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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.
Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral
Mornings: Live at Hammersmith ....2 CD + Blu-Ray 25.99
Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith ....import 2 CD + DVD 29.99
Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray + Art Book 69.99
In November 2019, at a sold-out show in London's Hammersmith Apollo, Steve Hackett performed the legendary Genesis album Selling England by the Pound in its entirety. Steve and his band also played tracks from Spectral Mornings (celebrating its 40th anniversary), At the Edge of Light, and A Trick of the Tail. Available on Limited Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/DVD Artbook, CD/Blu-Ray and CD/DVD versions including a Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mix.
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.
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
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound Of Thunder [180 Gram Vinyl, With Booklet, Download Insert] ....3 Vinyl LP Set $72.99
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.
Greg Lake/The Anthology: A Musical Journey ....2 CD Set
Greg Lake/The Anthology: A Musical Journey ....Vinyl LP $34.99
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.
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.
Jimi Hendrix Experience/Live in Maui ....2 CD + Blu-Ray
Jimi Hendrix Experience/Live in Maui [With Blu-ray, 150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert] ....3 Vinyl LP + Blu-Ray Set $55.99
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.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Return to Greendale ....2
CD Set $19.99
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Return to Greendale ....2 Vinyl LP Set $35.99
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Return to Greendale [Deluxe Edition Boxed Set] ....2 CDs + 2 Vinyl LPs + Blu-Ray Box Set $95.99
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
David Bowie/Metrobolist [aka The Man Who Sold The World] ....Vinyl LP $34.99
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.
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.
The Strawbs/Live in Concert ....import 2 CD + DVD Set
The Strawbs/Best Of: Live In Concert ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Double CD and DVD in a six panel digipack recorded at The Robin 2, Bilston 5th March 2006.
Ryuichi Sakamoto/Coda ....Blu-Ray $25.99
Ryuichi Sakamoto/Coda ....DVD $18.99
One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following the Fukushima disaster, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.
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!"
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.
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.
Various Artists/From Brussels with Love [Deluxe Hardbound
Edition] ....2 CD + Book Set $59.99
Various Artists/From Brussels with Love [2xLP (LP1 black, LP2 white) with download (21 tracks)] ....2 Vinyl LP Set $49.99
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
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.
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
Michael Begg & Roedelius/Two Gather in the Waiting Room ....import CD $19.99
Michael Begg is a Scottish composer, sound artist, and musician. In 2000, making use of new affordable computer technologies, he began to experiment in computer mediated composition. Along with long time collaborator Deryk Thomas, he produced a series of recordings intended for use in theatre which became the first Human Greed album, Consolation. Michael began contributing to Clodagh Simonds' Fovea Hex project in 2007 with an appearance on the track "Long Distance" on the EP Allure. He has since appeared on every subsequent Fovea Hex recording, and is a core member of the performing iteration of the ensemble. Begg has released a number of recordings in his own name, working more progressively towards a territory comprising site specific thematic work, contemporary classical music, and studio experimenting. Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a German electronic musician and composer. He is best known as a co-founder of the influential krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia. Roedelius' solo career began with Durch die Wüste in 1978 and then Jardin Au Fou in 1979. The first of the lengthy Selbstportrait series was released in 1979, being material done beside his work with Cluster and Harmonia, without the input of his collaborators. Mostly recorded on simple two-track equipment, the Selbstportraits make up the backbone of Roedelius' early solo recordings. This album is the first collaboration between these two outstanding musicians and brings together the best of both worlds.
Philippe Besombes/Anthology 1975-1979 ....4 CD Set $19.99
A deluxe limited edition 4CD box set of studio albums by France's pioneering electronic avant garde artist, Philippe Besombes! Includes the dramatic electro-acoustic experimental soundtrack for the 1975 film Libra, plus the 1979 solo album as well as both albums by Besombes' progressive electronic group Hydravion! Comes packaged in a sturdy box with individual sleeves for each CD as well as a booklet containing extensive liner notes written by Dave Thompson based on a recent interview with Besombes!
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
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.
John Petrucci/Terminal Velocity ....CD $13.99
John Petrucci/Terminal Velocity ....Vinyl LP $35.99
John Petrucci's Terminal Velocity marks the first solo album by the world-renowned Dream Theater guitarist to be released since 2005's Suspended Animation. Written and produced by Petrucci, the album sees the return of bassist Dave LaRue, who played on John's debut solo album and subsequent G3 tours, as well as, an eagerly anticipated reunion with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy. The 9-songs on Terminal Velocity showcase John's affinity for writing tightly-weaved guitar instrumental powerhouses that feature everything from monster riff breaks to passion-filled melodic themes and all-out shred extravaganzas. The album was recorded by James 'Jimmy T' Meslin and mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap.
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.
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."
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."
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!
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.
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.
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!"
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.
Pinder Brothers/Melancholy Sea ....CD $15.99
The Pinder Brothers' new 'Melancholy Sea' makes waves with sing-a-long melodies and crafty alt-rock rrrangements. Sons of Moody Blues founding member Mike Pinder carry on the tradition, as their own SoCal followers continue to burgeon. The Pinder Brothers may not be the first pair of siblings to proffer an intrinsic fusion of vocal harmonies, but add to the mix crafty sing-a-long melodies and enough of a rock edge to engage the masses. That is the musical mantra of these brothers in arms' third full-length release "Melancholy Sea." Of course, the many current fans of Matthew and Michael Lee are already aware of one other essential factor. Let's call it pedigree. Their dad Mike Pinder was a founding member of the legendary Moody Blues, who not only fulfilled the enduring band's mellotron duties, but also contributed harmony vocals. The Pinder Brothers mesh the harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash alongside the songwriting style of Simon & Garfunkel, and ultimately add their own modern spin. Listeners will hear all of this and more in "Melancholy Sea," which the pair wrote, played and arranged. The project's masterfully penned lyrics create a sonic tapestry that dazzles the ear....much like the colors of a seashell inspire the eye. The brothers' voices harmonize beautifully, accompanied by arrangements that deftly ease from a bed of crunchy electric guitars into warm overdriven tones that layer as naturally as sheets and a blanket. It could be said that The Pinder Brothers have '60s Brit-rock heritage in their DNA, with a healthy dose of California style thrown in. Hailing from Northern California, Matt and Michael Pinder grew up playing music and performing together whenever possible. How could they not, with the sounds of the lost chord echoing softly in their ears. Thankfully, Mike Pinder's innate talent has been passed on to his sons - who are now creating their own legacy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schnellertollermeier/5 ....CD $16.99
Schnellertollermeier/5 ....Vinyl LP $29.99
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.
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!
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon/Noon ....CD $14.99
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon/Noon (Colored Vinyl, Gold & Red) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
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.
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
Neil Ardley/Symphony of Amaranths ....import Vinyl LP
Tim Blake/Crystal Machine ....2 Vinyl LP Set $49.99
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band/Mirror Man Sessions [Limited 180-Gram Crystal Clear Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $46.99
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
Robert Fripp/Exposure [Deluxe Edition, 200 Gram Vinyl] ....import 2 Vinyl LP Set $47.99
Peter Gabriel/Secret World Live [2 LP Half Speed Remaster] ....2 Vinyl LP Set $32.99
Peter Gabriel/Live In Athens 1987 ....2 Vinyl LP Set $35.99
Gentle Giant/Gentle Giant ....import Vinyl LP $41.99
Gong/Angels Egg ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Gong/Flying Teapot ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Hawkestrel/Pioneers of Space ....2 Vinyl LP Set $44.99
Jade Warrior/Jade Warrior ....import Vinyl LP $41.99
Anthony Moore/Out ....Vinyl LP $35.99
Nucleus/Solar Plexus ....import Vinyl LP $41.99
Nucleus/We'll Talk About It Later ....import Vinyl LP $41.99
Ozric Tentacles/Jurassic Shift (2020 Ed Wynne Remaster) (180gm Pink Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $34.99
Return to Forever/Live At The Old Grey Whistle Test 3 March 1976 ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Jeremy Spencer/Live in the Studio ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Unitopia/Garden [Triple LP Tri-Fold Sleeve Green 180 Gram Vinyl] ....import 3 Vinyl LP Set $139.99
Rick Wakeman/Piano Vibrations (Yellow, Red, Orange, Reissue) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Yes/The Royal Affair Tour (Live in Las Vegas) ....2 Vinyl LP Set $39.99
Allman Brothers Band/Final Note ....CD $14.99
Live archive release containing the Allman Brothers Band's last show with founder and guitarist Duane Allman. Recorded October 17, 1971 at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, MD, the recording marks Duane's last show, as he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident 12 days later. Recorded on a hand-held cassette machine by 18-year-old radio journalist Sam Idas. The Allman Brothers Band were riding a wave of great success in late 1971 and wrapped up an intense summer of touring with the two shows at Painters Mill that day. The July 1971 release of their breakthrough At Fillmore East live album had brought them critical acclaim, hordes of new fans, and even a little money. The band - Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley - had toured all summer long and were looking forward to some time off before heading back to the studio.
The Allman Brothers Band/Warner Theatre Erie Pa 7-19-05 ....2 CD Set $22.99
Two CDs. Live archive release. Long hailed as one of their best ever by the band members themselves, fans now have the opportunity to experience this spectacular show for themselves. By the summer of 2005, The Allman Brothers Band had moved into a comfort zone of stability and superb chemistry. The line-up-Gregg Allman on vocals and keyboards, drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks on guitars, Oteil Burbridge on bass and percussionist Marc Quinones-had been together since 2001 and had established a groove, both on and off the stage.
Jon Anderson/1000 Hands [Chapter One] ....CD $15.99
1000 Hands: Chapter One is the fifteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Jon Anderson. The album originates from sessions for a project to have been called Uzlot (a northern English pronunciation of "us lot") that Anderson had been recording in Big Bear, California, with Brian Chatton in around 1990. Chatton wrote most of the music, played keyboards and also sang. Anderson asked his then Yes bandmates Chris Squire and Alan White to play on the project too. At the time, Yes were preparing for a tour and Anderson put the master tapes in his garage and, as he has recounted, gave them very little thought for many years. In 2016, producer Michael Franklin contacted Anderson about using the tapes and finishing an album. Further recordings followed at Solar Studios in Orlando, Florida. Along with some newly written material, the final result is 1000 Hands. As the album title suggests, the album was created with a number of guest performers, including Steve Howe, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, Rick Derringer, the Tower of Power horn section, violinists Jean-Luc Ponty, Jerry Goodman and Robby Steinhardt of Kansas, Chick Corea, Larry Coryell, Stuart Hamm, Billy Cobham and many more!
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe/Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe ....import CD $14.99
Politics aside, this album is basically Yes, but without Chris Squire. The music is incredibly complex and the lyrics as spacey as any Yes album ever. Tony Levin fills in on bass, playing his Chapman Stick and electric upright bass with Bill Bruford on full electronic-drums and sounding very much King Crimson-esque. Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, both melodic as ever with Jon Anderson in a fine voice here and obviously having the most fun of all. Highlights; "Fist of Fire," a steady rock groove with exceptional keyboard work from Rick Wakeman, "Brother of Mine," a very catchy ten minute tune in three parts, the Carribean/Latin flavored "Teakbois," and the stadium-rocker "Order of the Universe." The magic of '70s prog-rock complete with a Roger Dean cover!
Anekdoten/From Within ....CD $14.99
The third album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten, recorded and mixed on analogue tape at the famous Atlantis Grammofon (formerly Metronome Studio) in Stockholm, home to many classic ABBA albums. Predecessor 'Nucleus' was a heavy album, with only a little relief from it's stridency. In comparison, 'From Within' is an album of light and shade.'From Within' will be released in a digipack with 8-page booklet and was remastered in 2020 by Hans Fredriksson.
