Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner & Richard Alpert LP

  • Published in 1964, and Released as an Audio Recording in 1966 on the Broadside Label, The Psychedelic Experience Was the Work of Three Men in the Vanguard of the Budding Psychedelic Revolution in the Mid-‘60s: Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner, and Richard Alpert

  • Described by Richard Nixon as “the Most Dangerous Man in America,” Timothy Leary Left his Professorial Position at Harvard to Launch a Lifelong Crusade to Bring Psychedelic Drugs into the Mainstream as a Therapeutic and Consciousness Raising Aid, and Became a Flash Point for the Entire Movement

  • Co-founder of The Green Earth Foundation, Ralph Metzner Has Been Advocating for the Use of Psychedelics for Over 45 years

  • Richard Alpert, Who Adopted the Name Ram Dass in the Late ‘60s, Penned the Seminal Book Be Here Now and Continues to Be a Spiritual Leader and Inspiration for Millions

  • The Psychedelic Experience Took the Themes of Death and Rebirth Presented in the Tibetan Book of the Dead as a Metaphor for the Ego Dissolution Experienced by Users of Psychedelic Drugs

  • The Work Reverberated Through out the Counterculture, Contributing the Lines “Turn Off Your Mind, Relax, and Float Downstream” in John Lennon’s Lyrics to “Tomorrow Never Knows”

  • Real Gone Music’s 50th Anniversary Reissue Presents This Enormously Influential Work on Psychedelic Magenta Splatter Vinyl

  • Black Friday/ Record Store Day Exclusive Limited to 1750 Copies

  • Includes Replic a of Original 4-Page Insert That Came with the Album

  • The First Audio Guide to Taking LSD

  • Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out


    Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner & Richard Alpert: The Psychedelic Experience (Limited Psychedelic Magenta Splatter Vinyl Edition). LP

    In 1966, society was on the verge of a revolution in consciousness that would shake our culture, our morals, and our values to the core, a revolution mid- wifed by the introduction of psychedelic drugs to a new generation eager to cast away the stifling con- formity of the ‘50s and early ‘60s. In the vanguard of this change were the three men who composed The Psychedelic Experience: Timothy Leary, Ralph Met- zner, and Richard Alpert.

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    The Mills Brothers Wonderful Words of Life CD

  • Piqua, Ohio’s The Mills Brothers Remain One of America’s Most Revered and Iconic Vocal Groups

  • The Mills Brothers Recorded over 2000 Songs in a Career That Spanned Seven Decades

  • However, They Recorded Very Few Gospel Tunes

  • Wonderful Words of Life—The Inspirational Recordings Is the First-Ever Full-Length Collection of Their Highly Influential Gospel Sides

  • Among the Tracks Are Peak-Period Performances Taken from the Decca Label’s Early ‘50s Faith Series

  • The Mills Brothers’ Smooth Approach to the Material Marked These Recordings as Some of the First Pop-Gospel Sessions

  • Liner Notes by Davin Seay

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 


    The Mills Brothers: Wonderful Words of Life—The Inspirational Recordings. CD

    One of America’s most iconic and beloved vocal groups, Piqua, Ohio’s The Mills Brothers recorded over 2000 songs during a seven-decade career, virtually every tune in the Great American Songbook, but only a tiny sliver of their voluminous discography was devoted to gospel music. Now, Real Gone Music has put together the first-ever compilation of The Mills Brothers’ inspirational sides, recordings that were, in their own way, influential on the entire genre. For The Mills Brothers brought the same creamy harmonies and savvy blend of jazz, blues, and pop to this material that they brought to their secular repertoire, eschewing the impassioned call-and-response style of the black church to create some of the first pop-gospel recordings. Half of this collection hails from a boxed set of four 45 rpm 7” singles that Decca issued in the early ‘50s as part of its Faith Series, so these are peak period performances as well. With liner notes by Davin Seay and remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, Wonderful Words of Life—The Inspirational Recordings is a long-overdue look at a little-known side of one of the first African-American vocal groups to cross over into widespread popular success.

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    Todd Rundgren & Utopia LIve (2LP Set)

    • With Unrivaled Stylistic Sweep, Musicianly Chops, and Depth of Repertoire, Todd Rundgren & Utopia Were a Must-See Concert Draw in the Late ‘70s 

    • This Double-LP Release Captures an August 5, 1978 Date at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco, Right at the Start of a Nationwide Tour 

    • Earlier in the Year, Rundgren Had Assembled an All-Star Band for Residencies at The Bottom Line and The Roxy 

    • Performances from Those Dates Plus an August 23 Utopia Show Supplied the Material for the Live Album Back to the Bars 

    • Live at the Old Waldorf Includes Seven Songs That Did Not Appear on Back to the Bars, Including Four Songs from Oops! Wrong Planet 

