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# 759

September 2, 2018

 

Hi, folks,

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

In Today's Newsletter

Caroline/EMI: John Lennon, Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman, Paul McCartney
Zappa: Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention, 200 Motels
Esoteric: Steve Hackett & Djabe, Renaissance, Be Bop Deluxe, Anthony Phillips, David Cross & Andrew Brooker, Curved Air, Greenslade, Bill Bruford, Procol Harum, Peter Banks, Sky, Tangerine Dream, John Hackett & Nick Fletcher, Hawkwind, Alexis Korner, The Residents, Del Bromham, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kubrick's Music, Hudson Ford, Gryphon, Woolly Wolstenholme (& Maestoso), Heads Hands & Feet, Glenn Hughes
&tc: Yes, Gryphon, Maggie Roche, Rick Wakeman, Martin Barre, Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield, Fred Frith Trio, Jean-Michel Jarre, Wishbone Ash, John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension, Richard Thompson, John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites, Paul Carrack, Tangekanic, David Cross & Andrew Keeling, Judy Dyble, Twelfth Night, Marillion, Man, Beefheart Jr., Osibisa, Little Feat, Steve Reich, The Residents, CCS, Clannad, Alan Davey
Wounded Bird: Count Basie, Bob and Ray, Larry Coryell & Steve Kahn, Hall & Oates, Hubert Laws, Pure Food & Drug Act, The Searchers, Vicious Rumors


Caroline/EMI

Coming Soon!!!

John Lennon/Imagine: The Ultimate Mixes ....CD $14.99
John Lennon/Imagine: The Ultimate Mixes [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $24.99
John Lennon/Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Collector's Edition] ....4 CDs + 2 Blu-Rays Box Set 94.99

John Lennon/Imagine: The Ultimate Collection [Collector's Edition] ....4 CDs + 2 Blu-Rays Box Set 94.99

A truly unique expanded edition of one of the most iconic albums of all time. This new edition takes us on incredibly personal journey through the entire songwriting and recording process - from the very first writing and demo sessions at John's home studio at Tittenhurst Park through to the final co-production with Phil Spector - providing a remarkable testament of the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their own words. 1CD version features brand new stereo mix. 2CD version features brand new stereo mix, bonus disc of b-sides and out-takes. Super Deluxe version includes 4 CDs (new stereo mix, outtakes, raw studio recordings, track-by-track) and 2 Blu-rays (5.1 surround mixes, HD audio, Elements mixes, Elliot Minz audio documentary).

 

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John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Imagine & Gimme Some Truth ....DVD $16.99
John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Imagine & Gimme Some Truth ....Blu-Ray $21.99

John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Imagine & Gimme Some Truth ....Blu-Ray $21.99

Eagle Rock are delighted to announce the release of two films by John and Yoko, Imagine and Gimme Some Truth. Both films, which focus on the Imagine era, have been hand restored frame-by-frame from the original film reels into HD, and their soundtracks have been remixed in glorious 5.1 surround sound, and remastered. Includes exclusive, never-before-seen bonus content on DVD and blu-ray. This is the first time both films have been commercially available at the same time.

 

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Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....double CD $19.99
Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....Blu-Ray $21.99
Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....DVD $16.99

Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....double CD $19.99

In 2016, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman brought together their incredible talents and long experience of working in Yes to take to the road for a series of concerts celebrating Yes' musical legacy of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured first in North America and then brought their live show to the UK in early 2017, including this performance captured at the Manchester Apollo. The band are in superb form in front of a sell-out crowd who are clearly loving every minute of the show which includes classic tracks such as Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart, And You and I, Hold On, Heart of the Sunrise, Rhythm of Love, I've Seen All Good People, Awaken and many more. Line-up Jon Anderson (vocals, guitar, harp); Trevor Rabin (guitar, vocals); Rick Wakeman (keyboards) With Lee Pomeroy (bass) and Lou Molino III (drums). Region Free Blu-Ray, 16:9, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM Stereo. Filmed in high definition.  NTSC Region 0, 16:9 DVD with DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo. Filmed in high definition.

 

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Paul McCartney/Egypt Station ....CD $15.99

Paul McCartney/Egypt Station ....CD $15.99

Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station by way of Capitol Records. Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's international chart-topping NEW. Of the forthcoming album's enigmatic title, Paul says, "I liked the words 'Egypt Station.' It reminded me of the 'album' albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from." True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station's 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals "Station I" and "Station II," each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness ("Happy With You"), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era ("People Want Peace"), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul's previous combos ("Despite Repeated Warnings"). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul's singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

 

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Zappa

Coming Soon!!!

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention/Live Vancouver 75 ....double CD $24.99

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention/Live Vancouver 75 ....double CD $24.99

Frank Zappa embarked on a new tour in the autumn of 1975. This excellent show finds him on superb form, performing a range of material spanning old classics and songs he barely performed again (such as the otherwise unrecorded 'Swallow My Pride'). As caustic and musically literate as ever, the show broadcast on CBC-FM, is presented in full here, together with background notes and images.

 

Available Now!!!

Frank Zappa/200 Motels ....DVD $18.99

Frank Zappa/200 Motels ....DVD $18.99

200 Motels is Frank Zappa's outrageous, psychedelic precursor to the birth of the music video - his hilarious response to the burning question of what to do with road-wrecked musicians. Should they rip off the motel's towels and ashtrays or merely quit the group? Dare they rebel against the tyranny of the merciless Zappa? "The Mothers of Invention," as irrepressible as Zappa himself, wreck havoc in Centerville, a "typical" American town with it's Rancid Boutique, Cheesy Motel, Fake Nightclub, Redneck Eats Cafe, groupies and an honest-to-goodness Main Street. Ringo Starr, in Zappa disguise and carrying an oil lamp, narrates. Theodore Bikel is government agent Rance Muhammitz.

 


Esoteric

Coming Soon!!!

Steve Hackett & Djabe/Life Is a Journey: The Budapest Live Tapes ....import double CD + DVD $33.99

Steve Hackett & Djabe/Life Is a Journey: The Budapest Live Tapes ....import double CD + DVD $33.99

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of a new 2 CD and DVD live album by Djabe & Steve Hackett; "Life Is a Journey: The Budapest Live Tapes." This wonderful concert recording was mainly recorded in Budapest in October 2017, one of a series of live concerts that followed the release of the acclaimed collaboration between Djabe (one of Hungary's most acclaimed jazz groups) and former Genesis guitarist and acclaimed solo artist Steve Hackett; "Life Is a Journey: The Sardinia Tapes," an album which was the result of improvised sessions that took place in a church on the island of Sardinia.  "The Budapest Live Tapes" captures on two CDs and a DVD Djabe & Steve Hackett performing selections from that album on the concert stage for the first time, along with classic Genesis material such as 'Fly on a Windshield,' 'Los Endos' and 'Firth of Fifth' and Steve Hackett material such as 'Please Don't Touch,' 'The Steppes' and 'Last Train To Istanbul.'  The NTSC / Region Free DVD in this set also includes the bonus features "Life Is a Journey" (screen film), 'Beams Over the Nulvi Mountains' (music video) and the short documentary "The Journey Continued in 2018."

 

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Renaissance/Prologue [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Renaissance/Prologue [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1972 album by Renaissance, "Prologue." Formed in 1969 by former Yardbirds members Jim McCarty and Keith Relf, Renaissance had by 1971 undergone a series of line-up changes and had evolved into a completely different band from the one that had recorded the albums "Renaissance" and "Illusion."  By June 1972 Renaissance had settled into a line-up featuring the highly gifted vocalist Annie Haslam, John Tout (keyboards, vocals), Jon Camp (bass, vocals), Terry Sullivan (drums, percussion) and Rob Hendry (guitar, mandolin, vocals). The album "Prologue" was recorded in June and July 1972 and featured material written by Michael Dunford (a member of the group who had decided to eschew performing with the band to concentrate on song writing) and lyricist Betty Thatcher. Featuring such classic material as the album title track, 'Kiev,' 'Spare Some Love' and the epic 'Rajah Kahn,' "Prologue" was also notable for the presence of guest musician Francis Monkman (of Curved Air) who would play VCS 3 synthesiser on 'Rajah Khan.' The album would pave the way for the future success of Renaissance and would effectively be regarded as the band's first true album.  This Esoteric Recordings edition has been re-mastered from the original Sovereign Records master tapes and adds the rare single version of 'Spare Some Love' as a bonus track (appearing on CD for the very first time). The booklet features a new essay and exclusive interviews with Annie Haslam and Terry Sullivan and fully restores the original album artwork.

 

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Renaissance/A Symphonic Journey ....import double CD + DVD $35.99

Renaissance/A Symphonic Journey ....import double CD + DVD $35.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, Symphonic Rock Recordings is delighted to announce the release of a new 2 CD and DVD live album by Renaissance, "A Symphonic Journey." This wonderful recording captures in sound and vision a very special concert staged at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA, USA on 27th October 2017. Renaissance perform an extensive set of classic material with the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble especially formed for a series of American concerts.  Annie Haslam comments: "Renaissance has touched so many hearts across land and sea, for what seems to be most of a lifetime now, in the performance of this exquisite and unique music. I cannot imagine my life apart from being the 'voice' of Renaissance, to carry our message out into the world. For a long time now it has been a dream of mine for Renaissance to perform 'live' again with an orchestra, but the how and when of this was unclear. I felt however, deep inside that it would one day come to pass.  I was filled with pride and overwhelmed with emotion when we finally stepped onto the stage for this performance. To look over my shoulder and see all of the classical musicians with their instruments, brought back my vivid memory of our orchestral performance forty years ago in London, of Renaissance at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra."  "Renaissance band members Rave Tesar, Mark Lambert, Leo Traversa, Geoffrey Langley and Charles Descarfino are impeccable on this DVD in their performance of the timeless music. In the culmination of a perfect blend with the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra who graced our stage, how wonderful it was and is to be able to share this incredible, unforgettable evening with our loyal supportive fans who have accompanied us on this musical-spiritual journey."  "A Symphonic Journey" captures on two CDs and a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) the magic of the concert and features such classic material as 'Trip to the Fair,' 'Carpet of the Sun,' 'Mother Russia,' 'A Song for All Seasons' and 'Ashes Are Burning' as well as songs from her last album with Michael Dunford, Symphony of Light, and is a fine souvenir of a perfect musical evening.

 

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Be Bop Deluxe/Sunburst Finish [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $19.99
Be Bop Deluxe/Sunburst Finish [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Boxset $75.99

Be Bop Deluxe/Sunburst Finish [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Boxset $75.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded 2 CD edition of Sunburst Finish the legendary 1976 album by Be Bop Deluxe.  Recorded in the Autumn of 1975 at Abbey Road studios (with some sessions also taking place at AIR studios in London), Sunburst Finish was the third album by Be Bop Deluxe and the first to feature the line-up of Bill Nelson (vocals, guitars, keyboards), Charlie Tumahai (bass, vocals), Andy Clark (keyboards) and Simon Fox (drums). It was also the first Be Bop album to be co-produced by Bill Nelson and John Leckie. An album of immense musical inventiveness and creativity, Sunburst Finish was one of the finest albums of its era, a perfect cohesion of ten classic songs written by Bill Nelson (featuring his highly imaginative guitar playing) and a stylized and striking artwork package. Featuring such classic material as 'Heavenly Homes,' 'Crying to the Sky,' 'Sleep that Burns,' 'Life in the Air Age,' 'Crystal Gazing' and 'Blazing Apostles,' the album also spawned the hit single 'Ships in the Night' and launched Be Bop Deluxe as one of the major breakthrough acts of 1976.  This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 17 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new stereo mix from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler and previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions.  The set also features a booklet which restores the original album artwork and includes previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. This expanded edition of Sunburst Finish is a fitting tribute to a fine band, the creative vision of Bill Nelson and a wonderful album.

Esoteric is also releasing a new re-mastered four disc deluxe expanded boxed set limited edition (comprising 3 CDs and a DVD) of Sunburst Finish.  This expanded reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an additional 39 bonus tracks drawn from a stunning new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track tapes by award winning engineer Stephen W. Tayler, previously unreleased out-takes from the album sessions, a BBC Radio "In Concert" performance from January 1976, a rare John Peel Show session from February 1976 (unavailable on CD for over twenty years), along with an unissued and previously unreleased 1976 Harvest Records promotional video for Ships in the Night and a session for BBC TV's "Old Grey Whistle Test" show from January 1976.  Another highlight of this limited edition boxed set is the lavishly illustrated 68-page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson. Additionally, the set includes a facsimile of the 1976 Sunburst Finish tour programme, postcards and a replica poster. This special deluxe limited edition boxed set of Sunburst Finish is a fitting tribute to a fine band, the creative vision of Bill Nelson and a wonderful album.

 

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Anthony Phillips/Field Day [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD $28.99

Anthony Phillips/Field Day [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD $28.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Field Day, the beautiful instrumental double album originally released in 2005 by Genesis founding member Anthony Phillips.  Work on the composition of Field Day began in September 2001. Anthony would later reflect "I'd become a stranger to the world of guitars and all my lovely stringed instruments would often look at me with mournful reproach! There was a gap in my keyboard-based TV work and so I launched myself on the neglected fretted fraternity, improvising for 2 - 3 hours on each in a state of great excitement but chronic rustiness." Following two aborted attempts at recording the sixty-one pieces of music, recording finally began in earnest in 2004. The recordings saw Anthony utilize 6-string guitar, 10- string guitar, 12-string guitar, cittern, bouzouki, charrango and mandolin to great effect.  Issued the following year, Field Day received a warm response from Anthony Phillips aficionados upon its release. With this new edition, Anthony has revisited the recordings, re-mastering the original stereo mixes and has created a 5.1 Surround sound mix with engineer James Collins. The results bring a new life to the compositions and a much loved album.  This 3 disc digipack edition includes a booklet with new essay by Jonathan Dann and comments from Anthony Phillips.

David Cross & Andrew Brooker/Ends Meeting ....import CD $20.99

David Cross & Andrew Brooker/Ends Meeting ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red - David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and Andrew Booker was a member of Sanguine Hum and Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity.  This previously unreleased studio album was recorded in 2006 but had not seen a release until now.  The seven new tracks on this album showcase the talents of Cross & Booker and will appeal to the fan-bases of both artists and the bands they have been in. It's an innovative meeting of minds.

Curved Air/The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 ....import CD $20.99

Curved Air/The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 is the third volume of the Curved Air Rarities Series.  The sound quality is of astonishing fidelity for a live recordings from the early 1970s and features the ONLY known recordings of the band improvising!  The last track is an extended jam and a version of the band's hit Vivaldi - lasting well over 30 MINUTES!  The band had just released its Phantasmagoria album and the line-up was:  Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way, Francis Monkman, Florian Pilkington-Miksa and Mike Wedgwood.  The booklet features a written introduction by Francis Monkman who mastered the audio and curated the release personally, along with two essays written by attendees at the festival and previously unseen pictures.   These recordings capture a unique set from the band's heyday, their only recorded improvisations and all in unbelievable sound quality for a festival in the early 70s!

Greenslade/Spyglass Guest [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $21.99

Greenslade/Spyglass Guest [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $21.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded 2 CD edition of the classic 1974 album, Spyglass Guest by Greenslade. Formed in 1972 by former Colosseum keyboard player Dave Greenslade, the band also featured former Web and Samurai member Dave Lawson (keyboards, vocals), former Colosseum bass player Tony Reeves and drummer Andrew McCulloch (formerly with King Crimson and Fields). The calibre of the members of Greenslade ensured that the group would be innovative, ground breaking and dynamic in their musical approach and would also be notable due to the absence of a guitarist within their ranks. Originally issued in August 1974, Spyglass Guest was the band's most successful album and featured such classic compositions as 'Joie de Vivre,' 'Spirit of the Dance,' 'Melancholic Race' and the band's interpretation of the Jack Bruce / Pete Brown composition 'Theme for an Imaginary Western.' The album was also notable for the appearance of guitarist Clem Clempson (formerly a member of Colosseum) on 'Little Red Fry Up' and 'Siam See Saw.'  Considered by many to be a band at their finest on stage, this expanded edition of Spyglass Guest includes a bonus CD of previously unreleased recordings made for BBC Radio One's In Concert programme and Sounds of the Seventies in November 1974, offering a glimpse of the excellence of the band in a live environment and released for the very first time. This Esoteric Recordings expanded edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet with many rare cuttings and includes an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Dave Lawson.

 

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Greenslade/Greenslade [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $23.99

Greenslade/Greenslade [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $23.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 2 CD edition of the classic self-titled debut album by Greenslade. Originally issued in February 1973, "Greenslade" was a fine debut album and featured such future classic compositions as 'Feathered Friends,' 'Melange,' 'Drowning Man' and 'Sundance.'  Considered by many to be a band at their finest on stage, this expanded edition of "Greenslade" includes a bonus CD of recordings made for BBC Radio One between January and April 1973, offering a glimpse of the excellence of the band in a live environment and released for the very first time. This Esoteric Recordings expanded edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet with many rare cuttings and includes an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Dave Lawson.

Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner & Eddie Gomez/If Summer Had Its Ghosts ....import CD $20.99

Bill Bruford with Ralph Towner & Eddie Gomez/If Summer Had Its Ghosts ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red - Bill Bruford describes the album as "All the drummers were turning in muscular jazz-rock, and I was after something more dreamy, autumnal and lyrical. The instruments would be all acoustic and intimately recorded in close-up, whispering in your ear."  The album has been out of print for some time and this re-release, on Bruford's own Summerfold Records, was overseen personally by Bill Bruford.

 

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Patrick Moraz & Bill Bruford/In Tokyo ....import CD $20.99

Patrick Moraz & Bill Bruford/In Tokyo ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red - The Moraz-Bruford collaborative albums have always held a fascination amongst fans because they feature two former members of Yes who were in the band during different eras.  Moraz-Bruford first went into the studio in October 1983 and this re-release happens to coincide with the 35th Anniversary of the duo making their first recordings, which continue to have an ongoing appeal to this day.   The album has been out of print for some time and this re-release, on Bruford's own Winterfold Records, was overseen personally by Bill Bruford, with the knowledge of Patrick Moraz.

 

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Procol Harum/Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Procol Harum/Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a remastered and expanded edition of the classic album Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra by Procol Harum.  Recorded on 18th November 1971 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, Canada, the album captured a truly magical performance by Gary Brooker (vocals, piano), B.J. Wilson (drums), Chris Copping (organ and harpsichord), Alan Cartwright (bass) and Dave Ball (guitar), the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Da Camera Singers. Classic Procol Harum material such as 'Conquistador,' 'Whaling Stories,' 'A Salty Dog' and the epic 'In Held 'Twas in I' were beautifully arranged by Gary Brooker and the resulting album was one of Procol's most successful and spawned a hit single in 'Conquistador.' It remains one of the finest collaborations between a rock band, orchestra and choir.  This new expanded edition of Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra has been newly remastered and includes five bonus tracks (two previously unreleased), drawn from the B- side of a single and the rehearsal sessions for the concert.  The release also includes an illustrated booklet featuring material from Gary Brooker's personal archive and an essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare.

Peter Banks/Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity - The Complete Recordings ....import 6 CD Box Set $25.99

Peter Banks/Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity - The Complete Recordings ....import 6 CD Box Set $25.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, Peter Banks was one of the original members of Yes and an accomplished guitarist, but sadly passed away in 2013.  This set is being released in his memory, by his Estate, during the 5th anniversary of his passing and the 50th Anniversary of Yes.  This is the first ever mainstream release of the "Harmony in Diversity" recordings.  The set features all the recordings of the band and has been overseen and mixed by Andrew Booker and Nick Cottam with the additional approval of Dave "Jick" Speight who appeared on the final disc of the set.  The set also features new artwork, an extensive booklet and the audio has received a 2018 remaster.

 

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Sky/Carillon - The Singles Collection 1979-1987 [Remastered] ....import double CD $19.99

Sky/Carillon - The Singles Collection 1979-1987 [Remastered] ....import double CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a 2 CD collection which gathers together the A-sides and B-sides of every single released by the legendary classical rock band Sky between 1979 and 1987. Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist John Williams, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, former Curved Air keyboard player Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. The band's self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve Platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia. This impressive debut also heralded a string of hit singles in Europe and Australia.  Also a huge live attraction, Sky released their second album in April 1980. "Sky 2" was a fine achievement, and featured the huge single 'Toccata.' For the band's third album, Steve Gray replaced Francis Monkman on keyboards, but the band continued their run of successful albums and singles. Following the albums "Sky 4," "Sky Five Live" and "Cadmium," John Williams departed the band in December 1983. In March 1985, Sky released the album "The Great Balloon Race" (recorded in Australia and the UK), another hit album. In 1987 they recorded their final album, which saw Sky arrange pieces composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. "Mozart" featured the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner and earned the group their highest ever US chart placing upon release.  "Carillon - The Singles Collection" is the first ever compilation to focus on the A & B-sides of every single released by the band and includes rare seven-inch single edits of 'Dies Irae,' 'Desperate For Your Love' and 'The Great Balloon Race' which appear on CD for the very first time. It serves as a fine celebration of the singles by one of the most original musical forces of the late 1970s and 1980s.

 

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Tangerine Dream/The Pink Years Albums 1970 - 73 ....import 4 CD Box Set $45.99

Tangerine Dream/The Pink Years Albums 1970 - 73 ....import 4 CD Box Set $45.99

Esoteric Recordings' Reactive label is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered 4 CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together the first four legendary albums by Tangerine Dream, originally released on the Ohr label in Germany between 1970 and 1973, known by fans as "The Pink Years" albums.  "Electronic Meditation" was recorded in Berlin in October 1969 and featured the first Tangerine Dream line-up of Edgar Froese (guitars, organ, tapes, sound effects), Klaus Schulze (drums, percussion) and Conrad Schnitzler (cello, violin, typewriter). Upon its release in 1970 the album would define a genre of music and herald the massive creative musical explosion that would emerge in Germany in the early 1970s.  "Alpha Centauri" was recorded at the Dierks studio in Stommeln and featured a line-up of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Steve Schroyder with guests Udo Dennebourg (flute) and Roland Pualyck (synthesiser). Released in 1971 the influence of the album was immense, with the band creating imaginative soundscapes previously unheard on record.   "Zeit," released in August 1972, a double album with one lengthy track per side, was recorded at the Dierks studio once again and featured a guest appearance by Florian Fricke of another legendary ambient German group, Popol Vuh. One of Tangerine Dream's finest early albums, "Zeit" was enthusiastically championed in the UK by DJ John Peel and was the group's major breakthrough.  "Atem," released in 1973, was the band's last release on the Ohr label & heralded the beginning of Tangerine Dream's wider international acclaim. "Atem" enjoyed success outside of Germany and eventually led to the group signing to the newly formed Virgin label later in 1973.  This clamshell box of "The Pink Years Albums 1970 - 1973" features "Electronic Meditation," "Alpha Centauri," "Zeit" and "Atem" packaged in replica card sleeves and also includes a poster.

John Hackett & Nick Fletcher/Beyond the Stars ....import CD $19.99

John Hackett & Nick Fletcher/Beyond the Stars ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of Beyond the Stars, the wonderful new studio album by John Hackett & Nick Fletcher.  Beyond the Stars sees John and Nick on an epic journey through time and place, from wistful reminiscing about happier times to a vision of a dystopian future. The songs take you on a rollercoaster ride showcasing Nick Fletcher's incredible virtuosity on the guitar alongside John's trademark flute. Their writing partnership, first featured on the John Hackett Band album We Are Not Alone, goes from strength to strength and Beyond the Stars shows them to be a musical force to be reckoned with.  The duo are joined by drummer Wayne Proctor (King King) and six string bassist Simon Hall in what is a stellar recording of some highly original music, creating something unique in the progressive genre.

