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May302018

Johnny Mathis You've Got a Friend (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Real Gone Music Continues Its Reissue Campaign of Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Albums for Columbia with Three Albums Offering Johnny’s Flawless Interpretations of Contemporary Hits of the Day

  • The First Release Is a Twofer Featuring the Albums Close to You and Love Story Plus Three Bonus Tracks

  • Mathis Teamed with Long-Time Producer Jack Gold and Ace Arranger Ernie Freeman for Close to You

  • Johnny Returned to the Songbooks of Burt Bacharach
    and Hal David (the Title Song), The Beatles (“The Long and Winding Road”), and Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Wave”) While Also Reinterpreting Hits by Ray Stevens, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Even Columbia Label-Mate Santana

  • Includes the Academy Award-Nominated Movie Theme “Pieces of Dreams”

  • Love Story Was Produced by Gold with Arrangements by Perry Botkin, Jr., a Frequent Collaborator of Harry Nilsson

  • Johnny Brought His Silken Sound to Rare Tunes by Bacharach and David (the Top 40 AC Chart Entry “Ten Times Forever More”) and Carole King and Gerry Goffin (“I Was There”) as Well as His Friend Henry Mancini (“Loss of Love”) and Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (“We’ve Only Just Begun”)

  • Bonus Tracks Include Outtake Recordings of Bodie Chandler’s “Caroline” and a “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” Medley, Plus the B-side of “Pieces of Dreams,” Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s “Darling Lili.”

  • Johnny Mathis Teamed with Superstar Producer Richard Perry (Nilsson Schmilsson, Ringo, Barbra Streisand’s Stoney End) for 1971’s You’ve Got a Friend

  • Fusing Pop and Soul, Mathis and Perry Tackled Favorites from James Taylor (“Long Ago and Far Away”), The Beatles (“We Can Work It Out”), The Jackson 5 (“Never Can Say Goodbye”), and Gordon Lightfoot (“If You Could Read My Mind”), Along with Two Tracks from Carole King’s Tapestry

  • Expanded Edition Features Eight Bonus Tracks Including Fresh Versions of The Four Tops’ Motown Perennial “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers,” and the Classic “I Only Have Eyes for You,” Plus a Host of Rare Singles

  • Both Releases Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Rare Photos

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese Include Exclusive Quotes from Johnny Mathis Himself

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    Johnny Mathis: You've Got a Friend (Expanded Edition) CD

    What happens when you pair a classic pop vocalist with a superstar rock producer, and both are at the top of their game? The result is pure magic, or in this case, Mathis magic! Johnny Mathis teamed with Richard Perry (Nilsson Schmilsson, Ringo, Barbra Streisand’s Stoney End) for 1971’s You’ve Got a Friend, and now that classic album is making its U.S. standalone CD premiere in a deluxe, expanded edition from Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records! Blending the Perry sessions with recordings produced by Mathis himself, You’ve Got a Friend offers a spectacular array of then-recent hits rendered as only Johnny could. Fusing pop and soul, Mathis and Perry tackled favorites from James Taylor (“Long Ago and Far Away”), The Beatles (“We Can Work It Out”), The Jackson 5 (“Never Can Say Goodbye”), and Gordon Lightfoot (“If You Could Read My Mind”). Carole King’s warmhearted title track is one of two Tapestry cuts smoothly sung here by Johnny, along with the chart-topping “It’s Too Late.” Mathis’ rich tapestry of contemporary music has grown larger thanks to this edition’s whopping eight bonus tracks. Session outtakes include fresh versions of The Four Tops’ Motown perennial “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers,” and the classic “I Only Have Eyes for You” (which Johnny would re-record for his 1976 album of the same name). The set is then rounded out with a host of rare singles like Jimmy Webb’s “Evie,” John Barry and Don Black’s “This Way Mary” from Mary, Queen of Scots, and the single version of Jacques Brel’s “If We Only Have Love.” This beloved Friend is sounding better than ever, as Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios has remastered everything. The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese has penned the liner notes featuring new quotes from Johnny Mathis.

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Wednesday
May302018

Johnny Mathis Close to You/Love Story (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Real Gone Music Continues Its Reissue Campaign of Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Albums for Columbia with Three Albums Offering Johnny’s Flawless Interpretations of Contemporary Hits of the Day

  • The First Release Is a Twofer Featuring the Albums Close to You and Love Story Plus Three Bonus Tracks

  • Mathis Teamed with Long-Time Producer Jack Gold and Ace Arranger Ernie Freeman for Close to You

  • Johnny Returned to the Songbooks of Burt Bacharach
    and Hal David (the Title Song), The Beatles (“The Long and Winding Road”), and Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Wave”) While Also Reinterpreting Hits by Ray Stevens, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Even Columbia Label-Mate Santana

  • Includes the Academy Award-Nominated Movie Theme “Pieces of Dreams”

  • Love Story Was Produced by Gold with Arrangements by Perry Botkin, Jr., a Frequent Collaborator of Harry Nilsson

  • Johnny Brought His Silken Sound to Rare Tunes by Bacharach and David (the Top 40 AC Chart Entry “Ten Times Forever More”) and Carole King and Gerry Goffin (“I Was There”) as Well as His Friend Henry Mancini (“Loss of Love”) and Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (“We’ve Only Just Begun”)

  • Bonus Tracks Include Outtake Recordings of Bodie Chandler’s “Caroline” and a “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” Medley, Plus the B-side of “Pieces of Dreams,” Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s “Darling Lili.”

  • Johnny Mathis Teamed with Superstar Producer Richard Perry (Nilsson Schmilsson, Ringo, Barbra Streisand’s Stoney End) for 1971’s You’ve Got a Friend

  • Fusing Pop and Soul, Mathis and Perry Tackled Favorites from James Taylor (“Long Ago and Far Away”), The Beatles (“We Can Work It Out”), The Jackson 5 (“Never Can Say Goodbye”), and Gordon Lightfoot (“If You Could Read My Mind”), Along with Two Tracks from Carole King’s Tapestry

  • Expanded Edition Features Eight Bonus Tracks Including Fresh Versions of The Four Tops’ Motown Perennial “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers,” and the Classic “I Only Have Eyes for You,” Plus a Host of Rare Singles

  • Both Releases Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Rare Photos

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese Include Exclusive Quotes from Johnny Mathis Himself

     AVAILABLE June 8, 2018 PRE-ORDER NOW!!  

