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Feb272018

Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn & Zoot Sims: Blues and Haikus (Limited “Blues” & Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition) LP

Just Like Its Predecessor, Poetry for the Beat Generation, Legendary Beatnik Writer Jack Kerouac’s Second Album, Blues and Haikus, Teamed Him with Producer Bob Thiele and Came Out on Thiele’s Douglas Label in 1959 

But This Time Kerouac Insisted on Real Jazz Musicians Instead of All-Around Entertainer Steve Allen 

What He Got Were Two Jazz Legends, Both Veterans of Woody Herman’s Band, Saxmen Al Cohn and Zoot Sims, Who Provide E ective Counterpoint Commentary to Kerouac’s Readings 

As Its Title Indicates, Blues and Haikus Reflects Kerouac’s Interest in Eastern Religion and Philosophy as Expressed in His Novel The Dharma Bums 

Released in “Blues” and Yellow Starburst Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

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Jack Kerouac Featuring Al Cohn & Zoot Sims: Blues and Haikus (Limited “Blues” & Yellow Starburst Vinyl Edition) LP 

Legendary beatnik writer Jack Kerouac’s second album once again teamed him with producer Bob Thiele and came out on Thiele’s Douglas label in 1959 just like its predecessor, Poetry for the Beat Generation. But this time around, instead of Steve Allen’s dilettante-ish jazz piano jazz flourishes, Kerouac insisted on bona fide jazz musicians to accompany his stream-of-consciousness prose. And boy, did he get them—saxophonists Al Cohn and Zoot Sims made their bones in Woody Herman’s band and were big-time post-bop players, and here they provide effective counterpoint commentary to Kerouac’s readings. As for those who approach this release from a more literary angle, Blues and Haikus reflects Kerouac’s interest in Eastern religion and meditative practices as expressed in his novel The Dharma Bums as opposed to the more On the Road-like exultations of Poetry for the Beat Generation. But whatever your interest, boppish or bookish, Blues and Haikus is an essential document from one of our most iconic American authors, and, after listening to this album, one thing is for sure: no one is having a better time at this recording session than Kerouac himself! Our release of this cult classic record comes in “blues” and yellow starburst vinyl limited to 1000 copies!

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Tuesday
Feb272018

Tiny Tim God Bless Tiny Tim (Limited Pink Vinyl Edition). LP

  • Tiny Tim a.k.a. Herbert Buckingham Khaury Was Far More Than a Mere Novelty Act 

  • Though Best Known for Getting Married to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show and for His Farcical Falsetto- and-Ukulele Hit “Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips with Me,” Tim Was Actually His Generation’s Leading Scholar of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley Music 

  • Tim Was Also Blessed with a Stupendous Vocal Range, from Baritone to his Trademark Falsetto, and Was Adept on Not Just Ukulele but Guitar, Mandolin, and Violin 

  • His Debut Album, 1968’s God Bless Tiny Tim, Displayed Both His Knowledge of Early 20th Century Pop Music and His Multi-Faceted Talent 

  • The Album Also Married Tim’s Unique Vision with Amazingly Lush Production by Richard Perry, Who Would Go On to Produce Everybody from Diana Ross to Rod Stewart 

  • God Bless Tiny Tim Featured an Amazing Array of Instruments Including Didgeridoo, Koto, Celeste, and Tympani, with Nary a Ukulele to Be Found on Many Tracks 

  • The Record Also Was Dusted with Some of the Period’s Psychedelic Touches, and Featured an Unexpected Cover of Sonny Bono’s “I Got You, Babe” 

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue in the U.S. 

  • 50th Anniversary Edition in Pink Vinyl

  • Limited Edition of 900

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    Tiny Tim: God Bless Tiny Tim (Limited Pink Vinyl Edition). LP 

    If you think, based on “Tiptoe Thru’ the Tulips with Me” and his nationally televised marriage to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show, that Tiny Tim was a mere novelty act, think again. Behind that ukulele, pasty white make-up, falsetto, and prominent proboscis was a serious scholar of American music, perhaps the only performer of the ‘60s (and certainly the only performer of his age group) keeping the torch alive for songs from vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley. Tim (born Herbert Buckingham Khaury) also was blessed with a stupendous vocal range, from baritone to his trademark falsetto, and was adept on not just ukulele but guitar, mandolin, and violin. Even with all that talent, though, had Tiny Tim just made a straight ‘20s trad jazz/pop/folk album for his debut record, God Bless Tiny Tim would not be the stone-cold cult classic it is today. But the album married Tim’s innate eccentricity with stupendously lush production from Richard Perry, who was fresh from working on Captain Beefheart’s debut, Safe as Milk, and would go on to produce everybody from Diana Ross to Rod Stewart. With Perry’s production, and Artie Butler’s arrangements, God Bless Tiny Tim featured an incredible assortment of instruments, from didgeridoo to koto to celeste to tympani, with nary a ukulele to be found on many of the tracks. Furthermore, the album was sprinkled with some of the psychedelic fairy dust that was in the air at the time (1968), full of non sequiturs both verbal and musical (like the cover of Sonny Bono’s “I Got You Babe”). The result: an album that stands outside of time, defying categorization or description. Now, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Real Gone Music is releasing God Bless Tiny Tim on LP for the first time since its original issue in the U.S. in a pink vinyl edition limited to 900 copies. This record belongs in any serious—or not-so-serious!—record collection.

     

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Scientist & Prince Jammy Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! (Limited Yellow-Green "Lightsaber" Vinyl Edition) LP

     King Tubby Proteges Scientist and Prince Jammy Are One of the Most Celebrated Production Teams in the History of Dub Music

    Their 1982 Album Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! Was a Career High Point 

    Featured Compositions by Lee “Scratch” Perry Acolyte Linval Thompson 

    Backed by the Legendary Roots Radics Band 

    Comes with Original Artwork Paying Homage to Iconic Sci-Fi Films and Figures Like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Ming the Merciless 

    First-Ever U.S. Vinyl Reissue Yellow-Green “Lightsaber” Vinyl Limited to 700 Copies

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    Scientist & Prince Jammy: Scientist and Jammy Strike Back! (Limited Yellow-Green "Lightsaber" Vinyl Edition) LP

    Jedi dub riddims from King Tubby protégés Scientist and Prince Jammy, bringing their mastery of the studio Force to tracks written by Lee “Scratch” Perry acolyte Linval Thompson. And backed by the Roots Radics band, no less…this 1982 album is about as good as early ‘80s dub gets, and the artwork, which pays a gleeful tribute to all sorts of sci-fi tropes, from Star Wars to Star Trek to Ming the Merciless, is just a bonus. First-ever Stateside vinyl reissue, in yellow-green “lightsaber” vinyl limited to 700 copies!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Girlschool The Singles 1979-84 (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition). LP

