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Dec142015

CIRCLE JERKS VI

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

  • Formed by Redd Kross Guitarist Greg Hetson and Black Flag Vocalist Keith Morris, the Circle Jerks Were One of Hardcore Punk’s Funniest—and Best—Groups
  • 1987’s VI Was Actually Their Fifth Album

  • The Album Boasted Sharp Songwriting, Slower Tempos and Better Production Values Than Their Previous Efforts

  • Deemed by the Band One of the Best—If Not the Best—Circle Jerks Record

  • Liner Notes by Tony Rettman Include Revealing Quotes from Hetson and Morris

  • Includes Lyrics and Photos

  • Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Long Out of Print 

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    CIRCLE JERKS: VI. CD

     The joke (jerk?) is on you—this was actually the Circle Jerks’ 5th album! But then, there were always enough jokes to go around with this hardcore outfit formed by former Redd Kross guitarist Greg Hetson and former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris; in contrast to their more serious-minded hardcore peers like M.D.C. and Minor Threat, the Circle Jerks were, in the words of Keith Morris, “the party meisters.

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Monday
Dec142015

RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS FEATURING RICKY SKAGGS & KEITH WHITLEY: The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus! (2-CD Set)

—88 Year-Old Ralph Stanley Is a National Treasure, and Has Been Playing Bluegrass Music for 70 Years

—One of His Greatest Bands Formed in the Early ‘70s, When Stanley Ran Across Future Superstars Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley Playing Stanley Brothers Tunes in a Bar

—Joining Stanley, Skaggs and Whitley are Roy Lee Centers on Banjo and Vocals, Curly Ray Cline on Fiddle, and Jack Cooke on Bass

—This 2-CD Collection Brings Together for the First Time All Three Albums Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys Cut with Skaggs and Whitley, Including Both Albums They Cut for the Jessup Label

—Liner Notes by Grammy-Winning Writer Colin Escott

—Rare Photos from the Period

—Remastered by Mike Milchner of SonicVision

—34 Tracks of High, Lonesome Music

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RALPH STANLEY & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS FEATURING RICKY SKAGGS & KEITH WHITLEY: The Complete Jessup Recordings Plus! (2-CD Set)

 Back in the rock and roll-dominated early ‘70s, not many people were paying attention to the sound of traditional bluegrass as practiced by one of its greatest artists, Ralph Stanley, and his band The Clinch Mountain Boys.

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Monday
Dec142015

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 2—Columbus, Ohio 10/31/71

Dick’s Picks Vol. 2 Is the Only Single CD in the entire Dick’s Picks Series, but It Is One of the Most Cherished

—Halloween 1971 Concert Features the Dreamiest, Spookiest, and, Ultimately, Most Ecstatic “Dark Star” Ever Recorded

—Also Features the Last Live Version of “St. Stephen” Played until 1976

—Out of Print for Years and an Essential Part of Any Grateful Dead Collection

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 2—Columbus, Ohio 10/31/71

The Grateful Dead’s Halloween 1971 performance is almost enough to make one believe in spirits. For that night—captured on this, the only single CD release in the entire Dick’s Picks series—the group played the most ethereal, dreamy, and, yes, spooky version of “Dark Star” ever recorded; it’s almost as if Jerry Garcia was communing with his ancestors  (and maybe John Coltrane) for the first seven minutes of his beautifully structured, contemplative and yearning solo.

