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New Releases: Jon
Anderson, 3.2, Soft Machine, Can, Pink Floyd Tribute: Still Wish You Were Here, Rick
Wakeman, David Bowie, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Annette Peacock, Ansley Dunbar, Bernardo
Lanzetti, Trettioariga Kriget, Colosseum, Kayak, Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Transatlantic,
Pendragon, Peter Bardens, The Flock, Frost, Sylvan, Miles Davis, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Adam
Holzman & Brave New World, John Mayall, Procol Harum, Jack Bruce & Friends, Steve
Miller Band, Grateful Dead, Blues Brothers, Fernando Perdomo, Gary Numan, Juicy Lucy, Matt
Berry, The Residents, Marianne Faithfull, Steve Roach, Sedibus, Roedelius & Czjzek,
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren, Lol Coxhill, Wadada Leo Smith, Ikue Mori, Brian
Marsella and Sae Hashimoto, Japanese Releases
Jon Anderson/Olias of Sunhillow [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD Price $23.99
A 2021 remastered and expanded CD/DVD edition of the legendary 1976 solo album by Jon Anderson. The DVD features 96khz/24bit stereo master of the original mix plus a 5.1 'up-mix.' Includes a booklet featuring a comprehensive interview with Anderson about the making of his extraordinary and atmospheric album. Released in July 1976, Olias was a conceptual work recounting the story of an alien race on a journey to find a new world following volcanic destruction on their home planet. All music on the album was written and performed by Jon Anderson and the recording took place at Anderson's Buckinghamshire home studio whilst Yes were on hiatus following the tour to promote the album Relayer. Initially recorded on an 8-track tape machine, the arrangements were then re-recorded on to a 24-track tape machine. The album saw Jon perform the music entirely alone, teaching himself to play keyboards and acknowledging the influence of such legendary musicians as Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz and Vangelis on his work.
3.2/Third Impression ....CD $14.99
Robert Berry returns with a second 3.2 album, "Third Impression." The project is a continuation of the band 3, which Berry was in with Carl Palmer and the late great Keith Emerson. In October 2015, conversations about a new "3" album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Keith Emerson about releasing the long delayed "3" follow up album. Along with renewed fan interest in the band and those conversations, Berry had sparked revived enthusiasm from Keith Emerson for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas and song collaborations ultimately paved the groundwork for 3.2's first album, "The Rules Have Changed." Everything was set. Song ideas, studio time, record contract... and then, that dark day. Emerson's untimely death made the album an uncertainty. Robert was left with Keith Emerson's final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone, to long discussions about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be produced. After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson's musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with '3' some 30 years ago. The final result was 3.2, a reboot of the original "3" project. The debut album released in 2018 is a record that deserves to be heard by each and every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes some exquisite musical parts. And the follow up, Third Impression, is no lesser than it's predecessor, mixing epic songs with more melodic and AOR moments. It's final track, the nine minute 'Never,' is one more Emerson/Berry original with Keith's trademark style all over it.
Soft Machine/Paris 1970 ....2 CD Set $24.99
Soft Machine, live from the Theatre de la Musique, Paris on March 2nd, 1970. Despite their gradual dissolution in the late '70s, Soft Machine's stock has never been higher thanks to a steady stream of archival recordings that continue to surface and throw light on the importance of varying line-ups. The quintet version of the band, captured at the Theatre de la Musique, Paris on March 2nd, 1970 for France's Pop Deux TV show features that short lived and often lamented line-up of Lyn Dobson and Elton Dean on their respective reeds accompanying the obligatory Hopper, Ratledge, and Wyatt. The Paris date in March caught Dobson near the end of his tenure which came two weeks later. Suffice to say, the historical value of this recording is undoubted while rooted in the five-man line-up that was joyous, but sadly all too brief. London Calling bends your ear with a rare, captivating performance from our beloved Softs, live in Paris, 1970. Covering their first two albums and songs exclusive to performances from this period. Includes the entire Pop Deux TV broadcast. Visually interesting, but moreover, stunning to hear. Personnel: Mike Ratledge- Lowrey organ, Hohner pianet; Robert Wyatt - drums, vocals; Hugh Hopper - bass; Elton Dean - alto sax, Saxello; Lyn Dobson- soprano sax, flute, voice, harmonica. Includes full color, eight-page booklet with background liners and rare images. Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality.
Can/Live in Stuttgart 1975 ....2 CD Set $18.99
Mute are delighted to announce the release of Can Live in Stuttgart 1975, the first in a series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can's performances taking on a life of their own. Can Live in Stuttgart 1975 will be available on limited edition triple orange vinyl and double CD. Both formats include booklets with extensive sleeve notes by novelist Alan Warner, archivist Andy Hall and manager Sandra Podmore Schmidt. The band's line up for this legendary 1975 performance features all four original members - Irmin Schmidt on keys, Jaki Leibezeit on drums, Michel Karoli on guitar, and Holger Czukay on bass. Can's powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, Sonic Youth, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Madlib and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature. In five parts, Can: Live in Stuttgart 1975 demonstrates an important and formidable element of the Can story - their live performance. The Can Live series has taken the best of the bootlegged recordings and - overseen by founding member Irmin Schmidt and producer / engineer Rene Tinner - run them through the wringer of 21st century technology to bring you these vital historical documents in the best quality versions possible.
Various Artist/Pink Floyd Tribute: Still Wish You Were Here ....CD $15.99
Pink Floyd's 1975 multi-platinum masterpiece, Wish You Were Here, is brought to life
once again with an all-star line-up of rock/metal royalty performing the album in it's
entirety! Includes performances by keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, King
Crimson's Mel Collins and Tony Levin, Gong's guitarist Steve Hillage, Yes, Asia and
Buggles keyboardist Geoff Downes, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Rock Hall nominee Todd
Rundgren, ex-Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate, guitar god Joe Satriani, Dream Theater
vocalist James LaBrie, spacebass super genius Bootsy Collins, The Damned's Rat Scabies,
PiL's Jah Wobble and lots more!
1 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) Feat. Geoff Tate, Steve Hackett, Billy Sheehan, Mel Collins, Geoff Downes, Ian Paice
2 Welcome to the Machine Feat. Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin
3 Have a Cigar Feat. James Labrie, Steve Stevens, Patrick Moraz, Rat Scabies, Jah Wobble
4 Wish You Were Here Feat. Rik Emmett, Joe Satriani, Edgar Froese, David Ellefson, Carmine Appice
5 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6-9) Feat. Rod Argent, Steve Hillage, Ian Paice, Bootsy Collins
Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet ....import CD + DVD Set $22.99
Rick Wakeman, best known as keyboard player in progressive rock band Yes (across five tenures between 1971 and 2004), released his latest solo album The Red Planet in 2020 - a serious return to "Wakeman Prog." Harking back to his critically acclaimed 1973 debut The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and featured 8 newly composed pieces based around the central subject matter of the red planet, Mars. Rick blew the dust off his favourite analogue keyboards and along with his latest keys used the same formula he devised when making his debut album and the equally legendary Criminal Record. Upon being asked about the expectations of his prog fans, that they are hoping he will have shoved the "prog fader" up to 11, he replied, "That could be a problem... as it's already at 14!!!" The album, produced by Rick Wakeman and Erik Jordan, entered the UK Top 40 album chart at #34. This 2 disc edition features the original album on CD, while the DVD contains 5.1 surround sound and Hi-res stereo audio (PCM Stereo @ 24-bit 96kHz / Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround @ 24-bit 48kHz / DTS 5.1 Digital Surround @ 24-bit 96kHz) plus 3 mini promo films and a 70 minute documentary of "The Making of the Red Planet."
David Bowie/The Width of a Circle ....2 CD Set $34.99
50th anniversary of the original U.K. release of The Man Who Sold the World, David Bowie's landmark entry into the 1970s. The album not only began the collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would continue with such Bowie classics as Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, it kicked off a 10-year run of indispensable albums stretching through 1980's Scary Monsters. The 2020 re-release of The Man Who Sold the World restored the album's intended title, Metrobolist, while featuring a new mix by original producer Tony Visconti. Taking its name from the album's opening track, which was named after a painting by Bowie's friend George Underwood, the new two-CD set The Width of a Circle acts as a complementary piece to that album. Its 21 tracks feature non-album singles, a BBC In Concert l session, music for a TV play and further Visconti remixes wrapping up David's recordings from 1970 and revealing the first sonic steps toward Hunky Dory.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/Earthworks ....import CD $20.99
Already well-known in progressive rock, drummer Bill Bruford formed Earthworks in 1986, as a deliberate return to his roots in jazz. He seconded the brilliant keyboardist and tenor horn player Django Bates and saxophonist Iain Ballamy, frontrunners with the anarchic big band Loose Tubes, as his partners. Bill encouraged the use of rock technology with jazz sensibility - heard to good effect here on the album's two live bonus tracks 'A Stone's Throw' and 'All Heaven Broke Loose.' This album has been out of print for some time. This re-release is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen personally by him.
Annette Peacock/X-Dreams ....CD $17.99
Arriving in 1978, X-Dreams is an infatuating and resolutely feminine free-form exploration of the politics and dynamics of sex. Assembling a crew of 22 musicians (including Mick Ronson on guitar and Bill Bruford on drums), Peacock delivers impassioned vocal performances alongside an improvisational jazz-rock fusion masterpiece of musicianship, almost all of which was recorded in one take.
Annette Peacock/The Perfect Release ....CD $15.99
Annette Peacock is an American composer, musician, songwriter, producer, arranger. She is a pioneer in electronic music who combined her voice with one of the first Moog synthesizers in the late 1960s. The Perfect Release was her third solo release. It came out in 1979, the year after her unforgettable work with Bill Bruford on his solo debut, Feels Good to Me. This prophetic stew of spoken word, jazz, and funk from Annette Peacock was wildly ahead of its time and is still salient today. Her unflinching examinations of capitalism, sex, religion, et al. are underscored by lengthy, gorgeous grooves. Peacock wields her voice with wild abandon, at times delivering a melody like a Beat poet while other times wailing out of her throat like a saxophone, hitting blue notes as she pleases. Where most musicians riff, she creates sonic space. Perhaps too esoteric to garner commercial praise at the time, with this reissue we're proud to encourage the discovery and praise that The Perfect Release deserves.
Ansley Dunbar/Blue Whale ....CD $17.99
This fourth album was released as Aynsley Dunbar formed to follow up from The Ansley Dunbar Retaliation, a blues-oriented group, from which only Tommy Eyre was retained for this album. This album is more jazz/rock oriented with some excellent players on board and the fabulous vocals by Paul Williams (of Allan Holdsworth's I.O.U., Juicy Lucy, Tempest). Just five long tracks with their rendition of Zappa's classic "Willie The Pimp" going for over 15 minutes. Plenty of space for instrumental solos for everybody, including the boss and some mighty guitar playing by the great Roger Sutton.
Bernardo Lanzetti/Horizontal Rain ....import CD $33.99
Vocalist/guitarist Bernardo Lanzetti was a founding member of the Italian progressive band Acqua Fragile from 1971-75 after which he joined Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) from 1975-1978. Horizontal Rain is a new solo album from the singer featuring a stellar cast of guest musicians including David Cross (King Crimson), David Jackson (VdGG), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, etc, etc), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X) and many, many more!
Trettioariga Kriget/Till Horisonten ....import CD $26.99
Trettioariga Kriget is a Swedish progressive rock band that was formed in Saltsjobaden outside Stockholm in 1970. They released their self titled debut album in 1974. They have earned critical acclaim from critics and fellow musicians, developed a cult following, and became an influence for a new generation of Swedish and Scandinavian progressive rock bands. "To the Horizon" is the 10th album from Trettioariga Kriget (The Thirty Years War). Actually, it is the 11th if you include "Glorious War" by the band's original line-up. However, most would know this remarkable Swedish band from their first five albums, including the classic "Krigssang" (War Song). These were recorded between 1974 and 1981. In 2003 the band regrouped, consisting of the same members, gigging and recording as if there had been no hiatus at all. Indeed, this phase II of the War's career has proved extremely fruitful, and the new album is in many ways the crowning achivement of a very dedicated, tightly-knit ensemble of five musicians and a lyricist. "To the Horizon" is an album of remarkable unity: unity of purpose, unity of music and lyrics and Johan Gullberg's sensitive artwork, and also of strong emotion and vital energy. It is an album that celebrates the incredible life span of the Trettioariga Kriget, that looks back on the band's and its members' life stories and counterbalances an inevitable melancholy with inventiveness and a curiosity that is still very much present after so many decades.
Colosseum/Those Who Are About to Die Salute You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $21.99
A 2017 re-mastered and expanded edition of Colosseum's astonishing debut from 1968. The album features the original line-up of Jon Hiseman, Dave Greenslade, Dick Heckstall-Smith, James Litherland and Tony Reeves. Colosseum came together in 1968, the brainchild of virtuoso drummer Jon Hiseman and saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith (who had played together in the Graham Bond Organisation and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers). Teaming with bass guitarist Tony Reeves and keyboard player Dave Greenslade, the line-up of the band was completed with the recruitment of guitarist and vocalist James Litherland. Recorded in the winter of 1968, Those Who Are About to Die Salute You was a stunning debut album and was one of the first successful attempts to fuse jazz, blues and rock. Featuring such classic tracks as 'Walking in the Park,' 'Beware the Ides of March,' 'Those About to Die' and 'The Road She Walked Before,' Those Who Are About to Die Salute You reached #15 on the UK album chart and remains a seminal album in the development of what would be known as progressive rock. This Esoteric Recordings release is newly remastered and includes three bonus tracks recorded at Pye studios in London in November 1968. The release fully restores the original album artwork and features an illustrated booklet with new essay.
Kayak/Out of this World ....CD $17.99
Titled Out of this World, the upcoming album from the iconic Dutch progressive rock band is the follow-up to 2018's Seventeen and is scheduled to be released in via InsideOut Music. The upcoming album will be the band's eighteenth full-length effort. Speaking about the upcoming album, founding member Ton Scherpenzeel says, "Many people seem to consider the past year as a lost year, due to Covid-19. I don't. I am not saying it was great, but it made me realize, once more, how fragile we all are. How connected everything and everyone is, with actions and consequences that touch us all. And that, on a smaller scale, and much closer to home, the new Kayak album could only have turned out the way it did. More than ever, it is clear that working with each other on this level can never be taken for granted. It requires dedication, and respect for each other's talents and input. That's the foundation upon which Kayak in 2021 is built."
