If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash 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. Also don't forget to check out the $6.99 Specials - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/members/specials.htm .
Coming Soon: The
Beatles, Allan Holdsworth, Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill, Caravan, PFM, Emerson Lake
& Palmer, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Nektar, Adam Wakeman, Syn, Peter Banks's Harmony in
Diversity, Empire, Breakthrough: Underground Sounds of 1971, Think I'm Going Weird:
Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68, Graham Bond, Stewart
Copeland & Ricky Kej, Andy Summers, Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon, Faust, Fred
Frith Trio, Al Stewart, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Phenomena, Rolling Stones, Manfred
Mann's Earth Band, Steppenwolf, Fleetwood Mac, Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut, Albert
Bouchard, Hawklords, Dream Theater, Pineapple Thief, UFO, The Kingdom
The Beatles/Let It Be [Special Edition] ....CD $18.99
The Beatles/Let It Be [Deluxe Special Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99
The Beatles/Let It Be [Super Deluxe Special Edition] ....5 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $134.99
The Beatles/Let It Be Special Edition [Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition] ....4 LP + 12" EP Box Set $199.98
Let It Be Special Edition - The Let It Be album has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. All the new Let It Be releases feature the new stereo mix of the album as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector and sourced directly from the original session and rooftop performance eight-track tapes. Deluxe 2 CD Packaging: The Special Edition Deluxe 2CD also includes a disc of outtake highlights and a 40-page booklet. Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Audio Box Set Packaging: Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo, 5.1 surround DTS, and Dolby Atmos. The Super Deluxe Edition includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more. Super Deluxe Vinyl Edition 4 LP/12" EP Box Set Packaging: includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo LP mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more. A slipcase box set houses the 4 LPs, 12" EP, and hardbound book.
The Beatles: Get Back ....Hardcover Book $59.99
The most anticipated book in more than a decade by the legendary band, The Beatles: Get Back is the official account of the creation of their final album, Let It Be, told in The Beatles' own words, illustrated with hundreds of previously unpublished images, including photos by Ethan A. Russell and Linda McCartney. Half a century after the 1970 Let It Be album and film, this milestone book coincides with the global release of Peter Jackson's documentary feature film, The Beatles: Get Back which will premiere on Disney Plus on November 25th in three installments of two hours each!
Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen 2010 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Manifesto records presents the fifth release in its ongoing series of Allan Holdsworth archival live performances on CD & DVD! This release captures the 2010 live performance in Leverkusen, Germany by guitar legend Allan Holdsworth. The bonus DVD exclusives also include interviews with bass player Ernest Tibbs and drummer Chad Wackerman.
Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen '97 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Allan Holdsworth/Warsaw Summer Jazz Days '98 ....CD + DVD $17.99
Allan Holdsworth & I.O.U./Live In Japan 1984 [Limited Edition] ....CD + DVD $16.99
Isildurs Bane & Peter Hammill/In Disequilibrium ....import CD $16.99
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary music. Sweden's leading chamber rock ensemble, Isildurs Bane, and the legendary Van Der Graaf Generator vocalist and composer, Peter Hammill, have joined forces once again and have risen to that challenge. Effortlessly mixing tightly composed pieces with free-ranging virtuosity and organic textures with bracing rhythmic counterpoints, In Disequilibrium consists of two contrasting suites awash with intricate arrangements for guitar, mallet instruments, woodwind and more.
Caravan/It's None of Your Business ....import CD $19.99
First new studio album in eight years, Caravan, one of the darlings of the progressive rock and 'Canterbury' scenes, formed in 1968 blending rock, jazz, folk and classical influences into a warm and distinctive sound. Their previous 14 studio albums and numerous live recordings have seen them attract a large and faithful following. The band toured regularly until the restrictions of the covid-19 pandemic. Founder member Pye Hastings (guitar/vocals) remains as Caravan's guiding light and primary songwriter. Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar) first played with Caravan between 1972 - 1981 and returned to the fold in 1995, Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) & Mark Walker (drums) complete the band with Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman & Take That) guesting as bass player following the departure of Jim Leverton while Jimmy Hastings also guests on flute. 'It's None of Your Business' is Caravan's first album since 'Paradise Filter' (2013) and features nine new songs plus one instrumental track influenced to a degree by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months. The album was recorded, as restrictions allowed, 'in the old-fashioned way' between 24th June and 4th July 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne. "Sitting round in a circle having eye to eye contact, a large sound room was required," Pye Hastings explained. "I much prefer this method because you can bounce ideas off each other as they occur with voice encouragement when the whole thing begins to click. And it is much more rewarding to be able to throw insults at each other in person rather than down a telephone line or via email. This is something we are all very experienced at, believe me!"
PFM/I Dreamed of Electric Sleep [Jewel Case Edition]
....2 CD Set $18.99
PFM/I Dreamed of Electric Sleep [Digipack Edition] ....2 CD Set $20.99
In the making of 'I Dreamed of Electric Sheep,' "We were forced to work under very peculiar circumstances, often interrupting our studio activity because of the lockdown," says Franz Di Cioccio (lead vocals, drums). The whole process took one year spent mostly working at home, sharing ideas and meeting at Patrick Djivas' (bass, keyboards) home studio, before the band was able to record the album at White Studios in Milan, Italy. Being the rhythm section, Cioccio and Djivas make a perfect working team. "We both have a great passion for sci-fi movies. In the past we watched many of them together. In the case of 'Blade Runner' we were hit by the question: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - The world has been changing around us. Computers are taking over and covid has accelerated the process. However, we strongly believe in the power of people to use their imagination and fantasy. To us this is what really makes the difference between human beings and androids." The band considers themselves being in a similar place when it comes to music that impressionists were in when it comes to painting: They didn't paint fixed somatic traits for their figures with their brush strokes while PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi) do not consider themselves limited to a specific genre. While the album tells multiple stories they are all linked to passion, love and the power of imagination. As a real treat PMF invited a couple of musicians they have been friends with for a long time: Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) on flute and Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis) on electric guitar. "I Dreamed of Electric Sheep" is simultaneously released in both English and Italian versions, hence the Italian subtitle, "Ho Sognato Pecore Elettriche."
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Out Of This World: Live [1970-1997]
....7 CD + Book Box Set $78.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Out Of This World: Live [1970-1997] ....10 Vinyl LP + Book Box Set $219.99
Prog rock giants Emerson Lake & Palmer were formed in 1970 by the brilliant keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, gifted singer / composer / guitarist Greg Lake and dynamic drummer / percussionist Carl Palmer. Throughout their career they performed at some of the most famous venues across the world. Available for the first time, Out of this World: Live (1970 -1997), a career-spanning box set, showcasing some of the biggest and most important live shows ELP have ever played. Encased in special, black, matte slipcase with hot foil finishes. Each LP has been reimagined with beautiful new designs on deluxe gatefold double LPs. Most of the LPs are previously unreleased on vinyl and have not been re-issued on CD for long time. Featured within the box set is a 32 page, glossy photobook,with intimate and unseen images of the band from legendary photographers Lynn Goldsmith and Neil Preston. Foreword written by Jerry Ewing editor of Prog magazine. Previously unreleased live show of Phoenix 1997 included within both 10LP & 7CD Box Set. High quality, fully-restored audio, mastered by ELP expert and renowned mastering engineer Andy Pearce.
Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason ....CD $14.99
Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Deluxe Blu-Ray Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray Set $58.99
Pink Floyd/A Momentary Lapse of Reason [Deluxe DVD Edition] ....CD + DVD Set $49.99
Originally released in 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason was updated and remixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson for The Later Years Box Set. By returning to some of Richard Wright's original keyboard parts and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members. The front cover features an alternative photograph from the original album cover photoshoot. This CD was remixed in 2019 from the original master tapes and is contained in a digipak with a 28-page booklet. The Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray and CD/DVD boxes were remixed in 2019 from the original master tapes and includes bonus material and 5.1 Surround Sound Audio, along with a 40-page booklet and envelope containing 6 exclusive stickers designed by Peter Curzon from StormStudios.
Genesis/The Last Domino? ....2 CD Set $24.99
Celebrating the return of Genesis and their 2021 / 2022 arena tour, The Last Domino? collection gathers together the band's legendary hits with choice album cuts from their stunning career. Having sold around 100 million albums to date, this new 2CD set comes in a deluxe package including rare and previously unseen images of the band.
Nektar/The Other Side [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $26.99
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the stunning new studio album by the legendary band Nektar. Throughout the 1970s Nektar released a series of acclaimed albums, scoring chart success in Germany (where the British band was based) and later in the USA (where the band relocated). Following the passing of original guitarist / vocalist Roye Albrighton in 2016, fellow founder members Derek "Mo" Moore (bass, vocals), Ron Howden (drums, vocals) & Mick Brockett (lyrics, visual conceptions) reunited along with Randy Dembo (bass, 12-string guitar), Ryche Chlanda (guitar, vocals) & Kendall Scott (keyboards) to begin work on a new album. Ryche Chlanda originally recorded with Nektar in 1978, and for "The Other Side" the band updated some of those ideas which evolved in the basement of Mo Moore's house in Chatham, New Jersey. Ron Howden, Mo and Ryche collaborated on much of the music heard on the album. The 1978 unrecorded song 'Skypilot' has evolved into 'Skywriter' in 2020. 'I'm on Fire' is the musical adaptation of a poem written by Mo for his soon-to-be wife, Nicki, during that same time period of 1978. The closing track, 'Devil's Door,' was originally performed live in 1974, but never featured on a Nektar album. Updated and recorded for this album, the song features the presence of the late Roye Albrighton on the introduction to the track, whose wonderful guitar part was taken from a live soundboard recording made in 1974. Kendall Scott's distinctive & versatile keyboard presence has enhanced this considerably, whilst Randy Dembo, who originally joined Nektar in 2004, brings a uniting presence on 12-string and bass guitars, rounding out the instrumental arrangements. Ron Howden has been a continual driving force of the band, weathering all versions of Nektar since its conception in 1969. With Mick Brockett now back in the fold (with his visual concepts and ideas as an essential part of the band making the music and light theatre a reality). "The Other Side" is a stunning album from a legendary band. This new Deluxe Edition includes an NTSC Region Free DVD with 'The Making of The Other Side,' a documentary about the making of the album and the reunion of Nektar.
Adam Wakeman/A Handful of Memories ....CD $19.99
On November 12th Adam Wakeman will release his first modern classical piano album since 1996's 'Tapestries' which he recorded with Rick Wakeman. 'A Handful Of Memories' is the result of an appreciation upon reflection of Adam's past experiences, trips with his family, his touring families and friends in some places that hold special memories for him. To reflect the personal, minimalist nature of the tracks, no effort was made to remove any of the pedal noises or enhance the tracks in any way, as Adam wanted them as exposed and natural as they can be. The album will be released through Blacklake Records on November 12th on CD, LP and digital format. The pandemic had a hand in Adam's return to modern classical piano after 25 years. As a highly sought-after touring pianist, Adam played extensively with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Travis and many others, he records and performs with his progressive rock band Headspace, with his acoustic duo Wilson & Wakeman and last year he even ventured into the jazz world with his critically acclaimed documentary/album project Jazz Sabbath. When the pandemic started, and the music world paused, he was halfway through a South American tour with Martin Barre on his 50th Anniversary Tour of Jethro Tull. Forced to leave his gear in Chile and hurry home before the airports closed, a period of reflection had started and this album is a result of that.
Syn/Flowerman: Rare Blooms from the Syn ....import CD $19.99
An anthology of all surviving '60s recordings by The Syn, key players on the London summer-of-'67 underground circuit and the starting point for prog legends Yes. Active from late 1965 as an Action-style mod/Motown band, The Syn embraced psychedelia with some legendary theatrical shows during their Marquee Club residency and a brace of flower-power singles for Deram before slowly evolving into Yes. Those four Deram sides - 'Created by Clive,' 'Grounded,' 'Flowerman' and '14 Hour Technicolour Dream' - are joined by a clutch of rare recordings from the period, including a five-minute rehearsal excerpt of stage favourite 'The Gangster Opera,' an earlier recording of 'Flowerman,' a pre- Deram acetate of the unissued-at-the-time 'Merry-Go-Round' and two tracks by pre-Syn band The Selfs. The CD also includes some post-Syn recordings, including a brace of songwriting demos by singer Steve Nardelli, keyboardist Andrew Pryce Jackman and bassist Chris Squire as they attempted to set up a production company at the height of Squire's success with Yes. With a foreword by Phil Collins (a huge fan during their Marquee days), many previously unpublished photos and a new 5000 word essay, 'Flowerman' is an essential purchase for admirers of both vintage British psychedelia and the band Yes.
Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity/Best of Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity ....import CD $26.99
Best of compilation featuring Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity, an experimental progressive rock incarnation for the former Yes man. Culled from a string of albums that were previously gathered together in a six CD set back in 2018 and featuring Banks' accomplished guitar playing. A must for Yes completists, featuring guitarist Banks who was an original member of the band after time in psyche legends The Syn. Peter Banks's expressive guitar playing is captured in a best of his recordings with HID who existed between 2004 and 2007 and recorded five albums as well as playing live. Often modal and avant-garde at times, HID deliver a theatrical take of progressive rock that verges on drone, math rock, post rock and jazz fusion with a side of ambience. Peter Banks sadly passed away in 2013.
Empire/Best of Empire ....import CD $26.99
11 track best of compilation featuring Peter Banks' 1970s outfit Empire featuring vocals by Sydney Foxx. Culled from the albums 'Mark 1,' 'Mark 2,' 'Mark 3' and 'The Mars Tapes' which languished in obscurity until they briefly saw release in the States in the mid-'90s. A must for Yes completists, featuring guitarist Banks who was an original member of the band after time with psyche legends The Syn. After Banks split from the formative Yes, he formed Flash who had three albums released on Sovereign in the early '70s. On their demise he put together a new group with Sidonie Jordon on vocals, their personal and professional relationship forming the backbone of the group. The compilation includes selections from the all three Empire studio albums and 'The Mars Tapes' and is also fully endorsed by Sidonie Jordan (Foxx). The band's best-known piece, 'Sky at Night' features huge Syn fan and latter day Genesis member Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals.
Various Artists/Breakthrough: Underground Sounds of 1971 ....import 4 CD Set $45.99
Esoteric Recordings' next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called "underground" rock music. 1971 was a momentous year in rock and one which would continue to see progressive music in all it's forms become a dominating force with the album buying public. Much of this music appeared on the "progressive" imprints of major record labels such as EMI's Harvest, Decca's Deram and Philips Records' Vertigo and emerging independent labels such as Charisma, United Artists and Island and led to an increasing presence of underground album music on BBC Radio 1 on its Sounds of the Seventies and Top Gear programs. 1971 saw a wealth of imaginative artists meld seemingly disparate musical genres and influences such as jazz, blues, folk, rock and classical music on a host of wonderful albums, all of which appealed to an audience of students and followers of the "underground' culture. Universities and Colleges were regular venues on the burgeoning live music circuit in the UK for these artists, most of whom earned loyal followings through regular concert performances. 1971 also saw festivals such as Weeley (which attracted an estimated 150,000 people), Reading and the Glastonbury Fayre featuring the leading progressive album-focussed artists of the day. 'Breakthrough - Underground Sounds Of 1971' is a lovingly compiled collection from this pivotal year in music, featuring a host of key artists - Yes, ELP, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, VdGG, Caravan and more(!) - plus a host of lesser-known acts who failed to reach a wider audience but produced a wide breadth of music, such as BB Blunder, Big Sleep, Cressida, Help Yourself, Mighty Baby, Patto, Pink Fairies Samurai, Colin Scot, Spring, Stray and many more! Turn on and tune in to the gloriously diverse underground sounds of 1971. Includes an illustrated booklet with essay by Mark Powell.
Various Artists/Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68 ....import 5 CD Set $59.99
Grapefruit's landmark 100th release! A definitive overview of the British psychedelic scene, an epic five-CD/book set that includes more than 50 minutes of previously unreleased music from the halcyon period 1966-68. Including the major acts of the era (The Who, Traffic, Small Faces, The Move, Procol Harum, Incredible String Band, Family, Crazy World of Arthur Brown etc), 'Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts From The British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68' features many bands who also played London's underground dungeons during the Summer of Love. Featuring studio demos from the likes of Tintern Abbey, The Soft Machine, Mabel Greer's Toyshop, Genesis, Mandrake Paddle Steamer, Dantalian's Chariot and others plus numerous cult 45s (July, Caleb, Vamp, Blossom Toes, Sweet Feeling, etc) and fascinating album cuts from such scene stalwarts as Tomorrow, Fairport Convention, Kaleidoscope, The Deviants and Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera. Perhaps most enticingly of all, the collection includes a number of hitherto-unknown recordings by bands who are only now gaining their first public exposure including Eyes of Blond, Tinsel Arcade, Crystal Ship (whose contribution features lyrics from Pete Brown) and the semi-mythical 117, such a legendary name from the era's handbills and posters that they even had a UK psych fanzine named after them in the '90s. A dazzling feat of licensing and research, 'Think I'm Going Weird...' comes in a 60-page A5 book format with 25,000 word track-by-track annotation with some extraordinary and rare photos and memorabilia. For anyone even remotely interested in British psychedelia, it's simply an essential purchase.
Graham Bond/Solid Bond ....import CD $15.99
If there ever was a quintessential jazz-rock album, which practically not only is the first recorded example of the genre, but also defines it unequivocally, this is it. Released in 1970 as a 2-LP set it contains two sessions recorded by the legendary British saxophonist / organist / vocalist Graham Bond in 1963 and 1966. The first of these two sessions is not only the first recording of the emerging jazz-rock genre but also the recording debut of one of it's future heroes, guitarist John McLaughlin. The Graham Bond Quartet, captured live in London's legendary Klooks Kleek Club consisted of Bond (on sax), McLaughlin, Jack Bruce on acoustic bass and Ginger Baker on drums. The second (studio) session features Dick Heckstall-Smith and the young upcoming drummer Jon Hiseman.
Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej/Divine Tides ....CD $13.99
The album "Divine Tides" by the living legend Stewart Copeland (The Police, Curved Air) and Ricky Kej (Grammy Award winner) features artists from all over the world - soundscapes and melodies meet pulsating rhythms, which elevate the senses into a realm of spiritual solitude, where the soul is free - one with itself, one with time, one with our planet! Through its diverse musical canvas "Divine Tides" showcases a world where we can adapt to change, just like the moving tides - a world in which all life can live sustainably and in harmony.
Andy Summers/Harmonics of the Night ....import CD $18.99
'Harmonics of the Night' is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings from guitarist Andy Summers. Following on from 'Metal Dog' and 'Triboluminescence,' 'Harmonics of the Night' began it's life as a guitar improvisation for a museum installation of Andy's own photos. He did not like the music they had chosen in the gallery so sat down and recorded some guitar improvisations. Summers says that he built this set out from there. These songs and the photos that inspired them have become a staple of his solo guitar shows. Stand out tracks: 'A Certain Strangeness,' 'Harmonics of the Night' and 'City of Crocodiles.' The album will be released to accompany a new exhibition of his photos at the Leica Gallery, Mayfair starting on October 21st. Andy explains more about the album - The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which was the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of my photography at the Pavilion Populaire in Montpellier. I was able to visit the museum in advance of the opening and decided this time (instead of the usual unsuitable music being played by the whatever gallery!) that I must make a music installation to accompany the photography on the wall, a piece that could be looped and thus provide a continual musical counterpoint to the visual. I made a twenty-minute single guitar improvisation. A Certain Strangeness.This piece put a certain approach in my in my head and pointed me in the direction of eleven more tracks. These pieces which vary from minimalist approaches to African influenced dance pieces and are what I consider the sonic parallels to the photography.
Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon/Back Together Again ....CD $13.99
Larry Coryell is well known to the fusion-jazz crowd as one of the pioneers of that genre. On this album Larry joins forces with drummer Alphonse Mouzon. They had worked together previously in Larry's fusion band The Eleventh House.
Faust/1971-1974 ....import 8 CD Box Set $115.99
Hamburg's excellent imprint Bureau B, one of whose investigative strands in recent years has been bringing forth unheard works from the Krautrock archives, is to mark the half-century of Faust, the seminal band who formed in the pastoral surrounds of Wumme, near Bremen, in 1971 and whose bargain-priced "The Faust Tapes" compiled for the UK market found its way into so many homes and introduced the sound of new Germany to the country. The new box set is entitled Faust 1971-1974. "There is no group more mythical than Faust," said Julian Cope in his sought-after guide to the genre, Krautrocksampler, and if influence and myth and folklore and stories are a guide then Faust are right up there with the Velvets about whom there's the old axiom, "everyone who bought one went out and started a band," as attributed to Brian Eno. The box set will form a virtually complete collection of Faust material from 1971 to 1974. In addition to the debut album it will include 1972's So Far, the legendary The Faust Tapes, Faust IV and, for the first time ever, the mythical so-called "Munich album" Punkt which Faust recorded at Giorgio Moroder's Musicland Studios in 1974 but which has never seen the light of day - until now. Bonus albums Momentaufnahme I and Momentaufnahme II also feature unreleased material from the band's Wumme studio era. Mastered from the original tapes, Faust 1971-1974 will be available as a limited edition run of 1,000 only on CD.
Fred Frith Trio/Road ....2 CD Set $30.99
Fred Frith is a multi-instrumentalist and a shrewd outsider who walks the line between rock and jazz, improvisation and composition, and hereby presents a breathtaking live double CD with his long-time Bay Area trio. CD1 documents an inspiring trio concert by these extraordinarily creative musicians at Stadthalle Koln as part of Week-End Fest 2019. CD2 features the trio with guests Lotte Anker and Susana Santos Silva. Both musicians have a long history with the trio - Lotte Anker has played with the trio in San Francisco and New York, and Susana Santos Silva joined them for performances in Brazil in 2018, while both have joined the trio to tour the U.S. East Coast and Europe in 2019. Lotte Anker and Susana Santos Silva fire up the trio. And in turn the trio's inspiration has an effect on Lotte and Susana which feeds back into the group. This creates a unique collective sound that delivers an infectious live energy.
