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  • Orb Weaver (On Sale) Orb Weaver (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Orb Weaver (On Sale)

    The third album by the Parson Redheads, Orb Weaver showcases the most vital and inventive elements in the canon of West Coast psych-folk. Under the guidance of producer Scott McCaughey (the Minus 5, R.E.M., the Baseball Project), the Portland, Oregon-based foursome expands its sonic palette in every direction - dosing their rootsy power pop with extra psychedelia, fiercer rock, frothier pop and, as always, buoyant vocal harmonies and tasteful, powerful guitar interplay.
    1. Arcish T
    2. To the Sky
    3. Every Mile
    4. Borrow Your Car
    5. I Never Sleep
    6. Runs Out
    7. Latigo
    8. Lost Again
    9. Beginning
    10. Small Change
    11. Times
    12. Give Yourself Away
    The Parson Red Heads
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  • Dream Weaver (Pure Pleasure) Dream Weaver (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Dream Weaver (Pure Pleasure)

    The first studio date of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette, was recorded and released just a few days before the band took both the European and American festival circuits by storm. First came Europe, which was just getting the disc as the band was tearing up its stages. While the live dates are now the stuff of legend, it's easy to overlook the recordings, but to do so would be a mistake. Dream Weaver is a fully realized project by a band -- a real band -- in which each member has a unique part of the whole to contribute.


    Jarrett's unusual piano style fits musically with Lloyd's lyricism in a way that it shouldn't. Jarrett was even then an iconoclast, playing harmonic figures from the inside out and relying on counterpoint to create new spaces, not fill them in. (Just listen to Autumn Sequence, where his solos and his backing harmonics are equally strident and inventive as Lloyd's Eastern explorations of mood and mode.) And then there's the rhythm section of McBee and DeJohnette, whose modal inventions on the intervals make the Dream Weaver suite an exercise in open time, allowing all players to wander around inside it and take what they want out. The set closes with a group party jam on Sombrero Sam, with Lloyd and Jarrett trading eights on a Cuban variation on a fantasia. There were no records like this one by new groups in 1966.

    Musicians:



    • Charles Lloyd (tenor saxophone, flute)
    • Keith Jarrett (piano)
    • Cecil McBee (bass)
    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)


    Recording: March 1966 by Phil Iehle

    Production: George Avakian & Arif Mardin

    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    Autumn Sequence
    1. Autumn Prelude
    2. Autumn Leaves
    3. Autumn Echo
    Dream Weaver
    4.Meditation
    5.Dervish Dance
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    6. Bird Flight
    7. Love Ship
    8. Sombrero Sam
    Charles Lloyd
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  • Mirepoix and Smoke (Discontinued) (On Sale) Mirepoix and Smoke (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Mirepoix and Smoke (Discontinued) (On Sale)

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    For 31-year-old Minnesota-native Ben Weaver, the follow-up to his lauded 2008 album, The Ax in the Oak, was literally cooked up in the kitchen. Weaver was working as a prep cook in a farm-to-table restaurant in Minneapolis, where the songs on his latest album, Mirepoix and Smoke, started to take shape.


    While The Ax in the Oak was more complex in its sound, the result of a collaboration between Weaver and Brian Deck (Califone, Iron and Wine, Mirepoix and Smoke is a decidedly more bucolic affair; its songs are barely accompanied by more than Weavers guitar or banjo and his voice, allowing for a more sensory experience of Weavers signature lyrical poetics. You just dont hear Mirepoix and Smoke, you smell it, taste it, feel it and see it.


    As with Weavers previous two releases, Mirepoix and Smoke was recorded at Chicagos Engine Studios, and was engineered by Neil Strauch (Bonnie Prince Billy, Iron and Wine, Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos). Erica Froman, formerly of the dream-pop collective Anathallo, joined Ben on vocals and piano.