    • As The Runaways Are to American Rock ’N’ Roll, Girlschool Is to UK Rock ’N’ Roll, the Most Famous All-Female British Hard Rock Band 

    • But Girlschool Is Still Rocking 40 Years Later, with Three (Kim McAuli e, Enid Williams, and Denise Dufort) of Its Four Original Members 

    • Girlschool First Emerged in the Late ‘70s as Part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement 

    • Closely Associated with Motörhead, With Whom They Shared the Hit Single “Please Don’t Touch” Found on This Compilation 

    • The Singles 1979-1984 Includes All the Classic Single Sides Girlschool Cut for City Records and the Legendary Bronze Label 

    • Features the Hits “Race with the Devil,” “Hit and Run,” “C’Mon Let’s Go,” and “Wildlife” 

    • Compiled, Produced, and Annotated by Mark “Captain Oi” Brennan 

    • Gatefold Packaging Showing Rare Picture Sleeves 

    • Orange Vinyl Release Limited to 700 Copies

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      Girlschool: The Singles 1979-84 (Limited Orange Vinyl Edition). LP

    If your knowledge of hard-rockin', all-female bands from the late '70s is limited to The Runaways, friend, it is time to broaden your horizons and cast your eyes across the pond to the British rock institution that is Girlschool. Closely associated with fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Motorhead (with whom they shared the hit single "Please Don't Touch" found here), Girlschool is still kickin' out the jams 40 years later with three (Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, and Denise Dufort) of the four original members of the band. And here, collected inside a gatefold package sporting original picture sleeves and great liner notes by compiler Mark "Captain Oi" Brennan, are all their classic early singles, including their first one, "Take It All Away," for the City Records label, followed by all those fantastic Bronze-label sides featuring hits like "Race with the Devil," "Hit and Run," "C'Mon Let's Go," and "Wildlife." We're putting this one out in orange vinyl limited to 700 copies, and you might want to buy two…you're liable to wear out your first copy!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Debby Boone Midstream/Debby Boone & Love Has No Reason/Savin' It Up CDs

  • Having Released Debby Boone’s Smash Album You Light Up My Life for the First Time on CD, Real Gone Music Now Turns Its Attention to Her Other Four Warner Bros./Curb Albums, All of Which Are Making Their CD Debut 

  • Released as a Pair of Twofers, Midstream/Debby Boone and Love Has No Reason/Savin’ It Up 

  • Both Releases Come in Beautiful Digipaks with Booklets Boasting Rare Photos 

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Exclusive Quotes from Debby Boone 

  • Debby Worked with “You Light Up My Life” Writer Joe Brooks and Legendary Producer Brooks Arthur on Midstream 

  • The 1978 Album Featured Such Standout Cuts as “I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love” and the Hits “California” and “God Knows” 

  • Brooks Arthur Was Solely Behind the Controls for 1979’s 

    Debby Boone 

  • Includes Two Hit Country Singles, “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” and “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart” 

  • Also Features a Great Cover of the Miracles’ Flipside “Choosey Beggar” and the Beautiful “I’d Rather Be Alone” 

  • Debby Then Went Country on 1980’s Love Has No Reason 

  • Produced by Kenny Rogers’ Producer Larry Butler and 

    Engineered by the Legendary Billy Sherrill 

  • Features the #1 Country Single “Are You on the Road to Lovin’ Me Again” and the Hits “Free to Be Lonely Again” and “Take It Like a Woman” 

  • Also Released in 1980 and Produced by Larry Butler, Savin’ It Up Notched Additional Hits with “Perfect Fool” and “It’ll Be Him” 

  • Real Gone’s Twofer of Love Has No Reason/Savin’ It Up Also Includes Five Bonus Tracks 

  • Features a Trio of Non-LP Sides Including the
    Country Hits “See You in September” and “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” 

  • Also Includes a Pair of Unreleased Sides 

  • A Pair of Treasure Troves for Debby Devotees

    Debby Boone: Love Has No Reason/Savin' It Up (Expanded Edition) CD

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    Debby Boone: Midstream/Debby Boone CD

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    Debby Boone: Love Has No Reason/Savin' It Up (Expanded Edition) CD

    We know Debby Boone fans have been “savin’ it up” for this: a pair of 1980 albums making their CD debuts, plus 5 bonus tracks! With Kenny Rogers’ producer Larry Butler and legendary Nashville figure Billy Sherrill at the controls, Debby went country on Love Has No Reason, and the move paid big dividends, with a number one single in “Are You on the Road to Lovin’ Me Again” and two more chart successes in “Free to Be Lonely Again” and “Take It Like a Woman.” Debby stayed with producer Butler for Savin’ It Up, which notched additional hits with “Perfect Fool” and “It’ll Be Him;” Debby then dedicated her recording career for the next decade to Christian music and winning more Grammys before returning to pop music with Reflections of Rosemary, her 2005 tribute to mother-in-law Rosemary Clooney. As a bonus, we’ve gathered together a couple of previously unissued masters and a trio of non-LP sides from her Warner Bros./Curb recordings as bonus tracks for this twofer, including country hits “See You in September” and “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool.” Another treasure trove for Debby devotees!

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    Tuesday
    Feb272018

    Eric Andersen The Essential Eric Andersen (2CD-Set)

    Author of Such Classic Songs as “Thirsty Boots,” “Violets of Dawn,” “Close the Door Lightly When You Go,” and “Is It Really Love at All” Among Many Others, Eric Andersen Is One of the Greatest Singer-Songwriters to Emerge from the Fabled Greenwich Village Folk Scene of the ‘60s 

    Such an Artist Demands a True, Career-Spanning Anthology Chronicling Every Phase of His Multi- Faceted Career 

    Now, Real Gone Music, along with Sony Legacy and with Input from Eric Andersen Himself, Is Releasing the Ultimate Retrospective of His Body of Work 

    The Essential Eric Andersen Spans 45 Years of Recordings Taken from 18 Di erent Albums 

    Includes Material from the Vanguard, Warner Bros., Columbia, Arista, Gold Castle, Appleseed, Meyer, Ryko, Smithsonian Folkways, CBS Holland and Sony Legacy Labels 

    33 tracks 

    Features an Unreleased Take on Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” with David Bromberg 

    Other Collaborators Include Joni Mitchell, Lou Reed, Rick Danko, Richard Thompson, Dan Fogelberg, Joan Baez, and Leon Russell 

