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# 808

October 25, 2020

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing. Also don't forget to check out the $6.99 Specials - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/members/specials.htm .

In Today's Newsletter

New Releases: Roger Waters, Steve Hackett, Rick Wakeman, John Lennon, Frank Zappa, Big Big Train, Brainticket, IQ, Ozric Tentacles, Martin Barre, The Backstage, The New Empire, Savoy Brown, Dire Straits, Allman Brothers Band, Steve Miller Blues Band, Head Machine, Blue Oyster Cult, Dyble Longdon, Mina Tindle, Nick Magnus, The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969 - 1976 Book, The Electric Family, Queen + Adam Lambert, David Byrne & Maira Kalman, The Doors, Santana, The Eagles, Ronnie Wood, Ultravox, Anthony Pirog, Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet, Sun Ra, The Budos Band

 


New Releases

Roger Waters/Us + Them ....2 CD Set $17.99
Roger Waters/Us + Them ....Blu-Ray $26.99
Roger Waters/Us + Them ....DVD $19.99

Roger Waters/Us + Them ....2 CD Set $17.99

October release.  Roger Waters: Us + Them, chronicles the acclaimed 2017-2018 tour of the iconic Pink Floyd artist. As the founding member, lyricist, composer and creative force behind Pink Floyd, Us + Them presents Waters powerful music in stunning form and highlights its message of human rights, liberty and love. Based around his acclaimed, sold-out Us + Them worldwide tour of 2017-18, comprising a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people across the globe, it features classic songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here as well as his most recent album, Is this the Life We Really Want? Waters powerfully demonstrates that he is at heart, a musical activist and one of the most passionate political commentators of his time. He has dedicated his life to fighting against those who seek to control our lives and destroy our planet. Welcome to the Machine and Another Brick in the Wall Part II, are a stark reminder of the bleak warnings that he gave decades ago about alienation, displacement, greed, suffering, destruction and loss. And yet the humanity of the songwriter cannot be more plainly seen than in Wish You Were Here, because, although he presents a grim picture of the state of the world, ultimately his message is one of hope through unity and love.  Directed by Sean Evans and Roger Waters, the film provides a visceral sense of what it was like to be there. Using the most innovative digital and audio technology available, this state-of-the-art show encapsulates a series of breath-taking visual, audio and sensory experiences. It captures Waters' legendary live performances and takes the audience on an emotionally charged, thought-provoking journey.

 

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Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith ....2 CD + Blu-Ray 25.99
Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith
....import 2 CD + DVD 29.99
Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray + Art Book 69.99

Steve Hackett/Selling England by the Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray + Art Book 69.99

In November 2019, at a sold-out show in London's Hammersmith Apollo, Steve Hackett performed the legendary Genesis album Selling England by the Pound in its entirety. Steve and his band also played tracks from Spectral Mornings (celebrating its 40th anniversary), At the Edge of Light, and A Trick of the Tail. Available on Limited Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/DVD Artbook, CD/Blu-Ray and CD/DVD versions including a Steven Wilson 5.1 surround mix.

 

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Rick Wakeman/Christmas Variations ....CD $14.99

Rick Wakeman/Christmas Variations ....CD $14.99

The King of the Keyboards and prog rock icon, Rick Wakeman, reinvents Christmas on this fantastic instrumental album that will make your holidays an otherworldly experience! Includes unique arrangements of traditional holiday favorites such as "Silent Night," "Away in a Manger," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and many more PLUS a bonus CD track of an original composition "Silent Prayer!"

 

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John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth ....CD $15.99
John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth [Expanded Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99
John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $75.99

John Lennon/Gimme Some Truth [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $75.99

The definitive new Best of John Lennon - 19 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sound better than ever before. CD packaging includes 20page booklet.  For the Expanded 2 CD Edition - 36 tracks completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come. 2 CDs housed in a slipcase with a 20 page booklet and fold out double-sided poster.  For the Deluxe 2 CD + Blu-Ray Edition   - 36 tracks completely remixed from master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. 2 CD/Blu-ray features 36 tracks in hi-res stereo 96/24 PCM, new 5.1 surround mixes and Dolby Atmos for the ultimate immersive experience. With an incredible 124-page book with rare photos and extensive notes from John, Yoko and more. Foldout 2-sided poster, 2 postcards and GIMME SOME TRUTH bumper sticker (just in time!).

 

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Frank Zappa/Halloween '81: Live at the Palladium, NYC [Box Set] ....6 CD + Halloween Costume Box Set $119.99
Frank Zappa/Halloween '81: Live at the Palladium, NYC [Highlights] ....CD $15.99

Frank Zappa/Halloween '81: Live at the Palladium, NYC [Box Set] ....6 CD + Halloween Costume Box Set $119.99

Halloween '81 Costume Box Set - Live at the Palladium, New York City, recorded on October 31, 1981 (two shows) and November 1, 1981 (1 show), is the next of the iconic Frank Zappa Halloween boxset concerts. The box consists of 6 CDs containing 3 complete concerts featuring all tracks newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes shocking fans with 78 unreleased live tracks. Fans will be treated to a Count Frankula mask along with a red & black cape as well. This king-size offering also showcases a 40-page booklet with photos including new liner notes by touring band member Robert Martin, Vaultmeister Joe Travers and fan-in-attendance Gary Titone.  Halloween '81 Highlights Happy Halloween from the Palladium, New York City is a 1-CD release combining performances from all 3 shows along with an exclusive track "Strictly Genteel" from the November 1st show not on the 6-CD boxset (due to CD time constraints) and will be available in a jewel case package with liners by vaultmeister Joe Travers for the casual Zappa fan.

 

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Big Big Train/Summer's Lease [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $55.99

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Summer's Lease is a 2020 double CD Japanese import compilation tracing the story of Big Big Train from some of its earliest pieces of music through to the present day. Including the full 34 minute London Song (remixed in 2020 with additional keyboards), previously unreleased new instrumental Don't Forget the Telescope, a new studio version of Wind Distorted Pioneers, and live sessions from Real World of Kingmaker, Summer's Lease and Master James of St George. 2SHM-CD in gatefold digisleeve with OBI in Japanese and 40-page booklet with lyrics in English and Japanese.

 

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Brainticket/Cottonwoodhill ....CD + DVD $22.99

Brainticket/Cottonwoodhill ....CD + DVD $22.99

A special deluxe edition reissue of the landmark 1971 debut album from psychedelic pioneers, Brainticket! Bonus DVD includes the band's entire set from the 2011 Space Rock Invasion tour recorded in Hollywood, CA!

 

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IQ/Frequency ....import CD $22.99

IQ/Frequency ....import CD $22.99

Previously available on the Inside Out label, 'Frequency,' IQ's critically acclaimed 2009 album, has been unavailable for over a year and is currently going for stupid money on the likes of eBay and Discogs. Now back with GEP we are finally able to make Frequency available again. This new release features the all new and exclusive live version of the album's epic 'The Province' as an extra track, recorded in 2009 at de Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Holland.

 

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Ozric Tentacles/Space for the Earth ....import CD $17.99

Ozric Tentacles/Space for the Earth ....import CD $17.99

An exploratory musical adventure comprising seven new tracks, Space for the Earth is the 2020 studio album from the Ozric Tentacles. The album ebbs and flows through blissed-out soundscapes, featuring incendiary guitar solos, space grooves and ambient atmospheres.

 

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Martin Barre/Away with Words ....CD $15.99

Martin Barre/Away with Words ....CD $15.99

Deluxe reissue of the 2013 album from legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre featuring all new artwork!  This album showcases Barre's unique skills as a musical arranger, blending original compositions with songs from the Tull catalog! CD comes packaged in a digipak with 2 rare bonus tracks!

 

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The Backstage/Isolation ....import CD $18.99

The Backstage/Isolation ....import CD $18.99

The Backstage - Jonas Reingold, Craig Blundell and Rob Townsend - has gathered prog/jazz/fusion royalty from around the globe to create an energetic album inspired by the sounds of the 1970s.  Featuring Steve Hackett, Tom Brislin, Marco Minnemann, Nick Beggs, Roger King, Roine Stolt, Pat Mastelotto, Andy Tillison, Adam Holzman, Luke Machin, Randy McStine and others.

 

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The New Empire/Second Lifetime ....import CD $20.99

The New Empire/Second Lifetime ....import CD $20.99

2020 release. The New Empire resurrects the band Empire and features a new line-up of Empire member Mark Murdock, Fernando Perdomo and Marisol Koss. Empire was originally founded by Peter Banks and Sydney Foxx, the latter making a new guest appearance on lead vocals on the re-recording of Foundation. The album also features guest appearances from Dave Kerzner, Julianne Spicer and Dennis Atlas. The album features both new original songs and re-recordings of tracks by Empire, Flash, Peter Banks and one Yes track. Second Lifetime acts to both establish The New Empire and pay tribute to the late Peter Banks.

 

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Savoy Brown/Taking the Blues Back Home - Live in America ....3 CD Set $29.99

Savoy Brown/Taking the Blues Back Home - Live in America ....3 CD Set $29.99

Three disc slimline jewel case of live 90s recordings of Savoy Brown in America.

 

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Dire Straits/Studio Albums 1978-1991 ....6 CD Box Set $39.99

Dire Straits/Studio Albums 1978-1991 ....6 CD Box Set $39.99

Dire Straits' The Studio Albums 1978 - 1991 limited six CD box set containing all six original albums by 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Dire Straits. From the pub rock-influenced sound of their 1978 debut album (which includes the hit single "Sultans of Swing") to the slickly produced 1985 album Brothers in Arms ("Money for Nothing," "Walk of Life") and their swan song On Every Street in 1991, this set spotlights the songwriting and guitar talents of Mark Knopfler and his Dire mates. Contains the albums: Dire Straits (1978), Communique (1979), Making Movies (1980), Love over Gold (1982), Brothers in Arms (1985), and On Every Street (1991). All albums have been re-mastered, with all original artwork restored, the six albums are packed in a handsome box set slipcase.

 

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Allman Brothers Band/Final Note ....CD $14.99

Allman Brothers Band/Final Note ....CD $14.99

Live archive release containing the Allman Brothers Band's last show with founder and guitarist Duane Allman. Recorded October 17, 1971 at the Painters Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, MD, the recording marks Duane's last show, as he was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident 12 days later. Recorded on a hand-held cassette machine by 18-year-old radio journalist Sam Idas. The Allman Brothers Band were riding a wave of great success in late 1971 and wrapped up an intense summer of touring with the two shows at Painters Mill that day. The July 1971 release of their breakthrough At Fillmore East live album had brought them critical acclaim, hordes of new fans, and even a little money. The band - Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Jaimoe, Butch Trucks and Berry Oakley - had toured all summer long and were looking forward to some time off before heading back to the studio.

The Allman Brothers Band/Warner Theatre Erie Pa 7-19-05 ....2 CD Set $22.99

The Allman Brothers Band/Warner Theatre Erie Pa 7-19-05 ....2 CD Set $22.99

Two CDs. Live archive release. Long hailed as one of their best ever by the band members themselves, fans now have the opportunity to experience this spectacular show for themselves. By the summer of 2005, The Allman Brothers Band had moved into a comfort zone of stability and superb chemistry. The line-up-Gregg Allman on vocals and keyboards, drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks on guitars, Oteil Burbridge on bass and percussionist Marc Quinones-had been together since 2001 and had established a groove, both on and off the stage.

Steve Miller Blues Band/Live from the Fillmore West 1968 ....import CD $15.99

Steve Miller Blues Band/Live from the Fillmore West 1968 ....import CD $15.99

The multi-talented and now venerable rock and roll Elder Statesman Steve Miller has steered an engrossing path through rock music, in a career that goes right back to his pre-teens in the 1950s to the present day. His career has been earmarked by moments where he has struck commercial high water marks with international hit singles such as 'The Joker,' 'Rock 'n' Me,' 'Take the Money and Run,' and 'Abracadabra,' but he has also released music that has excited positive critical appraisal - albums such as his 1968, London-recorded Children of the Future, through albums such as the second effort, Sailor, both examples of where he blended his blues-rock roots with elements of psychedelia. His third album, Brave New World, featured one of his first songs which created a character that defined him at that point - 'Space Cowboy,' a sobriquet he would later make reference to in his hit single, The Joker. However, he also moved with the times, and although primarily a cultured lead guitarist, his music has, at various times, incorporated the extended use of synthesisers, as well as taken advantage of studio and production innovations, rarely to the detriment of his overall likeable qualities. At heart, though, the blues has always been at the core of his music. This gritty live recording takes us back to the San Francisco of late 1968, when the bloom of the Summer of Love had long since wilted, but the restless churn and change of contemporary rock and roll was in full effect.

Head Machine/Orgasm [50th Anniversary Remaster] ....import CD $20.99

Head Machine/Orgasm [50th Anniversary Remaster] ....import CD $20.99

Head Machine's Orgasm album was recorded in 1969 and this is the FIRST OFFICIAL RE-RELEASE of the album since 1971. Every previous re-release since then has been a counterfeit. The album features four members of The Gods: Ken Hensley (also of Uriah Heep), Lee Kerslake (also of Uriah Heep), John Glascock (also of Jethro Tull), Brian Glascock. This 50th Anniversary Edition has been given a 2020 re-mastering and is better sound quality than any previous edition. The booklet features new liner notes by producer David Paramor, who has approved this re-release, plus additional new comments from Ken Hensley, Lee Kerslake and Brian Glascock.

 

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Blue Oyster Cult/The Symbol Remains ....CD $14.99

Blue Oyster Cult/The Symbol Remains ....CD $14.99

2020 release. Blue Oyster Cult return with a mammoth studio album The Symbol Remains. Coming nearly two decades after the release of their last studio album Curse of the Hidden Mirror, the album showcases a band who hasn't been slowed by the time passed, but simpy unphased by it. The Symbol Remains is one of the band's most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date.

 

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Dyble Longdon/Between a Breath and a Breath ....import CD $22.99

Dyble Longdon/Between a Breath and a Breath ....import CD $22.99

Dyble Longdon is a collaboration between iconic vocalist Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention, Trader Horne) and Big Big Train songwriter and frontman David Longdon.   The album contains seven original compositions with all lyrics by Judy Dyble and music and production by David Longdon. The songs are, at times, haunting and, at others, beautifully fragile. This collaboration with David Longdon is something Judy Dyble has hoped for for some time. "I first heard David sing with Big Big Train at King's Place in London 2015 and immediately decided that I really wanted to sing with him someday. And here we are with a collaborative album, which I think is wonderful!" she said.   David Longdon describes the experience, "Judy and I both knew that it was a good possibility that our album might be her last. She told me that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer at the conclusion of Big Big Train's UK Tour 2019. It had become a race against time to complete the album, so one week after the tour I began working at The Playpen recording studio in Bristol with Patrick Phillips and Sarah Ewing, making Between a Breath and A Breath. Thankfully we had recorded all of Judy's vocals for the album some months earlier at Real World studios in Box. Despite the realization that Judy's health was gradually deteriorating, we decided that we would make the record that we'd always intended to make. The words to these song were given a greater and more profound meaning in light of what she was going through. We both managed to sign off the artwork and the final mastered mixes together. Although she was accepting of her circumstances, she really wanted to read the reviews and see it's reception in the world. She said she was sorry that she had to leave me, to represent our album alone. I said that it would be my honour to bring our music into the world. Judy passed away on the 12th of July 2020. I miss her greatly."  Fellow founder member Simon Nicol said, "Judy was ever a childhood friend to me first and foremost, and now cancer has taken her after a long fight. But she'll remain as I always saw her: kind and gentle, shy but hilarious, wistful but focussed. She surrounded herself with loveliness, loved her kids and grandchildren, and adored her rescued greyhounds. Farewell, lovely."

