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  • Rest In Chaos Rest In Chaos Quick View

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    Rest In Chaos

    Let me explain what it's like to summarize Rest in Chaos. What you have here is, in the first place, the book of Genesis as deftly reconceived by Todd Snider who has been inhabited by a spirit resembling Philip K. Dick. The rest of the Hard Working Americans are under the direction (or perhaps in the thrall) of an older wiser Jimi Hendrix and a Frank Zappa no less exacting than he was when he departed. It is rock'n'roll music, past, present and future, and that's no dream, it's just a fact. There are moments here when the walls of Babel might be falling, there are moments when they are reinvented and every time you try to pin it down, it shows you something else. "Half Ass Moses," the third song, ends by declaring "The song wasn't all that complicated."


    Like hell it isn't. When, in the very next song, "Dope is Dope," Todd Snider is a voice more inflammatory and gritty than I have ever heard from him before, "His mother didn't understand him / Whose mother ever does?" am I supposed to laugh, cry, applaud or beg for mercy. All that's really sure is, you're not leaving 'til the show's over. Even if you want to. There's nowhere else to go, and even if there were, the music's too good.


    So much for metaphysics. The actual physics of the thing is seven billion people out for what they only think is a stroll, armed with nothing more than some quite treacherous Roman candles Rest in Chaos might, if these Hard Working Americans were scientists of something other than sound, be the story of the entropy of the universe, and if you think I'm kidding that's only because you haven't taken the deep dive into its complexity, which if not quantum is at least a quandary. Albums aren't this good anymore; they're not this ambitious; their parts are not so finely conceived, the risks they take are not so reckless, the ways they resolve contradictions are not so elegant. Most of all they don't kick you in the preconceptions anywhere near so often. (How did they manage to create harmonies in "Something Else" that recall both the Hollies and the Mothers of Invention?)


    Todd's songs sound like he swiped part of them from Billy Joe Shaver and part from Tim Buckley and welded them together with spare parts from Iggy and Paul McCartney. There's a nightmare embedded here, and what cares the weight of it, the aspect of doom and the hint of doom is Dave Schools' bass. Neal Casal, who might be the most under-rated guitarist in rock, is constantly making the chaos more beautiful than you'd think possible. The roots of the sound are in the jam bands and Americana groups and singer-songwriter sessions the band members have played in but when they get to "Throwing Goats" (OK, maybe I should have said Thomas Pynchon or John Barth rather than Dick) and "Something Else" (both parts), they've joined the ranks of the rockers who no longer look for interstellar overdrive, because they've already found it.


    All this is, of course, metaphor. Well, most of it. Some of it. The part about how strong it is, how smart, how completely the product of the past ("stand up for your brother, stick it to the man") and how anticipatory of one of the best futures anyone has shown us is straight up. It's one of the most well-sustained albums I've heard in years, and what it sustains is not only my faith in rock'n'roll or even how hard the Hard Working Americans really do work to make their magic, but how much it means to them, which is the only way it can mean very much to the rest of us.


    Let me put it this way: I've heard Rest in Chaos any number of times and there's no way I'm done with it. I can tell you about its surface but I haven't gotten to the bottom of it. I'm not really sure there is one. It is humbling to confront it, and reassuring to know that there is all the rest of our lives for that. "The High Price of Inspiration"? A bargain.

    1. Opening Statement
    2. It Runs Together
    3. Half Ass Moses
    4. Dope Is Dope
    5. Burn Out Shoes
    6. Roman Candles
    7. Ascending Into Madness
    8. Throwing The Goats
    9. Something Else
    10. Massacre
    11. The High Price of Inspiration
    12. Acid
    13. Purple Mountain Jamboree
    Hard Working Americans
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    Hard Feelings

    Formed in the suburbs of South Jersey in 2009, Major League got their start the old-fashioned way, through hard work, relentless touring and simple word of mouth. The quintet, made up of Nick Trask (vocals), Brian Joyce (guitar/vocals), Matt Chila (guitar/vocals), Kyle Bell (bass) and Luke Smartnick (drums), released a string of EPs over the last several years and found themselves on worldwide tours with bands like The Swellers, Living With Lions and DayTrader before entering the studio to record their follow-up release, Hard Feelings.


    This record means more to us than just an album comprised of our most recent material, says Major League guitarist Brian Joyce. It's a therapeutic release. Lyrically, we've poured ourselves into Hard Feelings with everything from childhood anxiety, to early twenties angst and everything in between. Instrumentally, this album is a product of what we dreamed of writing back in our bedrooms in 1999 learning Blink and NoFx songs.

