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Jun162017

Rosemary Clooney I Feel a Song Coming On CD

  • Rosemary Clooney Was One of the Greatest Female Vocalists of All Time, Equally Adept at Pop and Jazz Material 

  • But During the ‘50s, Her Record Label, Columbia, and Her Producer, Mitch Miller, Forced Her to Sing Novelty Material That Was Not Worthy of Her Talent 

  • These 24 Unreleased Radio Performances from the ‘50s Feature Rosemary in Her Element, Interpreting Classics from the Great American Songbook in Both Big Band and Small Group Settings 

  • Taken from The Bing Crosby Show for General Electric, The Ford Road Show, and The Rosemary Clooney Show Courtesy of the Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney Estates 

  • Tape Sources Ensure Excellent, Studio-Quality Fidelity 

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

  • Annotated by Clooney Expert Tom Pickles 

  • Rare Photos 

  • A Must for Clooney Fans

    AVAILABLE AUGUST 11, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Rosemary Clooney: I Feel a Song Coming On CD

    Hey, Rosemary Clooney fans—what say you to 24 completely unreleased radio performances from the ‘50s?! Courtesy of the Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby estates, these songs hail from The Bing Crosby Show for General Electric, The Ford Road Show, and The Rosemary Clooney Show, and have never been released in any format, not even on that humongous box set of radio transcriptions issued by Mosaic a few years ago. Rosie was in her element singing on the radio; freed from Mitch Miller’s iron hand (and seemingly inexhaustible supply of novelty songs) at Columbia, she was able to tackle material that was a more suitable match for her effortless, floating voice. This collection of rarities includes selections pre-recorded for radio broadcast on tape for outstanding studio quality and features Rosie in both small group and big band settings. Liner notes by Clooney expert Tom Pickles, rare photos and warm remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision designed to capture every lilting note make this a keeper for Clooney aficionados.

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    Friday
    Jun162017

    Jo Stafford It Had to Be You CD

  • Jo Stafford Was One of the Greatest and Most Popular Female Vocalists of the Pre-Rock and Roll Era and Beyond 

  • Perfect Diction, Immaculate Phrasing, and a Tone as Clear as a Bell Were Jo’s Calling Cards During a Five-Decade Career 

  • It Had to Be You—Lost Radio Recordings Presents a Treasure Trove of 24 1950-1951 Performances from The Carnation Contented Hour 

  • Completely Unreleased Recordings Featuring Jo Interpreting Songs, Like “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” and “I’ve Got the World on a String,” That Were Big Hits for Other Artists 

  • These Tracks Come from Tape Sources, Not Transcription Discs, and Therefore Are Studio Quality 

  • Provided to Real Gone Music by the Tony Martin Estate Via Michael Feinstein 

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

  • Annotated by Joe Marchese 

  • Rare Photos 

  • A Major Addition to the Jo Stafford Discography

    AVAILABLE AUGUST 11, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Possessing a tone as clear as a bell, perfect diction and phrasing, and no shortage of personality, Jo Stafford was one of the greatest and best- selling female singers of the pre-rock and roll era and beyond; whether it’s her early sides with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and The Pied Pipers or her classic solo recordings for the Capitol and Columbia labels with arranger/conductor husband Paul Weston, there is no mistaking the sound of that magnificent voice. Now, we at Real Gone Music have a very special treat for fans of this superb, yet to some degree overlooked, vocalist: a treasure trove of 24 radio performances taken from The Carnation Contented Hour, which Jo co- hosted on the Columbia Broadcasting System. These previously unreleased 1950-1951 recordings come to us from the Tony Martin estate courtesy of Michael Feinstein and with the blessing of Jo’s son Tim Weston, and are taken from original master tapes, not transcription discs; remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, these are studio quality sessions and thus a major, major find in the Jo Stafford discography.

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    Jun162017

    Samson Shock Tactics (Limited Crimson Loincloth Vinyl Edition). LP

  • Samson Was One of the Most Talented and Theatrical Bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement 

  • Led by Guitarist/Vocalist Paul Samson and Featured Vocalist “Bruce Bruce” a.k.a. Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden 

  • Also Featured the Masked Drummer Thunderstick, Who Appeared on Stage Inside a Metal Cage 

  • But Poor Management, Legal Problems, Label Bankruptcy, and Bad Timing (Dickinson Joined Iron Maiden Right When Samson Caught Their Big Break) Doomed Them 

  • Despite Being Recorded in the Midst of Major Turmoil, Their Third Album, Shock Tactics, Was Their Best 

  • Produced by AC/DC Producer Tony Platt 

  • Real Gone Music’s Reissue Includes the Original Album Insert 

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue 

  • Pressed in “Crimson Loincloth” Vinyl 

  • LIMITED TO 700 COPIES!

    AVAILABLE AUGUST 4, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Samson: Shock Tactics (Limited Crimson Loincloth Vinyl Edition). LP

    Of all the bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, Samson takes the woulda/coulda/shoulda been big stars prize. The band’s talent and theatricality were undeniable; guitarist and singer Paul Samson had replaced Bernie Tormé (of Gillan fame) in the band Scrapyard before founding Samson, which soon enlisted the lead vocal talents of a certain “Bruce Bruce” a.k.a. Bruce Dickinson, soon to be of Iron Maiden. Throw in bassist Chris Aylmer and drummer Thunderstick, who performed inside a metal cage wearing a gimp-style mask, and this was an outfit seemingly destined for big things. But, constant promotional gaffes (e.g. booking them on tour with an ill-matched Robin Trower) led the band to terminate their contract with management, who promptly brought an injunction keeping them off the road.

