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  • Wonder Woman Soundtrack Wonder Woman Soundtrack Quick View

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    Wonder Woman Soundtrack

    Pressed On Double 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Limited Edition Of 3000 Numbered Copies On Gold Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    Gatefold Sleeve

    PVC Protective Sleeve

    Score By Rupert Gregson-Williams

    Featuring The Song To Be Human By Sia (feat. Labyrinth)

    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. After Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe.

    Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

    Rupert Gregson-Williams, a member of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions team of composers, wrote and composed the film's music. He was joined by Tom Howe, Paul Mounsey and Andrew Kawczynski who provided additional music.

    Australian singer Sia wrote a song for the film, titled To Be Human, featuring English musician Labyrinth, which is also featured on the soundtrack.

    LP 1
    1. Amazons Of Themyscira
    2. History Lesson
    3. Angel On The Wing
    4. Pain, Loss & Love
    5. Ludendorff, Enough!
    6. No Man's Land
    7. Fausta


    LP 2
    1. Wonder Woman's Wrath
    2. The God Of War
    3. We Are All To Blame
    4. Hell Hath No Fury
    5. Lightning Strikes
    6. Trafalgar Celebration
    7. Action Reaction
    8. To Be Human (Performed By Sia [feat. Labrinth])

    Rupert Gregson-Williams
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Wonder Woman Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Wonder Woman Soundtrack (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Wonder Woman Soundtrack (Pre-Order)

    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. After Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe.

    Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

    Rupert Gregson-Williams, a member of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions team of composers, wrote and composed the film's music. He was joined by Tom Howe, Paul Mounsey and Andrew Kawczynski who provided additional music.

    Australian singer Sia wrote a song for the film, titled To Be Human, featuring English musician Labyrinth, which is also featured on the soundtrack.

    LP 1
    1. Amazons Of Themyscira
    2. History Lesson
    3. Angel On The Wing
    4. Pain, Loss & Love
    5. Ludendorff, Enough!
    6. No Man's Land
    7. Fausta


    LP 2
    1. Wonder Woman's Wrath
    2. The God Of War
    3. We Are All To Blame
    4. Hell Hath No Fury
    5. Lightning Strikes
    6. Trafalgar Celebration
    7. Action Reaction
    8. To Be Human (Performed By Sia [feat. Labrinth])

    Rupert Gregson-Williams
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  • Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Soundtrack Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Soundtrack Quick View

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    Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Soundtrack


    First Pressing: Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Audiophile Red/Blue/Black Colored Vinyl


    Triple Gatefold Sleeve - PVC Protective Sleeve


    Includes Insert + Poster


    Features Etched F-Side


    The story: fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on Superman, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero the world really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, Lex Luthor creates a new threat: Doomsday. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.


    The soundtrack is a collaborative effort by film composers Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (aka Tom Holkenborg). This 3-LP deluxe vinyl set features over 90 minutes of music, five bonus tracks, an exclusive fold-out poster and liner notes from the composers. Additionally, the vinyl set features etched vinyl.

    LP 1
    1. Beautiful Lie
    2. Their War Here
    3. The Red Caps Are Coming
    4. Day Of The Dead
    5. Must There Be A Superman?
    6. New Rules
    7. Do You Bleed?
    8. Problems Up Here


    LP 2
    1. Black And Blue
    2. Tuesday
    3. Is She With You?
    4. This Is My World
    5. Men Are Still Good (The Batman Suite)


    LP 3
    1. Blood Of My Blood
    2. Vigilante
    3. May I Help You, Mr. Wayne
    4. They Were Hunters
    5. Fight Night

    Hans Zimmer + Junkie XL
    $58.99
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  • Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner) Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Carnegie Hall Concert (Speakers Corner)

    The third encounter of the cool, swinging art of Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker took place in New York's Carnegie Hall on a cold November day in 1974. So-called Cool Jazz had long since arrived and become popular on the East Coast with the result that the concert hall must have been filled to the last seat. The two hadn't performed together on stage for ten years, rivalry and who knows what else had put an end to the highly successful pianoless quartet.



    In spite of the enormously high expectations - the Carnegie Hall fills all musicians with awe due to the echoes of concerts given by such classical and jazz great as Artur Rubinstein, George Gershwin and their successors over many generations - every melody is wonderfully relaxed from the very first note on. This is surely due to the excellent rhythm group (with piano!). This is made up of musicians from the 'new generation' - musicians who were sucking on dummies in their prams when the two veterans came together for the first time in 1952.
    Oldies such as Bernie's Tune, My Funny Valentine and Line For Lyons, and new compositions like Song For Strayhorn and Song For An Unfinished Woman constitute a successful blend both for the two performers on stage and the audience alike. And there is no experimenting - no one wants to play or hear that - however the high level of communication is tangible everywhere.



    It makes sense to release the two individual LPs as a double album. What's more: the cover photo is exactly the same for both releases and you get almost 80 minutes of West Coast cool-hot jazz at its very best!



    Musicians:



    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon)

    • Chet Baker (trumpet)

    • Ed Byrne (trombone)

    • Bob James (piano, electric piano)

    • John Scofield (guitar)

    • Dave Samuels (vibraphone)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Harvey Mason (drums)




    Recording: November 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dave Hewitt and John Venable

    Production: Creed Taylor





    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. Line for Lyons
    2. For an Unfinished Woman
    3. My Funny Valentine
    4. Song for Strayhorn
    5. It's Sandy at the Beach
    6. K-4 Pacific
    7. There Will Never Be Another You
    8. Bernie's Tune
    Gerry Mulligan
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Stranger (On Sale) The Stranger (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Stranger (On Sale)

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Joels Breakthrough Record Loaded With Smash Hits: Movin Out (Anthonys Song), Just the Way You Are, Only the Good Die Young, Shes Always a Woman


    Getting It Right: Mobile Fidelitys Half-Speed Mastered Version Brings Phil Ramones Celebrated Production into Full-Color Detail


    1977 Set a Grammy Winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year


    Billy Joel entered 1977 with a great track record but in need of breakthrough. Pairing with producer Phil Ramone (Carly Simon, Simon & Garfunkel), who developed the requisite ingredients missing from Joels formula, the singer-songwriter became a household name and chart-topping success courtesy of The Stranger. Certified ten-times platinum, Joels artistic and commercial smash remains a pop-rock benchmark. Better still, it now sounds astonishing.