Al Stewart/Time Passages [Remastered & Expanded]
....import 2 CD Set $26.99
Al Stewart/Time Passages [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Set $84.99
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded two CD edition of 'Time Passages,' the legendary album by Al Stewart first released in September 1978. Stewart's third album recorded with Alan Parsons, 'Time Passages' followed the hugely successful platinum-selling 'Year of the Cat.' Recorded at the close of 1977 and during the early months of 1978 at Davlen Studios in Los Angeles, 'Time Passages' was an album of as much immense musical inventiveness. Despite pressure to produce an equally successful follow-up record, Al Stewart rose to the occasion with 'Time Passages,' an album that was as musically inventive and creative as its predecessor, a triumph both in terms of Al Stewart's song writing and the stunning and sophisticated production by Alan Parsons. Featuring such classic songs as 'Valentina Way,' 'Life in Dark Water,' 'The Palace of Versailles,' 'Timeless Skies,' 'Almost Lucy' and the classic title track, 'Time Passages' was another commercial and critical success on its release, reaching the US Billboard Top Ten and the UK Top 40. The single 'Time Passages' was also a Top Ten hit in the United States. Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a four-disc deluxe limited edition boxed set (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD). This new deluxe edition of this special album has been newly remastered for the very first time from the original first-generation master tapes by Alan Parsons and also features his stunning new 5.1 Surround sound mix from the original multi-track tapes. In addition, the set includes single edits, an album session out-take, four demo tracks recorded in Los Angeles in August 1977 and for the first time the complete concert recorded at the studios of WKQK-FM in Chicago in October 1978. This limited edition boxed set also features an illustrated 68-page book with a new essay featuring an interview with Al Stewart and a facsimile promotional poster and a set of four postcards and is a fitting tribute to a much treasured and legendary masterpiece by a consummate songwriter and performer.
David Crosby/If Only I Could Remember My Name [50th Anniversary Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99
Singer-songwriter David Crosby's solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name, was dismissed by critics when it came out in 1971. Over the years, however, appreciation has grown for the album's adventurous aesthetic, stacked harmonies and haunting lyrics about loss and confusion. Billed as Crosby's solo debut, the album was anything but a one-man project. Instead, it was one of his most collaborative efforts, featuring an all-star cast of players that included members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana, along with Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and others. If I Could Only Remember My Name turned 50 earlier this year and Rhino is celebrating with a 2-CD set that includes the album lovingly remastered from the original analog tapes, accompanied by a bonus disc that features a dozen unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternative versions. The new remaster was overseen by original album engineer Stephen Barncard with restoration and speed correction using Plangent Processes.
Joni Mitchell/Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years 1968-1971 ....5 CD Box Set $62.99
Five CDs of the finest, most intimate, surprising, and captivating content from Joni's unmined 1968-1971 archives! The tracks on Archives Vol II have been sequenced chronologically to follow Mitchell in real time through one of the most creative periods of her career. The collection uncovers several unreleased Mitchell originals, including "Jesus" recorded in 1969 at her friend Jane Lurie's New York apartment in Chelsea, which also served as the setting for the song "Chelsea Morning." Other highlights include Mitchell's performance at Le Hibou Coffee House in Ottawa on March 19, 1968 that was recorded by Jimi Hendrix and a concert at the Paris Theatre in London on October 29, 1970 that was broadcast on the BBC. The latter includes several songs destined to appear on Blue the following year: "Carey," "River" and "My Old Man." In addition, singer-songwriter James Taylor joined Mitchell to perform with her during the second half of the show.
Phenomena/Phenomena + Dream Runner + Innervision + Anthology ....import 4 CD Set $45.99
Four CD collection of the first three big-selling albums by Phenomena, a studio- created return to the idea of the concept album originally masterminded by producer Tom Galley with his brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley along with a host of guest players. Plus the 'Anthology' album with five bonus tracks, including the 12-inch remixes of the band's big hit 'Did It All for Love' and 'Still the Night.' Featuring guest appearances from Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Trapeze vocalist Glenn Hughes, the late great drummer Cozy Powell, Queen's Brian May, legends John Wetton (King Crimson, Asia) and Neil Murray (Colosseum II, The Michael Schenker Group, Gary Moore, Whitesnake, etc). Remastered with all four booklets from the original release. The first Phenomena album, originally released in 1985, sold over a million copies and the second album featured the number #1 hit single 'Did It All for Love' featuring great lead vocals from John Wetton.
Rolling Stones/Tattoo You [Super Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD + LP Box Set $149.99
Four CD + Picture Disc Box Set! Tattoo You celebrates 40 years with the release of a brand new Super Deluxe four CD Boxset which includes the newly remastered version of Tattoo You, Lost & Found, Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982 plus a bonus Picture Disc pressing of Tattoo You and a 124 Page Book featuring over 200 rare photos from recording sessions & world tour + interviews with producer Chris Kimsey & photographer Hubert Kretzscmar. The package includes a special lenticular sleeve. 4CD/1LP.
Manfred Mann's Earth Band/Mannthology ....3 CD Set
Manfred Mann's Earth Band/Mannthology [Deluxe Hard Back Book Edition] ....4 CD + 2 DVD + Book Set $94.99
A celebration to mark 50 years of Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Mannthology brings together all of the band's singles from 1971 to date, including some from solo projects, and contains previously unreleased tracks, hard-to-obtain B sides and rare mixes. The three CD set showcases Manfred's striking ability to identify, arrange and perform other people's songs to make them his own, including songs by Dylan, Springsteen, Marley, Weller and Sting. The standard format contains three CDs (50 tracks) in a clamshell book with a short history of the band, and track notes. The Deluxe Edition set showcases The deluxe edition is a 30cm hardback book with four CDs (the 50 tracks plus a bonus CD of 16 tracks) and two DVDs (the Earth Band's 2017 Baloise session and a documentary film covering the band's 50-year history); the book has 100 pages including a comprehensive history of the band, biographies, extensive track notes, comments and anecdotes from band members, plus 50 high quality photos.
Steppenwolf/Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill & ABC Years 1967-1971 ....import 8 CD Box Set $69.99
Remastered from the original Dunhill/ABC master tapes. Steppenwolf was formed in 1967 in LA by John Kay (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Goldy McJohn (organ, piano) and Jerry Edmonton (drums) who were previously members of the Canadian band The Sparrows. They were joined by Michael Monarch (lead guitar) and Rushton Moreve (bass). The band signed to Dunhill/ABC the same year and with producer Gabriel Mekler they recorded their self-titled debut album. The band were propelled to success with their classic single 'Born to Be Wild' (a #2 hit in the USA) and became even wider known when the track was featured, along with their version of 'The Pusher' in the classic 1969 counterculture film Easy Rider. 'The Second' was released in October '68 and featured the hit single 'Magic Carpet Ride' (another US #2 hit). In March '69 'At Your Birthday Party' was released to further success and was their first record to feature Nick St Nicholas on bass and their last to feature Michael Monarch. The July 1969 release 'Early Steppenwolf' featured live recordings made at The Matrix in San Francisco in May 1967 and featured a 20-minute version of 'The Pusher.' The band's next studio album, 'Monster,' was issued in November 1969 and dealt with America's involvement in the Vietnam War. 1970 saw the band release two albums, the double LP 'Steppenwolf Live' and 'Steppenwolf 7.' By the release of the latter the band's popularity began to wain slightly, although they would retain a large and loyal fan base. Their November 1971 album 'For Ladies Only' was their last for Dunhill/ABC and Steppenwolf disbanded in February 1972 only to reform in 1974.
|Fleetwood Mac/Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac ....CD $14.99||Fleetwood Mac/Mr. Wonderful ....CD $14.99||Fleetwood Mac/The Pious Bird of Good Omen ....CD $14.99|
A trio of classic releases of the late '60s celebrating the original blues infused version of Fleetwood Mac led by Peter Green on the Blue Horizon label. Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac is the 2004 remastered reissue of the classic 1968 debut album features 19 tracks including 7 bonus tracks. Mr. Wonderful is the second studio album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 23 August 1968. This all-blues album was broadly similar to their debut album, albeit with some changes to personnel and recording method. The Pious Bird of Good Omen is a compilation album by the British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac.
Jorma Kaukonen & John Hurlbut/The River Flows Vol. 1 & 2 - The Complete Sessions ....2 CD Set $28.99
Two CD set. If it seems odd to think of Jorma Kaukonen-who has been leading Hot Tuna and working as a solo artist for more than 50 years-as an accompanist, then coax the noggin back just a bit further and recall his role Jefferson Airplane. Save for the handful of songs on which he sang lead, Kaukonen spent much of his time in that band providing the guitar parts that gave body and soul to the songs and voices of Marty Balin, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick. Here, on The River Flows, Kaukonen's only jobs are to produce and to play the acoustic lead guitar alongside John Hurlbut, who supplies rhythm guitar and vocals. The two are longtime associates-Hurlbut has managed Kaukonen's guitar camp Fur Peace Ranch for decades, and he's an endearing and more than capable frontman in his own right. There's only one original Hurlbut composition here, the closing tune "Someone's Calling." The others come from sources such as ex-Byrds Roger McGuinn ("The Ballad of Easy Rider") and Gene Clark, Spencer Bohren and Curtis Mayfield, whose "People Get Ready," the old Impressions standard, is given a tender, homey reading by the pair. Another highlight is "Across the Borderline," co-written by Ry Cooder, Jim Dickinson and John Hiatt, on which Kaukonen places Hurlbut's sometimes pure, sometimes craggy vocal way up front, allowing the two guitars to carry on their own amiable conversation below. The River Flows is easygoing, honest and welcoming music, a stress reliever at a time when everyone can all use a little more of that.
Albert Bouchard/Imaginos II: Bombs Over Germany (Minus Zero and Counting) ....CD $16.99
Albert Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Oyster Cult. As a songwriter, he wrote many BOC songs including the very popular "Astronomy" and the live staple "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll" on which he also sang lead vocals. "Imaginos 2 - Bombs Over Germany (Minus Zero and Counting)" sees Albert continuing the Trilogy of Imaginos, a concept album about an alien conspiracy that is brought to fruition during the late 19th and early 20th century through the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil. The album weaves scripts and poems by the late Sandy Pearlman. It features guests Ross the Boss (Dictators), Joe Cerisano (Silver Condor, TSO), and reunites original Blue Oyster Cult members Eric Bloom, Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and Joe Bouchard, as well current BOC member Richie Castellano, who all contribute to this latest installment. The album also features reworks of classics like "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," "The Red and the Black" and "Dominance and Submission."
Hawklords/Time ....CD $14.99
Hawklords 10th consecutive album Time was recorded under lockdown conditions between November 2020 and May 2021. The album is described by the band as, "Observations of life, seen through the prism of Time." Featuring killer songs such as "Speed of Sound" a tribute to the aeronauts of the halcyon days of the Supersonic Age of the late 1940s, to the ear-worm Pop of "Turn You On" and the bone-crushing power of the dystopian "To the New Age" a song that would sit well on any Stooges album, Time is a sci-fi fantasy trip down a rabbit hole full of surprises and instant hook-lines. The band members are: Tom Ashurst, Dave Pearce, 'Dead' Fred Reeves and Jerry Richards, with a guest appearance on the song, "Take Off Your Mask" from long-time Hawklords stalwart and former Hawkwind bassist, Adrian Shaw, plus the astounding saxophone and transcendental flute of Chris 'Beebe' Aldridge (Rudimental and Ben E King) threaded throughout the album. The package is completed with stunning artwork from the British graphic designer, Martin Cook.
Dream Theater/A View from the Top of the World ....CD
Dream Theater/A View from the Top of the World [Deluxe Artbook Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray + Book Set $69.99
Dream Theater/A View from the Top of the World [Super Deluxe Edition] ....2 Vinyl LP + 2 CD + Blu-Ray + Book Set $199.99
Even after hundreds of shows, 15 million records sold, two Grammy Award nominations, and almost four decades together, Dream Theater continue to look ahead. Their collective gaze never wavers from the future. Instead, the progressive metal trailblazers - James LaBrie (vocals), John Petrucci (guitars), Jordan Rudess (keyboards), John Myung (bass), and Mike Mangini (drums) - consistently explore uncharted territory with the same spirit of sonic adventurousness. On their 15th album, A View from the Top of the World, the New York quintet rush forward at full speed again with seven tracks equally steeped in articulate arrangements, groove-laden guitars, and skyscraping melodies. Available as Limited Deluxe Boxset incl. 2LP (in exclusive gatefold sleeve), Limited 2CD/Blu-ray Artbook, Zoetrope Slipmat, Beanie, Enamel Keychain, Poster, Artcards & Certificate of Authenticity in lift-off lid box. Limited 2CD/Blu-ray Artbook includes 5.1 surround sound mix of entire album with visuals, 'Digging for a Spark - A View from Inside DTHQ' Documentary, extended artwork & liner notes. Also available as CD.
Pineapple Thief/Nothing But the Truth [Deluxe] ....2 CD + DVD-A + Blu-Ray Box Set $85.99
The Pineapple Thief's stunning filmed performance 'Nothing But the Truth' to be released as a deluxe 4 disc hardback book edition. The Pineapple Thief, are one of the leading lights of Europe's experimental rock domain, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord & reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums. Following the release of their latest studio album 'Versions of the Truth' in September 2020, the band were preparing to start the album's live campaign, when like so many other artists their plans were put on hold by the continuing global pandemic. Eager to still perform & connect with their fans across the globe, in April 2021, The Pineapple Thief filmed an extravagant on-demand live event entitled 'Nothing But the Truth' directed by band videographer George Laycock (Blacktide Phonic/Visual). Bruce Soord explains, "The Pineapple Thief is equally about the studio & the stage so it was hugely disappointing that we were unable to tour, especially as we were excited to be able to perform the new album 'Versions of the Truth' live for everyone. Being able to do this film, especially under the circumstances, was invaluable. We all knew we did not want to shoot a film of us standing on stage staring at an empty room. We wanted something special, something 'cinematic' so we have created something unique and very, very special that I am proud to have been a part of. I can't wait for people to see it. It's the icing on the cake to see our show being released in a 'physical' format. For the first time we have included a Dolby Atmos immersive mix on the Blu-ray as well as DTS-HD 5. 1 & high-definition stereo. The deluxe edition is wonderful and I for one will give it pride of place in my collection. A special souvenir of a special day." Drummer, Gavin Harrison adds, "'Nothing But the Truth' is a highlight for this band in terms of captured performance." The Blu-ray & DVD discs feature the full performance plus a dedicated 'Drumcam' option so fans of Gavin Harrison can watch the entire drum performance. Includes four bonus songs not seen on the streamed event, four music videos "Demons," "Break It All," "Versions of the Truth" & "Driving Like Maniacs" all with Dolby Atmos mixes, 6 documentary shorts from the band 60-page hardback book containing lyrics, exclusive photos from the performance & much more.
UFO/Cleveland 1982 ....CD $15.99
A magnificent vintage live performace by one of the all-time greatest rock bands to ever take the stage - UFO! Founding members Phil Mogg, Pete Way, and Andy Parker are joined by Paul Chapman and Paul Raymond, and Neil Carter as they blast through highlights from The Wild, the Willing & the Innocent and Mechanix as well as their smash hit singles "Lights Out," "Doctor, Doctor," and more! Packaged in a deluxe 6-panel digipak!
The Kingdom/Lost in the City ....import CD $18.99
Epitaph, the '70s German prog rock band, recorded an album named "Lost in the City" back in 1986. As this was a mixture of '80s hard rock, meeting blues and influences from the great era of British rock, marked by such names as Led Zeppelin, King Crimson and Thin Lizzy, they felt that the old band name no longer fitted, so they changed it to Kingdom.
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Coming Soon: Be Bop
Deluxe, Yes, Tony Kaye, Rick Wakeman, 3, Vangelis, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Nektar,
Klaus Schulze, Affinity, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Grateful Dead, Appice Perdomo Project,
The Ronnie Wood Band featuring Mick Taylor, Black Sabbath, Mountain, Ringo Starr, Kasim
Sulton, Miles Davis, Billy Cobham, Chick Corea's Akoustic Band, Ian Carr & Don Rendell
Quintet, Esperanza Spaulding, Tribal Tech, Mujician, Porcupine Tree, Mostly Autumn, Ozric
Tentacles, Lee Abraham, Spirit, Uriah Heep, Dream Theater, The December People, Marianne
Faithfull, Vinegar Joe, Barclay James Harvest, Genesis, Japanese Reissues
Be Bop Deluxe/Live! In The Air Age [Remastered & Expanded
Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $32.99
Be Bop Deluxe/Live! In the Air Age 1970-1973 [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....import 15 CD + DVD Box Set $142.99
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce a new re-mastered super-deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition release (comprising 15 CDs and a DVD) and a new remastered and expanced three CD edition of Live! In the Air Age by Be Bop Deluxe. This legendary live album was released in July 1977 and would prove to be the band's most successful album, peaking at number 10 in the UK charts. The album was issued at a time of growing commercial success for the band and followed on the heels of two highly acclaimed studio albums in thirteen months, Sunburst Finish and Modern Music, both of which reached the top twenty of the UK album charts. Live! In the Air Age would be the band's only live record and was recorded on a series of dates in the UK in February and March 1977 on the Rolling Stones mobile unit with John Leckie, who had engineered co-produced the band's previous two albums, supervising the location recordings. The band's UK tour began in late January and was an audio-visual extravaganza that featured the use of projection screens and excerpts from the 1927 German silent film Metropolis, director Fritz Lang's striking science fiction masterpiece. Continuing into February, the first concert to be recorded was at the de Montfort Hall in Leicester on the 12th of that month. The following two nights saw concerts at the Grand Theatre in Leeds which were both captured on tape and saw Bill Nelson perform to an enthusiastic home audience. However, at this juncture fate would intervene to cause a postponement to the remainder of the tour. Travelling to a concert in Bristol on 15th February 1977, Bill Nelson and John Leckie were involved in a car accident which resulted in them being hospitalized at Huddersfield Infirmary. Thankfully, all involved recovered quickly from their injuries, but as a result of the accident, the remaining concerts were postponed until the end of March. The tour began again with two concerts at Hammersmith Odeon in London on March 25th and 26th 1977 which revealed the band to be on top form, feeding off the tremendous warmth of the audience. Further shows in Bristol and Bournemouth on the 27th and 28th March respectively also contained many fine moments. Bill Nelson and John Leckie selected the best performances for mixing at Abbey Road and Advision studios in London and Live! In the Air Age was released in July 1977. Research of all of the Be Bop Deluxe master tapes revealed that multi track tapes of all the shows recorded on the UK tour of 1977 had survived. After digitizing and listening through to all of the Rolling Stones mobile unit 24-track tapes it was decided to include each concert in it's entirety in this expanded boxed set. The concerts were mixed over a period of several months by Stephen W. Tayler and are presented here for the very first time. They reveal the improvisational side of Be Bop Deluxe, particularly on pieces such as Shine and Blazing Apostles which made each concert unique. This set features the original album, newly remastered from the original master tapes, and restores the correct running order of the original LP release and has three bonus tracks drawn from a BBC Radio One John Peel Show session from January 1977. This box also adds an NTSC / Region Free DVD of Star Rider in Concert - Be Bop Deluxe, which was first screened on television in 1977 and appears exclusively in this boxed set for the first time. Finally, this limited-edition boxed set includes an illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes postcards and a replica poster. This special deluxe limited-edition boxed set of Live! In the Air Age is a fitting tribute to a fine live band and the creative vision of Bill Nelson. The 3CD set features the original album, newly remastered from the original master tapes, and restores the correct running order of the original LP release and has three bonus tracks drawn from a BBC Radio One John Peel Show session from January 1977. Importantly, this 3 CD edition includes the entire concert recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London on 26th March 1977, one of the stand-out concerts from that memorable tour, which has been newly mixed by Stephen W. Tayler and is presented here for the very first time. This edition includes an illustrated booklet with many photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson.
Yes/The Quest ....2 CD Set $18.99
Yes/The Quest [Limited Deluxe Artbook Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $49.99
Yes/The Quest [180 Gram Vinyl] ....2 Vinyl LPs + 2 CD $49.99
Yes/The Quest [Limited Glow in the Dark Vinyl Deluxe Box] ....2 Vinyl LPs + 2 CDs + Blu-Ray Box Set $119.99
The Quest is the 2021 studio album from arguably the most legendary progressive rock band of all time, Yes. The band's first release on its new label InsideOutMusic, The Quest has been produced by Steve Howe and features a line-up of Howe alongside Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood. Featuring artwork from long-time collaborator Roger Dean, the album's 11 tracks showcase a band still intent on making its mark with its unique approach to making music. Limited deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray artbook edition: the blu-ray includes a 5.1 surround sound mix, as well as hi-res instrumental versions of all the album's tracks. Double 180g vinyl in gatefold sleeve with LP booklet and 2 CDs. Limited deluxe glow in the dark double vinyl/2CD/Blu-ray boxset including slipmat, enamel badge, poster and 36-page booklet. Comes with a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity in a sturdy lift-off box.
Tony Kaye/End of Innocence ....import CD $23.99
An album 20 years in the making, the first solo work from former Yes member Tony Kaye. Marking the events and the journey that followed the world changing moments of 9/11, 'End of Innocence' is designed to be listened to in its entirety. Featuring Dani Torchia who Kaye met in the wake of 9/11 who has written and performs on the album. Tony Kaye retired from Yes in 1996, and came out of retirement the week following the events of 9/11 and began to write this album, the power of its music helped Tony to process the day that became the End of Innocence. The album takes you on a journey from the peace of the night before to the emerging hopeful looking to the future. Tony Kaye met Dani Torchia in the week following 9/11. This album has been interwoven with the growth of their relationship. The artwork is painted by Roger Dean, the artist best known for his work with Yes and Asia. It was created after Roger had heard the music and the images reflect the journey the music takes.
Rick Wakeman/Starship Trooper ....CD $13.99
An out of this world collection of extraordinary performances by the King of Keyboards, the Prince of the Piano, the Saint of the Synth, Rick Wakeman! This collection contains 2 previously unreleased tracks including a powerful rendition of Tool's "Sober" plus several more brilliant cover songs of The Who, Pink Floyd, and The Doors including 5 never before heard versions! Also includes performances by Gong's Steve Hillage, Yes's Billy Sherwood and Steve Howe, William Shatner, Jerry Goodman and more! Includes liner notes by modern rock scholar Dave Thompson!
3/To the Power of Three ....CD $18.99
To the Power of Three is the first album by the British-American progressive rock band 3, a spin-off from Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Produced by Carl Palmer and Robert Berry, it was released in early 1988 by Geffen Records. The album contains a version of the Byrds' classic song "Eight Miles High" with altered lyrics. The closing track, "On My Way Home," was dedicated to Tony Stratton-Smith. "Talkin' Bout," the only single released from the album, peaked at number 9 in the Mainstream Rock chart.
Vangelis/Juno to Jupiter ....CD $15.99
Vangelis/Juno to Jupiter [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Book $55.99
Inspired by the groundbreaking mission of NASA's Juno space probe and its ongoing exploration of Jupiter, Juno to Jupiter is Vangelis' multi-dimensional journey through electronic, progressive, ambient, techno, orchestral, and vocal music. The project features soprano Angela Gheorghiu and sounds from space recorded by NASA. Comprising new and original music composed for NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, this album very much continues where 2016's 'Rosetta' left off. After all the delays, we just can't wait!
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/All Heaven Broke Loose ....import CD $20.99
Reissue of long out-of-print album by drummer Bill Bruford's Earthworks. Arguably Earthworks Mark I's most fully realized studio release, even as it moves towards a more abstract aesthetic. Includes live performances of the African-influenced 'Libreville' and the more atmospheric 'Pilgrim's Way,' both originally released on 'Dig?,' demonstrating how Earthworks was able to rework and open up the material in performance.