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Monday
Dec142015

Doug Sahm and Band (LIMITED GOLD VINYL EDITION) LP

—Doug Sahm Was the Genuine Texas Groover, an American Musical Visionary Who Embraced Rock, Country, Pop and Tejano Influences in Creating a Sound All His Own

Doug Sahm and Band Was His First Solo Record

—Features a Stunning Cast of Musicians, Including Dr. John, David “Fathead” Newman, David Bromberg, Flaco Jimeñez, Augie Meyers, Jack Barber, and George Rains Among Others

—Also Features Bob Dylan, Who Contributes a Hitherto-Unheard Song (“Wallflower”)

—Produced by Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin

—Includes the Anthemic “(Is Anybody Going to) San Antone” and the Revelatory Willie Nelson Cover “Me and Paul”

—Doug Sahm’s Only Charting Album

—Pressed on Gold Vinyl

—Limited Edition of 1000 Copies

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DOUG SAHM: Doug Sahm and Band (Limited Gold Vinyl Edition). LP

 Doug Sahm’s first solo record was something of a coming out party, a big budget affair that let the world know what the insiders already knew: that Doug Sahm was a quintessentially American musical visionary. After The Sir Douglas Quintet concluded its contract with Smash/Mercury, Jerry Wexler convinced Sahm to sign with Atlantic and brought him to New York for the sessions that were to become Doug Sahm and Band.

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Monday
Dec142015

MARTY ROBBINS GUNFIGHTER BALLADS AND TRAIL SONGS (LIMITED 180-GRAM BLACK VINYL EDITION)

—Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Is Probably the Single Greatest Postwar Album of Western Music

—Includes Such Classic Western Tunes as “Big Iron,” “Cool Water,” “The Master’s Call,” “Billy the Kid,” and “Strawberry Roan”

—Also Includes the Rare Long Version of the Hit “El Paso”

—The Original Mono Version of This Album Has Been Unavailable for Close to 55 Years

—Remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony’s Battery Studios

—Lacquer Cutting by Kevin Gray

—Comes with Original, Iconic, “Quick Draw” Cover Art

—180-Gram Black Vinyl Pressing

—Limited to 600 Copies

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MARTY ROBBINS: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (Limited 180-Gram Black Vinyl Edition). LP

Real Gone Music is proud to present, for the first time in close to 55 years, the original mono version of what most folks consider to be the single greatest postwar album of Western music, Marty Robbins’ Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs.

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Monday
Dec142015

The Red Bird Girls Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966 (Jewel Case Version)

—Founded by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and run by George Goldner, Red Bird Was the Ultimate Girl Group Label

The Red Bird Girls—Very First Time in True Stereo Features 20 Stereo Debuts Taken Straight from the Original Red Bird Master Tapes

—Features a Newly Discovered Track Written by Ellie Greenwich

—Also Includes an Early Version of “The Boy from New York City” by The Ad Libs a.k.a. The Cheerio’s and “Go Now” by Bessie Banks

—Remastered by Ron Furmanek

—16-Page Booklet Packed with Photos

—Liner Notes Include Interviews with Janis Siegel, Evie Sands, Brooks Arthur and Other Notables

—Now Available in a Lower-Priced, Jewel Case Edition

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VARIOUS ARTISTS: The Red Bird Girls—Very First Time in True Stereo (Jewel Case Version). CD

20 tracks discovered deep in the vaults of the Red Bird label, every one of which makes its true stereo debut on this collection! Founded in 1964 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and run by George Goldner, Red Bird is considered to this day as the girl group label of the ‘60s, and this collection—produced by long-time archivist and engineer Ron Furmanek together with Ash Wells and annotated by James Moniz—features the biggest stars on the label roster, and sources its first-time stereo mixes straight from the original master tapes.

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Monday
Dec142015

THE IDES OF MARCH VEHICLE (EXPANDED SLIPCASE EDITION)

  • Along with Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, The Ides of March Were One of the Great, Progressive “Horn Bands” of the Late ‘60s & Early ‘70s

  • Vehicle Is Their Most Popular Album

  • Title Song Went to #2 on the Charts

  • Expanded Edition Includes Four Single Bonus Sides

  • Richie Unterberger’s Notes Includes Quotes from Jim Peterik and Larry Millas

  • Now Available in Lower-Priced Version with Upgraded Slipcase Packaging 

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    THE IDES OF MARCH: Vehicle (Expanded Slipcase Edition). CD

     With our release of well-received titles by Blood, Sweat & Tears and Tower of Power, we at Real Gone have become something of a home for the great “horn bands” of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and our reissue of The Ides of March’s classic Vehicle album on the 50th brings another one into the fold. “The Ides” began in a basement in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn on October 16th, 1964, and have stayed together ever since; only the Rolling Stones really rival them for longevity.

