Music
       
  Album:   Description:
 

Solo

Artist:
Enzo Pietropaoli
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

Side A
01 REDEMPTION SONG (Bob Marley) - 3.59
02 NUEVO (E.Pietropaoli) - 2.56
03 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (Simon/Garfunkel) - 3.52
04 CONFUSO NEL VENTO (E.Pietropaoli) - 2.26
05 PESCATRICI DI PERLE (E.Pietropaoli) - 3.55
06 AVE REGINA CAELORUM (Anonimo) - 4.11
07 NUAGES (Django Reinhardt) - 2.24

Side B
01 E PLAY (E.Pietropaoli) - 4.48
02 JUST LIKE A WOMAN (Bob Dylan) - 2.33
03 LITHIUM (Kurt Cobain) - 2.41
04 CORRENTE (E.Pietropaoli) - 3.59
05 UN VALZER PER CHI RESISTE (E.Pietropaoli) - 3.46
06 I LOVE YOU (Cole Porter) - 3.50


       
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J. S. BACH
Suites Per Violoncello Solo BWV 1009-1010 (VOLUME II)

Artist:
Rocco Filippini
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

SIDE A

Suite III BWV 1009 in do maggiore/IN C major
Prélude - 3.27
Allemande - 3.20
Courante - 3.02
Sarabande - 4.11
Bourrée - 3.17
Gigue - 3.03

SIDE A

Suite IV BWV 1010 in mi bemolle maggiore/in E flat major
Prélude - 3.55
Allemande - 4.01
Courante - 3.29
Sarabande - 4.08
Bourrée - 4.28
Gigue - 2.32


       
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The Four Seasons

Artist:
Salvatore Accardo
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

Concerto in Mi Maggiore “La Primavera”
1 - Allegro 3’47” 2 - Largo 2’21” 3 - Allegro 4’27”

Concerto in sol minore “L’Estate”
4 - Allegro non molto - Allegro 5’24” 5 - Adagio 2’17”
6 - Presto 2’48”

Concerto in Fa Maggiore “L’Autunno”
7 - Allegro 5’39” 8 - Adagio molto 2’26” 9 - Allegro 3’39”

Concerto in Fa minore “L’Inverno”
10 - Allegro non molto 3’21” 11 - Largo 2’19” 12 - Allegro 3’20”
Basso Continuo:
Cecilia Radic violoncello - Laura Manzini cembalo


       
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Sigurtà
LA NOTTE

Artist:
Pietropaoli
Lena
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

SIDE A (21.13)
La notte - Battista Lena - 6.25
Tre voci - Enzo Pietropaoli - 2.53
Peach trees - Rufus Wainwright - 5.46
Turn out the stars - Bill Evans - 6.11

SIDE B (22.07)
El vuelo de lobato - Enzo Pietropaoli - 2.54
Follow the heron - Karine Polwart - 4.26
Canzone per chiamarti - Enzo Pietropaoli - 4.00
L'ombra della sera - Battista Lena - 5.44
Polecra's spring - Fulvio Sigurtà - 5.01


       
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live ad alcatraz

Artist:
Fausto Mesolella
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

Side A

SONATINA IMPROVVISATA DíINIZIO ESTATE 5.04
Fausto Mesolella

AI GIOCHI ADDIO (GIULIETTA E ROMEO) 3.48
Nino Rota

O SOLE MIO 8.40
Capurro / Di Capua

LIBERTANGO 6.51
Astor Piazzolla

Side B

IMAGINE 2.59
John Lennon

BLACK OR WHITE 2.40
Bottrell / Jackson

AMAZING GRACE 2.12
John Newton

LA PRINCIPESSA 6.04
Fausto Mesolella

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW 6.07
Harold Harlen


       
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Club of the 496/Who Cares?