    An integral part of Mobile Fidelitys Billy Joel catalog restoration series, The Stranger is mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Far superior to the previous Sony and Simply Vinyl analog reissues, this edition emphasizes the crucial touches and insightful techniques Ramone brought to a batch of material that ranks among Joels most clever, catchy, and sagacious.


    Whereas a handful of Joels preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramones more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalists bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.


    A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, Just the Way You Are epitomizes Joels balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated Only the Good Die Young bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, Shes Always A Woman hints at trouble underfoot. And then theres the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.


    Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate Movin Out (Anthonys Song) and Scenes From an Italian Diner, each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.


    Don't pass up this seminal pop-rock work in the best fidelity its ever enjoyed.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. Shes Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream/The Stranger (Reprise)
    Billy Joel
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Woman King Woman King Quick View

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    Woman King

    Aside from the immediacy and intimacy of his recorded work, there is one thing clear about Iron & Wine's Sam Beam: he is wonderfully and seemingly effortlessly prolific. In just short of 2 years he has released 2 full-length albums and two EPs. Recorded in August 2004 with Brian Deck at his Engine Studios in Chicago, Iron & Wine's latest release, the Woman King EP, is striking both for its broadened palette (percussion, piano, violin, even electric guitar all crop up here) and its thematic focus on female characters both archetypal and personal. The latter is mostly coincidental, a larger batch of songs yielding recurrent imagery when pared down for this EP. That negotiation with the sexual other might be best summed up with a line from My Lady's House: Thank god you see me the way you do/Strange as you are to me. And, the increasingly complex beauty of Iron & Wine's albums might best be summed up by the following, from SPIN (in a review of Our Endless Numbered Days): It all works because Beam is a fearlessly accessible songwriter, framing his melancholy in concrete imagery and solid, inviting melodies. He writes with the self-confidence of a man at peace with his gauzy gufts. He sings like a father talking to a child he respects or like a husband to a wife he adores. Beam has given us his second straight masterwork: self-assured, spellbinding and richly, refreshingly adult. Here's his third.

    1. Woman King
    2. Jezebel
    3. Grey Stables
    4. Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
    5. In My Lady's House
    6. Evening on the Ground (Lilith's Song)
    Iron And Wine
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  • I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day Quick View

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    I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day

    This record marks a new and energetic phase of Julie's solo career with some of her most upbeat and inspiring songs. Direct and painfully honest, she lays it all out in her lyrics while also being almost the happiest woman in town, loving life and raising her kids. In addition to this new perspective, she showcases a thick distortion and melodic pop not heard since her days with indie heroes Eric's Trip in the 90s.
    1. Lovers Of The World
    2. Tailor
    3. Heavy Snow
    4. Nice To Come Home
    5. Consolation Prize
    6. Je Le Savais
    7. When Brakes Get Wet
    8. Borrowed Minivans
    9. Blue
    10. Glad To Be Alive
    Julie Doiron
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  • The Classic (On Sale) The Classic (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Classic (On Sale)

    I'm in the best place I've ever been in my life, declares Joan Wasser, and she's just recorded the album that proves it. The Classic, the fourth album of originals by the uniquely charismatic artist known as Joan As Police Woman, builds on the creative impetus and success of its 2011 predecessor The Deep Field, on which Joan strove to create music rooted in an intimate, elemental and uplifting brand of soul combined with her own unique serene, torch-singing temperament, with a more liberated feel than ever before. The result is a perfect reflection of her efforts to address - and solve - personal issues and so reject the singer-songwriter's traditional melancholic disposition for an unashamed lust for life. As graffiti in the artwork of her 2006 debut album Real Life read: Evolve and Be Brave.


    The Classic is named after one of its ten tracks. Part is to do with the way we recorded mostly live; the way records used to get made, she explains. But I wrote 'The Classic' itself as a classic girl-group doo wop song, and the lyric refers to classic old songs like Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell 'You're All I Need To Get By', Stevie Wonder's ' Joy Inside My Tears' and Danny & The Juniors' 'Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay'. And at the end, I spell out the name of the song, like Aretha Franklin did with 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'! The song begins 'I am home in your arms' and it's solely joyful, expressing jubilation. Melancholy is still part of my life, but it's no longer leeching energy from my life.

    1. Witness
    2. Holy City
    3. The Classic
    4. Good Together
    5. Get Direct
    6. What Would You Do
    7. New Year's Day
    8. Shame
    9. Stay
    10. Ask Me
    Joan As Police Woman
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Percy Sledge The Best Of Percy Sledge Quick View

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    The Best Of Percy Sledge

    The legendary Percy Sledge began his career singing in Alabama in the 1960's and soon got the attention of Atlantic Records. In record time, When A Man Loves A Woman burst into the soul charts and quickly hit number one. The classic love song crossed over to the top of the pop charts in 1966, making this one of the most important recordings ever in the journals of popular music. Friday Music is now very honoredto offer the wonderful soul sounds of Percy Sledge & his great The Best Of Percy Sledge album, for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl! Includes hits like Cover Me and others.
    1. When A Man Loves A Woman
    2. Out Of Left Field
    3. Take Time To Know Her
    4. Warm And Tender Love
    5. Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)
    6. The Dark End Of The Street
    7. Cover Me
    8. Sudden Stop
    9. Baby Help Me
    10. It Tears Me Up
    11. My Special Prayer
    12. You're All Around Me
    Percy Sledge
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress) Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress)


    First Time On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Ray Charles' Stunning Atlantic Records Debut!


