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# 738

October 9, 2017

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

Significant Price Reductions: Steve Hackett & Djabe, The Residents, Peter Hammill, PFM, Kansas
Radiant Records: Spock's Beard
KScope: Steven Wilson, Tangerine Dream
Esoteric: The Strawbs, Atomic Rooster, Osmosis, Stray, Bill Nelson, Martin Turner, Steve Marriott's Packet of Three, Lonnie Liston Smith, Alan Simon, Wild Silk, Birds of a Feather


Significant Price Reductions

Due to availabilities through different channels of distrubution, the following five titles have had significant price reductions.  If you have already ordered these, you don't need to order again.  You will automatically receive the reduced price.

Coming Soon from Esoteric!!!

Steve Hackett & Djabe/Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes ....import CD + DVD $21.99

Steve Hackett & Djabe/Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes ....import CD + DVD $21.99

Previously listed as $29.99, now reduced to $21.99.  Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the wonderful new studio album by Djabe & Steve Hackett, "Life Is a Journey: The Sardinia Tapes."  The album is the result of an improvised session that took place in a church on the island of Sardinia between the musicians from one of Hungary's most acclaimed jazz groups, Djabe and acclaimed guitarist Steve Hackett. The collaborations between the band and the former Genesis guitarist and acclaimed solo artist began in 2007. Steve Hackett has appeared on the concert stage with Djabe performing both Genesis and Hackett solo material and Djabe compositions. This album is their first collaborative studio album.  Djabe guitarist Attila Egerhazi explains: "When I came to my musician pals with the idea of this recording session I had no certain plans with the tapes. However, this was the exact way I always wanted to create my kind of a music, like we did with my band in the '80s. If I have to describe the atmosphere of these recordings, the first word that comes to my mind is tranquillity. All the notes and music were floating out from placidity."   Steve Hackett adds: "It was great to play spontaneous music with such a talented group of musicians in the wild, rocky countryside of Sardinia, where we also felt the rich history surrounding us, echoing back to ancient times. Such a magical environment provided fertile ground for inspired ideas and a freedom of spirit."  "Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes" also includes a bonus DVD disc featuring a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album, along with bonus features "Sardo Moments," an informal video diary of the recording sessions shot by members of Djabe and five tracks recorded at Budapest Jazz Club in June 2017 including interpretations of the Genesis classic "Fly on a Windshield" and the Hackett tour de force "Please Don't Touch" among others. "Life Is a Journey" is a splendid, serene musical experience, born out of the surroundings in which it was conceived.

 

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The Residents/80 Aching Orphans - 45 Years of the Residents ....4CD + Book Set $29.99

The Residents/80 Aching Orphans - 45 Years of the Residents ....4CD + Book Set $29.99

Previously listed at $59.99, now released to $29.99.  From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Extended, 4CD anthology set chronicling the career of the legendary San Francisco experimentalists and curated with the band themselves, from the debut 1972 single to the band's most recent album, The Ghost of Hope.   Singles, fan favourites, album highlights, live recordings and material never before available on CD.  Detailed track-by-track sleevenotes, new imagery produced exclusively for this collection and an introduction from Homer Flynn of The Cryptic Corporation.  80 tracks across 4CDs, presented in hardback book package.   Includes Santa Dog, Satisfaction, Constantinople, Diskomo, It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World, Hit The Road Jack, Don't Be Cruel, Hello Skinny, Smelly Tongues, Jello Jack, Kaw-Liga, Rushing Like A Banshee, plus material from numerous classic albums.  An ideal introduction for the curious, and a fresh perspective for the band's dedicated fanbase.  Since 1972, The Residents have produced a remarkable run of singles, classic albums and off-the-wall projects defying categorisation.  Produced with The Cryptic Corporation, "80 Aching Orphans" includes rare recordings, live versions and exclusive extracts and edits, and is packed with photographs and insightful commentary.  The Residents' most recent album, The Ghost of Hope, received critical acclaim and proved their appetite for innovation and musical exploration hasn't diminished, forty five years after their first release.  The Residents will soon embark on the 'pREServed' archival album reissue series, including previously unheard material, b-sides, rare recordings and extensive sleevenotes.

 

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Coming Soon from Fie

Peter Hammill/From the Trees ....import CD $17.99

Peter Hammill/From the Trees ....import CD $17.99

Previously listed as $27.99, now listed as $17.99.  Peter Hammill's first solo album since 2014's hugely ambitious ...all that might have been.... represents a return to a more intimate style of music. The songs on From the Trees are mostly based on single piano, guitar and vocal parts designed for live performance. Consequently the overdubbing is textural (supportive guitars, a central spine of bass, synth and string washes, multiple voices - backing, harmony, choral - behind the main one). The characters who pave their fretful way through these songs are in general facing up to or edging in towards twilight. What's coming to them are moments of realization rather than resignation. In the third act of life it's time to look with a clear eye at where one's been, at where one's going. Another unique entry in Peter Hammill's unique catalogue.

 

Coming Soon from Inside Out

PFM/Emotional Tattoos ....import double CD $17.99

PFM/Emotional Tattoos ....import double CD $17.99

Previously listed as $28.99, now reduced to $17.99.  Emotional Tattoos is the 2017 studio albums by Italian Progressive giants, PFM. Marking a return to the band's trademark rock progressivo Italiano sound, Emotional Tattoos takes a compassionate look at the predicament of our planet and humanity, and speculates on the relationship between music and dreaming. Drummer and singer Franz Di Cioccio commented: "We are delighted to be a part of the InsideOutMusic family! We have created a powerful record that will bring the sound and creative energy of PFM to people all over the world." Special edition double CD in digipak (with English and Italian versions of the album).

 

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Kansas/Leftoverture: Live and Beyond ....import double CD $19.99

Kansas/Leftoverture: Live and Beyond ....import double CD $19.99

Previously listed as $29.99, now reduced to $19.99.  Leftoverture: Live & Beyond, features nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas's Spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The set list includes classic hits, deep cuts, songs from 2016's studio album The Prelude Implicit, and culminates with a complete version of the band's sextuple-platinum breakthrough album, Leftoverture. "When we saw how much our fans enjoyed the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour shows, we knew we had to record a live album," said Kansas drummer, Phil Ehart. "When it came to finding someone to produce it, we thought the best possible person would be the guy that produced Leftoverture' forty years ago. So, we called Jeff Glixman." Adds producer, Jeff Glixman, "This band is on fire."

 

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Radiant Records

Coming Soon!!!

Spock's Beard/Snow - Live! ....2CD + 2DVD Set $24.99
Spock's Beard/Snow - Live! ....double Blu-Ray $24.99

Spock's Beard/Snow - Live! ....2CD + 2DVD Set $24.99

Spock's Beard featuring Neal Morse and all members past and present perform "Snow" for the first time ever at Morsefest 2016!  At last year's annual Morsefest in Nashville, the dream of every Spock's Beard fan in attendance came true. The band's original lineup, and current members, performed the critically acclaimed double-disc concept album, Snow, in its entirety. It was a moment in time fans never thought they'd ever get a chance to see. Snow was the last album that Neal Morse recorded with the band before quitting in 2002.  Now it's time for fans worldwide of Spock's Beard and Neal Morse to experience that night for themselves. Spock's Beard features Neal Morse (lead vocals, piano, synths, electric and acoustic guitar), Alan Morse (electric guitars, vocals), Ted Leonard (electric and acoustic guitar, vocals), Jimmy Keegan (drums, percussion, vocals), Nick D'Virgilio (drums, percussion, vocals, acoustic guitars), Ryo Okumoto (keyboards--hammond organ, mellotron, jupiter 8, minimoog, vocoder), and Dave Meros (bass, vocals).  "It is difficult for me to know what to say about Snow and Spock's Beard and this whole amazing event that happened in 2016," says Neal Morse. "I guess what I would like to share from my perspective is that this is an album that meant a lot to many people. It touched the hearts and lives and had profound meaning to people all over the world and in a way, it was like the child that myself and the band bore and then put up for adoption. Since we never played it live and I quit the band right after the album was finished, we never got to experience what it meant to others. We never got to see how it lived out in the world. Until now. I think we always knew that we were going to get together and play it at some point. It just needed to happen. But, as you can imagine, there was a lot of pain associated with this album. So, while Nick (D'Virgilio) had brought it up several times over the years, there was always so much going on in our lives that we put it off and said we were too busy. It just never felt like the right time. Or that's the way it seemed anyway." 

Progreport.com called the Morsefest 2016, "...an event for the ages. For any Spock's Beard and Neal Morse fan it was a wish come true but it also showed the power of this Prog community which continues to bring people from all corners of the world together to celebrate great music and make friends. If you were there, it will be a memory for a lifetime, if you weren't, don't miss the next one!"  As Neal Morse concludes, "Obviously, the stars aligned and many prayers were answered as we gathered to play the Snow album in its entirety for the first time at Morsefest 2016. Some brilliant person had the idea to enlist the extreme talents of both Jimmy (Keegan) and Ted (Leonard) which brought a dazzle and musicality that is off the chart. Between that and Rich Mouser's astounding mix, not to mention Thad Kesten's team of amazing video people, this is one of the finest live concert packages of which I have ever been involved."

 

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KScope

Coming Soon!!!

Steven Wilson/Get All You Deserve ....import double CD + Blu-Ray $18.99

Steven Wilson/Get All You Deserve ....import double CD + Blu-Ray $18.99

A 2017 2CD/Blu-ray edition of Steven Wilson's Get All You Deserve in media book packaging with a 24-page booklet. Directed by long-time visual collaborator Lasse Hoile and featuring Marco Minnemann, Nick Beggs, Theo Travis, Adam Holzman and Niko Tsonev, the concert film - shot in Mexico City during the Grace For Drowning Tour - captures a spectacular live experience in high-definition on Blu-Ray (the audio is on two CDs).

 

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Tangerine Dream/Quantum Gate ....import CD $16.99

Tangerine Dream/Quantum Gate ....import CD $16.99

Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic and progressive music since their formation in West Berlin, 1967.  Inspiring genres, musicians and other art forms, from The Future Sound of London to Porcupine Tree, the widely popular TV show Stranger Things (for which their music also featured in) to seminal video game Grand Theft Auto V (for which they helped to write the soundtrack). The group have also received seven Grammy nominations, written over 100 studio albums and were lead by Edgar Froese, who developed an instantly recognizable synth-based instrumental music based on a meditative musical experience that came to prominence in the '70s and '80s. Quantum Gate promises an updated, contemporary development of their trademark sound: sequencer-driven electronica covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres from ambient soundscapes to energetic, upbeat moments. The album began as a concept and series of musical sketches by Froese before he passed away in 2015. Remaining band members Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane worked together to realize Edgar's visions and expectations of a conceptual album that attempts to translate quantum physics and philosophy into music. New member Ulrich Schnauss comments: "At the moment hardly any other area of science questions our concept of reality (linearity of time etc. ) as profoundly as research in Quantum physics - it's no surprise therefore that Edgar was drawn to these ideas since he had always aimed at reminding listeners of the existence of 'unopened doors.' "This version of Quantum Gate will be released as a CD presented in digipack packaging complete with a 12-page booklet.

 

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Esoteric

Coming Soon!!!

The Strawbs/The Ferryman's Curse ....import CD $21.99

The Strawbs/The Ferryman's Curse ....import CD $21.99

Esoteric Antenna is very pleased to announce the release of The Ferryman's Curse, the first Strawbs album of new material in eight long years. It is produced by the legendary Chris Tsangarides, whose studio is littered with diamond, platinum, and gold discs by the likes of Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen.  The Ferryman's Curse, the title track of the album, is the epic sequel to The Vision of the Lady of the Lake, from Strawbs album Dragonfly, rated by producer Tony Visconti as one of his Top six productions alongside albums by David Bowie and T Rex.  The Nails from the Hands of Christ is a challenging look at the relationship that young people have with the church. The Familiarity Of Old Lovers will raise eyebrows, both lyrically and with its twin lead guitar solos, while The Song of Infinite Sadness is not what it appears to be.   The current Strawbs line-up comprises David Cousins, lead guitarist Dave Lambert, bass player Chas Cronk, and drummer Tony Fernandez, who recorded and toured together in the 1970s. They are joined by keyboard and guitar virtuoso Dave Bainbridge of Iona - a band who created a mystical blend of rock, folk, Celtic and ambient music - a perfect match for Strawbs.

Atomic Rooster/Sleeping for Years - The Studio Recordings 1970-1974 ....import 4 CD Box Set $42.99

Atomic Rooster/Sleeping for Years - The Studio Recordings 1970-1974 ....import 4 CD Box Set $42.99

Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of the very first four CD collection of every album and single track recorded by the legendary Atomic Rooster between 1970 - 1974.  Sleeping for Years is a clamshell boxed set anthologizing all the recordings made by the band on the classic albums Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind You, In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, Made In England and Nice n' Greasy and on such hit singles as Tomorrow Night and Devil's Answer.  Atomic Rooster was formed by former Crazy World of Arthur Brown members Vincent Crane (organ, piano, keyboards) and Carl Palmer (drums). Their self-titled first album was recorded in 1970 with Nick Graham on bass, vocals & flute, but the band soon splintered when Carl Palmer departed to join ELP. In his place came Paul Hammond on drums and guitarist and vocalist John Du Cann.   This line-up recorded the successful hit singles Tomorrow Night & Devil's Answer and the album Death Walks Behind You in 1971. Later that year vocalist Pete French was added to the their line-up for the classic album In Hearing of Atomic Rooster. With the departure of John Du Cann and Paul Hammond came new guitarist Steve Bolton and drummer Ric Parnell. For 1972's Made in England, Chris Farlowe replaced French on vocals. The band's final album of the 1970s, Nice n' Greasy, featured guitarist John Goodsall under the pseudonym of Johnny Mandala. The final release of the 1970s by the band was the single Tell Your Story (Sing Your Song).  Covering every track released by the band in the 1970s, Sleeping For Years is a newly re-mastered collection and also features six rare alternate versions and demos. The set includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews with Nick Graham, Pete French, Steve Bolton and Chris Farlowe.

 

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Osmosis/Osmosis [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Osmosis/Osmosis [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release the first ever official CD release of Osmosis. This remarkable album was a fusion of early progressive and jazz rock and was released by RCA Records in 1970.  Hailing from the Boston area of the USA, Osmosis was a seven-piece group fronted by the legendary saxophonist and flautist Charlie Mariano and also featured Bobby Knox (vocals), Andy Steinborn (lead guitar), Danny Comfort (bass), Charlie Bechler (keyboards), Lou Peterson (drums) and Bobby Clark (drums, percussion).  On stage, Osmosis were a powerful band, featuring two percussionists. In the studio the group were brave and experimental, arguably becoming one of the first true progressive bands to emerge in the United States. Their sole album can be compared to the work of British groups such as Van Der Graaf Generator, Soft Machine or King Crimson, whilst also revealing a more jazz orientated side to their character.  Long overlooked, Osmosis has been re-mastered from the original RCA master tapes. The booklet features an essay by Sid Smith featuring an exclusive interview with guitarist Andy Steinborn.

Stray/Fire & Glass - The Pye Recordings 1975-1976 [Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $22.99

Stray/Fire & Glass - The Pye Recordings 1975-1976 [Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $22.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new two CD set anthologizing all the recordings made by the legendary Stray for Pye Records and its imprint Dawn Records between 1975 & 1976.  Formed in 1966 by West London musicians Del Bromham (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Gadd (vocals), Gary Giles (bass) & Steve Crutchley (drums). Crutchley soon departed the band and was replaced by Ritchie Cole. By August 1968 and whilst aged only 15 or 16 years old, Stray had begun to make a name for themselves on the underground music scene in London, performing at legendary venues such as The Roundhouse and Middle Earth. The band's hard-edged progressive rock earned a loyal following, which resulted in the band signing to Transatlantic Records in January 1970.   Over the next four years the band would record five remarkable albums and would tour with some legendary names in rock such as Black Sabbath, The Groundhogs, Status Quo and Ten Years After. One of the hardest working bands in Britain, Stray failed to make the commercial impact they deserved, and so in 1975 they signed to the Pye Records label.   During sessions for their first album for the label, "Stand Up and Be Counted," Steve Gadd departed the band. Second guitarist Pete Dyer joined Stray and Del Bromham, the band's main song writer, now handled lead vocal duties. Over the next eighteen months Stray recorded two further excellent albums for Pye, "Houdini" and "Hearts of Fire," toured the USA and supported the likes of Kiss and Rush on British tours. Apathy from their record label and the emergence of punk led to Stray disbanding in 1977 but their influence would be felt by a new generation of musicians such as Iron Maiden. Covering every track from the albums "Stand Up and Be Counted," "Houdini" and "Hearts of Fire," this set also includes single tracks and two studio out-takes. "Fire & Glass" includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome featuring an exclusive interview with Del Bromham.

