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# 703

September 25, 2016

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

Exowax: Mike Keneally
Radiant: Neal Morse Band
Inside Out: Kansas, Riverside, John Wesley, Devin Townsend Project, Steve Hackett, Ayreon/
MoonJune: Dewa Budjana, Dwiki Dharmawan, Savoldelli Casarano & Bardoscia, Zhongyu
Esoteric: Anthony Phillips, Curved Air, Focus, Richard Palmer-James, Quiet World, Hawkwind, Billy Sherwood, How We Live, Gravy Train, Eclection, George Duke, Ramsey Lewis, Ray Manzarek, Son of Man, Barclay James Harvest, 9:30 Fly, Magic Mushroom Band, Tower of Power, Tales of Justine, Zager & Evans, Steve Hackett, Gary Wright's Wonderwheel, Colosseum, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Three Man Army, Steamhammer, David McWilliams, I'm A Freak Baby, Lalo Schifrin
Audio Fidelity: Return to Forever, Weather Report, Blood Sweat & Tears, Blue Oyster Cult, Laura Nyro, Leon Russell, Loggins & Messina, Earth Wind & Fire, Rage Against the Machine, Mannheim Steamroller with Chip Davis & The London Symphony Orchestra, Bob Dylan, Herbie Hancock
Real Gone Music: John Hammond, Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys, Sandy Bull, The B-52's, The Isley Brothers, Fanny, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Money, The Meters, The Electric Prunes, The Tubes, Grateful Dead, Sea Level, The Delfonics, Survivor, Brook Benton


Exowax

Coming Soon!!!

Mike Keneally/Scambot 2 [Limited Edition] ....double CD $31.99

Mike Keneally/Scambot 2 [Limited Edition] ....double CD $31.99

17 years in the making, this numbered limited edition of 2000 features two distinct albums - Scambot 2 and Inkling.  Both albums are contained within a package featuring absurd drawings and a lengthy story continuing the epic tale of Scambot and the other humans, animals and deities in his life.  Scambot 2 has a 24-page booklet, and Inkling has an additional 8-page booklet (both nestled within a digipak).  While Scambot 1 was a dense, mostly instrumental album, Scambot 2 is a surprisingly melodic and accessible collection of songs (from the multi-movement epic In the Trees to the rocking Roots Twist to the lilting Sam to the twangy Constructed to the proggity Buzz and Clipper and so on).  Inkling contains abstract instrumental music (blazing madness, crazy space music, pseudo-ragtime and more) alongside some conventionally melodic songs.

 

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Radiant

Coming Soon!!!

Neal Morse Band/The Similitude of a Dream ....double CD $18.99
Neal Morse Band/The Similitude of a Dream [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + DVD $27.99

Neal Morse Band/The Similitude of a Dream ....double CD $18.99

It's here. Up and over... now the BIG ONE! The first of its kind. The juggernaut flagship masterwork from The Neal Morse Band. This is the double concept album fans of progressive rock have been waiting for, whether they know it or not.  This is the second studio release from the collective minds of prog legends Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy with their resident cohort Randy George and relative newcomers Eric Gillette and Bill Hubauer. At the conclusion of the grueling recording sessions, Mr. Portnoy said rather prophetically:  "Boys, I think we just made the album of our careers."  Clocking in at over 100 minutes on 2 CDs, this amazing piece of prog storytelling will leave you breathless, exhilarated, amused, and fulfilled in a way that only inspired music can.  The Deluxe Edition comes in a digipack and includes and includes "The Making of a Dream" DVD.

 

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Inside Out

Coming Soon!!!

Kansas/The Prelude Implicit ....CD $13.99
Kansas/The Prelude Implicit [Deluxe Edition w/Bonus Tracks] ....CD $16.99

Kansas/The Prelude Implicit ....CD $13.99

2016 sees the release of The Prelude Implicit, the fifteenth studio album from Kansas.   The band's first studio release in 16 years, The Prelude Implicit amply demonstrates the band's distinctive, wide-ranging and powerful take on the progressive rock genre.  Kansas is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams.  Special edition digipak CD version featuring two bonus tracks.

 

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Riverside/Eye of the Soundscape ....double CD $17.99

Riverside/Eye of the Soundscape ....double CD $17.99

Following Riverside's sixth and highly successful studio album release, Love, Fear and the Time Machine, the Polish Progressive Rock innovators have created a complimentary instrumental release.  Eye of the Soundscape features 13 experimental and atmospheric compositions, including rarities (a new mix of Rapid Eye Movement and the single Rainbow Trip) and four new pieces (totalling 35 minutes).  A double cd in media book, which over 100 minutes showcases Riverside's unique ambient electronic side.

John Wesley/A Way You'll Never Be ....CD $16.99

John Wesley/A Way You'll Never Be ....CD $16.99

A Way You'll Never Be is the eighth studio album from John Wesley and offers a contemporary take on the classic progressive rock sound of the 1970s.  Drawing on influences including Rush and Pink Floyd (and the stylings of guitarists such as Robin Trower and Jeff Beck), Wesley's lyrics interpret and update Ernest Hemingway stories (the author who first highlighted the 'Lost Generation').  The themes in the songs connect 21st Century 'Lost Generations' of Boomers, Xers, Millennials etc to the words and experiences of the post-WWI generation that Hemingway brought to light with his stories.   Featuring striking Carl Glover artwork, powerful riffs, strong hooks, and a good dose of grit.

 

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Devin Townsend Project/Transcendence ....CD $13.99
Devin Townsend Project/Transcendence [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $16.99

Devin Townsend Project/Transcendence ....CD $13.99

The 2016 DTP studio release yet again represents something different for the ever-changing Canadian musical maverick.  Recorded in Vancouver with Townsend and Adam Getgood (Periphery, Animals as Leaders), Transcendence is a massive statement of intent and features guests including Anneke Van Giersbergen and five-person choir Tigers in a Tank.  Limited double cd version in digipak.

 

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Available Now!!!

Steve Hackett/The Total Experience Live in Liverpool (Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Classics) ....import double CD + double DVD $24.99
Steve Hackett/The Total Experience Live in Liverpool (Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Classics) ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Steve Hackett/The Total Experience Live in Liverpool (Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Classics) ....import double CD + double DVD $24.99

A 2CD/2DVD set and a Blu-Ray Edition chronicling Steve Hackett and band playing in one of the artist's favourite cities, Liverpool. The first audio disc contains music spanning Hackett's intriguing solo career, while the second concentrates on the Genesis classics he helped create. The DVDs feature the whole concert plus videos, behind the scenes footage and a rehearsal documentary. The DVDs are NTSC, Region 0 and playable worldwide. An immersive account of a memorable experience.

 

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Ayreon/The Theater Equation ....double CD + DVD $19.99
Ayreon/The Theater Equation ....Blu-Ray $18.99
Ayreon/The Theater Equation [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + double DVD + Blu-Ray $79.99

Ayreon/The Theater Equation ....double CD + DVD $19.99

Ayreon is the brainchild of producer Arjen Lucassen and composed of a superstar cast of progressive rock musicians. Contributors include James LaBrie (Dream Theater) and Anneke van Giersbergen (solo artist, Devin Townsend Project, The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering). This is a truly special moment for Ayreon, as they had never performed live before in 20 years. The make up of the group consisted of too many active touring artists. Over the course of four sold-out shows in September 2015 Ayreon had their first and last ever performances. On the last night they filmed a performance of their legendary album 'The Human Equation' in Rotterdam.

 

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MoonJune

Coming Soon!!!

Dewa Budjana/Zentuary ....double CD $13.99

Dewa Budjana/Zentuary ....double CD $13.99

Dewa Budjana's latest releasea, Zentuary, is a double CD with a superstar band featuring Gary Husband, Tony Levin and Jack DeJohnette.  Featured special guests will include Guthrie Govan, Tim Garland, Danny Markovich, Saat Syah, Ubiet, Risa Saraswati and the Czech Symphony Orchestra.  This will be released by Steve Vai's Favored Nations label under the auspices of MoonJune Asia and Museum Gitarku.

Dwiki Dharmawan/Pasar Klewer ....double CD $18.99

Dwiki Dharmawan/Pasar Klewer ....double CD $18.99

Indonesian keyboard star Dwiki Dharmawan returns following his 2015 MoonJune Records debut, the more fusion-heavy So Far So Close, offering the even more ambitious Pasar Klewer. Recorded at London's EastCote Studio, in June 2015, this vibrant, acoustic piano-driven two-CD set features the cream of Britain's younger expat crop, blending with Indonesian musicians to create a passionate, seamless cultural cross-pollination.... the net result of which is a modern progressive epic!  Backed by the core foundation of the expressive bassist, Yaron Stavi, and masterful timekeeper, Asaf Sirkis, Dwiki reveals further facets of his musical genius - assisted by brilliant contributions from a host of guests, including Boris Savoldelli, Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier and Gilad Atzmon. The contributing musicians embrace the complexities and nuance of the material with an ease and comfort which transcends comprehension and defies logic; delivering some of their finest individual and corporate moments to date in ambitious, achieving style.  It is rare, indeed, when a project is presented which is so uniquely original, so wildly ambitious, and yet succeeds on such a level of excellence as does this fantastic release. MoonJune Rrecords is pleased to present what we consider one of the finest works yet offered by the label. Those who would write progressive music's obituary may want to put their pens down and give this gem a listen!

 

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Available Now!!!

Savoldelli Casarano & Bardoscia/The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky ....CD $15.99

Savoldelli Casarano & Bardoscia/The Great Jazz Gig in the Sky ....CD $15.99

There’s an old joke among instrumentalists: What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? Answer: A singer.  While this stereotype is overgeneralized to the point of being offensive, it is sadly too often the case that vocalists, particularly in the realm of mainstream commercial music, lack the deep musical knowledge of their instrumental counterparts. But one vocalist who emphatically puts the lie to this questionable cliche is the protean Boris Savoldelli, whose latest albumThe Great Jazz Gig in the Sky of his trio Savoldelli Casarano Bardoscia stunningly demonstrates that he is at least the equal of any instrumentalist - nay, any group of instrumentalists.  Boris didn’t take an easy path in choosing to reimagine one of the most sacred albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s monumental Dark Side of the Moon. It surely didn’t help that it’s also one of the most frequently covered works of progressive music, from symphonic treatments to chamber arrangements to legions of Floyd tribute bands. But Boris always disdains the easy path, and unlike the many sterile, note-for-note versions of Dark Side proffered by lesser talents, his rendition truly distinguishes itself by taking a strikingly imaginative and boldly creative new approach to the familiar material - in this case, a wholly absorbing interpretation that reflects his lifelong love of jazz and improvisation.  Boris pulls out all the stops with his vast arsenal of unparalleled vocal techniques, augmented by his provocative electronic treatments. But The Great Jazz Gig is much more than just a vocal showcase, highlighting the formidable creative gifts of his partners, saxophonist extraordinaire Raffaele Casarano and bassist supreme Marco Bardoscia, plus a roster of distinguished guest musicians. The result is a kaleidoscopic marvel of sounds and emotions, delivered with elan, humor, impeccable musicianship, and above all a deep, abiding love for his inspirations, in a tour-de-force album that, we’re sure all Lunatics will agree, truly deserves the superlative "Great." Once again, open-eared listeners have been gifted with a truly magnificent milestone from the fertile mind of the singular Boris Savoldelli.

 

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Zhongyu/Zhongyu ....CD $15.99

Zhongyu/Zhongyu ....CD $15.99

Zhongyu is an American band with a Chinese name and an attitude that encompasses the full spectrum of musical sounds and sources. Composer Jon Davis teams up with three members of Moraine and an experienced jazz drummer to create a sound that blends influences from Rock in Opposition (Univers Zero and Present), progressive rock (King Crimson), jazz (electric Miles Davis and composers such as George Russell), and Asian music. Whether it involves plugging a traditional Chinese instrument into a modular synthesizer or running a bass clarinet through a wah-wah pedal, pushing boundaries (or denying their existence) is the core of the band’s identity.   "Zhongyu" means "finally" in Mandarin Chinese, and Jon chose it for the project’s name because he "finally has a band." He has been making music since the '70s in everything from classic-rock cover bands (before it was classic) to punk rock to electronic experiments. Living in Beijing for three years provided the inspiration for assembling a crew to realize his singular dream of a music that combined all these elements.  Zhongyu is a band that aims to balance the opposites of music: composition and improvisation, serenity and chaos, harmony and dissonance, complexity and simplicity, acoustic and electric. With guitarist Dennis Rea on board as co-producer and legendary engineer Steve Fisk at the controls, Zhongyu is a powerful, brilliantly executed, and strikingly original debut album that has been years in the making.

 

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Esoteric

Coming Soon!!!

Anthony Phillips/Private Parts & Pieces V-VIII [Deluxe Edition] ....import 5 CD Box Set $34.99

Anthony Phillips/Private Parts & Pieces V-VIII [Deluxe Edition] ....import 5 CD Box Set $34.99

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a 5CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist Anthony Phillips. Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums From Genesis To Revelation and Trespass. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst continuing to compose and record in his home studio.   He marked his return to the commercial music scene with the release of his debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost in 1977 and continued to create a large and diverse output as a recording artist on albums such as Wise After the Event, Sides, Slow Dance, 1984 and Field Day. Alongside these releases Anthony is known for the successful series of the Private Parts & Pieces albums. Beginning in 1978 the first four volumes featured an extensive range of music recorded by Ant for various projects (going as far back as 1972) and came to be regarded by fans as essential collections of his wide and diverse compositional work.  Now, Anthony Phillips and Jonathan Dann have compiled this 5 disc deluxe set, which gathers together the second four Private Parts & Pieces albums, along with an additional 19-track CD of previously unreleased material. Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII is the definitive statement on these classic albums.  The set includes a lavish booklet with an essay by Jonathan Dann and fully restores the artwork of the original releases.

Curved Air/Tapestry of Propositions ....import CD $21.99

Curved Air/Tapestry of Propositions ....import CD $21.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Tapestry of Propositions is the first volume of the Curved Air Rarities Series! This live album is an HOUR LONG version of the song Propositions with over a dozen of the improvisations which usually follow now cut together.  The line-up on this recording is:  Sonja Kristina (lead vocals - tracks 1 and 17 only), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums), Kirby Gregory (guitar), Chris Harris (bass), Robert Norton (keys), Paul Sax (violin).  This album has been painstakingly compiled and produced by Robert Norton.

Focus/X [Digipack Edition] ....import CD $18.99

Focus/X [Digipack Edition] ....import CD $18.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Focus X features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and Menno Gootjes. The album is housed in a stunning digibook with artwork by Roger Dean.  Focus is known around the world for its iconic albums, including the hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House of the King.  The band's 10th studio album showcases the current line-up's new music and was first released in 2012 but is now being re-released via Cherry Red. 

Focus/Live in Europe [Limited Edition] ....import double CD $18.99

Focus/Live in Europe [Limited Edition] ....import double CD $18.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, 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 2 CD set.  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 concert merchandise item until now.

Focus/Live in England ....import double CD + DVD $19.99

Focus/Live in England ....import double CD + DVD $19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, 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 2 CD/1 DVD set.  Focus Live in England 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 concert merchandise item until now, in edited form.  This is the COMPLETE concert and features nearly an hour of unreleased material.

Richard Palmer-James/Takeaway ....import CD $20.99

Richard Palmer-James/Takeaway ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Richard Palmer-James is an original founder member of Supertramp (under the name Richard Palmer) and one of the core songwriters of the Red era of King Crimson. This new studio album, "Takeaway," is his first solo album.  Richard Palmer-James will be playing showcase concerts in support of the album in the UK and Germany.

Quiet World/The Road [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Quiet World/The Road [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1970 album "The Road" by Quiet World.  Formed in Lancashire in 1969 around the nucleus of three brothers, John, Lea and Neil Heather, Quiet World was a studio recording project perhaps best known for being the first album to feature future Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett (and with a guest appearance from Steve's brother, John).  Signed to Pye Records' progressive imprint, Dawn, the band's sole album was "The Road," issued in August 1970. An impressive concept album, Quiet World's sole LP is now a hugely in demand collector's item.  This Esoteric Recordings reissue of "The Road" has been re-mastered and includes six bonus tracks, taken from singles issued between 1969 and 1971. The booklet restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay with exclusive interviews with the Heather brothers, Steve Hackett and John Hackett. It also includes previously unseen studio session photographs.

Hawkwind/The Charisma Years 1976-1979 ....import 4 CD Box Set $35.99

Hawkwind/The Charisma Years 1976-1979 ....import 4 CD Box Set $35.99

ing all four of Hawkwind's albums originally released by the Charisma label between 1976 & 1979 - "Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music," "Quark Strangeness & Charm," "Hawklords: 25 Years On" and "PXR 5."  These recordings saw the influence of lyricist and front man Robert Calvert come to the fore in the band. The originality and breadth of Hawkwind's music was expanded greatly during this period and the four albums released between 1976 and 1979 are now regarded as ground-breaking classics.  This official 4CD clamshell boxed set features each album in a replica card sleeve wallet and includes an illustrated poster.

Hawkwind/The RCA Active Years 1981-1982 ....import triple CD $29.99

Hawkwind/The RCA Active Years 1981-1982 ....import triple CD $29.99

Atomhenge, the label home for the Hawkwind catalogue between 1975 - 1997 is pleased to announce the release of "The RCA Active Years 1981 - 1982;" a 3 CD set comprising all three of Hawkwind's albums originally released by the RCA Active label in 1981 & 1982 - "Sonic Attack," "Church of Hawkwind" and "Choose Your Masques."  These recordings saw a streamlined Hawkwind enjoy a consistent period of album chart success and saw them gain a new audience of younger fans. The band's live concerts of the period were memorable affairs and the trio of albums released in this short period remain high in the affections of Hawkwind's loyal fan base. This official 3CD clamshell boxed set features each album in a replica card sleeve wallet and includes an illustrated poster.

Billy Sherwood/No Comment ....import CD $20.99

Billy Sherwood/No Comment ....import CD $20.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, No Comment was Sherwood's second solo album and has been out of print for many years.  Billy Sherwood is the current bass player in the band Yes.  He was a key part of the line-ups which created the Yes albums Open Your Eyes, The Ladder and was also part of the Talk tour. He recently mixed the band's Heaven and Earth album and two subsequent DVDs.

How We Live/Dry Land [Remastered] ....import CD $20.99

How We Live/Dry Land [Remastered] ....import CD $20.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the 1987 album "Dry Land" by How We Live.  How We Live was formed in 1985 by vocalist and keyboard player Steve Hogarth and guitarist Colin Woore in 1985. Both musicians had previously been in the New Wave band The Europeans. Signing to the CBS imprint Portrait Records, "Dry Land" was the band's sole album.   Issued in 1987, the album was a fine collection of melodic and imaginative rock music that, despite featuring some excellent songs, somehow failed to make any commercial headway. By 1988 a disillusioned Steve Hogarth was considering abandoning music when he was invited to replace Fish as vocalist in the progressive rock band Marillion, where he reached a wider audience. The song "Dry Land" would later be recorded by Marillion on their album "Holidays in Eden" and was also a Top 40 hit when released as a single.  "Dry Land" was reissued briefly on CD and is now sought after by Marillion collectors. This new expanded edition of "Dry Land" has been newly re-mastered from the original Portrait masters and includes the bonus tracks 'English Summer' and the 12-inch remix of 'All the Time in the World,' both originally issued as 12-inch singles in 1987.

Gravy Train/Second Birth [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Gravy Train/Second Birth [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1973 album by Gravy Train, "Second Birth."  Formed in Lancashire in 1969, Gravy Train was fronted by guitarist and vocalist Norman Barratt, along with J.D. Hughes on keyboards, flute and saxophones, Les Williams on bass and Barry Davenport on drums. The band first came to public attention when they signed to Vertigo Records in 1970. Gravy Train recorded two classic progressive rock albums for the label before signing with Pye Records' progressive label, Dawn in 1973.  "Second Birth" was the band's first album for Dawn Records, by which time Gravy Train had added guitarist Ross Caldwell to their ranks. Issued in 1973, the album was a fine collection of progressive rock music that took in influences from bands such as Jethro Tull, Roland Kirk et al.  A highly sought after artefact by vinyl collectors (with original LP copies changing hands for high sums), this Esoteric Recordings reissue of "Second Birth" has been re-mastered and includes the bonus track "Good Time Girl," released as the B-side of a single in early 1974.

Gravy Train/Staircase to the Day [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Gravy Train/Staircase to the Day [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Gravy Train, "Staircase to the Day."  "Staircase to the Day" was the band's second album for Dawn Records. Issued in 1974, the album was a fine collection of progressive rock music that took in influences from bands such as Jethro Tull, Roland Kirk et al.  A highly sought after artefact by vinyl collectors (with original LP copies changing hands for high sums), this Esoteric Recordings reissue of "Staircase to the Day" has been re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks taken from a 1975 single.

Eclection/Eclection [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $20.99

Eclection/Eclection [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $20.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1968 self-titled album by the legendary folk / progressive rock band Eclection.  Formed in London in 1967, Eclection was a truly international group, featuring Norwegian born Georg Kajanus (known then as Georg Hultgreen) on guitars and vocals, Australians Kerrilee Male (vocals) and Trevor Lucas (vocals, bass), Canadian Michael Rosen (guitars, vocals) and Briton Gerry Conway (drums). Eclection signed with Jac Holzman's Elektra label and made their first public appearance supporting Tom Paxton at the Royal Festival Hall in 1967.  Influenced strongly by artists such as Bob Dylan, The Mamas & Papas, The Byrds & Fred Neil, the group took both folk and rock influences to create their own unique sound (often drawing comparisons to Jefferson Airplane). Blessed by the superb vocalist Kerrilee Male, Eclection also gained a prominent supporter in DJ John Peel. Released in 1968, their sole, self-titled album is now regarded as a classic of the era and also as a starting point in the careers of Trevor Lucas and Gerry Conway (who formed Fotheringay with Sandy Denny in 1970) and also Georg Kajanus (who would front the 1970s group Sailor).  This expanded edition of "Eclection" has been newly re-mastered from the original Elektra master tapes, features three bonus tracks originally released as singles in 1968 (including the re-make of "Please (MKII) featuring Dorris Henderson on vocals following the departure of Kerrilee Male from the band). The release includes a lavish booklet with rare & previously unseen photographs and liner notes featuring exclusive interviews with Georg Kajanus and Gerry Conway.

George Duke/Shine On - The Anthology: The Epic Years 1977-1984 ....import double CD $22.99

George Duke/Shine On - The Anthology: The Epic Years 1977-1984 ....import double CD $22.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Soulmusic Records is very proud to present an in-depth anthology of the spectacular work of the late and legendary George Duke recorded over a seven year period from 1977-1984. Included in this overview of his tenure at Epic records are all eleven of his U.S. charted singles along with selected 'B' sides and album cuts taken from his eleven best-selling epic LPs.  Acknowledged as one of the most talented multi-faceted music men of the '70s, '80s, '90s and beyond, California-born George's career began working with a diverse range of musicians including such pioneers as Cannonball Adderley and Frank Zappa before he started his own solo recording journey in the mid-'70s.  Within a year of George's impressive stint with Epic, he enjoyed a first U.S. chart breakthrough with 1977's 'Reach For It,' continuing with the funk classic, 'Dukey Stick' in 1978. George's acclaimed 1979 project 'Brazilian Love Affair' spawned a UK charted hit with the title track. Further success came with his teaming with super-bassist Stanley Clarke resulting in George's biggest U.S. hit, 1981's 'Sweet Baby.'   Compiled by David Nathan, this sumptuous 2-cd set follows the Soulmusic Records' reissues of several of George's best-selling Epic albums; stellar notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring include quotes from Duke cohorts Ndugu Chancler and Byron Miller and his cousin, Dianne Reeves; great remastering by James Bragg highlights the distinctive funk/jazz & R&B work of a much-loved and respected music legend.

Ramsey Lewis/Hot Dawgit: The Anthology - The Columbia Years ....import double CD $22.99

Ramsey Lewis/Hot Dawgit: The Anthology - The Columbia Years ....import double CD $22.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, SoulMusic Records is very proud to present "How Dawgit - The Anthology: The Columbia Years," a luxurious 2-CD set by the legendary Ramsey Lewis, spanning the award-winning musician, producer and composer's seventeen-year tenure with Columbia Records, featuring 37 tracks including all of Ramsey's charted hits for the label, selected key singles and notable LP cuts drawn from among the eighteen albums he recorded for the label.  The Chicago-born octogenarian began his journey as a recording artist at Chess Records in 1966, achieving chart success with his soulful covers of such tracks as 'The In Crowd,' 'Wade in the Water' and 'Hang on Sloopy.'   In 1972, Ramsey - initially with his famed trio (whose ranks had included a young Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire as drummer) - began recording a series of critically-acclaimed albums for Columbia including "Upendo Ni Pamoja," "Funky Serenity" and "Solar Wind." In 1974, teaming with White - whose EW&F group was in its ascendancy - Ramsey scored his biggest across-the-board hit with the now-timeless classic 'Sun Goddess' (the full eight-minute-plus version of which is included here).  This stellar anthology, compiled by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan with superb notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring including extensive quotes from Ramsey himself, with top grade remastering by Nick Robbins, features production work from a range of producers including Ramsey, Larry Dunn, Tom Tom Washington and Bert DeCoteaux. Also included are three tracks from Ramsey's initial 1984 pairing with song stylist supreme Nancy Wilson as well as full length versions of some of Ramsey's charted hits including 'Kufanya Mapenzi' and 'Brazilica.'

Ray Manzarek/The Golden Scarab ....import CD $21.99

Ray Manzarek/The Golden Scarab ....import CD $21.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, A 2016 repress of the 2004 Lemon label CD.   Originally released in 1974, The Golden Scarab was Ray Manzarek's first solo album.   Featuring a 1970s supergroup of guests (Larry Carlton and Joe Walsh on guitars, Tony Williams on drums, Patti Smith, Flo & Eddie and more), the album's eight tracks flirt with Doors-esque grooves and mystery as well as Fusion and Funk influences.   'The best embodiment of the Doors by one of the three surviving members. Amazing it wasn't a huge underground smash.' - All Music

Son of Man/Son of Man ....import CD $19.99

Son of Man/Son of Man ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the new, self-titled debut studio album by Son of Man. As their name suggests, Son of Man are related to the legendary Welsh band Man.  The group was formed by former Man members George Jones (guitar) and Bob Richards (drums), following the sad passing of George's father (and Man founder) Micky Jones, initially to pay homage to Micky's work at a series of tribute concerts. Now, some years on from this, Son of Man is a recording band in their own right, also featuring Glenn Quinn (guitars), Richie Galloni (lead vocals), Marco James (keyboards) and Ray Jones (bass).  A fine collection of 11 original songs, the album follows in the tradition of Man's music but also has a contemporary edge. Significantly, Son of Man includes the track "Pale Rider," a completed song begun by and featuring a solo from the late Micky Jones. Son of Man is an album that continues the legacy of fine, original rock music hailing from Wales.

Barclay James Harvest/XII [Deluxe Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import triple CD $27.99

Barclay James Harvest/XII [Deluxe Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import triple CD $27.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic gold selling 1978 album by Barclay Janes Harvenst, "XII." Originally released in September 1978, the album was another big selling release for the band achieving Silver disc status in the UK and Gold in Germany. The album followed in the wake of "Gone to Earth" and saw BJH consolidate the success they had found in Germany and Europe.  The album struck a chord with the record buying public thanks to tracks such as 'Berlin,' 'In Search of England,' 'Nova Lepidoptera' and more, and its popularity continues to endure. It would be the last Barclay James Harvest album to feature Woolly Wolstenholme before his departure from the band in June 1979.   This Deluxe edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mix of the album. The DVD (which is region free and NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes and a 96 kHz / 24-bit re-master of the original album mix. In addition the set features five bonus tracks, including the rare single versions of 'Loving is Easy' and 'Berlin.'  This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.

9:30 Fly/9:30 Fly [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

9:30 Fly/9:30 Fly [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $19.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1972 self-titled album by 9:30 Fly.  Formed in Cheltenham in 1971, 9:30 were a highly original band who took in folk and progressive influences in their work. The line-up featured Michael Wainwright (vocals), Barbara Wainwright (vocals, keyboards), Lyn Oakey (guitar), Gary Charman (bass) and Mike Clark (drums).  Released on the Ember label in 1972, "9:30 Fly" is legendary for the originality of the music within and also for its great rarity. Although the album failed to make a commercial impression at the time of its release, it is now regarded as a milestone in progressive / folk rock.  This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks. The booklet restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay by Sid Smith with exclusive interviews with band members.

Magic Mushroom Band/Pictures in My Mind: Anthology 1984-1994 ....import double CD $19.99

Magic Mushroom Band/Pictures in My Mind: Anthology 1984-1994 ....import double CD $19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, the first fully annotated compilation of material by the legendary UK '80s & '90s neo-psychedelic/free festival band 'Magic Mushroom Band' who were contemporaries of Ozric Tentacles and performed at Clubs such as The Crypt, Club Dog and Alice In Wonderland.  This is a comprehensive overview of a band who played a highly individual brand of commercial psychedelia and space rock informed by the '60s and '70s. Comparisons include Gong, Dukes of Stratosphear, Dr and The Medics, Hawkwind and Kula Shaker. Excellent melodic psychedelic pop and rock with memorable tunes.   Featuring previously unreleased live material, rare compilation tracks, alternate versions and recordings from the band's two Aftermath albums (Bomshamkar! and Eyes of the Angel) that have never been on CD before, the 31 track compilation also includes recordings taken from the five albums the band recorded for Magick Eye Records who celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2016.  Compiled and annotated by Richard Allen of Delerium Records and Shindig! Magazine, the 20-page booklet details for the first time ever, the full history of the band with colour and black and white photographs.   Packaging features illustrations by Dan Abbott who created artwork for Kula Shaker (Peasant Pigs and Astronauts) and later for Pink Floyd and Muse as part of Hipgnosis.   Offshoot outfit Astralasia has released numerous successful albums and is still a live festival favourite today.

Tower of Power/Bump City + Tower of Power [Expanded Edition] ....import double CD $22.99

Tower of Power/Bump City + Tower of Power [Expanded Edition] ....import double CD $22.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, SoulMusic Records is proud to present expanded editions of Bump City and Tower of Power, the first two classic albums by pioneering funk super group Tower Of Power as a 2-CD set with single versions of the hits, 'You're Still a Young Man' and 'What Is Hip?.'  Founded by Emilio Castillo and Stephen Kupka, the Bay Area-based horn-dominated aggregation, Tower of Power's reputation was steadily growing (following the release of their debut set, "East Bay Grease") when they signed with Warner Brothers Records in 1972. At that time, the band comprised Rick Stevens (lead vocals) Skip Mesquite (first tenor sax and flute), Castillo (second tenor sax), Greg Adams (trumpet, flugelhorn, French horn and piano), Kupka (baritone sax), Mic Gillete (trumpet, trombone), Willie James Fulton (guitar), David Garibaldi (drums), Francis 'Rocco' Prestia (bass) and Brent Byars (congas).  Bump City was recorded in Memphis, working with the legendary Steve Cropper and famed Stax engineer Ron Capone and yielded the timeless slow jam, 'You're Still a Young Man' (a US Top 30 pop and R&B hit) and key cuts such as 'Down to the Nightclub' and 'You Got to Funkifize.'  The follow-up LP, 1973's self-titled album introduced music lovers to the soulful vocals of (future solo hitmaker) Lenny Williams via the US Top 20 R&B/pop charted single, 'So Very Hard to Go' and the popular funk groove, 'What Is Hip?.'  This 2016 reissue includes extensive notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring with quotes from band members Greg Adams and David Garibalid and great remastering by Donald Cleveland.

Tales of Justine/Petals from a Sunflower: Complete Recordings 1967-69 ....import CD $19.99

Tales of Justine/Petals from a Sunflower: Complete Recordings 1967-69 ....import CD $19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Managed by the fledgling partnership of EMI A&R man Tim Rice and gifted young arranger Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tales of Justine were a teenage psychedelic trio led by pop wunderkind David Daltrey. Regulars on the London underground circuit of 1967-68, they played at such venues as Happening 44, the Electric Garden and Middle Earth as well as organizing their own "psychedelicise suburbia" freak-out in their sleepy Potters Bar hometown.  Signed by EMI in August 1967, the band issued a solitary single, 'Albert' b/w 'Monday Morning,' during their eighteen-month sojourn with the label. Although it received little attention at the time, the B-side is now acknowledged as a Britpsych classic that has appeared on numerous genre anthologies, including Psychedelia at Abbey Road and the Mojo box set Acid Drops, Spacedust and Flying Saucers.  In addition to that single, Tales of Justine cut numerous high quality demos at Abbey Road that now gain their first-ever CD issue on Petals from a Sunflower, with half-a-dozen tracks being previously unissued in any format.   Taken from the newly-discovered original master tapes, these EMI recordings are joined by the semi-legendary acetate-only psychedelic nugget 'Sitting on a Blunestone' (recorded independently of Abbey Road for music publishers Southern Music) to provide the definitive overview of a criminally overlooked British late Sixties underground band.   The package includes a 16 page booklet with numerous previously unpublished photos and memorabilia, the full Tales of Justine story and a foreword by Sir Tim Rice.

Zager & Evans/In the Year 2525: The RCA Masters 1969-1970 ....import CD $19.99

Zager & Evans/In the Year 2525: The RCA Masters 1969-1970 ....import CD $19.99

From Esoteric distributor Cherry Red, Zager & Evans was the duo of US folk-rockers Denny Zager and Rick Evans.  They are fondly remembered for their classic 1969 single, 'In the Year 2525,' a prophetic forewarning of technology taking over humanity in centuries to come.  'In the Year 2525' was No. 1 on both sides of the Atlantic in July 1969, in the aftermath of the hit movies Planet of the Apes and 2001: A Space Odyssey - and as all things futuristic were in the news as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon.   The single is one of the best-loved in pop history, having been covered more than 60 times in seven different languages.  This 24-track CD features 2525 (Exordium And Terminus), the US hit LP that spawned the single, and its follow-up Zager & Evans, released in 1969 and 1970, respectively.  Also featured are four non-LP bonus tracks, including the 'censored' version of the duo's controversial follow-up single 'Mr. Turnkey.'  In the Year 2525 includes a detailed interview with songwriter Rick Evans.

 

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Steve Hackett/Blues With a Feeling [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $24.99

Steve Hackett/Blues With a Feeling [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered expanded edition of Steve Hackett's unique 1994 album, "Blues With a Feeling."  The album showcased another side of the musical personality of the legendary guitarist. As Steve says; "The Blues is a style of music that's intensely emotional and exciting. The music is the place where truly alive electric guitar sounds were first born. All the sonic developments that rock music inherited stem from that."  "Blues With a Feeling" demonstrated Steve Hackett's ability and affinity with the music form and was a very satisfying and entertaining excursion into a new genre for its creator.   This new release has been re-mastered from the original masters and is graced by two superb brand new bonus tracks, especially recorded for this reissue - On Cemetery Road and Patch of Blue.

Gary Wright's Wonderwheel/Ring of Changes [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $24.99

Gary Wright's Wonderwheel/Ring of Changes [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a genuine "lost" classic album from 1972, "Ring of Changes" by Gary Wright's Wonderwheel.   Following his departure from Spooky Tooth after the "Ceremony" album, Gary Wright participated in sessions for his friend George Harrison's classic album "All Things Must Pass" and enjoyed a solo career that culminated in him forming the band Wonderwheel. Originally featuring Mick Jones (guitar), Bryson Graham (drums) and Archie Leggett (bass), Wonderwheel was formed to enable Wright to promote his album "Extraction," and the group then participated on his second solo album "Footprint." In 1972 the band recorded "Ring of Changes" (with Tom Duffey replacing Leggett on bass guitar).  The album was a fine effort and arguably featured some of the finest material written and recorded by Wright to that date. The album would also feature the notable appearance of George Harrison on several tracks including 'Goodbye Sunday.' Gary's label, A&M Records elected to release 'I Know' as a single in 1972, but for reasons unclear, the release of "Ring of Changes" was shelved, leading Wright to participate in the recording of George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" and to reform Spooky Tooth soon after.  With full co-operation and involvement of Gary Wright, the original master tapes of "Ring of Changes" have been located and have been re-mastered in Hollywood by Gary himself. This first ever release of "Ring of Changes" sees the original album tracks restored in full, along with the addition of three bonus tracks. Forty four years on from its recording, one of Gary Wright's fine musical achievements can at last be experienced in full. This edition includes an illustrated booklet featuring an exclusive interview with Gary Wright.

Colosseum/Colosseum Live [Remastered & Expanded] ....import double CD $27.99

Colosseum/Colosseum Live [Remastered & Expanded] ....import double CD $27.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1971 album by Colosseum, "Colosseum Live." Originally released in June 1971 as double LP set housed in a sleeve designed by Marcus Keef, "Colosseum Live" spent six weeks on the UK album chart, peaking at number 17.  The album featured the "classic" Colosseum line-up of Jon Hiseman (drums), Dave Greenslade (organ & vibes), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophones), Dave "Clem" Clempson (guitar, vocals), Chris Farlowe (vocals) and Mark Clarke (bass). Recorded at concerts in Manchester and Brighton in March 1971, the album showcased the band at the peak of their powers on stage. "Colosseum Live" would also be the final album of the 1970s by the group. Four decades on, "Colosseum Live" remains one of the band's seminal releases, a fine combination of rock, jazz and blues.  This newly re-mastered and expanded reissue includes an extra CD of material recorded in Brighton, Manchester and Bristol in March 1971 (including a live version of their classic "Valentyne Suite"). It also features a booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.

Focus/Focus 8.5 - Beyond the Horizon ....import CD $25.99

Focus/Focus 8.5 - Beyond the Horizon ....import CD $25.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, this album features all-star Brazilian musicians including Arthur Maia and Mario Seve joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with Marcio Bahia as musicianship, once again, goes Beyond the Horizon.  Focus is known around the world for its iconic albums, including the hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House of the King.  After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacombs and Jan Dumee.  The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer Marvio Ciribelli.

Arjen Anthony Lucassen/Strange Hobby ....import CD $25.99

Arjen Anthony Lucassen/Strange Hobby ....import CD $25.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, Strange Hobby was previously released in 1996 without saying who the artist was! It can now be announced it was legendary Dutch prog artist Arjen Anthony Lucassen!  Strange Hobby has been out of print for over a decade and is now a much sought after collectors' item.  This edition includes four bonus tracks which have not been available on the album previously.  This re-release is likely to be a big surprise to many of his fans!  The CD release of Strange Hobby is the first on Arjen's own Aluca Music imprint.

Three Man Army/A Third of a Lifetime [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99

Three Man Army/A Third of a Lifetime [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1971 album by Three Man Army, "A Third of a Lifetime."   Three Man Army was formed in 1971 by brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, (assuming the pseudonym Curtis), who had previously been key members in the band Gun (famed for the 1968 hit 'Race With the Devil'). Signing to producer Lou Reizner's production company, Three Man Army recorded their debut album for the newly established progressive imprint Pegasus. "A Third of a Lifetime" is a classic progressive rock album of the era that is now ripe for rediscovery, with tracks such as 'Together' featuring fine guitar work from Adrian Gurvitz, underpinned by a solid rhythm section and Mellotron keyboard.   From start to finish "A Third of a Lifetime" is an impressive listen.   This new, official release has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, features two bonus tracks originally released as a single in 1971 and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.

Barclay James Harvest/Gone To Earth [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $38.99

Barclay James Harvest/Gone To Earth [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $38.99

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic million selling 1977 album by Barclay James Harvest, "Gone to Earth." Originally released in October 1977, the album was the band's biggest selling release, achieving over a million sales worldwide and having the distinction of being the 6th longest staying chart album on the German album charts of all time.  The album followed in the wake of "Everyone is Everybody Else," "Barclay James Harvest Live," "Time Honoured Ghosts" & "Octoberon" for Polydor records and was a Top Thirty album in the UK and huge seller in Europe. In Germany in particular, the album struck a chord with the record buying public thanks to tracks such as 'Hymn,' 'Poor Man's Moody Blues,' 'Friend of Mine,' 'Sea of Tranquility' and more. The album's popularity continues to endure.  This Deluxe edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mix of the album. The set also includes new stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes of an early, previously unreleased version of 'Loving is Easy,' recorded during the album sessions. The DVD (which is region free and NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes. In addition the set features new stereo & 5.1 mixes of 'Our Kid's Kid' (B-side to the single of 'Hymn') and four other bonus tracks.  This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.

Steamhammer/Mountains [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99

Steamhammer/Mountains [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1971 album by British progressive / blues rock band Steamhammer.   Formed in 1968 by Kieran White and Martin Quittenton, Steamhammer came to prominence on the second wave of the British blues boom of the late 1960s.  Their debut album was issued in 1968 and earned the band a loyal following which developed further thanks to their effective live performances. In Germany they became a popular concert attraction. Their second album "MK II" did much to enhance their reputation, but by this time, with line-up changes taking place, the band had moved into a more progressive direction, taking on board jazz influences.  By the close of 1970 Steamhammer had settled into a line-up of Keiran White (guitar, vocals), Martin Pugh (guitar), Steve Davy (bass, vocals) and Mick Bradley (drums). It was this line-up that recorded "Mountains" for the B&C label.  "Mountains" would feature seven original compositions and a cover version of 'Riding on the L&N.' Two of the album's eight tracks were recorded at the Lyceum in London.  This new, official release has been newly re-mastered and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.

David McWilliams/Lord Offaly [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99

David McWilliams/Lord Offaly [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1972 album by legendary Irish musician David McWilliams, "Lord Offaly."  David McWilliams first came to prominence with his 1967 classic 'The Days of Pearly Spencer' (later a hit for Marc Almond in 1992). The three albums McWilliams recorded for the Major Minor label in the late 1960s earned him a cult following and a well-deserved reputation as a songwriter. In the early 1970s he signed a contract with Pye Records newly established "progressive" label, Dawn Records, and would record three albums for the label. His first, released in 1972, was "Lord Offaly," arguably the finest of his work for Dawn.  The album was dominated by the epic title track, but featured a collection of well-crafted songs.  This new, official release has been newly re-mastered from the original Dawn master tapes and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.

Various Artists/I'm A Freak Baby: A Journey through the British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 ....import triple CD $27.99

Various Artists/I'm A Freak Baby: A Journey through the British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 ....import triple CD $27.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, housed in a clambox featuring a lavishly illustrated and annotated 36-page booklet, I'm A Freak, Baby is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging anthology to appear thus far of an underground scene that, in addition to being responsible for some magnificent music, also acted as a signpost to the subsequent emergence of British punk and heavy metal.  Although vintage British psychedelia is viewed by many these days as an Alice in Wonderland-style enchanted garden full of beatific flower children innocently gathering flowers or chasing butterflies, there was always a more visceral element to the scene. Pointedly free of such fripperies as scarlet tunic-wearing gnomes, phenomenal cats and talismanic bicycles, the power trio format that was popularised by the likes of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience spawned a host of imitators. As the Sixties drew to a close and pop evolved slowly but inexorably into rock, psychedelia gave way to a sound that was harder, leaner, heavier, louder.  Across three discs and four hours of music, I'm A Freak, Baby: A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 investigates that largely under-documented period, incorporating everything from some of the biggest names in the burgeoning hard rock/proto-metal firmament (Deep Purple, Uriah Heep) all the way down to a significant number of provincial semi-pro bands who gigged extensively but were unable to land a recording contract during their lifetime.  We feature some of British rock's pioneering acts (The Yardbirds, The Move), a handful of bands who travelled far beyond their blues boom roots (Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, The Groundhogs), the infamous Ladbroke Grove scene (The Deviants, The Pink Fairies, Hawkwind, The Edgar Broughton Band), a smattering of inspired, where-the-hell-did-that-come-from one-shots like The Velvet Frogs and the mighty Egor, and a clutch of previously-unreleased recordings (The Kult, Hellmet, The Phoenix) that have even eluded the specialist reissue companies and bootleggers.

Lalo Schifrin/Black Widow + Towering Toccata ....import CD $19.99

Lalo Schifrin/Black Widow + Towering Toccata ....import CD $19.99

From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, these Lalo Schifrin albums feature some of the greatest jazz musicians of the period including Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Hubert Laws, Anthony Jackson & Joe Farrell to name but a few.  Lalo Schifrin has scored over one hundred & sixty movies including Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon," Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" & Jackie Chan's "Rush Hour" trilogy as well as numerous TV show themes, but there is more to Lalo Schifrin.  Robinsongs is celebrating that fact with the release of two albums that Lalo Schifrin made for the legendary CTI label in the mid-seventies "Black Widow" and "Towering Toccata."  Lalo Schifrin puts a jazz funk vibe to some classic movie themes including Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Jaws" which was released as a single and charted at 14 in the UK Singles chart, and became a worldwide Disco smash.   Schifrin's CTI debut "Black Widow" proved a hit as it landed at # 22 in the US list of jazz bestsellers, and it also appeared on the R&B chart. Buoyed by good sales and the encouraging public reception Schifrin returned to the studio to cut his second CTI album "Towering Toccata." Again there was plenty of effervescent disco-funk grooves plus big movie theme adaptations including "King Kong."   This package also features liner notes by Charles Waring, contributor to MOJO magazine & Record Collector.


Audio Fidelity

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Return to Forever/Musicmagic ....Hybrid SACD $24.99

Return to Forever/Musicmagic ....Hybrid SACD $24.99

Musicmagic is Return to Forever's seventh and final studio album and one of the best jazz recordings released in the fusion genre. The album contains the final line-up of the band with only founders Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke returning from the previous recordings. This 1977 release was the first Return to Forever album in five years to contain vocals, performed here by Corea's future wife Gayle Moran and the surprisingly enjoyable Stanley Clarke. This album also marked the return of original member Joe Farrell on saxophone and flute, along with several new members making up a killer five-piece horn section.  The sound is remarkably more orchestral than anything the group had previously done, a cross between fusion, jazz vocals, big band and grassroots accoustic jazz. Musicmagic celebrates the pure joy of music with contributions from Corea ("The Musician"), Moran (the existential jazz ballad "Do You Ever"), Corea and Moran together ("Musicmagic" and "The Endless Night") and Clarke ("Hello Again" and the album's single greatest moment, "So Long Mickey Mouse," offering particularly great spots for Farrell's flute and soprano, Corea's keyboard kaleidoscope and Clarke's entrancing bass).  The music of this new Return to Forever band overwhelms you with a great sense of accomplishment. The album reached #4 on the Billboard Jazz chart and doesn't lose a beat when compared to previous works by the band.

Weather Report/Tale Spinnin' ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Weather Report/Tale Spinnin' ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Recorded in early 1975, Tale Spinnin', Weather Report's fifth studio album is filled with sunny textures of Latin and African flavors. During the '60s and early '70s Weather Report began to move towards a more cosmopolitan groove, and a melding of song with jazz in new and refreshing ways.  The recording stands with anything recorded during the so-called "jazz-rock fusion" era, if only on the basis of the range of fresh, intriguing originals by the band's co-founders and principle composers, the keyboardist Joe Zawinul and the saxophonist Wayne Shorter.  Zawinul's pioneering interest in what we now call world music is more in evidence with the exotic percussion, wordless vocals, and sandy sound effects of "Badia," and his synthesizer sophistication is growing along with the available technology. Wayne Shorter's work on soprano sax is more animated than on their previous albums and Alphonso Johnson puts his melodic bass more to the fore.  On pieces like Zawinul's propulsive, futuristic samba "Man in the Green Shirt" and "Badia," with its Middle Eastern and North African spices, as well as Shorter's long-lined "Freezing Fire" the ensemble, pushed by its ever-responsive bass-drums-percussionist team, works in bold, bright tonal colors. Another highlight, not only of this set but the entire Weather Report body of work, is "Five Short Stories," an epiphanic duet between Zawinul and Shorter.  It's as though the whole band is hooked up here, interacting and relating as one. It takes the listener on a journey to the swamplands of the Mississippi Delta, the high desert in north africa, and winds up in a party somewhere in the tropics on Mars.

Blood Sweat & Tears/Blood Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Blood Sweat & Tears/Blood Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Blood Sweat & Tears "Greatest Hits" is a compilation of the group's best-known material. The 1972 album was released at the point Blood, Sweat & Tears had released four albums and scored six Top 40 hits, each among the eleven tracks included on this release - seven singles chart entries, plus two album tracks from the celebrated debut album when Al Kooper helmed the group, and two more from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum second album.  In the spring of 1969 You've Made Me So Very Happy surged to #2 Billboard Pop Hot 100/#18 Adult Contemporary (AC)/#46 R&B, clearly grabbing the attention of audiences across the radio dial. The band's follow-up, Spinning Wheel, reached # 1 AC/# 2 Hot 100/# 45 R&B in the early summer and they closed out the year with Laura Nyro's classic, And When I Die becoming BS&T's third straight #2 Hot 100 hit.  The band introduced a new style of rock and roll, a jazz-rock fusion defined by exquisite musicianship, hot blasts of big brass horns and David Clayton-Thomas's aggressive blue-eyed soul delivery, Blood Sweat & Tears Greatest Hits captures all the important songs in their elegant glory.  For the millions who learned to love BS&T in 1969 when they were all over AM radio, this is the ideal collection of their most accessible material. This Audio Fidelity release includes all the hit radio singles.

Blue Oyster Cult/Secret Treaties ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Blue Oyster Cult/Secret Treaties ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Blue Oyster Cult's Secret Treaties on Quad 4.0 Multi-Channel Hybrid SACD!  Secret Treaties is the third studio album and final part of the powerful early '70s trio of albums by Blue Oyster Cult. While the speed-freak adrenaline heaviness and shrouded occult mystery of Tyranny and Mutation is the watermark for the band's creative invention, it is Secret Treaties that is widely and critically regarded as the band's classic.  The album spent 14 weeks in the US album charts, Melody Maker rated it "Top Rock Album of All Time" in 1975 and in 2002 Rolling Stone magazine called it one of "The 50 Coolest Records of All Time."  At least four of the tracks from Secret Treaties are featured in every BOC "best of" compilation ever released - that includes the mysterious lead-off track "Career of Evil" which was written by punk poetess Patti Smith, a longtime contributor to the band, the somewhat lyrically disturbing "Subhuman," the mischievous "Harvester of Eyes" and the exceptional epic closer "Astronomy."  The songs are expansive and lush in their textures. The BOC flamboyance is all here and so are the overdriven guitar riffs, the outpouring of urban frustration, an offbeat sense of humor and an ability to rock with grandeur. While elements of psychedelia have always been a part of the band's sound, it was always enfolded in proto-metal heaviness and biker boogie. Here, BOC created their own brand of heavy psychedelic noir to diversify their considerably aggressive attack.

Laura Nyro/Eli and the Thirteenth Confession ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Laura Nyro/Eli and the Thirteenth Confession ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Laura Nyro's Eli and the Thirteenth Confession on Quad 4.0 Multi-Channel Hybrid SACD!   1968's Eli and the Thirteenth Confession is the second album by singer, songwriter, and pianist Laura Nyro.  Just shy of 21, Laura Nyro - drawing on the many-splendored influences of pop, rock, R&B, jazz, gospel and even Broadway - created a masterpiece that sealed her place in the pantheon of songwriting greats. While others may have topped the charts with classics like "Stoned Soul Picnic," "Eli's Comin'" and "Sweet Blindness," Laura's soulful and personal interpretations remain indelible and definitive. With a youthful spirit, a wisdom far belying her years, and a passion and persuasion that are timeless, Nyro delivers an inspiring confessional for the ages on this landmark recording.

Leon Russell/Leon Russell ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Leon Russell/Leon Russell ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Leon's debut album is one for the ages. He is one of the most accomplished musicians to emerge from the '60s. Some of the hits included are "A Song for You," "Delta Lady," "I Put a Spell on You" and "Shoot Out on the Plantation," just to name a few. Appearing on this recording is a super star cast including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Joe Cocker, Merry Clayton and Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett.

Leon Russell/Leon Russell & the Shelter People ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Leon Russell/Leon Russell & the Shelter People ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Leon Russell's accolades are monumental in a number of categories, from songwriting to session playing, to his solo work. Leon Russell and the Shelter People is the second solo album by the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. This 1971 gem shot to #17 on the Billboard album charts.  This recording is a prime example of Russell's instrumental dexterity and ability to produce some energetic rock & roll. Poignant and expressive tracks such as "Of Thee I Sing," "Home Sweet Oklahoma," and "She Smiles Like a River" all lay claim to Russell's soulful style and are clear-cut examples of the power that he musters through his spirited piano playing and his voice. His Dylan covers, "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" and "A Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall" are especially strong and have him sounding so forceful, they could have been his own compositions.   A hearty, full-flavored gospel sound is amassed thanks to both the Shelter People and the Tulsa Tops, who back Russell up on most of the tracks, but it's Russell alone that makes "The Ballad of Mad Dogs and Englishmen" such an expressive piece and the highlight of the album. The final track of the original 11 song release is George Harrison's "Beware of Darkness" and is as good a read as the original recording.  This SACD includes 3 Bonus Tracks of additional Dylan covers.

Loggins & Messina/Full Sail ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Loggins & Messina/Full Sail ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Full Sail is the third album for the '70s soft rock sensations, Loggins & Messina. The 1973 release showed the versatility of the duo, with everything from 1950s retro to island-style pop and romantic ballads. The lead single "My Music" charted at #16 while other notable tracks included Jim Messina's island-rock anthem "Lahaina," fan favorite "Pathway to Glory" and the sensitive Kenny Loggins ballad, "A Love Song" that makes appreciative use of the guitars.  The follow-up single, a poetic masterpiece called "Watching the River Run," also achieved pop chart status. "Sailin' the Wind" closes the album in style with bookends of soothing nautical nuggets...a little audio treat, not to be missed, especially on this 4.0 multchannel version. The clarity and balance on this recording is wonderful. You can hear every vocal line, every guitar riff, every woodwind line.  The charm of Loggins & Messina is the evenness of their albums, and it's the chief talent (among many) that producer Messina brings to them. On "Full Sail" they begin to stretch out with lengthier instrumental passages with hints of country-jazz fusion. The album reached the Top 10 on the national charts and was very much a group success...the band was red-hot and at the height of their creativity.

Various Artists/The Collection ....Hybrid SACD $32.99

Various Artists/The Collection ....Hybrid SACD $32.99

4.0 Multichannel, The Collection is a special one-of-a kind compilation conceived and produced by Audio Fidelity to showcase the superb sound quality of our Stereo, Super Audio Compact Disc and our 4.0 Surround Sound. The Collection takes the music and the artists to a new sound level. It's like listening to the music for the first time. Whether in your car or at home, The Collection will be your go to disc. A few of the artists include Bob Dylan, Santana, Miles Davis, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock and many more. The Collection also includes a colorful and informative 12-page booklet with pictures and notes on each artist and selected track.

Earth Wind & Fire/Head to the Sky ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Earth Wind & Fire/Head to the Sky ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

4.0 Quad Multichannel.  With the passing of Maurice White, the founder, producer, songwriter, and singer of Earth Wind & Fire, fans and music critics have begun examining his rich body of work. Audio Fidelity is honored to announce the release of Head to the Sky, a formative recording and highly regarded gem from the Earth Wind & Fire catalog. Maurice was the heart and soul of the band and his contributions are on display in every track of this coveted recording. This highly spiritual collection is a mixture of African rhythms, gospel-inflections, fusion, rock, tribal funk, improvisational jazz and Latin rhythms. The album includes the angelic ballad "The World's a Masquerade" and the rhythmic opening track, "Evil" with its funk guitars, Latin rhythms and ghostly back-up vocals was the bands' biggest hit up to that point. Other material ranged from the hauntingly pretty title song to the jazz fusion treasure "Zanzibar," one of the great extended jazz-rock numbers of the early seventies. Always known for their unique sound, this album confirms Earth Wind & Fire, a band for the ages and Maurice White, a musical gift and legend.

Rage Against the Machine/Rage Against the Machine ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Rage Against the Machine/Rage Against the Machine ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Rage Against the Machine's first album is a mix of punk, metal, hardcore and politically resonate rap. Every song is full of energy with smart lyrics and plenty of slam-dancing potential. In 1992, the band released its self-titled debut album, which became a commercial and critical success. The album went to #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, and #45 on the Billboard 200 chart. Rolling Stone magazine named it as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2001, Q magazine named it as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time.  This album is relentless, from the opening track "Bombtrack" all the way to the last blast of "Freedom," every tune is a highly explosive ball of energy, none of which is clearly superior to any of the others. The lyrics, while full of blunt and pure anger, are very passionate and well-written in the sense that they actually stand for something.  This album like no other changed the landscape of '90s music. Zack de la Rocha's vitriolic and angst-ridden words fueled by the heaviest rhythm section on the planet featuring drummer Brad Wilk and the exciting and dynamic bass of Timmy C and of course, RATM's signature sound, Tom Morello's belligerent, aggressive guitar riffs and turntable-esque noise that make this the best debut album of all-time.  The liner notes claim, "No samples, keyboards or synthesizers used in the making of this recording." This is, and always will be considered Rage Against the Machine's most important work.