Artist:
Scott Hamiltons/ Andrea Pozza Piano
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

SIDE A

AIREGIN 6’16”
Sonny Rollins

DON’T WORRY ‘BOUT ME 7’28”
Rube Bloom

WHO CARES? 7’28”
George Gershwin

SIDE B

OLD DEVIL MOON 6’28”
Burton Lane

I’M THROUGH WITH LOVE 5’42”
Fud Livingston

ALL OF ME 6’26”
Seymour Simons – Gerald Marks *add Alfred Kramer, snare drum


       
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Piazzolla / Bernstein

Artist:
Salvatore Accardo
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

SIDE A
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Versione per solista e orchestra d’archi di José Bragato
Revisione violinistica di Salvatore Accardo

ORCHESTRA DA CAMERA ITALIANA
SALVATORE ACCARDO - Violinista e direttore

Tanti anni prima 6.05

LEONARD BERNSTEIN
SERENADE PER VIOLINO, ARCHI, ARPA E PERCUSSIONI
ORCHESTRA DA CAMERA ITALIANA
SALVATORE ACCARDO - Violinista e direttore

Lento, Allegro 6.47
Allegretto 4.34
Presto 1.33

SIDE B
Adagio 8.06
Molto tenuto, Allegro molto vivace 11.23


       
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Homage to Roma Vol II

Artist:
Myung- Whun Chung
Label:
Fone
Format:
180G
Price:

 

 
 

New Arrival!

Side A
Gioacchino Rossini - L'Italiana in Algeri, sinfonia 8.28
Felix Mendelssohn - Sinfonia n.4 in La maggiore op.90 ("Italiana")
Allegro vivace 10.29

Side B
Andante con moto 6.19
Con moto moderato 6.42
Salterello. Presto 5.58

 

       
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Complete Concerto Recordings

Artist:
Martha Argerich & Claudio Abbado
Label:
DG
Format:
6xLPs Box Set
Price:

 

 
 

With this special numbered limited edition vinyl box set, Deutsche Grammophon pays tribute to an extraordinary musical partnership. The rich 180g 6LP-set collects all of the concerto recordings made by pianist Martha Argerich together with conductor Claudio Abbado over four decades time and covers works by Prokofiev, Ravel, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Mozart. Famous orchestras accompanying the pair here include the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Mozart.

"While Abbado provides excellent support with his various orchestras, the collector buys foremost the passionate wizardry of Martha Argerich and her thorough synthesis of a demonic technique and volatile subjectivity into every piece she encounters. Argerich has consistently combined virile aggression and poetic tenderness in a delicately balanced alchemy, often with electrifying results." - Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition

“Between them Argerich and Abbado generate a heady world of romance and electricity." - BBC Music Magazine


       
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Schubert For Two

Artist:
Gil Shaham/ Goran Sollscher
Label:
DG
Format:
2xLPs
Price:

 

 
 

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
LP 1
Side 1:
Sonata in D Major
1. Allegro molto
2. Andante
3. Allegro vivace
4. Moment musical D 780 No. 3
Side 2:
1. Standchen (Serenade) No. 4 from Schwanengesang
2. Valse noble No. 4
3. Landler No. 3
4. Valse (Landler) No. 12
5. Valse noble No. 3
6. German Dance No. 10
7. Valse No. 36
8. German Dance No. 1
9. Valse No. 2 "Trauerwalzer"

LP 2
Side 3:
Sonata in A minor "Arpeggione"
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio
3. Allegretto
Side 4:
Original Dances from D 365
1. No. 1
2. No. 19
3. No. 20
4. No. 21
5. No. 6
6. No. 2 "Trauerwalzer"
7. No. 3
8. No. 4
9. No. 16
10. No. 23
11. No. 7
12. No. 11
13. No. 12
14. No. 9
15. No. 10
16. Ave Maria D 839 (Ellen's Song III)

       
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Bach 3 Sonatas & 3 Partitas for Solo Violin

Artist:
Gidon Kremer
Label:
Decca
Format:
3xLPs Box Set
Price:

 

 
 

Johann Sebastian Bach
LP 1
Side 1:
Sonata No. 1in G minor
1. Adagio
2. Fuga (Allegro)
3. Siciliana
4. Presto
Side 2:
Partita No. 1 in B minor
1. Allemanda - Double
2. Corrente - Double (Presto)
3. Sarabande - Double
4. Tempo di Borea - Double

