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- /sites/g/files/g2000014546/files/2022-03/George_Jones_Cold_Hard_Truth_3169105.jpgCold Hard TruthGeorge JonesQUICK VIEW/sites/g/files/g2000014546/files/2022-03/George_Jones_Cold_Hard_Truth_3169105.jpgCold Hard Truth George JonesWant us to release this album? Then vote now!Place your vote by entering your email address below. If this title receives enough votes, we will press it and let you know when it becomes availble to order.Cold Hard TruthAlbum Details
- Would be the first worldwide release on vinyl
- A critical and commercial comeback country classic
- Would be remastered for maximum fidelity and cut from the original source tapes.
- Would feature deluxe packaging and be individually numbered/limited to a one time pressing
George Jones was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last two decades of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living county singer. Jones has been called “The Rolls Royce Of Country Music” and had more than 160 chart singles to his name from 1955 until his death in 2013. Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music at the age of seven and was given a guitar at the age of nine. His earliest influences were Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe, although the artistry of Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell would help to crystalize his vocal style. In 1959 Jones recorded “White Lightning,” written by J.P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His first record, the self-penned “No Money In This Deal,” was recorded on January 19, 1954 and appeared on Starday Records, beginning Jones’ association with producer and mentor, H.W. “Pappy” Daily. His first hit came with “Why Baby Why” in 1955. That same year he met and played shows with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Johnny Cash once said, “When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, “You mean besides George Jones?” Jones was first invited to sing at the Grand Ole Opry in 1956. Jones moved to Mercury Records in 1957 and teamed up with singer Jeanette Hicks, the first of several duet partners he would have over the years. He cut the top 10 single, “Yearning.” Starday merged with Mercury and Jones scored high marks on the charts with his debut Mercury release of “Don’t Stop The Music.” One aspect of Jones’ early career that might get overlooked is his success as a songwriter as he wrote or co-wrote many of his biggest hits during this period, such as “window Up Above,” Seasons Of My Heart,” Just One More,” You Gotta Be My Baby,” Color Of The Blues,” and “Tender Years.” Jones signed with United Artists in 1962 and immediately scored one of the biggest hits of his career, “She Thinks I Still Care.” Jones scored only one more number one hit in the late 60s with “Walk Through This World With Me,” and the remainder of the 60s and 70s saw a major decline in activity due to alcoholism and drug abuse. By 1980 Jones had not had a number one single in six years and critics had written him off until he stunned the music industry with his release of the song, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which went on to become one of the greatest country songs of all time, along with “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams and “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. He earned the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1980. The Academy of Country Music awarded the song Single Of the Year and Song Of The Year in 1980. It also became Country Music Association’s Song Of the Year in both 1980 and 1981. The song led CBS to renew Jones’ recording contract and sparked new interest in the singer. He was the subject of an HBO tv special which had him performing songs with Waylon Jennings, Elvis Costello, Tanya Tucker and Tammy Wynette. Mostly sober for the rest of the 1980s due to the positive influence of his new wife, Nancy Sepulvado, Jones consistently released albums, including Shine On, Jones Country, You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart, Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes and Wine Colored Roses. Cold Hard Truth was the 56th studio album by Jones and was released on June 22, 1999 on Asylum Records. Cold Hard Truth was released only three months after Jones was involved in an accident when he crashed his car near his home. The near-death crash was a significant turning point in his life and with his relationship with drugs and alcohol abuse. This was his first album after leaving MCA Nashville and was produced by Keith Stegall. Its most popular song was “Choices,” a confessional ballad tailor made for Jones to sing. The song got radio play and eventually won Jones the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance that year. After the years of country radio indifference, Cold Hard Truth was released to raves and shot to number 5 on Billboard’s country albums chart, the first of his albums to do so since Wince Colored Roses in 1986. It even hit #53 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was eventually certified gold.
- /sites/g/files/g2000014546/files/2022-03/Opeth_Heritage_Special_Edition_3198496.jpgHeritageOpethQUICK VIEW/sites/g/files/g2000014546/files/2022-03/Opeth_Heritage_Special_Edition_3198496.jpgHeritage OpethWant us to release this album? Then vote now!Place your vote by entering your email address below. If this title receives enough votes, we will press it and let you know when it becomes availble to order.HeritageAlbum Details
- Out of print on vinyl in the U.S. since original release
- Would be pressed on multi color vinyl and mastered from the original source material
- Would feature deluxe packaging and be individually numbered to a one time pressing
Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band, formed in 1989 by vocalist David Isberg. The band name was derived from the word “opet,” taken from the Wilbur Smith novel, The Sunbird. The group has been through many personnel changes, including the replacement of every single original member; notably Isberg himself in 1992. The band incorporates progressive, folk, blues, classical, and jazz influences into its lengthy songs, as well as strong influences from death metal. Opeth is also know for the heavy use of mellotron in their music. The band rarely made live appearances supporting their first four albums, but since conducting their first world tour after the 2001 release of Blackwater Park, have led several major world tours. In 1990, Isberg asked former Eruption band member Mikael Åkerfeldt to join Opeth as a bassist, replacing Martin Persson. When Åkerfeldt showed up to practice on the day after Isberg invited him, it became clear that Isberg had not told the band members, including the band's current bassist, that Åkerfeldt would be joining the band. An ensuing argument led to all members but Isberg and Åkerfeldt leaving to form a new project. Opeth’s European label, Music For Nations, closed in 2005 and they negotiated a deal with Roadrunner Records. Åkerfeldt said the primary reason for signing with Roadrunner was the label's wide distribution, ensuring the album would be available at larger-chain retailers. When news leaked that the band was signed to Roadrunner, who predominantly worked with trend-oriented rock and metal, some fans accused the band of selling out. In September 2010, Mikael Åkerfeldt stated that he was writing for a new Opeth album, “Heritage.” The band announced on their website that they would start recording their tenth album on 31 January 2011, at the Atlantis/Metronome studios in Stockholm, once again with Jens Bogren (engineering) and Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree as co-producer. Shortly after mixing was complete on the new album in April 2011, Opeth announced that Per Wiberg was relieved of his duties in the band. Opeth's tenth album, Heritage, was released on 14 September 2011, to generally favorable reviews. The album sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release and debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart. Heritage debuted at number four in the band's native country of Sweden. Heritage became the second Opeth album to not feature any death growls and had a much more progressive style than previous albums from the band, something that Åkerfeldt had been wanting to do for some time. Opeth supported Heritage with a tour that would last for over 200 tour dates. The tour was the band's first with new keyboardist, Joakim Svalberg, who played on the opening track of the album. During the tour, Opeth played with bands such as Katatonia, Pain of Salvation, Mastodon, Ghost and Anathema all over the world in countries such as the United States, Europe, Turkey, India, Japan, Greece, Israel, Latin America and Sweden. Opeth has released 13 studio albums, four live DVDs, four live albums (three that are in conjunction with DVDs), and two boxsets. The band released its debut album Orchid in 1995. Although their eighth studio album, Ghost Reveries, was quite popular in the United States, Opeth did not experience major American commercial success until the 2008 release of their ninth studio album, Watershed, which peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard 200, and topped the Finnish albums chart in its first week of release. As of November 2009, the band has sold over 1.5 million copies of their albums and DVDs worldwide, including 300,000 collective SoundScans of their albums Blackwater Park, Damnation, and Deliverance in the United States.
