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Mark Craney & Friends/Something with a Pulse ....CD $17.99

Mark Craney & Friends/Something with a Pulse ....CD $17.99

An old fan favorite from the early years of The Artist Shop makes a brief return, Mark Craney & Friends Something with a Pulse.  Mark Craney was a consumate drummer who played with Jethro Tull, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gino Vannelli and many, many more.   In 1997 when Craney was experiencing some medical issues his good friend Doane Perry, Jethro Tull's drummer following Craney, called on members of that wide circle of friends to create Something with a Pulse, a tribute to Mark to help defray his medical expenses.   Some tracks donated were archival releases (some previously unreleased) and some tracks were recorded specifically for this album.  Many tracks feature Marks incredible playing.  This will only be available for a short time, so get yours now.

1. Jethro Tull - Black Sunday (live)
2. Eric Burdon - I'm Your Man
3. Tower of Power - What Is Hip? (live)
4. Mark's Brothers - Listen to Your Heart
5. Gino Vanelli - Brother to Brother (live)
6. Talking Drums - Guaramina
7. Fairport Convention - Slipjigs and Reels
8. Mike Keneally - Craney
9. Miller/Craney/Miller - Blockhead (live)
10. Terry Bozzio - Klangfarben Melodie
11. Mark's Brothers - They Don't Make'em Like They Used To
12. Thread - Hands of Kindness (excerpt)
13. Ian Anderson - Song for Jeffrey
14. James Taylor - New Hymn (live)

 

 

Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Manifesto Records is proud to announce the CD/DVD release of Frankfurt '86, the third in a continuing series of classic Allan Holdsworth live performances. In this performance at the 1986 Deutsches Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, Allan Holdsworth is accompanied by Gary Husband on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Kei Akagi on keyboards. Gary Husband also contributed some very personal liner notes to the package. The performance of Frankfurt '86 was beautifully recorded and filmed and was originally broadcast on German Television. The sound quality of the audio and picture quality of the video are both amazing and were digitally re-mastered from the original tapes.

 

 

Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $54.99

Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $54.99

Limited CD + DVD edition in deluxe "pop-up" packaging. The Red Planet is Rick Wakeman's 2020 studio album. The album harks back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed 1973 solo debut album The Six Wives of Henry VIII and No Earthly Connection. These releases showcased heavy keyboards and focused on a central theme. Rick recorded The Red Planet with a collective of musicians dubbed The English Rock Ensemble, featuring guitarist Dave Colquhoun, bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Ash Soan. Pomeroy has also been a touring member of Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman and Jeff Lynne's ELO, while Soan has played drums with Squeeze, Del Amitri and many other artists.

 

 

Bill Bruford/Live at the Venue + 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions ....import double CD$19.99

Bill Bruford/Live at the Venue + 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions ....import double CD$19.99

Bill Bruford is the original drummer in Yes and was a long term member of King Crimson. The band Bruford achieved critical acclaim and commercial success at the time and the band's catalogue has enjoyed longevity in the rock genre. The line-up on the album is: Bill Bruford, John Clark, Dave Stewart and Jeff Berlin. This release includes two CDs housed in a replica gatefold sleeve and has been approved by Bill Bruford. Both of these discs were previously only available in the "Seems Like a Lifetime Ago" box set and see their first release outside of the box here. This definitive re-release is on Bruford's own Winterfold Records and was overseen personally by Bill Bruford.

Bill Bruford/Gradually Going Tornado + The Bruford Tapes ....import double CD $19.99

Bill Bruford/Gradually Going Tornado + The Bruford Tapes ....import double CD $19.99

A double CD set including the 1980 studio release Gradually Going Tornado and the 1979 live outing The Bruford Tapes.  Featuring a line-up of Bill Bruford, John Clark, Dave Stewart and Jeff Berlin. This definitive re-release is on Bruford's own Winterfold Records and was overseen personally by Bill.

 

 

Frank Zappa and the Mothers/The Mothers 1970 ....4 CD Box Set $55.99

Frank Zappa and the Mothers/The Mothers 1970 ....4 CD Box Set $55.99

A 4-CD collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Mothers with 70 unreleased tracks. Personnel includes Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (Flo & Eddie), George Duke, Ian Underwood, Jeff Simmons and Aynsley Dunbar. Featuring unheard studio sessions from Trident Studios in London England with engineer Roy Thomas Baker, and historical live performances mostly captured by Zappa's own tape recorder. Clam Shell Box with 4 discs, booklet and a button.

Anthony Phillips/The Living Room Concert [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Anthony Phillips/The Living Room Concert [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of The Living Room Concert by original Genesis guitarist and celebrated solo artist and composer Anthony Phillips.  Originally released in May 1995, the album featured highlights of a live solo performance by Anthony which was recorded on March 21st 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert Series for the US Radio programme Echoes, a daily programme of contemporary instrumental music. The show was broadcast on 120 public radio stations in America on 25th June 1993.  For the performance Anthony selected a number of acoustic guitar and piano pieces for the performance, drawing mainly on tracks originally released on the albums The Geese and The Ghost, Private Parts and Pieces and A Catch at The Tables, along with two pieces from New England, the eighth volume in the Private Parts & Pieces series and a solo 12-string version of the first movement of a Guitar Quintet that he had composed in 1976, which had subsequently been scored with parts for strings and wind instruments; Conversation Piece.  Unavailable on CD for many years, The Living Room concert has been remastered and expanded to include three previously unreleased tracks recorded for the original broadcast, Jaunty Roads, Let Us Now Make Love and Lucy: An Illusion.  This Esoteric Recordings edition restores the original artwork and includes new liner notes by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

Dave Cousins & The Blue Angel Orchestra/The Boy in the Sailor Suit [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Dave Cousins & The Blue Angel Orchestra/The Boy in the Sailor Suit [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the 2007 solo album by Strawbs founder Dave Cousins.  The Boy in the Sailor Suit was Cousins' second solo album, appearing thirty-five years after his first solo outing Two Weeks Last Summer. The album was a fine collection of personal songs and was produced by Chris Tsangarides.  For the recording sessions Dave Cousins assembled a fine cast of musicians; Miller Anderson (guitar), Chas Cronk (bass), Ian Cutler (fiddle) and Chris Hunt (drums) with guests Chris Ball (piano), Tony Attwood (organ) and Elizabeth & Francis Tophill (vocal harmonies). The ensemble was to be known as The Blue Angel Orchestra (a reference to the epic track on Cousins' first solo album).  Following a few days rehearsal in Teddington, the album was recorded and mixed in just a week at Chris Tsangarides' studio in Kent, with most tracks recorded live, giving the album a fine spontaneity. The finished album was widely praised upon its release by both Strawbs fans and critics.  Unavailable for some years, The Boy in the Sailor Suit has been newly re-mastered and expanded to include three bonus tracks featuring live performances of songs from the album, recorded in the USA in 2008 and in the UK in 2009.  This release features the original artwork and booklet liner notes by Dave Cousins.

