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May202016

Sea Level Sea Level/Long Walk on a Short Pier

  • With an Initial Band Line-Up Including Three Members of the Allman Brothers Band (Keyboardist Chuck Leavell, Percussionist Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson, and bassist Lamar Williams), Sea Level Was the Prototypical Jam Band, Offering a Tasty Fusion of Jazz, Blues, and Rock

  • This Twofer Presents Their Self-Titled Debutand Long Walk on a Short Pier, Their Last Album for the Capricorn Label

  • Long Walk on a Short Pier Was Not Released for 20 Years Due to a Contractual Dispute

  • Both Albums Are Long Out of Print and Sell for Big $ Online

  • Scott Schinder’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Band Leader Chuck Leavell 

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    Sea Level: Sea Level/Long Walk on a Short Pier. CD

    Having put out Sea Level’s second and third albums, we’re now polishing off their Capricorn album catalog by releasing the first and last albums on a single CD! Sea Level had begun as a Allman Brothers spinoff, with three members of the mid-‘70s ABB (keyboardist Chuck Leavell, percussionist Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson and bassist Lamar Williams) leading their proto-jam band mixture of jazz, blues, and rock on the debut record, which was highlighted by such instrumentals as “The Rain in Spain” and “Tidal Wave” as well as the Leavell organ showcase “Grand Larceny.” And though the band had changed quite a bit between the first and fourth record—Jaimoe and drummer George Weaver had left, and guitarist Davis Causey, saxophonist/keyboardist Randall Bramblett, and drummer Joe English had joined—the band maintained its superb “level” of musicianship, even though Long Walk on a Short Pier didn’t come out in the U.S. for 20 years due to contractual problems with Capricorn. Both albums have been out of print on CD for over a decade and command huge prices on the reselllers’ market; they appear here with notes by Scott Schinder featuring exclusive quotes from Chuck Leavell himself!

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    Friday
    May202016

    Survivor The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    The first 100 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET from Jim Peterik. First-come, first-served.
    • After Leading the Chicago-Based Band The Ides of March (“Vehicle”), Jim Peterik Founded Survivor Along with Guitarist Frankie Sullivan in 1978
    • After a Couple of Releases for the Scotti Brothers Label, the Band Struck Gold When Sly Stallone Tapped Them to Record the Theme for Rocky III

    • The Resulting Track, “Eye of the Tiger,” Became One of the Biggest Hits of the ‘80s, Going to #1 and Taking the Album of the Same Name to #2 on the Charts

    • The Definitive Collection Is by Far the Most Comprehensive Collection Ever of This Legendary Windy City Band

    • 35 Tracks Including Key Songs from the Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison Lead Vocalist Eras

    • Includes All but Two of the Band’s Hits, Highlighted by “Eye of the Tiger,” “Poor Man’s Son,” “American Heartbeat,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You,” “The Search Is Over,” “Burning Heart”

      (from Rocky IV), “Is This Love,” and More

    • Bill Kopp’s Liner Notes Include Exclusive Quotes from Jim Peterik

    • Added Photos and Album Art 

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      Survivor: The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

      After leading The Ides of March (“Vehicle”) and recording a solo album for Epic in 1976 (whose liner notes termed him “a survivor,” thus inspiring the band name), vocalist-guitarist-keyboardist Jim Peterik formed Survivor in 1978 along with guitarist Frankie Sullivan. After recording a couple of moderately successful albums for the Scotti Brothers label, the band struck gold when Sly Stallone tapped them to record the theme song for Rocky III. “Eye of the Tiger” went to #1, took the album of the same name to #2, and cemented Survivor’s place in rock history. Now, Real Gone Music is proud to present the most comprehensive collection ever devoted to this Windy City legend, a 2-CD set offering 35 tracks taken from the peak 1978-1988 years, featuring key tracks from both the Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison lead vocalist eras. All but two of the band’s hits are here, including such indelible tracks as, of course, “Eye of the Tiger,” “Poor Man’s Son,” “American Heartbeat,” “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You,” “The Search Is Over,” “Burning Heart” (from Rocky IV), “Is This Love,” and more. Liner note writer Bill Kopp sat down for a nice, long interview with Jim Peterik, and we’ve included photos and album art. The definitive collection indeed…get your ‘80s groove on!

