Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Phoebe Bridgers doesn't write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. Bridgers pulls together a formidable crew of guests, including the Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Christian Lee Hutson and Conor Oberst as well as Nathaniel Walcott (of Bright Eyes), Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Jenny Lee Lindberg (of Warpaint), Blake Mills and Jim Keltner as well as her longtime bandmates Marshall Vore (drums), Harrison Whitford (guitar), Emily Retsas (bass) and Nick White (keys). The album was mixed by Mike Mogis, who also mixed Stranger In The Alps.
Pink Floyd's Brilliant Rock Opera,The Wall, Reaches New Audiophile Heights: 180g 2LP Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by James Guthrie, Joel Plante, and Bernie Grundman
Mastered from the original analog master tapes by James Guthrie,Joel Plante, andBernie Grundman, this pressing ofPink Floyd's The Wallbests any other you've heard. Teeming with stunning dynamics, an immense front-to-back soundstage, newly uncovered details, balanced transients, and tube-amplifier warmth, it will have you truly hearing this classicRolling Stonenames the 87th greatest album of all time with fresh ears. Whether you already haveThe Wallon an older analog pressing or on one of myriad CD versions, this is the vinyl copy you need to own.
Sourced From the Original Master Tapes Cut at Abbey Road Studios by a First-Rate Team of Producers and Engineers: Stringent Procedures and Safeguards Ensure Optimum Sound
When the dust settles amidst critical debates, fewer than ten albums compete for the title of the Best Album Ever Recorded.Revolveris one of the chosen few—and for good reason. Seemingly reflecting the music of theBeatles'biggest peers of the time but surpassing it all by leaps and bounds,Revolveroverturned conceptions of what music was and could be. Without any doubt,Revolveraltered how every band from then on made records. And as this stereo pressing proves, it still does.
Part of Capitol/Apple’s quintessentialBeatlescatalog masters series on LP,Revolverhas been remastered by a dedicated team of engineers that includesGuy Massey, Steve Rooke, and Sam OkellwithPaul HicksandSean Magee. Proper care and a painstaking series of steps were taken to ensure that music lovers would hear the Fab Four in all their stereo glory with unprecedented clarity and transparency.
Recorded before theBeatles’personalities began to clash and in advance of the fog brought on by drug use,Revolverencompasses practically every imaginable style and then some. Gentle harmonic pop (“I Want to Tell You”), stained-glass acid rock (“She Said She Said”), upbeat soul (“Got to Get You Into My Life”), Indian (“Love You To”), and what, at the time, and in some ways still is, the most cutting-edge pop composition ever devised (“Tomorrow Never Knows”), a song thatsingle-handedly reimagined and rewrote the rules of production.
Best yet, theBeatlessound cohesive, enthusiastic, and confident. There are no fractures in the chemistry, and the band amicably competes with itself in aiming for and achieving rock immortality. WithGeorge Emerickin the fold as the new engineer,the Beatles approached the studio as a chemistry lab. The biggest revelation? The potential of tape loops, as evidenced by “Tomorrow Never Knows,” where phasing, reversing, slowing, and sampling turned the composition into a piece of masterpiece theater.Ringo’s bass drum is also noticeably tighter, thanks to the addition of a sweater placed inside.All of the aspects are fully audible and amazingly preserved on this excellent LP pressing.
With EMI’s legendaryAbbey Road Studiosproviding the backdrop, the four-year restoration process combined veteran expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, vintage studio gear, and rigorous testing to net what is without doubt the highest fidelity possible and authentic, jaw-dropping sound guaranteed to rival the original LPs. There is no longer any need to pay hundreds of dollars for Japanese pressings.
At the start of the restoration process, engineers conducted extensive tests before copying the analog master tapes into the digital realm using 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and a Prism A-D converter. Dust build-ups were removed from tape machine heads after the completion of each title. Artifacts such as electrical clicks, microphone vocal pops, excessive sibilance, and poor edits were improved upon as long as it was determined that doing so didn’t at all damage the integrity of the songs. Similarly, de-noising technology was applied in only a few necessary spots and on a sum total of less than five of the entire 525 minutes ofBeatlesmusic.
In cutting the digital masters to vinyl, stringent safeguards and procedures were employed.After cutting to lacquer, determined to be warmer and consistent than cutting to DMM, the next step was to use the Neumann VMS80 cutting lathe at Abbey Road. Following thorough mechanical and electrical tests to ensure it was operating in peak condition, engineerSean Mageecut the LPs in chronological release order.He used the original 24-bit remasters rather than the 16-bit versions that were required for CD production.It was also decided to use the remasters that had not undergone ‘limiting,' a procedure to increase the sound level.
