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Apr202016

THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: GOT A MIND TO GIVE UP LIVING LIVE 1966 CD

  • Featuring Rock’s First Great Guitar Tandem in Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Were Quite Possibly the Best Live Band Around in 1966

  • Before The Beatles' Revolver, Before The Byrds’ Fifth Dimension, Their Album East-West Brought Eastern Modalities and Lengthy Improvisations into Blues-Based Rock, Setting the Stage for the Psychedelic Revolution to Come

  • This Legendary Bootleg Captures the Band Two Months Before the Release of East-West and Includes Material from That Album

  • Also Includes Songs from Their Debut Record and Other Compositions That Showed Up in Later Butterfield Albums As Well As a Pair of Songs That They Never Commercially Recorded

  • “Work Song” and “I Got a Mind to Give Up Living” Feature Jaw-Dropping Solos from Mike Bloomfield That Point the Way Towards a Whole New Way of Rock Guitar Playing

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris Include Quotes from the Band’s Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin

  • Includes Rare Photos and Memorabilia

  • Mastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Recorded 50 Years Ago and Never Before Legitimately Released

  • Amazing Ensemble Playing from One of Rock’s Truly Great Groups 

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    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Got a Mind to Give Up Living—Live. CD

    If the Summer of 1967 was the Summer of Love, the Summer of 1966 set the stage for the musical revolution that was to come. Albums released during the season, like The Beatles’ Revolver and The Byrds’ Fifth Dimension, brilliantly blended the burgeoning influence of Eastern exoticism into the rock music format, and the term “psychedelia” entered the common lexicon to stay. But beating them all to the punch was a multi-racial blues band that cut its teeth in Chicago, far from the hippie havens of London, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Issued in July 1966, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s East-West took blues-rock to places only free jazz had dared to tread, offering lengthy, modal improvisational passages that sparked the West Coast rock revolution, and, in Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, fully unleashing the first great guitar tandem in rock history. Now, Real Gone Music is very proud to release, for the first time in legitimate fashion, a legendary bootleg that captures this singular sextet on the brink of the stylistic breakthrough that would shake the rock ‘n’ roll world to its core: recorded live at Boston’s Unicorn Coffee House 50 years ago in May 1966, two months before the release of East-West, Got a Mind to Give Up Living—Live 1966 reaffirms that The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was simply untouchable live, capable of turning on a dime from slow-burning blues tunes to up-tempo rave-ups.

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    CACTUS: CACTUS LP

  • Composed of Bassist Tim Bogert and Drummer Carmine Appice from Vanilla Fudge, Rusty Day from The Amboy Dukes, and Jim McCarty of The Detroit Wheels, Cactus Was the Hardest-Rocking Supergroup of All Time

  • Their 1970 Debut Record Featured Scorching Versions of “Parchman Farm” and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover,” as Well as Rabid Originals Like “Let Me Swim” and “Oleo”

  • One of the Great Guitar Shredding Albums of All Time Courtesy of Guitarist McCarty

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • Original Cover and Label Art

  • Limited Edition of 700 Copies in 180-Gram Black Vinyl 

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    CACTUS: Cactus (Limited 180-Gram Vinyl Edition). LP

    Finally back on vinyl where it belongs comes the 1970 debut record from the supercharged supergroup that melted minds and loudspeakers (not necessarily in that order)! We’re talking Cactus, people, with the Vanilla Fudge rhythm section of bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice, Amboy Dukes vocalist Rusty Day, and, oh yes, the AMAZING guitarist Jim McCarty, late of the Detroit Wheels but somehow reincarnated here as the speed freak spawn of Alvin Lee, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. McCarty’s frenetic soloing with an impossibly overdriven tone that Jack White only dreams of matching powers (and we do mean POWERS) incredible versions of “Parchman Farm” and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover” as well as bloozy, boogie-in’ originals like “Let Me Swim” and “Oleo.” Our Real Gone reissue comes in a limited edition (of 700) 180-gram edition that captures every bit of the glorious sonic excess with the original cover art intact (hey, is that cactus giving you the finger?). TURN IT UP!

