(Cover has ring & edge wear, with staining along the spine and bottom seam, and some waviness along the opening due to moisture.)
New Order —
Low-life ... LP Factory/Qwest, 1985. Used ...
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New Order take a slightly sweeter turn for this mid 80s set – but still never lose the charm that won us from their first few records! There's a warmth here we might not have expected in the immediate post-Joy Division years – and a catchy tunefulness on some of the biggest crossover ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, including the heavy inner sleeve – missing rice paper obi.)
Beautiful early work from New Order – a stunning full-length set that brilliantly follows on the promise of their initial singles! Production is by Martin Hannett at the top of his game – almost even more sonically sensitive to New Order's work than that of Joy Division – ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first album from Phineas Newborn in a number of years – and a set with a strong enough sound to warrant the "Phineas Is Back" in the title! Newborn's sound here has hardly dimmed at all – and he's still got that great blend of complicated flourishes and bluesier ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A smoking set from Phineas Newborn – recorded in 3 different modes for the record – solo, trio, and quartet! The quartet and trio sides feature some nice guitar from his brother Calvin Newborn – whose bluesier tones really help give the record a deeper feel than usual for Phineas ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has "Advance Copy" printed on the front.)
One of the greatest albums from the early years of Phineas Newborn – a large group session from the pianist, and one with a very different feel than some of his trio sides! The music is all from the Harold Arlen musical Jamaica – but the groove is pure Newborn all the way, and a lot ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really bold little record from Phineas Newborn – one that certainly has some of the bluesy overtones that you might guess from the title, but which also has other numbers that really leap along the keys! There's a fluid beauty here that really has Newborn at the top of his game – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear and a crease on one corner.)
A rare "with orchestra" outing from pianist Phineas Newborn – one that has his gentle keys out front of larger backings by Dennis Farnon – all cast in the kind of dreamy mode you might expect from the title! Yet while the whole thing's certainly got a late night feel, Newborn' ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks on track one. Cover has light wear, some light stains, and partially split top and bottom seams.)
The second in Mickey Newbury's American Trilogy – recorded when Newbury was at Elektra Records, a label that was apparantly as unable to find an audience for him as Mercury was a few years earlier – but all these years later it stands just as beautifully of a leftfield bit of spacious, ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Follow up to "Jam On Revenge", with more of that wikki wikki. Includes "Space Is The Place", "Let's Jam", "Cyborg Dance", "I Wanna Be A B-Boy", and "Teknology". 7 songs total. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best David Newman albums for Atlantic from the 60s – and one that breaks past the R&B-influenced formula of earlier albums! This one features some great arrangements by William Fischer, the cool wild-card arranger who was to late 60s Atlantic what David Axelrod was to Capitol ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
One of the nice electric albums that David Newman cut with Roy Ayers, and a record with a smooth 70's funky sound that works better than some of his 60's recordings. Tracks include Roy Ayers' great tunes "Fuzz" and "Fire Weaver", plus "3/4 Of The Time", "Symphonet ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little set by Joe – recorded live, and much more freewheeling than some of his other albums from the time! The set's unusual for Joe, in that it's got more of a down and dirty approach – not exactly soul jazz, but with a much more gutbuckety groove than we might have thought! ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2 rare sets in a single 70s package! First up is Locking Horns – a wonderful session from Roulette – a laidback set with Joe Newman and Zoot Sims acting as co-leaders, playing with a trio that includes Oscar Pettiford, Adrian Acea, and Osie Johson, all coming together nicely with the ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A gem of an album from Randy Newman – a masterpiece of understated with from the mid 70s, and one of his most fully-conceived records for Warner Brothers! The album offers up a vision of the south, past and present, through Newman's eyes – eyes that are partially clouded by the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An insanely wonderful first album from Randy Newman – and a perfect example of the way his unique style was a key confluence of all the best elements simmering underneath both late 60s LA and late 60s Warner Brothers! There's an instantly nostalgic quality to the record, but one that's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that will make you forgive Randy for all the later sweeter soundtrack work! Titles include "Burn On", "God's Song", "Political Science", "Old Man", "He Gives Us All His Love", and "Simon Smith & The Amazing Dancing Bear". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Does not include the book and poster. Cover has some wear, a bit of seam splitting, and a piece of tape on the top seam.)
Elegy ... LP Mercury, Late 60s. Used ...
