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  • Song Cycle Song Cycle Quick View

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    Song Cycle

    Van Dyke Parks visionary 1968 debut, Song Cycle, rose phoenix-like from the ashes of his fabled Smile collaboration with Brian Wilson. Parks breathtaking high-wire act fused the pop genius of Phil Spector, Stephen Sondheims Broadway vertigo and the orchestral flare of American composer Charles Ives and made it wholly his own. Our definitive pressing of this landmark Warner Bros. album is sourced from the original analog master, and pressed on audiophile High-Definition Vinyl.
    1. Vine Street
    2. Palm Desert
    3. Widow's Walk
    4. Laurel Canyon Blvd.
    5. The All Golden
    6. Van Dyke Parks
    7. Public Domain
    8. Donovan's Colours

    9. The Attic
    10. Laurel Canyon Blvd.
    11. By The People
    12. Pot Pourri
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    The Smile Sessions Box Set

    With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the bands legendary 1966-67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album.


    In numerous sessions between the spring of 1966 and the summer of 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the original masters, The SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.


    This expanded, boxed edition of The SMiLE Sessions features the main SMiLE album tracks, plus four CDs of additional audio from the legendary sessions, a double vinyl LP set, and two 7 vinyl singles. The deluxe box also contains a 60-page hardbound book with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia from The Beach Boys archive and newly-written essays by Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, Brian Wilson, and Bruce Johnston, as well as by Beach Boys historian and author Domenic Priore and many other inner-circle participants.


    Produced by Brian Wilson, Mark Linett, Alan Boyd and Dennis Wolfe in Los Angeles The SMiLE Sessions box set includes an assembled collection of core session tracks. It also delves much deeper into the sessions, adding early song drafts, alternate takes, instrumental and vocals-only mixes, and studio chatter. The SMiLE Sessions invites the listener into the studio to experience the album's creation, with producer, singer and bassist Brian Wilson's vision leading the way as he guides his fellow Beach Boys, singer Mike Love, drummer Dennis Wilson, lead guitarist Carl Wilson, rhythm guitarist Al Jardine, and newest member Bruce Johnston (who'd replaced Brian Wilson in the touring group during 1965), through the legendary sessions.


    Artwork for all of The SMiLE Sessions has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes original 1967 LP sleeve art and booklet designs intended for the SMiLE album. With its three-dimensional shadowbox lid, The SMiLE Sessions box set offers a whimsical peek inside the storied SMiLE Shop.


    When Capitol/EMI and The Beach Boys first announced plans for The SMiLE Sessions 2011 release, the news spread rapidly. Pitchfork reported, The Beach Boys SMiLE is quite possibly the most storied album in rock history, Billboard proclaimed the upcoming release an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love, and The Washington Post called SMiLE the most legendary unreleased album of all time.


    The best efforts have been taken by The Beach Boys, the producers, and Capitol/EMI to present the SMiLE album sessions most vital and fascinating elements. However, there will no doubt be some debate amongst Beach Boys fans around the world who, during the past four decades, have become familiar with a variety of widely-traded bootlegged bits and pieces from the sessions. As recently explained by the Detroit Metro Times, No album, released or not, has generated a more personal relationship with its audience, since no two people can ever agree on its content and purpose.


    Beginning with Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys best-selling record in a long string of hits, Brian Wilson had begun to construct songs in a modular form, crafting individual sections that would later be edited together to form a coherent whole. In several intense bursts of creative energy, Wilson, drawing on the talents of the finest studio musicians in Los Angeles and utilizing the best studio facilities available on any given day, laid down dozens of musical fragments, all designed to fit together in any number of possible combinations. No one had done this before in pop music, and his next endeavor would be an album-length version of this unique and luxurious songwriting parlance: SMiLE.


    In 1965, Brian Wilson met an up-and-coming session keyboard player and songwriter, Van Dyke Parks. Noticing Parks' conversational eloquence, Wilson felt that he could help to volley The Beach Boys songwriting into the wave of broader-messaged and socially-conscious rock 'n' roll that would come to define the '60s. They were soon collaborating on keynote songs for SMiLE, including Heroes And Villains, the bands follow-up single to Good Vibrations. Wilson and Parks would also co-write Surf's Up, Vega-Tables, Cabin Essence, Do You Like Worms, Wonderful, Wind Chimes, and other pieces of the SMiLE tapestry. Parks also introduced Frank Holmes to create album sleeve art and a booklet interpreting the albums James Joyce-mode lyrics.


    The reason SMiLE did not see a release in 1967 had more to do with back room business that obscured the creative side of the program than anything else. In late 1966, The Beach Boys formed Brother Records, initially to produce outside artists. Soon, however, The Beach Boys would become embroiled in a court action with Capitol Records with the goal to become the top-selling artists on their self-owned, independent label. The group withheld Heroes And Villains and announced they would instead release Vega-Tables recorded with the bands own money in April of '67 on Brother Records. By July of 1967, Capitol Records and The Beach Boys had come to terms, with Capitol agreeing to distribute the bands Brother Records, and it was agreed that SMiLE was no longer to be the bands next album.

    LP 1
    Side 1
    1. Our Prayer
    2. Gee
    3. Heroes and Villains
    4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    5. I'm In Great Shape
    6. Barnyard
    7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    8. Cabin Essence


    Side 2
    1. Wonderful
    2. Look (Song for Children)
    3. Child Is Father Of the Man
    4. Surf's Up


    LP 2
    Side 3
    1. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
    2. Vega-Tables
    3. Holidays
    4. Wind Chimes
    5. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    6. Love to Say Dada
    7. Good Vibrations


    Side 4
    1. You're Welcome (stereo mix)
    2. Vega-Tables (stereo mix)
    3. Wind Chimes (stereo mix)
    4. Cabin Essence (Session highlights and stereo backing track)
    5. Surf's Up (Session Excerpt and Stereo mix)


    Heroes and Villains Smile 7 single:
    Side A: Heroes and Villains Part One
    Side B: Heroes and Villains Part Two


    Vega-Tables 7 single:
    Side A: Vega-Tables
    Side B: Surf's Up


    CD 1
    1. Our Prayer
    2. Gee
    3. Heroes and Villains
    4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    5. I'm In Great Shape
    6. Barnyard
    7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    8. Cabin Essence
    9. Wonderful
    10. Look (Song for Children)
    11. Child Is Father Of the Man
    12. Surf's Up
    13. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
    14. Vega-Tables
    15. Holidays
    16. Wind Chimes
    17. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    18. Love to Say Dada
    19. Good Vibrations
    Bonus Tracks:
    20. You're Welcome
    21. Heroes and Villains (Stereo mix)
    22. Heroes and Villains Sections (Stereo mix)
    23. Vega-Tables Demo
    24. He Gives Speeches
    25. Smile Backing Vocals Montage
    26. Surf's Up 1967 (solo version)
    27. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Piano


