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# 799

August 7, 2020

 

Hi, folks,

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

In Today's Newsletter

Coming Soon: Rick Wakeman, Soft Machine, Brian Eno & John Cale, Brian Eno & Jah Wobble, King Crimson, Colosseum, Martin Barre, Kraftwerk, Kaprekar's Constant, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Dukes of the Orient, Zawinul Syndicate, Robby Krieger, Rainbow, The Residents, Anekdoten, Harry Nilsson, Grateful Dead, Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Mountain, Barclay James Harvest, Peephole in My Brain - The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1971, Pinnacle Point, Jon Hassell, Michael Landau, Pilot, Flo & Eddie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show [45th Anniversary Edition], Steve Lukather, Rose City Band, West Meets East: Indian Music & Its Influence on the West, The British Invasion: 5 Documentary Collection

 


Coming Soon

Rick Wakeman/Red Planet ....import CD $17.99

Rick Wakeman/Red Planet ....import CD $17.99

2020 release. Rick Wakeman, best known as keyboard player in progressive rock band Yes, releases The Red Planet - a serious return to "Wakeman Prog." Harking back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed 1973 debut The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Red Planet features eight newly composed pieces based around a central subject matter. Rick's blown the dust off his favorite analog keyboards and along with his latest keys has 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!!!"

 

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Soft Machine/Live at the Baked Potato ....import CD $12.99

Soft Machine/Live at the Baked Potato ....CD $12.99

This follow-up to Soft Machine's highly acclaimed 2018 album Hidden Details finds John Etheridge, Roy Babbington, John Marshall and Theo Travis on fine form at the Baked Potato, LA, USA on 1st February 2019.  The material mixes tunes from Hidden Details, along with older material and some choice improvisations.  The band, with a world tour under their belt and a partisan crowd urging them on, are absolutely at the top of their game - powerful, committed and idiosyncratic.  Note that there has been a significant price drop for this release.  Anyone who ordered at the previous price will automatically get the price drop.

 

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Brian Eno & John Cale/Wrong Way Up [30th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $16.99
Brian Eno & John Cale/Wrong Way Up [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

Brian Eno & John Cale/Wrong Way Up [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

30th anniversary reissue of the historic coming together of two icons of leftfield music. Having both started their careers as creative forces in seminal bands (Eno's unique synthesizer treatments in Roxy Music and Cale's viola and bass contributions to the Velvet Underground), they've appeared as guest musicians on each other's records as far back as 1974, the year in which they also made a historic live album with Nico and Kevin Ayers at the Rainbow Theatre in London. They remained friends, and the year prior to Wrong Way Up, Eno produced Cale's Words for the Dying album. This paved the way for the pair to write and record an album together, notably the first time Eno had delivered a collection of song-based recordings since Before and After Science in 1977. The resulting album is a triumph for both artists, containing the singles 'Spinning Away' and 'Been there Done That.' Both CD versions include two bonus tracks and booklet containing a 1990 interview with Eno about the making of the album. Deluxe edition is a limited edition run in a casebound package.

 

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Brian Eno & Jah Wobble/Spinner [25th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $16.99
Brian Eno & Jah Wobble/Spinner [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

Brian Eno & Jah Wobble/Spinner [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....CD $19.99

25th anniversary reissue of this unique coming together of Brian Eno and ex-Public Image Limited bass player Jah Wobble, also featuring Jaki Liebezeit from Can on drums. Starting life as the soundtrack to Derek Jarman's Glitterbug, Eno passed stereo mixes of the film cues to Wobble who embellished and built upon them to construct the Spinner tracks. The resulting fusion combines icy ambience with a kind of psychogeographical funk. Contains two bonus tracks plus booklet with sleeve notes from both artists. The Deluxe Edition includes a limited casebound package, two bonus tracks and booklet containing a 1990 interview with Eno about the making of the album.

 

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King Crimson/1974-03-20 Palzzo Dello Sport, Brescia, Italy ....Japanese import CD $34.99
King Crimson/1974-03-27 Stadttheater, Augsburg, Germany ....Japanese import CD $34.99
King Crimson/1974-03-29 Stadthalle, Heidelberg, Germany ....Japanese import CD $34.99
King Crimson/1974-04-02 Stadthalle, Gottingen, Germany ....Japanese import CD $34.99

King Crimson/1974-03-20 Palzzo Dello Sport, Brescia, Italy ....Japanese import CD $34.99

Japanese-only CD release. These 4 CDs are individual concert CDs taken from the Starless box set.

 

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Colosseum/Live at the Montreux International Jazz Festival 1969 ....import CD $24.99

Colosseum/Live at the Montreux International Jazz Festival 1969 ....import CD $24.99

First time officially released on CD. Restored and remastered by EROC. Total playing time 42. 48. 12-page booklet. Liner notes by Chris Welch. Colosseum's fiery brand of progressive jazz rock was hugely popular on the late 60s live music scene and so it was no surprise when they were invited to play at one of the world's biggest jazz festivals, held annually in Montreux, Switzerland. Band interviews are included in the extensive liner notes together with descriptions of their exciting performances, notably Tony Reeve's bass guitar showcase 'Mandarin,' a version of 'Butty's Blues' sung and played by James Litherland and the tingling moment when Jon Hiseman climbs aboard his 'Time Machine' drum solo. This entire CD is a time machine designed to take you back to the future, right NOW!

 

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Colosseum/Live at the Boston Tea Party 1969 ....import CD $24.99

Colosseum/Live at the Boston Tea Party 1969 ....import CD $24.99

First official CD release. Restored and remastered by EROC. Total playing time 48. 84, 16-page booklet, Liner notes by Chris Welch, Colosseum roar into action with all the power and confidence of a young British band, determined to make an impact on America, the home of rock'n'roll. These historic recordings capture the group, led by drummer Jon Hiseman, performing at the Boston Tea Party, one of the most important rock venues on the East Coast. It was 13 August, 1969 when Colosseum performed a wide range of exciting material, including 'Butty's Blues' featuring their 19 year-old lead guitarist James Litherland and 'The Valentyne Suite,' a major work by keyboardist and composer Dave Greenslade.

 

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Colosseum/Live at Piper Club, Rome Italy 1971 ....import CD $24.99

Colosseum/Live at Piper Club, Rome Italy 1971 ....import CD $24.99

First time officially released on CD. Restored and remastered by EROC. Total playing time 67. 07. 12-page booklet. Liner Notes by Chris Welch. In an updated version of Colosseum, Chris Farlowe asserts his role as the band's powerful new lead singer. The story of his arrival is told in extensive liner notes by Repertoire's Chris Welch which include new interviews with bassist Mark Clarke, organist Dave Greenslade and Chris Farlowe.

 

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

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

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

 

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Kraftwerk/Soest Live ....import CD $18.99

Kraftwerk/Soest Live ....import CD $18.99

One of the most influential bands in the last five decades, Kraftwerk virtually established the blueprint, the source code even, for electronic music. Founded by classically trained musicians Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider-Esleban in Dusseldorf in 1970, the band has informed and inspired a diverse range of genres and artists including David Bowie, Bjork, Afrika Bambaataa, and Joy Division. This early live performance, in Soest, Germany in Winter 1970, broadcast on WDR-TV displays the band in superb form. Arguably, the future of electronic music, trance, techno, ambient - started right here.

 

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Kaprekar's Constant/Meanwhile... ....import CD EP $12.99

Kaprekar's Constant/Meanwhile... ....import CD EP $12.99

Kaprekar's Constant, brainchild of childhood friends, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Al Nicholson and Nick Jefferson. Joined by legendary Van Der Graaf saxophonist David Jackson, Mike Westergaard, keyboards, vocals Dorie Jackson (Francis Dunnery), Bill Jefferson & Caravan drummer Mark Walker, their melodic epic arrangements already find favour with fans of Big Big Train and early Genesis.

 

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BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Four Albums 1968 - 1978 ....import 6 CD Set $47.99

BBC Radiophonic Workshop/Four Albums 1968 - 1978 ....import 6 CD Set $47.99

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

 

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Dukes of the Orient/Freakshow ....CD $12.99

Dukes of the Orient/Freakshow ....CD $12.99

2020 release. Dukes of the Orient is a collaboration between vocalist John Payne (ex-Asia, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (Last in Line, Lana Lane, Rocket Scientists). Payne s powerful arena-seasoned vocals carry soaring melodies and lush harmonies over the sea of classic synthesizers and keyboards artfully painted with Norlander's signature sonic palette.

 

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Zawinul Syndicate/Black Water + Lost Tribes ....import CD $18.99

Zawinul Syndicate/Black Water + Lost Tribes ....import CD $18.99

Two albums from the late Joe Zawinul's Syndicate, formed by the keyboardist after the break up of Weather Report. These recordings, dating from 1989 and 1992, are a mixture of jazz, fusion rock, Afro and Latin! However, it is challenging, intellectual, emotional and toe-tapping music. Digitally re-mastered and slipcased.

 

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Robby Krieger/The Ritual Begins at Sundown ....CD $16.99

Robby Krieger/The Ritual Begins at Sundown ....CD $16.99

The legendary guitarist and songwriter of The Doors and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robby Krieger will be releasing his first solo album in 10 years, 'The Ritual Begins at Sundown.'  The Doors weren't just one of the most iconic bands of their generation, but one of the most influential bands in rock history and Robby Krieger was responsible for writing some of their biggest hits in 'Light My Fire,' Love Me Two Times,' 'Touch Me' and 'Love Her Madly.' Krieger returns for his 9th solo album and his first since 2010s Grammy nominated 'Singularity,' and once again with his long time writing partner and co-producer Arthur Barrow. Barrow worked with Frank Zappa through the 1970s-80s as well as Giorgio Moroder, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross and Janet Jackson and worked on soundtracks for Top Gun and Scarface. The album also features other Zappa alumni Jock Ellis (Trombone), Sal Marquez (Trumpet), Chad Wackerman (Drums) and Tommy Mars (Keys) as well as AeB Bryne (Flute), Vince Denham (Sax), Chuck Manning (Sax) and Joel Taylor (Drums).

 

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Rainbow/Black Masquerade ....import CD $18.99

Rainbow/Black Masquerade ....import CD $18.99

CD reissue. This 1995 concert for Germany's famous Rockpalast TV series, which was originally released in 2013, followed Ritchie Blackmore's departure from Deep Purple and the reformation of Rainbow with a new line-up. The band was in top form as they performed tracks from the highly acclaimed "Stranger in Us All" album alongside classic Rainbow and Deep Purple songs.

 

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The Residents/Eyeful ....import CD $19.99

The Residents/Eyeful ....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 when 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. The Eyeful series of online releases was active from 25th August 2011 to 26th August 2012. It was called a Bog benefit, with the Bog being The Residents' blog and chat group. Each download cost 79c when originally issued. So far, this series has never been collected and released on a CD. Now, for the first time ever, we present you The Residents' Eyeful as an album. Liner notes by Brian Poole of Renaldo & The Loaf.

Anekdoten/A Time of Day ....import CD $14.99

Anekdoten/A Time of Day ....import CD $14.99

A Time of Day is the 2017 fifth album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten. Recorded at Rommaro studio in the Swedish archipelago in the November 2006, the band was aiming for more complex and richer song writing than before. Most of the songs were demoed and arranged well before the recording session which used vintage organs and synths to expand the sounds. The late Gunnar Bergsten, famous for playing on Bo Hansson's 'Lord of the Rings' album, played flute on '30 Pieces,' musically considered one the highlights in Anekdoten's career. The band had to mix the album in a studio they were not used to and were never happy with the overall sound. Main man Nicklas Barker says, "We have re-mastered it twice (in 2007 and 2012), but still not with the result we wanted. With this mastering by Hans Fredriksson in January 2020 we finally feel that the greatness of this album revealed." This CD re-issue contains 5 bonus tracks of demos recorded more-or-less live in the spring of 2006 at Anekdoten's studio Sisu Sound. 'In for a Ride,' 'King Oblivion' and 'Stardust and Sand' were lost for many years but found on a hard drive by Nicklas while cleaning out a closet in 2019, then he restored and mixed them in November 2019. The demos for 'Prince of the Ocean' and '30 Pieces' were previously released on the Kscope compilation 'Chapters.' Nicklas believes some of the demos outclass the studio versions.

