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From the Manor Born - The Story of Virgin Records and Tubular Bells ....import 2 DVD Set $24.99
NTSC Region 0 code. A new documentary, about the early days of Virgin will be released by Tigermoth Records / Tubular World. From the Manor Born has over 4 hours of new interviews with some of the key people who were there shaping the evolution of the fledgling empire, the documentary is based on new interviews and archive photos. Centered around in-depth interviews with Tom Newman, Simon Heyworth and Philip Newell the original producers of Tubular Bells, the documentary also features the head of Virgin Records, Simon Draper and musicians such as Steve Hillage (Gong, System 7, solo), Jon Field (Jade Warrior), Steve Broughton and Terry Oldfield. It tells the story of the people that made the album that launched the Virgin empire. Tubular Bells is an iconic album in many ways. It provided the oxygen for the launch of Virgin Records and subsequently the Virgin empire and of course the career of the remarkable musician Mike Oldfield. The album also propelled many of the people that were associated with the album and Virgin Records into long careers in the music business, including Simon Draper, Tom Newman, Philip Newell, Simon Heyworth and many more. It also opened up opportunities for some of the people that worked with Mike, including many of the people that play on this album, such as Steve Hillage, Jon Field, Phil Spalding, Jay Stapley, Les Penning, Alasdair Malloy, Rick Fenn and Tom Newman. Since the original album's release, many people have been inspired by what Mike created, to become musicians or lifelong fans. We have some of the musicians who Mike inspired on this recording, including Robert Reed, Phil Toms, Ruben Alvarez and groups such as Tubular Bells for Two from Australia, Tubular Tribute and Fadalack from Spain, and Tubular Bells Live from the UK, who have re-created Mike's music with spirit, respect and passion.
Various Artists/Tubular Bells Performed by Tubular World ....import 2 CD Set $24.99
This CD is the companion release to the documentary From the Manor Born - The Story of Virgin Records and Tubular Bells. The music from a brand new recording of Tubular Bells with over 35 musicians, many of whom played with Mike Oldfield including Rick Fenn, Phil Spalding, Alasdair Malloy, Steve Hillage, Jay Stapley, Les Penning and Jon Field. The music which is based on the original 1973 version will be released as a double CD accompanying the documentary. Tom Newman has mixed the album, alongside the accompanying album where each track has been mixed by the contributing artists.
Frank Zappa/Zappa ....Blu-Ray $25.99
Frank Zappa/Zappa ....DVD $22.99
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter's assembly features appearances by Frank's widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank's musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.
Paul McCartney/McCartney III ....CD $15.99
Paul McCartney/McCartney III (180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket) ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Paul McCartney/McCartney III (Colored Vinyl, White, Poster) ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Fifty years following the release of his self-titled first solo album McCartney, featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Paul McCartney will release McCartney III. Paul hadn't planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of "Rockdown," he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970's McCartney and 1980's McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. Atop that foundation. McCartney III spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between - captured with some of the same gear from Paul's Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul's array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley's original trio's double bass alongside Paul's own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few. Just as McCartney's 1970 release marked Paul's return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.
Neil Young/After the Goldrush [50th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $18.99
Neil Young and Reprise Records are pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary Edition of Young's classic record After the Gold Rush, which will arrive on CD on December 11. The deluxe vinyl box set will follow on March 19. Originally released September 19, 1970, After the Gold Rush is cemented in the annals of music history - the album has often been rightly recognized as one of the finest ever made. The collection combined Young's poetic lyricism and wistful melodies, driven by both dreamy folk arrangements and ferocious rock 'n' roll, and in the decades since has been certified double platinum in both the U.S. and the U.K. The CD format of the 50th Anniversary Edition includes the new artwork and both versions of "Wonderin'."
Rick Wakeman/Return to the Centre of the Earth [Deluxe Edition Box with Press Pack, Photo, Posters] ....import 4 CD + DVD Box Set $179.99
Deluxe Box Set edition. Return to the Centre of the Earth is a studio album released on March 15, 1999 on EMI Classics. The album is a sequel to Wakeman's 1974 concept album "Journey to the Centre of the Earth," itself based on the same-titled science fiction novel by Jules Verne. Wakeman wrote a new story of three unnamed travelers who attempt to follow the original journey two hundred years later, including the music which features guest performances from Ozzy Osbourne, Bonnie Tyler, Tony Mitchell, Trevor Rabin, Justin Hayward, and Katrina Leskanich. The story is narrated by Patrick Stewart. Upon release, the album reached number 34 on the UK Albums Chart. Includes a Signed and Numbered Certificate, Return to the Centre of the Earth CD, Return to the Centre of the Earth live double CD from Canadian performance with French narration, CD of Radio Edits, DVD with surround sound mix and enhanced stereo by Simon Heyworth including approximately 80 minutes of unseen footage filmed in the studio, Reproduction Press Pack, Reproduction Press Photo, Reproduction ticket to the album launch, and 2 x A3 Posters.
Rick Wakeman/The Aspirant Trilogy ....import 3 CD Set $29.99
Collected together in one package, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman presents three albums of ethereal and hypnotic ambient music dubbed "The Aspirant Trilogy!" Originally released in the early '90s, these albums were the result of Wakeman's "geniune study of music and the effects it has on the human body and mind" and are performed entirely by Wakeman! Comes packaged in a gorgeous 8-panel digipak! This set collects the albums Aspirant Sunrise, Aspirant Sunset and Aspirant Sun Shadows.
Mike Pinder/The Promise [Autographed] ....CD $19.99
This is Mike Pinder's first solo album. Originally released in the '70s during the band's hiatus between the albums "Seventh Sojourn" and "Octave," Pinder eventually regained the rights and released it on his own label. Not mentioned on the disc are the two bonus tracks. Track 10 is a remake of 'One Step into the Light' originally from the 'Octave' album. Track 11 is 'Island to Island,' an unreleased track from the '80s. Also not listed is track 6, an instrumental titled 'Air.' Mike Pinder composed all songs and plays piano, Arp Synthesizers, guitar and, of course, MELLOTRON! These CDs are the editions on Mike's label, One Step Records, and are autographed by Mike. Limited availability.
Mike Pinder/A People with One Heart [Autographed] ....CD $19.99
Singer, keyboardist, lyricist and the "voice" of the Moody Blues poetry, Mike Pinder narrates stories from around the world adding an atmosphere of music and magic. This is the second part of Mike's planned trilogy of children's stories. The first, Planet with One Mind, is out of print and the third, An Earth with One Spirit, sadly never happened. These are inspiring, uplifting and imaginative stories and myths that speak to the child within us all. And the music is mysterious and beautiful. An excellent Christmas present for any young at heart on Santa's list. These CDs are the editions on Mike's label, One Step Records, and are autographed by Mike. Limited availability.
Curved Air/Albums 1970-1973 [Remastered] ....import 4 CD Set $45.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new clamshell boxed set featuring all four of Curved Air's classic albums recorded between 1970 and 1973. "The Albums" features newly remastered versions of "Air Conditioning," "Second Album," "Phantasmagoria" and "Air Cut," along with bonus tracks 'It Happened Today' (single version), 'What Happens When You Blow Yourself Up' and 'Sarah's Concern,' all originally issued as singles. Originally issued on the Warner Bros. Label in November 1970, "Air Conditioning" showcased the highly innovative talents of Sonja Kristina (vocals), ex-Royal College of Music student Darryl Way (violin), former Royal Academy of Music student Francis Monkman (electric guitar, piano, mellotron, VCS3 synthesiser), Rob Martin (bass) and Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums). Taking their name from the album "A Rainbow in Curved Air" by American composer Terry Riley, Curved Air's debut album perfectly demonstrated the band's innovative musical approach, blending classical, electronic and folk music influences in their work and featuring Sonja Kristina's sublime vocals. Featuring such classic tracks as 'It Happened Today,' 'Propositions,' 'Vivaldi' and 'Situations,' "Air Conditioning" was a Top Ten hit in the UK and firmly established Curved Air as one of Britain's foremost progressive bands. "Second Album," released in 1971, featured a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Ian Eyre (bass). The album included the classic hit single 'Back Street Luv' along with such classic tracks as 'Young Mother,' 'Jumbo,' 'Puppets,' 'Everdance' and 'Piece of Mind' and was an acclaimed hit album in the UK and Europe. The 1972 album "Phantasmagoria" saw another change of line-up, with Mike Wedgwood replacing Ian Eyre and featured such classic tracks as 'Marie Antoinette,' the album title track and 'Melinda (More or Less).' Curved Air's final album for Warner Bros. was the 1973 release, "Air Cut," which saw the departure of Darryl Way, Francis Monkman and Florian Pilkington-Miksa. Eddie Jobson joined on violin and keyboards, whilst Kirby Gregory was recruited on guitar and Jim Russell on drums. Perhaps one of Curved Air's most progressive albums, "Air Cut" featured some outstanding compositions such as 'The Purple Speed Queen' and the ten-minute epic 'Metamorphosis.' "The Albums 1970 - 1973" has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and is a fine collection of music by one Britain's foremost pioneering progressive rock bands of the 1970s.
Various Artists/The Sky Goes All the Way Home ....import 2 CD Set 24.99
This project was co-ordinated by Ashley Franklin of BBC Radio Derby's Soundscapes (Mojo and the Wire both highlight his show). His 15 year old daughter Claire, has Downs Syndrome and she attends Parkwood School, Alfreton in Derbyshire. Whilst the family were on hoilday, Claire, whilst gazing out of a car window said "the sky goes all the way home..." Because of her condition, Claire's sentences are few and far between. This extraordinarily poetic phrase inspired Ashley to contact hundreds of musicians in order to compile an album. All profits from this release will go to Parkwood School (to raise funds for their minibus) and the Downs Syndrome Association, whose director has written some of the sleeve notes. Ashley has compiled a 35 track double CD. There are 35 tracks, 25 tracks are exclusive to this release and the running time is over 2 and a half hours. Contributing artist include Rick Wakeman, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Peter Hammill, Anthony Phillips, The Enid, No-Man, Roy Harper, Gordon Giltrap, Kevin Coyne, Celtus, Biosphere and many more.
BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Four Albums 1968 - 1978 ....import 6 CD Set $47.99
The seminal output of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop has delighted fans of electronic music and soundtracks over the decades. BBC Radiophonic Music (known as "The Pink album"), The Radiophonic Workshop, Fourth Dimension and Through a Glass Darkly have been released extensively on vinyl, but only the first two of these have been released commercially on a CD format. They include works from composers Delia Derbyshire, David Cain, John Baker, Dick Mills, Roger Limb, Paddy Kingsland and Peter Howell amongst others. The bonus discs of The Changes (Paddy Kingsland, 1975) and The Stone Tape (Desmond Briscoe/Glynis Jones, 1972), TV soundtracks to BBC series of the same names, make their debut on CD to complete the set, which represents the legacy of one of the UK's most respected and ground-breaking musical institutions.
Gavin Harrison and Antoine Fafard/Chemical Reactions ....CD $15.99
Chemical Reactions is a collaboration between Gavin Harrison and Antoine Fafard presenting an epic hybrid of progressive-fusion approaches and the world of chamber and orchestral music. Fafard's compositions beautifully frame Harrison's playing and provide a unique context for his innovative drumming. Features Jerry Goodman and the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra.
Alberto Rigoni with Marco Minnemann & Alexandra Zerner/Odd Times ....CD $14.99
Acclaimed Italian musician Alberto Rigoni has put his focus on our current crises with his brand new album Odd Times, released worldwide via Sliptrick Records on July 7th. 38 minutes of eclectic progressive rock featuring special guests Marco Minnemann and Alexandra Zerner.
Barbara Thompson/Live at the BBC ....import 14 CD Box Set $119.99
Fourteen CD set containing 27 complete radio programmes constituting 14 hours of music. Over 100 remastered and restored tracks from 1969-1990 together for the first time on one release. Featuring contributions from many legends of British jazz including Jack Bruce, Jon Hiseman, Don Rendell, Harry Beckett, Kenny Wheeler, Henry Lowther, Ian Carr, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Gary Husband, Frank Ricotti and Chris Spedding. Liner notes by celebrated jazz critic, broadcaster and saxophonist Dave Gelly MBE. Barbara Thompson MBE is a virtuoso saxophonist, composer and bandleader whose career has spanned five decades. Despite her battle with Parkinson's Disease, Barbara's vast career has seen her perform, compose and lead on many projects including The New Jazz Orchestra, The United Jazz & Rock Ensemble, Jubiaba, Paraphernalia, Andrew Lloyd-Webber productions and Colosseum. She is considered a pioneering composer for the saxophone and was part of a luxuriant crop of new jazz composers in the 1960s: Mike Westbrook, Neil Ardley, Graham Collier, Mike Taylor, Michael Garrick and several more. Within a few years, Barbara would be among the most eminent of them, and by far the most prolific. This previously hidden treasure trove of Barbara Thompson recordings amounts to 14 CDs containing complete radio programmes recorded and broadcast by the BBC over a period of 21 years. Many come from Barbara's own tapes, preserved by her husband, legendary drummer Jon Hiseman, in their archive at Temple Music, while others have been gathered from private collections across Britain and Europe. The material ranges from a live concert by the New Jazz Orchestra, introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton, in February 1969 to a set by Paraphernalia, featuring Jon Hiseman and keyboard player Peter Lemer, dating from June 1990. Along the way are such rarities as: a set of compositions by Mike Taylor, broadcast in 1969 as a tribute following his then-recent death; Improvisations for Octet and Strings (1970); Five Movements for Jazz Ensemble (1971), conducted by Neil Ardley and introduced by Ian Carr; several broadcasts from the mid-1970s by Jubiaba; and many sets by Paraphernalia in it's various forms including a complete concert broadcast live from Holland Park, mastered to the highest level, with extensive liner notes by celebrated jazz critic, broadcaster and saxophonist Dave Gelly MBE.
Herbie Hancock/Death Wish [Original Soundtrack] ....CD $14.99
This classic haunting soundtrack by Herbie Hancock for 'Death Wish' featuring Charles Bronson, was originally released in 1974 and is dark and experimental, yet funky. The personnel on the recording included the Head Hunters members and a group of distinguished session musicians. Among them was guitarist Melvin Ragin, also known as Wah Wah Watson. The impressionistic moods and sketches show Hancock as a multi-talented musician, with interests and abilities far beyond the straightjacket of jazz. Jerry Peters comes up with the best arrangements of his career. Along with Isaac Hayes' 'Shaft,' this is one of the 70s' coolest soundtracks.
