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  • The Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack The Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack Quick View

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    The Shawshank Redemption Soundtrack

    Insert / PVC Protective Sleeve


    Includes Original Songs By The Inkspots And Hank Williams


    Get busy living or get busy dying


    1994 proved to be an amazing good year for movie theaters, as these classic films saw the light of day; Pulp Fiction, Lion King, Forrest Gump, Natural Born Killers and The Shawshank Redemption.


    The Shawshank Redemption tells the story of Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), a banker who is sentenced to life in Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. During his time at the prison, he befriends a fellow inmate, Ellis Boyd Red Redding (Morgan Freeman), and finds himself protected by the guards after the warden begins using him in his money-laundering operation.


    The film received multiple award nominations (including seven Oscar nominations) and highly positive reviews from critics for its acting, story, and realism. It is considered to be one of the greatest films of the 90s. Readers of Empire magazine voted the film as the best film of the 90s, and it placed number 4 on Empire's list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time in 2008. In March 2011, the film was voted by BBC Radio 1 listeners as their favorite film of all time. The Shawshank Redemption is the highest-rated movie on IMDB with an average star count of 9.3, closely followed by The Godfather.


    The Shawshank Redemption score was composed by multiple (Grammy) award winner Thomas Newman. The score was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994, which was Newman's first Oscar nomination.


    A central scene in the film features the soprano Letter Duet (Canzonetta sull'aria) from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, which is included on the soundtrack. Original songs by Hank Williams and The Inkspots are included as well.

    LP 1
    1. May
    2. Shawshank Prison (Stoic Theme)
    3. New Fish
    4. Rock Hammer
    5. An Inch Of His Life
    6. If I Didn't Care - The Inkspots
    7. Brooks Was Here
    8. His Judgement Cometh
    9. Suds On The Roof
    10. Workfield
    11. Shawshank Redemption


    LP 2
    1. Lovesick Blues - Hank Williams
    2. Elmo Blatch
    3. Sisters
    4. Zihuatanejo
    5. The Marriage Of Figaro/ "Duettino - Sull 'Aria" - Deutsch Oper Berlin/Karl Böhm
    6. Lovely Racquel
    7. And That Right Soon
    8. Compass And Guns
    9. So Was Red
    10. End Title

    Thomas Newman
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  • Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band Quick View

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    Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band

    Strut are proud to announce the brand new studio album by one of Ghana's all-time great vocalists, "The Golden Voice Of Africa", Pat Thomas, in conjunction with the Kwashibu Area Band led by multi-instrumentalist Kwame Yeboah (Cat Stevens, Patrice) and saxophonist Ben Abarbanel-Wolff (Ebo Taylor, Poets of Rhythm). Hailing from Kumasi, Thomas had lived with highlife legend King Onyina from a young age before working with Ebo Taylor in two of Ghana's great 1960s highlife big bands, Broadway Dance Band and Stargazers. They would collaborate regularly, Pat contributing vocals to Ebo's solo albums and Ebo arranging horns for Pat's songs. Both would become a mainstay of the '70s and '80s Ghanaian highlife, afrobeat and afro-pop scenes, hitting big with the Ghana Cocoa Board-sponsored Sweet Beans band. Fela Kuti's bandleader, drummer Tony Allen, would record a session with Sweet Beans in Kumasi in 1975 (as yet unreleased). "Highlife was our music," Pat remembers. "People like Ebo and I modernised it, made it more relevant to our day. We took the Kwa music of Kumasi and other local styles and added Western elements." With his distinctive flowing vocal style, sung in Fanti and Ashanti Twi dialect, Pat became established as one of Ghana's biggest musical draws.
    1. Mewo Akoma
    2. Gyae Su
    3. Odoo Be Ba
    4. Me Ho Asem
    5. Oye Asem
    6. Odo Adaada
    7. Brebrebre
    8. Amaehu
    Pat Thomas
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  • King & Queen King & Queen Quick View