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET

  • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley Is One of Jazz’s Most Legendary Figures

  • Adderley First Gained Notice as Part of the Miles Davis Band That Cut Kind of Blue

  • In 1970, Adderley’s Band Recorded a Series of Live Performances That Yielded Three Cult Classic Live Albums: Black Messiah, The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free, and Music, You All

  • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free and Music, You All Make Their CD Debut (Black Messiah Is a Previous Real Gone Music Release)

  • Both Albums Display Adderley’s Trademark Blend of Rock, Soul, and Jazz, a Unique Spin on Miles Davis’ Electric Fusion Albums Like Bitches Brew

  • Among the Musicians Are Trumpeter Nat Adderley, Keyboardists Joe Zawinul and George Duke, Bassist Walter Booker, Drummer Roy McCurdy, Percussionist Airto Moreira, Guitarist Mike Deasy, and Saxophonist Ernie Watts

  • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free Was Recorded in Part at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival

  • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free Hit the Charts as the #5 Jazz Album

  • Music, You All Was Recorded During the Same Historic Troubadour Stand That Yielded Black Messiah

  • Music, You All Features Several Spoken-Word Soliloquies from Cannonball Adderley

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision

  • Essential Modern Jazz Recordings 

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    THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET: The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free. CD

     Julian “Cannonball” Adderley first gained notice as the bluesier saxophone voice on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (John Coltrane being the other), and in the late ‘60s and early ’70s, he was engaged in an ongoing artistic conversation with Miles, often trading musicians with him and taking the electric innovations of Bitches Brew and filtering them with through his own earthy sensibility. The height of Cannonball’s fusion phase arguably came in 1970, a year that yielded no less than three live albums—all produced by David Axelrod—that have since ascended to cult favorite status.

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    The Beau Brummels Triangle/Bradley’s Barn. CD

  • Best Known for Their Hits “Laugh Laugh” and “Just a Little,” The Beau Brummels Were One of the Most Underrated Bands of the ‘60s

  • The Two Records They Cut for Warner Bros. with Lenny Waronker as Producer, Triangle and Bradley’s Barn, Are Today Hailed as Groundbreaking Alt- Country Precursors

  • Moody and Mysterious, 1967’s Triangle Includes Such Great Ron Elliott Songs as “Magic Hollow” and “Painter of Women”

  • Triangle Also Features Sideman Work by Van Dyke Parks

  • Bradley’s Barn Involved Legendary Nashville Session Men Like Jerry Reed, David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, and Kenneth Buttrey

  • Includes Such Country-Rock Tunes as “Loneliest Man in Town” and “Long Walking Down to Misery”

  • Richie Unterberger’s Liner Notes Include Quotes from Songwriter Ron Elliott 

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    THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Triangle/Bradley’s Barn

    While San Francisco’s Beau Brummels are best known to casual fans for the British Invasion-style hits “Laugh, Laugh” and “Just a Little,” the two albums they cut for Warner Bros. with producer Lenny Waronker, Triangle and Bradley’s Barn, remain their most artistically ambitious and critically acclaimed records, and continue to exert an influence on modern-day rockers well beyond their modest commercial success. The group was at a low point when they recorded Triangle; they were fresh off the debacle of Beau Brummels ’66, the album of covers that was their ill-conceived Warner debut, and the original quintet had shrunk down to a trio of vocalist Sal Valentino, guitarist and principal songwriter Ron Elliott, and bassist Ron Meagher. 

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    The STAPLE SINGERS Amen!/WHY. CD

  • The Staple Singers Straddled the Sacred and Secular Worlds of Like No Group Before or Since

  • The Enormously Influential Guitar Stylings of Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the Deep-Beyond-Their- Years Vocals of Mavis Staples, and the Exalted Harmonies of Pervis and Cleotha Staples Created a Singular Sound That Somehow Managed to Be Earthy and Soaring at the Same Time

  • 1965’s Amen! and 1966’s Why Were Their Second and Third Albums and First Two Studio Recordings for the Epic Label

  • Both Produced by Nashville Legend Billy Sherrill

  • Includes the Hit “Why (Am I Treated So Bad)"

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios inNewYork

  • CD Debuts for Both Albums

  • Mavis Staples Is Currently on Tour Promoting Her New Album Livin’ on a High Note Produced by M. Ward, and Will Appear at Coachella and Bonnaroo 

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    THE STAPLE SINGERS: Amen!/Why. CD

    One could make the argument that no gospel group before or since has so successfully straddled the sacred and secular worlds as has The Staple Singers. The enormously influential blues guitar stylings of Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the astonishing, wise-beyond-their-years lead vocals of Mavis Staples, and the exalted harmonies of Cleotha, Pervis, and (later) Yvonne Staples packed a punch whether singing about salvation or civil rights. Now, Real Gone Music welcomes “God’s greatest hitmakers” into the fold with its release of two classic albums by The Staple Singers, their second and third releases and first two studio records for the Epic label, both produced by Billy Sherrill. 1965’s Amen! features the infectious title track along with Pervis’ doleful recitation on the powerful “Be Careful of the Stones You Throw,” while 1966’s Why actually scored a minor hit with the timely “Why (Am I Treated So Bad),” and highlights Mavis at her deep, moaning best on “Move Along Train.” CD debuts for both records, with annotation by Gene Sculatti and remastering by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios in New York. Two fantastic records…get ready to move and be moved!

