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Aug222016

KEELY SMITH The Intimate Keely Smith (EXPANDED EDITION) CD

  • Keely Smith Was One of the World’s Most Popular Female Entertainers in the Early ‘60s

  • Her Act Playing Straight “Man” to Husband Louis Prima Was the Hottest Ticket on the Las Vegas Strip
    and Also Propelled Her to Television Stardom

  • However, Smith Divorced Prima and Started Her Own Record Label, Keely Records, in Partnership with
    Close Friend Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Label

  • Wise to the Ways of Show Business, Smith Retained the Rights to the Five Albums She Recorded for Reprise

  • Those Albums Have Never Legitimately Come Out on CD

  • Now, Real Gone Music, in Concert with Keely and Her Family, Are Going to Reissue on CD All of Keely’s Reprise Albums in Expanded Editions Featuring Rare Bonus Tracks

  • Liner Notes by Steve Hoffman

  • Remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • The Intimate Keely Smith Is a Sexy, Swinging Affair and the Quintessential Album from Her Reprise Period

  • Produced by Husband-to-Be Jimmy Bowen

  • Expanded Edition Includes a Duet with Frank Sinatra, “Twin Soliloquies,” from The Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre Presents South Pacific Album

  • Also Includes the Rare Non-LP Single of the King-Goffin-Spector Track
    “No One Ever Tells You,” Arranged by Jack Nitzsche 

    AVAILABLE Ocotber 14, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Keely Smith: The Intimate Keely Smith (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.

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: Original Soundtrack LP

  • Co-written by John Russo, who was George Romero’s writing partner, 1985’s The Return of the Living Dead Was the Punk Rock Sequel to Night of the Living Dead

  • Was the First Film to Feature Brain-Eating Zombies

  • The Amazing Soundtrack Included Songs by The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Damned, T.S.O.L., The Flesh Eaters, The Jet Black Berries, and More Notorious Punk and Death Rock Acts

  • Original Cover and Label Art

    Limited Grey “Brainsss” Vinyl Version 720 Copies

    Limited Black & Red Starburst Vinyl Version 720 Copies (Indie Record Store Exclusive)

    Limited Orange & Green Starburst Vinyl Version 720 Copies (FYE/Transworld Store Exclusive)

    Limited Glow in the Dark Vinyl Version 500 Copies (Real Gone Music Website Exclusive)

    AVAILABLE Ocotber 14, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

  • THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: Original Soundtrack. LP

    There are zombies…and then there are brain-eating zombies! And Return of the Living Dead was the film where brain-eating zombies got their first lease on, er, life. Co-written by John Russo, who was George Romero’s writing partner on Night of the Living Dead, this 1985 quasi-sequel introduced more “splatstick” humor to the horror formula as well as the indelible image of ghouls groaning “Braainsss” as they shuffle along. All set to a KILLER score featuring the greatest punk and death rock bands of the era, including The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L. and SSQ. 

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    EVELYN “Champagne” KING The Complete RCA Hits and More! (2CD Set)

  • Evelyn “Champagne” King Ranks Right Up There with Donna Summer and Patti LaBelle in the Disco Diva Pantheon

  • The Complete RCA Hits and More! Is the First Comprehensive Domestic Collection of Her work

  • Offers All 24 Hits She Scored for the Label

  • 26 Tracks in All

  • Includes Rare 12”, Alternate Mix,and Remix Versions of Such Hits as “Shame,” “I Don’t Know If It’s Right,” “I’m in Love,” “Love Come Down,” “Your Personal Touch,” “High Horse” and “Shake Down”

  • Liner Notes by David Nathan Include Exclusive Quotes from Evelyn “Champagne” King

  • Also Includes Photos from the RCA Vault and 12” Sleeve and Album Art

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York 

     AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Evelyn “Champagne” King: The Complete RCA Hits and More! (2CD Set)

