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Maggot Brain (180 Gram Vinyl)
Release Date: 09/12/2008
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

SOUL
1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, or vision, to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are book ended by two of the heaviest tracks ("Maggot Brain" and "Wars Of Armageddon") ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazel's guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton asking him to play “as if your mother just died”. An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp. 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe classic style gatefold sleeve.

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Chronicle - The 20 Greatest Hits
Release Date: 02/06/2009
Format: LP
List Price: (B31) $31.98 

ROCK
(2-LP set) Reissue.

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The Mollusk (180 Gram Vinyl)
Release Date: 02/05/2010
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

ROCK
1997’s The Mollusk is yet another sign that Ween just got better and better with each record. The Mollusk is perhaps their most concise and well-honed record to date. After the previous year’s exercise in country music (12 Golden Country Greats) the duo returns to its usual genre jumping, though there is a heavy focus on prog-rock. Often nautically themed and, as always, way smarter than they’re given credit for, The Mollusk is one of the highest points in a brilliant catalog. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl.

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Train A Comin' (180 Gram Vinyl)
Release Date: 12/16/2014
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

ROCK
“Train A Comin” the 1995 release by Steve Earle was his first album since the “The Hard Way” five years earlier. Steve returned to basics on this all acoustic record with help from Peter Rowan, Norman Blake, Roy Huskey, and Emmylou Harris. “Train A Comin’” finds Steve mixing some of his older material written decades before, such as “Mercenary Song”, with choice covers of the Beatles “I’m Looking Through You”, Townes Van Zandt’s “Tecumseh Valley” and The Melodians reggae classic “Rivers Of Babylon”. A critical and fan favorite “Train A Comin’” is a gem and one of the best albums of Steve's career. Issued for the first time ever on vinyl with a double sided insert.

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Born To Mack (180 Gram Vinyl)(x)
Release Date: 01/12/2015
Format: LP
List Price: (A22) $22.98 

RAP/HIP-HOP
“Born To Mack” is the first full length album by Oakland native Too Short, and his first major album release. Originally released on Dangerous Music in 1987 and was a nationwide underground sensation. Featuring the classic track “Freaky Tales” this is the album that launched Too Short to stardom. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums, and the song "Freaky Tales" reached #92 on the 100 Greatest Rap Songs. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl by Plain Recordings.

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The Great Lakes Suite
Release Date: 09/16/2014
Format: CD
List Price: (A24) $24.98 

JAZZ
(2-CD set) The Great Lakes Suites introduces us to composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's latest small ensemble: the Great Lakes Quartet. A true super group in creative music, it includes two legends in their own right, saxophonist/flutist Henry Threadgill and drummer Jack DeJohnette, with both of whom Smith first played in Chicago in the late 1960s during the early days of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The quartet is completed by another master on his own instrument, bassist John Lindberg, who was born in Detroit, another city on the Great Lakes. For the Great Lakes Suites, Smith composed an extended new work for each of the five lakes that traditionally are considered to comprise the Great Lakes, and also added a sixth composition, "Lake St. Clair," which is dedicated not only to that smaller lake in the same region wishing to be considered a Great Lake, but also to saxophonist Oliver Lake, undoubtedly another Great Lake.

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Star (180 Gram Vinyl)
Release Date: 12/22/2014
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

ROCK
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"Star" is the 1993 debut album by Belly who were Led by singer/guitarist Tanya Donelly, a former member of Throwing Muses and The Breeders, the album showcases her sharp song writing and vocals as she finally got the chance to shine on her own project. The album features the modern rock hits "Feed The Tree" and "Gepetto" which propelled the record past gold in the U.S. and helped make "Star" one of the highlights of the early 90s alternative scene. "Star" still sounds as fresh and vital as it did when first released over 20 years ago. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl with a 2-sided B&W insert. Long out of print as a UK import, this is the first domestic release on vinyl.

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Chicago April 1951
Release Date: 11/18/2014
Format: CD
List Price: (A24) $24.98 

JAZZ
(2-CD set) 14 previously unreleased tracks of pianist Lennie Tristano recorded at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Chicago April 6-13 1951. Backing Lennie are trombonist Willie Dennis, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, bassist Burgher "Buddy" Jones and Dominic "Mickey" Simonetta on drums.

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Tell Mama (180 Gram Mono Vinyl)
Release Date: 01/20/2015
Format: LP
List Price: (A21) $21.98 

SOUL
“Tell Mama” by Etta James was originally released in 1968 and it put her back in the top 10 with the single “Tell Mama”. Produced by Rick Hall at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama this album is a stone cold soul - blues classic from start to finish. Standout tracks include the title track, a cover of Otis Redding’s “Security”, “I’d Rather Go Blind” and “Don’t Lose Your Good Thing”. Easily one of the best albums of her long career it is now being reissued on 180 gram vinyl in glorious mono!

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American Caesar (180 Gram Vinyl)
Release Date: 02/17/2015
Format: LP
List Price: (A27) $27.98 

ROCK
(2-LP set) "American Caesar" was originally released in 1993, a couple of years after the all star "comeback" album "Brick By Brick", the double album found Iggy returning to the studio for the follow up with his muscular, tight touring band and they made what is arguably his best solo record since "New Values" in the 1970s. The dark, loud and subtly atmospheric record was recorded in New Orleans with Producer Malcolm Burn. "American Caesar" finds Iggy exploring the dark heart of America in songs that range from all out hard rock such as "Wild America" and "Sickness" to calmer numbers like "Jealousy" and "Mixin' The Colors". Iggy also puts his stamp on the rock classic "Louie Louie" and makes it his own with some lyrical updating. He ends the record with the funny and brutal spoken word "Caesar" in which Iggy plays a U.S. version of the ancient leaders of the Roman Empire. This is most definitely an Iggy Pop record and a hidden gem in his catalog. Includes a previously unavailable insert with an image of Iggy on one side and the lyrics on the other.

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