     

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 1—Tampa, Florida 12/1/73 (2CD Set)

  • Dick’s Picks Is the Legendary Series of Grateful Dead Live Recordings Drawn from the Band’s Own Vaults

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 1—Tampa, Florida 12/17/73 Was the First to Be Released in the Series, and Is the Last to Be Reissued by Real Gone Music

  • Includes the Best-Ever Version of “Here Comes Sunshine” and the Rarely-Performed “Nobody’s Fault but Mine”

  • One of the Best Shows (and the Last Show) from Arguably the Dead’s Best Year of Touring (1973) 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 1—Tampa, Florida 12/1/73

     

    With this release, we at Real Gone Music conclude our reissue campaign of all 36 volumes of the Dick’s Picks series; we went in reverse order, so we’re ending with the first volume in the series, which you know had to have a special place in compiler Dick Latvala’s heart! And right off the bat you’ll hear why; the version of “Here Comes Sunshine” that leads off disc one is pretty much universally considered the best ever. Throw in a great rendition of the rarely-performed “Nobody’s Fault but Mine” that leads into a stellar 16-minute jam that flirts with a full-fledged “The Other One” but dances spacily away, and a moving “Stella Blue” before the “Around and Around” finale and you have another great night—in fact, the LAST night—from a great year (1973) of touring….and, as such, the perfect way to begin and end the long strange trip that is the Dick’s Picks series. Out of print for years!

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    DAN FOGELBERG THE DEFINITIVE ANTHOLOGY (2-CD Set)

  • Dan Fogelberg Was One of the Leading Singer- Songwriters of the ‘70s and ‘80s

  • Fogelberg Also Constantly Defied Stylistic Boundaries by Collaborating with Such Artists as Tim Weisberg and Domenic Frontiere

  • The Definitive Anthology Cherry Picks 28 Essential Tracks from 10 of His Studio Albums

  • Also Includes Two Songs (“Missing You” and “Make Love Stay”) from his Greatest Hits Album

  • Features Such Rocking Tracks as “Phoenix,” “As the Raven Flies,” and “The Power of Gold”

  • Also Includes Hits Like “Longer,” “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Hard to Say,” and “Leader of the Band”

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NewYork 

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    DAN FOGELBERG: The Definitive Anthology (2-CD Set)

     He’s commonly thought of as the quintessential West Coast singer songwriter, but, as his celebrated collaborations with jazz flautist Tim Weisberg and soundtrack composer Domenic Frontiere demonstrate, the Peoria-born Dan Fogelberg had a restless artistic spirit that took him beyond the typical country-influenced, folk-rock sound of his contemporaries. And it is that constant thirst for experimentation and change that make this new 2-CD career-spanning retrospective such a great listen. From rockers like “Phoenix,” “As the Raven Flies,” and “The Power of Gold,” to chart-topping, radio-friendly fare like “Longer,” “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Hard to Say,” and “Leader of the Band,” to more idiosyncratic offerings like  “Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)” and “Heart Hotels,” The Definitive Anthology cherry picks 28 tracks from ten of Fogelberg’s studio releases plus two tracks (“Missing You” and “Make Love Stay”) that first were released on his Greatest Hits album to form a full portrait of a multi-faceted, complex songwriter and musician. Bill Kopp’s liner notes guide the listener through each album and track. Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York!

