Buddy Miller on "vinyl" (LP)


Buddy Miller’s Your Love And Other Lies and Cruel Moon albums were released by HIghtone Records (a great, great label) on CD only (during the digital dark years, ’95 and ’99 respectively) . They are now available as LP’s on the fantastic Bear Family Records, the German label that in the 80’s and 90’s earned the reputation as the best reissue and compilation label in the world, with prices unfortunately considerably higher than those of Rhino, etc. Their catalog is massive, covering Blues, Jump Blues, Jazz, Rockabilly, 1950’s Rock ’n’ Roll (I find the term Oldies insulting), Hillbilly, Country, Vocalists, and many other genres. They offered both LP’s and CD’s, single discs and boxsets, with superb pressings and packaging, and very detailed liner notes by well-known music historians and authorities. These two LP’s are fantastic pressings, done at the well known Pallis in Diepholz Germany.

If you have yet to discover Buddy Miller, get to it! ;-) He serves as Emmylou Harris’ guitarist/harmony singer/bandleader/producer, and has quite a solo career of his own (including producing other artists). These two albums are amongst the crown jewels in my collection, as good as music gets. Great material (some written by his wife Julie, herself a singer with her own albums), great singing, great musicianship, great production and engineering. The LP’s are considerable cheaper on Amazon that through Bear Family’s website.

The hype sticker on the front of the shrink wrap reads:

"Nothing in the universe sounds as marvelous as a perfectly-made phonograph record, recreating the sound in exactly the same manner as the artist wanted you to hear it."

"Bear Family albums are accurate, pure 180 gram vinyl pressings, derived from the vintage source tapes. Our company is renowned the world over for our sensitive mastering and compulsive quality control. It’s our firm desire to make perfect records at affordable prices."

Mission accomplished! That hype sticker is no hype.


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I heard you, headed there now. Thanks for the headsup. Enjoy the music
Cool....we love Buddy and Julie and got to see him live years ago down here in FL fantastic!  Those are probably my 2 fav albums of his.
Maybe a few dollars cheaper still on Fleabay.....
Thanks Eric!
I have both of those. Interestingly, just turned on tv and Emmylou & Buddy & Patty Griffin & Shawn Colvin are on Soundstage.
Tv?
What is this that you speak of?

Cool, guys! Amazon is funny: when I placed my order, the price of the Your Love And Other Lies LP was around $26, Cruel Moon $21 (why the difference? The both have the same list price). When the LP's arrived I checked the titles again on Amazon, and there was only one copy left of the Cruel Moon LP, and it's price had jumped up to that of the YLAOL LP!

Kevin, ya know It never occurred to me to look for the LP's on ebay. I'll start doing that (though Amazon just issued me a credit card for use on the site. Uh oh ;-). By the way, Part 3 of Danny Richie's series of You Tube videos dedicated to OB/Dipole loudspeakers and subs just posted today. This one's the best of the three (the first two set the table for the meal that is the third); in it Danny explains and demonstrates the engineering that goes into OB/Dipole baffle design, and how it affects the frequency response of the drivers. Fantastic!

Eric
Looks like eBay and Amazon same on pricing right now.
I have same problem with eBay though in that they gave me an eBay credit card, very dangerous indeed!

And thank you for the heads up on the part 3!
Pretty sure will be a LOT more interesting than the other bilge that is occurring on the goggle box tonight....
I have both and they are Gr8. I love Julie :-)


When I saw Buddy & Julie at The Roxy Theater in Hollywood (right on Sunset Blvd., a block down from The Whiskey A Go Go) in the late-90’s, they had Patty Griffin come on stage for a song. A while later they brought up Don Heffington, whom Buddy employs on some of his recordings. Don was the drummer in Lone Justice, the 1980’s band Maria McKee was in before starting her solo career. Maria’s Brother Bryan was in the group Love in the 60’s (and perhaps into the early-70’s, I don’t know).

Lots of L.A. singer/songwriters were in the audience, including Dave Alvin, sitting at the table next to my gal and I. She was a big fan of The Blasters, the Blues/Rockabilly/Hillbilly band Dave was in with his brother Phil. Dave eventually left The Blasters to join X, leaving them to start HIS solo career.