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Live At Budokan, Tokyo, June 30th, 1966 - Ntv Channel Four Broadcast
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A24) $24.98 

The first of The Beatles's five historical concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo in 1966. The Beatles were the first Rock 'n' Roll act allowed in the Nippon Budokan, an iconic and celebrated venue originally built to house martial arts exclusively. The Fab Four performed in front of a huge and excited audience producing a major event in the whole history of Rock Music.

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Live In Melbourne, Festival Hall, June 17th, 1964 - Tv Broadcast
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A24) $24.98 

The Melbourne show on June 17th was The Beatles's sixth and final date of their second Australian visit. Another incredible event that showed Beatlemania at one of its highest points- John, Paul, George and Ringo played their "usual" breathtaking set list in front of a wild and screaming crowd and after more than 50 years the whole thing still feels like pure Rock 'n' Roll.

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Al Blake's Xxl Bag Of Blues - Volume 1
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

"Al Blake's XXL Bag of Blues - Volume 1" is a 2 CD, 29 track retrospective collection of Blake's acoustic recordings over the past 20+ years. It features Blake singing, playing guitar and harmonica, joined by blues pianist Fred Kaplan, with blues harmonica master Kim Wilson on several tracks and country blues guitarist Nathan James on one tune. Of the 29 tracks, 15 are originals and 26 of the tracks are previously unreleased commercially. This outstanding album is certain to remind listeners why they fell in love with blues in the first place. This record is 100% organic; no artificial additives, watered down fillers. Definitely not pre-frozen, assembly-line, drive thru McSlop. This serves-up a Super-Size portion of exquisite, authentic 5-star Blues Cuisine that every Blues connoisseur will enjoy and will come back for seconds!

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Fight Or Die / Dolls Under Control
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

Long awaited vinyl reissue for one of the hidden gems of California Punk Rock. Sick Pleasure formed in 1980 when guitarist Michael Fox, future co-owner of San Francisco's legendary punk and industrial label Subterranean, teamed up with skaters Sal Paradise and Dave Chavez, and the infamous Niki Sicki. The band lasted until 1982 when it just "wasn't fun anymore". At this point Sick Pleasure had no material on wax and it seemed as if they would have gone down in history as another forgotten band of the hardcore era. The three members aside from Niki went on to form Code of Honor and Niki went on to form Verbal Abuse in Houston. This was in late 1981, when Michael Fox's new roomate Johnithin Christ, also the singer in the SF punk band Society Dog, stepped in on vocals and formed Code of Honor. In late 1982, after Code of Honor had established themselves, they released a split record featuring songs by both bands. Fully authorized by the original label and by founding member for both bands Sal Paradise, finally you get an affordable alternative to fill in that void in your California punk record collection.

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Live At The Konserthhuset, Stockholm, September 20th, 1968 - Radio Broadcast
Release Date: 10/18/0819
Format: LP
List Price: (A32) $32.98 

The Doors's famous Stockholm concert in September 1968 was one of the highlights of their first European tour. The band was at the very peak of their tumultuous career with Morrison, Krieger, Manzarek and Densmore showing off great energy and theatrical power. An amazing set list including strong renditions of classics such as "When the Music is Over", "The End", "Light my Fire" and rare performances of "Mack the Knife" and " You're lost, Little Girl".

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Roots Of Electric Sound
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A25) $25.98 

Futuristic synthesizer specialist and sound designer Matsuo Ohno was responsible for the sound design of a broad range of film, television and radio soundtracks, most famously the animation series Astro Boy, which he began working on in 1963, together with his assistant, Takehisa Kosugi. Ohno was born in the heavily-populated Kanda district of central Tokyo in 1930 and was heavily affected by the repeated bombing raids on the city enacted in World War II, which took place during his formative years. After the War, deeply motivated by philosophy and Surrealism, he was largely unaffected by popular music, other than the electronic abstractions of Karlheinz Stockhausen; the left-wing filmmaker Fumio Kamei was another early influence. Ohno began immersing himself in the realm of sound effects while working with the Bungaku-za modernist theatre troupe and he performed a similar function at NHK, Japan’s national broadcasting corporation, but became so frustrated by the rigidity of the restrictions imposed on him there that he quit his prestigious post at the broadcaster, although his skills were such that he remained in high demand as a freelancer, which allowed him to refine his sound effects techniques with evolving analogue synthesizers. The five suites of tracks that make up the album Roots Of Electronic Sound album were recorded between 1963 and 1966; initially released on the ALM label in 1975, it is comprised of brief tape experiments, the cover artwork fittingly representing Astro Boy, from which many of the audio interludes are taken. Limited 500 Includes insert.

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The Very Best Of Freddie Scott
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A19) $19.98 

This first ever multi-label retrospective collects the finest recordings from across the career of Soul Man Freddie Scott. From Uptown to Deep Soul, this collection includes the R&B chart-topping classics "Are You Lonely For Me" and "Hey Girl", alongside 23 other soulful selections helmed by heavyweights Goffin & King, Gamble & Huff and Bert Berns.

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Jamiila - Songs From A Somali City
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A23) $23.98 

The music on this album was all recorded in one town, Baraawe (usually called Brava on the maps). Baraawe, which is on the Somali coast about 120 miles south of the capital, Mogadishu, has a population of around 10,000. Like all African towns of any size it is something of a melting pot. The original inhabitants, like the Swahili to their south, are of mixed Arab and Bantu African heritage, and speak a Bantu language called Chimina. Somalis from various other areas, speaking standard Somali and several dialects of it, also live in Baraawe. The musicians heard here play regularly together in various combinations. Like almost all African musicians, they are part-timers. Some are shoemakers. Two are soldiers (Africa has long had an amazing number of fine dance bands made up of police or army personnel). All the pieces they perform on this recording are love songs. Includes insert.