 

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Mina Tindle/Sister ....CD $13.99

Mina Tindle/Sister ....CD $13.99

The third full-length from Mina Tindle, Sister is an album populated by mythic creatures of all kinds: lions on parade, lovers turned to cannibals, kings and Sirens and women with wings. Like any great fabulist, she threads her storytelling with a fragile wisdom, revealing essential truths about all the danger and wildness within the human heart. With each moment elevated by her spellbinding vocal work - a gift she's shown in recording and touring as a singer for The National - Sister ultimately makes for a transportive listen, at turns impossibly dreamlike and profoundly illuminating.  Mina Tindle is the project of Parisian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pauline de Lassus. Mostly made in New York City the album's elegant detail balances the odd magic of the songs with a fierce emotional realism. During the last few years as she was writing and recording Sister, de Lassus has also been an integral part of the PEOPLE Festivals at the historic Berlin Funkhaus in 2016 and 2018, where she worked with a vast range of musicians and artists in the community. Sister achieves a potent complexity, arriving as her most imaginative selection of songs to date while wholly embracing the sometimes painful truth-telling she's long treasured in her most beloved artists.

 

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Nick Magnus/Inhaling Green ....import CD $24.99

Nick Magnus/Inhaling Green ....import CD $24.99

'Inhaling Green' [2020] comes remastered from the original tapes with 2 bonus tracks and packaged with re-vamped art in a mini lp gatefold card sleeve! Having served his musical apprenticeship in the 70's with the symphonic rockers the enid, Nick Magnus became Steve Hackett's keyboard player during the guitarist's rise to fame as a solo artist, following his departure from Genesis. Since the mid '90s Nick has released a string of superbly crafted solo albums, one of which is 'Inhaling Green.' Originally issued in 1999, this timeless masterpiece was Nick's second album and it has now been given a long overdue and thoroughly well deserved makeover. Virtually 100% instrumental, this album takes the listener on a course across a wide musical spectrum. Always engaging and truly melodic, it touches on several genres: progressive, jazz-rock, symphonic thematic music and so much more besides. Musically, 'Inhaling Green' will appeal to fans of artists like: Steve Hackett or Vangelis and bands such as Genesis, Yes, King Crimson & The Moody Blues - it's classy, heartfelt music from a multi-talented keyboards craftsman with an incredible skill for both arranging and production! The keyboard sounds come in many guises - Mellotron, Moog, Hammond organ, piano, string-synth and more, but the album also boasts some of the finest melodic soaring electric guitar work around, courtesy of Geoff Whitehorn (Crawler / Rainbow / Procol Harum)! There's also some beautifully tasteful flute parts courtesy of Steve Hackett's brother John and as tight a rhythm section as you'll get, which is amazingly all coming courtesy of Nick Magnus himself!

 

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The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969 - 1976 ....Book $36.99

The Spirit of Hawkwind 1969 - 1976 ....Book $36.99

The definitive account of the most crucial years in the life of legendary space rock band Hawkwind as seen through the eyes of co-founder Nik Turner and told to music historian Dave Thompson! Nik Turner, whose outlandish costumes and general wild man persona became iconic representations of the band, gives us the ultimate insider's guide to Hawkwind, sharing his personal recollections both hilarious and horrifying! This gorgeous, hardcover book contains: 300 pages featuring many rare and never-before-seen photos as well as a comprehensive discography, gigography, and Nik's 1975 US tour diary Reproduction of the 1971 "Galactic Tarot" card deck, designed by celebrated graphic designer and longtime Hawkwind collaborator Barney Bubbles Reproduction of the 1972 "Sonic Attack" 7" promo one-sided single in a cloth bag Reproduction of the 1971 "In Search of Space" 6" x 9" 20-page promotional booklet Postcard featuring the poster artwork of the 1974 Kansas City show with Rush!

 

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The Electric Family/Echoes Don't Lie ....import CD $18.99

The Electric Family/Echoes Don't Lie ....import CD $18.99

The guests include high-profile artists such as Roman Bunka (Embryo), Marlon Klein (Dissidenten), Milla Kapolke (ex-Grobschnit), Rolf Moller (ex-Grobschnitt, Extrabreit), Jojo Brand (The Convent) and many more. An album bristling with variety, from mellotronal folk rock over psychedelic chamber music to alternative rock with prog - Krautrock parts.

 

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Queen + Adam Lambert/Live Around the World ....CD + Blu-Ray $19.99

Queen + Adam Lambert/Live Around the World ....CD + Blu-Ray $19.99

CD + Blu-ray edition. Since their first appearance together in 2009 when Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared as guests on the finale of the eighth season of American Idol on which Adam Lambert was a contestant, the combination of Queen + Adam Lambert has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the world's biggest drawing touring bands. Their most recent tour of Oceania saw them selling out to massive audiences, with a single show at Sydney's ANZ stadium drawing a record crowd of over 60,000. To date the band has played to a worldwide audience approaching 4 million. The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Taylor, May and Lambert from over 200 shows they have performed with several featured here becoming available for the very first time.

 

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David Byrne & Maira Kalman/American Utopia [Hardcover] ....Book $21.99

David Byrne & Maira Kalman/American Utopia [Hardcover] ....Book $21.99

From former Talking Heads frontman and multimedia visionary David Byrne and revered bestselling author, illustrator, and artist Maira Kalman--an inspiring celebration in words and art of the connections between us all.  Don't miss the Spike Lee film of the Broadway hit American Utopia--on HBO.  A joyful collaboration between old friends David Byrne and Maira Kalman, American Utopia offers readers an antidote to cynicism, bursting with pathos, humanism, and hope--featuring his words and lyrics brought to life with more than 150 of her colorful paintings.  The text is drawn from David Byrne's American Utopia, which has become a hit Broadway show and is soon to be a documentary from Spike Lee. The four-color artwork, by Maira Kalman, which she created for the Broadway show's curtain, is composed of small moments, expressions, gestures, and interactions that together offer a portrait of daily life and coexistence.  With their creative talents combined, American Utopia is a salvo for kindness and a call for jubilation, a reminder to sing, dance, and waste not a moment. Beautifully designed and edited by Alex Kalman, American Utopia is a balm for the soul from two of the world's most extraordinary artists.

The Doors/Morrison Hotel [50th Anniversary Dekuxe Edition] ....2 CD + LP Box Set $52.99

The Doors/Morrison Hotel [50th Anniversary Dekuxe Edition] ....2 CD + LP Box Set $52.99

An expanded 2CD/1LP limited deluxe edition of The Doors' fifth studio album, Morrison Hotel, including the original album remastered by longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, plus a bonus disc of unreleased studio outtakes, and the original album on 180g virgin vinyl.

 

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Santana/Santana (Limited Edition) (Hybrid-SACD) (7-inch Packaging) ....Japanese import Hybrid SACD $59.99

Santana/Santana (Limited Edition) (Hybrid-SACD) (7-inch Packaging) ....Japanese import Hybrid SACD $59.99

2020 Japanese 4ch & 2ch Hybrid-SACD, Quadraphonic, Special Edition Super Audio CD in 7" sized packaging. To experience the multi-channel version of the recording, multichannel SACD player is needed and it is best experienced with surround speakers. Stereo version of the recording is also included.

 

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The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD Set $24.99
The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD + DVD $39.99
The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $42.99

The Eagles/Live from the Forum MMXVIII ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $42.99

Live album on two CDs, paired with the concert film on Blu-ray and DVD, captures definitive, 26-song performance recorded live over three nights at The Forum in Los Angeles in September 2018. The Eagles spent most of 2018 on the road with an extensive North American tour that found Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit joined by two new bandmates: Deacon Frey and Vince Gill. Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the quintet was firing on all cylinders when they arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, hometown shows on September 12, 14, and 15. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for a new 26-song live album and concert film Live from the Forum MMXVIII and captures definitive live performances of the band's most iconic hits ("Hotel California," "Take It Easy," "Life in the Fast Lane," "Desperado") and beloved album tracks ("Ol' 55," "Those Shoes"), along with some of the individual members' biggest solo smashes (Don Henley's "Boys of Summer," Vince Gill's "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away," Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way").

 

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Ronnie Wood/Somebody Up There Likes Me ....DVD $15.99
Ronnie Wood/Somebody Up There Likes Me ....Blu-Ray $20.99
Ronnie Wood/Somebody Up There Likes Me [Deluxe Edition] ....Blu-Ray + DVD + Hardbound Book Box Set $69.99

Ronnie Wood/Somebody Up There Likes Me [Deluxe Edition] ....Blu-Ray + DVD + Hardbound Book Box Set $69.99

This intimate portrait by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis is the first in-depth film biography of the artist, and traces his many lives and careers. A man still at the cutting edge in his seventies, the film tells the story from his humble beginnings in north London, where his older brothers shaped the musical powerhouse he would become, to the unique career that has not only spanned over 50 years (so far) but also traversed some of the most influential musicians the world has ever known including The Birds, Jeff Beck, The New Barbarians, Rod Stewart, The Faces and of course The Rolling Stones. Ronnie guides us on a journey through his life - painting and performing, accompanied by the friends, musicians and artists who have been part of his life over the years including Damien Hirst, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Imelda May and Rod Stewart. Deluxe hardback book – special limited edition collector's 40-page book featuring pictures, paintings and annotations by Ronnie which are exclusive to this format. Also includes an exclusive essay by Paul Sexton, with DVD and blu-ray of the documentary.  DVD NTSC Region: 0 (all regions); DVD Aspect Ratio: 16:9; DVD Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, DTS 5.1 Surround Sound.

 

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Ultravox/Vienna [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....5 CD + DVD Box Set $55.99

Ultravox/Vienna [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....5 CD + DVD Box Set $55.99

Ultravox's 'Vienna' album was originally released in July 1980, their first with Midge Ure on vocals/guitar. Produced by legendary German producer Conny Plank (Neu!, Kraftwerk).   The album contains 4 UK Top 40 singles; All Stood Still, Passing Strangers,   Sleepwalk and the title track 'Vienna' which reached No.2 in the UK and Top 10 in seven countries around the world. This new 6 Disc box set contains 66 tracks, 44 are previously unreleased recordings or mixes. CDs 1 to 5 contain the original 1980 album production master, a new stereo mix by Steven Wilson, A-sides, B-sides and live tracks, 2CDs of previously unreleased cassette rehearsals and a newly mixed concert from St. Albans in 1980. The DVD (Audio Only) contains a new 5.1 Surround Sound Mix of the Album/B-sides by Steven Wilson along with 24/96 Hi-Res audio of the new mixes and the original 1980 Master/B-sides.

 

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Anthony Pirog/Pocket Poem ....CD $16.99

Anthony Pirog/Pocket Poem ....CD $16.99

From Cuneiform Records, Anthony Pirog - guitar and electronics, Michael Formanek - acoustic and electric bass, Ches Smith - drums, percussion and electronics. While it might confound those fixated with an artist's niche in the marketplace, guitarist Anthony Pirog knows little of stylistic limitations - in point of fact, Pirog's latest opus brings to mind the beloved Duke Ellington adage: Beyond category. Initially based in jazz, Pirog's seeming objective is to be a "category" unto himself, embracing not only jazz but avant-garde and indie rock, noise, and ambient soundscapes. Pocket Poem, his second under his own name and his first since joining forces with 50% of DC's legendary Fugazi as Messthetics (with two releases on Dischord), is in a zone where stylistic "handles" matter little but the idea of music is vibrant, expansive, and kaleidoscopic. "Anthony Pirog's work is otherworldly - feverish in it's delivery and interstellar in it's complexity - but his feet have long been planted on the ground in Washington DC... But what's the most DC thing a DC musician can do? Well, they could start a band with members of Fugazi. That would do it... " - Guitar. Com "So this is what all the fuss is about... [regarding] Anthony Pirog's status as a Washington, D. C. area guitar god... and for all his technical prowess, Pirog possesses a skilled composer's knack for memorable themes and melodies."

 

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Philip Glass/Songs ....import 2 CD Set $20.99

Philip Glass/Songs ....import 2 CD Set $20.99

There aren't many semi-classical albums that can be played at full volume on a road trip. "Liquid Days" is one. Songs written by Paul Simon, Suzanne Vega, David Byrne and Laurie Andersen with the pulsing, emotive orchestrations of Philip Glass. The vocalists are an equally eclectic mixture, with perhaps Linda Ronstadt and The Roches the most unexpected performers. The three operas comprising Glass' 'Trilogy' are something special. The selections themselves, the pacing of the sequencing, and absolutely top-drawer performances make this a standout album. Glass' best work may be found in his opera scores; 'Einstein on the Beach,' 'Satyagraha,' and ' Akhnaten.' This album presents the cream of the cream.

 

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Kronos Quartet/Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger ....CD $15.99

Kronos Quartet/Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet and Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger ....CD $15.99

On Long Time Passing, the trailblazing Kronos Quartet celebrates the music of Pete Seeger and rejoices in the spirit, inspiration, and fearlessness inherent in his life's work. Along with guests Sam Amidon, Maria Arnal, Brian Carpenter, Meklit, Lee Knight, and Aoife O'Donovan, the group examines Seeger's celebration of beauty and the pleasure of singing together. Through the power of these eternally relevant cries for unity and moral integrity, the album articulates the responsibility we have as citizens and members of a greater community to question war and injustice, and to develop the courage to raise our voices together both in word and song.

 

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Sun Ra/Fireside Chat with Lucifer ....CD $15.99

Sun Ra/Fireside Chat with Lucifer ....CD $15.99

Digitally remastered edition. An F-bomb saturated hip-hop call and response club cut... from Sun Ra?! While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee Nuclear War, there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra. The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to 'Nuclear War,' Ra's organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells. Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist's intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything... except predictability. First ever reissue of this iconic album!

 

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The Budos Band/Long in the Tooth ....CD $14.99

The Budos Band/Long in the Tooth ....CD $14.99

15 years after the release of their debut album, Daptone's Royal Court from Staten Island delivers a truly epic collection of new material that finds the group further bridging the gap between the farfisa-fueled Ethio-Funk stylings of their early recordings, with the psychedelic, Sabbath-inspired hellfire of late. The title track and lead single, Long in the Tooth, jumps out of the speakers with a heavy drum break (reminiscent of the B-Boy approved grooves of their early output), drenched in a pulsating, hallucinatory wall of organ, menacing horns, and a rugged guitar riff that pummels the listener into Budonian submission. Imagine Link Wray and Mulatu Astatke collaborating on a Italian horror soundtrack and you're getting close.

 

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# 807

October 18, 2020

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing. Also don't forget to check out the $6.99 Specials - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/members/specials.htm .

