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Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen 2010 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen 2010 ....CD + DVD $18.99

Manifesto records presents the fifth release in its ongoing series of Allan Holdsworth archival live performances on CD & DVD!  This release captures the 2010 live performance in Leverkusen, Germany by guitar legend Allan Holdsworth. The bonus DVD exclusives also include interviews with bass player Ernest Tibbs and drummer Chad Wackerman.

 

Allan Holdsworth Trio performs live at Leverkusen 2010

 

Also Available in the Manifesto Holdsworth Series

Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen '97 ....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

 

Yes/The Quest ....2 CD Set $18.99
Yes/The Quest [Limited Deluxe Artbook Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $49.99

Yes/The Quest [Limited Deluxe Artbook Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $49.99

The Quest is the 2021 studio album from arguably the most legendary progressive rock band of all time, Yes.  The band's first release on its new label InsideOutMusic, The Quest has been produced by Steve Howe and features a line-up of Howe alongside Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood. Featuring artwork from long-time collaborator Roger Dean, the album's 11 tracks showcase a band still intent on making its mark with its unique approach to making music.  Limited deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray artbook edition: the blu-ray includes a 5.1 surround sound mix, as well as hi-res instrumental versions of all the album's tracks.  Double 180g vinyl in gatefold sleeve with LP booklet and 2 CDs.  Limited deluxe glow in the dark double vinyl/2CD/Blu-ray boxset including slipmat, enamel badge, poster and 36-page booklet. Comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity in a sturdy lift-off box.

 

Yes/The Quest

 

Jethro Tull/Benefit [50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition] ....4 CD + 2 DVD Set $49.99

Jethro Tull/Benefit [50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition] ....4 CD + 2 DVD Set $49.99

Jethro Tull's 1970 classic Benefit will be celebrated in a brand-new 4CD/2DVD set, featuring remixes by Steven Wilson, an abundance of previously unreleased material, packaged within a deluxe hardback book, containing 100 pages of commentary from numerous contributors alongside hordes of images of the band creating and performing their first million-selling album. Benefit (The 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) will be out in November.  Following the successes This Was (1968) and Stand Up (1969), Jethro Tull returned in 1970 with their third studio album in as many years.  Benefit (The 50th Anniversary Enhanced Edition) contains a copious amount of expanded material, building upon the 2013 Steven Wilson remixes. CD3 contains a previously unreleased Steven Wilson remix of Jethro Tull performing at Tanglewood in 1970. Further to that, CD4 contains a newly remastered version of a concert at The Aragon Ballroom in 1970 in mono. The 100-page book, enclosed within the elegant, hardback book packaging, contains an essay from Martin Webb, who expands upon the 2013 "A Collector's Edition" booklet notes. Following that are interviews with band members at the time, Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Glenn Cornick and Clive Bunker; as well as thoughts from Robin Black (studio engineer of Benefit and many other Jethro Tull albums), Terry Ellis ('executive producer' of Benefit), Joshua White who directed the 1970 Tanglewood Festival which features on DVD2, and Steven Wilson explaining the mixing of Benefit in 2013. The masses of anecdotes are surrounded by legions of images of the band and memorabilia from the era.

 

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Emerson Lake & Palmer/Out Of This World: Live [1970-1997] ....7 CD + Book Box Set $78.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Out Of This World: Live [1970-1997] ....10 Vinyl LP + Book Box Set $219.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Out Of This World: Live [1970-1997] ....7 CD + Book Box Set $78.99

Prog rock giants Emerson Lake & Palmer were formed in 1970 by the brilliant keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, gifted singer / composer / guitarist Greg Lake and dynamic drummer / percussionist Carl Palmer. Throughout their career they performed at some of the most famous venues across the world.  Available for the first time, Out of this World: Live (1970 -1997), a career-spanning box set, showcasing some of the biggest and most important live shows ELP have ever played.  Encased in special, black, matte slipcase with hot foil finishes. Each LP has been reimagined with beautiful new designs on deluxe gatefold double LPs. Most of the LPs are previously unreleased on vinyl and have not been re-issued on CD for long time.  Featured within the box set is a 32 page, glossy photobook,with intimate and unseen images of the band from legendary photographers Lynn Goldsmith and Neil Preston. Foreword written by Jerry Ewing editor of Prog magazine. Previously unreleased live show of Phoenix 1997 included within both 10LP & 7CD Box Set. High quality, fully-restored audio, mastered by ELP expert and renowned mastering engineer Andy Pearce.

 

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Out Of This World: Live [1970-1997] ....7 CD + Book Box Set $78.99

 

Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason ....CD $14.99
Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Deluxe Blu-Ray Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray Set $58.99
Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Deluxe DVD Edition] ....CD + DVD Set $49.99

Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Deluxe Blu-Ray Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray Set $58.99

Originally released in 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason was updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson for The Later Years Box Set. By returning to some of Richard Wright's original keyboard parts and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The front cover features an alternative photograph from the original album cover photoshoot. This CD was remixed in 2019 from the original master tapes and is contained in a digipak with a 28-page booklet.  The Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray and CD/DVD boxes were remixed in 2019 from the original master tapes and includes bonus material and 5.1 Surround Sound Audio, along with a 40-page booklet and envelope containing 6 exclusive stickers designed by Peter Curzon from StormStudios.

 

Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Deluxe Blu-Ray Edition]

 

Al Stewart/Time Passages [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $26.99
Al Stewart/Time Passages [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Set $84.99

Al Stewart/Time Passages [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Set $84.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded two CD edition of 'Time Passages,' the legendary album by Al Stewart first released in September 1978.  Stewart's third album recorded with Alan Parsons, 'Time Passages' followed the hugely successful platinum-selling 'Year of the Cat.'  Recorded at the close of 1977 and during the early months of 1978 at Davlen Studios in Los Angeles, 'Time Passages' was an album of as much immense musical inventiveness.  Despite pressure to produce an equally successful follow-up record, Al Stewart rose to the occasion with 'Time Passages,' an album that was as musically inventive and creative as its predecessor, 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 'Valentina Way,' 'Life in Dark Water,' 'The Palace of Versailles,' 'Timeless Skies,' 'Almost Lucy' and the classic title track, 'Time Passages' was another commercial and critical success on its release, reaching the US Billboard Top Ten and the UK Top 40. The single 'Time Passages' was also a Top Ten hit in the United States.  Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a four-disc deluxe limited edition boxed set (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD).  This new deluxe edition of this special album has been newly remastered for the very first time from the original first-generation master tapes by Alan Parsons and also features his stunning new 5.1 Surround sound mix from the original multi-track tapes. In addition, the set includes single edits, an album session out-take, four demo tracks recorded in Los Angeles in August 1977 and for the first time the complete concert recorded at the studios of WKQK-FM in Chicago in October 1978.  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 songwriter and performer.

 

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Octarine Sky/Close to Nearby ....CD $17.99

Octarine Sky/Close to Nearby ....CD $17.99

The new band, Octarine Sky, formed during the creation of the album Close to Nearby as the shared vision of pianist and vocalist Dyanne Potter Voegtlin, the legendary drummer, Simon Phillips, and bassist and producer Jan Christiana became apparent. Close to Nearby is indeed a true collaboration; all three play several instruments on the album, all three contributed to the arrangement of the songs, all three composed parts for every song.   And the result? A wide-reaching sound that's artistically adventurous, driving and forceful, yet at certain moments also haunting and vulnerable. Close to Nearby by Octarine Sky offers both instrumental virtuosity and beautiful, lush vocal harmonies while the rhythm section of Phillips and Christiana provide magnificent power and groove. Add to that the artistry of the two superlative guitarists, Guthrie Govan and Amit Chatterjee, and the outcome is the rich and riveting listening experience that is Close to Nearby. From the first compelling note of the album-opening "One," an arrangement of the first movement of the Piano Sonata #1 by Alberto Ginastera, through the cinematic "Night Sky / Into the Dream" featuring Guthrie Govan, the heavy fusion of "5," to the atonal virtuosic masterpiece of "VII," an arrangement for full band of a piano solo by Julia Schwartz, to the evocative and hopeful ending song, "Hold" featuring Amit Chatterjee, the album is ambitious in both it's concept and sound. Octarine Sky's debut album Close to Nearby is a vibrant and captivating sonorous adventure from beginning to end.

 

Octarine Sky/Close to Nearby ....CD $17.99

 

Curved Air/Midnight Wire ....import CD $24.99

Curved Air/Midnight Wire ....import CD $24.99

Digitally remastered edition from Repertoire. Midnight Wire is the fifth studio album by Curved Air and was recorded in 1975. It marked another line-up change in the band, with Darryl Way and Sonja Kristina recruiting new musicians after the end of the reunion tour marked by the Curved Air - Live album. Kristina's friend Norma Tager, who had helped design the costumes she wore on stage from Curved Air's reunion in 1974 to their breakup in 1976, contributed all the lyrics to the songs. The album's recording was marked by intense and bitter arguments between the band and producers Ron and Howard Albert, who often vehemently criticized the band members.