    Evelyn “Champagne” King ranks right up there with Donna Summer and Patti LaBelle at the top of the disco diva pantheon, but there has never been a domestically released collection to do her glittering career justice. Which is a real “shame”…but The Complete RCA Hits and More! not only offers, like the title says, all 24 hits she scored on the R&B and Pop charts for the RCA label, but also presents them in the 12”, alternate mix, and remix versions that really got the dance floor shaking back in the day! So you get the 12” mixes of big hits like “Shame,” “I Don’t Know If It’s Right,” “I’m in Love,” and “Love Come Down,” the “Dance Mix” of “Your Personal Touch,” remixes of “High Horse” and “Shake Down,” and so on. Soul expert David Nathan contributes liner notes with exclusive quotes from Evelyn, and we’ve added photos from the RCA vaults and 12” single and album art. All 26 tracks are remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York…Break out the bubbly, cuz the definitive Evelyn

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    EDDIE MONEY THE COMPLETE HITS AND MORE! (2CD Set)

    After Dropping Out of the New York Police Academy to Chase His Rock ’N’ Roll Dreams, Eddie Money Burst on the Scene in the Late-‘70s with a Series of Blue Collar Hits in the Mold of Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, Bruce Springsteen

    • Money Was Also a Mainstay of the Early MTV Era, Narrating Several Humorous Videos That Cemented His Stardom

    • His Late-‘80s Comeback Was Spearheaded by His Duet with Ronnie Spector on “Take Me Home Tonight”/“Be My Baby”

    • The Complete Hits and More! Includes Every Chart Entry, Featuring “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Think I’m in Love,” “Shakin’,” “Take Me Home Tonight”/”Be My Baby,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Walk on Water,” and “Peace in Our Time.”

    • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York

    • Photos and Album Art Included

    • 2-CD Set, 35 Tracks 

       AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

      Eddie Money: The Complete Hits and More!. 2 CD Set. 

      After famously dropping out of the New York Police Academy to pursue his rock and roll dreams, Eddie Money burst on to the scene in the late ‘70s with a series of sweaty, blue collar hits in the mold of Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, and Bruce Springsteen, then capitalized on the MTV era by narrating a series of funny videos that cemented his image as a rock and roll Everyman, albeit one with a sneaky good songwriting touch and a powerful blue-eyed soul set of pipes. The lifestyle got the best of him during the mid-‘80s, but he made a remarkable comeback in the late ‘80s and continues on the circuit to this day offering his trademark mix of no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll and regular guy stage persona.

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    Percy Faith The Definitive Collection (2CD Set)

  • By introducing string sections to soften and sweeten the Brass-Dominated Pop Music of the ‘40s, Percy Faith Basically invented the easy Listening Genre

  • As Part of Mitch Miller’s stable of conductor/Arrangers at columbia, Faith and His Orchestra Backed everybody from Doris Day to Tony Bennett to Johnny Mathis

  • Faith Also Had a Very successful Recording career of His Own, notching a series of Top-charting Hits and Popular soundtrack Themes

  • The Definitive collection Offers 32 Tracks spanning 22 Years of Recording

  • Includes the #1 Hits “Delicado,” “where is Your Heart (from ‘Moulin Rouge’),” and “The Theme from ‘A summer Place’”

  • Also Features His soundtrack Themes to the films Tammy Tell Me True, The Oscar, and The Love Goddesses, and the TV series The Virginian

  • Faith’s Tremendously Popular Adaptations of Latin classics Like “How insensitive (insensataez)” and “Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)” Are Also included

  • Liner notes by Joe Marchese

  • includes Photos from the Columbia Vaults and some of the Great cover Art from Faith’s Releases

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery studios in new York

  • The Most comprehensive Percy Faith collection ever

     AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Percy Faith: The Definitive Collection (2CD Set)

    It’s not too much of a stretch to say that Percy Faith invented easy listening music; along with Mantovani, he pioneered the use of string sections to soften and sweeten the brass-dominated sound that dominated popular music during the ‘40s. Faith was also one of Mitch Miller’s main men at Columbia Records, where he provided arrangements for everybody from Doris Day to Tony Bennett to Johnny Mathis, and he composed some of the most memorable soundtrack themes of all time. Now, Real Gone pays tribute to one of the great arrangers and composers in pop music history with a 32-track set spanning 22 years of recordings, including hit singles, tracks drawn from a total of 20 different albums, and a number of his most revered compositions for the screen.