 

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Harry Nilsson/Nilsson Schmilsson ....SACD $39.99

Harry Nilsson/Nilsson Schmilsson ....SACD $39.99

Streamlined pop, eclectic rock, whimsical personality and organic production harmonize on Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson which includes #1 Smash 'Without You,' novelty favorite 'Coconut' and top 40 romp 'Jump into the Fire.'  Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2,500 numbered copies: Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACD brings beautiful vocals and brilliant melodies into clear view.  Harry Nilsson was many things in life - revered songwriter, razor-sharp wit, gifted singer, studio pioneer, daring poet, cult icon, creative maverick, fearless interpreter, larger-than-life inspiration, man of mystery and intrigue. All these hallmark facets come together in a resplendent symphony on Nilsson Schmilsson, a go-to standout in the beloved artist's vaunted canon and most commercially successful release. For the first time in decades, it features audiophile sonics that bring the record's brilliant melodicism, sophisticated soulfulness, subtle shading, and sure-handed production into full view. Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of Nilsson Schmilsson features unadulterated transparency and visceral solidity. The Brooklyn native's three-and-a-half octave range and beautiful phrasing come across with captivating depth, crystalline purity, and an emotional scope that stretches from tenderness to melodrama to sarcasm and beyond. Appealing as Nilsson's bizarre quirks remain, given how they stamp his music with personality and charm, his tremendous singing - of which Bud Scoppa memorably wrote possessed 'a slight sawtooth buzz to add resonance when required' - takes center stage. Ditto the eclectic arrangements that lend an organic cohesiveness the four-time Grammy-nominated record, named by Pitchfork as one of the Top 100 Albums of the 1970s. Produced by Richard Perry, known for his work with Barbra Streisand, Nilsson Schmilsson walks a tightrope between streamlined accessibility and mischievous, whimsical individualism. Providing a prime example of it's architect's breadth, a surfeit of exceptionally played organs, mellotrons, horns, strings, guitars, piano, and more paint daring soundscapes that on this reissue teem with color, texture, and detail. Reference-level spatiality and separation contribute to full, three-dimensional imaging and the ability to identify distinctive instruments (and their tones) in the mix.

 

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Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 1: Oakland 12-28-1979 ....2 CD Set $40.99

Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 1: Oakland 12-28-1979 ....2 CD Set $40.99

Ah, those year-end Bay Area concert runs by the Dead. Seldom was the band quite as consistently brilliant as they were during these celebratory stands, playing in familiar environs in front of audiences full of old friends. The group's archivists already dipped into this particular set of performances with Dick's Picks Vol. 5, which captured the December 26 show; this 2-CD set transports us two days later for another superior date which again demonstrates the astonishing degree to which keyboardist Brent Mydland had integrated himself into the band by the end of 1979. Special mention should also be made of the sound, too, taken from the original soundboard concert reels recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson and remastered in HDCD by Jeffrey Norman; the booklet features Jay Blakesberg photos from the Oakland Auditorium shows and an essay by long-time Dead scribe Steve Silberman. As for the music, any set that includes 'High Time' promises exactly that; 'It's All Over Now' drops a series of 'Phil Bombs' right before it. Set two unleashes a medley that goes from revelatory to rockin' in one time-suspending, hour-plus journey that starts with 'Terrapin Station' and winds up with 'Good Lovin.'' The 'Casey Jones'/'One More Saturday Night' encore brings the night to a dizzying close, sending the crowd out in the streets for a party that was no doubt just getting started. First time available at regular music retail!

 

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Deep Purple/Whoosh! ....CD $14.99
Deep Purple/Whoosh! [Deluxe] ....CD + DVD $24.99

Deep Purple/Whoosh! [Deluxe] ....CD + DVD $24.99

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey continue to extend the scope of hard rock on Whoosh!, which sees Deep Purple joining forces with legendary producer Bob Ezrin for the third time.  "Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple," was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that Ezrin and Purple were on their way to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current state of the world.

 

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Blue Oyster Cult/45th Anniversary - Live in London ....2 CD Set $18.99
Blue Oyster Cult/45th Anniversary - Live in London ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Blue Oyster Cult/45th Anniversary - Live in London ....Blu-Ray $18.99

In 2017, the mighty Blue Oyster Cult celebrated their 45th Anniversary with a run of festival and headline dates across the UK and Europe. The band's appearance in London at the O2 Indigo at the Stone Free Festival on June 17th started with a unique performance of BOC's first album in its entirety, a celebration of the 45th anniversary of it's release. In addition, the band added some classic and very special songs to the set. The full show was recorded and videotaped in 4K UHD. This another one of a kind archival release which fans cannot miss!

 

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Mountain/Avalanche ....import CD $14.99

Mountain/Avalanche ....import CD $14.99

CD reissue. Avalanche is somewhat of an underrated gem. Leslie West's mean guitar tone prevails throughout the majority of the album, leading off with a cover of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," while adding a loose remake of "Satisfaction." And the free-wheelin' "You Better Believe It" serves as a proto stoner guitar workout, as the big man commands with a furious six string assault of distortion and fuzz, and cowbell fills augment the nearly-six-minute jamming cut. "Sister Justice" rolls behind a cool riff and a full-on '70s groove. With guitarist David Perry, Corky Laing on the drums and Felix Pappalardi on keys and bass guitar this is definitely the most consistent and hardest rocking Mountain album in their discography.

 

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Barclay James Harvest/Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CDs + DVD Box Set $36.99

Barclay James Harvest/Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CDs + DVD Box Set $36.99

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered, re-mixed and expanded 3 disc clamshell box edition of the classic album, "Barclay James Harvest and Other Short Stories." Recorded and released in 1971, the album was the third by BJH and was recorded at Abbey Road studios and was co-produced by the band and ex-Pretty Things member Wally Allen. Widely regarded (along with "Once Again") as one of the band's early masterpieces, ..".Other Short Stories" featured such classic tracks as 'Medicine Man,' 'Ursula (The Swansea Song),' 'The Poet' and the epic 'After the Day.' The album was critically acclaimed upon its release by Harvest Records and was also issued by Sire Records in the United States with some remixed versions of tracks. The album also featured the Barclay James Harvest symphony orchestra conducted by Martyn Ford and arrangements by Toni Cooke and Martyn Ford.  This expanded edition of ."..Other Short Stories" comprises 40 tracks and features the original UK stereo mix re-mastered from the original master tapes and also includes a new stereo mix on a second CD and a high resolution 5.1 Surround Sound mix, new stereo mix and original stereo mix on an NTSTC / Region free DVD, all from the original Harvest masters. In addition there are three rare US album versions of 'Medicine Man,' 'Harry's Song' and 'Someone There You Know,' along with five BBC Radio session tracks from July 1971 and March 1972, along with two rare John Lees demo recordings from 1971 and three mono reduction mixes made at Abbey Road studios in July 1971.  The set also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay and a replica poster.

 

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Various Artists/Peephole in My Brain - The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1971 ....import 3 CD Set $28.99

Various Artists/Peephole in My Brain - The British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1971 ....import 3 CD Set $28.99

Marc Bolan invented glam rock, David Bowie wore a dress on the front cover of his latest album, The Kinks provided the soundtrack for a film about a penis transplant, DJ Tony Blackburn chose a single by The Edgar Broughton Band as his Record of the Week, and Jonathan King was backed on Top of the Pops by Fairport Convention.  Peephole in My Brain documents the progressive-pop sounds of the year as the underground rock scene crossed over to the mainstream. Our 71 tracks from '71 include major hits for the likes of Curved Air, Atomic Rooster and John Kongos as well as a selection of key album cuts from Procol Harum, ELP, Magna Carta, Barclay James Harvest, Cressida, Help Yourself, Legend and many others.  We also include tracks that were first issued in 1971 but which would only make a mark later on: Status Quo would have to wait a while for 'Mean Girl' to hit the charts and Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs would find success twelve months later when 'Sea Side Shuffle' was reissued.  We disinter bona fide classic 45s from Kevin Ayers, Medicine Head, Wishful Thinking and The Move along with the song that Bowie wrote for his old friend Dana Gillespie, a clutch of righteously obscure but fascinating singles, a handful of essential singer / songwriter cuts and a raft of unissued-at-the-time nuggets from bands who existed outside of the major label pop bubble.   Featuring a 40-page booklet crammed with rare illustrations and the stories behind the songs, Peephole in My Brain is an essential addition to Grapefruit's acclaimed year-by-year series of late sixties / early seventies British rock and pop.

 

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Pinnacle Point/Symphony of Mind ....CD $20.99

Pinnacle Point/Symphony of Mind ....CD $20.99

2020 release. Pinnacle Point is a rock band whose music blends the sounds of melodic rock and epic, progressive, symphonic rock. The band's 2017 debut album Winds of Change climbed the album oriented rock charts and was voted top melodic rock album of the year for many rock music reviewers. The founding members are American lead singer, Jerome Mazza (Angelica) and Danish guitarist Torben Enevoldsen (Fate, Acacia Avenue, Section A).

 

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Jon Hassell/Seeing through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) ....CD $16.99

Jon Hassell/Seeing through Sound (Pentimento Volume Two) ....CD $16.99

2020 release. A companion piece to 2018's Listening To Pictures, this second volume in the pentimento series presents eight new tracks by the music visionary, continuing his lifelong exploration of the possibilities of recombination and musical gene-splicing. Pentimento is defined as the 'reappearance in a painting of earlier images, forms, or strokes that have been changed and painted over' and this is evident in the innovative production style that 'paints with sound' using overlapping nuances to create an undefinable and intoxicating new palette.

 

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Michael Landau/Liquid Quartet Live ....CD $16.99

Michael Landau/Liquid Quartet Live ....CD $16.99

Michael Landau will be releasing his brand new album 'Liquid Quartet Live' via The Players Club, a division of the Mascot Label Group. The album was recorded live at the world-famous Baked Potato Jazz Club in Los Angeles in November last year with his Liquid Quartet line-up of drummer Abe Laboriel Jr (Paul McCartney), bassist Jimmy Johnson (Alan Holdsworth) and on guitar and vocals, David Frazee (Burning Water). The intimacy oozes through the record, from the soft chitter-chatter, to the whoops, cheers, and "yeah" delights of the crowd. It's almost as if you are transported to one of the tightly packed tables in the front of the stage, soft lighting above your head watching the quartet perform in front of the back wall that's adorned with gig posters. The setlist features outings of some brand new songs (Well Let's Just See, Can't Walk Away from It Now) as well as some inspired renditions from his back catalogue; from his previous studio album 'Rock Bottom,' and from Renegade Creation, the band he formed with Robben Ford, as well as two instrumentals to finish the night.

 

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Pilot/Albums: Boxset ....import 4 CD Box Set $29.99

Pilot/Albums: Boxset ....import 4 CD Box Set $29.99

Four CD set. This set features all of the albums released by Pilot between 1974-77. Disc 1 is the debut From the Album of the Same Name, produced by Alan Parsons, which features the hit single 'Magic.'  Three bonus cuts have been added including the ultra-rare 'Ra-Ta-Ta' single recorded under the name Scotch Mist. The second disc is the album Second Flight. This features the international hit single 'January.'  One of the bonus tracks is the UK #31 hit single 'Just a Smile.' Disc three is 1976's Morin Heights album which includes the singles 'Canada,' 'Running Water' and 'Penny in My Pocket.' Amongst the bonus tracks are rare solo 45s from members Billy Lyall and David Paton. The final disc is 1977's Two's a Crowd album, previously only available on CD in Japan. Includes the singles 'Ten Feet Tall,' 'Monday Tuesday' and 'Get Up And Go.' The booklet includes detailed liner notes by History of Rock editor Michael Heatley (in a new interview with lead vocalist David Paton) plus picture sleeves from around the globe. In 1978 three members of the band joined The Alan Parson Project as well as performing on recordings by Kate Bush, 10cc, etc.

 

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Flo & Eddie/Illegal, Immoral & Fattening + Moving Targets ....import CD $17.99

Flo & Eddie/Illegal, Immoral & Fattening + Moving Targets ....import CD $17.99

Mark Volman (Flo) and Howard Kaylan (Eddie) were the original founding members of The Turtles and, when the band finished, they went on to an extraordinary career. Joining Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, they recorded several albums before branching out as session singers for T. Rex, Blondie, Alice Cooper and many others. These two Columbia albums were recorded in 1975 and 1976. Flo & Eddie reformed The Turtles in the 1980s, embarking on box office-busting tours. Digitally remastered and slipcased.

