them, Birds, Stones, Yardbirds, Jimmy Reed, Sonics ...
    1. Houdini
    2. I Want You To Love Me
    3. It's A Jungle Out There
    4. Mover And A Shaker
    5. Batgirl, I Love You
    6. If I Had My Way
    7. Give In To Temptation
    8. Pounding
    9. Volatile
    10. Out Of Reach
    11. Out Of Here
    12. Habenero
    The Kneejerk Reactions
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  • The Strength/The Sound/The Songs The Strength/The Sound/The Songs Quick View

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    The Strength/The Sound/The Songs

    Germany: Rock Hard review 10 out of 10! Soundcheck: # 6 and 10x dynamite, Metal Hammer 6/7

    UK: 9/10 in Rocksound

    Denmark: Danish Metal Awards: award for Best debut album and #20 in Album Charts

    France: Rock Hard: 9 out of 10, album of the Month

    Holland: Aardschok: 10x Dynamite in Soundcheck

    Belgium: Mindview Magazine's cd of the Month, first in Mindview's Soundcheck

    Spain: Rock Hard: 9 out of 10


    VOLBEATs style is said to be a combination of Metallic Rocknroll with a touch of the sixties melodic tunes. Their sound has been described as Hetfield meets Elvis-metal meets Life of agony.

    Caroline Leaving
    Another Day, Another Way
    Something Else Or...
    Rebel Monster
    Pool Of Booze, Booze, Booza
    Always, Wu
    Say Your Number
    Soulweeper
    Fire Song
    Danny & Lucy (11 Pm)
    Caroline #1
    Alienized
    I Only Wanna Be With You
    Everything's Still Fine
    Healing Subconsciously
    Volbeat
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  • The Sound Of Perseverance (Awaiting Repress) The Sound Of Perseverance (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Sound Of Perseverance (Awaiting Repress)

    DEATH, the heavy metal institution founded, realized, and helmed by legendary guitarist Chuck Schuldiner, released its final studio album The Sound of Perseverance ('98) to massive worldwide critical acclaim. The Sound of Perseverance is the masterstroke of one of metal's true pioneers and innovators, and indeed worthy of the worship, adoration, and accolades that announced its original release ('98).


    Now remastered, repackaged and featuring over an hour of newly unearthed and previously unreleased material (extra tracks and early demos), this is the definitive edition of this timeless classic.

    LP 1
    1. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow
    2. Bite The Pain
    3. Spirit Crusher
    4. Story To Tell
    5. Flesh And The Power It Holds
    6. Voice Of The Soul
    7. To Forgive Is To Suffer
    8. A Moment Of Clarity
    9. Painkiller


    LP 2
    1. Spirit Crusher - 1998 Demos (No Bass)
    2. Flesh And The Power It Holds - 1998 Demos (No Bass)
    3. Voice Of The Soul - 1998 Demos (No Bass)
    4. Bite The Pain - 1998 Demos
    5. A Moment Of Clarity - 1998 Demos
    6. Story To Tell - 1998 Demos
    7. Scavenger Of Human Sorrow - 1998 Demos
    8. Bite The Pain - 1997 Demos
    9. Story To Tell - 1997 Demos
    10. A Moment Of Clarity - 1997 Demos

    Death
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  • Watching Movies With The Sound Off Watching Movies With The Sound Off Quick View

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    Watching Movies With The Sound Off

    Pressed On Red / White Splatter Colored Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Jacket


    Limited vinyl edition of Mac Miller's 2013 album Watching Movies with the Sound Off. Features guest appearances from Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Jay Electronica and Tyler, The Creator. 2-LP set on standard weight red / white splatter vinyl in a gatefold jacket.

    1. The Star Room
    2. Avian
    3. I'm Not Real (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
    4. S.D.S.
    5. Bird Call
    6. Matches (feat. AbSoul)
    7. I Am Who Am (Killin' Time) [feat. Niki Randa]
    8. Objects in the Mirror

    9. Red Dot Music (feat. Action Bronson)
    10. Gees (feat. Schoolboy Q)

    11. Watching Movies

    12. Suplexes Inside of Complexes and Duplexes
    13. Remember

    14. Someone Like You

    15. Aquarium

    16. Youforia

    17. Goosebumpz (Bonus Track)
    18. O.K. (feat. Tyler, The Creator [Bonus Track]
    19. Claymation (feat. Vinny Radio) [Bonus Track]
    Mac Miller
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  • The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure)

    The Sound Of Jazz is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, and was one of the first major programmes featuring jazz to air on American network television.
    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.
    The Sound Of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry 'Red' Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.
    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.




