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  • A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Quick View

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    A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of

    A Quiet Normal Life: The Best Of Warren Zevon is a greatest hits album by Warren Zevon originally released in 1986.
    1. Werewolves Of London
    2. Play It All Night Long
    3. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
    4. The Envoy
    5. Mohammed's Radio
    6. Desperados Under The Eaves
    7. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    8. Lawyers, Guns And Money
    9. Ain't That Pretty At All
    10. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
    11. Accidentally Like A Martyr
    12. Looking For The Next Best Thing
    Warren Zevon
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  • Warren Zevon (1st) Warren Zevon (1st) Quick View

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    Warren Zevon (1st)

    Warren Zevon is a Rock & Roll album recorded in 1975 and released in 1976 by the artist of the same name. The album features guest appearances of artists like Jackson Browne, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, Phil Everly, Don Henley and Glenn Frey, Bonnie Raitt and many more.


    Warren Zevon was a ten-year music industry veteran who had written songs for The Turtles, backed up Phil Everly, done years of session work, and been befriended by Jackson Browne by the time he cut his self-titled album in 1976. Zevon sure didn't think (or write) like any of his pals in the Eagles or Fleetwood Mac; Zevon's music was full of blood, bile, and mean-spirited irony, and the glossy surfaces of Jackson Browne's production failed to disguise the bitter heart of the songs on Warren Zevon.


    For all their darkness, Zevon's songs also possessed a steely intelligence, a winning wit, and an unusually sophisticated melodic sense, and he certainly made the most of the high-priced help who backed him on the album. This was the album that confirmed he was a major talent, and it remains a black-hearted Pop delight.

    1. Frank And Jesse James
    2. Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded
    3. Backs Turned (Looking Down The Path)
    4. Hasten Down The Wind
    5. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
    6. The French Inhaler
    7. Mohammed's Radio
    8. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
    9. Carmelita
    10. Join Me In L.A.
    11. Desperados Under The Eaves
    Warren Zevon
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  • Excitable Boy Excitable Boy Quick View

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    Excitable Boy

    The Jackson Browne/Waddy Wachtel produced album Excitable Boy broke Warren Zevon's career wide open in 1978. Empowered by decadence and excess not to mention a gang of collaborators that included Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, Zevon turned out unforgettable classics like Werewolves Of London, Johnny Strikes Up the Band and Lawyers, Guns And Money among others. This 180g audiophile vinyl reissue features half-speed mastering from the original Asylum vault tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering. Includes original graphics, lyrics and poly sleeve.
    1. Johnny Strikes up the Band
    2. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
    3. Excitable Boy
    4. Werewolves of London
    5. Accidentally Like a Martyr
    6. Night Time in the Switching Yard
    7. Veracruz
    8. Tenderness on the Block
    9. Lawyers, Guns and Money
    Warren Zevon
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  • Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School Quick View

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    Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School


    The Warren Zevon/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    Celebrate 3 Decades Of His Legendary Rock Masterpiece Featuring His Friends Joe Walsh, Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley, Glenn Frey And Jackson Browne


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Elektra Records Tapes


    For an artist who first gained success as a songwriter with superstars like The Turtles, Linda Ronstadt, and
    Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon's own acclaimed recordings proved to be a major force on the music scene for many
    decades. His music transcended all genres of rock and pop music styles, fusing melodic landscapes with thought
    provoking and somewhat controversial lyrical content during his successful reign on the album and radio charts.


    After reaching platinum heights with his very popular Excitable Boy LP (Friday Music 9006), his amazing follow-up album Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School hit the rock charts again thanks to the remake of The Yardbirds classic
    A Certain Girl as well as his smash collaboration with Bruce Springsteen on Jeannie Needs a Shooter.


    The twelve track masterpiece is loaded with some even more time honored Warren Zevon classics like the rockers Play It All Night Long, Wild Age and Junglework, as well as melodic ballads like Empty-Handed Heart featuring his
    superstar friend Linda Ronstadt on vocals, plus his collaboration with T-Bone Burnett on Bed of Coals.


    The Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School sessions featured the musical talents of not only Warren Zevon but his
    superstar friends like Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Don Felder from The Eagles, David
    Lindley, J.D. Souther and the aforementioned songstress Linda Ronstadt.