Anekdoten/Nucleus ....CD $14.99
The 1995 second album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten, following 1993's debut 'Vemod' (a classic in the underground scene, blending the progressive attack and symphonic darkness of King Crimson with the sensibility and beauty of Nordic songwriting). Nothing about the perhaps naive 'Vemod' could have prepared the listener for the shocking verification that came with 'Nucleus.' Over those two years, the quartet's artistic voices had been brought to perfection, resulting in an album that simply cannot be compared to any other record. It's sheer power, originality, excessive cravings, mayhem, complexity, elegy, intelligent chord-and time-changes, variety and weird tonality mark the first point in history where Anekdoten present themselves as a unique entity. 'Nucleus' is like a musical painting of The Beauty and the Beast. The mixture of brutal, dissonant riffs and fragile, extraordinary melody-lines is a work of genius. State-of-the-art rock does not get any better than this.'Nucleus' will be released in a digipak with 8-page booklet and was remastered in 2020 by Hans Fredriksson
Anekdoten/A Time of Day ....import CD $14.99
A Time of Day is the 2017 fifth album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten. Recorded at Rommaro studio in the Swedish archipelago in the November 2006, the band was aiming for more complex and richer song writing than before. Most of the songs were demoed and arranged well before the recording session which used vintage organs and synths to expand the sounds. The late Gunnar Bergsten, famous for playing on Bo Hansson's 'Lord of the Rings' album, played flute on '30 Pieces,' musically considered one the highlights in Anekdoten's career. The band had to mix the album in a studio they were not used to and were never happy with the overall sound. Main man Nicklas Barker says, "We have re-mastered it twice (in 2007 and 2012), but still not with the result we wanted. With this mastering by Hans Fredriksson in January 2020 we finally feel that the greatness of this album revealed." This CD re-issue contains 5 bonus tracks of demos recorded more-or-less live in the spring of 2006 at Anekdoten's studio Sisu Sound. 'In for a Ride,' 'King Oblivion' and 'Stardust and Sand' were lost for many years but found on a hard drive by Nicklas while cleaning out a closet in 2019, then he restored and mixed them in November 2019. The demos for 'Prince of the Ocean' and '30 Pieces' were previously released on the Kscope compilation 'Chapters.' Nicklas believes some of the demos outclass the studio versions.
Ayreon/Transitus ....2 CD Set $18.99
Ayreon/Transitus [Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD + DVD Set $52.99
Ayreon will be releasing a brand-new sprawling and epic studio album 'Transitus,' on 25th September via Music Theories Recordings. The limited edition earbook contains extended artwork and liner notes, including a 25-page graphic novel, the album on 2 CDs, 1 CD with instrumental versions, 1 CD with guide vocal versions, and a DVD with bonus footage which includes a behind the scenes video, a videoclip, trailer, 5.1 and 2.0/24 bit audio versions of 'Transitus.' From the mastermind of Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, 'Transitus' is inspired by supernatural movies such as The Others, The Changeling and Ghost along with the music of soundtrack composers John Carpenter (Halloween), Ennio Morricone (Once upon a Time in the West) and Jerry Goldsmith (Omen). 'Transitus' is narrated by one of the most iconic and recognizable voices in sci-fi history, most known from his eight-year stint as Doctor Who, Tom Baker. As with any Ayreon album, it is an explosive and expansive affair and features Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) as Daniel and Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) as Abby. The all-star cast also features Simone Simons (Epica), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Johanne James (Threshold), Noa Gruman (Scardust), Marcela Bovio (MaYan), Caroline Westendorp (The Charm The Fury), Paul Manzi (Arena), Michael Mills (Toehider) and Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Trillium) amongst many others.
The Backstage/Isolation ....import CD $18.99
The Backstage - Jonas Reingold, Craig Blundell and Rob Townsend - has gathered prog/jazz/fusion royalty from around the globe to create an energetic album inspired by the sounds of the 1970s. Featuring Steve Hackett, Tom Brislin, Marco Minnemann, Nick Beggs, Roger King, Roine Stolt, Pat Mastelotto, Andy Tillison, Adam Holzman, Luke Machin, Randy McStine and others.
Bad Company/Unplugged at the Hall of Fame ....CD $15.99
By 1998 Paul Rodgers he had re-joined Bad Company and the original group went back out on tour for a 32-date US tour in 1999, which included a live acoustic set they performed at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame on 21st July. Bad Company put on a marvellous show, performing eight of their classic numbers in an acoustic setting, which display just how strong and timeless Bad Co's music remains.
Martin Barre/Away with Words ....CD $15.99
Deluxe reissue of the 2013 album from legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre featuring all new artwork! This album showcases Barre's unique skills as a musical arranger, blending original compositions with songs from the Tull catalog! CD comes packaged in a digipak with 2 rare bonus tracks!
Martin Barre/Order of Play ....CD $16.99
Special bonus track reissue of 2014 solo album from Jethro Tull guitarist/songwriter, Martin Barre! On this studio album, Barre shows his talent for arranging as he takes classic JT songs like "Thick As a Brick," "Minstrel in the Gallery" and "Locomotive Breath" and revamps them into excitingly new yet familiar tracks! Bonus tracks include 2 live recordings never before released on CD!
Martin Barre/A Summer Band ....CD $16.99
The long-awaited deluxe reissue of the 1993 debut album from Jethro Tull founding guitarist, Martin Barre! This gorgeous reissue features an all-new digital remaster of the audio as well as new artwork! The CD is packaged in a slick digipak and features a rare bonus live track with JT drummer Doane Perry!
The Bears/Live at the Club Cafe ....DVD NTSC region 0 $24.99
Available again, but only for a very short time and in very limited quantities! The Bears recorded this DVD live at Club Cafe, an intimate and wired nightclub located in Pittsburgh, PA. Members of The Bears (Adrian Belew, Rob Fetters, Chris Arduser and Bob Nsywonger) chose Club Cafe during their sold-out Car Caught Fire tour as the venue of choice to record the band's first live DVD. Songs from the DVD include many of their fans favorite songs from the CD Car Caught Fire as well as their first two releases Rise and Shine and The Bears. The DVD also features a cover of King Crimsons 'Red.' The DVD features over 90 minutes of live concert footage in 5.1 Dolby surround sound, as well as intimate interviews with each member of the band talking about their history and song writing. Fans will also enjoy a special private tour of Adrian Belew's recording studio Studio Belew, located in Nashville. In total, the DVD contains over 3 hours of concert and interview footage that will provide high quality entertainment value for Bear fans and rock fans alike.
Big Big Train/Summer's Lease [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $55.99
Summer's Lease is a 2020 double CD Japanese import compilation tracing the story of Big Big Train from some of its earliest pieces of music through to the present day. Including the full 34 minute London Song (remixed in 2020 with additional keyboards), previously unreleased new instrumental Don't Forget the Telescope, a new studio version of Wind Distorted Pioneers, and live sessions from Real World of Kingmaker, Summer's Lease and Master James of St George. 2SHM-CD in gatefold digisleeve with OBI in Japanese and 40-page booklet with lyrics in English and Japanese.
Blue Oyster Cult/The Symbol Remains ....CD $14.99
2020 release. Blue Oyster Cult return with a mammoth studio album The Symbol Remains. Coming nearly two decades after the release of their last studio album Curse of the Hidden Mirror, the album showcases a band who hasn't been slowed by the time passed, but simpy unphased by it. The Symbol Remains is one of the band's most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date.
Tim Bowness/Late Night Laments [Limited Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $26.99
A collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope, Late Night Laments is the most intimate yet universal of Tim Bowness's solo releases. Mixed by his long-term No-Man partner Steven Wilson and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout), exceptional performances come from an impressive cast of supporting musicians including Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Kavus Torabi, Melanie Woods, Tom Atherton and Evan Carson. The bonus disc on the CD edition features five unreleased pieces, four from the LNL sessions and one - featuring Peter Hammill and Adam Holzman - a Flowers at the Scene outtake. Co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse.
Brainticket/Cottonwoodhill ....CD + DVD $22.99
A special deluxe edition reissue of the landmark 1971 debut album from psychedelic pioneers, Brainticket! Bonus DVD includes the band's entire set from the 2011 Space Rock Invasion tour recorded in Hollywood, CA!
Brand X/Livevox [The Official Bootleg] ....import 6 CD Set $89.99
Japanese six-disc set features 2020 DSD mastering. This collection brings together six concerts performed during the classic era of Brand X from 1976 to 1979. These concerts include Ronnie Scott's in London in September 1976; Park West in Chicago, IL on November 11, 1978; Glass Onion in Rochester, NY on 28th 1977 (1st and 2nd sets); The Old Waldorf Theatre in San Francisco on 28th November, 1977; Karen Club in Gothenburg, Sweden on 20th August, 1978; and The Roxy Theatre on 23rd September, 1979.
The British Invasion: 5 Documentary Collection ....3 DVD Set $17.99
This comprehensive documentary series chronicles the exhilarating musical journey affectionately known as The British Invasion. Includes five documentaries on three DVDs covering The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and more. Total run time 712 minutes.
Joe Bouchard/Strange Legends ....CD $16.99
Joe Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Oyster Cult. The original band sold millions of albums and has earned Joe nine Gold and two Platinum albums. 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 "Hot Rails to Hell," which was the second BOC single released by Columbia Records. 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 Albert 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. Strange Legends features Mickey Curry (Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Alice Cooper) on drums, with stand out tracks like "Forget About Love," "She's a Legend" and the cover of The Kinks 1964 hit "All Day and All of the Night."
Colosseum/Live 71 Canterbury Brighton ....import 2 CD Set $32.99
Two CD set. Includes 20-page booklet with liner notes by Chris Welch and interview excerpts with Dave Greenslade. Colosseum was one of the most exciting British rock bands of the '70s and while they made fine studio albums, notably the classic Those Who Are About to Die (1969), it was on the road, playing night after night to devoted fans, that the group led by master drummer Jon Hiseman really came - alive! Mercifully, thanks to skilled recording engineers, many of their best shows were captured on tape. This superb collection of live performances reveals Colosseum blasting at full strength and with extraordinary power and passion. This set is packed with alternative versions of many of their most iconic songs and arrangements. Thanks to this treasure house of high quality recordings, professionally restored by digital craftsman Eroc, the band comes alive and kicking for us to enjoy 50 years later.
Colosseum/Live at Ruisrock Festival Turku Finland 1970 ....import CD $24.99
First time officially released on CD. Restored and remastered by Eroc. Total playing time 50.32. 12-page booklet. Liner Notes by Chris Welch. One of the biggest festivals to welcome Colosseum to it's site in a national park on the picturesque island of Ruissalo. The band had been refreshed by personnel changes; Dave 'Clem' Clempson had arrived on lead guitar and vocals, while Mark Clarke took over from Tony Reeves as bass guitarist and added his vocals. Keyboardist Dave Greenslade's memories are included in extensive liner notes along with details of all the songs and performances, notably a rousing 'Rope Ladder to the Moon,' 'The Machine Demands a Sacrifice' complete with Jon Hiseman drum solo, Clem's vocals unveiled on 'Down Hill and Shadows,' 'Lost Angeles' and an explosive 'Walking in the Park.'
Colosseum/Live at the Boston Tea Party 1969 ....import CD $24.99
First official CD release. Restored and remastered by EROC. Total playing time 48. 84, 16-page booklet, Liner notes by Chris Welch, Colosseum roar into action with all the power and confidence of a young British band, determined to make an impact on America, the home of rock'n'roll. These historic recordings capture the group, led by drummer Jon Hiseman, performing at the Boston Tea Party, one of the most important rock venues on the East Coast. It was 13 August, 1969 when Colosseum performed a wide range of exciting material, including 'Butty's Blues' featuring their 19 year-old lead guitarist James Litherland and 'The Valentyne Suite,' a major work by keyboardist and composer Dave Greenslade.
Mark Craney & Friends/Something with a Pulse ....CD $17.99
An old fan favorite from the early years of The Artist Shop makes a brief return, Mark
Craney & Friends Something with a Pulse. Mark Craney was a consumate drummer who
played with Jethro Tull, Jean-Luc Ponty, Gino Vannelli and many, many more. In 1997
when Craney was experiencing some medical issues his good friend Doane Perry, Jethro
Tull's drummer following Craney, called on members of that wide circle of friends to
create Something with a Pulse, a tribute to Mark to help defray his medical expenses.
Some tracks donated were archival releases (some previously unreleased) and some
tracks were recorded specifically for this album. Many tracks feature Marks
incredible playing. This will only be available for a short time, so get yours now.