Brian Eno/Film Music 1976 - 2020 ....CD $16.99
Brian Eno/Film Music 1976 - 2020 ....2 Vinyl LP Set $39.99
'Film Music 1976 - 2020' - This long-awaited album brings together 17 tracks from Eno's most recognizable film and television work spanning five decades. Eno's music has been used in hundreds of films and he has composed more than 20 soundtracks for some of the best known directors in the world including David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Peter Jackson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman and Michael Mann. Compositions such as "Ship in a Bottle" in "The Lovely Bones," "Prophecy Theme" from "Dune," "Deep Blue Day" in "Trainspotting," "Late Evening in Jersey" in "Heat," "Beach Sequence" in Antonioni's last film "Beyond The Clouds" and "An Ending (Ascent)" from Al Reinert's ground-breaking "For All Mankind" have contributed significantly to memorably iconic scenes. Eno has also scored extensively for television, including all 3 series of the gritty UK crime drama, "Top Boy" for which he received a Bafta, and Danny Boyle's "Mr Wroe's Virgins" which earned him and his brother Roger a Bafta nomination. This release features over an hour of classic Eno compositions and includes several previously unreleased tracks.
Harmonia/Complete Works ....5 CD Box Set $44.99
Groenland present the definitive Harmonia box set collecting their groundbreaking debut, 'Musik von Harmonia' (1974), along with 'Deluxe' (1975), 'Live 1974,' their Harmonia & Eno '76 album 'Tracks and Traces,' and the previously unreleased 'Documents 1975' a collection of early live performances. The short-lived syzygy, extant from 1973 to 1976 and revolving three members - Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius of Cluster with Neu!'s Michael Rother - were responsible for a gentle but pivotal phase shift in German experimental music, and also on a wider scale within the world of new pop, rock and electronic music, thanks to the praise of David Bowie and Brian Eno - the latter of whom would join them for 'Tracks and Traces' as Harmonia & Eno '76. Their history remains one of the most storied of electronic music; a group of imaginative, innovative German composers seeking to make a new music guided by nature and the stars, accompanied by one of the greatest producers of their generation, Conny Plank, and all at an idyllic location in the countryside of Forst, Lower Saxony, next to the Weser River. From these lush conditions they vibed out, working with an arsenal of "mobile" recording gear (depicted in the accompanying booklet) to realize some of the most beautiful and influential records of the '70s, from the shimmering ambience of 'Musik Von...' thru the "pop" tone of 'Deluxe,' along the motorik trajectories of their 'Documents 1975' recordings, and back to space music with Eno in '76.
SBB/Nowy Horyzont ....import CD $17.99
SBB/Ze Slowem Biegne Do Ciebie ....import CD $17.99
SBB is a Polish progressive rock band formed in 1971 in Siemianowice, Upper Silesia. It consisted of multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jozef Skrzek, a young guitar player Apostolis Anthimos, the drummer Jerzy Piotrowski and sound engineer Grzegorz Maniecki. It was one of the most popular super-groups in Poland and Europe in the 1970s. The band was among the forerunners of progressive rock and jazz-rock and attracted many influential jazz musicians, who often performed with the band. The trumpeter Andrzej Przybielski and the saxophonist & bass clarinetist Tomasz Szukalski developed a long lasting relation with SBB. Nowy Horyzont was their second album originally released in 1975. Ze Slowem Biegne Do Ciebie, their fourth album, was released in 1977.
Sand/Golem ....import CD $22.99
A very curious, enigmatic album which is originally written for primitive folk songs. The presence of Klaus Schulze as a producer enables some fantasies in the choice of electronic spaced out arrangements. The result is a bizarre psychedelic electronica release with references to lugubrious abstract works from the Cosmic Jokers, notably due to the use of weird electronic gadgets & effects and manipulated stoned voices. The general atmosphere is gorgeously esoteric and intriguing. "Helicopter" and "Hold Loggerhead" are two minimal "stoned" folk pieces, integrating moody bass lines, reverberations and haunting "cosmic" chords. "On the Corner" is a simplistic psychfolk celebration including druggy vocals. "Sarah" is the most immersive composition, an epic dreamscape featuring a spiritual sonic ambience. Not a standard but a crazily original & abyssal psych "electronic" folk artefact. - Prog Archives
Sand/Vibrating Cloud ....import 2 CD Set $28.99
Over five decades Sand is a timeless narrative machine full of pictures and scenarios, each title a unique piece that stands alone. The vibrating cloud floats powerfully across the vast expanses of Sand, telling stories of confusion and aberration, rape of the planet, of the tenderness, hidden power and fragility of existence, the voracious digital demons, the loss of innocence in a surreal drama we call: WORLD.
Steven Wilson/The Future Bites ....CD $15.99
Steven Wilson/The Future Bites ....Blu-Ray $22.99
Steven Wilson/The Future Bites [Red Colored Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $44.99
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
Crack the Sky/Tribes ....CD $17.99
In 1976 Rolling Stone called prog-rock pioneers Crack the Sky "one of year's most impressive debuts." Named by Rolling Stone in their 2015 list of 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time and in Twenty 1970's Albums Rolling Stone Loved that You Never Heard, the magazine's review likened Crack The Sky to Steely Dan, 10cc, the Tubes, and said writer/lead singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Palumbo avoids conventional melodies, preferring to repeat a tuneful phrase and then abruptly break the mood he's established with something nearly opposite in spirit. "Crack The Sky's ensemble singing and playing are impeccable. Palumbo's lead vocals are chameleonlike, resembling Ian Hunter's and Bowie's." Today, 40+ years later, the band releases a new studio album entitled Tribes, due out early 2021. The title track speaks volumes about modern society's perpetual cultural divide, wherein each side believes its inalienable right to champion the only opinion that matters.
Riverside/Lost 'n' Found - Live in Tilburg ....import 2
CD + DVD Set $22.99
Riverside/Lost 'n' found - Live in Tilburg [with CD, Gatefold LP Jacket] ....import Vinyl LP + CD $44.99
Lost 'n' Found - Live in Tilburg re-visits an outstanding performance at one of the biggest shows during Riverside's European tour in 2015 for the band's acclaimed Love, Fear and the Time Machine album. The recordings also document Riverside's last tour with original guitarist and founding member Piotr Grudzinski.
Jump/Breaking Point ....import CD $21.99
Jump has a rich history that has seen the band work with many leading lights of the progressive rock world. Their reputation for delivering memorable live performances has been well-earned during a career that has included more than a thousand shows, and sees them, on the new album 'Breaking Point,' still in full flow... The band's first release in over four years, following the very well-received 'Over the Top' set, 'Breaking Point' comprises a collection of material built around it's title track. The familiar personal narratives so strongly identified with Jump's previous work are here, this time set in a context defined by the tragedy of, and fallout from, a faraway conflict. The producer's chair was occupied by guitarist Steve 'Ronnie' Rundle, who also mixed the album. Jump had intended the release to coincide with it's 30th anniversary shows, which were due to take place in April 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic put paid to the gigs and temporarily held up progress on the production, but also led to positive talks with F2 Music that resulted in the band signing to the Festival Music label - something that they strongly believe will expand their reach into new territories. "A footnote to the album was the amicable departure of bassist Mark Pittam after the completion of recording. Subsequently replaced by former Jump stalwart Andy Faulkner, who has re-joined for his second stint with the band, Pittam's contribution to the writing and delivery of the songs cannot be overstated. He moves to new musical pastures with the ringing endorsement of his former bandmates." (John Dexter Jones) Line-up: Steve Hayes - Guitars / Andy Barker - Drums / Mo - Keyboards / John Dexter Jones - Vocals / Mark Pittam - Bass / Ronnie Rundle - Guitar
DarWin/DarWin 2: A Frozen War ....import CD $19.99
Darwin/Darwin 2: A Frozen War [Double Coloured Eco-Vinyl Gatefold LP w/ 30 x20 Poster] ....import 2 Vinyl LP Set $45.99
Follow up album to the acclaimed prog rock opus on Origin of Species label. DarWin has assembled a stellar cast of musicians: Simon Phillips (drums, Toto / The Who / Jeff Beck) Matt Bissonette (Elton John, David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr). Billy Sheehan (bass, Mr Big / Steve Vai / Winery Dogs), Guthrie Govan (guitar, Aristocrats / Asia / Hans Zimmer / Steven Wilson), Greg Howe (guitar, Michael Jackson / Justin Timberlake), Derek Sherinian (keyboards, Dream Theater / Alice Cooper / Black Country Communion) and more... The five track album is a rock tour de force with melody, shredding, and orchestral flourishes. Debut track Future History was leaked online in July and picked up huge interest with fan groups sharing online and the video and track quickly surpassed all the numbers on the previous record. Main single - the 7 minute epic Nightmare of my Dreams premiered through Prog and Classic Rock magazines in August. There is a heavyweight and asset-rich campaign throughout the build up to release including print and online advertising, cover mounts, and a series of behind the scenes videos and interviews, including tutorials from the players and solo takes.
Al Stewart/24 Carrots [40th Anniversary Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $28.99
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 3 CD 40th Anniversary edition of the classic album 24 Carrots by Al Stewart. Released in 1980, the album came on the heels of a series of highly successful albums Year of the Cat and Time Passages, which saw the legendary folk-rock musician reach a wider audience and, after adopting a more rock orientated approach, gain top ten success in the USA where he had relocated. For the album 24 Carrots he worked with the musicians in the band Shot in the Dark featuring his musical collaborator Peter White (keyboards, guitar), Adam Yurman (electric guitar), Robin Lamble (bass, guitar), Krysia Kristianne (backing vocals), Brian Savage (saxophone, flute), Robin Marlette (keyboards) and various drummers including Steve Chapman and Jeff Porcaro. It also featured a guest appearance by Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band). Sessions for the album began at Davlen studios in Los Angeles in August 1979 where Al worked with Shot in the Dark on a series of demos of some compositions that would make up the album, and others which would remain consigned to the vaults. When completed in May 1980 the album would feature classic tracks such as 'Running Man,' 'Merlin's Time,' 'Murmansk Run - Ellis Island' and the US top thirty hit single 'Midnight Rocks.' Upon its release in August 1980, 24 Carrots would be another American Top Forty hit and would also be a success in other European countries. This 40th anniversary edition of 24 Carrots has been newly expanded from the original first-generation master tapes and includes two rare single mixes previously unreleased on CD and two additional CDs featuring the August 1979 Davlen studios demo sessions (including an early studio version of The World Goes to Riyadh) and a CD of live recordings made at Hammersmith Odeon in London in December 1980 on the 24 Carrots tour. The release also includes an illustrated booklet with an exclusive new interview with Al Stewart. This 40th anniversary edition serves as a fine tribute to a fine album and a consummate songwriter and performer.
Blue Oyster Cult/Live '83 ....CD $19.99
By special arrangement with Blue Oyster Cult and its management, Real Gone Music presents, for the first time on CD, the band's complete July 24, 1983 concert at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Originally recorded for radio broadcast, this was long regarded as one of the best-sounding BOC bootlegs, and now it is finally coming out on authorized physical form, complete with liner notes by Scott Schinder and rare photos. Further confirmation that Donald 'Buck Dharma' Roeser is one of America's great, unsung guitar heroes (don't miss the 10-minute, concert-closing version of "Roadhouse Blues")!
The Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 4 Cal Expo '93 ....2 CD Set $41.99
The Cal Expo Amphitheatre at the State Fairgrounds in Sacramento became one of the homes-away-from-home (but not too far away from home!) for the Grateful Dead during their later years, and they always played well there, inspired perhaps by the good old-fashioned (and increasingly rare) General Admission policy towards seating coupled with a grassy infield for dancing. So, when the Dead settled in for a three-night run from May 25-27 in 1993, anticipation was high... but what occurred exceeded even the wildest expectations of the most devout Dead Head. Simply put, the second set of the May 26 show - captured here in its entirety - is considered by many as the absolute high point of the Vince Welnick edition of the band, as the always welcome set opener "Box of Rain" leads into a magical medley of "Victim or the Crime"/"Crazy Fingers"/"Playing in the Band"/"Rhythm Devils"/"Corrina"/"Playing in the Band"/"China Doll"/"Around and Around" that summons up that halcyon '70s spirit. What's more, this 2-CD set, which also features excerpts from the 5/26/93 first set and the next day's show, has some extra surprises in store: the 5/26/93 encore "Liberty" makes its first appearances on a live Dead release, as does the aforementioned "Corrina." With notes by Blair Jackson and full-color photos from the gig, this Road Trip is as good as it got during the last few miles of the long strange trip, and it's remastered in HDCD sound by Jeffrey Norman.
Iron Butterfly/Unconscious Power - An Anthology 1967-1971 [Remastered] ....import 7 CD Box Set $59.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of Unconcious Power - An Anthology 1967 - 1971, a newly remastered 7 CD boxed set featuring all of the albums and singles recorded by the legendary American acid / progressive rock band Iron Butterfly recorded for Atlantic's Atco label between 1967 and 1971 and additional recordings made at the Fillmore East in New York City in April 1968. Iron Butterfly first came together in San Diego, California in 1966 with a line-up of Doug Ingle (vocals, organ), Danny Weis (guitar), Greg Willis (bass), Jack Pinney (drums) and Darryl DeLoach (vocals). After performing in the San Diego area the band relocated to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract, with Willis soon departing to be replaced by Jerry Penrod on bass. Jack Pinney also departed and was eventually replaced by Ron Bushy. The band's psychedelic and acid rock style was honed during regular appearances at LA venues such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Galaxy Club, which saw Iron Butterfly develop a loyal following and led to the band signing with Atlantic's Atco label in 1967. In October that year the band recorded their debut album, Heavy, but the group would endure further line-up changes prior to its release as Jerry Penrod, Danny Weis and Darryl DeLoach departed soon after recording sessions were completed. Faced with the possibility of the album remaining unreleased, Ingle and Bushy recruited 17 year old guitarist Erik Brann and bassist Lee Dorman to the band. Heavy was released in January 1968, entering the US Billboard charts and eventually earning gold disc status. The album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, issued in June 1968, would break the band into star status. Dominated by the side long title track featuring the instrumental dexterity of the new line-up, it was a masterpiece of acid rock and reached a height of number 4 in the US charts and went on to sell a million copies. An edited version of the title track was issued as a single and reached the US top thirty. The band's third album, Ball, was released in January 1969 and was even more successful, reaching number 3 in the US and spawning the hit singles Soul Experience and In the Time of Our Lives. The band undertook a punishing touring schedule and a series on concerts were recorded in May 1969, finally to be issued as Live in April 1970. Erik Brann departed the band in December 1969 and was replaced by guitarist and vocalist Mike Pinera and additional guitarist Larry Reinhardt. This line-up would record the album Metamorphosis in May 1970 which saw the band take a heavier direction. The dominant track on the record was the excellent thirteen minute Butterfly Bleu which saw one of the earliest uses of a "talk box" on a guitar solo. Following a tour with Yes in early 1971, Doug Ingle announced his departure from the band. After releasing a final single, Silly Sally in April 1971, Iron Butterfly disbanded. Although they would reform in the mid-1970s and continue to perform and record sporadically afterwards, their recorded work for Atco Records remains their main legacy. Unconcious Power - An Anthology 1967 - 1971 features all of the albums issued on Atco, all newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, and additionally includes the rare mono mixes of the albums Heavy and Live, (the only true separate mono mixes of their albums), both previously unreleased on CD, along with two CDs of recordings made at the Fillmore East in New York City on the 26th and 27th April 1968. It also includes all of the band's US non-album singles and single edits and a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay featuring interviews with Ron Bushy and Mike Pinera and a poster.