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    Friday
    Dec112015

    20% OFF SALE TO THE ENTIRE WEBSITE STORE!

     

     Two weeks ago we kicked off our annual Christmas sale by offering 20% on our unparalleled selection of Christmas titles. Well, all that Christmas music must have put a little holiday spirit into us, because we've decided to extend our 20% off sale to the entire website! That's right-EVERYTHING in our website store is now 20% off! But you only have one week to take advantage of the sale; we're ending the sale 10 a.m. PST Friday, December 18. Get your Christmas shopping done for your friends and family right now (and don't forget about a little something for yourself)! Please note for our domestic customers if you are ordering to receive in time for Christmas we recommend First Class Mail not Media Mail.

     

     

    Thursday
    Dec102015

    20% Off Christmas Music Sale

    A reminder that we're offering our entire Christmas catalog at  20% off our already low prices!!!  This sale will end this Friday December 11, 2015 at 10:00 am pst. Need a stocking stuffer or a soundtrack for your Christmas party? We've got you covered with holiday music of every variety, from pop vocal to easy listening to country to jazz to rock, with both the big names (e.g. Johnny Mathis, Glen Campbell) and the lost nuggets (e.g. Living Voices, George Melachrino) you used to listen to with your family when you were a kid. Our entire list of Christmas titles is right here...Happy Holidays from all of us at Real Gone Music!

    Monday
    Nov022015

    THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD Set)

    • On January 8, 1966, The Mamas and the Papas Hit the Charts for the First Time with “California Dreamin’,” Thus Beginning Their Reign as One of the Iconic Groups of the West Coast Folk-Rock Movement, and of ‘60s Rock in General
    • On January 8, 2016, 50 Years to the Day after That First Hit Song, Real Gone Music Is Releasing The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—50th Anniversary Collection
    • The 2-CD set Collects for the First Time All of The Mamas and the Papas’ A and B-Sides, Presented in Their Impossible-to-Find Original Mono Single Mixes
    • Many B-Sides Never Before on CD
    • Also Includes 22 Solo Single Sides by Mama Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, and John Phillips, Virtually None of Which Have Appeared Previously on CD
    • Features Such Legendary Tunes as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” and “It’s Getting Better” Exactly as They Were Heard over the Radio Back in the ‘60s
    • Mastered by Aaron Kannowski, the Engineer Behind Real Gone’s Acclaimed Singles Collections of Dunhill Label Mates The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf
    • Mastered from Sources Painstakingly Assembled over Years and Several Continents
    • Notes by Ed Osborne Include Quotes Taken from Exclusive Interviews with Mama Michelle Phillips and Dunhill Label Head and Producer Lou Adler
    • Booklet Includes Rarely-Seen Images of This Extremely Photogenic Band
    • An Enormously Important Addition to The Mamas and the Papas’ Discography, Which Through the Years Has Suffered from the Lack of Dunhill Tape Sources

     

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    The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD Set)

    With the debut of their first hit, “California Dreamin’,” on the charts, The Mamas and the Papas proclaimed themselves to be a potent new force in the burgeoning West Coast folk-rock movement, announcing to the world that something special and beautiful was happening in California. Now, 50 years to the day after “California Dreamin’” entered the Billboard Hot 100 on January 8, 1966, Real Gone Music is celebrating this very special anniversary by 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 mono single mixes.

