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YES “Songs” 3 x (Triple) 12″ LP Gatefold + “Time and Word” 12″ LP Vinyl 1973, 1970 Atlantic Records

YES “Songs” 3 x (Triple) 12″ LP Gatefold + “Time and Word” 12″ LP Vinyl 1973, 1970 Atlantic Records
CONDITION: Good condition. Medium to Heavy surface wear on sleeve. Inner gatefold panels look nice with light wear. Vinyl looks good with only traces of light wear. Sounds great!

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Yes is an English progressive rock band that was formed in London in 1968. Their music is marked by sharp dynamic contrasts, extended song lengths, abstract lyrics, and a general showcasing of instrumental prowess. Yes blends symphonic and other ‘classical’ structures with their own brand of musical style. Despite a great many lineup changes, occasional splits within the group and the ever-changing trends in popular music, the band has continued on for over forty years and still retains a large following. Band members Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White toured in late 2008 and early 2009 with vocalist Benoît David and keyboardist Oliver Wakeman on the In The Present Tour.

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ELLA FITZGERALD Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook 12″ 2LP vinyl on Verve Records 1958

ELLA FITZGERALD Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook 12″ 2LP vinyl on Verve Records 1958
CONDITION: Gates are split on top of sleeve, inside of gatefold is clean. Records are in good shape. VG-

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as the “First Lady of Song” and “Lady Ella,” was an American jazz and song vocalist.[1] With a vocal range spanning three octaves (Db3 to Db6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

She is considered to be a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook.[2] Over a recording career that lasted 59 years, she was the winner of 13 Grammy Awards and was awarded the National Medal of Art by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

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OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN “Physical” 12″ LP Vinyl Record MCA 1981 w/ very nice fold-out poster (not pictured)

OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN “Physical” 12″ LP Vinyl Record MCA 1981 w/ very nice fold-out poster (not pictured)
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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Olivia Newton-John AO, OBE (born 26 September 1948 in Cambridge, United Kingdom) is a British-born, Australian-raised singer and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and two No. 1 Billboard 200 albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and 14 of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. Many of her singles and albums were successful in multiple formats including Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary. She co-starred with John Travolta in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, Grease, which became the highest grossing movie musical and one of the most successful film soundtracks in Hollywood history.

Newton-John has been a long-time activist for environmental and animal rights issues. Since having breast cancer in 1992, from which she recovered, she has been an advocate for health awareness becoming involved with various charities, health products and fundraising efforts to eradicate the disease. Her business interests have included launching several product lines for Koala Blue and co-owning the Gaia Retreat & Spa in Australia.

Newton-John has married twice and currently lives with her second husband, John Easterling, in Florida. She is the mother of one daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, with her first husband, actor Matt Lattanzi.

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THE CULT “She Sells Sanctuary” 2x 12″ (double) LP Vinyl Sire Records 1985

THE CULT “She Sells Sanctuary” 2x 12″ (double) LP Vinyl Sire Records 1985
CONDITION: Great condition. Light surface wear on sleeve, lower right corner bend, minor inner sleeve seam splits. Vinyl looks great! VG++

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The Cult are an English rock band, formed in 1983. They gained a dedicated following in Britain in the mid 1980s as a post-punk and gothic rock band with singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary”, before breaking mainstream in the United States in the late 1980s as a hard rock band with singles such as “Love Removal Machine”. The band fuses a “heavy metal revivalist” sound with the “pseudo-mysticism … of The Doors, the guitar-orchestrations of Led Zeppelin, and the three-chord crunch of AC/DC, while adding touches of post-punk goth rock”. Since their earliest form in Bradford during 1981, the band has had various line-ups, and the longest serving members are vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy, the band’s two songwriters.

