Melissa Manchester Mathematics--The MCA Years (2-CD Set)

  • Melissa Manchester Spent Nearly a Decade at Clive Davis’ Arista Records, Where She Established Herself as One of the Finest Singer-Songwriters and Pop Interpreters of the Era

  • But in 1985, She Declared Her Independence from Davis by Signing with MCA and Releasing Mathematics, Which Boldly Re-Invented Her Sound by Embracing New Wave, Dance-Oriented Synthpop, and Hi-NRG Sounds

  • Produced by George Duke, Brock Walsh, Robbie Nevil, and Trevor Veitch Under the Aegis of Executive Producer Quincy Jones

  • Featured All-Star Session Musicians Like Lee Ritenour, Toto’s Steve Lukather, “Maniac” Star Michael Sembello, John Robinson, Jerry Hey, Paulinho DaCosta, and The Waters Family

  • Melissa’s Only Album for MCA, Mathematics Makes Its CD Debut on Disc One of This Collection

  • Disc Two Includes All of the Period Remixes and the B-Side “Full of Yourself”

  • Features Three Unreleased Outtakes: the Never-Before-Heard “Water from the Moon” and “Skin on Skin,” and the Never Commercially Available “Just One Star Beyond,” written by Melissa and Craig Safan for the Sci-Fi Cult Classic The Last Starfighter

  • The Bonus Disc Concludes with CD Debuts of All Three Versions of the Oscar-Nominated “The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye”) from the Soundtrack of The Promise and the Al Jarreau Duet “The Music of Goodbye” from Out of Africa

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Liner Notes from The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese Include Fresh Quotes from Melissa Manchester

  • Long, Long Requested by Melissa’s Fans

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    Melissa Manchester Mathematics--The MCA Years (2-CD Set)

    Melissa Manchester announced her independence from Arista Records when she signed to MCA Records after nearly a decade with Clive Davis’ famous label. At Arista, Manchester had established herself as oneof the finest singer-songwriters of the era as well as a first-class pop interpreter. At MCA, she reinvented herself further by jumping headfirst into the world of dance-oriented synthpop, Hi-NRG, and new wave. 1985’s Mathematics bore the period’s hallmark of multiple big-name producers: George Duke, Brock Walsh, Robbie Nevil, TrevorVeitch, and executive producer Quincy Jones. Mathematics featured the A-list of Los Angeles’ session musicians like John Robinson, Jerry Hey, Paulinho DaCosta, and Lee Ritenour, plus backgrounds from the Waters family and special guests such as Toto’s Steve Lukather and “Maniac” star Michael Sembello. But the real star of the album was Melissa Manchester’s powerful voice in a new setting of infectious, bubbly dance-pop rhythms. Over the years, Mathematics has become one of Melissa’s most beloved albums, and certainly her most in-demand. But it’s never been released on CD...until now. Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to present the definitive, 2-CD edition of this classic album. Mathematics: The MCA Years boasts the newly-remastered, full-length original album on Disc One while Disc Two boasts all of the original period remixes, the B-side “So Full of Yourself,” and three outtakes: the never- before-heard “Water from the Moon” and “Skin on Skin,” and the never commercially available “Just One Star Beyond,” written by Melissa and Craig Safan for the sci-fi cult classic The Last Starfighter. And that’s not all. Mathematics: The MCA Years also adds all three versions of the Oscar-nominated “The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye)” from the soundtrack of The Promise for the very first time on CD plus the Al Jarreau duet “The Music of Goodbye” from Out of Africa. This deluxe package has been remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision Mastering. It’s topped off with new liner notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese featuring fresh quotes from Melissa. The ‘80s has never sounded so good!

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    Cheap Trick: The Epic Archive Vol. 2 (1980-1983) (Limited Clear Vinyl Edition) (2-LP Set)

    Cheap Trick fans positively inhaled our first batch of rarities on vinyl, so we’re back with 16 more lost tracks from Rockford, Illinois’ finest! Except this time, Ken Sharp’s notes feature track-by-track commentary from Bun E. Carlos, Tom Petersson, and Rick Nielsen...this collection is a deep dive into the Cheap Trick hive mind! So let’s jump in...first up are three tracks taken from the 1980 EP Found All the Parts, including a live version of The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” with an instrumental nod to The Yardbirds’ “Shapes of Things.” Then comes the single “Oh Boy,” followed by the demo of “Loser,” which was recorded in 1980 but was written by Nielsen way back in 1976. Two live tracks, “The House Is Rockin’ (with Domestic Problems)” and “Way of the World,” from a New Year’s Eve 1979 show at the L.A. Forum raise the temperature, then come the George Martin-produced single versions of “World’s Greatest Lover” and “Everything Works If You Let It.” Two tracks, “Reach Out” and “I Must Be Dreamin’,” from the Heavy Metal soundtrack and the title song from the Spring Break soundtrack cover the Cheap Trick silver screen legacy, while the demo version of the classic “If You Want My Love” premieres on LP. The “Super New Dance Re-Mix” of “Saturday at Midnight” and “Short Version” of “Dancing the Night Away” also surface for the first time since their original release, as does the last track, the b-side “Get Ready.” Rare photos by long-time band photographer Robert Alford accompany in the gatefold jacket; the set is mastered by the great Vic Anesini at Battery Studios. 2-LP clear vinyl edition limited to 1500 copies, exclusive for Record Store Day/Black Friday...Cheap Trick fans, do not miss this


    Roy Buchanan: Live at Town Hall 1974 (Limited "Telecaster Blonde" Vinyl Edition) (3-LP Set)

    Roy Buchanan is the guitarist’s guitar hero. Singularly uninterested in rock stardom and the trappings of fame that go with it, Buchanan never achieved the popularity of his six-string peers; yet his unfathomable technique and ferocious Telecaster tone put him near the top of any serious listing of the greatest guitarists of all time. Stories abound about the regard with which other musicians held Roy (and the indifference with which he greeted their esteem); for example, legend has it he turned down the Rolling Stones for the job Mick Taylor got, and blew off playing with John Lennon, while Jeff Beck dedicated “’Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers” from Blow by Blow to him. These days, his ability to create the sounds he did without the use of any effects, often from his patented “pinch harmonic” method of playing, continue to astound players
    both casual and professional. Buchanan recorded a number of commendable studio albums, but on stage was where the magic happened; that’s why most listeners deem the 1974
    Live Stock album to be his best. But the tracks on that album, like most live records, were cherry- picked from several different shows, in this case both sets Roy played at New York City’s Town Hall on November 27, 1974. In fact, of the 21 songs Roy played that night, only six came out on Live Stock, and one other, a version of Neil Young’s “Down by the River,” came out on a subsequent compilation. That leaves 14 unreleased performances—and now, Real Gone Music presents Live at Town Hall 1974, a 3-LP set that captures both shows in their entirety, drawn from the original multitrack tapes recorded that night by The Record Plant Mobile Studio. Several things strike you as you listen to these two shows. First, this was a good band, perhaps Roy’s best, with Malcolm Lukens on keyboards, John Harrison on bass, Ronnie “Byrd” Foster on drums, and Billy Price on lead vocals when Roy didn’t take a turn. Second, the six tracks originally selected for Live Stock were the “safe” tracks, showing the band attheir most succinct. It’s no accident that all but one came from the first show; during the second show,the band—perhaps spurred on by some refreshment during intermission—positively swaggers as Roydeals one lightning lead after another, even having fun with a faulty patch cord on the first song of the second set. For this monumental release, we’ve made every effort to put you right in the front row; both our liner note writer (Buchanan biographer Phil Carson) and photographer (Charles R. Cohen) were there that night, and have the stories and shots to prove it. Mixed and mastered by Tom Lewis at Studio 1093 in Athens, Georgia, and produced by Bill Levenson, this one’s a major addition to the Buchanan discography and further proof that nobody, but nobody, played guitar like Roy Buchanan. Limited 3-LP “Telecaster
    Blonde” Vinyl Edition limited to 1000 copies, exclusive for Record Store Day/Black Friday!