Nektar/...Sounds Like Swiss ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $28.98
Unearthed audio and video recordings from legendary progressive rock band Nektar captured live in Switzerland, 1973. Includes an hour-long concert videotaped for Swiss TV's Kaleidospop, unseen since it's original broadcast. The two CDs include the audio portion of Kaleidospop as well as a complete show soundboard audio recording from the Pavilion des Sports in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 1973. This CD/DVD set is an epic, historical document showcasing the bands early innovative and pioneering sound that remains as vital and influential as ever. Booklet includes liner notes by bassist and founding members Derek "Mo" Moore and Mick Brockett. The band's line up for these legendary performances in fact features all five original members-the late Roye Allbrighton on guitar and vocals, Derek "Mo" Moore on bass and vocals, Allan "Taff" Freeman on organ and vocals, and Ron Howden on drums and percussion in addition to Mick Brockett handling the visual tapestry that was such a key component of the "Music and Light Theatre" that the band was presenting at the very height of progressive rocks main sequence during the mid '70s.
Klaus Schulze/Richard Wahnfried's Megatone ....import CD $18.99
Klaus Schulze performing as his alter ego Richard Wahnfried. This vast & epic cosmic "trip" mixes pure atmospheric realms (the synth strings) with perpetual, repetitive drum rhythms.
Affinity/Affinity [Remastered & Expanded] ....4 CD Set $52.99
A new expanded, remastered four CD clamshell boxed set by the legendary progress/jazz rock group, Affinity. The band's origins go back to 1965 at the University of Sussex in Brighton when Lynton Naiff (keyboards), Grant Serpell (drums), and Nick Nicholas (double bass) formed the US Jazz Trio to perform at University events and local gigs. When Serpell graduated a year later he was replaced by Mo Foster who had earlier been playing bass guitar in his school band but had now switched to drums. In 1968, Naiff, Serpell and Foster recruited Mike Jopp on guitar and the outstanding vocalist Linda Hoyle to form Affinity. The band made their live debut in October 1968 and soon appeared on the BBC radio show Jazz Club. Legendary saxophonist and club owner Ronnie Scott heard a recording of this performance and subsequently agreed to manage them and give them regular bookings at his world-famous jazz club. Affinity soon began to attract a lot of favourable media attention and signed to the newly formed Vertigo label in 1969. Their eponymous debut album, produced by John Anthony, appeared in 1970. Thanks to outstanding tracks such as 'Three Sisters,' 'Night Flight' and imaginative covers of Bob Dylan's 'All Along the Watchtower' and Alan Hull's 'I Am and So Are You' (featuring a brass arrangement by Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones), Affinity received excellent reviews, with the Sunday Times praising the playing of organist Lynton Naiff and vocalist Linda Hoyle.
Neil Young/Carnegie Hall 1970 ....2 CD Set $21.99
On December 4th 1970, Neil Young played two legendary solo acoustic shows at New York's Carnegie Hall. The 23 songs in this set (2 LP or 2 CD) have been mixed from the original 1/4 inch tapes by Young and Niko Bolas. This is the early show which has never been bootlegged or circulated, and is the first release in Neil's new "Official Bootleg Series."
Steely Dan/Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! ....CD
Steely Dan/Donald Fagen's The Nightfly Live ....CD $16.99
Steely Dan announced today they will be going on tour this fall up the East Coast of the United States for their Absolutely Normal Tour 2021. The tour will kick off in Miami and make its way up towards Boston. Along with the announcement of their tour, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, jazz fusion band have announced the release of two live albums. One; Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! the first live recording by the band in 25 years, which was recorded at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the Met in Philadelphia and more. Two; a live recording of Donald Fagen's acclaimed solo album The Nightfly played by the Steely Dan Band titled The Nightfly Live.
Grateful Dead/Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 [Live] ....3 CD Set $34.99
Complete, previously unreleased performance by the Grateful Dead. Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction, with mastering by Jeffrey Norman, Produced for release by David Lemieux. One of the shortest-lived iterations of the Grateful Dead was the band that existed December 1971 through March 1972. Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill, Pigpen, and Keith formed a formidable version of the Dead that only played a few shows together before Donna Jean joined as vocalist, and before Pigpen would depart the stage for good in June 1972. What this sextet lacked in quantity of shows it made up for with creativeness, power, and inspiration. When Pigpen rejoined the Dead on December 1, 1971, after a few months off during which Keith had joined as piano player, the band was now an unstoppably powerful live juggernaut it hadn't been since the height of the Primal Dead era in late 1968-1969. Widely considered one of the best shows from the Pigpen-Keith era of the Grateful Dead, December 10, 1971 in St. Louis has it all: Pigpen singing lead on four songs including an 18 minute version of Good Lovin' and a very rare performance of Run Rudolph Run; a deep dive into the Dead's psychedelic recent past with a monster version of The Other One; plus plenty of the new material from earlier in 1971 like Bertha, Loser, Sugaree, and Playing in the Band. They also hit upon much of the music that would appear the following year on Europe '72, such as Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mr. Charlie, and One More Saturday Night. And no Dead show of this vintage would be complete without the "hits": Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, and Casey Jones all make appearances. This is truly one of the deepest, most dynamic, exciting, and accessible live shows in the entire Grateful Dead canon.
Appice Perdomo Project/Energy Overload ....CD $15.99
Fiery guitarist Fernando Perdomo meets cool as ice drummer Carmine Appice on this once in a lifetime clash of the titans! This all instrumental album features some mindblowing original material plus killer cover versions of Paul McCarney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," Rod Stewarts "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" (which was co-written by Appice), and more! Watch for music videos coming for the singles including the high energy "Rocket to the Sun!"
The Ronnie Wood Band featuring Mick Taylor/Mr. Luck - A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at Royal Albert Hall ....CD $15.99
Ronnie Wood and The Ronnie Wood Band - Mr. Luck - A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Ronnie Wood is back with the second installment of his live album trilogy, 'Mr Luck - A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall' - The Ronnie Wood Band with Mick Taylor. Special Guests: Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall and Paul Weller. Live from the Royal Albert Hall on 1st November 2013. A 'Tayle' of Two Sidemen 'When self-taught guitarist Eddie Taylor imparted his skills onto his friend Jimmy Reed, he surely couldn't have imagined the effect this was to have on the Chicago blues scene. Backing up such luminaries as John Lee Hooker, he is best remembered for his work with his former student. Sweet coincidence, then, that in 1974 another Taylor, Mick, would make way for Ronnie Wood in the Rolling Stones, paving the way for these two friends and celebrated guitarists to work on projects ever since. The culmination of this to date is surely Taylor's place in The Ronnie Wood Band at the Royal Albert Hall for 2013's Bluesfest, where they played the now-legendary set that would come to give birth to this recording.'
Black Sabbath/Technical Ecstasy [Super Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD Box Set $56.99
Black Sabbath embraced change in 1976 when the heavy metal innovators started managing themselves and began exploring different sounds on the band's seventh studio album, Technical Ecstasy. We're honoring this daring album with a collection that includes a newly remastered version of the original, a brand-new mix by Steven Wilson, plus more than 90 minutes of previously unreleased outtakes, alternative mixes and live tracks. In the summer of 1976, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward headed to Miami to record Technical Ecstasy at the famed Criteria Studios. The band was coming off a world tour for their previous album, Sabotage, that had found their live performances evolving to include keyboards and synthesizers. These newly incorporated instruments and sounds were then introduced into the recording process on Technical Ecstasy. The new songs encompassed a wide range of styles from the hard charging "Back Street Kids" and ballad "It's Alright," to the funky "All Moving Parts (Stand Still)" and progressive "Gypsy." The album also featured the single "It's Alright," which was the first Sabbath song to feature lead vocals by Ward. The Deluxe Edition presents a newly remastered version of the eight-track album, along with an entirely new mix of the album created by Steven Wilson using the original analog tapes. Technical Ecstasy: Super Deluxe Edition comes with eight previously unreleased outtakes and alternative mixes. Among those are different mixes of "You Won't Change Me" and "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor," as well as both outtake and instrumental versions for "She's Gone." The collection concludes with 10 previously unreleased live tracks recorded during the 1976-77 Technical Ecstasy World Tour. The songs touch on different eras of the band's history with early tracks like "Black Sabbath" and "War Pigs" alongside new songs "Gypsy" and "Dirty Women." The collection comes with an extensive booklet featuring artwork, liner notes, rare memorabilia and photos from the era, plus a replica of the 1976-77 world tour concert book and a large color poster.
Mountain/Live in the '70s ....import 3 CD Set $28.99
This three CD collection includes a particularly luminous set from a New Year's Eve concert in 1971.
Ringo Starr/Change the World ....CD EP $14.99
Ringo Starr - "Change The World - EP" - recorded at Ringo's Roccabella West, includes "Let's Change the World" (Joseph Williams/Steve Lukather) that delivers a welcome dose of hope and optimism, the reggae-infused "Just that Way" (Ringo Starr/Bruce Sugar,) the Country-esque "Coming Undone," Starr's first collaboration with Linda Perry who wrote and plays on the track (also with Trombone Shorty,) and Ringo rocks his version of "Rock Around the Clock" revved up by the unmistakable Joe Walsh on guitar.
Kasim Sulton/Kasim 2021 ....CD $16.99
For fans of Utopia, Meat Loaf, Kasim Sulton and Classic Rock! Kasim Sulton is best known for his work with Utopia, Sulton sang lead on 1980s "Set Me Free," Utopia's only top 40 hit in the United States. As a solo artist, Sulton hit the Canadian top 40 in 1982 with "Don't Break My Heart." He has toured with Blue Oyster Cult, Meat Loaf, Hall & Oates, Cheap Trick, Patty Smyth, and Richie Sambora, among many other artists. Sulton was the bassist and sang background vocals on the breakout Meat Loaf album "Bat Out of Hell," and has played and sung on albums that have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. His latest album Kasim 2021 is set for release in September and features stand out tracks like "Unsung," "Fastcar," and a unique cover of the Nick Lowe penned "(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace Love and Understanding." Kasim will be taking his show out on the road starting in September 2021 with dates continuing into 2022. In-between his solo dates he can be seen with recent Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductee Todd Rundgren. Currently, Sulton pours his deep well of firsthand rock knowledge directly into "It's My World & Welcome to It," a weekly national radio program he hosts on WDST 101.1FM in Woodstock, NY. It's a song by song musical journey spanning Kasim's whole career, including the best of yesterday and today. Sharing insightful stories about the music he spins, as he delves into the finer points of how songs are written and recorded. As things stand, it's Kasim's world, and he'd like nothing more than to have everyone join in the show and partake in all its harmonic wonders.
Miles Davis/The Lost Concert ....2 CD Set $23.99
Venue: La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris, France - Date: 10th July 1991. Miles was renowned for never revisiting the past even though many fans, critics and concert promoters always hoped that he would. Then in July 1991 Miles went back. Miles arrived at Paris to play this special gig. It was simply advertised as "Miles and Friends" and neither the audience nor Miles' band had any idea on what they were about to witness. Playing with Miles was an amazing roll-call of past musical associates from the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s: Chick Corea, Bill Evans, Al Foster, Steve Grossman, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Darryl Jones, John McLaughlin, Jackie McLean, John Scofield and Joe Zawinul. Miles' band members were Kenny Garrett, Foley, Deron Johnson, Richard Patterson and Ricky Wellman. This is the final volume of the Miles Davis "Lost" series (double CD). This time it's a lost concert he recorded in Paris just 3 months before he died.
Billy Cobham/Mirror's Image ....CD $9.99
World class fusion drummer, and one of the most celebrated modern jazz musicians of all-time, presents this phenomenal live album recorded in Tokyo 1992! This incredible show finds Cobham working his percussive magic in a trio with bassist Ira Coleman and keyboardist Joe Chindamo!
Chick Corea's Akoustic Band/Live ....2 CD Set $19.99
With his Elektric Band in full swing in the '80s, Chick created its perfect complement: the Akoustic Band. With Elektric Band veterans John Patitucci on upright bass and Dave Weckl on drums, the group carved a totally new path in the world of the piano trio: the kinetic interplay of all three members, honed on high-velocity Corea originals. As a follow up to the Akoustic Band's Standards & More (1989) and Alive (2007), this third album was recorded live during the band's 2018 tour.
Ian Carr & Don Rendell Quintet/BBC Jazz Club Sessions 1965-1966 II ....import CD $19.99
The Rendell/Carr Quintet has long been regarded as among the most iconic ensembles in 1960s British jazz, famed for it's unique blend of musical personalities and the equally singular 'style' which resulted from its blend of experience, youth and creative ambition. This, the second R&B release of previously unissued material by the band, captures a moment of genuine jazz history with it's inclusion of Michael Garrick's debut broadcast with the quintet. Two further radio appearances find the band hitting it's stride on material mixing themes familiar from its studio LPs with compositions not heard elsewhere in the Rendell/Carr discography. 16 page booklet with notes by Simon Spillett. Ian Carr (trumpet, flugel-horn), Don Rendell (tenor & soprano saxes), Michael Garrick (piano), Dave Green (bass), Trevor Tomkins (drums).
Esperanza Spaulding/Songwrights Apothecary Lab ....CD $16.99
Esperanza Spalding's new album Songwright's Apothecary Lab explores how songwriters may incorporate knowledge in consultation with practitioners of music therapy, neuroscience, and more to create music that can have a specific effect on the listener. These 12 new songs were created and recorded with different musicians in her traveling lab over the past several months and follow her Grammy Award-winning album from 2019, 12 Little Spells.
Tribal Tech/Thick ....CD $18.99
For their ESC Records debut, the members of Tribal Tech threw caution to the wind and went into the studio with no gameplan, no roadmaps, let alone rehearsals. They simply let tape roll and captured the moment, trusting their instincts and group chemistry to spontaneously shape the music. The result is their most freewheeling, exhilarating and provocative project in Tribal Tech's 13-year history.
Mujician/10 10 10 ....CD $16.99
In 2010 Mujician did a short tour organised by Tony Dudley-Evans to celebrate drummer Tony Levin's 70th year. Whilst on tour, on 10th October, Mujician were recorded in the Victoria Room at the University of Bristol Music Studios by the great engineer Jonathan Scott. Little did we know this would be the last time we would record, as Tony Levin passed away a few months later. Mujician were together for 22 years, and in that time we played in Europe, Canada, Russia, South Africa and many concerts in the UK. In 2020 pianist Keith Tippett died after a long illness. I believe that Mujician was one of the great groups in jazz history. It wasn't just a free jazz group; it covered so many areas that I think all we can say is it played outstanding music. - Paul Dunmall (reeds). "With Mujician, the rule of thumb is to expect the unexpected. Their music is affirmative but never trite and it seems to embrace virtually all musical and emotional possibilities... group members are almost prescient in their knowledge of each other's moves, and even though very little on this date is scripted, there is always an impression of common purpose. Simply put, this is spontaneous, interactive jazz at it's best." - AllMusic Paul Rogers on bass rounds out this astounding quartet.
|Porcupine Tree/Up the Downstair ....CD $14.99||Porcupine Tree/The Sky Moves Sideways ....CD $14.99||Porcupine Tree/The Incident ....CD $14.99|
Having recently announced that Snapper Music will be representing Porcupine Tree's Transmission label worldwide, new CD and LP reissues of the band's catalogue will roll out throughout 2021. This series continues with three more releases including their second album from 1993, Up the Downstair; their third album from 1995, The Sky Moves Sideways; and their last album from 2009, The Incident, which marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. These new Transmission 2021 reissues remain faithful to the original artwork.
Mostly Autumn/Graveyard Star ....import CD $23.99
This album is a deep, heartfelt reflection of how we were feeling through 2020 / 2021, a documentation of living through the pandemic. Although a lot of the sadness and otherworldliness was personal to us, I'm sure many will relate to the content. There was simply no other inspiration present, only to write and put into music life as we felt it. We truly believe that the song-to-song strength of this work could be our finest to date, it has been 18 months in the making and the longest studio schedule we have ever experienced. The icing on the cake comes from Troy Donockley of Nightwish and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention who guest beautifully on the album.
Ozric Tentacles/Space for the Earth [The Tour that Didn't Happen Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $19.99
One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics' uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia & dance music culture. 'Space for the Earth' represents the next harmonic step in the unfolding Ozric journey. Written, programmed, recorded and produced throughout 2019/20 by Ed Wynne in 'Blue Bubble Studios' by the sea, this exploratory and diverse musical adventure comprises seven tracks spanning 45 minutes. Wynne feels that lockdown in a strange kind of way provided 'Space for the Earth' to breathe for a while and for people to rediscover it's resonant healing frequency. "This is space music for people from the Earth to enjoy." These recordings find Ozrics' synth player Silas Neptune and drummer Balazs Szende join forces again with Wynne & also features special guest appearances from former members including synth player Joie Hinton, drummer Nick Van Gelder, flautist Champignon and percussionist Paul Hankin. Psychedelic voyager Gracerooms also contributes additional synth layers. The album ebbs and flows through blissed-out soundscapes featuring incendiary guitar solos, space grooves and ambient atmospheres. Two CD edition includes a bonus disc featuring 30 minutes of new music.
Lee Abraham/Only Human ....import CD $26.99
Lee Abraham continues his annual run of album releases with his stunning new ninth solo album called 'Only Human,' released exactly one year after the extremely well received 'Harmony/Synchronicity' in September 2020. The album will again be released on F2 Music and features Peter Jones, Marc Atkinson, Gerald Mulligan, Mark Spencer and Rob Arnold. Inspired by world events of the past two years, Lee, who also plays guitar for veteran UK prog band Galahad, has written a thought provoking collection of songs that examine how we process life and our own fit within it. "Many of us have experienced feelings of isolation and inadequacy over the past 18 months, like never before" Lee explains. "Some people have used this to re-examine where their life is going, what's important to them and perhaps come up with their own theories on life in general and why we're all here!" The album, once again, features Gerald Mulligan (Credo) on drums, Marc Atkinson on lead vocals and also, following his excellent performance on Harmony/Synchronicity, Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar, Camel). Backing vocals and piano are provided by Mark Spencer and Rob Arnold respectively. The album centrepiece is the epic opening song 'Counting Down.' Clocking in at around 30 minutes, the song progresses through different musical styles and arrangements, commenting on the human pretencity to wish life away, just counting down the years. "I am extremely proud of 'Counting Down,' it's the most complete 'progressive rock epic,' if I can use that term, that I have written. I love melody and I have written some of my most memorable melodies in this song and using Peter Jones for the lead vocals, he understood completely the feel I was going for. I hope people enjoy the end result, it was quite a journey!"
Spirit/Sunrise & Salvation - The Mercury Era Anthology ....import 8 CD Box Set $69.99
This eight CD clamshell boxed set, compiled and annotated by Spirit archivist Mick Skidmore, gathers together the albums 'Spirit of '76,' 'Son of Spirit,' 'Farther Along,' 'Future Games' and 'The Thirteenth Dream' - all newly remastered from the original master tapes. Additionally the collection features an incredible 102 bonus tracks drawn from previously unreleased live concerts from 1974 and 1975, along with rare demos, including the entire early demo version of 'Future Games.' It also includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay.
Uriah Heep/Choices ....import 6 CD Set $52.99
A 6CD boxset, Choices features a personal selection of Uriah Heep songs from across the band's fifty year and 24 album career. Created with the full collaboration of the Heep themselves and curated by guitarist and founder member Mick Box, the six discs include personal selections from Mick, Bernie Shaw, Phil Lanzon, Paul Newton, and the recently deceased and much missed Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake. The collection is completed with six artcards, which carry personal notations and reproduced signatures from the above musicians. In a clamshell box.
Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Master of Puppets - Live in Barcelona, 2002 ....CD $16.99
Dream Theater are pleased to announce the upcoming re-release of one of the most sought-after entries in the band's previously recorded Ytsejam Records catalog: "Master of Puppets"! The next entry in the Lost Not Forgotten Archives series will see this remastered edition of the band's historic presentation from Barcelona, Spain, of Metallica's 6x-certified platinum record, performed live in its entirety in 2002.
The December People/Sounds Like Christmas [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $15.99
Deluxe reissue of the 2001 debut album from the hoilday music project from veteran prog rock guitarist Robert Berry and starring some of his amazing friends! Berry - known for his work with legends such as Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer, and Steve Hackett - assembles a choir of angels to freshen up these holiday favories including Kansas vocalist Steve Walsh, Asia/King Crimson singer John Wetton, Magellan's Trent Gardner and more! Deluxe six-panel digipak features all new artwork and comes with three bonus tracks including an original Christmas song by Kansas "The Light!"
Marianne Faithfull/The Montreux Years ....CD $15.99
The magnificent and incomparable Marianne Faithfull has performed five legendary concerts at the Montreux Jazz Festival between 1995 and 2009. Each of these historic concerts were recorded. Marianne Faithfull's name is synonymous with the authenticity, artistry and individuality of the festival and this collection is a celebration of her unique talent. The Montreux Years collection will bring together, for the first time, some of the finest moments from Marianne's most celebrated performances. Expertly curated by the Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG, restored and remastered in superlative HD audio; The Montreux Years is released on superior audiophile heavy weight vinyl, MQA quality CD and in HD digital. Montreux Media Ventures (MMV) in partnership with BMG are working together to produce and release a premium series of albums and activities, curated from the unique Montreux Jazz festival archive; one of the finest music collections in the world. As part of this exciting new joint venture MMV and BMG have commenced work to establish a new series of deluxe artist collections under the new official Montreux Jazz records imprint. These initial collections; The Montreux Years will bring together the most iconic performances from the most significant artists to perform in the festival's impressive five decade history. The collaboration is an unprecedented curation project. The most extensive exploration of the official archive in the festival's history. Expertly curated by the MJF and BMG teams and overseen by Claude Nobs' partner and president of the Claude Nobs foundation, Thierry Amsallem, who will act as executive producer across the series. The Montreux Years series is a celebration of Claude's love of the artists and passion for the festival and are a fitting tribute to his legacy. The BMG and Montreux Jazz music festival design teams will work in partnership to produce new and authentic creative, faithful to the festival's reputation for iconic artwork.
Vinegar Joe/Finer Things: Island Recordings 1972-1973 [Remastered] ....import 3 CD Set $39.99
New remastered three CD clamshell boxed set of the classic albums and non-album singles by the legendary band Vinegar Joe released between 1972-1973. One of the great British bands of the early 1970s, Vinegar Joe were formed from the remnants of Dada and featured Elkie Brooks and Robert Palmer on vocals along with guitarist and visionary arranger Pete Gage. Renowned for their energetic live shows and engaging image. Sadly, their live reputation failed to deliver commercial success even following 1973's final album 'Six Star General' which featured stand out tracks including 'Black Smoke Rising from the Calumet,' 'Fine Things' and 'Lady of the Rain.' Following the band's demise, both Palmer and Brooks would go on to enjoy huge success as solo artists, while Gage became a noted producer and arranger. This three CD collection gathers together Vinegar Joe's three albums and their non-album singles, all remastered for the first time from the original Island Records master tapes and packaged in replica album sleeves. The set also includes an illustrated booklet with exclusive interviews with both Pete Gage and Elkie Brooks.
