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Feb242017

DAVID ALLAN COE: The Complete Hits (2-CD Set)

  • Author of Such Classic Songs as “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Would You Lay with Me (in a Field of Stone),” David Allan Coe Is One of the Great Singer-Songwriters in Country Music

  • He Is Also Perhaps Country Music’s Most Unregenerate Outlaw, Having Offended Folks Inside and Outside Nashville on a Regular Basis

  • Despite His Best Efforts at Career Sabotage, Coe Scored 31 Chart Hits...That’s How Strong This Material Is

  • The Complete Hits Includes All 31 Chartmakers, Featuring Such Songs as “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” “You Never Even Called Me by Name,” “The Ride,” “She Used to Love Me a Lot,” “Longhaired Redneck,” and His Hit with Willie Nelson, “I’ve Already Cheated on You”

  • Many of the Songs Were Produced by Legendary Countrypolitan Producer Billy Sherrill

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris

  • Remastered by Chris LeMonde

  • Added Photos

  • A Great Career Overview and the Most Comprehensive Coe Collection to Date 

    AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

    David Allan Coe:  The Complete Hits (2-CD Set)

    We’d be the first to admit that a David Allan Coe hits collection is something of a contradiction in terms. Despite having written some of the most hallowed songs in country music, tunes like “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Would You Lay with Me (in a Field of Stone),” nobody would ever confuse Coe with a popular country artist. The man is outlaw to his core, having offended just about everybody inside (and a lot of people outside) the country music business during the course of his riotous career. But because he is such a great songwriter and honky tonk singer, he did manage score 31 chart hits despite his best efforts at career sabotage (that some of these gripping performances didn’t score higher on the charts is testimony to just how far out of the country mainstream he was and is).

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    Friday
    Feb242017

    B.J. THOMAS: New Looks from an Old Lover—The Complete Columbia Singles CD

  • After a Series of Hits on the Scepter Label, and a Foray into Inspirational Music on the Myrrh Label, B.J. Thomas Recorded a Series of Singles for the Columbia Label During the ‘80s

  • Though This Phase of B.J.’s Career Met with Great Commercial Success, It Has Been Scarcely Documented on CD

  • New Looks from an Old Lover—The Complete Columbia Singles Includes All His Singles for the Columbia Label as Well as Single Sides He Cut for the Cleveland International and Priority Imprints

  • Features the #1 Hits “Whatever Happened to Old-Fashioned Love” and “New Looks from an Old Lover,” Plus the #3 Hit “Two Car Garage”

  • Also Contains the Top 20 Duet with Ray Charles, “Rock and Roll Shoes,” and the Hits “The Whole World’s in Love When You’re Lonely” and “The Girl Most Likely To”

  • Bonus Tracks Include His Early Versions of the Theme Song to Growing Pains, “As Long as We’ve Got Each Other,” and the Hit Track for Gary Morris and Bette Midler, “Wind Beneath
    My Wings”

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes from B.J.

  • Added Rare Photos

  • A Must for Any B.J. Thomas Fan and Lover of ‘80s Country 

    AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

    B.J. Thomas: New Looks from an Old Lover—The Complete Columbia Singles CD

    Having documented B.J.’s early sides with our 2-CD Set The Complete Scepter Singles, and followed his late ‘70s/early ‘80s foray into inspirational music with a pair of album twofers from the Myrrh label, it was only a matter of time till we at Real Gone Music tackled the next big phase in the career of this all-time great American singer, namely the classic country-pop sides he cut for Columbia in the ‘80s. This is a stage in B.J.’s career that has seen little attention in the CD era, which is strange because he was just killing it on the Country charts with #1 hits like “Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Love” and “New Looks from an Old Lover” and the #3 hit “Two Car Garage.” In fact, out of the 21 songs on this collection—which includes the A and B-side of every Columbia single plus sides from the Cleveland International and Priority labels —eight were chart hits, among them the Top 20 duet “Rock and Roll Shoes” with Ray Charles plus “The Whole World’s in Love When You’re Lonely” and “The Girl Most Likely To.”

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    Friday
    Feb242017

    ANGEL WITCH ANGEL WITCH (Limited “White Witch” Vinyl Edition)

  • The 1980 Self-Titled Debut Album from Angel Witch Is One of the First and Greatest Black Metal Albums

  • A Key Release in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement

  • Songwriter Kevin Heybourne Explores Occult Themes, with Abundant Sword and Sorcery Imagery and Tales of Damnation

  • Also Includes Hooky Melodies Like on the Title Tune

  • First Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • White Witch Vinyl Edition

  • Limited Run of 500 Copies 

     AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

    Angel Witch: Angel Witch (Limited “White Witch” Vinyl Edition). LP

    One of the first and greatest “black metal” albums, and one of the records that helped launch the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, the 1980 self-titled debut from Angel Witch still packs a wallop some 37 years later. Unlike, say, Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin, songwriter Kevin Heybourne’s lyrical imagery just doesn’t dabble in the occult, it lives (dies?) there, with abundant sword and sorcery themes and tales (e.g. “Angel of Death”) of damnation. Yet, as on the title track, the band is not above crafting some catchy hooks, though the raw production ensures that those hooks have barbs. Real Gone Music is proud to present this classic metal album in a limited edition (of 500 copies) sporting “white witch” vinyl. Buy or be eternally condemned!