    Highlights Include Four Tracks from the Classic Blue River Album and Five Tracks from the Stages Album, the Tapes for Which Were Lost for Two Decades 

    Also Features the Best of Andersen’s Recent European Recordings 

    The Collection Concludes with Andersen’s First-Ever Recording, a Duet with Phil Ochs on “Plains of Nebraska-O,” Taking Him Back to His Greenwich Village Roots 

    Liner Notes by Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone 

    Photos from the Artist’s Private Collection 

    Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York 

    Released in Conjunction with a New Documentary Film on Eric Andersen, The Songpoet, to Be Released Later This Year 

    The Definitive Look at a Major Artist in American Music

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    Eric Andersen: The Essential Eric Andersen (2CD-Set)

    Author of such nonpareil songs as “Thirsty Boots,” “Violets of Dawn,” “Close the Door Lightly When You Go,” and “Is It Really Love at All” among many others, Eric Andersen is one of the greatest singer-songwriters to emerge from the fabled Greenwich Village folk scene of the ‘60s. But the one thing missing from his catalog of recordings is a true, career-spanning anthology chronicling every phase of his multi-faceted career. Now, Real Gone Music, in association with Sony Legacy and the artist himself, presents The Essential Eric Andersen, a 2-CD, 33-track set that spans 45 years, 10 different labels, and 18 different albums in offering the de nitive look at his body of work. The highlights are too numerous to list but here are a few; the retrospective ttingly begins with two solo tracks from his 1965 debut Vanguard album Today Is the Highway before touching on such career standouts as his Blue River album (represented by four tunes including “Is It Really Love at All” and the title track with Joni Mitchell), its follow-up Stages ( ve songs including “Time Run Like a Freight Train” with Dan Fogelberg on background vocals), the tapes for which were lost for two decades before being found in the Columbia vaults, and even an unreleased track, a cover of Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” featuring David Bromberg on dobro. Disc two leads off with several tracks from Eric’s Arista recordings including live takes of “Thirsty Boots” and “Violets of Dawn,” and then features collaborations with fellow legends Lou Reed (“You Can’t Relive the Past”), Richard Thompson (“Hills of Tuscany”), and Rick Danko (“Keep This Love Alive” and “Driftin’ Away,” with the Danko, Fjeld and Andersen band), as well as other recent recordings made in Europe. The collection concludes by coming full circle with his earliest recording, a 1964 duet with Phil Ochs on “Plains of Nebrasky-O” recorded for Smithsonian-Folkways and released on The Best of Broadside collection, bringing Eric all the way back to his Greenwich Village roots. With notes by Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone, photos from Eric’s private collection, a pristine remastering job by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York, and a timely release in anticipation of the release of a new documentary lm, The Songpoet, The Essential Eric Andersen isn’t just the essential work of a major gure in American music—it’s just plain essential.

     

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    Saturday
    Jan272018

    Johnny Mathis Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head & Sings the Music of Bacharach & Kaempfert CDs

  • His 60-Year Career Still Going Strong, Johnny Mathis Is One of the Greatest Pop Vocalists of All Time 

  • But Most of the Albums He Cut for Columbia During the ‘70s Have Never Appeared on Stand-Alone CDs 

  • Now, Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records Are Embarking on a 10-Release Journey Through Johnny’s Classic ‘70s Columbia Catalog 

  • Each Release, Whether a Single-Album Release or a Twofer, Will Come in an Expanded Edition Featuring Rare Tracks 

  • All Will Include Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Drawn from Exclusive Interviews with Johnny Mathis Himself 

  • Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios 

  • Original Album Art 

  • Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head Was Johnny’s First LP of the 1970s 

  • Features Lush Interpretations of Then-Current Pop Hits Like George Harrison’s “Something,” Paul Simon’s “Bridge over Troubled Water,” and the Bacharach-David Title Tune 

  • Produced by Jack Gold with the Orchestras of Ernie Freeman and Al Capps 

  • Expanded Edition Includes Five Bonus Non-LP Singles from Mathis’ Return to Columbia Records 

  • Sings Bacharach and Kaempfert Continued Johnny’s Tradition of Mining the Songbooks of All-Time Great Songwriters 

  • Arranged by Long-Time Kaempfert Collaborator Herbert Rehbein 

  • Complete Double Album with Five Bonus Tracks Including Bert Kaempfert’s “It Makes No Di erence” and Four Bacharach-David Tunes Featuring Their Very First Song with Johnny, “Warm and Tender” 

  • First-Ever CD Release

    Johnny Mathis: Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head. CD

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    Johnny Mathis: Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head. CD

    Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to kick off a new series celebrating
    the legendary Johnny Mathis’ classic albums
    of the 1970s and onward with the first-ever expanded CD edition (and standalone U.S.
    CD premiere!) of the artist’s very first LP of the 1970s. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My
    Head was titled after Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s Academy Award-winning hit from
    the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance
    Kid. On Raindrops, Mathis reinterpreted the popular hits of the day in his signature velvety smooth style, aided and abetted by the lush orchestras of Ernie Freeman and Al Capps, and the production of Columbia Records veteran Jack Gold. In addition
    to Bacharach and David, also represented by Johnny’s hit “Odds and Ends” and “Alfie,” the original album features his renditions of songs by Jimmy Webb (“Honey Come Back”), George Harrison (“Something”), Paul Simon (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”), John Barry (“Midnight Cowboy”), and Rod McKuen (“Jean”)—a true “Who’s Who.” The expanded Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head has been bolstered with ve bonus non-LP singles from Mathis’ return to Columbia Records circa 1968-1970, including Bacharach and David’s “Whoever You Are, I Love You” from their Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Promises, Promises; Bert Kaempfert’s “Night Dreams;” and Gordon Lightfoot’s “Wherefore and Why,” arranged by Harry Nilsson’s frequent collaborator, Perry Botkin, Jr.! The blues they sent to meet you won’t defeat you with this newly-expanded edition of one of Johnny’s most beloved albums!