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    Friday
    Jun162017

    Jaguar Power Games (Limited Brown & Green "Camo" Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Jaguar Was the Hardest ’n’ Fastest Band in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement 

  • Their Frenetic, Frenzied Sound Was a Harbinger of the Speed and Thrash Metal to Come 

  • 1982’s Power Games, Theyr Debut Release, Is a Lost NWOBHM Classic 

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue 

  • Brown and Green “Camo” Vinyl 

  • LIMITED TO 700 COPIES

    AVAILABLE August 4, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Jaguar: Power Games (Limited green & Brown “Camo” Vinyl Edition). LP

    This lost 1982 NWOBHM classic foretold the emergence of speed and thrash metal with high RPM work-outs like “Coldheart,” “No Lies,” and “Dutch Connection.” Was it a coincidence that Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All came out the following year? Maybe, but one could easily suspect that Power Games was on the Metallica turntable. Jaguar along with Bronze label-mates Raven were definitely the most balls-out outfit in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene, and this record, aside from one mid-tempo track (“Rawdeal”) is pure pedal-to-the-metal metal. Our first-ever vinyl reissue comes in green and brown “camo” vinyl limited to 700 copies!

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    Jun162017

    X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents (Limited Test Tube Clear with Blue Splatter Vinyl Version) LP

    • The One and Only LP Release from X-Ray Spex and Its Irrepressible Frontwoman Poly Styrene, Germfree Adolescents Is One of the Signature Albums of the Early (1978) British Punk Movement

    • Deemed by Everybody from Greil Marcus to Robert Christgau to Spin to Mojo as One of the Greatest Punk Albums Ever Made

    • Real Gone’s Vinyl Reissue Reproduces the Inner Lyric Sheet Offering Poly’s Brilliant Observations About the Plastic, Corporate Nature of Modern Society

    • Test Tube Clear with Blue Splatter Vinyl

    • LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES! 

      AVAILABLE AUGUST 4, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    •  X-Ray Spex: Germfree Adolescents (Limited Test Tube Clear with Blue Splatter Vinyl Version). 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 mix (test tube clear with blue splatter!) 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 1000!

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    Friday
    Jun092017

    The Matrix Music from the Motion Picture (2LP-Set)

  • Released in 1999 at the Height of Y2K Anxiety, The Matrix Ranks as One of the Greatest Science Fiction Films of All Time

  • A Trend-Setting Blend of Japanese Animé, Hong Kong Martial Arts Films, Cyperpunk Sci-Fi, and Hacker Hero Worship

  • Its Paranoid View of a Grim Future Marked by Blanket Surveillance and Pathological Interconnectedness Looks More Prophetic by the Day

  • The Soundtrack to The Matrix Was Similarly Forward-Looking, Eschewing the Obligatory Blues- Based Heavy Metal Guitar Rock for the Breakbeat and Electronic Sounds Making Inroads into Popular Music at the Time

  • A Neck Snapping Blend of Electronica, Hip Hop, and Stoner Metal Perfectly in Tune with the Film’s Cinematographic “Bullet Time” Innovations

  • Never Before Released on Vinyl

  • Features Such Artists as Marilyn Manson, Deftones, Ministry, Rage Against the Machine, Prodigy, and Rammstein

  • Real Gone Music’s 2-LP Set Comes in a Newly Designed Gatefold Package Featuring Production Stills from the Film 

    AVAILABLE August 4, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Red and Blue Pill Vinyl Version). (2LP-Set) Limited to 1,500 copies

    The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture (Limited LED Green with Black Marble Vinyl Edition). (2LP-Set) (Webstore Exclusive) Limited to 300 copies

    Every decade or so a science fiction film comes along that captures the Zeitgeist and simultaneously casts a searchlight into the murk of what’s to come. Such a film was The Matrix. Released in 1999 to a public already grappling with huge technological change and subject to Y2K hysteria whipped up by the media, The Matrix wove such au courant tropes as Japanese animé, Hong Kong martial arts films, cyperpunk sci-fi, and hacker hero worship into a tale of druggy paranoia whose vision of a grim future marked with universal surveillance and pathological interconnectedness actually looks less paranoid by the day. And its soundtrack was similarly forward-looking. Instead of offering the blues-based, heavy metal rock that might have populated the score had the movie been made a decade before, The Matrix tapped into the new, breakbeat electronic sounds making inroads into popular music. The result was a propulsive audio ride perfectly mated to the film’s cinematographic “bullet time” innovations, a doom-laden, neck-snapping blend of stoner metal, hip hop and electronica. Now, Real Gone Music is proud (in fact, we’re pinching ourselves…is this some machine-made illusion?) to present, for the first time EVER on vinyl, the original soundtrack to The Matrix in a limited (what else?) “red and blue pill” vinyl edition. The 2-LP set comes in a newly-designed gatefold package featuring stills from the original film production …like Morpheus says, this is your last chance!

     

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    Friday
    Jun092017

    Rain Parade Emergency 3rd Rail Power Trip/Explosions in the Glass Palace (Remastered Edition) CD

    • Rain Parade’s 1983 album Emergency Third Rail Power Trip and 1984 EP Explosions in the Glass Palace Rank as Two of the Greatest Releases to Emerge from
      Los Angeles’ “Paisley Underground” Scene

    • A Blend of Byrds, Pink Floyd, Love, and Other ‘60s Influences, Rain Parade’s Sound Remained True to Its Roots While Managing to Transcend Them

    • Delicate but Dark, These Records Capture the Magic and the Mystery of the Psychedelic Experience

    • Single CD Twofer Includes “Look Both Ways,” a Track That Was Left Off the U.S. Release

    • Liner Notes by Pat Thomas Include Exclusive Quotes from Rain Parade Founding Members Matt Piucci and Steven Roback (Brother to Fellow Rain Parade Founding Member David Roback, Now of Mazzy Star)

    • Real Gone Music's Reissue Features Brand-New Remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision Approved by Matt Piucci and Steven Roback...the First Remastering of This Material Since It Came Out on CD in the Early ‘90s 

    AVAILABLE AUGUST 4, 2017 PRE-ORDER COMING NOW!