Bill Nelson/Dreamy Screens - Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory [Limited Remastered Edition] ....import triple CD $32.99

Bill Nelson/Dreamy Screens - Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory [Limited Remastered Edition] ....import triple CD $32.99

Esoteric Recordings' imprint Cocteau Discs, dedicated to the work of Bill Nelson, is proud to announce the release of a deluxe three disc clamshell boxed set limited edition collection - "Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory."  The set features three albums, all recorded at Bill Nelson's Yorkshire home studio, the Echo Observatory, in 1981 and 1982 - "Sounding the Ritual Echo" (originally issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill's 1981 album "Quit Dreaming and Get on the Beam"), "Das Kabinet" (a soundtrack to a production of "The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari" by The Yorkshire Actors Company issued as an LP on Bill's Cocteau label in 1981) and "La Belle et La Bete" (a soundtrack to a stage production of Jean Cocteau's classic 1946 film "Beauty & the Beast," first issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill's 1982 album "The Love That Whirls").   All of the recordings featured in this set demonstrate Bill's creativity utilising primitive recording equipment by today's standards. As Bill has stated; "The music was recorded on a domestic four track machine. A high degree of self-discipline was in order. All of the recordings forming "Dreamy Screens" have now become highly regarded in the prolific discography of Bill Nelson.  Long out of print, this Cocteau Discs re-mastered limited edition presents these three wonderful albums once again, restoring the original artwork in the collection in a clamshell boxed set.

 

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Martin Turner/Argus through the Looking Glass ....import CD $20.99

Martin Turner/Argus through the Looking Glass ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Martin Turner is a founding original member of Wishbone Ash and lead vocalist, bassist and key creative force on iconic albums such as the original version of "Argus" along with "Pilgrimage," "There's the Rub" and "New England."  "Argus through the Looking Glass" is a full album re-record of the Argus album now with four previously unreleased bonus tracks and new artwork.  The album features guest appearances by Geoff Downes and the late John Wetton.  Martin Turner will be touring extensively throughout the build up to the 50th Anniversary of Wishbone Ash.

Steve Marriott's Packet of Three/Watch Your Step - Final Performances '91 [Deluxe Box Set] ....import 4 CD Box Set $28.99

Steve Marriott's Packet of Three/Watch Your Step - Final Performances '91 [Deluxe Box Set] ....import 4 CD Box Set $28.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, this four CD box set lovingly documents the final musical years of a true legend, a great songwriter, musician, and formidable frontman. Steve Marriott was sadly taken from us prematurely at the age of 44 on the 30th April 1991. Vocalist and guitarist in such great bands as Small Faces and Humble Pie, Steve clearly had so much more to give, as is evidenced here, and this box set attempts to pay respect to the inspirational talent that is Steve Marriott by compiling four of his last ever live shows from his final year with us in 1991.  These live sets contain many old favorite Marriott classics such as 'Itchycoo Park,' 'All or Nothing,' 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' and 'Big Train Stops at Memphis,' live Packet of Three staples, a smattering of rhythm & blues standards, plus a number of Chuck Berry classics in 'Talking 'Bout You' and 'Memphis Tennessee.' This collection of live sets demonstrates the fact that not only was Steve an immense performer throughout his whole career, but that he was sadly taken from us far too early.

Lonnie Liston Smith/A Song for the Children + Exotic Mysteries ....import CD $17.99

Lonnie Liston Smith/A Song for the Children + Exotic Mysteries ....import CD $17.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, a welcome repress for these two classic albums: "A Song for the Children" and "Exotic Mysteries" which features 'Space Princess' a Lonnie Liston Smith masterpiece.  "A Song for the Children" features seven jazz fusion masterpieces including the title track which can only be described as more disco than jazz but it really worked and is now one of Lonnie's standards along with 'Expansions' & 'Space Princess.'  The album "Exotic Mysteries" as Lonnie points out on the sleeve notes was one of his personal favourites to record and an album where he discovered a young sixteen year old Marcus Miller, who wrote several songs for the album, and Lonnie knew he would be a star. The track 'Quiet Moments' is one of Lonnie's favourite tracks.

Alan Simon/Excalibur IV: The Dark Age of the Dragon ....import CD $20.99

Alan Simon/Excalibur IV: The Dark Age of the Dragon ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Excalibur IV is the widely anticipated fourth new studio album in the Celtic Rock Opera series, following on from the gold and platinum selling original trilogy.  Excalibur IV was played live in its entirety to 12 arenas in Germany in December 2016 and will be touring again in 2018.  This new album based on the legendary story of King Arthur features guest appearances from: Alan Stivell, Michael Sadler (Saga), Jesse Sibenberg & John Helliwell (Supertramp), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Moya Brennan (Clannad), Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth), Bernie Shaw (Uriah Heep), Siobham Owen, Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), John Kelly (The Kelly Family), Maite Itoiz (Elfhental).

Wild Silk/Visions in a Plaster Sky: The Complete Recordings 1968-1969 ....import CD $19.99

Wild Silk/Visions in a Plaster Sky: The Complete Recordings 1968-1969 ....import CD $19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Wild Silk's double-sided classic '(Vision in a) Plaster Sky' / 'Toymaker' has long been coveted by enthusiasts of UK '60s pop-psych. The exciting news is that now an extensive anthology of the extant recordings by this talented Luton outfit is available, including what was intended for a full-length release at the time.  Signed by Shel Talmy Productions in early 1968, the quartet issued three singles in the UK as Wild Silk, alongside a further pair in the US (one under the name Basil), and a subsequent UK single credited to Cotton Socks. Mostly taped with the cream of British session men, the band's recordings constitute a remarkable transatlantic take on the West Coast sunshine pop sound, with excellent covers of material by Sagittarius, Harpers Bizarre, the Tokens and Randy Newman, as well as strong original material in a Hollies/Grapefruit vein.  Visions in a Plaster Sky contains the released singles, the unissued Wild Silk album, and sundry outtakes, all produced by Shel Talmy. Also included are a brace of tracks cut in late 1969 with Talmy associate Hugh Murphy, when the band augmented its personnel ahead of being renamed Little Big Horn. These sport a heavier psych flavour and include an alternate mix of the current club favourite 'Just a Game.'   Assembled from freshly-transferred masters and packaged with detailed notes from reissue producer Alec Palao, that include the contribution of all four original Wild Silk members, Visions in a Plaster Sky finally spills the beans on an intriguing entry in the British pop-psych pantheon, and will delight any aficionado of the genre.

 

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Birds of a Feather/Birds of a Feather: The Page One Recordings ....import CD 19.99

Birds of a Feather/Birds of a Feather: The Page One Recordings ....import CD 19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, presenting the nom de plumage of Birds of a Feather, namely sisters Doreen and Irene Chanter, with their sole album, recorded in April and released in October 1970, the result of an audition with publisher Dick James Music.   This subsequently led to an association with a production team, led by Gus Dudgeon, which included arrangers, musicians and writers then concurrently involved in the developing world of Elton John. Assistant to Dudgeon, Stuart Epps sat in the producer's chair, Caleb Quaye the arranger, and Elton John himself as session pianist, backing vocalist and writer providing four of his songs for the LP:  'Border Song' and 'Bad Side of the Moon' (recorded a fortnight after Elton's single versions released in March 1970), 'Take Me to the Pilot' (from the eponymous Elton John LP released April 1970), 'Country Comfort' (Elton's version released on the Tumbleweed Connection LP in October 1970).  The album is also noteworthy for the inclusion of five original songs penned by Doreen Chanter.  The sisters Chanter gained a reputation for their soulful and gospel-like performances which, aside from a string of their own singles, made them much in demand for backing vocals, performing with Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, John Miles, Meatloaf and Joe Cocker amongst others.  Making its CD debut, this RPM re-issue includes a fully illustrated booklet featuring fresh interviews with Stuart Epps and Doreen Chanter, presenting insights into the scene at the time.

 






There's more to come soon!!!  Spread the word!


Gary

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# 737

September 25, 2017

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

Alucard: Gentle Giant
Summerfold/Winterfold: Bruford
Auntie Social: Security Project
MoonJune: Stick Men featuring Mel Collins, Wingfield Reuter Sirkis
Arion: Glass Hammer
Cuneiform: Art Zoyd, Ed Palermo Big Band, Raoul Bjorkenheim & Ecstasy, Schnellertollermeier
Rare Noise: David Fiuczynski & Phillip Gerschlauer
Burning Shed: Yes, Marillion, Ant-Bee
Ryko/WEA/ADA: Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Twin Peaks {Music from the Limited Event Series], Angelo Badalamenti & Various Artists, Eric Johnson, Montrose, Appice, Jerry Yester, David Bowie, Steve Howe, The Levin Brothers, Neil Young, David Crosby, Ronnie Montrose with Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer, Robin Trower, Mogwai, Sparks, Deep Purple, Gary Numan, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Doors, Alvin Lee & Ten Years After, Randy Newman, Raspberries
Real Gone Music: Grateful Dead, The Rain Parade, Ornette Coleman, Duane Eddy, The Complete Loma Singles: Vol. 1, Larry Coryell, Laura Nyro, The Rascals, Jessie Ed Davis, Artful Dodger, Marc Johnson, Cheap Trick, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Honeybeat Groovy 60s Girl-Pop


Alucard

Available Now!!!

Gentle Giant/Three Piece Suite ....import CD $17.99
Gentle Giant/Three Piece Suite [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + Blu-Ray $19.99

Gentle Giant/Three Piece Suite [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + Blu-Ray $19.99

On September 29th 2017 Gentle Giant will release "Three Piece Suite."   Gentle Giant - Three Piece Suite is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band's first three albums (Gentle Giant, Acquiring the Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era. Only a few songs from each album are known to exist as multi-tracks, with the rest presumably lost.  Three Piece Suite will be available as a  two-disc digipak containing 96/24 animated Blu-ray plus CD and a single disc digipak CD.  Gentle Giant's Three Piece Suite includes the songs "Giant," "Nothing At All," and "Why Not" from the first album Giant; "Pantagruel's Nativity," "The House, The Street, The Room" from the second album Acquiring The Taste; "Schooldays," "Peel the Paint," "Mr. Class And Quality," and "Three Friends" from the album Three Friends completes the list of the original recorded material.  The band and Steven Wilson are including a previously commercially unreleased song "Freedom's Child" taken from the first recording sessions with legendary producer Tony Visconti.  The liner notes by Interviewer Anil Prasad include reflections from Gentle Giant's members about the writing and recording sessions.   Steven Wilson and Tony Visconti share their incredible observations about the early days of this unique collection of timeless music from one of progressive rock's most influential bands.  Tony Visconti recounts: "I was a very optimistic young man in 1970 ... I thought music like theirs would save the world from mediocrity. I couldn't wait to sink my teeth in it. I championed their cause by becoming sympathetic to the point where I temporarily joined the band for both albums. I modified their arrangements and pulled off some stunning audio effects that gave their sound more depth and immediacy. The band knew I was on their side. I remember there being a great feeling of camaraderie during the sessions."  Steven Wilson explains: "To create the new mixes, I used Logic as the software and Universal Audio plug-ins, which provide emulations of classic analog outboard effects, channel strips and old mixing desks ... I used these tools to clean things up and bring out some more clarity, detail and definition in some of the instrumental interplay. There was never a question of trying to outdo the original mixes, but offer different perspectives on them."  Tony Visconti continues: "In our own way, we've touched the ears, minds and hearts of thousands of true believers."  The band members, collectively, feel there are still good reasons its fans continue to enjoy Gentle Giant's music and why it continues to be discovered by new generations.  For fans of Gentle Giant Three Piece Suite is a must have. For fans of great musicianship and progressive rock this is an incredible insight into the earliest days of this legendary band.

 

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Summerfold/Winterfold

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Bruford/Seems Like a Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 ....import 6 CD + 2 DVD-A Box Set $114.99

Bruford/Seems Like a Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 ....import 6 CD + 2 DVD-A Box Set $114.99

Containing the collected works of Bruford on one extraordinary 6cd/2dvd-a box set, Seems Like a Lifetime Ago is a magnificent testament to one of the UK's most inventive and important progressive fusion bands.  Featuring 2017 remastered versions of the albums Feels Good to Me (1978), One of a Kind (1979), The Bruford Tapes (1979), and Gradually Going Tornado (1980), the set additionally includes the previously unreleased Live at the Venue, 1980 and the highly sought after 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions (also from 1980).    Showcasing the prodigious talents of Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart, the late Allan Holdsworth (who the album is dedicated to), Jeff Berlin and The 'Unknown' John Clark, the set includes a 16 page colour booklet (with band interviews and an essay written by Sid Smith), a reproduction concert poster, two black and white photo prints of the band, and a signed and numbered certificate of authentication.  Feels Good to Me and One of a Kind are available on both remastered CD and DVD-a, with 5.1 mixes, the latter 5.1 mixes by Jakko Jakszyk.  N.B. The box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies globally.

 

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Auntie Social

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Security Project/Contact ....CD $17.99

Security Project/Contact ....CD $17.99

The Security Project has once again reinvented itself, this time with vocalist Happy Rhodes. Together with Jerry Marotta (drummer from Peter Gabriel’s first five records), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Michael Cozzi (Shriekback) and NY keyboardist David Jameson, the group continues reimagining the early work of Peter Gabriel (and also, on this disc, Kate Bush), but with Happy’s impressive four-octave vocals adding an entirely new dimension. This live release comes from shows in the US and their recent Japanese tour.  Tracks: Lead a Normal Life, I Don't Remember, San Jacinto, Intruder, Rhythm of the Heat, Mother Stands for Comfort, No Self Control, Family Snapshot, I Have the Touch, Games without Frontiers / Of These Hope, Lay Your Hands on Me.

 

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Be sure to catch Security Project on the road this fall!!!

NE USA Tour 2017

November 2, 2017 Kingston, NY Front Room
November 3, 2017 Newton, NJ Newtown Theatre
November 5, 2017 New Hope, PA Havana
November 7, 2017 Northampton, MA Iron Horse
November 8, 2017 Pawling, NY Daryl's House
November 10, 2017 Boston, MA Regent Theater
November 11, 2017 Schenectady, NY (2 shows) Van Dyke Lounge
November 14, 2017 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
November 15, 2017 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
November 17, 2017 Indianapolis, IN The Irving Theater
November 18, 2017 Auburn Hills, MI Callahan's Music Hall
November 20, 2017 Milwaukee, WI Shank Hall
November 21, 2017 Chicago, IL Reggie's

 


MoonJune

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Stick Men featuring Mel Collins/Roppongi ....double CD $19.99

Stick Men featuring Mel Collins/Roppongi ....double CD $19.99

Stick Men and King Crimson fans are in for a treat. For the recent shows in Japan, Mel Collins joined the power prog trio Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter) for six concerts. It's not the first time the Stick Men have collaborated with a Crimson alumni. In April 2015 David Cross went out to work with the trio, which resulted in the double album "Midori." Recorded at Billboard Live, Tokyo, on 21 February 2017.  Tony Levin: stick and voice; Markus Reuter: touch guitars AU8, soundscapes, keyboard; Pat Mastelotto: acoustic and electronic drums and percussion; Mel Collins: saxophones, flute.

Wingfield Reuter Sirkis/Lighthouse ....CD $17.99

Wingfield Reuter Sirkis/Lighthouse ....CD $17.99

Lighthouse, featuring guitarist Mark Wingfield, touch guitarist Markus Reuter and drummer Asaf Sirkis, represents a true paradigm shift in what improvised music can be. This isn't jazz, though its improvisational spontaneity suggests at least a tenuous link. It isn't rock - or, more appropriately, progressive rock - though it certainly is, by definition, progressive in its futuristic stance. Nor is it free improv, despite its overall lack of planning. Instead, the bold and utterly fresh Lighthouse represents nothing less than a brand new methodology and a completely unheard-of way of doing things, its sense of progression and imagination miraculously drawn from the ether, with no clear precedent or preconception.  Mark Wingfield's 2015 MoonJune album Proof of Light (also featuring Sirkis and The Stone House bassist, Yaron Stavi) was a career-definer and instrument gamer-changer for the American-born British guitarist, whose reach ranges from jazz to rock to classical music and beyond, and with a C.V. that features work with improvisers ranging from fellow-Brit Iain Ballamy and Indonesia's Dwiki Dharmawan to Norway's Thomas Stronen, as well as tenure in ResRocket, which includes collaboration of big names such as Peter Gabriel, Tricky, Todd Rundgren and Dave Stewart.   The multidisciplinary Markus Reuter - musician, composer, record producer and instrument designer - has become, after early years garnering exposure as a solo artist and with groups including Centrozoon and Tuner, to more popular acclaim and high demand as a member of Stick Men (featuring King Crimson's Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto) and The Crimson ProjeKct (Stick Men, joined together with Crimson alum Adrian Belew's Power Trio with Julie Slick and Tobias Ralph).   Israeli expat Asaf Sirkis' expansive resume has, since relocating to U.K. where he's achieved attention for his own groups including The Inner Noise and guitar-based Asaf Sirkis Trio, built an expansive, still-growing resume that includes Tim Garland's Lighthouse Trio, fellow Israeli expat Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, Jacob Collier, Natasha Atlas, Nicolas Meier, Phil Robson, Dwiki Dharmawan and Glauco Vernier, amongst many others.  Individually and, now, together as Wingfield Reuter Sirkis, these three imaginative musicians continue to expand the potential of their respective instruments ... and, with the exhilarating Lighthouse, developed a new vernacular for 21st century improvisation.

