Surely you’ve been seeing all the Thin Lizzy posts this week but if you are curious what is exactly inside our deluxe reissue of their debut album, check out the “What’s Inside?” video below. Then head on over to LightInTheAttic.net and pick up your copy today!
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“‘Baby’ has been a staple on just about every playlist/mixtape I’ve assembled in the past 3 years. It is nothing short of sublime.” – Ariel Pink
This is one of those LPs that helps one understand why people bother to even look for records to begin with. – Oliver Wang, Soul-Sides.com
Donnie & Joe Emerson’s hypnotic Dreamin’ Wild has been on heavy rotation here at MOJO. And rightly so. – MOJO Magazine
It’s official, available today the world over, Donnie & Joe Emerson’s Dreamin’ Wild, and is something special. In it, Donnie & Joe made an album that is a study in isolation and creativity. Originally released in 1979, Dreamin’ Wild is the sonic vision of the talented Emerson boys, recorded in a family built home studio in rural Washington State. Situated in the unlikely blink-and-you-missed-it town of Fruitland and far removed from the late 1970s punk movement and the larger disco boom, Donnie and Joe tilled their own musical soil, channeling bedroom pop jams, raw funk, and yacht rock.
For more info, check out the “What’s Inside” videos, as well as the short documentary Rock N Roll Farmers above, and be sure to pick up a copy at LightInTheAttic.net or your favorite purveyor of fine wax. And don’t forget to snag the Dreamin’ Wild official tee…TEAM DREAMIN’. Essential summer threads.
Are you just dreaming about Dreamin’ Wild? We certainly are. In just two weeks you can get your hands on our CD and LP reissue of Donnie & Joe Emerson’s perfect bedroom-pop masterpiece. In the mean time, be sure to pick up the sweet Team Dreamin’ baseball tee, and have a peak at the “What’s Inside?” videos below. Oh baby!
Pre-order Donnie & Joe Emerson Dreamin’ Wild (LITA 082) on CD and 180-gram LP here!
For this week’s Free Basin’ Fridays, we’re very pleased to share with you Annette Peacock‘s I’m The One (FDR 601). Reissued here for the first time on vinyl and the first CD reissue outside of Annette’s own limited pressing from a few years back, I’m The One is a landmark record from this pop avant-garde icon. Out now on CD and LP, the vinyl pressing is a limited edition and sports 180-gram wax, liner notes insert with never-before-seen photos (also included in the CD version), and an oversized 18″ x 24″ folded poster. This thing is slammin’…just check out the “What’s Inside?” video for the CD below.
For your chance to win, tell us why YOU are THE ONE. Let us know in a comment below (don’t forget to include your name and email address). Winner will be selected at random next Friday, June 15th at 12PM pst.
The response to The LHI Years on Record Store Day was flat out overwhelming! Lots of people kept asking if this was going to come out on CD (you know, for the car or to get for your younger brother who doesn’t know what a record player is). Well, here it is! Today you can now purchase the CD edition (same stellar sound, book-deep liner notes and rare archive photos) direct from us here. Check out the “What’s Inside?” video below for the full scoop on the CD.
Seems like only yesterday we welcomed Modern Classics Recordings into the world. It was just a shame to see lil’ MCR out in the yard playing all by himself, so we thought we’d give him another sibling. World, please meet Future Days Recordings. She’s a tad shy right now so we’ll do the talking. Future Days (lovingly named after Can’s 1973 album) will focus on records largely from the 60′s and 70′s, specializing in CD and LP reissues with the same level of detail and care, not to mention stellar sound and packaging, that makes Light In The Attic what we are. We hope you enjoy!
First up we’d like to present: Bo Diddley The Black Gladiator (FDR 600 | CD). As a key player in bridging the gap between blues and rock and roll, Bo Diddley released his debut single in 1955 on Chess Records’ Checker subsidiary, the self-mythologizing “Bo Diddley” (b/w “I’m A Man”). The tune was an instant smash on the R&B charts and eventually covered by no less than Buddy Holly, Bob Seger, and The Grateful Dead. Countless hits followed, but by the mid-60s, a new breed of rock and roll rebels from the UK and US had taken over the charts, artists ironically raised on the blues/R&B/rock and roll sounds of Diddley and his pioneering peers of the 1950s.