    This Warren Zevon masterpiece has been out of print on vinyl now for over two decades, however, Friday Music
    is now very honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl limited edition of Warren Zevon's classic
    Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School.


    Mastered impeccably from the original Elektra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Warren Zevon/Boz Scaggs/Elvis
    Presley), this amazing rock classic truly shines once again in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    To enhance your 180 Gram Vinyl listening, we have also included the original artwork elements in a super limited
    gatefold style LP cover, filled with the original lyrics, and rare record cover sized art not seen in years.


    The legacy of Warren Zevon continues with his 1980 classic recording Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School
    finally available once again on an impeccably mastered 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl only from your friends at
    Friday Music.

    1.Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
    2. A Certain Girl
    3. Jungle Work
    4. Empty-Handed Heart
    5. Interlude No. 1
    6. Play It All Night Long
    7. Jeannie Needs a Shooter
    8. Interlude No. 2
    9. Bill Lee
    10. Gorilla, You're a Desperado
    11. Bed of Coals
    12. Wild Age
    Warren Zevon
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  • Excitable Boy Excitable Boy Quick View

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    Excitable Boy

    Excitable Boy is the third album by Warren Zevon, released in 1978. It includes the top 40 success Werewolves of London, featuring Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass. The album brought Warren to commercial attention and remains the best-selling album of his career.


    The tracks Excitable Boy and Werewolves of London were considered macabrely humorous by some critics. The historical Veracruz dramatizes the United States occupation of Veracruz, and likewise Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner is a fictionalization of a mercenary in Africa. Lawyers, Guns and Money is a tongue-in-cheek take on Cold War paranoia. In addition, there are two ballads about life and relationships (Accidentally Like a Martyr and Tenderness on the Block), as well as a dance tune (Nighttime in the Switching Yard).


    Additional musicians included in the album's creation are band members Jorge Calderón on vocals, Danny Kootch Kortchmar on percussion and guitar, and Russ Kunkel on drums. Among others, also Jackson Browne, Jeff Porcaro, Linda Ronstadt and Waddy Wachtel are featured as session musicians.

    1. Johnny Strikes Up The Band
    2. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner
    3. Excitable Boy
    4. Werewolves Of London
    5. Accidentally Like A Martyr
    6. Nighttime In The Switching Yard
    7. Veracruz
    8. Tenderness On The Block
    9. Lawyers, Guns And Money
    Warren Zevon
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Let Freedom Ring Let Freedom Ring Quick View

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    Let Freedom Ring

    Import

    Remastered


    Prophet started his wild ride back in 1984, when Green on Red, the
    seminal purveyors of American Rock-Roots, plucked him out of
    Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight-year ride, and the
    recording of as many albums. Since then Prophet has recorded nine
    amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with the likes of
    Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake, and Jonathan Richman, not to
    mention production credits for Warren Zevon, Alejandro Escovedo
    and Kelly Willis. Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke and Heart have
    recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Prophet has never
    been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out.
    For his ninth solo album Let Freedom Ring, Chuck reached out to
    some musicians and talked them into going down to Mexico City, The
    Biggest City in the World (pop. 25 million). Recorded at Estudio 19, a
    state-ofthe- art studio (well, circa 1958 state-of-the-art anyway) with
    Greg Leisz (Beck, Wilco, Emmylou Harris) coproducing.
    Within three days of arriving swine flu broke out and the indignity of
    having to wear blue surgical masks just to fit in.
    Over the course of the next eight days, the band set about recording
    ¡Let Freedom Ring!, enduring a poorly timed blackout, shakedowns
    by the Policia, and a 6.4 earthquake mid-take - Mexico City might only
    be 4 hours away by plane but it might as well have been on the other
    side of the moon. But whilst mayhem ensued, the band buckled down
    to the task in hand, all set up together in a tight little bamboo lined
    room with the amps cranked. Chuck played his Fender Squire, Kelly
    Stoltz on backing vocals, Rusty Miller (Jason Lyte‟s band) played
    bass while Drummer Ernest Boom Carter turned his sticks into
    kindling. Carter played on Springsteen‟s Born To Run - he promptly
    quit the E Street Band after they spent 6 months recording it. The
    results can be heard from the Clash inspired opener to the power pop
    of Let Freedom Ring‟ and the Eddie Cochran infused Good Time
    Crowd‟.