Barclay James Harvest/Time Honoured Ghosts [Expanded & Remastered] ....import CD + DVD $26.99
A new remastered and expanded two disc edition of 'Time Honoured Ghosts,' the legendary album by Barclay James Harvest first released in October 1975 recorded in San Francisco between May and July of that year, the record saw the band work with American producer Elliot Mazer at his studio in California. Featuring such classic tracks as 'In My Life,' 'Jonathan,' 'Titles' (a hit single in Europe), 'Moongirl,' 'Hymn for the Children,' 'Song for You' and 'One Night.' This two disc edition of the album has been newly remastered from the recently discovered original stereo master tapes and also features a 1975 re-recording of 'Child of the Universe,' (intended for an American single release but later shelved), and an NTSC/Region Free DVD with a 5.1 Surround Sound up-mix (derived from the stereo master tapes due to the loss of the original multi-track tapes) and the bonus visual feature of five promotional films shot in 1975 to accompany the album release.
Genesis: 1975 To 2021 - The Phil Collins Years ....import Book $44.99
By Mario Giammetti, Genesis: 1975 to 2021 - The Phil Collins Years follows Kingmaker's previous book, the highly acclaimed Genesis: 1967 to 1975 - The Peter Gabriel Years. This new book is the definitive biography of one of the world's greatest rock bands following the departure of Peter Gabriel. It contains numerous exclusive interviews with band members and all of the important personalities who were part of the story of Genesis from 1975 onwards, including Ray Wilson who fronted the band for 1997's Calling All Stations album and subsequent tour before the return of Phil Collins in 2007. The book covers the full story of the band very extensively, taking readers through each album and tour. Additionally it features a number of previously unpublished photographs. Like it's predecessor, Genesis: 1975 to 2021 - The Phil Collins Years contains a wealth of details about the balance of Genesis's career, many of which may well be unknown even to the most ardent fans of the band.
Gregg Allman/Playin' Up a Storm ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Barclay James Harvest/ 12 + 5 ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Barclay James Harvest/Gone to Earth [Remaster with Bonus Tracks] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Barclay James Harvest/Octoberon [Remastered with Bonus Tracks] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
The Fixx/Reach the Beach ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nils Lofgren/Wonderland ....Japanese import CD $18.99
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman/McGuinn, Clark & Hillman ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Joni Mitchell/Wild Things Run Fast ....Japanese import CD $18.99
The Moody Blues/Caught Live + 5 ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Tears for Fears/The Hurting ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Ultravox/Ha! Ha! Ha! ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Ultravox/Ultravox! ....Japanese import CD $19.99
Vangelis/China ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Vangelis/Mask ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Vangelis/Opera Sauvage ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Vangelis/See You Later ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Vangelis/Soil Festivities ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Suzanne Vega/Suzanne Vega ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Gino Vannelli/The Gist of the Gemini ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Gino Vannelli/A Pauper in Paradise ....Japanese import CD $18.99
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Coming Soon: Steve
Hackett, Van der Graaf Generator, Colosseum, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Toyah,
Nektar, Marillion, Porcupine Tree, Yes, Fragile, Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera, Gypsy,
Fire, Man, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Plays the Music of Rush, Neal Morse Band, Ray
Wilson, Hawkwind, Tillison Reingold Tiranti, Help Yourself, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Laura
Nyro, Randy Bachman & Burt Cummings, Ten Years After, Rory Gallagher, Robben Ford,
UFO, Bobby Keys, Mushroom, Bodkin, Grannie, Anaconda, Barney James with Warhorse, Edgar
Varese, Philip Glass, King Crimson
Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence ....CD $16.99
Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $34.99
Steve Hackett/Surrender of Silence [Deluxe Gatefold Vinyl] ....import 2 Vinyl LPs + CD $44.99
Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence via Inside Out Music. The album features 11 new songs as Steve has been working hard through Lockdown and, the first time, has completed two studio albums for release within the same year! Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue Under a Mediterranean Sky, which was released in January and hit Number 2 in the UK Classical Album Chart, Surrender of Silence is a further exploration of Hackett's love of world music, discovering different sounds, moods and textures to deliver a rock album of extraordinary variety, power and beauty. As with Under a Mediterranean Sky, Surrender of Silence was also recorded during Lockdown and, again, Hackett has called upon some of his musical friends from across the world to contribute. Hackett's regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax, clarinet), Jonas Reingold (bass), Nad Sylvan (vocals) and Craig Blundell (drums) are supplemented by Phil Ehart and Nick D'Virgilio (drums), the vocal talents of Amanda Lehmann, Durga and Lorelei McBroom, Christine Townsend (violin, viola), Malik Mansurov (tar) and Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (dutar). This new album is full-on electric!
Van der Graaf Generator/The Charisma Years ....import 17 CD + 3 Blu-Ray Box Set $289.99
A deluxe 20 disc (17 CD / 3 Blu Ray) box set covering Van der Graaf Generator's entire recorded work for Charisma Records. Between the years 1970-1978, VdGG released eight unique and uncompromising albums for the legendary Charisma label. This set features all eight of the band's Charisma albums remastered from the first generation master tapes plus much more. Additionally, H to He Who Am the Only One, Pawn Hearts, Godbluff and Still Life have been remixed from the original multi-track tapes in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound by Stephen W Tayler. These feature on 4 additional CDs and two Blu ray discs. Also featured are two CDs of a recently discovered and previously unreleased entire concert recorded in Paris in December 1976 by French radio and all of the surviving BBC sessions recorded by the band. In addition, there is a Blu ray disc featuring all of the surviving VdGG television footage and promotional films, including the band's appearance on German TV's "Beat Club" in 1970, a filmed appearance at The Bataclan in Paris in 1972 for the French TV show "Pop Deux," the 1972 appearance on "Pop Shop" for RTBF Belgium, a live performance shot by Belgian TV in Chaleroi in September 1975, the promotional films of "Wondering" and "Cat's Eye," and a 20 minute documentary with live footage shot by Austrian television at The Kohfidisch Open Air Festival, Austria in June 1978. Packaged with a 68 page book and rare photos, The Charisma Years is a definitive account of an essential career.
Guy Evans said: "From the moment I picked up on hitherto vanished cymbal lines in Arrow, and the newly balanced kit, I was hooked. Then it was those quirky second vocal lines that I hadn't heard since the original tracking sessions at Rockfield, and a new clarity given to subtle flute and electric sax lines. The stereo mixes included here are themselves great, and the 5.1s are a revelation! Not in a whizzo cinematic sense, no mind-blowing pyrotechnics, just more space for everything to exist, more depth to get engrossed in." Hugh Banton adds: "Trident Studios had a pristine Hammond C3 and what has been described as 'the best rock'n'roll piano ever,' a vintage Bechstein, always a treat to play; I believe all four of us contributed piano parts to varying degrees. Rockfield possibly managed to surpass even that with their Bosendorfer." Peter Hammill added: "Well here we are as young men, pushing away, exploring away. This is about as comprehensive a documentation of that exciting time in our lives as it's possible to get. We had the luck to be given an enormous amount of freedom by Charisma Records to find our own way - and an audience - from the outset. This meant we pushed ourselves as much as we could. It's wonderful to have the whole recorded history of those years collected together as a complete set and the new mixes shed quite a different light on many of the pieces. Somewhat to our own surprise, we've had a later lease of life after our reunion album and concerts. And as the trio of Hugh, Guy and myself, we're still working away and will be playing live again as soon as circumstances allow us. This remains a fun job."
|Van der Graaf Generator/Godbluff [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $42.99||Van der Graaf Generator/H to He Who Am the Only One [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $42.99||Van der Graaf Generator/Pawn Hearts [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $42.99||Van der Graaf Generator/Still Life [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $42.99|
A 2CD/DVD editions of these four ambitious studio releases from Van der Graaf Generator. Remastered from the first-generation master tapes and also featuring 2021 stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Stephen W Tayler (plus additional live bonus tracks for Still Life and Godbluff and bonus studio recordings for Pawnhearts and H to He).
Colosseum/Live in Germany ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $44.99
Limited three disc (two CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition from Repertoire. Whenever Colosseum toured Germany in their early days, one of the most important engagements was an appearance on the top TV rock show Beat Club. It gave them a chance to play live in front of a studio audience and reach millions of viewers, which helped establish their enduring fanbase. Performances captured in the Bremen TV studios are among the Colosseum classics on this exciting new set. Here is the band led by genius drummer Jon Hiseman featuring James Litherland, Dave Greenslade, Clem Clempson, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe and Dick Heckstall-Smith, with a guest appearance by Barbara Thompson on flute. See and hear them storm through 'Walking in the Park,' 'The Machine Demands a Sacrifice,' 'Take Me Back to Doomsday,' and 'Tanglewood '63' from Beat Club, and revel in powerful performances such as the epic 'Valentyne Suite' and 'Lost Angeles' from their concerts in Frankfurt and Vienna. Complete with liner notes by Repertoire's Chris Welch and interviews with band members, this is another essential album for all Colosseum and prog rock fans.
Tangerine Dream/The Sessions VII ....import CD $19.99
2021 release. Recorded live at Barbican Hall London on 13th March 2019. The Sessions VII contains one 40 minute instant live composition from the TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane and Paul Frick. Tangerine Dream are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy this spontaneous and exceptional live track - inspired by the location and a great concert audience as well.
Jean-Michel Jarre/Welcome to the Other Side ....import CD + Blu-Ray $34.99
As one of the true legends in the electronic music scene, Jean-Michel Jarre continues to deliver some of the most dynamic, cutting-edge performances for his global fanbase to experience. While he's become renowned for his performances at festivals like Coachella and other iconic venues, during the pandemic he looked to continue that trend with a VR show that was set at a virtual rendition of the Notre Dame cathedral in France. Building not just a creative set but the entire immersive experience as well, Jean-Michel Jarre rang in 2021 in style as he performed tunes from Electronica with a touch of reworked classics including Oxygene and Equinoxe thrown in for good measure. Now those who are looking to see the entire show once again will be able to do so, and in a whole new way as well. Jean-Michel Jarre has announced that he will be releasing the NYE live performance Welcome to the Other Side on physical formats including vinyl, and a CD and Blu-Ray boxset. The Blu-Ray boxset itself will be highly desired by his fans as it not only includes the full concert but will also include a MasterClass with Jean-Michel Jarre as he showcases how the show came to life, as well as behind-the-scenes videos.
Toyah/Posh Pop ....import CD $18.99
Toyah/Posh Pop [Limited Edition Autographed] ....import CD $20.99
Toyah/Posh Pop [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $32.99
For over a year one of the most watched 'YouTubers' and internet sensations has been Toyah Willcox. Toyah's 'Sunday Lunch' performances with Robert Fripp and weekend broadcasts have been seen by 38 million. Simultaneous to creating consistently unique online videos, Toyah made the album Posh Pop with her long-term songwriting partner Simon Darlow. Posh Pop is a strong collection of infectious and affirmative pop songs that are as joyous as they are reflective, from the cosmic groove of "Space Dance," to the sun-kissed anthem of unity "Summer Of Love." The album is crafted with evocative storytelling and musicianship from Toyah, Simon Darlow (guitars, keyboards, cello), Bobby [Fripp] Willcox (guitar) and Jeremy Stacey (drums). Posh Pop opens with the energy-burst of "Levitate" and leads the listener on a journey that climaxes in the soaring, intergalactic-tinged "Take Me Home." The album was inspired by the world we find ourselves in today and touches on the ever-present desire to be 'famous for fifteen minutes' a la Andy Warhol, escaping the everyday, but above all staying connected to humankind beyond computer screens and geography. Produced by Simon Darlow, Posh Pop is Toyah's first brand new studio solo album since 2008 and twenty-fifth album since 1979.
Nektar/2004 Live Tour ....import 2 CD Set $26.99
First mainstream re-issue of the Nektar's reformation tour in 2004 featuring original members Roye Albrighton and Ron Howden, joined by Randy Dembo and Tom Hughes. A two disc set remastered and approved by the band, it includes songs from their concept album 'Journey to the Centre of the Eye' from 1971 which initially broke them in the USA. A psychedelic and prog rock classic from a band who originally formed in Germany in the late '60s. Nektar live were always an experience, they had massive success in such a context, taking their prog sound into an arena where the light show covering the band with psychedelic motives brought their concept pieces to life.
Marillion/Fugazi [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + Blu-Ray $42.99
In March 1984, Marillion released their second studio album Fugazi, which went on to be certified Gold and reach number 5 in the UK albums charts. The classic album spawned two singles Assassing and Punch & Judy, both reaching #22 and #29 on the UK singles charts respectively. Fugazi was the first Marillion album to feature Ian Mosley on drums and percussion, replacing Mick Pointer after the highly successful Script for a Jester's Tear. It also included Fish, Steve Rothery, Pete Trewavas and Mark Kelly. This 3CD/Blu-Ray book opens with brand-new 2021 remixed stereo versions by Andy Bradfield and Avril Mackintosh, who also remixed the deluxe editions of Script for a Jester's Tear and Clutching at Straws. It also includes a show from The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada recorded in 1984. The performance includes fan favourites from both Fugazi and their debut album Script for a Jester's Tear in the form of tracks such as Jigsaw, Incubus, He Knows You Know, Chelsea Monday and much more. The Blu-ray features 96k/24-bit versions of both the new Fugazi stereo remix and the Live at the Spectrum, Montreal, Canada concert and contains a 5.1 surround sound version of the new 2021 stereo remix of Fugazi. The Blu-ray also contains a compelling look at the fascinating story behind Fugazi in a new documentary, entitled The Performance Has Just Begun, which features all the band members talking about how the album came to fruition. This is followed by the band giving an insightful track-by-track commentary of the album, as well as the music video of Assassing with both the original and remix audio.
Marillion/This Strange Engine ....import CD $18.99
Marillion formed in 1979 and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have also continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world. This Strange Engine was originally released in 1997, was a top 30 hit in the UK, and reached #10 in the NL album charts. The album features the singles "Man of a Thousand Faces" and "80 Days" and shows the band exploring a revitalized sound featuring more acoustic elements. This classic album is the latest in a series of Marillion albums to be reissued onto Kscope.
Porcupine Tree/Recordings ....import CD $18.99
Having recently announced that Snapper Music will be representing Porcupine Tree's Transmission label worldwide, new CD and LP reissues of the band's catalogue will roll out throughout 2021. Originally issued in 2001 as a limited edition release, this highly sought after album features songs written during the Stupid Dream and Lightbulb Sun sessions, including 'Buying New Soul' and 'Ambulance Chasing.' Porcupine Tree released their last album, The Incident, in 2009, marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. This new Transmission 2021 reissue of Recordings remains faithful to the original artwork and comes in a digipack with 8 page colour booklet.
Yes/Union 30 Live [Limited Edition 180gm Colored Vinyl + DVD] ....import 4 Vinyl LP + DVD Box Set $159.99
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Yes Union Tour, featuring all 8 iconic members of the band, the vinyl box set is a limited edition of 1,000 units all 180 gram, colored vinyl, (different color per disc), full-size reproduction Union program, laminate, guest passes, plus the Mountian View DVD, and numbered certificate.
Fragile/Beyond ....import CD $26.99
UK prog rock band Fragile, who feature Claire Hamill and That Joe Payne guitarist Oliver Day, are releasing a brand new studio album Beyond. This is the second album of original material by the quartet, who are also known as a Yes tribute band and who have toured with Steve Howe, Peter Banks and Yes drummer Alan White. The band also appeared at the Yes 50th anniversary celebrations at London's Palladium in 2018. "The album is largely inspired by '70s Yes music and also many other classical and symphonic influences," says the band. "The album is made up of over 50 minutes of new music in the form of three songs: Beyond, Yours and Mine and The Golden Ring of Time. Fragile, who are completed by drummer Russ Wilson and bassist/keyboardist Max Hunt, released their first album of original material, Golden Fragments, in 2020.
Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera/Caught by the Heart ....import CD $29.99
Caught by the Heart is the multi-genre debut collaboration album from two titans of British and New Zealand music, Tim Finn (Split Enz / Crowded House) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music / 801). Delivering rock, pop, prog, Latin, reggae, classical, and chamber orchestra style pieces, nothing was off limits to the intrepid duo (all drawn from Phil's extensive musical palette, inspired by his love of music regardless of where it comes from). Phil's musical imagination combined with Tim's extraordinary, literate and well observed lyrics - as well as the phenomenal range of international guest musicians - has resulted in a sophisticated, shapeshifting album.
Gypsy/Comes a Time: United Artists Recordings [Remastered] ....import 2 CD Set $26.99
A new re-mastered and expanded two CD set of all the United Artists recordings from 1971 and 1972 by British prog-west coast-influenced rock band Gypsy who evolved from the Leicester based band Legay. The band featured Robin Pizer (vocals, guitar), John Knapp (guitar, keyboards), Rod Read (guitar), David McCarthy (bass / vocals) and David 'Moth' Smith (drums). Influenced by US West Coast bands such as Buffalo Springfield, Moby Grape and HP Lovecraft the band forged their own unique style and played the UK live music circuit supporting The Who and Led Zeppelin as well as playing at the 1969 Isle of Wight Festival. The band's debut album, 'Gypsy,' was issued in early 1971 and increased their cult following, their reputation spreading wider with the non-album single 'Changes Coming' which led to them performing on Top of the Pops. In 1972 they released 'Brenda and the Rattlesnake' produced by John Anthony (Lindisfarne, Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis and Rare Bird). The album saw highly rated Ray Martinez replace Rod Read and was a more polished affair but despite gaining good reviews and being hailed as a potential breakthrough act, Gypsy failed to make commercial headway and were eventually dropped by United Artists in 1973. This release has been remastered from the original master tapes and gathers together all the Gypsy recordings issued by UA in 1971 and 1972. It also features a booklet featuring a new interview with John Knapp.
Fire/Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire ....import 3 CD Set $36.99
Led by future Strawbs guitarist Dave Lambert, Hounslow-based trio Fire failed to break through in their lifetime, but have posthumously been championed by two slightly different elements of the collector network: mod/psychedelic pop admirers love their much-covered 1968 single 'Father's Name Is Dad' and their collection of similarly-styled demos from the same period; while progressive rock fans have made the 1970 Pye album 'The Magic Shoemaker' a hugely valuable artefact. Finally, all of their work is now available under one roof with the three CD set 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire.' Disc One rounds up their 1967-'68 work (including both Decca-issued versions of the title track single). Disc Two contains the album 'The Magic Shoemaker' plus sundry out-takes and alternative versions from the same period. Disc Three is the original trio's triumphant staging of an extended, revamped live 'The Magic Shoemaker' over two nights in 2007. Assembled with the aid of chief Fireman Lambert, the three CD set features many rare delights, such as all four tracks (including the previously unreleased 'It's Not Easy Falling Out of Love' and 'Boys and Girls Together') that the band recorded in mid-1967 at the RG Jones studio under their original name of Friday's Chyld, plus two tracks ('Live to Love' and 'Back there Again') that were recorded in late 1970 by a revised line-up, and which have never previously appeared on a Fire package. Featuring every Fire recording known to exist, and with a booklet that includes a full band history, rare photos and new quotes, 'Father's Name Is Dad: The Complete Fire' is the final word on one of the most fascinating bands working on the late '60s British pop scene.
Man/Reanimated Memories ....import CD $18.99
Reanimated Memories is a collection of eleven crafted songs that clearly draw inspiration from Man's past whilst also looking forward in creative terms. Recorded at Cowshed studios in London the album features Man veteran Martin Ace (vocals bass guitar), his son Josh Ace (vocals rhythm guitar), James Beck (vocals lead guitar), Phil Ryan (vocals piano organ) and Rene Robrahn (drums) with a special guest appearance by famed pedal steel guitarist B.J. Cole on three tracks (The Ballad of Billy Lee, We Know and One More Ride on the Waltzers) providing the band's typical country and west coast rock sound. Reanimated Memories covers every musical facet of the band, from Phil Ryan's sprawling In Time, the reflective God Delusion by Josh Ace, to the final track All the Birds, written by Martin Ace. It is Man's first studio album (the Welsh band's 16th. album in their long-spanning career) after a five-year absence, and it is a perfect addition to the band's previous catalogue.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Plays the Music of Rush ....CD $15.99
From the world-famous orchestra that brought you symphonic interpretations of Queen, Pink Floyd and ABBA comes a brand new set of studio recordings celebrating the music of Canadian prog rock legends, Rush! Includes dramatic reinterpretations of the Rush classics "Tom Sawyer," "The Spirit of Radio," "Red Barchetta," "Limelight" and more! Conducted by BAFTA award winning musician and composer Richard Harvey! Available on digipak CD (with a special bonus track featuring Alan Davey's Hawkwind-themed side project Hawkestrel and Rick Wakeman).
Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger ....2 CD Set
Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD Set $27.99
Neal Morse Band/Innocence & Danger ....2 CD + 3 Vinyl LP Box Set $65.99
NMB are pleased to announce the release of their much-anticipated fourth studio album Innocence & Danger. With NMB's previous two releases being concept albums, it's perhaps remarkable that Innocence & Danger is a series of unrelated songs, but drummer Mike Portnoy says "After two sprawling back to back double concept albums in a row, it was refreshing to get back to writing a collection of unrelated individual songs in the vein of our first album." Indeed, making this album came easy to the band; while the initial inspiration came particularly from Bill Hubauer (keyboards) and Randy George (bass), the ideas flowed from everybody from there on, as George recalls: "I am excited about the level of collaboration that we achieved on this one. We even went in with a lot of ideas that weren't necessarily developed, and I think in the end we have something that represents the best of everybody in the band." In fact - like its two acclaimed predecessors - Innocence & Danger is a double album by inspiration, rather than design, as Portnoy explains: "As much as we wanted to try and keep it to a single album after having just done two double albums, we wrote so much material that we found ourselves with our third double album in a row! That's pretty prog!" There is also plenty: "There's one half hour epic and another that's about 20 minutes long. I really didn't realize that they were that long when we were recording them, which I guess is great because if a movie is really good, you don't realize that it's three hours long! But there are also some shorter songs: some have poppier elements, some are heavier and some have three part acoustic sections. I'm excited about all of it, really." The album will be released as a limited 2 CD + DVD digipak (featuring a Making Of documentary), 3 LP + 2 CD boxset and standard 2 CD jewelcase featuring artwork by Thomas Ewerhard (Transatlantic).