    The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles (Limited Green Vinyl Edition) (2-LP Set)

    With the debut of their first hit, “California Dreamin’,” on the charts, The Mamas and The Papas proclaimed themselves to be a potent new force in the burgeoning West Coast folk-rock movement, announcing to the world that something special and beautiful was happening in California. Real Gone Music celebrates the group’s very special legacy by releasing The Mamas and The Papas: The Complete Singles, a two-LP, 31-track set that brings together on vinyl for the first time since their original 45 rpm release the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their impossible-to-find mono single mixes. Remastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer responsible for Real Gone’s acclaimed collections of singles by fellow Dunhill label acts The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf, the set includes notes by Co-Producer Ed Osborne that feature quotes drawn from extended interviews with Mama Michelle Phillips and Dunhill label head and producer Lou Adler, while the package also includes a number of rarely-seen images of this eminently photographable band. Many of the single mixes haven’t been available on vinyl since their original release; over the course of listening to this set you’re going to hear such legendary songs as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” and “It’s Getting Better” exactly as folks heard them over the radio back in those halcyon days. Due to the unfortunate situation with the Dunhill single master tape reels (supposedly thrown out at the behest of one of the label’s owners), Mamas and Papas fans had despaired of ever hearing the group’s original singles on LP. Now, after countless hours spent tracking down sources, Real Gone Music is proud to release the most significant vinyl addition to The Mamas and The Papas discography in years. Green vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies, exclusively for Record Store!Day! Black Friday!

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    Grateful Dead Dick's Picks 34 (6-LP Set)

  • Real Gone Music Has Reissued the Never-Before- at-Retail Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks and Road Trips Series on CD to Great Acclaim

  • Now, the Label Is Reissuing the Grateful Dead on Vinyl for the First Time

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 34—Rochester, NY 11/5/1977 Was the Best Selling Volume in the Dick’s Picks Series During Real Gone’s CD Reissue Campaign

  • Hailing from the Legendary Year of 1977, the Concert Features One of the Great Performances of “The Other One”

  • Also Includes Bonus Highlights from a 11/2/77 Show in Toronto Including a Killer Medley of “Estimated Prophet”/ "St. Stephen”/”Truckin’”/”Around and Around”

  • Tracks Resequenced from CD Release So That Bonus Tracks Are at the End of the Set, Providing a Seamless Grateful Dead Concert Experience

  • Vinyl Debut

  • 6-LP Set in a Hardshell Box

  • 180-Gram Black Vinyl

  • Mastered from the original tapes by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Who Has Mastered Many Dead Projects Including Last Year’s Long Strange Trip Documentary

  • Lacquer Cutting by John Golden at Golden Mastering, Who Has Worked with Everybody from Jonathan Wilson to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings to Soundgarden

  • Test Pressings Approved by Glasser, Grateful Dead Audiovisual Archivist David Lemieux, and Real Gone’s Gordon Anderson

  • Includes an LP-Sized, 4-Page, Full-Color Insert Offering Photos and Trippy Graphics from the Original Package

  • Hand-Numbered

  • Limited Edition of 1500 Copies

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    Grateful Dead Dick's Picks 34 (6-LP Set)

    If the saga of the Grateful Dead is a long strange trip, then we’ve definitely been along for part of the ride! First, we brought you the entire Dick’s Picks series of live concerts on CD, all 36 volumes of it, many of them never before available at retail. Then we began putting out the Road Trips series, none of which has ever been in stores before. But now, dear Deadheads and Real Goners, the time has come to take the next step in our evolution as a key source for rare Grateful Dead recordings. It’s time to cross…the vinyl frontier. And we are hoping you will cross it with us, because we aren’t even offering this release to retail until you have had a chance—at a special low price—to snag all 1500 hand-numbered, limited editions of our new 6-LP set, Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 34—Rochester, NY 11/5/77!

    That’s right…we are finally putting Dick’s Picks on vinyl, and, boy, have we picked the right one. How do we know? You told us! This was by far the best-selling volume on CD from our reissue campaign. And no wonder, it’s from that magical year of 1977, with fiery performances of “Big River,” “Jack Straw,” “Deal,” and “Eyes of the World” powered by a particularly lively Phil Lesh. But for many the highlight will be one of the truly great performances of “The Other One” in the Grateful Dead catalog, 12 minutes of surging intensity and building crescendos. This Pick also included highlights from a 11/2/77 Toronto show, including a great medley of “Estimated Prophet”/”St. Stephen”/”Truckin’”/”Around and Around” (we’ve reconfigured the track listing to put all the bonus tracks at the end of the set for a seamless concert experience). Definitely a great place to begin our journey into the realm of Grateful Dead vinyl!

    Such a stellar performance deserves a great package with great sound. For this Real Gone release, we’ve enlisted David Glasser at Airshow Mastering to remaster the set from the original tapes for vinyl. David’s had a long association with the Dead; he mastered the soundtrack to last year’s Long Strange Trip documentary among many other projects. For lacquer cutting, we turned to John Golden at Golden Mastering. John has worked with artists as far-ranging as Jonathan Wilson, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and Soundgarden among many others, and he is our go-to engineer for lacquer cutting. The test pressings were approved by David Glasser, the Grateful Dead’s resident audiovisual archivist David Lemieux, and Gordon Anderson from Real Gone. We’ve pressed the set up on 180-gram vinyl for maximum fidelity, too. And we even scrapped the first pressing because it wasn’t up to our quality standards.

    As for the packaging, we’ve placed all six LPs inside a hardshell box adorned with the original front cover and a custom back cover featuring a great shot of Jerry Garcia from the show. Inside, you’ll find a 4-page, LP-sized, full-color insert offering photos from the original package along with the original trippy graphics. And, as we mentioned before, each of these limited-edition sets is hand-numbered all the way up to 1500. This set will not be repressed once we run out of the 1500 limited edition copies.