Hawkwind/Road to Utopia ....import CD $24.99

Hawkwind/Road to Utopia ....import CD $24.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, for their 31st studio album, Hawkwind have collaborated with songwriter and conductor Mike Batt to recreate a selection of Hawkwind songs with an extra, orchestral ingredient.  Hawkwind invited Mike to help create arrangements for some of their most celebrated songs performed by the current line-up of Dave Brock, Richard Chadwick, Mr Dibs, Haz Wheaton and Magnus Martin.  Tracks such as 'Quark, Strangeness and Charm,' 'We Took the Wrong Step Years Ago' and 'Psychic Power' are re-rooted acoustically, then embellished with a strength and majesty only Hawkwind can produce.  'The Watcher' features trademark guitar licks from very special guest Eric Clapton.  Dave Brock says: "Reinventing these familiar songs has been an interesting experience... we hope you like them."  The band will be touring with Mike in October and November, including sold-out dates at the Palladium in London

Alexis Korner/Every Day I Have the Blues -The Sixties Anthology ....import 3 CD Set $31.99

Alexis Korner/Every Day I Have the Blues -The Sixties Anthology ....import 3 CD Set $31.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red - Widely acclaimed as the Godfather of British blues, the late Alexis Korner boasts a reputation which is fully deserved.  As leader of Blues Incorporated, he was a pioneer of the genre, a Zelig-like presence and generous enabler who inspired a swathe of putative young blueshounds that included Brian Jones, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (as Richards once acknowledged, The Rolling Stones wouldn't have existed without him), Eric Burdon and Eric Clapton.  But Korner was more than just a seismic influence, as Every Day I Have The Blues: The Sixties Anthology makes clear. Recorded in both a live and studio setting, this 3-CD set chronicles Korner's musical activities throughout that most tumultuous of decades as he went from kick-starting the British blues boom to ending the Sixties in the company of a new generation of blues-rockers, thrilled to be enjoying the patronage of a much-loved elder statesman.  Every Day I Have The Blues features tracks from such legendary British blues live documents as R&B From The Marquee and At The Cavern as well as a clutch of studio albums, with sensational lead vocal performances from the likes of Cyril Davies, Long John Baldry, Ronnie Jones, Herbie Goins, Duffy Power and Robert Plant, who was in the middle of recording an album with Korner when Led Zeppelin came calling.  With rare singles, studio outtakes and non-UK releases added to the pot, Every Day I Have The Blues is the definitive document of Korner's work during the Sixties. It comes in a stylish clamshell box with a 24-page booklet of rare photos and a new 5000+ word essay on his career during the period in question.

The Residents/Intruders [Deluxe with Hardback Book] ....import CD $29.99

The Residents/Intruders [Deluxe with Hardback Book] ....import CD $29.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red Shifting from the physical world of train wrecks to the metaphysical realm of imaginary beings, The Residents present 'Intruders,' their new studio album.  Inspired by the persistence of obsession, 'Intruders' are seen as alternate beings stalking the corners of our consciousness. The album's original songs all pivot around the unseen and the uncontrollable spirits stuck in the seams of our minds. Whether it's ghosts, angels, aliens, ex-lovers or an angry old woman with a bittersweet smile, we never know who or what will wedge itself into the darker recesses of our minds. Hated, loved, or merely tolerated, we all have Intruders.  Featuring familiar Residents collaborators Eric Drew Feldman, Nolan Cook and Carla Fabrizio, alongside remarkable new guests, 'Intruders' is a collection of atmospheric, paranoia-tinged yet oddly accessible tracks, each forever glancing over its own shoulder and wondering just who is out there... Or are they in here?  Is this finally, after all these years, THE REAL RESIDENTS?

 

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Del Bromham/White Feather ....import CD $19.99

Del Bromham/White Feather ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of White Feather, the wonderful new studio album by Del Bromham.  Best known for being guitarist and principal songwriter for the classic rock band Stray, White Feather sees Del explore a series of musical styles over 12 intensely personal songs, all with his inimitable approach.  A finely produced album that explores love, joy of life and loss, White Feather is nevertheless an uplifting listening experience and is worthy of Del Bromham's best work with Stray - an album to be savoured.

Karlheinz Stockhausen/Adventures in Sound ....import 3 CD Boxset $25.99

Karlheinz Stockhausen/Adventures in Sound ....import 3 CD Boxset $25.99

From Esoteric's distributor Cherry Red - No composer had a greater appetite for revolution than Stockhausen, who was embarking on a quest that would occupy him for more than half a century, and which would take in a whole gamut of constantly re-defined objectives - among them "point music", "spatial music" and "multi-formula composition." His early electronic compositions such as the Studies were painstakingly and meticulously constructed using magnetic tape, to be followed over the ensuing decade by the works which ranked among the masterpieces of electronic music, Gesang der Junglinge (Song of the Youths) and Kontakte (Contacts).   All of these unprecedented early electronic works are included in this 3 CD box set presentation.

Various Artists/Kubrick's Music: Selections from the Films of Stanley Kubrick ....import 4 CD Set $23.99

Various Artists/Kubrick's Music: Selections from the Films of Stanley Kubrick ....import 4 CD Set $23.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, Stanley Kubrick's audacious use of music was one of the aspects that distinguished his films. He handled music with sensitivity, invention and respect and it resulted in the creation of some of the most indelible scenes in cinema history.  Three that spring to mind... The use of Vera Lynn's 'We'll Meet Again' over a ninety-second montage of nuclear explosions that closes Dr. Strangelove; the deployment of Strauss waltzes to create an elegant cosmic ballet during the docking sequence in 2001, and the highly controversial use of Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain' during the attack on F. Alexander and his wife by Alex and his Droogs in A Clockwork Orange.  Our presentation comprises musical selections from Kubrick's central masterpieces, complimented by pieces which the director used as 'temp tracks' during the production and by all accounts with every intention of using these in the film, only to decide to replace them late on. In 2001, the scherzo from Felix Mendelssohn's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' (used for scenes of weightlessness) and Vaughan Williams 'Antarctica Suite' (for the Stargate effects and scenes on the moon) were both used in preview showings of the film before being discarded. While on Eyes Wide Shut, Wagner's 'Lieder Im Triebhaus' ('In the Greenhouse') from Wesendonck Lieder was a significant theme in the production for more than a year before being replaced.  We have also assembled the complete vintage ballroom music from The Shining. The final movement from Berlioz's 'Symphonie Fantastique,' with its epic use of the chant from the Roman Catholic Requiem mass, the 'Dies Irae,' and a Sibelius piece, 'Valse Triste.' Both were important to the evolution of the film.  Finally, as a young man, Stanley Kubrick fell in love with Sergi Prokofiev's score for the Sergei Eisenstein's first sound film, Alexander Nevsky. He played it to death, and it would inspire him later in his own use of dramatic music. From the scintillating recording by Fritz Reiner with the Chicago SO, we include the movement, 'Battle On the Ice.'

 

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Hudson Ford/Daylight [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Hudson Ford/Daylight [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the official CD debut release of the 1977 album "Daylight" by Hudson-Ford.  Richard Hudson and John Ford first worked together in the band Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera in the late 1960s. In 1970 the duo joined The Strawbs for their live album "Just a Collection of Antiques & Curios" and remained with the group for the next three years, contributing as writers to the albums and writing the biggest Strawbs hit single, 'Part of the Union.'  Following the release of the Strawbs album "Bursting at the Seams," the musicians departed to form Hudson-Ford.  They enjoyed a hit single with the song 'Pick Up the Pieces' and recorded three albums for A&M Records between 1973 and 1975. In 1976 they departed A&M to sign with CBS Records, for whom they would record a clutch of singles and the album "Daylight."  Released in 1977, "Daylight" would be the final Hudson-Ford album, covering a breadth of styles and including the hit single 'Are You Dancing.'  Previously unreleased officially on CD, "Daylight" has now been re-mastered from the CBS master tapes and includes four bonus tracks previously unreleased on CD, drawn from singles released in 1976 and 1977. This edition of "Daylight" restores the original album artwork and features an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Richard Hudson and John Ford.

 

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Curved Air/Second Album [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD + DVD $25.99

Curved Air/Second Album [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD + DVD $25.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of an expanded two disc edition of the acclaimed Curved Air album "Second Album." Released in 1971 the album featured a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Ian Eyre (bass).  The album featured the classic hit single 'Back Street Luv' along with such classic tracks as 'Young Mother,' 'Jumbo,' 'Puppets,' 'Everdance' and 'Piece of Mind' and was an acclaimed hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc CD / DVD edition of "Second Album" includes five bonus tracks taken from a BBC Radio John Peel session in January 1971 and the entire live performance recorded for the BBC's John Peel's Sunday Concert in March 1971. The release has been re-mastered by Francis Monkman and also includes an additional DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring a recently discovered and previously unreleased promotional film from 1971, Warner Brothers presents Curved Air, featuring the tracks 'It Happened Today,' 'Vivaldi' and 'Screw,' along with the band's appearance filmed for the French TV show Pop Deux in July 1971 and their performances for the German TV show Beat Club the same year.   "Second Album" restores the original album artwork and features a lavishly illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews with Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way and Francis Monkman.

 

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Curved Air/Phantasmagoria [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD + DVD $25.99

Curved Air/Phantasmagoria [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD + DVD $25.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of an expanded two disc edition of the acclaimed Curved Air album "Phantasmagoria." Released in 1972 the album was the first to feature a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Mike Wedgwood (bass, vocals).  The band's third album featured such classic tracks as 'Marie Antoinette,' the album title track and 'Melinda (More or Less)' and was acclaimed and another hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc edition includes three bonus tracks, namely two previously unreleased versions of 'Marie Anotinette' and 'Melinda (More or Less)' with French and Italian lyrics respectively and the non-album single 'Sarah's Concern' (released on CD for the first time).  The release has been remastered by Francis Monkman and also includes a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring the band's appearance on the Belgian TV show "Pop Shop" in 1972 and their performances on the Austrian TV show "Spotlight" the same year.  "Phantasmagoria" features an illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews.

 

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Gryphon/Raindances: The Transatlantic Recordings 1973-1975 [Remastered] ....import double CD $22.99

Gryphon/Raindances: The Transatlantic Recordings 1973-1975 [Remastered] ....import double CD $22.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of "Raindances," a two CD anthology featuring every track from the four albums released by Gryphon on the Transatlantic label between 1973 and 1975.  One of the most original groups to emerge in the progressive era, Gryphon came together at the instigation of Royal College of Music students Richard Harvey and Brian Gulland, initially as a vehicle to fuse traditional English music with Medieval and Renaissance music influences. Utilizing various traditional instruments such as crumhorns, recorders, bassoons and mandolins, Gryphon expanded with the addition of Graeme Taylor on guitar and Dave Oberle on drums and percussion.  Signing to Transatlantic Records, Gryphon released their eponymous debut album in June 1973, adorned in a striking cover designed by Dan Pearce. The uniqueness of their musical style led to a commission to write a score for a stage production of The Tempest in 1974, parts of which formed the band's next album, "Midnight Mushrumps," released in April 1974. By this time bass guitarist Philip Nestor had joined the fold, and the band began to explore more progressive influences (with the album's title track being an 18 minute opus).  The progressive rock influences became even more apparent on Gryphon's acclaimed third album, "Red Queen to Gryphon Three," released in December 1974. The album was one of the most successful of Gryphon's career and the diversity of their music saw Gryphon earn the distinction of being the first artists to appear on all four BBC radio networks in one week. During this time Gryphon also toured as the support act to the legendary band Yes, gaining new followers as a result. "Raindance" was Gryphon's final album for Transatlantic Records. Issued in 1975, the record saw Philip Nestor replaced by Malcolm Bennett and was another successful record.  "Raindances" gathers together all the material from Gryphon's four albums recorded for Transatlantic Records and has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes. This anthology features an illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome and includes exclusive interviews with Richard Harvey, Brian Gulland, Graeme Taylor and Dave Oberle.

Woolly Wolstenholme (& Maestoso)/Strange Worlds: Collection 1980-2010 ....import 7 CD Box Set $54.99

Woolly Wolstenholme (& Maestoso)/Strange Worlds: Collection 1980-2010 ....import 7 CD Box Set $54.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of "Strange Worlds - A Collection 1980 - 2010," a seven CD clamshell box comprising every solo album by Barclay James Harvest founder Woolly Wolstenholme and his band Maestoso.  Described by BJH guitarist John Lees - as "the soul of Barclay James Harvest," Woolly departed BJH in June 1979 to plough his own musical furrow. The 1980 album "Maestoso" was a majestic work with many outstanding highlights. Unfairly overlooked at the time of its release, the album is now regarded as a classic work. A period of touring saw Wolstenholme enter the studio to begin a second album, sadly shelved. Soon after Woolly retired from music, but he would reunite with John Lees of BJH in 1998 to record and tour. "Black Box Recovered," released in 2003, featured all of these abandoned recordings, along with a selection of rare demos and live recordings. In 2004 Woolly and his band Maestoso released the acclaimed album "One Drop in a Dry World," featuring such highlights as 'Blood & Bones,' 'Souk' and 'Carpet.' The limited edition live album "Fiddling Meanly" was issued in 2005 and was a document of a performance at The Mean Fiddler in London the previous year. He continued to record as a solo artist alongside his work with John Lees' Barclay James Harvest, releasing the praised album "Grim" in 2006, following this with his final solo work, "Caterwauling" in 2007.  Woolly Wolstenholme tragically passed away in 2010, leaving a marvellous legacy of work, both as a member of Barclay James Harvest and as a solo artist. "Strange Worlds - A Collection 1980 - 2010" gathers together all of his solo albums (all of which have been unavailable for some years) and adds a 20 track additional CD, "The Unlost Works - Demos & Fragments," a previously unreleased collection of recordings. The set also features an illustrated book with a new essay written by BJH authorities Keith & Monika Domone. "Strange Worlds" is a fitting tribute to the multi-faceted music of the much-missed Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme.

The Residents/I Am a Resident ....CD $17.99
The Residents/I Am a Resident [Special Edition] ....double CD $19.99

The Residents/I Am a Resident [Special Edition] ....double CD $19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, The Residents, long known as the world's most mysterious and reclusive band, announce a new chapter in their lengthy and legendary career - not just a new album but a completely new concept: I Am a Resident!  Having invited fans to record cover versions of their songs via PledgeMusic, the group have reworked that material into the ultimate Residents mashup, editing, looping and over-dubbing to create something entirely new.  Hear The Residents reinterpret their fans' interpretations, creating layer upon layer of music that is both hauntingly familiar and achingly wrong at the same time.  I Am a Resident! is both original and completely unexpected.  Is this revenge for 'The Third Reich 'n Roll'? Or is it The Real Residents?  Exclusive disc two material - stand alone cover version highlights!

Heads Hands & Feet/Tracks ... Plus [Expanded Edition] ....import CD $17.99

Heads Hands & Feet/Tracks ... Plus [Expanded Edition] ....import CD $17.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, this 1972 release is the second from seminal British rock band Heads Hands and Feet.  Features Albert Lee, still a leading British guitarist today, and what fans consider some of his best work.  Also features Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave fame, on bass, guitar, banjo and fiddle.  Other musicians: Pete Gavin (drums), Tony Colton (vocals), Ray Smith (guitar, bass).  Includes HH&F's signature song, the single 'Warming Up the Band' as one of two bonus tracks - The Old Grey Whistle Test clip is a YouTube favourite.  Released by the prestigious Island label in UK.

Glenn Hughes/The Official Bootleg Box Set: Volume One [Remastered Edition] ....import 7 CD Box Set $36.99

Glenn Hughes/The Official Bootleg Box Set: Volume One [Remastered Edition] ....import 7 CD Box Set $36.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, seven CD live archive release by the acclaimed rock vocalist. He's been hailed "The Voice of Rock," and for good reason, as this seven CD live box set ably testifies. When Glenn's 1994 tour hit Japan, always a stronghold of Glenn fans, he was promoting the From Now On... album. Originally released as "Burning Japan Live" the show features 'The Liar,' 'Lay My Body Down' and the title track from the new "From Now On... " album, among an incendiary set that touches on some of the cream of Glenn's back catalog. In a similar collection to the Japanese show on Disc One, the appreciative Danish crowd on Disc Two are treated to a great set with guitarist Eric Anders Bojstedt and keyboard player Mic Michaeli, in a band that also featured Thomas Larsson on guitar, Ian Haugland on drums and John Leven on bass. Disc THree kicks off with four lively Deep Purple classics captured at the Gran Rex Theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 2003. The acoustic set from Sydney, Australia in June 2006 that completes Disc Three sees Glenn delve back to his debut solo platter, Play Me Out. Discs Four and Five kick off with Purple barnstormer 'Stormbringer' from a show at Circo Voador, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil on October 28, 2007. A show from the Belgian venue Spirit of 66 in Verviers on October 16, 2010 is spread across Discs Six and Seven. The show kicks off with Hughes-Thrall's 'Muscle and Blood' followed by Trapeze's 'Touch My Life' and 'Medusa,' the latter covered in 2010 by Black Country Communion. In a band featuring Anders Olinder on keyboards, Sren Anderson on guitar and Pontus Engborg on drums, no Glenn show would be complete without revisiting Deep Purple, represented here with 'Sail Away' originally from 1974's Burn.

 


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Yes/Yessongs 40th Anniversary Edition ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Yes/Yessongs 40th Anniversary Edition ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Yes captured in concert from their 1973 Close to the Edge tour.

 

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Gryphon/Reinvention ....import CD 21.99

Gryphon/Reinvention ....import CD 21.99

2018 release. Would you believe it? Gryphon are releasing an all-new studio album of especially written, previously unheard material - and this comes all of 41 years after their fifth album, way back in 1977. Now they really are the oldest and the newest thing - a legendary British band that's as exhilarating, energetic, unpredictable and addictive now as it ever was. After a one-off sell-out show in 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London the band reformed in 2016 as a six-piece with three new members and since then have been back on the road wowing audiences all over again and rapidly gaining a new fanbase. ReInvention returns in part to their early connection with Lewis Carroll's Alice books, in which they found their name. Guitarist Graeme Taylor has set the White Knight's song 'A-Sitting on a Gate' into an epic 11 minute extravaganza which takes us on a musical journey from a reflective Brittenesque bassoon, clarinet and violin trio introduction, into a prog-rocky dialogue between the White Knight (Brian Gulland) and an 'aged, aged man' (Dave Oberle), through a heavy-metal riff with a suddenly distorted and harmonized bassoon, and thence to a plaintively tragi-comic conclusion to bring us home with a rousing military march. Something for all the family!

Maggie Roche/Where Do I Come From ....double CD $13.99

Maggie Roche/Where Do I Come From ....double CD $13.99

Where Do I Come From is a collection of songs by Maggie Roche (1951-2017) that spans forty years, providing a glimpse into one of our most original American songwriters. Maggie was at the center of the long-running and much-admired music group The Roches, created with her sisters Terre and Suzzy. Maggie composed her songs for three voices to sing, fashioning the signature sound of The Roches. Where Do I Come From is a 32 track 2CD set of Maggies songs, spanning her entire music career from her 1979 duo album with her sister Terre, through the Roches 2007 reunion record. The collection, which has been compiled in close collaboration with Suzzy, also features 4 previously unreleased recordings: Stayin Home, an early song provides a snapshot of a young feisty Maggie as she ventures out into the world. Down the Dream, a live studio track, was recorded after word that Columbia Records had doubts about the progress Maggie and Terre were making in their recording sessions. Another version of the song wound up on Seductive Reasoning, but this demo is classic, unedited Maggie Roche. Where Do I Come From, the title track, was found among Maggies things after her death and is most likely the last song she wrote. The newly recorded Christmas song, Christmas Love, was not written in time to make it onto We Three Kings, the Roches beloved Christmas recording. Her family, in loving memory, sings Christmas Love for this collection.

 

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Rick Wakeman/Live at Ronnie Scotts ....import CD $17.99

Rick Wakeman/Live at Ronnie Scotts ....import CD $17.99

This classic recording shows Rick on stage at the legendary Ronnie Scott's jazz club. Taken from performances on July 22 and 23 of 1997. Rick's band includes his son, Adam Wakeman, drummer Tony Fernandez from The Strawbs, vocalist Chrissie Hammond and bassist Phil Laughlin.

Martin Barre/Roads Less Travelled ....CD $14.99

Martin Barre/Roads Less Travelled ....CD $14.99

Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre presents his phenomenal new solo album featuring 11 original tracks that reflect his incredible 50-year career! The album, Barre says, "reflects my belief in taking music somewhere new" and incorporates both electric and acoustic guitar as well as mandolin, fretless bass, Hammon and more! Barre has been acclaimed as one of the most influential guitarists of all-time with acolytes that include Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani!

Soft Machine/We Did It Again ....import double CD $15.99

Soft Machine/We Did It Again ....import double CD $15.99

Soft Machine are an English jazz rock band from Canterbury, named after the novel The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. They were one of the central bands in the Canterbury scene and although they achieved little commercial success, they are widely considered to have been one of the most influential bands of their era. Disc 1 of this set was recorded live in Paris and features the line up of Hugh Hopper, Mike Ratledge, John Marshall, and Elton Dean. Disc 2 is a compilation of tracks by bands and musicians from the Canterbury scene including Caravan, The Wilde Flowers and Robert Wyatt.

Tangerine Dream/Sessions III ....import CD $15.99

Tangerine Dream/Sessions III ....import CD $15.99

The Sessions III contains instant live compositions (about 77 min of music) from the current TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane. The first track Hanseatic Harbour Lightrs was recorded from the extraordinary show at the very new classic concert hall Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg/Germany on 7th February 2018. The second track OST was recorded during their performance at the Synasthesie Festival III at Volksbuhne in Berlin. Tangerine Dream are very much enjoying their new respectively revived concept of performing a so-called real time composition session at the end of their concerts. We hope that you will enjoy these spontaneous and exceptional live tracks - inspired by the location and a great audience as well.

 

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Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield/Live at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach ....import CD $19.99

Rick Danko & Paul Butterfield/Live at the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach ....import CD $19.99

Rick Danko was a Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter and singer, best known as a member of The Band. After leaving The Band in 1977, Danko teamed up with bluesman Paul Butterfield touring together as the Danko/Butterfield Band. Among the songs they covered was "Sail On, Sailor," originally recorded by The Beach Boys, with Blondie Chaplin, who toured with Danko/Butterfield, on guitar and vocals. This set is taken from a show recorded on Danko's 1979 tour with Butterfield, and sits alongside our other Danko/ Butterfield release Live from the Blue Note Boulder CO 1979.

Fred Frith Trio/Closer to the Ground ....CD $19.99

Fred Frith Trio/Closer to the Ground ....CD $19.99

With their second album the Fred Frith Trio with Jason Hoopes and Jordan Glenn continues to explore the dimension of the guitar trio. "Closer to the Ground" is all about sound, mood, texture, ideas, and atmosphere. Playful, intimate, and bound together, the Fred Frith Trio reminds us of what listening is all about. With a lifetime of experience across almost every field of musical endeavor, Frith stretches out in the company of two stalwarts of the vibrant Bay Area music scene who each have their own stories to tell. As this is also Frith's touring band, many of these themes were already road tested so even at their most in-the-moment creative, this trio remains dense and tight. "Three extravagantly creative musicians employed in making music like we've never heard before," writes Canadian critic Raul da Gama.

Jean-Michel Jarre/Planet Jarre [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD $25.99

Jean-Michel Jarre/Planet Jarre [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD $25.99

Two CD set. 2018 collection from the French electronic music pioneer. Planet Jarre is a compilation studio album celebrating 50 years in the music business. A total of 41 tracks have been hand-picked, remastered and retouched by Jarre himself. Jean-Michel Jarre is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres. His first mainstream success was the 1976 album Oxygne. More albums were to follow, but his 1979 concert served as a blueprint for his future performances around the world. Several of his albums have been released to coincide with large-scale outdoor events, and he is now perhaps as well-known as a performer as he is as a musician.

 

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Jean-Michel Jarre/Geometry of Love ....import CD $12.99

Jean-Michel Jarre/Geometry of Love ....import CD $12.99

Digitally remastered edition of this album from the French electronic music pioneer. Geometry of Love is the fifteenth studio album by Jean-Michel Jarre, originally released in October 2003. This album has more in common with the preceding Sessions 2000 album than releases prior, but the style here is still more electronica than jazz. The music was to be lounge music, played in the background or in the chill-out area of a club. The album was commissioned by Jean-Roch, as a soundtrack for his VIP Room nightclub in France.

Jean-Michel Jarre/Metamorphoses ....import CD $12.99

Jean-Michel Jarre/Metamorphoses ....import CD $12.99

Digitally remastered edition of this album from the French electronic music pioneer. Metamorphoses is the thirteenth studio album by Jean-Michel Jarre, originally released in January 2000. This album was, to fans, a surprising break from his previous works, as it makes extensive use of vocal elements, as well as house, techno, trance, dance-pop, breakbeat, and downtempo sounds. The vocal elements are not short, sampled pieces as highlighted in his album Zoolook, but longer, more integral parts of the work, and thus quite surprising for an artist known for his instrumental works. Metamorphoses is also Jarre's first album to contain actual songs with lyrics. Jarre's own voice is heard through a vocoder in many of the songs, but the album contains several other singers as well, mostly female singers.

Wishbone Ash/Just Testing ....import CD $15.99

Wishbone Ash/Just Testing ....import CD $15.99

Out of print in the U.S. Just Testing is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Wishbone Ash. The Martin Turner songs dominate on his final album with this line-up. The bass lines are great and the interaction between Andy Powell and Laurie Wisefield is superb. This album, in fact, features some of his typically stellar work. He has a vocal style that is perfect for their particular style of music. Turner's best song on the album, 'Lifeline,' soars on the backs of the band's two outstanding guitarists. Also check out Andy Powell's solos on 'Insomnia.' Additional musicians on the album are Ian Kewley on organ (Johnny Hallyday, Paul Young, David Gilmour, etc.) and vocals by Claire Hamill.