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Ambitious recordings by the group – recorded earlier, and issued a bit late in their career. Lots of long tracks, with full-on keyboards from Keith Emerson – on versions of Tim Hardin's "Hang On To A Dream", Dylan's "My Back Pages", and Sondheim/Bernstein's "Ame ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Leo Nichols (Ennio Morricone) —
Navajo Joe ... LP United Artists, 1974. Used ...
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A western soundtrack, but an unusual one – filled with highly percussive numbers that echo the "Navajo Joe" theme – and which step out with a proud, dramatic feel that's also got some darker echoes! There's a really weird quality to some of the best numbers – which use ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from Nico – easily one of her most haunting albums ever, and a huge step forward even from the sublime Chelsea Girl record! John Cale produced and arranged the album, and plays some extra-spooky harmonium throughout – an instrument that's got the same low, dead tones as ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US white label promo! Cover has a promo track list sticker, and masking tape on two seams.)
End ... LP Island, 1974. Very Good+ ...
One of Nico's darkest albums – and the kind of record we always suggest to those who doubt her genius! The incredibly spare set has Nico playing harmonium, which makes for a spooky off-kilter sound that really gives the record a somber approach – especially as the instrument sounds a ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Harry Nilsson —
Harry ... LP RCA, 1969. Sealed Gatefold ...
A wonderful early album by one of the great oddball songwriters of the last forty years! The Harry album is certainly the bridge between Nilsson's two previous wildly bombastic LPs, and the slightly more subdued material that popped up on the Schmilsson and later records. Harry runs the gamut ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Nilsson's best ever albums – with a more streamlined overall sound than some of his wildly eclectic earlier LPs – really putting a tight focus on both his vocal and songwriting genius! There's an easygoing charm to the album that's pretty much unrivaled in his catalog (and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing, including the poster. Cover has some wear.)
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original stereo pressing!)
Harry Nilsson —
Point! ... LP RCA, Early 70s. Used ...
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One of greatest moments of genius by pop vocals eccentric Harry Nilsson – the classic early 70s "story" album The Point – perhaps is most imaginative work! The Point is a weird tale of a kid whose head was differently shaped than the rest of his townsfolk (hey, we're not ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)
Groovy groovy stuff from Mr. Spock! This album features some surprisingly great covers of 60s material – like "Sunny", "Where It's At", and "Both Sides Now". But the real highlights are the originals by Nimoy – one dark and spooky, one surprisingly ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from Nimoy – and proof that his committment to being more than just a sci-fi actor was real, if not successful! The record features groovy pop and vocal tracks with arrangements by George Tipton, and a nice mod-ish feel that works well with Nimoy's Scott Walker-ish vocals and ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from Leonard Nimoy – one of his best records, largely because he's upfront about the Spock side of his persona! As is well known, Nimoy really thought of himself as more of a serious singer than just a pointy-eared alien – so other records have a lot more of him singing ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Little Brother knob twirler gives tracks from Nas's God's Son LP a remixed, redone, altogether makeover. 9th Wonder's production is all about jazzy mellow soul, not at all the tough-as-nails street hop Salaam Remi and others produced on God's Son. Stepson is much more akin to the kind of soul ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album filled with hard breaks, tight choppy guitars, and a deep funky sound. This is one of the best early albums by the Nite Liters, and it's filled with great grooves like "Funky-Doo", "Stinkin Charlie", and "K-Jee" – but just about every track is a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band —
Let's Go ... LP Liberty, 1983. Near Mint- ...
A pretty straight score from Jack Nitzsche – despite his groovier tendencies on earlier work – but also not a bad one, and a lot more striking than we remember the music being when we saw the film! A few tracks are kind of groovy and soft instrumentals, others are more dramatic, and ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Debut LP from Chicago's own No ID, who produced the first two Common Sense LP's, which was largely slept on, in spite of the nice rhymes and tight beats. With guest vocals by Doug Infinite, Common and Chicago's premier vocal duo - Syndicate. 15 tracks if you count the interludes, including "S ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
No Neck Blues Band —
Hoichoi ... LP Sound @ One, 1994. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
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(In the screened cover, with obi!)
Ike Noble —
Angie ... LP Connowil, 1984. Used ...
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Great later work from Dick Noel – a singer who scored big early in his career while working for the Ray Anthony band, but then disappeared into a quiet life of singing radio jingles while living in Chicago! This album's something of a comeback for Dick – his first jazz record in many ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nice one! This is Ken Nordine's follow-up to his highly successful Word Jazz album, and it's another crazy batch of jazz-meets-beat poetry-meets-goofy stuff. Ken Nordine's wit is razor sharp as usual, and the tracks include "The Bullfighter", "Junk Man", "Looking At ... (Comedy/Spoken) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover is faded on the front, with some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, some stains, and small tack hole in each corner.)