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    King & Queen

    Nobody burrowed more deeply into a song than Otis Redding--hands down, the most emotive, soulful singer the '60s ever produced. Redding's impassioned, sweat-soaked delivery kept him straddling both pop and soul charts until his untimely death in 1967. Here is a 180-gram vinyl exact reproduction of King & Queen, a 1967 duet album with Carla Thomas. Everything is taken from the absolute master tapes in knockout stereo. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fabulous!
    1. Knock on Wood
    2. Let Me Be Good To You
    3. Tramp
    4. Tell It Like It Is
    5. When something Is Wrong With My Baby

    6. Lovey Dovey
    7. New Years Resolution

    8. It Takes Two
    9. Are You Lonely For Me Baby
    10. Bring It On Home To Me
    11. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
    Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
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  • King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition) King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition)

    King & Queen is a studio album by American recording artists Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, originally released on March 16, 1967, by Stax Records. It is Thomas' fourth album and Redding's sixth and the final studio album before his death on December 10, 1967. Influenced by Marvin Gaye's duets, the album features ten covers of soul classics and the eleventh finishing song co-written by Redding.


    The album includes crossover hits Tramp and Knock on Wood. Following Redding's death, the single Lovey Dovey was also released. The original album's liner notes were written by Tennessee Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr.

    1. Knock On Wood
    2. Let Me Be Good to You
    3. Tramp
    4. Tell It Like It Is
    5. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    6. Lovey Dovey
    7. New Year's Resolution
    8. It Takes Two
    9. Are You Lonely For Me Baby
    10. Bring It On Home To Me
    11. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
    Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
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  • Christmas In Soulsville Christmas In Soulsville Quick View

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    Christmas In Soulsville

    A collection of soulful holiday tunes. This festive compilation includes yuletide songs from the likes of Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Booker T & The MGs, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and many others.
    1. Merry Christmas, Baby [take 1] - Otis Redding
    2. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas - The Staple Singers
    3. Winter Wonderland [take 2] - Booker T & The MG's
    4. The Mistletoe And Me (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    5. Black Christmas - The Emotions
    6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Albert King
    7. White Christmas - Rance Allen Group
    8. I'll Be Your Santa Baby - Rufus Thomas
    9. Please Come Home For Christmas - Little Johnny Taylor
    10. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions
    11. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Mack Rice
    12. Winter Snow (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    13. It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees
    14. Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Albert King
    15. That Makes Christmas Day - Rufus Thomas
    Various Artists
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  • The Orb Remixes The Orb Remixes Quick View

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    The Orb Remixes

    My initial excitement when The Orb agreed to do a remix for me was almost too much for me to handle, them being the kings of ambient and all Luckily they delivered and I couldn't be happier with the result. Thomas Fehlmann & Dr. Alex Patterson delivered two contrasting takes on their picks from my 'Principe Del Norte' album. One for the pirate ship and one for the spaceship.


    - Prins Thomas, 23rd of Nov. 2016

    1. H (The Orb Heaven Or Hell Remix)
    2. H (The Orb Orbient Mix)
    Prins Thomas
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  • Soul Christmas Soul Christmas Quick View

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    Soul Christmas

    Soul Christmas is just what is says: a collection of songs featuring R&B legends such as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Clarence Carter, William Bell, King Curtis, and Booker T. & the MG's. This is not a compilation of mostly traditional Christmas tunes. Apart from nods to time-honored classics like White Christmas (gloriously reinterpreted by Redding), Booker T.'s perky Jingle Bells, and the R&B favorite What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (featuring sax man King Curtis at his bluesy best, along with a guitar solo by Duane Allman), the songs are all tailor-made originals that fit the style of the respective artists. Thus, Carter's Back Door Santa is a hilariously salacious cut; Tex gives us a preacherlike I'll Make Everyday Christmas (For My Woman); and Thomas is at her most cute and innocent with Gee Whiz, It's Christmas. Redding's version of Merry Christmas Baby (a hit for Johnny Moore's Three Blazers) is an obvious standout, while Bell's Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday is the only bona fide charted single (albeit back in January 1968). --David Nathan
    1. Back Door Santa - By Clarence Carter
    2. The Christmas Song - By King Curtis
    3. White Christmas - By Otis Redding
    4. I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) - By Joe Tex
    5. Silver Bells - By Booker T. & The MG's
    6. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - By Carla Thomas
    7. Merry Christmas Baby - By Otis Redding
    8. Presents For Christmas - By Solomon Burke
    9. Jingle Bells - By Booker T. & The MG's
    10. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - By William Bell
    11. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? - By King Curtis
    Various Artists
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  • Soul Christmas (Pre-Order) Soul Christmas (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Soul Christmas (Pre-Order)