 

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show [45th Anniversary Edition] ....DVD $11.99
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [45th Anniversary Edition] ....Blu-Ray $15.99

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [45th Anniversary Edition] ....Blu-Ray $15.99

The horror-comedy-musical and quintessential cult movie follows hero Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and heroine Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) as a flat tire leads them to a bizarre castle and the "hospitality" of mad scientist Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry). Richard O'Brien (the show's author/composer), Patricia Quinn, Little Nell, and Meatloaf also star. Songs include "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite," and "Dammit Janet." U.K. version; 100 min./U.S. version; 98 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.

 

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Steve Lukather/Candyman ....import CD $14.99

Steve Lukather/Candyman ....import CD $14.99

CD reissue. Candyman, Steve Lukather's second solo album was released as a Los Lobotomys album. It's a collaboration of musicians who were mostly also in Lukather's bands Los Lobotomys and Toto. Most of the album he wrote with The Tubes frontman Fee Waybill and/or keyboard player David Garfield. One song is a Jimi Hendrix cover called "Freedom" and is sung by The Free and Bad Company front-man Paul Rodgers. The third track "Extinction Blues" is the pure Toto sound and "Party in Simon's Pants" is a monster drum and guitar fest, pure fusion. The album's closer is a tribute to Jeff Beck, simply called "Song for Jeff," pure brilliant with it's over seven minutes of length.

 

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Rose City Band/Summerlong ....CD $15.99

Rose City Band/Summerlong ....CD $15.99

2020 release. It is impossible to talk about modern psychedelic music without mentioning Ripley Johnson. As bandleader of Wooden Shjips and half of Moon Duo, Johnson has continually charted new cosmic paths that expand on the language of the genre. With Rose City Band, Johnson's songwriting and beautiful guitar lines take center stage. While his vocal treatment would be recognizable to any Wooden Shjips fan, the sparseness of the instrumentation lays bare the beauty of his writing. Shimmering guitar lines are free to shine, buoyed by driving rhythms. New to the mix are arrangements and instruments drawn directly from classic country, resulting in songs with more than a hint of twang. Buoyant and joyous, Summerlong is a captivating listen that leaves the listener yearning for more. The record is an ode to freedom, born of a musician stepping out of all routines and whose own liberation is communicated so completely in his music. Summerlong is a record that, taken in it's entirety, is an emphatic statement on the songwriting power of Ripley Johnson. Johnson's joy in every aspect of this album is delightfully infectious.

 

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Various Artists/West Meets East: Indian Music & Its Influence on the West ....import 3 CD Set $26.99

Various Artists/West Meets East: Indian Music & Its Influence on the West ....import 3 CD Set $26.99

In the fifties, the influence of Indian music on the West manifested itself in the work of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Eric Dolphy and Ornette Coleman: pioneer jazz musicians of a golden generation who were fascinated by its form and how it worked as a model of improvisation, the skill that lay at the heart of their own art. A decade later, It took the Beatles to catapult Indian music to the forefront of public awareness and make the sound of the sitar a common feature of popular culture in the West. Their engagement with the ancient classical music of the subcontinent started an avalanche of similar experiments in the rock and pop world, engendering what Ravi Shankar called 'the Sitar Explosion.' For a while, the sitar or some other element from Indian music was increasingly heard in the background of general texture of recordings by many famous British groups: the Rolling Stones, Traffic, Kinks, Yardbirds, to name but a few, while musicians working in the domestic folk-rock field such as Pentangle, the Incredible String Band, and the guitarist Davy Graham also picked up on it. In the United States, aspects of Indian music would be absorbed both by such psychedelic bands as The Byrds, The Doors, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane and by composers of new music, the minimalists: Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Steve Reich and Philip Glass. But Western fascination with Orientalism was not entirely new; it's piquancy is evident in the works of such impressionists as Claude Debussy, Benjamin Britten and Maurice Ravel, a composer considered to be the father of Exotica, whose sound world is at the heart of the works of Exotica's most formidable icons, Les Baxter and Martin Denny. This presentation comprises key recordings by major Western jazz, exotica and classical artists under the spell of Indian music and culture, combined with the long, perfumed recordings by Ravi Shankar and his Indian contemporaries which most influenced them.

The British Invasion: 5 Documentary Collection ....3 DVD Set $17.99

The British Invasion: 5 Documentary Collection ....3 DVD Set $17.99

This comprehensive documentary series chronicles the exhilarating musical journey affectionately known as The British Invasion. Includes five documentaries on three DVDs covering The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and more. Total run time 712 minutes.

 





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# 798

July 31, 2020

 

Hi, folks,

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

In Today's Newsletter

New Releases: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Brand X, Weather Report, Paul McCartney, Tin Machine, Vangelis, Klaus Schulze, The Psychedelic Furs, L. Shankar, Miles Davis, Morse Portnoy & George, Fruupp, July, The Residents, Anekdoten, Gosta Berlings Saga, The Groundhogs, Jerry Garcia & John Kahn, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, CPR, Edgar Winter Group, John Zorn, Haken, Epitaph, Gentle Storm, David Clayton-Thomas, Andreas Vollenweider, Dave Bainbridge, Joe Satriani, Andrew Gold, David Cunningham & Barrie Guard

 


New Releases

 

Jon Anderson/1000 Hands [Chapter One] ....CD $15.99

Jon Anderson/1000 Hands [Chapter One] ....CD $15.99

1000 Hands: Chapter One is the fifteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter and musician Jon Anderson. The album originates from sessions for a project to have been called Uzlot (a northern English pronunciation of "us lot") that Anderson had been recording in Big Bear, California, with Brian Chatton in around 1990. Chatton wrote most of the music, played keyboards and also sang. Anderson asked his then Yes bandmates Chris Squire and Alan White to play on the project too. At the time, Yes were preparing for a tour and Anderson put the master tapes in his garage and, as he has recounted, gave them very little thought for many years. In 2016, producer Michael Franklin contacted Anderson about using the tapes and finishing an album. Further recordings followed at Solar Studios in Orlando, Florida. Along with some newly written material, the final result is 1000 Hands. As the album title suggests, the album was created with a number of guest performers, including Steve Howe, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain, Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice, Rick Derringer, the Tower of Power horn section, violinists Jean-Luc Ponty, Jerry Goodman and Robby Steinhardt of Kansas, Chick Corea, Larry Coryell, Stuart Hamm, Billy Cobham and many more!

 

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Steve Howe/Love Is ....CD $14.99

Steve Howe/Love Is ....CD $14.99

To any rock music fan of the last 50 years, Steve Howe needs no introduction. Best known as the guitarist for progressive rock band Yes, he has enjoyed a prolific recording and performing career spanning five decades. In addition to his solo work, Steve has released more than 50 albums with bands such as Yes and Asia and guest appeared with the likes of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lou Reed and Queen. Love Is is Howe's 17th solo record, comprising ten songs: five with current Yes singer, Jon Davison, singing harmonies and playing bass guitar and five instrumental tracks rotating through the running order. The instrumentals keep a highly progressive rock guitar style to the fore, with songs that explore stories of lives lived and lives only just beginning. 'Love Is a River' is the central track, with several textural shifts, featuring a theme played on 12 string and steel guitars. Steve's son, Dylan, features on drums. Many years in the making, Love Is offers a consistently strong and polished listening experience, forging the very best from the writing and playing throughout.

 

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Brand X/Livevox [The Official Bootleg] ....import 6 CD Set $89.99

Brand X/Livevox [The Official Bootleg] ....import 6 CD Set $89.99

Japanese six-disc set features 2020 DSD mastering. This collection brings together six concerts performed during the classic era of Brand X from 1976 to 1979. These concerts include Ronnie Scott's in London in September 1976; Park West in Chicago, IL on November 11, 1978; Glass Onion in Rochester, NY on 28th 1977 (1st and 2nd sets); The Old Waldorf Theatre in San Francisco on 28th November, 1977; Karen Club in Gothenburg, Sweden on 20th August, 1978; and The Roxy Theatre on 23rd September, 1979.

 

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Weather Report/Live in Cologne 1983 ....DVD $18.99

Weather Report/Live in Cologne 1983 ....DVD $18.99

After Jaco Pastorius and Peter Erskine left the band, Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter decided to continue their successful project with a new rhythm set: drummer Omar Hakim, Victor Bailey on bass and percussionist Jose Rossy. Weather Report's Cologne concert shows the band in musical top form. In a more than two-hour show, the band sparks a firework of rhythm and melodies.

 

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Also Available

Weather Report/Live in Cologne 1983 ....2 CD Set $18.99

 

Paul McCartney/Flaming Pie [Remastered & Expanded] ....2 CD Set $19.99
Paul McCartney/Flaming Pie [Limited Deluxe Edition Remastered] ....5 CD + 2 DVD + Books Deluxe Boxed Set $249.99

Paul McCartney/Flaming Pie [Remastered & Expanded] ....2 CD Set $19.99

Flaming Pie is the 13th release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, personally supervised by McCartney and remastered at Abbey Road Studios. Originally released in 1997, the critically acclaimed & universally beloved solo album was produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne, and George Martin, featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney, and son James. Available here, the 2 CD features the original album remastered + 21 tracks of bonus audio.  The numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set is comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie at the Mill CD (Paul's hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In the World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath - including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more. Numbered cloth wrapped clamshell box.

 

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Tin Machine/Tin Machine II ....CD $14.99

Tin Machine/Tin Machine II ....CD $14.99

Originally released by Victory Music in 1991, Tin Machine II is the second and final studio album by Tin Machine. After this album and the supporting tour, frontman David Bowie resumed his solo career. Tin Machine II's reputation has only increased over the years. Uncut magazine placed the album on their list of 50 Great Lost Albums (their list of great albums not currently available for purchase), calling the album "extraordinary." As with all Bowie albums, there are plenty of strong tracks here to make this a must have. Opening track "Baby Universal" is pure Bowie. He re-recorded this track in 1996 for his 1997 album Earthling, but the track was not released on the album. It was eventually released in 2020 on the Bowie EP Is it Any Wonder?. The first single "You Belong in Rock n' Roll" was released ahead of the album and peaked at No. 33 in the UK. The second single "Baby Universal" achieved success on the Modern Rock chart in the USA, where it reached No. 21, and the third and last single "One Shot" became an even bigger hit, reaching No. 3. The album's cover (which was censored for it's original USA release!) was created by Edward Bell, who had previously worked with Bowie in making artwork for Scary Monsters. The CD features the hidden & unlisted track "Hammerhead (instrumental)."

 

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Vangelis/The Gift ....CD $15.99

Vangelis/The Gift ....CD $15.99

The Gift is a 76+ minutes greatest hits starting in 1975 with Heaven and Hell featuring Vangelis' first collaboration with Jon Anderson, the transcendent ballad 'So Long Ago, So Clear,' and also adds an excerpt from the lengthy original 'Heaven and Hell Part II.' Music from Heaven and Hell and Albedo 0.39 (1976) was featured extensively in the TV series Cosmos, and The Gift presents the theme from the series, plus the outstanding tracks 'Pulstar' and 'Alpha.' Having had a career in music spanning over 50 years and having composed and performed more than 50 albums, Vangelis is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of progressive music, electronic music and soundtracks.

 

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Klaus Schulze/La Vie Electronique 4 ....import 3 CD Set $25.99

Klaus Schulze/La Vie Electronique 4 ....import 3 CD Set $25.99

Re-launch of the successful and famous "La Vie Electronique" series by Klaus Schulze. Each Volume contains 3 CDs and an extended booklet with fotos and extended linernnnotes. MIG will gradually make the out-of-print volumes available again. "La Vie Electonique Vol. 4" contains music from Schulzes "golden era" in the mid '70s.

 

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The Psychedelic Furs/Made of Rain ....CD $14.99

The Psychedelic Furs/Made of Rain ....CD $14.99

The groundbreaking British band's eighth studio album and first new album in nearly three decades. Founded by visionary singer/lyricist Richard Butler and his brother, bassist Tim Butler, The Psychedelic Furs are among the most significant and lasting bands of the post-punk era, their remarkable canon encompassing seven milestone studio albums and such classic singles as We Love You, Sister Europe, Love My Way, The Ghost in You, Pretty in Pink, Heaven, Heartbreak Beat, and All that Money Wants, to name but a few. Made of Rain sees the band returning to the fray as relevant and original as ever before, fueled by their always innovative sonic approach and Richard Butler's evocative, masterful songwriting. Produced by longtime associate Richard Fortus and mixed by Tim Palmer, magnificent reiterations of The Psychedelic Furs distinct, desperate wall of sound, melding haunting melodies and driving rhythms with ambition, aggression, and subversive lyrical power.