 

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Arion

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Glass Hammer/Untold Tales ....CD $16.99

Glass Hammer/Untold Tales ....CD $16.99

Untold Tales is a collection of rare and previously unreleased studio and live tracks. "We're celebrating twenty-five years of Glass Hammer music over the next several months," says bassist and Glass Hammer co-founder Steve Babb. "Untold Tales contains material that actually dates back to our beginnings. We realized we were sitting on a hoard of unreleased material spanning the life of the band. We thought Glass Hammer's twenty-fifth anniversary was a good time to release much of it." Untold Tales features vocalists Walter Moore, Jon Davison, Carl Groves and current front-girl Susie Bogdanowicz as well many other current members and Glass Hammer alumni.

 

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Cuneiform

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Art Zoyd/44 1/2: Live + Unreleased Works ....12 CDs + 2 DVDs Box Set $189.99

Art Zoyd/44 1/2: Live + Unreleased Works ....12 CDs + 2 DVDs Box Set $189.99

One of Cuneiform's most expansive releases to day, Art Zoyd 44 1/2 is a limited edition 14-disc set that covers the entirety of this legendary band's existence. Included are 12 CDs of all previously unreleased live + studio material and 2 DVDs of performances, including the group's reunion performance at the Rock In Opposition Festival in 2015. Also included are two extensive booklets of texts and photos, PLUS EXTRAS!!!

 

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Ed Palermo Big Band/The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren ....CD $17.99

Ed Palermo Big Band/The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren ....CD $17.99

The Ed Palermo Big Band combines two unlikely American masters with The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren, a dizzying and ingenious reinvention of music by Todd Rundgren and Frank Zappa, two much-loved but drastically different American rock composers.  Ed Palermo may have gained an international following with his ingenious orchestral arrangements of Frank Zappa tunes, but he's hardly a one-trick pony. Earlier in the year the saxophonist released an uproarious and hugely acclaimed double album The Great Un-American Songbook Volumes 1 & 2, a project celebrating an expansive roster of songs by successive waves of music by the British invasion. With his new big band project, Palermo is back on his home turf, but the landscape feels strange and uncanny. He's reclaiming the Zappa songbook, filtering Frank through the emotionally charged lens of the polymathic musical wizard Todd Rundgren in a wild and wooly transmogrification. Palermo somehow captures the essence of these iconoclastic masters, making Zappa Zappier and Todd more Rundgrenian.   The seamless ease with which Palermo and his crack crew navigate between the Zappa and Rundgren shouldn't come as a surprise. Over the years Zappa's music has proven supremely pliable in Palermo's capable hands; everything he brings into the big band is a labor of love for him. "Todd Rundgren holds a very special place in my heart," Palermo says. "It was about 2 years ago doing our regular appearances at The Falcon that I decided to have Zodd Zundgren night. A lot of people who like the music of Zappa also like Rundgren and Steely Dan, but there are already enough Steely Dan cover bands out there..."  While Palermo has written more than 300 Zappa charts, he's cast an increasingly wide net for material. Recent releases like 2014's Oh No! Not Jazz!! and 2016's One Child Left Behind featured a bountiful selection of his original compositions and material by composers not named Frank Zappa.  Nothing demonstrates the ensemble's ongoing vitality better than the stellar cast of players, with most of the players being longtime collaborators; many of these top-shelf musicians have been in the band for more than a decade, and they bring wide ranging experience, expert musicianship and emotional intensity to Palermo's music.

 

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Raoul Bjorkenheim & Ecstasy/Doors of Perception ....CD $17.99

Raoul Bjorkenheim & Ecstasy/Doors of Perception ....CD $17.99

Raoul Bjorkenheim electric 6 & 12 string guitars, Jori Huhtala doublebass, Pauli Lyytinen saxes and wood flute, Markku Ounaskari drums.  "I always felt there's something special about having a band. An all-star session can be good too, but the thing I'm missing nowadays in jazz is really good bands playing together tightly, turning on a dime together, and especially improvising together." - Raoul Bjorkenheim.   Finnish-American guitarist Raoul Bjorkenheim and Ecstasy take a trip into the unknown with Doors of Perception, a session of kaleidoscopically inventive improvisation. The album captures an extraordinary working ensemble stretching into transfixing new spaces, settings defined as much by texture, vibe and sinuous melodic lines as by rhythmic and harmonic structures.  Ecstasy continues to expand its sonic palette. Over the course of seven years the musicians have forged a riveting communion. Capaciously inventive, rigorously gutsy and unapologetically Nordic, the music flows from the forbidding Finnish landscape and the hothouse Helsinki scene that gave birth to the band.   "The band has really developed during the last few years, getting to a point that I had hoped we would reach," Bjorkenheim says. "We went into the studio with some sketches, but most of the music was created spontaneously, and you get a sense of this ongoing conversation. We couldn't have done this five years ago. We didn't have this kind of trust yet."  One sure sign of the quartet's deep connection is the way they distill ideas. Sequenced as a stream of consciousness train of impressions, Doors of Perception features 10 tracks that all clock in under five minutes. Rather than exploring extended forms or expansive soundscapes the music is marked by pithy statements and compressed drama. While Bjorkenheim is no stranger to long musical structures, he was after a different kind of narrative arc on Doors of Perception. Much like each piece is a finely calibrated aural microcosmos, the album proceeds from track to track with its own internal logic. "In a way it is countercultural," Bjorkenheim says. "It's an invitation to a listener to enter in the world that might be disorienting. I don't hear a walking bass, is this jazz? It might be a little bit of a challenge, but it's also an invitation."  Both previous Raoul Bjorkenheim and Ecstasy albums were nominated for the Emma prize for best jazz recording in Finland, which is the Finnish version of the Grammy. With Doors of Perception, Bjorkenheim and Ecstasy offer something all too rare these days, a musical journey in which the destination is unknown and unpredictable.

 

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Schnellertollermeier/Rights ....CD $17.99

Schnellertollermeier/Rights ....CD $17.99

Manuel Troller - guitar & effects, Andi Schnellmann - electric bass & effects, David Meier - drums.  Clarity. Attitude. Skill. These aren't really qualities that define our time. All too often, our ephemeral reality finds itself reflected in a jittery retro-music that sucks its data from the Cloud - that atomised archive accessible to all.   Schnellertollermeier's fourth album is their reply to all this: Rights, and it offers ample demonstration of their own clarity and ability. Rights comprises four pieces, every one of them inscribed with radicalism. Each is built on just a few ideas and develops out of them until it sounds like a Cubist work of art that seems to gaze out from the most varied of perspectives, but always in the same direction. This is the key to the immense depth and beauty of this album. Apart from the fact that it simply blows you away.   The band has an immense presence - that's the first thing you notice. Initially, you only hear concise, repetitive patterns, but you can already feel their powerful performing energy, their will to play out and not to yield to any ceremonial, reductionist modes. The pressure is high, their concentration levels too, and their energy levels aren't a sudden spasm but a prerequisite. This music is complex, but never so much so that the band couldn't play it with something in reserve. That keeps their music open and free - also for those who hear it. Schnellertollermeier is never just brash. They regulate the intensity of their sound with the highly controlled nuances of a precision engineer handling thumbscrews. They never discharge an impertinent punch - instead it's outstretched, held out, and offered up.  These pieces are long, but they aren't suites. Instead, the band members asked themselves: what form will emerge if we take a single idea, think it through consistently, and play it? The electric sound of the guitar has already been composed "into" these electronic textures right from the start. Brutal backbeats rise up out of the serial structure and are expanded and radicalised by the band. Riffs push the tracks over the edge, but then open up for drones and overtone concerts; then they draw themselves in again and push the piece onto the next level.

 

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Rare Noise

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David Fiuczynski & Phillip Gerschlauer/MikroJazz ....CD $15.99

David Fiuczynski & Phillip Gerschlauer/MikroJazz ....CD $15.99

2017 release. On MikroJazz, their cutting edge joint project for RareNoise Records, German saxophonist Philipp Gerschlauer and guitarist David Fiuczynski explore the world of music that falls between the cracks of the tempered scale. Joined by jazz drumming legend Jack DeJohnette, fretless electric bassist Matt Garrison and microtonal keyboardist Giorgi Mikadze, this daring crew creates dreamy, otherworldly soundscapes on tunes by Gerschlauer like aptly-titled "Hangover (Schlechter Kater)" and "LaMonte's Gamelan Jam" along with a swinging microtonal tune "Mikro Steps" and other originals like Fiuczynski's "MiCroY Tyner," "Zirkus Macabre" and "Lullaby Nightmare." Fiuczynski, who heads up the Planet MicroJam Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, previously released two microtonal recordings on RareNoise - 2012's Planet MicroJam, which opened a Pandora's Box on non-Western tuning, and 2016's Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian MicroJam!, which was jointly dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and innovative hip-hop record producer JDilla. Gerschlauer, who was inspired by French composer Gérard Grisey and Paul Desmond had been independently exploring the world of microtonal music in Berlin and New York before developing a method of dividing an octave (12 notes in equal temperament) into 128 notes on the alto saxophone.

 

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Burning Shed

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Yes/Pattern Logo (White) ....import T-Shirt $29.99 Yes/Red Speech Bubble Logo (black) ....import T-Shirt $29.99
Yes/Pattern Logo (White) ....import T-Shirt $29.99 Yes/Red Speech Bubble Logo (black) ....import T-Shirt $29.99

The classic 1970's Yes logo featured on a Gildan Softstyle white t-shirt.  Also the Yes 'speech bubble logo' from the band's 1969 debut album featured on a Gildan Softstyle black t-shirt.  Please note that these European made shirts can run a bit smaller that US made shirts.  Please use these guidelines when selecting your size.   To fit chest:  S 34/36"; M 38/40"; L 42/44"; XL 46/48"; XXL 50/52".

Marillion/Living in FEAR ....import EP-CD $9.99

Marillion/Living in FEAR ....import EP-CD $9.99

"Living In F E A R" comes in a limited CD Digipak carrying three additional unreleased live songs: The fifth section of "The Leavers," called "One Tonight," a song about leaving lives and families behind to go on tour and being in a new country - a very personal song for Marillion. The epic "Neverland," originally from "Marbles," and "Dry Land," originally from "Holidays In Eden," complete this EP: two live versions released for the first time outside of the band's own "Racket Records" catalogue, serving a precursor of a strictly limited reissue series of the band's jewels, so far only sold or shared to through their wonderful web shop.

 

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Ant-Bee/Pure Electric Honey ....import CD $17.99

Ant-Bee/Pure Electric Honey ....import CD $17.99

Ant-Bee is the brainchild of Billy James, an author, composer, percussionist and legendary PR person who is possibly best known for his books on Frank Zappa and Todd Rundgren, and work with members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, the Alice Cooper Group and Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band.  Pure Electric Honey was Ant Bee’s first full-length album from 1990.  Billy James: "Pure Electric Honey was the result of several years of experimenting with my 4-track reel-to-reel recorder in the early 1980s in Los Angeles. I have always been a huge fan of Syd Barrett era Pink Floyd as well as the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour/Sgt. Pepper etc. So once I had recorded quite a few tracks, I decided for the heck of it to submit some of them to the Bomp/Voxx label in LA. There was a big psychedelic resurgence at the time, particularly in LA and the UK, which also gave way to the fanzine craze in the late 1980s. Much to my surprise, Greg Shaw, head honcho at Bomp/Voxx Records, really dug my demos and offered me a record deal. It received critical acclaim worldwide and many excellent reviews."

Ant-Bee/Lunar Musik ....import CD $17.99

Ant-Bee/Lunar Musik ....import CD $17.99

Lunar Muzik is the third album by Ant-Bee, originally released in 1997 through Divine Records.  These days there are many artists who work through the intensely 21st Century modus operandi of file swapping. But Ant-Bee, aka Billy James was doing it over a decade before it became standard procedure. Billy James, an author of rock biographies and a musician in his own right, reassembled great musicians from the psychedelic era in his own Ant-Bee project. Featuring contributions from The Mothers of Invention, the Alice Cooper Group, and members from Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Ant-Bee has recorded several albums of material that bring together the styles of several branches of late 1960s experimental rock music.  After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Ant-Bee began in 1987 in Los Angeles as an outlet for James to showcase his musical affinity to the Psychedelic and experimental music of the late 1960s.  Three years in the making, Lunar Muzik explored both the pop and experimental side of the Psychedelic spectrum and was bolstered by strong production and appearances from Daevid Allen of Soft Machine and Gong and Harvey Bainbridge of Hawkwind and the original Alice Cooper Group.

 


Ryko/WEA/ADA

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Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas/The World of Captain Beefheart ....CD $15.99

Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas/The World of Captain Beefheart ....CD $15.99

Gary Lucas, who made his reputation as an outstanding guitarist with Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet), has been determined to keep Don's brilliant and groundbreaking legacy alive by leading tributes to his late friend and mentor for many years - including jazz-rock ensemble Fast 'N' Bulbous, and his own one-man Captain Beefheart Symposium. His latest tribute to the genius of Don Van Vliet is a 5 piece group, The World of Captain Beefheart - featuring Gary Lucas and legendary soul icon Nona Hendryx (Labelle) on vocals. They've just recorded a new studio album that spans the entire length and breadth of Captain Beefheart's groundbreaking catalog, from "Safe as Milk" through "Trout Mask Replica" and beyond. Also along for the wild ride are Fast 'N' Bulbous bassist Jesse Krakow, keyboard whiz Jordan Shapiro (Gods and Monsters), and drummer Richard Dworkin (Alex Chilton). Together they cover the cream of Beefheart's wildly original synthesis of r&b, free jazz, rock and blues which spans his recorded entire output. Gary and Nona first came together a few years ago in a big symphonic Beefheart tribute with The Metropole Orchestra at Amsterdam's Paradiso, produced by Co de Kloet. Now they're together again rocking out in a lean and mean Beefheart machine.

 

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Ryuichi Sakamoto/Rage [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ....CD $15.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Rage [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ....CD $15.99

Following the release of Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, Milan Records is pursuing its collaboration with legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto to bring Western audience his recent scores to Japanese and Korean films unreleased in Europe and North America.   In 2016 Ryuichi Sakamoto composed the music for the Korean thriller IKARI (Rage). Based on the famous novel by Shuichi Yoshida, directed by Sang-il Lee and starring Ken Watanabe, the film tells the story of a grisly unsolved murder that links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities.  The film features a beautiful and moody piano-driven score by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Its main theme is unforgettable. This album is a must have for all the fans of Ryuichi Sakamoto and a great opportunity to bring exposure to the less known work of the composer in Japan and Korea.

 

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Various Artists/Twin Peaks {Music from the Limited Event Series] ....CD $16.99

Various Artists/Twin Peaks {Music from the Limited Event Series] ....CD $16.99

Original soundtrack to the 2017 limited event series on Showtime. Features 20 tracks including songs from Roadhouse performers and key moments in the series. Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new 18-part limited event series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. Twin Peaks is written and executive produced by series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost, and is executive produced by Sabrina S. Sutherland.

 

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Angelo Badalamenti & Various Artists/Twin Peaks [Original Soundtrack] ....CD $16.99

Angelo Badalamenti & Various Artists/Twin Peaks [Original Soundtrack] ....CD $16.99

Music has always played a central role in Lynch's work and it helped establish the haunting, dreamlike nature of the original Twin Peaks. The same is true for the new series. Much like the plot of the show, the songs that appear on the new soundtracks will be revealed gradually over the course of the season's 18 episodes. The first track as heard on the debut episode is "Twin Peaks Main Theme" by Grammy-winning composer Angelo Badalamenti, whose music is inextricably linked to the original series and film.

 

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Eric Johnson/Live from Austin TX ....CD + DVD $17.99

Eric Johnson/Live from Austin TX ....CD + DVD $17.99

Fasten your seatbelts for an extraordinary ride with guitar hero Eric Johnson. This is the performance that fellow guitarists, wannabes and fans have been waiting and dying for since this show first aired in 1989. And for good reason: Johnson's playing has a way of connecting to fans of every guitar style while still eliciting raves from the likes of Carlos Santana, Johnny Winter, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and even country music legend Chet Atkins. His inspirations are the "3J's:" Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Reed, and Jeff Beck, but his style ranges wide and free throughout the entirety of guitar history while still infusing fresh ideas of his own. A long-time Austin mainstay, he took up guitar at age eleven and had his first professional group at fifteen. In 1974, he defied the musical mainstream by forming Austin's first jazz/rock fusion band, the Electromagnets, and he's been making guitar history ever since.  "Guitar genius" is an easy phrase to throw around, but when it comes to blending fires and finesse, Eric Johnson has it all. - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

 

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Montrose/Montrose [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $18.99

Montrose/Montrose [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $18.99

Newly remastered from original tapes.  Features 17 previously unreleased bonus tracks, including 6 previously unreleased demos.  Features the classic tracks 'Rock the Nation,' 'Bad Motor Scooter' & Space Station #5.'  Includes the previously unreleased song 'Shoot Us Down.'