 

 

Strawbs/Burning for You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Strawbs/Burning for You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1977 album Burning for You by the Strawbs. Recorded at Relight Studios in the Netherlands in March 1977, the album was the band's second for the recently established Oyster Records (formed by Deep Purple member Roger Glover). For the recording sessions the line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, acoustic guitars), Dave Lambert (vocals, electric guitars), Chas Cronk (bass, guitars, vocals) and Rod Coombes (drums) was augmented by Robert Kirby (mellotron, electric piano, synthesiser & acoustic guitar) and John Mealing (keyboards). The initial recording sessions were supervised by Jeffrey Lesser who had previously worked with the band on the Deep Cuts album the previous year. Burning for You featured many fine compositions written mainly by Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk, spawning a hit single in Back in the Old Routine and also featured the Dave Lambert song Heartbreaker. This Esoteric Recordings expanded edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features four bonus tracks, including an early version of the song Joey and Me (later to feature on the band's 1978 album Deadlines), two out-takes from the album sessions and the song Heartbreaker (a different composition from the song featured on Burning for You), from the 1977 Intergalactic Touring Band concept album project. The release restores the original artwork and includes a new essay by Dave Cousins, making this the definitive edition of Burning for You.

 

 

Strawbs/Heartbreak Hill [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Strawbs/Heartbreak Hill [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic "lost" Strawbs album Heartbreak Hill. Recorded in 1978 at Ringo Starr's Startling Studios, the album was recorded at a time of change for the band. Seeking to rethink their approach (following the release of the album Deadlines), the sessions would feature a line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, guitar), Chas Cronk (bass, vocals), Andy Richards (keyboards), Tony Fernandez (drums) and Jo Partridge (guitars, mandolin, vocals). Recording sessions began with Dave Lambert in the ranks, but his departure after the recording of the song "Something for Nothing" led to the recruitment of Jo Partridge. The album would also see the guest appearance of Miller Anderson on guitar and vocals on the song 'We Can Make It Together.' Despite the fraught nature of the beginning of the recordings, the finished work was a fine progressive rock album. Alas, upon completion, Strawbs found themselves without management or a record deal and Heartbreak Hill would remain unreleased in any form until 1995 when a CD was prepared from a 7 ips copy tape. The discovery of the original master tapes in 2006 saw a new re-release of the album. Now, Heartbreak Hill has been newly re-mastered and features four bonus tracks, including two David Cousins home demos from 1978 and live recordings of 'Heartbreak Hill' and 'Starting Over' from The Strawbs 40th anniversary celebration in September 2009 performed by the line-up who recorded the original album. The release includes a new essay by Dave Cousins, making this the definitive edition of Heartbreak Hill.

 

 

Kansas/The Absence of Presence ....CD $15.99
Kansas/The Absence of Presence [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $18.99

Kansas/The Absence of Presence [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $18.99

With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. The band is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. With no signs of slowing down, Kansas continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world. The summer of 2020 marks the release of "The Absence of Presence," Kansas's sixteenth studio album. The wide-ranging progressive rock album, released by InsideOut Music, follows-up 2016's "The Prelude Implicit," which debuted at #14 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. The Deluxe Edition includes a Blu-Ray with a 5.1 mix of the entire album along with every track in Hi-Res Stereo.

 

 

Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $21.99
Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Deluxe Box Set Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Box Set $74.99

Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $21.99

From Esoteric Recordings comes this limited four disc (3cd/1dvd) deluxe box set edition of Axe Victim, the 1974 debut studio album by Be Bop Deluxe.  The album is re-mastered from the original tapes and includes 2020 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Stephen W Tayler plus previously unreleased BBC sessions from 1973 and 1974, including a lost John Peel session, both sides of the rare Smile Records single released by the band in 1973 prior to being signed to EMI and the previously unreleased audition session for Decca Records from December 1973.  The deluse box set also includes a 68 page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson and a facsimile record store poster and postcards.  This set is a glorious celebration of a wonderful debut album and a fine tribute to the creative vision of Bill Nelson.

 

 

Neil Young/Homegrown ....CD $18.99

Neil Young/Homegrown ....CD $18.99

Neil Young puts it best: "This album is the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time." Recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, Homegrown was intended to come out in 1975 before Neil cancelled the release. The album has remained unreleased until now, achieving a legendary status among Neil Young fans in the process. The album is made up of twelve Neil Young songs, of which seven are previously unreleased - "Separate Ways," "Try," "Mexico," "Kansas," We Don't Smoke It No More," "Vacancy" and "Florida" (a spoken word narration). Also included are the first recordings of "Love Is a Rose," "Homegrown," "White Line, "Little Wing," and "Star of Bethlehem" - different versions of which would all later appear on other Neil Young albums. Neil plays solo on some tracks (guitar, piano and harmonica), and is joined by a band of friends on other tracks, including Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T Himmel, Tim Drummond, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson. Recorded in analog, and mastered from the original master tapes, this long-lost album is a wonderful addition to Neil's incomparable catalog.

 

 

Todd Rundgren/Box O' Todd ....3 CD Set $19.99

Todd Rundgren/Box O' Todd ....3 CD Set $19.99

Special limited edition collector's box featuring previously unreleased recordings from the early '70s by legendary guitarist/songwriter/producer, Todd Rundgren! This unique box features both stripped down solo performances by Rundgren as well as full band recordings with The Hello People, and includes some of Rundgren's most well-known songs including "Hello, It's Me," "I Saw The Light," "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" and many more! In addition to three full-length CDs, the box set comes with a full set of insightful liner notes by Dave Thompson, full color photos, a signature guitar pick, 3 collectible pins, and a backstage pass!