Having made initial test cuts,Mageepinpointed any sound problems that can occur during playback of vinyl records. To rectify them, changes were made to the remasters with a Digital Audio Workstation. For example, each vinyl album was listened to for any ‘sibilant episodes.' vocal distortion that can occur on consonant sounds such as S and T. These were corrected by reducing the level in the very small portion of sound causing the undesired effect.
Similarly, any likelihood of inner-groove distortion was addressed.As the stylus approaches the center of the record, it is liable to track the groove less accurately. This can affect the high-middle frequencies, producing a ‘mushy’ sound particularly noticeable on vocals. Using whatMageehas described as ‘surgical EQ,’ problem frequencies were identified and reduced in level to compensate for this.
The last phase of the vinyl mastering process began with the arrival of the first batches of test pressings made from master lacquers that had been sent to the two pressing plant factories. Stringent quality tests identified any noise or click appearing on more than one test pressing in the same place. If this happened, it was clear that the undesired sounds had been introduced either during the cutting or the pressing stage and so the test records were rejected. In the quest to achieve the highest quality possible, the Abbey Road team worked closely with the pressing factories and the manufacturers of the lacquer and cutting styli.
For this project, there was no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. Yes, it took a village to get it right.
The BeatlesRevolverTrack Listing:
1. Taxman 2. Eleanor Rigby 3. I'm Only Sleeping 4. Love You To 5. Here, There And Everywhere 6. Yellow Submarine 7. She Said She Said 8. Good Day Sunshine 9. And Your Bird Can Sing 10. For No One 11. Doctor Robert 12. I Want To Tell You 13. Got To Get You Into My Life 14. Tomorrow Never Knows
Cage The Elephant- Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass/vocals), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums) - return with their third studio albumMelophobiaonRCA Records. The 10-song set was recorded in Nashville, TN and reunites the band with producerJay Joycewho produced the group’s prior two releases.
The new album is the follow up to 2011’s acclaimed sophomore albumThank You Happy Birthday, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has sold over 250,000 copies to date. Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly praised the release as “one of the best rock albums of the year.” The album also spawned the hit single “Shake Me Down” which spent six weeks at #1 at Alternative radio.
Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in 2009 and has sold over 550,000 copies to date. The album remained on the Billboard Top 200 chart for an astounding 73 consecutive weeks and produced three top 5 singles at Alternative Radio, including the massive hit “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked.” In additional to numerous sold out headline runs,Cage The Elephanthas toured with the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, and many more.
Matt Shultz onMelophobia: “When we set out to make this record we had a few different vague ideas for what direction we wanted to move in musically, but as usual the end result turned out nothing like what we had originally envisioned. There was an element of playfulness and swagger absent on our last record that unexpectedly began to surface. At the same time the songs had a more inner-directed and reflective sound. Finally, we started experimenting with combining the two polar elements. Every time we make a record we go to war with ourselves as individuals and as a collective. We try to remain true to our convictions and in the end, we have to let go and let the record speak for its self. Letting go is the easy part, getting to that point is the struggle.”
"This album has tested us as individuals and as a collective. We’re five people fighting for our own ideologies of good music – we clash stylistically and sometimes even personally,” said drummer Jared Champion. “The studio is the place where we push all of those individual creative emotions together and smash them to the dispersion point until they explode like a Timebomb. With the explosion arrives something beautiful and in the end, when you listen back and goose bumps prick your skin like the first few drops of a summer rainfall on searing concrete, you know that you and your band of brothers have created something substantial. Conquering our melophobia is what drives us.”
Landscape-Shifting Pop-Punk Classic Loaded With Hits!
Green Day'sthird release and major label debut,Dookieturned the San Francisco Bay area trio into overnight stars in 1994, and the group never looked back. The band's infectious brand of modern punk revitalized the genre with its flippant humor and ironic self-loathing.
The album produced the five hit singles "Longview," "Welcome to Paradise," "Basket Case," "She," and "When I Come Around" and remains the band's biggest selling record.Dookiewon the1995 Grammy Awardfor Best Alternative Music Performance.Green Daywas also nominated for Best New Artist, "Basket Case" was nominated for Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal and "Longview" was nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance.
Reissued here on 180g Vinyl.
Green DayDookieTrack Listing:
1. Burnout 2. Having a Blast 3. Chump 4. Longview 5. Welcome to Paradise 6. Pulling Teeth 7. Basket Case 8. She 9. Sassafras Roots 10. When I Come Around 11. Coming Clean 12. Emenius Sleepus 13. In the End 14. F.O.D.