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    Friday
    Feb242017

    X-Ray Spex: Germfree Adolescents Radioactive Green Vinyl Edition). LP

  • Germ Free Adolescents, the Only Album Release from X-Ray Spex, Is One of the Most Influential Punk Rock Albums Ever Made

  • Ranked as One of the Greatest Punk Rock Records by Everybody from Greil Marcus to Robert Christgau to Mojo to Spin

  • Features Penetrating Lyrics and Passionate Vocals from Frontwoman Poly Styrene

  • Also Features Lora Logicon Saxophone

  • Key Tracks Include “The Day the World Turned Dayglo” and “Germ Free Adolescents"

  • Includes Faithful Reproduction of Original Inner Lyric Sleeve

  • Radioactive Green Vinyl Pressing

  • Limited Edition of 500

    AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

     X-Ray Spex: Germfree Adolescents Radioactive Green Vinyl Edition). LP

    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 (radioactive green!) it demands. The one and only LP release from X Ray Spex and its irrepressible frontwoman 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. Limited edition of 500!

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    Friday
    Feb242017

    JACK KEROUAC & STEVE ALLEN: Poetry for the Beat Generation (Limited Black & White “Beatnik Smoke” Vinyl Edition). LP

  • Along with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac Was the Leading Light of the Beatnik Movement in Literature

  • Issued in 1959, Poetry for the Beat Generation Marked Kerouac’s Recording Debut

  • The Author’s Partnership with TV Personality and Musician Steve Allen Came About After Allen Rescued Kerouac from a Disastrous First Set at the Village Vanguard

  • The Duo’s Collaboration Was So Impressive that Legendary Engineer Bob Thiele Brought Them into the Studio to Record an Album for Dot Records

  • In True Kerouac Fashion, the Entire Album Was Cut in One Session with One Take for Each Track

  • Dot’s President Randy Wood Rejected the Master Due to Its Then-Daring Language and Subject Matter (but Not Before 100 Promo Copies Got Out)

  • Thiele Then Founded Hanover Records with Allen and Released the Record in 1959

  • One of the Most Momentous Spoken Word Records of All Time

  • Released on Black & White “Beatnik Smoke” Vinyl

  • Limited to 900 Copies 

    AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

    Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen: Poetry for the Beat Generation (Limited Black & White “Smoke” Swirl Vinyl Edition). LP

    The story behind this album, which marked Jack Kerouac’s debut as a recording artist, is almost as fascinating (but not quite) as the performances it contains. Kerouac had completely bombed in his first set during a 1957 engagement at the Village Vanguard when TV personality, comedian, and musician Steve Allen volunteered to accompany him on piano during the second. The results were so impressive that legendary engineer Bob Thiele then brought the duo into the studio to record an album for Dot Records. In true, stream-of-consciousness, Beat fashion, the entire album was cut in one session with one take for each track, Allen’s piano weaving in and out and occasionally commenting on Kerouac’s verbal riffs to great effect. However, when Poetry for the Beat Generation was ready for release in March 1958, Randy Wood, the president of Dot Records, was appalled by the then-daring language and subject matter and canceled the release…but not before 100 promo copies got out (and if you have one you’re set for life)!

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    Friday
    Feb242017

    ALLEN GINSBERG: Reads Kaddish—A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem (Limited Red Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Along with Jack Kerouac, Poet Allen Ginsberg Was the Leading Light of the Beatnik Movement in Literature

  • Inspired by Ray Charles, Caffeine, Dexedrine, and LSD, Kaddish Was One of His Greatest Works

  • A Highly Personal Meditation on Judais mand the Death of His Mother Naomi

  • Reads Kaddish—a 20th Center American Ecstatic Narrative Poem Is Taken from a November 1964 Performance at Brandeis University

  • The Only and Only Release in Atlantic Records’Spoken Word Verbum Imprint Launched by Label Head Jerry Wexler

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue of the Original 1966 LP

  • Features the Original Gatefold Packaging and an Added Inner Sleeve with Notes by Pat Thomas and Memorabilia Contributed by the Ginsberg Estate

  • Over an Hour Long Performance on a Single LP

  • Issued in Red Vinyl

  • Limited to 1700 Copies 

    AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

    Allen Ginsberg: Reads Kaddish—A 20th Century American Ecstatic Narrative Poem (Limited Red Vinyl Edition). LP