Mannheim Steamroller with Chip Davis & The London Symphony Orchestra/Fresh Aire 8 ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Mannheim Steamroller with Chip Davis & The London Symphony Orchestra/Fresh Aire 8 ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Available for the first time on Hybrid 5.1 Surround Sound!  Fresh Aire 8 is the final album in the Mannheim Steamroller Fresh Aire series. Fresh Aire 8 has a full sound that offers a well-balanced blend of synthesizers and orchestra richly augmented by the London Symphony. Always thematic affairs, the topic this time is Infinity and how it relates to all facets of human life...love, art, philosophy, mathematics and of course music. This allows for some rather bizarre musical pieces as classic Mannheim Steamroller riffs weave their way through the tapestry of new sounds.  The first track is carved up into a five-part "suite, "The Big Bang" and "Leonardo" are extremely effective pieces and the hauntingly romantic "Circle of Love" is another exceptional track. Varying styles are played-out with slow and up-tempo pacing throughout this great production.  The Fresh Aire series has always been at the forefront of sound recording technology. Whenever an audio store needed to demo a piece of expensive equipment, invariably the music chosen to sample on the equipment was by Mannheim Steamroller. This latest 5.1 issue by Fresh Aire 8 is predicted to be the definitive medium by which to judge digital surround-sound audio systems.  All eight Fresh Aire releases were certified gold over the years it has taken to complete the series that began in 1975. Fresh Aire 8 is dynamic and refreshing and of the high standard of sound and performance the audience has long enjoyed from this ground breaking group of talented musicians.

 

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Bob Dylan/The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 Concert at Philharmonic Hall ....Hybrid SACD $52.99

Bob Dylan/The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964 Concert at Philharmonic Hall ....Hybrid SACD $52.99

5.0 Multichannel - This 1964 concert is the first all acoustic live performance to enter Bob Dylan's discography. Whether you are listening in the car or at home the sound quality is magnificent. This is the first time this concert has ever been heard in 5.0 surround sound. The 2-SACD Audio Fidelity collection presents the entire concert from the original Columbia Records master tapes and also includes a 56-page book that documents the historic show from Halloween night, 1964 in words and 36 photographs.  Here is Dylan as an eager-to-please 23 year old and while much has been made of the later electric performance of the 1960s, it is here that you can see how good Dylan really was with just a guitar and a harmonica. His voice is in top form throughout the 19 song set and Dylan shows all the budding facets of his art up to this time, from the protest songs, the more introspective material and the radical new direction he was pursuing. Joking and bantering with the crowd, he proves to be a very masterful solo performer and when Joan Baez joins him on stage the voltage only increases.  This performance certainly has its share of firsts and highlights, including the only known live version of "Spanish Harlem Incident," the premiere of the songs "Gates of Eden" and "If You Gotta Go, Go Now." This truly is a one of a kind collection. Other favorites include "The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "All I Really Want to Do" to name a few.

Herbie Hancock/Thrust ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

Herbie Hancock/Thrust ....Hybrid SACD $27.99

4.0 Multichannel - Thrust, the 1974 follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album, was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor and it also reached #13 on the Billboard LP chart.  Herbie Hancock continued to reach into the rapidly changing high-tech world for new sounds, most notably the metallic sheen of the then-new ARP string synthesizer which was already becoming a staple item on pop and jazz-rock records. The set includes four extended tracks, three of which concentrate on the funk with plenty of Hancock's wah-wah clavinet, synthesizer textures and effects, and electric piano ruminations that venture beyond the outer limits of post-bop. The change-of-pace is one of Hancock's loveliest electric pieces, "Butterfly," a match for any tune he's written before or since.  The lineup for Thrust present a tightly knit ensemble that could turn a groove inside and out without losing its center. Credit the rhythm trio of electric bassist Paul Jackson, drummer Mike Clark and percussionist Bill Summers and the consistently convincing playing of reedman and indispensable colorist Bennie Maupin, another Miles Davis alum.

 


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John Hammond/Mirrors ....CD $13.99

John Hammond/Mirrors ....CD $13.99

The cleverly-conceived cover shot tips you off to the fact that this 1967 record - comprised of outtakes from sessions for his John Hammond, Big City Blues, So Many Roads, and Country Blues albums - displays two different sides of the great white bluesman John Hammond, one electric, one acoustic. The electric side features a backing band for the ages, consisting of Band members Levon Helm and Robbie Robertson plus Mike Bloomfield (on piano!) and Charley Musselwhite, while the acoustic side is just Hammond on guitar. There is little doubt that members of blues-rock bands both current and future listened carefully to this record; "Death Don't Have No Mercy" (Grateful Dead), "Statesboro Blues" (Allman Brothers), and "Keys to the Highway" (Derek & the Dominos) all appear here, and indeed Hammond was friends with Eric Clapton and Duane Allman as well as with the members of The Band that play on the album. More importantly, however, Hammond lays a convincing claim to being one of his generation's greatest bluesmen, especially with his takes on the Robert Johnson tunes "Travelling Riverside," "Stones in My Passway," and "Walking Blues." This is the only Hammond album recorded for Vanguard in the '60s yet to be released on CD, and our Real Gone reissue includes notes by Richie Unterberger with exclusive quotes from John Hammond himself. A long-lost classic!

Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys/The Street Giveth...and the Street Taketh Away ....CD $13.99

Cat Mother & The All Night Newsboys/The Street Giveth...and the Street Taketh Away ....CD $13.99

Let's get the preliminaries over with right away by stating that this album, the 1969 debut release from Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys, was co-produced by none other than Jimi Hendrix (they were long-time friends, the band opened for The Experience on tour, and had the misfortune of sharing the same manager, Mike Jeffrey). But Cat Mother was far more than a footnote to a superstar's career. Not only did this record score a Top 40 hit with "Good Old Rock 'N Roll," but it's also a marvelously eclectic affair beloved by record collectors of every stripe - just do a quick Google search - with elements of folk, country and late '60s riff rock alongside the hit's tongue-in-cheek revivalism. Not JUST for Hendrix completists (though they will want it, too)!

Sandy Bull/Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo ....CD $13.99

Sandy Bull/Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo ....CD $13.99

Multi-instrumentalist Sandy Bull's debut, Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, was for all intents and purposes the beginning of the "world music" movement. And if that seems like a bold claim, keep in mind that while many classical composers had borrowed folk motifs throughout the centuries, the melange of folk, jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and even rock 'n' roll that this record offered - back in 1963! - was simply unprecedented. It all comes together on the album's first track, a 21 minute and 51 second stylistic odyssey appropriately entitled "Blend."  Backed by jazz drummer Billy Higgins, Bull improvises in a fashion akin to jazz, but his guitar style displays elements of folk, and the droning quality and raga-like climax echo aspects of Middle Eastern and Indian music. The rest of the album is no less peripatetic, offering interpretations of German composer Carl Orff, English Renaissance composer William Byrd, a Southern mountain tune, and a gospel song.  Nowadays, of course, this kind of stylistic leapfrogging is commonplace; but Bull was so far ahead of his time in 1963 that the record predictably did not sell well, though it did attract an avid cult following and gained praise from the New York Times and Down Beat. Now, Real Gone Music takes great pleasure in bringing this groundbreaking recording back into print for the first time ever on CD, with notes by Richie Unterberger supplementing Nat Hentoff's original notes and remastering by Joe Tarantino. One of the great lost treasures of the '60s, ripe to be rediscovered.

The B-52's/Live! 8.24.1979 ....CD $13.99

The B-52's/Live! 8.24.1979 ....CD $13.99

Best to let the band itself describe this live album, which is only the second B-52's concert recording and the only one to capture them during their early years: "We opened for the Talking Heads at the Berklee Center in Boston just six weeks after our first record was released. We were a little scared of the audience so we kept our heads down and focused - and we danced like mad when there was a break! Ricky was so fierce on the guitar - so intense - it was all so raw and live and we loved it."  Now, Real Gone Music is very proud to present this key live document of one of America's most beloved and distinctive New Wave groups on CD for the first time, complete with liner notes by Jason Gross featuring fresh quotes from the band members and rare photos. From "Rock Lobster" to "Private Idaho," you WILL dance this mess around when you hear this, we promise!

The Isley Brothers/Groove with You ... Live! ....CD $15.99

The Isley Brothers/Groove with You ... Live! ....CD $15.99

"The Great Lost Isley Brothers Album" is coming to CD from Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records! In 1980, Ronald, Rudolph, O'Kelly, Ernie and Marvin Isley and Chris Jasper were riding high with their electrifying fusion of rock, funk and soul. After having transformed in 1973 from a three-man vocal group to a self-contained six-man band, The Isleys cranked out hit after hit: original powerhouses like "That Lady," "Fight the Power," and "For the Love of You," and dramatic covers of pop songs introduced by Seals and Crofts, Carole King, and Todd Rundgren. "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" had given the Isleys their longest stay atop the R&B charts since 1969's "It's Your Thing," and savoring its success, they decided to follow in the footsteps of The Commodores, Parliament, and Earth Wind & Fire to record a live album. Rather than bring a mobile truck to a concert venue, however, The Isley Brothers chose to cut Groove with You...Live! at Bearsville Sound Studio in Woodstock, New York. The resulting recordings had all of the incendiary thrills of a live performance, but with pristine studio fidelity. The band overdubbed an audience's frenzied reception and the energetic introduction of MC "Gorgeous" George Odell to create an in-studio live album as captivating as the real thing. It was presented to CBS for release on the band's T-Neck imprint, but the label opted to wait for an original studio record.  Groove with You...Live! was shelved. Fast forward to 2015, and the Bearsville sessions were remixed, sans crowd ambiance, for inclusion as one disc of a massive Isleys CD box set. Later that year, Groove with You...Live! was restored and released in its originally-intended "live" version on limited edition vinyl. Now, this sizzling, swooning and immersive double-album document of The Isleys at the peak of their powers comes to CD for the very first time as The Isley Brothers originally intended it!  Featuring classic hits like "Take Me to the Next Phase," "Summer Breeze," and "Livin' in the Life," Groove with You...Live! has been remastered by Mark Wilder and Chris Le Monde and features new liner notes from The Second Disc's Joe Marchese with quotes from Ernie Isley and Chris Jasper. This must-have for fans of R&B, soul, funk and rock will, without a doubt, make you want to shout!

Fanny/Fanny ....CD $15.99

Fanny/Fanny ....CD $15.99

It's hard to overstate the importance of Fanny's 1970 debut album. For the first time, a group of women (sisters June and Jean Millington, Alice De Buhr and Nickey Barclay) wrote and sang their own songs, played their own instruments and, perhaps most importantly, rocked just as hard as any male band out there. And, as the first all female band signed to a major label (Reprise) and with superstar producer Richard Perry at the board, these four women became perhaps L.A.'s biggest "buzz band," landing repeated bookings at the Whisky-a-Go-Go with a who's who of rock's glitterati in attendance. But, without a reference point with which to review them, the rock press was less than kind, often dismissing them as a novelty act.  Fanny would have to become that reference point, and so they did for the generations of female rockers to come after them, from Joan Jett to Girlschool to Courtney Love and beyond.  They were truly the Godmothers of Chick Rock.  Now, Real Gone Music is proud to reissue, the self-titled debut release from Fanny, complete with the original gatefold album art and sporting new liner notes from none other than June Millington, whose tales will take you inside the studio and out to the front lines of rock's feminist makeover. Grrl power starts here!

Fanny/Mother's Pride (Expanded Edition) ....CD $15.99

Fanny/Mother's Pride (Expanded Edition) ....CD $15.99

With the release of Fanny's 1973 album Mother's Pride, Real Gone Music concludes its reissue campaign of the groundbreaking female rock group's classic Reprise catalog. And while there might be some argument as to whether or not we have saved the best for last - all four Reprise albums the band put out have their champions among Fanny followers - there is no question that we have saved the biggest for last, as this expanded edition clocks in with no less than eight bonus tracks! Indeed, Mother's Pride is perhaps the most controversial entry in the Fanny catalog, as Todd Rundgren agreed to produce the album on the condition that he and he alone oversee the album mix. The result was a record that cemented Fanny's popularity in the U.K. but failed to make a dent in the charts here in the States. Like our previous Fanny reissues, this release features track-by-track annotation from the band as well as rare photos.  Another seminal '70s rock record from everybody's favorite "forgotten" all-female rock group, supplemented with rare demos and lost tracks!

Wilson Pickett/Land of 1000 Dances - The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. One ....CD $16.99

Wilson Pickett/Land of 1000 Dances - The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. One ....CD $16.99

Are you ready for the wickedest Real Gone soul collection yet? Here, in one smokin' hot set, are the first 22 single sides that the great Wilson Pickett recorded for the Atlantic label, some of the most hallowed recordings in the history of soul music. Along with the intoxicating mix of hits - "In the Midnight Hour," "Mustang Sally," "634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)," "Land of 1000 Dances," "Don't Fight It," and more - and rare B-sides that come with the territory on a singles collection, you also get those punchy mono single mixes/versions that bring out the raw excitement of these seminal performances, not to mention the incredible musicianship of folks like Steve Cropper, Al Jackson, Donald "Duck" Dunn, and Isaac Hayes. Indeed, even if you purchased Rhino Handmade's collection of Pickett's complete Atlantic studio sessions, you don't own the single versions - this volume (and the two to come after it) are necessary complements to that outstanding set. Remastered by Mike Milchner from sources derived from the original tapes, and annotated by Joe Marchese, who penned the notes on Real Gone's previous collection of the Wicked Pickett's RCA recordings, Land of 1000 Dances - The Complete Atlantic Singles Vol. One presents some of the greatest soul ever waxed exactly how it was originally waxed - as singles for airplay on the radio. It's the material that made Wilson Pickett a legend.

Eddie Money/The Complete Hits & More! ....double CD $19.99

Eddie Money/The Complete Hits & More! ....double CD $19.99

After famously dropping out of the New York Police Academy to pursue his rock and roll dreams, Eddie Money burst on to the scene in the late '70s with a series of sweaty, blue collar hits in the mold of Bob Seger, Mitch Ryder, and Bruce Springsteen, then capitalized on the MTV era by narrating a series of funny videos that cemented his image as a rock and roll Everyman, albeit one with a sneaky good songwriting touch and a powerful blue-eyed soul set of pipes. The lifestyle got the best of him during the mid-'80s, but he made a remarkable comeback in the late '80s and continues on the circuit to this day offering his trademark mix of no-nonsense rock 'n' roll and regular guy stage persona. The Complete Hits and More is by far the biggest Eddie Money collection ever, offering, like the title says, all 24 chart hits plus tracks drawn from 10 different albums and some rare live tracks drawn from the promo-only Livin' It Up EP (which debuts on CD here in its entirety), featuring "Two Tickets to Paradise," "Baby Hold On," "Think I'm in Love," "Shakin'," his comeback duet with Ronnie Spector, "Take Me Home Tonight"/"Be My Baby," "I Wanna Go Back," "Walk on Water," and "Peace in Our Time." Bill Kopp supplies the liner notes, with added photos and album art. 35 tracks remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios...two CDs to paradise for Eddie Money fans!

The Meters/A Message from The Meters - The Complete Josie Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 ....double CD $26.99

The Meters/A Message from The Meters - The Complete Josie Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 ....double CD $26.99

How would you like to hear a new side - or should we say sides - of the world's greatest funk band? This 40-track set presents the A and B-side of every single that organist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter, Jr., and drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste cut for the Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. label, virtually their entire singles output save for a few odds 'n' ends issued mostly overseas. That means that you not only get every hit along with its hard-to-find B-side but also the rare single mixes, including the especially rare original mono single mixes of the 1968-1971 Josie sides, very few of which have appeared on CD (the first CD is all mono; the second, featuring the later Reprise and Warner Bros. singles, presents all stereo single mixes). These songs represent the mother lode of New Orleans funk, classic tracks like "Sophisticated Cissy," "Cissy Strut," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Chicken Strut," "Hand Clapping Song," "Hey Pocky A-Way," and more, all but two tracks co-produced by the late, legendary Allen Toussaint. And, with liner notes by Bill Dahl featuring quotes from Nocentelli, Neville, and Porter, this 2-CD set offers probably the best retrospective to date of this enormously influential band. And how's the sound? Well, after extensive and exhaustive tape research, we were able to come up with original tape sources for all but five of these single sides, and the remastering - by Mike Milchner at SonicVision - is tight! Just maybe the year's most indispensable R&B release.

 

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The Electric Prunes/The Complete Reprise Singles ....CD $16.99

The Electric Prunes/The Complete Reprise Singles ....CD $16.99

Though the Electric Prunes were responsible for some of the boldest and most experimental pop of the late '60s, they always were, more than just about any band of their ilk, a singles-oriented act, at least in their earliest incarnation. In fact, according to vocalist James Lowe, the engineers at American Recording, where many of their early singles were recorded, used to transmit the single mixes to a radio in a car parked outside the studio to make sure the songs sounded good in the medium through which most people would hear them. As a result, the Prunes singles were punchier than their album counterparts, and were, above all, mono - yet to date, no legitimate collection has ever compiled these singles, many of which have never been on CD in their original mix. Now, for the first time, Real Gone Music has assembled all 23 of their original single sides for Reprise, which span several band line-ups and several legendary producers (Dave Hassinger, David Axelrod) with very different visions, yet remain of remarkably consistent high quality. Richie Unterberger's notes include track commentary from the band and shots of the original singles themselves. Special bonus: the band's demonstration of the Vox Wah-Wah Pedal!

The Tubes/Young & Rich + Now ....double CD $18.99

The Tubes/Young & Rich + Now ....double CD $18.99

The fact that these two albums, their second and third releases, were out of print for years is eloquent testimony to the fact that the Tubes are one of the most underrated bands of the '70s. This was a band that blended disparate strands of Album-Oriented Rock into a vision all their own. Salacious Zappalike satire? Check. Over the top theatricality a la Alice Cooper? Check. BOC-like hard rock? Check. Even avant-garde, Beefheart-ian atonality cropped up in unexpected places. Yet underneath all the pomp and circumstance this San Francisco group was still just a bar band, and it was these radically different stylistic directions that held back these records from widespread commercial success even as they rewarded those listeners that hung on for the ride. Whether live, with the various personas adopted by Fee Waybill, or in the studio, the Tubes approached each song as a conceptual art piece; such songs as "Don't Touch Me There," "Slipped My Disco," "Cathy's Clone" and "God-Bird-Change" attest that they damn well pulled it off. One CD wasn't enough to hold these records; we've given them each their own disc, and added liner notes by Gene Sculatti drawn from a new interview with drummer Prairie Prince along with the original inner-sleeve art. Essential '70s artifacts whose vision remains vital and relevant.

Grateful Dead/Dick's Picks Vol. 27 - Oakland Coliseum Arena 12/16/92 ....triple CD $45.99

Grateful Dead/Dick's Picks Vol. 27 - Oakland Coliseum Arena 12/16/92 ....triple CD $45.99

This is the only Dick's Picks volume to feature the final Dead line-up, with Vince Welnick assuming all keyboard duties after the departure of Bruce Hornsby, and, fittingly enough, it provides quite the showcase for the ex-Tubes keyboardist's vocal chops on the unexpected covers of the Who's "Baba O'Riley" and the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows!" Those are two of the four bonus songs taken from the next night's show at the same venue; the rest of this 3-CD set presents the complete 12/16/92 Oakland show, which offers among its treasures a rare (albeit abbreviated), '90s reading of "Dark Star," a great, Pigpen-tribute rendition of "Good Lovin'," Bob Weir's fine reading of Willie Dixon's "The Same Thing" and a marvelously exploratory "Playing in the Band/Drums/Space" segment. One of the best '90s Dead shows, presented in HDCD sound.

Grateful Dead/Dick's Picks Vol. 29 - 5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta GA & 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena ....6 CD Set $62.99

Grateful Dead/Dick's Picks Vol. 29 - 5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta GA & 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena ....6 CD Set $62.99

Start talking tours to any Deadhead you know and just say "Spring '77" - chances are a big smile will steal across his or her face. That's because of all the road trips in the Dead's long history, arguably the one that saw the most consistently high level of playing was the Spring '77 tour the band undertook in support of its forthcoming Terrapin Station album.  And that's why, out of the 36 volumes in the Dick's Picks series, only one, this one, is a 6-CD set (there isn't even a 5-CD set)! Inside are two complete shows minus one encore (from the Florida show), plus some equally fantastic, unlisted bonus tracks from a 10/11/77 show in Norman, Oklahoma, all impeccably recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson.  Highest among the many highlights from the Fox Theatre show are the version of Sugaree and the incredible segue from Playing in the Band to Uncle John's Band (also don't miss the unbilled, primal version of Not Fade Away). But the Lakeland show just may take the cake - two medleys, a breathtaking Scarlet Begonias/Fire on the Mountain and a jaw-dropping Estimated Prophet/He's Gone/Drums/The Other One/Comes a Time/St. Stephen/Not Fade Away/St. Stephen/One More Saturday Night, are the icing. Comes with original slipcased packaging.

Sea Level/Sea Level + Long Walk on a Short Pier ....CD $15.99

Sea Level/Sea Level + Long Walk on a Short Pier ....CD $15.99

Having put out Sea Level's second and third albums, we're now polishing off their Capricorn album catalog by releasing the first and last albums on a single CD! Sea Level had begun as a Allman Brothers spinoff, with three members of the mid-'70s ABB (keyboardist Chuck Leavell, percussionist Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson and bassist Lamar Williams) leading their proto-jam band mixture of jazz, blues, and rock on the debut record, which was highlighted by such instrumentals as "The Rain in Spain" and "Tidal Wave" as well as the Leavell organ showcase "Grand Larceny." And though the band had changed quite a bit between the first and fourth record - Jaimoe and drummer George Weaver had left, and guitarist Davis Causey, saxophonist/keyboardist Randall Bramblett, and drummer Joe English had joined - the band maintained its superb "level" of musicianship, even though Long Walk on a Short Pier didn't come out in the U.S. for 20 years due to contractual problems with Capricorn. Both albums have been out of print on CD for over a decade and command huge prices on the reselllers' market; they appear here with notes by Scott Schinder featuring exclusive quotes from Chuck Leavell himself!

The Delfonics/40 Classic Soul Sides ....double CD $19.99

The Delfonics/40 Classic Soul Sides ....double CD $19.99

Hey Philly Soul fans - we are going to blow your minds this time! Here is (by far) the biggest anthology ever afforded the trio that pioneered the Philadelphia Sound, The Delfonics, featuring 40 sweetly soulful tracks, most of 'em recorded under the watchful eye of the great Thom Bell and featuring the potent songwriting team of Bell and lead singer William Hart. In fact, this collection is so comprehensive that it's missing only six tracks from the group's four classic Philly Groove studio albums, and has thrown on three non-LP sides to boot! Every key track is here, including "La-La Means I Love You," "You Got Yours and I'll Get Mine," "(Didn't I) Blow Your Mind This Time," "Trying to Make a Fool of Me," "I'm Sorry," "Break Your Promise," "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love), and more, all beautifully remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. And for an extra special treat, Joe Marchese's notes include exclusive quotes from Thom Bell, William Hart, and legendary Philly Soul sideman Bobby Eli. Undeniably definitive Delfonics!

Survivor/The Definitive Collection ....double CD $21.99

Survivor/The Definitive Collection ....double CD $21.99

After leading The Ides of March (Vehicle) and recording a solo album for Epic in 1976 (whose liner notes termed him "a survivor," thus inspiring the band name), vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Jim Peterik formed Survivor in 1978 along with guitarist Frankie Sullivan. After recording a couple of moderately successful albums for the Scotti Brothers label, the band struck gold when Sly Stallone tapped them to record the theme song for Rocky III. "Eye of the Tiger" went to #1, took the album of the same name to #2, and cemented Survivor's place in rock history. Now, Real Gone Music is proud to present the most comprehensive collection ever devoted to this Windy City legend, a 2-CD set offering 35 tracks taken from the peak 1978-1988 years, featuring key tracks from both the Dave Bickler and Jimi Jamison lead vocalist eras. All but two of the band's hits are here, including such indelible tracks as, of course, "Eye of the Tiger," "Poor Man's Son," "American Heartbeat," "I Can't Hold Back," "High on You," "The Search Is Over," "Burning Heart" (from Rocky IV), "Is This Love," and more.  Liner note writer Bill Kopp sat down for a nice, long interview with Jim Peterik, and we've included photos and album art. The definitive collection indeed....get your '80s groove on!

Brook Benton/Rainy Night in Georgia - The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A's & B's ....double CD $27.99

Brook Benton/Rainy Night in Georgia - The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A's & B's ....double CD $27.99

He's one of the all-time great soul balladeers, with 58 pop and 38 R&B hits to his credit, and his beautiful baritone is one of the most recognizable voices in all of pop and soul music, but Brook Benton has never had any kind of collection devoted to his last great body of work, the Jimmy Bowen-produced sides he recorded for Reprise and the Arif Mardin-produced material he recorded for Cotillion during the late '60s and early '70s. Now, in true Real Gone fashion, we've put together a two-CD package that includes the A and B-side of every single side Benton recorded for the two labels, all but one (see below) in their original mono single mixes and, after an exhaustive vault search, all but three from original tape sources. These 31 sides display a staggering stylistic versatility ranging from R&B takes on pop standards like "My Way" (yes, that song can be funky, and it's here in a rare stereo single mix!), "I Gotta Be Me," and "The Glory of Love," to gospel songs like "If You Think God Is Dead," topical tunes like "Heaven Help Us All" and "A Black Child Can't Smile," and, of course, some Southern-dipped soul like the #1 R&B hit "Rainy Night in Georgia" and the seven single sides he recorded with the Dixie Flyers, including the hits "Shoes" and "Don't It Make You Want to Go Home." Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision and annotated by Gene Sculatti, Rainy Night in Georgia - The Complete Reprise & Cotillion Singles A's & B's is a major soul find and deserves a place on the shelf right next to Brook's classic Mercury material.






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Gary

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# 702

September 12, 2016

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

Ryko/WEA/ADA: Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Daniel Lanois, Eric Johnson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Syrinx, Randy Newman, Pretenders, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Uriah Heep, The Monkees, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Yes, Peter Gabriel, Scott Walker, John Renbourn & Wizz Jones, Can, John Coltrane, Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Judy Henske & Jerry Yester, Delain, Black Sabbath, Dio, Maynard Ferguson
Caroline/EMI: Vangelis, Santana, Peter Gabriel, Pete Townshend's Deep End, Traveling Wilburys, Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, David Crosby, Van Morrison, David Clayton-Thomas, Miles Davis Quintet, Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Steve Reich, Steve Gadd Band, Andrew Cyrille Quartet, Toto, Syd Arthur, Seventh Wonder, Journey, The Beach Boys, Justin Hayward, The Beatles, Deep Purple, Styx, Freddie Mercury
Wounded Bird: Bobby Keys, Seals & Crofts, Harry Chapin, The King of Comedy [Soundtrack], David Lindley, Peter Wolf, Hubert Laws, Plasticland, Agent Orange, The Dickies, Wipers, Peggy Lee


Ryko/WEA/ADA

Coming Soon!!!

Jethro Tull/Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) ....double CD + DVD Box Set $34.99

Jethro Tull/Stand Up (The Elevated Edition) ....double CD + DVD Box Set $34.99

Jethro Tull's second album, Stand Up, marked an early turning point for the band with the addition of guitarist Martin Barre along with Ian Anderson's introduction of folk-rock influences to the group's blues-based sound. Released in the summer of 1969, Stand Up rose quickly to the top of the U.K. Albums Chart, and eventually earned gold certification in the U.S. This fall, Parlophone will release a deluxe version of the album as a 2CD/1DVD set.  Stand Up was the first album where Anderson controlled the music and lyrics, resulting in a group of diverse songs that ranged from the swirling blues of "A New Day Yesterday" and the mandolin-fueled rave-up of "Fat Man," to the group's spirited re-working of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Bouree in E Minor." In a recent interview, Anderson picked Stand Up as his favorite Jethro Tull album, "because that was my first album of first really original music. It has a special place in my heart."  The first disc features Steven Wilson's new stereo mixes of the original album, along with a number of rare recordings, including an unreleased version of "Bouree." Other highlights include four songs recorded at the BBC, plus stereo single mixes for "Living in the Past" and "Driving Song."  The second disc captures Jethro Tull performing live in Sweden, where the band opened for Jimi Hendrix in January 1969. Recorded only a few weeks after Barre joined the band, the concert includes songs from Tull's debut album ("A Song For Jeffery" and "My Sunday Feeling"), as well as two songs destined for Stand Up: "Back to the Family" and "Nothing Is Easy." Rounding out the disc are mono single mixes for "Living in the Past" and "Driving Song," plus two radio spots promoting the album.  The DVD includes concert footage of the band performing "To Be Sad Is a Mad Way to Be" and "Back to the Family." The disc also features Steven Wilson's remix of the original album in PCM stereo and DD/DTS 5.1 surround sound; a 96/24 flat transfer of the original stereo master tapes; plus a 96/24 flat transfer of the original mono and stereo mixes of "Living in the Past" and "Driving Song."  Presented in the now familiar book sized packaging that includes a 112-page booklet with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.  Includes the original album's pop-up book artwork designed by James Grashow.

David Bowie/Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976) ....12 CD Box Set $134.99

David Bowie/Who Can I Be Now? (1974 - 1976) ....12 CD Box Set $134.99

The boxed set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990s, includes Diamond Dogs, David Live (in original and 2005 mixes), Young Americans, and Station To Station (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as The Gouster, Live Nassau Coliseum '76, and a new compilation entitled Re:Call 2, which is a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides. Exclusive to the boxed set is The Gouster. Previously unreleased as a complete album, it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the Young Americans album. The Gouster contains three previously unreleased mixes: "Right," "Can You Hear Me," and "Somebody Up there Likes Me."  The boxed set's accompanying book, 128 pages, features rarely seen and previously unpublished photos by photographers including Eric Stephen Jacobs, Tom Kelley, Geoff MacCormack, Terry O'Neill, Steve Schapiro, and many others as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums from producers Tony Visconti and Harry Maslin.

 

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Jimi Hendrix/Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12-31-1969 ....Hybrid Stereo SACD $35.99

Jimi Hendrix/Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12-31-1969 ....Hybrid Stereo SACD $35.99

Jimi Hendrix closed 1969 by disbanding the Jimi Hendrix Experience and assembling a new group, the short-lived Band of Gypsys. They debuted in four historic concerts at New York City's Fillmore East - two sets on New Year's Eve, and two more on New Year's Day 1970. The latter shows were combined and edited for the famed Band of Gypsys album in April 1970.  The first night's first concert is now getting a proper release as Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/1969. The new album marks the first time the complete early set has been released in any configuration.  Enjoy this new material on Hybrid Stereo SACD from Analogue Productions!  Album producers Experience Hendrix L.L.C. is led by the team of Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott. Kramer was Jimi Hendrix's primary recording engineer; Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/1969 was mixed from the original 1-inch 8-track master tapes by Eddie Kramer and mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.  "We didn't know what to expect from the audience, and the audience didn't know what to expect from us, but from the time we hit that first note, they were in awe," Cox notes in a press release announcing the set. "You had Jimi Hendrix, a drummer who had been with the Electric Flag and Wilson Pickett, and I was the new kid on the block."  Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix's legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career that boasted of indefinite possibilities.

 

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Jimi Hendrix/People Hell & Angels ....Hybrid Stereo SACD $35.99

Jimi Hendrix/People Hell & Angels ....Hybrid Stereo SACD $35.99

People, Hell & Angels is an essential album premiering 12 previously unreleased studio recordings by legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. And now it is arriving on Hybrid Stereo SACD!  People, Hell & Angels showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio. Beginning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix grew restless, eager to develop new material with old friends and new ensembles. Outside the view of a massive audience that had established the Experience as rock's largest grossing concert act and simultaneously placed two of his albums in the U.S. Top 10 sales chart, Jimi was busy working behind the scenes to craft his next musical statement.  These 12 recordings encompass a variety of unique sounds and styles using many of the elements - Hendrix toys with horns, keyboards, percussion and second guitar - that Jimi wanted to incorporate within his new music. People, Hell & Angels presents some of the finest Jimi Hendrix guitar work ever issued and provides a compelling window into his growth as a songwriter, musician and producer.  The tracks on People, Hell and Angels originally were planned to serve as a follow-up to Hendrix's 1968 album Electric Ladyland.  With an album title coined by Hendrix, People, Hell & Angels reveals some of Hendrix's post-Experience ambitions and directions as he worked with new musicians - including the Buffalo Springfield's Stephen Stills, drummer Buddy Miles, Billy Cox (with whom Hendrix had served in the 101st US Army Airborne and later played on the famed R & B 'chitlin circuit' together) and others - creating fresh and exciting sounds for the next chapter in his extraordinary career.  "In '68 and '69, Jimi was in the studio constantly," recalls his former sound manager, Eddie Kramer. "His whole life was in the studio."  Album producers Experience Hendrix LLC is led by the team of Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott.

 

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Daniel Lanois/Goodbye to Language ....CD $12.99

Daniel Lanois/Goodbye to Language ....CD $12.99

Daniel Lanois is one of the most influential record producers of the modern era: the man who brought Bob Dylan back; longtime collaborator with Brian Eno, soundsculpting a series of mammoth releases for U2; and producer of breakthrough late-career albums by Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris. But before all that, Daniel Lanois was an experimental musician, recording his unique guitar voicings for groundbreaking albums with guys like Brian Eno and Jon Hassell, along the way helping to invent a genre called ambient music.   Goodbye to Language is the perfect joining of the dots, through the world-changing experiments of his early days with Eno, to his flights through the most rarefied atmospheres of the mainstream of music. Constructed entirely from the sounds of the pedal steel guitar, Daniel on the pedal steel and his mate Rocco Deluca on the lap steel with compositional rigour that recalls the 20th century dreamscapes of Ravel and Debussy, with a sense of sonic futurism and yet also with the naturalness that can only come from someone rooted in centuries of grassroots music. And while fusions of influence can sometimes lead to homogenization in the blending of source material, this record does precisely the opposite: it's about highlighting the highest common factors from a lifetime of influences. Or as he succinctly puts it: "I operate under the banner of soul music - music that just feels right and comes from a truthful place." When a musician with as much expertise and experience as Daniel tells their own personal truth, you should really listen closely.

 

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Eric Johnson/EJ ....CD $15.99

Eric Johnson/EJ ....CD $15.99

Texas guitar legend and Grammy award winner Eric Johnson releases his first all-acoustic solo album. 'EJ' is Johnson's most intimate album to date. It brings listeners as close as possible to hearing Johnson in his own living room, performing songs on piano and steel-string and nylon-string acoustic guitars. Eric Johnson laid out 13 beautifully crafted tracks, all self-produced in his own Saucer Sound Studio in Austin. Johnson, long known for his painstaking approach to making records, used a much more immediate approach to for the self-produced 'EJ.' "Almost all of that material was cut live," Johnson explains. "Some of the songs I actually sang and played at the same time - just live in the studio. Recording this way gave it more of an honest realism and organic emotion. Especially on the acoustic, you just have to get in there and play." Throughout his career, Johnson has approched music as a healing force, a way to enhance a listener's consciousness and conjure joy and inspiration. In support of the release, Johnson will embark on a series of U.S. tours that will bring him to nearly 60 cities nationwide.

 

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Ryuichi Sakamoto/Nagasaki: Memories of My Son ....CD $15.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Nagasaki: Memories of My Son ....CD $15.99

In 2015 Ryuichi Sakamoto composed the music for Nagasaki: Memories of My Son, the latest film by legendary Japanese filmmaker Yoji Yamada whose career has spanned six decades and over 80 films. Yamada is perhaps the last director to have lived through what is now known as the Golden Age of Japanese cinema - a period that gave rise to Kurosawa, Mizoguchi and Ozu.  The film tells the story of Nobuko Fukuhara, a mother who has lost her son in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It is an intimate character study of Nobuko, whose son begins to communicate to her as a ghost.  Ryuichi Sakamoto was thrilled when Yoji Yamada approached him for this project. This beautiful soundtrack by the master composer evokes a nostalgic landscape of the humble everyday life of Japanese people while successfully paying homage to the film music of the Golden Age of Japanese cinema.  This album - never released outside of Japan - is a must have for any fans of Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Soundtrack) ....CD $14.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto/Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Soundtrack) ....CD $14.99

During World War II, British soldier Jack Celliers (David Bowie) is captured by Japanese forces and held in a prison camp. The officers become intrigued with Celliers' open defiance in the face of their old-world ideas about cowardice and shame. Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the world's best musicians. He creates music with a unique style that combines classical, symphonic composition, Japanese traditional sounds and experimental electronic music. The soundtrack also contains a vocal performance by David Sylvian, best remembered as leader of the popular U.K. rock band Japan.

Syrinx/Tumblers from the Vault ....double CD $18.99

Syrinx/Tumblers from the Vault ....double CD $18.99

Syrinx's path veered from the dominant modes of '70s subculture, their version of chamber pop hybridized with wild, whimsical electronic experimentation charting new territory in the under and overground.  Formed by composer John Mills-Cockell after the dissolution of Intersystems, Syrinx's two adventurous albums, Syrinx and Long Lost Relatives, endorsed the poetic potential of the avant-garde, subverting a turn of the '60s trend toward technological pageantry. Tumblers from the Vault presents these two albums alongside the trio's unheard music, revisiting the Syrinx story and sharing their memorable, mind-bending melodies.

 

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Randy Newman/The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3 ....CD $17.99

Randy Newman/The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3 ....CD $17.99

Nonesuch Records releases The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3. The album is the third in a series comprising solo recordings of songs from throughout Newman's five-decade career. Previous volumes were released in 2003 and 2011. Mitchell Froom and Newman's lifelong friend and colleague Lenny Waronker produced The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 3.  The New York Times said of the first volume of The Randy Newman Songbook: "The great craftsmanship is more apparent in the stripped-down context," and the Associated Press said, "Few singer-songwriters could inject more new life into solo piano versions of their work than Randy Newman." The UK's Uncut called Vol. 2 "another subtly sublime stroll through the master's back catalogue," noting that Newman is "owner of a peerless canon," and that the album "isolates his full range of qualities: the improbable juxtapositions of caustic topicality and heart-wrenching universality, the concise character studies, and singing and piano playing that seem to emanate from the very fabric of America."

 

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Pretenders/Alone ....CD $13.99

Pretenders/Alone ....CD $13.99

Chrissie Hynde was working on a solo project with the Black Key's Dan Auerbach in his Nashville studio, organically recording the follow up to her 2014 album, the superb Stockholm. The new record had been tentatively entitled Chrissie Hynde Practices Her Autograph. Then it dawned that those driving guitars, ragged-but-righteous arrangements, the tough yet tender lyrics delivered by the most distinctive voice of a generation sounded fantastically familiar. Ultimately, this could only mean one thing: The Pretenders were back.  And this wasn't a cynical brand reboot, more a happy accident. Hynde shrugs, "These things happen. It's just a name." Having effectively reformed her groundbreaking band, Hynde decided to rechristen the record. With characteristic perversity, she called it Alone. Thirty-six years after The Pretenders' first album, Alone could be the older, wiser, badder sister to that exhilarating debut. "It's a riot," said Chrissie Hynde. "I am blown away myself. I really am. Every time I hear it, it just makes me laugh. To me if you are laughing, it is rock and roll. I don't know how we achieved it but it sounds classic. I guess the team just went out and scored some goals."  The team, approvingly described by Hynde as "real people playing real instruments," features Johnny Cash's former bass player Dave Roe and country rocker Kenny Vaughan on guitar plus sundry members of Dan Auerbach's side project The Arcs: Richard Swift on drums, Leon Michels on keyboards and Russ Pahl providing sly curlicues of pedal steel. All the while, Auerbach stood as captain, producer, multi-instrumentalist - he unleashes some outlandish electric guitar - and all around cool head.

 

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Bob Marley & The Wailers/The Legend Live ....CD + DVD $24.99

Bob Marley & The Wailers/The Legend Live ....CD + DVD $24.99

One of the last Bob Marley live performances committed to film before his untimely death in May 1981, The Legend Live features the Tuff Gong in his full pomp, performing 21 of his most popular works at the Santa Barbara County Bowl on the 25th of November 1979.   Now widely considered an equal of the now legendary Live at the Rainbow show from 1977, the concert includes superb versions of such major hits as "I Shot the Sheriff," "One Drop," "Exodus," "Jamming," "Is this Love," "Stir It Up" and the anthemic "Get Up Stand Up."   The concert footage on the DVD runs for approximately 90 minutes, with the disc also featuring the 51 minute documentary Prophecies and Messages, which includes half an hour of interview footage with Bob Marley and the Wailers' keyboard player, Tyrone Downie.   The audio disc comprises the very best of the band's performances from the night, most of which have never previously been released on CD. Presented in a handsomely designed 2 disc digipack.

Uriah Heep/...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble (Expanded Edition) ....double CD $15.99

Uriah Heep/...Very 'Eavy ...Very 'Umble (Expanded Edition) ....double CD $15.99

New 2-CD expanded edition of Uriah Heep's classic 1970 debut album.  1st CD features the original album remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce.  The 2nd CD is an "alternative expanded reimagining" of the album, featuring 12 unreleased versions of songs compiled by Robert Corich and Heep's Mick Box.  Uriah Heep's Mick Box, and sometime member Ken Hensley, composer of many of the band's best-known songs, contribute to the album notes.

Uriah Heep/Salisbury (Expanded Edition) ....double CD $15.99

Uriah Heep/Salisbury (Expanded Edition) ....double CD $15.99

45th Anniversary of the original 1971 release that reached #103 on the Billboard Top 200.  BMG are delighted to announce an extensive reissue series of the seminal albums by hard rock legends Uriah Heep, one of the "big four" UK rock bands along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.  The extensive re-mastered and expanded versions are being curated by Uriah Heep founding member, Mick Box.  The release of Salisbury includes a bonus disc of tracks never before available and an 18 page booklet including posters, artwork, credits, archivist background and an essay written by best selling rock author Joel McIver.  Features the classic track "Lady In Black."

Uriah Heep/Your Turn to Remember: The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990 ....double CD $18.99

Uriah Heep/Your Turn to Remember: The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990 ....double CD $18.99

BMG are delighted to announce the release of a new Uriah Heep anthology, Your Turn to Remember: The Definitive Anthology 1970-1990. Evoking an era when prog, hard rock and heavy metal co-existed in an era of glorious, boundary-breaking music, the songs on this 2-CD collection trace the evolution of Heep from inexperienced studio musicians with everything to prove to bona fide, limo inhabiting rock stars. The Anthology cherry picks tracks from some of Heep's most celebrated albums including Demons and Wizards, Look at Yourself, Return to Fantasy, Equator, Conquest and The Magician's Birthday.  This release precedes an extensive reissue program commencing in September 2016 and continuing through 2017, of the seminal albums by British hard rock legends Uriah Heep who are one of the big four along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath.  Created with the full collaboration of Heep themselves and curated by guitarist and founding member Mick Box, the reissues come as 2-CD expanded packages, with the original albums on CD1 re-mastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of Lou Reed and Black Sabbath fame and complete with liner notes by the bestselling rock author Joel McIver. Box and Heep's sometime member Ken Hensley, composer of many of the band's best-known songs, contribute to each album's notes.

The Monkees/The Monkees 50 ....triple CD $26.99

The Monkees/The Monkees 50 ....triple CD $26.99

The Monkees 50, a three-CD set packed with 50 unforgettable songs from the band's historic career, including "She Makes Me Laugh" and "You Bring the Summer" from Good Times!

Phil Collins/The Singles ....double CD $19.99

Phil Collins/The Singles ....double CD $19.99

A double CD set featuring 33 tracks, singles from the solo career of Phil Collins almost all of which have been newly remastered.

Eric Clapton/Live in San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale) ....double CD $19.99

Eric Clapton/Live in San Diego (with Special Guest JJ Cale) ....double CD $19.99

On March 15, 2007, Eric Clapton's world tour stopped at San Diego's iPayOne Center (originally the San Diego Sports Arena and now the Valley View Casino Center). The band lineup for the tour continues to be a firm fan-favorite, with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II on guitars, Chris Stainton and Tim Carmon on keyboards, Willie Weeks on bass, Steve Jordan on drums and backing vocalists Michelle John and Sharon White During the set, EC's long-time musical inspiration, JJ Cale, sat in for five songs, including three from their Grammy-Award winning album, The Road To Escondido, released in 2006.

 

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Led Zeppelin/The Complete BBC Sessions ....triple CD $24.99
Led Zeppelin/The Complete BBC Sessions [Super Deluxe Edition] ....3CD + 5LP + Book $169.99

Led Zeppelin/The Complete BBC Sessions ....triple CD $24.99

19 years after the 1997 release of the BBC Sessions comes the Complete Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions.  Boasting eight unreleased performances, the set includes extensive session-by-session liner notes written by Dave Lewis (for the first time ever, providing accurate details about all of Zeppelin's BBC sessions).  Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs, I Can't Quit You Baby, You Shook Me, and the only recorded performance of Sunshine Woman.  Also included are two unreleased versions of both Communication Breakdown and What Is and What Should Never Be. Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band's rapid evolution over a short period of time.   Triple cd in digpak. Remastered under supervision from Jimmy Page.  The Super Deluxe Edition is an eight disc (3x cd/5 x lp) set with a 48 page book, a high-quality print of the original album cover and a hi-res download card, providing all content at 96kHz/24 bit.

 

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Jeff Beck/Loud Hailer ....CD $17.99
Jeff Beck/Loud Hailer (180 Gram Vinyl) ....vinyl LP $27.99

Jeff Beck/Loud Hailer ....CD $17.99

Loud Hailer, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck's first studio album in six years, will be released as a CD that combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love.  Loud hailer, which is another name for a megaphone, is a suitable moniker for an album that isn't shy about speaking its mind. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains, "I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view."  To help him write the 11 tracks on Loud Hailer, Beck enlisted two fierce young females from London - singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. Beck produced Loud Hailer with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Rosie and Carmen. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti.  Bones lends her powerful voice to nine of the 11 songs on Loud Hailer, which is then rounded out by two signature Beck instrumentals.  This will also be released on 180 gram vinyl.

 

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Yes/Tales from Topographic Oceans (180 Gram Vinyl) ....double vinyl LP $39.99

Yes/Tales from Topographic Oceans (180 Gram Vinyl) ....double vinyl LP $39.99

Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album from the English rock band Yes, originally released as a double album on December 7, 1973 by Atlantic Records. It is a concept album based on singer Jon Anderson's interpretation of a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) by Paramahansa Yogananda that describes four bodies of Hindu texts, collectively named the shastras. After he pitched the idea to guitarist Steve Howe, the two wrote the themes and instrumentation of four, side long tracks based on each text.   Following its release, Tales from Topographic Oceans received a mixed critical reception and became a symbol of progressive rock excess with its detailed concept and lengthy songs. However it was a commercial success, becoming the first UK album to qualify for Gold certification based on pre-orders alone. It topped the UK Album Chart for two weeks and reached number 6 in the US, where it reached Gold certification for over 500,000 copies sold. This will be released as a 2LP on 180 gram vinyl.

David Bowie/Outside ....CD $13.99 David Bowie/Earthling ....CD $13.99 David Bowie/Hours ....CD $13.99
David Bowie/Outside ....CD $13.99 David Bowie/Earthling ....CD $13.99 David Bowie/Hours ....CD $13.99

Outside was a concept album first released on September 25, 1995 by David Bowie, his 19th studio album. The album was Bowie's reunion with Brian Eno, whom Bowie had worked with most famously on his Berlin Trilogy in the 1970s. Subtitled "The Ritual Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue: A non-linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle," Outside centers on the characters of a dystopian world on the eve of the 21st century. The album put Bowie back into the mainstream scene of rock music with its singles "The Hearts Filthy Lesson," "Strangers When We Meet," and "Hallo Spaceboy" (remixed by the Pet Shop Boys).  Earthling is the 20th studio album by David Bowie, originally released in February 1997. The album showcases an electronica-influenced sound partly inspired by the industrial and drum and bass culture of the 1990s.  This was the first album Bowie self-produced since his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. Shortly after the release of this album, Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Hours is the 21st studio album by English singer David Bowie, originally released on October 4, 1999. This was the first complete album by a major artist available to download over the Internet, preceding the physical release by two weeks.

Peter Gabriel/So ....double vinyl LP $39.99 Peter Gabriel/Us ....triple vinyl LP $39.99 Peter Gabriel/Up ....triple vinyl LP $39.99
Peter Gabriel/So ....double vinyl LP $39.99 Peter Gabriel/Us ....triple vinyl LP $39.99 Peter Gabriel/Up ....triple vinyl LP $39.99

180g vinyl re-issues, 45RPM half-speed remastered and numbered limited editions.   After last year's hugely successful vinyl reissues of Peter Gabriel's first four self-titled albums three more studio albums So, Us and Up are also now receiving the same treatment.  So, Us & Up have been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound. So is released across 2 x heavyweight LPs whilst US and UP are on 3 x heavyweight LPs with music on five sides and a special logo etching on the sixth side.  The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter's main sound engineer Richard Chappell.  Gatefold sleeves utilise imagery from the original LP inner bags and all images are newly re-scanned. Contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit). Limited Editions and Numbered.  The first of Peter's studio albums to have a proper title So was a watershed release with its perfect marriage of the artistic and the commercial. The album, produced by Daniel Lanois, features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush and Youssou N'Dour and contains some of Peter's most recognisable and popular songs.  Us is one of Peter's most personal and confessional records as he explored and dissected many of the relationship problems he was facing at that time. But Us is far from being bleakly introspective featuring several songs that have gone on to be amongst the most cherished in the Gabriel songbook.  Up reveals itself to be another deeply personal statement with birth and death being near constant themes: it is what Peter calls a "book-end" record. Mostly recorded at Real World Studios the album came from hundreds of hours of recordings ultimately slimmed down to ten tracks. Produced by Peter and mixed by Tchad Blake and Stephen Hague.

Scott Walker/The Childhood of a Leader (OST) ....CD $15.99

Scott Walker/The Childhood of a Leader (OST) ....CD $15.99

4AD will release Scott Walker's soundtrack to Brady Corbet's dramatic film The Childhood of a Leader. It is Walker's first OST work since his remarkable score for Pola X in 1999. His dramatic contribution is at the heart of the film, a tense semi-fictional film, inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre's short story of the same name, that follows the complicated formative years of young boy growing in France in 1918 who witnesses the signing of the Treatment of Versailles. Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Pete Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (orchestra, conductor), and were both involved in the live score performance by an orchestra of 80 that closed Rotterdam Film Festival last month.

 

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones/Joint Control ....CD $15.99

John Renbourn & Wizz Jones/Joint Control ....CD $15.99

Riverboat Records is delighted and proud to be releasing Joint Control whose 13 songs wonderfully embody the fruits of the friendship between John Renbourn and Wizz Jones, capturing the two great artists and consummate guitarists performing together live and in the studio. The album is all the more poignant because it represents the final recordings by John Renbourn, the final tracks made just days before his death on 26 March 2015 from a heart attack at his home in Hawick in the Scottish borders. At the time of John's death, Joint Control was almost entirely finished. The pair had been working together since the start of the year in a small studio, about an hour from John's Hawick home. Alongside the sheer artistry of their playing you can't escape the warmth of the camaraderie permeating these performances. Most of the songs are drawn from a repertoire honed through their touring together since 2012; the only original composition, Wizz's instrumental 'Balham Moon,' was recorded at the insistence of John, who also gave it a title. Of course, many of the songs date back to that extraordinary period of the 1960s when Wizz and John first met, reflecting the ideas and techniques that were shared by all the young British pickers and the influences which neither Wizz nor John would have hesitated to acknowledge - Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Josh White and Davy Graham. Joint Control is fundamentally steeped in the history of British folk music in the 1960s with many songs by Wizz and John's contemporaries such as Al Jones and Archie Fisher.

Can/Can ....CD $14.99

Can/Can ....CD $14.99

1979's self-titled Can release is being reissued on CD. This is the first standard CD issue of the album in the US (previously it was only available on SACD).  With recognizable guitar riffs taking the place of what used to be outpourings of distortion and rumbling feedback, Can takes on a milder, calmer tone throughout the whole album.   The two opening tracks, "All Gates Open" and "Safe," are straight-ahead pieces, with fragments of effects and decorative devices aiding Michael Karoli's vocals, but both songs do employ some avid keyboard inundations from Irmin Schmidt. Former bassist Holger Czukay's involvement with this album is limited to tape editing.  "Ethnological Forgery Series No. 99" is the album's most attractive cut, which is actually an electronic creation of "Can Can," implementing overruns of blurry guitar and sharp synthesizer in order to create the traditional melody. The three minutes of "Can Be" is pure synth and percussion.   With Czukay and other members soon departing for solo careers, it proved to be Can's last album before their initial hiatus in 1981.  The Can album features the band line-up of: Michael Karoli (guitar / vocal / bass on 'Can Be'), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards / synthesizers), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Rosko Gee (bass) & Reebop Kwaku Baah (percussion).

John Coltrane/The Atlantic Years in Mono ....6 CD Boxset $59.99

John Coltrane/The Atlantic Yearsi in Mono ....6 CD Boxset $59.99

Six CD set. 2016 box containing mono versions of five of the jazz legend's albums. While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary "sheets of sound" technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums he recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 represent the heart of his legacy. For the first time since their original release, this box set gathers Coltrane's mono recordings from the Atlantic vaults packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box. Fully remastered versions of original studio albums replicating the original artwork and labels - Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Ole Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays the Blues (1962), The Avant Garde (1966) with Don Cherry. Also includes a bonus album of outtakes. Includes a 32-page perfect-bound booklet, with period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn.

 

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Brian Wilson/Brian Wilson and Friends ....CD + DVD $17.99
Brian Wilson/Brian Wilson and Friends ....Blu-Ray $16.99

Brian Wilson/Brian Wilson and Friends ....CD + DVD $17.99

'Brian Wilson and Friends' was recorded live in Las Vegas for Chicago television's prestigious 'Soundstage' program, in December 2014. This "Soundstage" special aired on PBS in April 2015 and was offered as a pledge piece for PBS in DVD and Blu-ray configurations. This is the First time an audio CD has been offered and bonus tracks have been added not included in the original PBS airing. The program features Brian Wilson's phenomenal touring band (including long-time Beach Boys sidemen Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar) along with special guests Mark Isham, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess (front man of Fun) and She & Him. The tremendous set list on the DVD and CD includes the Beach Boys classics' 'Good Vibrations,' 'Don't Worry Baby,' 'Wild Honey,' 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' and many more.

 

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The Beach Boys/Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions ....double CD $26.99

The Beach Boys/Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions ....double CD $26.99

In September of 1961 Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Mike Love stepped up to a microphone together for the first time at the home of Hite and Dorinda Morgan to demo The Beach Boys' first three songs. Between that September date and March 1962, before signing a seven-year contract with Capitol Records on May 24, 1962, they committed nine songs to tape under the direction of Hite and Dorinda Morgan. Some iconic, others obscure - "Surfin,'" "Luau," "Lavender," "Surfin' Safari," "Surfer Girl," "Judy," "Beach Boy Stomp" (aka "Karate"), "Barbie," and "What Is a Young Girl Made Of" -  every complete take, false start, master take, and every second of studio banter during these historic recordings is gathered on this landmark collection, Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions.

 

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Kate & Anna McGarrigle/Pronto Monto ....CD $14.99

Kate & Anna McGarrigle/Pronto Monto ....CD $14.99

Their 1978 release available on CD for the first time!  Kate & Anna McGarrigle appeared on the scene in 1976 with their self-titled debut and a follow-up in 1977. While those two titles have been reissued throughout the years, their third album (which has been out of print since its initial vinyl release) has never been available on CD or digitally. Despite its many charms, it's probably been the least-heard Kate & Anna McGarrigle album. That is about to change.  Pronto Monto (a play on the French for "take your coat") appeared in 1978, and featured the sisters' gorgeous vocals and impeccable songwriting, as well as covers and a new track penned by the album's producer David Nichtern - whose "Midnight at the Oasis" was nominated for multiple Grammy®s in 1975.  Coincidentally, that Muldaur album was released at the same time that Anna's "Heart Like a Wheel" became the title track of Linda Ronstadt's breakthrough. Backing Kate & Anna on Pronto Monto were a veritable who's who of studio aces including Grady Tate, Steve Gadd, David Spinozza, Tony Levin, Bernard Purdie, and more.  This long-time-coming reissue features the release's original 12 tracks, newly remastered by Grammy winner Michael Graves, as well as photos, lyrics, and a new essay from Mark Leviton from conversations/remembrances from Anna McGarrigle, David Nichtern, Lenny Waronker and Joe Boyd.  Out of the marketplace for far too long, Pronto Monto fi nally reclaims its place in Kate & Anna McGarrigle's stellar canon. For those who have never heard it, it will be a revelation. For those who have, it's wonderful to welcome it back - almost 4 decades later.