 

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L. Shankar/Chepleeri Dream ....CD $14.99

L. Shankar/Chepleeri Dream ....CD $14.99

Revered violin player and vocalist L. Shankar proudly presents his newest album featuring a host of groundbreaking artists!  Includes guest performances by Korn's Jonathan Davis, Tony Levin, Scott Page of Supertramp & Pink Floyd, Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, and others! L. Shankar is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer and a musical genius who has collaborated with giants such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more!

 

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Miles Davis/The Lost Septet ....2 CD Set $18.99

Miles Davis/The Lost Septet ....2 CD Set $18.99

Two CD set. The company that brought you the #1 jazz album 'Miles Davis: The Lost Quintet' is delighted to release this follow up album; the second in an amazing trilogy. "If you are going to change your music, you gotta change your band," Miles Davis said. And he never stood still. The incredible seven-piece band, The Lost Septet, never recorded in the studio but we are lucky that they did a European tour in October / November 1971. This double album captures one of the best performances on that tour, only previously broadcast on radio, at the Wiener Konzerthaus, in Vienna on 5th November. The line-up for this incredible show features: Miles Davis - trumpet, Gary Bartz - soprano & alto sax, Keith Jarrett - electric piano, organ, Michael Henderson - electric bass, Ndugu Leon Chancler - drums, Charles Don Alias - percussion, James Mtume Foreman - percussion. Miles Davis' last recording in the studio was the Jack Johnston album although he was still going through more changes in music, slowly moving on to more of a rock sound than jazz (his friendship with Jimi Hendrix was a big infuence). "We were as intense as any rock band and just as loud," remembers Gary Bartz. Miles showcased music on this tour from various albums such as In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew also Jack Johnston and also Live Evil. The Lost Septet were informed by this increasingly rock background and Miles himself was playing with a wah-wah pedal, which made him sound more like a guitar. In the older days, Miles Davis played in the middle register, but now with The Lost Septet he produced more high notes, and his playing style and that of the band would reflect that new style delivery. Unmissable.

Morse Portnoy & George/Cov3r to Cov3r ....import CD $22.99
Morse Portnoy & George/Cover to Cover Anthology (Vol.1-3) ....import 3 CD Set $31.99

Morse Portnoy & George/Cov3r to Cov3r ....import CD $22.99                Morse Portnoy & George/Cover to Cover Anthology (Vol.1-3) ....import 3 CD Set $31.99

In the third instalment of the Cover to Cover series, the trio of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George cover the work of David Bowie, King Crimson, Ringo Starr, Gerry Rafferty, Lenny Kravitz, Squeeze and more.  Including a rendition of No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed featuring Yes vocalist Jon Davidson on vocals.  If you missed the first two releases in this series, don't despair!  On their Cover To Cover series, the trio of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George covered songs from such greats as, Paul McCartney, King Crimson, Cream, The Who, Jethro Tull, Yes, Steely Dan, and many more.  Cover To Cover Anthology (Vol.1-3) brings together remastered and resequenced music from 2003-2005, plus the brand new Cov3r To Cov3r.  Limited 3CD in digipak with slipcase.

 

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Fruupp/Maid in Ireland: Best of Fruupp ....import CD $18.99

Fruupp/Maid in Ireland: Best of Fruupp ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered collection that celebrates the best of the legendary Irish Progressive Rock band Fruupp. Formed in Belfast in 1971, the band featured Pete Farrelly (bass guitar, flute, lead vocals), Vincent McCusker (lead guitar, vocals), Stephen Houston (keyboards, oboe, vocals) and Martin Foye (drums, percussion). The band signed with Pye Records' Progressive label Dawn in 1973 and were a much-loved act on the British concert circuit, sharing billings with such luminaries as Genesis, ELO, Hawkwind, Man, Supertramp, Queen et al. The band's first album "Future Legends" was issued in October that year and saw the band gain a loyal following. The band's follow up album, "Seven Secrets," was issued in April 1974 and was a wonderful exercise in symphonic and melodic rock, the album was highly acclaimed upon release. Released in November 1974, "The Prince of Heaven's Eyes" was Fruupp's third album and their most ambitious to date, being a conceptual work. Prior to the recording of the band's fourth album, keyboard player Stephen Houston departed the band to be replaced by John Mason on keyboards, vibes and vocals. "Modern Masquerades" would be Fruupp's final album and was produced by former King Crimson member Ian McDonald and was arguably one of their most polished works. This new assortment has been compiled by Fruupp lyricist and manager Paul Charles, who has also written a new essay for the illustrated booklet and has been remastered from the original master tapes.

 

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July/The Complete Recordings ....import 6 CD Box Set $44.99

July/The Complete Recordings ....import 6 CD Box Set $44.99

Released by the Major Minor label in 1968, the self-titled July album has long been acknowledged by genre enthusiasts as one of the classic UK psychedelic one-shots, mixing the ambition and experimentation of "Sgt. Pepper" with a lo-fi charm and endearing garage band artlessness and one of the earliest appearances on record of Jon Field and Tony Duhig who went on to create Jade Warrior. It is also one of the most hotly-pursued artefacts of the British psychedelic era. Our definitive 6-CD overview of the band's activities includes newly-remastered versions of the album in both mono and stereo formats as well as the various single issues, including a completely different recording of album nugget 'The Way.' Disc Three contains "The Second of July," a collection of pre-album demos that appeared in the mid-Nineties to capitalise on the band's growing reputation as original copies of their LP began to sell for increasingly large sums of money. The remainder of the boxed set consists of more recent July recordings following their triumphant return to live work a few years ago. Disc Four is the aborted album "Temporal Anomaly," which was recorded circa 2010 but which gains a first-ever release, while Disc 5 is the appropriately-titled "Resurrection," which received a limited release in 2013. Disc Six comprises the latest July magnum opus, "The Wight Album," which has been pieced together over the last few years by Tom Newman and Peter Cook at Tom's recording studio on the Isle of Wight. Now finally completed, "The Wight Album" - described by Tom as "the greatest July album" - brings the July story bang up to date. Housed in a clamshell box, and with a 40-page booklet containing a 7000 word essay on the band featuring new quotes and some priceless period photos, The Complete Recordings is an epic look at the studio activities of one of the biggest cults to emerge from the original British psychedelic scene.

 

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The Residents/Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog ....import 2 CD $23.99

The Residents/Metal, Meat & Bone: The Songs of Dyin' Dog ....import 2 CD $23.99

Realizing a career-long ambition, The Residents finally explore 'The Blues.'   Having been turned on to the music of lost bluesman Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog, the group presents their interpretations of all ten of Snow's known recordings, alongside several new compositions inspired by his work.  Fans will be familiar with The Residents' love of cover versions and imposing themselves on the material of countless seminal artists. Metal, Meat & Bone sees the group take that approach a step further, having discovered a previously unknown artist on their own doorstep and found themselves moved to record their own tribute to his work.  A collision of the pain of the wounded bluesman and the subversive and unpredictable sound of this most unique of bands.

 

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Anekdoten/Nucleus ....CD $14.99

Anekdoten/Nucleus ....CD $14.99

The 1995 second album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten, following 1993's debut 'Vemod' (a classic in the underground scene, blending the progressive attack and symphonic darkness of King Crimson with the sensibility and beauty of Nordic songwriting). Nothing about the perhaps naive 'Vemod' could have prepared the listener for the shocking verification that came with 'Nucleus.' Over those two years, the quartet's artistic voices had been brought to perfection, resulting in an album that simply cannot be compared to any other record. It's sheer power, originality, excessive cravings, mayhem, complexity, elegy, intelligent chord-and time-changes, variety and weird tonality mark the first point in history where Anekdoten present themselves as a unique entity. 'Nucleus' is like a musical painting of The Beauty and the Beast. The mixture of brutal, dissonant riffs and fragile, extraordinary melody-lines is a work of genius. State-of-the-art rock does not get any better than this.'Nucleus' will be released in a digipak with 8-page booklet and was remastered in 2020 by Hans Fredriksson.

 

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Gosta Berlings Saga/Konkret Musik ....import CD $21.99

Gosta Berlings Saga/Konkret Musik ....import CD $21.99

Swedish band Gosta Berlings Saga returns with its sixth studio album.  Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal, Konkret Musik contains 12 explosive instrumental tracks that display a truly unique mix of progressive rock, synth minimalism and otherworldly melodies.

 

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The Groundhogs/Split ....CD $15.99

The Groundhogs/Split ....CD $15.99

The second of three ground-breaking albums by the ultimate power trio who morphed blues into hard rock. A much-loved opus with a side-long concept piece. A bona fide inspirational rock classic. 'Tony McPhee has turned to anarchic paranoid battlegrounds of the mind for inspiration,' Melody Maker. And a second side that delivers the mighty 'Cherry Red,' McPhee's take on The Beatles' 'A Day In the Life,' a sideswipe at junk food and a glorious interpretation of John Lee Hooker's 'Groundhogs Blues.' 'Both musically and lyrically, 'Split' speaks for a lost time, a nomad time when ideals took to the hoof and musicians stayed on the road rather than confront the fact that the '60s 'war' had been lost.' Julian Cope 'Supercharged, fractured and raging.' MOJO. Remastered and packaged with out-takes from the original sessions that spawned this spontaneous monster.

 

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Jerry Garcia & John Kahn/GarciaLive Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz ....CD $14.99

Jerry Garcia & John Kahn/GarciaLive Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz ....CD $14.99

GarciaLive Volume 14 showcases a buoyant acoustic performance from Jerry Garcia and longtime friend/bassist John Kahn during the middle of a rare duo tour. Recorded on January 27, 1986 at The Ritz in New York City, Garcia and Kahn deliver two exquisite sets featuring Grateful Dead favorites ("Ripple," "Friend of the Devil," "Dire Wolf," and "Bird Song," among others), spirited takes on Bob Dylan's "When I Paint My Masterpiece" and "Simple Twist of Fate," and more from Garcia's songbook.

 

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Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen/Bear's Sonic Journals: Found in the Ozone ....2 CD Set $24.99

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen/Bear's Sonic Journals: Found in the Ozone ....2 CD Set $24.99

The latest entry in the Bear's Sonic Journals series of live releases is this offering of Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. Found in the Ozone was recorded at the Family Dog at the Great Highway on March 28, 1970.  The Owsley Stanley Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of "Bear's Sonic Journals," Owsley's archive of more than 1,300 live concert soundboard recordings from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including recordings by Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and more than 80 other artists across nearly every musical idiom. These analog reel-to-reel recordings are nearing the end of their expected shelf lives and will deteriorate and be lost forever if they are not preserved.

 

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CPR/CPR ....CD $12.99
CPR/Just Like Gravity ....CD $12.99

CPR/CPR ....CD $12.99                CPR/CPR ....CD $12.99

Formed in 1996, CPR are David Crosby, Jeff Pevar and James Raymond.  Their two original studio albums are now repackaged and rereleased on CD. Each package includes a brand new essay written by acclaimed journalist Steve Silberman following interviews with all three band members.

 

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Edgar Winter Group/They Only Come Out at Night ....import CD $15.99

Edgar Winter Group/They Only Come Out at Night ....import CD $15.99

Edgar Winter is the younger brother of blues singer Johnny Winter and an accomplished musician and songwriter in his own rite. "They Only Come Out at Night" was released in 1972 and features the The McCoys founding members Rick Derringer and Randy Jo Hobbs. The album's tracks goes from the hard guitar-driven rock of "Frankenstein," "Free Ride," and "Undercover Man" to the pop-sounding "Alta Mira" to the steel guitars played by Derringer and the almost country sound of "Round & Round." Every song here is such a joy to listen to. But then, how could they have missed? Besides the talented Winter you have guitarist Ronnie Montrose and Dan Hartman ("Relight My Fire" and "Instant Replay") as part of the group.

