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Cowsills

Rhythm Of The World

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First new music from the band in nearly 30 years, includes 11 brand new songs written by the band.

Some of the best music made in the last 60 years has been delivered by musical families. Think about it The Everly Brothers, The Beach Boys, Bee Gees, The Jackson 5, The Staple Singers, Pointer Sisters, Kings Of Leon, Oasis and The Cowsills!

Starting in 1965, The Cowsills was composed of six siblings, performing their instruments and singing those glorious harmonies as only families can. Originally starting as a regional act (from Newport, Rhode Island), the group was founded by Joda Records owners Danny Sims and reggae/pop singer Johnny Nash (I Can See Clearly Now) in the mid-60s for whom they recorded a handful of singles before turning towards more national recognition when they were signed to MGM Records in 1967. At this point, the groups mother Barbara and young sister Susan joined the act and they were awarded a Gold record for over one million copies sold of their very first single for MGM, the sublime, The Rain, The Park & Other Things. This began a series of chart records that dominated the Top 40 for the next three years. Among the classic Cowsills recordings are We Can Fly, Indian Lake, Hair (from the rock musical Hair), and Love American Style (the theme song from the popular ABC-TV show of the same name). The group also recorded and charted with five successful albums during this time period. The band and their story were even the inspiration for the popular 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. The group was also a prosperous touring attraction up through 1972, spreading their harmonious hope and love to an adoring fan base. They even had their own comic book published in 1968.

As all families do, the group went through a series of changes, disbanding in 1972. But music never left the soul of this tuneful and melodic kin. Over the years, the group, as individuals, continued to make music and even reunited in 1978 and 1993 to make historic records that are woefully out of print.

Now, nearly 30 years after their last recordings as a group, The Cowsills are returning with new music for the new world! Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the release of Rhythm Of The World. Eleven brand new songs written by the band. The ambassadors of goodwill and love will be on the road through 2023 thrilling fans with their classic hits and soon to be new favorites!


CD / DIGITAL TRACK LIST:

YA GOTTA GET UP! LEND A HAND HAWKS ON THE LINE EVERY LITTLE SECRET NUCLEAR WINTER RHYTHM OF THE WORLD LARGO NIGHTS GOODBYES NOT FOREVER THE LONG RUN TRY TO BELIEVE IT TOO KATRINA

Cowsills - Rhythm Of The World
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Hand-selected by the band members from their personal music archives, Ladies And Gentelmen. The Bangles! is a 16-track collection of remastered '80s-era rarities, demos, live recordings and more, including The Bangles' debut single and all of the tracks from their self-titled EP-produced by legendary Ramones/Blondie producer Craig Leon-unavailable since its initial release on vinyl in 1982.

Encompassing the very first years of the band's development, from their earliest days as The Bangs to their incarnation as The Bangles, the tracks include performances by The Bangles' founding and current members-Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, and Vicki Peterson-as well as now-retired bassist Michael Steele, and the band's original bass player Annette Zilinskas.

"We're so pleased to give our fans and music lovers alike the chance to enjoy the early fruits of our labor. Some of these tracks have never seen the light of day," states Bangles drummer/singer Debbi Peterson. "We've wanted to make these songs available to a new audience for a long time," adds singer/guitarist Vicki Peterson. "We've thrown in a couple of live tracks, and even some of the first demos, all lovingly collected and re-mastered, so you no longer have to dig out a cassette player to hear them." Singer/guitarist Susanna Hoffs continues, "I feel a very special connection to our early recordings. The garage of my parents' house was our musical laboratory, and we took all the flavors of our favorite bands and mixed up a concoction of jangly guitars, McCartney-inspired bass parts, grooves powered by punk energy, and harmonies galore! These songs and recordings were our musical manifesto-all that mattered and inspired us, fueled by youthful energy, hope and blind ambition."

Bangles - Ladies And Gentlemen... The Bangles! [Limited Edition Pink LP]
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New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Lyceum '72 (Live)

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Previously unissued opening set from the last night of the Grateful Deads 1972 European tour.
The last night of the Grateful Deads 1972 European tour was memorable for a host of reasons, and prime amongst them, was the fun fact that the whole extended musical family of the Grateful Dead was reunited at the London gig in the Lyceum Ballroom just off the Strand.

So begins Grateful Dead Tour Manager Sam Cutlers liners to this piece of exceptional music history. New Riders of the Purple Sage emerged as a band showcasing the songwriting of John Dawson and pedal steel guitar musings of Jerry Garcia, and their original line-up included Garcia and the Deads Mickey Hart on drums.

While the Deads material from that tour has been issued on their recent Europe 72 and Lyceum 72 releases, the New Riders Of The Purple Sage Lyceum 72 documents the last night of the New Riders appearances with them on those classic dates.