    1. Sonny Liston's Blues
    2. What Can A Mother Do
    3. Where The Hell Is Henry?
    4. iLet Freedom Ring!
    5. You And Me Baby (Holding On)
    6. American Man
    7. Barely Exist
    8. Hot Talk
    9. Love Won't Keep Us Apart
    10. Good Time Crowd
    11. Leave The Window Open
    Chuck Prophet
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  • Thanks I'll Eat It Here Thanks I'll Eat It Here Quick View

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    Thanks I'll Eat It Here


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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    Jumpin' In The Night

    The 1979 release Jumpin' In The Night was the third and final album by the Flamin' Groovies on Sire Records. Continuing in the power pop vein of Shake Some Action and Now but with a bit more muscle and edge this album caps off the 70s in style with great original songs such as the title track and First Plane Home, plus choice covers including Warren Zevon's Werewolves Of London, Dylan's Absolutely Sweet Marie and The Byrds 5D.
    1. Jumpin' In The Night
    2. Next One Crying
    3. First Plane Home
    4. In The U.S.A.
    5. Down Down Down
    6. Yes I Am
    7. Werewolves Of London
    8. It Won't Be Wrong
    9. Please Please Me
    10. Tell Me Again
    11. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    12. 5D
    13. Ladyfriend
    Flamin' Groovies
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  • Long Slow Dance (On Sale) Long Slow Dance (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Long Slow Dance (On Sale)

    Long Slow Dance is the new Mexican Summer release from San Francisco garage rockers The Fresh & Onlys (Tim Cohen, Shayde Sartin, Wymond Miles, Kyle Gibson) and fourth full-length overall.



    Following-up 2009's Play It Strange and preceded by lead single Yes or No, Long Slow Dance was produced by Phil Manley (Barn Owl, the Fucking Champs, Wooden Shjips) and captured on the same reel-to-reel that Warren Zevon recorded "Werewolves of London."



    The sprawling selection of stoner-anthems is easily the group's most cohesive and compelling work to date.

    1. 20 Days & 20 Nights
    2. Yes or No
    3. Long Slow Dance
    4. Presence of Mind
    5. Dream Girls
    6. Fire Alarm
    7. Executioner's Song
    8. No Regard
    9. Euphoria
    10. Foolish Person
    11. Wanna Do Right by You
    Fresh And Onlys
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  • Made In Brooklyn Made In Brooklyn Quick View

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    Made In Brooklyn

    New Album From Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founder, John Mceuen


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Made in Brooklyn, the new album from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder, John McEuen, is coming your way on September 30th via Chesky Records. The album is a time capsule of American Roots music that features guest performances from the likes of Steve Martin, David Bromberg, David Amram, John Carter Cash, and a dozen other well-known stars of the genre. Featuring both original material from John, as well as unexpected covers such as Warren Zevon's Excitable Boy, Made in Brooklyn is a music-to-your-ears audio feast.


    Part of the Chesky Binaural + Series, all recorded with a single microphone, the band appears right before you with this spacious, lush and multi-dimensional recording. Now headphone users will hear the same three-dimensional sound and imaging as audiophiles have for the past 25 years with Chesky Recordings. Also, these new Binaural+ Series albums capture even more spatial realism for the home audiophile market, bringing you one step closer to the actual event. You will hear some of the most natural and pure cool music ever recorded!

    1. My Dirty Life and Times
    2. Travelin' Mood
    3. She Darked the Sun
    4. Acoustic Traveller
    5. I Rose Up
    6. Excitable Boy
    7. My Favorite Dream
    8. I Still Miss Someone
    9. Mr. Bojangles
    John McEuen
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  • Hasten Down The Wind (On Sale) Hasten Down The Wind (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Hasten Down The Wind (On Sale)

    Make Haste! Grab the Limited-Edition 180g LP of this Classic Now!


    Did any musician have more talent at their beckon call during the 70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined California's soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt at her best and that's saying something. Consider the watertight repertoire: The Warren Zevon title track. Patsy Cline's (by way of Willie Nelson) 'Crazy.' Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be the Day.' Nelson's 'Down So Low.' Karla Bonoff's 'If He's Ever Near.' Ry Cooder's 'The Tattler.'


