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Tuesday
Nov192013

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 10

  • Release of Dick's Picks 10 Honors the Hallowed Grateful Dead Tradition of Year End Concerts
  • One of the Most Acclaimed Performances in the Entire Series, Recorded at One of the Band's Favorite Venues, Winterland Arena
  • Features the First Rendition of "China Cat Sunflower" the Band Had Played in Three Years
  • Includes a Bonus Medley from the 12/30/77 Show 

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 10—Winterland Arena December 29, 1977  3CD Set

Starting with Vol. 36, we have been releasing the Dick’s Picks series in reverse order, but, with we are putting out Vol. 10 now to honor one of the most hallowed Grateful Dead traditions: the run of shows the band would put on in the Bay Area the last week of December leading up to the year’s end.

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Wednesday
Nov132013

Information on the autographed Animals Box Set

We are getting a lot of emails asking "How do I know if I was one of the first 100 to order?" We still have signed copies available.  When we run out of signed copies we will write on our web page and on the product detail page (in our web store)  that the signed copies are sold out so until that is done people should order.

 

 

Wednesday
Oct092013

The Animals

The first 100 customers to order the set from us will receive a copy of the box SIGNED BY ANIMALS LEAD VOCALIST ERIC BURDON HIMSELF!!! 


Led by Eric Burdon, The Animals Remain Among the Most Popular Bands of the British Invasion and of '60s Rock

Now, 50 Years After Their First Release, The Animals—the Mickie Most Years and More  Is the First-Ever Box Set Devoted to Their Work

5-CD Set Includes Their First Four American Albums: The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization 
• 16 Bonus Tracks Featuring Their Four-Song Debut EP, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Plus Four Tracks Previously Unreleased in the U.S., Three Single Versions, Four Alternate Versions & One U.K.-Only Track

Includes Such Classic Songs as "House of the Rising Sun," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "It's My Life" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

Newly Remastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering from the Original Mono Tapes

Each CD Includes Liner Notes by David Fricke of Rolling Stone

Includes Animals T-Shirt (Size Extra Large, 100% Cotton)

Brought to You by ABKCO Music and Records & Real Gone Music 

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THE ANIMALS: The Animals—the Mickie Most Years and More (5-CD Set)

They were right among the first rank of British Invasion bands, with 11 American chart hits in their first two years of existence.

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Wednesday
Oct092013

Tower of Power

  • Tower of Power, the Legendary R&B/Funk Horn Section and Band out of Oakland, CA, Is Celebrating Its 45th Anniversary in 2013

  • Hipper than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow): Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974 isaMajorAdditiontotheTowerofPower Discography, an Unreleased, Live-in-the-Studio Broadcast from WLIR in Long Island on May 14, 1974

  • The 2-CD Set Captures the Band at an Artistic and Commercial Peak, Fresh from Releasing the Album Back to Oakland

  • Includes Such Classic, Early ToP Cuts as "You're Still a Young Man," "Down to the Nightclub," "So Very Hard to Go," "Time Will Tell" and "What Is Hip?"

  • Features Lenny Williams on Vocals

  • Combines the Exceptional Fidelity of a Studio Album with the Intensity of a Live Performance

  • Liner Notes by Noted R&B Producer Leo Sacks, Featuring Quotes from Band Founder and Leader Emilio Castillo

  • Added Photos

  • Fully Authorized by Tower of Power 

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    TOWER OF POWER: Hipper Than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow)—Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974 (2-CD Set)

    On May 14, 1974, Tower of Power went to radio station WLIR in Hempstead, Long Island and played a live-in-the-studio show that set the station ablaze as well as the radios of any listeners that were lucky enough to hear it.

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    Wednesday
    Oct022013

    Lisa Fischer

    • Lisa Fischer Is One of the Featured Backup Singers in the Hit Documentary 20 Feet from Stardom

    • Fischer Has Sung on Every Rolling Stones Tour Since the '80s, and Has Supplied Backup Vocals for Everybody from Sting to Tina Turner to
      Luther Vandross

    • So Intense Is the Only Solo Album She Has Released During Her Long and Distinguished Career

    • Includes Three Hits Featuring the #1 Song "How Can I Ease the Pain," Which Won a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance in 1992

    • Production by Luther Vandross and Narada Michael Walden

    • Deluxe Edition Includes Four Bonus Tracks

    • Liner Notes by Pat Thomas 

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    LISA FISCHER: So Intense CD (Deluxe Edition) 

    Anybody who has seen the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom knows that the title of this album is an apt one when it comes to Lisa Fischer.