John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension/Live in San Francisco ....CD $18.99

John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension/Live in San Francisco ....CD $18.99

'This recording of the final set at the Warfield Theatre brings to full circle the amazing advent of The Mahavishnu Orchestra In 1971, and its renaissance this night in San Francisco,' mused the boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin. On his farewell tour of America, which comprised of 25 concerts, John invited one his favorite musician, guitarist Jimmy Herring and his band 'The Invisible Whip' to explore the timeless music he had created four decades ago. Abstract Logix issues Live in San Francisco - a souvenir of a sold-out concert at the historic Warfield Theatre, a beloved venue last visited by John McLaughlin thirty six years ago. In the 4th Dimension - Ranjit Barot (drums, konokol), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M'Bapp (bass) and in The Invisible Whip - Kevin Scott (Bass), Matt Slocum (Clavinet and B3), Jason Crosby (Fender Rhodes, Violin, Vocals) and Jeff Sipe (Drums) - The Meeting of the Spirits tour featured a 9-piece orchestra that further amplified the seminal music he created in the '70s, documented in albums - 'Birds of Fire,' 'Inner Mountain Flame' and 'Visions of Emerald Beyond.'

Richard Thompson/13 Rivers ....CD $14.99

Richard Thompson/13 Rivers ....CD $14.99

2018 release. 13 Rivers is the artists first self-produced record in over a decade. 13 Rivers is a very stripped down, bare-bones recording and, according to Thompson, the album is a reflection of current events that have happened in his life. "This has been an intense year for myself and my family, getting older doesn't mean that life gets easier! There are surprises around every bend. I think this reflects in the immediacy of the stories, and the passion in the songs. Sometimes I am speaking directly about events, at other times songs are an imaginative spin on what life throws at you. The music is just a mirror to life, but we try to Polish that mirror as brightly as possible." The album was recorded at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles, California. 13 Rivers features Richards regular accompanists, Michael Jerome and Taras Prodaniuk, as well as Thompsons guitar tech, Bobby Eichorn, on second guitar. Each track on the album was recorded in analog, with minimal overdubbing.

 

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John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites/Live at Rockpalast: Dortmund 1980 ....import double CD + DVD $24.99

John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites/Live at Rockpalast: Dortmund 1980 ....import double CD + DVD $24.99

John Cipollina made American rock history as a co-founder of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Copperhead. A typical "Jam Area" musician, he played in a number of bands, like Terry And The Pirates, Huey Lewis and Robert Hunter ("Dark Star") of the Grateful Dead. Nick Gravenites is born in Chicago 1938, founder of Electric Flag and member of Janis Joplin's Big Brother And The Holding Company.

Paul Carrack/These Days ....CD $17.99

Paul Carrack/These Days ....CD $17.99

It's Paul's 17th album, a run that began way back in 1980, but which has been building real, independent momentum since he formed his own Carrack-UK label in 2000 with the landmark 'Satisfy My Soul' release. Since the turn of the century, Paul has quietly built a huge, loyal fan base, the audience that not only devours his albums, but turns out to see his frequent, extensive tours in their thousands. He's done that the only way he knows, by making high-quality, accessible pop-soul with unmissable hooks and lyrics that say something about all of our lives. That's more true than ever on 'These Days.' The album's stunning line-up features Paul on keyboards and guitar and regular bandmate Jeremy Meek on bass, joined by Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, Pretenders, Norah Jones, John Mayer) on lead guitar and drummer Steve Gadd, Paul's Eric Clapton bandmate who has graced the work of everyone from Steely Dan to James Taylor. As if their exemplary playing wasn't enough, the album's horn section is handpicked and overseen by the mighty Pee Wee Ellis, the American saxophone ace who was an integral part of James Brown's shows and records of the vintage 'Cold Sweat' era. Five tracks on 'These Days' have lyrics by Paul's friend, former Squeeze bandmate and consummate wordsmith Chris Difford.

 

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Tangekanic/Hotel Can't Afford It ....CD $15.99

Tangekanic/Hotel Can't Afford It ....CD $15.99

Tangekanic is a hybrid band featuring members of The Tangent and Karmakanic. Hotel Cantaffordit - a live "bootleg" style recording of a show recorded at the New Jersey Proghouse in October, 2017 - features material from both bands' recent output and concentrates on pieces from Karmakanic's Dot and The Tangent's The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery. A new collaborative track Sanctuary in Music - written in response to the massacre at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas - also features. Tangekanic is: Jonas Reingold - bass guitar, Andy Tillison - keyboards & vocals, Luke Machin - guitars & backing vocals, Steve Roberts - drums, Gorna Edman - vocals.

 

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David Cross & Andrew Keeling/English Sun ....import CD $20.99

David Cross & Andrew Keeling/English Sun ....import CD $20.99

David Cross was the violinist with the King Crimson band which created 'Larks' Tongues in Aspic' and Andrew Keeling is a contemporary composer and flautist. The two musicians collaborated on a series of improvisations, which has evolved into this beautiful collection of electric violin and flute duets, 'English Sun.' There is a common heritage at work here that goes far deeper than it's clear classical and rock components. This is new music by anybody's standard.

 

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Judy Dyble/Earth Is Sleeping ....import CD $15.99

Judy Dyble/Earth Is Sleeping ....import CD $15.99

Judy Dyble returns with her new solo album released in the wake of her success of her 2017 collaboration with Andy Lewis 'Summer Dancing.'  The former Fairport Convention/Trader Horne vocalist found herself praised for that albums English psychedelia and it received strong radio play on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 from the likes of Mark Radcliffe and Gideon Coe.  The new album highlights Judy's vocal and song-writing talent. It displays her teenage song-writing influences; Joni Michelle, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs and bringing her modern day view to this sound.

 

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Wishbone Ash/Here to Hear ....import CD $18.99

Wishbone Ash/Here to Hear ....import CD $18.99

Wishbone Ash, famous for their twin lead guitars, melodic songwriting and complex instrumental style is with 'Here to Hear,' their 15th and long-time most sought after studio album, back in their original line-up since 1973's 'Wishbone Four.' The album contains songs mostly written and sung by founding members Martin Turner (bass/keys/lead vocals) and Ted Turner (guitar/vocals). Some songs are co-written by Andy Powell (guitar/ vocals) and Steve Upton (drums). The highlight of this album is the interplay between the great underappreciated guitar duo of Ted Turner and Andy Powell and the enigmatic but wonderfully evocative track "Lost Cause in Paradise."

 

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Twelfth Night/Fact and Fiction [The Definitive Edition] ....triple CD $29.99

Twelfth Night/Fact and Fiction [The Definitive Edition] ....triple CD $29.99

Fact And Fiction is the latest of the Twelfth Night original albums to be given the Definitive Edition treatment, and released by the excellent F2/Festival Music label. However, in a change to the previous releases, rather than augment the original LP with other tracks that featured in the band's live set at the time, this time there is more focus on the original tracks giving a glimpse of how they developed through the various processes of writing, rehearsing, demoing, recording, and finally being played live.   In addition as a number of cover versions and re-workings already existed, new recordings were commissioned from band members, contemporaries and current artists to show how other artists interpreted the tracks, and these really complement the Twelfth Night versions, and bring out the true strength of the original songs.  To accompany the CDs there are some extensive, sleeve notes written specially, including an extract from Michael Anthony's 'Words & Music' book that reviews Geoff's lyric writing in incisive detail. In addition there are never-before seen scans of some of Geoff's original handwritten lyrics and sketches, as well as new photos, etc.  The content of the three CDs is: Disc One - Studio 1982, Disc Two - Live 1983-2012 and Demos 1982, Disc Three - Covers & Interpretations 1983-2018.

Marillion/Smoke [Live] ....CD $16.99
Marillion/Mirrors [Live] ....double CD $18.99

Marillion/Smoke [Live] ....CD $16.99                Marillion/Mirrors [Live] ....double CD $18.99

From January through September 2018 a carefully curated and strictly limited and numbered series of Marillion live albums will be released in retail stores across the globe for the very first time. Each of these individual concerts perfectly captures the unique magic around Marillion. This Ltd Ed series consists of 10 fantastic live albums, each limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, which will be released in pairs in a bi-monthly cycle. Smoke and Mirrors were recorded on Saturday and Sunday of the Marillion Weekend in Minehead, England in 2005. Together the two performances work as an equilibrium; Smoke on Saturday featuring Marillion s most up-beat and high-energy songs and Mirrors on Sunday showcasing the slower and more atmospheric side of the band.

Rick Wakeman/Amazing Grace ....CD + DVD $18.99

Rick Wakeman/Amazing Grace ....CD + DVD $18.99

Rick Wakeman's interest in music began at an early age and it was originally thought that a career as a classical pianist lay in store for Rick and a spell at the Royal College Of Music would seem to support this theory. Unfortunately Rick preferred playing in bands and appearing on the lucrative session circuit than studying as a classical pianist and decided to leave the Royal College of Music or was perhaps gently pushed in that direction depending on whose story you believe. Whatever the facts one thing is certain Rick Wakeman was in heavy demand playing sessions for some of the biggest names in pop music at this time (Late sixties/early seventies) and as such played on many hit singles including records by Brotherhood Of Man, Cat Stevens, T. Rex and also played on the David Bowie single Space Oddity. Around this time Rick also decided to join the British folk rock band the Strawbs and it was with this band that Rick first caught the attention of the band with whom he is most closely associated... Yes. This 2007 release is a stunning set of interpretations of devotional Christian music.

 

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Man/Legal Bootleg Live '99 ....CD $17.99

Man/Legal Bootleg Live '99 ....CD $17.99

Live album from the Welsh legends. Man is one of the most iconic British bands of the last half century. The Man band first came together as the Bystanders in 1964. The band managed to release many singles during the period between 1964 and 1968. The band became Man when Deke Leonard from another Welsh band The Dream joined and the band signed to Pye records. The music that the Man band performed however was very much removed from the pop sensibilities of The Bystanders and more in keeping with the West Coast sound of American bands such as The Quicksilver Messenger Service. The band would record two albums for Pye (Revelation and 2ozs Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle) before leaving the label to sign with the more progressively minded Liberty records in 1970 and were to remain with the label until 1976 when they signed with MCA. Following the deal with MCA the band released just one more studio album (The Welsh Connection) before announcing their decision to call it a day following one more tour that would be recorded and finally be released as All's Well That Ends Well. Throughout the seventies the band had undergone a number of changes with members coming and going at an alarming rate with Deke Leonard leaving and joining and Martin Ace leaving and also returning briefly. During the years that followed the split the various members all concentrated on solo projects however in 1983 the band decided to re-form and head out on the road and play gigs and record again. And they were just as good as ever, as you can hear on this extraordinary slice of vintage British head music.

Beefheart Jr./Temporarily Immortal ....CD $15.99

Beefheart Jr./Temporarily Immortal ....CD $15.99

The long-awaited solo project from famed drummer for the legendary cult band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Robert Williams! Features guest appearances by guitarist Mike Miller (Chick Corea / Yellowjackets), Rob Love, and others!

 

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Osibisa/Black Magic Night: Live ....import CD $24.99

Osibisa/Black Magic Night: Live ....import CD $24.99

Osibisa are a Ghanaian Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. They were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the establishment of world music. Black Magic Night was recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in 1977.

 

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Little Feat/Live from Neon Park ....import double CD $16.99

Little Feat/Live from Neon Park ....import double CD $16.99

Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in 1979, shortly before his death. Surviving members reformed Little Feat in 1987, remaining intermittently active to the present. Although the band has undergone several changes in it's lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, boogie, country, folk, gospel, soul, funk and jazz fusion influences. Guitarist Jimmy Page stated Little Feat was his favourite American band in a 1975 Rolling Stone interview. Live from Neon Park, released in 1996, is the band's second live album. The name of the album was suggested by a Little Feat fan in memory of the then recent passing of long-time Little Feat album cover artist and friend of the band, Neon Park.

 

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Steve Reich/Drumming ....double CD $25.99

Steve Reich/Drumming ....double CD $25.99

Steve Reich's Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan music, Reich revolutionized our understanding of polyrhythms, sculpting a new sonic territory to illuminate the radical potential of Minimalism. Divided into four sections, performed without pause, Drumming is written for eight small tuned drums, three marimbas, three glockenspiels, piccolo and voice. The singers recite melodic patterns that mimic the sounds of the instruments, gradually rising to the surface and then fading out. The overall effect can be transfixing-pulling listeners into the rhythm and possessing a raw immediacy, directness and energy. The premier performances of Drumming took place in December 1971 in New York City-first at The Museum of Modern Art, then at Brooklyn Academy of Music and finally at Town Hall where this recording was made-and featured the composer along with a cast of longtime collaborators including Art Murphy, Steve Chambers, Russ Hartenberger, James Preiss, Jon Gibson, Joan La Barbara, Judy Sherman, Jay Clayton, Ben Harms, Gary Burke, Frank Maefsky and James Ogden. Originally released in 1972 by gallerist John Gibson in a small private edition, Drumming represents the culmination of Reich's investigation into rhythmic phase relationships and it's early realization captures a remarkably organic feel, especially compared to the more widely known version on Deutsche Grammophon from 1974.

 

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The Residents/Rmx ....double CD $17.99

The Residents/Rmx ....double CD $17.99

The Residents are fiddlers. Not fiddle players, just fiddlers. They like to play around and see different ways their songs could sound. They call this RMX. Some say RMX stands for remix but with The Residents, who knows? While the RMX concept is mostly associated with two album projects (The King and Eye RMX and WB:RMX), The Residents had also tinkered with individual songs. These were released as free streaming tracks on the band's official MySpace page (yes, they had one). In 2007 most of these tracks were collected in a compilation simply titled RMX, first made available on iTunes. Never before have this tunes been available on a physical release, so we are now glad to present you RMX as a CD including two previously unreleased rmx's! New cover artwork by Pore Know Graphics.

The Residents/Ghost of Hope ....CD $15.99

The Residents/Ghost of Hope ....CD $15.99

Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era's elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic. Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else - except, of course, The Residents. The album features guest collaborator Eric Drew Feldman - who has worked with everybody cool, so he's already in your record collection.

 

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CCS/A's B's & Rarities ....import CD $17.99

CCS/A's B's & Rarities ....import CD $17.99

CCS were a British group of mainly studio musicians led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner. The personnel included guitarist Peter Thorup, one of Denmark's most important blues musicians, and former Blue Mink members/studio musicians guitarist Alan Parker known from a.o. David Bowie, Donovan, Walker Brothers and the Top of the Pops tune "Whole Lotta Love," Herbie Flowers known from a.o. David Bowie, Lou Reed (the bass line of "Walk On The Wild Side"), Bryan Ferry & George Harrison, Blue Mink founder Roger Coulam on the bass guitar and Tom Jones drummer Barry Morgan. Their biggest hits were "Tap Turns On The Water" and the Donovan song "Walking."

 

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Clannad/Turas 1980 ....double CD $20.99

Clannad/Turas 1980 ....double CD $20.99

Travelling back in time when Clannad was well known for their interpretations of traditional Irish folk songs. As their international breakthrough happened a few years later, on this day in January 1980 Clannad followed the roots of all their inspirations and played to an enthusiastic audience in Bremen, Germany. It was one of the last times that Clannad played that pure and simple.

Alan Davey/Al Chemical's Lysergic Orchestra Vol. 2 ....import CD $15.99

Alan Davey/Al Chemical's Lysergic Orchestra Vol. 2 ....import CD $15.99

The wildly experimental and weirdly creative album from former Hawkwind bassist, Alan Davey! Originally released in 2013, this album continues Davey's well-received solo musical mindtrip! Includes a track that was inspired by a poem by Davey's former bandmate Robert Calvert!

 

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Richard Thompson/Rumor and Sigh ....Hybrid SACD $39.99

Richard Thompson/Rumor and Sigh ....Hybrid SACD $39.99

Limited hybrid SACD edition mastered from the original master tapes. Richard Thompson manages all of his usual superhuman feats on Rumor and Sigh. Rippled, vibrant guitar lines that sound like they're coming from four guitars? Check. Lyrics that expose the delicate quirks of human behavior in witty, truthful manners? Here. Engaging vocals that arrive as if they are sung only to you, the words doubling as whispered thoughts in your own head? Yep. But Rumor and Sigh goes further by featuring astute, lively production and well-planned arrangements ranking the 1991 album as one of the - if not the most - cohesive and accessible efforts of Thompson's storied career. And now, courtesy of Mobile Fidelity, it's his best-sounding record. Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2000 numbered copies, this hybrid SACD breathes with an effervescent openness that makes the music emerge with a livelier sheen, standout dynamics, and unstoppable energy. This definitive digital edition makes it immediately evident Rumor and Sigh ensures as a very special album - a cohesive, varied, and fun set spiked with some of Thompson's finest compositions and an exoticism that extends to the modest use of the hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, concertina, and crumhorn.

 

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Wounded Bird

Available for a Limited Time Only!

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

Count Basie/Super Chief ....CD $16.99
Bob and Ray/The Two and Only ....CD $17.99 (small hole in gem case)
Larry Coryell & Steve Kahn/Two for the Road ....CD $14.99 (small hole in gem case)
Hall & Oates/No Goodbyes ....CD $39.99
Hubert Laws/Say It with Silence ....CD $8.99
Pure Food & Drug Act/Choice Cuts ....CD $21.99 (small hole in gem case)
The Searchers/Love's Melodies ....CD $15.99
Vicious Rumors/Plug In and Hang On - Live in Tokyo ....CD $24.99





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


Gary

The Artist Shop
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# 758

August 7, 2018

 

Hi, folks,

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

In Today's Newsletter

DGM: King Crimson, Travis & Fripp
Manticore: 3.2, Emerson Lake & Palmer
Zappa Records: Frank Zappa
ReR Recommended: Peter Blegvad, Allen Ravenstine, Vitor Rua & Metaphysical Angels, ZNR
Repertoire: JCM, Chris Spedding, The Blues Band, Tom McGuinness
Toff: Peter Gee
Caroline/EMI: Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman, Paul McCartney, John Abercrombie, Styx, Jeff Beck, Steve Tibbetts, Mick Ronson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Paco DeLucia, John Scofield, Jimmy Smith, David Clayton-Thomas, Roger Daltrey
Burning Shed: Rick Wakeman, Yes, Soft Machine, Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin, Man, Richard Barbieri, Ted & Majella Turner, Birth Control, Regal Worm, Galasphere 347, Matt Baber, Jan Akkerman, Klaus Schulze, Big Big Train, Gianluca D'Alessio, Marianne Faithfull, Thomas Dolby, John Coltrane, Fairport Convention
Ryko/WEA/ADA: David Bowie, Nick Mason, Phil Collins, Crack the Sky, Grateful Dead, Bert Jansch, Klaus Schulze, Jethro Tull, Graham Nash, Yes, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Buffalo Springfield, Tangents, Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton, Tom Waits, Chicago, Vince Guaraldi, John Adams, Midge Ure, John Wesley Harding
Wounded Bird: Count Basie, Bob and Ray, Larry Coryell & Steve Kahn, Hall & Oates, Hubert Laws, Pure Food & Drug Act, Lee Ritenour, The Searchers, Vicious Rumors


DGM

Coming Soon!!!

King Crimson/Meltdown: Live in Mexico ....triple CD + Blu-Ray $43.99

King Crimson/Meltdown: Live in Mexico ....triple CD + Blu-Ray $43.99

A 3CD/1Blu-Ray set featuring over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson's five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras.  The Blu-Ray contains over two hours of multi-camera HD recorded footage, audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM, hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA (with 'picture off' mode allowing the music to be heard independently in lossless audio).  Meltdown includes, for the first time with this line-up, audio recordings of Breathless, Discipline, Moonchild and Tony and Jeremy's nightly Cadenza improvs.  Mixed by King Crimson member Bill Rieflin from full multi-track recordings and presented in two mini-vinyl style gatefold packs with booklet - including photos by Tony Levin and sleeve notes - enclosed in an outer slipcase.  A comprehensive overview of a band at the peak of its performing ability.

 

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King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2018 ....double CD $24.99

King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2018 ....double CD $24.99

A companion to the successful 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Tour Boxes, the 2018 Elements Tour Box was originally created for concert venue sales on King Crimson's 2018 European tour.  As with previous releases in the series, the full variety of King Crimson's music is presented over 2 CDs with extracts from rehearsals, new live recordings, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes and finished recordings from 1969-2017, many of which make their first appearance on CD (including many by the current line-up, such as the Jakko Jakszyk/Gavin Harrison demo recording of Discipline).   Every line-up is featured across the double CD set.  Packaged in a DVD-sized fold out digipak style book case with a 24 page booklet including sleeve notes by co-compiler Sid Smith, photos of memorabilia, full info about the 2017 tour and a number of band and individual photos of the current band line-up.

Travis & Fripp/Between the Silence ....import triple CD 25.99

Travis & Fripp/Between the Silence ....import triple CD 25.99

Between The Silence is a specially priced three CD set comprising three complete concerts recorded in 2009 and 2010. Evocative Soundscapes and inventive improvs collide in the most wondrous of ways. Travis & Fripp has proved to be one of the most enduring of Robert Fripp's many duo projects - all the more remarkable given that both musicians are consistently involved in other projects. For Fripp, a renewed King Crimson has been a primary musical enterprise since 2014, while Travis has in recent years recorded and toured with David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, Soft Machine and more. Most of the music featured is new to CD, with only two tracks having appeared in different/edited form on the album Follow. As ever the music produced by Travis & Fripp remains wonderfully difficult to neatly categorize - sometimes quiet, but never to the extent that it could be described as 'ambient' - improvisational, but not in such a manner as to call it 'jazz' - using electronics, but not resulting in music that could be described as 'electronica.' It is, nonetheless, music that has touched a great many people - both in concert and as presented on discs - with this release marking the duo's fifth recorded release. Given that cheerful defiance of categorization, it is probably no surprise that other methods are being employed to bring the music to an even wider audience. Simultaneous with the preparation of the music for the album, a series of three generative music apps based on the music of Travis & Fripp has been developed by Peter Chilvers. Each app will play a unique combination of elements of Travis & Fripp performances every time it is opened.

 

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Manticore

Coming Soon!!!

3.2/The Rules Have Changed ....CD $13.99
3.2/The Rules Have Changed [Japanese pressing] ....import CD $39.99

3.2/The Rules Have Changed ....CD $13.99

In October 2015, conversations about a new "3" album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Keith about releasing the long delayed 3 follow up album. Along with renewed fan interest in the band and those conversations, Berry had sparked revived enthusiasm from Keith Emerson for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas and song collaborations ultimately paved the groundwork for this new release to be called 3.2. Everything was set. Song ideas, studio time, record contract… and then, that dark day. Emerson's untimely death made the album an uncertainty. Robert was left with Keith Emerson's final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone, to long discussions about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be produced. After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson's musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with '3' some 30 years ago. The final result is 3.2, a reboot of the original "3" project, centered on Robert Berry's amazing talents. This is a record that deserves to be heard by each and every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes some exquisite musical parts, which every progressive music fan will be delighted to indulge in.  The Japanese pressing includes one bonus track - the instrumental 'Sailor's Hornpipe.'

 

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Emerson Lake & Palmer/Lucky Man ....double CD $16.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Lucky Man ....double CD $16.99

The Masters Collection is a brand new label from BMG designed to give an introduction to an artist and their catalogue of work. Formed in 1970, Emerson Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.

 

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Zappa Records

Coming Soon!!!

Frank Zappa/200 Motels ....DVD $18.99

 

200 Motels is Frank Zappa's outrageous, psychedelic precursor to the birth of the music video - his hilarious response to the burning question of what to do with road-wrecked musicians. Should they rip off the motel's towels and ashtrays or merely quit the group? Dare they rebel against the tyranny of the merciless Zappa? "The Mothers of Invention," as irrepressible as Zappa himself, wreck havoc in Centerville, a "typical" American town with it's Rancid Boutique, Cheesy Motel, Fake Nightclub, Redneck Eats Cafe, groupies and an honest-to-goodness Main Street. Ringo Starr, in Zappa disguise and carrying an oil lamp, narrates. Theodore Bikel is government agent Rance Muhammitz.

 


ReR Recommended

Coming Soon!!!

Peter Blegvad/Bandbox ....6 CD Set $74.99

Peter Blegvad/Bandbox ....6 CD Set $74.99

6 CDs and 72pp booklet. Containing all the Blegvad Trio and Quintet studio releases: Downtime, Just Woke Up, Hangman's Hill and Go Figure - all re-mastered and repackaged - plus two additional CDs of unreleased studio recordings and live performances, mostly featuring songs not available on the studio CDs - as well, of course, as a fat, definitive, book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections by the main actors, all neatly assembled in a sturdy box.