    The One That Started The Genius Of Soul Phenomenon!


    Mastered For The First Time From The Original Monophonic Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Ray Charles was the premiere architect singer/songwriter/musician whose "genius" of combining jazz, blues
    with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become
    an American way of life forever etched itself in total with the release of his classic #1 hit single I Got a Woman from
    his stunning debut 1957 album Ray Charles.


    Fused with heavy blues, gospel and rock and roll, I Got a Woman was one of Ray's very first top charting hits
    soon to be followed by other #1 smash hit singles like Mess Around and A Fool for You. More hit singles graced his first
    album as well with Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ain't That Love and This Little Girl of Mine. The Ray Charles album itself
    on its own merit is truly a Greatest Hits LP, whereby most of these early Ray Charles' hit tracks have been covered
    hundreds of times by some of the most important voices in popular music, like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Steve
    Miller Band, Van Morrison, Peggy Lee, Johnny Winter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder and many others.


    Also included on this debut masterpiece are some of Ray Charles' more definitive blues rockers like the powerful
    Come Back Baby, the rockin' Greenbacks, the #1 blues rocker Mary Ann, and the brilliant soul sounds of Don't You
    Know, Drown in My Own Tears and Losing Hand.


    The Ray Charles album forever etched the name superstar and genius with Ray Charles as the LP reached the
    upper rungs of the popular, jazz and R&B charts and has become an American institution which will forever stand the
    test of time. Being one of his rarest LP's of his career, the magnificent album has not been officially released on vinyl
    in over five decades and fetches hundreds of dollars for a mint used copy if you can even find one.


    Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP of the Ray Charles'
    classic Ray Charles. As another installment in our treasured Ray Charles/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, his
    amazing debut LP is mastered from the original monophonic Atlantic Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster. This masterwork truly sounds exceptional and will become one
    of the more important roots albums to be reissued in quite some time for the audiophile vinyl domain.


    This limited edition release also comes with the original album cover graphics of Marvin Israel, featuring the
    stunning liner notes by Guy Remark.


    The album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly
    lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years to come. I Got a Woman!!!

    1. Ain't That Love
    2. Drown in My Own Tears
    3. Come Back Baby
    4. Sinner's Prayer
    5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
    6. Losing Hand
    7. A Fool for You
    8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
    9. Mess Around
    10. This Little Girl of Mine
    11. Mary Ann
    12. Greenbacks
    13. Don't You Know
    14. I Got a Woman
    Ray Charles
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  • Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 Quick View

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    Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980


    Recorded over 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, Live Forever is Bob Marley's last recorded concert. This never before released audio collection offers an incredible snapshot of one of music's most influential performers.



    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live Forever: The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA September 23, 1980 (UMe/Tuff Gong International) is a 2 CD/3LP/Digital collection that features many of Bob's most cherished songs, and is available for the first time. This unforgettable concert contains unique performances of No Woman No Cry, Jammin', and Is This Love, to name a few, and depicts a musical innovator and inspiration to many cultures and generations. This spectacular audio documentary Live Forever, also immortalizes the last song Marley ever performed live in concert, Get Up Stand Up his rally cry for equality.



    Bob's music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love. It has brought countless people together as it did that night 30 years ago in Pittsburgh. To hear that music today and to be able to share it with a new generation shows that Bob is as relevant today as he was 30 years ago. says Rita Marley



    The momentous occasion captured on Live Forever is now available on 2 CD/3LP/Digital, for the benefit of all who missed their first opportunity to attend that magical evening. Marley's influence on today's musical landscape and his continuous worldwide appeal is still evident today. His legacy and message carry on.



    Uprising's most notable song, Redemption Song, is featured on this extraordinary release and has been covered by everyone from Rihanna and The Dave Matthews Band to Stevie Wonder and Chris Cornell. His hits compilation, Legend, has also spent an astonishing 1,000 weeks on the Billboard catalog chart sitting at #1 for 110 of those weeks. The celebration of Marley's work continues as Legend get the video game treatment and is available to download as part of the best-selling Rock Band series. The Marley family also plans to commemorate Bob Marley and his legacy with other celebratory events through the year in 2011.

    LP 1
    Side 1



    1 Greetings
    2 Natural Mystic
    3 Positive Vibration
    4 Burnin' & Lootin'



    LP 1
    Side 2


    1 Them Belly Full

    2 The Heathen
    3 Running Away
    4 Crazy Baldhead



    LP 2
    Side 1


    1 War / No More Trouble
    2 Zimbabwe
    3 Zion Train



    LP 2
    Side 2


    1 No Woman No Cry
    2 Jamming
    3 Exodus



    LP 3
    Side 1


    1 Redemption Song
    2 Coming In From The Cold
    3 Could You Be Loved



    LP 3
    Side 2


    1 Is This Love
    2 Work
    3 Get Up Stand Up



    CD 1


    1 Greetings
    2 Natural Mystic
    3 Positive Vibration
    4 Burnin' & Lootin'
    5 Them Belly Full
    6 The Heathen
    11 Zion Train
    12 No Woman No Cry



    CD 2


    1 Jamming
    2 Exodus
    4 Coming In From The Cold
    5 Could You Be Loved
    6 Is This Love
    7 Work
    8 Get Up Stand Up


    Bob Marley & The Wailers
    $79.99
    Vinyl LP Box Set - 3 LPs + 2 CDs Sealed Buy Now
  • Barefoot in the Head Barefoot in the Head Quick View

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    Barefoot in the Head

    They say the only people who know true freedom are musicians and gangsters, Chris Robinson says with a laugh. And Bob Dylan said to live outside the law you must be honest. We're living in these anxiety-filled times, in an era of 'no truth,' but what our music represents is this truly honest way of communicating with people, and that's a really freeing thing.