Ray Wilson/The Weight of Man ....CD $15.99
Ray Wilson, former Stiltskin and Genesis singer, breaks the silence and returns with 'The Weight of Man,' showing his different influences, compositional, interpretation and performing talents. The Weight of Man is empathy and soul, emotion and realization, experience and the thrill of disappointments, comprehension and hope. A rollercoaster of tunes, that properly sets the perfect surface for Ray's ability in telling stories and empathizing with characters. There are no fillers, every song could be a stand-alone single. Releasing his new album almost in the 20th year since his first solo release, without regretting anything done or repeating it, but taking the best of every experience, making his strongest effort ever. A singer showing new ways of using his unmistakable voice and performing talent, Ray has walked an incredibly long path. Now 'The Weight Of Man' shows him running free, faster than ever before. Only on CD: Bonus track Golden Slumbers, Rays first Beatles cover.
Hawkwind/Somnia [Limited Edition] ....import CD $22.99
Hawkwind have announced a brand-new studio album and tour for the autumn. Somnia follows their critically acclaimed 2020 Hawkwind Light Orchestra album Carnivorous and live album 50th Anniversary Live. Back with a new studio album and live shows in 2021, the band's 34th album is a superb addition to the space rock genre they created. The concept of Somnia makes many allusions to sleep; through Roman mythology and the god of sleep Somnus, the lyrics tell the tale of sleepless paranoia, strange encounters, fever dreams and meditation through thirteen blistering tracks across the deluxe CD and 180gram vinyl (ten tracks). The CD and vinyl releases have been tailored to provide singular sonic experiences.
Tillison Reingold Tiranti/Allium Una Storia ....CD $15.99
The Lineup of Andy Tillison (The Tangent/Po90) Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings/Steve Hackett Band/Karmakanic) and Roberto Tiranti (New Trolls/Ken Hensley/Labyrinth) is a pan European progressive rock band project and the album was recorded during lockdowns in Italy, Austria and the UK. The album Allium: Una Storia is a concept album which takes as its subject a real band Allium that Tillison saw play and jammed with in Italy when he was a teenager in the mid 1970s. "One afternoon spent with this band was enough to decide my career for the rest of my life," says Tillison who subsequently spent a long time searching for any information about them. "It was the first time I saw and touched a synthesizer; it was the first time I ever saw an electric band play. It was a golden moment on a holiday camp in Italy that has been an influence on every recording I have ever made in the past 46 years." The new band -TRT's album is an imagining of the record Allium might have made. Written in the style of the music that they played, the band were joined by Italian lyricist Antonio De Sarno (Moongarden, Barock Project, Mangala Vallis) who, in keeping with Tillison's original music, wrote the kind of lyrics that might have been penned by Allium at that time. All members of the band have contributed to the songwriting since inception. The album, whilst paying homage to this and many other forgotten rock progressivo Italiano bands, is all original material written in 2021. The album features full-on European style progressive rock music and of particular note are the incomparable Italian language vocals of Roberto Tiranti which bring a new dimension to the established work of Tillison & Reingold. The album will be released on CD and features 2 mixes of the whole 40 minute album. Original Mix by Andy Tillison strives to be authentic to the sound of the times and 2021 mix by Jonas Reingold in the style of a respectful remix made with modern technology.
Help Yourself/Passing Through: Complete Studio Recordings [Remastered] ....import 6 CD Set $59.99
Over four decades on, Help Yourself are now regarded as one of the great, unsung British bands of their era and the songs of Malcolm Morley are recognized as true treasures. 'Passing Through - The Complete Studio Recordings' is a six CD set by a band who took their influences from American West Coast Country and Acid Rock, they featured Malcolm Morley (guitars, keyboards, vocals), former Sam Apple Pie member Dave Charles (drums, percussion, vocals), Richard Treece (guitars, vocals, harmonica) and Ken Whaley (bass); the band signed to United Artists in 1970 and their eponymous debut album was issued in 1971. Various comings and goings saw Ernie Graham and Jonathan Glemser, then Deke Leonard in the band. A fifth album was recorded in 1973 but failed to gain a release for over 30 years while Morley recorded a solo album in 1976 that would also remain unreleased for 30 years. This box set gathers together all of the albums plus the unreleased album '5,' all of the band's non-album singles and Malcolm Morley's unreleased album 'Lost and Found' along with a previously unreleased BBC session and a studio demo. The set is newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet with rare photographs and a new essay with interviews and a poster.
Pat Metheny/Side-Eye NYC [V1.IV] ....CD $16.99
Pat explains, "I wanted to create an ongoing platform to host a rotating cast of the newer generations of musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way. From my earliest days in Kansas City onward, I was the beneficiary of so many older musicians hiring me, which gave me a chance to develop through the prism of their experiences and the particular demands of what their music implied." Metheny has given this band concept the name Side-Eye and hopes that it might become a rotating group of musicians who could come and go in different combinations. So far, there have been four iterations, hence the V.1-IV sub-heading on the record. Whether searingly electric, powerfully intense or deeply contemplative, highly composed or totally improvised, or even with some new-fangled contraption of his own design, there is always that unmistakable Metheny sensibility at work that has stood at the forefront of jazz for what is now approaching five decades. The Side-Eye series is the latest chapter in his continually unfolding story.
Lyle Mays/Eberhard ....CD-EP $13.99
From the Lyle Mays Estate comes a thirteen-minute "mini symphony" entitled Eberhard - a composition completed by Mays in 2009 and recorded in the months before his passing on Feb 10, 2020 with a large ensemble, including notable jazz names Bob Sheppard, Alex Acuña, & Bill Frisell. While Eberhard is a posthumous release, Mays was engaged in its creation from beginning to end - serving as composer, arranger, performer (piano, keyboards, and synthesizers), and producer, and was actively involved in all recording and mixing sessions. Eberhard is a long-form, multi-section work that is Lyle's self-professed dedication to the great German bass player and composer Eberhard Weber, an influence that loomed large on Mays and his long-time collaborator Pat Metheny in the forming of their 11-time Grammy-Award winning Pat Metheny Group.
Laura Nyro/Go Find the Moon: The Audition Tape ....CD $16.99
In the summer of 1966, an 18-year-old Laura Nyro had the chance to audition for Milt Okun, one of the most respected music producers of the day, and Artie Mogull, a noted A&R man. After the session, Mogull became her manager, and Okun signed on to produce her debut record, More than Just a Discovery. One of the songs she performed, "And When I Die" became the opening track to Peter, Paul, And Mary's hit The Peter, Paul, And Mary Album - reaching even bigger heights with a cover from Blood, Sweat, & Tears reaching #2 on the Billboard Charts in 1969. It's not that she didn't write other future smashes performed by Three Dog Night ("Eli's Coming"), The 5th Dimension ("Stoned Soul Picnic," "Save The Country," and "Wedding Bell Blues"), Barbra Streisand ("Stoney End"), but it was Nyro's heart and soul that drove others to cover her work. And, this is the first look into the legend she would become. Go Find the Moon: The Audition Tape is the beginning of the future Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee. It was natural. It was organic. It was Laura Nyro. Available now, for the first time, it includes "And When I Die," as well as songs she never officially released, and versions of classics, delivered with Nyro's deft and distinctive touch. Mastered by Grammy winning engineer Michael Graves, and produced for release by Grammy winner Cheryl Pawelski and George Gilbert of the Laura Nyro Trust, Go Find the Moon is available on CD, Digital, and on LP, cut at 45 rpm, all with liner notes from renowned journalist Jim Farber.
Randy Bachman & Burt Cummings/Bachman Cummings: The Collection ....7 CD Set $134.99
Limited seven CD box set. Sony Music Canada's Bachman Cummings The Collection is a special edition boxset from Guess Who bandmates Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings. This illustrious box set from two of Canada's most celebrated musicians and songwriters includes five albums from The Guess Who from their 1969 - 1971 period alongside material from both Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Burton Cummings. Includes expanded booklet of rare and unpublished publicity, studio and master tape photography and detailed liner notes.
Ten Years After/1967 - 1975 ....10 CD Box Set $54.99
1967-1974 is a 10 CD box set that celebrates 50 years since the eponymous debut album of British blues/rock band Ten Years After. This collection gathers long-players from the Chrysalis and Deram eras and includes eight studio albums, one live album and a bonus disc of never before heard recordings from 1972 called The Cap Ferrat Sessions, which has been newly mixed by Chris Kimsey. All the albums have been remastered from the original quarter-inch production master tapes. The unreleased - The Cap Ferrat Sessions - exists thanks to Alvin Lee's widow, who discovered a box of recordings in their house in Spain. Chris Kimsey recorded and engineered the original recordings during the Rock n Roll Music to the World album sessions. Kimsey: "These re-discovered recordings were not rough demos, not rehearsals, but completed masters that did not make the album due to the time limitations of vinyl at the time." This is a revised package of the previously available, but sold out, book version comes in a clamshell case with a perfect bound booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes by Chris Welch and interviews with the remaining band members, Alvin Lee's family, as well as additional recording notes by Kimsey. The 10 CDs are housed in individual album CD wallets.
Rory Gallagher/Rory Gallagher ....2 CD Set $28.99
Rory Gallagher/Rory Gallagher [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD + DVD Box Set $119.99
2xCD - 'Rory Gallagher' is the first solo album by Irish blues rock musician Rory Gallagher, released in 1971. It marked his departure from Taste. After disbanding Taste, Gallagher auditioned some of the best musicians available at the time including Noel Redding and Mitch Mitchell the bassist and drummer for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. He decided on two Belfast musicians; drummer Wilgar Campbell, and bass guitarist Gerry McAvoy to be the core of his new power trio band. Rory Gallagher [Deluxe 4CD/DVD Box Set] - Rory Gallagher's eponymous debut solo album celebrates it's 50th Anniversary. The five-disc Deluxe Boxset includes a brand-new mix of the original album, 30 previously unreleased alternate takes, a six-song 1971 'BBC Radio John Peel Sunday Concert,' and four 1971 BBC 'Radio Sounds of the Seventies' session tracks, all mastered at Abbey Road Studios. The box includes a previously unreleased 50-minute DVD of Rory's first solo concert for the 'Pop Deux' television show, poster and 32-page hardback book.
Robben Ford/Pure ....CD $14.99
Robben Ford, a name that needs no explanation. For over 40 years now, the guitarist inspires artists and fans of blues rock and truly shaped the genre with his innovative playing. With both parents being passionate musicians themselves, Robben found his love for music early and especially for playing guitar - and it was a love that should last forever. At age thirteen he started teaching himself to play guitar and today his commitment to teaching and passing on what he's learned over the past 40 years to current and future musicians, is an essential component of his career. Now, on this instrumental album the most exciting guitarist of our time proves his skills once again. With nine unique tracks the album features a "pure" Robben Ford - this guitar virtuoso who has a tremendous music vocabulary of jazz, blues and rock. Pure seamlessly blends a soulful west coast vibe with bluesy hard rock.
UFO/Force It [Deluxe Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....2 CD Set $16.99
Two CDs. Deluxe digitally remastered and expanded edition includes the Record Plant live set and bonus track "A Million Miles." Originally released in 1975, Force It is UFO's fourth studio album. Produced by Ten Years After's Leo Lyons, it was their first album to chart in the US and enabled the band to kick up a rockier gear. Containing many classic tracks still in their live set today, such as "Shoot Shoot" and "Let It Roll," this newly remastered deluxe digipak with an O card version includes the Record Plant live set and bonus track "A Million Miles."
Bobby Keys/Bobby Keys ....CD $13.99
Bobby Keys was the legendary go-to saxophonist who played with some of the greatest rock artists of all time including The Rolling Stones and three solo Beatles. This 1972 album is heavy on the horns with a little musical help from his friends: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Nicky Hopkins, Dave Mason, Jack Bruce, Klaus Voorman and Jim Gordon plus Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi and Corky Laing. Whoah! Wounded Bird.
Mushroom/Songs of Dissent: Live at the Make Out Room 8/9/19 ....CD $15.99
Since 1997, Mushroom (from the San Francisco Bay Area) has performed their own flavor of 1970s inspired psychedelic instrumental grooves - plus collaborations with Krautrock legends Faust, Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen of Gong, Bundy K. Brown of Tortoise, and jazz trumpeter Eddie Gale. 2016 saw an epic 12-inch single Psychedelic Soul on Wax (Eldridge Cleaver vs. Timothy Leary). However, their CD Songs of Dissent - was their first full-length album of all-new songs in a decade! Distributed by Light in the Attic Records - Songs of Dissent features mind-expanding material: "Kraut Mask Replica" "Steal this Riff" "Two Men Say They're Jesus, One of Them Must Be Wrong" that range from seven to twenty-eight minutes in length - too long to fit comfortably on vinyl! On June 27th, 1997 Mushroom played their first-ever show at The Make Out Room in San Francisco (released as a CD: Really Don't Mind If You Sit This One Out in 2006). 22 years later - on August 9th, 2019 - they returned to that venue to record Songs of Dissent with three of their original members including drummer/bandleader Pat Thomas. Recently, Mushroom expanded to Los Angeles-based collective - two of them make their recorded debut here - new members David Immergluck and Victor Krummenacher (from Monks of Doom, Camper Van Beethoven). The plan was to release this album in early 2020 - but when the pandemic hit, it was shelved until now. SF Bay Guardian: "Think of the German art-rock band Can, James Blood Ulmer, the Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East and just the idea of the Fillmore East." Down Beat: "Mushroom is often reminiscent of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and Miles Davis 'Big Fun' era."
Bodkin/Bodkin ....import CD $24.99
The top 3 UK heavy prog beasts, Bodkin is a legend of the Scottish Underground awash with monumental Organ and heavy riffing guitars. This is the first ever fully authorised release with participation of the band and their producer, and for the first time ever reproduces the original and incredibly rare original LP artwork, only 6 original covers were made and only 2 survive. From Original Master Tapes.
Grannie/Grannie ....import CD $24.99
A masterpiece of progressive rock, heavy yet melodic, dominated by Phil Newton's brilliant guitar playing and songwriting. Remastered sensitively to retain the power of the original which was lost in all the previous pirated editions. Six perfect songs ranging from the melodic charm of dawn and leaving, to the fab riffs of the saga of the sad jester. A string of mishaps destroyed a career that should have seen Grannie the equals of Stray and Wishbone Ash. Instead, the world is left with one LP, badly mixed in 1971 by amateur engineers, and a legacy of just six songs on one of the most cohesive, consistent and masterful LPs of the early seventies. One of the only UK private LPs that may attain classic status alongside Argus and Led Zep IV.
Anaconda/Sympathy for the Madman ....import CD $24.99
This recently rediscovered masterpiece of psychedelic folk melancholia is being hailed as one of the greatest folk rock lps of all time. Post arcadium genius, since the vinyl edition all band members have been located and this CD edition features full credits and sleeve notes by band members detailing the history of the recording, which was made in late 1969 in John Kongos flat.
Barney James with Warhorse/Koneg: The Second Coming ....import CD $24.99
Sleeve note by Rick Wakeman. a stunning heavy prog rock concept LP about the son of Odin, only one original copy exists and was sold for £7000 in 2020. Backed by proto metal legends Warhorse the LP is more complex and features keyboards and soloing lead guitars, issued with the kind permission of Barneys two daughters.
Edgar Varese/The Complete Works of Edgar Varese Vol. 1 ....import 3 CD Set $34.99
Edgar Varese was frequently cited by Frank Zappa as his favorite classical composer and a big influence on his own work. This is a three disc box set anthology of recordings of compositions by this pioneering twentieth century avant-garde composer Edgard Varese, spanning a period of almost three decades - from the first recording of one of his compositions, the Nicolas Slonimsky conducted Ionisation, in 1933. Our presentation includes all of Robert Craft's celebrated Varese recordings with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and with an ensemble of woodwinds, brass and percussion; originally released as two separate volumes in 1960 and 1962; Leonard Bernstein's performance of Arcana with the New York Philharmonic from 1958, and Frederic Waldman's sessions with the New York Wind Ensemble and Juillard Percussion Orchestra which produced ferocious versions of Integrales, Ionisation and Octandre, released in 1950 as 'Edgard Varese Complete Works Volume 1.'
Philip Glass/Akhnaten ....2 CD Set $28.99
Philip Glass/Akhnaten ....DVD $28.99
Starring as the ancient Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to radically alter his society, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines this performance from the Live in HD series. In her Met-debut season, Karen Kamensek conducts the hypnotic score, leading a cast that also features soprano Disella Larusdottir as Queen Tye, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges as Nefertiti, and bass Zachary James as Amenhotep I. Phelim McDermott's endlessly inventive production filled the Met stage with breathtaking visuals, including virtuosic pattern-juggling routines by Gandini Juggling.
King Crimson/Beat [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Master Quality
Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $48.99
King Crimson/Discipline [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $48.99
King Crimson/Power To Believe [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Master Quality Authenticated, Remastered] ....Japanese import CD $48.99
King Crimson/Reconstrukction Of Light [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $48.99
King Crimson/Thrak [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $48.99
King Crimson/Three Of A Perfect Pair [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $48.99
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Caravan, King Crimson, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Steve Howe, Sky, Trifecta, Miles
Davis, Chick Corea, Oregon, Sun Ra, Marillion, Big Big Train, Alan Parsons, The Art of
Noise, Third Ear Band, Colin Scot, Taking Some Time On: Underground Sounds of 1970,
Circus, Vanilla Fudge, Deep Purple, Grateful Dead, The Brothers, Tony McPhee's Blues Band,
Jon Lord Blues Project, Ten Years After, Mr. Big, OSI, Dream Theater, Sealand Airlines,
Gleb Kolyadin, The Woods Band, Electric Muse Revisited - The Story of Folk into Rock and
Beyond, Hector Zazou, Faust, K. Leimer, John Zorn
Caravan/Who Do You Think We Are? ....import 35 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $479.99
The Canterbury scene combined elements of jazz, folk, rock and melodic pop into a sound
that bridged the gulf between psychedelic and progressive rock, and ultimately shattered
all genre barriers. At the heart of the Canterbury scene was a group of musicians whose
career has now spanned more than half a century: the legend that is Caravan. Who Do
You Think We Are? is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band. This deluxe box
set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums - studio and live
recordings among them - are joined by eleven previously unreleased live performances.
A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson's 5.1 surround sound mix of
the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album Audio Only. In addition, a DVD includes
vintage European TV performances from 1971 - 1981 (London Marquee, German TV's Swing In,
Bataclan, Paris & French TV show Pop 2). The lavish packaging of the set
reflects the band's stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and
memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press
articles from across the band's career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye
Hastings. Every copy of the box includes a photo signed by the three surviving
members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David
Sinclair. The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a
Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and
circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters. This box set will be limited
to 2,500 copies worldwide and released on the Madfish Label through Snapper Music.
DVD/Blu-Ray all region code.
Put together with the band's full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:
14 newly remastered studio albums & 4 official live albums
11 previously unreleased concert recordings
On Blu-Ray for the first time 48/24 Stereo & 5. 1 Mix by Steven Wilson of In the Land of Grey & Pink
DVD including rare footage from The Marquee 1971, Rock en Stock 1972, Bataclan 1973 & French TV performance 1981
Individually signed photo by the three surviving original members Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, & Richard Sinclair
144 page hardback coffee table book featuring rare photographs & memorabilia
A4 fan club mini book featuring archive articles & an up to date interview with Pye Hastings
A4 replica tour programme for Blind Dog at St Dunstans
'For Girls that Grow Plump in the Night' replica press pack
Caravan's Trip Down Memory Lain Map of Canterbury
Illustrated family tree
2 replica posters
King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2021 ....2 CD Box Set $24.99
This on-going tour box series continues the opportunity to present King Crimson's music in slightly unexpected ways and, hopefully, to shed some new light on the band and it's music along the way. For this 2021 compilation, and perhaps appropriately for a band that has sported a three drummer line-up seated at the front of the stage since 2014, disc one features tracks which showcase KC's rich history of drummers and percussionists, while Sid Smith's liner notes also focus on the drummers. Disc two takes a slightly more song based detour through all eras of Crim history ending, as concerts have since 2014, with Starless. Both discs feature plenty of historic material and lots of live material by the current band and both also feature a sneak exclusive track/edit from the forthcoming, much anticipated, Robert Fripp "Exposures" multi-disc boxed set.
George Harrison/All Things Must Pass [Super Deluxe]
....5 CD + Blu-ray Box Set $149.99
George Harrison/All Things Must Pass [Deluxe] ....3 CD Set $29.99
George Harrison/All Things Must Pass ....2 CD Set $21.99
George Harrison/All Things Must Pass [Super Deluxe] ....8 LP Box Set $199.99
George Harrison/All Things Must Pass [Deluxe] ....5 LP Box Set $94.99
George Harrison/All Things Must Pass ....3 LP Set $69.99
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison. Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set Packaging: 5 CD slipcase contains 70 tracks, including 47 (42 previously unreleased) demo recordings, session outtakes and studio jams. A Blu-ray presents the main album in hi-res stereo, 5.1 surround sound, and Dolby Atmos. Includes a 56-page scrapbook by Olivia Harrison and a replica of the original album poster. 5CD/1BR. Deluxe 3 CD Packaging: Discs 1 & 2 include new remix of the original album; Disc 3 contains 17 tracks of demo recordings, session outtakes, and studio jams. Housed in a square box with a scaled-down version of the original poster and a 20-page booklet with photos, introduction, and notes from Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks. 2 CD Packaging: 2 CD Digipak includes new remix of the original album; an original poster with the back containing notes by Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks on remixing the album. Super Deluxe 8 LP Box Set Packaging: 8 LPs on 180-gram vinyl collects 70 tracks, including 47 (42 previously unreleased) demo recordings, session outtakes, and studio jams. Slipcase packaging contains a 60-page scrapbook by Olivia Harrison and a replica of the original album poster. Deluxe 5 LP Box Set Packaging: 5 LPs on 180-gram vinyl. The first 3 LPs contain the new remix of the original album, followed by 2 LPs featuring 17 tracks of demo recordings, session outtakes, and studio jams. Includes 8-page insert with photos and notes from Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks on remixing the album. 3 LP Packaging: 3 LPs on 180-gram vinyl contained in a slim box. Includes a poster and 8-page insert with photos and notes from Dhani Harrison and Paul Hicks on remixing the album.
Paul McCartney/McCartney III Imagined ....CD $15.99
Hailed upon it's release last year as "vital and comfortable taking new chances" (Rolling Stone) and "cheery, resilient, forever looking forward" (The New Yorker), Paul McCartney's McCartney III, which topped album charts around the world, is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined. Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged "an inspiration to us all"-one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on it's own as a brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.
Steve Howe/Homebrew 7 ....import CD $19.99
Yes guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release the seventh edition of his Homebrew album series on via HoweSound. Homebrew 7 marks the 25th anniversary of the guitar legend's first album in his Homebrew collection. The Homebrew series typically features recordings from Steve Howe's home archive of demos and tracks, originally recorded for one of his many solo or group projects with Yes, Asia, ABWH or GTR. Homebrew 7 differs slightly as none of the tracks have previously been released in any form and there are no plans for any to be rerecorded in the future. "Many are things I've enjoyed saving until the right moment," says Howe, "and the Homebrew series allows this. Some tracks have matured with my nurturing but others have been recently rediscovered." This collection includes tracks from the late seventies through to 2016 in Howe's extensive range of playing styles. Each of the 21 tracks is dated and accompanied by Howe's background notes and details on instrumentation. Most of the tracks are Howe's solo recordings with occasional contributions from Dylan Howe and Virgil Howe on drums with Phil Spalding on bass guitar (Half Way). The booklet includes the lyrics for the four vocal tracks and is also illustrated by some of Howe's delightfully atmospheric photography.
