Los Angeles, CA (March 24, 2020) – Craft Recordings is pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of the scorching, 2002 eponymous debut from progressive hardcore outfit Between the Buried and Me. The album, which has been remixed and remastered by its original producer, Jamie King, is set for a May 15th release date and is currently available for pre-order. A limited-edition version of Between the Buried and Me, pressed on clear-colored vinyl, can be found exclusively on the band’s website and is also available to pre-order today. These reissues are both part of the band’s 20th anniversary celebrations, which will be marked by special releases and extensive touring.

Praised as “One of the fiercest albums in the hardcore community” by AllMusic, Between the Buried and Me set the North Carolina five-piece up to become a key player in the scene – catching the ears of fans and music critics alike with their impressive musicianship, sharp lyricism, and unique blend of progressive metal and math rock. Produced by Jamie King, who would go on to collaborate with Between the Buried and Meon numerous projects to come, the 10-track album was cerebral yet aggressive, and included some of the band’s earliest material, re-worked from their 2001 three-song demo – “What We Have Become,” “More of Myself to Kill,” and “The Use of a Weapon.” The group also wrote and recorded seven new songs, including “Arsonist,” a scathing statement against the Westboro Baptist Church, “Aspirations,” a melody-forward tune which highlights the guitar chops of Nick Fletcher and Paul Waggoner, and the epic, nine-minute long “Shevanel Cut a Flip,” which closes the album.

Reflecting on Between the Buried and Me 18 years later, guitarist Paul Waggoner said, “It’s always a strange feeling when you bring faded memories back into focus and find yourself reflecting on an adventure that started two decades ago and somehow still continues to this day. All the daily ups-and-downs and side-to-sides of being in a band can sometimes blur the past and make you forget where you came from, and why you started doing this thing in the first place. So it’s nice to dig up the bones of our humble beginnings, make them sound a little better, and present them to the people that have made this all possible.”

Frontman Tommy Rogers added, “If you told me in 2001 that this album, we recorded in five days would eventually turn into a career that’s lasted 20 years, I would think you were absolutely mad. Here we are in 2020 getting to remix and remaster what started it all. It’s been a great experience listening back and giving this original Between the Buried and Me album a new life. We hope the fans enjoy this new mix by Jamie King as much as we have.”

Often referred to as a “Thinking man’s metal band,”Between the Buried and Me continue to push the boundaries of their musical and technical abilities, even as they celebrate their 20th anniversarytogether. Formed in 2000, the band has released nine studio albums, including 2007’s watershed Colors, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012), as well as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic—which not only peaked at #12 on theBillboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from NoiseyRevolverAlternative Press, and The Guardian, who welcomed the album with a rare perfect score. The group has launched countless sold-out headline tours and support runs with the likes of Mastodon, Opeth, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Me released a two-part studio album,Automata I and Automata II in 2018. Currently, the band is gearing up for an extensive, North American retrospective tour, where they will perform the entirety of their epic, 2009 LP, The Great Misdirect, as well as a set of career-spanning material.

Click here to pre-order/pre-save Between the Buried and Me (remixed and remastered).

TRACKLIST: Between the Buried and Me

Side A

1. More Of Myself To Kill

2. Arsonist

3. Aspirations

4. What We Have Become

Side B

1. Fire For A Dry Mouth

2. Naked By The Computer

3. Use Of A Weapon

4. Shevanel Cut A Flip

Between The Buried And Me 20th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue of their formative self titled 2002 debut album

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 3, 2019) — Craft Recordingsis pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of Joy: A Holiday Collection from award-winning singer-songwriter Jewel. In stores October 18th, the best-selling title features beloved holiday classics as well as festive, original compositions. The album has been remastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at Fantasy Studios and manufactured at Memphis Record Pressing. This reissue marks the veryfirst vinyl availability of the title, which was originally released in 1999.

