4 Men With Beards

4 Men With Beards

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Part of the Runt label group, specializing in 180 gram vinyl reissues. CD editions are released simultaneously by Water.
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Contact Info:
4 Men With Beards
101 Glacier Point Ste. C
San Rafael, CA 94901
Sites:
[l36605]

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4M 101 Aretha Franklin I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 101 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M102 Les McCann & Eddie Harris Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M102 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M103 Sonny Sharrock Black Woman(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M103 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M104 The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Bap-Tizum(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M104 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M105 Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M105 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M 106 Eddie Harris The Electrifying Eddie Harris(LP, RM, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 106 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M107 Les McCann Layers(LP, Album, RM, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M107 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M108 Terry Reid River(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M108 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M109 The Art Ensemble Of Chicago Fanfare For The Warriors(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M109 US 2001 Sell This Version
4M110 Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* With Thelonious Monk Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers* With Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M110 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M111 Aretha Franklin Soul '69(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M111 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M 112 Dusty Springfield Dusty In Memphis (Album) 4M 112 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M113 Nico (3) Desertshore (Album) 4M113 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M114 Aretha Franklin Spirit In The Dark(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M114 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M 115 Aretha Franklin Live At Fillmore West (Album) 4M 115 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M116 Gene Clark White Light(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M116 US 2008 Sell This Version
4m117 John Fahey America(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4m117 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M 118 Young Holt Unlimited Oh Girl(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 118 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M119 The Charles Lloyd Quartet Love-In(LP, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M119 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M 120 Judee Sill Judee Sill (Album) 4M 120 US 2004 Sell This Version
4M 121 Judee Sill Heart Food(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M 121 US 2004 Sell This Version
4M 122 Herbie Hancock Blow-Up - The Original Soundtrack Album(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 122 US 2002 Sell This Version
4M 123 Various Zabriskie Point (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)(LP, Comp, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 123 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M124 Nelson Riddle Lolita (The Original Sound Track Recording)(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M124 US 2004 Sell This Version
4M 125 John Cale Paris 1919(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 125 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M126 Nina Simone The Amazing Nina Simone (Album) 4M126 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M127 Eddie Gale Eddie Gale's Ghetto Music (Album) 4M127 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M 128 Eddie Gale Black Rhythm Happening (Album) 4M 128 US 2003 Sell This Version
4M129 Nina Simone Nina Simone At Town Hall(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M129 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 130 Aretha Franklin Lady Soul(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 130 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 131 Aretha Franklin Aretha Now(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 131 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 132 Tim Buckley Goodbye And Hello(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M 132 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M133 Tim Buckley Blue Afternoon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M133 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M134 Tim Buckley Starsailor(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M134 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M135 The Flying Burrito Bros The Gilded Palace Of Sin (Album) 4M135 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M136 The Velvet Underground VU(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M136 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M137 The Velvet Underground Another View(LP, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M137 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M138 Nico (3) Chelsea Girl(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M138 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M139 Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M139 US 2005 Sell This Version
4M 140 Cluster Cluster(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 140 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M 141 Cluster & Eno* Cluster & Eno* - Cluster & Eno(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 141 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M 142 Big Star 3rd(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 142 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M 143 Chris Bell I Am The Cosmos (Album) 4M 143 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M144 Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M144 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M 145 Tim Buckley Happy Sad (Album) 4M 145 US 2006 Sell This Version
4M 146 Tim Buckley Lorca(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 146 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M147 The Fugs Tenderness Junction(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M147 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M148 The Fugs It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M148 US 2007 Sell This Version
4M149 Scott Walker Scott(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M149 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M150 Scott Walker Scott 2(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M150 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M151 Scott Walker Scott 3(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M151 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M152 Scott Walker Scott 4(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M152 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M153 The Flying Burrito Bros.* Burrito Deluxe(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M153 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M154 The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) The Velvet Underground & Nico (3) - The Velvet Underground & Nico(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M154 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M155 The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M155 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M 156 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M 156 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M157 Fairport Convention What We Did On Our Holidays(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M157 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M158 Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M158 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M159 Fairport Convention Liege & Lief(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M159 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M160 Funkadelic Funkadelic (Album) 4M160 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M161 Funkadelic Maggot Brain (Album) 4M161 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M162 Cluster Sowiesoso(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M162 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M163 Eno* - Moebius* - Roedelius* Eno* - Moebius* - Roedelius* - After The Heat(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M163 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M164 Anne Briggs Anne Briggs(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M164 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M165 Anne Briggs The Time Has Come(LP, RE, Album, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M165 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M166 La Düsseldorf La Düsseldorf(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M166 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M167 La Düsseldorf Viva(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M167 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M168 Jorge Ben Fôrça Bruta(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M168 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M169 Gal Costa Gal Costa(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M169 US 2008 Sell This Version
4M170 Gainsbourg* L'Homme À Tête De Chou(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M170 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M171 Gainsbourg* Aux Armes Et Cætera(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M171 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M172 Funkadelic Free Your Mind... And Your Ass Will Follow (Album) 4M172 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M173 Funkadelic Cosmic Slop (Album) 4M173 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M 174 Faust So Far(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 174 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M175 Moondog (2) Moondog (Album) 4M175 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M176 Moondog (2) More Moondog(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M176 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M177 Moondog (2) The Story Of Moondog(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M177 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M178 Serge Gainsbourg Et Brigitte Bardot Serge Gainsbourg Et Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie And Clyde(LP, Comp, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M178 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M179 Funkadelic America Eats Its Young (Album) 4M179 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M180 Funkadelic Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On (Album) 4M180 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M181 Small Faces Small Faces(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M181 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M182 Small Faces From The Beginning(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M182 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M183 The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M183 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M 184 The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders 2(LP, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M 184 US 2009 Sell This Version
4M185 Hawkwind Hawkwind(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M185 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M186 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges* - Clube Da Esquina(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M186 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M187 Lô Borges* Lô Borges(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M187 US 2010 Sell This Version
4m188 Bridget St. John Ask Me No Questions(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m188 UK 2010 Sell This Version
4M189 Bridget St. John Songs For The Gentle Man(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M189 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M190 Bridget St. John Thank You For...(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 4 Men With Beards 4M190 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M191 Kevin Coyne Case History(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M191 US 2012 Sell This Version
4m192 Bukka White Mississippi Blues(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m192 US 2010 Sell This Version
4m193 Robert Pete Williams Louisiana Blues (Album) 4m193 US 2011 Sell This Version
4M194 Michael Rother Flammende Herzen(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M194 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M195 Serge Gainsbourg Gainsbourg Percussions(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M195 US 2011 Sell This Version
4m196 Serge Gainsbourg Initials B.B.(LP, Comp, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4m196 US 2010 Sell This Version
4M198 Hearts And Flowers Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers(LP, Album, RE, 180) 4 Men With Beards 4M198 US 2012 Sell This Version
4M199 Hearts And Flowers Of Horses, Kids, And Forgotten Women(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M199 US 2012 Sell This Version
4M200 Gene Clark No Other(LP, Album, RE) 4 Men With Beards 4M200 US 2012 Sell This Version
4m201 John Fahey Blind Joe Death (Album) 4m201 US 2012 Sell This Version

