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Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin – Cheap Thrills 180g 45RPM 2LP Mofi Vinyl

£72.00
#338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Big Brother and Joplin Convey Fearlessness, Toughness, and Synergy on Every Note
In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history.

Bill Evans and Jim Hall – Undercurrent – Mofi Vinyl

£55.00

Special Offer While Stocks Last

Diverse Set Encompasses Ballads, Waltzes, Hard-Swinging Bop

Bill Evans catapulted to the top of the jazz world in June 1961 after reeling off three straight masterpiece sessions at New York’s Village Vanguard with his trio. Yet the emotional highs came to a screeching halt shortly thereafter when bassist Scott LaFaro died in a car accident. Devastated, Evans refrained from playing for nearly a year. If not for an inspirational collaboration of tremendous creative outpouring, one wonders what fate may have befallen Evans. Undercurrent, the outcome of two studio sessions with guitarist Jim Hall, is that project.

Billy Joel – 52nd Street 180g 45RPM 2LP Mofi Vinyl

£84.00

Mainstream Perfection: Melodic Devices, Passionate Singing, Sophisticated Arrangements, Jazzy Backdrop Walk Down 52nd Street

Some artists embrace their success by repeating the steps that originally granted them fame. Billy Joel did the opposite, refusing to be contained by prescribed approaches or constrained by a given label. The follow-up to the breakthrough TI, 52nd Street further expands on its predecessor's bold production techniques and inventive arrangements, incorporating more sophisticated textures as well as reflecting a jazz edge gleaned from New York City's thriving club scene.

Billy Joel – An Innocent Man – MoFi SACD

£49.00
Infectious Doo-Wop, Carefree Soul, Harmonious Pop A Testament To Music Of Joel's Childhood
After making The Nylon Curtain, Billy Joel felt the need to exhale and get back to the carefree music of his childhood. He also met supermodel Christie Brinkley, who brought serious degrees of levity and romance to his world. In love, relaxed, and out to have fun, the singer crafted An Innocent Man, arguably the most easygoing and pleasing album of his career. Featuring four Top 40 pop singles and the same number of Top 5 Adult Contemporary hits to grace the Billboard charts, the record remains a commercial staple.

Billy Joel – Turnstiles Mofi SACD

£39.95
Experience The Orchestral Sweep, Ravishing Poignancy Like Never Before
By 1976, Billy Joel had proven his merit as an auteur of California-based singer-songwriter pop-rock. On Turnstiles, the legend focuses his attention on more ambitious matters: 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. We have gone back to the original master tapes to present Joel's encompassing music the way it was always intended to be experienced: Intimate, detailed, expressive, warm. The record's widescreen sonics are at last properly cinematic, flush with colors, textures, and atmosphere.

Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy Hybrid SACD

£39.95
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies, Oh Mercy now takes on cinematic qualities worthy of Lanois' production and Dylan's performances. On SACD, the music benefits from a spaciousness, tonality, and surrealism no prior edition delivers. Each note seems to occupy its own physical dimension, allowing Oh Mercy to simultaneously immerse and surround you. Its clarity, dynamics, and extension also reach new heights throughout – whether it's the low-end reach on the spiritual-minded "Ring Them Bells" or combination of guitar-chord treble and piano decay on "Disease of Conceit."

Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Hybrid SACD

£33.00
Mastered from the original master tapes on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, and strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies, this hybrid SACD features reference-level instrumental separation and full-bodied tones that allow the songs to blossom amidst soundstages whose dimensions are limited only by the breadth of your stereo system. The flinty, raw acoustic edge of Dylan and Bruce Langhorne's guitars come into immediate relief. Booker T. Jones' relaxed albeit taut bass, Jolly Roger's down-home banjo, Russ Kunkel's textured bongos, and the crucial string accompaniments similarly flourish.

Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline 180g 45RPM 2LP Mofi Vinyl

£90.00

Hyper-Detailed 45RPM Version Allows You to Experience Dylan’s All-Time Cleanest Vocal Performances Like Never Before: Soft, Smooth Croon a Dramatic Change from His Past

For an artist whose career is flush with enigma, myth, and disguise, Nashville Skylinestill surprises more than almost any other Bob Dylan move more than four decades after its original release. Distinguished from every other Dylan album by virtue of the smooth vocal performances and simple ease, the 1969 record witnesses the icon’s full-on foray into country and trailblazing of the country-rock movement that followed. Cozy, charming, and warm, the rustic set remains for many hardcore fans the Bard’s most enjoyable effort. And most inimitable. The result of quitting smoking, Dylan’s voice is in pristine shape, nearly unidentifiable from the nasal wheeze and folk accents displayed on prior records.

Bob Dylan and The Band – Before the Flood – 180g 2LP Mofi Vinyl

£85.00
Live 1974 Set Documents Acclaimed Reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band
The live reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band during 1973-74 yielded one of the decade’s most celebrated, dynamic, and astonishing tours. Captured on Before the Flood, the results portray the two artists’ shared chemistry as well as Dylan’s instinctive ability to challenge audiences, his group, and himself via inventive rearrangements of classics that simultaneously ward off nostalgia and renew with meaning. Said by noted critic Robert Christgau to be “at its best, [the] craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded,” Before the Flood crackles with intensity, relevance, and unhinged performances.

Count Basie – Live at the Sands (Before Frank) 180g 2LP Mofi Vinyl

£84.00

Swinging Hard and Heavy With Orchestral Support, Recorded During the Count’s Warm-Up Sets for Sinatra in Early 1966 in Vegas

Count Basie and Frank Sinatra had the perfect arrangement at the Sands. Before the Chairman hit the stage in Vegas, Count Basie and his big band warmed up the already enthusiastic crowd with a brief set of their own. A dynamite entertainer, the legendary leader causes hearts to race, hips to shake, and fingers to snap with high-energy readings of his trademark swing music, taken to feverish heights by both his first-rate orchestra and the incredibly swank setting. Fortunately, the finest of Basie and Co.’s introductory performances from the historic 1966 dates have been preserved here and serve as a seminal complement to Sinatra’s iconic Live at the Sands.

Crosby, Stills and Nash – Crosby, Stills and Nash – MoFi SACD

£42.00
Sourced From The Original Master Tapes And Packaged In A Mini-Lp Gatefold Sleeve
The enduring charm, contemporary relevance, and harmonic convergence of Crosby, Stills & Nash’s fabled self-titled debut owe not only to impeccably played songs and resonant lyrics, but to career-defining performances by music’s first genuine supergroup. Crosby, Stills & Nash lingers as an example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Factor in phenomenal studio production and acoustic-based architecture that served as guideposts for myriad albums that followed, and popular music would never be the same.

Eagles – On the Border – MoFi Hybrid Stereo SACD

£42.00
Due W/C 1st August
Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes For Exquisite Sound
With its name indicative of the music's boundary-testing diversity and Southwestern inspiration, On the Border finds the Eagles leaving everything on the table and embracing a harder edge that takes the band out of more relaxed territory and establishes it as a group that knows how—and wants—to rock. Glenn Frey, Don Henley, new member Don Felder, and company immediately announce their intent on the defiant album-opening hit "Already Gone" and never look back, crafting a gem of a record that from start to finish is arguably their most consistent and balanced effort.