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    Friday
    May202016

    The Delfonics 40 Classic Soul Sides (2-CD Set)

  • The Delfonics Were One of the First and Greatest Philly Soul Vocal Groups

  • 40 Classic Soul Sides Is by Far the Largest Delfonics Collection Ever

  • Includes All but Six Tracks from Their Four Classic Philly Groove Albums Plus Three Non-LP Sides

  • Masterful Soul Crafted by Producer-Songwriter Thom Bell and Songwriter-Lead Vocalist William Hart

  • Includes Such Career Touchstones as “La-La Means I Love You,” “You Got Yours and I’ll Get Mine,” “(Didn’t I) Blow Your Mind This Time,” “Trying to Make a Fool of Me,” “I’m Sorry,” “Break Your Promise,” and More

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Include Quotes from Thom Bell, William Hart, and Philadelphia Sound Sideman Extraordinaire Bobby Eli

  • The Definitive Delfonics! 

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    The Delfonics: 40 Classic Soul Sides (2-CD Set)

    Hey Philly Soul fans—we are going to blow your minds this time! Here is (by far) the biggest anthology ever afforded the trio that pioneered the Philadelphia Sound, The Delfonics, featuring 40 sweetly soulful tracks, most of ‘em recorded under the watchful eye of the great Thom Bell and featuring the potent songwriting team of Bell and lead singer William Hart. In fact, this collection is so comprehensive that it’s missing only six tracks from the group’s four classic Philly Groove studio albums, and has thrown on three non-LP sides to boot! Every key track is here, including “La-La Means I Love You,” “You Got Yours and I’ll Get Mine,” “(Didn’t I) Blow Your Mind This Time,” “Trying to Make a Fool of Me,” “I’m Sorry,” “Break Your Promise,” “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love), and more, all beautifully remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. And for an extra special treat, Joe Marchese’s notes include exclusive quotes from Thom

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    Friday
    May202016

    Eddy Arnold Each Road I Take—The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions

  • With 147 Chart Hits to His Name, Eddy Arnold Is One of Country Music’s Largest Legends

  • Each Road I Take—The Lee Hazlewood & ChetAtkins Sessions Captures Him in 1970, When His Career Was at a Crossroads

  • Includes the Album Love and Guitars, the Last Record He Would Cut with Chet Atkins

  • Also Includes the Only Album Arnold Cut with Famed Producer Lee Hazlewood (e.g. Nancy Sinatra), Standing Alone

  • Both Albums Have Never Been on CD

  • Love and Guitars Is a Largely Acoustic Record Featuring Guitar Work from Jerry Reed, Harold Bradley and Even Atkins Hmself

  • Standing Alone Features the Legendary Wrecking Crew

  • Both Albums Offer Songs by a Remarkably Wide Range of Songwriters

  • Also Includes Four Rare Single Sides

  • Features Two Unreleased Tracks from the Lee Hazlewood Sessions

  • 27 Tracks in All

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese with Added Photos

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Production 

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    Eddy Arnold: Each Road I Take—The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions. CD

    The countrypolitan crooner Richard Edward Arnold – better known as Eddy Arnold – scored 147 U.S. chart hits between 1945 and 2008, sold over 85 million records, and earned inductions into the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry. Yet, in 1970, the superstar known as “The Tennessee Plowboy” found himself at a crossroads. That year, he released two remarkable albums ending one chapter in his career and beginning another. Love and Guitars would be his final full-length collaboration with Nashville-based producer and legendary guitar man Chet Atkins, with whom he had first worked in 1950. Standing Alone marked his first and only project with hip maverick Lee Hazlewood – a pairing which inspired some of the finest vocals Arnold ever committed to record. Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records’ Each Road I Take: The 1970 Lee Hazlewood & Chet Atkins Sessions boasts both of these seminal, never-before-reissued albums together with Arnold’s singles from the landmark year, as well as two previously unreleased tracks produced by cult hero Hazlewood.