    If their stellar new album, 'Barefoot In The Head,' is any indication, freedom suits the Chris Robinson Brotherhood well. The band is in the midst of one of their most prolific periods to date, with a slew of studio and live records coming out amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further. 'Barefoot In The Head' finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. The album showcases the continued growth of Robinson's songwriting partnership with his bandmates (guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill), while reveling in the kind of playful adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned in to the same sonic wavelength.

    The album opens with the Americana funk of Behold The Seer, which sounds like something of a mission statement for the CRB as Robinson sings, If you want to keep your engine humming / Keep your eyes wide ahead and don't look back. On the dreamy She Shares My Blanket, Robinson crafts cinematic scenes from a winter love affair in the mountains, while elegant pedal steel added by special guest Barry Sless on Blonde Light Of Day casts a warm, romantic haze and Blue Star Woman sounds like T-Rex dressed in overalls living on a West Coast commune. Throughout the album, Robinson and the band deftly intertwine country, blues and psychedelia, even channeling freewheeling 60s' folk on Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks, a breakneck stream of consciousness that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality. On the English psych inspired Glow, which Robinson calls one of the most special things I've ever done in the studio, The CRB are joined by the celebrated sarodist Alam Khan (son of the legendary Ali Akbar Khan).

    After six years of solid touring with this band, we can still roll into Fayetteville, AR on a Tuesday night and have the most fun of any musical thing I've ever been a part of, says Robinson. We don't have the weight of responsibility or nostalgia, which means we're in the very psychedelic situation of getting to be totally honest and create everything in the moment. That's freedom.

    1. Behold the Seer
    2. She Shares My Blanket
    3. Hark, the Herald Hermit Speaks
    4. Blonde Light of Morning
    5. Dog Eat Sun
    6. Blue Star Woman
    7. High Is Not the Top
    8. If You Had a Heart To Break
    9. Glow
    10. Good To Know
    Chris Robinson Brotherhood
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  • Masque Masque Quick View

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    Masque

    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably At Friday Music & Capitol Mastering


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    In 1975, superstars Kansas delivered one of the finest albums in their time honored and much loved classic rock catalog with their third smash Masque. Featuring the classic line-up of Steve Walsh on keys and lead vocals, Phil Ehart on drums, Kerry Livgren playing the lead guitar, Robby Steinhardt on violin and lead vocals and Dave Hope on bass, the Masque album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning four decades.


    With hard rockers like Two Cents Worth and It Takes A Woman's Love and the brilliant progrock classic The Pinnacle, the Masque album would be the transitional masterwork which would soon
    carry them into their arena rock classics Leftoverture and Point Of Know
    Return.


    Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more prog-rock champions like the
    masterful Icarus and the powerful rocker Mysteries and Mayhem, making their third album Masquethe home run it is and will forever be!


    Friday Music is no stranger to the stunning recordings of Kansas. Therefore it is with much
    excitement to announce another installment in the Kansas/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with their legendary masterpiece Masque. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and Capitol Mastering and pressed at RTI, this stunning LP was long overdue for the
    audiophile vinyl domain.


    In honor of Kansas 40th Year Anniversary, we are offering for a very limited time a first
    time gatefold cover, featuring the original graphics, lyrics and of course the five star mastering you would expect from Friday Music. We believe this wonderful new audiophile release of Masque will become one of the most anticipated prog-rock releases of the New Year!

    1. It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man)
    2. Two Cents Worth
    3. Icarus (Borne On Wings Of Steel)
    4. All The World
    5. Child Of Innocence
    6. It's You
    7. Mysteries And Mayhem
    8. The Pinnacle
    Kansas
    $29.99
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    Bashed Out

    This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. Bashed Out is her band's third album, the result of an extended period collaboration with the record's producer Aaron Dessner (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives). Dessner--the co-founder of the Brassland label--is best known for his work in The National. Indeed, the backing band he gathered for Bashed Out combines the talents of This Is The Kit's touring members (Rozi Plain, Jesse Vernon, Jamie Whitby-Coles), alongside a number of session players drawn from the Brooklyn music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National) all made key instrumental contributions. This music is honest, human and humane-a folky-lovely slow-rumble. It's rock but of the hangover-friendly, stoner variety; it's folk but at a groovy speed. As notable as the music, however, is front woman Kate Stables, whose voice hearkens back to the classic singer-songwriter era--her distinctive, cutting vocals up front in the mix. It's a self-confidence gained since her previous album, 2011's Wriggle Out the Restless, which made her band a minor institution in the United Kingdom, especially on the radio which has embraced the group. This Is The Kit has received across the board support from BBC 6 DJs Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe & Maconie, Marc Riley, Cerys Matthews, and Mary Anne Hobbs--receiving further play from BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens, Jen & Ally, and Phil Taggart. Wonderful wonderful stuff, said DJ and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, before arguing their last album should have made the Mercury Prize shortlist. The Line of Best Fit has already called This Is The Kit an essential fixture of British folk music for the past 10 years one of a handful of truly innovate songwriters working with the British folk template today. In America, however, the band is just building up to their breakout moment. Bruce Warren, program director at influential American AAA station WXPN has praised Stables' "warm and gorgeous voice" and we expect similar notices to come across on this new LP. From Kate's earliest year growing up in the UK town of Winchester, she learned that great art takes time. In some ways the place I grew up is defined by being a Roman Saxon medieval cathedral city, she explains. They started building the Winchester Cathedral a thousand years ago and they've been working on it ever since. It's an exciting moment to join This Is The Kit's continuing musical evolution into a synesthetic, shape-shifting entity-rooted in folk but encompassing elements of psychedelia, alternative rock, and electronic textures and sensibilities.
    1. Misunderstanding
    2. Silver John
    3. Spores All Settling
    4. Magic Spell
    5. Bashed Out
    6. All In Cahoots
    7. Nits
    8. Vitamins
    9. We Are In
    10. Cold and Got Colder
    This Is The Kit
    $17.99
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    Trinity Lane (Pre-Order)

    This record was written mostly in the summer of 2016 in my apartment off of Trinity Lane. A few tunes came out on the road as well. After moving out of an ex's house, I settled into a new neighborhood down the road. Shortly after, I picked up a tour with my good friend John Moreland where we went to the West Coast and back. I was trailing them in my little 2002 Honda Accord that has literally been all over the country with me. A woman in my early 30s, I found myself sick of my same old shit. I was inspired by the landscape of the west. My faith was tested on the curves of the Highway 101 through the Red Woods. I got terrifyingly stoned on weed gummy bears in Denver. I saw real cowboys in Wyoming and drove through a flood in Arkansas. I felt displaced, but connected.