1. Jethro Tull - Black Sunday (live)
2. Eric Burdon - I'm Your Man
3. Tower of Power - What Is Hip? (live)
4. Mark's Brothers - Listen to Your Heart
5. Gino Vanelli - Brother to Brother (live)
6. Talking Drums - Guaramina
7. Fairport Convention - Slipjigs and Reels
8. Mike Keneally - Craney
9. Miller/Craney/Miller - Blockhead (live)
10. Terry Bozzio - Klangfarben Melodie
11. Mark's Brothers - They Don't Make'em Like They Used To
12. Thread - Hands of Kindness (excerpt)
13. Ian Anderson - Song for Jeffrey
14. James Taylor - New Hymn (live)
Culpeper's Orchard/Mountain Music - The Polydor Recordings 1970-1973 [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $23.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 2 CD set by legendary cult Danish progressive rock band Culpeper's Orchard, "Mountain Music - The Polydor Recordings 1971 - 1973." The band formed in Copenhagen in 1970 with an original line-up of Cy Nicklin (vocals, guitar), Niels Henriksen (lead guitar, piano), Michael Friis (bass, organ, flute) and Rodger Barker (drums, percussion). Englishman Nicklin had been living in Denmark since 1963 and had also recorded with Sandy Denny and the Strawbs whilst that act had been based in Copenhagen. In 1968 he had been a founder member of another legendary Danish band, Day of Phoenix, but had departed to form his own band with Danes Henriksen and Friis and English drummer Rodger Barker. Culpeper's Orchard signed to Polydor Records in Denmark and issued their self-titled debut album in March 1971. The album was a fine example of psychedelic, progressive rock, drawing on a myriad of diverse influences from rock, folk and the US West Coast bands of the time. The album gained a release throughout much of Europe and has subsequently earned it's place as a legendary psychedelic progressive album with original vinyl copies changing hands for three figure sums. Following this successful debut, the band recorded the album "Second Sight" in 1972, with drummer Ken Gudman (formerly with The Savage Rose) replacing Rodger Barker. The album was an equally fine work and took in more US West Coast acoustic influences as well as retaining a rock edge. Culpeper's Orchard performed regularly in Scandinavia on bills with many major artists, but the band's line-up would change once more by the time of their third and final album for Polydor, "Going for a Song," recorded in the autumn of 1972. Neils Henricksen departed and was replaced by Neils Vangkilde on guitar. Nils Tuxen was also recruited on pedal steel guitar and British drummer Tom McEwan replaced Ken Gudman. The album took in more influences from artists such as Crosby, Stills and Nash and earned critical praise but wasn't the wider breakthrough the band had hoped for. It would be the band's final album for Polydor records. A hiatus followed live performances the following year (which included an appearance at the Ragnarock Festival in Norway alongside acts such as the Pretty Things and Mungo Jerry). The band would record a final album in a different stylistic vein three years later, but their albums for Polydor, and in particular their debut, are those for which Culpeper's Orchard are most fondly remembered. This collection has been newly remastered and includes the band's three albums issued by Polydor along with four rare bonus tracks including two recorded at the 1973 Ragnarock festival. "Mountain Music - The Polydor Recordings" features an illustrated booklet with a new essay and exclusive new interviews with Cy Nicklin, Michael Friis, Tom McEwan and Neils Vangkilde.
Miles Davis/The Complete Concert 1964 ....import 2 CD Set $20.99
This recording is one of the best jazz recordings of all time and also some of Miles's best trumpet work. He exhibits great tone, range, technique and improvisation. Miles is so intense on this whole recording, nailing passage after passage. As Miles mentioned in his book, they completely tore the roof off of the place. A great supporting group as well, George Coleman on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. The interplay between Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and the uncanny Tony Williams is just breath-taking and hints very clearly at the new directions in which they and Miles would take the small jazz ensemble for the next several years.
Miles Davis/The Lost Septet ....2 CD Set $18.99
Two CD set. The company that brought you the #1 jazz album 'Miles Davis: The Lost Quintet' is delighted to release this follow up album; the second in an amazing trilogy. "If you are going to change your music, you gotta change your band," Miles Davis said. And he never stood still. The incredible seven-piece band, The Lost Septet, never recorded in the studio but we are lucky that they did a European tour in October / November 1971. This double album captures one of the best performances on that tour, only previously broadcast on radio, at the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Vienna on 5th November. The line-up for this incredible show features: Miles Davis - trumpet, Gary Bartz - soprano & alto sax, Keith Jarrett - electric piano, organ, Michael Henderson - electric bass, Ndugu Leon Chancler - drums, Charles Don Alias - percussion, James Mtume Foreman - percussion. Miles Davis' last recording in the studio was the Jack Johnston album although he was still going through more changes in music, slowly moving on to more of a rock sound than jazz (his friendship with Jimi Hendrix was a big infuence). "We were as intense as any rock band and just as loud," remembers Gary Bartz. Miles showcased music on this tour from various albums such as In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew also Jack Johnston and also Live Evil. The Lost Septet were informed by this increasingly rock background and Miles himself was playing with a wah-wah pedal, which made him sound more like a guitar. In the older days, Miles Davis played in the middle register, but now with The Lost Septet he produced more high notes, and his playing style and that of the band would reflect that new style delivery. Unmissable.
Decibel/Dossier 1977 - 2017 ....import 10 CD Box Set $85.99
Gorgeous and comprehensive 10 CD retrospective of the legendary progressive rock / avant-garde band from Mexico City, Decibel! Compiles all of the band's studio albums to date as well as live recordings and more! The 10 discs come in individual wallets with a booklet that includes liner notes and rare photos, all packaged in a deluxe clamshel box! The band was influenced by such visionaries as Henry Cow, Faust, Magma and 20th century composer Karlheinz Stockhausen!
Dire Straits/Studio Albums 1978-1991 ....6 CD Box Set $39.99
Dire Straits' The Studio Albums 1978 - 1991 limited six CD box set containing all six original albums by 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Dire Straits. From the pub rock-influenced sound of their 1978 debut album (which includes the hit single "Sultans of Swing") to the slickly produced 1985 album Brothers in Arms ("Money for Nothing," "Walk of Life") and their swan song On Every Street in 1991, this set spotlights the songwriting and guitar talents of Mark Knopfler and his Dire mates. Contains the albums: Dire Straits (1978), Communique (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love over Gold (1982), Brothers in Arms (1985), and On Every Street (1991). All albums have been re-mastered, with all original artwork restored, the six albums are packed in a handsome box set slipcase.
Djabe with Steve Hackett/The Magic Stag ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of the new studio album by Hungarian band Djabe, "The Magic Stag." Djabe is one of the finest progressive / jazz fusion bands working in the world today. They are also known to a wider audience outside of their native land thanks to a series of collaborative albums and live appearances with the legendary solo musician and ex-Genesis member Steve Hackett. Djabe features Tamas Barabas (bass guitar), Attila Egerhazi (acoustic and electric guitar, percussion), Aron Koos-Hutas (flugelhorn, trumpet), Janos Nagy (keyboards) and Peter Kaszas (drums, lead vocal) and their music contains influences from progressive rock, jazz and world music. Their new album is inspired by the work of the painter, Imre Egerhazi (father of Attila Egerhazi). By the new millennium Imre Egerhazi was regarded as one of the Alfold's leading masters. He had gained great recognition in Hungary and beyond it's borders for his art and his organizational work in the world of art. He also did much for artistic communities and colleagues. His work and life inspired the musicians to create "The Magic Stag." Steve Hackett not only co-wrote the lyrics of the album's title track with his wife Jo Hackett, but he also plays guitar on seven of the album tracks and acts as narrator. The album also features guest Rob Townsend on tenor saxophone (also from Steve Hackett's band). Tar genius Malik Mansurov also plays on several tracks, whilst former Djabe members, Ferenc Muck and Tibor Karvaly also contribute. Laszlo Szabo also adds his magical sitar playing to the album. "The Magic Stag," is a celebration of the legend of the mystic Hungarian deer, the myths and legends of the Magyars and the paintings of Imre Egerhazi. This deluxe digipak release also includes a DVD, featuring high resolution 5. 1 surround sound and stereo mixes of the album, along with some live video extras and a documentary. The set also features a 32 page booklet with paintings by Imre Egerhazi.
Judy Dyble/Weavings of a Silver Magic ....import CD $20.99
The original female voice of Fairport Convention and subsequently part of Giles, Giles and Fripp and Trader Horne, Dyble retired from the music business in 1973. However, following a handful of live festival appearances, she returned to recording with a double A-side single in March 2008, followed by her solo debut album, Talking with Strangers, in August 2009. Featuring, among others Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Julianne Regan, Simon Nicol and Jacqui McShee alongside co-writer Alistair Murphy on acoustic guitar and piano, bassist Mark Fletcher and guitarist Jeremy Salmon, the latter three comprising the core of her band of the last ten years, 'The Perfect Strangers,' appearing on her three solo albums (but not Summer Dancing, a 2017 electronica collaboration with Andy Lewis). They again join her here now on Weavings of a Silver Magic, her second live album, recorded at St. Barnabas Church in Cambridge in September 2016 and featuring the Ad Hoc Strings quintet, keyboards and cajon. Save for one number, the material's all drawn from 2013's Flow and Change and Earth is Sleeping, her most recent, from 2018. Weavings of a Silver Magic ends with the aforementioned exception, a six-minute arrangement on 'I Talk to the Wind,' the dreamy song, and an evocation of early Fairport, she recorded both as a demo with Giles, Giles and Fripp, which eventually surfaced on the 2002 reissue of their 1968 Brondesbury Tapes, and, in a more uptempo version with King Crimson on the 1976 compilation A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson. Pure magic throughout- silver, gold and platinum.
Dyble Longdon/Between a Breath and a Breath ....import CD $22.99
Dyble Longdon is a collaboration between iconic vocalist Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention, Trader Horne) and Big Big Train songwriter and frontman David Longdon. The album contains seven original compositions with all lyrics by Judy Dyble and music and production by David Longdon. The songs are, at times, haunting and, at others, beautifully fragile. This collaboration with David Longdon is something Judy Dyble has hoped for for some time. "I first heard David sing with Big Big Train at King's Place in London 2015 and immediately decided that I really wanted to sing with him someday. And here we are with a collaborative album, which I think is wonderful!" she said. David Longdon describes the experience, "Judy and I both knew that it was a good possibility that our album might be her last. She told me that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer at the conclusion of Big Big Train's UK Tour 2019. It had become a race against time to complete the album, so one week after the tour I began working at The Playpen recording studio in Bristol with Patrick Phillips and Sarah Ewing, making Between a Breath and A Breath. Thankfully we had recorded all of Judy's vocals for the album some months earlier at Real World studios in Box. Despite the realization that Judy's health was gradually deteriorating, we decided that we would make the record that we'd always intended to make. The words to these song were given a greater and more profound meaning in light of what she was going through. We both managed to sign off the artwork and the final mastered mixes together. Although she was accepting of her circumstances, she really wanted to read the reviews and see it's reception in the world. She said she was sorry that she had to leave me, to represent our album alone. I said that it would be my honour to bring our music into the world. Judy passed away on the 12th of July 2020. I miss her greatly." Fellow founder member Simon Nicol said, "Judy was ever a childhood friend to me first and foremost, and now cancer has taken her after a long fight. But she'll remain as I always saw her: kind and gentle, shy but hilarious, wistful but focussed. She surrounded herself with loveliness, loved her kids and grandchildren, and adored her rescued greyhounds. Farewell, lovely."
The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD Set
The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD + DVD $39.99
The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $42.99
Live album on two CDs, paired with the concert film on Blu-ray and DVD, captures definitive, 26-song performance recorded live over three nights at The Forum in Los Angeles in September 2018. The Eagles spent most of 2018 on the road with an extensive North American tour that found Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit joined by two new bandmates: Deacon Frey and Vince Gill. Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the quintet was firing on all cylinders when they arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, hometown shows on September 12, 14, and 15. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for a new 26-song live album and concert film Live from the Forum MMXVIII and captures definitive live performances of the band's most iconic hits ("Hotel California," "Take It Easy," "Life in the Fast Lane," "Desperado") and beloved album tracks ("Ol' 55," "Those Shoes"), along with some of the individual members' biggest solo smashes (Don Henley's "Boys of Summer," Vince Gill's "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away," Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way").