In Today's Newsletter

New Releases: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets, Eddie Jobson, Djabe with Steve Hackett, King Crimson, Todd Rundgren, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe, Balletto di Bronzo, Neil Young, Ray Thomas, David Minasian, Pinder Brothers, The Michael Giles MAD Band, Martin Barre, System 7, Richard & Linda Thompson, Steve Rothery, Samurai, Day of Phoenix, Linda Hoyle, Rolling Stones, Lou Reed, The Pretty Things, Rainbow, Flying Colors, Neal Morse, Ayreon, Derek Sherinian, Miles Davis, Scope, Trapeze, Gazpacho, Apple, Looking through a Glass Onion: Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-1972, Japanese Editions

 


New Releases

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....Blu-Ray $26.99
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....2 CD + DVD $29.99

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse ....Blu-Ray $26.99

September release.  "Live at the Roundhouse" is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It's the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd's studio albums, returns to the group's earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken. Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets took the drummer back to clubs for the first time in 1967, then to theatres, across the UK, North America and Europe, playing only music his old band had recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon. Captured from the band's celebrated shows at London's Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960s, the film features a uniquely thrilling setlist including songs hailing from Syd Barrett's time with the band. Only four songs from this eclectic roster have ever previously appeared on official live releases by Pink Floyd or its members. Everything else is being experienced for the first time since their original live performances.

 

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Japanese Edition

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse (2 x Blu-Spec CD2 + DVD) ....Japanese import 2 CD + DVD $79.99

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets/Live at the Roundhouse (2 x Blu-Spec CD2 + DVD) ....Japanese import 2 CD + DVD $79.99

Japanese 2 x Blu-spec CD2 pressing + DVD pressing. Features a concert by Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets held in May 2019 at the Roundhouse. Comes with lyrics and a description. This Japan edition exclusively comes with a bonus poster. Special packaging.

 

Eddie Jobson/Eddie Jobson - Live ....2 CD Set $23.99

Eddie Jobson/Eddie Jobson - Live ....2 CD Set $23.99

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eddie Jobson, best known for his virtuosic violin and keyboard work with Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and UK, brings us a compilation of solo live performances from Poland, Russia, Japan and the USA with his all-star 'U-Z Project.' These concert recordings also include guest musicians Simon Phillips, Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, Alex Machacek, Greg Howe, Marc Bonilla, Trey Gunn, Mike Mangini, TJ Helmerich, Ric Fierabracci, Billy Sheehan, and special guest appearance by John Wetton. 2CD Digipak includes a 20-page booklet. Features songs from his UK and solo catalogs as well as covers from King Crimson, ELP and more.

 

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Djabe with Steve Hackett/The Magic Stag ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99

Djabe with Steve Hackett/The Magic Stag ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of the new studio album by Hungarian band Djabe, "The Magic Stag." Djabe is one of the finest progressive / jazz fusion bands working in the world today. They are also known to a wider audience outside of their native land thanks to a series of collaborative albums and live appearances with the legendary solo musician and ex-Genesis member Steve Hackett.   Djabe features Tamas Barabas (bass guitar), Attila Egerhazi (acoustic and electric guitar, percussion), Aron Koos-Hutas (flugelhorn, trumpet), Janos Nagy (keyboards) and Peter Kaszas (drums, lead vocal) and their music contains influences from progressive rock, jazz and world music. Their new album is inspired by the work of the painter, Imre Egerhazi (father of Attila Egerhazi). By the new millennium Imre Egerhazi was regarded as one of the Alfold's leading masters. He had gained great recognition in Hungary and beyond it's borders for his art and his organizational work in the world of art. He also did much for artistic communities and colleagues. His work and life inspired the musicians to create "The Magic Stag." Steve Hackett not only co-wrote the lyrics of the album's title track with his wife Jo Hackett, but he also plays guitar on seven of the album tracks and acts as narrator. The album also features guest Rob Townsend on tenor saxophone (also from Steve Hackett's band). Tar genius Malik Mansurov also plays on several tracks, whilst former Djabe members, Ferenc Muck and Tibor Karvaly also contribute. Laszlo Szabo also adds his magical sitar playing to the album. "The Magic Stag," is a celebration of the legend of the mystic Hungarian deer, the myths and legends of the Magyars and the paintings of Imre Egerhazi. This deluxe digipak release also includes a DVD, featuring high resolution 5. 1 surround sound and stereo mixes of the album, along with some live video extras and a documentary. The set also features a 32 page booklet with paintings by Imre Egerhazi.

 

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King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2020 ....2 CD Box Set $24.99

King Crimson/The Elements Tour Box 2020 ....2 CD Box Set $24.99

This 2-CD history of King Crimson features many extracts and tracks appearing on CD for the first time, including many of the current line-up.  Packaged in a digi-pack style book case with 24-page booklet, this set contains introductory notes by Robert Fripp & sleeve notes by Sid Smith.  While this 7th release in the Tour Box series is in spirit with the earlier releases, this is also a very different tour box to its companions, and one which, as it has to stand along and represent a tour that should have been (and will occur in 2021), it also stands slightly apart.  What themes and stories should a tour box created for a postponed tour tell?  As with previous tour boxes, the 2020 Elements box covers the full spectrum of Crimsoning, this one with music and line-ups from 1969-2019. Disc one represents a mostly live/mostly new-to-CD selection of material including 4 tracks taken from the 2019 tour. Disc two, in keeping with the theme of Sid's notes, discussed below, presents pieces played occasionally by the current line-up - Exiles and Sheltering Sky, pieces from the studio - both King Crimson and Robert Fripp that were never completed, or were developed in different ways, material that never made it to a studio recording - The Errors, Dr. Diamond, Trees (extract), Guts on my Side, etc, all combine to present a convincing musical counter-history to the band.  The main sleeve notes by KC historian Sid Smith present a series of highly plausible "what if?" scenarios. Starting from 1969 his 2000 word essay traces a counterfactual history of the band had various tours not been canceled or postponed, had various members not quit or joined, following the routes and pathways a band called King Crimson could have followed had things turned out slightly different along the way.

Todd Rundgren/A Wizard, a True Star...Live! ....CD + DVD Set $17.99

Todd Rundgren/A Wizard, a True Star...Live! ....CD + DVD Set $17.99

Rock Hall of Fame nominee and revered musician/producer/songwriter performs a very special live concert featuring the entirety of his classic 1973 album A Wizard a True Star! Recorded 2009 at the Civic Theater in Akron OH, this special multi-media package has never been made available publically in this format with both crystal clear DVD as well as audio CD! Packaged in a slick six-panel digipak with 2 trays!

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe/Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe ....import CD $14.99

Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe/Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe ....import CD $14.99

Politics aside, this album is basically Yes, but without Chris Squire. The music is incredibly complex and the lyrics as spacey as any Yes album ever. Tony Levin fills in on bass, playing his Chapman Stick and electric upright bass with Bill Bruford on full electronic-drums and sounding very much King Crimson-esque. Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, both melodic as ever with Jon Anderson in a fine voice here and obviously having the most fun of all. Highlights; "Fist of Fire," a steady rock groove with exceptional keyboard work from Rick Wakeman, "Brother of Mine," a very catchy ten minute tune in three parts, the Carribean/Latin flavored "Teakbois," and the stadium-rocker "Order of the Universe." The magic of '70s prog-rock complete with a Roger Dean cover!

 

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Balletto di Bronzo/Official Bootleg ....import CD $29.99

Balletto di Bronzo/Official Bootleg ....import CD $29.99

Il Balletto di Bronzo (translation: "The Bronze Ballet") is an Italian progressive rock band from Naples who came to prominence during the peak progressive period of the early '70s and stand alongside such great Italian progressive bands as PFM, Banco, Le Orme, etc. The material on this CD was recorded live in 2018.

 

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Neil Young/The Times ....CD $11.99

Neil Young/The Times ....CD $11.99

2020 release. The Times is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, filmed at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series.

 

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Ray Thomas/Words & Music [Newly Remastered Compilation] ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99

Ray Thomas/Words & Music [Newly Remastered Compilation] ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new CD + DVD collection of recordings celebrating the musical life and work of Ray Thomas. Ray was a founder member of The Moody Blues, a band whose legacy and classic albums need no introduction. He was a musical pioneer, introducing the flute into the context of a rock band before such luminaries as Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Ray's contribution to the Moody Blues was immense, and when the band went on a hiatus in the mid '70s, Ray recorded two solo albums for the band's Threshold label: "From Mighty Oaks" and "Hopes, Wishes & Dreams."  When the Moody Blues regrouped to record the album "Octave," Ray was once again within their ranks and would appear with the band on record and on stage until he retired in 2002. The release of a limited edition boxed set of his solo work by Esoteric Recordings in 2010 saw Ray return to the studio to record the song "The Trouble with Memories" (co-written with keyboard player and arranger Bias Boshell).  Sadly, Ray passed away in January 2018 leaving behind a wonderful legacy of work, including his very last song (co-written and recorded with the Welsh musician Ryland Teifi): 'Dada's Song,' a piece which lyrically paid homage to Ray's Welsh ancestry. This compilation gathers together a collection of songs from the first line-up of the Moody Blues, Ray's solo album and includes the first ever release of 'Dada's Song.' It also includes a bonus DVD (NTSC / Region Free) which features the 5.1 surround sound mix of Ray's 1975 album "From Mighty Oaks" (originally featured on the limited edition 2010 boxed set, unavailable for some years and included here due to much demand from fans), the 1975 promotional video of 'High Above My Head' and the new video for 'Dada's Song' exclusively shot for this release. The booklet features many tributes from those who worked with him, including former band mates Denny Laine and Mike Pinder.

 

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David Minasian/The Sound of Dreams ....CD $15.99

David Minasian/The Sound of Dreams ....CD $15.99

David Minasian, an American musician, singer/songwriter, film producer, screenwriter and director, with his follow up to the critically acclaimed album 'Random Acts of Beauty.' Famous for his music documentaries, he is also a keyboardist, vocalist, composer and producer. 'The Sound of Dreams' mixes progressive rock and classically influenced symphonic rock, featuring legendary musicians including Moody Blues guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam, Yes bassist Billy Sherwood, Alan Parsons lead vocalist PJ Olsson, Moody Blues Live vocalist Julie Ragins and Pentagram founding member drummer/guitarist Geof O'Keefe.

 

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Pinder Brothers/Melancholy Sea ....CD $15.99

Pinder Brothers/Melancholy Sea ....CD $15.99

The Pinder Brothers' new 'Melancholy Sea' makes waves with sing-a-long melodies and crafty alt-rock rrrangements.  Sons of Moody Blues founding member Mike Pinder carry on the tradition, as their own SoCal followers continue to burgeon.  The Pinder Brothers may not be the first pair of siblings to proffer an intrinsic fusion of vocal harmonies, but add to the mix crafty sing-a-long melodies and enough of a rock edge to engage the masses. That is the musical mantra of these brothers in arms' third full-length release "Melancholy Sea."  Of course, the many current fans of Matthew and Michael Lee are already aware of one other essential factor. Let’s call it pedigree. Their dad Mike Pinder was a founding member of the legendary Moody Blues, who not only fulfilled the enduring band's mellotron duties, but also contributed harmony vocals.   The Pinder Brothers mesh the harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash alongside the songwriting style of Simon & Garfunkel, and ultimately add their own modern spin.   Listeners will hear all of this and more in "Melancholy Sea," which the pair wrote, played and arranged.  The project's masterfully penned lyrics create a sonic tapestry that dazzles the ear....much like the colors of a seashell inspire the eye. The brothers' voices harmonize beautifully, accompanied by arrangements that deftly ease from a bed of crunchy electric guitars into warm overdriven tones that layer as naturally as sheets and a blanket.  It could be said that The Pinder Brothers have '60s Brit-rock heritage in their DNA, with a healthy dose of California style thrown in. Hailing from Northern California, Matt and Michael Pinder grew up playing music and performing together whenever possible.   How could they not, with the sounds of the lost chord echoing softly in their ears. Thankfully, Mike Pinder's innate talent has been passed on to his sons - who are now creating their own legacy.

 

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The Michael Giles MAD Band/The Adventures Of ....import CD $24.99

The Michael Giles MAD Band/The Adventures Of ....import CD $24.99

In 2009 on the 40th anniversary of King Crimson's celebrated debut recording, legendary former Crimson drummer Michael Giles returned with his first album of original material for nearly three decades.  Alongside Ad Chivers and Dan Pennie, Giles has created a powerfully percussive and innovative fusion of free rock and jazz influences that mark genuinely fresh, avant garde, territory for this most expressive and unique of players. 'When we go beyond the known and enter the unknown, we begin to know.' Michael Giles.  Thirteen tracks.

 

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Martin Barre/A Summer Band ....CD $16.99

Martin Barre/A Summer Band ....CD $16.99

The long-awaited deluxe reissue of the 1993 debut album from Jethro Tull founding guitarist, Martin Barre! This gorgeous reissue features an all-new digital remaster of the audio as well as new artwork! The CD is packaged in a slick digipak and features a rare bonus live track with JT drummer Doane Perry!

 

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System 7/Field of Dreams ....import 2 CD Set $27.99

System 7/Field of Dreams ....import 2 CD Set $27.99

The core of System 7 is Steve Hillage and Miquette Giraudy, both formerly of Gong. System 7 makes extensive use of Hillage's electric guitars. In 2018 System 7's strong connection with Japan moved to yet another level with the release of a special System 7 branded sake from the esteemed Aramasa brewery of Akita, Japan. The concept of the sake brewery's president, and System 7 fan, Yusuke Sato was to release the sake together with an included double CD, featuring a new track that employs sounds and samples from the Akita region in the distinctive System 7 dance music style. This track is Field of Dreams.

 

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Richard & Linda Thompson/Hard Luck Stories [1972 - 1982] ....import 8 CD Box Set $125.99

Richard & Linda Thompson/Hard Luck Stories [1972 - 1982] ....import 8 CD Box Set $125.99

This September Universal Music will issue Hard Luck Stories 1972 to 1982 a new Richard and Linda Thompson 8CD box set that features remastered versions of all six studio albums and previously unreleased recordings.  This career retrospective contains the three classic Island Records releases -'I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight,' 'Hokey Pokey' and 'Pour Down Like Silver' - and the long out-of-print albums First Light and Sunnyvista (both new transfers from recently relocated masters) as well as their final album Shoot Out the Lights.  Hard Luck Stories contains 113 songs in total of which 30 are previously unreleased. All the studio albums come with bonus tracks and there are 'Early Years' and live discs to complete the eight-CD collection.  The set was personally curated by Richard and Linda and compiled and mastered by Andrew Batt. It contains a 72-page hardcover book featuring brand new essays (by Patrick Humphries and Mick Houghton) and rare and previously unpublished photographs.

 

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Steve Rothery/The Ghosts of Pripyat ....CD $15.99

Steve Rothery/The Ghosts of Pripyat ....CD $15.99

A wholly instrumental work, The Ghosts of Pripyat - from 2014 - was the debut Steve Rothery solo album and features cameos from Steven Wilson and Steve Hackett.  2020 mid-price CD in jewel case reissue. Artwork by Lasse Hoile.