Recorded on a 16-track machine by noted Dead engineers Betty Cantor, Janet Furman, Bob Matthews, Rosie (McGee), and Wizard (the team which also recorded the Deads classic Europe 72 performances), these tapes were mixed by current Grateful Dead engineer Jeffrey Norman and mastered by Grammy-winner David Glasser to present the ultimate document of this iconic date.

Produced for Release by Rob Bleetstein (NRPS archivist and Sirius/XM producer and host on their Grateful Dead Channel), Lyceum 72 is available on CD and Digital with packaging containing photos and a thoughtful reminiscence from Sam Cutler, tour manager for The Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, andof course, New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Take a trip back five decades to the end of a tour that lives on, all these years later.

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The first live release from Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon.

While the U.S. might not have caught on to the magic of Jonathan Richman, the U.K. certainly did. Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon,Livefeatures Jonathan and the Modern Lovers performing classics from their first two releases to an enthusiastic crowd. (The eight-minute version of Ice Cream Man should inform that!)

The set includes the recent Top 5 single Egyptian Reggae, as well as tracks from the Modern Lovers previously releases and new tracks.

Captured on tape by Beserkley founder Matthew King Kauffman and Kenny Laguna (whose rock pedigree runs from Buddah Records through Joan Jetts biggest hits),Liveis a true, time and place document of the magic that is Jonathan Richman. The performer who The Farrelly Brothers chose to include in their classic 1998 film Theres Something About Mary, rather than simple licensing his music.

A pivotal release in Richmans catalog,Livespotlights how captivating a performer he was, and continues to be. His original releases return on CD and LP, with a unique colored yellow vinyl variant available for independent retail His true, Beserkley catalog is available once again. The way Jonathan intended.


    CD LP TRACK LIST:

  1. IM A LITTLE ARIPLANE
  2. HEY THERE LITTLE INSECT
  3. EGYPTIAN REGGAE
  4. ICE CREAM MAN
  5. IM A LITTLE DINASAUR
  6. MY LITTLE KOOKENHAKEN
  7. SOUTH AMERICAN FOLK SONG
  8. NEW ENGLAND
  9. THE MORNING OF OUR LIVES

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Dean Torrence's The Teammates: Twenty Years Of Making Music 1965-1985 is a curated collection that traverses the decades of the various musical teams Torrence has captained. Whether it was in the producer's chair, behind the microphone or putting together musical entities, Dean has done it all. This collection includes many of Dean's rare collaborations with the likes of Mike Love, Jan Berry, Bruce Johnston, Harry Nilsson, and Leon Russell. Teaming with The Beach Boys/Jan & Dean historian David Beard (also editor/publisher of Endless Summer Quarterly), Torrence raided his vaults and discovered previously unreleased recordings from 1965-1985. Beginning with the ultra-rare single of "Summertime, Summertime" by Our Gang (never available on CD and taken from the original 2-track master), this collection is a treasure trove of rarities and previously unheard music. There are alternate recordings by Jan & Dean, never before heard music from 1973 by Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston & Torrence, and a slew of rare tracks by Mike (Love of The Beach Boys) & Dean from the early '80s that has never been made available on CD or digitally until now! Omnivore Recordings is proud to continue it's association with Dean Torrence on this exciting and rare compilation of historical music from one of the early progenitors of rock 'n' roll. The Teammates: Twenty Years Of Making Music 1965-1985 also offers extensive liner notes by Torrence, a track-by-track conversation with David Beard on the album's contents and a forward by longtime Jan & Dean associate, and entertainment executive Winston Simone.
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The second release from Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers featuring the U.K. Singles Chart Top 5 hit, Egyptian Reggae.
While his desire was for his band to be more of an acoustic/harmony based endeavor, Jonathan was blindsided when his true debut was overtaken by a compilation of early recordings. Singles like Roadrunner and Pablo Picasso were in the forefrontbut that did
not deter Jonathan.

After original drummer David Robinson left, (eventually finding success with Hall of Famers, The Cars), Richman hired D. Sharpe, and the band recorded and released the aptly titled Rock n Roll With The Modern Lovers.

Now, one might wonder how rock n roll and album with songs titled Ice Cream Man, Dodge Veg-O-Matic, and a version of Wheels On The Bus isbut, Greil Marcus called it the purist Rock and Roll album Ive heard this year. And, due to the U.K. fascination with the bands perceived debut, Egyptian Reggae hit #5 on the singles charts!

The date is 1977. Revel in where the real Jonathan Richman story started, and how it evolves. The original releases are available on CD and LP, with a unique red colored vinyl variant available for independent retail. His true, Beserkley catalog is available once again. The way Jonathan intended.