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    JOHNNY PAYCHECK: Take This Job and Shove It—The Definitive Collection (2CD Set)

  • Johnny Paycheck Was One of Country Music’s All-Time Great Honky-Tonkers and Most Incorrigible Outlaws

  • Paycheck First Broke Through on the Little Darlin’ Label, Then Signed with Epic and Recorded a String of Big Country hits

  • Take This Job and Shove It—TheDefinitive Collection Includes 40 Songs Featuring 32 Chart Hits

  • Highlighted by the Big Hits “Take This Job and Shove It,” “She’s All I Got,” “Someone to Give My Love To,” and “Mr. Lovemaker”

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios inNewYork 

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    JOHNNY PAYCHECK: Take This Job and Shove It—The Definitive Collection

    Never less than authentic, and irascible to the very end, Johnny Paycheck was one of country music’s all-time great honky-tonkers and most incorrigible outlaws, one of the truly larger than life figures in a genre that’s full of ‘em. Paycheck got his break in the early ‘60s backing up George Jones (who appears on a couple of hit duets on this collection), then changed his name from Donald Lytle to Johnny Paycheck and recorded some cult classic hard country sides with maverick producer Aubrey Mayhew on the Little Darlin’ label. Nashville producer Billy Sherrill brought him to Epic, where he scored a series of pop-flavored smashes, but not even Sherrill could tame him, and by the mid-‘70s Paycheck joined the outlaw country movement, which suited his renegade temperament just fine. “Take This Job and Shove It,” “Slide Off of Your Satin Sheets,” and “I’m the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” (all included here) were among his biggest outlaw sides. In the end, Paycheck succumbed to some of the self-destructive tendencies he celebrated in song and wound up in jail, but he left behind some of the greatest country of the ‘70s. Now, Real Gone Music has put together the ultimate collection of his seminal Epic recordings, 40 songs including a full 32 of his chart hits for the label featuring such classic tunes as “She’s All I Got,” “Someone to Give My Love To,” and “Mr. Lovemaker.” Chris Morris’ liner notes explore the life, music, and times of one of country music’s most colorful characters; remastering is by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios. Essential, real country!

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album (Limited Purple Vinyl Gatefold Edition) (2-LP Set)

    --Waiting to Exhale Made Author Terry McMillan a Literary Superstar, and, When Brought to the Screen, Was One of the First Movies to Feature African-American Women in Leading Roles

    --Its Soundtrack Took the Music Industry by Storm, Topping the Billboard Pop and R&B Charts for Five and Ten Weeks, Respectively

    --Masterfully Produced and All but One Track Written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds

    --Featured R&B Divas Old School (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) and New School (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige)

    --Includes the #1 Hit Singles “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” “Not Gon’ Cry,” and “Let It Flow”

    --Originally Released on Vinyl Only Overseas in an Inferior Package That Jammed Both Records Inside a Single Album Jacket Pocket

    --Real Gone Music’s Limited Edition (of 1000) Package Puts This Landmark Album Out on Vinyl in the U.S. for the First Time with Gatefold Packaging Featuring a Luminous Photo of the Movie’s Four Female Leads

    --Released in Purple Vinyl (Whitney Houston’s Favorite Color)

    --One of the Great Make-Out Records of All Time, the Peak of ‘90s R&B

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    Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album (Limited Purple Vinyl Gatefold Edition) (2-LP Set)

    Waiting to Exhale was a phenomenon on so many levels. First, it was a literary phenomenon, as the 1992 novel launched author Terry McMillan to superstardom. Then, when the feature film based on the book was released in 1995, it became a broader cultural phenomenon a mainstream Hollywood film focusing on the lives of four African-American women was a genuinely revolutionary act at the time. And, finally, it was a musical phenomenon, as its soundtrack seamlessly blended female R&B divas new (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and old (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) in a masterful suite of songs composed and produced by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds.

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    Mickey Gilley: The Definitive Hits Collection (2-CD Set)

    --Co-Owner of the Famous Gilley’s Nightclub Featured in Urban Cowboy, Cousin to Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, and with Over 45 Chart Hits to His Credit, Mickey Gilley Is a Country Music Legend

    --The Definitive Hits Collection Is by Far the Most Comprehensive Collection Devoted to Mickey Gilley’s Career, 39 Tracks Featuring 36 Chart Hits

    --Includes All but Five Hits He Notched During the Prime of His Career for the Playboy and Epic Labels

    --Features Such Huge Hits as “Room Full of Roses,” “City Lights,” “She’s Pulling Me Back Again,” “Stand by Me” (Featured in the Film Urban Cowboy), “You Don’t Know Me,” “True Love Ways,” and “Paradise Tonight,” His Hit Duet with Charly McClain

    --Liner Notes by Chris Morris Feature an Exclusive Interview with Mickey Gilley

    --Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

    --The Final Word on a Legendary Country Music Career

    The first 100 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET from Mickey Gilley. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

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    Mickey Gilley: The Definitive Hits Collection (2-CD Set)

    Long-time co-owner of the famous Gilley’s nightclub that was featured in Urban Cowboy, cousin to both Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart, and country music superstar with over 45 chart hits to his credit (and a licensed commercial airplane pilot to boot!), Mickey Gilley is a larger than life figure if there ever was one. Yet, to date, there has never been a comprehensive collection that covered his entire career, which saw him adopt honky-tonk, countrypolitan, and “crossover” country-pop styles with equal success over three decades.