    Rain Parade: Emergency 3rd Rail Power Trip/Explosions in the Glass Palace (Remastered Edition). CD

    Of all the albums that emerged from L.A.’s “Paisley Underground” scene, Rain Parade’s Emergency 3rd Rail Power Trip (1983)—and its follow-up EP, Explosions in the Glass Palace (1984)—were probably the most transparent in their influences and probably the most successful in transcending them. Here was the jangle-rock of the Byrds married with the soft, downbeat vocal harmonies of early Pink Floyd, infused with a Love-like delicacy—yet the dark lyrical themes and droning twin guitar melodies made listening to Rain Parade like being on an acid trip teetering on the knife edge between pure nirvana and colossal bummer. Which, for true fans of psychedelia, was an awfully sweet spot to be. We at Real Gone Music are thrilled to be putting these two classic records back into print, both of them complete on a single CD and including “Look Both Ways,” the track that was left off the original U.S. release, with liner notes by Paisley Underground historian Pat Thomas featuring quotes from Rain Parade founding members, guitarist Matt Piucci and bassist Steven Roback. And even more important, our new single CD edition of this twofer features a brand new remastering by Mike Milchner of SonicVision approved by both Matt Piucci and Steven Roback…the first remastering since the album was originally released on CD back in the ‘90s!

     

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    Thursday
    May112017

    TRUE ROMANCE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Pillow Feather White & Blood Red Splatter Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    True Romance Is One of the Great Action Flicks of the ‘90s and a Stone- Cold Cult Classic

    Though Directed by Tony Scott, the Film Bore All the Earmarks of Its Writer, Quentin Tarantino, from Its Grisly Violence to Its B-Movie Homages to Its Gleeful Amorality

    Tarantino’s Influence Carried Over to the Soundtrack, Which Careened from Rockabilly to Grunge to Honky- Tonk to Romantic Machismo

    Features Such Artists as Charlie Sexton, Chris Isaak, Soundgarden, Shelby Lynne, and Robert Palmer

    Composer Hans Zimmer Also Paid Homage to Another Violent Road Movie, Badlands, with His Carl Orff- Inspired Contribution

    Though the Soundtrack Is a Perennial Favorite on CD, and Seems Tailor- Made for Vinyl Release, It Has Never Appeared on LP Outside of a South Korean Release of Dubious Origin

    For Its First Legitimate Release on Vinyl, Real Gone Music Presents The True Romance Soundtrack Inside a Gatefold Album Jacket Featuring Commissioned, Custom Artwork by Rafał Wechterowicz.

    This Artwork Is Exclusive to This Album’s Initial Manufacturing Run and Will Never Be Reprinted

    Real Gone Music’s Release Comes in Pillow Feather White with Blood Red Splatter Vinyl

    Limited to 2000 Copies 

    AVAILABLE JULY 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

       True Romance: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  (Limited Pillow Feather White & Blood Red Splatter Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    Though it was directed by Tony Scott, the 1993 film True Romance displayed all the signature themes and images of its writer, Quentin Tarantino, from its grisly violence to its B-movie homages to its gleeful amorality. And the same could be said of the soundtrack; alongside composer Hans Zimmer’s riff on Carl Orff (which itself was an homage to another violent road movie, Badlands), True Romance offered a playlist that smacked of Tarantino in its embrace of rockabilly (Charlie Sexton, Chris Isaak), grunge (Soundgarden), honky-tonk (Shelby Lynne), and romantic machismo (Robert Palmer’s take on [Love Is] The Tender Trap).Vinyl would seem a natural for such a “warped” soundtrack; yet, outside of a very limited South Korean edition of dubious origin, the soundtrack to True Romance has never made it to LP. So how does a reissue label rectify this grievous oversight? With a bang! Real Gone Music and Wargod are proud to announce the first-ever legitimate release of the True Romance soundtrack on vinyl, housed inside a gatefold album jacket featuring commissioned, custom artwork by Rafał Wechterowicz. This artwork is exclusive to this album’s initial manufacturing run and will never be reprinted. What’s more, our release of True Romance comes in pillow feather white with blood red splatter vinyl limited to 2000 copies! Consider this our own homage to one of the greatest cult classic films of all time…don’t miss out on this limited edition.

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    Thursday
    May112017

    TIM BUCKLEY Sefronia & Look at the Fool LPs

  • Of all the Great ‘60s& ‘70s Singer-Songwriters, Tim Buckley May Have Been the Most Talented

  • As a Singer, Buckley Was Unmatched, with Amazing Vocal and Emotional Range

  • As a Songwriter, Buckley Was Never Satisfied with the Status Quo, Going from Fragile Folk-Rock to Avant-Garde Jazz to Blue-Eyed Soul in the Course of His Short Eight-Year Career

  • Buckley’s Legend Has Continued to Grow, as Fans Constantly Discover New Facets of His Career

  • The Last Two Albums He Recorded During His Lifetime, Sefronia and Look at the Fool, Are Among His Most Controversial

  • Both Albums Mark a Stylistic Turn to R&B Out of Keeping with His Previous Releases

  • But Buckley Reveals Himself to Be Quite the Blue-Eyed Soul Singer on These Two Records, Which Deserved a Wider Audience Than They Got

  • Real Gone’s Vinyl Reissue of These Two Albums Features a Brand-New Remastering by Bill Inglot from the Original Master Tapes, a Significant Sonic Upgrade from What Has Been Available Previously

  • First Viny lIssue Since the Late ‘80s

  • Each Record Comes in Two Versions

  • An Audiophile 180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition Limited to 400 Copies

  • A Colored Vinyl Edition (Salmon Pink for Sefronia, Crimson for Look at the Fool) Limited to 300 Copies

  • Two Records Over due for Reappraisal 

    AVAILABLE JULY 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Tim Buckley: Sefronia (Limited Salmon Pink Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    Tim Buckley: Sefronia (Limited 180-Gram Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    1. Dolphins
    1. Quicksand
    2. Honey Man
    2. I Know I'd Recognize Your Face
    3. Because of You
    3. Stone in Love
    4. Peanut Man
    4. Sefronia--After Asklepiades, After Kafka
    5. Martha
    5. Sefronia--The King's Chain
    6. Sally Go 'Round the Roses