 

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John Zorn/Les Maudits ....CD $18.99

John Zorn/Les Maudits ....CD $18.99

2020 release. Demolishing all boundaries and pushing the artistic envelope beyond all expectations Ubu is one of Zorn's greatest and most outrageous creations, a bizarre musical portrait of the subversive writer Alfred Jarry and his powerful Pataphyisical figure Ubu. The Ubu plays were a powerful precursor to many of the European avantgarde experiments of the early 20th century (Dada, Surrealism, Theatre of the Absurd, Futurism, postmodernism) and Zorn captures the vulgar, rebellious, gluttonous, childish and revolutionary spirit of Ubu in this major new studio composition. Accompanying this work are two pieces performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of David Fulmer. A concerto grosso in three movements inspired by the work of radical French poet Charles Baudelaire, and Oviri ('savage' in Tahitian) a touching elegy to Paul Gauguin, the influential and complex artist who helped redefine painting in the 20th century.

Haken/Virus ....import 2 CD Set $19.99

Haken/Virus ....import 2 CD Set $19.99

2020's Virus is perhaps the most eclectic Haken album to date, featuring seven ambitious tracks that reveal influences from multiple genres, all intertwined with the band's instantly recognisable sound. The second disc includes instrumental mixes of all the tracks.

 

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Epitaph/Five Decades of Classic Rock ....import 3 CD Set $23.99

Epitaph/Five Decades of Classic Rock ....import 3 CD Set $23.99

In 2020 Epitaph celebrated their 50th anniversary. Reason enough to celebrate this with a new album and corresponding tour. The new album contains the best of Five Decades of Classic Rock in a 3 CD box and is the culmination of their 50-year journey through the world of rock. This very varied and personal musical statement takes the listener from the cellars of the Fantasio Club in Dortmund to the leading rock and blues venues of Chicago, with all the trials, tribulations, successes and broken dreams that have made Epitaph what they are today: a top-flight, classic rock band. Only a handful of German rock bands can be described as legendary, and Epitaph is definitely one of them. Founded in 1969, in the '70s they wrote music history. They were the first German band to tour the USA several times, producing their album "Outside the Law" in Chicago in 1974. They made their name in Germany with TV appearances on Beat Club and Rockpalast.

 

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Gentle Storm/The Diary ....import 2 CD Set $28.99

Gentle Storm/The Diary ....import 2 CD Set $28.99

The Diary is the debut studio album by the Dutch band The Gentle Storm, consisting of composer and guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen and singer and lyricist Anneke van Giersbergen. It was released in 2015. A concept album about a love story set in the 17th century, The Diary consists of two discs, each with the same track list: the "Gentle" side of the album consists of acoustic, softer, folk-oriented versions of the songs, while the "Storm" side of the album is made of heavy metal versions of the songs with progressive and symphonic elements.

 

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David Clayton-Thomas/David Clayton-Thomas [1972] + Tequila Sunrise + David Clayton-Thomas [1973] ....import 2 CD Set $18.99

David Clayton-Thomas/David Clayton-Thomas [1972] + Tequila Sunrise + David Clayton-Thomas [1973] ....import 2 CD Set $18.99

Blood, Sweat & Tears' singer Clayton Thomas' two Columbia albums from 1972 and his RCA self-titled LP from 1973. A talented singer and writer (with 'Spinning Wheel' being his biggest hit), Clayton-Thomas filled these abums with many of his own compositions. In 1974 he rejoined BS&T, staying until 1981. He rejoined again in 1984 before leaving (again) in 2004. David Clayton-Thomas continues to gig and record in his native Canada. Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with extensive new notes.

 

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Andreas Vollenweider/Behind the Gardens - Behind the Wall - Under the Tree ....import CD $28.99

Andreas Vollenweider/Behind the Gardens - Behind the Wall - Under the Tree ....import CD $28.99

Re-release of this classic long out of print recording. Back again with the original sound of the early 1980s. ''Behind the Gardens - Behind the Wall - Under the Tree'' was the first album by Andreas Vollenweider that brought him global success and fame. After its release in 1981 it provided the worldwide breakthrough of this exceptional artist and sold millions and millions of copies. At the request of Andreas Vollenweider this recording is being re-issued just as it was released in 1981. The original sound without artificially high BIT rates.

 

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Dave Bainbridge/The Remembering ....import CD $17.99

Dave Bainbridge/The Remembering ....import CD $17.99

An evocative and atmospheric first collection of solo piano improvisations from this member of the progressive band Iona. "Bainbridge's style is contemporary, yet imbued with the dynamic spirit of Ravel and Debussy, with a thrilling dash of Bill Evans... an album that's pure class from first note to last" (Prog Magazine). "Ever since studying music, art and art history as teenager I've been fascinated by the French impressionist movement, both in art and music. The idea of capturing a fleeting scene, a brief moment in time, or a feeling evoked by a place or a person, has resonated with me throughout my musical life. Most people can link powerful memories to a certain piece of music, a picture, an aroma. Even when my mam was unable to remember words or people's names as Alzheimer's took hold, she was still able to remember how to play tunes on her accordion. In a sense, all the pieces on this album are impressions, a brief moment in time interpreted through the medium of music."

 

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Joe Satriani/Engines of Creation ....import CD $14.99

Joe Satriani/Engines of Creation ....import CD $14.99

This is a very progressive, modern rock record that deserves some respect and recognition. "Devil's Slide" is an awesome opener, "Flavor Crystal" and "Borg Sex" continue to rock, and then things get mellow with "Until We Say Goodbye." This is certainly a well-balanced record. It's surprising how much the keys, percussion, and programming actually make this album. In the end, the guitar edges out the synthesizers, with leads as piercing as ever, sometimes more so, as if Satriani is driven to invent the state-of-the-art instruments required for consciousness-altering laser surgery. With this release, Joe got his foot into a modern and nice sound and continues to sound relevant.

 

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Andrew Gold/Lonely Boy - The Asylum Years Anthology ....import 6 CD + DVD Box Set $55.99

Andrew Gold/Lonely Boy - The Asylum Years Anthology ....import 6 CD + DVD Box Set $55.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of Lonely Boy - The Asylum Years Anthology, a newly re-mastered seven disc boxed set featuring all of the solo albums released by legendary singer - songwriter Andrew Gold on the Asylum label between 1975 and 1980.  Andrew Gold's recorded legacy is now celebrated with this boxed set featuring 73 tracks on six CDs, including the albums Andrew Gold, What's Wrong with this Picture, All This and Heaven Too and Whirlwind; all newly re-mastered from the original Asylum Records master tapes, along with a disc of out-takes and rarities from the album sessions and a CD comprising 18 live tracks (17 previously unreleased) drawn from a concert at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles in 1977 and a BBC TV concert recorded in London in November 1976 for the classic series The Old Grey Whistle Test. It also includes an additional 80 minute DVD (NTSC - Region Free) featuring six promotional videos, the complete BBC Old Grey Whistle Test concert recorded in November 1976 and broadcast in March 1977 and a special Andrew Gold feature from the show first broadcast in 1978 - all of which are previously unreleased. The set also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet and a poster.  Lonely Boy is a fitting tribute to Andrew Gold, a much missed master of his craft.

 

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David Cunningham & Barrie Guard/Zina [Original Soundtrack] ....import CD $17.99

David Cunningham & Barrie Guard/Zina [Original Soundtrack] ....import CD $17.99

Zina is a 1985 award-winning film directed by Ken McMullen. It tells a story of a twentieth century Antigone, Zinaida Volkova (Domiziana Giordano), daughter of Leon Trotsky. David Cunningham is a composer and music producer from Northern Ireland. He is probably best known to a rock and roll audience for his work with the massively peculiar experimental band 'The Flying Lizards,' but from about 1993 Cunningham began to make installations in which sounds within an architectural space were picked up by a microphone and then fed back into the space; the presence of an audience altered both the shape of the space and the sounds within it. A work of this type, The Listening Room, was installed in the Queen's Powder Magazine on Goat Island in Sydney Harbour during the Sydney Biennale of 1998. Barrie Guard however is a British composer known for working in a more conventional medium. What happens when these two composers work together? You will just have to listen to this extraordinarily emotive album to find out.

 

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Gary

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# 797

July 24, 2020

 

Hi, folks,

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

In Today's Newsletter

New Releases: Anthony Phillips, Frank Zappa and the Mothers, Steve Hackett, John Hackett and Various Artists, Dave Cousins & The Blue Angel Orchestra, Strawbs, Kayak, Kansas, Be Bop Deluxe, Keith Relf, Todd Rundgren, Brian Auger, Nektar, Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Colin Bass & Daniel Biro, Judy Dyble, Andy Summers, Magenta, Magenta, Toyah & The Humans, Kraut: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 Teil 2, New Trolls, Anekdoten, Yynot, Pretenders, Sparks, Grateful Dead, Bad Company, Sonar & David Torn, Jumbo, Nick D'Virgilio, Long Distance Calling, Elbow, Trevor Rabin, Lonely Robot, K. Leimer, Irmin Schmidt, Abel Ganz, Echo Rain, Foghat, Steve Roach, Noveller, Momus, John Zorn, Chris Frantz, Go Go Mania (aka Pop Gear), That'll Be the Day

 


New Releases

Anthony Phillips/The Living Room Concert [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Anthony Phillips/The Living Room Concert [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of The Living Room Concert by original Genesis guitarist and celebrated solo artist and composer Anthony Phillips.  Originally released in May 1995, the album featured highlights of a live solo performance by Anthony which was recorded on March 21st 1993 as part of the Living Room Concert Series for the US Radio programme Echoes, a daily programme of contemporary instrumental music. The show was broadcast on 120 public radio stations in America on 25th June 1993.  For the performance Anthony selected a number of acoustic guitar and piano pieces for the performance, drawing mainly on tracks originally released on the albums The Geese and The Ghost, Private Parts and Pieces and A Catch at The Tables, along with two pieces from New England, the eighth volume in the Private Parts & Pieces series and a solo 12-string version of the first movement of a Guitar Quintet that he had composed in 1976, which had subsequently been scored with parts for strings and wind instruments; Conversation Piece.  Unavailable on CD for many years, The Living Room concert has been remastered and expanded to include three previously unreleased tracks recorded for the original broadcast, Jaunty Roads, Let Us Now Make Love and Lucy: An Illusion.  This Esoteric Recordings edition restores the original artwork and includes new liner notes by Anthony Phillips archivist Jon Dann.

 

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers/The Mothers 1970 ....4 CD Box Set $55.99

Frank Zappa and the Mothers/The Mothers 1970 ....4 CD Box Set $55.99

A 4-CD collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Mothers with 70 unreleased tracks. Personnel includes Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (Flo & Eddie), George Duke, Ian Underwood, Jeff Simmons and Aynsley Dunbar. Featuring unheard studio sessions from Trident Studios in London England with engineer Roy Thomas Baker, and historical live performances mostly captured by Zappa's own tape recorder. Clam Shell Box with 4 discs, booklet and a button.

 

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Steve Hackett, John Hackett and Various Artists/Welcome Steve! [Dusk Day #4] ....import DVD $38.99

Steve Hackett, John Hackett and Various Artists/Welcome Steve! [Dusk Day #4] ....import DVD $38.99

"Back in 2005 here at the Genesis Club Rex House Umbria when we organzed the first Dusk Day with the full help of people like Massimo Achilli, Mario Giammetti (the invaluable leader of the well known Dusk magazine), Mino Profumo and Simone Mazzilli, our initial idea was just a small gathering amongst fans. Since then the concept has evolved throughout the years and transformed itself to this unmissalble event for Genesis fans and the town of Orvieto. Of course we never hoped to see on our stage a piece of Genesis history, but this dream came true on September 20th, 2008, when we all cheered Steve Hackett to a huge standing ovation. This is the story of this unforgettable emotional moment. Welcome Steve!"  Includes performances by Steve Hackett, John Hackett, Marco Lo Muscio, After Genesis, Graziano Romani, Bernardo Lanzetti (of PFM and Acqua Fragile), The Lamb and The Dusk Day Band.

