Close Up is a four-double LP series of Suzanne Vega's catalogue reworks by the lady herself. Every release has a lyrical theme: Vol. 1 Love Songs [MOVLP178], Vol. 2 People And Places [MOVLP231], Vol. 3 States Of Being [MOVLP375] and Volume 4: Songs Of Family. Suzanne reinterprets her songs in a close and personal manner, making the Close Up series an intimate and inviting collection of classic Vega songs.
No less than seven of the ten songs on An Innocent Man are about the fairer sex, and in specific the fairest specimens of all. Hits such as ´Uptown Girl' (a respectful nod to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons) , 'The Longest Time' and 'Careless Talk' were serenades to the super model that would become Joel's wife: Christie Brinkley. With all its carefree Doo Wop, Soul and Pop, Billie Joel's ninth studio album is the culmination of a classic period, and Music On Vinyl is proud to give it its first European vinyl release in almost thirty years!
Newly mastered from the original analog tapes, The Electrifying Aretha Franklin indeed electrified audiences when it was released in 1962, winning Aretha top honors in DownBeat magazine's prestigious listeners' poll.One can easily hear her divinely inspired soul fire, emerging interpretative grace and vocal sophistication.
Muddy Waters, the undisputed king of Chicago blues, delivered in 1978 I'm Ready, a powerful blues record containing new material and classic reworks. Driving blues burners such as Willie Dixon's "I'm Ready" and "Rock Me" are varied by slow jams like "33 Years", "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Screamin' And Cryin'". As on Hard Again [MOVLP565], Johnny Winter is taking care of the production duties, allowing I'm Ready to be a spontaneous outburst of pure bluesyness, with a lively feel.