    CD 2 - Session Highlights:
    Our Prayer
    1. Our Prayer Dialog (9/19/66)
    2. Our Prayer (10/14/66)
    Heroes and Villains
    Heroes and Villains Session (10/20/66)
    3. Heroes and Villains: Verse (Master take)
    4. Heroes and Villains: Barnyard (Master take)
    5. Heroes and Villains: I'm In Great Shape (10/27/66)
    6. Heroes and Villains: Intro (Early version - circa 12/66)
    Heroes and Villains Session (1/3/67)
    7. Heroes and Villains: Do A Lot
    8. Heroes and Villains: Back of Tricks
    9. Heroes and Villains: Mission Pak
    10. Heroes and Villains: Bridge To Indians
    11. Heroes and Villains: Part 1 Tag
    12. Heroes and Villains: Pickup To 3rd Verse
    Heroes and Villains (1/27/67)
    13. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised
    14. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (Cantina track)
    15. Heroes and Villains: Whistling Bridge
    16. Heroes and Villains: Cantina
    17. Heroes and Villains: All Day
    18. Heroes and Villains: Verse Edit Experiment
    Heroes and Villains Session (2/15/67)
    19. Heroes and Villains: Prelude to Fade
    20. Heroes and Villains: Piano Theme
    Heroes and Villains Session (2/20/67)
    21. Heroes and Villains: Part 2
    22. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 (Gee)(Master take)
    23. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 Revised
    24. Heroes and Villains: Part 2 Revised (Master take)
    25. Heroes and Villains: Part 3 (Animals)(Master take)
    26. Heroes and Villains: Part 4
    27. Heroes and Villains: Part Two (Master take) (2/27/67)
    28. Heroes and Villains: Fade (2/28/67)
    Heroes and Villains Session (3/1/67)
    29. Heroes and Villains: Verse Remake
    30. Heroes and Villains: Organ Waltz / Intro
    Heroes and Villains Session (6/14/67)
    31. Heroes and Villains: Chorus Vocals
    32. Heroes and Villains: Barbershop
    33. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (Remake)
    34. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (Master take Overdubs Mix 1)
    35. Heroes and Villains: Children Were Raised (Master take A Capella)
    Bonus Tracks:
    36. Heroes and Villains Piano Demo (incorporating I'm In Great Shape and Barnyard) Brian with Van Dyke Parks and Humble Harve Miller, KHJ Radio (11/4/66)
    37. Psycodelic Sounds: Brian Falls Into A Microphone (11/4/66)
    38. Psycodelic Sounds: Moaning Laughing (11/4/66)


    CD 3 - Session Highlights
    Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    Do You Like Worms Session (10/18/66)
    1. Do You Like Worms: Part 1
    2. Do You Like Worms: Part 2 (Bicycle Rider)
    3. Do You Like Worms: Part 3
    4. Do You Like Worms: Part 4 (Bicycle Rider)
    5. Do You Like Worms: Bicycle Rider Overdubs (Heroes And Villains Part 2) (1/5/67)
    My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter / You Are My Sunshine)
    6. My Only Sunshine: Parts 1 & 2 (11/14/66)
    7. My Only Sunshine: Part 2 (Master Take With Vocal Overdubs) (2/10/67)
    Cabin Essence
    Cabin Essence Session (10/3/66)
    8. Cabin Essence: Verse
    9. Cabin Essence: Chorus
    10. Cabin Essence: Tag
    Wonderful
    11. Wonderful (Version 1) (8/25/66)
    Wonderful (Version 2 Rock With Me, Henry) Session (1/9/67)
    12. Wonderful (Version 2)
    13. Wonderful (Version 2 Tag)
    14. Wonderful (Version 3) (4/10/67?)
    Look (Song For Children)
    15. Look (8/12/66)
    Child Is Father Of The Man
    16. Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 1) (10/7/66)
    17. Child Is Father Of The Man (Version 2) (10/11/66)
    Surf's Up
    18. Surf's Up: 1st Movement (11/4/66)
    19. Surf's Up: Talking Horns (11/7/66)
    20. Surfs Up: Piano Demo (Master Take) (12/15/66)
    I Wanna Be Around / Workshop (Friday Night)
    21. I Wanna Be Around (11/29/66)
    Vega-Tables (Vegetables)
    Vegetables Sessions (4/4/67 4/11/67)
    22. Vegetables: Verse (Master Take Track) (4/4 4/11/67)
    23. Vegetables: Sleep A Lot (Chorus)
    24. Vegetables: Chorus 1 (Master Take)
    25. Vegetables: 2nd Chorus (Master Take Track And Backing Vocals)
    26. Vegetables: Insert (Part 4) (Master Take)


    CD 4
    Session Highlights
    Vega-Tables (Vegetables) (continued)
    1. Vegetables: Fade (4/12/67)
    2. Vegetables: Ballad Insert (4/14/67)
    Holidays
    3. Holidays (9/8/66)
    Wind Chimes
    4. Wind Chimes (Version 1) (8/3/66)
    Wind Chimes (Version 2) Session (10/5/66)
    5. Wind Chimes (Version 2)
    6. Wind Chimes (Version 2 Tag)
    The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    7. The Elements (Fire) (11/28/66)
    Love to Say Dada / Cool, Cool Water
    Da Da Session (12/22/66)
    8. Da Da (Taped Piano Strings)
    9. Da Da (Fender Rhodes)
    Love To Say Dada Sessions (5/16/67 - 5/18/67)
    10. Love To Say Dada: Part 1 (5/16/67)
    11. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (5/17/67)
    12. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Master Take) (5/17/67)
    13. Love To Say Dada: Part 2 (Second Day) (5/18/67)
    Cool, Cool Water
    14. Cool, Cool Water (Version 1) (6/7/67)
    15. Cool, Cool Water (Version 2) (10/26/67 & 10/29/67)
    Smile Additional Sessions
    16. You're Welcome (12/15/66)
    17. You're With Me Tonight (6/66/7/67)
    18. Tune X (3/3/673/31/67)
    19. I Don't Know (1/12/67)
    20. Three Blind Mice (10/15/65)
    21. Teeter Totter Love (Jasper Dailey) (1/25/67 & 2/9/67)
    Bonus Tracks:
    22. Psycodelic Sounds - Underwater Chant (11/4/66)
    23. Hal Blaine Vega-Tables Promo Session (11/16/66)
    24. Heroes And Villains: Early Version Outtake Sections (1/67 2/67)