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    Johnny Mathis The First Time Ever/Song Sung Blue CD

  • Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records Continue Their Survey of Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Albums for Columbia with Two More Must-Have Releases for Mathis Fans

  • Both Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Joe Marchese’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Johnny Mathis About Each Album

  • The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face)/Song Sung BluePresents Both Albums Johnny Released in 1972 in a 2-CD Set

  • Both Albums Produced by Jerry Fuller (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Knickerbockers, Mark Lindsay)

  • The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) Featured Classics Introduced by The Stylistics (“Betcha by Golly Wow”), America (“I Need You”), and The 5th Dimension (“(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”) as Well as Beloved Themes from The Godfather, Summer of ’42, Brian’s Song, and Kotch

  • Song Sung Blue Celebrated Neil Diamond’s Hits Along with Favorites by Gilbert O’Sullivan (“Alone Again Naturally”), Carpenters (“Goodbye to Love”) and The Bee Gees (“Run to Me”)

  • Bonus Tracks on the Twofer Include the Single of Henry Mancini’s “Sometimes” and the Outtakes “Remember the Good” and “Morning Has Broken”

  • Standalone CD Debut for Both Albums

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    Johnny Mathis: The First Time Ever/Song Sung Blue CD

    Records are proud to continue their journey through the catalog of the legendary Voice of Romance, Johnny Mathis, with an expanded 2-CD release comprising both of the artist’s classic albums originally released in 1972: The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) andSong Sung Blue. These teamed Mathis with renowned producer Jerry Fuller (Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Knickerbockers, Mark Lindsay) for the first time on a selection of the seventies’ most timeless pop melodies, all in the velvety-smooth Mathis style. The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) had not only Mathis’ rendition of the hit popularized by Roberta Flack but also classics introduced by The Stylistics (“Betcha by Golly Wow”), America (“I Need You”), and The 5th Dimension (“(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”) as well as beloved themes from The Godfather, Summer of ’42, Brian’s Song, and Kotch. Neil Diamond’s hits were celebrated on Song Sung Blue, along with favorites by Gilbert O’Sullivan (“Alone Again Naturally”), Carpenters (“Goodbye to Love”) and The Bee Gees (“Run to Me”). Mathis also delivered a honeyed tribute to Nat “King” Cole with “Too Young” and returned to the songbook of Burt Bacharach and Hal David with a top 20 AC hit (“Make It Easy on Yourself”). Three bonus tracks have been added: the single of Henry Mancini’s “Sometimes” and the outtakes “Remember the Good” and “Morning Has Broken.” First-ever standalone CD debuts for both albums!

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    Johnny Mathis Me and Mrs. Jones CD

  • Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records Continue Their Survey of Johnny Mathis’ Classic ‘70s Albums for Columbia with Two More Must-Have Releases for Mathis Fans

  • Both Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Joe Marchese’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Johnny Mathis About Each Album

  • Both Albums Produced by Jerry Fuller (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Knickerbockers, Mark Lindsay) Released in 1973, Me and Mrs. Jones Also Was Produced by Jerry Fuller

  • Marvelously Eclectic with the Best of Broadway (“Corner of the Sky” from Pippin), Hollywood (Smokey Robinson and Michel Legrand’s “Happy” from Lady Sings the Blues) and the pop scene (Harry Nilsson’s “Remember,” David Gates’ “Sweet Surrender”)

  • Also Featured the AC Hit Single “Soul and Inspiration”/”Just Once in My Life” with Johnny Tackling Righteous Brothers Classics

  • Bonus Tracks Include the B-Side “I,” the Outtake “Pieces of April,” and Both Sides of the Single “Take Good Care of Her” b/w “Walking Tall”

  • Standalone CD Debut

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    Johnny Mathis: Me and Mrs. Jones CD

    Johnny Mathis began 1973 with one of his most eclectic albums of the decade. Me and Mrs. Jones, produced by Jerry Fuller (Ricky Nelson, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell), found the singer exploring a variety of styles and genres. It’s now coming to standalone CD for the very first time from Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records in a new expanded edition. In addition to the title track from Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philly soul hit factory, Me and Mrs. Jones finds Mathis singing the best of Broadway (“Corner of the Sky” from Pippin), Hollywood (Smokey Robinson and Michel Legrand’s “Happy” from Lady Sings the Blues) and the pop scene (Harry Nilsson’s “Remember,” David Gates’ “Sweet Surrender”). The album’s AC hit single, “Soul and Inspiration/Just Once in My Life,” brought together two of The Righteous Brothers’ most memorable songs in one dynamic medley. This expanded edition boasts four bonus tracks: the B-side of the medley, Jerry Fuller and D’Arneill Pershing’s “I,” plus the outtake “Pieces of April,” and both sides of the single “Take Good Care of Her” b/w “Walking Tall” from the movie of the same name. Joe Marchese’s new liner notes feature fresh quotes from Johnny Mathis and Jerry Fuller, and everything has been remastered by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios. Me and Mrs. Jones continues Real Gone and Second Disc’s ongoing series dedicated to bringing Mathis’ lost seventies and eighties classics back into print in deluxe, expanded CD editions.

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    The Four Tops The Complete ABC/Dunhill Singles (2-CD Set)

  • With 47 Pop and 52 R&B hits Spanning Nearly 25 Years of Recordings, The Four Tops Are One of the Greatest Vocal Groups of All Time

  • They Dominated the Charts While at Motown, but When the Label Moved to Los Angeles in 1972, The Four Tops Stayed in Detroit and Signed with ABC/Dunhill

  • There They Scored a Series of Hits, Many of Them with the Production Team of Steve Barri, Dennis Lambert, and Brian Potter

  • Still with the Original Line-Up of Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Lawrence Payton, and Lead Singer Levi Stubbs

  • Among the Hits Were the Top Ten Pop Hits “Keeper of the Castle” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)”

  • Also the Top Ten R&B Hits “Are You Man Enough,” “Sweet Understanding Love,” “One Chain Don’t Make No Prison,” “Midnight Flower,” and “Catfish”

  • However, Because Label President Jay Lasker Threw Out the Single Tapes, Many of These Songs Have Never Been Available Digitally

  • Now, Real Gone Music Presents The Complete ABC-Dunhill Singles, a 2-CD Set That Offers the Definitive Look at the Missing Chapter in the Career of One of Pop and Soul Music’s Greatest Vocal Groups

  • Of the 33 Songs on This Collection, 27 Have Never Been on CD in Their Original Single Versions and 13 Have Never Been on CD at All

  • Remastered by Aaron Kannowski, Who Remastered Real Gone’s Previous Dunhill Singles Collections of The Mamas and The Papas, The Grass Roots, and Steppenwolf, and Searched the Globe for the Best Sources

  • Liner Notes by Ed Osborne Feature Quotes from Producers Steve Barri and Dennis Lambert

  • Seldom Seen Photos Included

  • Long in the Works and Well Worth the Wait!