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    May202016

    Brook Benton: Rainy Night in Georgia—The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A’s & B’s (2-CD Set)

  • Brook Benton Was One of the All-Time Great Soul Balladeers

  • But His Last Great Body of Work, the Jimmy Bowen-Produced Sides He Cut for Reprise and the Arif Mardin-Produced Sides He Cut for Cotillion, Remains Largely Unavailable

  • Rainy Night in Georgia—The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A’s & B’s Includes Both Sides of Every Single He Cut for the Two Labels

  • 31 Tracks in All, 28 from Original Tape Sources

  • 30 of 31 Tracks Are Presented in Their Original Mono Single Mixes; “My Way” Appears in Its Rare Stereo Single Mix

  • Benton’s Staggering Stylistic Versatility Is on Full Display, Ranging from Pop Standards to Gospel to Southern-Dipped Soul Featuring the Dixie Flyers

  • Includes Such Key Tracks as “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Shoes,” “Nothing Can Take the Place of You,” and “Don’t it Make You Want to Go Home”

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Added Photos

  • Belongs Right Next to Benton’s Fabled Mercury Material 

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    Brook Benton: Rainy Night in Georgia—The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A’s & B’s (2-CD Set)

    He’s one of the all-time great soul balladeers, with 58 pop and 38 R&B hits to his credit, and his beautiful baritone is one of the most recognizable voices in all of pop and soul music, but Brook Benton has never had any kind of collection devoted to his last great body of work, the Jimmy Bowen-produced sides he recorded for Reprise and the Arif Mardin-produced material he recorded for Cotillion during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Now, in true Real Gone fashion, we’ve put together a two-CD package that includes the A and B-side of every single side Benton recorded for the two labels, all but one (see below) in their original mono single mixes and, after an exhaustive vault search, all but three from original tape sources. These 31 sides display a staggering stylistic versatility ranging from R&B takes on pop standards like “My Way” (yes, that song can be funky, and it’s here in a rare stereo single mix!), “I Gotta Be Me,” and “The Glory of Love,” to gospel songs like “If You Think God Is Dead,” topical tunes like “Heaven Help Us All” and “A Black Child Can’t Smile,” and, of course, some Southern-dipped soul like the #1 R&B hit “Rainy Night in Georgia” and the seven single sides he recorded with the Dixie Flyers, including the hits “Shoes” and “Don’t It Make You Want to Go Home.” Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and annotated by Gene Sculatti, Rainy Night in Georgia—The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A’s & B’s is a major soul find and deserves a place on the shelf right next to Brook’s classic Mercury material.

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    Friday
    May202016

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 27

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

    • Dick's Picks 27 Is the Only Volume to Feature the Final Line-Up of the Band

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 27—Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA 12/16/92 (3-CD Set)

      This is the only Dick’s Picks volume to feature the final Dead line-up, with Vince Welnick assuming all keyboard duties after the departure of Bruce Hornsby, and, fittingly enough, it provides quite the showcase for the ex-Tubes keyboardist’s vocal chops on the unexpected covers of the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” and the Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows!” Those are two of the four bonus songs taken from the next night’s show at the same venue; the rest of this 3-CD set presents the complete 12/16/92 Oakland show, which offers among its treasures a rare (albeit abbreviated), ‘90s reading of “Dark Star,” a great, Pigpen-tribute rendition of “Good Lovin’,” Bob Weir’s fine reading of Willie Dixon’s “The Same Thing” and a marvelously exploratory “Playing in the Band/Drums/Space” segment. One of the best ‘90s Dead shows, presented in HDCD sound—never before available in stores!

     

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    May202016

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 29

    • Two Shows Taken from the Scintillating Spring '77 Tour in Support of Forthcoming Terrapin Station Album

    • Includes Hidden Bonus Tracks from October'77

    • Largest Dick's Picks Volume in the Series at 6 CDs

    • Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 29—5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL (6-CD Set)

    Start talking tours to any Deadhead you know and just say “Spring ‘77”—chances are a big smile will steal across his or her face. That’s because of all the road trips in the Dead’s long history, arguably the one that saw the most consistently high level of playing was the Spring ’77 tour the band undertook in support of its forthcoming Terrapin Station album. And that’s why, out of the 36 volumes in the Dick’s Picks series, only one, this one, is a 6-CD set (there isn’t even a 5-CD set)! Inside are two complete shows minus one encore (from the Florida show), plus some equally fantastic, unlisted bonus tracks from a 10/11/77 show in Norman, Oklahoma, all impeccably recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson. Highest among the many highlights from the Fox Theatre show are the version of Sugaree and the incredible segue from Playing in the Band to Uncle John’s Band (also don’t miss the unbilled, primal version of Not Fade Away). But the Lakeland show just may take the cake—two medleys, a breathtaking Scarlet Begonias/Fire on the Mountain and a jaw-dropping Estimated Prophet/He’s Gone/Drums/The Other One/Comes a Time/St. Stephen/Not Fade Away/St. Stephen/One More Saturday Night, are the icing. Comes with original slipcased packaging—never before available in stores!