    • Also Includes Utopia Backing Rundgren on Songs, Like “Black and White” and “The Last Ride,” from Which They Were Absent on Back to the Bars 

    • Excellent Recording and Fiery Performances Make This the Best of the “Authorized Bootlegs” That Have Surfaced in Recent Years 

    • Gatefold Packaging 

    • Gold Vinyl Release Limited to 1000 Copies 

    • Belongs on the Shelf Right Next to Your Other Rundgren Records from the ‘70s 

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    This limited edition double-LP release once again proves that there were very, very few bands in the late ‘70s that could match the stylistic sweep, musicianly chops, and quality of repertoire wielded by Todd Rundgren & Utopia. This August 5, 1978 set at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco captures the band at the beginning of an extensive U.S. tour, but it had already been a busy year of touring for Todd, as back in May he had assembled an all-star band for residencies at the Bottom Line in New York City and the Roxy in Los Angeles. Performances from those shows that (along with a portion of an August 23 Utopia date from this tour) comprised the release of the double live LP Back to the Bars in December 1978, and fans of that album will find much to treasure here on this well-recorded release taken from the evening’s stereo ¼” master tapes. Here you get a chance to hear Utopia back Todd on songs, like “Black and White” and “The Last Ride” (an epic version!), from which they were absent on Back to the Bars, and Live at the Old Waldorf offers such Utopia favorites as “Trapped,” “Abandon City,” “Back on the Street,” and “Gangrene” from 1977’s Oops! Wrong Planet that did not appear on Bars.

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    Mantovani Christmas Carols CD

  • Mantovani Basically Invented the Lush, String-Heavy Sound of Easy Listening

  • His Christmas Carols Album Was a Best Seller in Both Its 1953 Mono and 1958 Re-Recorded Stereo Versions

  • The Stereo Version Has Been on CD Only Briefly, and Sells for Huge Amounts Online

  • Real Gone Music’s Reissue Presents the Stereo Version with Liner Notes by Kim Cooper and Added Photos 



    Mantovani: Christmas Carols. CD

    Mantovani’s Christmas Carols is one of the select Christmas albums (or albums, period) that had two bites of the bestsellling apple in two different incarnations. In its original mono version released in 1953, the album charted in two different years; then, with the advent of stereo technology, Mantovani re-recorded it in stereo in 1958, and THAT version of the album went on to chart four more times! Yet, that later stereo version (and when you think about it, how can you listen to the sweeping sound of Mantovani in anything but stereo?) has only briefly been available on CD (used copies sell for enough dough to keep Santa’s sleigh in gold-plated runners), and the mono version has only been on CD overseas in an inferior-sounding version. So, we are really restoring a perennial holiday favorite here; liner notes by Kim Cooper and vintage photos accompany. Merry Christmas from Real Gone Music!
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    Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas CD

  • Sammy Kaye Was Probably the Most Popular Sweet Band Leader of All Time

  • His 1957 Album I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas Became a Perennial Christmas Favorite

  • Features the Vocal Group The Kaydets

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Rare Photos from the RCA Vaults

  • Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York

  • Worldwide CD Debut 


    Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra: I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas. CD

    Families have sweetly swung and swayed to this 1957 Christmas classic for decades, and now it’s finally coming out on CD for a whole new generation to discover (and older generations to savor)! Sammy Kaye was, of course, probably the most popular “sweet” band leader of all time, and I Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas captures him conducting his orchestra in 1951, 1952, and 1957, as the album was composed of the 1951 8-song EP Christmas Serenade, two single sides from a year later, and the title track plus “The Christmas Song” recorded in 1957 especially for the release of this LP. Some of the songs feature the fondly remembered Kaydets, too…just a great Christmas record! Features notes by Joe Marchese, rare photos from the RCA vaults, and—most importantly—a beautiful remastering job by Mark Wilder at Battery Studio in New York.

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    Living Guitars & Living Strings The Joy of Christmas/The Sound of Christmas CD

  • The Living Guitars and The Living Strings Were Each Part of the “Living” Family of Ensembles Created by RCA Producer Ethel Gabriel to Capitalize on the Success of RCA’s Living Stereo Series

  • The Living Guitars’ 1969 Album The Joy of Christmas Set Beautiful Guitar Interplay to Bass and Drums for a Groovy Jazz-Meets-Easy Listening Sound

  • The Living Strings’ 1970 Record The Sound of Christmas Added Electric Bass and Voices to the Patented Living Strings Sound

  • Both Albums Are Coveted by Christmas Music Collectors

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York 


    Living Guitars & Living Strings: The Joy of Christmas/The Sound of Christmas. CD

    Ready for another seasonal stereophonic spectacular? We at Real Gone Music are finally making available another highly coveted pair of holiday releases from the “Living” family of artists! These ensembles were the brainchild of RCA’s groundbreaking producer Ethel Gabriel, who promoted the label’s highly successful Living Stereo series with a series of sumptuous, pristinely recorded albums—each credited to a group with “Living” in its name—aimed at a middle class eager to give their newly acquired stereo systems a workout. Having released two albums by The Living Voices, now we’re turning to the other two big names in the series, The Living Guitars and The Living Strings, for a pair of Christmas classics that will put even 21st century stereos through their paces!