    1. Grass Doe
    2. City Girl
    3. Drag the Hills
    4. East Jefferson
    5. While Im Gone
    6. Maiden Cliff
    7. Split Ends
    8. 22 Shells
    9. Roosters Wife
    Ben Weaver
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  • The Fool The Fool Quick View

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    The Fool

    The Fool will be released on Mad Love Records & Interscope Records. The debut album from
    Ryn Weaver features the hit single, "Octahate", produced by Benny Blanco and Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos. Ryn recently made her festival debut at Coachella and will be playing numerous major festivals this year.
    1. Runaway
    2. OctaHate
    3. Pierre
    4. Stay Low
    5. Sail On
    6. The Fool
    7. Promises
    8. Free
    9. Traveling Song
    10. Here Is Home
    11. New Constellations
    Ryn Weaver
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  • Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me Quick View

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    Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me

    Levi Weaver's music doesn't fit in a box; you'll be hard pressed to find a genre that is enough to describe him. It's no wonder he's at ease traveling as he does touring. Levi, currently based out of Nashville, is a seasoned road warrior, covering 50k miles in a year. He plays as a one-man band intriguing audiences with his loop pedals, his dual mics, and a violin bow. But more than anything, he is a master story-teller with captivating lyrical integrity and gut-wrenching honesty. This follow-up to 2011's The Letters of Dr. Kurt Godel; his latest album, Your Ghost Keeps Finding Me.
    1. Borrowed Clothes
    2. Song In My Branches
    3. Respiration (Sing Me Red)
    4. Citadel
    5. Upper Middle Class
    6. Pieces
    7. Paddleboats
    8. Hear You Say My Name
    9. (I'm Glad) Your Ghost keeps Finding Me
    10. We Married Strangers
    11. All Our Days
    12. The Widow's Song/The Widower's Song
    Levi Weaver
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  • Suicide Squad: The Album Suicide Squad: The Album Quick View

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    Suicide Squad: The Album

    SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM is as wildly diverse as the Suicide Squad itself, showcasing new and previously unreleased material from some of the most commendable artists in contemporary music. Other highlights include tracks from such unprecedented assemblages as Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) [Feat. Mark Ronson], and Skrillex & Rick Ross. What's more, SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM also features new songs from Kevin Gates, Kehlani, Skylar Grey, Grimes and Panic! At The Disco (who offer up an astounding rendition of Queen's classic Bohemian Rhapsody). In addition to these new tracks, the album features musical classics from War and Creedence Clearwater Revival, as well as Eminem's timeless anthem Without Me and a modern rendition of Leslie Gore's classic You Don't Own Me by Grace and contemporary superstar G-Eazy. The album also features the first full-length version of the ConfidentialMX (Feat. Becky Hanson) cover of I Started A Joke, which was featured in the Suicide Squad Comic-Con trailer, named one of the most-watched trailers of 2015 with over 136 million views since its release.


    SUICIDE SQUAD: THE ALBUM was produced by Atlantic Records President of Film & TV and GRAMMY® Award-winning soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver (Furious 7, Boardwalk Empire, The Fault In Our Stars, CREED, Girls Volumes 1 & 2, True Blood Volumes 1 & 2) and Creative Officer of Warner Music Group and CEO of both Artist Publishing and Partner Groups, Mike Caren, who recently co-A&Red the Furious 7 soundtrack with Weaver, and has been responsible for signing more than twenty Gold and Platinum-selling artists including Trey Songz, T.I., Flo Rida and Wiz Khalifa.

    1. Purple Lamborghini (Skrillex & Rick Ross)
    2. Sucker For Pain (Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons [feat. with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors])
    3. Heathens (twenty one pilots)
    4. Standing In The Rain (Action Bronson, Mark Ronson & Dan Auerbach [of The Black Keys])
    5. Gangsta (Kehlani)
    6. Know Better (Kevin Gates)
    7. You Don't Own Me (Grace [feat. G-Eazy])
    8. Without Me (Eminem)
    9. Wreak Havoc (Skylar Grey)
    10. Medieval Warfare (Grimes)
    11. Bohemian Rhapsody (Panic! At The Disco)
    12. Slippin' Into Darkness (War)
    13. Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
    14. I Started a Joke (ConfidentialMX [feat. Becky Hanson])
    Various Artists
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  • Wester Easter (On Sale) Wester Easter (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Wester Easter (On Sale)