Montrose/Paper Money [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $18.99

Montrose/Paper Money [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $18.99

Newly remastered from original tapes .  Features 9 previously unreleased bonus tracks,  Features the classic tracks 'I Got The Fire,' 'Space age Sacrifice' & 'Paper Money.'  'I Got The Fire' has been covered by Iron Maiden twice.   Includes the previously unreleased acoustic instrumental 'One and a Half.'

Appice/Sinister ....CD $15.99

Appice/Sinister ....CD $15.99

"After decades in this crazy music business, we will sit down for the first time and record songs together for an amazing new studio album! The album will feature both new songs and classic tracks from our history! This is very exciting for us as we will have, as Ringo said, 'A Little Help from My/Our Friends.' With that in mind, the result will be great sounding spine-shaking rhythmic foundations, along with BIG giant melodic guitars from hell, and on top, blazing vocals and melodies that will tear it all up! A first in a lifetime for us brothers!" say Carmine and Vinny. Expect some great friends/guests to contribute to this album including Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt), Johnny Rod (WASP, King Kobra), Craig Goldy (Dio), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) and members of Last in Line among others. Carmine says: "I am so excited to be doing this new Appice CD. It is always a challenge and fun doing music with Vinny. This CD is no exception and we will be doing cool songs with double drumming and lots ear candy for our fans, not to mention playing with some of our special friends. The recording process is coming out great. Cannot wait to finish and take it on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill!" Vinny adds: "A studio album that was years in the making has now come to life! Our first ever studio CD together. With great songs, musicians and of course drums and rhythms that will overwhelm your ears and fascinate your mind!"

Jerry Yester/Pass Your Light Around ....CD $16.99

Jerry Yester/Pass Your Light Around ....CD $16.99

In the '60s and '70s, it was not rare to see Jerry Yester's name on classic albums. Whether producing acts like The Association, The Turtles, Tim Buckley or Tom Waits, or hearing him in bands like The Modern Folk Quartet, Rosebud, The Lovin' Spoonful or with Judy Henske on the (now) classic Farewell Aldebaran - aside from a pair of 1967 singles, there wasn't a Jerry Yester "solo album" from that period, as he was so busy creating music with and for other artists. Pass Your Light Around collects the songs recorded in various studios throughout the 1970s (and even one dating back as far as 1964 from his Bleeker Street apartment). The songs were written with poet/ lyricist and Tim Buckley collaborator Larry Beckett (who he got to know while producing Buckley's Goodbye and Hello, and Happy Sad), and feature performances by Yester, Rosebud bandmates David Vaught and John Seiter, future Lone Justice member Don Heffington, and even Laurel Masse from The Manhattan Transfer among others. In true Yester fashion, the instrumentation moves from classic guitar based instrumentation to strings, celeste, harmonium and synthesizer. Produced by Jerry Yester with Grammy Award-Winner, Cheryl Pawelski, the sources for all the tracks were pulled from Jerry's personal archives, and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Michael Graves. These 15 previously unissued tracks act as what could, and should have been another Yester-tagged classic, but this time under his own name. Packaging contains photos, lyrics, and a new essay from Barry Alfonso detailing the genesis of the songs and recordings, augmented by new interviews with both Yester and Beckett. While it may have taken over 40 years to hear it, as Alfonso says in his liner notes, "What matters is that this remarkable music is available after four decades of obscurity. The light never dimmed. Now it's finally ready to be shared."

 

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David Bowie/A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) ....11 CD Box Set $134.99

David Bowie/A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) ....11 CD Box Set $134.99

David Bowie 'A New Career in a New Town (1977 - 1982)' is the third in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969 and the follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed David Bowie 'Five Years (1969 - 1973)' and David Bowie 'Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976).'  This 11CD box set features features all of the material officially released by David Bowie between 1977 and 1982 including all four studio albums, his 1978 live album 'STAGE' in both original and expanded tracklistings, the newly compiled "Heroes" E.P., collecting together both the German and French long and single versions of "Heroes," and the exclusive new compilation of single versions, non-album singles and B-sides, 'RE:CALL 3.' Also included exclusively is a brand new remix of the 1979 album 'Lodger' by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti. The 'Baal' EP appears here for the very first time in its entirety on CD, while 'Beauty and the Beast' (extended version) and 'Breaking Glass' (Australian single version) are making their debuts on CD, all on 'RE:CALL 3.'  The CD box set includes faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs are gold coloured rather than the usual silver.

Itemized contents:
128 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1CD)
"Heroes" (remastered) (1CD)
"Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)*
Stage (remastered) (2CD)*
Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)
Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)*
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
Re:Call 3 (single versions, non-album singles, and B-sides) (remastered) (1CD) - Exclusive to 'A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)'
The box set's accompanying 128 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti. "Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming"

 

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David Bowie/Cracked Actor [Live Los Angeles '74] ....CD $18.99

David Bowie/Cracked Actor [Live Los Angeles '74] ....CD $18.99

Two CD live release from the rock icon. Pivotal 20-track live performance from Los Angeles in September 1974, including two songs tracks not on the David Live album. Recorded in-between the Diamond Dogs and Philly Dogs tours. This release comes as a two-CD set with a twelve page booklet featuring notes from the original show program and a piece about the LA 'Philly Dogs' shows by Rolling Stone's Richard Cromelin, from 10th October, 1974 .

Steve Howe/Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations ....triple CD $19.99

Steve Howe/Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations ....triple CD $19.99

Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations spans more than 50 years of Howe's prolific career with 56 tracks that mix hits with a generous selection of unreleased recordings, including several with Keith West, who was Howe's bandmate in Tomorrow and The In Crowd.    The 'Groups' tracks include the bands The Syndicates, The In Crowd, Tomorrow, Canto, Bodast, Yes, Asia, GTR, ABWH and The Steve Howe Trio.  His 'Collaborators include Annie Haslam, Billy Currie, Fish, Paul Sutin, Oliver Wakeman, Dean Dyson, Keith West, Max Bacon and Ray Fenwick.

 

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The Levin Brothers/Levin Brothers ....CD $15.99

The Levin Brothers/Levin Brothers ....CD $15.99

Tony Levin, (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), has for the first time, joined up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) to make an album of the music they loved listening to when they were kids - the 'cool jazz' of the 1950s. Tony's cello and bass share the lead voice with Pete's organ and piano, and they're joined by notable players on drums (Steve Gadd - 2 tracks, Jeff Siegel), guitar (David Spinozza) and sax (Erik Lawrence). Don't expect abstruse songs or long-winded solos - this album is all about great, melodic songs with high level performances by all the players.

 

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Neil Young/Hitchhiker ....CD $17.99

Neil Young/Hitchhiker ....CD $17.99

On August 11th, 1976, Neil Young walked into Indigo Studios in Malibu and recorded 10 songs with his acoustic guitar. The results of that session are collected on Hitchhiker, a new Young album due out in September. Many of the songs have surfaced on previous Young albums, albeit in different forms: "Human Highway" appeared two years later on 1978's Comes a Time, while "Powderfinger," "Ride My Llama" and "Pocahontas" showed up on Rust Never Sleeps (1979), and "Captain Kennedy" came out on 1980's Hawks & Doves. Hitchhiker will also contain a pair of never-before-released songs - "Hawaii," a soaring ballad, and "Give Me Strength," which Young has occasionally performed live.

 

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David Crosby/Sky Trails ....CD $14.99

David Crosby/Sky Trails ....CD $14.99

Musical Icon David Crosby releases "Sky Trails," his newest album with new material co-written with friends Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell. David Crosby, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, shines on his new album Sky Trails. Sky Trails is a full band affair produced by his som James Raymond and is another volley in the musician's incredible late period resurgence. The album, his third solo album in four years, will be released only one year after Crosby's critically acclaimed album Lighouse, which Rolling Stone says is his "finest solo album since his melancholy 1971 masterpiece If I Could Only Remember My Name." Crosby will be touring extensively in the fall promoting the new CD.

 

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Ronnie Montrose with Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer/10X10 ....CD $14.99

Ronnie Montrose with Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer/10X10 ....CD $14.99

Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record 10 songs with 10 different singers and call the album 10X10. Sadly, Montrose was unable to see the album through during his lifetime. Instead, Phillips made it his mission to finish the songs by enlisting a small army of Ronnie's musician friends to record the vocals and the guitar solos for each song, completing the album in recent years. Phillips says the songs represent some of Montrose's best work. "His songs still have the fire and angst of a young rebel, but with some added wisdom and foresight voiced in his own unique language of 'guitar-speak.' On 10X10, we hear Ronnie at the top of his game, from the opening crunch guitar of 'Heavy Traffic,' all the way to the closing song, 'I'm Not Lying,' which was Ronnie's tip of the hat to his friend Robin Trower." 10x10 features inspired pairings, like Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen ("Still Singin' with the Band") and singer Sammy Hagar with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather ("Color Blind"). Legendary blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa also showcases his guitar talents on the track "The Kingdom's Come Undone" with Ricky Phillips on vocals. A few artists both sing and play, like Edgar Winter ("Love Is An Art") and Tommy Shaw ("Strong Enough").

Robin Trower/Bridge of Sighs ....CD $10.99

Robin Trower/Bridge of Sighs ....CD $10.99

Robin Trower spent the early '60s playing guitar in various London-based outfits, the most successful one being the R&B group the Paramounts. Trower received his big break when he joined Procol Harum.  While Procol Harum helped launch Trower's career, the guitarist realized there was limited space for his guitar work, and eventually left for a solo career.  Bridge of Sighs, his second album after leaving Procol Harum, was a breakthrough album for Trower. Songs from this album, such as "Bridge of Sighs," "Too Rolling Stoned," "Day of the Eagle" and "Little Bit of Sympathy," have become live concert staples for Trower.

 

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Robin Trower/Day of the Eagle - The Best of Robin Trower ....CD $10.99

Robin Trower/Day of the Eagle - The Best of Robin Trower ....CD $10.99

Day of the Eagle: The Best of Robin Trower is a 17-cut selection compiled from the eight albums that documented his greatest commercial success, beginning with 1973's Twice Removed from Yesterday and ending with 1980's Victims of the Fury.

 

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Robin Trower/State to State ....double CD $15.99

Robin Trower/State to State ....double CD $15.99

State to State charts Robin Trower's rise to fame throughout the 1970s, from small clubs to major stadiums.  The collection features 24 previously unreleased live performances recorded in Philadelphia and California (1974), Illinois (1976), Oklahoma (1977) and Missouri (1980). Among the standout tracks are several songs from his gold certified breakthrough Bridge of Sighs (1974), including "Too Rolling Stoned" and "Day of the Eagle."

 

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Mogwai/Every Country's Sun ....CD $14.99

Mogwai/Every Country's Sun ....CD $14.99

Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds - towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume - and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. Produced by psych-rock luminary Dave Fridmann, it's a structural soundscape built from stark foundations up; from a gentle, twinkling, synth-rock spectre to a solid, blown-out, skyward-thrusting obelisk. There's percussive, dream-state electronics ("Coolverine"), church organs as chariots of existential fire ("Brain Sweeties"), tremulous, foreboding bleeping - possibly from a dying android ("aka 47"). Their most transportive album yet, it also hosts their most fully realized art-pop sing-along of their storied history, "Party in the Dark," a head-spinning disco-dream double-helix echoing New Order and The Flaming Lips, featuring Braithwaite's seldom-heard melodic vocals declaring he's "directionless and innocent, searching for another piece of mind." This is music as a keep-out chrysalis, protective audio armor through exalting organs and portentous, dissonant guitar fuzz warping at the edges, bending the world inside-out into a reality in which you'd much rather live. The last three songs ascend into explosive exorcism, closing with the colossal "Every Country's Sun," its searching intensity whooshing towards infinity in a dazzling cosmic crescendo.

 

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Sparks/Hippopotamus ....CD $14.99

Sparks/Hippopotamus ....CD $14.99

Musical mavericks Sparks - Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael - will release their 22nd studio album 'Hippopotamus' in 2017. Described as "the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock," and internationally acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks are name-checked as a major influence on musicians as varied as Morrissey, Bjork, The Ramones, Faith No More, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana. Sparks' music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable. Recorded in Los Angeles, 'Hippopotamus' sees them take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically 'Sparks.'

 

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Deep Purple/A Fire in the Sky ....CD $14.99
Deep Purple/A Fire in the Sky [Deluxe Edition] ....triple CD $27.99

Deep Purple/A Fire in the Sky [Deluxe Edition] ....triple CD $27.99

A Fire in the Sky features 20 songs and focuses mainly on the band's singles. The heavy hitters are here of course - "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star" - but so are gems like "Perfect Strangers," the title track from the band's platinum-certified album from 1984, as well as "Hell To Pay," from 2013's Now What?!.  The three-disc version of A Fire in the Sky dives even deeper into Purple's past with 40 songs and includes at least one track from every studio album through Now What?!. It also provides the ultimate showcase for the group's various incarnations through the years. To date, more than a dozen musicians have appeared on a Deep Purple album.

Gary Numan/Savage (Songs from a Broken World) ....CD $14.99
Gary Numan/Savage (Songs from a Broken World) [Deluxe] ....CD $16.99

Gary Numan/Savage (Songs from a Broken World) [Deluxe] ....CD $16.99

The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan's own studio in LA, and in the UK. Deluxe hardback book CD. Features the bonus track 'If I Said.'

 

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Luciferian Towers ....CD $15.99

Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Luciferian Towers ....CD $15.99

"This long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy - we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward. we recorded it all in a burning motorboat. 1. Undoing a Luceferian Towers - look at that skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen - the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes! 2. Bosses Hang - labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also - the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also - more of us than them! 3. Fam / Famine - how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. 4. Anthem for No State - kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn't give a shit because it knows it's dying too. much love to all the other lost and wondering ones, xoxoxox." god's pee / montreal / 2017

 

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The Doors/The Singles ....double CD $18.99
The Doors/The Singles [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + Blu-Ray $24.99

The Doors/The Singles [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + Blu-Ray $24.99

This collection spotlights every single, and B-side, the band released, all gathered together for the first time. This 2CD/1Blu-ray release also includes four "Mono Radio Versions" of some of the band's biggest hits, such as "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me," which have never been made available anywhere after being sent to radio around their original release. It also includes high-resolution quadrophonic mixes of the 1973 compilation The Best Of The Doors on Blu-ray for the first time.   The 2 CD edition features all 20 U.S. singles with their corresponding B-sides, plus four mono radio versions

Alvin Lee & Ten Years After/Pure Blues ....CD $9.99

Alvin Lee & Ten Years After/Pure Blues ....CD $9.99

Ten Years After are an English blues rock band, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1968 and 1973, Ten Years After scored eight Top 40 albums on the UK Albums Chart. In addition they had twelve albums enter the US Billboard 200, and are best known for tracks such as "I'm Going Home," "Hear Me Calling," "I'd Love to Change the World" and "Love Like a Man."  Pure Blues is a compilation album of Alvin Lee's music both with Ten Years After and his solo work and was released in 1995. The album featured singles "Don't Want You Woman" from Ten Years After's self-titled debut and "I Woke Up This Morning," and "The Stomp" (both from the SSSSH album) and two killer live tracks, "Slow Blues in C" and "Help Me" from the Recorded Live album.

Randy Newman/Dark Matter ....CD $16.99

Randy Newman/Dark Matter ....CD $16.99

Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.

 

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Raspberries/Pop Art Live ....double CD $21.99

Raspberries/Pop Art Live ....double CD $21.99

November 26, 2004, the stage was set for a reunion most thought could never happen - the Raspberries Live In Concert! Over 30 years since the original four members of Raspberries last played together, Pop Art Live captures opening night, at Cleveland's House of Blues, as never before! You will experience the power and magic that led the group to a successful reunion tour in 2005. Founding members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, David Smalley, and Jim Bonfanti powerfully muscle through 28 slices of pure rock 'n' roll heaven, bringing to life the legacy of power pop's founding fathers. Brilliantly mixed by longtime Raspberries' associate Tommy Allen, the Midwestern quartet has never sounded this good! Pop Art Live contains live versions of songs from all four of the Raspberries' classic original studio albums including the hits "Go All The Way," "I Wanna Be With You," "Let's Pretend," and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" as well as perfect renditions of timeless favorites by The Beatles and The Who. Also included in this 2-CD package are reflections and testimonials from Academy Award-winning filmmaker and rock scribe Cameron Crowe and longtime Raspberries aficionados Bernie Hogya and Ken Sharp. Hogya also contributes a wealth of ephemera from opening night in Cleveland.

 

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Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4 - Spectrum 4-6-82 ....triple CD $52.99

Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4 - Spectrum 4-6-82 ....triple CD $52.99

Despite 1982 having been among the best years of touring for the Brent Mydland-era Grateful Dead, only one authorized release (Dick's Picks Vol. 32) had come from that year prior to the August 2011 release of this concert, and only one other since (one of the shows included in the 30 Trips Around the Sun box); it remains probably the least documented year in the band's history when weighed against its overall quality. But that's just one of the reasons Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4 belongs in any Dead Head's library.   This show, which hails from one of the band's best and favorite venues, the Philadelphia Spectrum, kicks off a rock solid first set with "Cold Rain and Snow" segue-ing into "Promised Land" and follows it with sparkling versions of "Big Railroad Blues," "Jack-A-Roe," and "It's All Over Now" among others, while set two gets off to a similarly strong start with an irresistibly funky "Shakedown Street" and winds up with a sublime encore of "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue," with exceptional versions of "Truckin'," "The Other One," and "Morning Dew" in between. Bonus material from the previous night (including the rarely-performed "Deep Elem Blues") just add to the early '80s goodness, all presented in HDCD sound. Nice 12-page full-color booklet, too!

