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# 851

November 21, 2021

 

Hi, folks,

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 .

In Today's Newsletter

New Releases: Allan Holdsworth, Yes, Jethro Tull, ELP, Pink Floyd, Al Stewart, Octarine Sky, Curved Air, Syn, Alan Parsons, Grateful Dead, Spirit, Man, Nektar, Phenomena, Porcupine Tree, Robin Guthrie, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Steve Roach & Michael Stearns, Giobia & The Cosmic Dead, The Kingdom, Weather Report, Carlos Santana with Sadao Watanabe, Graham Collier, Stackridge, Regal Worm, Fractal Mirror, Think I'm Going Weird: Original Artefacts from the British Psychedelic Scene 1966-68, The Pretenders, The Beatles, Japanese Paper Sleeve CDs


 

Recent Releases

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

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

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

 

Allan Holdsworth Trio performs live at Leverkusen 2010

 

Also Available in the Manifesto Holdsworth Series

Allan Holdsworth/Frankfurt '86 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Allan Holdsworth/Leverkusen '97 ....CD + DVD $18.99
Allan Holdsworth/Warsaw Summer Jazz Days '98 ....CD + DVD $17.99
Allan Holdsworth & I.O.U./Live In Japan 1984 [Limited Edition] ....CD + DVD $16.99

 

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

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

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

 

Yes/The Quest

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new remastered and expanded two CD edition of 'Time Passages,' the legendary album by Al Stewart first released in September 1978.  Stewart's third album recorded with Alan Parsons, 'Time Passages' followed the hugely successful platinum-selling 'Year of the Cat.'  Recorded at the close of 1977 and during the early months of 1978 at Davlen Studios in Los Angeles, 'Time Passages' was an album of as much immense musical inventiveness.  Despite pressure to produce an equally successful follow-up record, Al Stewart rose to the occasion with 'Time Passages,' an album that was as musically inventive and creative as its predecessor, a triumph both in terms of Al Stewart's song writing and the stunning and sophisticated production by Alan Parsons.  Featuring such classic songs as 'Valentina Way,' 'Life in Dark Water,' 'The Palace of Versailles,' 'Timeless Skies,' 'Almost Lucy' and the classic title track, 'Time Passages' was another commercial and critical success on its release, reaching the US Billboard Top Ten and the UK Top 40. The single 'Time Passages' was also a Top Ten hit in the United States.  Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a four-disc deluxe limited edition boxed set (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD).  This new deluxe edition of this special album has been newly remastered for the very first time from the original first-generation master tapes by Alan Parsons and also features his stunning new 5.1 Surround sound mix from the original multi-track tapes. In addition, the set includes single edits, an album session out-take, four demo tracks recorded in Los Angeles in August 1977 and for the first time the complete concert recorded at the studios of WKQK-FM in Chicago in October 1978.  This limited edition boxed set also features an illustrated 68-page book with a new essay featuring an interview with Al Stewart and a facsimile promotional poster and a set of four postcards and is a fitting tribute to a much treasured and legendary masterpiece by a consummate songwriter and performer.

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

Nektar The Other Side

 

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

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

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

 

Phenomena/Phenomena + Dream Runner + Innervision + Anthology

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Kingdom/Lost in the City

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

The Beatles: Get Back Hardbound Book

 

 

Japanese Paper Sleeve CDs

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

 

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# 850

November 15, 2021

 

Hi, folks,

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 .

In Today's Newsletter

Coming Soon: Jethro Tull, Yes, Porcupine Tree, Copeland, King, Cosma & Belew, David Bowie, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Frank Zappa, Anthony Phillips, Gong, Vangelis, Nektar, Wishbone Ash, The Cosmic Jokers, Klaus Schulze, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Forrest Fang, Robin Guthrie, Hawkwind, Electric Light Orchestra, Sparks, Return to the Dark Side of the Moon, Amanda Lehmann, Dream Theater, Samurai of Prog, Bernard & Porsti, Craft, Retreat from Moscow, Eberhard Weber, Sun Ra, Knudsen & Rudzinskis, Ghost Rhythms, Accordo Dei Contrari, John Zorn, The Residents, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Mark Knopfler, The Groundhogs, Eric Burdon Band, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, Steve Gibbons Band, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Robben Ford & The Blue Line, Japanese Releases


 

Coming Soon

Jethro Tull/The Zealot Gene ....CD $16.99
Jethro Tull/The Zealot Gene [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $49.99
Jethro Tull/The Zealot Gene [Limited Super Deluxe Edition] ....3 Vinyl LP + 2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $105.99

Jethro Tull/The Zealot Gene [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $49.99

InsideOutMusic/Sony Music are extremely pleased to announce the signing of progressive rock legends Jethro Tull to the label. The band has already completed a new album titled 'The Zealot Gene,' which will be released 28th January 2022.  A record that began to take shape as early as 2017, 'The Zealot Gene,' in many ways, seeks to defy convention during a time when the business of being a touring and recording artist has never faced more uncertainties. Tull bandleader Ian Anderson holds no reservations about the role for which the mythos and themes of Biblical storytelling played in the lyrical content of the new album, saying:  "While I have a spot of genuine fondness for the pomp and fairytale story-telling of the Holy Book, I still feel the need to question and draw sometimes unholy parallels from the text. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly rear their heads throughout, but are punctuated with elements of love, respect, and tenderness."  With more than 30 albums to their credit and sales totaling more than 50 million, Jethro Tull are one of the most successful rock bands of all-time with a catalog that contains classics that still resonate today. Led by Ian Anderson, Tull still continue to tour throughout the world, entertaining audiences of all ages. The group's current lineup includes Anderson, bassist David Goodier and keyboardist John O'Hara who have worked with Anderson since 2007, drummer Scott Hammond and guitarist Joe Parrish.   Limited Deluxe 3LP+2CD+Blu-ray Artbook includes bonus demo material, including LP only available in this package, plus Blu-Ray featuring 5.1 surround sound mix, extensive liner notes including an interview by Tim Bowness, turntable slipmat & hand-numbered print. Also available as limited 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook & Special Edition CD Digipak.

 

Jethro Tull/The Zealot Gene [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $49.99

 

Yes/Shoreline Amphitheatre [Union 30 Live] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $26.99

Yes/Shoreline Amphitheatre [Union 30 Live] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $26.99

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 Multimedia has put together a special souvenir limited edition containing three discs! The main disc features a multi-camera shoot DVD, with an accompanying soundtrack mixed by Trevor Rabin from the Shoreline Amphitheatre (8th August 1991) show and is available here on it's own! Rick Wakeman said about the project, "It has been well documented that I loathed the Union studio album as the whole project was taken out of our hands and destroyed by those handed the responsibility for finishing it off. However, the Union Tour was another matter. Probably the most amazing and enjoyable tour I have ever been on with Yes and I am so glad it was recorded and filmed as it was an incredibly special time that can never be repeated. The Union Tour is for me, the most important event in Yes history."

 

Yes/Shoreline Amphitheatre [Union 30 Live] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $26.99

 

Porcupine Tree/Closure / Continuation ....CD $16.99
Porcupine Tree/Closure / Continuation [Deluxe Edition Boxed Set] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $74.99

Porcupine Tree/Closure / Continuation [Deluxe Edition Boxed Set] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $74.99

Porcupine Tree - one of the UK's most forward-thinking, genre-defying rock bands - returns with its first new music in twelve years! Over a decade in the making, Closure/Continuation is a grand statement wholly worthy of the revered PT name. Porcupine Tree is Steven Wilson, Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison. The Deluxe CD/Blu-ray boxset comes with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album. Presented in an exclusive art book.   Warning - this will not be released until late June of 2022!!!

 

Porcupine Tree/Closure / Continuation [Deluxe Edition Boxed Set] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $74.99

 

Copeland, King, Cosma & Belew/Gizmodrome Live ....2 CD Set $18.99

Copeland, King, Cosma & Belew/Gizmodrome Live ....2 CD Set $18.99

Two CD live release. With the release of their debut album Gizmodrome (2017), it was not a surprise that Stewart Copeland, Mark King, Vittorio Cosma, and Adrian Belew - each a diverse talent and musical background - created music that was vibrant, electric, and unpredictable. With a collective CV that includes The Police, Curved Air, Level 42, King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, and PFM just for starters, they combined the spirit of adventure and camaraderie that characterizes their music: a cosmopolitan blend of progressive rock and a pinch of punk with a heavy twist of avant-garde humor. Gizmodrome Live builds on the foundation laid by the band's debut album and allows for even more unpredictable outbursts of creative energy. Recorded in Florence, Rome, Tokyo, Osaka, Aschaffenburg, and London, it perfectly captures their commitment to this band and the pioneering collaboration. The fervent genius of Stewart Copeland on drums, guitars and vocals, the incredible bass and vocals of Mark King as well as the incisive guitar work and vocal parts by Adrian Belew, brilliantly rounded off by Vittorio Cosma on keys. It all comes together in a one-of-a-kind high voltage combination on Gizmodrome Live. Performances of songs not only from Gizmodrome, but also band members histories including King Crimson and The Police!

 

Copeland, King, Cosma & Belew/Gizmodrome Live ....2 CD Set $18.99

 

David Bowie/Toy (Toy: Box) ....3 CD Set $38.99
David Bowie/Toy (Toy: Box) [Deluxe Vinyl Edition] ....6 10" Vinyl LPs $129.99

David Bowie/Toy (Toy: Box) ....3 CD Set $38.99

Toy was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, SterlingCampbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner, to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. David planned to record the album 'old school' with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible in a remarkably prescient manner. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the 'surprise drop' album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release Toy, as the album was now named, out to fans as instantly as David wanted. In the interim, David did what he did best; he moved on to something new, which began with a handful of new songs from the same sessions and ultimately became the album Heathen, released in 2002 and now acknowledged as one of his finest moments.