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    Saturday
    Jan272018

    Jackie DeShannon Stone Cold Soul--The Complete Capitol Recordings CD

    Memphis Masters Untouched 

    Now, for the First Time, All of DeShannon’s Capitol Masters Have Been Gathered into One Collection 

    Stone Cold Soul—The Complete Capitol Recordings Presents All 25 Sides DeShannon Recorded for Capitol, Including the Songs Album and All of Her Memphis Material Featuring Five Previously Unreleased Tracks 

    Joe Marchese’s Liner Notes Are Drawn from an Exclusive Interview with Jackie DeShannon 

    Booklet Includes Stunning, Never-Before-Seen Photos of Jackie DeShannon 

    Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

    Essential Listening for Any DeShannon Fan or Roots-Rocker

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    Jackie DeShannon: Stone Cold Soul--The Complete Capitol Recordings CD

    After spending the rst full decade  of her recording career at Liberty/ Imperial Records, where she immortalized such iconic anthems as “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart,” Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon was wooed away to Capitol Records in 1971. Upon landing at her new label, the Kentucky-born DeShannon was dispatched to Memphis’ American Recording Studios, where, with producer Chips Moman and a crack band consisting of Bobby Emmons and Bobby Woods on keyboards, Reggie Young on electric guitar, Mike Leach on Bass, Johnny Christopher on acoustic guitar, and Gene Crisman on drums, she recorded a avorful mix that embraced her Southern soul roots blended with country, gospel, and pop. The wide-ranging repertoire included the DeShannon originals “West Virginia Mine” and “Now That the Desert Is Blooming” along with songs by George Harrison (“Isn’t It a Pity”), Van Morrison (“And It Stoned Me”), Carole King & Gerry Gof n (“Child of Mine”), Emitt Rhodes (“Live till You Die”), Arlo Guthrie (“Gabriel’s Mother’s Highway”), Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn (“Sweet Inspiration”), and others. But those tracks inexplicably remained in the vaults, leapfrogged by the tracks DeShannon cut at Capitol Studios upon returning to California that turned into her Songs album. In fact, of the Memphis tracks, only a single (“Stone Cold Soul”) and a lone track on Songs (“Show Me”) were released at the time. The rest of the Songs album, co-produced by DeShannon with Eric Malamud and John Palladino, featured covers of Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay” (retitled “Lay, Baby, Lay”) and Hoyt Axton’s “Ease Your Pain” plus a shimmering trio of DeShannon originals: “Salinas,” “Bad Water,” and a remake of “West Virginia Mine.”  DeShannon’s stay at Capitol proved to be short-lived; legendary producer Jerry Wexler bought out her contract to bring her to Atlantic Records, leaving most of Jackie’s Memphis masters unreleased. Some of those masters emerged as part of a long-out-of-print UK collection decades later, but now, for the rst time, all 25 of Jackie’s Capitol recordings are available on this Real Gone Music compilation. Stone Cold Soul—The Complete Capitol Recordings presents Jackie’s rare Memphis tracks including 5 previously unreleased titles along with her Songs album. The CD also offers a stunning selection of never-before-seen period photographs from her personal collection along with in-depth liner notes from Joe Marchese taken from an interview with Jackie. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, Stone Cold Soul offers essential listening for any Jackie DeShannon fan or vintage roots-rocker!

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    Saturday
    Jan272018

    The Oak Ridge Boys When I Sing for Him--The Complete Columbia Recordings and RCA Singles (2 CD)

    The Oak Ridge Boys Are One of the Most Popular Country Vocal Groups of All Time 

    Their Long Recording History Started in the ‘40s with The Oak Ridge Quartet 

    Though Their Discography Has Been Amply Documented Over the Years, Two Key Periods in Their Career Remain Largely Unavailable 

    The First Was Their 1973-1976 Stint at Columbia Records, Which Marked the First Time the Classic Line-Up of Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban Got Together 

    The Oak Ridge Boys Recorded Three Albums
    for Columbia, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sky High, and Old Fashioned, Down Home, Hand Clappin’, Foot Stompin’, Southern Style, Gospel Quartet Music, None of Which Have Ever Appeared on CD 

    They Also Recorded a Number of Non-LP Singles and Songs Only Found on Compilations for the Label 

    The Oak Ridge Boys Also Recorded Nine Single Sides for RCA from 1990-1993, with Steve Sanders Replacing William Lee Golden 

    Now, Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Collection 

    When I Sing for Him—The Complete Columbia Recordings and RCA Singles Brings Together All of Their Recordings for Both Columbia and RCA 

    Includes the Grammy-Winning “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor” as Well as Homespun Renditions of Classics by Allen Toussaint, Paul Simon, Larry Gatlin, Kris Kristo erson, Dallas Frazier, and Porter Wagoner 

    Includes a Bonus Johnny Cash Single, “Praise the Lord and Pass the Soup,” That The Oak Ridge Boys Sang On Along with The Carter Family and Marked Their First Chart Entry 

    The RCA Material Features Their Moving Take on The Righteous Brothers’ “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” 

    Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York 

    Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese 

    49 Rare ’n’ Essential Tracks from One of Country’s Most Revered Groups

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    The Oak Ridge Boys: When I Sing for Him--The Complete Columbia Recordings and RCA Singles (2 CD)

    Before “Elvira” and “Bobbie Sue” catapulted them into the mainstream of commercial pop, The Oak Ridge Boys paid their dues as both recording artists and popular live performers. The band’s history was a long one, with the original Oak Ridge Quartet dating back to the 1940s. But the birth of The Oak Ridge Boys, as we know the group, really took place in 1973 at Columbia Records. That was when Joe Bonsall joined Duane
    Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban to complete the foursome that still packs houses today. The Oak Ridge Boys recorded three albums for Columbia between 1973 and 1976, dipping their toes into pop, rock, and mainstream country for the rst time while still embracing their gospel roots. Shockingly, none of these albums have ever been released on CD anywhere in the world—until now! Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are raising the curtain on this lost chapter of Oak Ridge Boys history with a de nitive, new 2-CD anthology. When I Sing for Him: The Complete Columbia Recordings and RCA Singles boasts the group’s complete Columbia albums The Oak Ridge Boys, Sky High, and Old Fashioned, Down Home, Hand Clappin’, Foot Stompin’, Southern Style, Gospel Quartet Music, plus all of their period Columbia non-LP singles, and songs that only appeared on compilations. When I Sing for Him includes the Grammy-winning “The Baptism of Jesse Taylor” as well as homespun renditions of classics by Allen Toussaint, Paul Simon, Larry Gatlin, Kris Kristofferson, Dallas Frazier, Porter Wagoner, and Johnny Cash. The Man in Black even appears on two tracks here, leading the group on “No Earthly Good” and as a special bonus, Cash’s own single “Praise the Lord and Pass the Soup”—the Oaks’ rst country chart entry. The Columbia years are joined by every single from another long overlooked period of their career, their 1990-1993 tenure at RCA Records, during the time in which Steve Sanders had replaced William Lee Golden. At RCA, the Oaks moved further into pop, even covering The Righteous Brothers’ “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” in their own inimitable style. This comprehensive collection brings the band full circle with a rousing, harmony-rich version of “Go Tell it on the Mountain.” Vic Anesini has remastered every track at Sony’s Battery Studios from the original tapes, and The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese has supplied the new liner notes. Throughout their career, The Oak Ridge Boys have never stopped singing for Him. Now, with When I Sing for Him: The Complete Columbia Recordings and RCA Singles, some of their rarest and most signi cant music is nally available again for you.