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    Wednesday
    Oct022013

    The Obsessed

    • The Obsessed Frontman Scott "Wino" Weinrich Is an American Metal Legend, Hailed by Everybody from Henry Rollins to Dave Grohl to Ian MacKaye

    • The Church Within Has Never Been Reissued at Retail in Either CD or LP Format

    • Both Formats Feature Two Bonus Tracks, One Unreleased

    • Both Formats Include Added Photos and Original Album Art with Lyrics

    • Both Formats Also Include a New Note from Wino Himself

    • Double 180-Gram Vinyl Release Inside Gatefold Album

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    THE OBSESSED: The Church Within CD and LP

     Biker metal, doom metal, stoner metal…whatever metal subgenre you want to fit him into, Scott “Wino” Weinrich has been at the forefront of it for over thirty years.

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    Wednesday
    Oct022013

    The Alabama State Troupers

    • The Alabama State Troupers: Road Show Is a Certified Cult Classic and One of the Best Live Albums of Its Era

    • Real Gone Music's Release Is the First Authorized, Full-Length Reissue of This Album Ever in Any Format

    • The Album Features Memphis Music Mainstay Don Nix, Muscle Shoals-Based Back-Up Singer Jeanie Greene and Blues Legend Furry Lewis

    • Back-Up Band Includes Guitarists Wayne Perkins and Tippy Armstrong, Vocalists Marlin Greene and Brenda Patterson, Keyboardist Clayton Ivey, Bassist Bob Wray and Other Stellar Sidemen

    • Includes Original Gatefold Album Art

    • Liner Notes by Chris Morris Feature Exclusive Quotes from Don Nix

    • Photos 

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    THE ALABAMA STATE TROUPERS: Road Show (2-CD Set)

    One of the great, lost, legendary live albums in ‘70s rock finally sees a legitimate, full-length release with Real Gone Music’s deluxe, two-CD issue of The Alabama State Troupers: Road Show.

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    Tuesday
    Oct012013

    Free Shipping!

    Free shipping to our customers for the first week of October!  The offer's good for any domestic orders of any size for any title we're offering for sale on our website, including our brand-new releases from now thru October 6, 2013

    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    Belfegore

    • Long Out of Print 1984 Album from German Post-Punk/New Wave Band Belfegore

    • Produced by Famed Krautrock Producer Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Neu!, Cluster, Guru Guru)

    • Includes Six Bonus Tracks

    • "All That I Wanted" Was Featured in David Fincher's Film Adaptation
      of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    • Notes and Design by Long-Time Fan Tom D. Kline 

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     BELFEGORE: Belfegore (Deluxe Edition). CD

     Perhaps best known (until director David Fincher used “All That I Wanted” in his 2011 film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) for opening for U2 on their Unforgettable Fire tour, Belfegore started out as a German new wave band, but by the time this, their 1984 major label debut for Elektra, came out, they had moved in a harder, more industrial direction.

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    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    Tompall and the Glaser Brothers

    • Two Albums from the Outlaw Country Harmony Group Led by the Late, Great Tompall Glaser

    • Features the #2 Hit "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything
      I'll Ever Do Again)”

    • Notes by Colin Escott Feature Quotes from All Three
      Glaser Brothers 


     TOMPALL AND THE GLASER BROTHERS: Lovin’ Her Was Easier/After All These Years. CD

     With the recent passing of the great Tompall Glaser, it was time to reissue these two records, the fruit of the Glaser Brothers’ brief reunion in the early ‘80s, both released on the Elektra label.

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    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    Patti Page: Christmas with Patti Page (Deluxe Edition)

    • Patti Page's 1955 Christmas Album for the Mercury Label, Finally Back in Print

    • Includes Six Bonus Tracks, Four Licensed from the Patti Page Estate

    • Features Original 1955 Album Cover Art

    • Annotated by Patti Page's Nephew Timothy Akers

    • Mastered by Mike Milchner of SonicVision 

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    PATTI PAGE: Christmas with Patti Page (Deluxe Edition). CD

    Much like Percy Faith’s Music of Christmas, which Real Gone Music reissued last year, Christmas with Patti Page (not to be confused with the later album on the Columbia label) proved so popular that Mercury released multiple incarnations of the record.