    Upon returning to the south, my home of Tennessee, I slunk back into my nook off of Trinity. I went over all the things I'd seen. There had been a freedom in being so far away - a lack of responsibility, a distance from some of the issues, if you will, though I'd carried them right with me, back to my birthplace of Los Angeles, peering over the ocean, wondering how you can come so far yet end up in the same place. I contemplated fleeing and just staying in California, but the south is my home and I had to deal with what needed to be dealt with. I started to write. And go to the park. And listen to records. And play my guitar every night. Every time I wanted a man, I picked up my guitar. Every time I wanted a drink, I picked up my guitar.

    Love will take you to the darkest places but also to the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I've always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I'd had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn't talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with - we didn't really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, Oh man, I'm just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, This is our little hideout, baby. And it really was. The woods were behind me, Dickerson Pike was in the front.

    So after a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it's like to question home, intention, demons, love....I think most people understand that. I hope you love this record, I made it for you.

    1. All Kinds Of People
    2. The Night David Bowie Died
    3. Trinity Lane
    4. Everything I Had
    5. I Wanna Go Home
    6. Imposter
    7. Records
    8. Different, I Guess
    9. Rotterdam
    10. Sucker
    11. So Much You Don't Know

    12. See Ya Later
    Lilly Hiatt
    $19.99
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    All My Life

    With All My Life, his second APO Records release, Jimmie Lee is aiming for goose bumps and tears. And if you've got appreciation for acoustic, front porch blues, you'll have a tough time escaping his spell.


    No doubt Jimmie Lee Robinson offers a delightful taste of traditional blues. His work through the years with such stalwarts as Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Elmore James and Jimmy Reed have made their impressions on the man called The Lonely Traveler just as he has been credited with inspiring them.


    On All My Life you'll hear standby classics like a haunting, slowed-down version of Muddy Waters' Forty Days and Forty Nights with eerie harmonica accompaniment by Madison Slim. And Jimmie Lee even covers a non-blues favorite with What a Wonderful World. His live version of that song at a 1999 concert in Blue Heaven Studios - the converted church that is home to APO Records - brought tears to scores of the 400 in attendance.


    But All My Life is also packed with Jimmie Lee originals like the title track, which was once covered by John Mayall, where Jimmie Lee pleads with the woman of his dreams to return all the respect and love he's paid to her. That track is also a perfect showcase for the classic Jimmie Lee growling vocals and the spurs jangling from his boots as the only percussion.


    Unlike his first APO release, Remember Me, an almost entirely-solo effort, Jimmie Lee is joined on most of the All My Life tracks by APO artist and noted-guitarist Jimmy D. Lane and journeyman harp player Madison Slim, whose knack for acoustic blues is highlighted on this release.


    Jimmie Lee has gained national attention for his protest of the destruction of Chicago's famed Maxwell Street, said to be the birthplace of Chicago blues and the neighborhood where Jimmie Lee grew up. He fasted for 81 straight days, shunning solid food as if it was the wrecking ball he so badly wants to stop. His efforts were even documented on the front page of the New York Times.

    1. Forty Days and Forty Nights
    2. I'll Be Around
    3. Love My Baby
    4. The Sun Is Shining
    5. Driftin' Blues
    6. The Girl I Love
    7. Ludella
    8. All My Life
    9. I'm Ready
    10. What A Wonderful World
    11. Too Late
    12. If I Get Lucky
    Jimmie Lee Robinson
    $24.99
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    Live Bootleg Special Edition


    The Johnny Winter Live Bootleg Series Continues On Friday Music!


    First Time Special Limited Edition Recordings From The Rare Archives Owned And Controlled By The Legend Johnny Winter!


    First Time On Smokin' 180 Gram White Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Johnny Winter Tapes At Friday Music Studios


    Legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter continues to enthrall audiences the world over. With his
    unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal prowess, Winter's style is truly unmatched in purity and in star power
    longevity.


    While he tours non-stop, it's no secret that his live performances are legendary. Fortunately for his huge fan
    base, Johnny has captured a lot of his concerts on tape over the many decades, which proudly leads us to the latest
    installment of the chart topping Live Bootleg Series.


    For Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Special Edition, the artist surely becomes his instrument in some incredible
    guitar shredding first time released live performances. The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended
    workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Freddie King classic Hideaway, blues favorite Ain't That
    Just Like A Woman and a stunning rock free for all on the Chuck Berry champion Johnny B. Goode.


    Known to write many of his own hit songs, Johnny also dug far back into his archives for two super rare performances for the fans with his classic power blues ballad Stranger and the masterful blues workout on Serious As A Heart Attack.


    Always a champion of his favorite bands and artists, Johnny closes out the album with an incredibly rockin'
    interpretation tip of the hat to The Rolling Stones with the hard rockin' Jumping Jack Flash.


    Friday Music is very honored to be the home of Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Special Edition. As with our previous releases, these are totally authorized and owned/controlled by Johnny Winter himself. Mastered impeccably by
    Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Canned Heat/John Lee Hooker) from the original Johnny Winter tapes at Friday Music
    Studios, this album consists of his own personally picked archives and will be a welcome collection to any fan of the
    blues and rock sounds of this Grammy Award winning artist and producer.


