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  • Songs In The Key Of Life Songs In The Key Of Life Quick View

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    Songs In The Key Of Life

    No. 56 On Rolling Stone's List Of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time


    2x 180 Gram Vinyl + Bonus 7-Inch EP


    Two years in the making, Songs In The Key Of Life is a groundbreaking sonic masterpiece that brilliantly brings together Stevie Wonder's genius for pop music, his bold experimentation, and his lyrical humanitarian concerns. Released on the Tamla label by Motown in late September 1976, the 21-song album remains an immeasurable influential recording.


    A critically acclaimed double-LP that includes a four-song bonus EP and a 24-page booklet, Songs In The Key Of Life is the first album by an American artist, and the first double-album, to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Album Chart. The album won the Grammy® for Album of the Year; Wonder also won for Producer of the Year; Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male; and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male. The latter was awarded for "I Wish," the first single from the album, which hit No. 1 Pop and R&B. "Sir Duke," the follow-up single, was No. 1 on both charts as well, while "Another Star" and "As" were each Top 40 hits on the Pop and R&B charts; "Another Star" was also a top 3 club chart hit. Among the album's many other notable tracks, "Isn't She Lovely" was a hit without being released as a single; "Pastime Paradise" became the basis of Coolio's 1995 rap hit "Gangsta's Paradise," a No. 1 hit in many countries worldwide. A cover of "As," by George Michael and Mary J. Blige, was a top 5 hit in the U.K. in 1999. That same year, "I Wish" was prominently sampled in the No. 1 hit by Will Smith, "Wild Wild West."


    Songs In The Key Of Life, with Wonder and his band Wonderlove accompanied by all-star musicians and singers, is No. 56 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time." It is one of the few albums to be awarded Diamond status by the RIAA, for sales of more than ten million copies in the U.S.

    LP 1
    1. Love's In Need Of Love Today
    2. Have A Talk With God
    3. Village Ghetto Land
    4. Contusion
    5. Sir Duke
    6. I Wish
    7. Knocks Me Off My Feet
    8. Pastime Paradise
    9. Summer Soft


    LP 2
    1. Ordinary Pain
    2. Isn't She Lovely
    3. Joy Inside My Tears
    4. Black Man
    5. Ngiculela - Es Una Historia - I Am Singing
    6. If It's Magic
    7. As
    8. Another Star


    A Something Extra 7 EP
    1. Saturn
    2. Ebony Eye
    3. All Day Sucker
    4. Easy Goin' Evening (My Mama's Call)

    Stevie Wonder
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    Back To The Front

    Explaining the relevance and influence of ENTOMBED is probably as superfluous as pointing out why Slayer rule, Lemmy is bigger than God and Dio the greatest loss in metal history. A legend is a legend. Fullstop. F**k off!


    If you still require a proper explanation that is less shot from the hip, well let us start with this: The Swedish Death Metal forefathers and genre innovators have inspired tons of bands all around the globe with their invincible trademark sound. However, as the band's last album "Serpent Saints - The Ten Amendments" dates back to 2007, there is definitely more than a good reason for a bit of catch-up and ask why it took so long to finish the band's superb 10th opus, programmatically titled "Back To the Front", vocalist extraordinaire L-G Petrov states:


    ""Serpents " was a fairly good album but a little weak compared to previous works and the distribution wasn't that great yet we continued playing shows throughout the past years but never really got going with new songs. At some point we decided that it was time for a new album, so we sat down and played riffs that we had from before as well as many new riffs and started putting them together which really sparked our motivation. That really gave us a push! We feel that this is the best album so far in many years and I think you can hear it on the album!"


    Thematically, the will and determination to back up such words with fantastic songs is reflected in the powerful album title and part of the concept of the record as guitarist Nico Elgstrand describes:


    "A lot of the album is about being at war in different ways and struggles/shortcomings of mankind, so we felt that "Back To The Front" fitted really well. It has a military reference obviously and we also feel like a platoon (ha ha, a small platoon) that has been behind the frontlines for a long time anxious to get back into battle. Not mean and lean but rather fat and bored and really keen on getting back to what we do best, which of course is to kill! Metaphorically speaking needless to say, ha ha. Also it is a very direct way of saying we've been away for way too long, we know and that we will now aim to stay at the front until the friggin' battle is won! The cavalry has finally arrived if you will (without horses though, ha ha)!"


