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The latest in Progressive Rock and Classic Rock releases.


 

Jon Anderson/Olias of Sunhillow [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD Price $23.99

Jon Anderson/Olias of Sunhillow [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD Price $23.99

A 2021 remastered and expanded CD/DVD edition of the legendary 1976 solo album by Jon Anderson.  The DVD features 96khz/24bit stereo master of the original mix plus a 5.1 'up-mix.'  Includes a booklet featuring a comprehensive interview with Anderson about the making of his extraordinary and atmospheric album.  Released in July 1976, Olias was a conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet. All music on the album was written and performed by Jon Anderson and the recording took place at Anderson's Buckinghamshire home studio whilst Yes were on hiatus following the tour to promote the album Relayer. Initially recorded on an 8-track tape machine, the arrangements were then re-recorded on to a 24-track tape machine. The album saw Jon perform the music entirely alone, teaching himself to play keyboards and acknowledging the influence of such legendary musicians as Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz and Vangelis on his work.

 

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3.2/Third Impression ....CD $14.99

3.2/Third Impression ....CD $14.99

Robert Berry returns with a second 3.2 album, "Third Impression." The project is a continuation of the band 3, which Berry was in with Carl Palmer and the late great Keith Emerson. In October 2015, conversations about a new "3" album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Keith Emerson about releasing the long delayed "3" follow up album. Along with renewed fan interest in the band and those conversations, Berry had sparked revived enthusiasm from Keith Emerson for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas and song collaborations ultimately paved the groundwork for 3.2's first album, "The Rules Have Changed." Everything was set. Song ideas, studio time, record contract... and then, that dark day. Emerson's untimely death made the album an uncertainty. Robert was left with Keith Emerson's final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone, to long discussions about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be produced. After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson's musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with '3' some 30 years ago. The final result was 3.2, a reboot of the original "3" project. The debut album released in 2018 is a record that deserves to be heard by each and every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes some exquisite musical parts. And the follow up, Third Impression, is no lesser than it's predecessor, mixing epic songs with more melodic and AOR moments. It's final track, the nine minute 'Never,' is one more Emerson/Berry original with Keith's trademark style all over it.

 

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Soft Machine/Paris 1970 ....2 CD Set $24.99

Soft Machine/Paris 1970 ....2 CD Set $24.99

Soft Machine, live from the Theatre de la Musique, Paris on March 2nd, 1970. Despite their gradual dissolution in the late '70s, Soft Machine's stock has never been higher thanks to a steady stream of archival recordings that continue to surface and throw light on the importance of varying line-ups. The quintet version of the band, captured at the Theatre de la Musique, Paris on March 2nd, 1970 for France's Pop Deux TV show features that short lived and often lamented line-up of Lyn Dobson and Elton Dean on their respective reeds accompanying the obligatory Hopper, Ratledge, and Wyatt. The Paris date in March caught Dobson near the end of his tenure which came two weeks later. Suffice to say, the historical value of this recording is undoubted while rooted in the five-man line-up that was joyous, but sadly all too brief. London Calling bends your ear with a rare, captivating performance from our beloved Softs, live in Paris, 1970. Covering their first two albums and songs exclusive to performances from this period. Includes the entire Pop Deux TV broadcast. Visually interesting, but moreover, stunning to hear. Personnel: Mike Ratledge- Lowrey organ, Hohner pianet; Robert Wyatt - drums, vocals; Hugh Hopper - bass; Elton Dean - alto sax, Saxello; Lyn Dobson- soprano sax, flute, voice, harmonica. Includes full color, eight-page booklet with background liners and rare images. Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality.

 

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Can/Live in Stuttgart 1975 ....2 CD Set $18.99

Can/Live in Stuttgart 1975 ....2 CD Set $18.99

Mute are delighted to announce the release of Can Live in Stuttgart 1975, the first in a series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time on vinyl, CD and digital formats.  Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can's performances taking on a life of their own.  Can Live in Stuttgart 1975 will be available on limited edition triple orange vinyl and double CD. Both formats include booklets with extensive sleeve notes by novelist Alan Warner, archivist Andy Hall and manager Sandra Podmore Schmidt.  The band's line up for this legendary 1975 performance features all four original members - Irmin Schmidt on keys, Jaki Leibezeit on drums, Michel Karoli on guitar, and Holger Czukay on bass.  Can's powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, Sonic Youth, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Madlib and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.  In five parts, Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 demonstrates an important and formidable element of the Can story - their live performance.  The Can Live series has taken the best of the bootlegged recordings and - overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer / engineer Rene Tinner - run them through the wringer of 21st century technology to bring you these vital historical documents in the best quality versions possible.

 

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Various Artist/Pink Floyd Tribute: Still Wish You Were Here ....CD $15.99

Various Artist/Pink Floyd Tribute: Still Wish You Were Here ....CD $15.99

Pink Floyd's 1975 multi-platinum masterpiece, Wish You Were Here, is brought to life once again with an all-star line-up of rock/metal royalty performing the album in it's entirety!  Includes performances by keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, King Crimson's Mel Collins and Tony Levin, Gong's guitarist Steve Hillage, Yes, Asia and Buggles keyboardist Geoff Downes, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Rock Hall nominee Todd Rundgren, ex-Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate, guitar god Joe Satriani, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie, spacebass super genius Bootsy Collins, The Damned's Rat Scabies, PiL's Jah Wobble and lots more!
Tracks:
1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) Feat. Geoff Tate, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Geoff Downes, Ian Paice
2 Welcome to the Machine Feat. Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin
3 Have a Cigar Feat. James Labrie, Steve Stevens, Patrick Moraz, Rat Scabies, Jah Wobble
4 Wish You Were Here Feat. Rik Emmett, Joe Satriani, Edgar Froese, David Ellefson, Carmine Appice
5 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9) Feat. Rod Argent, Steve Hillage, Ian Paice, Bootsy Collins

 

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Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet ....import CD + DVD Set $22.99

Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet ....import CD + DVD Set $22.99

Rick Wakeman, best known as keyboard player in progressive rock band Yes (across five tenures between 1971 and 2004), released his latest solo album The Red Planet in 2020 - a serious return to "Wakeman Prog." Harking back to his critically acclaimed 1973 debut The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and featured 8 newly composed pieces based around the central subject matter of the red planet, Mars. Rick blew the dust off his favourite analogue keyboards and along with his latest keys 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!!!" The album, produced by Rick Wakeman and Erik Jordan, entered the UK Top 40 album chart at #34. This 2 disc edition features the original album on CD, while the DVD contains 5.1 surround sound and Hi-res stereo audio (PCM Stereo @ 24-bit 96kHz / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround @ 24-bit 48kHz / DTS 5.1 Digital Surround @ 24-bit 96kHz) plus 3 mini promo films and a 70 minute documentary of "The Making of the Red Planet."

 

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David Bowie/The Width of a Circle ....2 CD Set $34.99

David Bowie/The Width of a Circle ....2 CD Set $34.99

50th anniversary of the original U.K. release of The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie's landmark entry into the 1970s. The album not only began the collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would continue with such Bowie classics as Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, it kicked off a 10-year run of indispensable albums stretching through 1980's Scary Monsters. The 2020 re-release of The Man Who Sold the World restored the album's intended title, Metrobolist, while featuring a new mix by original producer Tony Visconti. Taking its name from the album's opening track, which was named after a painting by Bowie's friend George Underwood, the new two-CD set The Width of a Circle acts as a complementary piece to that album. Its 21 tracks feature non-album singles, a BBC In Concert l session, music for a TV play and further Visconti remixes wrapping up David's recordings from 1970 and revealing the first sonic steps toward Hunky Dory.

 

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Bill Bruford's Earthworks/Earthworks ....import CD $20.99

Bill Bruford's Earthworks/Earthworks ....import CD $20.99

Already well-known in progressive rock, drummer Bill Bruford formed Earthworks in 1986, as a deliberate return to his roots in jazz. He seconded the brilliant keyboardist and tenor horn player Django Bates and saxophonist Iain Ballamy, frontrunners with the anarchic big band Loose Tubes, as his partners. Bill encouraged the use of rock technology with jazz sensibility - heard to good effect here on the album's two live bonus tracks 'A Stone's Throw' and 'All Heaven Broke Loose.'  This album has been out of print for some time. This re-release is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen personally by him.

 

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Annette Peacock/X-Dreams ....CD $17.99

Annette Peacock/X-Dreams ....CD $17.99

Arriving in 1978, X-Dreams is an infatuating and resolutely feminine free-form exploration of the politics and dynamics of sex. Assembling a crew of 22 musicians (including Mick Ronson on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums), Peacock delivers impassioned vocal performances alongside an improvisational jazz-rock fusion masterpiece of musicianship, almost all of which was recorded in one take.

 

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Annette Peacock/The Perfect Release ....CD $15.99

Annette Peacock/The Perfect Release ....CD $15.99

Annette Peacock is an American composer, musician, songwriter, producer, arranger. She is a pioneer in electronic music who combined her voice with one of the first Moog synthesizers in the late 1960s. The Perfect Release was her third solo release. It came out in 1979, the year after her unforgettable work with Bill Bruford on his solo debut, Feels Good to Me.  This prophetic stew of spoken word, jazz, and funk from Annette Peacock was wildly ahead of its time and is still salient today. Her unflinching examinations of capitalism, sex, religion, et al. are underscored by lengthy, gorgeous grooves. Peacock wields her voice with wild abandon, at times delivering a melody like a Beat poet while other times wailing out of her throat like a saxophone, hitting blue notes as she pleases. Where most musicians riff, she creates sonic space. Perhaps too esoteric to garner commercial praise at the time, with this reissue we're proud to encourage the discovery and praise that The Perfect Release deserves.

 

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Ansley Dunbar/Blue Whale ....CD $17.99

Ansley Dunbar/Blue Whale ....CD $17.99

This fourth album was released as Aynsley Dunbar formed to follow up from The Ansley Dunbar Retaliation, a blues-oriented group, from which only Tommy Eyre was retained for this album. This album is more jazz/rock oriented with some excellent players on board and the fabulous vocals by Paul Williams (of Allan Holdsworth's I.O.U., Juicy Lucy, Tempest). Just five long tracks with their rendition of Zappa's classic "Willie The Pimp" going for over 15 minutes. Plenty of space for instrumental solos for everybody, including the boss and some mighty guitar playing by the great Roger Sutton.

 

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Bernardo Lanzetti/Horizontal Rain ....import CD $33.99

Bernardo Lanzetti/Horizontal Rain ....import CD $33.99

Vocalist/guitarist Bernardo Lanzetti was a founding member of the Italian progressive band Acqua Fragile from 1971-75 after which he joined Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) from 1975-1978. Horizontal Rain is a new solo album from the singer featuring a stellar cast of guest musicians including David Cross (King Crimson), David Jackson (VdGG), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, etc, etc), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X) and many, many more!

 

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Trettioariga Kriget/Till Horisonten ....import CD $26.99

Trettioariga Kriget/Till Horisonten ....import CD $26.99

Trettioariga Kriget is a Swedish progressive rock band that was formed in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm in 1970. They released their self titled debut album in 1974. They have earned critical acclaim from critics and fellow musicians, developed a cult following, and became an influence for a new generation of Swedish and Scandinavian progressive rock bands.  "To the Horizon" is the 10th album from Trettioariga Kriget (The Thirty Years War). Actually, it is the 11th if you include "Glorious War" by the band's original line-up. However, most would know this remarkable Swedish band from their first five albums, including the classic "Krigssang" (War Song). These were recorded between 1974 and 1981. In 2003 the band regrouped, consisting of the same members, gigging and recording as if there had been no hiatus at all. Indeed, this phase II of the War's career has proved extremely fruitful, and the new album is in many ways the crowning achivement of a very dedicated, tightly-knit ensemble of five musicians and a lyricist. "To the Horizon" is an album of remarkable unity: unity of purpose, unity of music and lyrics and Johan Gullberg's sensitive artwork, and also of strong emotion and vital energy. It is an album that celebrates the incredible life span of the Trettioariga Kriget, that looks back on the band's and its members' life stories and counterbalances an inevitable melancholy with inventiveness and a curiosity that is still very much present after so many decades.

