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Burning Shed: Yes, Rick Wakeman, Jan Akkerman, Klaus Schulze, Richard Barbieri, Big Big Train, Gianluca D'Alessio, The Durutti Column, Marianne Faithfull, Thomas Dolby, John Coltrane, Fairport Convention, Daniel Biro, Brand X, Dave Sinclair, David Cross, David Sylvian & Holger Czukay, Alberto Rigoni with Marco Minnemann, Robert Reed, Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band, Neil Campbell, ESP 2.0 [Coyle, Lowe & Brzezicki], Time Collider
&tc: Tangekanic, Klaus Schulze, David Cross & Andrew Keeling, Judy Dyble, Wishbone Ash, Twelfth Night, Chariots of Fire: The Film Works of Vangelis, Stanley Clarke, Marillion, Rick Wakeman, Man, Beefheart Jr., Osibisa, Little Feat, The Allman Brothers Band, Al DiMeola, Steve Reich, John Zorn, Heldon, The Residents, K. Leimer, CCS, Clannad, Copperhead & John Cipollina, Al Kooper, Blodwyn Pig, Alan Davey, Richard Thompson, Todd Rundgren & Utopia, Yes, Dukes of the Orient, Allan Holdsworth, Supertramp, Jean Michel-Jarre, Ozric Tentacles, Miles Davis, Wobbler, Galahad, Gary Brooker, John Mayall, Bert Jansch, Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois, Man, Rory Gallagher, The Guess Who, Paul Kantner & Grace Slick, Pacific Gas & Electric, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Cactus, Vanilla Fudge, Spiders from Mars, Ry Cooder, Harvey Mandel, Shuggie Otis, Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco, Blaine L. Reininger, Henry Kaiser, Splinter, About Aphrodite
Magma/M.D.K. [New Remastered Edition] ....import CD $33.99
Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh is considered by many to be the ultimate Magma masterwork. Recorded in 1973 at the Manor Studios in Oxford by a completely new line-up, the sole survivors from the previous incarnation of Magma were Klaus Blasquiz and, of course, Christian Vander himself. A long piece in seven movements, M.D.K. had an extended gestation period before reaching its final, definitive form. The previous band had recorded a short version - dominated by the brass section - which was released on a 45 rpm single. The progression from this simple version to what is heard on the album is astounding. The entire credit for this achievement is down to Christian Vander, who by this time had taken the artistic destiny of Magma fully into his own hands. Although the performance of the band was an order of magnitude more powerful than before - notably with the arrival of Jannick Top on bass, whose playing complemented Christian Vander's music so perfectly - then perhaps the most striking characteristic of M.D.K. was the epic sound produced by the vocal team. Driven by a colossal, giant-stepping rhythm section and dynamically reinforced by a female backing group - with Stella Vander appearing for the first time - the voices of Klaus and Christian come to haunt our souls through these magnificent songs which seem to emerge from our collective memory, conferring Magma's music with a timeless and universal character.
Magma/Merci [New Remastered Edition] ....import CD $31.99
Released in 1985 and dedicated to John Coltrane, Merci is the last studio album by Magma to be released before Christian Vander dedicated himself to his new group, Offering. Recorded between June 1982 and October 1984 at Studio Davout, with the help of a galaxy of musician friends, Merci perfectly demonstrates the seamless transition from the electric music of Magma to the acoustic serenity of Offering. The album is, in effect, divided into two sections. The four opening titles present the Magma rhythm 'n' blues of the early 1980s, a cool, soul-wrapped unit full of melodic richness, and embellished with fabulous brass and vocal arrangements. The final two pieces by contrast are in a stripped-down, purified style which declares that the quest of Offering will be to touch the human being in the depths of his soul via a music which has been reduced to it's essentials. This brand new edition is a remastered version of the original tracks in a digipack format with a 12 pages booklet including all the lyrics. Also included in this new edition an ultra rare track of the same recording sessions, previously only available on an album consisting of tracks related to zeuhl groups and tribute to the Magma career, now deleted in the whole world.
Yes/Fly from Here - Return Trip ....import CD $29.99
The classic Drama line-up reunited on a 2018 version of 2011's Fly from Here, featuring all new vocals from Trevor Horn, alongside a more organic mix highlighting Chris Squire's unique voice and bass contributions plus additional parts from Steve Howe and Geoff Downes. Includes the six part title track, the full version of Hour of Need, and album outtake Don't Take No for an Answer. CD in Media Book with new artwork by Roger Dean. The best Yes album of the last three decades just got better!
Rick Wakeman/Live Portraits ....import CD + DVD $39.99
Live Portraits - recorded live at Lincoln Cathedral, captures Rick Wakeman at his most intimate and engaging in a truly glorious setting. CD and DVD (ntsc, region 0) in DVD packaging. 'Last year I released the studio album Piano Portraits which was really well received and went Top 10 in the UK for several weeks. Over the past year I have been touring "Live Portraits" to sell out audiences, so as a lasting record I decided to film and record a very special performance at Lincoln Cathedral. The concert is based on many of the tracks from the Piano Portraits album plus additional pieces, all embellished as can only be achieved in a staged live setting.' - Rick Wakeman
Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania (Original Soundtrack)
....import CD $26.99
Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania ....import DVD $39.99
Rick Wakeman/The Real Lisztomania Deluxe ....import CD + DVD + Book Box Set $139.99
A remastered edition of Rick Wakeman's intended score for Ken Russell's truly bizarre
1975 cult film Lisztomania. Originally turned down by A&M Records, Rick's idea
was to produce a truly unique soundtrack. The Real Lisztomania uses Wakeman's score as
part of a story with intermittent narration (spoken by Paul Nicholas). Guest
vocalists include The Who's Roger Daltrey (on four pieces), Paul Nicholas and Linda Lewis.
A very different soundtrack to any produced in the world of film music, The Real
Lisztomania is by turns grand, pretty and highly amusing. An NTSC, Region 0 DVD
edition of Ken Russell's truly bizarre 1975 cult film Lisztomania, which features Roger
Daltrey as Franz Liszt, Rick Wakeman - who also provided the film's score - as Thor, and
Ringo Starr as The Pope.
A deluxe box set of The Real Lisztomania comprises:
- A remastered CD edition of Rick Wakeman's intended score (featuring The Who's Roger Daltrey)
- An NTSC Region 0 DVD of Ken Russell's truly bizarre 1975 cult film Lisztomania, which features Roger Daltrey as Franz Liszt, Rick Wakeman - who also provided the film's score - as Thor, and Ringo Starr as The Pope.
- Warners Press Folder Biographies (A4 B&W)
- Lobby Cards x 6 (A5/colour)
- Stills x 10 (A6/colour)
- German Press Book
- Alternative poster (A3)
- A5 numbered certificate signed by Rick Wakeman
Jan Akkerman/The Complete Jan Akkerman ....import 26 CD Box Set $119.99
Limited 26 CD box set. For over 50 years, Jan Akkerman has been one of Holland's most respected guitarists. In addition to his leading role in the globally-acclaimed bands Focus and Brainbox, he has also worked with the likes of B.B. King, Charlie Byrd, Cozy Powell, Claus Ogerman and Ice-T. On his solo projects, Akkerman let his creativity run free, combining rock, jazz, blues, classics and dance in his own distinctive style. This box set brings together all of Jan Akkerman's studio albums, his most important live recordings, his personal selection of Focus tracks and a CD of rare and previously unreleased tracks. In other words, the legacy of a singular and ground-breaking artist.
Klaus Schulze/Das Wagner Desaster ....import double CD $20.99
A double CD containing two Klaus Schulze concert recordings from Rome and Paris in 1994 that showcase the synth pioneer at his creative best. Andre Zenou, who also designed the cover, contributes 'Wild Mixes' of some pieces while Klaus provides 'Soft-Mixes' of the remaining recordings. The encore from a 1991 Schulze concert in Sevilla has been added as a bonus track. "The title of this album has its origin in a concert that was given on the occasion of a Nietsche conference in Rome. Those who know a lot about music history and philosophy know that Friedrich Nietsche at some point turned on Richard Wagner and gave him a roasting. This was because Wagner had once told him to stop composing music as he wasn't capable of doing it! Nietsche took this so personally that he was finished with Wagner. For Wagner, who had actually respected Nietsche, this was very much a real disaster!" - Klaus Schulze
|Richard Barbieri/Variants 1 ....import CD $19.99||Richard Barbieri/Variants 2 ....import CD $21.99||Richard Barbieri/Variants 3 ....import CD $19.99|
The Variants is a series of releases by Richard Barbieri that collect disparate pieces of music from past and current works that don't fit in with new album plans or concepts, but which Richard feels deserve to be heard. Variants 1 features performances from Luca Calabrese, Suzanne Barbieri and others, plus a 2009 instrumental version of the Japan B-Side The Experience of Swimming. Variants 2 features performances from Luca Calbrese, Lisen Rylander Löve and Suzanne Barbieri, and contains two new studio works, two unique live improvisations and a live version of Hypnotek. Variants 3 features performances from Percy Jones, violinist Gill Morley, Luca Calbrese, Lisen Rylander Löve and Suzanne Barbieri, and contains two new studio works, a variation on themes written for Porcupine Tree's Black Dahlia, the evocative 1979 Rehearsal Room and a live version of Solar Sea.
Big Big Train/Swan Hunter ....import CD EP $14.99
Big Big Train's Swan Hunter single includes a 2017 live version and a 2018 remix of the studio version of the much-loved song, which originally featured on the English Electric album. The release also includes two previously unreleased tracks: A new version of Seen Better Days which features Tim Bowness on vocals alongside David Longdon, and a live studio recording of Summer's Lease recorded in Real World in 2017.
Big Big Train/Merchants of Light ....import CD $25.99
Merchants of Light includes the best performance of each song played at Big Big Train's sold out Cadogan Hall shows in 2017. Double CD edition in casebound package with 72 page booklet.
Gianluca D'Alessio/Sunrise Markets ....import CD $24.99
Gifted guitarist Gianluca D'Alessio's second album combines prog and fusion influences to produce a complex music that incorporates atmospheric soundscapes. An ace rhythm section of Gavin Harrison and John Giblin contribute to some of the tracks.
The Durutti Column/M24J ....import double CD $19.99
M24J (Anthology) is a collection of music recorded by The Durutti Column between 1979 and 2011. M24J (Anthology) includes selections from The Return of the Durutti Column, LC, Another Setting, Short Stories for Pauline, Without Mercy, Circuses and Bread, The Guitar and Other Machines, Vini Reilly, Obey the Time, Treatise on the Steppenwolf and A Paean to Wilson. "The Durutti Column was Tony's baby," says Durutti mainman Vini Reilly. "We were the first act signed up to his Factory club night, and the first band signed to Factory Records. Tony became my mentor, somebody to look up to. He was a very tough character, yet he was very gentle. He had many sides. The biggest arguments with Tony were that he wanted to stop me singing with my schoolboy lyrics and my dreadful voice." Bonus tracks on the CD version include three tracks recorded live in Leeds on 7 October 1980, these being the earliest preserved professional in concert recordings by Vini Reilly.
The Durutti Column/Without Mercy ....import 4 CD Set $28.99
An expanded 4CD deluxe edition of Without Mercy, the fourth - suite-like - album by The Durutti Column (from 1984), which is widely regarded as Vini Reilly's most ambitious release. In 1983 Durutti Column mentor/manager Tony Wilson asked Vini Reilly to abandon fleeting guitar miniatures in favour of a longform modern classical piece. The result was an ambitious 20 minute instrumental suite, Without Mercy, performed by core Durutti duo Vini Reilly and Bruce Mitchell along with Blaine L. Reininger and John Metcalfe (violas), Caroline Lavelle (cello), Tim Kellett (trumpet) and Maunagh Fleming (cor anglais). Explains Vini: "Tony had just come in for a conversation one day and said, 'Look, you keep making these albums that you want to make, and I'm quite happy with you doing that, but just give me this one album and do it my way.' He wanted it to have a narrative determined by a Keats poem, La Belle Dame Sans Merci, which he said was the poet's version of a pop song: boy meets girl, falls in love with girl, loses girl, blah blah blah. It was a very, very Tony way of looking at it. He had aspirations that I should be taken seriously." Produced by Reilly and Wilson at Strawberry Studio and Britannia Row, Without Mercy was originally split into 19 separate stanzas, some of which have now been restored using digital cue points on the CD. Bonus tracks include the original recordings of Duet, Estoril a Noite and Favourite Descending Intervals (all re-worked for inclusion on Without Mercy), as well as companion EP Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say, collaborations with John Metcalfe, Steven Brown and Benjamin Lew, and two previously unreleased live sets across Discs 3 and 4, recorded at London School of Economics in December 1984 and Oslo in December 1986. The remastered set is housed in a clamshell box, with inner wallets and liner notes (by Reilly, Wilson, Mitchell, Reininger and Metcalfe). The cover painting is L'Etang de Trivaux by Henri Matisse (1916/17). An exceptional edition of an exceptional album.
Marianne Faithfull/Rich Kid Blues ....import CD $14.99
Rich Kid Blues is an intriguing and beautiful album of spare, largely acoustic readings of folk / rock songs, including pieces by Phil Ochs, George Harrison, Cat Stevens, Tim Hardin, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Sandy Denny. Marianne Faithfull had this to say about the 1971 recordings, "The record itself is very strange and ghostly. It's the voice of somebody incredibly high, probably on the edge of death. Anybody who heard that record would have said, Well that's that. We'll never hear from her again'."
Thomas Dolby/Hyperactive ....double CD $16.99
A comprehensive budget-priced introduction to the work of Art / Synth Pop genius Thomas Dolby. Contains all of Dolby's prominent hits plus ambitious gems such as Budapest by Blimp, Screen Kiss, One of Our Submarines and much more.
John Coltrane/Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $21.99
Two CD edition. Deluxe version including seven bonus alternate takes of some of the tracks from the standard edition. 2018 archive release. Unknown until 2004 and unheard until now, these recordings by the John Coltrane Quartet are, as Sonny Rollins says in the liner notes, like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid. Featuring the Classic Quartet - John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones - and recorded at the end of a two-week run at Birdland, the music on this album represents one of the most influential groups in music history both performing in a musical style it had perfected and reaching in new, exploratory directions that were to affect the trajectory of jazz from that point forward.
Fairport Convention/What We Did on Our Saturday ....import double CD $24.99
Recorded on the band's 50th Anniversary at Cropredy, What We Did on Our Saturday is a glorious celebration of the music of folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention. The band's current line-up were joined by former Fairporters' Richard Thompson, Dave Mattacks, Iain Matthews, Judy Dyble, Maartin Allcock and Ashley Hutchings, and friends Ralph McTell, Sally Barker, Chris While and PJ Wright. Double CD in digipak.
Daniel Biro/120 Onetwenty ....import CD $19.99
Daniel Biro's 120 Onetwenty is an hour long instrumental vintage keyboards suite. Over six years in the making, inspired by synth pioneers such as Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze and Vangelis, electric jazzers Herbie Hancock and Joe Zawinul, progressive experimentalists Soft Machine and Mike Oldfield, and ambient/ minimalist composers Reich, Eno, and Glass, the resulting album is a hypnotic fusion of meditative melancholy moods, jazz-inflected hypnotic grooves and soaring, swirling synth landscapes.
Brand X/Locked & Loaded ....import CD $26.99
Locked & Loaded captures the reformed Brand X brilliantly reinterpreting aspects of its innovative 1970's Fusion music. Containing seven tracks - including the classics Disco Suicide, Nuclear Burn, and Euthanasia Waltz - the album was recorded by Yes tech Dave Wilkinson in June 2017 in Lancaster, Pennyslvania. Beautifully mixed by long-term collaborator Stephen W Tayler (Kate Bush, Bruford etc) Locked & Loaded showcases the quintet of John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Chris Clark, Kenny Grohowski and Scott Weinberger performing at its most combustible and intense. In keeping with Brand X's tradition of purity, it's a warts and all recording with no overdubs whatsoever. Fan favourite Cambodia is included as a bonus track.
Dave Sinclair/Out of Sinc ....import CD $21.99
Dave Sinclair's 2018 studio release includes the 18 minute career highlight Home Again, the Kevin Ayers' tribute Rings around the Moon, and If I Run (which dates back to 1971 when Sinclair was working with Robert Wyatt in Matching Mole). Features Pye Hastings, Andy Latimer, Geoffrey Richardson, Doug Boyle, Tony Coe and the Derby Cathedral Choir.
David Cross/Crossing the Tracks ....CD $15.99
Renowned electric violinist from King Crimson, David Cross, presents this new collection of studio recordings featuring a diverse array of styles and moods! Includes both instrumental tracks as well as vocal performances by guest singers Sonja Kraushofer of L'Ame Immortelle, Anne-Marie Hurst of Skeletal Family, acclaimed Israeli singer Ofra Haza, Christian Death vocalist Eva O and more! Cross is currently wrapping up a tour with Italian prog rockers Le Orme and will continue to book performances through 2018!
David Sylvian & Holger Czukay/Plight & Premonition + Flux & Mutability ....double CD $16.99
A 2018 Groenland Records reissue of the two evocative ambient albums issued by David Sylvian and Holger Czukay (Can) in the late 1980s. Contains all four tracks from Plight & Premonition and Flux & Mutability. Double CD edition.
Alberto Rigoni with Marco Minnemann/EvoRevolution ....import CD $20.99
On EvoRevolution Italian bassist extraordinaire Alberto Rigoni (Vivaldi Metal Project, Twinspirits) collaborates with drummer's drummer Marco Minnemann (The Artistocrats, Steven Wilson). EvoRevolution is a thrilling combination of prog, fusion, ambient and hard-hitting rock influences, and contains the six part 33 minute long title track.
Robert Reed/Sanctuary III ....import double CD + DVD $28.99
The third album in Robert Reed's acclaimed Mike Oldfield influenced Sanctuary series of releases displays more of Rob's own inventive musical quirks. Produced, mixed and engineered by Reed, who plays most of the instruments himself, Sanctuary III features legendary drummer Simon Phillips, and also contains contributions from recorder player Les Penning, and the Tubular Bells production team of Tom Newman and Simon Heyworth. A double cd / dvd (ntsc, all regions) set, this limited edition contains the main album, a disc of bonus material (including a Tom Newman mix of the album), plus a 5.1 surround mix of the album, promo videos and interview footage.
Norma Waterson & Eliza Carthy with the Gift Band/Anchor ....CD $15.99
Anchor is the remarkable 2018 studio album from two of the UK's finest exponents of traditional song, Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy. Produced by Neill MacColl and Kate St. John, the album features an eclectic set of traditional and contemporary songs, including pieces by Tom Waits, Nick Lowe, Monty Python and KT Tunstall. Martin Carthy guests.
Neil Campbell/The Outsider - News from Nowhere ....import CD $20.99
Neil Campbell's The Outsider - News from Nowhere is an instrumental concept album based on William Morris's novel News from Nowhere. Combining folk, progressive and classical influences, Neil plays classical and acoustic guitars, bass, harpsichord, harmonium and assorted percussion. Laurence Cocchiara (violins), Jon Lawton (percussion) and Helen Maher (accordion) guest.