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    John Hammond Mirrors CD

  • John Hammond Was and Is One of the Great Bluesman of His Generation

  • His 1967 Album Mirrors Devoted One Side to Electric Blues and One Side to Solo Acoustic Blues

  • Playing on the Electric Side Were Such Luminariesas Band Members Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, Mike Bloomfield, and Charley Musselwhite

  • The Album Marks Early Appearances of Songs That Were to Become Staples in Other Bands’ Repertoire, Such as “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” (Grateful Dead), “Statesboro Blues” (Allman Brothers), and “Keys to the Highway” (Derek & the Dominos)

  • Includes Tremendous Versions of the Robert Johnson Tunes “Travelling Riverside,” “Stones in My Passway,” and “Walking Blues”

  • Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger Feature Exclusive Quotes from John Hammond Himself

  • Remastered by Joe Tarantino

  • CD Debut for the Only ‘60s Vanguard Album by Hammond Yet to Be Released in the Format 

    AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    John Hammond: Mirrors. CD

    The cleverly-conceived cover shot tips you off to the fact that this 1967 record—comprised of outtakes from sessions for his John Hammond, Big City Blues, So Many Roads, and Country Blues albums—displays two different sides of the great white bluesman John Hammond, one electric, one acoustic. The electric side features a backing band for the ages, consisting of Band members Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson plus Mike Bloomfield (on piano!) and Charley Musselwhite, while the acoustic side is just Hammond on guitar. There is little doubt that members of blues-rock bands both current and future listened carefully to this record; “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” (Grateful Dead), “Statesboro Blues” (Allman Brothers), and “Keys to the Highway” (Derek & the Dominos) all appear here, and indeed Hammond was friends with Eric Clapton and Duane Allman as well as with the members of The Band that play on the album.

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    Sandy Bull Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo CD

  • Multi-Instrumentalist Sandy Bul lWas One of the Most Intriguing and Enigmatic Figures of the ‘60s Folk Movement

  • With His Release of Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo in 1963, Bull in Effect Invented World Music

  • Swirling within Fantasias Are Elements of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, Rock ’N’ Roll, and Raga

  • The 23-Minute Track “Blend” Featuring Jazz Drummer Billy Higgins Is Easily One of the Most Adventurous Recordings of the Early ‘60s

  • Also Includes Interpretations of Works by Carl Orff and William Byrd

  • Notes by Richie Unterberger

  • Remastered by Joe Tarantino

  • CD Debut for One of the Great Lost Treasures of ‘60s Folk 

    AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Sandy Bull: Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo. CD

    Multi-instrumentalist Sandy Bull’s debut, Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, was for all intents and purposes the beginning of the “world music” movement. And if that seems like a bold claim, keep in mind that while many classical composers had borrowed folk motifs throughout the centuries, the mélange of folk, jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and even rock ‘n’ roll that this record offered—back in 1963!—was simply unprecedented. It all comes together on the album’s first track, a 21 minute and 51 second stylistic odyssey appropriately entitled “Blend.” Backed by jazz drummer Billy Higgins, Bull improvises in a fashion akin to jazz, but his guitar style displays elements of folk, and the droning quality and raga-like climax echo aspects of Middle Eastern and Indian music. The rest of the album is no less peripatetic, offering interpretations of German composer Carl Orff, English Renaissance composer William Byrd, a Southern mountain tune, and a gospel song.
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    Monday
    Aug222016

    Eden Atwood I’m Glad There Is You—The Best of the Concord Years CD

  • Daughter of Composer/Arranger Hub Atwood and Granddaughter of Novelist A.B. Guthrie, Eden Atwood Is One of Her Generation’s Most Talented and Dynamic Jazz Singers, an Expert at Interpreting the Great American Songbook with Acute Lyrical Sensitivity

  • Her Talent Was So Evident That She Was Signed at the Age of 23 to Concord Records After Being Discovered by Pianist Marian McPartland

  • I’m Glad There Is You—The Best of the Concord Years Is the First Compilation of Her Concord Recordings

