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Performer: Lightnin' Hopkins (vocals, guitar). Reissue producer: Matt Walters. Recorded in Houston, Texas on January 16, 1959. Originally released in 1959 on Folkways (FS3822). Includes liner notes by Sam Charters. When folklorist Sam Charters tracked down Lightnin' Hopkins in Houston in 1959, the blues musician was discouraged enough about his music career to have pawned his guitar. Over the previous dozen years, Hopkins had recorded for numerous small labels, creating great music and occasionally hitting the charts. But his raw blues had recently fallen out of fashion. Charters bailed the guitar out of hock and bought the bluesman a bottle of gin. The pair then proceeded to Hopkins' dingy hotel room to record the album that revitalized Hopkins' career, establishing the Texas bluesman as a darling of the 60's folk circuit. In retrospect, it's easy to see how Hopkins caught on with '60s folk audiences. He had the pedigree-as a child, he led Blind Lemon Jefferson around the streets of Houston. Hopkins had a complex personality. As a singer, the bluesman manages to project charm and orneriness simultaneously. His fluid guitar style is both exquisitely musical and technically impressive, while his facility for improvising lyrics undoubtedly delighted many audiences. For both it's historical significance and the quality of the music it contains, LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS is a necessity for any serious blues fan.
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin Hopkins + 2 Bonus Tracks [LP]
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This record starts with "Don't Make Me a Target", a song that builds on Spoon's familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier hits like "Small Stakes" or "The Way We Get By". The album quickly moves into uncharted territory with the atmospheric "The Ghost of You Lingers" and moves through several different stylistic changes from the explosive "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" to the wall-of-sound horns of radio single "The Underdog". Their most heartfelt batch of songs since 2001's "Girls Can Tell".
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga [LP]
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Coming February 11th: Spoon's tenth album, Lucifer on the Sofa, is alive, vital and inarguably the band's heaviest work to date. The first set of songs that the quintet has put to tape in its hometown, Austin, in more than a decade. Written and recorded over the last two years ' both in and out of shutdown ' these songs feel like a culmination of Spoon's career while marking a shift toward something louder, wilder, and more vivid.

Spoon - Lucifer On The Sofa [LP]
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Hunter And The Dog Star is representative of the rock, folk, and jangle pop sound for which Edie Brickell & New Bohemians is known. The band formed in Dallas in the mid-80s and the current line-up consists of original members, Brandon Aly (drums) and John Bradley Houser (bass guitar, woodwinds), Edie Brickell (vocals, guitar), plus John Walter Bush (percussion), and Kenneth Neil Withrow (guitar). Each of the eleven songs on the album were written by various band members, with Edie Brickell writing, "Horse's Mouth"; the album's producer, Kyle Crushman and musician, Matt Hubbard are additional co-writers.

Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Hunter And The Dog Star [LP]
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Reverend Horton Heat

Whole New Life [LP]

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“I’m afraid I’m on the Willie Nelson retirement program, which means I’ll never retire,” promises Jim Heath, sounding every inch a Texan.

By day, Jim Heath is a mild-mannered musical historian well-versed in the birthing days of rock and roll. But when the sun goes down, he straps on his signature Gretsch 6120, steps up to the mike and is transformed into REVEREND HORTON HEAT, a hellfire-spewing, rock and roll dare-demon.

Jim’s tome is iconic: From recording with Lemmy Kilmister, being revered by country music legends like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, touring with Soundgarden, ZZ Top, The Cramps, Social Distortion, White Zombie and the Sex Pistols (a young Lydon was connected to Jim’s original 1985 demo), to providing touring opps to upstarts Kyuss, Hank III, Marilyn Manson and countless others across decades on the road.

Heath and longtime confidant and slap-bass general Jimbo Wallace have polished up their 12th release, Whole New Life, which Heath calls “the most positive material I have ever written. It focuses heavily on rock and roll but there is a human interest parallel - songs about growing up poor, vices, marriage, having children and walking the rapturous streets of America.”