ESP 2.0 [Coyle, Lowe & Brzezicki]/22 Layers of Sunlight ....import CD $21.99
22 Layers of Sunlight follows the success of Invisible Din, the 2016 debut from producer / guitarist Tony Lowe and ace session drummer Mark Brzezicki. On 22 Layers of Sunlight, ESP have been joined by vocalist/lyricist Peter Coyle (Lotus Eaters). Merging passionate vocals and intricate soundscapes, alongside complex rhythmic structures and contemporary progressive rock elements, ESP 2.0 have created an intense and dramatic musical experience. CD in digipak with 12 page booklet.
Time Collider/Travel Conspiracy ....import CD $24.99
Travel Conspiracy is the debut album by Time Collider, a band featuring John Jowitt (IQ), Stephen Bennett (Tim Bowness/no-man), Dave H, Tommy Fox, and led by former Steve Hackett, Henry Fool and Pendragon drummer Fudge Smith. Energetic and powerful, Time Collider deliver an exciting neo-Prog sound mixed with Hard Rock and Alt Rock influences.
Tangekanic/Hotel Can't Afford It ....CD $15.99
Tangekanic is a hybrid band featuring members of The Tangent and Karmakanic. Hotel Cantaffordit - a live "bootleg" style recording of a show recorded at the New Jersey Proghouse in October, 2017 - features material from both bands' recent output and concentrates on pieces from Karmakanic's Dot and The Tangent's The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery. A new collaborative track Sanctuary in Music - written in response to the massacre at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas - also features. Tangekanic is: Jonas Reingold - bass guitar, Andy Tillison - keyboards & vocals, Luke Machin - guitars & backing vocals, Steve Roberts - drums, Gorna Edman - vocals.
Klaus Schulze/Trance 4 Motion ....import $27.99
Originally recorded under the pseudonym Wahnfried, was originally part of the box set Contemporary Works.
David Cross & Andrew Keeling/English Sun ....import CD $20.99
David Cross was the violinist with the King Crimson band which created 'Larks' Tongues in Aspic' and Andrew Keeling is a contemporary composer and flautist. The two musicians collaborated on a series of improvisations, which has evolved into this beautiful collection of electric violin and flute duets, 'English Sun.' There is a common heritage at work here that goes far deeper than it's clear classical and rock components. This is new music by anybody's standard.
Judy Dyble/Earth Is Sleeping ....import CD $15.99
Judy Dyble returns with her new solo album released in the wake of her success of her 2017 collaboration with Andy Lewis 'Summer Dancing.' The former Fairport Convention/Trader Horne vocalist found herself praised for that albums English psychedelia and it received strong radio play on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 from the likes of Mark Radcliffe and Gideon Coe. The new album highlights Judy's vocal and song-writing talent. It displays her teenage song-writing influences; Joni Michelle, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs and bringing her modern day view to this sound.
Wishbone Ash/Here to Hear ....import CD $18.99
Wishbone Ash, famous for their twin lead guitars, melodic songwriting and complex instrumental style is with 'Here to Hear,' their 15th and long-time most sought after studio album, back in their original line-up since 1973's 'Wishbone Four.' The album contains songs mostly written and sung by founding members Martin Turner (bass/keys/lead vocals) and Ted Turner (guitar/vocals). Some songs are co-written by Andy Powell (guitar/ vocals) and Steve Upton (drums). The highlight of this album is the interplay between the great underappreciated guitar duo of Ted Turner and Andy Powell and the enigmatic but wonderfully evocative track "Lost Cause in Paradise."
Twelfth Night/Fact and Fiction [The Definitive Edition] ....triple CD $29.99
Fact And Fiction is the latest of the Twelfth Night original albums to be given the Definitive Edition treatment, and released by the excellent F2/Festival Music label. However, in a change to the previous releases, rather than augment the original LP with other tracks that featured in the band's live set at the time, this time there is more focus on the original tracks giving a glimpse of how they developed through the various processes of writing, rehearsing, demoing, recording, and finally being played live. In addition as a number of cover versions and re-workings already existed, new recordings were commissioned from band members, contemporaries and current artists to show how other artists interpreted the tracks, and these really complement the Twelfth Night versions, and bring out the true strength of the original songs. To accompany the CDs there are some extensive, sleeve notes written specially, including an extract from Michael Anthony's 'Words & Music' book that reviews Geoff's lyric writing in incisive detail. In addition there are never-before seen scans of some of Geoff's original handwritten lyrics and sketches, as well as new photos, etc. The content of the three CDs is: Disc One - Studio 1982, Disc Two - Live 1983-2012 and Demos 1982, Disc Three - Covers & Interpretations 1983-2018.
San Fernando Symphonic Assembly/Chariots of Fire: The Film Works of Vangelis ....CD $13.99
A collection of themes composed by Vangelis for such motion pictures as Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner, Bitter Moon, The Bounty, Alexander, Missing and more.
Stanley Clarke/Message ....CD $17.99
Forty five years after his album debut, four-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Stanley Clarke shows he is still unapproachable on both the electric and acoustic, wielding a vision of fusion and funk, breakbeats and bass-interpreted cello suites with a little help from friends like trumpeter Mark Isham. Backed by a young versatile band and a collection of tunes written in the midst of a tumultuous tour of Europe, 'The Message' swells with an abundance of strength, soul and astounding musicianship. 'The Message' is unmistakably a Stanley Clarke record. Five decades of unapproachable bass mastery doesn't come easy and Clarke has no interest in relinquishing his throne. Propelled by the youthfulness of his bandmates, Clarke reaches even deeper into his bag of tricks for an incredibly satisfying listen.
Marillion/Smoke [Live] ....CD $16.99
Marillion/Mirrors [Live] ....double CD $18.99
From January through September 2018 a carefully curated and strictly limited and numbered series of Marillion live albums will be released in retail stores across the globe for the very first time. Each of these individual concerts perfectly captures the unique magic around Marillion. This Ltd Ed series consists of 10 fantastic live albums, each limited to 5,000 copies worldwide, which will be released in pairs in a bi-monthly cycle. Smoke and Mirrors were recorded on Saturday and Sunday of the Marillion Weekend in Minehead, England in 2005. Together the two performances work as an equilibrium; Smoke on Saturday featuring Marillion s most up-beat and high-energy songs and Mirrors on Sunday showcasing the slower and more atmospheric side of the band.
Marillion/Popular Music [Live] ....double CD $18.99
For our second Marillion Weekend worldwide fan convention, we decided to let our guests vote on the 10 songs they'd most like to hear us play. These are the results. A few surprises, a few old tunes, and a great Saturday night. You were even able to make the floor bounce - much to the dismay of the patrons of the bar underneath the main concert hall! What a weekend - again. The final 10 songs were moved around into more of an artistic order, and songs like 'This Town' and 'Warm Wet Circles' had their "companion songs" added on.
Marillion/Happiness Is Cologne [Live] ....double CD $18.99
A double live album from the band's 2008 Happiness is the Road performance at the E-Werk in Cologne, Germany. Recorded on 26 November 2008.
Rick Wakeman/Amazing Grace ....CD + DVD $18.99
Rick Wakeman's interest in music began at an early age and it was originally thought that a career as a classical pianist lay in store for Rick and a spell at the Royal College Of Music would seem to support this theory. Unfortunately Rick preferred playing in bands and appearing on the lucrative session circuit than studying as a classical pianist and decided to leave the Royal College of Music or was perhaps gently pushed in that direction depending on whose story you believe. Whatever the facts one thing is certain Rick Wakeman was in heavy demand playing sessions for some of the biggest names in pop music at this time (Late sixties/early seventies) and as such played on many hit singles including records by Brotherhood Of Man, Cat Stevens, T. Rex and also played on the David Bowie single Space Oddity. Around this time Rick also decided to join the British folk rock band the Strawbs and it was with this band that Rick first caught the attention of the band with whom he is most closely associated... Yes. This 2007 release is a stunning set of interpretations of devotional Christian music.
Rick Wakeman/G'Ole ....import CD $17.99
Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is a legendary English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being in the progressive rock band Yes across five tenures between 1971 and 2004 and for his solo albums released in the 1970s. He is a current member of 'Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman.' G'ole! is the official documentary film of the 1982 FIFA World Cup held in Spain. The film is narrated by Sean Connery and the score was written by Rick Wakeman. It tells the story of the 1982 FIFA World Cup which was won by Italy who beat West Germany in the final. It also highlights New Zealand - who played the most games in order to qualify - and Cameroon, a rising African force.
Man/Legal Bootleg Live '99 ....CD $17.99
Live album from the Welsh legends. Man is one of the most iconic British bands of the last half century. The Man band first came together as the Bystanders in 1964. The band managed to release many singles during the period between 1964 and 1968. The band became Man when Deke Leonard from another Welsh band The Dream joined and the band signed to Pye records. The music that the Man band performed however was very much removed from the pop sensibilities of The Bystanders and more in keeping with the West Coast sound of American bands such as The Quicksilver Messenger Service. The band would record two albums for Pye (Revelation and 2ozs Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle) before leaving the label to sign with the more progressively minded Liberty records in 1970 and were to remain with the label until 1976 when they signed with MCA. Following the deal with MCA the band released just one more studio album (The Welsh Connection) before announcing their decision to call it a day following one more tour that would be recorded and finally be released as All's Well That Ends Well. Throughout the seventies the band had undergone a number of changes with members coming and going at an alarming rate with Deke Leonard leaving and joining and Martin Ace leaving and also returning briefly. During the years that followed the split the various members all concentrated on solo projects however in 1983 the band decided to re-form and head out on the road and play gigs and record again. And they were just as good as ever, as you can hear on this extraordinary slice of vintage British head music.
Beefheart Jr./Temporarily Immortal ....CD $15.99
The long-awaited solo project from famed drummer for the legendary cult band Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, Robert Williams! Features guest appearances by guitarist Mike Miller (Chick Corea / Yellowjackets), Rob Love, and others!
Osibisa/Black Magic Night: Live ....import CD $24.99
Osibisa are a Ghanaian Afrobeat band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. They were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the establishment of world music. Black Magic Night was recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in 1977.
Little Feat/Live from Neon Park ....import double CD $16.99
Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles. George disbanded the group due to creative differences in 1979, shortly before his death. Surviving members reformed Little Feat in 1987, remaining intermittently active to the present. Although the band has undergone several changes in it's lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, boogie, country, folk, gospel, soul, funk and jazz fusion influences. Guitarist Jimmy Page stated Little Feat was his favourite American band in a 1975 Rolling Stone interview. Live from Neon Park, released in 1996, is the band's second live album. The name of the album was suggested by a Little Feat fan in memory of the then recent passing of long-time Little Feat album cover artist and friend of the band, Neon Park.
The Allman Brothers Band/Cream of the Crop 2003 ....4 CD Set $45.99
Four-disc collection features 36 tracks in all, culled from ABB's shows between July 25 and August 10, 2003, in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Darien Center, NY, Hartford, CT, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC. The 2003 lineup of the group included founding members Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, plus Warren Haynes, Marc Quiñones, Oteil Burbridge and Derek Trucks.
Al DiMeola/Elegant Gypsy & More [Live] ....CD $16.99
With his acclaimed current studio album 'Opus,' Al Di Meola not only topped the TOP 5 of the Official German Jazz Album Charts and burst to #1 position in the US Contemporary Jazz Album Charts, but once again proved his status as a 'guitar superstar.' His curriculum vitae is full of exciting musical moments and incredible works and he still finds ways to challenging himself: he is a jack-of-all-trades, who does not take a real break in supposedly quieter times. Al Di Meola is burning for his passion - the music. With 'Elegant Gypsy & More LIVE'; partly recorded on his very successful 'Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary'-US Tour in 2017, Al Di Meola proves once again that jazz music tremendously 'rocks.' Above all, for him it is also a journey back to his musical beginning, which he brings to new heights with fantastic versions of songs like 'Race With Devil On Spanish Highway,' 'Flight Over Rio,' 'Midnight Tango' or 'Egyptian Danza.'
Steve Reich/Drumming ....double CD $25.99
Steve Reich's Drumming is regarded as one of the most important musical works of the last century. Distilled through his studies of African percussion in Ghana during 1970 and Balinese gamelan music, Reich revolutionized our understanding of polyrhythms, sculpting a new sonic territory to illuminate the radical potential of Minimalism. Divided into four sections, performed without pause, Drumming is written for eight small tuned drums, three marimbas, three glockenspiels, piccolo and voice. The singers recite melodic patterns that mimic the sounds of the instruments, gradually rising to the surface and then fading out. The overall effect can be transfixing-pulling listeners into the rhythm and possessing a raw immediacy, directness and energy. The premier performances of Drumming took place in December 1971 in New York City-first at The Museum of Modern Art, then at Brooklyn Academy of Music and finally at Town Hall where this recording was made-and featured the composer along with a cast of longtime collaborators including Art Murphy, Steve Chambers, Russ Hartenberger, James Preiss, Jon Gibson, Joan La Barbara, Judy Sherman, Jay Clayton, Ben Harms, Gary Burke, Frank Maefsky and James Ogden. Originally released in 1972 by gallerist John Gibson in a small private edition, Drumming represents the culmination of Reich's investigation into rhythmic phase relationships and it's early realization captures a remarkably organic feel, especially compared to the more widely known version on Deutsche Grammophon from 1974.
John Zorn/In a Convex Mirror ....CD $15.99
In a Convex Mirror features Zorn's unique saxophone playing and keyboard stylings in an extended foray into the nexus of voudun and downtown improvisation. An intense student of Haitian drumming and a regular at ceremonies from NYC to Port-au-Prince Haiti, Ches Smith weaves a hypnotic tapestry of polyrhythms that are constantly in flux. The result is an exciting new context for Zorn the performer. With special guest Ikue Mori creating moody electronic soundscapes, the music is as hypnotic as it is exhilarating. Three pieces of sonic voodoo for the 21st century!
Heldon/Agneta Nilsson ....CD $17.99
The fourth Heldon album "Agneta Nilsson" sees Richard Pinhas and his changing entourage of musicians delve even deeper into Heldon's sonic universe. Their trusted array of hypnotic synthesizer sounds is underscored in places by drums and/or guitar. Mind-expanding stuff!
Heldon/Third ....double CD $22.99
Third album from the French spacerock electro combo masterminded by Richard Pinhas (1975). Heldon's darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths, drones, fuzz and trippy improvisations. Intense Heldon!
The Residents/Rmx ....double CD $17.99
The Residents are fiddlers. Not fiddle players, just fiddlers. They like to play around and see different ways their songs could sound. They call this RMX. Some say RMX stands for remix but with The Residents, who knows? While the RMX concept is mostly associated with two album projects (The King and Eye RMX and WB:RMX), The Residents had also tinkered with individual songs. These were released as free streaming tracks on the band's official MySpace page (yes, they had one). In 2007 most of these tracks were collected in a compilation simply titled RMX, first made available on iTunes. Never before have this tunes been available on a physical release, so we are now glad to present you RMX as a CD including two previously unreleased rmx's! New cover artwork by Pore Know Graphics.
The Residents/Ghost of Hope ....CD $15.99
Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era's elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic. Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else - except, of course, The Residents. The album features guest collaborator Eric Drew Feldman - who has worked with everybody cool, so he's already in your record collection.
K. Leimer/Threnody ....CD $16.99
Threnody by K. Leimer is a music of disorientation, error and loss. Free of any particular sense of continuity or structure, Threnody dwells in an absent-minded and forgetful state, inhabiting an aftermath of events too disorienting to be completely comprehended. Highly atmospheric, the music draws from influences as diverse as Arve Henriksen, David Sylvian, Taylor Deupree and Biosphere. Shattered phrases emerge among shrouded details in a state of sustained incompleteness. In a departure for Leimer, this music is highly improvised, mostly studio-generated in real-time. "I approached the work by repeatedly abandoning it and, at some later time, after pursuing some other task, after days or weeks of new outrages, wandered back and tried to once more pick up the threads." Threnody is music tuned to a fractured time.
CCS/A's B's & Rarities ....import CD $17.99
CCS were a British group of mainly studio musicians led by blues guitarist Alexis Korner. The personnel included guitarist Peter Thorup, one of Denmark's most important blues musicians, and former Blue Mink members/studio musicians guitarist Alan Parker known from a.o. David Bowie, Donovan, Walker Brothers and the Top of the Pops tune "Whole Lotta Love," Herbie Flowers known from a.o. David Bowie, Lou Reed (the bass line of "Walk On The Wild Side"), Bryan Ferry & George Harrison, Blue Mink founder Roger Coulam on the bass guitar and Tom Jones drummer Barry Morgan. Their biggest hits were "Tap Turns On The Water" and the Donovan song "Walking."
Clannad/Turas 1980 ....double CD $20.99
Travelling back in time when Clannad was well known for their interpretations of traditional Irish folk songs. As their international breakthrough happened a few years later, on this day in January 1980 Clannad followed the roots of all their inspirations and played to an enthusiastic audience in Bremen, Germany. It was one of the last times that Clannad played that pure and simple.
Copperhead & John Cipollina/Live at Pacific High Studios ....CD $18.99
Copperhead with John Cipollina, live at Pacific High Studios, San Francisco in 1972. After leaving Quicksilver Messenger Service near the end of 1970, John Cipollina also played lead guitar with Copperhead, who issued just one 1973 album before disbanding. Performed at Pacific High Studios in San Francisco, this January 23, 1972 KSAN-FM broadcast, includes several songs from that LP, as well as eight the band did not release in studio versions. Also in Copperhead, was future Jefferson Starship bassist Pete Sears and guitarist-keyboardist-singer Gary Philippet, later (as Gary Phillips) in the Greg Kihn Band. The entire original broadcast is presented here, professionally remastered, with background liners and rare archival photos.
Al Kooper/Live at the Record Plant ....CD $18.99
Al Kooper, live from the Record Plant, Sausalito, CA on October 23rd, 1974. Having played and recorded with Bob Dylan, the Blues Project, Mike Bloomfield, Stephen Stills, Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many others, Al Kooper was already a living legend by 1974. Broadcast that October on KSAN-FM, this rare solo performance finds him playing guitar, keyboards and vocals on an intriguing, emotionally charged selection of material. The entire broadcast is presented here, together with background notes and images.
Blodwyn Pig/Ahead Rings Out + Getting to This ....import double CD $22.99
Deluxe double disc pairing of two releases from Blodwyn Pig. This band is lead by Jethro Tull's original guitarist, Mick Abrahams.
Alan Davey/Al Chemical's Lysergic Orchestra Vol. 2 ....import CD $15.99
The wildly experimental and weirdly creative album from former Hawkwind bassist, Alan Davey! Originally released in 2013, this album continues Davey's well-received solo musical mindtrip! Includes a track that was inspired by a poem by Davey's former bandmate Robert Calvert!