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    Friday
    Oct302015

    JOHNNY MATHIS

    • Johnny Mathis Has Probably Sold More Christmas Records Than Any Other Artist in the History of Popular Music

    • The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010 Contains All Five Christmas Albums Johnny Mathis Recorded Prior to His 2013 Christmas Release: 1958’s Merry Christmas, 1963’s Sounds of Christmas, 1969’s Give Me Your Love for Christmas, 1986’s Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis, and 2002’s The Christmas Album

    • Merry Christmas Is One of the Top Ten Selling Christmas Albums of All Time, a #1 Release That Hit the Christmas Charts 16 Times; the Other Albums All Hit the Christmas Charts

    • Also Includes a Full 16 Rare, Non-LP Tracks Including Duets with Bette Midler and Gladys Knight & the Pips

    • Among the Producers, Arrangers, and Conductors Here Are Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Don Costa, Glenn Osser, Ernie Freeman, Gene Page, Jack Gold, Ray Ellis, and Henry Mancini

    • 71 Tracks Remastered by Mike Piacentini Under the Supervision of Sony Producer Didier Deutsch

    • Packaged Inside a eight-panel wallet sporting photos

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Are Drawn from a Fresh Interview with Johnny Mathis

    • The Christmas Release of the Decade 

      AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

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    Johnny Mathis: The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010. (3-CD Set)

    Having released no less than six charting Christmas albums during his career including one of the Top Ten selling Christmas albums of all time (1958’s Merry Christmas, which hit the Christmas charts 16 times!), Johnny Mathis has probably sold more Christmas records than any other artist in pop music history. And, with a half dozen releases to date on our Real Gone Music label, he is also by far our biggest selling pop vocalist. Add to that the fact that Christmas music is such a big part of what we do here at Real Gone and you can see why the chance to do a truly comprehensive collection of his Christmas music has been a glimmer in our eye ever since we started the label back in 2011. Now, after years of preparation, we are finally ready to release such a collection…and it’s turned out even better than we’d hoped! Not only does The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010 contain all five Christmas albums Johnny recorded for Columbia and Mercury prior to his 2013 Christmas release—including Merry Christmas, 1963’s Sounds of Christmas, 1969’s Give Me Your Love for Christmas, 1986’s Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis, and 2002’s The Christmas Album, all of which charted—but it also includes many more non-LP tracks than we knew even existed before we started delving into the project. In fact, a full 16 of the 71 tracks—including duets with Bette Midler and Gladys Knight & the Pips—on this 3-CD set are rarities that did not appear on the albums, and two of them are newly discovered tracks! What’s more, the array of talent on these recordings is staggering (Johnny only worked with the best): among the producers, arrangers and conductors behind the scenes here are Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Don Costa, Glenn Osser, Ernie Freeman, Gene Page, Jack Gold, Ray Ellis, and Henry Mancini. Little wonder, then, that Johnny’s Christmas music has been beloved for generations, and here it appears complete with fresh remastering by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios under the watchful eye of Sony producer Didier Deutsch, and packaged inside an eight-panel wallet sporting photos and notes by Joe Marchese drawn from an exclusive interview with Johnny Mathis himself. If there’s one indispensable Christmas release for this season and the seasons beyond, this is it!

    SONGS:

    Disc One

    1. Ave Maria

    2. Winter Wonderland

    3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

    4. Sleigh Ride

    5. Blue Christmas

    6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

    7. White Christmas

    8. O Holy Night

    9. What Child Is This?

    10. The First Noel

    11. Silver Bells

    12. It Came upon a Midnight Clear

    13. Silent Night, Holy Night

    14. Ol’ Kris Kringle

    15. Give Me Your Love for Christmas

    16. Christmas Eve

    17. My Kind of Christmas

    18. The Sounds of Christmas

    19. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    20. It’s a Marshmallow World