Allen Ravenstine/Waiting for the Bomb ....CD $16.99

Allen Ravenstine/Waiting for the Bomb ....CD $16.99

Eccentricity in music is tricky in that it's difficult to embrace it in moderation without it coming off as.overly & gratingly deliberate, or teetering.into full-blown novelty. Pere Ubu co-founder Allen Ravenstine's Waiting for the Bomb is a rare exception where peculiarity, nuance & genuine warmth align in such a way as to perch right on that edge and it is all the more evocative because of it.  Pere Ubu's Allen Ravenstine, believed missing in action, is back with a timely reminder of the importance of quality and swimming against the tide. Allen became a commercial airline pilot and designed simulator stress tests for other airline pilots. Now retirement has brought him back to music and modular synthesis and in this unusual recording he arrives at a hybrid musical form that is more or less without precedent: discursive, digressive and disrupted by generic and emotional shifts; a music in which real-world sounds and real-world instruments occasionally argue with - or complement - the electronic current; there's agon here - and narrative. For a largely abstract and instrumental recording, that's a real achievement. These pieces and the interactions between them cumulatively capture an historical moment - allusively and elusively, out of the corner of their eyes. For Moog Theremini,Doepfler Dark Energy Korg MS 20, Rare Waves Grendel Grenadier drone synthesizer, computer, trumpet, bass, drums, percussion and piano.

 

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Vitor Rua & Metaphysical Angels/When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough ....double CD $16.99

Vitor Rua & Metaphysical Angels/When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough ....double CD $16.99

The spirit of enquiry and experiment is still alive and kicking - in Portugal anyway. On this double CD, Vitor looks twice at the same material. On CD one we get his unique take on guitar improvisation, which is electric, songlike and mixes genres in an unusual way. Then he takes all the pieces on that CD and orchestrates them with drums, bass, piano, guitar, clarinet and trumpet, to make a duplicate CD on which the same pieces appear as quite different pieces. You can choose one or the other, or compare the takes - or try to unpick the process by listening. And the band lists some of the leading figures of the Portuguese avant-jazz, and indie rock scenes.

 

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Peter Blegvad/Go Figure ....CD $16.99

Peter Blegvad/Go Figure ....CD $16.99

After 19 years, the return of the Peter Blegvad Trio, in supernal form and now a quintet with Karen Mantler and Bob Drake. Recorded over 10 days at studio Midi-Pyrenees the old way: sitting in a room, working on arrangements, rehearsing a bit and then quickly recording to capture every nuance and interaction: your front seat in our hi-tech sitting room. The sound is the best so far and the playing is organically elastic, giving form to a glittering chain of lapidary songs crafted by a master of the form. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll change your life and join the circus. It's never too late.

ZNR/Traite De Mecanique Populaire ....CD $16.99

ZNR/Traite De Mecanique Populaire ....CD $16.99

The second and last release by this most exquisite and eccentric of groups, who hardly touched the world of working bands, and whose existence was tenuous, flickering, mythological - and yet who managed, stealthily, to find its way in time to legendary status - rather like Duchamp's fountain - by leaving an indelible trace in recorded form of their verifiable existence. There's been nothing like them before or since. Though, if Captain Beefheart had been Erik Satie...

 


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JCM/Heroes ....import CD $24.99

JCM/Heroes ....import CD $24.99

The brand new album from JCM. Featuring legendary drummer and bandleader Jon Hiseman, guitarist Clem Clempson and bassist and vocalist Mark Clarke.  Eleven tracks including two superb bonus tracks - 'Foyers of Fun' and 'Grease the Wheels.'  Jon Hiseman, the legendary drummer and bandleader who took Colosseum to fame in the 1970s, has formed an exciting new group called JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke). The trio comprises of Clem Clempson on lead guitar and vocals, Mark Clarke on bass and lead vocals, with of course Jon on drums. Jon: "I always like to do albums with a theme. When I thought of all the guys I have played with over the years, who have now sadly passed away, it seemed right to do an album as a tribute to their memory. So, this record is dedicated to all our musical heroes." Hiseman's Heroes include wild man of the Hammond organ and saxophone Graham Bond and saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith, as well as a plethora of guitarists, notably Jack Bruce, Gary Moore, Ollie Halsall, Alan Holdsworth and Larry Coryell. JCM's debut album has already been hailed as 'amazing.'

 

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Chris Spedding/Friday the 13th ....import CD $20.99

Chris Spedding/Friday the 13th ....import CD $20.99

Reissue of the 1981 live album in slimline digisleeve! Recorded in 1981 at Trax in New York City this album has now been remastered for this re release. The 10 tracks featuring fan favourites such as "Motor Bikin'" and "Guitar Jamboree" as well as the punk anthem "Pogo Dancing." Spedding has here the help from bass player Busta Jones and drummer Tony Machine. The booklet contains new liner notes by Chris Welch.

 

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Chris Spedding/Enemy Within ....import CD $22.99

Chris Spedding/Enemy Within ....import CD $22.99

Chris Spedding was living in New York when he cut the sessions that resulted in his 1986 album. The British born guitarist assembled a tight rhythm section to accompany him on a range of high-energy songs that exemplify his own diverse musical tastes. Among the backing musicians are the new wave drummer Anton Fig, together with Carter Cathcart on bass and keyboards. The leader sings, plays guitar and Casio - the keyboard instrument much in vogue during the 1980s. Expertly remastered for CD with new liner notes by Chris Welch.

 

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Chris Spedding/Just Plug Him In ....import CD $20.99

Chris Spedding/Just Plug Him In ....import CD $20.99

Reissue of the classic 1991 live album in slimline digisleeve! Spedding's playing is showcased across 14 tracks recorded in the 1970s and 1980s in the USA, UK and Germany and feature performances of hits like "Motor Bikin'," "Guitar Jamboree," "Shakin' All Over" and "Gunfight." All tracks have been remastered for this release and in addition there are also new liner notes written by Chris Welch.

 

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The Blues Band/The Rooster Crowed ....import CD $22.99

The Blues Band/The Rooster Crowed ....import CD $22.99

The Blues Band's new studio album 'The Rooster Crowed' confirms that the musicians - Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Gary Fletcher and Rob Townsend - after nearly forty years together, have lost none of their passion, nor expertise for the blues music they love. Twelve tracks, nine of them brand new original songs written within the band and three rearrangements of traditional blues songs, recorded over a three day period last year, prove this - just listen!

 

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Tom McGuinness/Second Glance ....import CD $20.99

Tom McGuinness/Second Glance ....import CD $20.99

Digipack edition with 12 brand new recordings! Second Glance is the new album by Tom McGuinness - guitarist with Manfred Mann, The Blues Band and McGuinness Flint. Featuring twelve songs written by Tom including three in collaboration with Grammy award-winning songwriter, Graham Lyle. The songs draw on Tom's many musical influences, but the underlying core of the music is always the blues.

 

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Toff

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Peter Gee/The Bible ....import CD $21.99

Peter Gee/The Bible ....import CD $21.99

Peter Gee is the bassist in top UK progressive rock band Pendragon. "The Bible" is the first full blown concept album and the most ambitious work that Peter Gee has ever written, over 69 minutes, and showcases the amazing vocal talents of Josh Brown, Becky Brannigan and Hayley Oliver, with regular Steve Christey (Jadis) on drums. The album also features the beautiful instrumental playing of Rhiannon Davies on violin and Daniel Bristow on trumpet.  Peter Gee says that this is an album that he has wanted to make for the whole of his life, and this project has now been realized, through the three key elements of: the music, produced by Peter Gee and Rob Aubrey (producer of Big Big Train and IQ), the wonderful narration by John Taylor, and the stunning cover illustration by Simon Williams (who painted the covers for "The Masquerade Overture," "The Window Of Life" and "The World" albums by Pendragon).

 

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Caroline/EMI

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Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....double CD $19.99
Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....Blu-Ray $21.99
Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin & Rick Wakeman/Yes Live at the Apollo ....DVD $16.99

 

In 2016, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman brought together their incredible talents and long experience of working in Yes to take to the road for a series of concerts celebrating Yes' musical legacy of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured first in North America and then brought their live show to the UK in early 2017, including this performance captured at the Manchester Apollo. The band are in superb form in front of a sell-out crowd who are clearly loving every minute of the show which includes classic tracks such as Roundabout, Owner of a Lonely Heart, And You and I, Hold On, Heart of the Sunrise, Rhythm of Love, I've Seen All Good People, Awaken and many more. Line-up Jon Anderson (vocals, guitar, harp); Trevor Rabin (guitar, vocals); Rick Wakeman (keyboards) With Lee Pomeroy (bass) and Lou Molino III (drums). Region Free Blu-Ray, 16:9, with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and LPCM Stereo. Filmed in high definition.  NTSC Region 0, 16:9 DVD with DTS Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Stereo. Filmed in high definition.

 

Paul McCartney/Egypt Station ....CD $15.99

 

Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station by way of Capitol Records. Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's international chart-topping NEW. Of the forthcoming album's enigmatic title, Paul says, "I liked the words 'Egypt Station.' It reminded me of the 'album' albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from." True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station's 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals "Station I" and "Station II," each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness ("Happy With You"), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era ("People Want Peace"), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul's previous combos ("Despite Repeated Warnings"). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul's singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

 

John Abercrombie/Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie ....DVD $24.99

John Abercrombie/Open Land: Meeting John Abercrombie ....DVD $24.99

An intimate portrait of a great guitarist, filmed near the end of his musical journey. Here we see John Abercrombie gigging, teaching music students, talking guitars with NYC luthier Ric McCurdy, and hanging out at home. Along the way John reflects, with characteristic good humor, on a creative life lived outside the mainstream. The film's soundtrack includes, in addition to the live performances, selections from many of John Abercrombie's ECM recordings.

 

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Styx/The Mission [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $21.99

Styx/The Mission [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $21.99

The acclaimed concept album, The Mission, will be available in its ideal listening format, 5.1 surround sound. It will be exclusively available on The Mission CD+Blu-Ray combo. The 5.1 mix, overseen by Tommy Shaw & producer Will Evankovich, is accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album's 14 songs based on the album artwork. Other extras on the Blu-Ray include: The Making of The Mission Documentary, four music videos & three hi-res audio playback modes.

 

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Jeff Beck/Still on the Run - The Jeff Beck Story ....Blu-Ray $22.99
Jeff Beck/Still on the Run - The Jeff Beck Story ....DVD $16.99

Jeff Beck/Still on the Run - The Jeff Beck Story ....Blu-Ray $22.99

Jeff Beck is one of the most innovative and original guitar players of the rock 'n' roll era. "Still On The Run - The Jeff Beck Story" follows his career from early days learning guitar solos with his friend Jimmy Page, through the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and solo albums. Beck's fascination with both guitar music and hot rods is explored through interviews at home/workshop and with friends Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Slash, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and more.

Steve Tibbetts/Life Of ....CD $17.99

Steve Tibbetts/Life Of ....CD $17.99

One-of-a-kind guitarist and record-maker Steve Tibbetts has body of work on ECM that reflects that of an artist who follows his own winding, questing path. The BBC has described his music as "an atmospheric brew... brilliant, individual." The sounds of Tibbetts' expeditions to Southeast Asia over the years and the spirits of those places are woven into his musical DNA. Life Of has a contemplative shimmer like a reflecting pool, with most of the album's pieces titled after friends and family.

 

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Mick Ronson/Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story ....Blu-Ray + DVD $25.99
Various Artists/Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Soundtrack ....CD $14.99

Various Artists/Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story: The Soundtrack ....CD $14.99

First official career retrospective compilation for the guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson. As well as key tracks from Ronson's solo records, the compilation includes material from key collaborations with David Bowie, Elton John, Ian Hunter, Queen & Michael Chapman plus previously unreleased & unheard songs. The soundtrack is available on CD and includes extensive essay & liner notes. The soundtrack accompanies the critically acclaimed film 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story'.

 

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The Beatles/The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles ....double DVD $17.99

The Beatles/The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles ....double DVD $17.99

On February 9, 1964, The Beatles step onto Ed Sullivan's stage to make their U.S. TV debut. 73 million Americans tune in and Beatlemania is born! In these unforgettable live shows from 1964 and 1965, The Beatles give us 20 timeless performances, seven of them Number 1 hits! They include "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Ticket to Ride," "Yesterday," "Help!," "I Saw Her Standing There," "All My Loving" and more...

 

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The Rolling Stones/From the Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 ....double CD + Blu-Ray $32.99
The Rolling Stones/From the Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 ....double CD + DVD $27.99

The Rolling Stones/From the Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 ....double CD + Blu-Ray $32.99

This latest addition to the acclaimed From the Vaults series was recorded at the San Jose Arena on Stones' 1999 No Security tour. It followed on from the colossal Bridges to Babylon tour and took its name from the "No Security" live album recorded on that 97/98 tour. This show was recorded in April 99 at the end of the North American dates.  Previously unreleased, it captures the band in top form playing a set that spans from mid-sixties hit singles up to the then current Bridges to Babylon album.

 

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Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra/Sing for the Day! ....Blu-Ray $22.99
Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra/Sing for the Day! ....CD $16.99

Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra/Sing for the Day! ....CD $16.99

Sing for the Day! showcases Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw's rousing 2016 solo turn with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra, under the direction of principal conductor/founder Liza Grossman.  Alongside guitarist/musical director Will Evankovich and backed by the next generation of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio, Shaw also celebrates the tenth anniversary of Styx's triumphant 2006 One with Everything performance with the CYO. Here, the CYO & Chorus bring new life to many classic band and solo tracks in front of an enthusiastic audience at the intimate Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, including "Blue Collar Man," "Girls with Guns," "High Enough," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Crystal Ball" (featuring the debut of its never-recorded lost verse), and most especially "Renegade," highlighted by an epic guitar/violin duel between Shaw and a noted CYO alum. "It was so much bigger and more everlasting than any of us imagined it would be," marvels Shaw - now see and hear just how magical Sing was for yourself.   The Blu-Ray also features 96k audio of 4 songs not included with the show: "Down that Highway," "The Great Divide," "I'll Be Coming Home" and "The Night Goes On."

 

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Miles Davis/Ascenseur pour l'echafaud [Deluxe] ....double CD $28.99

Miles Davis/Ascenseur pour l'echafaud [Deluxe] ....double CD $28.99

Miles Davis' Ascenseur pour l'echafaud - Elevator to the Gallows - is without a doubt one a landmark in the trumpeter's discography but also in the history of soundtrack. The themes improvised during the legendary recording session made in Paris have now become standards in jazz and keep on fascinating new generations of listeners. To celebrate this film music 60th anniversary, we're releasing a deluxe 2CD-set.

 

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Chick Corea/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

Chick Corea/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

Chick Corea was present at the creation of the jazz-fusion movement with his band Return to Forever. Included in this collection from the Verve label are five classic albums from Corea including two solos albums - Where Have I Known You Before (1974) and My Spanish Heart (1976) - and three with his fusion band Return to Forever - Light As a Feather (1973), Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973) and No Mystery (1975). These albums are all packaged in mini-LP sleeves inside a clam shell box.

Paco DeLucia/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

Paco DeLucia/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

Five electrifying performances recorded between 1972 and 1978 for the Mercury label, during which his output featured both solo and group formats. These albums are all packaged in mini-LP sleeves inside a clam shell box.

John Scofield/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

John Scofield/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

The versatile guitarist recorded with legends Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette on "Time on my Hands." These albums, recorded for the Blue Note label, are all packaged in mini-LP sleeves inside a clam shell box.

Jimmy Smith/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

Jimmy Smith/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99

The master of the Hammond B-3, Jimmy Smith's early albums for Blue Note, which set the standard for jazz and rock organists.

David Clayton-Thomas/Mobius ....CD $13.99

David Clayton-Thomas/Mobius ....CD $13.99

David Clayton-Thomas has one of the most recognizable voices in the history of Rock especially from his work as lead singer of Blood Sweat and Tears on nearly all of their hits songs. DCT wrote and produced all the songs on Mobius.

Roger Daltrey/As Long As I Have You ....CD $15.99

Roger Daltrey/As Long As I Have You ....CD $15.99

Legendary front man of The Who, Roger Daltrey, to release brand-new studio album, As Long As I Have You, his first solo album since 1992. The album will feature 11 new studio recordings of new Roger Daltrey written tracks and covers of tracks from the likes of Steve Stills, Parliament, Nick Cave, Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield. Additionally, the album features guitar from Pete Townshend and was produced by the iconic producer Dave Eringa.

 

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Burning Shed

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Rick Wakeman/Piano Odyssey ....import CD $22.99

Rick Wakeman/Piano Odyssey ....import CD $22.99

Rick Wakeman's debut album for Sony Classical, Piano Odyssey contains tracks chosen, orchestrated and arranged by Wakeman himself.  This eagerly-anticipated follow-up to the hugely successful Piano Portraits includes works by Yes, The Beatles, Queen, Liszt, Handel and David Bowie as well as repertoire from The Six Wives of Henry VIII and new solo compositions.  Rick Wakeman comments, "All of the music chosen contains the most beautiful melodies and this is the key for being able to present fresh arrangements which can only enhance the reputation of the original. Every track has a meaning and is tailor-made for the piano. It was pure joy to make this album."

 

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Yes/Close to the Edge T-Shirt ....import T-Shirt $29.99 Yes/The Yes Album T-Shirt ....import T-Shirt $29.99
Yes/Close to the Edge T-Shirt ....import T-Shirt $29.99 Yes/The Yes Album T-Shirt ....import T-Shirt $29.99
The title and logo for Yes' fifth album Close To The Edge (1972) featured on a black Gildan softstyle t-shirt.
To fit chest:  S 34/36", M 38/40", L 42/44", XL 46/48" and XXL 50/52".
The cover for Yes' third album The Yes Album (1971) featured on a black Gildan softstyle t-shirt.
To fit chest:  S 34/36", M 38/40", L 42/44", XL 46/48" and XXL 50/52".

Soft Machine/Hidden Details ....import CD $22.99

Soft Machine/Hidden Details ....import CD $22.99

Featuring three quarters of its celebrated mid-1970s Softs-era line-up plus Theo Travis, Hidden Details is the 2018 album by the legendary Soft Machine.  Moving from powerful progressive fusion via atmospheric psychedelia and ambient loop experiments, Hidden Details was recorded by the late Jon Hiseman and contains new compositions, group improvisations and re-imaginings of two Soft Machine classics (The Man Who Waved at Trains and Out Bloody Rageous).  CD edition (with artwork by Lasse Hoile).

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin/Star Clocks ....import CD $28.99

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin/Star Clocks ....import CD $28.99

Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin's 2018 release Star Clocks explores the far reaches of time and space.  Featuring Barbara on vocals, Dave on keyboards and arrangements, master drummer Gavin Harrison and emerging talent Beren Matthews on guitar, the album contains eight Dave Stewart originals alongside a cover of an iconic 1960s song.  An hour of stellar new music from one of the UK's most respected, innovative and intelligent pop acts.  CD in a 4-panel colour digipak with a 12-page colour booklet containing song lyrics.

Man/Faith ....import CD + DVD $29.99

Man/Faith ....import CD + DVD $29.99

Man filmed live the Theaterhaus, Stuttgart on March 10th 2016 performing material from Reanimated Memories plus many an old classic.  CD / DVD (ntsc, region 0).

Richard Barbieri/Variants 4 ....import CD $19.99

Richard Barbieri/Variants 4 ....import CD $19.99

The Variants 4 EP is the fourth in a series of releases by Richard Barbieri that collects disparate pieces of music from past and current works that don't fit in with new album plans or concepts, but that Richard feels deserve to be heard.  Features performances from Luca Calabrese, and contains four studio works, including an intended Porcupine Tree intermission piece, and a significantly updated live version of The Experience of Swimming. CD in card wallet.

Ted & Majella Turner/Better Together ....import CD $21.99

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Better Together is the new studio album by one of the original founder members of Wishbone Ash Ted Turner and his wife Majella. Their first artistic collaboration, the "Better Together" album has prompted their international fan base to welcome their creation as the birth of a new musical genre: "New Age Soul." With a playbook of 12 original songs inspired by their thirteen-year journey as first friends, then lovers, and, more recently, husband and wife collaborators, Better Together is a hauntingly lyrical, soul-touching testament to their journey from getting to know one another to discovering their true selves through music, which, they say, "has been the glue that brought and has held them together throughout."

 

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Birth Control/Backdoor Possibilities ....import CD $26.99

Birth Control/Backdoor Possibilities ....import CD $26.99

Birth Control's surreal concept work from 1976 recorded by legendary producer Conny Plank.  A creative peak for the band, Backdoor Possibilities combined Rock, Jazz and avant-garde stylings with intricate polyrhythmic tideas and lyrical nods to Faust and Odysseus.  Expanded double CD edition remastered by Zeus B. Held and featuring three bonus tracks recorded live in Korbach on 1 May 1977, plus a bonus live disc taped at the famous Sartory Saal in Cologne on 24 September 1976.  The CD booklet includes archive band photographs and ephemera.

 

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Regal Worm/Pig Views ....import CD $24.99

Regal Worm/Pig Views ....import CD $24.99

The third album from Jarrod Gosling's eccentric Canterbury prog-esque alter-ego, featuring tales of vampires, anti-christs, volcanoes, the majesty of the sun and more.

 

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Galasphere 347/Galasphere 347 ....CD $15.99

Galasphere 347/Galasphere 347 ....CD $15.99

Stephen James Bennett, Jacob Holm-Lupo, Mattias Olsson and Ketil Vestrum Einarsen are Anglo-Norwegian Symphonic Progressive band Galasphere 347.  The band's self-titled debut is a three track, forty minute album with eclectic prog and electronic influences (including from the band member's other projects, Henry Fool and White Willow).   Mastered by Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd).

 

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Matt Baber/Suite for Piano and Electronics ....import CD $21.99

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The 10 part Suite for Piano and Electronics is the first, officially released, album from Sanguine Hum keyboard player Matt Baber.

 

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Yes/Fly from Here - Return Trip ....import CD $29.99

Yes/Fly from Here - Return Trip ....import CD $29.99

The classic Drama line-up reunited on a 2018 version of 2011's Fly from Here, featuring all new vocals from Trevor Horn, alongside a more organic mix highlighting Chris Squire's unique voice and bass contributions plus additional parts from Steve Howe and Geoff Downes.  Includes the six part title track, the full version of Hour of Need, and album outtake Don't Take No for an Answer.  CD in Media Book with new artwork by Roger Dean.  The best Yes album of the last three decades just got better!

 

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Rick Wakeman/Live Portraits ....import CD + DVD $39.99

Rick Wakeman/Live Portraits ....import CD + DVD $39.99

Live Portraits - recorded live at Lincoln Cathedral, captures Rick Wakeman at his most intimate and engaging in a truly glorious setting.  CD and DVD (ntsc, region 0) in DVD packaging.  'Last year I released the studio album Piano Portraits which was really well received and went Top 10 in the UK for several weeks. Over the past year I have been touring "Live Portraits" to sell out audiences, so as a lasting record I decided to film and record a very special performance at Lincoln Cathedral. The concert is based on many of the tracks from the Piano Portraits album plus additional pieces, all embellished as can only be achieved in a staged live setting.' - Rick Wakeman

 

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Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania (Original Soundtrack) ....import CD $26.99
Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania ....import DVD $39.99
Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania Deluxe ....import CD + DVD + Book Box Set $139.99

Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania (Original Soundtrack) ....import CD $26.99

A remastered edition of Rick Wakeman's intended score for Ken Russell's truly bizarre 1975 cult film Lisztomania.  Originally turned down by A&M Records, Rick's idea was to produce a truly unique soundtrack. The Real Lisztomania uses Wakeman's score as part of a story with intermittent narration (spoken by Paul Nicholas).  Guest vocalists include The Who's Roger Daltrey (on four pieces), Paul Nicholas and Linda Lewis.   A very different soundtrack to any produced in the world of film music, The Real Lisztomania is by turns grand, pretty and highly amusing.  An NTSC, Region 0 DVD edition of Ken Russell's truly bizarre 1975 cult film Lisztomania, which features Roger Daltrey as Franz Liszt, Rick Wakeman - who also provided the film's score - as Thor, and Ringo Starr as The Pope. 

A deluxe box set of The Real Lisztomania comprises:
- A remastered CD edition of Rick Wakeman's intended score (featuring The Who's Roger Daltrey)
- An NTSC Region 0 DVD of Ken Russell's truly bizarre 1975 cult film Lisztomania, which features Roger Daltrey as Franz Liszt, Rick Wakeman - who also provided the film's score - as Thor, and Ringo Starr as The Pope.
- Warners Press Folder Biographies (A4 B&W)
- Lobby Cards x 6 (A5/colour)
- Stills x 10 (A6/colour)
- German Press Book
- Alternative poster (A3)
- A5 numbered certificate signed by Rick Wakeman

 

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Jan Akkerman/The Complete Jan Akkerman ....import 26 CD Box Set $119.99

Jan Akkerman/The Complete Jan Akkerman ....import 26 CD Box Set $119.99

Limited 26 CD box set. For over 50 years, Jan Akkerman has been one of Holland's most respected guitarists. In addition to his leading role in the globally-acclaimed bands Focus and Brainbox, he has also worked with the likes of B.B. King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell, Claus Ogerman and Ice-T. On his solo projects, Akkerman let his creativity run free, combining rock, jazz, blues, classics and dance in his own distinctive style. This box set brings together all of Jan Akkerman's studio albums, his most important live recordings, his personal selection of Focus tracks and a CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks. In other words, the legacy of a singular and ground-breaking artist.