Brian Eno & John Cale/Wrong Way Up [30th Anniversary
Edition] ....CD $16.99
Brian Eno & John Cale/Wrong Way Up [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99
30th anniversary reissue of the historic coming together of two icons of leftfield music. Having both started their careers as creative forces in seminal bands (Eno's unique synthesizer treatments in Roxy Music and Cale's viola and bass contributions to the Velvet Underground), they've appeared as guest musicians on each other's records as far back as 1974, the year in which they also made a historic live album with Nico and Kevin Ayers at the Rainbow Theatre in London. They remained friends, and the year prior to Wrong Way Up, Eno produced Cale's Words for the Dying album. This paved the way for the pair to write and record an album together, notably the first time Eno had delivered a collection of song-based recordings since Before and After Science in 1977. The resulting album is a triumph for both artists, containing the singles 'Spinning Away' and 'Been there Done That.' Both CD versions include two bonus tracks and booklet containing a 1990 interview with Eno about the making of the album. Deluxe edition is a limited edition run in a casebound package.
Brian Eno & Jah Wobble/Spinner [25th Anniversary Edition]
Brian Eno & Jah Wobble/Spinner [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99
25th anniversary reissue of this unique coming together of Brian Eno and ex-Public Image Limited bass player Jah Wobble, also featuring Jaki Liebezeit from Can on drums. Starting life as the soundtrack to Derek Jarman's Glitterbug, Eno passed stereo mixes of the film cues to Wobble who embellished and built upon them to construct the Spinner tracks. The resulting fusion combines icy ambience with a kind of psychogeographical funk. Contains two bonus tracks plus booklet with sleeve notes from both artists. The Deluxe Edition includes a limited casebound package, two bonus tracks and booklet containing a 1990 interview with Eno about the making of the album.
The Flower Kings/Islands ....2 CD Set $18.99
The Flower Kings/Islands ....3 LP + 2 CD Set $44.99
Islands is the 2020 album by contemporary prog giants The Flower Kings, with artwork by Roger Dean. Roine Stolt presents 92 minutes of of dazzling music with a Flower Kings line-up featuring Hasse Froberg, Zach Kamins, Jonas Reingold, Mirko DeMaio and special guest Rob Townsend. Available as a limited edition double CD in digipak and as a 3 x 180g LP / 2 x CD box set.
Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London ....2 CD +
DVD Set $18.99
Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London ....Blu-Ray $17.99
Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 2 DVDs + Blu-Ray Set $52.99
Flying Colors will release their new live album "Third Stage: Live in London" via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. The limited edition earbook contains 5 discs: The full show on 2 CDs, the full show on DVD, a bonus Morsefest show and 4 music videos on DVD, and a blu-ray with the same contents as both DVDs in hi-def. The DVDs and blu-ray are region-free. Continuing their pattern of making a studio album, followed by a live album, "Third Stage: Live in London" is the third live album by the prog-supergroup. It was recorded in December 2019 in London on a short and highly anticipated tour, directly after the release of their studio album "Third Degree." Teaming the talents of such heavyweights as guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), drummer Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), keyboardist/singer Neal Morse (solo artist, Transatlantic, ex-Spock's Beard), bass wizard Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai), with new pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson, the band quickly established itself as one of rock's most melodic enigmas.
Foghat/Boogie Motel ....import CD $14.99
Foghat is synonymous with the '70s. The blues rockin' and boogie band from England built their reputation in the states throughout the dazed and confused decade as a no-frills, hard workin' group. Foghat was never going to appeal to the critics, as the group, like Grand Funk Railroad, was a people's band. This mega-voltage record has an Overture entitled "Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed" that sets the tone and is the albums first hit-single. "Third Time Lucky" was the follow-up hit-single. "Paradise Alley" brings out the acoustic guitars and the lonesome slide guitar. Foghat's boogie can be fast or slow, but it will move you either way.
Edgar Froese/Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure ....import Book $64.99
Edgar Froese, composer, musician, artist and notable pioneer in the area of electronic music, looks back over many years of music history and the band that had a major influence on his life: Tangerine Dream. The will to unconditionally revolutionize sound itself correlated inescapably with the awakening of the new, leaving the stench of the1950s behind and creating a completely new consciousness for the post-war generation. Told totally in the style of the spirit of the '60s, the reader becomes magically immersed in an unsettling but fascinating universe, marked among other things, encounters and collaborations with the greats from the worlds of art, film and music - names like Salvador Dalí, Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Michael Mann, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Jim Rakete - to name but a few. Concert tours as the first band from the West ever to journey through the former GDR and Poland during the dark days of the Iron Curtain are spiked with countless entertaining anecdotes. In the 1980's, young and ambitious Hollywood directors found Tangerine Dream to be the perfect scoring partners for their new movies. Edgars Froese's autobiography "Force Majeure" is an authentic compendium of contemporary history; the book contains many unpublished photographs, as well as the thoughts and ideas of fellow musicians, friends and fans, all rounding off this unique and new literary composition.
Galahad Electric Company/When the Battle Is Over ....import CD $19.99
Avalon Records is proud to present an unexpected 2020 album by Galahad off shoot project the Galahad Electric Company. During these strange Covid times in which we have found ourselves over the last few months it appears that Dean Baker and Stu Nicholson have tapped in to a rich vein of creativity resulting in a substantial collection of new music and songs. Therefore, the time seemed right to re-activate the Galahad Electric Company for the first time in over 20 years resulting in When the Battle Is Over. Most of the album was written between the middle of May and the end of June 2020 and is split in to two distinct sections, the first part being Suite 2020 a self-explanatory and somewhat ironic title which consists of five linked tracks. The second half of the album consist of five separate tracks, somewhat diverse in nature. Also, due to more constraints than normal as far as the recording process was concerned a certain amount of experimentation was involved with some of the songs, a few of which were ad-libbed and written in an almost stream of consciousness manner! The end result is an eclectic mixture of music and songs, examples of which are an adaptation of a poem by the famous 19th Century Dorset dialect poet and friend of Thomas Hardy, William Barnes and even Stu's cat Sammy Gorgeous contributes 'meows' to 'Mysterioso.' There are also nods to dance, folk, ambient, krautrock and even opera and gospel influences, all scattered throughout.
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn/GarciaLive Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz ....CD $14.99
GarciaLive Volume 14 showcases a buoyant acoustic performance from Jerry Garcia and longtime friend/bassist John Kahn during the middle of a rare duo tour. Recorded on January 27, 1986 at The Ritz in New York City, Garcia and Kahn deliver two exquisite sets featuring Grateful Dead favorites ("Ripple," "Friend of the Devil," "Dire Wolf," and "Bird Song," among others), spirited takes on Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece" and "Simple Twist of Fate," and more from Garcia's songbook.
Steve Hackett/Live Rails ....import 2 CD Set $20.99
In terms of playing and performance, there should be no doubt that Steve Hackett is an incredible guitarist, both on stage and off. This live album treats you to experience some of Hackett's most fabulous compositions reaching back from the Genesis days up to the present. The combination of Hackett's solo and Genesis material works wonderfully. He is backed by an extremely talented group, many of whom have honed their skills with Hackett for a few years. Drummer Gary O'Toole handles the vocals on the Genesis tracks "Blood on the Rooftops," "Firth of Fifth" and "Broadway Melody" and keyboardist Roger King continues his role as Steve Hackett's right hand man. This album shows the work of an exceptional musician and fabulous guitarist.
Hatfield & The North/Hatfield & The North [Expanded & Remastered] ....import CD $22.99
Reissue of the Esoteric 2009 release. Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of this 1974 release from the British Prog/Art rockers including bonus tracks. Recorded for Virgin Records, Hatfield and the North was the eponymous debut album by the band comprising former Caravan member Richard Sinclair, keyboard player Dave Stewart, guitarist Phil Miller and drummer Pip Pyle. Regarded as one of the finest albums in the Canterbury genre, the album also featured guest appearances by Geoff Leigh of Henry Cow and Robert Wyatt, who sang guest vocals on the track 'Calyx.' This reissue adds both sides of a 1974 single and at track originally featured on the Virgin sampler album V, together with a booklet featuring restored artwork and notes by Sid Smith.
Hawkestrel/Pioneers of Space ....CD $15.99
The brand new album from the ultimate Hawkwind alumni supergroup featuring Alan Davey, Ginger Baker, Robert Calvert, Nik Turner, Huw Lloyd-Langton, Simon House, Michael Moorcock, Paul Rudolph, Mick Slattery & Bridget Wishart! Also features special guest appearances by Todd Rundgren, Mick Taylor, L. Shankar, David Cross, Arthur Brown, Wayne Kramer, Carmine Appice, Larry Wallis, Joel Vandroogenbroeck, Gilli Smith & Adam Hamilton! This album continues the sci-fi adventures of Hawkwind with a mix of original compositions and bold covers including a version of Post Malone's megahit "Circles!"
Head Machine/Orgasm [50th Anniversary Remaster] ....import CD $20.99
Head Machine's Orgasm album was recorded in 1969 and this is the FIRST OFFICIAL RE-RELEASE of the album since 1971. Every previous re-release since then has been a counterfeit. The album features four members of The Gods: Ken Hensley (also of Uriah Heep), Lee Kerslake (also of Uriah Heep), John Glascock (also of Jethro Tull), Brian Glascock. This 50th Anniversary Edition has been given a 2020 re-mastering and is better sound quality than any previous edition. The booklet features new liner notes by producer David Paramor, who has approved this re-release, plus additional new comments from Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake and Brian Glascock.
Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Manifesto Records is proud to announce the CD/DVD release of Frankfurt '86, the third in a continuing series of classic Allan Holdsworth live performances. In this performance at the 1986 Deutsches Jazz Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, Allan Holdsworth is accompanied by Gary Husband on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass and Kei Akagi on keyboards. Gary Husband also contributed some very personal liner notes to the package. The performance of Frankfurt '86 was beautifully recorded and filmed and was originally broadcast on German Television. The sound quality of the audio and picture quality of the video are both amazing and were digitally re-mastered from the original tapes.
Linda Hoyle/Pieces of Me + The Fetch [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 2 CD set featuring two classic albums by legendary vocalist Linda Hoyle: "Pieces of Me" and "The Fetch." Linda Hoyle first came to attention as vocalist with the excellent, but short-lived jazz rock band Affinity in 1970, after recording an album for Vertigo records, Linda then embarked on recording her first solo album, "Pieces of Me," for Vertigo in 1971. Collaborating with celebrated musician Karl Jenkins (of Nucleus and later Soft Machine) Linda Hoyle produced a wonderful and innovative album which fused many influences and was ground-breaking in it's direction. "Pieces of Me" also featured contributions from guitarist Chris Spedding and fellow Nucleus members John Marshall (drums) and Jeff Clyne (bass). Despite being a work of such quality and critical acclaim, "Pieces of Me" failed to make a commercial impression and Linda emigrated to Canada in 1972 where she continued to sing and also practiced as an art therapist. In 2013 she began work on another solo album, working with musician Oliver Whitehead and her former colleague in Affinity, Mo Foster. The album "The Fetch" appeared in 2015 and was also greeted with acclaim. This two disc set is a fitting celebration of the work of one of Britain's most gifted female vocalists and gathers together both of Linda Hoyle's solo albums and includes a bonus track previously unreleased in Europe,'Who's There,' recorded during sessions for "The Fetch." The set features a booklet with liner notes by Linda Hoyle.
Humble Pie/Performance - Rockin' the Fillmore ....import CD $15.99
CD reissue. Performance Rockin' the Fillmore is the 1971 live release by British blues-rockers Humble Pie, recorded at the Fillmore East in New York City on May 28-29, 1971.
IQ/Frequency ....import CD $22.99
Previously available on the Inside Out label, 'Frequency,' IQ's critically acclaimed 2009 album, has been unavailable for over a year and is currently going for stupid money on the likes of eBay and Discogs. Now back with GEP we are finally able to make Frequency available again. This new release features the all new and exclusive live version of the album's epic 'The Province' as an extra track, recorded in 2009 at de Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland.