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  • A Fred Waring Protégé, Robert Shaw Led the Most Widely-Known and Respected Choral Organization in the U.S.

  • The Robert Shaw Chorale Made a Number of Charting Albums for RCA, but Their Definitive Recording Will Always Be Christmas Hymns and Carols Vol. 1

  • This Real Gone Reissue Presents the 1957 Re-Recorded Stereo Version of the Album, Which First Charted in 1949 as a Box of Four Mono 78’s

  • The 1957 Release Hit #5 on the Charts, and Charted Three More Times in the ‘60s

  • Expanded Version Includes Two Songs That Appeared on the Mono Version but Were Left Off the Stereo Version, “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (Which Appears in Stereo) and “I Sing of a Maiden”

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Newly Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York

  • Seamless Medleys, Breathtaking Harmonies, and Beautiful Fidelity Make This Album a Christmas Classic for the Ages 


    The Robert Shaw Chorale: Christmas Hymns and Carols Vol. One. CD

    Robert Shaw was a Fred Waring protégé who, by the end of his 17-year tenure heading The Robert Shaw Chorale, had fashioned arguably the most widely-known and respected professional choral organization in the United States. The Chorale recorded a number of charting albums, all for RCA Victor, but the one that will always be considered their definitive recording is this Christmas album, presented here in its 1957 re-recorded stereo version (like a lot of popular Christmas albums of the day, Christmas Hymns and Carols had several incarnations, first appearing in the ‘40s as a box of four 78 rpm discs). The album went to #5 on the charts in 1949 and 1957, then hit the charts another three times during the ‘60s; one could argue that, with its seamless medleys and majestic harmonies, it is to this day the gold standard for choral Christmas recordings. Not only does our Real Gone reissue boast a fresh remastering by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York and new liner notes by Gene Sculatti, but we have also added two songs that appeared on the mono version of the album but somehow got left off the stereo: “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” (for which we actually did find a stereo master) and “I Sing of a Maiden.” Merry Christmas!

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    The Norman Luboff Choir Songs of Christmas/Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir CD

  • The Norman Luboff Choir Was a Mainstay Act on the Columbia and RCA Labels for Close to Two Decades

  • Their Trademark Sound Was Pure, Powerful Vocal Arrangements Tailored to Match the Wide Range of Material

  • Two of Their Greatest Recordings Were the Christmas Albums They Released in 1956 and 1964

  • Songs of Christmas Was Composed of Six Medleys, Several of Which Came from the Earliest (1952) Recordings of the Norman Luboff Choir

  • Songs of Christmas Went to #22 on the charts

  • Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir Took Full Advantage of Stereophonic Sound and Added More Modern Repertoire to Craft a Masterpiece

  • Christmas with...Went to #28 on the Charts

  • Real Gone Music’s Twofer Includes Detailed Liner Notes by Tom Pickles Featuring Quotes from Luboff Scholar Dr. Julie Lane Carter

  • Features Photos from the Sony Vaults

  • Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in NewYork

  • Two of the Greatest Choral Christmas Records of All Time 


    The Norman Luboff Choir: Songs of Christmas/Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir. CD

    For holiday music lovers, it doesn’t get any better than this: two of the greatest choral Christmas albums ever recorded, one making its CD debut, the other long out of print, on a single, 75-minute CD! Norman Luboff, was, of course, a mainstay artist on both the Columbia and RCA Victor labels for close to two decades; he and his Choir recorded everything from cowboy to calypso tunes, always with pure, powerful vocal arrangements that brought out the intrinsic flavor of the material. Here we have two of his greatest triumphs: the original mono version (not the later, reprehensible re-processed stereo version) of 1956’s Songs of Christmas, which actually included among its six medleys the earliest (1952) recordings of The Norman Luboff Choir and went to #22 on the charts, and 1964’s Christmas with the Norman Luboff Choir, which brought stereophonic sound and a more modern repertoire to the Luboff sound. The result was what is generally considered to be one of the best Christmas albums ever recorded in any genre, and another charting record for Luboff. Our Real Gone twofer includes detailed liner notes by Tom Pickles that feature quotes from Luboff scholar Dr. Julie Lane Carter, with photos from the Sony vaults and remastering by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York. Sure to be a Christmas staple on your stereo for years to come.