Richard Thompson/Rumor and Sigh ....Hybrid SACD $39.99
Limited hybrid SACD edition mastered from the original master tapes. Richard Thompson manages all of his usual superhuman feats on Rumor and Sigh. Rippled, vibrant guitar lines that sound like they're coming from four guitars? Check. Lyrics that expose the delicate quirks of human behavior in witty, truthful manners? Here. Engaging vocals that arrive as if they are sung only to you, the words doubling as whispered thoughts in your own head? Yep. But Rumor and Sigh goes further by featuring astute, lively production and well-planned arrangements ranking the 1991 album as one of the - if not the most - cohesive and accessible efforts of Thompson's storied career. And now, courtesy of Mobile Fidelity, it's his best-sounding record. Mastered from the original master tapes and strictly limited to 2000 numbered copies, this hybrid SACD breathes with an effervescent openness that makes the music emerge with a livelier sheen, standout dynamics, and unstoppable energy. This definitive digital edition makes it immediately evident Rumor and Sigh ensures as a very special album - a cohesive, varied, and fun set spiked with some of Thompson's finest compositions and an exoticism that extends to the modest use of the hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, concertina, and crumhorn.
Todd Rundgren & Utopia/Road to Utopia - Complete Recordings 1974-82 ....CD Box Set $69.99
Friday Music is no stranger to the stunning recordings of Todd Rundgren and Utopia. Therefore, it is with much excitement to announce the blockbuster seven compact disc box extravaganza The Road to Utopia: The Complete Recordings (1974-82). Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Hall & Oates) at Friday Music Studios from the Bearsville/Warner Bros. tapes, each of their seven classic albums truly come to life in this new limited edition package. In honor of the upcoming reunion tour, we are offering for a very limited time each of their seven albums now in first time cd digipak gatefold covers, featuring the original album artwork elements, including rare inner sleeve art, label art, insert artwork, all housed in a handsome cd box. The amazing collection will also include 2018 written commentary from Utopia's Todd Rundgren, Willie Wilcox, Kasim Sulton and Roger Powell. To enhance your musical enjoyment, The Road to Utopia: The Complete Recordings (1974-82) will also include 15 rare bonus tracks, culled from the vaults including live tracks, b side, radio promo versions and of course the five-star mastering you would expect from Friday Music. We believe this wonderful new audiophile compact disc release of The Road to Utopia: The Complete Recordings (1974-82) will become one of the most anticipated releases of the year!
Yes/New Director's Cut ....import double DVD $26.99
Yes - The Director's Cut movie. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage and previously unreleased live performances at the N.I.A, Birmingham and The Glastonbury Festival, which have only been seen before in edited clips and now due to the demand from fans, have been included in full in this new 'Directors Cut.' 2 DVD NTSC Region 0.
Dukes of the Orient/Dukes of the Orient ....CD $12.99
What do you get when you match a Brit from London who loves American AOR with an
American from California who grew up on British prog? Dukes of the Orient is the masterful
pairing of vocalist John Payne (ex-ASIA, GPS) with keyboardist Erik Norlander (Last in
Line, Lana Lane, Rocket Scientists) who now present their eponymous debut album, ten years
in the making. 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. Payne says of the album, "With Dukes of the
Orient we have dug deep with analog soundscapes, superlative musicians and song-driven
epics. Add to this the masterful artwork of Rodney Matthews and a journey that started
with the supergroup Asia, we give you the next chapter, one we are extremely proud
The two are backed by a world-renown ensemble of top musicians including Jeff Kollman, Guthrie Govan, Moni Scaria and Bruce Bouillet on guitar, Molly Rogers on strings and Jay Schellen on drums. Payne provides bass guitar and additional lead and rhythm guitar parts to complete the audiophile production. The album was mixed on a traditional analog console to preserve and enhance the natural depth, clarity and soul of the tracks with great care taken to avoid over-compression, extreme equalization and distortion. Dukes of the Orient has its origins in 2007 as "Asia featuring John Payne," a band that continued on after ASIA keyboardist, Geoff Downes, left the band to re-form the original 1982 lineup. Payne recruited Norlander to join Guthrie Govan and Jay Schellen for tour dates in the US and initial recordings, some of which endured to appear on the Dukes of the Orient album here. Govan left the band to form The Aristocrats and was replaced by guitarist Bruce Bouillet followed by Jeff Kollman and Moni Scaria. The final lineup resulted in the track, Seasons Will Change, released as a video in 2013 and also now appears on the Dukes of the Orient album. Following the death of original ASIA vocalist, John Wetton, in early 2017, Payne and Norlander decided that these recordings should give birth to a new band, both out of respect for Wetton and for clarity with the Downes-led ASIA.
Allan Holdsworth/Atavachron ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Flat Tire ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Hard Hat Area ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/I.O.U. ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Metal Fatigue ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/None Too Soon ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Road Games ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Sand ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Secrets ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/The Sixteen Men of Tain ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Then! ....CD $14.99
Allan Holdsworth/Wardenclyffe Tower ....CD $14.99
These albums are only available presently as part of Manifesto Records 12 CD box set "The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever," but now for the first time in several years they will be available on CD. These albums have been digitally remastered from the original tapes and feature all the original artwork.
Supertramp/Breakfast in America ....SACD $39.99
Supertramp's Breakfast in America has it all: Illustrious artwork. Sing-a-long hooks. Contagious melodies. Symphonic bluster. Rhapsodic thrust. Signature Wurlitzer electric piano sounds. Two Grammy Awards, including one for Best Engineered Album. More than 20 million copies sold. Four Billboard hit singles that continue to dominate radio airplay today. Every aspect of the chart-topping art-rock set screams blockbuster, not the least of which is the production, the result of painstaking studio setups and months of mixing. Indeed, aside from the undeniably catchy nature of the ten tracks, fun remains the most central element of Breakfast in America. The band even titled the record to fall in line with the overall joyful feeling of the material. About the latter: Few late 1970s rock albums feature a more cohesive, harmony-drenched parade of stunningly executed, wondrously arranged works. The collective offspring of members Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson, each tune reflects the creative pulses of each musician, with the resultant contrasts lending to their appeal. Davies' penchant for grittier, bluesy strands blends with Hodgson's witty, pop-leaning techniques. The combination proves unstoppable. Home to a quartet of commercial staples - 'The Logical Song,' 'Goodbye Stranger,' 'Take the Long Way Home,' and the title track - Breakfast in America teems with arena-sized drama, meticulous craftsmanship, and mesmerizing refrains. Shrewd lyrical turns abound, whether on the phonetic, adjective-stacked 'The Logical Song,' life-in-America portrait 'Child of Vision,' or move-to-L.A. saga 'Gone Hollywood.' U.S. references also dot the smash title track, which reflects the glib humor, romantic fantasies, and pop culture permeating the record. Breakfast in America also retains it's vitality because of it's expert instrumentation and placement. Deemed 'a textbook-perfect album of post-Beatles, keyboard-centered English art rock that strikes the shrewdest possible balance between quasi-symphonic classicism and rock & roll' by Rolling Stone shortly after it's release, the record serves as a blueprint of reference-setting production and mixing. Check the scorching guitar outro on 'Goodbye Stranger,' gospel accents on 'Lord Is It Mine,' saxophone lines on 'Take the Long Way Home,' or chemistry of the choruses on basically every piece here. It's enough to make one long for the '70s again.
Jean Michel-Jarre/Original Album Classics ....5 CD Box Set $31.99
Includes the Jean Michel-Jarre classics Oxygene, The Concerts in China parts 1 and 2, Chronology and Metamorphoses.
Ozric Tentacles/Erpland ....import CD $13.99
Ozric Tentacles/Jurassic Shift ....import CD $13.99
Ozric Tentacles/Live Underslunky ....import CD $13.99
Ozric Tentacles/Pungent Effulgent ....import CD $13.99
Ozric Tentacles/Pyramidion ....import CD $13.99
Ozric Tentacles/Waterfall Cities ....import CD $13.99
New nice price reissues from the Ozric Tentacles catalog on Madfish.
Miles Davis/Star People ....import CD $17.99
On this 1983 release, Miles Davis rediscovers the blues. Beside the members of the band from the "We Want Miles" album, the recordings feature John Scofield for the first time, who worked alongside Mike Stern in Davis' band in late 1982 and early 1983 before Stern's departure later in the year. Marcus Miller played on five of the six tracks and would later be replaced by Tom Barney, Al Foster and Mino Cinelu are heard on drums and percussion. Miles Davis plays trumpet and Oberheim synthesizer often at the same time (without using overdubs) and also on separately recorded interludes for the over 18-minute long blues "Star People."
Wobbler/Hinterland ....import CD $25.99
This is the new version of Wobbler's debut album from 2005; remixed and remastered in 2016, now finally released on CD. Hinterland has never sounded better, finally capturing the sound the band initially aimed for back in 2004/2005 when it was mixed by a (then) unexperienced band. The album features tons (literally) of vintage keyboards such as mellotron, hammond organ, etc.
Galahad/Seas of Change ....CD $17.99
2018 release, the follow up to the 2017 Quiet Storms album which contained 15 short (ish) tracks and was a much more mellow affair whereas Seas of Change is the polar opposite and consists of just one 43 minute track, creating, what we think is, a full on no holds barred prog/rock rollercoaster of an album. Seas of Change is a kind of hybrid in terms of musical style, featuring more traditional, occasionally pastoral, elements reminiscent of the older Galahad sound whilst also incorporating the heavier guitar and more modern techno keyboard sounds of the last few studio albums. Seas of Change is also the first album to feature Lee Abraham on all guitars following his re-joining of the band in the Spring of 2017. Lee is already familiar to the band and a fully paid up part of the Galahad family having been the band's bass player from 2005 to 2009 and appearing on one of their most critically and commercially successful albums Empires Never Last as well as on a couple of live albums. We feel that Lee has added his own stamp and expanded the Galahad sound palette whilst still retaining the Galahad feel and overall sound. Seas of Change is also Tim Ashton's first appearance on a Galahad album containing completely brand-new material since he appeared on Nothing Is Written back in 1990! As ever the album was pulled together mixed and mastered by engineer/producer extraordinaire Karl Groom (Threshold/Dragonforce/Pendragon/Arena etc.) at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey. Seas of Change features long term honorary member Sarah Bolter who makes an appearance on flute, clarinet and soprano sax.
Gary Brooker/Echoes in the Night ....import CD $17.99
Gary Brooker's 1985 solo debut "Echoes in the Night" was the album for all those fans who had been waiting eight years for a Procol Harum reunion. In addition to Gary Brooker's singing and keyboard work, it featured Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher, lyricist Keith Reid, and drummer B.J. Wilson. They didn't appear on every track, but when they got together, notably on the title song (which also featured Eric Clapton), "Saw the Fire," and especially the ambitious "Ghost Train," Procol Harum was back. Even when Fisher and Reid weren't collaborating, as on "Mr. Blue Day," Brooker aspired to a 'Procol' approach.
John Mayall/No More Interviews ....import CD $17.99
John Mayall, OBE is a legendary English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. In the 1960s, he was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band which has counted among it's members some of the most famous blues and blues rock musicians. They include Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor, Aynsley Dunbar, Hughie Flint, Jon Hiseman, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser, Johnny Almond, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington. In the late 1970s his career was often overlooked by Mayall purists, but it included some veritable gems including this album which was recorded & mixed at Kendun Studio D, Los Angeles, California.
Bert Jansch/A Man I'd Rather Be Part 1 ....import 4 CD Box Set $49.99
Limited four CD book-back packaging. Comprising Bert's seminal 1960s output (alongside his only album as a duet with Pentangle bandmate John Renbourn) this four disc set covers an era that forged creative paths for everyone from Neil Young to Johnny Marr. Bert's first studio albums capture his most prolific period - these four albums were written, recorded and issued in just two years; a testament to not only Bert's abundant musicality but to a time for music that was changing - excitedly - from minute to minute. From Bert's masterclass in elegant, melodic, one-man-and-his-guitar fingerpicking on his self-titled LP, to the beginnings of something altogether more exotic on Bert and John, these records are nothing if not a remarkable insight into the changing face of folk music at the time. For those unfamiliar with Jansch's oeuvre, this is a real treat; you won't find a more comprehensively produced collection. A Man I'd Rather Be includes all the original liner notes (from both Keith de Groot and Bert himself) as well as new ruminations from Bill Leader (who recorded much of Jansch's nascent work) as well as never-before seen photographs by the illustrious Brian Shuel. For those in the know, this is a chance to revisit these extraordinary albums, revel in new insights and add some - perhaps more listenable LPs - to sit alongside their love-worn originals.
Bert Jansch/A Man I'd Rather Be Part 2 ....import 4 CD Box Set $49.99
Limited four CD set in 24-page hardback book. A Man I'd Rather Be (Part II) comprises Jansch's late '60s and early '70s output, an under-rated era, no doubt influenced by the now well-established Pentangle sound. Bandmates Danny Thompson (bass) and Terry Cox (drums) regularly feature among the musicians as well as cameo appearances by Mary Hopkin, Toni Visconti and Dave Mattacks. In this period, we see Jansch's take on pop (Nicola), blues (Birthday Blues funnily enough), handsome arrangements (Rosemary Lane) and baroque folk (Moonshine). All of this being conjured during a time when Pentangle was simultaneously releasing albums and constantly touring; to say that the man had a generous talent is something of an understatement. ?The lush orchestration of Nicola was partly recorded by John Wood who would later engineer Nick Drake's recordings at the same studio. The heart melting cover of Birthday Blues contains a set with some of the stalwarts of Bert's solo and Pentangle sets, 'Poison' and 'A Woman Like You' and some of his most arresting work including 'Come Sing a Happy Song' which featured on the soundtrack of Noah Baumbach's The Squid and the Whale in 2005. Rosemary Lane is considered by many to be one of Bert's finest records, a smooth mix of traditional folk such as the title track and 'Reynardine,' timeless original compositions like 'Tell Me What Is True Love?' and in 'Alman' and 'Sarabanda,' examples of early music including the 16th and 17th/18th centuries, all with the sympathetic production of Bill Leader. Moonshine, Bert's first release after Pentangle split, It was produced by fellow member Danny Thompson and the legendary Tony Visconti, who not only arranged a number of songs but also played on the record. It also features Mary Hopkin duetting with Bert on Ewan MacColl's 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,' Aly Bain and Charles Mingus' drummer Charlie Richmon.
Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois/Venetian Snares X Daniel Lanois ....CD $14.99
"An appetite for the unknown" - Daniel Lanois. No collaboration is unlikely when the end goals are the same. A meeting of two artists who illustrate different corners of the musical landscape, come together to create a new statement that takes their collective strengths to higher elevations and encompasses new terrains. So it is on the first collaborative journey of Canadian musicians Venetian Snares and Daniel Lanois. What started as mutual respect for one another s work, led to several years of a creative germination resulting in an eight-track full-length exploration released May 4th on Timesig/Planet Mu. The path began in 2014, after Lanois reached out to Venetian Snares (Aaron Funk) as a fan of his work. The project started to take root in Summer of 2016, after Funk hung around Toronto between shows. Taking his gear to Lanois studio, the two began to play for the first time together in what would prove to be a formative moment in their creative journey together. I love making music with Dan, he has a real understanding of how to create a world and build what may exist within that world. Bassdrums are trombones and they are a colossal whale which floats on clouds of leaves speaking to the blast furnace feeding the mammoth. A small painting of forest horses hangs in the cranium of the sea horse. Aaron Funk Recorded live in a former Buddhist temple-turned-studio in Toronto, 'Venetian Snares x Daniel Lanois' travels to new zones in what Lanois describes as a body of work driven by exploration . Like all the best collaborations, it's brought something new out of both musicians. Equipped with their production acuity, they let their natural workflow guide them through uncharted waters. Funk laid the groundwork with drums while Lanois rode the pedal steel, weaving their sounds together in a new sonic tapestry. The two ultimately landed at their destination, their work ready to be shared with those willing to explore.
Man/Live at Reading 1983 ....CD $14.99
Man are one of the most iconic British bands of the last half Century. Throughout the seventies the band had undergone a number of changes with members coming and going at an alarming rate with Deke Leonard leaving and joining and Martin Ace leaving and also returning briefly. During the years that followed the split the various members all concentrated on solo projects however in 1983 the band decided to re-form and head out on the road and play gigs and record again. And they were just as good as ever, as you can hear on this extraordinary slice of vintage British head music.
Man/The 1999 Party Tour ....import CD $17.99
Man are one of the most iconic British bands of the last half century. The Man band first came together as the Bystanders in 1964. The band were one of many pop bands in the sixties that were trying to climb the ladder of success and managed to release many singles during the period between 1964 and 1968. The band became Man when Deke Leonard from another Welsh band The Dream joined and the band signed to Pye records. The music that the Man band performed however was very much removed from the pop sensibilities of The Bystanders and more in keeping with the West Coast sound of American bands such as The Quicksilver Messenger Service. The band would record two albums for Pye (Revelation and 2ozs Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle) before leaving the label to sign with the more progressively minded Liberty records in 1970 and were to remain with the label until 1976 when they signed with MCA. Following the deal with MCA the band released just one more studio album (The Welsh Connection) before announcing their decision to call it a day following one more tour that would be recorded and finally be released as All's Well That Ends Well. Throughout the seventies the band had undergone a number of changes with members coming and going at an alarming rate with Deke Leonard leaving and joining and Martin Ace leaving and also returning briefly. During the years that followed the split the various members all concentrated on solo projects however in 1983 the band decided to re-form and head out on the road and play gigs and record again. And they were just as good as ever, as you can hear on this extraordinary slice of vintage British head music.
Rory Gallagher/Against the Grain ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Blueprint ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Calling Card ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Defender ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Duece ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Fresh Evidence ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Irish Tour '74 ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Jinx ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Live! In Europe ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Notes from San Francisco ....import double CD $19.99
Rory Gallagher/Photo Finish ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Rory Gallagher ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Stage Struck ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Tattoo ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Top Priority ....import CD $13.99
Rory Gallagher/Wheels within Wheels ....import CD $13.99
Universal nice price reissue of the Rory Gallgher catalog
The Guess Who/So Long Bannatyne ....CD $14.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. The Guess Who proved they could weather a significant personnel change with 1970's triumphant Share the Land. The 1971 follow-up, So Long, Bannatyne saw the band branching out, embracing more eclectic and less polished and commercial material, much of it with a considerably darker hue than the band's earlier material and heavily influenced by John Lennon's visceral Plastic Ono Band. A fascinating lyrical continuity emerges that reveals a band and it's principal writers burdened by success, cynical, tormented; the result being a kind of ad hoc concept record centering around themes of desperation, anger, disillusionment and resignation, topics frontman Burton Cummings would continue to explore throughout the rest of The Guess Who's lifespan.
Paul Kantner & Grace Slick/Sunfighter ....import CD $15.99
Sunfighter is a 1971 album by Paul Kantner and Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane. The album was released shortly after the Airplane album Bark was released, and is the second record released on the Airplane's own Grunt label, backed by RCA. The album features a picture of Kantner and Slick's baby daughter, China Wing Kantner on the cover and the song "China" is named after her. The song "Sunfighter" is dedicated to Marty Balin, who had formed Jefferson Airplane with Kantner, and "Diana" is about Diana Oughton who was a member of the Weather Underground, an American militant left-wing organization founded on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan. Many Bay Area musicians perform on the album, including members of the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and the horn group, Tower of Power. The album also features Craig Chaquico who would go on to become the lead guitarist for Jefferson Starship.