LP 2
Side 3:
Sonata No. 2 in A minor
1. Grave
2. Fuga
3. Andante
4. Allegro
Side 4:
Partita No. 2 in D minor
1. Allemanda
2. Corrente
3. Sarabanda
4. Giga
5. Ciaccona

LP 3
Side 5:
Sonata No. 3 in C
1. Adagio
2. Fuga
3. Largo
4. Allegro assai
Side 6:
Partita No. 3 in E
1. Preludio
2. Loure
3. Gavotte en Rondeau
4. Menuet I
5. Menuet II
6. Bourree Gigue

       
  Album:   Description:
 

Mahler Symphoneie No.1

Artist:
Leonard Bernstein
Label:
DG
Format:
LP
Price:

 

 
 

Side One:
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 1
1. Langsam. Schleppend. Wie ein Naturlaut. Im Angang sehr gemachlich
2. Kraftig bewegt, dock niche zu schnell - Trio. Recht gemachlich
Side Two:
1. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
2. Sturmisch bewegt

Recorded Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, October 1987

       
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Mahler Symphoneie No.4

Artist:
Leonard Bernstein
Label:
DG
Format:
LP
Price:

 

 
 

Side One:
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Symphony No. 4
1. Bedachtig. Nicht eilen
2. In gemachlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
Side Two:
1. Ruhevoll
2. Sehr behaglich (Text from Des Knaben Sunderhorn)

Recorded Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, June 1987

       
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Exactly Like This
Artist:
Doug Macleod
Label:
Reference Recordings
Format:
200G LPsx2 45RPM
Price:
 
 
 

 

LP 1
Side A:
1. Rock it Till the Cows Come Home
2. Too Many Misses For Me
3. Find Your Right Mind
Side B:
4. Ain't It Rough?
5. Serious Doin' Woman

LP 2
Side C:
1. Ridge Runner
2. New Morning Road
3. Vanetta
Side D:
4. Raylene
5. Heaven's the Only Place
6. You Got It Good (And That Ain't Bad)


       
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Deep in The Night

Artist:
Etta James
Label:
Pure Pleasure
Format:
LP
Price:

 

 
 

 

Musicians:
Etta James, vocals
Chuck Rainey, bass
Jeff Porcaro, drums
Keith Johnson, electric piano
Cornell Dupree, lead guitar
Larry Carlton, rhythm guitar
Brian Ray, slide guitar
Richard Tee, piano
Tom Roady, percussion
Jim Horn, saxophone
Plas Johnson, saxophone

Selections:
Side One:
1. Laying Beside You
2. Piece of My Heart
3. Only Women Bleed
4. Take It To the Limit
5. Deep In the Night
Side Two:
1. Lovesick Blues
2. Strange Man
3. Sugar On the Floor
4. Sweet Touch of Love
5. Blind Girl

       
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The Man i Love

Artist:
Peggy Lee
Label:
Pure Pleasure
Format:
LP
Price:

 

 
 

"There is a very specific formula to the recording. However, the brilliant arrangements by Nelson Riddle and Lee’s understated versatility are a great fit. Recorded in mono, Pure Pleasure Records has re-mastered the tapes with unusual clarity and tone quality. The orchestra is full but nuanced and Lee’s voice is mellow and alluring. Audiophile vinyl is the ideal medium for this genre" - Robbie Gerson,

       
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Marcos Valle & Stacy Kent

Artist:
Marcos Valle & Stacy Kent
Label:
Pure Pleasure
Format:
2xLPs
Price:

 

 
 


Marcos Valle celebrates his 50th year anniversary as a songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist and singer with Stacey Kent's sweet American voice. Recorded at Miranda, in Rio de Janeiro, the performances here also have the special participation of Jim Tomlinson on saxophone. Each track on this LP presents an aspect of Marcos Valle's various musical facets, mixing genres and rhythms, placing Pop, Jazz, Bossa Nova, World Music, and MPB music side by side. Stacey Kent, one of the most prominent jazz singers in the world, lends her voice to songs like "Summer Samba (Samba de Verão)," "If You Went Away (Preciso Aprender a Ser Só)," "The Face I Love (Seu Encanto)," "Look Who's Mine (Dia de Vitória)," and many other of Marcos' classics.