 

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Judy Henske & Jerry Yester/Farewell Aldebaran ....CD $15.99

Judy Henske & Jerry Yester/Farewell Aldebaran ....CD $15.99

"A gorgeous blossom of exotic folk-pop, Farewell Aldebaran was mostly overlooked when it was first released in late 1969.  Maybe its snarling rockers, genteel ballads and gothic mood pieces made it too difficult to fit into conventional musical categories, or perhaps it simply fizzled due to lack of promotion. Whatever its initial fate, Judy Henske and Jerry Yester's only album as a duo has become a genuine cult classic savored and pondered over by fans for nearly half a century."  - from the liner notes by Barry Alfonso.  Farewell Aldebaran was brought to life by Judy Henske (dubbed "Queen of the Beatniks" by producer Jack Nitzsche) and Jerry Yester (The Association, Tim Buckley, Tom Waits), and co-produced with Lovin' Spoonful alum, Zal Yanovsky (who also contributed guitar, bass and vocals). Among the many notable contributors are David Lindley, Paul Beaver (of the pioneering electronic music duo Beaver and Krause) and influential jazz bassist, Ray Brown.  Omnivore Recordings is proud to reintroduce Farewell Aldebaran nearly fifty years after its first release. This is the first authorized and licensed reissue of this oft-bootlegged psych-folk classic - originally issued on Frank Zappa's inventive Straight Records label - now remastered from the original masters.  From baroque pop to guitar-driven rockers, Farewell Aldebaran employs the use of instruments as unconventional as bowed banjos and hammered dulcimers to vocal samples on a Chamberlin tape organ to an early use of the Moog synthesizer on the title track. Farewell Aldebaran still defies classification, but has more than stood the test of time. This long out of print album has now found a home, please say hello to Farewell Aldebaran!  Remastered with 5 previously unissued bonus tracks.

 

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Eric Clapton & Guests/Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals ....3 CD Set $27.99

Eric Clapton & Guests/Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals ....3 CD Set $27.99

Nearly four hours of live performances from Eric Clapton's acclaimed Crossroads Guitar Festival are coming to CD for the first time. This new 3 disc collection coming on July 1 will feature 41 tracks of landmark performances from all four Crossroads Guitar Festivals, which were held in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.  Founded in 2004 by the legendary guitarist, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has given fans an opportunity to witness truly historic performances by some of the world's greatest guitarists. While fans have been able to relive those magical moments thanks to a series of successful DVD and Blu-ray compilations, only a few of those performances have made their way to CD.  A veritable "Who's Who" of guitar music can be heard on this set, including Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, and Jimmie Vaughn, just to name a few. Naturally, the all-star jams deliver some of the collection's most unforgettable moments.  Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival raises funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

 

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Delain/Moonbathers ....CD $14.99
Delain/Moonbathers [Deluxe] ....double CD $16.99

Delain/Moonbathers ....CD $14.99

2016 marks ten years of Delain - and therefore a decade of larger-than-life symphonic metal! The Lunar Prelude EP was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven't we all been waiting for the main course? Delain's fifth studio album Moonbathers satiates your hunger for the symphonic bombast, catchy hooks and the solid dose of metal that the band is known for. A first glimpse at the depth of the album washes over the listener with 'Hands of Gold' - impelling riffs meet full orchestral grandeur with Alissa White-Gluz reappearing as a special guest. Moonbathers showcases the band from both their most bombastic and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen. The visual counterpart comes courtesy of longtime collaborator and neo-Victorian romantic Glenn Arthur. With ten years, two EP's and now their fifth full length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN so far!  The deluxe 2CD set comes with 4 bonus Live From The Netherlands tracks & 2 bonus Orchestral tracks.

 

Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Paranoid ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Master of Reality ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Vol. 4 ....CD $12.99
Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Paranoid ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Master of Reality ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Vol. 4 ....CD $12.99
Black Sabbath/Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Sabotage ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Technical Ecstasy ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Never Say Die! ....CD $12.99
Black Sabbath/Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Sabotage ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Technical Ecstasy ....CD $12.99 Black Sabbath/Never Say Die! ....CD $12.99

Black Sabbath is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath. Originally released on February 13, 1970 in the United Kingdom and on June 1, 1970 in the United States, the album reached number eight on the UK Albums Charts and number 23 on the Billboard charts. Although it was poorly received by most contemporary music critics, Black Sabbath has since been credited with significantly influencing the development of heavy metal music.  Paranoid is the second studio album by English metal band Black Sabbath. Originally released in September 1970, it was the band's only LP to top the UK Albums Chart until the release of 13 in 2013. Paranoid contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man," "War Pigs" and the title track, which was the band's only Top 20 hit, reaching number 4 in the UK charts. It is often regarded as one of the most quintessential and influential albums in heavy metal history.   Master of Reality is their third studio album. Originally released in July 1971, it is widely regarded as the foundation of doom metal, stoner rock, and sludge metal. It was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies. Master of Reality was Black Sabbath's first and only top 10 album in the US until 13 forty-two years later.   Vol. 4 is their fourth studio album, originally released in September 1972. It was the first album by Black Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain; guitarist Tony Iommi assumed production duties. It achieved gold status in less thana month, and was the band's fourth consecutive release to sell one million copies in theUnited States.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is their fifth studio album, originally released in December 1973. It was produced by the band and Tom Allom and recorded at Morgan Studios in London in September 1973.  For the first time in their career, the band began to receive favourable reviews in the mainstream press, with Rolling Stone calling the album "an extraordinarily gripping affair," and "nothing less than a complete success." Later reviewers such as AllMusic's Eduardo Rivadavia cite the album as "a masterpiece, essential to any heavy metal collection," while also displaying "a newfound sense of finesse and maturity". The album marked the band's fifth consecutive platinum selling album in the United States.  Sabotage is their sixth studio album, originally released in July 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan and the stress that resulted from the band's ongoing legal woes infiltrated the recording process, inspiring the album's title. It was co-produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and Mike Butcher.   Technical Ecstasy is their seventh studio album, produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and originally released in September 1976. The album was certified Gold on June 19, 1997 and peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200 Album chart.   Never Say Die! is the eighth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, originally released in September 1978. It was the final Black Sabbath studio album until 2013's 13 to feature vocalist Ozzy Osbourne prior to his departure from the band in 1979, and the last full studio album to feature the band's original lineup. It was certified Gold in the U.S on November 7, 1997.

Dio/A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 ....6 CD Box Set $34.99

Dio/A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 ....6 CD Box Set $34.99

Follow Dio through the band's early years with A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993, a new box set that brings together their first six studio albums, each featuring newly remastered sound.  It includes: Holy Diver (1983); The Last in Line (1984); Sacred Heart (1985); Dream Evil (1987); Lock Up the Wolves (1990); Strange Highways (1993).  This 6CD set will come housed in boxes featuring new artwork by Marc Sasso, who was responsible for many of the band's iconic covers.  Ronnie James Dio's sinister howl and wicked songcraft bewitched hard rock fans in the Seventies and Eighties during his memorable stints with Elf, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. In 1983, the singer formed his own band, launching a successful solo career that led to 10 studio albums and sales of more than 10 million records around the world.  After two albums with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio left in 1982 and formed Dio with fellow Sabbath band mate Vinny Appice on drums. The group's platinum-selling debut Holy Diver arrived in 1983 and is now revered as a heavy metal masterpiece, including two songs that would become rock signatures: the title track and the epic Rainbow in the Dark.  The band returned the following year with The Last in Line (1984), which became the band's second platinum seller and included the single Mystery, as well as We Rock, a song the band often used to close its shows. Sacred Heart (1985) achieved gold certification and introduced fans to the concert staple Rock 'n' Roll Children. Dio s fourth studio album, Dream Evil (1987) included the singles All the Fools Sailed Away and I Could Have Been a Dreamer.  In the Nineties, the group released two more stellar studio albums. Lock Up the Wolves arrived in 1990 and featured the single Hey Angel and rocking title track. Following a brief reunion with Black Sabbath in 1992, Dio returned with Strange Highways in 1993. The album featured future fan favorites like Jesus, Mary and The Holy Ghost, Evilution, and the title track.  Although Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, his towering voice and legacy live on. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.

Maynard Ferguson/Complete High Voltage ....double CD $19.99

Maynard Ferguson/Complete High Voltage ....double CD $19.99

Hot off the heels of Body & Soul, his self-proclaimed "best album in years," Maynard Ferguson took a severe left turn and reinvented himself in 1987 with High Voltage. By greatly reducing the members of his musical ensemble and creating work within the small-group context, Ferguson once again pushed the boundaries of his genre. Maynard, never one to rest on his laurels, was always experimenting and in the same quality that took Miles Davis from Bebop to Bitches Brew, or Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter's decision to create Weather Report, Ferguson was playing outside the box. Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Maynard Ferguson trust, is once again happy to delve deep into the catalog of this truly legendary jazz great. For the first time in nearly thirty years, all of the recordings that made up High Voltage and High Voltage 2 are compiled together with two previously unissued bonus tracks. With liner notes by Ferguson's co-producer Jim Exon, Complete High Voltage is now a fully realized collection, a complete document of the small-group sound that Ferguson created during this time. Of course, the smaller the band, the bigger the sound and this 2-CD set delivers. Plug in, turn up and enjoy a different Maynard Ferguson experience!

 


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Vangelis/Rosetta ....CD $14.99

Vangelis/Rosetta ....CD $14.99

The iconic composer of 'Chariots of Fire' and 'Blade Runner' and pioneer of electronic music, Vangelis returns with a brand new album, Rosetta, devoted to music inspired by his long-held passion for space. Vangelis was inspired by the Rosetta Mission, an extraordinary and ground-breaking project by the European Space Agency [ESA] to land a probe on a comet for the first time in history, and he has composed this suite of inter-connected music especially for ESA.

 

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Santana/Santana IV - Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas ....double CD + DVD $29.99
Santana/Santana IV - Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas ....double CD + Blu-Ray $34.99

Santana/Santana IV - Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas ....double CD + DVD $29.99

"Santana IV" album, released in April, has been both critically and commercially successful, charting at #5 in the US, #4 in the UK and Top 10 in many other countries around the world.  Includes several tracks from the new album plus classics including: Jingo, Soul Sacrifice, Samba Pa Ti, Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, Oye Como Va, Everybody's Everything and more!  Long anticipated reunion of the classic late-sixties / early-seventies line-up of Santana: Carlos Santana, Neal Schon, Gregg Rolie, Michael Shrieve & Michael Carabello with Karl Perazzo, Benny Rietveld & special guest vocalist Ronald Isley.  Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD set.

 

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Santana/Santana IV ....CD $13.99

Santana/Santana IV ....CD $13.99

2016 release. Santana IV is the 23rd studio album by Santana and the fourth album by almost the entire Woodstock-era classic lineup. The album reunites the early 1970s classic lineup of Carlos Santana, Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon, Mike Carabello and Michael Shrieve and marks the first time in 45 years - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III - that the quintet has recorded together. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts. The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 new tracks that combined all their signature elements - Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressible jubilant percussion work. About the Santana IV team, Santana stated: "It was magical, we didn't have to try to force the vibe - it was immense. From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana."

Peter Gabriel/Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped ....double DVD $22.99
Peter Gabriel/Growing Up Live & Unwrapped + Still Growing Up Live ....Blu-Ray + DVD $26.99

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Filmed in high definition and being simultaneously reissued on DVD and released on Blu-ray for the first time.  Contains Growing Up Live and Still Growing Up Live & Unwrapped.  Includes Sledgehammer, In Your Eyes, Solsbury Hill, Digging in the Dirt, More Than This, Red Rain, Growing Up, Mercy Street, Here Comes the Flood, Games Without Frontiers, Biko, San Jacinto, Come Talk to Me and more.

 

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Pete Townshend's Deep End/Face the Face ....CD + DVD $21.99

Pete Townshend's Deep End/Face the Face ....CD + DVD $21.99

Pete Townshend is a founder of the rock band The Who, which has sold over 100 million records worldwide.  Featuring David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and drummer Simon Phillips of Toto.  With classics including: Won't Get Fooled Again, Secondhand Love, Give Blood, Behind Blue Eyes, Slit Skirts, Blue Light, Face The Face, Pinball Wizard, A Little Is Enough, Rough Boys, and more!

 

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Traveling Wilburys/The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 ....CD $15.99

Traveling Wilburys/The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 ....CD $15.99

The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the Grammy Award winning debut from The Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison) featuring the worldwide hits "Handle with Care" and "End of The Line."

 

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Traveling Wilburys/The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 ....CD $15.99

Traveling Wilburys/The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 ....CD $15.99

With Roy Orbison's unexpected passing shortly after their debut, the Wilburys would continue as a foursome and release their second album, whimsically entitled The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 featuring the singles "Inside Out," "She's My Baby" and "Wilbury Twist".

 

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Various Artists/Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia ....double CD $18.99
Various Artists/Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia ....double CD + DVD $25.99
Various Artists/Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia ....double CD + Blu-Ray $29.99

Various Artists/Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia ....double CD $18.99

The two and half hour concert film audio recordings feature over 20 once-in-a-lifetime performances honoring Jerry Garcia. Performers include Phil Lesh & Communion, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann's Billy & the Kids, Mickey Hart, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, The Disco Biscuits, Peter Frampton, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, Moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, Allen Toussaint, Trampled by Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band.

 

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David Crosby/Lighthouse ....CD $13.99

David Crosby/Lighthouse ....CD $13.99

The all-new studio album by the iconic singer/songwriter/guitarist, the beautifully spare, haunting tracks spotlight the warm, signature Crosby tremolo and harmonies so familiar to millions of fans around the world. Produced by Snarky Puppy's Michael League, Lighthouse wonderfully captures the essence of Crosby, the stripped-down, stark production highlights David's angelic voice and singular guitar-playing.

 

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Van Morrison/Keep Me Singing ....CD $13.99

Van Morrison/Keep Me Singing ....CD $13.99

Keep Me Singing is Van Morrison's 36th studio album and consists of 13 tracks - 12 original, written and performed by Morrison, as well as a cover of blues standard 'Share Your Love with Me' - written by Alfred Baggs and Don Robey and previously recorded by Aretha Franklin and Kenny Rogers. For 'Every Time I See a River', Morrison has collaborated with acclaimed lyricist Don Black. 'Caledonia Swing', an instrumental, features Van on piano and saxophone. All tracks were produced by Van Morrison.

 

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David Clayton-Thomas/Canadiana ....CD $12.99

David Clayton-Thomas/Canadiana ....CD $12.99

David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat, and Tears) celebrates his adopted country of Canada's sesquicentennial (150 years) with the release of Canadiana. The release is a celebration of 20th century Canadian songwriters including Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchel, and Buffy Saint-Marie.

Miles Davis Quintet/Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions ....4 CD Set $35.99

Miles Davis Quintet/Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions ....4 CD Set $35.99

The 32 tunes that make up Miles Davis' famed quintet sessions - featuring John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones - have nearly all become classics and have resulted in several iconic albums. Originally released in 2006, this critically-acclaimed collection returns in a compact new slipcase package. Includes 4 CDs, plus a 52-page booklet with notes by Jazz historian Bob Blumenthal. The final CD contains audio recordings from eight TV and radio performances by the quintet.

 

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Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra/Time - Life ....CD $15.99

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra/Time - Life ....CD $15.99

Time/Life centers around two live recordings-the final recordings with Charlie Haden and his Liberation Music Orchestra--from the 2011 Middelheim Festival: Haden's 1979 composition Song for the Whales and Miles Davis' Blue in Green, both arranged for orchestra by Carla Bley. After Haden's death in 2014, the LMO, with the help of Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, and Ruth Cameron, recorded three works by Bley to create an album that honored Haden and his concern for the environment. This is that tribute.

Steve Reich/Steve Reich - The ECM Recordings ....triple CD $28.99

Steve Reich/Steve Reich - The ECM Recordings ....triple CD $28.99

Minimalist-music-pioneer Steve Reich found his first home as a recording artist with ECM. This specially-priced set collects three seminal recordings made between 1976 - 1980 and includes Reich's original liner notes and a new text by Paul Griffiths: "The music can wield immense power through its vibrant architectures of sound in motion....No wonder it has found a worldwide audience."

Steve Gadd Band/Way Back Home ....double DVD + CD $21.99

Steve Gadd Band/Way Back Home ....double DVD + CD $21.99

"Way Back Home" is a concert DVD filmed during the band's performance at the 2015 Rochester International Jazz Festival celebrating his 70th birthday. Featuring the lineup of Steve Gadd, Michael Landau, Walt Fowler, Larry Goldings, & Jimmy Johnson. Bonus features include interviews with Steve Gadd, his musical comrades and famous friends from Rochester's music scene. This product also includes a bonus CD of the live recordings from this same concert.

Andrew Cyrille Quartet/The Declaration of Musical Independence ....CD $17.99

Andrew Cyrille Quartet/The Declaration of Musical Independence ....CD $17.99

The associations of the great avant-jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille have ranged from a long, vintage collaboration with Cecil Taylor to co-leading current all-star collective Trio 3 with Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman. For his ECM leader debut he is joined by luminaries Bill Frisell, Richard Teitelbaum and Ben Street. The album kicks off with an artfully oblique Coltrane interpretation followed by a sequence of sonically arresting originals and three atmospheric spontaneous band compositions.

Toto/Live at Montreux 1991 ....CD + DVD $22.99
Toto/Live at Montreux 1991 ....CD + Blu-Ray $26.99

Toto/Live at Montreux 1991 ....CD + DVD $22.99

Filmed in high definition and simultaneously reissued on DVD+CD & Blu-ray+CD.   Show features now deceased band members Jeff Porcaro and Mike Porcaro and is a fitting tribute to both brothers.  Includes: Rosanna, Africa, I'll Be Over You, Kingdom of Desire and cover versions of Jimi Hendrix's Red House and Sly Stone's I Want to Take You Higher.

 

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Syd Arthur/Apricity ....CD $13.99

Syd Arthur/Apricity ....CD $13.99

Syd Arthur is brothers Liam Magill, Joel Magill (bass, vocals), and Josh Magill (drums) and Raven Bush (violin, keyboards, mandolin). Formed in Canterbury, England, in 2003, the band has explored the myriad possibilities of improvisation, taking an exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental songcraft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure. Apricity is their third studio album. Syd Arthur will support Jake Bugg on his North American Tour in September.

 

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Seventh Wonder/Welcome to Atlanta - Live 2014 ....double CD + double DVD $21.99
Seventh Wonder/Welcome to Atlanta - Live 2014 ....double DVD $18.99

Seventh Wonder/Welcome to Atlanta - Live 2014 ....double CD + double DVD $21.99

Seventh Wonder - the Swedish Prog Metal gods, featuring current Kamelot singer Tommy Karevik - release their first live product ever, with a full rendition of their masterpiece album Mercy Falls and a selection of their most popular material. Recorded live at ProgPower USA on September 2014. As a special bonus, there are 2 unreleased studio tracks. A great appetizer for the new release planned for early 2017!

 

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Journey/Live in Manila ....double CD + DVD $34.99
Journey/Live in Manila ....double CD + Blu-Ray $36.99

Journey/Live in Manila ....double CD + DVD $34.99

Filmed in 4K high definition and simultaneously released on DVD+2CD and Blu-ray+2CD set.  Reissue of this classic live concert film. First release of the audio.   Includes the classics: Don't Stop Believin', Be Good to Yourself, Stone in Love, Open Arms, Faithfully, Still They Ride, When You Love a Woman, Any Way You Want It, Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' and more!

 

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The Beach Boys/Pet Sounds Classic Album ....DVD $16.99
The Beach Boys/Pet Sounds Classic Album ....Blu-Ray $21.99

The Beach Boys/Pet Sounds Classic Album ....DVD $16.99

This is the 50th anniversary of the album's release.  Latest addition to the Classic Albums series.  Filmed in high definition and simultaneously released on DVD and Blu-ray.

 

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Justin Hayward/All the Way ....CD $12.99

Justin Hayward/All the Way ....CD $12.99

First ever Justin Hayward best of album!  Exclusive to this compilation is the new song "The Wind of Heaven."  Hayward is the songwriter, lead singer and guitarist of the rock band the Moody Blues who have been awarded 18 platinum and gold discs & album sales total 70 million!  Includes the classics: "Nights in White Satin," "The Story In Your Eyes," "Blue Guitar," "One Lonely Room," "Forever Autumn," "The Best Is Yet to Come," "Broken Dream," and many more!

 

Available Now

The Beatles/Live at the Hollywood Bowl ....CD $17.99

The Beatles/Live at the Hollywood Bowl ....CD $17.99

The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl was a live album released in May 1977 featuring songs by The Beatles compiled from two live performances at the Hollywood Bowl during August 1964 and August 1965. The album was released by Capitol Records in the United States and Canada and on Parlophone in the United Kingdom.  Now, almost four decades after it's original vinyl release and more than five decades since the performances, these recordings are finally going to get an official CD release as a remixed and remastered version of the album, retitled The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl, is scheduled for release in September to coincide with the release of the Ron Howard film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week. The new version includes four additional songs not found on the original release.   According to the producer, Giles Martin, son of the Beatles' original producer, George Martin, "Capitol Studios called saying they'd discovered some Hollywood Bowl three track tapes in their archive. We transferred them and noticed an improvement over the tapes we've kept in the London archive. Alongside this I'd been working for some time with a team headed by technical engineer James Clarke on demix technology, the ability to remove and separate sounds from a single track."  The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl captures the joyous exuberance of the band's three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. The CD will be packaged in a 'digisleeve' and accompanied by a 24 page booklet with new liner notes by David Fricke.

 

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Deep Purple/Live at the NEC ....DVD $15.99

Deep Purple/Live at the NEC ....DVD $15.99

Live at the NEC - On September 14th, 2002, Deep Purple took to the stage of the NEC in Birmingham for one of the most emotional concerts in their long career. Earlier in the year founder member Jon Lord had announced his retirement from the band and new keyboard player Don Airey arrived. This show at the NEC was Deep Purple's farewell to Jon Lord. Don Airey was the principal keyboard player through the show but at the end of the keyboard solo the lights dipped and Jon Lord appeared on stage for a storming version of Perfect Strangers. The two players shared duties for the rest of the show and both band and crowd gave the great man a fitting send off. This is a must have concert release for any Deep Purple fan.

 

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Styx/Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas ....DVD $15.99
Styx/Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas ....Blu-Ray $17.99

Styx/Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas ....DVD $15.99

Filmed in high def and simultaneously released on Blu-ray and DVD.  Guest appearance by Don Felder (former Eagles guitarist) on "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" Includes: "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Rockin' the Paradise," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," "Renegade," "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)," & more.  Includes: Bonus Interviews: The Styx Family, Touring With Def Leppard, The Business, Rock To The Rescue, At Home; and Photo Gallery.

 

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Freddie Mercury/Messenger of the Gods ....double CD $17.99
Freddie Mercury/Messenger of the Gods [Limited Edition] ....13 Vinyl Singles Box Set $129.99

Freddie Mercury/Messenger of the Gods ....double CD $17.99                Freddie Mercury/Messenger of the Gods [Limited Edition] ....13 Vinyl Singles Box Set $129.99

Freddie Mercury was a man of many talents and many different sides. The songs he wrote for and with Queen filled stadiums around the globe and have rightly gone down in history, but he also embarked on a solo career that took him from the clubs of Munich and New York to the great opera houses of the world. All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on this release, which celebrates what would have been this iconic artist's 70th birthday.   Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles Collection. This limited edition box set brings together all 13 of Freddie's solo singles and their original B-sides on individually coloured vinyl.

 

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Wounded Bird

Coming Soon!!!

Bobby Keys/Bobby Keys ....CD $13.99

Bobby Keys/Bobby Keys ....CD $13.99

Bobby Keys was an American saxophonist who performed with musicians and as a member of several horn sections in the 1970s. He played with the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Harry Nilsson, Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and many other prominent musicians. He was a touring musician from 1956 until his death in 2014.   This album is heavy on the horns and sax....with a great session cast including George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Nicky Hopkins, Dave Mason, Jack Bruce, Klaus Voorman plus Leslie West, Felix Pappalardi & Corky Laing from Mountain.

Seals & Crofts/Seals & Crofts I & II ....CD $14.99

Seals & Crofts/Seals & Crofts I & II ....CD $14.99

Seals & Crofts were an American soft rock duo made up of Jim Seals & Dash Crofts who formed in 1969. The duo disbanded in 1980. They reunited in 1991-1992 and again in 2004.  This masterpiece is a re-issue of their first two albums, Seals & Crofts and Down Home. Those original albums were available individually on CD but are now out of print and command a high price. We now make both of those albums available as a 2on1 CD.  Seals & Crofts I & II made its debut on the Billboard Music Charts on 8/10/74 for 12 weeks and peaked at 81.

Harry Chapin/On the Road to Kingdom Come ....CD $13.99

Harry Chapin/On the Road to Kingdom Come ....CD $13.99

We are happy to be putting out Harry Chapin, one of the best singing story tellers of all time, on our label.  This CD is infused with clever and humorous bits of musical commentary. It debuted on the Billboard Music Charts on 10/30/76. It was on the charts for 6 weeks and peaked at 87.

Various Artists/The King of Comedy [Soundtrack] ....CD $13.99

Various Artists/The King of Comedy [Soundtrack] ....CD $13.99

The following songs are from the 1983 Martin Scorsese film The King Of Comedy, starring Robert DeNiro, Jerry Lewis & Tony Randall. This is one of the best soundtrack albums you will ever hear.  This album debuted on the Billboard Music Charts on 4/16/83 for 6 weeks and peaked at 162.  It is making its worldwide CD debut.  Tracks include:  Back on the Chain Gang / Pretenders; Tain't Nobody's Bizness (If I Do) / B.B. King; Swamp / Talking Heads; King of Comedy / Bob James; Rainbow Sleeve / Rickie Lee Jones; Between Trains / Robbie Robertson; Steal The Night / Ric Ocasek; Come Rain Or Come Shine / Ray Charles; The Finer Things / David Sanborn; Wonderful Remark / Van Morrison.

David Lindley/Mr. Dave ....CD $13.99
David Lindley/El Rayo Live ....CD $13.99

David Lindley/Mr. Dave ....CD $13.99                David Lindley/El Rayo Live ....CD $13.99

David Lindley is a Rock session guitarist. He was the leader of Kaleidoscope. David worked with James Taylor, Linda Rondstadt and Jackson Browne. In 1980 he formed El Rayo-X with Jorge Calderon, Walfredo Reyes, William Smith and Ray Woodbury.  Mr. Dave is making its debut here at Wounded Bird. This was previously only available as an expensive Japanese import.  El Rayo Live was originally released as a hard to find import LP and is making its CD debut here at Wounded Bird Records.

Peter Wolf/Long Line ....CD $13.99

Peter Wolf/Long Line ....CD $13.99

Peter Wolf is an American rhythm & blues, soul, and rock & roll musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983. He has had a very successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.  This is his fourth solo release and it made its debut in 1996. Long Line is a fabulous Peter Wolf CD. It is typical Wolf bluesy, rock & roll.

Hubert Laws/Make It Last ....CD $13.99

Hubert Laws/Make It Last ....CD $13.99

Hubert Laws is a jazz flute player who had a number of charting albums in the 1970s. His career spanned over 40 years in jazz and classical music. Laws is probably one of the most recognized and respected jazz flutist. Make It Last has great sound, great musical arrangements and great performances.  Make It Last was originally released in 1983. It features Alphonse Mouzon.

Plasticland/Wonder Wonderful Wonderland ....CD $13.99
Plasticland/Salon ....CD $13.99
Plasticland/Make Yourself a Happening Machine ....CD $13.99

Plasticland/Wonder Wonderful Wonderland ....CD $13.99                Plasticland/Salon ....CD $13.99                Plasticland/Make Yourself a Happening Machine ....CD $13.99

Plasticland is an American Neo-Psychedelic and Garage rock band. They were formed in Milwaukee, WI in 1980. In 2015, they were inducted into the Wisconsin Area Music Industry Hall of Fame.  Wonder Wonderful Wonderland was originally released in 1985 and was their 2nd LP. This CD is a must have.  Salon is a fantastic '80s psychedelic masterpiece.  Make Yourself A Happening Machine is going to tickle your psychedelic funny bone. This 30 track collection is a veritable greatest hits, so to speak, by this cult favorite.  Enjoy!

Agent Orange/Sonic Snake Session ....double CD $18.99

Agent Orange/Sonic Snake Session ....double CD $18.99

We here at Wounded Bird are happy to announce that we are releasing Agent Orange on our label.  They were originally a surf-punk band from California formed in the early '80s. This collection is a two CD set compiling 31 tracks. It is a retrospective that reissues their output for Enigma/Restless Records from the mid to late '80s.

The Dickies/Killer Klowns from Outer Space + Second Coming (2 on 1) ....CD $14.99

The Dickies/Killer Klowns from Outer Space + Second Coming (2 on 1) ....CD $14.99

The Dickies are an American punk rock band from the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. They formed in 1977. They use catchy melodies, deep harmonies and humorous comical styles that have been called "pop-punk" or "bubblegum punk."  We are pleased to announce that we are issuing this 2on1 CD from The Dickies. It features the song Killer Clowns from Outer Space....which is the title track from the movie.

Wipers/Follow Blind ....CD $13.99
Wipers/The Circle ....CD $13.99

Wipers/Follow Blind ....CD $13.99                Wipers/The Circle ....CD $13.99

Wipers were a punk rock group formed in Portland, Oregon in 1977 by guitarist Greg Sage, with Sam Henry on drums and Dave Koupal on bass. The group's tight song structure and use of heavy distortion were hailed as very influential by many critics and musicians alike. Wipers are considered the first Pacific Northwest punk band.  Follow Blind is the fifth studio album by Wipers. It was released in 1987 by Restless Records.  The Circle is the sixth studio album by Wipers, released on Restless in 1988.

Peggy Lee/Let's Love ....CD $13.99

Peggy Lee/Let's Love ....CD $13.99

Peggy Lee was an American jazz and pop music singer. She was a songwriter, composer and actress. Her career spanned six decades. She began as a vocalist on local radio with Benny Goodman's big band. She went solo in 1943. She wrote music for films, acted, and created conceptual record albums, encompassing poetry, jazz, chamber pop, and songs. Let's Love features a collaboration with Paul McCartney. He wrote and produced the title song.    This was previously available as a Rhino/Handmade limited edition CD which added 5 rare bonus tracks, including an alternate version of Let's Love.

 






There's more to come soon!!!  Spread the word!


Gary

The Artist Shop
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# 701

September 5, 2016

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

Fie!: Peter Hammill, Van der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammill & The K Band
Manticore: Emerson Lake & Palmer
Radiant: Neal Morse Band
Snapper: Electric Prunes, Ozric Tentacles, Gong, Peter Green, Marillion, Family
Cuneiform: Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quintet, Sao Paulo Underground featuring Rob Mazurek, Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland [with Michael Manring & Celso Alberti], Pinhas Yoshida & Merzbow
Floating World: Rick Wakeman, Brand X, Cymbalic Encouters, Captain Beefheart, Arhur Brown, Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come, James Young, Jeff Wayne & Radio Luxembourg, Richard Youngs, Andrew Paine, Percy Jones, Billy Cobham, The Beatles & World War II, Third Ear Band & Roberto Musci, Pink Floyd, Osibisa, Greg Kofi-Brown, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Pink Fairies, Wayne Kramer
eOne: Pavlov's Dog, Edensong, Marianne Faithfull, Donny McCaslin, Saga, Dan & Deryn Cullen, Captain Crimson, Kaiser Noyes & Park, John Zorn, Fred Frith, Obake, Muddy World, Alcest, Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz, Stratovarius, Marillion, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Roach, Scott Tixier, Cowell & Grainger, Wadada Leo Smith, Will Calhoun, Kitaro, AutorYno, Ry Cooder & David Lindley, Wolverine, Oddland, Tony Oxley & Derek Bailey, John Cage and Morton Feldman, The Breath
KScope: Porcupine Tree, Mick Karn, The Pineapple Thief, The Anchoress, Iamthemorning, Gazpacho, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Crippled Black Phoenix, Godsticks, North Atlantic Oscillation, Steven Wilson, Dalis Car, TesseracT, Nosound, Engineers, Ulver, Katatonia, Anathema
BGO: Tony Williams, David Sancious, Marianne Faithfull, Three Man Army, Eric Burdon and The Animals, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Milt Jackson, Canned Heat, Gary Burton, Steve Khan, Eric Gale, Firefall, Mike Harrison, Maynard Ferguson
Mobile Fidelity: The Alan Parsons Project, Santana, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bill Withers, The Cars


Fie!

Coming Soon!!!

Peter Hammill/Enter K (180g Heavyweight Black Vinyl) ....import vinyl LP $34.99

Peter Hammill/Enter K (180g Heavyweight Black Vinyl) ....import vinyl LP $34.99

Madfish re-issue the 1982 album Enter K by prolific UK based progressive visionary Peter Hammill on vinyl  To set the ball rolling on a run of Peter Hammill's recordings, Madfish re-issue 'Enter K,' originally recorded following his split from the Van der Graaf Generator art rock group.  Hammill was known for covering dark motifs with his lyrics, which, along with his 34 solo studio albums and progressive work with the popular Van der Graaf Generator band, this led to him receiving the first ever Visionary Award in the Prog Awards 2012.  A founding member and primary song-writer for Van der Graaf Generator, Hammill's vocals have been a distinctive part of the progressive genre from 1967 to the Post-Prog output of the 2000s.  Peter Hammill performed with the K group in the early 80s, following Van der Graaf's second split, writing more song-based, punchy new-wave rock. Originally set up as a touring band for Peter Hammill's solo work, Hammill brought material to the studio, where the band gave fresh and energetic backing to Hammill's philosophical lyrics.  Hammill writes - "Enter K is very much a hybrid set of recordings which makes up a pair with Patience. By the time of recording the K Group was in full effect, having been formed to tour with songs from Sitting Targets and A Black Box. As I've said elsewhere, not exactly a Beat Group but probably the closest ensemble I've ever been in which would come under that category... And the K Group really was something else."  Madfish are releasing 'Enter K' on 180g heavyweight black vinyl.

Van der Graaf Generator/Do Not Disturb ....import CD $20.99
Van der Graaf Generator/Do Not Disturb ....import vinyl LP $35.99

Van der Graaf Generator/Do Not Disturb ....import CD $20.99

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by the legendary Van der Graaf Generator. "Do Not Disturb" is the band's 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016.   A true group effort, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to follow in the tradition of Van Der Graaf Generator by delivering an album that is both powerful and possesses and emotive beauty.  "Do Not Disturb" is another highlight of the band's career, during which their music has been influential on successive generations of musicians. It is surely one of the key album releases of 2016.  Mastered and cut at Abbey Road studios, the 180 gram vinyl release of "Do Not Disturb" is limited.   The vinyl features a different running order than the CD while the CD features two tracks not found on the vinyl.  This will be an early October release.

 

Available Now!!!

Peter Hammill & The K Band/Live at Rockpalast ....double CD + DVD $22.99

Peter Hammill & The K Band/Live at Rockpalast ....double CD + DVD $22.99

The legendary Peter Hammill / K Group Rockpalast concert from 1981 available as a 2cd/1dvd (region 0, ntsc) in digipak. Includes a booklet with photos and liner notes.   "We took the whole as a normal show. We were in the middle of the tour. Upfront, we had quite re-arranged the songs so they were playable by a rock quartet. When I'm asked about my thoughts on this specific event there lays a veil over my memory somehow. There are only two things that I remember exactly: First, I recollect the unbelievable professionality of the Rockpalast team; second, in a bar next to our hotel I wrote the song Happy Hour which was on the first K Group studio release." - Peter Hammill 2016.  Songs include:  The Future Now, Losing Faith in Words, Stranger Still, Sign, My Experience, Modern, The Second Hand, Sitting Targets, The Sphinx in the Face, Flight, Central Hotel, The Spirit, Door, My Room.

 

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Manticore

Coming Soon!!!

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Trilogy ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Trilogy ....double LP $29.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Trilogy ....double CD $16.99

Released after extensive global touring, ELP's 3rd studio album, Trilogy, was a bubbling cauldron of creativity, the group's most comfortable and laid-back recording. Originally released in 1972, Trilogy reached #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified.  Includes their highest charting US single, "From the Beginning" (#39 Billboard Hot 100).  This two disc set includes a 2015 remaster of the original album plus a second CD of an Alternate Album inculding 2015 stereo mixes by King Crimson's Jakko M. Jakszyk plus a live version of Hoedown and an alternate version of From the Beginning.

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Brain Salad Surgery ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Brain Salad Surgery ....doubld LP $29.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Brain Salad Surgery ....double CD $16.99

ELP's 4th studio album, Brain Salad Surgery, remains their boldest, most successful and popular album release.  Originally released in 1973, Brain Salad Surgery hit #11 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified.   Features the epic nearly 30 minute composition, "Karn Evil 9"and iconic cover art from H.R. Giger.  The first disc of this double CD includes the 2014 remaster of the original 1973 album.  Disc two has an alternate version of the album from 2014 stereo mixes by King Crimson's Jakko M. Jakszyk plus a a lot of other bonus tracks.

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends Ladies and Gentlemen ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends Ladies and Gentlemen ....triple LP $49.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends Ladies and Gentlemen ....double CD $16.99

Released in 1974, Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends ~ Ladies and Gentlemen... is the groundbreaking, first triple-vinyl live rock album.   Recorded during the 1973/1974 'Someone Get Me a Ladder' world tour, the adrenalin-fuelled live recordings capture the group at its creative best.  Album hit #4 on US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified.  The 2-CD set is the new 24/96 2016 remaster of the original 1974 release from the master tapes, LP is the 2016 new remaster of the original album.  LP original artwork faithfully reproduced - with die-cut triple gatefold sleeve, die-cut E,L,P sleeve letters, special metallic 5th colour and embossed logo.

Available Now!!!

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer ....vinyl LP $29.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer ....double CD $16.99

Hot on the heels of their famous, critically acclaimed performance to 600,000 people at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970, came ELP's ground-breaking debut album Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970).  ELP was a huge, instant success, reaching No. 18 on the U.S. Album Chart and achieving RIAA GOLD Certification.  The last minute addition 'Lucky Man' reached the US Top 50 and is an enduring track on Classic Rock radio.  Disc two of the CD set includes the 2012 alternate album stereo mix plus four alternate takes for bonus tracks.  The LP is 140G black vinyl.

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....vinyl LP $29.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....double CD $16.99

ELP's second LP Tarkus (1971) stretched their sound in new directions and dimensions with more complex electronic keyboard sounds. The title track took up the first side of the LP and ultimately defined the ELP sound - loud, bombastic and boundlessly exultant in its instrumental power.  The album hit #9 on the US Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified.  The second disc includes the 2012 alternate stereo mix of the album plus three bonus tracks.  The LP is 140G black vinyl.

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition ....vinyl LP $29.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition ....double CD $16.99

On 3.21.71, at Newcastle City Hall - with ELP's extroverted stage act becoming the stuff of legend - they recorded a new feature of their live concerts, a rock adaptation of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."  Pictures at an Exhibition (1971) was another major hit, reaching #10 on the U.S. Album Chart and was their 3rd straight RIAA GOLD Certified album.  The CDs contain additional live performances from the Mar y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico (1972) and at the Lyceum Theatre in London (1970).  The LP is 140G black vinyl.

Emerson Lake & Palmer/The Anthology (1970 - 1998) ....triple CD $27.99

Emerson Lake & Palmer/The Anthology (1970 – 1998) ....triple CD $27.99

Formed in 1970, Emerson Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups.  ELP helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, achieving global sales of over 40 million albums. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.  Playing only their second ever concert - the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970 - ELP astonished a crowd of more than half a million with their groundbreaking sound and instrumental prowess. Renowned for their extrovert and flamboyant on-stage performances, they went on to headline stadium tours around the world.  This career-spanning 3CD collection (1970- 1998), showcases the immense musical talents of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer and features tracks from all of their original albums: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pictures at an Exhibition, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Works Volume 1, Works Volume 2, Works Live, Love Beach, Live At Nassau Coliseum '78, Black Moon, In The Hot Seat, Live at the Royal Albert Hall and Then & Now.  Includes their global hit singles "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Lucky Man."  The Anthology was produced in association with all three band members and the booklet contains extensive liner notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch. The audio was mastered by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.  This marks the start of a comprehensive re-issue campaign on BMG of Emerson Lake & Palmer's astonishing recorded music catalogue, including: high-quality CD and vinyl LP releases of all the original albums, a 'Best Of' compilation, live albums, and a deluxe box set.   Packaging: 3-CD Casebound Book with Extended Booklet.

 


Radiant

Available Now!!!

Neal Morse Band/Alive Again ....double CD + DVD $24.99
Neal Morse Band/Alive Again ....Blu-Ray $18.99

Neal Morse Band/Alive Again ....double CD + DVD $24.99

Riding on the tremendous success of their breakthrough album, The Grand Experiment, The Neal Morse Band set out on a tremendously successful world tour in the spring of 2015. Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy have teamed up with Randy George, Eric Gillette, and Bill Hubauer to create one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Full stop. The Alive Again package shows them at the top of their form performing for a rousing audience in Holland March 6, 2015.

 

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Snapper

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Electric Prunes/Rewired ....import CD + DVD $15.99

Electric Prunes/Rewired ....import CD + DVD $15.99

The '67 masters of psychedelic rock captured live in Brighton on the band's 2002 UK tour featuring mesmerizing performances of the classics 'I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)' & 'Get Me to the World on Time'.  30 years after falling apart due to loss of control over their own music, the Electric Prunes came together in 2002 to record a new album, 'Artifacts,' and launch a European tour on which they took their audiences on stunning journeys into the remote past through their masterful psychedelic sound. 'Rewired' is a snapshot of this astonishing rise back to the band's original sonic glory, captured live in Brighton, UK.  'Rewired' will be released on CD for the first time on Madfish, alongside the DVD it will be presented in a media book with both stereo and 5.1 audio, a 12-page booklet and updated artwork. DVD extras include behind the scenes footage of the 2002 Rewired tour, the making of 'Artifact' (the first recording sessions of the group in 34 years!) VOX Fest III excerpts, 3D mushroom animation ...plus surprises.

Ozric Tentacles/At the Pongmaster's Ball ....import CD + DVD $15.99

Ozric Tentacles/At the Pongmaster's Ball ....import CD + DVD $15.99

Originally released in 2002, as a live DVD 'At the Pongmaster's Ball' was the first true live album to be released by Ozric Tentacles since the release in 1992 of 'Live Underslunky.'  Now Madfish are set to re-release the album with updated artwork this November.  Recorded at the final gig of the bands 2002 sell out UK tour, this CD & DVD package, captures the very essence of the Ozrics live experience with a frenzied capacity crowd at London's Shepherds Bush Empire. The album includes classics from Ozric Tentacles' vast back catalogue as well as previously unreleased material and the odd "space-jam" where the band free themselves from the shackles of rehearsed material and let the music wander into unknown territory.  Madfish will reissue 'At the Pongmaster's Ball' presented in a Media Book with the CD and DVD containing all original content from the live performance, including an exclusive documentary and interview with the band as DVD extras.  Ozric Tentacles are currently promoting and touring their 2015 studio album 'Technicians of the Sacred' with festival appearances continuing through summer 2016.

 

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Gong/Rejoice! I'm Dead! ....import CD $14.99

Gong/Rejoice! I'm Dead! ....import CD $14.99

"Inspired by the light, love and passing of our dear friend and inspiration Daevid Allen." - Dave Sturt.  Gong have entered yet another new phase on their four-decades-plus journey with Rejoice! I'm Dead!, their brand new studio album, due for release on Madfish. This is the follow up to 2014's I See You, the last album Daevid Allen was to record with Gong.  Some say it couldn't, or shouldn't, be done. How could Gong exist without Daevid Allen? A few minutes into listening to their brand new album aspersions will be cast aside. New members and old coalesce. This is undeniably Gong.   Rejoice! I'm Dead! is classified as the band's 28th album and the Gong legacy is the strongest it has been since 1974. Every member was key in the development of each new song - Kavus Torabi (vocals/guitar), formerly of Cardiacs, who joined Gong in 2014 in time for the last album unaware of the direction his new gig as a guitar player would take, Fabio Golfetti (guitar/vocals), Dave Sturt (bass/vocals), Ian East (sax/flute) and Cheb Nettles (drums/vocals) take on the mantle of steering the Teapot further into outer space and the inner ear. The voice of Daevid Allen features on 2 songs - "Model Village" and "Beatrix," and the album also features guests - Steve Hillage playing a guitar solo on "Rejoice!" and Didier Malherbe's duduk can be heard on "Model Village" and "Through Restless Seas I Come."  Rejoice! I'm Dead! was recorded in London in the Spring of 2016 at Brixton Hill Studios, engineered by Nick Howiantz and Gong; mixed by Mark Cawthra (Infallible Ear) and Dave Sturt (Swimming Head).  Madfish will release Rejoice! I'm Dead! as a CD presented in a digipack with 16 page colour booklet.  The band will soon announce touring plans for Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017 in support of their new release.

 

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Gong/I See You ....import CD $11.99

Gong/I See You ....import CD $11.99

The enduring legend that is Gong - multi-National, multi-dimensional Psychedelic combo - entered yet another new phase on their four-decades plus journey with 'I See You,' a brand new studio album released on the Madfish in November 2014.  'I See You' was the last album they released before vocalist/lyricist Daevid Allen, sadly passed away, and on this album he still radiated an incandescent creativity, the original anarchic vibe that was born out of counter-culture revolution in the Paris commune in 1968.  His co-conspirators on 'I See You' comprised Orlando Allen on drums, new guitarist Kavus Torabi (formerly of The Cardiacs) and the latest guitar incumbent in a band whose ranks have included the likes of Steve Hillage and Mark Hewins, horn player Ian East 'Wind,' sinuous bass propulsion provided by Dave Sturt (the sonic manipulator), and Brazilian Fabio Golfetti who weaved his own lysergic patterns on guitar. This collective created an impressive, multi-layered and irrepressible sound that created its own world and then populated it with a series of dazzling musical gems, melodically-rich, lyrically engaging and musically refreshed.  'I See You' is both timeless and timely, a welcome antidote to an increasingly homogenized musical mainstream. Tracks such as 'This Revolution,' a spoken piece which name checks Gil Scott-Heron and picks up on the vibe of his 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' articulates the kind of concerns and theories that have always inspired Daevid Allen and informed the Gong worldview, contrasts with the ferocious inter-stellar Funk of 'You See Me,' which is sure to be a live favorite.

 

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Ozric Tentacles/Paper Monkeys ....import CD $13.99

Ozric Tentacles/Paper Monkeys ....import CD $13.99

Paper Monkeys is the 2011 studio album from UK underground legends, Ozric Tentacles. It is the band's follow-up to 2009's 'The Yum Yum Tree.'  That album proved that despite being over 25 years into their career the band were still a force to be reckoned with.   Classic Rock Prog stated, 'There are enough moments of brilliance here to make this the best thing the band have committed to tape since Jurassic Shift in 1993.'  Ozric Tentacles first came together at the Stonehenge Free Festival in 1983, and built an audience through selling privately produced cassettes of their music.  Their talent for hypnotic, mantra-like grooves found kindred spirits in the British rave scene of the late 1980s, uniting the seemingly disparate 'New Age' Hippie and Rave audiences. Despite the lack of a hit single, media notoriety or the usual music business hype, much less major-label backing, their 1993 album 'Jurassic Shift' was a UK top twenty album, and their hardcore audience is both dedicated and loyal to the band's unique sound. At the core of the band's music is an exploration of electronic musical textures and compulsive, danceable grooves interlaced with strong melodies and multi-ethnic musical references.   Ozric Tentacles are currently promoting and touring their 2015 studio album 'Technicians Of The Sacred' with festival appearances lined up for summer 2016.  This 2016 CD version will be presented as a digipack with a 12 page colour booklet.

Peter Green/The Very Best Of [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD $13.99

Peter Green/The Very Best Of [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD $13.99

Deluxe 2CD set collecting the finest recordings from the British Blues legend's work with Splinter Group.  Peter Green is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation.  His virtuoso blues playing was an integral part of the sound of the original Fleetwood Mac, which he founded in 1967. In the early '70s Green left the band and he was to spend much of the next three decades in the wilderness, battling a number of health issues.  He re-emerged in the late 1990s, performing with the Peter Green Splinter Group. Between 1997 and 2004, Green and the group recorded seven albums and this 2CD set collects the best recordings from these all albums for the first time.   The highlights include tracks from the W.C. Handy award winning album The Robert Johnson Songbook,' guest appearances from Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Dr John and Hubert Sumlin and live renditions of the Fleetwood Mac classic 'The Green Manalishi.'   The 2016 Madfish edition will be presented in a media book with a 20 page colour booklet.

Marillion/Radiation 2013 ....import double CD $12.99

Marillion/Radiation 2013 ....import double CD $12.99

Marillion formed in 1979 and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have also continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world.   Radiation was the band's tenth studio album and debuted in the top 40 in the UK when it was originally released in 1998.  This deluxe 2CD edition is the latest in a series of Marillion albums to be reissued on Madfish.  The album was remixed and remastered by Michael Hunter for the 2013 edition. The set also includes the original 1998 mix along with new artwork.  This new Madfish CD edition of the 9 track album is packed as a mediabook with a 24 page colour booklet.  The band will be playing various European Summer festivals in 2016 plus a Fall North American tour.

Marillion/Marillion.com [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99

Marillion/Marillion.com [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99

Marillion formed in 1979 and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide.  Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have also continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world.   1999's 'Marillion.com' was one of first of these internet based promotions as the band used the web to ask for fans to send them passport pictures of themselves and 732 of these were then used to make up the artwork for the album. 5 of the 9 tracks were mixed by Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree.  This new Madfish CD edition of the 9 track album is packed as a mediabook with a 24 page colour booklet.  The band will be playing various European Summer festivals in 2016 plus a Fall North American tour.

Marillion/Anoraknophobia [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99

Marillion/Anoraknophobia [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99

Originally released by Liberty in 2001, 'Anoraknophobia' was the band's 12th studio album.  The band called on their fans to finance the release pre-selling more than 12,500 units via their official website before a single note had been recorded.  This new Madfish CD edition of the 8 track album is packed as a mediabook with a 24 page colour booklet.

Marillion/Somewhere in London [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $15.99

Marillion/Somewhere in London [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $15.99

'Somewhere In London' was filmed over the final 2 nights of the 'Somewhere Else' album tour at the London Forum in June 2007.  Directed and edited by Tim Sidwell, this is now available in a CD/DVD set. The DVD audio is presented in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, mixed by Michael Hunter.  Madfish present 'Somewhere in London' 2 CD/DVD set in a media book with 24 page colour booklet.

Family/A Song for Me [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99

Family/A Song for Me [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99

Growing out of the R&B boom of the early '60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock'n'roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming.  'A Song for Me' was released at the start of 1970 and the first album with the band's revised line-up with John Weider replacing Ric Grech on bass and Poli Palmer replacing Jim King. The album features the classic Family tracks 'Drowned in Wine,' 'The Cat & The Rat' and the title track, the album reached #4 in the UK charts when it was released.  This reissue come packaged as a media book with a 16 page colour booklet and features 2 bonus tracks.

Family/Fearless [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD $13.99

Family/Fearless [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD $13.99

During their seven year career Family released eight albums, scoring 4 hit singles and seven chart albums.  Regarded by many fans and critics as the band's finest album, 'Fearless' was originally released in 1971 and entered the UK chart at #14. The album also gave the band its first US chart placing and features the classic tracks 'Between Blue & Me,' 'Sat'D'Y Barfly,' 'Spanish Tide' and 'Children.'  This new 2 disc version being released through Madfish in a deluxe media book has recordings remastered from the original master tapes with a bonus disc of the band's highest UK charting single, 1971's 'In My Own Time' and B side 'Seasons.' The 16 page booklet includes new sleeve notes by Family expert Pete Feenstra , with press cuttings and memorabilia supplied by Dave Eames & Trevor Gardiner, including the original ad promoting the album in the UK press.

 


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Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quintet/America's National Parks ....double CD $22.99

Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quintet/America's National Parks ....double CD $22.99

America's National Parks is the latest release by Wadada Leo Smith who has received recognition world wide for his work in creative music. His last Cuneiform release, Ten Freedom Summers, resulted in him being one of the three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in music for that work. Now Cuneiform and Wadada are teaming up to bring out this important work inspired by this country's most stunning landscapes. America's National Parks is an epic collection; a six movement suite inspired by the scenic splendor, historic legacy and political controversies of the country's public landscapes. This set arrives shortly before Wadada Leo Smith's 75th birthday in December which is being celebrated by, amongst other things, a cover story in the November issue of Down Beat, the most widely read jazz magazine in the world. This release will feature heavily in this story! It also arrives in the midst of celebrations for the centennial of the Nationnal Park Service, which was created by an act of congress on August 25, 1916. This album was composed for his Golden Quintet, a fresh reconfiguration of the group that has been a keystone of his expression for the last 16 years. Pianist Anthony Davis, bassist John Lindberg and drummer Pheeroan akLaff are joined by cellist Ashley Walters, affording the composer and bandleader new melodic and coloristic possibilities.

Sao Paulo Underground featuring Rob Mazurek/Cantos Invisiveis ....CD 16.99

Sao Paulo Underground featuring Rob Mazurek/Cantos Invisiveis ....CD 16.99

Cantos Invisiveis, which means 'Invisible Songs' as well as also meaning 'Invisible Corners,' is the fifth release by the Sao Paulo Underground, the now decade-old Tropicalia/electronica/jazz blurring band led by cornetist/synthesist Rob Mazurek. Rob recently appeared on the cover of The Wire magazine and was voted Musician of the Year by Italy's top jazz magazine, Musica Jazz! He is constantly touring the world and is known as one of today's most intrepid and sought after sound explorers. Over the last decade, the band has gained hugely positive press and a loyal audience by blending tremendously catchy tunes with noise, Brazilian rhythms and originality to come up with msuic that doesn't sound like anything else out there.

Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland [with Michael Manring & Celso Alberti]/Mu ....CD $16.99
Pinhas Yoshida & Merzbow/Process and Reality ....CD $16.99

Richard Pinhas & Barry Cleveland [with Michael Manring & Celso Alberti]/Mu ....CD $16.99                     Pinhas Yoshida & Merzbow/Process and Reality ....CD $16.99

Richard Pinhas, the founder of '70s legends Heldon is one of France's best known experimental musicians. He is a key figure in the development of rock fusing with electronic music.  Cuneiform is simultaneously releasing two new, very different albums by Richard in conjuction with a US tour. Mu is a collaboration between Richard and noted guitarist and writer Barry Cleveland who has worked with many other artists in the field of ambient and experimental guitar. Barry was also an editor at Guitar Player Magazine for over a decade. Michael Manring is best known for his many-year collaboration with the late guitar genius Michael Hedges, but he has also worked with with players like Wadada Leo Smith, Attention Deficit, Spastic Ink, Henry Kaiser, Will Ackerman, Holy Near a.o.  Celso Alberti is a Brazilian-born percussionist who has worked with many A-list musicians over the years, most recently working closely with Steve Winwood. This is a trancy, grooving work that is RIYL: Jon Hassell, King Crimson, Brian Eno, etc.  Process and Reality is a collaboration between Richard and two innovators and giants of the current Japanese experimental scene. Tatsuya Yoshida has been one of the most important musicians of the Japanese experimental scene for the last 35 years, spearheading at least a half dozen of that country's most important groups, including Ruins, Koeji Hyakkei, YBO2 and Korekyojinn.  Masami Akita, aka Merzbow, stands as probably the most important artist in noise music and has been so for nearly 40 years and hundreds of releases. From the beginning, his harsh sounds eschewed the anger often found in this music to reach a Zen state, a calm inside the storm. This is the first time these three musicians have all collaborated together.

 

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Floating World

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Rick Wakeman/Made in Cuba ....import CD + DVD $19.99

Rick Wakeman/Made in Cuba ....import CD + DVD $19.99

'Made in Cuba' presents Rick Wakeman with his band the New English Rock Ensemble performing to a capacity crowd live at the Karl Marx Theatre in Havana, Cuba, in April 2005, and invited by the Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Music Institute and the Swiss foundation, 'Association Friends of Cuba'.  Rock keyboard legend Rick Wakeman traveled to Havana, to perform a series of concerts that will forever be recognized internationally as an enormous event for the Cuban people, and a historic moment marked by the importance of one of the first and largest official rock concerts ever to be performed on the island.

 

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Brand X/X-Communication ....import CD $17.99

Brand X/X-Communication ....import CD $17.99

Brand X are unfairly best known as Phil Collins' side project when he wasn't singing and playing drums for Genesis. This is of course true but they were so much more than that.  The interplay between bassist Percy Jones and guitar player John Goodsall has seldom been surpassed, which is why the band have become synonymous with the concept of jazz fusion.  After a 10 year hiatus, Brand X returned as a trio in 1992 with some hard hitting immensely groovy power fusion. The pared down format allows greater freedom for Jones's awesome bass technique and the use of Goodsall's midi guitar to trigger keyboards is an interesting departure. One of the highlights is the fabulous drumming of Frank Katz who lends to the music a sense of timing that only Phil Collins had previously achieved some 15 years earlier. You have to hear it to believe it.