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    The Four Tops The Complete ABC/Dunhill Singles (2-CD Set)

    With 47 Pop hits and 52 R&B hits to their credit spanning nearly 25 years of recordings, The Four Tops are one of the greatest vocal groups in the history of pop music, hands down. But a big chunk of their hits, the ones they recorded for the ABC/Dunhill label, have been almost entirely unavailable in the CD era. This 2-CD collection from Real Gone Music answers the prayers of soul fans worldwide by presenting, for the first time ever on CD, all 33 rare single sides that the Tops recorded for the ABC/Dunhill label from 1972 through 1978. Just how rare are these tracks? We’ll get into that in a sec; but first, a little history. Though The Four Tops (Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Lawrence Payton, and lead singer Levi Stubbs) had dominated the charts with their classic recordings for Motown in the ‘60s, when the label decided in 1972 to move to Los Angeles, the group, like many of their celebrated label-mates, felt it was time for a change. They thus signed with ABC Records’ Dunhill imprint and hooked up with producer Steve Barri (The Grass Roots) and songwriters Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who re-created their classic Motown sound on Top Ten hits like “Keeper of the Castle” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got).” In all, The Tops recorded 17 A-sides (including a Spanish-language version of “Keeper of the Castle”) for ABC/Dunhill during their six years on the label, notching a total of 11 Billboard Pop hits and 15 R&B hits, but those original hit singles(and their even rarer B-sides) have been almost impossible to find on CD. Why? Well,in a sad tale we’ve told before on our previous Dunhill singles collections featuring The Mamas and The Papas, Steppenwolf, and The Grass Roots, legend has it that label head Jay Lasker threw out the tapes, deeming them worthless. A few singles—those identical to the album versions—have leaked out on CD, but here is the breakdown: of the 33 tracks (the seven earliest mono, the rest stereo), 27 have never been available on CD in their correct single versions, and 13 songs have never appeared on CD in any version! Like on our previous collections, the “Dunhill dream reissue team” of engineer Aaron Kannowski, liner note writer/A&R man Ed Osborne, and co-producer Gordon Anderson is at the helm for this release; Osborne’s notes (which are always a fun, informative read) feature quotes from original writers/co-producers Steve Barri and Dennis Lambert, with great photos to boot. Special notice must also be given to Aaron Kannowski, who once again went to the ends of the earth to track down sources for this collection. It’s the missing chapter in the career of one of the greatest vocal groups of all time...a very, very proud addition to our Real Gone Music roster and a Four Tops collection you’re gonna want to spin again and again!

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    THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: Original Soundtrack LP

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

    • Was the First Film to Feature Brain-Eating Zombies

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

    • Original Cover and Label Art

    • Bone White with Green Zombie Blood Vinyl

    • The Perfect Punk Rock Halloween Soundtrack!

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      THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: Original Soundtrack. LP

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

    • SONGS:

      Side One

      1. Surfin’ Dead The Cramps

      2. Partytime (Zombie Version) 45 Grave

      3. Nothing for You T.S.O.L.

      4. Eyes Without a Face The Flesh Eaters

      5. Burn the Flames Roky Erickson

      Side Two 

      1. Dead Beat Dance The Damned

      2. Take a Walk Tall Boys

      3. Love Under Will The Jet Black Berries

      4. Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die) SSQ

      5. Trash’s Theme SSQ


    The Munsters The Munsters CD & LP

  • Conceived in Response to the Success of The Addams Family, The Munsters Became a Huge Hit for CBS-TV in 1964

  • Decca Records Decided to Cash In with a Munsters-Themed Album

  • They Hired Veteran Producers Joe Hooven and Hal Winn to Record the Album

  • Hooven and Winn in Turn Hired the Wrecking Crew to Play on the Album, Most Notably Glen Campbell and Leon Russell

  • Also Hired a Vocal Group Named The Go Go’s, Who Made One Surf-Styled Record for RCA, Also in 1964

  • Plenty of Lighthearted Monster and Munster References, All Set to a Light Surf Beat

  • The Album Is One of the Most Collectible Records Out There, Routinely Commanding Triple Digit Sums

  • Never Reissued in Any Format

  • Remastered by Aaron Kannowski

  • Real Gone Music’s CD Debut Sports Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Detailing the Horrifying History Behind The Munsters Album

  • Also Features Added Photos

  • First-Ever LP Reissue Comes in “Herman” Green Vinyl

  • Limited Edition of 800 Copies

  • Just in Time for Halloween!

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    Did you know Herman, Grandpa, Lily, Marilyn and Eddie Munster doubled as a rock and roll band?! Well, despite the subhead on the album proclaiming them as “The Newest Teen-Age Singing Group,” they didn’t...but that didn’t stop the label execs at Decca Records from trying to cash in on the new CBS hit TV show! Veteran producers Joe Hooven and Hal Winn had the good sense to hire the Wrecking Crew (most notably Glen Campbell and Leon Russell) to play this surf-tinged set of songs, and brought in The Go-Go’s (nope, not those Go-Go’s, they were just out of diapers... this was a male vocal trio that cut one LP for RCA back in 1964, the same year this record came out) to sing the lyrics to such gems as “You Created a Monster” and “Make It Go Away.” The whole thing is a hoot, and a highly collectible hoot at that—original copies of this album command “monstrous” sums! Aaron Kannowski remastered our reissue, and for its CD debut, we’ve added ghoulish photos and liner notes by Bill Kopp that reveal the frightening facts behind the recording of this record. Even better, for its first-ever vinyl reissue,we’ve pressed up a limited edition of 800 copies in “Herman” green vinyl...get ready to do the Munster creep this Halloween and beyond!

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    True Romance Motion Picture Soundtrack Vinyl LP

  • True Romance Is One of the Great Action Flicks of the ‘90s and a Stone-Cold Cult Classic

  • Though Directed by Tony Scott, the Film Bore All the Earmarks of Its Writer, Quentin Tarantino, from Its Grisly Violence to Its B-Movie Homages to Its Gleeful Amorality

  • Tarantino’s Influence Carried Over to the Soundtrack, Which Careened from Rockabilly to Grunge to Honky-Tonk to Romantic Machismo

  • Features Such Artists as Charlie Sexton, Chris Isaak, Soundgarden, Shelby Lynne, and Robert Palmer

  • Composer Hans Zimmer Also Paid Homage to Another Violent Road Movie, Badlands,with His Carl Orff-Inspired Contribution

  • For Its 25th Anniversary Release, Real Gone Music Presents the True Romance Soundtrack Inside a Custom Jacket Sporting Production Stills from the Film

  • Real Gone Music’s Release Comes in Clear with White Splatter Vinyl Pressing

  • Limited to 1700 Copies

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    True Romance Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Clear with White Splatter Vinyl Edition) Limited to 1700 copies 

    True Romance Motion Picture Soundtrack Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Pink with Black Splatter "Alabama's Pants" Vinyl Edition) Limited to 200 copies Webstore Exclusive 

    ***SOLD OUT**** True Romance Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Red with Blue, Orange & Green Splatter "Clarence's Hawaiian Shirt" Vinyl Edition) Limited to 100 copies Webstore Exclusive 