 

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Colosseum/Those Who Are About to Die Salute You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $21.99

Colosseum/Those Who Are About to Die Salute You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $21.99

A 2017 re-mastered and expanded edition of Colosseum's astonishing debut from 1968.   The album features the original line-up of Jon Hiseman, Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, James Litherland and Tony Reeves.  Colosseum came together in 1968, the brainchild of virtuoso drummer Jon Hiseman and saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith (who had played together in the Graham Bond Organisation and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers). Teaming with bass guitarist Tony Reeves and keyboard player Dave Greenslade, the line-up of the band was completed with the recruitment of guitarist and vocalist James Litherland. Recorded in the winter of 1968, Those Who Are About to Die Salute You was a stunning debut album and was one of the first successful attempts to fuse jazz, blues and rock. Featuring such classic tracks as 'Walking in the Park,' 'Beware the Ides of March,' 'Those About to Die' and 'The Road She Walked Before,' Those Who Are About to Die Salute You reached #15 on the UK album chart and remains a seminal album in the development of what would be known as progressive rock. This Esoteric Recordings release is newly remastered and includes three bonus tracks recorded at Pye studios in London in November 1968. The release fully restores the original album artwork and features an illustrated booklet with new essay.

 

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Kayak/Out of this World ....CD $17.99

Kayak/Out of this World ....CD $17.99

Titled Out of this World, the upcoming album from the iconic Dutch progressive rock band is the follow-up to 2018's Seventeen and is scheduled to be released in via InsideOut Music. The upcoming album will be the band's eighteenth full-length effort. Speaking about the upcoming album, founding member Ton Scherpenzeel says, "Many people seem to consider the past year as a lost year, due to Covid-19. I don't. I am not saying it was great, but it made me realize, once more, how fragile we all are. How connected everything and everyone is, with actions and consequences that touch us all. And that, on a smaller scale, and much closer to home, the new Kayak album could only have turned out the way it did. More than ever, it is clear that working with each other on this level can never be taken for granted. It requires dedication, and respect for each other's talents and input. That's the foundation upon which Kayak in 2021 is built."

 

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Porcupine Tree/Fear of a Blank Planet ....import CD $14.99

Porcupine Tree/Fear of a Blank Planet ....import CD $14.99

Fear of a Blank Planet, originally released in 2007, is the ninth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree and their best selling before 2009's The Incident. Steven Wilson has mentioned that the album's title is a direct reference to the 1990 Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet; while the former tackled race issues, the latter is about the fear of losing the current generation of youth to various common threats to their mental and social wellbeing, including broken homes, excessive "screen time," and narcotic overuse (prescribed and otherwise) to the point of mental and spiritual "blankness." Special guests include King Crimson's Robert Fripp and Rush's Alex Lifeson. Reissued by Snapper Classics UK.

 

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Marillion/Somewhere Else ....CD $14.99

Marillion/Somewhere Else ....CD $14.99

Somewhere Else is the fourteenth studio album by British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. It was released by the band's own label, Intact Records, in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2007.  Produced by Michael Hunter, the album was recorded during 2006 at The Racket Club in Buckinghamshire, except the track "Faith," written during the Marbles sessions and recorded the previous year. Now KScope reissues it in 2021.

 

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Transatlantic/The Absolute Universe: 5.1 Mix [The Ultimate Version] ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Transatlantic/The Absolute Universe: 5.1 Mix [The Ultimate Version] ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Stand alone Blu-Ray with 5.1 surround sound mix of Transatlantic's latest epic masterpiece, The Absolute Universe, previously only available as part of the very expensive Super Deluxe Edition. It also includes documentaries on the making of the album.

 

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Pendragon/Not of this World ....import CD $18.99

Pendragon/Not of this World ....import CD $18.99

Pendragon re release this classic studio album on it's 20th Anniversary this year. Most hardcore Pendragon fans cite this as their favourite album by the band. Not of this World is riddled with classic melodic prog rock that Pendragon are best known for. The stunning front cover and booklet artwork is again by Simon Williams and the audio has been remastered by Karl Groom.

 

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Peter Bardens/The Answer ....import CD $22.99

Peter Bardens/The Answer ....import CD $22.99

2010 re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1970 album The Answer by the legendary keyboard player and Camel member Peter Bardens.  Includes the side long opus Homage to the God of Light, later performed by Camel in their live sets, plus both sides of the only single released by Bardens' band Village (with Bruce Thomas) in 1969.

 

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The Flock/Truth - The Columbia Recordings 1969-1970 [Remastered] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

The Flock/Truth - The Columbia Recordings 1969-1970 [Remastered] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Esoteric re-press of 2017 release. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the re-release of a new two CD anthology celebrating the fine American jazz rock band The Flock. Hailing from Chicago, The Flock was one of the most original groups to emerge on the late 1960s buoyant music scene. Along with their fellow Chicagoans Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago, The Flock were highly original in their musical approach, successfully fusing jazz, rock, blues and even classical influences. The band recorded three singles in 1966 and 1967 before changing musical direction and recruiting virtuoso electric violinist Jerry Goodman to their ranks. With a line-up of Fred Glickstein (guitar, lead vocals), Jerry Goodman (violin), Jerry Smith (bass), Ron Karpman (drums), Rick Canoff (saxophone), Tom Webb (saxophone) and Frank Posa (trumpet), The Flock came to the attention of manager Aaron Russo, owner of Chicago's famous Kinetic Playground venue. Russo secured the band a contract with Columbia Records for whom The Flock recorded two excellent albums for the label, "The Flock" (1969) and "Dinosaur Swamps" (1970).

 

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Frost/Day and Age ....2 CD Set $18.99

Frost/Day and Age ....2 CD Set $18.99

Frost*'s fourth studio album sees the trio of Jem Godfrey, John Mitchell and Nathan King working alongside three very different drummers, Kaz Rodriguez, Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson).  In January 2020, the band set-up a new temporary studio for a week in a converted coastguard tower at Dungeness in East Sussex, UK. "We were 30 feet by the sea, next to a nuclear power station and a lighthouse, in midwinter! So there was hardly any daylight and the weather was dreadful," laughs bassist Nathan King, "We wrote "Terrestrial" and "Repeat to Fade" there and in my head you can absolutely hear the bleak isolated oppression having an effect on us. The songs we wrote were far darker - the wind howling round the building at night, the power station generating crackles on the audio, a huge lighthouse next door sweeping a vast light into the fog every 30 seconds and John screaming "ENJOY YOURSELVES YOU SCUM" into a microphone. It was absolutely brilliant!" Limited 2CD edition (including an instrumental version of the album).

 

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Sylvan/One to Zero ....import CD $17.99

Sylvan/One to Zero ....import CD $17.99

Concept albums and progressive rock share a long history that has produced many a quintessential genre milestone and all-time classics. Sylvan from Hamburg/Germany have tackled this challenging format throughout their recorded history.  "Posthumous Silence" (2006) or "Home" (2015) come to mind. Over the course of nine studio albums, one live-document and a remarkable live DVD, this quartet has been racking up in numbers all over the globe, all due to Sylvan's relentless touring schedule. Their tours saw them playing in Mexico, USA, Canada, Latvia, Spain, Italy and all over Europe obviously, sharing the stage with heavyweights such as Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Jethro Tull or Spock's Beard. And now they are unveiling their most recent outlet, and since it is their tenth record, they aptly named it One to Zero. Well, that may be true of sorts, but marks only a selection of the truth, since One To Zero narrates a plot that simply fascinates in it's timing and reference to the age we live in. The efforts Sylvan took to create this introspective motif over the course of ten tracks, invite to be enjoyed it it's entirety, although every listener will develop his or her favorites obviously. One to Zero is lush and airy at the same time. It is intellectual, yet entertaining. The riffs, the solos, the interplay, and last but not least the lyrical depth, are all the complex culmination of a mere idea that was unfolded and magnified into epic proportions. One to Zero fits well into these times, in which the often dystopian 'Black Mirror' is a mainstream hit series. That is only logical, given the actual reality that that we all live in. One to Zero was conceived in the Farm Studios in Freising/Bavaria and the careful supervision and production of Kalle Wallner and Yogi Lang, who also mixed the album.

 

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Miles Davis/In Stockholm 1960 Complete ....4 CD Set $32.99

Miles Davis/In Stockholm 1960 Complete ....4 CD Set $32.99

Legendary rare live recordings from Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' era with John Coltrane, Sonny Stitt, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, & Jimmy Cobb.

 

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Dr. Lonnie Smith/Breathe ....CD $15.99

Dr. Lonnie Smith/Breathe ....CD $15.99

2021 release. On this night the good doctor took the stage with an expanded line-up featuring Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Johnathan Blake on drums, John Ellis on tenor saxophone, Jason Marshall on baritone saxophone, Sean Jones on trumpet, and Robin Eubanks on trombone with special guest vocalist Alicia Olatuja on "Pilgrimage." Two additional studio tracks open and close the album, presenting the unique collaboration between Doc & Iggy Pop including a sublime cover of Donovan's 1966 hit "Sunshine Superman."

 

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Adam Holzman & Brave New World/The Last Gig ....CD $13.99

Adam Holzman & Brave New World/The Last Gig ....CD $13.99

Adam Holzman & Brave New World's The Last Gig was recorded live on March 12th, 2020 at Nublu 151 in New York City, one day before lockdown started.  Featuring Gene Lake on drums, Freddy Cash Jr. on bass, Ofer Assaf on sax, Jane Getter on guitar and Adam Holzman on keyboards, the album offers high energy jazz-rock for these strange times.   In addition to including songs from Adam's previous release Truth Decay, The Last Gig also includes cool versions of Abandoner by Steven Wilson and Maze by Miles Davis, plus a few other surprises.  The Last Gig was recorded by Onur Gul, mixed by Adam Holzman and mastered by Andy VanDette, with artwork and cover design by Hajo Mueller.

 

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John Mayall/The First Generation 1965-1974 [Limited] ....import 35 CD + Book Box Set $359.99
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John Mayall/The First Generation 1965-1974 [Limited] ....import 35 CD + Book Box Set $419.99

Limited edition of 5000, 35 CD Box set. John Mayall's The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses. The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall's early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more. Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker 'Godfather of the British Blues.' For a short but compelling time in the '60s and '70s he recognized raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall's Blues breakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights. Put together with John Mayall's full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows: 35 discs, including 3 CD singles and 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums. Music from seven unreleased gigs (incuding Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970). 28 previously unreleased BBC tracks featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Hardback book including many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period; individually signed photograph; fan club book of letters and correspondence; 2 replica posters - Ten Years Are Gone and 1968 Tour Poster; replica press pack for John Mayall Plays John Mayall. This box set will be limited to 5, 000 copies worldwide.

 

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Procol Harum/Missing Persons (Alive Forever) ....import CD EP $14.99

Procol Harum/Missing Persons (Alive Forever) ....import CD EP $14.99

Esoteric Antenna label is pleased to announce the release of a new CD EP by the legendary Procol Harum - Missing Persons. Completed during lockdown conditions imposed by the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus, the EP title track is a poignant and emotive song in the finest musical tradition of Procol Harum. War is Not Healthy is also a fine observation of war and it's impact on humanity. With the lyrical subject matter of both songs being particularly apt for the times we live in, this new music from Procol Harum is timely.