    21. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

    22. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

     Disc Two

    1. The Little Drummer Boy

    2. Have Reindeer, Will Travel

    3. The Secret of Christmas

    4. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    5. Carol of the Bells

    6. Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart

    7. Hallelujah Chorus

    8. Jingle Bell Rock

    9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    10. My Favorite Things

    11. Give Me Your Love for Christmas

    12. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

    13. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

    14. Do You Hear What I Hear?

    15. Calypso Noel

    16. The Little Drummer Boy

    17. Christmas Day

    18. The Lord’s Prayer

    19. Sign of the Dove

    20. Christmas Is…

    21. When a Child Is Born

    22. The Very First Christmas Day

    23. Christmas in the City of Angels

    24. The Lord’s Prayer (with Gladys Knight & the Pips)

    25. When a Child Is Born (with Gladys Knight & the Pips)

     Disc Three

    1. It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

    2. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    3. Jingle Bells

    4. Toyland

    5. The Christmas Waltz

    6. Every Christmas Eve/Giving (Santa’s Theme)

    7. Christmas for Everyone/Where Can I Find Christmas?

    8. We Need a Little Christmas

    9. Caroling, Caroling/Happy Holiday

    10. It’s Christmas Time Again

    11. O Tannenbaum

    12. Joy to the World

    13. Heavenly Peace

    14. Away in a Manger

    15. A Christmas Love Song

    16. Frosty the Snowman

    17. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

    18. O Little Town of Bethlehem

    19. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

    20. Snowfall/Christmas Time Is Here

    21. Merry Christmas

    22. Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (with Bette Midler)

    23. What a Wonderful World (Christmas Version)

    24. Ave Maria (Long Version)

    Friday
    Oct092015

    The Dictators: The Next Big Thing EP–Andrew W.K. 2015 Remixes & Studio Outtakes (Black Friday Exclusive Release)

    THIS LP IS AN OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE BLACK FRIDAY/RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE AVAILABLE IN RECORD STORES ON November 27, 2015


    • Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “TopTen” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba were The Dictators, One of New York’s Earliest—and Best—Punk Rock Bands

    • Their 1975 Album The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Is Today Considered One of the Greatest Proto-Punk Records Ever Made

    • Real Gone Music Is Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of This Classic Album with an Exclusive Release for Black Friday

    • The Dictators: The Next Big Thing EP—Andrew W.K. 2015 Remixes & Studio Outtakes Includes Six Never-Before-Released Tracks

    • Three of the Tracks Are Go Girl Crazy! Songs That Have Been “Remixed, Over-Produced and Totally Ruined Reimagined” by Long-Time Dictators Fan, Professional Party Animal and Metal/Punk Rock Singer-Songwriter-Producer Andrew W.K.

    • The Other Three Tracks Are Unreleased Outtakes from the Go Girl Crazy! Album Featuring a Newly Discovered Song, “Backseat Boogie”

    • Real Gone Music Will Be Releasing on CD an Expanded & Remastered Version of Go Girl Crazy!; However, Two of the Tracks, the Andrew W.K. Remix of “The Next Big Thing” and the Instrumental Take of “Weekend,” Will Forever Be Exclusive to This Vinyl Black Friday Release

    • Andrew W.K. and The Dictators Are in Full Support of the Release

    • LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 RELEASED ON OPAQUE RED VINYL 

      It’s been 40 years since Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba released the Dictators’ debut Go Girl Crazy! album and created the loud, fast, and rude template that thousands of punk bands to come slavishly followed.

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    Friday
    Oct092015

    Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 3—Pembroke Pines, Florida 5/22/77. (2 CD Set)

    —The Spring 1977 Tour Is Considered by Many Dead Heads to Be the Best String of Shows Ever Performed by the Grateful Dead

    —Dead Archivist Dick Latvala Deemed the Concert on Dick’s Picks Vol. 3 the Best Show on the Tour

    —Features a Never-to-Be-Repeated Medley of “Estimated Prophet”/”Eyes of the World”/”Wharf Rat”/”Terrapin Station”/”Morning Dew”

    —Also Includes Definitive Live Versions of “Sugaree” and “The Music Never Stopped” and a Phenomenal “Help on the Way”/Slipknot!”/“Franklin’s Tower”

