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New Releases: Klaus
Schulze, Anthony Phillips, Porcupine Tree, Tim Bowness, Stomu Yamashta, Synthesizer
Classics, Tales from Yesterday - A Tribute to Yes, Bozzio Levin Stevens, David Bowie, Neil
Young + Promise of the Real, Paul McCartney, Little Feat, Keef Hartley Band, Wallenstein,
Bachdenkel, Eric Johnson, Steve Tibbetts, Fernando Perdomo, Jordan Rudess, Tangerine
Dream, Ed Wynne, Amon Duul, Faust, O.R.k., Primus, Fred Frith & Annie Lewandowski,
Steve Morse, Dream Theater, Ryo Okumoto, Mickey Hart & Planet Drum, Steve Roach,
Klaus Schulze/Deus Arrakis ....CD $18.99
Composer, musician and producer Klaus Schulze rolls out his extensive sounds, plays his legendary sequences and creates this unique 'Schulze atmosphere' for more than 50 years now. With "Deus Arrakis" the electronic legend now presents his new studio album. Through his collaboration with Hans Zimmer for the Oscar-winning soundtrack to the remake of the classic film 'Dune,' desert fever has broken out again in Klaus Schulze. "I needed more of that 'Spice,'" Schulze recounts. "From there I felt completely unleashed and just played and played... at the end of that second private 'Dune' journey I realized: 'Deus Arrakis' became another salute to Frank Herbert and to that great gift of life in general." Since his beginnings in bands like 'Tangerine Dream' and 'Ash Ra Tempel' or in his over 50 solo albums from 'Irrlicht' to Mirage,' 'X' and 'Dune' to 'Farscape,' 'Kontinuum,' Silhouettes' and now 'Deus Arrakis,' in his productions under the pseudonym 'Richard Wahnfried' or the numerous film scores and collaborations with artists like Arthur Brown, Michael Shrieve, Rainer Bloss, Lisa Gerrard or most recently Hans Zimmer: Klaus Schulze has always remained true to his unmistakable way of creating music and yet always remained open to the new, the innovative, the experimental.
Anthony Phillips/Wise After the Event [Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Set $34.99
Esoteric re-press of the 2016 release. Deluxe four disc (three CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition. Features a new stereo mix of the album, a newly remastered version of the original album stereo mix and a CD of demos, out-takes and extras. The set also includes a DVD of a new 5. 1 Surround Sound Mix of the record and a lavishly illustrated booklet with a new essay by Jon Dann featuring interviews with Anthony Phillips and Rupert Hine (the album's producer). Digitally remastered edition of the classic 1978 album Wise After the Event by Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. Produced by Rupert Hine, Wise After the Event was Anthony's second solo album and was a superb blend of instrumental music and songs. The record saw Anthony supported by an able cast of musicians that included Mike Giles and Mel Collins (King Crimson) and John G. Perry (Caravan, Quantum Jump). Featuring such wonderful compositions as "We're All As We Lie," "Now What (Are They Doing to My Little Friends)," "Moonshooter," "Paperchase" and the album's title track, Wise After the Event is a genuine classic of the progressive era.
Porcupine Tree/Closure / Continuation [Deluxe Edition Boxed Set] ....2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $74.99
Deluxe CD/Blu-ray boxset with three bonus tracks, instrumental versions, and high resolution 96/24 stereo, 5.1 and Dolby Atmos versions of the album. Presented in an exclusive art book. 2022 release, the eleventh studio album by British progressive rock band Porcupine Tree. This is Steven Wilson and Co.'s first studio album since 2009's The Incident. Closure / Continuation, is the quintessential Porcupine Tree album. After years of solo endevours from frontman Steven Wilson, the band dusted off some previous songs that were once in play, and perfected them to what you hear today. After over a decade, Porcupine Tree pushes the boundaries of the rock genre again with Closure / Continuation
Tim Bowness/Butterfly Mind ....2 CD Set $18.99
Tim's seventh solo album delivers a thrilling fusion of art rock invention, post-punk energy and epic soulful ballads. Featuring the stellar rhythm section of Richard Jupp (Elbow) and Nick Beggs alongside Ian Anderson, Dave Formula (Magazine), Peter Hammill, Gregory Spawton (Big Big Train), Mark Tranmer (The Montgolfier Brothers / GNAC), Saro Cosentino, Stephen W. Tayler and more. Marking his first studio work with Tim for nearly three decades, former No-Man violinist Ben Coleman also appears on three tracks. Produced by Tim Bowness and Brian Hulse, the album was mixed and mastered by Steven Wilson. The stunning artwork is by Carl Glover.
Stomu Yamashta/Seasons: The Island Albums 1972-1976 ....import 7 CD Box Set $59.99
The first ever boxed set celebrating the work of Stomu Yamashta for Island Records between 1972 and 1976. Remastered set including the albums 'Floating Music,' 'The Man from the East,' 'Freedom Is Frightening,' 'One By One,' 'Raindog,' 'Go' And 'Go... Live from Paris.' Featuring Steve Winwood, Klaus Schulze, Michael Shrieve, Al Di Meola, Hugh Hopper, Gary Boyle, Morris Pert and more. Born in Kyoto, Japan, Yamashta studied music at Kyoto University and Berklee College of Music. His athletic and virtuoso percussion style came to prominence in the early 1970s when his work with the Red Buddha Theatre brought him to Europe. He teamed up with percussionist Morris Pert and members of his band Come to the Edge to record the album 'Floating Music' for Island Records in 1972. This was followed in 1973 by the release of the soundtrack album 'The Man from the East,' which also featured Morris Pert and keyboard player Peter Robinson. Later the same year Yamashta formed the band East Wind with Gary Boyle (guitar), Hugh Hopper (bass) and Brian Gascoigne (keyboards) and recorded the excellent jazz rock album 'Freedom Is Frightening.' This was followed in 1974 by another soundtrack work, 'One By One,' also featuring a fine ensemble of acclaimed jazz and rock musicians. The 1975 album 'Raindog'was met with critical acclaim and featured vocal contributions from singer Murray Head. 1976 would see Yamashta's work reach an ever wider public thanks to his contribution to the soundtrack of the film The Man Who Fell to Earth (starring David Bowie) and the release of his concept album 'Go.' The outstanding record saw him assemble a cast of outstanding musicians such as Steve Winwood (vocals, keyboards), Michael Shrieve (drums), Al Di Meola (guitar), Pat Thrall (guitar), Klaus Schulze (synthesisers) and Rosko Gee (bass). Featuring stunning arrangements by Paul Buckmaster, the album's fusion of rock, jazz and electronics was greeted with much acclaim. The success of 'Go,' led to a series of live concerts in Europe featuring the musicians who had appeared on the album. A concert at the Palais des Sports in Paris in June 1976 was recorded and released later that year.
Various Artists/Synthesizer Classics ....CD $17.99
The modern-day wizards and veteran kinghts of the keyboard reinvent several classic
tracks that laid the foundation of electronic music and influenced thousands of
synth-sational artists and players! Features performaces by such heralded pros as
Yes's Rick Wakeman & Patrick Moraz, Asia's Geoff Downes, Focus' Thijs van Leer and
Larry "Synergy" Fast alongside the next generation including, Dream Theater's
Derek Sherinian and Jordan Rudess! Classic compositions by Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Mike
Oldfield, Jean-Michel Jarre, John Carpenter and more! All new and exclusive recordings!
1 Tubular Bells - Derek Sherinian
2 Magic Fly - Rick Wakeman
3 Pulstar - Geoff Downes
4 Chase - Jordan Rudess
5 Oxygene (Part 4) - Patrick Moraz
6 Escape from New York - Thijs Van Leer
7 Tour de France - Nyte Jewel
8 Visitors - Larry Fast
Various Artists/Tales from Yesterday - A Tribute to Yes ....CD $17.99
Explore the deep musical treasures of prog rock giants Yes on this incredibly collection of revamped Yes songs performed by several supremely talented vocalists and musicians including current and former Yes members! Features performances by Yes alumni Steve Howe, Peter Banks and Patrick Moraz along with renowned veterans Steve Morse (Deep Purple), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), Mike Keneally (Zappa), Robert Berry (3, Ambrosia) and many more! Covert art created by legendary graphic designer Roger Dean who designed all of the Yes's classic album covers!
Bozzio Levin Stevens/Black Light Syndrome ....CD $17.99
Three virtuosos of progressive rock join forces on this mythic 1997 studio album! This album has been heralded as one of the most unique and mesmerizing recordings of it's time with each track being wholly improvised and performed by this immensely talented trio! Ranging in styles from rock to fusion to prog-metal to flamenco - there's something here for everyone to enjoy! Available in a deluxe digipak!
David Bowie/Black Tie White Noise [2021 Remaster] ....CD $15.99
Black tie white noise (2021 remaster) Black Tie White Noise is the 18th studio album by English musician David Bowie, originally released on 5 April 1993.
David Bowie/Buddha of Suburbia [2021 Remaster] ....CD $15.99
Buddha of Suburbia [2021 Remaster] - Originally released on November 8, 1993, The Buddha of Suburbia is David Bowie's 19th studio album. After meeting with Hanif Kureishi, author of the 1990 novel of the same name, Bowie decided to score a British television adaptation of Kureishi's novel. The soundtrack album was poorly promoted and fell into obscurity, until it was reissued in 2007. It is one of Bowie's least known works, yet it is also one of his most innovative and captivating.
David Bowie/1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle) [2021 Remaster] ....CD $15.99
In the cyber-drenched 1990s, David Bowie once again proves himself ahead of the game. Outside is more a monumental collage of techno-war coldness than a mere album. Bowie combines the most essential pieces of each of his previous personas and musical styles to make Outside into an all-too-dense song-cycle with a story-line.
David Bowie/Earthling [2021 Remaster] ....CD $15.99
Earthling [2021 Remaster] - Earthling is the twentieth studio album by David Bowie released in February 1997 via Virgin Records, later reissued on BMG Records. This was the first album Bowie self-produced since his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. Bowie's 1970s experiments in dance music, art-rock and other space-age pop forms helped lay the groundwork for modern styles like ambient and techno and here he comes full circle picking styles and ideas from those he heavily influenced.
David Bowie/'hours...' [2021 Remaster] ....CD $15.99
'hours...' is the 22nd studio album by Bowie, originally released on October 4, 1999, is Bowie's most fearlessly autobiographical works to date. Written solely with longtime collaborator Reeves Gabrels, 'hours...' evoked the bare-bones aesthetic and raw personal nature of the Hunky Dory era - that brief window between the emergence of Bowie's singular songwriting voice and the coming creation of the personae through which it would be filtered. On emotionally charged tracks such as "Thursday's Child, " "Survive" and "The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell, " 'hours...' employs bold introspection in delivering it's deeply personal yet ultimately universal impact.
David Bowie/Toy ....CD $15.99
Toy was recorded following David's Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band to record new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. The plan was to record the album "old school" with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the "surprise drop" album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release Toy at the time.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real/Noise & Flowers
Neil Young + Promise of the Real/Noise & Flowers [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD + Blu-Ray + 2 LP Box Set $85.99
Neil Young + Promise of the Real/Noise & Flowers [SHM] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
Neil Young + Promise of the Real announce a new live album, Noise & Flowers, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release will be accompanied by a similarly titled concert film that's included in the album's 2xLP+CD Deluxe Edition. Noise & Flowers documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young's lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. It's a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as "wondrous." "Playing in his memory [made it] one of the most special tours ever," Young says in the album's liner notes. "We hit the road and took his great spirit with us into every song. This music belongs to no one. It's in the air. Every note was played for music's great friend, Elliot." In paying tribute to the manager who guided Young's career for over a half-century, Noise & Flowers explores all corners of his vast discography. It balances all-timer anthems ("Mr. Soul," "Helpless," "Rockin' in the Free World") with rarely aired '70s deep cuts ("Field of Opportunity," "On the Beach") and '90s gems ("From Hank to Hendrix," "Throw Your Hatred Down"). His frequent backing band since 2015, Promise of the Real effectively bridges the extremes in Young's sound, infusing his raging rockers and country serenades with their casual brilliance and telepathic intuition.