    Along with Howl, Kaddish stands as one of Allen Ginsberg’s most illustrious creations. Always a follower of popular trends in music, Ginsberg had spent parts of 1958 digging into Ray Charles’ “I Got A Woman” – occasionally doing so while on morphine and methamphetamine. One evening, in this drug-induced state while cranking some Ray, Ginsberg began discussing his mother Naomi with his pal Zev Putterman. Putterman in turn, began reciting the traditional Hebrew “Kaddish” prayer for mourning the dead. Soon after, fueled by Dexedrine, LSD, and caffeine, Allen penned the majority of Kaddish. In early 1959, Kaddish received its debut performance at a poetry reading at Columbia University – in which Allen shared the bill with his lover Peter Orlovsky and fellow beat poet Gregory Corso. Over time, the manuscript was tweaked and adjusted until publication in April 1961 by City Lights.

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    Friday
    Feb242017

    Question Mark and The Mysterians 96 Tears (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Hailing from Saginaw, Michigan, Question Mark and the Mysterians Were the Ultimate Garage Band

  • Lead Singer Rudy Martinez a.k.a. Question Mark Was and Still Is One of Rock’s Most Unique and Flamboyant Front Men

  • Their Debut Album Featured the Legendary Hit “96 Tears” and Went to #66 on the 1966 Charts

  • Real Gone Music and ABKCO Music Present This All-Time Classic Record in 45 RPM for Maximum Sonic Effect

  • Limited to 600 Copies in Orange Vinyl (Question Mark’s Favorite Color) 

    AVAILABLE April 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON

    Question Mark and The Mysterians: 96 Tears (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition) LP

    By exclusive arrangement with ABKCO Music, Real Gone Music is proud to present the garage band to end all garage bands, Question Mark and the Mysterians! Hailing from Saginaw, Michigan, this group of Mexican-American teenagers had all the bona-fides collectors of ‘60s cool cherish—the name, derived from a Japanese horror film; the sound, an insistent, three chord beat powered by that unmistakable Vox organ tone; and, of course, the sunglasses-shod Question Mark himself, who claims to have been born on Mars and lived among the dinosaurs in a past life. And their 1966 debut album hit the Top 100 on the Billboard charts thanks to its legendary title tune. We’re presenting this all-time classic record on orange vinyl (cuz after all, orange is Question Mark’s color) limited to 600 copies and mastered at 45 rpm for maximum sonic effect! 

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    Jackie Gleason Music for Lovers Only CD

  • Jackie Gleason Was Already a Television Comic Superstar from His Work in The Honeymooners When He Took His Career in an Unexpected Direction with the Release of His 1952 10” Album Music for Lovers Only

  • The Record Became a Huge Smash, Instantly Creating the “Mood Music” Genre of Easy Listening

  • Set the Still-Standing Record for Most Weeks in the Top Ten at 153

  • Music for Lovers Only Hit the Charts Again When It Was Released as a 12” LP in 1955

  • The Original 10” Included Only Eight Tracks, but Capitol’s First 12” Issue of the Album Added Eight More for a Total of 16

  • The Album Was Subsequently Reissued on LP in Stereo in 1958 with 12 Tracks

  • The Initial, Long Out of Print Release of Music for Lovers Only on CD Only Included the Eight Tracks from the Original 10”

  • This CD Release Features the Full-Length 16-Track Mono Album

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York

  • Complete, Original, Iconic Artwork

  • The Go-To Make-Out Record for a Generation 

    AVAILABLE March 10, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Jackie Gleason: Music for Lovers Only CD

    JACKIE GLEASON: Music for Lovers Only. CD

    Probably the most popular, iconic mood music album ever made, Jackie Gleason’s Music for Lovers Only set the stage for untold imitators to come with its evocative album artwork and lush, sweeping soundscapes. Released as a 10” LP in 1952, it set the record—which still stands!—for most weeks in the Top Ten Album charts at 153, and hit the charts yet again in 1955 when it was released as a 12” LP. But here is where the history of Music for Lovers Only becomes, like most romances, complicated. The original 10” included only eight tracks, but Capitol’s first 12” issue of the album added eight more for a total of 16; subsequently, however, the album was reissued on LP with 12 tracks, and the out-of-print sole CD release of Music for Lovers Only featured just the eight tracks from the original 10” release.

