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  • To The Bone To The Bone Quick View

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    To The Bone

    Steven Wilson will release his expansive, brilliant fifth album, To The Bone, via Caroline International. It is the follow-up to 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase. (one of Rolling Stone's best albums of 2015). A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK's biggest underground artist, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love).
    1. To The Bone
    2. Nowhere Now
    3. Pariah (feat. Ninet Tayeb)
    4. The Same Asylum As Before
    5. Refuge
    6. Permanating
    7. Blank Tapes (feat. Ninet Tayeb)
    8. People Who Eat Darkness
    9. Song Of I (feat. Sophie Hunger)
    10. Detonation
    11. Song Of Unborn
    Steven Wilson
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  • The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Speakers Corner) The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Speakers Corner)

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

    Musicians:



    • Wilson Pickett (vocal)

    • Spooner Oldham (piano, organ)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • Floyd Newman (bassoon)

    • Gene Miller, Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Jimmy R. Johnson, Chips Moman (guitar)

    • Junior Lowe (bass)

    • Roger Hawkins (drums)





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

    Production: Jerry Wexler





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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


    1. Soul Dance Number Three

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

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    Brian Wilson

    25th Anniversary of Brian Wilson's classic Masterpiece For The First Time Ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Mastered From Original Sire Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso


    Brian Wilson is a brilliant recording that truly resonates in the audiophile vinyl domain. To celebrate this 25th Anniversary limited edition album, Brian Wilson will be released with a gatefold cover, which features the original artwork elements from rare inner sleeve, lyrics and photos, as well as Brian Wilson's special notes from the original artwork.


    For this masterwork, the legendary Brian Wilson performs a number of his future classics like his hit single Love And Mercy and brilliantly melodic tunes like his much loved Melt Away. Some of his Beach Boys roots are felt as well with stunning tracks like Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long and Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight. Jeff Lynne is featured for one of the finest collaborative efforts ever between two legends with the stellar Let It Shine.

    1. Love and Mercy
    2. Walkin' the Line
    3. Melt Away
    4. Baby Let Your Hair Grow Long
    5. Little Children
    6. One for the Boys
    7. There's So Many
    8. Night Time
    9. Let It Shine
    10. Meet Me In My Dreams Tonight
    11. Rio Grande
    Brian Wilson
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  • Aqualung (Steven Wilson Mix) Aqualung (Steven Wilson Mix) Quick View

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    Aqualung (Steven Wilson Mix)

    Gatefold LP featuring 24 page adapted booklet from the previous 2011 40th anniversary set.


    After veering sharply from the blues inluences of their debut, This Was, Jethro Tull's sound quickly coalesced around jazz-tinged English folk influences and the antics of frontman/flautist Ian Anderson. But it was guitarist Martin Barre's swaggering riff off the title track of the band's fourth album that would become Tull's trademark--and the band's entrÉe into a long reign as arena-rock perennials. But there's a lot more to Aqualung than the riffage of that cut and its cousins, Cross-Eyed Mary and Locomotive Breath. In an era when pseudo-Christian spirituality was a de rigueur, if cheap, musical commodity (from the overblown operatics of Jesus Christ Superstar to one-hit pop wonders such as Spirit in the Sky and Put Your Hand in the Hand), Anderson and company openly challenged the value of organized religion with a thematic album savvy enough to layer its thought-provoking lyrics between heavy strata of FM-friendly guitar bedrock. A clichÉ, perhaps; a landmark, no doubt. And a record many maintain is still Tull's finest hour. --Jerry McCulley

    1. Aqualung
    2. Cross Eyed Mary
    3. Cheap Day Return
    4. Mother Goose
    5. Wond'ring Aloud
    6. Up To Me
    7. My God
    8. Hymn
    9. Slipstream
    10. Locomotive Breath
    11. Wind Up
    Jethro Tull
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  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett The Best Of Wilson Pickett Quick View

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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett

    The great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock and pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.


    In 1967, Wilson 'The Wicked' Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by Booker T. and The M.G.'s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts for over a year.


    The man was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder and Bryan Ferry, just to name a few.


    Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000 Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This top ten charting 1967 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades, that is until now! Friday Music has announced for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson Pickett.


    Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the high fidelity audiophile domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.

