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DGM: King Crimson
Manticore: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Keith Emerson
Zappa Records: Frank Zappa
Esoteric: Steve Hackett & Djabe, Anthony Phillips, Acqua Fragile, Sonja Kristina, Stray, Patrick Campbell Lyons, Dantalian's Chariot, The Residents, Billy Sherwood, Cairo, Colosseum, Focus, Uriah Heep, Billy Sherwood, Let the Electric Children Play: The Underground Story of Transatlantic Records, Widowmaker, One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975, Klaus Doldinger & Georgio Moroder, Marian Segal & Jade
Wounded Bird: Lenny White, Stalk-Forrest Group, Dan Hicks, The Neon Philharmonic, Rufus Harley, Alda Reserve, Cher, Mingo Lewis, Earth Opera, Vandenberg, Soundtrack, Soundtrack with Eric Clapton, Firefall, Lazarus, Hellion, The Winters Brothers Band, Wraith
King Crimson/Sailors' Tales [1970 1972] ....27 Disc Box Set $209.99
The complete 1970-72 King Crimson captured on 21 CDs, 4 blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs (all
audio content) and presented in a 12" box with booklet, memorabilia, a further
downloadable concert, and sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk and David Singleton.
Recorded between the dazzling impact of In the Court of the Crimson King in 1969
and the startling reinvention of the band on 1973's Larks' Tongues in Aspic, this boxed
set documents a crucial period in King Crimson's history and shows it to be brimming with
innovation, experimentation, and boundary-pushing energy. Sailor's Tales features a
wealth of previously unheard studio recordings - from band rehearsals to full alternate
mixes - alongside a vast array of live material, much of it on CD/blu-ray for the first
time and including four recently found, never before released, concerts. This set
presents the complete King Crimson recorded history of the period in the best quality
Contents of this Limited Edition include:
* 3CDs feature Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands plus additional tracks.
* 6CDs feature the Islands line-up's early concerts from Germany (new to CD) and the UK (1971).
* 9CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix of Summit Studios and an expanded Earthbound.
* 3CDs feature auditions for the Islands band and two further, as yet, unidentified concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased).
* 3 Blu-Ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround Sound, recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, 30th anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes (all in 24/96 hi-res), plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a complete alternate album and a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res.
* The Lizard blu-ray also contains the audition material from CDs19/20.
* The Islands blu-ray also contains the following concerts in stereo Zoom Club (4 shows), Marquee Club, Plymouth, Glasgow, Detroit all from 1971.
* The Earthbound Tour blu-ray features an expanded version of the original album, Summit Studios gig in Stereo and Quadraphonic (newly mixed), the Schizoid Men sequence from the Ladies of the Road album, 2 newly discovered concerts in hi-res stereo and every existing soundboard concert recording from the 1972 US tour: Wilmington, NYC (2 shows), Chicago (2 tracks only), Detroit, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Peoria, Indianapolis & Denver (2 shows).
* 2 DVDs feature the expanded Earthbound, Summit Studios, Schizoid Men, New York 1972 and the recently discovered live concerts.
* 12" box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, new sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk & David Singleton
King Crimson/Earthbound [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD $25.99
The twelfth release in the King Crimson 40th Anniversary series. Earthbound was originally issued in 1972 and marked the final statement by the band's Islands-era incarnation. The CD features an expanded 12 track version of the original 5 track album. The DVD contains the 12 track expanded album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio, the Summit Studios performance in a 2017 stereo mix and in quadraphonic (this is the only surviving multi-track performance from the 1972 tour), the album length Schizoid Men sequence of edits of 21st Century Schizoid Men taken from the Ladies of the Road live album, and a transfer of the original vinyl album. Presented in a double digipak in a slipcase with Sid Smith sleeve notes, rare photos and archive material.
King Crimson/Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + 2 DVD + Blu-Ray $55.99
Deluxe six disc set containing three CDs, two DVDs and a Blu-Ray plus an expanded booklet. The CDs contain the audio recordings of a complete King Crimson setlist. Blu-ray contains full concert video plus extras. Two DVDs featuring a complete concert performance in stereo and 5.1 surround. The set was recorded live mostly in Takamatsu, Japan on December 19, 2015, with songs taken from other shows in order to represent every song played during the group's 2015 tours of Japan, Canada and France. The material performed is mostly from the 1969-1974 period, and most of it hadn't been performed live since the 1970s, although the songs were rearranged to suit the current line-up. Also included are some pieces from 1995 and onward, alongside new material. The title is derived from a song of the same name that the band has been playing in concert.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Fanfare 1970-1997 [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....25 disc CD/Vinyl/Blu-Ray Box Set $175.99
Legendary progressive rock giants Emerson Lake & Palmer were formed in 1970 by the brilliant keyboard virtuoso Keith Emerson, gifted singer / composer / guitarist Greg Lake and dynamic drummer / percussionist Carl Palmer. Torchbearers of the progressive rock sound, ELP jointly created the super-group concept and are among the most important bands in the history of rock music. They blended musical dedication and showmanship with tremendous energy, and helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions. ELP were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, their first 7 album releases making the U.K. Top 10 and U.S. Top 20 album charts. Despite the tragic deaths of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake in 2016, the amazing and inspirational music of ELP very much lives on. Lavishly packaged, limited edition, numbered box set. Rigid matt-black outer box with foil-blocked cover text. Showcasing the immense musical talents of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer, containing a wealth of ELP treasure, from 1970 to 1997.
The remastered 11 classic original ELP albums (1970-94), on CD, with original sleeve artwork reproduced:
Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970)
Pictrures at an Exhibition (1971)
Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends (1974) (2-CD)
Works Volume 1 (1977) (2-CD)
Works Volume 2 (1977)
Love Beach (1978)
Black Moon (1992)
In the Hot Seat (1994)
Previously unreleased, gatefold, triple vinyl LP album:
Live in Rome & Milan Italy 1973
Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered by the internationally celebrated studio engineering team of Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham:
Live at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA, USA July 9, 1972
Live at Waterloo Concert Field, Stanhope New Jersey USA August 13, 1992
Live at Birningham Symphonic Hall, UK November 27, 1992
On the BBC: The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979 & Pop Goes Summer 1993
Live at Elysee Montmartre, Paris France July 2, 1997
Audio Blu-Ray, containing the stereo & 5.1 and surround sound mixes of the albums:
Emerson Lake & Palmer (Steven Wilson 2012)
Tarkus (Steven Wilson 2012)
Trilogy (Jakko M. Jakszyk 2015)
Brain Salad Surgery (Jakko M. Jakszyk 2014)
Remastered 7" singles with reproduced original sleeve artwork:
Lucky Man/Knife Edge (1970)
Fanfare for the Common Man/Brain Salad Surgery (1977)
Deluxe, hardback 12" book with foil-blocked cover text, containing band photos and extensive notes from acclaimed journalist Chris Welch, featuring quotes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer
Reprinted original 1970 promo poster, 1972 promo brochure, 1974 and 1992 tour programmes; Metal & enamel ELP logo pin badge
Keith Emerson/Emerson Plays Emerson ....import CD $15.99
Keith Emerson was the co-founder of The Nice and Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP). Emerson Plays Emerson has been out of print for many years and is sought after by his strong core fanbase. This re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road with a 2017 remaster. This release has full approval from the estate of Keith Emerson.
Frank Zappa/Halloween 77 ....triple CD $29.99
Frank Zappa/Halloween 77 [Special Edition] ....Memory Device + Costume Box Set $87.99
Halloween was Frank Zappa's favorite holiday and by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed six shows 28-31 October. Four shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa's movie "Baby Snakes." The Halloween 77 3CD version includes the Halloween night show in its entirety, mixed in 2016 from original vault masters, plus select tracks from the other five shows. The Halloween 77 box includes all six shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with a 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard and feature unreleased performances & arrangements.
Frank Zappa/Zoot Allures ....vinyl LP $29.99
Zoot Allures features two of Zappa's signature guitar pieces, "Black Napkins" & "Zoot Allures." The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double LP, Frank re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180 gram re-issue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017.
Frank Zappa/Absolutely Free ....double vinyl LP $36.99
The Zappa Family Trust marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention's 1967 album Absolutely Free with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition. This double 180 gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman & cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the vault. The package features FZ's original layout & libretto. Absolutely Free turns 50!!
Pendragon/Masquerade 20 ....import double CD $15.99
Pendragon/Masquerade 20 ....import DVD $14.99
Its almost here! All the hard work has been done and we now have news of the DVD recorded on the MO20 Tour in 2016. Its being released as a DVD and also as a 2 CD digi-pack. A totally new film crew for this DVD gives it a very different feeling to those previously filmed in Katowice, you can really get a sense of the joy on stage, were so pleased that it comes across as we all had a lot of fun on this tour. Its the first DVD with Jan-Vincent Velazco, and we have Verity Smith and Christina Booth on backing vocals so the whole thing has a very new and positive vibe!
Steve Hackett & Djabe/Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes ....import CD + DVD $29.99
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the wonderful new studio album by Djabe & Steve Hackett, "Life Is a Journey: The Sardinia Tapes." The album is the result of an improvised session that took place in a church on the island of Sardinia between the musicians from one of Hungary's most acclaimed jazz groups, Djabe and acclaimed guitarist Steve Hackett. The collaborations between the band and the former Genesis guitarist and acclaimed solo artist began in 2007. Steve Hackett has appeared on the concert stage with Djabe performing both Genesis and Hackett solo material and Djabe compositions. This album is their first collaborative studio album. Djabe guitarist Attila Egerhazi explains: "When I came to my musician pals with the idea of this recording session I had no certain plans with the tapes. However, this was the exact way I always wanted to create my kind of a music, like we did with my band in the '80s. If I have to describe the atmosphere of these recordings, the first word that comes to my mind is tranquillity. All the notes and music were floating out from placidity." Steve Hackett adds: "It was great to play spontaneous music with such a talented group of musicians in the wild, rocky countryside of Sardinia, where we also felt the rich history surrounding us, echoing back to ancient times. Such a magical environment provided fertile ground for inspired ideas and a freedom of spirit." "Life Is a Journey - The Sardinia Tapes" also includes a bonus DVD disc featuring a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the album, along with bonus features "Sardo Moments," an informal video diary of the recording sessions shot by members of Djabe and five tracks recorded at Budapest Jazz Club in June 2017 including interpretations of the Genesis classic "Fly on a Windshield" and the Hackett tour de force "Please Don't Touch" among others. "Life Is a Journey" is a splendid, serene musical experience, born out of the surroundings in which it was conceived.
Anthony Phillips/Invisible Men [Remastered & Expanded] ....import double CD $17.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of "Invisible Men," the 1983 album by Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. "Invisible Men" was a song based album which saw Anthony collaborate with Richard Scott. Released in 1983 in the USA and the following year in the UK, "Invisible Men" features the lighter side of Anthony Phillips' musical character and some fine, well-crafted songs. Material such as 'The Women Were Watching' and 'Exocet' reflected the times in which they were created. This new 2CD digipak deluxe edition of the album features a newly re-mastered original stereo mix of the album and an additional CD of 16 previously unreleased demos and material recorded during the period "Invisible Men" was recorded. It includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Jon Dann.
Acqua Fragile/A New Chant ....import CD $19.99
Esoteric Antenna is very pleased to announce the release of a brand new album by Italian progressive rock legends Acqua Fragile. Along with compatriots PFM (for whom Bernard Lanzetti's stunning vocal prowess graced several classic albums), Acqua Fragile were true progressive rock pioneers in the 1970s. A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera, Franz Dondi and Bernardo Lanzetti, who have reunited after forty-four years to record brand new material. The album is also notable for the presence of some very special guests, including lyricists Pete Sinfield (whose lyrics have graced albums by King Crimson, ELP & PFM) and Nick Clabburn (who has penned lyrics for Steve Hackett & Squackett), along with acclaimed musicians Tango Spleen and Grammy Award winning drummer Jonathan Mover. The material on A New Chant is in the finest tradition of the 1970s albums by the band, and possesses a vitality that fits perfectly in the progressive rock arena of the new millennium. A New Chant is the splendid result of one of the exciting reunions of recent times by one of Italy's finest bands.
Sonja Kristina/Sonja Kristina: Anthology ....import double CD $21.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Sonja Kristina is the lead singer of Curved Air. This is the first collection of her solo works and draws on recordings from her varied solo albums, along with rare and newly recorded exclusive tracks! This Anthology has been personally compiled by Sonja, with custom cover art and her personal liner notes. Sonja will be on tour both as a solo artist and with Curved Air as it builds up to its 50th anniversary year.
Stray/All in Your Mind - The Transatlantic Years 1970-1974 ....4CD Box Set $41.99
Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of a re-mastered 4CD clamshell boxed set anthologizing all the recordings made by the legendary Stray for Transatlantic Records between 1970 & 1974. Formed in 1966 by West London musicians Del Bromham (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Gadd (vocals), Gary Giles (bass) & Steve Crutchley (drums), Crutchley soon departed the band and was replaced by Richie Cole. By August 1968 and whilst aged only 15 or 16 years old, they had begun to make a name for themselves on the Underground music scene in London, performing at legendary venues such as The Roundhouse and Middle Earth. The band's hard-edged progressive rock earned a loyal following, which resulted in the band signing to Transatlantic Records in January 1970. Over the next four years the band would record five remarkable albums and would tour with some legendary names in rock such as Black Sabbath, The Groundhogs, Status Quo and Ten Years After. One of the hardest working bands in Britain, Stray failed to make the commercial impact they deserved, but their influence was felt by a new generation of musicians, perhaps best illustrated by the fact that Iron Maiden's Steve Harris declared himself to be a fan (leading to Iron Maiden recording a version of the Stray classic 'All in Your Mind' as the B-side to their 'Holy Smoke' single). Covering every track from the albums "Stray," "Suicide," "Saturday Morning Pictures," "Mudanzas" and "Move It," this set also features a thirteen track CD which gathers together studio out-takes, demos and rare singles (including four songs recorded for Pye Records in 1968 at an audition session for producer John Schroeder). Newly re-mastered, "All in Your Mind" includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Malcolm Dome.
Patrick Campbell Lyons/Me & My Friend [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a re-mastered and expanded edition of "Me & My Friend," the first solo album by the founder of the UK band Nirvana, Patrick Campbell Lyons. Originally issued on the Sovereign label in 1973, "Me & My Friend" was the first solo album by the writer, vocalist & producer who had recorded five albums under the Nirvana moniker (including three with writing partner Alex Spyropoulos). "Me & My Friend" featured all the hallmarks of Campbell Lyons' work for Nirvana, making for a charming album. Original vinyl copies of "Me & My Friend" now attain vast sums at auction, making this Esoteric Recordings edition most welcome. More importantly, this reissue has been re-mastered from the original Sovereign Records master tapes for the very first time (a previous edition being derived from an original vinyl LP source). It also includes two rare bonus tracks; 'Out on the Road' (issued as a single) and a single version of 'Everybody Should Fly a Kite' (appearing on CD for the first time). The booklet features an essay by Malcolm Dome including an exclusive interview with Patrick Campbell Lyons.
Dantalian's Chariot/Chariot Rising [Remastered] ....import CD $19.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered collection of 1967 studio recordings by the legendary British psychedelic band Dantalian's Chariot - "Chariot Rising." Dantalian's Chariot was born of a time when British popular music was going through a transformation. Psychedelia was on the ascendant thanks to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album and the work of Pink Floyd on "Piper at the Gates of Dawn." The influence of the Summer of Love was felt by the members of Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band, a legendary R&B group who had recorded two albums for EMI and were a popular live attraction in the mid-1960s. Keyboard player and vocalist Zoot Money disbanded his band to form Dantalian's Chariot with fellow band members Andy Somers (guitar, sitar - later known as Andy Summers in The Police), Pat Donaldson (bass) and Colin Allen (drums). The band were soon established as one of the finest psychedelic groups, thanks to their innovative music and light show brought from San Francisco. The single "Madman Running through the Fields" was released in September 1967 and is now highly regarded and hailed by Record Collector magazine as one of the finest of the era. Although the band were in demand as a live attraction, they disbanded in April 1968, (with Money & Somers soon joining Eric Burdon & the Animals), leaving a series of recordings for a prospective album in the vaults. First released in 1996, these recordings have been newly re- mastered for this Esoteric Recordings reissue. The release also features an illustrated booklet with rare photographs and promotional material and an essay featuring exclusive interviews.
The Residents/80 Aching Orphans - 45 Years of the Residents ....4CD + Book Set $59.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Extended, 4CD anthology set chronicling the career of the legendary San Francisco experimentalists and curated with the band themselves, from the debut 1972 single to the band's most recent album, The Ghost of Hope. Singles, fan favourites, album highlights, live recordings and material never before available on CD. Detailed track-by-track sleevenotes, new imagery produced exclusively for this collection and an introduction from Homer Flynn of The Cryptic Corporation. 80 tracks across 4CDs, presented in hardback book package. Includes Santa Dog, Satisfaction, Constantinople, Diskomo, It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World, Hit The Road Jack, Don't Be Cruel, Hello Skinny, Smelly Tongues, Jello Jack, Kaw-Liga, Rushing Like A Banshee, plus material from numerous classic albums. An ideal introduction for the curious, and a fresh perspective for the band's dedicated fanbase. Since 1972, The Residents have produced a remarkable run of singles, classic albums and off-the-wall projects defying categorisation. Produced with The Cryptic Corporation, "80 Aching Orphans" includes rare recordings, live versions and exclusive extracts and edits, and is packed with photographs and insightful commentary. The Residents' most recent album, The Ghost of Hope, received critical acclaim and proved their appetite for innovation and musical exploration hasn't diminished, forty five years after their first release. The Residents will soon embark on the 'pREServed' archival album reissue series, including previously unheard material, b-sides, rare recordings and extensive sleevenotes.
Billy Sherwood/The Art of Survival ....import CD $15.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Billy Sherwood is the current bass player in the band Yes. Billy Sherwood was a key part of the line-ups which created the Yes albums Open Your Eyes, The Ladder and was also part of the Talk tour. He recently mixed the band's Heaven and Earth album and two subsequent DVDs. The Art of Survival was Sherwood's sixth solo album and has been out of print for many years. This CD release will be eagerly greeted by Yes fans especially in light on Sherwood's recent return to the band in mid-2015.
Cairo/$@Y ....import CD $20.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red. Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham's latest new band project Cairo combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals. This creates an enthralling progressive music sound that will capture the hearts and minds of modern music fans, as well as traditional and classic progressive rock aficionados.
Colosseum/Daughter of Time ....import CD $19.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered & expanded edition of the classic 1970 album by Colosseum "Daughter of Time." Released on the Vertigo label in December 1970, the album was the band's third studio release and also heralded a line-up change within the group, featuring Jon Hiseman (drums), Dave Greenslade (organ & vibes), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophones) along with new recruits Dave "Clem" Clempson (guitar, vocals), Mark Clarke (bass) and the distinctive lead vocalist Chris Farlowe. Following on from the success of the album "Valentyne Suite," "Daughter of Time" was another fine album, spending five weeks in UK Top 30 charts. A classic early progressive rock album, "Daughter of Time" includes such classic tracks as 'Three Score and Ten, Amen,' 'Take Me back to Doomsday,' 'The Daughter of Time' and the band's interpretation of the Jack Bruce song 'Theme from an Imaginary Western.' This Esoteric Recordings release is newly remastered and includes three bonus tracks recorded at Lansdowne studios in London in May 1970 and August 1971, including the lengthy opus 'The Pirate's Dream.' This release fully restores the original album artwork and features an illustrated booklet with a new essay and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Clem Clempson.
Focus/The Focus Family Album ....import double CD $17.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - This collection includes both band tracks and two solo tracks by each current member. A total of 15 previously unreleased tracks or alternate versions are included on this set! The album is housed in a lavish 8 panel digipack with new artwork by Roger Dean. The same band is touring worldwide throughout 2017 in support of this release and the forthcoming new studio album Focus 11.
Uriah Heep/Raging Through the Silence: 20th Anniversary Concert ....import double CD + DVD $24.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - Legendary band Uriah Heep was formed in 1969 and still actively tours the world today. This title has only ever been available on VHS - this is it's first CD and DVD (NTSC region 0) release EVER ! This concert was the band's 20th Anniversary Show! Raging through the Silence is housed in a six panel digi-pack with new custom artwork. This album features the band's longest running line-up of Mick Box, Lee Kerslake, Phil Lanzon, Bernie Shas and the late Trevor Bolder. This release is the third on the band's own Uriah Heep Records.
Billy Sherwood/What Was the Question? ....import CD $15.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - Billy Sherwood is the current bass player in the band Yes. Billy Sherwood was a key part of the line-ups which created the Yes albums Open Your Eyes,The Ladder and was also part of the Talk tour. He recently mixed the band's Heaven and Earth album and two subsequent DVDs. What Was the Question? was Sherwood's fifth solo album and has been out of print for many years. This CD release will be eagerly greeted by Yes fans especially in light on Sherwood's recent return to the band in mid-2015.
Various Artists/Let the Electric Children Play: The Underground Story of Transatlantic Records [Remastered] ....import triple CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a new deluxe 3CD which tells the story of the so-called "underground" era of one of Britain's great independent record labels of the 1960s & 1970s, Transatlantic Records. In the heady atmosphere of the late 1960s, the sea change in British popular music spearheaded by the Beatles experimentation on the Sergeant Pepper album and swiftly followed by the likes of Cream, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Family, Procol Harum, Jethro Tull and a host of groups and musicians who followed in their footsteps led to the album being seen as the medium in which "serious" musicians would explore and develop their craft. The apparently disparate genres of blues, jazz, rock, folk and even world music were fused together by many diverse acts all of whom were eager to be regarded as "progressive" in their musical approach. The so-called "underground" audience eagerly consumed this music, which sat alongside the social changes that were also taking place. In the UK the major labels established imprints such as Harvest, Vertigo and Deram to market music to this audience, inspired by the vision of independent labels such as Island Records. Another, smaller British independent label also swiftly tapped in to this new musical movement, Transatlantic Records. This proudly independent imprint, founded in 1961 by Nat Joseph, looked beyond its initial folk, jazz and blues output to sign a distinctly quirky and diverse roster of "underground" acts. Between 1968 and 1976 Transatlantic explored all aspects of the "progressive" and "underground" scenes; from the "heavy" groups such as The Deviants, Jody Grind, Little Free Rock and Stray, to the acts on the fringes of folk and rock such as Pentangle, Mr Fox, Alan Hull, The Humblebums, Gryphon and Carolanne Pegg, to jazz rockers such as Circus and Marsupilami. Featuring over three and a half hours of newly re-mastered music over three CDs, "Let the Electric Children Play" documents the fascinating story of a unique period in the history of one of Britain's most eccentric labels. This deluxe anthology also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with new essay and artist biographies housed in a clamshell boxed set.
Widowmaker/Running Free: The Jet Recordings 1976-1977 [Remastered] ....import double CD $21.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new 2CD anthology celebrating the British rock band Widowmaker. Formed in 1975 by former Mott the Hoople and Spooky Tooth guitarist Luther Grosvenor, also known as Ariel Bender. The original line-up of the band featured vocalist Steve Ellis (ex-Love Affair & Ellis), guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton (ex-Hawkwind), Australian bassist Bob Daisley (ex- Chicken Shack) and drummer Paul Nicholls who had previously been a member of Lindisfarne. A few months after they had begun rehearsing at Emerson, Lake & Palmer's Manticore Studios in London, Widowmaker signed to Don Arden's Jet Records label. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1976 and featured guest musicians Bobby Tench and Zoot Money. After touring with Nazareth, they joined Little Feat, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Streetwalkers as support to The Who on their "Who Put the Boot In' series of stadium shows in June 1976. Following a US tour opening for the Electric Light Orchestra Steve Ellis left the band and was replaced by vocalist John Butler. This line-up recorded the final Widowmaker album Too late to Cry, released in 1977. Widowmaker disbanded soon after with Bob Daisley joining Rainbow (and subsequently Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Oz and Gary Moore's band) and Huw Lloyd Langton eventually returning to Hawkwind. Running Free celebrates the music of Widowmaker and features both of the band's studio albums in their entirety on CD for the first time. The collection also includes the previously unreleased track 'Talk to Me,' recorded in January 1977. The anthology features an illustrated booklet that includes a new essay with exclusive interviews with Luther Grosvenor, Steve Ellis and Bob Daisley.
