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Thursday
Oct252012

Barbara Lewis

We have a limited number of booklets and tray cards signed by Barbara Lewis. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed.

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

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• The Most Comprehensive Barbara Lewis Collection Ever Released— and the Only One in Print

• The A and B-Sides of All 17 Singles She Recorded for the Atlantic Label, Many Never Before on CD— 34 Tracks in All

• Material Is Beloved Among Beach Music and Northern Soul Fans

• Richie Unterberger's Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Barbara Lewis

• Mastered by Charles Benson

• Features Such '60 Pop-Soul Essentials as "Hello Stranger," "Baby I'm Yours" and "Make Me Your Baby"

BARBARA LEWIS: The Complete Atlantic Singles (2-CD Set)

With her purring passionate voice and arrangements both spare and sumptuous, Barbara Lewis recorded some of the best soul-pop of the 1960s.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Percy Faith

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• Both Music of Christmas Albums on One 2-CD Set

• Both Albums Rank at the Top of Wish Lists of Christmas Music Fans

• The Original 1954 Mono Version of Music of Christmas Has Never Been Issued on Legitimate CD

• Features Original, Iconic Cover Art from Music of Christmas and Hallelujah! Albums

• Sparkling New Remastering by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

• Includes Three Christmas-Themed Bonus Singles

• New Liner Notes

PERCY FAITH: The Complete Music of Christmas (2-CD Set)

You know a Christmas album is classic when it gets re-recorded in stereo five years after its initial release. You know it’s an all-time classic when that re-recording hits the charts a full five years after its initial release.

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Thursday
Oct252012

EL TOPO: Soundtrack Album

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The Soundtrack Album to the Legendary Cult Classic, First Released on Apple Records in 1971

First-Ever Stand-Alone CD Reissue

First-Ever Legitimate LP Reissue

The Original Gatefold Album Cover Faithfully Reproduced, Along with Four-Page Booklet Featuring Bizarre Images from the Film

CD Booklet Includes New Liner Notes

Mastered by Joe Yannece at Classic Sound

LP Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl

Lacquer Cutting by Carl Rowatti at TruTone Mastering

Produced for Release by ABKCO’s In-House Engineer Teri Landi and Mick Gochanour

EL TOPO: Soundtrack Album (LP & CD Release)

Championed by everybody from John Lennon to Peter Gabriel to Marilyn Manson—and decried by “Establishment” critics ranging from Vincent Canby to Gene Siskel —El Topo remains one of the most controversial movies ever made.

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Monday
Oct222012

Perry Como

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All of Perry Como's Classic, Holiday- Themed Recordings for RCA on One 3-CD Set

Includes the Best-Selling Christmas Albums Perry Como Sings Christmas, Around the Christmas Tree, Season's Greetings from Perry Como and The Perry Como Christmas Album

Also Features 13 Singles, an Album Outtake and Two Rare, Radio Spoken-Word Introductions— 53 Tracks in All

Liner Notes by Richard Carpenter Compilation Produced by

Richard Carpenter and Jim Pierson

Tracks Taken from Original Tapes and Mastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios, NYC

PERRY COMO: Complete RCA Christmas Collection (3-CD Set)

A roaring fire, something warm to wear (probably a cardigan) and the crooning call of Perry Como—such has been the comforting recipe for countless Christmas celebrations across generations.

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Monday
Oct222012

Doris Day

We have a limited number of booklets and tray cards to our Doris Day: The Complete Christmas Collection signed by the great lady herself. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available.

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• The Complete Holiday-Themed Recordings from Iconic Singer and Movie Star Doris Day

• 22 Tracks Including the Classic 1964 release The Doris Day Christmas Album

• Also Includes Rare Single Sides and Radio & TV Performances from Doris Day's Private Archive

• Doris Day's 2011 Album My Heart Was an International Smash

DORIS DAY: The Complete Christmas Collection. CD

A 22-track collection containing Doris’ complete, holiday-themed recordings, plus some real rarities! Given the international success of her 2011 album My Heart, we felt ‘twas the season to re-release this anthology, which draws from both the Columbia vaults and Doris’ private collection.

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Monday
Oct222012

David Peel

 

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First 40 customers to order this CD from us will get a autographed copy.

