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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 

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    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.

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    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.

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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.

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    May112017

    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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    Apr132017

    KRIS KRISTOFFERSON & RITA COOLIDGE Full Moon (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Full Moon, the Duets Album Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson Cut Right After Getting Married in 1973, Has Never Been on CD in America and Was Only Out Briefly in Japan

  • Went to #1 on the Country Charts, #26 on the Pop Charts, and Garnered a Gold Record

  • Produced by Rita’s Producer David Anderle, Full Moon Showcased Her Dreamy Voice to Great Advantage

  • Features the Hits “A Song I’d Like to Sing”and “Loving Arms”

  • “From the Bottle to the Bottom ”Won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or a Group

  • Real Gone Music’s Expanded Edition Includes Six Unreleased Tracks, Among Them a Kris & Rita Duet from the Album Sessions

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

  • Added Photos 

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    Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge:Full Moon (Expanded Edition). CD

    It is mighty, mighty hard to believe, but this famed duets album—which went to #1 on the country charts and #26 on the pop charts and garnered a Gold Record—has never been issued on CD outside of Japan, and even there only in the late ‘90s on a limited run. This was a love album par excellence, as the two stars had just gotten married weeks prior to the record’s release in 1973; interestingly, though Kris Kristofferson, fresh from recording his country chart-topper “Why Me,” was the bigger star at the time, Full Moon really played to Rita Coolidge’s strengths, as it was produced by her long-time producer David Anderle and set its songs in a higher key more suited to her dreamy vocals. The album scored a huge hit with Kristofferson’s “A Song I’d Like to Sing,” and followed that up with a smash version of Tom Jans’ “Loving Arms;” the duo’s rendition of Kristofferson’s “From the Bottle to the Bottom” also won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In short, Full Moon was and is a stone-cold classic; and our Real Gone Expanded Edition not only features notes by Joe Marchese featuring quotes from Rita Coolidge herself, but also adds a no less than six unreleased tracks from the A&M vaults including a Kris & Rita duet from the album sessions and five more Rita solo recordings from the period! Cornerstone ‘70s pop-country.

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    Apr132017

    JESSE ED DAVIS Red Dirt Boogie—The Atco Recordings 1970-1972 CD

  • Native American Jesse Ed Davis Was One of Rock and Roll’s Greatest Session Guitarists

  • The List of Artists Davis Backed Is Staggering: Conway Twitty, Taj Mahal, Leon Russell, George Harrison, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Gene Clark, Leonard Cohen, and Jackson Browne to Name a Few

  • Davis Was Signed to Atco in 1970, Right Before He Gained His Greatest Notoriety by Backing George Harrison and Playing “Watching the River Flow” with Leon Russell at the Concert for Bangla Dash

  • Davis Recorded Two Albums for Atco, Jesse Ed Davis and Ululu, Both Roots Rock Classics and Both Out of Print for Years

  • Red Dirt Boogie—The Atco Recordings 1970-1972 Includes 17 Tracks Taken from the Two Albums

  • Also Features Two Unreleased Alternate Takes

  • Liner Notes By Pat Thomas

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Photos from the Atco Vaults

  • Release Coincides with Davis’ Appearance in the New Documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Which Explores the Forgotten Role That Native American Musicians Have Played in American Popular Music 

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    Jesse Ed Davis: Red Dirt Boogie—The Atco Recordings 1970-1972. CD

    Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Native American guitarist Jesse Ed Davis was the “go-to” sideman for a remarkable group of musicians. Starting in the mid-‘Sixties, he toured with Conway Twitty, then become a key part of Taj Mahal’s band, playing on several albums and tours including an appearance on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus and his historic pairing with Leon Russell to play on Bob Dylan’s “Watching the River Flow” at the Concert for Bangla Desh (after which he accompanied George Harrison). By now, he’d caught the eye of ATCO Records, which released his debut LP Jesse Davis in 1971 featuring Russell, Eric Clapton, Gram Parsons, Merry Clayton, Ben Sidran, John Simon (producer of The Band), Alan White (of Yes), and many others including Delaney Bramlett behind the mixing desk. A year later, Atco released Ululu containing some of the same all-stars, plus Duck Dunn, Jim Keltner, and Dr. John – and a version of George Harrison’s “Sue Me, Sue You Blues” before even George recorded it. Next up, Jesse become John Lennon’s guitarist on Walls and Bridges and Rock n Roll, plus Harrison’s Extra Texture and Ringo Starr’s Goodnight Vienna. Davis also produced and played on Gene Clark’s 1971 album White Light and appeared on Clark’s No Other, Leonard Cohen’s Death of a Ladies’ Man, and that’s Jesse taking the solo on Jackson Browne’s 1972 breakout hit “Doctor My Eyes.” Despite his status as one of the all-time great session guitarists, Jesse Ed Davis’s solo LPs have been out of print for years and hard to find on CD—so for the very first time, the best of the ATCO material has been collected together,coupled with some unreleased gems from the Atlantic Records vault! Real Gone Music proudly presents Jesse Ed Davis: Red Dirt Boogie—The Atco Recordings 1970-72, a 19-track collection featuring liner notes (festooned with photos from the Atco vaults) by Pat Thomas that trace the ups and downs of this supremely talented musician whose life ended tragically at the age of 43 from a drug overdose . Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision to bring out every stinging lead! The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as Davis is featured in a new documentary that debuted at Sundance a few months ago: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World— including Robbie Robertson and John Trudell.

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    Thursday
    Apr132017

    LARRY CORYELL At the Village Gate CD

  • The Late, Great Jazz-Rock Guitarist Larry Coryell Passed Away Unexpectedly in February 2017 at the Age of 73

  • Coryell Was a Guitar Giant, Right Up with Occasional Band Mate John McLaughlin in the Greatest Fusion Axemen of All Time Discussion

  • At the Village Gate Is a Favorite Among Coryell Fans

  • Showcases Coryell in a Power Trio with Drummer Harry Wilkinson and Bassist Mervin Bronson

  • The Most Hendrix-Like of All of Coryell’s Albums, Featuring Funk/Jazz/Rock Material Much Like Jimi’s Band of Gypsys

  • First-Ever U.S. Release of the Album on CD

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Feature an Interview with Drummer Harry Wilkinson

  • Added Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • One of the Greatest Guitarists of All Time at His Fiery Best 

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    Larry Coryell: At the Village Gate. CD

    Larry Coryell unexpectedly passed away earlier this year right after our Real Gone reissue of his second solo album, Coryell, and with the renewed attention given to his monumental recorded legacy, we decided to move up our long-in-the-works domestic CD debut of his album At the Village Gate in order to expose this classic record to the largest audience possible. This is the recording where Larry really went axe-to-axe with Jimi Hendrix, who had passed away four months prior to the January 1971 gigs that formed the basis of this release; perhaps in response, Coryell formed his own power trio of his own composed of himself, drummer Harry Wilkinson and bassist Mervin Bronson to play material that stylistically wasn’t too far removed from the funk/jazz/rock of Jimi’s Band of Gypsys. The result was a fan favorite that somehow has never been issued on CD in the U.S. (and came out overseas over a decade ago on a couple of lightly-distributed labels of suspect provenance). Coryell’s Gibson 400 has seldom sounded as slashing as it does here, while Wilkinson’s playing (aptly described as “busy” by Downbeat) is a cross between Mitch Mitchell, Tony Williams, and Buddy Miles; Bronson keeps things rooted when Coryell heads for the stratosphere. Which is often…this is maybe the most “heroic” of this underappreciated guitar hero’s records. Mike Milchner’s remastering captures every coruscating note, and Bill Kopp’s liner notes feature an interview with drummer Wilkinson. One of the truly great jazz-rock guitarists, loud, free ‘n’ fiery!