     

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    Tales from the Crypt Presents Demon Knight—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Opaque Green Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Was a 1995 Horror Film Starring William Sadler, Billy Zane, and Jada Pinkett Smith

  • While the Film Did Not Do Well at the Box Office and Was Critically Panned, the Soundtrack Ranks as One of the Best of Its Era and of Its Kind

  • Features an All-Star Line-Up of Metal and Thrash Bands Including Pantera, Megadeth, Melvins, Ministry, Biohazard, Machine Head, Sepultura, Rollins Band, and Filter

  • Also Features a Quintessential “Horrorcore” Rap Tune from Gravediggaz

  • Only the Pantera Song Was Issued Previous to the Soundtrack, and Most of the Tracks Are Otherwise Unavailable

  • The Filter Song “Hey Man Nice Shot” Was the Band’s First Release Ever, and Went On to Become a Hit

  • Previously Released on Vinyl Only in Europe

  • Limited Edition Opaque Green Vinyl Edition Limited to 1,100 Copies

  • The Soundtrack to the Apocalypse 

    AVAILABLE March 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Opaque Green Vinyl Edition) LP

    Wanna hear the soundtrack to Armageddon? This 1995 film starred William Sadler as the Demon Knight, who, along with his new recruit, Jada Pinkett Smith, is charged with fending off The Collector (Billy Zane) and his army of demons from acquiring an ancient relic that is the only thing preventing the complete destruction of the human race. While the flick did meh box office and was panned critically, the soundtrack was easily one of the best of its era and of its kind, an all-star line-up of thrash and heavy metal acts mostly doing otherwise unavailable material (only the track by Pantera appears to have been released prior to the movie). The Pantera, Megadeth, Melvins, and Biohazard entries are particulary good, and the one hip hop tune on the collection, Gravediggaz’ “1-800-Murder,” is an archetypal “horrorcore” rap song. But perhaps the best tune is “Hey Man Nice Shot” by Filter, an outfit that hadn’t released anything prior to this soundtrack. Since this movie came out in 1995, it only came out on LP in Europe; our Real Gone reissue brings it back on opaque green vinyl limited to 1,100 copies!

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    Clint Walker Inspiration (Expanded Edition) CD

  • The Multi-Talented Clint Walker Took a Break from His Starring Role in the TV Western Cheyenne to Record This 1959 Album

  • Quite Respectable Crosby-Like Crooning on Country Gospel Material

  • Backed by Arranger-Conductor Ralph Carmichael, Vocal Arranger Jimmy Joyce and Hollywood’s Top Session Men Including Organist Buddy Cole

  • Expanded Edition Adds the CD Debut of Clint’s Single-Only Rendition of “Silver Bells”

  • Notes Feature Quotes from Clint Himself

  • Added Photos 

    AVAILABLE March 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!Clint Walker: Inspiration (Expanded Edition). CD

    Much like his namesake Clint Eastwood (whose sole album is also a Real Gone release), Clint Walker was the star of a TV western (Cheyenne) who parlayed his TV stardom into a recording contract, and, like Clint, being a TV cowboy he went country on this 1959 Warner Bros. release. Or rather country gospel, for Clint’s Crosby-like croonings reveal a somewhat gentler soul than his steely-eyed counterpart. In fact, Clint is a heck of a singer, and the label surrounded him with top-notch talent, in this case arranger/conductor Ralph Carmichael, vocal arranger Jimmy Joyce and Hollywood's finest session men including organist Buddy Cole for what is an unexpectedly musically satisfying affair that has since become something of a cult classic. And for this Expanded Edition, we’ve added Clint’s single-only rendition of “Silver Bells!” Notes by Todd Everett featuring quotes from Clint plus photos round out the set.

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    Ann-Margret The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

  • Ann-Margret Was THE Early‘60s Bombshell

  • But Her Beauty Took a Back Seat to Her Singing, Dancing, and Acting Talent

  • Her High-Wattage Charisma Led RCA to Groom Her as the Female Elvis—and Landed Her a Role Opposite The King in Viva Las Vegas

  • The Definitive Collection Is the First Comprehensive Retrospective of Her Classic 1961-1966 RCA Recordings

  • Two CDs, 30 Tracks Taken from Nine Different Albums Plus Singles

  • Includes Chart Hits Like like “I Just Don’t Understand,” “It Do Me So Good,” and “What Am I Supposed to Do”

  • Also Features Two Duets with Elvis from Viva Las Vegas, “You’re the Boss” and “The Lady Loves Me,” That Col. Tom Parker Withheld from Commercial Release Because He Feared Ann-Margret Would Overshadow The King

  • ContainsFourTracksfromBeautyandtheBeard, Her Hit Collaboration with Trumpeter Al Hirt, Plus Soundtrack Recordings from Bye Bye Birdie, Every Night at Eight, Thunderball, The Swinger, and The Pleasure Seekers

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Includes Vintage Album Artwork

  • Viva Ann-Margret! 