 

 

Nektar/Book of Days [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $18.99

Nektar/Book of Days [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $18.99

Special Deluxe Edition reissue of the 2008 album by prog rock icons Nektar! This reissue features a brand new remastering of the entire album plus a bonus disc of Nektar frontman Roye Albrighton's only solo album, The Follies of Rupert Treacle, which has also been digitally remastered! Packaged in a deluxe 6-panel digipak!

 

 

Brian Auger/Introspection ....3 CD Box Set $29.99

Brian Auger/Introspection ....3 CD Box Set $29.99

3 CDS / 35 Songs / 18 Previously Unreleased Performances. The Beastie Boys when describing Brian Auger said it best; 'Those who remain oblivious to the obvious delights of Brian Auger's Oblivion Express do so at their own risk!' The legendary Brian Auger has returned with this 3 disc 50 year career retrospective. Since the early '60s Auger has proven to be a restless, wandering musical spirit, and this collection is the proof in the pudding that his enormous talent and vision have warranted - and continue to warrant - his participation in multiple genres as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and arranger who has successfully and effortlessly blurred the lines between jazz, blues, R&B, funk, soul, fusion, and rock. His voice is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 20 albums to his name, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboards Hot 100, a #1 single, and the title of 'The Godfather of Acid Jazz.' Brian's bands over the years have featured Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and even Jimi Hendrix. In addition, Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney and more. Introspection is an indispensable compendium for the collector and a welcomed introduction for the novice. This is the Auger collection everyone needs to own.

 

 

Dennis DeYoung/26 East Vol. 1 ....CD $14.99

Dennis DeYoung/26 East Vol. 1 ....CD $14.99

Brand new studio album from former Styx frontman, Dennise DeYoung. Features a guest appearance from Julian Lennon on the track 'To The Good Old Days.'  Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung is back with a new original solo album, "26 East, Vol. 1."   "26 East" was the address where DeYoung grew up in Roseland, IL on the far south side of Chicago. This is where the band was formed in his basement in 1962. Across the street lived the Panozzo twins, John and Chuck, who along with DeYoung would go on to form the nucleus of Styx. The cover artwork features three locomotives traveling through space, representing the original members leaving Chicago on their journey to the stars.  "This was supposed to be my final album but there were so many songs written that Serafino Perugino, CEO of Frontiers, suggested dividing it into two albums rather than one," DeYoung states. "This is Volume 1, which sounds pretentious to me, but the marketing folks wanted you to know there are going to be two of them, so hey kids, there are two of them; this is Volume 1."  DeYoung describes 'East Of Midnight' as a song about how late night radio changed our lives as the music transported us to a world bigger than the one we knew."  The process that brought forth the album beginning in the first place started when Jim Peterik, a fellow Chicagoan and nearby neighbor, sent a song to Dennis.  "If not for Jim Peterik's encouragement, talent and prodding I would not have recorded this music," says DeYoung. "He once told me the world needed my music; to which I replied 'have the world text me for verification.' We collaborated from the get go, happily and seamlessly and at this time we have written 9 songs together of which five will be on Volume 1. Just two Chicago guys doing what they do best, making music and having a laugh."  In support of the release of "26 East," DeYoung will tour heavily throughout 2020.

 

 

Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 2 ....CD $15.99

Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 2 ....CD $15.99

The music created by Stephan Thelen (tritone guitar), Bernard Wagner (tritone guitar), Christian Kuntner (tritone bass), Manuel Pasquinelli (drums, percussion) harnesses elements of rock, jazz and contemporary classical minimalism and fuses them to create a distinctive musical language.  Their partnership with David Torn began with their 2018 release, Vortex. Initially brought in as producer, such was Torn's enthusiasm for the quartet's music he couldn't help but add his flowing brand of effusive, vivid soloing and textural layering across the breadth of the record. While that was a spontaneous, off-the-cuff reaction to music that had been composed for a quartet, for the Tranceportation albums the music has been specifically composed with Torn in mind from the very beginning.  But one album wasn't enough to contain all this creativity, hence Tranceportation Volume 2.  Bringing a renowned and adventurous musicality to everything he does, Torn's reputation as a 'wild card' instrumentalist has seen him work with an impressively wide array of diverse artists that includes David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Bill Bruford, David Sylvian, Tori Amos, Mick Karn, Madonna, Jeff Beck and Jan Garbarek among others. With parts written and arranged for a new quintet formation of Sonar there's a greater integration of space for improvisation and deeper sonic exploration built into the music.  This latest collaboration contains four new extended guitar workouts, sure to appeal to progressive and jazz fans everywhere.

 

 

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Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 1 ....CD $15.99

Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 1 ....CD $15.99

 

Toyah & The Humans/Noise in Your Head ....import 4 CD + DVD Box Set $46.99

Toyah & The Humans/Noise in Your Head ....import 4 CD + DVD Box Set $46.99

A 4CD/1DVD box set containing four complete albums - We Are the Humans, Sugar Rush, Strange Tales, Live at Scala London - and six bonus tracks, plus a DVD featuring a previously unreleased 90 minute concert, and four promo videos.  The Humans were Toyah, her musical director Chris Wong and multi-instrumentalist, the late Bill Rieflin (drummer for King Crimson and latter-day REM, as well as Ministry and Nine Inch Nails). Featuring guest appearances by Robert Fripp.  All the discs are in facsimile wallets. Includes a 40 page booklet.  As Toyah explains in the 40-page booklet, "I was very keen to work on an idea where mid-range frequencies didn't cancel out the natural space of the voice. Always having been in love with the bass I wanted to create a trio of just my voice and two basses, allowing power, prose and top line melody to dominate the audio spectrum. The Humans were to be music stripped bare."  We Are the Humans, released in 2009, features "Noise in Your Head," "Quicksilver" and "Is It Wrong." The CD now includes four bonus tracks: a cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" featuring Robert Fripp, and three of Toyah's original home demos, demonstrating her original concept for the ensemble.  Sugar Rush (2011) features "Sea of Size" and "Small Town Psychopath" and Guest Human throughout, Robert Fripp. The bonus track is a version of "Small Town Psychopath."  Strange Tales (2014) album features "Get in Your Car" and now closes with a previously unreleased 7 minute version of the King Crimson classic, "21st Century Schizoid Man."  Live at La Scala London 2010 (2020) is the first full 16-track release of the entire concert, including the encores of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and "Purple Haze." Guest Human Robert Fripp features throughout. On the DVD, Live at Trading Boundaries is a previously unreleased 90-minute, 21-song concert filmed in April 2015. Also included are four promo videos, issued on DVD for the first time.  The lavishly-illustrated 40 page booklet features annotation written by Toyah herself. Also featured is an essay on the period covered by the box by Toyah's official archivist and compiler of this box set, Craig Astley.   The box set is dedicated to Bill Rieflin, who sadly passed away on 24th March 2020. Recorded in summer 2019, "21st Century Schizoid Man" was only recently mixed and is one of Bill's last completed recordings.