 

David Bowie/Toy (Toy: Box) ....3 CD Set $38.99

 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Barn ....CD $18.99
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Barn [Deluxe Edition] ....Vinyl LP + CD + Blu-Ray Set $84.99

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Barn [Deluxe Edition] ....Vinyl LP + CD + Blu-Ray Set $84.99

Barn, the new Neil Young/Crazy Horse album was recorded in a remote, restored, 19th century log barn. This musical family has played together for a half century, yet they continue creating new music. Neil and the Horse fans have long shouted for "more barn" and here it is... 10 new songs that capture the wild rock and roll spirit, the idiosyncratic raw sound and the lyrical beauty that epitomizes a classic NYCH collaboration. The last song appeared on the last morning and was recorded just an hour later during a pounding hailstorm and during the full moon.  The album was recorded this summer over a handful of days. The ten new songs encompass all that Neil Young with Crazy Horse are known for, beautiful romantic acoustic ballads, powerhouse electric rockers and insightful rollicking tunes that stick with you.

 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Barn [Deluxe Edition] ....Vinyl LP + CD + Blu-Ray Set $84.99

 

Frank Zappa/200 Motels [50th Anniversary Edition] ....2 CD Set $21.99
Frank Zappa/200 Motels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....6 CD Set $144.99

Frank Zappa/200 Motels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....6 CD Set $144.99

Frank Zappa's 200 Motels turns 50! In celebration of FZ's famous 1971 "Surrealistic Documentary," Zappa Records, UMe and MGM are pleased to present the original soundtrack on two compact discs featuring all original packaging including the booklet and mini replica movie poster and a brand-new remaster by legend Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.  Also to be available a deluxe edition six CD box set!!! This extensive six CD box set contains the original soundtrack remastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering with a massive amount of original demos, studio outtakes, work mixes, interviews and movie ads along with newly discovered dialog reels revealing an early audio edit of the film. Contains a replica of the movie poster, custom motel keychain, Do-Not-Disturb motel door hanger and new liner notes from Pamela Des Barres, Ruth Underwood and "Vaultmeister" Joe Travers.

 

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Anthony Phillips/Archive Collections Volumes I & II ....import 5 CD Set $51.99

Anthony Phillips/Archive Collections Volumes I & II ....import 5 CD Set $51.99

Esoteric Recordings releases a newly remastered 5CD clamshell boxed set comprising the two original 'Archive Collection' albums by celebrated composer and Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Anthony has been a composer of music for television for many years, going back as far as 1976 and those compositions form the backbone of these collections. In March 1998 Anthony issued the first volume of 'Archive Collection.' Due to the popularity of the release, a second 'Archive Collection' volume was issued in May 2004. These titles gathered together soundtrack compositions and rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Anthony has now worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new expanded version featuring an additional 27 tracks previously unreleased and rare archive material, including a 1966 demo by pre-Genesis band The Anon and also an additional CD of 'The Masquerade Tapes' featuring music inspired by the illustrated book by Kit Williams. This new boxed set edition of 'Archive Collections I & II' features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain's most imaginative and respected musicians. It is sure to appeal to aficionados of Anthony Phillips' highly respected work.

Gong/Live at Longlaville 27-10-1974 ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Gong/Live at Longlaville 27-10-1974 ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Recorded in the middle of their most critically lauded Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy era, Live at Longlaville: Salle ElsaTriolet, 27-10-74 is a previously unreleased concert recently discovered in the archives. Despite 1974 being one of the most intensive years in the band's history, with over 150 gigs clocked up, relatively few live recordings from that time exist. We are fortunate to have unearthed such a good one. When it came to squirrelling away recordings for future enjoyment, enlightenment or even possible enrichment, Gong were not the Grateful Dead. The Gong touring entourage were part Lost Boys (with the odd lost girl) who didn't fit in anywhere else but in such a group that coalesced around their uniquely expressive music. They were adventuring psychedelic troubadour brigands out to rob you of your more fearful and staid sensibilities by the sheer bubbling force of their musical, theatrical, and exuberant communal presence, both on and off stage. As you fell within the gravitational pull of the Green Planet Gong not only was anything possible, it was positively desirable. If the band's first major public appearance was at the Amougies Festival in 1969, then the Longlaville date marked the band's 5th birthday. By October 1974, just Daevid and Didier Malherbe remained on-stage from that first gig. With Steve Hillage spiralling ever upwards, and Tim Blake venturing further out there, thanks to the intense series of concerts leading up to Longlaville, Laurie fully reclaimed the Gong drum stool, and the gigs were joyous. Such a whirling band of extravagantly-attired and expansively-minded folk naturally attracted attention. Within these recordings you can hear Gong in their prime and firing on all cylinders.

Gong/Live at the Gong Family Unconventional Gathering ....import 2 CD Set $18.99

Gong/Live at the Gong Family Unconventional Gathering ....import 2 CD Set $18.99

The classic line-up performing together for the first time in 31 years! The Gong Family Unconvention at the Melkweg club in Amsterdam in November 2006 was a unique three day event in which all the surviving original members of this legendary psychedelic band came together and, after performing their own individual sets, performed once again as Gong. This climactic and joyful 2hr 16min Gong live set was beautifully captured for this double CD.

 

Gong/Live at the Gong Family Unconventional Gathering ....import 2 CD Set $18.99

 

Vangelis/Juno to Jupiter [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Book $55.99

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

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

 

Vangelis Juno to Jupiter

 

Nektar/Retrospektive [1969-1980] ....2 CD Set $29.99

Nektar/Retrospektive [1969-1980] ....2 CD Set $29.99

A very special collector's edition two CD box set featuring rare tracks and highlights from one of the most underappreciated psychedelic space rock bands of all-time, Nektar!   For the collector, this box offers rare recordings of Nektar frontman Roye Albrighton's early band Rainbows as well as full liner notes, a 50+ page color booklet with rarely seen photos & adverts plus full discography and a free poster! For those new to the Nektar cult, this is the best introduction to the band on the market with recordings from Journey to the Centre of the Eye, A Tab in the Ocean, Remember the Future and much, much more!

 

Nektar/Retrospektive [1969-1980] ....2 CD Set $29.99

 

Wishbone Ash/Portsmouth 1980 ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Wishbone Ash/Portsmouth 1980 ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Wishbone Ash achieved considerable success in the early and mid 1970s, during which they were among England's most popular hard rock acts achieving an incredible eight top 40 albums. Following on from 2018's 'The Vintage Years,' a 30-disc collection of the bands material, Madfish are proud to release a newly discovered classic live recording from 1980 while they were at the height of their powers. The newly remastered 14-track set captured live at one of the country's premier live venues Portsmouth Guildhall in February 1980 in support of the recently released Just Testing album. Including classic Wishbone Ash tracks such as 'Phoenix,' 'Blowin' Free' and 'The King Will Come' along with the tour's regular set closer, an inspired cover of Chuck Berry's 'Too Much Monkey Business.' This classic Wishbone Ash line up includes original members Andy Powell (vocals, guitar), Martin Turner (vocals, bass), Steve Upton (drums) as well as latter-day addition Laurie Wisefield (vocals, guitar). This set finds them in scintillating form. This edition of Portsmouth 1980 is presented in double digipack.

The Cosmic Jokers/The Cosmic Jokers ....import CD $18.99

The Cosmic Jokers/The Cosmic Jokers ....import CD $18.99

The Cosmic Jokers performed at several acid parties to be held at the sound studio owned by Dieter Dierks. Participants included Manuel Gottsching and Klaus Schulze of Ash Ra Tempel, Jurgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf of Wallenstein, and Dierks. Prior to this, all of the musicians had been involved with Kaiser's Cosmic Couriers label. Kaiser took the tapes from these sessions, edited and mixed them with Dierks, and released them on his label, Kosmische Musik, complete with the musicians' pictures on the LP sleeve. Gottsching did not find out about the record release until he heard it playing in a record store in Berlin and asked the counter help what was playing.

 

The Cosmic Jokers/The Cosmic Jokers ....import CD $18.99

 

Klaus Schulze/Richard Wahnfried's Tonwelle ....import 2 CD Set $21.99

Klaus Schulze/Richard Wahnfried's Tonwelle ....import 2 CD Set $21.99

The album "Tonwelle" was released in 1981 as a vinyl under the artist name Richard Wahnfried, featuring, among others, Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel) and Michael Shrieve (Santana). The now released double CD version has CD 1 = in 45 RPM version and then CD 2 = 33 RPM version. Newly mastered from an original mint vinyl that had never been played.

 

Klaus Schulze/Richard Wahnfried's Tonwelle ....import 2 CD Set $21.99

 

BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Four Albums 1968-1978 ....import 6 CD Set $49.99

BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Four Albums 1968-1978 ....import 6 CD Set $49.99

The seminal output of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop has delighted fans of electronic music and soundtracks over the decades. BBC Radiophonic Music (known as "The Pink album"), The Radiophonic Workshop, Fourth Dimension and Through A Glass Darkly have been released extensively on vinyl, but only the first two of these have been released commercially on a CD format. They include works from composers Delia Derbyshire, David Cain, John Baker, Dick Mills, Roger Limb, Paddy Kingsland and Peter Howell amongst others. The bonus discs of The Changes (Paddy Kingsland, 1975) and The Stone Tape (Desmond Briscoe/Glynis Jones, 1972), TV soundtracks to BBC series of the same names, complete the set, which represents the legacy of one of the UK's most respected and ground-breaking musical institutions.

 

BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Four Albums 1968-1978 ....import 6 CD Set $49.99

 

Forrest Fang/Forever Cascades ....CD $17.99

Forrest Fang/Forever Cascades ....CD $17.99

Over the past four decades, ambient musician Forrest Fang refined his dynamic hybrid style of composition, expanding upon his roots in progressive music, minimalism, textural ambient, and the traditional musics of Asia. His latest Projekt album Forever Cascades presents a series of intricately-layered sonic vignettes and impressionistic soundscapes inspired by shoreline walks over the last year.

