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MoFi COLLECTION 2
For years, listeners have wondered what it would be like to experience some of our best-sounding work on a compilation that shows off its trademark qualities, lifelike production, and uncompromising standards. For the second time in Mobile Fidelity history, we have made such a disc available to the public.
BLACKJACK DAVID / DAVE ALVIN
Alvin hit stride as a measured vocalist. As a guitarist, Alvin moved away from the neo rockabilly power of the Blasters towards a deeper blues-folk idiom. And as a songwriter, Alvin was peaking in his gift of giving a voice to the voiceless.
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS / BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
Blood, Sweat & Tears delivers with their 1969 self-titled sophomore release. Welcoming vocalist David Clayton-Thomas aboard, the band advanced beyond its R&B/blues origins to create what can only be described as a masterpiece.
THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT / THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP
Originally released in November 1972, They Only Come Out At Night broke new ground with Winter's legendary synthesizer sound and became one of rock's classic records of all time.
CONCIERTO / JIM HALL
Concierto features the ultra smooth jazz guitar great, Jim Hall amidst a stellar line up inclusive of the legendary Chet Baker on trumpet, Ron Carter on bass, Paul Desmond on alto sax, Sir Roland Hanna on piano and a young Steve Gadd on drums.
BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS 3 / BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 featuring the soulful, powerful, and charismatic voice of David Clayton-Thomas and horn driven, animated and sophisticated arrangements for Top 40 hits such as Hi-De-Ho and Lucretia Mac Evil yielded a number one follow up album for this groundbreaking group!
HEY MR. TAMBOURINE MAN / THE BYRDS
Hear the Byrds like they sounded back in 1965! Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab used the mono masters for the original album.
THE NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS / THE BYRDS
This new Mobile Fidelity reissue features the original 1968 Analog mono mixes (the first time ever on CD!).
THAT'S THE WAY OF THE WORLD / EARTH, WIND & FIRE
That's The Way Of The World features the excellent title track, the pop ballad "Reasons" and the Number 1 hit "Shining Star".
SOFT LIGHTS & SWEET MUSIC / GERRY MULLIGAN, SCOTT HAMILTON
Mulligan's signature baritone blends perfectly with Hamilton's breathy tenor in duet on the Irving Berlin title tune, plus five Mulligan originals. Essential listening.
EAST! / PAT MARTINO
Pat Martino’s guitar masterpiece. Martino's long, seamless lines are absolutely extraordinary. Most importantly, he knew how to make the music swing!
THIS TIME / LOS LOBOS
Generally accepted as the wolves' most experimental and eclectic effort to date, This Time courageously explores a strange, liberating ethos espoused by Blake, Froom, and Lobos mainstays David Hidalgo and Louis Perez.
HERE'S LITTLE RICHARD & LITTLE RICHARD / LITTLE RICHARD
Comprised of Little Richard's first two LP releases on the Specialty label, this combo reissue presents many of rock'n'roll's timeless originals in one place - and in truly explosive sound.
SAHARA / McCOY TYNER
Sahara represents the best that jazz had to offer in the early '70s. Rooted in modality, Tyner's playing is thick, chromatic and cavernous.
THE HAWK FLIES HIGH / COLEMAN HAWKINS
Amazing. Thirty years after the venerable tenor saxophonist rose to stardom in Fletcher Henderson's big band, Coleman Hawkins revitalized his career with "The Hawk Flies High." This Riverside date from March 1957 reasserted Hawkins' stature as a true and enduring jazz icon.
INVITATION / MILT JACKSON SEXTET
Milt Jackson's incredible 1963 Riverside session features Kenny Dorham, Jimmy Heath, Ron Carter, and Tommy Flanagan! Half-speed mastered for superb sound.
SURFER ROSA / PIXIES
Internationally acknowledged as a pioneering record, the alt-rock landmark Surfer Rosa is the influential equivalent of the Velvet Underground’s oft-cited 1968 debut. Mastered from the original analog tapes!
DOOLITTLE / PIXIES
The Pixies' 1989 sophomore release remains among the best and most important albums ever made. Our hybrid SACD version offers see-through resolution that yields unrivaled clarity and stunning transparency.