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Buck Owens

Bakersfield Gold: Top 10 Hits 1959-1974

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46 Top 10 Hits (including 19 #1's) on double-CD, triple-LP, and Digital  Packaging contains new liner notes from Grammyr-nominee Randy Poe  Limited Edition Gold Vinyl available for Independent Retail

Buck Owens is a country music icon. As one of the best-selling artists of the 1960s, he accumulated numerous Top 10 hits with 19 of them reaching the #1 top spot on the charts. Now all of Owens' Top Ten hits from 1959-1974 have been compiled on Bakersfield Gold: Top 10 Hits 1959-1974.

Collecting 46 tracks, this release is available as a double-CD, triple-LP, and Digital release. Featuring new liner notes from Grammyr-nominee, Randy Poe (author of Buck `Em: The Autobiography Of Buck Owens), this is the first collection to compile Buck's Top 10 hits on vinyl, with a limited edition gold vinyl version for independent retail.

Bakersfield Gold is the ultimate collection of Owens' biggest hits, with The Buckaroos, Rose Maddox, Buddy Alan, Susan Raye, and more. With its availability across all formats, this is a perfect introductory collection for the new fan, and an incredible ride for those who already love the magic of Bakersfield.

BUCK OWENS - BAKERSFIELD GOLD: TOP 10 HITS 1959-1974

Buck Owens - Bakersfield Gold: Top 10 Hits 1959-1974
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Digitally remastered edition of this 1976 album by legendary singer/songwriter Johnathan Richman and his band the Modern Lovers.
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
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Big Star

Complete Third

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Three CD set. Includes every demo, rough mix, outtake, alt take and final master from the Third sessions known to exist. After almost a decade of searching for unheard session recordings for Big Star's third album, the wait for the results is finally over! While some demos and alternate versions of songs have dribbled out over the years on various compilations, all extant recordings made for the album are presented here for the first time in Complete Third. The collection boasts 69 total tracks, 29 of which are previously unheard session recordings, demos and alternate mixes made by producer Jim Dickinson and engineer John Fry. The set allows the listener to track the creation of the album from the original demos, through sessions and rough mixes, to the final masters of each song. Besides the contextualizing main essay from writer/A&R man, Bud Scoppa, extensive notes from original participants and artists influenced by Big Star are also included: Mary Lindsay Dickinson, Mitch Easter, Adam Hill, Elizabeth A. Hoehn, Susanna Hoffs, Peter Holsapple, Gary Louris, Mike Mills, Cheryl Pawelski, Debbi Peterson, Pat Rainer, Danny Graflund, Jeff Rougvie, Pat Sansone, Chris Stamey, Jody Stephens, John Stirratt, and Steve Wynn.
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The Left Banke

Strangers On A Train

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The Left Banke arrived in 1966 with their hit singles "Walk Away Renee" and "Pretty Ballerina," with put them on the forefront of the genre now known as Baroque Pop. Founder Michael Brown left the band before their second album (The Left Banke Too-featuring "There's Gonna Be A Storm,"), going on to involvement in other influential groups including Montage, Stories, and The Beckies. In 1978, original members Steve Martin Caro, Tom Finn, and George Cameron reunited to record tracks for Finn's new publishing deal. The tracks would emerge nearly a decade later in the U.S. as Strangers On A Train. (They also appeared in the U.K. under the title Voices Calling.) For the first time, that release is available again, on CD for the first time worldwide. Flash forward to 2001. Brown (who was hardly inactive in his songwriting) invited Caro to lay down vocals on new material he had written. In hopes of sparking a Left Banke resurgence, the tracks were circulated to industry insiders, but were not heard by the public at large. Those six tracks augment the Strangers On A Train reissue-making it a cohesive document of not only the last Left Banke album, but what exists as what could have been another. Produced for release by Daniel Coston, Scott Schinder, and Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski, Strangers On A Train presents the culmination of this groundbreaking band, whose influence is not only still felt, but heard. Again.
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Urge Overkill

Oui

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Nash Kato and Eddie King Roeser met at Northwestern University, formed Urge Overkill (named after a George Clinton/Parliament lyric), and soon released a Steve Albini produced EP on Restless Records. After a string of acclaimed releases on Touch & Go Records (including Stull EP, containing their cover of Neil Diamonds Girl, Youll Be A Woman Soon, which became a hit after being featured in Quentin Tarantinos Pulp Fiction), the band moved to Geffen Records and issued a pair of albums which took over alternative radio. It was a whirlwind decade for the band. It wasnt until 2011 that the world would hear new Urge Overkill music, when the band released Rock & Roll Submarine (which earned a four-star review in Mojo.) Now, a decade later, is the world ready for more? There is only one answer: Oui.
Oui features twelve new tracks from Kato and Roeser eleven are Urge originals, with the opener (and first single) being a cover of Wham!s Freedom! Add in tracks like How Sweet The Light and Forgiven and it all adds up to an Urge Overkill release the world not only wants, but needs.
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Jeff Tweedy

Chelsea Walls

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Soundtrack from Academy Award-Nominated actor Ethan Hawke's 2001 film.