Reverend Horton Heat - Whole New Life [LP]
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Vinyl collection of early and rare recordings from the biggest legend of outlaw country, Willie Nelson!Nelson's matchless songwriting and rebellious spirit made him one of the most influential music icons of all-time and songs such as "Things To Remember," "A Moment Isn't Very Long," and "The Face Of A Fighter" show why!Comes in a gatefold jacket with unique multi-color vinyl!
Willie Nelson - Legendary Outlaw (Multi-Color Vinyl) [Colored Vinyl] (Gate)
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'God's Problem Child' is Willie's first album to debut all-new songs since 'Band of Brothers' in 2014. It includes 13 new songs, including seven recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer. The album's title track, penned by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White, includes vocals by both writers and the legendary Leon Russell (on what may be Russell's very last recording). Closing the album is "He Won't Ever Be Gone," a song written by Gary Nicholson that pays tribute to Willie's outlaw country comrade, Merle Haggard.
Willie Nelson - God's Problem Child [LP]
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Ride Me Back Home is another incredible addition to Willie Nelson's legendary catalog that finds him working once again with producer Buddy Cannon. Ride Me Back Home sits beside 2017's God's Problem Child and 2018's Last Man Standing as a trilogy of superior songcraft exploring ideas of mortality with wisdom, empathy and a winking love of life. Nelson and Cannon co-wrote a handful of songs but also call on their favorite songsmiths…great writers with great stories to tell: Sonny Throckmorton, Guy Clark, Mac Davis, Buzz Rabin. The result is a magical collection of tunes with emphasis on the lyric. Backed by an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers, Ride Me Back Home finds Willie Nelson making some of the most inspired work of his career.

Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home [LP]
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All songs written and arranged by Pantera-Produced by Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Lacquers cut at The Mastering Lab. Tip-on heavy board gatefold jackets
Pantera - Reinventing The Steel [Vinyl]
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Loss and hope, isolation and communion, the cessation and renewal of purpose. These themes echo throughout the fifth album from Midlake, their first since "Antiphon" (2013). Reuniting with intense focus after a long hiatus, the result is "For the Sake of Bethel Woods" - an album with tremendous thematic and sonic reach, produced to layered, loving perfection by John Congleton. It’s a record full of immersive warmth and mystery from a band of ardent seekers, one of our generation’s finest.

Midlake - For The Sake Of Bethel Woods [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
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Old 97's return with Twelfth, their aptly titled 12th studio album, recorded this spring in Nashville, Tennessee between a tornado and a pandemic. 2016's Graveyard Whistling took the 97's to new heights lead by the single "Good With God" - a bona-fide hit at non-commercial radio. Twelfth's lead single "Turn Off The TV" might be the unintentional anthem of 2020, celebrating the occasional and necessary need to turn off the TV set and tune out the outside world.

Old 97's - Twelfth [Limited Edition Silver LP]
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Gary Clark Jr.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim [Vinyl]

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The new studio album from Grammy Award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Gary Clark Jr.
Gary Clark Jr. - The Story of Sonny Boy Slim [Vinyl]
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180-gram vinyl. Stevie Ray Vaughan's third studio album Soul To Soul was released in 1985, just two years after his massive debut Texas Flood. Moving more into a soulful R&B-tinged blues sound, Stevie included two new band members on keyboard and saxophone for Soul To Soul.
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Soul To Soul [Import]
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Norah Jones

Pick Me Up Off The Floor [LP]

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Norah Jones’ seventh solo studio album Pick Me Up Off The Floor features collaborators from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy, and grew out of her acclaimed singles series of the past 2 years as the songs she hadn’t yet released unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty connected by the sly groove of her piano trios, lyrics that confront loss and portend hope, and a mood that leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light.

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Recorded direct to acetate - all live, no overdubs - Capitol Cuts - Live from Studio A captures a powerful moment in time. After months of cancelled shows Black Pumas went to Los Angeles this past fall and laid down eight explosive tracks at the famed Capitol Studio A. The recording brims with pent up energy, nearly bursting through the grooves on the expansive and mind-blowing seven minute rendition of “Colors.” A few weeks later the song would received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.