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    I'm at a loss to name any bands that Old Smokey sounds like. Old Smokey is a dark, gypsy/Middle Eastern, folk collision. It's a mixture of string and woodwind instruments unlike any I've seen. - Mark Ellers, Athens Banner Herald


    Old Smokey's instrumental tune Leggy, is a pleasant, wandering thing, a nice little taste of the band's upcoming full-length, reportedly titled Wester Easter. - Gabe Vodicka, Flagpole Magazine


    Local weavers of the string dream known as Old Smokey have finished their debut record, titled Wester Easter and may we say, it's an ear tickling treasure for sure. - Zeke Sayer, Gypsy Farm


    Old Smokey is a unique five piece ensemble featuring Jim Willingham on banjo, Jason Trahan on lap steel, John Fernandes on violin/clarinet/bass clarinet, Jacob Morris on cello, and Rob Lomax on drums. Their quixotic and sometimes haunting sound has developed organically; the way the instrumentation of the band blends is both complementary and evocative. This distinctive unit began playing together over two years ago. Old Smokey's first full-length album, Wester Easter will be released on Cloud Recordings.


    Wester Easter covers a wide span of musical influences, but retains a coherent sound, all its own. Some of the songs capture an Ennio Morricone spaghetti-western influence, while others take on an East Indian psychedelic palette not unlike some of the wanderings of Erkin Koray, or a lost Bollywood soundtrack from the seventies. Dead Man's Pose, a chant-y upbeat scorcher, is grounded in something akin to a New Orleans second line structure. There are a few numbers on Wester Easter that seem to be channeling the tumbleweed landscapes of The Sons of Pioneers, or the smoky country of a Roger Miller ballad. There's even a bit of a rock n' roll stomp or Velvets' rattle to numbers such as All the Way Slow -- but it's almost as if the band got lost in Appalachia on the way to the sock hop. John Fernandes, Cloud Recordings' main-man, and Old Smokey's violin and clarinet player, has approximated sonic references for Old Smokey: Fans of Bruce Langhorne, Abner Jay, Bollywood steel guitar music, and The Monks will surely dig our hard to describe sound.


    Despite a wide adventurous berth, Wester Easter is not the soundtrack of a flippant genre-jumping band. Throughout the album, their strong, sonorous mark is consistently there, as the instruments blend, swirl, and crescendo, then break down, from time to time, into the spidery banjo, drums, and plucked-cello skeletal substructure. Led by Jim's reedy lead vocal, spinning narratives or spilling out constellations of imagery, the whole band often joins, in chorus, to create layered harmonies or group chants.


    Old Smokey is compiled of veterans of the Athens music scene. Members have played with bands such as The Olivia Tremor Control, Circulatory System, Vic Chesnutt, Ham1, Moths, Madeline, The Good Ship, and The New Sound of Numbers, to name just a few of their past and current projects.

    1. Dead Man's Post
    2. The Transylvania Effect
    3. You're Always Gonna Be Able To Get One More
    4. All The Way Slow
    5. The Whistler's Song
    6. Freedom Cowboy
    7. Wester Easter
    8. Transylvania Link
    9. Everyday I'm Building A Fool
    10. Leggy
    11. Vacant Lot
    12. Drifter
    13. Mapache
    Old Smokey
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  • Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Quick View

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    Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob

    Lovingly Remastered Using Pioneering Restoration Techniques


    Very few names in the history of the blues capture the imagination quite like that of Barbecue Bob. Don't be fooled by the quirky pseudonym and gimmicky publicity photograph of him posing in his chef's whites with guitar in hand, as he was an incredibly influential figure whose records helped pave the way for many of the important bluesmen that followed.