The voices of Valle and Kent are accompanied by Marcos' acoustic piano and by the band composed by Jessé Sadoc (with his trumpet and flugelhorn), Marcelo Martins (with his sax and flute), Aldivas Ayres (on the trombone), Luiz Brasil (on the guitar), Alberto Continentino (on the acoustic bass), and Renato "Massa" Calmon (on the drums). Highly recommended.

       
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Belly Of the Sun

Artist:
Cassandra Wilson
Label:
Pure Pleasure
Format:
2xLPs
Price:

 

 
 


Blue Note released Cassandra Wilson's "Belly Of The Sun" album in 2002. The album, which was recorded in the Clarksdale, Mississippi train station, features a guest appearance from India.Arie for the song "Just Another Parade".

"Returning to her Mississippi blues roots, singer Cassandra Wilson interprets the stories like no one else can. Her warm, contralto voice hypnotizes. Surrounded by the natural sound of her 6-piece touring band, Wilson settles in for a refreshing look at Americana. Plaintive guitar cries and hands-down percussion provide a natural landscape. Steel pans, dobro, hand drums, and gentle, foot-stompin' rhythms give her traditional session credibility.

"Guests add variety. Boogaloo Ames supplies an unencumbered, barrelhouse accompaniment for two traditional songs. The duo simplicity of singer with piano makes them shine with a special element - a lesson in history. Their charming interpretation inspires. Elsewhere, Wilson adds variety in form. "Show Me A Love" and "Road So Clear" caress a modern, electric blues message. "Hot Tamales" and "You Gotta Move", recorded in a railroad boxcar, come from way back, drawing upon spiritual and field holler roots. India.Arei's vocal duet with Wilson pierces the heart with its soul-stirring message. While Jobim's "Waters of March" does not fit the tried-and-true formula, it allows Wilson the opportunity to lighten her session with a message that speaks, nevertheless, the same language as the blues: a promise of good times ahead. A highly recommended album, Belly Of the Sun returns to the land where it all began and takes us along for a soul stirring ride." - Jim Santella, allaboutjazz.com, April 12, 2002


       
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Cafe Atlantico

Artist:
Cesaria Evora
Label:
Pure Pleasure
Format:
2xLPs
Price:

 

 
 


The glorious Cafe Atlantico finds Cesaria Evora venturing into more Latin American musical landscapes, as opposed to Portuguese, which dominated her previous albums. Evora draws from traditional Cuban and Brazilian music to mesmerizing effect. The album is also a tribute to her home town of Mindelo, on the Cape Verdean island of Sao Vicente, which was once a busy port with sailors cruising between South America, the Caribbean, and Portugal. Therefore, the music is heartbreaking and nostalgic, warm and tragic all at once. The masterful "Carnaval de Sao Vicente" is one of the most joyous, bittersweet party songs ever put on wax... "Roma Criola" is tragic, lonely, destitute, and always interesting, making for an undiscovered masterpiece of a ballad, and her rendition of the Spanish language standard "Maria Elena" is absolutely heartbreaking.

The album evokes a moody elegance rarely found in modern music, from the sweeping opener "Flor Di Nha Esperanca" to the summery "Armor Di Mundo," and the picture she paints of this cafe at the end of the world is a gorgeous, multi-colored, and emotion-stirring palate. This album is nothing short of world class and will be enjoyed by generations to come.