  • Includes 14 Selections Drawn from Her Albums No One Ever Tells You, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, There Again, and A Night in the Life

  • Includes Disarmingly Honest, Track-by-Track Annotation by Eden Atwood Herself 

    AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Eden Atwood: I’m Glad There Is You—The Best of the Concord Years. CD

    Signed to Concord Records at the ripe old age of 23 after being discovered by Marian McPartland, singer Eden Atwood came from some fine bloodlines; her father Hub Atwood was a composer and arranger for Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole among others, and her grandfather was noted novelist A.B. Guthrie, Jr. (The Big Sky; The Way West)! Little wonder, then, that Eden was a precocious artist indeed; not only was she one of the few singers of his generation to tackle the American standard songbook in the jazz idiom, but even in these early recordings she displayed a sensitivity for the lyrical material well beyond her years. Real Gone is proud to present the first-ever compilation of Eden’s Concord years, 14 tracks taken from all four of the albums (No One Ever Tells You, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, There Again, and A Night in the Life) she recorded for Concord, with disarmingly honest, track-by-track liner notes written by the artist herself.

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    Monday
    Aug222016

    Mahalia Jackson Sings The Great Television Performances CD

  • Mahalia Jackson Is the Queen of Gospel Song, an Icon Who Transcended Her Genre to Become a Household Name Worldwide

  • In 1961, After Appearing at President John F. Kennedy’s Inaugural Ball, She Videotaped a Series of 58 Performances Aired on TV as Mahalia Jackson Sings

  • Producing the Performances Was Irving Townsend, Producer of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue Among Many Other Landmark Recordings

  • Townsend Rounded Up the Crème de la Crème of Jazz Musicians to Back Jackson, Including Drummer Shelly Manne, Bassist Red Mitchell, and Guitarist Barney Kessel

  • Jackson’s Long-Time Accompanist Mildred Falls Served as Musical Director

  • Mahalia Jackson Sings—The Great Television Performances Collects 16 of These Long-Lost Performances, Which Have Never Appeared in Any Audio Format

  • Songs Range from Old Favorites Like “I Asked the Lord” and “Didn’t It Rain” to Lesser-Known Gospel Gems Like “God Will Take Care of You” and “Highway Up to Heaven”

  • Also Includes Songs That Fall Outside of the Gospel Canon, Like “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “I Believe”

  • Liner Notes by Davin Seay

  • Engineered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Some of Mahalia Jackson’s Rarest and Greatest Recordings 

    AVAILABLE Ocotber 7, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

    Mahalia Jackson: Sings The Great Television Performances CD

    Mahalia Jackson was the greatest gospel singer that ever lived, a transformative figure who transcended the genre to become a household name both here and abroad. But, ironically, out of her voluminous catalog of recordings for labels like Decca, Apollo, and, of course, Columbia, the performances that perhaps exposed the most people to her majestic artistry have remained unavailable for over half a century, never issued in any physical audio format…until now! A little background…in 1961, Mahalia, fresh from her triumphant performance at John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball, hooked up with Irving Townsend (producer of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue among many other landmark albums) to film 58 performances of no more than five minutes’ duration to be aired as program “filler” on Sunday mornings.

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    Saturday
    Jul162016

    X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents (Limited Shocking Pink Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Germfree 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 Logic on Saxophone

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

  • First Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • Includes Faithful Reproduction of Original Inner Lyric Sleeve

  • Shocking Pink Vinyl Pressing

  • Limited Edition of 900 

    AVAILABLE September 9, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! 


    X-Ray Spex: Germfree Adolescents (Limited Shocking Pink 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!) and color (shocking pink!) it belongs. 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, yet, somehow, this is its first vinyl reissue (and you can tell because prices for the used vinyl are insane)! And 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 900! 

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    Saturday
    Jul162016

    ANGEL WITCH ANGEL WITCH (LIMITED “FLAME” VINYL EDITION) LP

  • 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

  • Yellow and Red “Flame” Marbled Vinyl Edition

  • Limited Run of 1000 Copies 

    AVAILABLE September 2, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    Angel Witch: Angel Witch (Limited “Flame” 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 36 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 the first vinyl reissue of this classic metal album, in limited edition (of 1000 copies) sporting red-and-yellow “flame” marbled vinyl. Buy or be eternally condemned!