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andyjl65

andyjl65

July 6, 2017
I concur, I played my '4 beards..' cut of I'm Stranded by The Saints a couple of days ago and it sounded pretty awful. Very thin, no bass, no dynamics, harsh sounding. Like it had been mastered from an overloaded cheap cassette from 1978. Shame because it was a quiet enough, flat, heavy vinyl pressing. I definitely wouldn't buy their products again.
fine-vinyl-berlin

fine-vinyl-berlin

June 29, 2017
Something I found in a forum, I´m quoting a quote
(http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/who-is-4-men-with-beards.22142/)
"but there are several other specialty
labels, including a new one in the East Bay called 4 Men with Beards, run by
Russ Tolman, Filippo Salvadori, and Pat Thomas (two have beards, one is a Jazz
Bachelor, and the fourth is a mystery). Their specialty is vinyl, and they've
just reissued Dusty in Memphis along with some titles by Aretha Franklin, Nico,
and Otis Redding, with jazz artists including Les McCann and the Art Ensemble
of Chicago. Yes, they know they are geeks. "Our name comes from two places,"
says Thomas. "There's a local band called Mushroom that has a song titled 'For
Men with Beards.' But it's really mocking ourselves and other record-collecting
geeks, guys in their thirties and forties with beards and sweaters. So even
though the name of the label is the number 4, we really mean 'for.' I think
you know the kind of guys we mean ... "
perceptiongroove

perceptiongroove

May 17, 2017
i have aretha soul 69/ 4 men and original / 4 men has more punch and bass.
original sound classic.
i keep them both
iamheasyouarehe

iamheasyouarehe

May 15, 2017
Heard a lot of bad things about this company but I just picked up their pressing of Nico's Chelsea Girl and haven't run into any problems yet
ancientdoom88

ancientdoom88

April 19, 2017
Awful label who someone how got the rights to press some of the best albums ever... and they ruined them. When I first started vinyl I bought many of there reissues because they were cheap and brand new. All of them had problems: bad vinyl cutting, distortions, sibilance and clearly CD's were used for masters. Just bad all around, if you have any of these I highly recommend you sell them and put down the extra money for an original press.
jchristiananderson

jchristiananderson

March 25, 2017
It's hard to tell which is the worst reissue label operating today. Plain and 4 Men With Beards are both locked in a race to the bottom, and both have a strong case to make for the unenviable title. Each suffers from low quality control during the manufacturing of their LPs. Dirty and scratched records are common. The sourcing for their reissues is equally frustrating. I don't know where the hell they get the material they use but it's certainly far removed from and early/first generation sources. In short, if you care about quality at all, stay away from this label. It's sad because they have so many great titles in print, but don't be tempted. You'll eventually regret buying it. Over the past year I've gotten rid of a solid dozen or so 4 Men With Beards pressings in my collection. Good riddance. My only regret is buying them in the first place.
boblintaywhistle

boblintaywhistle

February 18, 2017
Thankful for my copy of Starsailor, which sounds great and is pressed just fine.
DarkRob

DarkRob

January 25, 2017
My sealed copy of Bauhaus (Sky's gone out) was off centered and scratched. Never again!
comsat38

comsat38

October 8, 2016
Agreed: all pressings I have heard are very poor. Looks like they'll have to reinvent the wheel.
Free_Phi

Free_Phi

August 18, 2016
How is this company still around? The four men are evidently deaf as well as bearded.