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  • Enjoy both LUCINDA WILLIAMS- This Sweet Old World (25th Anniversary Issue) and Lucinda Williams's Jukebox Vol. 6: You Are Cordially Invited... A Tribute to the Rolling Stones
  • ROLLING STONES COMBO- BOTH Lucinda Williams and HOT ROCKS 1964-1971

  • Bob Dylan LIVE! 1962-1966 - Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections and Essential Bob Dylan
  • Good News Restaurant & Bar Gift Certificate

    Carole Peck began her love affair with food 30 years ago, graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1973. Pioneering a then male-dominated profession, she grew to her now distinguished reputation. After graduation, Peck worked as the executive chef at many restaurants, resorts, and clubs from Cape Cod to Hilton Head to Austin to Miami and New York City. Along the way she continually gained recognition and professional acclaim.
    She settled in Litchfield County in 1983.
  • 101 Motown Anthems

    Various Artists INCLUDING The Jackson 5, The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Isley Brothers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Lionel Richie.
  • Milk of the Tree: Anthology Of Female Vocal Folk & Singer-Songwriters 1966-1973

    Notwithstanding one or two isolated exceptions, it wasn't until the mid-'60s that independent female voices really began to be heard within the music industry. Over the course of four hours and sixty tracks, Milk Of The Tree focuses on the music made in the late '60s and early '70s in both Britain and North America by either female solo artists or acts with featured female vocalists. Along the way, we encounter San Franciscan psychedelia, LA folk rock, Swinging London pop-folk, electric folk, progressive folk and even folk club folk as well as (of course) a plethora of singer- songwriters (including Various ladies of the Canyon) from the movement's golden age. As well as featuring most of the leading figures from both sides of the Atlantic, Milk Of The Tree includes many performers who received little attention at the time but who now have a cult reputation amongst collectors.
  • Lenny Kaye Presents Lightning Striking

    There are probably fewer pundits more qualified to opine upon popular music's past than Lenny Kaye. A keen observer of, and participant within, rock music's continued manifestations since it's birth pangs in the early 1950s, Kaye's deep knowledge, erudite analysis and infectious enthusiasm for the many tributaries whence and to where this behemoth of popular culture has flowed is something any aficionado should pay attention to. There is no better place to start than Lightning Striking, Kaye's new book that is part history, part memoir and one hundred percent engaging from start to finish. Like the book, it is a mixture of the familiar but essential and the fascinatingly unpredictable: in other words, not dissimilar to Kayes's curatorial triumph of yore Nuggets, the compilation that established the garage rock genre. The earliest entry is the Boswell Sisters' 1934 prophetic 'Rock And Roll', the most recent 'Gimme Chocolate!!" by hard rock/J-Pop hybrid Babymetal. In-between we hear a nuanced selection of the finest vintage R&B, pop, psychedelia, punk rock and heavy metal, from an intriguingly diverse selection of bedfellows. The sound quality is second to none, with plenty of ear-wrenching rarities - for instance, the unissued stereo take of the MC5's blitzkrieg 'Looking At You' peels paint faster than even the original mono A-Square single. Not to mention curios like 'Crazy Like A Fox', the author's very own 1966 "nugget if you dug it". Yes, "Lightning Striking" is the perfect companion to the tale Lenny tells, but it is also an energizing, inspiring listen in of itself, and a reminder once again of the life-affirming power of the music we all know and love. Hail, hail rock'n'roll!
  • Limited edition autographed book by musician and author Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club. Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, both members of the Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club new wave rock bands celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary this year. Frantz, 69, of Fairfield has written a memoir about his life, “Remain in Love,” released on July 23 by St. Martin’s Press. The book’s title refers to his commitment to Weymouth as well as to his bands and music. WPKN is honored to be able to offer autographed copies of the book as a way to gather member donations.
  • Be a part of history with your pledge of only $89.50! Put your name or the name of a loved one on one of our 177 high-density LP storage shelves.  Enter your dedication text in the "Additional information Order notes (optional)" during checkout. It can be your name, your family name, a friend's name... anyone you want to remember!
  • Lucinda Williams's Jukebox Vol. 6: You Are Cordially Invited... A Tribute to the Rolling Stones