 

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Curved Air/Airborne ....import CD $24.99

Curved Air/Airborne ....import CD $24.99

Digitally remastered edition from Repertoire. Airborne is the sixth studio album by Curved Air and was recorded in 1976. Like their last few releases, it was not a significant commercial success. After a follow-up non-album single, "Baby Please Don't Go" b/w "Broken Lady," the group disbanded. Drummer Stewart Copeland went on to form The Police, while violinist Darryl Way and lead singer Sonja Kristina both pursued solo careers. Bassist Tony Reeves and guitarist Mick Jacques both later became members of the semi-professional band Big Chief. The Police covered "Kids to Blame" in early performances, using a stripped-down punk arrangement of the song. Stewart Copeland also reused a guitar riff from "Desiree" in his solo single as Klark Kent, "Don't Care."

 

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Syn/Flowerman: Rare Blooms from the Syn ....import CD $19.99

Syn/Flowerman: Rare Blooms from the Syn ....import CD $19.99

An anthology of all surviving '60s recordings by The Syn, key players on the London summer-of-'67 underground circuit and the starting point for prog legends Yes. Active from late 1965 as an Action-style mod/Motown band, The Syn embraced psychedelia with some legendary theatrical shows during their Marquee Club residency and a brace of flower-power singles for Deram before slowly evolving into Yes. Those four Deram sides - 'Created by Clive,' 'Grounded,' 'Flowerman' and '14 Hour Technicolour Dream' - are joined by a clutch of rare recordings from the period, including a five-minute rehearsal excerpt of stage favourite 'The Gangster Opera,' an earlier recording of 'Flowerman,' a pre- Deram acetate of the unissued-at-the-time 'Merry-Go-Round' and two tracks by pre-Syn band The Selfs. The CD also includes some post-Syn recordings, including a brace of songwriting demos by singer Steve Nardelli, keyboardist Andrew Pryce Jackman and bassist Chris Squire as they attempted to set up a production company at the height of Squire's success with Yes. With a foreword by Phil Collins (a huge fan during their Marquee days), many previously unpublished photos and a new 5000 word essay, 'Flowerman' is an essential purchase for admirers of both vintage British psychedelia and the band Yes.

 

Syn/Flowerman: Rare Blooms from the Syn ....import CD $19.99

 

Alan Parsons/The NeverEnding Show: Live in the Netherlands ....Blu-Ray $20.99
Alan Parsons/The NeverEnding Show: Live in the Netherlands ....CD + DVD $18.99

Alan Parsons/The NeverEnding Show: Live in the Netherlands ....Blu-Ray $20.99

Legendary artist and studio maestro Alan Parsons' new live album "The Neverending Show: Live in the Netherlands." The show was recorded live on May 5, 2019 and showcases the performance that Alan Parsons Live Project held at the Tivoli in Utrecht, Netherlands. The band was, as usual, in fine form and was fed extra energy by an enthusiastic audience. An amazing performance by quite possibly the definitive band line-up of exemplary musicians that Alan has toured with. As an added treat, the album includes a brand new studio song, "The NeverEnding Show" which offers a hint of the new studio album that Alan is currently working on for release in 2022.

 

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Grateful Dead/Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 [Live] ....3 CD Set $34.99

Grateful Dead/Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 [Live] ....3 CD Set $34.99

Complete, previously unreleased performance by the Grateful Dead. Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction, with mastering by Jeffrey Norman, Produced for release by David Lemieux. One of the shortest-lived iterations of the Grateful Dead was the band that existed December 1971 through March 1972. Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill, Pigpen, and Keith formed a formidable version of the Dead that only played a few shows together before Donna Jean joined as vocalist, and before Pigpen would depart the stage for good in June 1972. What this sextet lacked in quantity of shows it made up for with creativeness, power, and inspiration. When Pigpen rejoined the Dead on December 1, 1971, after a few months off during which Keith had joined as piano player, the band was now an unstoppably powerful live juggernaut it hadn't been since the height of the Primal Dead era in late 1968-1969. Widely considered one of the best shows from the Pigpen-Keith era of the Grateful Dead, December 10, 1971 in St. Louis has it all: Pigpen singing lead on four songs including an 18 minute version of Good Lovin' and a very rare performance of Run Rudolph Run; a deep dive into the Dead's psychedelic recent past with a monster version of The Other One; plus plenty of the new material from earlier in 1971 like Bertha, Loser, Sugaree, and Playing in the Band. They also hit upon much of the music that would appear the following year on Europe '72, such as Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mr. Charlie, and One More Saturday Night. And no Dead show of this vintage would be complete without the "hits": Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, and Casey Jones all make appearances. This is truly one of the deepest, most dynamic, exciting, and accessible live shows in the entire Grateful Dead canon.

 

Grateful Dead/Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 [Live]

 

Spirit/Sunrise & Salvation - The Mercury Era Anthology ....import 8 CD Box Set $69.99

Spirit/Sunrise & Salvation - The Mercury Era Anthology ....import 8 CD Box Set $69.99

This eight CD clamshell boxed set, compiled and annotated by Spirit archivist Mick Skidmore, gathers together the albums 'Spirit of '76,' 'Son of Spirit,' 'Farther Along,' 'Future Games' and 'The Thirteenth Dream' - all newly remastered from the original master tapes.  Additionally the collection features an incredible 102 bonus tracks drawn from previously unreleased live concerts from 1974 and 1975, along with rare demos, including the entire early demo version of 'Future Games.' It also includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

 

Spirit/Sunrise & Salvation - The Mercury Era Anthology ....import 8 CD Box Set $69.99

 

Man/Kingdom of Noise ....import CD $18.99

Man/Kingdom of Noise ....import CD $18.99

"Kingdom Of Noise" was the second album of Man without any participation of an original founding member. Phil Ryan had taken over the production and played the keyboards on all tracks.  Martin Ace played bass and sang with Martin's son Josh (guitar, vocals) the second Man generation was at the start, the drums were played by Bob Richards and Rene Robrahn.

 

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Nektar/The Other Side [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $26.99

Nektar/The Other Side [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $26.99

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the stunning new studio album by the legendary band Nektar. Throughout the 1970s Nektar released a series of acclaimed albums, scoring chart success in Germany (where the British band was based) and later in the USA (where the band relocated). Following the passing of original guitarist / vocalist Roye Albrighton in 2016, fellow founder members Derek "Mo" Moore (bass, vocals), Ron Howden (drums, vocals) & Mick Brockett (lyrics, visual conceptions) reunited along with Randy Dembo (bass, 12-string guitar), Ryche Chlanda (guitar, vocals) & Kendall Scott (keyboards) to begin work on a new album.  Ryche Chlanda originally recorded with Nektar in 1978, and for "The Other Side" the band updated some of those ideas which evolved in the basement of Mo Moore's house in Chatham, New Jersey. Ron Howden, Mo and Ryche collaborated on much of the music heard on the album. The 1978 unrecorded song 'Skypilot' has evolved into 'Skywriter' in 2020.  'I'm on Fire' is the musical adaptation of a poem written by Mo for his soon-to-be wife, Nicki, during that same time period of 1978. The closing track, 'Devil's Door,' was originally performed live in 1974, but never featured on a Nektar album. Updated and recorded for this album, the song features the presence of the late Roye Albrighton on the introduction to the track, whose wonderful guitar part was taken from a live soundboard recording made in 1974.   Kendall Scott's distinctive & versatile keyboard presence has enhanced this considerably, whilst Randy Dembo, who originally joined Nektar in 2004, brings a uniting presence on 12-string and bass guitars, rounding out the instrumental arrangements. Ron Howden has been a continual driving force of the band, weathering all versions of Nektar since its conception in 1969. With Mick Brockett now back in the fold (with his visual concepts and ideas as an essential part of the band making the music and light theatre a reality). "The Other Side" is a stunning album from a legendary band.  This new Deluxe Edition includes an NTSC Region Free DVD with 'The Making of The Other Side,' a documentary about the making of the album and the reunion of Nektar.

 

Nektar The Other Side

 

Phenomena/Phenomena + Dream Runner + Innervision + Anthology ....import 4 CD Set $45.99

Phenomena/Phenomena + Dream Runner + Innervision + Anthology ....import 4 CD Set $45.99

Four CD collection of the first three big-selling albums by Phenomena, a studio- created return to the idea of the concept album originally masterminded by producer Tom Galley with his brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley along with a host of guest players. Plus the 'Anthology' album with five bonus tracks, including the 12-inch remixes of the band's big hit 'Did It All for Love' and 'Still the Night.' Featuring guest appearances from Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze vocalist Glenn Hughes, the late great drummer Cozy Powell, Queen's Brian May, legends John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia) and Neil Murray (Colosseum II, The Michael Schenker Group, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, etc). Remastered with all four booklets from the original release. The first Phenomena album, originally released in 1985, sold over a million copies and the second album featured the number #1 hit single 'Did It All for Love' featuring great lead vocals from John Wetton.

 

Phenomena/Phenomena + Dream Runner + Innervision + Anthology

 

Porcupine Tree/On the Sunday of Life ....import CD $14.99

Porcupine Tree/On the Sunday of Life ....import CD $14.99

Digitally remastered edition. On the Sunday of Life... is the debut album of English progressive rock band Porcupine Tree, first released in May 12, 1992. It compiles tracks that Steven Wilson produced and recorded for two cassette-only releases, Tarquin's Seaweed Farm (1989) and The Nostalgia Factory (1991).