    Considered One Of The Best Rock N Roll Holiday Records Of All Time And Includes A Roster Of Legendary Soul Artists From Atlantic Records' Halcyon Years Of 1960s Soul


    Mastered From The Original Stereo Source With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Service In Memphis


    180g Vinyl Housed In A Single Pocket Tip-On Stoughton Paper-Wrapped UV-Gloss Sleeve


    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Originally released as an Atlantic holiday compilation in 1968 and long out of print on vinyl, Soul Christmas is an 11 track collection of songs featuring Soul legends such as Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Clarence Carter, William Bell, King Curtis, and Booker T & The MGs. Apart from nods to classics like White Christmas done by Otis, Booker T's Jingle Bells, and the R&B favorite What Are You Doing New Year's Eve (featuring Sax man King Curtis along with a guitar solo by Duane Allman), the songs are tailor-made originals that fit the style of the respective artists. Carter's Back Door Santa is a hilariously salacious cut; Tex gives us a preacher-like I'll Make Everyday Christmas; and Thomas is at her most cute and innocent with Gee Whiz, It's Christmas. Redding's version of Merry Christmas Baby is an obvious standout, while Bell's Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday is the only bona fide charted single. The album is ranked #9 on Rolling Stone's 25 Greatest Christmas Albums of All Time list.

    1. Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
    2. The Christmas Song - King Curtis
    3. White Christmas - Otis Redding
    4. I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) - Joe Tex
    5. Silver Bells - Booker T & The MGs
    6. Gee Whiz, It's Christmas - Carla Thomas
    7. Merry Christmas Baby - Otis Redding
    8. Presents For Christmas - Solomon Burke
    9. Jingle Bells - Booker T & The MGs
    10. Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - William Bell
    11. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - King Curtis
    Various Artists
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Queen Queen Quick View

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    Queen

    Queen is the eponymous debut album by British rock band Queen. Released in July 1973. It was recorded at Trident Studios and De Lane Lea Music Centre, London, with production by Roy Thomas Baker (as Roy Baker), John Anthony and Queen. The album was influenced by the progressive rock and hard rock of the day and covers subjects such as folklore (My Fairy King) and religion (Jesus).
    1. Keep Yourself Alive
    2. Doing Alright
    3. Great King Rat
    4. My Fairy King
    5. Liar
    6. The Night Comes Down
    7. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
    8. Son And Daughter
    9. Jesus
    10. Seven Seas Of Rhye...
    Queen
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  • Make The Road By Walking Make The Road By Walking Quick View

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    Make The Road By Walking

    The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, El Michels Affair, Antibalas and the Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of their own projects with the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental soul sound that is as raw as it is lush.
    1. Make the Road by Walking
    2. Tired of Fighting
    3. Home Again!
    4. Montego Sunset
    5. Karina
    6. Traitor
    7. Contender
    8. Birds
    9. Esma
    10. Going the Distance [From Rocky]
    Menahan Street Band
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  • No Time For Dreaming No Time For Dreaming Quick View

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    No Time For Dreaming

    Charles Bradley's voice has evolved from a lifetime of paying dues, having nomadically labored for decades at various day jobs from Maine to Alaska, singing and performing in his spare time, before re-settling in his hometown of Brooklyn and eventually finding a musical home at Dunham/Daptone.