 

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The Rain Parade/Emergency Third Rail Power Trip + Explosions in the Glass Palace [Remastered Edition] ....CD $18.99

The Rain Parade/Emergency Third Rail Power Trip + Explosions in the Glass Palace [Remastered Edition] ....CD $18.99

Of all the albums that emerged from L.A.'s "Paisley Underground" scene, Rain Parade's Emergency Third Rail Power Trip (1983) - and its follow-up EP, Explosions in the Glass Palace (1984) - were probably the most transparent in their influences and probably the most successful in transcending them. Here was the jangle-rock of the Byrds married with the soft, downbeat vocal harmonies of early Pink Floyd, infused with a Love-like delicacy - yet the dark lyrical themes and droning twin guitar melodies made listening to Rain Parade like being on an acid trip teetering on the knife edge between pure nirvana and colossal bummer. Which, for true fans of psychedelia, was an awfully sweet spot to be. We at Real Gone Music are thrilled to be putting these two classic records back into print, both of them complete on a single CD and including "Look Both Ways," the track that was left off the original U.S. release, with liner notes by Paisley Underground historian Pat Thomas featuring quotes from Rain Parade founding members, guitarist Matt Piucci and bassist Steven Roback (brother to fellow founding member David Roback, now of Mazzy Star). And even more important, our new single CD edition of this twofer features a brand new remastering by Explosions in the Glass Palace Co-Producer Jim Hill approved by both Matt Piucci and Steven Roback...the first remastering since the album was originally released on CD back in the '90s!

 

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Ornette Coleman/Ornette at 12 + Crisis ....CD $16.99

Ornette Coleman/Ornette at 12 + Crisis ....CD $16.99

As the man who basically invented free jazz and even coined the term, Ornette Coleman has had the vast majority of his catalog reissued on CD, and rightfully so. But there are two records, both recorded for the Impulse! label, that have somehow escaped digitization until now. The first, Ornette at 12, features Ornette on alto sax, trumpet, and violin with Dewey Redman on tenor sax, long-time collaborator Charlie Haden on bass, and son Denardo (age 12 at the time of the August 1968 recording) on drums. The jazz world was still getting over the effrontery of Denardo playing drums - he had made his debut two years earlier on The Empty Foxhole - which may explain why this one's remained in the vaults till now. But Redman's playing on tenor is just stellar, and Ornette's untrained trumpet and violin technique make a nice foil for Denardo's fresh approach to the traps. Another boundary-pushing record in a career full of them. But if it's a puzzle that Ornette at 12 has not been previously reissued, it's a downright mystery why Crisis also hasn't come out; recorded live at N.Y.U. with a killer band of Redman, Haden, Denardo, and Don Cherry on flute and trumpet, it takes its place with Broken Shadows and Science Fiction as one of Ornette's great small group recordings of the late '60s and early '70s. The version of Haden's "Song for Che" is one of the best on record, the rendition of "Broken Shadows" here is simply beautiful, which is not a term many associate with Coleman's playing, and the addition of Don Cherry - fresh from his own experiments in Indian and African music - spices up what is already a pretty heady brew. Real Gone Music's two-for-one reissue of this pair of albums features the original gatefold album art and an essay by Howard Mandel, author of Miles, Ornette, Cecil: Jazz Beyond Jazz. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision from original tape sources.

Duane Eddy/Guitar Star - The Complete RCA Singls A's and B's ....CD $16.99

Duane Eddy/Guitar Star - The Complete RCA Singls A's and B's ....CD $16.99

He's the #1 rock and roll instrumentalist of all time, a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer of long standing, and the sound of his Gretsch 6120 brought the word "twang" into the pop music vocabulary. He's Duane Eddy, and here, for the first time ever, is a collection devoted to the classic single sides he recorded for the RCA label during the '60s.  Those familiar with Duane's discography know that it had two distinct periods: one, the late-'50s/early-'60s recordings for the Jamie label, and, two, the early-to-mid-'60s sides for RCA Victor. Strangely, though he had seven chart hits for the label, the RCA Victor material has never really seen a good compilation come out in the U.S.; now, in true Real Gone fashion, we've assembled the A and B-sides of all 11 original mono singles he recorded for RCA, remastered from the original tapes by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios and painstakingly compared to the original 45s to ensure maximum fidelity to that original sound that Duane perfected with Lee Hazlewood among others during his stay at RCA. The booklet includes detailed liner notes by Ed Osborne drawn from a new interview with Duane, festooned with rare European picture sleeves and photos from the RCA archives. Features such classics as "(Dance with the) Guitar Man," "The Ballad of Paladin," "Boss Guitar," and "The Son of Rebel Rouser"...22 tracks of twang!

 

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Various Artists/The Complete Loma Singles: Vol. 1 ....double CD $29.99

Various Artists/The Complete Loma Singles: Vol. 1 ....double CD $29.99

It didn't have any hits to speak of. Its roster of artists was obscure to say the least. And it only released about 100 singles and a half dozen albums in the four short years (1964-1968) of its existence. But in the five decades that have passed since Loma Records existed as a little-known imprint of Warner Brothers Records, it has become a highly-coveted label - maybe the most coveted label - among '60s soul and R&B collectors. Why has Loma has become such a hot property? Well, it has not been well anthologized in the digital age - witness the fact that over half of the tracks on this 50-song set have never appeared on CD, and nothing piques collector interest like scarcity.  But there is a deeper story here. While Loma was started by WB chief Mike Maitland as a purely commercial venture designed to accommodate the flood of recordings being made by artists and producers off roster, label head Bob Krasnow - veteran of such hallowed indie labels as Del-Fi, Autumn, and King - recognized that Warner's holdings were severely lacking in soul and R&B, and brought a certain focus to Loma's "throw it at the wall and see if it sticks" approach. Which, given the times, was not a bad approach at all. The post-Beatles rising tide of pop music really did lift all boats, prompting an incredible outburst of creativity in the recording industry across all genres. That's why, alongside the hitless wonders on these 50 tracks, you will find legends like Gene Page, Jerry Ragavoy, and James Brown producing and arranging. And why you will also find some legendary artists, like Ike & Tina Turner, Little Jerry Williams (a.k.a Swamp Dogg), and Smiley Lewis, as well as artists like The Olympics (whose complete output for Loma appears here, including the original version of "Good Lovin'") and The Apollas that are treasured by '60s soul collectors. This is the first of four 2-CD collections containing the complete singles output for Loma that we have planned here at Real Gone, and we have brought '60s rock and soul guru Alec Palao on board to write the liner notes and co-produce. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, all but one single of this material comes from original tape sources, and we have rounded up some rare photos to complete the package. Big, big news for collectors, with more to come!

 

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Larry Coryell/At the Village Gate ....CD $14.99

Larry Coryell/At the Village Gate ....CD $14.99

Larry Coryell unexpectedly passed away earlier this year right after our Real Gone reissue of his second solo album, Coryell, and with the renewed attention given to his monumental recorded legacy, we decided to move up our long-in-the-works domestic CD debut of his album At the Village Gate in order to expose this classic record to the largest audience possible. This is the recording where Larry really went axe-to-axe with Jimi Hendrix, who had passed away four months prior to the January 1971 gigs that formed the basis of this release; perhaps in response, Coryell formed his own power trio of his own composed of himself, drummer Harry Wilkinson, and bassist Mervin Bronson to play material that stylistically wasn't too far removed from the funk/jazz/rock of Jimi's Band of Gypsys. The result was a fan favorite that somehow has never been issued on CD in the U.S. (and came out overseas over a decade ago on a couple of lightly-distributed labels of suspect provenance). Coryell's Gibson 400 has seldom sounded as slashing as it does here, while Wilkinson's playing (aptly described as "busy" by Downbeat) is a cross between Mitch Mitchell, Tony Williams, and Buddy Miles; Bronson keeps things rooted when Coryell heads for the stratosphere. Which is often ... this is maybe the most "heroic" of this underappreciated guitar hero's records. Mike Milchner's remastering captures every coruscating note, and Bill Kopp's liner notes feature an interview with drummer Wilkinson. One of the truly great jazz-rock guitarists, loud, free 'n' fiery!

 

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Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5 - Boston Music Hall 6-9-76 ....triple CD $49.99

Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5 - Boston Music Hall 6-9-76 ....triple CD $49.99

It was our great honor at Real Gone Music to issue all 36 volumes of Dick's Picks, the Grateful Dead's landmark live concert series; over the four and a half years it took us to release all three dozen titles, we sometimes felt like we were on the greatest Dead tour ever, every single show a classic! Well, our diligence in releasing Dick's Picks has had a "Ripple" effect, for now the band is entrusting us with releasing its subsequent live concert series, Road Trips! Unlike Dick's Picks, which saw about two-thirds of its titles go to regular retail in their original incarnations, NONE of the entries in the Road Trips series were offered to retail outlets outside of the Dead's own website. The Road Trips series was also a little different from Dick's Picks in that the early volumes assembled tracks from different shows on the same tour, while later volumes presented single shows. Since it worked so well with Dick's Picks, we are reissuing the last titles first, and we have enlisted the series' original designer, Steve Vance, to convert the original wallet packaging to customer-friendly triple-CD jewel case. Another cache of brilliant live Dead, finally available in record stores!

In June 1976, the Grateful Dead ended its 20-month hiatus from touring with two shows at the Paramount in Oregon, then headed to Boston and the acoustically friendly confines of its Music Hall for a four-night run. This show is from the first night and was hence the third show on the "comeback tour." The band is clearly settling back into a groove here; in particular, Jerry Garcia's voice is as strong as it's ever been, and the inclusion of some unusual material (like the only encore version of "Franklin's Tower" ever performed) makes this a highly collectible show. Among the highlights are a dazzling "Crazy Fingers" from Blues for Allah (which had been released during the band's hiatus, so new to set lists), and an exceptionally long and tight "St. Stephen" to lead off the second set. The third disc offers bonus gems, like a rare version of "Mission in the Rain," from the last night of the run, too; excellent sound throughout, long out of print!

 

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Laura Nyro/A Little Magic a Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums Collection ....double CD $22.99

Laura Nyro/A Little Magic a Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums Collection ....double CD $22.99

Can you surry? Can you picnic? Laura Nyro, to use her own fanciful word, surried onto the scene 50 years ago with the release of her debut album More Than a New Discovery. Its title was certainly apt. Throughout the course of her life, Nyro wrote and introduced some of the most beloved popular songs of all time with her singular fusion of pop, jazz, R&B, soul, Broadway, and folk sounds. Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to celebrate the golden anniversary of Laura Nyro's debut with a landmark 2-CD collection. A Little Magic, A Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection features, for the very first time on CD, both of Nyro's original mono albums newly remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony's Battery Studios from the original master tapes. More Than a New Discovery, originally released on Verve Folkways in 1967, premiered the songs that Barbra Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears, and The 5th Dimension would all take up the charts, including "Stoney End," "And When I Die," "Blowin' Away," and perhaps the most famous song Nyro ever wrote, "Wedding Bell Blues." This special edition restores the original album sequence and mono mix from the very first version of the album. In 1968, Nyro moved to Columbia Records for her most acclaimed album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession. Its songs were once again adopted by other artists such as Three Dog Night, Frankie Valli, and of course, The 5th Dimension. Featuring "Eli's Comin'," "Emmie," "Sweet Blindness," and the era-defining "Stoned Soul Picnic," this ultra-rare album - thought by many Nyro connoisseurs to be superior to the familiar stereo version - also makes its maiden appearance on CD. A handful of bonus tracks round out this special package, including the Bones Howe-produced "pop" version of "Save the Country," and the CD debuts of the Verve "censored" single version of "Stoney End" and the single mix of "Eli's Comin'." The Second Disc's Joe Marchese provides new liner notes. A Little Magic, A Little Kindness: The Complete Mono Albums Collection pays tribute to one of pop's most enduring iconoclasts. It's a soul picnic you won't want to miss.

 

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The Rascals/The Complete Singles A's & B's ....double CD $32.99

The Rascals/The Complete Singles A's & B's ....double CD $32.99

With two fantastic singers and songwriters in Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati, an underrated guitarist and songwriter in Gene Cornish, and the great Dino Danelli on drums (plus a pair of studio Svengalis in engineer Tom Dowd and arranger Arif Mardin to rival George Martin), The Rascals were the closest answer America had to The Beatles during the '60s. The resemblance wasn't limited to the composition of their line-up and the profusion of hit releases, either; like the Fab Four, The Rascals were able to author chart-topping singles while simultaneously crafting albums that held together as artistic statements. Witness the fact that The Rascals' albums have seen numerous reissues by multiple labels; their singles, on the other hand, have eluded a comprehensive collection, in large part because the band had two phases to their career, one with the Atlantic label, the other on Columbia. Now, just over 50 years after they first hit the top of the charts with "Good Lovin'," Real Gone Music is proud to present the first-ever compilation to collect all of the band's single sides in one place. At 47 songs strong, The Complete Singles A's & B's includes the A and B-side of every single The Rascals ever cut, both their hit Atlantic tracks and - for the first time ever on CD - their later Columbia 7" releases. Along the way you'll hear such legendary songs as "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore," "Good Lovin'," "Groovin'" (also here in its Spanish and Italian versions!), "I've Been Lonely Too Long," "A Girl Like You," "How Can I Be Sure," "A Beautiful Morning," "People Got to Be Free," "See," and more, the earlier tracks in their original mono single mixes (termed "the money mixes" by Cornish), the later songs in their stereo single mixes (28 of the 47 songs on the collection are mono). Such a monumental release deserves annotation commensurate with its importance, and for this 2-CD set Ed Osborne has penned a 4500-word essay containing exclusive quotes from Cavaliere, Brigati, and Cornish, punctuated with rare European picture sleeve singles and photos. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, and featuring a total of 19 charting songs, The Complete Singles A's & B's takes its place as the definitive career-spanning collection from America's greatest blue-eyed soul outfit.

 

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Jessie Ed Davis/Red Dirt Boogie - The Atco Recordings 1970-1972 ....CD $17.99

Jessie Ed Davis/Red Dirt Boogie - The Atco Recordings 1970-1972 ....CD $17.99

Throughout the 1960s and '70s, Native American guitarist Jesse Ed Davis was the "go-to" sideman for a remarkable group of musicians. Starting in the mid-sixties, he toured with Conway Twitty, then become a key part of Taj Mahal's band, playing on several albums and tours including an appearance on The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus and his historic pairing with Leon Russell to play on Bob Dylan's "Watching the River Flow" at the Concert for Bangla Desh (after which he accompanied George Harrison). By now, he'd caught the eye of ATCO Records, which released his debut LP Jesse Davis in 1971 featuring Russell, Eric Clapton, Gram Parsons, Merry Clayton, Ben Sidran, John Simon (producer of The Band), Alan White (of Yes), and many others including Delaney Bramlett behind the mixing desk.  A year later, Atco released Ululu containing some of the same all-stars, plus Duck Dunn, Jim Keltner, and Dr. John - and a version of George Harrison's "Sue Me, Sue You Blues" before even George recorded it. Next up, Jesse become John Lennon's guitarist on Walls and Bridges and Rock n Roll, plus Harrison's Extra Texture and Ringo Starr's Goodnight Vienna.  Davis also produced and played on Gene Clark's 1971 album White Light and appeared on Clark's No Other, Leonard Cohen's Death of a Ladies' Man, and that's Jesse taking the solo on Jackson Browne's 1972 breakout hit "Doctor My Eyes."  Despite his status as one of the all-time great session guitarists, Jesse Ed Davis's solo LPs have been out of print for years and hard to find on CD - so for the very first time, the best of the ATCO material has been collected together,coupled with some unreleased gems from the Atlantic Records vault! Real Gone Music proudly presents Jesse Ed Davis: Red Dirt Boogie - The Atco Recordings 1970-72, a 19-track collection featuring liner notes (festooned with photos from the Atco vaults) by Pat Thomas that trace the ups and downs of this supremely talented musician whose life ended tragically at the age of 43 from a drug overdose . Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision to bring out every stinging lead!  The timing couldn't be more perfect, as Davis is featured in a new documentary that debuted at Sundance a few months ago: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World -  including Robbie Robertson and John Trudell.