     

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    Saturday
    Jul162016

    ROBERT GOULET The Definitive Collection 2CD Set

  • Winner of a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy Award During His Six-Decade Career, Robert Goulet Was One of the Great Talents of His Generation

  • His Distinctive Baritone Carved Out a Successful Recording Career for Him at Columbia Records, Which This 36-Track Collection Covers In Depth

  • Includes Singles, Album Tracks, and Performances
    Drawn from Movie Soundtrack and Broadway Cast Album

  • Leads Off with His Breakthrough Performance of “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot

  • Also Includes Such Career Highlights as “My Love Forgive Me (Amore scusami),” “The Happy Time,” “The Impossible Dream,” “The Daydreamer,” “Mon Amour...mon amour,” “The Girl That I Marry,” and “She Touched Me”

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York

  • Liner Notes by Goulet Expert Joe Marchese

  • Features Rare Photos from the Sony Vaults and Album Art 

    AVAILABLE September 2, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

    Robert Goulet: The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    How else to lead off a Robert Goulet compilation than with his breakthrough performance of “If Ever I Would Leave You” from Camelot? But that song was only the beginning for our fair Sir Lancelot; indeed, Robert Goulet was truly one of the singular talents of his generation, owner of one of the truly great baritone voices and winner of Grammy, Tony, and Emmy awards during a nonpareil career spanning six decades. This 36-track collection contains all of the highlights from his prime recording years at the Columbia label, including singles, album tracks, and performances drawn from movie soundtrack and Broadway cast albums: “My Love Forgive Me (Amore scusami),” “The Happy Time” (the title track to the Kander and Ebb musical that brought him a Tony Award), “The Impossible Dream,” “The Daydreamer,” “Mon Amour…mon amour,” “The Girl That I Marry,” “She Touched Me,” and many more. Flawlessly remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York, and annotated by Goulet aficionado Joe Marchese with rare pictures and album art drawn from the Columbia vaults, this truly is the best-sounding, best-looking, and, yes, definitive collection that Robert Goulet fans have been waiting for.

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    Saturday
    Jul162016

    PORTER WAGONER The Definitive Collection 2CD Set

  • No One Sang Country Songs Quite So Heart- Rending as The Thin Man from the West Plains, Porter Wagoner

  • The Definitive Collection Includes 40 Songs on Two CDs Including 27 Chart Hits and All of His Top Ten Solo Smashes

  • Features Such Hits as “ A Satisfied Mind,”“Misery Loves Company,” “Skid Row Joe,” “The Cold Hard Facts of Life,” and “The Carroll County Incident,”

  • Also Includes Key Tracks from Such Legendary Concept Albums as Confessions of a Broken Man, Soul of a Convict and Other Great Prison Songs, and The Bottom of the Bottle

  • Liner Notes by Grammy-Winning Writer Colin Escott

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Country Music Never Got Harder...or Better 

    AVAILABLE September 2, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! 


    Porter Wagoner: The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    No one, but no one, painted a picture in song of despair and desolation like the Thin Man from the West Plains, Porter Wagoner. Forget the Nudie suit and the pompadour; Waylon Jennings once said that Wagoner couldn’t go pop with a mouthful of firecrackers, and these 40 songs prove it. Sure, the hits—27 of ‘em in all and every Top Ten solo smash—are here, like “A Satisfied Mind,” “Misery Loves Company,” “Skid Row Joe,” “The Cold Hard Facts of Life,” and “The Carroll County Incident,” but what elevates this collection above a mere best-of are the tracks lifted from Wagoner’s starkly compelling concept albums (complete with their amazing album art, some of which we’ve included here) like Confessions of a Broken Man, Soul of a Convict and Other Great Prison Songs, and The Bottom of the Bottle. Grammy-winning writer Colin Escott contributes notes to the package, which is newly remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. Country music never got harder than this…this ain’t cry-in-your-beer country, it’s more like punch-in-the-gut poetry. Essential!