Jakko M Jakszyk/Secrets & Lies ....CD + DVD $18.99
Jakko Jakszyk's 2020 solo release Secrets & Lies combines sensitive songwriting with stunning musical technique. Featuring Jakko's King Crimson bandmates, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin and Mel Collins, as well as contributions from John Giblin, Mark King and Peter Hammill, three of the album's 11 songs originate from King Crimson writing sessions. Available as a limited CD/DVD in digipak (featuring 5.1 mix and music videos).
Keith Jarrett/Budapest Concert ....2 CD Set $27.99
The second complete show to be issued from Keith Jarrett's 2016 European tour, following the acclaimed Munich 2016 concert. This double album documents the pianist's solo performance at Budapest's Bela Bartok National Concert Hall. Jarrett, whose roots go back to Hungary, saw it as a homecoming; the context inspired much creative improvisation. His later concerts are comprised of independent movements, each a marvel of spontaneous resourcefulness and creative energy.
Eddie Jobson/Eddie Jobson - Live ....2 CD Set $23.99
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Jobson, best known for his virtuosic violin and keyboard work with Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and UK, brings us a compilation of solo live performances from Poland, Russia, Japan and the USA with his all-star 'U-Z Project.' These concert recordings also include guest musicians Simon Phillips, Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, Alex Machacek, Greg Howe, Marc Bonilla, Trey Gunn, Mike Mangini, TJ Helmerich, Ric Fierabracci, Billy Sheehan, and special guest appearance by John Wetton. 2CD Digipak includes a 20-page booklet. Features songs from his UK and solo catalogs as well as covers from King Crimson, ELP and more.
July/The Complete Recordings ....import 6 CD Box Set $44.99
Released by the Major Minor label in 1968, the self-titled July album has long been acknowledged by genre enthusiasts as one of the classic UK psychedelic one-shots, mixing the ambition and experimentation of "Sgt. Pepper" with a lo-fi charm and endearing garage band artlessness and one of the earliest appearances on record of Jon Field and Tony Duhig who went on to create Jade Warrior. It is also one of the most hotly-pursued artefacts of the British psychedelic era. Our definitive 6-CD overview of the band's activities includes newly-remastered versions of the album in both mono and stereo formats as well as the various single issues, including a completely different recording of album nugget 'The Way.' Disc Three contains "The Second of July," a collection of pre-album demos that appeared in the mid-Nineties to capitalise on the band's growing reputation as original copies of their LP began to sell for increasingly large sums of money. The remainder of the boxed set consists of more recent July recordings following their triumphant return to live work a few years ago. Disc Four is the aborted album "Temporal Anomaly," which was recorded circa 2010 but which gains a first-ever release, while Disc 5 is the appropriately-titled "Resurrection," which received a limited release in 2013. Disc Six comprises the latest July magnum opus, "The Wight Album," which has been pieced together over the last few years by Tom Newman and Peter Cook at Tom's recording studio on the Isle of Wight. Now finally completed, "The Wight Album" - described by Tom as "the greatest July album" - brings the July story bang up to date. Housed in a clamshell box, and with a 40-page booklet containing a 7000 word essay on the band featuring new quotes and some priceless period photos, The Complete Recordings is an epic look at the studio activities of one of the biggest cults to emerge from the original British psychedelic scene.
Kaprekar's Constant/Meanwhile... ....import CD EP $12.99
Kaprekar's Constant, brainchild of childhood friends, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Al Nicholson and Nick Jefferson. Joined by legendary Van Der Graaf saxophonist David Jackson, Mike Westergaard, keyboards, vocals Dorie Jackson (Francis Dunnery), Bill Jefferson & Caravan drummer Mark Walker, their melodic epic arrangements already find favour with fans of Big Big Train and early Genesis.
King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2020 ....2 CD Box Set $24.99
This 2-CD history of King Crimson features many extracts and tracks appearing on CD for the first time, including many of the current line-up. Packaged in a digi-pack style book case with 24-page booklet, this set contains introductory notes by Robert Fripp & sleeve notes by Sid Smith. While this 7th release in the Tour Box series is in spirit with the earlier releases, this is also a very different tour box to its companions, and one which, as it has to stand along and represent a tour that should have been (and will occur in 2021), it also stands slightly apart. What themes and stories should a tour box created for a postponed tour tell? As with previous tour boxes, the 2020 Elements box covers the full spectrum of Crimsoning, this one with music and line-ups from 1969-2019. Disc one represents a mostly live/mostly new-to-CD selection of material including 4 tracks taken from the 2019 tour. Disc two, in keeping with the theme of Sid's notes, discussed below, presents pieces played occasionally by the current line-up - Exiles and Sheltering Sky, pieces from the studio - both King Crimson and Robert Fripp that were never completed, or were developed in different ways, material that never made it to a studio recording - The Errors, Dr. Diamond, Trees (extract), Guts on my Side, etc, all combine to present a convincing musical counter-history to the band. The main sleeve notes by KC historian Sid Smith present a series of highly plausible "what if?" scenarios. Starting from 1969 his 2000 word essay traces a counterfactual history of the band had various tours not been canceled or postponed, had various members not quit or joined, following the routes and pathways a band called King Crimson could have followed had things turned out slightly different along the way.
Kraftwerk/Soest Live ....import CD $18.99
One of the most influential bands in the last five decades, Kraftwerk virtually established the blueprint, the source code even, for electronic music. Founded by classically trained musicians Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider-Esleban in Dusseldorf in 1970, the band has informed and inspired a diverse range of genres and artists including David Bowie, Bjork, Afrika Bambaataa, and Joy Division. This early live performance, in Soest, Germany in Winter 1970, broadcast on WDR-TV displays the band in superb form. Arguably, the future of electronic music, trance, techno, ambient - started right here.
Robby Krieger/The Ritual Begins at Sundown ....CD $16.99
The legendary guitarist and songwriter of The Doors and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robby Krieger will be releasing his first solo album in 10 years, 'The Ritual Begins at Sundown.' The Doors weren't just one of the most iconic bands of their generation, but one of the most influential bands in rock history and Robby Krieger was responsible for writing some of their biggest hits in 'Light My Fire,' Love Me Two Times,' 'Touch Me' and 'Love Her Madly.' Krieger returns for his 9th solo album and his first since 2010s Grammy nominated 'Singularity,' and once again with his long time writing partner and co-producer Arthur Barrow. Barrow worked with Frank Zappa through the 1970s-80s as well as Giorgio Moroder, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross and Janet Jackson and worked on soundtracks for Top Gun and Scarface. The album also features other Zappa alumni Jock Ellis (Trombone), Sal Marquez (Trumpet), Chad Wackerman (Drums) and Tommy Mars (Keys) as well as AeB Bryne (Flute), Vince Denham (Sax), Chuck Manning (Sax) and Joel Taylor (Drums).
|Dan Lacksman/Dan Lacksman ....CD $15.99||The Electronic System/Vol. II ....CD $15.99||The Electronic System/Tchip Tchip (Vol. 3) ....CD $15.99|
|Lacksman already had an album (Flamenco Moog) and a minor European hit ("Coconut") under his belt when he recorded 1973's Dan Lacksman, which is a true outlier in his catalog in that it features him on guitar (!) and voice (!!) along with his usual keyboard wizardry. As such, it's probably his most accessible record for those approaching his music from a strictly rock background. An early version of "Skylab" hints at the grand version to come on Tchip Tchip; some of the album sounds like a Belgian version of Steely Dan, and at times you might even hear a little early Eno/Robert Wyatt/Kevin Ayers prog punctuated by a couple of drinking songs. Overall, it's a progressive pop singersongwriter album and a bit of a trailblazer at that...which explains why original copies go for a mint.||While the first album Dan Lacksman recorded in 1973 was an atypical singer-songwriter foray, the second album from that year - credited to his pseudonym Electronic System - featured the full flowering of his synthesizer mastery. His hit recording "Coconut" had enabled him to buy a modular synthesizer, which offered a vastly expanded tonal palette - if you had the patience to re-wire for each sound you wanted to achieve. Which was the perfect set-up for a studio engineer like Lacksman...the result is an album full of sonic surprises, with each track presenting multiple, unique synthesizer tones and attacks, even on such nakedly commercial moves as his cover of Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba." An analog synth tour de force!||Pretty much all of Lacksman's '70s releases command a devout collector following, but none of them can measure up to the one he recorded in 1974 under the name Electronic System, Tchip Tchip (Vol. 3). While much of side one Tchip Tchip presents the composer's signature blend of synthesizer kitsch and boundary-breaking creativity, ranging from the oom-pah sound of the title track to the wacky "Spider," almost all of side two is devoted to the 14-minute "Sky Lab," which sounds like it came right off an Air record recorded 25 years later, with maybe a little Dark Side-era Pink Floyd thrown in. A true marvel, this track is why original copies of Tchip Tchip are downright unaffordable...it's not to be missed.|
Michael Landau/Liquid Quartet Live ....CD $16.99
Michael Landau will be releasing his brand new album 'Liquid Quartet Live' via The Players Club, a division of the Mascot Label Group. The album was recorded live at the world-famous Baked Potato Jazz Club in Los Angeles in November last year with his Liquid Quartet line-up of drummer Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul McCartney), bassist Jimmy Johnson (Alan Holdsworth) and on guitar and vocals, David Frazee (Burning Water). The intimacy oozes through the record, from the soft chitter-chatter, to the whoops, cheers, and "yeah" delights of the crowd. It's almost as if you are transported to one of the tightly packed tables in the front of the stage, soft lighting above your head watching the quartet perform in front of the back wall that's adorned with gig posters. The setlist features outings of some brand new songs (Well Let's Just See, Can't Walk Away from It Now) as well as some inspired renditions from his back catalogue; from his previous studio album 'Rock Bottom,' and from Renegade Creation, the band he formed with Robben Ford, as well as two instrumentals to finish the night.
John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth ....CD $15.99
John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth [Expanded Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99
John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $75.99
The definitive new Best of John Lennon - 19 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sound better than ever before. CD packaging includes 20page booklet. For the Expanded 2 CD Edition - 36 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come. 2 CDs housed in a slipcase with a 20 page booklet and fold out double-sided poster. For the Deluxe 2 CD + Blu-Ray Edition - 36 tracks completely remixed from master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. 2 CD/Blu-ray features 36 tracks in hi-res stereo 96/24 PCM, new 5.1 surround mixes and Dolby Atmos for the ultimate immersive experience. With an incredible 124-page book with rare photos and extensive notes from John, Yoko and more. Foldout 2-sided poster, 2 postcards and GIMME SOME TRUTH bumper sticker (just in time!).
Nils Lofgren Band/Weathered ....2 CD Set $19.99
For the first time in over 15 years, with a full rock band of dear friends, Nils Lofgren hit the road with a new album, Blue with Lou, featuring songs co-written with Lou Reed. Every town, club, staff and audience played a part in these live recordings, inspiring the band every night. Audience and band alike sharing their souls, gifts, spirit and energy make for a fresh, new live sound for Nils. Features Nils Lofgren on vocals, guitars and keyboards, Tom Lofgren on vocals, guitars, keyboards and percussion, Kevin McCormick on bass guitar and vocals, Cindy Mizelle on vocals and percussion, and Andy Newmark on drums and groove. Featuring reworked classics from Nils' vast catalogue, new live recordings from his most recent studio album, and a few choice cover renditions, including Nils' brothers Mike and Mark addition on " Mind Your Own Business" and a tasty jam intro to "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," leading into his classic, "I Came to Dance."
Magenta/Masters of Illusion [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99
2020 release. Magenta follow up 2017's much-praised We Are Legend with the studio album Masters of Illusion. The 60-minute album consists of six songs, including the 17 minute title track. The album's theme is based around the lives of six famous horror actors of the 1950s and 1960s. Deluxe edition includes a DVD containing a 5.1 surround sound mix plus videos.
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....2 CD + DVD $29.99
September release. "Live at the Roundhouse" is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It's the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd's studio albums, returns to the group's earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken. Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets took the drummer back to clubs for the first time in 1967, then to theatres, across the UK, North America and Europe, playing only music his old band had recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon. Captured from the band's celebrated shows at London's Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960s, the film features a uniquely thrilling setlist including songs hailing from Syd Barrett's time with the band. Only four songs from this eclectic roster have ever previously appeared on official live releases by Pink Floyd or its members. Everything else is being experienced for the first time since their original live performances.