    Though it was directed by Tony Scott, the 1993 film True Romance displayed all the signature themes and images of its writer, Quentin Tarantino, from its grisly violence to its B-movie homages to its gleeful amorality. And the same could be said of the soundtrack; alongside composer Hans Zimmer’s riff on Carl Orff (which itself was an homage to another violent road movie, Badlands), True Romance offered a playlist that smacked of Tarantino in its embrace of rockabilly (Charlie Sexton, Chris Isaak), grunge (Soundgarden), honky-tonk (Shelby Lynne), and romantic machismo (Robert Palmer’s take on “[Love Is] The Tender Trap”).Vinyl would seem a natural for such a “warped” soundtrack; and, for this 25th Anniversary reissue, we’ve crafted a custom jacket sporting production stills from the film. What’s more, this release of True Romance comes in clear with white splatter vinyl limited to 1700 copies! Consider this a homage to one of the greatest cult classic films of all time...don’t miss out on this limited edition. PLEASE NOTE: For the True Romance believers, Real Gone Music is also pressing up two super limited 25thanniversary vinyl editions exclusive to its website: a pink with black splatter “Alabama’s Pants” vinyl edition limited to 200 copies, and an orange, blue, and green “Clarence’s Hawaiian Shirt” vinyl edition limited to 100 copies

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    Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1--Big Rock Pow-Wow '69 (3CD-Set)

  • Having Reissued All of the Dicks Picks Series, Real Gone Music Continues Its Long Strange Trip with the Grateful Dead by Releasing the Road Trips Series of Live Recordings

  • Unlike Dick’s Picks, None of the Volumes in the Road Trips Series Ever Went to Retail

  • Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1—Big Rock Pow-Wow ’69 Features Two Complete Shows from the Seminole Indian Reservation in Florida Held on May 23 and 24, 1969

  • Three Months After Live Dead and a Month After the Midwest Shows Immortalized on Dick’s Picks Vol. 26

  • With Owsley (Bear) Stanley and Timothy Leary in Attendance, Spirits Were High

  • Pristinely Recorded by Bear Himself

  • The Band Is on Fire, Particularly Jerry Garcia and Pigpen (on Two Half-Hour Renditions of “Turn On Your Lovelight”)

  • Features the Classic Period “Dark Star”/“St. Stephen”/“The Eleven”/“Turn on Your Lovelight” Sequence

  • A Rare Rendition of “He Was a Friend of Mine”

  • Also Includes “St. Stephen” Coming Out of “Drums” for the Only Time During Its 1968-1971 Incarnation

  • 16-Page 4-Color Booklet Includes Notes by Blair Jackson

  • Also a Reminiscence from Tom Constanten


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    As Live Dead so eloquently attests, the Grateful Dead just might have been the best live band in the world during the year of 1969, so any release of material from that period is a (Dead) head turner. This release captures two complete
    concerts held at the Seminole Indian reservation in Florida on May 23 and
    24, 1969, three months after Live Dead and a month after the Midwest shows immortalized on Dick’s Picks Vol. 26. With both Bear (who recorded this show in his usual meticulous fashion) and Timothy Leary in attendance, it’s safe to say that there was something in the air at both shows; Jerry Garcia’s riffage is about as raw as it ever got, and the trademark period sequence of “Dark Star”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Turn on Your Lovelight” is particularly charged, with a nearly half-hour “Lovelight” shining very brightly indeed. Show two starts with another half-hour but very different “Lovelight,” as Pigpen slowly turns up the heat, followed by the rare “He Was a Friend of Mine,” “Alligator,” and another “St. Stephen” (flying out of “Drums” for the only time during its 1968-1971 incarnation) among other treats. Great graphics, too, with notes by Blair Jackson and a reminiscence by Tom Constanten. Never before available at retail!

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    L7: Hungry for Stink (Limited Red Vinyl Edition) LP

  • L7 Wasn’t Just the Best All-Female Band of the Late ‘80s and ‘90s, They Were One of the Best Bands, Period

  • Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Dee Plakas Paved the Way for the Grunge and Riot Grrrl Movements with Killer Songs, Crunching Riffs, and Badass Attitude

  • With the Band Back Together and Out on the Road, and a New Documentary Just Released, the Band’s Profile Is at a Peak

  • Real Gone Music’s Release of Their 1994 Album Hungry for Stink Marks the First Vinyl Reissue of This Classic

  • Was Only Briefly Out on Vinyl Before and New Copies Trade for Big Bucks

  • Includes Such Fan Faves as “Fuel My Fire” and “Andres”

  • Also Features “Shirley,” Their Tribute to Drag Racer Shirley Muldowney, and “Questioning My Sanity,” Which Unflinchingly Tackles the Subject of Depression

  • Reissue Features Original Album Art Including Insert with Lyrics

  • Red Vinyl Release

  • Limited to 1200 Copies

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    L7: Hungry for Stink (Limited Red Vinyl Edition) LP

    L7 wasn’t just one of the best all-female bands of the late ‘80s and ‘90s; they were one of the best bands, period, paving the way for the grunge and riot grrrl movements with killer songs, crunching riffs, and badass attitude. And now, with the original line-up of Donita Sparks, Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Dee Plakas back together and out on the road, and a new documentary out, it is way past time to reissue their 1994 masterpiece Hungry for Stink for the first time on vinyl. This is the record with such fan favorites as “Fuel My Fire” and “Andres,” along with “Shirley,” their tribute to drag racer Shirley Muldowney, and “Questioning My Sanity,” which unflinchingly tackles the subject of depression, amongother highlights. Our Real Gone reissue includes the lyric sheet that came with the original (and very rare) LP release, and comes in a red vinyl pressing limited to 1200 copies. Must be turned on loud or not at all!


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    The Pentangle: Sweet Child (Limited 50th Anniversary Sky Blue Vinyl Edition) (2LP-Set)

    Pentangle Was One of the Most Distinctive and Musically Accomplished Groups to Emerge from the ‘60s

    A Blend of Jazz, British Folk, Rock, Blues, and Even Classical

    Featured the Unbeatable Twin Guitar Attack of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn

    Also the Sublime Rhythm Section of Bassist Danny Thompson and Percussionist Terry Cox

    Capped Off by the Piercingly Clear Vocals of Jacqui McShee

    Sweet Child Was Their Second Album, Released in 1968

    Double Album, Half Live at Royal Festival Hall, Half Recorded at IBC Studios

    Produced by the Great Shel Talmy (Kinks, Who)

    Features Everything from Mingus covers (of “Haitian Fight Song” and “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”) to Trad Folk (“No More My Lord;” “Bruton Town”) to Pentangle Originals (“In Time;” “In Your Mind,” “A Woman Like You,” and the Title Tune)

    Reissue Sports Original Gatefold Cover Art by Peter Blake, the Artist Who Designed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

    50th Anniversary Edition

    Sky Blue Vinyl Pressing

    Limited to 700 Copies

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    The Pentangle: Sweet Child (Limited 50th Anniversary Sky Blue Vinyl Edition) (2LP-Set)

    Pentangle is one of those bands that, after you hear them for the first time, you have to turn your friends on to their sound. And what a unique sound it is, too; the interlocking interplay of guitar masters Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, the piercingly beautiful vocals of Jacqui McShee, and the sublimely agile shuffle of bassist Danny Thompson and percussionist Terry Cox create a style that seamlessly straddles jazz, traditional British folk, rock, blues, and even classical. And, perhaps most importantly, it swings! Sweet Child, their second album, is probably their finest hour (and a half); the first disc of this double-LP captures the quintet live at Royal Festival Hall on June 29, 1968, while disc two brings them into IBC studios, all under the magisterial eye of legendary producer Shel Talmy. You'll hear everything from Mingus covers (of "Haitian Fight Song" and "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat") to trad folk ("No More My Lord;" "Bruton Town") to Pentangle originals ("In Time;" "In Your Mind," "A Woman Like You," and the title tune) rendered in their trademark lyrical fashion. For this LP reissue, we have stayed true to the wonderful gatefold art originally created by Peter Blake, the artist who designed Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and pressed up a limited edition of 700 copies in sky blue vinyl. A beautiful record that deserves repeated spins …a proud addition, on the 50th anniversary of its release, to our Real Gone Music roster!

