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Jun202014

Gene Rains

  • Along with Martin Denny & Arthur Lyman, Gene Rains Is One of the Big Three of Exotica Conductor/Composers

  • Nevertheless, None of Rains’ Albums Have Come Out on CD, and His Work Has Never Been Anthologized

  • Far Away Lands—The Exotic Music of Gene Rains Includes 19 Tracks Taken from All Three of His Classic Decca Albums

  • Liner Notes by Randy Poe

  • Art and Sound Assistance by Mark Riddle a.k.a. DigiTiki, the Man Behind the Popular Podcast “The Quiet Village”

  • Striking Front Cover Art Features MeduSirena the Fire-Eating Mermaid

    Long Awaited Release for Tiki Devotees 

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GENE RAINS: Far Away Lands—The Exotic Music of Gene Rains. CD

Among devotees of exotica music and tiki culture, vibraphonist Gene Rains is one of the Big Three of exotica – Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman being the other two.

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Thursday
Jun122014

The Dream Academy

  • The Dream Academy Was One of the Most Artistically Ambitious British Bands of the ‘80s

  • The Morning Lasted All Day—A Retrospective Is the First Comprehensive Collection of Their Work and the Definitive Dream Academy Package

  • Painstakingly Compiled, Comprehensively Annotated and Carefully Remastered by the Dream Academy’s Nick Laird-Clowes

  • Includes 24 Tracks on Two Compact Discs

  • Includes the Hits “Life in a Northern Town” and “The Love Parade” Plus Key Album Tracks

  • Also Features the unreleased songs “Living in a War” and “The Chosen Few” (Both with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on Guitar), and “The Last Day of the War"

  • Other Rarities Include the Unreleased Instrumental of “Power to Believe” from the John Hughes Film Trains, Planes & Automobiles; the Rare B-Side “Girl in a Million” and the Rare 12” track “The Demonstration”

  • Among the Guest Musicians (Besides Gilmour, Who Co-Produces Many of the Tracks) Are Johnny Marr, Lindsey Buckingham, Polystyrene and J.D. Souther

  • Booklet Includes Photos from the Band’s Personal Archive Plus Images from a Lost Session by Famed Photographer Arthur Elgort

  • The Collection Winds Up with a New Song, “Sunrising” 

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THE DREAM ACADEMY: The Morning Lasted All Day—A Retrospective (2-CD Set)

With their varied instrumentation, intimate song stylings, and poetic, allusive lyrics, the Dream Academy always stood apart from their ‘80s British rock brethren; that they dedicated their hit song, “Life in a Northern Town,” to Nick Drake and minimalist composer Steve Reich spoke volumes as to the reach of their intellectual and artistic ambition.

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Wednesday
May142014

THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY CHOIR

The New York Community Choir (NYCC) Formed in the Late ‘60s and First Came into Prominence on Poet Nikki Giovanni’s Album The Truth Is on Its Way

TheTitleTracktoTheir1978Album Make Every Day Count Has Become an Enduring Anthem for Gospel and
R&B Fans

Arranged by Saturday Night Live Band Co-Leader Leon Pendarvis

Features Top-Flight Session men Like Paul Shaffer, Will Lee, Steve Gadd and Richard Tee

Expanded Edition Includes Two Bonus 12” Single Versions

Liner Notes by Soul Music Records Founder David Nathan

Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios 

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THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY CHOIR: Make Every Day Count (Expanded Edition). CD

Formed in the early '70s as an offshoot of the popular, Grammy-nominated Isaac Douglas Singers, The New York Community Choir originally consisted of some one hundred members under the direction of Benny Diggs and included prominent writer Arthur Freeman.

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Wednesday
May142014

X

X’s Classic 4th Album, Back in Print in a Remastered and Expanded Edition!

