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Gracefully blending the nostalgic and the contemporary, thisalbum includes contributions from Greg Kurstin (Beck, BenHarper), Greyboy Allstar bassist Chris Stillwell, and formerCake drummer Pete McNeal.
All Rise
Inara George
What a Number
Year: 2005

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Gracefully blending the nostalgic and the contemporary, thisalbum includes contributions from Greg Kurstin (Beck, BenHarper), Greyboy Allstar bassist Chris Stillwell, and formerCake drummer Pete McNeal.
All Rise
Inara George
No Poem
Year: 2005

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Gracefully blending the nostalgic and the contemporary, thisalbum includes contributions from Greg Kurstin (Beck, BenHarper), Greyboy Allstar bassist Chris Stillwell, and formerCake drummer Pete McNeal.
All Rise
Inara George
Genius
Year: 2005

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British band's 1974 album including two bonus tracks. Stylish packaging includes a 20-page booklet, rare photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleeve notes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members. 11 tracks. Salvo. 2009.
Exotic Birds and Fruit
Procol Harum
The Thin End of the Wedge
Year: 1974

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1969 album A SALTY DOG by PROCOL HARUM. Released in June 1969, the record followed on from the huge international success of the band's debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and the follow up single Homburg and the superb albums PROCOL HARUM and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY. One of the finest releases of the era A Salty Dog saw the exquisite song writing of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid honed to perfection on highlights such as the album's title track, The Devil Came From Kansas, Wreck of the Hesperus, The Milk of Human Kindness and more. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, the album captured the excellence of the musicians in the group, namely Gary Brooker (voice, piano), Robin Trower (lead guitar), David Knights (bass guitar), B.J. Wilson (drums) and Matthew Fisher (Hammond organ). Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this Deluxe edition of A Salty Dog has been expanded to include 12 bonus tracks (5 previously unreleased) over two CDs, including the mono single mix of the title track and its non-album B-side; an early take of 'The Milk Of Human Kindness', plus five previously unreleased tracks from BBC Radio sessions from October 1968 & May 1969 along with four live tracks recorded in the USA in April 1969. This expanded deluxe edition of A Salty Dog also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Procol Harum biographer Henry Scott-Irvine.
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Procol Harum
A Salty Dog
Year: 1969

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Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1969 album A SALTY DOG by PROCOL HARUM. Released in June 1969, the record followed on from the huge international success of the band's debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and the follow up single Homburg and the superb albums PROCOL HARUM and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY. One of the finest releases of the era A Salty Dog saw the exquisite song writing of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid honed to perfection on highlights such as the album's title track, The Devil Came From Kansas, Wreck of the Hesperus, The Milk of Human Kindness and more. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, the album captured the excellence of the musicians in the group, namely Gary Brooker (voice, piano), Robin Trower (lead guitar), David Knights (bass guitar), B.J. Wilson (drums) and Matthew Fisher (Hammond organ). Newly re-mastered from the original tapes, this Deluxe edition of A Salty Dog has been expanded to include 12 bonus tracks (5 previously unreleased) over two CDs, including the mono single mix of the title track and its non-album B-side; an early take of 'The Milk Of Human Kindness', plus five previously unreleased tracks from BBC Radio sessions from October 1968 & May 1969 along with four live tracks recorded in the USA in April 1969. This expanded deluxe edition of A Salty Dog also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Procol Harum biographer Henry Scott-Irvine.
A Salty Dog
Procol Harum
A Salty Dog
Year: 1969

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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British band's 1974 album including two bonus tracks. Stylish packaging includes a 20-page booklet, rare photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleeve notes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members. 11 tracks. Salvo. 2009.
Exotic Birds and Fruit
Procol Harum
The Thin End of the Wedge
Year: 1974

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Recreational Love
The Bird and the Bee
Jenny
Year: 2015

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Quatermass
Quatermass
Punting
Year: 1970

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Another brilliant masterpiece, this album from 1968 explores the quest for the American dream and the confusion, frustrations and derailments that go with it.
Bookends
Simon & Garfunkel
Punky's Dilemma
Year: 1968