Klaus Schulze/Das Wagner Desaster ....import double CD $20.99

Klaus Schulze/Das Wagner Desaster ....import double CD $20.99

A double CD containing two Klaus Schulze concert recordings from Rome and Paris in 1994 that showcase the synth pioneer at his creative best.  Andre Zenou, who also designed the cover, contributes 'Wild Mixes' of some pieces while Klaus provides 'Soft-Mixes' of the remaining recordings. The encore from a 1991 Schulze concert in Sevilla has been added as a bonus track.  "The title of this album has its origin in a concert that was given on the occasion of a Nietsche conference in Rome. Those who know a lot about music history and philosophy know that Friedrich Nietsche at some point turned on Richard Wagner and gave him a roasting. This was because Wagner had once told him to stop composing music as he wasn't capable of doing it! Nietsche took this so personally that he was finished with Wagner. For Wagner, who had actually respected Nietsche, this was very much a real disaster!" - Klaus Schulze

 

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Richard Barbieri/Variants 1 ....import CD $19.99 Richard Barbieri/Variants 2 ....import CD $21.99 Richard Barbieri/Variants 3 ....import CD $19.99
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The Variants is a series of releases by Richard Barbieri that collect disparate pieces of music from past and current works that don't fit in with new album plans or concepts, but which Richard feels deserve to be heard.  Variants 1 features performances from Luca Calabrese, Suzanne Barbieri and others, plus a 2009 instrumental version of the Japan B-Side The Experience of Swimming.  Variants 2 features performances from Luca Calbrese, Lisen Rylander Lve and Suzanne Barbieri, and contains two new studio works, two unique live improvisations and a live version of Hypnotek.  Variants 3 features performances from Percy Jones, violinist Gill Morley, Luca Calbrese, Lisen Rylander Lve and Suzanne Barbieri, and contains two new studio works, a variation on themes written for Porcupine Tree's Black Dahlia, the evocative 1979 Rehearsal Room and a live version of Solar Sea.

Big Big Train/Swan Hunter ....import CD EP $14.99

Big Big Train/Swan Hunter ....import CD EP $14.99

Big Big Train's Swan Hunter single includes a 2017 live version and a 2018 remix of the studio version of the much-loved song, which originally featured on the English Electric album. The release also includes two previously unreleased tracks: A new version of Seen Better Days which features Tim Bowness on vocals alongside David Longdon, and a live studio recording of Summer's Lease recorded in Real World in 2017.

Big Big Train/Merchants of Light ....import CD $25.99

Big Big Train/Merchants of Light ....import CD $25.99

Merchants of Light includes the best performance of each song played at Big Big Train's sold out Cadogan Hall shows in 2017. Double CD edition in casebound package with 72 page booklet.

Gianluca D'Alessio/Sunrise Markets ....import CD $24.99

Gianluca D'Alessio/Sunrise Markets ....import CD $24.99

Gifted guitarist Gianluca D'Alessio's second album combines prog and fusion influences to produce a complex music that incorporates atmospheric soundscapes.  An ace rhythm section of Gavin Harrison and John Giblin contribute to some of the tracks.

 

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Marianne Faithfull/Rich Kid Blues ....import CD $14.99

Marianne Faithfull/Rich Kid Blues ....import CD $14.99

Rich Kid Blues is an intriguing and beautiful album of spare, largely acoustic readings of folk / rock songs, including pieces by Phil Ochs, George Harrison, Cat Stevens, Tim Hardin, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Sandy Denny. Marianne Faithfull had this to say about the 1971 recordings, "The record itself is very strange and ghostly. It's the voice of somebody incredibly high, probably on the edge of death. Anybody who heard that record would have said, ‘Well that's that. We'll never hear from her again'."

 

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Thomas Dolby/Hyperactive ....double CD $16.99

Thomas Dolby/Hyperactive ....double CD $16.99

A comprehensive budget-priced introduction to the work of Art / Synth Pop genius Thomas Dolby.  Contains all of Dolby's prominent hits plus ambitious gems such as Budapest by Blimp, Screen Kiss, One of Our Submarines and much more.

 

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John Coltrane/Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $21.99

John Coltrane/Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $21.99

Two CD edition. Deluxe version including seven bonus alternate takes of some of the tracks from the standard edition. 2018 archive release. Unknown until 2004 and unheard until now, these recordings by the John Coltrane Quartet are, as Sonny Rollins says in the liner notes, like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid. Featuring the Classic Quartet - John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones - and recorded at the end of a two-week run at Birdland, the music on this album represents one of the most influential groups in music history both performing in a musical style it had perfected and reaching in new, exploratory directions that were to affect the trajectory of jazz from that point forward.

 

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Fairport Convention/What We Did on Our Saturday ....import double CD $24.99

Fairport Convention/What We Did on Our Saturday ....import double CD $24.99

Recorded on the band's 50th Anniversary at Cropredy, What We Did on Our Saturday is a glorious celebration of the music of folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention.  The band's current line-up were joined by former Fairporters' Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Iain Matthews, Judy Dyble, Maartin Allcock and Ashley Hutchings, and friends Ralph McTell, Sally Barker, Chris While and PJ Wright.  Double CD in digipak.

 


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David Bowie/Loving the Alien [1983-1988] ....11 CD Box Set $139.99

David Bowie/Loving the Alien [1983-1988] ....11 CD Box Set $139.99

Limited 11 CD set including 128 page hardcover book. Contains the albums Let's Dance (remastered), Serious Moonlight (Live '83/2CD), Tonight (remastered), Never Let Me Down (remastered), Never Let Me Down 2018 (previously unreleased), Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87/2CD), Dance, Re: Call 4 (non-album singles, edits, single versions, b-sides and soundtrack music/2CD). Also includes digital downloads of each album.  David Bowie Loving The Alien (1983 - 1988) is the fourth in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969. Among the studio and live albums from the period, the set contains an exclusive new production of the 1987 album Never Let Me Down, by Bowie producer/engineer Mario McNulty with new instrumentation by Bowie collaborators Reeves Gabrels, David Torn, Sterling Campbell and Tim Lefebvre. Never Let Me Down (2018) also boasts a string quartet with arrangements by Nico Muhly and a guest cameo by Laurie Anderson on Shining Star (Makin' My Love).

 

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Nick Mason/Unattended Luggage ....triple CD Set $27.99

Nick Mason/Unattended Luggage ....triple CD Set $27.99

Nick Mason is one of the biggest selling artists of all time. A co-founding member of Pink Floyd, he is the only constant member of the group, performing on all of their albums as well as all of their live shows. In May of this year, Nick debuted his new band Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets with four intimate shows in London (Camden Dingwalls 20 May and The Half Moon in Putney 21, 23 and 24 May) to an incredible reception.   Unattended Luggage is a further celebration of Nick Mason and his undeniably significant contribution to music. The set contains; 'Fictitious Sports' - Nick's debut solo album which was originally released in 1981 and saw him collaborate with a variety of different musicians including Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley.  'Profiles' - A collaboration with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn, it was Nick's second album outside of Pink Floyd and was released in 1985 as 'Mason + Fenn.' This is a mainly instrumental album except for tracks 'Lie for a Lie,' which features vocals from Maggie Reilly and former bandmate David Gilmour and 'Israel,' sung by UFO keyboardist Danny Peyronel.  'White of the Eye' - A soundtrack for a British thriller movie of the same name, Nick once again collaborated with Rickb Fenn. Originally released in 1987, in conjunction with the film's release, this is the first time the record has been made available for over 20 years, and the first time it will appear on CD.  Nick Mason says, "These recordings hold a very special place for me in my musical life. 'Fictitious Sports' developed initially from working with Mike Mantler, Carla Bley and Robert Wyatt on a couple of their projects, and benefited enormously from a whole crew of great musicians that I was introduced to by them at Grog Kill Studios in Woodstock.  'Profiles' and 'White of the Eye' were an extension of working with Rick Fenn on some advertising and short documentary film soundtracks, which then developed into something more."

 

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Phil Collins/Plays Well with Others ....4 CD Set $39.99

Phil Collins/Plays Well with Others ....4 CD Set $39.99

Plays Well with Others is a Phil Collins compiled collection of PC's collaborative work from 1969 to 2002.  The 59-track 4 CD boxset - with 80 page booklet - stretches from the ersatz psychedelia of Flaming Youth via the legendary recordings with Brand X, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, John Martyn and others to the superstar collaborations of the 1980s.   Plays Well With Others is a set that captures the dizzying variety of one of the most successful careers in music history. Artists include Argent, Peter Banks, Brian Eno, Brand X, Robert Fripp, John Martyn, Tommy Bolin, Peter Gabriel, John Cale, Robert Plant, Gary Brooker, Al DiMeola, Paul McCartney, Band Aid, Eric Clapton, Philip Bailey, Tears For Fears, Genesis, David Crosby, George Martin, Joe Cocker and many more!

 

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Crack the Sky/Living in Reverse ....CD $16.99

Crack the Sky/Living in Reverse ....CD $16.99

On January 1, 1976, Rolling Stone magazine called the debut album by West Virginian prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky "...one of year's most impressive debuts." Named by Rolling Stone in their 2015 list of 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time and in their 20 Rock Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s That You Never Heard, the magazine's very first review in 1976 went on to compare the band to Steely Dan, 10cc, The Tubes, Ian Hunter, and the inimitable Davie Bowie. Today, some 40 years later the band will release an album featuring new music, Living in Reverse.  Living In Reverse showcases 12 new genre-defying Crack tracks, while the cleverly-titled retrospective Crackology chronicles a dozen of the best re-recorded gems as culled from the band's rich and storied 40-year catalog. John Palumbo - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards Rick Witkowski - Guitars & Vocals Joey D'Amico - Drums & Vocals Bobby Hird - Guitars & Vocals Glenn Workman - Keyboards & Vocals Dave DeMarco - Bass & Vocals.

Grateful Dead/Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need It ....triple CD $24.99

Grateful Dead/Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It if You Need It ....triple CD $24.99

The Pacific Northwest offers up a rich feast of land, sky, and water. It is ripe with influences, abundant with symbols, deep and spirited. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that the Grateful Dead played some of their most inspired shows on these fertile grounds. Dip your toe in the transformative waters with Pacific Northwest '73 - '74: Believe It If You Need It, a compilation that highlights performances from the complete boxed set.

Bert Jansch/Just a Simple Soul ....double CD $21.99

Bert Jansch/Just a Simple Soul ....double CD $21.99

From his 1965 iconic debut album, which changed folk music, Bert's peerless musicality, songwriting and interpretation of traditional song has held generation after generation spellbound and inspired musicians in all genres. This is the first collection of Bert's entire solo career, with insightful liner notes by Bernard Butler (Suede) who compiled this selection with the Bert Jansch Estate.

 

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Klaus Schulze/Silhouettes ....CD $17.99

Klaus Schulze/Silhouettes ....CD $17.99

Following the celebrations of his 70th birthday in August 2017, Klaus Schulze, one of the most important electronic music artists worldwide, has announced the release of his new studio recording Silhouettes for May 2018. The four pieces 'Silhouettes,' 'Der lange Blick zuruck,' 'Quae simplex' and 'Chateaux faits des vent,' which he worked on between summer and autumn 2017, are just as expansive in terms of playing time and artistic vision as we've come to expect from Schulze's work. According to the internationally highly respected musician, composer and producer, the new material reflects - due to health problems - a very quiet and for this reason very meditative time. Schulze describes the music on Silhouettes as a "reduction to the essential things" and has consciously worked only very sparingly with solos and vocal elements. He explains: "No great distractions, nothing to force your attention in a certain direction, no major effects or gimmicks, no frills or dominant rhythms. It was important to me to paint the pictures in the depth of the space, the sonic fields of tension and atmosphere." Since the early 1970s, Klaus Schulze has repeatedly been referred to by the press as "King of Cosmic Music" or "Magician on the Big Moog", his work frequently having been classed as a "monument of forward-looking music." Along with his great talent for innovation, Schulze is also considered to be one of the most productive artists of his time. Experts estimate the number of releases featuring Schulze to be at least 200, but more probably 500.

 

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David Bowie/Welcome to the Blackout [Live London '78] ....double CD $24.99

David Bowie/Welcome to the Blackout [Live London '78] ....double CD $24.99

Welcome to the Blackout [Live London '78] is a live album by David Bowie recorded on the Isolar II Tour, the 1978 World Tour more commonly known as The Low/Heroes World Tour or The Stage Tour.  The set list for the performances consisted of material from the previous years' albums, Low and "Heroes", with the second half of each performance opening with a five-song sequence from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album. The tour band remembered that "every show was taped" for Bowie's private use, and the tapes were carefully guarded by Carlos Alomar. Included in the band are: from Frank Zappa's band and future King Crimson member Adrian Belew - lead guitar, backing vocals; Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar, backing vocals; George Murray - bass guitar, backing vocals; Dennis Davis - drums, percussion; from Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Robert Moog's protege Roger Powell - keyboards, Moog Taurus bass pedals, synthesizer, backing vocals; Sean Mayes - piano, ARP String Ensemble, backing vocals and Hawkwind's Simon House - electric violin.

 

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Jethro Tull/50 for 50 ....triple CD $27.99

Jethro Tull/50 for 50 ....triple CD $27.99

A career-spanning three-disc set that features 50 songs - chosen by Ian Anderson - from all 21 of the band's studio albums. 50 for 50 provides a sweeping overview of Jethro Tull's rich and diverse catalog, which includes numerous platinum and gold records. Arranged chronologically, the three-disc set highlights the band's continuous musical evolution with blues-influenced early tracks ("Beggar's Farm" and "A New Day Yesterday"); heavy rockers ("Aqualung" and "Locomotive Breath"); prog classics ("Skating Away" and "Critique Oblique"); and folk tunes ("Songs from the Wood" and "Heavy Horses.")

Jethro Tull/50th Anniversary Collection ....CD $15.99

Jethro Tull/50th Anniversary Collection ....CD $15.99

50th Anniversary Collection is a single-disc compilation that spotlights essential tracks from all 21 of the band's studio albums.

Graham Nash/Over the Years... ....double CD $24.99

Graham Nash/Over the Years... ....double CD $24.99

Over The Years... highlights songs from the iconic CSN debut album ("Marrakesh Express") and its successor album Deja Vu ("Our House" and "Teach Your Children") as well as songs from subsequent CSN albums ("Just a Song Before I Go" and "Wasted on the Way"). In addition, the collection highlights songs that Nash recorded for his 1971 solo debut, Songs for Beginners, including "Military Madness" and "Simple Man," and includes unreleased mixes for two other songs from that album: "Better Days" and "I Used to Be King." The most recent recording on the compilation is "Myself at Last" from Nash's 2016 solo album This Path Tonight.  Includes 15 demo recordings, 12 of which have never been released. Standouts include the 1968 London demo of "Marrakesh Express," rejected by the Hollies and setting the stage for Nash's relocation to Los Angeles and the next chapter of his life. The set contains early versions of CSN classics like "Our House," "Wasted on the Way," "Pre-Road Downs," and "Teach Your Children." Other unreleased gems include: "I Miss You" and "You'll Never Be The Same" - both from Nash's 1974 solo album Wild Tales - and "Horses through a Rainstorm," originally intended for Deja Vu.

Yes/The Steven Wilson Remixes ....6 LP Box Set $119.99

Yes/The Steven Wilson Remixes ....6 LP Box Set $119.99

Yes is among the longest lasting and most successful of the '70s progressive rock groups, proving to be one of the lasting success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in 1968, overcame a generational shift in its audience and the departure of its most visible members at key points in its history to reach the end of the century as the definitive progressive rock band. Where rivals such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer withered away commercially after the mid '70s, and Genesis and King Crimson altered their sounds so radically as to become unrecognizable to their original fans, Yes retained the same sound, and performed much of the same repertoire that they were doing in 1971, and for their trouble, found themselves being taken seriously a quarter of a century later. Their audience remained huge because they had always attracted younger listeners drawn to their mix of daunting virtuosity, cosmic (often mystical) lyrics, complex musical textures, and powerful yet delicate lead vocals. A six LP boxset featuring SW's mixes of the Yes classics The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Relayer on vinyl for the first time. The record case features artwork created specifically for the set by Roger Dean. Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans, have new cover art, while the remaining three covers have been reworked by Dean. 180g vinyl.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Axis: Bold As Love (Hybrid Stereo + Mono SACD) ....SACD $35.99

The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Axis: Bold As Love (Hybrid Stereo + Mono SACD) ....SACD $35.99

Axis: Bold As Love on Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions! Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman, from the original analog master tapes! Includes both mono and stereo mixes - Pure DSD sound! Analogue Productions presents the SACDs Jimi Hendrix fans have asked for: Hybrid SACDs of both Axis: Bold As Love, as well as Are You Experienced, the 1967 debut full-length studio release by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes, each disc contains the mono and stereo mixes for each of these historic albums. This is pure DSD sound to applaud! Axis: Bold As Love, the sensational sophomore release of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, showcased Hendrix's expansive experimentation while acknowledging his early R&B and soul music influences. The album features classics such as "Spanish Castle Magic," "Little Wing," "Castles Made Of Sand," and "If 6 Was 9." As Rolling Stone states, Jimi Hendrix was the most innovative instrumental genius the rock era produced, a wizard guitar player whose sense of technique never overwhelmed the blues and rock 'n' roll spirit that was the underpinning of his genius. He improvised with the fervor of a born jazzman; he philosophized like the most cosmic rocker, but ultimately his basics were rooted in soul, a reflection of the chitlin circuit, where he cut his teeth. With the possible exception of Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was debatably the world's finest-ever power trio. Axis was a showcase for Jimi's brash, scintillating songs and the grasp that Jimi and his cohorts - Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass - had on the studio technology at their disposal, and the lyrical beauty of Hendrix's guitar playing.

 

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Buffalo Springfield/What's that Sound? Complete Albums Collection ....5 CD Box Set $37.99

Buffalo Springfield/What's that Sound? Complete Albums Collection ....5 CD Box Set $37.99

This premium boxed set includes all three albums released by the band in their three years together between 1966-1968. The music is newly remastered from the original analog tapes, all under the auspices of Neil Young. Includes both stereo and mono mixes.

 

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Grateful Dead/Anthem of the Sun [50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition] ....double CD $24.99

Grateful Dead/Anthem of the Sun [50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition] ....double CD $24.99

Rock's longest, strangest trip, Grateful Dead, was the psychedelic era's most beloved musical ambassadors as well as its most enduring survivors. They spread their message of peace, love, and mind-expansion across the globe throughout three decades. The group had popular music's most fervent and celebrated fan following - the Dead Heads, whose numbers and devotion were legendary in their own right. Grateful Dead was the ultimate cult band, creating a self-styled universe all their own. The Dead became superstars solely on their own terms as tie-dyed pied pipers whose epic, free-form live shows were rites of passage for an extended family of listeners who knew no cultural boundaries.

 

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Tangents/New Bodies ....CD $14.99

Tangents/New Bodies ....CD $14.99

After an eventful year of touring throughout their native Australia - including runs with labelmates MONO and likeminded pioneers Tortoise - and featuring alongside the work of artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, post-everything quintet Tangents return with another album, and another stylistic detour. New Bodies continues Tangents' rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group's acclaimed aesthetic. The spacious dub of a plucked cello gives way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phase over static loops of piano, guitar and cello. To quote FACT Magazine, "The quintet are so comfortable working with jazz, folk music, postrock and electronic music that it comfortably hangs in a space between them all." On New Bodies, that description rings more intuitive and authentic than ever.

 

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Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton/Music and Poetry of the Kesh ....CD $14.99

Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton/Music and Poetry of the Kesh ....CD $14.99

Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples (the Kesh) from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home. The ways of the Kesh were originally presented in 1985 as a five hundred plus page book accompanied with illustrations of instruments and tools, maps, a glossary of terms, recipes, poems, an alphabet, and with early editions, a cassette of field recordings and indigenous song. Le Guin wanted to hear the people she'd imagined; she embarked on an elaborate process with her friend Todd Barton to invoke their spirit and tradition. For Music and Poetry of the Kesh, the words and lyrics are attributed to Le Guin as composed by Barton, an Oregon-based musician, composer and Buchla synthesist.The Music and Poetry of the Kesh cassette was meant to accompany and enhance the experience of reading Always Coming Home. It can transport - offering a landscape for imagining a future homecoming. One in which we are balanced, peaceful, and tend to the earth and its creatures.

 

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Tom Waits/Brawlers [Remastered] ....CD $14.99
Tom Waits/Bawlers [Remastered] ....CD $14.99
Tom Waits/Bastards [Remastered] ....CD $14.99

Tom Waits/Brawlers [Remastered] ....CD $14.99

The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped back as far as 1984 with the bulk of it's songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward. Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually. Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and classic lyrical Waits' songs Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

Chicago/Chicago II - Live on Soundstage [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD $24.99
Chicago/Chicago II - Live on Soundstage ....CD $14.99

Chicago/Chicago II - Live on Soundstage [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD $24.99

Chicago II: Live on Soundstage CD/DVD underscores the enduring popularity of Chicago's second album with an energized performance of the entire double-album in front of a live audience. The Deluxe Edition includes video of the program and a 5.1 audio mix. Originally released in January 1970 as Chicago (and later dubbed Chicago II), the album was a major breakthrough for the band and features some of the group's biggest hits, including the Top 10 singles: "25 Or 6 To 4," "Make Me Smile" and "Colour My World." Nominated for three Grammy awards and certified double-platinum, the album is also known for several extended song cycles: "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon" by trombonist/composer James Pankow; "Memories of Love" by guitarist Terry Kath and composer Peter Matz; and "It Better End Soon" by keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm.

Vince Guaraldi/The Complete Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Recordings ....double CD $25.99

Vince Guaraldi/The Complete Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Recordings ....double CD $25.99

All three Warner-Seven Arts albums remastered on 2 CDs. Includes 4 previously unissued bonus tracks. Liner notes by Guaraldi biographer, Derrick Bang. Many people got to know Vince Guaraldi through his 1963 Grammy-winning song, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," or via the group, Sounds Orchestral's top 10 cover of it two years later. Lee Mendelson heard Guaraldi's version while working on a Peanuts documentary, and contacted Guaraldi, asking him to score the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special. It was a match made in television and musical history. With songs like "Linus And Lucy" and "Christmas Time Is Here," the special a hit and for over five decades not a holiday season goes by without an airing of the television classic. So potent and successful was the Peanuts/Guaraldi combination that Guaraldi went on to score a total of 15 Peanuts television specials and the first feature film. In 1968, Vince made a label switch from his long-time home, Fantasy Records, to his new label, Warner Bros. Records. For his inaugural album, he decided to re-interpret his Peanuts classics on Oh, Good Grief! In addition to the instantly recognizable Guaraldi sound of piano, bass, and drums, this time he added electric guitar and electric harpsichord to the mix. 1969's The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi lived up to its title and found Guaraldi experimenting with everything from a large string section, to his first recorded vocal debut (covering the singer/songwriter, Tim Hardin), to original compositions that could be described as lengthy rock jams. Guaraldi's last album for the label and last ever album, came in early 1970 and was called Alma-Ville. It certainly ranks among his best-ever albums. Six of the nine songs that appear on this 'return to jazz' project were Guaraldi originals and recorded with several different ensembles. Besides the original compositions, Alma-Ville finds Guaraldi covering The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" which had become a staple of his live performances, Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor" and the Michel Legrand/Norman Gimbel song "Watch What Happens."

John Adams/Doctor Atomic ....double CD $29.99

John Adams/Doctor Atomic ....double CD $29.99

On this first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945. "A magnificent accomplishment that easily takes its place alongside the other Adams-Sellars triumphs," exclaims the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor." Pre-order to download the aria "Batter my heart" and the chorus "At the sight of this" now.

 

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Midge Ure/Orchestrated ....CD $13.99

Midge Ure/Orchestrated ....CD $13.99

Orchestrated is the much-anticipated new album by Midge Ure.

 

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John Wesley Harding/Greatest Other People's Hits ....CD $15.99

John Wesley Harding/Greatest Other People's Hits ....CD $15.99

First hitting the scene in the late '80s, Wesley Stace, professionally known then as the singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, scored some early musical success, especially on the college radio airwaves with songs like "Here Comes the Groom," "The Devil in Me" and an unlikely cover of Madonna's "Like a Prayer." Over 20 albums and collections later, he tends a multi-faceted career as a novelist, singer-songwriter, festival curator, University teacher, and variety show host. Now, he can add singer of greatest other people's hits to his long list of accomplishments! John Wesley Harding has put together a fantastic release of songs by artists as varied as Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Roky Erickson, Madonna, Pete Seeger, and Serge Gainsbourg among others. For Record Store Day 2018, a 10-track collection was released on vinyl. Now, that release has been expanded to 17 tracks for CD and Digital. In addition to Harding's renditions of songs by those great composers, the new version adds tracks originally recorded by The Velvet Underground and Conway Twitty as well as performances with Lou Reed and Rob Wasserman, Kelly Hogan, Rick Moody, and Elizabeth Barraclough joining the LP's collaborations with The Minus Five, Fastball, Eric Bazilian, The Universal Thump, and Bruce Springsteen.