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    Dave Mason: The Columbia Years—The Definitive Anthology (2—CD Set)

    --After Co-Founding Traffic, Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Dave Mason Went On to Have a Very Successful Solo Career That Saw Him Release Seven Straight Top 100 Charting Albums for the Columbia Label

    --The Columbia Years—The Definitive Anthology Pulls 30 Tracks from All Seven Albums Mason Recorded for Columbia, Including It’s Like You Never Left, Dave Mason, Split Coconut, Certified Live, Let It Flow, Mariposa De Oro, and Old Crest on a New Wave

    --Includes Such Chart Hits and FM Radio Favorites as “We Just Disagree,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “So High (Rock Me Baby and Roll Me Away),” “Let It Go, Let It Flow,” “Save Me,” and “Head Keeper”

    --Also Features Smokin’ Live Versions of Early Career Highlights as “Feelin’ Alright,” “Pearly Queen,” and “Only You Know and I Know”

    --Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Are Drawn from an Exclusive Interview with Dave Mason

    --Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

    --The Most Comprehensive Collection Ever Compiled of Mason’s Underappreciated Solo Career

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    Dave Mason: The Columbia Years—The Definitive Anthology (2—CD Set)

    After British singer-songwriter-guitarist Dave Mason left Traffic, the band he co-founded, he embarked on a successful session and solo career that saw him notch seven straight Top 100 charting albums for the Columbia label between 1973 and 1980. Now, Real Gone Music is releasing by far the most comprehensive collection of this crucial part of Mason s career, a two-CD set that includes 30 tracks drawn from all of his albums for Columbia (It s Like You Never Left, Dave Mason, Split Coconut, Certified Live, Let It Flow, Mariposa De Oro, and Old Crest on a New Wave).

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    BOBBY DARIN ANOTHER SONG ON MY MIND—THE MOTOWN YEARS (2-CD Set)

  • Bobby Darin Is One of the All-Time Great Pop Vocalists, and Perhaps the Most Versatile Male Vocalist Ever

  • In the Early ‘70s, Darin Signed with Berry Gordy’s Renowned Motown Records, Where He Reinvented Himself Again, Tackling Hitsville-Style R&B and Soul Along with Original Songs and Contemporary Hits

  • Darin Released Just One Studio Album and Several Singles on Motown Before His Untimely Death in December 1973; Virtually None of This Material Has Been Released on Compact Disc

  • Another Song on My Mind—The Motown Years Includes the 1972 Bobby Darin Album, Which Has Never Been Released on CD Anywhere in the World

  • Also Includes the Original, Never-on-CD Mix of Darin 1936-1973, the Posthumous Collection Produced by Bob Crewe, Plus Every One of Darin’s Motown Singles and the Remixed Tracks from the Short-Lived CD Reissue of Darin 1936-1973

  • 38 Tracks in All

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

  • Remastered by Mike Milcher at SonicVision

  • A Rousing Celebration of Bobby Darin’s 80th Birthday

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

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    Bobby Darin was so much more than just Mack the Knife. In just 37 years, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and entrepreneur raced against the clock to conquer records, film, and television as he successfully transitioned from rock-and-roll teen idol to tuxedoed swinger and then to denim-clad folk troubadour. At the dawn of the 1970s, and still battling the chronic heart problems that had plagued him since youth, the superstar artist signed with Berry Gordy s renowned Motown Records. At Motown, the versatile artist reinvented himself yet again, recording some of the most vibrant and vital music of his remarkable career.