 

 

Nick D'Virgilio/Invisible ....import CD $18.99

Nick D'Virgilio/Invisible ....import CD $18.99

Coming almost two decades after his debut solo offering, Invisible is the second solo album by drummer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train/Spock's Beard/Genesis etc).  A concept album about 'finding meaning,' the recording process was split between the legendary Abbey Road Studios (including full string and brass sections) and Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Invisible boasts star turns from luminaries such as guitarists Paul Gilbert, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), bassists Tony Levin and Jonas Reingold, plus keyboard players Jordan Rudess and Jem Godfrey.  NDV describes his new record as, "A collection of songs that make up the story of a man who is unhappy with where his life has ended up. He finally decides to take the scary step of leaving everything behind so he can go and find the meaning of his life."  He continues: "Throughout my career I have been in many different places. Over time the word 'invisible' kept coming to mind and it got me thinking of people that truly have the hardest jobs in the world, or no job at all. The outliers. The ones we all take for granted. The ones we will never know but if they were not there then our lives would not be the nearly the same. Over time I amassed lyric and song ideas with the idea of writing a concept record on the subject."  Keen to establish that "this is not your typical drummer record," NDV states that "Invisible is a rock album with various musical flavours thrown in because the songs were formed with the story in mind. A classical prelude that uses various themes from the whole piece sets the stage. From there comes a mellow ballad outlining the story and then it is on to the adventures of the central character. The main thing making this record did for me was to reaffirm my strong belief that we are all here for something. We all have a purpose."

 

 

Colin Bass & Daniel Biro/Still ....import CD $21.99

Colin Bass & Daniel Biro/Still ....import CD $21.99

Still - a collaborative project between Colin Bass (Camel) and ambient composer Daniel Biro - is a collection of meditative songs that range from intimate personal stories to global human topics.  Bass sings over evocative instrumental soundscapes created by a fusion of his melodic bass lines and Biro's layered Rhodes electric piano and analogue synth arrangements. Finnish acoustic guitarist Joonas Widenius plays on two tracks.   An album of quiet emotions and nostalgic reflection.

 

 

Peter Gabriel/Rated PG ....CD $14.99

Peter Gabriel/Rated PG ....CD $14.99

Originally compiled for a limited edition picture disc LP release for RSD 2019, Rated PG is a collection of Peter Gabriel songs that have been used in films.  Including the beautiful That'll Do, Everybird and more.  Having always loved the combination of film and music (aged 17 he gave up a place at film school to pursue a career in music), Peter Gabriel's first opportunity to really marry these twin interests came when he was asked to create the music for Alan Parker's film Birdy in 1985. Further film work, including his music for Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ (that became the album Passion) and the soundtrack to Philip Noyce's film Rabbit-Proof Fence (released as the album 'Long Walk Home'), has continued to feed that interest.  Rated PG is an opportunity to bring together in one place a selection of PG songs used in movies.

1. That'll Do - from the film Babe 2: Pig in the City.
2. Down to Earth - from the film Wall-E.
3. This Is Party Man - from the film Virtuosity.
4. The Book of Love - from the film Shall We Dance?
5. Taboo - from the film Natural Born Killers, feat. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
6. Everybird - from the film Birds Like Us.
7. Walk Through The Fire - from the film Against All Odds.
8. Speak (Bol) - from the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
9. Nocturnal - from the film Les Morsures de l'Aube.
10. In Your Eyes - from the film Say Anything.

 

 

Trevor Rabin/Changes ....import 10 CD Box Set $169.99

Trevor Rabin/Changes ....import 10 CD Box Set $169.99

Limited 10CD box set includes signed and numbered certificate, 24 page A4 photo book The Making of Wolf, 24 page A4 photo book The Can't Look Away photo Session, A3 poster, four 10" x 8" reproduction promotional photos, and reproduction press cuttings. Trevor Rabin has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician and composer. From his days with Rabbit to his tenure with rock legends Yes, Rabin continues to amaze with his fanbase with his soundtrack work. This box contains the CDs Beginnings, Face to Face, Wolf, Can't Look Away, Can't Look Away bonus tracks, 90124, Live in Boston 1989 part 1, Live in Boston 1989 part 2, Lost Soundtracks Vol. 1 - Jack Frost, and Lost Soundtracks Vol. 2.

 

 

Weather Report/Live in London ....import CD $17.99

Weather Report/Live in London ....import CD $17.99

Recorded Live in London in the '80s - Originally recorded for radio broadcast, but now available on CD. No band in the history of modern jazz has left a more transformative legacy than Weather Report. During their lifetime (1971-1986) they elevated this uniquely American art form to an unprecedented level of critical and commercial acclaim. Their command of the jazz idiom - instrumental mastery, compositional innovation, improvisational genius - took them on a voyage 'round the world to people and places far beyond the New York nightspots and Europe concert halls that had long-served as the measure of a musician's success. By drawing from such a worldly panorama, Weather Report became an international phenomenon, a lingua franca all its own, their fans as enthusiastic and supportive as those associated with rock and pop stars.

L. Shankar/Chepleeri Dream ....CD $14.99

L. Shankar/Chepleeri Dream ....CD $14.99

Revered violin player and vocalist L. Shankar proudly presents his newest album featuring a host of groundbreaking artists!  Includes guest performances by Korn's Jonathan Davis, Tony Levin, Scott Page of Supertramp & Pink Floyd, Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, and others! L. Shankar is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer and a musical genius who has collaborated with giants such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more!