    1. Hard Feelings
    2. Walk Away
    3. Twenty Seven
    4. Nightmares
    5. Arrows Crossed
    6. Landslide
    7. Because Heaven Knows
    8. Pull Me Out
    9. Home Wrecker
    10. Final Thoughts
    Major League
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    Hard Believer

    Hard Believer is the eagerly-awaited new studio album from Fink: Fin Greenall (vocals/guitar), together with Tim Thornton (drums/guitar) and Guy Whittaker (bass). It will be their first release on the R'COUP'D imprint, a label newly created by Greenall with the backing of the Ninja Tune team.


    Recorded in seventeen days at Hollywood's legendary Sound Factory studios with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster the People), Hard Believer is shot through with rawness and controlled aggression; an album replete with calm beginnings seguing into powerfully hypnotic loops and climactic finales. It is a masterful collection of songs from an artist at the peak of his creative powers.


    "We wanted to go deeper this time, and be more ambitious with the music," Fin explains, "to move the sound forward without losing touch of where we're from."


    Urban, bluesy, and alive, the album presents ten brand new songs, including the mighty "Shakespeare", a tale of young love gone tragically sour as the mood darkens from acoustic to guttural rock; the spiky yet delicate "Looking Too Closely", riding an irresistible piano-and-guitar groove; "Green and the Blue", on which a vulnerable Greenall meditates on the constants in life that see you through tough times; "Two Days Later", a deeply personal lament and one of only two songs on the record that start and remain down-tempo; and the breathtaking "Pilgrim", the latest collaboration with songwriter Blair Mackichan, co-writer of "This Is The Thing" from Fink's 2007 album Distance and Time, and "Honesty" from 2011's Perfect Darkness.


    Since making the transition from world-class club DJ and electronic producer, to the first ever singer-songwriter signed to legendary British label Ninja Tune, Greenall has released four critically acclaimed albums, worked in the studio with the likes of John Legend, Ximena Sariñana, Amy Winehouse and Professor Green and enjoyed incredible live success with the hugely popular 18-month Perfect Darkness world tour, which accumulated two live records: 2012's Wheels Turn Beneath My Feet, and 2013's Fink Meets the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. All this and Fink is still a name which - while evoking an impassioned response from many a fellow artist and from the avid fanbase - remains a mystery to a wider majority. This looks set to change...


    The term Hard Believer comes from deep-south Americana; it means somebody who is difficult to persuade, who requires proof. In truth, all anyone has to do here is listen to the powerful collection of songs on Hard Believer. The belief will surely follow.

    1. Hard Believer
    2. Green and the Blue
    3. White Flag
    4. Pilgrim
    5. Two Days Later
    6. Shakespeare
    7. Truth Begins
    8. Looking Too Closely
    9. Too Late
    10. Keep Falling
    Fink
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    Hard Bop

    Cut from the Original Analog Mono Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus & Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Limited Edition of Only 2500 Copies


    Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have passed through Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter and Donald Byrd, among many others. However brief their stay, working with the demanding and full-throttle drummer not only increased their visibility, but also their chops and interpretive capacity. Blakey's ability to drum up the best players in the game may have even eclipsed his superhuman ability to play drums.


    Altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Bill Hardman, bassist Spanky deBrest, and pianist Sam Dockery join the fold here to along with Blakey deliver whole-bop goodness on five propulsive, fiery tracks. True to its title, this LP bops hard, with a ferocious swing, boundless energy and telepathic communication between players - especially Blakey and Hardman. Considering the rhythmic demands of Blakey's locomotive playing style, this was an incredible achievement.


    Impex Records has cut this gorgeous, limited edition (2,500 pressings) 180-gram LP with the original analog mono master tapes and without computer processing of any kind. You hear all the vivacious interplay that occurred on that weekend in 1957 when Blakey and crew forged a bold new vision of muscular, funky jazz. This is music that still resonates over 50 years later. Not to be missed!

    1. Cranky Spanky
    2. Stella By Starlight
    3. My Heart Stood Still
    4. Little Melonae
    5. Stanley's Stiff Chickens
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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  • Hard Love Hard Love Quick View

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    Hard Love

    Tim Showalter's latest release as Strand of Oaks, Hard Love, emanates an unabashed, raw, and
    manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them. "For me, there
    are always two forces at work: the side that's constantly on the hunt for the perfect song, and
    the side that's naked in the desert screaming at the moon. It's about finding a place where
    neither side is compromised, only elevated."