Pacific Gas & Electric/Are You Ready ....import CD $17.99
1970's LP "Are You Ready?" was released at the end of the Flower Power era. Their masterpiece is their sole gospel-funk-psychedelia hit, 'Are You Ready?' which is to this day a song that most casual rock fans remember. Some of the other songs are closer to average period blues-rock workouts, like 'Miss Lucy' and the live cover of John Lee Hooker's 'She's Long and She's Tall,' though the group original 'My Women' finds them getting into a slow blues-funk groove with graceful style. The four-part, 17-minute 'PG&E Suite' is typical of the highs and lows of many such psychedelic rock experiments of the late '60s. With their classic hit 'Are You Ready?' the album is a true psychedelic monument.
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow/Memories in Rock II ....double CD + DVD $18.99
Deluxe two CD + DVD live release including a brand new Rainbow song. Following the successful 2016 shows in Germany (Monsters Of Rock) and the UK, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow played three British shows in June 2017, which were recorded for this set. Together with Ronnie Romero (vocals), Jens Johansson (keys), Bob Nouveau (bass), David Keith (drums), Candice Night and Lady Lynn (backing vocals), the legendary guitarist performed a first-class mixture of classic Rainbow and Deep Purple tracks, which was exactly what the fans had requested. Ritchie Blackmore's brilliant guitar work can never be duplicated and is clearly a highlight of every track, but there will also be many Dio, Bonnet or Turner fans who will be very pleasantly surprised - and convinced! - by Ronnie Romero's incredibly powerful vocal performance. Apart from the 19 live tracks in excellent sound quality, this release boasts two further selling-points that will have fans excited: A brand new Rainbow song, 'Waiting For A Sign,' as well as a DVD with over 80 minutes of interviews with all band members, a Bonus Backstage Clip and a backstage video clip set to the 2017 studio version of 'I Surrender.'
Eric Burdon & The Animals/Love Is ....import CD $17.99
CD reissue. In the late sixties, the Flower Power movement, 'Peace, Love, & Freedom' was rooted in opposition to the Vietnam War. Love Is, originally released as a double vinyl album in 1968, was Eric Burdon & the Animals' most ambitious effort and it very much epitomizes that period. It's a recording that truly reflects it's times with equal amounts of great musicianship and inspiration. Seven and a half minutes of 'River Deep, Mountain High' opens the album, there's June Carter-Cash's 'Ring of Fire' and the final piece is the seventeen minutes 'Gemini'/'The Madman (Running Through The Fields)' by Zoot Money and a very young upcoming guitar virtuoso named Andy Summers.
Cactus/V ....import CD $25.99
Cactus V is the fifth album by American rock supergroup Cactus released in 2006. Deceased original singer Rusty Day has been replaced by Jimmy Kunes and the album also features the harmonica of Randy Pratt of The Lizards. It was their first album together in 34 years.
Vanilla Fudge/Out through the In Door ....import CD $25.99
"It's true! Mark, Vince, Tim, and Carmine were in California in July (2006) recording an album of Led Zeppelin covers. Mark said, "Basically, we rearranged some songs - we're doing a lot of their stuff Vanilla Fudge style. Some of the arrangements are slowed down, and some speeded up but I think we've done the songs justice."
Spiders from Mars/Spiders from Mars + 2 ....import CD $17.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition containing two bonus tracks. In 1975 Trevor Bolder (bass) and Mick Woodmansey (drums) reformed the band without Mick Ronson, and were joined in this lineup by Mike Garson (keyboards), Dave Black (guitar) and Pete McDonald (vocals). Their self-titled album, released in 1976, was their only album before the group disbanded. They were subsequently named via the landmark 1972 David Bowie concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars and were billed as such on the accompanying large-scale Ziggy Stardust tour and film. They were present again on David Bowie's 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The Spiders from Mars CD contains two bonus tracks: "National Poll" and "Roller" (Outtake).
Ry Cooder/Chicken Skin Music ....SACD $39.99
Limited Mobile Fidelity Hybrid SACD. Mastered from the original master tapes. The title of Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music - Hawaiian slang for goosebumps - serves as a direct, simple description of the album's emotional appeal. But it barely scratches the surface of a 1976 effort that triggered an interest in 'world music' a decade before the term became commonplace and a genre into and of itself. Part of a series of inimitable mid-1970s records on which Cooder ignored traditional boundaries and instigated lasting cross-cultural communication, Chicken Skin Music blends gospel, Hawaiian, folk, blues, and Tex-Mex styles into a brilliant roots stew distinguished with virtuosic playing and inspired contextual surprises. Mobile Fidelity's SACD of Chicken Skin Music brings the brilliant instrumental textures and lively tonalities to the fore like no prior digital edition. Graced with silent, black backgrounds and generous soundstages, this reissue particularly underscores the depth of Flaco Jimenez's accordion contributions. You'll hear the air flowing through the reeds, pressure resonating from the bellows, and the wide-spanning timbres emanating from the register stops. Equally transfixing are the lifelike manners in which the rich assortment of guitars come alive, with each note occupying it's own space and portraying a character unique to the individual instrument, be it a slack-key, steel, or acoustic guitar. The result is a multi-detailed, organic-sounding musical tapestry that dazzles by way of beautiful interplay, unexpected dialogue, and connective eclecticism that proves music is indeed a common language when executed with a collaborative mindset, innovative exploration, and respectful authenticity - no easy feats, but achievements fully on display on Chicken Skin Music.
Harvey Mandel/Live at Broadway Studios ....CD $15.99
Recorded before an enthusiastic audience at Broadway Studios in San Francisco, on June 21, 2001. The performance includes three of his best known songs, Christo Redentor, Wade in the Water and The Snake and the sound quality is incredible, taken from a Digital Master Soundboard (DAT) with 4 Subgroups - Guitar, Bass and Stereo Drum Mix plus stage. Harvey The Snake Mandel at his peak!
Shuggie Otis/Inter-fusion ....CD $14.99
The new fusion rock project from guitar legend, Shuggie Otis! Features commanding drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge / Beck Bogert & Appice) and stellar bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm / Roy Harper)!
Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco/You're Driving Me Crazy ....CD $13.99
'You're Driving Me Crazy' is a new studio collaboration between Van Morrison and legendary Hammond organist Joey DeFrancesco. It features interpretations of jazz and blues standards as well as selections from Van Morrison's songbook and is the follow-up to 2017's 'Versatile,' Van's chart-topping jazz album.
Blaine L. Reininger/The Blue Sleep ....CD $17.99
2018 release. The Blue Sleep is a studio album by Blaine L. Reininger, the Colorado-born composer and founder member of avant-garde music group Tuxedomoon. Written and recorded by Blaine in 2017, the album was mixed in his adopted hometown of Athens by noted electronic music producer Coti K. Like most of his previous solo projects, The Blue Sleep combines vocal songs with atmospheric instrumental tracks, three of which ('Lost Ballroom,' 'Jacob's Ladder' and 'Odi et Amo') were written for Caligula, a theatre production. "These days the music plays me," explains Blaine. "The unifying principle behind the songs on Blue Sleep is the method of composition. I apply fine old aleatory techniques - John Cage, William Burroughs, Tristan Tzara - and filter these through my instinctive knowledge of melody and harmony. Lyrics are generated algorithmically (I work with programs which assemble phrases according to mathematical rules) and then edited by me, with phrases suggested by the random output. That's pretty much my modus operandi in the 21st century."
John Zorn/Insurrection ....CD $15.99
Insurrection is an intense new instrumental project featuring guitar wizards Julian Lage and Matt Hollenberg with the incredible rhythm section of Trevor Dunn and Kenny Grohowski. Inspired by some of the greatest experimental novels of the 20th century the music is incredibly varied, combining rock, funk, blues, jazz, classical and more - often in the same song! Gnarly atonal melodies, bizarre harmonies, astonishing guitar fireworks and telepathic group interaction make this one of Zorn's most scintillating and adventurous new projects. Everyone is playing at their best here, and you have never heard such sounds! As always Zorn pulls the very best out of the musicians and they play some of the most outrageous solos you have ever heard.
Henry Kaiser/Deep Unreal ....import CD $25.99
From the resurrected Metalanguage label comes a new release; freshly recorded in December of 2017. Immediately after returning from his 12th deployment to Antarctica as a Scientific Diver, Henry Kaiser recorded this musical translation of 43 scientific dives installing an underwater remote sensing system under the ice near McMurdo Station. Kaiser has previously released 7 CDs of music inspired by his years working on and beneath the ice. The live electric guitar solos here are, perhaps, his favorite among that series of releases. Beautiful, mysterious, complex, and surprising - the guitar playing mirrors what it is like to enter the alien world below the ice. Kaiser received an Academy Award nomination for his production, cinematography and soundtrack work on Werner Herzog's Encounters at the End of the World, the documentary about people and science in the Antarctic. He knows from direct experience what he is playing about here. Kaiser s sub-surface explorations are fantastical, however much they are created in the mundane world. Each sonic incident has its counterpart below the ice, but not all of the guitarist's companions are his everyday scientific dive buddies. Imagine Conlon Nancarrow in a Day-Glo drysuit, Pete Cosey strapping on his midnight blue tanks, Robbie Basho with paisley fins, as Jerry Garcia gazes through a prismatic ice mask: Henry's ghostly companions, on a mission to go deep and unreal.
Splinter/Streets at Night ....CD $14.99
It has been said that legendary Beatles guitarist George Harrison, despite not being into the idea when Apple Records was first mooted, became so enamored of being a record company executive that he and Ringo wanted to buy Apple Records rather than have it stagger off into insolvency. As history shows, this didn't happen but, in 1974, he launched his own label Dark Horse Records. The most commercially successful act on the label was a duo called Splinter, whose debut album and single were both international hits. Although the duo of Purvis and Elliott continued to perform together until 1984, this 1977 record, the first recorded after they left Dark Horse for pastures new is still an unrecognised masterpiece. This is an extraordinary record, and one which I seriously hope is going to make more friends now than it did when it first came out.
About Aphrodite/Membran Music + Polaris ....import CD $17.99
We are very pleased to bring you the latest offering from German duo About Aphrodite and their Membran Music project. Following in the great tradition of krautrock, they blend hypnotic melodies and improvisations with gentle atmospheres and cinema soundscapes. Featuring Gilda Razani on theremin and soprano saxophone, and Hans Wanning on piano, synthesiser and live electronics, About Aphrodite take you on a euphoric and energetic sound journey, inspired by the great symphony of the world. Since 2015, they have composed and produced numerous film scores for the WDR (West German Broadcasting Cologne) and their own albums such as Bazaar (Traumtonrecords, Berlin), Ocean Lily and Faktor X (Aztek Electronic Music in Melbourne, Australia) and they have performed at festivals such as Fusion Festival (Germany), Jazz Province (Russia), and Les Digitales (Switzerland).
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Ryko/WEA/ADA: The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Inside Out: The Sea Within, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Haken, Devin Townsend Project, Fates Warning, Toundra, Kino, Long Distance Calling, Perfect Beings, Rikard Sjoblom's Gunglfy
KScope: Porcupine Tree, Lunatic Soul, Mansun, iamthemorning, Gazpacho, Nosound, Tangerine Dream, No-Man, TesseracT, Crippled Black Phoenix
RareNoise: J. Peter Schwalm, World Service Project, Sonar & David Torn, Lorenzo Feliciati, Joshua Trinidad, Dave Liebman with Adam Rudolph and Tatsuya Nakatani, Bobby Previte, Roswell Rudd, Lef, Eraldo Bernocchi, Jamie Saft
Caroline/EMI: Jeff Beck, Steve Tibbetts, Mick Ronson, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Paco DeLucia, John Scofield, Jimmy Smith, David Clayton-Thomas, Roger Daltrey, Brian Eno, The Moody Blues, Jerry Garcia, The Doors, The Who, Pete Townshend, Steve Gadd Band, Jarrett Peacock DeJohnette, Ry Cooder, Arvo Part, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Van Morrison
Wounded Bird: Count Basie, Bob and Ray, Larry Coryell & Steve Kahn, Hall & Oates, Hubert Laws, Jeff Lorber, Danny O'Keefe, Pure Food & Drug Act, Lee Ritenour, The Searchers, Vicious Rumors
The Raisins/Everything & More ....4 CD-R Set $39.99
This 60 track collection, The Raisins Everything & More, has been out of print for years, but is now making its way back for a VERY limited run! Only 50 copies were pressed and only eight copies are left! Once these are gone, that's it. Band members include guitarist Rob Fetters and bassist Bob Nyswonger who also belong to the bands The Psychodots and Adrian Belew's power pop band The Bears.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience/Axis: Bold As Love (Hybrid Stereo + Mono SACD) ....SACD $35.99
Axis: Bold As Love on Hybrid SACD from Analogue Productions! Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman, from the original analog master tapes! Includes both mono and stereo mixes - Pure DSD sound! Analogue Productions presents the SACDs Jimi Hendrix fans have asked for: Hybrid SACDs of both Axis: Bold As Love, as well as Are You Experienced, the 1967 debut full-length studio release by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Newly remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes, each disc contains the mono and stereo mixes for each of these historic albums. This is pure DSD sound to applaud! Axis: Bold As Love, the sensational sophomore release of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, showcased Hendrix's expansive experimentation while acknowledging his early R&B and soul music influences. The album features classics such as "Spanish Castle Magic," "Little Wing," "Castles Made Of Sand," and "If 6 Was 9." As Rolling Stone states, Jimi Hendrix was the most innovative instrumental genius the rock era produced, a wizard guitar player whose sense of technique never overwhelmed the blues and rock 'n' roll spirit that was the underpinning of his genius. He improvised with the fervor of a born jazzman; he philosophized like the most cosmic rocker, but ultimately his basics were rooted in soul, a reflection of the chitlin circuit, where he cut his teeth. With the possible exception of Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was debatably the world's finest-ever power trio. Axis was a showcase for Jimi's brash, scintillating songs and the grasp that Jimi and his cohorts - Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass - had on the studio technology at their disposal, and the lyrical beauty of Hendrix's guitar playing.
The Sea Within/The Sea Within ....import double CD $33.99
The astonishing talents of guitarist/vocalist Roine Stolt, bassist Jonas Reingold, keyboard player/vocalist Tom Brislin, drummer/vocalist Marco Minnemann and vocalist/guitarist Daniel Gildenlow join forces both in and on The Sea Within. Special guests include Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Yes legend Jon Anderson, Casey McPherson and Rob Townsend. Stolt says, "People have asked me how I would describe what we have done, and it is almost impossible. Our tastes are very eclectic - from prog to jazz to classical, to heavy rock, folk, punk, electronica and pop. We all come from different backgrounds - so everything goes (with great melodies and hooks plus the rawness of metal, improvisations, symphonic and movie soundtracks!)."
Spock's Beard/Noise Floor ....double CD $16.99
2018 release, the 13th studio album from the progressive rock band. Formed in Los Angeles. For this album, Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio by drummer and original member Nick D'Virgilio. Spock's Beard is a band that is in a continual state of evolution, as is always the case with genuinely creative musicians. And Noise Floor fits perfectly into this process. The album was engineered by long-time collaborator Rich Mouser.
The Flower Kings/A Kingdom of Colours II (2004-2013) ....import 9 CD Box Set $59.99
A lavish nine cd box set collecting all the Flowers Kings' studio albums from 2004-2013 - from the outstanding Adam & Eve (featuring Daniel Gildenlow) to the dark reinventions of Desolation Rose - plus three discs of bonus material. Includes liner notes and an interview with Roine Stolt conducted by Dom Lawson (The Guardian, Prog Magazine).
Haken/L-1ve ....import double CD + double DVD $32.99
Following the band's much-acclaimed fourth studio album Affinity, L-1VE is Haken's first ever live album. Recorded and filmed on the 13th April 2017, at the Melkweg venue in Amsterdam, L-1VE represents the band's first ever live document and includes tracks from across the bands discography. The band comments: "The release of official live material is a project that is long overdue and we know our existing fans have been crying out for this for some time now. It is largely due to the will of the people that the idea of this project became a reality. Both the band and the label were inundated with emails requesting a live release in some shape or form, and it was actually rather flattering, so giving the people what they wanted just felt like the right thing to do" The setlist focussed heavily on their two most recent critically acclaimed albums Affinity (2016) and The Mountain (2013) with a 22 minute encore of the title track from Visions (2011). However, the centrepiece of the album has to be Aquamedley, which sees the band celebrating and performing excerpts from their debut album Aquarius (2010) - a story of a mermaid born into a corrupt human world. The DVD includes 4 bonus tracks filmed at ProgPower USA 2016, that also includes Mike Portnoy's cameo appearance on gong, and all of the official videos from the Affinity album. The live audio was mixed by Jerry Guidroz, known for his work with Neal Morse and Winery Dogs. The DVDs are NTSC 16:9, Region 0, 16/48 PCM Stereo, Dolby AC3 5.1 Surround.
Devin Townsend Project/Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman
Theatre Plovdiv ....import Blu-Ray $28.99
Devin Townsend Project/Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv ....import triple CD + DVD $33.99
Devin Townsend Project/Ocean Machine - Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv [Deluxe Artbook Edition] ....import 3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray
On the 22nd September 2017, Devin Townsend Project played a show at the Ancient Roman Theater in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, performing the landmark Ocean Machine album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks with the Orchestra and Choir of Plovdiv State Opera. Devin comments, "Plovdiv and this live package represents a lot to me, it signifies the end of one era, and the celebration of another. Ocean machine was released 20 years ago, and though Marty (drums) is no longer with us, I was able to finally perform the album in its entirety with the original bassist John 'Squid' Harder on this night. On a cold evening in an old city in the ancient theatre, many lifelong milestones came to a conclusion on this night and I'm exceptionally proud of it." The Limited Deluxe 3CD/2DVD/Blu-Ray Artbook Edition comes with liner notes from Devin and a special documentary on the second DVD and Blu-Ray.
Fates Warning/Live over Europe ....import double CD $33.99
Progressive Metal pioneers Fates Warning's Live over Europe was recorded at various European locations - Aschaffenburg, Germany; Belgrade, Serbia; Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece; Rome and Milan, Italy; Budapest, Hungary and Ljubljana, Slovenia - during the band's January 2018 headlining tour for Theories of Flight (FW's most successful studio release to date). The live-album features the stellar line-up of Ray Alder (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitars), Joey Vera (bass and vocals), Bobby Jarzombek (drums) plus Mike Abdow (guitars and vocals) and was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Haken).
Toundra/Vortex ....import CD $22.99
Toundra reached #2 in their homeland Spain with its previous album IV. On 2018's Vortex, Toundra returns - on the Inside Out label - with an earth-shaking and heart-stopping selection of rock instrumentals.
Kino/Radio Voltaire ....CD $14.99
Kino returns, 13 years after its debut album Picture (2005). Radio Voltaire sees a partial return to the style of Picture, but also presents several fresh directions. Featuring John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, It Bites, Arena, Frost*), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Craig Blundell (Frost*, Steven Wilson) and John Beck of It Bites as a special guest on keyboards. While focussing on accessible and diverse song craft, Radio Voltaire impresses with a vast amount of diverse arrangements and moods, making it a perfect, timeless melodic prog rock album.