 

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Porcupine Tree/Signify ....import CD $14.99

Porcupine Tree/Signify ....import CD $14.99

Digitally remastered edition. Signify is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. It was released in September 1996. It was the first album that frontman Steven Wilson recorded with the band on board from the beginning.  Previous albums had been essentially solo efforts with occasional help from other musicians.

 

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Robin Guthrie/Mockingbird Love ....CD EP $15.99

Robin Guthrie/Mockingbird Love ....CD EP $15.99

Robin Guthrie returns with Mockingbird Love, a four track EP, the first in a short series of newly recorded instrumental releases for late 2021. Guthrie, whose production and signature guitar sounds are said to have shaped multiple genres was the co-founder and producer of Cocteau Twins. Over forty years he has produced and remixed countless artists, recorded instrumental albums, movie soundtracks and collaborated with many outstanding artists. Mockingbird Love is a most welcome introduction to a series of releases which will be available for a limited amount of time exclusively on Soleil Apres Minuit.

 

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Steve Vai/The Ultra Zone ....import CD $15.99

Steve Vai/The Ultra Zone ....import CD $15.99

When listening to his compositions it's easy to appreciate the influence of his years of stewardship with Frank Zappa, Vai's mentor. With the 1999 'Ultra Zone' Vai released a broad-reaching effort that ranges from the eccentric "Lucky Charms" to the devastatingly heavy "Oooo...," from the serenity of "Windows to the Soul" to the raucous Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute "Jibboom." The entire album is a truly progressive rock experience and has an amazing flow from one song to the next. There's plenty of Steve's lightning fast playing and some really good R&B theme-age. Standout tracks are 'Frank,' 'Windows to the Soul,' 'The Silent Within' and 'Lucky Charms' the most Zappa-inspired piece on the album.

 

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Joe Satriani/Joe Satriani ....import CD $15.99

Joe Satriani/Joe Satriani ....import CD $15.99

Joe Satriani is one of the most influential guitarists in the world. Early in his career, "Satch" worked as a guitar instructor, with many of his former students achieving fame, such as Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, and Alex Skolnick. He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. This is not the Joe Satriani we hear on most of his recordings, but this is rich, bluesy, well done and more in common with Stevie Ray Vaughn. Every track has licks you wish you could go back and listen to in slow motion. The tunes has a much more 'live' feel than before, and the musicians know how to add flair to a tune while still spot-lighting "Satch" as a guitarist.

 

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Steve Roach & Michael Stearns/Beyond Earth & Sky ....CD $17.99

Steve Roach & Michael Stearns/Beyond Earth & Sky ....CD $17.99

Twenty-six years after their noted collaboration Kiva, American electronic music originators Steve Roach and Michael Stearns' orbits return to a point on the horizon between and beyond worlds. Their mastery of tactile sonic environments meld into boundary-defying music creating a language of transcending and transformative experiences. These seven captivating tracks are born from a devotion to the power of sound. Within realms of elemental, primordial, celestial and deep emotion, the enveloping influence found within the natural world of forests, deserts, canyons, mountains and the beyond.   Meeting in Los Angeles in the late '70s, Steve and Michael lived a few blocks from each other in neighborhoods separated by Venice Blvd. They collaborated in those early days - ripe formative years of the developing American electronic music scene. As their individual lives and careers unfolded, Michael became a successful film composer, known for passionate soundtrack work on director Ron Fricke's Chronos, Baraka and Samsara, while Steve went on to create many pioneering electronic/ambient classics including Structures from Silence, Quiet Music and Dreamtime Return and now has a discography of well over 150 albums. "Checking in deeply after decades apart," Steve reflects, "Michael and I found we both chose to live in places away from cities, close to the natural world. Out my window, I look seventy-five miles to the horizon, horizon is home. We're both at home in our element, present in one's self while focused on something far in the distance, moving towards it, pulling us out there." From the moment we enter into the realm of Earth & Sky to the moment we depart it, the space beyond calls to us, guiding the unfolding of our lives. Through music we hear that call, transcending the day to day and ordinary states of awareness, Beyond Earth and Sky.

 

Steve Roach & Michael Stearns/Beyond Earth & Sky ....CD $17.99

 

Giobia & The Cosmic Dead/Intergalactic Connection: Exploring the Sideral Remote Hyperspace ....CD $18.99

Giobia & The Cosmic Dead/Intergalactic Connection: Exploring the Sideral Remote Hyperspace ....CD $18.99

Heavy Psych Sounds Records is really proud to present the psychedelic-space split of the century!!  "The Intergalactic Connection - Exploring the Sideral Remote Hyperspace" is a split album that came from deep deep space !!! Here Giobia meets The Cosmic Dead, two of the best modern space-rock bands you can find. The Italian quartet come with 3 incredible songs, while the Scottish guys deliver a 19 minute long suite. This piece of psychedelic journey is a travel inside the universe, 4 tracks full of heavy psych and space rock riffs that will bring you into a psychedlic vortex with no way out!  A must-have for all the space travelers. Fans of Hawkwind, Pink Floyd, UFO and Gong will be more than enthusiastic ... tt's a Space Ritual journey !!

 

Giobia & The Cosmic Dead/Intergalactic Connection: Exploring the Sideral Remote Hyperspace ....CD $18.99

 

The Kingdom/Lost in the City ....import CD $18.99

The Kingdom/Lost in the City ....import CD $18.99

Epitaph, the '70s German prog rock band, recorded an album named "Lost in the City" back in 1986. As this was a mixture of '80s hard rock, meeting blues and influences from the great era of British rock, marked by such names as Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Thin Lizzy, they felt that the old band name no longer fitted, so they changed it to Kingdom.

 

The Kingdom/Lost in the City

 

Weather Report/Live Under the Sky '83 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99

Weather Report/Live Under the Sky '83 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99

This was to be the last incarnation of the legendary Weather Report. Publicity shots at the time show Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter opening a large packing case to reveal their new rhythm section. Despite the departure of Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine the leaders are smiling broadly.  Once again they have replaced the irreplaceable. Night by night throughout the long 1983 tour documented here drummer Omar Hakim and bassist Victor Bailey would prove themselves the equals of their predecessors and forge a powerful ensemble sound. The set list includes tunes from Night Passage (1980), Procession (1983) and Domino Theory (1984) plus a medley of past glories (Black Market / Badia / A Remark You Made) and their breakout hit Birdland. Performed at Yomiuri Land Open Theatre East, Inagi, Japan on July 29th 1983 and broadcast on NHK radio. Joe Zawinul - keyboard, vocals / Wayne Shorter - saxophones / Victor Bailey - bass / Omar Hakim - drums / Jose Rossy - percussion with guests Frank Gambale - guitar / Chick Corea - keyboard.

 

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Carlos Santana with Sadao Watanabe/Live Under the Sky '91 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99

Carlos Santana with Sadao Watanabe/Live Under the Sky '91 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99

By 1991 the band Santana had evolved from Latin organ and percussion grooves through trippy jazz-fusion and arrived at a form of high energy latin soul/rock. It's a journey few watching them at Woodstock in 1969 would have predicted. Twenty-two years and countless albums later Carlos Santana himself was the only original member present in Tokyo. A close friend of Miles Davis and devotee of John Coltrane, he had regularly incorporated elements of jazz into his music, so it is no surprise to see Japan's greatest living saxophonist, Sadao Watanabe, added here. For his part Watanabe is happy to play latin, funk and fusion, his solos easily matching Santana's overdriven guitar for invention and energy. The tunes are taken from the Santana albums Freedom (1987) and Spirits Dancing in the Flesh (1990) as well as classics from their LPs Abraxas (1970) and Amigos (1976). Performed at the Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan 21st May 1991 and broadcast on NHK radio.

 

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Graham Collier/British Conversations ....import CD $32.99

Graham Collier/British Conversations ....import CD $32.99

To commemorate the 10th year since the passing of esteemed British jazz composer, bassist and bandleader Graham Collier, My Only Desire Records presents this 1975 recording of his previously unreleased suite 'British Conversations.' The recording features lead soloists trumpeter Harry Beckett and guitarist Ed Speight, alongside The Swedish Radio Jazz Group - made up of the hottest players on the '70s Scandi jazz scene - including saxophonists Arne Domnerus, Claes Rosendahl and Lennart Aberg, trumpeter Jan Allan, pianist Bengt Hallberg, guitarist Rune Gustafsson and drummer Egil Johansen. Collier steers the band through the five-part suite that encompasses beautifully composed melodies, driving jazz rock and as many extremes as the British weather that inspired it's name.

 

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Stackridge/Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971 - 2021 ....import 3 CD Set $22.99

Stackridge/Stackridge 50: Recordings 1971 - 2021 ....import 3 CD Set $22.99

Stackridge were a British rock group which had its greatest success in the early 1970s. They were one of the most under rated bands of all times. On the afternoon of August 19th 1971 an event took place in the garden of The Chelsea Arts Club, South Kensington, London, which was billed as ''A Summer Garden Party.'' The invited guests were a mix of music business luminaries - agents, managers, record company executives, venue promoters, music paper journalists and musicians from the world's of rock and pop. At 6.30pm a group of musicians sauntered onto the lawn, plugged in their instruments and began to play perhaps the strangest tunes that these jaded ears had ever heard. Sadly they only managed three numbers before the club's management asked them to stop as they had received so many phone call complaints about the ''noise'' from the neighbors. The name of the band was Stackridge. This three CD release is a celebration of 50 years, with a collection of the band's favorite tracks.