    Drawing from his love of Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane's Addiction,
    and informed by a particularly wild time at Australia's Boogie Festival, he sought to create a
    record that would merge all of these influences while evoking something new and visceral.
    These influences coupled with an uninhibited and collaborative studio experience moved an
    initial concept for a singularly feel-good record to something more complex and real. As
    much as Showalter wants this record to seem like a party, it's more than that. It feels
    like living. "You went away you went searching came back tired of looking" is how
    Showalter begins the title track, a sentiment that epitomizes Showalter's own mentality in
    beginning Hard Love. As the record progresses, so do the themes of dissatisfaction
    and frustration with love, family, success, and aging, both in personal experience and
    songwriting

    1. Hard Love
    2. Radio Kids
    3. Everything
    4. Salt Brothers
    5. On The Hill
    6. Cry
    7. Quit It
    8. Rest Of It
    9. Taking Acid And Talking To My Brother
    Strand Of Oaks
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  • Work Song Work Song Quick View

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    Work Song

    1960's Work Song finds cornetist Nat Adderley at his artistic peak with this bluesy, hard-bop gem. Critics throughout the years have praised Adderley's lyrical work on this album, which includes his own writing and standards.
    1. Work Song
    2. Pretty Memory
    3. I've Got A Crush On You
    4. Mean To Me
    5. Fallout
    6. Sack Of Woe

    7. My Heart Stood Still

    8. Violets For Your Furs
    9. Scrambled Eggs
    Nat Adderley
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  • A Hard Road (Awaiting Repress) A Hard Road (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    A Hard Road (Awaiting Repress)

    Mono Edition


    1967s A Hard Road proved to be every bit as powerful and innovative as its predecessor, thanks in large part to Mayalls discovery of Claptons equally brilliant replacement, Peter Green. A one-of-a-kind player with a highly distinctive sound, Green makes his instrumental presence felt throughout A Hard Road, while delivering compelling lead vocals on You Dont Love Me and The Same Way. With sterling support from bassist John McVie and drummer Aynsley Dunbar, the material here features such Mayall originals as Hit the Highway, Leaping Christine and the title track, along with standout interpretations of tunes by Freddie King, Elmore James and Willie Cobbs. The legendarily haunting Green-penned instrumental The Supernatural previews the guitarists groundbreaking work with the original incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, which he and fellow Bluesbreaker John McVie would form a few months later.


    From the pristine U.K. mono masters, with complete original artwork and photos.

    1. A Hard Road
    2. It's Over
    3. You Don't Love Me
    4. The Stumble
    5. Another Kind Of Love
    6. Hit The Highway
    7. Leaping Christine
    8. Dust My Blues
    9. There's Always Work
    10. The Same Way
    11. The Supernatural
    12. Top Of The Hill
    13. Someday After A While (You'll Be Sorry)
    14. Living Alone
    John Mayall
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  • Dad Loves His Work (On Sale) Dad Loves His Work (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Dad Loves His Work (On Sale)

    Recorded amidst a failing marriage, ongoing heroin addiction, alcohol dependency, and a sense of fading commercial prowess, James Taylors Dad Loves His Work is an emotional juggernaut and musical marvel. Long considered a classic of the singer-songwriter domain, the 1981 effort stands as Taylors last real great album and an involving aural artwork that simmers with honesty, conviction, and feeling.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP marks the first time this classic has been properly remastered. Far exceeding the sonics of Sonys CD reissue, this audiophile version lifts up the cover on a world of sound, with Taylors mellow finger-picked guitar melodies, gently reassuring vocals, and bittersweet deliveries brought to the fore. Listeners will also be able to relax amidst the soft clouds of comforting background singing by ace guests Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, and Peter Asher.



    With the title reflecting the singers answer to his then-wife, Carly Simon, Dad Loves His Work remains a statement of certainty and priority that Taylor invests with devastating poignancy, physiological soulfulness, and universal pathos. Balancing the biting edginess and forlorn despair with equal parts self-deprecating humor and rapier wit, Taylors songwriting on such nuggets as Hard Times, Hour That the Morning Comes, and charged Stand and Fight is among the best of his career.



    No surprise, then, that Taylor wasnt only looking at and reflecting upon his own life, but that of his relationship with his own father and ancestors. The emotional repercussions involved with such looming themes trickle through the harmony-laden music, spurred by the vocalists trademark acoustic guitar, shivering harmonicas, Rhodes pianos, myriad percussive devices, and tasteful synthesizer passages.



    Taylors definitive duet with Souther on Her Town Too bridged both the pop and adult-contemporary charts, catapulting Dad Loves His Work in the Top Ten and past sales of one million copies. Similarly, Taylor expands his horizons on the politically motivated Sugar Trade, co-written by Jimmy Buffett.



    Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile 180g LP brings you into Taylors private world with unparalleled intensity and extreme closeness. Taylor feels every word he sings on this record, and now, thanks to meticulous remastering efforts, his expressiveness and sensitivity coming through via unencumbered transparency and dynamic acoustics. This edition of Dad Loves His Work is not to be missed!