Dave Davies/Rock Bottom: Live at the Bottom Line [Limited Deluxe Anniversary Edition] ....2 CD Set $17.99
Dave Davies live & on fire at New York's Bottom Line in 1997, playing all the classics from The Kinks and more, including "She's Got Everything," "Beautiful Delilah," "Tired of Waiting," "Picture Book," & "Death of a Clown."
John Mayall/The First Generation 1965-1974 [Limited] ....import 35 CD + Book Box Set $419.99
Limited edition of 5000, 35 CD Box set. John Mayall's The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses. The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall's early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more. Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker 'Godfather of the British Blues.' For a short but compelling time in the '60s and '70s he recognized raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall's Blues breakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights. Put together with John Mayall's full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows: 35 discs, including 3 CD singles and 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums. Music from seven unreleased gigs (incuding Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970). 28 previously unreleased BBC tracks featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Hardback book including many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period; individually signed photograph; fan club book of letters and correspondence; 2 replica posters - Ten Years Are Gone and 1968 Tour Poster; replica press pack for John Mayall Plays John Mayall. This box set will be limited to 5, 000 copies worldwide.
EABS/The Discipline of Sun Ra ....CD $16.99
Cult Polish jazz group EABS have produced this tribute to the great Sun Ra, reimagining seven of his compositions across this deeply spiritual and funky LP. The creative process of the album revolved around two Sun Ra's ideas - deconstruction and discipline. "He sent members of the Arkestra out to research individual players in Henderson group in the order to get the feeling right when playing their parts. Sun Ra told them they weren't copying those pieces, they were re-creating them, and with the proper information they could know the spirit behind the original." That's how Herman Sonny Blount treated the music of the swing legend, Fletcher Henderson. EABS approached the composition of Sun Ra in exactly the same way. An equally important element with recording was a regime associated with the discipline and precision that the pianist from Saturn fought for, using a series of exercises-compositions entitled 'Discipline' previously used by Arkestra. Sun Ra was aiming to record timeless music that could still be alive in 1000 years, and with no hesitation, he managed to do it. The music from distant planets is infinite. "By infinity, Mr.Ra means creating jazz of the future, but also covering the past."
Sun Ra/Egypt 1971 ....4 CD Set $29.99
Like countless others, the young Alabamian prodigy Herman Blount (later reborn as Sun Ra) had been awed and beguiled by the archaeological discoveries of the early 20th Century around the Nile delta that, once again, thrust ancient Egyptian history and culture into the popular consciousness of the day. Music was Blount's first and abiding passion but, as a young man, he was also a voracious reader, spending hours in the Magic City's libraries, poring over tomes documenting world history, Egyptology, poetry and numerous other subjects.
Lol Coxhill & Fred Frith/French Gigs ....import CD $19.99
Lol Coxhill was an English free improvising saxophonist. He played the soprano saxophone. In the late '60s and early '70s, he was a member of Canterbury scene band Carol Grimes and then Kevin Ayers and the Whole World. Fred Frith is an English guitarist / multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improvisor. Frith first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow.
The Residents/In Between Dreams: Live in San Francisco ....CD + DVD $19.99
Captured in San Francisco during their 2018 world tour, The Residents - Tyrone, Eekie, Erkie and Cha-Cha - perform a suite of dream-themed songs, alongside offerings from their latest studio album, 'Metal, Meat and Bone.' Including classics such as 'Man's World,' 'Jelly Jack,' 'The Black Behind' and 'Tourniquet of Roses' alongside fan favourites in 'Monkey Man,' 'Mickey the Mumbling Midget' and suchlike, this CD and DVD set captures the sight and sound of the new-look four-piece group, lavishly attired in tribute to The Mysterious N Senada, their Bavarian mentor, following the stripped back Randy, Chuck and Bob era. Packaged in a sumptuous, all card presentation, "In Between Dreams: Live in San Francisco" is a perfect all-in-one tour souvenir, beginner's guide, home cinema extravaganza and Christmas gift for the elderly and infirm.
The Residents/Beautiful Eyes ....CD $19.99
Beautiful Eyes was a compilation album that was released on July 16th 2010 via the Robot Selling Device. The album is focused on "beautiful but cold" pieces of music from throughout the group's history. It includes pieces of music unavailable elsewhere like "Available Piece" which is an extended instrumental segment from the group's 1978 album Not Available which has not been released elsewhere.
The Residents/Anganok ....CD $19.99
Anganok was a mini opera written with San Francisco artist, Spoonman, in 1991. The opera was performed only a few times and was not recorded. However, the instrumental track and an early rehearsal with Spoonman's vocals exist. The instrumental track had been pilfered for other uses (such as incidental music for the Uncle Willie companion CD), and an excerpt of the instrumental track was included as part of the fourth disc of Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses. In 2009 both the full instrumental track and the rehearsal recording were released as digital downloads. This is the first CD release of this work.
Allen Ravenstine/Electron Music ....CD $12.99
Allen Ravenstine/Shore Leave ....CD $12.99
Electron Music and Shore Leave are new CD-EPs by former Pere Ubu synthesist and electronic music trailblazer, Allen Ravenstine, bringing together five of the prodigious composer's most recent abstract compositions collectively comprised of the sounds of analog and digital synthesizers, traditional acoustic instruments and the sampled sounds of birds, dogs and other artifacts of nature. It's a heady, disparate brew of compositions that range from abstract to lyrical, in the process conjuring up a bricolage of ambient soundtracks, jazzy miniatures, space-age exploration, world music, Erik Satie-like studies and the ghost of Harry Partch.
Various Artists/Cafe Exil: New Adventures in European Music 1972-1980 ....import CD $17.99
When David Bowie and Iggy Pop relocated from LA to continental Europe, taking trains to Berlin, Paris and Warsaw, they would have come across new music that was very different to the burgeoning disco scene they left behind. "Cafe Exil" - named after one of Bowie's favourite Berlin haunts - imagines the soundtrack that would have informed "Low," "Heroes" and "Lodger." It's an awesome mix of electronica, Krautrock and experimental treats. There are key tracks from members of Can and Tangerine Dream, fascinating obscurities by German act Streetmark and Italian library maestro Piero Umiliani, the Herzog-soundtracking Popul Vuh, and highly collectible avant-strangeness by Annette Peacock. Czech-born Jan Hammer's beautiful, light, atmospheric groove is among myriad surprises. Also Rubba, Focus, Amon Duul II, Steve Hillage, Faust, Michael Rother, Toni Esposito, Brian Eno, Soft Machine, Cortex and Cluster. "Cafe Exil" has been put together by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley and Jason Wood, author of multiple books on cinema and programmer at Home in Manchester. It fits in with other recent Ace compilations such as "English Weather" and "76 In The Shade" - it creates a mood, a time and a place. You're right there, sat next to Bowie, drinking his Pernod and black, in a darkly lit Berlin bar.
Sam Rosenthal & Projekt Artists/Tim, Where Are You Now? ....CD $15.99
It's the centennial of Timothy Leary's birth. To commemorate, Projekt Records founder Sam Rosenthal recorded Tim, Where Are You Now? an electronic space music/art rock collaboration. The album celebrates a pioneer of consciousness expansion using his own words accompanied by international artists exploring those same realms via their music. Rosenthal collaborated with Projekt space music artists Steve Roach, Erik Wollo, Mark Seelig, Forrest Fang, and others, and recorded Timothy Leary trip narrations from Alex Cox (director of Repo Man and Sid & Nancy), Reggie Watts (bandleader on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden), Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth) and others. With the permission and encouragement of Timothy Leary's son Zach and the Leary estate, the album's 13 tracks contain 4 spoken word "trips" with text excerpted and cut-up from Tim's first LSD and DMT experiences chronicled in his 1968 book, High Priest. As founder of 37-year-old Portland-based Projekt Records, Rosenthal helms the label as well as his band Black Tape for a Blue Girl. Synthesist, songwriter, lyricist and main collaborator, he's released 8 albums of his music in the last half-decade. For Tim, Where Are You Now? Rosenthal collected musical textures and sources from Projekt label electronic artists, sonically painting with their colors and his ethereal electronics to create the concept album he envisioned. "Tim was a chieftain. He stomped on the terra, and he left his elegant hoof prints on all our lives." - Hunter S. Thompson
Jan-Peter Schwalm/Neuzeit ....CD $15.99
Jan-Peter Schwalm/Neuzeit (Transparent Crystal Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
How we define the age we live in depends entirely on the frame we choose to view it through. On one timescale we're just getting settled into the 21st century; zoom out and we're deeply entrenched in the Anthropocene. We might be waking to the dawn of an enlightened, interconnected new era or teetering on the brink of a sixth mass extinction. Neuzeit, which German electro-acoustic composer J. Peter Schwalm views through his new duo outing with the Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, is generally taken to refer to the modern era that began in the 16th century and witnessed the rise of Western Civilization. Schwalm chooses to take the term on it's face, however; the fusion of "new" and "time" he defines as a period marked by sudden and drastic change. To borrow another word from the German, it ably yet dauntingly captures the zeitgeist of our tumultuous moment, one in which political upheaval, global pandemic and catastrophic climate change seem poised to usher in an uncertain new existence.
Various Artists/Bath Festival of Blues & Progressive Music 69-70 ....import 3 CD Set $109.99
Three CD set chronicling the counterculture era music festival held at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England in June 1970. Features performances by The Nice, Frank Zappa, Colosseum, Blodwyn Pig, Country Joe, Taste, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Donovan, Steppenwolf, Ten Years After, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, The Byrds, Santana, John Mayall.
Terry Draper/Lost ....CD $15.99
13 new songs from Terry Draper, formerly of 'Klaatu.' Ranging from catchy 'Pop' tunes like "A Walk in the Park" and "Armchair Travelers" to prog-rock, "Lost" and "Pangaea" to the quirky "I Am Voyager" and "The Sultan's Dream."
Dixie Dregs/Free Fall ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Dixie Dregs/Night Of The Living Dregs ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Dixie Dregs/What If ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Gary Moore/Blues Alive ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Gary Moore/Blues For Greeny ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Kevin Moore/Rainmaker ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Mike Oldfield/Ommadawn (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 3 CD Set $89.99
Mike Oldfield/Tubular Bells (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 3 CD Set $89.99
Seawind/Light the Light ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Seawind/Seawind ....Japanese import CD $19.99
The Tubes/The Completion Backward Principle ....Japanese import CD $19.99
The Tubes/Outside Inside ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Gino Vannelli/Crazy Life ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Il Balletto Di Bronzo/Ys ....import Vinyl LP $45.99
Tim Blake/Crystal Machine ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Brainticket/Celestial Ocean [Clear Vinyl] ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Brainticket/Cottonwoodhill [Clear Vinyl] ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Clem Clempson/In the Public Interest ....import Vinyl LP $49.99
Colosseum/Live at Ruisrock Festival Finaland 8-22-70 ....import Vinyl LP $52.99
Embryo/Embryo's Rache ....Vinyl LP $42.99
Embryo/Embryo's Rache [Colored Vinyl] ....Vinyl LP $42.99
Brian Eno/Small Craft on a Milk Sea [with Digital Download Card] ....2 Vinyl LP Set $29.99
Esquire/Esquire (180 Gram Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
If/If 3 ....import Vinyl LP $49.99
Jefferson Starship/Red Octopus [180 Gram Vinyl, Audiophile, Colored Vinyl, Red, Anniversary Edition] ....Vinyl LP $39.99
Jefferson Starship/Red Octopus [180 Gram Vinyl, Audiophile, Colored Vinyl, Yellow, Anniversary Edition] ....Vinyl LP $39.99
July/The Second of July ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Kansas/Point Of Know Return [Limited 180-Gram Flaming Orange Colored Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $39.99
Pooh/Le Canzoni Della Nostra Storia [Colored Vinyl] ....import 3 Vinyl LP Set $65.99
Arturo Stalteri/From Ajanta to Lhasa ....import Vinyl LP $45.99
Various Artists/Return to the Dark Side of the Moon ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Rick Wakeman/Crimes of Passion (Original Soundtrack) [Colored Vinyl, Limited Edition, Reissue] ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Warhorse/Warhorse [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Reissue] ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Steve Wilson/Insurgentes ....2 Vinyl LP Set $34.99
The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill/We Persuade
Ourselves We Are Immortal ....import CD $19.99
The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill/We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal ....import Vinyl LP $39.99
The Amorphous Androgynous return with symphonic 40 minute progtronic space rock concept album We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal in 5 epic parts. Featuring Peter Hammill on vocals alongside a host of musicians including Paul Weller (piano and guitar), Ray Fenwick (lead guitar), Brian Hopper on sax, and many others including the 50 piece Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25 piece sumptuously recorded live orchestral string section. Opening with the 13 minute epic space prog rock of title track We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (written with Peter Hammill and Paul Weller) the themes of mortality and immortality are then musically and conceptually catapulted to the far flung corners of the AA sonic multiverse over 40+ minutes utilizing choir, moog, a live orchestral string section, harp and vintage synth all fed against a backdrop of classic rock and psych samplerdelia of the Amorphous Androgynous. Space Odyssey like dystopian choirs and moog of Hymortality crash full force into the Led Zep Bonham-like drums of the Immortality Break while Synthony on a Theme of Mortality lives up to its name as an almost Vangelis Bladerunner-esque vintage synthony of some of the themes of the original track utilizing the classic '70s Yamaha CS80 synth before triumphantly soaring to lift off adrift a Pink Floyd-like female wailing aria against classic vintage guitar rock. Psych Recap is all backwards voices and guitars over pounding Tomorrow Never Knows-era Beatles bass and drums with dislocated Peter Hammill psychedelic vocals before the whole cosmic trip cascades finally into the harp daydream reverie and minimoog space landings, choir and french romantic strings of Physically I'm Here, Mentally Far, Far Away.
The Amorphous Androgynous & Peter Hammill/We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (MPB Remixes) ....import CD $19.99
The Amorphous Androgynous unite their award winning psychedelic compilation series A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble (Exploding In Your Mind) with their symphonic new album We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal to create this latest instalment of the Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble series. Featuring luminaries such as Peter Hammill, Paul Weller, Brian Hopper, the Chesterfield Philharmonic choir and a full string section, and remixes from Regal Worm Cobalt Chapel and others.
Jon Anderson/Song of Seven [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $19.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the 1980 solo album by Jon Anderson, Song of Seven. The album was recorded during Jon's first hiatus from Yes, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his 1976 solo album Olias of Sunhillow. Working with keyboard player Ronnie Leahy, Anderson created an optimistic album of varying influences and he gathered together a fine ensemble of musicians to assist him such as celebrated bass players Jack Bruce and John Giblin, guitarists Clem Clempson and Ian Bairnson, saxophonist Johnny Dankworth and percussionists Morris Pert and Simon Phillips. Song of Seven was a UK top forty hit upon its release by Atlantic Records in November 1980 and spawned a solo tour which established Jon Anderson as a regarded artist in his own right. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and is expanded to include two rare US single edits previously unreleased on CD and restores the original album artwork in a digipak. The booklet also features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.