Sky/The Complete Studio Albums 1979 - 1987 ....import 7 CD + DVD Box Set $39.99
2021 Esoteric repress. UK eight disc (seven CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) set. The Studio Albums 1979 - 1987 is a clamshell box set that gathers together all seven studio albums released by the legendary classical rock band Sky over a nine year period. Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist John Williams, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, former Curved Air keyboard player Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. The band's self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia. Also, a huge live attraction, Sky released their second album in April 1980. Sky 2 was a fine achievement, featuring the hit single 'Toccata,' and topped the UK album charts upon it's release. For the band's third album, Steve Gray replaced Francis Monkman on keyboards, but the band continued their run of success as Sky 3 reached the UK Top Ten upon it's release in March 1981. The albums Sky 4 and Cadmium continued the run of best-selling albums, following which John Williams departed the band in December 1983. In March 1985, the album The Great Balloon Race was recorded in Australia and the UK, becoming another hit album. In 1987, they recorded their final album, which saw Sky arrange pieces composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart featured the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and earned the group their highest ever US chart placing upon release. DVD contains Sky - Live In Nottingham 1990, a performance recorded for Central Television on the 24th June 1990.
Trifecta/Fragments ....CD $16.99
We are delighted to be able to announce that Trifecta have joined the Kscope family. Trifecta features three of the contemporary music scene's most lauded and revered musicians - bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Holzman and completing the line-up, Craig Blundell - one of the world's most celebrated drummers. Having performed together as part of Steven Wilson's band, the three would jam together after soundchecks, forming what they referred to as "jazz club" and from these sessions the fledgling ideas for Trifecta were nurtured, Nick Beggs comments "so after the last tour with Steven finished, we had a handful of tracks ready to work on and as we moved through our various separate projects we agreed to work on Trifecta." Asked what fans of the musicians can expect from Trifecta he states "Fission! It's like Fusion but less efficient and more dangerous..., however, on hearing the record, my wife said, this is the worst thing she ever heard." We can't wait for you to hear it and see what you think! The record primarily operates in a jazz rock territory, and is wholly instrumental except for the first single, Pavlov's Dog Killed Schrodinger's Cat, the lyrics of which, Beggs states, "Are written from the perspective of a layman trying to understand quantum mechanics...and failing!"
Miles Davis/Live Under the Sky '87 ....import CD $28.99
At the time of this performance Miles Davis was on his final lap but he was still utterly unique. Stalking the stage in futuristic Issey Miyake couture, his red lacquered trumpet poised for action. Kenny Garrett's searing alto sax and Foley's lead bass share solo duties but the rhythm section take the honours here. Miles was renowned for his determination to keep moving forwards and in this band Ricky 'Sugarfoot' Wellman's go-go beat and Darryl 'The Munch' Jones' high energy playing drive the music forwards relentlessly. No other band has ever sounded like this. In 1987 Miles was still playing funk and rock the be-bop way. Performed on 25th July, 1987 at Yomiuri Land Open Theatre East, Tokyo, Japan and broadcast by NHK-FM.
Chick Corea/Live Under the Sky... '79 ....import CD $27.99
Two years after the demise of Return to Forever, virtuoso fusioneers Chick Corea and Al Di Meola are joined on stage by legendary drummer Tony Williams and fretless bass wunderkind Bunny Brunel. The set, mainly of Corea compositions, also features All Blues, a tributes to his former employer Miles Davis. The band is tight, the solos are state-of-the-art and the Live Under the Sky crowd are very enthusiastic. Performed at the Den-en Coliseum, Tokyo on the 27th of July 1979 and originally broadcast by NHK-FM.
Oregon/1974 ....2 CD Set $22.99
1st Time Ever available! Oregon, formed in 1970, comprised Ralph Towner (classical and 12-string guitars), Paul McCandless (oboe and English horn), Glen Moore (double bass) and Collin Walcott (sitar and tabla). The band's music has always been almost totally acoustic. 'Acoustic instruments sound more expressive to me,' Towner explained to Jazzwise magazine (UK) in September 1997. He further explained his guitar style: 'With classical guitar [you're] using all the fingers of your right hand to pluck which means you can be sounding anything from two to five notes in exact unison, rather than a strum.' As well as their core instruments, Towner has played trumpet, synths and piano with the band, McCandless bass clarinet and flute, Moore flute and violin and Walcott clarinet and dulcimer, to name but some. "At one time we were carrying eighty instruments on the road!" McCandless has said. The combining of instruments from disparate musical traditions and the musicians' range of influences meant that 'jazz' was always an inadequate label for the band. 'Live in Bremen 1974' documents Oregon at their mesmerizing best. The interplay between the four players is stunning and on each piece mood and texture are ever-changing, yet always following an aesthetic logic that seems irrefutable. 'Live in Bremen 1974,' however, is a reminder of a band that made music that had never been heard before, that had never been imagined before. One track is titled 'Brujo,' Spanish for 'sorcerer.' Truly, Towner, McCandless, Moore and Walcott were musical sorcerers whose playing retains it's power to enchant not only the band's original fans but even, surely, anyone lucky enough to be hearing the band for the very first time.
Sun Ra/Lanquidity ....2 CD Set $18.99
Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra's classic Lanquidity album from 1978 with brand new 4LP box set and 2CD editions. Recorded overnight at Bob Bank's Blank Tapes on 17th July 1978 after the Arkestra had appeared on Saturday Night Live, the album is unique in the Ra catalogue. "Most critics felt that it was more of a fusion-inspired record," explains Michael Ray. "As the name suggests, the album is liquid and languid." Bob Blank continues, "Musically, it was very ad hoc and freeform. There were horn charts but most tracks came out of improvised jams. Sun Ra just did his thing."
Marillion/With Friends at St. David's ....Blu-Ray
Marillion/With Friends at St. David's ....2 CD Set $17.99
Marillion/With Friends at St. David's ....DVD $18.99
It all started with the release of "With Friends from the Orchestra" in 2019, when Marillion teamed up with "In Praise of Folly," a string quartet accompanied by French horn and flute, to record a stunning album full of re-arranged Marillion treasures. That same year, Marillion took these very special versions on tour and even added a few more songs like "Gaza" and "Zeparated Out" to the setlist, presenting them in a whole new light. "With Friends at St David's" is not only a visually and sonically remarkable live album, but also a dedication to crossing musical boundaries and making "friends" outside of one genre and musical universe. The DVD and Blu-ray of this release offer even more, as they come with the previously unreleased documentary "Making Friends," which shows Marillion in the studio during the making of "With Friends from the Orchestra."
Big Big Train/Common Ground ....import CD $24.99
The new studio album from the award winning Big Big Train is the follow up to 2019's acclaimed Grand Tour album and 2020's Empire live Blu-ray/2CD set. The nine tracks include the beautiful title track and first single Common Ground, dazzling instrumental Apollo, Zeitgeist capturing The Strangest Times and stunning 15 minute epic Atlantic Cable. In addition to Big Big Train songwriters and core members David Longdon (lead vocals), Gregory Spawton (bass), Rikard Sjoblom (guitars, keyboards, vocals) and Nick D'Virgilio (drums, vocals), the album also features Carly Bryant (keyboards, vocals) and Dave Foster (guitars) plus a guest appearance from violinist Aidan O'Rourke of highly rated Scottish folk pioneers Lau. The album was recorded during 2020 at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios as well as in other studios in the UK, the USA and Sweden. Common Ground will be supported by tours of North America and the UK in early 2022.
Alan Parsons/The Time Machine ....import CD $15.99
Sounding like a combination of the Alan Parsons Project of the '70s with a dash of Pink Floyd, "The Time Machine" is an aural experience sure to please fans of Parsons, New Age and Electronica. The album opens with the instrumental "The Time Machine (Part 1)," written by Cockney Rebel drummer/composer Stuart Elliott (later Al Stewart and Kate Bush a.o.), which resembles the way the Project's album used to open. There's the mellow song "Out of the Blue," with lead vocals by Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet. "Ignorance Is Bliss" is one of the most beautiful songs with vocals from former Zombies lead-singer Colin Blunstone. Alan Parsons again uses the concept album formula successful with "Time Machine."
The Art of Noise/Noise in the City: Live in Tokyo 1986 ....import CD $22.99
'Noise in the City' is a new live album by the British sample pioneers The Art of Noise. Released 35 years after the band first played in Japan, the album contains a complete concert from Tokyo's Nihon Seinenkan recorded in August 1986. Highlights include 'Peter Gunn,' 'Legs,' 'Paranoimia,' and the first-ever release of 1986 live renditions of 'Eye of a Needle' and 'In the Mood.' On stage are Anne Dudley and JJ Jeczalik with Dave Bronze on bass, Simon Moreton on percussion, Paul Robinson on drums, and The Noisettes (Katie Humble, Pepe Lemer, and Linda Taylor) on vocals. This CD was made possible when Anne Dudley, JJ Jeczalik, and Gary Langan returned to Tokyo for live dates in 2017. They found that the 1986 concert had been recorded for FM radio broadcast and music journalist Ian Peel (who wrote the liner notes and had joined the band on the 2017 tour), tracked down the original multitrack master tapes to a vault in London. The recordings were mixed this year by Gary Langan, and the rest is history. This live album beautifully represents The Art of Noise's mid-Eighties Visible Silence tour, while also perfectly documenting one of their first concerts in Tokyo. This is the first time 'Noise in the City' is released on CD.
Third Ear Band/Mosaics: Albums 1969-1972 ....import 3 CD Set $41.99
Third Ear Band was one of the earliest signings to EMI's Progressive imprint, Harvest Records. The band was formed in 1968 around a nucleus of Glen Sweeney (percussion), Paul Minns (oboe), Richard Coff (violin, viola) and Mel Davis (cello). Third Ear Band were unique in their exploration of exotic baroque music fused with experimental rock. Signing to Blackhill Enterprises in 1969, the quartet opened for many of the legendary Hyde Park free concerts by Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and Blind Faith. Their debut album, "Alchemy," released in July 1969, was championed by legendary DJ John Peel and is regarded as one of the most striking and original works of the era with its unique gothic improvisational music. The band's self-titled second album was released in June 1970 and saw Ursula Smith replace Mel Davis on cello. 'Third Ear Band' gained good reviews in the underground music press, but the group was always fluid with their line-ups and Ursula Smith and Richard Coff departed the band in September 1970 to be replaced by Ben Cartland and Paul Buckmaster. Cartland soon departed and Denim Bridges was recruited on electric guitar along with former High Tide member Simon House on violin and VCS 3 synthesizer. This line-up of the group were approached by film director Roman Polanski to write and record the soundtrack to his gritty film adaption of Shakespeare's "Macbeth." The darkly evocative and eerie music of Third Ear Band fitted perfectly with Roman Polanski's cinematic vision of the acclaimed Shakespearian drama which starred Jon Finch, Francesca Annis and Martin Shaw. In March 1972 the soundtrack album Music from Macbeth was released on Harvest, but it would be the band's final album. Mosaics - The Albums 1969-1972 gathers together the three Third Ear Band albums released by Harvest in a clamshell box and is the ideal introduction to the band and their uniquely haunting and evocative music.
Colin Scot/Colin Scot [Remastered Expanded Edition] ....import CD $21.99
2021 Esoteric repress. Colin Scot (real name Colin Thistlewaite) was an innovative song-writer who began his career playing the London folk clubs. He came to the attention of United Artists records in 1970 and recorded his only album for the label in early 1971 at Trident studios with producer John Anthony which many years later was rightly described by Record Collector magazine as "a genuine lost classic." It is perhaps widely known from featuring an impressive cast of guest musicians who participated in the recording sessions, all of whom appreciated Scot's talent as a musician. Featuring Robert Fripp, Rick Wakeman, Jon Anderson, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Davey Johnstone, Linda Hoyle and members of Van der Graaf Generator, Lindisfarne and Rare Bird, 'Colin Scot' contained some fine and beautiful music such as the exquisite "Take Me Away," "Do the Dance Now, Davey" and "The Boatman" along with the magnificent "Nite People." Although a fine debut, in one of the great injustices of fate the album did not achieve the commercial success it most certainly deserved. Scot departed United Artists in 1972. He signed to Warner Bros. in 1973 and recorded a further two albums, but commercial success still eluded him and Scot concentrated on performing in folk clubs in the UK and Europe, settling in Amsterdam. He sadly passed away in 1999. This new Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features four bonus tracks including three alternate takes and a song omitted from the final completed album.
Various Artists/Taking Some Time On: Underground Sounds Of 1970 ....import 4 CD Set $45.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called "underground" rock music - "Taking Some Time On - Underground Sounds of 1970," is a 4 CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together over five hours of music from 1970, the first year of a new decade that would see progressive music in all it's forms become a dominating force with the album-buying public. The innocence of psychedelia and the optimism expressed by such vast expressions of the hippy ideal as the Woodstock Festival in New York State and the Hyde Park Free Festivals of 1969 in London were shattered by the violence of the Altamont Festival in California at the end of the year. As 1970 dawned, a more cynical tone began to appear in the counter-culture which was also reflected in some of the music by "progressive" artists as some music got heavier or more anarchic. Jazz, blues, hard rock, folk and classical music influences melded together to form a diversity of music among so-called Underground artists, championed by "underground" figures of the day such as John Peel on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear. These artists retained a common audience who anticipated their albums eagerly, resulting in the "progressive" imprints of major record labels such as EMI's Harvest, Decca's Deram and Philips Records' Vertigo imprints and the independent Island Records enjoying healthy sales with some artists enjoying success in the UK singles charts. Universities and colleges were regular venues on burgeoning live music circuit in the UK for these artists, most of whom earned loyal followings through regular concert performances both in Britain and in Europe. 1970 was also a year of major rock festivals in Britain, all of whom featured "progressive" album focussed artists. Free concerts in London's Hyde Park and events such as Plumpton Festival, The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music and the infamous Isle of Wight Festival of 1970 (gate-crashed by underground agitators protesting against the entrance fee being charged by the organisers) all showcased some of the best music of the time. Featuring: Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, Caravan, Egg, McDonald & Giles, Kevin Ayers, Hawkwind, Wishbone Ash, Procol Harum, Curved Air, Patto, Al Stewart, Atomic Rooster, Rare Bird, Traffic and so many, many more!
Circus/Circus ....import CD $20.99
Eponymous album by one of the first progressive rock releases on the Transatlantic label, until that time primarily known as a leading folk and folk rock imprint. Circus featured saxophonist and flautist Mel Collins (who shorly after joined King Crimson for Wake of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands and more recently has rejoined the band) along with Ian Jeff (guitar, vocals), Kirk Riddle (bass) and Chris Burrows (drums). An excellent jazz influenced progressive work, the album featured a notable cover of Lennon & McCartney's 'Norwegian Wood' and is now a highly desirable collector's item among progressive rock aficionados.
Vanilla Fudge/Then and Now ....2 CD Set $24.99
Two Compact Disc Set - the best of the studio recordings and live with Orchestra. Vanilla Fudge, tightly bound by shared professional and personal experiences and, like most teenagers and young adults in '67, enticed by experimental drugs and 'free love,' had transformed their sound. Some club owners complained that their slow, moody, stop-start, whisper-then-scream arrangements of songs like 'Ticket to Ride,' 'People Get Ready' and 'Eleanor Rigby' were emptying dancefloors. With the patronage of George Francis 'Shadow' Morton, an extremely talented but somewhat unhinged producer-about-town, the group known as Mark Stein and the Pigeons, who'd impressed Morton with their showmanship and instrumental expertise, was transformed into Vanilla Fudge and signed to Atlantic's ATCO subsidiary. Disc one highlights the 'best of' Vanilla Fudge, the ferocity of sound; disc two ups the ante when the Fudge meets Orchestra!
Deep Purple/Live at Montreux 2011 ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $37.99
On July 16th, 2011 Deep Purple performed on the closing night of Switzerland's Montreux Jazz Festival, re-imagining classics from their catalogue backed by a symphony orchestra, the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt conducted by Stephen Bentley-Klein. In July 2021 Deep Purple Live at Montreux 2011 will be re-issued for the first time as a DVD+2CD set via Mercury Studios. The package features DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Stereo audio and includes a bonus in-depth band interview on the DVD. Filmed on the closing night of the Montreux Festival on 16th July 2011, this 10th Anniversary release of the original concert, features Deep Purple playing their classic hits with the accompaniment of a full contemporary orchestra conducted by Stephen "BK" Bentley-Klein. The orchestrated arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs and the band, who are clearly enjoying the experience. This is one of the band's finest performances. With a career stretching back into the late sixties and global album sales in excess of 100 million, Deep Purple need no introduction. Line-up:Ian Gillan (vocals); Ian Paice (drums); Roger Glover (bass); Steve Morse (guitar); Don Airey (keyboards) Features many Deep Purple classics including "Highway Star," "Strange Kind of Woman," "Lazy," "Perfect Strangers," "Hush," "Woman From Tokyo," "Black Night" and of course "Smoke On The Water" with its story of recording in Montreux.
|Deep Purple/Live in London 2002 ....import 2 CD Set $34.99||Deep Purple/Live in Wollongong 2001 ....import 2 CD Set $42.99|
Ear Music presents two live sets from the Mark VII version of Deep Purple featuring Jon Lord (keyboards), Steve Morse (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), Ian Paice (drums) and Roger Glover (bass). These are numbered editions each limited to 10,000 copies worldwide. The Live in London 2002 is a historic and previously unreleased live recording making it's CD debut. Live in Wollongong 2001 is a very rare live recording from the Deep Purple archives, remastered for the best sound possible.
Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2 Carousel 2-14-68 ....2 CD Set $41.99
Happy Valentine's Day! Now would you like to have your mind blown? That's what happened to anyone who attended this 1968 concert at the Carousel Ballroom, which has long been considered to be one of the greatest early Dead shows (and is reputed to be one of Phil Lesh's favorite performances). Indeed, there's a reason why this show was the first one to be presented complete in the Road Trips series. Substantial portions of it were lifted for the Anthem of the Sun album, and the second set, which was broadcast over local radio, became a must-have in any self-respecting Dead Head tape collection thanks to its astonishing 'Born Cross-Eyed/Spanish Jam/Alligator' sequence. But this Trip offers much more; set one features two fine Pigpen showcases in 'Good Morning Little School Girl' and 'Turn on Your Love Light,' and the addition of early '68 bonus material from the Dead's pacific northwest tour means that you get not one but two early excursions into 'Dark Star.' Not to mention that the show is mixed down and mastered from the original 8-track tapes by Jeffrey Norman and the packaging features Mouse's original poster art for the show along with liner notes by Blair Jackson. About as indispensable as it gets'and it never has been available at music retail before!
The Brothers/March 10 2020 Madison Square Garden ....4
CD Set $34.99
The Brothers/March 10 2020 Madison Square Garden ....Blu-Ray $26.99
The Brothers/March 10 2020 Madison Square Garden ....DVD $26.99
On March 11th, 2020, hours before the United States came to a grinding halt due to the pandemic, The Brothers gathered at Madison Square Garden to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band. The concert would prove to be the last public outing for many attendees - as well as the musicians onstage - for over a year. This only added to the mysticism of the event that closed the book on half a century of musical tradition. Featuring performances by original ABB drummer Jaimoe alongside extended Allman family members Duane Trucks, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, and Marc Quinones, The Brothers also sees special appearances by original pre-ABB project Second Coming keyboardist Reese Wynans as well as Chuck Leavell, who played with the band from 1972 to 1976.
Tony McPhee's Blues Band/Split Part II: Live at Bremen 1982 ....import CD $18.99
Live concert of the Groundhogs founder and guitarist Tony McPhee from 1982 at Germany with Mick Kirton and Steve Towner. With the Groundhogs, Tony McPhee wrote British blues rock history from the 1960s onwards. Along with Neil Young, he is one of the founding fathers of grunge rock. Still today records like "Thank Christ For The Bomb," "Hogwash" or "Split" belong in every well kept collection. Julian Cope, the British "Krautrock" expert and former frontman of The Teardrop Explodes, once said: "The way Tony McPhee and the Groundhogs developed the blues was as revolutionary as the works of MC5, the Stooges or that of the Krautrock movement." When Tony McPhee was not on tour or recording with the Groundhogs, he was on the road with his Tony McPhee's Blues Band, featuring Tony McPhee (guitars, vocals), Steve Towner (bass) and Mick Kirton (drums), indulging his very special form of psychedelic heavy blues. Recordings of Tony McPhee's Blues Band are very rare, with the line-up of McPhee, Towner and Kirton there is only one single from 1983 existing. So we are all the more pleased that the first official long-player of this enthusiastic trio will now be available with this live album, "Split II - Live in Bremen" from 1982. Incidentally, Tony McPhee came to the blues through John Lee Hooker, with whom he toured in 1964. Tony McPhee remembers: "He (Hooker) said that sometimes he played eleven bars, sometimes thirteen, sometimes twelve and a half. And I realized he did it on purpose. I'd thought he just couldn't count!"
Jon Lord Blues Project/Jon Lord Blues Project Live ....import CD $26.99
Jon Lord Blues Project was a British blues band consisting of Jon Lord, Pete York, Zoot Money, Maggie Bell, Miller Anderson, and Colin Hodgkinson. The recording was originally released in 2011. The show was recorded live at Rottweil Jazzfestival on 14 May 2011 and features classic blues songs written by Willie Dixon and Robert Johnson, as well as more contemporary compositions by Deep Purple, Free, and Tom Waits. Jon Lord died of complications from his cancer treatment on 16 July 2012. The recording was mixed and mastered by Tom Mueller at Flatliners Studio Ingolstadt, Germany.
Ten Years After/Naturally Live [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....CD $16.99
For fans of Alvin Lee, Ten Years After, and Classic Rock! Recorded at HsD, Erfurt, Germany on March 24th 2018, Naturally Live contains live tracks such as: "Land of the Vandals," "Silverspoon Lady" & "Last Night of the Bottle" taken from their phenomenally successful 2017 studio album A Sting in the Tale. These tracks are combined with old favorites such as "I'd Love to Change the World," "Hear Me Calling," "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and, of course, the Woodstock killer track "I'm Going Home." Also included is the band's semi-acoustic section of their current live show which features three tracks from the very early days in 1967: "Portable People," "Don't Want You Woman" & "Losing the Dogs." Exclusive to the "Deluxe Edition are the bonus tracks "I Say Yeah" and an amazing version of the Robert Johnson classic "30-20 Blues" performed by bassist Colin Hodgkinson. The beginning of their meteoric rise to fame can be pinpointed to their performance at The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival in August 1969. The audience were blown away by the intensity of the band's performance and their unique combination of jazz, blues and rock, and their enigmatic frontman Alvin Lee. This made them one of the biggest bands of the early '70s. As well as original members Ric Lee (Drums) and Chick Churchill (Keys), the band now features bass icon Colin Hodgkinson (Peter Green, Spencer Davis, Chris Rea) and multi-award winning guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti (Van Morrison, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Wood).