Black Pumas - Capitol Cuts - Live from Studio A [Red LP]
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Vinyl LP pressing. With soaring vocal melodies, meticulous atypical rhythmic structures, huge anthemia choruses and lyrical content that restores the art of storytelling, San Antonio, Texas rockers Nothing More are set to take over the airwaves with their upcoming, self-titled Eleven Seven Music debut album. With tracks like "This Is The Time (Ballast)" they are ready to raise the standard for contemporary rock music. Nothing More is a four-headed musical hydra that runs on frenetic passion, unswerving DIY spirit and relentless sonic experimentation. Part schizoid System Of A Down weird-isms, part Mars Volta-esque prog rock freak out, part effortless pop nous, they seamlessly barrel from churning headbang to skyscraping chorus and back again in the blink of an eye.
Nothing More - Nothing More (White Vinyl)
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Charley Crockett

Welcome To Hard Times [LP]

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The new album from Charley Crockett is perhaps even more potent proof of his literal heartbreak than the scar on his chest. After undergoing open heart surgery that saved his life, Charley says he considered calming down for “just a minute” but once he recovered he did just the opposite. He states boldly with one eyebrow raised, “I wanted to make an album that would change the entire conversation about country music.”

That album is Welcome to Hard Times , an aptly-named collection that perfectly fits these troubled days even though it was made just before the pandemic hit. The music was shaped by his heart issues and producer Mark Neill’s desire to make “a dark gothic country record.” Charley certainly knew how to deliver that. “I think you can hear that deep, dark sadness in this record,” he says, “but I think it’s the kind of darkness that will uplift others.”

Charley Crockett - Welcome To Hard Times [LP]
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Once the best-kept secret of Dallas' music scene, Joshua Ray Walker catapulted himself into the international spotlight with his 2019 debut, Wish You Were Here. An album of character-driven songwriting and golden-era Texas twang, Wish You Were Here didn't just nod to the larger-than-life troubadours who'd inspired Walker's craft - it brought him into their ranks, too, adding Walker's name to the shortlist of songwriters worthy of carrying the torches of Guy Clark, John Prine, and Blaze Foley.What may have looked like overnight success to an outsider was, in reality, the product of a decade-long climb up the industry's ranks. A working musician since the age of 13, Walker spent years balancing his gigs as a sideman with a dizzyingly busy schedule of solo shows, regularly racking up more than 250 gigs annually. He sharpened his songwriting, too, developing a blend of autobiography and fiction that often revealed as much about the song's creator as it's characters. That prolific approach now leads Walker to 2020's Glad You Made It, a sophomore record that both matches and magnifies the vital, vulnerable lure of his debut.From "Voices" - a showcase for Walker's voice, with a high-lonesome yodel worthy of Dwight Yoakam - to the album's haunting, hard-rocking closer, "D.B. Cooper," Glad You Made It presents an interpretation of country music that's greasy one moment and gut-punching the next. A true Texas storyteller, Walker writes from the perspective of down-and-out characters who haunt the darker corners of the Lone Star State. There's the fake-tanned beauty who sells bass boats in the bittersweet, accordion-filled "Boat Show Girl." The addict who's ready to give into temptation during the honky-tonk rager "User." The procrastinator losing track of time in "Cupboard," a song whose first-rate guitar work evokes Dire Straits playing cowboy music in a Texas dancehall. The lyrics may be downcast, but Glad You Made It remains dynamic and defiantly upbeat, a result of lessons learned during Walker's tour in support of Wish You Were Here. That album earned worldwide acclaim from outlets like Rolling Stone, NPR Music and The Boot, and spent twelve straight weeks on the Americana radio albums chart.The push-and-pull between emotionally-charged, soul-baring storytelling and bright, buoyant arrangements makes Glad You Made It a modern classic. Like the Texas titans before him, Joshua Ray Walker confidently blurs the lines between the personal and the universal, between fact and fiction, between country music and the sundry sounds that orbit the genre. With Glad You Made It, he lays another brick in the pathway he's been constructing for years, pointing his way toward a destination that's unique and utterly compelling.
Joshua Walker Ray - Glad You Made It
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Gary Clark Jr.