The same year of his Oscarr-nominated performance in Training Day, Ethan Hawke made his full-length film directorial debut with Chelsea Walls (starring Kris Kristofferson, Uma Thurman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Robert Sean Leonard, and more). A fan of Wilco, Hawke approached Jeff Tweedy about scoring the film, and Tweedy agreed.

Around this time, Tweedy had collaborated with musician and producer Jim O'Rourke (Sonic Youth, Stereolab) for a special live performance. As fate would have it, O'Rourke had been working Glenn Kotche, and O'Rourke introducing Tweedy to Kotche would lay the groundwork for the trio's work together on the debut album by their band, Loose Fur. Tweedy also asked Kotche to work with him on an improvised soundtrack to the movie he had agreed to score. The relationships moved past Loose Fur and the Chelsea Walls soundtrack. Wilco was in the process of a creative sea change, the result of which would be the modern-day masterpiece, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Kotche joined Wilco and O'Rourke mixed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

The soundtrack to Chelsea Walls featured improvised instrumentals by Tweedy and Kotche, as well as vocal performances from the film's Robert Sean Leonard (whom Hawke met when they both worked on the film Dead Poet's Society), Steve Zahn (Reality Bites, That Thing You Do!), jazz legend "Little" Jimmy Scott, plus contributions from Billy Bragg, and Wilco themselves.

Two decades later, this influential soundtrack returns, not only with two previously unissued bonus tracks, but for the first time as a double-vinyl LP, including an online exclusive colored vinyl variant. (www.omnivorerecordings.com). The bonus tracks include Leonard's performance of Wilco's "Promising" previously only available in the film, and an extended version of Tweedy & Kotche's "Finale." The packaging contains new photos, new and original liners from Hawke, a remembrance from Kotche, and an interview between Tweedy and Grammyr-winning set producer Cheryl Pawelski.

Chelsea Walls is a pivotal piece in the creative development of Tweedy and Wilco as they emerged into one of the most important bands of our time. Critically, it revisits the creative burst that would lead to one of the first true masterpieces of the 21st Century in Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

JEFF TWEEDY / CHELSEA WALLS

Jeff Tweedy - Chelsea Walls
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Wesley Stace

Late Style

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With Late Style, Wesley Stace, the artist formerly known as John Wesley Harding, has done things differently. Having begun to put some new lyrics to music, in his usual way, singing to an acoustic guitar, he realized he was coming up with old solutions, reinventing a wheel he had already made, with chord progressions and melodies that worked as folk and pop songs but were not satisfying his desire for something fresh, something he'd be excited to listen to in 2021. So, he turned to David Nagler, the musical director of his portable variety show, the Cabinet of Wonders, to be the Rodgers to his Hart, the Elton to his Bernie, the Bachrach to his David. Late Style is influenced by artists like Mose Allison, Carla Bley, Nina Simone, Bob Dorough, Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson, Gil Scott-Heron, The Bee Gees, Tom Lehrer, The Carpenters, and even The Partridge Family, without imitating them, so the songs feel modern and "modern" all at once. You can call them uneasy easy listening-smooth, but oddly shaped, with surprising harmonic changes and rhythmic angles. They have the paradoxical flavor of having been written to be hits without any thought of having hits at all.
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John Stewart

Old Forgotten Altars: The 1960s Demos

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2020 collection. In a career spanning more than four decades, John Stewart swiftly progressed from his beginnings in a southern California garage band, through folk groups The Cumberland Three and The Kingston Trio, to a successful solo career. He contributed well over 40 albums and more than 600 songs to our musical universe. Omnivore is thrilled to present Old Forgotten Altars: The 1960s Demos. Four tunes found here wound up on The Kingston Trio's Children Of The Morning album released in 1966 with one of them, "The Spinnin' Of The World," getting a second airing on 1979s hit album, Bombs Away Dream Babies. Three duets with Buffy Ford Stewart foreshadow Signals Through The Glass album which the singing partners, and later husband and wife team, would release on Capitol Records in 1968. This collection also features five tracks that would form nearly half of Stewart's classic California Bloodlines album released in 1969. Of particular note, "July, You're A Woman" makes it's first recorded appearance here alongside demos for "Mother Country" and "The Pirates Of Stone County Road." In 2001, Stewart was honored by the World Folk Music Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award and continued to perform live until nearly 2008. We honor his life's work and legacy with this peek behind the curtain into his songwriting process while he was making his way from The Kingston Trio to his solo career.
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The third studio release from Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers features the U.K./European single tracks, Abdul And Cleopatra, Buzz Buzz Buzz and Lydia.
Jonathan Richmans intended Beserkley catalog is available again. His true releases, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers and Rock n Roll With The Modern Lovers are back, as originally intended, on CD and LP with exclusive colored variants for Independent retail.