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    Friday
    May202016

    The Electric Prunes

    • First-Ever Legitimate Collection of Their Wondrously Adventuresome Singles

    • Presented in Original Mono Mixes, Which Were Markedly Different from Album Versions

    • Liner Notes Include Track Commentary by Band Members

    • Photos of Band and Singles Included

    • Features "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)" and "Get Me to the World on Time"

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    THE ELECTRIC PRUNES: The Complete Reprise Singles. CD

    Though the Electric Prunes were responsible for some of the boldest and most experimental pop of the late ‘60s, they always were, more than just about any band of their ilk, a singles-oriented act, at least in their earliest incarnation. In fact, according to vocalist James Lowe, the engineers at American Recording, where many of their early singles were recorded, used to transmit the single mixes to a radio in a car parked outside the studio to make sure the songs sounded good in the medium through which most people would hear them. As a result, the Prunes singles were punchier than their album counterparts, and were, above all, mono—yet to date, no legitimate collection has ever compiled these singles, many of which have never been on CD in their original mix. Now, for the first time, Real Gone Music has assembled all 23 of their original single sides for Reprise, which span several band line-ups and several legendary producers (Dave Hassinger, David Axelrod) with very different visions, yet remain of remarkably consistent high quality.

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    Friday
    May202016

    The Tubes

     Two Charting Albums from One of the Most Original and Provocative Acts of the '70s

    • Now Issued on CD for the First Time in the U.S.

    • New Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti Feature Fresh Quotes from Drummer Prairie Prince

    • Includes Such Tubes Classics as "Don't Touch Me There," "Slipped My Disco," "God-Bird-Change," and "Cathy's Clone"

    • Original Inner-Sleeve Art Included

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    The Tubes: Young & Rich/Now (2-CD Set)

    The fact that these two albums, their second and third releases, have been out of print for years—and Now never even issued on CD in this country—is eloquent testimony to the fact that the Tubes are one of the most underrated bands of the ‘70s (though not underrated by all—used CD copies of these albums go for staggering figures online). This was a band that blended disparate strands of Album-Oriented Rock into a vision all their own. Salacious Zappa-like satire? Check. Over the top theatricality a la Alice Cooper? Check. BOC-like hard rock? Check. Even avant-garde, Beefheart-ian atonality cropped up in unexpected places. Yet underneath all the pomp and circumstance this San Francisco group was still just a bar band, and it was these radically different stylistic directions that held back these records from widespread commercial success even as they rewarded those listeners that hung on for the ride. Whether live, with the various personas adopted by Fee Waybill, or in the studio, the Tubes approached each song as a conceptual art piece; such songs as  “Don’t Touch Me There,” “Slipped My Disco,” “Cathy’s Clone” and “God-Bird-Change” attest that they damn well pulled it off.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    Sam Samudio Sam, Hard and Heavy. CD

    • After Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs Folded in the Late ‘60s, Lead Singer and Front Man Domingo “Sam” Samudio Recorded This Collector’s Dream of a Solo Album in 1971 for Atlantic Records

    • Produced by the Legendary Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd

    • Includes Such Hallowed Sidemen as Duane Allman, The Sweet Inspirations, The Memphis Horns, and The Dixie Flyers Led by Jim Dickinson

    • A Little Hard Rock, a Little Tex-Mex, a Little Blues, and Always Rockin’

    • Won a Grammy for Samudio’s Hilarious, Stream-of- Consciousness Liner Notes, Reproduced Here

    • Also Includes Additional Liner notes by Richie Unterberger 

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    SAM SAMUDIO: Sam, Hard and Heavy CD

    After the late-‘60s collapse of Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, the band’s front man and lead singer Domingo “Sam” Samudio signed a solo deal with Atlantic and recorded this 1971 slice of collector nirvana. Why nirvana? Well, aside from Sam’s estimable vocal and songwriting contributions, the album boasted contributions from, oh, about a half-dozen different flat-out legends, including producers Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler and sidemen the Dixie Flyers (led by Jim Dickinson), the Memphis Horns, the Sweet Inspirations, and some session guitarist named Duane Allman! Sam’s born-to-be-wild pose on the front cover tips you off to the sound; this album updated the Pharoahs’ frat-boy garage raunch with a nod towards hard rock (“Relativity” and “Don’t Put Me On”), while also harkening back to his Tex-Mex (“Don’t Put Me On”) and blues (“Key to the Highway”) roots. Little wonder, then, that vinyl copies of this record—which makes its CD debut here—fetch a pretty penny when and if you can find it. The album also won a Grammy for Sam’s hilarious, stream-of-consciousness liner notes (“Thank the monkey”), which we’ve reproduced here along with new notes by Richie Unterberger. We’ve also added a bonus single side, Sam’s version of “Me and Bobby McGee” featuring Duane Allman on dobro--don’t miss this one!