 

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Cymbalic Encouters/Exploration of the Southern Constellation ....import double CD $19.99

Cymbalic Encouters/Exploration of the Southern Constellation ....import double CD $19.99

Exploration of the Southern Constellation' is a theme-based jazz-rock/prog-rock work.   Composed by Mark Murdock and Brand X members; John Goodsall and Percy Jones and with Katsumi Yoneda featuring; Dave Juteau, Junko Minobe, Preston Murdock and more.   From the moment Mark Murdock pulled into a prog orbit, first with Peter Banks from Yes and then with the Brand X alumni, there was no turning back for the American drummer,   but it was with this band that he reached the point of no return. Based in Japan now, Murdock's latter-day journey has been one of fun.

 

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Captain Beefheart/Easy Teeth ....import CD $17.99

Captain Beefheart/Easy Teeth ....import CD $17.99

This show from 1978 shows Captain Beefheart at his crazy best. It does feature a great amount of "audience participation" which Beefheart appears to enjoy in a sort of "might go out of control any minute" kind of way. He attempts to calm them down by reciting short sections of song lyrics between tracks - giving them a bit of "Big Dummy" and "China Pig." Then he tries to elicit some sympathy from them with "they put these damned lights on me and give me no water!" and tells them about once meeting Roland Kirk in the middle of the night out looking for "ribs" and advising him to try "the bible." Before Owed T'Alex he tells them, in a good-natured way, how it is about Alex Snouffer and his tendency to "blame everything on his motorbike" while after Electricity he says "that song is twenty years old... it's a square dance... that's right... it's a dance for squares." At the end of one song he suddenly finds that Bruce Fowler is in the audience! - he then introduces him to the crowd who start to whoop excessively, and then Beefheart tries to convince Bruce to join them on stage and play, vaguely asking someone in the audience or off-stage "do you have a trombone?" The show as per usual ends with Big Eyed Beans from Venus but they return for an encore of Golden Birdies to more wild whooping."

Arhur Brown/Live 67-68 ....import CD $17.99

Arhur Brown/Live 67-68 ....import CD $17.99

Arthur Wilton Brown is an English rock singer best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances, powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and his number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, 'Fire,' in 1968. Brown has been lead singer of various groups, most notably The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Kingdom Come, followed by a varied solo career as well as associations with Hawkwind, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Klaus Schulze, and Frank Zappa. Following the success of the single 'Fire,' the press would often refer to Brown as 'The God of Hellfire' in reference to the opening shouted line of the song, a moniker that exists to this day.  These live recordings from the late 1960s go a long way towards explaining why Arthur is so admired, and why the world would have been a much poorer place without him.

Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come/The Lost Ears ....import double CD $19.99

Arthur Brown & Kingdom Come/The Lost Ears ....import double CD $19.99

The Lost Ears compiles almost 90 minutes of Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come from the years 1968-1972. There is nothing of the perverse majesty that his 'Fire' single boasted, save Arthur Brown's personality sprinkled over these discs. There are three unreleased tracks by Brown's Puddletown Express band and extensive liner notes from Chris Welch of Melody Maker, dated 1976. Those notes remind listeners that Alice Cooper cites Arthur as an influence, and the story of a night this band opened for Alice adds to the intrigue as the heavy progressive music plays. Andy McCulloch of Greenslade and Carl Palmer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer went through the revolving door of Arthur Brown's musical ministry.

James Young/Songs They Never Play on the Radio ....import CD $17.99

James Young/Songs They Never Play on the Radio ....import CD $17.99

James Young is a British musician and writer. Early on he met Nico (Velvet Underground) and Young took the decision to work with her instead of continuing with academic life. Young toured and recorded as keyboard player and arranger with the group Faction until Nico's death in 1988.  Young's memoir of his years travelling with Nico Songs They Never Play on the Radio, was published to international critical acclaim in 1993, winning the In The City award for music book of the year. The book was later serialized in 1996 for BBC Radio 4. In 1994 Young was invited by Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, to record a musical representation of his memoir of the Nico years. This is it.

 

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Jeff Wayne & Radio Luxembourg/The Magic Radio ....import CD $17.99

Jeff Wayne & Radio Luxembourg/The Magic Radio ....import CD $17.99

The original pressing of this album is undoubtedly one of the rarest UK LPs ever made! Up until 1973 Radio Luxembourg had the monopoly on advertising on UK Radio - as all other Radio Stations were BBC only! However in 1973 the 'Independent Local Radio' project was begun - and for the first time Radio Luxembourg faced serious competition for Radio advertising! And so they commissioned this LP (99 copies only to avoid tax!) to be given to advertising people to advertise their Radio Station. For the very first time Jeff Wayne (later more famous of his legendary 'War of the Worlds' in 1977) was commissioned to write all the music on this LP! Naturally this makes this a very important LP indeed - as it was the first time ever that Jeff Wayne was given a chance to put music into an LP! Plus the fact that only 99 copies were ever made making this promotional only LP one of the rarest UK LPs ever made!  Now we can all share and enjoy it!

Richard Youngs/Inside the Future ....import CD $17.99

Richard Youngs/Inside the Future ....import CD $17.99

Richard Youngs is a British musician with a prolific and diverse output, including many collaborations. Based in Glasgow since the early 1990s, his extensive back catalog of solo and collaborative work formally begins with Advent, first issued in 1990. He plays many instruments, most commonly choosing the guitar, but he has been known to use a wide variety of other instruments including the shakuhachi, accordion, theremin, dulcimer, a home-made synthesizer, and even a motorway bridge.  'Inside the Future' is a collection of ten, short acoustic songs heavy on overdubbed voice, and the textures of acoustic and classical guitars. Experimental, yet firmly rooted in traditional song form, it is both heartfelt and determined by chance, improvised and carefully structured.

 

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Andrew Paine/Sky Movers Must Fight On ....import CD $17.99

Andrew Paine/Sky Movers Must Fight On ....import CD $17.99

Quietly and without fuss, Andrew Paine has established himself as one of the UK underground's most progressive thinkers and most diverse operators, his modes ranging from solo voice, through layered howling guitars, gentle piano interludes, oblique electronics and wherever he likes in between.  He initially broke cover collaborating with Richard Youngs in their progressive rock group project Ilk. He founded his own Sonic Oyster Records in 2006 to release much of his work and co-founded the progressive kraut-rock power trio, Space Weather. Sky Movers Must Fight On is his first release for Glass Redux. Its short-sharp futuristic bursts capture Paine monologuing to the electronic horizon. Dada with beats. Mixed by Reuben Bough. Artwork by Steve Krakow.

 

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Percy Jones/MJ12 ....import CD $17.99

Percy Jones/MJ12 ....import CD $17.99

Percy Jones is an extraordinary bass player and composer whose work with Brand X redefined the concept of fusion bass guitar playing. Jones was also a member of the jazz fusion group Soft Machine, the poetry rock group The Liverpool Scene (featuring poet Adrian Henri), and has contributed to recordings by David Sylvian, Brian Eno, Steve Hackett, Paranoise, Suzanne Vega, Richard Barbieri and Fovea Hex, amongst others. With a band named after the legendary committee allegedly formed to suppress knowledge of the Roswell UFO Crash he is still producing groovy music fit to challenge the universe.   Tracks:  Call 911, Bad American Dream Pt 2, Magic Mist, Talk Time, The Wow Signal, Big Daddy Road, The Phantom Maracas, Guns and Pussy, Magic Mist Reprise

Billy Cobham/Live at Montreux 1978 ....import double CD $24.99

Billy Cobham/Live at Montreux 1978 ....import double CD $24.99

William Emanuel 'Billy' Cobham (born May 16, 1944, Panama) is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s. Coming to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with Mahavishnu Orchestra, and on countless CTI releases, Cobham according to All-Music's reviewer is 'generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer with an influential style that combines explosive power and exacting precision. This album showcases Cobham at his best, with a sizzling band in front of an appreciative audience.

Various Artists/The Beatles & World War II ....triple DVD Set

Various Artists/The Beatles & World War II ....triple DVD Set

Take a group of some of the most famous solo artists of the '70s - Elton John; Tina Turner; The Four Seasons; The Bee Gees; Peter Gabriel; Bryan Ferry; Rod Stewart; Leo Sayer; Keith Moon; Helen Reddy; Jeff Lynne & Frankie Valli; get them to sing cover versions of some of the most famous Beatles songs ever written; add a considerable dollop of documentary footage of the Second World War telling the story of that epic encounter, AND.........what do you have? The Beatles & World War II!!

Captain Beefheart/Live at the Country Club Reseda California 1981 ....double import CD $24.99

Captain Beefheart/Live at the Country Club Reseda California 1981 ....double import CD $24.99

Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life. As Beefheart.com put it: 'Autumn 1980 through January 1981 Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band promoted their latest album, Doc at the Radar Station, with a tour in Europe and the States.  However, as Don hadn't performed live for well over a year and a half, it took a while before he found the right groove. After a terrible first week, the group came into shape and when the band returned to the USA in late November it was tight. One of the last concerts of what would turn out to be Beefheart's last tour, took place on 29.01.81 in one of the many suburbs of Los Angeles.'

Third Ear Band & Roberto Musci/Mosaic ....import CD $17.99

Third Ear Band & Roberto Musci/Mosaic ....import CD $17.99

The lure to recreate that old music atmospheres for letting them live is still great in me. Basically the project was inspired by John Oswald's work who coined the expression "Plunderphonics" (Plunderphonics : taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition). His work on Michael Jackson repertoire (with related legal case, i.e the cover: Michael Jackson's head on a female body...) was really clamorous.  The idea was to record a tribute to the Third Ear Band just using their original music for recreating that musical poetic and the sensations they gave playing the right instruments and looking for that pictures linked to their specific iconography (ancient Egypt, Alchemy, Druids...).

Pink Floyd/The Syd Barrett Experiment ....import DVD $18.99

Pink Floyd/The Syd Barrett Experiment ....import DVD $18.99

His role as the principal songwriter, lead guitarist and most dominant force in the act that was at the time often referred to as 'Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd' is occasionally forgotten today. But for those who still delight in the whimsical psychedelia and unique vision that the man born Roger Keith Barrett brought to Pink Floyd during the group's most artistic period, his contribution is forever etched in stone.  This film re-appraises those years and features rare live and studio performances from this hugely influential and legendary collective, combined with contributions from those close to the band during this time. The program also includes rarely seen promo films, interview footage with Syd and other Floyd members, TV clips and a host of other features. Covering too Barrett's solo years, and with extra features including the story behind the lost recordings, this is the most entertaining, informative and revealing document on the 1960s Pink Floyd yet released.

Osibisa/Osibisa Tribal ....import CD $17.99

Osibisa/Osibisa Tribal ....import CD $17.99

Osibisa are a British Afro-pop band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B.  Osibisa were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the world music description. They even had an album cover by prog artgod Roger Dean. The name Osibisa means 'Criss-Cross rhythms that explode with happiness,' and the band truly do exactly what it says on the tin!

Osibisa/Osibisa Collection Afro Mix with Gregg Kofi Brown ....import CD $17.99

Osibisa/Osibisa Collection Afro Mix with Gregg Kofi Brown ....import CD $17.99

Osibisa are a British Afro-pop band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians.  Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. Osibisa were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the world music description. They even had an album cover by progressive artgod Roger Dean. The name Osibisa means 'Criss-Cross rhythms that explode with happiness,' and the band truly do exactly what it says on the tin! This is a collection of some of their finest work featuring their grooviest guitarist Gregg Kofi Brown.

Greg Kofi-Brown/Rock'n'Roll & UFOs: The Gregg Kofi-Brown Anthology ....import CD $17.99

Greg Kofi-Brown/Rock'n'Roll & UFOs: The Gregg Kofi-Brown Anthology ....import CD $17.99

Gregg Kofi-Brown is, of course best known for his work with seminal African funk rock pioneers Osibisa. They were one of the first, if not THE first African band to achieve popular success in the West. With conscience laden lyrics and funky afro-rhythms Gregg has a created a multi-national musical platform with his guest artists that speaks to many peoples across the world. Gregg-Kofi Brown was executive producer of the 2003 Evening Standard cover-mount CD give away in memory of Damilola Taylor which featured the likes of Robbie Williams, Craig David, Gorillaz, Blue and Ms.Dynamite.

The Flying Burrito Brothers/From Another Time ....import CD $17.99

The Flying Burrito Brothers/From Another Time ....import CD $17.99

Although this band are undoubtedly known for their first two albums when they were fronted by Gram Parsons it is a little known fact that various configurations of the group appeared on and off until the present day. The original band dissolved after the last founding member, Chris Hillman, took Perkins with him to join Manassas. Berline, Bush and Wertz continued with their own band, Country Gazette. Roberts assembled a makeshift Flying Burrito Bros group to fulfill contractual commitments for some 1973 European live shows, then initiated a solo career before forming Firefall with Michael Clarke.  This live album from 1976 proves that even without Parsons, on a good night with the wind behind them, nobody could touch these Country rock Sizzlers!

Pink Fairies/Mandies and Mescaline Round at Uncle Harry's ....import CD $17.99

Pink Fairies/Mandies and Mescaline Round at Uncle Harry's ....import CD $17.99

The Pink Fairies are an English rock band initially active in the London (Ladbroke Grove) underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They promoted free music, drug taking and anarchy and often performed impromptu gigs and other agitprop stunts, such as playing for free outside the gates at the Bath and Isle of Wight pop festivals in 1970, as well as appearing at Phun City, the first Glastonbury and many other free festivals including Windsor and Trentishoe.This collection gathers together some of the best live recordings made of The Pink Fairies in their earliest incarnations - when guitarist Paul Rudolph reigned supreme fronting the first two Fairy lineups comprised of Twink (drums/vocals), Russell Hunter (drums), Sandy Sanderson (bass) and following Twink's departure in late 1971, Trevor Burton on second guitar.

Wayne Kramer & The Pink Fairies/Cocaine Blues ('74-'78 Recordings/Studio) ....import CD $17.99

Wayne Kramer & The Pink Fairies/Cocaine Blues ('74-'78 Recordings/Studio) ....import CD $17.99

This album features elements of two of the greatest revolutionary rock bands of all time. Wayne Kramer came to prominence as a teenager in 1967 as a co-founder of the Detroit rock group MC5, a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing political stance. The MC5 broke up amid personality conflicts, drug abuse, and personal problems, which, for Kramer, led to several fallow years as he battled drug addiction before returning to an active recording and performing schedule in the 1990s.  When two such masters of sonic revolution meet up, sparks are sure to fly as you will hear on this extraordinary record!

 


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Pavlov's Dog/House Broken - Live 2015 ....import double CD + DVD $34.99

Pavlov's Dog/House Broken - Live 2015 ....import double CD + DVD $34.99

"House Broken - Live 2015" is the first ever Pavlov's Dog live document in both audio & video format. It's been recorded and filmed on October 26th 2015 in Nuernberg/Germany. Included is the full concert of 132 minutes (24 songs) on 2 CDs plus DVD.  The setlist includes songs from all Pavlov's Dog albums, plus two songs from David Surkamp's solo album, one of David's '80s band HiFi, plus three previously unreleased tracks. No overdubs were made. Announcements were just left as they actually occured on stage. Enjoy a pure and authentic live experience!

 

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Edensong/Years in the Garden of Years ....CD $15.99

Edensong/Years in the Garden of Years ....CD $15.99

Edensong is a progressive rock quintet from New York City. The band's selfreleased 2008 debut The Fruit Fallen was hailed as a "masterpiece" by critics, and helped to pave the way for live shows and notable festival appearances throughout North America. At over 70 minutes of new music, their 2016 followup, Years in the Garden of Years is even more ambitious than it's predecessor, and will be sure to appeal to fans of both classic progressive rock and metal. The concept album features an extended song cycle on themes of time, each song a different scale and perspective. The melodies are more memorable, the riffs more powerful, the flute playing more inventive and propulsive. The songs prominently feature immersive new textures, from lush keyboard and orchestral arrangements to esoteric percussion from around the world, such as hang drum and balinese gamelan. Years in the Garden of Years is mastered with audiophile precision by grammy winning engineer Bob Katz, and the CD release features stunning original cover art and booklet illustrations from beloved surrealist painter Dan May.  Edensong has recently made a return to live performances and plan to play extensively in support of the new record.   RIYL Genesis, Gentle Giant and King Crimson.

 

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Marianne Faithfull/No Exit ....CD + DVD $15.99
Marianne Faithfull/No Exit ....CD + Blu-Ray $17.99

Marianne Faithfull/No Exit ....CD + DVD $15.99

To mark her incredible half century as an artist, Marianne Faithfull returned to the stage for a world tour in 2014.  This audio album presents some highlight performances of her outstanding work.  To complement these recordings, the video provides a full concert of one of the most charismatic artists in contemporary music, rounded up by four bonus tracks from her already legendary "Give My Love to London"- show at the Roundhouse, London, in February this year.  Marianne is touring Europe for the rest of this year as part of her 50th anniversary tour.   DVD/BD content : The full concert of Budapest (duration : 01:32:15." ); Bonus:4 tracks from the Roundhouse (London, 2nd of February 2016).

Donny McCaslin/Beyond Now ....CD $16.99

Donny McCaslin/Beyond Now ....CD $16.99

The leader of David Bowie's last band releases an album inspired by and dedicated to the legendary alt-pop innovator. Deeply influenced by his extraordinary experience collaborating with David Bowie on his final release, Blackstar, Donny McCaslin steps forward with Beyond Now, a heartfelt dedication to the Starman. Along with David Bowie's Last Band (Jason Lindner, Mark Guiliana, Tim Lefebvre and Donny himself), Donny reimagines two Bowie tracks (as well as tracks by Deadmau5 and Mutemath) alongside poweful originals, displaying the rich musicality and innovation that originally led to him joining forces with one of the most creative artists of all time.

 

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Saga/Live in Hamburg ....double CD $15.99

Saga/Live in Hamburg ....double CD $15.99

Few bands have combined hard rock, progressive rock and pop with the elegance and style of Canada's Saga. Their sound fuses: prominent guitar riffs, often in harmony with a synthesizer, and complex keyboard arrangements. Their self-titled debut album (1978) became a solid success in Canada, yet went big in Germany and with hits like "How Long?," "Humble Stance" and "The Perfectionist," they got noticed all over the world for their original mix of progressive rock, pop and classic rock. "Sagacity" (2014) kept the band's characteristic sound alive while adding a modern touch to their music and made it to Germany's top 20.Their popularity steadily increased and led to a huge loyal fan base in Europe and all over the world, selling an more than 8 million albums to date.  As soon as the band walks on stage and the excited roaring of the crowd fills the venue, it becomes crystal clear that Saga still knows how to rock like in their glory days. The euphoric mood of the fans is reflected by the band's sensational performance and sound.  By performing a setlist consisting of their most famous songs of almost 40 years of the band's existence, the concert paints an epic picture of one of the great progressive rock bands today.  Saga is showing what they do best. Racy guitar riffs, awesome keyboard sounds, drifty rhythms in transparent, punchy sounds and lots of Saga goose bumps.  "Live in Hamburg" recorded on April 28th, 2015 at Fabrik is a must have for every Saga fan.

 

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Dan & Deryn Cullen/I Am Cello ....CD $14.99

Dan & Deryn Cullen/I Am Cello ....CD $14.99

UK-based husband and wife duo Dan and Deryn Cullen are releasing their debut album, I Am Cello.  With a decade of film, TV and game composition behind them, the Cullens have forged a unique and exhilarating sound, defined by Dan's bold, expressive and epic compositional style and Deryn's rich, virtuosic cello playing. Deryn creates extraordinary textures by taking on the role of an entire string section, recording all violin, viola, cello and bass parts on various coveted celli in her broad collection. The result is at once a familar, yet exotic and truly one-of-a-kind sonic experience. I Am Cello draws from the troubled times engulding us, painting a musical world of light and dark, weeping over that which divides us and celebrating that which unites us. It is a master work quite unlike any other.  Deryn's exquisite cello ensemble give Dan's dramatic orchestration the life and dynamics it deserves; a magnificent live choir recorded in LA accentuates the epic emotion; and Emmy award-winning epic music producer Yoav Goren's creative direction and lush three-dimensional mixes elevate each track to astonishing heights. The result is a musical experience that will evoke passion, tears and joy - sometimes all at once - and will have you reaching for the repeat button.  "For my heart is a furnace - And my music is Fire - I AM CELLO!"

 

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Captain Crimson/Remind ....CD $13.98

Captain Crimson/Remind ....CD $13.98

The Swedish hotbed of Orebro has already produced the likes of Truckfighters, Graveyard, Witchcraft and Blues Pills. Prepare to add Captain Crimson to this exceptional tradition.  Formed in 2010 by vocalist Stefan Lillhager, formerly of Blowback, Captain Crimson draws inspiration from the classic sounds of The Groundhogs, Blue Cheer, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull and Cactus, meeting heavy boogie head-on with a modern swagger that has carried over to their latest and third album, Remind - their first for Small Stone Records.  Remind follows their 2012 debut, Dancing Madly Backwards, which led them onto their first tour that Fall.  Emerging with the lineup of Lillhager singing, bassist/backing vocalist Chris David (ReinXeed), guitarist Andreas Eriksson and drummer/organist Mikael Lath, Captain Crimson earned rave reviews for their blues riffing and killer hooks, and they did what any band worth their salt would: They kept touring.  Their second album, 2014's Ageless Time, aligned them to Moving Air Music and Nasoni Records and once again put them on the road. On the LP, they showcased a multifaceted songwriting process, benefiting from the contributions of each player working together to bolster the strengths of the whole, and with a stopgap jam session in Stockholm captured on a 2015 digital EP, they make their way into Remind having fully realized their vision of modern classic rock.  Make no mistake: Captain Crimson's latest is nothing less than a testament to the timeless power of groove, of memorable choruses that take you back to when you felt such things deep in your soul, and indeed offer a reminder that you still can and that you still do.

Kaiser Noyes & Park/Invite the Spirit 1983 ....CD $14.99

Kaiser Noyes & Park/Invite the Spirit 1983 ....CD $14.99

A Tzadik classic! Henry Kaiser, Charles K. Noyes and Sang-Won Park - free improvisation meets the Korean shamanic tradition in this historic and groundbreaking band that includes kayagum virtuoso Sang-Won Park, guitar legend Henry Kaiser and the enigmatic Charles K. Noyes on percussion. Digitally remastered for the first time direct from the original two track tapes, this is the complete 1983 double LP release by one of the most evocative and successful bands blending East and West. This historic and important classic recording is finally made available again and now sounds better than it ever has before.

John Zorn/49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais ....CD $17.99

John Zorn/49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais ....CD $17.99

49 Acts of Unspeakable Depravity in the Abominable Life and Times of Gilles de Rais is the fifth CD by Simulacrum, an organ trio of unparalleled power that brings the sounds of heavy metal, blues, funk and jazz together with modern classical music. Tighter than ever and able to stop and start at breakneck speed, Medeski, Hollenberg and Grohowski are at their raging best as they blaze through Zorn's wildest flights of fancy - a ten-movement suite evoking a sick and decadent descent into madness. Driven by an intense and powerful fury, this CD contains some of the craziest sounds you are ever likely to hear as genres, noise, instrumental colors and driving rhythms collide head-on. A jaw-dropping visit to a new musical world where absolutely anything is possible!

John Zorn/The Classic Guide to Strategy - Vol. 4 ....CD $17.99

John Zorn/The Classic Guide to Strategy - Vol. 4 ....CD $17.99

Of all the projects Zorn has created, the longest running and most personal are his solo saxophone improvisations, which began back in 1973 and were first documented a decade later on Lumina. After over 40 years there is still no one who plays the sax quite like John Zorn. Using the instrument as sound maker, he commands a saxophone language of unmatched versatility. Collected under the enigmatic title of The Classic Guide to Strategy, five volumes were planned - Volume 1 (1983), Volume 2 (1986), Volume 3 (2003), and now the penultimate Volume 4 is finally made available on Tzadik. Filled with wit, drama, playfulness and intensity, the composer's legendary virtuosity and powerful improvisational logic is on full display in this astonishing release recorded at EMPAC in early 2013.

Fred Frith/Freedom in Fragments ....CD $14.99

Fred Frith/Freedom in Fragments ....CD $14.99

A Tzadik classic!  Active since 1978, the dynamic Rova Saxophone quartet has collaborated with and commissioned from some of the world's greatest composers. Here they give a dynamic reading of Fred Frith's major composition Freedom in Fragments, which was written expressly for them and comprises a series of short compositions that can be played in whole or in part and in any given sequence. Rova has chosen the most rigorous of these, and the final sequence, created by the composer himself, gives a seamless flow to the overall listening experience. Messiaenic harmonic shifts, catchy folk melodies, complex dance rhythms and looping minimalism from one of new music's original border crossers.

Obake/Draugr ....CD $14.99

Obake/Draugr ....CD $14.99

Obake, a term which in Japanese identifies a ghost or the spirit of the deceived unwilling to leave, are back with their third release on RareNoise, Draugr. The hellish abstract metalcore quartet of Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari on vocals, Eraldo Bernocchi on baritone guitars, Colin Edwin on bass and Jacopo Pierazzuoli on drums are back with their most focused and terrifying album to date. They attack the lands of mathcore, prog, ambient and drone with relentless and fear-inducing mathematical brutality.

Muddy World/Finery of the Storm ....CD $14.99

Muddy World/Finery of the Storm ....CD $14.99

Complex instrumentals from an exciting new band from Tokyo blending rock, jazz, flamenco and more. Combining the precision of This Heat, the hypnotic moods of John Fahey and the improvisational edge of Massacre, these three young musicians have fashioned a clean new sound out of the classic guitar, bass and drums format. Loping grooves and swirling counterpoint from a sharp new band out of Japan..

 

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Alcest/Kodama ....CD $13.99
Alcest/Kodama [Limited Edition] ....double CD $34.99

Alcest/Kodama ....CD $13.99

"Kodama" the fifth album from Blackgaze pioneers, Alcest, marks the French duo's ferocious return to the stylistic maximalism of its early albums while continuing the band's relentless pursuit for new sounds and fresh ideas.  "Kodama" is the Japanese word for 'tree spirit' and 'echo' and from the album's structure and dynamics to its cinematic sound, "Kodama" indeed 'echoes' Alcest's 2010 classic, "Ecailles De Lune." But this is no simple back-to-the-roots album: the band has more punch, rhythm and organic feel than ever before. While clearly influenced by bands like The Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Dinosaur Jr, Grimes and The Cure, "Kodama" ultimately reveals itself as Alcest's 'Japanese album,' drawing substantial inspiration from Japanese art and culture.  Originally triggered by Hayao Miyazaki's anime film "Princess Mononoke," "Kodama" picks up on the fate of its protagonist and, at its core, deals with the sensation of not belonging; of living in between worlds, be it city and nature or the physical and spiritual one. Duality is also crucial for the visual approach of the album, realized by French graphic designer duo Fortifem. Paying tribute to Japanese illustrators like Takato Yamamoto, the visuals portray contrasting elements like nature/urbanity, youth/death, femininity/animality and combine poetic elements with darker ones that were not present in Alcest's earlier works.  By giving the album a cultural, stylistic and compositional narrative, Neige and Winterhalter keep "Kodama" from just being the latest improvement on the Alcest sound and instead make the album a most rare and exciting thing: a vital, relevant record from a pioneer that not only upholds the band's trailblazing legacy but actually makes you want to see where they go next.  "They'll give you rich five-part harmonies one minute, sound like bluegrass on steroids the next, and then rock you over the head with unbearably cool and raucous Celtic rhythms." NO DEPRESSION

 

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Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz/The Organ Grinder ....import CD $14.99

Free Nelson Mandoom Jazz/The Organ Grinder ....import CD $14.99

The Scottish trio of Rebecca Sneddon (sax), Colin Stewart (electric bass) and Paul Archibald (drums) whose unique blend of doom metal and jazz, draws from Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Sun Ra, Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler and Wayne Shorter are back with their third full length release on RareNoise. Named "The Organ Grinder" it features trumpeter Luc Klein and trombonist Patrick Darley and expands the sound palette of the band by invoking the spirit of Horace Silver and big bands while always remaining faithful to their roots.

Stratovarius/Destiny ....double CD $15.99
Stratovarius/Visions of Europe ....double CD $15.99

Stratovarius/Destiny ....double CD $15.99                Stratovarius/Visions of Europe ....double CD $15.99

It has been more than 30 years since Stratovarius got together and became one of the most influential, successful and enduring power metal bands in the world - and 27 years since the release of their debut album "Fright Night" in 1989. It is about time that their 16 studio album strong catalogue and their rare live releases are going to be reissued in high quality packaging with a refreshed artwork by the band's trusted cover artwork designer Gyula Havancsák, extensive liner notes and, even more importantly, rare and newly recorded bonus material. On top, all albums will be remastered. The reissue campaign is set to begin with two of the band's most successful and most loved albums "Destiny" (originally released in 1999) and the cult live album "Visions of Europe" (originally released in 1998).  "Destiny," with its opulent, bombastic melodies and song structures, is regarded as one of the most important albums in the genre of melodic metal and secured the pole position in their home country Finland. Also thanks to the hit "S.O.S." which made it to #2 in the Finnish single charts. The 2016 edition of the album includes the rare live bootleg "Visions of Destiny" which has been recorded in October 1999 during their triumphant, album accompanying tour. With over 60 minutes, the CD perfectly captures the band's energetic live spirit.  "Visions of Europe" follows up on the mind-blowing live whirlwind that is Stratovarius. Recorded in 1997 during the band's tour to their hit album "Visions" - Rock Hard named it one of the 500 greatest rock and metal albums ever - one killer song follows another on the over 90 minute long live set: "Kiss Of Judas," "Speed Of Light," "Father Time" as well as the Stratovarius classic not to miss "Black Diamond."

Marillion/F.E.A.R. ....import CD $15.99
Marillion/F.E.A.R. [Limited Super Audio Edition] ....import SACD $19.99

Marillion/F.E.A.R. ....import CD $15.99

Marillion's eighteenth studio album, features 5 tracks - consisting of 17 parts - and the feeling within the band is that it may be their best and most ambitious work ever.   F. E. A. R. (f*** everyone and run) sees the band taking on big themes - The New Kings looks at the ravening beast that modern capitalism seems to have evolved into, El Dorado examines the notions of political entitlement and the modern challenges for the UK, and The Leavers examines the impact of a transient life on the road for those constantly waving goodbye.  The job is simple, says Hogarth, "We use the amazing privilege of having both a platform and an audience to encourage people to look in the mirror and ask themselves the big questions - by doing just that ourselves."  CD and SACD in digipak.

 

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Jimi Hendrix/Hey Joe - The Music Story ....DVD $15.99

Jimi Hendrix/Hey Joe - The Music Story ....DVD $15.99

Jimi is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music. Hendrix won several awards in his life, and has been posthumously awarded several more since including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.. He has been inducted into the U.S Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame, and Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the top guitarist in its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time. This new DVD features a documentary film about Hendrix that goes behind the legendary person in an attempt to understand how it was that a boy from the North West of America quickly became, and almost 45 years after his death absolutely remains, the finest, most imaginative and flamboyant guitarist ever to have manipulated a fret-board.

 

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Steve Roach/Shadow of Time ....CD $15.99

Steve Roach/Shadow of Time ....CD $15.99

Shadow of Time reconnects to deep breathing atmospherics, textural electronics and zen-line immersion spaces. The inner stillness and sumptuous shimmering of warm analog synthesizers pulse and overlap in harmony as if waves gently touching upon a cosmic shore. A rich 74-minute deep listening experience. "Like all of Roach's best meditative pieces, the silence between and around the chords is as important as the sounds themselves." - Ambient Music Guide

John Zorn/Sacred Visions ....CD $17.99

John Zorn/Sacred Visions ....CD $17.99

Sacred Visions presents two Zorn masterpieces touching upon the mediaeval world. The Holy Visions is a Mystery Play in eleven strophes concerning the life, work and philosophy of 12th century composer, healer and visionary mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and is one of Zorn's most beloved and acclaimed works for voice. Here is it coupled with Zorn's latest string quartet The Remedy of Fortune, six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love, which was inspired by the work of 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and receives a precise and passionate reading by the brilliant JACK quartet. Two brilliant modern compositions drawing on mediaeval spirituality, both sacred and secular!

John Zorn/Commedia dell'Arte ....CD $17.99

John Zorn/Commedia dell'Arte ....CD $17.99

A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell'arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouche, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn's finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over twenty of New York's greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.

Scott Tixier/Cosmic Adventure ....CD $15.99

Scott Tixier/Cosmic Adventure ....CD $15.99

Violinist Scott Tixier has found himself in many eclectic musical settings from Anthony Braxton's recent Opera Trillium J, two years of touring with soul legend Stevie Wonder, not to mention his work in film and television. For the past 10 years, Tixier has been developing a new sound inspired by these collaborations both inside and outside of the jazz world, making him a multi-dimensional musician with a new voice on jazz violin. The compositions on Cosmic Adventure follow a trajectory, all having been written one after another. They are meant to mirror events and moods, both good and bad. The outcome is an eclectic and moving collection of originals and two arrangements of well picked standards.

 

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Cowell & Grainger/Works for Saxophones ....CD $16.99

Cowell & Grainger/Works for Saxophones ....CD $16.99

Percy Grainger and Henry Cowell were forward-looking, pioneering composers and close friends. These two men had so much in common musically and personally that it is amost as if they were mirror images of one another. Besides having classical training and folk music influences, both were also mucial avant-gardists. They experimented with new sounds, new forms of expression, and new notational systems. Most of their saxophone pices are either folk arrangments or original compositions inspired by British and Celtic folk music. Cowell and Grainger created a rich repertoire for the classical saxophone, but much of it is overlooked, only partially published, and therefore widely unknown until this CD. 22 works are included, nine by Grainger, seven by Cowell and five by Cowell as arranged by Grainger. Many are first recordings. They are scored for varied instrumentation: sax ensembles, sax and piano, and sax and Orchestra.

Wadada Leo Smith/Reflectativity ....CD $14.99

Wadada Leo Smith/Reflectativity ....CD $14.99

Reflectativity, first released on Leo Smith's own label in the early 1970s is one of the most important extended compositions blending improvisation and composition, and one of Leo Smith's masterpieces.  This exciting new version features the brilliant pianist/composer Anthony Davis (who performed on the original recording) and longtime friend and colleague Malachi Favors - the legendary monster bass player from the Art Ensemble of Chicago.  Coupled with several new compositions, this CD brings together the past and present of creative music's most continually fascinating composer/performers.

Will Calhoun/Celebrating Elvin Jones ....CD $16.99

Will Calhoun/Celebrating Elvin Jones ....CD $16.99

This 21st Century celebration of the great jazz legend Elvin Jones is filled with passion and heart. Iconic drummer Will Calhoun joins forces with Elvin Jones' musical associates Christian McBride, Carlos McKinney, Antoine Roney and Jan Hammer on this recording. Will is famous for his work with legendary rock band Living Colour. Elvin Jones has been one of the most influential drummers of the past 60 years.

 

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Kitaro/Tenku [Remastered] ....CD $12.99

Kitaro/Tenku [Remastered] ....CD $12.99

Marking the 30th anniversary of its debut, this reissue of Kitaro's critically acclaimed album "Tenku" has been newly remastered from the original source tapes.  "Tenku," which translated means "Heavenly Sky," refers to time spent at his 200-year-old farmhouse in the Japanese Alps, where the album was recorded.  Drawing inspiration and his impressions of nature at that time, Kitaro remarked, "Through communicating with nature, I wish to always make music that reflects the warmth that we should have as humans."  The album became a defining moment in Kitaro's career, which soon afterwards became his first conceptual album that introduced him to an international audience.  For what is certainly an otherworldly experience; Tenku is a collection of dreamy compositions full of soft Japanese melodies with a hint of melancholy. Kitaro's immaculate synthesizer technique produces a nuanced yet bold atmosphere that is truly one of a kind.

AutorYno/Flauros: The Book of Angels Volume 29 ....CD $14.99

AutorYno/Flauros: The Book of Angels Volume 29 ....CD $14.99

Flauros is a rocking, driving, unstoppable reading of Masada music by the leader of France's most brutal and hard-edged ensemble Autoryno. Here they touch upon psychedelia, surf, metal, thrash, reggae, hard rock and more in this highly energetic installment of the Book of Angels. Exhilarating instrumental music at its cathartic best by this acclaimed and infamous ensemble based in Paris. One of the last CDs in the Book of Angels series is also one of its most powerful!

 

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Ry Cooder & David Lindley/If Walls Could Talk (Live on Air 1979) ....CD $12.99

Ry Cooder & David Lindley/If Walls Could Talk (Live on Air 1979) ....CD $12.99

Ry Cooder and David Lindley doing what they do best in a great show and an excellent, clear recording that sounds wonderful. This FM Broadcast was from their legendary 1979 tour and features the hits Bill the Kid, If Walls Could Tak and Go Home Girl along with 12 other tracks.

Wolverine/Machina Viva ....CD $15.99

Wolverine/Machina Viva ....CD $15.99

Since their first release in 1999, Wolverine has pushed outside the boundaries of metal and evolved through inventiveness and explorative ambition, now incorporating a wider spectrum of musical elements into their own progressive sound.  Machina Viva is a natural evolution from their last album, Communication Lost, inviting the listener into the melodic yet dark and moody world of Wolverine.  It is the band's most dynamic album to date; from the 14-minute epic and powerful "The Bedlam Overture" and the dark electronic landscapes of "Machina," to the naked and organic nature of "Pile of Ash" and "Sheds."  This is the next step in Wolverine's explorations in the progressive field.  Machina Viva was recorded and produced by Wolverine in Sweden during autumn and winter 2015/2016.

 

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Oddland/Origin ....CD $15.99

Oddland/Origin ....CD $15.99

Founded in 2003 in Turku, Finland, Oddland's forward-thinking delivery melds aggressive tones, spacious textrues and glorious melodies into a seamless and cohesive entity. Following a string of successful demos, the band was signed to Century Media for the 2012 release of their The Treacchery of Senses debut album. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swano, the record was greeted with a barrage of critical acclaim and praised as the best prog-metal record ever recorded in Finland.  Oddland has performed at a number of festivals including FME, Tuska, Headway and Progpower Europe in addition to many shows alongside the likes of established acts including Soen, Leprous, Swallow the Sun, Omnium Gatherum, Amoral and more throughout Finland, Sweden, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania and beyond. Oddland recorded the magnificent Origin at Fantom Studios after which it was mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames, Dimmu Borgier). Containing over forty-five minutes of music, the album bears a theme which ties deeply into the lyrics and extensive artwork, with a separate piece of art being created for each of the nine songs by Egyptian artist Mohammed Esssam.

 

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Tony Oxley & Derek Bailey/The Advocate ....CD $14.99

Tony Oxley & Derek Bailey/The Advocate ....CD $14.99

One of the most important musical partnerships in English Free Improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars) and lasted over forty years. These recordings were created in the studio in 1975 and catch them at their peak. Also included is Oxley's touching tribute to Bailey, a dynamic new piece for electronics and percussion recorded live at the recent Bailey tribute concert at the London Barbicon, 2006.  Exciting and vibrant improvisations - never before released - by two pioneers of the genre.

John Cage and Morton Feldman/Radio Happenings (1966-1967) ....DVD-Audio + Harcover Book $39.99

John Cage and Morton Feldman/Radio Happenings (1966-1967) ....DVD-Audio + Harcover Book $39.99

In 1966-67, radio station WBAI in New York City invited composers John Cage and Morton Feldman to make five one-hour radio conversations. Unscripted and improvised, they were free to talk about whatever they wished. The fascinating conversations cover music, politics, sociology, current events, the arts and more. These radio Happenings are legend to fans of these composers as well as a unique moment in the history of radio. This 224 page hardcover book comes with a DVD of the complete five hours of audio from the radio broadcasts, mastered from the source closest to the original tapes. This is the first time the audio has been officially released and contains missing material not heard in the poor quality versions circulating on the web. Mode went back to the audio materials closest to the original tapes for the remastered sound, presented here as CD Quality 16 bit PCM audio. The hardcover book, made in collaboration with the German publish MusikTexte and Mode Records, contains the complete transcription of the radio conversations, as well as a new improved German translation. With a forward by composer Christian Wolff. The DVD also contains a bonus slideshow of Cage scholar James Pritchett's text on the intriguing history of the Audio to the Radio Happenings. High Quality printing imported from Germany.

The Breath/Carry Your Kin ....CD $14.99

The Breath/Carry Your Kin ....CD $14.99

The Breath, making their debut on Real World Records, are a new UK band comprised of Stuart McCallum, guitarist of the downtempo/nu-jazz ensemble The Cinematic Orchestra, along with his fellow Cinematic Alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers - and the extraordinary Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly. Born out of Manchester's fertile music scene, the band mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks - with Connolly's soulful vocals woven into the electronic fabric of McCallum's distinctive ambient sound world. In turns hyphontic, lush, raw and punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly's powerfully distinctive voice. Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios, the album was mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake.

 

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Porcupine Tree/Octane Twisted [Japanese Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $16.99

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KScope reissue the mid-price three disc Japanese export edition set from Porcupine Tree featuring The Incident live on CD & bonus DVD.  Porcupine Tree released 'The Incident' in 2009 and followed this with a lengthy tour before entering a hiatus period which allowed the members time to work on their various solo careers and other collaborations.  'The Incident' went top 30 in both the UK and USA, and the world tour climaxed with sold out shows at Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The album marked another step forward in the incredible journey of the band from a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances and are regarded as one of the most impressive experimental/ progressive/ psychedelic rock bands to emerge from the UK since their inception in 1991, having enjoyed a successful recording career spanning over 15 years.

 

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Mick Karn/Each Eye a Path ....import CD $12.99

Mick Karn/Each Eye a Path ....import CD $12.99

KScope release the fifth solo album from bass pioneer Mick Karn (Japan) on CD.   Originally released in 2001 on Medium Productions (Karn's joint venture with ex Japan colleagues Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri), this powerfully inventive album featured Karn on vocals and a variety of exotic instruments.  Steve Jansen (who mixed the album) adds some typically tasteful drum and percussion parts. This uniquely adventurous and evocative album - written and arranged between 1995 and 1999 - is minimal in terms of instrumentation, but extremely rich as regards the density of the playing and the quality of ideas on offer.  An album of mood swings - mixing darkness and light, melancholy and hope – 'Each Eye a Path' showcases Mick Karn at his most intimate and unfettered.

 

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Mick Karn/The Concrete Twin ....import CD $12.99

Mick Karn/The Concrete Twin ....import CD $12.99

Kscope are set to release 'The Concrete Twin' from Mick Karn, former bassist with Japan/Rain Tree Crow/Dalis Car.  'The Concrete Twin' was the last solo album from ex-Japan member Mick Karn, originally released on his own MK Music label in 2009. The follow on from 2006's 'Three Part Species,' 'The Concrete Twin' showcases an engaging performance with dazzling musicianship and a commercial know how that elevates it beyond your standard left-field art-rock. Here, Karn produced a more organic sound than some of his previous work. Assisted only by drummer Pete Lockett, Karn plays everything else on the album, including, for the first time since the early '80s, the ocarina. 'The Concrete Twin' is a densely complex but richly rewarding album touching on jazz, swing and drum'n'bass with synth waves that sound surreal, distort, morose and instrumental tracks that morph and expire eerily.

The Pineapple Thief/Variations on a Dream ....import CD $12.99

The Pineapple Thief/Variations on a Dream ....import CD $12.99

'Variations on a Dream' was the band's third studio album and was originally released in 2004 on the Cyclops label. All tracks on the CD were re-mixed and re-mastered Bruce Soord, ensuring all 10 tracks sound exquisite.  'Variations on a Dream' finishes with a 16 minute epic "Remember Us." Kscope will be presenting 'Variations on a Dream' in a dipack with 4 page colour booklet.

 

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The Anchoress/Confessions of a Romance Novelist ....import CD $14.99

The Anchoress/Confessions of a Romance Novelist ....import CD $14.99

Garnering comparisons to John Grant and Lana Del Rey, The Anchoress's concept driven compositions have been the talk of the music press in 2016. Prog Magazine - who've nominated her for best-newcomer at their awards - went as far as proclaiming her debut album as ."..Kate Bush's 'Hounds of Love' updated for the 21st century."   Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, PhD & producer Catherine Anne Davies (who also plays in the live line-up of Simple Minds) sums up her album's overall concept as, "Partly a concept album narrated by the titular potboiler author, partly a series of imaginary character pieces, and partly a deeply personal outpouring from someone who's been through a fair amount of personal hell."  Whichever way you choose to describe The Anchoress' compelling debut 'Confessions of a Romance Novelist' (co-produced by Mansun's frontman Paul Draper) one thing's for certain, this is something truly different.  Co-producer Draper has helped Davies capture a collection of songs on which she has played a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, flute, omnichord, mellotron, wurlitzer, glockenspiel, and celeste.

 

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Iamthemorning/Belighted ....import CD $12.99

Iamthemorning/Belighted ....import CD $12.99

KScope ar re-releasing the debut album from the Russian progressive duo featuring Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree & King Crimson on CD at a mid-price.  Formed in 2010 in St Petersburg, Russia, iamthemorning features pianist Gleb Kolyadin and vocalist Marjana Semkina. After self releasing their debut album in 2012 and an EP early 2014, the band released their new album & debut for Kscope entitled 'Belighted' in September 2014. Gleb Kolyadin, himself a classically trained musician, took great care selecting the right musicians to ensure a high standard of musicianship for both their live performances and recording utilizing guitar, bass, drums, string quartet, and a number of rather unconventional instruments including harp, as well as performing as a an acoustic duet.   Taking their influence, both musically and lyrically, from the greats of the progressive rock arena including the likes of Porcupine Tree, Philip Glass and Kate Bush, their song writing is rich with metaphorical layers: referencing Shakespearean poetry, images of modern culture, visual aesthetics of Pre-Raphaelites leading the listener to deep emotional places. Marjana Semkina explains, "There isn't just sadness, loneliness and pain in iamthemorning's lyrical field; there is beauty, happiness and hope as well.."

 

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Gazpacho/Bravo ....import CD $12.99

Gazpacho/Bravo ....import CD $12.99

In 2002 Gazpacho entered a song contest on Make-A-Star with the song "Sea of Tranquility" and won. Their second entry, "Ghost" made it to second position, giving the band the opportunity to release an album through MP3.com. This led the band to release their first official album Bravo in 2003 - which contained five of the six tracks off the MP3.com album plus six new compositions.  Utilizing the possibilities of the Internet the band had teamed up with the American singer/songwriter and fellow Make-A-Star contestee Esther Valentine, and New Zealand producer Peter Kearns. Valentine sang a duet with Ohme on the song Novgorod (which she also co-wrote) and Kearns produced two of the album tracks.   'Bravo' gained the band more international acclaim, with Dutch leading music magazine Oor stating "their debut album is a rare beauty."  Kscope are releasing the 10 track album 'Bravo' on CD presented in a digipack.

 

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Gazpacho/When Earth Lets Go ....import CD $12.99

Gazpacho/When Earth Lets Go ....import CD $12.99

2004 studio album from acclaimed Norwegian postprogressive art rockers released on CD through KScope at a mid-price.  "Norway's best kept Prog secret" Classic Prog Rock (UK)

 

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Gazpacho/Firebird ....import CD $12.99

Gazpacho/Firebird ....import CD $12.99

Gazpacho's third album 'Firebird,' originally released in 2005 through Marillion's Racket Records label, saw the band stay faithful to melancholy-filled artistic music with it's somewhat serious themes. The support of Marillion also led to the collaboration with guitarist Steve Rothery who plays a solo on the track 'Do You Know What You Are Saying?' Other guest appearances on the album came in the form of fans who had been encouraged to send in sound samples which the band would use. Among the unusual instruments featured on the album are maracas, a comb and a Leopard II battle tank.  The 11 track album, 'Firebird,' is being released via Kscope on CD and will be presented in a digipack.

Sweet Billy Pilgrim/Twice Born Men ....import CD $12.99

Sweet Billy Pilgrim/Twice Born Men ....import CD $12.99

2015 saw the UK's unsung heroes of experimental art rock London based Sweet Billy Pilgrim, join the Kscope roster and release their label debut & fourth album 'Motorcade Amnesiacs' to critical media acclaim.  Following on from the release of 'Motorcade Amnesiacs,' Kscope began the re-release campaign for the band's earlier albums with their 2005 debut 'We Just Did What Happened and No One Came,' Next is the band's 2009 Mercury Prize Nominated album 'Twice Born Men.'  The 2016 CD version of 'Twice Born Men' has been remastered by Sweet Billy Pilgrim's Tim Elsenburg and Francis Kimberley (Hungry Bear Mastering), features 3 exclusive bonus tracks including 'Broken Down Procession' (a collaboration with Adem, taken from BBC Radio 3's Late Junction) & 'In The Flesh?' (Pink Floyd cover). The album has brand new cover artwork and also features sleeve notes written by current vocalist Jana Carpenter. The CD will be presented in a digipack with 4 page colour booklet featuring lyrics.  The trio - Tim Elsenburg ( singing, guitar, producer, mixing), Anthony Bishop (banjo, bass) and Alistair Hamer (sequencing, drums) caused quite a stir with their, navigating the delicate path between self-referential art rock and melodic folk rock; their follow up in 2009 'Twice Born Men,' originally released on David Sylvian's Samadhi Sound label, saw the Sunday Times awarding it 5 Stars and CD of the Week as well as an inclusion in their Top 100 Albums of 2009.   'Twice Born Men' is at heart a melodic beast complimented by the exquisite swooning shiver of Elsenburg's vocal, ultimately, a beautiful album, which will appeal to fans of alt country and art-pop and should also be appreciated by lovers of great music everywhere.

 

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Crippled Black Phoenix/I Vigilante ....import CD $12.99

Crippled Black Phoenix/I Vigilante ....import CD $12.99

U.K. progressive post-rock supergroup Crippled Black Phoenix is a musical collective that has featured nearly 30 members in its rotating roster. The constant driving force is multi- instrumentalist Justin Greaves (Electric Wizard, Iron Monkey Se Delan), who formed the band in 2004 with Mogwai bassist Dominic Aitchison.  Creating what they describe as "endtime ballads" to signify both the slightly macabre nature of their songs and the unusual blend of styles as the final evolution in music. The band have made live shows a focus by performing in unusual venues across the world as well as using Victorian-era instruments in tandem with more modern instruments, often involving more than a dozen members onstage.  In 2006, Crippled Black Phoenix released their first album, 'A Love of Shared Disasters,' which will be re-issued on mid-price CD to follow the 'I Vigilante' re-issue.  Originally released in 2010 on Invada Records, their fourth album 'I Vigilante' is a record of uncompromising soundscapes that garnered the band & album widespread critical acclaim within the media worldwide. 2012 saw the more conceptual studio album, '(Mankind) The Crafty Ape' and their seventh and most recent album is 'White Light Generator' from 2014. The band continued with two European tours that reached a summit in April 2016 at London's famed venue Electric Brixton.

 

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Godsticks/Emergence ....import CD $12.99

Godsticks/Emergence ....import CD $12.99

Godsticks' third studio album sees its first release on Kscope after being self-released in 2015. Emergence, the Cardiff band's hardened, genre-redefining offering is a breakthrough for the band in 2016.

 

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North Atlantic Oscillation/Lightning Strikes the Library - A Collection ....import CD $14.99

North Atlantic Oscillation/Lightning Strikes the Library - A Collection ....import CD $14.99

KScope release Lightning Strikes the Library. a collection of the best North Atlantic Oscillation tracks from 2011-2014.

Steven Wilson/Transience ....import CD $14.99

Steven Wilson/Transience ....import CD $14.99

Featuring songs recorded between 2002-2015, Transience is a personally curated introduction to the more accessible side of Steven Wilson's monumental solo output. Available in a CD sleevepack Transience contains 14 tracks and totals over one hour of music including a bonus track 'Happiness III.'  As a self confessed lover of pop music, Transience serves to showcase Steven's more traditional songwriting skills and serves as an opportunity to recontextualize some historic tracks not confined by the 'concept album' framework. Originally released on vinyl in Septemberr 2015 Transience shot straight to #3 in the UK vinyl charts and made history by making Steven Wilson the first artist to chart solely on vinyl sales in the UK this century. Transience is an essental introduction to an essential artist.

 

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Dalis Car/Ingladaloneness ....import CD $11.99

Dalis Car/Ingladaloneness ....import CD $11.99

CD release of the highly sought after Ingladaloneness EP from Dalis Car.  Dalis Car, formed in 1984 by Bauhaus' Peter Murphy (vocalist), Japan's Mick Karn (bassist, keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist) and Paul Vincent Lawford (rhythm construction).   Initially, they recorded one album, 'The Waking Hour' in 1984.  In August 2010, Peter Murphy announced that he and Karn were planning on re-forming Dalis Car to record a second album, the project was cut short, as Karn had recently been diagnosed with cancer and passed away in the following January. The tracks they did record in that brief reunion included a re-working of 'Artemis' from 'The Waking Hour' with newly added vocals, guitar, and drums, and renamed 'Artemis Rise;' and were released in April 2012 as an EP entitled 'InGladAloneness.'  The EP begins with the life-affirming 'King Cloud' and 'Sound Cloud' driven by Karn's dense and compelling bass and bassoon patterns and Murphy's singular voice, the songs contain lyrics that emotionally echo Murphy's response to Karn's condition and suggest musical directions the project might have pursued had it continued as a creative concern.  Along with the inventively multi-layered re-imagining of 'Artemis,' these pieces operate as the rhythmically propelled spiritual storm before the glacial calm of the two closing numbers. The Arvo Part meets Turkish chant lament of 'Subhanallah' and - prefaced by a mournful Karn instrumental - the deeply personal reading of Jaques Brel's classic 'If You Go Away' (a favourite song of Karn's), provide a moving conclusion to a poignant final statement. The EP also features Karn's Japan bandmate Steve Jansen on drums and original Dalis Car drummer Paul Lawford on congas; and was mixed by Steve Jansen, mastered by Pieter Snaper in Istanbul, with artwork created by Murphy, Thomas Bak with a painting by Jaroslaw Kukowski.  Kscope are re-releasing this highly sought after EP on CD with original cover artwork and will be presented in a digipack sleeve.

 

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Mick Karn/More Better Different ....import CD $11.99

Mick Karn/More Better Different ....import CD $11.99

Kscope are set to release 'More Better Different' from Mick Karn, former bassist with Japan, Rain Tree Crow, and Dalis Car. More Better Different is Karn's sixth album and was originally released on Invisible Hands in 2004.  'More Better Different' sees Karn melding guitars, clarinet, samples and spoken word in nine mood pieces which swing from winningly funky "The Jump;" cinematic noodling on "The End Gag" to the wah guitar and '80s sci-fi soundtrack on 'Atyan B-Boot.' Each track carefully sculpted to produce deep atmospheric soundscapes that fans of Eno, Sylvian, Talk Talk or Radiohead will find transporting and beautifully optimistic.  Kscope will be releasing More Better Different on CD presented in a digipack

 

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Mick Karn/Three Part Species ....import CD $15.99

Mick Karn/Three Part Species ....import CD $15.99

Kscope are set to release 'Three Part Species' from Mick Karn, former bassist with Japan/Rain Tree Crow/Dalis Car. 'Three Part Species' is the seventh album from ex-Japan member Mick Karn, originally released on his own MK Music label in 2006. Here, he blends elements of electronica, hiphop, jazz, world music and pop. Highlights include the Harold Budd-like piano/ambience of 'Floating Home' and 'Chocolate was a Boy' or the convincing Middle Eastern drawl of 'Pitta Pop.'  'Three Part Species' illustrates more than any other, how completely in command of musical composition Mick Karn was, with the blending of so many diverse types of music that never sound confused in direction. It's impossible with each piece to predict which genre will come next, as the listener is guided through Mick Karn's unique world.

 

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TesseracT/Polaris + Errai ....double CD $15.99

TesseracT/Polaris + Errai ....double CD $15.99

TesseracT vocalist Dan Tompkins comments: "It's been fantastic to re-visit & re-work the vocals to some of the Polaris tracks from a different angle and with the benefit of time and space. The normal process of writing TesseracT songs starts with the creation of the music followed by the lyrical content; this time Acle and Aidan have stripped away the music and re-created the songs based around the vocals. As a result this has allowed much more breathing space between both and also highlighted much more detail in the performance."  Kscope will be releasing a 2 disc edition of TesseracT's critically acclaimed 2015 studio album 'Polaris.'  The new 2016 edition of 'Polaris' will be released with a bonus second disc 'Errai' which features four re-worked tracks from 'Polaris' - "Survival," "Cages," "Tourniquet" and "Seven Names."  The tracks have been re-imagined by the band's long time live producer and sound engineer Aidan O'Brien.  The release will be supported with the launch of a new promotional video for the 'Polaris' track "Hexes," directed by George Laycock (Nordic Giants).  After the phenomenal success of their own headline tour in support of 'Polaris,' TesseracT have confirmed they will be returning to North America as main support to Gojira between 21st September & 23rd October. Over the summer TesseracT will be appearing at various European festivals.  'Polaris / Errai' will be released as a 2 CD set presented in a digi-pack with a 4 page colour booklet.