Robin Guthrie/Pearldiving ....import CD $27.99

Robin Guthrie/Pearldiving ....import CD $27.99

Following the October release of his EP Mockingbird Love comes the much anticipated 'next' full length album Pearldiving. Guthrie returns to his signature instrumental genre evoking an atmosphere and sound so instantly recognizable, and yet so very personal. From the slow burning opening notes of 'Ivy' to the last swelling distortion of 'The Amber Room,' Pearldiving is an album of delicacies, delights, darkness and light. Robin Guthrie's music has always been an intensely personal and unique expression, but his gift for the translation and evocation of emotions and experiences lends his music an appeal that transcends their origins in his own life, but also speaks to all of us on our own journeys.  "After Another Flower, released just a few days before the untimely passing of my friend and co-conspirator Harold Budd, I felt the need to break my studio down and build it up again afresh to clear my head. The dawn of many of my previous releases was travel. I loved being somewhere new to work but, for a while now, the pandemic hasn't permitted that. So earlier this year I 'stayed at home' and created Pearldiving. This is my first instrumental album since Fortune and I guess I had some feelings to process."

 

Robin Guthrie/Pearldiving ....import CD $27.99

 

Hawkwind/Dust of Time: An Anthology ....import 2 CD Set $24.99
Hawkwind/Dust of Time: An Anthology [Deluxe Boxset] ....import 6 CD Set $75.99

Hawkwind/Dust of Time: An Anthology [Deluxe Boxset] ....import 6 CD Set $75.99

A two CD digipack set gathering together 26 tracks and a comprehensive six CD deluxe boxed set gathering together 81 tracks of musical highlights of over 50 years of the legendary Hawkwind. The first ever compilations to gather together all eras of the band's history. Includes an illustrated booklet with new essay and exclusive interview with Dave Brock. Hawkwind are one of the most legendary British bands who emerged at the dawn of 1970s. Formed in the Notting Hill area of London in 1969 and always helmed by their visionary leader Dave Brock, Hawkwind truly bridged the genres of psychedelic rock, hard rock and art rock to create a sound of their own. Signing to Liberty/United Artists in 1970, Hawkwind's formative years saw them form their own brand of so-called space rock over a series of classic albums such as 'In Search of Space,' 'Doremi Fasol Latido,' 'Space Ritual' and 'Hall of the Mountain Grill,' with a series of ever changing line-ups. Their 1972 hit single 'Silver Machine' and imaginative stage shows firmly established them in the consciousness of rock audiences. 1975's 'Warrior on the Edge of Time' marked the closure of one era of the band and saw Hawkwind progress in the latter half of the '70s to a more streamlined, art rock approach, with vocalist and lyricist Robert Calvert as front man on stage. The four albums the band issued during this period saw them embrace the New Wave of rock which was taking hold. In the 1980s and 1990s Hawkwind were embraced by followers of heavy metal and latterly acid house audiences (although the band remained unclassifiable). Throughout the decades, the band has always retained their influential edge. 'Dust of Time' celebrates Hawkwind's career of over 50 years and gathers together 26 tracks of musical highlights (81 tracks in the deluxe boxed set) of this incredible legacy. It is the first compilation to encompass key tracks every era of this remarkable band's history and is a tribute to their legacy.

 

Hawkwind/Dust of Time: An Anthology [Deluxe Boxset] ....import 6 CD Set $75.99

 

Electric Light Orchestra/Eldorado: A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra ....Hybrid SACD $39.99

Electric Light Orchestra/Eldorado: A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra ....Hybrid SACD $39.99

Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne did more than figuratively reach for the sky on Eldorado. Daring to be bold, and creating imaginative worlds that invite the listener to escape the mundane, the visionary composer-musician achieved a multidisciplinary fantasia and, in the process, a prog-rock landmark. Beautiful yet fun, ambitious yet consistent, the concept album celebrates romantics and escapists. A technicolor escapade marked by lush melodies, fluid crescendos, and an intoxicating blend of energetic rock and orchestral elements, the album weds rich imagery and sweeping sounds in manners that make the two inseparable. Nearly 50 years later, the work's brilliance can be experienced like never before in cinematic fashion. Mastered from the original analog master tapes and pressed on hybrid SACD allows the longtime audiophile staple to resonate with incredible dynamics, tones, and colors. Conjuring the feeling of journeying to different horizons, the record's songs teem with layer upon layer of details, which can now be heard as the producers intended. Distinguished with in-the-moment presence, grand-scale soundstaging, and instrumental balance, MoFi's Eldorado reissues also benefit from superb separation and immersive atmospherics. Like the man says, you won't be able to get it out of your head.   March release.

 

Electric Light Orchestra/Eldorado: A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra ....Hybrid SACD $39.99

 

Sparks/Annette ....2 CD Set $22.99

Sparks/Annette ....2 CD Set $22.99

Great success of the 74th edition of the Cannes Festival, the film won best soundtrack and best director awards.  Based on an original story and music by Ron and Russell Mael, the brothers behind the flamboyant band Sparks, Annette began life as an (unreleased) album but was transformed into a musical after they met Leos Carax. Having successfully maintained a five-decade-long career as one of the world's most innovative and creative bands, it comes as no surprise that their collaboration with the visionary French director has resulted in a unique piece of film-making.  The original soundtrack to Annette, with lyrics co-written by Sparks and Leos Carax and music composed and performed by Sparks, features vocals from the stars of the film: Adam Driver (Henry), Marion Cotillard (Ann) and Simon Helberg (The Conductor). Produced by Sparks and entirely supervised by Leos Carax himself, the soundtrack unveils itself in its new Unlimited Edition: a version that includes all the music of the film in a magnificent double CD containing no less than 63 tracks (!) including 6 demos and unreleased tracks used during the conception of the film as exclusive bonus. A 28-pages booklet containing all the lyrics of the songs perfectly completes this collector version.  Dive inside Annette's universe and (re)live all the emotion of Leos Carax's last masterpiece.   About Annette: Present-day Los Angeles. Henry is an outspoken stand-up comedian, Ann a world-famous singer. They're a happy celebrity couple, living life in the glare of the spotlight, but their world is turned upside-down by the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny.

 

Sparks/Annette ....2 CD Set $22.99

 

Various Artist/Return to the Dark Side of the Moon ....CD $17.99

Various Artist/Return to the Dark Side of the Moon ....CD $17.99

Mini LP gatefold CD edition of this fantastic tribute to Pink Floyd's psychedelic masterpiece!  Features performances by Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Gary Green (Gentle Giant), Larry "Synergy" Fast (Peter Gabriel, Nektar), Robby Krieger (The Doors), Colin Moulding (XTC), Tommy Shaw (Styx), Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Peter Banks & Tony Kaye (Yes), John Wetton (Asia), award-winning actor Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) and many more! Produced by Billy Sherwood of Yes, whose previous Pink Floyd tribute Back Against The Wall, has sold upwards of 50,000 units! Includes a bonus original composition by Sherwood, "Where We Belong!"

Tracks/Credits
1 Speak to Me / Breath - Malcolm McDowell, Adrian Belew & Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
2 On the Run - Larry Fast & Alan White
3 Time - Gary Green, Billy Sherwood & Robby Krieger
4 The Great Gig in the Sky - Rick Wakeman & Steve Howe
5 Money - Tommy Shaw, Edgar Winter & Gary Green
6 Us and Them - John Wetton, Scotty Page & Dweezil Zappa
7 Any Colour You Like - Robben Ford, Steve Porcaro & Billy Sherwood
8 Brain Damage - Colin Moulding, Robby Krieger & Geoff Downes
9 Eclipse - Billy Sherwood, Peter Banks & Tony Kaye
10 Bonus Track: Where We Belong - Billy Sherwood, Robby Krieger & Tony Kaye

 

Various Artist/Return to the Dark Side of the Moon ....CD $17.99

 

Amanda Lehmann/Innocence and Illusion ....import CD $26.99

Amanda Lehmann/Innocence and Illusion ....import CD $26.99

After a musical career spanning over three decades (and known latterly for her musical involvement with Steve Hackett), singer / songwriter / guitarist Amanda Lehmann releases her debut solo album, which features several A-list guest players that have also worked past and present alongside Steve Hackett. 'Innocence and Illusion' features nine songs and incorporates a fusion of progressive rock, rock and ethereal fantasy ballads, with some elements of jazz-blues along the way, taking us on a journey through magical childhood worlds and hard-edged realities; emotionally touching us at every turn. Ranging from wistful and ethereal through to warm bluesy tones to rocky harder edged and choir-like pure notes, Amanda's haunting intertwining lead and multi-layered vocals weave a magical spell throughout 'Innocence and Illusion.' With engineering and co-production by Nick Magnus, the full line-up is: Amanda Lehmann, Nick Magnus and Roger King, with special guests: Steve Hackett (guitars and harmonica), Rob Townsend (alto sax) and Paul Johnson (backing vocal). Amanda's superb songwriting and vocal performance skills on 'Innocence and Illusion' leads us through a range of styles and genres, delivering top-quality music... stunning melodies with big hooks, magical atmospheres, infectious chorus's and meaningful lyrics... add the playing, engineering and co-production skills of Nick Magnus and you get an effect similar to a terrific pairing such as Jon & Vangelis, where together two mega-talents of their own fields collaborate to create that rare thing... a piece of blissful cross-genre music magic.

 

Amanda Lehmann/Innocence and Illusion ....import CD $26.99

 

Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: When Dream and Day Reunite (Live) ....CD $16.99

Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: When Dream and Day Reunite (Live) ....CD $16.99

Lost Not Forgotten Archives: When Dream And Day Reunite (Live) is the 5th release in Dream Theater's archival series. Recorded in Los Angeles, Dream Theater's original 2004 release features a full live performance of the band's debut studio album, and a reunion with former members Derek Sherinian and Charlie Dominici. When Dream and Day Reunite (Live) is a quintessential release in the Lost Not Forgotten Archives collection.

Samurai of Prog/Omnibus2: Middle Years ....4 CD Set $51.99

Samurai of Prog/Omnibus2: Middle Years ....4 CD Set $51.99

This compilation contains the albums On We Sail, Archiviarum, Toki No Kaze and Beyond The Wardrobe along with five bonus tracks. Features a whole army of guest musicians including guitarist Brett Kull of Echolyn.