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    MAYNARD FERGUSON: THE NEW SOUNDS OF MAYNARD FERGUSON/ COME BLOW YOUR HORN—THE COMPLETE CAMEO RECORDINGS. CD

     

    • Both Records Maynard Ferguson Recorded for the Cameo Label in 1963

    • Two of the Most Collectible Albums in the Maynard Ferguson Catalog on One CD, Recorded Between His Stints for the Roulette and Mainstream Labels

    • Features His Great Roulette Band of Lanny Morgan, Willie Maiden, Frank Vicari, Mike Abene, Ronnie Cuber and Arranger Don Sebesky

    • Includes a Bonus Track from the New Sounds Sessions

    • Remastered Straight from the Original Tapes

    • New Liner Notes

    • Maynard’s Complete Cameo Recordings 

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    Maynard Ferguson: The New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson/Come Blow Your Horn—the Complete Cameo Recordings. CD

    Released through Real Gone by arrangement with ABKCO Records, this twofer features two of the most collectible albums in the entire Maynard Ferguson catalog, the two records he recorded in 1963 for the Cameo label in between his stints at the Roulette and Mainstream labels. Maynard still has his great Roulette band of Lanny Morgan, Willie Maiden, Frank Vicari, Mike Abene, Ronnie Cuber and master arranger Don Sebesky et al. with him on these recordings. Sourced from the original master tapes, this marks the first time these rare gems will be legitimately released on CD. Both albums feature driving big band arrangements of both standards and originals, and we have unearthed an unreleased bonus track from the New Sounds sessions, a take on the classic The Song Is You, exclusively for this reissue. Remastered straight from the original tapes with new liner notes—Maynard’s complete Cameo recordings!

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks 25

     

    • The Legendary Series of Peak Live Shows, Carefully Culled Straight from the Band's Vaults
    • Dick's Picks 25 Was Recorded by Owsley "Bear" Stanley and Betty Cantor-Jackson, Offering Some of the Best Fidelity in the Series

    • Features a Rare Cover of "Werewolves of London"

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks 25—May 10, 1978 New Haven, CT May 11, 1978 Springfield, MA (4-CD Set) 

    This pair of Grateful Dead shows, taken from an extended East Coast run in the Spring of 1978, not only were among the best of the year, but—with the loving touch of Bear and Betty Cantor-Jackson at the controls—rank as one of the most beautifully recorded entries in the Dick’s Picks series. Both concerts—which appear here minus just two and three songs, respectively—find the group in exceptionally lyrical form on ballads like “Loser,” “Stella Blue,” “Looks Like Rain” and “They Love Each Other.” Also not to be missed is a superlative, slowed-down version of “Friend of the Devil” and the rare performance of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” as an encore (the band only played it about a dozen times live). Full of diamonds for Deadheads.

     

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    Apr202016

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 31

    • The Legendary Series of Grateful Dead Live Recordings, Originally Unavailable in Stores

    • Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 Presents the Wall of Sound Tour at Its Zenith

    • Includes Two Epic Versions of “Playing in the Band”

    • Features Highlights from Three Consecutive Nights of Shows

    • Dick’s Picks Vol. 25 Was Recorded by Bear and Betty Cantor-Jackson and Is Among the Highest-Fidelity Volumes in the Series

    • Features Exceptionally Lyrical Performances of “Loser,” “Stella Blue,” “Looks Like Rain,” and “They Love Each Other”

    • Also Includes a Great, Slowed-Down Version of “Friend of the Devil” and a Rare Performance of “Werewolves in London”

    • Two Complete Shows Less Five Songs 

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    Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 31—8/4-5 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 8/6/74, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ (4-CD Set)