 

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Dave Cousins & The Blue Angel Orchestra/The Boy in the Sailor Suit [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Dave Cousins & The Blue Angel Orchestra/The Boy in the Sailor Suit [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered and expanded edition of the 2007 solo album by Strawbs founder Dave Cousins.  The Boy in the Sailor Suit was Cousins' second solo album, appearing thirty-five years after his first solo outing Two Weeks Last Summer. The album was a fine collection of personal songs and was produced by Chris Tsangarides.  For the recording sessions Dave Cousins assembled a fine cast of musicians; Miller Anderson (guitar), Chas Cronk (bass), Ian Cutler (fiddle) and Chris Hunt (drums) with guests Chris Ball (piano), Tony Attwood (organ) and Elizabeth & Francis Tophill (vocal harmonies). The ensemble was to be known as The Blue Angel Orchestra (a reference to the epic track on Cousins' first solo album).  Following a few days rehearsal in Teddington, the album was recorded and mixed in just a week at Chris Tsangarides' studio in Kent, with most tracks recorded live, giving the album a fine spontaneity. The finished album was widely praised upon its release by both Strawbs fans and critics.  Unavailable for some years, The Boy in the Sailor Suit has been newly re-mastered and expanded to include three bonus tracks featuring live performances of songs from the album, recorded in the USA in 2008 and in the UK in 2009.  This release features the original artwork and booklet liner notes by Dave Cousins.

 

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Strawbs/Burning for You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Strawbs/Burning for You [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1977 album Burning for You by the Strawbs. Recorded at Relight Studios in the Netherlands in March 1977, the album was the band's second for the recently established Oyster Records (formed by Deep Purple member Roger Glover). For the recording sessions the line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, acoustic guitars), Dave Lambert (vocals, electric guitars), Chas Cronk (bass, guitars, vocals) and Rod Coombes (drums) was augmented by Robert Kirby (mellotron, electric piano, synthesiser & acoustic guitar) and John Mealing (keyboards). The initial recording sessions were supervised by Jeffrey Lesser who had previously worked with the band on the Deep Cuts album the previous year. Burning for You featured many fine compositions written mainly by Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk, spawning a hit single in Back in the Old Routine and also featured the Dave Lambert song Heartbreaker. This Esoteric Recordings expanded edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features four bonus tracks, including an early version of the song Joey and Me (later to feature on the band's 1978 album Deadlines), two out-takes from the album sessions and the song Heartbreaker (a different composition from the song featured on Burning for You), from the 1977 Intergalactic Touring Band concept album project. The release restores the original artwork and includes a new essay by Dave Cousins, making this the definitive edition of Burning for You.

 

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Strawbs/Heartbreak Hill [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Strawbs/Heartbreak Hill [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic "lost" Strawbs album Heartbreak Hill. Recorded in 1978 at Ringo Starr's Startling Studios, the album was recorded at a time of change for the band. Seeking to rethink their approach (following the release of the album Deadlines), the sessions would feature a line-up of Dave Cousins (vocals, guitar), Chas Cronk (bass, vocals), Andy Richards (keyboards), Tony Fernandez (drums) and Jo Partridge (guitars, mandolin, vocals). Recording sessions began with Dave Lambert in the ranks, but his departure after the recording of the song "Something for Nothing" led to the recruitment of Jo Partridge. The album would also see the guest appearance of Miller Anderson on guitar and vocals on the song 'We Can Make It Together.' Despite the fraught nature of the beginning of the recordings, the finished work was a fine progressive rock album. Alas, upon completion, Strawbs found themselves without management or a record deal and Heartbreak Hill would remain unreleased in any form until 1995 when a CD was prepared from a 7 ˝ ips copy tape. The discovery of the original master tapes in 2006 saw a new re-release of the album. Now, Heartbreak Hill has been newly re-mastered and features four bonus tracks, including two David Cousins home demos from 1978 and live recordings of 'Heartbreak Hill' and 'Starting Over' from The Strawbs 40th anniversary celebration in September 2009 performed by the line-up who recorded the original album. The release includes a new essay by Dave Cousins, making this the definitive edition of Heartbreak Hill.

 

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Kayak/The First Five ....import 6 CD Box Set $42.99

Kayak/The First Five ....import 6 CD Box Set $42.99

Kayak's first 5 albums collected in a CD box set including See See the Sun, Kayak, Royal Red Bouncer, The Last Encore and Starlight Dancer and supplemented with a bonus CD with singles (A & B sides) from the period 1973-1978 that are not on the albums. Each album is packed in a cardboard sleeve (wallet) with the original artwork. The accompanying 12-page booklet contains vintage photos and extensive liner notes by Robert Haagsma.

 

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Kansas/The Absence of Presence ....CD $15.99
Kansas/The Absence of Presence [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $18.99
Kansas/The Absence of Presence [Limited Deluxe Artbook Edition] ....import CD + Blu-Ray $55.99

Kansas/The Absence of Presence [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + Blu-Ray $18.99

With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. The band is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. With no signs of slowing down, Kansas continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world. The summer of 2020 marks the release of "The Absence of Presence," Kansas's sixteenth studio album. The wide-ranging progressive rock album, released by InsideOut Music, follows-up 2016's "The Prelude Implicit," which debuted at #14 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. The Deluxe Edition includes a Blu-Ray with a 5.1 mix of the entire album along with every track in Hi-Res Stereo.

 

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Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $21.99
Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Deluxe Box Set Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Box Set $74.99

Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $21.99

From Esoteric Recordings comes this limited four disc (3cd/1dvd) deluxe box set edition of Axe Victim, the 1974 debut studio album by Be Bop Deluxe.  The album is re-mastered from the original tapes and includes 2020 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Stephen W Tayler plus previously unreleased BBC sessions from 1973 and 1974, including a lost John Peel session, both sides of the rare Smile Records single released by the band in 1973 prior to being signed to EMI and the previously unreleased audition session for Decca Records from December 1973.  The deluse box set also includes a 68 page book with many previously unseen photographs and an essay of recollections by Bill Nelson and a facsimile record store poster and postcards.  This set is a glorious celebration of a wonderful debut album and a fine tribute to the creative vision of Bill Nelson.

 

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Keith Relf/All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976 ....import CD $24.99

Keith Relf/All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976 ....import CD $24.99

Repertoire Records proudly present All the Falling Angels, a collection of recordings featuring the late Keith Relf, former vocalist/guitarist with the Yardbirds and the original lineup of Renaissance. With his blond hair, dark sunglasses, and frail, moody vocal style, Keith Relf brought a mystique to the Yardbirds that was a huge element of their image and sound. That cool, cerebral, soulful approach continued with the music he made after the Yardbirds, all the way up until his tragic death in 1976 at the age of just 33. All the Falling Angels is a carefully selected collection of Keith's work as a solo artist and in collaboration with fellow Yardbird Jim McCarty and his sister Jane Relf (both of whom were also part of the original Renaissance lineup). It includes previously unreleased demos from Keith's personal tape archive, along with rare tracks by Together, the duo he formed with McCarty in 1968, his hard to find 1966 solo singles, and much more. 24 tracks total.

 

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Todd Rundgren/Box O' Todd ....3 CD Set $19.99

Todd Rundgren/Box O' Todd ....3 CD Set $19.99

Special limited edition collector's box featuring previously unreleased recordings from the early '70s by legendary guitarist/songwriter/producer, Todd Rundgren! This unique box features both stripped down solo performances by Rundgren as well as full band recordings with The Hello People, and includes some of Rundgren's most well-known songs including "Hello, It's Me," "I Saw The Light," "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" and many more! In addition to three full-length CDs, the box set comes with a full set of insightful liner notes by Dave Thompson, full color photos, a signature guitar pick, 3 collectible pins, and a backstage pass!

 

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Brian Auger/Introspection ....3 CD Box Set $29.99

Brian Auger/Introspection ....3 CD Box Set $29.99

3 CDS / 35 Songs / 18 Previously Unreleased Performances. The Beastie Boys when describing Brian Auger said it best; 'Those who remain oblivious to the obvious delights of Brian Auger's Oblivion Express do so at their own risk!' The legendary Brian Auger has returned with this 3 disc 50 year career retrospective. Since the early '60s Auger has proven to be a restless, wandering musical spirit, and this collection is the proof in the pudding that his enormous talent and vision have warranted - and continue to warrant - his participation in multiple genres as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and arranger who has successfully and effortlessly blurred the lines between jazz, blues, R&B, funk, soul, fusion, and rock. His voice is clearly recognizable to his millions of fans. With over 20 albums to his name, Brian Auger has accumulated Grammy Nominations, 10 albums charting in Billboards Hot 100, a #1 single, and the title of 'The Godfather of Acid Jazz.' Brian's bands over the years have featured Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and even Jimi Hendrix. In addition, Brian has recorded with great luminaries as The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney and more. Introspection is an indispensable compendium for the collector and a welcomed introduction for the novice. This is the Auger collection everyone needs to own.

 

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Nektar/Book of Days [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $18.99

Nektar/Book of Days [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD Set $18.99

Special Deluxe Edition reissue of the 2008 album by prog rock icons Nektar! This reissue features a brand new remastering of the entire album plus a bonus disc of Nektar frontman Roye Albrighton's only solo album, The Follies of Rupert Treacle, which has also been digitally remastered! Packaged in a deluxe 6-panel digipak!

 

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Edgar Froese/Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure ....import Book $64.99

Edgar Froese/Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure ....import Book $64.99

Edgar Froese, composer, musician, artist and notable pioneer in the area of electronic music, looks back over many years of music history and the band that had a major influence on his life: Tangerine Dream. The will to unconditionally revolutionize sound itself correlated inescapably with the awakening of the new, leaving the stench of the1950s behind and creating a completely new consciousness for the post-war generation. Told totally in the style of the spirit of the '60s, the reader becomes magically immersed in an unsettling but fascinating universe, marked among other things, encounters and collaborations with the greats from the worlds of art, film and music - names like Salvador Dalí, Jimi Hendrix, Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Michael Mann, Oliver Stone, Ridley Scott, Jim Rakete - to name but a few. Concert tours as the first band from the West ever to journey through the former GDR and Poland during the dark days of the Iron Curtain are spiked with countless entertaining anecdotes. In the 1980's, young and ambitious Hollywood directors found Tangerine Dream to be the perfect scoring partners for their new movies. Edgars Froese's autobiography "Force Majeure" is an authentic compendium of contemporary history; the book contains many unpublished photographs, as well as the thoughts and ideas of fellow musicians, friends and fans, all rounding off this unique and new literary composition.

Tangerine Dream: Itinerary - The Concert Memorabilia 1970-2014 ....import $109.99

Tangerine Dream: Itinerary - The Concert Memorabilia 1970-2014 ....import $109.99

This complex work is a painstakingly detailed and incredibly massive exhibit of Tangerine Dream's paper past. Presented in a 10x12" (ca. 25x30 cm) coffee-table book format - specifically designed to sit beside Edgar's Force Majeure autobiography perfectly, "Itinerary" has a scope of about 452 pages, and contains over 1,100 images of TD's posters, flyers, tickets, passes, programs, invitations, contracts, stage plots, spreadsheets, memos, itineraries, telexes, receipts, press releases, etc. - an astonishing collection of memorabilia!

 

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Ryuichi Sakamoto/Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence ....import CD $21.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence ....import CD $21.99

Score by Ryuichi Sakamoto to the 1983 WWII drama starring David Bowie, including the collaboration with David Sylvian "Forbidden Colours."

 

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Colin Bass & Daniel Biro/Still ....import CD $21.99

Colin Bass & Daniel Biro/Still ....import CD $21.99

Still - a collaborative project between Colin Bass (Camel) and ambient composer Daniel Biro - is a collection of meditative songs that range from intimate personal stories to global human topics.  Bass sings over evocative instrumental soundscapes created by a fusion of his melodic bass lines and Biro's layered Rhodes electric piano and analogue synth arrangements. Finnish acoustic guitarist Joonas Widenius plays on two tracks.   An album of quiet emotions and nostalgic reflection.

 

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Judy Dyble/Weavings of a Silver Magic ....import CD $20.99

Judy Dyble/Weavings of a Silver Magic ....import CD $20.99

The original female voice of Fairport Convention and subsequently part of Giles, Giles and Fripp and Trader Horne, Dyble retired from the music business in 1973. However, following a handful of live festival appearances, she returned to recording with a double A-side single in March 2008, followed by her solo debut album, Talking with Strangers, in August 2009. Featuring, among others Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Julianne Regan, Simon Nicol and Jacqui McShee alongside co-writer Alistair Murphy on acoustic guitar and piano, bassist Mark Fletcher and guitarist Jeremy Salmon, the latter three comprising the core of her band of the last ten years, 'The Perfect Strangers,' appearing on her three solo albums (but not Summer Dancing, a 2017 electronica collaboration with Andy Lewis). They again join her here now on Weavings of a Silver Magic, her second live album, recorded at St. Barnabas Church in Cambridge in September 2016 and featuring the Ad Hoc Strings quintet, keyboards and cajon. Save for one number, the material's all drawn from 2013's Flow and Change and Earth is Sleeping, her most recent, from 2018.  Weavings of a Silver Magic ends with the aforementioned exception, a six-minute arrangement on 'I Talk to the Wind,' the dreamy song, and an evocation of early Fairport, she recorded both as a demo with Giles, Giles and Fripp, which eventually surfaced on the 2002 reissue of their 1968 Brondesbury Tapes, and, in a more uptempo version with King Crimson on the 1976 compilation A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson. Pure magic throughout- silver, gold and platinum.