Joy: A Holiday Collection marked the first outing of yuletide music from Jewel, who had skyrocketed to fame following the release of her first two albums (1995’s Pieces of Youand 1998’s Spirit). Jewel worked with producers Arif Mardin(Carly Simon, David Bowie, Diana Ross) and Joe Mardin(Queen Latifah, Bette Midler) to record 13 lushly arranged songs. Backed by a choir (which includes such esteemed singers as Vaneese Thomas, James “D-Train” Williams and Janice Pendarvis), the singer’s distinctive vocals and versatile range shine as she performs holiday favorites like “Winter Wonderland,” “Joy to the World,” “Ave Maria,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “O Holy Night.” She also sings several original tracks, including “Face of Love,” “Gloria” and a Christmas version of her 1998 hit single, “Hands.” Impressively, just one month after its November 1999 release date, the album was certified platinum, peaking at Number Two on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart and Number 32 on the Billboard Top 200.
Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, Jewel has captivated a generation’s worth of audiences with her unique vocals, folk-pop melodies and introspective lyrics. The Homer, Alaska, native (born Jewel Kilcher) began performing at an early age and, by her late teenage years, was pursuing a career as a musician in San Diego. Despite a rough start, living out of her van as she struggled to make ends meet, Jewel built a loyal local following in coffee shops and clubs, and soon attracted the attention of several record labels. Her debut album, Pieces of You, was released in 1995 when the artist was just 21 and, thanks to hit singles “Who Will Save Your Soul,” “Foolish Games” and “You Were Meant For Me,” went on to sell over 12 million copies—becoming one of the highest-selling debuts of all time.
To-date, Jewel has released 12 studio albums (six of which have been in the Billboard 200 Top Ten) and 33 singles. Over the course of her career, she has received multiple GRAMMYÒ Award nominations, an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award, among others. The tireless artist has also appeared in numerous film and television roles, and has written several books, including her 2015 New York Times best-selling memoir, Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story. Jewel is also highly engaged in philanthropic work, and currently oversees two non-profits: Project Clean Water and the Never Broken Foundation, which offers free tools for mindfulness and emotional intelligence to the masses.
Click here to pre-order or stream Jewel’s Joy: A Holiday Collection on vinyl. A metallic silver vinyl edition is also available exclusively via Barnes and Noble.
Track Listing
Side A: 1. Joy To The World2. O Holy Night3. Silent Night4. Winter Wonderland5. O Little Town Of Bethlehem6. Ave Maria7. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Side B:1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer2. Face Of Love3. Medley – (A) Go Tell It On The Mountain, (B) Life Uncommon, (C) From A Distance4. I Wonder As I Wander5. Gloria6. Hands (Christmas Version)

About Craft Recordings:Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most prestigious collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its rich and storied repertoire includes legendary artists such as Joan BaezRay CharlesJohn ColtraneCreedence Clearwater RevivalMiles DavisBill EvansVince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little RichardNine Inch NailsThelonious MonkOtis Redding, R.E.M. and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Concord, Fania, Fantasy, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard and Vee-Jay Records, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation-ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord Recorded Music. For more info, visit CraftRecordings.com and follow on FacebookTwitterInstagram,YouTube, and Spotify.

Jewel’s platinum selling title ‘Joy: A Holiday Collection’ set for vinyl debut on 10/18


Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2019)—Craft Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Chet Baker’s The Legendary Riverside Albums on November 15th. The deluxe five-LP box set presents the artist’s output as a leader for the renowned jazz label, recorded and released between 1958 and 1959: (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen To You, Chet Baker In New York, Chet and Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe. The recordings, which feature such icons as Bill EvansJohnny Griffin and Kenny Burrell, have been cut from their original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI. Also included is a bonus disc of choice outtakes and alternates from Baker’s Riverside sessions, plus a collectible photo print and a 16-page booklet filled with photos and insightful new liner notes by jazz historian Doug Ramsey. The complete collection will also be released digitally, including in hi-res 192/24 and 96/24 formats. The track “You’re Driving Me Crazy” is available to stream and download today: listen and pre-save the collection here.
Few musicians have embodied the romantic—and ultimately tragic—jazz figure as totally as Chesney “Chet” Baker (1929–88). Unschooled yet eloquent in his music, and a fast-liver who survived for nearly six decades, the Baker mystique has only reinforced one of the most haunting trumpet styles and ingenious approaches to jazz singing. The Los Angeles–based musician rose to fame in the early ’50s, playing with established artists like Charlie ParkerGerry Mulligan and pianist Russ Freeman—partnerships which would solidify his status as a major jazz star. By the end of the decade, when he signed a four-album deal with the New York–based label Riverside, Baker had become known for his trademark West Coast “cool jazz” style. However, these recordings—which pair the artist with some of the best East Coast players—demonstrate Baker’s versatility as a modern trumpeter who could play with even the hardest boppers. 
Baker’s 1958 recording session debut for Riverside, which resulted in the album release (Chet Baker Sings) It Could Happen To You, offers a modern, hipper take on standards like “Old Devil Moon,” “You’re Driving Me Crazy,” and “How Long Has This Been Going On?” The only album in this collection not produced by the label’s co-founder, Orrin Keepnews (who initially objected to his Riverside partner Bill Grauer’s unilateral signing of Baker), Chet Baker Sings is unique in that the nimble artist sets aside his trumpet in several of the tracks, using only his vocals—and even scatting some of the improvised solos in a style that sounds very much like his lyrical trumpet playing. In his new liner notes, Doug Ramsey praises that the album contains “Baker’s most inventive and convincing vocal work.” While All Music calls the album “An essential title in Chet Baker‘s 30-plus-year canon.”
A month after his Chet Baker Sings sessions, the artist went back into the studio to record Chet Baker In New York with a stellar lineup of Philly Joe Jones on drums, tough-tenor Johnny Griffin, bebop veteran Al Haig on piano and bassist Paul Chambers. The song selection, which ranges from laid-back and serene to hard-driving bop, features top-notch performances and impressive solos from all musicians involved. Highlights include the Miles Davis–penned tune “Solar,” the ballad standard “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” and the effervescent “Hotel 49.”
1959’s instrumental outing, Chet, focuses on ballads and features an all-star cast that includes pianist Bill Evans, guitarist Kenny Burrell, flutist Herbie Mann and Pepper Adams on the baritone saxophone. Baker shines in his languid and tuneful approach to tracks like “Alone Together,” “It Never Entered My Mind” and “September Song.” All About Jazz called the album “A session that allows the trumpeter to take his introspective time, encouraged by Evans’ spare accompaniment to transform these standards into vibrant, impressionistic etchings.”
Baker’s final album for Riverside, 1959’s Chet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe, finds the trumpeter offering his renditions of tunes by lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe who, together, penned some of the most famous songs on Broadway. Baker, joined by an ensemble that once again included Bill EvansPepper Adams and Herbie Mann—along with the great Zoot Sims on tenor saxophone—covers material from My Fair Lady, Gigi, Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon.
In addition to the four LPs, The Legendary Riverside Albums also includes a fifth disc, featuring outtakes and alternate takes from Baker’s recording sessions with the label. Doug Ramsey points out several highlights, including “Chet’s playing into a Harmon mute on the new version of ‘The More I See You’ and the spaciousness of his open horn in the Matt Dennis–Tom Adair classic ‘Everything Happens To Me.’ There is also a rarity, ‘While My Lady Sleeps.’” Ramsey adds that Baker’s version of the song “Underlines pianist [Kenny] Drew’s finely honed ability to concentrate on his partner’s phrasing and harmonic turns, and supply perfect support.’”Though Baker’s Riverside era preceded even more troubling times for the artist, these recordings find the artist in excellent form, joined by some of New York’s finest musicians, proving his brilliance as an inspired original, and as one of the great jazz musicians of the 20th century.  The collection is now available to pre-order in 5-LP and digital formats: Click here
Special bundle featuring a limited edition Riverside t-shirt available exclusively via the Craft Recordings online store: Click here
TRACK LISTING: DISC ONEChet Baker Sings: It Could Happen to You
Side 11.    Do It The Hard Way2.    I’m Old Fashioned3.    You’re Driving Me Crazy4.    My Heart Stood Still
Side 21.    The More I See You2.    Everything Happens To Me3.    Dancing On The Ceiling4.    How Long Has This Been Going On?5.    Old Devil Moon

DISC TWOChet Baker In New York
Side 11.    Fair Weather2.    Polka Dots and Moonbeams3.    Hotel 49
Side 21.    Solar2.    Blue Thoughts3.    When Lights Are Low

Side 11.    Alone Together2.    How High The Moon3.    It Never Entered My Mind4.    ’Tis Autumn
Side 21.    If You Could See Me Now2.    September Song3.    You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To4.    Time On My Hands5.    You And The Night And The Music

DISC FOURChet Baker Plays The Best Of Lerner And Loewe
Side 11.    I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face2.    I Could Have Danced All Night3.    The Heather On The Hill4.    On The Street Where You Live
Side 21.    Almost Like Being In Love2.    Thank Heaven For Little Girls3.    I Talk To The Trees4.    Show Me

DISC FIVEBonus LP: Outtakes and Alternates
Side 11.    While My Lady Sleeps (Take 10)2.    You Make Me Feel So Young (Take 5)3.    The More I See You (Take 8, Alternate)4.    Everything Happens To Me (Take 2, Alternate)
Side 21.    Soft Winds2.    Early Morning Mood

Chet Baker’s ‘The Legendary Riverside Albums’ deluxe five-LP box set and digital release out 11/15


Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2019) —Craft Recordingsis pleased to announce a vinyl reissue of Between the Buried and Me’s critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, The Great Misdirect. Set for a November 22 release date, this 10 anniversary edition has been newly remixed andremastered. The band, who are currently playing shows across Europe, are also excited to embark on an extensive, 31-date North American tour, kicking off November 7 in Los Angeles. In addition to the standard black double-LP release, a special edition color variant (disc one in translucent orange and disc two in opaque white) will be available exclusively via the official Between the Buried and Mestore.
Reflecting on the album, front-man Tommy Rogers. says, “The Great Misdirect was, in my opinion, one of our greatest achievements up until this point. We really started to hone-in on our more experimental, adventurous sound and showed the world that we are very comfortable in our own musical skin. As a group, we came together in a new way and created a genuine album that holds up a decade later. Now, I’m very excited to have it re-mixed by Jamie King and hear how far we have all come. Hopefully, our fans will enjoy the new mix as we have.”
The Great Misdirect found the progressive metal group continuing their sonic journey, following the success of their ambitious 2007 album, Colors. Working with their longtime producer, Jamie King, the NC quintet recorded a six-song album that was wildly challenging, both technically and aurally. The Great Misdirect truly displayed the formidable musical abilities of Tommy Giles Rogers, Jr. (lead vocals, keyboards), Paul Waggoner (lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals), Dustie Waring (rhythm and lead guitar), Blake Richardson (drums), and Dan Briggs (bass, keyboards), as they blended speed metal, hardcore, jazz, and chamber pop. Despite the short track listing, The Great Misdirect’s playing time is almost an hour and includes the nine-minute single “Obfuscation,” as well as the band’s longest song to date, “Swim to the Moon,” which clocks in at nearly 18 minutes.
Released in October of 2009, The Great Misdirect debuted at No. 36 on the Billboard 200 (the band’s highest debut at the time on the album chart). Alternative Press praised that the LP was “Brilliantly performed,” while Loudwire included The Great Misdirect on their “15 Best Metal Albums of 2009” list. Metal Underground called The Great Misdirect “easily one of the best albums of the year,” declaring that “Between The Buried And Me are the new leaders of progressive metal.”
Often referred to as a “thinking man’s metal band,” Between the Buried and Me continue to push the boundaries of their musical and technical abilities, even as they near their 20th anniversary together. Formed in 2000, the band has released nine studio albums, including 2007’s watershed Colors, The Parallax II: Future Sequence (2012), as well as 2015’s Coma Ecliptic—which not only peaked at #12 on the Billboard Top 200 (a career-high for the band), but also garnered widespread acclaim from Noisey, Revolver, Alternative Press, and The Guardian, who welcomed the album with a rare perfect score. The group has launched countless sold-out headline tours and support runs with the likes of Mastodon, Dream Theater, and Coheed and Cambria. Most recently, Between the Buried and Mereleased a two-part studio album, Automata I and Automata II in 2018, and have spent much of the last two years on tour. Currently playing dates across Europe, the band will tour North America in November and December.
Click here to pre-order The Great Misdirect 2-LP now.

TRACK LISTING: Side A:1.    Mirrors (3.38)2.    Obfuscation (9:15)
Side B:1.    Disease, Injury, Madness (11:13)
Side C:1.    Fossil Genera (A Feed From Cloud Mountains) (12:11)2.    Desert of Song (5.34)
Side D:1.    Swim To The Moon (17.54)

NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES: November 7: Los Angeles, CA: The WilternNovember 8: Ventura, CA: The Majestic VenturaNovember 9: San Francisco, CA: The FillmoreNovember 11: Portland, OR: Crystal BallroomNovember 12: Vancouver , BC: Commodore BallroomNovember 13: Seattle, WA: Showbox SoDoNovember 15: Salt Lake City, UT: The DepotNovember 16: Denver, CO: Fillmore AuditoriumNovember 17: Kansas City, MO: The TrumanNovember 19: Minneapolis, MN: Varsity TheaterNovember 20: Milwaukee, WI: Turner Hall BallroomNovember 21: Columbus, OH: The Athenaeum TheatreNovember 22: Detroit, MI: The Fillmore DetroitNovember 23: Chicago, IL: House of BluesNovember 24: Toronto, ON: Phoenix Concert TheatreNovember 26: Montreal, QC: Corona TheatreNovember 27: Worcester, MA: PalladiumNovember 29: Sayreville, NJ: Starland BallroomNovember 30: Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn SteelDecember 1: Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore PhiladelphiaDecember 3: Washington, DC: Fillmore Silver SpringDecember 4: Raleigh, NC: The RitzDecember 5: Asheville, NC: The Orange PeelDecember 6: Nashville, TN: Marathon Music WorksDecember 7: Atlanta, GA: Buckhead TheatreDecember 8: Orlando, FL: The BeachamDecember 10: Houston, TX: House of BluesDecember 11: Dallas, TX: House of BluesDecember 13: Phoenix, AZ: The Van BurenDecember 14: San Diego, CA: The Observatory North ParkDecember 15: Anaheim, CA: House of Blues