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Quatermass
Quatermass
Punting
Year: 1970

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Another brilliant masterpiece, this album from 1968 explores the quest for the American dream and the confusion, frustrations and derailments that go with it.
Bookends
Simon & Garfunkel
Punky's Dilemma
Year: 1968

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The result is How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, a collection of songs, written and recorded over the course of 2014. Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill, the third album by Florence + the Machine is live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways. In voice and, ultimately, outlook Florence has never sounded better. Markus has done a few Arcade Fire albums, Florence tells us, and he s done Björk s Homogenic, which is a huge record for me. And I felt he had that balance of organic and electronic capabilities, managing those two worlds. And, you know, he s good with big sounds. And I like big sounds. And he s good with trumpets, and I knew I wanted a brass section on this record, she adds of a group of musicians who were arranged by Will Gregory of Goldfrapp. And with Markus, Florence continues, clarifying, I wanted to make something that was big but that had a gentleness to it. That had a warmth, that was rooted. I think that s why we went back more to the live instruments. Something that was band-led almost. A prime example is the future Florence classic Ship To Wreck: it opens the album, and showcases Florence and Dravs enthusiasm for reframing her distinctive voice. Ship To Wreck was written with Kid Harpoon, the London-based songwriter/producer with whom she d written Ceremonials Grammy-nominated Shake It Out , during a month-long creative furlough in Los Angeles that also yielded first single What Kind Of Man : a full-force ear-pinning anthem of uplifting defiance. Kid Harpoon is one of a clutch of old collaborator friends who reunited to help marshal these most personal of songs. Ceremonials producer Paul Epworth helped create the album closing psychedelic blues explosion Mother, while the inner-circle of her nearest and dearest was rounded out by her bandmate and long-time studio right-hand-woman Isa Summers, with whom she wrote the epic title track. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful was the first song I wrote for this record, literally as I just came off tour, she explains, and then I went off and had this incredibly chaotic year, and that all went into the record. But in the end, the feeling of How Big How Blue is what I came back to. The trumpets at the end of that song that s what love feels like to me. An endless brass section that goes off into space. And it takes you with it. You re so up there. And that s what music feels like to me. You want it just to pour out endlessly, and it s the most amazing feeling. It s alchemy. It s magic. It s the return of Florence + the Machine.
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Deluxe)
Florence + The Machine
Queen of Peace
Year: 2015

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Having outgrown their Stray Cats and Green Day phases, the Living End join forces with Midnight Oil and Silverchair producer Nick Launay for an album that firmly establishes them as Australia's Great Rock Hope. Like late, great power-pop revivalists Material Issue (to whom the chorus of "Dirty Man" bears a more than passing resemblance), this Melbourne power trio fully justifies their plundering of past musical forms thanks to enthusiasm, chops, and songwriting talent. From the fist-in-the-air populism of its title track to the anthemic "Silent Victory" (which Launay gives the full Midnight Oil treatment), Roll On signals the Living End's readiness for an international pop overthrow. --Bill Forman
Roll On
The Living End
Prisoner of Society
Year: 2001

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Released in 1981, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts is a collaboration between ambient pioneer Brian Eno and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. On Ghosts, the two strong-willed musicians manage to come to a meeting of the minds, blending Byrne's herky-jerky funk with Eno's atmospheric sound sculpting. More than anything, this is a large album, intent on pushing itself to the front of the listener's consciousness. Abundant percussion (everything from booming tribal drums to eerie electronics) reverberates in the background while Byrne and Eno toss all manner of found sounds, field recordings, and radio broadcasts into the mix. What results is a groundbreaking album that introduced a generation to the dazzling possibilities offered by electronic recording techniques. Highlights include "The Jezebel Spirit," an electro-funk workout that uses a recording of an exorcism as its focal point, and "Very, Very Hungry," a mysteriously ethereal display of electronic percussion and large-scale sonic architecture. --S. Duda
My Life In the Bush of Ghosts
Brian Eno/David Byrne
Number 8 Mix
Year: 2006