    1. In the Midnight Hour [1965]
    2. I Found a Love [1962]
    3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) [1966]
    4. If You Need Me [1963]
    5. Mustang Sally [1966]
    6. Don't Fight It [1965]
    7. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love [1967]
    8. It's Too Late [1963]
    9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) [1966]
    10. Funky Broadway [1967]
    11. Soul Dance Number Three [1967]
    12. Land of 1000 Dances [1966]
    Wilson Pickett
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  • Stand Up (Steven Wilson Mix) Stand Up (Steven Wilson Mix) Quick View

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    Stand Up (Steven Wilson Mix)

    Vinyl version of Steven Wilson's 2016 remix of Jethro Tull's 1969 classic, Stand Up.
    1. A New Day Yesterday (Steven Wilson Remix)
    2. Jeffrey Goes To Leicester Square (Steven Wilson Remix)
    3. BourÉe (Steven Wilson Remix)
    4. Back To The Family (Steven Wilson Remix)
    5. Look Into The Sun (Steven Wilson Remix)
    6. Nothing Is Easy (Steven Wilson Remix)
    7. Fat Man (Steven Wilson Remix)
    8. We Used To Know (Steven Wilson Remix)
    9. Reasons For Waiting (Steven Wilson Remix)
    10. For A Thousand Mothers (Steven Wilson Remix)
    Jethro Tull
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  • Wilson Semiconductors (Discontinued) (On Sale) Wilson Semiconductors (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Wilson Semiconductors (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    The Howling Hex, Wilson Semiconductors: one guitar, four songs, a multitrack recording unit. Out of the desert and into the mountains, The Howling Hex are at large once again, upping the ante by lowering the body count this time around to Neil Michael Haggerty (Royal Trux, Pussy Gallore) and Mike Signs.
    1. Reception
    2. Brunette Roulette
    3. Play This When You Feel Low
    4. Game Of Dice
    Howling Hex
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  • Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology (Pre-Order) Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology (Pre-Order)

    Brian Wilson's eponymous solo debut for Sire in 1988 launched an extended period of renewal for the iconic Beach Boys songwriter. Rhino revisits Wilson's solo career with a new 18-song collection that mixes studio and live recordings with two previously unreleased tracks: Run James Run, a new song Wilson wrote and recorded for this collection, and Some Sweet Day, an unreleased gem he wrote with Andy Paley in the early 1990s for an unfinished recording project.
    1. Love And Mercy
    2. Surf's Up
    3. Heroes And Villains
    4. Melt Away
    5. Let It Shine
    6. Some Sweet Day (previously unreleased)
    7. Rio Grande
    8. Cry
    9. Lay Down Burden
    10. The First Time
    11. This Isn't Love
    12. Soul Searchin'
    13. Gettin' In Over My Head
    14. The Like In I Love You
    15. Midnight's Another Day
    16. Colors Of The Wind
    17. One Kind Of Love
    18. Run James Run (previously unreleased)
    Brian Wilson
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  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 Quick View

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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2


    The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation


    Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.


    After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!


    The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."


    The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.


    Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!

    1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    2. Sugar Sugar
    3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
    4. I'm A Midnight Mover
    5. A Man And A Half
    6. Born To Be Wild
    7. She's Lookin' Good
    8. I'm In Love
    9. Hey Joe
    10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
    11. Hey Jude
    12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
    13. I Found A True Love
    Wilson Pickett
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  • The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Exciting Wilson Pickett (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Limited Edition Of A 1,000 On 180 Gram Turquoise Colored Vinyl

    This is the 2nd album from Wilson Pickett originally released in 1966. Contains the hits In The Midnight Hour, Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do), Land Of 1000 Dances, and 634-5789.

    1. Land of 1000 Dances
    2. Something You Got
    3. 634-5789
    4. Barefootin'
    5. Mercy, Mercy
    6. You're So Fine
    7. In The Midnight Hour
    8. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)
    9. Danger Zone
    10. I'm Drifting
    11. It's All Over
    12. She's So Good To Me
    Wilson Pickett
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  • A Groovy Situation A Groovy Situation Quick View