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    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin's Classic 1960 Christmas Album Reissued in Stereo for the First Time Ever

    Includes Bonus Track, "Christmas Auld Lang Syne"

    Liner Notes by Darin Expert James Ritz

    Booklet Includes Rare Picture Sleeves

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    BOBBY DARIN: The 25th Day of December with Bobby Darin. CD

     Bobby Darin was probably the most versatile and fearless vocalist of his generation, fully capable and willing to tackle The Great American Songbook, rock and roll and even folk music with his impeccable phrasing and warm tone.

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    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    The New Christy Minstrels: Merry Christmas! The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings 1963-1966

    Classic Christmas Compilation from All-Time Great Folk Group The New Christy Minstrels

    Features the Albums
Merry Christmas and Christmas with the Christies

    Includes Five Bonus Tracks

     Liner Notes by NCM Authority Tom Pickles

     Features Photos from the Actual Recording Sessions 

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    THE NEW CHRISTY MINSTRELS: Merry Christmas! The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings 1963-1966. CD

     A 28-track collection containing not just two of the most beloved and sought-after holiday-themed albums of the ‘60s, the New Christy Minstrels’ Merry Christmas and Christmas with the Christies, but also five bonus sides to comprise the COMPLETE Christmas recordings by the all-time great folk group during their storied career on the Columbia label!

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    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    Andy Williams

     

    • Andy Williams Was "Mr. Christmas"
    • This Is the First-Ever Collection of His Complete Christmas Recordings
    • Includes the Multiple #1-Charting Albums The Andy Williams Christmas Album and Merry Christmas along with his 1974 album Christmas Present
    • Features the Christmas Chart Hits "White Christmas" and "Do You Hear What I Hear?" 
• Also Includes Definitive Renditions of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and "The Bells of St. Mary's"
    • Rarities Include the B-Side
"Ave Maria," Unreleased Foreign- Language Versions of "White Christmas," and the "Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart"/"The Wind, The Sand and the Star" Single
Andy Recorded for the Cadence Label
    • Notes by John Alexander
    • Photos
    • Remastered at Sony's Battery Studios in NYC by Sean Brennan 

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    ANDY WILLIAMS: The Complete Christmas Recordings (2-CD Set)

     Andy Williams didn’t gain the nickname “Mr. Christmas” for nothing. His first Christmas album, 1963’s The Andy Williams Christmas Album, remains one of the most popular holiday releases of all time, vaulting to #1 on the charts and staying there for nine weeks, and re-entering the Christmas charts 10 straight years after that, twice at #1! It also spawned a #1 holiday hit with his rendition of “White Christmas” and offered the definitive rendition of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” His second Christmas album, 1965’s Merry Christmas, also went to #1, this time for “only” three weeks, and re-entered the Christmas charts for five straight years, twice more at #1 (it, too, featured a Christmas charting single, the #18 hit version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?”). Yet, despite all this artistic and commercial success, there has never been a collection that compiled every seasonal side that Andy Williams recorded during his legendary career…until now!

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    Wednesday
    Sep112013

    Funky Christmas

  • First Reissue of Classic 1976 Christmas Compilation from the Cotillion Label

  • Features Hard-to-Find Recordings by Luther, the group Luther Vandross Formed Before He Went Solo

  • Also Includes Holiday-Themed Tracks from Saxmen Lou Donaldson and Willis Jackson, Legendary Soul Group The Impressions, Future Spinner John Edwards and Southern Soul Diva Margie Joseph

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Added Photos 

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    Various Artists: FUNKY CHRISTMAS. CD

     Issued on Atlantic Records’ Cotillion imprint, Funky Christmas is part of a venerable recording tradition: the holiday compilation featuring performances by a variety of artists from a single label, Phil Spector’s A Christmas Gift for You being the most prominent example.