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    Thursday
    Apr132017

    DORIS DAY: Day Time on the Radio—Lost Radio Duets from The Doris Day Show (1952-1953) CD

  • A Top-Grossing Movie Star and Charting Recording Artist, Doris Day Was a Multimedia Superstar in the ‘50s and ‘60s

  • One Little-Known Facet of Her Glittering Career Is Her Stint as a Radio Host in 1952 and 1953

  • The Doris Day Show Aired 60 Broadcasts from March1952 to May 1953, and Was Recorded in Front of a Live Hollywood Audience and Preserved on 16-Inch Transcription Discs

  • Each Show Presented an Intimate Gathering of Famous Friends Filled with Laughter and Music, as Doris Joined Her Guests at the Piano for Renditions of Songs That She Often Had Never Recorded

  • Day Time on the Radio—Lost Radio Duets from the Doris Day Show (1952-1953) Includes 32 Rare Performances Featuring 27 Duets and Five Solo Performances

  • Duet Partners Include Day’s Favorite Leading Man Gordon MacRae, Plus Singers Tony Martin, Howard Keel, and Smilin’ Jack Smith

  • Also Features Movie Stars Kirk Douglas, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, and Broderick Crawford

  • A Mixture of Traditional, Great American Songbook, and Broadway Fare

  • Hidden Bonus Tracks Feature the Opening “It’s Magic” and Closing “Love to Be with You” Radio Themes Sans Announcer

  • Detailed Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Rare Photos

  • The First Authorized Release of Doris ’Long-Lost Radio Performances, and a Major Addition to Her Discography 

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    Doris Day: Day Time on the Radio—Lost Radio Duets from The Doris Day Show (1952-1953). CD

    One couldn’t imagine a better opening number for the radio program The Doris Day Show than “It’s Magic,” for each week between March 1952 and May 1953, the versatile song stylist and beloved motion picture star cast a spell over listeners worldwide with an intimate gathering of famous friends filled with music and laughter. Over the course of five dozen broadcasts of The Doris Day Show—recorded in Hollywood in front of a live audience and happily preserved on 16-inch transcription discs—Doris joined her special guests at the piano for performances of songs she often had never commercially recorded. This is a largely unknown and scarcely documented facet of Doris’ career, and Day Time on the Radio brings to light no less than 32 rarities including 27 duets and five solo performances. Among her notable foils are frequent leading man Gordon MacRae, who starred in five pictures with Doris; here the two of them sing a total of four duets, highlighted by their medley of “Cuddle Up a Little Closer”/”Till We Meet Again.” Movie stars Kirk Douglas, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan (!), and Broderick Crawford all prove willing and able duet partners, while the more musically-inclined Tony Martin, Howard Keel, Smilin’ Jack Smith, and Frank Loesser lend their formidable talents to a mix of traditional and Broadway-inspired fare.

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    Wednesday
    Apr122017

    2017 Record Store Day Releases

    AVAILABLE APRIL 22, 2017 AT YOUR LOCAL RECORD STORE

    Cheap Trick: The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (Limited Yellow Vinyl Edition). LP

    If a group’s made up of two genuine rock star types, a Huntz Hall lookalike with a guitar fetish, and a guy who looks like an accountant, which one d’ya think would keep track of its recording archive? Don’t worry, it’s not a “trick” question—it is indeed the bespectacled Bun E. Carlos, the drummer for the original line-up of Cheap Trick, who has not only commented on every track (as faithfully transcribed by Ken Sharp) but provided much of the source material for this collection of rarities from the band’s early days, 18 tracks (all making their vinyl debut) that reconfirm that the singular blend of classic rock, power pop, and glam—and inspired visual style— wielded by this outfit of Rockford, Illinois places them among the first rank of American rock ‘n’ roll bands. First up are three 1975 demos (of “Come On, Come On,” “Southern Girls,” and “Taxman, Mr. Thief”) they cut at Ardent Studios in 1975 prior to signing a record deal, followed by early, 1976-1977 studio takes (produced by Jack Douglas) of “You’re All Talk” and “I Want You to Want Me,” an outtake, “Lookout,” from their debut record, and an alternate (and nasty) version of “I Dig Go-Go Girls.” On deck are an instrumental version of “Oh Boy” (the B-side to “I Want You to Want Me”) and live versions of “You’re All Talk” and “Goodnight” from a 1977 stand at the Whiskey, and a pair of alternate takes from the Heaven Tonight album, “Stiff Competition” and “Surrender.” Also inside are five rarities from the band’s famed Japanese tours, including the single version of “Ain’t That a Shame,” the promo-only release “Lookout,” and three tracks from the outof- print Budokan II album, “Stiff Competition,” “How Are You,” and “On Top of the World.” The “no strings” version of “Dream Police” rounds out the collection in fine style. Compiled by producer Tim Smith, remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York, and featuring unseen photos by Robert Alford inside and outside the gatefold jacket, this special Record Store Day exclusive double-LP comes in bright yellow vinyl limited to 2200 copies! But wait…we have one more “trick” up our sleeve. A photo signed by all four founding Cheap Trick members Bun E. Carlos, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson, and Robin Zander has been randomly inserted inside 100 out of the 2200 copies manufactured…we at Real Gone Music wish all RSD customers the best of luck!