Mr. Big/Lean into It [30th Anniversary Edition]
Mr. Big/Lean into It [30th Anniversary Edition MQA-CD] ....2 CD Set $17.99
First released in 1991, Lean into It, is the second studio album by the American rock supergroup, consisting of Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey, Mr. Big. This is the band's breakthrough album - Lean into It peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 charts, while the single 'To Be with You' became the band's first and only song to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, 'Just Take My Heart.' was a Top-20 hit, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The million-selling album also contains the popular tracks 'Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy.''Alive and Kickin' and 'Green Tinted Sixties Man.' Lean Into It shows that Mr. Big could also strip away all the flash and 7-minute solos and simply create well-written songs with rhythm, groove and good melodies, making the band one of the iconic new wave of progressive 'musician's bands' who could play mind-blowing complicated riffs on their instruments at lightning speeds. This is one of the ever-green albums of 80's style hair band rock that transcends the years and 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the release. evoXS is remastering the album using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes and will be manufactured as a MQA-CD and hybrid SACD. The hybrid SACD plays on both SACD and regular CD players. The SACD has a multi-track mix in 5.1 sound which provides the ultimate sound quality experience. MQA is an award-winning technology that delivers the sound of the studio. MQA-CD plays on all CD players. When a conventional CD player is connected to an MQA-enabled device, the CD will reveal the original master quality. The MQA-CD version includes 2 discs - disc 1 contains the remastered tracks from the original album and disc 2 contains unreleased and hard to find bonus tracks, along with minus bass and minus guitar tracks, especially made for musicians to jam with.
OSI/Free ....2 CD Set $16.99
Free is the second studio album by American progressive rock band OSI originally released by InsideOut Music in 2006. Guitarist Jim Matheos and keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Moore (the original keyboardist for Dream Theater) decided to work on a follow-up to Office of Strategic Influence after the two found they both had holes in their schedules. Drummer Mike Portnoy returned as a session musician rather than a full band member. Joey Vera replaced Sean Malone on bass guitar. Free was met with generally positive critical reception. Critics noted that the album was different from its predecessor, focusing more on Moore's keyboards than Matheos' guitars. Portnoy's drumming received praise.
Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: A Dramatic Tour of Events - Select Board Mixes ....2 CD Set $16.99
Dream Theater's second release in the highly anticipated 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives' series, is a collection of select board mixes taken during the band's 'A Dramatic Tour of Events' in 2011 and 2012. This release features a curated selection of some of the most outstanding performances from that tour, compiled into one archival release.
Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Train of Thought Instrumental Demos  ....CD $16.99
The third installment in the Lost Not Forgotten Archives series comprises the instrumental demos from Dream Theater's monumental 2003 studio album, Train of Thought. Remastered.
Sealand Airlines/Sealand Airlines ....CD $16.99
Prog-rock band Sealand Airlines self-titled debut album "Sealand Airlines." An experimental, cross-genre record with a wide array of sounds and lyrical influences; ranging from heavy guitars to almost acoustic melodies and filled to the brim with science fiction, action and allusions to cinema and pop culture.
Gleb Kolyadin/Gleb Kolyadin [Expanded] ....import CD $18.99
Following the success of two highly-praised albums with Iamthemorning, Russian virtuoso pianist Gleb Kolyadin affirmed his musical authority with his debut, self-titled album on Kscope in February 2018. The record features a staggering who's who of performers, including: the unmistakable voice and lyrics of Steve Hogarth (Marillion) alongside Mick Moss (Antimatter); Gavin Harrison (King Crimson / Porcupine Tree) on drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson / Trifecta) on bass; Theo Travis (Robert Fripp / Porcupine Tree / Steven Wilson) on flute and saxophone; and Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) on additional keys. Gleb Kolyadin is an emotive exploration of self-identity; a story of two parts with interweaving leitmotifs. The album's central concept weaves through an elaborate tonal and thematic structure, built around the extraordinary rhythm section of Gavin Harrison and Nick Beggs, which is accented at it's focal points by guest appearances from Steve Hogarth, Jordan Rudess, Mick Moss and Theo Travis. This new expanded CD edition of Gleb Kolyadin features two bonus tracks, May 26th & July 8th. Recorded on both dates respectively, the tracks are taken from Gleb's vast musical diary ('Poloniumcubes') of drafts and sketches that go on to form the basis of both solo and iamthemorning material. The two previously unreleased tracks were selected specifically as an organic ending and post script to the main story of the debut album. The album, presented here in digipack packaging complete with an 8-page booklet, is a collaborative piece with each musician recording their own parts separately, starting with Gleb recording himself on grand piano in Moscow winter/spring 2017 at the famed Mosfilm studio. The album was mixed and engineered by Vlad Avy, who also previously worked on the two Iamthemorning records.
The Woods Band/The Woods Band [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $21.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the 1971 self-titled album by The Woods Band. The Woods Band comprised Terry Woods (vocals, mandola, concertina, electric, acoustic & bass guitar), Gay Woods (vocals, concertina, autoharp, dulcimer, bodhran), Ed Deane (electric, acoustic & bass guitars, keyboards) and Pat Nash (drums and vocals). Husband and wife Terry and Gay Woods had been members of the first line-up of Steeleye Span (also featuring ex-Fairport Convention member Ashley Hutchings, Tim Hart and Maddy Prior). The Woods' departed that group shortly after the release of their debut album to form their own band. After working with various musicians (including briefly the former King Crimson members Mike Giles and Ian McDonald), The Woods Band finally settled on a stable line-up when Ed Deane and Pat Nash joined the fold. In 1971 the Woods Band signed to the newly established Greenwich Gramophone Company (a "progressive" imprint of song writer Les Reed's Chapter 1 Records) and recorded their only album at Morgan Studios in September that year. Produced by former Colosseum bassist Tony Reeves, The Woods Band featured both traditional and original material and utilized both traditional and electric instrumentation and took on more of a rock influence than the early Steeleye Span. Upon it's release, the album was well received and The Woods Band undertook a series of concerts with their fellow label mates Samurai and Open Road and began to develop a cult following. However, Greenwich Gramophone ceased operations in 1972 and this left the band without a recording contract and the Woods Band ended, leaving Terry and Gay Woods to continue recording and working as a duo. Terry Woods was later a member of The Pogues. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and features an illustrated booklet with a new essay.
Various Artists/Electric Muse Revisited - The Story of Folk into Rock and Beyond ....import 4 CD Set $39.99
61-track, 4-CD set explores the experimental side of the British folk scene, from the folk-rock era to the present. Includes new and unreleased recordings from Imagined Village (the first new music from the band in 9 years, with vocals from Eliza Carthy), Justin Adams, and Stick in the Wheel, unreleased songs from Maddy Prior and Lavinia Black-wall, and rare demos from Sandy Denny and Richard and Linda Thompson. The remarkable cast also includes everyone from Shirley Collins and Fairport Convention to Billy Bragg, June Tabor and Oysterband, Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Olivia Chaney, Spiro, Lau, Jon Boden, Martyn Bennet, Capercaillie, Stick in the Wheel, Sam Lee, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Yorkston Thorne Khan and many more. Compiled by writer and broadcaster Robin Denselow, who also wrote the 24-page sleeve notes, the boxset is released to coincide with publication of the book of the same title (on Omnibus) - which is an updated version of the celebrated story of the folk-rock era The Electric Muse, first published in 1975. This boxset brings together an extraordinary cast of great musicians for the first time, and tells the story of how British traditional music has been re-worked with influences not just from rock but from punk, rap, electronica, big band brass, and sounds and styles from around the world.
Hector Zazou/Geographies ....CD $14.99
The Made to Measure reactivation campaign continues with the reissue of this very special album by legendary French composer & producer Hector Zazou, who is known for many groundbreaking albums and collaborations, including Zazou Bikaye. Yet this orchestral suite originally released in 1985 showcases some of Zazou's most exquisite compositional work, fusing a chamber ensemble, some classical and pop vocals, unorthodox production, and an ironical, affectionate take on early 20th century classics (think Satie et al). With evocative song titles such as Cine Citta & Sidi Bel Abbes, and even a catchy folk-like tune (Vera C.), this album is a playful voyage in time and space.
Faust/Faust IV ....import CD $17.99
Faust IV is the fourth studio album by the German krautrock group Faust, released in 1973. The album is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, where it is referred to as a "krautrock classic." This was the last album by the first incarnation of the band. The album was recorded at the Manor Studio in England. As the sessions took too long to complete, producer Uwe Nettelbeck opted to complete the album with material that was recorded at previous sessions in Wumme in Bremen, Germany. These additions include "Krautrock" (previously aired on the John Peel show) and "It's a Bit of a Pain" (previously released as the b-side of the "So Far" single in Germany).
K. Leimer/Mitteltoner72 ....CD $16.99
Mitteltoner72, K. Leimer's homage to the German Kosmische period, is an expanded, remixed and newly mastered edition of the Origin Peoples LP released in 2018. '72 includes all the music produced but not originally released for the LP. "Leimer's love of kosmische is evident from the start, as "Dunne Luft" condenses the earmarks of that sound into it's four minutes. There's the solar flares of guitar that arise early on in the track, fuzzy and luminous, serving less as a lead instrument and more as a sonic texture. It sounds like a sly homage to the arcing six-string stylings of Neu! and Harmonia member Michael Rother, but rather than simply pay tribute, Leimer let's pinging synths bustle underneath and processes and loops live drums to keep the track's momentum going. The flickering rhythms bring to mind the blurry highways evoked on Autobahn while the ghostly melodies of the piece bear the evocative beauty of Popol Vuh. Rather than serve as mere pastiche, Mitteltoner encapsulates Leimer's unique talents: drawing on a vintage sound now over forty years old and entering into middle age, while also finding a way to push it forward." -Pitchfork
John Zorn/Nostradamus: The Death of Satan ....CD $18.99
Yes there is life after Baphoment! Nostradamus: The Death of Satan, the ninth release by Zorn's most intense 21st century ensemble, is a triumph. In this wildly varied program ranging from the softest sacred whisper to the most heretical hysteria, Zorn brings his unique compositional blending of classical, jazz and rock to new heights. The Simulacrum band is tighter than ever and the recording is richer and more powerful. With a stunning clarity of sound, brilliance of performance and towering compositional vision, Nostradamus is Zorn at his very best.
John Zorn/Parables ....CD $18.99
This newest CD of Zorn compositions performed by the remarkable all-star guitar trio of Bill Frisell, Julian Lage and Gyan Riley is inspired by the ancient tradition of story telling as spiritual lesson. Drawing upon Sufic, Hebrew and secular traditions, Parables is a unique collection of compositional miniatures blending folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, world music and more. Featuring seductive moods, driving rhythms and thought provoking twists and turns, this is a charming and adventurous program of music performed by three of the most distinctive guitarists around.
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Yes, Peter Hammill, Gentle Giant, Frank Zappa, Steve Hackett & Djabe, Jon Anderson,
Rick Wakeman, Greenslade, Pink Floyd Tribute: Still Wish You Were Here, Magma, Jethro
Tull, Moody Blues, Roger Chapman,Goblin, Maurizio Guarini, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, John
McLaughlin, John McLaughlin & Paco de Lucia, Stephan Thelen, Mahogany Frog, Renaldo
& The Loaf, Samurai of Prog, The Frost, Symphonic Music of Yes, Hoelderlin, Karthago,
Laura Nyro, David Crosby, Allman Brothers Band, Savoy Brown, The Rolling Stones, Philip
Glass, Giancarlo Erra
Yes/Union 30 Live [Super Deluxe Flight Case 30 Year Anniversary Edition] ....import 26 CD + 4 DVD Box Set $379.99
OUT NOW!!! Don't delay as this extra special 30th Anniversary edition may not be
available much longer! As you are probably aware, 2021 is the 30th anniversary of
the critically acclaimed Yes Union Tour, featuring all 8 iconic members of the band. To
celebrate this event, courtesy of Larry Magid Entertainment, Gonzo Multmedia has put
together a special souvenir limited edition Super Deluxe Box Set containing 30 discs! The
main disc features a multi-camera shoot DVD, with accompanying soundtrack mixed by Trevor
Rabin from the Shoreline Amphitheatre (8th August 1991) show. Also included in the box is
a mixture of fan recordings, desk tapes and FM/Radio Broadcasts. These will be included
with the main program, as a way for the band to combat this highly bootlegged tour, where
some fans are paying in excess of $70 per show from various Japanese websites. All
packaged in a fantastic flight case which accommodates 10 x 'fatpack' style jewel cases
each containing 3x discs to make the 30 discs in total. Each heavy-duty flight case has
been sprayed individually, and the stickers placed on by hand. No two flight cases are the
same, making each one unique and a highly collectable piece of rock and roll memorabilia!
This item will undoubtedly become both desirable and highly collectable. Rick Wakeman said
about the project, "The hardcore fans will absolutely love this...me too....a very
important era of Yes history."
Contained in the box will be:
CDx2+DVD: Pensacola Civic Centre 9th April 1991
CDx3: Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA 17th April 1991
CDx2+DVD: Nassau Colosseum 20th April 1991
CDx3: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany 31st May 1991 (FM Broadcast)
CDx3: Wembley Stadium, UK (2 Discs) 29th June 1991 FM Broadcast + Star Lake Amphitheatre 24th July 1991
CDx3: Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Wisconsin 26th June 1991
CDx2+DVD: Madison Square Gardens, NYC 15th July 1991
CDx3 Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, 12th July 1991
CDx2+DVD: Shoreline Amphitheatre (Remastered) 8th August 1991
CDx3: Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan 4th March 1992
Reproduction Tour programme
Reproduction AAA Laminate, Reproduction cloth passes,
10 band photos
Poster x 2
Peter Hammill/In Translation ....import CD 16.99
For the first time ever, Peter has recorded a collection of cover versions. The songs come from a variety of musical worlds: Classical, American Songbook, Italian Pop and Tango. In all but three cases Peter has also translated the songs, from Italian, French and German. As strange a project as this might seem, there's an overall sense of cohesiveness to it and it's absolutely of this time. Two songs have lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein; the music for one is by Jerome Kern, the other by Richard Rodgers. Leiber and Stoller provided lyrics for "I Who Have Nothing," originally an Italian tune. Three Italian songs are at the core of the album, written (and originally performed) by Fabrizio de Andre, Luigi Tenco and Piero Ciampi. The two tango pieces were composed by Astor Piazzolla. Finally, there are two classical songs, respectively by Faure and Mahler. In Peter's own words... "This collection seems to fit together as a group, not least because most of these songs are to do with measures of dislocation, of loss, of some kind of imagined or anticipated future which didn't arrive. I was unfamiliar with several of these songs before I began this project. One discovery led on to another in some kind of paper trail. The back stories to the songs are interesting and some of the writers and singers had a spectacularly dramatic time of things. I doff my hat to these sometimes complicated lives. My approach has always been to make cultural rather than strictly linguistic translations, so that the spirit of the song rather than its precise narrative is rendered. I hope I've addressed the material, the writers, the original performers, with due and proper respect. Inevitably though there's spin here: mine all mine. Finally, these recordings were made, of course, in the time of Covid and lockdown. But also in the knowledge that Brexit - in all its horror - was fast approaching. So these performances of, for the most part, European songs were my last as a European singer, with all the rights and privileges that has brought me for so many years."
Gentle Giant/Free Hand [5.1 & 2.0 Steven Wilson Mix] ....CD
+ Blu-Ray $21.99
Gentle Giant/Free Hand [Steven Wilson Mix] ....CD $15.99
Free Hand was Gentle Giant's seventh album originally released in July 1975. This album was the most commercially successful of the band's career reaching the top 40 albums in Billboard Magazine. It stands as the culmination of the band's maturity, following the successes of In a Glass House and The Power & the Glory. Having toured Europe & North America non-stop in the years prior to this release with artists like Jethro Tull, Yes, Zappa etc, the band had gone from strength to strength. By the time Freehand was released Gentle Giant had become a major headliner in its own right. All the members were multi-instrumentalists. The band were never afraid of surprising an audience with a 4 part recorder ensemble followed by a vibraphone solo all the while rocking the audience and thoroughly enjoying themselves onstage at the same time. Gentle Giant albums featured many songs with both literary subjects as well as social and personal commentary on life as rock musicians. Free Hand has more than most. The title of the album and first track were so named as the band had just changed record labels and management and felt unshackled by prior contractual obligations. Putting these issues behind them upon it's first release, Gentle Giant embarked on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, plus a short tour of the UK, to promote the album. The incredible range of Gentle Giant's music is evident hroughout this album. From the intricate vocal fretwork of On Reflection and the delicate medieval flavor of Talybont the Celtic-tinged rock of Time to Kill and the jagged rhythms of Just the Same all those diverse elements which made the band so strikingly original are skillfully blended and perfectly executed. Award winning producer and musician Steven Wilson has added his delicate touch in remixing Free Hand in Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround sound. His tonal range and painstaking attention to sound quality make Free Hand sound as fresh today as it did on first release. A fitting tribute to the compositional skills and expertise of five dedicated musicians. Steven Wilson's remixed version of Freehand will be released in Dolby Atmos, 5.1 surround sound accompanied by custom animated visuals for each track on Blu-ray. In addition, the original flat mix, original 1975 quad mix and an instrumental mix will all be included in a Digipack CD.
Frank Zappa/Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show ....2 CD Set $21.99
The first posthumous archival release from the 1988 touring band focuses on the historical last show Frank Zappa ever played in the U.S. The live concert material is taken from Uniondale, NY; Providence, RI and Towson, MD newly remixed from the 48-track digital master tapes. It features the first official release of The Beatles Medley along with over 25 unreleased performances and liner notes by FZ's drummer, Chad Wackerman and Vaultmeister, Joe Travers.
Steve Hackett & Djabe/Journey Continues ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $35.99
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of a new two CD and DVD live album by Djabe & Steve Hackett, "The Journey Continues." This wonderful concert recording was mainly recorded in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary in August 2019. The concert continued a series of live performances that followed the release of the acclaimed collaboration between Djabe (one of Hungary's most acclaimed jazz groups) and former Genesis guitarist and acclaimed solo artist Steve Hackett, "Life Is a Journey: The Sardinia Tapes," an album which was the result of improvised sessions that took place in a church on the island of Sardinia. "The Journey Continues" captures on two CDs and a DVD Djabe & Steve Hackett performing selections from that album on the concert stage, along with classic Genesis material such as "Hairless Heart," "Firth of Fifth" and "Los Endos," Steve Hackett's "Last Train to Istanbul" and Djabe compositions. The NTSC / Region Free DVD in this set also includes the bonus features the tracks 'In that Quiet Earth' and 'After Limoncello,' recorded in St. Veit, Austria in 2018 and 'White Bears,' recorded in Washington DC in 2019.
Jon Anderson/Olias of Sunhillow [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD Price $23.99
A 2021 remastered and expanded CD/DVD edition of the legendary 1976 solo album by Jon Anderson. The DVD features 96khz/24bit stereo master of the original mix plus a 5.1 'up-mix.' Includes a booklet featuring a comprehensive interview with Anderson about the making of his extraordinary and atmospheric album. Released in July 1976, Olias was a conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet. All music on the album was written and performed by Jon Anderson and the recording took place at Anderson's Buckinghamshire home studio whilst Yes were on hiatus following the tour to promote the album Relayer. Initially recorded on an 8-track tape machine, the arrangements were then re-recorded on to a 24-track tape machine. The album saw Jon perform the music entirely alone, teaching himself to play keyboards and acknowledging the influence of such legendary musicians as Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz and Vangelis on his work.
Rick Wakeman/Yes Solos 1971-2003 ....CD $17.99
"I personally don't know of a musician that doesn't enjoy doing solos. It is an opportunity to show, (and show off), what you feel within the music and also perhaps to show how you think and play contributes to the overall sound of the band, but the greatest thing about a solo is that it is truly a one-off - solos can never be repeated. They are a musically feeling of that particular moment in time." - Rick Wakeman
Greenslade/Temple Songs: Albums 1973-1975 ....import 4 CD Set $49.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Temple Songs - The Albums 1973 - 1975, a four-disc clamshell box set of the four albums released by the legendary band Greenslade between 1973 and 1975 - Greenslade, Bedside Manners Are Extra, Spyglass Guest and Time and Tide. One of the most interesting and musically able bands of the 1970s, Greenslade formed in 1972 and featured a line-up comprising former Colosseum members Dave Greenslade (keyboards) and Tony Reeves (bass) along with Dave Lawson (keyboards, vocals) and Andrew McCulloch (drums, percussion). The band came together following the demise of Colosseum and were distinguished by having two keyboard players. Greenslade's unique musical style set them aside from their progressive rock contemporaries of the era and the quartet of albums they issued between 1973 and 1975 were all of an excellent standard. The band's self-titled debut album was released in early 1973 and was an impressive musical statement featuring such material as "Feathered Friends," "Drowning Man," "Melange" and "Sundance." This album was followed at the end of the same year by Bedside Manners Are Extra, one of their finest works featuring the classic title track along with the excellent Pilgrim's Progress, Sunkissed You're Not and Time to Dream. 1974's Spyglass Guest saw Greenslade make an impression on the UK album charts and was another fine album with highlights such as Spirit of the Dance, Joie de Vivre, Melancholic Race and the band's interpretation of the Jack Bruce and Pete Brown classic Theme for an Imaginary Western. Greenslade's final album of the 1970s was Time and Tide, issued in May 1975. This album saw the departure of Tony Reeves who was replaced by Martin Briley on bass and guitar. Despite receiving critical acclaim for their live appearances and recorded work, the band split in 1976. Temple Songs - The Albums 1973 - 1975 is a fine collection of music by a truly original band.
Various Artist/Pink Floyd Tribute: Still Wish You Were Here ....CD $15.99
Pink Floyd's 1975 multi-platinum masterpiece, Wish You Were Here, is brought to life
once again with an all-star line-up of rock/metal royalty performing the album in it's
entirety! Includes performances by keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, King
Crimson's Mel Collins and Tony Levin, Gong's guitarist Steve Hillage, Yes, Asia and
Buggles keyboardist Geoff Downes, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Rock Hall nominee Todd
Rundgren, ex-Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate, guitar god Joe Satriani, Dream Theater
vocalist James LaBrie, spacebass super genius Bootsy Collins, The Damned's Rat Scabies,
PiL's Jah Wobble and lots more!