Features Such Favorites as “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts,” “Breathless,” “Devil Doll” and “Hot House”

Includes Lyrics, Liner Notes and Copious Photos

Produced by the Doors’ Ray Manzarek

Four Bonus Tracks 

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X: More Fun in the New World (Expanded & Remastered Edition). CD

 1983’s More Fun in the New World marked yet another masterpiece for X; produced, like their first three albums, by ex-Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, it offered a surplus of great songs, highlighted by the riposte to the Reagan years ballad “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” and the rockers “Breathless,” Devil Doll” and “Hot House.”

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Wednesday
May142014

Ronnie Dove

With 21 Pop Chart Hits to His Credit, Ronnie Dove Was One of the Most Popular Vocalists of the Mid-‘60s

The Complete Original Chart Hits 1964-1969 Includes Every Pop Chart Hit, All Original Recordings for the Diamond Label

In Vastly Superior Sound to Previous Compilations, Taken Mostly from Newly Available Tape Sources

Remastered at Capitol Mastering Studios by Evren Göknar and Marty Wekser

Liner Notes by Joseph Lanza Feature Quotes from Ronnie Dove

Never Before Seen Photos and Memorabilia 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available!

The first 100 customers to order the CD from us will receive a copy SIGNED BY RONNIE DOVE HIMSELF!!! First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

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RONNIE DOVE: The Complete Original Chart Hits 1964-1969. CD

He notched over 20 hits and was a fixture on the charts throughout the mid-‘60s, but to date Ronnie Dove has not received the definitive retrospective he deserves, as inferior-sounding album reissues and compilations have cluttered up the marketplace.

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Wednesday
May142014

SPANKY AND OUR GANG

Led by Ellen “Spanky” McFarlane, Spanky & Our Gang Was One of the Quintessential Singles Bands of the ‘ 60s

The Complete Mercury Singles Is the First-Ever Collection of Their Classic Single Sides, All in Their Original Mono Mixes as Heard on the Radio

Features Such Timeless Hits as “Sunday Will Never Be the Same,” “Lazy Day” and “Like to Get to Know You”

Liner Notes by Ed Osborne

Added Photos

The Essential Single-CD Spanky & Our Gang Retrospective

The first 125 customers to order the CD from us will receive a copy SIGNED by Ms. McFarlane HERSELF!!! First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. AUTOGRAPH VERSION IS SOLD OUT BUT THE REGULAR VERSION IS STILL AVAILABLE

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Spanky and our Gang: The Complete Mercury Singles. CD

Having compiled the singles of such hit-happy artists as Gary Lewis & the Playboys and the Grass Roots, Real Gone Music now turns its attention to another quintessential ‘60s singles band, Spanky and Our Gang, with a 21-track collection that includes every unique A and B-side the band released on Mercury during their spectacular 1966-69 stint with the label! Led by Elaine “Spanky” McFarlane, Spanky and Our Gang had a folk-pop sound oft-compared to the Mamas and the Papas, but their harmonies and arrangements were, if anything, a little more sophisticated and varied, incorporating pop and jazz influences (while admittedly lacking a songwriter of the stature of John Phillips).

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Wednesday
May142014

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 17

  • The Legendary Series of Live Grateful Dead Shows, Handpicked from the Vault

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 17 Captures the Twin Keyboard Line-Up of Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick

  • Includes a Full Show from the Boston Garden and a Bonus Half Hour from Greensboro, NC

  • Features the Band’s First-Ever Performance of Paul McCartney’s “That Would Be Something” and the First Appearance on Record of Dylan’s “The Mighty Quinn”

  • Prime, Late-Period Dead, Out of Print for Years! 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 17—Boston Garden 9/25/91 (3-CD Set)

    This Pick was, at the time it was released, chronologically the latest live show in the Grateful Dead discography, and it’s still the second latest concert to be officially released in their vast library. And it chronicles a very special period in Dead history, when Bruce Hornsby sat in with the band to form, along with former Tube Vince Welnick, a formidable, two-pronged keyboard attack.