Long Distance Calling/Boundless ....import CD $24.99
2018 release from German instrumental progressive rock powerhouse Long Distance Calling. Following the release of two albums that saw the band exploring the addition of vocals to their sound, the band have gone back to basics and created a purely instrumental record. The band comments: "This time around, the four of us locked ourselves in a room over a couple of months and pretty much got back to where we started as a band to catch this "go with the flow" feeling. This is probably the purest LDC album ever, no guests, no vocals, all instrumental. We´re stoked how it turned out and this album got a lot of energy, heaviness, melodies and twists, we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do."
Perfect Beings/Vier ....CD $17.99
Perfect Beings' third studio release is an epic progressive statement featuring four monumental and continuous pieces of music. On Vier, Ryan Hurtgen (vocal, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production) and Jesse Nason (keyboards) are joined by modern progressive drumming phenom Sean Reinert, whose innovation has been heard with Death, Gordian Knot and as a founding member of Cynic.
Rikard Sjoblom's Gunglfy/Rumbling Box (2006-2016) ....import 5 CD Box Set $36.99
A limited edition CD box set celebrating a decade of former Beardfish leader Rikard Sjoblom's material. Including 2006's Cyklonmannen, 2009's Please Be Quiet, 2011's Lamentations, 2016's The Unbendable Sleep, and an unreleased album Att For Barn Som Tror Pa Sagor Lasa Hogt Nar Kvallen Kommer (recorded in 2015). Sjoblom has written extensive liner notes to accompany all the albums in the box set.
Porcupine Tree/In Absentia ....import CD $17.99
In Absentia was the band's seventh studio album, first released in 2002, and was the first in a run of 3 albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. It was something of a breakthrough for the band, selling three times more than previous releases. Following on from 2000's Lightbulb Sun it had a distinctly heavier tone, partly due to the addition of legendary drummer Gavin Harrison, and was also their first for major label Lava / Atlantic Records. In Absentia features many of Porcupine Tree's most loved songs including "Trains," "The Sound of Muzak" and "Blackest Eyes." While not a formal concept album, many of the songs have common themes related to serial killers, youthful innocence gone wrong, and observations of the modern world, setting a template for many of Wilson's future songs.
Porcupine Tree/Deadwing ....import CD $17.99
Deadwing was Porcupine Tree's eighth studio album, first released in 2005 following their breakthrough with In Absentia, it was the second in a run of 3 albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. It also continued their new-found commercial success to become their top-selling record at the time. Based on a screenplay written by Steven Wilson and director Mike Bennion, about half of the songs were started with a view to being part of the score to that film, but when the film failed to move into the production stage, Wilson instead made them the foundation for the next PT album, with additional material written in collaboration with the other band members. The album features the classic singles: "Shallow" and "Lazarus," the latter of which Wilson still performs live with his current band. Other popular songs from the album include "Open Car" and "Arriving Somewhere but not Here."The album features guest appearances from Adrian Belew (King Crimson), who plays guitar solos on the title track and "Halo."
Lunatic Soul/Under the Fragmented Sky ....CD $14.99
2018 studio release Under the Fragmented Sky marks the 10th anniversary of Lunatic Soul. Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind Riverside. Under the Fragmented Sky is Duda's sixth studio album as Lunatic Soul and follows the acclaimed Fractured (both were recorded at the same time whilst Mariusz was facing tragic events in his personal life). Under the Fragmented Sky rebuilds Lunatic Soul as we know it, with dark and haunting atmospheres coming to the forefront. Duda explains "Fractured was not a full picture of the latest Lunatic Soul recordings. These more classical pieces have been waiting for their own time which has now come." Recorded during the Fractured sessions and completed in early 2018, Under the Fragmented Sky is a supplement to Fractured as well being an artistically independent release with its own identity. The final track Untamed sees a guest appearance on drums for Wawrzyniec Dramowicz (aka Vaaver). The album was designed and illustrated by Polish artist Jarek Kubicki.
Mansun/Attack of the Grey Lantern [21st Anniversary Edition]
....import double CD $25.99
Mansun/Attack of the Grey Lantern [Deluxe 21st Anniversary Edition] ....import triple CD + DVD $69.99
A 21st Anniversary CD edition of the groundbreaking #1 debut album by Mansun containing the ageless anthem Wide Open Space. A brilliant hybrid of cinematic art rock invention and soaring melodies, Attack of the Grey Lantern reached #1 in the UK charts on its 1997 release. CD in mediabook packaging featuring the iconic 'roses' cover art and a 16-page booklet including lyrics. The audio has been remastered from the original master tapes by Jon Astley (Led Zeppelin, The Who). Also comes a 21st Anniversary deluxe 4 disc edition of the groundbreaking debut album by Mansun (containing the ageless anthem Wide Open Space). The first CD contains the original album, the second is packed with previously unreleased demos, rarities and outtakes from the Mansun archive, and the third features BBC Radio 1 session tracks from 1995 and 1996 that have not been available since they were on air. The DVD includes the album's first ever 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS 96/24 5.1 and Dolby Digital AC3 5.1) by long-time Mansun collaborator P-Dub, a hi-resolution stereo audio (24bit/48kHz Linear PCM) and 8 original promotional videos. The book includes newly unearthed photos, extracts from Paul Draper's notebook documenting the early beginnings of AOTGL, previously unreleased original artwork, a foreword penned by Draper, in-depth sleeve notes by journalist Paul Stokes, and many unearthed treasures.
iamthemorning/belighted ....CD $12.99
A 2018 Kscope label mid-price cd edition of iamthemorning's self-released debut studio album from 2012. Taking influences, musically and lyrically, from the likes of Porcupine Tree, Philip Glass and Kate Bush, the duo's songwriting is rich with metaphorical layers (referencing the modern human condition as well as Shakespearean poetry, and the visual aesthetics of the Pre-Raphaelites. Singer Marjana Semkina explains, "There isn't just sadness, loneliness and pain in iamthemorning's lyrical field; there is beauty, happiness and hope as well."
Gazpacho/Tick Tock ....CD $12.99
A 2018 Kscope label mid-price cd edition of Gazpacho's fifth studio release from 2009 (originally released on HTW Records). The album is based on the story of French writer and navigator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry who took off in an attempt at a long distance flight from Paris to Saigon in 1935. He crashed in the Sahara Desert, stranded with his co pilot Prevot. Later he recounted his experience in a book called Wind, Sand and Stars and this forms the conceptual basis of the Tick Tock album. This edition features the bonus track Independence Day (an outtake from the Tick Tock sessions).
Nosound/A Sense of Loss ....CD $14.99
A 2018 remastered Kscope label reissue of Nosound's 2009 studio album. In the build-up to the band's 2018 studio release, Nosound songwriter Giancarlo Erra has remastered the band's back catalogue. The follow up to 2008's Lightdark, A Sense of Loss introduced a post rock element to Erra's ever-evolving sound. Giancarlo describes the album as, "A move from the classic 'rock' - or rock ambient - approach used in Lightdark to a more unique sound." To create this sound, the band used fewer synths (a strict selection of vintage sounds) and a string quartet. This 2018 remastered version includes two bonus tracks, an outtake and an alternative version of the epic Fading Silently, which includes a guitar solo that was originally intended for the album version.
Tangerine Dream/Quantum Gate + Quantum Key EP ....import double CD $18.99
A special double CD edition of Tangerine Dream's celebrated 2017 album Quantum Gate, which also includes the 34 minute Quantum Key EP from 2015. Covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres, Quantum Gate is a brilliant contemporary updating of Tangerine Dream's trademark sound of sequencer-driven Ambient Electronica. The album began as a concept and series of musical sketches by Edgar Froese in 2015. Following his death, the remaining band members - Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane - have worked together to realize Edgar's visions of an album that attempts to translate quantum physics and philosophy into music. Two CDs in a digipak with an 8-page booklet.
Porcupine Tree/Arriving Somewhere [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + Blu-Ray $18.99
A 2018 Kscope label 2CD/Blu-Ray edition of Porcupine Tree's Arriving Somewhere. Taken from the Deadwing tour in 2005 and featuring superb live performances from the band - Steven Wilson, Gavin Harrison, Richard Barbieri and Colin Edwin with John Wesley - this edition is the first time the film has been available on Blu-Ray. It additionally includes the audio in three formats mixed by Steven Wilson: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM Surround and PCM Stereo (mastered by Darcy Proper in 2006). Filmed by Studio M at the Park West, Chicago, USA, 11-12th October 2005 and edited by long-time Steven Wilson collaborator Lasse Hoile, live sound recording was handled by Mark Prator of Red Room Recorders. Graphic design is by Carl Glover. The Blu-Ray extras include: bonus live performances from the German Rockpalast TV broadcast of Radioactive Toy and Futile; live projections of Start Of Something Beautiful, Halo and Mother And Child Divided; the Lazarus promo video; Gavin Harrison's Cymbal Song video; and a photo gallery (Please note that the content is exactly the same as the previous 2DVD version). This edition of Arriving Somewhere is released 10 years after its first release on Kscope, presented in a media book with a 24-page booklet.
Porcupine Tree/Coma Divine ....double CD $12.99
A standalone release for the 2016 Delerium Years box set edition of Coma Divine. Riding high on the success of their 1996 album Signify, Porcupine Tree achieved their first 'break' when Italian station Radio Rock playlisted Radioactive Toy and invited the band over to Rome to the largest audience they had played for. Returning to the city near the end of the ensuing European tour, the band recorded performances over three nights creating their first ever official live album, Coma Divine. This edition of the album features bonus tracks not included on the original 1997 CD release, including the early classics, Radioactive Toy and Up the Downstair and documents the turning point in a band that soon became pivotal to the prog rock scene. Mid-price double CD edition in a 6-panel digipack.
No-Man/Returning Jesus ....double CD $15.99
A Kscope label double CD reissue of No-Man's lauded fourth studio album featuring a 2017 remaster by Steven Wilson. Originally released on the 3rd Stone label in February 2001, Returning Jesus is a collection of ambitious songs which combine singer-songwriter, art rock, ECM jazz, and ambient influences with the band's unique widescreen production and seductively melancholy compositions. Guest musicians include Steve Jansen (Japan/Rain Tree Crow) on drums, Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) on bass and double bass, Theo Travis (Soft Machine) on saxophone and flute, and Ian Dixon on trumpet. The late trumpeter Ian Carr (Nucleus), David Kosten (Faultline, Bat For Lashes) and Ben Christophers contribute to the evocative opening piece Only Rain. The double CD contains the original album, plus a bonus CD of b-sides, demos and alternate versions (including some previously unreleased recordings). Presented in a digipak with a 16 page booklet, featuring sleeve notes by Tim Bowness plus additional artwork and photographs from regular collaborator Carl Glover.
TesseracT/Sonder ....CD $14.99
TesseracT/Sonder [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $16.99
The highly anticipated 2018 studio album from progressive metal's most innovative force. With fourth album Sonder, TesseracT adds significant firepower to its arsenal and blends the abrasive and progressive elements from its first two releases with the accessibility of Polaris. For the first time, TesseracT has utilized a choir on one of its recordings (produced and conducted by Randy Slaugh and recorded at Soularium Studios, Utah). Sonder also includes field recordings submitted by the band's worldwide online fan base, giving an insight into the complex and varied lives of others; a theme which is also referenced in the artwork and the wider concept of self-identity within a population full of complex and vivid lives. The album was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, engineered by the band and mastered by Acle Kahney. Double CD in Mediabook edition with 24-page booklet featuring lyrics and original artwork from Tesseract bassist Amos Williams. The second disc of the Deluxe Edition includes the album in a binaural sound mix, which adds a new dimension while listening on headphones (allowing the listener to be at the centre of TesseracT's creation with 360 degree audio).
Crippled Black Phoenix/A Love of Shared Disasters ....CD $12.99
A 2018 Kscope label mid-price reissue of the 2004 debut release by Post Rock supergroup Crippled Black Phoenix. U.K. progressive post-rock supergroup Crippled Black Phoenix is a musical collective that has featured nearly 30 members in its rotating roster. The constant driving force is multi- instrumentalist Justin Greaves (Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey, Se Delan), who formed the band in 2004 with Mogwai bassist Dominic Aitchison. CD in digipak with alternative artwork.
J. Peter Schwalm/How We Fall ....CD $15.99
Two years after releasing his first RareNoise album, The Beauty of Disaster, German composer and multi-instrumentalist J.Peter Schwalm returns with How We Fall. Once more featuring Eivind Aarset's guitar and the bass work of Tim Harries from Bill Bruford's Earthworks, How We Fall presents impressive proof of the power of sound without words and delivers extraordinary sound sculptures. "The music represents a closed universe that reflects the moment and the circumstances in which it was created," Schwalm explains. All the album's pieces are profoundly personal and a pure expression of a sound artist who no longer has to make compromises. Substantial and timeless, How We Fall rewards repeated hearing with the new details emerging with each listen.
World Service Project/Serve ....CD $15.99
2018 release. As a follow up to 2016's For King and Country, World Service Project delivers another powerful punk-jazz manifesto with a sly grin on Serve, their second RareNoise release and fourth album overall. Showcasing their signature blend of discipline and chaos, the edgy London-based avant-funk quintet combines throbbing grooves, huge backbeats, grinding fuzz-bass onslaughts and ferocious free blowing on eight potent tracks, with just a dash of Monty Pythonesque's irreverence thrown into the mix.
Sonar & David Torn/Vortex ....CD $15.99
Produced by David Torn - and featuring the legendary guitarist on all its tracks - Sonar's fourth release Vortex is the Swiss band's first on the RareNoise label. The band, comprised of guitarists Stephan Thelen and Bernhard Wagner, bassist Christian Kuntner and drummer Manuel Pasquinelli have long been celebrated for combining the power and dynamics of art rock with a minimalist aesthetic and the quartet's link up with David Torn - suggested by Henry Kaiser - has taken the band's music to new heights.
Lorenzo Feliciati/Elevator Man ....CD $15.99
As a follow-up to his most personal project to date - 2015's Koi - in-demand Italian bassist Lorenzo Feliciati has upped the ante on Elevator Man, a powerhouse recording with echoes of King Crimson, Allan Holdsworth and other Prog Rock icons. Elevator Man features a rotating cast of stellar musicians, including King Crimson drummer Pat Mastelotto, former Holdsworth/Zappa drummer Chad Wackerman, Swedish Freak Guitar shredder Mattias IA Eklundh, Italian progressive metal guitarist Marco Sfogli (currently in Premiata Forneria Marconi), trumpeter Cuong Vu and Feliciati's Naked Truth bandmate Roy Powell on distortion-laced clavinet. As well as composing and arranging the material, Feliciati plays fretted and fretless basses, electric guitar and keyboards on his seventh recording as a leader.
Joshua Trinidad/In November ....CD $15.99
Denver-based trumpeter-composer Joshua Trinidad makes a strikingly original statement on his RareNoise debut, In November. Recorded in Giske, Norway, this highly evocative trio outing features the adventurous Norwegian guitarist-composer and ECM recording artist Jacob Young and drummer Stale Liavik Solberg, a central figure on Oslo's improvising music scene. Brimming with deep and winding lyricism, Trinidad's elegiac seventh album as a leader is a compelling mix of bold long tones on trumpet, atmospheric guitaristry, fluid melodic invention and daring group improv, all delivered with rare authority by the three intrepid improvisers. From the minor key rubato opener "Beside" to the melancholy soundscape "Bell (Hymn)" to a darkly entrancing "The Attic" and the stirring title track, Trinidad and his empathetic crew of deep listeners show respect toward space and silence on these spellbinding noirish numbers.
Dave Liebman with Adam Rudolph and Tatsuya Nakatani/The Unknowable ....CD $15.99
The Unknowable is a completely improvised, spontaneous group-composed body of music created by legendary saxophone and flute player Dave Liebman together with celebrated percussionists Adam Rudolph and Tatsuya Nakatani. Dave Liebman, whose legendary, more than fifty year-long, career has seen him work with Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, John Scofield, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Bob Moses and Richie Beirach, collaborates here with Adam Rudolph, himself one of the deepest percussionists of the last half century, whose collaborations encompass Don Cherry, Pharaoh Sanders, Bill Laswell, Herbie Hancock, Omar Sosa and several members of the AACM, and with Japan-born percussionist and sound innovator Tatsuya Nakatani. The result of this extraordinary meeting of the minds is music that stems from the worlds of free and spiritual jazz, yet goes beyond. It is incredibly open, has no north, south, east and west, it is simultaneously music of all humanity and of the cosmos.
Bobby Previte/Rhapsody ....CD $15.99
Highly respected drummer and prolific composer Bobby Previte continues his Terminals trilogy with Rhapsody, a song cycle on the subject of transit and migration. Subtitled In Transit: Terminals II, Previte's newest work was scored for acoustic sextet and features fellow composer/improvisers in guitarist Nels Cline, harpist Zeena Parkins, pianist John Medeski, vocalist, alto saxophonist Fabian Rucker and vocalist-erhu player Jen Shyu. This latest major work comes on the heels of Previte's powerful prior RareNoise release, Mass, a nine-part work scored for choir, pipe organ and heavy metal trio. Rhapsody was commissioned by the Greenfield Prize at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida and had it's world premiere on April 21, 2017 at New College in Sarasota.
Roswell Rudd/Embrace ....CD $15.99
For his follow-up to 2016's purely improvised studio recording Strength & Power (a cooperative quartet album featuring pianist Jamie Saft, bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Balazs Pandi), the ever-adventurous trombonist-composer Roswell Rudd made a decided shift in direction on his first RareNoise Records release as a leader by embracing jazz standards he has loved and played throughout his long and illustrious career. Accompanied by the brilliant pianist Lafayette Harris, upright bass virtuoso Ken Filiano and soulful vocal sensation Fay Victor, the 81-year-old jazz master delivers with rare potency and poignancy on the aptly-titled Embrace. This intimate, drum-less quartet session is brimming with conversational playing between all the participants, with Rudd and Victor partaking in some particularly interactive exchanges on jazz classics like Billy Strayhorn's "Something to Live For," Charles Mingus' "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," Thelonious Monk's beautiful ballad "Pannonica," the standard "Can't We Be Friends" and the traditional "House of the Rising Sun."
Lef/Hypersomniac ....CD $15.99
A dark soundtrack-like work from Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (AKA Lef), performed by an all-star band featuring American bassist Bill Laswell, Norwegian guitar visionary Eivind Aarset, Norwegian jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer, thunderous Norwegian drummer Kenneth Kapstad (Motorpsycho), British saxophonist Rebecca Sneddon (Free Nelson Mandoomjazz) and Norwegian organist Stale Storlokken (Supersilent, Motorpsycho).
Eraldo Bernocchi/Rosebud ....CD $15.99
Experimental Italian guitarist, electro-producer and sound designer Eraldo Bernocchi joins forces with percussionist FM Einheit (a founder of the influential German industrial group Einsturzende Neubauten) and London-based cellist Jo Quail on Rosebud, a compelling mix of tranquil ambient sounds and pummeling industrial onslaughts. From the opening "Bloom," an 11-minute suite that travels from evocative ambiance to caustic crescendo, to the closing theme "The Inquirer," which emerges gradually over a haunting drone and builds to a hellacious distortion-laced guitar climax, Rosebud carries a dark, foreboding undercurrent while showcasing the trio's uncanny group-think in the throes of organized chaos.