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    Ray Conniff The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings (2-CD Set)

    • Conniff Notched over 50 Charting Albums During His
    • Ray Conniff Is the Best Selling Arranger/Conductor of All Time Long Career on Columbia Records
    • His Three Christmas Albums—Christmas with Conniff, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Here We Come A- Caroling—Hit the Charts a Total of 16 Times
    • Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Set The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings Includes All Three Albums Plus a Bonus Version of “My Favorite Things”
    • 31 Tracks in All
    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese
    • Photos from the Columbia Vaults
    • Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios in New York
    • Three Albums for the Price of One 



     Ray Conniff: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings. (2-CD Set)

    Ray Conniff sold more records than any other arranger/conductor in the history of pop music. So it’s no surprise that his three Christmas albums were smash hits, charting a total of 16 times between them. Leading off was 1959’s Christmas with Conniff, which went to #14 on the charts, the first of five chart appearances; then came 1962’s We Wish You a Merry Christmas, which went to #15 for the first of its eight turns atop the charts; and, finally, 1965’s Here We Come A-Caroling, which also went to #15 atop the Christmas charts for the first of its three appearances. Now, Real Gone Music has put together all three of these albums—plus a bonus track, Conniff’s 1965 version of “My Favorite Things”—into a bargain-priced 2-CD set comprising every Christmas track Ray recorded during his historic run at Columbia Records. The 31-track collection includes photos from the Columbia vaults, new liner notes by Joe Marchese, and a fresh remastering at Sony’s Battery Studios in New York. Some of the most beloved holiday recordings of all time all in one place, presented with panache!

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    The Ventures The Ventures’ Christmas Album (Deluxe Expanded Mono & Stereo Edition) CD

    The first 120 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET from Don Wilson. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

    • The Ventures Are the Greatest Instrumental Rock and Roll Group of All Time, and The Ventures’ Christmas Album Is the Greatest Instrumental Rock And Roll Christmas Album of All Time
    • Perennial Favorite Has Been Out of Print for Years
    • Features Wildly Inventive Arrangements That Morph from Hits of the Day into Christmas Favorites
    • Real Gone Music’s Deluxe Expanded Edition Includes Both the Mono and Stereo Versions of the Album
    • The Mono Version Has Never Been on CD
    • Bill Kopp’s Liner Notes Include Quotes from Original Ventures Rhythm Guitarist Don Wilson
    • Also Incudes a Testimonial from Danny Amis a.k.a. Daddy-O Grande of Los Straitjackets
    • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
    • Added Photos
    • A Key Christmas Release This Holiday Season...and Every Holiday Season!



    The Ventures: The Ventures’ Christmas Album (Deluxe Expanded Mono & Stereo Edition). CD

    There are some albums that should NEVER go out of print. And by the beard of St. Nick, the greatest instrumental rock ‘n’ roll Christmas record of all time is one of them! 1965’s The Ventures’ Christmas Album was and is an absolute marvel, setting the group’s trademark Mosrite guitar twang loose on wildly inventive arrangements that start out with then-current hit melodies and then morph into Christmas chestnuts. So, for instance, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” opens with “Wooly Bully,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” opens with “I Feel Fine,” and “Frosty the Snowman” opens with “Tequila” (Frosty is evidently feeling no pain)! But we at Real Gone Music aren’t content with merely copying previous reissues of this essential holiday platter; we’re including both the stereo version and, for the first time ever on CD, mono version of this album on a single disc, so you can hear it the way most people have heard it in the “modern” era and also hear it the way most people heard it when it first came out! What’s more, liner note writer Bill Kopp tracked down original Ventures rhythm guitarist Don Wilson for quotes (and got a testimonial from Danny Amis a.k.a. Daddy-O Grande of Los Straitjackets). Thrown in some vintage photos and you have a package everybody’s going to want to spin the entire holiday season!

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    Mitch Miller and The Gang Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch! (Expanded Edition) CD

  • In His Role as Producer at Columbia Records, Mitch Miller Had an Incalculable Impact on American Pop Culture, Fostering the Careers of Doris Day, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Many Others

  • He Also Was a Popular Recording Artist in His Own Right, Releasing a Series of Chart Albums Mostly Credited to Mitch Miller & The Gang

  • His 1958 Album Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch Was One of the Best Selling Christmas Albums of All Time, Hitting #1 upon Release and Going Top Ten for Three Straight Years After That

  • However, That Album Has Never Seen a Complete, Authorized Reissue Anywhere in the World

  • Real Gone Music & The Second Disc’s Expanded Edition Not Only Includes the Complete, Original Album with Original Art but Also Features Eight Rare Bonus Tracks

  • Many of the Bonus Tracks Make Their CD Debut, Including “Must Be Santa,” a Favorite of Bob Dylan

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Rare Photos from the Columbia Vaults

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York 


    Mitch Miller and The Gang: Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch! (Expanded Edition). CD