    Johnny Mathis Close to You/Love Story (Expanded Edition) CD

    Johnny Mathis kicked off the 1970s with a series of albums that found the Voice of Romance reinventing the day’s chart hits in inimitably lush fashion. Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are continuing the journey through the legendary singer’s 1970s catalog with an expanded, two-for-one compact disc release of the classic studio albums Close to You and Love Story. Johnny teamed with longtime producer Jack Gold and top arranger Ernie Freeman in 1970 for Close to You, on which he returned to the songbooks of Burt Bacharach and Hal David (the title song), The Beatles (“The Long and Winding Road”), and Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Wave”) while also reinterpreting hits by Ray Stevens, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and even Columbia labelmate Santana! This deliciously eclectic album yielded the Academy Award- nominated movie theme “Pieces of Dreams,” a top 10 AC hit for Mathis. It was followed in early 1971 by Love Story, produced by Gold with arrangements by Perry Botkin, Jr., a frequent collaborator of Harry Nilsson. In addition to the romantic “(Where Do I Begin) Love Story,” Johnny brought his silken sound to rare tunes by Bacharach and David (the top 40 AC chart entry “Ten Times Forever More”) andCarole King and Gerry Goffin (“I Was There”) as well as his friend Henry Mancini(“Loss of Love”) and Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (“We’ve Only Just Begun”). This expanded two-for-one release adds three bonus tracks: outtake recordings of Bodie Chandler’s “Caroline” and a “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” medley, plus the B-side of “Pieces of Dreams,” Mancini and Johnny Mercer’s “Darling Lili.” Johnny at his zenith!

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Tuesday
May012018

Alan Silvestri Predator Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 

  • Though Derided as Derivative When It Came Out,Predator Has Only Grown in Reputation as One of the Great Action/Sci-Fi Films, and Marked the Full Flowering of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a Genuine Movie Star

  • The Soundtrack by Alan Silvestri (Romancing the Stone; Back to the Future) Has Also Become a Cult Favorite, Sparking No Less Than Three Limited-Edition CD Releases

  • Silvestri’s Score Is Every Bit as Brutal and Hard-Hitting as the Film Itself, Employing a Full Orchestra, Deft Electronic Touches, and Bruising Percussion

  • Among the Highlights Are the Eerie, Descending Strings as the Predator Descends to Earth, the Propulsive Military March That Introduces the Commando Team, and the Simple Trumpet Fanfare in “He’s My Friend” Lamenting the Loss of a Fallen Comrade

  • Sound Is Taken from Intrada’s 2012 Complete and Definitive Edition of the Score

  • Real Gone Music’s Vinyl Release Features Custom Front Cover Art by Rafał Wechterowicz Depicting the Predator in All Its Gory Glory

  • Gatefold Double-LP Set Also Includes Production Stills

  • Blood Red & “Predator Dreads” Blue Splatter Vinyl Release

  • Limited to 1000 Copies

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    Predator: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Blood Red & “Predator Dreads” Blue Splatter Vinyl Edition) Limited to 1000 copies

  • SOLD OUT Predator: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Glow in the Dark Vinyl Edition) Limited to 181 copies Webstore Exclusive SOLD OUT

    Alan Silvestri’s masterful score to the 1987 film Predator has been one of the most sought-after action film soundtracks of all time, sparking no less than three limited-edition CD releases that all successively sold out in short order (as did our first vinyl pressing). And it’s little wonder; fresh from back-to-back triumphs with Romancing the Stone and Back to the Future, Silvestri employs a full orchestra, occasional, deft electronic touches, and—most of all—bruising percussion to fashion a score every bit as muscular and hard-hitting as the film itself. Among the truly inspired touches are the eerie, descending strings as the Predator descends to earth, the propulsive military march that introduces the commando team, and the simple trumpet fanfare in “He’s My Friend” that laments the loss of a fallen comrade. Real Gone is proud to present Alan Silvestri’s score to Predator in a double-LP set featuring custom front cover art by Rafał Wechterowicz that captures the Predator in all its ugly mother******ness, with additional stills from the production decorating the gatefold package. The sound to our release is taken from Intrada’s 2012 complete and definitive edition of the score, and it comes on blood red and “Predator Dreads” blue splatter vinyl limited to 1000 copies. Get it before it disappears into the jungle! 

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Tuesday
May012018

Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2 (3CD-Set)

The Road Trips Series Continues the Grateful Dead Tradition of Curated Live Shows Originally Released on Their Own Label Never Before Available at Retail

Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2—April Fools’ ’88 Hails from the Well-Regarded but Seldom-Recorded Year of 1988 The First Authorized Physical Release of a Complete Concert from the Year

3-CD Set Includes the Complete April 1, 1988 show at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ (a.k.a. The Meadowlands), Plus Over Half of the Show from the Preceding Night

Features Great and Unusual Cover Versions, Such as the Second and Final Performance of Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man” and a Medley of “Dear
Mr. Fantasy”/”Hey Jude”/”All Along the Watchtower” with a “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” Encore

Includes the Rarely Performed “To Lay Me Down” Two Sublime Medleys Open the Second Set: “China Cat Sunflower”/”I Know You Rider” and “Estimated Prophet”/”Eyes of the World”

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Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2 (3CD-Set)

Mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD Sound Big Full-Color Book with Notes and Photos Hailing from the well-regarded but seldom-recorded year of 1988 (this Road Trip marked the first physical release of any complete shows from that year), this 3-CD set offers all of the Dead’s April 1, 1988 show at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ (a.k.a. The Meadowlands), plus over half of the show from the preceding night. The Dead were, of course, one of the great cover bands of all time, and here you get some real corkers, like the second and final performance of Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man” on April 1 and a medley of “Dear Mr. Fantasy”/”Hey Jude”/”All Along the Watchtower” on March 31 (followed by a “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” encore)! April 1 also features the very rarely performed “To Lay Me Down,” but for many, the pair of medleys opening the second set, “China Cat Sunflower”/”I Know You Rider” and “Estimated Prophet”/”Eyes of the World,” will prove the highlight of the night, as Bob Weir in particular takes flight during “Estimated” and the band lifts off right after him. Big, full-color booklet, mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD sound.

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Tuesday
May012018

Keely Smith Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook CD

  • Real Gone Music Continues Its Deep Dive in to the Late, Great Keely Smith’s Reprise Album Catalog with Its Long-Awaited Reissue of 1964’s Sings The John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook

  • The Album Was the First of Its Kind, a Respected Pop Singer Tackling Beatles Songs

  • Keely Risked Ridicule by Being Too Hip for Her Peers and Too Square for the Smart Set Digging the Merseybeat Sound

  • Instead, She Scored a Big Hit Album in the U.K.