Jamie Saft/Solo a Genova ....CD $15.99
Over the decades, Jamie Saft has recorded or performed with (among many others) The Beastie Boys, Bad Brains, B-52's and Iggy Pop. His discography spans over 160 recordings as a leader or sideman. This is his first solo piano album. Solo a Genova contains Jamie's interpretations of some of tunes from some of his favorite musicians: Z.Z. Top, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis & Charles Ives. Jamie Saft's first solo album is an unrestrained experience, taking an eclectic mix of material jazz, rock, pop, blues, modernist classical, and a few Saft originals and creating an hour's coherent listening without sacrificing any of the variety. In other words, some choices might seem odd on paper but aurally, it works, and then some. The reasoning behind the choices goes back to the original idea for a solo concert in 2007 in Italy. Saft wanted, "...to present American music as an example of positive, forward thinking art ...art that resisted hatred and negativity, art that promoted a positive path forward..."
Jeff Beck/Still on the Run - The Jeff Beck Story
Jeff Beck/Still on the Run - The Jeff Beck Story ....DVD $16.99
Jeff Beck is one of the most innovative and original guitar players of the rock 'n' roll era. "Still On The Run - The Jeff Beck Story" follows his career from early days learning guitar solos with his friend Jimmy Page, through the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and solo albums. Beck's fascination with both guitar music and hot rods is explored through interviews at home/workshop and with friends Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Slash, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and more.
Steve Tibbetts/Life Of ....CD $17.99
One-of-a-kind guitarist and record-maker Steve Tibbetts has body of work on ECM that reflects that of an artist who follows his own winding, questing path. The BBC has described his music as "an atmospheric brew... brilliant, individual." The sounds of Tibbetts' expeditions to Southeast Asia over the years and the spirits of those places are woven into his musical DNA. Life Of has a contemplative shimmer like a reflecting pool, with most of the album's pieces titled after friends and family.
Mick Ronson/Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story
....Blu-Ray + DVD $25.99
Various Artists/Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story Soundtrack ....CD $14.99
First official career retrospective compilation for the guitar virtuoso Mick Ronson. As well as key tracks from Ronson's solo records, the compilation includes material from key collaborations with David Bowie, Elton John, Ian Hunter, Queen & Michael Chapman plus previously unreleased & unheard songs. The soundtrack is available on CD and includes extensive essay & liner notes. The soundtrack accompanies the critically acclaimed film 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story'.
The Beatles/The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles ....double DVD $17.99
On February 9, 1964, The Beatles step onto Ed Sullivan's stage to make their U.S. TV debut. 73 million Americans tune in and Beatlemania is born! In these unforgettable live shows from 1964 and 1965, The Beatles give us 20 timeless performances, seven of them Number 1 hits! They include "She Loves You," "I Want to Hold Your Hand," "Ticket to Ride," "Yesterday," "Help!," "I Saw Her Standing There," "All My Loving" and more...
The Rolling Stones/From the Vault: No Security - San Jose '99
....double CD + Blu-Ray $32.99
The Rolling Stones/From the Vault: No Security - San Jose '99 ....double CD + DVD $27.99
This latest addition to the acclaimed From the Vaults series was recorded at the San Jose Arena on Stones' 1999 No Security tour. It followed on from the colossal Bridges to Babylon tour and took its name from the "No Security" live album recorded on that 97/98 tour. This show was recorded in April 99 at the end of the North American dates. Previously unreleased, it captures the band in top form playing a set that spans from mid-sixties hit singles up to the then current Bridges to Babylon album.
Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra/Sing for the
Day! ....Blu-Ray $22.99
Tommy Shaw and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra/Sing for the Day! ....CD $16.99
Sing for the Day! showcases Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw's rousing 2016 solo turn with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra, under the direction of principal conductor/founder Liza Grossman. Alongside guitarist/musical director Will Evankovich and backed by the next generation of the finest high-school-aged musicians in Ohio, Shaw also celebrates the tenth anniversary of Styx's triumphant 2006 One with Everything performance with the CYO. Here, the CYO & Chorus bring new life to many classic band and solo tracks in front of an enthusiastic audience at the intimate Waetjen Auditorium in Cleveland, including "Blue Collar Man," "Girls with Guns," "High Enough," "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Crystal Ball" (featuring the debut of its never-recorded lost verse), and most especially "Renegade," highlighted by an epic guitar/violin duel between Shaw and a noted CYO alum. "It was so much bigger and more everlasting than any of us imagined it would be," marvels Shaw - now see and hear just how magical Sing was for yourself. The Blu-Ray also features 96k audio of 4 songs not included with the show: "Down that Highway," "The Great Divide," "I'll Be Coming Home" and "The Night Goes On."
Miles Davis/Ascenseur pour l'echafaud [Deluxe] ....double CD $28.99
Miles Davis' Ascenseur pour l'echafaud - Elevator to the Gallows - is without a doubt one a landmark in the trumpeter's discography but also in the history of soundtrack. The themes improvised during the legendary recording session made in Paris have now become standards in jazz and keep on fascinating new generations of listeners. To celebrate this film music 60th anniversary, we're releasing a deluxe 2CD-set.
Chick Corea/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99
Chick Corea was present at the creation of the jazz-fusion movement with his band Return to Forever. Included in this collection from the Verve label are five classic albums from Corea including two solos albums - Where Have I Known You Before (1974) and My Spanish Heart (1976) - and three with his fusion band Return to Forever - Light As a Feather (1973), Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy (1973) and No Mystery (1975). These albums are all packaged in mini-LP sleeves inside a clam shell box.
Paco DeLucia/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99
Five electrifying performances recorded between 1972 and 1978 for the Mercury label, during which his output featured both solo and group formats. These albums are all packaged in mini-LP sleeves inside a clam shell box.
John Scofield/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99
The versatile guitarist recorded with legends Joe Lovano, Charlie Haden and Jack DeJohnette on "Time on my Hands." These albums, recorded for the Blue Note label, are all packaged in mini-LP sleeves inside a clam shell box.
Jimmy Smith/5 Original Albums ....5 CD Box Set $25.99
The master of the Hammond B-3, Jimmy Smith's early albums for Blue Note, which set the standard for jazz and rock organists.
David Clayton-Thomas/Mobius ....CD $13.99
David Clayton-Thomas has one of the most recognizable voices in the history of Rock especially from his work as lead singer of Blood Sweat and Tears on nearly all of their hits songs. DCT wrote and produced all the songs on Mobius.
Roger Daltrey/As Long As I Have You ....CD $15.99
Legendary front man of The Who, Roger Daltrey, to release brand-new studio album, As Long As I Have You, his first solo album since 1992. The album will feature 11 new studio recordings of new Roger Daltrey written tracks and covers of tracks from the likes of Steve Stills, Parliament, Nick Cave, Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield. Additionally, the album features guitar from Pete Townshend and was produced by the iconic producer Dave Eringa.
Brian Eno/Music for Installations ....6 CD Box Set
Brian Eno/Music for Installations [Limited Super Deluxe Edition] ....6 CD + Book Box Set $469.99
'Music for Installations' is a collection of new, rare and previously unreleased music, all of which was recorded by Brian Eno for use in his installations covering the period from 1986 until the present (and beyond). Over this time, he has emerged as the leading exponent of "generative" music worldwide and is recognized as one of the foremost audio-visual installation artists of his time. Eno's visual experiments with light and video have proved to be the fertile ground from which so much of his other work has grown and they cover an even longer span of time than his recordings, paralleling his musical output in recent decades. These highly-acclaimed works have been exhibited all over the globe - from the Venice Biennale and the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg to Beijing's Ritan Park and the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Designed by Brian and long-time collaborator Nick Robertson, the beautifully presented, 6CD, limited edition and numbered super deluxe box set comes with a 64-page Plexiglass cover book featuring rare and unseen exhibition photographs and a new essay written by Eno.
The Moody Blues/Day of Future Passed Live ....double CD
The Moody Blues/Day of Future Passed Live ....DVD $16.99
The Moody Blues/Day of Future Passed Live ....Blu-Ray $18.99
The Moody Blues' classic 1967 album Days of Future Passed is regarded as one of the foundation stones of the progressive rock genre In 2017, the band headed out on the album's 50th Anniversary Tour including the wonderful show captured at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto accompanied by a full orchestra. The concert begins with the band by themselves performing a selection of classic Moody Blues tracks before they are joined by the orchestra to perform Days of Future Passed in its entirety plus a couple of fantastic encore tracks. This is without doubt the definitive live version of this much loved album and will be treasured by fans of the Moody Blues for years to come.
Jerry Garcia/Before the Dead ....4 CD Box Set Price TBA
Before The Dead brings together a rare collection of the earliest known performances by Jerry Garcia. From an informal and intimate 1961 performance of simple folk songs at a birthday party with future songwriting partner Robert Hunter to more polished coffeehouse gigs with old-timey and bluegrass bands through 1964, this collection showcases Garcia's deep study of the folk music tradition and its influence on his musical journey leading to the formation of the Grateful Dead.
The Doors/Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
....CD + Blu-Ray $25.99
The Doors/Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 ....CD + DVD $21.99
Aug 1970: With Jim's ongoing Miami obscenity trial casting a shadow over the band, The Doors flew to the IOW. They took the stage at 2am and showed fans they still had the magic. "We played with a controlled fury and Jim was in fine vocal form," said Ray Manzarek. "He sang for all he was worth, but moved nary a muscle. Dionysus had been shackled." Less than a year later, The Doors were no more. Here, for the very first time, is the last Doors concert ever filmed.
The Who/Live at the Fillmore East 1968 ....double CD $28.99
Live at the Fillmore East is the 50th anniversary of these legendary unreleased recordings from the Fillmore East, New York City, Friday April 5 & Saturday April 6, 1968. Features stunning extended versions of My Generation, A Quick One..., Shakin' All Over and two ripping versions of Eddie Cochran numbers - Summertime Blues and C'mon Everybody (the latter unavailable elsewhere). The 2 CD version comes in a deluxe edition 6-panel digipak with a 12-page booklet including new liner notes and photos.
Pete Townshend/Who Came First ....double CD $32.99
Who Came First is the debut album by Pete Townshend, released in 1972. It includes demos from the abandoned concept album Lifehouse, part of which became Who's Next. The original release had a gatefold cover and included a poster with additional photos of Meher Baba from the Louis van Gasteren film Beyond Words. The cover photo of Townshend standing on eggs is a reference to the eternal question: 'Who came first? The chicken or the egg.'
Steve Gadd Band/Steve Gadd Band ....CD $13.99
"Steve Gadd Band" is the eponymous follow up album to the 2016 Grammy-nominated "Way Back Home." Contains mostly original, groove-oriented tracks written by the band and produced by the legendary drummer, Steve Gadd. Steve Gadd Band is Walt Fowler (trumpet/flugelhorn), Kevin Hays (keyboard), Jimmy Johnson (bass), Michael Landau (guitar) and of course, Steve Gadd (drums).
Jarrett Peacock DeJohnette/After the Fall ....double CD $28.99
The group colloquially known as "the Standards trio" has made many outstanding recordings, and this album must rank with the very best of them. In his liner note Keith Jarrett writes "For me, it's not only a historical document, but a truly great concert." The concert, recorded in November 1998, marked Jarrett's return to the stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook.
Ry Cooder/The Prodigal Son ....CD $16.99
His latest album, The Prodigal Son, is all America, our spiritual, hopeful voices, our raw cries and our sly provocations, voiced through the songs of the Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson, and Ry Cooder himself. This is black and white gospel church music, our own history of the spirit, sounding completely fresh and contemporary, framed by Cooder's expressive vocals and graceful, elegant guitar work. Aided by his son, drummer and chief collaborator, Joachim Cooder.
Arvo Part/Part: The Symphonies ....CD $17.99
Each of Arvo Part's four symphonies is a world unto itself and are newly recorded here under the direction of one of Part's most trusted colleagues, Tonu Kaljuste. Heard in chronological order they also tell us much about the great Estonian composer's musical and spiritual journey, and the very different ways in which he has exercised his craft beginning with No. 1 written as a student in 1963 to No. 4 in 2008 by which time he was the world's most widely performed contemporary composer.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters/Live at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption ....DVD $16.99
Robert Plant formed his current band The Sensational Space Shifters in 2012 and has been recording and touring with them ever since. Robert Plant has always introduced music from many cultures into his work and the Sensational Space Shifters blend of African rhythms and melodies, rock music, and folk roots is his latest incarnation. In October 2016 they took part in David Lynch's inaugural Festival of Disruption at the Ace Hotel Theater in Los Angeles, an event that raised funds for The David Lynch Foundation. The set featured tracks from the band's 2014 album Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar alongside fascinating Space Shifters re-workings of Led Zeppelin classics. The performance gets a rapturous reception from the packed theatre audience and is now released on DVD. Line-up: Robert Plant, Justin Adams, Liam Skin Tyson, John Baggott, Juldeh Camara, Billy Fuller and Dave Smith. Songs include: 1. Poor Howard 2. Turn It Up 3. Black Dog 4. Medley: The Enchanter / Rainbow 5. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You 6. Little Maggie 7. Medley: Hoochie Coochie Man / Whole Lotta Love / Mona 8. Going To California. Concert Run Time: 77 minutes + plus lots of video bonuses.
Van Morrison/In Concert ....DVD $16.99
Van Morrison/In Concert ....Blu-Ray $22.99
Filmed at the BBC Radio Theatre, Sir Van Morrison performs an intimate 'In Concert' show that includes a selection of tracks, old and new, from his iconic back catalogue through to 'Keep Me Singing.' This intimate show is an up close and personal performance by the Grammy award winning Celtic soul troubadour who is arguably one of the most influential songwriters and performers in the history of popular music. Bonus feature includes the full 'Up on Cyprus Avenue' concert containing 12 songs.
Wounded Bird reissues are licensed for a limited time only. As such they do go out of print and quite often end up being very valuable collectors' items. Here are a handful of out-of-print Wounded Bird titles that will only be available while stock lasts.
Count Basie/Super Chief ....CD $29.99
Bob and Ray/The Two and Only ....CD $25.99 (small hole in gem case)
Larry Coryell & Steve Kahn/Two for the Road ....CD $29.99 (small hole in gem case)
Hall & Oates/No Goodbyes ....CD $69.99
Hubert Laws/Say It with Silence ....CD $9.49
Jeff Lorber/It's a Fact ....CD $29.99
Danny O'Keefe/Classics ....CD $18.99
Pure Food & Drug Act/Choice Cuts ....CD $49.99 (small hole in gem case)
Lee Ritenour/Rio + On the Line ....CD $29.99
The Searchers/Love's Melodies ....CD $19.99
Vicious Rumors/Plug In and Hang On - Live in Tokyo ....CD $39.99
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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Zappa: Frank Zappa
Auntie Social: Happy Rhodes
Radiant: Neal Morse Band
Arion: Glass Hammer
Toff: Peter Gee
Ryko/WEA/ADA: Klaus Schulze, Yes, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Buffalo Springfield, Graham Nash, Grateful Dead, Tangents, Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton, Tom Waits, Chicago, Vince Guaraldi, John Adams, Midge Ure, John Wesley Harding, Styx, Neil Young, Ken Hensley, Derek Smalls, Ayreon, John Fogerty, Jeff Beck, Kraftwerk, Love, Ten Years After, Michael Landau, Dire Straits, Howard Shore
Repertoire: JCM, Pretty Things, Mojo, Atomic Rooster, Andromeda, Chris Spedding, Zoot Money's Big Roll Band, Tom McGuinness
Real Gone Music: Grateful Dead, Roy Buchanan, Barry McGuire & The Doctor, Keely Smith
Wounded Bird: Hubert Laws, The Searchers, Pat Rebillot, Tom Verlaine, Suite Steel, The Pandoras, Mickey Thomas, Jan Berry
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy/LIVE ....CD + DVD $19.99
Two disc release from Carl Palmer, perhaps the most highly rated drummer in the world, and now the sole surviving member of prog rock giants Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Features two amazing Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy gigs: CD live in New York 2014, DVD Live Miami 2016. DVD (2 hrs long) is a complete tribute show to Keith Emerson, featuring special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni. Booklet with sleeve notes by Carl Palmer. Sensational instrumental versions of ELP and ELP inspired classics, featuring the prodigal talents of Simon Fitzpatrick on guitar and Paul Bielatowicz on bass.
Frank Zappa/Live in Sweden 1967 ....CD $18.99
Frank Zappa, live at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on September 30th, 1967. In the last week of September 1967, Frank Zappa and the Mothers played a week of shows in Europe. This remarkable performance, broadcast from the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden on national FM radio, features favorites such as "It Can't Happen Here" from Freak Out! (1966), "Big Leg Emma" (which had recently appeared as a 45 in Sweden), and an epic rendition of "King Kong" (in its first known live recording), as well as a couple of Elvis classics. The entire broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, together with background notes and images.
Happy Rhodes/Ectotrophia ....CD $16.99
The first authoritative compilation of American dream pop artist Happy Rhodes, whose singular songwriting and four-octave vocal range emanated from the pastoral confines of upstate New York in the 1980s. Her melding of classical music influences with synthesizer and acoustic guitar, and her enchanting and idiosyncratic singing, are favorably compared to heralded English chanteuse Kate Bush. Fans of such artistic pop music would be remiss to overlook Rhodes's similarly remarkable and otherworldly sonic transmissions, traversing tales of dreamers, outsiders, lovers and other lovely and terrifying creatures born of a wellspring of wild creativity and bold imagination. Affectionately remastered from the original tapes, Ectotrophia gathers essential songs from Rhodes's mid-'80s salad days, many written when she was just a teenager - wildly ahead of her time and unafraid to bare her soul to regional audiences, the Ectophiles who'd eventually coin an entire subgenre of pop music in her honor. Dive deep into ecto, with the woman who started it all.
Neal Morse Band/Similitude of a Dream Live in Tilburg 2017
....double Blu-Ray $24.99
Neal Morse Band/Similitude of a Dream Live in Tilburg 2017 ....double CD + double DVD $27.99
The Similitude of a Dream, is the most acclaimed release that Morse has helmed to date. The 2017 tour was their largest yet, including new continents for the band. At the O13 in Tilburg, Holland, the stars aligned for the most commanding performance of the run, and it was captured for live release in stunning quality. "An epic night on an epic tour," proclaims Neal Morse. Released by Radiant/SONY/Metal Blade, it will be available on Blu-Ray and 2CD/2DVD. Join Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Eric Gillette, Bill Hubauer, and Randy George for over two hours of musical magic as they play the album in its entirety, as well as a four song encore that will leave you breathless!
Glass Hammer/Mostly Live in Italy ....CD $16.99
Described by band members as a part live, part studio creation, Mostly Live in Italy is the first release of its kind by veteran prog-band Glass Hammer. The CD is largely a reimagining of the "Valkyrie" material that was built on tracks from Glass Hammer's 2 Days + 1 Prog Festival performance recorded in Veruno, Italy last September. Band co-founder Steve Babb explains that, "While it's standard practice for bands to edit live material before releasing it, we knew going in that the guitar tracks would need replacing. We viewed that as an opportunity to do something really unique with this album, namely, adding some new ideas to the mix while preserving the integrity and energy of the live show. Mostly Live represents our first-ever concert in Italy and we were determined to create an incredible memento from that experience that our fans would love!" Nearly the entire "Valkyrie" album is included in this performance along with approximately twenty minutes of other Glass Hammer classics songs. Featuring solid performances by Steve Babb, Susie Bogdanowicz, Aaron Raulston and Fred Schendel with a beautiful digipack layout and design by artist Michal Xaay Loranc.