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    Saturday
    Jan272018

    Axe Rock 'N' Roll Party--The Complete Atco Recordings CD

    Formed by Ex-Members of Babyface, and Led by Guitarist Bobby Barth (Later of Blackfoot), the Florida Band Axe Put Out a String of Minor Pop-Metal Classics in the Late ’70s and Early ‘80s 

    Inked to MCA in 1979, Axe Really Hit Their Stride When They Brought In Bassist Wayne Haner and Signed to Atco in 1981 

    Their Two Albums for Atco, Offering and Nemesis, O ered an Irresistible Heartland Rock Recipe of Good-Time Boogie Metal and Biker Rock Blended with Southern Rock and ’80 Keyboard Cheese 

    Real Gone Music’s New Collection Rock ’N’ Roll Party— The Complete Atco Recordings Includes Both Albums Plus a Bonus Track, “Midnight” 

    Features Such Great Tunes as “Rock ’N’ Roll Party in the Streets,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Heat in the Street” 

    Liner Notes by Scott Schinder


    An American Answer to Judas Priest and Motörhead 

    21 Tracks

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    Axe: Rock 'N' Roll Party--The Complete Atco Recordings. CD

    It really was a rock ‘n’ roll party any time this Florida band came to town! Formed from the
    ashes (whiskers?) of Babyface, this ve-piece led by guitarist Bobby Barth signed with MCA in the late ‘70s for two albums, but really put the pedal to the metal when they brought in Wayne Haner as bassist and inked with Atco in 1981. In fact, the two albums they recorded for the label, Offering and Nemesis, offered good-time boogie metal and biker rock years before folks like Sammy Hagar and Motley Crüe rode the formula to platinum success and excess; throw in a little Southern rock (Barth went on to join Blackfoot) and a chunk of keyboard cheese and you had a greasy recipe tailor-made for heartland success. Unfortunately, Axe also became known for a true rock ‘n’ roll tragedy; guitarist Mike Osborne was killed in a car accident that also seriously injured Barth, and the band broke up soon after. But at their peak, Axe offered a uniquely American answer to period Brit-rockers like Judas Priest and Motörhead with melody to burn. This new collection offers every note Axe recorded for Atco, including the two albums plus a bonus track, “Midnight,” not to mention classic tunes like “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party in the Streets,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Heat in the Street.”. Scott Schinder’s essay puts Axe in its proper place in the American metal pantheon. Get out your air guitar, er, axe!

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    Saturday
    Jan272018

    Phyllis Dillon One Life to Live (Limited Violet Vinyl Edition) LP

    Phyllis Dillon Was the Biggest Female Star of the Rocksteady Movement in Jamaica

    Her Recordings for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Label Are Among the Most Highly Prized Work in the Entire Genre 

    Consisting of Sides Dating from 1968 to 1972, One Life to Live Is Her Sole Album Release 

    Includes the Hits ““Long Time No Nice Time,” “We Belong Together,” and “One Life to Live, One Love to Give” 

    Also Features Fantastic Interpretations of Such Songs as George Harrison’s “Something” and Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With” 

    Newly Remastered to Sound Better Than the Album Ever Has Before 

    First-Ever Stateside Reissue

    Violet Vinyl Edition Limited to 700 Copies

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    Phyllis Dillon: One Life to Live (Limited Violet Vinyl Edition) LP

    As the only album ever released by the leading female singer of the entire rocksteady movement, One Life to Live is a crucial document of the era and genre; that it also happens to be a fantastic record is just gravy! Dillon spent her entire career recording for Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle imprint; though One Life to Live was released in 1972, it is something of a compilation, including material recorded through 1968 to 1972. And as
    such, it features a bunch of her solo hits, including “Long Time No Nice Time,”
    “We Belong Together,” and the title tune. But to American ears, her interpretations of such rock warhorses as George Harrison’s “Something” and Stephen Stills’ “Love the One You’re With” may stand out the most; in her light, rocksteady style laced with rock and pop, she truly makes these songs her own. For this rst-ever Stateside vinyl reissue, we have remastered this seminal album to make it sound better than it ever has, and we’re issuing it in a violet vinyl edition limited to 700 copies!

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    Saturday
    Jan272018

    Ken Boothe Freedom Street (Limited Grey “Asphalt” Vinyl Edition) LP

    Ken Boothe Is “Mr. Rock Steady,” Probably the Most Soulful Jamaican Singer of the ‘60s 

    His Mid-‘60s Sides for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One Imprint Are Treasured by Rocksteady Fans 

    Boothe Then Moved to Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s Imprint for the Classic 1970 Album Freedom Street 

    Freedom Street Continued Boothe’s String of Hits with the Songs “Why Baby Why,” “Now I Know,” and the Title Track 

    Newly Remastered to Sound Better Than Any Previous Release 

    First-Ever Vinyl Reissue

    Grey “Asphalt” Vinyl Edition Limited to 700 Copies

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    Ken Boothe: Freedom Street (Limited Grey “Asphalt” Vinyl Edition) LP

    First-ever vinyl reissue of the classic 1970 album from Mr. Rock Steady! Ken Boothe was the most soulful singer of the rocksteady era, often likened to a Jamaican Wilson Pickett, and his mid-‘60s recordings for Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One label were and are among the genre’s most coveted sides. In 1970, he moved to Leslie Kong’s Beverley’s imprint for this album, which continued his string of hits with the songs “Why Baby Why,” “Now I Know,” and the title tune, “Freedom Street.” We’ve remastered this landmark reggae/rocksteady release to make it sound better than it ever has, and pressed it up in a grey “asphalt” vinyl edition limited to 700 copies!