Anthony Phillips/Missing Links I-IV [Remastered] ....import 5 CD Box Set $41.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Missing Links I - IV, a newly remastered 5 CD set clamshell boxed set comprising the four original "Missing Links" albums by celebrated composer and Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Anthony has been a composer of music for television for many years, going back as far as 1976. In 1989 Anthony issued the first collection of this music, "Missing Links" in December 1989 as a limited-edition release. Its popularity led to a further three Missing Links releases which gathered not only soundtrack compositions, but other rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Although the original four volumes of the series have been subsequently been issued on CD, they have been unavailable for some years. Anthony has worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new additional 27 track CD of previously unreleased and rare archive material, "Extra Links" exclusive to this set. Missing Links I - IV is sure to appeal to fans of Anthony's work. This new boxed set edition features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain's most imaginative and respected musicians.
Gryphon/Get Out of My Father's Car! ....import CD
Gryphon/Get Out Of My Father's Car! (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import $49.99
2020's Get Out of My Father's Car! is the seventh studio album from the legendary Gryphon. Original members Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland and Dave Oberle are joined by virtuoso Andy Findon on clarinets, saxes and flutes, plus two new members, Rob Levy on bass guitar and Clare Taylor on violin and keyboards. All three new members have contributed compositions to Get Out of My Father's Car and the range of styles on the album is unprecedented in the history of this most eccentric of bands. It is almost impossible to pigeonhole Gryphon, recently reformed nearly 40 years after a very successful spell throughout the 1970s, which included extensive touring in the States and Europe with Yes, Steeleye Span and Mahavishnu Orchestra. They even appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4, all in the same week! Gryphon stunned their faithful following four decades later in 2018 when they released their sixth studio album, ReInvention, to huge acclaim. Anyone who thought this was an isolated flash of brilliance now has another think coming as we announce a further brand-new release which proves to be every bit as unfathomably innovative and exciting. Continuing to display fine humour, it defies repetition in favour of seemingly constant streams of reinvention, perhaps even surpassing its predecessor in its richness.
Sally Oldfield/Water Bearer ....import CD $15.99
Sally Oldfield already had years of experience singing, adding numerous backing vocals to brother Mike Oldfield's works such as 'Ommadawn' and 'Tubular Bells.' On her debut album she puts in fantasy complete with a hidden theme throughout that resembles the "Lord of The Rings." There is something quite madrigal to her, she creates the spheres of the river maiden out of 'The Old Forest' from Tolkien's world, ethereal, almost Elvish. "Songs of the Quendi," a song with four parts provides a rich tapestry of sounds with quotations of J.R.R. Tolkien. This music has the innocent charm of the dawning of a new-age, a mix of Middle Earth and old Norse images. The songs are bright, upbeat, sweet and romantic and full of pure aspirations.
Big Big Train/Empire ....import 2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $39.99
Blu Ray (All region) / 2 CD set recorded at London's Hackney Empire on November 2019, features 12 tracks With a 16 page booklet and 5.1DTS HD Master Audio and stereo, including material from the English Electric, Folklore, Grimspound and Grand Tour studio albums, Empire was filmed by Tim Sidwell and audio mixed by BBT's sound engineer Rob Aubrey.
Robert Reed/Cursus 123 430 (24 Page 11x6 Inch Illustrated Companion Book) ....import Book $19.99
This is a book only. 20 page 11 x 6 inch book companion to his new album. Graphics, illustrations and studio photos. I loved the old 1970's albums with their artwork and booklets. Cursus CD has a concept as a story, so I worked with narrator Les Penning to come up with a full story. We then decided to use a well known artist to imagine that story in comic book form. This along with a detailed novello from Les which is also in the book, and some background images of the place mentioned in the story. Completed by pictures of the synthesizers used on the album. All in a sumptuous 250 gsm book. "Including renowned artist Matt Rooke's stunning graphic illustrations, a detailed descriptive novella from Les Penning and studio photographs. Full-colour imagery on sumptuous 250gsm satin paper."
Raw Material/Raw Material ....import 2 CD Set $29.99
The UK psychedelic/progressive jazzrock outfit's 1970 debut-album gets reissued, with the addition of a full disc's worth of rare B-side tracks PLUS the entire 'Kid Jensen Introduces Sounds Progressive' LP, which the Raw Material-members released under the Sounds Progressive pseudonym that same year. This edition includes a 16-page booklet with background notes and images.
Gary Husband & Markus Reuter/Music of Our Times ....CD $17.99
Yet another facet of two contemporary genii is revealed. Maestros Gary Husband and Markus Reuter embark on an impromptu journey of both mind and soul, in one of the most unique, timeless efforts ever to grace the MoonJune label - or, for that matter, the improvised and avant-garde genre - with the release of 'Music of Our Time.' Inspired by the house's beautiful Fazoli Pianoforti grand piano, Gary Husband unveils new depths of his unique musical prodigy. Markus Reuter proves the perfect compliment, kinetically synchronized in effortless perfection to his partner's every shift and turn - with graceful elegance, and rich textures providing spacious understatement throughout proceedings. The chemistry between artists takes its immediate and obvious form through their mutual reverence of the musical moment at hand, exhibited through seemingly telepathic interplay and dynamics. The result is a priceless gem. 'Music of Our Time' is a lustrous jewel of exquisite beauty and magnificent stature ... an ethereal creation, which ventures to places and spaces music rarely accesses.
Rovescio Della Medaglia/Contaminazione 2.0 ....import
Rovescio Della Medaglia/Contaminazione 2.0 ....import Vinyl LP $34.99
Il Rovescio della Medaglia was born in Rome in 1970 from an idea of guitarist Enzo Vita, then Stefano Urso on bass, Gino Campoli on drums and singer Pino Ballarini joined the band. Unlike many prog-rock bands of the time (PFM, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Orme, Osanna,...), they chose not have a keyboard player, aiming to offer so a straight hard rock sound with a strong live impact. In 1973, Luis Enriquez Bacalov, famous orchestra conductor and composer of many motion-soundtracks contacted the band to propose to work together on a new album that would have melt rock to symphonic music. For Bacalov it was the third experience like this, after the previous successes with New Trolls ("Concerto Grosso") and Osanna ("Milano Calibro 9"). The result of this cooperation was the album "Contaminazione." It's considered a milestone of the Italian progressive rock, taking inspiration from by J.S. Bach's preludes and fugues while lyrics tell the alleged theme of a Scottish son not recognized by the great Austrian composer. It was a worldwide success, so high that RCA company also released an English language version with the title "Contamination." To present live the new album Il Rovescio della Medaglia recruited a keyboard player, Franco Di Sabatino. Unfortunately later their truck with the equipment was stolen and even if the most famous bands of the time organized a concert to help them, at the "Piper" in Rome, the band felt the blow: the singer left and after a new single, they decided to quit. Founder Enzo Vita began his career as session-man collaborating with many Italian artists and in 2011 gave new life to the band releasing a new album "Microstorie" with Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth, New Trolls,...) on vocals. In 2016 it's time for another new album, entitled "Tribal Domestic" (with major Sony) back to a progressive and symphonic rock sound. In 2017 Enzo Vita contacted bassist Andrea Castelli (Shabby Trick, Silver Horses, Mantra, Cappanera...) to form also a live-band to bring on stages once again their music.
Samurai of Prog/Beyond the Wardrobe [Limited] ....import CD $15.99
Symphonic crossover progressive rock with a classical twist! The Samurai of Prog - Marco, Kimmo, and Steve - return with an ever-changing crew of guest contributors for an album Steve calls his "new favorite in the Samurai catalog." Especially strong on this disc are melodic echoes from Bach and Mozart, and when joined by diverse influences ranging from the likes of Jethro Tull to Mostly Autumn, it makes an especially varied and fun ride. As with all Samurai releases, the production is audiophile-grade and the artwork and packaging are deluxe. Join the adventure through the sonic landscape that lies Beyond the Wardrobe! Marco Bernard: Shuker Bass, Kimmo Porsti: drums and percussion, Steve Unruh: violin, flute, vocals, acoustic and electric guitars. Featuring compositions by: Christian Bideau, Alessandro Di Benedetti, Oliviero Lacagnina, Elisa Montaldo, Ronaldo Rodrigues, Ton Scherpenzeel, Octavio Stampalia, Yuko Tomiyama.
Neal Morse/Jesus Christ the Exorcist (Live at Morsefest 2018)
Neal Morse/Jesus Christ the Exorcist (Live at Morsefest 2018) ....2 CD + DVD Set $18.99
Acclaimed prog rocker Neal Morse returns with a new live set, Jesus Christ the Exorcist (Live at Morsefest 2018). As the title suggests, this new live album and DVD/Blu-ray was captured at the annual Morsefest in 2018, where Neal and band performed his then new album, Jesus Christ the Exorcist in its entirety. "Performing 'Jesus Christ the Exorcist' with this extraordinary cast of singers and musicians was an absolute dream come true for me as a composer and musician. The way it came together was nothing short of miraculous! One of the greatest events of my life." - Neal Morse
Dream Theater/Distant Memories - Live in London ....3
CD + 2 Blu-Ray Set $30.99
Dream Theater/Distant Memories - Live in London ....import 3 CD + 2 DVD Set $35.99
Dream Theater/Distant Memories - Live in London [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 Blu-Ray + 2 DVD + Artbook Box Set $74.99
Recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo in February 2020, Distant Memories - Live in London brings together selections from 2019's Distance Over Time, along with a complete performance of Dream Theater's classic Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory (from 1999). Available in various formats including CD/Blu-Ray, CD/DVD and a deluxe 3 CD/2 DVD/2 Blu-Ray edition in a 44-page artbook.
Toyah/Sheep Farming in Barnet [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD $36.99
Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the long-awaited newly remastered and expanded deluxe release of Toyah's debut album "Sheep Farming in Barnet" which kickstarts a reissue programme of Toyah's entire Safari Records catalogue. Produced by Steve James and Keith Hale (Blood Donor), the album reached number 1 on the UK Independent Albums in February 1980 and celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2020. The 7" single 'Victims of the Riddle' (1979) was Toyah's very first release and is included here. This was followed up by 6-track mini-album "Sheep Farming in Barnet" that contained three tracks per-side on a 33 1/3 playing 7" vinyl. This mini-album was then expanded to a full length 11-track album (originally for the German market) in early 1980 by adding the 'Victims' 7" A-Side/B-Sides and some further tracks also recorded at Chappell Studios, London. This album contains the fan favourites 'Race Through Space,' 'Neon Womb' and 'Danced,' all of which went on to become signature songs for the band. Non-album Double A-Side single 'Bird in Flight'/'Tribal Look' produced by The Boys' lead singer Matt Dangerfield is also included. This punk/new wave classic album is being reissued in two formats & this expanded deluxe set features: 2CD + DVD digipak with a fully illustrated 24-page booklet containing a brand new introductory note from Toyah plus rare and unseen imagery including album cover shots taken at RAF Fylingdales Early Warning site, Yorkshire. This expanded edition features 30 bonus tracks made up of non-album singles, rarities and demos. Amongst the 20 previously unreleased tracks are versions originally recorded for Shoestring, the original improvisation vocal that became Victims of the Riddle and the band's first ever pre-signing 1978 demos. A sleevenote by Toyah's archivist Craig Astley, researched with input from co-writer/guitarist Joel Bogen, chronicles the creation of the album, musician line-ups and reveals the recording origins of the album and bonus material for the first time. Includes a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) containing two brand new features with Toyah Willcox; an interview about the album/period, a track-by-track album interview and an exclusive acoustic three-song session of songs from the era - all filmed August 2020. The DVD also includes rare archive TV footage available on DVD for the first time ever including a 1979 interview/performance clips of Race through Space filmed at Toyah's Battersea warehouse 'Mayhem' for broadcast on What's On (ITV Midlands-only region) and two songs filmed in February 1980 for BBC's The Old Grey Whistle Test.
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders/GarciaLive Volume 15: May 21st, 1971 Keystone Korner ....2 CD Set $17.99
GarciaLive Vol. 15 showcases a free-spirited performance from Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders and drummer Bill Vitt at the celebrated and cozy San Francisco jazz club Keystone Korner. The trio, aided by saxophonist Martin Fierro on five songs, fuses R&B, jazz & rock across two adventurous sets. Extended takes on Saunders's own "Man-Child" and "Save Mother Earth" punctuate the performance alongside rare gems including David Crosby's "The Wall Song" and Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made to Love Her."
David Crosby/Remember My Name ....Blu-Ray $27.99
David Crosby/Remember My Name ....DVD $22.99
A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the '60s. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often-challenging journey with humor and bite. This inspirational story, filled with music, will speak to loyal fans, and legions of new ones.
Blackmore's Night/Here We Come A-Caroling ....CD EP
Blackmore's Night/Here We Come A-Caroling (10-Inch Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Green, Limited Edition) ....Vinyl LP $19.99
Blackmore's Night reveal their new holiday song 'Here We Come A-Caroling,' taken from the forthcoming 4-track EP of the same name, to be released on December 4th, 2020. The song is a beautiful rendition of the classic Christmas carol, which is being given a new-yet-traditional sound by Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore. It's the forerunner of the upcoming "Here We Come A-Caroling" 4-track EP which will bring the holiday spirit into the homes of many fans during the cold season. Blackmore's Night brand new EP "Here We Come A-Caroling" includes 4 festive tracks and will become available on Limited Edition 10" Translucent Green Vinyl as well as a Limited Edition CD Digipak.
Solstice/Sia ....import CD $22.99
Solstice celebrate their fortieth anniversary in 2020 and, to commemorate the occasion, are releasing only their sixth studio album, though there have been a couple of 'live' albums as well to boost the numbers. They're also marking the occasion by introducing a new vocalist, Jess Holland, who has really made her presence felt on the new album and, with all respect to the previous incumbent, Emma Brown, Jess is a far superior vocalist and her presence here has really re-energised the band, resulting in Sia (Gaelic for 'six') being amongst the best work Solstice has ever done. Earlier in 2020, in an interview with VT, Solstice mainman Andy Glass, now the only member of the original line-up still with the band, stated he thought the forthcoming album would be Solstice's finest, and he certainly has a point. All the way through this album, the songs are strong, the playing is excellent, there's a delightful 'feel' to the music and the vocals of Jess Holland are a sheer delight.
Ashley Hutchings with Becky Mills & Blair Dunlop/A Midwinter Miscellany ....import CD $18.99
Put Ashley Hutchings, Becky Mills and Blair Dunlop in a room for 3 days during lockdown add a little social distancing and the result is A Winter Miscellany, a beautiful fresh collection of songs.