Paul McCartney/Flaming Pie [Remastered & Expanded]
....2 CD Set $19.99
Paul McCartney/Flaming Pie [Limited Deluxe Edition Remastered] ....5 CD + 2 DVD + Books Deluxe Boxed Set $249.99
Flaming Pie is the 13th release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, personally supervised by McCartney and remastered at Abbey Road Studios. Originally released in 1997, the critically acclaimed & universally beloved solo album was produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne, and George Martin, featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney, and son James. Available here, the 2 CD features the original album remastered + 21 tracks of bonus audio. The numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set is comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie at the Mill CD (Paul's hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In the World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath - including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more. Numbered cloth wrapped clamshell box.
Steve Miller Blues Band/Live from the Fillmore West 1968 ....import CD $15.99
The multi-talented and now venerable rock and roll Elder Statesman Steve Miller has steered an engrossing path through rock music, in a career that goes right back to his pre-teens in the 1950s to the present day. His career has been earmarked by moments where he has struck commercial high water marks with international hit singles such as 'The Joker,' 'Rock 'n' Me,' 'Take the Money and Run,' and 'Abracadabra,' but he has also released music that has excited positive critical appraisal - albums such as his 1968, London-recorded Children of the Future, through albums such as the second effort, Sailor, both examples of where he blended his blues-rock roots with elements of psychedelia. His third album, Brave New World, featured one of his first songs which created a character that defined him at that point - 'Space Cowboy,' a sobriquet he would later make reference to in his hit single, The Joker. However, he also moved with the times, and although primarily a cultured lead guitarist, his music has, at various times, incorporated the extended use of synthesisers, as well as taken advantage of studio and production innovations, rarely to the detriment of his overall likeable qualities. At heart, though, the blues has always been at the core of his music. This gritty live recording takes us back to the San Francisco of late 1968, when the bloom of the Summer of Love had long since wilted, but the restless churn and change of contemporary rock and roll was in full effect.
Mina Tindle/Sister ....CD $13.99
The third full-length from Mina Tindle, Sister is an album populated by mythic creatures of all kinds: lions on parade, lovers turned to cannibals, kings and Sirens and women with wings. Like any great fabulist, she threads her storytelling with a fragile wisdom, revealing essential truths about all the danger and wildness within the human heart. With each moment elevated by her spellbinding vocal work - a gift she's shown in recording and touring as a singer for The National - Sister ultimately makes for a transportive listen, at turns impossibly dreamlike and profoundly illuminating. Mina Tindle is the project of Parisian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pauline de Lassus. Mostly made in New York City the album's elegant detail balances the odd magic of the songs with a fierce emotional realism. During the last few years as she was writing and recording Sister, de Lassus has also been an integral part of the PEOPLE Festivals at the historic Berlin Funkhaus in 2016 and 2018, where she worked with a vast range of musicians and artists in the community. Sister achieves a potent complexity, arriving as her most imaginative selection of songs to date while wholly embracing the sometimes painful truth-telling she's long treasured in her most beloved artists.
David Minasian/Random Acts of Beauty [Remastered] ....CD $16.99
Digitally remastered reissue of the 2010 album, with a bonus track. When it was originally released in the fall of 2010, 'Random Acts of Beauty' was met with nearly universal acclaim in progressive rock circles around the world. The Mellotron drenched, classically influenced symphonic rock album featured soaring melodies and lush keyboard arrangements, as well as powerful lead guitar work courtesy of David's then 20-year-old son Justin, along with a rare special guest appearance by Camel guitarist Andrew Latimer on the track 'Masquerade.' Latimer's guitar work can also be heard on the bonus track, 'Masquerade Solo.'
David Minasian/The Sound of Dreams ....CD $15.99
David Minasian, an American musician, singer/songwriter, film producer, screenwriter and director, with his follow up to the critically acclaimed album 'Random Acts of Beauty.' Famous for his music documentaries, he is also a keyboardist, vocalist, composer and producer. 'The Sound of Dreams' mixes progressive rock and classically influenced symphonic rock, featuring legendary musicians including Moody Blues guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam, Yes bassist Billy Sherwood, Alan Parsons lead vocalist PJ Olsson, Moody Blues Live vocalist Julie Ragins and Pentagram founding member drummer/guitarist Geof O'Keefe.
The Moody Blues/Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 ....import CD $17.99
In 1970 the Moody Blues were art their creative and commercial peak. After reinventing themselves from their R & B roots to a much more sophisticated sound, between 1967 and 1970 they released five albums, four of which hits top 5 in the UK, with two of them going #1. They enjoyed similar success in the US where four of their albums hit the top 20 and the other was just outside. At the end of August 1970, shortly after their release of their album 'A Question of Balance,' The Moody Blues took to the stage of the Isle of Wight Festival in front of an audience estimated at over 1/2 million. Tracks include: Gypsy, The Sunset, Tuesday Afternoon, Minstrel's Song, Never Comes the Day, Tortoise and the Hare, Question, Melancholy Man, Are You Sitting Comfortably, The Dream, Have You Heard (pt. 1 and 2), Nights in White Satin, Legend of a Mind, Ride My See Saw.
Neal Morse/Sola Gratia ....CD + DVD $18.99
Recorded 'virtually' in April 2020 at the height of the Coronavirus lockdown, Sola Gratia is the first album that Neal Morse and his band have made remotely. Conceptually based around the story of the apostle Paul, the album features longtime NMB members Mike Portnoy, Randy George and Eric Gillette. Bill Hubauer and Gideon Klein also participate.
Mountain/Avalanche ....import CD $14.99
CD reissue. Avalanche is somewhat of an underrated gem. Leslie West's mean guitar tone prevails throughout the majority of the album, leading off with a cover of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," while adding a loose remake of "Satisfaction." And the free-wheelin' "You Better Believe It" serves as a proto stoner guitar workout, as the big man commands with a furious six string assault of distortion and fuzz, and cowbell fills augment the nearly-six-minute jamming cut. "Sister Justice" rolls behind a cool riff and a full-on '70s groove. With guitarist David Perry, Corky Laing on the drums and Felix Pappalardi on keys and bass guitar this is definitely the most consistent and hardest rocking Mountain album in their discography.
Pretenders/Hate for Sale ....CD $15.99
Hate for Sale is the upcoming eleventh studio album by English-American rock band The Pretenders and is the first Pretenders album to be written collaboratively between Hynde and guitarist James Walbourne. Hynde said of writing with Walbourne for the first time: "I wanted to write with him since day one. James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan and the Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator's dream come true." Hate for Sale is the first Pretenders album since 2002's Loose Screw to feature original member Martin Chambers, who was absent on Break Up the Concrete and Alone.
The Pretty Things/Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood ....import CD $17.99
The acoustic and gritty Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood is the remarkable and unexpected 2020 album by The Pretty Things, who remained the tainted, dark rock royalty they always were until the very end.
Procol Harum/Something Magic ....import double CD $23.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 2 CD edition of the classic album "Something Magic" by Procol Harum. First released in March 1977, the album introduced a new band line-up of Gary Booker (vocals, piano), B.J. Wilson (drums), Chris Copping (bass), Mick Grabham (guitar) and Pete Solley (organ, synthesizer) and was recorded in Miami with producers Ron and Howie Albert. Although the album would feature a host of marvellous tracks such as 'Strangers in Space,' 'Skating on Thin Ice' and 'Something Magic' and the Mick Grabham / Keith Reid composition 'The Mark of the Claw,' relationships between the band and their producers grew strained when the Albert brothers rejected a number of other tracks written for the new album. As a result, Gary Brooker suggested the inclusion of a lengthy piece he had been working on with lyricist Keith Reid; 'The Worm and the Tree.' This orchestrated piece would dominate a side of the album and was the first composition of this scale that Procol Harum had recorded since 'In Held Twas in I' (on the 1968 album "Shine on Brightly"). Following the album's release (and a final US tour with bassist Dee Murray replacing Chris Copping), Procol Harum disbanded, eventually reforming in 1991 with the release of the album "The Prodigal Stranger." At the time of its release Something Magic stood apart from the emerging punk rock movement and was unfairly overlooked by critics. However, the passage of time has revealed the excellence of the album. This new edition of Something Magic has been newly re-mastered and includes 14 bonus tracks comprising the rare B-side "Backgammon" and two live-in-the-studio recordings of 'You'd Better Wait' and 'This Old Dog,' originally written for the album. The set also includes an additional disc featuring Procol Harum's performance for the BBC TV and Radio series Sight & Sound in Concert from March 1977. This stereo BBC radio recording has been re-mastered from newly discovered masters and appears on CD for the first time. It includes the complete version of 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' which was cut in the original television broadcast of the set. The release also includes an illustrated booklet with essay and interviews by Procol Harum archivist Roland Clare.
The Psychedelic Furs/Made of Rain ....CD $14.99
The groundbreaking British band's eighth studio album and first new album in nearly three decades. Founded by visionary singer/lyricist Richard Butler and his brother, bassist Tim Butler, The Psychedelic Furs are among the most significant and lasting bands of the post-punk era, their remarkable canon encompassing seven milestone studio albums and such classic singles as We Love You, Sister Europe, Love My Way, The Ghost in You, Pretty in Pink, Heaven, Heartbreak Beat, and All that Money Wants, to name but a few. Made of Rain sees the band returning to the fray as relevant and original as ever before, fueled by their always innovative sonic approach and Richard Butler's evocative, masterful songwriting. Produced by longtime associate Richard Fortus and mixed by Tim Palmer, magnificent reiterations of The Psychedelic Furs distinct, desperate wall of sound, melding haunting melodies and driving rhythms with ambition, aggression, and subversive lyrical power.
Queen + Adam Lambert/Live Around the World ....CD + Blu-Ray $19.99
CD + Blu-ray edition. Since their first appearance together in 2009 when Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared as guests on the finale of the eighth season of American Idol on which Adam Lambert was a contestant, the combination of Queen + Adam Lambert has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the world's biggest drawing touring bands. Their most recent tour of Oceania saw them selling out to massive audiences, with a single show at Sydney's ANZ stadium drawing a record crowd of over 60,000. To date the band has played to a worldwide audience approaching 4 million. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Taylor, May and Lambert from over 200 shows they have performed with several featured here becoming available for the very first time.
Lou Reed/New York [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + DVD + 2 LP Box Set $85.99
3CD/DVD/2LP Deluxe Edition of the legendary artist's Sire Records debut features newly remastered sound, unreleased studio and live tracks, plus the DVD debut of "The New York Album" concert video. The 3CD/DVD/2LP set comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book that includes new liner notes written by music journalist David Fricke, essays from archivist Don Fleming, and was produced for release by Laurie Anderson, Don Fleming, Bill Ingot, Jason Stern, and Hal Willner. New York captures Reed in exceptional form and is packed with incredible songs like "Busload of Faith," "Halloween Parade" and "Dirty Blvd." The entire album has been remastered for the first time ever for this collection. The second disc presents unreleased live versions from the Lou Reed Archive of every album track compiled from multiple performances. To avoid duplication, none of these live tracks were taken from the set's accompanying DVD. The third disc showcases unreleased early versions of several album tracks from the Lou Reed Archive, including "Last Great American Whale," "Sick of You" and "Dirty Blvd." Also featured is the non-LP track "The Room," as well as live versions of "Sweet Jane," a song Reed originally recorded with The Velvet Underground, and "Walk on the Wild Side," from his second solo album, Transformer (1972.) This set also includes "The New York Album," a concert video that was originally released in 1990 on VHS and Laserdisc. It has never been available on DVD, until now. It features Reed performing the entire New York album live in Montreal at the Theatre St. Denis. The DVD concludes with an audio-only interview with Reed.