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    Various Artists: Even More Dazed and Confused: Music from the Motion Picture LP

  • Richard Linklater’s 1993 film Dazed and Confused Is One of the Best Coming-of-Age Movies Ever Made

  • Beloved by Each Succeeding Generation of High Schoolers for Its Depiction of Age-Old Adolescent Themes Like Rebellion Vs. Conformity, Jocks Vs. Nerds, Etc.

  • Takes Place on the Last Day of the 1976 School Year in Austin, Texas

  • The Film Featured a Soundtrack Precisely Calibrated to Capture that Moment in Rock and Roll Time

  • The Soundtrack Was So Good, in Fact, That It Spawned Not One But Two Releases, of Which Even More Dazed and Confused Is the Second

  • Vinyl Debut

  • Features Tracks by The Edgar Winter Group, Alice Cooper, The Steve Miller Band, Head East, War, Seals and Crofts, Dr. John, ZZ Top, Black Oak Arkansas, Foghat, and Peter Frampton

  • The Perfect ‘70s Rock Mixtape

  • Jacket Features Production Stills

  • Purple with Pink Splatter Vinyl

  • Limited to 1300 Copies

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    Various Artists: Even More Dazed and Confused: Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Purple with Pink Splatter Vinyl Edition) LP

    The subtitle on the album cover reads, “They Found Your Stash... Again,” and we are happy to report that this particular musical stash is seeds and stems free! Richard Linklater’s 1993 coming-of-age film Dazed and Confused captured the age-old adolescent themes of rebellion vs. conformity, jocks vs. nerds, stoners vs. students, and grown-ups vs. grads so perfectly that it remains a touchstone movie for each succeeding generation of high schoolers. But its events unfold at a very specific time and place; namely, the last day of the 1976 school year in Austin, Texas, a moment in rock and roll time which Linklater and his cohorts unerringly capture with a soundtrack that has spawned not one but two releases, of which this is the second. LP debut, pressed on very trippy purple with pink splatter vinyl inside a jacket featuring production stills from the film. Limited to 1300 copies!

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    Monk Higgins Extra Soul Perception CD & LP

  • Monk Higgins Was One of the Great Unsung Sax Session Men of the ‘60s

  • Played on Records by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Barbara Acklin, the 5 Dutones, Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, Alvin Cash, Otis Clay, and Just About Any Soul Artist Who Cut for Chess in the Mid-‘60s

  • Despite His Relative Obscurity, Higgins Is Well Known to Crate Diggers, Having Been Sampled About 250 Times

  • Higgins Cut Solo Records for the Dunhill, United Artists, and Buddah Labels

  • But Without a Doubt the Crown Jewel of His Catalog
    Is Extra Soul Perception, the 1968 Album He Cut for the United Artists Jazz Imprint Solid State

  • Backed by a Crack Band Consisting of Guitarist Arthur Adams and Drummer John Guerin (Probably Best Known for His Work on Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark) Among Other Accomplished Session Cats

  • Extra Soul Perception Features a Mixture of Originals and Covers (“Little Green Apples;” “Canadian Sunset”) Spearheaded by Higgins’ Warm, Earthy Tenor

  • A Soul Jazz Classic Trading For as Much as $90 on the Used Market

  • First-Ever Vinyl Repress Comes in Replica of Original “Unipak” Jacket

  • Translucent Blue Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

  • CD Includes Liner Notes by Skip Heller

  • A Real Gone Music/Dusty Groove Release

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    Sax session man on records by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Barbara Acklin, the 5 Dutones, Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, Alvin Cash, Otis Clay, and just about any soul artist who cut for Chess in the mid-‘60s, Milt Bland a.k.a. Monk Higgins is not what you would call a household name, but hip hop crate diggers know him well; his catalog’s been sampled about 250 times! Higgins recorded as a bandleader for the Dunhill, United Artists, and Buddah labels, but without a doubt the most hotly sought after album he ever made was Extra Soul Perception, the one-off record he cut in 1968 for the Solid State label, the United Artists jazz imprint started by jazz arranger Manny Albam, producer Sonny Lester, and legendary engineer Phil Ramone. Backed by a crack band consisting of guitarist Arthur Adams and drummer John Guerin (probably best known for his work on Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark) among other accomplished session cats, Higgins’ warm, earthy tenor tackles a mixture of originals and funk-infused covers of songs like “Little Green Apples” and “Canadian Sunset,” deftly threading the needle between commercial and uncompromising throughout. The result: a soul jazz classic that trades for as much as $90 on the used vinyl market. For its first-ever vinyl repress, we have preserved the unusual “unipak” design of the original LP, and have pressed up 1000 copies in limited edition translucent blue vinyl; and for its CD debut, we’ve added liner notes by Skip Heller that place Higgins and this album in the broader context of ‘60s and ‘70s jazz and R&B. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, and released on our co-branded Real Gone Music/Dusty Groove imprint, this is some of the tastiest stuff we’ve ever reissued!

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    Hampton Grease Band Music to Eat (Limited Peach Vinyl Edition). LP

  • Hampton Grease Band’s Music to Eat Is Reputedly the 2nd Worst Selling Album in the History of Columbia Records, Topped Only by a Yoga Instructional Record

  • Yet in the 47 Years Since Its 1971 Release, Music to Eat Has Become One of the Most Cherished Cult Classic Albums in All of Rock, Commanding Huge Sums on the Used Market

  • The Reason for That Is That Music to Eat Is Sui Generis, a True Example of Weird America

  • You’ll Hear Echoes of Such Albums as Trout Mask Replica, Anthem of the Sun, Happy Trails, Hot Rats, andThe Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East

  • But the Dadaist Vocal Theatrics of Col. Bruce Hampton and the Jazz/Prog/Psych Twin Guitar Attack of Glenn Phillips and Harold Kelling Put Music to Eat in a Category All Its Own

  • Points the Way Forward to the Early-‘90s Jam Bands and Even Jazz-Inflected Punk Bands like The Minutemen

  • Now, Real Gone Music Is Proud to Present the First-Ever Vinyl Reissue of This Stunning One-Off