 

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Wounded Bird

Available for a Limited Time Only!

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

Count Basie/Super Chief ....CD $21.99
Bob and Ray/The Two and Only ....CD $19.99 (small hole in gem case)
Larry Coryell & Steve Kahn/Two for the Road ....CD $15.99 (small hole in gem case)
Hall & Oates/No Goodbyes ....CD $44.99
Hubert Laws/Say It with Silence ....CD $8.99
Pure Food & Drug Act/Choice Cuts ....CD $24.99 (small hole in gem case)
Lee Ritenour/Rio + On the Line ....CD $21.99
The Searchers/Love's Melodies ....CD $17.99
Vicious Rumors/Plug In and Hang On - Live in Tokyo ....CD $29.99





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


Gary

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#757

July 29, 2018

 

Hi, folks,

Today's newsletter has the latest new and future general import and domestic releases. If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash 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.




Let's start with future releases which you'll find at http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/domestic/preorder.htm .



Videos

Marillion - All One Tonight (live At The Royal Albert Hall) - 2PC Blu-Ray $18.99
Marillion - All One Tonight (live At The Royal Albert Hall) - 2PC DVD $17.99
On October 13, 2017, Marillion played at the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time. The concert was sold out in a split second and the audience, travelling from all over the world, was rewarded with an incredible show. In two parts, All One Tonight (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) firstly showcases the band's acclaimed 2016 studio album F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R) in full. Accompanied by an awe-inspiring light show and films, Marillion performed their incisive and era-defining zeitgeist with unparalleled passion and power. The second half introduces In Praise Of Folly and guests, a string quartet with flute and French horn that throughout the rest of the show inject an extra depth and emotion to some of Marillion's best-loved live material.

Various Artists - Us Festival: 1982 The Us Generation - With DVD, 2PC Blu-Ray $26.99
The US Generation is an in-depth look one of the most influential music festivals of all time. The film is directed by award winning filmmaker Glenn Aveni. Us Generation blends rare concert footage and insightful interviews with both organizers and performers. Highlights include performances by Tom Petty, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Santana, and archived appearances by Sting, Ric Ocasek and more.

Yes (Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman) - Yes Live At The Apollo Blu-Ray $21.99
Yes (Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman) - Yes Live At The Apollo DVD $16.99
In 2016, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman brought together their incredible talents and long experience of working in Yes to take to the road for a series of concerts celebrating Yes' musical legacy of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured first in North America and then brought their live show to the UK in early 2017, including this performance captured at the Manchester Apollo. The band are in superb form in front of a sell-out crowd who are clearly loving every minute of the show which includes classic tracks such as Roundabout, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, And You And I, Hold On, Heart Of The Sunrise, Rhythm Of Love, I've Seen All Good People and many more. Line-up Jon Anderson (vocals, guitar, harp); Trevor Rabin (guitar, vocals); Rick Wakeman (keyboards) With Lee Pomeroy (bass) and Lou Molino III (drums)

Zappa, Frank - 200 Motels DVD $18.99
200 Motels is Frank Zappa's outrageous, psychedelic precursor to the birth of the music video - his hilarious response to the burning question of what to do with road-wrecked musicians. Should they rip off the motel's towels and ashtrays or merely quit the group? Dare they rebel against the tyranny of the merciless Zappa? "The Mothers of Invention," as irrepressible as Zappa himself, wreck havoc in Centerville, a "typical" American town with it's Rancid Boutique, Cheesy Motel, Fake Nightclub, Redneck Eats Cafe, groupies and an honest-to-goodness Main Street. Ringo Starr, in Zappa disguise and carrying an oil lamp, narrates. Theodore Bikel is government agent Rance Muhammitz.



CD Box Sets

Akkerman, Jan - Complete Jan Akkerman Boxed Set, Holland - Import, 26PC CD $119.99
Limited 26 CD box set. For over 50 years, Jan Akkerman has been one of Holland's most respected guitarists. In addition to his leading role in the globally-acclaimed bands Focus and Brainbox, he has also worked with the likes of B.B. King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell, Claus Ogerman and Ice-T. On his solo projects, Akkerman let his creativity run free, combining rock, jazz, blues, classics and dance in his own distinctive style. This box set brings together all of Jan Akkerman's studio albums, his most important live recordings, his personal selection of Focus tracks and a CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks. In other words, the legacy of a singular and ground-breaking artist.

Banks, Peter - Peter Banks's Harmony In Diversity: The Complete Recordings Boxed Set, UK - Import, 6PC CD $25.99

Blegvad, Peter - Bandbox - 6PC CD $74.99
6 CDs and 72pp booklet. Containing all the Blegvad Trio and Quintet studio releases: Downtime, Just Woke Up, Hangman's Hill and Go Figure – all re-mastered and repackaged - plus two additional CDs of unreleased studio recordings and live performances, mostly featuring songs not available on the studio CDs - as well, of course, as a fat, definitive, book of photographs, memorabilia, drawings, documents and recollections by the main actors, all neatly assembled in a sturdy box.

Chicago - Chicago Ii Collector's Edition - With DVD, With LP, 5PC CD $89.99

Durutti Column - Without Mercy - Boxed Set, 4PC CD $28.99
Factory Benelux presents a deluxe 4xCD edition of Without Mercy, the fourth studio album by cult Manchester group The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1984 and widely regarded as Vini Reilly's most ambitious album. In 1983 Durutti Column mentor/manager Tony Wilson asked Vini Reilly to abandon fleeting guitar miniatures in favour of a long-form modern classical piece. The result was an ambitious 20 minute instrumental suite, Without Mercy, performed by core Durutti duo Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell along with Blaine L. Reininger and John Metcalfe (violas), Caroline Lavelle (cello), Tim Kellett (trumpet) and Maunagh Fleming (cor anglais). Explains Vini: "Tony had just come in for a conversation one day and said, 'Look, you keep making these albums that you want to make, and I'm quite happy with you doing that, but just give me this one album and do it my way.' He wanted it to have a narrative determined by a Keats poem, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, which he said was the poet's version of a pop song: boy meets girl, falls in love with girl, loses girl, blah blah blah. It was a very, very Tony way of looking at it. He had aspirations that I should be taken seriously." Produced by Reilly and Wilson at Strawberry Studio and Britannia Row, Without Mercy was originally split into 19 separate stanzas, some of which have now been restored using digital cue points on the CD. Bonus tracks include the original recordings of Duet, Estoril a Noite and Favourite Descending Intervals (all re-worked for inclusion on Without Mercy), as well as companion EP Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say, collaborations with John Metcalfe, Steven Brown and Benjamin Lew, and two previously unreleased live sets across Discs 3 and 4, recorded at London School of Economics in December 1984 and Oslo in December 1986. The remastered 4xCD set is housed in a clamshell card box, with inner wallets and liner notes by Reilly, Wilson, Mitchell, Reininger and Metcalfe. The cover painting is L'Etang de Trivaux by Henri Matisse (1916/17).

Gryphon - Raindances: Transatlantic Recordings 1973-1975 UK - Import, 2PC CD $22.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of "Raindances", a 2 CD anthology featuring every track from the four albums released by Gryphon on the Transatlantic label between 1973 and 1975.

Led Zeppelin - Song Remains The Same - With DVD, With LP, Deluxe Edition, Oversize Item Split, 9PC CD $239.99

Mason, Nick - Unattended Luggage - 3PC CD $28.99
Unattended Luggage is a celebration of Nick Mason and his undeniably significant contribution to music. The set contains: 'Fictitious Sports' - Nick's debut solo album which was originally released in 1981 and saw him collaborate with a variety of different musicians including Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley. 'Profiles' - A collaboration with 10cc guitarist Rick Fenn, it was Nick's second album outside of Pink Floyd and was released in 1985 as 'Mason + Fenn'. This is a mainly instrumental album except for tracks 'Lie for a Lie', which features vocals from Maggie Reilly and former bandmate David Gilmour and 'Israel', sung by UFO keyboardist Danny Peyronel. 'White of the Eye' - A soundtrack for a British thriller movie of the same name, Nick once again collaborated with Rickb Fenn. Originally released in 1987, in conjunction with the film's release, this is the first time the record has been made available for over 20 years, and the first time it will appear on CD. Nick Mason says, "These recordings hold a very special place for me in my musical life. 'Fictitious Sports' developed initially from working with Mike Mantler, Carla Bley and Robert Wyatt on a couple of their projects, and benefited enormously from a whole crew of great musicians that I was introduced to by them at Grog Kill Studios in Woodstock. 'Profiles' and 'White of the Eye' were an extension of working with Rick Fenn on some advertising and short documentary film soundtracks, which then developed into something more.

Wolstenholme, Woolly & Maestoso - Strange Worlds: Collection 1980-2010 Boxed Set, UK - Import, 7PC CD $54.99
UK seven CD box. Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of Strange Worlds - A Collection 1980 - 2010, a clamshell box comprising every solo album by Barclay James Harvest founder Woolly Wolstenholme and his band Maestoso. Described by BJH guitarist John Lees - as "the soul of Barclay James Harvest", Woolly departed BJH in June 1979 to plough his own musical furrow. The 1980 album Maestoso was a majestic work with many outstanding highlights. Black Box Recovered, released in 2003, featured abandoned recordings, along with a selection of rare demos and live recordings. In 2004 Woolly and his band Maestoso released the acclaimed album One Drop in a Dry World. The limited edition live album Fiddling Meanly was issued in 2005. He released the album Grim in 2006, following this with his final solo work, Caterwauling in 2007. This set also includes a 20 track additional CD, The Unlost Works - Demos & Fragments, a previously unreleased collection of recordings. The set features an illustrated book with a new essay written by BJH authorities Keith and Monika Domone. Strange Worlds is a fitting tribute to the multi-faceted music of the much-missed Stuart Woolly Wolstenholme.



CDs

3.2 - Rules Have Changed CD $13.99
3.2 - Rules Have Changed JPN - Import CD $39.99
In October 2015, conversations about a new "3" album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Keith about releasing the long delayed 3 follow up album. Along with renewed fan interest in the band and those conversations, Berry had sparked revived enthusiasm from Keith Emerson for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas and song collaborations ultimately paved the groundwork for this new release to be called 3.2. Everything was set. Song ideas, studio time, record contract… and then, that dark day. Emerson's untimely death made the album an uncertainty. Robert was left with Keith Emerson's final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone, to long discussions about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be produced. After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson's musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with '3' some 30 years ago. The final result is 3.2, a reboot of the original "3" project, centered on Robert Berry's amazing talents. This is a record that deserves to be heard by each and every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes some exquisite musical parts, which every progressive music fan will be delighted to indulge in.

Abraham, Lee - Distant Days Extended Edition, UK - Import CD $21.99

Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore East February 1970 CD $14.99
Digitally remastered edition. Sonically restored and mastered recordings of The Allman Brothers Band's performances at the Fillmore East on February 11, 13 & 14, 1970, captured by legendary Grateful Dead soundman, Owsley Stanley, AKA Bear, who is known for the purity of his Sonic Journal recordings. This is essential listening for Allman Brothers Band fans, showcasing an early incarnation of the band with Duane Allman in full form and featuring the earliest known live concert recording of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, " which had just been penned by Dickey Betts shortly before these shows. The tapes were recorded just one year before the band's landmark At Fillmore East album from the same venue. Long out-of-print, this set was freshly restored and mastered from original tapes in Owsley Stanley's archives, and includes all new album art and liner notes, including a series of rare band photos from the Fillmore East in February 1970, original cover artwork (Electric Mushroom), and new notes from The Allman Brothers Band and the Owsley Stanley Foundation.

Big Big Train - Merchants Of Light UK - Import, 2PC CD $25.99
Two CD casebound edition with a 72-page booklet. 2018 live release from the acclaimed modern prog rock outfit. The album was recorded at the three-time Prog Award winners's shows at London's Cadogan Hall. This set includes the best performance of each song played at the band's sold out Cadogan Hall, London shows which took place in the autumn last year. Big Big Train formed in Bournemouth in 1990. After starting out as an independent band, Big Big Train were signed to Giant Electric Peafrom 1993 to 1998 and distributed their releases through their own website. Since their sixth album The Underfall Yard, which received critical acclaim from the progressive rock community.

Buchanon, Roy - My Babe UK - Import CD $16.99
Roy Buchanan was an American guitarist and blues musician born in Arkansas who pioneered the Telecaster guitar sound to much acclaim from fellow guitarists Beck, Clapton and Page. Roy worked tirelessly over the years and achieved two gold albums in his career up to his death in 1988."My Babe" was released in 1980 and Guitar Player magazine praised him as "having one of the 50 Greatest Tones of All Time". In the bonus interview on this CD release Roy talks about the approach by The Rolling Stones to join them after the death of Brian Jones-he declined to pursue "his own thing".

Cactus - V CD $15.99
Digitally remastered edition of this 2006 album. Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice are one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock music history, they helped to put Vanilla Fudge and countless other bands on the map. All original members, Bogert, Appice, and guitarist Jim McCarty, reunited in 2006 with lead vocalist Jimmy Runes (Savoy Brown), who is a perfect fit for their blues rock to burn down the house with. The line-up featured on this reissue is a hot nasty blues metal machine.

Carrack, Paul - These Days UK - Import CD $24.99

Coltrane, Alice - Spiritual Eternal - Complete Warner Bros - 2PC CD $26.99

Cooper, Alice - Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris - 2PC CD $16.99

Crack the Sky - Living In Reverse CD $16.99
On January 1, 1976, Rolling Stone magazine called the debut album by West Virginian prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky "…one of year's most impressive debuts." Named by Rolling Stone in their 2015 list of 50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums Of All Time and in their 20 Rock Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s That You Never Heard, the magazine's very first review in 1976 went on to compare the band to Steely Dan, 10cc, The Tubes, Ian Hunter, and the inimitable Davie Bowie. Today, some 40 years later the band will release am album featuring new music, Living In Reverse. Living In Reverse showcases 12 new genre-defying Crack tracks. John Palumbo – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards Rick Witkowski – Guitars & Vocals Joey D'Amico – Drums & Vocals Bobby Hird – Guitars & Vocals Glenn Workman – Keyboards & Vocals Dave DeMarco – Bass & Vocals

Curved Air - Phantasmagoria With DVD, Expanded Version, UK - Import, NTSC Region 0, 2PC CD $25.99
Digitally remastered and expanded two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition of the acclaimed Curved Air album Phantasmagoria. Released in 1972, the album was the first to feature a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Mike Wedgwood (bass, vocals).The band's third album featured such classic tracks as 'Marie Antoinette', the title track and 'Melinda (More or Less)' and was acclaimed and another hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc edition includes three bonus tracks, namely two previously unreleased versions of 'Marie Anotinette' and 'Melinda (More or Less)' with French and Italian lyrics respectively and the non-album single 'Sarah's Concern' (released on CD for the first time). The release has been remastered by Francis Monkman and also includes a DVD featuring the band's appearance on the Belgian TV show Pop Shop in 1972 and their performances on the Austrian TV show Spotlight the same year. Phantasmagoria features an illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews.

Curved Air - Second Album With DVD, Remastered, Expanded Version, UK - Import, NTSC Region 0 CD $25.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an expanded 2 disc edition of the acclaimed Curved Air album "Second Album". Released in 1971 the album featured a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Ian Eyre (bass).The album featured the classic hit single 'Back Street Luv' along with such classic tracks as 'Young Mother', 'Jumbo', 'Puppets', 'Everdance' and 'Piece Of Mind' and was an acclaimed hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc CD / DVD edition of "Second Album" includes five bonus tracks taken from a BBC Radio John Peel session in January 1971 and the entire live performance recorded for the BBC's John Peel's Sunday Concert in March 1971. The release has been re-mastered by Francis Monkman and also includes an additional DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring a recently discovered and previously unreleased promotional film from 1971, Warner Brothers presents Curved Air, featuring the tracks 'It Happened Today', 'Vivaldi' and 'Screw', along with the band's appearance filmed for the French TV show Pop Deux in July 1971 and their performances for the German TV show Beat Club the same year."Second Album" restores the original album artwork and features a lavishly illustrated booklet with an essay by Malcolm Dome featuring exclusive interviews with Sonja Kristina, Darryl Way and Francis Monkman.

Donovan - Colours - 2PC CD $15.99
Unfairly dubbed 'the British Dylan' when he exploded onto the UK scene in 1965, Donovan Leitch was a singularly wide-eyed optimist who introduced such quintessentially '60s concepts as Flower Power and Transcendental Meditation to his friends The Beatles and to pop culture in general. The Masters Collection celebrates Donovan's illustrious music career, tinged with mystical beauty and idealistic wonder. Includes his classics 'Catch The Wind' 'Colours' and 'Universal Soldier.

Durutti Column - M24J (Anthology) - 2PC CD $19.99

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man - 2PC CD $16.99
Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.

Fairport Convention & Friends - Tree With Roots: Fairport & The Songs Of Bob Dylan Canada - Import CD $13.99
2018 collection. At the very beginning of their career, the North London Fairport Convention were often mistaken for an American band. This was largely due to their penchant for cover versions of songs by US singer-songwriters, primarily Bob Dylan. A good reason for a 2018 compilation is that it marks the 50th anniversary since the original 12-track Basement Tapes acetate of Dylan arrived in London. It was from this white label that Fairport Convention got "Million Dollar Bash" and Fairport splinter group, Fotheringay, took "Too Much of Nothing". Manfred Mann scored a hit with "The Mighty Quinn", Julie Driscoll & Brian Auger, "This Wheel's On Fire" and, lest we forget, The Tremelos "I Shall Be Released".

Gouldman, Graham - Love & Work CD $13.99
Love And Work is Gouldman's solo album dedicated to his former Wax partner Andrew Gold, with whom he recorded four albums between 1984 and 1996. Includes the acclaimed single Daylight, which was written about Gold, who also appears on the album, playing piano and Dobro on the track Cryin' Time Again. The CD is presented in a beautiful digipack with a pull-out 16 page booklet.

Grateful Dead - Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need It - 3PC CD $24.99
Grateful Dead - Road Trips 4 - No. 1 - Big Rock Pow-wow '69 - 3PC CD $54.99

Hudson-Ford - Daylight Remastered, Expanded Version, UK - Import CD $19.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the official CD debut release of the 1977 album "Daylight" by HUDSON-FORD. Richard Hudson and John Ford first worked together in the band Elmer Gantry's Velvet Opera in the late 1960s. In 1970 the duo joined STRAWBS for their live album "Just A Collection Of Antiques & Curios" and remained with the group for the next three years, contributing as writers to the albums and writing the biggest Strawbs hit single, 'Part Of The Union'. Following the release of the Strawbs album "Bursting At The Seams", the musicians departed to form HUDSON-FORD. They enjoyed a hit single with the song 'Pick Up The Pieces' and recorded three albums for A&M Records between 1973 and 1975. In 1976 they departed A&M to sign with CBS Records, for whom they would record a clutch of singles and the album "Daylight". Released in 1977, "Daylight" would be the final Hudson-Ford album, covering a breadth of styles and including the hit single 'Are You Dancing'. Previously unreleased officially on CD, "Daylight" has now been re-mastered from the CBS master tapes and includes four bonus tracks previously unreleased on CD, drawn from singles released in 1976 and 1977. This edition of "Daylight" restores the original album artwork and features an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Richard Hudson and John Ford.

Jansch, Bert - La Turnaround CD $16.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1974 album by the British folk legend. Includes four bonus tracks. First of a diptych of albums recorded in and influenced by Bert's time in America, and the first of three for American label, Charisma. Tony Stratton Smith himself brought Bert to the label, claiming proudly that "if ever a man is due his place among the 'superstars', it's Bert Jansch." Of the era, As the title suggests, this album was something of a contrast to Jansch's usual style - taking in swathes of Nashville-infused pedal steel - courtesy of the legendary Red Rhodes - to sparkling effect. Bert himself seemed surprised by just how well the record turned out, influenced by the assembled company's alternative approach to recording: "Red Rhodes was delightful, both he and Mike [Nesmith] who played rhythm guitar were extraordinary musicians. I had the songs when we came to record but Mike and Red didn't know them. There were no demos or anything. We'd run through them and I'd teach them the songs but Red especially was used to jamming, playing to the song." Often cited by fans as some of Bert's best work, this 1974 album was produced in part by the Monkees' Mike Nesmith, whose guidance is much in evidence on this perfectly measured slice of British country-rock.

Jansch, Bert - Rare Conundrum CD $16.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1977 album by the British folk legend. Though recorded in England, Bert's time in America recording the preceding L.A. Turnaround and Santa Barbara Honeymoon is still much in evidence. The breezy, bluesy style carries effortless across standout tracks 'Looking For a Home' and '3am', alongside the more familiar UK folk territory of 'The Curragh of Kildare' and 'Pretty Saro'. Recorded at London's now-legendary Air Studios, the production - steered by Jansch and new collaborator Rod Clements - has a wonderful lightness of touch. Conundrum marked a return to a simpler style: it includes delicate instrumentals, Irish traditional songs, a couple of slow blues and some of Bert's most overlooked songs which look back to his childhood ('One To A Hundred') and his early days on the folk scene in Edinburgh ('Three Chord Trick' and 'Three Dreamers'). The three bonus tracks on this edition are from the Danish release of the album where it was released prior to the UK and titled Poor Mouth. Of the recordings, Bert says: "It's a nostalgic album. 'One To A Hundred' is a childhood memory. When I was about ten or eleven, one of the local boys I played with fell into a flooded quarry and drowned. It's also a good mix of songs and styles, a few more traditional folk inspired instrumentals, and there are a couple of slow blues. 'Curragh Of Kildare' is a classic Irish song that I've known forever. It's in the repertoire of every Irish musician. Luke Kelly used to sing it and I learnt it from him but the version we recorded is closer to Finbar and Eddie Furey. 'Instrumentally Irish' is a guitar duet with Rod that's based on another traditional tune that he knew."

Jansch, Bert - Santa Barbara Honeymoon CD $16.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1975 album by the British folk legend. The second of two albums that Bert wrote in America in the mid-'70s, Santa Barbara Honeymoon foregrounds some of Bert's most charming and addictive melodies. Album highlights include 'Baby Blue', 'Lost and Gone' and a reworking of Jackson C. Frank's 'Blues Run The Game'. It was recorded in America over a two-month period and is another departure for Bert Jansch, mixing his familiar style with a more produced sound - utilizing backing singers and session players including horns, steel drums and a Dixieland band. Of the record, Bert says: "I spent three months at Ian Matthews' house in the San Fernando Valley. I didn't have a car and I was really isolated as it was on a street that was 40 miles long. It was in the suburbs on the other side of Hollywood and they just came and picked me up every day to take me to the studio. I think, perhaps, that added to a sense of my not being as involved in the shape of the record as I would normally be." However, it came about, it's an album ripe for reappraisal, with the added bonus of a handful of previously unreleased solo tracks - just Bert and guitar - featuring some of the songs from the album and from L.A. Turnaround recorded live at the Montreux Festival in the summer of 1975.

Jansen, Steve - Corridor CD $16.99

Jarre, Jean-Michel - Planet Jarre Deluxe Edition, UK - Import, 2PC CD $27.99
Jarre, Jean-Michel - Planet Jarre Super Deluxe Edition UK - Import, 4PC CD $109.99

Led Zeppelin - Song Remains The Same - 2PC CD $21.99

Leimer, K. - Threnody CD $15.99
2018 release. Threnody by K. Leimer is a music of disorientation, error and loss. Free of any particular sense of continuity or structure, Threnody dwells in an absent-minded and forgetful state, inhabiting an aftermath of events too disorienting to be completely comprehended. Highly atmospheric, the music draws from influences as diverse as Arve Henriksen, David Sylvian, Taylor Deupree and Biosphere. Shattered phrases emerge among shrouded details in a state of sustained incompleteness. In a departure for Leimer, this music is highly improvised, mostly studio-generated in real-time. "I approached the work by repeatedly abandoning it and, at some later time, after pursuing some other task, after days or weeks of new outrages, wandered back and tried to once more pick up the threads." Threnody is music tuned to a fractured time.

Lorber, Jeff Fusion - Impact CD $17.99
2018 release. Superstar keyboardist, writer, producer Jeff Lorber is renowned as a pioneer in the jazz-fusion movement. Scoring #1 radio hits with Jeff Lorber Fusion and as a founding member of smooth jazz super-group Jazz Funk Soul, Lorber performs constantly before his dedicated fans from coast to coast!! Highlights include the spirited and funky "Highline," the soulful "Arda" and more Lorber originals.

Marillion - All One Tonight (live At The Royal Albert Hall) - 2PC CD $16.99
On October 13, 2017, Marillion played at the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time. The concert was sold out in a split second and the audience, travelling from all over the world, was rewarded with an incredible show. In two parts, All One Tonight (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) firstly showcases the band's acclaimed 2016 studio album F*** Everyone And Run (F E A R) in full. Accompanied by an awe-inspiring light show and films, Marillion performed their incisive and era-defining zeitgeist with unparalleled passion and power. The second half introduces In Praise Of Folly and guests, a string quartet with flute and French horn that throughout the rest of the show inject an extra depth and emotion to some of Marillion's best-loved live material.