  • Arranged by Ernie Freeman and Benny Carter, the Album Alternately Seduces and Swings

  • Produced by Keely’s Soon-to-Be Husband Jimmy Bowen

  • Liner Notes by Steve Hochman

  • Rare Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

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    Keely Smith: Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook CD

    Lots of pop vocalists have tackled the vaunted SONGS Lennon-McCartney songbook, but this 1964 release from the late, great Keely Smith was the first album by an artist of her ilk devoted to the lads from Liverpool. And perhaps the best one, too...with sparkling arrangements by Ernie Freeman and Benny Carter, and production from Keely’s soon-to-be husband Jimmy Bowen, the record alternately seduces and swings, and Keely’s voice—with its bluesy phrasing and lilt patented on The Strip—is the perfect instrument to interpret these Fab tunes. But there’s more to the story here. Sure, “groups” like The Chipmunks and The Hollyridge Strings released Beatles cover albums in 1964, but a pop singer? Of Keely’s stature and pedigree? Not a chance. Keely risked ridicule from both the traditionalist and rock and roll camps by crossing over the great pop music divide to record these songs. Many of her peers were still openly dismissive of the Mop Tops; and the new generation digging the Merseybeat sound were likely to see her as square. It was just another courageous, nervy move in a career full of ‘em; and Keely’s reward was asmash album in the U.K. For the first-ever reissue of this classic record, we’ve addedliner notes by Steve Hochman along with rare photos. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision...truly a Fabulous release!

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Michelle Phillips Victim of Romance (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Michelle Phillips Rarely Sang Lead in The Mamas and The Papas, but When She Did, She Scored a Big Hit with “Dedicated to the One I Love”

  • Some Ten Years Later, in the Middle of a Successful Acting Career, Michelle Went Back into the Studio to Record Victim of Romancewith Legendary Producer Jack Nitzsche (Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, and Many Others)

  • Her Sole Solo Album, Victim of RomanceBlended the Classic Phil Spector Sound with a Modern ‘70s Sensibility on Such Catchy Tunes as “Moon” Martin’s “Aching Kind,” the Bee Gees’ “Baby As You Turn Away,” and Her Own Song “There She Goes”

  • Long Out of Print

  • Real Gone Music’s New Expanded Edition Features Three Originally Unissued Outtakes to Comprise the Complete Michelle Phillips-Jack Nitzsche Output

  • Joe Marchese’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Michelle Phillips

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

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    Michelle Phillips: Victim of Romance (Expanded Edition) CD

    During the 1960s as an original member of The Mamas & The Papas, the lovely Michelle Phillips enjoyed singing lead vocal on that supergroup’s smash rendition of “Dedicated to The One I Love.” That performance planted a seed that took root some ten years later. But first, after the group permanently disbanded in 1971, Michelle continued her pursuit as an actress, appearing in such films as Dillinger and Valentino before going on to television series fame in the 1980s-90s on Knot’s Landing.

    In 1976, however, Michelle took a brief break from her rising acting career to return to the recording studio as a solo performer following a pair of singles produced by her ex-husband and Mamas & Papas leader John Philips and A&M Records co-owner Jerry Moss. Working with legendary producer-arranger Jack Nitzsche (Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, and many others), Michelle enjoyed collaborating on an album that evoked the Phil Spector sound which Nitzsche helped to invent while also creating a modern ‘70s pop sound with such catchy tunes as “Aching Kind” and “Victim of Romance” (both penned by John “Moon” Martin”) plus a Bee Gees cover (“Baby As You Turn Away”) and original compositions by Michelle (“There She Goes”) as well as John Phillips (“Trashy Rumors”). A potent remake of Doris Troy’s “With One Look” predates the Linda Ronstadt hit while “Where’s Mine?” displays the wink of humor often present in Michelle’s musical performances.

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Cowboy Boyer & Talton (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, Cowboy Quietly Put Out Four Great Albums for the Capricorn Label During the ‘70s

  • All Four of Them Languished Out of Print for Years Until Real Gone Music Began Reissuing Them Several Years Ago

  • Boyer & Talton and Cowboy Are The Last Two Records Cowboy Recorded for Capricorn

  • CD Debut for Both Releases

  • Appropriate Timing for Release with the Recent Passings of Producer Johnny Sandlin and Band Co-Founder Scott Boyer

  • Liner Notes by Scott Schinder Featuring Exclusive Quotes from Tommy Talton

  • Photos from Talton’s Private Archive

  • Both Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Boyer & Talton Boasted a Great Band of Capricorn Regular Bill Stewart on Drums, Future Charlie Daniels Band Bassist Charlie Hayward, Allman Brothers Band Members Chuck Leavell and Jaimoe on Keyboards and Percussion, Respectively, and Saxophonists Randall Bramblett and David Brown

  • Also Featured a Cameo from Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band

  • Produced by Johnny Sandlin

  • Most of the Band Backed Gregg Allman on the Laid BackAlbum, and Went on Tour with Him

  • Expanded Edition Features the Two Tracks on theGregg Allman on Tour Album That Highlighted Cowboy, “Time Will Take Us” and “Where Can You Go?”

  • Cowboy’s 1977 Self-Titled Album Brought A Whole New Band into the Studio: Arch Pearson on Bass,
    Chip Condon on Keyboards, and Chip Miller on Drums

  • Also a New Producer in Capricorn Engineer Sam Whiteside

  • New, Pop-Savvy, Country-Rock Sound but Still Great Songwriting from Boyer and Talton

  • Standout Tracks “Takin’ It All the Way,” “Pat’s Song,” “Everybody Knows Your Name” and the Latin-tinged “Straight into Love” Make Cowboy a Worthy Last Hurrah for One of the Best-Kept Secrets of the ‘70s

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    Cowboy: Boyer & Talton (Expanded Edition) CD

    Having released their first two records to great acclaim, and with the recent passing of producer Johnny Sandlin and the even more recent passing of Scott Boyer himself, it seemed like a good time to circle back to the last two Cowboy records for Capricorn, which, like our first two reissues, feature liner notes by Scott Schinder featuring great quotes from Tommy Talton and pictures from Tommy’s private archive. As the title indicates, this 1974 album—produced, like the first two, by Capricorn mainstay Johnny Sandlin—found the group down to its creative core of Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton. But their new back-up band wasn’t half bad: Capricorn regular Bill Stewart on drums, future Charlie Daniels Band bassist Charlie Hayward, Allman Brothers Band members Chuck Leavell and Jaimoe on keyboards and percussion, respectively, and saxophonists Randall Bramblett and David Brown, the latter a former member of Boyer's old Florida combo the 31st of February, which also included Duane and Gregg Allman as well as future Allmans drummer Butch Trucks (plus a cameo from Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band)! Most of this same aggregation backed Gregg Allman on Laid Back, and indeed went on tour with him, which we’ve documented with the two bonus tracks that featured Cowboy from The Gregg Allman on Tour album, “Time Will Take Us” and “Where Can You Go?” As for Boyer & Talton, it remains one of Tommy Talton’s favorite Cowboy albums (and one of their fans’ favorites, too), though he modestly points to a Boyer song, “Everyone Has a Chance to Feel,” as a particular standout. But you won’t go wrong with any track on this album…masterful, melodic American music. CD debut, remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision!