    Musicians:



    • Red Allen Stars

    • Billie Holiday & Band

    • Count Basie All Stars

    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    • Mal Waldron

    • Pee Wee Russell




    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. Wild Man Blues - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars

    2. Rosetta -  Henry Allen And His Orchestra

    3. Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday with Mal Waldron & The All Stars

    4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre;Pee Wee Russell

    5. I Left My Baby - Count Basie with All-Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing

    6. The Train And The River -  The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    7. Nervous - Mal Waldron

    8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie with All-Stars

    9. Wild Man Blues (Alternate Take) - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
    Various Artists
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    The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Speakers Corner)

    Wilson Pickett's best years were those when he recorded for Atlantic Records, and he remained convinced of this even after changing to other labels in his later career. Atlantic boss Jerry Wexler took the promising young Gospel singer under his wing and launched him on his rapidly developing career as an unruly soul man. Pickett's aggressiveness, which in his mature years occasionally resulted in him having backstage fights with musicians and managers, are expressed here in strong words and are given further bite by his antagonistic band. Although he lashed out to the full in his emotional, crackling vocal attacks, he never lost control and even his strongest outbursts remained highly musical. His unique, breathless sound and his ferocious efforts to express himself succinctly do not make for easy listening on this superb hit record and for white people, who according to Pickett would never understand soul music anyway, could well present a real challenge. Is this such fascinating music that you become dumbstruck? Very possibly, as critic Joachim von Mengershausen writes: »His voice is hard, aggressive and strained; it hardly binds the tones together, chops up the phrases, blurts out the essentials - Pickett has eliminated all the Uncle-Tom warmth in soul and has virtually rocked it away.«

    Musicians:



    • Wilson Pickett (vocal)

    • Spooner Oldham (piano, organ)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • Floyd Newman (bassoon)

    • Gene Miller, Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Jimmy R. Johnson, Chips Moman (guitar)

    • Junior Lowe (bass)

    • Roger Hawkins (drums)





    Recording: 1967 at Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals (Alabama, USA), by Rick Hall & Tom Dowd

    Production: Jerry Wexler





    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.


    1. Soul Dance Number Three

    2. Funky Broadway
    3. I Need A Lot Of Loving Every Day
    4. I Found A Love, Part 1
    5. I Found A Love, Part 2
    6. You Can't Stand Alone
    7. Mojo Mamma
    8. I Found The One
    9. Something Within Me
    10. I'm Sorry About That
    11. Love Is A Beautiful Thing
    Wilson Pickett
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    The Sound Of Feeling (On Sale)

    Hurdy Gurdy Man
    Hex
    Up Into Silence
    The Time Has Come For Silence
    Along Came Sam
    The Sound Of Silence
    Spleen
    Mixolydian Mode
    Spleen
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    The Sound Of Summer Running (Deluxe)


    180-gram Double LP With Deluxe Packaging!


    Never Before On Vinyl!


    Initial Pressing Includes Limited Time 24 X 36 Fold-Out Poster Cover


    Gatefold Jacket With Original Artwork


    Lacquer Cut At SST (Schallplatten Schneid Technik) In Germany And Pressed By Pallas


    Marc Johnson is joined on the album by Bill Frisell, Pat Metheny and Joey Baron for this recording of soothing, relaxing music.


    This date is a surprisingly mellow and melodic affair, particularly when one considers the personnel (bassist Marc Johnson, both Bill Frisell and Pat Metheny on guitars and drummer Joey Baron). Much of the music is comprised of unclassifiable, folkish melodies filled with lyrical guitar solos. Frisell is quite restrained throughout (adding a country feel to many of the songs) and Metheny is less distinctive than usual, alternating between his electric and acoustic guitars, as well as his 42-string pikasso guitar. The quartet performs seven Johnson originals (most memorable is Union Pacific), two by Frisell and one from Metheny. The overall results are pleasing and relaxed music... All Music Guide


    The Play 33 1/3 LP Series is a 1st LP issue project of masterpiece albums which have never been released on LP. The albums are released by Universal Music Korea and the heavyweight LP vinyl is pressed by Pallas in Germany. Khiov designs the project, reforms the original artworks for LP size and produces the gatefold jackets.

    LP 1
    1. Faith In You
    2. Ghost Town
    3. Summer Running
    4. With My Boots On
    5. Union Pacific


    LP 2
    1. Porch Swing
    2. Dingy-Dong Day
    3. The Adventures of Max and Ben
    4. In A Quiet Place
    5. For A Thousand Years

    Marc Johnson
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    The Nashville Sound

    Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist Jason Isbell and his mighty band, the 400 Unit, have announced the release of their highly anticipated new album, The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records/Thirty Tigers). The Nashville Sound is the follow up to 2015's critically acclaimed Something More Than Free, which won two Grammy Awards (Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song, "24 Frames") and two Americana Music Association Awards (Album of the Year & Song of The Year, "24 Frames"). See Highlights.