Keith Relf/All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976 ....import CD $24.99
Repertoire Records proudly present All the Falling Angels, a collection of recordings featuring the late Keith Relf, former vocalist/guitarist with the Yardbirds and the original lineup of Renaissance. With his blond hair, dark sunglasses, and frail, moody vocal style, Keith Relf brought a mystique to the Yardbirds that was a huge element of their image and sound. That cool, cerebral, soulful approach continued with the music he made after the Yardbirds, all the way up until his tragic death in 1976 at the age of just 33. All the Falling Angels is a carefully selected collection of Keith's work as a solo artist and in collaboration with fellow Yardbird Jim McCarty and his sister Jane Relf (both of whom were also part of the original Renaissance lineup). It includes previously unreleased demos from Keith's personal tape archive, along with rare tracks by Together, the duo he formed with McCarty in 1968, his hard to find 1966 solo singles, and much more. 24 tracks total.
The Residents/Cube-E Box - The History of American Music in 3 E-Z Pieces [pREServed Edition] ....import 7 CD Box Set $45.99
In the late 1980s The Residents embarked on what many fans still consider their greatest live project. "Cube-E - The History of American Music in 3 E-Z Pieces" spanned almost four years and proposed to do nothing less than its title suggested, telling the story of American popular music, from its birth around the campfires of a non-existent Old West to its death at the hands of Elvis and the British Invasion, all in three easy pieces. Performed on TV and on stage around the world between 1987 and 1990, the show saw The Residents fully embrace their loves of elaborate and imaginative staging, the latest in music technology and, of course, The King - Elvis Aaron Presley. It goes without saying that there was barely a dry seat in the house, and alongside live recordings and contemporaneous studio material this pREServed set includes the previously unreleased demos for the entire "King & Eye" album, which saw the group tackle twenty-something (you can count 'em!) of Mr. Swivel Hips' hottest hits. Spread across an inescapably unwieldy 7CDs at the group's insistence, "Cube-E pREServed" is the final word in Americana cool. Or so it says here! Remastered, expanded, and pREServed for future generations, this is the latest in a series of archival Residents reissues that will continue throughout 2020 and beyond. Look out for "Freak Show" and "Gingerbread Man" sets, coming to a record store near you!
Rhinoceros/The Elektra Albums 1968-1970 [Remastered Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $29.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered 3 CD set featuring all the albums recorded by Rhinoceros for Elektra Records between 1968 and 1970. The concept of Rhinoceros was a suggestion of celebrated producer Paul A. Rothchild (The Doors, Love, Butterfield Blues Band etc.). Because of his recent success with The Doors, Rothchild was given the freedom by Elektra founder Jac Holzman to suggest projects he felt had merit. With fellow producer Frazier Mohawk (who had been involved with Buffalo Springfield), he decided to assemble a new band from scratch, selecting some of the finest musicians in the Los Angeles area. Following a series of auditions, Rhinoceros came together to rehearse and record their debut album with a line-up of vocalist John Finley (ex-Jon & Lee & the Checkmates), guitarist Danny Weis (a founder member of Iron Butterfly), keyboard player Michael Fonfara (ex-Electric Flag), guitarist Danny Hastings (briefly involved with Buffalo Springfield), keyboard player & vocalist Alan Gerber, bassist Jerry Penrod and drummer Billy Mundi (once with The Mothers of Invention). Despite the manner in which they came together, Rhinoceros proved to be a fine band, absorbing rock, blues and soul influences and their self-titled debut album (produced by Paul Rothchild) appeared in 1968 to good reviews. The band began to tour the USA and attracted a steady growing following. In 1969 the band recorded the album Satin Chickens, another fine example of groove-based rock with psychedelic and soul influences. By this time Jerry Penrod had departed nto be replaced by Peter Hodgson. The album gained enough traction for the band to be asked to perform at the legendary Woodstock Festival in August 1969, only for their management to reject the offer to appear without the band's knowledge. When the impact of this decision was realized morale with the band suffered and they underwent further line-up changes for their third and final album Better Times Are Coming (issued in 1970). This re-mastered 3 CD set gathers together for the first time the three albums Rhinoceros recorded for Elektra Records and features an illustrated booklet with exclusive new interviews with John Finley and Danny Weis and serves as a fine tribute to an unfairly overlooked band, who were a part of the American rock scene of the late 1960s.
Steve Roach/A Soul Ascends ....CD $15.99
A Soul Ascends is a majestic, deeply moving sonic suspension drawn from the essence of Roach's visionary ambient/electronic music. A vast and intimate holding-the-space of heart-centered serenity and compassion, the album couples the body to the eternal flow of a vaporizing weightlessness - back to a divine nothingness, the Tabula Rasa where everything began. The expansive, lush timbral embrace has an undeniable connection to the DNA of Steve's classic-era Structures from Silence and Quiet Music releases. A sense of omnipresent dimension of tranquility and transcendence is the heart of A Soul Ascends.
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche/I Can Still Hear You ....CD $11.99
Suzzy Roche and her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche shed some light on our troubled times on their third collaboration, I Can Still Hear You. Recorded from their New York City homes during the quarantine, this 11-track album showcases soul-searching, thought-provoking originals and perfectly chosen covers, along with guest appearances by Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls. The 11 tracks, 8 original and 3 covers, explore themes of good and evil, youth and mortality, the absurd and the serious, the real and the imagined, and the connection between what is present and what is gone. Each of their albums together have documented a specific time and this one, according to Suzzy, 'probably is the darkest, but at the same time, it's the most fanciful too. This time, there seemed an extra urgency about it.'
Rolling Stones/Goats Head Soup ....CD $16.99
Rolling Stones/Goats Head Soup [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $21.99
Rolling Stones/Goats Head Soup [Super Deluxe Box Set] ....3 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $144.99
Goats Head Soup [2CD 2020 Deluxe Edition] - Another prized jewel in The Rolling Stones' unmatched catalogue is restored to it's full glory. Features the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files. The 2020 Deluxe edition features three previously unreleased tracks, Scarlet, All The Rage & Criss Cross. Goats Head Soup Super Deluxe box sets features 35 tracks on three CDs & one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). Included are the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files, Rarities & Alternative mixes featuring three previously unreleased tracks, Scarlet, All the Rage & Criss Cross. Also included is The Brussels Affair, recorded live at the Forest National Arena in October 1973. The 4 discs are housed in the boxset alongside a 120 page book with an incredible array of photos and 3 essays. 50 Years On - An Appreciation of Goats Head Soup by Ian McCann, Brussels Affair Live 1973 Tour by Nick Kent & The Story of the Cover Art by Daryl Easlea. The set is completed with 4 x 1973 reproduction tour posters, rolled up within the packaging to avoid creases. + Original Videos: Dancing with Mr D, Silver Train & Angie.
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989]
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....2 CD + DVD $27.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....Blu-Ray $26.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $31.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $94.99
Having not hit the road for most of the 80s, The Steel Wheels Tour was an astounding return for the Rolling Stones, not least as it was the longest they had by that point undertaken. It was also to be their last with Bill Wyman. Steel Wheels Live was recorded towards the end of the band's 60 date run through the stadiums of North America, in the second half of 1989. Special guest appearances from Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker. Limited Edition.
Steve Rothery/The Ghosts of Pripyat ....CD $15.99
A wholly instrumental work, The Ghosts of Pripyat - from 2014 - was the debut Steve Rothery solo album and features cameos from Steven Wilson and Steve Hackett. 2020 mid-price CD in jewel case reissue. Artwork by Lasse Hoile.
Todd Rundgren/A Wizard, a True Star...Live! ....CD + DVD Set $17.99
Rock Hall of Fame nominee and revered musician/producer/songwriter performs a very special live concert featuring the entirety of his classic 1973 album A Wizard a True Star! Recorded 2009 at the Civic Theater in Akron OH, this special multi-media package has never been made available publically in this format with both crystal clear DVD as well as audio CD! Packaged in a slick six-panel digipak with 2 trays!
Ray Russell/Fluid Architecture ....CD $16.99
Ray Russell: guitars and featuring Eric Baldwin: found sounds, sequential creativity, George Baldwin: bass, Chapman Stick, Chris Biscoe: tenor clarinet & soprano saxophone, Mo Foster: bass, Nic France: drums, Simon Phillips: drums, Ralph Salmins: drums, Jim Watson: keyboards. As part of an exploratory group of British 'jazz and beyond' musicians in the late 1960's, Ray Russell released a number of acclaimed and ultimately influential experimental albums; Dragon Hill, Rites & Rituals, Live at the I.C.A. and Secret Asylum. Based on the dates of these releases, he can claim to be, along with Sonny Sharrock, one of the earliest 'free' guitarists and his early work has been cited by today's noted experimentalists like Thurston Moore and Jim O'Rourke. Since then, Russell has enjoyed a freelance career composing award-winning TV soundtracks and working with artists ranging from Phil Collins to Gil Evans to Tina Turner to Andrew Lloyd Webber, but he remains a dedicated sonic explorer as well. "His lines are not so much melodic variation, or even Coltrane-like walls of sound. Instead it is like a Pollock painting mounted with guitar pickups, the sound of explosions. Russell makes it sound as if the guitar is not enough... " - Jim O'Rourke. ".. guitarists in particular should analyze carefully... excellent fretwork in the middle of a triangle whose corners are occupied by Jeff Beck, Phil Miller and Yo' Miles!" - Touching Extremes"... the album is essentially an explosive, spellbinding, and well-rounded musical event, where many of the hard-edged works encompass eloquent plot developments and tuneful theme-building maneuvers." - All About Jazz
Samurai/Samurai [Newly Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic and highly regarded self-titled album by the progressive rock group Samurai. The band evolved from the equally excellent group Web (whose album I Spider is a classic of the genre), and featured Dave Lawson (vocals, keyboards), Tony Edwards (guitar), John Eaton (bass), Kenny Beveridge (drums), Lennie Wright (vibes, drums, percussion), Tony Roberts (saxes, flute, clarinet) and Don Fay (saxes, flute). The sole album by the band is truly a lost classic of the progressive era. Released on the short-lived Greenwich Gramophone label in 1971, the album was influenced by the experiments of groups such as King Crimson, Colosseum et al, but Samurai was more than a mere clone of other bands. The group successfully fused the worlds of jazz with rock, the musicianship on the album was excellent and Dave Lawson's compositions were ground-breaking and memorable. Sadly, the group disbanded shortly after the release of the record resulting in limited sales. However, the influence of the album was not lost as Dave Lawson soon joined Dave Greenslade to form the group Greenslade, effectively taking up the musical mantle laid down by Samurai. This Esoteric new edition has been newly re-mastered from recently discovered first generation original master tapes and has been expanded to include three live recordings made in 1971 and officially released for the first time. The release also features an illustrated booklet and an interview with Dave Lawson.
Savoy Brown/Ain't Done Yet ....CD $14.99
Legendary British Blues Rock band Savoy Brown let by founding member Kim Simmonds, announces the release of their exciting new album, "Aint Done Yet," on Quarto Valley Records. The new album follows Savoy Brown's critically acclaimed 2019 album, "City Night." "The new album continues the approach I've been taking with the band this past decade," says guitarist/singer/songwriter Kim Simmonds, who formed the band in 1965 in London, England, and is one of the longest running Blues Rock bands in existence. "The big difference with the new album is the multi-layer approach I took to recording the guitar parts. It's all blues-based rock music. I try to find new and progressive ways to write and play the music I've loved since I was a young teenager.
Savoy Brown/Taking the Blues Back Home - Live in America ....3 CD Set $29.99
Three disc slimline jewel case of live 90s recordings of Savoy Brown in America
Irmin Schmidt/Nocturne (Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) ....CD $15.99
Church bells and live piano meander through ambient. Can co-founder Irmin Schmidt is releasing a new album, called Nocturne: Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, via Mute. Nocturne is comprised of three live piano pieces recorded at the 2019 edition of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, alongside pre-recorded bell and ambient sounds. The set was his first solo piano concert in the UK and saw him perform the worldwide premiere of two unheard compositions, 'Nocturne' and 'Yonder,' as well as the UK premiere of 'Klavierstuck II,' from 2018 album 5 Klavierstucke. "The same as one can see faces and animals in the shapes of clouds, one can sometimes - particularly at night between the state of sleep and consciousness - let music structures appear out of the noises that surround you," says Schmidt.
Klaus Schulze/La Vie Electronique 4 ....import 3 CD Set $25.99
Re-launch of the successful and famous "La Vie Electronique" series by Klaus Schulze. Each Volume contains 3 CDs and an extended booklet with fotos and extended linernnnotes. MIG will gradually make the out-of-print volumes available again. "La Vie Electonique Vol. 4" contains music from Schulzes "golden era" in the mid '70s.