Various Artists/One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 ....import triple CD $24.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - One Way Glass is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of Sixties collectables, this unique 3-CD set takes a fresh look at British music from the late '60s through to the mid '70s, with an eye on overlooked dance floor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in progressive rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years. Includes artists such as Colosseum, Second Hand, Paladin, Fat Mattress, Gravy Train, The Web, Pentangle, Jonesy, Edwards Hand, Bond & Brown, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Jody Grind, Juicy Lucy, Burnin Red Ivanhoe, Atomic Rooster, Soft Machine, Audience and many more.
Klaus Doldinger & Georgio Moroder/The NeverEnding Story O.S.T. [Expanded Collector's Edition] ....import CD $21.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - Re-issued on CD for the first time in the UK, this is the soundtrack album to accompany the unforgettable 1984 classic adventure fantasy film "The NeverEnding Story." An atmospheric electronic soundtrack with tracks composed by leading German jazz composer Klaus Doldinger (famed as the leader of the band Passport) and electronic disco maestro Giorgio Moroder. This release also includes all the officially released remixes of the title track as sung by '80s heartthrob Limahl (ex-Kajagoogoo) and the extended version of Giorgio Moroder's 'Ivory Tower' that originally appeared as the b-side on Limahl's 'The NeverEnding Story' single. This single was, itself, an international smash hit reaching No.4 in the UK and Irish Charts, No.2 in Germany, Austria and Italy and No.1 in Sweden and Norway. On the "The NeverEnding Story" soundtrack album, as well as the hit title track, four other titles were Moroder's work; 'Swamps of Sadness,' 'Ivory Tower,' 'Ruined Landscape' and 'Sleepy Dragon.' These tracks all combine an upbeat 1980s melodic synth sensibility with serene and layered soundscapes that evoke the mysteries and myths inherent to the film's fantasy narrative. These Moroder compositions only formed part of the film's soundtrack in its English language version and this is the soundtrack album to the English Language version of the film. Even so, the majority of the music is by Klaus Doldinger and he had previous stellar form in soundtrack composition through his contribution to one of the most famous German films of all time, the 1981 German U-boat movie Das Boot. This limited edition black vinyl effect CD release is packaged in a miniature cardboard LP style sleeve with an exclusive six page colour insert.
Marian Segal & Jade/Fly on Strangewings: Anthology ....import triple CD $27.99
From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red - In the pantheon of rare folk rock albums from the genre's golden era of the early Seventies, Fly on Strangewings by Jade is a bona fide classic. Largely ignored on its release on DJM in 1970, the album is now widely acclaimed, which has led collectors and connoisseurs to consider Jade's main singer and songwriter, Marian Segal, as a much-overlooked talent. Fly on Strangewings is now treated to a deluxe 3-CD edition which finally tells the full story of Marian Segal's musical career. Compiled and annotated with Marian's involvement, this new package offers a second disc of early recordings of Marian with fellow Jade member Dave Waite, while disc three brings the story more up-to-date with solo and Marian Segal Band recordings. Disc One re-presents the classic Fly on Strangewings album with seven contemporaneous bonus tracks, two of which are previously unissued. Before becoming Jade, Dave Waite and Marian (or Marianne) Segal were a duo, playing the university circuit and in London clubs at the height of the Swinging London era. Their music was a fusion of British and American folk, but already contained many original elements, including superlative vocals, in the vein of Sandy Denny and The Strawbs. This period is remembered on disc two, recordings which have been out of print for a decade. Four tracks are previously unissued. Disc three includes two historic mid '70s recordings with Jeff Wayne (of War of The Worlds fame). The albums include a host of session talent from the 1970s including Dave Mattacks, Herbie Flowers, Clem Cattini, Pete Sears, John Wetton, Chris Spedding and Terry Cox as well as sweeping string arrangements by Phil Dennys (Rodriguez).
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.
Long John Baldry/Boogie Woogie: The Warner Bros. Recordings
....double CD $13.99
David Blue/These 23 Days in September ....CD $19.99
King Curtis/Get Ready ....CD $14.99
Eye to Eye/Eye to Eye + Shakespeare Stole My Baby ....CD $49.99 (LAST COPY!!!)
Vince Guaraldi/Eclectic Vince Guaraldi ....CD $27.99
Hubert Laws/Carnegie Hall ....CD $17.99
Hubert Laws/Say It with Silence ....CD $11.99
Leon Russell/Life & Love ....CD $31.99
The Searchers/Love's Melodies ....CD $34.99
Gary Wright/Touch & Gone ....CD $29.99
Lenny White/Venusian Summer ....CD $12.99
Lenny White is a three time Grammy Award winning American jazz fusion drummer. He is best known for being the drummer of Chick Corea's Return To Forever. As far as Jazz-Rock-Fusion albums go... this is one of the very best. Very impressive for his first solo album! This album, originally released on Nemperor Records, made the Billboard Music Charts on 1/31/76. Guest musicians include Hubert Laws, Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Jimmy Smith, David Sancious & Larry Young.
Lenny White/Big City ....CD $13.99
"Big City" is Lenny's second solo album, originally released on Nemperor Records. Lenny uses an all star cast to make this CD groove. I will mention Herbie Hancock, Neal Schon and Jan Hammer... can't get any better that this! This album made the Billboard Music Charts on 3/19/77.
Stalk-Forrest Group/St. Cecilia: The Elektra Recordings ....CD $13.99
Stalk-Forrest Group is also known by a few other names. Blue Oyster Cult, Soft White Underbelly or Oaxaca. These are the first known recordings made by this group for Elektra Records in the late 1960s. They were meant to be the first album by Soft White Underbelly. Featuring Buck Dharma, the group eventually evolved into Blue Oyster Cult. B.O.C. sometimes played small clubs under the name Soft White Underbelly. These rare historic recordings should appeal to all those Blue Oyster Cult fans, especially Jude Crowbridge, who chanted "BOC really rules, man!"
Dan Hicks/It Happened One Bite [Widescreen Edition] ....CD $13.99
Dan Hicks was an American singer-songwriter whose music contained elements of country, folk, jazz and comedy. He referred to his music as "folk swing." He was the leader of the group Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. It Happened One Bite was originally released on Warner Bros. Records and hit the Billboard music charts in 1978. This special CD release is known as the Widescreen Edition and features a whopping 22 tracks!
The Neon Philharmonic/Brilliant Colors: Complete Warner Bros. Recordings ....double CD $18.99
Neon Philharmonic was an American psychedelic pop band formed in 1967. The band was led by songwriter and conductor Tupper Saussy and singer Don Gant. The song "Morning Girl" hit the Top 40 in 1969 and stayed on the Billboard music charts for 12 weeks. The song "Heighdy-Ho Princess" also made the Billboard music charts for 2 weeks in 1970. This 2 CD set contains their complete recorded works for Warner Bros. Records.
Rufus Harley/Courage: The Atlantic Recordings ....double CD $18.99
Rufus Harley was a saxophone player turned bagpipe player. He was an American jazz musician known primarily as the first jazz musician to adopt the Scottish Highland Bagpipe. Harley was inspired by the bagpipes as he was watching JFK's funeral procession. This two CD set contains his four Atlantic albums, Bagpipe Blues, Scotch & Soul, A Tribute to Courage and Kings/Queens along with 2 more rare tracks.
Alda Reserve/Love Goes On ....CD $13.99
Alda Reserve was a new wave band from England. "Love Goes On" was originally released on Sire Records in 1979. This album made its debut on the Billboard Music Charts on 11/24/1979. Fans have been screaming for this to come out on CD for over thirty years! It now makes it's worldwide CD debut.
Cher/3614 Jackson Highway [Deluxe Edition] ....CD $13.99
3614 Jackson Highway was Cher's sixth album. It was released on June 20, 1969 on Atco Records. The album received praise and positive reviews from the music critics. 3614 Jackson Highway was the address of Muscle Shoal's Sound Studios. On this Deluxe Edition CD, Cher does some great cover versions of classic tracks from the sixties. This disc features 12 bonus tracks!
Mingo Lewis/Flight Never Ending ....CD $13.99
Mingo Lewis' career spans more than 45 years. He is a percussionist that has performed live and recorded with some of music's greatest names, including Al DiMeola, Santana, Miles Davis, Third World, Billy Joel, The Tubes and Chick Corea's Return to Forever. Flight Never Ending was originally released in 1976 on Columbia Records. This CD consists of searing guitar solos, propulsive drumming and synth solos layered with Latin percussion. A must-have for all who enjoy fusion! This album features two Mingo Lewis compositions recorded by Al DiMeola, 'The Wizard' (on his Land of the Midnight Sun album) and 'Frankincense' AKA 'Chasin' The Voodoo' (on his Casino album.)
Earth Opera/Complete Elektra Recordings ....double CD $17.99
Digitally remastered two CD set. Earth Opera was an American rock group who were part of the Boston psychedelic scene. Active from 1967-1969, the group featured Peter Rowan and David Grisman. They were folk and bluegrass performers in Boston clubs, who got caught up in the changes in the music scene in the mid 1960's. They formed Earth Opera in 1967. They were joined by John Nagy on bass, Paul Dillon on drums and Bill Stevenson on keyboards and vibraphone. They released two albums on Elektra Records, Earth Opera and The Great American Eagle Tragedy, both of which are included here along with two rare singles.
Vandenberg/Complete Atlantic Recordings ....double CD $17.99
Two CD set. Vandenberg was a Dutch hard rock band that was formed in 1981. There first album Vandenberg was recorded at Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page's studio, Sol Studios. In 1983 their first single "Burning Heart" reached #39 on the U.S. Billboard hot 100 charts. They toured the U.S. as the opening act for Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss. They then toured independently in Japan in 1984. Now you can have the whole collection on 2 CDs. It contains all three of their Atlantic albums - Vandenberg, Heading For A Storm and Alibi - plus two rare bonus tracks.
Soundtrack/Medicine Ball Caravan ....CD $13.99
First time on CD! Medicine Ball Caravan is a diverse Soundtrack to the 1971 Francois Reinchenbach film which had Martin Scorsese as associate producer. This is a document of an 8,000 mile Trans USA trip by 154 people, a wagon train of buses, trucks and musical groups. They ventured to San Francisco, CA, Gallup, NM, Boulder, CO, Sioux City, IA, Yellow Springs, OH, Moline, IL, Warrenton, VA, and Washington, DC. For your listening pleasure you will hear rare live performances by the likes of Delaney & Bonnie, Alice Cooper, The Youngbloods, B.B. King, Doug Kershaw, Sal Valentino, and Stoneground.
Soundtrack with Eric Clapton/Lethal Weapon ....CD $13.99
CD reissue. Lethal Weapon is the soundtrack album of the 1987 film. It is performed and composed by Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen and David Sanborn with the title track performed by Honeymoon Suite. The score features a blend of rock, jazz and orchestral music. If you're a fan of Eric Clapton, he has some great guitar playing on this disc.
Firefall/The Singles A's & B's ....double CD $17.99
Two CD set. Firefall was a soft country-rock group formed in Boulder, Colorado in the mid 1970s. They had numerous high charting albums throughout their career. Wounded Bird is pleased to be able to provide a collection of their work with this 34 track compilation of their single A and B sides. Includes classics like "You Are the Woman" and "Just Remember I Love You."
Lazarus/Lazarus + A Fool's Paradise ....CD $14.99
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums on one CD. Lazarus was a soft rock trio who formed in 1969 formerly known as Shiloh. They were Christian rockers which was relatively new in those days. The members were Bill Hughes on guitar, violin and backing vocals, Carl Keesee on bass and vocals and Gary Dye on keyboards and vocals. Lazarus and A Fools Paradise were the only albums they put out, originally on the Bearsville label.
Hellion/Black Book ....CD $13.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1990 album from the L.A. metal band including one bonus track, a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song.' Hellion formed in 1982 in Los Angeles, California. The band's original roster included Ann Boleyn on vocals. Black Box is a concept album. When Ann Boleyn began writing the lyrics, she decided that a full-length novel should accompany the album. The story is about her darker experiences with life deriving from her ancestors who supposedly inherited magical powers that came back to haunt her. Ann's voice is dark, with a heavier European style metal than what was going on in the music world at the time.
The Winters Brothers Band/The Winters Brothers Band ....CD $13.99
First time on CD! Not to be confused with Johnny and Edgar Winter, The Winters Brothers Band was a southern rock band hailing from Nolensville, Tennessee. Led by brothers Donnie and Dennis Winters, they issued two albums in the late 1970s. The eponymous Winters Brothers Band originally came out on Atco Records in 1977.
Wraith/Nothing to Fear ....CD $13.99
Wrath was a Chicago based metal/thrash band formed in 1982. Nothing to Fear was their sophomore release in 1987. We are sure you will find this album quite perfect to add to your thrash metal collection. The original CD was on Restless Records and rare copies now sell for close to $300 new. Back in print on Wounded Bird Records at a great price.
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Here's a last minute addition that should have been in today's newsletter, but just missed being added. It's an exciting new group with a lot of familiar faces called:
Gizmodrome/Gizmodrome ....CD $15.99
Gizmodrome is an "All Star band" made up of Adrian Belew (ex King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Vittorio Cosma (PFM and Elio e le Storie Tese) and Mark King (Level 42). This album brings the audience back to when rock music was played by unique musicians, when daring was a must, when listening to an album was an experience to enjoy from the first to the last song. Fans of the bands the four Gizmodrome members are coming from, will find it all again on this album which promises to be one of the "must have" of 2017!
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If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.
DGM: King Crimson
Fie!: Peter Hammill
Burning Shed: Bruford, John Wetton, Steve Hillage, Jane Getter Premonition, Kansas, Tim Bowness, Trey Gunn/, Tonite Lets All Make Love in London (O.S.T.), Robert Plant, Don Airey, Man, Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion, Isildurs Bane, Lifesigns, Fairport Convention, Circu5, Jon Boden, Shobaleader One, Brand X, Big Big Train, Sometimes a Great Notion, Stanley Clarke, Kim Seviour, Anglagard, Fovea Hex, Centrozoon, The Enid, Miles Davis, Radiophonic Workshop, Cosmograf, Comedy of Errors, Bjorn Riis, Voyager, Port Erin
Inside Out: PFM, Sons of Apollo, Kaipa, VuuR, Leprous, Caligula's Horse, The Tangent, Bent Knee, Tuesday the Sky, Next to None
KScope: Tangerine Dream, Daniel Cavanagh, Godsticks, White Moth Black Butterfly, Lunatic Soul, Pineapple Thief, Paul Draper, Gavin Harrison & O5Ric, Gavin Harrison, Anathema, Ulver
MoonJune: Machine Mass, Dusan Jevtovic, Talinka, Tohpati Ethnomission, Wingfield Reuter Stavi & Sirkis
King Crimson/Official Bootleg: Live in Chicago June 28th 2017 ....double CD $19.99
Featuring many iconic King Crimson pieces performed live by this line-up for the first time, and some being played live for the first time ever (including Islands, The Lizard Suite, The Errors, Fallen Angel, Cirkus and more), Live In Chicago is a double CD set taken from the bands most recent US tour. Track list includes - Intro: Scape Bells, Larks Tongues In Aspic Part One, Neurotica, The Errors, Cirkus, The Lizard Suite: a) Dawn Song b) Last Skirmish c) Prince Ruperts Lament, Fallen Angel, Larks Tongues In Aspic Part Two, Islands, Pictures of a City, Indiscipline, The ConstruKction of Light, Easy Money, The Letters, Interlude, Meltdown, Radical Action II, Level Five, Starless, Heroes, 21st Century Schizoid Man
Peter Hammill/From the Trees ....import CD $27.99
Peter Hammill's first solo album since 2014's hugely ambitious ...all that might have been.... represents a return to a more intimate style of music. The songs on From the Trees are mostly based on single piano, guitar and vocal parts designed for live performance. Consequently the overdubbing is textural (supportive guitars, a central spine of bass, synth and string washes, multiple voices - backing, harmony, choral - behind the main one). The characters who pave their fretful way through these songs are in general facing up to or edging in towards twilight. What's coming to them are moments of realization rather than resignation. In the third act of life it's time to look with a clear eye at where one's been, at where one's going. Another unique entry in Peter Hammill's unique catalogue.
Bruford/Seems Like a Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 ....import 6 CD + 2 DVD-A Box Set $114.99
Containing the collected works of Bruford on one extraordinary 6cd/2dvd-a box set, Seems Like a Lifetime Ago is a magnificent testament to one of the UK's most inventive and important progressive fusion bands. Featuring 2017 remastered versions of the albums Feels Good to Me (1978), One of a Kind (1979), The Bruford Tapes (1979), and Gradually Going Tornado (1980), the set additionally includes the previously unreleased Live at the Venue, 1980 and the highly sought after 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions (also from 1980). Showcasing the prodigious talents of Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart, the late Allan Holdsworth (who the album is dedicated to), Jeff Berlin and The 'Unknown' John Clark, the set includes a 16 page colour booklet (with band interviews and an essay written by Sid Smith), a reproduction concert poster, two black and white photo prints of the band, and a signed and numbered certificate of authentication. Feels Good to Me and One of a Kind are available on both remastered CD and DVD-a, with 5.1 mixes, the latter 5.1 mixes by Jakko Jakszyk. N.B. The box set is strictly limited to 2000 copies globally.
John Wetton/Akustika: Live In Amerika + Akustika II: Return To Amerika ....import double CD $22.99
A double CD including a 2017 remaster of the 1996 acoustic album Akustika, plus a previously unreleased acoustic show from 2005. The booklet features specially written recollections of close friends and fans who attended the 2005 show along with previously unseen photographs.
Steve Hillage/Dusseldorf ....import double CD $32.99
A classic 1979 live concert from pioneering guitarist Steve Hillage. Includes the only known live recording of Talking to the Sun. Recorded at the Philips Halle, Dusselsdorf on the 28th March 1979 during the Live Herald Tour, Dusselsdorf offers excellent sound quality (a quality so high that you'll forget it's a live recording until the applause). Featuring the Hillage band at the height of its powers, with Steve in great voice throughout, Dusselsdorf contains Steve's own adventurous compositions plus covers of Beatles and Donovan classics. Hillage's trademark heady combination of vibrant psychedelic rock, full blooded grooves, and deep-space synth/guitar experiments has rarely sounded as good. A double CD edition presented in a Mediabook with a 24-page booklet.
Jane Getter Premonition/ON Tour ....CD $15.99
ON Tour is the live follow-up to the critically acclaimed Madfish label release ON by the all-star fusion band, Jane Getter Premonition. Capturing some electrifying moments from the JGP European and US promotional tours of 2015 and 2016, in addition to the live tracks, ON Tour also includes an unreleased studio track from the ON recording sessions. The all-star musicians featured on this album include keyboardist Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson), guitarist Alex Skolnick, (Testament, Ozzy Osborne), legendary drummer Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth), bassist Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani), vocalist Corey Glover (Living Colour), bassist Mark Egan (Pat Metheny, Gil Evans), percussionist Mino Cinelu (Weather Report, Sting), drummer John Mader (Pat Benatar, Pee Wee Ellis ), and vocalist Chanda Rule (Kirk Lightsey, Donny McCaslin). Bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats) and saxophonist Theo Travis (David Gilmour, Soft Machine) also appear on the bonus track. Formerly the guitarist on Saturday Night Live, Jane Getter has been called, The fieriest fretboarding female ever to strap on a Stratocaster, by Guitar Player Magazine.
Kansas/Leftoverture: Live and Beyond ....import double CD $29.99
Leftoverture: Live & Beyond, features nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas's Spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The set list includes classic hits, deep cuts, songs from 2016's studio album The Prelude Implicit, and culminates with a complete version of the band's sextuple-platinum breakthrough album, Leftoverture. When we saw how much our fans enjoyed the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour shows, we knew we had to record a live album," said Kansas drummer, Phil Ehart. When it came to finding someone to produce it, we thought the best possible person would be the guy that produced Leftoverture' forty years ago. So, we called Jeff Glixman." Adds producer, Jeff Glixman, This band is on fire."
Tim Bowness/Songs from the Ghost Light ....import CD $19.99
By turns beautiful and brutal, familiar and unexpected, Songs from the Ghost Light is a companion release to Tim Bowness's Inside Out label albums, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams (2014), Stupid Things that Mean the World (2015) and Lost in the Ghost Light (2017). Comprising an eclectic combination of radical re-imaginings, live performances and atmospheric outtakes, the 34 minute mini-album collects songs relating to the Lost in the Ghost Light concept (which revolves around the onstage and backstage reflections of a fictional 'classic' rock musician in the twilight of his career). Stupid Things that Mean the World and The Sweetest Bitter Pill have been reinvented as shimmering string-driven pieces and provide a stark contrast to the guitar led art rock attacks of The Warm-Up Man Forever, Dancing for You and The Great Electric Teenage Dream (all taken from a powerful set at The Band in the Wall, Manchester in 2015). Studio outtakes include the poignant No Longer the One and the atmospheric Mellotron drenched interlude Once a Record. Tim Bowness is joined by Colin Edwin and Stephen Bennett (who feature throughout the album), plus Michael Bearpark, Andrew Keeling, Andrew Booker, Hux Nettermalm, Kit Watkins and Anna Phoebe. Songs from the Ghost Light has been mixed and mastered by Giancarlo Erra (Nosound/Memories Of Machines), who also contributes piano to a haunting new version of the title track from Lost in the Ghost Light.
Trey Gunn/The Third Star ....import CD $17.99
Trey Gunn's seminal 1996 release "The Third Star" has been spectacularly re-mastered with six bonus tracks added to the original ten track release. "The Third Star" was recorded just after Gunn had begun working with King Crimson. While there is clearly a Crimson influence, the use of three different female vocalists including Toyah, give this recording a seductive bite to it's edge. Joining Gunn on Warr guitar are drummer/percussionists Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Bob Muller who also plays bandirs and tablas on some tracks. The bonus tracks vary in time and instrumentation. Three are relatively new tracks composed and recorded with Gunn's current instrument - the Warr Guitar. The other tracks utilize the classic Chapman Stick and were recorded in NYC in between the release of "The Third Star" and Gunn's first solo record "One Thousand Years." These pieces showcase his early approach to these tapping instruments."While some may compare "The Third Star" to his work with King Crimson, there is a more patient attitude and atmosphere created on this album that maintains an integrity and beauty only found where there is true mastery and creativity. Gunn's got it."
Various Artists/Tonite Lets All Make Love in London (O.S.T.) ....import CD $13.99
2017 restored and remastered version of Peter Whitehead's legendary chronicle of 'The Summer of Love.' The soundtrack to Peter Whitehead's first commercial film made during the Summer of Love 1967 hasn't been available in its complete form since the original LP was released by Immediate Records' Instant imprint in 1968. The soundtrack features The Pink Floyd, Small Faces, Chris Farlowe, Vashti Bunyan and more, with spoken-word contributions from Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, Andrew Loog Oldham, David Hockney, Allen Ginsberg and more.
Robert Plant/Carry Fire ....CD $18.99
Carry Fire is Robert Plant's eleventh studio album. Recorded with his band The Sensational Space Shifters, the album features collaborations with The Pretender's front woman Chrissie Hynde (on the track Bluebirds Over the Mountain) and folk singer/songwriter Seth Lakeman.
Don Airey/K2: Tales of Triumph and Tragedy ....import CD + DVD $35.99
Don Airey's K2 was recorded in 1988 and originally released worldwide on MCA Records. It was inspired by an article written by mountaineer Jim Curran about his harrowing experiences on the 1986 expedition to K2 that claimed the life of 12 climbers. The album features the talents of the late great Cozy Powell on drums, Gary Moore on guitar, and Chris Thompson, Colin Blunstone and Mel Galley on vocals. CD/DVD (ntsc, region 0) edition.
Man/Kingdom of Noise ....import CD $22.99
Man's 2009 studio album Kingdom of Noise combines elements of rock, blues, psychedlia and lounge jazz.
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion/No Place Like Home - The Concert ....import CD + DVD-NTSC $44.99
A live concert recorded in Uppsala, Sweden on April 24, 2017 containing music from all three HFMC albums, a Flower Kings classic and two previously unreleased songs. The three panel DVD-sized package includes 1 DVD (region 0, NTSC), 2 CD's and a 12-page booklet.