    Without exaggeration, Jason Isbell has become one the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. He possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. "There's no better songwriter on the planet at this moment, no one operating with the same depth, eloquence or feeling," says American Songwriter Magazine. Isbell sings of the every day human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty, and the new album is no exception.


    The Nashville Sound features 10 new songs that address a range of real life subject matters that include politics and cultural privilege ("White Man's World"), longing nostalgia ("The Last Of My Kind"), love and mortality ("If We Were Vampires"), the toxic effect of today's pressures ("Anxiety"), the remnants of a break-up ("Chaos and Clothes") and finding hope ("Something To Love"). Songs such as "Cumberland Gap" and "Hope The Highroad" find Isbell and his bandmates going back to their rock roots full force.


    The Nashville Sound was recorded at Nashville's legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced Something More Than Free and Isbell's celebrated 2013 breakthrough album Southeastern. The Nashville Sound is the first official Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit album since 2011's Here We Rest. The 400 Unit features Derry deBorja (keyboards), Chad Gamble (drums), Jimbo Hart (bass), Amanda Shires (fiddle) and Sadler Vaden (guitar).


    Jason Isbell's music speaks to so many who often feel as though his songs were written specifically for them. Isbell's lyrics and sincere delivery cut to the core and make genuine, lasting connections. The Nashville Sound helps to remind us how music continues to unite and connect us all. It is a comforting thought at a time when understanding, compassion, and honesty seem to be an afterthought.

    1. Last Of My Kind
    2. Cumberland Gap
    3. Tupelo
    4. White Man's World
    5. If We Were Vampires
    6. Anxiety
    7. Molotov
    8. Chaos and Clothes
    9. Hope The High Road
    10. Something To Love
    Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
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    The Perlman Sound

    No one could deny that Itzhak Perlman holds a special place in the world of music - and no one could define it more eloquently than his old friend and colleague, the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim: It is quite impossible to imagine today's violin heritage without the absolute musical genius of Perlman. The most obvious manifestation of that genius is the famous Perlman Sound - lustrous, warm and generous, its impact compounded by often astounding virtuosity; and yet Perlman makes it all look so easy. In fact, he communicates a positive joy in his playing.


    Perlman Sound is released as a primer for the deluxe 59-album boxed set Itzhak Perlman: the Complete Warner Recordings, and may be a good option for fans who don't have enough shelf space for this expansive edition. This collection explores his artistry from the finest concerto highlights (Mendelssohn, Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Korngold, Sibelius, The Four Seasons), to virtuoso solo and chamber repertoire (Paganini Caprice No.24, Bach Partita No.3, the MÉditation from Thaïs, Flight of the Bumblebee, Zapateado) and klezmer and jazz selections. The duo partners and conductors are some of the 20th century's biggest classical stars, many of whom count among Perlman's dearest friends and collaborators.

    1. Thais: Meditation
    2. Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
    3. Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
    4. Meditation, Op. 32
    5. Russian Fantasy (arr. Kreisler)
    6. Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: No. 2 Scherzo in C Minor (Arr. Glazunov)
    7. Legende, Op 17
    8. The Old Refrain (arr. Kreisler)
    9. Schon Rosmarin
    Itzhak Perlman
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    The Reiner Sound

    RCA Living Stereo classical LPs - the gold standard for top quality orchestral performance and sound!


    Remastered and cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound


    Lacquers plated by Gary Salstrom and pressed on 200-gram vinyl at Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade: A+. As good as this record has ever sounded. Liquidly beautiful string and wind tone, very deep and powerful bass (although the orchestra occasionally overloads the mics or mic preamps, as it does on the original RCA pressings), sensational dynamics on both the Ravel Rapsodie and the Rachmaninoff Isle of the Dead (with some of the lifelike ease you usually only hear on reel-to-reel tape), and astonishing preservation of inner detail (some of which I haven't heard before this clearly on vinyl or digital). - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    Yet another giant of the Living Stereo series. The Isle Of The Dead is a truly awesome orchestral spectacular with dynamic peaks that will stun most listeners. Also included is the equally stirring version of Rhapsodie Espagnole.

    Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)


    Rapsodie Espagnole
    Pavan for a Dead Princess


    Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)


    Isle of the Dead, Op. 29

    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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