    —Long Out of Print

    --Real Gone will also be releasing, in a limited 3eition 300-unit reprint, Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 26—4/26/69 Electric Theater, Chicago, IL 4/27/69 Labor Temple, Minneapolis, MN, a 2-CD set that stands as a worthy complement to the group’s seminal Live Daad album, featuring the same “Dark Star”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven” medley that formed the centerpiece of that album

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    Grateful Dead:  Dick’s Picks Vol. 3—Pembroke Pines, Florida 5/22/77. (2 CD Set)

    Grateful Dead archivist Dick Latvala considered this show to be the finest outing on the entire Spring 1977 tour, and, as any Dead Head knows, that is high praise indeed! At the time, the Dead weren’t sure a market existed (ha!) for three and four-CD packages, so this two-CD set leaves off eight songs from the show, but consider what songs are here: a phenomenal “Help on the Way”/”Slipknot!”/”Franklin’s Tower” concludes disc one after one of the definitive renditions of “Sugaree” and a terrific “The Music Never Stopped,” with Phil Lesh’s slithering bass leading the way in recording engineer’s Betty Cantor-Jackson’s mix.

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    Friday
    Oct092015

    NAT KING COLE: Stardust—The Rare Television Performances. (2CD Set)

    —Despite passing away at the young age of 45, Nat “King” Cole Enjoyed a 30-Year Career in Show Business and Became One of the Greatest Pop Singers of All Time

    —In 1956, Nat Began a 13-Month Run as Host of The Nat King Cole Show

    —While Bits and Pieces of His Performances from the Show Have Surfaced on Various Bootlegs, Stardust—The Rare Television Performances Represents the First Legitimate and Comprehensive Collection of This Material

    —35 Tracks That Also Include Recordings from Nat’s 1963 appearance on Australian Television

    —Features Renditions of Songs He Never Recorded Commercially as Well as Striking Re-Interpretations of His Hits

    —Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, and Billy May

    —Remastered by Mike Milchner, the Engineer on At Last, Real Gone Music’s Acclaimed Collection of Peggy Lee Radio Performances

    —Comprehensive Liner Notes by Cole Expert Jordan Taylor

    —Photos from the Cole Estate

    —A Major Addition to the Nat King Cole Discography and a Must for His Legion of Fans

     

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    Nat King Cole: Stardust—The Rare Television Performances. (2CD Set)

     Was there ever a performer in the history of American popular music who produced such a diverse body of work, over such an extended period of time, as Nat King Cole? In a career that spanned nearly 30 years—despite his untimely death in 1965 at age 45—Nat sang and played just about everything at one time or another, from jazz and pop to country and spirituals and all else in between. To this day, his music—all of it—endures.

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    Friday
    Oct092015

    KING CURTIS: The Complete Atco Singles (3-CD Set)

    —Curtis Ousley a.k.a. King Curtis Was the Greatest R&B Instrumentalist of All Time

    —The Saxophonist Played on Hundreds of Historic Recording Sessions, Everything from The Coasters’ “Yakety Yak” to John Lennon’s Imagine Album

    —Also Released Some of the Greatest Pop-R&B Albums of All Time, Including Live at Small’s Paradise, King Curtis Plays the Great Memphis Hits, Instant Groove, and, of course, Live at Fillmore West.

    —Curtis Was a Successful Singles Artist, Too, Notching 25 Pop and 10 R&B Hits During His Career

    —In Fact, Curtis Recorded an Astounding 66 Single Sides for the Atco Label During His Two Tenures for the Label

    King Curtis: The Complete Atco Hits Collects, for the First Time, All 66 Single Sides Curtis Recorded for Atco on one 3-CD Set

    —Includes over Two Dozen Songs That Never Came Out on Any of His Albums

    —Virtually None of These Mono Single Mixes Have Come Out on CD

    —Also Features Both Sides of An Unreleased Single

    —Among the 66 Tracks Are Hits Like “Memphis Soul Stew,” “Ode to Billie Joe,” and “Whole Lotta Love” (the Led Zeppelin song)

    —Musicians Appearing on These Recordings Include Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Delaney Bramlett, Cornell Dupree, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Roger Hawkins, Tommy Cogbill, and Reggie Young 

    —All but One Track Taken from Tape in the Atlantic Vaults

    —Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision    

    —Liner Notes by Randy Poe, Head of Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing

    —Includes Beautiful Photos Inside a Gleaming 8-Panel Digipak

    —The R&B Retrospective of the Year!

