Limited 180 gram vinyl LP repressing of this classic album from the new wave icons. Parallel Lines is the third studio album by Blondie. It was released in September 1978 by Chrysalis Records to international commercial success. The album reached #1 in the United Kingdom in February 1979 and proved to be the band’s commercial breakthrough in the United States, where it reached #6 in April 1979. The album spawned several successful singles, notably the international hit “Heart of Glass”, and the top 40 hit “One Way or Another”. Blondie was founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the early American new wave and punk scenes of the mid-late 1970s.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP repressing of this classic album from the new wave icons. Autoamerican is the fifth studio album by Blondie. It was released in November 1980 and reached #3 in the UK charts, #7 in the US, and #8 in Australia. The album was a radical departure for the band, with opening track “Europa” setting the pace. The track is a dramatic instrumental overture featuring orchestral arrangements and ending with vocalist Debbie Harry declaiming a passage about automobile culture over an electronic soundtrack. Besides rock and pop tracks, the band explored a wide range of other musical genres: “Here’s Looking at You” and “Faces” show jazz and blues influences, the reggae hit “The Tide Is High” was a cover of The Paragons’ 1967 Jamaican ska hit, whereas “Rapture” combined funk, rock, jazz, and even saw them embracing the then emerging genre of rap. The closing track, “Follow Me”, was a cover of a torch song from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1960 Broadway musical Camelot.
Double vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2016 album from acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe and 10x Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter John Legend. This 12 song collection is produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes), and features multiple guest collaborations including Chance the Rapper, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, and Miguel. The lead single is the anthemic track, “Love Me Now,” written and produced by John Legend with Blake Mills and John Ryan (One Direction). The next chapter of John Legend’s continually building career is Darkness And Light. The music on this album not only reflects Legend’s continued evolution as an artist, but also his role as a husband and a new father.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2016 release, the fifth studio album from the best-selling singer/songwriter. Joanne is the long-awaited follow-up to Gaga’s last solo effort Artpop which debuted at #1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart and is certified platinum. Gaga collaborated with several producers on the record, including Mark Ronson, Jeff Bhasker, BloodPop and RedOne, and co-produced the majority of the material. The music of Joanne features “stripped-down” soft rock and dance-pop styles in order to emphasis the singer’s vocal abilities, unlike on Artpop. Lyrically, the album delves on the theme of family and life’s emotions, with the death of her father’s sister, Joanne Stefani Germanotta, having a deep influence on the record. Commercially, Joanne became Gaga’s fourth album to reach #1 in the United States, and also topped the charts in Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan and the international charts of Japan and Korea, while reaching the Top Ten in over 15 territories.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP repressing. In celebration of Crowded House’s 30th anniversary, all vinyl re-issues have been cut from the original analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios on 180 gram vinyl. Crowded House, the band’s platinum debut album, included the hits “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and “Something So Strong.” Crowded House formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1985. The founding members were New Zealander Neil Finn (vocalist, guitarist, primary songwriter) and Australians Paul Hester (drums) and Nick Seymour (bass). Originally active from 1985 to 1996, the band had consistent commercial and critical success in Australia and New Zealand and international chart success as well.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP repressing. In celebration of Crowded House’s 30th anniversary, all vinyl re-issues have been cut from the original analogue tapes at Abbey Road Studios on 180 gram vinyl. The band’s third studio album from 1991, Woodface, spawned a remarkable following with their hit singles “Weather With You,” “Fall At Your Feet,” “It’s Only Natural” and “Chocolate Cake” underpinning the bands commercial heights while still maintaining their effortless style and attitude for which they are still adored.
Double vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. Boys and Girls in America is the third full length offering from the NYC via Minneapolis acclaimed bar band and celebrated storytellers, The Hold Steady. Recorded in the summer of 2006 with John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Alice Cooper, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan), the album is ripe with anthemic choruses, genre-defining and mind-blowing guitar solos, lyrical wit, and a masterful mix of keyboards, drums, and bass. From evocative and heartfelt ballads to bombastic barroom rock anthems, Boys and Girls in America successfully captured the essence and dynamic off-the-cuff musical mastery that has become The Hold Steady signature.