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    Thursday
    Dec282017

    Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman Last of the Mohicans Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Sepia-Toned Vinyl Edition)

    Boasting a Bravura Performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Michael Mann’s 1992 Epic Retelling of James Fenimore Cooper’s frontier classic The Last of the Mohicans Has Passed into the Classic Movie Pantheon, with Repeated Cable TV Showings 

    But the Movie’s Success Has Been Somewhat Overshadowed by Its Wildly Popular Soundtrack 

    Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman’s Score Is Easily One of the Most Popular Pieces of Film Music from the ‘90s Despite Having Been the Work of Two Different Composers 

    The “Main Title” Has Become as Much a Part of Pop Culture as the Themes to Titanic, Star Wars, and Other Blockbusters 

    Also Includes “I Will Find You” by Clannad 

    Real Gone Music’s First-Ever North American Release of the Soundtrack Comes in Sepia-Toned Vinyl 

    Gatefold Packaging Features Production Stills Limited Edition of 1000

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    Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman: Last of the Mohicans Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Sepia-Toned Vinyl Edition)

    Rare is the soundtrack that as time passes overshadows the film of which it was a part, but that’s what has happened in the years since the 1992 release of The Last of the Mohicans. Not that the film is any slouch; Michael Mann’s epic retelling of James Fenimore Cooper’s frontier tale is a cable TV fixture and more evidence that Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the great actors of our time. But the film’s music has emerged as easily one of the most popular scores of ‘90s cinema, with the “Main Title” in particular having become a part of our popular culture the same way as, say, the signature themes from Titanic, Star Wars, and other blockbusters. What makes it even more extraordinary is that the movie’s score emerged from postproduction turmoil as the work of two different composers, Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman. Jones’ work is more of the traditional orchestral soundtrack ilk, Edelman’s has a more contemporary feel, but somehow it all fits, with the closing credit song “I Will Find You” by Clannad an added bonus. Long a bestselling soundtrack CD, we at Real Gone Music are releasing this revered soundtrack on vinyl for the first time in North America in sepia-toned vinyl limited to 1000 copies, inside a brand-new gatefold festooned with production stills. Guaranteed to get your blood stirring!

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    Thursday
    Dec282017

    Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane Mahoney’s Last Stand CD

    The Soundtrack to Mahoney’s Last Stand Is One of the Rarest Entries in the Respective Discographies of Faces Members Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane 

    Recorded in 1972 by Wood and Lane While Waiting Around for Rod Stewart to Show Up to the Ooh La La Recording Sessions, the Album Was Not Released Until 1976 

    Its Obscurity Can Also Be Attributed to the Fact That Actor- Director Alexis Kanner’s Film Never Saw a Proper Theatrical Release 

    But the Recording Sessions Attracted the Cream of British Rock Royalty, Including Pete Townshend, Blind Faith and Family member Rick Grech, Fellow Faces Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, Soon-to-Be Fellow (for Wood) Rolling Stones Habitués Ian Stewart, Bobby Keys, and Jim Price, Micky Waller (Wood’s Fellow Member in the Jeff Beck Group of the Late ‘60s), and Grease Band Member Bruce Rowland 

    Much of the Music Has a Rustic, Rural Feel in Keeping with the Film’s Setting 

    Also Includes Some Blues-Rock Riffage (e.g. “Woody’s Thing”) Like What Wood Would Explore with Keith Richards in the Stones 

    Highlight of the Album is Lane’s “Just for a Moment,” Which Is a Prime Example of the Wistful, Yearning Roots-Rock That Made His Solo Work So Captivating 

    Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger 

    Never Before Released on CD in the U.S., and Only Briefly Available on CD Abroad

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    Ron Wood & Ronnie Lane: Mahoney’s Last Stand CD

    What do two Faces do when their lead singer (bon vivant Rod Stewart) doesn’t show up for the Ooh La La recording sessions? They work on a soundtrack for an obscure film by actor and friend Alexis Kanner (most famous for his guest roles on the late-‘60s TV series The Prisoner), and draft the uppermost rank of British rock royalty to play on it! Indeed, given the pedigree of the personnel on this project, it is rather stunning how obscure this 1976 album from Faces members Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane remains, having only been issued on CD abroad and for a brief time at that; one suspects it has much to do with the flop of the film (which appears to have only been screened at the Canadian Film Festival), and the fact that the original LP was released four years after it was recorded in 1972. Just listen to the roll call of session men on Mahoney’s Last Stand, which was produced by Glyn Johns, himself a British rock and roll noble of good standing and fresh from producing Paul McCartney and Wings’ Red Rose Speedway when he worked on this album: Pete Townshend (guitar and “special electronic effects”), Blind Faith and Family member Rick Grech, fellow Faces Ian McLagan and Kenney Jones, soon-to-be fellow (for Wood) Rolling Stones habitués Ian Stewart, Bobby Keys, and Jim Price, Micky Waller (Wood’s fellow member in the Jeff Beck Group of the late ‘60s), and Grease Band member Bruce Rowland to name but a few. As for the music, much of it has a rustic, rural feel in keeping with the film’s setting, which follows the misadventures of a recluse who rents a ramshackle farm in the Canadian countryside, with some nods (“Woody’s Thing”) towards the blues-rock Wood would explore with Keith Richards in the Stones. But without a doubt the highlight is Lane’s “Just for a Moment,’ which is here in both vocal and instrumental versions; it’s a prime example of the wistful roots-rock that made Lane’s post-Faces solo career so compelling. Richie Unterberger’s liner notes examine this little-known detour in the careers of two British rock legends…fascinating for Faces and Stones fans!

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    Thursday
    Dec282017

    Grateful Dead Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3--Denver '73 (3 CD)

  • Real Gone Music Continues Its Long, Strange Trip Through Grateful Dead Concert Recordings with Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3—Denver ‘73 

  • 3-CD Set Never Before Available at Retail 

  • Captures the Complete 11/21/73 Show at
    the Denver Coliseum, Another Great Night on the Legendary Fall 1973 Tour in One of the Dead’s Favorite Cities

  • Also Includes Bonus Material from the Night Before 

  • Recorded by Kidd Candelario and Mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD Sound 

  • Highlighted by the Unprecedented, 62-Minute Medley of “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”/”Playing in the Band”/ ”El Paso”/”Playing in the Band”/”Wharf Rat”/”Playing in the Band”/”Morning Dew” 

  • 16-Page Full-Color Booklet Features Liner Notes by Blair Jackson

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    Grateful Dead: Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3--Denver '73 (3 CD-Set)

    Denver was always one of the Dead’s favorite stops, and the pair of shows they played there on the hallowed Fall 1973 tour were a high time indeed. This 3-CD set—which has never before been released at retail—offers the complete November 21, 1973 show along with some choice excerpts from the night before, all beautifully recorded by Kidd Candelario and mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD sound. Appropriately enough for the setting, the first set is laced with cowboy tunes like “Jack Straw,” “Mexicali Blues,” and “Big River” (a particularly good rendition), but the real revelation is the second set, which launches into an unprecedented and seamless 62-minute medley of “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo”/”Playing in the Band”/”El Paso”/”Playing in the Band”/”Wharf Rat”/”Playing in the Band” (three times!)/”Morning Dew.” Wow! The November 20 material at the end of disc three is quite worthy as well, highlighted by an adventurous “The Other One.” The 16-page full-color booklet features notes by Blair Jackson. A keeper!