Porcupine Tree/Fear of a Blank Planet ....import CD $14.99
Fear of a Blank Planet, originally released in 2007, is the ninth studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree and their best selling before 2009's The Incident. Steven Wilson has mentioned that the album's title is a direct reference to the 1990 Public Enemy album Fear of a Black Planet; while the former tackled race issues, the latter is about the fear of losing the current generation of youth to various common threats to their mental and social wellbeing, including broken homes, excessive "screen time," and narcotic overuse (prescribed and otherwise) to the point of mental and spiritual "blankness." Special guests include King Crimson's Robert Fripp and Rush's Alex Lifeson. Reissued by Snapper Classics UK.
Marillion/Somewhere Else ....CD $14.99
Somewhere Else is the fourteenth studio album by British neo-progressive rock band Marillion. It was released by the band's own label, Intact Records, in the United Kingdom on 9 April 2007. Produced by Michael Hunter, the album was recorded during 2006 at The Racket Club in Buckinghamshire, except the track "Faith," written during the Marbles sessions and recorded the previous year. Now KScope reissues it in 2021.
Transatlantic/The Absolute Universe: 5.1 Mix [The Ultimate Version] ....Blu-Ray $18.99
Stand alone Blu-Ray with 5.1 surround sound mix of Transatlantic's latest epic masterpiece, The Absolute Universe, previously only available as part of the very expensive Super Deluxe Edition. It also includes documentaries on the making of the album.
Pendragon/Not of this World ....import CD $18.99
Pendragon re release this classic studio album on it's 20th Anniversary this year. Most hardcore Pendragon fans cite this as their favourite album by the band. Not of this World is riddled with classic melodic prog rock that Pendragon are best known for. The stunning front cover and booklet artwork is again by Simon Williams and the audio has been remastered by Karl Groom.
Peter Bardens/The Answer ....import CD $22.99
2010 re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1970 album The Answer by the legendary keyboard player and Camel member Peter Bardens. Includes the side long opus Homage to the God of Light, later performed by Camel in their live sets, plus both sides of the only single released by Bardens' band Village (with Bruce Thomas) in 1969.
The Flock/Truth - The Columbia Recordings 1969-1970 [Remastered] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99
Esoteric re-press of 2017 release. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the re-release of a new two CD anthology celebrating the fine American jazz rock band The Flock. Hailing from Chicago, The Flock was one of the most original groups to emerge on the late 1960s buoyant music scene. Along with their fellow Chicagoans Blood Sweat & Tears and Chicago, The Flock were highly original in their musical approach, successfully fusing jazz, rock, blues and even classical influences. The band recorded three singles in 1966 and 1967 before changing musical direction and recruiting virtuoso electric violinist Jerry Goodman to their ranks. With a line-up of Fred Glickstein (guitar, lead vocals), Jerry Goodman (violin), Jerry Smith (bass), Ron Karpman (drums), Rick Canoff (saxophone), Tom Webb (saxophone) and Frank Posa (trumpet), The Flock came to the attention of manager Aaron Russo, owner of Chicago's famous Kinetic Playground venue. Russo secured the band a contract with Columbia Records for whom The Flock recorded two excellent albums for the label, "The Flock" (1969) and "Dinosaur Swamps" (1970).
Frost/Day and Age ....2 CD Set $18.99
Frost*'s fourth studio album sees the trio of Jem Godfrey, John Mitchell and Nathan King working alongside three very different drummers, Kaz Rodriguez, Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) and Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson). In January 2020, the band set-up a new temporary studio for a week in a converted coastguard tower at Dungeness in East Sussex, UK. "We were 30 feet by the sea, next to a nuclear power station and a lighthouse, in midwinter! So there was hardly any daylight and the weather was dreadful," laughs bassist Nathan King, "We wrote "Terrestrial" and "Repeat to Fade" there and in my head you can absolutely hear the bleak isolated oppression having an effect on us. The songs we wrote were far darker - the wind howling round the building at night, the power station generating crackles on the audio, a huge lighthouse next door sweeping a vast light into the fog every 30 seconds and John screaming "ENJOY YOURSELVES YOU SCUM" into a microphone. It was absolutely brilliant!" Limited 2CD edition (including an instrumental version of the album).
Sylvan/One to Zero ....import CD $17.99
Concept albums and progressive rock share a long history that has produced many a quintessential genre milestone and all-time classics. Sylvan from Hamburg/Germany have tackled this challenging format throughout their recorded history. "Posthumous Silence" (2006) or "Home" (2015) come to mind. Over the course of nine studio albums, one live-document and a remarkable live DVD, this quartet has been racking up in numbers all over the globe, all due to Sylvan's relentless touring schedule. Their tours saw them playing in Mexico, USA, Canada, Latvia, Spain, Italy and all over Europe obviously, sharing the stage with heavyweights such as Porcupine Tree, Marillion, Jethro Tull or Spock's Beard. And now they are unveiling their most recent outlet, and since it is their tenth record, they aptly named it One to Zero. Well, that may be true of sorts, but marks only a selection of the truth, since One To Zero narrates a plot that simply fascinates in it's timing and reference to the age we live in. The efforts Sylvan took to create this introspective motif over the course of ten tracks, invite to be enjoyed it it's entirety, although every listener will develop his or her favorites obviously. One to Zero is lush and airy at the same time. It is intellectual, yet entertaining. The riffs, the solos, the interplay, and last but not least the lyrical depth, are all the complex culmination of a mere idea that was unfolded and magnified into epic proportions. One to Zero fits well into these times, in which the often dystopian 'Black Mirror' is a mainstream hit series. That is only logical, given the actual reality that that we all live in. One to Zero was conceived in the Farm Studios in Freising/Bavaria and the careful supervision and production of Kalle Wallner and Yogi Lang, who also mixed the album.
Miles Davis/In Stockholm 1960 Complete ....4 CD Set $32.99
Legendary rare live recordings from Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue' era with John Coltrane, Sonny Stitt, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, & Jimmy Cobb.
Dr. Lonnie Smith/Breathe ....CD $15.99
2021 release. On this night the good doctor took the stage with an expanded line-up featuring Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Johnathan Blake on drums, John Ellis on tenor saxophone, Jason Marshall on baritone saxophone, Sean Jones on trumpet, and Robin Eubanks on trombone with special guest vocalist Alicia Olatuja on "Pilgrimage." Two additional studio tracks open and close the album, presenting the unique collaboration between Doc & Iggy Pop including a sublime cover of Donovan's 1966 hit "Sunshine Superman."
Adam Holzman & Brave New World/The Last Gig ....CD $13.99
Adam Holzman & Brave New World's The Last Gig was recorded live on March 12th, 2020 at Nublu 151 in New York City, one day before lockdown started. Featuring Gene Lake on drums, Freddy Cash Jr. on bass, Ofer Assaf on sax, Jane Getter on guitar and Adam Holzman on keyboards, the album offers high energy jazz-rock for these strange times. In addition to including songs from Adam's previous release Truth Decay, The Last Gig also includes cool versions of Abandoner by Steven Wilson and Maze by Miles Davis, plus a few other surprises. The Last Gig was recorded by Onur Gul, mixed by Adam Holzman and mastered by Andy VanDette, with artwork and cover design by Hajo Mueller.
John Mayall/The First Generation 1965-1974 [Limited]
....import 35 CD + Book Box Set $359.99
Last Copy at a Reduced Price
Limited edition of 5000, 35 CD Box set. John Mayall's The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses. The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall's early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more. Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker 'Godfather of the British Blues.' For a short but compelling time in the '60s and '70s he recognized raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall's Blues breakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights. Put together with John Mayall's full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows: 35 discs, including 3 CD singles and 8 previously unreleased discs, alongside newly remastered versions of the original Decca & Polydor albums. Music from seven unreleased gigs (incuding Windsor 1967, Gothenburg 1968, Berlin 1969 and San Francisco 1970). 28 previously unreleased BBC tracks featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Hardback book including many rare photos and memorabilia plus a full gig listing for the period; individually signed photograph; fan club book of letters and correspondence; 2 replica posters - Ten Years Are Gone and 1968 Tour Poster; replica press pack for John Mayall Plays John Mayall. This box set will be limited to 5, 000 copies worldwide.
Procol Harum/Missing Persons (Alive Forever) ....import CD EP $14.99
Esoteric Antenna label is pleased to announce the release of a new CD EP by the legendary Procol Harum - Missing Persons. Completed during lockdown conditions imposed by the outbreak of the COVID 19 virus, the EP title track is a poignant and emotive song in the finest musical tradition of Procol Harum. War is Not Healthy is also a fine observation of war and it's impact on humanity. With the lyrical subject matter of both songs being particularly apt for the times we live in, this new music from Procol Harum is timely.
Jack Bruce & Friends/Alive in America ....2 CD Set $18.99
First time digitally remastered full concert on two CDs. Live from 1980. Jack performs his Cream classics and solo favorites with David Sancious, Clem Clempson and Billy Cobham. 2 CD set.
Steve Miller Band/Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977 ....CD $15.99
Steve Miller has dug deep into his archives and found an unreleased, full-length concert recording. The album captures Miller's legendary 1977 lineup at the beginning of the band's turn from playing ballrooms and theatres to arenas and football stadiums. Recorded at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD on multi-track tape and newly mixed and mastered by Miller and Kent Hertz. Includes original liner notes by music journalist David Fricke and is available on CD.
Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol.2 No.3 - Wall of Sound ....2 CD Set $41.99
Dead chronicler Dennis McNally's liner notes to this Road Trip are a must-read, succinctly expounding upon how Bear's vision of creating a sound system free of distortion morphed into a 641-speaker monster (there's a great picture of it inside the booklet) that required three trucks to transport and five hours to set up, almost bankrupting the band and causing them to retire from the road for almost two years. But it was truly a singular sonic achievement, one that, as McNally puts it, 'allowed the band to go places they'd only dreamed of.' The two shows excerpted on this two CD set, 6/16/74 at the State Fairgrounds in Des Moines and 6/18/74 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, beautifully illustrate the point: with a PA this loud, the band could play softer, freeing them to mesh ever more subtly and intricately. The Des Moines 'Eyes of the World' is simply definitive, and the Louisville medley of 'Weather Report Suite'/'Jam'/'The Other One'/'It's a Sin Jam'/'Stella Blue' is one-of-a-kind. This Trip's a treasure'first time ever available at regular music retail!
Blues Brothers/Briefcase Full of Blues ....import CD $15.99
'Briefcase Full of Blues' is a glorious live R&B/Soul revue from start to finish recorded live (1978) at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, with Belushi's sweaty growl and Aykroyd's harmonica blurts bolstered by STAX veterans Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn (from Booker T. & The MG's) and guitar slinger Matt "Guitar" Murphy (Howlin' Wolf and Memphis Slim), and members of Saturday Night Live's hot house band. A part of this 11 piece band recorded and/or co-wrote in the famous STAX golden sixties with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, William Bell, Eddie Floyd, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Bill Withers and Elvis Presley. Not only does this album sound fresh today, it's a sincere, heartfelt tribute to the blues and soul of the sixties.
Fernando Perdomo, Denny Seiwell & Various Artists/Ram On: 50th Anniversary Tribute to Paul & Linda Mccartney's Ram ....import CD $20.99
Ram On is a 50th Anniversary re-imagining of Paul and Linda McCartney's seminal "Ram" album. Featuring three of the album's original musicians joined by a new generation of performers, all of whom share a love of the original record. Co-produced by multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo and Denny Seiwell, original drummer on "Ram" in 1971. Ram On features 100+ musicians, including original guitarist Dave Spinozza, original trumpet player Marvin Stamm, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Davey Johnstone of Elton John Band, Will Lee, Eric Dover formerly of Jellyfish, Carnie Wilson and many more. Ram On also features two lovingly re-created original 'Ram' session tracks in the Non-Album Single, 'Another Day' and it's B-Side, 'Oh Woman Oh Why.' Ram On will be released 50 years on to the day of the original "Ram" album.
Gary Numan/Intruder ....CD $14.99
Gary Numan/Intruder [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99
'Intruder' is Numan's 18th solo studio album and follows 2017's 'Savage: Songs from a Broken World,' which became his highest charting set in almost forty years when it debuted at #2 on the Official Albums Chart. Whereas 'Savage' depicted earth as a barren wasteland in which humanity and culture had been largely crushed by the effects of global warming, 'Intruder' presents a fresh but complementary narrative. It's a philosophical examination of a potential future apocalypse: the planet can only survive by purging its inhabitants. 'Intruder' was recorded between sessions at Numan's home studio in Los Angeles and at producer Ade Fenton's studio in Bath. It represents their fifth studio album together after 'Jagged' (2006), 'Dead Sun Rising' (2011), 'Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind)' (2013) and 'Savage (Songs from a Broken World)' (2017). The Deluxe Edition comes in a mediabook edition.
Juicy Lucy/Juicy Lucy + Lie Back & Enjoy It + Get a Whiff a This plus bonus tracks ....import 2 CD Set $20.99
Blues rockers Juicy Lucy were formed after the demise of The Misunderstood by Glenn Ross Campbell with Chris Mercer, ex-John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. They recruited Keith Ellis (Koobas), Neil Hubbard (The Grease Band), Ray Owen and Pete Dobson. In March 1970, 'Who Do You Love' entered the UK Top 10 singles chart (the first single released on the Vertigo label), shortly followed by the 'Juicy Lucy' album, which made the Top 50 albums chart. 'Lie Back and Enjoy It' came out later in the year (again on Vertigo), this time with ex-Zoot Money vocalist and bassist Paul Williams and with Micky Moody on guitar. 'Get a Whiff' was released by Bronze Records in 1971, but by 1972, with an ever-changing personnel, the group disbanded. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes.