Deluxe Colored Vinyl 2LP Edition of Final Studio Album with Two Bonus Tracks
Circlesis the sixth and final studio album by the lateMac Miller. Conceived as a sister album to 2018's Grammy-nominatedSwimming, the album was completed with the assistance ofJon Brion, with whom Miller worked onSwimmingand had been working together onCirclesat the time of his passing. While sonically distinctly different than its predecessor,Circlesfeatures many of the hallmarks for whichSwimmingwas critically-acclaimed upon its release - Miller further realizing his singing voice in addition to rapping, live instrumentation and earnest, confessional lyrical content. Listeners will hear shades of some of the album's influences in its songs, from the T-Rex guitar tone of "Surf" to the Plastic Ono Band-era John Lennon feel of its production and the inspired cover of Arthur Lee's 1972 single "Everybody's Gotta Live." It's a momentous final entry into the discography of an artist that remains at the center of reimagining the limits of rap. Thisdeluxe colored vinyl 2LPedition comes complete withtwo bonus tracks.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of the second studio album by Metallica, originally released in 1984. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair in the midst of a thunderstorm. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Although rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical maturity and lyrical sophistication. This was partly because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and had more input in the songwriting. Instead of relying strictly on fast tempos as on Kill 'Em All, Metallica broadened its approach by employing acoustic guitars, extended instrumentals, and more complex harmonies.
Making A Fire Re-Version includes contributions from members of the Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, Antibalas, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more. Chasing Birds Re-Version includes contributions from Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Clint Maedgen, Walter Harris, Branden Lewis, Ronnell Johnson and more.
“Whitey Ford Sings the Blues” is the first album from Everlast, following his departure from House Of Pain and was released in 1998. The record was both a commercial and critical success, selling more than 3 million copies worldwide and certified double platinum. The track “What It’s Like” earned Everlast a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
A1. The White Boy Is Back A2. Money (Dollar Bill) A3. Ends A4. What It's Like B1. Get Down B2. Sen Dog B3. Tired B4. Hot To Death B5. Painkillers C1. Prince Paul C2. Praise The Lord C3. Today (Watch Me Shine) C4. Guru C5. Death Comes Callin' D1. Funky Beat D2. The Letter D3. 7 Years D4. Next Man
Deluxe Colored Vinyl 2LP Edition of Folklore Sister Record featuring Haim, The National and Bon Iver Plus Two Bonus Tracks!
Serving asTaylor Swift'sninth studio album overall and the sister record toFolklore(the No. 1 selling album of 2020), the universally acclaimedEvermorebowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as the beloved singer/songwriter's second No. 1 on the chart in five months and third No. 1 on the chart in sixteen months. It also eclipsed global sales of one million in under seven days. Featuring the hit singles "Willow," "No Body, No Crime" and "Coney Island,"Evermorewas created withAaron Dessner, Jack Antonoff, andJustin Vernonand includes guest contributions fromHaim,The NationalandBon Iver. Thisdeluxe colored vinyl 2LP editionof the album also includes thetwo bonus tracks "Right Where You Left Me" and "It's Time To Go."
"To put it plainly, we just couldn't stop writing songs," Swift says of her second album of 2020. "To try and put it more poetically, it feels like we were standing on the edge of the folklorian woods and had a choice: to turn and go back or to travel further into the forest of this music. We chose to wander deeper in. I've never done this before. In the past I've always treated albums as one-off eras and moved onto planning the next one after an album was released."
NMEwrote in their five-star review: "If Folklore is an introspective, romantic older sister, Evermore is the freewheeling younger sibling. Folklore was Swift's masterful songwriting spun through a very specific sonic palette. Evermore feels looser, with more experimentation, charm and musical shades at play. The new album reaps the rewards the stylistic leap of faith that Folklore represented, pushing the boundaries of that sonic palette further still."
Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition of the classic sophomore album from the Britpop band, Oasis. The follow-up to Oasis's 1994 debut album DEFINITELY MAYBE, (WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? was recorded in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd, 1995, it sold a record-breaking 347,000 copies in the first week. It spent 10 weeks at #1 in the UK, and is Oasis's most commercially successful with 22 million copies sold worldwide. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? features many of Oasis's biggest hit singles. Double vinyl LP pressing includes digital download.
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of this 1984 album. Six years and five albums after their debut, Van Halen had become one of the biggest bands in world around the release of 1984, which includes a number of the band’s most legendary songs such as the #1 hit, "Jump", "Panama" and "Hot For Teacher". Mastering engineer Chris Bellman, who remastered the original albums at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios, was enlisted for this new version. In order to produce the original sound the band intended, Bellman cut straight from the quarter-inch tapes.