    One of the unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues style, Robert Hicks aka Barbecue Bob recorded over sixty sides for Columbia Records and became one of the best-selling artists on their 'race series', outsold only by Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Blind Willie Johnson. With his original and witty compositions he was one of the real pioneers of the Atlanta blues scene of the time, but his career was tragically ended by his death from pneumonia at the age of just 29.


    Born in Walnut Grove, Georgia to a family of sharecroppers, Hicks learned to play the guitar from his brother Charley and Savannah 'Dip' Weaver, the mother of his friend Curley Weaver. He teamed up with Charley, Curley and harmonica player Eddie Mapp to perform at dances, parties and picnics in the Atlanta area. After leaving the group in 1926, Hicks became a chef in a barbecue joint where he would cook, serve and sing to the customers. He soon became something of a local celebrity and was noticed by a talent scout from Columbia Records, who gave him the opportunity to record under the catchy title of Barbecue Bob.


    Characterized by a heavy percussive guitar style, he often used a bottleneck and played with a frailing technique that is more often associated with the claw hammer banjo. His twelve string guitar gave a rich accompaniment to his warm nasal singing voice which, compared to the morbid and foreboding songs of the Delta blues, created a vibe which was jaunty and upbeat. With a huge repertoire of songs ranging from hokum to slow blues and spirituals to traditional songster tunes, his music is imbued with a special warmth typical to the East Coast blues.


    Even from the opening few measures of his very first record Barbecue Blues, Hicks signature sound of a bright and trebly twelve string guitar combined with his expressive voice is instantly accessible and almost 'pop' sounding in comparison with other blues singers of the time. His debut song was a huge success and led to a prolific recording career over the next four years when, it is said, he lived fast and enjoyed the high life. Hicks frequently recorded with his brother Charley, who was known as Laughing Charley Lincoln, and would later record several sides in 1930 with Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver as the Georgia Cotton Pickers.


    Largely due to his life being tragically cut short in 1931, his music has been sadly overlooked and has therefore not received the respect proffered to other East coast players such as Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. He was however a true innovator in his time, and this compilation gives proof that his music is undoubtedly some of the most engaging early blues that you are likely to hear.

    1. Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home (1927)

    2. Barbecue Blues (1927)
    3. Honey Your Going Too Fast (1928)

    4. Motherless Chile Blues (1927)

    5. She Looks So Good (1930)
    6. Thinkin' Funny Blues (1927)

    7. Honey You Don't Know My Mind (1927)
    8. Going Up The Country (1928)

    9. Atlanta Moan (1930)

    10. It Just Won't Hay (1929)

    11. Chocolate To The Bone (1928)

    12. She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day (1930)
    Barbecue Bob
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  • For My Parents For My Parents Quick View

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    For My Parents

    Mono, the Japanese instrumental rock quartet, who have been called one of the most distinctive bands of the 21st century by Pitchfork, present their new Temporary Residence album For My Parents. There is no doubting a Mono song when you hear it; cinemascopic song structures, engrossing lyrical melodies, sublimely transcendent execution; and no denying their uncanny ability to feel perfectly at home in both pristine symphony halls and dirty rock clubs. For My Parents obliterates that divide, showcasing a sensitivity and maturity that simultaneously acknowledges where they came from and where they're going.



    For the new album the band worked with legendary New York producer Henry Hirsch, recording in a converted cathedral overlooking the Hudson River, and mixing with longtime friend Fred Weaver in rural Pennsylvania. Embracing their evolution as a preeminent neoclassical noise juggernaut, Mono once again enlisted the Wordless Music Orchestra, who had previously accompanied the band in NYC during their worldwide series of orchestral concerts.



    Coming more than three years after the highly regarded Hymn To The Immortal Wind, For My Parents represents the longest span of time between Mono albums, resulting in sharper songwriting, subtler dynamics, stunning production, and the most thoughtfully developed arrangements of their career. The unique combination of soul-stirring melodies, cinematic East-meets-West arrangements, and firm command of elusive emotional intangibles is what makes Mono so Mono.