 

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Samurai/Samurai [Newly Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Samurai/Samurai [Newly Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic and highly regarded self-titled album by the progressive rock group Samurai. The band evolved from the equally excellent group Web (whose album I Spider is a classic of the genre), and featured Dave Lawson (vocals, keyboards), Tony Edwards (guitar), John Eaton (bass), Kenny Beveridge (drums), Lennie Wright (vibes, drums, percussion), Tony Roberts (saxes, flute, clarinet) and Don Fay (saxes, flute). The sole album by the band is truly a lost classic of the progressive era. Released on the short-lived Greenwich Gramophone label in 1971, the album was influenced by the experiments of groups such as King Crimson, Colosseum et al, but Samurai was more than a mere clone of other bands. The group successfully fused the worlds of jazz with rock, the musicianship on the album was excellent and Dave Lawson's compositions were ground-breaking and memorable. Sadly, the group disbanded shortly after the release of the record resulting in limited sales. However, the influence of the album was not lost as Dave Lawson soon joined Dave Greenslade to form the group Greenslade, effectively taking up the musical mantle laid down by Samurai. This Esoteric new edition has been newly re-mastered from recently discovered first generation original master tapes and has been expanded to include three live recordings made in 1971 and officially released for the first time. The release also features an illustrated booklet and an interview with Dave Lawson.

 

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Day of Phoenix/Mind Funeral: Recordings 1968-1972 [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Day of Phoenix/Mind Funeral: Recordings 1968-1972 [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 2 CD set by legendary cult Danish progressive rock band Day of Phoenix, "Mind Funeral - The Recordings 1968 - 1972." The band first came together in Copenhagen in 1968 with an original line-up of Cy Nicklin (vocals, guitar), Ole Prehn (guitar & vocals), Karsten Lyng (guitar), Jess Staehr (bass) and Henrik Friis (drums) and recorded one single (a cover version of The Strawbs' 'Tell Me') before fracturing. Cy Nicklin departed and would resurface in the ranks of another fine Danish progressive band, Culpeper's Orchard and by the time the band came to record their first album Jess Staehr had also departed to join Burnin' Red Ivanhoe. He was replaced by Erik Stedt, whilst vocalist Hans Lauridsen also joined the group. The band's debut album, Wide Open N-Way, was recorded in June 1970 in Copenhagen and was produced by former Colosseum bass player Tony Reeves. The album gained a wider release when issued in the UK early in 1971 on the newly established Greenwich Gramophone label (part of the Chapter 1 Records imprint) with a revised running order. The band's blend of progressive and psychedelic US west coast rock influences came to the fore on the album's title track and the lengthy "Mind Funeral" and gained them a wider audience throughout Europe. The album was followed by the release of a European single ('Deep within the Storm' b/w 'Chicken Skin') before Erik Stedt died of a drug overdose in 1971. In 1972 Day of Phoenix entered the studio once more with Tony Reeves as producer to record their second album The Neighbour's Son with Jess Staehr making an appearance. The album appeared on the Chapter 1 label and featured shorter songs, but was another fine work. Despite the excellence of the band, their commercial fortunes failed to improve and sadly Day of Phoenix disbanded soon after. In the coming years their albums would become highly sought after by aficionados of progressive and psychedelic rock. This collection has been newly remastered from the original Chapter 1 Records master tapes and includes four bonus tracks taken from the band's two singles, with 'Deep within the Storm' and 'Chicken Skin' appearing on CD for the first time. "Mind Funeral" is a fine tribute to a unique band.

 

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Linda Hoyle/Pieces of Me + The Fetch [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Linda Hoyle/Pieces of Me + The Fetch [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered 2 CD set featuring two classic albums by legendary vocalist Linda Hoyle: "Pieces of Me" and "The Fetch." Linda Hoyle first came to attention as vocalist with the excellent, but short-lived jazz rock band Affinity in 1970, after recording an album for Vertigo records, Linda then embarked on recording her first solo album, "Pieces of Me," for Vertigo in 1971. Collaborating with celebrated musician Karl Jenkins (of Nucleus and later Soft Machine) Linda Hoyle produced a wonderful and innovative album which fused many influences and was ground-breaking in it's direction. "Pieces of Me" also featured contributions from guitarist Chris Spedding and fellow Nucleus members John Marshall (drums) and Jeff Clyne (bass). Despite being a work of such quality and critical acclaim, "Pieces of Me" failed to make a commercial impression and Linda emigrated to Canada in 1972 where she continued to sing and also practiced as an art therapist. In 2013 she began work on another solo album, working with musician Oliver Whitehead and her former colleague in Affinity, Mo Foster. The album "The Fetch" appeared in 2015 and was also greeted with acclaim. This two disc set is a fitting celebration of the work of one of Britain's most gifted female vocalists and gathers together both of Linda Hoyle's solo albums and includes a bonus track previously unreleased in Europe,'Who's There,' recorded during sessions for "The Fetch." The set features a booklet with liner notes by Linda Hoyle.

 

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Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....DVD $23.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....2 CD + DVD $27.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....Blu-Ray $26.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $31.99
Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $94.99

Rolling Stones/Steel Wheels Live [Atlantic City, NJ, 1989] [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $94.99

Having not hit the road for most of the 80s, The Steel Wheels Tour was an astounding return for the Rolling Stones, not least as it was the longest they had by that point undertaken. It was also to be their last with Bill Wyman. Steel Wheels Live was recorded towards the end of the band's 60 date run through the stadiums of North America, in the second half of 1989. Special guest appearances from Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker. Limited Edition.

 

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Lou Reed/New York [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + DVD + 2 LP Box Set $85.99

Lou Reed/New York [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + DVD + 2 LP Box Set $85.99

3CD/DVD/2LP Deluxe Edition of the legendary artist's Sire Records debut features newly remastered sound, unreleased studio and live tracks, plus the DVD debut of "The New York Album" concert video.  The 3CD/DVD/2LP set comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book that includes new liner notes written by music journalist David Fricke, essays from archivist Don Fleming, and was produced for release by Laurie Anderson, Don Fleming, Bill Ingot, Jason Stern, and Hal Willner.  New York captures Reed in exceptional form and is packed with incredible songs like "Busload of Faith," "Halloween Parade" and "Dirty Blvd." The entire album has been remastered for the first time ever for this collection. The second disc presents unreleased live versions from the Lou Reed Archive of every album track compiled from multiple performances. To avoid duplication, none of these live tracks were taken from the set's accompanying DVD.  The third disc showcases unreleased early versions of several album tracks from the Lou Reed Archive, including "Last Great American Whale," "Sick of You" and "Dirty Blvd." Also featured is the non-LP track "The Room," as well as live versions of "Sweet Jane," a song Reed originally recorded with The Velvet Underground, and "Walk on the Wild Side," from his second solo album, Transformer (1972.)  This set also includes "The New York Album," a concert video that was originally released in 1990 on VHS and Laserdisc. It has never been available on DVD, until now. It features Reed performing the entire New York album live in Montreal at the Theatre St. Denis. The DVD concludes with an audio-only interview with Reed.

 

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The Pretty Things/Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood ....import CD $17.99

The Pretty Things/Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood ....import CD $17.99

The acoustic and gritty Bare as Bone, Bright as Blood is the remarkable and unexpected 2020 album by The Pretty Things, who remained the tainted, dark rock royalty they always were until the very end.

 

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Rainbow/Live in Munich ....import CD $20.99

Rainbow/Live in Munich ....import CD $20.99

Rainbow was formed by Ritchie Blackmore in 1975 after he left Deep Purple at the height of their fame. With Rainbow, he was no less successful and they released a string of hit albums in changing line-ups until Blackmore broke up the group to join the reformed Deep Purple. 'Live in Munich 1977' features the line-up including vocalist Ronnie James Dio and drummer Cozy Powell. Due to trouble with the police after a gig in Austria two nights before, the Munich show needed to be postponed and took place one day later than planned. But this only seemed to give the band additional motivation to perform a truly remarkable concert.

 

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Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London ....2 CD + DVD Set $18.99
Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London ....Blu-Ray $17.99
Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 2 DVDs + Blu-Ray Set $52.99

Flying Colors/Third Stage: Live in London [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 2 DVDs + Blu-Ray Set $52.99

Flying Colors will release their new live album "Third Stage: Live in London" via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group. The limited edition earbook contains 5 discs: The full show on 2 CDs, the full show on DVD, a bonus Morsefest show and 4 music videos on DVD, and a blu-ray with the same contents as both DVDs in hi-def. The DVDs and blu-ray are region-free. Continuing their pattern of making a studio album, followed by a live album, "Third Stage: Live in London" is the third live album by the prog-supergroup. It was recorded in December 2019 in London on a short and highly anticipated tour, directly after the release of their studio album "Third Degree." Teaming the talents of such heavyweights as guitarist Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), drummer Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater), keyboardist/singer Neal Morse (solo artist, Transatlantic, ex-Spock's Beard), bass wizard Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai), with new pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson, the band quickly established itself as one of rock's most melodic enigmas.

 

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Neal Morse/Sola Gratia ....CD + DVD $18.99

Neal Morse/Sola Gratia ....CD + DVD $18.99

Recorded 'virtually' in April 2020 at the height of the Coronavirus lockdown, Sola Gratia is the first album that Neal Morse and his band have made remotely. Conceptually based around the story of the apostle Paul, the album features longtime NMB members Mike Portnoy, Randy George and Eric Gillette. Bill Hubauer and Gideon Klein also participate.

 

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Ayreon/Transitus ....2 CD Set $18.99
Ayreon/Transitus [Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD + DVD Set $52.99

Ayreon/Transitus [Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD + DVD Set $52.99

Ayreon will be releasing a brand-new sprawling and epic studio album 'Transitus,' on 25th September via Music Theories Recordings. The limited edition earbook contains extended artwork and liner notes, including a 25-page graphic novel, the album on 2 CDs, 1 CD with instrumental versions, 1 CD with guide vocal versions, and a DVD with bonus footage which includes a behind the scenes video, a videoclip, trailer, 5.1 and 2.0/24 bit audio versions of 'Transitus.' From the mastermind of Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, 'Transitus' is inspired by supernatural movies such as The Others, The Changeling and Ghost along with the music of soundtrack composers John Carpenter (Halloween), Ennio Morricone (Once upon a Time in the West) and Jerry Goldsmith (Omen). 'Transitus' is narrated by one of the most iconic and recognizable voices in sci-fi history, most known from his eight-year stint as Doctor Who, Tom Baker. As with any Ayreon album, it is an explosive and expansive affair and features Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) as Daniel and Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) as Abby. The all-star cast also features Simone Simons (Epica), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Johanne James (Threshold), Noa Gruman (Scardust), Marcela Bovio (MaYan), Caroline Westendorp (The Charm The Fury), Paul Manzi (Arena), Michael Mills (Toehider) and Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Trillium) amongst many others.

 

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Derek Sherinian/The Phoenix ....CD $17.99

Derek Sherinian/The Phoenix ....CD $17.99

2020's The Phoenix is Derek Sherinian's first album since 2011's Oceana and once again finds Derek working alongside collaborator and mentor Simon Phillips. Also appearing on the album are a dream team of Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Kiko Loureiro, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin and Jimmy Johnson.

 

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Miles Davis/The Complete Concert 1964 ....import 2 CD Set $20.99

Miles Davis/The Complete Concert 1964 ....import 2 CD Set $20.99

This recording is one of the best jazz recordings of all time and also some of Miles's best trumpet work. He exhibits great tone, range, technique and improvisation. Miles is so intense on this whole recording, nailing passage after passage. As Miles mentioned in his book, they completely tore the roof off of the place. A great supporting group as well, George Coleman on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. The interplay between Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and the uncanny Tony Williams is just breath-taking and hints very clearly at the new directions in which they and Miles would take the small jazz ensemble for the next several years.

 

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Scope/Scope ....import CD $18.99
Scope/Scope II ....import CD $18.99

Scope/Scope ....import CD $18.99                Scope/Scope II ....import CD $18.99

The predecessor band of Scope was called Strange Power and was founded around 1969 in Zwolle, Holland. Rik Elings, Henk Zomer (drums) and bassist Erik Raayman had founded the fusion project and had already released a 7" single that was added to the first Scope CD as a bonus. With the entry of guitarist Rens Nieuwland in 1972, Strange Power became Scope. Subsequently, the Dutch jazz rock foursome made a name for itself in both Holland and Germany. A talent scout from WEA / Atlantic became aware of the band and hired them for his label. In 1973 the band entered the Hamburg studio Maschen to record their debut album "Scope" under the direction of Jochen Petersen. The result was an exciting, varied fusion / jazz rock album, which contained a lot of improvisations and perfectly reflected the craftsmanship of the four musicians. The press was thrilled and Scope went back on the streets to present the new album live. In 1974 Erik Raayman left the band, but the band continued with a surprising plan. Multi-instrumentalist Rik Elings left his place behind the keyboards with Rob Franken and took over the four-string. A wise decision, because Rob Franken was one of the best and most famous jazz pianists in Holland. With this line-up, they returned to Studio Maschen in September 1974 to record the follow-up album "Scope II" for WEA. Like the debut, the album is a unique funk / fusion delicacy record, and Scope has become a real insider tip of the international jazz rock scene. Despite (or because of) the major deal, large record sales did not happen. After numerous changes in the line-up it came to an end in 1976. The further history of the involved musicians can be wonderfully read in the booklets for "Scope" and "Scope II."

 

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Trapeze/Trapeze [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Trapeze/Trapeze [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99

Trapeze would record three albums for Threshold. Produced by The Moody Blues' John Lodge at Morgan Studios and Decca Studios in London, their debut LP was released in May 1970, featuring the single 'Send Me No More Letters,' plus 'Suicide,' 'Nancy Gray' and 'Another Day.' Their debut veers closer to the late '60s psychedelic rock and progressive pop of their Moody Blues mentors than the the blues and soul infused hard rock that Trapeze are better known for. This newly remastered, expanded version of their debut now features both the UK and US single versions of their hit single, 'Send Me No More Letters.' Four unreleased demos follow, including an early version of 'Seafull' that would appear on the following "Medusa" LP. Also previously unreleased are three BBC Session tracks, of 'Another Day,' and two different sessions for 'Send No More Letters.' This expanded collection finishes with three unreleased live tracks from July 1969 recorded at Wolverhampton's LaFayette Club for the "Colour Me Pop" show. In a short set of covers made up of Steppenwolf's 'Magic Carpet Ride,' Fairport Convention's 'Meet on the Ledge' (written by Richard Thompson) and finishing with The Nazz's classic nugget, 'Open My Eyes' (written by Todd Rundgren), these live session tracks give a unique insight into Trapeze's career prior to becoming Threshold recording artists. As well as plenty of rare memorabilia and artwork, including many international single covers, the artwork is augmented by an extended essay from esteemed music journalist Malcolm Dome based on interviews with Glenn Hughes & John Jones.

 

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Trapeze/Medusa [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $29.99

Trapeze/Medusa [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $29.99

This classic has been expanded with two bonus discs, packed with extras. It kicks off with a stereo edit and then a mono edit of the 'Black Cloud' single, followed by radio session versions of 'Makes You Wanna Cry' and 'Medusa.' Disc Two finishes with an unreleased live show from the United States in March 1971, where the band had a growing following, thanks in part to the opportunity to tour America with mentors, The Moody Blues. Formed from two bands from the midlands - Finders Keepers, featuring Mel Galley (guitar/vocals), Dave Holland (drums) and Glenn Hughes (bass/vocals), plus the Montanas' John Jones (vocals/trumpet) and Terry Rowley (keyboards/guitar/flute) - Trapeze were discovered by The Moody Blues, and snapped up for their own label, Threshold Records. Trapeze would record three albums for Threshold. As per their self-titled debut, "Medusa" was produced by The Moody Blues' John Lodge at Morgan Studios in London, and released in November 1970, a mere six months after their first LP. For their second record, Trapeze had scaled down to the power trio of Mel Galley, Dave Holland and Glenn Hughes, finally finding their definitive sound, with a mixture of blues, soul and hard rock, wrapped around seven, classic original songs. Kicking off with the Mel Galley / Tom Galley penned 'Black Cloud,' the track was also issued as a single, and soon became a live favourite too. Mel Galley and his brother Tom Galley would co-write four of the album's tracks, with the band sharing writing credits on 'Your Love Is Alright' and Glenn Hughes bringing 'Seafull' and the title track, 'Medusa.' Disc Three features a second complete unreleased show from 1971, featuring all but two tracks from the "Medusa" LP. As well as a reproduction of a rare, original concert poster from the band's archives, not seen in almost 50 years, the set includes liner notes based on interviews with Glenn Hughes, John Jones, Trapeze's original manager Tony Perry, Trapeze's photographer David Rohl and Mel Galley's brother and Trapeze co-writer, Tom Galley.