    This Dick’s Picks volume captures the Dead right in the thick of the legendary 1974 Wall of Sound tour and only two months away from leaving the road for a year-and-a-half hiatus. The Wall of Sound was, of course, the massive sound system designed by Owsley “Bear” Stanley that was so meticulously constructed that, for example, each string of Phil Lesh’s bass had its own speaker (and was so daunting to transport and assemble that it was dismantled after the tour). The result was a crystal-clear sound that to this day stirs controversy among the band’s fans. It certainly complemented and even encouraged the band’s continued move away from the country-rock of Workingman’s Dead towards a jazz fusion sound best expressed by the two epic versions of Playing in the Band found here. As opposed to most Dick’s Picks collections, this four-disc set offers highlights from three consecutive nights of shows rather than presenting shows in their entirety; the result is that each disc stands on its own as a musical statement. Highly rated by aficionados, and possibly the best Wall of Sound set of shows available, in HDCD sound to boot. Never before available in stores. 

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III/ALBUM II The Atlantic Recordings. CD

  • Perhaps No Singer-Songwriter Has Ever Bared His or Her Soul Quite Like Loudon Wainwright III

  • His First Two Albums, Cut for Atlanticin1970and1971, Respectively, Tackled Such Subjects as Lust, Suicide, and Fear of Parenthood Head On

  • Belying Their Serious Subject Matter, They Are Also Among the Funniest Singer-Songwriter Records Ever Made

  • Both Records Appear on The Atlantic Recordings Along with a Bonus Track

  • Originally Released as a Limited Edition That Sold Out Immediately

  • Back in Print by Popular Demand

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    Loudon Wainwright III: Loudon Wainwright III/Album II—The Atlantic Recordings. CD

    No singer-songwriter has ever stared at himself in the mirror with quite the intense honesty displayed by Loudon Wainwright III throughout his career, but his first two albums, cut for Atlantic in 1970 and 1971, respectively, really bare the soul to a degree perhaps only rivaled by John Lennon’s first solo album with the Plastic Ono Band. Lust, suicidal feelings, fear of parenthood; all are grist for Loudon’s songwriting mill—with such fearless introspection, little wonder he later became an acclaimed actor. But if this all sounds like a tedious wallow, it’s not, for Wainwright is also probably the funniest singer-songwriter ever (Sample rhyming couplet: “And a baby can spot your shtick/All the coochy coochy coo is a lot of poo poo when you spread it on that thick”). This Real Gone release finally brings to retail the original limited edition Rhino Handmade set that was only available online, and then only for a heartbeat before it sold out, complete with bonus track (“Drinking Song”). These 24 tracks represent Loudon’s complete Atlantic recordings…indispensable stuff!

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    THE D.O.C. NO ONE CAN DO IT BETTER (EXPANDEDEDITION) CD

  • Featured in the 2015 Film Straight Outta Compton,The D.O.C. (a.k.a. Tracy Lynn Curry) Was a Major Figure in West Coast and Gangsta Rap

  • The D.O.C. Was a Behind-the-ScenesContributortoSome of the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time Including Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It, and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle

  • Produced by Dr.Dre, His 1989 Debut Album No One Can Do It Better Also Belongs on the Short List of Greatest Rap Albums

  • However, There Has Never Been an Updated Version of the Original CD Release

  • This Expanded Edition Presents a Remastered Edition of the Original Album Plus Seven Impossible-to-Find 12” Mixes

  • Notes by Aaron Kannowski Include Quotes from The D.O.C.

  • 75 Minutes of Historic Hip-Hop 

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    The D.O.C.: No One Can Do It Better (Expanded Edition). CD

    With the 2015 release of the film Straight Outta Compton, we at Real Gone Music figured it was about time somebody revisited one of the landmark albums of West Coast rap, The D.O.C.’s No One Can Do It Better. The D.O.C. a.k.a. Tracy Lynn Curry was a behind-the-scenes contributor to some of the biggest and most hallowed rap releases ever, including Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It, and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, and his Dr. Dre-produced debut record lived up to the braggadocio of its title by going platinum, spawning the #1 rap singles “It’s Funky Enough” and “The D.O.C. & The Doctor,” and being hailed by critics nationwide as one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever recorded. However, there has never been an updated reissue of the original 1989 CD, which, like most releases of the early CD era, doesn’t really do the music sonic justice.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    AIR SUPPLY THE COLUMBIA & ARISTA YEARS The DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (2-CD Set)