 

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Regal Worm/Hideous Goblink ....import CD $22.99

Regal Worm/Hideous Goblink ....import CD $22.99

The worm has (re) turned! And this time the Regal Worm (Jarrod Gosling of I Monster, Cobalt Chapel) is tackling The Hideous Goblink, an album painstakingly created by one solitary man ensconced in his darkened, tiny sky parlour of awe, wonder, and heaps of dusty old gear. Regal Worm's mission is putting a 'ggressive' back into progressive. Getting grubby with the ghosts of the old gods.

 

Regal Worm/Hideous Goblink ....import CD $22.99

 

Fractal Mirror/Beyond Borders ....import CD $22.99

Fractal Mirror/Beyond Borders ....import CD $22.99

Beyond Borders' sees Fractal Mirror exploring their progressive rock roots, with the seventeen-minute epic 'Ashes' in particular displaying all the hallmarks of a classic prog epic, though the more song-oriented stylings of previous album 'Close to Vapour' are still very much in evidence in the band's sound.

 

Fractal Mirror/Beyond Borders ....import CD $22.99

 

Various Artists/Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68 ....import 5 CD Set $59.99

Various Artists/Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68 ....import 5 CD Set $59.99

Grapefruit's landmark 100th release! A definitive overview of the British psychedelic scene, an epic five-CD/book set that includes more than 50 minutes of previously unreleased music from the halcyon period 1966-68.  Including the major acts of the era (The Who, Traffic, Small Faces, The Move, Procol Harum, Incredible String Band, Family, Crazy World of Arthur Brown etc), 'Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts From The British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68' features many bands who also played London's underground dungeons during the Summer of Love.  Featuring studio demos from the likes of Tintern Abbey, The Soft Machine, Mabel Greer's Toyshop, Genesis, Mandrake Paddle Steamer, Dantalian's Chariot and others plus numerous cult 45s (July, Caleb, Vamp, Blossom Toes, Sweet Feeling, etc) and fascinating album cuts from such scene stalwarts as Tomorrow, Fairport Convention, Kaleidoscope, The Deviants and Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera.   Perhaps most enticingly of all, the collection includes a number of hitherto-unknown recordings by bands who are only now gaining their first public exposure including Eyes of Blond, Tinsel Arcade, Crystal Ship (whose contribution features lyrics from Pete Brown) and the semi-mythical 117, such a legendary name from the era's handbills and posters that they even had a UK psych fanzine named after them in the '90s.  A dazzling feat of licensing and research, 'Think I'm Going Weird...' comes in a 60-page A5 book format with 25,000 word track-by-track annotation with some extraordinary and rare photos and memorabilia.  For anyone even remotely interested in British psychedelia, it's simply an essential purchase.

 

Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68

 

The Pretenders/Pretenders [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $48.99

The Pretenders/Pretenders [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $48.99

Curated by Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders is presented in a striking 12x12 three CD deluxe set, featuring a high-quality book with brand-new liner notes by acclaimed journalist Will Hodgkinson. Also includes a myriad of rare and unseen photos of the band. Pretenders [Deluxe Edition] contains the original album remastered by Chris Thomas, alongside demos, rarities, and many live performances. These include BBC sessions on The Kid Jensen Show, and performances at The Paris Theatre, London and Paradise Theater in Boston.

 

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The Pretenders/Pretenders II [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $48.99

The Pretenders/Pretenders II [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $48.99

Pretenders II [Deluxe Edition] curated by Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders II is presented in a striking 12x12 three CD deluxe set, featuring a high-quality book with brand-new liner notes by acclaimed journalist Will Hodgkinson. Also includes a myriad of rare and unseen photos of the band. Pretenders II [Deluxe Edition] features a remastered version of the album by Chris Thomas, demos, and alternates alongside two live performances; one from Central Park, New York City in 1980, and an electric show from The Santa Monica Civic in 1981.

 

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The Beatles: Get Back ....Hardcover Book $59.99

The Beatles: Get Back ....Hardcover Book $59.99

The most anticipated book in more than a decade by the legendary band, The Beatles: Get Back is the official account of the creation of their final album, Let It Be, told in The Beatles' own words, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney. Half a century after the 1970 Let It Be album and film, this milestone book coincides with the global release of Peter Jackson's documentary feature film, The Beatles: Get Back which will premiere on Disney Plus on November 25th in three installments of two hours each!

 

The Beatles: Get Back Hardbound Book

 

 

Japanese Paper Sleeve CDs

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Heartbeat (2021 Remaster) [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Ryuichi Sakamoto/Beauty (2021 Remaster) [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $49.99

 


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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!"

Be Bop Deluxe/Live! In The Air Age [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $32.99
Be Bop Deluxe/Live! In the Air Age 1970-1973 [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....import 15 CD + DVD Box Set $142.99

Be Bop Deluxe/Live! In the Air Age 1970-1973 [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....import 15 CD + DVD Box Set $142.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce a new re-mastered super-deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition release (comprising 15 CDs and a DVD) and a new remastered and expanced three CD edition of Live! In the Air Age by Be Bop Deluxe. This legendary live album was released in July 1977 and would prove to be the band's most successful album, peaking at number 10 in the UK charts. The album was issued at a time of growing commercial success for the band and followed on the heels of two highly acclaimed studio albums in thirteen months, Sunburst Finish and Modern Music, both of which reached the top twenty of the UK album charts. Live! In the Air Age would be the band's only live record and was recorded on a series of dates in the UK in February and March 1977 on the Rolling Stones mobile unit with John Leckie, who had engineered co-produced the band's previous two albums, supervising the location recordings. The band's UK tour began in late January and was an audio-visual extravaganza that featured the use of projection screens and excerpts from the 1927 German silent film Metropolis, director Fritz Lang's striking science fiction masterpiece. Continuing into February, the first concert to be recorded was at the de Montfort Hall in Leicester on the 12th of that month. The following two nights saw concerts at the Grand Theatre in Leeds which were both captured on tape and saw Bill Nelson perform to an enthusiastic home audience. However, at this juncture fate would intervene to cause a postponement to the remainder of the tour. Travelling to a concert in Bristol on 15th February 1977, Bill Nelson and John Leckie were involved in a car accident which resulted in them being hospitalized at Huddersfield Infirmary. Thankfully, all involved recovered quickly from their injuries, but as a result of the accident, the remaining concerts were postponed until the end of March. The tour began again with two concerts at Hammersmith Odeon in London on March 25th and 26th 1977 which revealed the band to be on top form, feeding off the tremendous warmth of the audience. Further shows in Bristol and Bournemouth on the 27th and 28th March respectively also contained many fine moments. Bill Nelson and John Leckie selected the best performances for mixing at Abbey Road and Advision studios in London and Live! In the Air Age was released in July 1977. Research of all of the Be Bop Deluxe master tapes revealed that multi track tapes of all the shows recorded on the UK tour of 1977 had survived. After digitizing and listening through to all of the Rolling Stones mobile unit 24-track tapes it was decided to include each concert in it's entirety in this expanded boxed set. The concerts were mixed over a period of several months by Stephen W. Tayler and are presented here for the very first time. They reveal the improvisational side of Be Bop Deluxe, particularly on pieces such as Shine and Blazing Apostles which made each concert unique. This set features the original album, newly remastered from the original master tapes, and restores the correct running order of the original LP release and has three bonus tracks drawn from a BBC Radio One John Peel Show session from January 1977. This box also adds an NTSC / Region Free DVD of Star Rider in Concert - Be Bop Deluxe, which was first screened on television in 1977 and appears exclusively in this boxed set for the first time. Finally, this limited-edition boxed set includes an illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes postcards and a replica poster. This special deluxe limited-edition boxed set of Live! In the Air Age is a fitting tribute to a fine live band and the creative vision of Bill Nelson.  The 3CD set features the original album, newly remastered from the original master tapes, and restores the correct running order of the original LP release and has three bonus tracks drawn from a BBC Radio One John Peel Show session from January 1977. Importantly, this 3 CD edition includes the entire concert recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London on 26th March 1977, one of the stand-out concerts from that memorable tour, which has been newly mixed by Stephen W. Tayler and is presented here for the very first time. This edition includes an illustrated booklet with many photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson.

The Beatles/Let It Be [Special Edition] ....CD $18.99
The Beatles/Let It Be [Deluxe Special Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99
The Beatles/Let It Be [Super Deluxe Special Edition] ....5 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $134.99
The Beatles/Let It Be Special Edition [Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition] ....4 LP + 12" EP Box Set $199.98

The Beatles/Let It Be [Super Deluxe Special Edition] ....5 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $134.99

Let It Be Special Edition - The Let It Be album has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. All the new Let It Be releases feature the new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes.  Deluxe 2 CD Packaging: The Special Edition Deluxe 2CD also includes a disc of outtake highlights and a 40-page booklet.  Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Audio Box Set Packaging: Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS, and Dolby Atmos. The Super Deluxe Edition includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more.   Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition  4 LP/12" EP Box Set Packaging: includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo LP mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more. A slipcase box set houses the 4 LPs, 12" EP, and hardbound book.