Matt Berry/The Blue Elephant ....CD $14.99
BAFTA award-winning Matt Berry has starred in number of high-profile televison series, including FX's mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. He has released seven solo albums and collaborated with the likes of Bond composer David Arnold, Jean-Michel Jarre and Josh Homme. Recorded during the summer of 2020, Blue Elephant is a psych masterpiece and arguably his best album to date. With the exception of Craig Blundel on drums, every instrument is played by Matt including, guitars, bass and a variety of keyboards and synthesizers. The album explores themes surrounding today's close scrutiny in all it's bewildering, objectifying and unnerving experiences, and is a testament to Matt's exceptional musicianship, production skills and songwriting prowess.
The Residents/Gingerbread Man [pREServed Edition] ....3 CD Set $23.99
Formed in the early 1970s, The Residents have been charting a unique path through the musical landscape for almost fifty years. From far-out, experimental recordings to highly conceptual, innovative multi-platform projects, the band refuses to stand still, and continues to move in several different directions at once. Produced with The Cryptic Corporation using archival tapes supplied by the group themselves, this package explores and expands the classic 1994 album - another series of character studies, based on the suitably weird 1875 fairy tale - alongside the contemporary 'Hunters' OST recording, an instrumental suite composed to accompany the 1995 TV show of the same name. Disc Two also includes, in full, the previously unreleased 'Fat Boy' tape, a collection of material compiled by the group in early 1994 and either adapted and incorporated into 'Gingerbread Man' and 'Hunters' or quickly forgotten .... until now. Remastered, expanded, packed with previously unheard music and pREServed for future generations - this is The Residents as we've always wanted to hear them, and the latest in a series of archival reissues that will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. Look out for forthcoming 'Wormwood' and 'Icky Flix' sets. The Residents will, of course, be resuming their sure-to-be-smash 'Dog Stab' world tour the moment normality is resumed.
Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis/She Walks in Beauty ....CD $16.99
A unique new album of poetry and music featuring Marianne Faithfull, set to the music of Warren Ellis, and featuring Nick Cave, Brian Eno and Vincent Segal. Marianne Faithfull releases one of the most distinctive albums of her extraordinary life and career with composer and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ellis. It was recorded just before and during the first Covid-19 lockdown - during which the singer herself became infected and almost died. Together with musical friends and family, She Walks in Beauty fulfills Faithfull's long-held ambition to record an album of poetry with music. Delving deep into her past, it's a record that draws on her passion for the English Romantic poets, a passion she fostered at St Joseph's Convent School before leaving for London at the age of 16. There she entered the world of As Tears Go By, of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, setting her on a left-hand path to pop stardom. Sixties iconography and outrage followed, as did her subsequent battles with addiction before her 1979 return to powerful female and artistic autonomy with Broken English.
Steve Roach/As It Is ....CD $15.99
As a sonic continuation and response to last year's optimistic Tomorrow, As It Is is a revelatory experience of mystical, captivating electronic music. It travels the soul's pathway of renewal following the dramatic year we've just emerged from. Filled with texture and subtle nuance, this is a spacious album of organic analog electronic music with a breath and heartbeat - a simmering, churning, moving appointment with reality. Within secluded deeply personal spaces, suspended soundworlds place the listener in the center of life's mystery, awe, excitement, pathos, sadness, longing, and power. As It Is takes a bold step deeper into the time - and space - altering realms Steve has pioneered over all these many decades.
Sedibus/The Heavens ....CD $16.99
The first release on the newly formed Orbscure Recordings is an astonishing collaboration between the Orb's Alex Patterson and original Orb member Andy Falconer who engineered/co-wrote the ambient sides of the Ultraworld album back in 1991. Thirty years have passed since that seminal release when the two were last in the studio together. An original deep space mission, The Heavens imbues thirty years of experience, skill, and insight. "Organic in feel and clearly referencing our shared roots, The Heavens is an immersive journey of ambient electronica which not only references a source, but the distance travelled from that point of origin to something new." - Andy Falconer (via Magnetic Magazine)
Roedelius & Czjzek/Weites Land ....import CD $18.99
Vienna, the early 1980s - Krautrock, electronic and ambient pioneer Hans Joachim Roedelius - co-founder Cluster and Harmonia - and saxophone free spirit Alexander Czjzek meet for the first time. Their longstanding collaboration found its climax in the fantastic album Weites Land, which was released in 1987 for the first time, but has been out of print for many decades and became a sought-after rarity. Bureau B is pleased to make this organic jazz masterpiece finally available again!
Johan Agebjorn & Mikael Ogren/Artefact ....CD $17.99
Johan Agebjorn and Mikael Ogren have teamed up for a new album based on Arthur C. Clarke's classic sci-fi novel Rendezvous with Rama. The duo take to the subject matter with an appropriately astral sort of Krautrock, built on vintage-sounding synths and sequencers. "Monitoring the Zooids" is one of the major highlights with bold, ascending chord sequences, twinkling arpeggios and a palpitating rhythm that makes you feel like something big is about to happen. It's rich, narrative electronic music in a tradition of science fiction-inspired records, and it holds up to any of the finest stuff from the '70s.
Lol Coxhill/Coxhill '85 ....import CD $23.99
Previously unreleased recording of a classic Lol Coxhill solo gig, which sees Lol playing soprano and sopranino saxophones. This CD has preserved his informal dialogue during the concert - an important element of any Lol performance. Lol Coxhill was a unique entertainer, and this is a unique performance from a musician whose music truly knew no stylistic boundaries. There was no such thing as a typical Coxhill gig. Anything could happen at any time, and frequently did. Although primarily regarded as a free improvisor, Lol never really fitted in with the improvised music scene. If indeed he drew from this particular musical well, he also drew from many other sources and would introduce these into an improvisation at any point that he felt was appropriate, moving in an instant from fierce abstraction to a remembered melody or song. The music here was recorded informally, in June 1985, at Gibbs Jazz Club, Cardiff where Lol was booked for two nights. Throughout the concert Lol was perched upon a stool, looking relaxed and ready to play. If some of the audience were not quite sure what to expect, Lol won them over at first with his ability as natural raconteur and then with his music. In the programme Lol also plays some delightful solos on sopranino saxophone, something he did far too infrequently.
Wadada Leo Smith/Trumpet ....3 CD Set $52.99
Trumpet is a unique three-CD boxed set of solo trumpet music recorded over one week in the beautiful natural acoustics of St. Mary's Church, the medieval stone church in the Town of Pohja on the Southern Coast of Finland. All compositions are by Wadada Leo Smith. Trumpet represents a culmination of Smith's recorded solo trumpet work that has comprised a total of six albums before Trumpet, starting with his very first album as a leader, Creative Music - 1: Six Solo Improvisations, in 1971 and ending with his dedication to Thelonious Monk, Solo: Reflections and Meditations on Monk, in 2015.
Ikue Mori, Brian Marsella and Sae Hashimoto/Archipelago X ....CD $15.99
From John Zorn's Tzadik Records, Laptop wizard Ikue Mori, master keyboardist Brian Marsella and classical percussion virtuoso Sae Hashimoto are Archipelago X, a dynamic new trio born during the 2020 pandemic. Recording at their home studios and exchanging tracks back and forth for months, the music is detailed, evocative and dramatically mysterious, blending electronica, classical, ambient, film soundtrack, pop and jazz into a remarkably original aggregate. Inspiring and engaging music by this fabulous trio of downtown musical masters spanning three generations! Turning Back * Warped Passage * Satellites are Spinning * Challenger Deep * Wicked *Lapis Lazuli * Pale Blue Dot * Through the Mist.
King Crimson/In the Court of the Crimson King [2012 stereo mix,
Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD
King Crimson/In the Wake of Poseidon [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Islands [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Larks' Tongues in Aspic [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Lizard [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Red [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
King Crimson/Starless and Bible Black [2012 stereo mix, Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Master Quality Authenticated] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Japanese pressing packaged in a paper sleeve. Features MQA-CD format (regular CD format x MQA technology). 2012 stereo mix. JVC. 2021.
Aphrodite's Child/End Of The World + Rain & Tears [Japanese Reissue]
....Japanese import CD $18.99
Brian Auger & Julie Driscoll/Streetnoise [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Beggars Opera/Act One [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Richard Betts/Highway Call [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Blue Cheer/Vincebus Eruptum [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Arthur Brown/The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/In The Beginning [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/Live Stock [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/Second Album [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Roy Buchanan/That's What I'm Here For [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
John Cale/Fear [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Clear Blue Sky/Clear Blue Sky [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Cluster/Cluster 2 [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Sandy Denny/The North Star Grassman and the Ravens [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Sandy Denny/Sandy [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Eggs Over Easy/Good 'N' Cheap [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Embryo/Steig Aus [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The End/Introspection [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Fairport Convention/Full House [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Fairport Convention/What We Did On Our Holidays [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Peter Frampton/Frampton [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Giles Giles & Fripp/The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Gracious/Gracious [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Grand Funk Railroad/Live: The 1971 Tour [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Ibis/Ibis [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Ibis/Sun Supreme [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
James Gang/Rides Again [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
James Gang/Thirds [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
James Gang/Yer' Album [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Jerusalem/Jerusalem [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Le Orme/Collage [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Le Orme/Contrappunti [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Lindisfarne/Fog On The Tyne [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Lindisfarne/Nicely Out Of Tune [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nils Lofgren/Nils Lofgren [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Magna Carta/Seasons [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
John & Beverly Martyn/The Road to Ruin [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
John & Beverly Martyn/Stormbringer! [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Ian Matthews/If You Saw Thro' My Eyes [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nico/Chelsea Girl [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Nirvana (UK)/The Story Of Simon Simopath [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Nirvana (UK)/To Markos 3 [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Robert Palmer/Pressure Drop [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Robert Palmer/Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Pink Fairies/Kings of Oblivion [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Pink Fairies/Neverneverland [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Pink Fairies/What A Bunch Of Sweeties [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Emitt Rhodes/The American Dream [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Emitt Rhodes/Emitt Rhodes [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Soft Machine/The Soft Machine(Remastered And Expanded) [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Stealers Wheels/Stealers Wheel [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Richard Thompson/Henry The Human Fly [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Richard & Linda Thompson/Pour Down Like Silver [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
The Tubes/The Tubes [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Vinegar Joe/Vinegar Joe [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
The Walker Brothers/Take It Easy with the Walker Brothers [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Joe Walsh/Barnstorm [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Joe Walsh/The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
Joe Walsh/So What [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese CD $18.99
White Noise/An Electric Storm [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
The World of Oz/The World of Oz [Japanese Reissue] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Stay healthy! There's more to come soon!!! Spread the word!
The Artist Shop
If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing. Also don't forget to check out the $6.99 Specials - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/members/specials.htm .
Coming Soon: Yes,
Jon Anderson, The Grid & Fripp, Caravan, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Rick Wakeman,
Greenslade, Magma, Miles Davis, Marillion, Banquet: Underground Sounds of 1969, Martin
Barre & John Carter, Man, Open Road, Goblin, Iona, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney,
Alan Parsons, Jerry Garcia, Allman Brothers Band, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Tim
Buckley, Savoy Brown, Steve Lukather & Edgar Winter, Lindisfarne, Arthur Brown &
Kingdom Come, Roger Chapman, Dream Theater, Mr. Big, Devin Townsend, Renaldo & The
Loaf, George Duke, Sun Ra, Fourth Wall Quartet, Genesis: 1975 To 2021 - The Phil Collins
Yes/Union 30 Live [Super Deluxe Flight Case 30 Year Anniversary Edition] ....import 26 CD + 4 DVD Box Set $379.99
As you are probably aware, 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Yes
Union Tour, featuring all 8 iconic members of the band. To celebrate this event, courtesy
of Larry Magid Entertainment, Gonzo Multmedia has put together a special souvenir limited
edition Super Deluxe Box Set containing 30 discs! The main disc features a multi-camera
shoot DVD, with accompanying soundtrack mixed by Trevor Rabin from the Shoreline
Amphitheatre (8th August 1991) show. Also included in the box is a mixture of fan
recordings, desk tapes and FM/Radio Broadcasts. These will be included with the main
program, as a way for the band to combat this highly bootlegged tour, where some fans are
paying in excess of $70 per show from various Japanese websites. All packaged in a
fantastic flight case which accommodates 10 x 'fatpack' style jewel cases each containing
3x discs to make the 30 discs in total. Each heavy-duty flight case has been sprayed
individually, and the stickers placed on by hand. No two flight cases are the same, making
each one unique and a highly collectable piece of rock and roll memorabilia! This item
will undoubtedly become both desirable and highly collectable. Rick Wakeman said about the
project, "The hardcore fans will absolutely love this...me too....a very important
era of Yes history."
Contained in the box will be:
CDx2+DVD: Pensacola Civic Centre 9th April 1991
CDx3: Worcester Centrum, Worcester, MA 17th April 1991
CDx2+DVD: Nassau Colosseum 20th April 1991
CDx3: Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany 31st May 1991 (FM Broadcast)
CDx3: Wembley Stadium, UK (2 Discs) 29th June 1991 FM Broadcast + Star Lake Amphitheatre 24th July 1991
CDx3: Alpine Valley Music Theatre, Wisconsin 26th June 1991
CDx2+DVD: Madison Square Gardens, NYC 15th July 1991
CDx3 Spectrum Theatre, Philadelphia, 12th July 1991
CDx2+DVD: Shoreline Amphitheatre (Remastered) 8th August 1991
CDx3: Yokohama Bunka Taiikukan 4th March 1992
Reproduction Tour programme
Reproduction AAA Laminate, Reproduction cloth passes,
10 band photos
Poster x 2
Yes/Union 30 Live [Limited Edition 180gm Colored Vinyl + DVD] ....import 4 Vinyl LP + DVD Box Set $159.99
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Yes Union Tour, featuring all 8 iconic members of the band, the vinyl box set is a limited edition of 1,000 units all 180 gram, colored vinyl, (different color per disc), full-size reproduction Union program, laminate, guest passes, plus the Mountian View DVD, and numbered certificate.