Isildurs Bane/Mind Vol 1 ....import CD $22.99
Featuring new artwork by Matti Engdahl, Mind Vol. 1 is the first in Isildurs Bane reissue campaign. Mind Vol. 1 was originally released in 1997 to great acclaim and signaled a new direction in IB's development with the arrival of percussionist Klas Assarsson - who is heavily featured on marimba, vibraphone and percussion. With its rich and detailed production, the album presents an ambitious and intricate fusion of chamber/art music and rock. Including the Zappa-esque five part suite The Flight Onward, the movingly melodic The Pilot and the dark ambient prog of Holistic Medicine, Mind Vol 1 is a perfect soundtrack for a movie yet to be made.
Lifesigns/Cardington ....import CD $21.99
Cardington is the second studio release from Lifesigns. Featuring John Young (keys/lead vox), Frosty Beedle (drums) and Jon Poole (bass), the album contains guest appearances on guitar from Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Strawbs), Menno Gootjes (Focus), Niko Tsonev (Steven Wilson) and Robin Boult (Fish, Howard Jones). The album contains four shorter works and three longer pieces one of which, Cardington, tells the story of the 'sheds' at Cardington, the rise and fall of Airship travel and the loss of the R101.
Fairport Convention/35th Anniversary Concert ....import CD + DVD $25.99
The mighty Fairports filmed and recorded during the band's 35th Anniversary Tour. A budget-priced 2cd/1dvd set taken from The Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke on the 23rd February 2002, this particular Fairport incarnation comprised Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, and violinist Ric Sanders. The dvd is Region 0, NTSC.
Circu5/Circu5 ....import CD $22.99
Circu5 is the project of British multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Steve Tilling. Five years in the making, the project's debut self-titled concept album features guest performances from Dave Gregory (XTC, Big Big Train), Phil Spalding (Mike Oldfield), Andy Neve (Steve Hackett) and others. A powerful contemporary rock project steeped in traditional progressive influences, the music on Circu5 effortlessly incorporates epic symphonic, FM rock, pop and singer-songwriter approaches. Clues to the album's concept are dotted throughout the lyrics and packaging, but Steve is happy to give away the essence: "It traces the life of a baby raised until age three in a secret government organization, which aims to cure psychopathy while harnessing positive psychopathic traits for certain business and military roles. The character discovers the truth as a dysfunctional adult - with catastrophic consequences." CD in book-style package.
Jon Boden/Afterglow ....import double CD $28.99
Afterglow is the third solo album by Jon Boden, former frontman of progressive folk eleven-piece Bellowhead. A successor to Boden's 2009 solo concept-album Songs from the Floodplain, Afterglow deals with an urban post-apocalypse, in which two lovers attempt to find one another. Boden says: "Like my previous album Songs from the Floodplain, Afterglow imagines a near-future world where the luxuries and comfort of 21st century life have become scarce, and a harder, simpler existence now prevails. Afterglow is the story of a couple who are trying to find each other in the middle of a bonfire-night street carnival in a crumbling, derelict city." Deluxe double CD edition in digipak with full-colour 16 page lyric booklet.
Shobaleader One/Elektrac ....CD $17.99
2017's Elektrac album comprises radical re-workings of eleven classic tracks from Squarepusher's wide-ranging output. Shobaleader One finds Squarepusher combining his skills with a band of equally astonishing musicians - Strobe Nazard, Company Laser and Arg Nution. "Jenkinson has made it clear that his aim for Shobaleader One was to challenge perceptions of what a band is capable of. This live album has done exactly that. It is one of those rare albums where the playing sounds, at times, beyond the evolutionary capabilities of humans. It also proves what a talent the man behind Squarepusher is and how he has consistently challenged the expectations of what jazz can bring to electronic music and what electronic music can bring to jazz." - Popmatters. CD edition.
Shobaleader One/d'Demonstrator ....import CD $22.99
Dating from 2010, d'Demonstrator is Shobaleader One's debut album-length release. Offering a unique fusion of prog-tinged vocodered soul, double-jointed electro-funk, electrifying finger-taps, plus speed-metal and fluorescent pop mutations, d'Demonstrator is an accessible addition to Squarepusher's canon that retains his unique and twisted identity.
Brand X/But Wait....There's More ....import double CD $39.99
Brand X's first release in 20 years finds original members Percy Jones and John Goodsall joined by former drummer Kenwood Dennard (Livestock), plus Chris Clark (Keyboards) and Scott Weinberger (Percussion). Containing an explosive set recorded at the historic Sellersville Theatre in Pennsylvania in 2017, "But Wait....There's More!" features remarkable new versions of Brand X classics taken mostly from the band's first three albums, including Nightmare Patrol, Nuclear Burn, Malaga Virgen, And So to F and more. Jones and Goodsall are at their blistering best and the performance has been beautifully mixed by Stephen W. Tayler (Peter Gabriel, U.K., Kate Bush, Bruford, Brand X, Underworld).
Big Big Train/The Second Brightest Star ....import CD $18.99
A companion album to Grimspound, The Second Brightest Star features 40 minutes of brand new songs and instrumentals. Alongside these new tracks, the CD contains an additional 30 minutes of music presenting songs from Folklore (2016) and Grimspound (2017) in extended arrangements.
Various Artists/Sometimes a Great Notion ....import CD $18.99
Featuring Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello and more, Sometimes a Great Notion is a collection of demos/early drafts of songs later to appear on several significant albums of the 1970s and 1980s. Proceeds from the sale of the album go to the British Deaf Association.
Stanley Clarke/The Definitive Collection ....import double CD $19.99
A double cd collecting the best of Stanley Clarke's work recorded between 1975 and 1990. Covering Clarke's classic early solo work plus the Clarke / Duke project, Fuse One and Stanley Clarke Band eras, this superb release features sleeve notes by Charles Waring and an interview with Clarke which provides an insight into how the tracks were recorded. Includes School Days, Silly Putty, Journey To Love and the amazing Concerto For Jazz (parts 1 and 2).
Kim Seviour/Recovery Is Learning ....import CD $18.99
Made in collaboration with John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, It Bites), Recovery Is Learning is Kim Seviour's debut album. The album offers songs, soundscapes and lyrical content that represent Kim's own personal journey to recovery. Kim endured various adversities while writing for the album (including her ongoing struggle with M.E/CFS), which motivated her to inject her unique experiences - and the resulting emotions - into her music. Formerly the front woman of progressive rock band Touchstone, Kim Seviour has now launched her solo career which follows her signing to White Star Records. Kim can now reveal that she has been working on a brand new album with one of prog music's finest and prevalent musicians, John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, It Bites).Kim has a particularly unique approach to the feel of her musical creations, which encompass magically mesmerising soundscapes and lyrical content that represents her own personal journey to recovery. After enduring various adversities whilst going through the writing process for the album, her ongoing struggle with M.E/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) motivated her more than ever to inject her experiences and emotions into her music, which has culminated in a stunningly unique album that is sure to cement her as an artist to watch.
Anglagard/Live: Made in Norway ....import DVD + Blu-Ray $42.99
The first ever professionally filmed concert from Angalagard features a set from February 21, 2015 performed at Musikkflekken, Sandvika, Norway, which marked the band's return to to the Norwegian stage after 23 years absence. Edited by Martin Gustafsson, with audio production and mixing by world renowned audio engineer Alar Suurna, and art design and production by long-time collaborator Joel Barrios, the two-hour performance is a superb document of Angalagard's unique take on progressive rock, and showcases the band's odd metered, soft/hard mellotron dominated brand of music. Region free / NTSC Blu-Ray and DVD with Stereo and 5.1 mixes.
Fovea Hex/The Salt Garden 2 ....import CD $16.99
The 2017 EP from Fovea Hex, The Salt Garden 2, released on Steven Wilson's Headphone Dust label. Steven has long been a fan of Fovea Hex, who also count David Lynch, Brian Eno and Underworld amongst their admirers. The Salt Garden 2 is the second in a series of 3 EPs released by Headphone Dust in conjunction with German label Die Stadt. The core FH ensemble of Clodagh Simonds, Michael Begg, Colin Potter, Laura Sheeran. Cora Venus Lunny and Kate Ellis, is joined by special guests Brian Eno and Justin Grounds. CD in card sleeve.
Centrozoon/Never Trust the Way You Are ....import CD $20.99
Centrozoon's album with No-Man singer Tim Bowness was released on Berlin-based Resonancer Records in 2004. Recorded in Germany, Finland, Canada and the US over a three year period and featuring drum and mixing contributions from Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), the album collected 15 pieces, which perfectly captured the unique and unfettered musical chemistry of the Reuter, Woestheinrich, Bowness trio. A genre-defying fusion of art pop, progressive, electronica and ballad influences, the album boasted a potent combination of mellow moods, difficult beats, powerful melodies and ambitious musical experiments. "Stark and spooky - a record of myriad charms." - Classic Rock
The Enid/Resurgency ....import CD $21.99
Resurgency - the 2017 Enid release - is a crossover album, a bridge between the old and the new. The Enid have been a mainstay on the progressive rock scene since 1974. Now that founding member Robert John Godfrey has decided to step back from the band, Jason Ducker, Dom Tofield and Zach Bullock have taken up his mantle. This new incarnation of the Enid have reimagined music from the band's Trilogy albums Journey's End, Invicta and Dust, adding their own millennial twist.
Miles Davis/Live at Fillmore East ....import double CD $27.99
At Fillmore East features Miles Davis with a stellar ensemble including the unique double keyboards pairing of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea (on organ and Fender Rhodes respectively). Steve Grossmann, Airto Moreira, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette also contribute to this thrilling Bitches Brew-era 'electric' line-up. Taken from four consectutive June 1970 shows, At Fillmore East is a vibrant snapshot of the beginnings of the jazz-fusion genre. A 2017 Music On CD double CD.
Radiophonic Workshop/Burials in Several Earths ....double CD $15.99
Burials in Several Earths is the 2017 release by the legendary Radiophonic Workshop. The soundtrack architects behind classic British TV music such as Doctor Who and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy have created an evocative suite of synth improvisations evoking the haunting qualities of the collective's classic work. Martyn Ware (a synth pioneer in his own right with The Human League and Heaven 17) and Steve "Dub" Jones (Grammy-award winning mix engineer for The Chemical Brothers, UNKLE and New Order) collaborate.
Cosmograf/The Hay-Man Dreams ....import CD $24.99
Cosmograf's sixth album harks back to the sound and feel of the classic 1970s progressive bands and fuses traditional influences with a raw energy and contemporary rock sound. The theme running throughout the album revolves around a tale of a farm laborer meeting an early death and leaving his loving wife and young family behind. His widow builds a scarecrow effigy (a 'Hay-Man') as a shrine to her loss. Robin Armstrong is joined on the album by Rachel Hall (Big Big Train), Matt Stevens (The Fierce and the Dead), Rachael Hawnt (The Beautiful Secret), Kyle Fenton (These Septic Stars) and former BBC voiceover artist David Allan.
Comedy of Errors/House of the Mind ....import CD $21.99
Comedy of Errors much anticipated fourth album House of the Mind is an exploration of the Jungian unconscious and non linear time. At once a departure and development from 2015's Spirit, House of the Mind combines soaring anthemic melodies, classical influences and hard driven progressive sequences to produce a sublime symphonic rock music.
Bjorn Riis/Forever Comes to an End ....CD $16.99
Bjorn Riis's second album Forever Comes to an End features seven songs taking inspiration from classic rock, prog and movie scores. Bjorn's unique guitar playing has a central role and the album acts as a tribute to all of Bjorn's musical influences: From the dark and dirty styles of Toni Iommi and Zakk Wylde to the soaring majesty of David Gilmour and Steven Rothery, and from the melodic and sombre voices of Steven Wilson and Tim Bowness to the cinematic landscapes of composers such as Thomas Newman and John Barry. Forever Comes to an End features guest appearances from Airbag's Henrik Fossum (drums) and Asle Tostrup (programming), Simen Valldal Johannessen from Oak (piano) and Norwegian singer, Sichelle Mcmeo Aksum (vocals).
Voyager/Ghost Mile ....import CD $18.99
Fusing prog virtuosity and unpredictability, metal-infused power, melodic pop hooks and contemporary sonic ambition, Ghost Mile is the sixth album from Australian band Voyager (who have performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia with the likes of Opeth, Devin Townsend, Leprous, Nightwish and Orphaned Land). 'It sets off a series of goosebumps with its otherworldly sound.' - Depth Magazine. 'Voyager don't live up to expectations at all. They go far beyond them.' - Prog Magazine.
Port Erin/Ocean Grey ....import CD $19.99
Port Erin's powerful fourth album draws inspiration from the likes of XTC, Miles Davis, Talking Heads and Tortoise. A sprawling and epic atmospheric statement of 'quiet rage' from a classic power trio line-up, Pete Judge (Get the Blessing) guests on trumpet. 'Ocean Grey sounds awesome. Tense, edgy atmospherics with lovely guitar textures. It's kinda Prog, but cool Prog, if you know what I mean.' - David Sinclair, The Times.
PFM/Emotional Tattoos ....import double CD $28.99
Emotional Tattoos is the 2017 studio albums by Italian Progressive giants, PFM. Marking a return to the band's trademark rock progressivo Italiano sound, Emotional Tattoos takes a compassionate look at the predicament of our planet and humanity, and speculates on the relationship between music and dreaming. Drummer and singer Franz Di Cioccio commented: "We are delighted to be a part of the InsideOutMusic family! We have created a powerful record that will bring the sound and creative energy of PFM to people all over the world." Special edition double CD in digipak (with English and Italian versions of the album).
Sons of Apollo/Psychotic Symphony ....import CD $20.99
Sons of Apollo/Psychotic Symphony [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD $27.99
Reuniting to form Sons of Apollo, ex Dream Theater mainstays Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian have joined forces with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). The super group's debut album, Psychotic Symphony incorporates the progressive style and technical prowess of Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Derek Sherinian says, "The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about Sons of Apollo is that we have true rock n' roll swagger along with the virtuosity - a lethal combination!" Special double cd in Mediabook edition featuring an instrumental version of the album on the second disc.
Kaipa/Children of the Sounds ....import CD $21.99
Kaipa's thirteenth studio album and the eighth since the legendary Swedish act's reincarnation in 2002. Further developing the band's unique mix of prog, rock, fusion and folk music, Children of the Sounds shows a band undimmed by the passing of time. Musically and lyrically vibrant, the five long tracks on Children of the Sounds burn with a creative fervour which is perhaps most vividly displayed on the title track, the 17 minute On the Edge of New Horizons.
VuuR/In this Moment We Are Free - Cities ....import CD $20.99
Anneke van Giersbergen returns with the 2017 debut of her new progressive metal band VuuR. "I'm searching for contradictions," Anneke says. "I want the heavy side of my music to be really heavy, and the soft acoustic stuff that I do to be almost silent and inward. I'm trying to find those outer limits. VuuR's music has the melancholy of The Gathering and certain elements from The Gentle Storm, but it's darker and with fewer folk elements."
Leprous/Malina ....CD $15.99
The visionary Norwegian rock progressives' 2017 studio album. More organic, dynamic and panoramic than its predecessors, Malina represents a band operating at the height of its considerable form.
Caligula's Horse/In Contact ....CD $15.99
The fourth studio release from Australian Prog band Caligula's Horse. Another leap forward for Caligula's Horse, In Contact is an immense conceptual work revolving around the nature of art and creativity, and a celebration of what connects us as human beings.
The Tangent/The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery ....import CD $22.99
A rare slice of pointedly political prog rock, 2017's The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery, is The Tangent's ninth studio album. Band leader Andy Tillison is joined by a superb line-up including Jonas Reingold on bass, Luke Machin on guitars and vocals, and Theo Travis on sax and flutes, plus new member Marie-Eve de Gaultier on keyboards and vocals. There are also guest appearances from author/playwright and Chumbawamba founder Boff Whalley on vocals, and upcoming DJ/producer Matt Farrow. Andy Tillison had this to say on the album, "Roger Waters did prove the ability of progressive music to act as a vehicle to communicate ideas about the current world scene. In both Pink Floyd's The Final Cut and his Amused to Death albums, Waters set a challenge to others in the genre. A challenge which has not been frequently accepted." The album sees The Tangent in political commentary mode, focussing on the plight of refugees from war torn parts of the world and the way in which they are treated in the West and by the UK's tabloid press. The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery is also an uncompromising progressive rock record full of intricacies, long pieces, challenging arrangements and virtuoso playing. New sounds and styles also enter the frame - the band have brought a DJ on board for some sections - as part of the band's desire to re-purpose the possibilities of progressive music.
Bent Knee/Land Animal ....CD $16.99
Bent Knee formed in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain's soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that's equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Violinist Chris Baum's kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last two albums, 2016's Say So (on Cuneiform) and 2014's Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date. During the fall of 2016, the band played for ecstatic audiences. With Land Animal, Bent Knee has elevated its storytelling ambitions to create narratives that reflect and refract the currents we're exposed to in the news every day. Like the band's previous work, Land Animal is full of fresh, sophisticated arrangements and beautiful vocal harmonies, but it's also its most direct statement to date.
Tuesday the Sky/Drift ....CD $15.99
Drift by Tuesday the Sky is the 2017 debut release from Jim Matheos' (Fates Warning/OSI) latest incarnation. Atmospheric and instrumental, the album emerged after Fates Warning's Theories of Flight album sessions and includes guests Lloyd Hanney (God Is an Astronaut), Kevin Moore (Dream Theater/OSI) and Anna-Lynne William.
Caligula's Horse/Moments from Ephemeral City ....import CD $20.99
2017 Inside Out label reissue of Caligula's Horse's 2011 debut. An eclectic and dynamic foray into Modern Progressive music.
Caligula's Horse/The Tide the Thief and River's End ....import CD $20.99
2017 Inside Out label reissue of Caligula's Horse's second studio album from 2013. A dark and powerful narrative concept album about isolation, exodus, and the human spirit overcoming insurmountable odds, The Tide received international acclaim in the Progressive music sphere on its release.
Next to None/Phases ....import CD $21.99
There's been a strong feeling a while now that Next to None are stretching progressive metal into fresh areas. And the band's second album. 'Phases,' will seal their reputation as individuals who are making a mark on the scene in their own right. Formed in 2012, and based in Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the foursome released their well received debut 'A Light in the Dark' during 2015 on InsideOut. But if this set a template for the band's style, then this has now been excitingly stretched. "We actually began to write songs for the new record as soon as we finished the first one," explains drummer Max (son of Mike) Portnoy. As previously, this involved the duo of Portnoy and vocalist/keyboard player Thomas Cuce collaborating in this part of the process. And, also to some extent mirroring 'A Light in the Dark,' there's a partial concept here.
Tangerine Dream/Quantum Gate ....import CD $16.99
Tangerine Dream have been a fundamental influence on electronic and progressive music since their formation in West Berlin, 1967. Inspiring genres, musicians and other art forms, from The Future Sound of London to Porcupine Tree, the widely popular TV show Stranger Things (for which their music also featured in) to seminal video game Grand Theft Auto V (for which they helped to write the soundtrack). The group have also received seven Grammy nominations, written over 100 studio albums and were lead by Edgar Froese, who developed an instantly recognizable synth-based instrumental music based on a meditative musical experience that came to prominence in the '70s and '80s. Quantum Gate promises an updated, contemporary development of their trademark sound: sequencer-driven electronica covering a wide range of moods and atmospheres from ambient soundscapes to energetic, upbeat moments. The album began as a concept and series of musical sketches by Froese before he passed away in 2015. Remaining band members Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane worked together to realize Edgar's visions and expectations of a conceptual album that attempts to translate quantum physics and philosophy into music. New member Ulrich Schnauss comments: "At the moment hardly any other area of science questions our concept of reality (linearity of time etc. ) as profoundly as research in Quantum physics - it's no surprise therefore that Edgar was drawn to these ideas since he had always aimed at reminding listeners of the existence of 'unopened doors.' "This version of Quantum Gate will be released as a CD presented in digipack packaging complete with a 12-page booklet.
Daniel Cavanagh/Monochrome ....import CD $17.99
Monochrome is the stunning debut album from Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema. Inspired by internal feelings of love and loss, Monochrome is a deeply reflective and personal offering. Cavanagh elaborates: "The album has a late night, candlelit feeling, evoking the light of dusk as the summer sun sinks below the horizon, setting the scene for thoughts and meditations that many people will relate to. A lot of this material could easily have made it on to the last Anathema album (or any future Anathema album) as that's how highly the band rate it. There are several highlights for me and The Exorcist and The Silent Flight of the Raven Winged Hours are among some of my best works of the last decade. Taking them from the band was not an easy decision but I am glad; they're so personal as to not need more input." Anneke Van Giersbergen guests and Anna Phoebe provides violin on three of the album tracks. Recorded at Grammy Award-winning Parr Street Studios, engineered by Andrea Wright, mastered by Anathema's Daniel Cardoso, and with artwork by illustrator Danny Branscombe, Monochrome is a special addition to the Kscope catalogue.
Godsticks/Faced with Rage ....import CD $17.99
Fresh off a European tour with The Pineapple Thief, Godsticks went into the studio to finish work on 2017's Faced with Rage. As hard-hitting as the band's self-released 2015 album Emergence, Faced with Rage burns with a fearless energy and introduces a more industrial sound into the Godsticks mix. Lyrically the album explores the theme of people dealing with emotional conflict in various scenarios. It features for the first time a four-piece line up, with drummer Tom Price bringing a more aggressive playing style to back up Darran Charles' highly developed vocal technique. The drums and vocals were recorded at the world renowned Monnow Valley Studio in Wales (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Rush and Manic Street Preachers).
White Moth Black Butterfly/Atone ....CD $15.99
Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT) and Keshav Dhar (founder of one of India's biggest rock bands Skyharbor) join forces in experimental pop project White Moth Black Butterfly. Daniel Tompkins began WMBB as a creative outlet outside of his writing for rock band TesseracT. Giving voice to his wider musical influences from Massive Attack, Enigma, Sigur Ros, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Tool, Dredg and Thrice, Tompkins teamed up with Keshav Dhar after the two had collaborated previously on early Skyharbor material. Atone is built on organic, textured and cinematic sounds and revolves around two opposing themes of loss and hope. Tompkins explains - "Whilst songs like 'Tempest' and 'Atone' focus on faith and forgiveness, others like 'Rising Sun' and 'An Ocean Away' linger on love and nostalgia; throwing the listener into a bygone world of having less and caring more. The front cover artwork captures the beauty of nature and the harsh realities of life: power and dominance. White Moth Black Butterfly represents that very same struggle." The album was recorded across the globe at studios in India, the UK, US and Taiwan, bringing in an international roster of performers. This included the band's other writers, Randy Slaugh (the producer and string arranger for Skyharbor who has worked with Devin Townsend and Periphery) and co-singer and lyricist Jordan Turner.
Lunatic Soul/Fractured ....import CD $14.99
Lunatic Soul's cinematic fifth studio release represents a journey of personal catharsis for Mariusz Duda (Riverside). Mariusz explains, "The main theme of Fractured is coming back to life after a personal tragedy. It's inspired by what happened in my life in 2016 and by everything that's happening around us and what's making us turn away from one another and divide into groups, for better and for worse. Musically it's the most original album I have ever made." As well as representing a conceptual development, Duda experimented more with electronics and rhythm on this release taking inspiration from the likes of Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Peter Gabriel and David Sylvian. The album features the Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra on two of the most personal tracks, plus saxophonist Marcin Odyniec who first worked with Duda in Riverside. The album was recorded in Poland at Serakos Studio and Custom 34 Studio, mixed by Magda & Robert Srzedniccy and Mariusz Duda. The artwork was created by the renowned cover artist Travis Smith, whose previous work includes the likes of Opeth and Riverside.