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    Wednesday
    May142014

    Peggy Lipton

    In Her Role as Flower Child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad, Model-Turned-Actress Peggy Lipton Was One of the Most Recognizable Faces of Her Generation

    In 1968, the Year The Mod Squad Premiered, Lipton Cut a Self-Titled Album for Lou Adler’s Ode Label

    The Complete Ode Recordings Reissues Her Lone Album for the First Time in the U.S., and Adds 8 Bonus Tracks That Have Never Been on CD

    Features the Songs “Stoney End,” “Lu” and “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”

    Also Features a Collaboration with Jimmy Webb on “Red Clay County Line” 

    Includes 4 Unreleased Tracks Featuring a Version of Brian Wilson’s “I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times” and a Performance of Carole King’s “Now That Everything’s Been Said” Taken from an Episode of The Mod Squad 

    Deluxe Wallet Packaging Mimics Original Gatefold Album Layout

    Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

    Added Photos and Picture Sleeve Art 

    Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios 
    We have a VERY limited number of autographed gatefold covers. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed.

    UPDATE AS OF 10-29-2014:

    AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

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    PEGGY LIPTON: The Complete Ode Recordings. CD

    Model-turned-actress Peggy Lipton was (and is) one of the great beauties of her generation, and in her role as flower child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad, became the “It Girl” during the show’s late-‘60s/early-‘70s run.

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    Wednesday
    May142014

    LULU

  • British Invasion Superstar Lulu (“To Sir with Love”) Came to the U.S. In the Late ‘60s to Record with Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler, the Same Production Team That Made Dusty in Memphis

  • The Atco Sessions 1969-1972 Includes Both Albums Lulu Made for Atco, New Routes and Melody Fair

  • 2-CDSet Also Includes an Album’s Worth of Unreleased Material Produced by Dowd, Plus Singles and Other Rarities

  • Features the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Jim Dickinson’s Dixie Flyers, Plus Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree and Eddie Hinton on Guitar

  • Compilation Previously Came Out Only in the UK for a Brief Time and Sells for Triple Digits Online

  • Real Gone Release Includes New Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger 

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    LULU: The Atco Sessions 1969-1972. (2-CD Set)

    Atco/Atlantic had struck artistic and commercial gold when they brought Dusty Springfield to the States to record with Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd and topnotch Southern session musicians, so it made sense for the label to introduce another great British pop-soul singer, Lulu, to the same stellar production team

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    Wednesday
    May142014

    Gal Costa

  • Gal Costa’s Self-Titled Release from 1969 Is a Pivotal Album in the Tropicalia Movement, Blending Jazz, Psychedelia, Bossa Nova, Pop and Folk

  • Arranged by the Legendary Rogerio Duprat

  • Includes Songs by Jorge Ben, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso

  • Features Musical Contributions by Gil and Veloso

  • Highlighted by the Key Tropicalia Tune “Baby”

  • Real Gone/Dusty Groove Release Offers New Liner Notes by Peter Margasak 

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    GAL COSTA: Gal Costa. CD

    A landmark Tropicalia album from Gal Costa—set to arrangements from the legendary Rogerio Duprat, and featuring songs by Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and Jorge Ben (with musical contributions by both Veloso and Gil)!

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    Thursday
    Apr172014

    Vicki Lawrence: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia—The Complete Bell Recordings CD

    Right after our recent release Vicki Lawrence: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia—The Complete Bell Recordings CD was shipped to our customers and to retail, we found much to our chagrin that the disc skipped on many (but not all) compact disc players. We listen to a "reference master" for all of our releases, and the reference master for this one sounded perfect (we wouldn't have approved the project for release if it didn't). But somewhere in the manufacturing process an error occurred, and to their credit our manufacturer has hastily repressed the CD for us to ship out to our customers. If you ordered the CD directly from us at www.realgonemusic.com we will automatically send you a free replacement disc. Furthermore, even if you ordered from another source than www.realgonemusic.com, we are willing to send you a replacement disc as well in good faith. Please email us at orders@realgonemusic.com any type of proof of purchase (a scan or picture of the receipt, an email of the receipt or even a picture of your CD is fine-- just get us something) Also include your mailing address and we will mail you a free copy of the replacement disc only (we will not send a new jewel case, booklet and tray card in these cases). We stand by our label and our releases and we sincerely apologize about this-- it truly was some sort of manufacturing gremlin that got us this time.