Trees/Trees ....4 CD Set $47.99
Trees/Trees ....4 Vinyl LP Set $89.99
It's now over fifty years since Trees' formation and, although 'acid folk' has now become a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics, and although founder member David Costa feels the original noughties reissue helped consolidate a gathering wave of curiosity, they themselves remain in the shadows. Earth's new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before. Trees first album, 'The Garden of Jane Delawney' (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies' idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias' own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of 'Lady Margaret,' 'Glasgerion' and the old standard 'She Moved thro' the Fair,' and the extended fade of the group's own 'Road,' presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterize the follow-up album, 'On the Shore.' There's a definite shift between the records, the second being darker and more ambivalent. Here Trees don't tell you what to think. You're left to formulate your own response to this odd, opaque music. The 'Streets of Derry' session version leans into the brain vibrating drone-groove they somehow found at the traditional tune's centre. 'Polly on the Shore,' another traditional tune, is one of the definitive moments of English folk-rock.
The Free Design/Butterflies Are Free - The Original Recordings 1967-72 ....import 4 CD Set $37.99
The Dedrick children, Chris, his brother Bruce, their sister Sandra and their younger sisters Ellen and Stefanie, were born into a world of music. Their father, Art, was a trombonist and arranger, their mother a music teacher who played French horn. Uncle Rusty, a jazz trumpeter with Red Norvo. Under the influence of the Hi-Lo's and Peter, Paul and Mary, The Free Design rose through the folk scene of the Greenwich Village coffee houses, achieving national prominence with the enchanting 'Kites Are Fun.' They would prove to be at least the artistic equals of such popular contemporaries as The Association, The Mamas and the Papas, The Fifth Dimension and Harper's Bizarre, but without quite matching their commercial success. Rather than be dictated to and diluted by the majors, they chose to commit to the artistic freedom and potential to develop offered them by the producer Enoch Light through his independent set up, Project 3. While his label might not have been able to provide the resources of a Columbia or RCA, he believed in the group, gave them carte blanche and hired some of the finest session musicians in New York to back them. The decision to put their art first was justified by the extraordinary quality of the seven albums recorded between 1967 and 1972. We have Enoch Light's vision and the group's brave decision to stick to their guns to thank for the fact that this splendid music exists today. With exceptions, The Free Design were at their most pure in recordings of their own compositions. 'Kites Are Fun,' 'Bubbles,' 'Kije's Ouija,' 'My Brother Woody,' 'Ivy on a Windy Day,' 'Starlight,' 'Daniel Dolphin,' 'I'm a Yogi,' 'My Very Own Angel,' and the 'Dorian Benediction,' each adorned by the baroque fantasy quality which is uniquely theirs. Breathtakingly original songs full of playful, nostalgic lyrical imagery; sometimes surprisingly dark; always enormously listenable. Whilst the arrangements reflected Chris Dedrick's classical training and eclectic taste, the beautifully detailed sound must be attributed - at least in part - to the legendary sound engineer Phil Ramone, a magician whose emphasis on subtlety and nuance in performance conceived such creations as 'The Girl from Ipanema' by Astrud Gilberto, 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard' by Paul Simon, the Bob Dylan album, "Blood on the Tracks," and, of course, 'Bubbles' by The Free Design.
Various Artists/Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975 ....import 3 CD Set $37.99
Released in 2015, Grapefruit's 3-CD multi-artist British underground folk compilation Dust on the Nettles was widely praised, with a five-star review in The Times hailing it as "a delight from beginning to end." A long-overdue follow up to that set, Sumer Is Icumen In tightens the mesh by focusing on the point when traditional folksong and the burgeoning late Sixties counterculture collided, largely courtesy of seminal acts like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Pentangle. As Steeleye Span's Martin Carthy commented at the time, the scene had a strong pagan feel, dark and elemental, and progressive folk bands like Dr. Strangely Strange, Comus and Third Ear Band (who performed with the druids in dawn solstice ceremonies at Glastonbury Tor) were active at the same time as folklorists like Mr. Fox pair Bob & Carole Pegg and fellow husband-and-wife team Dave & Toni Arthur, whose commitment to the cause saw them dancing naked at a coven led by 'King of the Witches,' the notorious Alex Sanders. Showcasing all of the above names as well as a supporting cast that ranges from Mike Oldfield and Marc Bolan to unsigned bands who recorded demos in a barn, Sumer Is Icumen In features four hours of Albion hymns ancient and modern, including three previously unreleased cuts. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, it includes a 40-page booklet with track-by-track annotation, numerous band quotes and some very rare photos. The result is a secret glade in a darkly pagan woodland that's peppered with invocations of corn gods, wicker men, bright Phoebus and other non-Christian deities; magickal tales of daemons, sorcerers, false knights and faerie queens; the medieval England myths, legends and traditions of the May Queen, John Barleycorn and the Green Man; paeans to the natural world and the rhythm of the passing seasons; fables of sanctuary stones, scarecrows and buried villages alongside dread stories of purgatory, sacrifice, rape, bestiality and murder.
Alan Parson/Try Anything Once ....import CD $15.99
'Try Anything Once' was Alan Parsons' first solo album after the breakup of the Alan Parsons Project. Opener "Three of Me" and "Wine from the Water" both are reminiscent of classic 10CC (the latter helped by having 10CC's Eric Stewart on vocals). With the hypnotic "Mr. Time" we get the rare female vocal on an Alan Parsons album performed by Jacqui Copland who sang extensively with Duran Duran. The next interesting point of note is the involvement of David Pack (Ambrosia) on several songs with Chris Thompson (Manfred Man's Earth Band) as lead singer with his distinctive vocals. 'Try Anything Once' is bold, fresh, crystal clear, refreshing and as always, impeccably produced.
Various Artists/Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019
....2 Blu-Ray Set $23.99
Various Artists/Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 ....2 DVD Set $23.99
Various Artists/Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 ....3 CD Set $29.99
Various Artists/Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 ....6 Vinyl LP Box Set $119.99
Eric Clapton, one of the world's pre-eminent blues/rock guitarists, once again summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2019. Held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, the two-day concert event raised funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, the chemical dependency treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998. With actor Bill Murray as the Master of Ceremonies, the 2019 festival features outstanding performances by Clapton, James Bay, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Andy Fairweather Low, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Lianne La Havas, Los Lobos, John Mayer, Keb' Mo,' Bonnie Raitt, Robert Randolph, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughan and many more.
Snowy White & The White Flames/Something on Me ....CD $15.99
Snowy White is one of a handful of classic blues-orientated British electric guitar players - musicians whose sound, technique and style has echoed the originality of the blues with the excitement of contemporary rock. He has developed his own style of 'English' blues, a combination of clear, clean blues phrases and harder-edged riffs that are a recognisable feature of his very personal songs. In the Autumn of 1976 he was invited to tour America and Europe with Pink Floyd as their first augmenting musician, a gig which took up most of his time throughout 1977. In 1979, Peter Green decided to head for the studio once more and invited Snowy and his band along to jam. The result was the album entitled 'In the Skies,' now something of a collector's item. He was then asked by Pink Floyd to go to America to rehearse their new show entitled 'The Wall,' and, at the same time, the rock band Thin Lizzy invited him to become a full-time member. Snowy stayed with the band for nearly three years of touring, recording 'Chinatown' and 'Renegade' with them in 1982, before leaving to pursue his solo career. Snowy's first solo album was entitled 'White Flames.' This album included the timeless 'Bird of Paradise,' written by Snowy, which became a hit single around the world. Every year from 1999 to 2014 Snowy toured the world with Roger Waters, including the 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' and massive 'The Wall' tour. In between tours, he founded the Snowy White Blues Project, recording the albums 'In Our Time of Living' and 'In Our Time... Live.' Snowy's most recent album, 'The Situation' came out in 2018. His latest offering, 'Something on Me,' features Thomas White on drums, Rowan Bassett on bass and appearances by various The White Flames members.
Blue Oyster Cult/Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016
Blue Oyster Cult/Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Blue Oyster Cult/Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016 ....2 Vinyl LP Set $34.99
Blue Oyster Cult and Frontiers Music continue their release of archival treasures from the band's vault with the release of "Live at Rock of Ages Festival 2016" on CD/DVD, Blu-ray, and 2xLP. BOC played, as they always do, an inspired set on the second day of the Rock of Ages Festival 2016 in Seebronn, Germany. One of the band's few appearances on German soil in the past few years, the set is now available for fans to enjoy, both with their ears and eyes, in the comfort of their own home.
Hawkwind/50 Live ....import 2 CD Set $22.99
A new double CD featuring a selection of live tracks from Hawkwind. The tracks included were all recorded live during the band's 50th anniversary year. Featuring live versions of Hawkwind classics such as 'Spirit of the Age,' 'The Watcher,' 'Silver Machine' and 'Hurry on Sundown.' It also features later favourites such as 'Flesh Fondue,' '65 Million Years Ago' and 'The Fantasy of Faldum.' This live album is a testament to Hawkwind's incredible career, amazing music and enduring popularity. This live album follows October's new Hawkwind Light Orchestra Album - Carnivorous.
Hawkestrel/SpaceXmas ....CD $14.99
Holiday release. Alan Davey's Hawkwind supergroup Hawkestrel returns for a holiday-themed release that features a sleigh full of superb musical guests including former Deep Purple-vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman and The Doors' Robby Krieger, plus Hawkwind alums Huw Lloyd-Langton and Nik Turner.
Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock/The Hollow Lands ....CD $14.99
2020 release. Fantasy writer/art rock visionary Michael Moorcock teams up with Don Falcone's space rock collective Spirits Burning for an epic album. Moorcock has been named one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 and his unique talents have been applied to not just literary works but to the rock world contributing to bands such as Hawkwind, Blue Oyster Cult and his own projects as well. This album includes performances by BOC members Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, and Joe Bouchard; Hawkwind associates Harvey Bainbridge, Steve Bernan, and Bridget Wishart plus Nektar's Ron Howden, The Strawb's Chas Cronk, and lots more!
Various Artists/Kraut!: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 Teil 3 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99
Progressive Rock from Germany! Never before has there been a comparable compilation!Towards the end of the 1960s, German bands began their first attempts to emancipate themselves stylistically from their US and British role models. Prog rock and psychedelia from our country were initially smiled at internationally and disparagingly called 'Krautrock' by cult DeeJay John Peel, among others. Unorthodox formations could not be pigeonholed, and so a scene with a wide musical range was created. This third part is dedicated to the south of Germany and presents popular bands such as Embryo, Kraan, Volker Kriegel, Guru Guru next to Action, Dzyan, Sahara, or Octopus and Orange Peel. Mostly remastered from digital tape copies by Marcus Heumann without wasting the original sound. Compiled and commented on 112(!) pages by Burghard Rausch (DeeJay, vinyl collector, drummer, radio presenter/author and book editor). PLEASE, NOTE: liner notes in German! With 'Kraut! Die innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979' we will release a double CD every three months in 2020 with a booklet of about 100 pages and biographies of each band, an exquisite selection of the exciting and influential bands of those days, some of which caused a sensation far beyond Germany. The four editions are regionally structured. The third part deals with the South. All editions are compiled by Burghard Rausch and commented on in detail. The publisher of several books on 'Rock in Germany,' radio author and presenter, drummer (Agitation Free, among others), vinyl collector and DeeJay with enormous expertise has already been in charge of the NDW series for Bear Family. We are convinced that 'Kraut!' will be the most comprehensive CD documentation of this era, which has shaped the history of rock music in Germany, licensed by various rights holders!
Various Artists/Kraut!: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock
1968-1979 Teil 1 ....import 2 CD Set $36.99
Various Artists/Kraut!: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 Teil 2 ....import 2 CD Set $36.99
Trevor Bolder/Sail the Rivers ....import CD $20.99
The late Trevor Bolder was the bass player in Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Wishbone Ash and Uriah Heep. This posthumous album has been completed by his friends and is fully endorsed by his family. The tracks are all new recordings of solo tracks and some songs that also became Uriah Heep songs. The album features guest appearances from his Uriah Heep bandmates Mick Box and Lee Kerslake and his Wishbone Ash bandmate Laurie Wisefield. The album features artwork by Ioannis who created the cover art for some of the Uriah Heep albums Trevor Bolder played on. The album has been a passion project for everyone involved and is a fitting tribute to the memory of one of rock's greatest bass players.
Sanguine Hum/A Trace of Memory ....import CD $20.99
Sanguine Hum/Trace of Memory ....import Vinyl LP $47.99
A fitting follow-up to the grand Now We Have Power, A Trace of Memory is the 2020 studio release from Sanguine Hum. Including the thirteen-minute epic The Yellow Ship, the album highlights the band's uniquely cinematic and thoughtful approach to the contemporary Prog genre.
Steve Roach/Tomorrow ....CD $15.99
Tomorrow's five deeply stirring transcendent electronic pieces draw from Steve's current high tide of creativity and introspection. Developed over the last six months within the stylistic mode he describes as "elegant futurism," cyclical melodic weavings flow and ebb in a graceful momentum infused with deep emotion. Tomorrow finds a rare balance between a feeling of floating and one of kinetic movement; this unexpected symmetry breathes life and energy into each piece. Primarily composed and performed spontaneously in the studio, there's an elemental quality - stately and masterful.
Cheer-Accident/Fringements One ....CD $15.99
Once a band reaches that four-decade mark in their existence, particularly a band such as Cheer-Accident, who have travailed so much aesthetic ground during this time, you just know that they have a veritable treasure trove of flotsam and jetsam (in varying degrees of "fi") lying around, just waiting to be turned into a whimsical encyclopedic series of semi-random aural events. - This Is That. "Fringements One" is the first chapter, wherein Cheer-Accident avails to the public documentation of intimate practice space encounters, obscure demos, and even some "slicker" recordings that just never found a home on any of their other releases.
Pascal Comelade/Le Cut-Up Populaire (Version Augmentee)
....import CD $15.99
Pascal Comelade/Le Cut-Up Populaire (Version Augmentee) ....import 2 Vinyl LP Set $47.99
Pascal Comelade has been working for three years to create his brand-new album. Not only does it feature all of his musical obsessions and trademarks, some long-time partners and friends such as Richard Pinhas and members of his former backing band Bel Canto Orquestra, and for the very time in 45 years, ladies and gentlemen there is "quite a long piano solo" and a string quartet in the album. CD version, with different title: Le Cut-Up Populaire (Version Augmentee); 28 songs, includes four bonus tracks exclusive to the CD.
John Zorn/The Turner Etudes ....CD $18.99
An epic suite of short pieces for solo piano inspired by the later sketches of the great English painter J.M.W. Turner. Subtitled Images and Impressions for Piano this expansive suite includes a variety of styles and forms including etudes, preludes, color studies, seascapes, moonscapes, nocturnes and impromptus. One of Zorn's longest compositions, this major new work for solo piano is brilliantly performed by Stephen Gosling, a long time Zorn specialist and one of the best new music pianists in the world. Drawing inspiration from Ligeti, Scriabin, Bach, Glass, Busoni, Debussy, Bartok, Berio, Feldman, Xenakis, Cecil Taylor, Schoenberg and more, this is one of the most stylistically diverse piano suites ever written.