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    1. Hard Times
    2. Her Town Too
    3. Hour That the Morning Comes
    4. I Will Follow
    5. Believe It or Not
    6. Stand and Fight
    7. Only for Me
    8. Summer's Here
    9. Sugar Trade
    10. London Town
    11. That Lonesome Road
    James Taylor
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    Hardly Criminal

    Crash's story unfolds with that particularly Southern swagger and with a tale of a Louisiana boy bred on Waffle House breakfasts and monster truck rallies, local Rodeos and the flicker of family bonfires. There was college for a hot minute, there was a move to the Irish Channel, there was the soaking in of all that is New Orleans, wet heat and Sazeracs, the wailing horns of jazz funerals, the teetering handmade floats of Mardi Gras, crawfish and etouffee and howling at the moon. There was work where he could get it, toiling as a PA on the studio sets, Hollywood coming south for the tax credits. It was on these film productions where crash earned his nickname, something to do with a questionable work ethic and repetitive tardiness (he admits you d have to ask one Ms. Rita Wilson for the real deal details). And yet despite his reputation (or perhaps because of it), he was anointed "assistant" to Johnny Knoxville during The!Dukes!of!Hazzard s run. (One can only imagine ) crash later joined the critically adored local act The Deadly Syndrome as lead singer and frontman, bringing his gris gris into the beautiful belly of the L.A. beast. Since then, crash has been barreling ahead, recording prolifically with The Deadly Syndrome, working with famed producer Daniel Lanios, composing a live stage score, acting in a few national commercials, and finally, after Deadly disbanded in 2013, heading out on the road with his pals, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, as percussionist and angelic vocal accompaniment. And somewhere in that heady mix in that combination of the rolling road, of California eucalyptus sway and dark NOLA mysteries, he discovered his true self - the wildaeyed, slyatongued, strutting, winking and wonderful crash of this here solo debut. Produced and engineered by the multitalented Ed Sharpe lead guitarist, Mark Noseworthy, (and featuring friends from the Zeros, Dawes, The Mystic Valley Band and more ) Hardly Criminal is the culmination of all that is strange and sad, hilarious and harmonious, about crash s own true tale. It is story a moving, funny, weird, and stunningly beautiful. You can hear the South, yes, Neville swing and Dr. John juaju, but you can also hear smooth soul, booty funk, and ragged folk, a mix of sounds taken from his past and pushed into the future, all accompanied by a deadpan storytelling prowess and a voice like a Cajun Prince (as in "The Artist Formerly Known As"). Hardly!Criminal! is the sum of crash s best parts - the sonic celebration of his story so far. So, set down a spell, cool yer bones, cher... and listen
    1. Hardly Criminal
    2. Motion Animal
    3. All My Friends
    4. High Wall
    5. Mine Always, Lioness
    6. Britches Catch Fire
    7. Song For The Birds
    8. Refinally
    9. Mad At The Clouds
    10. If God Was A Cajun
    11. Almighty Equal
    Crash
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  • Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won Quick View

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    Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won

    I suppose it's not terribly difficult to play a guitar - to hold the thing in your arms, to move your hands across its body in all the prescribed and proven ways, to coax a little melody into being.
    But what Nathan Salsburg - an acoustic guitarist and the curator of the Alan Lomax archive, a Pennsylvania-born Kentuckian who has logged good time in coastal Maine - does with his instrument is singular, nearly mystic: his are agile, engaging compositions, songs that feel desirous and questioning and vital, as if they weren't just channeled into being, but demanded revelation.


    Nathan's 2011 solo debut, Affirmed, directly addressed a trio of thoroughbreds - Affirmed, Eight Belles, and Bold Ruler - which also made it at least in part about Salsburg's Kentucky: the land that sustained and nurtured those horses, the ancient traditions that anointed and sometimes undid them. Its follow-up, Hard For To Win and Can't Be Won, is also a record about place, although its landscapes are less specific. Some of them are memories, even: spaces that were real once, but have to be conjured now, willed to or from mind. Most of the album's songs are instrumental, save two re-workings of older material: "Coll Mackenzie," written and first performed by Archie Fisher, and "To Welcome the Travelers Home," a composite of two traditional nineteenth-century pieces; one sacred, one less so. Both songs concern homecomings, what it feels like to be enveloped by a place that you know will sustain you, will nurture what needs nurturing.


    Musically, Nathan has emerged from a venerable tradition that includes Lena Hughes and Frank Hutchison, John Fahey and Ry Cooder. I'm reluctant to make too much of his virtuosity - and he is virtuosic, a staggering craftsman - because he is
    also in the unique position of having that be the least interesting thing about his playing. There are moments in Nathan's pieces - these nimble rhythmic shifts, steps from one place to another - that make my knees quiver. Listening to him play, it's hard not to feel subsumed by gratitude.