    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    The Sweet Inspirations 

  • Composed of Cissy Houston, Sylvia Shemwell, Estelle Brown and Myrna Smith, The Sweet Inspirations Were the Go-To Backup Vocal Group at Atlantic Records and Beyond, Backing Everybody from Aretha Franklin to Wilson Pickett to Elvis Presley

  • The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus Is the Biggest Collection of Their Work Ever Assembled, Featuring 37 Tracks They Made Under Their Own Name for Atlantic from 1967 to 1971

  • Includes the A and B Sides of All 18 Singles the Group Cut for Atlantic

  • Also Features Three Unreleased Tracks

  • Notes by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan

  • Added Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Timely Release with the Success of the Movie Twenty Feet from Stardom 

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    THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS: The Complete Atlantic Singles Plus (2-CD Set)

    Initially created from the ranks of a group of ‘60s female background session singers that at one time included Dionne Warwick, her sister Dee Dee, adopted sister Judy Clay and “Just One Look” singer Doris Troy, The Sweet Inspirations became an official Atlantic recording artist after being the label’s go-to studio backup vocal group for many of the label’s primary artists including Aretha Franklin (with whom they toured in 1967 and 1968), Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, The Drifters and Esther Phillips among others. 

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Robert Bearns and Ron Dexter

  • Robert Bearns and Ron Dexter Were the Fathers of the ‘70s New Age Movement

  • Released Between1977 and 1987,Their Six-Volume Series of Golden Voyage Albums Were Pioneering New Age Recordings Designed to Foster Meditation, Relaxation and Mental Well-Being

  • A Trance-Inducing Blend of Space Music, Environmental Sounds, Primitive Synthesizers, Wind Chimes and Traditional Instruments

  • Out of Print for Over 25 Years

  • The Best of the Golden Voyage Is the First-Ever Compilation of These Groundbreaking Recordings

  • 79 Minutes of Music Featuring Work from Five Different Albums

  • Liner Notes by Greg Adams Feature an Interview with Bearns and Dexter’s Bass Player Ron Sukenick

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    ROBERT BEARNS & RON DEXTER: The Best of the Golden Voyage. CD

    Before New Age existed as a genre, Robert Bearns and Ron Dexter began creating their Golden Voyage series of albums in the 1970s to help listeners cross over “the rainbow bridge” and awaken “an all new fourth dimensional horizon.”

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Linda Martell

    Linda Martell Was the First African- American Woman to Hit the Country Charts and the First to Play the Grand Ole Opry

    Her Lone Album, Color Me Country, Has Never Been Released on CD

    Includes the Hits “Color Him Father,” “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and “Bad Case of the Blues”

    Linda Martell Has Been the Subject of a Recent Christmas Movie on the Lifetime Channel and of a Swedish Documentary Released Earlier This Year

    Liner Notes by Bill Dahl

    Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

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    LINDA MARTELL: Color Me Country. CD

    She was the first African-American woman to hit the country charts (in 1969, with “Color Him Father”), and the first to appear at the Grand Ole Opry (in August 1969).

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Fanny

  • Fanny Was the First All-Female Rock Band Signed to a Major Label

  • Their Second Release, Charity Ball, Has Never Been Released on CD Outside of a Limited-Edition Box Set

  • Includes the Original Album Version of “Place in the Country” for the First Time on CD

  • Features Three Bonus Tracks Including Live and Single Versions of “Charity Ball” and a Live Version of “Place in the Country”

  • Notes by Fanny Drummer Alice DeBuhr

  • Original Album Art Features Cover Photo by Candice Bergen

  • Additional Photos from the Band’s Archive

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

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    FANNY: Charity Ball (Expanded Edition). CD

    With the release of their debut self-titled album (also available from Real Gone Music), Fanny made history as the first all-female rock band ever signed to a major label, but it was on their second album when the girls really settled into a groove; in the words of drummer Alice DeBuhr, who supplies the notes for our Expanded Edition release, “We’d found our feet and were settling into the sound that would be Fanny.” Indeed, buoyed by such tracks as “Cat Fever,” “Thinking of You” and “Place in the Country” (which appears here in its original album version for the first time on CD), Charity Ball was a quantum leap forward for the group, and displays a much more surehanded lyrical and musical approach than its predecessor.