    CD 5
    Session Highlights
    Good Vibrations Sessions
    1. Good Vibrations: Gold Star 2/18/66 (The Pet Sounds Session)
    2. Good Vibrations: Gold Star 4/9/66
    3. Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 (First Chorus)
    4. Good Vibrations: Western 5/4/66 (Second Chorus & Fade)
    5. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 1)
    6. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Parts 2 & 3)
    7. Good Vibrations: Sunset Sound 5/24/66 (Part 4)
    8. Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Part C)
    9. Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Chorus)
    10. Good Vibrations: Western 5/27/66 (Fade Sequence)
    11. Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 1)
    12. Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 3)
    13. Good Vibrations (Inspiration): Western 6/2/66 (Part 4)
    14. Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 1)
    15. Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 & Verse)
    16. Good Vibrations: Western 6/16/66 (Part 2 Continued)
    17. Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 1)
    18. Good Vibrations: Western 6/18/66 (Part 2)
    19. Good Vibrations (Persuasion): Western 9/1/66
    20. Good Vibrations: Western 9/1/66 (New Bridge)
    21. Good Vibrations: Session Masters
    22. Good Vibrations: Single Version Stereo Track
    23. Good Good Good Vibrations (First Version With Overdubs) 3/66
    24. Good Vibrations: Alternate Edit 8/24/66

    The Beach Boys
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  • Songs Cycled Songs Cycled Quick View

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    Songs Cycled

    This album is released on Bella Union 45 years from my debut album "Song Cycle" (when I was but 24). In both cases, there's a maverick on the loose, with a highly personal set of tunes and instrumentals. All of them reveal an iconoclast tilting at windmills, railing at tyrants, barking at masters of war, and celebrating a shameless commitment to the very definition of 'Americana'. As I was in my brunette era, at age 70, I'm found looking through the glass darkly. These new songs show more than a hint of an eco-politic. In fact, there's nothing more precious than the song-form to revolutionize popular thoughts and practices that need a jolt of shock therapy. Yet, songwriters must work with a leger demain. A light hand and heart can draw more approval than a heavy-handed scold. My first aim is to entertain the ear with beautiful sounds. I try to do that as an arranger. These pieces reveal my best effort.


    I've drawn from a grab-bag of American roots music, from the 19th Century forward. (It was, after all, 'The American Century'). Yet this song-set goes beyond, and muses about '9/11' and other self-inflicted wounds ('Wall Street'). It explores the American bombing of Baghdad ('Dreaming of Paris'), the chicanery of Big-Oil ('Black Gold'). I insist that the song-form is the most potent political tool available. I learned as much from Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, and yes, Bob Dylan.


    Still there's time for folderol. 'Sassafrass' captures all I love about the youth I spent in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. It's a roll in the grass. There's the renegade arranger in that, reflecting my obsession for studio technique, sound- effects with tuneful percussion that I first heard in 1948, in the music of Spike Jones.


    I guess I am like that rusty nail that sticks out, just waiting to be hammered down by an intolerant bastard, with no room for what isn't rockin' or classically elite. In truth, I embrace both those worlds. Guilty as charged, I'm wrapped in the flag, looking through the glass, at the world beyond informed yet optimistic, in my dream escape. It hangs together well, as we must, lest we all hang separately.


    I have so many contributing visual artists to thank, for coating it all so deliciously.

    -Van Dyke Parks

    1. Dreaming of Paris
    2. Hold Back Time
    3. Sassafras
    4. Black Gold
    5. Aquarium
    6. Money Is King
    7. Wall Street
    8. The Parting Hand
    9. The All Golden
    10. Wedding in Madagascar
    11. Missin' Missippi
    12. Amazing Graces
    Van Dyke Parks
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  • Arrangements Volume 1 Arrangements Volume 1 Quick View

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    Arrangements Volume 1

    This new compilation is presented by Van Dyke Parks Bananastan label. All of the tracks on this album, by a diverse range of artists, have one thing in common, they were arranged by Van Dyke Parks. This compilation covers Parks first solo recordings through the classic creative period of Warner Brothers, where his arrangements and production can be found throughout the roster. Including both rare sides and hit records, Van Dykes touch can be heard throughout these fine tracks.


    From the mid-60s through the early '70s, this new compilation contains 15 classics appearing together on one album for the first time. From the earliest work of Ry Cooder to classic Little Feat; Bonnie Raitts Calypso to Arlo Guthries gospel; The Mojo Mens psychedelic sounds to six rare or unreleased Van Dyke Parks solo recordings; from Dino Martin Jrs hot reggae to Beau Brummels, Sal Valentinos and Little Feats Lowell Georges solo sides; these 15 songs all have the arranging imprint of the great Van Dyke Parks. 180 gram vinyl.

    1. Donovan's Colours (mono) - George Washington Brown
    2. Come to the Sunshine - Van Dyke Parks
    3. The Eagle And Me - Van Dyke Parks
    4. Friends and Lovers - Sal Valentino
    5. Alligator Man - Sal Valentino
    6. Farther Along - Van Dyke Parks
    7. Valley to Pray - Arlo Guthrie
    8. Out On The Rolling Sea When Jesus Speak To Me - Van Dyke Parks
    9. Sittin' Here in Limbo - Dino Martin
    10. Wha She Go Do - Bonnie Raitt
    11. Sit Down I Think I Love You - The Mojo Men
    12. One Meat Ball - Ry Cooder
    13. Cheek To Cheek - Lowell George
    14. Spanish Moon - Little Feat
    15. Moog Music ('67) - Van Dyke Parks
    Van Dyke Parks
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  • Amazing Graces / Hold Back Time Amazing Graces / Hold Back Time Quick View

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    Amazing Graces / Hold Back Time

    The 3rd single in the series: Hold Back Time is a love song while Amazing Graces is an orchestral variation on a hymn. Both front and back sleeve art are photos of two life-size Van Dyke Parks statues by sculptor Charles Ray.
    1. Amazing Graces
    2. Hold Back Time
    Van Dyke Parks
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  • Tim Buckley (On Sale) Tim Buckley (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Tim Buckley (On Sale)

    This self-titled work is Tim's debut album, originally released in 1966. Most of the songs were co-written by Buckley and Larry Beckett while still in high school. It also features lifelong friend and collaborator Lee Underwood as well as Van Dyke Parks. This mostly folk oriented album was the start of a incredibly versatile career in which he later incorporated Jazz, Psychedelia, Funk, Soul, Avant-garde.
    1. I Can't See You
    2. Wings
    3. Song Of The Magician
    4. Strange Street Affair Under Blue
    5. Valentine Melody
    6. Aren't You The Girl
    7. Song Slowly Song
    8. It Happens Every Time
    9. Song For Jainie
    10. Grief In My Soul
    11. She Is
    Tim Buckley
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  • Paranoid Cat Paranoid Cat Quick View