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Modern Jazz

Artist:
Bobby Jaspar
Label:
Barclay
Format:
LP
Price:

 

 
 

 


Modern Jazz au Club Saint-Germain
Bobby Jaspar

Track Listings:
1. Bag’s Groove
2. Memory Of Dick
3. Miles Tone
4. Minor Drops
5. I Remember April
6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
7. I Can’t Get Started (With You)
8. A Night In Tunisia

       
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Coming Home
Artist:
Zhang Yimou
Label:
 
Format:
180G LPs x2
Price:
 
 
 

Zhang Yimou's movie Coming Home (original title "Gui lai") is adapted from the novel The Criminal Lu Yanshi by American-based novelist Yan Geling. The original soundtrack has been composed by Qigang Chen, who worked as Music Director of the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, featuring Lang Lang on piano & The China Philharmonic Orchestra.

180 gram audiophile vinyl
Insert
First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent (LP1) and white (LP2) vinyl

       
       
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Schumann Kreisleriana
Artist:
Horowitz
Label:
 
Format:
180G LP
Price:
 
 
 

1. Ausserst Bewegt 2:34
2. Sehr Innig Und Nicht Zu Rasch 7:02
3. Sehr Aufgeregt 3:35
4. Sehr Langsam 3:19
5. Sehr Lebhaft 3:20
6. Sehr Langsam 3:55
7. Sehr Rash 2:15
8. Schnell Und Spielend 3:38

       
       
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My Baby just cares for me
Artist:
Nina Simone
Label:
Chandos
Format:
LPs x2
Price:
 
 
 

Disc 1

1. My Baby Just Cares For Me
2. Gin House Blues
3. Good Bait
4. Plain Gold Ring
5. I Loves You Porgy

1. Mood Indigo
2. Don’t Smoke In Bed
3. Little Girl Blue
4. He Needs Me
5. You’ll Never Walk Alone

Disc 2

1. Summertime
2. The Other Woman
3. Cotton Eyed Joe
4. Work Song
5. Forbidden Fruit

1. Love Me Or Leave Me
2. Exactly Like You
3. Children Go Where I Send You
4. Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair
5. He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson
Artist:
Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson
Label:
 
Format:
LP
Price:
 
 
 
A1 Blues Oriental
A2 Things Are Getting Better
A3 Serves Me Right
A4 Groovin´High
B1 The Sidewalks Of New York
B2 Sounds For Sid
B3 Just One Of Those Thin
       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
El Hombre
Artist:
Pat Martino
Label:
 
Format:
LP
Price:
 
 
 

El Hombre is a blowing affair. It mainly features the guitarist, who even takes two solos on some tracks; organist Trudy Pitts and flutist Danny Turner take few, succinct outings. The influence of Wes Montgomery (introduced to Martino by label owner and fellow Philadelphian Joel Dorn) is evident throughout the record, and so is the kinship with George Benson. He plays long bouncy eighth-note lines and verbatim ideas interspersed with high-register double-stops and bluesy slides—flawlessly, using a similar tone and approach.

The title track captures the vibe of the era well. The brisk, almost trance-inducing flux of percussion rhythms, organ riffs and lengthy improvisations are reminiscent of the trippy dance gyrations and tie-dyed psychedelic swirls the late '60s are known for. "Jazz for Deadheads" might be a not-so-serious way of describing it.

Most compositions here are dedications. "A Blues For Mickey-O is a straight-ahead walking blues for the guitarist's performer-father, Carmen Azzara (pka Mickey Martino). It offers an opportunity for jazz guitar cognoscenti to hear Martino comp. The decision to cover Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Once I Loved as a cha-cha may have stemmed from producer Cal Lampley (the late pianist, critic, radio host and Columbia Records producer led an orchestra known for its recording of "red hot cha-chas). Martino shares the spotlight with Pitts on the other standard, "Just Friends, both swinging hard behind drummer Mitch Fine's shrill ride cymbal work.

The previously unreleased "Song For My Mother, an evasive ballad, closes the record with an inspired Wes-like octaves solo.