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Todd
Todd Rundgren
Number 1 Lowest Common Denominator
Year: 1974

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The Age of Adz (pronounced Odds) is Sufjan Stevens' first full-length collection of original songs since 2005's conceptual pop opus Illinois. While the sounds on this record are distinctly "artificial" (drums machines and analog synths reign supreme), the proclamations of the songs are unabashedly visceral, sung loudly, with a backdrop of insistent orchestration. The result is an album that is perhaps more vibrant, primary and explicit than anything Sufjan has done before, incorporating themes that are neither historical nor civic, but rather personal and primal (if even a little juvenile).
The Age of Adz
Sufjan Stevens
Now That I'm Older

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2014 series highlighting the Berlin Songbook featuring 16 songs from the greatest songwriter of all time performed by some of the best musicians & vocalists ever including Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, Dinah Washington, Debbie Reynolds, Julie London, the McGuire Sisters & more.
The Irving Berlin Songbook
Ella Fitzgerald
Now It Can Be Told
Year: 1958

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On his first album after returning from his self-imposed hiatus on recording new material, singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton draws upon the lessons of the Johns and Jonathans who have come before him on Artificial Heart. The first John is They Might Be Giants John Flansburgh, who has the distinction of being the first person, other than Coulton himself, to handle the production on one of his albums. Right out of the blocks, the album opener, Sticking It to Myself, makes the hand of Flansburgh immediately apparent with a song that has that perfect mix of eclecticism and solid pop songcraft upon which the TMBG man has made his name. Despite this, the album doesn t come off like Coulton s audition reel for a spot in They Might Be Giants, as the songwriter deftly injects a lot of his own personality into the songs through his lyrics. This brings us to the influential Jonathan, Jonathan Richman, who Coulton with his ability to see the wonder, humor, and sadness in the mundane world feels like a spiritual successor to. This quality allows Coulton to create songs that are more like little poignant slices of life than pop constructions, breathing that spark of life into songs like Glasses. As an album, Artificial Heart is like a panopticon that gives the listener the opportunity to observe an array of different lives, and offers them the chance to feel a little something different while peering into each window. And even though it s a more emotionally heavy album than a lot of his previous work, Coulton still knows how to leave people with a smile, ending the album with two new versions of his famous Portal and Portal 2 theme songs Still Alive (featuring a guest spot from Tegan and Sara s Sara Quin) and Want You Gone (which features JoCo himself on vocals) as well as The Stache, a touching tribute to mustaches and the men who proudly wear them. With this kind of effortless versatility and easy charm, it s no wonder Jonathan Coulton has managed to find a special place in people's hearts, artificial or otherwise.
Artificial Heart
Jonathan Coulton
Now I Am An Arsonist (feat. Suzanne Vega)
Year: 2011

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In bowling’s hallowed alleys, a strike is the minor miracle of all ten pins falling at once. Back-to-back strikes make a double. Do it a third time and you’ve got yourself a turkey. History will decide which sports metaphor to apply to Mike Krol’s first two records, I Hate Jazz (2011) and Trust Fund (2013). But as needle meets groove on Turkey—Krol’s first record for Merge—there is no ambiguity. A shiny black ball tumbles past the suburban strip malls of a polyestered Wisconsin and veers precariously close to an East Coast gutter before gathering momentum in a physics-defying sprint for the Pacific. California is where the headpin falls—the right velocity, the perfect geometry, the bowler’s intent beautifully realized in a noisy moment of awesome destruction. Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal mic into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.
Turkey
Mike Krol
Neighborhood Watch
Year: 2015

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In bowling’s hallowed alleys, a strike is the minor miracle of all ten pins falling at once. Back-to-back strikes make a double. Do it a third time and you’ve got yourself a turkey. History will decide which sports metaphor to apply to Mike Krol’s first two records, I Hate Jazz (2011) and Trust Fund (2013). But as needle meets groove on Turkey—Krol’s first record for Merge—there is no ambiguity. A shiny black ball tumbles past the suburban strip malls of a polyestered Wisconsin and veers precariously close to an East Coast gutter before gathering momentum in a physics-defying sprint for the Pacific. California is where the headpin falls—the right velocity, the perfect geometry, the bowler’s intent beautifully realized in a noisy moment of awesome destruction. Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal mic into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.
Turkey
Mike Krol
Suburban Wasteland
Year: 2015