 

Samurai of Prog/Omnibus2: Middle Years ....4 CD Set $51.99

 

Bernard & Porsti/Robinson Crusoe ....import CD $22.99

Bernard & Porsti/Robinson Crusoe ....import CD $22.99

Robinson Crusoe is the third album by Marco Bernard and Kimmo Porsti, two thirds of the progressive group Samurai of Prog. The album is based on the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, written in 1719. It features excellent performances by Steve Hackett, John Hackett, David Myers and many other fantastic musicians.

 

Bernard & Porsti/Robinson Crusoe ....import CD $22.99

 

Craft/First Signs: Definitive Edition ....import CD $22.99

Craft/First Signs: Definitive Edition ....import CD $22.99

Long deleted sole album by three prog ambassadors from The Enid, William Gilmour, Martin Russell (who would go on to form Afro Celt Sound System) and Pride of Passion's Grant Gilmour. Including eight bonus tracks, four of which are remixes from the original set along with two previously unreleased tracks 'Despina' and 'Dmitri's Lament.' With artwork by Willie Gilmour and liner notes by Martin Russell detailing the history of the band and the making of the album. Featuring pieces inspired by signs of the Zodiac, the album has been out of print since the mid-1990s, this definitive edition has been remastered from the original master tapes by Martin Russell, this definitive re-release a labour of love for everyone involved.

 

Craft/First Signs: Definitive Edition ....import CD $22.99

 

Retreat from Moscow/The World As We Knew It ....import CD $24.99

Retreat from Moscow/The World As We Knew It ....import CD $24.99

Cardiff-based progressive rock band Retreat from Moscow gigged extensively from 1979-1981 only releasing one single during its lifetime. 40 years on, the band re-emerges with a powerful debut album, The World As We Knew It.  Core members Andrew Raymond, Greg Haver (a well-known producer for the likes of Catatonia and The Manic Street Preachers), Tony Lewis and John Harris reformed in 2019 recording old and new material influenced by the progressive giants of the 1970s but with some nods to the 1980s new wave of Prog-Rock.

 

Retreat from Moscow/The World As We Knew It ....import CD $24.99

 

Eberhard Weber/Once Upon a Time - Live in Avignon ....CD $18.99

Eberhard Weber/Once Upon a Time - Live in Avignon ....CD $18.99

From ECM, Once Upon a Time Live in Avignon, recorded at Avignon's Theatre des Halles in August 1994, presents Eberhard Weber's unique approach to the solo recital. The album sees the bassist balancing compositions from his albums Orchestra and Pendulum with a vibrant rendition of "My Favorite Things" and his own "Trio for Bassoon and Bass," revealing fresh aspects of his distinctive musical diction.

 

Eberhard Weber/Once Upon a Time - Live in Avignon ....CD $18.99

 

Sun Ra/Omniverse ....CD $15.99

Sun Ra/Omniverse ....CD $15.99

Recorded in New York in 1979 and released that year on Sun Ra's Saturn label, this is a solid, overlooked set in the vast Ra canon. The tracks aren't so much compositions as excursions, pure jazz, lots of reflective piano in trio, quartet, and sextet settings. Features cover art interpreted from a favorite Arkestra hand drawn cover, and liner notes from Irwin Chusid. Includes 12 minutes of CD only bonus euphony!

 

Sun Ra/Omniverse ....CD $15.99

 

Knudsen & Rudzinskis/Space Big Band ....CD $15.99

Knudsen & Rudzinskis/Space Big Band ....CD $15.99

Space, endless expanses: these are the adventures of the Space Big Band, who travel with a team of seventeen to places that no big band has ever seen before. Space Big Band was named by Danish bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen and Latvian saxophonist Toms Rudzinskis. The two got to know each other in Berlin. They hit it off musically and decided to form a band together. Both Knudsen and Rudzinskis had worked for big bands in the past and found that there was a lack of modern, contemporary compositions for such large ensembles. With a host of friends, excellent musicians from Germany, Denmark, Latvia, the USA, Russia, Ukraine, France, Sweden and Austria, they got the project going. The result is the first "Space Big Band" album. The term "space" has a double meaning. Of course, first of all outer space is meant and the history of it's exploration. The two bandleaders, who each composed five pieces for the album, include references to inspirations from Galileo to Hawking, early geology and the origin of the earth, Johannes Kepler and the frequencies of planets, but also to current space missions and the history of our knowledge of the cosmos. But there is also "space" in music. It needs space, space for improvisation and collective music-making, as is typical for a contemporary jazz orchestra. The song titles usually make it clear from where the respective piece draws it's inspiration. Both composers studied and researched their subject areas, but the songs do not tell unambiguous stories.

 

Knudsen & Rudzinskis/Space Big Band ....CD $15.99

 

Ghost Rhythms/Spectral Music ....CD $17.99

Ghost Rhythms/Spectral Music ....CD $17.99

An exciting, 11-piece + guests, electric jazz / jazz-rock ensemble active in Paris since 2005, Ghost Rhythms have released four previous studio albums. They began their relationship with Cuneiform Records in 2019 with the acclaimed album Live at Yoshiwara. "The fluid exchanges reveal how carefully considered both the harmonic and rhythmic interplay are between musicians and how each chart plays to the strengths of one particular musician or subgroup. Despite the musical sophistication and adventure on Live at Yoshiwara, this music is extremely accessible to a wide swathe of listeners. It's release signals the magnificent arrival of Ghost Rhythms on American shores. Get it now." - AllMusic

 

Ghost Rhythms/Spectral Music ....CD $17.99

 

Accordo Dei Contrari/Ur- ....CD $17.99

Accordo Dei Contrari/Ur- ....CD $17.99

Accordo Dei Contrari was formed in 2001 in Bologna, Italy, as a vehicle for making original, mostly instrumental music. Their name translates into English as Council of the Opposites. Their musical influences range from jazz/rock and progressive music of the seventies to classical music of 20th century (Stravinsky, Messiaen). Their music is a perfect marriage of thoughtful melodicism and fiery solos, formal elegance and emotion, rich with diverse influences but always cohesive. They have released four previous albums and have played shows all throughout Europe and the USA. UR- is their fifth release and their first released in the USA.

 

Accordo Dei Contrari/Ur- ....CD $17.99

 

John Zorn/The New Masada Quartet ....CD $18.99

John Zorn/The New Masada Quartet ....CD $18.99

The long awaited first recording by John Zorn's newest and most exciting ensemble, the New Masada Quartet. Performing eight classic compositions from the Masada songbooks, NMQ is a tight unit of like-minded virtuosi and one of the best groups Zorn has ever had. Bristling hot guitar master Julian Lage, bass wizard Jorge Roeder and 30-year Zorn veteran Kenny Wollesen perform with a crackling live energy that brings the Masada music to life like never before! Led by Zorn's versatile sax and stop and start conducting, the music is filled with burning solos, telepathic group interaction, heartfelt lyricism and hypnotic grooves. Beautifully recorded at Bill Laswell's studio in New Jersey this is an absolute masterpiece.

The Residents/Duck Stab! Alive! [Deluxe Edition] ....2 10" Vinyl LPs + DVD 94.99

The Residents/Duck Stab! Alive! [Deluxe Edition] ....2 10" Vinyl LPs + DVD 94.99

The Residents released Duck Stab! as a seven inch EP in 1978. For the group, the EP represented a break from the much more experimental Eskimo recordings which consumed the majority of a four year period from 1975 - 79. To everyone's surprise, the EP was a hit, selling 50, 000 copies in a few months. The demand was so high that Ralph, the groups label, insisted the band record a second EP, Buster & Glen, which they paired with Duck Stab! to make an LP, which was also quite successful. In order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary alternative TV show "Night Flight," The Residents created a program based on a live version of Duck Stab!, which the band was already rehearsing as part of their upcoming 50th Anniversary Tour Dog Stab! Duck Stab! Alive! was recorded live in the studio over three days from May 19 - 21, 2021 at the 25th Street Studio in Oakland, CA. The stunning results in sound and vision are contained in this limited edition boxed set.  This boxed set is a custom made 10" high quality box with a DVD Nest. The package includes two 10" LP's and a DVD Digipack with a 16 page booklet featuring a short story on Duck Stab along with full color images from the show.

 

The Residents/Duck Stab! Alive! [Deluxe Edition] ....2 10" Vinyl LPs + DVD 94.99

 

John Fogerty/The Blue Ridge Rangers ....CD $14.99
John Fogerty/John Fogerty ....CD $14.99
John Fogerty/The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again ....CD $14.99

John Fogerty/The Blue Ridge Rangers ....CD $14.99           John Fogerty/John Fogerty ....CD $14.99           John Fogerty/The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again ....CD $14.99

Digitally remastered reissue of The Blue Ridge Rangers, the first solo studio album by John Fogerty, the former lead singer and lead guitarist of Creedence Clearwater Revival. The Blue Ridge Rangers was John Fogerty's first solo record. He sang all the vocals and played all the instruments himself on this album and the two singles from the album were "Jambalaya" and "Hearts of Stone."  Digitally remastered reissue of the second solo studio album, John Fogerty, was released in 1975. As with the Creedence Clearwater Revival records, the album consists of a mix of originals and cover songs.  Digitally remastered reissue of his eighth solo studio album , Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again was released as the sequel to The Blue Ridge Rangers album. The album features performances by Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit (on "Garden Party") and Bruce Springsteen (on "When Will I Be Loved").

 

John Fogerty/John Fogerty ....CD $14.99

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band/The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $34.99
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band/The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts ....2 CD + DVD Set $29.99

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band/The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $34.99

The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were recorded at the September 1979 MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This set features 13 songs performed over two nights, that are newly remixed and remastered, in addition to a DVD or Blu-Ray of the 13 song concert performance film, newly edited from original film footage, restored and remixed in HD. This package includes a 24-page book with rare photos and memorabilia, an essay, vintage ticket envelope, ticket reproduction and sticker.