    Tim Buckley: Look at the Fool (Limited Crimson Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    Tim Buckley: Look at the Fool (Limited 180-Gram Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    1. Ain't It Peculiar
    1. Look at the Fool
    2. Bring It On Up
    2. Who Could Deny You
    3. Helpless
    3. Mexicali Voodoo
    4. Down in the Street
    4. Freeway Blues
    5. Tijuana Moon
    5. Wanda Lou

    The list of ‘60s and ‘70s singer-songwriters is long and full of legends; but perhaps the most talented of that very talented bunch was Tim Buckley. Certainly when it came to singing Buckley was at the very top; his range was unmatched, capable of covering several octaves and acres of emotion in one breath, from sweet, tenor tenderness to hoarse, cracking anguish. And his songwriting showed a similar wide range; in the course of eight short years Buckley went from baroque, psychedelic folk rock to jazzy, even avant-garde ravings to blue-eyed soul. This extreme eclecticism, of course, worked against Buckley commercially; by the time his fans caught up to his latest stylistic change he was off on another. But it’s also one of the reasons why his reputation has steadily grown in the years since his untimely death in 1975; countless listeners only familiar with his early Elektra albums have found themselves floored by his later output.

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    May112017

    Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club (Limited Blue & Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    • Tom Tom Club Was Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads

    • Their 1982 Self-Titled Debut Was Made in Barbados After the Intense Album Sessions for Remain in Light

    • Features Adrian Below and Steven Stanley from the Remain in Light Band

    • Though It Was Made as Something of a Lark, Tom Tom Club’s Mix of Downtown Alternative and Hip Hop Aesthetics Became Enormously Influential

    • Includes the Hit Singles “Wordy Rappinghood” and “Genius of Love”

    • Blue and Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition Limited to 700 Copies 

    • AVAILABLE JULY 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

      Tom Tom Club: Tom Tom Club (Limited Blue & Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition) (LP)

      The Talking Heads spawned a number of worthy side projects and spinoffs—David Byrne & Brian Eno’s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Jerry Harrison’s The Red and the Black—but none were as funky, danceable, and flat-out fun as Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth’s Tom Tom Club. Conceived as something of a larkish break from the grandly realized intellectual and artistic pretensions of the Heads’ Remain in Light record, the duo’s self-titled 1981 debut was recorded in Barbados with Weymouth’s sisters and Adrian Belew and Steven Stanley from the Remain in Light band, and not only spawned a couple of hit singles in “Genius of Love” and “Wordy Rappinghood” but also became, in its own way, enormously influential. This was the sound of downtown New York talking, listening, and rapping to the burgeoning hip hop movement, a hybrid heard in a whole host of acts in the ‘80s and ‘90s, from Madonna to Mariah Carey to the Beastie Boys and beyond. Weymouth and Frantz went on to record several more albums under the Tom Tom Club moniker, but this remains the classic; Real Gone Music is proud to offer Tom Tom Club in a blue and yellow starburst vinyl edition limited to 700 copies. Fun, natural fun!

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    Thursday
    May112017

    EDDY ARNOLD When It’s Round-Up Time in Heaven—The Great Gospel Recordings CD

  • Eddy Arnold Was the Best-Selling Country Artist of the ‘40s, the #2 Best-Selling Country Artist of the ‘50s, and the #5 Best-Selling Country Artist of the ‘60s

  • But Aside from the Hits, Eddy Was Also a Best-Selling Gospel Artist

  • His First Non-45 Release Was a Box of Three Seven-Inches Called Eddy Arnold’s Sacred Songs, and He Recorded a Number of Religious-Themed Records for RCA

  • When It’s Round-Up Time in Heaven—The Great Gospel Recordings Takes Its 20 Tracks from Two of Eddy’s Best Inspirational Albums: 1954’s When It’s Round-Up Time in Heaven and 1963’s Faithfully Yours

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York 

    AVAILABLE JULY 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

    Eddy Arnold: When It’s Round-Up Time in Heaven—The Great Gospel Recordings CD

    Eddy Arnold is no stranger to our Real Gone roster; we’ve put out his hits (Complete Original #1 Hits), his only session with Lee Hazlewood and his last session with Chet Atkins (Each Road I Take—The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions) and his holiday sides (The Complete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings). But there remains one aspect of his remarkable career that we have yet to address: his inspirational recordings. And it’s an important one; his first non-45 release was a box (Eddy Arnold’s Sacred Songs) containing three seven inches of spirituals, and he recorded a number of religious-themed records for RCA. We’ve snagged two of the best for this 20-track compilation: 1954’s When It’s Round-Up Time in Heaven and 1963’s Faithfully Yours. These two beautifully-recorded albums have been remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York, and come with notes by Joe Marchese examining the role religion played in Eddy’s life and in his art. Sure to uplift your soul!

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    Thursday
    May112017

    LAURA NYRO A Little Magic, A Little Kindness—The Complete Mono Albums Collection (2-CD Set)

    • Laura Nyro Was One of the Great Singer-Songwriters of Her Generation

    • She Penned Such Classic as “Stoney End,” “And When I Die,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Eli’s Comin’,” “Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Sweet Blindness,” and “Blowin’ Away,” All of Which Came from the Two Albums That Make Up This Two-CD Collection

    • A Little Magic, A Little Kindness—The Complete Mono Albums Collection Brings the Extremely Rare Mono Versions of Nyro's First Two Classic Albums to CD for the First Time

    • More Than a New Discovery Came Out Initially on Verve Folkways, and Was Later Re-Sequenced and Re-Titled as The First Songs by Columbia

    • More Than a New Discovery Appears Here in the Hard-to-Find Sequence and Mix from the Very First Edition of the Album

    • The Mono Mix of Her Second Album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, Is Very Rare and Preferred by Many Nyro Devotees

    • Bonus Tracks Include the Bones Howe-Produced“Pop” Version of “Save the Country,” and CD Debuts of the Verve Censored Single Version of “Stoney End” and the Single Mix of “Eli’s Coming’”