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    Paranoid Cat

    Paranoid Cat is Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth's third solo album and the first for Family Vineyard. It is a sprawling, harmonically-charged side-long suite backed by a clutch of compositions merging raw and delicate American roots traditions. The kaleidoscopic arrangements of Paranoid Cat are a leap from the stripped down attack on Forsyth's hotly acclaimed 2009 Dreams - to be reissued by Family Vineyard later this year -- with hints of John Fahey's America, Richard Lloyd's work with Television, John Lee Hooker, and Van Dyke Parks all being identifiable somewhere in the swirling mix.
    1.Paranoid Cat, Parts 1-3
    2.New Pharmacist Boogie [For Jack]
    3.Front Street Drone
    4.Anniversary Day
    Chris Forsyth
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  • Jack Of Hearts Jack Of Hearts Quick View

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    Jack Of Hearts

    A possible breakout album for Anthony Wilson, this organ trio with the superb Larry Goldings on B3 features two of the finest drummers working today, half the tunes are with the swinging Jeff Hamilton on drums and the rest session drummer par excellence Jim Keltner who lays down some truly great percussion. Aside from Wilson's exploration of Latin, south of the border influences, the recording features unique performances of music by Ellington, Hawkins, Jerry Goldsmith and Van Dyke Parks. Recorded direct to 2-track pure analogue in the legendary Oceanway Studio A in Hollywood, CA.

    1. Mezcal (A.Wilson/L.Goldings)
    2. Jack Of Hearts (A.Wilson)

    3. Hawk Eyes (C.Hawkins)

    4. Carnegie Blues (D.Ellington)

    5. Theme from Chinatown (J.Goldsmith)

    6. Vida Perdida Acabou (A.Wilson)

    7. Orange Crate Art (V.D.Parks)

    8. Harajuku (A.Wilson/L.Goldings)

    9. Zweet Zursday (D.Ellington)

    10. Homecoming (A.Wilson)
    Anthony Wilson Trio
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  • Ghetto Bells Ghetto Bells Quick View

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    Ghetto Bells

    "These songs are ultimately and admirably patient and fluid, building not to grandiloquent climaxes but to a greater and greater complexity of meaning." - Pitchfork

    "The songs are all-encompassing. They sweep you up. They really get to you." - Washington Post

    Ghetto Bells matches the poetic power of Vic Chesnutt's words with some of the most elegantly simpatico backing he's ever been blessed with,including jazz icon Bill Frisell on guitars, legendary writer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Van Dyke Parks on piano, accordion, and organ, Don Heffington of Lone Justice and the Jayhawks on drums and percussion,classically trained session-man Dominic Genova on double bass, Tina Chesnutton electric bass and Liz Durrett on exquisite backing vocals. At the time,Vic Chesnutt had released a dozen albums in 15 years. Ghetto Bells has apowerful resonance that reveals itself slowly. A pair of seven-minute pieces are the heart of the album, both moving forward slowly, but ever so purposefully.One of them, "Rambunctious Cloud," is further sweetened by the presence of Van Dyke Parks on accordion and a staggering guitar solo from Bill Frisell.

    LP 1
    1. Virginia
    2. Little Caesar
    3. What Do You Mean?
    4. Got To Me
    5. Ignorant People
    6. Forthright
    7. To Be With You


    LP 2
    1. Vesuvius
    2. Rambunctious Cloud
    3. The Garden
    4. Gnats
    5. Vesuvius (Demo)
    6. Forthright (Demo)
    7. Prevails (Demo)

    Vic Chesnutt
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  • Flash Harry Flash Harry Quick View

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    Flash Harry

    Harry Nilsson's Last Album, Unavailable For Over 30 Years!


    Finally Released For The First Time Ever In North America.


    Paul McCartney and John Lennon described him as the Beatles' favorite group, he won Grammy awards, wrote and recorded hit songs, and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox, or as underrated, as Harry Nilsson.


    Flash Harry was the 16th and final album released by Harry Nilsson. Originally issued only on vinyl in the U.K. and Japan. This legendary album has never been released in the U.S. The album features Nilsson's own recording of Old Dirt Road, co-written and performed with John Lennon on Lennon's album Walls and Bridges (1974), Lennon's last album of original songs before his six year hiatus. Other song collaborators include Lowell George, Van Dyke Parks and Ringo Starr. The title track "Harry" is performed by Eric Idle and Charlie Dore.

    1. Harry • Eric Idle and Charlie Dore
    2. Cheek to Cheek
    3. Best Move
    4. Old Dirt Road
    5. I Don't Need You
    6. Rain
    7. I've Got It
    8. It's So Easy
    9. How Long Can Disco On
    10. Bright Side of Life
    Harry Nilsson
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    Tindersticks 1

    A thrilling debut for one of the most original British bands of the '90s. A romantic and elegant chamber pop masterpiece that mixes indie rock forms, the maverick pop song craft of a Lee Hazlewood and/or Van Dyke Parks, and the dark charm and hip romanticism of Ian Curtis, Scott Walker and Leonard Cohen.


    While in the U.K. it was named album of the year (1993) by Melody Maker, in the U.S. Rolling Stone wrote: The 1st Tindersticks album draws inspiration from the playful narrative style of producer Lee Hazlewood, the Cinemascope orchestrations of John Barry and the twilight-zone claustrophobia of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.

    1. El Diablo En El Ojo

    2. A Night In
    3. My Sister
    4. Tiny Tears
    5. Snowy F# Minor
    6. Seaweed
    7. Vertrauen II
    8. Talk To Me
    9. No More Affairs
    10. Singing
    11. Travelling Light
    12. Cherry Blossoms
    13. She's Gone
    14. Mistakes
    15. Vertrauen III
    16. Sleepy Song
    Tindersticks
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    Golden Suits