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    King Curtis: The Complete Atco Singles. (3-CD Set

     King Curtis was the greatest R&B instrumentalist of all time, period. And it’s not much of a contest. Born Curtis Ousley in Fort Worth, Texas in 1934, the saxophonist played on hundreds of the most hallowed recording sessions of all time, everything from the Coasters’ “Yakety Yak” to John Lennon’s Imagine album. But Curtis wasn’t just a superstar sideman; he also was responsible for some of the greatest Pop/R&B instrumental albums of all time, including such Atco label classics as Live at Small’s Paradise, King Curtis Plays the Great Memphis Hits, Instant Groove, and, of course, Live at Fillmore West.

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    Friday
    Oct092015

    THE DICTATORS: The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition. CD

    —Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba were The Dictators, One of New York’s Earliest—and Best—Punk Rock Bands

    —Their 1975 Album The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Is Today Considered One of the Greatest Proto-Punk Records Ever Made

    —Real Gone Music Is Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of This Classic Album with a Deluxe, Newly Remastered Version

    The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition Presents the First Remastering (by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios) of the Original Album Since Its Initial Release on CD in 1990

    —Two of the Bonus Tracks Are Go Girl Crazy! Songs That Have Been “Remixed, Over-Produced and Totally Ruined Reimagined” by Long-Time Dictators Fan, Professional Party Animal and Metal/Punk Rock Singer-Songwriter-Producer Andrew W.K.

    —The Other Seven Bonus Tracks Are Rare and/or Unreleased Outtakes from the Go Girl Crazy! Album Featuring a Newly Discovered Song, “Backseat Boogie”

    —Also Includes the Unreleased Single Mix of “(I Live for) Cars and Girls”

    —Liner Notes by Dictators Songwriter, Lead Vocalist and Bassist Andy Shernoff

    —Rare Images from the Vault Including the Actual Tape Boxes Included

    —Released with the Full Support of The Dictators and Andrew W.K.

    —The Key Link Between Early ‘70s Acts Like the Stooges and New York Dolls and the Late-‘70s Punk Movement


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    The Dictators: The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition. CD

    It’s been 40 years since Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba released the Dictators’ debut Go Girl Crazy! Album and created the loud, fast, and snotty template that thousands of punk bands to come slavishly followed. And now the boys are ready to celebrate their anniversary in style, with help from a very special friend.

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    Friday
    Oct092015

    JEREMY SPENCER: Jeremy Spencer (Expanded Edition). CD

    • A Gifted Mimic and Stinging Blues Guitar Player, Jeremy Spencer Was One of the Original Members of Fleetwood Mac

     

    • His 1970 Self-Titled Solo Album Features Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Danny Kirwan and Peter Green from the Band

     

    • First Legitimate Release on CD

     

    • Charmingly Eccentric Release Features Spencer’s Adoption of the Styles of Buddy Holly (“Linda”), Elvis Presley (“If I Could Swim the Mountain”), and John Mayall (“Mean Blues”)

     

    • Also Includes Mod Pop a la Small Faces on “Take a Look Around Mrs. Brown” and a Yardbirds Rave-Up on “Here Comes Charlie (with His Dancing Shoes On)"

     

    • Expanded Edition Includes the Non-LP B-Side “Teenage Darling” That Spencer Used to Perform Live Dressed as Elvis Presley

     

    • Richie Unterberger’s Liner Notes Include Quotes from Spencer

     

    • Real Gone Reissue Will Be Welcomed by Fleetwood Mac Fans Worldwide 

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    Jeremy Spencer: Jeremy Spencer (Expanded Edition). CD