After moving to London, the band released the album Love in 1985, which charted at #4 in the United Kingdom, and which included singles such as “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Rain”. In the late 1980s, the band dropped their post-punk sound in favour of hard rock with their third album, Electric, and their fourth album, Sonic Temple, which enabled them to break into the North American market. By the early 1990s, the band was fraying behind the scenes, due to alcohol abuse and off-stage tensions, leading to a split-up in 1995. The band reunited in 1999 and recorded the album Beyond Good and Evil, and they reissued all of their albums in Asia and Eastern Europe in 2003 and Japan in 2004. In 2006, the band reformed again to perform a series of worldwide tours. In October 2007, the band released the album Born into This, on the Roadrunner Records label. According to a July 2009 interview with Astbury, The Cult may never release any more studio albums

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JOHN BERBERIAN “Ode to an Oud” 2 x 12″ Double LP Vinyl Mainstream Records *Original* 1974

JOHN BERBERIAN “Ode to an Oud” 2 x 12″ Double LP Vinyl Mainstream Records *Original* 1974
CONDITION: Good condition. Light to medium surface wear on sleeve. Vinyl looks very nice. VG

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Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you’d guess from the title, Berberian’s instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed Abdul-Malik’s jazz experiments of the early 60s, used here by John in styles that are much more in keeping with its Middle Eastern roots. The rhythms draw from Turkish, Armenian, and Arabic inspiration – and other instruments on the record include finger cymbals, clarinet, bongos, guitar, and assorted percussion. Most number features vocals sung in a haunting sort of tone – and tunes include “Rast Taksim”, “Yarus”, “Sevasda”, “Savgulum”, “Sevan 5/4”, and “Azziza”.-dustygroove.com

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FORBIDDEN PLANET Original MGM Soundtrack 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Comet Records

FORBIDDEN PLANET Original MGM Soundtrack 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Comet Records
CONDITION: Great condition. Like New, light crease in upper right corner. VG++ to NM

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Forbidden Planet’s innovative electronic music score (credited as “electronic tonalities” – partly to avoid having to pay any of the film industry music guild fees – was composed by Louis and Bebe Barron. The MGM producer Dore Schary discovered this couple quite by chance at a beatnik nightclub in Greenwich Villagewhile on a family Christmas visit to New York City. Schary hired them on the spot to compose his film’s musical score. The theremin (which was not used inForbidden Planet) had been used as early as 1945, in the movie Spellbound, but the Barron’s score is widely credited with being the first completely electronicscore. This soundtrack preceded invention of the Moog synthesizer (1964) by eight years.

Using ideas and procedures from the book, Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine (1948) by the mathematician and electrical engineer Norbert Wiener, Louis Barron constructed his own electronic circuits that he used to generate the “bleeps, blurps, whirs, whines, throbs, hums, and screeches”.

Most of these sounds were generated using an electronic circuit called a “ring modulator”. After recording the basic sounds, the Barrons further manipulated the sounds by adding other effects, such as reverberation and delay, and reversing or changing the speeds of certain sounds.

Since Louis and Bebe Barron did not belong to the Musicians Union, their work could not be considered for an Academy Award – in either the “soundtrack” or the “sound effects” categories – that year. Curiously, MGM declined to publish a soundtrack album at the same time that this film was released. However, movie composer and conductor David Rose published a 7″ (8 cm) single of his original main title theme. He had recorded this at the MGM Studios in Culver City during March 1956. This movie theme had been discarded when Rose, who had originally been hired to compose the musical score in 1955, was discharged sometime between Christmas 1955 and New Year’s Day by Dore Schary.

The soundtrack was finally released on a vinyl LP album by the Barrons for the film’s 20th anniversary in 1976, on their own PLANET Records label (later changed to SMALL PLANET Records and distributed by GNP Crescendo Records). The LP was premiered at MidAmeriCon, the 34th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Kansas City, MO over the Labor Day weekend that year, as part of a 20th Anniversary celebration of the film at that Worldcon. A decade later, it was released on a music CD in 1986 for the film’s 30th Anniversary, with a six-page color booklet containing images from Forbidden Planet, plus liner notes from the composers, Louis and Bebe Barron, and Bill Malone.

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JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER – L’ENFANT ASSASSIN DES MOUCHES Insolitudes 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Record 1972 2005 finders keepers reissue

JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER –  L’ENFANT ASSASSIN DES MOUCHES Insolitudes 12″ Gatefold LP Vinyl Record 1972 2005 finders keepers reissue
CONDITION: Great condition. Like New. VG++ to NM

US $17.16

“This is one of those records that you really can’t believe whilst you’re listening to it; maybe someone spiked your drink? Or maybe you are actually dreaming, it doesn’t really exist? So you put it on again just to check, pinching yourself to make sure. Yep, here it comes again – insane guitar? Check, unhinged orchestra? Check, demented choir? Check. Haunted by the ghost of Gainsbourg this record is real, you really need it in your life.” JARVIS COCKER (PULP)

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