  • Air Supply’s Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell Ruled the ‘80s Charts with Hits Like “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was over You,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even the Nights Are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”

  • The Columbia & Arista Years—The Definitive Collection Is Their Biggest Collection Ever

  • 30 Tracks Including Every Hit

  • Also Includes Fan Favorites Like Their First Single for Columbia, “Love and Other Bruises,” and “I Can Wait Forever” from Ghostbusters

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Contains Added Photos and Album Shots

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York

  • Pop Perfection in Every Track 

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    Air Supply: The Columbia & Arista Years—The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    Here they are…the ones that you love. ALL of the hits that the Australian duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell scored during their sterling, 40-year career, plus a whole lot more—their biggest collection ever! Air Supply simply ruled the ‘80s charts with Top Five hits like “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was over You,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even the Nights Are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” and they’re all here, newly remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios to make their indelible pop melodies soar even more than before. But this two-CD, 30-track set contains a lot more for Air Supply fans to savor, like their first single for Columbia, “Love and Other Bruises,” and the David Foster-produced “I Can Wait Forever” from the Ghostbusters soundtrack. Liner notes by Joe Marchese follow the duo’s meteoric rise to the top of the charts, and the package includes art from their albums and added photos. Supreme popcraft in every track!

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    Apr202016

    PETULA CLARK Natural Love—The Scotti Brothers Recordings. CD

  • Petula Clark is One of the Most Internationally Revered and Versatile Vocalists in Pop Music History

  • In the Early ‘80s, She Returned to the American Music Scene After a Brief Hiatus by Recording for the Scotti Brothers Label

  • Her First Single for the Label,“NaturalLove,” Became a Pop and Country Hit

  • Natural Love—The Scotti Brothers Recordings Collects for the First Time All the Recordings Petula Made for the Scotti Brothers Label

  • Includes Several Petula Originals Plus a Version of “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music,
    in which she was appearing on stage in London at the time

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

  • Period Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • A Missing Piece of Petula’s Distinguished Discography 

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    Petula Clark: Natural Love—The Scotti Brothers Recordings. CD

    After achieving tremendous success as an international music star in the 1960s and 1970s, Petula Clark began a new phase of her American music career when, after a short hiatus from the States, she was approached by Scotti Brothers Records to return to the recording studio. Label owner Tony Scotti was a fan of Petula's work, and knew that she was capable of singing a variety of styles, including country-flavored tunes. Scotti’s instincts proved dead-on; the slick and twangy toe-tapper “Natural Love,” Petula's debut release for Scotti Brothers, not only brought her back to the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts but also to the Top 20 Country Singles list in 1981.

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    Apr202016

    EDGAR WINTER The DEFINITIVE COLLECTION. (2CD SET)

    The first 100 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET from Edgar Winter. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.
    • Keyboardist/Saxophonist/Composer Edgar Winter First Gained Notice as a Sideman on Brother Johnny Winter’s Second Winter Album

    • After Signing to Epic Records, He Became One of the Biggest Stars of the ‘70s, with Eight Charting Albums Including the #3 They Only Come Out at Night

    • The Definitive Collection Is Edgar’s Largest Retrospective to Date

    • 30 Tracks Reflecting His Unique Mixture of Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rock, and Funk

    • Includes Such Key Tracks as “Frankenstein,” “Give It Everything You Got,” “Free Ride,” “Keep Playin’ That Rock ’n’ Roll,” “Easy Street,” and More

    • Features Tracks from All 11 of His Epic/Blue Sky Albums Including Those Cut with Edgar Winter’s White Trash, The Edgar Winter Group and with Johnny Winter

    • Boasts Such Musicians as Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Dan Hartman, and Johnny Winter

    • Bill Kopp’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from an Extensive Interview with Edgar Winter

    • Remastered by Darren Salmieri at Battery Studios in New York

    • Some of the Best Blues-Rock of the ‘70s 

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      Edgar Winter: The Definitive Collection. (2-CD Set)