    In addition to the hard rockin' blues on this wonderful collection, this limited edition release also will be pressed
    for a very short time on 180 Gram WHITE VINYL, including the fine album cover artwork, as well as Johnny's good
    friend, producer and guitarist Paul Nelson's penned liner notes.


    Live Bootleg Special Edition by Johnny Winter Six tracks of pure Texan blues power on stunning 180 Gram
    WHITE VINYL, courtesy of the legendary Johnny Winter and Friday Music. Rock and Roll!!!!

    1. Hideaway
    2. Ain't That Just Like A Woman
    3. Johnny B. Goode
    4. Serious As A Heart Attack
    5. Stranger
    6. Jumping Jack Flash
    Johnny Winter
    $29.99
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    Porgy & Bess (Speakers Corner)

    The dream of creating an American opera such as Scott Joplin's Treemonisha, written in 1911, inspired George Gershwin a good twenty years later to amazing compositional feats. While Gershwin had brought his musical and musical comedies with great Éclat to Broadway, he wanted his through-composed stage work Porgy And Bess to be regarded as a legitimate opera.



    No matter whether one regards this exceptional work as »American folk opera« (The New York Times) or as a veristic portrayal of African-American life, central to the work is the expressionistic orchestral music that includes (work) songs, spirituals and elements of jazz, and the cast of singers, which, at the insistence of Gershwin, featured African-American singers.



    This stipulation will certainly have suited Verve boss Norman Granz who engaged not only a fresh and lively big band but also a classical string orchestra to support his successful duo of Ella and Louis. Thanks to this superb line-up, the catchy song I Got Plenty O' Nuttin' rolls along sleekly with swing and drive, while Summertime and Bess, You Is My Woman Now wafts away to the sound of heavenly violins. Listening to this music, you couldn't care less about the genre or category, just as long as these two genial musicians perform wonderfully arranged material from the American Song Book. The incomparable nasal twang of Armstrong's solo trumpet seeks out unerringly jazz elements where you would least expect them.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Louis Armstrong (trumpet, vocal)




    Recording: August 1957 in Los Angeles and October 1957 in Chicago

    Production: Norman Granz




    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.


    LP1
    1. Overture

    2. Summertime
    3. I Wants To Stay Here
    4. My Man's Gone Now
    5. I Got Plenty O' Nuttin
    6. Buzzard Song
    7. Bess, You Is My Woman Now


    LP2
    1. It Ain't Necessarily So

    2. What You Want Wid Bess
    3. A Woman Is A Somtime Thing
    4. Oh, Doctor Jesus
    5. Medley: Here Come De Honey Man / Crab Man / Oh, Dey's So Fresh & Fine
    6. There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
    7. Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess?
    8. Oh Lawd. I, On My Way!

    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    $69.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Chicago VII


    The Chicago/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of The Legendary #1 Chicago VII - First Time Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Lee Loughnane From Chicago!


    Chicago VII was another huge multiplatinum plus #1 smash for Chicago and a stunning return to the double LP
    format for this brilliant band. Featuring the original award winning line-up of Robert Lamm (lead vocals/keyboards),
    Peter Cetera (lead vocals/bass), Terry Kath (lead vocals/guitars), the legendary horns of Lee Loughnane (trumpet),
    Walter Parazaider (saxophone/woodwinds), James Pankow (trombone) plus Danny Seraphine (drums), Chicago VII is
    undoubtedly one of their biggest selling albums and is also one of the most revered offerings in their huge catalog.


    Buoyed by the success of huge hit singles like (I've Been) Searchin' So Long and Call On Me, their seventh album
    was filled with more smashes like the power driver Robert Lamm smash Lifesaver, the funk rocker Woman Don't Want
    To Love Me and the Chicago/Beach Boys duet smash hit single Wishing You Were Here.


    The wonderful 2 LP release also features a fine array of long band workouts on instrumentals which feature each
    bandmate laying down some serious grooves on tunes like Hanky Panky, Aire and Prelude To Aire, which of course
    feature the horn work of the founders Lee Loughnane, Walter Parazaider and James Pankow.


    Several of the fine tunes on this well-crafted album also feature the sorely missed vocals and guitar of Terry
    Kath, where he truly shines on tracks like the progressive jazz rock infused Song Of The Evergreens and the stunning
    Byblos, both of which make this fine album even more of a treasure trove of classic rock enjoyment.


    Peter Cetera shines vocally throughout on the LP as well, especially on the hit acoustic ballad sounds of Happy
    Man. While being one of the more signature songs from this collection, the tune also was known for its false start
    making it one of Chicago's more collectable rarities if you were lucky to own the original vinyl version from 1974.
    It's been several decades since the rare original vinyl version of Chicago VII has been available that is until now!


    Friday Music is very honored to continue the CHICAGO 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES with their masterpiece Chicago VII. Mastered impeccably from the original Chicago Records master tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday
    Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, with the supervision of Chicago's Lee Loughnane, this album is
    truly a thrilling first time audiophile vinyl release.


    For this special limited edition, we have also included the original full color album cover in gatefold style for the
    first time since it was released in 1974, complete with the great music you will always remember from this historic
    release.


    Chicago VII from Chicago on impeccable first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl exclusively from your friends
    at Friday Music I've Been Searchin' So Long

    LP 1
    1. Prelude To Aire
    2. Aire
    3. Devil's Sweet
    4. Italian From New York
    5. Hanky Panky
    6. Life Saver
    7. Happy Man


    LP 2
    1. (I've Been) Searchin' So Long
    2. Mongonucleosis
    3. Song Of The Evergreens
    4. Byblos
    5. Wishing You Were Here
    6. Call On Me
    7. Woman Don't Want To Love Me
    8. Skinny Boy

    Chicago
    $39.99
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    Still Climbing

    Leslie West is set to releases his album Still Climbing in 2013 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.