Pineapple Thief/Where We Stood ....CD + Blu-Ray $17.99
Pineapple Thief/Where We Stood ....CD + DVD $16.99
TPT captured on blistering form on the final performance of its Your Wilderness tour. Bringing to a close the unforgettable 14 date Your Wilderness tour (promoting the band's 2016 hit album), The Pineapple Thief - led by Bruce Soord, and reinforced by Gavin Harrison on drums and Darran Charles (Godsticks) on guitar - performed an awe-inspiring show at a sold-out Islington Assembly Hall on 11th February 2017. Where We Stood showcases a tight performance from both band regulars and guests on tracks from Your Wilderness - including In Exile, No Man's Land and The Final Thing On My Mind - and early classics such as Nothing At Best, Show A Little Love and Simple As That. This version of Where We Stood features the concert film on DVD with 5.1 surround sound and hi-res stereo audio, an audio CD of the live concert recordings, and DVD extras including behind-the-scenes footage from the night. The Blu-Ray version of Where We Stood includes the concert film with two 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound mixes (one natural, one discrete) and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the original Your Wilderness album in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; the previously exclusive and sold out 8 Years Later bonus material in both 24/96 DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; an acoustic 5-track bonus album in 24/96 hi-res stereo audio; a Where We Stood documentary film featuring behind the scenes footage from the concert; exclusive documentary footage of Bruce Soord during the songwriting process; a making-of video for the single "In Exile," Soord's acoustic studio performance of Tear You Up; the official videos for In Exile and No Man's Land.
Paul Draper/Spooky Action ....CD $15.99
Paul Draper was the frontman of Mansun - one of the most iconic bands of the late '90s. Over the course of three albums (a fourth issued posthumously), they achieved something unique - after fostering a fervent cult following, they managed to maintain critical and commercial success with a series of intensely radio friendly yet increasingly experimental records. Off the back of their biggest radio record, Mansun imploded in 2003 and Paul all but disappeared from view. Released on Kscope, Spooky Action is the result of a decade of thinking, tinkering, writing, recording and focusing. Lyrically, it's biting and brutally honest - an autobiography set to captivating, addictive melody across eleven songs that peak then peak again, then peak again. Taking its cue from 2016's two EP releases and recorded in collaboration with Catherine AD (the Anchoress) and long time Mansun collaborator PDub. The record's eleven tracks veer from warped voodoo psych (Don't Poke the Bear) to glistening synthetic soul (Things People Want); from warped, razor wire rock'n'roll (Grey House) to glorious widescreen analogue pop music (Jealousy Is a Powerful Emotion). Collectively, they represent Paul's strongest, most consistent set of songs to date - half a lifetime's work condensed into just over an hour of perfectly formed music.
Gavin Harrison & O5Ric/The Man Who Sold Himself ....CD $12.99
The third collaborative outing from Porcupine Tree's Gavin Harrison and Canadian multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter 05Ric. Originally released in 2012, the duo's follow-up to Drop (2007) and Circles (2012) receives a 2017 mid-price re-release.
Gavin Harrison/Cheating the Polygraph ....CD $12.99
2017 mid-price edition of Gavin Harrison's unique 2015 album of Porcupine Tree covers. Legendary Porcupine Tree, King Crimson and The Pineapple Thief drummer Gavin Harrison reimagines Porcupine Tree's catalogue in brilliant and surprising ways. Boasting performances from some of the World's best contemporary jazz players, Porcupine Tree classics such as "Heart Attack in a Layby" and "Hatesong" take on a new life in striking arrangements by Laurence Cottle (ex Bill Bruford's Earthworks & Alan Parsons Project) and co-produced with Gavin Harrison. A labour of love, recorded over a period of five years, Cheating the Polygraph features long-term collaborators such as Dave Stewart and Gary Sanctuary and provides an ideal means of appreciating both the flexibility and timelessness of Porcupine Tree's legacy, as well as the full scope of Gavin Harrison's incredible talent.
Anathema/The Optimist ....CD $14.99
Anathema/The Optimist [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $16.99
Anathema/The Optimist ....Blu-Ray $17.99
Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description. Formed in the mid '90s, they have risen to become one of the UK's most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. After premiering new music on a dedicated UK & NL tour in November 2016, culminating in a stage performance at London's Wembley Arena with Opeth, the band have been teasing the release of their first full-length since 2014's spellbinding 'Distant Satellites.' Winning multiple awards for their recent output, including Album of the Year, Live Event of the Year & Multimedia Package of the Year for 2010's 'We're Here Because We're Here,' 2012's 'Weather Systems' and 2013's 'Universal' respectively at the Prog awards, Anathema are bringing their darkest, most challenging and unexpected material to new album 'The Optimist.'
Ulver/Childhood's End ....CD $12.99
2017 mid-price edition of Ulver's 2012 studio release. Early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, Ulver have continually evolved throughout their career and now stand as living legends of the dark music industry, blending rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions along with noise and experimental music to create groundbreaking material. Released as the follow up to the critically acclaimed Wars of the Roses (2011), Childhood's End contained a bespoke collection of nuggets from the meta-world of 1960s psychedelia and included Ulver's unique versions of tracks from The 13th Floor Elevators, Electric Prunes, Jefferson Airplane, The Pretty Things and more.
Machine Mass/Plays Hendrix ....CD $17.99
MoonJune Records' heavy weight, Belgian-Italian guitarist extraordinaire Michel Delville is returning for the 9th time to the extended MoonJune family. Augmented by the addition of the otherworldly talents of young maestro keyboardist, Antoine Guenet (The Wrong Object; Sh.TG.N; Univers Zero), fellow sonic adventurers - and Machine Mass founders - guitarist Michel Delville (The Wrong Object; douBt; Alex Maguire Sextet) and drummer Tony Bianco (douBt; Elton Dean; Dave Liebman) combine forces to steam through a set which provides a refreshing retake of some of the most influential psychedelic rock classics from the '60s that changed the face of music! While the songs reference frameworks familiar to most classic rock aficionados, the comparisons end there: the trio follows flight plans which are uniquely their own, achieving moments stunningly fresh, instinctive, profound and moving. The addition of piano and keyboards to the tracks provides a welcome approach, imploring reharmonizations as well as complete revisions many hipsters, both young and old, will revel in! In typical Machine Mass fashion, the music thumbs its nose at convention and is unapologetically uninhibited in its delivery. The group pushes boundaries on all front, producing a record that is as fascinating from a tonal / textural perspective as it is from the 'harmonic rethink' and the mass of corporate liberties taken within the song structures, respectively. Machine Mass' "Plays Hendrix" is an engrossing, brilliantly conceived retake on some of rock's most adventurous classic moments; a quintessential album for fans of rock, psychedelic and progressive, alike.
Dusan Jevtovic/No Answer ....CD $17.99
The inspired pairing of guitarist Dusan Jevtovic and pianist Vasil Hadzimanov, mobilized by the convincing playing of Asaf Sirkis on drum kit, has resulted in a sound that cross-pollinates the most forward thinking aspects of progressive music with the excitement of post-jazz. Think ECM record label vibe filtered through Radiohead played at an intimate after-hours jazz venue and you'll catch the vibe. Choosing to work without a bass player opens new dynamic possibilities and allows the guitar and keyboard voicing to dance and weave in a textural ballet. Vasil's beautiful arpeggiated piano serves as delicate counterpoint to Dusan's raw textured playing. Asaf alternates between the delicacy of Jon Christensen and the driving power of vintage Billy Cobham. Mini Moog bass brings a powerful bottom end for Jevtovic' soaring acrobatics and reinforces Sirkis' driving grooves. As with the very best instrumental music, there is a lot of careful listening, creative comping, and building off the other players' energy, resulting in a music that is at once confident, inspired and original. Dusan Jevtovic' second international release (his third) on the New York progressive jazz label MoonJune might be his groundbreaking work which will intrigue fans of guitarists such as John Abercrombie, John Frusciante, Terje Rypdal, David Torn, Nels Cline, and Jimi Hendrix.
Talinka/Talinka ....CD $17.99
"Talinka - such an evocative name - wittily appropriate for this intimate set so sensitively arranged around Tali's straight from the heart, true and soulful voice. Since hearing Ms. Atzmon's discrete contributions to records by Gilad Atzmon and friends I've long wished she would make a record revealing her own deeply personal approach to music, and here, at last, is that record." - Robert Wyatt. Led by vocalist Tali Atzmon, the group Talinka creates a new distinctive sound that explores the diverse musical journeys of four British musicians, each already distinguished in their fields. Tali Atzmon was a renowned actress and singer in Israel; Jenny Bliss is a baroque virtuoso artist who plays viola da gamba, baroque violin, flute and sings on the album; Yaron Stavi is one of the leading double bass players in Europe and Gilad Atzmon is an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, performing here on bass clarinet, soprano saxophone and accordion. Talinka transcends boundaries creating a natural continuum between folk, jazz, tango and early music. The unusual choice of instruments and combination of personalities create an amalgam of past and present, East and West. The album features seven original compositions, including Tali Atzmon's soulful songs Losing Vision, When You're Gone and Every Now and Then. "I wrote the song Losing Vision in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, she says, "the bass clarinet together with the viola da gamba create a primordial auditory realm that evokes a deep sense of Sisyphean existential struggle yet a cry for a change." The album also features unique interpretations of the classic songs from The Great American Songbook Don't Explain and You Don't Know What Love Is.
Tohpati Ethnomission/Mata Hati ....CD $16.99
For those of you who haven't forgotten Tohpati's electrifying emergence as a freshman bandleader in 2010 - catapulting onto the global stage with the critically acclaimed initial offering of Tohpati Ethnomission, "Save The Planet" - "Mata Hati" will come as a most welcomed follow-up. Although six years is a lengthy gap between recordings, it is obvious that the players involved have been doing anything but resting. On the contrary, the proceedings are highlighted by a vibrant, cohesive group dynamic where powerful individual performances are subtlety interwoven into the exotic fabrics of its nine acute, ambitious and amazingly diverse musical tapestries. The power and authority of its improvisational content doesn't steal the show, but works as a perfect compliment to the ingenious underlying framework; this is truly a group effort, and a most potent delivery. Featuring all the six-string acrobatics one would expect from a guitarist of Tohpati's considerable scope and creative brilliance, equally on display here is his mastery of western harmony and his uncanny melodic sense as both a player and a composer. Tohpati Ethnomission rocks with authority; they slither through the grass, unnoticed; they provide enticing glimpses of a rich, mystical music culture, begging to be further revealed ... and they dance on air. Besides being one of Indonesia's most well known and celebrated guitarists, Tohpati is also one of its busiest session men. In a career which has seen him work as both a band leader and support player for many of his country's most celebrated pop, rock and jazz artists - in addition to seven albums with simakDialog (spanning more than 20 years), and three previous marquee projects for MoonJune - his chameleon-like ability to tailor his playing to suit a variety of diverse styles has always served him well. But on this particular outing, he reveals even further depths of both his dexterity and his creative genius. This potent, engaging set features masterful work by veteran Indo Hardjodikoro (bass guitar), Diki Suwarjiki (suling bamboo flute and tarompet (Indonesian clarinet)), and is propelled by the flowing rhythmic combination of Endang Ramdan (kendang percussion) and; Demas Narawangsa (drums). The opening tune, "Janger," also features the Czech Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michaela Ruzickova. This is music which transcends boundaries, genre and expectations, capturing some of Tohpati's finest, most profound musical statements to date - this is one you certainly won't want to miss!
Wingfield Reuter Stavi & Sirkis/The Stone House ....CD $16.99
Occasionally, records are released which are an instant game changer: albums so profoundly innovative and compelling in their conception, construction and delivery that they are immediately essential. "The Stone House" sessions is just such a release. And it was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs and completely improvised, with no music written down or rehearsed. The album features two of today's most original, ingenious and decidedly "risk taking" electric guitar proponents, easily among the instrument's most vital new voices - the UK's Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman; solo artist, and; one half of the long-running guitar duo, with acoustic maestro, Kevin Kastning), and Germany's Markus Reuter (Stick Men; The Crimson ProjeKct; Centrozoon). Each, in their own unique way, has been stretching the bounds of the tonal and texutral limitations of the instrument, and, in the process, has respectively developed their own individual techniques, stylistic approaches and idiosyncratic vocabularies. Accompanied by the sure-footed foundational tandem of the Israeli-born UK transplants, bassist Yaron Stavi (David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Richard Galliano) and drummer Asaf Sirkis (Tim Garland, Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier) - a familiar pair, who by all appearances are more than capable of making most anything groove infectious and in perfect cadence - the album incorporates many of the elements which have drawn listeners to progressive music for decades. Not only is the album often a canvas hosting a grand experiment in spontaneous group interaction, but it is also an exploration into the tonal and textural possibilities of all the instruments involved. The resulting picture which takes shape is one where the whole is much greater than the sum of its profound parts, and emotion, above all, emerges victorious. There is a pervasive sort of "thumb your nose at convention" corporate approach employed by the quartet through every turn, as the music alternately builds, floats suspensefully, resolves violently ... speaking fluently; interjecting, suddenly; setting flight on a whim, with complete abandon. Seldom has recorded music, of any genre, achieved the level of emotional candidness and intimacy with the moment that is captured here. The unit embraces free jazz, ambient, psychedelic, trance, rock, fusion, and more - producing a music so brilliant, fresh, honest and uniquely original that it truly defies categorization. With all participants in peak form - at their most unpretentious and uninhibited best - The Stone House ranks as one of the most adventurous, intuitive, high-stakes gambles the genre has ever witnessed. These kind of moments just aren't supposed to happen in the confines of a studio. This is one bet that pays huge dividends ... prepare to be blown away!
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Klaus Schulze, Rick Wakeman, Gary Husband, Jeff Beck, Soft Machine, Marillion, Bruce
Cockburn, Richard Thompson, Godley & Creme, John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension, Nik
Turner, Wishbone Ash, Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Spirit, Jon Lord & Tony
Ashton, Cozy Powell, Gary Wright, Phil Manzanera, Rare Bird, Mike Bloomfield, Captain
Beefheart & His Magic Band, Third Ear Band, Wolfgang Flur, Epitaph, Arthur Brown,
Atomic Rooster, The Residents & Renaldo and the Loaf, Rory Galllagher, Tony McPhee's
Groundhogs, Sun Ra, Moebius Story Leidecker, John Zorn, Leon Russell, UK, Focus, Roger
Waters, John Cale, Gary Moore, This Winter Machine, Klaus Schulze, RPWL, Nektar,
Discipline, Rod Argent, Neil Innes, Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann, Wolfgang
& Flo Dauner, Atomic Rooster, Kayak, Soft Machine, Steve Howe, Stewart Bell, The Prog
Collective, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, The Residents, Snakefinger, Neil
Ardley's New Jazz Orchestra, Rainbow, Epitaph, The Electric Family, Stackridge, Jane with
Peter Pankas, Trace Elements, DeJohnette Grenadier Medeski Scofield, Oregon, Iain
Matthews, Kazumi Watanabe, Claudio Simonetti, Dec Burke, Agnieszka Swita, This Misery
Garden, Corky Laing's Mountain, Paul Carrack, Fly Like an Eagle - All-Star Tribute to
Steve Miller Band
David Gilmour/Live At Pompeii ....double CD $21.99
David Gilmour/Live At Pompeii ....Blu-Ray $25.99
David Gilmour/Live At Pompeii ....double DVD $24.99
David Gilmour/Live At Pompeii [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + double Blu-Ray Box Set $67.99
Live At Pompeii is the project from David Gilmour, and follows his critically acclaimed studio album Rattle that Lock from September of 2015. Following the release of Rattle That Lock, David Gilmour set out to play a series of concerts in historic venues across the world. On July 7th and 8th, 2016, David Gilmour performed two spectacular shows at the legendary Pompeii Amphitheatre in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius 45 years after he first played there for Adrian Maben's classic film Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii. The concerts were the first-ever rock performances played to an audience in the ancient Roman amphitheater, which was built in 90 BC and entombed in ash when Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. David Gilmour is the only performer to play to an audience in the arena since the time of the gladiators, almost 2,000 years ago. Speaking about the Pompeii shows David Gilmour commented 'It's a magical place and coming back and seeing the stage and the arena was quite overwhelming. It's a place of ghosts...' Includes songs from throughout David's career including the title tracks of his two most recent #1 solo albums: Rattle that Lock and On an Island. Also included are other solo and Pink Floyd classics such as 'Wish You Were Here,' 'Comfortably Numb' and 'One of these Days,' the only song that was also performed by the band in 1971. Both concerts also saw extraordinary performances of 'The Great Gig in the Sky' from The Dark Side of the Moon, which David rarely plays as a solo artist. The Deluxe collector's edition is presented in a box with lift-off lid containing 4 discs in wallets: the concert on 2 x audio CDs; the concert on Blu-ray; bonus Blu-ray with 208 minutes of extra content including 11 songs filmed in concert in stereo and 5.1 surround (5 from South America, 5 from Wroclaw, Poland, with an orchestra, plus Comfortably Numb with Benedict Cumberbatch at Londons Royal Albert Hall), plus 5 documentaries totaling more than 2 hours.
Klaus Schulze/Eternal: 70th Birthday Edition ....import double CD $23.99
CD 1 contains a complete previously unreleased album, recorded by Klaus around year 2006/2007. On CD 2 we find with the 3 tracks Schrittmacher, Ion/Andromeda and Andromeda-The Grand Trance titles written by Klaus for keyboard manufacturers and shared in very small amounts (300 pcs.) on music fairs. The theme Andromeda was released in a different, tight reduced version (Constellation Andromeda 23:52)) as bonus track on the album Dreams. Here you find it in its whole magnificence and hypnotic creed in full length (Ion/Andromeda and Andromeda-The Grand Trance (57:17)). The liner notes were written by no one else but Ecki Stieg (Grenzwellen) and you can read it in the extensive booklet.
Klaus Schulze/En=trance [Remastered] ....CD $20.99
Re-Release of the Klaus Schulze Classic En=Trance. Emotional music, gems coming out of the sound computer, (Fachblatt/Deutschland, Mai 1988). Klaus Schulze about En=Trance: "En=Trance is a pure Schulze record, I made it all on my own. I have to say I only get other musicians when I notice that the song has something missing. For instance if I feel that the song must have a violin I call (Thomas) Kagermann, and if I need a guitar I would always ask Manuel Goettsching or Michael Lucker. With the songs on En=Trance I didn't have the feeling that something was missing. This edition was completely new remastered 2017 by Tom Dams!
Rick Wakeman/The Other Side of Rick Wakeman ....import DVD + CD $18.99
Deluxe two disc (NTSC/Region 0 DVD + CD) edition. Rick Wakeman, the prog god of the keyboards as you have never seen him before. As Clint Weiler writes: "Rick Wakeman in an up-close and uproarious stand-up performance filmed live in front of a studio audience. The grumpy rock legend, composer and raconteur exposes a host of hilarious anecdotes and unknown escapades experienced during his career, including the first rehearsals with Yes, his multi-marital life, amusing recording session memories, his exposure in a Japanese toilet, and more. Wakeman also explains his version of the X-factor and brings to life the lost chord in the Yes classic And You and I. This show also features classic material from The Strawbs, Yes and his hit solo albums performed on the Grand Piano." A bravura performance. What's not to like?
Gary Husband/A Meeting of Spirits ....CD $18.99
Gary Husband has been at the forefront of the international jazz scene for many years. He is that rare breed of musician who is equally fluent in expression, and internationally lauded on both drums and keyboard. Even more singular is his ability to bring together the fruits of a career that have included classical training, improvisational versatility and long experience on the pop, rock, funk and blues circuits into a distinctive and influential musical personality. Husband's latest album (his first for Edition), A Meeting of Spirits, is an innovative reinterpretation of the music of legendary guitarist, bandleader and composer John McLaughlin that demonstrates the totality of Husband's multifaceted talent.
Jeff Beck/Live at the Hollywood Bowl ....double CD +
Jeff Beck/Live at the Hollywood Bowl ....double CD + DVD $27.99
In the summer of 2016, Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with a special concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. The setlist reached back to his first recordings with The Yardbirds in 1966 and came right up to date with tracks from his most recent album Loud Hailer. As the evening progressed he was joined by many of the great musicians he has collaborated with over the years including Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Hall, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler. The show climaxed with the guests all joining forces for an exhilarating encore performance of Purple Rain in tribute to Prince, who had passed away a couple of months before the concert.
Soft Machine/7 ....import CD $17.99
Seven is the seventh studio album by the Canterbury associated band Soft Machine, released in 1973. The album is the last Softs release with a numbered title and also the last released by Columbia. Mike Ratledge composed a trio of connected tracks for Seven, a mini-suite beginning with the modal 9/8 "Day's Eye," including a solo feature for him to cut loose with his patented fuzz organ tone, bridging through the brief burst of "Bone Fire" to the truly heavy "Tarabos," its bass/keyboard vamp pulling upward and resolving at skewed points along an 18-beat sequence while Jenkins solos wildly with a signal splitter on his horn.
Marillion/Marbles ....double CD $14.99
This edition of Marbles will be released as a mid-price double CD presented in a digipack packaging complete with an 12-page booklet. Marillion are currently enjoying the successes of their 2016 album and are continuing to tour worldwide in 2017.
Bruce Cockburn/Bone on Bone ....CD $15.99
Bone On Bone, Cockburn's 33rd album, arrives with 11 new songs and there's a prevalent urgency and anxious tone to much of the album, which Cockburn attributes to living in America during the Trump era. But, more than anything, Bone on Bone amounts to the deepest expression of Cockburn's spiritual concerns to date. The 12-time Juno winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame's "Forty Years in the Wilderness" ranks alongside "Pacing the Cage" or "All the Diamonds" as one of Cockburn's most starkly beautiful folk songs. "There have been so many times in my life when an invitation has come from somewhere...the cosmos...the divine...to step out of the familiar into something new. I've found it's best to listen for, and follow these promptings. Produced by Colin Linden, Cockburn's longtime collaborator, the album is built around the musicianship of Cockburn on guitar and the core accompaniment of bassist John Dymond and drummer Gary Craig. Also very much part of the sound is the accordion playing of Cockburn's nephew John Aaron Cockburn and the solos of noted fluegelhorn player Ron Miles (check out his stunning work on the cascading "Mon Chemin," for example).
Richard Thompson/Acoustic Rarities ....CD $13.99
Richard Thompson follows Acoustic Classics II with an album of rarities, to be released in October - just ahead of his next UK tour. The record focuses on some of the most obscure material in his catalogue and includes tracks that have never previously been released, along with some that have only been heard as cover versions in the past.
Godley & Creme/Body of Work ....import 5 CD Box Set $42.99
2017 five CD set. Godley & Creme were an English rock duo composed of Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. The pair began releasing albums as a duo after splitting from the pop band 10cc. In 1979 they directed their first music video for their own single "An Englishman in New York." After this, they became involved in directing videos for such artists as The Police, Yes, Duran Duran, and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, as well as directing the ground-breaking video for their own "Cry" in 1985. The duo split at the end of the 1980s and have both been involved in music videos, TV commercials, and sporadic music projects since. This set brings together all the albums they recorded for Polydor as well as a selection of B-Sides and extended mixes, all mastered by Andy Pearce and approved by Kevin and Lol. The booklet and box set has been designed by Kevin Godley and features new interviews with both members of the band by Mojo's Daryl Easlea.
John McLaughlin & 4th Dimension/Live at Ronnie Scott's ....CD $16.99
'Live at Ronnie Scott's' offers the listener a wonderful souvenir of a sold-out, two-night stand at the beloved venue by boundary-shattering guitarist John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, recorded in March of 2017. In the 4th Dimension - Ranjit Barot (drums, konokol), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M'Bappe (bass) - McLaughlin has gathered a band with the technical dexterity and soulful musicality to do ample justice to his vast catalogue. They can follow him anywhere, and together on 'Live @ Ronnie Scott's' McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension explore everything from early Mahavishnu Orchestra classics to compositions from their most recent studio LP, 'Black Light.' Most striking about Live @ Ronnie Scott's is the restraint and fluidity on display: So connected are the band's four members that the interplay approaches telepathic levels, making for powerfully evocative performances without any wasted gestures. Longtime fans will be thrilled to hear favourites like "Vital Transformation" (from Mahavishnu's 1971 Inner Mounting Flame album) and "Miles Beyond" (from 1973's Birds of Fire) re-examined through the lens of the 4th Dimension's unparalleled sensitivity and facility. Hearing such standards alongside recent compositions like "El Hombre Que Sabia" and the moving "Gaza City" serves to demonstrate the breadth and scope of McLaughlin's vision, honed over a career now spanning fifty years.
Nik Turner/Life in Space ....CD $12.99
The Return of the Thunder Rider! Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner teleports back to Earth for a brand new album featuring guest appearances by Hawkwind alumni! Includes the emotional single "End of the World" with former Hawkwind/Pink Fairies member Paul Rudolph, the spacey "Why Are You?" and other tracks that feature powerhouse violinst Simon House (Hawkwind / David Bowie)!
