Limited quadruple 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 /1979-81 is the next installment in the award-winning Bootleg Series. Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981 focuses on the albums Slow Train Coming (1979), Saved (1980) and Shot of Love (1981) and the legendary live shows from that period. The live concerts from this crucial epoch in Dylan’s history contain some of the most intensely jubilant and transcendent performances of his career. Bob Dylan – Trouble No More – The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 offers fans and music lovers the opportunity to fully experience for the first time this extraordinary chapter in Bob Dylan’s musical journey.
Vinyl LP pressing. It’s rare for a debut album, especially one in such a polarizing genre like Reggae, to garner the kind of universal fanfare The Frightnrs’ 2016 long player Nothing More To Say received. Mainly because it’s a record that transcends genre specific qualifiers and rhetoric that pigeonhole many albums. It is in the truest sense of the phrase, a great record. Shortly after it’s release a single for Dispute (a featured track) was pressed, and like many classic reggae singles, it included a Dub (version) on the B-Side courtesy of famed reggae producer Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod. The single was a smash success which in return inspired Axelrod to produce Dub versions for all the songs on Nothing More To Say. The result is More To Say Versions.
Limited ten inch vinyl pressing in matte jacket with embossed cowpoke logo. Following their 2016 album Calico Review, Allah-Las return with Covers #1, the first in a series of EPs exploring tunes near and new to the band. For the debut EP in the series, the band offers renditions of George Harrison’s “Fish On The Sand,” Kathy Heideman’s “The Earth Won’t Hold Me”, 90s LA cult band Further’s “JO Eleven”, and Television’s “Hard On Love,” an unreleased song from the band’s Marquee Moon recording sessions.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Australia’s leading reggae producer, arranger and musician Jake Savona (pka Mista Savona) brought together a stellar assortment of Cuban and Jamaican musicians to create this collection of re-interpreted classics and original songs as a soundtrack to an upcoming documentary of the same title. Havana Meets Kingston is a tour through these two historic island nations highlighting the common ground between the two, through rhythm and culture. Featured artists include Sly Dunbar & Robbie Shakespeare, Randy Valentine, Prince Alla, Winston ‘Bopee’ Bowen, Ernest Ranglin, Barbarito Torres, Felix Baloy, Pepe Ordaz, Julito Padron, Rolando Luna, Bongo Herman, Oliver Valdes, Carlos Aduras, David Swarez, Yaroldy Abreu and others.
Vinyl LP pressing. As part of Stax’s year-long, 60th anniversary celebration, this collection of long-lost gems from the latter days of the Stax empire, Stax Country highlights the Memphis soul label’s effort to branch out into country music. Although the majority of the tunes on this album never made it to the radio waves, the tracks here stand as a unique time capsule of early 70s country. Includes new liner notes by country biographer and Tony-award winning playwright Colin Escott.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Following an incredible success with his debut album In The Lonely Hour – including four Grammy Awards, both an Academy Award and Golden Globe, three Brit Awards, and amassing over eight billion streams to date – Sam Smith is back with his sophomore record The Thrill Of It All. The first single off the album, “Too Good At Goodbyes”, debuted at #1 on multiple global charts. Smith rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. His subsequent feature-on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”-earned him his first number one single in May 2013. In December 2013, he was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014poll, both of which he won.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2017 album from this genre-defying supergroup. Rock Candy Funk Party are Tal Bergman (producer/drums), Joe Bonamassa (guitar), Ron DeJesus (guitar), and Mike Merritt (bass). On The Groove Cubed, they have added two fabulous vocalists to the mix – Ty Taylor (Vintage Trouble) and Mahalia Barnes – which is a first for them. The album delivers a lavish soundscape that incorporates a plethora of genres, from dance and electronica, to funk and jazz and everything in between.
LP version of his second studio album, released in October 1971 (see 1971 in music). Having received critical praise from a variety of publications, the album is regarded as not just one of Mayfield’s best works but also as a classic release of the ’70s soul era, with Allmusic critic Bruce Eder stating that “the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent… soul sounds heard up to that time”. The album became a commercial success as well, hitting the #6 slot on Billboard.
Limited edition black and blue marble colored vinyl LP pressing. It took the 1972 release of the soundtrack to The Harder They Come to break Desmond Dekker internationally, but the King of Ska already was a legend in his own land of Jamaica, where songs like “007 (Shanty Town)” and “Rudie Got Soul” made him the face of the rude boy culture (and influenced several generations of British mods and rockers). This 1970 record, his first for the Trojan label, features Dekker’s irresistible version of the Jimmy Cliff tune “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” which went to #2 on the UK charts, as well as another hit, “Pickney Gal.”
Limited vinyl LP pressing housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket. Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1969 album. Light in the Attic Records is proud to continue it’s Lee Hazlewood archival series with an expanded reissue of Lee and Ann-Margret’s The Cowboy & The Lady. The album is Hazlewood’s truest country album and a perfect example of the genre hopping he was afforded at LHI with unlimited creative freedom and money to burn. Recorded over a weekend in Nashville with the help of Charlie McCoy and some Nashville session musicians. With improvised lines like “Look at her standing there with chili all over her dress / If I knew her better, I’d give her a puppy,” the sessions were loose and fun, with most tracks cut in one or two takes. A whirlwind year of lear jet promo tours, magazine photo shoots, television specials and cutting records for LHI wasn’t able to bring the success that Lee and Ann-Margret pushed for. A second LHI album with Ann-Margret was planned but never recorded. Within a year of making the trip to Nashville, Lee would be living in Sweden full-time and Ann-Margret would focus on her acting career for the better part of a decade. Nothing exemplifies Lee’s “throw it against the wall and see if it sticks” record production of the LHI era like his work with Ann-Margret. Though it didn’t stick, and it didn’t sell, Lee’s adventure with Ann-Margret is an extravagant tangent that has since grown a cult following.