    I'm just as hesitant to frame his work as subversive, and yet - he is such a remarkably courageous writer and musician, and Hard For To Win and Can't Be Won is so matchless a document, so inimitable in its moves. This is the sort of record
    that could change the course of your year. It certainly changed mine. - Amanda Petrusich

    1. First Field Path
    2. Mrs. Gristle's Reel
    3. Paraffin & Turpentine
    4. Coll Mackensie
    5. Concessions
    6. Dog At Bay
    7. Chief Wants
    8. To Welcome The Travelers Home
    9. What Can't Be Won
    Nathan Salsburg
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  • Works Volume 1 Works Volume 1 Quick View

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    Works Volume 1

    Remastered For The First Time In 24 Bit / High-Density Formats From The Original Tapes


    Works Volume 1 (originally released as 'Works') is ELP's fifth studio album, released as a double LP in 1977, and now expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit / High-Density formats from the original tapes and reissued here as a 2LP set. The album is comprised of three solo band member LP sides, with the fourth showcasing the complete group.


    Works Volume 1 features ELP's anthemic and stylish 'Fanfare For The Common Man', a massive hit which reached No.2 in the U.K.; the brilliant, Keith Emerson compiled, Piano Concerto No.1, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; excellent romantic songs from Greg Lake at the peak of his creativity, and hard rocking classical adaptations from Carl Palmer - featuring Joe Walsh on lead guitar for one song. This album took ELP's bombastic, keyboard-driven prog rock epics to the limit.


    Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first supergroups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.


    *Cover art is subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Piano Concerto No. 1 (2017 - Remaster)
    i. 1st Movement: Allegro Giojoso;
    ii. 2nd Movement: Andante Molto Cantabile;
    iii. 3rd Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco
    2. Lend Your Love to Me Tonight (2017 - Remaster)
    3. C'est La Vie (2017 - Remaster)
    4. Hallowed Be Thy Name (2017 - Remaster)
    5. Nobody Loves You Like I Do (2017 - Remaster)
    6. Closer to Believing (2017 - Remaster)


    LP 2
    1. The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits (2017 - Remaster)
    2. L.A. Nights (2017 - Remaster)
    3. New Orleans (2017 - Remaster)
    4. Two Part Invention in D Minor (2017 - Remaster)
    5. Food for Your Soul (2017 - Remaster)
    6. Tank (2017 - Remaster)
    7. Fanfare for the Common Man (2017 - Remaster)
    8. Pirates (2017 - Remaster)

    Emerson, Lake And Palmer
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  • How Memory Works (Pre-Order) How Memory Works (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    How Memory Works (Pre-Order)

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    1. Honestly Now
    2. Gin & Platonic
    3. To've Had Two Of
    4. This Life Cummulative
    5. A Pale Orange
    6. White Out
    7. So Open: Hooray!
    8. A Name
    9. Osmosis Doesn't Work
    10. God Bless America
    11. A Party Able Model Of
    Joan of Arc
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    John Wesley Harding (On Sale)

    Ranked 301/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    John Wesley Harding on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stripped-Back, Unobtrusive 1967 Album a Mellow Return to Dylan's Roots and Harbinger of Country Rock


    Hear the Musical Cousin to Dylan and The Band's The Basement Tapes in Extraordinary Fidelity: Transparent 45RPM Edition Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System


    Includes Original Version of All Along the Watchtower


    Leave it to Bob Dylan to follow three of the most pioneering electric-based albums in history by again deviating from the norm and straying from expectation. Hinting at a return to his folk roots and firmly pointing toward the field that became country rock, John Wesley Harding breathes with relief and freshness, the sound of an artist re-engaging with the past, forging a future, and stepping into new realms after recovering from an accident and unimaginable pressure.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version presents the 1967 album with the finite details and impressionistic tones. Immediately notable for the slimmed-down instrumentation, brisk flow, and simple approach, the record continues to endure via a rustic, era-defying naturalism tied to the organic sounds and warm production swathing Dylan's acoustic guitar, mellow voice, breezy harmonica, and minor accompaniments. All of these traits translate with incredible realism and lifelike air on this reissue, which also brings out the low end of Charlie McCoy's bass with a previously unheard supple character. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Recorded around the same time as the sessions that yielded The Basement Tapes, John Wesley Harding came together after just three studio sessions and approximately 12 hours of time. While many specifics are shrouded in mystery, a majority of songs are tied to Biblical figures, ominous matters, and morality themes. Making not just a clear sonic break from his most recent efforts, but a songwriting transformation as well, Dylan embraces a strict economy of scale, dropping beat-poetry techniques in favor of stanzas that waste no words and progress narratives at every turn. It's as if the Bard is saying that truth is spoken here. Few, if any artists, have captured the American myth and its population of immigrants, drifters, and outlaws with such convincing scope and parabolic sagacity.