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    Tuesday
    May012018

    Cowboy Cowboy CD

  • Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, Cowboy Quietly Put Out Four Great Albums for the Capricorn Label During the ‘70s
  • All Four of Them Languished Out of Print for Years Until Real Gone Music Began Reissuing Them Several Years Ago

  • Boyer & Talton and Cowboy Are The Last Two Records Cowboy Recorded for Capricorn

  • CD Debut for Both Releases

  • Appropriate Timing for Release with the Recent Passings of Producer Johnny Sandlin and Band Co-Founder Scott Boyer

  • Liner Notes by Scott Schinder Featuring Exclusive Quotes from Tommy Talton

  • Photos from Talton’s Private Archive

  • Both Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Boyer & Talton Boasted a Great Band of Capricorn Regular Bill Stewart on Drums, Future Charlie Daniels Band Bassist Charlie Hayward, Allman Brothers Band Members Chuck Leavell and Jaimoe on Keyboards and Percussion, Respectively, and Saxophonists Randall Bramblett and David Brown

  • Also Featured a Cameo from Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band

  • Produced by Johnny Sandlin

  • Most of the Band Backed Gregg Allman on the Laid BackAlbum, and Went on Tour with Him

  • Expanded Edition Features the Two Tracks on theGregg Allman on Tour Album That Highlighted Cowboy, “Time Will Take Us” and “Where Can You Go?”

  • Cowboy’s 1977 Self-Titled Album Brought A Whole New Band into the Studio: Arch Pearson on Bass,
    Chip Condon on Keyboards, and Chip Miller on Drums

  • Also a New Producer in Capricorn Engineer Sam Whiteside

  • New, Pop-Savvy, Country-Rock Sound but Still Great Songwriting from Boyer and Talton

  • Standout Tracks “Takin’ It All the Way,” “Pat’s Song,” “Everybody Knows Your Name” and the Latin-tinged “Straight into Love” Make Cowboy a Worthy Last Hurrah for One of the Best-Kept Secrets of the ‘70s

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    Cowboy: Cowboy CD

    Having released the first two Cowboy albums to great acclaim, and with the recent passing of producer Johnny Sandlin and the even more recent passing of Scott Boyer himself, it seemed like a good time to circle back to the last two Cowboy records for Capricorn, which, like our first two reissues, feature liner notes by Scott Schinder featuring great quotes from Tommy Talton and pictures from Tommy’s private archive. Talton and Scott Boyer just kept cranking out one great tune after another on their 1977 self-titled album, their last for Capricorn and the last made under their name until 2011. In the producer’s chair this time was Capricorn house engineer Sam Whiteside, while the band featured Arch Pearson on bass, Chip Condon on keyboards, and Chip Miller on drums. The band’s sound shifted to a more pop-savvy, country-rock sound, but Boyer and Talton's wry, thoughtful songwriting continued to ring true, and such numbers as "Takin' It All the Way," "Pat's Song," "Everybody Knows Your Name" and the Latin-tinged "Straight into Love" demonstrated that the new Cowboy lineup was adept at navigating the novel stylistic wrinkles. Shortly thereafter, the band folded, fittingly, at just about the same time the Capricorn label did, but Cowboy remains a worthy last hurrah. CD debut, remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision!

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    Monday
    Apr162018

    Cheap Trick The Epic Archive Vol. 2. CD

    • Blending Glam and Power Pop with a Visual Style All Their Own, Rockford, IL’s Cheap Trick Were and Still Are One of the Shining Lights in American Rock and Roll

    • Real Gone Music’s First Volume of the Band’s Rare Epic Recordings Was Hailed by Their Fans, So Now Comes Volume 2, Covering the Prime Years of 1980-1983

    • 16 Tracks Including a Bunch of CD Debuts

    • Begins with Three Tracks from the 1980 EP Found All the Parts

    • Includes Singles “Oh Boy,” “World’s Greatest Lover,” “Everything Works If You Let It,” and the b-side “Get Ready”

    • Rare Live Performances of “The House Is Rockin’ (with Domestic Problems)” and “Way of the World”

    • Demos of “Loser” and “If You Want My Love”

    • Alternate Mixes/Versions of “Saturday at Midnight” and “Dancing the Night Away”

    • Soundtrack Songs Including “Reach Out” and “I Must Be Dreamin’” from Heavy Metal and the title song from Spring Break

    • Ken Sharp’s Liner Notes Feature Track-by-Track Quotes and Quips from Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, and Tom Petersson

    • Rare Photos by Long-Time Band Photographer Robert Alford

    • Mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

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     Cheap Trick: The Epic Archive Vol. 2. CD

    Cheap Trick fans positively inhaled our first batch of rarities, so we’re back with 16 more
lost tracks from Rockford, Illinois’ finest!
Except this time, Ken Sharp’s notes feature
track-by-track commentary from Bun E.
Carlos, Tom Petersson, and Rick Nielsen...this
collection is a deep dive into the Cheap Trick
hive mind! So let’s jump in... first up are three
tracks taken from the 1980 EP Found All the
Parts, including a live version of The Beatles’
“Day Tripper” with an instrumental nod to The Yardbirds’ “Shapes
of Things.” Then comes the single “Oh Boy,” followed by the demo of “Loser,” which was recorded in 1980 but was written by Nielsen way back in 1976, all CD debuts. Two live tracks, “The House Is Rockin’ (with Domestic Problems)” and “Way of the World,” from a New Year’s Eve 1979 show at the L.A. Forum raise the temperature, then come the George Martin-produced single versions of “World’s Greatest Lover” and “Everything Works If You Let It.” Two tracks, “Reach Out” and “I Must Be Dreamin’,” from the Heavy Metal soundtrack and the title song from the Spring Break soundtrack cover the Cheap Trick silver screen legacy, while the demo version of the classic “If You Want My Love” premieres on CD. The “Super New Dance Re-Mix” of “Saturday at Midnight” and “Short Version” of “Dancing the Night Away” also appear on CD for the first time, as does the last track, the b-side “Get Ready.” Rare photos by long- time band photographer Robert Alford accompany; the set is mastered by the great Vic Anesini at Battery Studios. Cheap Trick fans, do not miss this!