 

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Jack Bruce & Friends/Alive in America ....2 CD Set $18.99

Jack Bruce & Friends/Alive in America ....2 CD Set $18.99

First time digitally remastered full concert on two CDs. Live from 1980. Jack performs his Cream classics and solo favorites with David Sancious, Clem Clempson and Billy Cobham. 2 CD set.

Steve Miller Band/Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977 ....CD $15.99

Steve Miller Band/Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977 ....CD $15.99

Steve Miller has dug deep into his archives and found an unreleased, full-length concert recording. The album captures Miller's legendary 1977 lineup at the beginning of the band's turn from playing ballrooms and theatres to arenas and football stadiums. Recorded at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD on multi-track tape and newly mixed and mastered by Miller and Kent Hertz. Includes original liner notes by music journalist David Fricke and is available on CD.

 

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Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol.2 No.3 - Wall of Sound ....2 CD Set $41.99

Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol.2 No.3 - Wall of Sound ....2 CD Set $41.99

Dead chronicler Dennis McNally's liner notes to this Road Trip are a must-read, succinctly expounding upon how Bear's vision of creating a sound system free of distortion morphed into a 641-speaker monster (there's a great picture of it inside the booklet) that required three trucks to transport and five hours to set up, almost bankrupting the band and causing them to retire from the road for almost two years. But it was truly a singular sonic achievement, one that, as McNally puts it, 'allowed the band to go places they'd only dreamed of.' The two shows excerpted on this two CD set, 6/16/74 at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines and 6/18/74 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, beautifully illustrate the point: with a PA this loud, the band could play softer, freeing them to mesh ever more subtly and intricately. The Des Moines 'Eyes of the World' is simply definitive, and the Louisville medley of 'Weather Report Suite'/'Jam'/'The Other One'/'It's a Sin Jam'/'Stella Blue' is one-of-a-kind. This Trip's a treasure'first time ever available at regular music retail!

 

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Blues Brothers/Briefcase Full of Blues ....import CD $15.99

Blues Brothers/Briefcase Full of Blues ....import CD $15.99

'Briefcase Full of Blues' is a glorious live R&B/Soul revue from start to finish recorded live (1978) at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, with Belushi's sweaty growl and Aykroyd's harmonica blurts bolstered by STAX veterans Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn (from Booker T. & The MG's) and guitar slinger Matt "Guitar" Murphy (Howlin' Wolf and Memphis Slim), and members of Saturday Night Live's hot house band. A part of this 11 piece band recorded and/or co-wrote in the famous STAX golden sixties with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Bill Withers and Elvis Presley. Not only does this album sound fresh today, it's a sincere, heartfelt tribute to the blues and soul of the sixties.

 

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Fernando Perdomo, Denny Seiwell & Various Artists/Ram On: 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda Mccartney's Ram ....import CD $20.99

Fernando Perdomo, Denny Seiwell & Various Artists/Ram On: 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda Mccartney's Ram ....import CD $20.99

Ram On is a 50th Anniversary re-imagining of Paul and Linda McCartney's seminal "Ram" album. Featuring three of the album's original musicians joined by a new generation of performers, all of whom share a love of the original record. Co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell, original drummer on "Ram" in 1971. Ram On features 100+ musicians, including original guitarist Dave Spinozza, original trumpet player Marvin Stamm, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Davey Johnstone of Elton John Band, Will Lee, Eric Dover formerly of Jellyfish, Carnie Wilson and many more. Ram On also features two lovingly re-created original 'Ram' session tracks in the Non-Album Single, 'Another Day' and it's B-Side, 'Oh Woman Oh Why.' Ram On will be released 50 years on to the day of the original "Ram" album.

 

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Gary Numan/Intruder ....CD $14.99
Gary Numan/Intruder [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

Gary Numan/Intruder [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

'Intruder' is Numan's 18th solo studio album and follows 2017's 'Savage: Songs from a Broken World,' which became his highest charting set in almost forty years when it debuted at #2 on the Official Albums Chart. Whereas 'Savage' depicted earth as a barren wasteland in which humanity and culture had been largely crushed by the effects of global warming, 'Intruder' presents a fresh but complementary narrative. It's a philosophical examination of a potential future apocalypse: the planet can only survive by purging its inhabitants. 'Intruder' was recorded between sessions at Numan's home studio in Los Angeles and at producer Ade Fenton's studio in Bath. It represents their fifth studio album together after 'Jagged' (2006), 'Dead Sun Rising' (2011), 'Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)' (2013) and 'Savage (Songs from a Broken World)' (2017). The Deluxe Edition comes in a mediabook edition.

 

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Juicy Lucy/Juicy Lucy + Lie Back & Enjoy It + Get a Whiff a This plus bonus tracks ....import 2 CD Set $20.99

Juicy Lucy/Juicy Lucy + Lie Back & Enjoy It + Get a Whiff a This plus bonus tracks ....import 2 CD Set $20.99

Blues rockers Juicy Lucy were formed after the demise of The Misunderstood by Glenn Ross Campbell with Chris Mercer, ex-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. They recruited Keith Ellis (Koobas), Neil Hubbard (The Grease Band), Ray Owen and Pete Dobson. In March 1970, 'Who Do You Love' entered the UK Top 10 singles chart (the first single released on the Vertigo label), shortly followed by the 'Juicy Lucy' album, which made the Top 50 albums chart. 'Lie Back and Enjoy It' came out later in the year (again on Vertigo), this time with ex-Zoot Money vocalist and bassist Paul Williams and with Micky Moody on guitar. 'Get a Whiff' was released by Bronze Records in 1971, but by 1972, with an ever-changing personnel, the group disbanded. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes.

 

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Matt Berry/The Blue Elephant ....CD $14.99

Matt Berry/The Blue Elephant ....CD $14.99

BAFTA award-winning Matt Berry has starred in number of high-profile televison series, including FX's mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. He has released seven solo albums and collaborated with the likes of Bond composer David Arnold, Jean-Michel Jarre and Josh Homme. Recorded during the summer of 2020, Blue Elephant is a psych masterpiece and arguably his best album to date. With the exception of Craig Blundel on drums, every instrument is played by Matt including, guitars, bass and a variety of keyboards and synthesizers. The album explores themes surrounding today's close scrutiny in all it's bewildering, objectifying and unnerving experiences, and is a testament to Matt's exceptional musicianship, production skills and songwriting prowess.

 

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The Residents/Gingerbread Man [pREServed Edition] ....3 CD Set $23.99

The Residents/Gingerbread Man [pREServed Edition] ....3 CD Set $23.99

Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once. Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by the group themselves, this package explores and expands the classic 1994 album - another series of character studies, based on the suitably weird 1875 fairy tale - alongside the contemporary 'Hunters' OST recording, an instrumental suite composed to accompany the 1995 TV show of the same name. Disc Two also includes, in full, the previously unreleased 'Fat Boy' tape, a collection of material compiled by the group in early 1994 and either adapted and incorporated into 'Gingerbread Man' and 'Hunters' or quickly forgotten .... until now. Remastered, expanded, packed with previously unheard music and pREServed for future generations - this is The Residents as we've always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. Look out for forthcoming 'Wormwood' and 'Icky Flix' sets. The Residents will, of course, be resuming their sure-to-be-smash 'Dog Stab' world tour the moment normality is resumed.

 

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Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis/She Walks in Beauty ....CD $16.99

Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis/She Walks in Beauty ....CD $16.99

A unique new album of poetry and music featuring Marianne Faithfull, set to the music of Warren Ellis, and featuring Nick Cave, Brian Eno and Vincent Segal.  Marianne Faithfull releases one of the most distinctive albums of her extraordinary life and career with composer and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis. It was recorded just before and during the first Covid-19 lockdown - during which the singer herself became infected and almost died. Together with musical friends and family, She Walks in Beauty fulfills Faithfull's long-held ambition to record an album of poetry with music.  Delving deep into her past, it's a record that draws on her passion for the English Romantic poets, a passion she fostered at St Joseph's Convent School before leaving for London at the age of 16. There she entered the world of As Tears Go By, of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, setting her on a left-hand path to pop stardom. Sixties iconography and outrage followed, as did her subsequent battles with addiction before her 1979 return to powerful female and artistic autonomy with Broken English.

 

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Steve Roach/As It Is ....CD $15.99

Steve Roach/As It Is ....CD $15.99

As a sonic continuation and response to last year's optimistic Tomorrow, As It Is is a revelatory experience of mystical, captivating electronic music. It travels the soul's pathway of renewal following the dramatic year we've just emerged from. Filled with texture and subtle nuance, this is a spacious album of organic analog electronic music with a breath and heartbeat - a simmering, churning, moving appointment with reality. Within secluded deeply personal spaces, suspended soundworlds place the listener in the center of life's mystery, awe, excitement, pathos, sadness, longing, and power. As It Is takes a bold step deeper into the time - and space - altering realms Steve has pioneered over all these many decades.

 

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Sedibus/The Heavens ....CD $16.99

Sedibus/The Heavens ....CD $16.99

The first release on the newly formed Orbscure Recordings is an astonishing collaboration between the Orb's Alex Patterson and original Orb member Andy Falconer who engineered/co-wrote the ambient sides of the Ultraworld album back in 1991. Thirty years have passed since that seminal release when the two were last in the studio together. An original deep space mission, The Heavens imbues thirty years of experience, skill, and insight. "Organic in feel and clearly referencing our shared roots, The Heavens is an immersive journey of ambient electronica which not only references a source, but the distance travelled from that point of origin to something new." - Andy Falconer (via Magnetic Magazine)

 

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Roedelius & Czjzek/Weites Land ....import CD $18.99

Roedelius & Czjzek/Weites Land ....import CD $18.99

Vienna, the early 1980s -  Krautrock, electronic and ambient pioneer Hans Joachim Roedelius - co-founder Cluster and Harmonia - and saxophone free spirit Alexander Czjzek meet for the first time. Their longstanding collaboration found its climax in the fantastic album Weites Land, which was released in 1987 for the first time, but has been out of print for many decades and became a sought-after rarity. Bureau B is pleased to make this organic jazz masterpiece finally available again!

 

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Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren/Artefact ....CD $17.99

Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren/Artefact ....CD $17.99

Johan Agebjorn and Mikael Ogren have teamed up for a new album based on Arthur C. Clarke's classic sci-fi novel Rendezvous with Rama. The duo take to the subject matter with an appropriately astral sort of Krautrock, built on vintage-sounding synths and sequencers. "Monitoring the Zooids" is one of the major highlights with bold, ascending chord sequences, twinkling arpeggios and a palpitating rhythm that makes you feel like something big is about to happen. It's rich, narrative electronic music in a tradition of science fiction-inspired records, and it holds up to any of the finest stuff from the '70s.

 

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Lol Coxhill/Coxhill '85 ....import CD $23.99

Lol Coxhill/Coxhill '85 ....import CD $23.99

Previously unreleased recording of a classic Lol Coxhill solo gig, which sees Lol playing soprano and sopranino saxophones. This CD has preserved his informal dialogue during the concert - an important element of any Lol performance.  Lol Coxhill was a unique entertainer, and this is a unique performance from a musician whose music truly knew no stylistic boundaries. There was no such thing as a typical Coxhill gig. Anything could happen at any time, and frequently did. Although primarily regarded as a free improvisor, Lol never really fitted in with the improvised music scene. If indeed he drew from this particular musical well, he also drew from many other sources and would introduce these into an improvisation at any point that he felt was appropriate, moving in an instant from fierce abstraction to a remembered melody or song.  The music here was recorded informally, in June 1985, at Gibbs Jazz Club, Cardiff where Lol was booked for two nights. Throughout the concert Lol was perched upon a stool, looking relaxed and ready to play. If some of the audience were not quite sure what to expect, Lol won them over at first with his ability as natural raconteur and then with his music. In the programme Lol also plays some delightful solos on sopranino saxophone, something he did far too infrequently.