Can/Can (UHQCD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD
Can/Flow Motion (UHQCD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Can/Lost Tapes (UHQCD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $75.99
Can/Soon Over Babaluma (UHQCD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Can/Tago Mago (UHQCD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
The Flower Kings/Islands (Blu-Spec CD2) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Neil Innes/Off the Record (Paper Sleeve) (Remastered) ....Japanese import CD $45.99
John Paul Jones/Thunderthief (SHM-CD) (Remastered) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
John Paul Jones/Zooma (SHM-CD) (Remastered) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Kaipa/Inget Nytt Under Solen (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $69.99
Kaipa/Kaipa (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $69.99
Kaipa/Solo (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $69.99
Rick Wakeman/Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Paper Sleeve) (Remastered) ....Japanese import CD $45.99
Martin Barre/Order of Play (Blue) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Blackfield/For The Music [Limited Colored Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $49.99
Blue Oyster Cult/Fire Of Unknown Origin [180-Gram Black Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $39.99
Butterfield Blues Band/East-West [Remastered] ....Vinyl LP $45.99
Coheed & Cambria/Good Apollo Im Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow [Gatefold LP Jacket, 180 Gram Vinyl] ....2 Vinyl LP Set $35.99
Colosseum/Live 71: Canterbury, Brighton & Manchester ....import 3 Vinyl LP Set $69.99
Robert Coyne & Jaki Liebezeit/The Liebezeit Trilogy [180 Gram Vinyl, Boxed Set, Poster, With Bonus 7"] ....3 Vinyl LPs + 7" Single Box Set $139.99
Miles Davis/Bopping the Blues (Blue Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Miles Davis/In A Silent Way [200-gram] ....import Vinyl LP $39.99
Deep Purple/Whoosh (Gatefold LP Jacket) ....2 Vinyl LP Set $33.99
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends with Eric Clapton/On Tour (180 Gram Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $45.99
Derek & the Dominoes/Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs: 50th Anniversary Edition [LimitedDeluxe] ....import 4 Vinyl LP Box Set $175.99
Peter Gabriel/Growing Up Live [3LP Half Speed Remaster] ....3 Vinyl LP Set $35.99
Jimi Hendrix Experience/Live in Maui [With Blu-ray, 150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert] ....3 Vinyl LP + Blu-Ray Set $55.99
Pierre Henry/Un Monde Lacere ....import Vinyl LP $42.99
Bert Jansch/Best of Live ....Vinyl LP $39.99
Jethro Tull/Nothing Is Easy - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 ....Vinyl LP $26.99
Kayak/Phantom Of The Night (180 Gram Vinyl, Poster) ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon/Noon (Colored Vinyl, Gold & Red) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Greg Lake/The Anthology: A Musical Journey ....Vinyl LP $34.99
John Mayall/Tough [Numbered Clear Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $48.99
Anthony Moore/Out ....Vinyl LP $35.99
Harry Nilsson/Nilsson Schmilsson (Mobile Fidelity 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition) ....Vinyl LP $69.99
Ozric Tentacles/Jurassic Shift (2020 Ed Wynne Remaster) (180gm Pink Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound Of Thunder [180 Gram Vinyl, With Booklet, Download Insert] ....3 Vinyl LP Set $72.99
Pretty Things/Parachute (50th Anniversary Edition) (Gatefold 140gm Black Vinyl; Side-D Etched) ....2 Vinyl LP Set $39.99
Rainbow/Long Island 1979 ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Terje Rypdal/Conspiracy ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Santana/Moonflower ....2 Vinyl LP Set $49.99
Claudio Simonetti/Demons (Original Soundtrack) (35th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Gatefold LP Jacket with Mask Insert) ....Vinyl LP $54.99
Richard Sinclair/Caravan of Dreams (Limited) ....vinyl LP $29.99
Richard Sinclair/R. S. V. P (Sticker) ....import 2 Vinyl LP Set $54.99
Jeremy Spencer/Live in the Studio ....Vinyl LP $29.99
The Strawbs/Best Of: Live In Concert ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Tangerine Dream/Destination Berlin [180-Gram Black Vinyl] ....Vinyl LP $39.99
Tangerine Dream/Sessions II ....2 Vinyl LP Set $29.99
Tangerine Dream/Sessions III ....2 Vinyl LP Set $29.99
Tangerine Dream/Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Black, 180 Gram Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $46.99
Twink/Think Pink [50th Anniversary Edition] ....import Vinyl LP $39.99
Rick Wakeman/Christmas Variations [Colored Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket] ....2 Vinyl LP Set $39.99
King Crimson/The Complete 1969 Recordings ....20 CD + 4 Blu-Ray + DVD + DVD-A Box Set $229.99
The complete audio history of one of the most important debut albums of all time
presented across 26 discs (20CD/4Blu-Ray/1DVD/1DVD-A). Featuring a 2020 Dolby Atmos
mix by Steven Wilson, David Singleton stereo mixes of session material (on Blu-Ray, DVD
and across 6CDs), and a further disc of newly compiled studio material, the box also
includes the original In the Court studio album, every alternate take known to exist,
every mix known to exist, all live recordings from this incarnation of the band known to
exist and a selection of pre-King Crimson 1968 recordings from Giles, Giles & Fripp.
This eighth King Crimson boxed set, as with the previous boxed seven sets in the
series, is packaged in a vinyl sized box containing a booklet featuring previously unseen
photos from the recordings sessions, an intro by Robert Fripp, sleeve-notes by King
Crimson biographer Sid Smith, notes about the tapes from David Singleton, additional
memorabilia and an additional protective outer sleeve. "...an uncanny
masterpiece." - Pete Townshend, 1969
Ultimate Boxed Set Edition of one of rock music's seminal debut albums.
Blu-Ray features 2020 Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson.
Complete, fully mixed stereo recording sessions feature on Blu-Ray, DVD and across 6 CDs.
Blu-Rays also feature the original master edition of the 1969 album mix in 24/96 stereo, the 2019 stereo and 5.1 mixes, the 2009 stereo and 5.1 mixes a complete alternate album comprising 2019 mixes &more.
"Let's Make a Hit Waxing" - single CD 'in the studio with the band' mixed and compiled by David Singleton - also features in 24/96 hi-res on Blu-Ray.
13 further CDs present all known live recordings of the band, BBC sessions, a pre-King Crimson CD compilation of Giles, Giles & Fripp and all studio recordings, alt versions, etc of the main album.
Presented in an album sized box with outer slipcase, containing booklet including previously unseen photos from the recording session, an intro by Robert Fripp, sleeve-notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, notes about the tapes by David Singleton, and memorabilia.
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder ....2 CD Set
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder ....DVD $25.99
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder ....Blu-Ray $33.99
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $85.99
The first break out package from the Pink Floyd 'The Later Years' set, Delicate Sound of Thunder, has been remixed, restored and re-edited on DVD and Blu-Ray. Alongside the full concert film (restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound), included in The Later Years box set, the DVD and Blu-Ray features a 24-page photo booklet. In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist / vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut. The gauntlet was thus laid down for guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, who proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse of Reason album, a global chart smash, which also saw the return of Richard Wright to the fold. Originally released in September 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason was quickly embraced by fans worldwide, who flocked to attend the live tour dates, which started within days of the album's release. The tour played to more than 4.25 million fans over more than two years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of Pink Floyd, was unsurpassed at the time. Filmed at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the 2020 release of the Grammy Award nominated Delicate Sound of Thunder is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins. Pink Floyd's stellar supporting cast for the live dates included: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals). The setlist carefully balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side of the Moon ("Time," "On The Run," "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Us and Them"), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were Here, The Wall's "Comfortably Numb" and a cathartic "Run Like Hell." As a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder is an engrossing and uplifting event, to be enjoyed by any rock music fan. 2-CD includes 8 tracks more than its original release. Blu-ray: Stereo PCM 96/24 / DVD: Stereo PCM 48/16. Deluxe Box includes 2-CD (23 Songs), Blu-ray (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), DVD (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), 40-Page Booklet, Double Sided Poster, 5 Postcards.
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.
Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet ....import CD $17.99
Rick Wakeman/Rock'n'Roll Prophet [Plus] ....import CD $17.99
Rock n' Roll Prophet is a 1982 album by Rick Wakeman. The album was recorded at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, and was released by Moon Records. The album was re-released in 1991 with four bonus tracks. These tracks were recorded at Wakeman's own Bajanor Studios on the Isle of Man, and were mixed by Stuart Sawney. The re-release was mastered at Abbey Road Studios. As well as playing keyboards, Wakeman provided lead vocals for three tracks ("I'm So Straight I'm a Weirdo," "Maybe '80," and "Do You Believe in Fairies") - the only album on which his singing appears.
A Genesis in My Bed - The Steve Hackett Autobiography [Hardcover] ....import Book $35.99
The much-anticipated publication of A Genesis in My Bed- the long overdue autobiography from guitar great and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett. A highly detailed, entertaining book that charts Hackett's life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band's meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time. Sheds new light on Steve's time with Genesis. Hardback: 234 x 156, 224 pages.
Greg Lake/The Anthology: A Musical Journey ....2 CD Set $19.99
A comprehensive career-spanning Greg Lake collection compiling early recordings, King Crimson, ELP album tracks and singles, plus solo pieces and collaborations. Deluxe hardback media book double CD, including 60 page booklet with many unseen photos, extensive notes and tributes to Greg. Features the final version of Greg's Closer to Believing, recorded in 2014. Produced in association with Greg Lake's family and ELP manager Stewart Young.
Richard Sinclair/Caravan of Dreams [Special Limited Edition] ....import CD $19.99
Special limited edition of this classic album by Richard Sinclair (bassist/vocalist formerly of Caravan, Hatfield & The North, Camel, etc.). Joining him on this album are his old cohorts from Caravan, keyboardist (and cousin) David Sinclair and flute/sax player Jimmy Hastings and also his former Camel band mate Andy Ward on drums. Caravan of Dreams is a must have for any fan of the progressive Canterbury sound!
The Strawbs/Live in Concert ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $29.99
Double CD and DVD in a six panel digipack recorded at The Robin 2, Bilston 5th March 2006.
Focus/50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 ....import 9 CD + 2 DVD [PAL Region 0] Box Set $69.99
Limited nine CD + two DVD (PAL) box set. Please note: the DVDs in this set are PAL format, and will not play on most North American DVD players. Dutch prog rock band Focus has been a household name worldwide for 50 years with hits such as "Hocus Pocus," "House Of The King," "Sylvia," "Tommy" and many others. In honor of this monumental band, Red Bullet Productions presents the boxset: Focus - 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976, consisting of 9 CDs and 2 DVDs with remasters and never before released material, such as the 'Focus at the Rainbow' concert film from 1973! This box set contains the complete work of Focus as released between 1970 and 1976, the years in which the band featured four of the most talented musicians originating from the Netherlands during the 70s: guitarist Jan Akkerman, keyboard player Thijs van Leer, bass player Bert Ruiter and drummer Pierre van der Linden. In the period 1970-1976, Focus was the first continental European rock group to reach a worldwide audience meanwhile touring extensively in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Japan. The band scored two worldwide hit singles, sold several million albums and was the first Dutch rock group claiming Melody Maker's Brightest Hope award for 1972. One year later, Focus hit the US Billboard charts with two singles and two albums simultaneously. 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 is curated by Focus/Jan Akkerman archivist Wouter Bessels and includes long anticipated new remasters of their first seven albums, plus single tracks, alternate mixes, demos, raw studio mixes and previously unreleased live recordings. In addition, two PAL format DVDs contain 4+ hours of audiovisual material from the archives of worldwide TV broadcasting companies, plus the first official and long anticipated release of the 1973 'Focus at the Rainbow' concert movie, carefully remastered from the original 16 mm film.
Gong/Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy ....4 CD Set $25.99
Gong's quintessential trilogy comprised of the albums Flying Teapot, Angels Egg and You are newly remastered from the original tapes. Maintaining the incredible sound quality and repackaging of 2015's critically acclaimed Camembert Electrique remaster, each CD album has been digitally remastered by Nick Robbins at SoundMastering Studios together with a fourth CD of bonus material, including both sides of Gong's impossible-to-find debut single on BYG Records, released only in France in 1970. Dedicated to the memory and ongoing legacy of Daevid Allen.
Gong/Flying Teapot ....CD $14.99
1973's Flying Teapot is a Gong milestone. It's the first installment in their legendary "Radio Gnome Trilogy" and a transitional point between the underground psychedelia of Camembert Electrique and the artier, more ethereal sound they later developed. Teapot is more visceral, less cerebral than it's successors, and the catchy ensemble riffs of Camembert are still present. The arrival of virtuoso guitarist Steve Hillage and synth wizard Tim Blake represented a great leap forward, though. Blake concentrated exclusively on ambient electronic effects and soundscapes a la early Hawkind, leaving harmonic development to the other band members. Hillage's fleet-fingered jazz-rock solos and arsenal of effects upped the musicianship a notch and reinforced the spacy jazz elements already in place. Whether you're able to follow the willfully confusing storyline or not, the elaborate mythological world created by Daevid Allen is loads of fun when wrapped around music as inspired as this psychedelic art-jazz-space rock amalgam. The key players are a group of gnomes from another planet who arrive in a flying teapot (stoner imagery plays heavily in hippie Allen's vision) to save the world (or something). Actually, some surprisingly intellectual/philosophical messages were contained in the trilogy, leavened heartily by the irrepressible Allen's healthy sense of humor.
Martin Barre/50 Years of Jethro Tull ....2 CD Set $16.99
"So... finally we have arrived at year number 50 !!!! Is it important... yes, of course and it must be celebrated with due care and thought hence this double CD which showcases some of my favourite tracks. Personally... I'm looking forward to year 51 and beyond !!!... So, with a big nod to history, I will take my guitar on the road and continue my love affair!"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Return to Greendale ....2 CD Set $19.99
Return to Greendale is the next installment in Neil Young's Performance Series (#16) and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album Greendale. On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance. The live album Return to Greendale is being released as a 2 CD set.
David Bowie/Metrobolist ....CD $16.99
Marking the 50th Anniversary of David Bowie's third album The Man Who Sold the World, a 2020 remix by original producer Tony Visconti, which is released under the album's original name, Metrobolist. The artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial 'dress' cover which Mercury Records refused to release. The track After All - which Tony considered perfect as is - is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.
David Bowie/Changes: A Life in Pictures 1947-2016 ....Hardcover Book $27.99
David Bowie: Changes is a celebration of the international figure all starry-eyed hopefuls aspired to be when setting out on a path to fame and fortune in the music industry whether they know it or not. Through more than 150 stellar photos, it tells the story of an artist the likes of which we'd never seen, and may never see again. Bowie had a glittering career fuelled by the spirit of reinvention - he left over 20 studio albums in his wake - and was as colorful in his style and image as he was in his music. If a picture says a thousand words, this book ranks as the definitive manual on how to leave a lasting legacy in the art scene.
Colosseum/Transmissions Live at the BBC ....import 6 CD Box Set $75.99
Six CD set. First fully authorized release comprising Colosseum tracks recorded live at the BBC 1969-1971. Over 60 tracks, many recordings new to CD - over six hours playing time. Painstakingly researched by Colin Harper, Nigel Lees and Ashley Wood. Restored and remastered by Eroc for optimum sound quality throughout. In-depth liner notes by Chris Welch with a foreword by Pete Brown. Includes 44-page booklet, photographs, and contributions from former band members.