Paul McCartney/McCartney I / II / III ....3 CD Box Set
Paul McCartney/Mccartney I / II / III Box Set [SHM-CD] ....Japanese import 3 CD Box Set $96.99
Paul McCartney - "McCartney I / II / III" - The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes three CDs with three limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.
Little Feat/Waiting for Columbus [Super Deluxe Edition] ....8 CD Box Set $95.99
Waiting for Columbus [Super Deluxe Edition] is an 8-CD boxed set that includes a newly remastered version of the original double album on CD and three unreleased concerts. Waiting for Columbus [Super Deluxe Edition] is the definitive edition of this classic. It includes unreleased live versions of songs that appeared on the original ("Rocket in My Pocket" and "Spanish Moon"), along with several that didn't, like "Cold, Cold, Cold," "Rock and Roll Doctor," "Skin It Back" and a cover of Allen Toussaint's "On Your Way Down.
Keef Hartley Band/Sinnin' for You: The Albums 1969-1973 ....import 7 CD Box Set $67.99
A new seven disc boxed set anthology celebrating the music of Keef Hartley. Featuring 67 tracks including the albums 'Halfbreed,' 'The Battle of North West Six,' 'The Time Is Near,' 'Overdog,' 'Little Big Band,' 'Seventy Second Brave' and 'Lancashire Hustler.' With 15 bonus tracks drawn from rare live recordings and singles, all newly remastered, including an illustrated book with essay. Keef Hartley first came to prominence as a member of the British R&B group The Artwoods before joining John Mayall's Bluesbreakers in 1967 before leaving to form the first line-up of his own band. With Miller Anderson (guitar, vocals), Gary Thain (bass), Peter Dines (keyboards), Spit James (guitar) and a horn section that was a "who's who" of British jazz (Henry Lowther, Chris Mercer, Lyn Dobson and Harry Beckett), Hartley recorded his first album for Decca's Deram label in March 1969. Now regarded as a classic of the genre, 'Halfbreed' was a fine example of the fusion of rock, jazz and blues which would become the blueprint of the Keef Hartley Band. 'The Battle of North West Six,' issued in October 1969, heralded a period of popularity for the band on the live circuit and followed a US tour which saw the band perform at the Woodstock Festival. 'The Time Is Near,' issued in the Spring of 1970, was one of the band's most successful albums, while 'Overdog,' issued in 1971, headed in a rock direction and was perhaps the band's best album featuring such classic tracks as 'Roundabout' and 'Theme Song / en Route' with a guest appearance by Jon Hiseman of Colosseum. Following the album's release Hartley formed his own big band with a large horn section and performed a series of oncerts, including a show at the Marquee Club in London which was released as the album 'Little Big Band.' By this time, Miller Anderson had departed to pursue a solo career. The 1972 album 'Seventy Second Brave' would feature contributions from a variety of musicians and would be the last album to feature Gary Thain on bass before his departure to Uriah Heep. Hartley's final album for Deram was 1973's 'Lancashire Hustler,' a fine record which featured guest appearances by Robert Palmer, Elkie Brooks and other members of Vinegar Joe.
Wallenstein/Cosmic Century ....import CD $18.99
In the eartly seventies Wallenstein was one of the leading bands of Kraut Rock with a blend of classical rock with more forceful and spacey sounding music. Some members of Wallenstein, Jurgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf became involved in The Cosmic Jokers with Manuel Gottsching and Klaus Schulze then of Ash Ra Tempel. Harald Grosskopf went on to work with Klaus Schulze and Ashra as well as being a member of YOU and releasing numerous solo works. Cosmic Century was their third album recorded in 1973 and features - Bill Barone / electric guitar; Jurgen Dollase / keyboards, Mellotron, vibraphon, vocals; Harald Grosskopf / drums, percussion; Dieter Meier / bass; Joachim Reiser / violin.
Bachdenkel/Rise & Fall: The Anthology ....import 3 CD Set $39.99
First-ever complete anthology of melodic UK progressive rock band Bachdenkel who issued two superb albums in the '70s. Includes numerous previously-unreleased studio out-takes and live cuts plus late '60s psych-pop demos under the previous name U-No-Who. Dubbed "Britain's greatest unknown group" in late 1970 by the former editor of the International Times' music section, Bachdenkel would remain a cult act, their brace of albums belatedly attracting the attention of collectors and the admiration of fellow musicians like the band Mercury Rev. Having come together in Birmingham in 1968, Bachdenkel were initially part of the burgeoning local underground scene, but would spend most of their career in France. In June 1970 they booked time at a studio in Paris to record debut album 'Lemmings.' Sessions took on prodigious proportions, but with an acceptable UK/US major label deal failing to materialize, the record was only issued in France some three years later. The late 1975 recording of second album 'Stalingrad' was a less complicated experience, but it again proved difficult to place. Eventually the set was self-issued in 1977, when its appearance unfortunately coincided with the punk explosion. A three-CD set, 'Rise and Fall' is the first complete anthology of this ill-fated but hugely talented band. It features both of their albums and adds contemporaneous out-takes, alternative versions, demos and live cuts as well as some 1967-68 demo recordings by pre-Bachdenkel outfit U-No-Who, who briefly attracted the interest of the newly-formed Apple organization.
Eric Johnson/The Book of Making ....CD $15.99
Eric Johnson/Yesterday Meets Today ....CD $15.99
During the pandemic, some people baked, others indulged in TV binge-watching. Eric Johnson emerged with two albums - The Book of Making and Yesterday Meets Today - featuring nine songs on each LP. The Grammy-winning, multi-genre guitarist took inventory - both emotionally and musically - delving into the many unfinished tracks, outtakes, demos, and sonic ideas in his archive to compile the 18 songs that ultimately ended up on the albums.
Steve Tibbetts/Hellbound Train: An Anthology ....2 CD Set $29.99
Hellbound Train is a retrospective from Steve Tibbetts with music selected by the guitarist from his 40 years of recordings for ECM, neatly divided into electric and acoustic chapters. With its liquid melodies, textures, hypnotic patterns, and pulsations subtly influenced by music of many cultures, it's an ideal introduction to his unique body of work. At different times Tibbetts might seem closer to minimalism, alternate rock, or ambient music, yet his artistic signature is unmistakable.
Fernando Perdomo/Out to Sea 4 ....import CD $20.99
'Out to Sea 4' continues on from Fernando Perdomo's Out to Sea Trilogy of instrumental guitar albums that bring back the sound and vibe of '70s prog. Again Perdomo plays all the instruments and Paul Whitehead provides the cover painting. Providing brand new and exquisite artwork. Of the album Perdomo says "I feel like this album is a culmination of what I accomplished with the first three albums. 'Out to Sea 4' is the most intense album I have made so far." Fernando Jose Perdomo is an American musician best known for his work as a producer and session bassist and guitarist. A former member of Dreaming in Stereo, he has released music under his own name and as Raseda, Encino Evil, Stones and Black Galaxy and produced and remixed many artists from Andy Pratt to Todd Rundgren.
Jordan Rudess/The Road Home ....CD $17.99
Keyboard savant Jordan Rudess, best known for his role with prog metal giants Dream Theater, offers new interpretations of old classics on this 2007 studio album! This album includes Rudess's unique twists on Genesis's "Dance on a Volcano," ELP's beloved epic "Tarkus," Gentle Giant's "Just the Same" plus compositions by Yes, King Crimson, and more! Features guest perforamnces by vocalist Kip Winger, guitarist Bumblefoot, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree, Ed Wynne of Ozric Tentacles and more!
Jordan Rudess/Feeding the Wheel ....CD $17.99
Brand new reissue of the 2001 album from one of the most fearless adventurers in music right now, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess! This stunning album ranges from mindblowing rock fusion to epic progressive metal! Features an incredible array of talented guests including drummer Terry Bozzio, Steve Morse, DT bandmate John Petrucci, superstar bassist Billy Sheehan and more!
Tangerine Dream/Miracle Mile [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ....2 CD Set $19.99
Miracle Mile is presented on two CDs, newly remastered, with previously unreleased music and exclusive liner notes. Composed for the 1989 thriller written and directed by Steve De Jarnatt (CHERRY 2000), starring Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, Mykelti Williams, John Agar, Denise Crosby. Two CD Set includes the complete film score, music effects and the soundtrack album, 34 tracks total.
Tangerine Dream/Shy People [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ....CD $17.99
Dragon's Domain Records is excited to bring Shy People back into the marketplace, newly remastered by Digital Outland with previously unreleased bonus tracks. The booklet includes exclusive liner notes written by author Randall Larson, with the participation of composer Paul Haslinger and music editior Virginia Ellsworth. To score Shy People, director Andrei Konchalovski, who was a classically trained musician himself, was looking for someone to create an extra dimension through the music that would enhance the visual qualities of his film. Konchalovsky flew to West Berlin and met with band members Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Paul Haslinger in their studio to discuss in detail his preferences for the music, staying for several weeks as the process developed. When scoring films in their Berlin studio in those days Tangerine Dream would deliver their finished music mix to the production company and from then on wouldn't be involved with the final mix. In Shy People's case, it was left to Konchalovsky and supervising music editor Virginia Ellsworth and her team (assistant music editors Robin Katz and John Ganem) to edit the tracks and place them against scenes that Konchalovsky felt they'd be most effective. The band would be responsible for shaping the music into a listenable presentation. The score for Near Dark was produced around the same time as Shy People and both scores show a remarkable growth in the evolution of the band's sound.
Tangerine Dream/The Park Is Mine [Original Soundtrack] ....CD $18.99
On this album Tangerine Dream consists of Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Johannes Schmoelling. BSX Records has reissued this score from the '80s cult classic with improved sound by mastering engineer, James Nelson. A must have for hardcore Tangerine Dream fans!
Ed Wynne/Tumbling through the Floativerse ....CD $16.99
Ed Wynne's 2022 solo album Tumbling through the Floativerse sees Ed teaming up with Gre Vanderloo (Gracerooms). "I've always enjoyed the synth orientated musical worlds he creates with his project Gracerooms," says Ed of his new collaborator. "Shortly before lockdown 2020, whilst making the early stages of the recent Ozric Tentacles album Space for the Earth, we decided to try and make some tunes together. Gre came over from Holland where he lives to the Blue Bubble Studio here in Fife and we started recording pretty much straight away. We ended up with about six definite starting points, which then developed and unfolded into a harmonic realm we referred to as 'The Floativerse' - a place where you might escape gravity for a moment." Featuring guest appearances from Gracerooms bassist, Paul Klaessen and longterm Ozrics synth player Silas Neptune, the album was recorded at Ozrics head quarters; Blue Bubble Studios, engineered and produced by Ed Wynne and mastered by Adam Goodlet. The mind-bending artwork comes courtesy of Valerie Fangman.
Amon Duul/Paradieswarts Duul ....import CD $18.99
Paradieswarts Duul is a 1970 psychedelic rock album by the German band Amon Duul. It was the final Amon Duul (I) album to be recorded. In contrast to the communal, free-form improvisations of the earlier Amon Duul albums (generally thought to have all been recorded in a single "jam session" with various commune members coming and going throughout), Paradieswarts Duul was recorded with a smaller, more stable lineup of musicians. The pastoral, folk-influenced sound of the record has been compared to the gentler work of American bands Love and The Velvet Underground. The first word of the title is a German construction meaning "paradise-wards", as in "towards paradise." Though the groups had split apart some years before due to differing musical aims, the album features contributions from Amon Duul II members John Weinzierl and Chris 'Shrat' Thiele on the track "Paramechanische Welt." In turn Rainer and Ulrich of Amon Duul (I) had appeared on the track "Sandoz in the Rain" on Amon Duul II's album Yeti, recorded the same year.