    The Meters: The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (Limited Red, Yellow & Green Vinyl Edition). (3-LP Set)

    How would you like to hear a new side—or should we say sides—of the world’s greatest funk band? This 3-LP, 40-track collection 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 (all but two co-produced by the late, great Allen Toussaint) 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 vinyl since their original 45 release (the first three LP sides are all mono; the last three, featuring the later Reprise and Warner Bros. singles, presents all stereo single mixes). These songs represent the mother lode of New Orleans funk, classic tracks like “Sophisticated Cissy,” “Cissy Strut,” “Look-Ka Py Py,” “Chicken Strut,” “Hand Clapping Song,” “Hey Pocky A-Way,” and more. And, with liner notes by Bill Dahl featuring quotes from Nocentelli, Neville, and Porter, this 3- LP set offers the best vinyl retrospective to date of this enormously influential band. And how’s the sound? Well, after extensive and exhaustive tape research, we were able to come up with original tape sources for all but five of these single sides, and the remastering—by Mike Milchner at SonicVision—is tight. Limited to 1000 copies in red, yellow and green vinyl…another must-have Record Store Day exclusive from Real Gone Music!

    Friday
    Mar102017

    CHEAP TRICK The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979) CD

  • Wielding a Signature Blend of Classic Rock, Power Pop, and Glam, Rockford, Illinois’ Cheap Trick Belong in the First Rank of American Rock ’N’ Roll Bands

  • Original Drummer Bun E. Carlos Has Long Been the Group’s Resident Archivist

  • Now, Real Gone Music Presents an 18-Track CD of Cheap Trick Rarities, Many Provided by Bun E. Carlos Himself

  • Bun E. Comments on Each Track in the Liner Notes, as told to Ken Sharp

  • Includes Three Demos Cut at Ardent Studios Prior to Signing a Record Deal

  • Also Includes Four Early Tracks Produced by Jack Douglas, the Instrumental
    “Oh Boy” B-Side, and Two 1977 Live Performances from the Whisky

  • Features Two Alternate Takes from the Heaven Tonight Sessions

  • Five Rare Live Recordings from Cheap Trick’s Legendary Japanese Tours

  • The “No Strings ”Version of “Dream Police” Rounds Out the Set

  • Includes Rare Photos by Robert Alford

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

  • A Worthy Addition to August Cheap Trick Discography 

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    CHEAP TRICK: The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979). CD