    And then, there's the supporting cast, which includes Eagles legend Don Henley on drums and harmony vocals, folk-rock legend Peter Asher on guitar, session drumming master Russ Kunkel, and multi-instrumentalist sensation Andrew Gold playing just about everything with strings or skins. Couple this with the thematically revealing cover in a nod to the escapism of fantasy romance novels, the singer stands on a beach before an ocean and a running horse, her exposing dress a sign of the lovesick vulnerability that colors the songs and Hasten Down the Wind is the complete package of sensuality, passion, and poignancy.


    Now, due to Mobile Fidelity's trademark sonic restoration, the album finally has the exquisite sound it has always deserved. Listeners can now literally feel Ronstadt's deep-seeded emotions. Even better, her covers of affecting ballads and midtempo country-rock numbers intentionally revolve around vocal-heavy arrangements. It's no wonder that the album, which topped the country charts, also yielded two Top 20 hits and resulted in the artist's first platinum-record award.


    But make haste! Quantities are limited, and, unlike Ronstadt's timeless interpretations, this will not be around forever.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Lose Again
    2. The Tattler
    3. If He's Ever Near
    4. That'll Be The Day
    5. Lo Siento Mi Vida
    6. Hasten Down the Wind
    7. Rivers of Babylon
    8. Give One Heart
    9. Try Me Again
    10. Crazy
    11. Down So Low
    12. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
    Linda Ronstadt
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  • Middle Brother Middle Brother Quick View

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    Middle Brother

    Middle Brother (Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit) played their first show at 2010's SXSW, a tiny late-night unannounced event under the moniker MG&V. Other than recording the album and rehearsing once, they had never played the songs live. The audience (and the mob of onlookers crammed in the doorways and windows) were treated to an impossible-to-forget set by a band of musical comrades who seemed genuinely surprised by the fire that was ignited on stage. It was a rollicking and boisterous show that could have fallen apart at any moment and instead centrifuged into melodic and harmonic brilliance. What held it together was each member's sense of song and performance, a perfect, intuitive balance of craft and feel, equal parts playful and earnest.



    In a time when synthesizers and laptops are taking over stages, Goldsmith, McCauley and Vasquez are leading the pack of young rock songwriters who strive to carry on the tradition of figures such as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon and Tom Petty. Middle Brother came together in mid-2009 when the three song-smiths realized, after several on-stage collaborations, that they shared a unique vision and wanted to take it one step further, into the studio. Their songs are anthemic, soulful, passionate and confessional.



    The 12 tracks on Middle Brother are the result of their off-the-cuff yet diligent workshop experience. The songs are world-class, the performances raw and immediate as each member pushed the other to bring the best of what they do to the proceedings. The record captures a potent moment in time for these three burgeoning songwriting stars who are just beginning to feel the real power in their respective talents. The members of Middle Brother are confident, but not resolute and stuck. They are willing to explore and are open to each others ideas as they work towards the common ideal of the redemptive power of the song.

    1. Daydreaming
    2. Blue Eyes
    3. Thanks For Nothing
    4. Middle Brother
    5. Theater
    6. Portland
    7. Wilderness
    8. Me Me Me
    9. Someday
    10. Blood and Guts
    11. Mom and Dad
    12. Million Dollar Bill
    Middle Brother
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  • NOW That's What I Call Halloween (Pre-Order) NOW That's What I Call Halloween (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    NOW That's What I Call Halloween (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On 2x 180-Gram Orange & Purple Vinyl


    NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of NOW Halloween!, the NOW brand's spooktacular first foray into the tricks and treats of Halloween-themed rock and pop music, ranging from TV (True Blood) and movie themes (Halloween, The Exorcist, Beetlejuice) to novelty smashes (Monster Mash, Werewolves of London) to radio perennials (Season of the Witch, Don't Fear the Reaper, I Put a Spell on You).


    NOW Halloween! showcases 18 Halloween-themed classic hits from a variety of artists including director John Carpenter's Theme from Halloween, Rob Zombie's Dragula, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' O Fortuna, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells/Theme from The Exorcist, Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper, INXS's Devil Inside, Jace Everett's Bad Things/Theme from True Blood, Warren Zevon's Werewolves of London, The Specials' Ghost Town, Oingo Boingo's Dead Man's Party, Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Keepers' Monster Mash, The Citizens of Halloween's This is Halloween, Donovan's Season of the Witch, Nina Simone's I Put A Spell On You, Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title, Run-D.M.C.'s Ghostbusters, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's A Nightmare On My Street and Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me.