The Grid & Fripp/Leviathan ....CD + DVD-A Set $26.99
New collaborative album from electronic duo The Grid (aka Richard Norris & Dave Ball) and Robert Fripp, combining Fripp Soundscapes with synth, drums, programming and effects by The Grid. 'Robert (Fripp) turned up with a truck load of amps and effects, two great big stacks including delay units with a 76 second delay and played and played and played.'
Caravan/Who Do You Think We Are? ....import 35 CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $479.99
The Canterbury scene combined elements of jazz, folk, rock and melodic pop into a sound
that bridged the gulf between psychedelic and progressive rock, and ultimately shattered
all genre barriers. At the heart of the Canterbury scene was a group of musicians whose
career has now spanned more than half a century: the legend that is Caravan. Who Do
You Think We Are? is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band. This deluxe box
set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums - studio and live
recordings among them - are joined by eleven previously unreleased live performances.
A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson's 5.1 surround sound mix of
the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album Audio Only. In addition, a DVD includes
vintage European TV performances from 1971 - 1981 (London Marquee, German TV's Swing In,
Bataclan, Paris & French TV show Pop 2). The lavish packaging of the set
reflects the band's stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and
memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press
articles from across the band's career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye
Hastings. Every copy of the box includes a photo signed by the three surviving
members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David
Sinclair. The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a
Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and
circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters. This box set will be limited
to 2,500 copies worldwide and released on the Madfish Label through Snapper Music.
DVD/Blu-Ray all region code.
Put together with the band's full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:
14 newly remastered studio albums & 4 official live albums
11 previously unreleased concert recordings
On Blu-Ray for the first time 48/24 Stereo & 5. 1 Mix by Steven Wilson of In the Land of Grey & Pink
DVD including rare footage from The Marquee 1971, Rock en Stock 1972, Bataclan 1973 & French TV performance 1981
Individually signed photo by the three surviving original members Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, & Richard Sinclair
144 page hardback coffee table book featuring rare photographs & memorabilia
A4 fan club mini book featuring archive articles & an up to date interview with Pye Hastings
A4 replica tour programme for Blind Dog at St Dunstans
'For Girls that Grow Plump in the Night' replica press pack
Caravan's Trip Down Memory Lain Map of Canterbury
Illustrated family tree
2 replica posters
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/Dig? ....import CD $20.99
With Earthworks second album, Dig?, Bill Bruford began to be accepted on a broader level as a jazz drummer even though his roots in the style go right back to his formative years. Bruford had found players who were clearly familiar with the jazz tradition even as they pursued paths to break it down and reconstruct it in new and unusual ways. Earthworks' second and best release features young Turks Ballamy and Bates and a new bassist, Tim Harries, who replaces Mick Hutton. Tunes are by everybody and Tony Hatch (the latter a mutant arrangement of Downtown by Bates which will not be entering the top 40). This edition has two bonus tracks in addition - Emotional Shirt and Pigalle - culled from the band's live appearances. This album has been out of print for some time. This re-release is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen personally by him.
Rick Wakeman/Yes Solos 1971-2003 ....CD $17.99
"I personally don't know of a musician that doesn't enjoy doing solos. It is an opportunity to show, (and show off), what you feel within the music and also perhaps to show how you think and play contributes to the overall sound of the band, but the greatest thing about a solo is that it is truly a one-off - solos can never be repeated. They are a musically feeling of that particular moment in time." - Rick Wakeman
Greenslade/Temple Songs: Albums 1973-1975 ....import 4 CD Set $49.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Temple Songs - The Albums 1973 - 1975, a four-disc clamshell box set of the four albums released by the legendary band Greenslade between 1973 and 1975 - Greenslade, Bedside Manners Are Extra, Spyglass Guest and Time and Tide. One of the most interesting and musically able bands of the 1970s, Greenslade formed in 1972 and featured a line-up comprising former Colosseum members Dave Greenslade (keyboards) and Tony Reeves (bass) along with Dave Lawson (keyboards, vocals) and Andrew McCulloch (drums, percussion). The band came together following the demise of Colosseum and were distinguished by having two keyboard players. Greenslade's unique musical style set them aside from their progressive rock contemporaries of the era and the quartet of albums they issued between 1973 and 1975 were all of an excellent standard. The band's self-titled debut album was released in early 1973 and was an impressive musical statement featuring such material as "Feathered Friends," "Drowning Man," "Melange" and "Sundance." This album was followed at the end of the same year by Bedside Manners Are Extra, one of their finest works featuring the classic title track along with the excellent Pilgrim's Progress, Sunkissed You're Not and Time to Dream. 1974's Spyglass Guest saw Greenslade make an impression on the UK album charts and was another fine album with highlights such as Spirit of the Dance, Joie de Vivre, Melancholic Race and the band's interpretation of the Jack Bruce and Pete Brown classic Theme for an Imaginary Western. Greenslade's final album of the 1970s was Time and Tide, issued in May 1975. This album saw the departure of Tony Reeves who was replaced by Martin Briley on bass and guitar. Despite receiving critical acclaim for their live appearances and recorded work, the band split in 1976. Temple Songs - The Albums 1973 - 1975 is a fine collection of music by a truly original band.
Magma/SiMPLES [Limited Edition, 10-Inch Vinyl, Extended Play] ....import Vinyl EP $33.99
It would be futile, at this point in time, to sing the praises of Magma; it has become a legend. The group became successful in France very quickly and this fame soon spread abroad. Clearly Magma is one of the most influential of all French bands. They have left a legacy of music that defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, operating instead in a realm of their own creation. It waits to be discovered by new converts, and continually by older fans alike. SiMPLES, this 10-inch, combines some highly sought-after older 7-inches. 1500 individually numbered copies on black vinyl.
Miles Davis/Merci, Miles! Live at Vienne ....2 CD Set $24.99
By 1991, the world's most celebrated trumpeter could look back on five decades of musical evolution - his own, and that of the world around him. Miles Davis had found ways of marrying jazz with classical ideas, then later R&B, rock and funk, producing hybrid offspring that shaped the course of popular music and had come to define his legend. In 1985, he'd left Columbia after thirty years to sign to Warner Bros. Records, a label riding high with best-selling artists like Madonna, Van Halen and Prince, with whom he had a mutual admiration and friendship. Miles Davis's lifelong love for France is well-documented, and in July 1991, he became a Knight of their Legion of Honour. Davis received the award from French culture minister Jack Lang, who described him as: "The Picasso of Jazz." A few days before, he played this electrifying set at the Vienne Jazz Festival with the Miles Davis Group. He passed away two months later in September 1991. Miles Davis' performance at Jazz a Vienne on July 1, 1991 became one of his final live performances before he passed away on September 28, 1991, and this previously unreleased set includes two songs written by Prince, "Penetration" and "Jailbait."
Marillion/Anoraknophobia ....import CD $18.99
Anoraknophobia is claimed by Marillion to have been the first crowdfunded album in the music industry, completely financed by the fans, allowing the band to record free from any record company pressures. The album is one of their most absorbing records to date and finds the band departing their neo-progressive rock past in favour of elements of rap, groove, trip hop, blues, jazz and dub elements to create a more contemporary sound. Now issued on Kscope, this is a chance to revisit a band in truly inspired form with a record far ahead of it's time.
Marillion/Marbles ....import 2 CD Set $19.99
Marillion formed in 1979 and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have also continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world. Marbles received considerable attention when first released as the album had been funded by donations from fans who had pre-ordered the album before they started recording in return for having their name printed within the album artwork (over 18,000 names). The exposure that the band got with this (at the time unheard of) approach helped propel "You're Gone," the first single from the album, into the top 10 of the UK charts. Regarded in some quarters as their best album, Marbles was originally released through the band's own Racket Records label and produced by long-time collaborator Dave Meegan, featuring tracks mixed by Steven Wilson.
Various Artists/Banquet: Underground Sounds of 1969 ....import 3 CD Set $39.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the next release in their series of compilations celebrating the so-called "underground" rock music - "Banquet - Underground Sounds of 1969," is a 3CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together nearly four hours of music from 1969, a year that saw a huge progression both musically and socially. It was a fine year for creativity in British album-based rock, embraced by the emerging counter-culture. Musical stylistic influences such as psychedelia jazz, blues, hard rock, folk and even classical music melded, all of which was championed by "underground" figures of the day such as DJ John Peel on his BBC Radio One show Top Gear and by publications such as International Times and Oz. The common thread among all of these artists was an emphasis on experimentation and a desire to push the perceived boundaries of popular music. It was also a year that would see the birth of "progressive" record labels such as EMI's Harvest and Phillips Records' Vertigo imprints, both aiming to mimic the success that independent labels such as Island Records had achieved and it was the year when the "sampler" compilation albums such as "You Can All Join In," "Nice Enough to Eat," "Gutbucket," "Son of Gutbucket" and "Wowie Zowie! - The World of Progressive Music" left a lasting impression on the album buying audience. 1969 also saw bands that would go on to achieve success and influence in the 1970s such as Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, Jethro Tull, Barclay James Harvest, Edgar Broughton Band, Free, Family, Genesis, Strawbs, Van Der Graaf Generator, Man and Yes begin their rise to prominence. Aside from featuring better known acts such as Jack Bruce, Thunderclap Newman, Procol Harum, Moody Blues, Taste, Fairport Convention, Colosseum, Michael Chapman and The Jeff Beck Group, this compilation also features lesser-known acts that produced fine work of a wide breadth such as Eyes of Blue, East of Eden, Blodwyn Pig, Locomotive, Mighty Baby, Pete Brown and The Deviants. This collection celebrates a creative period when rock music was evolving into something altogether more serious, moving away from the single as medium to give way to the dominance of the album. Open your ears to "Banquet - Underground Sounds of 1969."
Martin Barre & John Carter/Winter Setting ....CD $14.99
Legendary guitarist for rock icons Jethro Tull, Martin Barre, teams up with truly talented songwriter, John Carter! Featuring highlights from Carter's two albums - 1997's Spirit Flying Free and 1999's Clean the Page, Barre's dexterous and melodic playing is a perfect compliment to Carter's rich songs!
Man/Anachronism Tango ....import CD $18.99
With a population of approximately three million people, Wales is not necessarily one of the most populous countries on earth. Wales is not even the most populous country in the UK. Nevertheless, Wales has a diverse and successful music scene and has produced a number of internationally acclaimed stars over the past decades, such as Tiger Tom Jones, Bonnie Tyler, John Cale, Shakin' Stevens or bands like Manic Street Preachers, Feeder; Stereophonics, Racing Cars and Man, only to name but a few. Man from Merthyr Tydfil are probably the most senior band from Wales at the moment. Founded in 1968 from the members of the rockgroup The Bystanders, Man developed a very independently mixture of progressive and psychedelic rock, blues and elements of US Westcoast rock. Live, Man is known for their excessive jams in the spirit of US colleagues like the Grateful Dead or the Allman Brothers. After a series of very successful LPs, Man split up in 1977 due to differences of opinions about their musical focus. During their farewell tour through the USA, Europe and North Africa, the album All's Well that Ends Well was recorded. In 1983, Man reunited with Deke Leonard, Martin Ace, Jeff Jones and ex-Gentle Giant drummer John Weathers. The album Friday 13th was released in the same year. Another reformation took place in 1992 with Ace, Jones, Leonard and Weathers and the release of the album Twang Dynasty. Since then Man have been touring regularly and releasing new albums as well. Further personnel changes bring on the second generation of musicians to Man in the coming years. So in 2021 bassist Martin Ace and his son Josh are the driving forces of the band. Now Anachronism Tango will be released, a new Man album recorded by Martin and Josh Ace, James Beck (slide guitar, vocals), Rene Robrahn (drums) and veteran keyboardist Malcolm Morley. The high and established Man quality level is also maintained on this album.
Open Road/Windy Daze [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic and highly regarded album Windy Daze by Open Road. The band was formed by drummer John Carr and bassist / guitarist Mike Thomson in 1970. Both Carr and Thomson had been part of Donovan's band for his 1970 album Open Road (Donovan's first album to be recorded after he had split with producer Mickie Most). Upon the completion of sessions Donovan undertook some live concerts with his new band, which he named Open Road. After performing some concerts in Europe, Donovan and Open Road performed at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival before Donovan parted company with his band. Carr and Thomson began to perform as Open Road recruiting Simon Lanzon on keyboards and guitarist Barry Husband. Open Road were the first progressive group to sign with the newly formed Greenwich Gramophone label (a subsidiary of Chapter 1 Records) and they entered Olympic Studios in April 1971 to begin work on their only album - Windy Daze. Produced by Tony Reeves (bassist with Colosseum and later Greenslade), the album was completed at Morgan Studios in London and was a fine record which fused both folk and progressive influences and received critical praise. A follow up single, Swamp Fever b/w Lost and Found was released in February 1972, and Open Road entered Olympic Studios to record a second album with engineer Vic Smith (later better known as producer Vic Coppersmith Heaven). Entitled The Open Road, the album was designated a catalogue number by Greenwich Gramphone but for reasons now unclear failed to gain a release and the group disbanded. Original LP copies of Windy Daze remain hugely sought after by collectors of the progressive genre. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from recently discovered first generation original master tapes and has been expanded to a two-disc set include the band's 1972 single and their unreleased second album. The release also features an illustrated booklet with a new essay.
Goblin/Austinato - Live in Austin TX ....Blu-Ray $21.99
Goblin/Austinato - Live in Austin TX ....CD $18.99
Goblin/Austinato - Live in Austin TX ....DVD $18.99
Goblin live performance recorded in Austin, Texas, on April 29, 2014, during the third North American Tour. The line-up consists of Massimo Morante, Maurizio Guarini, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Marangolo, joined by Steve Moore, guest musician from Pittsburgh duo Zombi. Austinato was shot from multiple camera angles within the intimate setting of the Mohawk venue in downtown Austin, Texas. In 2013-2014 Goblin toured North America for the first time in their 40 plus year career, performing live all the popular sountracks that the band released over the years, including themes from Profondo Rosso (Deep Red), Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, Tenebre, Non ho Sonno, plus tunes from non-soundtrack original material recorded over the years, starting from the album Roller in 1976 up to the most recent production. For more than four decades iconic Italian progressive rock band Goblin have become internationally known for paving a timeless path of classic musical compositions.