Ash Ra Tempel/Gin Rose ....import CD + DVD $23.99
Now, and due to the many requests, here it is again - after 20 years, the re-release of the long-awaited live-album "Gin Rose." Manuel Gottsching and Klaus Schulze blend tradition & vision, and they do not simply reanimate ideas of the 1970s. The spirit of this unique liaison is reflected in every single note of this still up-to-date concert, showing these two musicians playing joyfully, familiar and undeterred.
Various Artists/From Brussels with Love [Deluxe Hardbound Edition] ....2 CD + Book Set $59.99
For release in November, From Brussels With Love - the legendary compilation from 1980 - featured exclusive tracks from the likes of A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Thomas Dolby, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, Bill Nelson, Kevin Hewick + New Order, Michael Nyman and more. Running for 78 minutes, the original cosmopolitan 'cassette journal' was curated by Michel Duval, Annik Honore and Wim Mertens, and also includes extended interviews with Brian Eno and legendary French film actress Jeanne Moreau. To mark its 40th anniversary, this remastered edition will be issued as a deluxe double CD edition in 10-inch square hardback 60 page book. Altogether this new set includes 20 bonus tracks, 39 tracks total.
Various Artists/From Brussels with Love ....import CD $19.99
Tangerine Dream/Pilots of Purple Twilight - The Virgin recordings 1980-1983 ....import 10 CD Box Set $209.99
A 10 CD boxset containing remastered versions of Tangerine Dream's era-defining Virgin label output between 1980 and 1983 (plus copious extras). The set features the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, and Hyperborea, along with the previously unreleased soundtracks from the films The Soldier (1982) and The Keep (1983). All audio has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Ben Wiseman. Pilots of Purple Twilight also features additional previously unreleased material across 4 discs and contains a hard-back book with an essay, many rare photographs, and memorabilia. The individual albums are also available.
Tangerine Dream/Tangram ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Thief ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Exit ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/White Eagle ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Logos ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Hyperborea ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Sessions III ....import CD $20.99
In their imperial years of the 1970s, Tangerine Dream's live concerts were an electronic exploration, improvised and different every night, with little or no relationship to their smash hit albums, which were similarly esoteric. As the 1980s dawned, their recorded work contained more recognizable themes and they scored some of the biggest films of the decade (Risky Business, Firestarter, Near Dark, Thief, Sorcerer).
Ryuichi Sakamoto with Adrian Belew/Hidari Ude No Yume [Left Handed Dream] ....import CD $22.99
Wewantsounds present the reissue of Ryuichi Sakamoto's third solo album Hidari Ude No Yume (Left Handed Dream), originally released in 1981 on the Alfa label. Save for a small-scale Dutch vinyl release in 1981, it is the first time the album's original Japanese edition is released outside of Japan (the European release on Epic Records included significantly different tracks and mixes). Hidari Ude No Yume was recorded at the legendary Alfa Studio "A" in Tokyo during the Summer of 1981. it came after B-2 Unit in 1980 and his debut album Thousand Knives Of... in 1978, the very year Sakamoto was invited by Haruomi Hosono to join Yellow Magic Orchestra alongside Yukihiro Takahashi. In 1981, Sakamoto decided to record an album rooted in pop, following the more experimental B-2 Unit and his landmark electro debut. Sakamoto invited British producer Robin Scott to co-produce. They entered the Alfa studio in July 1981 with his fellow YMO musicians Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, keyboard programmer extraordinaire Hideki Matsutake who'd been on Sakamoto's first two albums and became YMO's unofficial fourth member, violinist Kaoru Sato, saxophonist Satoshi Nakamura, and American guitarist Adrian Belew (David Bowie, The Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and later King Crimson). Together, they created a fascinating mix of pop, ambient and electronic music with elements of avant-garde and traditional Japanese music, the whole firmly rooted in a solid groove. From the funk of "Relache" to the new wave feel of "Venezia" and the ambient minimalism of "Slat Dance," the album is remarkably consistent while displaying a wealth of global influences. The album was released in Japan in 1981 and Epic Records picked it up for Europe a year later but decided to release it in a significantly altered version. The sequencing was completely reshuffled and two tracks, "Saru No Ie" and "Living in the Dark" were completely dropped while three others, "Relache," "Tell 'em To Me," "Venezia" were heavily remodeled with English lyrics and different names. Last but not least, a new English-sung track, "The Arrangement," was added, making the album nine tracks instead of ten for the Japanese edition. Newly remastered from the original tapes by renowned engineer Bernie Grundman. Comes with original artwork featuring cover shot by famous photographer Masayoshi Sukita. Four-page insert with new introduction by journalist Anton Spice.
Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear/Live in the Studio ....import CD + DVD $18.99
Dave Bainbridge is best known for his work in the progressive/Celtic band Iona. He's also worked with The Strawbs. Vocalist/instrumentalist Sally Minnear has an incredible music pedigree being the daughter of Gentle Giant's Kerry Minnear. Dave and Sally are also part of the band Celestial Fire as well as being a duo. This record demonstrates the range and diversity of music that Dave & Sally perform at their always well received concerts. Featuring the duo's arrangements of music from Dave's previous band Iona, his solo albums and several traditional Irish folk pieces, filmed, recorded and mixed at Dave's Open Sky Studio. DVD Extras include Dave & Sally 'In Conversation,' plus some live footage from their concert at The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield in March 2018.
Robert Reed/Cursus 123 430 ....import CD + DVD $23.99
"I've been working hard finishing the new Sanctuary IV album, but needed a break to clean the musical pallatte, so I really wanted to do something different. At the age of 8 I had two albums for Christmas, "The Sound of Music" and "Tubular Bells." The latter defined my musical path. That Christmas my brother had Jean Michel Jarre "Oxygene" as his present. Over the years, and especially of late, I've realized how much of an influence that electronic music has been to me over the years. From Jarre to Vangelis, from Ultravox to Depeche Mode, from John Carpenter to Tangerine Dream. This is the resulting album..." Featuring the voice of Les Penning (Mike Oldfield).
Robert Reed/Cursus: A Symphonic Poem ....import CD $17.99
Limited edition 6 track CD of remixes and demos a companion to his new album. "I always like to give value for money with each release, and with the Cursus CD. I wanted to do a companion album that stands up on it's own. I foolishly decided to do a 20 minute orchestral version. It was a real challenge, but the melodies worked in this format. Also I did some single remixes, which are great, and added a few piano versions also. So it's a full CD release."
Nik Turner & Youth with The Space Falcons/Interstellar Energy ....CD $16.99
Brand new album, now available on CD for the first time, from the legendary producer who has teamed up with the equally illustrious former Hawkwind member. Set your lasers on stun and buckle up for an incredible trip through this cosmic psyche meltdown.
Roger Chapman & The Shortlist/Maybe the Last Time: Live 2011 ....CD $14.99
Starting a successful solo career in 1978 (after leaving a successful career as the leader of Family), the iconic voice of Roger Chapman and his barbed wire and wine delivery has made him one of the most acclaimed singers in the genres of rock, blues and soul. An esteemed solo career that has included him being presented with the award of Best Singer at the 1982 German music awards, two appearances on the famed TV rock show Rockpalast.
Jimi Hendrix Experience/Live in Maui ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $29.99
Experience Hendrix announces a brand new collection that couples the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix in Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience's storied visit to Maui, their performance on the dormant lower crater of Haleakala volcano on the island and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery. Directed by John McDermott and produced by Janie Hendrix, George Scott and McDermott, the documentary incorporates never before released original footage and new interviews with firsthand participants and key players such as Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Warner Bros. executives and several Rainbow Bridge cast members, as well as it's director Chuck Wein. The Blu-ray will include the full documentary as well as the 16mm color film shot of the two afternoon performances captured on July 30, 1970 mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Also included in the package will be Live in Maui - both of the aforementioned sets spread across 2 CDs, newly restored and mixed by longtime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman. The two sets finds The Experience - Hendrix, Billy Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums - at the height of it's powers playing flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop. Included are breathtaking renditions of crowd favorites like "Foxey Lady, " "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return), " as well as then-unreleased songs like "Dolly Dagger" and "Freedom" that showcased the new direction Hendrix was moving toward.
Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac/Transmission Impossible ....import 3 CD Set $32.99
Legendary Recordings from Fleetwood Mac's earliest days. Formed in London in 1967 by guitarist Peter Green, drummer Mick Fleetwood and guitarist Jeremy Spencer, with bassist John McVie completing the line-up for their self-titled debut album, Fleetwood Mac began as a very different beast to the one they would become by the mid-1970s. Danny Kirwan joined as third guitarist in 1968 and keyboardist Christine Perfect, who contributed as a session musician from the second album, married John McVie and joined in 1970. Primarily a British blues band initially, they scored a UK number one with Albatross, and had lesser hits with the singles Oh Well and Black Magic Woman, the latter successfully covered by Santana. All three guitarists left in succession during the early 1970s, changing the sound of the group quite dramatically. This triple disc set celebrates the early days of Fleetwood Mac, focussing as it does on the group's live recordings and radio sessions. Featuring, on disc one, their superb San Francisco gig at the Carousel Ballroom in 1968 in its entirety (previously only released in part), disc two contains Fleetwood Mac s complete BBC Radio Sessions from 1968 recorded for shows such as Top Gear and Saturday Club. The set is completed on disc three with their legendary concert performed in New Orleans at The Warehouse venue, in January 1970.
Peter Green/Kolors ....import CD $15.99
Peter Green's songs with Fleetwood Mac, such as "Albatross," "Black Magic Woman," "Oh Well," "The Green Manalishi" and "Man of the World," appeared on the singles charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians. Many rock guitarists have cited Peter Green as an influence, including Gary Moore, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash, Noel Gallagher and Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood. 'Kolors' includes fourteen original tunes from the pen of Mike and Peter Green, as well as the traditional "Same Old Blues." There's low down blues like "Liquor and You," "Bad Bad Feeling" and more funky stuff as "Black Woman" and "What Am I Doing Here" with Green's slippery, understated licks creeping up everywhere.
Albert Bouchard/Re Imaginos ....CD $16.99
For fans of Blue Oyster Cult, Blue Coupe, and Classic Rock! Albert Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Oyster Cult. The original band sold millions of albums for Columbia Records with such classic songs as "Don't Fear the Reaper" and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart "Burning for You." As a songwriter, he wrote many BOC songs including the very popular "Astronomy" which was covered by Metallica on their 1998's release Garage Inc and the live staple "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," which he also sang lead vocals. Today when not writing and recording in his home studio, he performs with several bands. His latest group, Blue Coupe, is a superstar combo which features his brother Joe Bouchard, also a founding member of BOC, and Dennis Dunaway, a founder of the Alice Cooper Group and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Re Imaginos sees Albert revisiting the 1988 Blue Oyster Cult album Imaginos, which was originally intended as his solo album. The album weaves scripts and poems by the late Sandy Pearlman, a concept album about an alien conspiracy that is brought to fruition during the late 19th and early 20th century through the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil.
John Fogerty/Fogerty's Factory ....CD $9.99
Fogerty's Factory is a newly recorded album of stripped back tracks from legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty. All songs were recorded during lockdown by John and his family including his sons Shane and Tyler (who together are the band Hearty Har) and daughter Kelsy. None of these included tracks have been available physically before. The first track, "Centerfield," was recorded on the Field at Dodger Stadium to celebrate John's 75th Birthday on May 28th. The cover image is an updated version of the iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival cover for Cosmo's Factory taken by the same photographer, Bob Fogerty. "Our family got together and decided we would spread some joy with music in these trying times," shares John. "We recreated Cosmos Factory and it became Fogerty's Factory... my sons, daughter Kelsy, Julie and we even got Bob Fogerty to shoot the cover photo, a total family affair!"
Deep Purple/Live in Paris 1985 ....CD $14.99
Rare and collectable live recording from Deep Purple's legendary show in Paris 1985 - digitally remastered. Deep Purple's many sides are at their best here: the energy but also the groove and the great solo moments. The soft sides and their energetic heavy counterparts. Every member of the band is in fantastic form, the band being strong, and the performance seems to be driving the band through the songs as if audience and band were suspended in time.
Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story [Martin Popoff] ....Book $31.99
The most comprehensive Rainbow biography to date and is based around multiple interviews the author has conducted with most of the key band members over many years including Ritchie Blackmore, as well as Roger Glover, Tony Carey, Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner, along with those who are sadly no longer with us, namely Cozy Powell, Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain and Craig Gruber. From the raw and fiery Dio years, through the criminally under-rated Down to Earth album, the smooth crooning Joe Lynn Turner era and into one final somewhat forgotten record fronted by Doogie White, it's all examined here, track by track. 50% bigger than the 2005 original English Castle Magic, fully updated and revised, a whopping 318 pages including two swell colour photo sections. Canadian author Martin Popoff has written over seventy books on rock music and is one of the most respected authors within the genre. Paperback.
Fairport Convention/Fame and Glory ....import CD $20.99
Fame and Glory collects together all the tracks Fairport Convention recorded for Alan Simon's rock operas Excalibur, Gaia and Anne de Bretagne. The band previously made this compilation available to its fans, but this mainstream release adds three tracks including a previously unreleased studio recording 'Goodbye My Friends.' The line-up on this compilation is: Gerry Conway, Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol, Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie. Special guests include: Martin Barre, John Helliwell, Dan Ar Bras, Andreas Vollenweider, Alan Simon, Laurent Tixier, Pat O'May, John Wetton, Jacqui McShee, James Wood and Dave Mattacks.
Traffic/Live in Birmingham 1974 ....CD $14.99
Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, and Chris Wood met at a club in Aston, Birmingham in the mid-1960s. At the time Winwood was performing with The Spencer Davis Group, but when he quit in April 1967, the quartet formed Traffic. They performed an extraordinary concert in their hometown in Birmingham in 1974, which was broadcast on FAN-FM and is featured on this CD. The quite superb performance all the hits: Heaven Is in Your Mind, When the Eagle Flies and Walking in the Wind.
Medicine Head/New Bottles Old Medicine [50th Anniversary Edition] ....import CD $22.99
Discovered, signed and enthusiastically promoted by John Peel via both his BBC radio shows and his Dandelion Records label, Medicine Head produced one of the enduring albums of 1970 in "New Bottles..." A blues-inspired, post psychedelia cycle of heartfelt, raw originals, the album was a forerunner of what we would now consider 'lo fi' production (the debut single, included here, was famously encouraged by John Lennon, who insisted it be issued in its raw state), and proved the beginning of long and fruitful careers for both John Fiddler and Peter Hope-Evans. Accompanied simply, with guitar, jaw harp and kick drum, the duo concocted something timeless, its heart firmly on its sleeve and its influences and aspirations to the fore. Presented alongside non-album singles, BBC recordings and live renditions recorded at The Marquee, this expanded version of "New Bottles Old Medicine" rightfully places this wonderful album under the microscope, freshly contextualised by the bonus material and an insightful, fittingly eccentric sleeve essay from Brian Banks. On-the-record enthusiasts for 'New Bottles Old Medicine' over the years include Bobby Gillespie, Nico, Joe Perry and Jack White, giving some sense of the broad appeal of this unique piece of work.
