Ry Cooder - Ry Cooder


Speakers Corner (Reprise)



Product No.:
AREP 6402
EAN: 4260019716095
In Stock

180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP
Original Price: $41.99
(Not Eligible for Additional Discount)

All Sales Final on This Item

or Add to Wishlist

Also available on:
Preowned Vinyl Record
German Pressing/ Canada Collection

180-gram vinyl

By the time he was age 22, Ry Cooder was already a veteran of the music business and in great demand as a studio musician and sideman. Shortly after signing a contract with Warner Music in 1969, he released his first album under his own name, placing his confidence in the musical talent he had developed since being a child and on the rare value of his favorite instrument, the steel guitar.

The present LP that carries his name is a fascinating blend of blues, folk, rock 'n' roll and pop — a unique mixture, which combines superb songs, virtuosic playing and somewhat bizarre yet imaginative arrangements. For material, Cooder, the son of folklorist parents, dug out 10 gems coming from more than six decades, right back to the 1920s — by legends such as Woody Guthrie, Blind Blake, Sleepy John Estes and Leadbelly, as well as a more up-to-date Randy Newman composition.

As magnificent as his choice might be, it is the exuberant charm of his own instrumental composition "Available Space" that almost steals the show here. Expansive and unbiased, Cooder plays an ironic game made up of wordless irregular phrases, which promise the listener something new and ultimately circle in an infinite loop.
Cooder's need to prove himself, moderated by his veneration for the past, helps to create a completely original work that will prove rewarding for the adventurous listener.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under www.pure-analogue.com. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

Recording: 1970 at various studios by Bob Kovacs, Doug Botnick, Rudy Hill and Jim Lowe
Production: Lenny Waronker and Van Dyke Parks

1. Side A
2. 1. Alimony
3. 2. France Chance
4. 3. One Meat Ball
5. 4. Do Re Mi
6. 5. Old Kentucky Home
7. 6. How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live
Side B
9. 1. Available Space
10. 2. Pig Meat
11. 3. Police Dog Blues
12. 4. Goin' To Brownsville
13. 5. Dark Is The Night

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.


posted on 12/30/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Mike
Absolutely perfect pressing - sonic bliss - recommend you pick this up while still in stock!

Write a review and let people know what you think of this product OR just rate it.