  • 2-LP Set Comes Complete with Original, Dazzling Gatefold Jacket Art

  • Peach-Colored Vinyl

  • Limited to 1000 Copies

  • R.I.P. Bruce Hampton

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    Hampton Grease Band: Music to Eat (Limited Peach Vinyl Edition). LP

    Why would we reissue a record that is reputed to be the second worst-selling release in the history of Columbia Records? (Legend has it that it was undersold only by a yoga instructional album.) Well, because in the 47-some years since its release, the Hampton Grease Band’s Music to Eat has steadily ascended the list of Greatest Cult Records of All Time so that now it resides at the tippety-top. Indeed, modern-day jam bands genuflect at the sight of the trippy cover art alone (Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit was an early ‘90s fixture in the movement), as the jazz/prog/psych guitar licks of Glenn Phillips and Harold Kelling give such famous duos as Betts/Allman, Verlaine/Lloyd, and Bloomfield/Bishop a run for their money. Add a generous dollop of Pop Art surrealism delivered by Hampton’s Dada-ist, Beefheart-ian roar and you’re left with an album that inhabits a rarefied realm somewhere between Trout Mask Replica, Anthem of the Sun, Hot Rats, Happy Trails, and maybe The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East (particularly because the Hampton Grease Band was also from the South but far, far stranger). But what makes this record even more special is the way it points the way forward as well as back. Yes, you can hear echoes of their more famous, improvisationally-minded contemporaries, but the offhand guitar riffs, frenzied instrumental passages, stylistic about-faces, and deadpan vocals bring to mind nothing other than a psychedelicized Minutemen (and David Thomas of Pere Ubu sounds a lot like Col. Bruce).

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    Merry Clayton S/T LP

    Until the Film 20 Feet from Stardom Rolled Around, Merry Clayton Was Most Famous as Mick Jagger’s Vocal Foil on “Gimme Shelter”

    But on Her Own She Recorded a Series of Tough Soul Records for Lou Adler’s Ode Records Label in the Early ‘70s

    Having Already Released Her Solo Debut Gimme Shelter, Real Gone Music Now Turns to Her Self-Titled 1971 Solo Album

    A Lost Soul Classic Featuring Merry’s Passionate Takes on Songs by Neil Young (“Southern Man”), Leon Russell (“A Song for You”), Bill Withers (“Grandma’s Hands”), and James Taylor (“Steamroller”)

    Produced by Lou Adler

    Arrangements by Carole King and Billy Preston First-Ever Vinyl Reissue
    Maroon Vinyl Limited to 1200 Copies
    Merry Clayton :Merry Clayton (Limited Maroon Vinyl Edition). LP

    Until the film 20 Feet from Stardom rolledaround, Merry Clayton was most famous as Mick Jagger’s vocal foil on “Gimme  Shelter,” but on her own she recorded a series of tough, soulful albums for the Ode label during the early ‘70s. We already reissued the first one, Gimme Shelter, on vinyl; now we’re coming back with her 1971 self-titled second album, which, like the first, has never seen a vinyl reissue prior to our release. And it’s something of a lost soul classic,
    featuring Merry’s passionate takes on songs by Neil Young (“Southern Man”), Leon Russell (“A Song for You”), Bill Withers (“Grandma’s Hands”), and James Taylor (“Steamroller”), with production by Ode’s own Lou Adler and arrangements by Carole King and Billy Preston. Limited edition (of 1200) in maroon vinyl!


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    Ben Folds Five The Complete Sessions at West 54th CD & 2-LP

  • In 1997, PBS Began Airing Sessions at West 54th, a Program Dedicated to Broadcasting Performances by the Hottest and Hippest Artists in Pop Music

  • One of the First Acts PBS Filmed Was Ben Folds Five, Then Riding High with Their Second Album, Whatever and Ever Amen

  • The Complete Sessions at West 54th Presents the Complete Performance by Ben Folds Five at Sony Music Studios

  • 15 Songs (Only Three Aired on the Original Broadcast)

  • Includes Three Songs from Their Self-Titled Debut and Nine Songs (Featuring the Hit Single “Battle of Who Could Care Less”) from Whatever and Ever Amen

  • Also Features Three Songs That Were Unreleased at the Time, Including “Emaline,” “Theme from ‘Dr. Pyser’,” and Their Radically Reimagined Cover of Flaming Lips’ “She Don’t Use Jelly”

  • Flawless Fidelity and Intense Performances Make This a Major Addition to the Ben Folds Five Catalog

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Feature Quotes from Ben Folds (e.g. “That Gig Was Pretty Special”)

  • Available in Double-LP Gatefold Set Pressed in Blue Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

  • Also Available on CD


    Ben Folds Five: The Complete Sessions at West 54th CD

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    In 1997, PBS began airing Sessions at West 54th, a program far removed from the live music fare aimed at the older set that one usually finds on the network.
    Instead, Sessions at West 54th brought the hottest and hippest acts to New York to perform live in front of a studio audience. And one of the first acts asked
    to appear was Ben Folds Five. Which was a very big deal to the leader of the band. “I viewed it as an equal to a classic BBC live music television show,” says Ben Folds. “I walked into it thinking, ‘This is the one I leave [behind],’ because it felt like some kind of a time capsule gig.”

    Now, we at Real Gone Music are thrilled to present the complete performance by Ben Folds Five as recorded at Sony Music Studios. This 2-LP/CD release represents the first live album to be released in either format from the “vintage” years of the trio (consisting of Folds, drummer Darren Jessee and bassist Robert Sledge). Among the 15 tunes are three from the group’s self-titled debut, nine from their then-current release Whatever and Ever Amen featuring their hit “Battle of Who Could Care Less,” and three songs that had not been released at the time (“Emaline,” “Theme from ‘Dr. Pyser’,” and their radically reimagined cover of Flaming Lips’ “She Don’t Use Jelly”). Folds and crew were always a great live band—they even recorded their studio albums in a largely live setting—but this performance crackles with palpable intensity, brought home by this recording’s flawless fidelity. But don’t take our word for it—as Folds says in Bill Kopp’s liner notes that accompany the release, “That gig was pretty special.” Available on CD  or in a gatefold blue vinyl double-LP limited to 1000 copies!