Faust/The Faust Tapes ....import CD $19.99
Reissue, originally released in 1973. There's something perversely fabulous about the thought of this warped masterwork wandering into 60,000 unsuspecting British homes in 1973. Faust's second-and-a-half album hit the shops to celebrate their signing to the nascent Virgin Records, who were looking to take advantage of the zeitgeist for German music at that time. Undeterred by the fact the band's unwillingness to engage with the commercial landscape had seen them dropped from Polydor, Branson and company cooked up a suitably spectacular marketing strategy, selling the LP for 49p, the bargain price of a single. What was lurking within the grooves was a condensed collage of outtakes, oddities, sketches and samples previously known to the band's nearest and dearest as The Faust Party Tapes - and how you wish you'd been to those parties. Cacophonous keys and roaring drones splinter into a deranged hybrid of tumbling toms and yelping vocals; committed experimentalism which in no way prepares you for the beautiful ballad which follows. Armed with acoustic guitar, playful piano and panning vocals, Faust fashion a pastoral idyll imbued with the most profound yearning.
O.R.k./Inflamed Rides ....CD $14.99
Re-released on KScope. Drawing on the singular talents of vocalist Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (Berserk!, Obake), guitarist Carmelo Pipitone and a rhythm section comprising Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Inflamed Rides is an intriguing collaborative debut release which defies easy categorization. A primordial and energetic fusion of playful acoustic psychedelia, precise math rock and intense ambient electronica, O.R.k provide a soundscape rich with controlled chaos. 'A forward-thinking punch in the face of complacency!' - O.R.k.
Primus/Conspiranoid ....EP CD $12.99
The first, completely original Primus music in over a decade comes in the form of a 3-song EP. It kicks off with the 12-minute epic, "Conspiranoia," exploring the absurdity and darkness bubbling up in the contemporary world, perpetuated, as frontman Les Claypool says, "by anyone with a slight hint of web design aptitude." He goes on, "Because all three songs were bred in an odd time of divide, confusion, angst, frustration, and social senility, the title 'Conspiranoid' seemed appropriate."
Fred Frith & Annie Lewandowski/Long As in Short, Walk As in Run ....CD $19.99
Fred Frith is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer, and improvisor. Probably best known for his guitar work, Frith first came to attention as one of the founding members of the English avant-rock group Henry Cow. He was also a member of the groups Art Bears, Massacre, and Skeleton Crew. Annie Lewandowski is a composer and performer who works in song and improvisation.
Steve Morse/Major Impacts 2 ....CD $17.99
Reissue of the brilliant, diverse 2004 album by guitar extraordinaire, Steve Morse! This is the second in a series of solo albums where Morse explores the sounds, artists and songs that have influenced and inspired him throughout the years, from Bach to Skynyrd, ELP to Celtic folk! Includes detailed liner notes written by Morse explaining how each song impacted Morse's development as a player and songwriter!
Dream Theater/Lost Not Forgotten Archives: Live in Berlin - 2019 ....2 CD Set $18.99
A brand-new addition to Dream Theater's extensive 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives' project, 'Live in Berlin - 2019' documents one of the band's first live European appearances supporting the critically acclaimed 'Distance over Time' album, also released that year. Featuring some of the most popular tracks from that record including 'Barstool Warrior' and 'Pale Blue Dot,' as well as long-standing entries from Dream Theater's esteemed catalogue including 'The Dance of Eternity,' 'Peruvian Skies' and 'Lie.' This release represents the most recently recorded entry into the series to date, and is once again an exhilarating insight into one of the latest chapters of the band's career.
Ryo Okumoto/The Myth of Mostrophus ....CD $16.99
Ryo Okumoto, long-time keyboardist for prog rock group Spock's Beard, is pleased to announce his new solo album 'The Myth of the Mostrophus.' The six song prog extravaganza features Okumoto's signaturestyle accompanied by the talents of a who's who of progressive rock. The album features guest appearances by a number of incredible musicians including current and former Spock's Beard bandmates: Steve Hackett, Mike Keneally, Nick D'Virgilio, Al Morse, Dave Meros, Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan, Jonathan Mover, Marc Bonila, Lyle Workman, Randy McStine and more!
Mickey Hart & Planet Drum/In the Groove ....CD $15.99
In the Groove is an album by Planet Drum, a percussion-based world music ensemble led by Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo. In the Groove is Planet Drum's third album, following Planet Drum and Global Drum Project.
Steve Roach/What Remains ....CD $17.99
Electronic Ambient. Deep emotion, soulful longing and vast interweaves of sonic epiphanies of grace and beauty are immersed and nourished in a balance of darkness and light. The four distinct - yet allied - movements progress as one stylist space opens to the next, each emerging from the resonance of the previous piece.
Amon Duul/Paradieswars Duul [Paper Sleeve, Remaster] ....Japanese
import CD $49.99
Jade Warrior/Jade Warrior [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve, Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Jade Warrior/Last Autumn's Dream [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve, Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
Jade Warrior/Released [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve, Remaster] ....Japanese import CD $49.99
The Move/The Move Complete Collection 1966-1970 - 2022 [Remaster] ....Japanese import 11 CD Set $279.99
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If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.
New Releases: Robert
Fripp, Celebrating the Dragon: Tributo a John Wetton, Yes, Alan Parsons, Focus, Greg Lake
& Geoff Downes, Greenslade, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, The Aristocrats with Primuz
Chamber Orchestra, Simon Phillips, Tony Williams, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Steve Smith
& Vital Information, Sun Ra, Larry Coryell, Jeff Beck, Klaus Schulze, Ryuichi Sakamoto
& Alva Noto, Barclay James Harvest, Steeleye Span, Babe Ruth, Omega, Prog Collective,
Guru Guru, Samurai of Prog, Derek Sherinian, Elton John, Tommy Shaw, Snowy White, Allman
Brothers Band, Gypsy, Philip Glass, Steve Jolliffe, Ozric Tentacles, K. Leimer, Moebius,
Experimental Audio Research, Japanese Releases
Robert Fripp/Exposure [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD
Robert Fripp/Exposure - Fourth Edition [Steven Wilson Mix] ....import vinyl LP $45.99
Robert Fripp/Exposures [Super Deluxe Edition] ....multi-disc CDs + DVDs + Blu-Rays Boxset $245.99
Exposures contains the complete collection of Robert Fripp's studio and live solo material from 1977-1983, covering the period from the first Exposure sessions to the end of The League of Gentlemen and final Frippertronics concerts. Featuring 32 discs (25xCD/4xDVD audio/4xBlu-Ray audio) and presented in a 12" box with a 48 page booklet containing extensive notes by Sid Smith and Al Okada plus memorabilia such as tickets, posters, press releases and more. Highlights include: Steven Wilson Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround and 24/96 hi-res stereo mixes; David Singleton mixes in DTS-HD Surround (Quad/4.1) and in hi-res stereo; all editions/versions of Exposure, original masters and additional material (including previously unreleased) in hi-res stereo audio; complete DGM archive of Frippertronics loops, masters and performances (68 hours of music in 24/48 hi-res stereo); original mixes newly mastered plus studio/live discs featuring previously unreleased music. CD/DVD (with 5.1 and more) and double 200g LP editions of the Steven Wilson mixed version of the Fourth Version of Exposure will also be available. This will be a late May release. Order early as it's likely to sell out quickly.
Robert Fripp/Let the Power Fall: An Album of Frippertronics
[Remastered & Expanded] ....CD $17.99
Robert Fripp/God Save the Queen + Under Heavy Manners [Remastered & Expanded] ....CD $17.99
A 2021 remaster - by David Singleton - of Robert Fripp's 1981 album of Frippertronics, Let the Power Fall. Available on CD for the first time in decades, this edition contains three extra tracks. Let the Power Fall is the only full album of Frippertronics released during the original vinyl era and within two years of the original tour of shops/offices/restaurants that acted as venues for the concerts. Unavailable in any format for many years this CD reissue also features three additional tracks discovered as part of the archive work for the Exposures multi-disc boxed set - a single edit of 1984 and two mixes of another track given the same name at the time of mixing and all three previously unreleased on individual CD. Also coming, a 2021 remaster - by David Singleton - of Robert Fripp's seminal 1980 release God Save The Queen / Under Heavy Manners. Unavailable for decades, this CD edition contains two extra tracks, comprising almost half an hour of additional material, one unavailable since the 1990s and the second newly released. Containing one side of Frippertronics and another - featuring David Byrne plus a rhythm section of Busta Jones and Paul Duskin - of what came to be referred to Discotronics, the album provides a fascinating snapshot of Fripp's creative endeavours during the Post-Punk era. Two additional tracks feature the 1985 issued 'God Save the King' - originally released as part of a compilation CD that also featured League of Gentlemen material and the 'Music on Hold' jam / track that was discovered as part of the archive work for the Exposures multi-disc boxed set.
Various Artists/Celebrating the Dragon: Tributo a John Wetton ....import 2 CD Set $42.99
From the Italian progressive rock indi label Ma.Ra.Cash Records comes this two CD set in tribute to John Wetton. Featuring 21 tracks with such artists as Richard W. Palmer-James, Andy Tillison of The Tangent, Alex Carpani, Saro Cosentino, Moongarden, Andrea Chimenti and many, many more, this tribute covers songs by King Crimson, UK and Asia as well as Wetton's solo works.
Yes/Beyond & Before - BBC Recordings 1969-1970 ....2 CD Set $22.99
Special two CD collection of early recordings for BBC radio by legendary progressive rock band Yes! Original Yes line-up of Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Bill Bruford, Tony Kaye, and Peter Banks! Includes radical reworkings of classic songs by Stephen Stills ("Everdays"), the Beatles ("Every Little Thing"), and "Something's Coming" from the "West Side Story" PLUS several original Yes compositions!
Alan Parsons/From the New World ....CD $14.99
Alan Parsons/From the New World ....CD + DVD $18.99
2022 studio album by the legendary Alan Parsons. The eleven-time Grammy nominated legendary music icon and master of progressive rock released his last studio album The Secret in April 2019. From the New World features the classic sounds Parsons has become known for in his impressive career, with progressive, symphonic, and classic rock elements all touched upon on this stunning album. Guest appearances from the likes of renowned guitarist and singer Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Shaw of Styx, vocalist David Pack (Ambrosia), and vocalist James Durbin add wonderful atmosphere to the stunning performances by Alan and his incredible backing band.
Focus/Live in Europe ....import 2 CD Set $18.99
Cherry Red re-press of 2016 release. Two CD edition. Live release from the Dutch prog rock band. Focus is known around the world for its iconic albums, including the hits 'Hocus Pocus,' 'Sylvia' and 'House of the King.' All three of these hits appear on this official release. Focus Live in Europe features the Focus 9 line-up of Thijs Van Leer, Pierre Van Der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and Niels Van Der Steenhoven. The album has only ever been available as a merchandise item sold by the band... until now.
Greg Lake & Geoff Downes/Ride the Tiger ....import CD $17.99
Cherry Red re-press of 2015 release. Greg Lake is the co-founder of King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP). Greg wrote the hit "Lucky Man" and co-wrote 'I Believe in Father Christmas' among so many others. Geoff Downes is the keyboardist in The Buggles, Asia and Yes. Geoff co-wrote the hits 'Video Killed the Radio Star' and 'Heat of the Moment.' Ride the Tiger contains six songs which the duo wrote together - one went on to became an Asia song and two became ELP songs. Four of these tracks have been released on compilations before, but this is the first time they have been collected together with two previously unreleased tracks plus one alternate mix.
Greenslade/Time and Tide [Remastered Expanded Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $22.99
Esoteric re-press of this 2019 release. Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 2 CD edition of the classic 1975 album, Time and Tide by Greenslade. Formed in 1972 by former Colosseum keyboard player Dave Greenslade, the band also featured former Web and Samurai member Dave Lawson (keyboards, vocals), former Colosseum bass player Tony Reeves and drummer Andrew McCulloch (formerly with King Crimson and Fields). The calibre of the members of Greenslade ensured that the group would be innovative, ground breaking and dynamic in their musical approach and would also be notable due to the absence of a guitarist within their ranks. Following the release of the album Spyglass Guest, Tony Reeves departed the band and was replaced by Martin Briley, who was to feature on the band's next album. Originally issued in May 1975, Time and Tide was the band's final album of the 1970s and was a fine record that featured such compositions as 'Flattery Stakes,' 'Waltz for a Fallen Idol,' 'Newsworth' and 'The Ass's Ears.' Considered by many to be a band at their finest on stage, this expanded edition of Time and Tide includes a bonus CD featuring a superb sixty-minute concert recorded for Swedish Radio in March 1975 in Stockholm, re-mastered from the original Swedish Radio master tapes, offering a glimpse of the excellence of this short-lived line-up of band in a live environment and released officially for the very first time. This Esoteric Recordings expanded edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet and includes an essay by Malcolm Dome and exclusive interviews with Dave Greenslade and Dave Lawson.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Toast ....CD $17.99
2022 archive release of a seven song unreleased album from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, recorded at Toast studio in San Francisco in late 2000 and early 2001. It was shelved at the time and Are You Passionate was the next album Neil released. Different versions of 4 songs appeared on Are You Passionate, but the other 3 songs are completely unreleased ("Timberline", "Gateway of Love" and "Standing in the Light). This is one of the legendary "lost" albums in Neil's catalog.
