Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a feature-length documentary about avant-garde Los Angeles-based record label Stones Throw Records.
Rewind 1971-84 - The first thorough post-Hot Rocks compilation was not the hit that CBS was expecting. Though it did peak at #23 in the UK, it only managed a #86 chart in the US due in part no doubt to the slew of cheap "hits" LPs since 1975's Made In The Shade. If you were a loyal customer thru all these years, there were only five (5) tunes compiled for the first time to sink your teeth into [six in the 1986 CD version.] The US and UK LP editions varied slightly with Hang Fire and Emotional Rescue substituting the UK original selections It's Only Rock 'n' Roll and She's So Cold. Until 1993 however, this was as good as it would get.
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1968 debut album by THE MOVE, "Move. Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE MOVE was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group were blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood and a fine vocalist in Carl Wayne, complemented by Bev Bevan (drums), Trevor Burton (guitar) and Ace Kefford (bass). Released in the UK in April 1968, "Move followed on from the international success the band had achieved with the classic singles Night of Fear, I Can Hear The Grass Grow, Flowers In the Rain and Fire Brigade. Their first album, "Move, demonstrated the imaginative diversity of the band and saw them break new ground creatively.
This album was spawned by three coinciding events – the need to acknowledge the death of band co-founder Brian Jones (whose epitaph graces the inside cover) in July of 1969; the need to get "Honky Tonk Women," then a huge hit single, onto an LP; and to fill the ten-month gap since the release of Beggars Banquet and get an album with built-in appeal into stores ahead of the Stones' first American tour in three years. The fact that the Stones had amassed a sufficient number of hits since their last greatest-hits compilation in early 1966 (Big Hits: High Tide and Green Grass) made this a no-brainer, and its song lineup was as potent at the time as any compilation of hit singles by any artist.
As Brian Jones' time with the Stones (and with the rest of this world) was drawing to a close, the band was becoming both more progressive in its conception and more adept in its musicianship. Though the studio recordings from this golden period are impeccable, nowhere is the band's growth more evident than on GOT LIVE IF YOU WANT IT. Recorded by Glyn Johns at London's Royal Albert Hall, this album shows the Stones as a powerful live unit, now capable of subtle emotional shadings as well as rock & roll raveups.
It's difficult for American listeners to remember this, but like the recordings of the Beatles and nearly all other British groups of the '60s, the Rolling Stones' first several albums did not make it across the Atlantic in one piece. Prior to ABKCO's comprehensive 2006 reissue program, the US versions of the Stones' early albums were the de facto standards on CD, but particularly in the case of 1966's AFTERMATH, the UK album was very different.
Encore press release of The Rolling Stones cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring DSD remastering. Part of a 22-album The Rolling Stones cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring the albums "England's Newest Hit Makers," "12 x 5," "The Rolling Stones, Now!" "Out of Our Heads," "Out of Our Heads (UK Version)," "December's Children (And Everybody's)," "Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass)," "Aftermath," "Aftermath (UK Version)," "Got Live If You Want It!" "Between The Buttons," "Between The Buttons (UK Version)," "Flowers," "Their Satanic Majesties Request," "Beaggars Banquet," "Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)," "Let It Bleed," "Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" "Hot Rocks 1964-1971," "More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies)," "Singles Collection: The London Years," and "Metamporphosis (UK Version)."