    In his distinctively rough-hewn timbre one hears the unmistakable voice of experience, each note and gruff infection a reflection of his extended, sometimes rocky, personal path. It's only fitting that No Time For Dreaming's producer Thomas Tommy TNT Brenneck (also a member of The Dap-Kings and The Budos Band) would recognize in Bradley a kindred musical spirit, a singer whose performances exude both raw power and poignant beauty.



    Recorded at Dunham Studios, and mixed at Daptone Records' internationally revered House of Soul Studios, No Time For Dreaming is the inspired sound of an awakening.

    1. The World (Is Going up in Flames)
    2. The Telephone Song
    3. Golden Rule
    4. I Believe in Your Love
    5. Trouble in the Land
    6. Lovin' You, Baby
    7. No Time for Dreaming
    8. How Long
    9. In You (I Found a Love)
    10. Why is it so Hard?
    11. Since Our Last Goodbye
    12. Heartaches and Pain
    Charles Bradley
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  • Delivery Man Delivery Man Quick View

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    Delivery Man

    In celebration of their 10-year Anniversary, Lost Highway Records is re-releasing twenty of their most acclaimed albums including Elvis Costello's The Delivery Man on limited edition clear vinyl.


    With 2004's The Delivery Man, Elvis Costello & the Imposters' first release for Lost Highway, one of modern music's most admired and prolific talents delivered a remarkable album that draws on deep American musical roots more than any of his releases since King of America in 1986.


    Recorded in Oxford, MS and produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Counting Crows, Buddy Guy & Cracker) and Elvis Costello, it is a collection that ranges from the ferocious, bass-driven opening track, Button My Lip, which speaks in the voice of a desperate man on the verge of committing a terrible crime, to a tender and timely closing rendition of, The Scarlet Tide, referred to by Costello's co-composer and fellow Oscar Nominee, T Bone Burnett as an anti-fear song.


    Like a lot of great things in music history, The Delivery Man can be said to have started with the late great Johnny Cash. The Delivery Man is actually a character imported from a song I wrote in about 1986 for Johnny Cash, Costello explains. He's based on a real character. I read this story in the paper about a man who confessed to murdering his childhood friend thirty years later, having been in prison for a number of other things. I thought this story was very interesting because he'd carried this burden of guilt of this childhood crime. I wrote a fictional version of that story in a song called 'Hidden Shame,' which John recorded.


    Beyond the Imposters, longtime Attractions Pete Thomas and Steve Nieve, and more recent revelation Faragher, The Delivery Man also features winning turns from two of Costello's own favorite artists, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams.

    1. Button My Lip

    2. Country Darkness
    3. There's A Story In Your Voice
    4. Either Side of the Same Town
    5. Bedlam
    6. The Delivery Man
    7. Monkey To Man
    8. Nothing Clings Like Ivy
    9. The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love
    10. Heart Shaped Bruise
    11. Needle Time
    12. The Judgement
    13. The Scarlet Tide
    Elvis Costello
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  • Pain In My Heart Pain In My Heart Quick View