    Originality, excitement, honesty and survival are all part of what makes a legend, and those qualities ripple through every song on the album. It's a testimonial to the strength and durability of West's artistry. Born October 22, 1945, as he approaches his 68th birthday, West has packed some of the most soulful and searing vocal performances of his half-century career into these 11 tracks. His guitar has never sounded more massive or riff-orientated.


    What's different on Still Climbing is that I wanted my guitars to sound as big as I look. So I used four of my Dean Signature model guitars with my Mountain of Tone humbucking pickups. I plugged them into my Blackstar amps - no pedals - and turned them up loud and raw, and what you hear is exactly what I did in the studio. These Blackstar amps deliver everything I need without 'confidence' pedals. I played one of the early tracks we recorded for Slash, and he said, 'That is as heavy as it gets.'


    Still Climbing is co-produced by West and Mike Metal Goldberg, who engineered all of the sessions. Songs like Dyin' Since The Day I Was Born, Hatfield or McCoy, and Busted, Disgusted or Dead establish a new litmus test for heavy.


    The latter features West and Johnny Winter on duelling slide guitars. West also gave up smoking cigarettes and pot after a bout with bladder cancer, so it's no wonder many of Still Climbing's numbers explore the theme of survival and, ultimately, triumph. To that end, West avows, Not only am I lucky to be here, but because I stopped smoking my voice is now stronger than it's ever been - as strong as my guitar playing.


    His inclusion of Feeling Good, a song by British actor-musician Anthony Newley that was made famous by Steve Winwood's group Traffic, is a testimonial to all of that. Its lyrics celebrate a new dawn for me as West and his long-time buddy Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) trade vocal lines.


    West has always been an outstanding vocalist, earning comparisons to soul legends like Otis Redding since his 1969 debut Mountain, which gave his historic band its name. On Still Climbing West revisits the catalogue of another classic soul man, Percy Sledge, with the enduring When a Man Loves a Woman. He's joined by now 32 year-old soul man Jonny Lang, who he met 15 years ago when Lang was a rising guitar prodigy. West says they cut the tune side-by-side in the studio, their soaring guitars and voices twining to bring fresh blood and a blues-soaked arrangement to the song.


    When a Man Loves a Woman, Never Let Me Go and Fade Into You explore a romantic theme. In 2009 West married his wife Jenni, who co-wrote many of Still Climbing's songs with the guitar giant.


    Balls, guts, heart - more words that are part of West's legend and describe the roaring crescendos and deep emotional roots of Still Climbing - and West himself. You know, when it comes to talent, we don't all move at the same rate of speed, West muses. Some people start at the top of their game and after 10 or 20 years you wonder what the hell happened to them. I like to joke that the older I get the better I used to be, but after giving up drugs and smoking, my voice can hit notes that I never could reach before. I'm thankful for that.

    1. Dyin' Since The Day I Was Born (With special guest Mark Tremonti)
    2. Busted, Disgusted or Dead (With special guest Johnny Winter)
    3. Fade Into You
    4. Not Over You At All
    5. Tales Of Woe
    6. Feeling Good (with special guest Dee Snider)
    7. Hatfield or McCoy
    8. When A Man Loves A Woman (With special guest Jonny Lang)
    9. Long Red
    10. Don't Ever Let Me Go (With special guest Dylan Rose)
    11. Rev Jones Time (Somewhere Over The Rainbow)
    Leslie West
    $18.99
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    Wild Things

    180-Gram Yellow Vinyl In Gatefold Jacket


    "...full of charisma and personality "

    -AllMusic


    "...as tight and catchy as a baseball mitt."

    -BBC Music


    "People wonder why there's always a massive gap between my albums," says Pip Brown, better known as Ladyhawke, the one-woman synth-pop act from New Zealand. The reason is both complicated and easy. The simple explanation: "I've never released anything I'm not proud of. That's important to me."


    Those instincts have served Brown well, starting with her self-titled debut in 2008, which peaked at No. 16 on the U.K. album charts and No. 1 in Australia and New Zealand's album charts. Ladyhawke's more aurally angular follow-up, Anxiety, charted in the U.K.'s Top 40 and in Australia's and New Zealand's Top 20, respectively.


    Brown's conviction to authenticity led her on a journey starting in 2013. Over three years, she scrapped a full Ladyhawke album ("The material didn't feel like me. It felt too dark or something"). Once reliant on alcohol to surmount social anxiety ("I'd never done a sober show in my life until last December"), she quit drinking and focused on getting healthy. Then she welcomed that newfound clarity by crafting her latest release, the blissed-out Wild Things.


    "This album has given me a sense of purpose. Even if it took me months or years to get that purpose, as soon as I finished that record it was like an unbelievable weight was lifted off my shoulders," she says. You can hear that freedom in Wild Things' unabashed exuberance, a powerful, vibrant expression of life itself. "Everything I wrote was all the stuff I was going through. I got it out of my system, exorcised it from my soul."

    1. A Love Song
    2. The River
    3. Wild Things
    4. Let It Roll
    5. Chills
    6. Sweet Fascination
    7. Golden Girl
    8. Hillside Avenue
    9. Money To Burn
    10. Wonderland
    11. Dangerous
    Ladyhawke
    $20.99
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    The Pious Bird of Good Omen (Speakers Corner)

    After the break-up of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in the summer of 1967, the time seemed ripe for Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood to take their leave from raw British rock 'n' roll. The newly established band Fleetwood Mac first turned to black blues, and their art of playing was so similar to that of other groups that the magazine Eye criticised them for their »almost ridiculous mimicry«. However, their choice of performance style took them in the right direction and in 1969, the year in which The Pious Bird Of Good Omen appeared, they landed at the top end of the pop charts, even ahead of The Beatles and Stevie Wonder.