Wishbone Ash/Live Dates + 1 ....import double CD $21.99
'Live Dates' is the legendary first live album from Wishbone Ash containing songs from their first four studio albums. The album kicks off with three tracks from their album 'Argus' and ends with an epic over 17 minutes version of 'Phoenix.' In the early seventies Wishbone Ash were one of the leading bands in prog-rock, not only with their studio albums but certainly also through their live reputation for being even better on stage than in the studio. They were famous for their dual lead guitars played by Ted Turner and Andy Powell on his famous Gibson Flying V guitar. 'Live Dates,' recorded in the summer of 1973, is remastered and wraps up the best of their classical line-up.
Stephen Stills & Judy Collins/Everybody Knows ....CD $16.99
Together at last! Two folk legends of Laurel Canyon's countercultural music scene join forces on this gorgeous album of all new recordings! Features captivating versions of classic tunes by fellow folk icons Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen plus a few of their own compositions!
Spirit/Time Circle ....import double CD $15.99
Spirit was an American rock band founded in 1967 and based in Los Angeles, California. They are best known for their albums Spirit, The Family that Plays Together, Clear, and Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. Time Circle (1968-1972), released in 1991, was a compilation that draws heavily from these four albums. The album also includes some outtakes and versions of songs from then unreleased soundtrack work. At the time that this album was released, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus was the only studio album by the original band still available. Several of the outtakes were later included on the 1996 reissues of the first four albums. The remixes of the tracks on The Family that Plays Together (necessitated because the master mix was lost shortly after the album's release) are different from the 1996 re-release.
Jon Lord & Tony Ashton/First of the Big Bands Live ....CD $17.99
Tony Ashton was one of the great, underrated, British rock musicians. Starting out as organist and vocalist with the Liverpool band 'The Remo Four,' he appeared on George Harrison's first solo album and went on to a long standing on/off collaboration with Deep Purple's keyboard player, Jon Lord. In the meantime, he formed a trio with Remo drummer Roy Dyke and bass player Kim Gardener, who had been in The Birds with Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood. The eponymous trio had a hit single with 'Resurrection Shuffle' and quietly broke up after their third album. In the summer of 1974, Ashton and Lord recorded a beautifully eccentric record called 'First of the Big Bands.' It was a brave career move for them both, mainly because Jon Lord wanted to move away from his signature sound with Deep Purple (neo-classicism played on a Hammond organ with lashings of bravado and flash). He wanted to concentrate more on a sound featuring piano and a brass section, and between them, the two maverick musicians produced a bravely peculiar, but oddly enthralling album. As you can probably guess, from the title of this record, it is a welcome document of what happened when Tony and Jon 'First of the Big Bands' live.
Cozy Powell/Polydor Years ....import triple CD Set $27.99
For the first time the complete Polydor collection of the renowned drummer Cozy Powell featuring re-mastered versions of Over the Top, Tilt and Octopuss. "Cozy" Powell was an English rock drummer, who made his name with many major rock bands and artists like The Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake. Powell has appeared on at least 66 albums, with contributions on many other recordings. Many rock drummers have cited him as a major influence. Powell made his name to a wider audience with hit singles on the RAK label such as Dance with the Devil. These solo albums feature a host of guests from Gary Moore, Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck to Jon Lord and are presented in their original form with Over the Top featuring a number of unreleased tracks for the first time. The box comes with an enhanced booklet featuring sleeve notes by Classic Rocks Malcolm Dome.
Gary Wright/Dream Weaver [Deluxe Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import doubleCD $17.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition including two bonus tracks. Includes booklet with 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with previously unseen photos and new interview. It's highly unlikely that you'd have wagered that a former member of early '70s hard rock band Spooky Tooth would resurface later that decade with a major selling solo album and an all persuasive, soft rock, hit single 'Dream Weaver.' It was a remarkable achievement and one that elevated Gary Wright to a new audience, allowing him the space to develop a solo career that continues to this day. Born in the USA, Wright moved to the UK and joined Spooky Tooth at the suggestion of Island records Chief Chris Blackwell. It was a match made in heaven but, as these things often pan out, the band's commercial appeal waned, leaving Wright with little choice but to return to the USA and contemplate a solo career. Securing a recording deal with Warner Brothers records, he set about taping a series of demos with just keyboards and a synthesizer. This combination of instruments produced a fascinating sound and one that he continued to pursue on the finished record. The Dream Weaver album was issued in 1975 and spawned the enormously successful us #2 hit single of the same name. It was an instant classic and a song that continues to be heard around the world to this day on radio, TV and in movies. Remarkably, the album also contained a successful follow up hit single, 'Love Is Alive,' a similarly structured track built on synths and a funky backbeat. Dig deeper and you'll find the surprising presence of guitarist Ronnie Montrose flexing his considerable muscle on 'Power of Love.'
Gary Wright/Light of Smiles [Deluxe Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $17.99
Digitally remastered and expanded edition including two bonus tracks. Includes booklet with 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with previously unseen photos and new interview. Gary Wright's place in musical history was undoubtedly secured by the huge international hit single 'Dream Weaver,' a recording that still has an afterlife to this day, selling close to a million copies. Refocusing his attention, he quickly set about recording the follow up album, once again recorded in Los Angeles, and building on the minimalist, layered keyboard style that he had become known for. It also featured a few of his highly regarded touring musicians such as drummer Jim Keltner, keyboardist David Foster and future Toto bassist Steve Porcaro. Partly spiritual in nature the tracks appear to conjoin both lyrically and musically. There is a decidedly progressive rock feel to the presentation, partly driven by precision musicianship and expansive arrangements. Tracks such as 'Watersign,' 'Time Machine' and 'Phantom Writer' are impressive slices of prog with a defined AOR edge, bringing to mind Supertramp, Procol Harum and the Alan Parsons Project.
Phil Manzanera/Corroncho 2 ....CD $16.99
Phil Manzanera's early musical accomplishments were Cuban folksongs learnt against the upheaval of the Cuban Revolution. The scenes witnessed at this time made a deep impression on the young Manzanera, impressions which have surfaced in much of his music. Phil, Roxy Music guitarist and record producer and Lucho Brieva, artist and sculptor, release Corroncho 2, the follow-up album to 2010's critically acclaimed Corroncho, on 31 January 2017, Manzanera's 66th birthday. The Spanish speaking concept album tells the story of two hapless compadres from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, "Corronchos," who go on a road trip to the' promised land, specifically Queens, in New York. Mistakenly turning right instead of left from Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, the 13 tracks document their incident-strewn adventures, as they navigate through the countries and cultures of South America, shining a light in their irreverent and humorous way, on the many issues of the Latino man, Love, Death, Politics and Dancing. The album's release coincides with Manzanera's appearance at the Hay Festival in Cartagena.
Rare Bird/Somebody's Watching ....import CD $17.99
Rare Bird were an English progressive rock band, formed in 1969 and released five studio albums. "Somebody's Watching" was the bands fourth album released in 1973. It includes their classic interpretation of Ennio Morricone's theme to "A Fistful of Dollars."
Mike Bloomfield/Live at Mccabe's Guitar Workshop January 1 1977 ....CD $15.99
Mike Bloomfield was one of the great and unique artists of our era. Considered by millions to be America's answer to Eric Clapton, his effect on both musicians and public alike has been no less. A master guitarist, arranger and writer, Bloomfield has the honor of being responsible for turning many millions of white American teenagers and young adults to authentic black blues music over the years. Bloomfield was born in Chicago and by the time he was a teenager he was playing guitar in local rock bands. He soon became enamored with the power and originality of such bluesmen as John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Lightnin' Hopkins and became highly proficient as a blues guitarist and also became one of the most in-demand session musicians in the country. In the mid-1960's Mike Joined the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, one of the most successful blues groups of the sixties. Much of the group's success was due to Bloomfield's superb guitar work, and led to his break with Paul to form his own group, The Electric Flag. The group was quickly signed by Columbia Records and achieved instant super group success. Both critics and public alike found their fresh approach to both blues and rock material electrifying, and their influence on most other musicians cannot be overstated. In spite of great critical and financial success, the group broke up because of ego problems, After the demise of the Flag, Bloomfield teamed up with Al Kooper and Steve Stills for the incredibly successful Super Session, still a staple of most record libraries. Until his death, Bloomfield continued to record both on his own and with other major artists He never lost his love of blues, and continued to be one of America's most popular blues and rock artists, and one of it's most influential, until his untimely death. This album stands as a tribute to one of our great musicians, as Mike performs a selection of original and classic rock and blues material. - Robert Scheri
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band/Just Got Back from the City ....CD $17.99
The word 'genius' is very much over-used by music journalists, and there are a very few people within the rock music genre who are actually deserving of the term. Don Van Vliet, better known by the soubriquet of Captain Beefheart, is one of those few. Eccentric to the edge of insanity, and legendarily brutal to his musicians, he released a string of records from the mid-60s until he retired from the music business in 1982, disappearing with his wife into the desert to be a painter. This is a collection of previously unreleased recordings from 1965-67, which includes demos for such perennial favorites as 'Yellow Brick Road.' Truly, they don't make music like this anymore, and I seriously doubt that they ever will.
Third Ear Band/Spirits ....CD $17.99
The Third Ear Band were one of the most interesting improvisational groups to come out of London in the late '60s. Unlike so many of their peers, they used traditional acoustic instruments rather than electric and electronic ones. Dave Tomlin was interested in free form jazz, and initiated sessions of this music at the London Free School, and later at the UFO club. He was soon joined by drummer and percussionist Glen Sweeney, and the result became known as 'The Giant Sun Trolley.' Later they combined with members of another free improvisational group to become the Third Ear Band, whose first music was recorded with legendary composer and arranger Ron Geesin. Italian writer Luca Ferrari, who is an expert on the Third Ear Band and allied artists, described this record thus: 'Recorded at Tuxedo Club, Piacenza (Italy), on January 14th, 1989, TEB's Spirits is a great live gig in a strange day-off tour date with a rare performance of Dave Tomlin's "Lark Rise" played by a wonderful line-up: Glen Sweeney (hand drums), Mick Carter (electric guitar and effects), Lyn Dobson (flute, sax) and Ursula Smith (violin).
Third Ear Band/Brain Waves ....CD $17.99
The Third Ear Band fused traditional and early music with a psychedelic sensibility, and - amongst other things - they produced the soundtrack to Roman Polanski's notoriously nasty version of Shakespeare's MacBeth. They appeared at the Rolling Stones' free concert in Hyde Park in July 1969 and the Isle of Wight festival a month later: two impressively high profile gigs for such a determinedly esoteric band. It is impossible to think of something like that happening these days, mores the pity. The band split up in the early 1970s, but reformed (to everyone's surprise) in the late 80s when, one would have thought, the culture of rampant consumerism under Margaret Thatcher was even less conducive to their weird experimentation than had been the early 1970s. This record was released in 1993 and highlights include "Dance with Dolphins," the very English folk-sounding ten-minute "Water into Wine" and the tribal "Psychedelic Trance Dance." Line-up: (seems that a few of these members play OTHER instruments on other TEB discs) Mick Carter - guitar, Glen Sweeney - percussion, Neil Black - violin and Lyn Dobson - synthesizer, flute & vocal.
Wolfgang Flur/Eloquence ....CD $11.99
2017 release, a must-have collection of recent recordings by the groundbreaking percussionist from electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Includes the highly autobiographical "I Was a Robot," which hit #6 on the German club charts, as well as a quasi-sequel to the Kraftwerk classic "The Model" called "Cover Girl" and many more superb house, industrial, and techno tracks! Features guest production by Nitzer Ebb's Bon Harris alongside guest appearances by Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers, Pizzicato Five's Nomiya Maki, and Ramon Amezcua of Mexican band Nortec Collective! Also includes a U.S.-only bonus remix of "Beat Perfecto"!
Epitaph/Live at Rockpalast ....import double CD + double DVD $22.99
Epitaph are one of the most successful Krautrock bands that are still existing today. On this double CD + double DVD you will find the classic first two concerts from 1977 and 1979. Enjoy time travelling through the history of Epitaph and what is considered by many to be the best English language rock ever made in Germany. And they're still at it today!
Arthur Brown/Crazy World of Arthur Brown (Live) ....import CD $17.99
Arthur Brown is an English rock singer best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances, powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and his number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, "Fire," in 1968. Brown has been lead singer of various groups, most notably The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come, followed by a varied solo career as well as associations with Hawkwind, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Klaus Schulze, and Frank Zappa. Though Brown has had limited commercial success, he has been a significant influence on a wide range of musicians and artists and due to his operatic vocal style, wild stage persona and concepts, he is considered a pioneer of shock rock and progressive rock and influential on heavy metal music. Now, with his most famous music played live to a rabidly appreciative audience, you, too can see what the fuss is all about.
Atomic Rooster/The Devil Hits Back ....import CD $17.99
The Devil Hits Back is a compilation album by Atomic Rooster. Shortly after the death in 1989 of Atomic Rooster founder member Vincent Crane, it was compiled as a tribute by his widow, Jean, and former bandmate John Du Cann. As well as containing a dozen latter-era Atomic Rooster tracks, all it's reissues are rounded out by Atomic Rooster's three Beat-Club appearances, dating from 1971 and 1972. The Beat-Club tracks were later included, with video, on the Masters from the Vaults DVD.
The Residents & Renaldo and the Loaf/Title in Limbo [Special Edition] ....double CD $23.99
OK, we know you all waited for this a very long time, but now the wait is over. We are happy to be able to present you a special 2 disc edition of Title in Limbo including the legendary 4 Daze! Many of you have heard about this legendary recording for a long time now, over 35 years after its recording it is made available to the public for the first time. Title in Limbo is an album that was recorded with The Residents in San Francisco in 1981.The bands played a very experimental jam session together and went back to these recordings 2 years later, in 1983. Title in Limbo finally came out in November of that year on vinyl. 1998 saw the first complete CD release as a numbered limited edition on Ralph America, copies of which are scarce and now collectors' items. But that CD differed from the vinyl in that some tracks had short fade ups applied to them which did not truly reflect the original release. So we are excited for the first time on CD to now offer this album re-mastered with all tracks fully restored to their originally recorded states. The second disc is the legendary 4 Daze recording. Also included is a booklet with rare photographs and of course the lyrics for all the songs.
Rory Galllagher/Drinkin' Down the Bourbon ....CD $14.99
Legendary Radio Performance in 1984. Rory Gallagher, live in concert. Track Listing: Double Vision, Follow Me, I Wonder Who, My Baby She Left Me, Mississippi Sheiks, Drinkin Down The Bourbon, Off The Handle, Walkin Blues.
Tony McPhee's Groundhogs/Who Said Cherry Red ....import CD $17.99
Tony McPhee and the Groundhogs showcase live versions of some of their obscure songs originally released on the Indigo label and a must have for all Groundhogs fans. For all the live albums and compilations around this has to be one of the best for something different. Includes live material from his solo album Two Sides Of and rarites that have never been caught anywhere else.
Sun Ra/Pictures of Infinity ....CD $16.99
Pictures of Infinity is a live album, originally release in 1968 by the American jazz musician Sun Ra and his Arkestra; one of the recordings authorized and issued during his lifetime. As Lindsay Planer points out, although no precise date is given, these five cuts are thought to have been documented circa 1967-1968 by Sun Ra (piano) and his Arkestra in New York City, where the band was in residence at the time. Planer goes on to say: "There is a mixture of older works as well as newer selections. That said, even the established compositions - most notably the full-throttled reading of "Saturn" that commences the collection are given fresh sonic visages. Tenor saxophonist John Gilmore is particularly potent with his flawless fluidity running melodic yet hard bopping lines over top of the solid rhythm section. He gives a hearty personality to his interjections as they dart in and out of the spiralling mile-a-minute arrangement. Bassist Ronnie Boykins is commanding, especially as his solo emerges out of drummer Nimrod Hunt's rapid-fire timekeeping. "Song of the Sparer" is an exquisite and rarely documented tune that begins with some intricate phrases from Ra before evolving into a languid and practically dirgelike improvisational piece. "Spontaneous Simplicity" is highlighted by some warm and inviting interplay between a flutist - presumably either Danny Davis or Pat Patrick - and Ra, whose strident piano accompaniment is remarkably suited to the earthy nature of the woodwind's ethereal, alternately liberating and plaintive sound. Immediately contrasting the more rural expressions is the aggressive extended free jazz attack heard on "Somewhere There." The bombastic percussion and practically sadistic sax-and-drum onslaught thrash about in an almost definitive example of the sheer power possessed by the Arkestra. The "Outer Spaceways Incorporated" chant concluding this long-player is similar to other versions and remains an affirmative statement juxtaposing an inescapably dissonant introduction with the playful nature of the singalong quality of the verses."
Sun Ra/Continuation ....double CD $21.99
2013 release. An expanded reissue of Sun Ra's Continuation, originally released in 1970. A special two CD reissue of the hyper-rare El Saturn Records album, recorded in 1963, early in the Arkestra's New York period, paired with a full disc of extra material. Loaded with John Gilmore, one of the greatest and rarest slabs of Sun Ra vinyl, on CD for the first time. Recorded on March 10, 1963 at the Choreographer's Workshop in New York City. Remastered from the original tapes.
Moebius Story Leidecker/Familiar ....CD $18.99
Tim Story on Familiar: "When Jon Leidecker phoned in early 2012 with a proposition, it seemed a little too good to be true. Jon, part of a loose-knit west coast collective of sound artists whose work I much admired, wondered if Dieter Moebius and I might be interested in meeting him in a spectacular Montana mountain studio for a week of recording, no strings attached. Moebius, always up for an adventure, didn't need much convincing either. Converging on tiny Whitefish in September of that year, our little group of five (Moebius's wife Irene, and my wife Maggie couldn't resist either) spent a few marvelous days exploring nearby Glacier National Park before settling down in a motor lodge at the edge of town. The real revelation, we soon realized, was Brett Allen's Snowghost recording studio, perched chalet-style above Whitefish Lake. I'll leave it to others to comment on the music that resulted, but the experience - old school togetherness and live musical interaction in an era of internet collaboration - was remarkable. The days blended together, and at the end we left, reluctantly, with a hard drive full of what would become Snowghost Pieces and Familiar.... Moebius's passing in 2015 adds a layer of deep bittersweet to memories of the Snowghost sessions, but the opportunity was unforgettable. The sessions were born of improvisations, the music only being discovered in the moment it was sounded. Specific allusions to the natural beauty that surrounded us might seem hard to spot in Familiar - it contains some of the more restless and abstract music that was recorded that week. But the album's final track 'Vexed' echoes a bit of that strangely epic wilderness, and also perhaps the most perfect balance of the individual musical sensibilities of Jon, Moebius and I. One day sightseeing in the Rockies, along a particularly scenic stretch of road, we pulled over to gawk. While most of us were looking upward at some of the most spectacular vistas on earth, Moebius spotted a pink plastic construction marker half-buried in the gravel. A tawdry, dusty man-made 'flower' in the midst of paradise. Subversive, unexpected, unexplained, and yes, somehow familiar. The photo he snapped became this album's cover, an image discovered by the same curious spirit that led all three of us to the music."
John Zorn/Interpretation of Dreams ....CD $16.99
This powerful collection of new work inspired by the surrealism of Luis Bunuel and the psychotropic dream world of William Burroughs comprises three remarkable compositions - two stream-of-consciousness tours de force for vibraphone and rhythm section and the sensual piano quintet Obscure Objects of Desire, one of Zorns most evocative new works. Performing is the powerful young vibraphonist Sae Hashimoto, along with JACK quartet, Steve Gosling, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and Tyshawn Sorey from Zorns devoted inner circle. A colorful and varied program of breathtakingly transcendent compositions conjuring dreams and obsessions both real and imaginary!
Leon Russell/On a Distant Shore ....CD $16.99
Leon Russell, legendary musician, writer and bandleader, an inductee of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, is releasing his posthumous release "On a Distant Shore." This collection of songs completed by Leon in the summer of 2017.
UK/Ultimate Collectors' Edition ....14 CD + 4 Blu-Ray + Book Box Set $169.99
This is the second limited pressing of the UK Ultimate
Collectors' Edition Box Set!!! If you missed out the first time around here is your
chance! However, I've no idea how many were pressed or how long this will be
available, so act immediately!
Limited 18 disc (14 CDs + 4 Blu-ray audio).box set from the prog rock legends. Thirty eight years after their debut, bandleader and producer Jobson has compiled a 16-disc Ultimate Collectors' Edition Box Set featuring high-resolution Abbey Road remasters of their original studio recordings and several previously unreleased live recordings of the early group. Includes: U.K. (album) remastered at Abbey Road from original analog masters on CD and lossless 24/96 high resolution audio Blu-Ray; Danger Money remastered at Abbey Road from original analog masters on CD and lossless 24/96 high resolution audio Blu-ray; Night After Night complete 1979 concert remastered at Abbey Road from original analog masters (with 50 minutes of newly mixed material available only in this set) on two CDs and lossless 24/96 high resolution audio Blu-Ray; Reunion, the Jobson-Wetton 2011 reunion concert remastered from digital master on two CDs and lossless 24/96 high resolution audio Blu-Ray; and four CDs of "enhanced bootleg" live recordings from both the original band and the trio, including concerts in Boston, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, and their final 1979 performance in Nijmegen, Netherlands. The packaging and extensive notes include a 64-page book UK - 1977-2015. Referred to as "the great white hope of progressive rock" by Rolling Stone, UK were one of the most influential and acclaimed super groups of the 1970s.
Focus/Hocus Pocus Box ....13 CD Box Set $56.99
A comprehensive 13CD box set collecting the work of one of the most artistically and commercially successful progressive rock artists. Uniquely fusing jazz, classical and rock styles, Focus primarily revolved around the extraordinary talents of guitarist Jan Akkerman and flautist, keyboard player and occasional yodeller Thijs van Leer. The Hocus Pocus Box includes all the band's studio albums (1970 to 2012), plus the classic live album Live at the Rainbow (1973) and a greatest hits set from 2001. Presented in card sleeves (featuring the original artwork) in a 141 x 124 x 35 mm box with a booklet. Albums include - In & Out of Focus (1970), Focus II Moving Waves (1971), Focus III (1973), Live at the Rainbow (1973), Hamburger Concerto (1974), Mother Focus (1975), Ship of Memories (1976), Focus Con Proby (1978), Jan Akkerman & Thijs Van Leer - Focus (1985), Focus 8 (2002), Focus 9 New Skin (2006), Focus X (2012), and Hocus Pocus - The Best of Focus (2001). Opposites attract, or so they say. And Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer certainly are opposites. Both incredibly gifted, the two musicians inspire each other when they meet in Focus. Here you find Akkerman and Van Leer's exciting legacy of superb continental European progressive rock. And jazz. And classical music. Plus the non-Akkerman Focus releases, with a rejuvenated band helmed by Thijs van Leer, innovative as ever, creating new sounds like no other band can. A box of groundbreaking music to say the least.
Roger Waters/Is This the Life We Really Want? ....CD $13.99
2017 release from the rock icon. Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This the Life We Really Want ?, his first rock album in 25 years. The album is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2), and includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances. Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused to Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. This long-awaited follow-up, Is This the Life We Really Want ?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, and a natural successor to such classic Pink Floyd albums as Animals and The Wall. The musicians on Is This the Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Mannning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.
John Cale/Live at Rockpalast ....double CD + double DVD $22.99
Even today, John Cale is renowned for having been a member of The Velvet Underground alongside Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Sterling Morrison. Though less known to many fans are his early collaborations with avant-garde musicians like John Cage and La Monte Young. His solo works have always been a mixture of classically influenced avant-garde, orchestral works and dynamic, experimental rock. He has worked as a musician, producer (Nico, Patti Smith, Happy Mondays, to name a few) and arranger. His collaborations with artists such as Brian Eno, Kevin Ayers or Little Feat are legendary. When he was invited for the Rockpalast-Festival on October, 14th 1984, he had just released the desolate masterpiece Music for a New Society (1982), Caribbean Sunset (1983) and John Cale Comes Alive (1984). Compared to the official live album, John Cale's performance at the Rockpalast was far more intense, desperate and wild. He performed the songs with a very hard edge, sometimes even deconstructed them (Heartbreak Hotel), receiving a mixed reaction from the audience, that just has survived performances of Level 24, Huey Lewis & The News and Chalice. When John Cale appeared onstage it nearly was 3 o'clock in the morning, the atmosphere in the hall was as tense and menacing as the concert that followed. Up to this day, this performance remains one of the most spectacular concerts in the history of the Rockpalast-Series. In sharp contrast to this performance you will find a second concert at Zeche Bochum from 1983. Here you will find the more introverted John Cale: a man and his piano performing his all-time-classics, including an extremely expressive version of Fear Is a Man's Best Friend. Altogether, this set perfectly represents the many facettes of the John Cale of the early 80s - it is a historic document which stands the test of time. Boxset with 2 DVDs and 2 CDs, booklet with fotos and linernotes.