THE WAY IT WAS / ART PEPPER
A 1972 compilation of phenomenal tracks recorded by saxophone giant Art Pepper at four separate dates from 1956-1960. Prepare your ears for luxury.
BOSSANOVA / PIXIES
More straightforward, linear, fluid, subtle, and dreamy than their previous albums, Bossanova features the band exploring pop structures, dropping psychedelic accents, and satisfying surf-rock urges.
A five-star record that announced the arrival of a serious new talent and deviated from the slick artifice of the time, Marshall Crenshaw's debut is a pop classic.
FOOL FOR THE CITY / FOGHAT
Foghat's best studio album, a classic rock staple, contains the hit singles "Slow Ride" and "Fool For The City." The remastered sound is mindblowing. Guitar Heroes, unite!
WHAT'S GOING ON / MARVIN GAYE
Named the 6th best album in music history by Rolling Stone, the staggeringly influential What's Going On is pure soul genius and an ageless document that's as relevant today as it was upon release in 1971.
LET'S GET IT ON / MARVIN GAYE
A 1973 blockbuster, this is the sensual touchstone for all of the erotic R&B and slow jams that followed - an album that embraces carnal delights and encourages romantic affairs.
PIRATES / RICKIE LEE JONES
Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates arrived like a cloudburst in the desert of Eighties formula pop music and recycled heavy-metal rock. So wrote Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone.
TOULOUSE STREET / THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
A sophomore triumph, Toulouse Street is all about kicking back and surrendering to the grooves. Thanks to pristine remastering, the Doobie Brothers' defining moment now sounds better than ever.
THE CAPTAIN AND ME / THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Double-Platinum 1973 Album Features Massive Hits China Grove and Long Train Runnin' A Must for Allman Brothers, Eagles, and Classic Rock Fans!
TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS / THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
With the new additions of Jeff Baxter and Michael McDonald the 1997 album Takin' It to the Streets marks a high point in the Doobie Brothers' career.
MUSIC FROM BIG PINK / THE BAND
A groundbreaking statement, Music From Big Pink lays bare the magnetism of the American South, Appalachian traditions, and country-rock innovations.
CAHOOTS / THE BAND
Historically overlooked, Cahoots stands as one of The Band's finest efforts and includes contributions from iconic pianist/arranger Allen Toussaint and Irish bard Van Morrison.
ROCK OF AGES / THE BAND
Recorded over the course of four nights at New York’s Academy of Music at the end of December 1971, the incendiary concert set bookmarks the close of the first phase of the collective’s career.
NORTHERN LIGHTS - SOUTHERN CROSS / THE BAND
The Band's fifth album is also one of its finest works, a finely textured collection that at the time of its 1975 release marked the quintet's first album of new material in four years.
STAGE FRIGHT / THE BAND
A sharp stylistic and thematic detour away from its first two albums, the Band’s Stage Fright is a compelling snapshot of a group coping with massive success and internal changes.
THE GENIUS SINGS THE BLUES / RAY CHARLES
Comprised of a dozen songs Ray Charles made between 1952 and 1960, The Genius Sings the Blues was released in 1961 by Atlantic Records to counter the singer's migration to rival ABC Paramount.
FOREIGNER / FOREIGNER
This blockbuster 1977 debut album is packed with anthemic classic rock hits and heroic guitar riffs. Spearheaded by guitar hero Mick Jones, fresh off success with Spooky Tooth, Foreigner rallied around a talented collective pulled from the U.S. and U.K.
DOUBLE VISION / FOREIGNER
Overflowing with first-rate songwriting, lascivious hooks, and sing-a-long choruses, Foreigner’s Double Vision exceeded the popularity of the band’s blockbuster debut with sales of more than seven million copies and two top five hit singles.
HEAD GAMES / FOREIGNER
The moment Head Games begins, a nastier, grittier tone is established, and it becomes apparent that Foreigner is bringing something new to the table. Namely, an edgier, leaner sound built around stronger guitars and harder rhythms.