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon/Noon ....CD $14.99
The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon continues with the long-awaited Noon, their first new album in 15 years. Couching late-night melancholy in a summer lilt, Noon features 11 tracks of warmly askew songs and intricate playing - and the intimate third voice created by Kottke and Gordon, two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music.
Porcupine Tree/The Delerium Years 1991-1997 ....13 CD Box Set $239.99
Deluxe limited edition 13 CD box set chronicling the evolution of Porcupine Tree, bringing together all of the band's recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97. The period is documented visually though a 140-page book with rare photographs and other archive material, plus biographical liner notes by Stephen Humphries (adapted from his sleeve notes for the Delerium Years vinyl box sets), and replicas of the full width original artwork for Signify and an October 1995 tour poster. The 13 CDs - packaged in digi-sleeves - are presented in a heavyweight lift-off lid box designed by long-term collaborator Carl Glover. Including the 5 full length albums officially released on Delerium in their most recently remastered form: On the Sunday of Life... , Up the Downstair, The Sky Moves Sideways (2CD - also includes Stars Die EP), Signify, Coma Divine - live (2CD). Plus, Voyage 34: The Complete Trip - with the original full-length version of Phase IV, Staircase Infinities - mini album (newly remastered), Metanoia - studio improvisations recorded 1995-96 (newly remastered), plus 2 releases originally created for subscribers to the PT information service Transmission, both newly remastered for this set: Transmission IV - all 40 minutes of an unedited Moonloop, Insignificance - a selection of Signify demos, including tracks not recorded for the final album. Finally a newly compiled and mastered 9 track disc called The Sound of No One Listening rounds up stray singles and compilation tracks, including 2 demo versions of the song Disappear which were previously only available on a bonus 7 inch with the first vinyl edition of Coma Divine.
Galahad/Following Ghosts [Expanded Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $23.99
This new expansive release brings together all of the 'Following Ghosts' related material and consists of a three CD package containing a completely new re-mix of the original 'Following Ghosts' album by Karl Groom, our engineer/producer of choice, together with 'Alternative Ghosts' which contains new alternative versions of every track from the original album, again engineered and mixed by Karl Groom and featuring Mark Spencer playing bass guitar on a Galahad album for the very first time. We have also included a re-mastered version of the rather experimental 'De-Constructing Ghosts' album which was originally a separate companion release to the main album under the guise of the 'Galahad Electric Company' back in 1999. This CD contains tracks written and arranged by various other musicians, DJs and re-mixers pieced together from the original Galahad 'Following Ghosts' multi-tracks resulting in completely different songs in most cases! In all this expanded release contains a whopping 37 tracks!
Arena/From the Beginning: A Photographic History of the First 25 Years [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....import 2 CD + Hardbound Book $139.99
2020 saw the English rock band Arena celebrate their 25th Anniversary of the band's first critically acclaimed studio album release in 1995... This 180-page book is 297x297mm hardback cover with embossed silver foil lettering is a perfect size to fit in with anyone's vinyl collection... The 180 pages have over 2000 photos printed on 170 gsm silk paper containing previously unseen photos of the band and crew past and present. Comment and insight are made by mainstay band members Mick Pointer, Clive Nolan, John Mitchell, and Kylan Amos about past and present band/crew members that have graced the stage with us over these 25 years. This limited Deluxe Edition of the book also contains a double live CD recording of the bands last concert recorded at the Veruno Festival Italy bring the first 25 years of the band history to a close.
Looking-Glass Lantern/World of Great Invention ....import CD $20.99
By the end of the Victorian era the world had become interconnected by technologies in a way that would have been unimaginable in the previous century. This album takes a musical look at the question "what did the Victorians do for us?" The eight songs consider a selection of inventions and new developments, and the changes these brought about in the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. There are songs about the affordable daily newspaper; the postage stamp; the bicycle; the department store; portrait photography; the demise of the tea clippers due to the advent of steamships; the industrialization of farming; and indoor domestic lighting. The album - the fourth from the Looking-Glass Lantern solo project - comes with a beautifully produced twenty-page booklet, the front cover of which symbolizes a world overrun with machinery. Dr Graham Dunnington holds a PhD in the history of the piano and music business in the Victorian era. Combined with a longstanding love of progressive rock, the outcome is the Looking-Glass Lantern project. Since it's inception, Looking-Glass Lantern has been steadily growing in popularity, with over 45,000 plays on internet radio and more than 3,000 followers on Twitter.
Grumblewood/Stories of Strangers ....import CD $21.99
Released on Robin Armstrong's Gravity Dream label, Grumblewood's debut album Stories of Strangers features eight fabulous tales of fortune and fable, that musicially fuse folk, jazz, baroque, and (a lot of) rock. Recorded, mixed and mastered entirely in analogue, this a charming album that evokes the golden era of progressive music. CD in digifile with 12-page booklet.
Frost*/13 Winters [Ltd. Deluxe Edition] ....import 8 CD + Artbook Set $74.99
13 Winters is a comprehensive collection of Frost*s back catalogue, remastered and expanded with additional art, rare tracks, and liner notes by Nick Shilton. Limited deluxe 8 CD set in artbook.
Multi Story/CBF10 ....import CD $22.99
Multi Story formed in the early 1980s. CBF10 is Multi Story's latest studio album and features some special guests. Some of the songs have drawn juice from the band's rockier veins yet the album still demonstrates those symphonic touches that Multi Story do so well. CBF10 is not a concept album but there are subtle threads and connections across the songs that listeners may spot... and, anyway, what is CBF10? This release comes in a digipak with 24 page booklet.
Ensemble Links/Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians ....import CD $18.99
With Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, the Ensemble Links presents a classic of the 20th century: Written in 1978, it was Reich's first work for a larger ensemble. From today's perspective, it is an icon of American post-minimalism which has not lost any of it's fascination. Rhythmic precision, a large dynamic spectrum and a unique range of colors guarantee for an unforgettable listening experience.
Philip Glass/Dance Pieces ....CD $15.99
"Glasspieces" was originally performed in 1983, "In the Upper Room" suite premiered in 1986, and both accompanied a ballet performance. This is the only place you can find the ensemble version of the "Funeral" from 'Akhenaten,' which was a show-stopper from Glass's ensemble concerts of the mid '80s. There are a number of musicians on both pieces and "In the Upper Room" includes conductor Michael Riesman on piano and synthesizers. In addition to the keyboardist, there are a number of string, brass, and woodwind players. Although nearly all instrumental music, the additional voice (Dora Ohrenstein) on both pieces gives this works a very nice touch.
John Zorn/Azoth ....CD $18.99
Jay Campbell (JACK Quartet) and Michael Nicolas (Brooklyn Rider) are two of the greatest cellists in new music. Long-time members of Zorn's inner circle, here they perform four compositions written expressly for them. Featuring two works for solo cello and two works for cello and rhythm section, the music is filled with spectacular leaps, intense textures, dizzying tremolos, hypnotic ostinatos, scordatura and more! As always, Zorn pushes the envelope of what is technically possible on the instrument and Mike and Jay come to the plate full force, exhibiting a new level of virtuosity in these breathtaking and dramatic works. With Ches Smith on drums and Jorge Roeder on bass this is a cello recital unlike any other!
Mort Garson/Music from Patch Cord Productions ....CD $14.99
Archive release from the Canadian-born electronic music pioneer. Garson is best known for his albums in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to feature Moog synthesizers.
The Opening Performance Orchestra with Bill Laswell & Iggy Pop/The Acid Lands ....CD $17.99
The Acid Lands, created by the Prague-based Opening Performance Orchestra, was first heard in public in 2014 at the Movement-Sound-Space festival in Ostrava, to mark the centenary of William S. Burroughs' birth. The studio version of The Acid Lands was made in late 2019/early 2020 in collaboration with Bill Laswell and Iggy Pop, who undertook the role of the narrator. The piece, which pays tribute to William S. Burroughs, features fragments from the novels The Western Lands (1987) and Junkie (1953). In addition to the title composition, The Acid Lands, the record contains Bill Laswell's instrumental remix, as well as the collective piece "Naming Seven Souls," featuring samples of William S. Burroughs reading his own work.
Schnellertollermeier/5 ....CD $16.99
There are bands that play beautiful, engaging concerts, take a bow and go home - and then there are others that open up completely new perspectives, make time stop, and whose clear-cut approach burns itself into the audience's memory. Schnellertollermeier is such a band. Anyone who has seen them live will attest to the experience and, when trying to describe their music, will use words such as "stunning," "minimalist," "brutal," "decisive," "monumental," "angry," "controlled," "captivating" or "radical." Their new album takes their music even further - which at times unexpectedly leads to silence. On '5' there is more space, more intimacy, more time for dialogue between the music and listeners. The seven pieces, ranging from abstract dance music to electro-acoustic currents of sound, are gentler and more fragile than one would expect from Schnellertollermeier. "... Schnellertollermeier marries brutality to avant-garde rock and jazz. A classic power trio from Switzerland, the band plays with punk fury and dazzling technical dexterity to create booming, bone-rattling music that stalks, confronts and astonishes. On occasion, the trio steps back and offers wavy, vaguely threatening interludes, but soon the mighty force returns." - The Wall Street Journal
Stirrup + 6/The Avondale Addition ....CD $16.99
Stirrup is Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello, tenor guitar), Nick Macri (bass), and Charles Rumback (drums). Formed in Chicago in 2009 to explore their mutual interests in deep grooves, moody harmonies, and extended structures, the genre-defiant trio continue to do so to this day. A true collective, all three write and arrange for the band. The Avondale Addition is an amalgam of two of Fred Lonberg-Holm's long-running projects: Stirrup and his "Lightbox Orchestra," a revolving-door project that began over 20 years ago as a way to organize large, ad-hoc improvising ensembles using a light-based cueing system and cue cards. Typically, a Lightbox concert has no pre-composed materials, but for this performance recorded live at Elastic Arts in Chicago, compositions by members of Stirrup comprised a "book" from which the guest musicians (the "+6") draw on in addition to freely improvising when called on to do so. In effect, Charles and Nick continue to do things they might normally do on a Stirrup gig, but instead of Fred playing cello, he acts as a kind of improvising arranger stationed behind his Lightbox cueing station, with the invited guests taking on the melodic and soloist roles he might normally perform.
Blaine L. Reininger/Songs from the Rain Palace ....import CD $19.99
Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer. He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown.
Cotatcha Orchestra/Bigbandova Elektronika ....CD $15.99
Fresh from Big Round Records comes the Cotatcha Orchestra's Bigbandova Elektronika/Bigband Electonics. As it's name suggests, this unprecedented album pairs original big band music with electronic music, concocting a sound-and perhaps even a brand new genre-that listeners have never heard before. Cotatcha Orchestra was the brainchild of trumpeter Jiri Kotaca. His founding mission was simple: play unusual and original big band music. From this seed grew the sound we hear today, a fascinating mix of jazz, Czech music, and electronic music. Rather than reaching for cheap novelty, however, Kotaca saw big band and electronic music as a natural combination. The latter element strengthens the band's music, expands their emotive range, and carries them into the modern era. The names and themes of the compositions are not run-of-the-mill, either; Sardanapalm, for example, combines the name of the last Assyrian king with the explosive agent napalm, positing a thoughtful yet apolitical observation of the west's involvement with the Middle East. The music is at once familiar and profoundly ethereal, combining muted jazz trumpet with an array of electronic sounds. Billy's Pilgrimage is a musical interpretation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, focusing on the main character, Billy. Piano and rhythmic elements, along with the airy, jazz-steeped voice of guest soloist Lenka Dusilova, form an interpretive soundtrack for Billy's story. And, of course, there's Very Old Lady Driving a Ferrari-a lighthearted musical imagining of an elderly speed-lover taking a summer drive in a sports car. Electric piano, drums, electronics, and an interjecting horn section put the listener firmly in the driver's seat for this exhilarating ride.
Sun Ra Arkestra/Swirling ....CD $15.99
The planets align this October as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, release their first studio album in over twenty years, 'Swirling.' Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, the new recording represents the continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen's guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, gaining new generations of followers from their regular touring across the globe. With a big band line-up featuring long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson (RIP), Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune (RIP), Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchell, the album is a full-blooded celebration of Sun Ra's legacy.
V.S.O.P. Quintet/Live Under the Sky ....import 2 CD Set $20.99
'Live Under The Sky' was recorded Live over two nights in Japan. Drummer Tony Williams appears to be the driving motor on stage and brings out the very best in everyone else. Ron Carter turns out some interesting bass vamps while Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter does a solid job on the trumpet and sax respectively. Herbie Hancock of course turns out some stellar performances on the piano as always. This group is essentially the second great Miles Davis Quintet without Miles. The energy of the 10,000 fans enjoying the concerts in the pouring rain clearly affected the musicians and the performances here are stellar. Overall a very high energy concert featuring some of the best musicians of that decade at the peak of their skills.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra/The Christmas Trilogy ....3 CD + DVD Set $39.99
Deluxe three CD + DVD edition. Hard rock producer Paul O'Neill, renowned for his work with Aerosmith and Savatage, teamed with the latter band's Jon Oliva to create Trans-Siberian Orchestra, an inspired fusion of classical music and rock-opera pageantry. Their first two releases are visionary and timeless Christmas-themed concept albums, spotlighting lead guitars and classical string sections alike, and they became instant contemporary holiday classics. 2004's The Lost Christmas Eve, which completes their symphonic rock Yuletide trilogy, underscores Billboard's recent comment that TSO "seems to be turning into a Christmas tradition."
The Allman Brothers Band/At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition)
(SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $54.99
The Allman Brothers Band/Eat A Peach (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $54.99
Cream/Disraeli Gears (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Bayou Country (Limited) (UHQCD/ MQA, Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Cosmo's Factory (Limited) (UHQCD/ MQA, Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Creedence Clearwater Revival (Limited) (UHQCD) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Green River (Limited) (UHQCD/ MQA, Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Mardi Gras (Limited) (UHQCD/ MQA, Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Pendulum (Limited) (UHQCD/ MQA, Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Creedence Clearwater Revival/Willy and the Poor Boys (Limited) (UHQCD/ MQA, Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Moody Blues/This Is The Moody Blues (Paper Sleeve / UHQCD / MQA - 24bit Remaster) ....Japanese import CD $54.99
Alan Parsons Project/Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (PaperSleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Pekka Pohjola/Keesojen Lehto (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $54.99
Wishbone Ash/Argus (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Vangelis/Juno to Jupiter ....CD $15.99
Inspired by the groundbreaking mission of NASA's Juno space probe and its ongoing exploration of Jupiter, Juno to Jupiter is Vangelis' multi-dimensional journey through electronic, progressive, ambient, techno, orchestral, and vocal music. The project features soprano Angela Gheorghiu and sounds from space recorded by NASA.