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    Monday
    Apr162018

    The Quick Mondo Deco (Expanded Edition) CD

    The Quick Were L.A.’s Missing Link Between Glam and Punk Intricate Guitar Harmonies, Heavy Guitar Solos, Sophisticated/Sardonic Lyrics and Hooky Melodies Courtesy of Band Songwriter Steven Hufsteter Had Them Poised to Break Out Nationally

    Like The Runaways, They Were Brought to the Mercury Label by Kim Fowley

    But the Band’s Resistance to Fowley’s Demands for “More Boogie” Resulted in Fowley Dumping the Band, Thus Ensuring Their Debut Record Mondo Deco Got No Promotion

    The Band Continued, Attracting the Attention of Such Punk Pioneers as The Damned and John Lydon, but Band Infighting, Label Indifference, and Punk Puritanism Did Them In

    Mondo Deco Has Since Become a Cult Classic

    Engineered by Earle Mankey of Sparks, Who Was a Huge Influence Real Gone Music’s Expanded Edition Features the CD Debut ofMondo Deco and 10 Album Demos

    Also Includes an Unreleased Outtake of “Anybody”

    Liner Notes by The Quick’s Danny Benair (Later of The Salvation Army and The Three O’Clock) and Quick Fan Club President Lisa Fancher, Who Went On to Form Frontier Records

    Rare Photos from Archives of The Quick and Lisa Fancher Remastered by Bill Inglot

    The Quick Were the Right Band at the Wrong Time...Now Their Time Has Come

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    The Quick: Mondo Deco (Expanded Edition) CD

    The Quick were the crucial link between the
glam and punk eras in Los Angeles. Like The
Runaways, they were brought to the Mercury
label by local impresario Kim Fowley, but
The Quick proved much less pliant than their
distaff peers, resisting Fowley’s demands for
“more boogie” on their 1976 debut album
and instead pursuing a power pop sound
influenced by Sparks (ex-Sparks guitarist
Earle Mankey engineered). The Quick’s
intricate harmonies, heavy guitar solos,
sophisticated/sardonic lyrics and hooky
melodies (both courtesy of songwriter
Steven Hufsteter) deserved a much wider audience than they got;
but Fowley, enraged by the band’s defiance of his vision, pulled the plug on all promotional support and Mondo Deco sank without a trace commercially. But the band (and their rabid following) were undeterred; after ceremoniously setting their Mercury contract on fire in front of the label offices, there were soon opening for The Damned with such luminaries as Johnny Rotten attending their shows. But, alas, The Quick could not navigate the shift in trends, undercut by band infighting, record label indifference, and punk rock Puritanism. Now, over 40 years later, we at Real Gone Music are very proud to present, for the first time ever on CD, Mondo Deco in an expanded edition that features the original album remastered by Bill Inglot,
plus ten demos produced for the album, and an unreleased outtake. Quick fan club president (and future Frontier Records owner) Lisa Fancher writes the liner notes, while Quick drummer (and future Salvation Army/Three O’Clock member) Danny Benair contributes track-by-track commentary (with photos from Fancher and Benair’s private archives as well). As Fancher puts it in the notes, The Quick were the right band, it was just the wrong time. Now their time has come.

     

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    Friday
    Apr132018

    Roy Buchanan Live at Town Hall 1974 (2CD-Set)

    Roy Buchanan Is One of the Greatest Electric Guitarists of All Time 

    In different to Fame and Fortune, His Reputation Is Largest Among Fellow Musicians 

    His Ferocious Telecaster Tone and Incredible, Effects-Free Technique Continue to Inspire Awe Among Guitarists Professional and Casual 

    Roy Was Recruited by The Rolling Stones and John Lennon to Play with Them 

    Jeff Beck’s “‘Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” from Blow by Blow Was Dedicated to Him 

    While Buchanan Recorded Some Fine Studio Albums, His Live Album Live Stock Is Generally Considered His Best, as It Was in Performance That His True Genius Really Emerged 

    Like Most Live Albums, the Tracks on Live Stock Were Cherry-Picked from Several Shows, in This Case Two Sets at New York City’s Town Hall on November 27, 1974 

    Of the 21 Songs Roy Played That Night, Only Six Were Issued on the Album, and Another One, a Version of Neil Young’s “Down by the River,” Came Out on a Subsequent Compilation 

    Now, Real Gone Music Presents Live at Town Hall 1974, a 2-CD Set Featuring Both Town Hall Shows 

    14 Unreleased Tracks 

    The Performances Chosen for Live Stock Were the “Safe” Ones, and Only One Came from the Second Show 

    Roy Really Loosened Up in the Second
    Set, Resulting in Some Absolutely Blistering Performances 

    One of Roy’s Best Bands, Featuring Malcolm Lukens on Keyboards, John Harrison on Bass, Ronnie “Byrd” Foster on Drums, and Billy Price on Lead Vocals 

    Liner Notes by Buchanan Biographer Phil Carson, Who Was at Town Hall for These Performances 

    Photos from the Actual Gig by Charles R. Cohen 

    Mixed and Mastered by Tom Lewis at Studio 1093 in Athens, Georgia 

    Produced by Bill Levenson 

    A Major Addition to the Buchanan Discography and Further Affrmation of His Legendary Status

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    Roy Buchanan: Live at Town Hall 1974 (2CD-Set)

    Roy Buchanan is the guitarist’s guitar hero. Singularly uninterested in rock
stardom and the trappings of fame that
go with it, Buchanan never achieved
the popularity of his six-string peers;
yet his unfathomable technique and
ferocious Telecaster tone put him near
the top of any serious listing of the
greatest guitarists of all time. Stories
abound about the regard with which
other musicians held Roy (and the
indifference with which he greeted
their esteem); for example, legend has
it he turned down the Rolling Stones
for the job Mick Taylor got, and blew off playing with John
Lennon, while Jeff Beck dedicated “’Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” from Blow by Blow to him. These days, his ability to create the sounds he did without the use of any effects, often from his patented “pinch harmonic” method of playing, continue to astound players both casual and professional. Buchanan recorded a number of commendable studio albums, but on stage was where the magic happened; that’s why most listeners deem the 1974 Live Stock album to be his best. But the tracks
on that album, like most live records, were cherry-picked from several different shows, in this case both sets Roy played at New York City’s Town Hall on November 27, 1974. In fact, of the 21 songs Roy played that night, only six came out on Live Stock, and one other, a version of Neil Young’s “Down by the River,” came out on
a subsequent compilation.