Co-produced by Danger Mouse, Demon Days(2005) is the double platinum-certified second studio offering from the world's most famous virtual hip-hop group. The brainchild of Blur's Damon Albarnand Tank Girl co-creatorJamie Hewlett, the animated cast of characters from its innovative 2001 predecessor return - 2D (vocals), Murdoc (bass), Noodle(guitar/keyboards) and Russel Hobbs(drums) - alongside guests like De La Soul,Ike Turner, Dennis Hopper, MF Doom, Shaun Ryder, Neneh Cherry, Bootie Brown and the London Community Gospel Choir. Home to the catchy and cinematic singles "Feel Good Inc.," "Dare" and "Dirty Harry," New York'sPaper called the album a "work of conceptual art that's as fulfilling to listen to as it is enjoyable to look at...more melodic, free-flowing and sharper-edged than on its predecessor."
Remastered from the Original Master Tapes by Jimmy Page and Pressed at Pallas: Led Zeppelin's Physical GraffitiHas Never Sounded Better, Features Faithfully Replicated Packaging
"Kashmir," "Houses of the Holy," and the 13 other songs onLed Zeppelin's landmarkPhysical Graffitihave never sounded so alive. Painstakingly remastered from the original master tapes by guitarist Jimmy Page, and pressed at Pallas (Europe's best plant), this 180g 2LP ofPhysical Graffitiis amazing. Page spent years on this project with one goal in mind: Making these reissues the end-all-be-all definitive editions of his iconic band's records. He has succeeded, and then some. In addition to the reference-caliber audio, each LP features packaging that fully replicates the look of the first pressing of the original album.You won't believe how these records sound, look, and feel.
Certified 16x platinum in the U.S.,Physical Graffiti has commercial success equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creativetour de forcethat explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot.”
• 40th anniversary edition
• 180g 2LP set newly remastered by Jimmy Page from the original master tapes
• Pressed at Pallas in Germany
• Packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP's first pressing in exacting detail
Tom Petty And The HeartbreakersGreatest Hitson 180g 2LP
It's been 40 years sinceTom Pettyand his extraordinary band,The Heartbreakers, unleashed their eponymous debut. In the subsequent decades, Petty - both as a solo artist and as leader of the band - has sold over 80 million records worldwide, earned 18 Grammy nods and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Petty's musical integrity and craft, not to mention his seemingly effortless flair for rapturous hooks, have remained constant despite ever-shifting musical trends, and his multi-generational fan base continues to swell. In the words ofRolling Stone'sAlan Light, "The man's consistency is pretty astounding."
That signature craft and consistency is on full display throughoutTom Petty And The Heartbreakers'generous 19-trackGreatest Hitscompilation which lingered on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for a staggering six years following its original release in 1993. Gathering definitive material fromTom Petty and the Heartbreakers(1976) through toInto the Great Wide Open(1991), Greatest Hitsis as true a can't miss as they come. The collection also included two new cuts with the hit single "Mary Jane's Last Dance" and an excellent cover of Thunderclap Newman's "Something in the Air."
LP1 1. American Girl 2. Breakdown 3. Anything That's Rock & Roll 4. Listen To Her Heart 5. I Need To Know 6. Refugee 7. Don't Do Me Like That 8. Even The Losers 9. Here Comes My Girl 10. The Waiting 11. You Got Lucky
LP2 1. Don't Come Around Here No More 2. I Won't Back Down 3. Runnin' Down A Dream 4. Free Fallin' 5. Learning To Fly 6. Into The Great Wide Open 7. Mary Jane's Last Dance 8. Something In The Air
Double vinyl LP pressing of this newly-remastered 1996 album. Sublime is the eponymous third and final studio album by the ska punk band. The album was produced by Paul Leary and David Kahne. Sublime formed in 1988 in Long Beach, California by vocalist/guitarist Bradley Nowell, bassist Eric Wilson, and drummer Bud Gaugh. By the time it came to record this major label debut, Nowell had been struggling with a heroin addiction. Sublime was recorded over a period of three months in Austin, Texas. The album's musical style contains elements of punk rock, reggae, and ska, as well as dancehall, hip hop, and dub music, with tempos ranging wildly. Nowell's lyrical subject matter relates to relationships, prostitution, riots, and addiction.
LP1 1. Garden Grove 2. What I Got 3. Wrong Way 4. Same In The End 5. April 29th, 1992 (Miami) 6. Santeria 7. Seed 8. Jailhouse 9. Pawn Shop
LP2 1. Paddle Out 2. The Ballad Of Johnny Butt 3. Burritos 4. Under My Voodoo 5. Get Ready 6. Caress Me Down 7. What I Got (Reprise) 8. Doin' Time