 

 

Tangerine Dream with Roedelius & Frick/Klangtraube [Edgar Froese Memorial Day 2019] ....import CD $23.99

Tangerine Dream with Roedelius & Frick/Klangtraube [Edgar Froese Memorial Day 2019] ....import CD $23.99

For the 4th Edgar Froese Memorial Day (EFMD) on 26th January 2019 at the Ballhaus Rixdorf in Berlin, Bianca Froese-Acquaye invited Hans Joachim Roedelius to perform at the event. Roedelius is an electro pioneer and co-founder of the legendary Berlin Zodiak Free Arts Lab (Zodiak Club), the birth place of many Krautrock and electronic bands, including Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream. Hans-Joachim's soulful piano playing blends in fantastically with the rhythmic beats and sounds of Paul Frick, member of the Berlin based Techno ensemble Brandt Brauer Frick, who already appeared several times as guest musician at live concerts with Tangerine Dream, and the distinctive synth sounds of Thorsten Quaeschning, long-time member and musical director of Tangerine Dream. Hoshiko Yamane, also a member of Tangerine Dream since 2011, completes the session with her extraordinary violin play by adding her special timbre we all know so well from her TD sessions. The Klangtraube is a very unique, almost meditative piece of music that invites the listener to dream. In view of this current time of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, this piece of music reflects the spirit of the Zeitgeist very well. A piece of music for dreaming and reflection, a sound journey into another dimension, wide and intangible, like the hearts and minds that will be opened, the Klangtraube is a dignified and extraordinary session of four exceptional musicians in memory of Edgar Froese.

Harald Grosskopf/Synthesist [40th Anniversary Limited Edition] ....2 CD Set $22.99

Harald Grosskopf/Synthesist [40th Anniversary Limited Edition] ....2 CD Set $22.99

Synthesist by Harald Grosskopf is a classic German electronic music milestone originally released in 1980. The former Ashra drummer had his brain blown by LSD and started to venture further and further into electronic territories until he recorded this album completely on his own. It is comparable to fellow explorers Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze and has been re-pressed in this 40th Anniversary Edition which includes a second disc of interpretations by the likes of Steve Baltes, Thorsten Quaeschning,Paul Frick, Keidler, Pyrolator, Love-Songs, Stefan Lewin, Camera andTellavision. This edition is limited to 500 copies!

 

 

Rush/Permanent Waves [40th Anniversary] ....2 CD Set $21.99
Rush/Permanent Waves [40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 3 LP + Book Box Set $179.99

Rush/Permanent Waves [40th Anniversary] ....2 CD Set $21.99

2 CDs - Celebrating 40 years of Rush's Permanent Waves! The 2 CD Deluxe Edition includes a 28-page booklet of unreleased photos from the band's archive. Disc 1 includes the Abbey Road Mastering Studios 2015 remaster, available for the first time. Disc 2 is loaded with unreleased live tracks from various stops on the 1980 Permanent Waves World Tour. Permanent Waves is deemed as the poignant moment the band reinvented themselves and their sound. Features tracks like "The Spirit of Radio" and "Freewill."  The Permanent Waves 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition includes:  Deluxe Edition 3 LP 180 gram Vinyl, 2 CDs, Gatefold jacket, 40 -page hardcover book, Official Permanent Waves World Tour 1980 Program, The Words & Pictures Volume II - U.K. Tour Program, 3 Neil Peart Handwritten Lyric Sheet Lithos, 3 Band Member Backstage Laminates, Le Studio 20-page Notepad, Double-sided 24"x36" Poster.

 

 

The Groundhogs/Split ....CD $15.99

The Groundhogs/Split ....CD $15.99

The second of three ground-breaking albums by the ultimate power trio who morphed blues into hard rock. A much-loved opus with a side-long concept piece. A bona fide inspirational rock classic. 'Tony McPhee has turned to anarchic paranoid battlegrounds of the mind for inspiration,' Melody Maker. And a second side that delivers the mighty 'Cherry Red,' McPhee's take on The Beatles' 'A Day In the Life,' a sideswipe at junk food and a glorious interpretation of John Lee Hooker's 'Groundhogs Blues.' 'Both musically and lyrically, 'Split' speaks for a lost time, a nomad time when ideals took to the hoof and musicians stayed on the road rather than confront the fact that the '60s 'war' had been lost.' Julian Cope 'Supercharged, fractured and raging.' MOJO. Remastered and packaged with out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster.

 

 

Blue Oyster Cult/IHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Blue Oyster Cult/IHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Blue Oyster Cult/IHeart Radio Theater N.Y.C. 2012 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Blue Oyster Cult's performance at iHeart Radio Theater in New York City took place on December 17, 2012 in an intimate setting for a lucky audience of 200 fans. This special show was arranged in celebration of the band's 40th Anniversary and the release of a then new boxset, "The Columbia Albums Collection." Recorded by an army of cameramen for a special webcast, the performance is now being commercially released on CD/DVD & Blu-Ray.

 

 

Grateful Dead/Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $34.99

Grateful Dead/Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $34.99

This three-CD set includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer, David Glasser. A departure from Grateful Dead's historically psychedlic & experimental works, Workingman's Dead brought the songcraft of Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter to the forefront in this now iconic Americana album, which will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2020.

 

 

Bob Dylan/Rough and Rowdy Ways ....CD $16.99

Bob Dylan/Rough and Rowdy Ways ....CD $16.99

'Rough and Rowdy Ways' is Bob Dylan's first album of original material in 8 years and his first since becoming the only songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2016. It's 10 tracks include the three new songs released this spring: the album's lead-off track, "I Contain Multitudes," the nearly 17-minute epic "Murder Most Foul" and "False Prophet."