FOREIGNER 4 / FOREIGNER
Foreigner’s most economical performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the 1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of precision, power, and economy.
KEB' MO' / KEB' MO'
Original, charismatic, and immensely gifted, the guitarist/vocalist Keb' Mo' brings country blues into the late 20th century on his stunning self-titled Epic debut, which quickly climbed the charts and turned the former backing instrumentalist into a household name
THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES / RAY CHARLES
Let the good times roll, indeed. Taking the message of the first song on this thoroughly legendary 12-song set to heart, Ray Charles lives up to the album’s title and more
THE PRETENDERS II / THE PRETENDERS
Part pop, part new-wave punk, part R&B, part soul, and 100% pure melodic rock'n'roll, Pretenders II continued to send the quartet on its quick rise to the top and still serves as an admitted inspiration for bands today.
LEARNING TO CRAWL / THE PRETENDERS
What is the sound of a fledgling band dealing with multiple tragedies, coming to terms with drastic changes, digging deep into its consciousness, finding resolution in hurt, and overcoming staggering odds to record a bonafide masterwork? It's the sound of every note that graces the Pretenders' Learning to Crawl.
GP / GRAM PARSONS
By wedding traditional country threads with folk, soul, and rock fabrics, the singer/guitarist unconsciously gave birth to a new subgenre that would later evolve into what we now know as country-rock and Americana.
GRIEVOUS ANGEL / GRAM PARSONS
Achingly gorgeous, sincerely heartfelt, and extraordinarily melodic, this harmony-rich classic is a landmark of what’s now recognized as Americana
WHAT WERE ONCE VICES ARE NOW HABITS / THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
The group's most diverse offering, mastered from the original tapes. Features Steely Dan guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter, Arlo Guthrie and the #1 Smash Hit Black Water.
STAMPEDE / THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
The first Doobies Brothers album featuring ex Steely Dan guitarist Jeff Skunk Baxter as a full-time member with stand-out tracks like Sweet Maxine and Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
PIANO MAN / BILLY JOEL
Piano Man established a legend via two elements that became a trademark of his career: simple, yet disarmingly effective lyrics that speak to universal truths and instilled feelings of pathos.
TURNSTILES / BILLY JOEL
On Turnstiles, Joel focused his attention on making an album whose scope and range dwarf that of his previous work, and shot his star into the stratosphere. Encompassing everything from urgent rock to soft pop and saloon fare, Turnstiles is a classic of major proportions
BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON / LOS LOBOS
While lacking the commercial status of the quintet's subsequent La Bamba release, By the Light of the Moon stands as the band's most enjoyable excursion into American-hued soul, penetratingly reflective lyrics, and earnest roots rock. The music making is simply extraordinary.
PET SOUNDS / THE BEACH BOYS
Universally renowned for its groundbreaking songs, majestic arrangements, landmark production, emotional lyrics, and bold creativity the 1966 record forever altered the pop-culture landscape and how everyone experiences music.
TROMPE LE MONDE / PIXIES
The Pixies verged on commercial breakthrough when the now-iconic band released Trompe le Monde in September 1991. A sea change in popular music tastes that the Pixies helped initiate began to sweep the world.
THE CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT / CAROLE KING
A fortunate document of an absolutely magical period in the singer-songwriter’s legendary career and a revealing look at the then-stagefright artist turning in a commanding performance just as she was becoming a superstar.
MUSIC / CAROLE KING
Released on the heels of her breakthrough, Tapestry, Carole King’s Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing
KIKO / LOS LOBOS
The distinguished band's ambitious 1992 album stands as a peak moment in a career filled with high-water marks. Only a few years removed from breaking through with their cover of Ritchie Valens‘ “La Bamba,” Los Lobos turned even more heads with Kiko.
JT / JAMES TAYLOR
An all-star cast assists Taylor in exploring all sides of domestic life and earn triple-platinum sucess for this landmark 1977 album.
FLAG / JAMES TAYLOR
Flag is Classic James Taylor: At-home folk arrangements, soft-rock coziness, captivating emotion – contains classics Up On the Roof and Rainy Day Man.