    With Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Danny Kirwan and Peter Green all playing on the record, it would be easy to label Jeremy Spencer’s 1970 solo release “The Great Lost Early Fleetwood Mac Album.” And you’d be right—up to a point. For while Spencer’s bandmates are all unmistakably there—perhaps making up for Spencer’s absence on Then Play On—this record is very much a product of Spencer’s own unique take on blues and pop music. Spencer was always a bit of a wildcard in Fleetwood Mac; on record, he was the most tradition-minded bluesman in the band, but on stage he was a real live wire, notable not just for his scorching (and sometimes suggestive) renditions of old blues tunes but also for his gifted mimicry of such performers as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and John Mayall.

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    Sep252015

    Our Once A Year Sale Continues with 21 Titles Added Including Vinyl and Christmas Releases!

    We can't believe it's already been a week since we launched our Once A Year Sale...we've been so busy filling your orders (for which we thank you very much) that the time has just flown by! But that means we only have a week left in the Sale, so the time has come to sweeten the pot. We've added 21 new titles marked down to as low as $5.00 to the 118 titles we already marked down , and have put vinyl LPs and Christmas releases on sale for the first time ever! Even if you already bought from us, you might want to take another look...these prices have never been lower and probably never will be this low again. Just click on the link below and get Real Gone on the cheap!


    Thanks again for your business, and remember, our Once A Year Sale ends a week from today on Friday, October 2!

     

    Friday
    Sep182015

    Once A Year Huge Sale! Up To 79% Off On 118 Titles!

    It's time for our annual huge sale! Last year we launched it in October because we had so many great holiday releases coming up that we had to make room in our warehouse, but this year, with TWICE the number of new Christmas titles on tap, we're getting started even earlier. And it's by far our biggest hugest sale yet–118 releases compared to 85 last year, with a ton of titles that we have never put on sale before anywhere! With CDs priced as low as $3 and savings of up to 79% off list price, it's time to go to town...Just click the link below for the list of sale titles and their incredibly low prices


    Order as much as you want, but don't wait around too long-the sale is only going to last a couple of weeks, and once a title is gone, it's real gone! First-come, first-served. It's our only sale of the year-don't miss this chance to save more on our quality reissues than you ever have before!
     
    Look for big news (and autographs) early next month on our holiday releases.

    Till then, happy bargain hunting!
     

     

    Friday
    Sep112015

    THE LIVING VOICES

    • Brain child of Pioneering Producer Ethel Gabriel,The Living Voices Were One of the Top Acts on RCA’s Wildly Successful Living Stereo Imprint

    • Living Voices Albums Were Renowned for Their Ornate Orchestration, Innovative Arrangements, and, Most of All, Sweeping Stereo Sound

    • This Twofer Includes a Pair of Classic Christmas Albums from the Vocal Ensemble

    • 1962’s Sing Christmas Music Had Come Out in 1959 on the Living Stereo Imprint as Christmas Surprises from the Ralph Hunter Choir

    • Features Such Unexpected Touches as an Orchestra of Toys and a Native American Christmas Carol

    • Worldwide CD Debut

    • 1965’s The Little Drummer Boy Boasts the Legendary Anita Kerr Singers and Production by Anita Kerr Herself

    • Includes Then-Recent Seasonal Broadway Tunes Along with Modern Classics Like “Blue Christmas” and Old Favorites Like “Jingle Bells”

    • Domestic CD Debut

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese 

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    THE LIVING VOICES: Sing Christmas Music/The Little Drummer Boy. CDCd 

    RCA’s wildly successful Living Stereo series spawned a number of ensembles with “Living” in their titles; the two that folks remember these days are The Living Strings and The Living Voices. Both groups were the brainchild of RCA’s trailblazing female producer Ethel Gabriel, who assembled some of the finest studio musicians, arrangers and vocalists for lush, beautifully recorded albums aimed at a middle America eager to give their newly acquired stereo systems a spin.

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