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    Monday
    Aug122013

    Patti Page

    • Patti Page The Singin' Rage Was the Most Popular Female Vocalist of the '50s

    • Nevertheless, Her '60s Recordings for the Columbia Label Are Largely Unavailable on CD 

    • The Complete Columbia Singles 1962-1970 Collects 52 Tracks Including 12 Chart Hits and a Host of B-Sides Only Available on the Original 45's

    • From Nashville to L.A.—The Lost Columbia Masters Offers 24 Unreleased Tracks Including a Number of Country-Inflected Songs Recorded in Nashville

    • Liner Notes to Both Packages Written by Long-Time Page Fan and Friend Alan Eichler

    • Both Packages Include Photos from the Page Family Archive 

    • Remastered at Sony's Own Battery Studios 

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    PATTI PAGE: The Complete Columbia Singles 1962-1970. 2CD Set

    With the passing of Patti Page on New Year’s Day of this year – just weeks before she was scheduled to receive the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award – America lost one of its most distinctive and distinguished musical voices, the #1-selling female artist of the ‘50s and a remarkably versatile singer equally at home in the pop and country genres.

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    Monday
    Aug122013

    Perry Como: Just Out of Reach—Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins

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    • Perry Como Is One of the Most Beloved Pop Vocalists of All Time 
    • During the '70s, He Recorded Several Country-Pop Albums in Nashville with Chet Atkins 
    • Just Out of Reach—Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins Features 23 Hard-to-Find Studio Sides All Produced by Atkins

    • Includes the Complete Album Just Out of Reach, Plus Album Outtakes, Non-LP Single Sides and Spanish-Language Recordings

    • Liner Notes by Como Expert Jim Ritz

    • Added Photos 

    PERRY COMO: Just Out of Reach—Rarities from Nashville Produced by Chet Atkins. CD

     Perry Como was hardly the first pop vocalist to add country to his sound, but he might have been the most accomplished—recorded with Nashville producer-picker Chet Atkins, his 1975 album Just Out of Reach capped a three decade run of charting albums for the crooner, peaking at #142 in December of that year.

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    Monday
    Aug122013

    The Lords of the New Church

    • The Lords of the New Church were punk's first supergroup: Stiv Bators of the Dead Boys, Brian James of the Damned, Dave Tregugna of Sham 69 & Nick Turner of the Barracudas

    • Their First Three Albums Are Post-Punk Classics

    • All Three Albums Have Been Out of Print for Years

    • Newly Reissued with Liner Notes by Scott Schinder

    • Added Photos 

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    THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH: The Lords of the New Church. CD

     Phrases don’t get much more oxymoronic than “punk supergroup,” but there’s no getting around it: The Lords of the New Church had a pedigree no punk band could match. Lead singer Stiv Bators had spearheaded the Dead Boys, one of America’s preeminent young, loud and snotty outfits, while guitarist Brian James was the guitarist for the Damned, who, along with the Pistols and the Clash, were in the first wave and first rank of Britain’s punk groups.

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    Monday
    Aug122013

    Billy Preston

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    • Billy Preston Was a Child Prodigy
    • Famous for Being a Sideman to the Beatles and Being Signed to Their Label Apple Records
    • 16-Yr. Old Soul Was Preston's First Album
    • Recorded in 1963 for the Derby Imprint of Sam Cooke's SAR Label
    • Features Legendary Sidemen Earl Palmer, Gene Edwards and Clifford Hils
    • 11 Out of 12 Tracks Make Their CD Debut
    • Includes Two Non-LP Bonus Tracks
    • Liner Notes by Bill Dahl
    • Added Photos from the Cameo-Parkway Vaults
    • Sound Supervised by ABKCO's Chief Audio Engineer Teri Landi 

    BILLY PRESTON: 16-Yr. Old Soul. CD

     Many folks only became aware of Billy Preston in the late ‘60s through his work as a Beatles sideman and his signing to their Apple Records label as a solo artist.

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    Monday
    Aug122013

    Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 21

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    • The Legendary Series of Peak Live Shows, Carefully Culled Straight from the Band's Vault

    • Dick's Picks 21 Is the Only Dead Show from 1985 Ever Legitimately Released

    • Features Such Rarely-Performed Numbers as "Stagger Lee," "Comes a Time" and "She Belongs to Me"

    • Includes 40 Minutes of Bonus Material from a 1980 Show in Rochester, NY

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 21—Richmond, Virginia 11/1/85 (3-CD Set)

    Though 1985 is reckoned as one of the better years for Dead tours in the ‘80s, this particular Pick remains the only show from that year to see an official release.

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