    Golden Suits is the first solo project of Fred Nicolaus from the band Department of Eagles. After co-writing many of the group's best known songs, Nicolaus was inspired to write a solo album after a strange year that saw him get chased out of an apartment by a rat infestation, go through a painful breakup, travel to Germany to learn about his grandfather's death in WWII, go broke, and lose forty pounds. The result is a collection of ten songs that combine nostalgia, sentimentality, skewed references to a book about suburban marriage in the 1950s, personal confessions and abstract non-sequitors that take a shot at the sublime. Musically, the songs follow the thread of Department of Eagles' swervy take on classic pop in the vein of Randy Newman, Van Dyke Parks, Paul Simon, and Lennon and McCartney solo.
    1. Swimming In '99
    2. Under Your Wing
    3. I Think You Would Have Been Mine
    4. You Can't Make Your Mind Up
    5. Restaurant Song
    6. Didn't I Warn You
    7. Wash It Away
    8. Find A Way
    9. Little One
    10. Dearly Beloved
    Golden Suits
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    A film that helped to cement Jack Nicholson's reputation as an actor willing to take roles on the bleeding edge, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was also notable for giving director Milos Forman a solid position in American cinema...and for giving composer Jack Nitzsche a place to show what he could do. As it is, the edgy nature of the film extends into the score, giving it a profoundly disturbing feel at times -- even when it appears to be relatively normal. The music has a tendency to always be a little off-kilter, and from time to time it tilts completely over into a strange little world of its own (something very familiar to fans of Van Dyke Parks, with whom Nitzsche worked quite a bit). It's a pity that this score has faded from sight over the time since its 1991 remastering; the music has certainly continued to stand up well over time.


    -Steven McDonald (All Music Guide)

    1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Opening Theme)
    2. Medication Valse
    3. Bus Ride to Paradise
    4. Cruising
    5. Trolling
    6. Aloha Los Pescadores
    7. Charmaine
    8. Play the Game
    9. Last Dance
    10. Act of Love
    11. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Closing Theme)
    Jack Nitzsche
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    Last Night On Earth

    "At times sounding like Hendrix operating a theremin, and elsewhere resembling the mournful cries of lonesome satellites."

    - Filter


    "It's great to hear the third voice in Sonic Youth stretching out... a reminder of their irreplaceable magic."

    - Rolling Stone


    Inspired by time spent trapped in his apartment during Hurricane Sandy last fall, Lee Ranaldo's new album with his band The Dust tackles themes of despair, rage and societal shift. The songs on the new album are darker, longer and more intense than those of its predecessor. In particular, the intertwining guitar play between Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and Alan Licht (Love Child, Run On, acclaimed solo work) enlivens these beautiful, scary songs.


    The Dust also features the incredible drumming of Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and bass work of Tim LÜntzel (who has worked with artists from Van Dyke Parks to Norah Jones). The rock-solid rhythm section grounds the exploratory, inviting music. "Every time I wait for the revolution to come," Ranaldo sings on "Home Chds." "Every night I think it's here and then it's gone."


    "A solo record works best when you feel like you're opening a window into somebody's life, experiencing the things they're going through or thinking about, places they're seeing, through their eyes. At its best, you find a universality in it." - Lee Ranaldo

    1. Lecce, Leaving
    2. Key / Hole
    3. Home Chds
    4. The Rising Tide
    5. Last Night On Earth
    6. By The Window
    7. Late Descent #2
    8. Ambulancer
    9. Blackt Out
    Lee Ranaldo And The Dust
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    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Soundtrack

    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 2007 film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.


    The cast and crew recorded 40 original songs;33 are featured in the movie. Singer-songwriter Dan Bern and Mike Viola (of the Candy Butchers) wrote most of the film's songs, including There's a Change A' Happenin', The Mulatto Song and Hole in My Pants. Marshall Crenshaw wrote the title tune and Van Dyke Parks penned one of the 1960-styled psychedelic jams, Black Sheep.


    Singer Angela Correa provides the voice of Darlene Madison Cox (played in the film by actress Jenna Fischer), as she did in the feature film.


    A number of critics noted the unusually high quality of many of the individual songs on the soundtrack; how well they reflected the styles and times they were attempting to spoof and how well they stood on their own as quality compositions. The soundtrack was nominated for both a Grammy and Golden Globe Award and was nominated and won the Sierra Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society.

    1. Walk Hard (Written by Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan)
    2. Take My Hand (Written by Antonio Ortiz, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan)
    3. (Mama) You Got To Love Your Negre Man (Written by Michael Andrews, John C. Reilly, Robert Walter, Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan)
    4. A Life Without You (Is No Life At All) (Written by Mike Viola)
    5. Let's Duet (Written by Charlie Wadhams and Benji Hughes)
    6. Darling (Written by Mike Viola and John C. Reilly)
    7. (I Hate You) Big Daddy (Written by Mike Viola)
    8. Guilty As Charged (Written by Charlie Wadhams and Gus Seyffert)
    9. Dear Mr. President (Written by Dan Bern and Mike Viola)
    10. Let Me Hold You (Little Man) (Written by Dan Bern, Mike Viola and Manish Raval)
    11. Royal Jelly (Written by Dan Bern)
    12. Black Sheep (Written by Michael Andrews and Van Dyke Parks)
    13. Starman (Written by David Bowie)
    14. Beautiful Ride (Written by Dan Bern and Mike Viola)
    15. (Have You Heard The News) Dewey Cox Died (Written by Dan Bern)
    John C. Reilly
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    Diorama

    Australian rockers Silverchair released their fourth studio album Diorama in 2002. The follow-up album to Neon Ballroom (1999) was co-produced by Daniel Johns (singer, guitar)and David Bottrill. Diorama marked Johns' first production credit, while Bottril had worked on albums for a variety of other bands (Muse, Tool, The Smashing Pumpkins).


    On Diorama Silverchair worked with composer Van Dyke Parks. The album contains various orchestral arrangements and power ballads, which was a change from the post-grunge music typical of their earlier work (Frogstomp and Freak Show), but consistent with the band's previous orchestrations on the album Neon Ballroom. The album includes singles like The Greatest View and Without You. Diorama reached number One on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Albums Chart and won five ARIA Awards in 2002.


    Diorama was originally released on vinyl in 2002 in Australia and only available in very small quantities. Music On Vinyl is excited to add a high quality re-issue of this highly looked after vinyl record to their catalogue.

    1. Across The Night
    2. The Greatest View
    3. Without You
    4. World Upon Your Shoulders
    5. One Way Mule
    6. Tuna In The Brine
    7. Too Much Of Not Enough
    8. Luv Your Life
    9. The Lever
    10. My Favourite Thing
    11. After All These Years
    Silverchair
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    Rufus Wainwright

    Rufus Wainwright is the eponymous debut studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, originally released in 1998. The album was produced by Jon Brion, except In My Arms was produced and mixed by Pierre Marchand, and Millbrook and Baby were produced by Brion and Van Dyke Parks. Lenny Waronker was the executive producer.