This Land [2LP]

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The GRAMMY® Award-winning maverick channels his signature sense of soul from the crossroads of rock ‘n' roll, blues, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and punk. Clark's most accomplished songwriting and virtuosic performances to date; THIS LAND delivers socially relevant, transcendentally ambitious, and musically rich declaration as unapologetic, undeniable, and unique as he is. He emerges with a body of work that is dynamic in every sense, embodying an ever-evolving sound that transformed him into an artistic force anointed by everyone from President Barack Obama to the late Prince.

Gary Clark Jr. - This Land [2LP]
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Midlake

The Trials of Van Occupanther [Gold LP]

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Limited 180gm gold colored vinyl LP pressing. 

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther [Gold LP]
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 album from Austin based blues and soul artist Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears. Follow-up to his 2017 album Backlash, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart. Sonically inspired by the hill country blues of Junior Kimbrough, cowpunk style of The Gun Club, and the southern soul of Stax. Recorded in their hometown of Austin, Texas, with Grammy award winning producer Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse).
Black Lewis Joe & Honeybears - The Difference Between Me & You
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Old 97's

Too Far To Care

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Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing including insert. The Old 97's are an alternative country/rock band from Dallas, Texas formed in 1993. They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 90s along with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, and The Bottle Rockets. Too Far To Care is the third studio album by the band, originally released in 1997. The album's title comes from the song 'Streets of Where I'm From'. Lyrically the band's constant touring is evident in songs like 'Barrier Reef' (with references to Chicago), 'Broadway' (in New York City), and 'Niteclub' (inspired, according to the band, by clubs in Cleveland, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan). 'Four Leaf Clover' was originally recorded on Hitchhike To Rhome, the first Old 97's album. Rhett (vocalist/guitarist) was searching for a duet to record with friend Exene Cervenka and 'had started work on an old-fashioned duet that I thought we might sing, but Exene proclaimed it 'too pretty'. That song later became 'Fireflies'. Instead, Exene sang on 'Four Leaf Clover', replacing the lyric 'nothing to impress you' with 'nothing to attract you' which Rhett found 'much sexier'.
Old 97's - Too Far To Care
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The Wilderness is Explosions In The Sky's sixth album, and first non-soundtrack release since 2011's Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. True to its title, The Wilderness explores the infinite unknown, utilizing several of the band's own definitions of "space" (outer space, mental space, physical geography of space) as compositional tools.
Explosions In The Sky - The Wilderness [2LP]
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Eisley

Room Noises [Limited Gold Colored Vinyl]

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Limited 180gm gold colored vinyl LP pressing. Includes insert. Room Noises is the debut album by the American indie rock/ pop band Eisley. The album spawned three singles: 'Memories', 'Telescope Eyes', and 'I Wasn't Prepared'. It was placed at #9 among Paste magazine's top albums of 2005. The dreamy sound on this album is pretty unique and the album contains a healthy dose of fragile songs. Fans of dreampop and indie music will be enamoured.
Eisley - Room Noises [Limited Gold Colored Vinyl]
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Butthole Surfers

Rembrandt Pussyhorse [Vinyl]

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Limited vinyl LP repressing of this 1986 release from the controversial Alt-Rock veterans including digital download. This classic and influential LP captures the band at their peak, drawing from Punk, Rock, Psychedelic and experimental influences for a truly inspired and unmistakably unique sound.
Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse [Vinyl]
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ZZ Top

Eliminator [Colored Vinyl] (Ylw) (Uk)

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Limited Edition pressing on Yellow vinyl. Eighth studio album by the American blues rock band, originally released in 1983. 'Eliminator' is ZZ Top's most commercially successful release, with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States alone. It features the singles 'Gimme All Your Lovin', 'Got Me Under Pressure', 'Sharp Dressed Man', 'TV Dinners' and 'Legs'.
ZZ Top - Eliminator [Colored Vinyl] (Ylw) (Uk)
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Erykah Badu