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    HERBIE MANN: Live at the Whisky 1969—The Unreleased Masters (2-CD Set)  

    While Jazz Flautist Herbie Mann Is Often Remembered as a Pop-Jazz Player, He Was Actually a Pioneer in Popularizing World Music and Even Prog-Rock with Recordings Released on His Own Embryo Imprint

    In the Late ‘60s, He Was Fronting One of the Most Progressive and Electrifying Bands in the World: Guitarist Sonny Sharrock, Miroslav Vitous on Electric & Upright Bass, Saxophonist Steve Marcus, Drummer Bruno Carr, and Vibraphonist Roy Ayers

    This Sextet Cut the Dynamic Live at the Whisky A Go Go Album in 1969, Drawn from a Four-Night Run at the Legendary Nightclub on Sunset Strip

    Though the Band’s Repertoire Was Quite Varied on These Dates, Just Two Side-Long Tracks, “Ooh Baby” and “Philly Dog,” Surfaced on the Atlantic Records Release

    Now, Producer Pat Thomas Has Unearthed the Multi-Track Tapes for All Four Dates, and Composed a Two-CD Set Consisting of All Unreleased Material

    Features the Appearance of Linda Sharrock on Songs That First Appeared in Studio Versions on Sonny Sharrock’s Landmark Black Woman Album

    Also Includes Songs by Donovan (a 23-Minute “Tangier”), Tim Hardin, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Simon & Garfunkel, Plus a Sizzling, 21-Minute Take of “Ooh Baby”

    Liner Notes by Pat Thomas Feature Previously Unpublished Photos of the Band Taken by the Author

    For Fans of Fusion, Prog, and Jazz-Funk

    One of the Year’s Biggest Jazz Finds

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    HERBIE MANN: Live at the Whisky 1969—The Unreleased Masters (2-CD Set)   

    While jazz flautist Herbie Mann is often remembered as a pop-jazz player, he was actually a pioneer in popularizing world music and even prog-rock with recordings released on his own Embryo imprint (as part of Atlantic Records). And in the late ‘60s, he was fronting one of the most progressive and electrifying bands in the world: guitarist Sonny Sharrock, Miroslav Vitous on electric & upright bass, saxophonist Steve Marcus, drummer Bruno Carr, and vibraphonist Roy Ayers. Together, the sextet cut the dynamic Live at the Whisky A Go Go album in 1969, drawn from a four night run at the legendary nightclub on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. Though the band’s repertoire was quite varied on these dates, just two side-long tracks, “Ooh Baby” and “Philly Dog,” surfaced on the Atlantic Records release.

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    MARGARET WHITING: The Complete London Recordings (2-CD Set)

    --Unlike Most of Her Pop Standard-Singing Peers, Margaret Whiting Continued to Score Hits into the Rock and Roll-Dominated ‘60s

    --Her ‘60s Recordings for the London Label Were Hard to Find for Many Years

    --2-CD Set Includes the Albums Wheel of Hurt, Maggie Isn’t Margaret Anymore, and Pop Country

    --Also Includes 13 Non-LP Single Sides and Four Other Rarities

    --Seven Chart Hits Highlighted by “The Wheel of Hurt” and “Only Love Can Break a Heart”

    --Notes by Will Friedwald

    --Includes Photos Supplied by the Whiting Family Archives

    --Albums Remastered from Original Stereo Master Tapes by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

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    MARGARET WHITING: The Complete London Recordings (2-CD Set)

     Together with Peggy Lee, Margaret Whiting was the only female vocalist to have hits in the ‘40s, ‘50s and even in the late ‘60s, when the rock and roll sound sidetracked the career of most of her peers. But unlike Peggy, Margaret’s ‘60s recordings—made with producer Arnold Goland and released on the London label—remained tough to find for years. Now, Real Gone Music, in conjunction with the Whiting estate, has compiled a 2-CD, 50-track set offering Margaret’s COMPLETE London recordings, with notes by highly esteemed music critic Will Friedwald and pictures from the Whiting family’s private archive. Inside are Margaret’s London albums The Wheel of Hurt, Maggie Isn’t Margaret Anymore, and Pop Country, all remastered from the original stereo master tapes, plus 13 non-LP singles and four other rarities. Paydirt for pop vocal fans!

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH: The Complete I.R.S. Albums Collection (3-CD Set)

    --The Lords of the New Church Were Punk’s Supergroup: Stiv Bators of the Dead Boys, Brian James of the Damned, Dave Tregugna of Sham 69 and Nick Turner of the Barracudas

    --Their First Three Albums, All Recorded for the I.R.S Label, Are Considered to Be Post-Punk Classics

    --New 3-CD Set Includes All Three Albums

    --All Three Albums Feature Liner Notes by Scott Schinder

    --Added Photos

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    THE LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH: The Complete I.R.S. Albums Collection (3-CD Set)

    Phrases don’t get much more oxymoronic than “punk supergroup,” but The Lords of the New Church had a pedigree no punk band could match. Lead singer Stiv Bators had spearheaded the Dead Boys, one of America’s preeminent young, loud, and snotty outfits, while guitarist Brian James was the guitarist for the Damned, who, along with the Sex Pistols and the Clash, were in the first wave and first rank of Britain’s punk groups. The rest of the band were no slouches, either; bassist Dave Tregugna and drummer Nick Turner hailed from Sham 69 and the Barracudas, respectively, two acts not quite as hallowed but each highly-esteemed. 