    Well spoken, Sir, yet expectations will be incredibly high on this one as ENTOMBED's roots and legacy goes way back into the year 1987 when they formed under the name NIHILIST. In 1989 the formation changed its name to ENTOMBED and together with Morbid (for whom singer LG played drums), Treblinka/Tiamat, Grave and Dismember, ENTOMBED/NIHILIST established themselves among the earliest bands to forge the immortal Swedish death metal sound that became really popular and unique due to its punkish roots and especially that chainsaw guitar sound, today inseparably linked to terms like "Skogsberg", "Sunlight Studio" or just "Stockholm sound". Inspired by such diverse acts as Autopsy, Motörhead, Discharge or Kiss, over the years ENTOMBED did not shy away from thinking outside of the coffin resulting in a style some fans called Death'n'Roll but in the end it was, is and will be just a band with a style and impact entirely their own.


    So, what awaits the listener on "Back To The Front"? Produced by Roberto Laghi (In Flames, Hardcore Superstar) at Studio Bohus (Abba, Europe) in KunÄlv, it's 666% true to the ENTOMBED everybody loves. While not falling for total regression back to the early classics "Left Hand Path" or "Clandestine", it is a total bone-crushing opus that will have fans of all periods cry tears of joy and even the most stubborn fan of the early days join in shame. "The goal was to have riffs that felt fresh and exciting, to make an album that felt old school as well as fresh and up to date, showing who ENTOMBED are today," L-G puts it quite simply and Nico continues: "I thoroughly enjoy the fact that I find it super hard to pick 2 or 3 songs as the best of it, because i really like 'em all. I think that they all have something new and fresh yet it feels very old school in some way. "Kill To Live" with its surprising ENTOMBED-intro turned out very cool and the track also has an almost cinematic yet classic metal feel to it, dunno why, but it just invigorates me. "Second To None" kinda makes me wanna drive a tank while listening, and that to me is how proper metal should sound! It makes you wanna do mighty things so to speak!"


    From the morbid, pissed-off lyrics over detuned, massive riffs to the inimitable brick-heavy groove and LG Petrov's titanic roar, "Back To The Front" not only musically but also visually with its stunning painting by Necropolitus Cracoviensis Zbgniew Bielak II (Watain, Ghost, Vader) seems to send a respectful nod to the old school as L-G confirms: "The skull will always be a part of ENTOMBED. I totally agree, we have taken away some of the rock parts and gone with more metal, and I think fans new and old will appreciate that."


    With European touring under way in December with label mates and black metal genre leaders WATAIN - vocalist Erik actually penned lyrics for the song "Carnage" (from "When In Sodom" EP, 2006) - and former band member Nicke Andersson contributed parts to the new song "Vulture And The Traitor", the Swedish metal platoon ENTOMBED anno 2013 has all its weapons polished and reloaded and is ready to shatter the entire music scene with an uncompromising full frontal assault. So, let us all enjoy "Back To The Front" and celebrate the fact that the legend called ENTOMBED has finally returned. Goddamn!

    1. Kill To Live
    2. Bedlam Strike
    3. The Underminer
    4. Second To None
    5. Allegiance
    6. Waiting For Death
    7. Eternal Woe
    8. Digitus Medius
    9. Vulture And The Traitor
    10. Pandemic Rage
    11. Soldier Of No Fortune
    Entombed A.D.
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  • Songs Of Anarchy Volume 2 & 3 (Clear Vinyl) Songs Of Anarchy Volume 2 & 3 (Clear Vinyl) Quick View

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    Songs Of Anarchy Volume 2 & 3 (Clear Vinyl)