Worldwide Underground

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Vinyl LP. Erykah Badu considers this R&B record, "Worldwide Underground," an EP, but it is longer than most full LPs. More of a jam session release than an album of singles, Erykah gives writing and production credit to her supergroup she calls Freakquency. She's joined by stars such as Queen Latifah, Lenny Kravitz, Angie Stone, Donald Byrd and many others. It is an easy album to love, and just kick on and groove. With hits such as "Back in the Day (Puff)" and "Danger," "Worldwide Underground" climbed all the way up to #3 on the Billboard 200 in 2003.
Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
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180 gram audiophile vinyl. The Sky Is Crying (1991) is the fifth studio album containing performances spanning most of the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble. Released about one year after Vaughan's death in 1990, the album features ten previously unreleased tracks, originally recorded between 1984 and 1989.
Stevie Vaughan Ray & Double Trouble - Sky Is Crying [180 Gram] (Hol)
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ZZ Top

Live From Texas [Blue 2LP]

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Live from Texas is a 2007 scorching live set from the veteran blues rock trio, ZZ Top. It features 16 crowd-pleasing, rip-roaring tracks including “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” “La Grange,” “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Pearl Necklace,” and the bonus track “Heard It on the X.” Limited Edition 2 LP set pressed on blue vinyl in a gatefold jacket.
ZZ Top - Live From Texas [Blue 2LP]
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Blue October

This Is What I Live For [LP]

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“These songs should make you want to fall in love with somebody, or miss somebody, or want to do something outrageous with your life,” says Justin Furstenfeld, vocalist and lyricist for the unstoppable alt-rock band Blue October. He’s talking about the tracks on the quintet’s tenth studio album, This Is What I Live For, releasing in September 2020. The first single, ‘Oh My My,’ is sure to make a lasting impression.

Blue October - This Is What I Live For [LP]
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Wire Mountain is Will Johnson's 6th solo album and sits atop a back catalog that includes Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Marie/Lepanto, and Molina Johnson. When he's not writing and recording his own projects he's often contributing to others, like co-producing Austin Lucas' Immortal Americans, or playing drums in Strand of Oaks. Wire Mountain is Johnson's second album recorded with Britton Beisenherz at his Austin studio Ramble Creek Recording and together they further develop new palettes and textures for Johnson's songs, this time enlisting fellow Austinites Thor Harris (of Swans and Thor & Friends) and minimalist folk-duo Little Mazarn to help shape and define them. Britton also plays on the album, along with Austin legend Jon Dee Graham. "Cornelius" begins with a squall of feedback before giving way to acoustic guitars and an anthemic chorus that plunges into a dizzying electric guitar solo. "A Solitary Slip" is fragile folk, a lilting lullaby of finger-picked guitar, plucked banjo, and single piano notes with Little Mazarn's Lindsey Verrill mirroring Johnson's words. The last track is a hopeful instrumental, a calm before the next thing. "(You Were) Just Barely You."

Will Johnson - Wire Mountain [LP]
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Erykah Badu

Mama's Gun

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Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Mama's Gun is the second studio album by American neo soul singer Erykah Badu. It was recorded between 1999 and 2000 at Electric Lady Studios in New York and released on November 21, 2000, by Motown Records. A neo soul album, Mama's Gun incorporates funk, soul, and jazz styles. It has confessional lyrics by Badu, which cover themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships. The album has been viewed by critics as a female companion to neo soul artist D'Angelo's second album Voodoo (2000), which features a similar musical style and direction. The album contains the single "Bag Lady", a top 10 Billboard hit, nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Continuing with it's Respect The Classics initiative, UMe reissues this album on standard weight vinyl for the first time since it's original pressing.
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Daniel Johnston's "Fun", which All Music calls "[arguably] his finest moment," is available for the first time on vinyl. 1. Love Wheel 2. Life In Vain 3. Crazy Love 4. Catie 5. Happy Time 6. Mind Contorted 7. Jelly Beans 8. Foxy Girl 9. Sad Sac + Tarzan 10. Psycho Nightmare 11. Silly Love 12. Circus Man 13. Love Will See You Through 14. Lousy Weekend 15. Delusion + Confusion 16. When I Met You 17. My Little Girl 18. Rock 'n' Roll / EGA
Daniel Johnston - Fun [Vinyl]
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