Gary Moore/Grinding Stone ....import CD $15.99
Gary Moore was a celebrated blues guitarist from Belfast. He started playing in the sixties with Phil Lynott and Brian Downey which led to him joining first Skid Row and then Thin Lizzy followed by Colosseum II. Moore also enjoyed a distinguished solo career sharing the stage with the likes of B. B. King, Albert King, John Mayall, Jack Bruce, Albert Collins, and Greg Lake. He is perhaps best known for his top ten hit Parisienne Walkways. Grinding Stone was his first solo outing released under the name Gary Moore Band. It's an eclectic mix of boogie, rock and blues as well as 17 minutes of guitar and keyboards (courtesy of Jan Schelhaas) in the surprisingly funky track "Spirit." Schelhaas went on to play in Caravan and Camel.
This Winter Machine/The Man Who Never Was ....import CD $18.99
This Winter Machine have signed to the Festival Music label and will be re-releasing their latest album, called "The Man Who Never Was." This is the debut CD by the UK Prog band, which comprises of musicians that have shared stage with everyone from Uriah Heep to Marillion, from Tim 'Ripper' Owens to Uli Jon Roth. Influenced by everything from Marillion (both eras) to Porcupine Tree via Rush, Opeth and Genesis, with injections from classic rock and classical music and film scores, This Winter Machine wear their influences proudly, but bring their own sound to everything they do. The band supported Magnum on tour in 2016 and went down a storm!
Klaus Schulze/Mirage [Remastered & Expanded 40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD $20.99
40th Anniversary Edition Re-Release - 2017 digitally remastered by Tom Dams! "The LP Mirage," as predicted by Record World, "will establish Klaus Schulze as one of the most outstanding electronic music composers." Schulze's flexibility in voice and the final product certainly show the bizarre winter scenery, especially the epic piece Crystal Lake, which is loved by Schulze fans all over the world. For many fans Mirage is considered to be one of the most important Klaus Schulze works of the '70s.
RPWL/A New Dawn ....double CD$15.99
RPWL/A New Dawn ....Blu-ray $17.99
RPWL/A New Dawn ....DVD $15.99
The concept albums "Wanted" (2014) and "Beyond Man And Time" (2012) are widely recognized as the pinnacle of German art rock giants RPWL's discography which comprises more than a dozen releases. On the occasion of it's 20th anniversary, the band is now set to release the long-awaited concert movie "A New Dawn." It documents the last stop of the tour in support of the "Wanted" album and that evening the Bavarians played in their hometown of Freising, Bavaria in October 2015. The show is an elaborately assembled combination of elements of a rock concert, a multimedia event and a play. This was the first and only time that the mammoth-production was brought to the stage. In addition to the musicians themselves, the cast comprised around fifty actors and extras. The movie "A New Dawn" will be release Blu-ray as well as DVD. The "Wanted" tour lead RPWL through eight European countries where the group celebrated the gigs as delicately woven multi-media events. The last show of the tour, on 31. October 2015, took place under very special circumstances: for the occasion of this very special performance the show was not only massively re-arranged altogether, but it even received a new title: "A New Dawn." Selected "Wanted" chapters were extended and the production directly established a connection with the "Beyond Man And Time" album - through the medium of acting. All in all the performance turned into a memorable show in front of an enthusiastic audience. RPWL refer to the night as one of the absolute highlights in their career - and rightly so. The "A New Dawn" Blu-ray and DVD versions comprise identical two-hour-long stereo and surround mixes of the concert, each with audio tracks in both English as well as German. For the English version the lines from the German-language live show were dubbed by the narrator and the actors. In both formats the following extras can be selected independently from the main movie: a fifteen-minute "Making of" of the concert movie, the recording of the encore of the Freising show "Unchain The Earth" as well as a hitherto unreleased video clip of the splendid "Beyond Man And Time" long track "The Fisherman."
Nektar/Live in Bremen ....double CD $17.99
In 1969, a band was formed that still is one of the most important and most famous progressive and art-rock formations in the world: Nektar. Founded by the Brits Roye Albrighton, Allan Freeman, Ron Howden and Derek Moore in Hamburg, the band quickly became world famous and turned into a legendary idol for other musicians at that time. Their terrific live performances have contributed to this reputation, which aside from elaborately created music also offered opulent light installation and slides projections. Even though the gentlemen in 1973 slightly self-ironically put the headline NOT the number one German band in England but the number one English band in Germany on one of their posters, they already were stars in all of Europe and the USA. The long-playing records Remember the Future and Down to Earth achieved gold status, to describe their tours as well attended would be a shameless understatement. But as life goes, after some ups and downs in the early 1980s, the band broke up. Luckily not forever, because in 2001, Albrighton, Freeman and Ray Hardwick revived the band Nektar. And with enormous success until today, as many fans in the world can confirm. This 2CD set was recorded in 2015 at a concert hosted by the well known Meisenfrei Blues Club in Bremen and is the next issue of a live-collection that is presented by Sireena Records and ON STAGE. It is also the last concert of Nektar with its founder Roye Albrighton, who died on July 26, 2016 after a long illness.
Discipline/Captives of the Wine Dark Sea ....CD $16.99
Laser's Edge confirms the signing of Detroit's long-running progressive rock kings, Discipline, for the July release of their newly-completed fifth studio full-length, Captives of the Wine Dark Sea.
Rod Argent/Red House ....CD $16.99
Reissue of Rod Argent's 1991 album, Red House.
Neil Innes/Off the Record ....CD $16.99
Digitally remastered edition of this 1982 album from the Rutles/Bonzo Dog Band/Monty Python member. After working with Python's Eric Idle on Rutland Weekend Television, Idle moved to the United States, and Innes went on to make a solo series in 1979 on BBC television, The Innes Book of Records, which ran for three seasons and contained a few of Innes' previous music compositions along with new ones written for the show. Off the Record is the fourth solo album by Neil Innes and was released in 1982 featuring songs from the second and third BBC television series of The Innes Book of Records.
Harald Grosskopf & Eberhard Kranemann/Krautwerk ....CD $17.99
Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann transmit cosmic sonic visions of today, tomorrow and beyond in one of the most exciting collaborations in recent years. Krautwerk - German efficiency, original, sensational and mind-melting man-machine transcending art, the philosophy of unbounded sonic colours and resistance thinking. For the first time ever, Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist, Ashra, Klaus Schulze) and Eberhard Kranemann (ex- Kraftwerk, Neu!, Fritz Muller) transmit their cosmic sonic visions of today, tomorrow and beyond. The Germans are great inventors. They gave us the automobile in 1886, Adidas in the 1920s and then Krautrock in 1970s. The golden children of the genre, Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann, have united to celebrate the genre's reign as Krautwerk. Originating from the German cities Berlin and Dusseldorf, Krautrock dominated the musical field from 1969 - 1975. Its influential force impacted rock and techno. Lose yourself in the trippiness of Krautwerk's psychedelic soundscapes and celebrate a movement that changed music as we know it. Kranemann and Grosskopf did not know each other until they met for the first time in 2016 on a festival where they both performed their solo projects. They decided to merge the different sounds of Dusseldorf and Berlin school of electronic music together, resulting in energetic, contemporary new sounds.
Wolfgang & Flo Dauner/Elektronische Mythen ....CD $11.99
They were exciting years, when Miles Davis used to drive through New York in an open sports car listening to Stockhausen's tape manipulations, and when Kraftwerk and Can in Dusseldorf and Cologne developed their own special style of Kraut rock. Experimentation with electronic music, and research into all its possibilities, were very exciting, but could be extremely frustrating too, especially under live conditions. There were no instructions, no one who could help you to find the different sounds and effects. Plus there was the problem that the Moog had no memory, so that each musical step had to be noted down and set up again in the same constellation for the performance.
Atomic Rooster/Devil's Answer ....import CD $17.99
CD reissue. Atomic Rooster was an English progressive rock band originally composed of former members of the The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. Throughout their history keyboardist Vincent Crane was the only constant member and wrote the majority of their material. Their history is defined by two periods: the early-mid-1970s and the early 1980s. Their genre in music is difficult to define since they went through radical changes in very short times during the life of the band. However, their best-known era represented a more hard rock/progressive rock sound. This CD is a collection of the band's radio broadcasts: tracks 1-2 recorded in session for Mike Harding Show 26.5.70; track 3 recorded in session for John Peel 14.1.71; tracks 4-5 recorded in session for Mike Harding 22.3.71; tracks 6-7 recorded in session for Johnnie Walker 12.6.72; tracks 8-9 recorded in session for Johnnie Walker 7.12.72; tracks 10-12 recorded in session 16.10.81; and tracks 13-15 recorded in session for Live 27.7.72.
Kayak/Journey through Time: Complete Studio Album Collection [Limited Edition] ....import 21 CD Box Set $109.99
Limited 21 CD set from the Dutch progressive rockers. This box holds the band's sixteen studio album (including three double albums) and two bonus CDs with non-album tracks, rarities and demos. One of the bonus CDs most remarkable items is 'Happy New Year,' a Kayak demo dating from '74 or '75, that has never been released. There are several Kayak-related tracks like the single 'Fluffy'/ 'White Walls' (1970) by High Tide Formation (with Pim Koopman, Ton Scherpenzeel, Chiel van Praag and Ron v.d. Werff). Then there's an outstanding collection of no less than eight home-recorded demos of previously unreleased material by Pim, Ton, Johan Slager and Carwin Gijsing under the name of Ten Ride Ticket. The Plan (with Ton and the Kay-ettes) are represented by their 1982 single If this Ain't Love/Hit Bottom. Finally we mention the version of 'I Want You to Be Mine' that in 1978 took Kayak to the USA Top 50. Worth mentioning is the fact that an empty wallet has been included for the yet to be released album Seventeen, which enables the true Kayak collector to really complete this unique album set. Albums have been remastered from the original studio master tapes.
Soft Machine/6 ....import CD $22.99
Six is the sixth studio (instrumental) album (half including live material) by the Canterbury associated band Soft Machine, originally released in 1973 as a double LP
Steve Howe/The Relativity Years ....double CD $21.99
Includes Steve Howe's albums Turbulence and The Grand Scheme of Things.
Rick Wakeman/Crimes of Passion [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Boxset $159.99
Deluxe edition of Rick Wakeman's soundtrack to Ken Russell's Crimes Of Passion. Box Set Includes: CD, DVD/BluRay, signed / numbered Certificate, 8 x Repro Lobby Cards A6, Repro Japanese Press Pack, A3 Repro poster, Repro Press Release.
Rick Wakeman/Simply Accoustic ....import CD $18.99
CD reissue. Rick Wakeman is an British keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, author, and actor. 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 since the 1970s. Here with just a grand piano, Wakeman manages to roll thirty-plus years of music into an entertaining and quite rewarding trip down memory lane in front of a live audience. He gives forth with arrangements of his work from every point in his career, from his time with the Strawbs ("A Glimpse of Heaven"), his days as a marathon session musician (David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Cat Stevens' "Morning Has Broken"), his various stints with Yes and ABWH (a lovely version of "Wonderous Stories" and a medley of "The Meeting" and "And You And I") and high points from his solo career in the bargain. Wakeman intersperses these performances with stories of how the songs and pieces were written, and he is a natural racounter and howlingly funny at times. If the music thing doesn't work out, he'd make a killing doing stand-up comedy in the Catskills! All told, Simply Acoustic is a concert recording that makes you wish you'd actually been there.
Rick Wakeman/Country Airs ....CD $16.99
Digitally remastered edition. Rick Wakeman is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, author, and actor. 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 since the 1970s. Country Airs is a piano album written by Rick Wakeman and released in 1986. The album reached #1 in the UK New Age charts. It was followed by two sequels called Sea Airs and Night Airs. The former being released in 1989 and the latter being released in 1990.
Stewart Bell/The Antechamber of Being (Part 2) ....import CD $19.99
The album, the second solo CD by Citizen Cain's keyboard player Stewart Bell called "The Antechamber Of Being (Part 2) - Stories From The Antechamber" is a prog rock opera featuring contributions from five vocalists; Simone Rossetti (of The Watch), Arjen Anthony Lucassen (of Ayreon), Phil Allen (of Citizen Cain), Bekah Mhairi Comrie and Stewart Bell himself. Each of the vocalists play a different character in the story. In this second part of Stewart Bell's epic trilogy of concept albums we are once again taken on a journey through the inner realms alongside the main character, The Dreamer and his mentor, The Teacher. Taking place during the same time period as The Antechamber Of Being (Part 1), which was released in 2014, the story follows the main characters as they continue to explore the amazing experiences made possible through lucid dreaming; the weird phenomena inherent with this type of conscious exploration of one's mind; the questions that arise through encounters with seemingly independent dream beings and; the realizations and conclusions that are ultimately reached after a lifetime of dreaming awake. Stewart has been the main composer/ keys player in long running progressive rock band Citizen Cain since the early '90s, and in 2012 he decided to pursue a solo career starting work on a trilogy of concept albums entitled The Antechamber of Being. The story is autobiographical and is based on Stewart's lifelong experiences with lucid dreaming - which is something he learned at 6 years old, when his older brother taught him how to be aware while he was asleep and dreaming in order to help him overcome recurring nightmares. This will appeal not only to existing Citizen Cain fans but also to a much wider audience as Stewart continues to delve into elements of prog metal, experiments with new soundscapes and brings his unique storytelling gift to the lyrics, in which he also shares his extensive knowledge of lucid dreaming.
The Prog Collective/Epilogue ....CD $12.99
The prog rock supergroup whose debut became the surprise hit of 2012 returns with a brand new album featuring an even more impressive line-up of stellar musicians and artists lending their talents to this incredible project! Features performances by Colin Moulding & Steve Hillage, John Wetton, Rick Wakeman, Steve Morse, Sonja Kristina & Peter Banks (in his final recording), Alan Parsons, Nik Turner, Roye Albrighton and Billy Sherwood as well as Captain Kirk himself William Shatner PLUS members of Yes, Dream Theater, Nektar, Asia, Gong and more!
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band/Trout Mask House Sessions 1969 ....import CD $17.99
Zappa granted Beefheart unrestrained artistic freedom in making 1969's Trout Mask Replica, which ranked 58th in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Van Vliet has been described as ..'. one of modern music's true innovators' with '... a singular body of work virtually unrivalled in it's daring and fluid creativity.' Although he achieved little commercial or mainstream critical success, he sustained a cult following as a 'highly significant' and 'incalculable' influence on an array of New Wave, punk, post-punk, experimental and alternative rock musicians. Known for his enigmatic personality and relationship with the public, Van Vliet made few public appearances after his retirement from music (and from his Beefheart persona) in 1982. He pursued a career in art, an interest that originated in his childhood talent for sculpture, and a venture that proved to be his most financially secure. His expressionist paintings and drawings command high prices and have been exhibited in art galleries and museums across the world. Van Vliet died in 2010, having suffered from multiple sclerosis for many years. The Captain had a notoriously driving relationship with his musicians especially during the recording of the album usually considered to be his greatest work 'Trout Mask Replica.' Here, you can listen to some of those peculiar sessions for yourself!
The Residents/Dot.com ....CD $18.99
Between June 1999 and May 2000 Ralph America posted several Residents MP3s on their website. Shortly afterwards, these exclusive pieces were collected on a limited edition CD entitled Dot.Com. Klanggalerie are proud to present you an updated version of this album, remastered and with new artwork by Pore Know Graphics. In 2013, a new sub label of Ralph was started, Radio Thoreau, on the official Residents website. Radio Thoreau presented a collection of recent Residents tunes fixed by Charles Bobuck into a more radio friendly form: singles. Five of these reworkings are collected here, including one which was never released to the public.
Snakefinger/Manual of Errors ....CD $18.99
Snakefinger surely needs not much of an introduction. Born Philip Charles Lithman in London, he moved to San Francisco in 1971. His roots lie in the British blues scene, but he soon became friends with The Residents who also gave him the name Snakefinger based on a photograph of Lithman performing, in which his finger looks like a snake about to attack his violin. In 1972 Lithman returned to England and formed the pub rock band Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers. After the lack of success of the second album, he returned to the states and work on his first solo album began. Both "Chewing hides the Sound" and "Greener Postures" were co-written with The Residents. His third solo effort, "Manual of Errors" still came out on Ralph Records, but it was mostly written by Snakefinger himself. A couple tracks were collaborations with the Eyeball ones again and some cover versions also appeared. As with our previous Snakey re-issues, "Manual of Errors" will feature lots of bonus tracks again and will be remastered carefully.
Neil Ardley's New Jazz Orchestra/On the Radio: BBC Session 1971 ....import CD $19.99
Archive release. This debut release of Neil Ardley and his New Jazz Orchestra BBC broadcasts from 1971 measure a year of change for the band's musical director. The first session captures the full majesty of the NJO at the height of it's powers in a Jazz Club session from February with a 20-performer line-up pre-recorded at London's Camden Theatre. Humphrey Lyttelton helms proceedings; musicians include Ardley, Harry Beckett, Ian Carr, Henry Lowther, Derek Wadsworth, Mike Gibbs, Don Rendell, Barbara Thompson, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Dave Greenslade, Dave Clempson Jeff Clyne, Jon Hiseman and Frank Ricotti. Fast forward to September of that year, and we have Ardley's epic 'The Time Flowers' on Jazz in Britain. Inspired by JG Ballard's sci-fi short story, 'The Garden of Time,' he plays alongside Carr, Rendell, Ricotti, Barry Guy, the London Studio Strings with Keith Winter on electronics in a 30-minute set that declares Ardley's growing intentions toward the electronic media that were to become increasingly integral to his later recorded work. Bearing faultless performances from the cream of modern British jazz, this latest Dusk Fire release is another essential purchase for connoisseurs of the genre.
Rainbow/Live in Birmingham ....double CD $19.99
Two CD set. In June 2016 legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made his much-anticipated return to rock music as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow played three concerts in Europe, two in Germany and one in England. This set captures the full audio from the British show at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham. The setlist for this show, combining classic tracks from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, includes two tracks from the Mark III Deep Purple era, 'Soldier of Fortune' and 'Burn' that were not included in the German shows. The band was in fantastic form and Ritchie Blackmore proved that he remains one of the finest guitarists of all time.
Epitaph/Night at the Old Station ....double CD + DVD $22.99
Only a few German rock bands can bear the word legendary. Epitaph is one of them to all intents and purposes. Founded in 1969 they already wrote music history during the 70s. Touring with Joe Cocker, Rory Gallagher, Golden Earring or ZZ Top, as well as countless festival shows made them one of the hottest and most iconic German rock bands. The old station in Hannover-Anderten has become a lovely and popular starting point for the Epitaph tours over the years. The band especially appreciated intimate atmosphere and great sound. Reason enough to use this location for recording an concert for a release as DVD/2CD boxset. A Night at the Old Station contains old and new songs of Epitaph in a surprising -mostly acoustic- set. Epitaph was supported by Tim Reese on violin and Agnes Hapsari and Klaus Henatsch (Nektar) on piano/keyboards.
The Electric Family/Terra Circus ....CD $17.99
Founded in Bremen by Tom The Perc Redecker, from the beginning the project became a multimusical association, which knows no boundaries and seems to feel comfortable in every genre, regardless of whether it is prog-, Kraut-, punk-, jazz- or folkrock. It's not surprising that numerous musicians from such diverse bands as Amon Duul II, Die Arzte, Grobschnitt, Boa's Voodoo Club, Lokomotive Kreuzberg, Pankow, Rockhaus, Mojo Club, Emsland Hillbillies - to name only a few - joined The Electric Family in the studio and on stage. One can say without exaggeration, that Terra Circus has become the most powerful and impulsive album of the Electric Family. The energy is almost tangible, and especially guitarist Rolf Kirschbaum (The Pachinko Fake, ex-Witt, ex-Fehlfarben) rages as if it were about his life. But the whole band is presented in the very best condition: Harry Payuta shows repeatedly that he is one of the best sitarists of the time, analogue keyboardist Anders Becker shines on his keys, the two drummers Janssen and Ulrich push and push forward uninterruptedly, and bandleader The Perc holds the band together with his 6 or 12 strings. The deeply self-contained cover versions were always the salt in the soup of the Electric Family, Lucrecia, my Reflection of the Sisters Of Mercy is a psychedelic monster with sitar support, and Mary, Mary so contrary from Can grows to a passionate contribution with slide guitar and a three-pipe organ solo in the key part. A strong,album!
Stackridge/Final Bow Bristol 2015 ....import double CD $20.99
Stackridge are at the heart of Angel Air Records who are 20 years old this year (1997-2017) and are now releasing their 500th album. Stackridge, The Korgis, Andy Davis, James Warren and Mutter Slater Band have all over the past twenty years had releases on Angel Air and are part of the labels DNA so it was only right that the band's final concert should be the label 's 500th release."The Final Bow, Bristol 2015" was recorded at a packed venue at The Fiddlers Club, Bristol on 19th December 2015 as the group then called it a day and the band were joined onstage for two of the final numbers by former long-time member Mutter Slater.
Jane with Peter Pankas/Live at Rockpalast: Bonn 2004 ....double CD $21.99
To fit the nostalgic occasion at the Krautrockpalast in December 2004 Peter Pankas Jane played a colorful best of program with the most important and popular tunes of their career. The concert at the Bonn Harmonie ends with the ballad 'So, So Long,' a number which today - after more than twelve years and many Jane shows later - almost sounds like a farewell to singer and drummer Peter Panka. For Live at Rockpalast 2004 is among the last performances of the charismatic Jane founder having been captured on DVD. In contrast to the 2005 released DVD Krautrock-Meeting, where only three songs of the Jane performance were already released, this new CD/DVD-set Live at Rockpalast 2004 includes the whole concert of the Hanoverian Band and a detailed bonus interview with Nadolny and Epitaph-bassist Kolbe.
Trace Elements/Electric Trip ....import CD $20.99
Electric Trip is the third album from Trace Elements, a project conceived by jazz pianist Paolo di Sabatino. Produced by the label Nicolosi productions, the album is a recording of the Electric Trip live tour that started in April, 2016 in the city of Teramo and alonside Paolo, features Dennis Chambers and Christian Galvez. This album is the natural development of the former, Electric Job (considered by Jazzit Award as among the 100 best albums of 2015), but with a new song (Galvez) and a different line-up: Dennis Chambers on drums, Christian Galvez on bass and Palo Di Sabatino Fender Rhodes. The Trace Elements project is characterized by compositional freshness and vibrancy and interplay of solo moments that never leave out virtuosity and groove and fully reflect the harmony of the three musicians.
DeJohnette Grenadier Medeski Scofield/Hudson ....CD $15.99
Four of the world's top instrumentalists - Jack DeJohnette (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), John Medeski (keyboardist of Medeski Martin & Wood), and John Scofield (guitar) - unite to form a supergroup collective on 'Hudson.' Based on the high-profile personnel, each of whom has built extensive audiences from their individual and group projects, and the brilliance of the music, this project is not only a major event for marketing in the jazz world but will create opportunities for marketing to the jam band world as well. In addition to original compositions, Hudson features covers of songs connected to the Hudson Valley by such songwriters as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Joni Mitchell, creating opportunities for further marketing interest including editorial track premiere opportunities.
Oregon/Lantern ....CD $15.99
This is the 30th recording of Oregon. As always, we continue to search for new facets in the art of ensemble music-making and to evolve further as individual musicians. This new CD introduces Paolino Dalla Porta on double bass, who joined us over two years and three tours ago. His musicianship fits seamlessly into the direction of the band. We welcome you to listen to this latest offering of the music of Oregon.