 

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The Pineapple Thief/Your Wilderness ....CD $14.99

The Pineapple Thief/Your Wilderness ....CD $14.99

Featuring Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums on the entire album, plus guests John Helliwell (Supertramp), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) and Darren Charles (Godsticks). After the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief returns with its most ambitious studio album to date, Your Wilderness. Seen as one of the most vital rock banks the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord and has continued to evolve and refine its sound through its existence. Musically the band's 11th studio album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' oriented production. On Your Wilderness, the band has allowed itself - plus a dream team of contributors - to perform without any inhibitions. Sorrd has drawn inspiration from his progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

 

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Nosound/Scintilla ....import CD + DVD $15.99

Nosound/Scintilla ....import CD + DVD $15.99

After a decade of crafting a very particular type of widescreen melancholia and wistful imagery, Nosound's fifth studio album 'Scintilla' introduces a wholly new musical and visual approach for Giancarlo Erra's ever-evolving band.  Inspired by personal upheaval and a desire for change, 'Scintilla' is an emotionally complex and musically direct work presenting a stripped-down set of compositions that mark a major departure from Nosound's trademark symphonic lushness and production precision.  Taking in influences from Post Rock, Shoegaze and Alt-Singer-Songwriters, the album imaginatively utilizes a mostly organic and acoustic sound palette.  Musically looser and more sonically intimate than the band's previous releases, Scintilla's emphasis is placed firmly on feeling rather than technique.  Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh lends his distinctive vocals to two of the album's tracks, and cellist Marianne De Chastelaine returns once more to the Nosound fold (this time in a more free-flowing and improvisational capacity).  Acclaimed Italian singer Andrea Chimenti co-writes and sings on the serene 'Sogno E Incendio.'  Shifting from the uncharacteristic sarcasm of 'Love Is Forever' and potent anger of 'The Perfect Wife' to the dreamy sensitivity of 'Emily' and the unusually uplifting 'In Celebration of Life,' 'Scintilla' represents the boldest statement of Nosound's career so far. A cathartic album of emotional extremes, Scintilla marks the brave beginning of the second phase of Nosound's fascinating career.

 

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Porcupine Tree/Signify ....import CD $14.99

Porcupine Tree/Signify ....import CD $14.99

Classic 1996 Porcupine Tree album featuring the single 'Waiting' re-issued on Kscope in Japanese-style sleevepac 'Signify,' released in 1996, was the first complete album recorded as a full band, and fuses numerous rock and avant-garde styles, absorbing many influences but relying on none and is regarded by the band (and many fans) as one of their finest works and established the band as a highly respected force in the musical underground.  Recorded at No Man's Land Studio with production and mixing duties handled by Steven Wilson, Signify features the single 'Waiting' which entered the UK indie and UK national chart attracting airplay all over Europe.  This edition of 'Signify' will be presented as a 12 track CD presented in a Japanesestyle sleevepac with a 16 page colour booklet featuring he album's lyrics.  Porcupine Tree released their last album, The Incident, in 2009, marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances.   Steven Wilson is currently enjoying global chart success with his fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and is continuing to tour worldwide.

Porcupine Tree/Lightbulb Sun ....import CD $14.99

Porcupine Tree/Lightbulb Sun ....import CD $14.99

Porcupine Tree's 2000 studio album Lightbulb Sun re-issued on Kscope in Japanese-style sleevepac.  Kscope are set to release a new edition of the May 2000 studio album by Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun.  The album contains the original studio versions of PT classics such as "Shesmovedon," "Russia On Ice," "Hatesong," and "Feel So Low." With the string arrangements provided by Dave Gregory of XTC, 'Lightbulb Sun' features the lush and powerful music of a band confidently in control of their sound, and like 'Stupid Dream,' explores more song-based territory.  This edition of the album will be presented as a 10 track CD presented in a Japanese-style sleevepac with a 16 page colour booklet featuring the album's lyrics and contains photography from John Foxx. 

Sweet Billy Pilgrim/We Just Did What Happened and No One Came ....import CD $13.99

Sweet Billy Pilgrim/We Just Did What Happened and No One Came ....import CD $13.99

Kscope re-issue debut album 'We Just Did What Happened and No-One Came' from UK based, Mercury Prize Nominated experimental art rockers Sweet Billy Pilgrim.  2015 saw the UK's unsung heroes of experimental art rock Sweet Billy Pilgrim, join the Kscope roster and release their label debut and fourth album 'Motorcade Amnesiacs' to critical media acclaim.  'Motorcade Amnesiacs' followed on from their critically acclaimed album 'Crown and Treaty,' which was awarded a coveted five stars by Mojo and featured as Album of the Week in The Sunday Times and its Mercury Music Prize-nominated predecessor 'Twice Born Men' released on David Sylvian's Samadhi Sound label.  It was their 2005 debut album 'We Just Did What Happened and No One Came' that brought Sweet Billy Pilgrim to media's attention, by being awarded four stars by Mojo magazine and with The Sunday Times stating it was "a rather special debut" and making the track "Stars Spill Out of Cups" one of their songs of the year.  As far as underground heroes go, few are more critically acclaimed, yet hidden from the mainstream eye, than Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Loved by their fans and revered by the kind of tastemakers whose opinions adorn adverts and posters on a regular basis, the four-piece have always sat firmly but unwittingly on the very fringes of commercial success. Over an almost decade-long career their star has glimmered quite literally from a shed in Aylesbury, the birthplace of their debut album with the prescient title 'We Just Did What Happened And No-One Came.'  It is with the debut that Kscope begins a re-release campaign for Sweet Billy Pilgrim - the 2016 version has been remastered by Sweet Billy Pilgrim's Tim Elsenburg, has new re imagined cover artwork and also features sleeve notes written by Elsenburg.

 

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Engineers/Three Fact Fader ....import CD $13.99

Engineers/Three Fact Fader ....import CD $13.99

UK based Engineers, featuring multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters, celebrated German ambient artist/producer Ulrich Schnauss, and London based drummer and composer Matthew Linley, have been creating mesmerising music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities since 2004.  Four years after the release of their landmark debut, the band released their epic second album, 'Three Fact Fader.'  The 13-track album was produced by the band along with Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, M83, Maps) over a period of two years.  Following the rapturous reception that greeted their mini-album 'Folly' in 2004 and debut 'Engineers' the following year, it took them a long time to build their epic second album, 'Three Fact Fader.' After initial recording sessions, Engineers became unwitting victims of record company restructuring and the album was left in limbo, unfinished until the band reconvened earlier this year, largely motivated by public support and found a new home on Kscope.  This 2016 version of Three fact fader will be presented in a super jewel case with a 16 page colour booklet.

 

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Engineers/In Praise of More ....import double CD $14.99

Engineers/In Praise of More ....import double CD $14.99

UK based Engineers, featuring multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters, celebrated German ambient artist/producer Ulrich Schnauss, and London based drummer and composer Matthew Linley, have been creating mesmerising music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities since 2004.  It was with their second album released in 2009, 'Three Fact Fader,' that brought them to the attention of worldwide media, they followed up its success with a new album 'In Praise of More' in 2010, which also brought about a change in line up - Mark Peters moved to guitar and was replaced by Daniel Land on bass and Matthew Linley joined on drums. In addition, respected solo artist Ulrich Schnauss, who had previously played keyboards live with the band, joined as full time member.  This 2CD set features an instrumental version of the album and is presented in a super jewel case.

 

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Ulver/Wars of the Roses ....import CD $11.99

Ulver/Wars of the Roses ....import CD $11.99

Ulver (Norwegian for "wolves"), a multi-disciplinary group founded in Oslo, Norway by Kristoffer "Garm" Rygg in 1993 are revered as the early pioneers of Norwegian black metal, who have continually evolved throughout their career and are still perceived as icons of the dark music industry, blending rock, electronica, symphonic and chamber traditions along with noise and experimental music to create ground-breaking material.  Until the release of 'Wars of the Roses,' their first via Kscope, the band remained uncompromisingly independent, operating without marketing, advertising or any backing from a label (except their own imprint, Jester Records) yet despite this stance the band are acclaimed around the world, have sold in excess of half a million records.   'Wars of the Roses,' Ulver's eighth album released originally in 2011, saw the band being highly influenced by progressive rock music, whilst also incorporating elements of ambient, post-rock, and spoken word. The album recorded at Crystal Canyon Studios in Norway and was mixed by producer extraordinaire John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Swans) and Jaime Gomez Arellano. The album was the first to feature British composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O'Sullivan (Aethenor, Guapo, Mothlite).  'Wars of the Roses' received critical acclaim worldwide, entering the Norwegian national album charts at Number 17, based on sales from one day alone. This new CD edition for 2016 will be released by Kscope on presented in a media book with a 24 page colour booklet.

 

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Katatonia/Viva Emptiness ....import CD $13.99

Katatonia/Viva Emptiness ....import CD $13.99

The breakthrough Katatonia album from 2003 remixed and revamped, including bonus track.   Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Their debut album, 'Dance of December Souls,' was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal and joining acts such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands.  'Viva Emptiness' was Katatonia's sixth studio album and is considered among the band's strongest works; a step up even over the seemingly insurmountable greatness of previous release, 'Last Fair Deal gone Down.' The album was recorded at the famous Soundtrade Studios (part of the 301 group) in Stockholm in October/November 2002 and released the following year; further refining Katatonia's unique and poignant brand of melodic dark rock and metal.  This edition of 'Viva Emptiness' was originally released in 2013 to mark the album's ten year anniversary, and contains the following additions and improvements:  the whole album revamped - with all keyboard sounds updated plus brand new keyboard arrangements on many songs; the whole album entirely remixed; "Inside the City of Glass" with additional vocals (originally intended for inclusion back in 2003); the b-song "Wait Outside" is now included on the album; new cover and back cover art work courtesy of Travis smith (featuring a continuation of the original album theme).

 

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Katatonia/The Fall of Hearts [Deluxe] ....import CD + DVD-A + double vinyl + Hardbound Book $54.99

Katatonia/The Fall of Hearts [Deluxe] ....import CD + DVD-A + double vinyl + Hardbound Book $54.99

Peaceville will be releasing a Special Deluxe Edition of 'The Fall OF Hearts,' presented in deluxe 12" hardbook book featuring: 40 page artwork book, with alternative album designed by long term Katatonia designer Travis Smith; 'The Fall Of Hearts' album CD with 2 bonus tracks 'Sistere' and 'Vakaren'; DVD-V edition including hi resolution stereo and 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 and 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia collaborator Bruce Soord; Special Double 10" vinyl edition of 'The Fall Of Hearts'

 

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Anathema/Falling Deeper ....import CD $13.99

Anathema/Falling Deeper ....import CD $13.99

'Falling Deeper,' released in 2011 on Kscope was the fully orchestral album from Anathema.  'Falling Deeper' continued where the acclaimed 2008 album 'Hindsight' left off. The album featured new arrangements of songs and haunting melodies from the band's earliest days as pioneers of heavy music.  It was an album which excited old and new Anathema fans equally. The band took a fresh musical and lyrical approach, transforming songs such as 'Crestfallen,' 'Kingdom,' 'Sunset of Age' and 'Everwake,' which features the incredible voice of Anneke van Giersbergen.  Produced by Daniel Cavanagh and was recorded and mixed by Andrea Wright at the legendary Parr St Studios, Liverpool . With orchestral arrangements from Dave Stewart who worked so successfully with Anathema on 2010's 'We're Here Because We're Here' which was awarded Classic Rock's Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades.  This 2016 CD version released on Kscope will be presented in a digipak with a 4 page colour booklet.  Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description.  Formed in the mid '90s, they have risen to become one of the UK's most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. The band are currently creating the follow up to 2014's worldwide acclaimed studio album 'Distant Satellites' and companion concert film 'A Sort Of Homecoming.'

 

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BGO

Coming Soon!!!

Tony Williams/Believe It + Million Dollar Legs + Joy of Flying ....import double CD $19.99

Tony Williams/Believe It + Million Dollar Legs + Joy of Flying ....import double CD $19.99

Jazz drummer Williams' three albums for Sony, dating from 1975, 1976 and 1979. The first two feature guitarist Allan Holdsworth whilst 'Joy of Flying' has, amongst others, George Benson, Stanley Clarke, Brian Auger, Herbie Hancock, David Sanborn and Ronnie Montrose! Williams, who played with everyone from Miles Davis to John Lydon's PIL, sadly died at the young age of 51 in 1997. Digitally remastered and slipcased.

David Sancious/True Stories + Just As I Thought ....import CD $25.99

David Sancious/True Stories + Just As I Thought ....import CD $25.99

Former original East Street Band member who left Springsteen to form his own band. Over the years, Sancious has played with the likes of Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Santana and Peter Gabriel.  Keyboard player/guitarist Sancious' two albums here comes from 1978 and 1979. 'True Stories' features former Santana vocalist Alex Ligertwood. Digitally remastered and slipcased.

Marianne Faithfull/North Country Maid + Loveinamist ....import CD $22.99

Marianne Faithfull/North Country Maid + Loveinamist ....import CD $22.99

From 1966 and 1967, originally released on Decca's Deram label, come these albums which would prove to be Faithfull's last studio recordings for some ten years.  'North Country Maid' is a collection of traditional folk songs as well as contemporary songs by writers such as Donovan, Tom Paxton and Ewan MacColl.  'Loveinamist' was produced by Mike Leander and features covers of such material as 'Yesterday,' 'Don't Make Promises' and 'Reason To Believe'.  It also includes the hit 'This Little Bird.'  Includes six bonus tracks.  Digitally remastered and slipcased with new notes.

Three Man Army/Three Man Army + Three Man Army Two ....import CD $21.99

Three Man Army/Three Man Army + Three Man Army Two ....import CD $21.99

Powerhouse trio's two Reprise Records albums from late 1973 and 1974.  The band featured brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz with ex-Sounds Incorporated drummer Tony Newman.   The Gurvitzs had enjoyed fame with The Gun and the single 'Race with the Devil,' a UK Top Ten hit in 1968. However, The Gun was disbanded and Three Man Army's debut album was released in 1971 on the now defunct Pegasus label.  A fourth album was recorded but not released. The brothers joined up with Ginger Baker to form the Baker Gurvitz Army, whilst Newman joined David Bowie's band.  In 1982 Adrian Gurvitz had a UK Top Ten hit with 'Classic.'  This package contains the single 'Schoolgirl Queen.'

Eric Burdon and The Animals/Every One of Us ....import CD $18.99

Eric Burdon and The Animals/Every One of Us ....import CD $18.99

First released in 1968 by MGM Records in the USA and later elsewhere, but surprisingly not in the UK.  The album made the US Top 200 and the single 'White Houses' peaked at No.67.  Most of the material is written by Burdon with contributions from Zoot Money and John Weider of the band. Other band members included ex-Nashville Teens drummer Barry Jenkins, Vic Briggs and Danny McCulloch.  Though not a commercial success, it was indeed a critical one, being acclaimed a great psychedelic blues album.  Digitally remastered and slipcased.  New notes.

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen/Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen + Tales From The Ozone + We've Got A Live One Here! ....import double CD $24.99

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen/Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen + Tales From The Ozone + We've Got A Live One Here! ....import double CD $24.99

Commander Cody's three Warner Bros albums from 1975 and 1976.  Immensely popular live, this country rock-western swing-rockabilly band couldn't quite achieve great chart success.  All three albums here did make the US Top 200, but Cody decided to disband the act in 1976.  'We've Got a Live One Here!' was recorded in England during their tour in January and February 1976.  Digitally remastered and slipcased. New notes.

Milt Jackson/Sunflower + Goodbye ....import CD $21.99

Milt Jackson/Sunflower + Goodbye ....import CD $21.99

Vibes player Jackson's 1972 and 1973 albums for CTI.  They feature sidesmen such as Hubert Laws, Ron Carter, Herbie Hancock and Freddie Hubbard.  These albums were recorded whilst Jackson was still a member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ), finally leaving in 1974, though they reformed in 1981.  Jackson died in 1999, but he leaves behind a phenomenal catalogue of albums both as a soloist and as a member of MJQ.   Digitally remastered and slipcased.  Extensive new notes.

Canned Heat/One More River to Cross + Bonus Tracks ....import CD $21.99

Canned Heat/One More River to Cross + Bonus Tracks ....import CD $21.99

Canned Heat's one and only album for Atlantic from 1973.  Produced by Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins at Muscle Shoals Studio, Alabama, the band's lineup included Bob Hite, Henry Ventine and Adolfo 'Fito' de la Parra.  BGO have added two extra tracks that Atlantic issued as a single to promote the album: 'The Harder They Come' and 'Rock 'N' Roll Show.'  Fito de la Para still leads a revised Canned Heat including original member Larry Taylor and Harvey Mandel.  Digitally remastered and slipcased and with new notes.

Gary Burton/Something's Coming! + The Groovy Sound of Music + The Time Machine ....import double CD $24.99

Gary Burton/Something's Coming! + The Groovy Sound of Music + The Time Machine ....import double CD $24.99

From 1964, 1965 and 1966 come vibraphonist Gary Burton's earlier works.   'Something's Coming!' is a mixture of originals by Mike Gibbs and covers which include Burton's interpretations of material by Rodgers and Hart, and Sondheim.  'The Groovy Sound of Music' is eight of the numbers from the stage show The Sound of Music featuring songs such as 'Maria' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.'  'The Time Machine' features original material by Mike Gibbs and Burton with covers of 'Norwegian Wood' and 'My Funny Valentine.'  Digitally remastered and slipcased.  Extensive new notes.

Steve Khan/Eyewitness + Modern Times + Casa Loco ....import double CD $25.99

Steve Khan/Eyewitness + Modern Times + Casa Loco ....import double CD $25.99

From 1981, 1982 and 1983 come three more jazz fusion albums from Khan, and this groundbreaking group that became known to many as Eyewitness, and featured these great players: Anthony Jackson; Steve Jordan; and Manolo Badrena.  'Modern Times' was recorded live in Tokyo, and this reissue marks the first time that it will be available worldwide on CD.  Steve continues to record and occasionally gig.  BGO is extremely grateful to Steve for his input in facilitating this recording.  Digitally remastered and slipcased.  Extensive new notes.

Eric Gale/Blue Horizon + Island Breeze ....import CD $22.99

Eric Gale/Blue Horizon + Island Breeze ....import CD $22.99

Jazz guitarist Gale's two Elektra Musician albums from 1982 and 1983.  Both albums are produced by Gale, with 'Blue Horizon' featuring his new band, whilst 'Island Breeze' features musicians such as Bob James and Ralph McDonald.  Apart from a distinguished solo career, Gale had been an in-demand session man, playing with everyone from Aretha Franklin to Van Morrison.  Gale sadly died of lung cancer in 1994.  Digitally remastered and slipcased.  Extensive new notes.

Firefall/Firefall + Luna Sea + Elan ....import double CD $24.99

Firefall/Firefall + Luna Sea + Elan ....import double CD $24.99

Formed by ex-Flying Burrito Rick Roberts and guitarist Larry Burnett. Others were ex-Byrds/ Burrito's drummer Michael Clarke, ex-Spirit/Jo Jo Gunne bassist Mark Andes and Jock Bartley.  The self-titled 'Firefall' was released in 1976 on Atlantic, reaching the US Top 30 with the single 'You Are the Woman' making the US Top 10.  'Luna Sea' from 1977 also made the US Top 30 and the single 'Just Remember I Love You' made the US Top 20.  'Elan,' released in 1978, was a US Top 30 success with the single 'Strange Way' making the US Top 20.  After the band was dropped by Atlantic in 1981 it went through many changes, but a revised Firefall was still gigging in 2015.  Digitally remastered and slipcased.  New notes.

 

Available Now

Mike Harrison/Mike Harrison + Smokestack Lightning + Rainbow Rider ....import double CD $25.99

Mike Harrison/Mike Harrison + Smokestack Lightning + Rainbow Rider ....import double CD $25.99

Spooky Tooth lead singer Mike Harrison's three albums for Island Records, dating from 1971, 1972 and 1975.  On the first album Harrison was backed by the Junkyard Angels, but on the other two a host of session musicians were used including the Memphis Horns, Barry Beckett, Kenny Buttrey and Wayne Jackson.  Between the second and third album here, Spooky Tooth reformed and produced three albums before splitting again.   Harrison has continued to work, with the Hamburg Blues Band and occasional Spooky Tooth reunions.  Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with new notes.

Maynard Ferguson/The Ballad Style of Maynard Ferguson + Alive & Well in London ....import CD $22.99

Maynard Ferguson/The Ballad Style of Maynard Ferguson + Alive & Well in London ....import CD $22.99

From 1969 and 1971 come these Ferguson albums.  They were recorded in London and produced by Keith Mansfield and Mike Smith, with the late Kenny Wheeler doing arrangements on 'Fire and Rain' and 'Your Song.'  'Ballad Style' contains songs such as 'The Fool on the Hill,' 'Sound of Silence' and 'You Only Live Twice' whilst 'Alive & Well' has a selection of more contemporary and upbeat material.  Ferguson's popularity was high in the UK due to being the House Band on the top-rated Simon Dee TV Show.  Digitally remastered and slipcased, and with extensive new notes by Charles Waring.

 


Mobile Fidelity

Available Now!!!

The Alan Parsons Project/I Robot ....double 45 RPM Vinyl LP $59.99

The Alan Parsons Project/I Robot ....double 45 RPM Vinyl LP $59.99

Alan Parsons Project I Robot on numbered limited edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity.  Audiophiles don't need any introduction to the Alan Parsons Project's I Robot. Engineered by Parsons after he performed the same duties on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the 1977 record reigns as a disc whose taut bass, crisp highs, clean production, and seemingly limitless dynamic range are matched only by the sensational prog-rock fare helmed by the keyboardist. Not surprisingly, it's been issued myriad times.   Can it be improved? Relish Mobile Fidelity's stupendous-sounding 180g 45RPM 2LP set and the question becomes irrelevant.  Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, and afforded the luxurious groove space of a 45RPM LP, I Robot comes to life like never before on this numbered limited-edition reissue. Boasting immaculate highs and lows, generous spaciousness, and see-through transparency this super-clean edition has been lovingly restored by Mobile Fidelity engineers with the intention of demonstrating the full-range capabilities of the world's best stereo systems.  Enjoy reference-grade soundstages, immersive smoothness, sought-after instrumental separation, three-dimensional imaging, and consummate tonal balances. Able to be played back at high volumes without compromise or fatigue, the analog masterwork is a demonstration record for the ages - the likes of which are no longer being made.  Borrowing from Pink Floyd's strategies, Parsons utilizes a looped sequence on the title track to create new downbeats. "Some Other Time" employs two different lead vocalists and yet gives the illusion only one is involved. Andrew Powell's orchestral and choral arrangements top it all off.

Santana/Abraxas ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Santana/Abraxas ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.  Abraxas immediately captured the public's ear, spending six weeks as the nation's #1 album and spawning the cosmic "Black Magic Woman" as a Top 5 single that's since become one of the most widely recognized songs in history. Mobile Fidelity's Hybrid SACD of this epic work presents the music in stunningly rich, incredibly dynamic and realistic sound.   Abraxas lays claim to one of the biggest (and unfortunate) production gaffes in music history. Until Mobile Fidelity fixed the error, Abraxas had never been heard correctly. For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this Hybrid SACD edition gets all the specifications exactly right.  Mobile Fidelity's collectable version captures the full tonal range of Santana's guitar and nuances of his distinctive touch.  Every imaginable detail is brought to the forefront and properly scaled, bringing you closer to the music and enhancing your emotional connection to this legendary record.   Sonically, Abraxas takes advantage of studio techniques such as cross-fading and mixing lacking on its predecessor.

Santana/Santana III ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Santana/Santana III ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Santana III on numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.   The final Santana album recorded with the leader's famed Woodstock lineup, one of the most capable and explosive bands ever assembled, Santana III (commonly referred to as The Third Album) is a beacon of Latin-tinged rock, melodic creativity, and cohesive interplay. The record also marks the debut of young guitar virtuoso Neal Schon, who functions as the ideal foil to Santana, who's playing on this 1971 set rivals that of the finest in his career. If not for arriving after the monumental Abraxas, it is likely Santana III would be mentioned in the same breath as groundbreaking psychedelic classics such as Bitches Brew. It's that good and now, it's even better.  Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of Santana III features sumptuous warmth, immersive dynamics, refined textures, and you-are-there realism. The tension of Schon's guitar lines, the album's open sound, and extensive use of studio echoes (check the presence of the backward echo on "No One to Depend On") fill the soundstage, replete with the kind of depth one expects from a first-rate audiophile recording. Santana's playing, too, resonates with tonal and physical detail that brings you closer to his creative visions. Fueled by a cavalcade of exotic percussion, Santana III has never sounded more balanced, vivid, or natural. The record remains a landmark in Santana's revered catalog.  A globe-spanning armada of percussive instruments - timbales, congas, drums, vibes, tambourines, and more - as well as the existence of a three-person percussion team that fits in harmoniously with Santana, Schon, and company makes Santana III a masterful accomplishment in musical chemistry and the exploration of worldly sounds.

Miles Davis/E.S.P. ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Miles Davis/E.S.P. ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Miles Davis E.S.P. numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.  A landmark recording and masterful symphony of performance, composition, and execution, Miles Davis' E.S.P. established the template jazz would follow for the following decade. The 1965 record splits the gap between accessible hard-bop and the cutting-edge approach Davis increasingly pursued into the 1970s. Adventurous, sophisticated, and yet altogether cohesive, E.S.P. stands out not only due to its elastic compositions but via its chemistry, interplay, and feeling attained by the instrumentalists. The first album Davis' classic second quintet made together, it's also very arguably the group's best.   Never before has the effort been experienced in such transformational sound.   Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of E.S.P. treats each phrase and every note as sacred communication.  This meticulously restored audiophile version renders the music's dynamics, pitch, colors, and textures with lifelike realism and proper scale.  Reference-caliber separation, wall-to-wall soundstages, and distinct images magnify the intensity and beauty of Davis and Co.'s creations.  For many, E.S.P. looms among the decade's best albums if only because of the significance of Davis' lineup. While Hancock, Williams, and Carter are holdovers that began playing with one another on 1963's Seven Steps to Heaven, Wayne Shorter functions as the secret weapon and key addition responsible for this ensemble hitting a new peak.

Bob Dylan/Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Bob Dylan/Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits on numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.   Ten songs that ultimately changed the world. Ten songs pulled from precedent-establishing albums recorded between 1963 and 1966. More than five-million copies sold. In every way, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits is a fundamental collection for every music lover, and the perfect choice for those seeking an introduction into the legend's vast career. For this is a collection so prized, even the cover photo won a Grammy.   Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, this restored hybrid SACD version offers listeners of all stripes to hear some of the world's most important music ever recorded in supreme fidelity. While the tracks stem from several different albums, on this release, they share more in common than Bob Dylan - they share rich, sonic traits steeped in astounding dynamics, great balances, tremendous sound staging, and realistic imaging.  Every signature facet of Dylan is represented, and done so authoritatively. Serious, protest folk anthems ("Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times Are A-Changin'") sit alongside defiant rock statements ("Positively Fourth Street"), landscape-changing epics ("Like a Rolling Stone"), beautiful blues-inspired odes ("I Want You"), and surrealist dreamscapes ("Subterranean Homesick Blues"). Infused with literary poetry, impassioned emotion, and career-making performances, this material doubles as a definitive account of American culture and society, and functions as a soundtrack to the era's social movements.

Bill Withers/Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Bill Withers/Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.  Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of the 1981 compilation provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence. Always prized for its naked honesty and pure conviction,Withers' music positively caresses the senses on this SACD, the unadulterated production and beautiful soundscapes revealed anew with each listen.  Incredibly, Withers almost never got a shot at recording. After receiving a deal from Sussex while laboring as a toilet-seat manufacturer, he landed in the care of Stax bandleader Booker T. Jones, who gathered most of his fellow MG members along with Stills and Jim Keltner to assist in Withers' debut. Two takes from those sessions, the Grammy-winning "Ain't No Sunshine" and devotional "Grandma's Hands," are included here, and showcase the vocalist's incredible breath control, folksy drawl, and restrained phrasing. They also indicate his penchant for converting biographical experience into eminently catchy combinations of pop, gospel, blues, and soul.  A veritable template for British soul contemporaries like Sam Smith and an extension of the timeless fare explored by Van Morrison, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, Bill Withers' Greatest Hits belongs in every music lover's library.

The Cars/The Cars ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

The Cars/The Cars ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

The Cars on numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.  One of the most successful and enjoyable debuts in history, The Cars doubles as a greatest-hits collection. That's because not one song here is unrecognized or unknown. A huge reason why the Boston quintet became America's most popular new-wave band, The Cars launched eight tracks still regularly heard on radio stations everywhere. Consider the hit list: "You're All I've Got Tonight." "Good Times Roll." "Just What I Needed." "Moving in Stereo." "My Best Friend's Girl." "Don't Cha Stop." If you're a fan of pop music, this album is mandatory. Just call it the best new-wave rock album ever made.  And now, The Cars sounds better than it has in any previous digital incarnation. Mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition SACD allows the music's oscillating rhythms, futuristic keyboard passages, panned stereo images, and rippling textures to be experienced like never before. The songs take on a surreal quality, the Cars manipulating the vibrant music at will to mesmerize the listeners' senses and hold them at bay. Mobile Fidelity's transparent SACD epitomizes the sensation of "moving in stereo!"   Led by Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr, the Cars managed to unite then-disparate styles: bubblegum pop melodies, angular art rock, progressive arrangements, and terse minimalism. Orr's low, understated singing and Ocasek's cool, detached vocals lend shades of doubt and double meaning to the lyrics, which are further counterbalanced by orchestral keyboard flourishes and electronic beats. Obsessed with incorporating the latest technologies and sounds into its palette, the band spiced its tunes with delightfully quirky accents - country-tinged guitar fills, echoing Syndrums, reggae splashes, hard-rock tones, robotic pulses.  The results are the sounds of a creative landmark. At once accessible and eccentric, edgy and catchy, The Cars explodes with emotion, energy, and hooks.






There's more to come soon!!!  Spread the word!


Gary

The Artist Shop
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# 700

August 29, 2016

 

Hi, folks,

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.  Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous, BB & Pittsburgh Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .  The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.

In Today's Newsletter

DGM: King Crimson
Arion: Glass Hammer
&tc.: Frank Zappa, The Many Faces of King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Martin Barre, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook, Renaissance, Greenslade, Sun Ra, Ray Wilson, Burnt Belief, Johnny Winter, Steve Miller, Vanilla Fudge, Electric Light Orchestra, Henry Kaiser, Curved Air, Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra, Betty Davis, Eric Gales, Asia, Todd Rundgren, Guru Guru Groove Band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Damo Suzuki Network, Philippe Besombes, Xynn
Burning Shed: Riverside, Phil Manzanera, Dizrhythmia, An Endless Sporadic, Jethro Tull, Barclay James Harvest, The Fringe, Nerve Toy Trio, Voices for Hospices, XTC, Yes, Steve Hillage, David Cross Band, Levin Minnemann Rudess, Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales, Ghost Medicine, Starless, Freedom to Glide, Andrew Keeling, Thieves Kitchen, Cosmograf, Holon, Tilt, Radiohead, Barry Andrews, The Fierce and the Dead, iNDEX05


DGM

Coming Soon!!!

King Crimson/On (and Off) The Road 1981 - 1984 ....11 CD + 3 DVD-A + 3 Blu-Ray Box Set $159.99

King Crimson/On (and Off) The Road 1981 - 1984 ....11 CD + 3 DVD-A + 3 Blu-Ray Box Set $159.99

The 17 disc limited edition box set On (and off) The Road presents a complete overview of the enduringly popular 1980s incarnation of King Crimson.   Contents include:  9cds including new Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of Discipline (2011), Beat (2016) and Three of a Perfect Pair (2016), and the final concert from each of the band's tours: Japan 1981 (new to CD), Germany 1982 (new mixes for this edition), Canada (Absent Lovers) 1984 (remastered for this edition); 2cds of additional studio recordings including 1 cd containing edited and expanded of sessions for the abandoned third album and a 'making of...' CD featuring studio snippets and outtakes from across the studio recordings (providing a fascinating audio insight into the 'Crimson process');  3dvd-a discs (hybrid discs compatible with all dvd players and rom-drives, region free, ntsc) feature the three original studio albums in high-resolution stereo (new & original mixes), 5.1 Surround Sound mixes and additional audio and videos on all three discs;  3 blu-ray discs containing all the dvd-a disc material plus extensive additional video material including: Frejus live (Discipline), Alabama-Halle (Beat) (footage unseen since original 1982 broadcast), Japan 1984 (Three of a Perfect Pair) and additional hi-res audio options; The Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray also features previously unseen footage from the final run of 1984 Japanese concerts plus 2 sets of 'single camera footage' recordings with shots focusing on each of the individual musicians. The Absent Lovers concert is also included in a new Surround Sound mix on the Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray.  Presented in a 12" box with booklet, memorabilia, extensive sleevenotes and eyewitness accounts of KC live.

King Crimson/Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974 ....4 CD Boxed Set $54.99

King Crimson/Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974 ....4 CD Boxed Set $54.99

The Great Deceiver is a live 4CD box set by the band King Crimson, released on Virgin Records in 1992. In 2007, it was reissued as two volumes of 2 CDs each. The track listing on the volume 1 CD 1 lists 11 tracks, incorrectly listing The Talking Drum and the abbreviated "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two" from the Pittsburgh show from CD 1 of the volume 2 set. - The box set features live recordings of the band from 1973 and 1974. All recordings feature the lineup of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford. Jamie Muir, who left the band in early 1973, is not featured on the set. The band's 1974 concert from Providence, Rhode Island is presented in it's entirety on CDs One and Two; this was the second-to-last live concert ever performed by this incarnation of King Crimson. - Many of the recordings on this album are band improvisations. "The Law of Maximum Distress" appears in two sections, as the tape ran out in the middle of the song. Much of the missing material seems to be used on "The Mincer" from Starless and Bible Black. As Robert Fripp notes in the CD jacket, "Most live recording follows the policy of two machines in use simultaneously to meet an eventuality such as this. We learn."

King Crimson/Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind ....3CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $39.99

King Crimson/Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind ....3CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $39.99

"This is King Crimson...  re-imagined" - Robert Fripp, June 2016.  It has been stated many times that King Crimson is not so much a band as it is "a way of doing things." Less frequently stated but equally true, is the fact that the band inevitably seeks different ways of doing things. The current incarnation of the band, 2014 - the present day, has already released two taster sets in the form of 2015's Live at the Orpheum mini-album and the vinyl picture disc EP that accompanied the 2015 tours of Canada and Japan, while the full raw concert performance from a single night in Toronto in 2015 was presented as a 2CD set earlier this year to great acclaim. Now, with the release of Radical Action comes the most fully realised audio and visual statement from this band to date, running to three themed CDs and a Blu-Ray disc offering the filmed content along with an audio only option in lossless high resolution stereo and surround sound.  The set includes at least one performance of every song/piece of music played by King Crimson in 2015, some pieces originally composed in 1969 the year of the band's inception, others composed/initially performed at a variety of points since, some new to the tour, all arranged for this specific line-up. Indeed it is characteristic of this King Crimson - in direct contrast to all other post 1970s line-ups - to feature a broad range of material from the 1969 - 1974 era, performed in such a manner as to maintain much of what made the music so arresting when first issued, while arranged for fresh interpretation by the seven piece line-up of today.  As Fripp put it (when asked what the title of the album meant to him): "What I like about this band is, that what it is actually doing is not what it appears to be doing...." The idea of King Crimson re-imagined, that the music as presented is new, irrespective of when originally composed, is the key element in this band's makeup.  The set will be released to coincide with King Crimson's most extensive European tour since 1974, with performances slated to include, for the first time ever, material from all seven of King Crimson's 1969 - 1974 iconic studio albums.

Audio: Three themed CDs of material recorded in 2015, each forming a separate discrete performance with audio selected from a variety of shows and fully mixed from multi-track tapes by Chris Porter, Robert Fripp and David Singleton. As no audience is audible between tracks, this allows for a "virtual studio album" effect. (The current King Crimson line-up was deliberately conceived as a performing band rather than as a band concerned with making full studio recordings).  Video: Among the problems most associated with filming live performance, perhaps the key problems are those of the film-makers' cameras intruding on the audience's capacity to enjoy the show without interruption and the intrusion of the cameras on the band's performance. In effect, both performance and audience response must be misrepresented to approximate a live show for later consumption. In order to record the performances more accurately, a series of Japanese concerts was captured via a number of discreet cameras in a "video verite" style - with neither band nor audience disturbed by filming - by Trevor Wilkins who also edited and assembled the footage.  Audio/Video: Blu-Ray features the concert film in high-resolution [24/48] stereo and 5.1 surround sound with additional ‘video off' mode allowing for high-resolution audio only playback in stereo and surround sound.  In essence the music can be experienced in a number of different ways - as continuous uninterrupted audio on CD, as a viewable concert performance in stereo or 5.1 surround, or in high-resolution, lossless audio stereo or 5.1 surround without pictures on the Blu-Ray.  Presentation: 2 x gatefold mini-vinyl style card sleeves containing the 4 discs plus booklet containing photos and audio notes housed in an exterior slip case.

 

King Crimson/Beat [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99 King Crimson/Three of a Perfect Pair [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99
King Crimson/Beat [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99 King Crimson/Three of a Perfect Pair [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99

The eleventh and twelfth releases in King Crimson's superlative 40th Anniversary series.  Featuring 2016 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes (by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp) and extra tracks, these are definitive editions of the second and third parts of King Crimson's acclaimed and influential Minimalist Ethno-Art-Rock/Post-Punk 1980s trilogy.  The DVD-As (compatible with all DVD and DVD Rom players) feature 5.1 DTS and High Resolution Stereo mixes, and can additionally access 5.1 Lossless audio mixes and Lossless Stereo mixes.  As with the other 40th Anniversary releases, the sets are presented in a double digipak format in a slipcase and contain sleeve notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith (along with rare photos and archive material).  For Beat the DVD-A also includes footage of performances featured on German TV live from The Alabamahalle and the original, rarely seen, promotional film for Heartbeat.  For Three of a Perfect Pair the DVD-A also features the additional tracks (called Other Side) from the 30th anniversary edition CD, new additional tracks as featured on the 2016 CD, and the promotional film for the Sleepless single.  All material featured on both these CD/DVD-A sets will also appear on a forthcoming box chronicling King Crimson's 1980s material.  The two sets are slated for a mid-October release.  At this time there is no info on the pricing, contents and release date of the '80s big box set.

 

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King Crimson/Denver 1972 - KC Live Collectors' Club ....CD $15.99

King Crimson/Denver 1972 - KC Live Collectors' Club ....CD $15.99

So here we are in Denver, Colorado March 13, 1972. Another town, another gig and yet another King Crimson line-up due to go their separate ways at the end of an American tour. Though this particular gig was chosen for the KCCC well before the loss of Boz and Ian, it somehow seems a fitting tribute to them, and in particular, their resilience as players and people. - Sid Smith    Tracks include: Formentera Lady, The Sailors Tale, Cirkus, Ladies of the Road, The Letters, Groon, 21st Century Schizoid Man, Cadence and Cascade.  Featuring Robert Fripp - guitar, mellotron; Mel Collins - saxes, mellotron; Boz Burrell - bass, vocals; Ian Wallace - drums.

 


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Glass Hammer/Valkyrie ....CD $14.99

Glass Hammer/Valkyrie ....CD $14.99

"Valkyrie" tells the story of a soldier trapped in an endless war, and of the girl he left behind. It does so with all the instrumental pyro-technics, soaring vocals and complicated song arrangements that fans have come to expect from America's top prog band. One advance fan review hails Glass Hammer's new concept album to be an "Epic landmark, their 'Dark Side of the Moon' or their 'Sgt. Pepper!'" With fans already buzzing and two feature articles in Prog Magazine running just ahead of the release, "Valkyrie" is set to be this fall's top-seller.

 

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Frank Zappa/Frank Zappa for President ....CD $10.99

Frank Zappa/Frank Zappa for President ....CD $10.99

2016 Collection. Frank Zappa For President? You betcha! We know at various times he wanted to run for office. In the spirit of the 2016 dramatic presidential election adventures, comes a release that gives us a glimpse into what could have been. This album is comprised of unreleased compositions realized on the Synclavier along with other relevant tracks mined from the vault with a political thread tying it all together. Don t forget to Register and Vote!

 

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Frank Zappa/The Crux of the Biscuit ....CD $16.99

Frank Zappa/The Crux of the Biscuit ....CD $16.99

2016 collection. The Crux of the Biscuit was created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe('). As part of the ongoing Project/Object Audio Documentary Series, it contains rare alternate mixes, live performances and studio session outtakes. This release celebrates the creation of a truly iconic record that reached the Top Ten in the Billboard Chart and earned FZ an RIAA Gold Record Award.

 

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Various Artists/The Many Faces of King Crimson ....import triple CD $14.99

Various Artists/The Many Faces of King Crimson ....import triple CD $14.99

2016 three CD collection. On The Many Faces of King Crimson, we respectfully pay homage to the veteran prog/art-rock group led by Robert Fripp, presenting the lesser-known projects of it's members, their collaborations and the side-projects to provide more insight to music lovers, of this fabulous band. Disc One includes tracks from various former members and side projects including recordings by Pete Sinfield, Iona featuring Robert Fripp, Gordon Haskell, Johny Warman featuring Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta, and others. Disc Two features 12 home recordings by Giles, Giles & Fripp, trio formed by the brothers Peter (bass) and Michael Giles (drums) plus Robert Fripp (guitar). Disc Three includes the 2005 album Fission Trip in it's entirety. This was a project that had KC guitarist Adrian Belew collaborating with two other former members of King Crimson: Ian Wallace and Mel Collins.

Pink Floyd/The Early Years 1965-1972 ....27 Disc Box Set $569.99

Pink Floyd/The Early Years 1965-1972 ....27 Disc Box Set $569.99

An extraordinary 27 disc box set chronicling the early years of the mighty Pink Floyd containing 11 plus hours audio (130 plus tracks) and 14 plus hours audio-visual material including:  6 'year' volumes, plus an exclusive extras package across 27 discs; over 20 unreleased songs including 1967's Vegetable Man and In the Beechwoods; Atom Heart Mother and Echoes Quad Mixes / Live At Pompeii 5.1 mix / 3 feature films featuring scores by Pink Floyd including The Committee, More and La Vallée (Obscured by Clouds); BBC Sessions / TV appearances /live footage / Demos; 5 replica 7" singles / exclusive memorabilia box; All visual content NTSC Region 0.

The box set contains:

1965-1967 CAMBRIDGE ST/ATION - 2xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray
Covering Syd Barrett's time with the band, from the pre-EMI demos, through the non-album hit singles and related tracks, the first volume also features previously unreleased tracks like Vegetable Man and In The Beechwoods (newly mixed), plus BBC session recordings. Pink Floyd have also acquired the tapes of an unreleased 1967 concert in Stockholm. The DVD/Blu-ray includes historic TV performances plus some of Pink Floyd's own film material.

1968 GERMIN/ATION - 1xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray
This volume explores the time immediately after Syd Barrett's departure, when Pink Floyd were still writing singles and at the same time developing their own unique, more instrumentally-based style. There are non-album single releases, plus a recently discovered session at Capitol Records studios in Los Angeles, BBC sessions and other tracks. DVD/Blu-ray includes the recently restored promo clip of Point Me At The Sky, some international TV performances and a selection of song material from other television shows.

1969 DRAMATIS/ATION - 2xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray
In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of The Man and The Journey, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the More soundtrack and the Ummagumma album. This volume refers back to The Man and The Journey tour with live performances in Amsterdam and for the BBC in London, but also includes the bonus tracks from the More soundtrack that were used in the film but not on record, plus non-album tracks like the early version of Embryo from the Harvest sampler Picnic. Video material includes 20 minutes of The Man / The Journey rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall, directed by Anthony Stern, including Afternoon (Biding My Time), The Beginning (Green Is The Colour), Cymbaline, Beset By Creatures Of The Deep and The End Of The Beginning (the last part of A Saucerful Of Secrets), plus other live performance footage from that year.

1970 DEVI/ATION - 2xCD / 2xDVD / 1xBluray
At the end of 1969 and in the early part of 1970, Pink Floyd recorded and mixed their contribution to Michelangelo Antonioni's alternative view of US society, Zabriskie Point. 3 songs were released on the soundtrack album, and a further 4 in the expanded CD edition in 1997. Never released on one Pink Floyd disc, this volume compiles remixed and updated versions of the Zabriskie Point audio material. In the same year, Pink Floyd scored their first UK Number One album with Atom Heart Mother, a collaboration with Ron Geesin, and the audio includes the first performance for the BBC, featuring an orchestra and choir, as well as, on DVD, the original Quad mix. Video material includes a full hour of Pink Floyd performing live at San Francisco cable TV station KQED plus extracts from historic performances of Atom Heart Mother, and material from French TV coverage of the St. Tropez festival in Southern France.

1971 REVERBER/ATION - 1xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray
In 1971 Pink Floyd recorded the Meddle album, containing the LP side-long Echoes, regarded by many as laying the groundwork for The Dark Side Of The Moon, and, as such, is an important part of the Pink Floyd canon. This package includes part of the original demos, when the project gestated from Nothing to Return Of The Son Of Nothing, as well as a contemporary BBC session recording. Audio-visual material includes the original unreleased Quad mix of Echoes but also material of live band performances in 1971, including songs performed with Roland Petit and his Marseille ballet company.

1972 OBFUSC/ATION - 1xCD / 1xDVD / 1xBluray
In 1972 Pink Floyd travelled to the north of Paris, to record at Strawberry Studios there, based in the town's Chateau. In a remarkable two weeks, they wrote and recorded one of their most cohesive albums, Obscured By Clouds, the soundtrack to Barbet Schroeder's La Valle 1972 saw the release of Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii, a film of the band performing without an audience in the historic Roman amphitheatre of Pompeii, directed by Adrian Maben. The video material includes the performances from the Live At Pompeii film, edited to new 5.1 audio mixes, plus material from contemporary French TV as well as performances from Brighton Dome in June 1972 and further performances with the Roland Petit ballet company.

BONUS CONTINU/ATION (Exclusive to The Early Years 1965-1972 box set) - 1xCD / 2xDVD / 2xBluray
A bonus CD/DVD/Blu-ray disc package includes a CD of early BBC radio sessions, the audio tracks from the film The Committee, Pink Floyd's live soundtrack to the 1969 NASA moon landings, and more. Audio-visual material includes 3 feature films: The Committee, More and La Valle (Obscured By Clouds), plus more live footage and festival performances by the band.

ALSO INCLUDED:

7" VINYL SINGLES IN REPRODUCTION SLEEVES :
Arnold Layne C/W Candy And A Currant Bun
See Emily Play C/W The Scarecrow
Apples And Oranges C/W Paintbox
It Would Be So Nice C/W Julia Dream
Point Me At The Sky C/W Careful With That Axe, Eugene

 

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Pink Floyd/Cre/ation - The Early Years 1967-1972 ....double CD $17.99

Pink Floyd/Cre/ation - The Early Years 1967-1972 ....double CD $17.99

A double cd compilation of material taken from the extraordinary 27 disc Early Years box set.  2016 remixes, BBC Sessions, live rarities and more.

Martin Barre/Back to Steel ....CD $16.99

Martin Barre/Back to Steel ....CD $16.99

New Music from Jethro Tull's long time guitarist featuring Martin Barre - Guitars; Dan Crisp - Vocals; George Lindsay - Drums; Alan Thomson - Bass; Alex Hart and Elani Andrea - Backing Vocals; Plus guests!  2016 will see extensive tours to promote this new music and much more!

 

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Rick Wakeman/Starmus ....import DVD (NTSC Region 0) $24.99

Rick Wakeman/Starmus ....import DVD (NTSC Region 0) $24.99

Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble live at Starmus with special guest Brian May.  NTSC/Region 0. Starmus is a festival of music and astronomy on the beautiful island of Tenerife. It is the brain child of Garik Israelian (the astrophysicist who led the team which found the first observational evidence that supernova explosions are responsible for the formation of stellar mass black holes). Rick Wakeman has made several appearances at this festival. The most notable was in 2014 where he was joined on stage by Dr Brian May, the iconic guitarist from Queen, where Rick Wakeman and English Rock Ensemble performed amongst other tracks from throughout Rick's career a legendary version of Starship Trooper.

 

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Rick Wakeman & Mario Fasciano/Black Knights at the Court of Ferdinand 4th ....import CD $26.99

Rick Wakeman & Mario Fasciano/Black Knights at the Court of Ferdinand 4th ....import CD $26.99

Digitally remastered edition. On this extraordinary 1989 album, legendary keyboard player teamed up with an Italian singer named Mario Fasciano. Recorded on the Isle of Man, the album contains eight Neapolitan songs and it is the result of a prodigious concurrence of a number of talented artists that somehow reached a propitious zenith of creativity here, on this album. Exotic, Mediterranean, evocative, timeless, classic and classical, and wonderful are a few of the adjectives used to describe this exciting release. Rick's signature piano playing and Mario's warm Jon Anderson-like voice weave a web of medieval fantasy. This is an unjustly overlooked record which fans of Rick Wakeman are certainly sure to enjoy.

 

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Steve Hackett/Original Album Collection: Discovering Steve ....5 CD Set $25.99

Steve Hackett/Original Album Collection: Discovering Steve ....5 CD Set $25.99

Five CD set collecting some of Steve Hackett's more recent releases including Till We Have Faces, Guitar Noir, Darktown, To Watch the Storms and Wild Orchid.

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook/Dark Side of the Moog 9-11 ....5CD Box Set $32.99

Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook/Dark Side of the Moog 9-11 ....5CD Box Set $32.99

Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought after series The Dark Side Of The Moog by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The third box contains Vol. 9 to Vol. 11 and two bonus CDs.

Renaissance/Live Fillmore West 1970 ....import CD $19.99

Renaissance/Live Fillmore West 1970 ....import CD $19.99

Live archive release. After returning from the final Yardbirds USA tour in the late '60s singer Keith Relf and drummer Jim McCarty formed Rennaissance with Keith's sister Jane Relf and played numerous gigs in UK and Sweden before embarking on a USA tour in the early '70s. Recorded live at The Fillmore West on 6th March 1970, the band was supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on the night and as part of tour they also performed at Fillmore East the previous month. Also included as bonus tracks are original demos and a unreleased track "Statues" which was recorded in 1970 in London

 

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Greenslade/Birthday Album: Live Switzerland 1974 ....import CD $19.99

Greenslade/Birthday Album: Live Switzerland 1974 ....import CD $19.99

Live archive release. Greenslade are a much loved progressive rock band who were formed in 1972 after Dave Greenslade and Tony Reeves left Colosseum and formed the band with Dave Lawson who had been in The Alan Bown Set and Andrew McCulloch from King Crimson. This live album was recorded in Prilly, Switzerland on 18th January 1974 on Dave Greenslade's 31st birthday and the material performed live from the first two classic albums benefits from having been played and developed on the road. This is the last known live recording of the original band.

Sun Ra/In Some Far Place: Roma '77 ....import double CD $26.99 Sun Ra/Cosmos ....CD $16.99 Sun Ra/To Saturn and Back (Best Of) ....double CD $12.99
Sun Ra/In Some Far Place: Roma '77 ....import double CD $26.99 Sun Ra/Cosmos ....CD $16.99 Sun Ra/To Saturn and Back (Best Of) ....double CD $12.99

Sun Ra continues his posthumous musical output this time with In Some Far Place, that place being Rome and the time being 1977. This is the first ever CD issue of these recordings (with the first vinyl release only having been a few months earlier) and comes mastered from the original tapes. Interestingly, rather than going full Arkestra on this album, here we hear some of Ra's expertise at the piano with intimate playing of some classic Arkestra tracks and blues numbers. Accompanied only by drums and vocals, this offers an interesting look at the ability and diversity of Sun Ra. On Cosmos expect to find contradictions here, contrasting shapes that butt against each other, prodding the complacent listener like a gadfly to travel with the sounds, to release, to explore. "My Music," notes Sun Ra, "will at first frighten people. My music represents happiness, and people aren't used to that yet."  Cosmos is Sun Ra's philosophy embedded in plastic, courtesy of Inner City Records. It is an unprecedented look at the inner and outer worlds of sound; a magic mixture of the exotic and the mundane, the supernatural and the material, the solar wind beating against the rings of Saturn and the gentle spring breeze blowing a nearby oak tree. If nothing else, it is a voyage. To the stars. To the cosmos. To the edge of the universe. Beyond the unknown. -Eric Kriss.   If you're new to Sun Ra and aren't quite sure the best place to start in his vast catalog, try this 2 CD best of collection, To Saturn and Back.

 

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Ray Wilson/Makes Me Think of Home ....import CD $22.99

Ray Wilson/Makes Me Think of Home ....import CD $22.99

Ray Wilson recently revealed that making guest appearances was the only way he could perform live in the UK since touring here with his own band isn't viable. However, his homeland seems to be very much on his mind for the ex-Genesis and Stiltskin frontman will be releasing his sixth studio album and it will be going by the title of Makes Me Think of Home.  This follows fast on the back of his critically acclaimed acoustic album Song For A Friend that only came out in late Spring, with Ramzine being among those who heaped praise on it.  This time round Makes Me Think of Home will feature a full band line-up for an electric album.

 

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Burnt Belief/Emergent ....import CD $15.99

Burnt Belief/Emergent ....import CD $15.99

Emergent is the third in a trilogy of collaborative works by bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/Metallic Taste of Blood/O.R.k etc) and experimental US guitarist Jon Durant, under the working name Burnt Belief. Emergent builds on the duo's previous work whilst still exploring the fundamental aspects that define Burnt Belief's sonic world, namely hypnotic rhythmic elements seamlessly blended with lush guitar led soundscapes and deep ambient atmospherics. Emergent also showcases the intense and unpredictable, yet satisfying guitar playing from Durant, who manages to tame elemental, skittish and frequently unsettling tones, by subtly wrapping them in layers of magnetic aura. Drumming throughout is Vinny Sabatino, who brings an inventive, muscular and precise beat to complement Colin Edwin's expansive and expressive fretless and upright basses. Emergent amply rewards repeated listens, unveiling it's layered coalescence of antithetical components gradually, such as the discordant conversational flexes betweenupright bass and electronic percussion during Until the Stars Go Out, or the measured rhythmic resolution during Confidence of Ignorance. The nine and half minute title track, which unfolds gradually and explores an unhurried yet palpable tension, is a thought provoking meditation on the unstoppable changes around us all, Emergent is a genre defying journey for intrepid listeners keen to explore new musical territories.

 

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Johnny Winter/Woodstock Revival 10 Year Anniversary Festival '79 ....CD $16.99

Johnny Winter/Woodstock Revival 10 Year Anniversary Festival '79 ....CD $16.99

Johnny Winter, live at Woodstock Revival, 10 Year Anniversary Festival 1979 on 8th September 1979. There have been several high profile anniversary reunions for Woodstock 10, 25 and 30 years after this iconic event first took place, but one of the most interesting occurred when many of the original musicians converged on Long Island's Parr Meadows in Brookhaven, New York to celebrate the tenth anniversary. Unlike later events, this was a true reunion for many of the musicians who played the 1969 festival. Johnny Winter was undoubtedly one of the main attractions and festival high points and the combination of Winter with Bobby Torello and Jon Paris makes for immense impact both on the ears and the memory banks. Klondike proudly presents the entire original WBAB-FM broadcast of Johnny Winter live from Woodstock Reunion 1979, at Parr Meadows, Brookhaven, New York on Saturday 8th September 1979. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos.

Johnny Winter/Live Bootleg Series Vol. 13 (Original Recording Remastered) ....CD $17.99

Johnny Winter/Live Bootleg Series Vol. 13 (Original Recording Remastered) ....CD $17.99

Friday Music is very honored to be the home of Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 13. As with our previous releases, they are totally authorized, owned and controlled by the Johnny Winter estate.  In addition to the hard rockin' blues on this wonderful collection, this limited edition compact disc collection will also feature a very rare version of his classic interpretation of Mojo Boogie, new mastering from long time associate Joe Reagoso, as well as new liner notes from Johnny's longtime friend, guitarist and Grammy Award winning producer Paul Nelson.  Live Bootleg Volume 13 a colossal collection filled with pure Texan blues and rock power, courtesy of the legendary Johnny Winter and Friday Music.

Steve Miller/The Joker Live ....CD $11.99

Steve Miller/The Joker Live ....CD $11.99

The Joker Live in Concert by Steve Miller Band.  It's been a little over 40 years since the Steve Miller Band released their much-heralded record, 'The Joker,' and now the band is marking that milestone with a special live album. Released in 1973, 'The Joker,' fueled by it's chart-topping title song, became Miller's commercial breakthrough. For the next decade he became one of rock's most reliable hit-makers, with songs like 'Fly Like an Eagle,' 'Jet Airliner' and 'Swingtown.'  "When several friends and colleagues reminded me that it was the 40th birthday of The Joker album, I smiled and started playing the whole album's songs live again," Steve Miller said in a press release. "And at the end of the last tour realized we had a great new record that we wanted to share with our fans. We hope you like it as much as we did playing and recording it."