While the sixties came to a close, Diddley may have been working at a less prolific pace than during his earlier heyday, but the man was certainly charged up and ready to drop a full-blown musical bomb. In an attempt to fit in with the current youth oriented scene (Sly and the Family Stone, Rare Earth, The Rolling Stones) and recent acid rock audience targeted albums by label mates Muddy Waters (Electric Mud) and Howlin’ Wolf (The Howlin’ Wolf Album), Bo would further push the boundaries with the release of The Black Gladiator. The album would modernize his blues-rock sound with a rugged funk edge, while retaining the spirit and humor of his finest work, and feature an album cover of the man donning a bodacious leather belt/pseudo S&M get up that would put Isaac Hayes’ chain link vestments to shame. Across ten wild child tracks, the future rock and roll hall of fame inductee hits hard on every note. There are raw gospel shouts, ripping guitar, fatback drums, gritty Hammond organ, and even a round of the dozens with Cookie Vee (Cornelia Redmond).
Originally lost amidst a new decade and changing soundscapes, The Black Gladiator never really registered upon its release in June 1970. Still, its tough grooves and bold, black, and beautiful sleeve design has been a soulful secret in many a record collection. Replete with extensive liner notes by Scott Schinder and re-mastering from the original tapes by engineer Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters), the re-release makes The Black Gladiator finally ready for battle again. Check out the “What’s Inside?” video below for the full scoop!
For audio samples, more info and to order Bo Diddley The Black Gladiator click here!
Curious to take a peek at Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974 (LITA 081)? Well, wait no longer. Check out the “What’s Inside?” videos for both the CD and 2xLP versions below. What about the book, you ask? Watch the video preview Fantagraphics put together after the jump. Don’t forget, we’ve got exclusive Book + CD and Book + 2xLP packages here!
The day has come! We’re kicking off 2012 with a deluxe reissue of Michael Chapman’s debut Rainmaker. Originally released on Harvest Records in 1969, Rainmaker is a psychedelic-guitar-folk delight. Featuring some of Chapman’s best loved songs, “It Didn’t Work Out,” which features a stellar cast of legendary English musicians of the era; Guitarist “Clem” Clempson was in the prog-band Bakerloo (soon after playing with Chapman he’d join jazz-rockers Colosseum and then Humble Pie) Drummer Aynsley Dunbar (his resume includes John Mayall, Eric Burdon, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and Lou Reed), bassist Alex Dmochowski (long time Dunbar comrade) were both in Dunbar’s Retaliation. Organ player Norman Haines was in Locomotive (another obscure, but legendary progressive English band of the day).
Check out the “What’s Inside?” videos below for the visual scoop on the CD and LP versions, listed below:
- Gorgeously remastered from the original master tapes
- CD contains 3 previously unreleased tracks PLUS 3 rarities
- LP remains a faithful reproduction of the original album tracks
- 180-gram wax housed in a deluxe Stoughton gatefold “tip-on” jacket
- Both CD and LP feature new liner notes by Byron Coley and unseen rare archive photos, gig flyers and more
For more info, audio samples and to order Michael Chapman Rainmaker (LITA 079 | CD | 180-gram LP) click here!
PS – Live in Los Angeles? Next Tuesday, 1/31 from 8pm-9pm Origami Vinyl in Echo Park will be hosting a listening party for Rainmaker. We’ll be there and so should you! The beer is free and flowing, so float on over to the Facebook invite and chime in!
Hey, Hey, never fear…THAI FUNK IS HERE! These are hot off an international flight from the past and ready to get in your head and mess things up. YUH! Compiled by Maft Sai (of Thailand’s ZudRangMa Records, who released the original CD versions), Thai Funk Volume 1 and Thai Funk Volume 2 are expanded and remastered and decked the funk out.
Both volumes feature:
- Double LP housed in a deluxe “tip-on” Stoughton jacket
- Beautifully packaged in a HAND-STITCHED CLOTH OUTER SLEEVE (10+ pattern variations)
- Meticulously restored and remastered audio
- Features original album art and introduction by Maft Sai
- Download card for full album + three bonus tracks!