 

 

Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks/Orange Crate Art ....2 CD Set $25.99

Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks/Orange Crate Art ....2 CD Set $25.99

As history would soon document, SMiLE became the most famous unreleased album in rock history, it's "completion" not seeing daylight until a Grammy award winning box set in 2012. SMiLE's original plan was to incorporate many different elements of American music in an avant-garde fashion, its musical format leaps and bounds ahead of anything that existed contemporaneously. As SMiLE quickly grew in legendary terms, Brian and Van Dyke each went their separate musical ways, only to reunite briefly in 1972 for The Beach Boys classic "Sail on Sailor." So it was perhaps with great apprehension and excitement that these two musical giants should finally reunite in 1994 for some unfinished business. This time, however, the mission would be complete. The musical terrain familiar ... a paeon to California ... Omnivore Recordings is very proud to announce the release of the 25th anniversary special edition of Orange Crate Art by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. By 1994, the roles had been reversed and it was Van Dyke who coaxed Brian into the studio to be the singer of nearly a dozen new songs he had written as a tribute to his home away from home. Parks writes in the liner notes, "Though my roots are somewhere else, far away, my limbs are here in Southern California ... it's here ... that I have struggled desperately for a sense of place ... Orange Crate Art is a continuum of that which stood, freeze-frame, at the release of SMiLE. Twenty-five years on, this album which sounds like nothing before or since, has been majestically re-mastered by multi-Grammy award winner Michael Graves. The deluxe CD package contains three previously unreleased bonus tracks as well as instrumental track versions of 11 of the album's songs. Orange Crate Art ... before SMiLE ... after SMiLE ... it all makes sense now!

 

 

John Zorn/Calculus ....CD $18.99

John Zorn/Calculus ....CD $18.99

Calculus is another radical step forward for Zorn with two major 20-minute long-form compositions scored for piano trio. Featuring the incredible young pianist Brian Marsella along with the dynamic rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Wollesen, this is a complex and exhilarating display of instrumental virtuosity at its most extreme. Drawing upon all of Zorn's musical obsessions, from thorny atonality to touching minimalism, burning jazz, funk, folk, exotica, ambient, noise and more, this is some of the most ambitious and expansive music ever created for jazz piano trio. Passionately performed by three core members of Zorn's inner circle Calculus is an outrageous and kaleidocopic journey into the unknown!

The Residents/Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog ....import 2 CD $23.99

The Residents/Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog ....import 2 CD $23.99

Realizing a career-long ambition, The Residents finally explore 'The Blues.'   Having been turned on to the music of lost bluesman Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog, the group presents their interpretations of all ten of Snow's known recordings, alongside several new compositions inspired by his work.  Fans will be familiar with The Residents' love of cover versions and imposing themselves on the material of countless seminal artists. Metal, Meat & Bone sees the group take that approach a step further, having discovered a previously unknown artist on their own doorstep and found themselves moved to record their own tribute to his work.  A collision of the pain of the wounded bluesman and the subversive and unpredictable sound of this most unique of bands.

 

 

Pere Ubu/By Order of Mayor Pawlicki (Live in Jarocin) ....import CD $21.99

Pere Ubu/By Order of Mayor Pawlicki (Live in Jarocin) ....import CD $21.99

Pere Ubu presents material from their Coed Jail Tour, performing songs from the band's inspired 1975-1982 period.  Includes tracks from the astonishing debut album "The Modern Dance" and its highly influential follow-up, "Dub Housing."  Includes the classic singles 'Final Solution,' 'The Modern Dance' and The Fabulous Sequel' alongside cornerstone album cuts and fan favorites.  Also includes two tracks featuring founder member Tom Herman recorded in Marseilles the previous year.  On Friday, July 14th 2017, Pere Ubu musicians and crew undertook the journey to Jarocin, Poland, from their homes around the world. And so begins the story of 'By Order of Mayor Pawlicki.' Broken mics, broken drums, broken itineraries and some espionage made this a stand-out gig for all involved, but from the moment they took to the stage the band's performance blew all of those impediments, and more, aside.   Performing material from the first seven years of the band's career, Pere Ubu, led by the ever-engaging David Thomas, rejuvenate and reinvigorate their classic catalogue from this influential era. Interspersed with Thomas' anecdotes, observations and inspired utterances, here we present eighteen cornerstone pieces of the Pere Ubu jigsaw, performed with dedicated brutality.

 

 

Hawklords/Hawklords Alive ....CD $14.99

Hawklords/Hawklords Alive ....CD $14.99

The first official live album release from The Hawklords since the band reformed in 2008, Hawklords Alive was recorded at Live Rooms, in the City of Chester, UK, during the band's Generations Tour 2019. Performed in front of a packed crowd who all but took the roof off the building, at approximately 74 minutes playing time this is an exhilarating live set with the band exploring new grooves, new spaces and new dimensions of classic Hawklords material, plus a fire-storming version of the song Aerospaceage Inferno by Robert Calvert, the late luminary vocalist, poet and frontman with Hawkwind and Hawklords. Alongside songs from their 2019 album release, Heaven's Gate and including extraordinary renditions of Turner's keynote songs, Master of the Universe and Brainstorm this is an album that Hawk-fans of all generations will not want to be without.  Alive features 10 mile high ganja guitar and vocals from Jerry Richards, keyboards and twisted sonic FX /vocals from Fred Reeves (AKA Dead Fred), drumming from 'Dangerous' Dave Pearce, blistering bass and barnstorming vocals from Tom Ashurst and saxophone, vocals and swazzle from the band's long-time compatriot and God-Father of space-rock, Nik Turner.

Alan Davey/Four Track Mind ....4 CD Set $33.99

Alan Davey/Four Track Mind ....4 CD Set $33.99

Four CD collection of home studio recordings from the brilliantly creative, and exhaustively productive, Alan Davey. Davey is the former bass player for classic space rock icons Hawkwind as well as the founder of numerous side projects including Hawkestrel (featuring Nik Turner, Simon House and others), Gunslinger, Bedouin, Eclectic Devils and more. These demo recordings date back to the mid '80s and feature songs and ideas that would find their way on to both Hawkwind album and Davey's own projects. Packaged in a deluxe clamshell box with individual wallets for each disc along with a 12-page booklet with detailed liner notes and vintage photos.

Iggy Pop/The Bowie Years ....7 CD Box Set $94.99

Iggy Pop/The Bowie Years ....7 CD Box Set $94.99

In 1977 the story of Iggy Pop and David Bowie's collaboration on two of the most iconic albums of the decade is told in a new seven CD box set which features the albums remastered, a disc of outtakes and three discs of live recordings officially released for the first time. In 1977, Iggy Pop signed with RCA Records and with the help of David Bowie the two of them wrote and produced The Idiot and Lust for Life, Iggy Pop's two most acclaimed albums as a solo artist, the latter featuring one of Pop's best-known songs "The Passenger." Among the songs David Bowie and Iggy Pop wrote together were "China Girl," "Tonight," and "Sister Midnight," all of which David Bowie performed on his own albums later on (the last being recorded with different lyrics as "Red Money" on the album Lodger). David Bowie also played keyboards on Pop's live performances, some of which are featured on the album TV Eye Live in 1978. This set has been mastered from the best possible sources, and contains a 40-page booklet written by the Guardians Michael Hahn with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and fans who talk about the influence the albums had on them.