DAD LOVES HIS WORK / JAMES TAYLOR
This contemplative 1981 record contains some of best songwriting of Taylor's career
THE GENIUS AFTER HOURS / RAY CHARLES
This 1961 instrumental set is true to its name: the sound of Charles letting loose in an intimate Jazz Club. Recognizing his jazz and blues roots, Atlantic both permitted and encouraged him to record instrumental sides with jazz combos and pursue piano-based material with which he was originally associated.
TEXAS FLOOD / STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
A debut seemingly sent from the musical heavens, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's Texas Flood announces the arrival of a truly special talent.
COULDN'T STAND THE WEATHER / STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Caught up in the momentum gained from his brilliant debut, the guitar slinger comes on with a startling degree of authority, confidence, and swagger that hadn't been witnessed in the blues realm in decades.
SOUL TO SOUL / STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Stevie Ray Vaughan's myth making was already complete by the time that his third record in as many years was released in October 1985.
SOUL TO SOUL / STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
Fueled by a desire to make up for lost time and delight in his reawakened commitment to life, the Texas guitarist turned in what many consider his greatest artistic statement, an album ensconced in sweat, soul, determination, and not an ounce of filler. In Step remains one of the five-greatest blues records of the past quarter century.
THE SKY IS CRYING / STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
This stellar posthumous collection comprised of entirely unreleased, completed songs from 1984 through 1989!
CARAVANSERAI / SANTANA
Drawing from Miles Davis' pioneering period work, Santana ups the musical complexity, ditching vocals on most tracks and embracing moodiness as a form of expression.
LOVE DEVOTION SURRENDER / CARLOS SANTANA & MAHAVISHNU JOHN McLAUGHLIN
Two guitar giants. A collective band comprised of virtuosic instrumentalists. One shared goal. And one tremendous album, commonly referred to as the equivalent of aural nirvana.
THE FREEWHEELIN BOB DYLAN / BOB DYLAN
It's the album that ignited sea changes in pop culture, music, songwriting, poetry, and the social consciousness.
It's the creation of a 22-year-old visionary.
THE BASEMENT TAPES / BOB DYLAN AND THE BAND
No basement is more famous, and none yielded music as familiarly weird, wholesomely American, joyously loose, and identifiably humorous as that in the upstate New York house dubbed Big Pink — the location where, during the summer and early fall of 1967 Bob Dylan and The Band recorded this classic of Americana.
'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT / MILES DAVIS
As one of the era's only complete start-to-finish full-length LPs, this 1957 set stands as a hard-bop benchmark, and a summation of the styles that came before its creation.
MILESTONES / MILES DAVIS
The title track stands as the first-ever modal composition, even as the blues and hard-bop flavors make this LP one of Davis' most explosive affairs.
KIND OF BLUE / MILES DAVIS
The best-selling album in jazz history receives the Mobile Fidelity treatment
SKETCHES OF SPAIN / MILES DAVIS
This Flamenco-themed 1960 set develops synergy between orchestrations and melancholic jazz phrasings.
FOUR & MORE / MILES DAVIS
Recorded on February 12, 1964 in Philharmonic Hall at New York's Lincoln Center, Four & More is all about quick tempos, rushing solos, left-hook rhythms, and hard-bop grooves
IN A SILENT WAY / MILES DAVIS
Recognized as Miles Davis' first full-on fusion effort and part of his electric era, the 1969 landmark claims a Who's Who lineup that sends the music into an ethereal stratosphere.
THE STRANGER / BILLY JOEL
Ranked 352 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Chart-Topper certified seven-times Platinum: includes Big Shot, Honesty, My Life.
52ND STREET / BILLY JOEL
Chart-Topper certified Seven-Times Platinum: includes You May Be Right, It's Still Rock and Roll to Me, Don't Ask Me Why.
GLASS HOUSES / BILLY JOEL
Fed up with inexcusable critical backlash and believing he'd still not been regarded as a serious artist, Joel ratcheted up the angst on the 1980 set that, oh, by the way, happened to sell another seven-million-plus copies and top the Billboard charts.