    180 Gram Clear Vinyl


    Songs of Anarchy Volumes 2 & 3 - Music from Seasons 5-6 features a stunning collection of 25 revered performances from the hard-hitting and award-winning Fox television show. To celebrate one of the most captivating biker drama series ever, Friday Music once again enhances your music pleasure with the first time ever audiophile vinyl release of these stellar soundtrack albums. This limited edition double album combines both Volumes 2 & 3 SOA soundtracks and features a plethora of classic tunes and fan favorites. Jane's Addiction's take of The Rolling Stones' classic Sympathy For The Devil, Leonard Cohen's brilliant Come Healing, of course Curtis Stigers' rocking rendition of CCR's Travelin' Band all add to the excitement of this trail blazing television series that continues to thrill its millions of fans worldwide. As with our previous audiophile vinyl edition SOA Volume 1-4 (FRM-91432), this collection features the Golden Globe® Award winning actress/singer Katey Sagal. Performing with The Forest Rangers, three stellar interpretations include a standout performance of the classic 60's Lulu anthem To Sir With Love and an emotional reading of Jackson Browne's epic For A Dancer. More classic rockers like Herman's Hermits No Milk Today receives a brilliant reading from Joshua James. Plus classic material reimagined from the words and music of Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder & The Rolling Stones truly make this a memorable soundtrack of our times.

    LP 1
    1. Sympathy For The Devil
    2. The Lost Boy
    3. The Passenger
    4. He Got Away
    5. To Sir With Love
    6. Higher Ground
    7. Lights
    8. The Unclouded Day
    9. Coal War
    10. Time
    11. Travelin' Band
    12. Family
    13. No Milk Today


    LP 2
    1. Sitting On Top Of The World
    2. Running Blues
    3. Come Healing
    4. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
    5. Love Is My Religion
    6. As Tears Go By
    7. I See Through You (Free Your Mind)
    8. Day Is Gone
    9. Everyday People
    10. For A Dancer

    Various Artists
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  • Check 'Em Before You Wreck 'Em Check 'Em Before You Wreck 'Em Quick View

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    Check 'Em Before You Wreck 'Em

    The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell are the last of a dying breed of Grease Rock Bastard musicians who somehow, despite and in spite of the last 3 decades trying their best to kill off balls out, non-bullshit rock'n'roll music, somehow, against all the fucking odds, still exist, surviving on a steady diet of God sent gigs, hire vans, broken down amps, split drum skins, greasy spoon fry ups, patched up jeans, roll-ups, cheap leather jackets, booze, weed and bathtub speed.


    Spare them your sympathy - no-one made the silly bastards do it. They just NEED to!! Right??


    Facts to face - the Shovell are named after a 17th century English naval commander; Bill Darlington plays drums, Louis Comfort-Wiggett plays bass and Johnny Gorilla plays guitar and sings, they have been together as a band since 2008.


    Their debut 2011 Rise Above 7, Return To Zero'/'Day After Day, sold out instantly and now commands £100 plus a copy; their 2012 debut long-player DON'T HEAR IT FEAR IT received unilateral rave reviews and was described pretty accurately by one scribe as 'the aural equivalent of stumbling into an 18 year-old male's bedsit in 1973 - the kind of greasy hard-rock thrills rarely heard in this climate of blind nostalgia and misjudged authenticity. It's hard 'n' heavy, without the marshmallow; it's old-fashioned yet so NOW that it hurts!''
    They've toured and played with the likes of Orange Goblin, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Incredible Hog, Gentlemans Pistols, Graveyard, Gonga and countless more, toured Europe and had chief Groundhog Tony McPhee playing on their first LP!


    On their new LP CHECK 'EM BEFORE YOU WRECK 'EM the Shovell somehow carry on the lineage of the truly golden age of British heavy rock whose dog shit stained road was paved by the likes of Budgie, Sabbath, early Motorhead, Quo, Lizzy, The Groundhogs, Stray etc. Chuck in a healthy chunk of U.S. and Aussie proto metallurgists Sir Lord Baltimore, Dust, Bang, The Litter and Buffalo, as well as a healthy Vertigo 'Swirl' of dew picked mushrooms bad trip psych.