Iona/Beyond the Shores ....import CD $22.99
Beyond These Shores is a progressive rock album by Iona, released in 1993. Beyond These Shores is largely based on the story of St. Brendan's voyage. Brendan and a company of monks sailed from Ireland in a leather and wood boat in the sixth century to 'the promised land' which many believe to be America.
The Rolling Stones/A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach
....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $32.99
The Rolling Stones/A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach ....2 CD + DVD Set $28.99
The Rolling Stones/A Bigger Bang Live on Copacabana Beach [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 2 DVD + Book Set $95.99
In front of 1.5 million people, one of the biggest free concerts in history, The Rolling Stones' performance on February 18, 2006, in Rio de Janeiro was a historic event. Fully restored and remastered from their A Bigger Bang World Tour, this includes four unreleased tracks: "Tumbling Dice," "Oh No, Not You Again," "This Place Is Empty," and "Sympathy for the Devil." Entire concert on SD Blu-Ray or DVD and 2 CDs. 8-panel Digi-Pak. 16-page book. Four disc deluxe edition hardback book also includes a never before released show from Salt Lake City. Limited Edition.
Paul McCartney/McCartney III Imagined ....CD $15.99
Hailed upon it's release last year as "vital and comfortable taking new chances" (Rolling Stone) and "cheery, resilient, forever looking forward" (The New Yorker), Paul McCartney's McCartney III, which topped album charts around the world, is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined. Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged "an inspiration to us all"-one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on it's own as a brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.
Alan Parsons/On Air ....import CD $14.99
This concept album as the name suggests, is an album dedicated to the skies and learning how to master the art of flying. It stands up to anything Alan Parsons did earlier under the 'Project' moniker. It has a nice laid-back sound with lots of interesting layers. Great to listen to on a good set of speakers or headphones."On Air" was the second album by Alan Parsons (without the "Project"). It is a somewhat underrated concept album on the theme of flight and the history of aviation, from the hot air balloons on the cover picture through to space travel. 10CCs Eric Stewart takes lead vocals for the soft ballad "Blown by the Wind," and the two "Blue Blue Sky" tracks which bookend the album.
Jerry Garcia/GarciaLive Volume 16: November 15th, 1991 Madison Square Garden ....3 CD Set $22.99
GarciaLive Volume 16 presents the Jerry Garcia Band's first performance at the world's most famous arena during their legendary Fall '91 tour. Produced from remastered soundboard recordings, The Grateful Dead co-founder is joined by John Kahn (bass), David Kemper (drums), Melvin Seals (keyboard), Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch (backing vocals) delivering a transcendent performance of classics from the Jerry Garcia Band songbook including "Lay Down Sally," "Deal," "Shining Star."
Allman Brothers Band/Live at the Atlanta International Pop Festival July 3 & 5, 1970 ....2 CD Set $18.99
The Allman Brothers Band has announced plans to reissue the recording of their famous live performances at the Atlanta Pop Festival over July 4th weekend in 1970. The shows, which took place on July 3rd, 1970 and after midnight on July 5th, 1970, brought in over 500,000 attendees to Byron, GA's Middle Georgia Raceway and showcased the band's original lineup - Gregg Allman (keys/vocals), Duane Allman (guitar), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), Butch Trucks (drums) and Jaimoe (drums) - honing their impressive live craft in the months before the recording of their more widely-noted live release, 1971's At Fillmore East. Highlights from the performances include a 28-minute "Mountain Jam" featuring a sit-in from by Johnny Winter.
David Crosby/For Free ....CD $14.99
David Crosby has announced a new record entitled For Free. Joining Crosby on the record are Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Sarah Jarosz and his son James Raymond, who also served as the album's producer. For Free also features a few of the musicians who had joined Crosby on 2017's Sky Trails, including saxophonist Steve Tavaglione and drummer Steve DiStanislao. Joan Baez painted the cover artwork. The album's title comes from Joni Mitchell's "For Free," a track that Crosby covers on the record. "Joni's the greatest living singer-songwriter, and 'For Free' is one of her simplest," Crosby said in a statement. It's one of my favourite songs because I love what it says about the spirit of music and what compels you to play."
Joni Mitchell/The Reprise Albums [1968-1971] ...4 CD Set $49.99
The Reprise Albums [1968-1971] features newly remastered versions of Joni Mitchell's first four studio albums - Song to a Seagull (1968), Clouds (1969), Ladies of the Canyon (1970), and Blue (1971). In the case of Song to a Seagull, the original mix has been recently updated by Mitchell and mixer Matt Lee. "The original mix was atrocious," says Mitchell. "It sounded like it was recorded under a jello bowl, so I fixed it!" The cover art for The Reprise Years [1968-1971] features a previously unseen self-portrait Mitchell drew during the time period and includes an essay by Grammy winning singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.
Tim Buckley/Bear's Sonic Journals: Merry-Go-Round at the Carousel ....CD $17.99
This is the most important Tim Buckley release since Dream Letter, featuring a singular performance with a jazz-rock lineup that calls to mind Van Morrison's Astral Weeks. Buckley, father of Jeff Buckley, made his mark with his Southern California folk-rock sound and four-octave vocal range. But this rich weave of accessible, warm, improvisational music reveals Buckley in a light never before captured on tape, including two newly discovered songs ("Blues, Love" and "The Lonely Life"), early drafts of Buckley classics, and a stunning cover of Fred Neil's "Merry-Go-Round." Recorded by the Grateful Dead's legendary soundman Owsley "Bear" Stanley, this is one of the treasures of his Sonic Journal archive. Buckley's performance is incredible and Bear's thumbprint on the sonics is part of the magic! Featuring nearly 80 minutes of live performances from June 15 & 16, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. This is a significant and rare addition to Tim Buckley's musical legacy for both the performance and excellent sound quality. A 28-page booklet includes original cover art by Dennis Larkins and liner notes featuring new interviews with bassist John Miller, lyricist Larry Beckett, and Buckley scholar Pat Thomas. With Tim Buckley on vocals and 12-string guitar, John Miller on bass, David Friedman on vibraphone, and Carter C.C. Collins on percussion. These tapes were transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman (Mockingbird Mastering), long-time collaborator with the Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley.
Savoy Brown/Bring It Home [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $15.99
Deluxe re-issue of the 1994 studio album from one of the architects of the Brtish Blues Rock explosion, Savoy Brown! Led by superstar guitarist Kim Simmonds, this is one of the band's most scorching albums with a mix of original tunes and blues classics! This reissue features a complete digital remastering of the audio plus all new artwork!
Steve Lukather & Edgar Winter/Live at North Sea Festival 2000 ....CD + DVD $18.99
When these two extraordinary musicians, Steve Lukather and Edgar Winter, came together on stage at the North Sea Festival 2000, they had already achieved legendary careers in their own right. Steve Lukather started as a studio musician before becoming a founding member of rock band Toto. His guitar style and influence can be heard on numerous albums of notable artists such as Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Chicago. Having been influenced by Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton, Steve developed a guitar style, which paid tribute to both rock and jazz styles, playing with such perfection and intensity that you can still spot his influence among a thousand other guitarists. Edgar Winter is the younger brother of Johnny Winter. Having debuted at the Woodstock-Festival, he also fusioned rock, blues and jazz since his first great successes in 1970. Working with musicians such as Rick Derringer, David Lee Roth and Ringo Starr, he was equally well prepared to team up with Steve Lukather. Together with Phil Soussan (bass) and Gary Ferguson (drums) the concert at the North Sea Jazz Festival was not only a firework of improvisation, but an intense demonstration of the perfection and skills of Lukather and Winter.
Lindisfarne/Sleepless Nights ....CD $14.99
Lindisfarne are an English folk rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968 (originally called Brethren). The original line-up comprised Alan Hull (vocals, guitar, piano), Ray Jackson (vocals, mandolin, harmonica), Simon Cowe (guitar, mandolin, banjo, keyboards), Rod Clements (bass guitar, violin) and Ray Laidlaw (drums). They are best known for the albums Nicely Out of Tune (1970), Fog on the Tyne (1971) which became the biggest selling UK album in 1972, Dingly Dell (1972) and Back and Fourth (1978), and for the success of songs such as "Meet Me on the Corner," "Lady Eleanor," "Run For Home," "Fog On The Tyne" and "We Can Swing Together." The group began as The Downtown Faction, led by Rod Clements, then changed their name to Brethren. In 1968, they were joined by Alan Hull and became Lindisfarne, after the small island, Lindisfarne, off the coast of Northumberland.
Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come/Eternal Messenger: An Anthology 1970-1973 [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 5 CD Set $65.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new boxed set featuring all of the albums recorded by the legendary Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come issued between October 1971 and April 1973. The band came together in 1970 following Arthur Brown's failed attempt to form a new band upon the disillusion of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown in 1969. Based in rural Dorset, Arthur had undertaken rudimentary recordings with the bands The Puddletown Express and Rustic Hinge before forming a new, more satisfactory band Kingdom Come. The initial group came together with a line-up of Arthur Brown (vocals), Bob Ellwood (guitars), Dave Ambrose (bass), Rob Tait (drums) and Pete Bailey (percussion) to record a lengthy jam session in the studio. This tape was impressive enough to lead to a contract with Polydor Records, and the album Galactic Zoo Dossier was the first album by the band. Issued in October 1971, the album featured Arthur Brown joined by Andy Dalby (lead guitar / vocals), Michael "Goodge" Harris (keyboards), Desmond Fisher (bass), Julian Brown (VCS3 Synthesiser) and Martin Steer (drums). The band's debut album was a conceptual work loosely based upon the subject of humanity living in a zoo and subject to cosmic forces. As a group, Kingdom Come took the mantle from where the Crazy World of Arthur Brown had left off, presenting a highly theatrical show which utilised the VCS 3 synthesiser and presented a form of experimental rock music which was far ahead of it's time. This led to them becoming a popular act on the festival circuit (their memorable appearance at the 1971 Glastonbury Fayre was captured in the documentary film of the same name). For the band's next album, 1972's Kingdom Come, Desmond Fisher departed and was replaced by Phil Shutt. The album was another conceptual work and built upon the impact of their debut. Soon after the album's release Martin Steer and Goodge Harris also departed the band. American musician Victor Peraino joined the group on Mellotron, VCS3 and Theramin and Brown opted to utilise the Bentley Rhythm Ace drum machine instead of a drummer, bringing a new electronic direction to Kingdom Come's highly inventive space rock. This incarnation of the band recorded their final and finest album in the Autumn of 1972, the highly influential Journey. Issued in April 1973 the album was a superb conceptual work and featured such legendary material as "Time Captives," "Spirit of Joy" and "Come Alive." Despite the excellence of the album, Kingdom Come disbanded soon after the album's release leaving an impressive legacy. This new remastered boxed set features the albums "Galactic Zoo Dossier," "Kingdom Come" and "Journey," along with the archive disc "Jam - The First Sessions 1970" and "At the BBC 1971-1972" a twelve track CD featuring sessions recorded for the BBC between March 1971 and September 1972, nine tracks of which are previously unreleased. The set also adds thirteen bonus tracks (two previously unreleased on CD) taken from studio out-takes and a rare single. Also included is an illustrated booklet with new essay featuring an exclusive interview with Arthur Brown and a replica poster. "Eternal Messenger" is a fine tribute to Arthur Brown, a unique and visionary musician.
Roger Chapman/Life in the Pond ....CD $15.99
A studio album by Roger Chapman is always an event. Since '66, when the British singer-songwriter emerged as the voice of his generation with the seminal Family band, through every twist of his four-decade solo career, Chappo's output has defied music industry protocol, challenged genre, and held up a mirror to the times. "I've never stopped writing," he reflects, "and with Life in the Pond, I felt the need to hear what I'd put down in music." Released in 2021 on Ruf Records and Chappo Music, Life in the Pond draws a line under a period in which the 79-year-old had been absent from the studio but privately prolific. Twelve years since 2009's acclaimed rarities collection Hide Go Seek, "A true lionheart still roars," enthused The Mirror, Life in the Pond reconnects the veteran with faces from his past - including ex-Family multi-instrumentalist John 'Poli' Palmer as co-writer and producer - while taking the pulse of modern life. "Mostly it's anger at politicians that's kept me fired up," says Chapman of the lyrics. "But I'm also influenced by daily happenings, world news, people, acquaintances. It's all in the lyrics." As for the music, Life in the Pond joins the dots between Chapman's founding influences. "It's about nostalgia for the different musical styles that influenced my life. American rock from the '50s to now. British R'n'B from the '60s, like Georgie Fame, The Stones, Zoot Money. Folk, blues, Motown, Stax, Blue Note jazz, Classical, Americana, and Country. A whole mess of influences..." That eclectic roll call won't surprise anyone who has followed Chappo through his fascinating career. Born in the Midlands city of Leicester, he told the Rock Legacy site that "I wasn't interested in the English version of rock 'n' roll. All my heroes were American, like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Gene Vincent - that was the real stuff."
Roger Chapman/Peaceology ....CD $17.99
The former singer/songwriter and front man of famous UK rock bands like Family and Streetwalkers started his very successful solo career in 1987. The iconic Voice and his barbed wire and wine delivery made Roger Chapman one of the most acclaimed singers in the genres of rock, blues and soul. A very outstanding career that includes him winning the award 'Best Singer' at the German music awards in 1982, two appearances on the TV rock show 'Rockpalast.' many hit albums and singles and his voice singing the Mike Oldfield hit "Shadow on the Wall." 2014 Roger returns with his re mastered version of his 2007 released album "One More Time for Peace." Fans who bought the album in 2007 described it as one of his best CD's ever. But this new version is even better - it is not just re-mastered, it also includes 3 new songs. Roger named his re-mastered work "Peaceology" - a second chance for an album that shows Roger in great shape. The new sound of the album is not just fresh it is also timeless and natural. "Peaceology" contains 13 tracks from blues to rock to soul - an amazingly updated masterpiece of work by Roger Chapman. A great mix of different genres Roger used to create his very own and unforgettable sound off.
Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Images and Words - Live in Japan 2017 ....CD $16.99
Ytsejam Records previously played host to Dream Theater's official bootleg release collection comprising of live shows, demos and studio outtakes from throughout the band's prolific career. As part of "Lost Not Forgotten Archives," the entirety of the collection will be reissued on CD with brand new artwork and packaging. The band have also been busy digging into their encyclopedic vault to find some very special, previously unreleased material. The first brand new release in the reinvigorated archival series will be a recording of the band's start-to-finish performance of their classic second ever studio album, Images and Words, taken from their performance at Tokyo, Japan's legendary Budokan venue in September of 2017.
Mr. Big/Lean into It [30th Anniversary Edition]
Mr. Big/Lean into It [30th Anniversary Edition MQA-CD] ....2 CD Set $17.99
First released in 1991, Lean into It, is the second studio album by the American rock supergroup, consisting of Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey, Mr. Big. This is the band's breakthrough album - Lean into It peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200 charts, while the single 'To Be with You' became the band's first and only song to hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single, 'Just Take My Heart.' was a Top-20 hit, peaking at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The million-selling album also contains the popular tracks 'Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy.''Alive and Kickin' and 'Green Tinted Sixties Man'. Lean Into It shows that Mr. Big could also strip away all the flash and 7-minute solos and simply create well-written songs with rhythm, groove and good melodies, making the band one of the iconic new wave of progressive 'musician's bands' who could play mind-blowing complicated riffs on their instruments at lightning speeds. This is one of the ever-green albums of 80's style hair band rock that transcends the years and 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the release. evoXS is remastering the album using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes and will be manufactured as a MQA-CD and hybrid SACD. The hybrid SACD plays on both SACD and regular CD players. The SACD has a multi-track mix in 5.1 sound which provides the ultimate sound quality experience. MQA is an award-winning technology that delivers the sound of the studio. MQA-CD plays on all CD players. When a conventional CD player is connected to an MQA-enabled device, the CD will reveal the original master quality. The MQA-CD version includes 2 discs - disc 1 contains the remastered tracks from the original album and disc 2 contains unreleased and hard to find bonus tracks, along with minus bass and minus guitar tracks, especially made for musicians to jam with.
Devin Townsend/Devolution Series #2 - Galactic Quarantine ....CD + Blu-Ray $18.99
Devolution Series #2 - Galactic Quarantine was recorded between July and September 2020 in various places around the world. Originally streamed on September 5th, 2020 on StageIt.com as a replacement show for the covid affected "Empath Vol 2 European Tour" and various cancelled Summer festivals. The show features Devin on vocals and guitars, Samus Paulicelli III on drums, Wes Hauch on guitars and Diego Tejeida on keys.
Renaldo & The Loaf/Hardly Gurning While the World Is Turning ....import CD $19.99
Renaldo and the Loaf is an English musical duo active since the late 1970s, consisting of a pathologist (David Janssen or Ted the Loaf) and an architect (Brian Poole or Renaldo Malpractice). In the '80s they recorded for The Residents' label, Ralph Records and even recorded an album, Title in Limbo, in collaboration with The Residents and guitarist Snakefinger. By their own assertion, they achieved their unique sound in part by striving to get unnatural synthesizer-like sounds using only what instruments they had available (acoustic ones). To that end they routinely used muffled and de-tuned instruments, and, often to striking effect, tape loops and manipulation. In 2018 they played their first ever live show at Klang 25 in Vienna, documented on the album Long Time Coming. In 2016 the group recorded a brand new album entitled Gurdy Hurding. When it was released on vinyl in 2019, it came with a fourth side of a new piece, Hardly Gurning While the World Is Turning. This has never been available on CD - until now. Here's what the band says: Hardly Gurning itself is part remix, part new recording, part re-imagining...to complement this we decided to ask some of our friends if they might create a remix re-imagination of the Gurdy Hurding tracks. In a strange way, the lockdowns of 2020 have benefitted this project as, in most cases, it afforded our contributors some time to work on it, which otherwise they may not have able to. We've certainly been excited by what has emerged - almost the whole of Gurdy Hurding has been revisited.
George Duke/Faces in Reflection ....CD $14.99
Faces in Reflection is the third studio album by American keyboardist George Duke issued in 1974 on MPS Records. The album reached No. 31 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. This work put him in the ranks among Return to Forever, Mahavishnu Orchestra and other early fusion greats.
George Duke/The Aura Will Prevail ....CD $14.99
The Aura Will Prevail is the sixth studio album by American keyboardist George Duke. It was released in 1975 through MPS Records. Recording sessions took place at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood, California. The album features contributions from Alphonso Johnson, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler and Airto Moreira. Duke played various keyboard instruments on the album, including Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, Hohner clavinet, ARP Odyssey, ARP String Ensemble, Mutron Phaser, Mutron Dual Phaser, Minimoog, Moog bass and various pedalboards.
Sun Ra/Lanquidity ....2 CD Set $18.99
Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra's classic 'Lanquidity' album from 1978 with a brand new two CD edition.
Fourth Wall Quartet/1975 ....CD $15.99
The brothers Miller grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They came of age during the Summer of Love. By 1969 they were engaged in freeform rock improvisations and started their first all-original rock band Sproton Layer. During this time, they would see the MC5 at a free concert in the afternoon, then head over to the University of Michigan New Music department to hear Stockhausen at night. In 1975 the three brothers attended a small Art School. The Fourth World Quartet, with school-mate Jack Waterstone rounding out the quartet, was born out of their mash-up of colliding interests in free improvisation, classical music and jazz. All members composed, ranging from fully scored pieces to graphic scores. Laurence arranged the Art Ensemble of Chicago's "Tnoona" for the group and Roger arranged the main theme from Igor Stravinsky's mini-opera "Renard the Fox." The boundaries were wide open. In a few months the band put together this repertoire, a testament to focus and extreme creative activity. By 1977 punk rock had kicked in, and Laurence (guitar) and Benjamin (alto sax) went back to their rock roots and joined the Detroit punk band Destroy All Monsters which included Ron Ashton from the Stooges and Michael Davis from the MC5. In 1979, Roger co-formed Mission of Burma in Boston, which went on to be very influential on the indie rock movement. This is never-before heard music from a pivotal time period.
Genesis: 1975 To 2021 - The Phil Collins Years ....import Book $44.99
By Mario Giammetti, Genesis: 1975 to 2021 - The Phil Collins Years follows Kingmaker's previous book, the highly acclaimed Genesis: 1967 to 1975 - The Peter Gabriel Years. This new book is the definitive biography of one of the world's greatest rock bands following the departure of Peter Gabriel. It contains numerous exclusive interviews with band members and all of the important personalities who were part of the story of Genesis from 1975 onwards, including Ray Wilson who fronted the band for 1997's Calling All Stations album and subsequent tour before the return of Phil Collins in 2007. The book covers the full story of the band very extensively, taking readers through each album and tour. Additionally it features a number of previously unpublished photographs. Like it's predecessor, Genesis: 1975 to 2021 - The Phil Collins Years contains a wealth of details about the balance of Genesis's career, many of which may well be unknown even to the most ardent fans of the band.
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Lake & Palmer, Steve Hackett & Djabe, Fifty Shades of Crimson: Robert Fripp and
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Marillion, Saga, Iona, The Residents, The United States of America, Erik Wollo, Kraftwerk:
Future Music from Germany, Beyond the Pale Horizon: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1972
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Fanfare: The Emerson Lake & Palmer Box ....18 CD + 3 vinyl LP + 2 vinyl Single + Audio Blu-Ray Box Set $195.99
Lavishly packaged box set showcasing the immense musical talents of progressive rock giants Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. Contains a wealth of ELP audio and visual treasure from 1970 to 1997 - the classic remastered original albums on CD, four previously unreleased CD live albums, BBC sessions CD, unreleased triple live vinyl LP, Blu-Ray 5.1 audio mixes, reproduced original tour pprogrammes and poster, two reproduced 7" singles, hardback 12" photo book, metal pin badge! Emerson Lake & Palmer were formed in 1970 by the brilliant keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, gifted singer / composer / guitarist Greg Lake and dynamic drummer / percussionist Carl Palmer. Torchbearers of the progressive rock sound, ELP jointly created the super-group concept and are among the most important bands in the history of rock music. ELP were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, their first seven albums reaching U.K. Top 10 and U.S. Top 20. Despite the tragic deaths of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake in 2016, their amazing and inspirational music very much lives on.
The remastered 11 classic original ELP albums (1970-94), on CD, with original sleeve artwork reproduced: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pictures at an Exhibition, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends, Works Volume 1, Works Volume 2, Love Beach, Black Moon and In the Hot Seat.
Previously unreleased, gatefold, triple vinyl LP album: Live in Milan & Rome, Italy, May 1973
Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered from original tapes: Live at Pocono Raceway USA 1972, Live at Waterloo Concert Field USA 1992, Live at Birmingham Symphonic Hall UK 1992, Live at Elysee Montmartre, Paris, France 1997, On the BBC: Old Grey Whistle Test 1979, Pop goes Summer 1993.
Audio Blu-Ray, containing the stereo 5:1 and surround sound mixes of the albums: Emerson Lake & Palmer (Steven Wilson 2012); Tarkus (Steven Wilson 2012); Trilogy (Jakko Jakszyk 2015); Brain Salad Surgery (Jakko Jakszyk 2014).
Remastered 7" singles with reproduced original sleeve artwork: Lucky Man / Knife Edge (1970); Fanfare for the Common Man / Brain Salad Surgery (1977).
Deluxe, hardback 12" book with band photos and extensive notes, featuring quotes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer / Reprinted original 1970 promo poster, 1972 promo brochure, 1974 and 1992 tour programmes / Metal & enamel ELP logo pin badge.
Steve Hackett & Djabe/Journey Continues ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $35.99
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of a new two CD and DVD live album by Djabe & Steve Hackett, "The Journey Continues." This wonderful concert recording was mainly recorded in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary in August 2019. The concert continued a series of live performances that followed the release of the acclaimed collaboration between Djabe (one of Hungary's most acclaimed jazz groups) and former Genesis guitarist and acclaimed solo artist Steve Hackett, "Life Is a Journey: The Sardinia Tapes," an album which was the result of improvised sessions that took place in a church on the island of Sardinia. "The Journey Continues" captures on two CDs and a DVD Djabe & Steve Hackett performing selections from that album on the concert stage, along with classic Genesis material such as "Hairless Heart," "Firth of Fifth" and "Los Endos," Steve Hackett's "Last Train to Istanbul" and Djabe compositions. The NTSC / Region Free DVD in this set also includes the bonus features the tracks 'In that Quiet Earth' and 'After Limoncello,' recorded in St. Veit, Austria in 2018 and 'White Bears,' recorded in Washington DC in 2019.
Fifty Shades of Crimson: Robert Fripp and King Crimson ....Book $29.99
In 1969, five young Englishmen calling themselves King Crimson altered the course of rock music. With guitar virtuoso Robert Fripp at the helm, the progressive rock band flouted the conventions of rock 'n' roll while battling music business practices. For nearly five decades, King Crimson has continued to innovate and influence the music world, spawning many groundbreaking collaborations and inspiring other acclaimed bands, from Genesis and Yes to Nirvana and Radiohead. Written by Pete Tomsett, 464 pages.
Renaissance/BBC Sessions ....2 CD Set $18.99
From Wounded Bird Records, Renaissance was originally formed in London in 1969. In 1971 Annie Haslam joined the group on vocals during a transitory period that resulted in a changeover of the entire band. They released many Billboard charting albums throughout the seventies. During those years the band broadcast many live performances over the BBC. BBC Sessions is a two CD set with recording dates from May 8th 1975 through August 19th 1978. This two disc CD features over two hours of these legendary broadcasts. Performances include Prologue, Vultures Fly High, Midas Man, Day of the Dreamer, Touching Once, Song of Scheherazade, Can You Hear Me, Ocean Gypsy, Carpet of the Sun, Mother Russia, Running Hard, Ashes Are Burning.
Focus/Focus 50: Live in Rio ....import 3 CD + Blu-Ray Set $34.99
Three CDs + Blu-Ray (region free). Focus 50 is a collection to launch the commemoration of Focus celebrating half a century of ground-breaking contributions to the prog rock genre. It features 3 CDs and a Blu-ray of the Live in Rio show recorded at Nitteroi in 2017. A fabulous bonus disc named Completely Focussed. This is all the Focus numbers 1 through 12 that the current line up re-recorded through lockdown. Mixed and Mastered by bassist Udo Pannekeet. Liner notes, as always, from the current band, those that work closely with them over the years and exclusive new photos of the band at work and play! The collection provides fans an all-inclusive view of Focus. From the astounding live performance to the beautiful family feel of the bonus disc, this album shows Focus at the forefront of the prog rock scene.
Camel/Breathless ....import CD $22.99
Breathless, released in 1978, was the last Camel album to feature the original keyboard player Peter Bardens, who left the group shortly after the album's completion. Including Richard Sinclair and Mel Collins as part of the line-up, the album possessed a more Canterbury Scene styled sound that focused on shorter songs with a more playful jazzy feel. This remastered edition features sleeve notes and the radio edit of Rainbow's End. Repress of the 2009 version.
Darryl Way/Destinations 2 ....import CD $20.99
Multi-instrumentalist & classical Violinist Darryl Way, a founding member of Curved Air and Darryl Way's Wolf, resumes his wanderlust with this sublime travelling companion to 2019's critically acclaimed "Destinations" album. This exquisite 12-track travelogue captures in beautiful cinemascope a vista to some of our planet's most breath-taking scenery. Each piece is accompanied by Darryl's written synopsis offering the listener an insight into the stories & musical ideas behind each track. "Destinations 2" is sure to build upon it's predecessor's critical achievement of reaching #3 in Goldmine Magazine's Top 100 albums of 2020. The perfect 'shot-in-the-arm' and antidote to lock-down.