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

    • Rare Photos from the Columbia Label Archives

    • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

    • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

      AVAILABLE JULY 7, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

      Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness—The Complete Mono Albums Collection (2-CD Set)

      Can you surry?  Can you picnic?  Laura Nyro, to use her own fanciful word, surried onto the scene 50 years ago with the release of her debut album More Than a New Discovery.  Its title was certainly apt. Throughout the course of her life, Nyro wrote and introduced some of the most beloved popular songs of all time with her singular fusion of pop, jazz, R&B, soul, Broadway, and folk sounds.  Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to celebrate the golden anniversary of Laura Nyro’s debut with a landmark 2-CD collection.  A Little Magic, A Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection features, for the very first time on CD, both of Nyro’s original mono albums newly-remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony’s Battery Studios from the original master tapes.  More Than a New Discovery, originally released on Verve Folkways in 1967, premiered the songs that Barbra Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears, and The 5th Dimension would all take up the charts, including “Stoney End,” “And When I Die,” “Blowin’ Away,” and perhaps the most famous song Nyro ever wrote, “Wedding Bell Blues.”  This special edition restores the original album sequence and mono mix from the very first version of the album.  In 1968, Nyro moved to Columbia Records for her most acclaimed album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.  Its songs were once again adopted by other artists such as Three Dog Night, Frankie Valli, and of course, The 5th Dimension.  Featuring “Eli’s Comin’,” “Emmie,” “Sweet Blindness,” and the era-defining “Stoned Soul Picnic,” this ultra-rare album – thought by many Nyro connoisseurs to be superior to the familiar stereo version – also makes its maiden appearance on CD.  A handful of bonus tracks round out this special package, including the Bones Howe-produced “pop” version of “Save the Country,” and the CD debuts of the Verve “censored” single version of “Stoney End” and the single mix of “Eli’s Comin’.”  The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese provides new liner notes; the crystal-clear remastering is by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York.  A Little Magic, A Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection pays tribute to one of pop’s most enduring iconoclasts.  It’s a soul picnic you won’t want to miss.

      Disc : 1
      1. Goodbye Joe
      2. Billy's Blues
      3. And When I Die
      4. Stoney End
      5. Lazy Susan
      6. Hands off the Man (Flim Flam Man)
      7. Wedding Bell Blues
      8. Buy and Sell
      9. He's a Runner
      10. Blowin' Away
      11. I Never Meant to Hurt You
      12. California Shoeshine Boys
      13. Stoney End 
      Disc : 2
      1. Luckie
      2. Lu
      3. Sweet Blindness
      4. Poverty Train
      5. Lonely Woman
      6. Eli's Coming
      7. Timer
      8. Stoned Soul Picnic
      9. Emmie
      10. Woman's Blues
      11. Once It Was Alright (Farmer Joe)
      12. December's Boudoir
      13. The Confession
      14. Eli's Coming
      15. Save the Country

    Thursday
    May112017

    THE COMPLETE LOMA SINGLES Vol. 1 (2-CD Set)

  • Though It Had Few Hits and Only Released About 100 Singles and a Half-Dozen Albums in the Four Years (1964-1968) of Its Existence, the Loma Records Label Has Become One of the Most Collectible Imprints Among ‘60s R&B and Soul Fans

  • Now, Real Gone Music Is Embarking on a Four-Volume Project to Release ALL of the Label’s Singles

  • Artists Appearing on This First Volume Include The Olympics, The Apollas, Ike & Tina Turner, Smiley Lewis, Little Jerry Williams (a.k.a. Swamp Dogg), Billy Storm, and More

  • Producers/Arrangers Include James Brown, Jerry Ragavoy, and Gene Page

  • Features The Olympics’ Original Version of “Good Lovin’,” Which The Young Rascals Made Famous

  • Over Half of the 50 Tracks on This Two-CD Set Have Never Appeared on CD

  • Co-Produced and Annotated by Alec Palao

  • Includes Rare Photos

  • All But One Single Is Taken from Original Tape Sources

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Big, Big News for ‘60s Soul and R&B Collectors 

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    THE COMPLETE LOMA SINGLES: Vol. 1 (2-CD Set)

    It didn’t have any hits to speak of. Its roster of artists was obscure to say the least. And it only released about 100 singles and a half dozen albums in the four short years (1964-1968) of its existence. But in the five decades that have passed since Loma Records existed as a little-known imprint of Warner Brothers Records, it has become a highly-coveted label—maybe the most coveted label—among ‘60s soul and R&B collectors. Why has Loma has become such a hot property? Well, it has not been well anthologized in the digital age—witness the fact that over half of the tracks on this 50-song set have never appeared on CD, and nothing piques collector interest like scarcity. But there is a deeper story here. While Loma was started by WB chief Mike Maitland as a purely commercial venture designed to accommodate the flood of recordings being made by artists and producers off roster, label head Bob Krasnow—veteran of such hallowed indie labels as Del-Fi, Autumn, and King—recognized that Warner’s holdings were severely lacking in soul and R&B, and brought a certain focus to Loma’s “throw it at the wall and see if it sticks” approach. Which, given the times, was not a bad approach at all. The post-Beatles rising tide of pop music really did lift all boats, prompting an incredible outburst of creativity in the recording industry across all genres. That’s why, alongside the hitless wonders on these 50 tracks, you will find legends like Gene Page, Jerry Ragavoy, and James Brown producing and arranging. And why you will also find some legendary artists, like Ike & Tina Turner, Little Jerry Williams (a.k.a Swamp Dogg), and Smiley Lewis, as well as artists like The Olympics (whose complete output for Loma appears here, including the original version of “Good Lovin’”) and The Apollas that are treasured by ‘60s soul collectors. This is the first of four 2-CD collections containing the complete singles output for Loma that we have planned here at Real Gone, and we have brought ‘60s rock and soul guru Alec Palao on board to write the liner notes and co-produce. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, all but one single of this material comes from original tape sources, and we have rounded up some rare photos to complete the package. Big, big news for collectors, with more to come!