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    Wednesday
    Dec132017

    X-Ray Spex Germfree Adolescents (Limited Test Tube Clear with Blue Splatter Vinyl Version) LP

    • The One and Only LP Release from X-Ray Spex and Its Irrepressible Frontwoman Poly Styrene, Germfree Adolescents Is One of the Signature Albums of the Early (1978) British Punk Movement

    • Deemed by Everybody from Greil Marcus to Robert Christgau to Spin to Mojo as One of the Greatest Punk Albums Ever Made

    • Real Gone’s Vinyl Reissue Reproduces the Inner Lyric Sheet Offering Poly’s Brilliant Observations About the Plastic, Corporate Nature of Modern Society

    • Test Tube Yellow with Blue-Green Splatter Vinyl

    • LIMITED TO 1200 COPIES! 

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    •  X-Ray Spex: Germfree Adolescents (Limited Yellow with Blue-Green Splatter Vinyl Version). LP

      Real Gone Music is proud to present Germfree Adolescents, one of the signature albums of the early (1978) British punk movement, in the format (vinyl!) it belongs and in a color mix (

      yellow with blue-green splatter! 

      !) it demands. The one and only LP release from X Ray Spex and its irrepressible frontwoman Poly Styrene has been deemed by everybody from Greil Marcus to Robert Christgau to Spin to Mojo as one of the greatest punk albums ever made, and for this reissue, we’ve done it right; besides the colored vinyl, we’ve reproduced the inner lyric sheet, where you can read Poly’s brilliant observations about the plastic, corporate nature of modern society. All of which she sings in a passionate yowl all her own (with Lora Logic among others backing on saxophone); this is not only one of the most penetratingly observant punk records, it’s also one of the most passionate, and, surprisingly enough, catchy. Check out “The Day the World Turned Day-Glo” and “Germ Free Adolescents” if it’s hooks you’re after; if it’s righteous anger and a noisy racket you’re seeking, every track will do ya. Limited edition of 1200!

       

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    Wednesday
    Dec132017

    Dionne Warwick Odds & Ends--Scepter Records Rarities CD

    Dionne Warwick’s ‘60s Recordings for the Scepter Label (Many Written by the Legendary Team of Hal David and Burt Bacharach) Remain Right at the Pinnacle of ‘60s Pop

    With a Total of 40 Chart Hits, Dionne’s Run at Scepter Is the Most Successful of Any Female Artist on an Independent Label During the ‘60s 

    But All That Success Led the Scepter Label to Be Bought and Sold Twice Before Dionne Bought Her Tapes Back, Leaving Her Recordings in Disarray 

    Now, Real Gone Music Is Bringing Order to the Pop Universe with a 25-Track Collection of Dionne Warwick Rarities from the Scepter Vaults 

    9 Unreleased Tracks Out of 25 Total 

    Almost All Tracks Make CD Debut 

    Includes Rare Alternate Versions of Hits Like “Don’t Make Me Over,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” 

    Includes Stereo Single Versions of Songs Like “He’s Moving On” and “Amanda” 

    Also Features Foreign-Language Single Versions of Such Hits as “A House Is Not a Home” and “Walk On By” and Long-Lost Songs Like “Monday, Monday” and “Our Ages or Our Hearts” 

    Released with Cooperation of the Legendary Dionne Warwick Herself, Who Sat Down for an Interview with Liner Note Writer Joe Marchese 

    Also Includes Rare Photos Remastered by Ted Carfrae 

    Some of the Greatest—and Rarest—Vocal Pop of the ‘60s 

    With a total of 40 Pop chart hits

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     Dionne Warwick: Odds & Ends--Scepter Records Rarities CD

    Dionne Warwick’s recordings for the Scepter label rank as arguably the most successful run of any artist—and certainly of any female artist—for an independent label during the 1960s. But all that success had a downside for her considerable legacy: Scepter became a hot property for acquisition, and as a result the label’s holdings were bought and sold several times before Dionne herself arranged to buy her own masters back. By that time, though, the Scepter tapes had been scattered in disarray, thus leaving a lot of material in limbo and causing compilers to throw up their hands. Well, where other reissue labels fear to tread Real Gone Music goes full speed ahead! Odds & Ends—Scepter Records Rarities offers 25 hard-to-find tracks (plus some bonus promo spots) from the Scepter vaults, including rare alternate versions (of hits like “Don’t Make Me Over,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”), stereo singles (“He’s Moving On;” “Amanda”), foreign language singles (“A House Is Not a Home” in Italian and French; “Walk On By” in German and Italian), and just plain lost tracks (like “Our Ages or Our Hearts” and “Monday, Monday”). Many of the selections are previously unissued and most are making their CD debut. What’s more, this one’s released with the full cooperation of the legendary lady, Dionne herself, who sat down for an interview with liner note writer Joe Marchese, and includes rare photos. Remastered by Ted Carfrae, Odds & Ends— Scepter Records Rarities is a stone solid must for any Dionne fan, and of course any Bacharach-David fan as well...this is some of the greatest—and rarest—vocal pop music of the ‘60s!

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    Wednesday
    Dec132017

    Denny Doherty Of All the Things—The Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters. CD

    Though Perhaps the Least Recognized Member of The Mamas and The Papas, Denny Doherty Arguably Had the Best Voice in the Group

    But His Solo Career Never Got the Attention It Deserved

    For Example, His 1971 Solo Album Watcha Gonna Do Was Only Reissued in Japan in 2002, and Commands Huge Figures Online

    Now, Real Gone Music Not Only Presents the First Domestic CD Reissue of Watcha Gonna Do, but Also Adds Six Bonus Tracks to Create a New Collection, Of All the Things—The Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters

    Includes an Unreleased Track (“Shadows on My Wall”) from the Album Sessions, a Non-LP Single Side (“To Claudia on Thursday,” with Supporting Vocals by Spanky McFarlane), and Four Unreleased Songs Recorded in 1972

    Features Such Sidemen as Barry McGuire, Buddy Emmons, Russ Kunkel, “Fast” Eddy Fischer, and Eric “The Doctor” Hord

    Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Offer Quotes from Eddy Fischer, Denny’s Daughters, Producer Bill Szymczyk, Mama Michelle Phillips, and Others

    Unseen Period Photos
    Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision Long-Lost, Classic Roots Rock 

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    Denny Doherty: Of All the Things—The Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters. CD