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    Thursday
    Jan142016

    O’JAYS: Back Stabbers (Limited 180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition) LP

    --Back Stabbers Is Considered to Be the Pinnacle of the Philly Sound as Perfected by Legendary Producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff

    --The Album Made the O’Jays and Gamble & Huff National Superstars

    --Includes the Hits “Love Train,” “Time to Get Down,” “Back Stabbers,” and “992 Arguments”

    --A Soul Classic Through and Through, Including the Great Album Tracks “(They Call Me) Mr. Lucky” and “Who Am I”

    --Lacquer Cutting by Kevin Gray

    --Original Album Art

    --180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition Limited to 700 Copies

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    O’JAYS: Back Stabbers (Limited 180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition). LP

    Deemed by many the pinnacle of the Philly Sound as perfected by legendary producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, 1972’s Back Stabbers scored no less than two Top Five Pop and three Top Five R&B smashes with the songs “Love Train,” “Time to Get Down,” and the title tune (plus another Top 20 R&B hit with “992 Arguments”). But it’s more than the hits that make this album a soul classic; honed by a decade of woodshedding, the vocal arrangements of O’Jays Eddie Levert, William Powell and Walter Williams are simply sublime, and, when married to Gamble & Huff’s polished backing tracks, they render such album tracks as “(They Call Me) Mr. Lucky” and “Who Am I” every bit as potent as the better-known songs. In short, Back Stabbers is a masterpiece through and through, one that brought both the O’Jays and Gamble and Huff to national attention, but it’s never been reissued on vinyl in the “modern” era.

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    Dec292015

    Autographed Mamas and the Papas 2-CD Set

    AUTOGRAPHED PROMOTION HAS ENDED.


    Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Heck no! At Real Gone, we remember our musical friends 24/7/365. But this year, we’re making sure your New Year’s celebration is even a little brighter than usual.

    You see, this coming January 8 marks the 50th anniversary to the day that “California Dreamin’,” the first hit by the new West Coast outfit The Mamas and The Papas, hit the charts. And to mark the occasion, we are releasing The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection, a two-CD, 53-track set that includes for the first time ever the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their impossible-to-find-on-CD original U.S. mono single mixes. But this one-of-a-kind collection—which is remastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer responsible for our other acclaimed collections of singles by fellow Dunhill label acts The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf—doesn’t stop with The Mamas and the Papas’ singles. It also includes the solo single sides that group members Mama Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty and John Phillips cut for the Dunhill and ABC labels, again in their rare, original single mixes.  Many of the solo singles and B-sides have never been on CD, let alone in their single mixes; plus, over the course of listening to this set (which clocks in at over 150 minutes), you’ll hear such legendary songs as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” and “It’s Getting Better” exactly as folks heard them over the radio back in those halcyon days.

    But wait—it gets even better! Not only did Mama Michelle Phillips give an extended interview to liner note writer and co-producer Ed Osborne, but she has also autographed 64 copies of the set’s booklet! Now, since it’s the holidays and a lot of people are out of the office and away from their email, and since we have so few autographed copies (selling for a super low price of $26.98 to boot!), we figured it wouldn’t be fair to sell these on a first-come, first-served basis. So, we are going to take all of the orders for The Mamas and the Papas that we receive between now and 10 am PT Monday January 4 and randomly select 64 lucky customers to receive the autographs. And what about the other folks who order the set but don’t get the autographs? Well, first of all, they'll get The Complete Singles—The 50Th Anniversary Collection for a price well below what they'd pay for it most anywhere else. But on top of that, we will email those folks a coupon code for $5 off on their next purchase! So, everyone's a winner in this scenario...and everyone is just going to fall in love with this collection…it’s one of our Real Gonest! REMEMBER, ORDER BEFORE 10 AM “MONDAY MONDAY!”  