    Wainwright was signed to the DreamWorks label in 1996 after Waronker heard the demo tape he recorded with Marchand. Over the course of two years, Wainwright and Brion recorded 56 songs on 62 rolls of tape at a cost that exceeded $700,000, which was then narrowed down to twelve tracks for the album. No singles were released from Rufus Wainwright, though Sophie Muller directed the music video for April Fools, which featured Wainwright in Los Angeles attempting to prevent the deaths of opera heroines. To support the album, Wainwright toured throughout the United States and Canada following its release.


    Though the album failed to chart in any nations, Wainwright reached number 24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart (which highlights sales by new and developing musical recording artists) and Rolling Stone named Wainwright the Best New Artist of 1998. Rufus Wainwright also earned him recognitions from the Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards and the Juno Awards.

    LP 1
    1. Foolish Love
    2. Danny Boy
    3. April Fools
    4. In My Arms
    5. Millbrook
    6. Baby


    LP 2
    1. Beauty Mark
    2. Barcelona
    3. Matinee Idol
    4. Damned Ladies
    5. Sally Ann
    6. Imaginary Love

    Rufus Wainwright
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    Coming Forth By Day

    Coming Forth By Day is described as Cassandra Wilson's moody, soulful showcase for contemporary yet timeless interpretations of standards associated with her musical inspiration, according to information from Legacy Recordings.


    "Cassandra Wilson is one of the world's most elegant and tasteful artists. Her decision to channel the spirit of Billie Holiday on her new album is a perfect complement to Legacy's plans for celebrating Lady Day's centennial, said Adam Block of Legacy Recordings. "It's an absolute treat to work with Cassandra in the realization of this unexpected and sublimely beautiful music.


    Coming Forth By Day was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave's producer for the last decade among many other adventurous credits. Wilson recorded the music at Seedy Underbelly studios in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios, accompanied by an A list musical team including producer Launay (Nick Cave, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Arcade Fire), guitarists T Bone Burnett and Nick Zinner of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, string arranger Van Dyke Parks and rhythm section The Bad Seeds (drummer Thomas Wydler and bassist Martyn P. Casey).


    Wilson is a leading American jazz vocalist/musician/songwriter/producer who has received many awards and accolades, including: two Grammys (1996, Best Jazz Vocal Performance for New Moon Daughter; 2009, Best Jazz Vocal Album for Loverly);Down Beat's Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year (1994-1996); the Montreal International Jazz Festival's Miles Davis Prize (1999); named America's Best Singer in Time magazine (2001); honorary doctorate in the Arts from Millsaps College (2003); added to the Mississippi Blues Trail (2010); and taken home the BET Soul Train Award (2011, Best Traditional Jazz Album for Silver Pony).

    LP 1
    1. Don't Explain
    2. Billie's Blues
    3. Crazy He Calls Me
    4. You Go To My Head
    5. All Of Me
    6. The Way You Look Tonight


    LP 2
    1. Good Morning Heartache
    2. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    3. These Foolish Things
    4. Strange Fruit
    5. I'll Be Seeing You
    6. Last Song (For Lester)

    Cassandra Wilson
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    Surf's Up

    33 1/3 RPM Stereo Only


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Worth noting on Surf's Up is Stephen Desper's engineering work - the entire album was mixed to a center channel quad matrix that he was developing at the time.


    Surf's Up hit the Top 30 on its first release, reaching No. 29 on the Billboard LP charts - the highest chart placement the group had had since 1967. At the time of its release, Surf's Up was hailed by many as a comeback for The Beach Boys, who were beginning to attract raves for their live performances, including highly acclaimed sets at New York's legendary Carnegie Hall.


    Carl Wilson makes solid contributions on Surf's Up with Long Promised Road and Feel Flows, and the album also features stellar tracks by Al Jardine and Mike Love, as well as Bruce Johnston's most enduring composition, the gently nostalgic Disney Girls (1957), but the album's twin jewels are both from Brian Wilson - Til I Die and the title track - one of the centerpieces of the then-unreleased Smile (cowritten by lyricist Van Dyke Parks and here given that album's Child Is Father to the Man as a glorious coda.)


    Surf's Up track A Day in the Life of a Tree is the first in a series of Brian's songs that close the album. It's simultaneously one of Brian Wilson's most deeply touching and unusual compositions; he is the narrator and object of the song (though not the vocalist; co-writer Jack Rieley lends a hand), lamenting his long life amid the pollution and grime of a city park while the somber tones of a pipe organ build atmosphere. Til I Die, isn't the love song the title suggests; it's a haunting, fatalistic piece of pop surrealism that appeared to signal Brian's retirement from active life.

    1. Don't Go Near The Water
    2. Long Promised Road
    3. Take A Load Off Your Feet
    4. Disney Girls
    5. Student Demonstration Time
    6. Feel Flows
    7. Lookin' At Tomorrow (A Welfare Song)
    8. A Day In The Life Of A Tree
    9. 'Til I Die
    10. Surf's Up
    Beach Boys
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  • Thanks I'll Eat It Here Thanks I'll Eat It Here Quick View

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    Thanks I'll Eat It Here


    The Lowell George & Little Feat 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Lowell George's Final Masterpiece + 1 Bonus Track Not On Original Vinyl


    Featuring Bonnie Raitt, Billy Payne, Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett, Nicky Hopkins, David Foster & More


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Warner Bros. Tapes


    For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter and moved on to a stunning career with his band of
    renown Little Feat, the late great Lowell George continually proved to be a major force on the music scene for his short
    time on earth. His music transcended all genres of music styles, fusing rock, R&B and folk landscapes with thought
    provoking and stellar lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts.


    After reaching very successful heights with Little Feat, Lowell decided it was time to record a solo album with
    1979's Thanks I'll Eat It Here.


    Thanks I'll Eat It Here finds Lowell George groovin' back to the earlier boogie and New Orleans rock and R&B
    feel found on his earlier Little Feat albums. Released a very short time before his untimely death, the album included
    his brilliant 20 Million Things, a funk infused Little Feat revisit with Two Trains, plus several inspiring collaborations
    with notable friends like Van Dyke Parks and Little Feat's Fred Tackett, as well as significant cover versions like Allen
    Toussaint's What Do You Want the Girl to Do, which the late artist truly made his own.


    The all-star recording sessions included some of the finest talents and close friends like Bonnie Raitt, John David
    Souther, John Phillips, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins (Quicksilver, Rolling Stones) David Foster, Floyd Sneed and Jimmy
    Greenspoon (Three Dog Night), David Paich and Jeff Porcaro (Toto), and of course a handful of the original Little Feat
    alumni like Richie Hayward, Fred Tackett and Billy Payne.


    Out-of-print on viny for several decades now, Friday Music is very honored to offer Lowell George's first and only
    solo album Thanks I'll Eat It Here/The Deluxe Edition. For this special occasion, we are including the rare original CD
    only release of Heartaches featuring a stellar duet with Valerie Carter.