• The 1968 Countercultural Classic, Reissued on a Stand-Alone CD for the First Time in America

• Liner Notes Features Quotes from David Peel

• Timely Release on the Eve of Election and in the Middle of Ongoing Pot Legalization Controversy

• Features "I Like Marijuana," "Here Comes a Cop" and "Up Against the Wall"

DAVID PEEL & THE LOWER EAST SIDE: Have a Marijuana. CD

Spawned by the same anarcho-street-folk-punk movement that gave rise to such colorful personalities as the Fugs and Holy Modal Rounders, David Peel has been singing songs and politically agitating on the streets of lower New York for over 45 years (he recently was a fixture at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations).

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Monday
Oct222012

SSgt. Barry Sadler

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• Timely Reissue of the Controversial Album That Was #1 for 5 Weeks in 1966

• The Song "Ballad of the Green Berets" Hit #1 on the Pop Charts and #2 on the Country Charts

• Includes SSgt. Sadler's Other Hit, "The 'A' Team," as a Bonus Track

• Real Gone Reissue Includes New Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

SSgt. BARRY SADLER: Ballads of the Green Berets. CD

Depending upon your age, political persuasion and/or aesthetic sensibility, this 1966 album could be viewed as a courageous, patriotic rejoinder to the antiwar fervor then sweeping the nation, or as a jingoistic, war-mongering screed, or as an unintentionally hilarious camp classic.

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Tuesday
Sep182012

Autographed Dion, Shoes and Zacherle the Cool Ghoul!

Wednesday
Aug292012

Johnny Mathis Autographs!

Tuesday
Aug142012

REAL GONE MUSIC’S EARLY FALL RELEASES

Dion, Shoes, Zacherle, David Cassidy and Grateful Dead reissues on Real Gone Music for early Fall.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real Gone Music’s early Fall releases, due out October 2, 2012, are highlighted by Dion’s The Complete Laurie Singles, featuring the multi-decade superstar’s most famous and influential solo recordings (both A and B sides) plus 35 Years: The Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012, a 21-song chronicle of both indie and major label recordings by Midwest power-pop legends Shoes.

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Tuesday
Aug142012

DION

First 100 customers to order this CD from us will get a autographed copy by Dion himself! First come first serve and only one autographed copy per customer’s order allowed. UPDATE FROM OCTOBER 7 - THERE ARE STILL A FEW AUTOGRAPHED COPIES AVAILABLE. Order Now! AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available.

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• First-Ever Collection to Present All of Dion’s Original Laurie Singles— the Recordings That Made Him a Solo Superstar

• Most Original Mono Single Mixes Never on CD

• Many Songs Either Never on CD or Hard to Find

• Remastered from Original Tapes at Capitol Studios by Kevin Bartley with Assistance from Andrew Sandoval

• Comprehensive Liner Notes by Ed Osborne Including Vintage Photos and Single Shots

• Includes Such Huge Hits as “Runaround Sue,” “The Wanderer,” “Lovers Who Wander” and “Abraham, Martin and John”

DION: The Complete Laurie Singles (2-CD Set)

He led the most popular white vocal group of the late ‘50s. He was one of the first (and very few) artists to transition successfully from a group to a solo career.

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Tuesday
Aug142012

SHOES

 

First 50 customers to order this CD from us will get a autographed copy by all three Shoes-Gary Klebe, Jeff Murphy and John Murphy! First come first serve and only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular versions of the CD's are still available.  

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First-Ever Career-Spanning Retrospective of the Power Pop Legends, Celebrating 35 Years of Recordings

Includes 21 Tracks Taken from All Eight of Their Studio Albums, from 1977's DIY Classic Black Vinyl Shoes to 2012's Critically-Lauded Ignition

Liner Notes Includes Exclusive Quotes from the Band and Photos from Their Private Archive

Released to Coincide with a New Biography of the Band, Boys Don't Lie—A History of Shoes

SHOES: 35 Years—the Definitive Shoes Collection 1977-2012. CD

Improbably hailing from the dry town of Zion, Illinois on the banks of Lake Michigan—where not even bikinis were permitted—Shoes were formed, like a lot of rock bands, by three kids who were just looking for something to do. The difference? Very few bands—none actually come to mind—write and perform perfectly crafted power pop songs for 35 years and counting.