    AVAILABLE March 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Ann-Margret: The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    She was the ultimate bombshell, a Swedish seductress with hair of flame, a fulsome figure, and a taste for Triumph motorcycles. But with Ann-Margret, her irresistible beauty took a back seat to her incandescent talent; this was no mere starlet, but a performer whose singing, dancing, and acting skills—all imbued with a devil-may-care charisma—caused record execs to groom her as the female Elvis Presley. Now, finally, here is a comprehensive collection that captures those magical early days of Ann-Margret’s career, a 2-CD set that includes 30 tracks carefully chosen from her 1961-1966 RCA recordings. Among the featured tracks: chart hits like “I Just Don’t Understand,” “It Do Me So Good,” and “What Am I Supposed to Do;” her famous duets with Elvis from Viva Las Vegas, “You’re the Boss” and “The Lady Loves Me” (which, as legend has it, Col. Tom Parker withheld from commercial release because he was afraid Ann-Margret would overshadow The King); four tracks from Beauty and the Beard, her charting album with trumpeter Al Hirt; soundtrack recordings from Bye Bye Birdie, Every Night at Eight, Thunderball, The Swinger, and The Pleasure Seekers; and much more. In fact, these 30 songs—which include single sides as well—hail from nine different albums, and liner note writer Joe Marchese walks you through each and every one of them on this sumptuous package, which includes vintage album artwork. An earful and an eye-ful…viva Ann-Margret!

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    Artful Dodger The Complete Columbia Recordings (2-CD Set)

  • Artful Dodger Is One of the Great, Lost, Ahead-of-Their-Time Power Pop Groups

  • Their Three Albums for the Columbia Label, 1975’s Artful Dodger, 1976’s Honor Among Thieves, and 1977’s Babes on Broadway, Are Considered Early Power Pop Classics

  • The Complete Columbia Recordings Includes All Three Albums Plus Single Versions of the Songs “Scream” and “Can’t Stop Pretending”

  • Earlier CD Versions of Artful Dodger and Honor Among Thieves Command Huge Sums Online, While Babes on Broadway Makes Its CD Debut on This Collection

  • Newly Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York

  • Liner Notes By Jeremy Cargill Feature Fresh Quotes from Band Members Steve Cooper and Steve Brigida

  • Includes Rare Photos from the Columbia Vaults

  • 2-CD Set, 31 Tracks 

    AVAILABLE March 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Artful Dodger: The Complete Columbia Recordings (2-CD Set)

    Artful Dodger was a band ahead of its time, casting hard-edged hooks into a mid-‘70s pond that wasn’t quite ready to bite on the genre that came to be known as power pop. Had they come along a few years later, things might have been quite different for this outfit hailing from Fairfax, VA, for their three albums for the Columbia label hold up to this day as shining examples of the style. Their first two records, 1975’s Artful Dodger and 1976’s Honor Among Thieves, combine Beatle-esque pop and driving rock in the finest Raspberries tradition (interestingly, Artful Dodger had a big following in Cleveland, the Raspberries’ home town); they feature refreshingly straightforward production from Jack Douglas (Aerosmith) and/or Eddie Leonetti and some really tremendous songwriting especially on tracks like “Wayside” and “Scream.” And 1977’s Babes on Broadway, while showing some signs of a group frustrated with its lack of commercial success, definitely has its moments, particularly on the song “Can’t Stop Pretending.”

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes The Fever—The Remastered Epic Recordings (2-CD Set)

  • Southside Johnny Is One of the Great White R&B Singers of All Time

  • Came Out of the Same Jersey Shore Scene as (and Played in Bands with) Bruce Springsteen & Miami Steve Van Zandt

  • The Fever—The Remastered Epic Recordings Presents the Crucial Early Sides That Made His Reputation

  • Includes the Albums I Don’t Want to Go Home, Jukes Live at the Bottom Line, This Time It’s for Real, and Hearts of Stone

  • Jukes Live at the Bottom Line Makes Its CD Debut

  • Also Includes the Single Version of “Havin’ a Party"

  • None of Southside Johnny’s Epic Material Has Been Digitally Remastered Since the Early Days of the CD Era

  • Remastered for This Collection by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York, This Material Sounds Light Years Better Than the CDs Currently in the Marketplace

  • All Albums Originally Produced by Miami Steve Van Zandt

  • Features the Springsteen Tunes “The Fever,” “Little Girl So Fine,” “Love on the Wrong Side of Town,” “When You Dance,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “Hearts of Stone”

  • Includes Performances by Ronnie Spector, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Five Satins

  • Also Features Backing by The Miami Horns

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris Are Drawn from an Interview with Southside Johnny

  • Package Also Includes Bruce Springsteen’s Original Notes for I Don’t Want to Go Home

  • 2 CDs, 40 Tracks 

    AVAILABLE March 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes: The Fever—The Remastered Epic Recordings (2-CD Set)

    Here at last is the anthology Jukes fans have been waiting for, the one that not only includes all four albums the group cut with Miami Steve Van Zandt (including the CD debut of the promo-only LP Jukes Live at the Bottom Line), but also finally, finally presents this seminal body of work in newly remastered form. Indeed, the Epic recordings of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the crucial early sides that made their reputation (and featured a ton of Springsteen/E Street Band spillover), have long suffered from indifferent sound and packaging, as all reissues have been taken from the same digital masters made at the dawn of the CD era. The Fever—The Remastered Epic Recordings changes all that—all four Epic albums including I Don’t Want to Go Home, Jukes Live at the Bottom Line, This Time It’s for Real, and Hearts of Stone (plus the single version of “Havin’ a Party”) appear here in brand-new, sparkling versions remastered from the original master tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York.