Iain Matthews/Walking a Changing Line ....double CD $20.99
Although Iain Matthews hadn't realised it at the time, Walking a Changing Line was one of the most important of his career. A comeback of sorts. It was his one and only concept album and it reaps dividends to this today. Behind his band cooperations with Fairport Convention, Plainsong, HiFi and Matthews Southern Comfort he always found time to work on his solo albums. On Walking a Changing Line he reinterpreted the songs of American singer/songwriter Jules Shear in his own and unique way. This re-release of the original album from 1988 contains tons of bonustracks on 2 CDs (demos, outtakes, live-recordings), carefully digitally remastered and in a beautiful digipack with a 16 page booklet, unpublished photos and extended linernotes by Iain himself.
Kazumi Watanabe/Dogatana ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Endless Way ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Kylyn ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Kylyn Live ....import CD $35.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Lonesome Cat ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Olive's Step ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Talk You All Tight ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/To Chi Ka ....import CD $25.99
Kazumi Watanabe/Village in Bubbles ....import CD $25.99
Selected titles from the catalog of Japanese fusion guitarist Kazumi Watanabe on Japanese import CDs.
Claudio Simonetti/Opera - O.S.T. ....CD $17.99
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, Rustblade is releasing the definitive edition of the soundtrack to Dario Argento's cult film Opera. Argento's long-time collaborator Claudio Simonetti combines classic operatic atmospheres with dark electronic grooves and violently smashing rock. Never was Argento more closely involved in the structuring of one of his film's soundtracks. Includes 3 never before released bonus tracks. Not to be missed!
Dec Burke/Book of Secrets ....import CD $18.99
Excellent new studio album from UK guitarist & vocalist (Frost*, Audioplastik, Darwin's Radio). Mixed by Lee Abraham and mastered by Karl Groom. Guest musicians include Kristoffer Gildenlow (ex Pain of Salavation) on bass, and Carl Westholm of Carptree on piano, mellotron, organ. Also includes Steve Hughes (ex Big Big Train) on drums.
Agnieszka Swita/Sleepless ....import CD $18.99
From the very first line the tone of Sleepless is set. It is an hour of rock delight featuring soaring, melodic, and powerful vocals of Agnieszka and her writing talents. Her lyrical content dissects the fine line between darkness and light, life and death, solitude and hope and combines them with crunchy guitars, ethereal orchestration and alluring vocals. The juxtaposition between the elaborate keyboard overtones and beautiful arrangement for strings hitting a brick wall of heavy guitars, driving drums and bombastic bass lines is the foundation in the overall construction of the album. "Melodically sublime voyage into the hazy world between symphonic prog rock and metal, Agnieszka's solo album 'Sleepless' is a powerful statement of intent." (Dom Lawson, Prog Magazine). The line up for Sleepless presents top British instrumentalists; award winning keyboard player and a progressive rock master Clive Nolan, Andy Faulkner (Twelfth Night, Jump) on bass, Steve Harris (Ark, Paul Menel Band) on guitars and Dave Mackintosh (from Grammy nominated power metal band Dragon Force) on drums. Agnieszka says: "I have poured my heart and soul into the creation of this album. Everything I experienced fuelled my desire to dig deep within myself and create the music that will tell stories both lyrically and musically. To listen to Sleepless is to know the essence of who I am. Whilst the album is my creation, each musician was given free rein to contribute. Dave Mackintosh (drums) listened to my songs and played them how he heard them, so his creativity and power metal soul has poured into my music. It was an incredibly inspiring collaboration." Produced by Clive Nolan. Mixed and mastered by Karl Groom. Recorded and mastered at Thin Ice Studios, home for British progressive rock icons Pendragon and Arena. Engineered by Karl Groom, Clive Nolan, Agnieszka Swita.
This Misery Garden/Hyperstitious ....CD $16.99
This Misery Garden are unveiling their 2017 opus Hyperstitious. Once again produced by Drop (Samael, ex-Sybreed) at Downtone Studio, this album reveals a stronger and harsher side of This Misery Garden's music. Imagine you plant a seed of Katatonia, a seed of A Perfect Circle and water it with some Mastodon, you will harvest Hypersticious, the most diverse and emotional tree of This Misery Garden.
Corky Laing's Mountain/Live in Melle ....double CD $17.99
Mountain is high-pressure hardrock in perfection. Songs like Mississippi Queen, Nantucket Sleighride, Theme From an Imaginary Western and Blood of the Sun, to name only a few, belong to the memorable classics of rock music that even decades after their creation haven't lost any of their vibes and fascination. Founded in 1969, the band has a turbulent history, as is expected of a formation existing for such a long time. Mountain in its original line-up only existed for three years but during that time the band was unusually productive and successful and even won three gold discs. After briefly renaming the band and multiple changes in line-up, the band can be experienced here with founding member Laurence Corky Laing of the band and his colleagues Phil Parker and Joe Venti. The gentlemen on this CD can prove that their music still belongs to the best there is and it can be enjoyed here by fans of harder tunes. This CD was recorded during the German Sleighride Tour at a concert hosted at the Burgerhaus Buer -Melle, Germany in February 2016. It is part of a live-collection that is presented and continuously extended by Sireena Records/ON STAGE.
Paul Carrack/Original Album Collection Vol 2 ....import 5 CD Boxed Set $24.99
After the success of the Vol 1 Box comes Vol 2 of the Classic Album Collection. Spanning from "Old New Borrowed and Blue" to 2013's classic soul themed collection "Rain or Shine" the box comes in a slipcase and contains 5 albums housed in mini LP type sleeves. Paul Carrack, the hugely respected singer-songwriter who is the voice of many of the landmark British pop songs of the past 40 years, released a stunning new album, Soul Shadows, on January 15, 2016. The record sees him at the absolute peak of his powers as a vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Paul Carrack surely deserves the latter-day title of the hardest-working man in showbusiness. Soul Shadows came in the wake of Carrack's latest sojourn as featured vocalist and keyboard player in Eric Clapton's band for his UK and international tour, the result of their longtime friendship and mutual respect. The new album was the follow-up to 2013's warmly-received Rain Or Shine, which maintained Paul's recurring status as a staple of the BBC Radio 2 playlist.
Various Artists/Fly Like an Eagle - All-Star Tribute to Steve Miller Band ....CD $9.99
A whole host of space cowboys, gangsters of love, and legendary music icons from around the globe gather together for this special tribute to classic rock hero, Steve Miller! Includes performances by members of Yes, Asia, XTC, Wishbone Ash, Dream Theater, Survivor, and Curved Air PLUS Steve Stevens, Peter Banks, Steve Morse and more! Re-experience the classic hits from throughout Miller's career with all new renditions of "The Joker," "Rock'n Me," "Take The Money And Run," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love" and more!
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gary Numan, Sparks, Deep Purple, Robin Trower, Dhani
Harrison, The Doors, Alvin Lee & Ten Years After, Ronnie Montrose with Ricky Phillips
& Eric Singer, Randy Newman, Raspberries, UFO, Michael Schenker Group, Kraftwerk, Can,
Marillion, Grateful Dead, David Byrne, Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, Kronos
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David Bowie/A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) ....11 CD Box Set $134.99
David Bowie 'A New Career in a New Town (1977 - 1982)' is the third in a series of box
sets spanning his career from 1969 and the follow-up to the awarding winning and
critically acclaimed David Bowie 'Five Years (1969 - 1973)' and David Bowie 'Who Can I Be
Now? (1974 - 1976).' This 11CD box set features features all of the material
officially released by David Bowie between 1977 and 1982 including all four studio albums,
his 1978 live album 'STAGE' in both original and expanded tracklistings, the newly
compiled "Heroes" E.P., collecting together both the German and French long and
single versions of "Heroes," and the exclusive new compilation of single
versions, non-album singles and B-sides, 'RE:CALL 3.' Also included exclusively is a brand
new remix of the 1979 album 'Lodger' by long time Bowie producer/collaborator Tony
Visconti. The 'Baal' EP appears here for the very first time in its entirety on CD, while
'Beauty and the Beast' (extended version) and 'Breaking Glass' (Australian single version)
are making their debuts on CD, all on 'RE:CALL 3.' The CD box set includes
faithfully reproduced mini-vinyl versions of the original albums, and the CDs are gold
coloured rather than the usual silver.
128 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1CD)
"Heroes" (remastered) (1CD)
"Heroes" E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)*
Stage (remastered) (2CD)*
Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)
Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)*
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
Re:Call 3 (single versions, non-album singles, and B-sides) (remastered) (1CD) - Exclusive to 'A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982)'
The box set's accompanying 128 page book features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Anton Corbijn, Helmut Newton, Andrew Kent, Steve Schapiro, Duffy and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producer Tony Visconti. "Tomorrow Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming"
David Bowie/Cracked Actor [Live Los Angeles '74] ....CD $18.99
Two CD live release from the rock icon. Pivotal 20-track live performance from Los Angeles in September 1974, including two songs tracks not on the David Live album. Recorded in-between the Diamond Dogs and Philly Dogs tours. This release comes as a two-CD set with a twelve page booklet featuring notes from the original show program and a piece about the LA 'Philly Dogs' shows by Rolling Stone's Richard Cromelin, from 10th October, 1974 .
The Levin Brothers/Levin Brothers ....CD $15.99
Tony Levin, (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson), has for the first time, joined up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter) to make an album of the music they loved listening to when they were kids - the 'cool jazz' of the 1950s. Tony's cello and bass share the lead voice with Pete's organ and piano, and they're joined by notable players on drums (Steve Gadd - 2 tracks, Jeff Siegel), guitar (David Spinozza) and sax (Erik Lawrence). Don't expect abstruse songs or long-winded solos - this album is all about great, melodic songs with high level performances by all the players.
Steve Howe/Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations ....triple CD $19.99
Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations spans more than 50 years of Howe's prolific career with 56 tracks that mix hits with a generous selection of unreleased recordings, including several with Keith West, who was Howe's bandmate in Tomorrow and The In Crowd. The 'Groups' tracks include the bands The Syndicates, The In Crowd, Tomorrow, Canto, Bodast, Yes, Asia, GTR, ABWH and The Steve Howe Trio. His 'Collaborators include Annie Haslam, Billy Currie, Fish, Paul Sutin, Oliver Wakeman, Dean Dyson, Keith West, Max Bacon and Ray Fenwick.
Jethro Tull/Songs from the Wood (40th Anniversary Edition) [The Steven Wilson Remix] ....CD $15.99
The standalone CD version of the 2017 Steven Wilson stereo mix of Songs from the Wood (40th Anniversary Edition), one of Jethro Tull's finest and most accessible albums and the first in the band's acclaimed late 1970s 'Folk Rock Trilogy.' SFTW highlights the band at its most playful, and due to its lush production and more noticeable use of keyboards is one of the band's most obviously progressive rock oriented releases.
Neil Young/Hitchhiker ....CD $17.99
On August 11th, 1976, Neil Young walked into Indigo Studios in Malibu and recorded 10 songs with his acoustic guitar. The results of that session are collected on Hitchhiker, a new Young album due out in September. Many of the songs have surfaced on previous Young albums, albeit in different forms: "Human Highway" appeared two years later on 1978's Comes a Time, while "Powderfinger," "Ride My Llama" and "Pocahontas" showed up on Rust Never Sleeps (1979), and "Captain Kennedy" came out on 1980's Hawks & Doves. Hitchhiker will also contain a pair of never-before-released songs - "Hawaii," a soaring ballad, and "Give Me Strength," which Young has occasionally performed live.
David Crosby/Sky Trails ....CD $14.99
Musical Icon David Crosby releases "Sky Trails," his newest album with new material co-written with friends Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell. David Crosby, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, shines on his new album Sky Trails. Sky Trails is a full band affair produced by his som James Raymond and is another volley in the musician's incredible late period resurgence. The album, his third solo album in four years, will be released only one year after Crosby's critically acclaimed album Lighouse, which Rolling Stone says is his "finest solo album since his melancholy 1971 masterpiece If I Could Only Remember My Name." Crosby will be touring extensively in the fall promoting the new CD.
Mogwai/Every Country's Sun ....CD $14.99
Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds - towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume - and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. Produced by psych-rock luminary Dave Fridmann, it's a structural soundscape built from stark foundations up; from a gentle, twinkling, synth-rock spectre to a solid, blown-out, skyward-thrusting obelisk. There's percussive, dream-state electronics ("Coolverine"), church organs as chariots of existential fire ("Brain Sweeties"), tremulous, foreboding bleeping - possibly from a dying android ("aka 47"). Their most transportive album yet, it also hosts their most fully realized art-pop sing-along of their storied history, "Party in the Dark," a head-spinning disco-dream double-helix echoing New Order and The Flaming Lips, featuring Braithwaite's seldom-heard melodic vocals declaring he's "directionless and innocent, searching for another piece of mind." This is music as a keep-out chrysalis, protective audio armor through exalting organs and portentous, dissonant guitar fuzz warping at the edges, bending the world inside-out into a reality in which you'd much rather live. The last three songs ascend into explosive exorcism, closing with the colossal "Every Country's Sun," its searching intensity whooshing towards infinity in a dazzling cosmic crescendo.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor/Luciferian Towers ....CD $15.99
"This long-playing record, a thing we made in the midst of communal mess, raising dogs and children. eyes up and filled with dreadful joy - we aimed for wrong notes that explode, a quiet muttering amplified heavenward. we recorded it all in a burning motorboat. 1. Undoing a Luceferian Towers - look at that skyline! big lazy money writ in dull marble obelisks! imagine all those buildings much later on, hollowed out and stripped bare of wires and glass, listen - the wind is whistling through all 3,000 of its burning window-holes! 2. Bosses Hang - labor, alienated from the wealth it creates, so that holy cow, most of us live precariously! kicking at it, but barely hanging on! also - the proud illuminations of our shortened lives! also - more of us than them! 3. Fam / Famine - how they kill us = absentee landlord, burning high-rise. the loud panics of child-policemen and their exploding trigger-hands. neglect, cancer maps, drone strike, famine. 4. Anthem for No State - kanada, emptied of its minerals and dirty oil. emptied of its trees and water. a crippled thing, drowning in a puddle, covered in ants. the ocean doesn't give a shit because it knows it's dying too. much love to all the other lost and wondering ones, xoxoxox." god's pee / montreal / 2017
Gary Numan/Savage (Songs from a Broken World) ....CD
Gary Numan/Savage (Songs from a Broken World) [Deluxe] ....CD $16.99
The album was produced by long-term collaborator Ade Fenton, with recording sessions split between Numan's own studio in LA, and in the UK. Deluxe hardback book CD. Features the bonus track 'If I Said.'
Sparks/Hippopotamus ....CD $14.99
Musical mavericks Sparks - Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael - will release their 22nd studio album 'Hippopotamus' in 2017. Described as "the smartest, most consistently evolving band in the history of rock," and internationally acclaimed as pop pioneers, Sparks are name-checked as a major influence on musicians as varied as Morrissey, Bjork, The Ramones, Faith No More, Sonic Youth, and Nirvana. Sparks' music has always been innovative and instantly identifiable. Recorded in Los Angeles, 'Hippopotamus' sees them take the pop form, shake it up, and create an album that is adventurous, fresh and idiosyncratically 'Sparks.'
Deep Purple/A Fire in the Sky ....CD $14.99
Deep Purple/A Fire in the Sky [Deluxe Edition] ....triple CD $27.99
A Fire in the Sky features 20 songs and focuses mainly on the band's singles. The heavy hitters are here of course - "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star" - but so are gems like "Perfect Strangers," the title track from the band's platinum-certified album from 1984, as well as "Hell To Pay," from 2013's Now What?!. The three-disc version of A Fire in the Sky dives even deeper into Purple's past with 40 songs and includes at least one track from every studio album through Now What?!. It also provides the ultimate showcase for the group's various incarnations through the years. To date, more than a dozen musicians have appeared on a Deep Purple album.
Robin Trower/Bridge of Sighs ....CD $10.99
Robin Trower spent the early '60s playing guitar in various London-based outfits, the most successful one being the R&B group the Paramounts. Trower received his big break when he joined Procol Harum. While Procol Harum helped launch Trower's career, the guitarist realized there was limited space for his guitar work, and eventually left for a solo career. Bridge of Sighs, his second album after leaving Procol Harum, was a breakthrough album for Trower. Songs from this album, such as "Bridge of Sighs," "Too Rolling Stoned," "Day of the Eagle" and "Little Bit of Sympathy," have become live concert staples for Trower.
Robin Trower/Day of the Eagle - The Best of Robin Trower ....CD $10.99
Day of the Eagle: The Best of Robin Trower is a 17-cut selection compiled from the eight albums that documented his greatest commercial success, beginning with 1973's Twice Removed from Yesterday and ending with 1980's Victims of the Fury.
Robin Trower/State to State ....double CD $15.99
State to State charts Robin Trower's rise to fame throughout the 1970s, from small clubs to major stadiums. The collection features 24 previously unreleased live performances recorded in Philadelphia and California (1974), Illinois (1976), Oklahoma (1977) and Missouri (1980). Among the standout tracks are several songs from his gold certified breakthrough Bridge of Sighs (1974), including "Too Rolling Stoned" and "Day of the Eagle."
Dhani Harrison/In///Parallel ....CD $14.99
New record from Dhani Harrison (thenewno2, Fistful of Mercy, Georgefest) and the first album released under his name, In///Parallel out in October. First single "All About Waiting" to be released on July 21st with a radio campaign to follow. Performing at Panorama festival in New York.
The Doors/The Singles ....double CD $18.99
The Doors/The Singles [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + Blu-Ray $24.99
This collection spotlights every single, and B-side, the band released, all gathered together for the first time. This 2CD/1Blu-ray release also includes four "Mono Radio Versions" of some of the band's biggest hits, such as "Hello, I Love You" and "Touch Me," which have never been made available anywhere after being sent to radio around their original release. It also includes high-resolution quadrophonic mixes of the 1973 compilation The Best Of The Doors on Blu-ray for the first time. The 2 CD edition features all 20 U.S. singles with their corresponding B-sides, plus four mono radio versions
Alvin Lee & Ten Years After/Pure Blues ....CD $9.99
Ten Years After are an English blues rock band, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Between 1968 and 1973, Ten Years After scored eight Top 40 albums on the UK Albums Chart. In addition they had twelve albums enter the US Billboard 200, and are best known for tracks such as "I'm Going Home," "Hear Me Calling," "I'd Love to Change the World" and "Love Like a Man." Pure Blues is a compilation album of Alvin Lee's music both with Ten Years After and his solo work and was released in 1995. The album featured singles "Don't Want You Woman" from Ten Years After's self-titled debut and "I Woke Up This Morning," and "The Stomp" (both from the SSSSH album) and two killer live tracks, "Slow Blues in C" and "Help Me" from the Recorded Live album.
Ronnie Montrose with Ricky Phillips & Eric Singer/10X10 ....CD $14.99
Before his untimely death in 2012, renowned American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose began recording an ambitious passion project with bassist Ricky Phillips (Styx, Bad English) and drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper). The idea was to record 10 songs with 10 different singers and call the album 10X10. Sadly, Montrose was unable to see the album through during his lifetime. Instead, Phillips made it his mission to finish the songs by enlisting a small army of Ronnie's musician friends to record the vocals and the guitar solos for each song, completing the album in recent years. Phillips says the songs represent some of Montrose's best work. "His songs still have the fire and angst of a young rebel, but with some added wisdom and foresight voiced in his own unique language of 'guitar-speak.' On 10X10, we hear Ronnie at the top of his game, from the opening crunch guitar of 'Heavy Traffic,' all the way to the closing song, 'I'm Not Lying,' which was Ronnie's tip of the hat to his friend Robin Trower." 10x10 features inspired pairings, like Deep Purple singer Glenn Hughes with Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen ("Still Singin' with the Band") and singer Sammy Hagar with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather ("Color Blind"). Legendary blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa also showcases his guitar talents on the track "The Kingdom's Come Undone" with Ricky Phillips on vocals. A few artists both sing and play, like Edgar Winter ("Love Is An Art") and Tommy Shaw ("Strong Enough").
Randy Newman/Dark Matter ....CD $16.99
Dark Matter, Randy Newman's first album of new material in nine years, is the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed Harps and Angels, which the Guardian called "the work of a true master of popular song." Produced by long-time Newman collaborators Mitchell Froom, Lenny Waronker, and David Boucher, the album includes songs about Vladimir Putin, the Kennedy brothers, Sonny Boy Williamson, science vs. religion, love and loss, and more.
Raspberries/Pop Art Live ....double CD $21.99
November 26, 2004, the stage was set for a reunion most thought could never happen - the Raspberries Live In Concert! Over 30 years since the original four members of Raspberries last played together, Pop Art Live captures opening night, at Cleveland's House of Blues, as never before! You will experience the power and magic that led the group to a successful reunion tour in 2005. Founding members Eric Carmen, Wally Bryson, David Smalley, and Jim Bonfanti powerfully muscle through 28 slices of pure rock 'n' roll heaven, bringing to life the legacy of power pop's founding fathers. Brilliantly mixed by longtime Raspberries' associate Tommy Allen, the Midwestern quartet has never sounded this good! Pop Art Live contains live versions of songs from all four of the Raspberries' classic original studio albums including the hits "Go All The Way," "I Wanna Be With You," "Let's Pretend," and "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)" as well as perfect renditions of timeless favorites by The Beatles and The Who. Also included in this 2-CD package are reflections and testimonials from Academy Award-winning filmmaker and rock scribe Cameron Crowe and longtime Raspberries aficionados Bernie Hogya and Ken Sharp. Hogya also contributes a wealth of ephemera from opening night in Cleveland.
UFO/Force It ....CD $9.99
UFO/Lights Out ....CD $9.99
UFO/Making Contact ....CD $9.99
UFO/Mechanix ....CD $9.99
UFO/Misdemeanor ....CD $9.99
UFO/No Heavy Petting ....CD $9.99
UFO/No Place to Run ....CD $9.99
UFO/Obsession ....CD $9.99
UFO/Phenomenon ....CD $9.99
UFO/Strangers in the Night ....CD $9.99
UFO/The Wild the Willing and the Innocent ....CD $9.99
UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. Over a career spanning 48 years, UFO have released 22 studio albums, 14 live recordings and 16 compilation albums. They achieved major success in the late 1970s and early 1980s with several albums and singles in the UK and US Top 40 charts. These titles are being reissued at a nice price and all are taken from the remasters done between 2007-2009.
Michael Schenker Group/Assault Attack ....CD $9.99
Michael Schenker Group/Built To Destroy ....CD $9.99
Michael Schenker Group/Michael Schenker Group ....CD $9.99
Michael Schenker Group/MSG ....CD $9.99
Michael Schenker Group/One Night At Budokan ....double CD $11.99
Nice price reissues of five titles from the Michael Schenker Group using the 2009 remasters.
Kraftwerk/3-D: The Catalogue ....Blu-ray + DVD $26.99
Kraftwerk/3-D: The Catalogue ....8 CD Box Set $54.99
Kraftwerk/3-D: The Catalogue [Deluxe Edition] ....4 Blu-ray Discs + Hard Cover Book Box Set $179.99
Released to coincide with Kraftwerk's forthcoming June 2017 tour - their first UK dates since the breathtaking shows witnessed at the Tate Modern in 2013 - Atlantic Records is proud to announce the release of Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue on May 26th. This is the ground-breaking 3-D Kraftwerk concert brought thrillingly to life developed using high definition 3-D with Dolby Atmos surround sound and presented to the technological and audio standards one would associate and indeed come to expect from the pioneering Germans led by founder Ralf Hutter. For the very first time, every Kraftwerk fan can now experience a "Gesamtkunstwerk - a total work of art" in the comfort of their own home. Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue is released across a number of formats including: Blu-Ray, DVD, Vinyl and CD. Kraftwerk 3-D: The Catalogue is a 3-D audio/video documentary of the Kraftwerk 3-D multi-media art performances in the leading museums of the world. It features 8 classic Kraftwerk albums in chronological order: Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) & Tour De France (2003) - filmed and recorded between 2012 and 2016 on the band's 3-D World Tour. The locations include MoMA (New York), The Tate Modern Turbine Hall (London), Akasaka Blitz (Tokyo), Opera House (Sydney), Norske Opera (Oslo), Paradiso (Amsterdam), Foundation Louis Vuitton (Paris) and Neue National Galerie (Berlin). These 3-D multi-media performances have been met with universal acclaim from both music critics and art/culture curators, rightfully recognized as complete works of audio-visual art.
Can/The Singles ....CD $15.99
Entitled "The Singles," this new compilation collects all the A-Side and B-Side versions that krautrock pioneers Can released over the course of their career (1969-1986).