Marillion - Happiness Is Cologne (live) - 2PC CD $18.99
HAPPINESS IS COLOGNE Marillion A 2CD live album from the band's 26 November 2008 performance at the E-Werk in Cologne. Line-up / Musicians - Steve Rothery / guitars - Ian Mosley / drums - Pete Trewavas / bass - Steve Hogarth / vocals, keyboards, guitars, percussion - Mark Kelly / synthesizers, samples & effects

Marillion - Popular Music (live) - 2PC CD $18.99

McCartney, Paul - Egypt Station CD $15.99
Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station by way of Capitol Records. Sharing a title with one of Paul's own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013's international chart-topping NEW. Of the forthcoming album's enigmatic title, Paul says, "I liked the words 'Egypt Station.' It reminded me of the 'album' albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from." True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station's 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals "Station I" and "Station II," each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness ("Happy With You"), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era ("People Want Peace"), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul's previous combos ("Despite Repeated Warnings"). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul's singular unmistakable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

McLaughlin, John & 4th Dimension - Live In San Francisco CD $17.99

Mike & the Mechanics - Silent Running UK - Import, 2PC CD $14.99

Miles, Buddy - Chapter VII UK - Import CD $14.99

Mr.Big - Lean Into It CD $14.99
Lean into It is the second studio album by the hard rock supergroup Mr. Big, released in March 26, 1991. The band's breakthrough release, Lean into It peaked at #15 on the Billboard 200 charts, while the single "To Be with You" became the band's first and only song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, "Just Take My Heart", was another Top 40 hit, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy" features Gilbert and Sheehan running Makita cordless drills over their guitar strings in harmony to create an unusually fast solo which is likely not possible to replicate with hands. The cover image is a picture from the Montparnasse train accident that occurred on October 22, 1895 in Gare Montparnasse station in Paris, France.

Pere Ubu - Cloudland CD $15.99
Pere Ubu - Raygun Suitcase CD $15.99
Pere Ubu - Worlds In Collision CD $15.99

Pineapple Thief - Dissolution CD $16.99

Pretty Things - Live On Air At The BBC & Other Transmissions 1974-1975 With DVD, Germany - Import, NTSC Format CD $29.99
BBC & German TV recordings featuring their 1974-1976 releases on the Led Zeppelin owned Swan Song label. The 2 disc brilliant box & slipcase package includes 1 audio CD + 1 region free NTSC DVD) & liner notes by Mike Stax.

Residents - Ghost Of Hope CD $15.99
Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Residents - I Am A Resident CD $16.99
Residents - I Am A Resident - Special Edition, 2PC CD $19.99
The Residents announce a new chapter in their lengthy and legendary career - not just a new album but a completely new concept: I AM A RESIDENT!. After inviting fans to record cover versions of their songs via PledgeMusic, the group have reworked that material into the ultimate Residents mashup, editing, looping and over-dubbing to create something entirely new.

Rua, Vitor & Metaphysical Angels - When Better Isn't Quite Good Enough - 2PC CD $16.99
The spirit of enquiry and experiment is still alive and kicking - in Portugal anyway. On this double CD, Vitor looks twice at the same material. On CD one we get his unique take on guitar improvisation, which is electric, songlike and mixes genres in an unusual way. Then he takes all the pieces on that CD and orchestrates them with drums, bass, piano, guitar, clarinet and trumpet, to make a duplicate CD on which the same pieces appear as quite different pieces. You can choose one or the other, or compare the takes - or try to unpick the process by listening. And the band lists some of the leading figures of the Portuguese avant-jazz, and indie rock scenes.

Simon, Paul - In The Blue Light - Digipack Packaging CD $14.99
Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features collaborations with a diverse array of artists who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist's favorite (though perhaps less-familiar) compositions drawn from the five-decade span of his illustrious solo career. Revisiting his repertoire, Simon has selected songs originally appearing on There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973), Still Crazy After All These Years (1975), One-Trick Pony (1980), Hearts and Bones (1983), The Rhythm of The Saints (1990), You're The One (2000) and So Beautiful Or So What (2011), refreshing and transforming the compositions through new arrangements and a talented cast of guest musicians. Among the many artists joining Simon on In The Blue Light are jazz icons trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Bill Frisell, drummers Jack DeJohnette and Steve Gadd and chamber ensemble quintet yMusic.

Skolnick, Alex - Conundrum CD $16.99

Tangerine Dream - Sessions 1 UK - Import CD $21.99
2018 live release. In the imperial years of the 1970s, Tangerine Dream's live concerts were an electronic exploration, improvised and different every night, with little or no relationship to their smash hit albums, which were similarly esoteric. As the 1980s dawned, their recorded work contained more recognizable themes and they scored some of the biggest films of the decade (Risky Business, Firestarter, Near Dark, Thief, Sorcerer) and the live show became more regimented. Now, they are returning in part to those pioneering days, and every show includes a half-hour section of improvisation, different every night, with an ecstatic reaction from fans. The best improvisations are being released as Sessions, and Invisible Hands Music is proud to bring the first one out recorded live in Budapest and Hong Kong. An important band at the peak of their powers, a treat for fans of electronic music.

Thompson, Richard - 13 Rivers CD $15.99

Wakeman, Rick - The Burning CD $17.99
The Burning is a 1981 slasher film with a musical score by Rick Wakeman. Stephen Ralteri writes: "The soundtrack from the movie The Burning is on side two of this album, with side one featuring "The Wakeman Variations" on some of the same material. With the exception of the "End Title Theme," the soundtrack is unusual for Wakeman, including some eerie ambient electronics, a horror story narrated by Brian Matthews, and two tracks on which Wakeman doesn't play, one a country-rock tune featuring banjo and pedal steel guitar. The "Variations" are keyboard-led instrumentals more in the Wakeman tradition."

Wakeman, Rick - G'Ole CD $17.99
G'ole! is the official documentary film of the 1982 FIFA World Cup held in Spain. The film is narrated by Sean Connery and the score was written by Rick Wakeman. It tells the story of the 1982 FIFA World Cup which was won by Italy who beat West Germany in the final. It also highlights New Zealand - who played the most games in order to qualify - and Cameroon, a rising African force.

Wakeman, Rick - Piano Odyssey UK - Import CD $22.99

Wigwam - Lucky Golden Stripes & Starpose UK - Import CD $21.99
Wigwam - Nuclear Nightclub Expanded Version, UK - Import CD $21.99

Wishbone Ash - Nouveau Calls Holland - Import CD $15.99
Digitally remastered edition. Nouveau Calls is the 14th album by rock band Wishbone Ash. In 1987, IRS Records founder and original Wishbone manager Miles Copeland III began a record label entitled No Speak, which featured all instrumental music. For the first time in 14 years, Andy Powell and Steve Upton joined forces with Martin Turner and Ted Turner. Fans were beyond elated to hear that the original Wishbone Ash was back in action, however, reactions were mixed because there were no vocals on the new album. Shedding both vocals and pseudo-heaviness, the original quartet is playing in well thought-out compositions with of course the twin lead guitars of Ted Turner and Andy Powell. Today, these tunes still come out crisp and invigorating. The title Nouveau Calls is a pun on "No Vocals".

Yes (Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman) - Yes Live At The Apollo - 2PC CD $19.99
In 2016, Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman brought together their incredible talents and long experience of working in Yes to take to the road for a series of concerts celebrating Yes' musical legacy of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Yes featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman toured first in North America and then brought their live show to the UK in early 2017, including this performance captured at the Manchester Apollo. The band are in superb form in front of a sell-out crowd who are clearly loving every minute of the show which includes classic tracks such as Roundabout, Owner Of A Lonely Heart, And You And I, Hold On, Heart Of The Sunrise, Rhythm Of Love, I've Seen All Good People and many more. Line-up Jon Anderson (vocals, guitar, harp); Trevor Rabin (guitar, vocals); Rick Wakeman (keyboards) With Lee Pomeroy (bass) and Lou Molino III (drums)



SACDs

Davis, Miles - Bitches Brew Quadraphonic Ltd Ed, Hybrid SACD, JPN - Import, 2PC SACD-Hybrid $79.99

Thompson, Richard - Rumor And Sigh SACD $40.99
Limited hybrid SACD edition mastered from the original master tapes. Richard Thompson manages all of his usual superhuman feats on Rumor and Sigh. Rippled, vibrant guitar lines that sound like they're coming from four guitars? Check. Lyrics that expose the delicate quirks of human behavior in witty, truthful manners? Here. Engaging vocals that arrive as if they are sung only to you, the words doubling as whispered thoughts in your own head? Yep. But Rumor and Sigh goes further by featuring astute, lively production and well-planned arrangements ranking the 1991 album as one of the - if not the most - cohesive and accessible efforts of Thompson's storied career. And now, courtesy of Mobile Fidelity, it's his best-sounding record. Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2000 numbered copies, this hybrid SACD breathes with an effervescent openness that makes the music emerge with a livelier sheen, standout dynamics, and unstoppable energy. This definitive digital edition makes it immediately evident Rumor and Sigh ensures as a very special album - a cohesive, varied, and fun set spiked with some of Thompson's finest compositions and an exoticism that extends to the modest use of the hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, concertina, and crumhorn.



Blu-Ray Audio

Led Zeppelin - Song Remains The Same Blu-Ray Audio $31.99
THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME is the soundtrack to the legendary concert film of the same name, which was released in 1976. The performances in the film were recorded July 27-29, 1973 at Madison Square Garden during the band's tour for its then-current studio album, Houses Of The Holy.The packaging for all of the reissue formats will be the most exquisite and elaborate in the Led Zeppelin reissue series, echoing the intricate embossing of the albums original issue. This format represents the album's debut in hi-res 5.1 surround sound on Blu-ray audio. It features 96kHz/24 bit 5.1 (DTS-HD Master Audio Surround) and stereo mixes (PCM Stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo). It also includes video performances of four songs not in the original film: "Celebration Day," "Over The Hills And Far Away," "Misty Mountain Hop," and "The Ocean." (All with 5.1 audio).

Parsons, Alan - Eye In The Sky - Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray Audio $19.99
Not only is "Eye in the Sky" a fantastic concept album featuring splendid songcraft (the LP and the title track went Top 10), but this is legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons we're talking about, and the album is one of the most luxurious listening experiences of it's time. The 5.1 surround mix that Alan created in 2017 for the 35th Anniversary Box Set is nothing less than an auditory wonder; now available as a standalone Blu-ray Audio release for the first time, that mix is here along with the hi-def stereo version derived from the original analog tapes at the same time! Real Gone Music.



Japanese CDs

Chicken Shack - Forty Blue Fingers Freshly Packed & Ready To Serve JPN - Import CD $18.99

King Crimson - Collector's Club: 2000.10.10 Osaka JPN - Import CD $49.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 2000.10.11 Fukuoka JPN - Import CD $49.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 2000.10.13 Sendai JPN - Import CD $49.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 2000.10.3 Yokohama JPN - Import CD $49.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 2000.10.9 Nagoya JPN - Import CD $49.99
Japanese-only release. JVC. 2018.

Mouzon, Alphonse - Funky Snakefoot JPN - Import CD $20.99

Winter, Johnny - And JPN - Import CD $18.99
Winter, Johnny - John Dawson Winter 3 JPN - Import CD $18.99



Japanese Mini-LP Sleeve CDs

Bolan, Marc - You Scare Me To Death MLP-Sleeve, Blu-Spec CD, With Book, Remastered, JPN - Import CD $45.99

John, Elton - Blue Moves Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $54.99
John, Elton - Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Caribou Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Elton John Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Empty Sky MLP-Sleeve, Ltd Ed, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Greatest Hits Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Greatest Hits Volume 2 Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, With Book, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Honky Chateau Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Madman Across The Water Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, With Book, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Rock Of The Westies Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99
John, Elton - Tumbleweed Connection Ltd Ed, MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $43.99

Juicy Lucy - Get a Whiff a This MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, JPN - Import CD $44.99
Juicy Lucy - Juicy Lucy MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, JPN - Import CD $44.99
Juicy Lucy - Lie Back & Enjoy It MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, JPN - Import CD $44.99

Poco - Blue & Gray MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Poco - Cowboys & Englishmen MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Poco - Head Over Heels MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $34.99
Poco - Indian Summer MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $34.99
Poco - Legend MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Poco - Rose Of Cimarron MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $34.99
Poco - Under The Gun MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $34.99

Strawbs - Bursting At The Seams MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - Dragonfly MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - From The Witchwood MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - Ghosts MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - Grave New World MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $42.99
Strawbs - Hero & Heroine MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - Just A Collection Of Antiques & Curious MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - Nomadness MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99
Strawbs - Strawbs MLP-Sleeve, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $36.99




And now on to newly released titles - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/domestic/new.htm .




Videos

Rolling Stones - From The Vaults: No Security - San Jose 1999 UK - Import, NTSC Region 0 DVD $18.99
Rolling Stones - From The Vault: No Security. San Jose '99 - With CD, 3PC DVD $24.99
Rolling Stones - From The Vaults: No Security - San Jose 1999 UK - Import Blu-Ray $20.99
Rolling Stones - From The Vault: No Security. San Jose '99 - With CD, 3PC Blu-Ray $27.99
The Rolling Stones' No Security tour ran from January to June 1999 through North America and Europe. It followed on from the colossal Bridges To Babylon tour and took its name from the "No Security" live album recorded on that 1997/98 tour. In reaction to the huge stadiums played on Bridges To Babylon the conscious decision was made to book smaller venues for the initial North American leg of the No Security tour. This latest addition to the acclaimed From The Vaults series was filmed at the San Jose Arena in front of an audience of a little over 30,000 (intimate by Rolling Stones standards!) at the end of the North American dates. Previously unreleased, it captures the band in top form playing a set that spans from mid-sixties hit singles up to the then current Bridges To Babylon album.



CD Box Sets

Buffalo Springfield - What's That Sound - Complete Albums Collection - 5PC CD $37.99
May 5th marked the 50th anniversary of Buffalo Springfield's final show, a performance which capped a two-year period which saw the band releasing three studio albums: their debut album Buffalo Springfield, their sophomore effort, Buffalo Springfield Again, and their swan song, Last Time Around. These 3 albums have been newly remastered from the original analog tapes under the watchful ears of Neil Young for this new boxed set. The set includes new stereo mixes of all three albums as well as mono mixes of the first two albums.

Corea, Chick - 3 Essential Albums Italy - Import, 3PC CD $16.99

Davis, Miles - 3 Essential Albums Italy - Import, 3PC CD $16.99

De Lucia, Paco - 5 Original Albums by Paco De Lucia - Boxed Set, 5PC CD $19.99
Paco DeLuca - "5 Original Albums" Five electrifying performances recorded between 1972 and 1978, during which his output featured both solo and group formats. El Duende Flamenco de Paco de Luca (1972) - Fuente y Caudal (1973) - en Vivo Desde El Teatro Real (1975) - Almoraima (1976) - Plays Manuel de Falla (1978)

Jarrett, Keith - 3 Essential Albums Italy - Import, 3PC CD $17.99

Scofield, John - 5 Original Albums by John Scofield - Boxed Set, 5PC CD $19.99
John Scofield - "5 Original Albums" The versatile guitarist recorded with legends Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette on "Time on my Hands". Time on My Hands - Meant to Be - Grace Under Pressure - Hand Jive - Groove Elation



CDs

Animals - Animalisms CD $16.99
CD of The Animals classic third album - Animalisms. Their first album after leaving Columbia and signing to Decca, now reissued with 13 bonus tracks

Beefheart Jr. - Temporarily Immortal CD $15.99
2018 release, the long-awaited solo project from famed drummer for the legendary cult band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Robert Williams! Features guest appearances by guitarist Mike Miller (Chick Corea / Yellowjackets), Rob Love, and others.

Big Big Train - Swan Hunter UK - Import CD $14.99
Digipak CD with 12 page booklet. 2018 EP from the British prog rock band featuring live and remixed studio versions of 'Swan Hunter', the band's elegy for the shipbuilding communities of the north-east, alongside two previously unreleased tracks. Tim Bowness features as guest vocalist on 'Seen Better Days.

Blodwyn Pig - Ahead Rings Out / Getting To This - 2PC CD $14.99
Jethro Tull's Mick Abrahams went in a much more bluesy, jazzy direction when he left Jethro Tull to form this band in '69. That doesn't mean their 1969 debut LP doesn't rock; it most certainly does, and it rocked and rolled all the way to the UK Top 10. This LP reissue is the first "Ahead Rings Out" vinyl pressing in 20 years: "It's Only Love," "Dear Jill," "Up and Coming," "Backwash," "Leave It with Me" and more. The 2-CD deluxe edition adds the band's 1970 LP "Getting to This": "Drive Me," "See My Way," "Worry," "Toys" and more.

Bowie, David - Welcome To The Blackout (live London '78) - 2PC CD $24.99
This is the CD debut of Welcome To The Blackout (Live London '78). This live album features performances recorded at Earl's Court in London on 30 June and 1 July, 1978 during Bowie's Isolar II Tour.

CCS - A's B's & Rarities Holland - Import CD $16.99
CCS were a British group of mainly studio musicians led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner. The personnel included guitarist Peter Thorup, one of Denmark's most important blues musicians, and former Blue Mink members/studio musicians guitarist Alan Parker known from a.o. David Bowie, Donovan, Walker Brothers and the Top Of The Pops tune "Whole Lotta Love", Herbie Flowers known from a.o. David Bowie, Lou Reed (the bass line of "Walk On The Wild Side"), Bryan Ferry & George Harrison, Blue Mink founder Roger Coulam on the bass guitar and Tom Jones drummer Barry Morgan. Their biggest hits were "Tap Turns On The Water" and the Donovan song "Walking".

Chicago - Chicago Ii - Live On Soundstage CD $15.99
Chicago - Chicago Ii - Live On Soundstage Deluxe CD + DVD edition CD $24.99
Chicago II: Live On Soundstage underscores the enduring popularity of Chicago's second album with an energized performance of the entire double-album in front of a live audience. Originally released in January 1970 as Chicago (and later dubbed Chicago II), the album was a major breakthrough for the band and features some of the group's biggest hits, including the Top 10 singles: "25 Or 6 To 4," "Make Me Smile" and "Colour My World." Nominated for three Grammy awards and certified double-platinum, the album is also known for several extended song cycles: "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" by trombonist/composer James Pankow; "Memories Of Love" by guitarist Terry Kath and composer Peter Matz; and "It Better End Soon" by keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm. Robert Lamm and James Pankow have also become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017.

Clannad - Turas 1980 - 2PC CD $20.99
Travelling back in time when Clannad was well known for their interpretations of traditional Irish folk songs. As their international breakthrough happened a few years later, on this day in January 1980 Clannad followed the roots of all their inspirations and played to an enthusiastic audience in Bremen, Germany. It was one of the last times that Clannad played that pure and simple.

Clarke, Stanley - Message CD $17.99

Davies, Ray - Our Country: Americana Act 2 - Digipack Packaging CD $14.99
2018 release from the former Kinks singer/songwriter. This release is the follow-up to his 2017 LP Americana. According to Davies, Our Country: Americana Act II "follows my journey across America; through endless tours not just to reclaim the Kinks' career, but to rediscover the country that offered me my earliest inspirations," Our Country: Americana Act II was preceded by it's first single and opening track "Our Country," a rootsy rocker about Davies' conflicted relationship with America. "This is my country/And I can't believe/That one day I'd want to leave these shores forever," Davies sings on the chorus. "The book [Americana] has got some song references in it and the songs are part of the narrative, so the trick was to get the record to stand up as a record as well as being part of a series," Davies says. "I think people that like the first album understand where it's going. [Our Country] is what happens when you get there."

Di Meola, Al - Elegant Gypsy & More (live) CD $15.99
With his acclaimed current studio album 'OPUS', Al di Meola not only topped the TOP 5 of the Official German Jazz Album Charts and burst to #1 position in the US Contemporary Jazz Album Charts, but once again proved his status as a 'guitar superstar'. His curriculum vitae is full of exciting musical moments and incredible works and he still finds ways to challenging himself: he is a jack-of-all-trades, who does not take a real break in supposedly quieter times. Al di Meola is burning for his passion - the music. With 'Elegant Gypsy & More LIVE'; partly recorded on his very successful 'Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary'-US Tour in 2017, Al di Meola proves once again that jazz music tremendously 'rocks'. Above all, for him it is also a journey back to his musical beginning, which he brings to new heights with fantastic versions of songs like 'Race With Devil On Spanish Highway', 'Flight Over Rio', 'Midnight Tango' or 'Egyptian Danza'.

Dyble, Judy - Earth Is Sleeping UK - Import CD $15.99

Dylan, Bob - Live 1962-1966 Rare Performance From The Copyright Collections - 2PC CD $16.99
Two CD live archive release from the folk rock icon. This compilation consists of previously released live recordings from 1962 - 1966, most of them rare and hard to find. Includes versions of many of his classic songs including 'Blowin' In The Wind', 'Masters Of War', 'Chimes Of Freedom', 'She Belongs To Me', 'The Times They Are A-Changin' and many more.

Faithful, Marianne - Rich Kid Blues UK - Import CD $14.99
Digitally remastered edition. Rich Kid Blues is a studio album by Marianne Faithfull, recorded in 1971 under the name Masques and released in 1985. Produced by Mike Leander, who had produced and arranged much of Faithfull's Decca material, Rich Kid Blues is an intriguing album of spare, largely acoustic readings of folk/rock songs including several Bob Dylan covers, as well as songs by Phil Ochs, George Harrison, Cat Stevens, Tim Hardin, James Taylor and Sandy Denny. Marianne Faithfull had this to say about the 1971 recordings: "The record itself is very strange and ghostly. It's the voice of somebody incredibly high, probably on the edge of death. They always sound like that. Johnny Thunders sounds like that. Anybody who heard that record would have said, 'Well that's that. We'll never hear from her again'."

Farrell, Joe - Joe Farrell Quartet / Outback / Moon Germs UK - Import, 2PC CD $20.99
Digitally remastered two CD set containing jazz saxophonist Joe Farrell's first three albums for CTI, dating from 1970, 1972 and 1973. Quartet features Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack de Johnette and John McLaughlin. Outback has Chick Corea, Elvin Jones, Buster Williams and Airto Moreira. Moon Germs includes Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke and Jack de Johnette.

Farrell, Joe - Penny Arcade / Upon This Rock / Canned Funk UK - Import, 2PC CD $19.99
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a trio of albums from the jazz saxophonist and flute player. Contains Joe Farrell's fourth, fifth and sixth albums for CTI, dating from 1974 and 1975. Sidemen on these albums include Joe Beck, Herbie Hancock and Steve Gadd. Farrell originally came to fame as a member of Chick Corea's Return To Forever in the early 1970s. Sadly, Farrell died at the very young age of 48 in 1986.

Fates Warning - Live Over Europe - 2PC CD $16.99
Two CD set. 2018 live release from the metal giants. Gathered during the group's most recent European headlining run for Fates Warning's much acclaimed latest studio album Theories Of Flight in January 2018, Live Over Europe includes recordings from eight different cities and a total of 23 songs in over 138 minutes of playing time, spanning 30 years of the group's seminal career. The live-album features the stellar line-up of Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums).

Godfrey, Robert John & The Enid - 70th Birthday Concert: Live At Union Chapel UK - Import CD $29.99

Grateful Dead - Anthem Of The Sun (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) - Ltd 2PC CD $24.99
Deluxe two CD 50th Anniversary edition. This double disc set includes two versions of the original album - one fully remastered from the original 1968 mix, and the other remastered from the more well-known 1971 mix. Both mixes of the albums were mastered by Grammy-winning engineer David Glasser from the original analog master tapes. The set also includes a bonus disc with a previously unreleased complete live show recorded on October 22, 1967 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA. The band's most experimental album, Anthem Of The Sun was an unprecedented mix of studio and live recordings stitched together to create a hybrid. Fifty years later, it remains a pinnacle of psychedelic music. It also marked a departure for the band, as they began to channel their creativity into longer jams on songs like "Alligator" and "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)" - two live staples of the Dead's early days. "This is one the most thrilling albums The Grateful Dead ever produced, mixing portions of live recordings from the first six months of Mickey's tenure with the band, along with studio experimentations that would hint at where the Dead would go when they started recording to 16-track tape the following year."