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    Saturday
    Jul162016

    THE METERS A MESSAGE FROM-THE COMPLETE JOSIE, REPRISE & WARNER BROS. SINGLES 1968-1977 2CD Set

  • The Meters—Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Art and (Later) Cyril Neville, Leo Nocentelli, and George Porter, Jr.—Were Arguably the World’s Greatest Funk Band During the Late ‘60s and ‘70s

  • Their Recordings for the Josie, Reprise and Warner Bros. Labels Laid the Foundation for New Orleans Funk

  • Now, Real Gone Music Presents, for the First Time Ever, a Collection of Their Classic, Groundbreaking Singles for All Three Labels

  • Includes Rare Mono Single Mixes for the Josie Sides and Stereo Single Mixes for the Reprise and Warner Bros. Sides

  • All but Five Tracks from Original Tape Sources

  • Features Such Legendary Tracks as “Sophisticated Cissy,” “Cissy Strut,” “Look- Ka Py Py,” “Chicken Strut,” “Hand Clapping Song,” and “Hey Pocky A-Way”

  • All but Two Tracks Co-Produced by the Late, Legendary Allen Toussaint

  • Liner Notes by Bill Dahl Include Quotes from Nocentelli, Art Neville, and Porter

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • 40 Soulful and Ever-So-Funky Sides

  • The Best Meters Retrospective to Date 

    AVAILABLE September 2, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! 


    The Meters: A Message from The Meters—The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (2-CD Set)

    How would you like to hear a new side—or should we say sides—of the world’s greatest funk band? This 40-track set presents the A and B-side of every single that organist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter, Jr., and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste cut for the Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. label, virtually their entire singles output save for a few odds ‘n’ ends issued mostly overseas. That means that you not only get every hit along with its hard-to-find B-side but also the rare single mixes, including the especially rare original mono single mixes of the 1968-1971 Josie sides, very few of which have appeared on CD (the first CD is all mono; the second, featuring the later Reprise and Warner Bros. singles, presents all stereo single mixes).

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    Saturday
    Jul162016

    The Isley Brothers Groove with You…Live! CD

  • Groove with You... Live Is the Great Lost Isley Brothers Album

  • In 1980, Ronald, Rudolph, O’Kelly, Ernie and Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper Decided to Follow in the Footsteps of The Commodores, Parliament, and Earth Wind & Fire and Record a Live Album

  • Rather Than Bring a Mobile Truck to a Concert Venue, However, The Isley Brothers Chose to Cut Groove with You...Live! at Bearsville Sound Studio in Woodstock, New York

  • The Result Was a Double Live Album with All the Fire of a Live Performance but with the Fidelity of a Studio Album

  • The Band Overdubbed Audience Reaction and an Enthusiastic Intro by “Gorgeous” George Odell

  • However, The T-Neck Label Chose to Shelve the Record in Favor of Another Studio Album

  • The Album Only Saw Release in Limited Fashion on Vinyl for 2015 Record Store Day

  • CD Debut

  • Features Hits Like “Take Me to the Next Phase,” “Summer Breeze,” “Livin’ in the Life,” and

    “That Lady”

  • Remastered by Mark Wilder and Chris LeMonde

  • New Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Featuring Quotes from Ernie Isley and Chris Jasper

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

    AVAILABLE September 2, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! 


    The Isley Brothers: Groove with You…Live! CD

    “The Great Lost Isley Brothers Album” is coming to CD from Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records! In 1980, Ronald, Rudolph, O’Kelly, Ernie and Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper were riding high with their electrifying fusion of rock, funk and soul. After having transformed in 1973 from a three-man vocal group to a self-contained six-man band, The Isleys cranked out hit after hit: original powerhouses like “That Lady,” “Fight the Power,” and “For the Love of You,” and dramatic covers of pop songs introduced by Seals and Crofts, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. “Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love)” had given the Isleys their longest stay atop the R&B charts since 1969’s “It’s Your Thing,” and savoring its success, they decided to follow in the footsteps of The Commodores, Parliament, and Earth Wind & Fire to record a live album. Rather than bring a mobile truck to a concert venue, however, The Isley Brothers chose to cut Groove with You…Live! at Bearsville Sound Studio in Woodstock, New York.