Enter Back In Your Life. While credited to Jonathan and the Modern Lovers (which now included Andy PaleyBrian Wilson, Chris Isaak, NRBQ, John Wesley Harding), the release was Jonathan, accompanied on about half of the material by the Lovers. It followed the Live record

Another musician on the record, and co-producer, was Kenny Laguna, whose work with Buddah Records (The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Lemon Pipers,) plus Tommy James & The Shondells, Crazy Elephant, Bow Wow Wow, and Joan Jett. Laguna was a perfect person to put Jonathans sound where it needed to go.

Featuring the Richman staples, Abdul And Cleopatra, Affection, and the title track, Back In Your Life signals the ending of his Beserkley tenure, but with much more to come

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Matthew Sweet

Catspaw

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2020 release. Matthew Sweet played in bands in Athens, Georgia as that scene exploded, collaborating with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, playing in Linda Stipe's Oh-OK, and The Buzz Of Delight. That work scooped him up into the major label world making countless acclaimed solo records, forming the supergroup The Thorns with Shawn Mullins and Pete Droge, and beginning a series of covers albums with The Bangles' Susannah Hoffs. Now, it's time for Matthew to just plain rock out by himself again. Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the release of Catspaw-written, produced, recorded, mixed, and entirely performed (save ferocious drumming from Ric Menck of Velvet Crush) by Matthew at his home studio. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, the Hofner bass and Novo guitars sing and howl, harkening back to classics like Girlfriend and Altered Beast-all while retaining the hooks that dig into the listener. Well, like a cat's paw.
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Mountain City Four

Mountain City Four

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Historic, early recordings from Kate and Anna McGarrigle's beginnings as members of the Mountain City Four. In 1963, Jack Nissenson and Peter Weldon recruited Kate McGarrigle to form a trio. A few months later, Kate's sister Anna joined, and the group became the Mountain City Four. Playing locally at Montreal folk clubs, the band developed a loyal and substantial following and played into the 1970s. The McGarrigles origins shine brightly on Mountain City Four which contains sixteen previously unissued recordings from 1963-1964, 1969-70, and a final one in 2012 two years after Kate's passing which featured members of the Mountain City Four's extended family. The tracks include classics like Bill Monroe's "Blue Moon Of Kentucky, " the traditional "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, " Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "This Train, " and "All The Good Times, " written by Lead Belly and Alan Lomax.
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Joey Molland

Be True To Yourself

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One thing is for certain, the group that practically invented power pop was abundantly filled with great talent. Three great songwriters in one band was reminiscent of the groups original label founders, The Beatles. Perhaps the most unheralded of the three in Badfinger was Liverpudlian guitarist Joey Molland. His songwriting talent started to blossom with the groups finest album, 1971s Straight Up. Molland contributed five songs to the groups fourth platter including Id Die Babe, Sweet Tuesday Morning, and Suitcase. Joey continued to play and write as Badfinger motored through the 70s recording and touring. Great albums like 1974s Wish You Were Here were met with record company and personal mismanagement and in 1975, the groups leader, Pete Ham, tragically passed away. Molland eventually left the group, returned, and left again to start his own solo career.

Joey has played in various groups and under the name Joey Mollands Badfinger since 1983. He has made several solo albums to critical acclaim but nothing could have prepared us for his latest album. Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the release of Be True To Yourself, a tour de force pop album by Joey Molland, co-written with producer Mark Hudson (producer of Losst And Founnd by Harry Nilsson, also available on Omnivore Recordings). The album is filled with delicious pop hooks and features musical contributions from Joeys friends (Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Steve Holley). The album is filled with delicious pop hooks and features musical contributions from Joeys friends (Julian Lennon, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff and Steve Holley). With front and back cover photography by Julian Lennon, this album is a veritable feast for the eyes and ears! So, sit back and take it all in from one of the genres progenitors Be True to Yourself by Joey Molland.