What what! OK, maybe it's not as deep as some extra-underground MC's, but it's one of a few "hot" LPs from that time we could listen to all the way through without skipping over half the tracks. The hyped production more than makes up for the few cliched lyrics. (Hip Hop) LP, Vinyl record album
The first James Bond soundtrack – pre-John Barry, but already showing Bond music as a genre unto itself! Monty Norman handles the music – and brings together some cool Caribbean sounds with familiar jazz riffs – a blend that showcases the Jamaican setting of the main narrative, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, a bit of aging, and a couple of edge rips on the back paste-on.)
A compelling little soundtrack to a compelling little film – and a record that's almost as much an audio document of the movie as it is a presentation of the music! The dramatic score by Alex North is juxtaposed with a fair bit of dialogue from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton – ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label promo.)
Northern Illinois University Jazz Ensemble —
Space Train ... LP NIU Jazz Ensemble, 1978. Very Good- ...
A pretty hip batch of big band tracks – with a sound that's a lot more soulful than you'd expect. The best tracks mix together big band grooving with some slight bits of funk – in a style that's almost a bit like some of the MPS work at the same time. The horns are tight on a lot of ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small piece of tape, with some pen, some light stains, and a bit of rippling on the back. Labels have some marker.)
Novi Singers & Aleksander Mazur Quartet —
Bacharach ... LP Muza (Poland), 1976. Very Good+ ...
A dream come true – our favorite vocal group performing work by our favorite composer! The Novi Singers, in case you don't know them, were a totally hip Polish vocal quartet – with a sound that was part scatting vocalese and part groovy 60s, very different than that of many of their ... (Vocalists) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)
NRBQ ... LP Columbia, 1969. Used ...
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Long before Slint put Louisville on the map, these fine sons came up with their own unique rootsy brew! Includes a surprising version of Sun Ra's "Rocket Number 9". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
Nu Shooz —
Poolside ... LP Atlantic, 1985. Used ...
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A pretty decent album of slightly funky slightly Latin fusion, recorded by this obscure Chicago group from the late 70s. The feel of the record is more along the lines of some of the slicker LA sessions from the 70s, with electric keyboards and guitar, and compressed production on the drums that ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic! Where would electronic pop be without Gary Numan's "Cars"? Alongside Kraftwerk's classic 80s albums and Yellow Magic Orchestra's first LP, this album by Gary Numan ranks as one of the most essential synth driven LPs. Brilliant pop numbers that awash with robotic tones that ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear.)
One of the more far-reaching albums by Clara Nunes – a mixture of samba tracks, rootsy rhythms, and larger arrangements handled by the likes of Radames Gnatalli, Sivuca, Gaya, and others. Tracks include "Coisa Da Antiga", "As Forcas Da Natureza", "Perdao", " ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
What sounded like a disappointing, and way too calculatedly provocative follow-up to Straight Outta Compton back in 1991 now sounds to us like the peak of Dr. Dre's career as a producer. The wall of sound here is massive – and dare we say it, almost up to par with the Bomb Squad's work with ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Benchmark west coast gansta – and one of the hardest hitting albums of the era in any genre! We're not gonna lie, we played this record to death when it came out – and it still holds up better than most of the material put out by former NWA's, and most of the West Coast sound-alikes ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Produced and arranged by Arif Mardin – with titles that include "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp", "Map To The Treasure", "Up On The Roof", "Been On A Train", and "Blackpatch". (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
Groundbreaking work from Laura Nyro – exactly the kind of record that sums up the unique genius in her music! The record's not folk, not pop, not soul, nor jazz vocals – but a new sort of style that draws a bit from all those genres, and comes up with a bold new approach that opened ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's first album ever – originally issued by Verve/Forecast in the mid 60s, but brought back out on the market by Columbia, during the height of Nyro's early 70s fame for the label! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's second album in her legendary early run for Columbia Records – and an effort that's a bit more dramatic than the first! Laura's handling all arrangements herself this time, and they're conducted by Jimmy Haskell – but the overall sound is almost as spare as if Nyro were ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole & some light wear.)
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of a number groups that Norman Whitfield was working with during the late 70s – the most famous of which was Rose Royce, and perhaps the least famous of which was Nytro. The group's got a sound that's similar to Rose Royce, with a mix of male and female vocals, and a basic style that's ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album