Marillion/Misplaced Childhood [Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD + Blu-Ray $54.99
As openings go, they don't come any more enigmatic than the one that ushers in Marillion's third album, 'Misplaced Childhood.' The concept album that was conceived during a 10-hour acid trip is widely regarded as the flagbearer for the entire 'neo-prog' movement and features the band's two most famous singles 'Kayleigh' and 'Lavender.'
Grateful Dead/Long Strange Trip (Soundtrack) ....double CD $18.99
Motion Picture Soundtrack for Long Strange Trip. Long Strange Trip is an unprecedented four-hour documentary about the legendary band the Grateful Dead from executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence, The Departed), and director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, Happy Valley). Long Strange Trip probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year career. The first biographical film authorized and supported by the band, LST includes never-before-seen archival footage (of performances, backstage, and home movies) as well as new interviews with band members and cultural critics.
The Doors/The Doors (Remastered) ....CD $14.99
To complement the recently released 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the band's self-titled debut, this is a reissue of the original 1967 stereo version on 1 CD. Digitally remastered edition. The Doors is the debut album by the American rock band The Doors, released on January 4, 1967. The album features their breakthrough single "Light My Fire" and the lengthy song "The End" with it's Oedipal spoken word section. The Doors was not only one of the albums to have been most central to the progression of psychedelic rock, but is also one of the most acclaimed recordings in all of popular music. In 2012, it was ranked number 42 in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest albums of all time. The original album has sold 20 million copies, and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame; "Light My Fire" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Neil Young/Decade ....double CD $18.99
One of the most influential artists of all time, Neil Young has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity. Before starting his multi-platinum solo career, he was a founding member of the folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield and worked with the groups Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The Canadian singer-songwriter was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his work as a solo artist and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982. Young's philanthropic work is as renowned as his musical legacy. His famous Bridge School Benefit Concert has become a yearly tradition since 1986 and continues to boast an incredible line-up of high-profile artists. Each year, Young donates all of the proceeds to the Bay Area's Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. He was also one of the original founders of Farm Aid in 1985, and continues to be an active member on the organization's board of directors.
David Byrne/Live from Austin Texas ....CD + DVD $17.99
David Byrne is a modern renaissance man - and that's not just a cliche. From the heady days as co-founder of the celebrated art new-wave group Talking Heads (1976-88) through his own constantly evolving and innovative solo music career, he has pursued his muse on many different artistic fronts. He's been the driving force behind a body of work that has been both intellectually daring and commercially successful...and he shows no signs of slowing down decades later. This show, captured on November 28, 2001, came on the heels of his hit single, "Like Humans Do" and the release of the album Look into the Eyeball, which was another typically eclectic musical stew reflecting a variety of styles and influences, from Philly soul to a D.C. Go-Go inspired groove and his first-ever Spanish composition, "Desconocido Soy." Critics at the time called it his best work in years, and his performance on the Austin City Limits stage shows why. Joined by Austin's own eclectic tango ensemble Tosca, Byrne takes us down many different musical roads in his ACL debut.
Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie/Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie ....CD $15.99
Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie have joined together to record their first-ever album as a duo. The Mac bandmates rediscovered their creative bond after McVie rejoined the group's lineup in 2014. The album offers what both partners see as the sensible - and long-overdue - culmination of a long-term partnership. "We were exploring a creative process, and the identity of the project took on a life organically," explains Buckingham. "The body of work felt like it was meant to be a duet album. We acknowledged that to each other on many occasions, and said to ourselves, 'what took us so long?'" "We've always written well together, Lindsey and I," adds McVie. "This has just spiraled into something really amazing that we've done between us." Tracked in Los Angeles, Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie serves as a de facto Fleetwood Mac album of sorts; although singer Stevie Nicks was not involved, the duo worked with Mac rhythm section Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, adding their distinctive "dynamic rhythmic engine" to the 10-song set.
Kronos Quartet/Folk Songs ....CD $15.99
When Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London's Barbican Centre and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with four labelmates - Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant - to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album's producer.
Various Artists/The British Invasion ....8 CD + DVD Box Set $129.99
It came from across the pond ... bold new sounds and influences from overseas turned into a social and cultural phenomenon that transformed pop culture in the '60s. From 1964 to the end of the decade, American shores were invaded by British forces - designers, actors, singers and musicians - all armed with sophisticated style and accents and all of them marvelously and exotically "foreign." Dominating the airwaves were tunes from some of the greatest British rock and pop legends. Musical acts ranging from buoyant pop to harder-edged rock plus the most impressive guitar band in rock music climbed the charts and changed not only what Americans listened to, but also how we thought, dressed and lived. Time Life put together the essential music collection that celebrates this new sound that captured our hearts: The British Invasion. Includes: 8 CDs plus 1 DVD: Featuring 12 full-length performances from the world famous Ed Sullivan Show featuring the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Essential collection: 122 influential British tracks in all - over 6 hours of hit music. Original songs by the original artists. Also get a full-color, 24-page booklet chronicling this unprecedented and unparalleled period of music history. Everything comes in a matching collector's box. Featured artists include: Eric Burdon and the Animals, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, The Who, The Beatles, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Rod Stewart, The Mindbenders, Elton John, The Troggs, Marianne Faithful, The Yardbirds, Deep Purple, The Spencer Davis Group, Chad & Jeremy, Mott the Hoople, Peter & Gordon and many more.
The Monks/Hamburg Recordings 1967 ....CD $10.99
The Monks - a strange, rare group with a story that sounds like a drunk friend's generous hyperbole. A group of American G.I.s stationed in Germany on the precipice of Western cultural revolution starts playing music loosely connected to the rock n' roll craze, contrastingly incorporating a critical and often offensive avant-garde edge. Nothing was off limits - screeching vocals, dark aesthetics, staccato-strummed banjo, sardonic lyricism, critiques of the Vietnam War and full monk costuming down to the tonsure. When viewed on the whole, it seems like an art school student's senior thesis on what the craze means and its future possibilities. Due in large part to original Polydor vinyl collectability and years in the word-of-mouth hype machine, their legend and cult status has steadily blossomed since their last shows in 1967. Fast forward to 2017, the crew at Third Man, already huge fans, are presented with an honest-to-God treasure trove of original Monks photos, newspaper clippings, business cards, letterhead, contracts, postcards and, yes, analog tapes, containing trailblazing, wild compositions completely unheard by public ears. "I'm Watching You" would have been recorded on February 28th, 1967 at the same sessions that would produce the Monks' final single "Love Can Tame the Wild" b/w "He Went Down to the Sea." The remaining four songs were recorded after hours in the Top Ten Club later that year, just prior to the break-up of the band. These songs have been unreleased for 50 years and are quite possibly the last music left to be heard by this legendary band.
Sonny Landreth/Recorded Live in Lafayette ....import double CD $22.99
Sonny Landreth's unique spin on guitar playing has made him legendary. He combines the slide with fretted notes; this finger picking technique helps him create a complex, multi-layered sound onstage. Along the way Landreth has continued to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing increasingly original and diverse, expanding from blues, zydeco, folk, country and jazz into increasingly category- blurring musical excursions. The album Recorded Live in Lafayette is a perfect showcase of Landreth's talents and skills; disc one contains a full acoustic set and disc two his full electric set.
Magnum/The Valley of Tears - The Ballads ....CD $15.99
Renowned not only for their powerful rock songs but also for countless moving ballads, British rock icons Magnum are set to surprise their fans with a very special release, The Valley of Tears - The Ballads, an album featuring ten of their most accomplished ballads, all of them remastered and in parts even re-recorded and remixed. Guitarist, composer and producer Tony Clarkin: "The release of this album was originally inspired by my daughter. A few months ago she asked me, 'Magnum have so many beautiful quiet numbers, why don't you put together a compilation highlighting some of the most powerful tracks?' Olly Hahn of Steamhammer/SPV was immediately taken by the concept, so I set down to work on it." The Valley of Tears - The Ballads contains material from the band's different creative phases. Along with newly re-recorded, remixed and remastered versions of more recent ballads from albums such as Into the Valley of the Moonking, The Visitation and the current studio recording Sacred Blood-Divine Lies, there will also be a newly re-recorded acoustic version of their classic Lonely Night and a new haunting live version of their hit When the World Comes Down from their 1986 cult recording Vigilante.
Booker T. & The MG's/Stax Classics ....CD $11.99
This collection highlights the house band, and bedrock of Stax Records, Booker T. & the MGs. Along with providing the musical backdrop for everyone on the label, from Otis Redding and Eddie Floyd to Sam & Dave, and providing a ground-breaking example of racial integration in the segregated South, the four-piece would score a series of chart hits with their unique soulful instrumentals, "Hip Hug-Her," Time Is Tight," "Soul Limbo" and "Boot-Leg," all included on this collection. And it goes without saying, this album would not be complete without Booker T. & The MGs signature tune, the funky little single B-side, that later became a #1 R&B hit in its own right, "Green Onions."
Allen Ginsberg/The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience ....double CD $22.99
The original 1970 MGM album on CD and Digital for the first time, plus a second disc of rarities and previously unissued songs. Lester Bangs, in Rolling Stone magazine, said the album was, "like a labor of love, a salute from a young visionary to an ancient sage." Allen Ginsberg began "tuning" William Blake's poetry in 1968 (inspired by attending the tumultuous protests at that year's Democratic Convention in Chicago), but the origin of the album dates back to a 1948 vision or "auditory illumination" as he called it, of William Blake reciting poetry to him in his Spanish Harlem apartment. Moved by this, Ginsberg began to set Blake's poetry to music. In 1969, he began recording musical versions of Blake's poetry with Peter Orlovsky, and jazz legends Bob Dorough, Don Cherry, Elvin Jones! 19 of those songs were released the following year as Songs of Innocence and Experience. That material finally arrives on CD as The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience in 2017. In addition to the original LP, 2 previously unissued tracks have been added: an alternate take, as well as a song intended for the LP, but left off due to time constraints. But, that is not where the story ends. In 1971, Ginsberg returned to the Blake material, recording 11 songs in San Francisco with avant-garde cellist Arthur Russell - four of which were never issued. The ensemble also recorded 3 Tibetan mantras with a Buddhist choir - resulting in a full on psychedelic East-West experience - also all previously unissued. This material comprises a second CD, truly making this Complete. With restoration and mastering from Grammy winner Michael Graves, the material sounds timeless. Complied by producer Pat Thomas (who also worked on 2016's The Last Word on First Blues box set), this double CD package includes a new essay from Thomas, who tracked down several of the original musicians (never before interviewed) for this project uncovering rare session photos as well. Blake's writings from the late 18th century and Ginsberg's interpretations from the 20th come full circle in the 21st century's The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience. And remember: "The Beats did everything first" - Jimmy Page.
Primus/The Desaturating Seven ....CD $13.99
Primus are excited to announce their ninth studio album, The Desaturating Seven, set to release via ATO Records. First studio album of original material since 1995's Tales from the Punchbowl with the classic Primus lineup of Les Claypool (vocal/bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) & Tim Alexander (drums). Inspired by a 1970's children's book Claypool read to his kids about seven goblins - one representing each color of the rainbow - who simultaneously pull all the color out of the world.
Mike Stern/Trip ....CD $15.99
About a year ago Mike Stern had a terrible accident. He broke both shoulders when he tripped running across a street in Manhattan. Trip, his upcoming 2017 release is his stunning return after multiple surgeries and a lot of gumption. More than just a comeback, this album is about Mike's career and his musical partnerships which Mike loving refers to "as a trip." Joining Mike on this journey are a great cast of long time collaborators like: Jim Beard, Lenny White, Dave Weckl, and more...
Tim Berne's Snakeoil/Incidentals ....CD $17.99
Tim Berne has been described as "a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction" by The NY Times. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail. This time they are joined by Ryan Ferreira and David Torn who solo amid often thunderous percussion and over serpentine melody outlined by the horns. 19-city US tour in support.
Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition/Heart of the City ....CD $12.99
Drummer legend Steve Smith returns as a band leader with his all-star group. Vital Information NYC Edition - Baron Browne(bass/vocals), Mark Soskin(piano), Vinny Valentino(guitar) - to release a brand new full-length studio recording, Heart of the City. This astounding album features familiar standards as well as original compositions written by members of Vital Information NYC Edition.
Gregg Allman/Southern Blood ....CD $15.99
Gregg Allman/Southern Blood [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD $23.99
Rounder will be releasing the final studio album from rock and roll legend, Gregg Allman. The album has been a long time in the making and represents the culmination of one of the most prolific careers in classic rock history. Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL at the renowned Fame Studios. With contributions from Gregg's friends and compatriots, including The McCrary Sisters, Buddy Miller, and Jackson Browne, Southern Blood is a true testament to a legendary career. 2017 release, the final studio album from the late, great rock icon. Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock 'n' roll throughout the past four decades. This is Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's Grammy Award-nominated solo landmark, Low Country Blues. Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals where Duane Allman and the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown, Southern Blood is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career. This emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn serves as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes two live bonus tracks, as well as Back to the Swamp: The Making of Southern Blood DVD.
The Rolling Stones/From the Vault - Sticky Fingers: Live at the
Fonda Theater 2015 ....Blu-Ray + CD $25.99
The Rolling Stones/From the Vault - Sticky Fingers: Live at the Fonda Theater 2015 ....DVD + CD $21.99
In May 2015 at the intimate Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California, the band performed the entire Sticky Fingers album live in concert for the first and so far only time in their career. The show celebrated the reissue of the Sticky Fingers album and was the opening night of The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour of North America that would run over the next two months. The Blu-ray includes interviews with the band members intercut with full length performances.
Pete Townshend/Scoop ....double CD $20.99
Digitally remastered two CD set featuring 25 of the original demos recorded by Who songwriter Pete Townshend. Many of the tracks ended up as official Who songs ('Behind Blue Eyes,' 'Magic Bus,' 'Bargain,' 'So Sad About Us') while others remained unreleased until this collection's release in 1983. Each of the demos are fully realized, with Townshend playing each instrument, showing the depth and detail of his songwriting skills.
Pete Townshend/Another Scoop ....double CD $20.99
The second collection of original demos recorded by Who songwriter Pete Townshend is available on a digitally remastered two CD set featuring 27 tracks. Many of the tracks ended up as official Who songs ("Pinball Wizard," "Happy Jack," "Substitute," "The Kids Are Alright" etc ... ) while others were unreleased until 1987 when this collection was released.
Pete Townshend/Scoop 3 ....double CD $20.99
Released in 2001, Scoop 3 is a compilation of demos and alternate versions of previous Who songs and new Pete Townshend material. It is the third and last Scoop collection. It contains fewer demos of previous Who songs than the previous Scoop and Another Scoop thus it contains much more recent material than the previous albums. In addition to Who music, the album also contains songs from Townshend's albums such as The Iron Man: A Musical and All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes.
Alice Cooper/Welcome to My Nightmare [Special Edition] ....DVD $16.99
The "Welcome to My Nightmare" concert was filmed at England's legendary Empire Pool, Wembley late in 1975 with the original band. The first ever DVD release of the bonus TV special "The Nightmare" is unlike anything done before. It aired in ABC-TV's "In Concert" time slot in '75 shortly after W.T.M.N.'s release. It tells the story of nightmares experienced by Steven, a sometimes recurring character throughout Alice's songwriting. Also features legendary actor and horror icon Vincent Price.
Van Morrison/Roll with the Punches ....CD $15.99
Van Morrison's 37th studio album - sees him simultaneously hand-picking a selection of rhythm and blues classics (by the likes of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin' Hopkins among others) and recording a set of new self-written songs. It's an album that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of rock'n'roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently brilliant recording artists.
The Golliwogs (aka Creedence Clearwater Revival)/Fight Fire: The Complete Recordings 1964-1967 ....CD $15.99
Before they became one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival were known as The Golliwogs. This comprehensive collection offers CCR fans a unique opportunity to hear the artistic progression of John and Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Doug Clifford. The only collection of music by The Golliwogs, Fight Fire features the band's singles (plus B sides), along with several recordings which were never released at the time. With new liner notes by compilation producer Alec Palao.
Ringo Starr/Give More Love ....CD $14.99
Give More Love, Ringo's 19th studio album features all new recordings with special guests Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, Don Was, Richard Marx, Steve Lukather and more, plus new renditions of previously released tracks like "Photograph" and "You Can't Fight Lightning."
Yusuf Cat Stevens/The Laughing Apple ....CD $15.99
"The Laughing Apple," produced with Paul Samwell-Smith, the original producer behind Yusuf's landmark recordings, including 1970's seminal "Tea for the Tillerman. "The Laughing Apple" follows the common '60s template of combining original songs with covers, though the covers on this album are Yusuf's own. The album's cover features Yusuf's own illustration, the first time since 1972. Yusuf has drawn additional works of art for each of the 11 songs on The Laughing Apple.
Steven Wilson/To the Bone ....CD $13.99
Steven Wilson/To the Bone ....Blu-Ray $17.99
A gloriously dynamic Modernist Pop record, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's fifth offical solo album and his first for Caroline International. Fusing futurist rock and spectral electronics with elegant atmospheres and wild guitars, To the Bone references the hugely ambitious progressive pop records that inspired Wilson in his teens (Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love etc). Lyrically, the album's eleven tracks encompass the paranoid chaos of the post-truth era and the creeping self-loathing of the technology age, as well as steely fly-on-the-wall observations of the everyday lives of religious fundamentalists and a welcome shot or two of wide-eyed escapism. To the Bone is a high definition snapshot of the disconcerting times we live in.
Styx/The Mission ....CD $14.99
Styx's The Mission, is the first studio album of new music in 14 Years. This true Hi-Fidelity analog recording is a return to the band's progressive rock roots, complete with a courageous & visionary concept! A captivating adventure unfolds across 14 tracks with a story set in the future but recorded in the sound of the near past. The mission is a go!
Fairport Convention/Come All Ye - The First Ten Years (1968 To 1978) ....7 CD Box Set $74.99
Formed in London in 1967, Fairport Convention are the hardy perennials of the British Folk scene and are credited with inventing the genre known as folk rock. This 7CD set contains 121 tracks, 55 of which are previously unreleased. Highlights include key tracks from all of their classic albums, single B-sides, BBC Radio Sessions and TV performances.
Jaco Pastorius/Truth Liberty & Soul - Live In NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive! ....double CD $24.99
The 'Truth Liberty & Soul - Live in NYC: The Complete 1982 NPR Jazz Alive!' recording captures Jaco Pastorius leading a 22 piece big band on June 27, 1982 at Avery Fisher Hall in NYC as part of George Wein's Kool Jazz Festival. Featuring top jazz musicians such as; Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Jon Faddis, Frank Wess, Lew Soloff, and Howard Johnson, along with legendary harmonicist Toots Thielemans. This two CD package includes a 100-page book featuring rare photos, essays and interviews.
Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan/Small Town ....CD $16.99
Small Town presents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York's hallowed Village Vanguard. Small Town sees Frisell and Morgan pay homage to jazz elder Lee Konitz with his "Subconscious Lee," and there are several country/blues-accented Frisell originals, including the hauntingly melodic title track. The duo caps the set with an inimitable treatment of John Barry's famous James Bond theme "Goldfinger."
The Who/Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004
....Blu-Ray + double CD $28.99
The Who/Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004 ....DVD + double CD $24.99
In 2004 The Who returned to the Isle of Wight Festival for the first time since their legendary performance in 1970. Their UK concerts in 2004 were the first in their home country since the death of founder member John Entwistle. As the evening shadows lengthened across the festival site, The Who took to the stage and delivered an incendiary performance packed with hit singles and classic album tracks and the concert more than lived up to the fan's expectations and memories of 1970.
Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones/Live at the Checkerboard Lounge ....CD $15.99
This live performance, previously released on DVD, is now being released as standalone CD for the first time. "Checkerboard Lounge: Live in Chicago 1981" captures a very special night in the middle of the Stones mammoth 1981 US tour when the band turned up on their "night off" at Buddy Guy's Checkerboard Lounge blues club in Chicago where Muddy Waters was playing. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart all joined in the performance for a truly memorable night.
The Rolling Stones/Ole Ole Ole! A Trip Across Latin America
The Rolling Stones/Ole Ole Ole! A Trip Across Latin America ....DVD $19.99
The documentary follows the Stones 2016 tour of South America. The filming captures all aspects of the tour; live, interview and behind the scenes. Also included are bonus tracks performed on this tour. The Stones exhibition ends its run this March and is now headed to Chicago, followed by LA
The Rolling Stones/Ladies & Gentlemen ....CD $15.99
This live performance, previously released on DVD, is now being released as standalone CD for the first time. "Ladies & Gentleman" was recorded in Texas on the 1972 "Exile on Main Street" US Tour and is considered by fans to be one of the Rolling Stones finest ever performances.
The Rolling Stones/Some Girls: Live in Texas '78 ....CD $15.99
This live performance, previously released on DVD, is now being released as standalone CD for the first time. "Some Girls: Live in Texas '78" was recorded in Texas, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, shortly after the "Some Girls" album had hit the #1 spot on the US album charts.
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow/Live in Birmingham ....double CD $19.99
Recorded in 2016 in Birmingham during Ritchie Blackmore's highly anticipated return to performing rock music. The show features a mix of Rainbow and Deep Purple classics. Two CD set. In June 2016 legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made his much-anticipated return to rock music as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow played three concerts in Europe, two in Germany and one in England. This set captures the full audio from the British show at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham. The setlist for this show, combining classic tracks from both Deep Purple and Rainbow, includes two tracks from the Mark III Deep Purple era, 'Soldier of Fortune' and 'Burn' that were not included in the German shows. The band was in fantastic form and Ritchie Blackmore proved that he remains one of the finest guitarists of all time.
Gov't Mule/Revolution Come... Revolution Go ....CD
Gov't Mule/Revolution Come... Revolution Go [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $18.99
2017 release. Revolution Come... Revolution Go is the band's 10th studio release and their Fantasy Records debut. Gov't Mule is fronted by Warren Haynes, one of music's most treasured storytellers and most formidable guitarists and vocalists in the modern era. Haynes points out that the album's first single, 'Stone Cold Rage,' represents "the divide that's going on in our country right now." He explains that "even though it was written before the election, it was written knowing that whichever way the results went, we were going to have close to fifty percent of the nation very angry. Musically, it's an aggressive up-tempo rock song that reflects the anger of the lyrics, but with a sense of sarcasm and humor." Gov't Mule has built a reputation as one of the great live bands in the jam community. Deluxe edition includes 6 additional tracks. Gov't Mule has built a reputation as one of the great live bands in the jam community. They will be supporting this album with over a year of dates all around the world beginning in May leading up to the release of Revolution Come... Revolution Go. After a brief run in Europe in June, the band will begin a summer headline amphitheater tour across the US that will include a return to Red Rocks as well as Boston, Charlotte, Raleigh, Atlanta and many more.
George Thorogood/Party of One ....CD $15.99
Party of One is Thorogood's long-awaited tribute to the artists that shaped his musical consciousness. Produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines - the 14 cuts (plus a bonus CD-only track) on Party of One are a potent platter of traditional blues, classics, and modern blues benchmarks. The album sees Thorogood covering blues masters such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, as well as The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan.
The Beach Boys/1967 - Sunshine Tomorrow ....double CD $21.99
This unique two CD compilation pulls together a slew of previously unreleased material from America's favorite band, The Beach Boys. The collection includes the new stereo remix of Wild Honey, as well as unreleased outtakes from the session recordings. Also included are unreleased session tracks from the Smiley Smile sessions and live tracks from Hawaii, Washington, DC and Boston.
The Association/The Association "Live" ....CD $15.99
The Association was one of America's most popular '60s pop bands, with hits like "Along Comes Mary," "Cherish," "Windy," and "Never My Love." The group was also one of the best on-stage groups ever. These qualities were clear on this live album recorded on April 3, 1970. The album features all the previously mentioned hits, as well as fan favorite songs, such as "Enter the Young" and "Requiem for the Masses."
Harry Nillson/Popeye - Music from the Motion Picture ....double CD $17.99
The first CD of this deluxe two CD set of the Popeye soundtrack features the original release from the film and the previously unreleased score from Thomas Pierson. The second disc features previously unreleased soundtrack demos sung by the film's composer, Harry Nilsson, including two songs written for the film but never used, "Everybody's Got to Eat," and "I'd Rather Be Me." Another track, "He Needs Me" has Harry teaching Shelly Duvall how to sing the song.
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