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What Went Down (Deluxe)
Foals
What Went Down
Year: 2015

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This fall, Warner Brothers Records will release Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. "Molecules," the euphoric first single, is available now.
Inanimate Objects
Atlas Genius
Molecules
Year: 2015

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Silicon is the new project from New Zealand via Hawaii multi-instrumentalist Kody Nielson. Personal Computer, the debut album, is a seductive electronic pop record that pits Nielson’s brilliant soul, funk and disco influenced songwriting against a backdrop of extra-terrestrial noir sonics, calling to mind the varied likes of Flying Lotus, Panda Bear and Portishead in the process, as well as that of Unknown Mortal Orchestra - the project of Nielson’s brother and former band-mate in The Mint Chicks. At the heart of Nielson's noir-electronica is a questioning of how the natural can ever again match the arousing constellation of this blissful synthetic. The album is bombastic and gripping, yet consistently groomed. His main-frame psychedelia collates all the fragments of himself and masterfully sticks them back together.
Personal Computer
Silicon
Personal Computer
Year: 2015

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FABLES is a sparse, poignant set of songs crafted around Ramirez' starkly beautiful baritone, which the New York Times once described as full of "haggard loneliness." In a world full of singer-songwriters hawking their stories, Ramirez has managed to stand out from the noise, developing a fiercely loyal following of fans who are drawn to his intimately personal songwriting. The album's title, 'FABLES,' was inspired by the first single, "Harder to Lie," which captures the moment Ramirez realized, as he puts it, "I couldn't bullsh*t with her [my girlfriend] anymore. She knew me completely. It got me thinking about how much I bullsh*t in my life - exaggerating stories, faking a smile, or whatever. Just telling fables. When you don t know who you really are you can end up hurting people."That newfound maturity and clarity translated into his approach in the studio, as Ramirez traveled to Seattle to work with his friend Noah Gundersen, who produced the album. "My previous albums were a bit less personal. I always went in with a certain idea of what I wanted them to turn out like. I had never just walked in and said 'let s just see what happens.' And that's what we did this time. From the writing to the recording, it was just based on instincts."
Fables
David Ramirez
Communion
Year: 2015

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Brand New
Ben Rector
Brand New
Year: 2015

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Firelight Waltz
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Radio Bar
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Hate to See You Like This
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Workingman's Hands
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
A Road Song
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Cold Comfort Flowers
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
A Dip in the Ocean
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Action Hero
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Acela
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
Richie and Ruben
Year: 2011

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Sky Full of Holes
Fountains Of Wayne
The Summer Place
Year: 2011

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Foxtrot
Genesis
Watcher Of The Skies (New Stereo Mix)
Year: 2008

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Out of print in the U.S.! Standard CD pressing of the 1971 album from the British Prog Rock band. Nursery Cryme was the band's third album but first to really show the true (multi) personality of the band. Seven tracks.
Nursery Cryme
Genesis
The Musical Box (New Stereo Mix)
Year: 1971

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Foxtrot
Genesis
Horizon's (New Stereo Mix)
Year: 2008

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Foxtrot
Genesis
Can-Utility And The Coastliners (New Stereo Mix)
Year: 2008

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Global
Todd Rundgren
Holyland
Year: 2015

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Global
Todd Rundgren
Blind
Year: 2015

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Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt
Deer Song

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Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt
Avenging Annie

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Amanda Marshall's self-titled debut album has a gritty, soulful sound that was a hit, particularly in Canada, where it went platinum several times over.
Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall
Birmingham
Year: 1996

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U2 SONGS OF INNOCENCE ( 2CDS )
Songs of Innocence
U2
Volcano
Year: 2014

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Late For The Sky
Jackson Browne
Farther On
Year: 2014

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