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    Friday
    Apr132018

    Barry McGuire & The Doctor: Barry McGuire & The Doctor. CD

    Legendary Singer-Songwriter Barry McGuire First Tasted Stardom as a Member of The New Christy Minstrels Before Scoring a #1 Solo Hit in 1965 with “Eve of Destruction” 

    But by 1971, Barry Was Miles Away from His Chart-Topping Protest Song Days Mentally, Artistically, and Commercially 

    Fueled by Copious Quantities of Illicit Substances, He and Guitar Prodigy “Doctor” Eric Hord, Who Had Played Guitar for The Mamas and The Papas, Recorded Barry McGuire & the Doctor, by Far the Most “Out There” Album McGuire Ever Made 

    Produced by Lou Adler and Two of Barry’s Pals from The New Christy Minstrels, Nick Woods and Art Podell 

    Features Such Country-Rock Pioneers as Chris Hillman (Byrds), “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Brothers), Byron Berline (Dillard and Clark), and Bernie Leadon (The Eagles) 

    Also Features an Uncredited Herb Alpert on “South of the Border” 

    Country-Rockin’ Jams with a Side of Blues and Psychedelia 

    The Album Did Not Sell a Lick, but Has Since Become a Bona-Fide Cult Classic, Recently Cited in No Depression as “A Lost Treasure of the Era” 

    Tom Pickles’ Liner Notes Features Lengthy Quotes from McGuire and Album Producer Podell 

    Rare Photos Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

    McGuire’s Last “Secular” Album Before Re-Emerging as a Christian Artist 

    Worldwide CD Debut

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    Barry McGuire & The Doctor: Barry McGuire & The Doctor. CD

    Who hasn’t heard “Eve of
Destruction?” Certainly no one who
lived through the Sixties. It’s one
of the most iconic protest songs of
the era, sung by one of the most
instantly recognizable voices of a
generation...Barry McGuire. But
here’s an album that came a wee
bit later—1971, to be specific—
that’s unlike anything McGuire had
done before or has done since.
Produced by Lou Adler and two of
Barry’s former pals from the New
Christy Minstrels (Nick Woods
and Art Podell,) Barry McGuire and the Doctor was a freewheeling
collaboration with blues guitarist “Doctor” Eric Hord, so called because
of his wizardry on guitar. It was recorded at a dark time in Barry’s life when he was, in his words, “out of control.” There was a lot...a lot...
of white powder at the sessions, but in spite of that (and, perhaps, a
wee bit because of that) the album stands as Barry’s nest work in the opinions of blues/rock critics. Essentially a series of country blues jam sessions reminiscent of some of Fred Neil’s more outre work, the music
is a marriage of Hord’s artistry on blues guitar and McGuire’s storytelling charms. Hord had been lead guitarist for The Mamas and The Papas,
and his name carried weight among rock musicians in Los Angeles at the time; thus, the project attracted an all-star cast of country rock pioneers. Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke of The Byrds, “Sneaky” Pete Kleinow
of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Byron Berline of Dillard and Clark, and Bernie Leadon of The Eagles all played on the sessions. Even Herb Alpert (uncredited) added a haunting trumpet accent to one track, “South of the Border.”

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    James Horner Commando--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Vinyl LP

    Real Gone Music Follows Up Its Acclaimed Vinyl Release of the Soundtrack to
    Predator with the Soundtrack to Another Arnold Schwarzenegger Star-Making Vehicle, 1985’s Commando 

    Coming on the Heels of the First Terminator, Mark Lester’s Film Showed that Schwarzenegger Was Capable of Much More as an Actor Than Just Playing a Robot 

    Like Predator, Commando Bene ted from a Thrilling, Innovative Soundtrack 

    Composed by the Legendary James Horner, the Man Behind the Scores to Such Blockbusters as Avatar, Titanic, and Braveheart 

    Horner Used the South American Setting of the Film as Inspiration, Incorporating Pan Flute and Steel Drums in Particular into the Score’s Pulsating, Suspenseful Motifs 

    First-Ever Release on Vinyl 

    Includes Three Tracks That Did Not Appear in the Movie 

    Also Includes The Power Station’s “Someday, Somewhere, Someone’s Gotta Pay” 

    2-LP Set Inside a Gatefold Jacket Festooned with Production Stills 

    Bone with Black Face Paint Splatter Vinyl Limited Edition of 1500

    James Horner: Commando--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Bone with Black Face Paint Splatter Vinyl Edition) (2LP-SET) Limited to 1500 copies

    James Horner: Commando--Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Gunmetal Grey & Blood Splatter Vinyl Edition) (2LP-SET) (Webstore Exclusive) Limited to 200 copies

    Having released the Predator soundtrack to great acclaim, we at Real Gone Music now turn to another key film in the career of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Lester’s 1985 film Commando. Coming on the heels of the enormously successful first Terminator film, Commando showed that Schwarzenegger wasn’t just a (excuse the pun) robotic ex-bodybuilder on screen but a real actor capable of playing a multifaceted character, with a real gift for comedy. Commando also heralded Schwarzenegger’s arrival as the biggest action star in Hollywood, a mantle he would cement two years later with Predator. But the two films had more in common than just their leading man. They both benefited from innovative, propulsive soundtracks courtesy of, for Predator, Alan Silvestri, and, for Commando, the great James Horner, composer of scores for Avatar, Titanic, Braveheart, and too many blockbusters to name. For Commando, Horner brilliantly used the South American setting of the film as a jumping-off point, incorporating pan flute and, especially, steel drums into pulsating, suspenseful motifs. For the first-ever release of the Commando score on vinyl, we have taken the tracks that appeared on La-La Land’s extended CD version—complete with three bonus cuts of music that did not appear in the movie and The Power Station’s “Someday, Somehow, Someone’s Gotta Pay”—to create a double-LP set housed inside a gatefold jacket featuring production stills. Limited edition of 1500 in bone with black face paint splatter vinyl!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Tank Girl ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE UNITED ARTISTS FILM (Limited Aqua Blue Vinyl Edition) LP

  • The 1995 Film Tank Girl Is a Bona-Fide Cult Classic 

  • Set in a Dystopic, Resource-Starved Desert Setting, Featuring Great Action Sequences, and Starring the Inimitable Lori Petty in a Lead Role, Tank Girl Is a Feminist (and Funnier) Precursor to Mad Max: Fury Road 

  • But the Soundtrack to Tank Girl Is Even More of a Cult Classic Than the Film 

  • Compiled by Courtney Love 

  • A Who’s Who of ‘90s Female Indie Rock, Including Björk, Hole, L7, Belly, and Veruca Salt 

  • Features Tracks Exclusive to the Soundtrack, Including a Unique Version of Devo’s “Girl U Want,” “Mockingbird Girl” by The Magni cent Bastards (a Side Project of the Late Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots), and a Duet of “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love” Between Joan Jett and The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg 

  • Also Includes Songs by Bush, Stomp, and Ice-T 

  • Never Before on LP 

  • Real Gone Music’s Release Features a Gatefold Cover with the Movie’s Distinctive, Comic Book Graphics and Production Stills 