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band/The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $34.99

 

Mark Knopfler/The Studio Albums 1996-2007 ....6 CD Box Set $56.99

Mark Knopfler/The Studio Albums 1996-2007 ....6 CD Box Set $56.99

A new box set, 'Mark Knopfler - The Studio Albums 1996-2007,' will be released in December 2021. The box will feature Mark Knopfler's first five studio albums as a solo artist - Golden Heart (1996), Sailing to Philadelphia (2000), The Ragpicker's Dream (2002), Shangri-La (2004), and Kill to Get Crimson (2007) - plus an exclusive bonus disc of studio b-sides from this period entitled Gravy Train: The B-Sides 1996-2007.  The audio of each album has been newly remastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London. The CD set will come housed in a deluxe clamshell box with the CDs in wallets with folded double-sided printed inserts, plus 6 beautiful art cards of each of the album covers.

 

Mark Knopfler/The Studio Albums 1996-2007 ....6 CD Box Set $56.99

 

The Groundhogs/Roadhogs: Live from Richmond to Pocono ....2 CD Set $17.99

The Groundhogs/Roadhogs: Live from Richmond to Pocono ....2 CD Set $17.99

An essential rock artefact tracing The Groundhogs from their pre - 'Thank Christ for the Bomb' blues roots to the final live show for the classic line up of Tony McPhee (guitar and vocals), Pete Cruikshank (bass) and Ken Pustelnik (drums).  Never before heard recordings from the Warner Brothers' vaults including a vintage 1969 set from their show at the Richmond Athletic Ground (AKA The Crawdaddy Club) and their final explosive set at the Pocono Raceway track.  Includes the live debut of what would become the anthemic 'Cherry Red' and McPhee's seismic destruction of 'Amazing Grace.'  A career-spanning gem from the ultimate heavy rock power trio book-ending 976 days and 250-plus live shows from 1969 to 1972.  'In their stage act they concentrate on being as heavy and as hard-hitting as possible' - The Scene magazine. 'Performing on stage we feel that the emphasis is on excitement so we play the numbers that involve the greatest amount of movement and dynamics,' Tony McPhee told Star Pop.

Eric Burdon Band/Alive in America 1974 ....CD $14.99

Eric Burdon Band/Alive in America 1974 ....CD $14.99

Eric Burdon, one of the most distinctive and soulful voices in rock and roll, is an accomplished painter, author, composer, recording artist and a traveling bluesman for over 50 years. Driving force of the Animals, Burdon helped lead the British Invasion with their first international hit, "House of the Rising Sun." Burdon began a solo career in 1971 with the Eric Burdon Band, continuing with a hard rock-heavy metal-funk style. Alive in America by the Eric Burdon Band was recorded live in Denver, Colorado on October 17th, 1974.

Marc Bolan & T. Rex/The Alternative Singles Collection ....2 CD Set $18.99

Marc Bolan & T. Rex/The Alternative Singles Collection ....2 CD Set $18.99

Over the past couple of years, the Alternative Singles vinyl issues have become highly popular amongst fans with different recordings of each single and sometimes tracks that weren't actually singles at the time being issued as such. Most of the recordings are taken from overseas broadcast, rehearsal sessions, discarded mixes and unused demos versions but all of them fascinating. Here we have gathered together all the A & B sides plus some extra bonus tracks. Gatefold card sleeve with full colour booklet.

Steve Gibbons Band/Rollin' - The Albums 1976-1978 ....import 5 CD Box Set $55.99

Steve Gibbons Band/Rollin' - The Albums 1976-1978 ....import 5 CD Box Set $55.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of 'Rollin,' a new box set featuring all of the albums recorded by The Steve Gibbons Band released between 1976 and 1978. This legendary rock band was formed in the mid 1970s and comprised some of the finest musicians on the Birmingham rock scene. Steve Gibbons had been a figure on the Birmingham scene since the early 1960s and had been a frontman of the group The Uglys until they disbanded in late 1968. In 1969 Gibbons founded the group Balls with Trevor Burton and Denny Laine, but that group fell apart within 14 months before Gibbons was to join the last incarnation of The Idle Race in 1971. This line-up, which also featured Dave Carroll and Bob Wilson on guitars and Bob Lamb on drums eventually evolved into The Steve Gibbons Band with the arrival of Trevor Burton on bass and vocals. Burton had been a member of The Move until 1969 and was a member of the group Balls. With this line-up in place, the band perfected their hard driving blend of rhythm and blues and rock, touring the pub and club circuit in Britain. In 1975 they were spotted by Peter Meaden (The Who's first manager) and were soon signed to The Who's management stable. Their first album, 'Any Road Up,' featured a guest appearance from John Entwistle and was issued in 1976. The same year the band supported The Who on tour and also toured the USA supporting acts such as Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Nils Lofgren. In 1977 the band supported Be Bop Deluxe on their UK tour and recorded the album 'Rollin' On,' which featured the hit single 'Tulane.' Later that year the live album 'Caught in the Act' was released and sold well in Europe. This was followed in 1978 with another studio album, 'Down in the Bunker,' produced by Tony Visconti.

 

Steve Gibbons Band/Rollin' - The Albums 1976-1978 ....import 5 CD Box Set $55.99

 

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen/Strange Adventures on Planet Earth ....2 CD Set $25.99

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen/Strange Adventures on Planet Earth ....2 CD Set $25.99

Lead vocalist/keyboardist George Frayne took on the stage name and persona of Commander Cody after co-founding the band in 1967. Although the group's style was often described in its early days as country-rock, the Bay Area-based band had a harder-driving style ' and, as its sci-fi-serial-based name would indicate, more of a sense of humor than other country-influenced artists coming along at the time down in Los Angeles, like the Eagles or Poco. The sounds of rockabilly, Western swing, jump blues, jazz and boogie-woogie piano figured into the band's free-wheeling style as readily as country, finding enthusiastic fans among followers of rock groups like the Grateful Dead, for whom Commander Cody sometimes opened, as well as devotees of more traditional music forms. In concert was always the best way to experience Commander Cody and this new two CD set features a plethora of previously unreleased live recordings showcasing the band in the '70s. $1.00 from each record sold will be eonated to the American Cancer Society in the memory of George Frayne aka Commander Cody.

Robben Ford & The Blue Line/Live at Yoshi's ....import 2 CD Set $39.99

Robben Ford & The Blue Line/Live at Yoshi's ....import 2 CD Set $39.99

Recorded in 1996 and  newly remastered - available for the first time on a two CD set!  Includes original material alongside works by Bill Evans and Paul Butterfield! Released in conjunction with the artist! Regarded as one of the 20th Century's greatest guitarists, Robben Ford's credentials as both sideman and solo artist read like a musicians' Who's Who. ' As a child he played the saxophone and by fourteen had taken up the guitar, playing with his brothers in the Charles Ford Blues Band. While still a teenager he was hired to play with bluesman Charlie Musselwhite, and also recorded with Jimmy Witherspoon. Having been a member of jazz fusion band L. A. Express and later the Yellowjackets, the Grammy Award nominee has collaborated with such musical heavyweights as Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Gregg Allman and Little Feat. Fast forward to the early '90s and Robben Ford and the Blue line (bassist Roscoe Beck, drummer Tom Brechtlein and pianist Bill Boublitz) had been touring internationally pretty much non-stop, playing mostly large venues, festivals and outdoor events. The band had always talked about how much they relished the intimacy of a small venue and the opportunity to stretch out musically and really open up. These recordings showcase their enjoyment. Recorded at Yoshi's, the celebrated Oakland restaurant and jazz venue, this album originates from the band's appearances there during the week of 15-19 April 1996. In the wake of his US Billboard No. 1 Blues album Pure, we can now experience Robben Ford and the Blue Line live on stage in the intimate surroundings of this renowned jazz venue.

 

Japanese Releases

Arti & Mestieri/Acquario [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/Articollezione [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/Children's Blues [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/Estrazioni [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/First Live In Japan [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/Live 1974 [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/Murales [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Arti & Mestieri/Prog Day [2021 Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $35.99
Collage/Get In Touch + 1 ....Japanese import CD $19.99
King Crimson/Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With + Level Five + Elektrik: Live in Japan [Japanese SHM-CDs] ....Japanese import 3 CD Set $95.99
King Crimson/Music Is Our Friend: Live in Washington and Albany 2021 [Japanese SHM-CDs] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $59.99
McDonald & Giles/McDonald & Giles [Japanese SHM CD] ....Japanese import CD $45.99
Ryuichi Sakamoto/Playing the Piano 12-12-2020 ....Japanese import CD $45.99
     Features Ryuichi Sakamoto's online piano concert held on December 12, 2020.
Ryuichi Sakamoto/Playing the Piano 12-12-2020 [Limited Edition Special Packaging] ....Japanese import CD $84.99
     Features Ryuichi Sakamoto's online piano concert held on December 12, 2020. Special packaging. Two sheets of piano music are included ("Aqua," "MUJI2020").

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# 849

November 1, 2021

 

Hi, folks,

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 .

In Today's Newsletter

Coming Soon: King Crimson, Robert Fripp, McDonald & Giles, Renaissance, David Bowie, Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa: Laurel Canyon 1968 - 1971, Genesis, The Strawbs, John Lodge, Can, Tangerine Dream, Animals Reimagined - A Tribute to Pink Floyd, Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley, Asia, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Bruce Cockburn, Sally Oldfield, Blackmore's Night, Galahad Electric Company, Thank You Scientist, Larry Coryell with Paul Wertico & Mark Egan, Elton Dean Quartet, Affinity, Nucleus, Embryo, The Doors, Dream Theater, Joe Satriani, Deep Purple, Electric Prunes, Cactus, Breakthrough: Underground Sounds of 1971, Zephyr, Steppenwolf, Colin Blunstone, Paul Gilbert


 

Coming Soon

King Crimson/Music Is Our Friend: Live in Washington D.C. & Albany 2021 ....2 CD Set $22.99

King Crimson/Music Is Our Friend: Live in Washington D.C. & Albany 2021 ....2 CD Set $22.99

Named for the tour from which the performances were taken, Music Is Our Friend is an official bootleg featuring King Crimson's final North American appearance in Washington, DC in September, 2021. This two CD set is completed with four pieces taken from the first concert of the tour's second leg in Albany. The DC performance highlights a band in ferocious form, with a powerful, energetic set with some arrangements reworked and differing from previous tours.  Featuring a restored middle section of Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part One that had not been played since 1973, substantial keyboard arrangements, Tony Levin on upright bass during Neurotica, giving the piece extra swing, there's an emotional set closer, Starless, and and immensely powerful 21st Century Schizoid Man as an encore.