    If a group’s made up of two genuine rock star types, a Huntz Hall lookalike with a guitar fetish, and a guy who looks like an accountant, which one d’ya think would keep track of its recording archive? Don’t worry, it’s not a “trick” question—it is indeed the bespectacled Bun E. Carlos, the drummer for the original line-up of Cheap Trick, who has not only commented on every song (as told to Ken Sharp) but provided much of the source material for this collection of rarities from the band’s early days, 18 tracks that reconfirm that the singular blend of classic rock, power pop, and glam—and inspired visual style—wielded by this outfit of Rockford, Illinois places them among the first rank of American rock ‘n’ roll bands. First up are three 1975 demos (of “Come On, Come On,” “Southern Girls,” and “Taxman, Mr. Thief”) they cut at Ardent Studios in 1975 prior to signing a record deal, followed by early, 1976-1977 studio takes (produced by Jack Douglas) of “You’re All Talk” and “I Want You to Want Me,” an outtake, “Lookout,” from their debut record, and an alternate (and nasty) version of “I Dig Go-Go Girls.” On deck are an instrumental version of “Oh Boy” (the B-side to “I Want You to Want Me”) and live versions of “You’re All Talk” and “Goodnight” from a 1977 stand at the Whisky, and a pair of alternate takes from the Heaven Tonight album, “Stiff Competition” and “Surrender.” Also inside are five rarities from the band’s famed Japanese tours, including the single version of “Ain’t That a Shame,” the promo-only release “Lookout,” and three tracks from the out-of-print Budokan II album, “Stiff Competition,” “How Are You,” and “On Top of the World.” The “no strings” version of “Dream Police” rounds out the collection in fine style. Compiled by producer Tim Smith, remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York, and featuring photos by Robert Alford, The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979) takes its place as a key release in the august Cheap Trick discography

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    Friday
    Mar102017

    MARC JONSON Years (Expanded Edition) CD

  • Marc Jonson’s Debut Album Years Is One of the Rarest and Most Treasured Albums in the Voluminous Vanguard Vaults

  • Never Reissued on Vinyl or CD or Even Bootlegged

  • A Lost Psych/Folk Baroque Pop Masterpiece Reminiscent of Tim Buckley’s Goodbye and Hello,
    Phil Ochs’ Pleasures of the Harbor, and Bill Fay’s Self-Titled First Album, with the Intimate Touch of Big Star

  • Expanded Reissue Includes Four Bonus Tracks Featuring a Non-LP Single Side and Single Mixes

  • Produced for Reissue by Pat Thomas

  • Liner Notes by Steve Simels Feature a Detailed Interview with Marc Jonson

  • Remastered from Original Tapes by John Baldwin 

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    MARC JONSON: Years (Expanded Edition). CD

    The Vanguard Records label is known for some obscure gems, but Marc Jonson's 1972 debut album Years, just might be the rarest—and the fairest—of them all! Not only has it never been reissued on vinyl or CD or even bootlegged, but this lost psych folk/baroque pop masterpiece marked quite a departure for a label known for its traditional folk, blues, and roots music. Comparisons have been made to Tim Buckley's Goodbye & Hello, Phil Ochs' Pleasures of the Harbor, Bill Fay's first album as well as other obscure Popsike legends such as Bobb Trimble, John Pantry, and David Stoughton…throw in a touch of the intimate vibe of Big Star and you’ll have an idea of the coolness that awaits those who discover (or rediscover) this cult classic. As Jonson remarks in the liner notes, "I used left over harpsichords from classical sessions the night before. I hired string players and a string arranger. I even met a street player named Steven Gardner who played the recorder!"  Produced for reissue by Pat Thomas, this expanded reissue of Years sports many rare vintage photos, a detailed interview with Marc Jonson by Steve Simels , an ace remastering job (from the original tapes) by John Baldwin , and four bonus tracks featuring plus a non-LP single and several 7 inch single mixes, all never before on CD!

     

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    Friday
    Mar102017

    HONEYBEAT Groovy 60s Girl Pop

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    • 60s Pop Collectors Have Long Lusted After the Many Rare Tracks Lurking in the Sony Archives 

    • Compiled by Sheila Burgel, producer of the Japanese Girl Pop Series Nippon Girls, Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl Pop Offers 19 Rare Girl Pop Finds from Deep in the Sony Vaults 

    • About a Third of the Songs Have Never Been Reissued; the Rest Have Only Appeared on Obscure Imports, Some of Dubious Origin 

    • The 19 Tunes Hail from Nine Different Labels: Columbia, Date, RCA Victor, Epic, Bell, OKeh, Sound Stage 7, Groove, and Amy 

    • Features an Unreleased Track, Dorothy Jones’ “Talk That Sweet Talk" 