Between the Buried and Me’s ‘The Great Misdirect’ set for 10th anniv. vinyl reissue


Los Angeles, CA (September 16, 2019)—Craft Recordingsis pleased to announce the release of the vinyl box set edition of The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions from The Miles Davis Quinteton November 8th. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Prestige Records, the deluxe six-LP set presents the quintet’s marathon sessions for the iconic jazz label, recorded between 1955–56, which resulted in classic albums such as Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, and Steamin’. Plus, the box set offers a bonus LP with audio from radio and TV appearances by the group. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI, the discs are housed in a collectible 20-page hardcover linen-wrapped portfolio-style book, featuring stunning photographs of Davis and the band, plus in-depth liner notes from esteemed jazz historian Bob Blumenthal. 
Miles Davis’ First Great Quintet was assembled in 1955—a pivotal year for the trumpeter and bandleader. Following a triumphant set at the Newport Jazz Festival, Davis was at the top of his game, and enjoying newfound recognition by industry leaders, critics, and fans alike. With a lineup that featured pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, drummer Philly Joe Jones and a relatively unknown tenor saxophonist named John Coltrane (replacing Sonny Rollins), the unit became the dominant small jazz group of the late ’50s and helped define the hard-bop genre. In his liner notes, Bob Blumenthal writes “The Miles Davis Quintet heard here was Davis’ means of seizing the moment when his physical health and his musical concepts were on an upswing…This is the band Davis organized when he wanted his recordings to stand for more than snapshots of his momentary interests.”
Over the course of a year—from November 1955 to October 1956—the quintet recorded three exceptionally productive sessions with famed engineer Rudy Van Gelder, simulating nightclub sets at Van Gelder’s Hackensack, New Jersey studio. The resulting 32 tracks—presented in chronological order in this collection—would make up five complete and significant albums: the quintet’s 1956 debut release, Miles: The New Miles Davis Quintet, Cookin’ (1957), Relaxin’(1958), Workin’ (1959), and Steamin’ (1961). The quintet’s recording of “’Round Midnight” would represent this ensemble’s lone contribution to the album Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1959). The majority of these tracks are pop and jazz standards, along with several original compositions from Davis. Highlights include a rendition of Thelonious Monk’s “’Round Midnight,” which Davis would adopt as a signature tune, a scorching drum solo from Jones on “Salt Peanuts,” Davis’ exquisite use of the Harmon mute on the intimate ballads “My Funny Valentine” and “It Never Entered My Mind,” Garland’s inspiring solo on “If I Were a Bell,” and a standout performance from the rhythm section on “Blues by Five.” 
Blumenthal writes that during this era, “Davis understood the potential of the new, longer 12-inch album format, and used it to create definitive performances in a variety of moods.” Adding, “The key was contrast, which began with the juxtaposition of Davis’ concision, Coltrane’s complexity, and Garland’s sparkle; extended to the textural variety the rhythm section provided each soloist; and was capped by the distinctive range of the band’s repertoire.”
Because much of the Quintet’s material was performed outside of the studio—in nightclubs and concert halls—a bonus LP is included, which features eight TV and radio appearances, including live performances at Café Bohemia, the Blue Note in Philadelphia and on Tonight Starring Steve Allen, offering a broader view of the group’s exceptional work together.
The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions was originally released as a CD box set in 2006, garnering wide critical acclaim. Jazz Times wrote that “To sit down with the 32 [tracks], from “Stablemates” to “My Funny Valentine,” is to fall in love all over again with irreplaceable music whose magic is utterly manifest yet elusive of description.” All Music proclaimed, “Miles freaks…will have to have this,” while Pop Matters declared the collection to be “Perfect.” Upon its release, it peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. 
Click here to pre-order The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions 6-LP box set. 
Disc 1
SIDE A1. Stablemates2. How Am I to Know?3. Just Squeeze Me
SIDE B1. There Is No Greater Love2. The Theme3. S’posin
Disc 2
SIDE A1. In Your Own Sweet Way2. Diane3. Trane’s Blues
SIDE B1. Something I Dreamed Last Night2. It Could Happen to You3. Woody’n You
Disc 3
SIDE A1. Ahmad’s Blues2. Surrey with the Fringe on Top3. It Never Entered My Mind
SIDE B1. When I Fall in Love2. Salt Peanuts3. Four4. The Theme (take 1)  5. The Theme (take 2)  
Disc 4
SIDE A1. If I Were a Bell2. Well You Needn’t3. ’Round Midnight
SIDE B1. Half Nelson2. You’re My Everything3. I Could Write a Book4. Oleo 
Disc 5
SIDE A1. Airegin2. Tune Up3. When Lights Are Low
SIDE B1. Blues by Five2. My Funny Valentine
Disc 6
SIDE A1. Steve Allen Intro*2. Max Is Making Wax aka Chance It*3. Steve Allen Intro 2*4. It Never Entered My Mind*5. Tune Up^6. Walkin’^
SIDE B1. Four#2. Bye Bye Blackbird#3. Walkin’#4. Two Bass Hit#
*11/17/55 The Tonight Show with Steve Allen^12/8/56 The Blue Note, Philadelphia, PA#5/17/58 Café Bohemia, New York, NY