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    Friday
    Jan132017

    The Rascals The Complete Singles A’s & B’s (2-CD Set)

  • Consisting of Two Fantastic Singer- Songwriters in Eddie Brigati and Felix Cavaliere, an Underrated Guitarist and Songwriter in Gene Cornish, and the Inimitable Dino Danelli on Drums, The Rascals Were the Closest Thing America Had to The Beatles

  • Like the Fab Four, The Rascals Made Both Hit Singles and Albums That Worked as Artistic Statements, with Brilliant Production Help from Arif Mardin and Tom Down

  • The Group Scored a Total of 10 Charting Albums and 19 Charting Singles

  • However, a Comprehensive Rascals Singles Collection Has Never Been Compiled, Partly Because the Group Recorded for Both Atlantic and Columbia

  • Now, Just over 50 Years after They Hit the Top of the Charts with “Good Lovin’,” Real Gone Music Presents The Complete Singles A’s & B’s

  • Includes All 47 Single Sides the Group Recorded for the Atlantic and—for the First Time Ever on CD—Columbia Labels

  • Includes Such Classic Tracks as “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore,” “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’” (Also Here in Its Spanish and Italian Versions), “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “A Girl Like You,” “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Beautiful Morning,” “People Got to Be Free,” “See,” and More

  • Early Tracks Are in Their Original Mono Single Mixes, Later Tracks in Original Stereo Single Mixes (28 of the 47 Tracks Are Mono)

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Ed Osborne’s 4500-Word Essay Includes Exclusive Quotes from Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish

  • Includes Rare European Picture Sleeves and Photos

  • The Definitive, Career-Spanning Collection from the Greatest Blue-Eyed Soul Band of All Time 

    AVAILABLE March 3, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    The Rascals: The Complete Singles A’s & B’s (2-CD Set)

    With two fantastic singers and songwriters in Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, an underrated guitarist and songwriter in Gene Cornish, and the great Dino Danelli on drums (plus a pair of studio Svengalis in engineer Tom Dowd and arranger Arif Mardin to rival George Martin), The Rascals were the closest answer America had to The Beatles during the ’60s. The resemblance wasn’t limited to the composition of their line-up and the profusion of hit releases, either; like the Fab Four, The Rascals were able to author chart-topping singles while simultaneously crafting albums that held together as artistic statements. Witness the fact that The Rascals’ albums have seen numerous reissues by multiple labels; their singles, on the other hand, have eluded a comprehensive collection, in large part because the band had two phases to their career, one with the Atlantic label, the other on Columbia.

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    Friday
    Dec092016

    Soft Machine Live at the Paradiso (Limited “Soft” Purple Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Soft Machine Was One of the First and Greatest Prog-Rock Bands

  • This “Authorized Bootleg” Captures Them Live in March 1969 Performing Material That Was to Come Out on Soft Machine: Volume Two Six Months Later

  • Playing Through 100-Watt Marshall Stacks, the Trio of Drummer/Vocalist Robert Wyatt, Organist Mike Ratledge, and Bassist Hugh Hopper Launch a Sonic Jazz-Rock Assault Every Bit as Abrasive as Miles Davis’ Early-‘70s Electric Bands

  • Termed “Vindaloo for the Ears” by Hugh Hopper in His Liner Notes for the Inner Sleeve

  • First-Ever Vinyl Release of This Legendary Concert

  • “Soft” Purple Vinyl Edition Limited to 1,000 Copies

  • Catnip for Adventurous Listeners

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    Soft Machine: Live at the Paradiso (Limited “Soft” Purple Vinyl Edition) LP

    Soft Machine was one of the first prog-rock bands, but if your vision of prog-rock consists of musicians wreathed in pot smoke airily singing of fairies and wizards, it will be summarily dispelled by this fantastic “authorized bootleg,” which captures the band in March 1969 at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, playing material that was to be released six months later on Soft Machine: Volume Two. The trio of Robert Wyatt on drums and vocals, Mike Ratledge on organ and Hugh Hopper on bass launch what can only be called a high-decibel, jazz-rock sonic assault; “Like vindaloo for the ears” is how Hopper puts it on the accompanying notes on the inner sleeve, adding, “I do remember playing incredibly loud, Mike on fuzz organ and me on fuzz bass, both through hundred-watt Marshall stacks.” Some of the frenzied instrumental passages might recall Miles Davis’ Agharta-era band, but remember, this is a trio making all this racket (in 1969, no less); Soft Machine at this point in time were on a journey all their own. This is the first-ever vinyl release of this notorious concert, and it comes on “soft” purple vinyl limited to 1,000 copies. Anybody interested in just how far out rock got in the late ‘60s will want to give this repeated listens.