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    A Groovy Situation

    A Groovy Situation finds organist Reuben Wilson turning in a funky collection of R&B and pop covers. Supported by guitarist Eddie Diehl, alto saxophonist Earl Turbinton, and drummer Harold White, Wilson runs through familiar soul hits like (If You Let Me Make Love to You) Then Why Can't I Touch You, A Groovy Situation, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, plus the Turtles hit Happy Together. With songs like this, there's no question that Wilson is going for a wide audience, and while these smooth, funky grooves will do nothing for jazz purists, it's an entertaining record, and some of the grooves are quite hot indeed.
    1. While The World Is Waiting
    2. Sweet Tooth
    3. If You Let Me Make Love To You Then Why Can't I Touch You
    4. A Groovy Situation
    5. Happy Together
    6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
    Reuben Wilson
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    Traveling Miles


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


    Released in 1999, Traveling Miles is a tribute album by Cassandra Wilson to Miles Davis. Wilson's thirteenth career album, Traveling Miles will be
    reissued on 2 LPs as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don
    Was. Artist is actively touring and working on new music.

    1. Run the Voodoo Down
    2. Traveling Miles
    3. Right Here, Right Now
    4. Time After Time
    5. When the Sun Goes Down
    6. Seven Steps
    7. Some Day My Prince Will Come
    8. Never Broken
    9. Resurrection Blues (Tutu)
    10. Sky and Sea (Blue in Green)
    11. Piper
    12. Voodoo Reprise
    Cassandra Wilson
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    Frogtown

    Anthony Wilson, best known as a jazz guitarist, has released an organic, occasionally 'noir-ish'-sounding album on which he sets up and sings within cinematic musical landscapes, proving himself to be an equally compelling story teller. Frogtown is an area of Los Angeles, whose official name is Elysian Valley. People live there but other than a lush stretch of the L.A. riverbed, there's not much there, which is how the people like it. The same can't be said of this record, which will have you wondering from where came this Anthony Wilson? ... the album's sound and the deftly drawn arrangements (for some reason uncredited) perfectly compliment Wilson's dreamy, rural intentions (producer Joe Harley gets a 'audio consultation' credit). The sound achieves a rare level of transparency, delicacy and three-dimensionality in today's hard-edged audio world. Bernie Grundman cut lacquers from what I assume were high resolution files. I doubt you'll ask yourself 'why buy the vinyl?' after your first listen. - Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com.


    Frogtown, a new album of original instrumental and vocal songs, is guitarist Anthony Wilson's widest-ranging work to date, and his debut as a vocalist. Wilson enlisted Grammy-winning producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Ry Cooder), a longtime friend and musical colleague, to help him realize this collection of layered and personal sonic stories.


    Featuring a cast of renowned musicians - drummers Jim Keltner and Matt Chamberlain, violinist Petra Haden, and keyboardists Patrick Warren and Josh Nelson - each song on Frogtown evokes a distinct feeling and landscape, and takes the listener someplace new. Virtuosic guitar and ensemble work, well-made songs and detailed arrangements, and intimate vocals are the driving forces of the album.


    An album highlight is the song Your Footprints - written by Wilson with songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic) - featuring a special guest appearance from iconic jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. The collaboration with Lloyd alludes to Wilson's deep jazz roots, and evokes memories of his father, the late, great composer/bandleader Gerald Wilson. Other songs summon varied musical influences - FM radio of the 1970's, Ry Cooder's diverse body of work, children's rhymes, guitar styles from the 1920's to the present day.


    Frogtown travels into, through, and beyond genres; the album's melodies and lyrics guide the listener through tender and complex emotional landscapes. Anthony Wilson steps confidently into the center of the frame for this musical and personal portrait.

    1. She Won't Look Back
    2. Frogtown
    3. Your Footprints
    4. Occhi di Bambola
    5. Silver and Flint
    6. Our Affair
    7. The Cares of a Family Man
    8. Mopeds
    9. Arcadia
    10. The Geranium
    11. Shabby Bird
    12. I Saw It Through The Skylight
    13. Downtown Abbey
    Anthony Wilson
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    No Pier Pressure

    New Album Features Collaborations with Beach Boys Bandmates, Kacey Musgraves, fun.'s Nate Ruess, She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, and Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian


    He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most gifted and influential composers of the past 50 years. For the release of his 11th solo studio album, titled No Pier Pressure, Wilson has returned to Capitol Records, his original label home with The Beach Boys.