 

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Artful Dodger/The Complete Columbia Recordings ....double CD $22.99

Artful Dodger/The Complete Columbia Recordings ....double CD $22.99

Artful Dodger was a band ahead of its time, casting hard-edged hooks into a mid-'70s pond that wasn't quite ready to bite on the genre that came to be known as power pop. Had they come along a few years later, things might have been quite different for this outfit hailing from Fairfax, VA, for their three albums for the Columbia label hold up to this day as shining examples of the style. Their first two records, 1975's Artful Dodger and 1976's Honor Among Thieves, combine Beatle-esque pop and driving rock in the finest Raspberries tradition (interestingly, Artful Dodger had a big following in Cleveland, the Raspberries' home town); they feature refreshingly straightforward production from Jack Douglas (Aerosmith) and/or Eddie Leonetti and some really tremendous songwriting especially on tracks like "Wayside" and "Scream." And 1977's Babes on Broadway, while showing some signs of a group frustrated with its lack of commercial success, definitely has its moments, particularly on the song "Can't Stop Pretending." Unfortunately, without a stylistic pigeonhole to place them in, Columbia was unable to move any copies and dropped them, which explains why Artful Dodger has been so hard to find in the digital era, with CDs of their first two albums commanding huge sums online and the third one never coming out at all. Now, Real Gone Music is shining a long-overdue spotlight on this seminal power pop band with a 2-CD set that includes all three albums plus a couple of single versions, their COMPLETE recordings for the Columbia label, newly remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in New York. Jeremy Cargill's notes feature fresh quotes from band members Steve Cooper and Steve Brigida, plus we've dug up some rare photos from the Columbia vaults. Power pop fans, prepare to have your minds blown!

Marc Johnson/Years [Expanded Edition] ....CD $14.99

Marc Johnson/Years [Expanded Edition] ....CD $14.99

The Vanguard Records label is known for some obscure gems, but Marc Jonson's 1972 debut album Years, just might be the rarest - and the fairest - of them all! Not only has it never been reissued on vinyl or CD or even bootlegged, but this lost psych folk/baroque pop masterpiece marked quite a departure for a label known for its traditional folk, blues, and roots music. Comparisons have been made to Tim Buckley's Goodbye & Hello, Phil Ochs' Pleasures of the Harbor, Bill Fay's first album as well as other obscure Popsike legends such as Bobb Trimble, John Pantry, and David Stoughton ... throw in a touch of the intimate vibe of Big Star and you'll have an idea of the coolness that awaits those who discover (or rediscover) this cult classic. As Jonson remarks in the liner notes, "I used left over harpsichords from classical sessions the night before. I hired string players and a string arranger. I even met a street player named Steven Gardner who played the recorder!"  Produced for reissue by Pat Thomas, this expanded reissue of Years sports many rare vintage photos, a detailed interview with Marc Jonson by Steve Simels, an ace remastering job (from the original tapes) by John Baldwin, and four bonus tracks featuring plus a non-LP single and several 7 inch single mixes, all never before on CD!

Cheap Trick/The Epic Archive Vol. 1 1975-1979 ....CD $17.99

Cheap Trick/The Epic Archive Vol. 1 1975-1979 ....CD $17.99

If a group's made up of two genuine rock star types, a Huntz Hall lookalike with a guitar fetish, and a guy who looks like an accountant, which one d'ya think would keep track of its recording archive? Don't worry, it's not a "trick" question - it is indeed the bespectacled Bun E. Carlos, the drummer for the original line-up of Cheap Trick, who has not only commented on every song (as faithfully transcribed by Ken Sharp) but provided much of the source material for this collection of rarities from the band's early days, 18 tracks that reconfirm that the singular blend of classic rock, power pop, and glam - and inspired visual style - wielded by this outfit of Rockford, Illinois places them among the first rank of American rock 'n' roll bands. First up are three 1975 demos (of "Come On, Come On," "Southern Girls," and "Taxman, Mr. Thief") they cut at Ardent Studios in 1975 prior to signing a record deal, followed by early, 1976-1977 studio takes (produced by Jack Douglas) of "You're All Talk" and "I Want You to Want Me," an outtake, "Lookout," from their debut record, and an alternate (and nasty) version of "I Dig Go-Go Girls." On deck are an instrumental version of "Oh Boy" (the B-side to "I Want You to Want Me") and live versions of "You're All Talk" and "Goodnight" from a 1977 stand at the Whiskey, and a pair of alternate takes from the Heaven Tonight album, "Stiff Competition" and "Surrender." Also inside are five rarities from the band's famed Japanese tours, including the single version of "Ain't That a Shame," the promo-only release "Lookout," and three tracks from the out-of print Budokan II album, "Stiff Competition," "How Are You," and "On Top of the World." The "no strings" version of "Dream Police" rounds out the collection in fine style.  Compiled by producer Tim Smith, remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York, and featuring photos by Robert Alford, The Epic Archive Vol. 1 (1975-1979) takes its place as a key release in the august Cheap Trick discography

 

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Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes/The Fever - The Remastered Epic Recordings ....double CD $24.99

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes/The Fever - The Remastered Epic Recordings ....double CD $24.99

Here at last is the anthology Jukes fans have been waiting for, the one that not only includes all four albums the group cut with Miami Steve Van Zandt (including the CD debut of the promo-only LP Jukes Live at the Bottom Line), but also finally, finally presents this seminal body of work in newly remastered form. Indeed, the Epic recordings of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, the crucial early sides that made their reputation (and featured a ton of Springsteen/E Street Band spillover), have long suffered from indifferent sound and packaging, as all reissues have been taken from the same digital masters made at the dawn of the CD era. The Fever - The Remastered Epic Recordings changes all that - all four Epic albums including I Don't Want to Go Home, Jukes Live at the Bottom Line, This Time It's for Real, and Hearts of Stone (plus the single version of "Havin' a Party") appear here in brand-new, sparkling versions remastered from the original master tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York. What's more, the 2-CD, 40-track collection offers new liner notes by Chris Morris that feature fresh quotes from Southside Johnny himself, and Bruce Springsteen's original liner notes for I Don't Want to Go Home. Speaking of Springsteen, his fingerprints are all over these projects, with such songs as "The Fever," "Little Girl So Fine," "Love on the Wrong Side of Town," "When You Dance," "Talk to Me," "Trapped Again," and "Hearts of Stone" all written or co-written by The Boss, while Van Zandt not only produced all four Epic albums but wrote much of the repertoire. But the real star here, of course, is Southside Johnny himself, one of the great white R&B singers of this or any other time, backed by a crack band including The Miami Horns and with such special guests as Ronnie Spector, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Five Satins. Joyful, soulful music finally sounding the way it oughtta!

 

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Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge/Full Moon [Expanded Edition] ....CD $18.99

Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge/Full Moon [Expanded Edition] ....CD $18.99

It is mighty, mighty hard to believe, but this famed duets album - which went to #1 on the country charts and #26 on the pop charts - has never been issued on CD outside of Japan, and even there only in the late '80s on a limited run.  This was a love album par excellence, as the two stars had just gotten married weeks prior to the record's release in 1973; interestingly, though Kris Kristofferson, fresh from recording his country chart-topper "Why Me," was the bigger star at the time, Full Moon really played to Rita Coolidge's strengths, as it was produced by her long-time producer David Anderle and set its songs in a higher key more suited to her dreamy vocals.  The album scored a huge hit with Kristofferson's "A Song I'd Like to Sing," and followed that up with a smash version of Tom Jans' "Loving Arms.;" the duo's rendition of Kristofferson's "From the Bottle to the Bottom" also won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. In short, Full Moon is and was a stone-cold classic; and our Real Gone Expanded Edition even adds adds no less than six unreleased tracks from the A&M vaults including a Kris & Rita duet and five more Rita solo recordings from the period! Cornerstone '70s country.

Rita Coolidge/Beautiful Evening - Live in Japan [Expanded Edition] ....CD $14.99

Rita Coolidge/Beautiful Evening - Live in Japan [Expanded Edition] ....CD $14.99

Originally released on LP only in Japan, Hong Kong, and Australia, this 1980 live album captures Rita Coolidge at the height of her powers and international popularity, and with a crack band featuring Booker T. Jones, Michael Warren, Salvatore Guglielmi, Mike Utley, Richard Adelman, Phyllis Battell and Carlena Williams. The set list is just killer, with big hits from throughout her career, like "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher," "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love," a solo version of her then-current hit duet with Glen Campbell, "Somethin' 'Bout You, Baby I Like," her smash version of the Chiffons' "One Fine Day," "Fever," and "Fool That I Am." And for an "encore," we have rounded up five studio tracks that never surfaced outside of Japan. A long-lost delight from the Rita Coolidge catalog!

Various Artists/Honeybeat Groovy 60s Girl-Pop ....CD $17.99

Various Artists/Honeybeat Groovy 60s Girl-Pop ....CD $17.99

Hey, '60s pop collectors ... do you suppose there might be some killer rare tracks lurking inside the Sony archives?  Yeah, that's what we thought, too ... so we enlisted girl group expert extraordinaire Sheila Burgel (producer of the Grammy-nominated box set One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found and the Japanese girl pop series Nippon Girls among other prodigious collecting feats) to go tape spelunking and see what she could come up with. And man, was THAT a good decision - cuz Sheila (and Sony Legacy producer Rob Santos) have emerged triumphantly from their journey into the deepest nooks and crannies of the Sony vaults with 19 fantastic girl pop finds that sound like they shoulda been, coulda been hits had anybody heard them the first time around! Just to give you an idea of how deep these tracks are, these 19 songs hail from no less than nine different labels (Columbia, Date, RCA Victor, Epic, Bell, OKeh, Sound Stage 7, Groove, and Amy); about a third of them have never been reissued anywhere (one, Dorothy Jones' "Talk that Sweet Talk," is previously unreleased), and the rest have only appeared on obscure imports, some of dubious origin. What's more, for her detailed liner notes, Sheila has whenever possible tracked down and interviewed the artist(s) in question, in some cases stirring up long dormant and emotionally charged memories of their days in the music business, with rare, never before seen photos lending color to their accounts.  Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York, Honeybeat: Groovy 60s Girl Pop offers a treasure trove of rarities for the girl group collector, a seamless listen for a vintage pop fan, and a much-needed journey back to a more innocent time in the record business.

 






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Gary

The Artist Shop
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# 736

September 13, 2017

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

DGM: King Crimson
Manticore: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Keith Emerson
Zappa Records: Frank Zappa
Toff: Pendragon
Esoteric: Steve Hackett & Djabe, Anthony Phillips, Acqua Fragile, Sonja Kristina, Stray, Patrick Campbell Lyons, Dantalian's Chariot, The Residents, Billy Sherwood, Cairo, Colosseum, Focus, Uriah Heep, Billy Sherwood, Let the Electric Children Play: The Underground Story of Transatlantic Records, Widowmaker, One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975, Klaus Doldinger & Georgio Moroder, Marian Segal & Jade
Wounded Bird: Lenny White, Stalk-Forrest Group, Dan Hicks, The Neon Philharmonic, Rufus Harley, Alda Reserve, Cher, Mingo Lewis, Earth Opera, Vandenberg, Soundtrack, Soundtrack with Eric Clapton, Firefall, Lazarus, Hellion, The Winters Brothers Band, Wraith


DGM

Coming Soon!!!

King Crimson/Sailors' Tales [1970 – 1972] ....27 Disc Box Set $209.99

King Crimson/Sailors' Tales [1970 – 1972] ....27 Disc Box Set $209.99

The complete 1970-72 King Crimson captured on 21 CDs, 4 blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs (all audio content) and presented in a 12" box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, and sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk and David Singleton.   Recorded between the dazzling impact of In the Court of the Crimson King in 1969 and the startling reinvention of the band on 1973's Larks' Tongues in Aspic, this boxed set documents a crucial period in King Crimson's history and shows it to be brimming with innovation, experimentation, and boundary-pushing energy.  Sailor's Tales features a wealth of previously unheard studio recordings - from band rehearsals to full alternate mixes - alongside a vast array of live material, much of it on CD/blu-ray for the first time and including four recently found, never before released, concerts.  This set presents the complete King Crimson recorded history of the period in the best quality audio possible.

Contents of this Limited Edition include:

* 3CDs feature Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands plus additional tracks.
* 6CDs feature the Islands line-up's early concerts from Germany (new to CD) and the UK (1971).
* 9CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix of Summit Studios and an expanded Earthbound.
* 3CDs feature auditions for the Islands band and two further, as yet, unidentified concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased).
* 3 Blu-Ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround Sound, recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, 30th anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes (all in 24/96 hi-res), plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a complete alternate album and a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res.
* The Lizard blu-ray also contains the audition material from CDs19/20.
* The Islands blu-ray also contains the following concerts in stereo Zoom Club (4 shows), Marquee Club, Plymouth, Glasgow, Detroit all from 1971.
* The Earthbound Tour blu-ray features an expanded version of the original album, Summit Studios gig in Stereo and Quadraphonic (newly mixed), the Schizoid Men sequence from the Ladies of the Road album, 2 newly discovered concerts in hi-res stereo and every existing soundboard concert recording from the 1972 US tour: Wilmington, NYC (2 shows), Chicago (2 tracks only), Detroit, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Peoria, Indianapolis & Denver (2 shows).
* 2 DVDs feature the expanded Earthbound, Summit Studios, Schizoid Men, New York 1972 and the recently discovered live concerts.
* 12" box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, new sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk & David Singleton

 

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King Crimson/Earthbound [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD $25.99

King Crimson/Earthbound [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD $25.99

The twelfth release in the King Crimson 40th Anniversary series. Earthbound was originally issued in 1972 and marked the final statement by the band's Islands-era incarnation. The CD features an expanded 12 track version of the original 5 track album. The DVD contains the 12 track expanded album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio, the Summit Studios performance in a 2017 stereo mix and in quadraphonic (this is the only surviving multi-track performance from the 1972 tour), the album length Schizoid Men sequence of edits of 21st Century Schizoid Men taken from the Ladies of the Road live album, and a transfer of the original vinyl album. Presented in a double digipak in a slipcase with Sid Smith sleeve notes, rare photos and archive material.

 

Available Now!!!

King Crimson/Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray $55.99

King Crimson/Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray $55.99

Deluxe six disc set containing three CDs, two DVDs and a Blu-Ray plus an expanded booklet. The CDs contain the audio recordings of a complete King Crimson setlist. Blu-ray contains full concert video plus extras. Two DVDs featuring a complete concert performance in stereo and 5.1 surround.  The set was recorded live mostly in Takamatsu, Japan on December 19, 2015, with songs taken from other shows in order to represent every song played during the group's 2015 tours of Japan, Canada and France. The material performed is mostly from the 1969-1974 period, and most of it hadn't been performed live since the 1970s, although the songs were rearranged to suit the current line-up. Also included are some pieces from 1995 and onward, alongside new material. The title is derived from a song of the same name that the band has been playing in concert.

 

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Manticore

Coming Soon!!!

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Fanfare 1970-1997 [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....25 disc CD/Vinyl/Blu-Ray Box Set $175.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Fanfare 1970-1997 [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....25 disc CD/Vinyl/Blu-Ray Box Set $175.99

Legendary progressive 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. Torchbearers of the progressive rock sound, ELP jointly created the super-group concept and are among the most important bands in the history of rock music. They blended musical dedication and showmanship with tremendous energy, and helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions. ELP were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, their first 7 album releases making the U.K. Top 10 and U.S. Top 20 album charts. Despite the tragic deaths of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake in 2016, the amazing and inspirational music of ELP very much lives on.  Lavishly packaged, limited edition, numbered box set. Rigid matt-black outer box with foil-blocked cover text.  Showcasing the immense musical talents of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer, containing a wealth of ELP treasure, from 1970 to 1997.

Contents:

The remastered 11 classic original ELP albums (1970-94), on CD, with original sleeve artwork reproduced:
– Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970)
– Tarkus (1971)
– Pictrures at an Exhibition (1971)
– Trilogy (1972)
– Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
– Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends (1974) (2-CD)
– Works Volume 1 (1977) (2-CD)
– Works Volume 2 (1977)
– Love Beach (1978)
– Black Moon (1992)
– In the Hot Seat (1994)

Previously unreleased, gatefold, triple vinyl LP album:
– Live in Rome & Milan Italy 1973

Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered by the internationally celebrated studio engineering team of Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham:
– Live at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA, USA July 9, 1972
– Live at Waterloo Concert Field, Stanhope New Jersey USA August 13, 1992
– Live at Birningham Symphonic Hall, UK November 27, 1992
– On the BBC: The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 & Pop Goes Summer 1993
– Live at Elysee Montmartre, Paris France July 2, 1997

Audio Blu-Ray, containing the stereo & 5.1 and surround sound mixes of the albums:
– Emerson Lake & Palmer (Steven Wilson 2012)
– Tarkus (Steven Wilson 2012)
– Trilogy (Jakko M. Jakszyk 2015)
– Brain Salad Surgery (Jakko M. Jakszyk 2014)

Remastered 7" singles with reproduced original sleeve artwork:
– Lucky Man/Knife Edge (1970)
– Fanfare for the Common Man/Brain Salad Surgery (1977)

Deluxe, hardback 12" book with foil-blocked cover text, containing band photos and extensive notes from acclaimed journalist Chris Welch, featuring quotes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer
Reprinted original 1970 promo poster, 1972 promo brochure, 1974 and 1992 tour programmes; Metal & enamel ELP logo pin badge

 

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Available Now!!!