    Combined with the lyrical evolution and unabashed move towards country conventions, Dylan manages to turn popular music on its side, forging a subdued hybrid style no other peers had yet attempted. Arriving during a period of intense experimentalism and psychedelia, John Wesley Harding functions as a sigh of relief, a piano- and pedal steel-flavored set steeped in requisite simplicity in an environment that was increasingly marked by chaos and madness.


    Climbing to number two on the Billboard charts and quickly tallying one million in sales, the pared-down work resonated with a public ensnared by its myriad charms. Then, of course, there's the utter brilliance of every one of the songs here, each seemingly occupying a timeless space that suggests they could've been made in 1967, 1937, or 2007. With "All Along the Watchtower," Dylan landed upon a tune that would soon become one of the most-covered and revered tracks in history. And yet it isn't even a standout on an album on which every note just belongs.


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    1. John Wesley Harding
    2. As I Went Out One Morning
    3. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
    4. All Along the Watchtower
    5. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
    6. Drifter's Escape
    7. Dear Landlord
    8. I Am a Lonesome Hobo
    9. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
    10. The Wicked Messenger
    11. Down Along the Cove
    12. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    Bob Dylan
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    John Wesley Harding (Mono) (On Sale)

    Ranked 301/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time


    John Wesley Harding On Numbered Limited Edition Mono 180 Gram 45 RPM 2LP From Mobile Fidelity


    Stripped-Back, Unobtrusive 1967 Album A Mellow Return To Dylan's Roots And Harbinger of Country Rock


    Includes Original Version Of All Along The Watchtower


    Leave it to Bob Dylan to follow three of the most pioneering electric-based albums in history by deviating from the norm and straying from expectation - but continuing to work in the mono format. Hinting at a return to his folk roots and firmly pointing toward the field that became country rock, John Wesley Harding breathes with reassurance and freshness, the unobtrusive sound of an artist re-engaging with the past, forging a future, and stepping into new realms after recovering from an accident and unimaginable pressure.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, this restored mono version presents the 1967 album with finite details and in the original sound Dylan intended. Immediately notable for the slimmed-down instrumentation, brisk flow, and simple approach, the record continues to endure via a rustic, era-defying naturalism tied to the organic sounds and warm production swathing Dylan's acoustic guitar, mellow voice, breezy harmonica, and minor accompaniments. All these traits translate with incredible realism and lifelike air on this reissue, which also brings out the low end of Charlie McCoy's bass with previously unheard character. With the advantage of wider and deeper grooves, the 45RPM pressing also affords the opportunity to detect more information and lavish in the extra richness.


    The preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan with unparalleled directness. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, this mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the all-star accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. As much as any Dylan record, the music here fits the mono spectrum to a proverbial 't.'


    Recorded around the same time as the sessions that yielded The Basement Tapes, John Wesley Harding came together after just three studio sessions and approximately 12 hours of time. While many specifics are shrouded in mystery, a majority of songs are tied to Biblical figures, ominous matters, and morality themes. Making not just a clear sonic break from his most recent efforts, but a songwriting transformation as well, Dylan embraces a strict economy of scale, dropping beat-poetry techniques in favor of stanzas that waste no words and progress narratives at every turn. It's as if the Bard is saying that truth is spoken here. Few, if any artists, have captured the American myth and its population of immigrants, drifters, and outlaws with such convincing scope and parabolic sagacity.


    Combined with the lyrical evolution and unabashed move towards country conventions, Dylan manages to turn popular music on its side, forging a subdued hybrid style no other peers had yet attempted. Arriving during a period of intense experimentalism and psychedelia, John Wesley Harding functions as a sigh of relief, a piano- and pedal steel-flavored set steeped in requisite simplicity in an environment that was increasingly marked by chaos and madness.


    Climbing to number two on the Billboard charts and quickly tallying one million in sales, the pared-down work resonated with a public ensnared by its myriad charms. Then, of course, there's the utter brilliance of every one of the songs here, each seemingly occupying a timeless space that suggests they could've been made in 1967, 1937, or 2007. With All Along the Watchtower, Dylan landed upon a tune that would soon become one of the most-covered and revered tracks in history. And yet it isn't even a standout on an album on which every note just belongs.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. John Wesley Harding
    2. As I Went Out One Morning
    3. I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine
    4. All Along the Watchtower
    5. The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest
    6. Drifter's Escape
    7. Dear Landlord
    8. I Am a Lonesome Hobo
    9. I Pity the Poor Immigrant
    10. The Wicked Messenger
    11. Down Along the Cove
    12. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    Bob Dylan
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    Occidental Damage