    Are you ready to sing along with Mitch? Between 1961 and 1964, Mitch Miller invited television audiences to “follow the bouncing ball” as he conducted his cheerful chorus on musical favorites of every kind. Miller’s television show was an offshoot of his hit series of Columbia “Sing Along” LPs, which were just one of the avenues by which Miller practically defined popular tastes in the ‘50s and early ‘60s. At Columbia Records, the onetime child prodigy and trained oboe player nurtured the careers of Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Doris Day, and established the role of the producer in pop music. His reach even extended to young children, as he spearheaded the Golden Records label. In 1958, Mitch Miller & The Gang released one of their most enduring albums: the original Christmas Sing Along with Mitch, featuring rousing renditions of beloved carols including “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” “The First Noel” and “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.” Surprisingly, this classic LP—which went to #1 on the charts and hit the Top Ten for three straight years after that—has never seen a complete, authorized reissue on CD anywhere in the world. Now, this family sing-along gem is finally arriving on CD in a deluxe, expanded reissue sporting the original, classic cover art from Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records! And that’s not all.
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    Eddy Arnold The Complete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings CD

  • Eddy Arnold Is One of Country Music’s Most Legendary Figures

  • The Tennessee Plowboy Notched 147 Chart Hits in a Career Spanning over 60 Years

  • During His Long Tenure, Arnold Recorded Two Dozen Seasonal Favorites for RCA Victor

  • The Complete RCA Victor Recordings Collects All 24 Christmas-Themed Sides Plus Two Spoken Word Greetings

  • Includes the Classic 1962 Album Christmas with Eddy Arnold Produced by Chet Atkins

  • Also Features 11 Other Rare Single Sides, Most Never Before on CD in the U.S. or Never on CD at All

  • Among the Songs are Arnold’s Own “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S” and “Santa in Shanty Town”

  • Other Tunes Include Holiday Classics Like “Jingle Bell Rock” and “White Christmas”

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Rare Photos from the Sony Vaults

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios

  • The Perfect Companion to Real Gone’s The Complete #1 Hits and Every Road I Take—The Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions 1970 Releases

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 


    Eddy Arnold:The Complete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings CD

    “Music for the holiday – sung with taste and authority!” That’s how RCA Victor described the 1962 release Christmas with Eddy Arnold, the superstar entertainer’s first holiday album. Whether the style was country or pop, Eddy Arnold always sang with taste and authority – as well as tremendous warmth and a big heart. Between 1945 and 2008, “The Tennessee Plowboy” notched 147 U.S. chart hits, sold over 85 million records, and earned inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry. The music of Christmas was near and dear to Arnold’s heart, and between 1949 and 1967, he recorded two dozen holiday favorites for the RCA Victor label. Now, every one of those seasonal sides has been collected by Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records on The Complete RCA Victor Christmas Recordings, including the complete Christmas with Eddy Arnold album produced by Chet Atkins and featuring Nashville’s finest musicians.

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    Jack Jones The Jack Jones Christmas Album CD

  • Jack Jones Has Been One of America’s Premier Vocalists for Over Six Decades

  • One of the Highlights of His Tremendous Career Was His 1964 Release The Jack Jones Christmas Album

  • Includes Lush Renditions of Christmas Favorites like “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

  • Also Features More Contemporary Fare Like Frank Sinatra’s “Mistletoe and Holly” and “My Favorite Things” from Mary Poppins

  • Arranged and Conducted by Marty Manning

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Added Photos

  • Remastered from Original Tape Sources by Mike Milchner

  • A Real Gone Music/Second Disc Records release

  • Worldwide CD Debut 


    Jack Jones: The Jack Jones Christmas Album. CD

    For more than six decades, Jack Jones has been recognized as one of America’s premier vocalists. Frank Sinatra called him “one of the major singers of our time,” while Paul Williams noted, “He doesn’t perform a song; he lives it.” Williams would know, as one of the writers of Jones’ immortal theme to The Love Boat. But “The Love Boat” and beloved hits like “Wives and Lovers” and “Lollipops and Roses” merely scratch the surface of Jones’ remarkable career. One of the crown jewels of his impressive discography is 1964’s The Jack Jones Christmas Album. On the Kapp Records release—arranged and conducted by the great Marty Manning—Jones wrapped his velvet pipes around some of the most cherished Christmas favorites of all time. Lush renditions of “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” are among the most beautiful ever recorded, while Jones’ renditions of “Sleigh Ride,” “My Favorite Things,” and Frank Sinatra’s “Mistletoe and Holly” truly swing.