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    Pain In My Heart

    This album works on so many different levels, that it's essential listening for at least three categories of buyer -- fans of Otis Redding and Stax Records (natch), and more general soul listeners, and also anyone serious about their devotion to the work of the Rolling Stones and any other British invasion bands that covered American soul. Pain In My Heart was practically a road map to Mick Jagger and any number of other would-be white soul shouters in the UK, not just on the title track but also numbers like the hard rocking Hey Hey Baby. For someone only 22 years old at the time of these sessions, and just two years past his first 45 rpm record, Redding exudes astonishing power, energy and boldness, though it's all packaged with greater restraint than his subsequent records did. This was the only LP that Redding recorded during the lifetime of his idol, Sam Cooke, and his version of You Send Me is the least stylized of any of his renditions of Cooke's songs -- later on, after Cooke's death, he would throw more of himself into it. The very fact that he was covering Cooke's soul classic shows an essential difference between Redding's and Cooke's early LPs; as Redding was on a soul label, no one tried to make him into a pop singer as that'd done at RCA with Cooke -- thus, he was running on all cylinders right out of the starting gate, though he wouldn't get really interesting or show his full depth until two albums later. But even covering Rufus Thomas's The Dog, Richard Berry's Louie Louie, Little Richard's Lucille, or Ben E. King's Stand By Me, he's already doing 70% of what we came to expect from Otis Redding in the years ahead -- his writing, apart from Security, These Arms Of Mine and That's What My Heart Needs, was still somewhat less than memorable, but this is still a first-rate debut.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Pain In My Heart
    2. The Dog
    3. Stand By Me
    4. Heh Heh Baby
    5. You Send Me
    6. I Need Your Lovin'
    7. These Arms Of Mine
    8. Louie Louie
    9. Something Is Worrying Me
    10. Security
    11. That's What My Heart Needs
    12. Lucille
    Otis Redding
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  • The Prisoner The Prisoner Quick View

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    The Prisoner


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' Firewater) have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely...

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. I Have a Dream
    2. The Prisoner
    3. Firewater
    4. He Who Lives in Fear
    5. Promise of the Sun
    6. The Prisoner
    7. Firewater
    Herbie Hancock
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  • The Crest (Awaiting Repress) The Crest (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Crest (Awaiting Repress)

    Axel Rudi Pells career began in 1980 with the band, Steeler, who sold over 30,000 copies of their commercially most successful release, Strike Back, and brought out their fourth and final album, Undercover Animal, in 1988. In November of that year, Pell formed his own group together with Jörg Deisinger (ex-Bonfire), drummer Jörg Michael, bassist Thomas Smuszynski (ex-U.D.O.) and the American vocalist, Charlie Huhn (Ted Nugent, Gary Moore, Victory). Their debut album, Wild Obsessions, arrived at the stores one year later, followed by Nasty Reputation, for whom Pell enlisted the American frontman, Rob Rock (M.A.R.S, Impellitteri), who was replaced during the subsequent German tour by former Malmsteen vocalist, Jeff Scott Soto.


    With Soto as a new member, the third album, Eternal Prisoner (1992), was undeniable proof that the band had found their own, unmistakable style. One year later, Pell brought out The Ballads, an album featuring his most accomplished rock ballads. With Between The Walls (1994) and the live recording, Made In Germany, the guitarist from Bochum held on to his typical style even in the post-grunge era. The subsequent Black Moon Pyramid (1996) was the second Pell album in succession to make the German album charts. 1997 saw the arrival of Pells eighth offering, Magic, featuring a thematically consistent concept based on supernatural stories. Magic also entered the charts, followed by Oceans Of Time, the commercially most successful album at that time by the Axel Rudi Pell band, and the continuation of Pells ballad concept (The Ballads II, 1999).


    Following the departure of Jeff Scott Soto, Pell enlisted American vocalist Johnny Gioeli (ex-Hardline) for the production of Oceans Of Time, The Ballads III and his 2000 release, Masquerade Ball. His characteristic voice also enhanced the subsequent releases, Shadow Zone (2002) and Kings & Queens (2004), as well as the highly accomplished Mystica (2006) and the covers album, Diamonds Unlocked. Tales Of The Crown (2008), the last studio recording by the ARP Band surprised with a number of innovations and made it to # 41 of the German album charts. The Crest (2010) improved on this feat by going straight to # 22 in the German Charts.

    1. Prelude Of Doom (Intro)
    2. Too Late
    3. Devil Zone
    4. Prisoner Of Love
    5. Dreaming Dead
    6. Glory Night
    7. Dark Waves Of The Sea (Oceans Of Time Pt.II: The Dark Side)
    8. Burning Rain
    9. Noblesse Oblige (Opus #5 Adagio Contabile)
    10. The End Of Our Time
    11. Snake Eyes (live) (Bonus Track)
    Axel Rudi Pell
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  • Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner)

    Live recordings come up with extremely different results: most of them land in the rubbish bin, some of them are available as bootleg copies when a star's career has ended and are passed on conspiratorially from one excited collector to another. Only a very few conserve real spirit and sheer enthusiasm, which no arranger or sound mixer can conjure up in the studio.