    For the No Pier Pressure sessions, Brian Wilson reunited with longtime collaborator Joe Thomas, with whom he co-produced The Beach Boys' No. 3 Billboard album That's Why God Made The Radio for the iconic band's 50th anniversary reunion in 2012. In addition, Wilson was joined at Hollywood's Ocean Way Studios by talented musicians he personally invited to record with him, including his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as Kacey Musgraves, fun.'s Nate Ruess, She & Him's Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities' Sebu Simonian, and trumpet master Mark Isham. Wilson has also brought in session all-stars Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff. Members of Wilson's longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett.


    Wilson and Thomas began collaborating on the new songs during The Beach Boys' whirlwind 50th anniversary activities throughout 2012, a banner year for the band which also included a GRAMMY® Award win for Brian for The Beach Boys' long-awaited SMiLE Sessions release. He told family, friends, and journalists around the world that he looked forward to returning to the studio when he got back home to California.


    Always most inspired when creativity is given time and space to freely flow, Wilson initially envisioned the sessions for his new album with The Beach Boys in mind, but that was not to be. Wanting to find the right voices to complete his vision, Wilson saw an opportunity to finally become hip with his kids and recruited some amazing young vocalists who have been inspired by his music to do the job.


    Throughout his iconic career, Wilson has brought ingenious vision to his own compositions, as well as to those for which he has collaborated, weaving a lush, vibrant tapestry of intricately nuanced vocal harmonies and instrumental arrangements for himself, his bandmates and others. For more than 50 years, fans have marveled at the sheer beauty of the music that springs forth from Wilson's imagination into glorious song.


    Camped out at Ocean Way, Wilson took a fluid, woodshedding approach to the recording process, deftly tailoring the vocal and instrumental parts and arrangements to each participant. Wilson worked to hone the arrangements, often assembling pieces from various takes, a signature style of recording he has enjoyed since his earliest sessions with The Beach Boys. In fact, several of the songs were written during the recording process.


    Brian Wilson began his career as a teenaged founding member of The Beach Boys, who signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin' Safari, that same year. The band's initial surf-rock focus was soon broadened to include other themes, and 1966's Pet Sounds is universally hailed as one of the greatest albums of all time. Wilson's innovative vocal and instrumental arrangements for major hits including "I Get Around," "California Girls," "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," and the No. 1 smash "Good Vibrations" made The Beach Boys America's preeminent band of the 1960s.


    Brian Wilson has also achieved great solo success with 10 of his own albums released to date, including his acclaimed 2004 completion of an album he first began recording in the '60s, Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE, which reached Billboard's Top 20 and earned him his first GRAMMY® Award for a recording. Wilson won his second GRAMMY Award® for producing The Beach Boys' acclaimed 2011 release, The SMiLE Sessions. Wilson has also performed major, sold-out SMiLE and Pet Sounds tours in recent years with his own band. Wilson is a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and a UK Music Hall of Fame inductee. As a member of The Beach Boys, Wilson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and honored with The Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY® Award in 2001.

    LP 1
    1. This Beautiful Day
    2. Runaway Dancer [featuring Sebu Simonian]
    3. What Ever Happened [featuring Al Jardine and David Marks]
    4. On The Island [featuring She & Him]
    5. Our Special Love [featuring Peter Hollens]
    6. The Right Time [featuring Al Jardine and David Marks]
    7. Guess You Had To Be There [featuring Kacey Musgraves]
    8. Tell Me Why [featuring Al Jardine]


    LP 2
    1. Sail Away [featuring Blondie Chaplin and Al Jardine]
    2. One Kind Of Love
    3. Saturday Night [featuring Nate Ruess]
    4. The Last Song
    5. Half Moon Bay
    6. Don't Worry
    7. I'm Feeling Sad
    8. Somewhere Quiet

    Brian Wilson
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  • I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress) I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    I Just Wasn't Made For These Times (Awaiting Repress)

    Along with The Beach Boys, the legendary Brian Wilson, the rock and roll genius and ambassador of time honored classic rock and popular song, invented and helped shape the California sound for the entire world to enjoy for over 50 years. His distinct vision and musical imagery for The Beach Boys truly made them one of the first rock bands in history to sell multi-platinum and gold albums to millions of fans around the globe.


    In 1996, Brian Wilson and long-time admirer superstar producer Don Was collaborated on what was to become a much applauded project in Wilsons long time solo career. Pre-dating his own Smile album release by several years, I Just Wasnt Made For These Times was a soundtrack to the critically acclaimed documentary which went on to receive several Emmy and Sundance nominations during the films initial run at the theater and on the Disney Channel.