    Well, my first thoughts are that Williams has drawn, not unsurprisingly exclusively from the Stones purple patch, from '65 to '74 but it's an interesting selection. There are of course the obvious choices: "Satisfaction", "Paint It Black", "Sympathy For The Devil" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want" but there are also some rather less obvious numbers like "No Expectations", "Moonlight Mile" and "Time Waits For No One", and there's no room for some of the Stones big hits, "Jumping Jack Flash" for example; so it's an interesting mix. By and large, Williams hasn't reinvented or reimagined any of these songs, there are tweaks and some nice additions but pretty much they retain the sound and character of the originals, although there are exceptions and foremost amongst these is "Dead Flowers", always one of my favorites in the Stones catalog.
  • Prime Prine: The Best of John Prine

    Atlantic Records Prime Prine is the 1976 compilation of songs from John Prine’s first four albums. Features the tracks “Sam Stone”, The Great Compromise" and "Sweet Revenge". Tracks: "Sam Stone" "Saddle in the Rain" "Please Don't Bury Me" "The Great Compromise" "Grandpa Was a Carpenter" "Donald and Lydia" "Illegal Smile" "Sweet Revenge" "Dear Abby" "Souvenirs" "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard" "Hello in There"
  • LUCINDA WILLIAMS- This Sweet Old World (25th Anniversary Issue)

    25th ANNIVERSARY 2017 reissue of her wonderful 1992 album 'Sweet Old World', completely rerecorded & expanded with 4 bonus tracks plus new artwork! Includes 'Sidewalks Of The City' & 'Hot Blood' plus a cover of the Nick Drake song 'Which Will'.
  • Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys

    Appreciate what makes Sounds of Summer unique. This is the first single-disc collection to feature such a large cross-section of hits from the group's entire career, spanning 1962's "Surfin' Safari" through 1988's "Kokomo." All 30 tracks, spanning several label changes, were Billboard Top 40 hits and are probably now as identifiable as the national anthem to anyone with radio or TV access. The fact that the tracks aren't in chronological order helps make for a fresh listening experience, as does the crisp digital sound. And yet these songs--even those that are more than four decades old--always sound strangely fresh and will likely remain so as long as there are beaches, young people, and that symbolic season of freedom and dreams.
  • The Best of Laura Nyro: Stoned Soul Picnic

    The second retrospective album by Bronx-born musician Laura Nyro and the most comprehensive overview of her work to date. It was the last album Nyro released during her lifetime, and she died from ovarian cancer less than two months after its release.
  • Hot Rocks, 1964-1971

    1971 collection from the Rolling Stones, one of the biggest selling titles in their 50 year career. Features all the great hits spanning the years 1964 to 1971. Features 21 tracks. It's the rare greatest-hits album that takes on a life of its own. Generally, best-of collections are superseded by updated retrospectives. Hot Rocks is one of the rare exceptions to the rule. Originally released in 1972, it instantly became the Stones intro of choice, elbowing aside Big Hits, High Tide and Green Grass and Through the Past Darkly. Why? It happened to hit the racks when Mick and company were at their creative peak. The 21 tracks found here represent seven years of dizzying growth. From "Time is on My Side" through "Satisfaction" and "Let's Spend the Night Together," on to Sticky Fingers's "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses," Hot Rocks never lets up. The likes of Sucking in the '70s and Jump Back come and go, but this Stones overview will not be moved.
  • Bob Dylan Live 1962-1966 - Rare Performances From The Copyright Collections

    29 rare performances from the 'copyright collections' chronicling his transformation from groundbreaking acoustic "folk" artist to pop culture icon.
  • The Essential Bob Dylan

    Pledge $85 32 songs and 2 great CD's of Bob Dylan. I like the newer songs such as "Mississippi" and "Make You Feel Like Love" instead of "Silvio" and some others. My only complaint is that I still wished it had "Shelter From The Storm" which was taken off this collection for some other songs. However, I also recommend getting the album Blood on the Tracks which has "Shelter From The Storm" among other greats. I also recommend The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan for such Dylan greats as "Masters of War", "Girl From North Country", and "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall". I also recommend Bringing It All Back Home album for the Dylan classic, "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" and "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue". But if you're looking for just a good Dylan compilation this is perfect without buying every Dylan album this is perfect.
  • Medium gray T in a variety of sizes features the WPKN Write-On design by Wendy Flanagan
  • Starry Eyed and Laughing: Forever Young