 

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Trapeze/You Are the Music: We're Just the Band [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $29.99

Trapeze/You Are the Music: We're Just the Band [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $29.99

This 3CD deluxe edition has been expanded with the mono version of the 'Coast to Coast' single, plus the non-album tracks 'Good Love' and 'Dat's It.' Four tracks were aired for the 1973 Radio 1 In Concert series, taken from an "off-air" recording. One of Trapeze's major strongholds was Texas, so it's no surprise that this collection is completed with a track recorded in Dallas in 1972, plus a whole show from Houston the same year. Recorded at Decca Studios and Island Studios in London, their third album was produced by Neil Slaven, with it's release preceded by the 'Coast to Coast' single. The album includes a number of notable guests, including B. J. Cole on steel guitar for 'Keepin' Time' and 'Coast to Coast,' plus Rod Argent on electric piano for 'Coast to Coast' and piano on 'Feelin' So Much Better Now.' Glenn Hughes would leave Trapeze to join Deep Purple in 1973, leaving Mel Galley and Dave Holland to soldier on for the remainder of the 1970s, periodically reforming this classic three-piece line-up. As well as a reproducing rare and original memorabilia from the band's archives, the collection includes extensive liner notes by Malcolm Dome based on interviews with Glenn Hughes, manager Tony Perry, producer Neil Slaven, Tom Galley and Rod Argent.

 

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Gazpacho/Fireworker ....CD $16.99

Gazpacho/Fireworker ....CD $16.99

2020 release. Gazpacho has reigned as the kings of atmospheric and affective art rock, no small feat, as the subgenre is full of wonderfully moody, ornate, and emotional artists; yet, none of them manage to achieve the same level of exquisite baroque resonance and hypnotically introspective weight as this Norwegian sextet. Conceptually, the album follows the band's tradition of blending grand philosophical quandaries, stimulating literary leanings, and haunting personal turmoil. Like Night, Fireworker is a single "trip" broken into five chapters but meant to be appreciated all at once.

 

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Apple/An Apple a Day [Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Apple/An Apple a Day [Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

They made one of the rarest albums of the psychedelic era (a copy recently sold on eBay for just under 4,000), while their two singles included one of the genre's most enduring surrender-to-the-void creations in the much-compiled 'The Otherside.' Nevertheless, so little information has ever surfaced about Apple that UK underground rock guide book Galactic Ramble described them as "probably the only legendary UK psych band still shrouded in mystery." Finally, however, we have some kind of closure with this first-ever band-approved reissue of "An Apple a Day," which also includes mono mixes of their aforementioned brace of single releases. More than half-a-century after they split, band leader Jeff Harrad spills the beans for the first time on their murky genesis in Cardiff, from their pre-Apple days on the local beat/R&B scene to the band's brief relocation to London and brushes with guitarist Caleb 'Baby Your Phrasing Is Bad' Quaye and Kinks/Troggs manager Larry Page, who signed them to his Page One label. Apart from the singles, "An Apple a Day" featured such psych-pop gems as 'Queen of Hearts Blues,' 'Mr. Jones' and 'Photograph,' whose combination of brass/orchestral arrangements and Alice in Wonderland-style lyrical surrealism conjured up images of Syd Barrett fronting The Kinks. With a new essay on the band that includes numerous quotes from Harrad, rare band photos and re-mastered sound quality, this new digipak edition of "An Apple a Day" is the definitive release of a classic, much-loved late Sixties UK psychedelic pop period piece.

 

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Various Artists/Looking through a Glass Onion: Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-1972 ....import 3 CD Set $28.99

Various Artists/Looking through a Glass Onion: Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-1972 ....import 3 CD Set $28.99

A 3-CD set, "Looking through a Glass Onion" assembles these disparate strands into one cohesive package, with the studio day trippers, the cultural pranksters, the genre-benders, the folk club stalwarts and the hair-down-to-his-knees prog-rock brigade all grooving up slowly to the starting line. Though largely forgotten now, Liverpool quartet The Beatles were the toppermost of the poppermost in the Sixties, responsible for some of the biggest-selling singles of all time and a series of ground-breaking albums that dictated musical trends until their next LP emerged. With those albums containing numerous potential hit singles, it was inevitable that producers and groups would wait impatiently for the latest Beatles LP to land in order to rush into the studio and clone a track with the aim of scoring a cheap hit single. That process continued unabated for the rest of the band's career, but the results became more interesting with the arrival of the psychedelic and progressive era, when rock started to take itself more seriously and a more self-respecting, artistic approach was called for. Suddenly the cheap imitations were joined by more adventurous interpretations of Beatles material, including some startling re-imaginings of songs that dated back to the salad days of the Lennon/McCartney writing partnership, with early efforts like 'Every Little Thing' and 'You Can't Do That' given radical treatments to reflect the changing musical times. The result is the proverbial Magical Mystery Tour, a Fab Four parallel universe, a Looking-Glass world in which 'Strawberry Fields Forever' can be an Elizabethan garden party madrigal or a churning slice of Fudged-up sludge, where a spaced-out Duffy Power takes the lyrics of 'Fixing a Hole' perhaps a little too literally, 'Penny Lane' becomes avant-garde easy listening, the likes of Nick Lowe, Alex Harvey and Ritchie Blackmore try out early identities, and the Walrus was Lol. Containing nearly four hours of music and a 40-page booklet, "Looking through a Glass Onion" features 68 tracks from various UK acts, with tons of memorabilia and rare photos as well as the usual verbose smartarse annotation shamelessly passed off as informed musical commentary. A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Well, almost all.

 

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Japanese Editions

Syd Barrett/Barrett (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $41.99
Syd Barrett/An Introduction To Syd Barrett (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import $41.99
Syd Barrett/Madcap Laughs (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $41.99
Syd Barrett/Opel (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import $41.99
David Bowie/Images 1966-1967 (Remastered UHQCD - Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import $39.99
Camel/Chameleon: The Best Of Camel (Remastered UHQCD - Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import $39.99
Can/Future Days (UHQCD / Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Can/O.S.T.S (UHQCD / Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Can/Out Of Reach (UHQCD / Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Can/Rite Time (UHQCD / Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Can/Unlimited Edition (UHQCD / Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $42.99
Fairport Convention/History Of Fairport Convention (UHQCD-MQA) ....Japanese import CD $54.99
Free/The Free Story (Remastered UHQCD - Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $54.99
David Gilmour/About Face (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $41.99
David Gilmour/David Gilmour (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $41.99
David Gilmour/Live at Pompeii (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $75.99
David Gilmour/Live in Gdansk (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $75.99
David Gilmour/On An Island (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $41.99
David Gilmour/Rattle That Lock (Blu-Spec CD2) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $41.99
John Mayall/Looking Back (Remastered UHQCD - Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import CD $39.99





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Gary

The Artist Shop
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# 806

October 5, 2020

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing. Also don't forget to check out the $6.99 Specials - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/members/specials.htm .

In Today's Newsletter

Coming Soon: Pink Floyd, , Yes, Jon Anderson, Mike Pinder, David Bowie, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, A Genesis in My Bed - The Steve Hackett Autobiography, Anthony Phillips, The Strawbs, Rick Wakeman, Martin Barre, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, Gong, Roger Chapman & The Shortlist, Ryuichi Sakamoto with Adrian Belew, Vangelis, Toyah, Gary Husband & Markus Reuter, Oz Noy, Al Stewart, Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Fairport Convention, Trees, Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975, The Free Design, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly, Allman Brothers Band, Traffic, Medicine Head, Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story, Thin Lizzy, Ronnie Wood, Porcupine Tree, Galahad, Nik Turner & Youth with The Space Falcons, Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock, Albert Bouchard, Hawkestrel, Frost*, From Brussels with Love, Philip Glass, Blaine L. Reininger, Sun Ra, Sun Ra Arkestra, Steve Roach, Jan-Peter Schwalm, Mort Garson, The Opening Performance Orchestra with Bill Laswell & Iggy Pop, Clive Wright

 


Coming Soon!!!

Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder ....2 CD Set $19.99
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder ....DVD $25.99
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder ....Blu-Ray $33.99
Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $85.99

Pink Floyd/Delicate Sound of Thunder [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $85.99

The first break out package from the Pink Floyd 'The Later Years' set, Delicate Sound of Thunder, has been remixed, restored and re-edited on DVD and Blu-Ray. Alongside the full concert film (restored and re-edited from the original 35mm film and enhanced with 5.1 surround sound), included in The Later Years box set, the DVD and Blu-Ray features a 24-page photo booklet. In 1987, Pink Floyd made a triumphant resurgence. The legendary British band, formed in 1967, had suffered the loss of two co-founders: keyboardist / vocalist Richard Wright, who left after sessions for The Wall in 1979, and bass player and lyricist Roger Waters, who had left to go solo in 1985, soon after the 1983 album The Final Cut. The gauntlet was thus laid down for guitarist/singer David Gilmour and drummer Nick Mason, who proceeded to create the multi-platinum A Momentary Lapse of Reason album, a global chart smash, which also saw the return of Richard Wright to the fold. Originally released in September 1987, A Momentary Lapse of Reason was quickly embraced by fans worldwide, who flocked to attend the live tour dates, which started within days of the album's release. The tour played to more than 4.25 million fans over more than two years, and, as a celebration of the enduring talent and global appeal of Pink Floyd, was unsurpassed at the time. Filmed at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum in August 1988 and directed by Wayne Isham, the 2020 release of the Grammy Award nominated Delicate Sound of Thunder is sourced directly from over 100 cans of original 35mm negatives, painstakingly restored and transferred to 4K, and completely re-edited by Benny Trickett from the restored and upgraded footage, under the creative direction of Aubrey Powell/Hipgnosis. Similarly, the sound was completely remixed from the original multitrack tapes by longtime Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, assisted by Damon Iddins. Pink Floyd's stellar supporting cast for the live dates included: Jon Carin (Keyboards, Vocals), Tim Renwick (Guitars, Vocals), Guy Pratt (Bass, Vocals), Gary Wallis (Percussion), Scott Page (Saxophones, Guitar), Margret Taylor (Backing Vocals), Rachel Fury (Backing Vocals) and Durga McBroom (Backing Vocals). The setlist carefully balances the then-new material and Pink Floyd classics, including songs from The Dark Side of the Moon ("Time", "On The Run", "The Great Gig in the Sky" and "Us and Them"), the anthemic title track of Wish You Were Here, The Wall's "Comfortably Numb" and a cathartic "Run Like Hell." As a record of the creative power of David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright at their incendiary best, Pink Floyd's Delicate Sound of Thunder is an engrossing and uplifting event, to be enjoyed by any rock music fan. 2-CD includes 8 tracks more than its original release. Blu-ray: Stereo PCM 96/24 / DVD: Stereo PCM 48/16.  Deluxe Box includes 2-CD (23 Songs), Blu-ray (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), DVD (21 songs inc. 5 Bonus Tracks), 40-Page Booklet, Double Sided Poster, 5 Postcards.

 

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Yes/The Royal Affair Tour - Live from Las Vegas ....CD $15.99

Yes/The Royal Affair Tour - Live from Las Vegas ....CD $15.99

Recorded live during their headline North American tour in the summer of 2019, A Royal Affair Tour was a must-see best-of-British-rock show and featured support by Asia with the return of founding member Steve Howe in a special performance, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocals by Arthur Brown. The Yes performing line up was Steve Howe (guitar - joined 1970), Alan White (drums since 1972), Geoff Downes (keyboards; first joined in 1980), Jon Davison (vocals since 2011) and Billy Sherwood (guitar/keyboards in the 1990s and the late Chris Squire's choice to take over bass/vocals in 2015), with Jay Schellen on additional drums. Yes performed songs from their storied career, one of rock music's most prized bodies of work, and their set was in honor of the memory of YES members Chris Squire and Peter Banks. Continuing the British theme, the set featured Alan White's tribute to John Lennon; White was the drummer on Lennon's recording of the "Imagine" album.

 

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Jon Anderson/Song of Seven [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Jon Anderson/Song of Seven [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the 1980 solo album by Jon Anderson, Song of Seven.  The album was recorded during Jon's first hiatus from Yes, with whom he had become an internationally known vocalist and songwriter and followed on from his 1976 solo album Olias of Sunhillow. Working with keyboard player Ronnie Leahy, Anderson created an optimistic album of varying influences and he gathered together a fine ensemble of musicians to assist him such as celebrated bass players Jack Bruce and John Giblin, guitarists Clem Clempson and Ian Bairnson, saxophonist Johnny Dankworth and percussionists Morris Pert and Simon Phillips.  Song of Seven was a UK top forty hit upon its release by Atlantic Records in November 1980 and spawned a solo tour which established Jon Anderson as a regarded artist in his own right. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and is expanded to include two rare US single edits previously unreleased on CD and restores the original album artwork in a digipak. The booklet also features a new essay with an exclusive interview with Jon Anderson.

 

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Mike Pinder/The Promise [Autographed] ....CD $19.99

Mike Pinder/The Promise [Autographed] ....CD $19.99

This is Mike Pinder's first solo album. Originally released in the '70s during the band's hiatus between the albums "Seventh Sojourn" and "Octave," Pinder eventually regained the rights and released it on his own label. Not mentioned on the disc are the two bonus tracks. Track 10 is a remake of 'One Step into the Light' originally from the 'Octave' album. Track 11 is 'Island to Island', an unreleased track from the '80s. Also not listed is track 6, an instrumental titled 'Air.' Mike Pinder composed all songs and plays piano, Arp Synthesizers, guitar and, of course, MELLOTRON! These CDs are the editions on Mike's label, One Step Records, and are autographed by Mike.   Limited availability.

 

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Mike Pinder/A People with One Heart [Autographed] ....CD $19.99

Mike Pinder/A People with One Heart [Autographed] ....CD $19.99

Singer, keyboardist, lyricist and the "voice" of the Moody Blues poetry, Mike Pinder narrates stories from around the world adding an atmosphere of music and magic. This is the second part of Mike's planned trilogy of children's stories. The first, Planet with One Mind, is out of print and the third, An Earth with One Spirit, sadly never happened. These are inspiring, uplifting and imaginative stories and myths that speak to the child within us all. And the music is mysterious and beautiful.  An excellent Christmas present for any young at heart on Santa's list. These CDs are the editions on Mike's label, One Step Records, and are autographed by Mike.  Limited availability.