    Organically recorded with its minimalistic approach, Don Was reached for and delivered the soulful side of Brian Wilson. For this masterwork, Brian performs a number of his classic Beach Boys hits like The Warmth Of The Sun, Do It Again (featuring daughters Carnie and Wendy Wilson) and album track treasures like Meant For You from Friends, Til I Die from Surfs Up and of course the Pet Sounds classic Caroline, No.


    For this album, Brian Wilson also included some of his later solo hits like Love And Mercy, Melt Away and a very rare home studio demo of Still I Dream Of It, plus even more Beach Boys classics like This Whole World from Sunflower.


    In an effort to continually offer the consummate music fan with the greatest recordings of all time, Friday Music proudly presents for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Brian Wilsons classic masterpiece I Just Wasnt Made For These Times.


    Impeccably mastered from the original MCA Records tapes by long time Beach Boy friend and associate Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, I Just Wasnt Made For These Times is a brilliant recording for the audiophile vinyl domain.


    In addition to the wonderful music contained on this stunning release, to celebrate this limited edition album, Friday Music is also including a wonderful gatefold cover which features the original artwork elements from the compact disc release, rare photographs, as well as Don Was' recollections and Brian Wilsons special notes from the original artwork.

    1. Meant For You (originally from The Beach Boys Friends)
    2. This Whole World (originally from The Beach Boys Sunflower)
    3. Caroline, No (originally from The Beach Boys Pet Sounds)
    4. Let The Wind Blow (originally from The Beach Boys Wild Honey)
    5. Love And Mercy (originally from Brian Wilson)
    6. Do It Again (originally from The Beach Boys 20/20)
    7. The Warmth Of The Sun (originally from The Beach Boys Shut Down Vol. 2)
    8. Wonderful (originally from The Beach Boys Smiley Smile)
    9. Still I Dream Of It (unreleased 1976 demo)
    10. Melt Away (originally from Brian Wilson)
    11. 'Til I Die (originally from Surfs Up)
    Brian Wilson
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    Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress)

    Jonathan Wilsons music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge origins and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Gentle Spirit, an expansive double set conceived specifically for vinyl, was recorded to analog tape and is remarkably evocative of that golden late 60s, early 70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded to produce some of rocks most imperishable recordings.


    Gentle Spirit was recorded at his former studio in Laurel Canyon, the location of the very scene Wilson is credited with revitalizing through his personal studio and well-known jam sessions. In addition to making his own music, Wilson is also a producer, engineer and custom guitar-maker.


    Whether hes producing young artists like the band Dawes or collaborating with renowned artists like Erykah Badu, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson or Elvis Costello, Wilson is as dedicated, visionary and soulful as anyone in music today, qualities that can be heard in the many textures, layers and easy born nuances prevalent throughout Gentle Spirit.

    1. Gentle Spirit

    2. Can We Really Party Today?
    3. Desert Raven
    4. Canyon in the Rain
    5. Natural Rhapsody
    6. Ballad of the Pines
    7. The Way I Feel
    8. Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler
    9. Woe Is Me
    10. Waters Down
    11. Rolling Universe
    12. Magic Everywhere
    13. Valley of the Silver Moon
    Jonathan Wilson
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    Fanfare

    Jonathan Wilson returns in 2013 with Fanfare, an epic, grandiose and highly ambitious production that builds upon the success of his Bella Union debut.


    With 2011's critically-lauded Gentle Spirit, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and unrivalled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. Gentle Spirit's authentic exploration and modern updating of the Laurel Canyon sound earned it high marks on many year-end lists, including those of MOJO (#4), Uncut (#16) and The Guardian (#28). The eagerly-awaited follow-up, Fanfare, is an even more ambitious production that instantly conjures thoughts of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue.


    'Fanfare as a word represents a fanciful showing, a bodacious movement of energy, a celebration of sound, Wilson explains. Something to signify an arrival, a special occasion. In this case, it's also the immense opening song that builds into a multilayered cinematic poem from the artist to channel the perfect love song through his piano. As a declaration of intent, it's a powerful statement.


    From the initial idea of the record, I knew I wanted a concert Steinway piano to be the centerpiece--the beating heart--of Fanfare. I was going for this sort of widescreen sound. I wanted strings, horns, vibes, voices, solos, improvisation and a full orchestra on some of the tunes. Having that 9-foot Steinway was central to achieving the sound that I wanted.