The Aristocrats with Primuz Chamber Orchestra/The Aristocrats with Primuz Chamber Orchestra ....CD$15.99
Fusion supergroup The Aristocrats collides with the classical Primuz Chamber Orchestra! Who will survive? "This project began when we randomly stumbled upon a YouTube video of Primuz Chamber Orchestra performing one of our songs as reimagined by composer/arranger Wojtek Lemanski. Their flawless execution of a highly challenging arrangement (which was startlingly inventive and yet remained entirely faithful to the spirit of the original composition!) inspired us to reach out and propose a collaboration. The process ultimately led to this album, which comprises nine trio performances taken from our previous studio albums, remixed by Forrester Savell and transformed by the orchestra's rendition of Wojtek's string arrangements. This approach enabled Wojtek to create orchestrations that treated many of the spontaneous, improvised elements from our original "band in a room" takes as if they had been part of the actual compositions... yielding some unique results! We're truly proud of the way this project turned out... and we're profoundly grateful that serendipity somehow brought us all together for this collaboration. Enjoy!" - The Aristocrats - Bryan Beller (bass), Marco Minnemann (drums) & Govan Guthrie (guitar)
Simon Phillips/Protocol I ....CD $16.99
Originally released in 1989, the first Protocol album became the blueprint for four stellar jazz/fusion records to appear more than 20 years thereafter. These tracks are the original demos on which Simon played all the instruments. His keyboard sound might just remind you of a certain Jan Hammer! Guitar parts were added on just three tunes. Later, a variety of musicians would use the demos as guides to re-interpret the material on future Protocol recordings. While this album was made available as part of Simon's 6-CD box set in 2019, this is the first time it has been reissued as a stand-alone CD. (And yes, it is different than the streaming version, with 5 additional tracks!) Protocol comes in a beautiful 6-panel package, complete with technical liner notes and vintage photos from the maestro himself!
Simon Phillips/Protocol II [SHM Japanese Pressing] ....Japanese
Simon Phillips/Protocol IV ....CD $16.99
Simon Phillips/Protocol V ....CD $16.99
Tony Williams/Play or Die ....CD $18.99
Tony Williams certainly counts among those unique drummers in jazz today, whose work has had a lasting influence on styles and still does. At the tender age of 16, saxophonist Jackie McLean brought him to his band in New York. He also made his first recording with McLean. Soon after, aged 17, Williams was already making a splash in the second Miles Davis Quintet. Almost twenty years later, in 1980, on May 30 and 31, Tony Williams went to the Zuckerfabrik recording studio in Stuttgart, Germany, together with Tom Grant (keyboards, synthesizer, he joined this band on the recommendation of Jeff Lorber) and Patrick O'Hearn (bass, synthesizer, from Missing Persons and Frank Zappa). In the 1970s and early 1980s, this studio was an illustrious address for audio productions of all kinds. Larry Coryell, Wolfgang Dauner, Stephane Grappeli, Elvin Jones, Martin Kolbe + Ralf Illenberger, Volker Kriegel, Alphonse Mouzon, John Scofield and the United Jazz + Rock Ensemble recorded there, to name just a few. Tony Williams and Peter Schnyder co-produced the recording. The album was recorded in just two days and mixed right there in the studio. This timeless album, released in an edition of only 500 copies, was hardly promoted at the time and may therefore have remained unknown to one or the other. All the better that now for the first time since the release of the vinyl it is also available on CD, with a significantly improved sound.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/A Part and Yet Apart ....import CD $22.99
The fifth album from Bill Bruford's Earthworks, originally released in 1999. Featuring pianist Steve Hamilton who trained in the US, and played with Bobby Hutcherson, Freddie Hubbard and Gary Burton among others; with Patrick Clahar, the fast-rising London tenorist best known for his work with Incognito, and Mark Hodgson on bass. Following his mid '90s sojourn with King Crimson, drummer Bill Bruford returned to the scene with his fully-acoustic Earthworks Mark II, which hit the ground running in 1999 with 'A Part and Yet Apart.' Having effectively jettisoned electronic percussion Earthworks revisited the acoustic sax-piano-bass-drums line up with it's muscular, visceral acoustic fusion. This album has been out of print for some time and this re-release is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen personally by Bill Bruford.
Steve Smith & Vital Information/Complete Columbia Recordings ....4 CD Set $26.99
Wounded Bird Records has released the first four Steve Smith & Vital Information albums in a four CD set. Originally recorded for Columbia Records, the albums have been newly mastered from original 1/4" masters & sound far better than the original releases. Two bonus tracks included. Featured players: Steve Smith, Tim Landers, David Wilczewski, Mike Stern, Dean Brown, Barry Finnerty, Frank Gambale, Andy Narell, Tom Coster, Jay Oliver, Lenny Castro, Mike Fisher & Armando Peraza.
Sun Ra/Ra to the Rescue ....CD $16.99
One of the rarer albums in the Sun Ra canon, RttR originally entered our orbit in 1983, mystifying listeners and confounding Ra fanatics with the minimal info on the Saturn pressing. Recorded at several locations over several years (including legendary avant-garde arts enclave, the Squat Theater in NYC), the tracks here include everything from Ra's sci-fi synthesizer insanity, Marshall Allen's skronking sax, an excellent Arkestra vocal track 'They Plan to Leave,' and so much more. Available on CD for the first time! Mystery Mr. Ra, When Spaceships Appear (Ra To The Rescue Ch. 1), Back Alley Blues (Fragile Emotion Blues), Drummerlistics, Children Of The Sun, Cosmo-Party Blues, Space Shuttle (Ra To The Rescue Ch. 2), Fate In A Pleasant Mood, They Plan To Leave When Lights Are Dark (Back Alley Blues Alternate).
Larry Coryell/Live at the Sugar Club: Dublin 2016 ....CD $15.99
Larry Coryell: Guitar virtuoso, performer and composer of jazz and jazz- rock. Master of guitar improvisation, known in the jazz world as the "Godfather of Fusion." Larry's highly acclaimed improvised guitar stylings and compositions positioned him as one of the first innovators of the jazz-rock fusion movement in the late 1960s. A true legend and well established in the history books of jazz music, Larry knew and played with many of the well known jazz and rock greats of the 20th and 21st Centuries such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Chet Atkins, Chico Hamilton, Gary Burton, Chick Corea and Miles Davis. Larry's "Last Swing in Ireland" was his last visit to the Emerald Aisle and he made a lasting impression at Hellfire Studios and The Sugar Club with his favorite Irish rhythm section, Kevin Brady and Dave Redmond in May of 2016. They rock and they swing and everything in between.
Jeff Beck/Who Else! ....import CD $20.99
CD reissue. Jeff Beck's seventh solo album is a mix of styles blended from all the musicians performing it. The line-up includes Jennifer Batten (female guitar player who did three tours with Michael Jackson). 'Who Else!' marks an impressive return by the master of guitar after an hiatus of ten years. "What Mamma Said" is an explosive opener to an explosive album. Here we are introduced to Jennifer Batten, Jeff's composing and second guitarist/midi keyboard partner. The second track, "Psycho Sam" could not have been named more perfectly. "Brush with the Blues," the third song, is arguably one of the best tracks of Jeff's entire career. "Hip-Notica" is a fun tune and features some excellent organ-midi work by Ms. Batten.
Klaus Schulze/Big in Japan - Live in Tokyo 2010 ....import 2 CD + DVD Set $22.99
Two CDs & bonus DVD. The Big in Japan album by Klaus Schulze was originally released on April 19, 2011 on the Made in Germany label. German synth master Klaus Schulze came to prominence in the '70s with albums like Timewind, Cyborg, and Moondawn and has a sizable cult audience. He passed away on April 26, 2022. Big in Japan was recorded in Japan in 2010, it clearly shows that while generally speaking, he's who he always was, his music has evolved over time. Indeed, this performance is notable for featuring Schulze on electric guitar (on Sequencers Are Beautiful) as well as more percussion than usual on La Joyeuse Apocalypse.
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto/Insen [Remastered] ....import CD $21.99
A musical game of chess played by electronic musicians Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Sakamoto begins using the old Karkowski frontal attack, but Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) counters, employing the little used but highly effective Yellow Magic defense. Ivories are tickled, knobs are twiddled and long phrases of white-room-with-black-curtain electronica are pushed across a lovely parquet floor with a feather duster made of the finest peacock plumage.
Barclay James Harvest/Octoberon ....import CD + DVD Set $24.99
2022 repress of the 2017 deluxe, remastered and expanded edition of BJH's 1976 classic Octoberon. One of the band's most beloved albums, Octoberon features two of the finest BJH mini-epics in Ra and Suicide?. This edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a remaster of the original album mix, along with stunning 2017 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album. The DVD (region free / NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes plus two rare promotional films of 'Rock and Roll Star' and 'The World Goes On' (taken from The Old Grey Whistle Test). In addition there are six further bonus tracks. The digipak presentation includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.
Steeleye Span/Good Times of Old England: Steeleye Span 1972-1983 ....import 12 CD Box Set $59.99
Steeleye Span are amongst the biggest and most commercially successful folk rock bands. Their career, spanning over 50 years, has seen them achieve 4 Top 40 albums and 2 Top 20 singles as well as countless sold out live shows. Through an everchanging line up, their popularity has continued to this day. This collection brings together their recordings over an 11 year tenure with Chrysalis Records covering the years 1972-1983. Housed in a clamshell box with a 56 page perfect bound book, there are 145 tracks, (46 unreleased) over 12 CDs include a number of unreleased studio tracks including an expanded version of New York Girls (featuring Peter Sellers), a studio take of The Devil's Dream, three previously unavailable additional live tracks from the "Live at Last" album, an Australian only live album, as well as two completely new live concerts from The Rainbow Theatre in London from 1974 and the Boston Berklee Performance Centre from 1976. The Rainbow show in particular has been the subject of much speculation with a small selection of tracks appearing on various low quality bootlegs over the years. The band are undertaking a (delayed) 50 year celebratory UK tour with 17 dates in May and a further 7 dates in October.
Babe Ruth/Darker than Blue: The Harvest Years 1972-1975 ....import 3 CD Set $38.99
New thre CD clamshell boxed set of the albums and singles by the band babe ruth recorded for the harvest label between 1972 and 1975. Featuring the albums 'First Base,' 'Amar Caballero' and 'Babe Ruth.' Newly remastered from the original Harvest master tapes with an illustrated booklet featuring an essay. Babe Ruth was formed in Hatfield in 1970 by guitarist Alan Shacklock and featured vocalist Janita "Jenny" Haan, bassist Dave Hewitt and drummer Jeff Allen. Their unique brand of soulful progressive rock soon gained many admirers and in 1972 they signed a contract with EMI Records' progressive imprint, Harvest. By this time Jeff Allen had departed and Dick Powell joined on drums. The band's line-up was also expanded by the arrival of keyboard player Dave Punshon. Babe Ruth stood out from many of their labelmates, partly due to Haan's vocals and through the band's ability to generate a soulful edge to their music. Their debut album, 'First Base' was issued in 1972 and featured the classic tracks 'Wells Fargo' and 'The Mexican' which gained considerable air play in Canada and the USA, but the record inexplicably failed to match this success in the UK. The arrival of Chris Holmes on keyboards and new drummer Ed Spevock in 1974 saw them follow their debut with 'Amar Caballero,' before the band's final album for Harvest in 1975, the eponymous 'Babe Ruth' which was a hit in the USA and Canada and featured the band's memorable cover of the theme from the film A Fistful Of Dollars and the Curtis Mayfield composition 'We People Darker Than Blue.' Soon after the album's release Alan Shacklock departed the band (to be replaced by Bernie Marsden) and Babe Ruth moved labels to Capitol Records.