Peter Gee/The Bible ....import CD $21.99
Peter Gee is the bassist in top UK progressive rock band Pendragon. "The Bible" is the first full blown concept album and the most ambitious work that Peter Gee has ever written, over 69 minutes, and showcases the amazing vocal talents of Josh Brown, Becky Brannigan and Hayley Oliver, with regular Steve Christey (Jadis) on drums. The album also features the beautiful instrumental playing of Rhiannon Davies on violin and Daniel Bristow on trumpet. Peter Gee says that this is an album that he has wanted to make for the whole of his life, and this project has now been realized, through the three key elements of: the music, produced by Peter Gee and Rob Aubrey (producer of Big Big Train and IQ), the wonderful narration by John Taylor, and the stunning cover illustration by Simon Williams (who painted the covers for "The Masquerade Overture," "The Window Of Life" and "The World" albums by Pendragon).
Klaus Schulze/Silhouettes ....CD $17.99
Following the celebrations of his 70th birthday in August 2017, Klaus Schulze, one of the most important electronic music artists worldwide, has announced the release of his new studio recording Silhouettes for May 2018. The four pieces 'Silhouettes,' 'Der lange Blick zuruck,' 'Quae simplex' and 'Chateaux faits des vent,' which he worked on between summer and autumn 2017, are just as expansive in terms of playing time and artistic vision as we've come to expect from Schulze's work. According to the internationally highly respected musician, composer and producer, the new material reflects - due to health problems - a very quiet and for this reason very meditative time. Schulze describes the music on Silhouettes as a "reduction to the essential things" and has consciously worked only very sparingly with solos and vocal elements. He explains: "No great distractions, nothing to force your attention in a certain direction, no major effects or gimmicks, no frills or dominant rhythms. It was important to me to paint the pictures in the depth of the space, the sonic fields of tension and atmosphere." Since the early 1970s, Klaus Schulze has repeatedly been referred to by the press as "King of Cosmic Music" or "Magician on the Big Moog", his work frequently having been classed as a "monument of forward-looking music." Along with his great talent for innovation, Schulze is also considered to be one of the most productive artists of his time. Experts estimate the number of releases featuring Schulze to be at least 200, but more probably 500.
Yes/The Steven Wilson Remixes ....6 LP Box Set $119.99
Yes is among the longest lasting and most successful of the '70s progressive rock groups, proving to be one of the lasting success stories from that musical genre. The band, founded in 1968, overcame a generational shift in its audience and the departure of its most visible members at key points in its history to reach the end of the century as the definitive progressive rock band. Where rivals such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer withered away commercially after the mid '70s, and Genesis and King Crimson altered their sounds so radically as to become unrecognizable to their original fans, Yes retained the same sound, and performed much of the same repertoire that they were doing in 1971, and for their trouble, found themselves being taken seriously a quarter of a century later. Their audience remained huge because they had always attracted younger listeners drawn to their mix of daunting virtuosity, cosmic (often mystical) lyrics, complex musical textures, and powerful yet delicate lead vocals. A six LP boxset featuring SW's mixes of the Yes classics The Yes Album, Fragile, Close To The Edge, Tales From Topographic Oceans, and Relayer on vinyl for the first time. The record case features artwork created specifically for the set by Roger Dean. Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans, have new cover art, while the remaining three covers have been reworked by Dean. 180g vinyl.
Jethro Tull/50 for 50 ....triple CD $27.99
A career-spanning three-disc set that features 50 songs - chosen by Ian Anderson - from all 21 of the band's studio albums. 50 for 50 provides a sweeping overview of Jethro Tull's rich and diverse catalog, which includes numerous platinum and gold records. Arranged chronologically, the three-disc set highlights the band's continuous musical evolution with blues-influenced early tracks ("Beggar's Farm" and "A New Day Yesterday"); heavy rockers ("Aqualung" and "Locomotive Breath"); prog classics ("Skating Away" and "Critique Oblique"); and folk tunes ("Songs from the Wood" and "Heavy Horses.")
Jethro Tull/50th Anniversary Collection ....CD $15.99
50th Anniversary Collection is a single-disc compilation that spotlights essential tracks from all 21 of the band's studio albums.
David Bowie/Welcome to the Blackout [Live London '78] ....double CD $24.99
Welcome to the Blackout [Live London '78] is a live album by David Bowie recorded on the Isolar II Tour, the 1978 World Tour more commonly known as The Low/Heroes World Tour or The Stage Tour. The set list for the performances consisted of material from the previous years' albums, Low and "Heroes", with the second half of each performance opening with a five-song sequence from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album. The tour band remembered that "every show was taped" for Bowie's private use, and the tapes were carefully guarded by Carlos Alomar. Included in the band are: from Frank Zappa's band and future King Crimson member Adrian Belew - lead guitar, backing vocals; Carlos Alomar - rhythm guitar, backing vocals; George Murray - bass guitar, backing vocals; Dennis Davis - drums, percussion; from Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Robert Moog's protege Roger Powell - keyboards, Moog Taurus bass pedals, synthesizer, backing vocals; Sean Mayes - piano, ARP String Ensemble, backing vocals and Hawkwind's Simon House - electric violin.
Buffalo Springfield/What's that Sound? Complete Albums Collection ....5 CD Box Set $37.99
This premium boxed set includes all three albums released by the band in their three years together between 1966-1968. The music is newly remastered from the original analog tapes, all under the auspices of Neil Young. Includes both stereo and mono mixes.
Graham Nash/Over the Years... ....double CD $24.99
Over The Years... highlights songs from the iconic CSN debut album ("Marrakesh Express") and its successor album Deja Vu ("Our House" and "Teach Your Children") as well as songs from subsequent CSN albums ("Just a Song Before I Go" and "Wasted on the Way"). In addition, the collection highlights songs that Nash recorded for his 1971 solo debut, Songs for Beginners, including "Military Madness" and "Simple Man," and includes unreleased mixes for two other songs from that album: "Better Days" and "I Used to Be King." The most recent recording on the compilation is "Myself at Last" from Nash's 2016 solo album This Path Tonight. Includes 15 demo recordings, 12 of which have never been released. Standouts include the 1968 London demo of "Marrakesh Express," rejected by the Hollies and setting the stage for Nash's relocation to Los Angeles and the next chapter of his life. The set contains early versions of CSN classics like "Our House," "Wasted on the Way," "Pre-Road Downs," and "Teach Your Children." Other unreleased gems include: "I Miss You" and "You'll Never Be The Same" - both from Nash's 1974 solo album Wild Tales - and "Horses through a Rainstorm," originally intended for Deja Vu.
Grateful Dead/Anthem of the Sun [50th Anniversary Deluxe Limited Edition] ....double CD $24.99
Rock's longest, strangest trip, Grateful Dead, was the psychedelic era's most beloved musical ambassadors as well as its most enduring survivors. They spread their message of peace, love, and mind-expansion across the globe throughout three decades. The group had popular music's most fervent and celebrated fan following - the Dead Heads, whose numbers and devotion were legendary in their own right. Grateful Dead was the ultimate cult band, creating a self-styled universe all their own. The Dead became superstars solely on their own terms as tie-dyed pied pipers whose epic, free-form live shows were rites of passage for an extended family of listeners who knew no cultural boundaries.
Tangents/New Bodies ....CD $14.99
After an eventful year of touring throughout their native Australia - including runs with labelmates MONO and likeminded pioneers Tortoise - and featuring alongside the work of artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, post-everything quintet Tangents return with another album, and another stylistic detour. New Bodies continues Tangents' rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group's acclaimed aesthetic. The spacious dub of a plucked cello gives way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phase over static loops of piano, guitar and cello. To quote FACT Magazine, "The quintet are so comfortable working with jazz, folk music, postrock and electronic music that it comfortably hangs in a space between them all." On New Bodies, that description rings more intuitive and authentic than ever.
Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton/Music and Poetry of the Kesh ....CD $14.99
Music and Poetry of the Kesh is the documentation of an invented Pacific Coast peoples (the Kesh) from a far distant time, and the soundtrack of famed science fiction author, Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home. The ways of the Kesh were originally presented in 1985 as a five hundred plus page book accompanied with illustrations of instruments and tools, maps, a glossary of terms, recipes, poems, an alphabet, and with early editions, a cassette of field recordings and indigenous song. Le Guin wanted to hear the people she'd imagined; she embarked on an elaborate process with her friend Todd Barton to invoke their spirit and tradition. For Music and Poetry of the Kesh, the words and lyrics are attributed to Le Guin as composed by Barton, an Oregon-based musician, composer and Buchla synthesist.The Music and Poetry of the Kesh cassette was meant to accompany and enhance the experience of reading Always Coming Home. It can transport - offering a landscape for imagining a future homecoming. One in which we are balanced, peaceful, and tend to the earth and its creatures.
Tom Waits/Brawlers [Remastered] ....CD $14.99
Tom Waits/Bawlers [Remastered] ....CD $14.99
Tom Waits/Bastards [Remastered] ....CD $14.99
The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped back as far as 1984 with the bulk of it's songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward. Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually. Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and classic lyrical Waits' songs Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.
Chicago/Chicago II - Live on Soundstage [Deluxe Edition]
....CD + DVD $24.99
Chicago/Chicago II - Live on Soundstage ....CD $14.99
Chicago II: Live on Soundstage CD/DVD underscores the enduring popularity of Chicago's second album with an energized performance of the entire double-album in front of a live audience. The Deluxe Edition includes video of the program and a 5.1 audio mix. Originally released in January 1970 as Chicago (and later dubbed Chicago II), the album was a major breakthrough for the band and features some of the group's biggest hits, including the Top 10 singles: "25 Or 6 To 4," "Make Me Smile" and "Colour My World." Nominated for three Grammy awards and certified double-platinum, the album is also known for several extended song cycles: "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon" by trombonist/composer James Pankow; "Memories of Love" by guitarist Terry Kath and composer Peter Matz; and "It Better End Soon" by keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm.
Vince Guaraldi/The Complete Warner Bros.-Seven Arts Recordings ....double CD $25.99
All three Warner-Seven Arts albums remastered on 2 CDs. Includes 4 previously unissued bonus tracks. Liner notes by Guaraldi biographer, Derrick Bang. Many people got to know Vince Guaraldi through his 1963 Grammy-winning song, "Cast Your Fate to the Wind," or via the group, Sounds Orchestral's top 10 cover of it two years later. Lee Mendelson heard Guaraldi's version while working on a Peanuts documentary, and contacted Guaraldi, asking him to score the upcoming Peanuts Christmas special. It was a match made in television and musical history. With songs like "Linus And Lucy" and "Christmas Time Is Here," the special a hit and for over five decades not a holiday season goes by without an airing of the television classic. So potent and successful was the Peanuts/Guaraldi combination that Guaraldi went on to score a total of 15 Peanuts television specials and the first feature film. In 1968, Vince made a label switch from his long-time home, Fantasy Records, to his new label, Warner Bros. Records. For his inaugural album, he decided to re-interpret his Peanuts classics on Oh, Good Grief! In addition to the instantly recognizable Guaraldi sound of piano, bass, and drums, this time he added electric guitar and electric harpsichord to the mix. 1969's The Eclectic Vince Guaraldi lived up to its title and found Guaraldi experimenting with everything from a large string section, to his first recorded vocal debut (covering the singer/songwriter, Tim Hardin), to original compositions that could be described as lengthy rock jams. Guaraldi's last album for the label and last ever album, came in early 1970 and was called Alma-Ville. It certainly ranks among his best-ever albums. Six of the nine songs that appear on this 'return to jazz' project were Guaraldi originals and recorded with several different ensembles. Besides the original compositions, Alma-Ville finds Guaraldi covering The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" which had become a staple of his live performances, Duke Pearson's "Cristo Redentor" and the Michel Legrand/Norman Gimbel song "Watch What Happens."
John Adams/Doctor Atomic ....double CD $29.99
On this first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, Doctor Atomic, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945. "A magnificent accomplishment that easily takes its place alongside the other Adams-Sellars triumphs," exclaims the Los Angeles Times. "It contains music of unearthly splendor." Pre-order to download the aria "Batter my heart" and the chorus "At the sight of this" now.
Midge Ure/Orchestrated ....CD $13.99
Orchestrated is the much-anticipated new album by Midge Ure.
John Wesley Harding/Greatest Other People's Hits ....CD $15.99
First hitting the scene in the late '80s, Wesley Stace, professionally known then as the singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding, scored some early musical success, especially on the college radio airwaves with songs like "Here Comes the Groom," "The Devil in Me" and an unlikely cover of Madonna's "Like a Prayer." Over 20 albums and collections later, he tends a multi-faceted career as a novelist, singer-songwriter, festival curator, University teacher, and variety show host. Now, he can add singer of greatest other people's hits to his long list of accomplishments! John Wesley Harding has put together a fantastic release of songs by artists as varied as Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Roky Erickson, Madonna, Pete Seeger, and Serge Gainsbourg among others. For Record Store Day 2018, a 10-track collection was released on vinyl. Now, that release has been expanded to 17 tracks for CD and Digital. In addition to Harding's renditions of songs by those great composers, the new version adds tracks originally recorded by The Velvet Underground and Conway Twitty as well as performances with Lou Reed and Rob Wasserman, Kelly Hogan, Rick Moody, and Elizabeth Barraclough joining the LP's collaborations with The Minus Five, Fastball, Eric Bazilian, The Universal Thump, and Bruce Springsteen.
Styx/BMG 8-Track Classics Live! ....CD $10.99
Live recordings loaded with Styx hits including "Lady," "Too Much Time on my Hands," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," "The Grand Illusion" & more! Another wonderful BMG 8-track Classics Live CD. In the year 2000 REO Speedwagon and Styx at Riverport Amphitheatre (now Hollywood Casino Amphitheater) in Maryland Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. It was released on September 26, 2000 by Sanctuary Records. This CD has ten songs by Styx from that concert.
Neil Young/Roxy - Tonight's the Night Live ....CD $17.99
One of the most sought-after recordings from his vast archives, Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live. This was the first public performance of many of the songs that would make up Young's seminal album Tonight's the Night, which would not be released until June 1975. The album's final track "Walk On" would not appear until the release of On the Beach, in July 1974. Young would be the first artist to christen the stage at what would become one of the world's great clubs, The Roxy Theater on the riotous Sunset Strip, right next door to the already infamous Rainbow Bar & Grille. The shows took place on September 20-22, 1973. Produced by Young and the late David Briggs, these resultant recordings were mixed by John Nowland with updated post-production and mastering by John Hanlon - along with Chris Bellman - at Bernie Grundman Mastering using the original analog master tape source. Close your eyes and you'll be right there in that dark, smoky, 500 capacity room in West, L.A. on a hot summer night in 1973. Tonight's the Night would go on to be named one of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and universally praised for its dark honesty and unapologetic raw delivery. The very same can be said for Roxy - Tonight's The Night Live.
David Bowie/Changestwobowie ....CD $15.99
David Bowie's 1981 compilation album Changestwobowie is the companion piece to the 1976 Changesonebowie album.
Ken Hensley/Rare & Timeless ....CD $12.99
"Rare & Timeless" is a new anthology, curated and driven by Ken Hensley himself. Not only has he compiled the anthology with the Heep and Hensley fan in mind, he has also recorded two new compositions for the anthology along with an exclusive re-record. Backed with a raft of rare/unreleased tracks and his take on the classic Uriah Heep hit, 'Lady in Black.'
Derek Smalls/Smalls Change (Meditations upon Ageing) ....CD $14.99
THE ROAD OF ROCK is a rocky road, and no one's life exemplifies that more thoroughly than that of Derek Albion Smalls who celebrates his 75th birthday with a hoped-to-be triumphant return to at least one of the echelons of the rock firmament. Derek went on to acquire the coveted position of bass player in the legendary rock band "Spinal Tap" from the 1984 Rockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap." Smalls makes his return to the music world with this new recording. Guest artists on the album include Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers) Gregg Bissonette, Larry Carlton, David Crosby, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) Taylor Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Jane Lynch (actress/singer), Steve Lukather (Toto), Judith Owen, Snarky Puppy Horns, Joe Satriani, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman, SNL, etc.) Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Richard Thompson, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Rick Wakeman (Yes) Phil X Dweezil Zappa.
Ayreon/Ayreon Universe ....double CD $16.99
Ayreon/Ayreon Universe ....double DVD $16.99
Ayreon/Ayreon Universe ....Blu-Ray $17.99
Ayreon/Ayreon Universe (Deluxe Edition) ....4 CD + DVD Set $51.99
Ayreon Universe is the best of Ayreon Live - A unique performance featuring 16 singers, 28 songs, 2+ hour performance, 9000+ fans and a special appearance by Arjen Lucassen. All of this captured by 30 cameras! It's proof that you should never say 'never.' After creating rock operas in the studio for more than 20 years, prog mastermind Arjen Lucassen, aka Ayreon, finally took his Universe to the stage in September 2017. Three shows sold out within hours after announcing. 9000+ fans from all corners of the world flocked to the 013 venue in Tilburg, the Netherlands to see this long-awaited show live. The duration of the show was more than 2 hours. It was filmed with 30 cameras and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray with 5.1 surround audio, with an extensive list of extras, including a behind-the-scenes documentary with interviews with every singer and musician, and a compilation of the try-out show performed a few weeks earlier. Two years in the making, Ayreon Universe is a full on rock extravaganza, featuring songs from all Ayreon albums, including 2017's 'The Source,' plus a few fan favorites from Star One. An amazing array of singers appeared on stage to bring the Ayreon Universe to life: Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gentle Storm), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Mike Mills (Toehider), Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion), Irene Jansen, Robert Soeterboek (Star One), John Jaycee Cuijpers (Praying Mantis), Edward Reekers (Kayak), Jay van Feggelen, Maggy Luyten (Nightmare) and Lisette van den Berg (Scarlet Stories). This is the show every Ayreon fan has wanted to see and hear!
John Fogerty/Centerfield ....CD $12.99
John Fogerty's classic Centerfield album is back in print featuring 2 bonus tracks. This one is "ready to play!"
Jeff Beck/Live at the Hollywood Bowl ....double CD $24.99
In the summer of 2016, guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with an extraordinary concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. Beck set the stage ablaze with incredible live versions of "For Your Love," "Beck's Bolero," "Cause We've Ended as Lovers," "Big Block," "Over Under Sideways Down," "A Day in the Life," "Blue Wind," and more. The night also included a legendary list of special guests including Steven Tyler, Billy F. Gibbons, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Jimmy Hall and Buddy Guy and concluded with an group encore of "Purple Rain" in honor of Prince.