    Fanfare was made in Los Angeles over a 9-month period. Featuring vocal and instrumental contributions from heavy friends like Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco's Patrick Sansone, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the album is a celebration of friends and family. Additionally, Wilson and British folk legend Roy Harper co-wrote several songs on the record.


    Sometimes Wilson seems to need a pinch to believe his good fortune: There are an awful lot of wizards on this album. Wizards of all ages and life experiences. All these amazing voices and musicians. There is a high degree of musical prowess and pedigree here. Cross-generational musical sharing and passing down traditions is very important to me and something that must continue. This is the way you keep the Fanfare's blowing, this is how you keep the energies interacting.


    - Contact Music

    1. Fanfare
    2. Dear Friend
    3. Her Hair Is Growing Long
    4. Love To Love
    5. Future Vision
    6. Moses Pain
    7. Cecil Taylor
    8. Illumination
    9. Desert Trip
    10. Fazon
    11. New Mexico
    12. Lovestrong
    13. All the Way Down
    Jonathan Wilson
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    Pacific Ocean Blue

    At first a somewhat un-noticed Wilson brother at the beginning of the Beach Boys' career, Dennis Wilson later matured into an excellent songwriter, producer, and vocalist. His heartfelt ballads and pop gems contributed heavily to the Beach Boys' late 60's and early 70's output.


    A 'target' of female enthusiasm, Dennis was assigned lead vocals for a few early novelty songs: Little Girl (You're My Miss America), Surfers Rule, and This Car of Mine. His first hit came in 1965 when Do You Wanna Dance opened the The Beach Boys Today! album and cracked the Top 20.


    After the high peaks and deep valleys of the Beach Boys career during the late '60s, Dennis began writing songs (Little Bird, Be Still) for 1968's 'Friends'. Throughout the early '70s, Beach Boys fans counted on at least two Dennis songs on each LP, often tender ballads. He made his first attempt at a solo album as early as 1970, but quietly released only one single. He started to work again in 1975, recording with friend and producer Gregg Jakobsen during 1976 to complete Pacific Ocean Blue.


    Though Dennis had started to work on his second album (provisionally titled 'Bamboo') even before the release of Pacific Ocean Blue, increasing problems caused several holdups.


    In late 1983 Wilson drowned while diving around his boat in Marina del Ray, CA. Pacific Ocean Blue is his only complete solo effort released to the public and we're pleased to offer it in audiophile quality!


    * 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    * Gatefold sleeve

    1. River Song
    2. What's Wrong
    3. Moonshine
    4. Friday Night
    5. Dreamer
    6. Thoughts of You
    7. Time
    8. You and I
    9. Pacific Ocean Blues
    10. Farewell My Friend
    11. Rainbows
    12. End of the Show
    Dennis Wilson
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    But Beautiful (Pure Pleasure)

    A highly successful and respected jazz and soul singer, Nancy Wilson bridges the gap between the classic pop vocal era of Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and the belting R&B divas of today. Though Nancy Wilson has always cited the emotionally naked, androgynous vocal style of Jimmy Scott as her primary influence, her voice carries definite echoes of Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan. Yet Wilson also has always had a strong feeling for post-Sam Cooke soul and the tartness of her delivery carries more than an echo of the sometimes-icy Lena Horne. Young and heart-stoppingly beautiful, Wilson was discovered singing in a N.Y.C. jazz club in the late 1950s by Cannonball Adderley, who told his management at Capitol Records that they needed to scoop her up before another label did. Wilson was immediately signed and started recording for Capitol, the premier vocal label of the 1950s and '60s.




    Musicians:



    • Nancy Wilson (vocal)

    • Hank Jones (piano)

    • Gino Bertachini (guitar)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Grady Tate (drums)




    Recording: November 1969 in New York City

    Production: David Cavanaughdeutsch




    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. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe
    2. Oh! Look At Me Now
    3. Glad To Be Unhappy
    4. Do It Again
    5. But Beautiful
    6. Easy Living
    7. Prelude To A Kiss
    8. I Thought About You
    9. For Heaven's Sake
    10. Supper Time
    11. I'll Walk Alone
    12. Darn That Dream
    13. In A Sentimental
    Nancy Wilson
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    Wicked Pickett

    Wicked Pickett (1966) is a fabulous Soul album, done when Pickett was in the midst of his best period at Atlantic. The album has everything - great songs, wonderful production and arrangements, and a hungry, galvanizing Wilson Pickett hollering, screaming, shouting, and soaring on anything he covered, from ballads to uptempo dance and midtempo wailers.