    1. Legend
    2. Nostalgia
    3. Dream Odyssey
    4. Unseen Harbor
    5. A Quiet Place
    Mono
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  • The Fault In Our Stars: Music From The Motion Picture The Fault In Our Stars: Music From The Motion Picture Quick View

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    The Fault In Our Stars: Music From The Motion Picture

    The Fault in Our Stars-Music from the Motion Picture is the musical companion to the eagerly awaited drama from 20th Century Fox. The soundtrack gathers new material from some of the Atlantic Records Group's most compelling artists, among them Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX, Grouplove, Lykke Li, and Birdy, who contributes three tracks including a special duet with fellow Atlantic artist Jaymes Young. As if that weren't enough, the album further features a selection of songs from such rising stars as M83, Tom Odell, Jake Bugg, Kodaline, and STRFKR, among others. Grammy Award-winning soundtrack producer Kevin Weaver (Boardwalk Empire, True Blood - Volumes 1 & 2) and music supervisor Season Kent (The Fighter, Entourage, Need for Speed) served as the soundtrack's producers.


    In the film, Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share anacerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us - on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.


    The film is directed by Josh Boone, written by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, based upon the book by John Green, and the producers are Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen. Also starring are Laura Dern, Sam Tramell, Nat Wolff and Willem Dafoe.

    LP 1
    1. All Of The Stars - By Ed Sheeran
    2. Simple As This - By Jake Bugg
    3. Let Me In - By Grouplove
    4. Tee Shirt - By Birdy
    5. All I Want - By Kodaline
    6. Long Way Down - By Tom Odell
    7. Boom Clap - By Charli XCX
    8. While I'm Alive - By STRFKR


    LP 2
    1. Oblivion - By Indians
    2. Strange Things Will Happen - By The Radio Dept.
    3. Bomfalleralla - By Afasi & Filthy
    4. Without Words - By Ray LaMontagne
    5. Not About Angels - By Birdy
    6. No One Ever Loved - By Lykke Li
    7. Wait - By M83
    8. Best Shot (Bonus Track) - By Birdy & Jaymes Young

    Various Artists
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    Mono

    Raul Malo, whose signature tenor fronts The Mavericks, penned each of the standard 11 tracks on "MONO" in addition to teaming up with Niko Bolas once again for producing duties. With a palpable connection, founding members Paul Deakin (Drums, Percussion and Marimba), Eddie Perez (Electric and Acoustic Guitars) and Jerry Dale McFadden (Piano, Organ, Celeste) add magic to each song. The project features The Fantastic Four, longtime backing musicians: Michael Guerra (Accordion and Percussion), Max Abrams (Saxophones), Paul Armstrong (Trumpets) and Jay Weaver (Upright Bass and Tuba), who bring even more gusto to The Mavericks' already indescribable musical trance.


    "With MONO we started with less purpose and more passion, hoping to do what music is supposed to do, evoke a vibe that naturally takes each listener somewhere different," said Malo. "That's what happened to each of us as we went in the studio and listened to old vinyl before recording. There was just a beauty to the sound that inspired how we developed these songs and even why we chose to record in mono. One of the things we found interesting as we listened to playback in 'mono' - usually at the end of each day - was how 'finished' the songs sounded. In turn the album has but a few overdubs and that works in our favor because each part played counts for a lot. Our hope is to present this album almost exactly as it was recorded."

    1. All Night Long
    2. Summertime (When I'm With You)
    3. Pardon Me
    4. What Am I Supposed To Do
    5. Stories We Could Tell
    6. What You Do To Me
    7. Let It Rain (On Me)
    8. The Only Question Is
    9. Out The Door
    10. (Waiting For) The World To End
    11. Fascinate Me
    The Mavericks
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  • Joan Baez (Pure Pleasure) Joan Baez (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Joan Baez (Pure Pleasure)

