Starting with Sabbath's eponymous 1970 debut, the menacing and masterful music of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward laid the blueprint for heavy metal. Throughout the '70s, this stellar original lineup--whose signature sound fused crushing minor-key intensity, indelible riffs, and a blues-rock foundation--delivered eight landmark albums. "Paranoid" is mastered from the original analog tapes and is pressed on 180-gram heavy vinyl. Includes original gatefold jacket.
This 40th anniversary Deluxe Edition includes the 2014 remaster of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and an additional disc with contemporary artists personally chosen by Elton paying tribute to the iconic album. Artists covering classics from the album include Emili Sande, Fall Out Boy, Miguel, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band, Hunter Hayes and many more. In addition, the disc also features tracks from Elton John's 1973 Live at Hammersmith performance.
2014 version of the iconic 1973 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album mastered for vinyl by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, California. This is two discs of heavy 180GM audiophile quality vinyl. Selling over 31 million albums worldwide and going platinum in the US seven times over, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is widely regarded as the album that made Elton John a household name. Includes 'Benny and The Jets', 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road', 'Candle In The Wind', 'Saturday Night's All Right For Fighting' and 'Harmony'.
Manufacturer: The Rocket Record Company
Brand: Commercial Marketing
The hit title track; Bennie and the Jets; Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting , and more. Rarely mentioned as one of the great double albums, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road had to settle for ending up in a few million record collections. So sprawling that it doesn't quite measure up to the earlier, more laid-back Honky Chateau or the later, pushy Rock of the Westies, this still holds claim to a lot of brilliant, very pop-savvy music: the winking rebellion of "Bennie and the Jets" and "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting," the ready-made nostalgia of "The Ballad of Danny Bailey," the downbeat melodicism of "Harmony." --Rickey Wright
Digitally remastered and expanded reissue of his 1971 album. Coming from Reality is another treat for fans new and old, designed as Rodriguez's vision of a perfect Pop album. Coming from Reality found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London's Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK's top talent including Chris Spedding and producer Steve Rowland), who recalls Coming from Reality as his all time favorite recording project. The reissue also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Cold Fact collaborators Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey, representing the last thing the trio ever did together. 13 tracks.
Disc 1 (96 minutes) -HELP! Theatrical Movie -Digitally restored and newly created 5.1 soundtrack. Disc 2 (57 minutes) The Beatles in Help! 30 minute documentary about the making of the film with Richard Lester, the cast and crew. Includes exclusive behind the scenes footage of The Beatles on set. - A Missing Scene Featuring Wendy Richard - The Restoration of Help! An in depth look at the restoration process - Memories of Help! The cast and crew reminisce - Theatrical Trailers 2 US trailers and 1 Spanish trailer - 1965 US Radio Spots - Hidden in disc menus
There are very, very few artists with the hit power of Sir Elton check out this track listing! Your Song; Rocket Man; Honky Cat; Crocodile Rock; Daniel; Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Bennie and the Jets; Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me; The Bitch Is Back; Philadelphia Freedom; Someone Saved My Life Tonight; Island Girl; Don't Go Breaking My Heart; Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word; Little Jeannie; I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues; Sad Songs (Say So Much); Nikita; Candle in the Wind; I Don't Wanna Go On with You Like That; Can You Feel the Love Tonight; The One; Something About the Way You Look Tonight -and those are just the Top 10 hits! 34 tracks! This is the first attempt to consolidate all of Sir Elton's hit singles, from three labels, in one collection. It once would've required at least four CDs to own the best stuff here. Many think the legendary performer was at his best in the early to mid-'70s, and the incredible string of singles that ran from 1970's "Your Song" through 1977's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" remains mighty impressive. But in retrospect, as they're presented here, '80s hits like "I'm Still Standing" and "Sad Songs" add much to an already amazing legacy. Three Disney tunes, the lush "The One," and two from Songs from the West Coast, which was hailed as a return to those '70s golden days, represent the later years. Collectively, these tracks reinforce the notion that, despite Michael Jackson's later proclamations, John was once the closest thing post-'60s music had to a genuine king of pop, respected by hipsters and the mainstream alike. --Bill Holdship
Futuristic sci-fi imagery, virtuoso technique, absolutely killer rock riffs it all came together on Rush's 1976 concept album 2112 . The title opus joins A Passage to Bangkok; Something for Nothing; Tears; Lessons , and more! Only Rush could have pulled this off, and only in the '70s. 2112--the title suite of the band's 1976 breakthrough album--is a comically pretentious, futuristic rock opera written by a nerdy drummer and sung by a whiny-voiced geek. It also happens to be a great piece of rock & roll that lifts the listener through a variety of moods and textures from genteel acoustic ("Oracle") to thrilling metal ("The Temples of Syrinx"). Perhaps realizing that they had taken conceptualism about as far as it could go, even these guys backed off on the epic hero stuff for later releases. 2112 still stands as one of the great signposts of the prog-rock era. --Michael Ruby
Brand: FLEETWOOD MAC
In 1975, with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joining Mike Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac hit their stride. Their first album together produced 3 Top 10 singles, hit #1, and sold 5 million copies. Their 1978 follow-up, Rumours, won a Grammy and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. The hits just kept on coming, making Fleetwood Mac a true super-band. Now their hits and history are celebrated with the all-new 2-CD THE VERY BEST OF FLEETWOOD MAC collection! Also features "Silver Springs" currently out of print! Enhanced CD feature exclusive video footage of the band and a link to a private Web site for info and preview of their upcoming new record! Spanning 22 years, this double-disc, 36-track compilation chronicles the initially unlikely and ultimately triumphant conflation of a failing, veteran English neo-blues band (Mick Fleetwood and the McVies) with a pair of mercurial American also-rans (the baroque folk-rock genius Lindsey Buckingham and crypto-songbird Stevie Nicks). The creative alchemy was immediate, as 15 epochal tracks ("Dreams," "Say You Love Me," "The Chain," "Don't Stop") from Fleetwood Mac and Rumours here attest. They could have arguably repeated that mega-successful formula for a decade, but chose a more musically expansive tack, represented "Sara," Think About Me" and the other core tracks drawn from the ambitious Tusk. While the band's megahit luster faded as the solo careers of Buckingham and Nicks took flight in the '80s, their power was still apparent in the dusky-bright pop of Christine McVie's "Hold Me" and "Little Lies." Sequenced with compelling listening rather than chronology in mind, this set also includes the strongest of the Mac's latter-day recordings (Nicks's "Paper Doll," "Silver Springs," and "No Questions Asked"; McVie's "As Long As You Follow"), as well the Lindsey Buckingham showcases "Go Insane" and "Big Love" from '97's The Dance. --Jerry McCulley
Manufacturer: Columbia / Legacy
Brand: SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Includes the A-sides of all 16 S&G singles to make the Billboard charts, as well as three B-sides and one album cut. Augmenting 1972's Greatest Hits with additional tracks, Best of... now stands as the preeminent one-disc introduction to the music of Simon & Garfunkel. Containing everything Greatest Hits offered except for the live version of "59th Street Bridge Song" (the original studio hit resurfaces here) and the incandescent "Kathy's Song," the updated retrospective boasts 20 tracks, in contrast to its predecessor's 14 selections. Added to the mix are the likes of "Hazy Shade of Winter," "The Only Living Boy in New York," "Song for the Asking," and "My Little Town," a one-off the twosome did five years after they ended their phenomenally successful partnership. Remastered from the original source tapes, Best of... also boasts far superior sound to the earlier hits collection. --Steven Stolder