 

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David Bowie/Metrobolist ....CD $16.99

David Bowie/Metrobolist ....CD $16.99

Marking the 50th Anniversary of David Bowie's third album The Man Who Sold the World, a 2020 remix by original producer Tony Visconti, which is released under the album's original name, Metrobolist.  The artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial 'dress' cover which Mercury Records refused to release. The track After All - which Tony considered perfect as is - is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Return to Greendale ....2 CD Set $19.99

Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Return to Greendale ....2 CD Set $19.99

Return to Greendale is the next installment in Neil Young's Performance Series (#16) and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album Greendale. On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance. The live album Return to Greendale is being released as a 2 CD set.

 

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A Genesis in My Bed - The Steve Hackett Autobiography [Hardcover] ....import Book $35.99

A Genesis in My Bed - The Steve Hackett Autobiography [Hardcover] ....import Book $35.99

The much-anticipated publication of A Genesis in My Bed- the long overdue autobiography from guitar great and former member of Genesis, Steve Hackett. A highly detailed, entertaining book that charts Hackett's life in full, but with a firm emphasis on his years with Genesis that saw the band's meteoric rise to become one of the most successful British bands of all time. Sheds new light on Steve's time with Genesis. Hardback: 234 x 156, 224 pages.

 

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Anthony Phillips/Missing Links I-IV [Remastered] ....import 5 CD Box Set $41.99

Anthony Phillips/Missing Links I-IV [Remastered] ....import 5 CD Box Set $41.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Missing Links I - IV, a newly remastered 5 CD set clamshell boxed set comprising the four original "Missing Links" albums by celebrated composer and Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. Aside from his work as a solo artist, Anthony has been a composer of music for television for many years, going back as far as 1976.  In 1989 Anthony issued the first collection of this music, "Missing Links" in December 1989 as a limited-edition release. Its popularity led to a further three Missing Links releases which gathered not only soundtrack compositions, but other rare archive recordings made by Anthony Phillips over the years. Although the original four volumes of the series have been subsequently been issued on CD, they have been unavailable for some years. Anthony has worked with his archivist Jon Dann to prepare this new boxed set edition of this wonderful music, compiling a new additional 27 track CD of previously unreleased and rare archive material, "Extra Links" exclusive to this set.  Missing Links I - IV is sure to appeal to fans of Anthony's work. This new boxed set edition features liner notes by Jon Dann and is a fine collection of music by one of Britain's most imaginative and respected musicians.

The Strawbs/Live in Concert ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $29.99

The Strawbs/Live in Concert ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $29.99

Double CD and DVD in a six panel digipack recorded at The Robin 2, Bilston 5th March 2006.

Rick Wakeman/Rock'n'Roll Prophet [Plus] ....import CD $17.99

Rick Wakeman/Rock'n'Roll Prophet [Plus] ....import CD $17.99

Rock n' Roll Prophet is a 1982 album by Rick Wakeman. The album was recorded at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, and was released by Moon Records. The album was re-released in 1991 with four bonus tracks. These tracks were recorded at Wakeman's own Bajanor Studios on the Isle of Man, and were mixed by Stuart Sawney. The re-release was mastered at Abbey Road Studios. As well as playing keyboards, Wakeman provided lead vocals for three tracks ("I'm So Straight I'm a Weirdo," "Maybe '80," and "Do You Believe in Fairies") - the only album on which his singing appears.

 

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Martin Barre/50 Years of Jethro Tull ....2 CD Set $16.99

Martin Barre/50 Years of Jethro Tull ....2 CD Set $16.99

"So... finally we have arrived at year number 50 !!!! Is it important... yes, of course and it must be celebrated with due care and thought hence this double CD which showcases some of my favourite tracks. Personally... I'm looking forward to year 51 and beyond !!!... So, with a big nod to history, I will take my guitar on the road and continue my love affair!"

 

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Brian Eno/Film Music 1976 - 2020 ....CD $16.99

Brian Eno/Film Music 1976 - 2020 ....CD $16.99

'Film Music 1976 - 2020' - This long-awaited album brings together 17 tracks from Eno's most recognizable film and television work spanning five decades. Eno's music has been used in hundreds of films and he has composed more than 20 soundtracks for some of the best known directors in the world including David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Peter Jackson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman and Michael Mann. Compositions such as "Ship in a Bottle" in "The Lovely Bones," "Prophecy Theme" from "Dune," "Deep Blue Day" in "Trainspotting," "Late Evening in Jersey" in "Heat," "Beach Sequence" in Antonioni's last film "Beyond The Clouds" and "An Ending (Ascent)" from Al Reinert's ground-breaking "For All Mankind" have contributed significantly to memorably iconic scenes. Eno has also scored extensively for television, including all 3 series of the gritty UK crime drama, "Top Boy" for which he received a Bafta, and Danny Boyle's "Mr Wroe's Virgins" which earned him and his brother Roger a Bafta nomination. This release features over an hour of classic Eno compositions and includes several previously unreleased tracks.

 

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Tangerine Dream/Pilots of Purple Twilight - The Virgin recordings 1980-1983 ....import 10 CD Box Set $209.99

Tangerine Dream/Pilots of Purple Twilight - The Virgin recordings 1980-1983 ....import 10 CD Box Set $209.99

A 10 CD boxset containing remastered versions of Tangerine Dream's era-defining Virgin label output between 1980 and 1983 (plus copious extras). The set features the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, and Hyperborea, along with the previously unreleased soundtracks from the films The Soldier (1982) and The Keep (1983).  All audio has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Ben Wiseman.  Pilots of Purple Twilight also features additional previously unreleased material across 4 discs and contains a hard-back book with an essay, many rare photographs, and memorabilia.  The individual albums are also available.

 

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Individual Albums

Tangerine Dream/Tangram ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Thief ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Exit ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/White Eagle ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Logos ....import CD $12.99
Tangerine Dream/Hyperborea ....import CD $12.99

Tangerine Dream/Sessions III ....import CD $20.99

Tangerine Dream/Sessions III ....import CD $20.99

In their 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).

 

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Ash Ra Tempel/Gin Rose ....import CD + DVD $23.99

Ash Ra Tempel/Gin Rose ....import CD + DVD $23.99

Now, and due to the many requests, here it is again - after 20 years, the re-release of the long-awaited live-album "Gin Rose." Manuel Gottsching and Klaus Schulze blend tradition & vision, and they do not simply reanimate ideas of the 1970s. The spirit of this unique liaison is reflected in every single note of this still up-to-date concert, showing these two musicians playing joyfully, familiar and undeterred.

 

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Gong/Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy ....4 CD Set $25.99

Gong/Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy ....4 CD Set $25.99

Gong's quintessential trilogy comprised of the albums Flying Teapot, Angels Egg and You are newly remastered from the original tapes. Maintaining the incredible sound quality and repackaging of 2015's critically acclaimed Camembert Electrique remaster, each CD album has been digitally remastered by Nick Robbins at SoundMastering Studios together with a fourth CD of bonus material, including both sides of Gong's impossible-to-find debut single on BYG Records, released only in France in 1970. Dedicated to the memory and ongoing legacy of Daevid Allen.

 

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Gong/Flying Teapot ....CD $14.99

Gong/Flying Teapot ....CD $14.99

1973's Flying Teapot is a Gong milestone. It's the first installment in their legendary "Radio Gnome Trilogy" and a transitional point between the underground psychedelia of Camembert Electrique and the artier, more ethereal sound they later developed. Teapot is more visceral, less cerebral than it's successors, and the catchy ensemble riffs of Camembert are still present. The arrival of virtuoso guitarist Steve Hillage and synth wizard Tim Blake represented a great leap forward, though. Blake concentrated exclusively on ambient electronic effects and soundscapes a la early Hawkind, leaving harmonic development to the other band members. Hillage's fleet-fingered jazz-rock solos and arsenal of effects upped the musicianship a notch and reinforced the spacy jazz elements already in place. Whether you're able to follow the willfully confusing storyline or not, the elaborate mythological world created by Daevid Allen is loads of fun when wrapped around music as inspired as this psychedelic art-jazz-space rock amalgam. The key players are a group of gnomes from another planet who arrive in a flying teapot (stoner imagery plays heavily in hippie Allen's vision) to save the world (or something). Actually, some surprisingly intellectual/philosophical messages were contained in the trilogy, leavened heartily by the irrepressible Allen's healthy sense of humor.

 

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Roger Chapman & The Shortlist/Maybe the Last Time: Live 2011 ....CD $14.99

Roger Chapman & The Shortlist/Maybe the Last Time: Live 2011 ....CD $14.99

Starting a successful solo career in 1978 (after leaving a successful career as the leader of Family), the iconic voice of Roger Chapman and his barbed wire and wine delivery has made him one of the most acclaimed singers in the genres of rock, blues and soul. An esteemed solo career that has included him being presented with the award of Best Singer at the 1982 German music awards, two appearances on the famed TV rock show Rockpalast.

 

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Ryuichi Sakamoto with Adrian Belew/Hidari Ude No Yume [Left Handed Dream] ....import CD $22.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto with Adrian Belew/Hidari Ude No Yume [Left Handed Dream] ....import CD $22.99

Wewantsounds present the reissue of Ryuichi Sakamoto's third solo album Hidari Ude No Yume (Left Handed Dream), originally released in 1981 on the Alfa label. Save for a small-scale Dutch vinyl release in 1981, it is the first time the album's original Japanese edition is released outside of Japan (the European release on Epic Records included significantly different tracks and mixes). Hidari Ude No Yume was recorded at the legendary Alfa Studio "A" in Tokyo during the Summer of 1981. it came after B-2 Unit in 1980 and his debut album Thousand Knives Of... in 1978, the very year Sakamoto was invited by Haruomi Hosono to join Yellow Magic Orchestra alongside Yukihiro Takahashi. In 1981, Sakamoto decided to record an album rooted in pop, following the more experimental B-2 Unit and his landmark electro debut. Sakamoto invited British producer Robin Scott to co-produce. They entered the Alfa studio in July 1981 with his fellow YMO musicians Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi, keyboard programmer extraordinaire Hideki Matsutake who'd been on Sakamoto's first two albums and became YMO's unofficial fourth member, violinist Kaoru Sato, saxophonist Satoshi Nakamura, and American guitarist Adrian Belew (David Bowie, The Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club and later King Crimson). Together, they created a fascinating mix of pop, ambient and electronic music with elements of avant-garde and traditional Japanese music, the whole firmly rooted in a solid groove. From the funk of "Relache" to the new wave feel of "Venezia" and the ambient minimalism of "Slat Dance," the album is remarkably consistent while displaying a wealth of global influences. The album was released in Japan in 1981 and Epic Records picked it up for Europe a year later but decided to release it in a significantly altered version. The sequencing was completely reshuffled and two tracks, "Saru No Ie" and "Living in the Dark" were completely dropped while three others, "Relache," "Tell 'em To Me," "Venezia" were heavily remodeled with English lyrics and different names. Last but not least, a new English-sung track, "The Arrangement," was added, making the album nine tracks instead of ten for the Japanese edition. Newly remastered from the original tapes by renowned engineer Bernie Grundman. Comes with original artwork featuring cover shot by famous photographer Masayoshi Sukita. Four-page insert with new introduction by journalist Anton Spice.

 

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

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

Inspired by the groundbreaking mission of NASA's Juno space probe and its ongoing exploration of Jupiter, Juno to Jupiter is Vangelis' multi-dimensional journey through electronic, progressive, ambient, techno, orchestral, and vocal music. The project features soprano Angela Gheorghiu and sounds from space recorded by NASA.

Toyah/Sheep Farming in Barnet [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD $36.99

Toyah/Sheep Farming in Barnet [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + DVD $36.99

Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the long-awaited newly remastered and expanded deluxe release of Toyah's debut album "Sheep Farming in Barnet" which kickstarts a reissue programme of Toyah's entire Safari Records catalogue.  Produced by Steve James and Keith Hale (Blood Donor), the album reached number 1 on the UK Independent Albums in February 1980 and celebrates its fortieth anniversary in 2020.  The 7" single 'Victims of the Riddle' (1979) was Toyah's very first release and is included here. This was followed up by 6-track mini-album "Sheep Farming in Barnet" that contained three tracks per-side on a 33 1/3 playing 7" vinyl. This mini-album was then expanded to a full length 11-track album (originally for the German market) in early 1980 by adding the 'Victims' 7" A-Side/B-Sides and some further tracks also recorded at Chappell Studios, London.  This album contains the fan favourites 'Race Through Space,' 'Neon Womb' and 'Danced,' all of which went on to become signature songs for the band. Non-album Double A-Side single 'Bird in Flight'/'Tribal Look' produced by The Boys' lead singer Matt Dangerfield is also included.  This punk/new wave classic album is being reissued in two formats & this expanded deluxe set features: 2CD + DVD digipak with a fully illustrated 24-page booklet containing a brand new introductory note from Toyah plus rare and unseen imagery including album cover shots taken at RAF Fylingdales Early Warning site, Yorkshire.  This expanded edition features 30 bonus tracks made up of non-album singles, rarities and demos. Amongst the 20 previously unreleased tracks are versions originally recorded for Shoestring, the original improvisation vocal that became Victims of the Riddle and the band's first ever pre-signing 1978 demos.  A sleevenote by Toyah's archivist Craig Astley, researched with input from co-writer/guitarist Joel Bogen, chronicles the creation of the album, musician line-ups and reveals the recording origins of the album and bonus material for the first time.   Includes a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) containing two brand new features with Toyah Willcox; an interview about the album/period, a track-by-track album interview and an exclusive acoustic three-song session of songs from the era - all filmed August 2020.   The DVD also includes rare archive TV footage available on DVD for the first time ever including a 1979 interview/performance clips of Race through Space filmed at Toyah's Battersea warehouse 'Mayhem' for broadcast on What's On (ITV Midlands-only region) and two songs filmed in February 1980 for BBC's The Old Grey Whistle Test.

 

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Gary Husband & Markus Reuter/Music of Our Time ....CD $17.99

Gary Husband & Markus Reuter/Music of Our Time ....CD $17.99

Yet another facet of two contemporary genii is revealed. Maestros Gary Husband and Markus Reuter embark on an impromptu journey of both mind and soul, in one of the most unique, timeless efforts ever to grace the MoonJune label - or, for that matter, the improvised and avant-garde genre - with the release of 'Music of Our Time.' Inspired by the house's beautiful Fazoli Pianoforti grand piano, Gary Husband unveils new depths of his unique musical prodigy. Markus Reuter proves the perfect compliment, kinetically synchronized in effortless perfection to his partner's every shift and turn - with graceful elegance, and rich textures providing spacious understatement throughout proceedings. The chemistry between artists takes its immediate and obvious form through their mutual reverence of the musical moment at hand, exhibited through seemingly telepathic interplay and dynamics. The result is a priceless gem.  'Music of Our Time' is a lustrous jewel of exquisite beauty and magnificent stature ... an ethereal creation, which ventures to places and spaces music rarely accesses.