Omega/Time Robber & Skyrover ....import 2 CD Set $22.99
Part three of the re-releases from the most successful years of Omega on the Bacillus - label of producer Peter Hauke, this time with the albums "Time Robber" and "Skyrover." "Time Robber" (1976) was Omega's breakthrough in the West and sold over two million copies. "Skyrover" (1977) was every bit the equal to it's immensely successful predecessor.
Omega/Omega & III ....import 2 CD Set $19.99
Omega/200 Years After the Last War & The Hall of Floaters in the Sky ....import 2 CD Set $19.99
Prog Collective/Songs We Were Taught ....CD $17.99
2022 release. Producer Billy Sherwood once again leads this uber talented prog rock supergroup, this time on a trip through some of the most recognizable and influential folk and art-rock songs of their generation! Performances by David Clayton-Thomas (Blood Sweat & Tears), Rod Argent (The Zombies), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Candice Night (Blackmore's Night), Dweezil Zappa, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses/Asia), Steve Morse (Deep Purple/Dixie Dregs), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Steve Hillage (Gong) and more! Listen to how these stellar musicians transform the sound of '60s & '70s folk rock into ethereal and atmospheric masterpieces!
Guru Guru/Hinten ....CD $17.99
Limited edition reissue of the landmark 1971 album from krautrock pioneers, Guru Guru! Includes painstakingly exact replication of original gatefold artwork in a CD jacket!
Samurai of Prog/Spaghetti Epic 4 ....import CD $25.99
The Spaghetti Epic albums 1, 2 and 3 were released between 2004 and 2009 by Musea in association with Finnish Progressive Rock Association Colossus. As the title reveals, the albums were inspired by the Spaghetti Western movies, so the music was prog with western movie soundtrack flavors. All albums were produced by Marco Bernard and they included performances from various artists. After 13 years it was time for the sequel album. This time it will be only one band: The Samurai of Prog - but with many talented guests!
Derek Sherinian/Vortex ....import CD $25.99
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater) returns in 2022 with the mighty Vortex. The album's eight tracks are built on Derek's signature sound that blends rock with elements of funk, prog, and jazz. Steve Stevens, Nunun Bettencourt, Steve Lukather, Joe Bonamassa, Mike Stern, Michael Schenker, Bumblefoot and Zakk Wylde guest.
Elton John/Regimental Sgt. Zippo ....CD $16.99
Regimental Sgt. Zippo is the legendary "album that never was" for Elton John. Signed to DJM as an artist in early 1968, he cut 12 tracks at DJM Studios in London's New Oxford Street for a debut album that was never released. As part of the excavation of material for Elton's Jewel Box collection, the original running order was located. After the success of its limited release in mono for Record Store Day 2021, it is now available on CD and contains both stereo and mono mixes.
Tommy Shaw/Ambition ....import CD $19.99
CD reissue. 1987 album from Styx guitarist Shaw, originally released on Atlantic Records. Shaw has been a member of Styx since 1975, leaving for a period in the 1990s to form Damn Yankees. Styx are still to this day gigging and recording. Digitally remastered and slipcased With new notes.
Snowy White/Driving on the 44 ....CD $17.99
Snowy White is one of a handful of classic blues-orientated British electric guitar players - musicians whose sound, technique and style has echoed the originality of the blues with the excitement of contemporary rock. He has developed his own style of 'English' blues, a combination of clear, clean blues phrases and harder-edged riffs that are a recognizable feature of his very personal songs. In the Autumn of 1976 he was invited to tour America and Europe with Pink Floyd as their first augmenting musician, a gig which took up most of his time throughout 1977. In 1979, Peter Green decided to head for the studio once more and invited Snowy and his band along to jam. The result was the album entitled 'In the Skies,' now something of a collector's item. He was then asked by Pink Floyd to go to America to rehearse their new show entitled 'The Wall,' and at the same time Thin Lizzy invited him to become a full-time member. Snowy stayed with the band for nearly three years of touring, recording 'Chinatown' and 'Renegade' with them in 1982, before leaving to pursue his solo career. Snowy's first solo album was entitled 'White Flames.' This album included the timeless 'Bird of Paradise,' written by Snowy which became a hit single around the world. Every year from1999 to 2014 Snowy toured the world with Roger Waters, including the 'The Dark Side of the Moon' and massive 'The Wall' tour. In between tours, he founded the Snowy White Blues Project. Driving on the 44 is Snowy's brand new album, featuring 10 tracks of the best in modern blues-rock. Featuring Thomas White - drums, percussion; Max Middleton - piano, Rhodes, strings; Ferry Lagendijk - Hammond, Rhodes.
Allman Brothers Band/Down in Texas '71 ....CD $16.99
Down in Texas '71 is a live album by The Allman Brothers Band. It was recorded on September 28, 1971 at the Austin Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Texas. This recording features the original lineup of The Allman Brothers Band. Saxophonist Rudolph "Juicy" Carter sits in on six of the nine songs. The album includes a bonus track with a 13-minute interview of Berry Oakley and Duane Allman for a radio station in Houston from June 6, 1971, about three months before the concert was recorded.
Gypsy/Gypsy ....CD $16.99
Another classic from Sundazed Music, sporting unconventional structures, a blending of styles and a freewheeling approach in general, Gypsy was granted the rare privilege of making their 1970 maiden voyage a double album, almost 70 minutes. Stadium-sized vocals, a torrent of thundering riffs, booming organ drills, and pounding drums all merge to form the bands powerful opening statement. Tracks: Gypsy QueenPart One, Gypsy QueenPart Two, Man of Reason, Dream If You Can, Late December, The Third Eye, Decisions, I Was So Young, Here in My Loneliness, More Time, The Vision, Dead and Gone, Tomorrow Is the Last to Be Heard.
Philip Glass/Symphony No. 12 >>Lodger<< ....CD $22.99
Symphony No.12 "Lodger" represents the conclusion of a thirty year artistic collaboration for Philip Glass using elements of music and texts by David Bowie and Brian Eno. It premiered in January 2019 with vocalist Angelique Kidjo, organist James McVinnie and John Adams conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Philip Glass began his path as a composer of symphonies in 1992 at age of 55 with "Low Symphony" based on music by Bowie and Eno. It was followed in 1995 by Symphony No.4 "Heroes" also based solely on the music of Bowie and Eno. Over two decades later, after Bowie's death in 2016, Glass returned to the idea of concluding the trilogy by approaching the album Lodger as a symphonic subject. This world-premiere recording from Filharmonie Brno and conductor Dennis Russell Davies features Angelique Kidjo and organist Christian Schmitt and includes a 24-page booklet including photos, the complete lyrics, and essays.
Steve Jolliffe/333 ....import CD $22.99
Steve Jolliffe/Dream ....import CD $22.99
Steve Jolliffe/Images ....import CD $22.99
Former Steamhammer & Tangerine Dream member, Steve Jolliffe, is back with a series of electronic albums. Originally recorded in 2020 but now widely available for the first time on CD and on digital platforms! All new artwork, designed by Steve Jolliffe!In 1967 after studying composition in Berlin, Steve founded the group Tangerine Dream with Edgar Froese and Klause Shultze. Performing concerts throughout Germany, in 1969 he returned to England to record and tour Steamhammer MK2 on CBS records. In 1977 he rejoined Tangerine Dream to record and tour Cyclone on Virgin Records. In 1979 he returned to England to concentrate on solo albums.
Ozric Tentacles/The Floor's Too Far Away ....CD $17.99
Digipak reissue of the 2006 album from highly regarded, immensely influential British psych/prog rock band, Ozric Tentacles! Main creative spirit and guitarist Ed Wynne leads the OT troop through nine tracks of mind-expanding psychedelic fusion rock sprinkled with electronic/techno flourishes for one of the most wild rides in the entire OT catalog!
K. Leimer/The Starting Errors ....CD $16.99
K. Leimer's The Starting Errors serves as a handy index of catastrophes. The album documents the way in which the repetition of unexamined cultural behaviors spread as established-even acceptable-practice in the service of the few, no matter how damaging and destructive those practices prove. Music of conscience and consequence set within a general theme of things-gone-wrong, the album is built around a set of errors carefully indexed by the title track: a text-centric piece read by Tallula Bentley, exhibiting an ideological kinship with the work of Henry Cow, here set in an orchestral pastiche. Vocal works are rare for Leimer, but using spoken words in addition to instrumental voices was the most direct path to making his views explicit. Throughout the album techniques surface from jazz-inflected improvisation to classic tape manipulation to granular processing and chamber ensemble airiness. The results catalog most of Leimer's long history of sonic preoccupations, embracing broken song structures, dark ambience, noise, calamitous repetition, and modular constructs. He describes it this way: "The goal was to use a wide range of approaches, techniques and voicing to best express the subject matter of each piece. And, despite the thematic unity, the pieces evolved in many directions."
Moebius/Solo Works Kollektion 7 [Compiled by Asmus Tietchens] ....import CD $19.99
Dieter Moebius is one of the most important protagonists of avant-garde electronic music in Germany. Alongside his bands Kluster/Cluster and Harmonia, he participated in numerous collaborations (with the likes of Brian Eno and Mani Neumeier/Guru Guru). Seven years after Moebius passed away in July 2015, Asmus Tietchens, one of his musical companions, compiled this collection for Bureau B - he concentrated on his solo works "as they offer the clearest insight into his personality and inventive potential."
Experimental Audio Research/Beyond the Pale ....import CD $19.99
Although not released until 1996, Beyond the Pale was originally recorded in Northampton, back in 1992 at Angus Wallace's Far Heath Studios. It was the first album from Experimental Audio Research (aka E.A.R) an experimental music collective formed around Sonic Boom (Pete Kember), founding member of Spacemen 3 (along with Jason Pierce) who on this project works closely with Eddie Prevost (AMM), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) and Kevin Martin (God). This CD consisting of post ambient feedback and electronic sounds was produced and mixed by Sonic and has been repressed in a limited run for 2022. The new, deluxe digifile, looking so much crisper, brighter and cleaner retains the original artwork, created by longtime E.A.R. collaborator - artist Anthony Ausgang.
Back Street Crawler/The Live Performances - First & Last [DSD 24-Bit
Mastering] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $49.99
Japan/Gentlemen Take Polaroids [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $41.99
Japan/Tin Drum [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $41.99
Japanese SHM-CD pressings packaged in paper sleeves. Features 2003 mastering. Universal. 2022.
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Noise, Vangelis, Rick Wakeman, Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute, Flash, Bill Bruford's
Earthworks, Centipede, Miles Davis, McLaughlin Surman Holland Berger & Martin, If,
Faust, Neu!, Hawkwind, Toyah, Ultravox, Cosmograf, Earth and Fire, Bachdenkel, Man, High
in the Morning: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1973, Pentangle, Dr. Strangely Strange,
Bridget St. John, Peter Gabriel & Various Artists, Jeff Cotton, Miller Anderson,
Steamhammer, Ian Hunter, Pat Travers, Steve Morse, Dream Theater, Japanese Releases
Van der Graaf Generator/Interference Patterns: The Recordings 2005-2016 ....import 13 CD + DVD NTSC Region 0 Box Set $119.99
14 disc limited edition boxed set featuring all of the recordings by Van Der Graaf Generator issued between 2005 and 2016. Featuring 13 CDs and an NTSC/Region Free DVD. It includes the albums 'Present,' 'Real Time,' 'Trisector,' 'Live at the Paradiso,' 'A Grounding in Numbers,' 'Alt,' 'Merlin Atmos' and 'Do Not Disturb' plus rare additional live recordings issued only in Japan and the DVD 'Live at the Paradiso.' Van der Graaf Generator were one of the most original and inspiring bands of the 1970s. When Peter Hamill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and David Jackson announced their reformation in 2005 to perform concerts and to record a new album, it took many by surprise, but the group proved they were still making relevant and truly progressive music. Their reunion would not be a short-lived affair, as VdGG continued to record a series of excellent studio and live albums despite the departure of David Jackson in late 2005 following the release of the album 'Present.' Over the next ten years VdGG issued a string of albums and toured as the mood took them. This boxed set celebrates this second era of Van der Graaf Generator with all of the albums issued by the band between 2005 and 2016 and includes the long deleted live double album and concert DVD 'Live at the Paradiso' and the rare additional live CD previously issued only on the limited Japanese release of 'Real Time.' 'Interference Patterns' includes a 96-page book with an extensive new essay and band interviews by Sid Smith and features each album in replica album sleeves.