SONGS IN THE ATTIC / BILLY JOEL
This 1981 live album finds Joel adding warmth to ballads and punch and kick to the rockers
THE NYLON CURTAIN / BILLY JOEL
Billy Joel continues to push his creative impulses on The Nylon Curtain, a fascinating song cycle that pays tribute to John Lennon, this stands as the most ambitious project of his career.
AN INOCENT MAN / BILLY JOEL
In love, relaxed, and out to have fun, the singer crafted An Innocent Man, arguably the most easygoing and pleasing album of his career.
ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN / BOB DYLAN
Incalculably influential, the 1965 landmark established myriad benchmarks in songwriting, sound, artwork, and performance. It served the world notice that Dylan was no longer just the virtuoso visionary tuned into the wants of the folk community.
BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME / BOB DYLAN
The best of both worlds: Dylan pairs with a band on side one, and goes it alone on the astonishing solo Thought Dream odysseys on side two.
BLONDE ON BLONDE / BOB DYLAN
Frustrated with how initial attempts fared in New York, Dylan relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashville's top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while also arriving at an on-the-fly feel that remains a reference point for recorded music.
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS / BOB DYLAN
Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid-1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife Sara Lowndes. Then came Blood on the Tracks
BROTHERS IN ARMS / DIRE STRAITS
This 1985 set has sold more than 9 million copies in U.S. alone, ranked #351 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
A DISTORTION OF LOVE / PATRICIA BARBER
Smooth, transparent sonics, worthy of an intimate venue: one of only two Barber albums to never have been reissued — until now!
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND / THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
Gregg and Duane Allman and Co. cook on edgy, soul and blues-filled fare. Includes original version of Whipping Post, and the cover of Muddy Waters' Trouble No More.
EAT A PEACH / THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
Tributes to fallen icons don't come any more poignant or illustrative than Eat a Peach. Released in early 1972, slightly more than three months after guitarist Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident, the double album honors the musician via sides he recorded in the studio as well as several live performances
BROTHERS AND SISTERS / THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
This 1973 chart-topping album includes smash hits Ramblin' Man and favorites Jessica and Southbound.
SONGS FOR SWINGIN LOVERS / FRANK SINATRA
This fluid, sweeping milestone 1956 set is arguably the best swing album ever made.
A SWINGIN AFFAIR / FRANK SINATRA
While many sequels fail to hit the mark, Frank Sinatra slams another proverbial ball out of the park on 1957's A Swingin' Affair!, an unofficial follow-up of sorts to the previous year's smash Songs For Swingin' Lovers!
WHERE ARE YOU ? / FRANK SINATRA
Sinatra’s first collaboration with arranger Gordon Jenkins yields contemplative bliss.
SINATRAS SWINGIN SESSIONS / FRANK SINATRA
This 1961 affair pairs Sinatra with arranger Nelson Riddle: one of his final Capitol Recordings.
NO ONE CARES / FRANK SINATRA
A sentimental, feel true to album title and cover art: sense of tragedy, heartbreak channeled through string and vocal performances
POINT OF NO RETURN / FRANK SINATRA
Memories of you: Sinatra waves farewell to Capitol on this elegantly dressed standards set from 1961.
LIVE AT THE SANDS (before Frank) / COUNT BASIE
Swinging hard and heavy, this live Big-Band album was recorded during the Count's warm-up sets for Sinatra in early 1966 in Vegas. Long Out-of-Print, this seminal classic is a perfect complement to Sinatra's Live at the Sands
VOICES / HALL & OATS
This 1980 set is the first of the duo's record-breaking trilogy of smash hit albums. It include Kiss on My List, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', You Make My Dreams and Everytime You Go Away.
PRIVATE EYES / HALL & OATS
This 1981 album established and consolidated parameters for the decade's celebrated pop sounds.
H2O / HALL & OATS
Hall and Oates' biggest-selling album also stands as their most ambitious. It was recorded in 1982, when the duo practically owned the pop market.
TAPESTRY / CAROLE KING
This blockbuster album defined the singer-songwriter movement. It swept the Grammy Awards, spawned four hit singles and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.