    The premium content--by the original artists--selected for NOW Halloween! has never been available on one collection until the release of this special anthology.


    NOW That's What I Call Music! debuted in the U.S. in 1998, following 15 years of multi-platinum international success. The series has generated sales exceeding 250 million albums worldwide, including more than 96 million in the U.S. alone. All 55 previous releases in NOW's numeric U.S. series have reached Billboard's Top 10, and 19 volumes have reached No. 1.

    LP 1
    1. John Carpenter - Halloween Theme
    2. Rob Zombie - Dragula
    3. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - O Fortuna
    4. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Theme From The Exorcist)
    5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    6. INXS - Devil Inside
    7. Jace Everett - Bad Things (Theme from True Blood)
    8. Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London
    9. The Specials - Ghost Town
    10. Oingo Boingo - Dead Man's Party


    LP 2
    1. Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers - Monster Mash
    2. The Citizens of Halloween - This is Halloween
    3. Donovan - Season Of The Witch
    4. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
    5. Danny Elfman - Beetlejuice: Main Title/End Title
    6. RUN-D.M.C. - Ghostbusters
    7. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - A Nightmare On My Street
    8. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me

    Various Artists
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  • Hollywood Holidays: The Classic 1991 Radio Broadcast Hollywood Holidays: The Classic 1991 Radio Broadcast Quick View

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    Hollywood Holidays: The Classic 1991 Radio Broadcast

    1000 Only Limited Edition


    This remarkable release captures The Pixies at their finest, immediately before Christmas 1991, playing a show - broadcast by public radio network KCRW FM - at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.


    From the outset, this legendary New England four piece are at the very top of their game - opening with the savage rip-snorting blast of Rock Music, before powering into the gloriously riff-driven surf instrumental Cecilia Ann.


    Even when pausing for breath, the slower numbers like Gouge Away and Subbacultcha are tough-as-nails and seethe with a barely contained fury. In addition to the usual Francis-Santiago-Deal-Lovering quartet, this performance benefits from the added keyboard wizardry of the mighty Ubus Eric Drew Feldman, who beefs up The Pixies live sound still further.


    Eventually, Kim Deals dissatisfaction with Black Francis autocratic leadership style and almost complete domination of the songwriting credits, led to the band splitting apart in early 1993. They took an eleven year career-break - while Francis forged a solo career and Deal went on to achieve further success with The Breeders - and then reconvened in 2004 with the same line-up, albeit - save for a brace of digital singles and a contribution to the Warren Zevon tribute album - only in a live capacity. That much anticipated fifth studio album has yet to materialise.


    This December 1991 set is naturally heavily weighted towards the bands then current record, Trompe Le Monde, which had been released just three months earlier in September. All but two of its fifteen songs are represented here - Space (I Believe In) and the title track being the only omissions.


    Head On, originally by the Jesus and Mary Chain, is a rare cover version amongst the Black Francis compositions. The only other non-original here is Cecilia Ann, a number cut in the early 1960s by The Surftones. The latter was included on The Pixies 1990 album, Bossanova which also contributes Rock Music and Velouria.


    Delving a little further back in time, Gouge Away, Crackity Jones, Wave of Mutilation and Monkey Gone to Heaven are all drawn from Doolittle (1989). Thematically linked - and played back-to-back here - are Manta Ray and Dancing the Mantra Ray, both originally only released as single b-sides. Finally, there is Ed Is Dead, the lone representative from The Pixies debut EP, Come on Pilgrim, released in October 1987.

    LP 1
    1. Rock Music

    2. Cecilia Ann
    3. Gouge Away
    4. Motorway To Roswell
    5. Alec Eiffel
    6. Velouria
    7. Crackity Jones
    8. Distance Equals Rate Times Time
    9. Manta Ray
    10. Dancing The Manta Ray
    11. Lovely Day
    12. Subbacultcha


    LP 2
    1. Letter To Memphis
    2. Palace Of The Brine
    3. Ed Is Dead
    4. Wave Of Mutilation
    5. Monkey Gone To Heaven
    6. Bird Dream Of The Olympus Mons
    7. The Sad Punk
    8. The Navajo Know
    9. Planet Of Sound
    10. Head On
    11. U-Mass

    Pixies
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