Van der Graaf Generator/The Charisma Years....import 17 CD + 3 Blu-Ray Box Set $199.99
Pink Floyd/Animals [2018 Remix] ....CD $14.99
Pink Floyd/Animals [2018 Remix] ....Blu-Ray $25.99
Pink Floyd/Animals [2018 Remix Deluxe Edition] ....LP + CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $99.99
Animals 2018 Remix - The iconic 1977 Pink Floyd album has been remixed for the first
time by James Guthrie. Animals is a concept album, focusing on the social-political
conditions of mid-1970s Britain, and was a change from the style of the band's earlier
work. The album was developed from a collection of unrelated songs into a concept which
describes the apparent social and moral decay of society, likening the human condition to
that of animals. Taking inspiration from George Orwell's Animal Farm, the album depicts
the different classes of people as animals with pigs being at the top of the social chain,
dropping down to the sheep as the mindless herd following what they are told, with dogs as
the business bosses getting fat on the money and power they hold over the other. Although
it's been a long time since 1977, the narrative of the album still resonates today as our
social and economic situation mirrors that of the time.
Special Blu-Ray gatefold card sleeve & 16-page booklet
2018 Remix - Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
2018 Remix - 5.1 Surround: 24-bit/96kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
1977 Original Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
Deluxe Limited Edition 4 Disc Set: LP/CD/DVD/Blu-Ray
180 Gram black heavyweight vinyl & 32-page booklet all housed in a hardcover book style cover
Contains all the previously listed mixes from the above Blu-ray plus
DVD Audio Mixes:
2018 Remix: 5.1 Surround Mix (Dolby Digital @ 640 kbps, 448kbps), Stereo (LPCM 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed),
1977 Original Stereo Mix: (24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed)
Pink Floyd/Hey Hey Rise Up + A Great Day for Freedom ....CD Single $8.99
Pink Floyd will release their first newly recorded music in over 25 years, 'Hey Hey Rise Up.' The single was initially released digitally in April in support of the people of Ukraine and was #1 in 29 countries. The CD single features a newly reworked version of 'A Great Day for Freedom' from the band's 1994 album, The Division Bell. The track sees David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined by long time Pink Floyd bass player Guy Pratt, with Nitin Sawhney on keyboards and a lead vocal by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox. It also has vocal harmonies by Romany and David Gilmour. When the track was first recorded at the end of March, Andriy, who left his band's US tour to return home and fight for his country, was in a hospital bed in Kyiv recovering from a shrapnel injury. Proceeds for the physical release and the ongoing digital proceeds will go to Ukraine humanitarian relief. For this limited edition release, David Gilmour revisited The Division Bell track 'A Great Day for Freedom.' He has reworked the song using the original tapes which, as well as David, feature Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards along with backing vocals from Sam Brown, Claudia Fontaine and Durga McBroom. The artwork for the track 'The Sunflower Look' features a painting of the national flower of Ukraine with a twist by the Cuban artist Yosan Leon. The cover is a direct reference to the woman who was seen around the world giving sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers and telling them to carry them in their pockets, so that when they die sunflowers will grow.
Jethro Tull/Thick As a Brick [40th Anniversary Special Edition] ....CD + DVD $24.99
2022 repress, this edition has been out of print for 10 years! In 1972, Ian Anderson wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull progressive rock classic album Thick As a Brick . The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a number one Billboard Chart album and enjoyed considerable success in many countries of the world. The 40th Anniversary Edition features the new stereo mix by Steven Wilson plus a DVD containing DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix, high quality stereos 96/24 (new mix and 1972 flat transfer), the original newspaper over 40 pages, an article by Classic Rock's Dom Lawson, rare photos from photographers Didi Zill and Robert Ellis, recording and touring mementos and much more, all contained in 104 page 7½ x 5½ hardback book.
Gentle Giant/Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980 ....import 10 LP Box Set + Book $439.99
A limited edition 10 LP box set + 60 page book from the influential cult progressive rock collective. celebrating four classic years (1976-1980) of touring throughout the USA, encompassing the full Gentle Giant live experience through never-before pressed vinyl, unseen memorabilia and photographs. Featuring: Hempstead, NY - Calderone Concert Hall - July 13, 1976 (3 LP) - originally broadcast live on New York City's WLIR Radio as part of the station's bicentennial celebration; Hempstead, New York - Calderone Concert Hall - November 16, 1977 (3 LP) - an outstanding previously unreleased performance sourced from guitarist Gary Green's personal collection; Chester, Pennsylvania - Widener College - November 18, 1977 (2 LP) - available for the first time on vinyl sourced from Gary Green's collection; Atlanta, Georgia - Agora Ballroom - May 29, 1980 (2 LP) - a rare recording from the band's final tour prior to their split in the summer of 1980. In addition to the recordings the set will come with a 60 page book written by GG authority Alan Kinsman concentrating on their live experiences and memorabilia. The set will also include a numbered limited edition certificate.
Soft Machine/Bundles [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $27.99
A remastered 2CD edition of the 1975 album 'Bundles' by the celebrated jazz/progressive group Soft Machine. The album was the band's first for EMI's Harvest and featured a line-up of Mike Ratledge (keyboards), Karl Jenkins (oboe, piano, soprano sax), John Marshall (drums), Roy Babbington (bass) and Allan Holdsworth (guitar). An accessible collection, 'Bundles' showcased Holdsworth's considerable guitar playing talents and opened a new chapter for the band. The album attracted much praise, especially the stunning five-part piece 'Hazard Profile.' Following the release of 'Bundles' in March 1975 the band embarked on a busy touring schedule, but they soon faced the blow of Allan Holdsworth departing suddenly to join The New Tony Williams' Lifetime. Holdsworth was replaced by John Etheridge, and Soft Machine toured extensively for the remainder of 1975. A fabulous concert at Nottingham University on 11th October 1975 and featured much of the material featured on the album, along with early renditions of some pieces which would be recorded for the band's 1976 album 'Softs.'
Bill Nelson's Red Noise/Sound on Sound [Remastered &
Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $27.99
Bill Nelson's Red Noise/Art | Empire | Industry: The Complete Red Noise ....import 4 CD + 2 DVD Box Set $89.99
Following the release of the album 'Drastic Plastic' and a subsequent tour, Bill Nelson disbanded Be Bop Deluxe. Aware of the emergence of the so-called New Wave artists and out of a desire to continually evolve and progress as a musician, he announced the formation of a new band, Red Noise. In hindsight Nelson's new venture can be seen as taking up the musical baton from where he left off with 'Drastic Plastic.' Working with co-producer John Leckie, Bill recorded a new wave masterpiece, a record that would influence a new generation of musicians with it's intelligent and punchy material. Upon it's release, Bill Nelson's Red Noise took to the road with a line-up of Andy Clark (keyboards), Ian Nelson (saxophone), Rick 'Pinky' Ford (bass) and Steve Peer (drums). 'Sound on Sound' and the subsequent live shows would divide opinion of both fans and critics, but with the passage of time, the album is now regarded as one of Bill Nelson's finest works and the band is viewed as a great musical unit. This 2 CD set features a newly remastered original stereo mix (from the original master tapes), along with stunning a new stereo and mix by Stephen W Tayler. The set also includes two tracks from a 1979 EP and a further Red Noise studio session from May 1979. The boxed set features the complete Red Noise recordings; the original album newly remastered from the original master tapes, along with stunning new stereo and 5. 1 surround sound mixes. The set also includes an outstanding complete live concert recorded in Leicester in 1979, newly mixed from the original 24-track tapes, a session recorded for BBC Radio One and a further Red Noise studio session from May 1979 plus a bonus CD of Bill Nelson's home demos. The set also includes video material, including the video for 'Revolt into Style' and the band's session for the BBC TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test from February 1979.
|Vangelis/Heaven & Hell ....import CD $24.99||Vangelis/Albedo 0.39 ....import CD $24.99||Vangelis/Spiral ....import CD $24.99||Vangelis/Beaubourg ....import CD $24.99|
Esoteric Recordings are repressing their 2013 releases of these remastered and sonically enhanced editions of the albums recorded for the RCA label by Vangelis. All of these reissues come in deluxe digipak designs, with new masters personally supervised by Vangelis. The magnificent "Heaven & Hell" was the first album by Vangelis to be released by RCA Records in 1975 and was also the first album to be recorded at his personal Nemo Studios in London. This epic work in two parts featured the English Chamber Choir (conducted by Guy Protheroe) and Vangelis' first collaboration with Jon Anderson, 'So Long Ago, So Clear.' The superb "Albedo 0.39" was Vangelis' second album to be released by RCA Records and was recorded at Nemo, his personal studio in London, in 1976. This conceptual work, inspired by space and galactic physics, took its name from the planet Earth's albedo, (the proportion of the light a planet receives that is reflected back into outer space), as it was in 1976. The album features the iconic 'Pulstar' and saw Vangelis push the perceived boundaries of the synthesizer as a musical instrument to new dimensions. In addition, Vangelis played a wide variety of other instruments on this stunning work. Both Heaven & Hell and Albedo 0.39 were heavily drawn upon for the soundtrack of Carl Sagan's Cosmos series. The magnificent "Spiral" was Vangelis' third album for RCA Records. Released in 1977, the album was recorded at Nemo and was a defining electronic album of the era, with Vangelis demonstrating his total mastery of the synthesizer technology of the period. Pieces such as the majestic 'To the Unknown Man' brought electronic music to new dimensions. The ground-breaking experimental work "Beaubourg" was Vangelis' fourth and final album for RCA Records. Released in 1978, the album was recorded at Nemo. These Esoteric Recordings releases (undertaken with the full approval and supervision of Vangelis himself) feature booklets that restore the original album artwork.
Rick Wakeman/2000 A.D. into the Future ....CD $17.99
The first ever US pressing of this 19991 studio album from the most celebrated modern keyboardist, the phenomenal Rick Wakeman! This instrumental album showcases Wakeman playing both digital and analog keyboards performing pieces written for a futuristic film festival! No more expensive imports - US fans will be snatching up this rare gem fast!
Various Artists/Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute ....CD $17.99
A gorgeous reissue of the magnificent and heralded 1999 tribute album to the great ELP featuring many of the band's peers and progeny! Includes performances by members of Dream Theater, Jethro Tull, Yes, King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra and more performing stellar new versions of classics such as "Karn Evil 9," "Tarkus," "Hoedown" and others! All new artwork makes this gem of an album ripe for rediscovery!