    1 Forever Young (Bob Dylan) 2 I'm So RestlessWritten By (Roger McGuinn) 3 Miles Away 4 Dancing Slow 5 Givin' You The Blues 6 Another You 7 Jet Plane Rider 8 4 + 20 (Stephen Stills) 9 (Just Like) A Weepy Movie 10 Lay Down Your Weary Tune (Bob Dylan) 11 Propinquinty (I've Just Begun To Care) (Michael Nesmith) 12 I Thought I Was A Child (Jackson Browne) 13 So Tired 14 In The Madness (Electric Version) 15 He Was A Friend Of Mine (Roger McGuinn) 16 Strangers All Over Again 17 Meet Me Lord (At The Bottom Of The Hill) 18 You Ain't Goin’ Nowhere (Bob Dylan)
  • NEW! Check out the front and back design T-shirt in natural or black featuring the WPKN MOVE art custom-designed by Liz Squillace and the New Yorker quote on the back of the T.
  • New September 21! Pre-order today with your donation of $75 to WPKN! A radically new understanding of and practical approach to climate change by noted environmentalist Paul Hawken, creator of the New York Times bestseller Drawdown Regeneration offers a visionary new approach to climate change, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, equity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy, and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation. It is the first book to describe and define the burgeoning regeneration movement spreading rapidly throughout the world. Regeneration describes how an inclusive movement can engage the majority of humanity to save the world from the threat of global warming, with climate solutions that directly serve our children, the poor, and the excluded. This means we must address current human needs, not future existential threats, real as they are, with initiatives that include but go well beyond solar, electric vehicles, and tree planting to include such solutions as the fifteen-minute city, bioregions, azolla fern, food localization, fire ecology, decommodification, forests as farms, and the number one solution for the world: electrifying everything. Paul Hawken and the nonprofit Regeneration Organization are launching a series of initiatives to accompany the book, including a streaming video series, curriculum, podcasts, teaching videos, and climate action software. Regeneration is the inspiring and necessary guide to inform the rapidly spreading climate movement.
  • Black New York Move T Natural New York Move T
    Celebrate WPKNs amazing recognition in The New Yorker magazine as “the Greatest Radio Station in The World” with one of these limited-edition Ts designed and hand-printed by Liz Squillace of Paradox Ink. Available in Natural or Black unisex sizes XS to 3XL in long or short sleeves.
  • A practical and comprehensive guide to surviving the greatest disaster of our time, from New York Times bestselling self-help author and beloved CBS Sunday Morning science and technology correspondent David Pogue. You might not realize it, but we’re already living through the beginnings of climate chaos. In Arizona, laborers now start their day at 3 a.m. because it’s too hot to work past noon. Chinese investors are snapping up real estate in Canada. Millennials have evacuation plans. Moguls are building bunkers. Retirees in Miami are moving inland. In How to Prepare for Climate Change, bestselling self-help author David Pogue offers sensible, deeply researched advice for how the rest of us should start to ready ourselves for the years ahead. Pogue walks readers through what to grow, what to eat, how to build, how to insure, where to invest, how to prepare your children and pets, and even where to consider relocating when the time comes. (Two areas of the country, in particular, have the requisite cool temperatures, good hospitals, reliable access to water, and resilient infrastructure to serve as climate havens in the years ahead.) He also provides wise tips for managing your anxiety, as well as action plans for riding out every climate catastrophe, from superstorms and wildfires to ticks and epidemics. Timely and enlightening, How to Prepare for Climate Change is an indispensable guide for anyone who read The Uninhabitable Earth or The Sixth Extinction and wants to know how to make smart choices for the upheaval ahead.
  • In this new book, Douglas W. Tallamy takes the next step and outlines his vision for a grassroots approach to conservation. Nature’s Best Hope shows how homeowners everywhere can turn their yards into conservation corridors that provide wildlife habitats. Because this approach relies on the initiatives of private individuals, it is immune from the whims of government policy. Even more important, it’s practical, effective, and easy — you will walk away with specific suggestions you can incorporate into your own yard. If you’re concerned about doing something good for the environment, Nature’s Best Hope is the blueprint you need. By acting now, you can help preserve our precious wildlife — and the planet — for future generations.

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