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Tuesday
Aug142012

DAVID CASSIDY

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First-Ever American Release in any Format of the Sole ‘80s Release from the former Partridge Family Teen Idol

• Features the European Smash Hits “She Knows All About Boys” and “The Last Kiss” (Featuring George Michael on Vocals)

Production and Songwriting Work by Alan Tarney (a-ha, Squeeze, Leo Sayer, Matthew Sweet)

New Liner Notes by Mike Ragogna

DAVID CASSIDY: Romance. CD

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Tuesday
Aug142012

JOHN ZACHERLE

First 50 customers to order this CD from us will get a autographed copy by John Zacherle himself! First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer’s order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

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Just in Time for Halloween, Two Classic Cameo Parkway Albums from the Cool Ghoul Himself!

Features the Top Ten Hit, “Dinner with Drac” Includes Four Non-LP Bonus Tracks

New Liner Notes by John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful

Original, Hilarious Album Art Included

JOHN ZACHERLE: Monster Mash/Scary Tales. CD

Straight from the crypts, er, vaults of Cameo Parkway comes this fiendish find, a gruesome twosome of vintage albums from the Cool Ghoul himself, the original TV horror host, Zacherle! The first of these albums hit #44 on the charts, as it boasts Zach’s Top Ten hit, “Dinner With Drac” (plus, as a bonus, its flipside, “Dinner with Drac Pt. 2”), but his sleeve notes are worth the price of admission alone—and these albums come to you in original “moan-o.” None other than Zach acolyte (Zacholyte?) John Sebastian chips in with new notes, too.

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Saturday
Jul282012

GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS

  • 45 Tracks, the Most Comprehensive Gary Lewis & the Playboys Collection Ever Compiled

  • All Original Mono Singles Mixes, Most Never Before on CD

  • Features Rare B-Sides and a Promo-Only Track, "Way Way Out"

  • Liner Notes Feature Interviews with Bones Howe, Snuff Garrett,
    Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner and Gary Lewis Himself 

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GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS: The Complete Liberty Singles (2-CD Set)

The definitive Gary Lewis & the Playboys collection is back!

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Saturday
Jul282012

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 28

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

Dick's Picks 28 Is  Considered One of the Stand-Out Volumes in the Series 

“Dick” was Dick Latvala, the official tape archivist for the Grateful Dead until 1999, whose inspiration and encyclopedic knowledge of the band’s vaults spawned the fabled Dick’s Picks series of live Dead concert recordings. Comprised of 36 volumes, Dick’s Picks follows the band on its long, strange trip through a multitude of eras, tours and venues, featuring handpicked shows that display the band at its visionary, improvisational height. Now, Real Gone Music is finally bringing this unparalleled cache of Dead concert brilliance to record stores—many of these volumes have never been available at music retail, and the others have been unavailable for close to a decade!

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GRATEFUL DEAD:  Dick’s Picks Vol. 28—2/26/73 Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE 2/28/73 Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT (4-CD Set)

These two 1973 concerts take place about two weeks after the Dead added a large number of new, jazzy numbers to their repertoire, one of which (“Eyes of the World”) plays a central role in both shows excerpted here (though these are not complete shows, only one song, “Deal,” that was played either of these nights does not appear here in at least in one version). As usual, it’s the medleys that hold the most jaw-dropping feats of improvisational derring-do; the first night’s “Dark Star/Eyes of the World/Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” is seamlessly sublime (or is that sublimely seamless?), while the second night’s “Truckin’/The Other One/Eyes of the World/”Morning Dew” covers a prodigious amount of terrain, from raucous to frenzied to lilting to lyrical in the space of nearly one glorious hour. Also noted with pleasure is the appearance of “Box of Rain,” which the Dead performed live sparingly. Presented in HDCD sound—never before available in stores!

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Saturday
Jul282012

Johnny Mathis

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular versions of the CD's are still available.

Johnny Mathis Autographs!

One signed booklet or tray card from either Johnny Mathis release to the first 70 customers who buy both releases from us on the same order (anybody who has already ordered both from us on the same order will get a signed piece of artwork from one of the titles).  Only one autograph allowed per customer.

  • Johnny Mathis' Classic Mercury Albums on CD for the First Time Ever

  • Remastered from the Original Tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Liner Notes by Jim Ritz Feature an Exclusive Interview with Johnny Mathis

  • Love Is Everything Includes an Entire Album of Unreleased Broadway-Themed Material as Bonus Tracks 

Johnny Mathis’s mid-‘60s sides for the Mercury label have long been overlooked, even though they rank among the most commercially and artistically successful recordings of his career. Why? Well, for one thing, Johnny has been a flagship artist for Columbia Records for so long that folks have just plain forgotten that he spent three years apart from the label. But more importantly, those recordings, most notably the ten LPs he cut for Mercury, have been out of print during the entire compact disc era, as only Johnny’s Christmas album has ever come out on CD and a few assorted songs on a now-deleted double-CD package issued by Columbia 15 years ago.