 

       
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Time after Time
Artist:
Eva Cassidy
Label:
 
Format:
LP
Price:
 
 
 


-"Kathy's Song" (Paul Simon)
-"Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers)
-"The Letter" (Wayne Carson Thompson)
-"At Last" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren)
-"Time After Time" (Rob Hyman, Cyndi Lauper)
-"Penny to My Name" (Roger Henderson)
-"I Wandered By a Brookside" (Music: Barbara Berry/Words: Traditional from the Alfred Williams Collection, Swindon Library)
-"I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again" (Harlan Howard)
-"Easy Street Dream" (Steven Digman)
-"Anniversary Song" (Digman)
-"Woodstock" (Joni Mitchell)
-"Way Beyond the Blue" (Traditional)

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Imagine
Artist:
Eva Cassidy
Label:
 
Format:
180G
Price:
 
 
 

1 It Doesn't Matter Anymore

2 Fever

3 Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

4 You've Changed

5 Imagine

6 Still Not Ready

7 Early Morning Rain

8 Tennessee Waltz

9 I Can Only Be Me

10 Danny Boy

 

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
American Tune
Artist:
Eva Cassidy
Label:
 
Format:
180G
Price:
 
 
 

1 Drowning In The Sea Of Love

2 True Colours

3 The Water Is Wide

4 Hallelujah, I Love Him So

5 God Bless The Child

6 Dark Eyed Molly

7 American Tune

8 It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)

9 Yesterday

10 You Take My Breath Away

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Somewhere
Artist:
Eva Cassidy
Label:
 
Format:
180G
Price:
 
 
 

1. "Coat of Many Colors"
2. "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose"
3. "Ain't Doin' Too Bad"
4. "Chain of Fools"
5. "Won't Be Long"
6. "Walkin' After Midnight"
7. "Early One Morning"
8. "A Bold Young Farmer"
9. "If I Give My Heart"
10. "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
11. "Summertime"

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Vinyl Collection
Artist:
Eva Cassidy
Label:
 
Format:
180G lPsx5
Price:
 
 
 

This Eva Cassidy five-LP set contains five albums – including Songbird – pressed onto 180g vinyl along with a bonus twelve-inch vinyl record that is exclusive to this box.

The Vinyl Collection set is hand-numbered and limited to just 3000 copies. The lift off lid box contains the following remastered albums: Songbird, Time After Time, Imagine, American Tune and Somewhere. The twelve-inch contains recordings of What A Wonderful World and You Take My Breath Away.

Two 12”x12” prints come with this box including one of an original painting by Eva Cassidy. The Vinyl Collection is out now. International shoppers might want to look at the UK price which is extremely competitive at the time of writing.

 

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Nicolo Paganini-Special Edition
Artist:
Various
Label:
 
Format:
5CD+Multimedia+Catalogue
Price:
$60
 
 

-Work for Violin and Guitar, Viola and guitar, piano

-Massimo Quarta

-Luigi Alberto bianchi

-Bruno Canino

-Marco Pasini

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Portrait of Sidney Bechet
Artist:
Sidney Bechet
Label:
 
Format:
CD Box Set
Price:
$30
 
 

Born May 14, 1897, New Orleans, La., U.S. — died May 14, 1959, Paris, France) U.S. saxophonist. He took up the clarinet at age six, later switching to the more powerful soprano saxophone. His emergence as a soloist from the New Orleans tradition of collective improvisation (see Dixieland) established his reputation in the mid-1920s. He produced a large, warm tone with a wide and rapid vibrato. His mastery of drama and his use of critically timed deviations in pitch ("note bending") had a long-lasting influence, because they were absorbed by his disciple Johnny Hodges. From the late 1940s he was based in Paris.

-10 CDs Box Set
-24 Carat Gold Edtion
-Imported

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Prodigal Son
Artist:
Martin Simpson
Label:
Three Black Feathers
Format:
LPx2
Price:
$50
 
 

Martin Simpson may not be quite as well-known as some of his compatriots on the English folk scene, but his new LP Prodigal Son reminds us of his talent as a remarkable guitarist, along with his musical eclecticism and versatility. He's also a pleasing vocalist, which was not as obvious on some of his previous recordings. He combines his musical experience and influences from both sides of the Atlantic, collaborates with some tasteful and subtle guest musicians, and also plays instruments like banjo and slide guitar which are normally not part of the this particular style. The result is one of the finest English folk LPs to come around this year on a scene which is still active after nearly 40 years.