Wadada Leo Smith/Trumpet ....3 CD Set $52.99

Wadada Leo Smith/Trumpet ....3 CD Set $52.99

Trumpet is a unique three-CD boxed set of solo trumpet music recorded over one week in the beautiful natural acoustics of St. Mary's Church, the medieval stone church in the Town of Pohja on the Southern Coast of Finland. All compositions are by Wadada Leo Smith. Trumpet represents a culmination of Smith's recorded solo trumpet work that has comprised a total of six albums before Trumpet, starting with his very first album as a leader, Creative Music - 1: Six Solo Improvisations, in 1971 and ending with his dedication to Thelonious Monk, Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk, in 2015.

Ikue Mori, Brian Marsella and Sae Hashimoto/Archipelago X ....CD $15.99

Ikue Mori, Brian Marsella and Sae Hashimoto/Archipelago X ....CD $15.99

From John Zorn's Tzadik Records, Laptop wizard Ikue Mori, master keyboardist Brian Marsella and classical percussion virtuoso Sae Hashimoto are Archipelago X, a dynamic new trio born during the 2020 pandemic. Recording at their home studios and exchanging tracks back and forth for months, the music is detailed, evocative and dramatically mysterious, blending electronica, classical, ambient, film soundtrack, pop and jazz into a remarkably original aggregate. Inspiring and engaging music by this fabulous trio of downtown musical masters spanning three generations! Turning Back * Warped Passage * Satellites are Spinning * Challenger Deep * Wicked *Lapis Lazuli * Pale Blue Dot * Through the Mist.

 

Japanese Paper Sleeve Releases

King Crimson/In the Court of the Crimson King [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/In the Wake of Poseidon [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Islands [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Larks' Tongues in Aspic [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Lizard [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Red [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Starless and Bible Black [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99

Japanese pressing packaged in a paper sleeve. Features MQA-CD format (regular CD format x MQA technology). 2012 stereo mix. JVC. 2021.

 

 

Japanese Reissues

Aphrodite's Child/End Of The World + Rain & Tears [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll/Streetnoise [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Beggars Opera/Act One [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Richard Betts/Highway Call [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Blue Cheer/Vincebus Eruptum [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Arthur Brown/The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/In The Beginning [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/Live Stock [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/Second Album [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/That's What I'm Here For [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
John Cale/Fear [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Clear Blue Sky/Clear Blue Sky [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Cluster/Cluster 2 [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Sandy Denny/The North Star Grassman and the Ravens [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Sandy Denny/Sandy [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Eggs Over Easy/Good 'N' Cheap [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Embryo/Steig Aus [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The End/Introspection [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Fairport Convention/Full House [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Fairport Convention/What We Did On Our Holidays [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Peter Frampton/Frampton [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Giles Giles & Fripp/The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Gracious/Gracious [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Grand Funk Railroad/Live: The 1971 Tour [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Ibis/Ibis [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Ibis/Sun Supreme [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
James Gang/Rides Again [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
James Gang/Thirds [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
James Gang/Yer' Album [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Jerusalem/Jerusalem [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Le Orme/Collage [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Le Orme/Contrappunti [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Lindisfarne/Fog On The Tyne [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Lindisfarne/Nicely Out Of Tune [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nils Lofgren/Nils Lofgren [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Magna Carta/Seasons [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
John & Beverly Martyn/The Road to Ruin [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
John & Beverly Martyn/Stormbringer! [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Ian Matthews/If You Saw Thro' My Eyes [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nico/Chelsea Girl [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Nirvana (UK)/The Story Of Simon Simopath [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nirvana (UK)/To Markos 3 [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Robert Palmer/Pressure Drop [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Robert Palmer/Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Pink Fairies/Kings of Oblivion [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Pink Fairies/Neverneverland [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Pink Fairies/What A Bunch Of Sweeties [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Emitt Rhodes/The American Dream [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Emitt Rhodes/Emitt Rhodes [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Soft Machine/The Soft Machine(Remastered And Expanded) [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Stealers Wheels/Stealers Wheel [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Richard Thompson/Henry The Human Fly [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Richard & Linda Thompson/Pour Down Like Silver [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
The Tubes/The Tubes [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Vinegar Joe/Vinegar Joe [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Walker Brothers/Take It Easy with the Walker Brothers [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Joe Walsh/Barnstorm [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Joe Walsh/The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Joe Walsh/So What [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
White Noise/An Electric Storm [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
The World of Oz/The World of Oz [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99


More Recent Releases

 

Don Airey & Friends/Live in Hamburg ....2 CD Set $17.99

Don Airey & Friends/Live in Hamburg ....2 CD Set $17.99

Don Airey is the keyboard player of Deep Purple. With the iconic British band, he succeeded in doing what would have been impossible for any other keyboard player, substituting the legendary founding member Jon Lord, accidentally one of his idols. Don's career has been incredible. His contribution has marked the history of hard rock. From his works with Ozzy Osbourne on the first albums, through Michael Schenker Group, three great album with Rainbow (together with Roger Glover and of course Ritchie Blackmore), until playing on many albums from Gary Moore, including the hit "Still Got the Blues" for which Airey wrote and arranged all the orchestral parts. This concert has been recorded in Hamburg, during the club tour of his solo album "One of a Kind," the first released on earMUSIC. The show is a selection of Don's favourite songs from his unique career. A "Hard Rock songbook," played live in a superb way by a band including Carl Sentance (the current singer from Nazareth) and the guitar rising star Simon McBride.

The Allman Brothers Band/Live at Great Woods ....DVD $13.99

The Allman Brothers Band/Live at Great Woods ....DVD $13.99

The Allman Brothers Band is set to reissue their 1991 concert film, Live at Great Woods to mark the 52nd anniversary of the band's formation in 1969. The Allman Brothers Band recently regained the rights to the concert film, which was originally filmed at the Great Woods Amphitheater in Mansfield, MA on September 6th, 1991 for a Japanese television special. The film was first released on DVD in February 2014 via Legacy Recordings. The Allman Brothers Band's September 1991 performance came just a few months after the band released their 10th studio album, Shades of Two Worlds. The lineup that night featured co-founding members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, and Butch Trucks, alongside newer members Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, and Marc Quinones.

Jon Anderson/Animation [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $20.99

Jon Anderson/Animation [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $20.99

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1982 solo album by Jon Anderson, Animation. The album was recorded throughout 1981 during Jon's first hiatus from Yes, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his acclaimed albums Olias of Sunhillow and Song of Seven. Working with co-producer Neil Kernon and a host of talented musicians such as David Scancious, Clem Clempson, Simon Phillips, Stefano Cerri, Chris Rainbow, Jack Bruce and Dave Lawson, Anderson created an album that absorbed the latest electronic instrument technology whilst retaining an ambitious and progressive edge. Animation was a UK top fifty hit upon it's release by Polydor Records in June 1982 and spawned two UK singles, of which the non-album track 'Spider' acted, strangely, as a B-side to both releases. Animation has since become a favourite album among aficionados of Jon Anderson's work. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Polydor Records master tapes and is expanded to include the single B-side track 'Spider' and also a demo from the early 1980s of the lengthy piece 'The Spell.' This reissue restores the original album artwork in a digipack and the booklet features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.

The Aristocrats/Freeze! Live in Europe 2020 ....CD $15.99

The Aristocrats/Freeze! Live in Europe 2020 ....CD $15.99

The rowdy instrumental rock/fusion power trio The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan/gtr, Bryan Beller/bs, Marco Minnemann/dr) loudly and proudly showcase their renowned electric onstage chemistry on "Freeze! Live in Europe 2020," featuring debut live-recorded cuts from their latest album "You Know What...?" captured across Spain in February 2020 just weeks before live music went on extended hiatus. Over the past ten years The Aristocrats - guitarist Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS, Hans Zimmer), bassist Bryan Beller(Joe Satriani, Mike Keneally's Beer for Dolphins, Dethklok), and drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett) - have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet.

Martin Barre/50 Years of Jethro Tull ....2 CD Set $16.99

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!"

The Lyrics of Syd Barrett ....Hardcover Book $22.99

The Lyrics of Syd Barrett ....Hardcover Book $22.99

Despite just a three-year tenure with the band, co-founder Syd Barrett's influence on Pink Floyd was profound and long-lasting. If his guitar gave the early Pink Floyd a distinctive hallucinatory sound, his often obscure and surreal lyrics were perhaps even more intoxicating.  The complete lyrics of Syd Barrett - 52 songs written for Pink Floyd and during his subsequent solo career - are presented together for the first time, along with rare photos and artwork, to form this beautifully illustrated book.   Compiled in collaboration with the Syd Barrett estate, and featuring a foreword from former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner and a comprehensive introduction by biographer Rob Chapman, The Lyrics of Syd Barrett delves deep into one of rock'n'roll's most imaginative and searing minds.

The Bears/Live at the Club Cafe ....DVD NTSC region 0 $24.99

The Bears/Live at the Club Cafe ....DVD NTSC region 0

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.

Bell Orchestre/House Music ....CD $15.99

Bell Orchestre/House Music ....CD $15.99

Erased Tapes announce Bell Orchestre's 'House Music,' an immersive ecosystem of an album and the first full-length work released by the acclaimed Montreal-based outfit in over a decade. House Music unfolds as one long piece, a recorded-then-sculpted improvisation that vastly expands their work, coalescing classical and electronic instrumentation in the creation of genre-defying musical worlds.

Blackmore's Night/Nature's Light ....CD $14.99
Blackmore's Night/Nature's Light [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $19.99

Blackmore's Night/Nature's Light [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $19.99

"Our music is an escape from the stress and pressure of modern times. Journey back through time with us, to a simpler, magical time where music enters your heart and soul," say Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore.  The ten new tracks make for a remarkable new record - one that could only have been written by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night. Once again, the duo is able to mix the tradition of British Folk music and love for the Renaissance sound with their style, inspired by myths and legends of ancient times. Escapism reaching towards an ideal beauty found in different time, as understood perfectly by the audience that renews its love for Blackmore´s Night since its formation.   While the album is rooted in a traditional approach, fans of Ritchie Blackmore's unique style will once again not be disappointed. Heartfelt ballads such as a brand-new version of 'Wish You Were Here' set the scene for magical tales on 'Four Winds' and 'The Twisted Oak.' For the two instrumental tracks - 'Darker Shade Of Black' and 'Der letzte Musketier' - Ritchie shows that his unmistakable Fender Stratocaster guitar sound is still magic as it always was! The Deluxe Edition is a 2 CD media book with a second CD of nine Blackmore's Night classics.

The Edgar Broughton Band/The Edgar Broughton Band ....import CD $15.99

The Edgar Broughton Band/The Edgar Broughton Band ....import CD $15.99

The Edgar Broughton Band, founded in 1968 in Warwick, England, was one of those unique late '60s/early '70s bands having their own fanbase and a psychedelic blues-rock sound with occult tendencies. Their self-titled 1971 third album is an eclectic album that changes pace from song to song and is also known as 'The Meat Album' containing guest appearances by Roy Harper, David Bedford and Mike Oldfield. They were the people's band, working man's rock and roll, who let their politics show clearly in their lyrics. Their heavily blues-rock influenced sound was hard-driven and propelled by Edgar Broughton's gritty vocal style, similar to those of Captain Beefheart and Howlin' Wolf.

Cactus/Tightrope ....CD $14.99

Cactus/Tightrope ....CD $14.99

'70s classic rock legends return with a smashing new album that balances powerful, driving rockers with more complex and heady album tracks!  The band is still led by iconic drummer Carmine Appice alongside founding vocalist Jimmy Kunes with special guest appearances from original guitarist Jim McCarty and bassist Pete Bremy! Features a killer cover of "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" with co-lead vocals by current Cactus guitarist Paul Warren who made his recording debut on The Temptation's 1972 smash hit version of the song.