Albert Bouchard/Imaginos II: Bombs Over Germany (Minus Zero and Counting) ....CD $16.99

Albert Bouchard/Imaginos II: Bombs Over Germany (Minus Zero and Counting) ....CD $16.99

Albert Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Oyster Cult. As a songwriter, he wrote many BOC songs including the very popular "Astronomy" and the live staple "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" on which he also sang lead vocals. "Imaginos 2 - Bombs Over Germany (Minus Zero and Counting)" sees Albert continuing the Trilogy of Imaginos, a concept album about an alien conspiracy that is brought to fruition during the late 19th and early 20th century through the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil. The album weaves scripts and poems by the late Sandy Pearlman. It features guests Ross the Boss (Dictators), Joe Cerisano (Silver Condor, TSO), and reunites original Blue Oyster Cult members Eric Bloom, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and Joe Bouchard, as well current BOC member Richie Castellano, who all contribute to this latest installment. The album also features reworks of classics like "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "The Red and the Black" and "Dominance and Submission."

Bill Bruford's Earthworks/All Heaven Broke Loose ....import CD $20.99

Bill Bruford's Earthworks/All Heaven Broke Loose ....import CD $20.99

Reissue of long out-of-print album by drummer Bill Bruford's Earthworks. Arguably Earthworks Mark I's most fully realized studio release, even as it moves towards a more abstract aesthetic. Includes live performances of the African-influenced 'Libreville' and the more atmospheric 'Pilgrim's Way,' both originally released on 'Dig?,' demonstrating how Earthworks was able to rework and open up the material in performance.

Caravan/It's None of Your Business ....import CD $19.99

Caravan/It's None of Your Business ....import CD $19.99

First new studio album in eight years, Caravan, one of the darlings of the progressive rock and 'Canterbury' scenes, formed in 1968 blending rock, jazz, folk and classical influences into a warm and distinctive sound. Their previous 14 studio albums and numerous live recordings have seen them attract a large and faithful following. The band toured regularly until the restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic. Founder member Pye Hastings (guitar/vocals) remains as Caravan's guiding light and primary songwriter. Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar) first played with Caravan between 1972 - 1981 and returned to the fold in 1995, Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) & Mark Walker (drums) complete the band with Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman & Take That) guesting as bass player following the departure of Jim Leverton while Jimmy Hastings also guests on flute. 'It's None of Your Business' is Caravan's first album since 'Paradise Filter' (2013) and features nine new songs plus one instrumental track influenced to a degree by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months. The album was recorded, as restrictions allowed, 'in the old-fashioned way' between 24th June and 4th July 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne. "Sitting round in a circle having eye to eye contact, a large sound room was required," Pye Hastings explained. "I much prefer this method because you can bounce ideas off each other as they occur with voice encouragement when the whole thing begins to click. And it is much more rewarding to be able to throw insults at each other in person rather than down a telephone line or via email. This is something we are all very experienced at, believe me!"

Caravan/Who Do You Think We Are? ....import 35 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $479.99

Caravan/Who Do You Think We Are? ....import 35 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $479.99

The Canterbury scene combined elements of jazz, folk, rock and melodic pop into a sound that bridged the gulf between psychedelic and progressive rock, and ultimately shattered all genre barriers. At the heart of the Canterbury scene was a group of musicians whose career has now spanned more than half a century: the legend that is Caravan.  Who Do You Think We Are? is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band. This deluxe box set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums - studio and live recordings among them - are joined by eleven previously unreleased live performances.   A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson's 5.1 surround sound mix of the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album Audio Only. In addition, a DVD includes vintage European TV performances from 1971 - 1981 (London Marquee, German TV's Swing In, Bataclan, Paris & French TV show Pop 2).  The lavish packaging of the set reflects the band's stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press articles from across the band's career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye Hastings.  Every copy of the box includes a photo signed by the three surviving members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David Sinclair.  The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters.  This box set will be limited to 2,500 copies worldwide and released on the Madfish Label through Snapper Music. DVD/Blu-Ray all region code.

Put together with the band's full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:

14 newly remastered studio albums & 4 official live albums
11 previously unreleased concert recordings
On Blu-Ray for the first time 48/24 Stereo & 5. 1 Mix by Steven Wilson of In the Land of Grey & Pink
DVD including rare footage from The Marquee 1971, Rock en Stock 1972, Bataclan 1973 & French TV performance 1981
Individually signed photo by the three surviving original members Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, & Richard Sinclair
144 page hardback coffee table book featuring rare photographs & memorabilia
A4 fan club mini book featuring archive articles & an up to date interview with Pye Hastings
A4 replica tour programme for Blind Dog at St Dunstans
'For Girls that Grow Plump in the Night' replica press pack
Caravan's Trip Down Memory Lain Map of Canterbury
Illustrated family tree
2 replica posters

Colosseum/Live in Germany ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $44.99

Colosseum/Live in Germany ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $44.99

Limited three disc (two CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition from Repertoire. Whenever Colosseum toured Germany in their early days, one of the most important engagements was an appearance on the top TV rock show Beat Club. It gave them a chance to play live in front of a studio audience and reach millions of viewers, which helped establish their enduring fanbase. Performances captured in the Bremen TV studios are among the Colosseum classics on this exciting new set. Here is the band led by genius drummer Jon Hiseman featuring James Litherland, Dave Greenslade, Clem Clempson, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe and Dick Heckstall-Smith, with a guest appearance by Barbara Thompson on flute. See and hear them storm through 'Walking in the Park,' 'The Machine Demands a Sacrifice,' 'Take Me Back to Doomsday,' and 'Tanglewood '63' from Beat Club, and revel in powerful performances such as the epic 'Valentyne Suite' and 'Lost Angeles' from their concerts in Frankfurt and Vienna. Complete with liner notes by Repertoire's Chris Welch and interviews with band members, this is another essential album for all Colosseum and prog rock fans.

Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej/Divine Tides ....CD $13.99

Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej/Divine Tides ....CD $13.99

The album "Divine Tides" by the living legend Stewart Copeland (The Police, Curved Air) and Ricky Kej (Grammy Award winner) features artists from all over the world - soundscapes and melodies meet pulsating rhythms, which elevate the senses into a realm of spiritual solitude, where the soul is free - one with itself, one with time, one with our planet! Through its diverse musical canvas "Divine Tides" showcases a world where we can adapt to change, just like the moving tides - a world in which all life can live sustainably and in harmony.

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)

David Crosby/If Only I Could Remember My Name [50th Anniversary Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99

David Crosby/If Only I Could Remember My Name [50th Anniversary Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99

Singer-songwriter David Crosby's solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name, was dismissed by critics when it came out in 1971. Over the years, however, appreciation has grown for the album's adventurous aesthetic, stacked harmonies and haunting lyrics about loss and confusion. Billed as Crosby's solo debut, the album was anything but a one-man project.  Instead, it was one of his most collaborative efforts, featuring an all-star cast of players that included members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana, along with Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and others.  If I Could Only Remember My Name turned 50 earlier this year and Rhino is celebrating with a 2-CD set that includes the album lovingly remastered from the original analog tapes, accompanied by a bonus disc that features a dozen unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternative versions. The new remaster was overseen by original album engineer Stephen Barncard with restoration and speed correction using Plangent Processes.

Miles Davis/The Lost Concert ....2 CD Set $23.99

Miles Davis/The Lost Concert ....2 CD Set $23.99

Venue: La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris, France - Date: 10th July 1991. Miles was renowned for never revisiting the past even though many fans, critics and concert promoters always hoped that he would.  Then in July 1991 Miles went back.  Miles arrived at Paris to play this special gig. It was simply advertised as "Miles and Friends" and neither the audience nor Miles' band had any idea on what they were about to witness. Playing with Miles was an amazing roll-call of past musical associates from the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s: Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Al Foster, Steve Grossman, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Darryl Jones, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, John Scofield and Joe Zawinul. Miles' band members were Kenny Garrett, Foley, Deron Johnson, Richard Patterson and Ricky Wellman. This is the final volume of the Miles Davis "Lost" series (double CD). This time it's a lost concert he recorded in Paris just 3 months before he died.

Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera/Caught by the Heart ....import CD $29.99

Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera/Caught by the Heart ....import CD $29.99

Caught by the Heart is the multi-genre debut collaboration album from two titans of British and New Zealand music, Tim Finn (Split Enz / Crowded House) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music / 801).  Delivering rock, pop, prog, Latin, reggae, classical, and chamber orchestra style pieces, nothing was off limits to the intrepid duo (all drawn from Phil's extensive musical palette, inspired by his love of music regardless of where it comes from). Phil's musical imagination combined with Tim's extraordinary, literate and well observed lyrics - as well as the phenomenal range of international guest musicians - has resulted in a sophisticated, shapeshifting album.

Fragile/Beyond ....import CD $26.99

Fragile/Beyond ....import CD $26.99

UK prog rock band Fragile, who feature Claire Hamill and That Joe Payne guitarist Oliver Day, are releasing a brand new studio album Beyond. This is the second album of original material by the quartet, who are also known as a Yes tribute band and who have toured with Steve Howe, Peter Banks and Yes drummer Alan White. The band also appeared at the Yes 50th anniversary celebrations at London's Palladium in 2018. "The album is largely inspired by '70s Yes music and also many other classical and symphonic influences," says the band. "The album is made up of over 50 minutes of new music in the form of three songs: Beyond, Yours and Mine and The Golden Ring of Time. Fragile, who are completed by drummer Russ Wilson and bassist/keyboardist Max Hunt, released their first album of original material, Golden Fragments, in 2020.