    Monday
    Dec142015

    ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’S The Holy Mountain Original Soundtrack (Limited Blue Vinyl Edition)

    --While Chilean-Born Alejandro Jodorowsky Is Recognized as One of the Most Original Visual Stylists in the History of Cinema, His Soundtracks Are Also Among the Most Striking and Innovative Scores Ever Composed

    --Now, Real Gone Music in Association with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc. Is Re-Releasing the Original Soundtrack to Jodorowsky’s 1973 Masterpiece The Holy Mountain on Limited Edition Blue Vinyl

    --Composers Include Jodorowsky, Studio Musician Ron Frangipane and Jazz Legend Don Cherry

    --The Wide-Ranging Score Includes Everything from Hard Rock to Lush Orchestral Romanticism to Noir-ish Jazz and Beyond

    --Features Liner Notes by New York Times Contributor Eric Benson Featuring Exclusive Quotes from Jodorowsky Along with Copious Production Stills

    --2-LP Set Comes in Gatefold Jacket

    --Produced for Release by Grammy-Winning Producer Teri Landi and Mick Gochanour

    --Mastered by Joe Yannece

    --Lacquer Cutting by Carl Rowatti at Trutone Mastering

    --Limited Edition of 500 Copies

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    ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY’S THE HOLY MOUNTAIN: Original Soundtrack (Limited Blue Vinyl Edition). LP

     One of the ironies of the career of Chilean-born filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky is that while he is best known as a visual stylist, his most avid and loyal champions have often been musicians. When Jodorowsky arrived in New York from Mexico City in 1970 carrying a copy of the then-unreleased El Topo, it was the jazz producer Alan Douglas who bought the distribution rights to the film. When Jodorowsky and Douglas were looking for a venue in which to screen El Topo, it was John Lennon and Yoko Ono who asked for it to run at midnight following their short-film festival at New York’s Elgin Cinema. After six months of sold-out midnight screenings at the Elgin, it was Lennon’s manager, Allen Klein (ABKCO’s founder), who bought the rights to El Topo and agreed to produce its follow-up, The Holy Mountain. And when Jodorowsky wanted, in his words, “another kind of music—something that wasn't entertainment, something that wasn't a show, something that went to the soul, something profound,” for the soundtrack to The Holy Mountain, forward came jazz legend Don Cherry and crack studio musician (and one-time Archie) Ron Frangipane to share composing and (along with Jodorowsky) conducting duties. And, boy, did they deliver—the score to The Holy Mountain is every bit as hallucinatory as the fantastic visual imagery in the film itself. The deep, primordial chants that begin the movie, “Trance Mutation,” give way to an almost jaunty percussion-and-plucked-strings melody, “Pissed and Passed Out.” On the next track, “Violence of the Lambs,” a single flute is slowly joined by a set of mournful strings while, onscreen, Gestapo-like soldiers in gas masks parade with bloody lamb carcasses on sticks. “Drink It,” an upbeat sitar folk melody, follows, briefly accompanying the main protagonist The Thief’s ill-considered decision to guzzle tequila (or sleeping potion).

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    Monday
    Dec142015

    CHARLES BUKOWSKI Reads His Poetry Reads His Poetry (LIMITED YELLOW BEER 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

    --“Yellow Beer” Vinyl Pressing Limited to 400 Copies

    --EXPLICIT MATERIAL

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    CHARLES BUKOWSKI: Reads His Poetry (Limited Yellow Beer 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.

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    Monday
    Dec142015

    BARBARA MANDRELL This Time I Almost Made It

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

    The first 100 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed BOOKLET from Barbara Mandrell. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed.

    --A Member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and One of Only Two Women to Win Two Entertainer of the Year Awards from the Country Music Association, Barbara Mandrell Is One of the Most Decorated Performers in Country Music History

    --Before She Enjoyed Her Almost Unparalleled String of Success for ABC/Dot/MCA, Barbara Made a Series of Fine Country-Soul Recordings for Columbia Under the Guidance of Producer Billy Sherrill

    --This Collection Marks the CD Debut of Her 1974 Album This Time I Almost Made It, Featuring the Hit Title Track and “Wonder When My Baby’s Coming Home”

    --Also Includes Nine Bonus Tracks Highlighted by the Rare Non-LP Side “Son of a Gun,” the Compilation Track “Scarlet Water,” and Seven Unreleased Recordings

    --Only Two of the 20 Tracks Have Appeared on CD Before

    --Remastered by Vic Anesini and Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

    --Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Fresh Quotes from Barbara Mandrell

    --Rare Period Photos

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    BARBARA MANDRELL: This Time I Almost Made It—The Lost Columbia Masters. CD

    Stardom is a funny thing. Sometimes a talented performer can labor for years turning out recordings of such a high quality that chart success seems a foregone conclusion.

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