Vanilla Fudge/Out Through the In Door ....CD $15.99

Vanilla Fudge/Out Through the In Door ....CD $15.99

"Throughout the years, there have been oodles and oodles of Led Zeppelin tribute albums. And many of these releases feature hard rock bands that merely replicate Zep classics note for note, karaoke- style...Unlike most other bands that have covered Zep, Vanilla Fudge actually have some honest to goodness history with the group they're paying homage to, as Zep supported the Fudge on one of their earliest U.S. tours, back in 1969. And it's common knowledge among drummers that John Bonham studied - and perhaps even borrowed a thing or two from - the Fudge's powerhouse drummer, Carmine Appice." - Greg Prato, AllMusic.Com

 

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Electric Light Orchestra/Studio Albums 1973-1977 ....5 CD Box Set $35.99

Electric Light Orchestra/Studio Albums 1973-1977 ....5 CD Box Set $35.99

2016 five CD box including newly remastered versions of Jeff Lynne & Co.'s albums released during their commercial zenith. Includes On the Third Day, Eldorado, Face the Music, A New World Record and Out of the Blue.

Henry Kaiser/Nazca Lines ....import CD $26.99

Henry Kaiser/Nazca Lines ....import CD $26.99

This album consists of 22 freely improvised solos on 18 different acoustic guitars. In the past 5 years, Henry Kaiser released seven solo discs that consist of long (70-80 minute) electric guitar solos. In this latest release, he explores the short solo guitar format, with solos wherein the mind of the listener can hold the beginning, middle, and end of the musical stories in one mentation. In the tradition of Derek Bailey's 1975 classic album Improvisation on the Italian Cramps label, these solos are short virtuoso expressions of extended guitar language and technique. More significantly, they are expositions of many new approaches to musical narrative. Akin to short story format, as opposed to novels, the improvisations are concise, otherworldly, and surprisingly electric-sounding for being played on acoustic guitars. Imagine Henry Kaiser, Derek Bailey, Robert Peter Williams, Morton Feldman, Robbie Basho, Joseph Spence, Toru Takemitsu, Karlheinz Stockhausen, D'Gary, Teta, and Masayuki Takayanagi sitting around a campfire for a crazy acoustic guitar jamboree, that is then transfigured through a sonic-kaleidoscope, inter-dimensional, space warp, and you can begin to guess what this recording sounds like.

 

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Curved Air/Tapestry of Propositions ....import CD $21.99

Curved Air/Tapestry of Propositions ....import CD $21.99

The first volume of the Curved Air Rarities Series comprises an hour long version of the 1970 Francis Monkman composed classic Propositions (from the band's debut release).   Featuring 17 live improvisations that have developed out of the piece, the interpretations have been edited together to create a suite.  A glorious example of Curved Air at its most unfettered and adventurous.

Ash Ra Tempel/Le Berceau de Cristal ....CD $16.99

Ash Ra Tempel/Le Berceau de Cristal ....CD $16.99

1975 live performance from Manuel Gottsching & company.

Ashra/Correlations Complete ....5 CD Set $64.99

Ashra/Correlations Complete ....5 CD Set $64.99

From Manuel Gottsching and company comes this deluxe five disc edition of Ashra's Correlattions album. The first CD is the album as first released. The second disc is the album as the band originally intended it to be released. Discs three through five represent a 'making of' the album with much previously unreleased material.

Betty Davis/The Columbia Years 1968-1969 ....CD $17.99

Betty Davis/The Columbia Years 1968-1969 ....CD $17.99

Miles Davis fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Davis's wife Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, John McLaughlin and Herbie Hancock (other players included Harvey Brooks, Billy Cox, Wayne Shorter, and Larry Young).   These historic sessions predate Miles' revolutionary album Bitches Brew, and are considered the true birth of his jazz-rock explorations, as well as the roots of Betty's groundbreaking mid-1970s funk albums.  Unique, fresh, and futuristic - featuring jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and fusion (long before the term became commonplace) - the songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Cream.  Additionally included is the re-release of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders.

 

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Eric Gales/A Night on the Sunset Strip ....CD + DVD $15.99

Eric Gales/A Night on the Sunset Strip ....CD + DVD $15.99

Deluxe CD/DVD edition. Blues rock phenom Eric Gales brings his fiery six-string pyrotechnics deep into the heart of Hollywood's famed music scene on this spectacular concert package! Gales let's loose on a string of Southern fried soulful blues favorites from his back catalog including "Block The Sun" and "The Open Road" plus tracks from his most recent album Good For Sumthin' including a smokin' hot cover of The Stones's "Miss You!" Features a special guest appearance by Good For Sumthin' producer Raphael Saadiq bass.

 

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Asia/British Live Performance Series ....CD $14.99

Asia/British Live Performance Series ....CD $14.99

ASIA - British Live Performance Series - Recorded in 1990 in Nottingham, England, the album finds the group in epic form. Founder members John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes link with guitarist Pat Thrall to present a live greatest hits, from the three major singles - "Heat Of The Moment," "Only Time Will Tell" and "Sole Survivor" - from their first album through to later highlights "Go" and "Voice Of America." With the help of label boss David Geffen and manager John Kalodner, the band would become one of MTV's biggest stars then, and a classic rock staple now. This show captures Asia at their best - in concert, where their virtuoso musicianship can be best appreciated. No studio trickery is needed to recreate the music for which the band is rightly known. Defiantly rock-based anthems like "Time Again" and "The Heat Goes On" that had illuminated the sterile, electronic '80s remained relevant in a new decade. As Carl Palmer put it, this was - and is - "English rock with a technical side - sophisticated rock mixed in with melodies and singles."

 

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Todd Rundgren/An Evening with Todd Rundgren-Live at the Ridgefield ....CD + DVD $16.99
Todd Rundgren/An Evening with Todd Rundgren-Live at the Ridgefield ....Blu-Ray $16.99

Todd Rundgren/An Evening with Todd Rundgren-Live at the Ridgefield ....CD + DVD $16.99

An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, and starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren!   Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang on the Drum" PLUS fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades! Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015! CD/DVD package comes in a special 6-panel digipak!

Guru Guru Groove Band/The Birth of Krautrock 1969 ....CD $14.99

Guru Guru Groove Band/The Birth Of Krautrock 1969 ....CD $14.99

2016 release. This newly discovered gem documenting the inception of Krautrock finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier. This historically important release was recorded in a small studio in Heidelberg Germany 1969 with Neumeier and future Guru Guru member Uli Trepte as well as a host of guest musicians, taking loads of LSD, and performing a collective free style modal improvisation that would form the foundation of many Krautrock bands to come. Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irčne Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artists, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd.

 

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Quicksilver Messenger Service/Live Across America 1967-1977 [Limited Edition Box] ....5 CD Box Set $45.99

Quicksilver Messenger Service/Live Across America 1967-1977 [Limited Edition Box] ....5 CD Box Set $45.99

Limited five CD set containing vintage live recordings from San Francisco's most renowned psychedelic jam band, Quicksilver Messenger Service - available here for the first time! This set features the classic QMS line-up with the twin guitar attack of Gary Duncan and John Cipollina tearing through fan favorites including "Who Do You Love?," "Gold & Silver," "Pride Of Man," "Mona," and lots more.

Damo Suzuki Network/Floating Element ....CD $14.99

Damo Suzuki Network/Floating Element ....CD $14.99

From the innovative vocalist of legendary Krautrock group, Can, comes this incredible live album recorded in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 2007! This amazing performance combines Damo's inimitable, improvisational vocalizations with a modern classical string quartet to create music that defies categorization and is utterly riveting!

Philippe Besombes/Anthology 1975-1979 ....4 CD Box Set $34.99

Philippe Besombes/Anthology 1975-1979 ....4 CD Box Set $34.99

A deluxe limited edition 4CD box set of studio albums by France's pioneering electronic avant garde artist, Philippe Besombes! Includes the dramatic electro-acoustic experimental soundtrack for the 1975 film Libra, plus the 1979 solo album as well as both albums by Besombes' progressive electronic group Hydravion! Comes packaged in a sturdy box with individual sleeves for each CD as well as a booklet containing extensive liner notes written by Dave Thompson based on a brand new interview with Besombes!

Xynn/The Complete Anthology 1979-1983 ....double CD $14.99

Xynn/The Complete Anthology 1979-1983 ....double CD $14.99

The complete recordings by German multi-media artist Michael S. Winter, better known as Xynn!  Dubbed "the German answer to David Bowie," Winter combined music with pantomime, theater fragments, and costumes to create revolutionary performance art that matched the dramatic and innovative compositions on his three studio albums! For fans of Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, and Neu!

 


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Riverside/Eye of the Soundscape ....import double CD $27.99

Riverside/Eye of the Soundscape ....import double CD $27.99

Following Riverside's sixth and highly successful studio album release, Love, Fear And The Time Machine, the Polish progressive rock innovators have created a complimentary instrumental release.  Eye of the Soundscape features 13 experimental and atmospheric compositions, including rarities (a new mix of Rapid Eye Movement and the single Rainbow Trip) and four new pieces (totalling 35 minutes).  A double cd in media book, which over 100 minutes showcases Riverside's unique ambient electronic side.

Phil Manzanera/Viva la Taranta - La Musica Salentina ....import CD $18.99

Phil Manzanera/Viva la Taranta - La Musica Salentina ....import CD $18.99

Produced by and featuring Phil Manzanera, La Musica Salentina is comprises the Salentino music performed on the night of La Notte della Taranta on the 22 August 2015, in front of an audience of 200,000.  The songs are a re-imagining by Manzanera of the traditional music of the Salento region played by the Orchestra Popolare of La Notte della Taranta.  Mastered by award-winning Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson.

Phil Manzanera/Viva la Taranta - La Notte Delle Stelle ....import CD $18.99

Phil Manzanera/Viva la Taranta - La Notte Delle Stelle ....import CD $18.99

Produced by and featuring Phil Manzanera, La Notte Delle Stelle comprises the non-Salentino songs performed by the invited guests on the night of La Notte della Taranta on the 22 August 2015, in front of an audience of 200,000.  The artist's own compositions were adapted to the Salentino style by Phil Manzanera, and ranged from the Afrobeat of Tony Allen to the prog rock of Anna Phoebe, from the Colombian merengue/rock of Andrea Echeverri to the Rhumba Flamenca of Raul Rodriguez and from the Italian rock to British rock of Ligabue and Manzanera.  Phil Manzanera says, "It was a pleasure to work with so many great international musicians and to celebrate the blending of the Salento traditions expressed through Pizzica and the other unique music of the region with the music of myself and the invited guests."  Mastered by award-winning Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson.

Phil Manzanera/The Music 1972-2008 ....import double CD + DVD-PAL $18.99

Phil Manzanera/The Music 1972-2008 ....import double CD + DVD-PAL $18.99

A wonderful 2cd/1dvd retrospective spanning an amazing career which includes solo pieces, alongside work with Roxy Music, 801 and Brian Eno.  Presented in an elegant digipak, this is an essential portrait of a restlessly inventive artist.  The dvd contains the documentary Revolution to Roxy (including previously unseen Roxy Music footage, Eno filming himself, and super 8 footage shot in Cuba at the time of the revolution), plus a variety of fascinating live performances, including 1975 footage from Sweden.  The DVD in this set is PAL.

Dizrhythmia/Dizrhythmia Too ....import CD $22.99

Dizrhythmia/Dizrhythmia Too ....import CD $22.99

Dizrhythmia is the collective name adopted in the 1980s by Jakko Jakszyk, Gavin Harrison, Danny Thompson and Pandit Dinesh.  With Jakszyk and Harrison currently in King Crimson, Thompson an in-demand session player and Dinesh providing TV soundtracks and innumerable guest spots, opportunities for the quartet to combine its talents have been relatively few. 28 years after its inventive debut, 2016 unexpectedly offers up the fascinating Too.  An eclectic mixture of jazz, rock, pop and elements drawn from Indian music, Dizrhythmia Too showcases world-class playing and a unique chemistry.

 

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An Endless Sporadic/Magic Machine ....import CD $24.99

An Endless Sporadic/Magic Machine ....import CD $24.99

Masterful multi-instrumentalist Zach Kamins is the guiding light behind An Endless Sporadic, a truly unique and cinematic blend of progressive rock and fusion music.   Magic Machine is a mesmerising showcase for virtuoso musicianship, expressive musicality and atmospheric string and synth driven experiments.  Kamins is joined by a stellar line-up including Jordan Rudess, Navene K (Animals as Leaders), Michael Iago Mellender (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) and Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold from The Flower Kings.

 

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Jethro Tull/Stand Up - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99 Jethro Tull/Benefit - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99 Jethro Tull/Songs From The Wood - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99 Jethro Tull/The Broadsword & The Beast - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
Jethro Tull/Stand Up - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99 Jethro Tull/Benefit - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99 Jethro Tull/Songs From The Wood - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99 Jethro Tull/The Broadsword & The Beast - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the charming Stand Up artwork. A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the theatre-themed Benefit cover artwork. A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the delightfully rustic cover artwork for one JT's most beloved albums. A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the playfully eccentric cover artwork for JT's early 1980s classic.

These are European sizes and tend to run on the smaller side of American sizes.   So please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-68cms.

Barclay James Harvest/XII [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $34.99

Barclay James Harvest/XII [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $34.99

A deluxe, remastered and expanded edition of BJH's 1978 album XII.  The last album to feature Woolly Wolstenholme, it contains enduring favourites Berlin and In Search of England.  This edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a re-master of the original album mix, five bonus tracks, and stunning 2016 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album.  The DVD (region free / NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes.  The package includes an illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and a reproduction poster.  Featuring Les Holroyd / vocals, basses, banjo, piano, acoustic guitar; John Lees / vocals, guitars, bass; Mel Pritchard / drums, percussion; and Woolly Wolstenholme / vocals, keyboards, Mellotron, guitars.

The Fringe/The Fringe ....import CD $16.99

The Fringe/The Fringe ....import CD $16.99

The Fringe is a bold and dynamic progressive supergroup consisting of Randy McStine (Lo-Fi Resistance), Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, The Flower Kings), and Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spocks Beard).  Capturing the hallmarks of the best classic Rock power trios, while offering a fresh persecutive loaded with musical possibilities, The Fringe have created a debut alive with passion and grace.

 

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Nerve Toy Trio/Accidental Bar-B-Que ....import CD $21.99

Nerve Toy Trio/Accidental Bar-B-Que ....import CD $21.99

2016's Accidental Bar-B-Que is the first full length album from Nerve Toy Trio.   Ace guitarist Tony Harn, drummer Howard Jones and bassist David Jones (Plenty) have created a 55 minute suite comprising six pieces of intricate and lean guitar-driven instrumental music that combines fusion and progressive rock influences with a contemporary production sheen and occasional flashes of Canterbury-esque humour.   Drawing inspiration from the likes of Camel, Rush, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and King Crimson, ultimately NTT asserts its own quirky identity throughout this accomplished debut album.

Various Artists/Voices for Hospices ....import CD $17.99

Various Artists/Voices for Hospices ....import CD $17.99

Voices for Hospices, from 2015, was the first release on Irish based Progressive Gears Records.  A charity CD to raise money for The World Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance, VfH brings together an intriguing collection of progressive rock artists - from established to indie - several of whom have offered unreleased material.  The legendary Steve Hackett uniquely contributes the piece Clusters. Also featuring Gandalf’s Fist and Edison's Children.

XTC/Skylarking [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + Blu-Ray $27.98

XTC/Skylarking [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + Blu-Ray $27.98

Skylarking is the fourth and perhaps most anticipated release in a series of expanded XTC album reissues, including 5.1 Surround mixes, new stereo mixes and High-Resolution stereo mixes by Steven Wilson, along with a wealth of extra audio and visual material.   Steven Wilson produced the mixes with the input of founder band member Andy Partridge and the full approval of the band.  This cd/blu-ray edition is presented in special packaging with an expanded booklet and sleeve-notes by Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory.  CD features the 2016 Steven Wilson stereo album mix plus four bonus tracks mixed by Steven Wilson.  Blu-ray features:  A 5.1 Surround mix in 24bit/96khz mixed from the original multi-track tapes available in LPCM and DTS HD MA; 2016 stereo album mix in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio; four additional songs from the album sessions in stereo and 5.1 mixed by Steven Wilson; original (uncorrected polarity) stereo album mix in hi-res stereo, plus 1 non-album track; original (corrected polarity) stereo album mix in hi-res stereo; instrumental versions (mixed by Steven Wilson) of all 2016 mixes in 24bit/96khz LPCM audio; complete alternate album in demo form (as per Todd Rundgren's original suggested running order based on the demo recordings); numerous additional demo and work tape sessions showing the evolution of the album and associated recordings.  promo films for Dear God and Grass.

 

Yes/Tales from Topographic Oceans ....import 2CD + 2DVD $44.99
Yes/Tales from Topographic Oceans ....import 3CD + Blu-Ray $49.99

Yes/Tales from Topographic Oceans ....import 2CD + 2DVD $44.99

The towering Tales From Topographic Oceans is the fifth in a series of remixed and expanded Yes albums featuring 5.1 and stereo mixes by Steven Wilson. Amongst the CD bonus tracks are five single edits and an alternative Dance of the Dawn.  Presented as a 2 x double digipak format - 2cd and 2 dvda - in a slipcase with a booklet featuring new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material, the album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters and is fully approved by Yes.  The booklet includes elements of new interviews with Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Alan White.  Original artwork expanded, restored and approved by Roger Dean.   "I worked on and off for about 3 years on this new mix in my quest to do it justice. I hope it will satisfy the people who agree with me that it may just be Yes's pre-eminent masterpiece." Steven Wilson

The 2 DVD-As (Region 0, NTSC) feature:
- a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes.
- DVD-A players can, additionally, access a 5.1 Lossless audio mix (24bit 96khz).
- 2016 SW album mix in Hi-Res stereo
- the original album mix in a hi-res flat transfer from the original stereo master tape source.

The 3CD + Blu-Ray edition is the ultimate way to enjoy Yes's most controversial album!   Presented in a 2 x mini vinyl replica gatefold card sleeves in a slipcase with booklet featuring new sleeve notes by Sid Smith along with rare photos and archive material, the album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters and is fully approved by Yes.  The 3 CDs feature a 2016 mix of the album by Steven Wilson plus an alternative extended Dance of the Dawn (mixed from multi-track by SW) and 5 single edits. The CDs also include a complete alt. album with High The Memory (unreleased studio run-through) and Ritual (live in Zurich, April 1974) - fully restored audio from original sources.  The booklet includes elements of new interviews with Jon Anderson, Steve Howe and Alan White.  Original artwork expanded, restored and approved by Roger Dean.  "I worked on and off for about 3 years on this new mix in my quest to do it justice. I hope it will satisfy the people who agree with me that it may just be Yes's pre-eminent masterpiece." Steven Wilson

The blu-ray (Region 0, NTSC) features:
- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Surround (24bit/96khz) mixed from the original multi-channel recordings.
- the new stereo album mix in DTS-HD Master Audio (24bit/96khz).
- the original album mix in a DTS-HD Master Audio flat transfers from the original master tape source. (24bit/192khz). We believe this is the earliest master of the original mix to be issued in the digital era. (This master was also used for the original stereo on the CDs).
- full alt. album featuring: sides 1 and 3 from the 2003 Rhino CD, previously unreleased studio run-through of Side 2 and previously unreleased live version of Side 4.
- exclusive needle-drop of an original UK vinyl pressing transferred in 24bit/96khz audio and US branded promo pressing.
- exclusive instrumental versions of all new mixes in DTS-HD Master Audio stereo (24bit/96khz).
- 2016 stereo and 5.1 remix of Dance of the Dawn plus 5 single edits (stereo only) all mixed from multi-track by Steven Wilson.

 

Steve Hillage/Searching for the Spark 1969-1991 ....import 22CD Box Set $399.99

Steve Hillage/Searching for the Spark 1969-1991 ....import 22CD Box Set $399.99

Searching for the Spark is a 22 cd deluxe box set containing all the work guitar great and electronic music innovator Steve Hillage recorded from his studio debut (1969's Arzachel) to the first System 7 album in 1991.  The set includes:  Arzachel; Khan's Space Shanty, 1972; all eight of Hillage's classic Virgin Records solo albums - Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green, Live Herald, Rainbow Dome Music, Open (and Studio Herald), For To Next (and its companion And Not Or) - plus bonus tracks; System 7's debut from 1991; Live in Deeply Vale, 1978; two BBC performances from The Paris Theatre recorded in December 1976 and November 1979; eight CDs featuring recordings taken from Steve's personal archive, including four superb concert performances (Brighton Dome November 1977, Munich April 1979, Hammersmith Odeon November 1979, The Steve Hillage Band Live at the Gong Family Unconvention 2006) and four discs (Sparks Volumes 1-4) packed with previously unheard and unreleased tracks, demos and alternate takes.  Accompanying the recordings is a magnificent 188 page - 32,000 word - coffee table book. Written and assembled by Steve Hillage and Gong family expert Jonny Greene, the book contains hundreds of rare and previously unseen photographs and cuttings.  In addition there are three reproduction promo posters, two lyric booklets, a high quality enamel badge, a 60 page scrap book containing more photographs and cuttings, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Steve Hillage and his creative partner Miquette Giraudy.  Please note that this superb Steve Hillage package is strictly limited to 2500 copies globally.

 

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David Cross Band/Sign of the Crow ....import CD $21.95

David Cross Band/Sign of the Crow ....import CD $21.95

The David Cross Band's stunning 2016 studio album Sign of the Crow.  Co-written with former King Crimson lyricist Richard Palmer-James, the album features ex KC violinist David Cross with his regular band of Paul Clark, Mick Paul, Jinian Wilde, and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson).  A powerful progressive rock statement about darkness and light performed with grace and energy.  Various keyboards, noises and mistakes contributed by David Cross, Mick Paul and Paul Clark as the mood took them.

 

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Levin Minnemann Rudess/From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess ....import CD $26.99
Levin Minnemann Rudess/From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess ....import CD + DVD $46.99

Levin Minnemann Rudess/From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess ....import CD $26.99

The supernaturally talented trio of progressive rock titans follow up their highly successful, self-titled debut album with 2016's brutal yet beautiful From the Law Offices of.  The CD features three bonus tracks not available digitally.  On the CD/DVD edition the DVD (NTSC, Region 0) includes:  48/24 bit wav files; one unreleased solo track each from Tony, Marco and Jordan; demos from the recording process; various DIY videos created and self-recorded by Tony, Marco and Jordan; video of the artist painting the CD Cover art.

 

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Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder/Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales ....import DVD $33.99 Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder/Got Canterbury ....import DVD $26.99
Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder/Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales ....import DVD $33.99 Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder/Got Canterbury ....import DVD $26.99

Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales is the third in a series of feature-length documentaries about Progressive Rock written and directed by Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder.  Focusing on the music of the Canterbury scene, the film highlights '60s/'70s Canterbury scene bands such as Soft Machine, Caravan, Egg, Gong, Matching Mole, Quiet Sun, Hatfield and The North, Gilgamesh and many more. Musicians interviewed include Pye Hastings, Geoffrey Richardson, Dirk 'Mont' Campbell, Brian Hopper, David Sinclair, Bill MacCormick, Didier Malherbe (Gong) Phil Miller, Richard Sinclair and Daevid Allen.   Got Canterbury, the companion DVD to Canterbury Tales, includes interviews with Daevid Allen, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair, Dave Sinclair, Bill MacCormick, Didier Malherbe, Dirk 'Mont' Campbell, Theo Travis and more, and live performances by Soft Machine Legacy, Dave Sinclair, The Muffins and others.  Both DVDs are Region 0 NTSC and playable globally.

 

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Riverside/Love Fear and the Time Machine [Special Edition] ....import CD + DVD $18.98

Riverside/Love Fear and the Time Machine [Special Edition] ....import CD + DVD $18.98

Love, Fear and the Time Machine is Riverside's sixth studio album from 2015.   Arguably the band's most mature work, the album sees the band return to the melodic and atmospheric progressive rock stylings of its debut Out of Myself.  The Special Edition CD/DVD features 5.1 and 24 bit stereo mixes of the album, extra tracks and video clips.

 

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Ghost Medicine/Discontinuance ....import CD $22.99

Ghost Medicine/Discontinuance ....import CD $22.99

Driven by a need to communicate the indescribable, and drawing on influences ranging from Vaughan Williams to Sigur Ros and Nick Drake, to Meshuggah, Discontinuance is the debut album from Ghost Medicine (the working name of virtuoso Georgia based guitarist and composer Jared Leach).  Consisting of seven tracks that explore themes relating to the complex nature of human experience, Discontinuance is an astonishingly mature statement.  Demonstrating a deep knowledge of alternate tunings and guitar effects, Leach's expressive guitar work alternates between sensitive layered finger picked acoustic guitars and fiery electric solos.  Featuring drummer Scott Prian, bass player extraordinaire Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/ORk/Tim Bowness) and additional vocals from Sarah Hoefer, Discontinuance is a superb introduction to a potentially major talent.

 

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Starless/Starless ....import CD $25.99

Starless/Starless ....import CD $25.99

Starless is the lushly orchestrated brainchild of Paul McGeechan (Love & Money).   An epic album - widescreen in scope and ambition - Starless features collaborators such as Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile), Karen Matheson (Capercaillie) and Chris Thomson (The Bathers).  McGeechan recorded the album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the result is an emotionally charged and atmospheric set of songs with references including Ennio Morricone, Craig Armstrong, The Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and David Sylvian.  CD in a 6 page digipak with a 12-page booklet.

 

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Freedom to Glide/Fall ....import CD $27.99

Freedom to Glide/Fall ....import CD $27.99

Fall is the second album in a War-themed trilogy from Freedom to Glide.  While Fall's predecessor, F2G's 2013 debut album Rain, can be described as 'an awakening to the effects of war,' Fall possesses a more reflective, 'coming to terms with horror' atmosphere.  A musically rich and deeply emotional journey chronicling the devastating effects of conflict.  CD in digipak with 20 page booklet.

 

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Freedom to Glide/The Wait ....import CD $18.99

Freedom to Glide/The Wait ....import CD $18.99

Dating from 2012, The Wait is a 6 track concept album which focuses on the experiences of a young WW1 soldier leaving his homeland to fight a war he can't understand, and his later recollections of the futility of it all.  A complete work in its own right, The Wait forms part of the unfolding Freedom to Glide collection of WW1 inspired releases.

 

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Andrew Keeling/Spiritus ....import CD $22.99

Andrew Keeling/Spiritus ....import CD $22.99

Spiritus is a collection of four major pieces from Andrew Keeling's classical repertoire that focuses on the more lyrical and spiritual aspects of his work.  O Ignis Spiritus is based on the transcendent works of Hildegard of Bingen and is performed by the internationally acclaimed Hilliard Ensemble (Jan Garbarek etc).  Andrew Keeling is also known as the leader of the band Otherworld, and has collaborated with the likes of Robert Fripp, Evelyn Glennie, David Cross, Tim Bowness and Stephen Fellows (Comsat Angels) amongst others.

Thieves Kitchen/The Clockwork Universe ....import CD $26.99

Thieves Kitchen/The Clockwork Universe ....import CD $26.99

A glorious and adventurous mix of Canterbury prog quirks, Gentle Giant-esque intricacy and emotionally engaging singer-songwriter influences, The Clockwork Universe is another landmark for this highly creative trio.  Thieves' Kitchen's thematically linked sixth studio release contains songs about people whose experiences directly or indirectly bring them into contact with the universe of science and discovery.  Guests include Paul Mallyon (ex Sanguine Hum), and Anglagard's Johann Brand and Anna Holmgren.  The album was engineered and mixed by Rob Aubrey (IQ, Big Big Train).  CD in digipak.

 

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Cosmograf/The Unreasonable Silence ....import CD $22.99

Cosmograf/The Unreasonable Silence ....import CD $22.99

Cosmograf's cinematic 2016 album The Unreasonable Silence contains an alien themed concept based on The Myth of Sysiphus by Albert Camus and explores aspects of paranoia, social withdrawal, conformity, and the search for meaning.  Guests include Nick D'Virgilio, Nick Beggs and Dave Meros, plus various voice actors.  CD in digipak with 20 page booklet.

 

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Cosmograf/Capacitor ....import CD $22.99

Cosmograf/Capacitor ....import CD $22.99

Cosmograf's Capacitor - from 2014 - features guest appearances by Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train/ Spock's Beard), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson/ Steve Hackett), Andy Tillison (The Tangent), and Matt Stevens.  Cinematic in both its nature and sound, the theme for Capacitor is the storage of the human spirit, and how the imprint of lives are left behind both in a spiritual and technological sense.  The album appeared in a number of Prog album of the year lists.

 

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Holon/The Time Is Always Now ....CD $16.98

Holon/The Time Is Always Now ....CD $16.98

The stunning debut from Holon, produced by Rhys Marsh and featuring a dazzling array of Norwegian guest artists.  A solo project from singer, songwriter and guitarist Ronny Pedersen, the album was recorded at Autumnsongs in Trondheim, Norway. Guest musicians include Rhys Marsh, Lars Fredrik Froislie (Wobbler / White Willow), Silje Leirvik, and Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist / Kaukasus).  The Time Is Always Now contains a collection of songs Pedersen wrote over the course of the last decade.  The often epic songs show the influence of a wide variety of genres including acoustic folk and the sophisticated side of 1960s pop, with meticulously crafted writing at its core. The songs tell the story of an individual's philosophical, spiritual and evolutionary journey towards finding their place and purpose in this world and at this particular time and are largely based on Pedersen's personal experiences (and his attraction towards the Buddhist worldview).

 

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Tilt/Hinterland ....import CD $26.99

Tilt/Hinterland ....import CD $26.99

Over 5 years in the making, Hinterland is the long-awaited debut release from Tilt.   Band members Robin Boult, David Stewart and Steve Vantsis are best known for recording, writing and touring with Fish, with Vantsis being responsible for most of the arranging and writing on the acclaimed albums, 13th Star and Feast of Consequences.   On Hinterland, the trio are augmented by guitarist Paul Humphreys, singer PJ Dourley, and guest performers John Beck (It Bites) and John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/It Bites), who also mixed the album.  The CD is presented in an embossed digipak with a 12 page booklet.

 

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Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pool ....CD $15.98

Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pool ....CD $15.98

Radiohead's ninth album is typically ambitious, edgy and melancholy, but is also perhaps the band's most accessible, cinematic and melodious release to date.  A Moon Shaped Pool is a toweringly lovely 2016 return from one of the most important bands of the last three decades.

 

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XTC/English Settlement ....import CD $19.99

XTC/English Settlement ....import CD $19.99

With its distinctive cover depiction of the Uffington White Horse and its more prominent use of acoustic guitar, XTC's 1982 studio release was immediately hailed as a significant departure for the band and a future masterpiece.  While looking for the (still 'lost in the archives') multi-track tapes to enable Steven Wilson to undertake new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album, the original half-inch master tapes were discovered and used as the source from which engineer John Dent has prepared this 2016 'original master edition'.  An album which set standards on its release sounds, if anything, even better now.

Barry Andrews/Haunted Box of Switches Volumes 1 & 2 ....import double CD $27.99

Barry Andrews/Haunted Box of Switches Volumes 1 & 2 ....import double CD $27.99

A piano and a voice!  Two volumes of Barry Andrews' remarkable solo ventures.   Includes stripped-down covers of Shriekback tunes, as well as songs found nowhere else and improvisations.

 

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The Fierce and the Dead/Magnet ....import CD EP $15.99

The Fierce and the Dead/Magnet ....import CD EP $15.99

Featuring more outstanding instrumental post-prog adventures from Matt Stevens and band, The Fierce and the Dead's five track Magnet EP is presented in a vinyl-style cardboard sleeve.

 

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Various Artists/iNDEX05 ....import CD $15.99

Various Artists/iNDEX05 ....import CD $15.99

iNDEX05 is the fifth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN41 - 49.  Marking the landmark 50th physical release on the DiN label, iNDEX05 is an excellent introduction to one of the world's foremost ambient/electronica labels.   Artists include Ian Boddy, Node, ARC, Dave Bessell, and collaborations between Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell, Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter, Erik Wollo & Bernhard Woestheinrich and Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate.  As with the previous four DiN samplers, DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums featured on the release but presents an exciting new context for the material in its own right.   Presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra flap.

 






There's more to come soon!!!  Spread the word!


Gary

The Artist Shop
http://www.artist-shop.com
877-856-1158 or 330-929-2056




 

#699

August 18, 2016

 

Hi, folks,

We have a new private collection sale today.  I think we'll call this one the "Pittsburgh" collection.  This collection runs the gamut from progressive to jazz, blues, pop, soul, classic rock, etc.  As is usual with collection sales there is only one copy of each title below.  So if you see something you want, let me know right away.

If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections.

 

The Pittsburgh Collection

 

 

Rabih Abou-Khalil - Blue Camel ....CD $9.00
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else ....CD $9.00
Ambrosia - Ambrosia ....CD $9.00
Ambrosia - Somewhere I've Never Travelled ....CD $9.00
Jon Anderson - Earth Mother Earth ....CD $9.00
Ange - Au-Dela Du Delire ....CD $9.00
Argent - All Together Now ....CD $9.00
Argent - Greatest - The Singles Collection ....CD $9.00
Louis Armstrong - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Asia - Gold [2CDs] ....double CD $13.00
Audiosynchrocy - Audiosynchrocy ....CD $9.00

Badfinger - Best of Badfinger ....CD $7.00
Be Bop Deluxe - Raiding the Divine Archive: Best Of ....CD $7.00
Beardfish - Destined Solitaire ....CD $9.00
Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic: Part One ....CD $9.00
Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic: Part Two ....CD $9.00
Beardfish - The Void ....CD $9.00
Beatallica - Masterful Mystery Tour ....CD $9.00
Joshua Bell & Edgar Meyer - Short Trip Home ....CD $9.00
Black Sabbath - Reunion [2CD] ....double CD $14.00
Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul for Rock'n'Roll ....CD $9.00
Blackmore's Night - Under a Violet Moon ....CD $9.00
Art Blakey - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Blazers - Seventeen Jewels ....CD $9.00
Peter Blegvad - Downtime ....CD $9.00
Peter Blegvad (with Greaves & Cutler) - Just Woke Up ....CD $9.00
Blood Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father to the Man ....CD $9.00
Boud Deun - Fiction and Several Days ....CD $9.00
Lester Bowie - American Gumbo: Fast Last! + Rope-a-Dope [2CDs] ....double CD $13.00
Brothers Johnson - Light Up the Night ....CD $9.00
Brothers Johnson - Look Out for #1 ....CD $9.00
Brothers Johnson - Right on Time ....CD $9.00
Clifford Brown - Definitive Clifford Brown ....CD $9.00
Ray Brown - Some Of My Best Friends Are ... Guitarists ....CD $9.00
Ray Brown - Some Of My Best Friends Are ... Singers ....CD $9.00
Dave Brubeck - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Dave Brubeck - Original Album Classics [5CDs] ....5 CD Set $19.00
Dave Brubeck - Time Further Out ....CD $9.00
Dave Brubeck - Vocal Encounters ....CD $9.00
Budgie - Best of Budgie ....CD $7.00
Eric Burdon & The Animals - Best Of 1966-1968 [still sealed] ....CD $9.00
Kate Bush - The Dreaming ....CD $9.00
Kate Bush - Whole Story ....CD $9.00
Butterfield Blues Band - East West ....CD $9.00
David Byrne - Uh-Oh ....CD $9.00

Camel - The Collection ....CD $9.00
Cameo - Best of Cameo ....CD $7.00
Cannata - Mysterium Magnum ....CD $9.00
Cast - Imaginary Window ....CD $9.00
Tommy Cecil - Samba for Felix ....CD $9.00
Ray Charles - Original Album Series [5CDs] ....5 CD Set $19.00
Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' ....CD $9.00
Stanley Clarke - Live 1976-1977 ....CD $9.00
Stanley Clarke & Friends - Live at the Greek ....CD $9.00
George Clinton - Greatest Hits ....CD $7.00
Bootsy Collins - Back in the Day: The Best of Bootsy ....CD $7.00
Colosseum - Colosseum Live (Exp. Ed.) ....CD $9.00
John Coltrane - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies Deluxe Edition [2CDs] ....double CD $8.00
Alice Cooper - Original Album Series [5CDs] ....5 CD Set $19.00
Chick Corea - Change ....CD $9.00
Marshall Crenshaw - # 447 ....CD $9.00
Vedres Csaba - Fohasz - Breathed Prayer ....CD $9.00

Miles Davis - Essential Miles Davis [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way ....CD $9.00
Miles Davis - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Deep Purple - Burn (30th Anniversary Edition) ....CD $9.00
Deep Purple - Fireball (Deluxe Edition) ....CD $9.00
Deep Purple - In Rock (Anniversary Edition) ....CD $9.00
Deep Purple - Made in Japan (Remastered Edition) [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Joey DeFrancesco - Joey DeFrancesco's Goodfellas ....CD $9.00
Devo - Essentials ....CD $7.00
Devo - Live [DVD] ....DVD $12.00
Al di Meola - This Is Jazz ....CD $9.00
Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase ....CD $9.00
Klaus Doldinger - Doldinger in New York - Street of Dreams ....CD $9.00
Don Caballero - What Burns Never Returns ....CD $9.00
Donovan - Donovan's Greatest Hits ....CD $7.00
Dave Douglas - Thousand Evenings ....CD $9.00
Paquito D'Rivera - Return to Ipanema ....CD $9.00

Dave Edmunds - Best Of ....CD $7.00
Either Orchestra - Neo-Modernism ....CD $9.00
Either/Orchestra - Across the Omniverse [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Either/Orchestra - Dial "E" ....CD $9.00
Either/Orchestra - Half Live of Desire ....CD $9.00
Ekseption - Ekseptional Classics - Best of Ekseption ....CD $7.00
Electric Light Orchestra - Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra [2CDs] ....double CD $14.00
Emerson Lake & Powell - Emerson Lake & Powell ....CD $9.00
The Enid - Sheets of Blue [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Estradasphere - Palace of Mirrors ....CD $9.00
Gil Evans - Svengali ....CD $9.00
Ella Fitzgerald - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Reinhard Flatishler - Layers of Time: Megadrums ....CD $9.00
Flor de Loto - Volver a Nacer ....CD $9.00
Flying Colors - Live in Europe [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Flying Colors - Second Nature ....CD $9.00
Foghat - Return of the Boogie Men ....CD $9.00
Foreigner - Extended Versions ....CD $9.00
Foreigner - Original Album Series [5CDs] ....5 CD Set $19.00
Free - Fire & Water ....CD $9.00
Chico Freeman - Focus ....CD $9.00
French TV - Virtue In Futility ....CD $9.00
Robert Fripp & The League of Crafty Guitarists - Live! ....CD $9.00

Peter Gabriel - OVO ....CD $9.00
Stan Getz - Jazz 'Round Midnight: Bossa Nova ....CD $9.00
Glass Hammer - Chronometree ....CD $9.00
Evelyn Glennie - Shadow Behind the Iron Sun ....CD $9.00
God Street Wine - $1.99 Romances ....CD $9.00
God Street Wine - Red ....CD $9.00
Dexter Gordon - Go! ....CD $9.00
Grant Green - Idle Moments ....CD $9.00
Johhny Griffin - A Blowin' Session ....CD $9.00
Groundhogs - Solid ....CD $9.00
Trilok Gurtu - Collection ....CD $7.00
Gutbucket - Dry Humping the American Dream ....CD $9.00
Gutbucket - Sludge Test ....CD $9.00

Steve Hackett - Defector ....CD $9.00
Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch ....CD $9.00
Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings ....CD $9.00
Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve - Through the Fire ....CD $9.00
Half Past Four - Rabbit in the Vestibule ....CD $9.00
Herbie Hancock - Ken Burns Jazz ....CD $9.00
Mickey Hart - Mickey Hart's Mystery Box ....CD $9.00
Ted Hawkins - Songs From Venice Beach ....CD $9.00
Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself ....CD $9.00
Dick Heckstall-Smith & Friends - Blues and Beyond ....CD $9.00
Joe Henderson - Page One ....CD $9.00
Herman's Hermits - Very Best of Herman's Hermits ....CD $7.00
Hermetic Science - Prophecies ....CD $9.00
Michael Hill's Blues Mob - Bloodlines ....CD $9.00
Michael Hill's Blues Mob - Have Mercy ....CD $9.00
Hoggwash - Last Horizon ....CD $9.00
Buddy Holly - From the Original Master Tapes ....CD $7.00
Freddie Hubbard - Hub-Tones ....CD $9.00
Bobbi Humphrey - City Beat ....CD $9.00
Bobbi Humphrey - Fancy Dancer ....CD $9.00
Bobbi Humphrey - Passions Flute ....CD $9.00
Bobbi Humphrey - Satin Doll ....CD $9.00

Iona - Journey into the Morn ....CD $9.00
Iona - Open Sky ....CD $9.00
Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings ....CD $9.00
Isildur's Bane - The Voyage - A Trip to Elsewhere Volume 1 ....CD $9.00
Isildur's Bane - The Voyage - A Trip to Elsewhere Volume 2 ....CD $9.00
It Bites - Calling all the Heroes-The Best of It Bites ....CD $7.00
It Bites - Eat Me in St. Louis ....CD $9.00
Italian Instabile Orchestra - European Concerts '94-'97 ....CD $9.00

Jackson 5 - Ultimate Collection ....CD $7.00
Jade Warrior - Distant Echoes ....CD $9.00
Jazz Is Dead - Blue Light Rain ....CD $9.00
Eddie Jefferson - Godfather of Vocalese ....CD $9.00
Eddie Jefferson - Jazz Singer ....CD $9.00
Jethro Tull - A ....CD $9.00
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses ....CD $9.00
Booker T. Jones - Potato Hole ....CD $9.00
Booker T. Jones - Road from Memphis ....CD $9.00
Louis Jordan - Best of Louis Jordan ....CD $9.00
Journey - Look into the Future ....CD $9.00
Judas Priest - Original Album Classics [5CDs] ....5 CD Set $19.00

Kada - Kada ....CD $9.00
Kaipa - Keyholder ....CD $9.00
Kaipa - Notes from the Past ....CD $9.00
Karmakanic - Entering the Spectra [CD-R] ....CD-R $7.00
Nigel Kennedy & The Kroke Band - East Meets East ....CD $9.00
King Crimson - Deja Vrooom [DVD] ....DVD $12.00
King's X - Faith Hope Love ....CD $9.00
Roland Kirk - Domino ....CD $9.00
Konitz Mehldau & Haden - Alone Together ....CD $9.00
Kronos Quartet - Complete Landmark Sessions [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Kronos Quartet - Kronos Caravan ....CD $9.00

Ladybug Transistor - Albemarle Sound ....CD $9.00
Lambert Hendricks & Ross - Sing a Song of Basie ....CD $9.00
Jack Lancaster - Skinningrove Bay ....CD $9.00
Yusef Lateef - African American Epic Suite - Music for Quintet and Orchestra ....CD $9.00
Yusef Lateef - Anthology: Every Village Has a Song [2CD] ....double CD $12.00
Latte e Miele - Passio Secundum Mattheum ....CD $9.00
Hubert Laws - Laws of Jazz + Flute By-Laws ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - Contrappunti ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - Felona e Sorona ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - Florian ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - In Concerto ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - Piccola Rapsodia dell'Ape ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - Smogmagica ....CD $9.00
Le Orme - Verita Nascoste ....CD $9.00
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin [JPN Paper Sleeve-no obi] ....CD $17.00
Locanda della Fate - Forse Le Lucciole Non Si ....CD $9.00
Love - The Forever Changes Concert [DVD] ....DVD $12.00
Nick Lowe - Best of Nick Lowe ....CD $9.00

Ed Macan's Hermetic Science - Ed Macan's Hermetic Science ....CD $9.00
Kevin Mahogany - Another Time Another Place ....CD $9.00
Kevin Mahogany - Songs & Moments ....CD $9.00
Kevin Mahogany - You Got What It Takes ....CD $9.00
Mars Volta - Amputechture ....CD $9.00
Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium ....CD $9.00
Steve Masekowski - Direct AXEcess ....CD $9.00
Keiko Matsui - White Owl [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Maze of Time - Tales From the Maze ....CD $9.00
The Meters - Very Best of The Meters ....CD $7.00
Steve Miller Band - Children of the Future ....CD $9.00
Charles Mingus - Original Album Classics (Mingus Ah Um + Mingus Dynasty + Tijuana Moods) [3CDs] ....triple CD $15.00
Moe. - Meat. ....CD $9.00
Thelonius Monk - Solo Monk ....CD $9.00
Montrose - Very Best of Montrose ....CD $7.00
Van Morrison - Best of Van Morrison ....CD $7.00
Neal Morse - ? ....CD $9.00
Neal Morse - Testimony [2CDs] ....double CD $12.00
Mystery - At the Dawn of a New Millennium ....CD $9.00



Now you may ask yourself, if those titles are being let go at a 'nice price,' are there also some rarities in the collection that demand a 'not quite as nice price?' And the answer is yes. There are some that are just a few dollars more and some that are 'a bit higher.' If you're interested, here is the list of artists.


Monty Alexander's Ivory & Steel
Area
Asturcon
Ginger Baker (with Jens Johansson & Jonas Hellborg)
Bonfire
Brecker Brothers
Cargo
Glass Hammer
Isildurs Bane
Karmakanic
Jeff Lorber Fusion
Various Artists
Gary Windo

 


 

And of course we still have the ever popular Anonymous  & BB Collections.   As customary, all prices have dropped since the lists were last sent out with MANY titles down to a single dollar!  For a single dollar you can try something you're curious about but have never heard before!  Everything must go!!!  Anonymous, who is one of your fellow Artist Shop Newsletter subscribers, has realized that he now has more music in his collection than he can ever listen to in a lifetime and has decided to break the ties to a large part of it while donating all his proceeds to charity. In his mother's memory, part of that will go to the American Cancer Society. Also benefiting will be the St. Jude Children's Reasearch Hospital and the Unicef International Children's Fund. (BTW, if anyone else out there is in the same situation and has a large collection, more than you'll ever listen to in a lifetime, that needs curating, please drop me a note.)  Below you'll find a list of books, DVDs and CDs for sale. Anonymous is a real progressive music fan and the majority of the CDs from his collection are imports. I should mention that for each title below, there is only ONE copy available. So if you see something you want, let me know right away!

 

 

The Anonymous Collection

 

Books

Beatles - Can't buy me love: The Beatles, Britain & America ....Book $5.00
Beatles - The Beatles - A celebration ....Book $5.00
Beatles - The Beatles diary - Volume 2: After the breakup '70-'01 ....Book $1.00
Clapton, Eric - Eric Clapton - The complete guide to his music ....Book $1.00
Clapton, Eric - Eric Clapton - From the cradle Tour book ....Book $5.00
Cream - Cream - The Legendary Sixties Supergroup ....Book $5.00
Djam Karet - Two Bumper Stickers ....2 Bumper Stickers $1.00
Dylan, Bob - Dylan - Visions, portraits & back pages [hardbound] ....Book $5.00

Jazz - El Jazz Criollo y Otras Yerbas (1945-1998) ....Book $1.00
Jazz - El Jazz y Sus Espejos 1 ....Book $1.00
Jazz - El Jazz y Sus Espejos vol. 2 ....Book $1.00
Jazz - What to listen for in Jazz + CD ....Book $1.00

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused ....Book $5.00
McCartney, Paul - Paul McCartney - 20 years on his own ....Book $5.00
McLaughlin, John - John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension Tour Program 2007 ....Book $5.00

Rock - Rock: La otra historia [Spanish Language] ....Book $5.00
Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones Complete Discography ....Book $1.00
Roxy Music - Re-make / Re-model: Becoming Roxy Music ....Book $1.00
Santana, Carlos - Carlos Santana - Back on top ....Book $1.00



DVDs

America - In concert Ohne Filter ....DVD $1.00
America - Live Ventura Theatre (w/friends) [DVD + CD] ....DVD + CD $9.00
Vicente Amigo - En concierto desde Cordoba ....DVD $1.00
Louis Armstrong - Live, New York ....DVD $5.00
Beatles - Alone & together ....DVD $5.00
Beatles - First U.S. visit ....DVD $5.00
Beatles - On the road (PAL DVD) ....DVD $5.00
Carpenters - Super hits ....DVD $5.00
Chicago - Live by request ....DVD $1.00
Furio Chirico (Arti + Mestieri) - Singin' drums ....DVD $1.00
Eric Clapton - In Japan, Yokohama Arena ....DVD $7.00
Chick Corea - Elektric Band: Live, Maintenance Shop ....DVD $7.00
Chano Dominguez - Mira como viene [PAL] ....DVD $5.00

Fulano - La farsa continua ....DVD $5.00
Medwyn Goodall - Cornwall ....DVD $1.00
Medwyn Goodall - Dolphins & the sea ....DVD $1.00
Roy Harper - Rock Legends, Metropolis Studios ....DVD $7.00
Jimi Hendrix - Until We Meet Again (PAL Region 0) ....DVD $2.00

Kitaro - Best of… ....DVD $1.00
Kitaro - Peace on Earth ....DVD $1.00
Kitaro - Thinking of you ....DVD $1.00
Koenji Hyakkei - Live at Star Pine's Cafe ....DVD $7.00
Living Loud - Debut Live Concert Sydney Fox Studios ....DVD $2.00
Malibran - 10 anni in concerto ....DVD $5.00

Real de Catorce - De cierto azul ....DVD $5.00
Paul Rodgers - Live at Udo Music Festival ....DVD $1.00
Ruins & Various Artists - Let's Dance with Irregular Rhythms ....DVD $7.00
Carlos Santana - Budokan live, Tokyo ....DVD $5.00
Sigur Ros - Heima (2DVD) ....2DVD $2.00
Sting - Bring on the night ....DVD $5.00
Lennie Tristano - The Copenhagen concert ....DVD $1.00
Twelfth Night - Reading Rock (PAL Region 0) ....DVD $1.00

Uzeb - The last concert ....DVD $1.00
Janos Varga (East) - Project: Live, The wings of revelation ....DVD $7.00
Various - All my loving (Tony Palmer) ....DVD $5.00
Various - Band Du Lac: On night only live (w/Clapton, Rutherford, etc.) ....DVD $5.00
Various - Live 8 (4D) ....4DVD $4.00
Various - Visions video collection ....DVD $1.00
Various - Woodstock [Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Country Joe] ....DVD $7.00
Various - Woodstock [Santana, The Who, Janis Joplin] ....DVD $7.00

Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao da Terra) - Trilhas e Temas em concerto ao vivo (w/Transfonica Orkestra) ....DVD $5.00
Rick Wakeman - Out There [PAL Region 0] ….DVD $2.00
Pete York - Super drumming I ....DVD $1.00




CDs

Sergio Alvarez - Naturalezas Disonantes ....CD $3.00
Vicente Amigo - Poeta ....CD $1.00
Vicente Amigo - Un Momento En El Sonido ....CD $1.00
Azabache - No Gracias ....CD $3.00

Syd Barret - A Fish out of Water (Cd + Book) ....CD + Book $6.00
Blues Section (Wigwam) - Blues Section ....CD $6.00

Casiopea - The Party ....CD $3.00
Marc Ceccotti (Of Edhels) - M.A.S.C. ....CD $3.00
Cervello - Melos [Paper Sleeve Edition] ....CD $6.00
Michel Cusson (Uzeb) - Wolves (Soundtrack) [No Tray Card] ....CD $1.00

Discus - Discus 1st ....CD $6.00
Djabe - Goes to Festivals ....CD $6.00
Djabe - Ly-o-lay Ale Loya ....CD $6.00
Marc Ducret (Bobby Previte) - Le Kodo ....CD $6.00

East (Janos Varga) - A Szerelem Sivataga ....CD $6.00
Edhels (Marc Cecotti) - Saltimbanques ....CD $3.00

Fish (Marillion) - For Whom the Bells Toll (2cd) ....2 CD $6.00
Fragil - Alunado [Autographed!] ....Autographed CD $9.00
Fragil - Cuento Real [Autographed!] ....Autographed CD $9.00
Fulano - Vivo ....CD $3.00

Gaa - Auf Der Bahn Zum Uranus [Cd Only-no Graphics] ....CD $1.00
Gift - Gift ....CD $6.00
Mick Grabham (Procol Harum) - Mick the Lad ....CD $6.00

Hands - The Early Years '74-'75 ....CD $3.00
High Tide (Hazchem) - The Reason of Success ....CD $3.00

Ibis - Ibis ....CD $3.00
Ihre Kinder (Sonny Hennig) - ...ihre Kinder ....CD $3.00
Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion + the Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (2cd) ....2 CD $6.00
Itziar - Itziar ....CD $3.00

Kenso - 76/77 ....CD $6.00

Marco Lo Muscio - New Horizons ....CD $1.00
Bjorn Lynne - Accelerator ....CD $6.00

Man - Slow Motion ....CD $6.00
Maskit Chamber - Heaven Machine ....CD $1.00
Matalex - Proud ....CD $1.00
Matalex - Wild Indian Summer ....CD $1.00
Scott Mcgill (Finneus Gauge) - Ripe ....CD $1.00
Sarah Mclachlan - Afterglow Live (Cd + Dvd) ....CD + DVD $2.00
Sarah Mclachlan - Mirrorball: the Complete Concert (2cd) ....2CD $2.00
Sarah Mclachlan - Surfacing ....CD $1.00
Midas - In Concert Live! ....CD $6.00

Milton Nascimento - Cancao Da American ( Best Of) ....CD $1.00
Network (Conglomerate, Groon) - L.n.c. ....CD $1.00
Network (Conglomerate, Groon) - Precisely the Opposite of What We Know to Be True ....CD $1.00
Network (Conglomerate, Groon) - The Bible Says ....CD $1.00
Carlos Nunez - Carlos Nunez & Amigos (Cd + Dvd) ....CD $3.00
Carlos Nunez - Cinema Do Mar [Cd + Dvd] .... CD + DVD $7.00
Carlos Nunez - Mayo Longo ....CD $1.00
Carlos Nunez - Os Amores Libres ....CD $1.00

Patrick Ohearn - Ancient Dreams ....CD $1.00
Osanna (Ibis, Uno) - Milano Calibro 9 (Soundtrack) ....CD $6.00

Eugene Pao - Naked Time (W/Michael Brecker, Dan Gottlieb) ....CD $6.00
Enrico Pieranunzi - Deep Down ....CD $3.00
Enrico Pieranunzi - Jazz Roads ....CD $3.00
Enrico Pieranunzi - No Man's Land ....CD $3.00
Pihasoittajat - Hattukauppiaan Aamu ....CD $6.00
Poco - The Very Best Of... ....CD $1.00

Quadraphonic - Il Giorno Sottile ....CD $1.00
Quaterna Requiem - Elisa Wiermann & Kleber Vogel: a Mao Livre ....CD $3.00
Quaterna Requiem - Livre ....CD $3.00

Robert Rich - Stalker ....CD $1.00
Ritual - Ritual ....CD $1.00
Ritual - Superb Birth ....CD $1.00
Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Live Havanna ....CD $1.00
Rush - Retrospective 3 ....CD $1.00

Perico Sambeat - Ademuz (W/Brad Mehldau) ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - Dual Force, Live - Ronnie Scott's ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - Jindungo ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - New York-Barcelona Crossing I (W/Brad Mehldau) ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - New York-Barcelona Crossing II (W/Brad Mehldau) ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - Paraula De Jazz ....CD $6.00
Perico Sambeat - Punto De Partida ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - Sedajazz Latin Ensemble: Este Tambien ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - Some Other Spring ....CD $6.00
Perico Sambeat - Uptown Dance ....CD $1.00
Perico Sambeat - Ziribuye ....CD $1.00
Sixun (Louis Winsberg, Jean-Pierre Como) - Nomad's Land ....CD $3.00
Sixun (Louis Winsberg, Jean-Pierre Como) - Nouvelle Vague ....CD $1.00
Sixun (Louis Winsberg, Jean-Pierre Como) - Nuit Blanch ....CD $3.00
Alan Stivell - 1 Douar ....CD $1.00
Alan Stivell - Before Landing ....CD $6.00
Alan Stivell - Telenn A' Skuih-dour ("Harpes Du Novel Age") ....CD $6.00
Alan Stivell - Telenn Geltiek ("Harpe Celtique") ....CD $6.00
Storm at Sunrise - Suffering ....CD $1.00
Demetrio Stratos - La Voce ....CD $3.00
Stromboli - Shutdown + Stromboli in Quartet [2cd] ....2 CD $7.00
Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Jean-Luc Ponty) - Steppin' Out ....CD $1.00
Max Sunyer (Iceberg, Pegasus, Guitarras Mestizas) - Arroz Con Costra ....CD $3.00
Max Sunyer (Iceberg, Pegasus, Guitarras Mestizas) - Black Coral ....CD $3.00
Max Sunyer (Iceberg, Pegasus, Guitarras Mestizas) - Sal Marina ....CD $3.00
Max Sunyer (Iceberg, Pegasus, Guitarras Mestizas) - Silencis ....CD $3.00
Synkopy - Kidleni + Flying Tim ....CD $6.00
Syrius - Szettort Almok ....CD $3.00

Steve Tavaglione (Mark Varney Project, Frank Gambale) - Blue Tav ....CD $1.00
O Terco - Live, the Palace ....CD $3.00
Teru's Symphonia - Do Androids Dream of Electric Camel? ....CD $6.00
Teru's Symphonia - Fable of the Seven Pillows ....CD $6.00
Third Ear Band - Necromancers of the Drifting (Book) + Abelard & Heloise Cd (Soundtrack) ....CD + Book $7.00
Third Perkins - Singularity ....CD $1.00
Tiemko - Ocean ....CD $6.00
Tir Na Nog - Spotlight ....CD $1.00
Tomatito - Aguadulce ....CD $1.00
Tomatito - Barrio Negro ....CD $1.00
Tomatito - Guitarra Gitana ....CD $1.00
Tomatito - Nuevos Medios Coleccion ....CD $1.00
Tomatito - Paseo De Los Castanos ....CD $1.00
Tomatito / Michael Camilo - Spain ....CD $1.00
Triana - Una Historia De La Luz Y De La Sombra (2cd) ....2 CD $7.00
Tryo - Crudo ....CD $1.00
Tryo - Dos Mundos ....CD $1.00
Tryo - Patrimonio [Cantera Label] ....CD $1.00

Uchpa - Quechua Rock and Blues ....CD $6.00
Ultramarine - De ....CD $1.00
Ultramarine - E Si Mala ....CD $6.00
Paul Urbanek - Common Language (W/Berti Mayer) ....CD $1.00
Paul Urbanek - Funboard ....CD $3.00
Paul Urbanek - Reverse Composing (W/Berti Mayer) ....CD $3.00
Paul Urbanek - The Hans Koller Concept (W/Hans Koller & Wolfgang Puschnig) ....CD $3.00
Paul Urbanek - The Hans Koller Concept 2 (W/Hans Koller & Wolfgang Puschnig) ....CD $6.00
Michal Urbaniak - Polish Jazz Vol. 9 ....CD $6.00

Vandermark 5 - Acoustic Machine ....CD $1.00
Janos Varga (East) - The Wings of Revelation I ....CD $1.00
Various - Unicorn Records: Progression in Balance Vol. 1 ....CD $1.00
Various (Fusion) - Schrapnel/Tone Center: a Guitar Supreme, Giant Steps in Fusion Guitar ....CD $1.00
Various (Prog) - Luna Negra: E-progeny ....CD $1.00
Various (Prog) - Luna Negra: Pangea 2 [Book + Cd] ....CD + Book $3.00
Kiko Veneno - Veneno ....CD $1.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Musica Das Esferas Ii - Acqua ....CD $1.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Musica Das Esferas Iii - Terra ....CD $1.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Musica Das Esferas Iv - Aere ....CD $1.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Musica Das Esferas V - Ignis ....CD $3.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Musica Para Os Quatro Elementos ....CD $1.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Pantanal (Suite Sinfonica, Soundtrack) ....CD $1.00
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coracao Da Terra) - Speranza, Uma Odisseia Italiana ("Terra Nostra" Soundtrack) ....CD $1.00
Vibe Tribe - Cool Shoes ....CD $1.00
Vibe Tribe - Foreign Affairs ....CD $1.00
Lluis Vidal - Carme Canela: Cravo & Canela (W/Orchestra De Cambra D'andorra) ....CD $1.00
Lluis Vidal - Piano Solo ....CD $1.00
Lluis Vidal - Tribute to Duke Ellington (W/Orquestra De Cambra Teatre Lliure) ....CD $1.00
Lluis Vidal - Trio: Milikituli (W/Jordi Gaspar & David Xirgu) ....CD $3.00
Lluis Vidal - Trio: Tren Nocturn (W/Jordi Gaspar & David Xirgu) ....CD $3.00
Ernesto Vidal & Cia - Draghi ....CD $1.00
Poncho Vidales - Entre Dos Paredes ....CD $1.00
Virus - Thoughts ....CD $6.00
Visible Wind - Narcissus Goes to the Moon ....CD $1.00
Sam Vitoulis - April 4th '84 ....CD $3.00
Sam Vitoulis - Leonard (W/Sergio Koval) ....CD $6.00
Roy Vogt - Simplicity ....CD $1.00
Volume 33 - Riot! at the Hamborough Tavern ....CD $1.00

Marc Wagnon (Tunnels) - An Afterthought ....CD $1.00
Marc Wagnon (Tunnels) - Shadowlines ....CD $1.00
Kazumi Watanabe - Guitar Renaissance Ii (Japanese Paper Sleeve Edition) ....JPN Paper Sleeve CD $13.00
Waterfall - Waterfall ....CD $1.00
Mitch Watkins - Curves ....CD $1.00
Mitch Watkins - Strings with Wings ....CD $1.00
Mitch Watkins - Underneath It All ....CD $1.00
Susan Weinert - Mysterious Stories ....CD $6.00
Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny) - Don't Be Scared Any More ....CD $1.00
Wind - Morning ....CD $1.00
Louis Winsberg (Sixun) - Appassionata ....CD $1.00
Louis Winsberg (Sixun) - Camino ....CD $1.00
Louis Winsberg (Sixun) - Jaleo ....CD $1.00
Louis Winsberg (Sixun) - La Danse Du Vent ....CD $6.00
Louis Winsberg & Sylvain Luc - Petits Deja... ....CD $3.00
Eric Wollo - Wind Journey ....CD $1.00

Xinema - Different Ways ....CD $1.00




Now you may ask yourself, if those titles are being let go at a 'nice price,' are there also some rarities in the collection that demand a 'not quite as nice price?' And the answer is yes. There are some that are just a few dollars more and some that are 'a bit higher.' If you're interested, here is the list of books by subject followed by a list of the DVD and CD artists.