Jethro Tull/Heavy Horses [Steven Wilson Remix] ....CD $15.99
Upon release in 1978 'Heavy Horses' was a top 20 album on both sides of the Atlantic receiving critical praise as well as commercial success and a cult fan following. This 1CD breakout of Steven Wilson stereo remixes from the deluxe 'New Shoes Edition' features classic tracks such as 'Heavy Horses,' 'Moths' and 'Acres Wild' along with several bonus tracks.
Kraftwerk/12345678 3-D ....CD $14.99
Love/Forever Changes [50th Anniversary Edition] ....4 CD + DVD +LP Box Set $89.99
Forever Changes (50th Anniversary Edition)(4CD/1DVD/1LP) - Love's Forever Changes is the psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' finest achievement. The set features a few firsts for the album, including the CD-debut of a remastered version made by its original co-producer and engineer Bruce Botnick, as well as the first-ever release of the mono version on CD. Also included are alternate mixes of the album, as well as a selection of rare and unreleased singles and studio outtakes. Botnick's stereo remaster of the original album makes its vinyl debut on the LP included with this set. It was cut from high resolution digital audio by celebrated audio engineer Bernie Grundman. The DVD that accompanies the anniversary collection includes a 24/96 stereo mix of the album version of the original album remastered by Botnick. Also featured is "Your Mind and We Belong Together," a rare promotional video directed by Elektra producer Mark Abramson that was originally released in 1968. The vinyl LP contains Botnick's stereo remaster of the original album. It was cut from 'high resolution digital audio' by audio engineer Bernie Grundman. This package comes in a 12 x 12 hardbound book that features a newly written essay and track-by-track notes by music historian Ted Olsen.
|Ten Years After/Cricklewood Green (2017 Remaster) ....CD $12.99||Ten Years After/Positive Vibrations (2017 Remaster) ....CD $12.99||Ten Years After/Rock & Roll Music to the World (2017 Remaster) ....CD $12.99|
|Ten Years After/A Space in Time (2017 Remaster) ....CD $12.99||Ten Years After/Ssssh (2017 Remaster) ....CD $12.99||Ten Years After/Watt (2017 Remaster) ....CD $12.99|
Newly Independent Chrysalis Records continues to repackage and refurbish the classic albums of Ten Years After as part of a campaign to reintroduce all their classic albums and releases over the next two years. After the release of the Ten Years After 10 CD Box Set, the original studio albums will now be made available individually in 6 panel digi pack editions.
Michael Landau/Rock Bottom ....CD $16.99
Mascot Label Group announces the arrival of the latest from certified LA guitar legend Michael Landau, Rock Bottom and it's a mind blowing trip. Rock Bottom sounds like it left the Morrison Hotel in 1970, got lost in Laurel Canyon, and finally found its way out onto Ventura Boulevard in 2017. It suggests Joni Mitchell's heady brew of imagery laden words and mystical melodies as easily as it evokes Hendrix, Arthur Lee and Love's Forever Changes, and Buffalo Springfield. It is, however, above all, an album with a singular voice of its own. Have you ever been experienced? Well, this album will get you where you're going.
Chicago/Chicago: VI Decades Live ....4 CD + DVD Box Set $59.99
Chicago has been a concert force for more than 50 years, thrilling its legion of fans with performances that never disappoint. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers celebrate their live legacy with a 4CD/1DVD collection of previously unreleased concert recordings, which includes several deep cuts that have never appeared on any of the band's live albums. Chicago: VI Decades Live (This Is What We Do) was recorded between 1969 and 2014, including the band's entire performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. The DVD features a concert that was originally broadcast on the German music television show Rockpalast in 1977. The set comes with a 24-page booklet illustrated with rare images selected from the band's vast archive. The first two discs are dedicated to Chicago's headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival on August 28, 1970. It's a snapshot of the band on the verge of superstardom and captures them in top form, playing songs from their first two albums - "Beginnings" and "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" - as well as "Mother" from their third album, which was unreleased at the time. The remaining discs include live performances selected from six decades, starting with a trio of songs recorded in Paris in 1969: "Poem for the People," "25 or 6 to 4" and "Liberation." Other highlights include deep tracks like "A Hit By Varese" (1973), "Takin' It on Uptown" (1977) and "Forever" (1987), in addition to songs from Chicago's 1994 big band tour: "In The Mood" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." On February 12, 1977, Chicago played live on the German music television show Rockpalast. The entire concert is included here on DVD. An amazing overview of the band's career to that point, it boasts unforgettable performance of "Saturday in the Park," "Just You 'n' Me," "Call on Me" and "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long/Mogonucleosis," plus covers of the Beatles' "Got to Get You Into My Life" and The Spencer Davis Group's "I'm a Man." As a bonus, the DVD also includes the band's fan favorite performance of "What's this World Comin' To" from the 1973 ABC television special, Chicago in the Rockies.
Dire Straits/Studio Albums 1978-1991 ....6 CD Box Set $37.99
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct Dire Straits in April, honoring the legendary band's incredible musical legacy Rhino will kick off the celebration early with a career spanning boxed set "The Studio Albums 1978-1991." Formed in 1977, Dire Straits, led by Mark Knopfler, were one of the iconic groups of the late 20th Century. The Studio Albums 1978 - 1991 brings together all six of the band's studio albums - Dire Straits, Communique, Making Movies, Love over Gold, Brothers in Arms and On Every Street. All albums have been re-mastered, with all original artwork restored, the six albums are packed in a handsome box set slipcase.
Howard Shore/The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings ....triple CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $74.99
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - The Complete Recordings (3CD/1Blu-Ray) - An epic film score receives epic treatment with The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings. Released for the first time on CD, the complete score for the first film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy contains more than 180 minutes of music on three CDs plus a DVD-Audio disc of the entire score in Surround Sound. Breathtaking and majestic, the 2001 Oscar and Grammy winning score compsted by Howard Shore also includes Enya's Oscar nominated 'May It Be.' For fans of any of The Lord of the Rings films, the Fellowship of the Ring/Complete Recordings is an essential experience.
JCM/Heroes ....import CD $24.99
The brand new album from JCM. Featuring legendary drummer and bandleader Jon Hiseman, guitarist Clem Clempson and bassist and vocalist Mark Clarke. Eleven tracks including two superb bonus tracks - 'Foyers of Fun' and 'Grease the Wheels.' Jon Hiseman, the legendary drummer and bandleader who took Colosseum to fame in the 1970s, has formed an exciting new group called JCM (Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson and Mark Clarke). The trio comprises of Clem Clempson on lead guitar and vocals, Mark Clarke on bass and lead vocals, with of course Jon on drums. Jon: "I always like to do albums with a theme. When I thought of all the guys I have played with over the years, who have now sadly passed away, it seemed right to do an album as a tribute to their memory. So, this record is dedicated to all our musical heroes." Hiseman's Heroes include wild man of the Hammond organ and saxophone Graham Bond and saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith, as well as a plethora of guitarists, notably Jack Bruce, Gary Moore, Ollie Halsall, Alan Holdsworth and Larry Coryell. JCM's debut album has already been hailed as 'amazing.'
Pretty Things/Singapore Silk Torpedo Live on Air - BBC & Other Transmissions 1974-1975 ....import CD + DVD $37.99
This set coincides with the reissues of the Silk Torpedo & Savage Eye LPs. These BBC & German TV recordings feature their 1974-1976 releases on the Led Zeppelin owned Swan Song label. The two disc brilliant box & slipcase package includes an audio CD and a region free NTSC DVD with liner notes by Mike Stax.
Mojo/Urgent Delivery ....import CD $27.99
Mojo is the brainchild of Jon Camp and Maurice Douglas. Jon is best known for his work as the bassist, vocalist and songwriter with Renaissance, as a producer, and for his work with Roy Wood. Maurice's musical ventures have included his live work with Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash, as well as creating his own albums, and engineering and production work. Urgent Delivery is an eclectic mix of eleven instrumental tracks that sees both players in top form. Ranging from rock / acoustic / classical / and eastern music, Mojo's aim is to appeal to a wide variety of listeners by offering an instrumental album to capture the mood.
Atomic Rooster/Live at the BBC & German TV ....import double CD + DVD $39.99
UK three disc (two CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) set featuring live BBC recordings from the Paris Theatre, London 1972, and Beat Club on German TV 1972. An outstanding keyboard player and composer, Vincent Crane was the founder of Atomic Rooster, one of the finest progressive rock groups of the super-charged Seventies. When he teamed up with soul singer Chris Farlowe, the mighty Rooster became even more exciting. We can enjoy the fruits their dynamic collaboration one more time, thanks to this unmissable collection of historic recordings from the archives. Our package includes an audio CD Live in London 1972 from a BBC radio show that has Chris singing Rooster classics like 'Devil's Answer,' backed by Vincent's powerhouse organ. DVD and CD versions of The Lost Broadcasts reveal early 1970s color video footage and audio from German TV's Beat Club. Chris Farlowe sings different takes of 'Black Snake' and 'Breakthrough' and the frantic guitar of the late John Du Cann is included on tracks like 'Sleeping for Years' and 'I Can't Take Anymore.' Extensive CD liner notes by Repertoire's Chris Welch tell the story of the band with contributions from Chris Farlowe recalling his days in Atomic Rooster.
Andromeda/Andromeda ....import CD $19.99
Andromeda, a powerful, promising trio from the late Sixties, was fronted by an excellent lead guitarist, the late John Du Cann. They blended psychedelia with heavy rock and drew enthusiastic support from famed radio DJ John Peel. Their self-titled album, first issued in 1969, is packed exciting tracks like 'Too Old,' 'The Day Of Change' and extended arrangements of 'Turns to Dust' and 'Return to Sanity.' Sadly, Andromeda broke up shortly after the album's release and the full story of the band and it's fate is told by Chris Welch in the extensive CD liner notes. Don't miss this rare and unique album by a band once predicted to become giants of progressive rock.
Chris Spedding/Cafe Days ....import CD $19.99
Originally released in 1990. Remastered by Chris Spedding. One of music's most in demand and respected session guitarists, Chris Spedding, has had a colorful solo career as heard on this 1990 studio album, 'Café Days.' Steeped in rootsy, bluesy sounds, these 15 tracks showcase Spedding's legendary guitar playing with backing from Steve Berlin on keyboards, Gary Ferguson on drums and Southside Johnny making an appearance on backing vocals. Highlights include a cover of Mose Allison's 'Parchman Farm' and a variety of Spedding penned cuts such as 'Put It on Hold' and 'Smoke My Cigarette.' This great re-issue of an album, which was released originally in 1990 on the New Rose label, contains 4 bonus tracks. Among the musicians, Spedding worked and played with are Ian Carr, when he played with Nucleus, Bryan Ferry, Jack Bruce or Carla Bley, just to name a few.
Chris Spedding/Click Clack ....import CD $19.99
Originally released in 2005. Remastered by Chris Spedding. Chris Spedding is one of the UK's most versatile and respected musicians whose career has spanned over four decades and includes work with notable acts such as The Vibrators, Bryan Ferry and Paul McCartney. This 2005 studio album 'Click Clack' highlights Spedding's colourful and varied solo career with self-penned numbers such as 'Hilife' and 'How to Get Rid of the Blues.' Also amongst the 12 tracks are instrumental covers of 'Last Date' (Floyd Cramer) and 'Ramblin'' (Ornette Coleman) that put the spotlight on Spedding's legendary guitar playing.
Zoot Money's Big Roll Band/Big Time Operator ....import 4 CD Set $64.99
Zoot Money's Big Roll Band was one of the most popular and entertaining groups of the British R&B boom era. A charismatic personality, soulful singer and cool Hammond organist, Zoot was much loved by the Mods who flocked to his shows at London's 'In' clubs like The Flamingo. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were among his greatest fans. The Big Roll Band boasted an array of top class musicians, including guitarist Andy Summers, later to find fame with The Police, saxophonists Johnny Almond and Nick Newall, singer/bass player Paul Williams and drummer Colin Allen. This essential 4 CD box set collection captures the band playing soul, jazz and R&B hits on stage and in the studio with energy, drive and humour. We hear them storm through dozens of songs, including 'Let the Good Times Roll,' 'It Should've Been Me,' 'Barefootin' and their 1965 chart hit 'Big Time Operator.'
Tom McGuinness/Playing for Time ....import CD $19.99
Playing for Time celebrates the evolution of Tom McGuinness as a uniquely gifted solo artist. It presents a rich variety of songs, including the blues in many different hues. Carefully selected from his first two albums, together with tracks from a forthcoming new solo album, this unmissable CD highlights Tom's virtuosity as a singer, guitarist and composer. Renowned for his work with Manfred Mann, McGuinness Flint and the Blues Band, McGuinness says: "This compilation sums up what I love about the blues and R&B music and reflects all those influences. My song writing draws on the well of great American music, that I try to make my own." Among the standout performances, recorded in collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Marcus Cliffe, are "Long Hard Road," "That's the Blues" and "How Lucky Can One Man Be." Tom gives a track by track summary in the informative CD liner notes by Repertoire's Chris Welch.
Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2 - April Fools' '88 ....triple CD $45.99
Hailing from the well-regarded but seldom-recorded year of 1988 (this Road Trip marked the first physical release of any complete shows from that year), this three CD set offers all of the Dead's April 1, 1988 show at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ (a.k.a. The Meadowlands), plus over half of the show from the preceding night. The Dead were, of course, one of the great cover bands of all time, and here you get some real corkers, like the second and final performance of Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man" on April 1 and a medley of "Dear Mr. Fantasy"/"Hey Jude"/"All Along the Watchtower" on March 31 (followed by a "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" encore)! April 1 also features the very rarely performed "To Lay Me Down," but for many, the pair of medleys opening the second set, "China Cat Sunflower"/"I Know You Rider" and "Estimated Prophet"/"Eyes of the World," will prove the highlight of the night, as Bob Weir in particular takes flight during "Estimated" and the band lifts off right after him. Big, full-color booklet, mastered by Jeffrey Norman in HDCD sound.
Roy Buchanan/Live at Town Hall 1974 ....double CD $22.99
This always-electrifying electric guitarist made some fine studio LPs, but his live album "Live Stock" is his most prized document. That LP drew from two sets at NYC's Town Hall on November 27, 1974-but it only featured six of the 21 songs Roy played that night (a seventh came out on a subsequent comp). Here, at long last, are all 21 songs from that night (14 unissued): two versions each of "Hey Joe, " "Too Many Drivers, " "Roy's Bluz, " "Can I Change My Mind, " "Further On up the Road, " "In the Beginning" and more blistering unheard Buchanan!
Barry McGuire & The Doctor/Barry Mcguire & The Doctor ....CD $14.99
Barry intoned one of the most iconic protest songs of the '60s, "Eve of Destruction," but this 1971 LP is like nothing else he ever did. Fueled by illicit substances, he and blues guitarist "Doctor" Eric Hord (who played with Mamas & Papas) combined psychedelic story-songs with country-blues jams: "The Old Farm," "Too Much City," "Electric City," "Train" and more. This didn't sell a lick-even though Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Bernie Leadon and Herb Alpert played on the sessions-but it's become a cult classic that the No Depression roots-music blog called "a lost treasure of the era." CD debut!
Keely Smith/Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook ....CD $14.99
Lots of pop vocalists have tackled the vaunted Lennon-McCartney songbook, but this 1964 release from the late, great Keely Smith was the first album by an artist of her ilk devoted to the lads from Liverpool. And perhaps the best one, too... with sparkling arrangements by Ernie Freeman and Benny Carter, and production from Keely's soon-to-be husband Jimmy Bowen, the record alternately seduces and swings, and Keely's voice - with its bluesy phrasing and lilt patented on The Strip - is the perfect instrument to interpret these Fab tunes. But there's more to the story here. Sure, "groups" like The Chipmunks and The Hollyridge Strings released Beatles cover albums in 1964, but a pop singer? Of Keely's stature and pedigree? Not a chance. Keely risked ridicule from both the traditionalist and rock and roll camps by crossing over the great pop music divide to record these songs. Many of her peers were still openly dismissive of the Mop Tops; and the new generation digging the Merseybeat sound were likely to see her as square. It was just another courageous, nervy move in a career full of 'em; and Keely's reward was a smash album in the U.K. For the first-ever reissue of this classic record, we've added liner notes by Steve Hochman along with rare photos. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision... truly a Fabulous release!
Wounded Bird reissues are licensed for a limited time only. As such they do go out of print and quite often end up being very valuable collectors' items. Here are a handful of out-of-print Wounded Bird titles that will only be available while stock lasts.
Hubert Laws/Say It with Silence ....CD $9.49
The Searchers/Love's Melodies ....CD $19.99
Pat Rebillot/Free Fall ....CD $13.99
Pat Rebillot is a US based keyboard session and studio musician. He was a long time member of Herbie Mann's various line-ups. He also appears on recordings by John Klemmer, Steely Dan, Average White Band, Gloria Gaynor, Bette Midler, Flora Purim, Hall & Oates, David Newman, John Faddis, Morrissey-Mullen and others. Free Fall is a top notch album that is funky, with a dash of classical, which has a jazz fusion base. This is a sophisticated CD that will be a treasure to have. Featured on this album are drummer Steve Gadd and King Crimson bassist Tony Levin. This album is making it's worldwide CD debut.
Tom Verlaine/Cover [Expanded Edition] ....CD $13.99
Tom Verlaine is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the front man of the New York City rock band Television. "Cover" was originally released in 1984. This has only been available on CD as an expensive European import containing flaws and omissions. We fixed the flaw the European import had on "Five Miles of You" so that it isn't cut off at the end and also added "Lindi-Lu," which was missing. Our CD features the original American track listing and sequence, and adds two bonus tracks, "Your Finest Hour" and "Five Miles of You (extended version)."
Suite Steel/The Pedal Steel Guitar Album ....CD $13.99
This is a rare out of print album (never on CD) featuring Buddy Emmons, Jay Dee Maness, Red Rhodes, Sneaky Pete & Rusty Young plus guest appearances by Clarence White & Jim Yester. This album was originally released in 1970 on Elektra Records and is finally making it's worldwide CD debut.
The Pandoras/Stop Pretending ....CD $13.99
The Pandoras were an all female rock band from Los Angeles, California. They had a following in the Hollywood garage rock band scene. They were also associated with the Paisley Underground era in Hollywood's alternative rock scene that shared an aesthetic heavily influenced by 1960s and psychedelia. Stop Pretending came out in 1986. This Expanded Edition CD adds 10 rare bonus tracks to the original 12 song lineup that was on the original Rhino Records LP release.
Mickey Thomas/Alive Alone ....CD $13.99
Mickey Thomas was the lead singer of Jefferson Starship from 1979-1990. Originally released on Elektra Records, Alive Alone debuted in 1981 and spent 3 weeks on the Billboard Music charts. It features a cover version of Cream's "Badge." This album is making it's worldwide CD debut.
Jan Berry/Second Wave [20th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $13.99
Jan Berry was one half of the legendary 1960s "surf music" singing duo Jan & Dean. Throughout the first half of the 1960s, Jan & Dean had numerous hit singles and albums. In 1966 Jan was seriously injured in an automobile accident. In 1997 he made what was to be his last recording, the album Second Wave. As a tribute to Jan we now bring back Second Wave in this 20th Anniversary Edition featuring two additional bonus tracks.
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