Billy Cobham/A Funky Thide of Sings ....import CD $15.99

Billy Cobham/A Funky Thide of Sings ....import CD $15.99

"A Funky Thide of Sings" is all about the funk! Space rock drumming to be precise. The album opener "Panhandler" begins with an eerie type of ambience that reminds of hiding under a rock until this unexplainable ominous danger above clears. This song keeps a tight melody flowing and even when an extraordinary jazzy guitar solo comes in, the song remains high-octane and awesome. Keith Jarrett's "Sorcery" displays the Cobham funk sound at it's best. "Moody Modes" lives up to it's name! 'A Funky Thide Of Sings' is an album with Cobham's thunderous drumrolls and triple kick bass drums, with his signature sound. To hear them is to realize you'll always recognize, and appreciate what a great drummer sounds like.

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

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

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

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

Crosby Stills Nash & Young/Deja Vu - 50th Anniversary [Deluxe Edition] ....Vinyl LP + 4 CD Box Set $99.99

Crosby Stills Nash & Young/Deja Vu - 50th Anniversary [Deluxe Edition] ....Vinyl LP + 4 CD Box Set $99.99

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's immensely popular second album, Deja vu, celebrates its milestone 50 year anniversary this year. The groundbreaking album - which went on to be certified 7x platinum in the US, Platinum in France, and Gold in Germany, Switzerland and the UK - features tracks: "Teach Your Children," "Woodstock," "Our House," and "Helpless."  This Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 1 LP/4 CD boxed set comes in premium packaging. The classic album has been newly remastered, and will appear on both CD and LP in the package. It features three discs of outtakes, demos and alternates from the original recording sessions, largely previously unissued (with the exception of a few rare tracks which were released on the 1991 CSN Box). Includes new liner notes from Academy Award winning director (producer, screenwriter, journalist and author) Cameron Crowe.

DarWin/DarWin 3 Unplugged ....CD $16.99

DarWin/DarWin 3 Unplugged ....CD $16.99

Follow up album to the acclaimed prog rock opus 'Origin of Species' and 2nd album "A Frozen War." "Darwin 3 : Unplugged" is a collection of orchestral and stripped back versions of tracks from the first two albums. Highlights range from the sweeping instrumental 'Escape the Maze' and epic "Nightmare of my Dreams' recorded at Abbey Road Studios, to a poignant almost acapella version of 'Another Year.' Produced by Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Jeff Beck), and reintroducing a stellar cast of musicians including Billy Sheehan, Matt Bissonette,(Elton John, David Lee Roth) and Greg Howe (guitar).

Dwiki Dharmawan/Hari Ketiga ....2 CD Set $24.99

Dwiki Dharmawan/Hari Ketiga ....2 CD Set $24.99

The foundation of this massive work is a series of improvisations at La Casa Murada on May 17, 2017 involving Dharmawan (piano, electric piano, synthesizer, harmonium), Boris Salvoldelli (vocals and effects), Markus Reuter (Touch Guitar and electronics), and Asaf Sirkis (drums). These improvisations, some of which were quite lengthy, were then edited into backing tracks (in a manner somewhat like what Teo Macero used on Bitches Brew and other Miles Davis albums) by Pavkovic, and then Salvoldelli added more layers of vocals in collaboration with writer Alessandro Ducoli, who helped develop a cosmic storyline involving the destiny of the planet Earth and all its inhabitants. Dharmawan contributed some field recordings from Indonesia for another layer of sound. The result is a double CD set two and a half hours in length full of music that has been astonishing listeners since parts of it started sneaking out a couple of months ago. This is a stunning example of what can happen when musicians are encouraged to reach beyond their comfort zones, to do things they might never have tried in more structured situations.

Mick Fleetwood & Friends/Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac ....2 CD Set $19.99
Mick Fleetwood & Friends/Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $24.99
Mick Fleetwood & Friends/Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac [Deluxe Edition] ....4 Vinyl LP + 2 CD + Blu-Ray + Book Box Set $149.99

Mick Fleetwood & Friends/Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $24.99

Legendary drummer, Mick Fleetwood enlisted an all-star cast for a one-of-a-kind concert honouring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder, Peter Green which was held on 25th February 2020 at the London, Palladium. The bill included Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Pete Townshend, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, Steven Tyler, Bill Wyman, Noel Gallagher, Pete Townshend, Neil Finn, Kirk Hammett and Jeremy Spencer. Legendary producer Glyn Johns joined as the executive sound producer and the house band featured Fleetwood himself along with Andy Fairweather Low, Dave Bronze, Rick Vito, Jonny Lang and Ricky Peterson. Fleetwood, who curated the list of artists performing, said: "The concert is a celebration of those early blues days where we all began, and it's important to recognize the profound impact Peter and the early Fleetwood Mac had on the world of music. Peter was my greatest mentor and it gives me such joy to pay tribute to his incredible talent. I am honoured to be sharing the stage with some of the many artists Peter has inspired over the years and who share my great respect for this remarkable musician. 'Then Play On'..."  The show will be released as a 20 page mediabook featuring Blu-Ray and 2CD, and also a deluxe 44 page hardbound book pack featuring sleevenotes by Mick Fleetwood biographer Anthony Bozza, stunning photos from the event and behind the scenes, 4LP Gatefold vinyl, 2CD and Blu-Ray.

Peter Frampton/Frampton Forgets the Words ....CD $15.99

Peter Frampton/Frampton Forgets the Words ....CD $15.99

On the heels of his recently released New York Times best selling memoir, the rock n' roll legend and Grammy winning artist Peter Frampton turns his focus back to music with his new studio album Frampton Forgets the Words. With his 1954 Les Paul Phoenix, Frampton brings virtuosic guitar playing to 10 instrumental tributes to his favorite songs including "Isn't It a Pity" by George Harrison, "Avalon" by Roxy Music, "Reckoner" by Radiohead, "Loving the Alien" by David Bowie, and more.

Gentle Giant/Ohio Runaway [Cleveland Broadcast 1975] ....import CD $33.99

Gentle Giant/Ohio Runaway [Cleveland Broadcast 1975] ....import CD $33.99

Superb 1975 broadcast recording from Gentle Giant's heyday! Shortly before the release of Free Hand the group toured the US, and on 27th January 1975 they performed at Cleveland's legendary Agora Ballroom, where they gave what is often referred to as the finest show Gentle Giant ever played. Recorded for live FM broadcast in the local area, this superb show is now available for all fans to hear via this new CD, containing as it does the full concert recorded over 45 years ago. Tracklist: 1. Cogs In Cogs 3:09 2. Proclamation 5:03 3. Funny Ways 8:50 4. The Runaway/Experience 9:52 5. Excerpts From Octopus 13:28 6. So Sincere 14:43 7. Introduction 0:57 8. Cogs in Cogs 4:02 9. The Runaway/Experience 10:07

Jane Getter Premonition/Anomalia ....import CD $20.99

Jane Getter Premonition/Anomalia ....import CD $20.99

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the superb new studio album by Jane Getter Premonition, Anomalia. Jane's band has carved out a niche at the intersection of jazz, rock, metal, and singer-songwriter styles with her masterful playing and complex and dynamic compositions and has dazzled audiences internationally on stage. Citing musical influences such as Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth, and Wes Montgomery Jane has played with many luminaries in the worlds of jazz and rock and formed her band Jane Getter Premonition to present her sophisticated compositions on record and on stage.

Global Village Trucking Company/Smiling Revolution: Remastered Anthology ....import 2 CD Set $23.99

Global Village Trucking Company/Smiling Revolution: Remastered Anthology ....import 2 CD Set $23.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 2 disc anthology by Global Village Trucking Company, "Smiling Revolution." Between March 1972 and their final performance at The Nottingham Boat Club in August 1975, the Global Village Trucking Company played 390 gigs. In that time, they gained many friends, fans and admirers. A Global Village gig was always a special occasion, full of unexpected moments and often passages of true inspiration. They were constantly pushing and stretching the boundaries, with a huge appetite for improvisation that often took them to giddy musical heights. It was for good reason that they were frequently referred to as Britain's answer to the Grateful Dead. And amongst this there was also a lot of damn fine playing, a repertoire of outstanding songs, a charismatic frontman, and an ability to take the audience with them to wherever they chose to go that night. They never lost sight of giving people a good time, and very few people left a show without a smile on their face. In that three and a half year period the key line up of the band was singer, chief songwriter and rhythm guitarist Jon Owen, James Lascelles on keyboards, drummer Simon Stewart, Michael Medora on lead guitar, and John McKenzie on bass. Aside from being stalwarts of the UK gig circuit and festival scene, Global Village Trucking Company recorded a series of sessions for the legendary DJ John Peel. Their communal life at Beehive Cottage in the Norfolk countryside attracted the interest of the BBC, who made a documentary on the band, By Way of a Change. The group made their first appearance on record in January 1974 on the album Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwall's Dance Hall, a live double album at an event staged by the alternative music and events promoters which also featured Henry Cow, Camel and Gong. Following this Global Village Trucking Company recorded their only album at Rockfield Studios intended for release on a new label to be established by Dave Robinson (later founder of Stiff Records). The proposed record company failed to materialize and by the summer of 1975 the band had called it a day and an arrangement was made with Virgin Records to release the album posthumously on Virgin's Caroline label. Forty years on, Smiling Revolution has been compiled by the band and gathers together the band's legendary album as originally intended, their tracks from the Greasy Truckers release, John Peel session tracks and other previously unreleased delights, all superbly remastered by acclaimed producer Robin Millar. It also features lavishly illustrated booklets and an absorbing essay detailing the story of this unique group. The band's star shone briefly, but it shone bright. They touched the lives of many. Those who enjoyed them back then will relish the opportunity to relive that now. And for those discovering the music for the first time - welcome to the world of the Global Village Trucking Company!

Guru Guru/UFO ....CD $14.99

Guru Guru/UFO ....CD $14.99

Guru Guru is a German krautrock band formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums), Uli Trepte (bass) and Eddy Naegeli (guitar), later replaced by American Jim Kennedy. After Kennedy collapsed on stage due to a serious illness, Ax Genrich replaced him to complete the classic Guru Guru line up, in time for their debut album in 1970. Special deluxe reissue of the landmark 1970 debut album from krautrock pioneers, Guru Guru! Includes newly remastered audio and meticulously reproduced album artwork!

 

 

Steve Hackett/Under a Mediterranean Sky ....CD $16.99

Steve Hackett/Under a Mediterranean Sky ....CD $16.99

Iconic guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new acoustic album Under a Mediterranean Sky via InsideOut Music. Under a Mediterranean Sky is Steve Hackett's first acoustic solo album since Tribute in 2008 and takes inspiration from Steve's extensive travels around the Mediterranean with his wife Jo.  Working closely with long-time musical partner Roger King, Hackett has used his time during 2020's lockdown to take us on an extraordinary musical journey around the Mediterranean, painting vivid images of stunning landscapes and celebrating the diverse cultures of the region. Famed for his rock roots with Genesis, and through his extensive solo catalogue, Hackett demonstrates the exquisite beauty of the nylon guitar at times venturing into the exotic ethnic and often supported by dazzling orchestral arrangements.  "A lot of acoustic ideas had been forming over the years, and it felt like the perfect time to create this album," notes Hackett, "a time to contemplate the places we've visited around the Mediterranean with the kind of music which evolved from the world of imagination.  Because we can't really travel substantially at the moment, I hope that the album will take people on that journey. Whether you sit down and listen to it or drift off to it with a glass of wine..."