Book Subjects

The Beatles
Flamenco
Jazz Rock

Rock
Stewart, Rod



DVD Artists

Fairport Convention
Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns


CD Artists


Anyone's Daughter
Juan Manuel Canizares
Jean-Pierre Como (Sixun)
Marc Ducret (Bobby Previte)
Elegant Simplicity
Embryo
Eurock Magazine Cdrom Book
Gordon Giltrap
Daniel Goyone
Guadalquivir
High Tide (Hazchem)
String Driven Thing




If you're interested in any of those book subjects or CD & DVD artists, let me know which and I'll send you a list of titles available.

 


 

The BB Collection

Another of your fellow Artist Shop Newsletter subscribers has decided it's time to thin out his collection.  Below you'll find a list of progressive, new age, ambient, pop, rock and a few other genres thrown in for good measure all being let go at a nice price.  (If you need to thin out your own collection, drop me a note and let me know what you've got).   As is usual in the case of such collections, there is only one copy available for each title on the list.  So if you see something you want, let me know ASAP.   You can order at https://www.artist-shop.com/secure.htm .  Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, just email me at artshop@artist-shop.com .

 

 

DVDs

Keane - Strangers [2DVD] ....2 DVD $3.00
Ryo Okumoto - Live in Tokyo Japan DVD-R [Autographed] ....DVD-R $3.00

 

CDs

Abigail's Ghost - Selling Insincerity ....CD $5.00
Clay Aiken - A Thousand Different Ways ....CD $1.00
Alternative 4 - The Brink ....CD $5.00
The Amber Light - Goodbye to Dusk Farewell to Dawn ....CD $5.00
Robert Andrews - An Amnesty for Bonny Things on Sunny Days ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone - Another Star in the Sky ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone - Citizen of Time ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone - In the Wake of the Wind ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone - Quest of the Dream Warrior ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone - Return of the Guardians ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone - Spirit Wind ....CD $1.00
David Arkenstone & Kostia - The Spirit of Olympia ....CD $1.00
Ayman Hisham & Mars Lasar - A Whisper Across the Sand ....CD $1.00

John Blinn - Portraits ....CD $1.00
Blue October - Foiled ....CD $1.00
BoA - The First Album ....CD $1.00

Cast - Beyond Reality ....CD $5.00
Cathedral - Hopkins (The Witchfinder General) ....CD $1.00
Chaplin's Breakfast - The Darkness Display ....CD $5.00
Suzanne Ciani - Hotel Luna ....CD $1.00
Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo ....CD $1.00
The Corrs - In Blue ....CD $1.00
The Cotton Soeterboek Band - Twisted ....CD $1.00
The Cure - Bloodflowers ....CD $1.00
The Cure - Disintegration ....CD $1.00
The Cure - Mixed Up ....CD $1.00
The Cure - Wish ....CD $1.00

Delerium - Faces Forms & Illusions ....CD $7.00
Delerium - Karma ....CD $1.00
Delerium - Poem ....CD $1.00
Delerium - Reflections II ....CD $1.00
Delerium - Semantic Spaces ....CD $1.00
Delerium - Spiritual Archives ....CD $1.00
Delerium featuring Leigh Nash - Innocente ....CD $1.00
Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase ....CD $5.00
Bill Douglas - Circle of Moons ....CD $1.00

The Elysian Fields - We...The Enlightened ....CD $1.00
The Essence - Nothing Lasts Forever ....CD $5.00
Exchange - Beyond Words ....CD $1.00
Exchange - Into the Night ....CD $1.00

John Flomer - Night in the Vapor Jungle ....CD $1.00
Food for Worms - The Ultimate Diet ....CD $1.00
John Ford - Backtracking ....CD $1.00
Frazier Chorus - Ray ....CD $1.00
Frazier Chorus - Sue ....CD $1.00
Frazier Chorus - Wide Awake ....CD $1.00
Front Line Assembly - Everything Must Perish ....CD $1.00

Martin L. - Gore - Counterfeit ....CD $1.00

Jack Yello - Thorns of Anger ....CD $1.00
Jeremy - Celestial City ....CD $1.00
Jeremy - Salt the Planet ....CD $1.00
Libby Johnson - Annabella ....CD $1.00
Carrie Johnson - Strength to Move ....CD $1.00

Keane - Hopes and Fears ....CD $1.00
Nikolo Kotzev - Nostradamus [2 CD] ....2 CD $7.00

Life9 - Life9 ....CD $5.00
Little Hans - Wunderkind [no boolet or tray] ....CD $3.00
Lovehammers - Murder on My Mind ....CD $1.00

Magellan - Impending Ascension ....CD $1.00
Magus - Magus ....CD $1.00
Manning - One Small Step ....CD $5.00
Manning - The Ragged Curtain ....CD $5.00
Maze of Time - Tales from the Maze ....CD $5.00
Steven McDonald - Spinfield ....CD $1.00
MiG - MiG ....CD $1.00
Millenium - Jericho ....CD $1.00
Mirage - A Secret Place ....CD $1.00
Mojave 3 - Ask Me Tomorrow ....CD $1.00
Mojave 3 - Out of Tune ....CD $1.00
Mojave 3 - Spoon and Rafter ....CD $1.00

Matt Nathanson - Beneath these Fireworks ....CD $1.00
New Eden Orchestra - Anyman ....CD $1.00

Terry Oldfield - Reverence ....CD $1.00
On Thorns I Lay - Crystal Tears ....CD $1.00
The Othello Syndrome - The Shadow of Dreams ....CD $1.00

Tristan Park - Leave to Enter ....CD $1.00
The Pineapple Thief - 4 Stories Down EP ....CD $5.00

Quarkspace - Live Orion ....CD $1.00
Quarkspace - Spacefolds 5 [no booklet or tray] ....CD $3.00
Quintana & Speer - Shades of Shadow ....CD $1.00

Raphael - Angels of the Deep ....CD $1.00
Raphael - Music to Disappear in II ....CD $1.00
Giles Reaves & Jon Goin - Letting Go ....CD $1.00
Robert Rich - Gaudi ....CD $1.00

Schrodinger's Cat - Potter's Field ....CD $1.00
Schrodinger's Cat - Whatever [CD-R] ....CD $1.00
Slowdive - Just for a Day ....CD $5.00
Slowdive - Pygmalion ....CD $5.00
Slowdive - Souvlaki ....CD $5.00
Solar Project - The House of S. Phrenia ....CD $1.00
Solar Project - World Games ....CD $5.00
Paul Speer - Collection 991: Music + Art ....CD $1.00
R. Star - Songs from the Eye of an Elephant ....CD $1.00
Sweet Little Sisters - Heaven on Earth ....CD $5.00

Tempus Fugit - The Dawn After the Storm ....CD $5.00
John Tesh - Music in the Key of Love ....CD $1.00
Trigon - Herzberg 2004 ....CD $5.00
Troika - Goddess ....CD $1.00
Luca Turilli's Dreamquest - Lost Horizons ....CD $1.00

Various Artists - A.D. Music Ltd. Promotional Sampler Vol. 1 ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - After the Storm [2CD] ....2 CD $10.00
Various Artists - Best of Progressive Rock ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Colossus of Rhodes [2 CD] ....2 CD $10.00
Various Artists - Cuneiform Progressive II [no artwork] ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Erdenklang Music Vol. II ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Inside Out Music Sampler 2003 ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Nordic Progressive Sampler ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - OHO - The Oriency Anthology ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - OHO Recollections ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Paths Less Traveled Genterine Records ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Shroom Productions Progressive Music Sampler ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Swedish Progressive Sampler ....CD $1.00
Various Artists - Think Tank Media Sampler V. 4 [no booklet or tray card] ....CD $3.00

Various Artists - When Worlds Collide - Inside Out Music Sampler Vol. 2 ....CD $1.00

Alan Whittaker - Wake Up and Welcome to the Real World ....CD $1.00
Colin Wilson - Strange Weather ....CD $1.00

Yanni - Chameleon Days ....CD $1.00
Yanni - Dare to Dream ....CD $1.00
Yanni - In Celebration of Life ....CD $1.00

 

Now you may ask yourself, if those titles are being let go at a 'nice price,' are there also some rarities in the collection that demand a 'not quite as nice price?' And the answer is yes. There are some that are just a few dollars more and some that are 'a bit higher.' If you're interested, here is the list of DVD and CD artists.


CDs

Aina
Ron Boots
Guy Manning
Progday - Kinections - the Proday Support CD





There's a LOT of new stuff coming out, so expect the next newslette soon!   Spread the word!

Gary
The Artist Shop
http://www.artist-shop.com
877-856-1158 or 330-929-2056


 

#698

August 8, 2016

 

Hi, folks,

Today's newsletter has the latest new and future general import and domestic releases. If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash, Anonymous & BB Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.



Let's start with future releases which you'll find at http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/domestic/preorder.htm .



Videos

Beatles - Beatles And World War Ii - 3PC - DVD $18.98
Limited three disc (NTSC/Region 0 DVD + two CDs) edition. Take a group of some of the most famous solo artists of the 70s - Elton John, Tina Turner, The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, David Essex, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Helen Reddy, Status Quo, Jeff Lynne and Frankie Valli and get them to sing cover versions of some of the most famous Beatles songs ever written, add a considerable dollop of documentary footage of the Second World War telling the story of that epic encounter, AND... what do you have? The Beatles and World War II! Sound crazy? It is. But enormously entertaining, and occasionally quite chilling.

Deep Purple - Live At The NEC    DVD $15.98
Recorded in 2002, the farewell show for Jon Lord, founding member of Deep Purple.  Deep Purple touches on all key hits over their career.

Harrison, George - Beatle In Benton Illinois - Special Edition, 2PC     DVD $21.98

Hayward, Justin - Live In Concert At The Capitol Theatre     DVD $18.98
Justin Hayward: Live In Concert at the Capitol Theatre is the latest DVD release from the legendary Moody Blues vocalist, guitarist & composer. This intimate performance recorded in surround sound has been expertly captured by award winning filmmaker & composer David Minasian, and is truly one of Justin's finest solo performances. The DVD includes the epic bonus music video, The Wind of Heaven.

Hendrix, Jimi - Hey Joe - The Music Story    DVD $14.98
Jimi is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music. Hendrix won several awards in his life, and has been posthumously awarded several more since including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.. He has been inducted into the U.S Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame, and Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the top guitarist in its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time. This new DVD features a documentary film about Hendrix that goes behind the legendary person in an attempt to understand how it was that a boy from the North West of America quickly became, and almost 45 years after his death absolutely remains, the finest, most imaginative and flamboyant guitarist ever to have manipulated a fret-board.

Journey - Live In Manila - With CD, 3PC - Blu-ray $38.98
Journey - Live In Manila - With CD, 3PC - DVD $34.98
Originally released on DVD in 2009, Journey Live In Manila is now being reissued on DVD and Blu-ray; but for the first time featuring the audio from the show on 2CD. Filmed in 4K utilizing RED technology to deliver extraordinary quality, this release captures Journey's concert at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila, Phillipines on March 14th, 2009. It marked the return to his hometown of the band's then newly arrived singer and frontman Arnel Pineda. Journey delivered an inspired performance in front of an adoring crowd as they played a set of greatest hits interspersed with tracks from their 2008 album Revelation. This is a must-have for any Journey fan.

Radiohead - True Love - Music Story   DVD $14.98

Rundgren, Todd - An Evening With Todd Rundgren-Live At The Ridgefield     Blu-ray $16.98
An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, and starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang On The Drum" PLUS fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades! Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015! CD/DVD package comes in a special 6-panel digipak!

Styx - Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas   DVD $15.98
Styx - Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas   Blu-ray $18.98
"Live At The Orleans Arena, Las Vegas" captures Styx bringing their stunning live show to the world's entertainment capital. Backed by huge video screens the band rock their way through a string of hit songs and classic album tracks drawn from across their hugely successful career. With numerous platinum and multi-platinum albums to their name Styx are one of the biggest live draws in rock music and have an enviable reputation as supreme concert performers. Bonus Features: Interview with Styx.

Toto/Live at Montreux 1991    DVD w/CD  $21.98
Toto have welcomed many different band members across their long career but in the early nineties they had a short period as a four-piece featuring Steve Lukather (guitar & lead vocals), David Paich (keyboards & vocals), Jeff Porcaro (drums & percussion) and Mike Porcaro (bass). The line-up, with some additional touring members, performed this concert at Montreux in July 1991 and would go on to make the Kingdom Of Desire album released in 1992, shortly after the tragic early death of drummer Jeff Porcaro. The Montreux show, now being released for the first time, combines then unreleased tracks from the Kingdom Of Desire album with classic hits and covers of songs by Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone. It is a perfect addition to any Toto fan's collection.

Wakeman, Rick - Starmus UK - Import, NTSC Region 0 - DVD $24.98
Rick Wakeman and the English Rock Ensemble live at Starmus with special guest Brian May.



CD Box Sets

Ashra - Correlations Complete - 5PC $64.98
From Manuel Gottsching and company comes this deluxe five disc edition of Ashra's Correlattions album. The first CD is the album as first released. The second disc is the album as the band originally intended it to be released. Discs three through five represent a 'making of' the album with much previously unreleased material.

Besombes, Philippe - Anthology 1975-1979 - Deluxe Edition, 4PC $32.98
Deluxe Ltd. Ed. four CD set of studio albums by France's pioneering electronic avant garde artist, Philippe Besombes. Includes the dramatic electro-acoustic experimental soundtrack for the 1975 film Libra, plus the 1979 solo album as well as both albums by Besombes' progressive electronic group Hydravion. Comes packaged in a sturdy box with individual sleeves for each CD as well as a booklet containing extensive liner notes written by Dave Thompson based on a brand new interview with Besombes.

Big Country - 5 Classic Albums Boxed Set, UK - Import, 5PC $24.98

Bowie, David - Who Can I Be Now? (1974 To 1976) - Boxed Set, 12PC $134.98
Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE WHO CAN I BE NOW? (1974 1976), the second in a series of box sets spanning his career from 1969. The follow up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS (1969 1973) will contain the previously unreleased album from 1974 called THE GOUSTER. The twelve CD box features all of the material officially released by Bowie during the so-called American phase of his career from 1974 to 1976. The box set, which is named after a track recorded in 1974 but not officially released until the 1990s, includes DIAMOND DOGS , DAVID LIVE (in original and 2005 mixes), YOUNG AMERICANS and STATION TO STATION (in original and 2010 mixes) as well as THE GOUSTER, LIVE NASSAU COLISEUM 76 and a new compilation entitled RE:CALL 2 which is a collection of single versions and non-album b-sides. All of the formats include tracks that have never before appeared on CD/vinyl/digital as well as new remasters. Exclusive to the box set is THE GOUSTER previously unreleased as a complete album it was recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia in 1974 and produced by Tony Visconti. The album was mixed and mastered before David decamped to New York to work with John Lennon and Harry Maslin on what became the YOUNG AMERICANS album. THE GOUSTER contains three previously unreleased mixes of Right , Can You Hear Me and Somebody Up There Likes Me.

Campbell, Ian Folk Group - Complete Transatlantic Recordings Boxed Set, Deluxe Edition, UK - Import, 4PC $35.98
This 4 CD collection gathers together for the first time the entire Ian Campbell Folk Group catalogue recorded for Transatlantic Records, covering the period 1963-1968. This collection includes 6 studio albums plus related bonus material from the period. The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most respected, influential and best known British folk groups of the 1960's. Taking their origins from Aberdeen, the band formed in Birmingham in 1958. They signed to Transatlantic Records in 1963 and proceeded to record the content of this collection over the next 6 years. They topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, made numerous TV appearances, attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 and were prolific live performers throughout Europe. Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg who both achieved fame with Fairport Convention, are featured in this collection

Denny, Sandy - 5 Classic Albums Boxed Set, UK - Import, 5PC $24.98

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Anthology - 3PC $24.98
2016 three CD collection from the iconic prog rock trio. Produced by Greg Lake, this career-spanning set has 39 tracks from the years 1970 to 1998, with the choice of material approved by the band. It is presented in special casebound book packaging with detailed, informative sleeve notes, and illustrated with rare band photographs. Among the highlights are "Karn Evil 9," "Still... You Turn Me On," the band's performance of Aaron Copland's "Hoedown," their version of "Jerusalem," "Fanfare For The Common Man," Emerson's rendition of "Honky Tonk Train Blues," Lake's 1975 solo hit "I Believe In Father Christmas" and the group's interpretation of the TV theme "Peter Gunn."

Garcia, Bloomfield, Gravenites, Flying Burrito Brothers - Broadcasts 1971-1976 Boxed Set, UK - Import, 7PC $42.98

Hackett, Steve - Original Album Collection: Discovering Steve Holland - Import, 5PC $25.98

King Crimson - Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind - With Blu-Ray, 4PC $42.98

Led Zeppelin - Complete BBC Sessions - 3PC $24.98
Led Zeppelin - Complete BBC Sessions - With LP, Deluxe Edition, 8PC $164.98
Super deluxe.3cd.5lp.

Morse, Neal - Alive Again - With DVD, 3PC $24.98
Riding on the tremendous success of their breakthrough album, The Grand Experiment, The Neal Morse Band set out on a tremendously successful world tour in the spring of 2015. Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy have teamed up with Randy George, Eric Gillette, and Bill Hubauer to create one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Full stop. The Alive Again package shows them at the top of their form performing for a rousing audience in Holland March 6, 2015.

Pain of Salvation - Original Album Collection: Discovering Pain of Salvation Holland - Import, 5PC $25.98

Phillips, Anthony - Private Parts & Pieces V-VIII Boxed Set, Deluxe Edition, UK - Import, 5PC $34.98
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a 5CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS.   Among his many other releases Anthony is known for the successful series of the Private Parts & Pieces albums. Beginning in 1978 the first four volumes featured an extensive range of music recorded by Ant for various projects (going as far back as 1972) and came to be regarded by fans as essential collections of his wide and diverse compositional work. Now, Anthony Phillips and Jonathan Dann have compiled this 5 disc deluxe set, which gathers together the second four Private Parts & Pieces albums, along with an additional 19-track CD of previously unreleased material. Private Parts & Pieces V - VIII is the definitive statement on these classic albums. The set includes a lavish booklet with an essay by Jonathan Dann and fully restores the artwork of the original releases.

Pooh - Pooh 50: L'Ultima Notte Insieme Italy - Import, 3PC $33.98
Pooh - Pooh 50: L'Ultima Notte Insieme With DVD, Italy - Import, 4PC $41.98

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live Across America 1967-1977 - Ltd. Ed., Boxed Set, 5PC $43.98
Limited five CD set containing vintage live recordings from San Francisco's most renowned psychedelic jam band, Quicksilver Messenger Service - available here for the first time! This set features the classic QMS line-up with the twin guitar attack of Gary Duncan and John Cipollina tearing through fan favorites including "Who Do You Love?," "Gold & Silver," "Pride Of Man," "Mona," and lots more.

Schulze, Klaus & Pete Namlook - Dark Side Of The Moog 9-11 - 5PC $32.98
Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought after series The Dark Side Of The Moog by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The third box contains Vol. 9 to Vol. 11 and two bonus CDs.

Townsend, Devin - Original Album Collection: Discovering Devin Holland - Import, 5PC $25.98

Turtles - Complete Original Album Collection - Boxed Set, 6PC $69.98
Digitally remastered six CD box set. Originally released on the small White Whale label, the Turtles' original albums have remained stubbornly out of print for many years, leaving fans with various greatest-hits collections that only scratched the surface of the band's deep and rewarding catalog. The Turtles' label FloEdCo, in association with Manifesto Records, celebrates the band's 50th anniversary with the release of The Complete Original Albums Collection, a CD box set containing the six albums that the Turtles released between 1965 to 1970, plus a wealth of rare bonus material. Each of the band's first three albums - It Ain't Me Babe, You Baby and Happy Together - is presented in it's original mono and stereo mixes, while each of the remaining three - The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands, Turtle Soup and Wooden Head - provide a generous assortment of rare bonus tracks, including some previously unreleased material. Meticulously researched and prepared from the original master tapes by renowned engineer Bill Inglot, and contains detailed liner notes by noted writer and archivist Andrew Sandoval. The resulting package offer a unique insight into one of rock's most misunderstood bands.

UK - Ultimate Collector's Edition - With Blu-Ray Audio, With Book, Boxed Set, 16PC $169.98

Walker, Scott - 5 Classic Albums Boxed Set, UK - Import, 5PC $24.98

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans: Expanded Edition With Blu-Ray, Expanded Version, UK - Import, 4PC $44.98
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans: Expanded Edition With DVD, Expanded Version, UK - Import, 4PC $39.98



CDs

Allman, Duane - Skydog Tales CD $14.98
Before his life was cut tragically short in 1971, Duane Allman established himself as one of the greatest slide guitar legends of any generation. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.

B-52's - Live 8.24.1979 CD $14.98
Live! 8-24-1979 is the second official live album by American new wave band The B-52s.[1] The concert was recorded on August 24, 1979 at The Berklee Center in Boston, Massachusetts, before the release of their second album. The B-52'sFred Schneider - vocals, cowbell / Kate Pierson - vocals, organ, keyboard bass / Cindy Wilson - vocals, bongos, tambourine / Keith Strickland - drums / Ricky Wilson - guitars

Barclay James Harvest - Gone To Earth With DVD, Deluxe Exp. & RM Edition, UK - Import $38.98
This Deluxe edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5. 1 surround mix of the album. The set also includes new stereo and 5. 1 Surround sound mixes of an early, previously unreleased version of 'Loving is Easy', recorded during the album sessions. The DVD (which is region free and NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes. In addition the set features new stereo & 5. 1 mixes of 'Our Kid's Kid' (B-side to the single of 'Hymn') and four other bonus tracks.

Beach Boys - Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions 2PC $26.98

Beatles - American Interviews - Ltd. Ed. $14.98

Beatles - Live At The Hollywood Bowl $18.98
The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is a new album that captures the joyous exuberance of the band's three sold-out concerts at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl in 1964 and 1965. The CD will be packaged in a 'digisleeve' and accompanied by a 24 page booklet with brand new liner notes by David Fricke. A companion to The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, Academy Award-winner Ron Howard's authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about the band's early career. While The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl references the long out of print 1977 album, it is an entirely new release, directly sourced from the original three track tapes of the concerts. To preserve the excitement of the shows while unveiling the performances in today's best available clarity and quality, GRAMMY Award winning producer Giles Martin and GRAMMY Award winning engineer Sam Okell have expertly remixed and mastered the recordings at Abbey Road Studios, including 13 featured on the album produced by Giles' father, plus four additional, previously unreleased recordings from the momentous concerts.

Biosphere - Departed Glories UK - Import $21.98

Brand X - Live In Rochester 1977 CD $18.98

Bundt, Michael - Electri City CD $17.98

Burdon, Eric & the Animals - Every One Of Us UK - Import $18.98
Digitally remastered edition of this album first released in 1968 by MGM Records in the USA and later elsewhere, but surprisingly not in the UK. The album made the US Top 200 and the single 'White Houses' peaked at #67. Most of the material is written by Burdon with contributions from Zoot Money and John Weider of the band. Other band members included ex-Nashville Teens drummer Barry Jenkins, Vic Briggs and Danny McCulloch. Though not a commercial success, it was indeed a critical one, being acclaimed a great psychedelic blues album.

Burnt Belief - Emergent UK - Import $15.98
Emergent is the third in a trilogy of collaborative works by bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/Metallic Taste of Blood/O.R.k etc) and experimental US guitarist Jon Durant, under the working name Burnt Belief. Emergent builds on the duo's previous work whilst still exploring the fundamental aspects that define Burnt Belief's sonic world, namely hypnotic rhythmic elements seamlessly blended with lush guitar led soundscapes and deep ambient atmospherics. Emergent also showcases the intense and unpredictable, yet satisfying guitar playing from Durant, who manages to tame elemental, skittish and frequently unsettling tones, by subtly wrapping them in layers of magnetic aura. Drumming throughout is Vinny Sabatino, who brings an inventive, muscular and precise beat to complement Colin Edwin's expansive and expressive fretless and upright basses. Emergent amply rewards repeated listens, unveiling it's layered coalescence of antithetical components gradually, such as the discordant conversational flexes betweenupright bass and electronic percussion during Until the Stars Go Out, or the measured rhythmic resolution during Confidence of Ignorance. The nine and half minute title track, which unfolds gradually and explores an unhurried yet palpable tension, is a thought provoking meditation on the unstoppable changes around us all, Emergent is a genre defying journey for intrepid listeners keen to explore new musical territories.

Cactus - Black Dawn CD $15.98

Captain Beefheart - Easy Teeth UK - Import $17.98
Captain Beefheart - Live At The Country Club Reseda California 1981 CD $24.98
Captain Beefheart - Pearls Before Swine Ice Cream for Crows CD $17.98

Cavaliere, Felix - Castles In The Air Japan - Import $17.98

Chadbourne, Eugene - Boogie With The Hook CD $16.98
A series of duets recorded over two decades with Derek Bailey, Han Bennink, Charles Tyler, Volcmar Verkerk, John Zorn

Colosseum - Colosseum Live: Remastered & Expanded Edition UK - Import, 2PC $27.98
Originally released in June 1971 as double LP set housed in a sleeve designed by Marcus Keef, "Colosseum Live" spent six weeks on the UK album chart, peaking at number 17.  The album featured the "classic" Colosseum line-up of Jon Hiseman (drums), Dave Greenslade (organ & vibes), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophones), Dave "Clem" Clempson (guitar, vocals), Chris Farlowe (vocals) and Mark Clarke (bass). Recorded at concerts in Manchester and Brighton in March 1971, the album showcased the band at the peak of their powers on stage. "Colosseum Live" would also be the final album of the 1970s by the group. Four decades on, "Colosseum Live" remains one of the band's seminal releases, a fine combination of rock, jazz and blues.  This newly re-mastered and expanded reissue includes an extra CD of material recorded in Brighton, Manchester and Bristol in March 1971 (including a live version of their classic "Valentyne Suite").

Cream - According To Ginger Baker CD $13.98
Famous for his unique jazz-influenced style, prodigious drum solos, and double-bass technique, eccentric drummer Ginger Baker has made an immortal contribution to Rock N Roll history. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Man In The Mirror - 2PC $15.98

Cross, David - Sign Of The Crow UK - Import $21.98
2016 release, the sixth album from The David Cross Band. Sign Of The Crow is a consummate, often complicated, powerful progressive rock record, expertly recorded by virtuoso musicians patently at the peak of their powers. Sign Of The Crow, which was composed by the band's core trio of electric violinist David Cross, guitarist Paul Clark and bassist Mick Paul, is a deeply atmospheric, eclectic collection of glorious, evocative compositions. King Crimson lyricist Richard Palmer-James, who contributed the lyrics for The David Cross Band album Closer Than Skin (2005) has collaborated once again to create the dark and beautiful high impact lyrics, evoking huge events and deep feelings. Cross states that "There are strong binary images within the album: darkness/light, right/wrong, heaven/hell, fire/water and recurring themes: shadow, sunset, travelling, strangers, kindness.”.

Curved Air - Tapestry Of Propositions UK - Import $21.98
2016 archive collection. Tapestry Of Propositions is the first volume of the Curved Air Rarities Series. This live album is an hour long version of the song “Propositions” with over a dozen of the improvisations which usually follow now cut together. This album is a must for fans of the band and improvisational music. This album has been painstakingly compiled and produced by Robert Norton

Delaney & Bonnie - Accept No Substitute UK - Import $13.98

Delerium - Mythologie CD $16.98

Deuter - Immortelle CD $16.98

Duke, George - Guardian Of The Light - Bonus Tracks, Expanded Version $13.98
Expanded Edition with 3 Bonus Tracks

Duke, George - Shine On: Anthology - Epic Years 1977-1984 UK - Import, 2PC $22.98
Soulmusic Records is very proud to present an in-depth anthology of the spectacular work of the late and legendary George Duke recorded over a seven year period from 1977-1984. Included in this overview of his tenure at Epic records are all eleven of his U. S. charted singles along with selected 'B' sides and album cuts taken from his eleven best-selling epic LPs. Acknowledged as one of the most talented multi-faceted music men of the '70s, '80s, '90s and beyond, California-born George's career began working with a diverse range of musicians including such pioneers as Cannonball Adderley and Frank Zappa before he started his own solo recording journey in the mid-'70s. Within a year of George's impressive stint with Epic, he enjoyed a first U. S. chart breakthrough with 1977's 'Reach For It', continuing with the funk classic, 'Dukey Stick' in 1978. George's acclaimed 1979 project 'Brazilian Love Affair' spawned a UK charted hit with the title track. Further success came with his teaming with super-bassist Stanley Clarke resulting in George's biggest U. S. hit, 1981's 'Sweet Baby'. Compiled by David Nathan, this sumptuous 2-CD follows the Soulmusic Records' reissues of several of George's best-selling Epic albums; stellar notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring include quotes from Duke cohorts Ndugu Chancler and Byron Miller and his cousin, Dianne Reeves; great remastering by James Bragg highlights the distinctive funk/jazz & R&B work of a much-loved and respected music legend.

Evergrey - Storm Within - Ltd. Ed., Digipack Packaging $17.98

Family - Fearless - 2PC $13.98
Family - Song For Me CD $13.98

Focus - X. Digipack Packaging, UK - Import $18.98
Focus is known around the world for it's iconic albums, including the hits HOCUS POCUS, SYLVIA and HOUSE OF THE KING. Focus X features SIR THIJS VAN LEER, PIERRE VAN DER LINDEN, BOBBY JACOBS and MENNO GOOTJES. The band's 10th studio album showcases the current line-up's new music and was first released in 2012 but is now being re-released via Cherry Red. The album is housed in a stunning DIGIBOOK with artwork by ROGER DEAN. The same line-up of the band is touring worldwide in support of the album throughout 2016.

Free - Fire & Water UK - Import $14.98
Free - Free UK - Import $14.98
Free - Free At Last UK - Import $14.98
Free - Free Live! UK - Import $14.98
Free - Free Story UK - Import $14.98
Free - Heartbreaker UK - Import $14.98
Free - Highway UK - Import $14.98
Free - Tons Of Sobs UK - Import $14.98

Garcia, Jerry - Garcialive Volume Seven: Novenber 8th 1976 Sophie's Palo Alto CD $16.98

Genesis - According To Phil Collins CD $14.98
In 1975, Genesis reinvented itself around frontman Phil Collins and went on to make Rock N Roll history. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.

Gottsching, Manuel - E2-E4 (35th Anniversary Edition) CD $17.98
E2-E4, released in 1984, is a solo recording by Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra guitarist Manuel Gottsching. The album consists of a minimalistic hour-long progressive electronic track that is subdivided into single tracks according to the stage of the song. The second half of the record is notable for Gottsching's guitar playing.   Also available as an import is the rare E2-E4 Live in Japan, Gottshing's live performance of the album on both CD and DVD.

Gov't Mule - Live With A Little Help From Our Friends 2 UK - Import $20.98
A welcome return to the Gov't Mule catalogue, after having been out of print for over five years. This features the original line-up and these tracks were taken originally from the Ltd. Ed. box set released over ten years ago on the now defunked Capricorn label, and is a companion piece to 'Live with A Little Help from My Friends Vol. 1'. Gov't Mule are always on the road and are probably appearing somewhere near you later in the year.

Gov't Mule - The Tel-Star Sessions CD $13.98
2016 archive release. In early summer of 1994, while on break from Allman Brothers work, the original Mule line-up of Warren Haynes, Allen Woody, and Matt Abts assembled at Tel-Star Studios outside Sarasota, Florida, to lay down on tape their vision to exhume the rock power trio - their influences ranging from Cream and Jimi Hendrix Experience to Blue Cheer and ZZ Top. What resulted from those sessions was the key soundscape of the band's rawness and excitement that Mule fans will love: straight-ahead rock- and blues-based song structures, explorative but tight and tough as a clenched fist. And while their search for that old familiar sound bore great creative fruit, these recordings also reflect the times in which they were recorded: there are interesting Soundgarden- and Alice In Chains-like musical references to grunge and the alternative rock sound that emerged from the early and mid-'90s.

Gravytrain - Second Birth Expanded Version, Remastered, UK - Import $19.98
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the highly collectable and legendary 1973 album by Gravy Train, "Second Birth".Formed in Lancashire in 1969, Gravy Train was fronted by guitarist and vocalist Norman Barratt, along with J.D. Hughes on keyboards, flute and saxophones, Les Williams on bass and Barry Davenport on drums. The band first came to public attention when they signed to Vertigo Records in 1970. Gravy Train recorded two classic Progressive Rock albums for the label before signing with Pye Records' Progressive label, Dawn in 1973."Second Birth" was the band's first album for Dawn Records, by which time Gravy Train had added guitarist Ross Caldwell to their ranks. Issued in 1973, the album was a fine collection of Progressive Rock music that took in influences from bands such as Jethro Tull, Roland Kirk et al.A highly sought after artefact by vinyl collectors (with original LP copies changing hands for high sums), this Esoteric Recordings reissue of "Second Birth" has been re-mastered and includes the bonus track "Good Time Girl", released as the B-side of a single in early 1974.

Green, Peter - Very Best Of - 2PC $13.98

Greenslade - Birthday Album: Live Switzerland 1974 UK - Import $19.98
GREENSLADE are a much loved progressive rock band who were formed in 1972 after DAVE GREENSLADE and TONY REEVES left COLOSSEUM and formed the band with DAVE LAWSON who had been in The ALAN BOWN SET and ANDREW McCULLOCH from KING CRIMSON. This live album was recorded in Prilly, Switzerland on 18th January 1974 on Dave Greenslade's 31st birthday and the material performed live from the fist two classic albums benefits from having been played and developed on the road. This is the last known live recording of the original band

Hammill, Peter & The K Group - Live At Rockpalast - With DVD, 3PC $22.98
The legendary Peter Hammill / K Group Rockpalast concert from 1981 available as a 2cd/1dvd (region 0, ntsc) in digipak. Includes a booklet with photos and liner notes.   "We took the whole as a normal show. We were in the middle of the tour. Upfront, we had quite re-arranged the songs so they were playable by a rock quartet. When I'm asked about my thoughts on this specific event there lays a veil over my memory somehow. There are only two things that I remember exactly: First, I recollect the unbelievable professionality of the Rockpalast team; second, in a bar next to our hotel I wrote the song Happy Hour which was on the first K Group studio release." - Peter Hammill 2016.  Songs include:  The Future Now, Losing Faith in Words, Stranger Still, Sign, My Experience, Modern, The Second Hand, Sitting Targets, The Sphinx in the Face, Flight, Central Hotel, The Spirit, Door, My Room.

Hawkwind - Space Bandits UK - Import $26.98

Hogarth, Steve & Richard Barbieri - Arc Light CD $13.98

Hutchings, Ashley & Phil Beer - Ridgeriders Songs Of The Southern Landscape From UK - Import $18.98
Hutchings, Ashley All Stars - As You Like It UK - Import $18.98

Jansen, Steve - Tender Extinction UK - Import $17.98
The 2016 studio release from Steve Jansen.  Featuring guest appearances by Thomas Feiner, Perry Blake, Nicola Hitchcock, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim) and others.

Kansas - Audio-Visions Holland - Import $15.98
Kansas - The Prelude Implicit CD $13.98
Kansas - The Prelude Implicit - Bonus Tracks, Deluxe Edition, Digipack Packaging $16.98

Leimer, K. - Re-enact CD $15.98

Lofgren, Nils - Grin Grin 1+1 & All Out UK - Import, 2PC $20.98
NILS LOFREN before his successful solo career formed GRIN in 1969. This 2 CD set collects three of the albums they made for Epic Records. Their debut album GRIN originally released in 1971 featured a guest appearance by NEIL YOUNG and DANNY WHITTEN from CRAZY HORSE. '1+1' was released in 1972 and featured a guest appearance by GRAHAM NASH on the track 'Hi, Hello Home'. 'All Out' originally released in 1973, featured as a second guitarist NILS' brother TOM. With a guest appearance by KATHI McDONALD, who has worked with BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING CO, LONG JOHN BALDRY, and LEON RUSSELL amongst many others. As well as a successful solo career, NILS LOFGREN is also a member of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the E STREET BAND.

Manzarek, Ray - Golden Scarab UK - Import $21.98
Repress of this 2004 release! The Golden Scarab is by far the best embodiment of the "Doors" by one of the three surviving members. Originally released in 1974,it features some incredible session players of the time including Larry Carlton on guitar and Tony Williams on Drums! Guests include amazingly Joe Walsh and Flo and Eddie!!! 8 classic tracks much sought after by Doors followers who are currently on a massive sellout worldwide tour at the moment [with the Cults Ian Astbury on Vocals] Critically acclaimed when first released in 1974, this reissue has been waited for long enough!

Marillion - Anoraknophobia CD $13.98
Marillion - F.E.A.R UK - Import $22.98
Marillion - Marillion.com CD $13.98
Marillion - Radiation 2013 - 2PC $13.98
Marillion - Somewhere In London CD $14.98

Monkees - Forever CD $14.98
Monkees - The Monkees 50 - 3PC $33.98

Novo - Shortwaves CD $16.98
Veteran electronic music artist Laurent Boudic strikes back with his 5th album under the NOVO moniker. The Shortwaves is a return to the band's darker roots offering vintage analogue synths and reflecting minimal melodies invaded by viral distorted radio noises and echoing samples which are manipulated and morphed into beats or other repetitive melodic lines. The music will appeal to fans of vintage synths and experimental industrial radio noise.

Opeth - Sorceress Holland - Import $25.98
Opeth - Sorceress Digipack Packaging, Holland - Import, 2PC $27.98

Ozric Tentacles - Paper Monkeys CD $14.98

Pentangle - Finale: An Evening With UK - Import, 2PC $27.98

Pineapple Thief - Your Wilderness CD $15.98
Featuring Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums on the entire album, plus guests John Helliwell (Supertramp), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) and Darren Charles (Godsticks). After the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief returns with its most ambitious studio album to date, Your Wilderness. Seen as one of the most vital rock banks the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord and has continued to evolve and refine its sound through its existence. Musically the band's 11th studio album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' oriented production. On Your Wilderness, the band has allowed itself - plus a dream team of contributors - to perform without any inhibitions. Sorrd has drawn inspiration from his progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.

Renaissance - Live Fillmore West 1970 UK - Import $19.98
After returning from the final YARDBIRDS USA tour in the late 60's singer KEITH RELF and drummer JIM McCARTY formed RENNAISSANCE with Keith's Sister JANE RELF and played numerous gigs in UK and Sweden before embarking on a USA tour in the early 70's. Recorded live at The Fillmore West on 6th March 1970 the band were supporting The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on the night and as part of tour they also performed at Fillmore East the previous month. Also included as bonus tracks are original demos and a unreleased track "Statues" which was recorded in 1970 in London.

Renaldo & The Loaf - Breadcrumbs CD $18.98
The final chapter in our Renaldo & The Loaf re-issue series! Breadcrumbs collects all pieces that somehow didn't fit onto the other deluxe CDs. The first section, tracks 1 to 5, gathers up the extra songs from Struve & Sneff '84 and gives them their own space. After an interlude (a new instrumental), the second section is mainly unreleased music. Only Gone To Gondwana has been released before as this version on Olleh Olleh Rotcod. The track Is This Tradition? is a song Renaldo recorded with a visitor in 1984. After a second interlude (another new instrumental) the third section is the 1984 mixes of Struve & Sneff reconstructed in the original track order. The music has been carefully remastered by the band in 2016. New artwork was provided by Renaldo M.

Roach, Steve - Shadow Of Time CD $16.98

Rundgren, Todd - Evening With Todd Rundgren-live At The Ridgefield - With DVD, 2PC $15.98
An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza available on CD, Vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray, and starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang On The Drum" PLUS fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades! Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015! CD/DVD package comes in a special 6-panel digipak!

Saga - Live In Hamburg UK - Import $25.98

Sancious, David - True Stories / Just As I Thought UK - Import, 2PC $25.98
Former original East Street Band member who left Springsteen to form his own band. Over the years, Sancious has played with the likes of Sting, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Santana and Peter Gabriel Keyboard player/guitarist Sancious' two albums here comes from 1978 and 1979. 'True Stories' features former Santana vocalist Alex Ligertwood. Digitally remastered and slipcased.

Schulze, Klaus - Dziekuje Poland Live '83 - 2PC $21.98
Schulze, Klaus - Mirage CD $18.98
Schulze, Klaus - Moondawn CD $18.98
Schulze, Klaus - Timewind - 2PC $21.98

Scofield, John - Country For Old Men SHM CD, Japan - Import $34.98

St John, Bridget - Fly High: Collection Of Album Highlights Singles UK - Import, 2PC $19.98
Unique new collection from one of the most distinctive voices in British folk music. Highlights, rarities and unreleased tracks from Bridget's Dandelion Records period (1968-1972). Disc two includes a total of twenty unreleased tracks and interview excerpts. Bridget St John remains a cornerstone of the British folk movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and still performs to adoring audiences today. This set expands on the usual 'best of' to include a cornucopia of extra material which goes beneath the surface to explore further the dawning of this wonderful talent.

Steamhammer - Mountains Remastered, UK - Import $24.98
Mountains would feature seven original compositions and a cover version of 'Riding on the L&N'. Two of the album's eight tracks were recorded at the Lyceum in London. This new, official release includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.

Suzuki, Damo Network - Floating Element CD $14.98
Live archive release. From the innovative vocalist of legendary Krautrock group, Can, comes this incredible live album recorded in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 2007. This amazing performance combines Damo's inimitable, improvisational vocalizations with a modern classical string quartet to create music that defies categorization and is utterly riveting. Damo was born in Japan but spent the late ‘60s wandering around Europe and ending up in Germany. When Malcolm Mooney left Can after recording their first album Monster Movie, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit encountered Suzuki busking in Munich, Germany, whilst the two were sitting outside at a street cafe. They invited him to join the group, and he did, performing with them that evening. Suzuki was with Can from 1970 to 1973, recording a number of well-regarded albums such as Tago Mago, Future Days and Ege Bamyasi.

Third Ear Band & Robert Musci - Mosaic CD $17.98
The lure to recreate that old music atmospheres for letting them live is still great in me. Basically the project was inspired by John Oswald's work who coined the expression "Plunderphonics" (Plunderphonics : taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition). His work on Michael Jackson repertoire (with related legal case, i.e the cover: Michael Jackson's head on a female body...) was really clamorous.  The idea was to record a tribute to the Third Ear Band just using their original music for recreating that musical poetic and the sensations they gave playing the right instruments and looking for that pictures linked to their specific iconography (ancient Egypt, Alchemy, Druids...).

Three Man Army - Third Of A Lifetime Remastered, UK - Import $24.98
This new, official release has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, features two bonus tracks originally released as a single in 1971 and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.

Three Man Army - Three Man Army / Three Man Army Two UK - Import $21.98
Powerhouse trio's two Reprise Records albums from late 1973 and 1974. The band featured brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz with ex-Sounds Incorporated drummer Tony Newman. The Gurvitzs had enjoyed fame with The Gun and the single 'Race With The Devil', a UK Top Ten hit in 1968. However, The Gun was disbanded and Three Man Army's debut album was released in 1971 on the now defunct Pegasus label. A fourth album was recorded but not released. The brothers joined up with Ginger Baker to form Baker Gurvitz Army, whilst Newman joined David Bowie's band. In 1982 Adrian Gurvitz had a UK Top Ten hit with 'Classic'. This package contains the single 'Schoolgirl Queen'. Digitally remastered, slipcased and with new notes

Tixier, Scott - Cosmic Adventure CD $16.98

Tork, Peter - Two Man Band: Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley CD $14.98
Tork, Peter & Shoe Suede Blues - Saved By The Blues CD $14.98
Tork, Peter & Shoe Suede Blues - Step By Step CD $14.98

Townsend, Devin - Transcendence CD $13.98
Townsend, Devin - Transcendence - Ltd. Ed., Deluxe Edition, Digipack Packaging, 2PC $16.98

Van der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb UK - Import $20.98
Van der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb 180 Gram Vinyl, UK - Import $35.98
Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by the legendary Van der Graaf Generator. "Do Not Disturb" is the band's 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016.   A true group effort, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to follow in the tradition of Van Der Graaf Generator by delivering an album that is both powerful and possesses and emotive beauty.  "Do Not Disturb" is another highlight of the band's career, during which their music has been influential on successive generations of musicians. It is surely one of the key album releases of 2016.  Mastered and cut at Abbey Road studios, the 180 gram vinyl release of "Do Not Disturb" is limited.   The vinyl features a different running order than the CD while the CD features two tracks not found on the vinyl.  This will be an early October release.

Vanilla Fudge - Out Through The In Door CD $15.98
“Throughout the years, there have been oodles and oodles of Led Zeppelin tribute albums. And many of these releases feature hard rock bands that merely replicate Zep classics note for note, karaoke- style...Unlike most other bands that have covered Zep, Vanilla Fudge actually have some honest to goodness history with the group they’re paying homage to, as Zep supported the Fudge on one of their earliest U.S. tours, back in 1969. And it’s common knowledge among drummers that John Bonham studied — and perhaps even borrowed a thing or two from — the Fudge’s powerhouse drummer, Carmine Appice.” — Greg Prato, AllMusic.Com

Various Artists - Axemen Cometh: Birth Of The Great British Guitar UK - Import, 2PC $17.98
By the late 60s the British Guitar Hero was in the ascenden-cy, and blokes like Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Alvin Lee were being deified. Rock Music was growing pro-gressively louder, hair was flowing, trousers were tightening, and guitar solos were getting longer, flashier, more intricate and increasingly self-indulgent. The Axe Man had indeed come a long way since his humble beginnings, just fifteen years or so earlier, when either a honking sax or a plinking piano invariably took the lead breaks on a 45rpm record (or in those days, 78rpm), rather than an electric guitar. There had been no British 'Guitar Heroes' back in the 50s - indeed, there hadn't really been any young guitarists - and the session men who played on those records were either disgruntled jazz or po-faced dance-band musicians.

Various Artists - Billion Dollar Babies: A Tribute To Alice Cooper CD $11.98
Celebrating Alice Cooper's Greatest Hits, BILLION DOLLAR BABIES features current/former members of Alice Cooper Band, Whitesnake, Trans-Sibberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Night Ranger, Lillian Axe, Blue Murder, as well as Richard Kendrick, Sinful Lilly, Fierce Atmospheres, and some of the finest Cooper Tribute bands around, including Alice's Nightmare, Alice in Cooperland, & 5th Avenue Vampires!

Various Artists - Many Faces Of The Beatles / Various Argentina - Import, 3PC $14.98

Various Artists - re:works CD $14.98
Re:works is a ground-breaking project that sees the rich catalogue of Decca Classics being opened to some of the world s most innovative electronic artists. DJ - reworkers - range from Sebastien Tellier, Henrik Schwarz, Martin Buttrich to Mr Scruff & Kate Simko who all bring their fresh take to well-loved classics. Composers reworked include Satie, Bach, Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Reich. Reworker will be including their tracks in their traditional DJ sets and sharing their new take on these catalogue gems with their fans!

Vinegar Joe - Six Star General UK - Import $21.98
Digitally remastered edition. Formed from the remnants of big rock band Dada, Vinegar Joe were brought together by Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. With Elkie Brooks on vocals, Robert Palmer on guitar and vocals, Pete Gage (guitars, piano) and Steve York (bass, harmonica) at the core of the group, and numerous musicians on drums and keyboards the band recorded three albums between 1971 and 1973. Six Star General was originally released in 1973 and this re-release has been digitally remastered and contains all the original sleeve notes and track line up. Vinegar Joe quickly established themselves as a popular live act, with their forthright and gutsy performances they attracted rave reviews! 10 tracks.

Vivaldi Metal Project - Four Seasons UK - Import $20.98

Waits, Tom - Paradise Theater Boston Ma Wbcn Fm CD $17.98

Wakeman, Rick - Black Knights At The Court Of Ferdinand 4th UK - Import $26.98
Black Knights At The Court Of Ferdinand IV - Line-up / Musicians - Rick Wakeman / keyboards, synthesizers + Mario Fasciano / drums, percussion, vocals - David Sumner / acoustic & electric guitars

Walker, Scott - Childhood of a Leader (Original Soundtrack) CD $15.98

Wilson, Ray - Thinking Of Home UK - Import $22.98

Wilson, Steven - Drive Home - 2PC $13.98

Wright's, Gary Wonderwheel - Ring Of Changes Expanded Version, Remastered, UK - Import $24.98
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this previously unreleased album from the Spooky Tooth member and solo artist. Following his departure from Spooky Tooth after the Ceremony album, Gary Wright participated in sessions for his friend George Harrison's classic album All Things Must Pass and enjoyed a solo career that culminated in him forming the band Wonderwheel. Originally featuring Mick Jones (guitar), Bryson Graham (drums) and Archie Leggett (bass), Wonderwheel was formed to enable Wright to promote his album Extraction, and the group then participated on his second solo album Footprint. In 1972 the band recorded Ring of Changes (with Tom Duffey replacing Leggett on bass guitar). The album was a fine effort and arguably featured some of the finest material written and recorded by Wright to that date. The album would also feature the notable appearance of George Harrison on several tracks including 'Goodbye Sunday'. Gary's label, A&M Records elected to release 'I Know' as a single in 1972, but for reasons unclear, the release of Ring of Changes was shelved, leading Wright to participate in the recording of George Harrison's Living in the Material World and to reform Spooky Tooth soon after. With full co-operation and involvement of Gary Wright, the original master tapes of Ring of Changes have been located and have been remastered in Hollywood by Gary himself. This first ever release of Ring of Changes sees the original album tracks restored in full, along with the addition of three bonus tracks. Forty four years on from it's recording, one of Gary Wright's fine musical achievements can at last be experienced in full. This edition includes an illustrated booklet featuring an exclusive interview with Gary Wright.