- /sites/g/files/g2000014546/files/2022-03/Lunapark.jpgLunapark Deluxe EditionLunaQUICK VIEW/sites/g/files/g2000014546/files/2022-03/Lunapark.jpgLunapark Deluxe Edition LunaWant us to release this album? Then vote now!Place your vote by entering your email address below. If this title receives enough votes, we will press it and let you know when it becomes availble to order.Lunapark Deluxe EditionAlbum Details
- Would be the first time Luna’s classic Elektra debut will be available on vinyl in the U.S.
- Would be expanded to include previously unreleased pre-Elektra demos
- Album was pressed once overseas and is pricey on the secondary market
- Would feature deluxe packaging, never-before-seen photos and be individually numbered to a one time pressing
Luna is an American band formed in 1991 by singer and guitarist, Dean Wareham after the break-up of Galaxie 500. Described by Rolling Stone as “the best band you’ve never heard of,” Luna combine intricate guitar work, traditional rock rhythms and poetic lyrics. The earliest edition of the band included drummer Stanley Demeski and bassist Justin Harwood (Demeski formerly of The Feelies and Harwood from The Chills). The original line-up was expanded with the addition of guitarist Sean Eden for their second album , 1994’s Bewitched. Lee Wall replaced Demeski on drums in time for 1997’s Pup Tent, and Britta Phillips of Ultra Baby and The Belltower, joined when bassist Harwood departed in 2000. In 1991 after the end of Galaxie 500’s US tour supporting the Cocteau Twins, Dean told his bandmates Damon Krukowski and Naomi Young that he was quitting the band. He then signed a demo deal with Elektra Records, where their VP of A&R, Terry Tolkin, was impressed and Wareham signed a deal with Elektra eventually assembling a new band. Dean first contacted Harwood, whom he met while Harwood was with the Chills and they recruited drummer Byron Guthrie, formerly from Ultra Vivid Scene. The trio recorded demos (produced by Dave Fridmann) and played a series of live dates with Mercury Rev guitarist Grasshopper. Guthrie was replaced by former Feelies drummer Stanley Demeski and this line-up recorded the band’s first album, Lunapark, produced by Fred Maher and released by Elektra under the name Luna² to avoid confusion with a new-age musician known as “Luna.” Shortly after the release of Lunapark, the band placed an advertisement in the Village Voice for a guitarist, and Canadian former drama student Sean Eden was recruited. The new four-piece recorded a number of cover versions that would become the Slide EP, and then toured the US. In mid-1993 the band supported the reformed Velvet Underground on their European tour, after which they recorded their second album. Bewitched was recorded in New York City and co-produced by the band with Victor Van Vugt. Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison played guitar on two tracks. The album was released in 1994. In 1995, the band went into Sorcerer Sound studio in New York City with producer Pat McCarthy and engineer Mario Salvati to record their third album Penthouse. The album featured Television guitarist Tom Verlaine on the tracks "Moon Palace" and "23 Minutes in Brussels." The album was released in August 1995 to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone declaring it one of the essential albums of the 1990s. The album featured a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde" as a hidden track; the song featured Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab duetting with Dean Wareham. "Bonnie and Clyde" was released as a single in the UK and was named Melody Maker single of the week. Pup Tent followed in 1997. In 1999, the band recorded The Days of Our Nights for Elektra, but the label declined the album as "not commercially viable" and dropped the band. The record was ultimately released on Jericho Records in the US. Prior to the album's release, Justin Harwood left the band, and was replaced by Britta Phillips. After releasing Luna Live (2001), Romantica (2002) and Rendezvous (2004) with their new line-up, Luna announced their final tour (at the time), disbanding after a show at the Bowery Ballroom on February 27, 2005.Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips continued on as the duo Dean & Britta, initially formed in 2003. In 2017, Luna announced two new releases, a Luna covers LP, A Sentimental Education, and a 6-song original instrumental EP, A Place Of Greater Safety, with a tour of Spain in October and a North American tour in November 2017. Since then, Luna has been touring around the United States and Europe.
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