Ollie Halsall/Lovers Leaping ....CD $11.99

Ollie Halsall/Lovers Leaping ....CD $11.99

Welcome remaster and repackage of British guitarist Ollie Halsall's collection of one man band demos recorded in 1979. It's important to note this is not a 'guitar album' but it is more about Ollie the singer/songwriter, with results that are deeply revealing. These are 3-minute pop masterpieces which owe far more to Lennon & McCartney than to John Cale or Kevin Ayers and the rest of Ollie's more indulgent associations. The original demos fall in such a perfect sequence it is hard to imagine them not being intended as a complete album, which is how they remain presented here. Completing the package is Ollie's self-portrait on the cover. Limited pressing. 8 page booklet with essay by Barry Monks and rare, unseen photographs.

Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen '97 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen '97 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Deluxe CD + DVD set. Along with Holdsworth, this amazing performance features Allan playing with his Trio, featuring the late Dave Carpenter on bass and Gary Novak on drums. This is the fourth release in Manifesto's series of Allan Holdsworth concerts on CD & DVD this time from the 1997 Leverkusen Jazz Festival.

Also available in the Holdsworth CD/DVD series

Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Allan Holdsworth/Warsaw Summer Jazz Days '98 ....CD + DVD $17.99
Allan Holdsworth & I.O.U./Live In Japan 1984 [Limited Edition] ....CD + DVD $16.99

Jean-Michel Jarre/Amazonia ....import CD $24.99

Jean-Michel Jarre/Amazonia ....import CD $24.99

Jean-Michel Jarre has composed and recorded a 52 minute musical score for 'Amazonia,' a new project by award winning photographer and filmmaker Sebastiao Salgado, for the Philharmonic Paris. The exhibition launches on April 7th and will later travel to South America, Roma and London.  'Amazonia' is an immersive exhibition focussing on the Brazilian Amazon, featuring more than 200 photographs and other media by Salgado. He travelled the region for six years, capturing the forest, the rivers, the mountains and the people who live there, and most of the work will be seen publicly for the first time. At the heart of the exhibit is an invitation to see, hear and think about the future of biodiversity and the place of humans in the living world.  JMJs accompanying sound-creation is a symphonic world which will engulf visitors to the exhibit in the sounds of the forest. Using a blend of electronic and orchestral instruments with other real-life natural sounds, the score has also been recorded in binaural audio, for a truly immersive experience.  "I wanted to avoid the ethnomusicological approach, or creating background music. So I conceived a sort of toolbox containing musical elements - orchestral and electronic - intended to recreate or evoke the timbre of natural sounds, to which I added sounds from the environment, and finally ethnic sources (voices, songs, and instruments) from the sound archives of the Ethnography Museum of Geneva (MEG). I approached the Amazon with respect, in a poetic and impressionistic way. I chose the vocal and sound elements in their evocative dimension, rather than trying to be faithful to a particular ethnic group. It seemed interesting to me to fantasize the forest. It carries with it a powerful imagination; for both Westerners and Amerindians. This music also evokes a form of nomadism, as if sounds appear and disappear during a migration. It was necessary to go back to the principles of orchestration of the sounds of nature, to work from sounds which follow one another randomly, but which can compose a harmony or a dissonance. And as in any symphony, the work has moments of clarity or tension."   The CD & VINYL come with an access code to download the Binaural Sound and 5.1. Sound.

Jethro Tull/A (A La Mode) [The 40th Anniversary Edition] ....3 CD + 3 DVD Box Set $48.99

Jethro Tull/A (A La Mode) [The 40th Anniversary Edition] ....3 CD + 3 DVD Box Set $48.99

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of Jethro Tull's most radical musical departures, a 3CD/3DVD casebound book deluxe edition of A.  The album introduced a new sound and a new line-up, including Dave Pegg and Eddie Jobson (who features prominently on keyboards and violin).  Contents:  The original album and associated recordings remixed in DTS and Dolby AC 3, 5.1 Surround, and stereo 96/24 LPCM by Steven Wilson; a full concert from the LA Sports Arena recorded in August 1980 mixed by Steven Wilson in DTS and Dolby AC 3, 5.1 Surround, and stereo 96/24 LPCM; a flat transfer of the original 1980 master at 96/24 LPCM stereo; five unreleased tracks from the recording sessions (including the unreleased track Coruisk); a DVD of the Slipstream video remixed by Steven Wilson in DTS and Dolby AC 3, 5.1 Surround, and stereo 96/24 LPCM; a book filled with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, rare photographs and more.

Daniel Lanois/Heavy Sun ....CD $13.99

Daniel Lanois/Heavy Sun ....CD $13.99

Heavy Sun, the soulful, debut from Lanois and his invigorating new all-star band. Recorded in Los Angeles and Toronto, the album fuses classic gospel and modern electronics, mixing gritty, human textures with crisp, digital accents and lush, swirling atmospherics to create a sound that's at once warmly familiar and boldly unexpected. The arrangements here are spacious and dreamy, anchored by rich, righteous organ topped with airy falsetto and mesmerizing four-part harmony, and the writing is buoyant and soulful to match, tapping into the shared uncertainty of the human condition to offer hope, comfort, and connection at a time when all three run in desperately short supply.

Liquid Tension Experiment/LTE3 ....2 CD Set $19.99
Liquid Tension Experiment/LTE3 [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $39.99
Liquid Tension Experiment/LTE3 [Super Deluxe Edition] ....3 LP + 2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $95.99

Liquid Tension Experiment/LTE3 [Super Deluxe Edition] ....3 LP + 2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $95.99

After 22 years, LTE3 marks the welcome return of Liquid Tension Experiment, the supergroup comprising Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess and Tony Levin.   Jordan Rudess says, "It felt like a continuation, like we stopped recording LTE2 and walked in a week later we're doing LTE3. I know it's amazing to say, but time has passed in a moment, the blink of an eye, the chemistry is the chemistry, and it didn't change." Petrucci comments, "It's relentless. When you press play, it steamrolls you."  Available in a variety of formats, including 2 CD in digipak, a limited 2 CD/Blu-Ray Artbook edition, and a deluxe opaque hot pink 3LP/2CD/Blu-Ray boxset.

Manfred Mann/The 60s ....12 CD Box Set $85.99

Manfred Mann/The 60s ....12 CD Box Set $85.99

A CD box set set of all the Manfred Mann albums recorded through the '60s, together with the seven EPs on one CD, and a sampler of Radio Days Volumes 1 and 2 (featuring various BBC recordings). The set charts the history of the band, with Paul Jones on vocals from 1963 to 1966 and then with Mike d'Abo. These albums contain all the band's hits including the three UK Number Ones: Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Pretty Flamingo and Mighty Quinn. The booklet contains extensive sleeve notes and rarely seen photographs. The album is being released under the "Artist Approved" banner, signifying that this release is issued with the full approval of the featured artists.

Manfred Mann's Earth Band/The DVD Collection ....5 DVD Set $37.99

Manfred Mann's Earth Band/The DVD Collection ....5 DVD Set $37.99

A fantastic five DVD set from Manfred Mann's Earth Band is an essential addition to any MMEB fan's collection. Angel Station in Moscow is a live concert from 2000. Unearthed is a 'Best Of' compilation featuring promo clips and videos from 1973 to 2005. Live in Budapest was shot in 1983 in Hungary. The album Watch was first released in 1978 and Watch the DVD includes promo footage and animations of the tracks on the album as well as a 2008 interview with Manfred Mann. Then & Now is another live DVD, featuring two concerts from 1972 and 2005. This set is being released under the "Artist Approved" banner, signifying that this release is issued with the full approval of the featured artists.

Missing Persons/Spring Session M [2021 Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....CD $15.99

Missing Persons/Spring Session M [2021 Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....CD $15.99

Formed in 1980 by the core trio of Dale and Terry Bozzio along with Warren Cuccurullo (all Frank Zappa alumni), Missing Persons perfectly fit into the New Wave movement. With her quirky singing style and colorful homemade attire, Dale Bozzio created a unique image that was both ear and eye candy. Husband Terry brought powerhouse drumming to their sound that added immediate credibility. Future Duran Duran guitarist Warren brought a rocking guitar sound that could either provide a melodic accompaniment or blistering solo, all with a distinctive sound that was very much his own. Released in late 1982, the full length debut album Spring Session M (an anagram for the band's name) became an instant hit, eventually achieving Gold status. Now including additional members Patrick O'Hearn (another Zappa alumnus) and Chuck Wild on bass and keyboards, the music videos for the hit singles Words and Destination Unknown were put into heavy rotation on MTV. Two additional chart singles, Windows and Walking in L.A., were also released. Rubellan Remasters is proud to reissue the full catalog of the original Missing Persons. Dynamically remastered from original master tapes from the Universal Music tape archive, Spring Session M not only includes the original 12 album tracks, but has been expanded to include the additional songs from the debut EP, including one of their signature tunes Mental Hopscotch.

Pierre Moerlen's Gong/Downwind ....import CD $21.99

Pierre Moerlen's Gong/Downwind ....import CD $21.99

Eagerly awaited re-press - digitally remastered edition of this acclaimed album by Pierre Moerlen's Gong. By the late 1970s, percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from psychedelic space rock and took the band into a jazz rock direction, one in which the band excelled. After recording several albums with Virgin, with the band now featured Hansford Rowe on bass, Ross Record on guitar, Benoit Moerlen on vibes and Francois Causse on percussion. Moerlen signed with Arista Records in 1978 and recorded this excellent album partially in Mike Oldfield's studio. Oldfield guested on the superb lengthy title track with fellow guest Steve Winwood, whilst Mick Taylor appeared on the track 'What You Know.' This edition has been remastered from the original analogue master tapes and fully restores the original album artwork.

Gary Moore/How Blue Can You Get [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

Gary Moore/How Blue Can You Get [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

Mascot Label Group/Provogue will release "How Blue Can You Get," a collection of previously unreleased songs from Gary's substantial body of outstanding work in his back catalogue. The album contains 4 originals, and 4 songs previously recorded and made famous by classic bluesmen like Elmore James, Sonny Thompson, Memphis Slim and BB King. It's our hope that current and future generations of music fans discover and re-discover Gary Moore, revelling in the artistry of not just a great guitarist, but a supremely talented musician. Back to the future with Gary Moore.

Patto/And That's Jazz (Live 1971-1973) ....import CD + DVD $19.99

Patto/And That's Jazz (Live 1971-1973) ....import CD + DVD $19.99

Audio and video collection of UK progressive eccentrics Patto at the height of their powers on stage in the form of a previously unreleased recording of the band rocking and looning at the Torrington in London at the start of 1973, plus their surviving TV appearances. The Patto's virtuosity and eclecticism are in full swing as they perform an inspired set which includes most of their (then current) third album, Roll 'Em Smoke 'Em, to an enthusiastic but intimate crowd. Includes a never released Halsall composition "I'm Baroque" about their foreshortened tour of Australia supporting Joe Cocker. The previously unreleased footage includes the 'Pop Deux' broadcast from French TV and the full session for German TV's 'Beat Club' with blistering performances of "San Antone" and "The Man" - a song featured in the film Observe and Report. For a band whose legacy only continues to grow, historical recordings such as these are valuable treasures that surpasses any sonic limitations.

Pinder Brothers/Melancholy Sea ....CD $15.99

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.