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Omnivore Recordings is pleased to announce Our Back Pages, an album of dB's music re-imagined by the band's Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey. The collection featuring new acoustic versions of some of the duo's favorite dB's songs. Stamey explains "Over the years Peter and I have evolved acoustic versions of a number of our songs from our days together in The dB's. While working on a duo project in my studio a decade ago we took some time to lay down some of these arrangements which are often quite different from the normal electric presentations. We are both always more concerned with making new music than with looking back so it stayed in the archives. But it seemed like the time was right so we finally completed and mixed it all over the last two weeks just for this. We'd like to offer it now as a small contribution a little bit of light in these dark days."
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Archive collection. In 2017, Omnivore Recordings released Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973. And now, due to critical and commercial acclaim we are pleased to announce the release of Heritage II: Demos/Alternate Takes 1971-1976. This collection picks up where the first volume left off, centering mostly on the beginning of the Sir George Martin era. Martin produced seven albums by America and Heritage II focuses in on demos and alternate takes from the Holiday, Hearts, and Hideaway albums from 1974-1976. Hear for the very first time, an unreleased Gerry Beckley song, "Mandy"; demos of songs from Holiday ("What Does It Matter" and "Mad Dog"), outtakes from Hearts ("Simple Life") and alternate mixes from Hideaway ("Amber Cascades" and "Today's The Day"). In addition to these gems, there's a real rarity included herein from 1971, an acoustic instrumental jam by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek entitled, "Jameroony" lasting nearly 13 minutes. Unearthed from the band's archives, this track has been rumored for years but only just found recently. An early '70s soft rock fan's dream come true. This collection spotlights a new direction in the band's sound as Sir George Martin takes the reins and leads them to many more platinum albums and hit records.

America - Heritage Ii: Demos / Alternate Takes 1971-1976
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The Muffs

Really Really Happy [2CD]

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Really Really Happy is the album that kicks off the second phase of The Muffs career. So begins Roy McDonalds liner notes for the expanded reissue of the bands fifth album. After eight years and four albums, The Muffs had written, recorded, and toured non-stop. After a break, the group was ready to do it all again, and was approached by friends (and sisters in law) Charlotte Caffey (GoGos) and Anna Waronker (that dog), who had just started their own label Five Foot Two Records. McDonald, bassist Ronnie Barnett, and singer/guitarist/songwriter Kim Shattuck had a new home, and were ready to do it all again.Really Really Happy arrived in 2004 to rave reviews. Now, nearly two decades later, it returns as an expanded double-CD / Digital release with 22 bonus tracks, including 16 of Kim Shattucks original demos for the album. There will also be a very limited edition of the LP available only at indie retail on colored vinyl with a 7 EP containing 6 bonus tracks, with a sleeve hand-stamped by Ronnie.

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The final recordings from the last Game Theory line-up featuring Michael Quercio (The Three OClock). LP contains 14 commercially unissued tracks (one previously included on a fan club only release). CD/Digital adds 10 more previously unissued tracks. The last recordings made by Game Theory. Packaging contains photos, liner notes & remembrances from members of Wilco and Guided By Voices Throughout the 1980s, the California based Game Theory was ONE OF THE MOST original (and critically acclaimed) indie-rock bands. Their blend of 60s and 70s pop influences such as Todd Rundgren and Big Star coupled with a post-punk energy led to a string of diverse albumsnearly all produced by Mitch Easter of Lets Active. For the past several years, Omnivore has painstakingly reissued each and every one of their original albums with the addition of a slew of unreleased bonus tracks. Their final album, 1988s Two Steps From The Middle Ages was reissued in June 2017. That appeared to be the final chapter of their story, or was it? Hardcore Game Theory fans still talk about the bands final line-up that toured the West Coast, but never released an album. Circa 198990, the band was rejuvenated with leader Scott Miller being joined by the legendary Michael Quercio from The Three OClock (who had recently broken up). Other interesting line-up changes included longtime Game Theory drummer Gil Ray moving over to guitar and keyboards, while Scott Millers former Alternate Learning bandmate (the original template of Game Theory) Jozef Becker, formerly of True West and Thin White Rope, joined as the drummer. Jozef is the brother of Game Theorys original keyboardist, Nan Becker. Across The Barrier Of Sound: PostScript is the album that might have been at the time. Theres a blend of home and studio and live recordings. Songs that many fans havent heard unless they were lucky enough to catch a live show at the timeand some songs which reappeared in significantly different form on the debut album from Scott Miller and Jozef Beckers post-Game Theory band The Loud Family, Plants And Birds And Rocks And Things. Miller uniquely blended classic pop songwriting with groundbreaking art-rock influences, which is reflected in home recordings of Brian Enos Needle In The Camels Eye and The Nazzs Forget All About It. Theres a feast of Scott Miller penned delights on the 14-song vinyl LP, and the CD includes an additional 10 unissued bonus tracks with Game Theory originals and songs originally recorded by artists such as Big Star and The Three OClock. Journey Across The Barrier Of Sound and enjoy this PostScript to a great bands career, but also as a wonderful album in its own right.