 

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Andy Summers/The X Tracks ....import CD $19.99

Andy Summers/The X Tracks ....import CD $19.99

Andy Summers is best known as the guitarist for The Police, but also known to progressive fans for his duet albums with Robert Fripp and a brief stint in Soft Machine. The X Tracks compiles some of the best tracks from his post-Police albums of jazz and fusion. Features guest appearances by Sting and Debbie Harry.

 

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Magenta/Masters of Illusion [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99

Magenta/Masters of Illusion [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $24.99

2020 release. Magenta follow up 2017's much-praised We Are Legend with the studio album Masters of Illusion. The 60-minute album consists of six songs, including the 17 minute title track. The album's theme is based around the lives of six famous horror actors of the 1950s and 1960s. Deluxe edition includes a DVD containing a 5.1 surround sound mix plus videos.

 

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Magenta/The Lost Reel ....import CD $15.99

Magenta/The Lost Reel ....import CD $15.99

This is a very limited bonus CD that is a companion to Magenta's 2020 release 'Masters of Illusion' and is called 'The Lost Reel.'  It features 74 minutes of alternative mixes from the new album plus remixes from the band's back catalogue.

Toyah & The Humans/Noise in Your Head ....import 4 CD + DVD Box Set $46.99

Toyah & The Humans/Noise in Your Head ....import 4 CD + DVD Box Set $46.99

A 4CD/1DVD box set containing four complete albums - We Are the Humans, Sugar Rush, Strange Tales, Live at Scala London - and six bonus tracks, plus a DVD featuring a previously unreleased 90 minute concert, and four promo videos.  The Humans were Toyah, her musical director Chris Wong and multi-instrumentalist, the late Bill Rieflin (drummer for King Crimson and latter-day REM, as well as Ministry and Nine Inch Nails). Featuring guest appearances by Robert Fripp.  All the discs are in facsimile wallets. Includes a 40 page booklet.  As Toyah explains in the 40-page booklet, "I was very keen to work on an idea where mid-range frequencies didn't cancel out the natural space of the voice. Always having been in love with the bass I wanted to create a trio of just my voice and two basses, allowing power, prose and top line melody to dominate the audio spectrum. The Humans were to be music stripped bare."  We Are the Humans, released in 2009, features "Noise in Your Head," "Quicksilver" and "Is It Wrong." The CD now includes four bonus tracks: a cover of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" featuring Robert Fripp, and three of Toyah's original home demos, demonstrating her original concept for the ensemble.  Sugar Rush (2011) features "Sea of Size" and "Small Town Psychopath" and Guest Human throughout, Robert Fripp. The bonus track is a version of "Small Town Psychopath."  Strange Tales (2014) album features "Get in Your Car" and now closes with a previously unreleased 7 minute version of the King Crimson classic, "21st Century Schizoid Man."  Live at La Scala London 2010 (2020) is the first full 16-track release of the entire concert, including the encores of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" and "Purple Haze." Guest Human Robert Fripp features throughout. On the DVD, Live at Trading Boundaries is a previously unreleased 90-minute, 21-song concert filmed in April 2015. Also included are four promo videos, issued on DVD for the first time.  The lavishly-illustrated 40 page booklet features annotation written by Toyah herself. Also featured is an essay on the period covered by the box by Toyah's official archivist and compiler of this box set, Craig Astley.   The box set is dedicated to Bill Rieflin, who sadly passed away on 24th March 2020. Recorded in summer 2019, "21st Century Schizoid Man" was only recently mixed and is one of Bill's last completed recordings.

 

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Various Artists/Kraut: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 Teil 2 ....import 2 CD Set $36.99

Various Artists/Kraut: Die Innovativen Jahre Des Krautrock 1968-1979 Teil 2 ....import 2 CD Set $36.99

Two CDs, second volume in the series. Kraut! Die innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979 includes booklet with biographies of each band, an exquisite selection of the exciting and influential bands of those days, some of which caused a sensation far beyond Germany. With 'Kraut! Die innovativen Jahre des Krautrock 1968-1979' Bear Records will release a double CD every three months in 2020 with a booklet of about 100 pages and biographies of each band, an exquisite selection of the exciting and influential bands of those days, some of which caused a sensation far beyond Germany. The four editions are regionally structured. The second part deals with the Central of Germany. All editions are compiled by Burghard Rausch and commented on in detail. The publisher of several books on 'Rock in Germany', radio author and presenter, drummer (Agitation Free, among others), vinyl collector and DeeJay with enormous expertise has already been in charge of the NDW series for Bear Family. We are convinced that 'Kraut!' will be the most comprehensive CD documentation of this era, which has shaped the history of rock music in Germany, licensed by various rights holders!

 

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New Trolls/FS ....import CD $24.99

New Trolls/FS ....import CD $24.99

New Trolls is among the classic Italian progressive rock bands of the '70s and '80s. Although originally released in 1981, it was considered to be a return to the concept of their 1968 debut album, Senza Orario Senza Bandiera, considered to be the first Italian concept album.

 

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Anekdoten/From Within ....CD $14.99

Anekdoten/From Within ....CD $14.99

The third album from the Swedish progressive rock band Anekdoten, recorded and mixed on analogue tape at the famous Atlantis Grammofon (formerly Metronome Studio) in Stockholm, home to many classic ABBA albums. Predecessor 'Nucleus' was a heavy album, with only a little relief from it's stridency. In comparison, 'From Within' is an album of light and shade.'From Within' will be released in a digipack with 8-page booklet and was remastered in 2020 by Hans Fredriksson.

 

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Yynot/Resonance ....CD $18.99

Yynot/Resonance ....CD $18.99

Yynot is America's premier Prog-Rock band.  As hardcore RUSH fans, Yynot has managed to blend their influences into their own intricate and well crafted melodic songs, while putting their high level of musicianship on display.

 

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Yynot/Yynot ....CD $18.99

 

Pretenders/Hate for Sale ....CD $15.99

Pretenders/Hate for Sale ....CD $15.99

Hate for Sale is the upcoming eleventh studio album by English-American rock band The Pretenders and is the first Pretenders album to be written collaboratively between Hynde and guitarist James Walbourne. Hynde said of writing with Walbourne for the first time: "I wanted to write with him since day one. James is especially sought after and has recorded with Jerry Lee Lewis, Dave Gahan and the Rails, to name but a few. We always planned on writing while on the road, but as anyone in a band will tell you, being on tour is a procrastinator's dream come true." Hate for Sale is the first Pretenders album since 2002's Loose Screw to feature original member Martin Chambers, who was absent on Break Up the Concrete and Alone.

 

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Sparks/A Steady Drip Drip Drip ....CD $16.99

Sparks/A Steady Drip Drip Drip ....CD $16.99

2020 release. A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip is the 24th studio album by quirky rock duo Sparks. Features "Lawnmower," "Self-Effacing," "I'm Toast," and "Please Don't F*** Up My World."  In the announcement video the band also confirm the release (without providing any dates) of the Sparks-written musical feature film Annette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard and directed by Leos Carax (Holy Motors), and the currently-untitled Sparks documentary directed by Edgar Wright (Baby Driver, Spaced).

 

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Grateful Dead/Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $34.99

Grateful Dead/Workingman's Dead [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD Set $34.99

This three-CD set includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir's Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer, David Glasser. A departure from Grateful Dead's historically psychedlic & experimental works, Workingman's Dead brought the songcraft of Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter to the forefront in this now iconic Americana album, which will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2020.

 

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Bad Company/Unplugged at the Hall of Fame ....CD $15.99

Bad Company/Unplugged at the Hall of Fame ....CD $15.99

By 1998 Paul Rodgers he had re-joined Bad Company and the original group went back out on tour for a 32-date US tour in 1999, which included a live acoustic set they performed at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame on 21st July. Bad Company put on a marvellous show, performing eight of their classic numbers in an acoustic setting, which display just how strong and timeless Bad Co's music remains.

Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 2 ....CD $15.99

Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 2 ....CD $15.99

The music created by Stephan Thelen (tritone guitar), Bernard Wagner (tritone guitar), Christian Kuntner (tritone bass), Manuel Pasquinelli (drums, percussion) harnesses elements of rock, jazz and contemporary classical minimalism and fuses them to create a distinctive musical language.  Their partnership with David Torn began with their 2018 release, Vortex. Initially brought in as producer, such was Torn's enthusiasm for the quartet's music he couldn't help but add his flowing brand of effusive, vivid soloing and textural layering across the breadth of the record. While that was a spontaneous, off-the-cuff reaction to music that had been composed for a quartet, for the Tranceportation albums the music has been specifically composed with Torn in mind from the very beginning.  But one album wasn't enough to contain all this creativity, hence Tranceportation Volume 2.  Bringing a renowned and adventurous musicality to everything he does, Torn's reputation as a 'wild card' instrumentalist has seen him work with an impressively wide array of diverse artists that includes David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Bill Bruford, David Sylvian, Tori Amos, Mick Karn, Madonna, Jeff Beck and Jan Garbarek among others. With parts written and arranged for a new quintet formation of Sonar there's a greater integration of space for improvisation and deeper sonic exploration built into the music.  This latest collaboration contains four new extended guitar workouts, sure to appeal to progressive and jazz fans everywhere.

 

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Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 1 ....CD $15.99

Sonar & David Torn/Tranceportation Volume 1 ....CD $15.99

 

Jumbo/Anthology 1972-2007 - Live - Due Salti Nel Passato ....import DVD $38.99

Jumbo/Anthology 1972-2007 - Live - Due Salti Nel Passato ....import DVD $38.99

An anthology of live performance from Jumbo, one of the seminal Italian progressive bands of the seventies.

Nick D'Virgilio/Invisible ....import CD $18.99

Nick D'Virgilio/Invisible ....import CD $18.99

Coming almost two decades after his debut solo offering, Invisible is the second solo album by drummer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train/Spock's Beard/Genesis etc).  A concept album about 'finding meaning,' the recording process was split between the legendary Abbey Road Studios (including full string and brass sections) and Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Invisible boasts star turns from luminaries such as guitarists Paul Gilbert, Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), bassists Tony Levin and Jonas Reingold, plus keyboard players Jordan Rudess and Jem Godfrey.  NDV describes his new record as, "A collection of songs that make up the story of a man who is unhappy with where his life has ended up. He finally decides to take the scary step of leaving everything behind so he can go and find the meaning of his life."  He continues: "Throughout my career I have been in many different places. Over time the word 'invisible' kept coming to mind and it got me thinking of people that truly have the hardest jobs in the world, or no job at all. The outliers. The ones we all take for granted. The ones we will never know but if they were not there then our lives would not be the nearly the same. Over time I amassed lyric and song ideas with the idea of writing a concept record on the subject."  Keen to establish that "this is not your typical drummer record," NDV states that "Invisible is a rock album with various musical flavours thrown in because the songs were formed with the story in mind. A classical prelude that uses various themes from the whole piece sets the stage. From there comes a mellow ballad outlining the story and then it is on to the adventures of the central character. The main thing making this record did for me was to reaffirm my strong belief that we are all here for something. We all have a purpose."

 

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Long Distance Calling/How Do We Want to Live? [Limited Edition] ....CD $27.99

Long Distance Calling/How Do We Want to Live? [Limited Edition] ....CD $27.99

Germany's most successful instrumental rock band Long Distance Calling returns with its seventh studio album - How Do We Want To Live? - a musically surprising and emotionally rich exploration of the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence.

 

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Elbow/Live at the Ritz - An Acoustic Performance ....import CD $15.99

Elbow/Live at the Ritz - An Acoustic Performance ....import CD $15.99

Recorded in 2019, Live at the Ritz marked a homecoming for Elbow as the band played acoustic versions of songs from their extensive back catalogue at the venue the band that saw the 2001 launch of debut release Asleep at the Back.