Pineapple Thief/Soord Sessions Volumes 1 - 4 ....import 4 CD + Book Box Set $79.99

Pineapple Thief/Soord Sessions Volumes 1 - 4 ....import 4 CD + Book Box Set $79.99

A deluxe 4 CD set containing the complete sessions from Bruce Soord's acoustic live performances streamed during the UK lockdown. Presented in a 48-page hardback book, which features an extended forward and notes on each session by Bruce plus previously unseen photos from the attic studio and images from the live streams along with technical and personal information on the equipment used. Bruce had never streamed a live show before and most of the songs had never been performed solo before (some had never been performed at all). "I played my first show, diving headfirst into the unknown and I soon learned how many people had enjoyed it and that resulted in another three sessions over the following weeks, playing songs from the 20 years I had been writing with The Pineapple Thief and more recently my solo work. " Over the last half-decade, The Pineapple Thief, led by Bruce Soord and bolstered by the involvement of master drummer Gavin Harrison, has rapidly ascended to the upper echelons of Europe's alternative rock scene. September 2020 saw the release of the band's universally acclaimed 'Versions of the Truth.' The album was due to be followed, almost immediately, by an extensive tour, which due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation was postponed. Bruce Soord, not wanting to disappoint fans, announced a solo acoustic live streamed performance of songs taken from The Pineapple Thief's extensive catalogue. Due to the success of the initial performance, one session turned into four across the summer. Bruce Soord explains, "Back in the spring of 2020 I decided to perform a live acoustic show from my attic studio. I figured I could set up something with a bit more production than just a face peering down a mobile phone. I created a little haven of guitars, pedals, loopers, microphones and webcams and mixed them all together ready to send out to the world. " This four CD set also features three bonus tracks 'A Loneliness,' 'Barely Breathing' alongside an additional performance of 'White Mist' taken from a 'best of 'session that streamed in December.

Pink Floyd/Live at Knebworth 1990 ....CD $17.99

Pink Floyd/Live at Knebworth 1990 ....CD $17.99

A breakout from The Later Years box set, Pink Floyd's Live at Knebworth 1990 captures the band performing classics including Comfortably Numb, The Great Gig in the Sky, and Wish You Were Here. Alongside David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, the line-up features Clare Torry, plus guests Candy Dulfer and keyboard player and composer Michael Kamen. David Gilmour and Andy Jackson have remixed the audio and the album features artwork shot by Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis.

Porcupine Tree/Octane Twisted ....2 CD + DVD Set $17.99

Porcupine Tree/Octane Twisted ....2 CD + DVD Set $17.99

Octane Twisted features Porcupine Tree's The Incident album performed in its entirety in Chicago. The second disc contains highlights from the band's landmark show at the Royal Albert Hall. "Octane Twisted really captures the atmosphere and energy of a Porcupine Tree live concert experience. Recorded at a time when the band had the set well 'played in,' you can hear the interaction between the band members as well as the audience as they navigate their way through The Incident and many other older songs too." - Gavin Harrison

Rare Bird/Beautiful Scarlet: Recordings 1969-1975 ....import 6 CD Set $59.99

Rare Bird/Beautiful Scarlet: Recordings 1969-1975 ....import 6 CD Set $59.99

Digitally remastered six CD set featuring all of the albums and singles released by legendary band Rare Bird on both the Charisma and Polydor labels between 1969 and 1975. Formed in 1969 with a line up featuring Graham Field (organ), Dave Kaffinetti (keyboards), Steve Gould (vocals, bass) and Mark Ashton (drums), Rare Bird had the distinction of being the first act to be released on Tony Stratton Smith's gloriously eclectic label Charisma records (also the home of Genesis, The Nice and Van Der Graaf Generator to name but a few) and for their excellent self-titled debut album released in late 1969 and their 1970 international hit single Sympathy. Despite selling a million copies worldwide, neither their debut album or the excellent follow up As Your Mind Flies By (issued in 1970) enjoyed the sales of their debut single. This lack of commercial success saw the departure of Graham Field and Mark Ashton, leaving Gould and Kaffinetti to form a new line-up in 1971 adding Andy "Ced" Curtis (lead guitar), Fred Kelly (drums) and Paul Karas (bass, vocals) to the band, with Steve Gould undertaking the role of second guitarist in addition to that of vocalist. Signing to Polydor Records in late 1971, Rare Bird recorded the excellent album Epic Forest the following year. The album was lavishly packaged with early copies featuring a poster and a bonus 7-inch EP with three additional tracks. In 1973 the band changed line-ups once more with departure of Paul Karas. He was replaced by Nic Potter (previously with Van Der Graaf Generator) and the band recorded the fine album Somebody's Watching the same year. The album featured guest John Wetton on bass for the track "Dollars." Despite the excellence of the band's work, commercial success still eluded them. In 1974 Andy Rae replaced Nic Potter on bass and Rare Bird recorded their final album, Born Again. The release of the album led to touring activity, including a memorable spot opening for label mates Barclay James Harvest at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in June 1974. However, the following year Rare Bird disbanded. This new anthology features newly re-mastered versions of all of Rare Bird's albums and singles, with Epic Forest being re-mastered from recently discovered first generation master tapes for the first time. The set also features an additional previously unreleased CD of the band's entire live set recorded by Polydor Records at the Theatre Royal, London in June 1974. Also included is an illustrated booklet featuring exclusive interviews with Steve Gould and Mark Ashton and a facsimile of the rare poster given with initial copies of Epic Forest.

Albert Rigoni/For the Love of Bass ....import CD $23.99

Albert Rigoni/For the Love of Bass ....import CD $23.99

Alberto Rigoni's audacious For the Love of Bass is an all-star bassist's album featuring some of the best bass players in the world. The instrumentation comprises exclusively electric bass, spanning ambient, fusion, jazz and new age styles. Alongside Rigoni, the line-up features Nathan East, Leland Sklar, Michael Manring, Tony Franklin, Doug Wimbish, Adam Nitti, Lars Lehmann, Cody Wright, Mohini Dey and David Pastorius.

Steve Roach/Quiet Music [35th Anniversary Remastered Collection] ....3 CD Set $23.99

Steve Roach/Quiet Music [35th Anniversary Remastered Collection] ....3 CD Set $23.99

The meditative, ambient minimalism of Steve Roach's classic 1983-86 Quiet Music series is re-released in it's entirety with a meticulously remastered 35th anniversary 3CD edition. The luscious quality and subtle tonal beauty reveal the essence-of-tone of the multi-track master. Originally published on cassette and later in a truncated 2CD edition, Projekt now presents this landmark album as Roach envisioned it.  Created in respect for silence, Quiet Music originates from the same era as Roach's classic 1984 release Structures from Silence. This series finds the gentle electronics of synthesizers mixing with flute, electric piano and natural sounds flowing like breath, enveloping the listener in a sustained, delicate, translucent atmosphere. Harold Budd, Los Angeles, 1986: "I think Steve Roach's Quiet Music is his best album. It's not that it's simply pretty (which it is), but there's an odd edge lurking in the background that moves it miles away from 'New Age' torpor. This is a lovely album from a composer working at the top of his skills." Today, these pieces stand as a cornerstone in body-work, yoga, and healing therapies. The soothing, introspective nature of Quiet Music flows at a time-suspending pace, gently evolving and using space to expand and explore the essence of silence. The space between the notes and the breathing quality brings the listener to a deeper awareness of the present moment. A timeless masterpiece.

RPWL/God Has Failed - Live & Personal ....CD $14.99
RPWL/God Has Failed - Live & Personal ....DVD $17.99
RPWL/God Has Failed - Live & Personal ....Blu-Ray $17.99

RPWL/God Has Failed - Live & Personal ....CD $14.99

November 2020 was supposed to bring a large-scale, multi-week anniversary tour to mark the 20th year since the release of their debut album "God Has Failed," but of course things turned out differently. So what do you do when you have a perfectly rehearsed band, but the opportunity to perform is pulled out from under your feet? Right, you film a live studio session of the entire album. Basically, it can be cautiously said that RPWL live out the concept of their 2012 album "Beyond Man and Time." In a way, all artists are currently sitting in Plato's cave, only kind of seeing a reflection of the real world, whatever that may and will look like. "God Has Failed" represents the band's early days before they began to give themselves overarching concepts for their releases every now and then, starting in 2005. No expense was spared on the package. Furthermore, this special 'concert' will be released as a Blu-ray and DVD. The original line-up takes to memory lane and revels sympathetically in the reminiscences that this production naturally brings.

Spirit/Son of America [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 3 CD Set $34.99

Spirit/Son of America [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 3 CD Set $34.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a re-mastered and expanded 3 CD digipack edition of the archive release Son of America by Spirit. First issued in 2005, the set originally featured a collection of previously unreleased songs, demos and instrumentals recorded between 1983 and Randy California's final recording session in late 1996, along with unreleased and alternative takes from the California Blues and Cosmic Smile albums. This edition of Son of America is the latest release in Esoteric Recordings' series of releases from the Spirit and Randy California archives and has been expanded to include an additional CD of an unreleased live performance for the radio station KPFM-FM in California which includes fascinating dialogue and renditions of classic Spirit tracks such as Nature's Way, 1984, Fresh Garbage, Mr Skin, Elijah, I Got a Line on You and Animal Zoo. This 3 disc digipack features new artwork and an illustrated booklet with an essay by Spirit and Randy California archivist Mick Skidmore.

Ringo Starr & His Third All Starr Band/Vol. 1 ....CD $17.99

Ringo Starr & His Third All Starr Band/Vol. 1 ....CD $17.99

Ringo Starr and His Third All-Starr Band-Volume 1 was originally a limited edition live album by Ringo Starr, and his All Starr band, recorded at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan. The All-Starr Band included the return of the keyboardist Billy Preston and Starr's son Zak along with John Entwistle (The Who), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive), Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals).

Soft Works/Abracadabra in Osaka ....2 CD Set $28.99

Soft Works/Abracadabra in Osaka ....2 CD Set $28.99

Elton Dean: saxello, alto sax, Fender Rhodes
Allan Holdsworth: guitar
Hugh Hopper: bass guitar
John Marshall: drums

The idea of Soft Works first arose in 2000 as an initiate of Leonardo Pavkovic, to revive and reconnect some of the great musicians who had played in Soft Machine. Soft Works, with the above line up, was the first solid iteration of this idea, although the band wasn't long lived and recorded one studio album and played only 11 concerts. Eventually, with some lineup shifts, the band became Soft Machine Legacy and now are known simply as Soft Machine. This is a great live documentation of four extraordinary and legendary players touching on their legacy, but generally performing new music, from their studio album. Dedicated to the loving memory of Elton Dean, Hugh Hopper and Allan Holdsworth. With love, John Marshall and Leonardo Pavkovic.  Recorded live in Osaka, August 11, 2003. 28 page booklet.

Al Stewart/Year of the Cat [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $20.99
Al Stewart/Year of the Cat [45th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set] ....import 3 CD + DVD Box Set $79.99

Al Stewart/Year of the Cat [45th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set] ....import 3 CD + DVD Box Set $79.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded 2 CD edition of Year of the Cat along with a new re-mastered four-disc deluxe 45th anniversary boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD), the legendary 1976 album by Al Stewart. Recorded in the early months of 1976 at Abbey Road studios (with some sessions and mixing taking place at Davlen Studios in Los Angeles), Year of the Cat was the seventh album by Stewart and was the second album on which he collaborated with the celebrated producer Alan Parsons. The record was an album of immense musical inventiveness and creativity and was a triumph both in terms of Al Stewart's song writing and the stunning and sophisticated production by Alan Parsons. Featuring such classic songs as 'On the Border,' 'Lord Grenville,' 'Midas Shadow,' 'If It Doesn't Come Naturally, Leave It,' 'One Stage Before' and the classic title track. Year of the Cat was a major commercial and critical success on it's release, reaching the US Billboard Top Five and was a European hit, eventually earning platinum disc status in the USA by March 1977. The single "Year of the Cat" was also a Top Ten hit in the States and was a Top 40 hit single in the UK, establishing Al Stewart as a major artist. The two disc edition of this special album has been newly re-mastered for the very first time from the original first-generation master tapes by Alan Parsons and also includes nine live tracks recorded at the Paramount Theater, Seattle in October 1976 on the Year of the Cat tour and a new mix of the track 'Belsize Blues,' recorded at Abbey Road Studios in September 1975. This release also features an illustrated booklet with a new essay featuring an interview with Al Stewart and is a fitting tribute to a much treasured and legendary masterpiece by a consummate song writer and performer.