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Dion

Live at the Bitter End 1971

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Previously unissued 1971 live acoustic set from Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee!
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Bash & Pop

Friday Night Is Killing Me: Deluxe [2CD]

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When The Replacements called it quits in 1991, Tommy Stinson missed playing in a band with great chemistry and who all shared the same vision. He recruited then Replacements drummer Steve Foley, Foleys brother Kevin, and Steve Brantseg to form Bash & Pop. Recording with Producer Don Smith (Cracker, Keith Richards, John Hiatt) and getting help from Heartbreakers Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell, Americana icon Greg Leisz, Wire Trains Jeff Trott, and more, the bands debut album, Friday Night Is Killing Me, arrived in January of 1993. The album combined stellar performances and a renewed energy, something many felt the last few Replacements records were missing. In addition to the original 11 track release, an 18 track bonus disc adds rare singles and B-sides, their contribution to the soundtrack of the 1994 film Clerks, and a whopping 15 previously unissued performances. The packaging contains photos and a new essay from Bob Mehr, author of the acclaimed best-seller Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements. While many are discovering Bash & Pop for the first time on their current tour, and via their new release, the time is right to reintroduce the record that started it allFriday Night Is Killing Me.

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Big Star

Live On Wlir

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Big Star inspired a fevered allegiance among fans of power pop, giving rise to a cult of believers who spent decades spreading the gospel. Their enthusiasm turned this obscure Memphis pop band-one that got little airplay, sold few records, and only played a handful of times-into a remarkable rock and roll resurrection story. Big Star's trek from obscure Memphis band to standard bearers for an entire genre of music has never been fully mapped-until now.
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Steve Goodman

Live '69 (live)

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Live archive release. Before Steve Goodman landed a record deal in 1971, and a few years before his classic "City Of New Orleans" became a modern folk standard, he was already a seasoned live performer throughout his hometown of Chicago and surrounding areas. His brilliant songwriting and musicianship, coupled with his engaging on-stage personality and distinctive performance style, made him a favorite of anyone who caught a live show. In 1969, University of Illinois student Rich Warren hosted his own folk-music program called Changes, modeled after WFMT's classic The Midnight Special. He was a fan of Goodman's work, and booked a show at the school's Auditorium, headlined by Steve. Warren also brought a Tandberg 64X tape deck with two Shure ribbon mikes, an AKG 202E mike and a primitive Shure mixer along to capture the performance. Over five decades later, this influential performance finally sees the light of day. Live '69 captures Goodman as his star was rising in the folk scene, and is notable because the show was comprised of 12 wide-ranging covers-from standards to songs by Willie Dixon, Merle Haggard, and Bob Dylan, to a four-song medley including songs by The Beatles and Jefferson Airplane, it's a unique show in Steve Goodman's recorded body of work.
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J Souther D

Home By Dawn

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180gm vinyl LP pressing. After hitting the top 10 twice with "You're Only Lonely" and his duet with James Taylor, "Her Town Too," JD Souther released his only album of the '80's and his last solo effort for two decades - 1984's Home By Dawn, produced by David Malloy (Eddie Rabbit, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire). As Souther took distinctive creative turns with each release, Home By Dawn emerged at the beginning of the new wave of country music. In fact, legendary producer/engineer, and David's father, Jim Malloy (Townes Van Zandt, Eddy Arnold, Sammi Smith) told Souther, "You were about 15 minutes ahead of your time!" That timing was confirmed when Dixie Chicks covered "I'll Take Care Of You" on their 12x Platinum Wide Open Spaces. From rock to roots-rock to rockabilly, Home By Dawn took Souther in a direction reflecting his Texas upbringing and has proven to be an important and influential album, indeed released before it's time. Now is the perfect time to discover, or rediscover it.
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Steve Goodman

Santa Ana Wins

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Steve Goodman's final recordings, continuation of the reissues of his Red Pajamas material. Contains 8 bonus tracks-6 previous unissued, New liner notes from Lee Zimmerman. After the release of Affordable Art and the live collection Artistic Hair, fans feared they'd heard the last of their favorite troubadour. But, iconic singer/songwriter Steve Goodman's drive and creativity never waivered. In the course of less than a week, he and his band (dubbed "The Amazing Eclectos") created 10 tracks that were pure-Goodman: smart, tuneful, whimsical, and introspective. Sadly, Goodman succumbed to his long battle with leukemia in 1984 before Santa Ana Winds hit the shelves the following year. For fans, it was a welcome, yet melancholy epitaph. Santa Ana Winds now returns in an expanded edition containing those original 10 tracks and 8 bonus tracks, 2 from the out of print 1994 anthology No Big Surprise, and 6 previously unissued recordings-both solo acoustic and full-band performances. Packaging contains new liner notes from Lee Zimmerman and features interviews and remembrances from family, band members, and friends. Released in conjunction with the Goodman estate, unseen photos fill out the set which celebrates his genius in a way befitting an artist whose contributions to the music world can never be overstated. With the addition of extra material, fans of Santa Ana Winds will find new reasons to love this release. For those just coming to Steve Goodman-be prepared to have a new favorite songwriter.
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The Long Ryders