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    Alice Babs & Duke Ellington Serenade to Sweden. CD

  • Duke Ellington Is Widely Recognized as the Greatest Composer Jazz Has Produced

  • Alice Babs Had a Nation wide Hit in Her Home Country of Sweden at Age 15, and Went On to Appear in 14 Swedish Films from 1938 to 1959

  • Together, These Two Icons Made an Album in 1963, Serenade to Sweden, That Ranks as the Rarest Record in the Ellington Catalog

  • Never Reissued in Any Form

  • Features Cool Jazz Arrangements by Ellington, Some Boasting French Horns, and Some World- Class Scatting by Babs

  • Liner Notes by Scott Yanow

  • Remastered by Aaron Kannowski

  • Essential for Ellington Fans and Long Sought After 

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    Alice Babs & Duke Ellington: Serenade to Sweden. CD

    Real Gone Music is proud to present what is probably the rarest album in the voluminous Duke Ellington discography, his 1963 date with Swedish singer Alice Babs, Serenade to Sweden. That year, Ellington was hired by the Reprise label as an A&R man, free to sign any artist he wanted and to record them. His first choice was Babs, who, in Ellington’s words, was “the most unique artist I know…She sings opera, she sings lieder, she sings what we call jazz and blues, she sings like an instrument, she even yodels, and she can read any and all of it!” For her part, Babs (born Hildur Alice Nilson) had a hit in Sweden when was only 15 (“Swing It Teacher”), and was an iconic figure in her homeland, appearing in 14 Swedish films from 1938 to 1959.

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    Jim Kweskin Relax Your Mind CD

  • Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band Were Pivotal Players in the Early-‘60s Folk Revival

  • 1965’s Relax Your Mind Borrowed the Jug Band’s Harp Player Mel Lyman and Washtub Bass Player Fritz Richmond for Kweskin’s First Solo Release

  • The Repertoire Rivals the Breadth of the Jug Band’s Releases, Including Traditional Folk Standards, Blues, Gospel, African Music, and More

  • Features Studio Sessions and Live Tracks Cut at Cambridge’s Club 47

  • New Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger Include Exclusive Quotes from Kweskin

  • Also Includes Lyman’s Stream-of-Conscousness Original Liner Notes

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • First Domestic Release at Retail for This Classic Mid-60s Folk Album 

    The first 25 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLETS from Jim Kweskin. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

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    Jim Kweskin: Relax Your Mind. CD

    After a couple of albums on Vanguard Records established Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band as a major force in the folk scene, their leader had something different in mind for his first LP without the group. Billed to Jim Kweskin, 1965’s Relax Your Mind gave him the opportunity to, as he puts it in Richie Unterberger’s liner notes, record “music that was a little more meaningful to me personally.” With accompaniment by the Jug Band members Fritz Richmond on washtub bass and Mel Lyman on harmonica, Kweskin delivered a set just as diverse as his records with the full Jug Band, encompassing traditional folk standards, blues, gospel, African music, and more. Mel Lyman’s original, stream-of-consciousness liner notes (also included here) describe an uproarious, impromptu jam session in the Vanguard studios from which much of this record was taken; the rest comes from a live date recorded at Cambridge’s Club 47 a year or two earlier. Remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and copious Kweskin quotes in the notes present this fine folk album—which sees its first domestic release to retail—in its best light.

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    Dec092016

    Larry Coryell Coryell CD

    Larry Coryell Is One of the Greatest—and Most Underappreciated—Guitarists of All Time 

    His Second Solo Album, 1969’s Coryell, Has Never Come Out on CD

    Features an All-Star Cast of Ron Carter, Bernard Purdie, Albert Stinson, Chuck Rainey, and Jim Pepper

    A Blend of Improvisation (e.g. “The Jam with Albert”) and Arranged Material

    Coryell’s Playing Puts Him Right Up There with Jimi Hendrix and John McLaughlin Among Late-‘60s Jazz-Inflected Guitar Heroes

    Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Include Exclusive Quotes from Larry Coryell

    Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
     
    The first 50 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLETS from Larry Coryell. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