    • Burgel’s Detailed Liner Notes Include, Whenever Possible, Interviews with the Original Artists, Who Recall Their Long-Ago Bouts with the Music Business in Frank and Moving Fashion 

    • Rare, Never Before Seen Photos 

    • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

    • Produced by Sheila Burgel and Sony Legacy’s Rob Santos

    • Special Gatefold Jacket LP Version Features 14 Tracks Selected and Sequenced by Burgel

    • LP Limited to 1200 Copies in Violet 180-Gram Vinyl

    • A Treasure Trove of Rarities for the Girl Group Collector, a Seamless Listen for a Vintage Pop Fan, and a Welcome Journey Back to a More Innocent Time in the Record Business 

    HONEYBEAT: Groovy 60s Girl Pop CD and (Limited Violet Vinyl Edition) LP

    Hey, ‘60s pop collectors…do you suppose there might be some killer rare tracks lurking inside the Sony archives? Yeah, that’s what we thought, too…so we enlisted girl group expert extraordinaire Sheila Burgel (producer of the Japanese girl pop series Nippon Girls among other prodigious collecting feats) to go tape spelunking and see what she could come up with. And man, was THAT a good decision—cuz Sheila (and Sony Legacy producer Rob Santos) have emerged triumphantly from their journey into the deepest nooks and crannies of the Sony vaults with 19 fantastic girl pop finds that sound like they shoulda been, coulda been hits had anybody heard them the first time around! Just to give you an idea of how deep these tracks are, these 19 songs hail from no less than nine different labels (Columbia, Date, RCA Victor, Epic, Bell, OKeh, Sound Stage 7, Groove, and Amy); about a third of them have never been reissued anywhere (one, Dorothy Jones’ “Talk That Sweet Talk,” is previously unreleased), and the rest have only appeared on obscure imports, some of dubious origin. What’s more, for her detailed liner notes, Sheila has whenever possible tracked down and interviewed the artist(s) in question, in some cases stirring up long dormant and emotionally charged memories of their days in the music business, with rare, never before seen photos lending color to their accounts. Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York, Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl Pop offers a treasure trove of rarities for the girl group collector, a seamless listen for a vintage pop fan, and a much-needed journey back to a more innocent time in the record business. SPECIAL NOTE FOR VINYL COLLECTORS: Sheila has also selected and sequenced 14 of the 19 tracks for a special 180-gram, violet vinyl gatefold edition limited to 1200 copies!

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    Friday
    Feb242017

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris

  • Remastered by Chris LeMonde

  • Added Photos

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

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

    We’d be the first to admit that a David Allan Coe hits collection is something of a contradiction in terms. Despite having written some of the most hallowed songs in country music, tunes like “Take This Job and Shove It” and “Would You Lay with Me (in a Field of Stone),” nobody would ever confuse Coe with a popular country artist. The man is outlaw to his core, having offended just about everybody inside (and a lot of people outside) the country music business during the course of his riotous career. But because he is such a great songwriter and honky tonk singer, he did manage score 31 chart hits despite his best efforts at career sabotage (that some of these gripping performances didn’t score higher on the charts is testimony to just how far out of the country mainstream he was and is). And you’ll find all of them here on this 2-CD collection, which serves not only as a great career overview but also takes its place as the most comprehensive Coe collection to date. Among the highlights here: “Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile,” “You Never Even Called Me by Name,” “The Ride,” “She Used to Love Me a Lot,” “Longhaired Redneck,” and his hit with Willie Nelson, “I’ve Already Cheated on You,” most of them produced by countrypolitan producer par excellence Billy Sherrill, who definitely had his hands full trying to sand off the rough edges of David Allan Coe! Chris Morris supplies the notes for The Complete Hits, which features photos and remastering by Chris LeMonde. Some of the hardest country ever recorded.

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    Friday
    Feb242017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios

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

  • Added Rare Photos

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

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

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

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    Friday
    Feb242017

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

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

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

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

  • Also Includes Hooky Melodies Like on the Title Tune

  • First Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • White Witch Vinyl Edition

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

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

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