    At the time of its release, Joan Baez's debut album was something of a revelation. The folk music revival was beginning to gather steam, stoked on the popular side by artists such as the Kingston Trio and the Easy Riders, as well as up-and-coming ensembles such as the Highwaymen, and on the more intense and serious side by the Weavers. The female singers on the scene were mostly old-time, veteran activist types like Ronnie Gilbert and Malvina Reynolds, who was in her sixties. And then along comes this album, by a 19-year-old who looked more like the kind of co-ed every mother dreamt her son would come home with, displaying a voice from heaven, a soprano so pure and beguiling that the mere act of listening to her - forget what she was singing - was a pleasure. Baez's first album, made up primarily of traditional songs (including a startling version of House of the Rising Sun), was beguiling enough to woo even conservative-leaning listeners. Accompanied by the Weavers' Fred Hellerman and a pair of session singers, Baez gives a fine account of the most reserved and least confrontational aspects of the folk revival, presenting a brace of traditional songs (most notably East Virginia and Mary Hamilton) with an urgency and sincerity that makes the listener feel as though they were being sung for the first time, and opening with a song that was to become her signature piece for many years, Silver Dagger. The recording was notable at the time for its purity of sound, and Baez's voice soars with an awesome purity of Fare Thee Well, House of the Rising Sun, and All My Trials, and the guitar accompaniment on Wildwood Flower, among other tracks, comes through with richness and clarity.




    Musicians:



    • Joan Baez (vocal, guitar)

    • Fred Hellerman (guitar)




    Production: Maynard Solomon



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Silver Dagger
    East Virginia

    Fare Thee Well
    House Of The Rising Sun

    All My Trials
    Wildwood Flower
    Donna Donna
    John Riley
    Rake And Rambling Boy

    Little Moses
    Mary Hamilton
    Henry Martin
    El Preso Numero Nueve
    Joan Baez
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  • At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    When Paul Robeson took the stage at Carnegie Hall in May of 1958, it had been 11 years since he had previously concertized freely in the United States. Blacklisted from the entertainment industry at home, and with the State Department unwilling to issue him a passport, he had fallen into eclipse as a singer and actor over the previous eight years. The concert recorded here, one of two at Carnegie Hall in May of 1958, marked his return. The performances on this record would also be his only stereo recordings -- all were, naturally enough, the work of Vanguard Records, the New York-based record company that was also the home to fellow blacklistees The Weavers.


    The singing legend is in excellent voice throughout, his rich bass-baritone reveling in performances of a repertory that encompassed Bach, Mussorgsky, Schubert, Dvorák, Beethoven, traditional gospel, Russian and Chinese folk songs, Old Man River from Show Boat, and monologues from Shakespeare and the opera Boris Godunov. With a piano accompaniment by Alan Booth, Robeson ranged across a huge part of his own performing history. The 60-year-old singer, despite the decade of artificially imposed inactivity, still had much of his vocal power intact and all his dramatic instincts, and makes every moment count in his performance, investing immense power in every note and nuance.


    Sadly, his Vanguard performances were to be his only work captured on modern recording equipment -- because of the blacklist, everything else predated the arrival of recording tape and the long-playing record. But the performance captured here, and those represented on Vanguard's The Essential Paul Robeson, show a man still capable of moving huge numbers of people with his voice -- and equally important, even at this late date, who had not lost the ability to walk a crowd through a vast and difficult range of repertory; his performances, even after ten years of professional exile, were also learning experiences, and consciousness-raising, which is why reactionaries in the United States were so afraid of him in the first place. And none of it has lost any of its power in the five decades since the actual event.


    Musicians:



    • Paul Robeson (vocals)

    • Alan Booth (piano)




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Every Time I Feel the Spirit
    2. Balm In Gilead
    3. Volga Boat Song
    4. Monologue From Othello (Shakespeare)
    5. O Thou Silent Night (Alexadnrov)
    6. Chinese Children's Song
    7. My Curly Headed Baby (G.H. Clutsam)
    8. Old Man River
    9. Going Home (Dvorak, arr. Fisher)
    10. Monologue from Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky)
    11. The Orphan (Mussorgsky)
    12. Christ lag in Todesbanden (J.S. Bach)
    13. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
    14. Lullaby (Franz Schubert)
    15. O No John
    16. Joe Hill
    17. Jacob's Ladder
    Paul Robeson
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags Quick View

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    Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags

    Todd Albright is a Country Blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. An evening's sonic evocations of pre-WWII Blues covers an extensive selection of material recorded in the 1920's and 30's. Playing the 12 string guitar, Todd brings to life an era composed of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Willie McTell and Leadbelly, among others. Todd's history playing the Blues reaches over 25 years, though he does not remember a time that a guitar wasn't in his hands.