1 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1 - Robert Berry (3/Ambrosia) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
2 Bitches Crystal - John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson/Xtc)
3 Toccata - Peter Banks (Yes)
4 Knife Edge - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) & Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson)
5 A Time and a Place - James Labrie (Dream Theater), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) & Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
6 Hoedown - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) & Jerry Goodman (The Flock/Mahavishnu Orchestra)
7 The Sheriff - John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia), Peter Banks (Yes) & Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
8 The Endless Enigma - Trent Gardner (Magellan) & Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia)
9 The Barbarian - Robert Berry (3/Ambrosia)
10 Tarkus - James Labrie (Dream Theater) & Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
Flash/In the USA - Live Recordings 1972-73 ....3 CD Set $29.99
Restored live recordings of the classic progressive rock band Flash from the 1970s. Featuring ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks, singer Colin Carter, bassist Ray Bennett and drummer Mike Hough, the band had three Billboard charting albums, and a top 30 single with "Small Beginnings." Across three discs, this beautifully curated set contains twenty-two tracks from seven performances, most of them previously unavailable. 32-page booklet features exclusive band interviews, unpublished photographs, and an itinerary of their tours during the golden age of rock concerts in the USA.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/The Sound of Surprise ....import CD $21.99
The last fully studio album that Bill Bruford's Earthworks ever recorded - all subsequent albums were live. Originally released in 2001, the CD title 'The Sound Of Surprise' is credited as New Yorker writer Whitney Balliett's definition of jazz. Out of print for some time; this re-issue is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen by him personally. The crisp timekeeping and muscular fills of drummer Bill Bruford's rock work are very much in evidence in this acoustic fusion setting. A penchant for tricky time signatures continues to inform Bill's writing; and it's not impossible to imagine such quirky uptempo tunes as 'Revel without a Pause' and 'Cloud Cuckoo Land' fitting neatly on one of his records from the late 70s. Stand-out tunes include the title track featuring a rare but blistering Bruford solo and the beautiful siren-song 'Come To Dust.'
Centipede/Septober Energy ....import 2 CD Set $27.99
Newly remastered from the original RCA tapes, the classic double album from 1971 by the legendary ensemble Centipede. Produced by Robert Fripp and featuring Keith Tippett, Julie Tippett, Robert Wyatt, Ian McDonald, Elton Dean, John Marshall, Brian Godding, Roy Babbington, Karl Jenkins, Ian Carr, Brian Belshaw, Mike Patto, Zoot Money, Maggie Nichols and many more. Fully restored artwork with an illustrated booklet and essay by Sid Smith. Celebrated free jazz pianist and composer Keith Tippett formed the legendary jazz/progressive rock ensemble Centipede, a group of more than 50 musicians formed in 1970, to perform his extended work 'Septober Energy' on the concert stage. The musicians involved were the finest performers in the worlds of British jazz and progressive rock and featured members of Soft Machine (Robert Wyatt, Elton Dean, Nick Evans, Mark Charig), Nucleus (Ian Carr, Karl Jenkins, Jeff Clyne, Roy Babbington, John Marshall) King Crimson (Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Boz Burrell) and Blossom Toes (Brian Godding, Brian Belshaw) and vocalist Julie Tippett. The first Centipede concert took place at The Lyceum in London in November 1970 and was enthusiastically received by both critics and aficionados (including Mike Oldfield who was inspired to compose 'Tubular Bells' as a result of attending the concert). In April 1971 the group was signed to RCA Records' "progressive" imprint Neon, and the album 'Septober Energy' was recorded at Wessex Studios in London in June 1971. Robert Fripp would concentrate his talents solely on the role of producer of the sessions and a number of vocalists including Julie Tippett, Mike Patto, Zoot Money and Maggie Nichols would also bring their abilities to the sessions. The resulting album was issued in October 1971. This new Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original RCA Records master tapes and includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Sid Smith.
Miles Davis/The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: That's What Happened 1982-1985 ....3 CD Set $29.99
That's What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Volume 7 is the next installment in the celebrated, award-winning archival series that began in 2011, shining an in-depth light onto different eras of the legendary career of Miles Davis. In the 1980s, popular music had moved to a smoother, electronic-based sound that traded the steam of previous years for subdued arrangements meant to elicit peace and deep reflection. Miles Davis embraced this era, pulling inspiration from FM radio and an upstart music video channel called MTV. He was searching for the next frontier, letting his creativity roam. This music on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 captures that exploration, and finds Miles beginning to re-emerge in a creative landscape far different than the one he left in 1975. He's touched every inch of pop culture while keeping true to his iconoclastic vision of jazz as amorphous art that's supposed to bend and flow and mutate to something else. On That's What Happened, we get to play in the rubble of what would become yet another period of unprecedented innovation. Beauty resides in evolution. The set collects nearly 4 hours of unreleased music including 2 CDs of studio material from 1982 to 1985 plus another CD containing a complete, blistering show of one of Miles' last amazing bands captured live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal in July 1983. Side men include a multi-generational who's who of jazz talent from JJ Johnson, John McLaughlin, Al Foster and John Scofield to Mike Stern, Marcus Miller, Daryl Jones and Vince Wilburn.
John McLaughlin, John Surman, Dave Holland, Karl Berger & Stu Martin/Where Fortune Smiles ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first ever UK individual CD release of a newly re-mastered edition of the 1971 album by legendary musicians John McLaughlin, John Surman, Karl Berger, Stu Martin & Dave Holland. The product of a recording session in New York City in 1970, "Where Fortune Smiles" is one of the milestone albums to be recorded at a time when the divisions between the worlds of jazz and rock were less defined and albums such as Bitches Brew by Miles Davis and the work of Tony Williams' Lifetime pointed a new direction in music. Originally released on Pye Records' "Progressive" imprint Dawn Records, Where Fortune Smiles was recorded fresh on the heels of John McLaughlin and Dave Holland's work with Miles Davis, John Surman's work with Mike Westbrook and The Trio (with Stu Martin) - original vinyl copies of the record now command large sums from collectors. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Dawn master tapes and features an illustrated booklet which restores the original album artwork and insert and an essay by aficionado Sid Smith.
If/Live at the BBC ....import 2 CD Set $32.99
Two CD set. If is an innovative British jazz-rock outfit that "flourished in the early '70s and released a slew of critically acclaimed albums. Focusing on the period 1970-72, this superb collection from the BBC archives reveals the band playing with all the excitement and freedom engendered by live performance. Tenor saxophonist and flute player Dick Morrissey, fellow sax player Dave Quincy, lead guitarist Terry Smith and vocalist JW Hodkinson can all be heard on this set which includes dynamic arrangements of 'I'm Reaching Out on All sides,' 'Your City Is Falling' and 'Fibonacci's Number,' together with a complete In Concert broadcast from 1972. Compiled by Colin Harper, after fifty years and more these historic recordings are at last available on CD. Dave Quincy and Terry Smith tell the story of the band in new interviews with Repertoire's Chris Welch in the comprehensive liner notes which accompany this essential collection. A perfect complement to Repertoire's existing If reissues.
Neu!/50! ....import 5 CD Box Set $53.99
Neu!, the legendary Krautrock duo of Michael Rother and the late Klaus Dinger, celebrate the 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with the Neu! 50! box set, out via Groenland. Neu! 50! includes albums Neu!, Neu! 2!, and Neu! 75, plus the brand new Neu! Tribute Album, a Neu! stencil and booklet. The tribute album features reworkings by The National, Idles, Man Man, Mogwai, Guerilla Toss, Alexis Taylor, and more.
Hawkwind/We Are Looking in on You ....import 2 CD Set $24.99
Hawkwind return with a double CD featuring 19 classic tracks performed live throughout 2021. 'We Are Looking in on You' includes classics such as 'Spirit of the Age' and 'Levitation,' along with newer favourites from their last studio album, like 'Cave of Phantom Dreams' and 'Unsomnia.'
Toyah/Anthem [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2
CD + DVD Set $33.99
Toyah/Anthem [Super Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD + 2 LP + 7-inch Box Set $169.99
Newly remastered release of Toyah's 1981 Gold-selling album 'Anthem.' Remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes and approved by Joel Bogen. With a brand-new introduction by Toyah Willcox in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning classic and rare images plus previously unseen out-takes from photo shoots. Compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah's official archivist, who also provides new sleevenotes, the expanded 2 CD + DVD release presents the full album complemented by 25 bonus tracks. Among these is the standalone hit single 'Thunder in the Mountains.' Produced by Nick Tauber, with arrangements by Toyah and the band, the album features a line- up that saw Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. The bonus material includes a six-song live session recorded on 1 April, 1981 at BBC's Paris Theatre in London which is released commercially for the first time ever plus 'Thunder in the Mountains,' the third Top Ten single of 1981 by the 'Anthem' Toyah line-up along with a previously unreleased unfaded version of the flexi-disc track 'For You.' The accompanying DVD (NTSC/Region Free) presents a fascinating new in-depth interview feature with Toyah about the creation of the album plus a track-by-track commentary and exclusive renditions of three 'Anthem' songs, plus for the first time ever classic footage of Toyah's 1981 BBC performances of 'It's a Mystery,' 'I Want to Be Free' and 'Thunder in the Mountains' and four different appearances on the legendary Top Of The Pops alongside performances originally broadcast on Something Else, Cheggers Plays Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop plus the classic promo videos for 'I Want to Be Free' and 'Thunder in the Mountains,' both directed by Kevin Godley & Lol Creme.
Ultravox/Rage in Eden [Super Deluxe Edition] ....5 CD + DVD Box Set $74.99
Following on from the success of 2020's deluxe reissue of 'Vienna,' Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the band's second album with Midge Ure, 'Rage In Eden.' Originally released in October 1981 and like the bands previous two albums, 'Rage in Eden' was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny's studio in Cologne over a three month period during the summer of '81. The album features hit singles The Thin Wall and The Voice. The album reached number 4 in the UK charts. Includes a new stereo mix and a 5.1 surround sound mix both by Steven Wilson.
Cosmograf/Heroic Materials ....import CD $24.99
Cosmograf/Heroic Materials [Deluxe Edition Media Book] ....import CD $45.99
Heroic Materials is an album about change, our refusal to accept it, but also recognizing that it's essential to our survival. The story centers on a WWII Spitfire pilot who laments a lost golden era, but reflects that the human race must change its ways in order to preserve our existence on the earth. Robin Armstrong is once again joined by drummer, Kyle Fenton, and there is a special guest appearance from ex-Big Big Train keyboard player Danny Manners, who plays piano on the 13 minute title track. The Deluxe Edition comes in a mediabook and includes a download code.
Earth and Fire/Song of the Marching Children ....import CD $24.99
2022 repress of this Esoteric 2009 release. Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of the Dutch Rock band's 1971 album featuring six bonus tracks. Earth and Fire are legends of the Dutch Rock scene, first making an impression with their debut single "Seasons" in 1969. They quickly established themselves as an international act thanks to the excellence of their material and the powerful vocals of Jenny Kaagman. In 1971 the band released arguably their finest work, Song of the Marching Children, a Mellotron soaked masterpiece that was a major selling album throughout Europe.
Man/Life on the Road: On Air 1972-1983 ....import 4 CD + 2 DVD Box Set $65.99
Featuring three complete sets recorded for BBC Radio One's "In Concert" series between 1972 and 1975 along with a further ten session tracks recorded for sounds of the '70s, John Peel and Bob Harris, two tracks recorded live in 1976 for Radio Trent and the band's set at Reading Festival In 1983. Plus two DVDs featuring Man's previously unreleased BBC TV appearances on the old Grey Whistle Test and a recently discovered 28 minute BBC TV documentary filmed in 1973: Man's Seven Inch Record, along with 'Farewell at the Roundhouse' filmed in 1976. All tracks remastered from the original master tapes with an illustrated book with extensive essay with photographs. Formed in 1968, Man earned well deserved praise for a series of wonderful albums issued between 1969 and 1976. Their US West Coast influenced sound also gained them a loyal following on the live circuit where their instrumental prowess was given room to shine. Initially enjoying success in Germany, by 1972 Man had begun to enjoy success in Britain and from 1972 they recorded a series of acclaimed sessions and live concerts for BBC Radio One, had a BBC TV documentary made about them and appeared on the influential TV series The Old Grey Whistle Test. With ever changing line-ups throughout the 1970s, Man disbanded in 1976 after a farewell concert at The Roundhouse in London (a location of some of their legendary concerts). They reformed in 1983, appearing at The Reading Festival that year and would go on to record a further series of excellent albums and undertake extensive touring. The set is completed by an illustrated booklet featuring a new essay, this release captures various line-ups of Man at their finest and is a truly special collection by a wonderful band.