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    KEELY SMITH The Intimate Keely Smith (EXPANDED EDITION) CD

  • Keely Smith Was One of the World’s Most Popular Female Entertainers in the Early ‘60s

  • Her Act Playing Straight “Man” to Husband Louis Prima Was the Hottest Ticket on the Las Vegas Strip
    and Also Propelled Her to Television Stardom

  • However, Smith Divorced Prima and Started Her Own Record Label, Keely Records, in Partnership with
    Close Friend Frank Sinatra’s Reprise Label

  • Wise to the Ways of Show Business, Smith Retained the Rights to the Five Albums She Recorded for Reprise

  • Those Albums Have Never Legitimately Come Out on CD

  • Now, Real Gone Music, in Concert with Keely and Her Family, Are Going to Reissue on CD All of Keely’s Reprise Albums in Expanded Editions Featuring Rare Bonus Tracks

  • Liner Notes by Steve Hochman

  • Remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • The Intimate Keely Smith Is a Sexy, Swinging Affair and the Quintessential Album from Her Reprise Period

  • Produced by Husband-to-Be Jimmy Bowen

  • Expanded Edition Includes a Duet with Frank Sinatra, “Twin Soliloquies,” from The Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre Presents South Pacific Album

  • Also Includes the Rare Non-LP Single of the King-Goffin-Spector Track
    “No One Ever Tells You,” Arranged by Jack Nitzsche 


    Keely Smith: The Intimate Keely Smith (Expanded Edition). CD

    You can’t get any more popular in American entertainment than Keely Smith was in the early ‘60s. Having blown the doors out in Las Vegas, winning a Grammy, having hit after hit and lighting up television screens playing straight “man” to husband Louis Prima, she’d navigated the tricky waters of a professional and personal divorce, striking out on her own and starting her own record label, Keely Records, in partnership with close friend and mentor Frank Sinatra, under the auspices of his Reprise label. A groundbreaking businesswoman, as well as recording artist, Keely recorded 5 classic albums for Reprise. Because she’d seen enough show business shenanigans to last a lifetime, a generation before it became standard practice to do so, she retained the rights to her masters. Those albums have NEVER come out legitimately on CD anywhere in the world. Now, Real Gone Music, in concert with Keely & her family, is very proud to announce that the label is going to answer the pleas of pop fans worldwide and release ALL of Keely’s Reprise albums on CD for the first time in deluxe packages featuring bonus tracks, rare photos, and new liner notes by Steve Hochman. Produced by Keely’s husband-to-be & Reprise hitmaker Jimmy Bowen, 1964’s The Intimate Keely Smith is, as the steamy cover and saucy title suggest, a sexy, swinging affair and the quintessential Keely Smith recording from her Reprise period. A concept album, the project was the long form representation of her legendary “mood spot” concert segment, a staple of Keely’s live shows. Key album tracks include a rendition of Sinatra’s “Time After Time” and a version of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child”…this album presents Keely really taking wing as an artist. And the bonus tracks? Well, Keely’s strong rapport and long history with Frank Sinatra are well known. As one of the foundational artists at Reprise, which was at full creative flower, Keely was part of some really great projects outside of her own releases. With the blessing of Frank Sinatra Enterprises, we’ve included her duet with Frank, “Twin Soliloquies,” from the The Reprise Musical Repertory Theatre Presents South Pacific album, plus rare the non-LP single of the King-Goffin-Spector track “No One Ever Tells You,” arranged by Jack Nitszche and also produced by Bowen.

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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

    Limited Grey “Brainsss” Vinyl Version 720 Copies

    Limited Black & Red Starburst Vinyl Version 720 Copies (Indie Record Store Exclusive)

    Limited Orange & Green Starburst Vinyl Version 720 Copies (FYE/Transworld Store Exclusive)

    Limited Glow in the Dark Vinyl Version 500 Copies (Real Gone Music Website Exclusive)


  • 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. 

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    EVELYN “Champagne” KING The Complete RCA Hits and More! (2CD Set)

  • The first 50 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET OR TRAYCARD from Evelyn “Champagne” King. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

    Evelyn “Champagne” King Ranks Right Up There with Donna Summer and Patti LaBelle in the Disco Diva Pantheon

  • The Complete RCA Hits and More! Is the First Comprehensive Domestic Collection of Her work

  • Offers All 24 Hits She Scored for the Label

  • 26 Tracks in All

  • Includes Rare 12”, Alternate Mix,and Remix Versions of Such Hits as “Shame,” “I Don’t Know If It’s Right,” “I’m in Love,” “Love Come Down,” “Your Personal Touch,” “High Horse” and “Shake Down”

  • Liner Notes by David Nathan Include Exclusive Quotes from Evelyn “Champagne” King

  • Also Includes Photos from the RCA Vault and 12” Sleeve and Album Art

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York 


    Evelyn “Champagne” King: The Complete RCA Hits and More! (2CD Set)