    He first heard the Country Blues at the age of twelve, thanks to a gifted John Lee Hooker record from his sister. The experience was a profound one-the Blues felt right, and he immediately became a self-taught student of the genre aiming solely to interpret the sounds of the masters. Todd has performed across the U.S, both as a solo musician and alongside his former country blues string band, The Staving Chain. Throughout the years, Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia.

    1. Savannah Mama
    2. Kill It Kid
    3. Rising River Blues
    4. Delia
    5. Sweet Mary Blues
    6. Cherry Ball Blues
    7. My Money Never Runs Out
    8. Train That Carried My Girl From Town
    Todd Albright
    $9.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Kiss Of The Damned Soundtrack Kiss Of The Damned Soundtrack Quick View

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    Kiss Of The Damned Soundtrack


    Includes A 18x24 Award Winning Poster From
    The Film


    Kiss Of The Damned is truly exciting as both an erotic tone poem and a genuinely thrilling proto-horror drama. Toss in a breathtaking
    score from Steven Hufsteter (and great source music), and you have a film that is as much a body blow to the senses as it is a
    true blue horror film.
    - Criterion Cast


    One of the most memorable aspects of KISS OF THE DAMNED is perhaps the least-likely place of all - it's killer soundtrack. Steven
    Hufsteter's score for the film is excellent: a love letter to the synth of many of the greatest horror films from the 70's.

    - Cinema Slasher


    XAN CASSAVETES' acclaimed erotic Euro style vampire tale KISS OF THE DAMNED, features one of the
    most talked about soundtracks in recent years...With it's French female vampires, timeless mansions and dirty
    clubs, KOTD provides the ultimate framework for an amazing, eclectic soundtrack. Dominating the film's sound
    are original compositions by guitar virtuoso STEVEN HUFSTETER (REPO MAN, MACHETE), with lush
    MORRICONE infused love themes giving way to dark INTENSE SYNTH ODYSSEYS breaking into gorgeous
    BAROQUE pieces, and ripping guitar showdowns, all fit for the most hardcore vampire and soundtrack lovers.


    Hufsteter's waves of decadent, sonic tracks are complimented by a few of KOTD'S hand picked needle drops,
    courtesy of KOTD Music Supervisor DINA JUNTILA including the Wiccatastic sounds of psychedelic French
    high priestess BRIGITTE FONTAINE and London's dark contemporaty chanteuse JANE WEAVER. Add the
    sting of German punk rock heroes DER FLUCH and a sensuous and epic borrowed track from JEAN ROLLIN's
    SHIVER OF A VAMPIRE, by ACANTHUS and you have a collective audial experience that will surely become
    a cult classic and a must have for every vinyl collector.

    1. Steven Hufsteter - KOTD Love Theme
    2. Steven Hufsteter - Vapeur
    3. HTRK - Ha
    4. Steven Hufsteter - Bath of Tears
    5. Steven Hufsteter - Threshold
    6. Der Fluch - Hexen Leben LÄnger
    7. Steven Hufsteter - Backstage Jazz
    8. Steven Hufsteter - When a Vampire Ascends the Stairs
    9. Brigitte Fontaine - Le Ciel Est Doux
    10. Steven Hufsteter - The Long Drive Home
    11. Jane Weaver - Parade of Blood Red Sorrows
    12. Steven Hufsteter - Adieu Vampiers
    13. Acanthus - Sleeping Beauty (Angoisse Temporelle)
    14. Steven Hufsteter - End Credits
    Various Artists
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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