  • Aqua Blue Vinyl 

  • LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES

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    It’s a tough call which is the bigger cult classic, the Tank Girl movie or its accompanying soundtrack, but on balance, we’d have to go for the soundtrack. Yeah, the lm had a cast composed of some of the most colorful characters (Iggy Pop, Ann Magnuson) and character actors (Malcolm McDowell, Ice-T, and of course the almighty Lori Petty!) in show biz. And, its dystopic, resource-starved desert setting, intense action sequences, and lead female character mark it as a feminist (albeit funnier) precursor to Mad Max: Fury Road. But check out the soundtrack’s bona- des: assembled by Courtney Love herself, it features a Who’s Who of ‘90s female rock including Hole, Björk, L7, Veruca Salt, and Belly among others. Plus, it even has tracks that were exclusive to its release, like a unique version of Devo’s “Girl U Want,” “Mockingbird Girl” by The Magnificent Bastards (a side project of the late Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots), and a duet of “Let’s Do It, Let’s Fall in Love” between Joan Jett and The Replacements’ Paul Westerberg. There’s one more thing, though, that elevates this particular release from the mere cultish curio to gotta-have-it collectible: because it came out in 1995, the Tank Girl soundtrack NEVER came out on LP!  Yup...this marks the first-ever release of Tank Girl on vinyl, and if there ever was a score that needs to be on wax, this would be it. We’ve done it right, too, with a gatefold jacket featuring the trademark comic book art and stills from the lm, and an aqua blue vinyl pressing limited to 1000 copies!

     

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Something's Gotta Give Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Sea Foam Green Vinyl Edition). LP

    The Soundtrack to Nancy Meyers’ 2003 Film Starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson

    Something’s Gotta Give Was the Rare Film to Focus the Romantic Spotlight on a Couple in the Autumn of Their Years 

    Fittingly, the Accompanying Soundtrack Was a Dazzlingly Eclectic and Seductive Mixtape from an All-Star Array of International Artists 

    Features Tracks from Everybody from Astrud Gilberto to Eartha Kitt to Charles Trénet to The Flamingos 

    Culminates in a Rendition of “La Vie En Rose” by Jack Nicholson Himself 

    First-Ever Vinyl Release 

    Sea-Foam Green Vinyl to Match Diane Keaton’s Beach House in the Movie 

    Limited Edition of 1000 Copies

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    Something's Gotta Give Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Sea Foam Green Vinyl Edition). LP

    Nancy Meyers’ 2003 comedy continued her successful collaboration with Diane Keaton (e.g. Baby Boom) and was the rare Hollywood film to focus the romantic spotlight on a couple in the autumn of their years, the fifty-something Keaton and the sixty-something Jack Nicholson. Fittingly for a film whose male lead played a wealthy music mogul who only dated women under 30, the accompanying soundtrack was a dazzlingly eclectic and seductive mixtape from an all-star array of international artists, from Astrud Gilberto to Eartha Kitt to Charles Trénet The Flamingos...and culminated in a rendition of “La Vie En Rose” by none other than Jack Nicholson himself! Something’s Gotta Give never did come out on LP, and for its maiden vinyl release we at Real Gone Music wanted to conjure images of that to-die-for Hamptons beach house inhabited by Keaton’s character—so sea foam green vinyl it is, limited to 1000 copies! 

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return: Original Soundtrack (Music from the Netflix Original Series) (Limited Blue-Grey "Satellite of Love" Vinyl Edition)

    • Joel Hodgson’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 Aired for 10 Seasons and 197 Episodes on Its Way to Being Named One of the Top 100 TV Shows of All Time by Time and Entertainment Weekly
    • Its 2017 Reboot on Net ix Overjoyed the Show’s Long-Time Fans While Gaining Some New Converts (and Has Been Renewed for 2018) 

    • Now, Real Gone Music in Association with Shout! Factory Brings Songs, Incidental Music, and Instrumental Bumpers from the Show’s Triumphant Return Season in the Only Format That Makes Sense for a Show Like This: Vinyl! 

    • Regular Cast Members Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, and Rebecca Hanson Are Joined by Special Guest Stars Neil Patrick Harris and Mark Hamill 

    • Blue-Grey “Satellite of Love” Vinyl 

    • Gatefold Album Cover Featuring Photos and a Personal Message from Joel Hodgson 

    • Limited Edition of 1000 Copies

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      Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Return: Original Soundtrack (Music from the Netflix Original Series) (Limited Blue-Grey "Satellite of Love" Vinyl Edition). LP

    Stranded in space, a man and his robot sidekicks are forced by mad scientists to watch cheesy movies. How do they cope? With laughter—and song! Joel Hodgson’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 aired for 10 seasons and 197 episodes on its way to being named one of the top 100 best TV shows of all time by Time and Entertainment Weekly, and its 2017 reboot on Netflix overjoyed the show’s long-time fans while gaining some new converts (and has been renewed for 2018). Now, Real Gone Music in association with Shout! Factory brings songs, incidental music, and instrumental bumpers from the show’s triumphant return season in the only format that makes sense for a show like this: vinyl! Regular cast members Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, and Rebecca Hanson are joined by special guest stars Neil Patrick Harris and Mark Hamill in transcendent musical moments, all capped by Har Mar Superstar’s dynamic update of the main theme. This is essential listening for MSTies everywhere...and it’s coming in blue-grey “Satellite of Love” vinyl housed inside a gatefold album cover featuring photos and a personal message from Joel Hodgson. Limited to 1000 copies!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn & Zoot Sims: Blues and Haikus (Limited “Blues” & Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition) LP

    Just Like Its Predecessor, Poetry for the Beat Generation, Legendary Beatnik Writer Jack Kerouac’s Second Album, Blues and Haikus, Teamed Him with Producer Bob Thiele and Came Out on Thiele’s Douglas Label in 1959 

    But This Time Kerouac Insisted on Real Jazz Musicians Instead of All-Around Entertainer Steve Allen 

    What He Got Were Two Jazz Legends, Both Veterans of Woody Herman’s Band, Saxmen Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Who Provide E ective Counterpoint Commentary to Kerouac’s Readings 

    As Its Title Indicates, Blues and Haikus Reflects Kerouac’s Interest in Eastern Religion and Philosophy as Expressed in His Novel The Dharma Bums 

    Released in “Blues” and Yellow Starburst Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

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    Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn & Zoot Sims: Blues and Haikus (Limited “Blues” & Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition) LP 

    Legendary beatnik writer Jack Kerouac’s second album once again teamed him with producer Bob Thiele and came out on Thiele’s Douglas label in 1959 just like its predecessor, Poetry for the Beat Generation. But this time around, instead of Steve Allen’s dilettante-ish jazz piano jazz flourishes, Kerouac insisted on bona fide jazz musicians to accompany his stream-of-consciousness prose. And boy, did he get them—saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims made their bones in Woody Herman’s band and were big-time post-bop players, and here they provide effective counterpoint commentary to Kerouac’s readings. As for those who approach this release from a more literary angle, Blues and Haikus reflects Kerouac’s interest in Eastern religion and meditative practices as expressed in his novel The Dharma Bums as opposed to the more On the Road-like exultations of Poetry for the Beat Generation. But whatever your interest, boppish or bookish, Blues and Haikus is an essential document from one of our most iconic American authors, and, after listening to this album, one thing is for sure: no one is having a better time at this recording session than Kerouac himself! Our release of this cult classic record comes in “blues” and yellow starburst vinyl limited to 1000 copies!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Tiny Tim God Bless Tiny Tim (Limited Pink Vinyl Edition). LP