Robert Fripp/Music for Quiet Moments ....8 CD Set $67.99

Robert Fripp/Music for Quiet Moments ....8 CD Set $67.99

Each of the 52 pieces included in this set were drawn from Soundscapes performances from 2004 to 2009. Presented as an 8-CD set with full color rigid bound 58-page book. "Quiet moments are when we put time aside to be quiet.  Sometimes quiet moments find us. Quiet may be experienced with sound, and also through sound; in a place we hold to be sacred, or maybe on a crowded subway train hurtling towards Piccadilly or Times Square. Quiet Moments of my musical life, expressed in soundscapes, are deeply personal; yet utterly impersonal: they address the concerns we share within our common humanity." (Fripp)

 

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McDonald & Giles/McDonald & Giles ....CD $17.99

McDonald & Giles/McDonald & Giles ....CD $17.99

Originally released in 1970, this album has become a cult classic of the late British Underground era. Michael Giles' instantly recognizable drum sound and technique, along with Ian McDonald's skills as a multi-instrumentalist and composer, add to the pedigree of this classic album. In 2001, Ian and Michael revisited this album, making slight edits to the original masters and remastering the entire recording, and it is this master now being released.

 

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King Crimson/Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With + Level Five + EleKtriK ....3 CD Set $20.99

King Crimson/Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With + Level Five + EleKtriK ....3 CD Set $20.99

This three CD set draws together a collection of studio and live recordings of King Crimson as a double duo. It consists of three releases which were previously available individually, including Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With (2002), Level Five (2001) and EleKtriK (2003)

Renaissance/Scheherazade & Other Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2CD + DVD Set $34.99

Renaissance/Scheherazade & Other Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2CD + DVD Set $34.99

This expanded edition of Scheherazade & Other Stories has been newly re-mastered from the original first-generation master tapes and also features a stunning 5.1 surround sound up-mix on a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) which also includes a high resolution stereo mix and a wonderful bonus feature of a previously unreleased 1976 live promotional film. The set also includes a bonus CD of a concert recorded in January 1976 in Nottingham, England and a previously unreleased bonus track. The release also features an illustrated booklet with a new essay featuring exclusive interviews.

 

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David Bowie/Brilliant Adventure [1992-2001] ....11 CD Box Set $154.99
David Bowie/Brilliant Adventure [1992-2001] ....18 Vinyl LP Set $399.99

David Bowie/Brilliant Adventure [1992-2001] ....11 CD Box Set $154.99

Brilliant Adventure [1992 - 2001] is an eleven CD box. The collection is named after the Koto led instrumental penultimate track from the 'hours... ' album. The box set include newly remastered versions, with input from the original producers and collaborators of some of Bowie's most underrated and experimental material: Black Tie White Noise, The Buddha of Suburbia (available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 30 years), 1. Outside, Earthling and 'hours... ' along with the expanded live album BBC Radio Theatre London, June 27, 2000, the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation Re: Call 5 and the legendary previously unreleased Toy.

 

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Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa: Laurel Canyon 1968 - 1971 ....Book $19.99

Freak Out! My Life with Frank Zappa: Laurel Canyon 1968 - 1971 ....Book $19.99

'Only the most ardent Zappaphile or various Mothers of Invention and hangers-on who made up the freak show surrounding Frank Zappa's Laurel Canyon log cabin would recognize the name of Pauline Butcher. Even so, Freak Out! gives the onetime English secretary and part-time modeling instructor the opportunity to tell her insider's view of the head Mother, one that's revelatory and keenly perceptive. In 1967, Zappa ordered a typist up to his London hotel room, and when Butcher arrived, they hit it off to such an extent that eventually he offered her a job as his personal secretary. She accepted, moved to Los Angeles, and was promptly thrown into madness that from the distance of time seems irresistible. With a backdrop of the chaotic late 1960s extending into 1972, Butcher battles Zappa's wife Gail, develops interesting friendships with musician Ian Underwood and album artist Cal Schenkel, wrangles the GTO's (an all-girl act produced by Zappa), and meets a variety of eccentrics and rock stars: Tiny Tim, Captain Beefheart, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and members of Pink Floyd. Offering deeply personal glimpses of Zappa, Butcher's coming-of-age story is so captivating and vividly told that many will be surprised to discover it's her first book.' - The Austin Chronicle

 

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Genesis/The Last Domino? ....2 CD Set $24.99

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.

 

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The Strawbs/Broken Hearted Bride [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $21.99

The Strawbs/Broken Hearted Bride [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $21.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of 'The Broken Hearted Bride,' the acclaimed 2008 album by Strawbs. The album was recorded at producer Chris Tsangarides' Ecology Rooms studio in Kent in April and May 2008 and saw a reunion of The Strawbs' line-up that had recorded the legendary albums 'Hero and Heroine' and 'Ghosts,' both of which were huge selling releases in North America in the mid-1970s. The line-up of David Cousins (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Dave Lambert (vocals, guitar), Chas Cronk (vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards), Rod Coombes (drums) and John Hawken (keyboards) recorded a fine work which was heralded by fans upon its original release. Unavailable for some years, this new edition of 'The Broken Hearted Bride' has been newly remastered and features three previously unreleased additional tracks, fascinating demos of the songs 'Too Many Angels,' 'You Know As Well As I' and 'Everybody Knows.' The Esoteric Recordings release also features an illustrated booklet with a new essay by David Cousins.

 

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John Lodge/The Royal Affair and After ....CD $15.99

John Lodge/The Royal Affair and After ....CD $15.99

John Lodge's new live album entitled 'The Royal Affair and After' features incredible new live recordings of all his Moody Blues hits, plus special tributes to all his bandmates, Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas.  John is delighted to release this album, an album that encompasses the songs that he describes as being 'the soundtrack of his life,' and continues in his deeply-felt quest to 'keep the Moody Blues music alive.' The album was recorded live in Las Vegas on 'The Royal Affair Tour,' with additional tracks recorded during his subsequent USA dates.

 

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Can/Live in Brighton 1975 ....CD $17.99

Can/Live in Brighton 1975 ....CD $17.99

Live in Brighton 1975 is the second in a series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time on CD. Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can's performances taking on a life of their own. The band's line up for this legendary 1975 performance features all four original members- Irmin Schmidt on keys, Jaki Leibezeit on drums, Michel Karoli on guitar, and Holger Czukay on bass. Can's powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, Sonic Youth, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Madlib and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.

 

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Tangerine Dream/Probe 6-8 ....CD $17.99

Tangerine Dream/Probe 6-8 ....CD $17.99

Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic music since Edgar Froese founded the band in West Berlin in 1967. Providing the groundwork for multiple electronic music genres including ambient and electronica, inspiring musicians and other art forms, with seven Grammy nominations to their credit. In recent years their music has featured in popular TV shows such as Stranger Things and video games including Grand Theft Auto. After Froese passed away in 2015, the remaining band members, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane carried on to help realize Edgar's vision for of a conceptual album that attempts to translate quantum physics and philosophy into music, Quantum Gate was released to critical acclaim in 2017. With a new line up, Thorsten and Hoshiko have been joined by Berlin based keyboard virtuoso Paul Frick. The trio have spent 2021 in their Berlin studio working on Probe 6-8, a first glimpse into the forthcoming full Tangerine Dream studio album due for release in early 2022. Probe 6-8 sees the group's classic studio productions and late night real time compositions form a blueprint for slowly evolving ambient structures, with the band's sequencer driven sound reminiscent of TD's early 1970s work combining with a lush 1980s crystalline bliss. The trio have composed and produced Probe 6-8 with full access to Edgar Froese's Cubase arrangements and Otari Tape Archive with recordings from 1977-2013. The first track 'Raum,' is a nod to the band's early live studio performances 'Zeit' and 'Phaedra,' with a distinctive heavy Moog bass marking the beginning and the end of this 15-minute introductory piece. This new set of recordings also feature two remixes - Berlin-based composer and producer Grand River (Aimee Portioli) has given 'Raum' her signature sound and 'Continuum' was remixed by Berghain resident and Leisure System co-founder Sam Barker.

 

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Various Artists/Animals Reimagined - A Tribute to Pink Floyd ....CD $15.99

Various Artists/Animals Reimagined - A Tribute to Pink Floyd ....CD $15.99

2021 release. Following the wildly successful Still Wish You Were Here project released earlier this year, another gathering of classic, prog and art rock superstars recreate Pink Floyd's ambitious 1977 album Animals. Includes performances by jazz-rock guitar legend Al Di Meola, psych-rock godfather Arthur Brown, drum master Billy Cobham, UFO's Vinnie Moore, Bauhaus's David J, Dream Theater's James LaBrie, Rainbow's Graham Bonnet and so many more.  Each track of this groundbreaking work has been completely reimagined with modern production flourishes and tasteful musical additions while staying true to the original album's heady and subtly complex composition. Among the truly die-hard Floyd fans, this album is considered one of the group's best, a perfect marriage of Waters & Gilmour's contrasting talents.

Tracks:
1 Pigs on a Wing 1 - Nick Van Eede & Martin Barre
2 Dogs - Graham Bonnet, Vinnie Moore, Kasim Sulton, Jordan Rudess & Pat Mastelotto
3 Pigs (Three Different Ones) - James Labrie, Al Di Meola, Joe Bouchard, Patrick Moraz & Billy Cobham
4 Sheep - Arthur Brown, Rick Wakeman, Jan Akkerman, David J. & Carmine Appice
5 Pigs on a Wing 2 - Jon Davison, Albert Lee & Billy Sherwood

 

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

 

Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley/Peter & the Wolf ....import CD $21.99

Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley/Peter & the Wolf ....import CD $21.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered release of the acclaimed 1975 rock version of composer Sergei Prokofiev's famous work 'Peter & the Wolf.' Originally devised by Jack Lancaster and Robin Lumley, this imaginative adaption of story was originally conceived as an animated film but soon evolved into a rock album featuring some of the most acclaimed musicians of the era. Joining Lancaster and Lumley were Viv Stanshall (assuming the role of narrator) and musicians such as Manfred Mann, Gary Brooker, Chris Spedding, Gary Moore, Stephane Grappelli, Brian Eno, Keith Tippett, Jon Hiseman, Bill Bruford, Phil Collins, Cozy Powell, Alvin Lee and Julie Tippett.