1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) Feat. Geoff Tate, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Geoff Downes, Ian Paice
2 Welcome to the Machine Feat. Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin
3 Have a Cigar Feat. James Labrie, Steve Stevens, Patrick Moraz, Rat Scabies, Jah Wobble
4 Wish You Were Here Feat. Rik Emmett, Joe Satriani, Edgar Froese, David Ellefson, Carmine Appice
5 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9) Feat. Rod Argent, Steve Hillage, Ian Paice, Bootsy Collins
Magma/SiMPLES [Limited Edition, 10-Inch Vinyl, Extended Play] ....import Vinyl EP $33.99
It would be futile, at this point in time, to sing the praises of Magma; it has become a legend. The group became successful in France very quickly and this fame soon spread abroad. Clearly Magma is one of the most influential of all French bands. They have left a legacy of music that defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, operating instead in a realm of their own creation. It waits to be discovered by new converts, and continually by older fans alike. SiMPLES, this 10-inch, combines some highly sought-after older 7-inches. 1500 individually numbered copies on black vinyl.
Jethro Tull/A [Steven Wilson Remix] ....CD $15.99
Digitally remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the prog rock band's 1980 album. This CD features the Steven Wilson Remix of the original album and an additional five tracks associated to the album also remixed by Steven Wilson.
The Moody Blues/Live at Montreux 1991 [Ear + Eye Series] ....import CD + DVD $26.99
The Moody Blues lone appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival occurred on July 3, 1991 at the Montreux Casino while in support of their Keys of the Kingdom Album. The group performs a number of their greatest hits, including "Gemini Dream, "Nights in White Satin," I'm Just a Singer" and "Your Wildest Dreams."
Roger Chapman/Peaceology ....CD $17.99
The former singer/songwriter and front man of famous UK rock bands like Family and Streetwalkers started his very successful solo career in 1987. The iconic Voice and his barbed wire and wine delivery made Roger Chapman one of the most acclaimed singers in the genres of rock, blues and soul. A very outstanding career that includes him winning the award 'Best Singer' at the German music awards in 1982, two appearances on the TV rock show 'Rockpalast.' many hit albums and singles and his voice singing the Mike Oldfield hit "Shadow on the Wall." 2014 Roger returns with his re mastered version of his 2007 released album "One More Time for Peace." Fans who bought the album in 2007 described it as one of his best CD's ever. But this new version is even better - it is not just re-mastered, it also includes 3 new songs. Roger named his re-mastered work "Peaceology" - a second chance for an album that shows Roger in great shape. The new sound of the album is not just fresh it is also timeless and natural. "Peaceology" contains 13 tracks from blues to rock to soul - an amazingly updated masterpiece of work by Roger Chapman. A great mix of different genres Roger used to create his very own and unforgettable sound off.
Goblin/Austinato - Live in Austin TX ....Blu-Ray $21.99
Goblin/Austinato - Live in Austin TX ....CD $18.99
Goblin/Austinato - Live in Austin TX ....DVD $18.99
Goblin live performance recorded in Austin, Texas, on April 29, 2014, during the third North American Tour. The line-up consists of Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo, joined by Steve Moore, guest musician from Pittsburgh duo Zombi. Austinato was shot from multiple camera angles within the intimate setting of the Mohawk venue in downtown Austin, Texas. In 2013-2014 Goblin toured North America for the first time in their 40 plus year career, performing live all the popular sountracks that the band released over the years, including themes from Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Tenebre, Non ho Sonno, plus tunes from non-soundtrack original material recorded over the years, starting from the album Roller in 1976 up to the most recent production. For more than four decades iconic Italian progressive rock band Goblin have become internationally known for paving a timeless path of classic musical compositions.
Goblin/Four of a Kind ....import CD $15.99
A decade after the reunion album, Goblin released this new studio work. The usual Goblin style is present throughout these 10 tracks, with a dark, brooding, menacing atmosphere that permeates the arrangements. Lineup includes Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo.
Maurizio Guarini/A Goblin's Chamber ....import CD $15.99
Released by Maurizio Guarini, keyboard player of the Italian progressive rock band Goblin. This is the first chamber music studio album. Recorded with a string quartet, "A Goblin's Chamber" unveils re-imagined versions of the most significant tunes from Goblin scores. The album puts a classical twist on Goblin classics, including Profondo Rosso, Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Buio Omega and Contamination. Best known as keyboard player of Goblin, internationally acclaimed for timeless classic musical scores - mainly for horror films - Maurizio Guarini is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. His music exploration has ventured through prog, jazz-rock, fusion and beyond.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/Dig? ....import CD $20.99
With Earthworks second album, Dig?, Bill Bruford began to be accepted on a broader level as a jazz drummer even though his roots in the style go right back to his formative years. Bruford had found players who were clearly familiar with the jazz tradition even as they pursued paths to break it down and reconstruct it in new and unusual ways. Earthworks' second and best release features young Turks Ballamy and Bates and a new bassist, Tim Harries, who replaces Mick Hutton. Tunes are by everybody and Tony Hatch (the latter a mutant arrangement of Downtown by Bates which will not be entering the top 40). This edition has two bonus tracks in addition - Emotional Shirt and Pigalle - culled from the band's live appearances. This album has been out of print for some time. This re-release is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen personally by him.
John McLaughlin/Liberation Time ....CD $16.99
With his newest album, Liberation Time, McLaughlin draws from one of humanity's most fraught, uncertain epochs to produce music that gracefully reflects the uncertainty, vulnerability, and slowly awakening joy of our times. A direct response to the mandated restrictions imposed by the spread of Covid-19, the album is - unusually for McLaughlin's recent projects - not the work of one fixed ensemble. With physical proximity no longer a prerequisite, McLaughlin drew upon decades of experience as a bandleader to select musicians best suited to each composition. 'As the Spirit Sings' introduces the album by contrasting churning rhythmic tension (stoked by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist Sam Burgess) with McLaughlin's soaring guitar figures - all underpinned by Gary Husband's subtle, supportive piano. The knotty post-bop figures of 'Right Here, Right Now, Right On' mark one of the most jazz-inflected performances McLaughlin has laid down in some time, featuring Nicolas Viccaro (drums), Jerome Regard (bass), Julian Siegel (tenor saxophone), and Oz Ezzeldin (piano). The sense of brotherhood that bonds McLaughlin's current 4th Dimension ensemble (McLaughlin, Husband, bassist Etienne Mbappe, and drummer Ranjit Barot) is on full display during 'Lockdown Blues,' a playful refraction examination of blues tropes first released last summer to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America. With vaccination campaigns now in full effect and a more promising tomorrow coming into view, Liberation Time's title track can be felt as visceral anticipation - a rousing glimpse into an unbound future rich with possibilities. And while much of Liberation Blues revels in the sort of spontaneous interplay that has been denied by Covid restrictions, some of the album's most touching moments feature McLaughlin alone at the piano - an instrument he has not recorded on since his 1973 collaboration with Carlos Santana, Love Devotion Surrender. Liberation Time is a product of its times, and yet it looks both forwards and backwards - at once drawing upon memories of better days yet reaching for a new dawn. Looking back at the album's transcontinental sessions, McLaughlin concludes, 'The wonderful thing about music is that you put the headphones on and you are all in the same room.'
John McLaughlin & Paco de Lucia/Paco & John Live at Montreux 1987 [Ear + Eye Series] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $33.99
On July 15th, 1987, two guitar maestros shared the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival for an evening of breathtaking flamenco music. The show opens with a solo piece from John McLaughlin, followed by a solo piece from Paco de Lucia, before the two virtuosos join forces in a series of duets for the rest of the evening. The repertoire is drawn from their solo albums, from albums by The Guitar Trio and from covers of music written by friends such as Chick Corea and Egberto Gismonti. This is a superb concert for any lover of great flamenco guitar playing or indeed for anyone who loves to see great musicians performing at their very best.
Stephan Thelen/Fractal Guitar 2 ....CD $18.99
The leader of the marvelous Swiss avant-prog/jazz/something-or-other quartet Sonar, guitarist and composer Stephan Thelen also has a thriving solo career that goes back for years. His latest solo album 'Fractal Guitar 2' continues the work begun by its predecessors 'Fractal Guitar,' layering Thelen's minimalist melodies and challenging time signatures with a multitude of guest guitarists from the experimental sphere. The tracks often have as many as five extra string-slingers alongside Thelen himself, including David Torn, Henry Kaiser, Markus Reuter, Jon Durant, Bill Walker, Barry Cleveland, Stefan Huth and Chris Muir on touch guitar, 12-string, various processed, filtered and textural guitars, e-bow and, as well, plain old riffing and soloing. That's not to mention the keyboards and percussion on top of the rhythm section and Thelen's own multi-instrumental contributions. Stephan Thelen might be doing something that cannot be properly labelled, he might be the precursor of the new subgenre: "fractal music."
Mahogany Frog/In the Electric Universe ....CD $18.99
Mahogany Frog is an instrumental electronic rock band from Winnipeg. The group is comprised of Graham Epp (guitar, keyboards, electronics, trumpet), Jesse Warkentin (guitar, keyboards, electronics), Scott Ellenberger (bass, keyboards, electronics, trumpet) and Andy Rudolph (drums, keyboards, electronics). The music draws influence from '60s psychedelia, '70s progressive, fusion, jazz, '50s exotica, electronica, and ambient & experimentalism. Utilizing extensive analogue and digital keyboards, feedback-ridden guitars, fuzz-bass and electronics, the group creates dynamic, multi-layered songs that explore tone, mood and composition. Mahogany Frog's unorthodox sounds and complex arrangements can challenge the ear, yet their haunting progressions and playful melodies are immediately approachable. Onstage the band performs furiously and at massive volumes, often connecting multiple songs together with interludes consisting of textured ambience. Six years in the making, In the Electric Universe illustrates a foray into forms of sonic searching previously unexamined by the group. Building from approaches in orchestration captured on their 2012 effort Senna, the group aims to create infinitely morphing waves of sound that transcend conventional perceptions of instrumentation, while simultaneously offering melodic and rhythmic closure. Utilizing the gradual unfolding of themes, extensive repetition, textural layering and crunchy, downbeat-heavy grooves, the tunes invoke a listening experience that is trance-like and hypnotic. The extensive employment of synthesized arpeggiators, often detached from the rhythm and irresolute in tempo, generate warm and disorienting backdrops to otherwise approachable structures. Tape loops and tape delay are used experimentally, highlighting decay and fragmentation. The compositions serve as foundations for melodic layering, tonal examination and deconstruction, resulting in a dynamic and colorful collection of music rich in expression, playfulness and resolve.
Renaldo & The Loaf/Hardly Gurning While the World Is Turning ....import CD $19.99
Renaldo and the Loaf is an English musical duo active since the late 1970s, consisting of a pathologist (David Janssen or Ted the Loaf) and an architect (Brian Poole or Renaldo Malpractice). In the '80s they recorded for The Residents' label, Ralph Records and even recorded an album, Title in Limbo, in collaboration with The Residents and guitarist Snakefinger. By their own assertion, they achieved their unique sound in part by striving to get unnatural synthesizer-like sounds using only what instruments they had available (acoustic ones). To that end they routinely used muffled and de-tuned instruments, and, often to striking effect, tape loops and manipulation. In 2018 they played their first ever live show at Klang 25 in Vienna, documented on the album Long Time Coming. In 2016 the group recorded a brand new album entitled Gurdy Hurding. When it was released on vinyl in 2019, it came with a fourth side of a new piece, Hardly Gurning While the World Is Turning. This has never been available on CD - until now. Here's what the band says: Hardly Gurning itself is part remix, part new recording, part re-imagining...to complement this we decided to ask some of our friends if they might create a remix re-imagination of the Gurdy Hurding tracks. In a strange way, the lockdowns of 2020 have benefitted this project as, in most cases, it afforded our contributors some time to work on it, which otherwise they may not have able to. We've certainly been excited by what has emerged - almost the whole of Gurdy Hurding has been revisited.
Samurai of Prog/The White Snake and Other Grimms Tales II ....import CD $23.99
The Samurai of Prog have been working hard again - producing three albums within seven months, with all-new original material. The White Snake is a follow-up to The Samurai of Prog's well-received "The Lady and The Lion" (part 1 of songs inspired by The Brothers Grimm fairy tales). All the main elements of The Samurai of Prog are naturally present (virtuosic violin, powerful picked bass, varied keyboard sounds, dynamic drums), but The White Snake is in no way a repetition of the first Grimm album. From the opening notes, you can tell this album takes a new journey, propelled by many talented friends: Marco Grieco, Marcel Singor (Kayak), Alessandro Di Benedetti (Mad Crayon), Mimmo Ferri, Rafael Pacha, Marco Vincini, Elisa Montaldo, Luca Scherani, Marcella Arganese, Stefano Galifi, Alessio Calandriello, Daniel Faldt, Alessandro Corvaglia, Camilla Rinaldi, Carmine Capasso, and of special note Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte e Miele), who composed the 5-part title suite.
The Samurai of Prog/The Lady and the Lion and Other Grimm Tales I ....import CD $22.99
The Samurai of Prog are having a prolific Run. A few short months after 2020's "Beyond the Wardrobe" album, the core trio of Marco Bernard, Kimmo Porsti and Steve Unruh are joined - as is their way - by a cast of contributing artists and writers, this time crafting an album inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The Samurai have become known in progressive rock circles for their symphonic prog creations, which feature lush and varied keyboard sounds, powerful picked bass guitar, dynamic drums, virtuosic violin and flute, and always mixed and mastered for audiophiles. This is a great addition fo TSoP's ever growing catalog of lovingly crafted new symphonic prog, rooted in the classics, but looking forward.
The Frost/Milliontown ....CD $16.99
2021 re-issue. Frost* was formed in 2004 by keyboard player and singer Jem Godfrey, Released in 2006 the band's debut album "Milliontown" was an instant success and is regarded by many as a classic in the modern prog rock genre featuring John Mitchell on guitar, John Jowitt on bass and Andy Edwards on drums. This 2021 reissue features the remastered audio included on 2020's "13 Winters" collection, and will be the first time the album has ever been released on vinyl.
The Frost/Experiments in Mass Appeal ....CD $16.99
Frost* was formed in 2004 by keyboard player and singer Jem Godfrey, and 'Experiments in Mass Appeal' is their second album from 2008. It featured a much more stripped back sound, more concise songs and a new band member and singer in the form of Dec Burke. This 2021 reissue features the remixed & remastered audio included on 2020's "13 Winters" collection.
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Symphonic Music of Yes ....import CD $17.99
Released in 1993, this album pitches the weight of the London Philharmonic Orchestra on a selection of Yes classics, with the involvement of Yes alumni Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Bill Bruford, under the auspices of arranger David Palmer. Palmer had previously worked with Jethro Tull, and had released a succession of symphonic tributes for the RCA label featuring the music of Jethro Tull, Genesis, and Pink Floyd. Adding still further to the progressive rock credibility of this release is the presence of recording engineer Alan Parsons, by then a recording artist in his own right, but who as a sound engineer had engineered the Pink Floyd classic Dark Side of the Moon. And the cover art is provided by no less than Roger Dean whose vistas of imaginary, alien landscapes featured on many of the classic Yes albums.
Hoelderlin/Live at Rockpalast 2005 ....import CD + DVD $21.99
They were one of the leading representatives of "Krautrock," this independent rock music, primarily of West German bands, at the end of the '60s, beginning of the '70s. Hoelderlin began their career in 1972 with the release of their album "Hoelderlins Traum" on the Pilz label of the journalist and "Krautrock" pioneer Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser. The Wuppertal musicians mixed folk with progressive rock and psychedelic elements and used classical instruments such as viola, cello and flute. The group's initially German lyrics were written mainly by guitarist Christian von Grumbkow and bassist Peter Kaseberg, influenced by the works of the poet and namesake Friedrich Hoelderlin. This changed, however, when the band signed with Intercord in 1975, their records were henceforth released via the Stuttgart record company's "progressive" label Spiegelei and Conny Plank sat behind the controls at the studio mixing desk. After their sixth studio album, "Fata Morgana," Hoelderlin split up in 1981. It took almost a quarter of a century for the band to reunite and celebrate their comeback in December 2005 with a furious concert at the WDR "Rockpalast" in Bonn's Harmonie. Hoelderlin's Hans Baar remembers: "While there was still a certain tension on stage during the sound check, the audience welcomed us in the evening with the greatest warmth and approval. They had actually come to a Hoelderlin concert again after almost 25 years. Hard to believe!"
Karthago/Live at Rockpalast 2004 ....import CD + DVD $19.99
In the 1970s, the Berlin based rock group Karthago achieved great successes and belonged to the elite of the German rock scene. Even abroad, guitarist and singer Joey Albrecht and his fellow players had many fans. The commercial success also reflected in reader polls of music magazines such as "POP," "Musikexpress" or "Sounds," where the band landed top scores at that time. Foreign music magazines, like "Sounds UK" or "New Musical Express," expressed similar views, calling Karthago "...the best German rock band of the '70s" (NME). In 1978, Karthago split up for the first time. In 2003, the band reunited with the three original members Joey Abrecht, Ingo Bischof and Tommy Goldschmidt together with the Uruguayan Rolo Rodriguez (dr) and his son Chris (b). Now at last, the complete Karthago concert at the WDR "KRAUTrockpalast" from December 21st, 2004, comprising 13 pieces can be enjoyed again - both acoustically and visually. Just like good wine, the musicians of Karthago have become more mature over time, because "by now we had put aside certain profile neuroses and got along with each other much better. We worked much more professionally than back then. Now it was all about the project, certain things were necessary and they had to be done. You never stop learning, and at the moment itself you just can't tell at which point you are" (Joey Albrecht, 2004).
Laura Nyro/Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan ....CD $16.99
1994 live performance includes the classics "And When I Die," "Wedding Bell Blues," "Stoned Soul Picnic," and more. A member of both the Songwriters and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame, Laura Nyro not only wrote songs that became hits for acts including The 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, Barbra Streisand, and many more, but has been cited as a major influence by Kate Bush, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Todd Rundgren, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), and countless others. She recorded 10 studio albums (one released posthumously), but a live performance from Nyro was always an event. Originally issued only in Japan as Live in Japan in 2003, these 16 tracks recorded at Kintetsu Hall, plus 5 recorded at On Air West return as Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan. From Nyro-penned hits including "And When I Die," "Wedding Bell Blues," and "Save The Country," to covers of Bacharach/David, Smokey Robinson, and Phil Spector classics, Trees of the Ages is an essential document of Laura's February 1994 historic visit to Japan. With Laura on piano and vocals, with harmonies by Diane Wilson, Dian Sorrell, Diane Garisto, the performances are sublime. Newly remastered by Grammy-winner Michael Graves, and produced for release by Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski and George Gilbert with the approval of The Laura Nyro Trust, the packaging contains updated artwork and new liner notes from author and musician John Kruth. Looking and sounding incredible, this essential addition to Nyro's discography is available worldwide for the first time. Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan cements the legend of the incomparable Laura Nyro.
David Crosby/For Free ....CD $14.99
David Crosby has announced a new record entitled For Free. Joining Crosby on the record are Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Sarah Jarosz and his son James Raymond, who also served as the album's producer. For Free also features a few of the musicians who had joined Crosby on 2017's Sky Trails, including saxophonist Steve Tavaglione and drummer Steve DiStanislao. Joan Baez painted the cover artwork. The album's title comes from Joni Mitchell's "For Free," a track that Crosby covers on the record. "Joni's the greatest living singer-songwriter, and 'For Free' is one of her simplest," Crosby said in a statement. It's one of my favourite songs because I love what it says about the spirit of music and what compels you to play."
Allman Brothers Band/Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival July 3 & 5, 1970 ....2 CD Set $18.99
The Allman Brothers Band has announced plans to reissue the recording of their famous live performances at the Atlanta Pop Festival over July 4th weekend in 1970. The shows, which took place on July 3rd, 1970 and after midnight on July 5th, 1970, brought in over 500,000 attendees to Byron, GA's Middle Georgia Raceway and showcased the band's original lineup - Gregg Allman (keys/vocals), Duane Allman (guitar), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), Butch Trucks (drums) and Jaimoe (drums) - honing their impressive live craft in the months before the recording of their more widely-noted live release, 1971's At Fillmore East. Highlights from the performances include a 28-minute "Mountain Jam" featuring a sit-in from by Johnny Winter.
Savoy Brown/Bring It Home [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $15.99
Deluxe re-issue of the 1994 studio album from one of the architects of the Brtish Blues Rock explosion, Savoy Brown! Led by superstar guitarist Kim Simmonds, this is one of the band's most scorching albums with a mix of original tunes and blues classics! This reissue features a complete digital remastering of the audio plus all new artwork!
The Rolling Stones/A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach
....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $32.99
The Rolling Stones/A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach ....2 CD + DVD Set $28.99
The Rolling Stones/A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 2 DVD + Book Set $95.99
In front of 1.5 million people, one of the biggest free concerts in history, The Rolling Stones' performance on February 18, 2006, in Rio de Janeiro was a historic event. Fully restored and remastered from their A Bigger Bang World Tour, this includes four unreleased tracks: "Tumbling Dice," "Oh No, Not You Again," "This Place Is Empty," and "Sympathy for the Devil." Entire concert on SD Blu-Ray or DVD and 2 CDs. 8-panel Digi-Pak. 16-page book. Four disc deluxe edition hardback book also includes a never before released show from Salt Lake City. Limited Edition.
Philip Glass/Satyagraha ....CD $20.99
Philip Glass/Satyagraha ....DVD $28.99
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Dante Anzolini, perform Philip Glass's opera Satyagraha. Tenor Richard Croft, in the role of Gandhi, leads the stellar cast in a depiction of Gandhi's years in South Africa, during which he developed all his tools for social transformation through non-violence. Filmed during the 2011 production as part of the Met Opera's Live in HD Series, the DVD features a 24-page color booklet with photos from the production as well as bonus interviews with Philip Glass. The opera is sung in Sanskrit and much of the text is visually projected onto the scenery. Subtitles are available in English, German, French, and Spanish.
Giancarlo Erra/Departure Tapes ....import CD + DVD $22.99
UK based Italian composer, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Giancarlo Erra started his career in 2005 with one man studio project Nosound. In 2008 Erra signed with Kscope and released a string of albums under the Nosound banner before recording the first album under his own name Ends I-VII in 2019. He now returns with a new album Departure Tapes, reflecting what has been a difficult year with the loss of his father to cancer. In Giancarlo's own words "The end result is the most experimental (and darkest at times) material I ever wrote, without compromise or set plan. It contains all the elements of my music in a very unconscious free flow way. It's the first album I wrote without knowing I was writing it, intrinsically linked to one of the hardest and yet more healing parts of my life." Departure Tapes is an album of contemplative recordings, written while travelling between the UK and Italy. The majority of these tracks have been recorded live by Erra, so for the most part they are totally unique and hold a sincerity which cannot be replicated. Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and the more electronic / ambient recordings of Brian Eno may offer a reference point by which to enter Erra's world, but the depth within these recordings is truly original. This edition of Departure Tapes is presented as a CD/DVD (NTSC 0) in a digipack.
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