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    Jul162016

    DIONNE WARWICK SONGS THE WARNER BROS. RECORDINGS CD

  • Dionne Warwick Signed to Warner Bros. in 1971 and Brought Her Long-Time Songwriting and Production Team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with Her

  • During Her Five Years on the Label, She Also Worked with Such Legends as Ashford & Simpson, Thom Bell, Jerry Ragavoy, and Holland-Dozier-Holland

  • Despite Their High Quality, Dionne’s Warner Bros. Recordings Have Been Largely Neglected

  • This 2-CD Set Offers Both Her Complete Singles for Warner Bros. and a Collection of Sides That Did Not Appear on LP or on Singles

  • Liner Notes by Paul Howes

  • The Missing Chapter in the Dionne Warwick Story 

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    Dionne Warwick: The Warner Bros. Recordings (2-CD Set)

    When Dionne Warwick signed to the Warner Bros. label in 1971 (bringing her legendary songwriting and production team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with her), success seemed preordained for probably the greatest pop-soul singer of all time. However, like so many other ‘60s superstars, Dionne fell prey to the changing tastes of the ‘70s marketplace and exited the label five years later sans her production team or any major chart hits. Subsequent anthologies have, understandably, focused on the Scepter label hits she recorded with Bacharach and David during the ‘60s and the more contemporary smashes she recorded for Arista with during the in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, while roundly ignoring her Warner Bros. sides.

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    Wednesday
    Jun152016

    Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (Limited Magenta Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Is Probably the Single Greatest Postwar Album of Western Music

  • Includes Such Classic Western Tunes as “Big Iron,” “Cool Water,” “The Master’s Call,” “Billy the Kid,” and “Strawberry Roan”

  • Also Includes the Rare Long Version of “ El Paso”

  • The Original Mono Version of This Album Has Been Unavailable for Close to 55 Years

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Lacquer Cutting by Kevin Gray

  • Comes with Original, Iconic, “Quick Draw” Cover Art

  • Magenta Vinyl Edition Limited to 500 Copies! 

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    Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (Limited Magenta Vinyl Edition). LP

    Real Gone Music is proud to present the original mono version of what most folks consider to be the single greatest postwar album of Western music, Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs. Everything about this album is iconic, from its “quick draw” cover art to the songs it contains—“Big Iron,” “Cool Water,” “The Master’s Call,” “Billy the Kid,” “The Strawberry Roan,” and, of course, “El Paso” (here in its rare, full-length version)— that have come to define the Western genre. And the music has never sounded better than it does here: our limited edition (of 500 copies) magenta vinyl pressing was remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York with lacquer cutting by Kevin Gray. Comes complete with the amazing original album art, too…a classic album now even more collectible than before!

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    Wednesday
    Jun152016

    Dusty Springfield: Faithful (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Dusty Springfield’s Sessions for the Atlantic Label Rank as Some of the Greatest Pop-Soul Recordings of All Time

  • In 1971, Dusty Recorded a Full Album and a Single for the Label with Famed Producer/Songwriter Jeff Barry, Husband and Songwriting Partner to Ellie Greenwich and Author of Multiple Chart-Topping Hits

  • Atlantic Released Four Tracks as Singles but the Rest of the Tracks Stayed on the Shelf for Over Two Decades Until They Were Found by Producer Jim Pierson

  • Faithful Assembles All the Jeff Barry-Produced Album Tracks and Presents Them on Vinyl and in Stereo Exactly As They Were Originally Intended for Release as Dusty’s Third Album for Atlantic

  • Inner Sleeve Includes Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Includes Rarely Seen Photos

  • Orange Vinyl Edition Limited to 1,000 Copies! 