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Faith Hope & Charity 

    . Faith, Hope & Charity Were Produced and Championed by Famed  Producer/ Songwriter/Recording Artist Van McCoy
    . Their 1975 Self-Titled Debut Has Never Been Released on CD
    . Includes the #1 R&B Hit “To Each His Own”
    . Expanded Edition Includes Three Bonus Single Versions
    . Liner Notes by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan
    . Remastered at Battery Studios in NYC 

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    FAITH HOPE & CHARITY: Faith Hope & Charity (Expanded Edition). CD

    Making its worldwide CD debut, the self-titled 1975 RCA debut by the trio Faith Hope & Charity was produced by the renowned producer, songwriter and artist in his own right, Van McCoy.

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    Vikki Carr

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    VIKKI CARR: The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) (Expanded Edition) CD

    She was born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in El Paso, Texas, but the world would know her better as Vikki Carr, the four-time Grammy-winner whom no less an authority than Dean Martin once called “The best girl singer in the business” and Ethel Merman singled out as being “more impressed with her performance than by any young singer.”

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    Wednesday
    Apr162014

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 18

  • Dick’s Picks Vol.18 Was One of the Most Enthusiastically Received Releases in the Entire Series, and the First to Feature Music from a 1978 Show

  • Features an Amazing Pairing of “Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire on the Mountain”

  • FIRST TIME AVAILABLE AT MUSIC RETAIL IN YEARS! 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 18—Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 2/3/78 Uni-Dome, University of N. Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 2/5/78 (3 CD-Set)

    Grateful Dead fans are by a nature an enthusiastic lot, but their reactions to the original release back in 2000 of this Dick’s Pick, the first to feature music from a 1978 show, were ecstatic even by their standards, with some long-time Deadheads labeling it the best concert in their collection (and that designation included both “official” and “unofficial” recordings)!

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Rick Wakeman

  • Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman's 1977 Album White Rock Was the Soundtrack to Tony Maylam1s Documentary on the 1976 Winter Olympic Games Held in Innsbruck, Austria

  • Includes Evocative Musical Interpretations of Ski Jump, Luge, Downhill Skiing, Ice Hockey and Figure Skating

  • Features Wakeman's Keyboard Work on Moog, Clavinet, Mellotron, Hammond Organ and Fender Rhodes

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Added Photos

  • First Time on CD in America

  • A Timely Release in This Olympic Year 

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    RICK WAKEMAN: White Rock. CD

    With the memories of the Sochi Winter Olympics still fresh in our minds, it seemed the perfect time to reissue White Rock, the soundtrack that Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman composed for Tony Maylam’s documentary about the 1976 Winter Olympic games in Innsbruck, Austria (Maylam directed a Genesis concert film around that time, too, and the two films played as a well-received double feature in the U.K.).

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    X

  • 1982's Under the Big Black Sun Is Considered By Many to Be X's Best Album, and One of the Best Albums of the ‘80s

  • Their Most Personal Record

  • Features the Anthemic “The Hungry Wolf” and the Wrenching “Riding with Mary” and “Come Back to Me”

  • Expanded and Remastered Edition Includes Bonus Tracks Exclusive to This Release 

    The first 25 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed booklet or traycard! First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. 

    Autographed version is sold out.

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    X: Under the Big Black Sun (Expanded & Remastered Edition). CD

    A lot of people consider 1982’s Under the Big Black Sun to be X’s best album. And even those people who don’t think it’s their best album still consider it one of the best albums of the ‘80s. That’s because it’s their most personal and fearless record.

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