 

 

Iggy Pop/Lust for Life [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $21.99

Iggy Pop/Lust for Life [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $21.99

Iggy Pop's second solo album record with David Bowie. Critically acclaimed, 'Lust for Life' features title track "Lust for Life," "Tonight," and one of his best-known songs "The Passenger." Disc two features eight live tracks from the 1977 recording that made up the 'TV Eye Live' album. 2-CD Deluxe Edition.

 

 

Chris Frantz/Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina ....Hardcover Book $29.99

Chris Frantz/Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina ....Hardcover Book $29.99

One of the most dynamic groups of the '70s and '80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House" that captured the post-baby boom generation's intense, affectless style.  In Remain in Love, Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads, their days as art students in Providence, moving to the sparse Chrystie Street loft Frantz, Weymouth, and Byrne shared where the music that defined an era was written. With never-before-seen photos and immersive vivid detail, Frantz describes life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn, and reveals the mechanics of a long and complicated working relationship with a mercurial frontman.  At the heart of Remain in Love is Frantz's love for Weymouth: their once-in-a-lifetime connection as lovers, musicians, and bandmates, and how their creativity surged with the creation of their own band Tom Tom Club, bringing a fresh Afro-Caribbean beat to hits like "Genius of Love."  Studded with memorable places and names from the era - Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Stephen Sprouse, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, and Debbie Harry among them - Remain in Love is a frank and open memoir of an emblematic life in music and in love.

Gordon Giltrap/Gordon Giltrap + Portrait ....import CD $17.99

Gordon Giltrap/Gordon Giltrap + Portrait ....import CD $17.99

A contemporary of Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, Giltrap was signed by Transatlantic Records due to his talent and increasing success on the London folk scene. He was only 18 when he went into the studio to record 'Gordon Giltrap,' which was produced by Bill Leader of Leader Records fame. Transatlantic released it in 1968, and it was quickly followed by 'Portrait' in 1969. Giltrap has gone on to have a long and varied career, earning the reputation as one of the UK's finest acoustic guitarists. He continues to gig and record and was recently awarded an MBE for services to music and charitable works. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes.

Barclay James Harvest/Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CDs + DVD Box Set $36.99

Barclay James Harvest/Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CDs + DVD Box Set $36.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered, re-mixed and expanded 3 disc clamshell box edition of the classic album, "Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories." Recorded and released in 1971, the album was the third by BJH and was recorded at Abbey Road studios and was co-produced by the band and ex-Pretty Things member Wally Allen. Widely regarded (along with "Once Again") as one of the band's early masterpieces, "...Other Short Stories" featured such classic tracks as 'Medicine Man,' 'Ursula (The Swansea Song),' 'The Poet' and the epic 'After the Day.' The album was critically acclaimed upon its release by Harvest Records and was also issued by Sire Records in the United States with some remixed versions of tracks. The album also featured the Barclay James Harvest symphony orchestra conducted by Martyn Ford and arrangements by Toni Cooke and Martyn Ford.  This expanded edition of "...Other Short Stories" comprises 40 tracks and features the original UK stereo mix re-mastered from the original master tapes and also includes a new stereo mix on a second CD and a high resolution 5.1 Surround Sound mix, new stereo mix and original stereo mix on an NTSTC / Region free DVD, all from the original Harvest masters. In addition there are three rare US album versions of 'Medicine Man,' 'Harry's Song' and 'Someone There You Know,' along with five BBC Radio session tracks from July 1971 and March 1972, along with two rare John Lees demo recordings from 1971 and three mono reduction mixes made at Abbey Road studios in July 1971.  The set also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay and a replica poster.

 

 

Louise Patricia Crane/Deep Blue ....import CD $19.99

Louise Patricia Crane/Deep Blue ....import CD $19.99

Debut album from The Eden House vocalist Louise Patricia Crane! Delicious Alternative Pop/Progressive Rock for fans of Cocteau Twins, King Crimson, Kate Bush, All About Eve. Guest appearances from Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson), Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Scott Reeder and many more! Existing in a dreamlike headspace that embraces classic psychedelia, ethereal visions, romantic mythos and rapturous drama, 'Deep Blue' is a twilit collection of uncommon class and chutzpah - emotional and fantastical realms writ large in a musical landscape where nothing is off limits, possessed of a rare magic to fire the imagination. With an intuitive rhythm section of Eden House drummer Simon Rippin and bassist Steve Gibbons on board, a resolutely genre-free and unconventional sound began to evolve amidst a myriad of influences - from the rich and celestial sonics of classic Cocteau Twins to the timeless melodies of 'White Album'-era Beatles and the maverick spark and earthy passions of early Tori Amos. However, the album was to take on still new frontiers when King Crimson member Jakko Jakszyk came on board as a collaborator, contributing guitar tracks and backing vocals to almost all tracks on the album. Through Jakko, legendary bassist Danny Thompson was soon also a part of the project, contributing his upright bass to 'The Eve of the Hunter,' and moreover a meeting with Jethro Tull legend Ian Anderson at a King Crimson show at the Royal Albert Hall led to his flute making an appearance on tracks like the empyreal 'Snake Oil.' Yet these contributions, prestigious though they may be, only serve to accentuate the finer points of an extremely well-defined and potent vision all Louise's own. Tracks like first single 'Deity' - a delirious wash of pastoral '60s English charm married to '80s dreampop radiance - the gloriously dramatic capital-G-Gothic denouement of 'Isolde' and the Pre-Raphaelite-styled, elegiac and emotional 'Ophelia' are a majestic testimony to this singular vision.