DESIRE / BOB DYLAN
This multi-platinum 1976 record was made with members of celebrated Rolling Thunder Revue, as well as Emmylou Harris.
BOB DYLAN' GREATEST HITS / BOB DYLAN
This album includes anthems such as Blowin' in the Wind, The Times They Are A-Changin', Like A Rolling Stone, and Mr. Tambourine Man.
BOB DYLAN / BOB DYLAN
This understated 1962 debut launched Bob Dylan's immeasurably influential career.
THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN' / BOB DYLAN
Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement.
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED / BOB DYLAN
This 1965 album is Dylan's first entirely rock-backed album and marks a sea change in sound with the potential of popular music.
JOHN WESLEY HARDING / BOB DYLAN
This stripped-back, unobtrusive 1967 album is a mellow return to Dylan's roots and a harbinger of Country Rock
NASHVILLE SKYLINE / BOB DYLAN
For an artist whose career is flush with enigma, myth, and disguise, the 1969 Nashville Skyline still surprises more than almost any other Bob Dylan move more than four decades after its original release.
BEFORE THE FLOOD / BOB DYLAN & THE BAND
This Live 1974 set documents the acclaimed reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band
THE BAND / THE BAND
An incalculably influential album: The Band's self-titled sophomore release is a country and folk-rock benchmark that includes staples The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Across the Great Divide and Up On Cripple Creek.
DA CAPO / LOVE
This 1967 album established Love as Psychedelic Visionaries No West Coast band put a deeper psychedelic spin on the mid-60s’ burgeoning folk-rock scene than Love.
CHICAGO / CHICAGO
In 1970 Chicago Transit Authority became Chicago and the released their second album, an ambitious effort with hit songs like 25 Or 6 To 4 and Make Me Smile.
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY / CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
As the Sixties prepared to give way to the Seventies, myriad artists explored the idea of fusing together several seemingly disparate styles. Yet no band bridged so many gaps and did so with such precision, vision, and skill as Chicago.
THIS TIME IM SWINGIN! / DEAN MARTIN
This 1960 Capitol album of then-recent and classic standards, backed by an orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle, is arguably Dean Martin's most timeless set and it includes the bonus track Ain't That a Kick In the Head."
SMASH / PATRICIA BARBER
This is Barber's first new studio album in more than four years. It masterfully unites harmony and melody via uncommon delicacy and tonal intimacy.
WORKINGMAN'S DEAD / GRATEFUL DEAD
Ranked #264 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Airy Harmonies, Simple Structures, Concise Arrangements, and Burnished Tones Anchor Songs
AMERICAN BEAUTY / GRATEFUL DEAD
The Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs
THE LAST WALTZ / THE BAND
It started as a concert — it became a celebration. Unprecedented in scope and unrivaled in spirit, The Last Waltz transcends both the group it honors and every A-list star that appears.
GARCIA AND GRISMAN / JERRY GARCIA AND DAVID GRISMAN
Pals since the mid-1960s, Garcia and Grisman bonded over their love for traditional folk and bluegrass. Partnering with bassist Jim Kerwin and percussionist/fiddler Joe Craven, the pair approaches every passage with innate ease, as if either musician could finish the others sentence.
MY FUNNY VALENTINE / MILES DAVIS
My Funny Valentine marks several historic turning points. For Davis, the live album represents the final time on record he'd perform standards rather than original compositions. It also stands as one of the last documents made by the same band that created Seven Steps of Heaven.
ARETHAS GOLD / ARETHA FRANKLIN
An astonishing collection of The Queen of Souls greatest songs for Atlantic Records.
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND AT FILLMORE EAST / THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
Telepathically Executed Double Album At Fillmore East Among Ten-Best Live Records Ever Made
PRETENDERS / PRETENDERS
This No-Nonsense 1980 Set Ranked 155th Greatest Album of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.