Various Artists/High in the Morning: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1973 ....import 3 CD Set $36.99
Latest installment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overviews of the more melodic end of the early '70s UK progressive rock scene. A four-hour compilation featuring big hits, key album tracks, cult classics and rarities from 1973. 1973 was another significant year in British pop, with the recent arrival of glam - including the Bryan Ferry-led Roxy Music, who proved that "avant rock" could be a commercial proposition - inspiring many underground bands to adopt a more streamlined sound. That more song-based approach helped give the 1973 singles chart a new energy, with memorable 45s from Mott the Hoople, Manfred Mann's Earthband, Faces, Status Quo, Medicine Head and Nazareth. Though they fell short of the charts, some of the era's more idiosyncratic singer-songwriter talents - Kevin Ayers, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne - also issued much-loved, radio-friendly singles. On the live circuit, the UK free festival scene was dominated by a new hippie/glam/space rock convergence, with brand leaders Hawkwind joined by the likes of The Pink Fairies and Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. Featuring all of the above names as well as Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Caravan, Procol Harum, Stealers Wheel, Roy Wood, Rare Bird, Badfinger, Free, Family and many others, 'High in the Morning' is a fascinating three-CD, four-hour appraisal of the 1973 British rock and pop scene. Housed in a clamshell box that features a classic crowd shot from that year's Windsor free festival, 'High in the Morning' includes a 48-page booklet that's packed with rare photos, quotes and biographical information.
Pentangle/Through the Ages 1984-1995 ....import 6 CD Box Set $54.99
Six CD box set containing legendary folk rock band Pentangle's reunion albums released between 1984 and 1995. Featuring 'Open the Door' (1984), 'In the Round' (1986), 'So Early in the Spring' (1989), 'Think of Tomorrow' (1991), 'One More Road' (1993) and 'Live 1994' (1995). Also included are 27 previously unreleased recordings - 13 sourced from BBC sessions for the Radio 2 programmes Folk on Two and Nightride. Plus three tracks from a BBC broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and a further eleven live in concert recordings from gigs in Portland, Oregon, New York, London and Dublin; the four tracks recorded at Whelan's, Dublin are all revivals from their classic 1968-1972 era that aren't featured on 'Live 1994' including a version of their hit single 'Light Flight.' Bert Jansch and Jacqui McShee led Pentangle throughout their reunion years and are present on all recordings in the box. Mike Piggott (guitar/violin) replaced John Renbourn in the new Pentangle line up alongside original members McShee (vocals), Jansch (guitar/ vocals), Danny Thompson (double bass) and Terry Cox (drums) for 'Open the Door.' Thompson had left by 'In the Round' and was replaced by Nigel Portman Smith. Drummer Gerry Conway, who'd played with Cat Stevens replaced Cox and guitarist Rod Clements of Lindisfarne replaced Piggott by 'So Early in the Spring' with Peter Kirtley taking Clements' place by 'Think of Tomorrow.' Pentangle vocalist Jacqui McShee has contributed extensive notes to this package alongside Pentangle authority Colin Harper.
Dr. Strangely Strange/Radio Sessions ....CD $14.99
Irish psychedelic folkies Dr Strangely Strange were active from 1968 - 1971. Their two Joe Boyd-produced albums from that era, Kip of the Serenes (Island) and Heavy Petting (Vertigo), are both highly sought after by collectors. In their heyday, the band recorded only two BBC radio sessions, a Top Gear slot and an In Concert, both with John Peel. Frustratingly, the BBC's tapes were wiped, but after extensive research with European collectors, TLAK has been able to locate off-air recordings of both sessions, which have been painstakingly restored. Added to these are brief radio sessions for Dutch and Danish radio sourced from the original recordings, as well as a Dublin rehearsal take of Sign on My Mind featuring Gary Moore, a friend of the band and guest on Heavy Petting. The accompanying 24-page illustrated booklet featuring previously unpublished photos has been compiled by Strangelies biographer Adrian Whittaker.
Bridget St. John/From There | To Here: UK & US Recordings 1974-1982 ....import 3 CD Set $39.99
Three CD set charting Bridget St. John's post-Dandelion career, 1974-1982. features 17 previously unreleased tracks! Including alternate versions and previously unheard compositions. Following three classic albums on John Peel's Dandelion imprint in the early 1970s, Bridget St. John found herself seeking new outlets and a new path as that label ceased operations in 1972. The album 'Jumblequeen' followed on Chrysalis, and after a number of other possible new options came and went, Bridget found herself drawn towards New York City, and in 1976 relocated there and began to move within the city's underground folk music and singer-songwriter circuit. What followed was a wealth of new material that fed her trademark sound into the melting pot of New York's musical landscape, pulling in different influences and sounds, different musicians and different approaches to songs which were explored on a number of recording sessions. The recent rediscovery of Bridget's tape archive has unearthed numerous recordings captured during that very fertile period in her career, and the artist herself has hand-picked 17 previously unheard highlights, presented here alongside her own contextual sleevenotes. Also including 'Jumblequeen' and 1995's 'Take The 5ifth' (which comprises material from that same New York era), 'From There / To Here' at last provides a definite overview of the decade that followed Bridget St. John's association with John Peel and Dandelion, and is a perfect companion to our previous box set covering those years.
Peter Gabriel & Various Artists/A World of Music Arts & Dance: Live at Womad 1982 ....2 CD Set $24.99
An historic release celebrating the 40th anniversary of a landmark cultural event including performances by Peter Gabriel, Peter Hammill, Robert Fripp, Echo & The Bunnymen, Simple Minds, The Drummers of Burundi, The Musicians of the Nile and more. A window onto three days of amazing music including highlights from multiple stages featuring artists from many corners of the globe. Double CD.
Jeff Cotton/The Fantasy of Reality ....import CD $17.99
Coming over 50 years since his remarkable contributions to the all-time masterpiece Trout Mask Replica, The Fantasy of Reality is the debut solo release from Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame. Beefheart / Zappa designer Cal Schenkel provides the artwork: A perfect fit for the playful and psychedelic nature of Cotton's music. After playing guitar, lap steel and vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, appearing on the ground breaking album Trout Mask Replica (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on Strictly Personal & Mirror Man, Cotton withdrew from the commercial music business for nearly 50 years. Using the island state of Hawaii as a home base, he emerges from his seclusion in 2022 with his first ever solo album; The Fantasy of Reality. Whimsical, playful and tongue-in-cheek - Cotton delivers a psychedelic journey that will delight Beefheart devotees while bringing plenty of new ideas to the table across the sprawling 22 track, 66 minute runtime. Across the decades, the Magic Band's power and influence has only grown in might, and the cult following of 1969's Trout Mask Replica still excites fans to this day, in part due to the mystery and enigma of members such as Antennae Jimmy Semens (aka Jeff Cotton). In 1967, Cotton was scoped by Don Van Vliet - Captain Beefheart himself, replacing Ry Cooder on guitar. He then went one to help craft some of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's most vibrant recordings and later contributed to the cult band MU. Now blending together musical strands such as jazz, delta blues, Hawaiian and the avant-garde to create a melting pot of ideas, Cotton will astonish fans with his comeback.
Miller Anderson/Bright City [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $21.99
From Esoteric comes the newly remastered and expanded edition of 'Bright City,' the classic solo album by guitarist and vocalist Miller Anderson. Remastered from the original master tapes and featuring an additional six bonus tracks previously unreleased on CD. Includes a session for BBC Radio One's Sounds of the '70s show recorded in September 1971. With restored original album artwork including an illustrated booklet with new essay. Miller Anderson is a highly respected musician who came to major prominence as vocalist and guitarist with the Keef Hartley Band upon their formation in 1968. Signing to Decca's Deram label, the band recorded a series of albums which embraced, jazz, blues and rock influences and enjoyed success as one of the great British bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Following the release of the album 'Overdog' in the Spring of 1971, Miller embarked on recording his first solo album, 'Bright City.' The album would see Anderson embrace folk influences alongside the more familiar styles associated with his work as part of the Hartley Band. The result was a fine and inspiring record.
Steamhammer/Wailing Again ....import CD $18.99
British blues-rock band Steamhammere was formed at the end of 1968 by Martin Quittenton (guitar), Kieran White (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Martin Pugh (guitar), Steve Davy (bass) and Michael Rushton (drums). Their first album Reflections (AKA Junior's Wailing) was released in 1969. Pete Sears played piano on this album before he joined Rod Stewart on his four early classic recordings. Pugh also played on Rod Stewart's first solo album, The Rod Stewart Album (AKA An Old Raincoat Would Never Let You Down) with Ron Wood, Mickey Waller, Martin Quittenton and Keith Emerson. After Reflections, Quittenton and Rushton both quit the band to be replaced by Mick Bradley (drums) and Steve Joliffe of Tangerine Dream (sax, flute), who gave a jazzy influence to the band in their second album, Mk. II (1969). Shortly after this release, Joliffe left the band, which continued as a four piece for their third album Mountains (1970), which was a returning to the blues-rock of the first album. After a major turnover, Pugh and Bradley invited Louis Cennamo of the original Renaissance (bass) and, along with special guest Garth Watt-Roy (vocals), recorded Speech in 1971. This last album was released posthumously, after Bradley's death in 1972. Now, exactly 50 years after the release of Speech and 53 years after Pugh and Sears collaborated on the band's first LP, Steamhammer will release a new album, Wailing Again. Featuring beside 1968 founder member Martin Pugh (guitars) and Pete Sears (bass, keys & background vocals), member of Jefferson Starship from 1974 to 1987, Manfred Mann's Earth Band - drummer John Lingwood, who joined Steamhammer in 1972, and Phil Colombatto (vocals & harmonica).
Ian Hunter/Overnight Angels ....import CD $19.99
Special deluxe collector's edition; fully remastered audio shaped from 24 BIT digital technology; 16 page full colour booklet - 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and new interviews. Ian Hunter IS unquestionably amongst the elite of British rock. As the leader of Mott the Hoople, his style, voice and song writing ability helped the band into the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and also secured him the respect and admiration of fellow musicians across the spectrum, from pop to rock. This was Ian's third solo album post Mott the Hoople, recorded with the intent to silence critics that he'd gone 'soft' on his previous solo album. Enlisting the heavy-duty firepower of producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Foreigner, Free) and recruiting new band members, including lauded guitarist Earl Slick, Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott (Curly Smith actually plays on the album), Sparks member Peter Oxendale on keyboards and former Chicken Shack bassist Rob Rawlinson. The results are spectacular, conjuring up a variety of styles but always heavy via the robust production values of Baker and his engineer Gary Lyons. Recorded in Canada at Le Studio, Quebec and polished in London, the record contains a selection of now classic tracks, including 'Justice of the Peace,' 'Wild 'n' Free,' 'Golden Opportunity' and 'Overnight Angels,' all indicating that Hunter had shed another skin in a serious intent to impress not only his existing fan base but also to attract curious onlookers keeping tabs on his career development.
Pat Travers/The Art of Time Travel ....CD $17.99
The blues rock icon and guitar-slingin' wizard returns with a masterful new studio album! Musically, the album harkens back to the muscular playing of Travers' late '70s hey day while tackling current subjects from the COVID quarantine ("Breaking Up in Lockdown") to Travers' tribute to his friend and mentor Ronnie Montrose ("Ronnie")!
Steve Morse/Split Decision ....CD $17.99
Reissue of the 2002 studio album from one of the most innovative and celebrated guitarists on the planet - the great Steve Morse! This instrumental album contains all the myriad of styles and sounds Morse has been associated with from the Zeppelin-esque riffs of "Mechanical Frenzy" to the Bach-influenced counterpoint of "Busybodies!" Available for the first time in a digipak!
Robert Fripp/Exposure - 4th Limited Edition Steven Wilson Mix - SHM-CD
....Japanese import CD $38.99
Robert Fripp/Exposure - 4th Limited Edition Steven Wilson Mix - SHM-CD w/ DVD ....Japanese import CD + DVD $59.99
Robert Fripp/God Save The Queen + Under Heavy Manners [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
Robert Fripp/Let The Power Fall [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
Robert Fripp/Washington Square Church 1981 - SHM-CD [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
King Crimson/Music Is Our Friend Live in Washington and Albany 2021 - SHM-CD - [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve w/Bonus Track] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $57.99
McDonald & Giles/McDonald & Giles [Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
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