Now, by special arrangement with Sony Music, the artist and his management, Real Gone Music is proudly issuing these essential albums (everything but the Christmas album, which remains in print) on compact disc for the first time, nearly 50 years after Johnny’s first release on Mercury. Each release consists of two albums, each newly remastered at Battery Studios in New York, complete with original art and comprehensive liner notes featuring an exclusive interview of Johnny by pop vocal expert James Ritz (who counts these Mercury albums as his favorite Mathis recordings, by the way). And our first wave of releases includes an unreleased album of Broadway-themed songs recorded by Johnny in 1964-1965!

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JOHNNY MATHIS: Tender Is the Night/Wonderful World of Make-Believe. CD

Johnny’s first two “secular” albums for Mercury (his first release for the label was Sounds of Christmas) both hit the charts in 1964, with Tender Is the Night going all the way up to #12. Both albums feature Johnny’s dreamy takes on stage and film songs, and Tender boasts arrangements by the great Don Costa.

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Saturday
Jul282012

DAVID CASSIDY

  • David Cassidy's Solo Album Catalog Has Largely Been Unavailable for Decades

  • Cassidy Live Has Never Been on CD, Gettin' It in the Street Only on CD in Japan

  • Gettin' It in the Street Never Received a Proper U.S. Release on Vinyl, So Extra-Collectible

  • New Remastering by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Liner Notes by '70s Pop Expert Lisa Sutton 

If the late ‘50s/early ‘60s were the first Golden Age for rock ‘n’ roll teen idols, the early-to-mid-‘70s were definitely the second. And, just like it did the first time around with such stars as Ricky Nelson and Paul Petersen, television played a huge role in launching the careers of many ‘70s heartthrobs. Teen idols like Bobby Sherman, Donny Osmond and Leif Garrett received tremendous exposure on TV, which led to more record sales, which led to more exposure, and so on. But perhaps the king of them all (or, more appropriately, prince) was David Cassidy, eldest son of television’s Partridge Family. Cassidy’s star was so bright, in fact, that he was one of the very few ‘70s teen idols (Osmond is the only other one that comes to mind) that was able to achieve a successful, long-lived solo career after the initial burst of teen hype—in fact, it was Cassidy’s desire to tackle more mature musical material that in part led to the end of the show. Despite their commercial success, however, those solo recordings have remained largely unavailable, with only Cassidy’s first two albums seeing release on compact disc in this country. Now, Real Gone Music is delving into David’s rich catalog with a series of releases featuring liner notes by ‘70s pop expert Lisa Sutton and new remastering by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC—and we’re starting with the two most collectible titles!

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DAVID CASSIDY: Cassidy Live! CD

Recorded in Britain during his 1974 world tour, this live album provides eloquent testimony both to the kind of hysteria David Cassidy concerts generated and to his global appeal.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

SANFORD AND TOWNSEND

  • Features the Huge Hit "Smoke from a Distant Fire"

  • CD Debut for Nail Me to the Wall

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti Feature an Interview with John Townsend 

First 35 customers to order the CD from us will get a booklet signed by Ed Sanford and Johnny Townsend ! First come first serve. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

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SANFORD AND TOWNSEND: Smoke from a Distant Fire/Nail Me to the Wall. CD

Is there any song that sums up the late ’70s music scene like “Smoke from a Distant Fire?” It had that blue-eyed soul, high-gloss L.A. production sound of the Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins and other superstars of the era, with the kind of hook only real pros could create.

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Tuesday
Jul172012

20/20

• Classic L.A. Power Pop from the Late '70s, Finally Back in Print

• Includes Two Single-Only Sides Never Before on CD

• Liner Notes and Photos Added

• Newly Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular versions of the CD's are still available.

First 35 customers to order the CD from us will get a booklet signed by founding band members Steve Allen and Ron Flynt! First come first serve.

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20/20: 20/20/Look Out! CD

Steve Allen and Ron Flynt followed the power pop path blazed by fellow Tulsa natives Phil Seymour and Dwight Twilley when they moved in 1977 to Los Angeles, where they formed (with Mike Gallo) what has universally become one of the most highly-regarded power pop/new wave outfits of the era, 20/20. How highly-regarded?

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