SORCERER / MILES DAVIS
This 1967 Post-Bop classic is the third of five albums from Miles' prized Second Quintet
NEFERTITI / MILES DAVIS
The final all-acoustic outing from Davis' classic second quintet
FILLES DE KILIMANJARO / MILES DAVIS
Davis' self-proclaimed Directions in Music march begins here
BITCHES BREW / MILES DAVIS
This monumental 1970 double album is signpost for Jazz Fusion: a psychedelic record that still sounds ahead of its time more than 40 years later.
JACK JOHNSON / MILES DAVIS
This 1971 soundtrack merges electric fusion, slashing rock, and aggressive funk via an astounding lineup: guitarist John McLaughlin and trumpeter Davis turn in blistering performances
SANTANA / SANTANA
This 1969 album is ranked #149 on Rolling Stone’s List of the Greatest Albums of All Time.
ABRAXAS / SANTANA
This 1970 album is Ranked #207 on Rolling Stone's List of the Greatest Albums of All Time.
PLANET WAVES / BOB DYLAN
This chart-topping 1974 record reunites Dylan with The Band. The interplay alone is worth experiencing
BOOMER'S STORY / RY COODER
Ry Cooder is a master of sonic archeology and a cultural historian on Boomer's Story. The guitarist pays tribute to the past and updates the music for the future on a rustic record steeped in Folk, Blues, and Soul.
BILL WITHERS' GREATEST HITS / BILL WITHERS
This 1981 Bill Withers' Greatest Hits compilation includes ubiquitous classics such as Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Lovely Day, Use Me, and Grandma's Hands.
BILL WITHERS LIVE AT CARNEGGIE HALL / BILL WITHERS
This Stupendous 1973 Concert Set Ranks Alongside James Brown's Live at the Apollo and B.B. King's Live at the Regal
ROCK'N SOUL PART 1 / DARYL HALL & JOHN OATS
The definitive Hall and Oates Greatest-Hits compilation: Rock 'n Soul Part I is loaded with nine Top 10 singles, including Kiss On My List and Private Eyes
PARADISE AND LUNCH / RY COODER
Considered by many diehards to be the California native's finest hour, this 1974 set unfurls with rarified levels of joyousness, ingenuity, and sophistication.
WEEZER (BLUE ALBUM) / WEEZER
More than three-times platinum, the Blue Album, as it is called, also claims an iconic cover that pays tribute to that of the Feelies' Crazy Rhythms.
THE CARS / THE CARS
With hits like My Best Friend's Girl, Just What I Needed, You're All I've Got Tonight among other tunes on the Hit Parade this was one of the most successful and enjoyable debuts albums in history.
HEARTBEAT CITY / THE CARS
Released in April 1984, the four-times platinum Heartbeat City ultimately spawned five Top 40 singles — four of them landing in the Top 20, two in the Top 10 — and serve as the final memorable record from the Boston group, which disbanded in 1987.
CARLY SIMON / CARLY SIMON
This 1971 debut won a Grammy Award for the Best New Artist. The understated record shows Carly Simon poignantly chronicling her transition from carefree youth to adulthood.
ANTICIPATION / CARLY SIMON
Simon's 1971 sophomore album of quiet, intense personal songs containes the top 20 track Legend In Your Own Time inspired by Cat Stevens.
NO SECRETS / CARLY SIMON
Carly Simon's 1972 album contains the number one smash hit Your So Vain and includes an impressive all-star list of session personel.
HOTCAKES / CARLY SIMON
The 1974 Platinum album Hotcakes captures Carly Simon in playful, blissful, and domestic moods and includes the smash duet Mockingbird with James Taylor and contributions from musical icons Robbie Robertson, Michael Brecker, Bucky Pizzarelli, Dr. John, and more.
E.S.P. / MILES DAVIS
This landmark 1965 recording splits a divide between accessible hard-bop and cutting-edge improvisation: Miles Davis' E.S.P. a paragon of cohesion, chemistry and interplay.
CHEAP THRILLS / BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY
This quintessential 1968 record is a potent mix of psychedelia, blues, folk, and rock: Janis Joplin delivers a cathartic vocal performance on her major label debut that includes the powerhouse Piece of My Heart
PEARL / JANIS JOPLIN
On this 1971 album Joplin displays a balance of impeccable timing, devastating vulnerability, and raw emotion: Full Tilt Boogie Band, producer Paul Rothchild complete an album steeped in soul and loaded with spirit.