    Eeprom stands for Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It keeps vital data safe in electronic devices and can be read an infinite number of times. He left for London with just a laptop and keyboard in his pocket, so to speak. Without funds, it was tough finding somewhere as well-equipped to record. Little by little, Danton managed to build up the home studio of his dreams, requiring a lot of hard graft. "Work hard and play hard", as the saying goes, and Danton was eager to do exactly that, taking his perfectionism to extraordinary new heights.
    1. Occidental Damage (Original Mix)
    2. Occidental Damage (Cardopusher Remix)
    3. Occidental Damage (Lee Burton Remix)
    4. Occidental Damage (Andreas Tome Remix)
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    La Maison De Mon Reve

    A vinyl version of the CD that was released in March 2004. The record has been gathering avid fans across the country and Europe has been working hard to make them superstars. These two sisters make an original style of music with delicate vocals and intricate instrumentation that stands beside the most modern and innovative artists today including Devandra Bernhart, Joanna Newsome an many more.
    Side One

    1. Terrible Angels

    2. By Your Side

    3. Jesus ♥'s Me

    4. Good Friday

    5. Not For Sale

     

    SIde Two

    1. Tahiti Rain Song

    2. Candyland

    3. Butterscotch

    4. West Side

    5. Madonna

    6. Hatian Love Song

    7. Lyla
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    Dangerously Delicious

    Actor, comedian, friend of the label Aziz Ansari (of Parks and Rec fame) has visited Third Man a handful of times, even gracing us with a surprise live set back in 2013. For years we've been working hard to find something to release together and his second Comedy Central stand-up special, Dangerously Delicious, which was originally released in 2012, contains so many great moments (50 Cent's 1st grapefruit experience, anyone?), it just needs to be pressed into wax. So, here we've done it! Put the needle in the groove and let the good times roll, friends.




    Manufacturer: United Record Pressing


    1. Intro
    2. Talking To Girls At Bars
    3. Crush On Waitress
    4. Texting With Girls
    5. I Kinda Have A Boyrfriend, Is That A Problem?
    6. I Think Too Much
    7. The Macaroni And Cheese Fuckin' Days Are Over
    8. Wasting Time On The Internet
    9. The Donut Video
    10. Sign Language For Jizz Everywhere
    11. My Favorite Racial Slurs
    12. Motley Crue Tour Vs. Aziz Tour
    13. Toronto Customs Lady
    14. Lady With The Puppies
    15. Driver That Had A Dick On His Shoulder
    16. Harris' College Essay
    17. 50 Cent Grapefruit Story
    18. Online Fight
    19. Jay-Z New Year's Story
    20. R. Kelly Online Video Dictionary
    Aziz Ansari
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    If Looks Could Kill

    Eeprom stands for Electrically-Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. It keeps vital data safe in electronic devices and can be read an infinite number of times. He left for London with just a laptop and keyboard in his pocket, so to speak. Without funds, it was tough finding somewhere as well-equipped to record. Little by little, Danton managed to build up the home studio of his dreams, requiring a lot of hard graft. "Work hard and play hard", as the saying goes, and Danton was eager to do exactly that, taking his perfectionism to extraordinary new heights. "If Looks Could Kill" took eighteen months to finish and certain tracks went through 26 iterations before reaching what he considered satisfactory excellence.
    1. Melodrama In Cinerama
    2. Biscotto & Chimpanzee (feat. Birkii)
    3. Hex Tape (feat. Emma Darling)
    4. Femdom
    5. All American Apparel
    6. Never Ask, Never Tell
    7. All Dressed Up (and Nowhere To Go)
    8. Occidental Damage
    9. Hungry For More
    10. All Eyes On Me
    Danton Eeprom
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    Right On Time

    There's a narrative at work in The Brought Low's best songs, chronicling existence in the inner-cities outer boroughs and the pratfalls of hard work, hard liquor and hard time. The essence of these stories mirror the band's own: the past couple years has been a repetition of arrivals and departures: family dying and being born, band members entering in and then walking out. There was a local new wave revival whose aesthetic they couldn't have less to do with, a cycle of touring, working, and touring again, a decrepit practice space that's become a decrepit second home. On the other side of the tunnel they've come out stronger, more resolute in their conviction, and wired for maximum impact.


    Singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Benjamin Howard Smith and drummer Nick Heller have been the nucleus of The Brought Low since the rolling thunder of their NYC debut in 1999. The band's universally-lauded self-titled debut album on Tee Pee Records earned them a loyal audience, and the howling overdrive of their impassioned live shows have become the stuff of city folklore. 2003 saw the addition of bassist Robert Russell as well as second guitarist Kevin Eleven, who left the band shortly after recording concluded, returning them to their original power trio format. Following the release of Right On Time, The Brought Low band has planned a series of guerrilla tours throughout the country that will carry them well into 2007.