Tom Newman/A Faerie Symphony II ....import CD $24.99
Tom Newman/Dance of the Stems ....import EP CD $15.99
Legendary Mike Oldfield producer Tom Newman has announced he will release a follow-up to his acclaimed 1977 solo album The Faerie Symphony. The Faerie Symphony II will be released through Tigermoth Records. Newman has released a video for the track Sad Sing, which forms part of an additional EP Dance of the Stems, which will be released at the same time as the album. "This piece of work, coming as it does, closer to the happy, secure closing of my life, than at the dim insecure beginning, somehow, now to me, seems to represent a fairly accurate precis of the world as it might feel to many of my contemporaries," says Newman. "I am open to feedback and constructive criticism, no holds barred, but it must be remembered that this album is not intended to be comfortable, predictable or commercial!" The original album features in Steven Wilson's 'Top 10 Concept Albums You May Have Missed.' Newman was instrumental in the early birth of Virgin Records and worked on several of their acts including Gong and Henry Cow, before co-producing Mike Oldfield's groundbreaking 1973 debut album Tubular Bells, with whom he went on to produce many albums including Platinum, Amarok and Tubular Bells II. The Faerie Symphony II features guest appearances by Jade Warrior's Jon Field and Magenta's Robert Reed, who has worked with Newman on his Sanctuary series of releases. The Dance of the Stems EP features re workings of songs from his first original solo album Fine Old Tom and Faeirie Symphony, along with a new song Shenandoah, and a special 20-minute version of Dance of the Theena Shee.
Patto/Give It All Away: Albums 1970-1973 ....import 4 CD Set $49.99
Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of Give It All Away - The Albums 1970 -1973, a re-mastered four-disc clamshell box set of the four albums recorded by the legendary band Patto between 1970 and 1973; Patto, Hold Your Fire, Roll 'Em, Smoke 'Em, Put Another Line Out and Monkey's Bum. One of the truly great bands of the early 1970s, Patto featured a line-up comprising Mike Patto (vocals), Ollie Halsall (guitar, vibes, keyboards, vocals), Clive Griffiths (bass) and John Halsey (drums). The band arose from the ashes of the group Timebox and were graced by the presence of the stunning guitar playing of Ollie Halsall and a highly original and unique musical style that set them aside from their progressive rock contemporaries of the era. This, the band's self-titled debut album, was released in 1970 under a licensing agreement with Vertigo Records and featured classic tracks such as 'The Man,' 'San Antone' and 'Government Man.' Their 1971 follow up, Hold Your Fire was perhaps their most fully realized and acclaimed work thanks to outstanding compositions such as 'You, You Point Your Finger,' 'Hold Your Fire' and 'Air Raid Shelter.' Departing Vertigo in 1972, Patto recorded the album Roll 'Em, Smoke 'Em, Put Another Line Out. Alas, despite receiving critical acclaim for their live appearances and recorded work, the release failed to make any sales impact. The band entered the studio in the spring of 1973 to record their final work, Monkey's Bum. Sadly, the album failed to gain an official release upon completion and was consigned to the vaults. A rough mix of the album was bootlegged several times over the ensuing years before Monkey's Bum finally received an official release in 2017. Give It All Away - The Albums 1970 -1973 is a fine collection of music, by an unfairly overlooked band, and this esteemed legacy - from one of Britain's most genuine and original bands - will go some way to rectify their status in rock history
John McLaughlin/Liberation Time ....CD $16.99
With his newest album, Liberation Time, McLaughlin draws from one of humanity's most fraught, uncertain epochs to produce music that gracefully reflects the uncertainty, vulnerability, and slowly awakening joy of our times. A direct response to the mandated restrictions imposed by the spread of Covid-19, the album is - unusually for McLaughlin's recent projects - not the work of one fixed ensemble. With physical proximity no longer a prerequisite, McLaughlin drew upon decades of experience as a bandleader to select musicians best suited to each composition. 'As the Spirit Sings' introduces the album by contrasting churning rhythmic tension (stoked by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta and bassist Sam Burgess) with McLaughlin's soaring guitar figures - all underpinned by Gary Husband's subtle, supportive piano. The knotty post-bop figures of 'Right Here, Right Now, Right On' mark one of the most jazz-inflected performances McLaughlin has laid down in some time, featuring Nicolas Viccaro (drums), Jerome Regard (bass), Julian Siegel (tenor saxophone), and Oz Ezzeldin (piano). The sense of brotherhood that bonds McLaughlin's current 4th Dimension ensemble (McLaughlin, Husband, bassist Etienne Mbappe, and drummer Ranjit Barot) is on full display during 'Lockdown Blues,' a playful refraction examination of blues tropes first released last summer to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America. With vaccination campaigns now in full effect and a more promising tomorrow coming into view, Liberation Time's title track can be felt as visceral anticipation - a rousing glimpse into an unbound future rich with possibilities. And while much of Liberation Blues revels in the sort of spontaneous interplay that has been denied by Covid restrictions, some of the album's most touching moments feature McLaughlin alone at the piano - an instrument he has not recorded on since his 1973 collaboration with Carlos Santana, Love Devotion Surrender. Liberation Time is a product of its times, and yet it looks both forwards and backwards - at once drawing upon memories of better days yet reaching for a new dawn. Looking back at the album's transcontinental sessions, McLaughlin concludes, 'The wonderful thing about music is that you put the headphones on and you are all in the same room.'
Mahavishnu Orchestra/Mahavishnu ....CD $13.99
From Wounded Bird Records, John McLaughlin is regarded as one of the greatest guitarists in the history of music. Making albums from the '60s through the present, his intense guitar work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Miles Davis gave birth to jazz/fusion. In 1984 he formed a reincarnation of sorts of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Featuring original Mahavishnu drummer Billy Cobham, plus saxophonist Bill Evans and bassist Jonas Hellborg, this high-energy electric album is regarded as one of his best efforts and has been his most sought after album for CD reissue.
Return to Forever/Returns: Live [Ear + Eye Series] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $32.99
Return to Forever were at the forefront of jazz/rock fusion in the seventies like their contemporaries Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra. They were formed by the great Chick Corea. Return to Forever hit their commercial and artistic peak with a string of albums in the mid-seventies, featuring the line-up of Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Al Di Meola on guitar and Lenny White on drums. In 2008 this classic line-up reunited for their first tour in 25 years and proved that their musicianship and the chemistry within the band were as strong as ever. The highlights of this tour are captured on their brilliant recording "Returns."
Vince DiCola/Only Time Will Tell ....import CD $20.99
Vince DiCola is a musician / songwriter from Pennsylvania and relocated to LA in 1981 to advance his career. Vince grew up listening to bands such as Genesis, Yes and ELP, so progressive rock was high on his list of influences. In the early to mid-eighties Vince was involved in some well-known film scores such as "Staying Alive," "Rocky IV" and "The Transformers: The Movie" and his song writing abilities shone through at a very early stage. Fans may also remember Vince's collaboration in the 1990s with Doane Perry (Jethro Tull) and Rick Livingstone (Agent) on the highly regarded "Storming Heaven" release as well as Thread, another project with Doane Perry. Vince has been involved with some of the best musicians in the business over the years and the 13 songs listed here have been co-written and feature artists such as Bobby Kimball, Jason Scheff, Steve Walsh, Rick Livingstone, Roger Voudouris, Stan Bush, Mark Boals and Ellis Hall. The songs are just fantastic and the progressive element is particularly highlighted in the epic "Suffer the Children" featuring Steve Walsh. Comparisons to Toto, Chicago, Kansas and many other melodic rock bands can be heard throughout. "Only Time Will Tell" is indeed a great album. Any one of these songs could easily be part of a big movie soundtrack and each song has it's own individuality. And of course this album features some outstanding vocalists and musicians.
Styx/Crash of the Crown ....CD $15.99
A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling on Styx's magnum opus, Crash of the Crown, the band's first studio album since 2017's The Mission. Though the 15-track album takes a hard look at some inherently dark subjects, the prevalent light at the end of the tunnel eventually becomes each song's focal point - a persistent fervor to keep moving forward and achieve the greater good. Featuring "Crash of the Crown," "Reveries" & more.
Dennis DeYoung/26 East Vol. 2 ....CD $14.99
Dennis DeYoung is back with the second volume of his fond farewell to recorded music, "26 East Vol. 2." As with the preceding volume, "26 East, Vol. 2" once again hints strongly at DeYoung's legendary rock roots with Styx. A fitting goodbye and a final signature on an outstanding body of work.
Asia/The Reunion Albums 2007-2012 ....5 CD Box Set $35.99
A deluxe 5CD box set featuring the reunion albums from the classic Asia line-up of John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer. Featuring Fantasia - a live show from the band's 2007 World Tour - plus the studio albums, Phoenix (2008), Omega (2010) and XXX (2012), these recordings were testament to a creatively reinvigorated band. The beautiful package was designed by Roger Dean.
Asia/Aurora ....3 CD Set $29.99
Three CD set featuring live sets from London, USA, Germany and Japan recorded between 1992 and 1997 CD 1 Recorded at The Town & Country Club, London, 10th November 1992 Geoff Downes - Keyboards & Vocals John Payne - Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar Vinny Burns - Guitar Trevor Thornton - Drums (Special Guest) Steve Howe - Guitar CD 2 Acoustic Set Recorded At The Stadthalle, Brucksal, Germany, 12th September 1997 Geoff Downes - Keyboards & Vocals John Payne - Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar Aziz Ibrahim - Guitar Rob Richards - Drums CD 3 Tracks 1 to 5 Recorded In Osaka, Japan, 4th June 1992 Tracks 6 to 9 Recorded in Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia, USA, 21st November 1992 Geoff Downes - Keyboards & Vocals John Payne - Lead Vocals & Bass Guitar Vinny Burns - Guitar Trevor Thornton - Drums (Special Guest) Steve Howe- Guitar Tracks 10 to 13 Recorded at Alter Wartesaal, Köln, Germany, 5th October 1994 Geoff Downes - Keyboards & Vocals John Payne - Lead Vocals/Bass Guitar Aziz Ibrahim - Guitar Michael Sturges - Drums
Colosseum II/Electric Savage + War Dance ....import 2 CD Set $20.99
Two albums from 1971 from the late Jon Hiseman's Colosseum II. Band members include Don Airey, Gary Moore and John Mole. The band performed on Andrew Lloyd Webber's album 'Variations,' a UK No. 2. 'War Dance' proved to be Colosseum II's last album. Gary Moore went on to Thin Lizzy again and a successful solo career. Jon Hiseman had a long and diverse career, writing film scores and playing with wife Barbara Thompson in the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble. Digitally remastered and slipcased.
Magenta/Angels & Damned ....import 2 CD + 2 DVD Set $42.99
In May of 2019 Magenta celebrated their 20th anniversary by performing to a sold out audience atthe Arlington Arts Centre in England. Full advantage was taken of this state of the art facility and with the addition of live actors and theatrical props; it was an evening that everyone in attendance will never forget. The performance featured songs from all seven of Magenta's studio albums including favourites The White Witch, Red, Gluttony and a 48 minute section from the 2006 album 'Home.' The band was augmented by the addition of flute, oboe and orchestral percussion, along with guest appearances by Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales / Camel) and David Longdon from Big Big Train, who performed Steve Hackett's "Spectral Mornings." CD includes all region DVD.
Traffic/Last Great Traffic Jam ....CD $14.99
The Last Great Traffic Jam is a live album from the English rock band Traffic. The album was recorded on the 1994 reunion tour supporting Far from Home. Featuring: Steve Winwood (keyboards, lead vocals, guitar), Jim Capaldi (drums, lead & backing vocals, percussion), Rosko Gee (bass guitar), Randall Bramblett (flute, saxophone, keyboard), Michael McEvoy (keyboards, guitar, viola, harmonica), Walfredo Reyes Jr. (percussion, drums) with a special appearance from Jerry Garcia (guitar).
Maartin Allcock/OX15 ....import CD $20.99
Maartin Allcock has been a member of both Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull and has played with everyone from Robert Plant to Cat Stevens. In 1999 he released his solo album, OX15, playing a wide variety of instruments. Guests include Ian Anderson, Troy Donockley, Gerry Conway, Clive Bunker and more.
Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick/Both Ears and the Tail ....CD $17.99
Two of the seminal figures of the British folk revival together on one album. Martin Carthy MBE is an English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, and later artists such as Richard Thompson, since he emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival. David Cyril Eric Swarbrick (died 2016) was an English folk musician and singer-songwriter. He has been described by Ashley Hutchings as "the most influential [British] fiddle player bar none" and his style has been copied or developed by almost every British and many world folk violin players who have followed him.
Jeff Lorber Fusion/Space-Time ....CD $18.99
Superstar keyboardist, writer, producer Jeff Lorber is renowned as a pioneer in the jazz-fusion movement. Scoring #1 radio hits with Jeff Lorber Fusion and as a founding member of smooth jazz super-group Jazz Funk Soul, Lorber performs constantly before his dedicated fans from coast to coast!! Highlights include "Chick" the heartfelt tribute to Chick Correa, the funky "Louisiana," the exotic "Sun Princess" and more Lorber originals. Featuring an amazing all-star lineup of Grammy winning jazz greats: Hubert Laws, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak, Gerald Albright, Phillipe Saisse, Bob Mintzer, Robben Ford and more!!
Paul Gilbert/Werewolves of Portland ....CD $16.99
"Werewolves of Portland" is guitarist extraordinaire Paul Gilbert's new solo album, his sixteenth, on Mascot Label Group / The Players Club. Because the world went into lockdown early 2020, it wasn't possible to get a band to record in the studio. The result was that Paul plays all instruments on this album: drums (except for ONE snareroll that was too difficult to play), keyboards, bass, and of course guitar. As with Paul's previous album Behold Electric Guitar, the inspiration for the songs did not come from the guitar, but from writing lyrics and singing melodies. Paul explains: "The process of writing lyrics, then melody, then guitar, then backing it all up with the other instruments is a wonderful discovery that really started coming together for me on 'Behold Electric Guitar.'"