Psychedelic Country Soul

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The first new studio album from the founders of Alt-Country since 1987. The Long Ryders, founders of alt-country in the 1980s, saddle up for the first time in thirty years with their biggest and best slice of Americana yet, the aptly named Psychedelic Country Soul. The album was produced by Ed Stasium (Ramones, Belinda Carlisle, The Smithereens) and features a eleven Ryder originals and a cover of their friend Tom Petty's great song, "Walls."
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Guadalcanal Diary

At Your Birthday Party

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First worldwide release of classic 1999 live album. Contains performances of favorites from all four Elektra releases. Packaging featuring updated artwork and new liner notes from the bands Murray Attaway This is what we sounded like, for real. Turn it up. Murray Attaway Guadalcanal Diary exploded on the scene in 1985 when the previous years Walking In The Shadow Of The Big Man was issued via Elektra Records and spawned the hit Watusi Rodeo. Over the next four years, Murray Attaway (vocals, guitar), Jeff Walls (guitar, vocals), Rhett Crowe (bass, vocals), and John Poe (drums, vocals) released three more critically acclaimed albums before calling it a day. The band reconvened for live shows in the late 90s, and tape was rolling during their two-night stand at Smiths Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA, January 1998. The following year, At Your Birthday Party was self-released as a thank you to Guadal fans everywhere. This 16-track performance finally sees worldwide distribution nearly two decades later, with updated artwork and new liner notes from Attaway. It encompasses everything their fans love about the bandfavorites from all 4 Elektra releases, as well as one song which only appears on this collection, plus the hooks and passion that filled venues. At Your Birthday Party shows that the band never lost its drive, and that the songs still resonate to this day. As the originalsliner notes stated, Your table is ready. Take a seat. But, youll be standing up and dancing soon enough...

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Knack

Zoom

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Expanded reissue of The Knack's 1998 release. Features 5 bonus tracks - 4 previously unissued - including demos and a version of "My Sharona" with drummer Terry Bozzio. New artwork features commentary from the band's Berton Averre and Prescott Niles.
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The Kingbees

Kingbees

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1980 roots rock classic expanded with 8 previously unissued demos and live tracks!
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Raspberries

Pop Art Live

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The Raspberries are one of rock's most treasured bands, influencing everyone from John Lennon to Bruce Springsteen to Paul Westerberg! Pop Art Live is a dynamic recording of the Raspberries first live show in 30 years, with comprehensive liner notes from Academy Award-winner and music scribe Cameron Crowe. With memorabilia & ephemera from Raspberries aficionado Bernir Hogya, this 3 LP set on red, yellow and blue vinyl includes perfect renditions of all the hits plus covers of classic songs by the The Beatles, The Who & The Choir. This Rasperries live release includes two bonus songs not on the CD version, and also a download card. The two bonus songs are "Drivin' Around/Crusin' Music" and "I Don't Know What I Want" both recorded at the Raspberries' 2004 New Year's Eve show at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH.

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Emitt Rhodes' first band - this release includes the band's entire recorded repertoire, and the packaging contains photos and liner notes from "the Guard's" Rick Moser. Hawthorne, California, may be known as the hometown of The Beach Boys, but another '60s band of renown originated from that city, as well. The Palace Guard only released 6 singles during their tenure, but their influence and legacy is undeniable. Original members of the band included brothers Don, John and David Beaudoin, their roommate Mike Conley, drummer Emitt Rhodes, bass guitarist Rick Moser, and lead guitarist Chuck McClung. The band signed to Orange-Empire Records after months of local gigging.
The Palace Guard - All Night Long: An Anthology 1965-1966
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Translator

Sometimes People Forget

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Translator burst onto the music scene in 1982 with their radio/MTV hit Everywhere That Im Not. Their prominence grew through their 4th major label release in 1986. 25 years later, they regrouped and made another stellar recordselling out shows. But, how did it all come to be? Omnivore Recordings is proud to translate with Sometimes People Forget, a collection of Translator demos that span the years from 1979 through 1985. These 22 tracks that found their way onto the bands critically lauded canon and beyond, in the stages that brought them to indie prominence. Only two tracks have been previously issued on a rare compilation, the remaining 20 have never before been hearduntil now!
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Camper Van Beethoven

New Roman Times

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Reissue of Camper Van Beethoven's 2004 sci-fi alternate-reality rock opera - complete with 4 previously unissued bonus tracks. Available on CD, double LP (with download card) and digital.
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times
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