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    Dusty Springfield: Faithful (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition). LP

    In 1971, Atlantic Records released a pair of Dusty Springfield singles produced by the legendary songwriter/producer Jeff Barry (one-time songwriting and romantic partner of Ellie Greenwich, and author of too many hits to name): "Haunted"/"Nothing Is Forever" and "I Believe In You"/"Someone Who Cares." A restless Dusty, freshly relocating to America from her native England, then departed the label and left an additional 9 songs recorded with Barry in the can, where they stayed until Rhino issued one track, "Faithful" (in mono), as a bonus track on the 1990s CD release of Dusty's 1970 Atlantic album A Brand New Me. The other tracks didn’t surface until a subsequent deluxe reissue of Dusty’s landmark 1969 album Dusty in Memphis included them as bonus cuts. Now, reissue producer Jim Pierson—who tracked down the missing masters after being lost for over two decades —has assembled Dusty’s Barry-produced masters and put them together in a single package for the first time to create the third Dusty Springfield Atlantic Records album as planned in 1971.

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    Wednesday
    Jun152016

    Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys

     

    • Co-Produced by Jimi Hendrix

    • Features the Hit "Good Old Rock 'N Roll"

    • Includes Original Album Art

    • Long-Time Collector's Darling Fetches Huge Sums Online 

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    CAT MOTHER AND THE ALL NIGHT NEWSBOYS: The Street Giveth…and the Street Taketh Away. CD

    Let’s get the preliminaries over with right away by stating that this album, the 1969 debut release from Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, was co-produced by none other than Jimi Hendrix (they were long-time friends, the band opened for the Experience on tour, and had the misfortune of sharing the same manager, Mike Jeffrey). But Cat Mother was far more than a footnote to a superstar’s career. Not only did this record score a Top 40 hit with “Good Old Rock ‘N Roll,” but it’s also a marvelously eclectic affair beloved by record collectors of every stripe—just do a quick Google search—with elements of folk, country and late ‘60s riff rock alongside the hit’s tongue-in-cheek revivalism. This album’s been briefly reissued on CD twice before and commands huge sums online; it’s not JUST for Hendrix completists (though they will want it, too)!

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    Wednesday
    Jun152016

    Mitch Miller The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

  • Head of A&R for Columbia for Over 15 Years, TV Star, Oboist and English Horn Player, Mitch Miller Exerted an Outsized Influence on Pop Music During the ‘50s and Early ‘60s

  • Signed and/or Produced Such Talents as Doris Day, Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford, Johnny Mathis,
    Guy Mitchell, and Many Others

  • Miller Was Also a Bestselling Recording Artist in His Own Right, Releasing 13 Top Ten Albums and a Series of Charting Singles Often Credited to “Mitch Miller & The Gang”

  • The Definitive Collection Includes 38 Tracks That Span His Recording Career at Columbia

  • Features Such Hits and Favorites as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” “Meet Mister Callaghan,” the Famous “The River Kwai March”/ ”Colonel Bogey March” Medley, “Song for a Summer Night,” “The Guns of Navarone,” and “The Longest Day”

  • Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Photos from the Columbia Vaults

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Sing Along with Mitch on 38 Tracks! 

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    Mitch Miller The Definitive Collection. (2-CD Set)

     

    There was never anybody like Mitch Miller in the music business. And there never will be again. Head of A&R for Columbia for over 15 years, star of his own television show on NBC, accomplished oboist and English Horn player, Miller was enormously influential on pop music during the ‘50s and early ‘60s, producing and nurturing the careers of such popular artists as Doris Day, Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford, Johnny Mathis, Guy Mitchell and many others, while famously passing on more rock and roll-oriented acts like Elvis, The Beatles, and Buddy Holly. But Miller’s contribution didn’t stop there—he was also a successful recording artist in his own right, recording13 Top Ten albums and a series of bestselling singles with an orchestra and chorus, often credited to Mitch Miller and the Gang. Spanning the years 1950 to 1962, The Definitive Collection covers virtually his entire recording career at Columbia, and includes such chart-topping highlights as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” “Meet Mister Callaghan,” the famous “The River Kwai March”/”Colonel Bogey March” medley, “Song for a Summer Night,” and more, plus the movie themes “The Guns of Navarone” and “The Longest Day.” Gene Sculatti’s notes (festooned with photos from the Columbia vault) trace a career arc like no other in the annals of the music industry. 38 freshly remastered tracks (by Maria Triana at Battery Studios) for you to sing along with Mitch!

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