    Almost to the day we released our The Mamas and The Papas: Complete Singles—50th Anniversary Collection back in January 2016, fans of the group (and they are legion!) started asking us about reissuing Papa Denny Doherty’s criminally overlooked 1971 solo album on the ABC/Dunhill label, Watcha Gonna Do. This record came out on CD only in Japan back in 2002, and commands hundreds of dollars online, so a straight reissue would have worked just fine. But that’s not how we do things at Real Gone Music…and so we aren’t stopping with the album. We’re adding six bonus tracks, five of ‘em previously unreleased, to fashion a brand-new compilation, Of All the Things—The Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters! Arranged by Jimmie Haskell, produced by Bill Szymczyk, and featuring songs written by Denny with his first wife Linda Woodward with such session players as Barry McGuire, Buddy Emmons, Russ Kunkel, “Fast” Eddy Fischer, and Eric “The Doctor” Hord, Watcha Gonna Do is truly a lost gem of early ‘70s roots rock, sort of The Mamas and Papas meeting The Band and The Eagles (Szymczyk went on to produce all of The Eagles albums). The bonus tracks include the rare single of the non-LP track “To Claudia on Thursday”—with additional vocals supplied by Spanky McFarlane of Spanky & Our Gang—plus five other tracks unearthed from both album session tapes and follow-up recordings left in the vaults. Joe Marchese provides liner notes featuring quotes and reminiscences from Eddy Fischer, Denny’s daughters, Bill Szymczyk, Michelle Phillips, and others. Artwork includes previously unpublished period photographs. Remastered by Mike Milchner/Sonic Vision, this release is a must for any fan of The Mamas and The Papas and of that gorgeous Doherty tenor!

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    Friday
    Nov102017

    Sleepless in Seattle Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Blue Vinyl Edition). LP

    One of the Trio of Classic Romantic Comedies Written/ Directed by the Late Nora Ephron and Starring

    Meg Ryan, Sleepless in Seattle Is Perhaps the Most Romantic Movie of Its Generation 

    Its Soundtrack, Which Ephron Helped Put Together, Was a Big Reason Why the Movie Was So Effective and Such a Big Hit

    The Movie’s Array of Songs Appealed to Hearts of Every Vintage and Tastes of Every Stripe
    Featured Artists Old (Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole, Gene Autry), New (Céline Dion, Harry Connick, Jr.) and Somewhere in Between (Carly Simon, Joe Cocker, Tammy Wynette)
    Also Singlehandedly Launched a Revival of Interest in Jimmy Durante, Whose “As Time Goes By” and “Make Someone Happy” Were Featured over the Beginning and End Credits, Respectively

    First-Ever LP Release

    Blue Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies

    The Plot Hinged on Meg Ryan Falling in Love with Tom Hanks After Hearing Him on a Christmas Eve Radio Talk Show...Maybe This Release Will Spark (or Re-Kindle) Some Holiday Romance of Its Own!

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    Sleepless in Seattle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Limited Blue Vinyl Edition). LP

    One of the great trio of romantic comedies starring Meg Ryan that were written and/or directed by the late Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail being the other two), 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle was arguably the most romantic movie of its generation, and its soundtrack was a big reason why. With artists old (Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole, Gene Autry), new (Céline Dion, Harry Connick, Jr.) and somewhere in between (Carly Simon, Joe Cocker, Tammy Wynette), the movie’s array of songs (many chosen by Ephron herself) appealed to hearts of every vintage and tastes of every stripe, and the tunes themselves represented the best that the Brill Building and Nashville had to offer. Indeed, the film re-introduced a whole new generation to the unique charms of Jimmy Durante with his renditions of “As Time Goes By” and “Make Someone Happy” over the opening and closing credits, respectively, resulting in a boomlet of enthusiasm for the work of the ol’ Schnozzola. The music was so powerful, in fact, and so integrated with the screenplay that it helped gloss over the incredibility of the film’s premise, which, as you might recall, had Meg Ryan falling in love with Tom Hanks, a stranger she had never met, merely from hearing him being interviewed on a radio talk show on Christmas Eve. But such fantasies are what movies are made for, especially romantic comedies, and for this first-ever U.S. release of the soundtrack to Sleepless in Seattle on LP, we at Real Gone Music have tried to capture some of that “stardust” with a blue vinyl edition limited to 1000 copies. Just in time for Christmas, too…maybe this release will spark (or re-kindle) some holiday romances of its own!

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    Friday
    Nov102017

    Henry Mancini Mommie Dearest--Music from the Motion Picture (Limited White Vinyl Edition). LP

    Christina Crawford’s Controversial Memoir About the Abuse She Suffered at the Hands of Her Mother Joan Crawford Spawned an Even More Controversial Movie 

    Starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest Was Loved and Loathed for Its Over-the-Top Characters and Dramatic Situations 

    But Henry Mancini’s Score for the Film, Which Paid Tribute to the Classic Soundtracks of ‘40s and ‘50s Hollywood Dramas by Such Composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, and Elmer Bernstein, Won Universal Praise 

    It Was a Model of Restraint, Balancing Passion and Pathos While Commenting and Adding Texture to the Extreme Emotions Being Displayed on Screen 

    Mancini’s Characteristic Command of Melody and Orchestral Color Are on Full Display, Especially on the Track “No More Pain” 

    First-Ever LP Release

    Gatefold LP Jacket Features Production Stills 

    Limited Edition of 1200 in Spotless White Vinyl

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    Henry Mancini Mommie Dearest--Music from the Motion Picture (Limited White Vinyl Edition). LP

    Christina Crawford’s controversial memoir about the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother Joan Crawford spawned an even more controversial movie starring Faye Dunaway as the Hollywood diva. Panned by many, Mommie Dearest won (?) an award for the worst movie of the ‘90s, and to this day is loved/loathed for being an over-the-top camp cult classic. But one aspect of the movie was universally hailed: Henry Mancini’s elegant score. Fashioned to re-create the classic film themes from ‘40s and ‘50s dramas by such composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, and Elmer Bernstein, Mancini’s work is a model of restraint, balancing passion and pathos while commenting and adding texture to the emotional extremes being displayed on screen. As always, Mancini’s command of orchestral color is masterful, and while none of the melodies here are quite as scene-stealing as, say, his work on Days of Wine and Roses among his darker-themed movies, he does save quite a punch for last with the penultimate “No More Pain” track. For this, the FIRST-EVER VINYL RELEASE of this classic score, Real Gone Music has designed a gorgeous gatefold cover featuring production stills. Limited edition of 1200 in very, very clean white vinyl!

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