Scope/Scope ....import CD $18.99
Scope/Scope II ....import CD $18.99
The predecessor band of Scope was called Strange Power and was founded around 1969 in Zwolle, Holland. Rik Elings, Henk Zomer (drums) and bassist Erik Raayman had founded the fusion project and had already released a 7" single that was added to the first Scope CD as a bonus. With the entry of guitarist Rens Nieuwland in 1972, Strange Power became Scope. Subsequently, the Dutch jazz rock foursome made a name for itself in both Holland and Germany. A talent scout from WEA / Atlantic became aware of the band and hired them for his label. In 1973 the band entered the Hamburg studio Maschen to record their debut album "Scope" under the direction of Jochen Petersen. The result was an exciting, varied fusion / jazz rock album, which contained a lot of improvisations and perfectly reflected the craftsmanship of the four musicians. The press was thrilled and Scope went back on the streets to present the new album live. In 1974 Erik Raayman left the band, but the band continued with a surprising plan. Multi-instrumentalist Rik Elings left his place behind the keyboards with Rob Franken and took over the four-string. A wise decision, because Rob Franken was one of the best and most famous jazz pianists in Holland. With this line-up, they returned to Studio Maschen in September 1974 to record the follow-up album "Scope II" for WEA. Like the debut, the album is a unique funk / fusion delicacy record, and Scope has become a real insider tip of the international jazz rock scene. Despite (or because of) the major deal, large record sales did not happen. After numerous changes in the line-up it came to an end in 1976. The further history of the involved musicians can be wonderfully read in the booklets for "Scope" and "Scope II."
Derek Sherinian/The Phoenix ....CD $17.99
2020's The Phoenix is Derek Sherinian's first album since 2011's Oceana and once again finds Derek working alongside collaborator and mentor Simon Phillips. Also appearing on the album are a dream team of Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Kiko Loureiro, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin and Jimmy Johnson.
Soft Machine/Live at the Baked Potato ....import CD $12.99
This follow-up to Soft Machine's highly acclaimed 2018 album Hidden Details finds John Etheridge, Roy Babbington, John Marshall and Theo Travis on fine form at the Baked Potato, LA, USA on 1st February 2019. The material mixes tunes from Hidden Details, along with older material and some choice improvisations. The band, with a world tour under their belt and a partisan crowd urging them on, are absolutely at the top of their game - powerful, committed and idiosyncratic. Note that there has been a significant price drop for this release. Anyone who ordered at the previous price will automatically get the price drop.
Sparks/A Steady Drip Drip Drip ....CD $16.99
2020 release. A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip is the 24th studio album by quirky rock duo Sparks. Features "Lawnmower," "Self-Effacing," "I'm Toast," and "Please Don't F*** Up My World." In the announcement video the band also confirm the release (without providing any dates) of the Sparks-written musical feature film Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors), and the currently-untitled Sparks documentary directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Spaced).
Chris Squire/Fish Out of Water ....import Blu-Ray $23.99
A standalone blu-ray edition of Yes founder Chris Squire's extraordinary 1975 solo album Fish Out of Water, featuring 2018 5.1 and stereo mixes by Jakko Jakszyk. The disc also includes a promotional film (featuring Hold Out Your Hand and You By My Side), along with a 2006 audio commentary by Chris Squire. Contains a booklet with an essay by Sid Smith, featuring exclusive interviews with Bill Bruford, Patrick Moraz, Gregg Jackman and Jakko Jakszyk.
Sun Ra/Fireside Chat with Lucifer ....CD $15.99
Digitally remastered edition. An F-bomb saturated hip-hop call and response club cut... from Sun Ra?! While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee Nuclear War, there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra. The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to 'Nuclear War,' Ra's organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells. Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist's intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything... except predictability. First ever reissue of this iconic album!
The Tangent/Auto Reconnaissance ....import CD $24.99
2020's prog tour-de-force from The Tangent includes a 28 minute piece about the band's home country of England, laden with orchestration, instrumental dexterity, strong melodies and Andy Tillison's trademark story-telling at its best.
Tangerine Dream/The Sessions VI ....import CD $17.99
The Sessions VI EP contains a long instant live composition from the current Tangerine Dream line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane and new TD member Paul Frick. This live session was recorded at the RBB Sendesaal in Berlin (November 3, 2018) during the Elektro Beats Festival organized by Radio Eins. Tangerine Dream are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy this spontaneous and exceptional live track - inspired by the location and a great festival audience as well.
Richard & Linda Thompson/Hard Luck Stories [1972 - 1982] ....import 8 CD Box Set $125.99
This September Universal Music will issue Hard Luck Stories 1972 to 1982 a new Richard and Linda Thompson 8CD box set that features remastered versions of all six studio albums and previously unreleased recordings. This career retrospective contains the three classic Island Records releases -'I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight,' 'Hokey Pokey' and 'Pour Down Like Silver' - and the long out-of-print albums First Light and Sunnyvista (both new transfers from recently relocated masters) as well as their final album Shoot Out the Lights. Hard Luck Stories contains 113 songs in total of which 30 are previously unreleased. All the studio albums come with bonus tracks and there are 'Early Years' and live discs to complete the eight-CD collection. The set was personally curated by Richard and Linda and compiled and mastered by Andrew Batt. It contains a 72-page hardcover book featuring brand new essays (by Patrick Humphries and Mick Houghton) and rare and previously unpublished photographs.
Various Artists/Teil 1 Kraut!: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 ....import 2 CD Set $36.99
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. Progrock 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. With the release of the first of a total of four issues, Bear Family marks another milestone on the way to a comprehensive documentation of the history of popular music in Germany from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s. 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.
Various Artists/Kraut: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 Teil 2 ....import 2 CD Set $36.99
Two CDs, second volume in the series. Kraut! Die innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979 includes booklet with 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. With 'Kraut! Die innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979' Bear Records 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 second part deals with the Central of Germany. 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/Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake ....CD $14.99
The pantheon of prog rock all-stars show up to pay their respects to two dearly departed figures who revolutionzed modern rock keybaordist Keith Emerson & singer/songwriter/bassist Greg Lake! Features all-new performances by an incredible cast of musicians including Todd Rundgren, Larry "Synergy" Fast (Peter Gabriel), Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre), and Arthur Brown plus a very special performance from Emerson's son Aaron & grandson Ethan!
1 21st Century Schizoid Man (Todd Rundgren & Brian Auger)
2 A Time and a Place (Leslie Hunt & Derek Sherinian)
3 The Sheriff (Billy Sherwood & David Sancious)
4 C'est la Vie (Jon Davison & Larry Fast)
5 From the Beginning (Thijs Van Leer & John Wesley)
6 Hoedown (Patrick Moraz)
7 Still... You Turn Me On (Sonja Kristina & Steve Porcaro)
8 Lucky Man (Martin Turner & Geoff Downes)
9 Fanfare for the Common Man (Aaron & Ethan Emerson)
10 Karn Evil #9 1st Impression Part 2 (Arthur Brown & Jordan Rudess)
11 ELP Suite: Tarkus / From the Beginning / Tarkus (Reprise) (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
Rick Wakeman/Christmas Variations ....CD $14.99
The King of the Keyboards and prog rock icon, Rick Wakeman, reinvents Christmas on this fantastic instrumental album that will make your holidays an otherworldly experience! Includes unique arrangements of traditional holiday favorites such as "Silent Night," "Away in a Manger," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and many more PLUS a bonus CD track of an original composition "Silent Prayer!"
Rick Wakeman/Red Planet ....import CD $17.99
2020 release. Rick Wakeman, best known as keyboard player in progressive rock band Yes, releases The Red Planet - a serious return to "Wakeman Prog." Harking back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed 1973 debut The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Red Planet features eight newly composed pieces based around a central subject matter. Rick's blown the dust off his favorite analog keyboards and along with his latest keys has used the same formula he devised when making his debut album and the equally legendary Criminal Record. Upon being asked about the expectations of his prog fans, that they are hoping he will have shoved the "Prog Fader" up to 11, he replied, "That could be a problem... as it's already at 14!!!"
Roger Waters/Us + Them ....2 CD Set $17.99
Roger Waters/Us + Them ....Blu-Ray $26.99
Roger Waters/Us + Them ....DVD $19.99
October release. Roger Waters: Us + Them, chronicles the acclaimed 2017-2018 tour of the iconic Pink Floyd artist. As the founding member, lyricist, composer and creative force behind Pink Floyd, Us + Them presents Waters powerful music in stunning form and highlights its message of human rights, liberty and love. Based around his acclaimed, sold-out Us + Them worldwide tour of 2017-18, comprising a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people across the globe, it features classic songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here as well as his most recent album, Is this the Life We Really Want? Waters powerfully demonstrates that he is at heart, a musical activist and one of the most passionate political commentators of his time. He has dedicated his life to fighting against those who seek to control our lives and destroy our planet. Welcome to the Machine and Another Brick in the Wall Part II, are a stark reminder of the bleak warnings that he gave decades ago about alienation, displacement, greed, suffering, destruction and loss. And yet the humanity of the songwriter cannot be more plainly seen than in Wish You Were Here, because, although he presents a grim picture of the state of the world, ultimately his message is one of hope through unity and love. Directed by Sean Evans and Roger Waters, the film provides a visceral sense of what it was like to be there. Using the most innovative digital and audio technology available, this state-of-the-art show encapsulates a series of breath-taking visual, audio and sensory experiences. It captures Waters' legendary live performances and takes the audience on an emotionally charged, thought-provoking journey.
Weather Report/Live in Cologne 1983 ....DVD $18.99
After Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine left the band, Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter decided to continue their successful project with a new rhythm set: drummer Omar Hakim, Victor Bailey on bass and percussionist Jose Rossy. Weather Report's Cologne concert shows the band in musical top form. In a more than two-hour show, the band sparks a firework of rhythm and melodies.
Weather Report/Live in Cologne 1983 ....2 CD Set $18.99
Erik Wollo & Michael Stearns/Convergence ....CD $15.99
Soulful electronic sound-painting and evocative space music combine on Convergence, the debut collaboration between Norway's Erik Wollo and America's Michael Stearns. Known for passionate soundtrack work on director Ron Fricke's Chronos, Baraka & Samsara, Stearns collaborates on his first indie-label-released non-film-score since 2001. Together, these guitarists/synthesists weave a haunting and shadowy world filled with longing melodies and alluring glimmering sonic textures. Convergence ranges from slowly-evolving contemplative and reflective tracks to hypnotically pulsing rhythmic movements. The album is a subtle interplay between these two pioneering artists' mystical and emotional sonic styles, developing an inner resonance of expressive reveries that venture into dark mystical terrain as the album progresses.
Yes/The Royal Affair Tour - Live from Las Vegas ....CD $15.99
Recorded live during their headline North American tour in the summer of 2019, A Royal Affair Tour was a must-see best-of-British-rock show and featured support by Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. The Yes performing line up was Steve Howe (guitar - joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. Yes performed songs from their storied career, one of rock music's most prized bodies of work, and their set was in honor of the memory of YES members Chris Squire and Peter Banks. Continuing the British theme, the set featured Alan White's tribute to John Lennon; White was the drummer on Lennon's recording of the "Imagine" album.
Neil Young/The Times ....CD $11.99
2020 release. The Times is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, filmed at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series.
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)/Tea for the Tillerman 2 ....CD $15.99
50 years after the original made him a global superstar Yusuf / Cat Stevens has rerecorded an entirely new version of his 1970 classic album Tea for the Tillerman. With many of the album's songs sounding more relevant than ever today, Tea for the Tillerman 2 offers up striking and sensitive new renditions of stone-cold classics like "Father And Son," "Wild World," and "Where Do The Children Play?"
Zawinul Syndicate/Black Water + Lost Tribes ....import CD $18.99
Two albums from the late Joe Zawinul's Syndicate, formed by the keyboardist after the break up of Weather Report. These recordings, dating from 1989 and 1992, are a mixture of jazz, fusion rock, Afro and Latin! However, it is challenging, intellectual, emotional and toe-tapping music. Digitally re-mastered and slipcased.