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    Willie Nelson Things to Remember CD & 2-LP

  • Willie Nelson Is a Country Music Legend and One of America’s All-Time Greatest Singer-Songwriters

  • But in 1960 When Willie Moved to Nashville with His Wife and Kids, He Was Struggling to Make a Living

  • There He Met Songwriter Hank Cochran, Who Was

    Signed to Pamper Music, a Publishing Company Owned by Country Star Ray Price, Fiddle Player Hal Smith, and a Baker Named Claude Caviness

  • Cochran Got Willie Signed to Pamper by Pledging Willie Part of His Weekly Draw

  • Willie Repaid His Trust by Buckling Down and Pumping Out Nearly a Song a Day for Pamper

  • Cochran and He Would Then Call a Session with A-List Musicians Who Were in Between Major Label Studio Work

  • The Recordings Willie and These Musicians Made Formed the Basis of Willie’s Career and Changed the Course of Country Music Itself

  • Among the Songs They Tackled Were Some of His Most Famous and Enduring (“Crazy,” “Funny (How Time Slips Away),” “Night Life,” “Pretty Paper,” “Half a Man,” “Hello Walls,” and “Healing Hands of Time”)

  • The Pamper Demos Are the First Recordings of These Legendary Tunes

  • But These Beyond-Historic Sides Have Never Been Carefully and Comprehensively Collected, Instead Turning Up Mostly on Random Budget Packages with Little Documentation

  • Things to Remember—The Pamper Demos
    Brings Together These 28 Songs for the First Time, Featuring Several Songs That Have Hitherto Eluded Compilation

  • Liner Notes by Grammy-Winning Writer Colin Escott

  • Photos from Bear Family Label Founder

    Richard Weize’s Personal Collection

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision for

    Fidelity Far Superior to Prior Incarnations

  • Available on a 2-LP Set Pressed on Red Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

  • Gatefold LP Jacket

  • Also Available on CD

  • The First Blossoming of One of the Truly Singular Talents in American Music

    Willie Nelson: Things to Remember The Pamper Demos CD

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    For the series of sessions that laid the foundation for Willie Nelson’s career and thus changed the course of modern country music, these recordings have been treated pretty cavalierly over the years. But first, a little history…Willie Nelson was a struggling songwriter, hungry for work and maybe even just plain hungry, when he moved to Nashville in late 1960 with his wife and kids and met Hank Cochran, who was a writer for Pamper Music. Pamper, which was owned by country star Ray Price, fiddle player Hal Smith, and a baker (!) from Pico Rivera, California named Claude Caviness, was the hottest publishing company in town, thanks to writers like Cochran and Harlan Howard and songs like “Heartaches by the Number” and “I Fall to Pieces.” At first, Willie wasn’t going to sign with Pamper because Hal Smith wouldn’t give Willie the draw he needed, but Cochran told Smith to front Willie fifty bucks a week from his own draw. So Willie, determined to reward Cochran’s trust, got to work. “I was writing to prove I could write,” he said. “To get the money and feel like I was earning it.” He would end most work days with a new song, and then he and Cochran would call a session with A-team musicians who didn’t have major label studio work that day. The result: a body of work that just may well represent the most fertile creative period ever to issue from a country songwriter.

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    Chicago Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Black & Gold Vinyl Edition) LP

  • Director Rob Marshall’s 2002 film ChicagoWas the Rare Hollywood Production That Got a Broadway Musical Right

  • Won Six Academy Awards Including
    Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress (for Catherine Zeta-Jones)

  • The Soundtrack Was Similarly Decorated, Winning a Grammy and Hitting #2 on the Charts

  • Despite All the Plaudits, This Release Marks the Soundtrack’s First Appearance on Vinyl

  • Includes All the Songs in the Film and a Few That Were Not

  • Magnificent Kander-Ebb Songs Sung by the Killer Cast of Zeta-Jones,
    Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and More

  • Also Includes Score by Danny Elfman

  • 2-LP Set

  • Gatefold Jacket Features Credits and Stills from the Film

  • Limited Edition Black & Gold Vinyl

  • Limited to 1500 Copies

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    Chicago: Music from the Motion Picture (Limited Black & Gold Vinyl Edition) LP

    Hey, vinyl lovers—you had it comin’! Director Rob Marshall’s2002 film Chicago was the rare Hollywood production that got a Broadway musical right, winning six Academy Awards including Best Picture and a Best Supporting Actress nod for Catherine Zeta-Jones. And its soundtrack album was similarly decorated, winning a Grammy and reaching #2 on the charts. So why did it take this long to come out on LP? Beats us...but we promise you that you’re gonna have a heckuva good time spinning thosemagnificent Kander & Ebb songs on limited edition (of 1500) black & goldvinyl! Includes all the tunes that were in the film and a couple that weren’t, featuring that killer cast of Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Christine Baranski, and more, plus Danny Elfman’s score and all that jazz. Gatefold jacket features credits and stills from the film. A must!

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    Bobby Darin Go Ahead and Back Up--The Lost Motown Masters CD

  • The Legendary Bobby Darin Is One of the Most Versatile Singers in Pop Music History

  • Darin Went from Rock-and-Roll Teen Idol to Sophisticated Swinger to Socially Conscious Folkie During His All-Too-Brief Career

  • His Last Stop Was the Fabled Label Motown Records, Where He Spent the Last Three Years of His Life, from 1970 to 1973

  • Motown Only Released One Album and a Handful of Singles During Darin’s Lifetime

  • A Posthumous Live Album and a Few Studio Recordings Subsequently Surfaced, but Darin’s Output for Motown Always Seemed Mysteriously Scant

  • Now, Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records Present the Darin Discovery to End All Darin Discoveries

  • Go Ahead and Back Up—The Lost Motown Masters Includes 24 Never-Before-Released Recordings Directly from the Motown Vaults, Their Existence Largely Unknown to Even Darin’s Most Ardent Collectors and Biographers

  • Features a Lost Album Produced by Bobby in the Raw, Stripped-Down Style of His Stage Shows of the Period

  • Bobby Also Returns to Standards (e.g. “Mona Lisa”) as Only He Could Sing Them

  • Includes Another Album’s Worth of Songs Written and/or Produced by Motown’s Cream of the Crop

  • Smokey Robinson Co-Wrote “Cindy” and Shares the Mic with Bobby

  • Also Includes Songs/Productions by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards), Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, and Mike Randall

  • All Songs Mastered from Original Motown Tapes by Kevin Reeves

  • Co-Produced and Annotated by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese, Producer of Bobby Darin’sAnother Song on My Mind: The Motown Years, and Andrew Skurow, Co-Producer of Diana Ross & The Supremes’ Expanded Editions

  • 24-Page Booklet Includes Comprehensive Liner Notes and Rare, Never-Before-Published Period Photos

  • Startling New Directions and Knockout Performances and Productions from Bobby Darin, All Previously Unheard!

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    Bobby Darin: Go Ahead and Back Up--The Lost Motown Masters CD

    Bobby Darin joined Motown Records in 1970, inaugurating the final phase in a remarkable career that saw him transform from a rock-and-roll teen idol to a sophisticated swinger to a socially conscious folkie. Yet before his tragic death at the age of 37 in 1973, Darin only released one album and a handful of singles for Berry Gordy’s legendary label. A few posthumous recordings followed in 1974 and a live album in 1987, but the story stayed the same: that despite the best efforts of all, Darin’s music for Motown never lived up to the great potential of the pairing. Now, more than 45 years after the artist’s passing, the truth can be revealed. Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records’ Go Ahead and Back Up: The Lost Motown Masters lifts the curtain on the final years of Bobby Darin’s life with 24 never-before-released recordings directly from the Motown vaults, their existence largely unknown to even Darin’s most ardent collectors and biographers. These include a lost album produced by Bobby in the raw, stripped-down style of his stage shows of the period; a return to standards as only Bobby could have recorded; and an album’s worth of stunning, surprising tracks written and produced by Motown’s cream of the crop.

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