Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Trombone Shorty’s Blue Note-debut, Parking Lot Symphony, captures the spirit and the essence of The Big Easy, while redefining it’s sound. Blazing through ’70s funk, rock, hip-hop and R&B, Parking Lot Symphony was produced by Chris Seefried (Andra Day, Fitz and The Tantrums) and features songs co-written by Aloe Blacc, and Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros). The album also includes covers of songs by Allen Toussaint (“Here Come The Girls”) and The Meters (“It Ain’t No Use”). True to it’s title, the album contains multitudes of sound-from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger-and plenty of emotion all anchored, of course, by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as he says, “Music brings unity.”
Vinyl LP Pressing. Soccer Mommy is the project of Sophie Allison, a 19-year-old Nashville native and musical wunderkind. Sophie built her reputation as a DIY artist, recording her own songs and releasing them for free on Bandcamp over the last few years. Collection compiles the best of Sophie’s Bandcamp work as well as a few new songs, written, mixed and produced herself. The songs portray an artist fully-formed, mature far beyond her age singing about toxic relationships, infatuations, and all the experiences of being a teenage girl. Or, as Sophie describes her subject matter, “crush stuff with a hint of bad to it.” There’s a playfulness to the music that belies the sophisticated nature of the songcraft. The songs can be sweet, they can be happily melancholic or melancholically happy, but they always cut deep. They belong on playlists and mixes, to be shared among friends and belted out during road trips. These perfect pop gems have power. “Allison,” a gorgeous meditation on the bittersweet feeling of hurting someone you love while pursuing your own dreams, showcases Sophie’s talent for home recording, with multi-tracked vocals layered to perfection while the relatable and anthemic “Out Worn,” is a searing takedown of the desire for male validation which strikes the perfect balance between anger and sugary pop bliss.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 debut album from Mondo Cozmo AKA Josh Ostrander. The album’s lead single, ‘Shine’ rocketed to #1 at AAA radio and peaked top 15 at Alternative. Ostrander is a songwriter and producer originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is now based in Los Angeles, California. Ostrander fronted the alt-rock band Laguardia from 2000 to 2005. He later became the frontman of Eastern Conference Champions (ECC), whom he started with his friend and collaborator
Greg Lyons from Laguardia and Vern Zaborowski from CKY. Along with producing their own releases, Ostrander produced for such bands as Voxhaul Broadcast and worked on projects with such producers as Brendan O’Brien, Owen Morris, Brad Wood, Thom Panunzio, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Ostrander began recording under the name Mondo Cozmo in 2016.
Vinyl LP pressing. The first ever live album from the great R&B / Blues guitar legend Shuggie Otis, recorded in 2013 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York on Shuggie’s extremely well-received comeback tour. The set list reads like a greatest hits overview of Shuggie’s brilliant songwriting cannon, including the classic ‘Strawberry Letter 23,’ one of the most sampled tracks in modern music history, as well as ‘Inspiration Information’, ‘Sparkle City – Miss Pretty’ and more! Keeping the Otis family musical legacy alive, Shuggie’s band here includes his son Eric Otis on guitar and brother Nick Otis on drums.
Limited double colored vinyl LP pressing. Throughout music history, the breakthrough albums for several legendary artists were live recordings – At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band, Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, and Alive by KISS. Now four decades later, history seems poised to repeat itself with the release of We’re All In This Together, the powerful, new live document by Hard Working Americans. Dubbed a “jam band supergroup” by some journalists, because of it’s high-profile lineup, the rock sextet features bassist Dave Schools and drummer Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic, guitarist Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood, keyboardist Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi, Tulsa guitarist Jesse Aycock, and celebrated singer-songwriter Todd Snider on lead vocals. Recorded live by monitor engineer Colin Cargile during the band’s 2016 Rest In Chaos tour, the album was produced by Schools and mixed by the legendary John Keane, who also mixed the band’s first record. We’re All In This Together features 13 tracks, with most selected from an unforgettable show at Iron City in Birmingham, AL. “For the kind of band we are, I think this is a definite statement for us,” Snider says of We’re All In This Together. “It captures a collective spirit, a collective muse being shared by a thousand-plus people.”
Vinyl LP pressing of this 2017 release. Kenny Wayne Shepherd is already considered to be at the forefront of contemporary blues. Kenny applied his talents to writing by wood-shedding with several prominent Nashville hit song-writing teams (Keith Stegall, Mark Selby & Tia Sillers, Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman & Danny Myrick). Marrying these songs with his trademark guitar-playing will help expand his already growing base. The album is produced by Marshall Altman (Natasha Bedingfield, Matt Nathanson, Kate Voegele, Amy Grant). Kenny has released several studio albums over the past 22 years and he has experienced significant commercial success both as a blues artist and a young musician.
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including booklet and digital download. 2017 release, the highly anticipated fifth studio album from Calvin Harris. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 features the previously released singles “Slide” featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, plus “Heatstroke” featuring Young Thug, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande. The album boasts 19 guest artist collaborations including Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor plus Snoop Dogg. DJ Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern music, having broken world records and dominated global charts with his continued hit releases. As one of the most successful artists of all time, he currently has over five billion streams across all major streaming services, five billion video views, and 10 consecutive platinum singles.