Heldon - Agneta Nilsson CD $18.99
Heldon - Third - 2 Pack, 2PC CD $22.99

King Crimson - Elements Tour Box 2018 - 2PC CD $24.99
2018 two CD history of King Crimson featuring many extracts and tracks appearing on CD for the first time, including many by the current line-up. Packaged in DVD sized fold out digipak style book case with 24 page booklet. The Elements tour box was originally devised specifically as a one-off edition for the 2014 King Crimson tour but has since become an in-demand series with subsequent editions in 2015, 16 and 17 becoming firm sellers. As with previous releases in the series, the full variety of King Crimson's music can be represented over two CDs with extracts from rehearsals, new live recordings, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes and finished recordings from 1969-2017, many of which make their first appearance on CD. Every line-up is featured across this set. The accompanying booklet features sleeve-notes by co-compiler Sid Smith, photos of memorabilia, full info about the current tour and a number of band and individual photos of the now eight member King Crimson line-up.

Kooper, Al - Live At The Record Plant CD $18.99

Landreth, Sonny - Live at Jazzfest 2018 CD $22.99

Man - Legal Bootleg Live 99 CD $16.99
Live album from the Welsh legends. The band became Man when Deke Leonard from another Welsh band The Dream joined and the band signed to Pye records. Throughout the seventies the band had undergone a number of changes with members coming and going at an alarming rate with Deke Leonard leaving and joining and Martin Ace leaving and also returning briefly. During the years that followed the split the various members all concentrated on solo projects however in 1983 the band decided to re-form and head out on the road and play gigs and record again. And they were just as good as ever, as you can hear on this extraordinary slice of vintage British head music.

Manfred Mann - Five Faces Of Manfred Mann CD $14.99
The Five Faces of Manfred Mann is the debut British and second US album by Manfred Mann. It was first released in the UK on 11 September 1964 by His Master's Voice. In late October/early November, the album was released in Canada by Capitol Records. The Canadian track listing was almost the same as the UK version, except it included the hit "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" instead of "I've Got My Mojo Working". The record has been called "one of the great blues-based British invasion albums; it's a hot, rocking record that benefits from some virtuoso playing as well".

Manfred Mann - Mann Made CD $14.99
The second Manfred Mann studio album, released in November 1965, followed a string of hits for the band including 5-4-3-2-1, Do Wah Diddy Diddy and If You Gotta Go, Go Now. Recorded at Abbey Road with John Burgess and Norman (Hurricane) Smith, the album features the, by now, distinctive keyboard sounds of Manfred Mannn, Mike Hugg's vibraphone and drumming, Mike Vickers' inventive sax and flute, Tom McGuinness' bass and Paul Jones' vocals and harmonica. Newly remastered, with new sleeve notes written by Tom McGuinness. This reissue is fully approved by the band.

Manfred Mann - Mann Made Hits CD $14.99
Manfred Mann With Paul Jones ?- Mann Made Hits - Mann Made is the second British and fourth American studio album by Manfred Mann. It was released through His Master's Voice in the UK on 15 October 1965 (in both mono-catalogue number CLP 1911; and in stereo-CSD 1628), and Ascot Records in the US on 5 November 1965 (mono-ALM 13024; stereo-ALS 13024), with the same tracks and sequence. There were fewer R&B songs on Mann Made than on The Five Faces of Manfred Mann and more pop. Mike Vickers and Paul Jones would leave the group after this album.

Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann CD $14.99
Manfred Mann - Soul Of Mann (Instrumentals) Soul of Mann is a 1967 compilation album of instrumental recordings by Manfred Mann, released by HMV Records shortly after the company dropped the group from it's roster.

Marillion - Smoke (live) CD $16.99
On October 13, 2017, Marillion played at the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time. The concert was sold out in a split second and the audience, travelling from all over the world, was rewarded with an incredible Marillion show. Marillion are one of the UK music scene's best kept secrets; purveyors of soulful, powerful, and often deeply-moving music, with a long-standing reputation for blistering live shows which have earned them an impressive and faithful global fanbase.

Miller, Steve - Recall The Beginning: A Journey From Eden Deluxe Ed, MLP Sleeve, Remastered, Spain - Import CD $20.99
Out of print in the U.S. Recall the Beginning... A Journey from Eden is the seventh album by American rock band Steve Miller Band, released in 1972. While the album may not have been a big success, Miller's next album, The Joker, was his commercial breakthrough. The Steve Miller Band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. It is best known today for a string of (mainly) mid- to late-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier psychedelic rock albums.

Mothersbaugh, Mark - Hotel Transylvania (Original Soundtrack) CD $14.99

Mountain - Flowers Of Evil / Live (The Road Goes On Forever) UK - Import CD $19.99
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of the New York rock band' albums, originally released in 1971 and 1972. Mountain featured Leslie West on guitar and the late Felix Pappalardi on vocals and bass. Mountain finally split in 1974, only to reform in 1981, with various new members and "off-on" reunions. Both albums made the US Top 100. The first (a #35 LP) is split between studio tracks ("Crossroader," the title song and more) and live ones including a rock 'n' roll medley and their signature smash "Mississippi Queen." The second includes a 17-minute "Nantucket Sleighride" plus "Long Red," "Waiting to Take You Away" and more live Mountain jams!

Mountain - Live - The Road Goes Ever On CD $16.99
Digitally remastered edition of this 1972 release. Windfall assembled this outstanding live document of the original version of the band Mountain following their breakup. The album features a couple of tracks from their landmark performance at the Woodstock festival and the epic centerpiece of the album, a majestic extended version of 'Nantucket Sleighride'. Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi, Corky Laing and Steve Knight were riding their first wave of success with their first two studio albums when these performances were documented. This version of the band could flat-out cook and the extended cuts show that they knew how to jam with a sense of power and dynamics. The performances were mastered from the original tapes by Vic Anesini and the liner notes by Ralph Chapman place the whole project in the proper perspective. The album is fleshed out by an extended bonus performance of "Stormy Monday" that was culled from another early '70s festival performance.

Mr Big - Live From Milan - 2 CD/Blu-Ray CD $21.99
2CD/Blu-ray Following the release of their 2017 album, 'Defying Gravity', Mr. Big set out on a trek that took them all over the world to promote the new release in a live setting. Anyone who has ever had the distinct pleasure of seeing the band live knows that the virtuoso musicianship and incredible vocals are on full display in this setting. By this time, drummer Pat Torpey's battle with Parkinson s Disease had been made public, but Pat toured with the band regardless and sat behind the drum kit for select songs, while also providing background vocals, tambourine, etc. On other tracks when Matt Starr was taking his turn on the kit. Captured at a stop in Milan, IT, 'LIVE FROM MILAN' has a tracklisting that will surely satisfy long-time and newer fans of the band, and of course contains bass and guitar solos from the always entertaining and awe inspiring Billy Sheehan and Paul Gilbert, respectively. Sadly, this would be one of Pat Torpey s last performances with the band as he passed away from complications due to Parkinson's in early 2018. The set captures a special moment in time for the band and also serves as a 'greatest hits' of sorts as they hit on all their classic songs from the early albums as well as revered material from newer releases. GENRE: Hard Rock

Nash, Graham - Over The Years - 2PC CD $22.99
2018 two CD collection. Over The Years... highlights songs from the iconic CSN debut album ("Marrakesh Express") and it's successor album Dj Vu, for which Neil Young joined forces with CSN ("Our House" and "Teach Your Children") as well as songs from subsequent CSN albums ("Just A Song Before I Go" and "Wasted On The Way"). In addition, the collection highlights songs that Nash recorded for his 1971 solo debut, Songs For Beginners, including "Military Madness" and "Simple Man," and includes unreleased mixes for two other songs from that album: "Better Days" and "I Used To Be King." The most recent recording on the compilation is "Myself At Last" from Nash's 2016 solo album This Path Tonight. Includes 15 demo recordings, 12 of which have never been released. Standouts include the 1968 London demo of "Marrakesh Express," rejected by the Hollies and setting the stage for Nash's relocation to Los Angeles and the next chapter of his life. The set contains early versions of CSN classics like "Our House," "Wasted On The Way," "Pre-Road Downs," and "Teach Your Children." Other unreleased gems include: "I Miss You" and "You'll Never Be The Same" - both from Nash's 1974 solo album Wild Tales - and "Horses Through A Rainstorm," originally intended for Dj Vu.

Osibisa - Black Magic Night: Live UK - Import CD $24.99
Digitally remastered two CD edition of this 1977 live release. Osibisa are a Ghanaian Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. They were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the establishment of world music. Black Magic Night was recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in 1977.

Palmer, Carl - Live - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - With DVD CD $19.99
Live - Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy - 2 disc release from Carl Palmer, perhaps the mostly highly rated drummer in the world, and now the sole surviving member of prog rock giants Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Features two amazing Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy gigs: CD live in New York 2014, DVD Live Miami 2016. DVD (2 hrs long) is a complete tribute show to Keith Emerson, featuring special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni. Booklet with sleeve notes by Carl Palmer. Sensational instrumental versions of ELP and ELP inspired classics, featuring the prodigal talents of Simon Fitzpatrick on guitar and Paul Bielatowicz on bass

Procol Harum - Exotic Birds & Fruit UK - Import, 3PC CD $33.99
Digitally remastered and expanded three CD edition of the acclaimed Procol Harum album Exotic Birds And Fruit. Released in April 1974, the album was the product of a series of recording sessions beset by power cuts, the result of industrial strife during the winter of 1973. Despite having to work around these difficult conditions, Exotic Birds and Fruit would prove to be another fine collection of material written by Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid, featuring such classic tracks as 'Nothing But The Truth', 'As Strong As Samson', 'Beyond The Pale', 'Butterfly Boys' and 'The Idol'. The album would reveal the line-up of Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham and B. J. Wilson to be in fine, inspired form. This expanded three CD edition of Exotic Birds And Fruit includes the original album (with two bonus tracks), along with two additional discs featuring the band's entire performance for BBC Radio One's In Concert show from March 1974 and a previously unreleased 65 minute live set recorded at January Sound Studios in Dallas on July 5th 1974 for KZEW FM. The release also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet featuring material from Gary Brooker's personal archive and an essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare featuring comments from Gary Brooker.

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel With DVD, Expanded Version, UK - Import, NTSC Region 0, 2PC CD $26.99
Digitally remastered and expanded CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD edition. Released in March 1973, the album was the first to feature a line-up of Gary Brooker (piano, vocals), Alan Cartwright (bass), Chris Copping (organ), Mick Grabham (guitars) and B. J. Wilson (drums) and was remarkable for it's musical diversity and was hailed as "A masterpiece of musical perfection and lyricism" by the NME weekly music paper. From the sumptuously orchestrated title track, to compositions such as 'For Liquorice John', 'Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)', 'Bringing Home The Bacon', 'Toujours L'Amour' and 'Robert's Box'. Grand Hotel defied classification but remains one of Procol Harum's best loved and most admired works. This expanded two disc edition includes five bonus tracks, (three previously unreleased), taken from the early recording sessions, along with a DVD featuring a previously unreleased performance filmed for RTBF television in Belgium from November 1973. The release also features a replica of the book included with the original LP of Grand Hotel and a further lavishly illustrated booklet featuring material from Gary Brooker's personal archive and an essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare featuring comments from Gary Brooker.

Procol Harum - Prodigal Stranger Expanded Version, Remastered, UK - Import CD $20.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. The album was released in August 1991 following a fourteen year hiatus by the band and saw a reunion of Gary Brooker, lyricist Keith Reid, organist Matthew Fisher and guitarist Robin Trower. With assistance from Dave Bronze (bass) and Mark Brzezicki (drums), The Prodigal Stranger was a welcome return by Procol Harum and a strong collection of songs. This new expanded edition of The Prodigal Stranger has been newly remastered and includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks; two demos from 1990 and a live recording of 'Holding On' for SWR Radio in Germany in 2003. The release also includes an illustrated booklet featuring material from Gary Brooker's personal archive and an essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare featuring comments from Gary Brooker.

Ravenstine, Allen - Waiting For The Bomb CD $16.99
Eccentricity in music is tricky in that it's difficult to embrace it in moderation without it coming off as.overly & gratingly deliberate, or teetering.into full-blown novelty. Pere Ubu co-founder Allen Ravenstine's Waiting For The Bomb is a rare exception where peculiarity, nuance & genuine warmth align in such a way as to perch right on that edge & it is all the more evocative because of it.

Regal Worm - Pig Views UK - Import CD $21.99

Residents - Rmx CD $19.99
The Residents are fiddlers. Not fiddle players, just fiddlers. They like to play around and see different ways their songs could sound. They call this RMX. Some say RMX stands for "remix" but with The Residents, who knows? While the RMX concept is mostly associated with two album projects (The King and Eye RMX and WB: RMX), The Residents had also tinkered with individual songs. These were released as free streaming tracks on the band's official MySpace page (yes, they had one). In 2007 most of these tracks were collected in a compilation simply titled RMX, first made available on iTunes. Never before have this tunes been available on a physical release, so we are now glad to present you RMX as a CD including two previously unreleased rmx's! New cover artwork by Pore Know Graphics.

Rhodes, Happy - Ectotrophia CD $16.99
The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and 4-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the '80s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes's similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic transmissions, traversing tales of dreamers, outsiders, lovers and other lovely and terrifying creatures born of a wellspring of wild creativity and bold imagination. Affectionately remastered from the original tapes, Ectotrophia gathers essential songs from Rhodes's mid-'80s salad days, many written when she was just a teenager - wildly ahead of her time and unafraid to bare her soul to regional audiences, the ectophiles who'd eventually coin an entire subgenre of pop music in her honor. Dive deep into ecto, with the woman who started it all!

Schulze, Klaus - Das Wagner Desaster - 2PC CD $20.99
Re-Release of the impressing Klaus Schulze album "Das Wagner Desaster " - Inspired by a dispute between Friedrich Nietsche and Richard Wagner, which was very much a real disaster for Wagner, who had actually respected Nietsche a lot!

Schulze, Klaus - Trance 4 Motion Reissue, Germany - Import CD $27.99

Seventh Wave - Psi-Fi Expanded Version, Remastered, UK - Import CD $20.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the album Psi-Fi by SEVENTH WAVE. Released in 1975 by Gull Records, Psi-Fi was the second album by SEVENTH WAVE, initially a studio project which was the brainchild of musicians KEN ELLIOTT and KIERAN O'CONNOR (previously with the pioneering group Second Hand). Psi-Fi followed on from the acclaimed Things to Come (released the previous year) and was the result of many sessions at Chalk Farm Studios in London. Unlike the previous Seventh Wave album, Psi-Fi saw keyboard player / vocalist Ken Elliott and percussionist Kieran O'Connor were joined in the studio by such guests as keyboard player HUGH BANTON (of Van Der Graaf Generator), vocalists ROB ELLIOTT and PEPI LEMER and bass guitarist STEVE COOKPsi-Fi was another ground-breaking album and was critically acclaimed upon it's release, being very much ahead of it's time, proving inspirational to a new generation of musicians. The album has now been re-mastered from the Gull master tapes and includes two bonus tracks; the single versions of Manifestations and Only the Beginning (Part 1) (previously unreleased on CD). This new edition of Psi-Fi restores the original album artwork and features an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Ken Elliott, Hugh Banton and producer Neil Richmond

Seventh Wave - Things To Come Expanded Version, Remastered, UK - Import CD $20.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the album Things To Come by SEVENTH WAVE. Released in 1974 by Gull Records, Things To Come was the brainchild of musicians KEN ELLIOTT and KIERAN O'CONNOR (previously with the pioneering group Second Hand). The conceptual album was recorded at Chalk Farm Studios in London and was the result of many hours of meticulous overdubbing, with Ken Elliott playing an arsenal of keyboards and utilising the latest synthesiser technology of the day (in addition to providing vocals), whilst Kieran O'Connor played a multitude of percussion. The finished work was truly ground-breaking and in hindsight was very much ahead of it's time, proving inspirational to a new generation of musicians. A stunning work of technical complexity, Things To Come was critically acclaimed and led to Seventh Wave becoming a fully-fledged touring band that would include HUGH BANTON (of Van Der Graaf Generator) among their ranks. The album has now been re-mastered from the Gull master tapes and includes a bonus track of the single version of Metropolis (previously unreleased on CD). This new edition of Things To Come restores the original album artwork and features an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Ken Elliott, Hugh Banton and producer Neil Richmond.

Shankar, Ravi - Rough Guide To Ravi Shankar CD $15.99
Pandit Ravi Shankar, a Bengali cultural catalyst if ever there was one. When people say that India colonized the Western mind, much of it was of his doing, and when it came to getting people to pay heed to the wonders of Hindustani music, nobody ever surpassed Ravi Shankar - India's best-known sitar player opened the breach through which many others poured. Through his influence, this missionary, pioneer and experimenter changed the face of contemporary Western music. Blessed with a highly cosmopolitan background and a flair for adaptability, he was the right man in the right places at a rightly receptive time. Of worldwide influence, Ravi Shankar has managed to enter the non-Indian consciousness and vocabulary in a way that only a select pantheon have.

Spedding, Chris - Just Plug Him In UK - Import CD $20.99
Reissue of the classic 1991 live album in slimline digisleeve! Spedding's playing is showcased across 14 tracks recorded in the 1970s and 1980s in the USA, UK and Germany and feature performances of hits like "Motor Bikin'", "Guitar Jamboree", "Shakin' all over" and "Gunfight". All tracks have been remastered for this release and in addition there are also new liner notes written by Chris Welch.

Styx - The Mission [Deluxe] - With Blu-Ray, 2PC CD $21.99
Deluxe CD + Blu-ray edition. The acclaimed 2017 concept album, The Mission, is available in it's ideal listening format, 5.1 surround sound. The 5.1 mix, overseen by Tommy Shaw and producer Will Evankovich, is accompanied by stunning visualizations for each of the album's 14 songs based on the album artwork. Other extras on the Blu-ray include: The Making of The Mission Documentary, four music videos and three hi-res audio playback modes. The Mission is the sixteenth studio album by Styx and is the band's first studio album since 2005's Big Bang Theory, their first album of original material since 2003's Cyclorama, and their highest-charting studio album in the United States since 1983's Kilroy Was Here.

Tangekanic - Hotel Can't Afford It CD $15.99
Tangekanic, the hybrid band featuring members of The Tangent and Karmakanic who play songs from both bands' repertoire have recently completed a live "bootleg" style recording of one show recorded at the New Jersey proghouse in the USA last October. The album, "HOTEL CANTAFFORDIT", features material from both bands' more recent output rather than a procession of golden oldies, so tracks from Karmakanic's "Dot" and The Tangent's "The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery" dominate the proceedings. Not only that but while on the tour, the band wrote a new song together, this being a piece they wrote in reaction to the third concert massacre in recent years at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, USA. This track is also on the new live album. The song "Sanctuary In Music" featured a 30 second silence as part of the music and was described by many people as "the loudest part of the festival". Tangekanic will release a powerful (non-perfomance) lyric video of the song, complete with it's silence, illustrated by photos sent in by the bands' supporters on the theme of "My sanctuary in music". It will be first posted on the Tangent's Facebook group at www. Facebook. com/groups/alltangentmembers and the guys & gals at Prog Mag have kindly offered to share the video too Jonas Reingold - Bass Guitar Andy Tillison - Keyboards & Vocals Luke Machin - Guitars & Backing Vocals Steve Roberts - Drums Goran Edman - Vocals.

Thomas Dolby - Hyperactive CD $16.99
Thomas Dolby became one of the most recognizable figures in the Synth-pop movement of the early eighties Promoting himself as a mad scientist who had harnessed the power of synthesizers and samplers and used this to make pop and light electric funk he became synonymous with the genre. Best known for his hits 'She Blinded Me With Science' and 'Hyperactive' which both feature here.

Travis, Theo & Robert Fripp - Between The Silence UK - Import, 3PC CD $25.99
Between The Silence is a specially priced three CD set comprising three complete concerts recorded in 2009 and 2010. Evocative Soundscapes and inventive improvs collide in the most wondrous of ways. Travis & Fripp has proved to be one of the most enduring of Robert Fripp's many duo projects - all the more remarkable given that both musicians are consistently involved in other projects. For Fripp, a renewed King Crimson has been a primary musical enterprise since 2014, while Travis has in recent years recorded and toured with David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, Soft Machine and more. Most of the music featured is new to CD, with only two tracks having appeared in different/edited form on the album Follow. As ever the music produced by Travis & Fripp remains wonderfully difficult to neatly categorize - sometimes quiet, but never to the extent that it could be described as 'ambient' - improvisational, but not in such a manner as to call it 'jazz' - using electronics, but not resulting in music that could be described as 'electronica.' It is, nonetheless, music that has touched a great many people - both in concert and as presented on discs - with this release marking the duo's fifth recorded relea

Uriah Heep - Easy Livin' - 2PC CD $16.99
Taking their name from the scheming, parasitic lawyer in Charles Dickens' 1850 novel David Copperfield, Uriah Heep are a progressive rock institution who, alongside bands like Deep Purple, Queen, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin, helped lay the foundation for the hard rock/heavy metal scene." The band maintains a significant following and performs at arena-sized venues in the Balkans, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Scandinavia. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide with over 4 million sales in the U.S, where it's best-known songs include "Easy Livin'", "The Wizard", "Sweet Lorraine", and "Stealin".

Wakeman, Rick - Amazing Grace - With DVD, 2PC CD $17.99
Deluxe CD + DVD pressing. 2007 release, a stunning set of interpretations of devotional Christian music. Rick Wakeman's interest in music began at an early age and it was originally thought that a career as a classical pianist lay in store for Rick and a spell at the Royal College Of Music would seem to support this theory. Unfortunately Rick preferred playing in bands and appearing on the lucrative session circuit than studying as a classical pianist and decided to leave the Royal College of Music or was perhaps gently pushed in that direction depending on whose story you believe. Whatever the facts one thing is certain Rick Wakeman was in heavy demand playing sessions for some of the biggest names in pop music at this time (Late sixties/early seventies) and as such played on many hit singles including records by Brotherhood Of Man, Cat Stevens, T. Rex and also played on the David Bowie single Space Oddity. Around this time Rick also decided to join the British folk rock band the Strawbs and it was with this band that Rick first caught the attention of the band with whom he is most closely associated... Yes.

Wingfield, Mark - Tales From The Dreaming City CD $17.99

Wishbone Ash - Here To Hear Holland - Import CD $18.99
CD reissue of this 1989 album. Wishbone Ash, famous for their twin lead guitars, melodic songwriting and complex instrumental style is with Here to Hear, their 15th and long-time most sought after studio album, back in their original line-up since 1973's Wishbone Four. The album contains songs mostly written and sung by founding members Martin Turner (bass/keys/lead vocals) and Ted Turner (guitar/vocals). Some songs are co-written by Andy Powell (guitar/ vocals) and Steve Upton (drums). The highlight of this album is the interplay between the great underappreciated guitar duo of Ted Turner and Andy Powell and the enigmatic but wonderfully evocative track "Lost Cause in Paradise".

Zorn, John - In A Convex Mirror CD $15.99
In a Convex Mirror features Zorn's unique saxophone playing and keyboard stylings in an extended foray into the nexus of voudun and downtown improvisation. An intense student of Haitian drumming and a regular at ceremonies from NYC to Port-au-Prince Haiti, Ches Smith weaves a hypnotic tapestry of polyrhythms that are constantly in flux. The result is an exciting new context for Zorn the performer. With special guest Ikue Mori creating moody electronic soundscapes, the music is as hypnotic as it is exhilarating. Three pieces of sonic voodoo for the 21st century!



Japanese CDs

Davis, Miles - All Of You The Last Tour 1960 Vol 1 Remastered, JPN - Import CD $29.99
Davis, Miles - All Of You The Last Tour 1960 Vol 2 Remastered, JPN - Import CD $29.99

King Crimson - Collector's Club: 1995.10.1 Yokohama JPN - Import, 2PC CD $48.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 1995.10.12 Omiya JPN - Import, 2PC CD $48.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 1995.10.13 Sendai JPN - Import, 2PC CD $48.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 1995.10.8 Nagoya JPN - Import, 2PC CD $48.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 1995.10.9 Osaka JPN - Import, 2PC CD $48.99
King Crimson - Collector's Club: 2000.10.16 Tokyo JPN - Import, 2PC CD $48.99

UK - Danger Money Ltd Ed, Bonus Track, HQCD Remaster, JPN - Import CD $45.99
Japanese UHQCD pressing. High Resolution CD name board series is a high sound quality CD (UHQCD) that can be played on all CD players (44.1 kHz / 16 bit). Universal. 2018.

UK - U.K. Ltd Ed, Bonus Track, HQCD Remaster, JPN - Import CD $39.99
Japanese UHQCD pressing. High Resolution CD name board series is a high sound quality CD (UHQCD) that can be played on all CD players (44.1 kHz / 16 bit). Universal. 2018.

Urbaniak, Michael - Urbaniak Remastered, JPN - Import CD $24.99



Japanese Mini-LP Sleeve CDs

Atoll - Rock Puzzle MLP-Sleeve, Bonus Tracks, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $46.99

Phillips, Anthony - Private Parts & Pieces I MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $56.99
Phillips, Anthony - Private Parts & Pieces II Bonus Tracks, MLP-Sleeve, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $46.99
Phillips, Anthony - Private Parts & Pieces III MLP-Sleeve, Bonus Tracks, Remastered, SHM-CD, JPN - Import CD $46.99





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