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    May112017

    KEELY SMITH Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New (Expanded Edition) CD

  • In the Early ‘60s, Las Vegas Superstar and Former Louis Prima Foil Keely Smith Struck Out on Her Own, Launching Her Own Keely Records Imprint in Concert with Friend and Mentor Frank Sinatra’s
    Reprise Label

  • Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New Was Her First Record for Reprise, a Concept Album Jointly Supervised by Keely and Sinatra Himself, Who Assembled the Same Creative Team from Their Capitol Years

  • The Entire Package Was Fashioned as Two Distinct Records, from the Song Choices to the Album Artwork Itself, Which Featured Two Different Front Covers

  • Side One, “Little Girl Blue,” Offered Such Lovelorn Fare as “Willow Weep for Me,” While Side Two, “Little Girl New,” Was All Upbeat, Characterized by Its Closing Tune, “Blue Skies”

  • Arranged and Conducted by the Legendary Nelson Riddle

  • First-Ever Reissue

  • Expanded Edition Includes the Non-LP Sides from Her First Reprise Single, “When You Cry” b/w “Going Through the Motions” Mixed to Stereo for the First Time Ever

  • New Liner Notes

  • Rare Photos

  • Remastered from Original Tape Sources by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • The Second (Following The Intimate Keely Smith) in Real Gone Music’s Keely Smith Reprise Reissue Campaign 

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    Keely Smith: Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New (Expanded Edition) CD

    You can’t get any more popular in American entertainment than Keely Smith was in the early ‘60s. Having blown the doors out in Las Vegas, winning a Grammy, having hit after hit and lighting up television screens playing straight “man” to husband Louis Prima, she’d navigated the tricky waters of a professional and personal divorce, striking out on her own and starting her own record label, Keely Records, in partnership with close friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, under the auspices of his Reprise label. A groundbreaking businesswoman, as well as recording artist, Keely recorded 5 classic albums for Reprise. Because she’d seen enough show business shenanigans to last a lifetime, a generation before it became standard practice to do so, she retained the rights to her masters. Those albums have NEVER come out legitimately on CD anywhere in the world. Now, Real Gone Music, in concert with Keely & her family, is very proud to announce that the label is going to answer the pleas of pop fans worldwide and release ALL of Keely’s Reprise albums on CD for the first time in deluxe packages featuring bonus tracks, rare photos, and new liner notes. Little Girl Blue, Little Girl New was Keely’s first release for her new label Reprise, and she celebrated her newfound freedom in grand style by putting out a concept album jointly supervised by Keely with Frank Sinatra. Reassembling the topnotch, high flying creative team of their Capitol years, the entire package was fashioned as two distinct records, from the song choices to the album artwork itself.

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    DUSTY SPRINGFIELD The Complete Philadelphia Sessions – A Brand New Me (Expanded Edition) CD

    • Dusty Springfield’s Late ‘60s/Early ‘70s Period at Atlantic Records Ranks as One of the Most Fertile Periods for Any R&B Singer of the Era

    • Having Issued Collections of Her Lost 1971 Jeff Barry-Produced Sessions (Faithful) and Her Entire 1970-1971 U.K. Sessions (Come for a Dream), Real Gone Music Now Turns Its Focus to Her Brand New Me Album

    • The Complete Philadelphia Sessions—A Brand New Me (Expanded Edition) Brings Together for the First Time Ever All of the Historic Recordings Made by Dusty at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia with Gamble-Huff Productions for Atlantic Records

    • The 17 Tracks Include the Complete Brand New Me Album in Its Original Sequence

    • Also Includes the Single “I Wanna Be a Free Girl,” Outtakes Not Released Until the ‘90s on Various Compilations, and an Unreleased Track, “Sweet Charlie”

    • All Tracks Are Newly Remixed by from the Original Multi-Track Masters by Ted Carfrae

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

    • Rare Photos from Dusty’s Own Private Collection

    • Put This Together with Real Gone’s Other Dusty Collections for the Full Picture of Her Post-Dusty in Memphis Output on Atlantic 

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      Dusty Springfield:The Complete Philadelphia Sessions – A Brand New Me (Expanded Edition) CD

    Having issued collections of her lost 1971 Jeff Barry-produced sessions (Faithful) and her entire 1970-1971 U.K. sessions (Come for a Dream), we have made chronicling the hallowed early ‘70s period of Dusty Springfield’s career something of a mission here at Real Gone Music. And we have saved what just might be the best for last—this collection brings together, for the first time ever, all of the historic recordings made by Dusty at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia with Gamble-Huff Productions for Atlantic Records. The 17 selections cover the ten 1969 recordings issued on Springfield's 1970 album A Brand New Me— including the hit title songplus 7 additional tracks from 1970 including the single "I Wanna Be a Free Girl," outtakes not issued until the 1990s on various compilations, and a previously unreleased track, “Sweet Charlie .” Additionally, because former iterations of this material have not been sonically quite up to snuff, each track is newly-remixed from the original multi-track masters by Ted Carfrae! Liner notes by Joe Marchese and rare images from Dusty’s own collection complete this invaluable look at the seductive Ms. Springfield’s foray into the Philly Soul sound. Put this together with our other Real Gone Dusty retrospectives and you have the full picture of Dusty’s recordings from 1969-1971 that immediately followed her Dusty In Memphis pinnacle!