 

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Asia/The Official Live Bootlegs: Volume One ....10 CD Box Set $94.99

Asia/The Official Live Bootlegs: Volume One ....10 CD Box Set $94.99

The Official Bootlegs, Volume One is a 10 CD box set containing Asia performances from across the world between 1982 - 2010.  Including shows from Buffalo, USA, 1982; Worcester, USA, 1983; São Paulo, Brazil, 2007; Tokyo, Japan, 2008 and London, UK 2010, the set presents Asia at its most raw and most intimate. Packaged in an open ended slipcase, with beautifully designed original artwork from Roger Dean, the high quality audio for all 5 shows has previously been unheard.  Includes 12-page booklet with rare band photos and liner notes from Asia expert Dave Gallant.  The Official Live Bootlegs Volume 1 celebrates the huge appeal of the concert tours that followed Asia's first two albums in 1982 and 1983. The success continued following Asia's 25th anniversary reunion in 2006 and three more highly acclaimed albums. The slipcase boxset features 5 x 2CD concerts from 1982 (Buffalo, NY, USA), 1983 (Worcester, MA, USA), 2007 (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 2008 (Tokyo, Japan) and 2010 (London, UK).  "This historical collection represents some of our finest and most defining live moments," says Geoff Downes, "from the very first Asia tour in 1982 and the Alpha tour the following year through three of our many 'Reunion' shows. It was such a privilege to take Asia's music to these different continents and feel the warmth and support from fans all over the world. We hope this brings back great memories and inspires others to appreciate the music of Asia."   The recordings are presented together in a superb collector's edition boxset with original artwork by Roger Dean, who created all of Asia's album artwork.

 

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Ryuichi Sakamoto/Esperanto ....import CD $19.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Esperanto ....import CD $19.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto's 1985 album Esperanto is being released internationally for the first time, via Wewantsounds this November. Originally composed as a soundtrack to a performance by American choreographer Molissa Fenley, Esperanto spans minimalism, ambient, proto-techno, "tropical soundscapes" and beyond. It features guest contributions from Arto Lindsay on guitar, and Japanese composer Yas-Kaz on percussion.

 

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Bruce Cockburn/Greatest Hits 1970-2020 ....2 CD Set $17.99

Bruce Cockburn/Greatest Hits 1970-2020 ....2 CD Set $17.99

The consummate collection curated by Bruce Cockburn himself, presents 30 songs over a double album that defines the acclaimed singer-songwriters' 50 year career. These songs are both the ones that shot to the top of the charts when they were released, and also are the fan favourites most often requested at Bruce's concerts. With over 125 minutes of music, and notes on each song by the artist.

 

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Sally Oldfield/Easy + Celebration ....import CD $19.99

Sally Oldfield/Easy + Celebration ....import CD $19.99

Sally Oldfield already had years of experience singing, adding numerous backing vocals to brother Mike Oldfield's works such as 'Ommadawn' and 'Tubular Bells,' as well as their sister and brother collaboration as The Sallyangie. Sally went on to produce many fine solo albums and here we have two of those classic on one CD, Easy and Celebration. The music here has the innocent charm of the dawning of a new-age and are bright, upbeat, sweet and romantic and full of innocence charms and flowing music which has made her so popular over the years.

 

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Blackmore's Night/Winter Carols [2021 Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $18.99

Blackmore's Night/Winter Carols [2021 Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $18.99

Two CD set includes 20-page booklet. The 2021 version of Blackmore's Night's classic album "Winter Carols" has been carefully remastered in late summer this year and, moreover, includes a brand-new song: 'Coventry Carol.' The beautiful Blackmore's Night interpretation of this English Christmas carol, originally dating from the 16th century, comes with additional lyrics by award-winning lyricist and vocalist Candice Night and new musical arrangements by legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The album also contains a remastered version of 'Christmas Eve,' the band's successful and timeless Christmas single, as well as the four festive tracks 'Here We Come A-Caroling,' 'It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,' 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and 'Silent Night,' previously unavailable in this format.

 

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Galahad Electric Company/Soul Therapy ....import CD $21.99

Galahad Electric Company/Soul Therapy ....import CD $21.99

Avalon Records is proud to present a second 'unexpected' new album 'Soul Therapy' from Galahad off shoot project the 'Galahad Electric Company' featuring Dean and Stu, less than a year after their 'When the Battle Is Over' album was released. The album features seven brand new songs written in a very productive four week period straddling November and December 2020 plus several songs left over from the Summer 2020 recording sessions for 'When the Battle Is Over.' Again, due to more constraints than normal as far as the recording process was concerned a certain amount of experimentation was involved with some of the songs, a few of which were completely 'ad-libbed' in the moment as it were. As with the previous album Dean and Stu didn't work face to face at all during this latest project. 'Soul Therapy' is also, as the name suggests, one of the most personal and raw collections of songs ever written by Stu, indeed no less than six of the tracks relate directly to the sad passing of Stu's mother, Maureen, in November 2020 from lymphoma cancer after a long, often tortuous but determined five year battle against the disease. Suitably sympathetic soundtracks and arrangements were provided as usual by the incredibly creative and empathetic Dean Baker. Thus, much of the subject matter is very much centered around strong, often dark and extreme emotions felt in trying to deal with the grief of such a loss including those of anger, frustration, pain and sorrow along with more reflective feelings such as healing, acceptance and hope for the future as well as fond memories of the past. The writing process also proved extremely cathartic and helped towards dealing with such a tumultuous and life changing event.

 

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Thank You Scientist/Plague Accommodations ....CD $15.99

Thank You Scientist/Plague Accommodations ....CD $15.99

2021 Release. Thank You Scientist is an American progressive rock band from Montclair, New Jersey. Their debut studio album Maps of Non-Existent Places was named the Revolver "Album of the Week" in October 2014. Their second album Stranger Heads Prevail was released in July 2016. Their third album Terraformer was released in June 2019. Plague Accommodations will be their fourth record to date and promises to show the maturity and progession of the band.

 

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Larry Coryell with Paul Wertico & Mark Egan/Tricycles ....CD $16.99

Larry Coryell with Paul Wertico & Mark Egan/Tricycles ....CD $16.99

We once again hear the one-time associate of Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie and many other superstars in an intimate jazz setting. For this recording he teamed up with two very special companions: Mark Egan, a pupil of the late Jaco Pastorius, and Paul Wertico, praised as an "impressionist painter." The abilities of this exceptional troika are most impressively captured on this album.

 

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Elton Dean Quartet/They All Be on this Old Road: The Seven Dials Concert ....import CD $26.99

Elton Dean Quartet/They All Be on this Old Road: The Seven Dials Concert ....import CD $26.99

Ogun Records presents a reissue of this 1976 album from the Elton Dean Quartet 'They All Be on this Old Road' on CD for the very first time. Featuring Elton Dean (Soft Machine), Keith Tippett (King Crimson, Centipede), Chris Laurence (Elton John, Sting, Peter Gabriel) and Louis Moholo-Moholo (Brotherhood of Breath).  This expanded edition of the original LP includes what is effectively a whole second album of newly discovered and previously unheard material from the 1976 live recording. It is released as a loving tribute to those stalwarts of the Ogun family, Keith and Elton.

 

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Affinity/Affinity [Remastered & Expanded] ....4 CD Set $52.99

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.

 

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Nucleus/Live at the BBC ....import 12 CD Box Set $114.99

Nucleus/Live at the BBC ....import 12 CD Box Set $114.99

Nucleus Live at the BBC is a decades' spanning 12 CD set comprising music and interviews drawn from BBC radio programmes broadcast between 1970 and 1991. Over 13 hours of music expertly remastered and restored by Eroc, collated from such seminal shows as Top Gear, Sounds of the 70s and Jazz in Britain. Disc 10 comprises an exciting collection of entirely improvised works, never released on CD. Liner notes by Roger Farbey, author of Elastic Dream: The Music of Ian Carr - A Critical Discography. Formed by trumpeter and future Miles Davis biographer Ian Carr, Nucleus were a distinctly British jazz-rock group forged in the musical village-like cauldron of London at the end of the '60s. Within it's first year alone (1970), Nucleus had caused a sensation at both the Montreux and Newport jazz festivals, and had recorded two albums (the first of nine for progressive-rock label Vertigo) and a torrent of sessions and concerts for the BBC, from John Peel's Top Gear and Sounds of the '70s on Radio 1 to Jazz in Britain on Radio 3. Curated by John McLaughlin biographer Colin Harper and mastered by the mighty Eroc - the same team responsible for Repertoire's acclaimed Colosseum and Pretty Things BBC sets - Nucleus Live at the BBC boasts nearly 14 hours of material spanning 1970-91. Almost four hours of that content documents the legendary founding line-up, featuring Chris Spedding (guitar), Karl Jenkins (keys, oboe), Brian Smith (saxes), Jeff Clyne (bass) and John Marshall (drums). The set is annotated by Ian Carr discographer/All About Jazz contributor Roger Farbey. Aside from The Pretty Redhead (Hux, 2003), this is the first collection of BBC Nucleus and is assembled from numerous private collections and the BBC itself.