    Containing the hits Mustang Sally, Sunny, Dan Penn's You Left The Water Running and the classic Knock On Wood, this is a must have album for everyone with a craving for Soul, Soul, and more Soul!

    1. Mustang Sally
    2. New Orleans
    3. Sunny
    4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    5. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    6. She Ain't Gonna Do Right
    7. Knock On Wood
    8. Time Is On My Side
    9. Up Tight Good Woman
    10. You Left The Water Running
    11. Three Time Loser
    12. Nothing You Can Do
    Wilson Pickett
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    In Philadelphia

    In Philadelphia is the eleventh studio album by Wilson Pickett released in 1970. In 1970, Pickett decided to move with the times and headed to Philadelphia to work with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The result was Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia.


    It may not have seemed like an ideal match on paper, but in the studio the results were inspiring. Gamble and Huff kept the studio band on the good foot at all times and Pickett's always passionate and forceful performance added whatever grease that might have been missing from the Philly session cats. Good and popular songs on the album are Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You, Get Me Back On Time, and Help The Needy.


    The album reached number 12 on the soul albums chart in the United States. Engine Number 9 (the long version includes the massive drum break) charted at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the R&B Singles chart. Amongst others, credits go to Ron Baker, Roland Chambers, Ugene Dozier, and Bobby Eli.

    1. Run Joey Run
    2. Help The Needy
    3. Come Right Here
    4. Bumble Bee (Sting Me)
    5. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    6. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Part 1&2)
    7. Days Go By
    8. International Playboy
    9. Ain't No Doubt About It
    Wilson Pickett
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    Son Of A Preacher Man (Pure Pleasure)

    Nancy Wilson, one of the most stylish and sultry singers in jazz. Here we have an exciting mix of influences from the music of Nat King Cole, the romanticism of Billy Eckstine, the emotional delivery of Dinah Washington and the genius of Little Jimmy Scott.



    Nancy Wilson signed with Capitol Records in 1959, and recorded 37 albums over a period of 20 years, a period in which many of her album sales were second only to the Beatles, surpassing even Sinatra, Peggy Lee, the Beach Boys and Nat King Cole.



    This exhilarating album features the legendary bassist Chuck Rainey on this previously hard to find gem of an album. Produced by David Cavanaugh and with musical arrangements from Jimmy Jones, Phil Wright and Joe Parnello. Of Jimmy Jones, Nancy Wilson says one of the greatest arrangers there ever was. Very sparse, nothing overdone.



    Musicians:



    • Nancy Wilson (vocal)

    • Jimmy Jones (piano, arranger, conductor)

    • Phil Wright, Joe Parnello (arranger, conductor)

    • Chuck Rainey (bass)




    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. Son of a Preacher Man
    2. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    3. Mr. Walker It's All Over
    4. I Made You This Way
    5. Almost Persuaded
    6. Got It Together
    7. Make the World Go Away
    8. Husbands and Wives
    9. Little Green Apples
    10. Trouble in Mind
    Nancy Wilson
    $34.99
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    New Moon Daughter


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


    Singer Cassandra Wilson, who has had a rather diverse career that has ranged from the free funk of M-Base to standards à la Betty Carter, has in recent times adopted a folk-oriented style a little reminiscent of Nina Simone. On New Moon Daughter her repertoire ranges from U2 to Son House, from Hoagy Carmichael to Hank Williams (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry); it is certainly the only album ever that contains both the Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville and Strange Fruit.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Strange Fruit
    2. Love Is Blindness
    3. Solomon Sang
    4. Death Letter
    5. Skylark
    6. Find Him
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


    LP 2
    1. Last Train To Clarksville
    2. Until
    3. A Little Warm Death
    4. Memphis
    5. Harvest Moon
    6. 32-20

    Cassandra Wilson
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    The Cisco Kid

    1. THE CISCO KID
    2. THE TANGO IN PARIS
    3. SUPERFLY
    4. WE?VE ONLY JUST BEGUN
    5. SNAPS
    6. GROOVE GREASE
    7. THE LOOK OF LOVE 5:15
    Reuben Wilson
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