    The Shovell thinks the world could do with another slice of no-nonsense re-gressive proto-rock 'n'metal - one that you don't need a Degree in doom-rock or a Masters in metal to appreciate - just a love of when music was F U N !!!!


    Remember kids - CHECK 'EM BEFORE YOU WRECK 'EM!!!

    1. Do It Now
    2. 2 Tonne F*ckboot

    3. Captain Merryweather
    4. Running From Home
    5. Happiness Begins
    6. Shaker Your Head
    7. Don't Hear It ... Fear It!
    8. Bulletproof
    9. The Thicker The Better
    10. Late Night Mornings
    Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell
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  • Blank Generation Blank Generation Quick View

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    Blank Generation

    Richard Hell was one of the first men on the scene when punk rock first began to emerge in New York City as an early member of both Television and the Heartbreakers (he left both groups before they could record), but his own version of punk wasn't much like anyone else's, and while Hell's debut album, Blank Generation, remains one of the most powerful to come from punk's first wave, anyone expecting a Ramones/Dead Boys-style frontal assault from this set had better readjust their expectations.


    Love Comes in Spurts and Liar's Beware proved the Voidoids could play fast and loud when they wanted to, but for the most part this group's formula was much more complicated than that; guitarists Robert Quine and Ivan Julian bounced sharp, edgy patterns off each other that were more about psychological tension than brute force (though Quine's solos suggest a fragile grace beneath the surface of their neo-Beefheart chaos), and while most punk nihilism was of the simplistic Everything Sucks variety, Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the most literate and consciously poetic figure in the New York punk scene.


    While there's little on the album that's friendly or life-affirming, there's a crackling intelligence to songs like New Pleasure, Betrayal Takes Two, and Another World that confirmed Hell has a truly unique lyrical voice, at once supremely self-confident and dismissive of nearly everything around him (sometimes including himself). Brittle and troubling, but brimming with ideas and musical intelligence, Blank Generation was groundbreaking punk rock that followed no one's template, and today it sounds just as fresh -- and nearly as abrasive -- as it did when it first hit the racks.

    Love Comes In Spurts
    Liars Beware
    New Pleasure
    Betrayal Takes Two
    Down At the Rock and Roll Club
    Who Says?
    Blank Generation
    Walking On the Water
    The Plan
    Another World
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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  • Live In London Live In London Quick View

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    Live In London

    Live In London is the first live recording and concert film from acclaimed artist Regina Spektor. Captured mainly at London's famed Hammersmith Apollo Theatre, Live In London features 22 remarkable performances that span Spektor's brilliant catalog of music, including three new songs that have only been performed live (Silly Eye-Color Generalizations, Bobbing For Apples and Love, You're A Whore). Live In London was recorded during Regina's UK tour in support of her latest album, Far, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200.



    An artist praised for her remarkable originality, inspired storytelling and enthralling performances, Rolling Stone raves Spektor put on one of the most intensely joyful rock shows we've seen all year. The Philadelphia Inquirer adds, Everything she did was greeted with thunderous applause ... the audience could not get enough. Perhaps what was most remarkable about Regina's performance, aside from hearing Spektor's gorgeous vocals in person, was her ability to enrapture the crowd. Spektor's passion, vitality and sheer musical talent transformed the Electric Factory into a world of intimacy. The Boston Globe simply says, multitalented Spektor is capable of anything and it shows on stage.

    1. On The Radio
    2. Eet
    3. Folding Chair
    4. Sailor Song
    5. Blue Lips
    6. Apres Moi
    7. Dance Anthem Of The 80's
    8. Silly Eye-Color Generalizations
    9. Bobbing For Apples
    10. Wallet
    11. Ode To Divorce
    12. That Time
    13. The Calculation
    14. Machine
    15. Laughing With
    16. Man Of A Thousand Faces
    17. Hotel Song
    18. Us
    19. Fideliy
    20. Samson
    21. The Call
    22. Love, You're A Whore
    Regina Spektor
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  • Blank Generation (Colored Vinyl) Blank Generation (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Blank Generation (Colored Vinyl)

    Richard Hell was one of the first men on the scene when punk rock first began to emerge in New York City as an early member of both Television and the Heartbreakers (he left both groups before they could record), but his own version of punk wasn't much like anyone else's, and while Hell's debut album, Blank Generation, remains one of the most powerful to come from punk's first wave, anyone expecting a Ramones/Dead Boys-style frontal assault from this set had better readjust their expectations.