 

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Embryo/Auf Auf ....CD $15.99

Embryo/Auf Auf ....CD $15.99

The late Christian Burchard, who founded the Embryo ensemble in 1969, loved the slogan "auf auf," German for "up, up," or "keep on going." Anyone with anything more than a passing interest in the German Krautock scene of the 1970s and 1980s knows that Burchard followed that intent all around the world, tirelessly seeking out new sounds and inspirations and creating a catalog of music unlike most anything else the world has ever heard.  When Marja Burchard, Christan's daughter, who grew up with Embryo and toured with them for years, took the reins of the ensemble after Christian's death in 2018, she started recording what would become the album Auf Auf. It was recorded over the course of two years, finishing it in the throes of the Covid pandemic in 2020. She approached Madlib and Egon - who had visited and jammed with Christian Burchard and Embryo musicians years ago in a Bavarian wine cellar - with the idea to issue Auf Auf on Madlib Invazion. The reply was a resounding, definitive yes.  So here is Marja's take on the Embryo ethos, continuing with her father's intrepid style, and leading the band in her own style. Auf Auf ranges from the deep, free-form jazz of "Alphorn Prayer" to modal music from Afghanistan on "Baran" to psychedelic-tinged jazz-rock of the title track.  Joining Marja are those like Embryo veterans Bunka, on oud and guitar, and Karl Hector and the Malcouns/Whitefield Brothers/Poets of Rhythm producer and guitarist Jan Weissenfeldt and others, including important players on the global scene from Afghanistan and Morocco.

 

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The Doors/L.A. Woman [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + LP Box Set $75.99

The Doors/L.A. Woman [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + LP Box Set $75.99

To commemorate the album's 50-year anniversary, Rhino keeps on risin' with a 3-CD/1-LP set. L.A. Woman: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors' longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl.  The Doors found their mojo (and Mr. Mojo Risin') in November 1970 as they recorded L.A. Woman over six days at the Workshop, the band's rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard. A success both critically and commercially, the album was certified double-platinum and contains some of the band's most enduring music, including the Top 20 hit "Love Her Madly," "Riders on the Storm," and the title track. For this new collection, the original album has been expanded with more than two hours of unreleased recordings taken from the sessions for L.A. Woman, allowing the listener to experience the progression of each song as it developed in the studio. An early demo for "Hyacinth House" recorded at Robby Krieger's home studio in 1969 is also included.  The outtakes feature Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, and Ray Manzarek working in the studio with two additional musicians. The first was rhythm guitarist Marc Benno, who worked with Leon Russell in The Asylum Choir. The other was bassist Jerry Scheff, who was a member of Elvis Presley's TCB band.  In the studio, Botnick says the band took a more organic approach to recording instead of starting and stopping repeatedly to achieve technical perfection. "The previously unreleased reels here - serial takes of 'The Changeling,' 'Love Her Madly,' 'Riders on the Storm,' and 'L.A. Woman' - depict a band obsessed with groove while executing turns and flourishes with the precision of a well-drilled soul combo ... The idea was to go from song to song, to let it flow."  Among the outtakes of album tracks, you can also hear the band joyously ripping through the kinds of classic blues songs that Morrison once described as "original blues." There are great takes of Junior Parker's "Mystery Train," John Lee Hooker's "Crawling King Snake," Big Joe Williams' "Baby Please Don't Go," and "Get Out of My Life Woman," Lee Dorsey's funky 1966 classic, written by his producer Allen Toussaint.  In the collection's extensive liner notes, veteran rock journalist David Fricke explores the whirlwind making of the album, which would be the last with Morrison, who died in Paris a few months after its release. "Morrison may never have come back to The Doors," he writes. "But with his death, L.A. Woman became rebirth, achievement, and finale, all at once. It's the blues too - original blues, as Morrison promised. Fifty years later, there is still nothing like it.

 

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Dream Theater/Live at the Marquee ....import CD $15.99

Dream Theater/Live at the Marquee ....import CD $15.99

CD reissue. A 1993 recording from the iconic Marquee Club in Soho, London, featuring LaBrie, Myung, Portnoy and Petrucci in their usual roles but with Kevin Moore on keyboards. What really stands out on this live recording is the incredible sound quality, which really captures the scope of Mike Portnoy's amazing drumming (the depth of his drumkit sound) and James LaBrie's fantastic voice. This has to be the best live recording in terms of James' voice ever. One track stands out like none other, "Another Hand-The Killing Hand." This song is excellently written, but a combination of mediocre singing and fuzzy production makes the original somewhat tame. Quite possibly this is one of the most powerful vocal performances ever by LaBrie!

 

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Deep Purple/Turning to Crime ....CD $17.99

Deep Purple/Turning to Crime ....CD $17.99

After five decades of records made chiefly of original material, Deep Purple's 22nd studio album consists solely of songs written and previously recorded by other artists: a criminal offense commonly described by the rock police and purists Grand Jury as "doing covers." Studio recordings of songs previously released by Love, Huey "Piano" Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles & Quincy Jones, Little Feat, The Yardbirds, Lonnie Donegan/ Johnny Horton, Bob Seger System, Cream, plus the "Caught in the Act" medley featuring songs by Freddie King, Booker T. and the M.G.'s, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin and The Spencer Davis Group came to life with the band, for the first time in their career, recording them while not being in the same room. "Turning to Crime" is Deep Purple enjoying playing music without commercial plans nor losing their edge and drive. This is Deep Purple coming full circle. This is 100% Deep Purple.

 

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Electric Prunes/Then Came the Dawn: Complete Recordings 1966-1969 ....import 6 CD Box Set $65.99

Electric Prunes/Then Came the Dawn: Complete Recordings 1966-1969 ....import 6 CD Box Set $65.99

An extensive 6CD box set devoted to one of the key innovators of the '60s psychedelic sound featuring their entire output, rarities and demos. Featuring the first CD issue of the mono mix of the 'Mass in F Minor,' the collection also compiles the original dedicated mono 45 mixes, plus rare cuts, early demos, and extended takes, as well as the legendary live recording of the band captured in Stockholm during their European tour in late 1967, all lovingly remastered by Alec Palao. To complement these unique psychedelic sounds the box set includes a comprehensive history of the group by Gray Newell, featuring in-depth recollections from original vocalist James Lowe, and from key member of the later incarnation of the band, Richard Whetstone, making this the definitive Electric Prunes' collection. The Electric Prunes came together in Southern California during 1966 and soon became regarded as one of the seminal US psychedelic groups, thanks to the hit singles 'I Had Too Much (to Dream Last Night)' and 'Get Me to the World on Time.' Through their various incarnations, the Prunes recorded five albums for the Reprise label between 1967 and 1969 with legendary producer Dave Hassinger helping to create their unique and distinctive psychedelic sound. Under the direction of composer and arranger David Axelrod, the Prunes helped pioneer the religious rock genre with the 'Mass in F Minor' and 'Release of an Oath' LPs. This collection brings together their entire output for the very first time, including stereo and mono versions of their first three albums

 

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Cactus/TKO Tokyo - Live in Japan ....2 CD + DVD Set $22.99

Cactus/TKO Tokyo - Live in Japan ....2 CD + DVD Set $22.99

A blockbuster multi-media 2CD+DVD live set recorded in 2012 from the band once referred to as the American Led Zeppelin, the mighty Cactus!  Features one single, mindblowing concert performance captured on both audio CD and crystal clear digital video and includes some of the band's finest versions of "Bro. Bill," "Parchman Farm," "Evil" and more!

 

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Various Artists/Breakthrough: Underground Sounds of 1971 ....import 4 CD Set $45.99

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/Breakthrough: Underground Sounds of 1971

 

Zephyr/Zephyr [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $22.99

Zephyr/Zephyr [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $22.99

A very special deluxe edition of the 1969 recorded debut of guitar legend Tommy Bolin (Deep Purple/James Gang) performing with his first major act, the blues rock outfit Zephyr - now available in a sleek 6-panel digipak configuration! Newly remixed and remastered audio created under the supervision of founding member David Givens and with two bonus discs of never-before-heard live material and studio improvisations! Includes liner notes filled with stories and memories written by Givens!

 

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Steppenwolf/Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill & ABC Years 1967-1971 ....import 8 CD Box Set $69.99

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.

 

Steppenwolf/Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill & ABC Years 1967-1971

 

Colin Blunstone/One Year [50th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $18.99

Colin Blunstone/One Year [50th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $18.99

Colin Blunstone and Sundazed Music celebrate the 50th anniversary of Colin's post Oracle opus One Year with an expanded edition! The half, itself titled, That Same Year, gives you a deeper introspective look into that time in his life. The album largely features Colin singing accompanied solely by his acoustic guitar.  That Same Year includes beautifully sparse demo versions of three songs from One Year including 'Caroline Goodbye' and 'Let Me Come Closer to You' where Colin is joined by fellow Zombie Rod Argent on piano. Three songs have Colin joined by Zombie bassist Chris White on classical guitar. Beyond the three familiar songs you will find Colin's familiar voice and wit come through on eleven completely unheard compositions all penned for the One Year album; including 'Sing Your Own Song' where he sings of reading about his own death in Rolling Stone.   One Year is an album that somehow manages to be both lush and sparse at the same time and always deeply intimate. That Same Year finds a way to bring your listening experience to a deeper level of intimacy.  In addition to penning most of the album, Colin also penned the liner notes that fill the gatefold jacket along with unseen photos from that year. The notes go track by track through One Year along with some background on That Same Year.

 

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Paul Gilbert/'Twas ....CD $16.99

Paul Gilbert/'Twas ....CD $16.99

Paul Gilbert announces the release of a new seasonal offering titled 'Twas. Gilbert's 17th solo album features a dozen recordings, two of which are new, original compositions. Gilbert shares, "Many will agree that in recent times, challenging events have been pouring down upon our heads like an exploding waterfall of molasses. At least it sometimes feels like that to me. But while I was jamming Christmas songs with my friends, playing an assortment of red, green, and white Ibanez electric guitars, I felt like life was the best. I hope that this music can put a smile on your face as well. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night." The track listing features a variety of Christmas chestnuts, and two new Paul Gilbert originals: "Every Christmas Has Love"and "Three Stings for Christmas." Gilbert offers, "Ten of the songs are classics. I was inspired by the Christmas recordings of Nat King Cole, Loretta Lynn, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, and The Ventures. And of course, inspiration came from my guitar heroes, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Jimi Hendrix, and Jimmy Page, to name a few. I also wrote some of my own new Christmas songs. As I have been doing recently, I begin with lyrics and a melody. Then I let my guitar take over, as it sings better than I do."

 

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Japanese Paper Sleeve CDs

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

 

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