    Evelyn “Champagne” King ranks right up there with Donna Summer and Patti LaBelle at the top of the disco diva pantheon, but there has never been a domestically released collection to do her glittering career justice. Which is a real “shame”…but The Complete RCA Hits and More! not only offers, like the title says, all 24 hits she scored on the R&B and Pop charts for the RCA label, but also presents them in the 12”, alternate mix, and remix versions that really got the dance floor shaking back in the day! So you get the 12” mixes of big hits like “Shame,” “I Don’t Know If It’s Right,” “I’m in Love,” and “Love Come Down,” the “Dance Mix” of “Your Personal Touch,” remixes of “High Horse” and “Shake Down,” and so on. Soul expert David Nathan contributes liner notes with exclusive quotes from Evelyn, and we’ve added photos from the RCA vaults and 12” single and album art. All 26 tracks are remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York…Break out the bubbly, cuz the definitive Evelyn “Champagne” King collection is finally here!

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    After Dropping Out of the New York Police Academy to Chase His Rock ’N’ Roll Dreams, Eddie Money Burst on the Scene in the Late-‘70s with a Series of Blue Collar Hits in the Mold of Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, Bruce Springsteen

    • Money Was Also a Mainstay of the Early MTV Era, Narrating Several Humorous Videos That Cemented His Stardom

    • His Late-‘80s Comeback Was Spearheaded by His Duet with Ronnie Spector on “Take Me Home Tonight”/“Be My Baby”

    • The Complete Hits and More! Includes Every Chart Entry, Featuring “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Think I’m in Love,” “Shakin’,” “Take Me Home Tonight”/”Be My Baby,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Walk on Water,” and “Peace in Our Time.”

    • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York

    • Photos and Album Art Included

    • 2-CD Set, 35 Tracks 

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      Eddie Money: The Complete Hits and More!. 2 CD Set. 

      After famously dropping out of the New York Police Academy to pursue his rock and roll dreams, Eddie Money burst on to the scene in the late ‘70s with a series of sweaty, blue collar hits in the mold of Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, and Bruce Springsteen, then capitalized on the MTV era by narrating a series of funny videos that cemented his image as a rock and roll Everyman, albeit one with a sneaky good songwriting touch and a powerful blue-eyed soul set of pipes. The lifestyle got the best of him during the mid-‘80s, but he made a remarkable comeback in the late ‘80s and continues on the circuit to this day offering his trademark mix of no-nonsense rock ‘n’ roll and regular guy stage persona. The Complete Hits and More is by far the biggest Eddie Money collection ever, offering, like the title says, all 24 chart hits plus tracks drawn from 10 different albums and some rare live tracks drawn from the promo-only Livin’ It Up EP (which debuts on CD here in its entirety), featuring “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Baby Hold On,” “Think I’m in Love,” “Shakin’,” his comeback duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight”/”Be My Baby,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Walk on Water,” and “Peace in Our Time.” Bill Kopp supplies the liner notes, with added photos and album art. 35 tracks remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios…two CDs to paradise for Eddie Money fans!


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    Percy Faith The Definitive Collection (2CD Set)

  • By introducing string sections to soften and sweeten the Brass-Dominated Pop Music of the ‘40s, Percy Faith Basically invented the easy Listening Genre

  • As Part of Mitch Miller’s stable of conductor/Arrangers at columbia, Faith and His Orchestra Backed everybody from Doris Day to Tony Bennett to Johnny Mathis

  • Faith Also Had a Very successful Recording career of His Own, notching a series of Top-charting Hits and Popular soundtrack Themes

  • The Definitive collection Offers 32 Tracks spanning 22 Years of Recording

  • Includes the #1 Hits “Delicado,” “where is Your Heart (from ‘Moulin Rouge’),” and “The Theme from ‘A summer Place’”

  • Also Features His soundtrack Themes to the films Tammy Tell Me True, The Oscar, and The Love Goddesses, and the TV series The Virginian

  • Faith’s Tremendously Popular Adaptations of Latin classics Like “How insensitive (insensataez)” and “Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)” Are Also included

  • Liner notes by Joe Marchese

  • includes Photos from the Columbia Vaults and some of the Great cover Art from Faith’s Releases

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery studios in new York

  • The Most comprehensive Percy Faith collection ever


    Percy Faith: The Definitive Collection (2CD Set)

    It’s not too much of a stretch to say that Percy Faith invented easy listening music; along with Mantovani, he pioneered the use of string sections to soften and sweeten the brass-dominated sound that dominated popular music during the ‘40s. Faith was also one of Mitch Miller’s main men at Columbia Records, where he provided arrangements for everybody from Doris Day to Tony Bennett to Johnny Mathis, and he composed some of the most memorable soundtrack themes of all time. Now, Real Gone pays tribute to one of the great arrangers and composers in pop music history with a 32-track set spanning 22 years of recordings, including hit singles, tracks drawn from a total of 20 different albums, and a number of his most revered compositions for the screen. Among the highlights: the #1 hits “Delicado,” “Where Is Your Heart (from ‘Moulin Rouge’),” and “The Theme from ‘A Summer Place;’” his soundtrack themes to the films Tammy Tell Me True, The Oscar, and The Love Goddesses, and the TV series The Virginian; and some of his signature adaptations of Latin music like “How Insensitive (Insensataez)” and “Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil).”