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    Apr132017

    SHIRLEY WALKER & JOHN CARPENTER Escape from L.A.—Music from the Motion Picture Score (Limited Test Tube Clear with Plutoxin Virus Green Splatter Vinyl Edition) (2-LP Set)

  • John Carpenter Is One of the Most Accomplished Film Directors Alive, a Master of Horror and Science Fiction with Such Works as Halloween and Starman to His Credit

  • He Is Also an Innovative Film Score Composer Whose Use of Synthesizers to Create Suspense and Dread in His Films Has Influenced Countless Musicians Within the Film World and Without

  • The Score Carpenter and Shirley Walker Composed for Escape from L.A.—the 1996 sequel to Escape from New York—Features the Creeping Tension So Loved by Carpenter Fans with a Little Rock and Roll Edge

  • First-Ever Vinyl Release

  • Includes a Whole Album’s Worth of Additional Material Not Presented on Original CD Release

  • Double-LP Set Comes Inside a Newly Designed Gatefold Jacket Featuring Production Stills

  • Limited Edition of 1500 in Test Tube Clear with Plutoxin Virus Green Splatter Vinyl

  • Another Cult Soundtrack from Real Gone Music 

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    Limited Test Tube Clear with Plutoxin Virus Green Splatter Vinyl Edition Limited to 1500 $34.98 Plus S/H

    Limited Milk White and Black Eyepatch Vinyl Edition (Webstore Exclusive) Limited to 200 $41.98 Plus S/H

    Bundle of BOTH VERSIONS $69.98 Plus S/H

    Shirley Walker & John Carpenter: Escape from L.A.—Music from the Motion Picture Score  (2-LP Set)

    John Carpenter wasn’t just a sci-fi and horror master, one of the best and most innovative directors of his generation—he was also a highly accomplished soundtrack composer whose pioneering use of synthesizers to create suspense and dread in his film scores influenced musicians both within the film world and without. And the score he composed—along with Shirley Walker—for his 1996 dystopic sequel Escape from L.A. offered the creeping, atmospheric tension that Carpenter fans crave; although, as this film was set in L.A. and featured plenty of dark humor, Carpenter and Walker threw in a bit of rock ‘n’ roll as well. The original soundtrack release included a mere 16 tracks and came out on CD exclusively; now, Real Gone Music not only has added another 16 tracks to the release, but is also bringing it to vinyl for the very first time! And not just any vinyl; do you remember how in the film Snake Plisskin is infected with the plutoxin virus that will prove fatal within ten hours unless he retrieves the “Sword of Damocles” super weapon and receives the antidote? Well, our limited edition (of 1500) double-LP is being pressed on test tube clear with plutoxin virus green splatter vinyl…just make sure you don’t let the vinyl scratch your skin! Brand new gatefold artwork featuring stills from the film production completes the package.

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    Apr132017

    RY COODER: Paris, Texas—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Blue Vinyl Edition) (LP)

  • Ry Cooder’s Soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ 1984 Film Paris Texas Is One of the Most Acclaimed and Beloved Works of His Sparkling Career

  • Not Country, Not Bluegrass, Not Ambient, but Somewhere in Between, His Score Mirrors the Existential Journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as He Wanders Through the Empty Texas Prairie

  • Features Multi-Instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson in Addition to Cooder

  • Profoundly Sad but Leavened with Whimsy, Cooder’s Score Captures That Ineffable High, Lonesome Sound Better Than Any Recording in Recent Memory

  • Reissued in Translucent Blue Vinyl

  • Limited Edition of 900

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    Ry Cooder: Paris, Texas—Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Blue Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    Seldom has any artist captured that ineffable “high, lonesome sound” quite as beautifully as Ry Cooder did on his landmark soundtrack to Wim Wenders’ film Paris, Texas. Not quite blues, not quite bluegrass, not quite ambient, Cooder’s haunting, evocative score mirrors the existential journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis Henderson as he wanders through the empty Texas prairie landscape in pursuit of his irretrievable past. With the able help of multi-instrumentalists David Lindley and Jim Dickinson, Cooder crafts a soundscape (much of it based on Blind Willie Johnson’s “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”) that is profoundly sad yet leavened with bits of humor and whimsy. Real Gone Music is proud to present this classic soundtrack in a translucent blue vinyl edition limited to 900 copies.

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    Apr132017

    MERRY CLAYTON Gimme Shelter (Limited Opaque White Vinyl Edition) (LP)

  • Merry Clayton Is One of the Greatest Backup Vocalists of All Time

  • Starred in the Academy Award-Winning Documentary 20 Feet from Stardom

  • Sang for Everybody from Bobby Darin to Ray Charles to
    Joe Cocker to Linda Ronstadt to Neil Young to Lynyrd Skynyrd (on “Sweet Home Alabama”).

  • Her Stunning Duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” Led to a Contract with Lou Adler’s Ode Records

  • Her 1970 Debut Solo Album for Ode Featured Her Hit Solo Recording of “Gimme Shelter” Plus Passionate, Powerful Renditions of Such Songs as James Cleveland’s “Here Come Those Heartaches Again,” The Doors’ “Tell All the People,” James Taylor’s “Country Road,” and Paul Simon’s “Bridge over Troubled Water”

  • Produced by Lou Adler, Arranged by Gene Page, and Featuring Billy Preston on Keyboards

  • Real Gone Music’s First-Ever Vinyl Reissue of This Classic Soul Record Comes in Opaque White Vinyl

  • Limited Edition of 900 

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    Merry Clayton: Gimme Shelter (Limited Opaque White Vinyl Edition) (LP)

    As the Academy Award-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom made abundantly clear, Merry Clayton is one of the greatest and most distinguished female backup singers in rock and soul history, having sung with everybody from Bobby Darin to Ray Charles to Joe Cocker to Linda Ronstadt to Neil Young to Lynyrd Skynyrd (on “Sweet Home Alabama”). But her most famous vocal turn, of course, was her 1969 duet (“It’s just a shot away!”) with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter.” The notoriety she gained from that led to a recording contract with Lou Adler’s Ode label, and to this 1970 debut solo record, which took its title from the Stones track and featured Merry’s own hit solo version of the song. But don’t stop there—produced by Adler, arranged by the great Gene Page, and featuring Billy Preston on keyboards, this album is an overlooked soul classic, with Merry’s indomitable voice taking songs like James Cleveland’s “Here Come Those Heartaches Again,” The Doors’ “Tell All the People,” and James Taylor’s “Country Roads” to dizzying heights (she also turns “Bridge over Troubled Water” into the sanctified gospel hymn it truly is). First-ever vinyl reissue, in limited edition (of 900) opaque white vinyl!

