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Nobody plays Monk like Schlippenbach. In the same way Monk worked on a composition for weeks, Schlippenbach has involved himself with Monk's work for many years. Listening, analysing, playing and with the greatest conceivable respect. Already the 3 CD-recordings of Thelonious Monk's complete works from Alexander von Schlippenbach together with the band Die Enttäuschung (Intakt CD 100) are a most impressive documentation of this involvement. 

With this present production for which Alexander von Schlippenbach chose some of his "Monk-favourites" – including some of the more rarely performed pieces – to him it was not about working on, re-harmonising or consciously changing the original forms of Monk's compositions. Their themes are so multifaceted and complex that it was Alexander von Schlippenbach's first and foremost concern to keep very close to these themes and to concentrate his focus on dealing "freely" with the melodies and the rhythmic torque. 

Monk and Schlippenbach: A stimulated conversation going on and they get along brilliantly, these brothers in spirit! Ulf Drechsel, Liner Notes

Recorded November 22, 23, 2011.
Regular Price: $18.95
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M B V is My Bloody Valentine's long awaited third full-length, the band's first new album in 22 years and the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed releases Isn't Anything (1988) and Loveless (1991). The 9-song set was produced by vocalist/guitarist Kevin Shields which he describes "sounds like what we sounded like - different but not radically different" and as being comprised of "the '96/'97 half-finished record, and then a compilation of stuff we did before that in 1993–94, and a little bit of new stuff."

"To digest 'MBV' properly it is helpful to split it into three parts. The first shares the most common ground with Loveless, particularly 'Who Sees You,' with its climbing melodies that hark back to 'Come In Alone,' wrapped in the same vice grip of distortion, reverb, compression and god knows what else.

"The second third is where the mould is broken. Whilst there is a recognizable feel that only Kevin Shields knows how to create despite the best intentions of hundreds the lazy synth-led 'Is This and Yes' has only the barest roots in their Tremolo EP, which long looked like a farewell. 

"The final third screws up the formula entirely. 'In Another Way' is the albums, and perhaps the years highlight, with a verse not too dissimilar to Blonde Redhead's anthemic '23' being pulverised by Seefeel or Autechre in a forgiving mood that bleeds into a chorus that transplants the snakecharming melody of Godspeed You! Black Emperor's 'Gamelan' into an end of the world rave." - Contact Music 

180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with the CD in a card wallet. This vinyl album has been recorded as an analogue album. It was recorded on 2 inch 24 track analogue tape and mixed onto half inch analogue tape and mastered with no digital processing involved.  
Regular Price: $44.95
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3-LP 180-gram audiophile box set!

On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused rock ’n’ roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin.

Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham and perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock And Roll,” “Kashmir,” and “Stairway To Heaven.”

This 180g 3LP pressing from Atlantic Records features incredibly dynamic sound. You've waited nearly three decades. Don't wait another second. It's time to rock and roll!

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Recorded October 11, 2011 at Maggie's Farm.
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Mastered from the Near Original Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios by Original Engineer/Producer John Wood

Featuring an Original Shop Poster, Live Mini-Poster & Reprint of Drake's Handwritten Set List

Following the huge success of Nick Drake's third album Pink Moon on deluxe vinyl - comes his second album Bryter Layter in a similar deluxe vinyl offering. The album is an exact replica of the original 1970 release and is pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl, and remastered from near-original master tapes by the album's original engineer/producer John Wood. Although the original tapes were unusable, Wood had made a safety copy of the album in 1970 and it is from this that the new album has been made. 

The album comes in a box containing the original shop poster, a smaller 'Live' poster/brochure and a reprint of Nick's handwritten set list used for his live appearances, together with reproductions of the master tape and box lids. It is housed in an Island card inner bag in a single pocket textured sleeve just as the original release would have been. Most recent vinyl pressings of Bryter Layter have been of poor quality and/or illegal counterfeits; this edition is as close to an original pressing as it is possible to get. Original copies change hands for high collectors prices.

After crafting a debut album full of beauteous, somber chamber-folk, Nick Drake pulled something of an about-face in 1970 with the follow-up, Bryter Layter. With a bright, sparkling production and orchestrations that occasionally border on Easy Listening, the framework is light and airy where Five Leaves Left was dark and foreboding. 

The key, however, is that Drake's artfully expressed inner turmoil peeks through at every turn in the lyrics and in his understated-but-heartfelt vocal delivery. "At the Chime of a City Clock" finds Drake facing existential despair at every turn, despite an almost-lugubrious string arrangement. Perhaps the crucial moment of Bryter Layter occurs on "Poor Boy," where female backing vocalists literally mock the singers anguished laments. 

Clearly, for as much as Drake's heart and soul were bared in every note of his music, he was self-aware enough to know that his disillusioned-romantic view of the world was one that put him on the fringes of society. Of course, over 40 years later, his early-1970s work would find a much wider audience, even though the initial era of the sensitive singer/songwriter had long since passed.

"Compared to the gloomy, vinegary, autumnal Five Leaves Left and the reportedly stark Pink Moon, Drake's second album is a relatively pleasant collection. "Bryter Layter" and "Sunday" are light, carefree flute instrumentals, and the cantering "Hazey Jane II" is positively brisk. "Northern Sky" gently details how a loved one has enhanced his appreciation of life.

"Even in his best moods, though, Drake seems to be reaching out from a position of isolation to a like soul, as in "Hazey Jane I." More characteristic is the intensely considered solitude of "Poor Boy," "One of These Things First" and "Fly," which features John Cale's moaning viola...It's a measure of his instinct for maintaining a sense of mystery that Bryter Layter's reflections are as ephemeral as a man's breath on a mirror." - Rolling Stone

Features:
- Mastered from the near original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios by original engineer/producer John Wood
- Pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl
- Gatefold sleeve, inner sleeve, paper labels
- Original shop poster
- Live mini-poster (full color both sides)
- Reprint of Nick's handwritten set list
Regular Price: $54.95
On Sale For: $35.72 

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