    Love Comes in Spurts and Liar's Beware proved the Voidoids could play fast and loud when they wanted to, but for the most part this group's formula was much more complicated than that; guitarists Robert Quine and Ivan Julian bounced sharp, edgy patterns off each other that were more about psychological tension than brute force (though Quine's solos suggest a fragile grace beneath the surface of their neo-Beefheart chaos), and while most punk nihilism was of the simplistic Everything Sucks variety, Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the most literate and consciously poetic figure in the New York punk scene.


    While there's little on the album that's friendly or life-affirming, there's a crackling intelligence to songs like New Pleasure, Betrayal Takes Two, and Another World that confirmed Hell has a truly unique lyrical voice, at once supremely self-confident and dismissive of nearly everything around him (sometimes including himself). Brittle and troubling, but brimming with ideas and musical intelligence, Blank Generation was groundbreaking punk rock that followed no one's template, and today it sounds just as fresh -- and nearly as abrasive -- as it did when it first hit the racks.

    Love Comes In Spurts
    Liars Beware
    New Pleasure
    Betrayal Takes Two
    Down At the Rock and Roll Club
    Who Says?
    Blank Generation
    Walking On the Water
    The Plan
    Another World
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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  • Blank Generation (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress) Blank Generation (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Blank Generation (180 Gram) (Awaiting Repress)

    Richard Hell was one of the first men on the scene when punk rock first began to emerge in New York City as an early member of both Television and the Heartbreakers (he left both groups before they could record), but his own version of punk wasn't much like anyone else's, and while Hell's debut album, Blank Generation, remains one of the most powerful to come from punk's first wave, anyone expecting a Ramones/Dead Boys-style frontal assault from this set had better readjust their expectations.


    Love Comes in Spurts and Liar's Beware proved the Voidoids could play fast and loud when they wanted to, but for the most part this group's formula was much more complicated than that; guitarists Robert Quine and Ivan Julian bounced sharp, edgy patterns off each other that were more about psychological tension than brute force (though Quine's solos suggest a fragile grace beneath the surface of their neo-Beefheart chaos), and while most punk nihilism was of the simplistic Everything Sucks variety, Hell was (with the exception of Patti Smith) the most literate and consciously poetic figure in the New York punk scene.


    While there's little on the album that's friendly or life-affirming, there's a crackling intelligence to songs like New Pleasure, Betrayal Takes Two, and Another World that confirmed Hell has a truly unique lyrical voice, at once supremely self-confident and dismissive of nearly everything around him (sometimes including himself). Brittle and troubling, but brimming with ideas and musical intelligence, Blank Generation was groundbreaking punk rock that followed no one's template, and today it sounds just as fresh -- and nearly as abrasive -- as it did when it first hit the racks.

    Love Comes In Spurts
    Liars Beware
    New Pleasure
    Betrayal Takes Two
    Down At the Rock and Roll Club
    Who Says?
    Blank Generation
    Walking On the Water
    The Plan
    Another World
    Richard Hell and the Voidoids
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  • Lanzafame Lanzafame Quick View

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    Lanzafame

    Sir Thomas Sanders and his one-man act Tap Tap deliver a gloriously messy, ebullient, shiny pop album here filled with joyfully noisy guitars, crashy drums and lovely harmonies. The songs feel like they are held together just by the skin of their teeth as if they could fall apart or maybe just explode around every corner. Lanzafame is just about everything it needs to be; quick, enjoyable and a fine twist on the continuing late-'70s/early-'80s revival.
    1. 100,000 Thoughts
    2. She Doesn't Belong
    3. To Our Continuing Friendship
    4. Here Cometh
    5. I Am A Kite
    6. On My Way
    7. Talk Slowly
    8. Off The Beaten Track
    9. Way To Go, Boy
    10. Little Match (Big Fire)
    11. What A Clever Thing To Say
    Tap Tap
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  • Passion For Vinyl (Book) (2nd Pressing) Passion For Vinyl (Book) (2nd Pressing) Quick View