Gentle Giant/Free Hand [5.1 & 2.0 Steven Wilson Mix] ....CD + Blu-Ray $21.99
Gentle Giant/Free Hand [Steven Wilson Mix]
....CD $15.99

Gentle Giant/Free Hand [5.1 & 2.0 Steven Wilson Mix] ....CD + Blu-Ray $21.99

Free Hand was Gentle Giant's seventh album originally released in July 1975. This album was the most commercially successful of the band's career reaching the top 40 albums in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band's maturity, following the successes of In a Glass House and The Power & the Glory.  Having toured Europe & North America non-stop in the years prior to this release with artists like Jethro Tull, Yes, Zappa etc, the band had gone from strength to strength. By the time Freehand was released Gentle Giant had become a major headliner in its own right. All the members were multi-instrumentalists. The band were never afraid of surprising an audience with a 4 part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves onstage at the same time. Gentle Giant albums featured many songs with both literary subjects as well as social and personal commentary on life as rock musicians. Free Hand has more than most. The title of the album and first track were so named as the band had just changed record labels and management and felt unshackled by prior contractual obligations. Putting these issues behind them upon it's first release, Gentle Giant embarked on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, plus a short tour of the UK, to promote the album. The incredible range of Gentle Giant's music is evident hroughout this album. From the intricate vocal fretwork of On Reflection and the delicate medieval flavor of Talybont the Celtic-tinged rock of Time to Kill and the jagged rhythms of Just the Same all those diverse elements which made the band so strikingly original are skillfully blended and perfectly executed. Award winning producer and musician Steven Wilson has added his delicate touch in remixing Free Hand in Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound. His tonal range and painstaking attention to sound quality make Free Hand sound as fresh today as it did on first release. A fitting tribute to the compositional skills and expertise of five dedicated musicians. Steven Wilson's remixed version of Freehand will be released in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 surround sound accompanied by custom animated visuals for each track on Blu-ray. In addition, the original flat mix, original 1975 quad mix and an instrumental mix will all be included in a Digipack CD.

Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence ....CD $16.99
Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $34.99
Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence [Deluxe Gatefold Vinyl] ....import 2 Vinyl LPs + CD $44.99

Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $34.99

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence via Inside Out Music. The album features 11 new songs as Steve has been working hard through Lockdown and, the first time, has completed two studio albums for release within the same year!  Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue Under a Mediterranean Sky, which was released in January and hit Number 2 in the UK Classical Album Chart, Surrender of Silence is a further exploration of Hackett's love of world music, discovering different sounds, moods and textures to deliver a rock album of extraordinary variety, power and beauty.  As with Under a Mediterranean Sky, Surrender of Silence was also recorded during Lockdown and, again, Hackett has called upon some of his musical friends from across the world to contribute. Hackett's regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax, clarinet), Jonas Reingold (bass), Nad Sylvan (vocals) and Craig Blundell (drums) are supplemented by Phil Ehart and Nick D'Virgilio (drums), the vocal talents of Amanda Lehmann, Durga and Lorelei McBroom, Christine Townsend (violin, viola), Malik Mansurov (tar) and Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (dutar). This new album is full-on electric!

Peter Hammill/In Translation ....import CD 16.99

Peter Hammill/In Translation ....import CD 16.99

For the first time ever, Peter has recorded a collection of cover versions. The songs come from a variety of musical worlds: Classical, American Songbook, Italian Pop and Tango. In all but three cases Peter has also translated the songs, from Italian, French and German. As strange a project as this might seem, there's an overall sense of cohesiveness to it and it's absolutely of this time. Two songs have lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein; the music for one is by Jerome Kern, the other by Richard Rodgers. Leiber and Stoller provided lyrics for "I Who Have Nothing," originally an Italian tune.   Three Italian songs are at the core of the album, written (and originally performed) by Fabrizio de Andre, Luigi Tenco and Piero Ciampi. The two tango pieces were composed by Astor Piazzolla. Finally, there are two classical songs, respectively by Faure and Mahler. In Peter's own words... "This collection seems to fit together as a group, not least because most of these songs are to do with measures of dislocation, of loss, of some kind of imagined or anticipated future which didn't arrive. I was unfamiliar with several of these songs before I began this project. One discovery led on to another in some kind of paper trail. The back stories to the songs are interesting and some of the writers and singers had a spectacularly dramatic time of things. I doff my hat to these sometimes complicated lives. My approach has always been to make cultural rather than strictly linguistic translations, so that the spirit of the song rather than its precise narrative is rendered. I hope I've addressed the material, the writers, the original performers, with due and proper respect. Inevitably though there's spin here: mine all mine.  Finally, these recordings were made, of course, in the time of Covid and lockdown. But also in the knowledge that Brexit - in all its horror - was fast approaching. So these performances of, for the most part, European songs were my last as a European singer, with all the rights and privileges that has brought me for so many years."

Help Yourself/Passing Through: Complete Studio Recordings [Remastered] ....import 6 CD Set $59.99

Help Yourself/Passing Through: Complete Studio Recordings [Remastered] ....import 6 CD Set $59.99

Over four decades on, Help Yourself are now regarded as one of the great, unsung British bands of their era and the songs of Malcolm Morley are recognized as true treasures. 'Passing Through - The Complete Studio Recordings' is a six CD set by a band who took their influences from American West Coast Country and Acid Rock, they featured Malcolm Morley (guitars, keyboards, vocals), former Sam Apple Pie member Dave Charles (drums, percussion, vocals), Richard Treece (guitars, vocals, harmonica) and Ken Whaley (bass); the band signed to United Artists in 1970 and their eponymous debut album was issued in 1971. Various comings and goings saw Ernie Graham and Jonathan Glemser, then Deke Leonard in the band. A fifth album was recorded in 1973 but failed to gain a release for over 30 years while Morley recorded a solo album in 1976 that would also remain unreleased for 30 years. This box set gathers together all of the albums plus the unreleased album '5,' all of the band's non-album singles and Malcolm Morley's unreleased album 'Lost and Found' along with a previously unreleased BBC session and a studio demo. The set is newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet with rare photographs and a new essay with interviews and a poster.

Barney James with Warhorse/Koneg: The Second Coming ....import CD $24.99

Barney James with Warhorse/Koneg: The Second Coming ....import CD $24.99

Sleeve note by Rick Wakeman. a stunning heavy prog rock concept LP about the son of Odin, only one original copy exists and was sold for 7000 in 2020. Backed by proto metal legends Warhorse the LP is more complex and features keyboards and soloing lead guitars, issued with the kind permission of Barneys two daughters.

Jean-Michel Jarre/Welcome to the Other Side ....import CD + Blu-Ray $34.99

Jean-Michel Jarre/Welcome to the Other Side ....import CD + Blu-Ray $34.99

As one of the true legends in the electronic music scene, Jean-Michel Jarre continues to deliver some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge performances for his global fanbase to experience. While he's become renowned for his performances at festivals like Coachella and other iconic venues, during the pandemic he looked to continue that trend with a VR show that was set at a virtual rendition of the Notre Dame cathedral in France. Building not just a creative set but the entire immersive experience as well, Jean-Michel Jarre rang in 2021 in style as he performed tunes from Electronica with a touch of reworked classics including Oxygene and Equinoxe thrown in for good measure. Now those who are looking to see the entire show once again will be able to do so, and in a whole new way as well. Jean-Michel Jarre has announced that he will be releasing the NYE live performance Welcome to the Other Side on physical formats including vinyl, and a CD and Blu-Ray boxset. The Blu-Ray boxset itself will be highly desired by his fans as it not only includes the full concert but will also include a MasterClass with Jean-Michel Jarre as he showcases how the show came to life, as well as behind-the-scenes videos.

Tony Kaye/End of Innocence ....import CD $23.99

Tony Kaye/End of Innocence ....import CD $23.99

An album 20 years in the making, the first solo work from former Yes member Tony Kaye.   Marking the events and the journey that followed the world changing moments of 9/11, 'End of Innocence' is designed to be listened to in its entirety.  Featuring Dani Torchia who Kaye met in the wake of 9/11 who has written and performs on the album.   Tony Kaye retired from Yes in 1996, and came out of retirement the week following the events of 9/11 and began to write this album, the power of its music helped Tony to process the day that became the End of Innocence.  The album takes you on a journey from the peace of the night before to the emerging hopeful looking to the future.   Tony Kaye met Dani Torchia in the week following 9/11. This album has been interwoven with the growth of their relationship.  The artwork is painted by Roger Dean, the artist best known for his work with Yes and Asia. It was created after Roger had heard the music and the images reflect the journey the music takes.

King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2021 ....2 CD Box Set $24.99

King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2021 ....2 CD Box Set $24.99

This on-going tour box series continues the opportunity to present King Crimson's music in slightly unexpected ways and, hopefully, to shed some new light on the band and it's music along the way. For this 2021 compilation, and perhaps appropriately for a band that has sported a three drummer line-up seated at the front of the stage since 2014, disc one features tracks which showcase KC's rich history of drummers and percussionists, while Sid Smith's liner notes also focus on the drummers. Disc two takes a slightly more song based detour through all eras of Crim history ending, as concerts have since 2014, with Starless. Both discs feature plenty of historic material and lots of live material by the current band and both also feature a sneak exclusive track/edit from the forthcoming, much anticipated, Robert Fripp "Exposures" multi-disc boxed set.