Vinyl box set edition of ‘The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions’ from The Miles Davis Quintet out 11/8


Los Angeles, CA (September 10, 2019)—Craft Recordingsis pleased to announce a special, 20th anniversary vinyl reissue of AFI’s cult-classic, All Hallow’s E.P., due out October 25th. Limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, the four-song E.P. will be pressed on a 10-inch picture disc, featuring the original Alan Forbes cover art on side A, and a pumpkin detail from the artwork on Side B. When All Hallow’s was released as a seven-inch vinyl E.P. in 1999, AFI (Davey HavokJade PugetAdam Carson andHunter Burgan) was in a transitional, but exciting phase. The group had released its fourth studio album, Black Sails in the Sunset just a few months before to critical acclaim and was on the verge of breaking into much wider success with 2000’s The Art of Drowning. As the title might convey, All Hallow’s finds the band exploring goth and horror punk genres. The E.P.’s four songs are filled with complex rhythm changes, anthemic chanting, and plenty of darkly atmospheric sound effects. In addition to an impressive cover of The Misfits’ “Halloween,” the E.P.’s highlights include “The Boy Who Destroyed the World,” which would become an iconic track for the band (and also be included in the popular 2001 video game, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3). The E.P.’s only single, “Totalimmortal,” gained traction after it was covered by The Offspring in 2000 for the Me, Myself and Irene soundtrack (at the time, AFI was signed to Nitro, which was the label of Offspring frontman Dexter Holland and bassist Greg Kriesel). Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI has written and recorded five top ten hit singles (“Miss Murder,” “Medicate,” “Love Like Winter,” “Silver and Gold,” “Girl’s Not Grey”), hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 (with the stunning Decemberunderground), garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions.  AFI’s latest EP, The Missing Man, which Brooklyn Vegan praised for “having that classic early 2000s AFI sound.” The Missing Man follows the 2017 release AFI (The Blood Album), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts and No. 5 on The Billboard 200.  It was the band’s second consecutive Top 10 Billboard debut following 2013’s Burials. Click here to pre-order All Hallows E.P. as a limited-edition picture disc.  Track Listing:A1: Fall Children (3:13)A2: Halloween (3:58)B1: The Boy Who Destroyed The World (3:05)B2: Totalimmortal (2:45)