    But even more sensational was Aretha Franklin's guest appearance at the Fillmore West, the legendary concert hall in San Francisco, which closed down shortly afterwards. Everyone knew who was going to perform, and yet everything was quite different on these three nights in the spring of 1971: her usual show band was left behind in Detroit and she appeared with King Curtis And The Kingpins - one of the most impressive bands around - accompanied by the trailblazers Cornel Dupree (g) and Bernard Purdie (dr). The Memphis Horns, a fantastic horn section, blast away in the background, their keen as a razor backings rising up to soaring heights. From Billy Preston's fingertips on the organ flows an aura of spiritual energy and Ray Charles, who by chance (but how fortuitous!) was among the audience also got his appearance in the telling title Spirit In The Dark. No words need be lost about the queen on the cover. For without the superb albums of the late Sixties, Aretha Franklin would never have become the USA's first sister of soul nor would she have appeared in the Fillmore West.


    Musicians:

    Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles (vocals, electric piano)

    King Curtis (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    Billy Preston (organ)

    Truman Thomas (Electric Piano)

    Cornell Dupree (guitar)

    Jerry Jemmot (bass)

    Bernard Purdie (drums)

    Pancho Morales (conga)



    Recording: February 1975 live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, by Ray Thompson

    Production: Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin

    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. Respect
    2. Love The One You're With
    3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    4. Eleanor Rigby
    5. Make It With You
    6. Don't Play That Song
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. Spirit In The Dark
    9. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
    Aretha Franklin
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  • It's Christmas Time Again It's Christmas Time Again Quick View

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    It's Christmas Time Again

    It's Christmas Time Again compiles 12 entertaining, bluesy, and funky holiday songs by Isaac Hayes, the Staple Singers, Albert King, and others. Fans of the Stax catalog will note that some of these songs have appeared elsewhere, including various volumes of the massive The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles series. This is a solid, unified holiday album offering some hot tracks that will raise the temperature of any holiday gathering. Standout tracks include Mack Rice's Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' and Rufus Thomas' I'll Be Your Santa Baby', both of which are adult, sexy numbers. Thanks to Stax for pulling these classics together from across disparate albums. No Christmas collection is complete without this offering.

    -All Music Guide
    Side One:


    1. Please Come Home for Christmas - Little Johnny Taylor

    2. White Christmas - Rance Allen Group
    3. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' - Mack Rice

    4. I'll Be Your Santa, Baby - Rufus Thomas
    5. Christmas Comes But Once a Year - Albert King


    Side Two:


    7. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' - Albert King
    8. Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas? - Staple Singers

    9. The Mistletoe and Me - Isaac Hayes
    10. It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees

    11. What Do the Lonely Do at Christmas? - The Emotions

    Various Artists
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    Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)


    Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.


    800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists


    90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender


    6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image


    250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale


    400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism


    First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive


    Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.


    Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).


    As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.


    But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.


    Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.

    6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.

    Various Artists
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    Diamond Life (Awaiting Repress)

    Elegance, class, and sophistication barely begins to describe the sound of Sade. Her 1984 debut album, Diamond Life, shimmers with glamour and style, a sleek, catchy hybrid of pop, soul and jazz. The album was driven by an irresistible sound, mood music that crosses over to dance with excellent musicianship and clever lyrics.


    Diamond Life spawned her first Top 10 U.S. hit, the bossa nova-tinged, Smooth Operator, with its unforgettable sax work, a true classic. Other standouts are the swinging horn-peppered Your Love Is King, the retro-funk of When Am I Going To Make A Living, the tender and lovely I Will Be Your Friend, as well as an imaginative remake of Timmy Thomas' 1971 hit Why Can't We Live Together (with an extremely long, brilliant jazzy intro heavy with congas).