    1. A Better Life
    2. Hail Mary
    3. This Aint No Game
    4. Tell Me
    5. Dear Ohio
    6. Throne
    7. Vernon Jackson
    8. Shake Down
    9. Blues For Cubby
    10. There's a Light
    The Brought Low
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    Rega Elys 2 Cartridge

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    The Rega Elys 2 is a Moving Magnet cartridge that uses uses an elliptical diamond stylus. Offering outstanding sound quality, this cartridge is highly recommended for any turntable, but is the perfect choice for your Rega turntable!


    Innovation


    Recent developments in coil winding techniques have allowed us to use our innovative parallel wound coil in our entire range. This technique uses approximately one third less wire than our previous models, thus producing a more efficient and reduced mass cartridge.


    About Rega Cartridges:


    Rega have worked hard on extracting even more performance from the new range of cartridges - generating superior sound and dynamic quality at no extra cost over their predecessors.


    Rega have improved production methods utilizing new technology which has become available. All you have to do is listen!

    Rega Cartridges
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    When to Talk and When to Listen

    Hard-working Canadian rock quartet Current Swell are back with their forthcoming new album When To Talk and When To Listen. Produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay, Of Monsters And Men, Shania Twain, Norah Jones etc), When To Talk and When To Listen is set for release via Nettwerk.
    1. Marsha
    2. You Got It Easy
    3. It Ain't Right
    4. When To Talk and When To Listen
    5. Woman In White
    6. Staying Up All Night
    7. Use Me Like You Do
    8. Thief of Joy
    9. Like I Fight For You
    10. Time and The Weight
    11. Marsha Reprise
    Current Swell
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    Being Elastic

    In 2014 Each Other will release their first LP,
    Being Elastic, on Lefse Records. Recorded to tape in their
    home-built studio in Montreal between tours across
    Canada, Europe and the U.S., Being Elastic is a document
    of a band always trying to move further out in terms
    of songwriting and production. Initial recordings were
    shelved in favor of starting over, as new songs piled up
    and intra-band shreddery intensified. The restless energy
    that defines their work habits shows up everywhere in
    their music.


    The songs have a solid foundation in avant-rock-pop traditions but are thwarted from sounding
    like any kind of reverent tribute to what's come before
    by being adventurous and exploratory. Surprise breaks,
    abrupt left-turns, tangled riffage, sidelong-glancing lyrics
    and Space Echo murk all punctuate the full-throated
    harmonies, artful melody and bright, ringing tone
    that makes up the core of these songs. At every turn,
    this is a record that sounds forward-looking but not
    futuristic, meticulously constructed but not formulaic
    or predictable. It's the sound of three people working
    hard on their own terms, without a promo budget or
    obnoxious social media hustling, to make a record that
    speaks for itself.

    1. About The Crowd
    2. Send Me Your Signals
    3. Scared Witless, Really
    4. You Or Any Other Thing
    5. The Trick You Gave Up
    6. Fine Time
    7. High Noon In The Living Room
    8. Your Ceiling Is My Floor
    9. Seeing Doubles, Dreaming Troubles
    10. Or Else
    11. Swell Patterns
    12. Relative Supervision
    Each Other
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    Forever (On Sale)

    A year plus on after the release of their debut LP, Sweden's Holograms have returned with their second full length, Forever. After a year and a half of touring, losing their jobs, parts of their sanity and returning home only with the hope that their hard work will eventually pay off, they embarked on a new record drawing from the experiences that had simultaneously excited and exhausted the members.


    Forever is more than the next set of songs from Holograms. It's a fully realized album that fans will relish for years to come.

    1. A Sacred State
    2. Flesh and Bone
    3. Meditations
    4. Ättestupa
    5. Luminous
    6. Rush
    7. Wolves
    8. Laughter Breaks The Silence
    9. A Blaze On The Hillside
    10. Lay Us Down
    Holograms
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    Dogman

    Dogman is the fifth studio album by metal/hard rock trio King's X, released in 1994. It marks the band's second album under Atlantic and their first to be produced by Brendan O'Brien, who had gained notoriety based on his work with Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots and The Black Crowes. Dogman signaled a heavier direction for King's X and, with strong approval from both critics and fans, is often considered one of their best works.
    1. Dogman

    2. Shoes

    3. Pretend

    4. Flies And Blue Skies

    5. Black The Sky

    6. Fool You

    7. Don't Care

    8. Sunshine Rain

    9. Complain

    10. Human Behavior

    11. Cigarettes

    12. Go To Hell

    13. Pillow

    14. Manic Depression
    King's X
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