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.

Pat Metheny/Side-Eye NYC [V1.IV] ....CD $16.99

Pat Metheny/Side-Eye NYC [V1.IV] ....CD $16.99

Pat explains, "I wanted to create an ongoing platform to host a rotating cast of the newer generations of musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way. From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians hiring me, which gave me a chance to develop through the prism of their experiences and the particular demands of what their music implied." Metheny has given this band concept the name Side-Eye and hopes that it might become a rotating group of musicians who could come and go in different combinations. So far, there have been four iterations, hence the V.1-IV sub-heading on the record. Whether searingly electric, powerfully intense or deeply contemplative, highly composed or totally improvised, or even with some new-fangled contraption of his own design, there is always that unmistakable Metheny sensibility at work that has stood at the forefront of jazz for what is now approaching five decades. The Side-Eye series is the latest chapter in his continually unfolding story.

Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger ....2 CD Set $18.99
Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD Set $27.99
Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger ....2 CD + 3 Vinyl LP Box Set $65.99

Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD Set $27.99

NMB are pleased to announce the release of their much-anticipated fourth studio album Innocence & Danger.  With NMB's previous two releases being concept albums, it's perhaps remarkable that Innocence & Danger is a series of unrelated songs, but drummer Mike Portnoy says "After two sprawling back to back double concept albums in a row, it was refreshing to get back to writing a collection of unrelated individual songs in the vein of our first album."  Indeed, making this album came easy to the band; while the initial inspiration came particularly from Bill Hubauer (keyboards) and Randy George (bass), the ideas flowed from everybody from there on, as George recalls: "I am excited about the level of collaboration that we achieved on this one. We even went in with a lot of ideas that weren't necessarily developed, and I think in the end we have something that represents the best of everybody in the band."  In fact - like its two acclaimed predecessors - Innocence & Danger is a double album by inspiration, rather than design, as Portnoy explains: "As much as we wanted to try and keep it to a single album after having just done two double albums, we wrote so much material that we found ourselves with our third double album in a row! That's pretty prog!"   There is also plenty: "There's one half hour epic and another that's about 20 minutes long. I really didn't realize that they were that long when we were recording them, which I guess is great because if a movie is really good, you don't realize that it's three hours long! But there are also some shorter songs: some have poppier elements, some are heavier and some have three part acoustic sections. I'm excited about all of it, really."  The album will be released as a limited 2 CD + DVD digipak (featuring a Making Of documentary), 3 LP + 2 CD boxset and standard 2 CD jewelcase featuring artwork by Thomas Ewerhard (Transatlantic).

Mostly Autumn/Graveyard Star ....import CD $23.99

Mostly Autumn/Graveyard Star ....import CD $23.99

This album is a deep, heartfelt reflection of how we were feeling through 2020 / 2021, a documentation of living through the pandemic. Although a lot of the sadness and otherworldliness was personal to us, I'm sure many will relate to the content. There was simply no other inspiration present, only to write and put into music life as we felt it. We truly believe that the song-to-song strength of this work could be our finest to date, it has been 18 months in the making and the longest studio schedule we have ever experienced. The icing on the cake comes from Troy Donockley of Nightwish and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention who guest beautifully on the album.

Nektar/2004 Live Tour ....import 2 CD Set $26.99

Nektar/2004 Live Tour ....import 2 CD Set $26.99

First mainstream re-issue of the Nektar's reformation tour in 2004 featuring original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden, joined by Randy Dembo and Tom Hughes. A two disc set remastered and approved by the band, it includes songs from their concept album 'Journey to the Centre of the Eye' from 1971 which initially broke them in the USA. A psychedelic and prog rock classic from a band who originally formed in Germany in the late '60s. Nektar live were always an experience, they had massive success in such a context, taking their prog sound into an arena where the light show covering the band with psychedelic motives brought their concept pieces to life.

Nektar/...Sounds Like Swiss ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $28.98

Nektar/...Sounds Like Swiss ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $28.98

Unearthed audio and video recordings from legendary progressive rock band Nektar captured live in Switzerland, 1973. Includes an hour-long concert videotaped for Swiss TV's Kaleidospop, unseen since it's original broadcast. The two CDs include the audio portion of Kaleidospop as well as a complete show soundboard audio recording from the Pavilion des Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 1973. This CD/DVD set is an epic, historical document showcasing the bands early innovative and pioneering sound that remains as vital and influential as ever. Booklet includes liner notes by bassist and founding members Derek "Mo" Moore and Mick Brockett. The band's line up for these legendary performances in fact features all five original members-the late Roye Allbrighton on guitar and vocals, Derek "Mo" Moore on bass and vocals, Allan "Taff" Freeman on organ and vocals, and Ron Howden on drums and percussion in addition to Mick Brockett handling the visual tapestry that was such a key component of the "Music and Light Theatre" that the band was presenting at the very height of progressive rocks main sequence during the mid '70s.

Ozric Tentacles/Space for the Earth [The Tour that Didn't Happen Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $19.99

Ozric Tentacles/Space for the Earth [The Tour that Didn't Happen Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $19.99

 

One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics' uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia & dance music culture. 'Space for the Earth' represents the next harmonic step in the unfolding Ozric journey. Written, programmed, recorded and produced throughout 2019/20 by Ed Wynne in 'Blue Bubble Studios' by the sea, this exploratory and diverse musical adventure comprises seven tracks spanning 45 minutes. Wynne feels that lockdown in a strange kind of way provided 'Space for the Earth' to breathe for a while and for people to rediscover it's resonant healing frequency. "This is space music for people from the Earth to enjoy." These recordings find Ozrics' synth player Silas Neptune and drummer Balazs Szende join forces again with Wynne & also features special guest appearances from former members including synth player Joie Hinton, drummer Nick Van Gelder, flautist Champignon and percussionist Paul Hankin. Psychedelic voyager Gracerooms also contributes additional synth layers. The album ebbs and flows through blissed-out soundscapes featuring incendiary guitar solos, space grooves and ambient atmospheres.  Two CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring 30 minutes of new music.

Pendragon/The Jewel ....import CD $22.99

Pendragon/The Jewel ....import CD $22.99

Pendragon re release their debut studio album from 1985 with the added bonus of the Fly High Fall Far mini album with the original Jewel and Fly High artwork. Remastered by Karl Groom to give the whole recording increased levels to bring it into the modern CD age. There has been a lot of demand for a repress of this album for a number of years.

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.

Porcupine Tree/Recordings ....import CD $18.99

Porcupine Tree/Recordings ....import CD $18.99

Having recently announced that Snapper Music will be representing Porcupine Tree's Transmission label worldwide, new CD and LP reissues of the band's catalogue will roll out throughout 2021. Originally issued in 2001 as a limited edition release, this highly sought after album features songs written during the Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun sessions, including 'Buying New Soul' and 'Ambulance Chasing.' Porcupine Tree released their last album, The Incident, in 2009, marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. This new Transmission 2021 reissue of Recordings remains faithful to the original artwork and comes in a digipack with 8 page colour booklet.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Plays the Music of Rush ....CD $15.99

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Plays the Music of Rush ....CD $15.99

From the world-famous orchestra that brought you symphonic interpretations of Queen, Pink Floyd and ABBA comes a brand new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Canadian prog rock legends, Rush!  Includes dramatic reinterpretations of the Rush classics "Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," "Red Barchetta," "Limelight" and more! Conducted by BAFTA award winning musician and composer Richard Harvey! Available on digipak CD (with a special bonus track featuring Alan Davey's Hawkwind-themed side project Hawkestrel and Rick Wakeman).

The Samurai of Prog/The Lady and the Lion and Other Grimm Tales I ....import CD $22.99

The Samurai of Prog/The Lady and the Lion and Other Grimm Tales I ....import CD $22.99

The Samurai of Prog are having a prolific Run. A few short months after 2020's "Beyond the Wardrobe" album, the core trio of Marco Bernard, Kimmo Porsti and Steve Unruh are joined - as is their way - by a cast of contributing artists and writers, this time crafting an album inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The Samurai have become known in progressive rock circles for their symphonic prog creations, which feature lush and varied keyboard sounds, powerful picked bass guitar, dynamic drums, virtuosic violin and flute, and always mixed and mastered for audiophiles. This is a great addition fo TSoP's ever growing catalog of lovingly crafted new symphonic prog, rooted in the classics, but looking forward.

Steely Dan/Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! ....CD $16.99
Steely Dan/Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live ....CD $16.99

Steely Dan/Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! ....CD $16.99                Steely Dan/Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live ....CD $16.99

Steely Dan announced today they will be going on tour this fall up the East Coast of the United States for their Absolutely Normal Tour 2021. The tour will kick off in Miami and make its way up towards Boston. Along with the announcement of their tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, jazz fusion band have announced the release of two live albums. One; Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! the first live recording by the band in 25 years, which was recorded at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the Met in Philadelphia and more. Two; a live recording of Donald Fagen's acclaimed solo album The Nightfly played by the Steely Dan Band titled The Nightfly Live.