       
       
  Album:   Description:
 
Dreams of Breathing Underwater
Artist:
Eliza Carthy
Label:
Three Black Feathers
Format:
LP
Price:
$50
 
 

Eliza Carthy has stepped outside her comfort zone — namely, sublime interpretations of traditional English tunes, and original compositions that sit alongside them — to create a folk phantasmagoria of a record. With mariachi horns, fuzzy electronica, achingly pure fiddle playing and the odd dirty grunge guitar, Dreams of Breathing Underwater suggests Angela Carter’s magic-realist novels set to music in a smoky circus big top. And dressing up has freed Carthy. While Rosalie retains the lightness of touch of her traditional tunes, Lavenders evolves from a folk-drone into a piece of multilayered exotica; Simple Things applies dub-reggae production depths to a stream-of-consciousness lament. The former folk grail-keeper is investigating the artist/auteur method.

       
       
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Handful of Earth
Artist:
Dick Gaughan
Label:
Three Black Feathers
Format:
LP
Price:
$50
 
 

Another fine album. "Song for Ireland" is a classic. Features Brian McNeill, Phil Cunningham, and Stewart Isbister. Voted Album of the Decade of the '80s by Folk Roots magazine, A Handful of Earth is Gaughan's best blend of traditional and contemporary songs.

       
       
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IRM
Artist:
Charlotte Gansbourg
Label:
Because Music
Format:
LP
Price:
$35
 
 

This is a special record and in my view one of Beck’s finest moments. It’s an emotional rollercoaster with darkness and light in equal measure, and the most magical orchestrations. It’s also brought out the best of Charlotte Gainsbourg, and, while it may not provide the instant thrills of 5.55, it is vastly superior in every way. With this record, Charlotte has finally arrived at a worthwhile and important musical destination. Essential.

       
       
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Tenderness
Artist:
Kip Hanrahan
Label:
American Clave
Format:
LP
Price:
$25
 
 

"Hanrahan's albums are born of a logic and vision which transcends the limitations of style. Unique in its diversity, Hanrahan's music is also unique in its singularity... 'Tenderness' cuts even closer to the bone. The rich variety of influences are melded rather than mixed; the result is dark, thorny and uncompromising..."
-David Ilic, City Limits Magazine (London) Nov 29, 1990

       
       
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Bossanova
Artist:
Pixies
Label:
Mofi
Format:
LP
Price:
$35
 
 
The opening instrumental to Bossanova makes it clear that the Pixies weren't about to take the same crazed approach on their major-label debut as they did on their initial standout efforts, 1987's Surfer Rosa and 1999's Doolittle. More straightforward, linear, fluid, subtle and dreamy, Bossanova finds the band exploring pop structures, dropping psychedelic accents and satisfying surf-rock urges. While it often verges on the off-the-beaten path, particularly for mainstream tastes circa 1990, the set is the most accessible and hook-ridden record the Pixies ever made. Black Francis' surreal narratives and breathy delivery flavor tunes like "Is She Weird," "Velouria" and "The Happening," all of which sonically and/or lyrically tie into themes of aliens and sex. Macabre fixations and noisy outbursts take a backseat to tunefulness, putting a spotlight on Joey Santiago's underrated guitar work and Kim Deal's complementary back-up vocals. Recognizing the changes, producer Gil Norton bestowed Bossanova with spacious dynamics and wide-open arrangements that allow the music to breathe.

       
       
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Arm Forces
Artist:
Elvis Costello
Label:
Mofi
Format:
LP
Price:
$35
 
 
Elvis Costello's Armed Forces takes the concept of personal politics to a new level. A supremely melodic and hook-laden record, the 1979 set is a showcase of scintillating keyboard lines, sharp guitar work and the most cohesive arrangements of Costello and the Attractions' career. In every way, this is a pop masterpiece, defined by hits such as "Accidents Will Happen," "Oliver's Army" and the anthemic "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love and Understanding?"
       