 

 

The Pineapple Thief/Where We Stood ....CD + Blu-Ray $15.99

The Pineapple Thief/Where We Stood ....CD + Blu-Ray $15.99

CD/Blu-ray set of The Pineapple Thief's spectacular final performance on the band's Your Wilderness tour.  Bringing to close an unforgettable 14-date European Winter tour of their 2016 summer hit album Your Wilderness, The Pineapple Thief, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums with Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar, gave a truly awe-inspiring performance on 11th February 2017 at the sold-out Islington Assembly Hall.  Where We Stood showcases tight playing from both band regulars and guests on tracks from Your Wilderness, including In Exile, No Man's Land and The Final Thing on My Mind, and of the classics from previous albums, Nothing at Best, Show a Little Love and Simple As That.  This new 2 Disc version features: the original concert CD; the full HD concert film with two 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mixes (one natural, one discrete) and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the original 'Your Wilderness' album in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the previously exclusive and sold out 8 Years Later bonus material in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; an acoustic 5-track bonus album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; a Where We Stood documentary film featuring behind the scenes footage from the concert; exclusive documentary footage of Bruce Soord during the songwriting process; a making-of video for the single In Exile; Soord's acoustic studio performance of Tear You Up; and the official videos for In Exile and No Man's Land.

 

 

Echo Rain/Western Skies EP ....import CD $15.99

Echo Rain/Western Skies EP ....import CD $15.99

We are thrilled to announce the release on Gravity Dream Music of a new exciting side project from UK progressive rock musician, Lee Abraham. Lee is well known on the progressive rock scene both for his critically acclaimed solo albums as well as his work as guitarist with UK prog veterans, Galahad. Echo Rain focusses on shorter, guitar instrumental rock songs and the craft of great guitar tone. Resisting the urge to produce a shred fest of guitar rock, Lee uses the guitar to interpret song writing with his well known sense of melody and chord structures.

 

 

Haken/Virus ....import 2 CD Set $19.99

Haken/Virus ....import 2 CD Set $19.99

2020's Virus is perhaps the most eclectic Haken album to date, featuring seven ambitious tracks that reveal influences from multiple genres, all intertwined with the band's instantly recognisable sound. The second disc includes instrumental mixes of all the tracks.

 

 

The Blue Nile/High [Deluxe Remastered Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $24.99

The Blue Nile/High [Deluxe Remastered Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $24.99

To complete their reissue programme The Blue Nile again worked alongside long term producer/engineer partner Calum Malcolm. This 2CD deluxe set, features all nine tracks remastered plus a bonus disc featuring four previously unreleased songs plus two extended remixes - over 32 minutes of new music!

 

 

K. Leimer/A Figure of Loss ....CD $16.99

K. Leimer/A Figure of Loss ....CD $16.99

A Figure of Loss takes K. Leimer's music into highly personal terrain. Written and recorded during two dark years, the resulting work hovers in proximity of a calm and placid consistency, tenuously balanced on expanding and contracting foundations. Built mostly around modeled and treated piano and digital synthesis, a sense of coherence emerged from piece to piece during the recording and editing process, yielding a sustained, but disturbed elegiac atmosphere, seemingly content to meditate on it's own specific set of limits. But A Figure of Loss reaches from well-defined patterns to fragmented and shifting densities. This is a music of reflection, setting itself at a distance from loss in order to possibly comprehend it. The CD includes a portfolio of photographs by Tyler Boley and a download code for the entire album. It was mastered by James Savage.

 

 

Elbow/Live at the Ritz - An Acoustic Performance ....import CD $15.99

Elbow/Live at the Ritz - An Acoustic Performance ....import CD $15.99

Recorded in 2019, Live at the Ritz marked a homecoming for Elbow as the band played acoustic versions of songs from their extensive back catalogue at the venue the band that saw the 2001 launch of debut release Asleep at the Back.

 

 

Future Releases Still Pending

 

Camel/At the Royal Albert Hall ....import 2 CD Set $24.99

Camel/At the Royal Albert Hall ....import Blu-Ray (All Region) $29.99

After months of delays, the DVD and Blu-Ray editions have finally been released, so I'm hopeful that the CDs are not far behind!  'At the Royal Albert Hall' celebrates Camel's superb 'Moonmadness 2018' tour in which the album Moonmadness was played in its entirety. Universally acclaimed by everyone that saw it, the RAH concert was the pinnacle of the tour. With the line-up of Andrew Latimer (guitar / flute / vocals), Colin Bass (bass / vocals), Denis Clement (drums) and Pete Jones (keyboards / vocals) this is Camel at their best . DVD NTSC Region 0; All region code Blu-ray.

 

 

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....Blu-Ray $26.99
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....2 CD + DVD $29.99

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....Blu-Ray $26.99

"Live at the Roundhouse" is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It s the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd's studio albums, returns to the group's earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken. Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets took the drummer back to clubs for the first time in 1967, then to theatres, across the UK, North America and Europe, playing only music his old band had recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon. Captured from the band's celebrated shows at London's Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960s, the film features a uniquely thrilling setlist including songs hailing from Syd Barrett's time with the band. Only four songs from this eclectic roster have ever previously appeared on official live releases by Pink Floyd or its members. Everything else is being experienced for the first time since their original live performances.

 

 

Steven Wilson/The Future Bites ....CD $15.99
Steven Wilson/The Future Bites ....Blu-Ray $22.99

Steven Wilson/The Future Bites ....CD $15.99

The Future Bites was co-produced by Wilson with David Kosten (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything). The Future Bites sees Wilson exploring contemporary addiction and the lasting effect of technology on our daily lives. The album marks his most inventive and far-reaching musical construction to date, spanning soaring acoustics, lush electronica, relentless bass-driven grooves, murky funk, and so much more, all linked through powerfully focused songcraft.  Steven Wilson's 2020 album The Future Bites is an exploration of how the human brain has evolved in the Internet era. Featuring gorgeous electronic sounds warped by human intervention (King Ghost), soaring acoustics that headinto the stratosphere (12 Things I Forgot), relentless bass-driven Motorik grooves (Follower) and swampish, murky funk (Eminent Sleaze), it is SW's most consistent work to date. Available on CD, Blu-Ray

 

 

Deep Purple/Whoosh! ....CD $14.99
Deep Purple/Whoosh! [Deluxe] ....CD + DVD $24.99

Deep Purple/Whoosh! [Deluxe] ....CD + DVD $24.99

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey continue to extend the scope of hard rock on Whoosh!, which sees Deep Purple joining forces with legendary producer Bob Ezrin for the third time.  "Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple," was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that Ezrin and Purple were on their way to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current state of the world.

 

 

 


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