Andy Summers/Harmonics of the Night ....import CD $18.99

Andy Summers/Harmonics of the Night ....import CD $18.99

'Harmonics of the Night' is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings from guitarist Andy Summers. Following on from 'Metal Dog' and 'Triboluminescence,' 'Harmonics of the Night' began it's life as a guitar improvisation for a museum installation of Andy's own photos. He did not like the music they had chosen in the gallery so sat down and recorded some guitar improvisations. Summers says that he built this set out from there. These songs and the photos that inspired them have become a staple of his solo guitar shows. Stand out tracks: 'A Certain Strangeness,' 'Harmonics of the Night' and 'City of Crocodiles.' The album will be released to accompany a new exhibition of his photos at the Leica Gallery, Mayfair starting on October 21st. Andy explains more about the album - The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which was the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of my photography at the Pavilion Populaire in Montpellier. I was able to visit the museum in advance of the opening and decided this time (instead of the usual unsuitable music being played by the whatever gallery!) that I must make a music installation to accompany the photography on the wall, a piece that could be looped and thus provide a continual musical counterpoint to the visual. I made a twenty-minute single guitar improvisation. A Certain Strangeness.This piece put a certain approach in my in my head and pointed me in the direction of eleven more tracks. These pieces which vary from minimalist approaches to African influenced dance pieces and are what I consider the sonic parallels to the photography.

Tangerine Dream/The Sessions VII ....import CD $19.99

Tangerine Dream/The Sessions VII ....import CD $19.99

2021 release. Recorded live at Barbican Hall London on 13th March 2019. The Sessions VII contains one 40 minute instant live composition from the TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick. Tangerine Dream are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy this spontaneous and exceptional live track - inspired by the location and a great concert audience as well.

Toyah/Posh Pop ....import CD $18.99
Toyah/Posh Pop [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $32.99

Toyah/Posh Pop [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $32.99

For over a year one of the most watched 'YouTubers' and internet sensations has been Toyah Willcox. Toyah's 'Sunday Lunch' performances with Robert Fripp and weekend broadcasts have been seen by 38 million. Simultaneous to creating consistently unique online videos, Toyah made the album Posh Pop with her long-term songwriting partner Simon Darlow. Posh Pop is a strong collection of infectious and affirmative pop songs that are as joyous as they are reflective, from the cosmic groove of "Space Dance," to the sun-kissed anthem of unity "Summer Of Love." The album is crafted with evocative storytelling and musicianship from Toyah, Simon Darlow (guitars, keyboards, cello), Bobby [Fripp] Willcox (guitar) and Jeremy Stacey (drums). Posh Pop opens with the energy-burst of "Levitate" and leads the listener on a journey that climaxes in the soaring, intergalactic-tinged "Take Me Home." The album was inspired by the world we find ourselves in today and touches on the ever-present desire to be 'famous for fifteen minutes' a la Andy Warhol, escaping the everyday, but above all staying connected to humankind beyond computer screens and geography. Produced by Simon Darlow, Posh Pop is Toyah's first brand new studio solo album since 2008 and twenty-fifth album since 1979.

Trifecta/Fragments ....CD $16.99

Trifecta/Fragments ....CD $16.99

We are delighted to be able to announce that Trifecta have joined the Kscope family.   Trifecta features three of the contemporary music scene's most lauded and revered musicians - bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Holzman and completing the line-up, Craig Blundell - one of the world's most celebrated drummers.   Having performed together as part of Steven Wilson's band, the three would jam together after soundchecks, forming what they referred to as "jazz club" and from these sessions the fledgling ideas for Trifecta were nurtured, Nick Beggs comments "so after the last tour with Steven finished, we had a handful of tracks ready to work on and as we moved through our various separate projects we agreed to work on Trifecta."  Asked what fans of the musicians can expect from Trifecta he states "Fission! It's like Fusion but less efficient and more dangerous..., however, on hearing the record, my wife said, this is the worst thing she ever heard." We can't wait for you to hear it and see what you think!   The record primarily operates in a jazz rock territory, and is wholly instrumental except for the first single, Pavlov's Dog Killed Schrodinger's Cat, the lyrics of which, Beggs states, "Are written from the perspective of a layman trying to understand quantum mechanics...and failing!"

Vangelis/Juno to Jupiter ....CD $15.99

Vangelis/Juno to Jupiter ....CD $15.99

Inspired by the groundbreaking mission of NASA's Juno space probe and its ongoing exploration of Jupiter, Juno to Jupiter is Vangelis' multi-dimensional journey through electronic, progressive, ambient, techno, orchestral, and vocal music. The project features soprano Angela Gheorghiu and sounds from space recorded by NASA.  Comprising new and original music composed for NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, this album very much continues where 2016's 'Rosetta' left off. After all the delays, we just can't wait!

Edgar Varese/The Complete Works of Edgar Varese Vol. 1 ....import 3 CD Set $34.99

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Edgar Varese was frequently cited by Frank Zappa as his favorite classical composer and a big influence on his own work. This is a three disc box set anthology of recordings of compositions by this pioneering twentieth century avant-garde composer Edgard Varese, spanning a period of almost three decades - from the first recording of one of his compositions, the Nicolas Slonimsky conducted Ionisation, in 1933. Our presentation includes all of Robert Craft's celebrated Varese recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and with an ensemble of woodwinds, brass and percussion; originally released as two separate volumes in 1960 and 1962; Leonard Bernstein's performance of Arcana with the New York Philharmonic from 1958, and Frederic Waldman's sessions with the New York Wind Ensemble and Juillard Percussion Orchestra which produced ferocious versions of Integrales, Ionisation and Octandre, released in 1950 as 'Edgard Varese Complete Works Volume 1.'

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

Vinegar Joe/Finer Things: Island Recordings 1972-1973 [Remastered] ....import 3 CD Set $39.99

Vinegar Joe/Finer Things: Island Recordings 1972-1973 [Remastered] ....import 3 CD Set $39.99

New remastered three CD clamshell boxed set of the classic albums and non-album singles by the legendary band Vinegar Joe released between 1972-1973. One of the great British bands of the early 1970s, Vinegar Joe were formed from the remnants of Dada and featured Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer on vocals along with guitarist and visionary arranger Pete Gage. Renowned for their energetic live shows and engaging image. Sadly, their live reputation failed to deliver commercial success even following 1973's final album 'Six Star General' which featured stand out tracks including 'Black Smoke Rising from the Calumet,' 'Fine Things' and 'Lady of the Rain.' Following the band's demise, both Palmer and Brooks would go on to enjoy huge success as solo artists, while Gage became a noted producer and arranger. This three CD collection gathers together Vinegar Joe's three albums and their non-album singles, all remastered for the first time from the original Island Records master tapes and packaged in replica album sleeves. The set also includes an illustrated booklet with exclusive interviews with both Pete Gage and Elkie Brooks.

Rick Wakeman/Starship Trooper ....CD $13.99

Rick Wakeman/Starship Trooper ....CD $13.99

An out of this world collection of extraordinary performances by the King of Keyboards, the Prince of the Piano, the Saint of the Synth, Rick Wakeman!  This collection contains 2 previously unreleased tracks including a powerful rendition of Tool's "Sober" plus several more brilliant cover songs of The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Doors including 5 never before heard versions! Also includes performances by Gong's Steve Hillage, Yes's Billy Sherwood and Steve Howe, William Shatner, Jerry Goodman and more! Includes liner notes by modern rock scholar Dave Thompson!

Ray Wilson/The Weight of Man ....CD $15.99

Ray Wilson/The Weight of Man ....CD $15.99

Ray Wilson, former Stiltskin and Genesis singer, breaks the silence and returns with 'The Weight of Man,' showing his different influences, compositional, interpretation and performing talents. The Weight of Man is empathy and soul, emotion and realization, experience and the thrill of disappointments, comprehension and hope. A rollercoaster of tunes, that properly sets the perfect surface for Ray's ability in telling stories and empathizing with characters. There are no fillers, every song could be a stand-alone single. Releasing his new album almost in the 20th year since his first solo release, without regretting anything done or repeating it, but taking the best of every experience, making his strongest effort ever. A singer showing new ways of using his unmistakable voice and performing talent, Ray has walked an incredibly long path. Now 'The Weight Of Man' shows him running free, faster than ever before. Only on CD: Bonus track Golden Slumbers, Ray's first Beatles cover.

Neil Young/Carnegie Hall 1970 ....2 CD Set $21.99

Neil Young/Carnegie Hall 1970 ....2 CD Set $21.99

On December 4th 1970, Neil Young played two legendary solo acoustic shows at New York's Carnegie Hall. The 23 songs in this set (2 LP or 2 CD) have been mixed from the original 1/4 inch tapes by Young and Niko Bolas. This is the early show which has never been bootlegged or circulated, and is the first release in Neil's new "Official Bootleg Series."

Frank Zappa/Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show ....2 CD Set $21.99

Frank Zappa/Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show ....2 CD Set $21.99

The first posthumous archival release from the 1988 touring band focuses on the historical last show Frank Zappa ever played in the U.S. The live concert material is taken from Uniondale, NY; Providence, RI and Towson, MD newly remixed from the 48-track digital master tapes. It features the first official release of The Beatles Medley along with over 25 unreleased performances and liner notes by FZ's drummer, Chad Wackerman and Vaultmeister, Joe Travers.

 


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