    Of course, in the cover version of Little Willie John's Need Your Love So Bad, which is treated with a velvety string sound, and other bluesy songs, the American influence still makes itself heard, but not without success! The highly individual sound of the group comes best through in the now legendary numbers such as the weightless, gliding Albatross and Black Magic Woman with its Latin and blues elements. Judged the best British blues ever to be played (allmusic.com), one can now sit back and enjoy this great album.



    Musicians:



    • Peter Green (guitar, vocal)

    • Jeremy Spencer (guitar, piano, vocal)

    • Danny Kirwan (guitar)

    • Eddie Boyd (piano, vocal)

    • Big Walter Horton (harmonica)

    • John McVie (bass)

    • Mick Fleetwood (drums)




    Recorded between September 1967 and October 1968 by Mike Ross

    Production: Mike Vernon





    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. Need Your Love So Bad
    2. Comin' Home
    3. Rambling Pony
    4. The Big Boat
    5. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
    6. The Sun Is Shining
    7. Albatross
    8. Black Magic Woman
    9. Just The Blues
    10. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
    11. Looking For Somebody
    12. Stop Messin' Round

    Fleetwood Mac
    $34.99
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    The Stranger

    Ranked 67/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Billy Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. He has had multiple Top 10 hits in the '80s and '90s, all of which he wrote singlehandedly. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, has sold over 100 million records worldwide and was inducted into almost every Hall of Fame there exists. Joel retired from recording pop music in 1993 but continues to tour, often with Elton John.


    'The Stranger' is his fifth studio album, originally released in 1977. While his four previous albums had been moderate chart successes, this was his breakthrough album. It remains Joel's best-selling non-compilation album to date. 'The Stranger' contains nine songs, many of which are now considered "classic Joel". Much of the album's success is attributed to Joel's collaboration with producer Phil Ramone, whose innovative production methods complemented Joel's songs. This fruitful collaboration would continue for a decade.


    Whereas a handful of Joel's preceding efforts feature a near-flawless mix of melodic arrangements and poignant lyrics, the aspects he sought in order to graduate into a more serious artist arrive here via Ramone's more muscular, fleshed-out, and rock-enabling production. The streamlined approach slightly strips back the sweeping developments heard on Piano Man and Turnstiles, and on this edition, lays bare the core of the material, allowing the vocalist's bittersweet yearning, rollicking 88 notes, and working-class conviction to emanate with full-bodied detail, vivid color, and grand-scale dynamics.


    A Grammy winner for both Record and Song of the Year, "Just the Way You Are" epitomizes Joel's balladic reach, his ability to transfer wistful sentiments and lovelorn emotions. He also flashes a mean streak. The animated "Only the Good Die Young" bounces and hops to an updated classic-R&B rhythm and, underneath its beauty, "She's Always A Woman" hints at trouble underfoot. And then there's the New York-centric, character-rich poetry of the vignettes.


    Akin to many of his influences, Joel nails the grit, personality, specificity, descriptiveness, and behavior of protagonists that populate "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" and "Scenes From an Italian Diner," each equally at home on The Stranger as well as on a Broadway play or on a golden-era Hollywood film soundtrack. No wonder that, just months after its original release, Joel was no longer a stranger to any of the music-loving public. He would never look back.

    1. Movin Out (Anthonys Song)
    2. The Stranger
    3. Just the Way You Are
    4. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
    5. Vienna
    6. Only the Good Die Young
    7. Shes Always a Woman
    8. Get It Right the First Time
    9. Everybody Has a Dream
    Billy Joel
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Divers

    Good heavens - five years go by - what can one do? Dive, listener, knowing that your next hour will be filled with diversions aplenty: a wheeling circuit of sci-fi sea-shanties and cavalier ballads, narrated from parts unknown; a family of polysemic song-sets; a paranomasaic Liederkreis of harmonic sympathies and knotted hierarchies; a fanfare of brazen puns and martial lullabies, blazing in sorrow and horseplay and love, in turns symphonic and spare, joined by Mellotrons and Marxophones and Moogs, clavichords and celestas-and of course the harp, thrumming its threnodies of circadian invasions and avian irruptions and strange loops of Shepard-toned resonant-frequencies and something called goddamned Simulacreage...


    The music of Divers is a wonder of considered arrangements - a taut line, threaded with the pearls of passed and passing times...a round, a chant, an incantation...a ray of light diverted eleven ways, into eleven songs that striate, in chromatic collusion, their simultaneous arc...a span that takes in lifetimes, but is immaculately sequenced for telescoped brevity. The music speeds with dissociative dread over montaged cityscapes; it hoofs with delight among the collaged quotations and sepia-toned codices of Popular Song; it ambles its carefree citational course through the public domain and down into the dustier corners of municipal parks, to lionize infamous airmen and anonymous Dutch Masters, to mourn pearl divers and Poorwills, and to elegize the ineluctable tragedy of relativity - a tragedy of parochial time, anecdotal time, dubious time...


    At the center of the mythos and the maelstrom is the woman. Divers reminds us that Newsom is a melodist, above all - an acolyte of melody and beauty in form, a crackerjack of emotional truth conveyed with undiluted immediacy. "The Things I Say" seems a naked admission, after the epic swales of war and peace that precede it, and yet this sudden moment of piano and voice falls seamlessly into the flow, buffeted by the haunting winds of a musical saw and time-slipping reversal at the finish. ...so that, at the aortic confluence of such a complexity of strings and wires, winking beneath the lacquered layers of instrumental nacre, biding quietly between the ranges ofrhapsodic arrangement-including those by Nico Muhly, Ryan Francesconi, Dave Longstreth, Dan Cantrell, and Newsom herself - there lies an intimacy seldom achieved, and simply heard.


    1. Anecdotes
    2. Sapokanikan
    3. Leaving the City
    4. Goose Eggs
    5. Waltz of the 101st Lightborne
    6. The Things I Say
    7. Divers
    8. Same Old Man
    9. You Will Not Take My Heart Alive
    10. A Pin-Light Bent
    11. Time, As a Symptom
    Joanna Newsom
    $33.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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