    Diamond Life had international sales of over six million, becoming one of the top-selling debut recordings of the '80s and the best selling debut ever by a British female vocalist. There has never been a lead singer quite like former model Sade Adu, her cool vocals and exotic looks grabbed everyone's attention. Her ponytails, large hoop earrings and backless dresses, and the fantastic blue-tinged black and white cover art offered up a retro look to match the sound. Everything shimmers here with a sultry yet subtle beauty, pulling you into an atmosphere of a midnight lounge or the club scene from which Sade first emerged. Diamond Life is the album that started it all!

    1. Smooth Operator
    2. Your Love Is King
    3. Hang On To Your Love
    4. Frankie's First Affair
    5. When Am I Going To Make A Living
    6. Cherry Pie
    7. Sally
    8. I Will Be Your Friend
    9. Why Can't We Live Together
    Sade
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    The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1927) Box Set


    * 800 Newly-Remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 172 Artists


    * 200+ Fully-Restored Original 1920s Ads And Images


    * 6x 180g Vinyl LPs Pressed On Burled Chestnut Colored Vinyl W/ Hand-Engraved, Blind-embossed Gold-Leaf Labels, Housed In A Laser-Etched White Birch LP Folio


    * 250 Page Deluxe Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Art Book


    * 360 Page Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    * Handcrafted Quarter-Sawn Oak Cabinet With Lush Sage Velvet Upholstery And Custom-forged Metal Hardware


    * First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App, Allowing User Mgmt Of All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Custom-Designed USB Drive


    How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? The answer lies in 'The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932,' an epic, two-volume omnibus of art, words and music housed in a limited-edition, hand-sculpted cabinet-of-wonder, to be jointly released by Jack White's Third Man Records and John Fahey's Revenant Records.


    'Volume One,' which covers the label's improbable rise from 1917-1927, will be released exclusively through Third Man on October 29, and worldwide on November 19. The project is co-produced by leading Paramount authority Alex van der Tuuk, and 'Volume 2' will be released in November 2014.


    Paramount Records was founded on a modest proposition: produce records as cheaply as possible, recording whatever talent was available. Over its lifetime, the label would become a "race records" powerhouse, its sound and fortunes directly linked to the Great Migration.


    By the time Paramount ceased operations in 1932, it had compiled a dizzying array of performers still unrivaled to this day, spanning early jazz titans (Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller), blues masters (Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, Skip James), American divas (Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters), gospel (Norfolk Jubilee Quartette), vaudeville (Papa Charlie Jackson), and the indefinable "other" (Geeshie Wiley, Elvie Thomas). Paramount would also directly influence the style of Robert Crumb and countless other 20th century artists and illustrators, through a series of hand-drawn ads promoting its releases in the pages of the Chicago Defender.


    The 'Rise and Fall' wonder-cabinet gives equal status to page-turning narrative and new scholarship; original and newly created graphic art; industrial design; and compelling analog and digital music experiences.

    6 LPs feature 87 tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 172 artists across the Paramount family of labels, including the earliest recordings of:
    King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Blind Blake, Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Alberta Hunter, Papa Charlie Jackson, Ethel Waters, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny and Baby Dodds, Bo Weavil Jackson, Jimmy O'Bryant, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Tiny Parham, Jimmy Blythe, and Jaybird Coleman.

    Various Artists
    $469.99
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    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3


    The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover


    Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman


    Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
    decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
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    In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
    bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
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    BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
    brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
    trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.


    This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
    when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
    MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
    the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
    smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
    making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
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    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
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    We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
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    1. Hi-De-Ho
    2. The Battle
    3. Lucretia MacEvil
    4. Lucretia's Reprise
    5. Fire and Rain
    6. Lonesome Suzie
    7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
    8. He's a Runner
    9. Somethin' Comin' On
    10. 40,000 Headmen
    Blood, Sweat & Tears
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