 

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Trevor Rabin/Changes ....import 10 CD Box Set $169.99

Trevor Rabin/Changes ....import 10 CD Box Set $169.99

Limited 10CD box set includes signed and numbered certificate, 24 page A4 photo book The Making of Wolf, 24 page A4 photo book The Can't Look Away photo Session, A3 poster, four 10" x 8" reproduction promotional photos, and reproduction press cuttings. Trevor Rabin has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician and composer. From his days with Rabbit to his tenure with rock legends Yes, Rabin continues to amaze with his fanbase with his soundtrack work. This box contains the CDs Beginnings, Face to Face, Wolf, Can't Look Away, Can't Look Away bonus tracks, 90124, Live in Boston 1989 part 1, Live in Boston 1989 part 2, Lost Soundtracks Vol. 1 - Jack Frost, and Lost Soundtracks Vol. 2.

 

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Lonely Robot/Feelings Are Good ....import CD $25.99

Lonely Robot/Feelings Are Good ....import CD $25.99

John Mitchell (Frost, It Bites) returns with his new studio album Feelings Are Good, which marks a new chapter for Lonely Robot.  Musically, Mitchell has retained his signature LR sound and further refined it within the context of lush modern prog and rock anthems that combine complex and accessible elements with powerful dynamics and strong songwriting.  Craig Blundell features on drums.

 

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K. Leimer/A Figure of Loss ....CD $16.99

K. Leimer/A Figure of Loss ....CD $16.99

A Figure of Loss takes K. Leimer's music into highly personal terrain. Written and recorded during two dark years, the resulting work hovers in proximity of a calm and placid consistency, tenuously balanced on expanding and contracting foundations. Built mostly around modeled and treated piano and digital synthesis, a sense of coherence emerged from piece to piece during the recording and editing process, yielding a sustained, but disturbed elegiac atmosphere, seemingly content to meditate on it's own specific set of limits. But A Figure of Loss reaches from well-defined patterns to fragmented and shifting densities. This is a music of reflection, setting itself at a distance from loss in order to possibly comprehend it. The CD includes a portfolio of photographs by Tyler Boley and a download code for the entire album. It was mastered by James Savage.

 

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Irmin Schmidt/Nocturne (Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) ....CD $15.99

Irmin Schmidt/Nocturne (Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) ....CD $15.99

Church bells and live piano meander through ambient. Can co-founder Irmin Schmidt is releasing a new album, called Nocturne: Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, via Mute. Nocturne is comprised of three live piano pieces recorded at the 2019 edition of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, alongside pre-recorded bell and ambient sounds. The set was his first solo piano concert in the UK and saw him perform the worldwide premiere of two unheard compositions, 'Nocturne' and 'Yonder,' as well as the UK premiere of 'Klavierstuck II,' from 2018 album 5 Klavierstucke. "The same as one can see faces and animals in the shapes of clouds, one can sometimes - particularly at night between the state of sleep and consciousness - let music structures appear out of the noises that surround you," says Schmidt.

 

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Abel Ganz/The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity ....import CD $22.99

Abel Ganz/The Life of the Honey Bee and Other Moments of Clarity ....import CD $22.99

The Life of The Honey Bee, And Other Moments of Clarity is the eagerly awaited 2020 studio album from Scottish Prog maestros Abel Ganz.  Six years in the making, Honey Bee is a concept album comprising of six thematically linked pieces exploring the relationship between memory and loss, the music recalls the hazy technicolour of long remembered summers and the sepia tinges of love forgotten.  An eclectic mix of folk, rock, prog, metal and Celtic styles, the album's soundscape includes crunching guitars, subtle acoustic instrumentation, strings, soaring Hammond, grand piano and vocal harmonies. Mixed by Simon Vinestock (Blur, Robert Plant, Simple Minds) and mastered by Jacob Holm-Lupo.

 

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Echo Rain/Western Skies EP ....import CD $15.99

Echo Rain/Western Skies EP ....import CD $15.99

We are thrilled to announce the release on Gravity Dream Music of a new exciting side project from UK progressive rock musician, Lee Abraham. Lee is well known on the progressive rock scene both for his critically acclaimed solo albums as well as his work as guitarist with UK prog veterans, Galahad. Echo Rain focusses on shorter, guitar instrumental rock songs and the craft of great guitar tone. Resisting the urge to produce a shred fest of guitar rock, Lee uses the guitar to interpret song writing with his well known sense of melody and chord structures.

 

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Foghat/Boogie Motel ....import CD $14.99

Foghat/Boogie Motel ....import CD $14.99

Foghat is synonymous with the '70s. The blues rockin' and boogie band from England built their reputation in the states throughout the dazed and confused decade as a no-frills, hard workin' group. Foghat was never going to appeal to the critics, as the group, like Grand Funk Railroad, was a people's band. This mega-voltage record has an Overture entitled "Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed" that sets the tone and is the albums first hit-single. "Third Time Lucky" was the follow-up hit-single. "Paradise Alley" brings out the acoustic guitars and the lonesome slide guitar. Foghat's boogie can be fast or slow, but it will move you either way.

 

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Steve Roach/A Soul Ascends ....CD $15.99

Steve Roach/A Soul Ascends ....CD $15.99

A Soul Ascends is a majestic, deeply moving sonic suspension drawn from the essence of Roach's visionary ambient/electronic music. A vast and intimate holding-the-space of heart-centered serenity and compassion, the album couples the body to the eternal flow of a vaporizing weightlessness - back to a divine nothingness, the Tabula Rasa where everything began. The expansive, lush timbral embrace has an undeniable connection to the DNA of Steve's classic-era Structures from Silence and Quiet Music releases. A sense of omnipresent dimension of tranquility and transcendence is the heart of A Soul Ascends.

 

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Noveller/Arrow ....CD $12.99

Noveller/Arrow ....CD $12.99

Creating what Iggy Pop described to Jim Jarmusch as "symphonies for people that don't have a lot of time," Sarah Lipstate has emerged as an innovative and defining voice in the world of music under the name Noveller. Wielding a guitar as her main instrument, Lipstate has pioneered a transcendent approach to composition through her mastery and integration of effects pedals and technology. Forming unexpected sonic routes, her songs are vivid and cinematic, telling intricate tales with each tone and swell.   Raised on a strict piano technique, the discovery of the guitar late in her teens allowed for an escape from formalism and unlocked the hidden realms of her creativity. Taking an anti-theoretical approach, suddenly music was no longer a series of notes, rests, and time signatures, but a means of intuitive expression. Her deepened interest in experimental music, fueled by the discovery of the bold noise of Sonic Youth, the epic scope of Glenn Branca, the delicate formularies of Brian Eno and the no wave discordance of Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, only furthered to inspire. A yearning to explore and feed that creativity took her from Louisiana to Austin, then Brooklyn to LA. Arrow is her first album since the move to the edge of the canyons of Los Angeles, and one can hear the destabilizing effect this had on her in the music. Out of her comfort zone in a new city, with a rolling expanse in front of her and an urban sprawl over her shoulder, Lipstate built her new album as she contemplated this change in her life. With her ability to add such unique sounds and textures, Lipstate has been sought out as a frequent collaborator, recently writing songs with Iggy Pop and performing as a member of his band on his worldwide tour. Past partners in crime have ranged from JG Thirlwell to Lee Ranaldo and she has performed as part of Rhys Chatham's Guitar Army, Nick Zinner's "41 Strings", Ben Frost's "Music for 6 Guitars", and Glenn Branca's 100 guitar ensemble. She has also toured in support of big fans in St. Vincent, Wire, U.S. Girls, The Jesus Lizard and Helium.

 

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Momus/Vivid ....CD $15.99

Momus/Vivid ....CD $15.99

2020 release. "This is an amazingly intense moment for the whole of mankind and, for a marginal artist like me, an extraordinary opportunity to experience what everyone else is experiencing." That's what Momus told the BBC in mid-April when they approached him for a statement about his album in progress, a documentation of his own experience of Covid-19. On March 16th, in lockdown in Berlin, Momus had begun recording a new album called Vivid. "Goodbye everyone, it's a scary old world, but thanks for the ride," ran the lyric to Oblivion, a song whose rapid, phasing accordions evoked the post-minimalism of Steve Reich, Michael Nyman and Meredith Monk. The following day the Scottish songwriter came down with Covid-19 himself, and spent a week in bed, feverish and frightened. The infection passed without much damage, and Momus was able to resume work, completing fifteen tracks in just over a month. Songs like Working from Home, Self-Isolation, My Corona and Ten Foot Hut explore the odd mixture of fear and boredom that the pandemic has unleashed on us all: the sense of being possessed by some kind of malign spirit, and the vague hope that a better world might emerge at the end of all this. There's even room for some dark humour in the form of a chilly, forensic cover of Tom Lehrer's epidemiological song I Got It from Agnes.

 

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John Zorn/Baphomet ....CD $18.99

John Zorn/Baphomet ....CD $18.99

Baphomet is a masterpiece! One epic 40-minute long-form composition touching upon all of Zorn's musical obsessions from classical atonality, minimalism, jazz, metal, punk, funk, improvisation, exotica and more. Passionately performed by Simulacrum, his most powerful 20th century ensemble, the music has a dramatic cinematic expanse and is filled with new sounds, unexpected directions, virtuosic solos, bizarre structural complexities and ever surprising melodic and harmonic twists and turns. Baphomet is a courageous new step for Zorn, and a spectacular culmination to his 30-year exploration of the nexus that connects hardcore punk, progressive metal and jazz.

 

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Chris Frantz/Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina ....Hardcover Book $29.99

Chris Frantz/Remain in Love: Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, Tina ....Hardcover Book $29.99

One of the most dynamic groups of the '70s and '80s, Talking Heads, founded by drummer Chris Frantz, his girlfriend Tina Weymouth, and lead singer David Byrne, burst onto the music scene, playing at CBGBs, touring Europe with the Ramones, and creating hits like "Psycho Killer" and "Burning Down the House" that captured the post-baby boom generation's intense, affectless style.  In Remain in Love, Frantz writes about the beginnings of Talking Heads, their days as art students in Providence, moving to the sparse Chrystie Street loft Frantz, Weymouth, and Byrne shared where the music that defined an era was written. With never-before-seen photos and immersive vivid detail, Frantz describes life on tour, down to the meals eaten and the clothes worn, and reveals the mechanics of a long and complicated working relationship with a mercurial frontman.  At the heart of Remain in Love is Frantz's love for Weymouth: their once-in-a-lifetime connection as lovers, musicians, and bandmates, and how their creativity surged with the creation of their own band Tom Tom Club, bringing a fresh Afro-Caribbean beat to hits like "Genius of Love."  Studded with memorable places and names from the era - Grace Jones, Andy Warhol, Stephen Sprouse, Lou Reed, Brian Eno, and Debbie Harry among them - Remain in Love is a frank and open memoir of an emblematic life in music and in love.

 

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Go Go Mania (aka Pop Gear) ....Blu-Ray $21.99
Go Go Mania (aka Pop Gear) ....DVD $18.99

Go Go Mania (aka Pop Gear) ....Blu-Ray $21.99

Presented by the host of the long running BBC show Top of the Pops, Jimmy Savile, this music revue film features some of the greatest British rock bands to ever play. Includes The Beatles, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Herman's Hermits, The Spencer Davis Group, and many more! Directed by Frederic Goode. 1965/color/70 min/NR/widescreen.

That'll Be the Day ....Blu-Ray $22.99
That'll Be the Day ....DVD $18.99

That'll Be the Day ....Blu-Ray $22.99

Britain, 1958. Restless at school and bored with his life, Jim MacLaine (David Essex) leaves home to take a series of low-level jobs at a seaside amusement park. With the help of his new friend Mike (The Beatles' Ringo Starr), he soon discovers a wild world of cheap sex and petty crime. But when that world comes to a shockingly brutal end, Jim returns home to face his future. As the local music scene explodes, Jim must decide between a life of adult responsibility or a new phenomenon called "rock and roll." This honest and gritty drama, said to be based on the early life of John Lennon, is considered by fans and critics alike to be the best depiction of the 1950s British rock scene. That'll Be the Day features a soundtrack of classic songs by The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dion, Del Shannon, Little Richard, Frankie Lymon, Bobby Darin, Ritchie Valens and more, and co-stars another legendary drummer: Keith Moon of The Who.

 

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