    In addition to the newly impeccably mastered original recording, we are also enclosing the original LP sized
    artwork elements in a first time rare gatefold cover featuring Neon Park's stunning front cover, as well as liner notes
    from Lowell George to enhance this wonderful and classic self-produced album.


    Mastered impeccably from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis
    Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again.


    The legacy of Lowell George continues with his 1979 classic recording Thanks I'll Eat It Here/The Deluxe
    Edition finally available once again on an impeccably mastered LP only from your friends at Friday Music.

    1. What Do You Want the Girl to Do
    2. Honest Man
    3. Two Trains
    4. I Can't Stand the Rain
    5. Cheek to Cheek
    6. Easy Money
    7. 20 Million Things
    8. Find a River
    9. Himmler's Ring
    10. Heartaches
    Lowell George
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    The Smile Sessions

    With the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the bands legendary 1966-67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album.


    In numerous sessions between the spring of 1966 and the summer of 1967, The Beach Boys recorded a bounty of songs and drafts for an album, SMiLE, that was intended to follow the band's 1966 masterpiece, Pet Sounds. The master tapes were ultimately shelved, and The Beach Boys' SMiLE has never been released. Drawn from the original masters, The SMiLE Sessions presents an in-depth overview of The Beach Boys' recording sessions for the enigmatic album, which has achieved legendary, mythical status for music fans around the world.


    The SMiLE Sessions double vinyl LP features an approximation of what was intended to be the completed SMiLE album, compiled from The Beach Boys original session masters. Additional session highlights and bonus tracks are also included, including demos and stereo mixes.


    Produced by Brian Wilson, Mark Linett, Alan Boyd and Dennis Wolfe in Los Angeles The SMiLE Sessions 2LP Set includes an assembled collection of core session tracks. The SMiLE Sessions invites the listener into the studio to experience the album's creation, with producer, singer and bassist Brian Wilson's vision leading the way as he guides his fellow Beach Boys, singer Mike Love, drummer Dennis Wilson, lead guitarist Carl Wilson, rhythm guitarist Al Jardine, and newest member Bruce Johnston (who'd replaced Brian Wilson in the touring group during 1965), through the legendary sessions.


    Artwork for The SMiLE Sessions has been created with and inspired by Beat-Pop artist Frank Holmes original 1967 LP sleeve art and booklet designs intended for the SMiLE album.


    When Capitol/EMI and The Beach Boys first announced plans for The SMiLE Sessions 2011 release, the news spread rapidly. Pitchfork reported, The Beach Boys SMiLE is quite possibly the most storied album in rock history, Billboard proclaimed the upcoming release an event that pop music fans have been waiting for since the Summer of Love, and The Washington Post called SMiLE the most legendary unreleased album of all time.


    The best efforts have been taken by The Beach Boys, the producers, and Capitol/EMI to present the SMiLE album sessions most vital and fascinating elements. However, there will no doubt be some debate amongst Beach Boys fans around the world who, during the past four decades, have become familiar with a variety of widely-traded bootlegged bits and pieces from the sessions. As recently explained by the Detroit Metro Times, No album, released or not, has generated a more personal relationship with its audience, since no two people can ever agree on its content and purpose.


    Beginning with Good Vibrations, The Beach Boys best-selling record in a long string of hits, Brian Wilson had begun to construct songs in a modular form, crafting individual sections that would later be edited together to form a coherent whole. In several intense bursts of creative energy, Wilson, drawing on the talents of the finest studio musicians in Los Angeles and utilizing the best studio facilities available on any given day, laid down dozens of musical fragments, all designed to fit together in any number of possible combinations. No one had done this before in pop music, and his next endeavor would be an album-length version of this unique and luxurious songwriting parlance: SMiLE.


    In 1965, Brian Wilson met an up-and-coming session keyboard player and songwriter, Van Dyke Parks. Noticing Parks' conversational eloquence, Wilson felt that he could help to volley The Beach Boys songwriting into the wave of broader-messaged and socially-conscious rock 'n' roll that would come to define the '60s. They were soon collaborating on keynote songs for SMiLE, including Heroes And Villains, the bands follow-up single to Good Vibrations. Wilson and Parks would also co-write Surf's Up, Vega-Tables, Cabin Essence, Do You Like Worms, Wonderful, Wind Chimes, and other pieces of the SMiLE tapestry. Parks also introduced Frank Holmes to create album sleeve art and a booklet interpreting the albums James Joyce-mode lyrics.


    The reason SMiLE did not see a release in 1967 had more to do with back room business that obscured the creative side of the program than anything else. In late 1966, The Beach Boys formed Brother Records, initially to produce outside artists. Soon, however, The Beach Boys would become embroiled in a court action with Capitol Records with the goal to become the top-selling artists on their self-owned, independent label. The group withheld Heroes And Villains and announced they would instead release Vega-Tables recorded with the bands own money in April of '67 on Brother Records. By July of 1967, Capitol Records and The Beach Boys had come to terms, with Capitol agreeing to distribute the bands Brother Records, and it was agreed that SMiLE was no longer to be the bands next album.

    LP 1
    Side 1
    1. Our Prayer
    2. Gee
    3. Heroes and Villains
    4. Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
    5. I'm In Great Shape
    6. Barnyard
    7. My Only Sunshine (The Old Master Painter/You Are My Sunshine)
    8. Cabin Essence


    Side 2
    1. Wonderful
    2. Look (Song for Children)
    3. Child Is Father Of the Man
    4. Surf's Up


    LP 2
    Side 3
    1. I Wanna Be Around / Workshop
    2. Vega-Tables
    3. Holidays
    4. Wind Chimes
    5. The Elements: Fire (Mrs. O'Leary's Cow)
    6. Love to Say Dada
    7. Good Vibrations


    Side 4
    1. You're Welcome (stereo mix)
    2. Vega-Tables (stereo mix)
    3. Wind Chimes (stereo mix)
    4. Cabin Essence (Session highlights and stereo backing track)
    5. Surf's Up (Session Excerpt and Stereo mix)

    The Beach Boys
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    Holland

    Holland In 33 1/3 RPM Stereo Only; Bonus Track Together With 12-inch EP Included!


    Bonus Track We Got Love Restored; Left Off Of Original U.S. Pressings!


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    The Beach Boy's Holland, the group's 19th studio album, was recorded in Baambrugge, Netherlands in the summer of 1972 and released in January 1973. Our Analogue Productions reissue also includes a bonus 12-inch EP: Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale). Plus the restoration of We Got Love, eliminated from original U.S. copies of the album!