I ROBOT / THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT
Engineered by Parsons after he performed the same duties on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the 1977 record reigns as a disc whose taut bass, crisp highs, clean production, and seemingly limitless dynamic range are matched only by the sensational prog-rock fare helmed by the keyboardist.
SURREALISTIC PILLOW / JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
Jefferson Airplane's 1967 psychedelic breakthrough first record to put the countercultural San Francisco scene on the mainstream music map. It includes top 10 hits Someone to Love and White Rabbit.
VOLUNTEERS / JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
This seminal 1969 album is steeped in revolution, vitality and protest: the aural equivalent of a demonstration march. Jefferson Airplane's uncompromising Volunteers is rooted in the belief that music can change the world.
BOB DYLAN / BOB DYLAN [MONO]
This understated 1962 debut launched an immeasurably influential career. Inspired by Woody Guthrie and blues legends, Bob Dylan is the clearest connection to the singer's purist folk roots.
BOB DYLAN / JOHN WESLEY HARDING [MONO]
This stripped-back, unobtrusive 1967 album a mellow return to Dylan's roots and a harbinger of Country Rock. Ranked #301 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time List.
DEREK AND THE DOMINOS / LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS
Eric Clapton and Duane Allman in the same band for the only time: the 1970 album Derek and the Dominos' Layla is a timeless batch of fire-pot blues, poignant gospel, searing rock, and lustful emotion.
JAMES GANG / JAMES GANG RIDES AGAIN
The Joe Walsh led James Gang balances edgy hard rock and sincere country-tinged ballads on this 1970 classic: Rides Again features the radio favorite Funk #49 and multi-part Bomber.
|GAIN 2 Ultra Dynamic Super Audio Compact Discs - Stereo - Discovery Series|
GATOR STRUT / MIKE MARSHALL
Featuring several of the world's leading acoustic musicians, Gator Strut is a landmark album featuring guest appearances by Béla Fleck on banjo, David Grisman on mandolin and Tony Rice on guitar among other notables.
DRIVE / BELA FLECK
This landmark album from 1987 placed Bela Fleck at the top of the acoustic music landscape with a mix of jazz, Americana and popular themes.
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PROKOFIEV: IVAN THE TERRIBLE / ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, LEONARD SLATKIN
This historic Vox recording is a bold, stellar work featuring brilliant orchestral effects and stunning choral work. The full sonic spectrum of this recordined masterpiece is finally unveiled as four channels of stunning detail, life-like imaging, and in-depth ambient information that enables listeners to experience the producers original sonic intention for the first time.
SMETANA: MÁ VLAST / ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, WALTER SUSSKIND
Conducted by Walter Susskind, rarely has a composition portrayed such beauty, adventure, peril, and glory as the St.Louis Symphony's interpretation of Bedrich Smetana's Ma Vlast. Captured on Ultradisc UHR Surround SACD with GAIN 2 technology, every movement conjures up panoramic and vivid images of a classic hero's journey!
RAVEL: DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ, MA MÈRE L'OYE, & MORE / MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA, STANISLAW SKROWACZEWSKI
Featuring four discrete channels (as well a spectacular Stereo mix!) of stunning, quadraphonic clarity and mastered via MFSL's proprietary GAIN 2 System, this warm hearted performance by the Minnesota Orchestra, as conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, will leave discerning listeners utterly impressed.
PROKOFIEV: ALEXANDER NEVSKY CANTATA, LIEUTENANT KIJE / ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS, LEONARD SLATKIN
Originally composed as scores for Russian cinema, Alexander Nevsky and Lieutenant Kije are among Prokofiev's most popular and enduring orchestral and choral works.
WHITES OFF EARTH NOW !! / COWBOY JUNKIES
Recorded by Peter Moore on June 28, 1986 using a Calrec Ambisonic Microphone, the Cowboy Junkies debut reveals the band's innovative sense of interpretation.
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