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    Passion For Vinyl (Book) (2nd Pressing)

    240-Page Book With 7 Vinyl Single


    7 Vinyl Single: Rinus'Garage Feat. Triggerfinger - The Wall Of Dolls / Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Electric Fogg


    Numbered


    This book is a tribute to vinyl, a format that is making a spectacular comeback recently, although for many music lovers it never really disappeared.


    Brazilian superstar Ed Motta came to Holland to buy an apartment, but spent all his money on vinyl instead. When a young Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth discovered a scratch on his recently bought Bathory LP he demolished his bedroom. It's Atlantic's CEO Craig Kallman mission to own all relevant albums on vinyl. He has 750.000 already. That's what vinyl does with music lovers.


    In Passion For Vinyl a wide selection of DJ's, musicians, label owners, designers, record dealers, collectors and engineers like Henry Rollins, Bernie Grundman, Hans Pokora, Chris Ellis, Steffi, Mala, Vaughan Oliver, Lee Dorrian, Jacco Gardner, John Dyer Baizley and many others share their unconditional love for vinyl. They muse about the first record that changed their lives, talk about their prized collectibles and explain why they were determined to keep vinyl alive. Passion for Vinyl also tells the history of Record Industry, the Dutch factory that has been pressing vinyl since the 1950's.


    Passion For Vinyl is written by Dutch author, music journalist and incurable vinyl fanatic Robert
    Haagsma. With an introduction by American vinyl guru Michael Fremer.



    This item is not eligible for further discount.

    Side A: Rinus'Garage Feat. Triggerfinger - The Wall Of Dolls
    Side B: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Electric Fogg
    Robert Haagsma
    $42.99
    240-Page Book + 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
  • Boomiverse (On Sale) Boomiverse (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Boomiverse (On Sale)

    Pressed On Limited Blue & White Swirl Vinyl


    Includes A 12" x 24" 4/4 Insert


    One of history's tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi's indelible influence courses throughout two generations of rap music. As one-half of OutKast, he achieved seven GRAMMY® Awards, sold 25 million records, and created a string of music's most influential work, including Aquemini, Stankonia, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below which went RIAA Diamond making OutKast the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for 'Album of the Year.'


    Big Boi's first solo release in 2010, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, received unanimous critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the 100 Best Albums of the Decade 'So Far' and topped multiple year-end best of lists.


    The 2012 follow-up, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, enamored tastemakers and fans alike and in 2015 he collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams.


    For his third solo release, Big Boi presents a wide range of musical styles and has some phenomenal collaborations including lead tracks Mic Jack featuring Adam Levine and Kill Jill featuring Killer Mike and Jeezy. BOOMIVERSE will no doubt please true music fans across the board.

    LP 1
    1. Da Next Day (feat. Big Rube)
    2. Kill Jill (Killer Mike & Jeezy)
    3. Mic Jack (feat. Adam Levine, Scar & Sleepy Brown)
    4. In the South (feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C)
    5. Order of Operations
    6. All Night (feat. LunchMoney Lewis)


    LP 2
    1. Get Wit It (feat. Snoop Dogg)
    2. Overthunk (feat. Eric Bellinger)
    3. Chocolate (feat. Troze)
    4. Made Man (feat. Killer Mike & Kurupt)
    5. Freakanomics
    6. Follow Deez (Curren$y & Killer Mike)

    Big Boi
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  • Ocean's Kingdom Ocean's Kingdom Quick View

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    Ocean's Kingdom

    Marking his first foray into the word of dance, Paul McCartney has announced the general release of Oceans Kingdom, commissioned by the New York City Ballet. The recording will be released by Decca Records and Hear Music/Telarc and is conducted by John Wilson, produced by John Fraser and performed by The London Classical Orchestra.