    By mid-1972, with Wilson's focus waning from the Beach Boys to other creative outlets, and his personal and health-related issues mounting, Wilson was producing less music for the band than ever before. They decamped for the Netherlands hoping to jump-start Brian's creative energies.


    Wilson contributed little to the album, concentrating his musical efforts on Mount Vernon and Fairway, a 10-minute long musical fairy tale eventually included with the album as a bonus EP.


    The title of the bonus EP was named after the intersection where the Love family lived in Los Angeles, and where the Wilsons and Loves would gather for family celebrations back in the 1940s and '50s when Brian, Mike, Carl and Dennis were all growing up. As a concept for a Beach Boys track, Mount Vernon and Fairway initially received a less than enthusiastic response from the other band members when Brian first presented the idea to the group, and this only fueled Brian's steadily worsening depression. Eventually, Carl stepped in to produce the recording for Brian, and the decision was made to include the fairy tale in the album package as a separate EP. Brian himself designed the EP's picture sleeve.


    Although Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale) was narrated by Jack Rieley, the voice of the Pied Piper was supplied by Brian in a slightly grainier-sounding cartoon voice.


    The instrumental tracks for Mount Vernon and Fairway (A Fairy Tale) were later released on Good Vibrations: Thirty years of The Beach Boys as Fairy Tale Music.


    Upon the band's return from the Netherlands in the fall, Holland was rejected by Reprise Records for not having a potential hit single. Added to the track list was an unfinished Brian Wilson song Sail On, Sailor, that he'd originally co-written with Ray Kennedy, and finally completed with the help of Van Dyke Parks, Jack Reiley and Tandyn Almer. It would ultimately become Holland's most famous track. A casualty of the album's tracklist reshuffling was another Fataar/Chaplin tune, written with Mike Love, called We Got Love. A live version was included on the group's 1973 release The Beach Boys In Concert.


    Early test pressings of Holland, made in the U.S. and U.K. featured We Got Love, as did a few hundred copies pressed and sold in Germany. Early French and Canadian pressings of Holland mention We Got Love on the jacket, but the song is not on those albums. For this Holland reissue Acoustic Sounds/Analogue Productions has brought back We Got Love as a bonus track!


    The highlights (of Holland are) Carl's 'The Trader,' Brian's 'Sail on, Sailor' and 'Funky Pretty' ... Al Jardine and Mike Love's three-part 'California Saga' shows the effects of their environmentalist spirituality ...(the conclusion, 'California,' is a solid return to the harmony-laden sun-and-surf '60s). 'Only with You' is yet another tender Dennis Wilson ballad, (a rare songwriting collaboration with Mike Love), given an excellent reading by Carl. - AllMusic.com


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Sail On Sailor
    2. Steamboat
    3. California Saga
    4. Part One: Big Sur
    5. Part Two: The Beaks Of Eagles
    6. Part Three: California
    7. The Trader
    8. Leaving This Town
    9. Only With You
    10. Funky Pretty


    12" Mount Vernon EP
    1. Mt. Vernon And Fairway - Theme
    2. I'm The Pied Piper
    3. Better Get Back In Bed
    4. Magic Transistor Radio
    5. I'm The Pied Piper
    6. Radio King Dom
    7. We've Got Love
    8. Sail On Sailor (45 RPM)

    Beach Boys
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    American Tunes

    Nonesuch releases American Tunes, a new studio album by legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. Toussaint had just completed the album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. Recording took place at two sets of sessions with producer Joe Henry: solo piano at Toussaint's New Orleans home studio in 2013, and with the rhythm section of Jay Bellerose and David Piltch-joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks-in Los Angeles in October 2015. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others.


    Allen Toussaint's work as composer, producer, arranger, and performer, especially in the 1960s and '70s, helped shape the sound of R&B, soul, and funk as we know it today. He collaborated memorably with artists ranging from Lee Dorsey and Ernie K. Doe to the Pointer Sisters and Labelle, from the Meters and Dr. John to the Band and Paul McCartney. The New York Times recently said, In Mr. Toussaint's long career as songwriter, arranger and producer he has honed a piano style that's supportive and allusive; a little trill or tremolo sums up all the splashy joys of New Orleans patriarchs like Professor Longhair and James Booker, and a syncopated chord under right-hand octaves summons gospel. Mr. Toussaint has the two-fisted, rippling vocabulary of the city's piano legacy, but he uses it in dapper ways.


    Toussaint's children, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux and Clarence Reginald Toussaint, who have long served as their father's managers, said of the American Tunes album, Our father approached this project with great care and understanding of the songs selected and paid true homage to Professor Longhair, his musical hero. He wanted to bring as much of the Toussaint touch as he could to these wonderful classics.


    Nonesuch previously released The Bright Mississippi in 2009. Also produced by Henry, the record includes songs by jazz greats such as Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn. The album received tremendous critical praise, with the Boston Globe saying it couldn't sound more like New Orleans. (Toussaint) revisits jazz classics and takes them for a stroll through Preservation Hall, imbuing his own funky brand of pop-song charisma. The results are coolly sophisticated, an unfussy, mostly instrumental set of slink-and-slide joints shot through with a harmonic imagination that turns even a traditional hymn into an after-hours swing Toussaint's musical soul guides all, making the classics sound like his own.


    That project indirectly grew from Toussaint's contributions to Our New Orleans, the benefit album that Nonesuch released in fall 2005 to aid hurricane victims in the wake of the Katrina disaster. That collection opens with a version of Yes We Can Can, the Toussaint song the Pointer Sisters made famous, newly recorded with producer Joe Henry, and it included a solo piano piece, Tipitina and Me, co-written by Toussaint in tribute to Professor Longhair.


    Joe Henry had first worked with Toussaint when he invited the pianist to join the sessions for I Believe to My Soul, a studio convocation of mature R&B stars. Henry subsequently acted as producer on Toussaint's post-Katrina collaboration with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse. He describes the most recent sessions: I have been working with Allen Toussaint-under his spell and subject to his influence-for a full decade now. He was a quiet radical, musically-speaking, and a prince of great humility.

    LP 1
    1. Delores' Boyfriend
    2. Viper's Drag
    3. Confessin' (That I Love You)
    4. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
    5. Lotus Blossom
    6. Waltz For Debby
    7. Big Chief
    8. Rocks In My Bed
    9. Danza, Op. 33
    10. Hey Little Girl


    LP 2
    1. Rosetta
    2. Come Sunday
    3. Southern Nights
    4. American Tune
    5. Her Mind Is Gone
    6. Moon River
    7. Bald Head

    Allen Toussaint
    $26.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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