Update: Stark Reality “Acting, Thinking, Feeling” LP/CD/Digital Out NOW; Free MP3….

Now-Again | Mar. 1, 2013 | News |

Acting, Thinking, Feeling: the Stark Reality’s complete works is out NOW on 6LP/3CD box set/digital. See pics and grab a free MP3, below!

That’s right: there were some delays, but we’re happy to announce that our Stark Reality Acting, Thinking, Feeling box set is now out in all formats – LP, CD and digital. You can see pictures of the LP and CD box set below, and if you want to buy the album digitally you have two choices: you can buy the albums a la carte at Itunes (link below), Emusic or your favorite DSP, or you can subscribe to Now-Again Deluxe at Drip.fm and the entirety of the set as a signing bonus (email us for details). As we noted before, you can download the un-edited version of “All You Need To Make Music,” restored from a brand new master tape transfer (like the entirety of our set) below.

Download: Stark Reality “All You Need To Make Music (Full Version)”
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Buy: Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop on Itunes
Buy: Stark Reality Acting, Thinking, Feeling on Itunes

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Stark Reality “Acting, Thinking, Feeling” Box Set Pics – And A Free MP3….

Now-Again | Dec. 16, 2012 | News | ,

Acting, Thinking, Feeling: the Stark Reality’s complete works will be released Feb. 5th, 2013 as a 6LP/3CD box set. The entire album is available now to our subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe. See pics of the CD box set, and grab a free MP3, below!

We’ve just received our advance copies of the Stark Reality’s Acting, Thinking, Feeling 3 CD box sets and damn do they look boss. So boss, in fact, that we’re showing you a bit of what you’re in for come February 5th. You’ll note, of course, the thick cardboard “tip-on” mini-LP gatefold packages, the 52 page adhered booklet, and of course our custom designed slipcase.

And, since we’ve already mentioned that this is the band’s complete, unadulterated works, what better way to prove that than to give away the full length, unedited version of the Monty Stark-penned masterwork “All You Need To Make Music” – recently restored and remastered from, as we promised, the original tapes in a glorious new transfer.

Images of the 6LP box set to come soon.

Download: Stark Reality “All You Need To Make Music (Full Version)”
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Stark Reality – Acting, Thinking, Feeling

Now-Again | Nov. 30, 2012 | Catalog |

Buy: Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop on Itunes
Buy: Stark Reality Acting, Thinking, Feeling on Itunes

This anthology produced, with liner notes and annotation by Eothen “Egon” Alapatt.
Original sessions produced by Monty Stark, Stark Reality, Ahmad Jamal and WGBH, Boston.

Restoration and remastering by Dave Cooley and Kelly Hibbert for Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, USA.
Master Tape Transfers by Len Horowitz at History of Recorded Sound, Los Angeles, CA.
Art direction by Errol Richardson for Busy Monster, Toronto, Canada.
Original photography by Jim Bourne and others.
Original artwork by Mehitabel Katze (AKA Mel Dietmier)

3CD Tracklist:

Disc One and Disc Two: Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop

Disc One:

Merry Go Round
Junkman’s Song (Carmichael)
Thirty Days Hath September (Carmichael)
The Whale (Carmichael)
The Old Prospector (Carmichael)
Grandfather Clock (Smith, Carmichael)
Cooking (Carmichael)
Shooting Stars (Fisher, Carmichael)

Disc Two:

Rocket Ship (Carmichael)
Dreams (Chute, Carmichael)
Blue Pillow (Abercrombie)
Swing High (Carmichael)
Clouds (Carmichael)
Traveling (Carmichael)
Bustin’ Out of Doors (Carmichael)
Comrades (Dean, Carmichael)
All You Need to Make Music (Stark)

Disc Three: Roller Coaster Ride (1969) and Acting, Thinking, Feeling.

Pretty Music (Neloms)
Nani (Morrison, Stark)
Roller Coaster Ride (Stark)
Too Much Tenderness (Stark)
Red Yellow Moonbeams (Stark)
Sunday’s Song (Stark)
On Being Black (Stark)
Red Yellow Moonbeams (Stark)
New World Generation (Morrison, Stark)
Prelude to Say Brother (Stark)
Theme to Say Brother (Stark)
Acting, Thinking, Feeling Pt. 1 (Stark)
Acting, Thinking, Feeling Pt. 2 (Stark)
Acting, Thinking, Feeling Pt. 3 (Stark)

LP Tracklist:

As above, except that each song appears on the album on which it was originally issued and bonus tracks are all contained on a separate album.

6LP/3CD. NA 5094. 2013.

Stark Reality “Acting, Thinking, Feeling” Part Two Up On Now-Again Deluxe

Now-Again | Nov. 18, 2012 | News |

Acting, Thinking, Feeling: the Stark Reality’s complete works will be released Feb. 5th, 2013 as a 6LP/3CD box set. The entire album is available now to our subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe!

The second half of Acting, Thinking, Feeling anthology is now available via Now-Again Deluxe – nearly two months ahead of our worldwide street date. This album contains their long out-of-print 1969 (first issued on this label in 2003), the two sides of their Big Yellow 7″ single, the three part song “Acting, Thinking, Feeling” and a series of unreleased tracks discovered by Porter Records’ Luke Mosling – issued here for the first time!

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Update: Stark Reality “Acting, Thinking, Feeling” Release Date; Part One Available Now Via Now-Again Deluxe

Now-Again | Nov. 1, 2012 | News |

Acting, Thinking, Feeling: the Stark Reality’s complete works will be released Feb. 5th, 2013 as a 6LP/3CD box set. The complete Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop album available now to our subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe!

A couple of months ago, we announced that both the 6LP and 3CD versions of this anthology – which we’re calling Acting, Thinking, Feeling – are now in production. We’ve now confirmed that both formats will be released worldwide on February 5th, 2013.

As we noted, Included will be the entirety of their AJP-issued album The Stark Reality Discovers Hoagy Carmichael’s Music Shop. This is the first time that this album has been reissued in its entirety – and has been restored and remastered from brand new master tape transfers. The album is now available to our subscribers at Now-Again Deluxe. The second half of our Acting, Thinking, Feeling anthology will be available via Now-Again Deluxe in less than two weeks.

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