     Larry Coryell: Coryell CD

    Larry Coryell is one of the greatest guitarists ever to walk the face of the earth, but he remains somewhat underappreciated—witness the fact that this, his second solo album, has never been released on CD until this Real Gone reissue! 1969’s Coryell offers an intriguing blend of improvised and arranged pieces, with an all-star cast that includes Ron Carter, Bernard Purdie, Albert Stinson (“The Jam with Albert” is perhaps the highlight of the entire album), Chuck Rainey, and Free Spirits bandmate Jim Pepper. Jimi Hendrix is definitely an influence on this jazz-rock gem, but Coryell takes his axe in directions only known to him; at this time, only John McLaughlin (with whom Coryell would shortly cut the one-off Spaces) could rival him in the fusion field. Bill Kopp’s notes include copious quotes from Larry Coryell himself; Mike Milchner’s remastering lets this overlooked album shine.

     

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    Various Artists The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition) CD

  • The 1997 cult film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Featured an All-Star Team from the Worlds of Basketball, Hollywood...and Soul!

  • Accompanying Such Stars on Screen as Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Stockard Channing, Jonathan Winters, Flip Wilson, Harry Shearer, and More Was an Amazing Soundtrack Produced by Thom Bell (Spinners, Stylistics, Delfonics)

  • Features Such Soul Superstars as The Four Tops, The Spinners, Bell and James, Phyllis Hyman, The Delfonics’ William “Poogie” Hart, and The Sylvers

  • Also Includes Country Legend Loretta Lynn, Ragtime Icon Eubie Blake, and Band Leader Extraordinaire Doc Severinsen

  • Remastered from Original Lorimar Records Tapes by Sean Brennan at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Bonus Tracks Include a Pair of 12” Mixes of Bell & James’ Infectious Title Track, Plus the Lush “Pisces Theme"

  • Detailed Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Quotes from Thom Bell

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Records release

  • Nothing but Net for a Worldwide CD Debut! 

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    Various Artists: The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Expanded Edition) CD

    Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are tipping off 2017 with a slam dunk release! The 1979 cult favorite film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh featured an all-star team from the worlds of basketball and Hollywood - Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Meadowlark Lemon, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry Tarkanian, Stockard Channing, Jonathan Winters, Flip Wilson, Debbie Allen, Harry Shearer, and more – for its fantastical tale of a struggling Pittsburgh basketball team that beats the odds with a little help from the heavens. The movie’s soundtrack was equally illustrious. Pop-soul maestro Thom Bell, renowned for his work with The Spinners, The Stylistics, The Delfonics, and Johnny Mathis, wrote, produced, arranged, and conducted his very first motion picture score, and the result was a soul symphony incorporating funk, disco, and jazz rhythms, and of course, Bell’s trademark luscious balladry. An A-team of R&B’s finest artists was enlisted to perform Bell’s all-new songs, including The Four Tops, The Spinners, Bell and James, Phyllis Hyman, The Delfonics’ William “Poogie” Hart, and The Sylvers, plus country superstar Loretta Lynn, ragtime legend Eubie Blake, and the one and only Doc Severinsen.

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    Dec092016

    Lesley Gore Love Me by Name (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Having Filled a Major Gap in the Late, Great Lesley Gore’s Discography with Its Release of Her Motown Album Someplace Else Now, Real Gone Music Now Turns Its Attention to the Other Major Missing Piece of Her Catalog, 1976’s Love Me by Name

  • Recorded for A&M Records

  • The Album Sessions Reunited Lesley with Producer Quincy Jones

  • Featured Such Session Musicians as Herbie Hancock, Toots Thielemans, Harvey Mason, Jim Keltner, Dave Grusin, and the Partridge Family

  • Album’s Tracks Were Written by Gore and Songwriting Partner Ellen Weston

  • The Title Track Was Covered by Dusty Springfield, Patti Austin, and Jennifer Holiday Among Others

  • The Album Offered Disco and Funk Touches, Particularly on “Sometimes,” Which Paired Lesley with the Brothers Johnson

  • Expanded Edition Includes Rare Single Versions of “Immortality” and “Give It to Me Sweet Thing”

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Annotated by Joe Marchese

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

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    Lesley Gore: Love Me by Name (Expanded Edition). CD

    Having filled a major gap in the late, great Lesley Gore’s discography with its release of her Motown album Someplace Else Now, Real Gone Music now turns its attention to the other major missing piece of her catalog, the 1976 album she recorded for A&M Records. Love Me by Name not only reunited Lesley with producer Quincy Jones from her hit-making ‘60s days, but brought her into together with a truly staggering array of talent, including Herbie Hancock, Toots Thielemans, Harvey Mason, Jim Keltner, Dave Grusin and just about every other studio superstar you could name, even the Partridge Family! Love Me by Name features compositions written by Gore and her songwriting partner Ellen Weston, most notably the title track, which was later covered by Dusty Springfield, Patti Austin, and Jennifer Holiday among others.

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