AFI’s ‘All Hallow’s E.P.’ set for 20th anniversary vinyl reissue

Los Angeles, CA (August 2, 2019)—Craft Recordings is proud to announce the release of Joan Baez’s Live at Woodstock, available today (8/2) on all digital and streaming platforms. For the very first time, fans can hear the influential folk singer’s entire set, as it was performed at the historic festival 50 years ago. Live at Woodstock features nearly an hour of music and interstitial stories, including “Sweet Sir Galahad,” “I Shall Be Released, and a stunning a cappella rendition of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
It was almost 1:00 a.m. when Joan Baez walked on stage to close out the rainy first night of Woodstock. With her acoustic guitar in hand, the visibly pregnant singer-songwriter kicked off her set with a joyful rendition of the beautifully simple Edwin Hawkins gospel tune, “Oh Happy Day. As she segued into Tom Paxton’s “The Last Thing on My Mind,” Baez wished the audience a tongue-in-cheek “good morning.” 
The weeks leading up to the three-day festival had been tumultuous for Baez. Just one month before, the singer’s then-husband, David Harris, had been arrested for draft resistance. The anti-war activist and founder of The Resistance—an organization that encouraged young men to return their draft cards in protest of Vietnam—had just begun serving a 15-month sentence in prison. He was, understandably, on his wife’s mind, and was a prevailing theme throughout the show. A few songs into her set, Baez spoke to the audience about Harris, assuring them that “He’s fine, and we’re fine too.” As a tribute to her husband, Baezperformed “Joe Hill, a 1936 folk song about the trade union activist. 
Joan was joined by two members of Harris Resistance movement, Jeffrey Shurtleff and Richard Festinger who, along with Baez, called themselves the Struggle Mountain Resistance Band (named after the California-based draft-resistance commune in which Harris and Baez lived). Their songs together included a rousing rendition of The Byrds “Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man” and Willie Nelson’s “One Day at a Time.
Baez closes out her set by asking the audience to join her in singing “We Shall Overcome, dedicated to Harris. As a special bonus, the last track on the album replays the evening’s final announcements from the master of ceremonies, Chip Monck, which will make listeners feel like they are right there on that muddy farm in Bethel, NY. In her 1987 memoir, And a Voice to Sing With, Baez called Woodstock “Three extraordinary days of rain and music,” adding that, “I just stood up there in front of the residents of the golden city who were sleeping in the mud and each other’s arms, and I gave them what I could at the time. And they accepted my songs. It was a humbling moment, in spite of everything. I’d never sung to a city before.”
Singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez is one of the most significant figures in modern music, with a career that has spanned over six decades. Though often identified most closely with the folk movement of the sixties, her influence has extended far beyond that. A master interpreter of songs, Baez received critical and commercial success early on, recording an eclectic mix of traditional ballads, gospel and folk music. She focused awareness on songwriters ranging from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Richard Fariña, Leonard Cohen, and Tim Hardin, among others. With the passage of time, the list of songwriters whose work she recorded or performed grew to encompass Jackson Browne, Janis Ian, John Prine, Stevie Wonder, Steve Earle, Tom Waits, and many others, including songs written by Joan herself. 
Many traditional songs that Joan introduced on her earliest LPs found their way into the rock vernacular: “House Of the Rising Sun” (the Animals), “John Riley” (the Byrds), “Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You” (Led Zeppelin), “Jackaroe” (Grateful Dead), and “Long Black Veil” (the Band), to name a few. A multitude of British acts who trace their origins to Fairport Convention, Pentangle, and Steeleye Span were inspired by Joan’s versions of “Geordie,” “House Carpenter,” and “Matty Groves.” 
Baez’s career has never slowed down. The GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has released over 30 studio and live albums to-date, and still actively tours. Her GRAMMY®-nominated album, Whistle Down the Wind, debuted last year at #18 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart and #4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart—Baez’s strongest chart position since 1975’s Diamonds & RustBaez is currently in Europe for the final run of her extensive “Fare Thee Well Tour. Visit JoanBaez.com for more information. 
Track Listing:
1.    Oh Happy Day
2.    The Last Thing On My Mind
3.    I Shall Be Released
4.    He’s Fine, And We’re Fine, Too
5.    Joe Hill
6.    We Three Together Constitute The Struggle Mountain Resistance Band
7.    Sweet Sir Galahad
8.    Hickory Wind
9.    Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Band
10. One Day At A Time
11. Take Me Back To The Sweet Sunny South
12. Warm And Tender Love
13. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
14. I Think It’s Amazing The You People Are Still Awake
15. We Shall Overcome

Craft Recordings releases Joan Baez ‘Live At Woodstock’