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    John Hammond Mirrors CD

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

    The first 50 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET OR TRAYCARD from John Hammond. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

    John Hammond Was and Is One of the Great Bluesman of His Generation

  • His 1967 Album Mirrors Devoted One Side to Electric Blues and One Side to Solo Acoustic Blues

  • Playing on the Electric Side Were Such Luminariesas Band Members Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson, Mike Bloomfield, and Charley Musselwhite

  • The Album Marks Early Appearances of Songs That Were to Become Staples in Other Bands’ Repertoire, Such as “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” (Grateful Dead), “Statesboro Blues” (Allman Brothers), and “Keys to the Highway” (Derek & the Dominos)

  • Includes Tremendous Versions of the Robert Johnson Tunes “Travelling Riverside,” “Stones in My Passway,” and “Walking Blues”

  • Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger Feature Exclusive Quotes from John Hammond Himself

  • Remastered by Joe Tarantino

  • CD Debut for the Only ‘60s Vanguard Album by Hammond Yet to Be Released in the Format 


    John Hammond: Mirrors. CD

    The cleverly-conceived cover shot tips you off to the fact that this 1967 record—comprised of outtakes from sessions for his John Hammond, Big City Blues, So Many Roads, and Country Blues albums—displays two different sides of the great white bluesman John Hammond, one electric, one acoustic. The electric side features a backing band for the ages, consisting of Band members Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson plus Mike Bloomfield (on piano!) and Charley Musselwhite, while the acoustic side is just Hammond on guitar. There is little doubt that members of blues-rock bands both current and future listened carefully to this record; “Death Don’t Have No Mercy” (Grateful Dead), “Statesboro Blues” (Allman Brothers), and “Keys to the Highway” (Derek & the Dominos) all appear here, and indeed Hammond was friends with Eric Clapton and Duane Allman as well as with the members of The Band that play on the album. More importantly, however, Hammond lays a convincing claim to being one of his generation’s greatest bluesmen, especially with his takes on the Robert Johnson tunes “Travelling Riverside,” “Stones in My Passway,” and “Walking Blues.” This is the only Hammond album recorded for Vanguard in the ‘60s yet to be released on CD, and our Real Gone reissue includes notes by Richie Unterberger with exclusive quotes from John Hammond himself. A long-lost classic!

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    Sandy Bull Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo CD

  • Multi-Instrumentalist Sandy Bul lWas One of the Most Intriguing and Enigmatic Figures of the ‘60s Folk Movement

  • With His Release of Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo in 1963, Bull in Effect Invented World Music

  • Swirling within Fantasias Are Elements of Folk, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Gospel, Rock ’N’ Roll, and Raga

  • The 23-Minute Track “Blend” Featuring Jazz Drummer Billy Higgins Is Easily One of the Most Adventurous Recordings of the Early ‘60s

  • Also Includes Interpretations of Works by Carl Orff and William Byrd

  • Notes by Richie Unterberger

  • Remastered by Joe Tarantino

  • CD Debut for One of the Great Lost Treasures of ‘60s Folk 


    Sandy Bull: Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo. CD

    Multi-instrumentalist Sandy Bull’s debut, Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, was for all intents and purposes the beginning of the “world music” movement. And if that seems like a bold claim, keep in mind that while many classical composers had borrowed folk motifs throughout the centuries, the mélange of folk, jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and even rock ‘n’ roll that this record offered—back in 1963!—was simply unprecedented. It all comes together on the album’s first track, a 21 minute and 51 second stylistic odyssey appropriately entitled “Blend.” Backed by jazz drummer Billy Higgins, Bull improvises in a fashion akin to jazz, but his guitar style displays elements of folk, and the droning quality and raga-like climax echo aspects of Middle Eastern and Indian music. The rest of the album is no less peripatetic, offering interpretations of German composer Carl Orff, English Renaissance composer William Byrd, a Southern mountain tune, and a gospel song. Nowadays, of course, this kind of stylistic leapfrogging is commonplace; but Bull was so far ahead of his time in 1963 that the record predictably did not sell well, though it did attract an avid cult following and gained praise from the New York Times and Down Beat. Now, Real Gone Music takes great pleasure in bringing this groundbreaking recording back into print for the first time ever on CD, with notes by Richie Unterberger supplementing Nat Hentoff's original notes and remastering by Joe Tarantino. One of the great lost treasures of the ‘60s, ripe to be rediscovered.
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