    Oceans Kingdom is the first time Sir Paul has written an original orchestral score or any kind of music for dance and is the result of a collaboration between Paul and New York City Ballets Master in Chief Peter Martins, who have worked together to present the world premiere of a new ballet for the companys 2011/2012 season this September.


    Though the work is Pauls first ballet, he approached the project in the same way he writes all other music, driven by his heart rather than his head and inspired by feeling rather than specific technical knowledge. While this may have been another new turn for his staggeringly varied career to take, Paul knew it had to be influenced by his own personal experience and that he needed to create a story the audience would find equally compelling and moving.


    Pauls first step was to visit the Royal Opera House to see Adolphe Adams Giselle, danced by the Royal Ballet. Afterwards, Paul met the dancers and discussed the work with them, realizing as he did so that he was still without a central theme to his work. Keen to tell a story through his music, Paul decided to focus on the purity of the ocean and within just two months, the first draft had been completed. He then went through the music again thinking specifically of the ballet itself, thereby creating a world featuring distinctive characters and a vibrant underworld kingdom. Finally Paul spent many more weeks working alongside Peter Martins to refine the work, before Peter created the choreography with the NYCB dancers.


    An hour long score featuring four stunning movements: Oceans Kingdom, Hall of Dance, Imprisonment and Moonrise, the ballet tells of a love story within the story of an underwater world whose people are threatened by the humans of Earth. A potently expressive and richly varied work, the score is Pauls most challenging and emotionally complex yet. As he explains: What was interesting was writing music that meant something expressively rather than just writing a song. Trying to write something that expressed an emotion so you have fear, love, anger, sadness to play with and I found that exciting and challenging.


    The premiere of the ballet Oceans Kingdom will take place at NYCBs Fall Gala on Thursday, September 22nd 2011 while the release of the orchestral score will follow a month later, here on vinyl. It was recorded in June of 2011 in London.


    The artwork that accompanies the release is equally striking and inventive. Though it seems to suggest a city skyline, it is actually a digital readout of the notes from the ballet score.


    Although this is his first orchestral score for dance, Paul is already quite at home in the world of classical music. His back catalog already carries four classical albums, the most recent of which was the Classical BRIT Award winning Ecce Cor Meum (Behold My Heart); a work for chorus and orchestra in four movements that was released in 2006.

    1. Movement 1: Oceans Kingdom
    2. Movement 2: Hall of Dance
    3. Movement 3: Imprisonment
    4. Movement 4: Moonrise
    Paul McCartney
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  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner) Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner)

    It was clear from the start that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its air of solemnity in the final chorus, which calls for brotherly love just as the New Year comes in, would become a musical part of our world's cultural legacy. Hundreds of minds, Beethoven researcher Karl Nef prophesied, have been set in motion by this music in the most varied ways, and it will continue not only to bestow pleasure upon countless thousands, but also to stimulate mental life right at the most fundamental level.



    There are certainly only a very few truly cerebral interpretations which stand out from the fathomless mass of recordings. One of those upon which "The Absolute Sound" journal has stamped its coveted seal of approval is the recording with Georg Solti and his perfectly honed symphony musicians from Chicago. Here, this usually somewhat daring baton-wielder plumbs the very depths of the score and allows Beethoven's rich abundance of ideas to ferment into a great whole.



    The four soloists prove their worth as first choice for the richly detailed and balanced synopsis of this fissured work. They captivate us as much in the solo as in the group singing with their natural and expressive intonation. The dry, very present sound highlights the fact that this is an artistic performance at the highest level.




    Musicians:



    • Pilar Lorengar, Stuart Burrows, and other soloists

    • The Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra

    • Sir Georg Solti (conductor)




    Recording: May 1972 in the Krannert Centre of the University of Illinois, Chicago, by Kenneth Wilkinson and Gordon Parry

    Production: David Harvey



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.


    Ludwig Van Beethoven
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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