       
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Shake it UP
Artist:
The Cars
Label:
Mofi
Format:
LP
Price:
$35
 
 
The Cars' Shake It Up bursts forth with a rich assembly of synthesizers, drum machines, electronic blips and catchy melodies that make it an early '80s pop staple. Known the world over, the famous title track proves the band's arrangement skills were in perfect shape and set the stage for a record overflowing with memorable hooks and complementary rock riffs. Shake It Up also plays witness to primary songwriter/vocalist Ric Ocasek's increased cynicism and biting wit. While the Cars never took a rosy-eyed view of romance, the songs here impart a newfound sense of sympathy, regret, limbo and reservation. The beauty of the Cars - and all 10 tunes here - is that the music suggests something else entirely. Such subliminal emotions and dynamic contrasts act as a magnet, and the band plays as if it's in on the secret.
       
       
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His Years Model
Artist:
Elvis Costello
Label:
Mofi
Format:
LP
Price:
$35
 
 
Here's something all the critics can agree on: Elvis Costello's first three albums are among the greatest records ever made. Mobile Fidelity remastered each title from the original master tapes and pressed them onto limited-edition 180-gram vinyl. For the first time ever, hear Costello's landmark 1977 debut My Aim Is True, 1978's caustic masterpiece This Year's Model and 1979's pop-fueled favorite Armed Forces in dynamic, analog sound! Each record features the original U.K. art. Pump it up!
       
       
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Sinatra at the Sands
Artist:
Frank Sinatra
Label:
Mofi
Format:
LP
Price:
$45
 
 
Stuffed with first-rate songwriting, humorous lyrics and laidback funk, Dixie Chicken is Little Feat's pinnacle studio album. The easygoing 1973 classic benefits from the arrival of three new musicians that fill out the band's sound and expand the stylistic palette, resulting in a more diversified rhythmic foundation and instrumental support. In addition, Little Feat thoroughly embraces New Orleans-rooted R&B that makes the record eminently soulful - and enjoyable. In every sense, this is the epitome of early '70s American rock and roll - funny, smart, relaxing, cohesive, melodic, smooth, stylish, engaging. And essential.
       
       
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Everybody's in Show Biz
Artist:
The Kinks
Label:
MFSL
Format:
SACD
Price:
$32
 
 
The original Ray Davies masterpiece "Celluloid Heroes" has never sounded as good as it does on this SACD. This 1972 album from the British Invasion surviving hitmakers is classic Kinks - a studio album full of charm and despair with the counterpoint of a boisterous Carnegie Hall show focusing on songs from Lola Vs. Powerman and Muswell Hillbillies.
       
       
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The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Artist:
The Byrd
Label:
MFSL
Format:
SACD
Price:
$32
 
The Notorious Byrd Brothers was originally released on January 3, 1968. It's the Byrds' most interesting album, the songs among the best in the group's catalog. Although the band was in turmoil at this point, the album that emerged was cohesive, consistently challenging and thematically unified. Mobile Fidelity has mastered from the original analog mono master tapes. This edition includes six bonus tracks in stereo, of which Crosby's "Triad" is the standout cut; leaving this off the original album was one of the reasons Crosby left the band. Also interesting is the 10 minutes of hidden studio chatter at the end. The Byrds battling in the studio is rather fierce, but illuminating in regards to their serious problems. While not filled with hits, it's the last time any Byrds album captured the magical alchemy of the band's trademark guitar jangle and emotionally evocative harmonies.
       
       
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Shades of Rio
Artist:
Romero Lubambo & Raphael Rabello
Label:
Chesky
Format:
CD
Price:
$15
 
The cover is misleading...it suggests samba elevator music...this is anything but. Lubambo and Rabello apparently flew in to NY and two days later recorded this masterpiece of duet playing. The recording as with most Chesky product is crisp clear and under-produced (a clear positive when recording acoustic instruments!)
It reminds me of Al Di Meola's "Ciel De Terra" but with a much more rooted brazilian texture. These players are masterful and each track leaps from the speakers. It's like having them in your living room. It's good from start to finish. ”
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