Keith Emerson/Emerson Plays Emerson ....import CD $15.99

Keith Emerson/Emerson Plays Emerson ....import CD $15.99

Keith Emerson was the co-founder of The Nice and Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP).  Emerson Plays Emerson has been out of print for many years and is sought after by his strong core fanbase. This re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road with a 2017 remaster. This release has full approval from the estate of Keith Emerson.

 


Zappa Records

Coming Soon!!!

Frank Zappa/Halloween 77 ....triple CD $29.99
Frank Zappa/Halloween 77 [Special Edition] ....Memory Device + Costume Box Set $87.99

Frank Zappa/Halloween 77 ....triple CD $29.99

Halloween was Frank Zappa's favorite holiday and by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed six shows 28-31 October.   Four shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa's movie "Baby Snakes." The Halloween 77 3CD version includes the Halloween night show in its entirety, mixed in 2016 from original vault masters, plus select tracks from the other five shows. The Halloween 77 box includes all six shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with a 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard and feature unreleased performances & arrangements.

Frank Zappa/Zoot Allures ....vinyl LP $29.99

Frank Zappa/Zoot Allures ....vinyl LP $29.99

Zoot Allures features two of Zappa's signature guitar pieces, "Black Napkins" & "Zoot Allures."  The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double LP, Frank re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180 gram re-issue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017.

Frank Zappa/Absolutely Free ....double vinyl LP $36.99

Frank Zappa/Absolutely Free ....double vinyl LP $36.99

The Zappa Family Trust marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention's 1967 album Absolutely Free with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition. This double 180 gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman & cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the vault. The package features FZ's original layout & libretto. Absolutely Free turns 50!!

 


Toff

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Pendragon/Masquerade 20 ....import double CD $15.99
Pendragon/Masquerade 20 ....import DVD $14.99

Pendragon/Masquerade 20 ....import double CD $15.99

It’s almost here!  All the hard work has been done and we now have news of the DVD recorded on the MO20 Tour in 2016.  It’s being released as a DVD and also as a 2 CD digi-pack.  A totally new film crew for this DVD gives it a very different feeling to those previously filmed in Katowice, you can really get a sense of the joy on stage, we’re so pleased that it comes across as we all had a lot of fun on this tour.  It’s the first DVD with Jan-Vincent Velazco, and we have Verity Smith and Christina Booth on backing vocals so the whole thing has a very new and positive vibe!

 

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Esoteric

Coming Soon!!!

Steve Hackett & Djabe/Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes ....import CD + DVD $29.99

 

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the wonderful new studio album by Djabe & Steve Hackett, "Life Is a Journey: The Sardinia Tapes."  The album is the result of an improvised session that took place in a church on the island of Sardinia between the musicians from one of Hungary's most acclaimed jazz groups, Djabe and acclaimed guitarist Steve Hackett. The collaborations between the band and the former Genesis guitarist and acclaimed solo artist began in 2007. Steve Hackett has appeared on the concert stage with Djabe performing both Genesis and Hackett solo material and Djabe compositions. This album is their first collaborative studio album.  Djabe guitarist Attila Egerhazi explains: "When I came to my musician pals with the idea of this recording session I had no certain plans with the tapes. However, this was the exact way I always wanted to create my kind of a music, like we did with my band in the '80s. If I have to describe the atmosphere of these recordings, the first word that comes to my mind is tranquillity. All the notes and music were floating out from placidity."   Steve Hackett adds: "It was great to play spontaneous music with such a talented group of musicians in the wild, rocky countryside of Sardinia, where we also felt the rich history surrounding us, echoing back to ancient times. Such a magical environment provided fertile ground for inspired ideas and a freedom of spirit."  "Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes" also includes a bonus DVD disc featuring a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album, along with bonus features "Sardo Moments," an informal video diary of the recording sessions shot by members of Djabe and five tracks recorded at Budapest Jazz Club in June 2017 including interpretations of the Genesis classic "Fly on a Windshield" and the Hackett tour de force "Please Don't Touch" among others. "Life Is a Journey" is a splendid, serene musical experience, born out of the surroundings in which it was conceived.

Anthony Phillips/Invisible Men [Remastered & Expanded] ....import double CD $17.99

Anthony Phillips/Invisible Men [Remastered & Expanded] ....import double CD $17.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of "Invisible Men," the 1983 album by Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips.  "Invisible Men" was a song based album which saw Anthony collaborate with Richard Scott.  Released in 1983 in the USA and the following year in the UK, "Invisible Men" features the lighter side of Anthony Phillips' musical character and some fine, well-crafted songs. Material such as 'The Women Were Watching' and 'Exocet' reflected the times in which they were created.  This new 2CD digipak deluxe edition of the album features a newly re-mastered original stereo mix of the album and an additional CD of 16 previously unreleased demos and material recorded during the period "Invisible Men" was recorded.  It includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Jon Dann.

 

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Acqua Fragile/A New Chant ....import CD $19.99

Acqua Fragile/A New Chant ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Antenna is very pleased to announce the release of a brand new album by Italian progressive rock legends Acqua Fragile. Along with compatriots PFM (for whom Bernard Lanzetti's stunning vocal prowess graced several classic albums), Acqua Fragile were true progressive rock pioneers in the 1970s.  A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera, Franz Dondi and Bernardo Lanzetti, who have reunited after forty-four years to record brand new material. The album is also notable for the presence of some very special guests, including lyricists Pete Sinfield (whose lyrics have graced albums by King Crimson, ELP & PFM) and Nick Clabburn (who has penned lyrics for Steve Hackett & Squackett), along with acclaimed musicians Tango Spleen and Grammy Award winning drummer Jonathan Mover. The material on A New Chant is in the finest tradition of the 1970s albums by the band, and possesses a vitality that fits perfectly in the progressive rock arena of the new millennium.  A New Chant is the splendid result of one of the exciting reunions of recent times by one of Italy's finest bands.

Sonja Kristina/Sonja Kristina: Anthology ....import double CD $21.99

Sonja Kristina/Sonja Kristina: Anthology ....import double CD $21.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Sonja Kristina is the lead singer of Curved Air. This is the first collection of her solo works and draws on recordings from her varied solo albums, along with rare and newly recorded exclusive tracks! This Anthology has been personally compiled by Sonja, with custom cover art and her personal liner notes.   Sonja will be on tour both as a solo artist and with Curved Air as it builds up to its 50th anniversary year.

Stray/All in Your Mind - The Transatlantic Years 1970-1974 ....4CD Box Set $41.99

Stray/All in Your Mind - The Transatlantic Years 1970-1974 ....4CD Box Set $41.99

Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of a re-mastered 4CD clamshell boxed set anthologizing all the recordings made by the legendary Stray for Transatlantic Records between 1970 & 1974.  Formed in 1966 by West London musicians Del Bromham (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Gadd (vocals), Gary Giles (bass) & Steve Crutchley (drums), Crutchley soon departed the band and was replaced by Richie Cole.   By August 1968 and whilst aged only 15 or 16 years old, they had begun to make a name for themselves on the Underground music scene in London, performing at legendary venues such as The Roundhouse and Middle Earth. The band's hard-edged progressive rock earned a loyal following, which resulted in the band signing to Transatlantic Records in January 1970.  Over the next four years the band would record five remarkable albums and would tour with some legendary names in rock such as Black Sabbath, The Groundhogs, Status Quo and Ten Years After. One of the hardest working bands in Britain, Stray failed to make the commercial impact they deserved, but their influence was felt by a new generation of musicians, perhaps best illustrated by the fact that Iron Maiden's Steve Harris declared himself to be a fan (leading to Iron Maiden recording a version of the Stray classic 'All in Your Mind' as the B-side to their 'Holy Smoke' single). Covering every track from the albums "Stray," "Suicide," "Saturday Morning Pictures," "Mudanzas" and "Move It," this set also features a thirteen track CD which gathers together studio out-takes, demos and rare singles (including four songs recorded for Pye Records in 1968 at an audition session for producer John Schroeder). Newly re-mastered, "All in Your Mind" includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome.

Patrick Campbell Lyons/Me & My Friend [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Patrick Campbell Lyons/Me & My Friend [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a re-mastered and expanded edition of "Me & My Friend," the first solo album by the founder of the UK band Nirvana, Patrick Campbell Lyons.  Originally issued on the Sovereign label in 1973, "Me & My Friend" was the first solo album by the writer, vocalist & producer who had recorded five albums under the Nirvana moniker (including three with writing partner Alex Spyropoulos). "Me & My Friend" featured all the hallmarks of Campbell Lyons' work for Nirvana, making for a charming album.  Original vinyl copies of "Me & My Friend" now attain vast sums at auction, making this Esoteric Recordings edition most welcome. More importantly, this reissue has been re-mastered from the original Sovereign Records master tapes for the very first time (a previous edition being derived from an original vinyl LP source). It also includes two rare bonus tracks; 'Out on the Road' (issued as a single) and a single version of 'Everybody Should Fly a Kite' (appearing on CD for the first time).  The booklet features an essay by Malcolm Dome including an exclusive interview with Patrick Campbell Lyons.

 

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Dantalian's Chariot/Chariot Rising [Remastered] ....import CD $19.99

Dantalian's Chariot/Chariot Rising [Remastered] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered collection of 1967 studio recordings by the legendary British psychedelic band Dantalian's Chariot - "Chariot Rising."  Dantalian's Chariot was born of a time when British popular music was going through a transformation. Psychedelia was on the ascendant thanks to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album and the work of Pink Floyd on "Piper at the Gates of Dawn."  The influence of the Summer of Love was felt by the members of Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band, a legendary R&B group who had recorded two albums for EMI and were a popular live attraction in the mid-1960s.   Keyboard player and vocalist Zoot Money disbanded his band to form Dantalian's Chariot with fellow band members Andy Somers (guitar, sitar - later known as Andy Summers in The Police), Pat Donaldson (bass) and Colin Allen (drums). The band were soon established as one of the finest psychedelic groups, thanks to their innovative music and light show brought from San Francisco. The single "Madman Running through the Fields" was released in September 1967 and is now highly regarded and hailed by Record Collector magazine as one of the finest of the era. Although the band were in demand as a live attraction, they disbanded in April 1968, (with Money & Somers soon joining Eric Burdon & the Animals), leaving a series of recordings for a prospective album in the vaults.  First released in 1996, these recordings have been newly re- mastered for this Esoteric Recordings reissue. The release also features an illustrated booklet with rare photographs and promotional material and an essay featuring exclusive interviews.

 

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The Residents/80 Aching Orphans - 45 Years of the Residents ....4CD + Book Set $59.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Extended, 4CD anthology set chronicling the career of the legendary San Francisco experimentalists and curated with the band themselves, from the debut 1972 single to the band's most recent album, The Ghost of Hope.   Singles, fan favourites, album highlights, live recordings and material never before available on CD.  Detailed track-by-track sleevenotes, new imagery produced exclusively for this collection and an introduction from Homer Flynn of The Cryptic Corporation.  80 tracks across 4CDs, presented in hardback book package.   Includes Santa Dog, Satisfaction, Constantinople, Diskomo, It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World, Hit The Road Jack, Don't Be Cruel, Hello Skinny, Smelly Tongues, Jello Jack, Kaw-Liga, Rushing Like A Banshee, plus material from numerous classic albums.  An ideal introduction for the curious, and a fresh perspective for the band's dedicated fanbase.  Since 1972, The Residents have produced a remarkable run of singles, classic albums and off-the-wall projects defying categorisation.  Produced with The Cryptic Corporation, "80 Aching Orphans" includes rare recordings, live versions and exclusive extracts and edits, and is packed with photographs and insightful commentary.  The Residents' most recent album, The Ghost of Hope, received critical acclaim and proved their appetite for innovation and musical exploration hasn't diminished, forty five years after their first release.  The Residents will soon embark on the 'pREServed' archival album reissue series, including previously unheard material, b-sides, rare recordings and extensive sleevenotes.

Billy Sherwood/The Art of Survival ....import CD $15.99

Billy Sherwood/The Art of Survival ....import CD $15.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Billy Sherwood is the current bass player in the band Yes.  Billy Sherwood was a key part of the line-ups which created the Yes albums Open Your Eyes, The Ladder and was also part of the Talk tour. He recently mixed the band's Heaven and Earth album and two subsequent DVDs.  The Art of Survival was Sherwood's sixth solo album and has been out of print for many years.  This CD release will be eagerly greeted by Yes fans especially in light on Sherwood's recent return to the band in mid-2015.

 

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Cairo/$@Y ....import CD $20.99

Cairo/$@Y ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham's latest new band project Cairo combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals.  This creates an enthralling progressive music sound that will capture the hearts and minds of modern music fans, as well as traditional and classic progressive rock aficionados.

 

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Colosseum/Daughter of Time ....import CD $19.99

Colosseum/Daughter of Time ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered & expanded edition of the classic 1970 album by Colosseum "Daughter of Time." Released on the Vertigo label in December 1970, the album was the band's third studio release and also heralded a line-up change within the group, featuring Jon Hiseman (drums), Dave Greenslade (organ & vibes), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophones) along with new recruits Dave "Clem" Clempson (guitar, vocals), Mark Clarke (bass) and the distinctive lead vocalist Chris Farlowe. Following on from the success of the album "Valentyne Suite," "Daughter of Time" was another fine album, spending five weeks in UK Top 30 charts. A classic early progressive rock album, "Daughter of Time" includes such classic tracks as 'Three Score and Ten, Amen,' 'Take Me back to Doomsday,' 'The Daughter of Time' and the band's interpretation of the Jack Bruce song 'Theme from an Imaginary Western.' This Esoteric Recordings release is newly remastered and includes three bonus tracks recorded at Lansdowne studios in London in May 1970 and August 1971, including the lengthy opus 'The Pirate's Dream.' This release fully restores the original album artwork and features an illustrated booklet with a new essay and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Clem Clempson.

 

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Focus/The Focus Family Album ....import double CD $17.99

Focus/The Focus Family Album ....import double CD $17.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - This collection includes both band tracks and two solo tracks by each current member. A total of 15 previously unreleased tracks or alternate versions are included on this set!  The album is housed in a lavish 8 panel digipack with new artwork by Roger Dean. The same band is touring worldwide throughout 2017 in support of this release and the forthcoming new studio album Focus 11.

Uriah Heep/Raging Through the Silence: 20th Anniversary Concert ....import double CD + DVD $24.99

Uriah Heep/Raging Through the Silence: 20th Anniversary Concert ....import double CD + DVD $24.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - Legendary band Uriah Heep was formed in 1969 and still actively tours the world today. This title has only ever been available on VHS - this is it's first CD and DVD (NTSC region 0) release EVER ! This concert was the band's 20th Anniversary Show! Raging through the Silence is housed in a six panel digi-pack with new custom artwork. This album features the band's longest running line-up of Mick Box, Lee Kerslake, Phil Lanzon, Bernie Shas and the late Trevor Bolder. This release is the third on the band's own Uriah Heep Records.

Billy Sherwood/What Was the Question? ....import CD $15.99

Billy Sherwood/What Was the Question? ....import CD $15.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - Billy Sherwood is the current bass player in the band Yes. Billy Sherwood was a key part of the line-ups which created the Yes albums Open Your Eyes,The Ladder and was also part of the Talk tour. He recently mixed the band's Heaven and Earth album and two subsequent DVDs. What Was the Question? was Sherwood's fifth solo album and has been out of print for many years. This CD release will be eagerly greeted by Yes fans especially in light on Sherwood's recent return to the band in mid-2015.

 

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Various Artists/Let the Electric Children Play: The Underground Story of Transatlantic Records [Remastered] ....import triple CD $24.99

Various Artists/Let the Electric Children Play: The Underground Story of Transatlantic Records [Remastered] ....import triple CD $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a new deluxe 3CD which tells the story of the so-called "underground" era of one of Britain's great independent record labels of the 1960s & 1970s, Transatlantic Records. In the heady atmosphere of the late 1960s, the sea change in British popular music spearheaded by the Beatles experimentation on the Sergeant Pepper album and swiftly followed by the likes of Cream, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Family, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull and a host of groups and musicians who followed in their footsteps led to the album being seen as the medium in which "serious" musicians would explore and develop their craft. The apparently disparate genres of blues, jazz, rock, folk and even world music were fused together by many diverse acts all of whom were eager to be regarded as "progressive" in their musical approach. The so-called "underground" audience eagerly consumed this music, which sat alongside the social changes that were also taking place. In the UK the major labels established imprints such as Harvest, Vertigo and Deram to market music to this audience, inspired by the vision of independent labels such as Island Records. Another, smaller British independent label also swiftly tapped in to this new musical movement, Transatlantic Records. This proudly independent imprint, founded in 1961 by Nat Joseph, looked beyond its initial folk, jazz and blues output to sign a distinctly quirky and diverse roster of "underground" acts. Between 1968 and 1976 Transatlantic explored all aspects of the "progressive" and "underground" scenes; from the "heavy" groups such as The Deviants, Jody Grind, Little Free Rock and Stray, to the acts on the fringes of folk and rock such as Pentangle, Mr Fox, Alan Hull, The Humblebums, Gryphon and Carolanne Pegg, to jazz rockers such as Circus and Marsupilami. Featuring over three and a half hours of newly re-mastered music over three CDs, "Let the Electric Children Play" documents the fascinating story of a unique period in the history of one of Britain's most eccentric labels. This deluxe anthology also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay and artist biographies housed in a clamshell boxed set.