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    Apr132017

    GRATEFUL DEAD Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5—Boston Music Hall 6/9/76 (3-CD Set)

  • The Grateful Dead Remain an American Phenomenon That Spans Decades and Generations

  • Having Released All 36 Volumes of the Band’s Groundbreaking Dick’s Picks Series of Live Recordings, Real Gone Music Now Brings Another Series of Grateful Dead Concert Performances to Music Retail for the First Time

  • Road Trips Was the Successor to Dick’s Picks and Was Only Sold Through the Dead’s Own Website

  • The First Volumes Assembled Tracks from Various Concerts on a Single Tour, While Later Volumes Presented Single Shows

  • Just Like the Label Did with Dick’s Picks, Real Gone Music Will Release the Last Volumes in the Road Trips Series First

  • The Original Designer of the Series, Steve Vance, Has Converted the Original Wallet Packaging to Customer-Friendly Triple-CD Jewel Cases

  • Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5 Presents the Dead at the Beginning of Their Summer 1976 “Comeback Tour,” Fresh from a 20-Month Hiatus

  • This June 9, 1976 Show at Boston Music Hall Was Only the Third Show of the Tour and the First of a Four-Night Run

  • Captures the Band Truly Hitting Its Stride, with Exceptional Vocal Contributions by Jerry Garcia

  • Includes the Only Encore Performance of “Franklin’s Tower”

  • Also Features a Brilliant “Crazy Fingers” and a Long and Tight “St. Stephen”

  • Bonus Material from the Last Night of the Boston Run Includes a Rare Version of “Mission in the Rain”

  • One of the Greatest Shows from Perhaps the Dead’s Most Underrated Year of Touring

  • RELEASE TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE PREMIERE OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD DOCUMENTARY LONG STRANGE TRIP ON AMAZON PRIME

  • LONG OUT OF PRINT AND NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE IN STORES 

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    Grateful Dead:Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5—Boston Music Hall 6/9/76 (3-CD Set)

    It was our great honor at Real Gone Music to issue all 36 volumes of Dick’s Picks, the Grateful Dead’s landmark live concert series; over the four and a half years it took us to release all three dozen titles, we sometimes felt like we were on the greatest Dead tour ever, every single show a classic! Well, our diligence in releasing Dick’s Picks has had a “Ripple” effect, for now the band is entrusting us with releasing its subsequent live concert series, Road Trips! Unlike Dick’s Picks, which saw about two-thirds of its titles go to regular retail in their original incarnations, NONE of the entries in the Road Trips series were offered to retail outlets outside of the Dead’s own website. Since it worked so well with Dick’s Picks, we are reissuing the last titles first, and we have enlisted the series’ original designer, Steve Vance, to convert the original wallet packaging to customer-friendly triple-CD jewel cases. This volume, the last entry in the Road Trips series, revisits June 1976, when the Dead ended its 20-month hiatus from touring with two shows at the Paramount in Oregon, then headed to Boston and the acoustically friendly confines of its Music Hall for a four-night run. This show is from the first night and was hence the third show on the "comeback tour." The band is clearly settling back into a groove here; in particular, Jerry Garcia’s voice is as strong as it’s ever been, and the inclusion of some unusual material (like the only encore version of “Franklin’s Tower” ever performed) makes this a highly collectible show.

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    Apr132017

    RITA COOLIDGE Beautiful Evening—Live in Japan (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Effortlessly Blending Pop, Country, Blues, Soul, Gospel,and Rock, Grammy-Winning Rita Coolidge Is One of the Great Female Singer-Songwriters of Our Time

  • However, Much of Her Classic Repertoire for the A&M Label Remains Unavailable on CD

  • Beautiful Evening Is a Live Album from 1980 That Was Only Released in Asia and Australia

  • Worldwide CD Debut and First-Ever American Release of Any Kind

  • Features a Crack Band of Booker T. Jones, Michael Warren, Salvatore Guglielmi, Mike Utley, Richard Adelman, Phyllis Battell and Carlena Williams

  • Killer Set List Includes “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher,” “I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love,” a Solo Version of Her Then-Current Hit Duet with Glen Campbell, “Somethin’ ‘Bout You, Baby I Like,” Her Smash Version of the Chiffons’ “One Fine Day,” “Fever,” and “Fool That I Am.”

  • Expanded Edition Offers Five Other Tracks Issued on Japanese Singles and Albums That Never Saw a Stateside Release

  • Both Releases Offer Liner Notes by Joe Marchese That Include Exclusive Quotes from Rita Coolidge

  • Added Photos 

    YOU MUST BUY BOTH both Beautiful Evening and Full Moon  ON THE SAME ORDER TO GET A SIGNED BOOKLET OF Beautiful Evening. 

    Pre-Order Now! And you will get a signed Booklet by Rita Coolidge. Limited to the first 100 orders. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer order allowed

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    Rita Coolidge: Beautiful Evening—Live in Japan (Expanded Edition) CD

    Effortlessly blending pop, country, blues, soul, gospel, and rock, Grammy-winning Rita Coolidge is one of the great female singer-songwriters of our time, but crucial parts of her recorded legacy have remained fallow in the CD era. Now, Real Gone Music is releasing Beautiful Evening—Live in Japan, an extremely rare 1980 concert album that was originally released on LP only in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. This record captures Rita Coolidge at the height of her powers and international popularity, with a crack band featuring Booker T. Jones, Michael Warren, Salvatore Guglielmi, Mike Utley, Richard Adelman, Phyllis Battell and Carlena Williams. The set list is just killer, with big hits from throughout her career, like “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher,” “I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love,” a solo version of her then-current hit duet with Glen Campbell, “Somethin’ ‘Bout You, Baby I Like,” her smash version of the Chiffons’ “One Fine Day,” “Fever,” and “Fool That I Am.” And for an “encore,” we have rounded up five studio tracks issued on various Japanese singles and albums that have never before surfaced in the U.S. Worldwide CD debut and first U.S. release of any kind, featuring notes by Joe Marchese with quotes from “The Delta Lady” herself!

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