The 45th Anniversary edition also features Alan Parson's stunning new 5. 1 Surround sound mix from the original multi-track tapes. In addition, the set includes a COMPLETE, previously unreleased concert recorded at the Paramount Theater, Seattle in October 1976 on the Year of the Cat tour over two CDs and a new mix of the track 'Belsize Blues,' recorded at Abbey Road Studios in September 1975. This limited edition boxed set also features an illustrated 68-page book with a new essay featuring an interview with Al Stewart and a facsimile promotional poster and a set of four postcards and is a fitting tribute to a much treasured and legendary masterpiece by a consummate song writer and performer.

Strawbs/Settlement ....import CD $18.99
Strawbs/Settlement [180 Gram Vinyl] ....import Vinyl LP $34.99

Strawbs/Settlement ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the new studio album by the legendary band Strawbs. Settlement is the latest album recorded by Strawbs, more than 50 years on from the band's first major label release. The album comes at a time of political and social upheaval, which the lyrics and melodies of the songs reflect. Undeterred by the fact that 'business as usual' was not possible because of the global Covid-19 pandemic - working remote from one another, from their own home studios - Settlement is a remarkable achievement.  David Cousins, leader of Strawbs says: "Settlement is something extraordinary. I can't think of another band who can go from metal grunge to the lilt of an Irish ghost story - or from a song in 6/8 time to singing in 4/4 over a 5/4 backbeat - in half an hour. The lyrics reflect the times we have been living through and I'm immensely proud of what we've achieved."  Settlement is produced by Blue Weaver who played with Strawbs and Bee Gees in their 1970s heydays. The recording was coordinated from Blue's studio in Germany, where he now lives. Strawbs are David Cousins, Dave Lambert, Chas Cronk, Tony Fernandez and Dave Bainbridge. Special guests on the album are John Ford, another former member of Strawbs, who lives in New York, Cathryn Craig, with her lovely voice and unmistakable Southern lilt, who lives in Northern Ireland, and bass player Schalk Joubert, with whom David Cousins performed in South Africa at the beginning of the year. "There comes a time when every Settlement is due!"

Nad Sylvan/Spiritus Mundi ....import CD $25.99

Nad Sylvan/Spiritus Mundi ....import CD $25.99

Nad Sylvan's 2021 release Spiritus Mundi centres around the poems of WB Yeats.   Marking a shift from Sylvan's previous outings, the album focuses primarily on the lyrics and vocals, which are accompanied by beautiful orchestrations.  Guests include Tony Levin, Jonas Reingold, Mirkko DeMaio (The Flower Kings), and Steve Hackett.

Tangerine Dream/Official Bootleg Series Vol. 2 ....import 4 CD Set $52.99

Tangerine Dream/Official Bootleg Series Vol. 2 ....import 4 CD Set $52.99

2016 four CD live archive re-release. Esoteric Recordings' Reactive label is proud to announce the release of the second volume of an official bootleg series by the legendary Tangerine Dream. This set includes a 1978 Paris concert as well as a 1980 show taped in East Berlin. Formed in Berlin in September 1967 by Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream is simply one of the most important groups to have emerged on the German music scene of the late 1960s/early 1970s. Always guided by the genius of Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream developed a sound based on the use of synthesizers and keyboards. In Britain, John Peel soon began to promote the band on his influential radio show which ultimately led to Tangerine Dream becoming one of the first acts to sign to Richard Branson's newly established Virgin label in 1973. Tangerine Dream's music would influence a whole host of musicians who followed in their wake, such as Julian Cope.

Ten Years After/A Sting in the Tale [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $16.99

Ten Years After/A Sting in the Tale [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $16.99

For fans of Alvin Lee, Ten Years After, and classic rock! Over fifty years since the release of their eponymous debut album in 1967, Ten Years After has returned with a new studio album containing twelve tracks titled "A Sting in the Tale." This "Deluxe Edition" also contains 4 live tracks from the bands recent tour including an amazing rendition of the smash hit "I'd Love to Change the World," which remains as relevant today as when first released in 1971. The beginning of their meteoric rise to fame can be pinpointed to their performance at The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in August 1969. The audience were blown away by the intensity of the band's performance and their unique combination of jazz, blues and rock, and their enigmatic frontman Alvin Lee. This made them one of the biggest bands of the early '70s. As well as original members Ric Lee (Drums) and Chick Churchill (Keys), the band now features bass icon Colin Hodgkinson (Peter Green, Spencer Davis, Chris Rea) and multi-award winning guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti (Van Morrison, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood). The title "A Sting In The Tale" reflects the same sentiment Ric & Chick wished to convey in the 2015 live album "The Name Remains the Same." Although the band lineup has changed and the music continues to evolve and grow fifty years on, the sound of the band will always be heavily rooted in the way they paved the way during the late sixties and early seventies and will never forget its incredible heritage. This new record is the 'Sting' in the continuing Tale of Ten Years After.

Chester Thompson/Powerhouse ....CD $15.99

Chester Thompson/Powerhouse ....CD $15.99

With long-standing stints in Tower of Power and Santana, Chester Thompson just might be the most decorated and distinguished keyboardist in all of rock and R&B, let alone of the Bay Area musical scene. It's little wonder that this 1971 album, then, is one of the rarest and most coveted albums on the highly collectible Black Jazz Records label.   It's Thompson's debut record, cut a couple of years before he joined Tower of Power, with a smokin' band featuring fellow Black Jazz recording artist Rudolph Johnson on sax along with ace drummer Raymond Pounds (Pharoah Sanders, Stevie Wonder, Pointer Sisters) and trombonist Al Hall (Johnny Hammond, Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris). And, yes, Powerhouse comes by its title honestly.  It's jazz, all right, but injected with a jolt of electricity courtesy of Thompson's Hammond B-3, and with just four tunes spread out over two sides, it's pretty much a nonstop groove. Newly remastered, and with liner notes featuring quotes from fellow Tower of Power member Dave Garibaldi and Bay Area keyboardist Todd Cochran, a.k.a. Bayet, that testify as to Chester Thompson's greatness, this is another long-lost triumph from the Black Jazz label.

The Touch/Tomorrow Never Comes ....CD $16.99

The Touch/Tomorrow Never Comes ....CD $16.99

For fans of Moody Blues, Deep Purple, Drive She Said and Melodic Rock! Touch is an American band from New York City formed in 1978 with Mark Mangold (keyboards and vocals), Glenn Kithcart (drums), Craig Brooks (guitars and vocals) and Doug Howard (bass and vocals). Touch's first album was released on Atco Records and their first singles, "Don't You Know What Love Is" and "When The Spirit Moves You" charted on the Billboard Hot 100. "Don't You Know What Love Is" was played heavily on AOR stations in the USA at the end of the 1970s and early '80s, and also did well on the Melody Maker chart in Great Britain. Touch was the first band to play at the inaugural Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington in 1980 along with Rainbow, Scorpions and Judas Priest. A live version of "Don't You Know What Love Is" appeared on the compilation LP Monsters of Rock, documenting the performances at the festival. Known for their memorable and diverse songs, stellar musicianship, lush vocal harmonies and dynamic stage performance, Touch is invariably on the list of TOP AOR Bands and their album is considered by many to be among the best AOR Melodic Rock albums of all time. The original band have now reformed after almost 40 years to create the new album "Tomorrow Never Comes," which is already being hailed as their best work to date.

Various Artists/Fanfare for the Uncommon Man: Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert ....import 2 CD + 2 DVD Set $38.99

Various Artists/Fanfare for the Uncommon Man: Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert ....import 2 CD + 2 DVD Set $38.99

A new concert film and album documenting the May 2016 tribute show honouring the late Keith Emerson. The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert will be available as a four-disc set featuring DVD and two CDs capturing the entire two-and-a-half-hour event and a disc of Bonus interviews. The show featured a roster of rockers including Brian Auger, Eddie Jobson, Jordan Rudess, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marc Bonilla, Gregg Bissonnette, CJ Vanston, Troy Luccketta, Rachel Flowers, Terje Mikkelsen, Philippe Saisse, Joe Travers, Travis Davis, Ed Roth, Jonathan Sindelman, Mike Wallace, Mick Mahan, Karma Auger, Rick Livingstone, Kae Matsumoto, Aaron Emerson, Dan Lutz, and Michael Fitzpatrick, and members of his solo band and his Three Fates Project group. The show, which was held at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, offered a career-spanning celebration of Keith's work, including music from ELP, The Nice, Three Fates Project and the Keith Emerson Band. The DVD also features artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, tribute speeches and a gallery of rare photos provided by the Emerson estate. All proceeds from the release will benefit the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, a charity that focuses on treating and finding a cure for dystonia, a debilitating neurological ailment that Keith battled.

The Who/The Who Sell Out [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $21.99
The Who/The Who Sell Out [Super Deluxe Edition] ....5 CDs + 2 Vinyl Singles + Hardback Book Box Set $135.99

The Who/The Who Sell Out [Super Deluxe Edition] ....5 CDs + 2 Vinyl Singles + Hardback Book Box Set $135.99

Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as "The Who's finest album," The Who Sell Out reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the "Love Generation" became a global phenomenon and "pop" began metamorphosing into "rock."  The new Super Deluxe Edition of The Who Sell Out features 112 tracks, 46 of which are unreleased, an 80-page, hard-back, full-color book, including rare period photos, memorabilia, track-by-track annotation and new sleeve notes by Pete Townshend with comments from the likes of Pete Drummond (Radio London DJ), Richard Evans (designer) & Roy Flynn (the Speakeasy Club manager).  The Super Deluxe package also includes nine posters & inserts, including replicas of 20" x 30" original Adrian George album poster, a gig poster from The City Hall, Newcastle, a Saville Theatre show 8-page program, a business card for the Bag o' Nails club, Kingly Street, a Who fan club photo of group, a flyer for Bath Pavilion concerts including The Who, a crack-back bumper sticker for Wonderful Radio London, Keith Moon's Speakeasy Club membership card and a Who Fan Club newsletter.

Neil Young/Young Shakespeare ....CD $18.99
Neil Young/Young Shakespeare [Deluxe Edition] ....LP + CD + DVD Box Set $69.99

Neil Young/Young Shakespeare [Deluxe Edition] ....LP + CD + DVD Box Set $69.99

Just two months after the release of his seminal album After the Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, CT on January 22 1971. The show was filmed and recorded, and the concert shown on German TV later in 1971. In 2020, while Neil and his team were reviewing his Archive for future projects, Neil revisited the 16mm film and audio recording of this show that had been preserved in the Archive for almost 50 years. Piecing together the tapes and footage, Neil realized that he had the full concert - the film of which is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist. Neil has written on NYA that this show is "superior to our beloved 'Massey Hall.' A more calm performance, without the celebratory atmosphere of Massey Hall, captured live on 16mm. 'Young Shakespeare' is a very special event. To my fans, I say this is the best ever." As an insight into Neil's prolific song writing at the time, the concert features two songs from the recently released After the Gold Rush but four songs from the classic Harvest album that was still over a year away from being released. The wonderful set list also includes acoustic renditions of favorites such as "Ohio," "Cowgirl in the Sand," "Helpless," "Down by the River" and "Sugar Mountain." The ancient analog tapes have been lovingly restored - resulting in (as Neil says on NYA) "one of the most pure sounding acoustic performances we have in the Archive." This beautiful concert is being released on LP and CD, plus a deluxe boxed edition that includes both LP and CD and, for the first time ever, a DVD of the concert. Young Shakespeare is being released almost exactly 50 years after the original performance.

 


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