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Words: A Bee Gees Songbook
Release Date: 10/18/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A19) $19.98 

A collection showcasing the early idiosyncratic songwriting genius of the Brothers Gibb. 27 artists - ranging from the celebrated to the obscure - do justice to numbers composed by the band between 1965 and 1969. Featuring some of the Bee Gees most recognizable early works alongside undiscovered gems, with several recordings making their CD debut.

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Yesterday Has Gone The Songs Of Teddy Randazzo
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 9-20-19) Not before time, Teddy Randazzo joins lauded names such as Randy Newman, Goffin & King, Laura Nyro, Serge Gainsbourg, Bacharach & David, Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson in Ace Records' highly regarded Songwriters series. Spanning 1964 to 1979, this collection features 25 of his best compositions, performed by Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Royalettes and Derek Martin - the artists with whom he worked most prolifically - and top-tier names such as Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, Esther Phillips, Timi Yuro, Billy Fury and Mel Tormé. The definitive recordings of Randazzo's songs are invariably the ones he himself produced, and it's significant that he did so on most of the tracks here. The few exceptions include three superb covers of songs from the Little Anthony & the Imperials catalogue and 'Buttercup Days' by the Kane Triplets, a delicious piece of sunshine pop. Comes with a stylish 24-page booklet packed with colourful memorabilia, rare photos, an introductory essay by Ian Chapman and track commentary by compiler Mick Patrick.

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Shel's Girls From The Planet Records Vault
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 9-20-19) "Shel's Girls" gathers together the best moments from Talmy's girl recordings of the mid-60s, and adds several unheard gems from a recent extended foray into his remarkable archive. Most of the contents of "Shel's Girls" derives from the golden Brit-girl era of 1964-1966, but the Motown-esque 'Shoulder to Cry On', from former Family Dogg-er Christine Holmes, dates from 1969. At the other end of the spectrum, Debbie Sharron's teen weepie 'Cruel Way To Be' is a rare Hollywood production from 1962, just before Talmy departed for the UK. "Shel's Girls" comes with detailed notes and some eye-popping visuals on these fabulous females. File alongside "Love Hit Me", "Scratch My Back" and other recent Ace explorations of the beat chick world. " Compilation and notes by Alec Palao.

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American Tunes
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 9-20-19) Ace's Songwriters series continues to be one of our most popular, with plenty of worthy candidates for inclusion waiting in the wings to join those we have already featured. This month we spotlight the work of a man whose songs and records have been enjoyed across seven decades. Paul Simon's compelling songs have been subject to covers since the mid-60s, when he and his singing partner Art Garfunkel made their own big breakthrough as artists with "Sounds Of Silence". When the duo each went solo in the early 70s, Paul's albums continued to be plundered by his peers, and things have remained that way well into the 21st century. "American Tunes" features almost two dozen of Paul's prime compositions, reinterpreted in all manner of styles from rock to reggae to acapella to adult contemporary. All have been chosen to represent the diversity in Paul's writing, and also chosen because of the high quality of each individual reinterpretation. Some tracks may be less familiar than others, but all are guaranteed to appeal to fans of Simon songs everywhere. Some of the biggest names in popular music from the past 70 years are among those singing said songs - a true indication of the high regard in which his words and music are held in his peer group. Approved by the songwriter himself, Ace is delighted to say that "American Tunes" has been assembled with the co-operation of and with significant input from Paul Simon. As always, extensive annotation and copious photographs and ephemera make the booklet almost as appealing as the music.

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Music From Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 9-20-19) Jarvis now brings together for Ace Records an eclectic and exciting mix of the records and the features that made the show the unique experience it was. From listener suggestions that became personal favourites such as Nina Simone's 'Baltimore', unusual cover versions like Antony & the Johnsons' stunning performance of Beyoncé's 'Crazy In Love', and the Katzenjammers' rendition of Gary Numan's 'Cars' as played on steel drums - a record so irresistible, it remains the only time Jarvis has ever felt compelled enough to ask another DJ what they were playing. Brought together on heavyweight 180g double vinyl and CD digipack (each featuring different covers, as designed by Julian House) and with full accompanying sleevenotes by Jarvis, it's a keepsake of the show you can thankfully hold onto for any and every Sunday. Brought together on heavyweight 180g double vinyl (ACE 59 LP) and CD digipack (each featuring different covers, as designed by Julian House) and with full accompanying sleevenotes

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Music From Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B46) $46.98 

(5% DISCOUNT THRU 9-20-19)(2-LP set) Jarvis now brings together for Ace Records an eclectic and exciting mix of the records and the features that made the show the unique experience it was. From listener suggestions that became personal favourites such as Nina Simone's 'Baltimore', unusual cover versions like Antony & the Johnsons' stunning performance of Beyoncé's 'Crazy In Love', and the Katzenjammers' rendition of Gary Numan's 'Cars' as played on steel drums - a record so irresistible, it remains the only time Jarvis has ever felt compelled enough to ask another DJ what they were playing. Brought together on heavyweight 180g double vinyl and CD digipack (each featuring different covers, as designed by Julian House) and with full accompanying sleevenotes by Jarvis, it's a keepsake of the show you can thankfully hold onto for any and every Sunday. Brought together on heavyweight 180g double vinyl and CD digipack (ACE 1543 CD) (each featuring different covers, as designed by Julian House) and with full accompanying sleevenotes


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