 

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Oz Noy/Snapdragon ....CD $16.99

Oz Noy/Snapdragon ....CD $16.99

Constantly seeking untapped musical terrain, New York-based guitarist and composer Oz Noy steps onto fertile ground with Snapdragon. The spry rhythmic wallop that characterized his previous album, the backbeat-driven Booga Looga Loo, remains in full force -- only now welded to an open, bop-inflected chromaticism fostering a more dynamic, searching improvisational energy. Intricately winding unison melody lines spiral out across fatback rhythmscapes, expertly realized by an impressive cast of soloists and supporting musicians. Among those stoking the fires of the rhythm section are Dennis Chambers, Will Lee, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dave Weckl, James Genus, and John Patitiucci, while Noy trades improvised solos and notated melodies with saxophonist Chris Potter, keyboardists David Kikoski and Jason Lindner, trumpeter John Sneider, guitarist Adam Rogers, and the recently deceased trumpet Wallace Rooney, whose subtly blues-tinged solo glides over the nimble rhythmic modulations of "Outer Look."

 

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Al Stewart/24 Carrots [40th Anniversary Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $28.99

Al Stewart/24 Carrots [40th Anniversary Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $28.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 3 CD 40th Anniversary edition of the classic album 24 Carrots by Al Stewart. Released in 1980, the album came on the heels of a series of highly successful albums Year of the Cat and Time Passages, which saw the legendary folk-rock musician reach a wider audience and, after adopting a more rock orientated approach, gain top ten success in the USA where he had relocated.  For the album 24 Carrots he worked with the musicians in the band Shot in the Dark featuring his musical collaborator Peter White (keyboards, guitar), Adam Yurman (electric guitar), Robin Lamble (bass, guitar), Krysia Kristianne (backing vocals), Brian Savage (saxophone, flute), Robin Marlette (keyboards) and various drummers including Steve Chapman and Jeff Porcaro. It also featured a guest appearance by Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band). Sessions for the album began at Davlen studios in Los Angeles in August 1979 where Al worked with Shot in the Dark on a series of demos of some compositions that would make up the album, and others which would remain consigned to the vaults. When completed in May 1980 the album would feature classic tracks such as 'Running Man,' 'Merlin's Time,' 'Murmansk Run - Ellis Island' and the US top thirty hit single 'Midnight Rocks.' Upon its release in August 1980, 24 Carrots would be another American Top Forty hit and would also be a success in other European countries.  This 40th anniversary edition of 24 Carrots has been newly expanded from the original first-generation master tapes and includes two rare single mixes previously unreleased on CD and two additional CDs featuring the August 1979 Davlen studios demo sessions (including an early studio version of The World Goes to Riyadh) and a CD of live recordings made at Hammersmith Odeon in London in December 1980 on the 24 Carrots tour. The release also includes an illustrated booklet with an exclusive new interview with Al Stewart. This 40th anniversary edition serves as a fine tribute to a fine album and a consummate songwriter and performer.

 

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Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear/Live in the Studio ....import CD + DVD $18.99

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear/Live in the Studio ....import CD + DVD $18.99

Dave Bainbridge is best known for his work in the progressive/Celtic band Iona. He's also worked with The Strawbs. Vocalist/instrumentalist Sally Minnear has an incredible music pedigree being the daughter of Gentle Giant's Kerry Minnear. Dave and Sally are also part of the band Celestial Fire as well as being a duo. This record demonstrates the range and diversity of music that Dave & Sally perform at their always well received concerts. Featuring the duo's arrangements of music from Dave's previous band Iona, his solo albums and several traditional Irish folk pieces, filmed, recorded and mixed at Dave's Open Sky Studio.  DVD Extras include Dave & Sally 'In Conversation,' plus some live footage from their concert at The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield in March 2018.

 

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Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon/Noon ....CD $14.99

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon/Noon ....CD $14.99

The unlikely partnership between acoustic guitar pioneer Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon continues with the long-awaited Noon, their first new album in 15 years. Couching late-night melancholy in a summer lilt, Noon features 11 tracks of warmly askew songs and intricate playing - and the intimate third voice created by Kottke and Gordon, two of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic instrumentalists in American music.

 

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Fairport Convention/Fame and Glory ....import CD $20.99

Fairport Convention/Fame and Glory ....import CD $20.99

Fame and Glory collects together all the tracks Fairport Convention recorded for Alan Simon's rock operas Excalibur, Gaia and Anne de Bretagne.  The band previously made this compilation available to its fans, but this mainstream release adds three tracks including a previously unreleased studio recording 'Goodbye My Friends.'  The line-up on this compilation is:  Gerry Conway, Dave Pegg, Simon Nicol, Ric Sanders and Chris Leslie.  Special guests include:  Martin Barre, John Helliwell, Dan Ar Bras, Andreas Vollenweider, Alan Simon, Laurent Tixier, Pat O'May, John Wetton, Jacqui McShee, James Wood and Dave Mattacks.

Trees/Trees ....4 CD Set $47.99

Trees/Trees ....4 CD Set $47.99

It's now over fifty years since Trees' formation and, although 'acid folk' has now become a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics, and although founder member David Costa feels the original noughties reissue helped consolidate a gathering wave of curiosity, they themselves remain in the shadows. Earth's new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before. Trees first album, 'The Garden of Jane Delawney' (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies' idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias' own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of 'Lady Margaret,' 'Glasgerion' and the old standard 'She Moved thro' the Fair,' and the extended fade of the group's own 'Road,' presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterize the follow-up album, 'On the Shore.' There's a definite shift between the records, the second being darker and more ambivalent. Here Trees don't tell you what to think. You're left to formulate your own response to this odd, opaque music. The 'Streets of Derry' session version leans into the brain vibrating drone-groove they somehow found at the traditional tune's centre. 'Polly on the Shore,' another traditional tune, is one of the definitive moments of English folk-rock.

 

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Various Artists/Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975 ....import 3 CD Set $37.99

Various Artists/Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound of British & Irish Folk 1966-1975 ....import 3 CD Set $37.99

Released in 2015, Grapefruit's 3-CD multi-artist British underground folk compilation Dust on the Nettles was widely praised, with a five-star review in The Times hailing it as "a delight from beginning to end." A long-overdue follow up to that set, Sumer Is Icumen In tightens the mesh by focusing on the point when traditional folksong and the burgeoning late Sixties counterculture collided, largely courtesy of seminal acts like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Pentangle. As Steeleye Span's Martin Carthy commented at the time, the scene had a strong pagan feel, dark and elemental, and progressive folk bands like Dr. Strangely Strange, Comus and Third Ear Band (who performed with the druids in dawn solstice ceremonies at Glastonbury Tor) were active at the same time as folklorists like Mr. Fox pair Bob & Carole Pegg and fellow husband-and-wife team Dave & Toni Arthur, whose commitment to the cause saw them dancing naked at a coven led by 'King of the Witches,' the notorious Alex Sanders. Showcasing all of the above names as well as a supporting cast that ranges from Mike Oldfield and Marc Bolan to unsigned bands who recorded demos in a barn, Sumer Is Icumen In features four hours of Albion hymns ancient and modern, including three previously unreleased cuts. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, it includes a 40-page booklet with track-by-track annotation, numerous band quotes and some very rare photos. The result is a secret glade in a darkly pagan woodland that's peppered with invocations of corn gods, wicker men, bright Phoebus and other non-Christian deities; magickal tales of daemons, sorcerers, false knights and faerie queens; the medieval England myths, legends and traditions of the May Queen, John Barleycorn and the Green Man; paeans to the natural world and the rhythm of the passing seasons; fables of sanctuary stones, scarecrows and buried villages alongside dread stories of purgatory, sacrifice and murder.

 

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The Free Design/Butterflies Are Free - The Original Recordings 1967-72 ....import 4 CD Set $37.99

The Free Design/Butterflies Are Free - The Original Recordings 1967-72 ....import 4 CD Set $37.99

The Dedrick children, Chris, his brother Bruce, their sister Sandra and their younger sisters Ellen and Stefanie, were born into a world of music. Their father, Art, was a trombonist and arranger, their mother a music teacher who played French horn. Uncle Rusty, a jazz trumpeter with Red Norvo.  Under the influence of the Hi-Lo's and Peter, Paul and Mary, The Free Design rose through the folk scene of the Greenwich Village coffee houses, achieving national prominence with the enchanting 'Kites Are Fun.' They would prove to be at least the artistic equals of such popular contemporaries as The Association, The Mamas and the Papas, The Fifth Dimension and Harper's Bizarre, but without quite matching their commercial success.  Rather than be dictated to and diluted by the majors, they chose to commit to the artistic freedom and potential to develop offered them by the producer Enoch Light through his independent set up, Project 3. While his label might not have been able to provide the resources of a Columbia or RCA, he believed in the group, gave them carte blanche and hired some of the finest session musicians in New York to back them.  The decision to put their art first was justified by the extraordinary quality of the seven albums recorded between 1967 and 1972. We have Enoch Light's vision and the group's brave decision to stick to their guns to thank for the fact that this splendid music exists today.  With exceptions, The Free Design were at their most pure in recordings of their own compositions. 'Kites Are Fun,' 'Bubbles,' 'Kije's Ouija,' 'My Brother Woody,' 'Ivy on a Windy Day,' 'Starlight,' 'Daniel Dolphin,' 'I'm a Yogi,' 'My Very Own Angel,' and the 'Dorian Benediction,' each adorned by the baroque fantasy quality which is uniquely theirs. Breathtakingly original songs full of playful, nostalgic lyrical imagery; sometimes surprisingly dark; always enormously listenable.  Whilst the arrangements reflected Chris Dedrick's classical training and eclectic taste, the beautifully detailed sound must be attributed - at least in part - to the legendary sound engineer Phil Ramone, a magician whose emphasis on subtlety and nuance in performance conceived such creations as 'The Girl from Ipanema' by Astrud Gilberto, 'Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard' by Paul Simon, the Bob Dylan album, "Blood on the Tracks," and, of course, 'Bubbles' by The Free Design.

 

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Jimi Hendrix Experience/Live in Maui ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $29.99

Jimi Hendrix Experience/Live in Maui ....2 CD + Blu-Ray $29.99

Experience Hendrix announces a brand new collection that couples the brand new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix in Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience's storied visit to Maui, their performance on the dormant lower crater of Haleakala volcano on the island and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie produced by their controversial manager Michael Jeffery. Directed by John McDermott and produced by Janie Hendrix, George Scott and McDermott, the documentary incorporates never before released original footage and new interviews with firsthand participants and key players such as Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer, Warner Bros. executives and several Rainbow Bridge cast members, as well as it's director Chuck Wein. The Blu-ray will include the full documentary as well as the 16mm color film shot of the two afternoon performances captured on July 30, 1970 mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. Also included in the package will be Live in Maui - both of the aforementioned sets spread across 2 CDs, newly restored and mixed by longtime Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer, and mastered by Bernie Grundman. The two sets finds The Experience - Hendrix, Billy Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums - at the height of it's powers playing flawlessly against a stunning natural backdrop. Included are breathtaking renditions of crowd favorites like "Foxey Lady, " "Purple Haze" and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return), " as well as then-unreleased songs like "Dolly Dagger" and "Freedom" that showcased the new direction Hendrix was moving toward.

 

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Deep Purple/Live in Paris 1985 ....CD $14.99

Deep Purple/Live in Paris 1985 ....CD $14.99

Rare and collectable live recording from Deep Purple's legendary show in Paris 1985 - digitally remastered. Deep Purple's many sides are at their best here: the energy but also the groove and the great solo moments. The soft sides and their energetic heavy counterparts. Every member of the band is in fantastic form, the band being strong, and the performance seems to be driving the band through the songs as if audience and band were suspended in time.

 

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Iron Butterfly/Unconscious Power - An Anthology 1967-1971 [Remastered] ....import 7 CD Box Set $59.99

Iron Butterfly/Unconscious Power - An Anthology 1967-1971 [Remastered] ....import 7 CD Box Set $59.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of Unconcious Power - An Anthology 1967 - 1971, a newly remastered 7 CD boxed set featuring all of the albums and singles recorded by the legendary American acid / progressive rock band Iron Butterfly recorded for Atlantic's Atco label between 1967 and 1971 and additional recordings made at the Fillmore East in New York City in April 1968.  Iron Butterfly first came together in San Diego, California in 1966 with a line-up of Doug Ingle (vocals, organ), Danny Weis (guitar), Greg Willis (bass), Jack Pinney (drums) and Darryl DeLoach (vocals). After performing in the San Diego area the band relocated to Los Angeles in search of a recording contract, with Willis soon departing to be replaced by Jerry Penrod on bass. Jack Pinney also departed and was eventually replaced by Ron Bushy.  The band's psychedelic and acid rock style was honed during regular appearances at LA venues such as the Whisky a Go Go and the Galaxy Club, which saw Iron Butterfly develop a loyal following and led to the band signing with Atlantic's Atco label in 1967. In October that year the band recorded their debut album, Heavy, but the group would endure further line-up changes prior to its release as Jerry Penrod, Danny Weis and Darryl DeLoach departed soon after recording sessions were completed. Faced with the possibility of the album remaining unreleased, Ingle and Bushy recruited 17 year old guitarist Erik Brann and bassist Lee Dorman to the band.  Heavy was released in January 1968, entering the US Billboard charts and eventually earning gold disc status. The album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, issued in June 1968, would break the band into star status. Dominated by the side long title track featuring the instrumental dexterity of the new line-up, it was a masterpiece of acid rock and reached a height of number 4 in the US charts and went on to sell a million copies. An edited version of the title track was issued as a single and reached the US top thirty.   The band's third album, Ball, was released in January 1969 and was even more successful, reaching number 3 in the US and spawning the hit singles Soul Experience and In the Time of Our Lives. The band undertook a punishing touring schedule and a series on concerts were recorded in May 1969, finally to be issued as Live in April 1970. Erik Brann departed the band in December 1969 and was replaced by guitarist and vocalist Mike Pinera and additional guitarist Larry Reinhardt.  This line-up would record the album Metamorphosis in May 1970 which saw the band take a heavier direction. The dominant track on the record was the excellent thirteen minute Butterfly Bleu which saw one of the earliest uses of a "talk box" on a guitar solo. Following a tour with Yes in early 1971, Doug Ingle announced his departure from the band. After releasing a final single, Silly Sally in April 1971, Iron Butterfly disbanded. Although they would reform in the mid-1970s and continue to perform and record sporadically afterwards, their recorded work for Atco Records remains their main legacy.  Unconcious Power - An Anthology 1967 - 1971 features all of the albums issued on Atco, all newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, and additionally includes the rare mono mixes of the albums Heavy and Live, (the only true separate mono mixes of their albums), both previously unreleased on CD, along with two CDs of recordings made at the Fillmore East in New York City on the 26th and 27th April 1968. It also includes all of the band's US non-album singles and single edits and a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay featuring interviews with Ron Bushy and Mike Pinera and a poster.

 

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Traffic/Live in Birmingham 1974 ....CD $14.99

Traffic/Live in Birmingham 1974 ....CD $14.99

Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason, and Chris Wood met at a club in Aston, Birmingham in the mid-1960s. At the time Winwood was performing with The Spencer Davis Group, but when he quit in April 1967, the quartet formed Traffic. They performed an extraordinary concert in their hometown in Birmingham in 1974, which was broadcast on FAN-FM and is featured on this CD. The quite superb performance all the hits: Heaven Is in Your Mind, When the Eagle Flies and Walking in the Wind.