Los Angeles, CA (August 14, 2019) —This fall, Craft Recordings will reissue three titles from Social Distortion’s independent catalog on vinyl. Set for a September 27threlease, the LPs include the band’s 1983 debut, Mommy’s Little Monster, their 2004 studio album, Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll, and 1995‘s Mainliner (Wreckage From the Past), which compiles early singles and rare B-sides. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, the enduring So-Cal punk icons just kicked off their extensive, two-month North American tour with Flogging Molly yesterday (8/13) in Dallas (full tour itinerary below).
Click to pre-order Mommy’s Little Monster, Sex, Love and Rock ‘N’ Roll, and Mainliner (Wreckage from the Past). Limited edition color variants also available via the official Social Distortion web store. 
Social Distortion formed in Orange County, CA, with front man Mike Ness and guitarist Dennis Danell at the helm. With their distinctive blend of punk and primitive rock ‘n’ roll, the four-piece (whose bassists and drummers would fluctuate over those years) found equal influences in bands like the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, and the Clash as well as the early country music of Hank Williams and the classic blues of artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Their 1983 debut, Mommy’s Little Monster was released on the band’s own label, 13th Floor Records. Full of raw vocals, powerful guitar-driven hooks, and plenty of attitude, the seminal album gained Social Distortion a national following and went on to inspire the likes of the Offspring, Rancid and many other well-known artists. Standout tracks include “The Creeps (I Just Wanna Give You)” and “Another State of Mind.
The next two decades would bring the band continued lineup changes, a rehab stint for Ness—who has maintained his sobriety since 1985—a major label deal, some of their highest-charting singles (“I Was Wrong” and “Bad Luck”), and two Gold records (for 1990’s Social Distortionand 1992’s Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell). In the late ‘90s, the band returned to their indie roots and signed to Time Bomb Recordings.
2004’s much-anticipated Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll marked the group’s first studio album in eight years, following 1996’s White Light, White Heat, White Trash and two solo records from Ness. The band had also taken time to refocus after the sudden death of founding member Dennis Danell at just 38. Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll found a grieving Ness looking inward, but it also produced some of the band’s most acclaimed material. AllMusic called it “Potent, hard-hitting rock & roll with real heart and soul behind it.” Adding that Social Distortion had “Held onto what made them great while growing and changing in the best ways, and the result is one of the best albums this band has made to date.” Highlights include the opening track, “Reach for the Sky,” which became one of the band’s biggest hits, as well as the introspective “Live Before You Die,” and the hopeful “Don’t Take Me For Granted,” written for Danell. Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll also featured a new guitarist, Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, who remains with Social Distortion today. 
The final reissue, Mainliner: Wreckage From the Past, offers Social Distortion’s earliest singles and B-sides from 1981, the majority of which never appeared on any of the band’s full-length albums. Released in 1995, the compilation gives fans a peek into the group’s creative development, when they were still teenagers, with fan favorites like “1945,” “All the Answers,” and “Moral Threat,” plus a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb.”
With a current lineup of Mike Ness on vocals, guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, bassist Brent Harding, and Dave Hidalgo Jr. on drums, Social Distortion shows no sign of slowing down. With seven studio albums under their belt, the punk godfathers’ searing guitars and locomotive rhythm section sound as alive today as they did in the early ‘80s, as do Ness’ hard-luck tales of love, loss, and lessons learned. As Craft continues to celebrate the band’s immense 40-year (to date) legacy, stay tuned for more announcements coming soon.
Track Listings:
Mommy’s Little Monster
A1. The Creeps
A2. Another State of Mind
A3. It Wasn’t A Pretty Picture
A4. Telling Them
B1. Hour Of Darkness
B2. Mommy’s Little Monster
B3. Anti-Fashion
B4. All The Answers
B5. Moral Threat
Sex, Love And Rock ‘N’ Roll
A1. Reach For The Sky
A2. Highway 101
A3. Don’t Take Me For Granted
A4. Footprints On My Ceiling
A5. Nickels And Dimes
B1. I Wasn’t Born To Follow
B2. Winner And Losers
B3. Faithless
B4. Live Before You Die
B5. Angel’s Wings
Mainliner (Wreckage From The Past)
A1. 1945 – Posh Boy Version
A2. Playpen – Posh Boy Version
A3. Mainliner            
A4. Moral Threat    
A5. All The Answers              
B1. Justice For All  
B2. Under My Thumb            
B3. 1945 – 13th Floor Version
B4. Playpen – 13th Floor Version
B5. Mass Hysteria 
2019 Tour Dates
Tues, August 13: Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Wed, August 14: Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
Fri, August 16: Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
Sat, August 17: Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
Sun, August 18: Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
Tue, August 20: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Wed, August 21: Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
Fri, August 23: Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Sat, August 24: Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
Sun, August 25: New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
Tue, August 27: Buffalo, NY @ Canalside
Wed, August 28: Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Fri, August 30: Westbrook, ME @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
Sat, August 31: Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Sun, September 1: Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall
Tue, September 3: Toronto, Canada @ RBC Echo Beach
Wed, September 4: Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Fri, September 6: Detroit, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Sat, September 7: Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Sun, September 8: Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
Tue, September 10: Des Moines, IA @ Water Works Park
Wed, September 11: Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Stir Cove
Fri, September 13: Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Sat, September 14: Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
Tue, September 17: Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
Wed, September 18: Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Fri, September 20: Portland, OR @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sat, September 21: Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
Sun, September 22: Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
Tue, September 24: Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park
Thu, September 26: Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley
Fri, September 27: Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sat, September 28: Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center – DLVEC
Sun, September 29: Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre

Craft Recordings to reissue 3 classic Social Distortion albums on vinyl