Ten Years After/1967 - 1975 ....10 CD Box Set $54.99
1967-1974 is a 10 CD box set that celebrates 50 years since the eponymous debut album of British blues/rock band Ten Years After. This collection gathers long-players from the Chrysalis and Deram eras and includes eight studio albums, one live album and a bonus disc of never before heard recordings from 1972 called The Cap Ferrat Sessions, which has been newly mixed by Chris Kimsey. All the albums have been remastered from the original quarter-inch production master tapes. The unreleased - The Cap Ferrat Sessions - exists thanks to Alvin Lee's widow, who discovered a box of recordings in their house in Spain. Chris Kimsey recorded and engineered the original recordings during the Rock n Roll Music to the World album sessions. Kimsey: "These re-discovered recordings were not rough demos, not rehearsals, but completed masters that did not make the album due to the time limitations of vinyl at the time." This is a revised package of the previously available, but sold out, book version comes in a clamshell case with a perfect bound booklet featuring extensive sleeve notes by Chris Welch and interviews with the remaining band members, Alvin Lee's family, as well as additional recording notes by Kimsey. The 10 CDs are housed in individual album CD wallets.
Johnny Winters, Muddy Waters & James Cotton/Great American Radio Vol 6 ....import 2 CD Set $21.99
This great value double CD is an in-concert recording made by Johnny Winter for the Boston radio station WBCN, and recorded at the Boston Music Hall, in Boston, Massachusetts, on 26th February 1977. By 1975, Winter had grown tired of working in the rock and roll mainstream and returned to his first musical love - The Blues. Teaming up with Muddy Waters he released the album Hard Again in January 1977 with this concert following shortly after. It is a wonderful, vivid, febrile encapsulation of a Bluesman enjoying his renewed career. With harmonica hero James Cotton on board, along with the bedrock of Waters' regular touring band, you get value-addedness to gems such as the Little Walter classic, "Help Me," which swings like a demon. There's a brisk romp through Freddie King's "Hideaway," before Winter takes the microphone on "Blues with a Feeling," burnishing the sound with his inimitable lead guitar sizzle. "Mannish Boy" is a gutsy delight with Waters' laconic vocal topping off the hearty bluesy crunch in magisterial style. Closing with a delightful "I Got My Mojo Working," this performance offers yet more proof that, even in his latter years, Muddy Waters was not content to freewheel through his stage performances.
Black Sabbath/Sabotage [Super Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD Box Set $49.99
Includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with a complete live show recorded during the band's 1975 tour. Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition introduces 16 live tracks (13 of which are previously unreleased) that were recorded in 1975 during the quartet's U.S. tour for the album. The performances include songs that span the group's career, from the title track to its 1970 debut Black Sabbath to "Spiral Architect" and "Sabbra Cadabra" from its previous album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973). Sabotage is represented as well with live takes of "Hole in the Sky" and "Megalomania." The music is accompanied by in-depth liner notes that tell the story of the album through quotes from band members and the music media along with rare photos and press clippings from the era. Also included is a 1975 Madison Square Garden replica concert book and Sabotage 1975 tour color poster.
Allman Brothers Band/Bear's Sonic Journals: Fillmore East February 1970 [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $25.99
These recordings showcase an early incarnation of the band with Duane Allman in full form and featuring the three earliest known live concert recordings of "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed." The tapes were recorded just one year before the band's landmark At Fillmore East album from the same venue. Long out-of-print, the single-CD set was freshly restored and mastered from the original tapes captured by legendary Grateful Dead soundman, Owsley Stanley, a/k/a Bear, who is known for the purity of his "Sonic Journal" recordings. The Deluxe Edition three CD set includes all of Bear's recordings from these three historic sets, including never before released material from each performance. The CD releases feature all new album art and liner notes, including a series of rare band photos from the Fillmore East in February 1970, original cover artwork ("Electric Mushroom"), and new notes from John Lynskey (Hittin the Note Fanzine editor in chief) and the Owsley Stanley Foundation. These tapes were transferred and restored to the most exacting audiophile standards, utilizing state-of-the-art Plangent Processes techniques to remove subtle timing distortions created by the recording and playback devices. The mastering was done by Jeffrey Norman (Mockingbird Mastering), long-time collaborator with the Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley.
Julie Driscoll/1969 ....CD $14.99
Recorded in 1969, but not released until 1971 on Polydor, this album was Julie Driscoll's first solo excursion after spending several years with and recording a number of albums with Brian Auger. Driscoll, later known as Julie Tippett, has been described as having one of the most powerful voices to come out of Britain in the 20th Century. The album features several players from the British jazz scene from the time and incorporates many of the jazz/rock elements she explored with Auger. But it also exudes a folk influence reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, but several years before Mitchell began including jazz in her music. So think: a Joni Mitchell sensibility with Aretha Franklin's voice. The album features piano work and horn arrangements by her future husband, the avant-guardist and brief King Crimson session player, Keith Tippett which gives many of the tracks a decidedly edgy feel.
Toyah/Blue Meaning [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $36.99
Cherry Red Records is delighted to announce the newly remastered and expanded release of Toyah's 1980 album "The Blue Meaning," the second in a reissue programme of Toyah's entire Safari Records catalogue. Two CDs + 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 outtakes taken at Wykehurst Place, a gothic revival mansion in Bolney, Sussex. This expanded edition features 27 remastered bonus tracks including single mixes, live tracks, rarities and unheard demos. Amongst the 20 previously unreleased tracks are the final recordings made by this band line-up including 'Silence Won't Do' and 'Jack & Jill,' as seen being recorded on the 1980 ITV documentary "Toyah" and have been long awaited by fans for forty years. The very first demo of 'Angels & Demons' recorded at Eel Pie Studios, an alternate vocal take of 'Blue Meanings' with the previously unheard original longer song outro and three tracks recorded live at the ICA London all make their release debuts. A sleevenote by Toyah's archivist Craig Astley with input from Toyah Willcox and Joel Bogen which for the first time chronicles the creation of the album and reveals the recording origins of the bonus material. Includes a DVD (NTSC/Region Free) containing three brand new features with Toyah Willcox; an interview about the album/period, a track-by-track album commentary plus an exclusive acoustic three-song session of songs from the era - all filmed October 2020. The DVD also includes rare archive BBC TV performances of 'Mummies' and 'Danced' from Friday Night, Saturday Morning (November 1980) available on DVD for the first time ever.
Electric Flag/The Band Kept Playing ....CD $13.99
From Wounded Bird Records, in 1968 Mike Bloomfield left the Butterfield Blues Band to form the Electric Flag with Buddy Miles, Barry Goldberg & Nick Gravenites. That band broke up relatively quickly, but in 1974 those original members reunited for one album on Atlantic Records. The Band Kept Playing was the last album they made.
Marillion/Marillion.com ....import CD $18.99
Marillion formed in 1979 and have since sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world. One early example of this type of forward-thinking online fan-engagement was seen in 1999's Marillion.Com, which was one of these first internet based promotions whereby the band asked for fans to send them passport pictures of themselves, resulting in 732 pictures being used to make up the artwork for the slipcase for the record. With the majority of the album featuring mixing from Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and the band taking care of the remaining songs, this was the band's last album of the '90s, but just the beginning of a more direct relationship with fans which has since developed and grown.
Marillion/Radiation ....import CD $18.99
Marillion formed in 1979 and have since sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world. Radiation was the band's tenth studio album and debuted in the top 40 in the UK when it was originally released in 1998. The album saw the band abandon the acoustic approach of This Strange Engine and instead revisit a heavier sound previously found on Afraid of Sunlight. This change in sound as well as the experimentation with different instrument tones and vocal effects and samples led to a more pop sound than that previously heard from the group. The album was subsequently remixed and remastered by Michael Hunter in 2013 and issued alongside the original version. Kscope are now pleased to present a reissue of this highly regarded album on CD. The CD edition will include both the original 1998 version and the 2013 mixes.
|Saga/Saga ....CD $14.99||Saga/Images at Twilight ....CD $14.99||Saga/Silent Knight ....CD $14.99|
Saga are a Canadian rock band that debuted with their self titled album in 1978 followed by Images at Twilight in 1978 and Silent Knight in 1980. These albums represent the band entrenched in their progressive roots.
Iona/Book of Kells ....import CD $18.99
"... 72 minutes of stunning music, quite unlike anything else you're likely to hear anytime soon." CCM Magazine, October 1992 "Book of Kells touches something elemental, resonating as few albums can. Allow it to touch you as well." CCM Magazine (USA), November 1992 "Finally, the most evocative release of all... Iona's ethereal 'Book of Kells'... unbelievable." Billboard (USA), December 1992.
The Residents/El Ano del Muerto ....import CD $19.99
The Residents are an American art collective best known for their over 60 studio albums that were recorded over a period of over forty years. They also created some outstanding multimedia works, mainly three CD-ROM projects and ten DVDs. Working as an anonymous collective, their identitites were kept secret until in 2017 Hardy Fox revealed himself as their primary composer. Hardy died in October 2018, but the group continue to record and perform. Recently, several new albums have been released, among them the brilliant Intruders and Ghost of Hope. Early in 2020, the group was invited to perform their seminal album God in 3 Persons at the MOMA in New York. El Ano del Muerto is a compilation of mostly previously released material spanning The Residents' entire career up to 2009. It opens with a new track, "I Can't Get No (Spot)," a mash-up of "The Cry of the Crow" (from the 1993 EP Prelude To "The Teds") with the lyrics from Snakefinger's 1979 single "The Spot." Due to the album's similarities with the Talking Light setlist, the album has retroactively acted as a sort of teaser for the tour. It is also theorized that the album showcases an early planned setlist for the show. Previously only available as download from RSD, this is the first time this great release is available on CD.
The Residents/Morning Music ....import CD $19.99
Morning Music is a compilation album by The Residents, originally released June 25th 2010 on the Robot Selling Device. The compilation contains a hand-picked selection of Residents tracks, designed to be listened to in the morning. "It is normally true that The Residents can be a bit too jarring for the morning. This compilation tries to fly in the face of that idea and presents a selection of up-beat tunes that will get one through a cup of coffee at home on Sunday morning and ready to head out into the world for that second cup," said the Residents at the time of it's release. Remastered for enhanced listening pleasure.
The United States of America/The Columbia Recordings [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $19.99
Perhaps one of the finest and most original of bands to emerge in the USA during the psychedelic era, The United States of America was formed in 1967 by the avant-garde musician Joseph Byrd (an associate of Yoko Ono who had studied with composer John Cage). After studying at UCLA in California, Byrd decided to form a band that would combine performance art, radical politics and experimental rock music. Recruiting former partner Dorothy Moskowitz (vocals), Gordon Marron (violin, ring modulator, vocals), Rand Forbes (bass) and Craig Woodson (electric drums), the band signed to Columbia records and recorded their self- titled album in December 1967. The sessions produced some of the most extraordinary music of the time, with pieces such as "The American Metaphysical Circus" combining tape looped effects, electronic sounds and rock to create a stunning opening to a fine album. Such a radical approach led to the album being hailed by critics upon release but receiving a poor commercial reception. Internal friction soon took hold and The United States of America had disbanded by the end of 1968. This Esoteric Recordings edition is remastered and includes ten bonus tracks recorded during the sessions for the band's sole album and in May and July 1968. The reissue also features an illustrated booklet with an informative essay. Repress of 2014 release.
Erik Wollo/North Star ....CD $17.99
Renowned Norwegian ambient / electronic artist Erik Wollo presents North Star. The album evolved from layers of sustained guitars inspiring infinite space and a minimal essence, creating a spell of slow, melodic calming space. As a musical metaphor, the North Star represents limitless possibilities and infinite wonder with sparks of imagination from which dreams are formed. The sustained Ebow guitars aim the music in a totally new expansive direction with melodic elements, rhythmic arpeggio loops and some percussion added to the treated guitar ensembles. The mood sets the emotional direction: vast and spacious, minimalistic and sparse in character. North Star is an inward journey of stillness and reflection. Music that shifts between contemplation and intimacy, impulse and reflection.
Kraftwerk: Future Music from Germany ....Book $19.99
'We are not artists nor musicians. We are workers.' Ignoring nearly all rock traditions, experimenting in near-total secrecy in their Dusseldorf studio, Kraftwerk fused sound and technology, graphic design and performance, modernist Bauhaus aesthetics and Rhineland industrialisation - even human and machine - to change the course of modern music. What they created changed the course of pop music forever, influencing artists as diverse as Bjork, Joy Division, David Bowie, and more. This is the story of Kraftwerk the cultural phenomenon, who turned electronic music into avant-garde concept art and created the soundtrack to our digital age. Written by Uwe Schutte, 336 pages.
Various Artists/Beyond the Pale Horizon: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1972 ....import 3 CD Set $37.99
From a musical perspective, the seventies didn't really begin until 1972, when the sudden appearance of pioneering art-rock adventurers Roxy Music saw them spearhead a new generation of bands making the first genuinely post-Sixties music. But 1972 was also a year in which established blues and progressive rock bands found a new level of popularity. Free, Family, Thin Lizzy, Argent, The Moody Blues and a re-emergent Status Quo all issued pivotal hit singles, Mott the Hoople and Strawbs finally made commercial breakthroughs, Hawkwind took everyone by surprise with the success of "Silver Machine," while The Move completed their long-delayed metamorphosis into The Electric Light Orchestra. Away from the singles chart, underground behemoths like Yes and Uriah Heep continued to thrive, while the likes of Caravan, Home and Medicine Head were regulars on the college/university network. Kevin Coyne painted his harrowing masterpiece with the album 'Case History,' and the equally uncompromising Van der Graaf Generator made an unlikely bid for chart success with the single "Theme One." Boasting four hours of music and a lavishly annotated and illustrated 40-page booklet housed in a stylish clamshell box, Beyond the Pale Horizon features all of the above as well as the usual array of cult bands and obscure studio creations. We include a significant number of Top Ten singles, some glorious misses, a few turntable hits (including much-loved 45s by Pagliaro and Mike Hugg), superior B-sides and several key album tracks, together with a handful of cuts that didn't appear at the time or were only issued as limited edition private pressings - indeed, we even feature a previously unheard alternative recording of a track from 'Dark Round the Edges,' one of the most valuable albums of all time. It's all here, and, with the noble exception of Stackridge's vegetarian call-to-arms "Keep on Clucking," it's all meat.
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