  • Tiny Tim a.k.a. Herbert Buckingham Khaury Was Far More Than a Mere Novelty Act 

  • Though Best Known for Getting Married to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show and for His Farcical Falsetto- and-Ukulele Hit “Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips with Me,” Tim Was Actually His Generation’s Leading Scholar of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley Music 

  • Tim Was Also Blessed with a Stupendous Vocal Range, from Baritone to his Trademark Falsetto, and Was Adept on Not Just Ukulele but Guitar, Mandolin, and Violin 

  • His Debut Album, 1968’s God Bless Tiny Tim, Displayed Both His Knowledge of Early 20th Century Pop Music and His Multi-Faceted Talent 

  • The Album Also Married Tim’s Unique Vision with Amazingly Lush Production by Richard Perry, Who Would Go On to Produce Everybody from Diana Ross to Rod Stewart 

  • God Bless Tiny Tim Featured an Amazing Array of Instruments Including Didgeridoo, Koto, Celeste, and Tympani, with Nary a Ukulele to Be Found on Many Tracks 

  • The Record Also Was Dusted with Some of the Period’s Psychedelic Touches, and Featured an Unexpected Cover of Sonny Bono’s “I Got You, Babe” 

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue in the U.S. 

  • 50th Anniversary Edition in Pink Vinyl

  • Limited Edition of 900

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    Tiny Tim: God Bless Tiny Tim (Limited Pink Vinyl Edition). LP 

    If you think, based on “Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips with Me” and his nationally televised marriage to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show, that Tiny Tim was a mere novelty act, think again. Behind that ukulele, pasty white make-up, falsetto, and prominent proboscis was a serious scholar of American music, perhaps the only performer of the ‘60s (and certainly the only performer of his age group) keeping the torch alive for songs from vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley. Tim (born Herbert Buckingham Khaury) also was blessed with a stupendous vocal range, from baritone to his trademark falsetto, and was adept on not just ukulele but guitar, mandolin, and violin. Even with all that talent, though, had Tiny Tim just made a straight ‘20s trad jazz/pop/folk album for his debut record, God Bless Tiny Tim would not be the stone-cold cult classic it is today. But the album married Tim’s innate eccentricity with stupendously lush production from Richard Perry, who was fresh from working on Captain Beefheart’s debut, Safe as Milk, and would go on to produce everybody from Diana Ross to Rod Stewart. With Perry’s production, and Artie Butler’s arrangements, God Bless Tiny Tim featured an incredible assortment of instruments, from didgeridoo to koto to celeste to tympani, with nary a ukulele to be found on many of the tracks. Furthermore, the album was sprinkled with some of the psychedelic fairy dust that was in the air at the time (1968), full of non sequiturs both verbal and musical (like the cover of Sonny Bono’s “I Got You Babe”). The result: an album that stands outside of time, defying categorization or description. Now, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Real Gone Music is releasing God Bless Tiny Tim on LP for the first time since its original issue in the U.S. in a pink vinyl edition limited to 900 copies. This record belongs in any serious—or not-so-serious!—record collection.

     

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Scientist & Prince Jammy Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! (Limited Yellow-Green "Lightsaber" Vinyl Edition) LP

     King Tubby Proteges Scientist and Prince Jammy Are One of the Most Celebrated Production Teams in the History of Dub Music

    Their 1982 Album Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! Was a Career High Point 

    Featured Compositions by Lee “Scratch” Perry Acolyte Linval Thompson 

    Backed by the Legendary Roots Radics Band 

    Comes with Original Artwork Paying Homage to Iconic Sci-Fi Films and Figures Like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Ming the Merciless 

    First-Ever U.S. Vinyl Reissue Yellow-Green “Lightsaber” Vinyl Limited to 700 Copies

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    Scientist & Prince Jammy: Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! (Limited Yellow-Green "Lightsaber" Vinyl Edition) LP

    Jedi dub riddims from King Tubby protégés Scientist and Prince Jammy, bringing their mastery of the studio Force to tracks written by Lee “Scratch” Perry acolyte Linval Thompson. And backed by the Roots Radics band, no less…this 1982 album is about as good as early ‘80s dub gets, and the artwork, which pays a gleeful tribute to all sorts of sci-fi tropes, from Star Wars to Star Trek to Ming the Merciless, is just a bonus. First-ever Stateside vinyl reissue, in yellow-green “lightsaber” vinyl limited to 700 copies!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Girlschool The Singles 1979-84 (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition). LP

    • As The Runaways Are to American Rock ’N’ Roll, Girlschool Is to UK Rock ’N’ Roll, the Most Famous All-Female British Hard Rock Band 

    • But Girlschool Is Still Rocking 40 Years Later, with Three (Kim McAuli e, Enid Williams, and Denise Dufort) of Its Four Original Members 

    • Girlschool First Emerged in the Late ‘70s as Part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement 

    • Closely Associated with Motörhead, With Whom They Shared the Hit Single “Please Don’t Touch” Found on This Compilation 

    • The Singles 1979-1984 Includes All the Classic Single Sides Girlschool Cut for City Records and the Legendary Bronze Label 

    • Features the Hits “Race with the Devil,” “Hit and Run,” “C’Mon Let’s Go,” and “Wildlife” 

    • Compiled, Produced, and Annotated by Mark “Captain Oi” Brennan 

    • Gatefold Packaging Showing Rare Picture Sleeves 

    • Orange Vinyl Release Limited to 700 Copies

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      Girlschool: The Singles 1979-84 (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition). LP

    If your knowledge of hard-rockin', all-female bands from the late '70s is limited to The Runaways, friend, it is time to broaden your horizons and cast your eyes across the pond to the British rock institution that is Girlschool. Closely associated with fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Motorhead (with whom they shared the hit single "Please Don't Touch" found here), Girlschool is still kickin' out the jams 40 years later with three (Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, and Denise Dufort) of the four original members of the band. And here, collected inside a gatefold package sporting original picture sleeves and great liner notes by compiler Mark "Captain Oi" Brennan, are all their classic early singles, including their first one, "Take It All Away," for the City Records label, followed by all those fantastic Bronze-label sides featuring hits like "Race with the Devil," "Hit and Run," "C'Mon Let's Go," and "Wildlife." We're putting this one out in orange vinyl limited to 700 copies, and you might want to buy two…you're liable to wear out your first copy!

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