Widowmaker/Running Free: The Jet Recordings 1976-1977 [Remastered] ....import double CD $21.99

Widowmaker/Running Free: The Jet Recordings 1976-1977 [Remastered] ....import double CD $21.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new 2CD anthology celebrating the British rock band Widowmaker. Formed in 1975 by former Mott the Hoople and Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor, also known as Ariel Bender. The original line-up of the band featured vocalist Steve Ellis (ex-Love Affair & Ellis), guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton (ex-Hawkwind), Australian bassist Bob Daisley (ex- Chicken Shack) and drummer Paul Nicholls who had previously been a member of Lindisfarne. A few months after they had begun rehearsing at Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Manticore Studios in London, Widowmaker signed to Don Arden's Jet Records label. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1976 and featured guest musicians Bobby Tench and Zoot Money. After touring with Nazareth, they joined Little Feat, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Streetwalkers as support to The Who on their "Who Put the Boot In' series of stadium shows in June 1976. Following a US tour opening for the Electric Light Orchestra Steve Ellis left the band and was replaced by vocalist John Butler. This line-up recorded the final Widowmaker album Too late to Cry, released in 1977. Widowmaker disbanded soon after with Bob Daisley joining Rainbow (and subsequently Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Oz and Gary Moore's band) and Huw Lloyd Langton eventually returning to Hawkwind. Running Free celebrates the music of Widowmaker and features both of the band's studio albums in their entirety on CD for the first time. The collection also includes the previously unreleased track 'Talk to Me,' recorded in January 1977. The anthology features an illustrated booklet that includes a new essay with exclusive interviews with Luther Grosvenor, Steve Ellis and Bob Daisley.

 

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Various Artists/One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 ....import triple CD $24.99

Various Artists/One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 ....import triple CD $24.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - One Way Glass is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of Sixties collectables, this unique 3-CD set takes a fresh look at British music from the late '60s through to the mid '70s, with an eye on overlooked dance floor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in progressive rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years. Includes artists such as Colosseum, Second Hand, Paladin, Fat Mattress, Gravy Train, The Web, Pentangle, Jonesy, Edwards Hand, Bond & Brown, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Jody Grind, Juicy Lucy, Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Atomic Rooster, Soft Machine, Audience and many more.

Klaus Doldinger & Georgio Moroder/The NeverEnding Story O.S.T. [Expanded Collector's Edition] ....import CD $21.99

Klaus Doldinger & Georgio Moroder/The Neverending Story O.S.T. [Expanded Collector's Edition] ....import CD $21.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - Re-issued on CD for the first time in the UK, this is the soundtrack album to accompany the unforgettable 1984 classic adventure fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story." An atmospheric electronic soundtrack with tracks composed by leading German jazz composer Klaus Doldinger (famed as the leader of the band Passport) and electronic disco maestro Giorgio Moroder. This release also includes all the officially released remixes of the title track as sung by '80s heartthrob Limahl (ex-Kajagoogoo) and the extended version of Giorgio Moroder's 'Ivory Tower' that originally appeared as the b-side on Limahl's 'The NeverEnding Story' single. This single was, itself, an international smash hit reaching No.4 in the UK and Irish Charts, No.2 in Germany, Austria and Italy and No.1 in Sweden and Norway. On the "The NeverEnding Story" soundtrack album, as well as the hit title track, four other titles were Moroder's work; 'Swamps of Sadness,' 'Ivory Tower,' 'Ruined Landscape' and 'Sleepy Dragon.' These tracks all combine an upbeat 1980s melodic synth sensibility with serene and layered soundscapes that evoke the mysteries and myths inherent to the film's fantasy narrative. These Moroder compositions only formed part of the film's soundtrack in its English language version and this is the soundtrack album to the English Language version of the film. Even so, the majority of the music is by Klaus Doldinger and he had previous stellar form in soundtrack composition through his contribution to one of the most famous German films of all time, the 1981 German U-boat movie Das Boot. This limited edition black vinyl effect CD release is packaged in a miniature cardboard LP style sleeve with an exclusive six page colour insert.

Marian Segal & Jade/Fly on Strangewings: Anthology ....import triple CD $27.99

Marian Segal & Jade/Fly On Strangewings: Anthology ....import triple CD $27.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - In the pantheon of rare folk rock albums from the genre's golden era of the early Seventies, Fly on Strangewings by Jade is a bona fide classic. Largely ignored on its release on DJM in 1970, the album is now widely acclaimed, which has led collectors and connoisseurs to consider Jade's main singer and songwriter, Marian Segal, as a much-overlooked talent. Fly on Strangewings is now treated to a deluxe 3-CD edition which finally tells the full story of Marian Segal's musical career. Compiled and annotated with Marian's involvement, this new package offers a second disc of early recordings of Marian with fellow Jade member Dave Waite, while disc three brings the story more up-to-date with solo and Marian Segal Band recordings. Disc One re-presents the classic Fly on Strangewings album with seven contemporaneous bonus tracks, two of which are previously unissued. Before becoming Jade, Dave Waite and Marian (or Marianne) Segal were a duo, playing the university circuit and in London clubs at the height of the Swinging London era. Their music was a fusion of British and American folk, but already contained many original elements, including superlative vocals, in the vein of Sandy Denny and The Strawbs. This period is remembered on disc two, recordings which have been out of print for a decade. Four tracks are previously unissued. Disc three includes two historic mid '70s recordings with Jeff Wayne (of War of The Worlds fame). The albums include a host of session talent from the 1970s including Dave Mattacks, Herbie Flowers, Clem Cattini, Pete Sears, John Wetton, Chris Spedding and Terry Cox as well as sweeping string arrangements by Phil Dennys (Rodriguez).

 

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Wounded Bird

Available for a Limited Time Only!

Wounded Bird reissues are licensed for a limited time only.  As such they do go out of print and quite often end up being very valuable collectors' items.  Here are a handful of out-of-print Wounded Bird titles that will only be available while stock lasts.

Long John Baldry/Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros. Recordings ....double CD $13.99
David Blue/These 23 Days in September ....CD $19.99
King Curtis/Get Ready ....CD $14.99
Eye to Eye/Eye to Eye + Shakespeare Stole My Baby ....CD $49.99 (LAST COPY!!!)
Vince Guaraldi/Eclectic Vince Guaraldi ....CD $27.99
Hubert Laws/Carnegie Hall ....CD $17.99
Hubert Laws/Say It with Silence ....CD $11.99
Leon Russell/Life & Love ....CD $31.99
The Searchers/Love's Melodies ....CD $34.99
Gary Wright/Touch & Gone ....CD $29.99

Coming Soon!!!

Lenny White/Venusian Summer ....CD $12.99

Lenny White/Venusian Summer ....CD $12.99

Lenny White is a three time Grammy Award winning American jazz fusion drummer. He is best known for being the drummer of Chick Corea's Return To Forever. As far as Jazz-Rock-Fusion albums go... this is one of the very best. Very impressive for his first solo album! This album, originally released on Nemperor Records, made the Billboard Music Charts on 1/31/76. Guest musicians include Hubert Laws, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Jimmy Smith, David Sancious & Larry Young.

 

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Lenny White/Big City ....CD $13.99

Lenny White/Big City ....CD $13.99

"Big City" is Lenny's second solo album, originally released on Nemperor Records. Lenny uses an all star cast to make this CD groove. I will mention Herbie Hancock, Neal Schon and Jan Hammer... can't get any better that this! This album made the Billboard Music Charts on 3/19/77.

 

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Stalk-Forrest Group/St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings ....CD $13.99

Stalk-Forrest Group/St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings ....CD $13.99

Stalk-Forrest Group is also known by a few other names. Blue Oyster Cult, Soft White Underbelly or Oaxaca. These are the first known recordings made by this group for Elektra Records in the late 1960s. They were meant to be the first album by Soft White Underbelly. Featuring Buck Dharma, the group eventually evolved into Blue Oyster Cult. B.O.C. sometimes played small clubs under the name Soft White Underbelly. These rare historic recordings should appeal to all those Blue Oyster Cult fans, especially Jude Crowbridge, who chanted "BOC really rules, man!"

 

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Dan Hicks/It Happened One Bite [Widescreen Edition] ....CD $13.99

Dan Hicks/It Happened One Bite [Widescreen Edition] ....CD $13.99

Dan Hicks was an American singer-songwriter whose music contained elements of country, folk, jazz and comedy. He referred to his music as "folk swing." He was the leader of the group Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. It Happened One Bite was originally released on Warner Bros. Records and hit the Billboard music charts in 1978. This special CD release is known as the Widescreen Edition and features a whopping 22 tracks!

 

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The Neon Philharmonic/Brilliant Colors: Complete Warner Bros. Recordings ....double CD $18.99

The Neon Philharmonic/Brilliant Colors: Complete Warner Bros. Recordings ....double CD $18.99

Neon Philharmonic was an American psychedelic pop band formed in 1967. The band was led by songwriter and conductor Tupper Saussy and singer Don Gant. The song "Morning Girl" hit the Top 40 in 1969 and stayed on the Billboard music charts for 12 weeks. The song "Heighdy-Ho Princess" also made the Billboard music charts for 2 weeks in 1970. This 2 CD set contains their complete recorded works for Warner Bros. Records.

 

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Rufus Harley/Courage: The Atlantic Recordings ....double CD $18.99

Rufus Harley/Courage: The Atlantic Recordings ....double CD $18.99

Rufus Harley was a saxophone player turned bagpipe player. He was an American jazz musician known primarily as the first jazz musician to adopt the Scottish Highland Bagpipe. Harley was inspired by the bagpipes as he was watching JFK's funeral procession. This two CD set contains his four Atlantic albums, Bagpipe Blues, Scotch & Soul, A Tribute to Courage and Kings/Queens along with 2 more rare tracks.

 

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Alda Reserve/Love Goes On ....CD $13.99

Alda Reserve/Love Goes On ....CD $13.99

Alda Reserve was a new wave band from England. "Love Goes On" was originally released on Sire Records in 1979. This album made its debut on the Billboard Music Charts on 11/24/1979. Fans have been screaming for this to come out on CD for over thirty years! It now makes it's worldwide CD debut.

 

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Cher/3614 Jackson Highway [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $13.99

Cher/3614 Jackson Highway [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $13.99

3614 Jackson Highway was Cher's sixth album. It was released on June 20, 1969 on Atco Records. The album received praise and positive reviews from the music critics. 3614 Jackson Highway was the address of Muscle Shoal's Sound Studios. On this Deluxe Edition CD, Cher does some great cover versions of classic tracks from the sixties. This disc features 12 bonus tracks!

 

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Mingo Lewis/Flight Never Ending ....CD $13.99

Mingo Lewis/Flight Never Ending ....CD $13.99

Mingo Lewis' career spans more than 45 years. He is a percussionist that has performed live and recorded with some of music's greatest names, including Al DiMeola, Santana, Miles Davis, Third World, Billy Joel, The Tubes and Chick Corea's Return to Forever. Flight Never Ending was originally released in 1976 on Columbia Records. This CD consists of searing guitar solos, propulsive drumming and synth solos layered with Latin percussion. A must-have for all who enjoy fusion! This album features two Mingo Lewis compositions recorded by Al DiMeola, 'The Wizard' (on his Land of the Midnight Sun album) and 'Frankincense' AKA 'Chasin' The Voodoo' (on his Casino album.)

 

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Earth Opera/Complete Elektra Recordings ....double CD $17.99

Earth Opera/Complete Elektra Recordings ....double CD $17.99

Digitally remastered two CD set. Earth Opera was an American rock group who were part of the Boston psychedelic scene. Active from 1967-1969, the group featured Peter Rowan and David Grisman. They were folk and bluegrass performers in Boston clubs, who got caught up in the changes in the music scene in the mid 1960's. They formed Earth Opera in 1967. They were joined by John Nagy on bass, Paul Dillon on drums and Bill Stevenson on keyboards and vibraphone. They released two albums on Elektra Records, Earth Opera and The Great American Eagle Tragedy, both of which are included here along with two rare singles.

 

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Vandenberg/Complete Atlantic Recordings ....double CD $17.99

Vandenberg/Complete Atlantic Recordings ....double CD $17.99

Two CD set. Vandenberg was a Dutch hard rock band that was formed in 1981. There first album Vandenberg was recorded at Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's studio, Sol Studios. In 1983 their first single "Burning Heart" reached #39 on the U.S. Billboard hot 100 charts. They toured the U.S. as the opening act for Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss. They then toured independently in Japan in 1984. Now you can have the whole collection on 2 CDs. It contains all three of their Atlantic albums - Vandenberg, Heading For A Storm and Alibi - plus two rare bonus tracks.

Soundtrack/Medicine Ball Caravan ....CD $13.99

Soundtrack/Medicine Ball Caravan ....CD $13.99

First time on CD! Medicine Ball Caravan is a diverse Soundtrack to the 1971 Francois Reinchenbach film which had Martin Scorsese as associate producer. This is a document of an 8,000 mile Trans USA trip by 154 people, a wagon train of buses, trucks and musical groups. They ventured to San Francisco, CA, Gallup, NM, Boulder, CO, Sioux City, IA, Yellow Springs, OH, Moline, IL, Warrenton, VA, and Washington, DC. For your listening pleasure you will hear rare live performances by the likes of Delaney & Bonnie, Alice Cooper, The Youngbloods, B.B. King, Doug Kershaw, Sal Valentino, and Stoneground.

Soundtrack with Eric Clapton/Lethal Weapon ....CD $13.99

Soundtrack with Eric Clapton/Lethal Weapon ....CD $13.99

CD reissue. Lethal Weapon is the soundtrack album of the 1987 film. It is performed and composed by Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen and David Sanborn with the title track performed by Honeymoon Suite. The score features a blend of rock, jazz and orchestral music. If you're a fan of Eric Clapton, he has some great guitar playing on this disc.

Firefall/The Singles A's & B's ....double CD $17.99

Firefall/The Singles A's & B's ....double CD $17.99

Two CD set. Firefall was a soft country-rock group formed in Boulder, Colorado in the mid 1970s. They had numerous high charting albums throughout their career. Wounded Bird is pleased to be able to provide a collection of their work with this 34 track compilation of their single A and B sides. Includes classics like "You Are the Woman" and "Just Remember I Love You."

Lazarus/Lazarus + A Fool's Paradise ....CD $14.99

Lazarus/Lazarus + A Fool's Paradise ....CD $14.99

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums on one CD. Lazarus was a soft rock trio who formed in 1969 formerly known as Shiloh. They were Christian rockers which was relatively new in those days. The members were Bill Hughes on guitar, violin and backing vocals, Carl Keesee on bass and vocals and Gary Dye on keyboards and vocals. Lazarus and A Fools Paradise were the only albums they put out, originally on the Bearsville label.

Hellion/Black Book ....CD $13.99

Hellion/Black Book ....CD $13.99

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1990 album from the L.A. metal band including one bonus track, a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song.'  Hellion formed in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. The band's original roster included Ann Boleyn on vocals. Black Box is a concept album. When Ann Boleyn began writing the lyrics, she decided that a full-length novel should accompany the album. The story is about her darker experiences with life deriving from her ancestors who supposedly inherited magical powers that came back to haunt her. Ann's voice is dark, with a heavier European style metal than what was going on in the music world at the time.

The Winters Brothers Band/The Winters Brothers Band ....CD $13.99

The Winters Brothers Band/The Winters Brothers Band ....CD $13.99

First time on CD! Not to be confused with Johnny and Edgar Winter, The Winters Brothers Band was a southern rock band hailing from Nolensville, Tennessee. Led by brothers Donnie and Dennis Winters, they issued two albums in the late 1970s. The eponymous Winters Brothers Band originally came out on Atco Records in 1977.

Wraith/Nothing to Fear ....CD $13.99

Wraith/Nothing to Fear ....CD $13.99

Wrath was a Chicago based metal/thrash band formed in 1982. Nothing to Fear was their sophomore release in 1987. We are sure you will find this album quite perfect to add to your thrash metal collection. The original CD was on Restless Records and rare copies now sell for close to $300 new. Back in print on Wounded Bird Records at a great price.

 






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# 735 - Addendum

September 4, 2017

 

Hi, folks,

Here's a last minute addition that should have been in today's newsletter, but just missed being added.  It's an exciting new group with a lot of familiar faces called:

Gizmodrome

Coming Soon

Gizmodrome/Gizmodrome ....CD $15.99

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Gizmodrome is an "All Star band" made up of Adrian Belew (ex King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Vittorio Cosma (PFM and Elio e le Storie Tese) and Mark King (Level 42). This album brings the audience back to when rock music was played by unique musicians, when daring was a must, when listening to an album was an experience to enjoy from the first to the last song. Fans of the bands the four Gizmodrome members are coming from, will find it all again on this album which promises to be one of the "must have" of 2017!

 

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