      After gaining notice as a sideman on his brother Johnny’s Second Winter album, keyboardist/saxophonist/composer Edgar Winter signed to Epic Records and quickly became one of the biggest stars of the ‘70s, releasing eight charting albums during the decade including the #3 smash They Only Come Out at Night. But aside from his commercial success, what makes Edgar Winter such an intriguing artist—and worthy of a 2-CD, 30-track retrospective, his biggest ever—is that he never stayed in one stylistic rut. Elements of blues, jazz, soul, and funk swirl within his music, sometimes even in the same song (e.g. “Frankenstein”), and the level of musicianship—with such sidemen/band members as Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Dan Hartman, and, of course, brother Johnny Winter—is never less than top shelf. This 30-track collection hits all the high points in chronological order, offering such hits and album tracks as “Give It Everything You Got,” “Keep Playin’ That Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Rock & Roll, Hoochie Koo.” “Free Ride,” “Frankenstein,” “River’s Risin’,” “Easy Steet,” and more, and pulls tracks from all 11 of the albums he recorded for Epic and Blue Sky featuring all of the various aggregations (Edgar Winter’s White Trash, The Edgar Winter Group, and his Together album with Johnny) that he led. Bill Kopp’s liner notes share the fruits of a 2 ½ hour-long interview, and we’ve included copious photos and album shots. Remast

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    FAIRPORT CONVENTION LIVE IN FINLAND 1971. CD

  • Fairport Convention Has Been the British Folk Rock Band for Almost 50 Years

  • Famous for Hosting the Annual Crop redy Festival

  • Fairport’s 1971 Line-Up of Drummer Dave Mattacks, Guitarist Simon Nicol, Bassist Dave Pegg, and Fiddler Dave Swarbrick Was

    Their Hardest-Rocking Line-Up If Not Their Most Widely Known

  • This UNRELEASED August 1971 Concert Captures the Band in Between Their Underrated Albums Angel Delight and “Babbacombe” Lee

  • The Set List Includes Rare Tracks Like “Mason’s Apron” and “Sir B. McKenzie’s Daughter’s Lament”

  • Also Includes Favorites like “Sir Patrick Spens” and “Matty Groves”

  • Excellent Recording with an Ample Bottom End, Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Richie Unterberger’s Notes Include Quotes from Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg

  • Added Photos and Memorabilia from Fairport’s Own Collection

  • A Major Addition to Their Vast Discography 

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    Fairport Convention: Live in Finland 1971. CD

    Hosts of the annual Cropredy Festival and a mere year shy of their 50th anniversary, Fairport Convention is THE British folk-rock group, and many of the most talented and celebrated musicians in the scene have passed through their ranks. Of their many line-ups, generally it’s the Richard Thompson-Ashley Hutchings-Sandy Denny era that gets the most attention, followed by the return of Denny in the mid-‘70s with husband Trevor Lucas. But if there is one line-up that really doesn’t get its due, it would be the quartet of guitarist Simon Nicol, bassist Dave Pegg, fiddler Dave Swarbrick, and drummer Dave Mattacks that remained after Richard Thompson departed following Full House. Together, the four made two fine, underrated studio albums, Angel Delight and “Babbacombe” Lee, but live—as this unreleased August 1971 concert demonstrates—they were a revelation. Never during any of its eras did Fairport rock harder, and, though the band lacked any lead vocalist of the stature of Denny or Iain Matthews, all four members of the group sang and sang well, which lent their on-stage act extra energy.

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    Charles BukowskI Reads His Poetry Reads His Poetry LP (LIMITED RED WINE VINYL EDITION)

  • Quintessential Bukowski, Taken from a September 14, 1972 Poetry Reading

  • Features Observations and Vignettes Drawn from Life’s Darker Side

  • Original Album Art from 1980 Takoma Pressing

  • “Red Wine” Vinyl Pressing Limited to 300 Copies

  • Indie Account Exclusive

  • EXPLICIT MATERIAL 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 Indie Record Store Exclusive, Please visit local Record Store near you to purchase.

    Charles Bukowski: Reads His Poetry (Limited “Red Wine” Vinyl Edition). LP

    This is Charles Bukowski. Well, let me just sit here and drink beer. Thus begins the September 14, 1972 poetry reading from which this 1980 release on John Fahey s Takoma label is drawn. This is quintessential Bukowski, from the rude n crude drawing that adorns the front cover to the belches that punctuate the poems. As for the work itself, it s not really what you d commonly conceive of as poetry, but rather observations and vignettes drawn from life s darker side, focusing on perversions, poverty, drunkenness, gambling, and bodily functions. But Bukowski s bemused air and self-deprecating humor blunt the shock value of the words and emphasize the universality of the themes. I want you to hate me, he says to the audience, but it s hopeless he is one of us.

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