Medicine Head/New Bottles Old Medicine [50th Anniversary Edition] ....import CD $22.99

Medicine Head/New Bottles Old Medicine [50th Anniversary Edition] ....import CD $22.99

Discovered, signed and enthusiastically promoted by John Peel via both his BBC radio shows and his Dandelion Records label, Medicine Head produced one of the enduring albums of 1970 in "New Bottles..." A blues-inspired, post psychedelia cycle of heartfelt, raw originals, the album was a forerunner of what we would now consider 'lo fi' production (the debut single, included here, was famously encouraged by John Lennon, who insisted it be issued in its raw state), and proved the beginning of long and fruitful careers for both John Fiddler and Peter Hope-Evans.  Accompanied simply, with guitar, jaw harp and kick drum, the duo concocted something timeless, its heart firmly on its sleeve and its influences and aspirations to the fore.  Presented alongside non-album singles, BBC recordings and live renditions recorded at The Marquee, this expanded version of "New Bottles Old Medicine" rightfully places this wonderful album under the microscope, freshly contextualised by the bonus material and an insightful, fittingly eccentric sleeve essay from Brian Banks.  On-the-record enthusiasts for 'New Bottles Old Medicine' over the years include Bobby Gillespie, Nico, Joe Perry and Jack White, giving some sense of the broad appeal of this unique piece of work.

 

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Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story [Martin Popoff] ....Book $31.99

Sensitive to Light: The Rainbow Story [Martin Popoff] ....Book $31.99

The most comprehensive Rainbow biography to date and is based around multiple interviews the author has conducted with most of the key band members over many years including Ritchie Blackmore, as well as Roger Glover, Tony Carey, Graham Bonnet and Joe Lynn Turner, along with those who are sadly no longer with us, namely Cozy Powell, Ronnie James Dio, Jimmy Bain and Craig Gruber. From the raw and fiery Dio years, through the criminally under-rated Down to Earth album, the smooth crooning Joe Lynn Turner era and into one final somewhat forgotten record fronted by Doogie White, it's all examined here, track by track. 50% bigger than the 2005 original English Castle Magic, fully updated and revised, a whopping 318 pages including two swell colour photo sections.  Canadian author Martin Popoff has written over seventy books on rock music and is one of the most respected authors within the genre. Paperback.

Thin Lizzy/Rock Legend Box Set ....import 6 CD + DVD Box Set $175.99

Thin Lizzy/Rock Legend Box Set ....import 6 CD + DVD Box Set $175.99

Thin Lizzy will release Rock Legends, a box set consisting of six CDs and one DVD. The set contains 99 tracks, including 74 that have never been released and another nine that make their first CD appearance.  Compiled by guitarist Scott Gorham and band expert Nick Sharp, Rock Legends' first disc consists of single versions of 22 Thin Lizzy songs, including "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Boys Are Back in Town" an "Dancing in the Moonlight." Four discs of demos, live takes and alternate versions - one from their time on Decca and three from their Mercury years - follow. The sixth CD features highlights from two of their three dates at London's Hammersmith Odeon in support of 1980's Chinatown.  The DVD is comprised of the Bad Reputation documentary that aired on the BBC and a 1976 performance from Rod Stewart's television special promoting his A Night on the Town album.  The packaging includes replicas of Thin Lizzy tour programs, books of frontman Phil Lynott's poetry, four prints and a book with quotes from band members, as well as reminiscences by famous fans like James Hetfield, Joe Elliott, Slash, Geddy Lee and Lemmy Kilmister.

Porcupine Tree/The Delerium Years 1991-1997 ....13 CD Box Set $239.99

Porcupine Tree/The Delerium Years 1991-1997 ....13 CD Box Set $239.99

Deluxe limited edition 13 CD box set chronicling the evolution of Porcupine Tree, bringing together all of the band's recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97. The period is documented visually though a 140-page book with rare photographs and other archive material, plus biographical liner notes by Stephen Humphries (adapted from his sleeve notes for the Delerium Years vinyl box sets), and replicas of the full width original artwork for Signify and an October 1995 tour poster. The 13 CDs - packaged in digi-sleeves - are presented in a heavyweight lift-off lid box designed by long-term collaborator Carl Glover. Including the 5 full length albums officially released on Delerium in their most recently remastered form: On the Sunday of Life... , Up the Downstair, The Sky Moves Sideways (2CD - also includes Stars Die EP), Signify, Coma Divine - live (2CD). Plus, Voyage 34: The Complete Trip - with the original full-length version of Phase IV, Staircase Infinities - mini album (newly remastered), Metanoia - studio improvisations recorded 1995-96 (newly remastered), plus 2 releases originally created for subscribers to the PT information service Transmission, both newly remastered for this set: Transmission IV - all 40 minutes of an unedited Moonloop, Insignificance - a selection of Signify demos, including tracks not recorded for the final album. Finally a newly compiled and mastered 9 track disc called The Sound of No One Listening rounds up stray singles and compilation tracks, including 2 demo versions of the song Disappear which were previously only available on a bonus 7 inch with the first vinyl edition of Coma Divine.

 

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Galahad/Following Ghosts [Expanded Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $23.99

Galahad/Following Ghosts [Expanded Edition] ....import 3 CD Set $23.99

This new expansive release brings together all of the 'Following Ghosts' related material and consists of a three CD package containing a completely new re-mix of the original 'Following Ghosts' album by Karl Groom, our engineer/producer of choice, together with 'Alternative Ghosts' which contains new alternative versions of every track from the original album, again engineered and mixed by Karl Groom and featuring Mark Spencer playing bass guitar on a Galahad album for the very first time. We have also included a re-mastered version of the rather experimental 'De-Constructing Ghosts' album which was originally a separate companion release to the main album under the guise of the 'Galahad Electric Company' back in 1999. This CD contains tracks written and arranged by various other musicians, DJs and re-mixers pieced together from the original Galahad 'Following Ghosts' multi-tracks resulting in completely different songs in most cases! In all this expanded release contains a whopping 37 tracks!

 

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Nik Turner & Youth with The Space Falcons/Interstellar Energy ....CD $16.99

Nik Turner & Youth with The Space Falcons/Interstellar Energy ....CD $16.99

Brand new album, now available on CD for the first time, from the legendary producer who has teamed up with the equally illustrious former Hawkwind member. Set your lasers on stun and buckle up for an incredible trip through this cosmic psyche meltdown.

 

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Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock/The Hollow Lands ....CD $14.99

Spirits Burning & Michael Moorcock/The Hollow Lands ....CD $14.99

2020 release. Fantasy writer/art rock visionary Michael Moorcock teams up with Don Falcone's space rock collective Spirits Burning for an epic album. Moorcock has been named one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945 and his unique talents have been applied to not just literary works but to the rock world contributing to bands such as Hawkwind, Blue Oyster Cult and his own projects as well. This album includes performances by BOC members Albert Bouchard, Eric Bloom, and Joe Bouchard; Hawkwind associates Harvey Bainbridge, Steve Bernan, and Bridget Wishart plus Nektar's Ron Howden, The Strawb's Chas Cronk, and lots more!

Albert Bouchard/Re Imaginos ....CD $16.99

Albert Bouchard/Re Imaginos ....CD $16.99

For fans of Blue Oyster Cult, Blue Coupe, and Classic Rock! Albert Bouchard is best known as one of the founding members of Blue Oyster Cult. The original band sold millions of albums for Columbia Records with such classic songs as "Don't Fear the Reaper" and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart "Burning for You." As a songwriter, he wrote many BOC songs including the very popular "Astronomy" which was covered by Metallica on their 1998's release Garage Inc and the live staple "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll," which he also sang lead vocals. Today when not writing and recording in his home studio, he performs with several bands. His latest group, Blue Coupe, is a superstar combo which features his brother Joe Bouchard, also a founding member of BOC, and Dennis Dunaway, a founder of the Alice Cooper Group and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Re Imaginos sees Albert revisiting the 1988 Blue Oyster Cult album Imaginos, which was originally intended as his solo album. The album weaves scripts and poems by the late Sandy Pearlman, a concept album about an alien conspiracy that is brought to fruition during the late 19th and early 20th century through the actions of Imaginos, an agent of evil.

 

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Hawkestrel/SpaceXmas ....CD $14.99

Hawkestrel/SpaceXmas ....CD $14.99

Holiday release. Alan Davey's Hawkwind supergroup Hawkestrel returns for a holiday-themed release that features a sleigh full of superb musical guests including former Deep Purple-vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman and The Doors' Robby Krieger, plus Hawkwind alums Huw Lloyd-Langton and Nik Turner.

Frost*/13 Winters [Ltd. Deluxe Edition] ....import 8 CD + Artbook Set $74.99

Frost*/13 Winters [Ltd. Deluxe Edition] ....import 8 CD + Artbook Set $74.99

13 Winters is a comprehensive collection of Frost*s back catalogue, remastered and expanded with additional art, rare tracks, and liner notes by Nick Shilton.  Limited deluxe 8 CD set in artbook.

 

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Various Artists/From Brussels with Love [Deluxe Hardbound Edition] ....2 CD + Book Set $59.99

Various Artists/From Brussels with Love [Deluxe Hardbound Edition] ....2 CD + Book Set $59.99

For release in November, From Brussels With Love - the legendary compilation from 1980 - featured exclusive tracks from the likes of A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Thomas Dolby, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, Bill Nelson, Kevin Hewick + New Order, Michael Nyman and more.  Running for 78 minutes, the original cosmopolitan 'cassette journal' was curated by Michel Duval, Annik Honore and Wim Mertens, and also includes extended interviews with Brian Eno and legendary French film actress Jeanne Moreau.  To mark its 40th anniversary, this remastered edition will be issued as a deluxe double CD edition in 10-inch square hardback 60 page book.  Altogether this new set includes 20 bonus tracks, 39 tracks total.

 

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Also available the 2007 19 track standard release

Various Artists/From Brussels with Love ....import CD $19.99

 

Philip Glass/Dance Pieces ....CD $15.99

Philip Glass/Dance Pieces ....CD $15.99

"Glasspieces" was originally performed in 1983, "In the Upper Room" suite premiered in 1986, and both accompanied a ballet performance. This is the only place you can find the ensemble version of the "Funeral" from 'Akhenaten,' which was a show-stopper from Glass's ensemble concerts of the mid '80s. There are a number of musicians on both pieces and "In the Upper Room" includes conductor Michael Riesman on piano and synthesizers. In addition to the keyboardist, there are a number of string, brass, and woodwind players. Although nearly all instrumental music, the additional voice (Dora Ohrenstein) on both pieces gives this works a very nice touch.

 

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Blaine L. Reininger/Songs from the Rain Palace ....import CD $19.99

Blaine L. Reininger/Songs from the Rain Palace ....import CD $19.99

Blaine L. Reininger needs no special introduction. He is an American post-punk, new-wave and alternative pop singer, songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist (particularly violin), writer and performer. He is known for being a member of the group Tuxedomoon since 1977 after co-founding it with Steven Brown.

 

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Sun Ra Arkestra/Swirling ....CD $15.99

Sun Ra Arkestra/Swirling ....CD $15.99

The planets align this October as the mighty Sun Ra Arkestra, under the direction of the maestro Marshall Allen, release their first studio album in over twenty years, 'Swirling.' Recorded at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia, the new recording represents the continuation of a heartfelt rebirth of the Arkestra under Allen's guidance since Sun Ra left the planet in 1993, gaining new generations of followers from their regular touring across the globe. With a big band line-up featuring long-standing Arkestra members including Danny Ray Thompson (RIP), Michael Ray, Vincent Chancey, Knoel Scott, Cecil Brooks, Atakatune (RIP), Elson Nascimento and Tyler Mitchell, the album is a full-blooded celebration of Sun Ra's legacy.

 

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Steve Roach/Tomorrow ....CD $15.99

Steve Roach/Tomorrow ....CD $15.99

Tomorrow's five deeply stirring transcendent electronic pieces draw from Steve's current high tide of creativity and introspection. Developed over the last six months within the stylistic mode he describes as "elegant futurism," cyclical melodic weavings flow and ebb in a graceful momentum infused with deep emotion. Tomorrow finds a rare balance between a feeling of floating and one of kinetic movement; this unexpected symmetry breathes life and energy into each piece. Primarily composed and performed spontaneously in the studio, there's an elemental quality - stately and masterful.

Jan-Peter Schwalm/Neuzeit ....CD $15.99

Jan-Peter Schwalm/Neuzeit ....CD $15.99

How we define the age we live in depends entirely on the frame we choose to view it through. On one timescale we're just getting settled into the 21st century; zoom out and we're deeply entrenched in the Anthropocene. We might be waking to the dawn of an enlightened, interconnected new era or teetering on the brink of a sixth mass extinction.   Neuzeit, which German electro-acoustic composer J. Peter Schwalm views through his new duo outing with the Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, is generally taken to refer to the modern era that began in the 16th century and witnessed the rise of Western Civilization. Schwalm chooses to take the term on it's face, however; the fusion of "new" and "time" he defines as a period marked by sudden and drastic change. To borrow another word from the German, it ably yet dauntingly captures the zeitgeist of our tumultuous moment, one in which political upheaval, global pandemic and catastrophic climate change seem poised to usher in an uncertain new existence.

Mort Garson/Music from Patch Cord Productions ....CD $14.99

Mort Garson/Music from Patch Cord Productions ....CD $14.99

Archive release from the Canadian-born electronic music pioneer. Garson is best known for his albums in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to feature Moog synthesizers.

 

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The Opening Performance Orchestra with Bill Laswell & Iggy Pop/The Acid Lands ....CD $17.99

The Opening Performance Orchestra with Bill Laswell & Iggy Pop/The Acid Lands ....CD $17.99

The Acid Lands, created by the Prague-based Opening Performance Orchestra, was first heard in public in 2014 at the Movement-Sound-Space festival in Ostrava, to mark the centenary of William S. Burroughs' birth. The studio version of The Acid Lands was made in late 2019/early 2020 in collaboration with Bill Laswell and Iggy Pop, who undertook the role of the narrator. The piece, which pays tribute to William S. Burroughs, features fragments from the novels The Western Lands (1987) and Junkie (1953). In addition to the title composition, The Acid Lands, the record contains Bill Laswell's instrumental remix, as well as the collective piece "Naming Seven Souls," featuring samples of William S. Burroughs reading his own work.

Clive Wright/Breathe ....CD $15.99

Clive Wright/Breathe ....CD $15.99

Breathe was recorded between late March and June 2020. "Requiem for an Empire" and "Breathe" are reminiscent of Clive's work with Harold Budd from the Songs for Lost Blossoms album. The same distinctive Gibson Es 125 and ebo were used. There's a lot of familiarity in sound with those tracks from Blossoms where Clive was compared, or even mistaken for, Robert Fripp. "Freedom from Fear" features affirmations from the 1950s Mental-physics founder Ding Le Mei with Clive performing with an oud and percussion. "A Message of Gravity" is a remastered 432hz version of the original Spoke album release (2012). "Trio" was performed live with two plants and acoustic guitar. The final track Joshua Tree Voice is solely the voice of a Joshua Tree with added beats. We then have a continuation of live duets with the plant kingdom, often performed in the outdoors with indigenous plants.

 

Japanese Editions Coming Soon

Cream/Disraeli Gears (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Neil Innes/Off the Record (Paper Sleeve) (Remastered) ....Japanese import CD $45.99
Alan Parsons Project/Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (PaperSleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Rick Wakeman/Journey To The Centre Of The Earth (Paper Sleeve) (Remastered) ....Japanese import CD $45.99
Wishbone Ash/Argus (Deluxe Edition) (SHM-CD) (Paper Sleeve) ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99

 





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