Limited test tube clear with blue splatter vinyl Pressing. Real Gone Music is proud to present Germfree Adolescents, one of the signature albums of the early (1978) British punk movement, in the format (vinyl!) it belongs and in a color mix (test tube clear with blue splatter!) it demands. The one and only LP release from X Ray Spex and it’s irrepressible front woman Poly Styrene has been deemed by everybody from Greil Marcus to Robert Christgau to Spin to Mojo as one of the greatest punk albums ever made, and for this reissue, we’ve done it right; besides the colored vinyl, we’ve reproduced the inner lyric sheet, where you can read Poly’s brilliant observations about the plastic, corporate nature of modern society. All of which she sings in a passionate yowl all her own (with Lora Logic among others backing on saxophone); this is not only one of the most penetratingly observant punk records, it’s also one of the most passionate, and, surprisingly enough, catchy. Check out “The Day the World Turned Day-Glo” and “Germ Free Adolescents” if it’s hooks you’re after; if it’s righteous anger and a noisy racket you’re seeking, every track will do ya.
Originally released in May 1999, ‘Vertigo’ was the second album from Groove Armada (following the independently released ‘Northern Star’) and the first album with record label backing (Jive Electro). Selling over a million copies worldwide, it spawned unforgettable and era defining singles ‘At The River’ and ‘I See You Baby’ shooting the band into global superstars. The album has achieved Platinum certification in the UK. This double LP comes with a download code.
‘Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)’ followed the release of ‘Vertigo’ in September 2001, breaking into the UK Top 5. Likes it’s predecessor, the album produced singles that defined the sound of the time in the Grammy nominated ‘Superstylin’ and ‘My Friend’. It has been certified Gold in the UK. This triple LP comes with a download code.
Double vinyl LP pressing in wide-spine single pocket jacket with insert. Includes three additional tracks. Reissued to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the album’s release. When it was originally released in 1991 it peaked at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #2 on the Billboard 200 Chart. Death Certificate is the second studio album by Ice Cube, released on October 29, 1991 by Priority Records. Highly anticipated with over one million advanced orders, the album was certified platinum in sales on December 20, 1991. Due to some of it’s racially and politically charged content, and Ice Cube’s acerbic statements on drug dealing, racial profiling, and the right to keep and bear arms, Death Certificate was the source of much controversy upon it’s release.
Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this half-speed master edition which plays at 45rpm for optimum sound quality. High-resolution mastering from the best-known sources and half-speed cutting were supervised by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. This gatefold jacket contains an Obi and Abbey Road Half Speed Master certificate. From November 1975, Another Green World represents the bridge between Brian’s ground-breaking pop career and his early experiments with ambient music. This time around he was ably assisted in the studio by Robert Fripp from King Crimson, Phil Collins and Percy Jones from Brand X and, on viola, The Velvet Underground’s John Cale. The album features five vocal and nine instrumental songs including the title track which will be known to many as the theme to the BBC arts program, Arena.
ALMOST A YEAR ON, Outta Sight proudly presents the follow-up to one of the most talked about albums of 2016… NORTHERN & RARE SOUL COLLECTOR II featuring another batch of dynamite dancers that escaped release at the time or were covered up by pionering DJs. A special nod must go to Bob Fisher for discovering our powerhouse opener “Don’t Start None” by the Mayfield Singers which unexpectedly surfaced amongst a bunch of Roulette tapes from EMI. Thanks also to John Madara for producing Len Barry on his super rare rendition of “I’ll Always Need You” and Charly Records for unearthing Roscoe Shelton’s “You’re The Dream”. The latter was first played at Stafford’s Top Of The World Club courtesy of DJ Guy Hennigan who was also behind George Jackson “That Lonely Night” (covered up as Otis Pollard “Remember Hurting Me So”) and Oscar Wright “Fell In love” (covered up as Hudson Alexandra “I’m So Glad”). A shout out too, to Pat Brady for spinning Junior McCants “Try Me For Your New Love” (covered up as Little Carl Carlton “Hey Girl We Are in Love”) and to Keb Darge for Thee Enchantments covered up as “I’m In Love” by the Detroit Shakers. Rick Cooper, of Manchester’s Global Records fame, first came across the incredible Show Stoppers “Gotta Get Closer To My Love” which was subsequently popularised by Neil Rushton at Inferno Records.A final special thanks to Ady Croasdell of Kent Records, who discovered many of the tracks on Volume 1 in our Collector series and on this album too including: The Platters “Not My Girl”, originally recorded by Johnny Hampton, and our final outing by the legendary Chuck Jackson “What’s With This Loneliness” which first appeared on a Kent anniversary 45.
A regular fixture on New York’s downtown scene in the late 70’s, Come on released just two singles in their short but fruitful existence – the self-released “Don’t Walk On The Kitchen Floor/ A Kitchen In The Clouds” single in 1978 and the mysterious “Housewives Play Tennis / Howard After 6” single in 1980 (the band was unaware it had ever been released until a copy showed up on eBay 20 years later). Typical of the time, Come on was comprised of a ragtag group of artists and scenesters – seasoned musician George Elliott (guitar), conceptual guru Ralf Mann (bass), illustrator Page Wood (drums), teenager Elena Glasberg (guitar) who would study for class between gigs, and Jamie Kaufman (vocals) who had never sung before (or since) fronting Come on. With a unified egalitarian look of white button down shirts and black pants and Kaufman’s arresting stage presence the band embodied what they called “Nervous Rock Music.” Stripped down and tense, Come on’s brand of minimalist rock teemed with agitation, sexual frustration, and a wry, dark humor.