Zorn, John - Commedia Dell'arte CD $17.98



SACDs

Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties - SACD - SACD $28.98

Cream - Disraeli Gears (Stereo & Mono) Japan - Import - SACD $42.98
Cream - Wheels Of Fire Japan - Import - SACD $42.98

Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms Japan - Import - SACD $42.98

Police - Regatta De Blanc Japan - Import - SACD $42.98

Queen - Day At The Races SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Flash Gordon SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Game SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Greatest Hits SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Greatest Hits 2 SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Hotspace SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Innuendo SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Jazz SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Kind Of Magic SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Made In Heaven SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Miracle SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - News Of The World SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Night At The Opera SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Queen SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Queen 2 SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98
Queen - Works SHM CD, Japan - Import - SACD $52.98

Russell, Leon - Leon Russell And The Shelter People - SACD - SACD $28.98

Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy Japan - Import - SACD $42.98
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic Japan - Import - SACD $42.98

Supertramp - Breakfast In America Japan - Import - SACD $42.98



Japanese CDs

Absolute Elsewhere - In Search Of Ancient Gods Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98

Adderly, Cannonball - Know What I Mean? $21.98
Adderly, Cannonball - Quintet In San Francisco $21.98
Adderly, Cannonball - Somethin Else $21.98
Adderly, Cannonball - Things Are Getting Better $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

April Wine - Animal Grace $36.98
April Wine - First Glance $36.98
April Wine - Harder Faster $36.98
April Wine - Nature Of The Beast $36.98
April Wine - Power Play $36.98
Mini-Lp Sleeve, Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import

Ayers, Kevin - Bananamour $20.98
Ayers, Kevin - Joy Of A Toy $20.98
Ayers, Kevin - Rainbow Takeaway $20.98
Ayers, Kevin - Shooting At The Moon $20.98
Ayers, Kevin - That's What You Get Babe $20.98
Ayers, Kevin - Whatevershebringswesing $20.98
Ayers, Kevin - Yes We Have No Mananas $20.98
Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import

Catherine, Philip - Babel Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98

Davis, Miles - & Milt Jackson Quintet $22.98
Davis, Miles - & The Modern Jazz Giants $22.98
Davis, Miles - Bags Groove $22.98
Davis, Miles - Collectors Items $22.98
Davis, Miles - Cookin With The Miles Davis Quintet $22.98
Davis, Miles - Dig $22.98
Davis, Miles - Miles $22.98
Davis, Miles - Musings Of Miles $22.98
Davis, Miles - Relaxin With The Miles Davis Quintet $22.98
Davis, Miles - Steamin With The Miles Davis Quintet $22.98
Davis, Miles - Vol 1 $21.98
Davis, Miles - Vol 2 $21.98
Davis, Miles - Walkin $22.98
Davis, Miles - Workin With The Miles Davis Quintet $22.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Delirium - Dolce Acqua $20.98
Delirium - Lo Scemo E Il Villaggio $20.98
Delirium - Viaggio Negli Arcipelaghi Del Tempo $20.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Dudek, Les - Les Dudek Japan - Import $17.98
Dudek, Les - Say No More Japan - Import $17.98

Focus & Friends - Focus & Friends Japan - Import $38.98

Hackett, Steve - Total Experience: Live In Liverpool Mini-Lp Sleeve, Japan - Import $49.98

Haden, Charlie - Liberation Music Orchestra SHM CD, Japan - Import $22.98

Haskell, Gordon - It Is & It Isn't Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98

Holdsworth, Alan - Road Games Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98

Jarrett, Keith - Death & The Flower $22.98
Jarrett, Keith - Treasure Island $22.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Johnson, J.J. - Great Kai & J.J. SHM CD, Japan - Import $22.98

Jones, Elvin - Heavy Sounds SHM CD, Japan - Import $22.98

Nyro, Laura - Season Of Lights Japan - Import $17.98

Raccomandata Con Ricevuta Di Ritorno - Per Un Mondo Di Cristallo Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98

Starr, Ringo - Beaucoup Of Blues $29.98
Starr, Ringo - Goodnight Vienna $29.98
Starr, Ringo - Ringo $29.98
Starr, Ringo - Sentimental Journey $29.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Styx - Man Of Miracles $43.98
Styx - Serpent Is Rising $43.98
Styx - Styx $43.98
Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import

Styx - Styx 2 SHM CD, Japan - Import $43.98

Tomita, Isao - Cosmos $17.98
Tomita, Isao - Firebird $18.98
Tomita, Isao - Pictures At An Exhibition $18.98
Ltd. Ed., Japan - Import

Toto - 4 Japan - Import $17.98
Toto - Fahrenheit Japan - Import $17.98
Toto - Toto Japan - Import $17.98

Tyner, McCoy - Inception $22.98
Tyner, McCoy - Nights Of Ballads & Blues $22.98
Tyner, McCoy - Plays Ellington $22.98
Tyner, McCoy - Reaching Fourth $22.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Uno - Uno Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98

Vannelli, Gino - Nightwalker Japan - Import $17.98

Who - Substitute Ltd. Ed., SHM CD, Japan - Import $28.98

Woods, Gay & Terry - Backwoods SHM CD, Japan - Import $31.98

Zawinul, Josef - Zawinul SHM CD, Japan - Import $20.98





And now on to newly released domestic titles - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/domestic/new.htm .




Videos

Bolan, Marc & T.Rex - Born To Boogie UK - Import $18.98
NTSC/Region 0 DVD pressing. Captured at the peak of T. Rextasy, Born To Boogie is the Ringo Starr-directed 1972 film of the Godfather of Glam, Marc Bolan. Featuring live versions of T. Rex's greatest hits, recorded at their famous Wembley concerts, the film also includes a legendary jam session with T. Rex joined by Ringo Starr and Elton John, and a mad hatter's tea party with Catweazle and (Bolan/Bowie producer) Tony Visconti. The package also features the original theatrical trailer and two bonus features. With a new booklet note by Mark Paytress and previously unpublished Keith Morris photos, Born To Boogie is the ultimate film of Marc Bolan and superstardom in the early 1970s.

De Lucia, Paco & John McLaughlin - Live At Montreux 1987 - With CD, 3PC $19.98
John McLaughlin/Paco de Lucia: Live at Montreux, 1987 - Artist: John McLaughlin/Paco de Lucia - Eagle Rock Entertainment released in June 2016 Paco & John: Live at Montreux 1987 as a DVD/two-CD set. Pairing the unique styles of guitarists Paco de Lucia and John McLaughlin, this is the first ever release of the classic concert. Personally overseen entirely by McLaughlin, the 91-minute release is presented in DTS Surround Sound and Dolby Digital 5.1. 1-DVD/ 2-CD.

Parsons, Alan - Live In Colombia - Music DVD $14.98
THE ALAN PARSONS SYMPHONIC PROJECT "LIVE IN COLOMBIA" On the evening of August 31st, 2013, a large crowd gathered at Parque Pies Descalzos in Medellin, Colombia. When Alan Parsons appeared on stage, along with the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra and his band the audience went wild. This is an audio visual document of that incredible evening. Alan Parsons was 19 years old when he landed a job at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, an important first step on his journey to becoming a world class engineer, producer and artist. Following his beginnings with George Martin and The Beatles, his contribution to Pink Floyd's classic 'The Dark Side Of The Moon' earned him worldwide attention. As a producer he had many hits with Pilot, John Miles, Ambrosia and Al Stewart. Together with his manager and creative partner at the time, Eric Woolfson, he developed the Alan Parsons Project. The lineup consists of Alan Parsons on acoustic guitar, keys, and vocals, P. J. Olsson (lead vocals), Alastair Greene (guitar, vocals), Guy Erez (bass, vocals), Danny Thompson (drums, vocals), Tom Brooks (keyboards, vocals) und Todd Cooper (saxophone, guitar, percussion, vocals). Alejandro Posada conducts the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra

Various Artists - Guitar Gods - Music DVD $14.98
Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards and more!

Weather Report - Morning Lake - Music DVD $11.98
It goes without saying that Weather Report were one of the most influential jazz rock bands of the 70's and 80s. Formed by keyboard player Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, both participants in Miles Davis' groundbreaking Bitches Crew, this DVD comprises an exciting previously unreleased live performance, recorded in 1972. Track Listing - Firefish, Early Minor, Morning Lake, Waterfall, Umbrellas, Eurydice / The Moors, Seventh Arrow, Orange Lady

Young, Neil - Human Highway (Director's Cut) - Director's Cut / Edition $17.98
Co-written, co-directed, and starring Neil Young. Director's cut with picture and sound rebuilt and restored from original visual and sound sources 5.1 surround & stereo mixes 24bit/96kHz/High Resolution Audio One of the most influential artists of all time, Neil Young has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity. Before starting his multi-platinum solo career, he was a founding member of the folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield and worked with the groups Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The Canadian singer-songwriter was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his work as a solo artist and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982. Young's philanthropic work is as renowned as his musical legacy. His famous Bridge School Benefit Concert has become a yearly tradition since 1986 and continues to boast an incredible line-up of high-profile artists. Each year, Young donates all of the proceeds to the Bay Area's Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. He was also one of the original founders of Farm Aid in 1985, and continues to be an active member on the organization's board of directors.

Young, Neil - Rust Never Sleeps - Music DVD $17.98
The full-length concert film from Neil Young & Crazy Horse's 1978 tour. Featuring the legendary hits "Cinnamon Girl," and "Like A Hurricane". Picture restored from original film negative 5.1 surround & stereo mixes24bit/192 kHzHigh Resolution Audio. One of the most influential artists of all time, Neil Young has set a standard of artistic integrity and iconoclastic creativity. Before starting his multi-platinum solo career, he was a founding member of the folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield and worked with the groups Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills and Nash. The Canadian singer-songwriter was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 for his work as a solo artist and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1982. Young's philanthropic work is as renowned as his musical legacy. His famous Bridge School Benefit Concert has become a yearly tradition since 1986 and continues to boast an incredible line-up of high-profile artists. Each year, Young donates all of the proceeds to the Bay Area's Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs. He was also one of the original founders of Farm Aid in 1985, and continues to be an active member on the organization's board of directors.



CD Box Sets

Chicago - Chicago Quadio Box - Boxed Set, 9PC - Blu-ray Audio $154.98
Hot on the heels of Chicago's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the celebration of the legendary "rock band with horns" musical legacy continues with a new boxed set that includes quadraphonic and stereo mixes in high resolution 192/24 DTS-HD Master Audio on nine Blu-ray Audio discs. The CHICAGO QUADIO collection will be available on June 17. Housed in a rigid two-piece box, nine albums are presented in sleeves that replicate the original release down to the last detail, including mini posters, and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII. To ensure optimal sound quality, Rhino has remastered each album in both it's original quadrophonic and stereo mix on each disc, and so that the quadrophonic mix will play on surround sound systems. CHICAGO QUADIO spans seven years and includes eight studio albums, in addition to Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits. The group's long string of jazz-rock mega hits includes: "Make Me Smile," "Saturday In The Park," "25 Or 6 To 4," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "If You Leave Me Now," and many more.

Clapton, Eric - Crossroads Revisited Selections From The Crossroads Guitar Festivals - 3PC $28.98
Three CD collection containing nearly four hours of live performances from Eric Clapton's acclaimed Crossroads Guitar Festival. Includes 41 tracks of landmark performances from all four Crossroads Guitar Festivals, which were held in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Founded in 2004 by the legendary guitarist, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has given fans an opportunity to witness truly historic performances by some of the world's greatest guitarists. While fans have been able to relive those magical moments thanks to a series of successful DVD and Blu-ray compilations, only a few of those performances have made their way to CD. A veritable "Who's Who" of guitar music can be heard on this set, including Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, and Jimmie Vaughn, just to name a few. Naturally, the all-star jams deliver some of the collection s most unforgettable moments. Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival raises funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.

Cooper, Alice - Original Album Series Volume 2 Germany - Import $21.98

Deep Purple - Live In Europe UK - Import, 4PC $32.98
Four CD live archive release from the British rock icons. There's nothing better than a good gig when tempers are flying. In 1993, the band were back for their reunion concerts which were to be Ritchie Blackmore's final journey with the band. The air is filled with electricity as the band storm through two highly charged concerts, one from The Stutggart in Germany and the second hitting Birmingham, England.

Electric Light Orchestra - Studio Albums 1973-1977 UK - Import, 5PC $35.98
2016 five CD box including newly remastered versions of Jeff Lynn & Co.'s albums released during their commercial zenith. Includes On The Third Day, Eldorado, Face The Music, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue.

Erskine, Peter - As It Was - 4PC $33.98

Garcia, Jerry - Garcialive, Vol. 6: July 5, 1973 Lion's Share - 3PC $22.98
Three CD release. This set contains Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders' adventurous performance at small bay area club on July 5th, 1973. Recorded by famed Grateful Dead recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson days prior to the performances immortalized on the legendary Live At The Keystone series and weeks before the Grateful Dead's Wake of the Flood album recording, the collection showcases the band's free-spirited exploration of R&B, rock, jazz and extended improvisation.

Hackett, Steve - The Total Experience Live In Liverpool - With DVD, Digipack Packaging, 4PC $24.98
Two CD + two DVD live release from the British guitar legend. Steve Hackett gained prominence as lead guitarist of the English progressive rock band Genesis, which he joined in 1970 and left in 1977 to pursue a solo career. Hackett contributed to six Genesis studio albums, three live albums and seven singles. Hackett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010. After his much celebrated 2015 studio album, Wolflight, which cracked the \Ttop 40 in the UK and Top 50 in Germany upon release, Steve Hackett has done something unusual for his new live release – he filmed and recorded it in Liverpool. Includes over 2-1/2 hour long main show and extensive documentary features allowing an intimate look behind the scenes.

King Crimson - Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974 Boxed Set, 4PC $54.98
KING CRIMSON / GREAT DECEIVER: LIVE 1973-1974 - The Great Deceiver is a live 4CD box set by the band King Crimson, released on Virgin Records in 1992. In 2007, it was reissued as two volumes of 2 CDs each. The track listing on the volume 1 CD 1 lists 11 tracks, incorrectly listing The Talking Drum and the abbreviated "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two" from the Pittsburgh show from CD 1 of the volume 2 set. - The box set features live recordings of the band from 1973 and 1974. All recordings feature the lineup of Robert Fripp, John Wetton, David Cross and Bill Bruford. Jamie Muir, who left the band in early 1973, is not featured on the set. The band's 1974 concert from Providence, Rhode Island is presented in it's entirety on CDs One and Two; this was the second-to-last live concert ever performed by this incarnation of King Crimson. - Many of the recordings on this album are band improvisations. "The Law of Maximum Distress" appears in two sections, as the tape ran out in the middle of the song. Much of the missing material seems to be used on "The Mincer" from Starless and Bible Black. As Robert Fripp notes in the CD jacket, "Most live recording follows the policy of two machines in use simultaneously to meet an eventuality such as this. We learn."

King Crimson - Many Faces Of King Crimson / Various Digipack Packaging, Argentina - Import, 3PC $14.98
2016 three CD collection. On The Many Faces Of King Crimson, we respectfully pay homage to the veteran prog/art-rock group led by Robert Fripp, presenting the lesser-known projects of it's members, their collaborations and the side-projects to provide more insight to music lovers, of this fabulous band. Disc One includes tracks from various former members and side projects including recordings by Pete Sinfield, Iona featuring Robert Fripp, Gordon Haskell, Johny Warman featuring Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta, and others. Disc Two features 12 home recordings by Giles, Giles & Fripp, trio formed by the brothers Peter (bass) and Michael Giles (drums) plus Robert Fripp (guitar). Disc Three includes the 2005 album Fission Trip in it's entirety. This was a project that had KC guitarist Adrian Belew collaborating with two other former members of King Crimson: Ian Wallace and Mel Collins.

Man - Original Album Series Volume 2 Germany - Import $21.98

Parliament - 5 Classic Albums UK - Import, 5PC $26.98
2016 5-CD set containing a quintet of classic studio albums by the legendary Funkadelic offshoot band headed by George Clinton. Includes the albums: Mothership Connection, The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein, Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome, Motor Booty Affair and Gloryhallastoopid.

Phillips, Anthony - 1984 With DVD, Deluxe Exp. & RM Edition, UK - Import $31.98
Digitally remixed and expanded three disc (two CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition of the classic instrumental album by Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips. Released in 1981, the album was born at the same time as Anthony was composing and recording the soundtrack to the British TV documentary series Rule Britannia. At the time of release, the album divided opinions among some Anthony Phillips fans, but the passage of time has seen the album re-evaluated and it is now held in high esteem by fans, critics and musicians (including Steven Wilson), all of whom concur that 1984 now stands as a ground-breaking and influential work. This deluxe edition of the album features a new stereo mix and a 5. 1 Surround sound mix, (on an NSTC / Region Free DVD), along with a CD of alternate mixes and out-takes. It includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Jon Dann (with a brief foreword text by Steven Wilson) and also includes a poster.

Schulze, Klaus & Pete Namlook - Dark Side Of The Moog 5-8 - 5PC $32.98
Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought afterSeries The Dark Side Of The Moog by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The second box contains Vol. 5 to Vol. 8 and a bonus-CD with Klaus Schulze-tracks exclusively remixed by Pete Namlook. Dark Side Of The Moog grew more or less unplanned to a sprawling, stately-sized series of eleven volumes recorded between 1994 and 2008, only ending with the early, tragic death of Pete on November 8th 2012.

T-Rex - Born To Boogie: Deluxe Version With DVD, Deluxe Edition, UK - Import, 4PC $52.98
Deluxe four disc (two NTSC/Region 0 DVDS + two CDs) edition. Captured at the peak of T. Rextasy, Born To Boogie is the Ringo Starr-directed 1972 film of the Godfather of Glam, Marc Bolan. Featuring live versions of T. Rex's greatest hits, recorded at their famous Wembley concerts, the film also includes a legendary jam session with T. Rex joined by Ringo Starr and Elton John, and a mad hatter's tea party with Catweazle and (Bolan/Bowie producer) Tony Visconti. The deluxe package also features the only live T. Rex concerts filmed on 16mm with a soundtrack recorded to 8- and 16-track, mixed to 5. 1 by Tony Visconti, as well as numerous extra features, some previously unreleased, and two CDs of the two concerts. Housed in a beautiful book with new annotation by Mark Paytress and previously unpublished Keith Morris photos (and trays for all four discs), Born To Boogie is the ultimate film of Marc Bolan and superstardom in the early 1970s.

Ultravox - Island Years Boxed Set, UK - Import, 4PC $33.98
Limited four CD box featuring the British band's three classic albums recorded for Island Records in 1977 and 1978 plus a bonus disc featuring 18 non-album singles, remixes and two previously unreleased BBC recordings. Includes 20-Page booklet featuring a brand new essay by respected writer and music journalist David Buckley (David Bowie / Kraftwerk / Mojo). Disc One features a newly remastered version of the band s debut album, Ultravox! From 1977 which was produced by Brian Eno and Steve Lillywhite. Disc Two features a newly remastered version of the band s second album, Ha! Ha! Ha! From 1977 which was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Ultravox! Disc Three is the newly remastered version of the seminal third album, Systems of Romance, from 1978 and was produced by legendary German producer, Conny Plank (Kraftwerk/Neu!/Cluster/Killing Joke). Disc Four - Rare Retro - features 20 songs including four songs recorded in session for the Radio One John Peel show and two songs recorded live on the BBC television program The Old Grey Whistle Test both previously unreleased.

Uriah Heep - Classic Rock Years Uriah Heep With DVD, Canada - Import, 6PC $79.98



CDs

Anderson, Jon & Roine Stolt - Invention Of Knowledge - Digipack Packaging $16.98
Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary Yes vocalist & singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic). Written & recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped & refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realise the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the Yes Symphonic tour) & Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold & Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlow, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas who all provided backing vocals.

Ash Ra Tempel - Le Berceau de Cristal CD $17.98
1975 live performance from Manuel Gottsching & company.

Asia - British Live Performance Series CD $14.98
ASIA - British Live Performance Series - Recorded in 1990 in Nottingham, England, the album finds the group in epic form. Founder members John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes link with guitarist Pat Thrall to present a live greatest hits, from the three major singles - "Heat Of The Moment," "Only Time Will Tell" and "Sole Survivor" - from their first album through to later highlights "Go" and "Voice Of America". With the help of label boss David Geffen and manager John Kalodner, the band would become one of MTV's biggest stars then, and a classic rock staple now. This show captures Asia at their best - in concert, where their virtuoso musicianship can be best appreciated. No studio trickery is needed to recreate the music for which the band is rightly known. Defiantly rock-based anthems like "Time Again" and "The Heat Goes On" that had illuminated the sterile, electronic '80s remained relevant in a new decade. As Carl Palmer put it, this was - and is - "English rock with a technical side - sophisticated rock mixed in with melodies and singles."

Autryno & John Zorn - Flauros: The Book of Angels 29 CD $15.98

Ayreon - The Theater Equation - With DVD, Digipack Packaging, 3PC $18.98
2016 two CD + DVD release. Ayreon is the brainchild of producer Arjen Lucassen and composed of a superstar cast of progressive rock musicians. Contributors include James LaBrie (Dream Theater) and Anneke van Giersbergen (solo artist, Devin Townsend Project, The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering). This is a truly special moment for Ayreon, as they had never performed live before in 20 years. The make-up of the group consisted of too many active touring artists. Over the course of four sold-out shows in September 2015 Ayreon had their first and last ever performances. On the last night they filmed a performance of their legendary album The Human Equation in Rotterdam.

Barclay James Harvest - Everyone Is Everybody Else: Deluxe Expanded UK - Import, NTSC Region 0, 3PC $34.98
Digitally remastered and expanded three disc (two CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition of the classic 1974 album by Barclay James Harvest. Originally released in June 1974, the album was the band's first for Polydor Records and followed on from four albums recorded for EMI's Harvest label. The album has now come to be regarded as one of the band's finest, featuring such classic songs as 'Child of the Universe', 'Crazy City', 'For No One', 'The Great 1974 Mining Disaster', 'Negative Earth' and more. This edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5. 1 surround mixes of the album (with the exception of 'For No One' - omitted due to the multi-track master tapes having long since vanished).

Barre, Martin - Back To Steel - Digipack Packaging $16.98

Beck, Jeff - Loud Hailer CD $16.98
2016 release, the first studio album in six years from the iconic British rock guitarist. Loud Hailer combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. Loud Hailer, which is another name for a megaphone, is a suitable moniker for an album that isn't shy about speaking it's mind. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains, "I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view." To help him write the 11 tracks on Loud Hailer, Beck enlisted two fierce young females from London - singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. Beck produced Loud Hailer with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Rosie and Carmen. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti. Bones lends her powerful voice to nine of the 11 songs on Loud Hailer, which is then rounded out by two signature Beck instrumentals.

Beck, Jeff - Flash Holland - Import $15.98
Beck, Jeff - Rough & Ready Holland - Import $17.98

Bowie, David - 1966: The Pye Singles - Digipack Packaging $11.98
Digitally remastered 50th Anniversary edition of this mini album now featuring new cover art. This set features the A and B-sides of the singles that David Bowie released on Pye Records in 1966. On that year when Bowie signed to Pye, The Monkees - and sole British member Davy Jones - had become popular so he switched from his birth name of David Jones to David Bowe. Features "I Dig Everything," "I'm Not Losing Sleep," and more.

Bowie, David - Earthling CD $14.98
CD reissue. Earthling is the 20th studio album by David Bowie, originally released in February 1997. The album showcases an electronica-influenced sound partly inspired by the industrial and drum and bass culture of the 1990s. This was the first album Bowie self-produced since his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. Shortly after the release of this album, Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bowie, David - Hours CD $14.98
CD reissue. Hours is the 21st studio album by David Bowie, originally released in 1999. All songs on the album were written by Bowie and guitarist Reeves Gabrels. Bowie and Gabrels wrote the songs for both Hours and the video game Omikron: The Nomad Soul at the same time. According to Gabrels, they set up special writing sessions to write the music for these projects, then recorded demos in studios in Bermuda and Paris. They wrote six songs and "a bunch" of instrumental pieces, of which six were completed for the game. Another eight vocal songs were written for Hours. The original title for the album was going to be "The Dreamers", after the album's closing track

Bowie, David - Outside CD $14.98
CD reissue. Outside was the 19th studio album by rock icon David Bowie, originally released in 1995. The album was Bowie's reunion with Brian Eno, whom Bowie had worked with most famously on his Berlin Trilogy in the 1970s. Subtitled "the Ritual Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue: A non-linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle", Outside centers on the characters of a dystopian world on the eve of the 21st century. The album put Bowie back into the mainstream scene of rock music with it's singles "The Hearts Filthy Lesson", "Strangers When We Meet", and "Hallo Spaceboy" (remixed by the Pet Shop Boys).

Brand X - X-Communication UK - Import $21.98

Brown, Arthur & Kingdom Come - Lost Ears UK - Import, 2PC $26.98
2CD set. Almost 90 minutes of Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come from the years 1968-1972 incl unreleased material

Bryars, Gavin - Adelaide Town Hall UK - Import $25.98
Bryars, Gavin - I Tatti Madrigals UK - Import $25.98
Bryars, Gavin - Nothing Like The Sun UK - Import $25.98

Buchanan, Roy - Genius Of The Guitar: His Early Records UK - Import $19.98
EU-only two CD collection. During the early 1970s, Roy Buchanan was feted as the greatest rock guitarist the world had ever known. This superb CD from Jasmine takes a step back into his early career where he spent many years scuffling as a guitar slinger in numerous bands and doing a substantial amount of session work. Collected across this 44 track set are examples of his dynamic guitar contributions to a bevy of national, regional and downright parochial recording artists including Dale Hawkins, Bob Luman, Freddy Cannon, and Danny and The Juniors. As well as all that there a couple of singles released under his own name plus a couple or more tracks where the jury is still out as to the identity of the guitar player. Outstanding guitar work is what this CD is all about and although these early recordings don't quite give the full picture of his exemplary talent for improvisation and creativity that would come in the ‘70s, they certainly show the signs of it developing, and tracks such as "The Jam (Part 1 and 2)" demonstrate his dynamic and original guitar sound.

Burroughs, William S. - Let Me Hang You CD $12.98
Twenty years ago, William S. Burroughs was asked to record an audio version of his favorite parts of Naked Lunch. Longtime associates and producers Hal Willner and James Grauerholz produced several sessions, and they recruited a team of world class musicians to help. Famed for their Naked City involvement, Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz contributed their genius, as well as Eyvind Kang, just to name a few. The recordings were then abandoned and collected dust on a musty shelf, as forgotten as a piece of rancid ectoplasm on a peepshow floor. Let Me Hang You is a collection of depraved genius straight from the godfather of punk's very own mouth. If chills and thrills are what you seek, then look no further - here is the bible of freakdom, recited by the pope of the underground... Now, pull the chair from underneath you and see what happens!

Can - Can CD $14.98
Can - CD reissue of self titled album by legendary German band, Can, from 1979. Final album before band's initial hiatus in 1981. Standard CD issue, previously only available as SACD. Can, also known as Inner Space (and, with additional tracks, as Legendary Can), is the eleventh studio album by Can, released in 1979. Former bassist Holger Czukay's involvement with this album is limited to tape editing. It is Can's last album before the reunion album Rite Time ten years later and was released after the band's break-up.

Canned Heat - One More River to Cross + Bonus Tracks Bonus Tracks, UK - Import $21.98
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of Canned Heat's one and only album for Atlantic from 1973. Produced by Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins at Muscle Shoals Studio, Alabama, the band's lineup included Bob Hite, Henry Ventine and Adolfo 'Fito' de la Parra. BGO have added two extra tracks that Atlantic issued as a single to promote the album: 'The Harder They Come' and 'Rock 'N' Roll Show'. Fito de la Para still leads a revised Canned Heat including original member Larry Taylor and Harvey Mandel.

Captain Beefheart - Live At The Country Club: Reseda California 1981 UK - Import, 2PC $26.98

Carlton, Larry & Steve Lukather - At Blue Note Tokyo CD $18.98
Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather share the stage once again in this exceptional live recording at the famous Blue Note in Tokyo Japan. This 7 song concert features amazing tunes such as the famous Robert Johnson Crossroads and The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps. The talent level of these two legends when paired together is unparalleled.

Circa - Valley Of The Windmill CD $15.98
Circa is a progressive rock supergroup founded by former Yes member Tony Kaye (keyboards), current Yes member Billy Sherwood (guitar, vocals), with Scott Connor on drums and Ricky Tierney on bass. Valley of the Windmill can be described as super proggy with influences ranging from classic Yes and Gentle Giant, to Porcupine Tree and Marillion. An absolute must for all Prog Rock fans!

Cobham, Billy - Live At Montreux Switzerland 1978 CD $24.98

Davis, Betty - Columbia Years 1968-1969 - Remastered $17.98
All tracks previously unreleased (except track B5/8). Production by Miles Davis & Teo Macero with performances from Hugh. Masekela, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Brooks, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), Larry Young, and members of The Jazz Crusaders. Remastered from the original analog master tapes. New interviews, rare photos, and unseen historical documents from the Teo Macero archive.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - 2PC $16.98
Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. As well as creating spectacular 'live' shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band's musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue program that will put the spotlight on ELP's nine studio albums as well as their 'live' recordings and compilations. Emerson, Lake & Palmer was first released after the group's critically acclaimed debut show at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, when they performed to 600,000 people. It's dynamic original compositions and classical adaptations are brimful of Emerson's superb piano and Moog synthesizer work, Lake's magnificent vocals, bass and acoustic guitar playing and Palmer's lightning fast drumming. Bartok's "The Barbarian," together with originals "Take A Pebble," "Knife Edge," and the three part suite "The Three Fates" are followed by "Tank" and Lake's ballad "Lucky Man" which was the band's debut single.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition CD $16.98
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. As well as creating spectacular 'live' shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band's musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue program that will put the spotlight on ELP's nine studio albums as well as their 'live' recordings and compilations. ELP'S third album Pictures At An Exhibition (1971) has been credited with inspiring many young musicians to embrace and study classical music. Based on the group's enthusiastic interpretation of the famous work by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, it was a major hit and reached Number 3 in the U.K. and Number 10 in the U.S. album charts. Pictures was recorded on March 21st, 1971 at Newcastle City Hall, where Emerson made use of the hall's thunderous pipe organ. The LP reissue comprises an excellent new remaster cut from the original master tapes.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus CD $16.98
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. As well as creating spectacular 'live' shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band's musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue program that will put the spotlight on ELP's nine studio albums as well as their 'live' recordings and compilations. The band's second album Tarkus (1971) saw ELP take a new direction with yet more complex keyboard sounds. The title track took up the whole of side one of the original LP, and defined the band's exultant, bombastic approach."Jeremy Bender," "Bitches Crystal," "The Only Way (Hymn)," "Infinite Space (Conclusion)," "A Time And A Place," and the rocking "Are You Ready Eddy?" complete this groundbreaking Number One U.K. album that also shot to Number 9 on the U.S. charts.

Enid - Dust CD $16.98

Eye 2 Eye - Eye To Eye Asia - Import $14.98

Family, The - Future History CD $14.98
Brooklyn's rootsy progressive metal collective FAMILY has been wowing audiences since 2011 with it's unique and earnest blend of classic rock meets modern heaviness, alongside a healthy dose of behind-the-beat New Orleans groove and progressive rhythmic patterns.

Fates Warning - Theories of Flight - Ltd. Ed., Digipack Packaging, 2PC $16.98
Deluxe two CD edition includes bonus six track acoustic disc. 2016 release, the twelfth studio album from American progressive metal veterans Fates Warning. They are one of the most successful US-based prog bands who have sold over 300,000 albums in the United States. Right from the impressive first minutes of this album, Fates Warning proves itself to be one of those rare veteran bands capable of delivering new material as poignant as powerful as their many high points of the past. Fates Warning rose to international fame in the 1980s and was ranked as one of the early "flagship bands of progressive metal" along with Queensryche and Dream Theater, who were responsible for creating, developing and popularizing that genre.

Fireballet - Two Too Canada - Import $19.98

Focus & Friends - Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon UK - Import $21.98
2016 release. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the Dutch band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features Thijs Van Leer, Pierre Van Der Linden, Bobby Jacobs and Jan Dumee. The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer Marvio Ciribelli. The album features all-star Brazilian musicians including Arthur Maia and Mario Seve joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with Marcio Bahia... as musicianship once again goes Beyond the Horizon

Foghat - Under The Influence CD $14.98
Brand new studio release from legendary rock band Foghat - Includes appearances from Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) and Nick Jameson (former Foghat Producer/Bassist) - Last studio release, Last Train Home (2010), has scanned nearly 11k in the US - Foghat have earned 8 GOLD, 1 PLATINUM, & 1 DOUBLE PLATINUM Album - On tour through October 2016, includes dates with Joan Jett, Boston, Steppenwolf & more

Foxx, John - 21st Century: A Man - a Woman and a City CD $17.98
Foxx, John - 21st Century: A Man - a Woman and a City - With DVD, 2PC $24.98

Gales, Eric - A Night On The Sunset Strip - With DVD, 2PC $15.98
Deluxe CD/DVD edition. Blues rock phenom Eric Gales brings his fiery six-string pyrotechnics deep into the heart of Hollywood's famed music scene on this spectacular concert package! Gales let's loose on a string of Southern fried soulful blues favorites from his back catalog including "Block The Sun" and "The Open Road" plus tracks from his most recent album Good For Sumthin' including a smokin' hot cover of The Stones's "Miss You!" Features a special guest appearance by Good For Sumthin' producer Raphael Saadiq bass.

Ghost Medicine - Discontinuance UK - Import $21.98

Goblin - La Via Della Droga / O.S.T. Italy - Import $21.98

Golliwogs - Pre-Creedence UK - Import $19.98

Goodman, Jerry - Violin Fantasy CD $14.98
2016 release. Brilliant collection of new and rare tracks from the greatest rock violinist ever, Jerry Goodman! Includes covers of hard rock favorites "Enter Sandman," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Eye Of The Tiger," "The Final Countdown," and more plus two new compositions "In The Realm Of The Netherworld" and "Violin Fantasy" and lots more! Features guest performances by Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin, Billy Sherwood, and Nektar!

Gunhill & John Lawton - Nightheat / One Over The Eight UK - Import, 2PC $27.98
UK two CD set. Gunhill is a band from the ‘90s which featured John Lawton, the former lead singer of Uriah Heep. This twofer collects together the cassette/fan club only release One Over The Eight (1995) and the now out of print and virtually impossible to find second album Nightheat. Both discs feature bonus tracks with the intention of making this set the comprehensive collection of all the Gunhill studio recordings! This re-release has been prepared with the full input of John Lawton personally and has had a 2016 remaster.

Guru Guru Groove Band - The Birth Of Krautrock 1969 CD $14.98
2016 release. This newly discovered gem documenting the inception of Krautrock finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier. This historically important release was recorded in a small studio in Heidelberg Germany 1969 with Neumeier and future Guru Guru member Uli Trepte as well as a host of guest musicians, taking loads of LSD, and performing a collective free style modal improvisation that would form the foundation of many Krautrock bands to come. Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artists, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd.

Hackett, Steve - Blues With A Feeling - Remastered, Extended Edition $24.98
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered expanded edition of Steve Hackett's unique 1994 album, "Blues With a Feeling". The album showcased another side of the musical personality of the legendary guitarist. As Steve says; "The Blues is a style of music that's intensely emotional and exciting. The music is the place where truly alive electric guitar sounds were first born. All the sonic developments that rock music inherited stem from that". "Blues With a Feeling" demonstrated Steve Hackett's ability and affinity with the music form and was a very satisfying and entertaining excursion into a new genre for it's creator. This new release has been re-mastered from the original masters and is graced by two superb brand new bonus tracks, especially recorded for this reissue.

Hedningarna - Hippjokk CD $14.98
1997 release. Hedningarna present Hippjokk. When the female singers had other things to do the original male members of the group made this mostly instrumental record except for some vocals by Finnish Wimme Saari. Heavy and very dancy.

Hedningarna - Kaski CD $14.98
1992 release. With an electrified goat stomach, home-built and electrified ancient instruments Hedningarna took the world by storm with their version of Nordic folk music. Heavy and hypnotic with the two Finnish female voices on top. Kaksi! Is considered a mile pole in the history of Swedish folk music.

Hedningarna - Tra CD $14.98
1994 release. Tra, the second album from Hedningarna, develops their sound. It was their break through outside Scandinavia. Tra was nominated for two Swedish Grammy awards.

Hunter, Ian - Overnight Angels Bonus Track, Holland - Import $15.98

Infinite Spectrum - Haunter Of The Dark CD $16.98

Jones, Percy - M12 CD $18.98
M12 is the latest album (2016) by Percy Jones. Fretless electric bassist Percy Jones has carved out his place in progressive rock and jazz fusion during his longstanding affiliation with the bands Brand X and Tunnels and is considered to be one of the greatest bass players in the world by Bass Player magazine. A native of Wales, Mr. Jones began his career as a notable bass player with the Liverpool Scene, and the Scaffold in the U.K. He is also a founding member of BRAND X, a pioneer jazz-rock fusion outfit, working alongside John Goodsall, Robin Lumley and Phil Collins of Genesis. He has several compact discs out of his own projects, including the band Tunnels, and 2 solo releases. Percy has also collaborated with numerous other musicians in performances and sessions; Brian Eno, Suzanne Vega, Bill Frisell, Roy Harper, Richard Barbieri, Nova, Project Lo, Sarah Pillow and Bobby Previte, just to name a few. He has toured extensively in the United States, Europe and Japan as a solo artist as well as a bass player in various bands. Percy proudly endorses Ibanez Bass Guitars, Euphonic Audio Amplifiers and DR Strings.

Jones, Wizz & Ralph McTell - About Time UK - Import $27.98

Kaiser, Henry - Nazca Lines Canada - Import $26.98
This album consists of 22 freely improvised solos on 18 different acoustic guitars. In the past 5 years, Henry Kaiser released seven solo discs that consist of long (70-80 minute) electric guitar solos. In this latest release, he explores the short solo guitar format, with solos wherein the mind of the listener can hold the beginning, middle, and end of the musical stories in one mentation. In the tradition of Derek Bailey's 1975 classic album IMPROVISATION on the Italian CRAMPS label, these solos are short virtuoso expressions of extended guitar language and technique. More significantly, they are expositions of many new approaches to musical narrative. Akin to short story format, as opposed to novels, the improvisations are concise, otherworldly, and surprisingly electric-sounding for being played on acoustic guitars. Imagine Henry Kaiser, Derek Bailey, Robert Peter Williams, Morton Feldman, Robbie Basho, Joseph Spence, Toru Takemitsu, Karlheinz Stockhausen, D'Gary, Teta, and Masayuki Takayanagi sitting around a campfire for a crazy acoustic guitar jamboree, that is then transfigured through a sonic-kaleidoscope, inter-dimensional, space warp, and you can begin to guess what this recording sounds like.

Kaleidoscope - Side Trips Holland - Import $17.98

Kansas - Always Never The Same Canada - Import $15.98
Kansas - Monolith Holland - Import $15.98

Karmakanic - Dot - With DVD, 2PC $16.98

Katatonia - Viva Emptiness CD $14.98

Katche, Manu - Unstatic CD $11.98

King Crimson - Denver 1972 - Kc Live Collector's Club - Ltd. Ed. $15.98
'So here we are in Denver, Colorado March 13, 1972. Another town, another gig and yet another King Crimson line-up due to go their separate ways at the end of an American tour. Though this particular gig was chosen for the K.C. Collectors' Club well before the loss of Boz and Ian, it somehow seems a fitting tribute to them, and in particular, their resilience as players and people...` --Sid Smith

Loggins & Messina - Loggins & Messina Holland - Import $15.98

Lucassen, Arjen Anthony - Strange Hobby UK - Import $25.98
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Strange Hobby was previously released in 1999 without saying who the artist was ! It can now be announced it was legendary Dutch prog artist Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Strange Hobby has been out of print for over a decade and is now a much sought-after collectors' item. This edition includes four bonus tracks which have not been available on the album previously. This re-release is likely to be a big surprise to many of his fans. The CD release of Strange Hobby is the first on Arjen's own Aluca Music imprint.

M3 - Rough & Ready UK - Import $19.98
2016 release. Although best known from their days in Whitesnake, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody and Neil Murray prove here that good old fashioned blues/rock is far from dead. Whitesnake numbers come alive with three of the original members plus Norwegian hard rock singer Johnny Lande. Lande is best known for being the former vocalist of Ark, Beyond Twilight, Millennium, Vagabond, and Masterplan. Guesting on the album is Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker).

Magna Carta - Martin's Cafe UK - Import $19.98
Digitally remastered edition. Magna Carta's easy going brand of British folk-rock recorded in Spring 1974 but it's release was delayed until in early 1977, this was the band's eighth studio album. Martin's Cafe is one of three Magna Carta albums that went silver. Magna Carta have been delighting lovers of music with their live performances and albums since 1969. Over the years, they have performed in over 60 countries, sold over 8,000,000 records worldwide, and have six gold and three silver albums to their name. Arguably one of the greatest acoustic acts in the world, they have transcended the fluctuating fortunes of the music business to remain a superb concert and recording act, surviving for an astounding 35 years.

Maschera Di Cera - Live From The Past Vol 1: Milano 2002 Italy - Import $29.98
Maschera Di Cera - Live From The Past Vol 2: Belgium 2005 Italy - Import $29.98

McGarrigle, Kate & Anna - Toronto May 82 CD $17.98
Kate & Anna McGarrigle, live at the University of Toronto, Canada on May 29th, 1982. On this CBC broadcast of a Toronto concert, Kate and Anna McGarrigle presented highlights of their first two critically-acclaimed albums, as well six songs from their most recent LP, Love Over and Over. The eclectic folk duo also performed a couple of traditional folk songs, "Johnny's Gone to Hilo" and "Dig My Grave," that would not appear on one of their albums for another fifteen years.

Merzbow - An Untroublesome Defencelessness CD $15.98
Merzbow - Life Performance CD $16.98

Miller, Steve - The Joker Live CD $11.98
The Joker Live in Concert by Steve Miller Band - It's been a little over 40 years since the Steve Miller Band released their much-heralded record, 'The Joker,' and now the band is marking that milestone with a special live album. Released in 1973, 'The Joker,' fueled by it's chart-topping title song, became Miller's commercial breakthrough. For the next decade he became one of rock's most reliable hit-makers, with songs like 'Fly Like an Eagle,' 'Jet Airliner' and 'Swingtown.' When several friends and colleagues reminded me that it was the 40th birthday of The Joker album, I smiled-and started playing the whole album's songs live again," Steve Miller said in a press release. "And at the end of the last tour realized we had a great new record that we wanted to share with our fans. We hope you like it as much as we did playing and recording it."

Miller, Steve - Wide River CD $11.98
Steve Miller was a mainstay of the San Francisco music scene that upended American culture in the late '60s. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music-and society-could be in the years to come. Then, in the '70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock 'n' roll music that was polished, exciting and irresistible, and that has dominated radio through today. Hit followed hit in an endless flow: "The Joker," "Livin' in the USA," "Take the Money and Run," "Rock'n Me," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Jet Airliner," "Jungle Love," and "Abracadabra" among them. To this day, these songs are instantly recognizable when they come on the radio-and impossible not to sing along with. When the often overlooked Wide River was originally released in June 1993, it was Miller's first album in five years and turned out to be his last album for seventeen years, until 2010's Bingo! A return to his definitive '70s form, the self-produced album was recorded with his regular touring band and features all of Miller's vintage bluesy pop/rock signatures.

Monkees - Instant Replay - Deluxe 50Th Anniversary Ltd. Ed., Original Master Recording $17.98
Instant Replay (The Monkees album) Instant Replay is the seventh studio album by The Monkees. Issued six months after the cancellation of the group's NBC television series, it is also the first album released after Peter Tork left the group and the only album of the original nine studio albums that does not include any songs featured in the TV show from the original NBC run nor the CBS/ABC reruns. Two songs from these sessions, "A Man Without a Dream" and "Someday Man" (later issued as the b-side of the "Listen to the Band" single) were produced by Bones Howe and recorded at Wally Heider's Studio. Howe brought in Wrecking Crew musicians including Tommy Tedesco (guitar), Joe Osborn (bass) and Hal Blaine (drums) and a nine-piece horn section. Despite having already quit the group, Peter Tork makes an appearance on this album by playing guitar on "I Won't Be the Same Without Her."

P.F.M. - P.F.M.? P.F.M.! Italy - Import $18.98

Parsons, Alan - Live In Colombia - 2PC $16.98

Pink Floyd - A Foot In The Door: The Best Of Pink Floyd - Digipack Packaging $14.98
Reissue of this single disc collection from one of the most influential British bands in rock history. Includes many of their most iconic tracks including 'Money', 'Comfortably Numb', 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' (Pts 1-5), 'Wish You Were Here' and more.

Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder (Live) - Digipack Packaging, 2PC $22.98
Digipak reissue of this two CD 1988 live album from the British rock legends. Delicate Sound of Thunder was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988. It was released in November 1988, through EMI Records in the UK and Columbia Records in the United States.

Pink Floyd - Echoes: The Best Of Pink Floyd - Digipack Packaging, 2PC $22.98
Reissue of this two CD collection from one of the most influential British bands in rock history. Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 album chart on November 27, 2001, with sales of 214, 650 copies. It remained on the chart for 26 weeks. The album was certified Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum on 6 December 2001 in the US by the RIAA. It was certified Triple Platinum in the US on 8 January 2002, and Quadruple platinum on 10 September 2007.

Pink Floyd - Relics - Digipack Packaging $14.98
Reissue of this 1971 collection from one of the most influential British bands in rock history. Relics (subtitle: A Bizarre Collection of Antiques & Curios) was released on 14 May in the UK and 15 July in the United States. Includes singles and album tracks from the band's early days including 'Arnold Lane', 'Interstellar Overdrive', 'See Emily Play', 'Careful With That Axe, Eugene' and more.

Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun CD $14.98
Porcupine Tree - Signify CD $14.98

Residents - Daydream B-liver CD $19.98
Daydream B-Liver was released by The Residents' Fan Club UWEB in 1991. It's an assortment of music from the years 1971 to 1991. The oldest material is a recording of a live show at The Boarding House in '71. The Residents were assisted by Snakefinger for the event. Then there is three tracks from the Stars & Hank Forever sessions that were not used on the original album. Daydream In Space was recorded by the band especially for this compilation. It is a nod to Sun Ra and Barry White. Dog Glue is an unused snippet from the Baby King music used on The King And Eye. The 1990s are represented by music from the Freak Show and Cube E sessions, including a live rehearsal for a German TV show. The song that gives the album its title (apart from it being part B of Liver Music) is a cover version of The Monkees' hit single of the (nearly) same name. As a bonus, we have included the Special Almost Dance Mix of Hit The Road Jack, a song that The Residents recorded in 1987 as a follow-up to Kaw-Liga. This version has previously never been available on CD. Comes with a new front cover by Pore No Graphics.

Schulze, Klaus - Blackdance CD $18.98
Schulze, Klaus - Live @ Klangart - 2PC $21.98
Schulze, Klaus - Picture Music CD $18.98

Sea Level - Sea Level / Long Walk On A Short Pier CD $16.98
Having put out Sea Level's second and third albums, we're now polishing off their Capricorn album catalog by releasing the first and last albums on a single CD! Sea Level had begun as a Allman Brothers spinoff, with three members of the mid-'70s ABB (keyboardist Chuck Leavell, percussionist Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson and bassist Lamar Williams) leading their proto-jam band mixture of jazz, blues, and rock on the debut record, which was highlighted by such instrumentals as "The Rain in Spain" and "Tidal Wave" as well as the Leavell organ showcase "Grand Larceny." And though the band had changed quite a bit between the first and fourth record-Jaimoe and drummer George Weaver had left, and guitarist Davis Causey, saxophonist/keyboardist Randall Bramblett, and drummer Joe English had joined-the band maintained it's superb "level" of musicianship, even though Long Walk on a Short Pier didn't come out in the U.S. for 20 years due to contractual problems with Capricorn. Both albums have been out of print on CD for over a decade and command huge prices on the reselllers' market; they appear here with notes by Scott Schinder featuring exclusive quotes from Chuck Leavell himself!

Security Project - Live 1 UK - Import $21.98
The timeless music of Peter Gabriel finds new life with The Security Project. Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band take these classics and give them new wings for the 21st Century. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His startling interpretations add a haunting authenticity to the live shows. This live CD (part 2 out in October) is a first - no one has dared take on Gabriel's material at this level before. These immaculate arrangements show a live band brewing something deep from these original musical recipes. The Security Project tours worldwide. A West Coast tour starts in May and an East Coast one in October.

Shankar, Ravi - Ragas & Talas / India's Master Musician Spain - Import, 2PC $19.98

Simko, Kate & London Electronic Orchestra - Kate Simko & London Electronic Orchestra UK - Import $22.98

Smyth, Gilli - Mother Remastered, UK - Import $21.98
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1978 album by Gong member GILLI SMYTH, "Mother". Comprised of recordings dating as far back as 1972 (some featuring Gong), "Mother" is arguably one of the finest albums in the wider Gong family. Described as "A psychedelic, spacey invocation of motherhood, an examination of gender roles and reincarnation", the album was mostly created in Mallorca by Gilli Smyth's then-partner and Gong visionary, Daveid Allen, who also played on the album. The album also saw guest appearances from saxophonist Didier Malherbe, bassist Christian Tristch and drummer Pip Pyle among others. Featuring the customary Daevid Allen touch of imaginative edits and sound collages, "Mother" is a joy from beginning to end. This new, official release has been newly re-mastered and includes a booklet with liner notes by Gong archivist and expert Jonny Greene.

Snakefinger - Chewing Hides The Sound CD $18.98

Sun Ra - In Some Far Place: Roma 77 UK - Import, 2PC $26.98
Sun Ra - To Saturn And Back (Best Of) - 2PC $12.98

Sun Ra - Cosmos CD $16.98
Expect to find contradictions here, contrasting shapes that butt against each other, prodding the complacent listener like a gadfly to travel with the sounds, to release, to explore. My Music, notes Sun Ra, will at first frighten people. My music represents happiness, and people aren t used to that yet. Cosmos is Sun Ra s philosophy embedded in plastic, courtesy of Inner City Records. It is an unprecedented look at the inner and outer worlds of sound; a magic mixture of the exotic and the mundane, the supernatural and the material, the solar wind beating against the rings of Saturn and the gentle spring breeze blowing a nearby oak tree. If nothing else, it is a voyage. To the stars. To the cosmos. To the edge of the universe. Beyond the unknown. -Eric Kriss

Sun Ra & John Cage - Complete Performance: John Cage Meets Sun Ra - Digipack Packaging $16.98
Historic 1986 concert collaboration from two musical mavericks

Surman, John - Morning Glory CD $16.98
At the time of it's original release in 1973, Morning Glory, seemed a surprising departure for saxophonist John Surman. It seemed to owe more to the music being made by Miles Davis, Weather Report and Tony Williams' Lifetime in the USA or Ian Carr's Nucleus and Soft Machine in the UK than it did to the often abstract, free but determinedly acoustic music that Surman had pioneered up to that point. Hindsight tells another story. Morning Glory stands as both a consolidation of his work to date and, like the solo Westering Home, it offers a signpost for his work in subsequent years. Surman chose his partners for the recording very carefully, drawing from his friends and trusted collaborators. In particular, Terje Rypdal on electric guitar and John Taylor on both acoustic and electric pianos allows for an expanded musical palette. The rhythm section of Malcolm Griffiths on trombone, Chris Laurence on bass and John Marshall's chattering drums lay down a remarkably elastic rhythmic counterpoint. All of these musical signatures would become even more evident in his later recordings for ECM. Re-mastering from the original master tapes supervised by John Surman.

Surman, John - Westering Home CD $16.98
Fledg'ling are very proud to bring Westering Home to CD. Westering Home was originally released in 1972. John Surman plays everything on the album, drawing together many of the threads of his earlier recordings with the possibilities offered by technology (and his own prodigious musicality). "I took a break from being on the road. This was just around the time when mono had become stereo, and then - in a flash - multi-track recording became possible. I was fascinated by the possibilities of, say, three bass clarinets on different tracks improvising together. Plus I had a curiosity about 'radiophonics' and tape manipulation and Pierre Henry's musique concrete. So it was in that spirit that I started work on what was to become Westering Home." Surman was born in Tavistock, North Devon. He initially gained recognition playing baritone saxophone in the Mike Westbrook Band in the mid-1960s, and was soon heard regularly playing soprano saxophone and bass clarinet as well. Surman developed a fearsome reputation as a prolific collaborator and session musician, before recording a series of albums under his own name beginning with the eponymous John Surman in 1969. His relationship with ECM Records has been continuous from the late 1970s to the present; Surman has recorded prolifically for the label playing bass clarinet, recorders, soprano and baritone saxophones and using synthesizers, both solo and with a wide range of other musicians.

T-Rex - Born To Boogie UK - Import, 2PC $22.98
2016 two CD set containing both Wembley Empire Pool shows, in their entirety, from the day in March 1972 that marked the peak of T. Rextasy. Presented in a digipak with a booklet with new annotation by Mark Paytress and previously unpublished Keith Morris photos, several of the songs from the second show (to which Bolan and Tony Visconti added overdubs) have never been issued on CD.

Tippets, Julie & Martin Archer - Ghosts Of Gold CD $15.98
Tippets, Julie & Martin Archer - Serpentine CD $15.98
Tippets, Julie & Martin Archer - Tales Of Finin CD $21.98

Tir Na Nog - Live At The Half Moon UK - Import $26.98

Tubes - Young And Rich / Now - 2PC $19.98
The fact that these two albums, their second and third releases, were out of print for years is eloquent testimony to the fact that The Tubes are one of the most underrated bands of the '70s. This was a band that blended disparate strands of Album-Oriented Rock into a vision all their own. Salacious Zappa-like satire? Check. Over the top theatricality a la Alice Cooper? Check. BOC-like hard rock? Check. Even avant-garde, Beefheart-ian atonality cropped up in unexpected places. Yet underneath all the pomp and circumstance this San Francisco group was still just a bar band, and it was these radically different stylistic directions that held back these records from widespread commercial success even as they rewarded those listeners that hung on for the ride. Whether live, with the various personas adopted by Fee Waybill, or in the studio, The Tubes approached each song as a conceptual art piece; such songs as "Don't Touch Me There," "Slipped My Disco," "Cathy's Clone" and "God-Bird-Change" attest that they damn well pulled it off. One CD wasn't enough to hold these records; we've given them each their own disc, and added liner notes by Gene Sculatti drawn from a new interview with drummer Prairie Prince along with the original inner-sleeve art. Essential '70s artifacts whose vision remains vital and relevant.

Twenty Four Hours - Left-To-Live Italy - Import $21.98
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS is a modern Italian band led by keyboardist-singer Paolo LIPPE. The quartet performs a brand of music that can be defined as quite close, in spirit more than in form, to PORCUPINE TREE. Following in this its main inspiration, "Oval Dreams" elegantly and convincingly blends airy guitars with linear rhythm lines and energetic themes. PINK FLOYD and OZRIC TENTACLES could be mentioned here as well. Still not convinced ? Even if one tells you that one of the tracks is called "Twenty-Four-Pink-Hot-Tentacles" ?? There are also two cover versions on this album revealing two other major influences: VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR's "Darkness - 11/11" and THE BEATLES' "Mother Nature's Son". This piece of work finishes stylishly with "The Bastards", an almost 20-minute epic-suite ! The fifth rendition by TWENTY-FOUR HOURS, "Left-To-Live - A Meditation On Past And Present Perfect Crimes" (Musea, 2016) is an ambitious classic concept-album, the achievement of a quarter of a Century of existence. The lyrics are asking the question of our collective reaction, if there was only one day left for Mankind. What will be remembered of our stay on Earth ? How would we then judge our acts, sometimes questionable, a few hours before the end ?... For once, the Italian musicians decided to leave the artistic side to an independent producer, Andrea VALFRE (LE ORME), also responsible for some of the arrangements. The result is an impressive masterpiece !

Unit 4+2 - Concrete & Clay-The Complete Recordings 1964-69 UK - Import, 2PC $28.98

Vai, Steve - Modern Primitive / Passion & Warfare (25th Anniversary Edition) - 2PC $16.98
Digitally remastered deluxe two CD edition. Passion And Warfare is the second studio album by guitarist Steve Vai, released in September 1990. It was written based on a series of dream sequences that Vai had when he was younger. Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Passion And Warfare comes this special edition of the album which includes the first-ever release of Vai's Modern Primitive songs and recordings. Based on song sketches and works-in-progress penned, and recorded, by Vai following the release of Flex-Able, the artist's debut album, in January 1984, the music on Modern Primitive has been completed by Steve for release as a full album bonus disc in the Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition.

Vitous, Miroslav - Music From Weather Report CD $17.98

Wakeman, Rick - Can You Hear Me UK - Import $19.98

West, Leslie - Mountain Germany - Import $19.98

Winter, Johnny - I'm A Bluesman UK - Import $22.98
Reissue of this 2004 album from the blues guitarist. His first album of new material in almost eight years was certainly very much in the straightforward blues-rock mold, emphasis on the "blues" over "rock." The songs here are a mixture of originals, contributions from past and present sidemen. A fantastic collection of good-natured blues-rock, and the acoustic "That Wouldn't Satisfy" that provides inspired moments. Winter's slide guitar on this track is simply superb. Johnny Winter was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, he also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Winter, Johnny - Woodstock Revival 10 Year Anniversary Festival 79 CD $16.98
Johnny Winter, live at Woodstock Revival, 10 Year Anniversary Festival 1979 on 8th September 1979. There have been several high profile anniversary reunions for Woodstock 10, 25 and 30 years after this iconic event first took place, but one of the most interesting occurred when many of the original musicians converged on Long Island's Parr Meadows in Brookhaven, New York to celebrate the tenth anniversary. Unlike later events, this was a true reunion for many of the musicians who played the 1969 festival. Johnny Winter was undoubtedly one of the main attractions and festival high points and the combination of Winter with Bobby Torello and Jon Paris makes for immense impact both on the ears and the memory banks. Klondike proudly presents the entire original WBAB-FM broadcast of Johnny Winter live from Woodstock Reunion 1979, at Parr Meadows, Brookhaven, New York on Saturday 8th September 1979. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos.

Wolverine - Machina Viva CD $16.98

XTC - English Settlement Remastered, UK - Import $13.98

Young, Neil - Earth - 2PC $19.98
2016 two CD live release from the veteran singer/songwriter. The album features performances of songs from a range of Young's albums, including last year's The Monsanto Years, 1990's Ragged Glory, and 1970's After the Gold Rush. The audio was captured during Young's 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real, fronted by Willie Nelson's sons Lukas (vocals/guitar) and Micah (guitar, vocals). The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show. A new take on some of Young's most beloved songs, Earth features the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows - creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere. "Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together," says Young. "Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times."

Zappa, Frank - Frank Zappa For President - $10.98
2016 Collection. Frank Zappa For President? You betcha! We know at various times he wanted to run for office. In the spirit of the 2016 dramatic presidential election adventures, comes a release that gives us a glimpse into what could have been. This album is comprised of unreleased compositions realized on the Synclavier along with other relevant tracks mined from the vault with a political thread tying it all together. Don t forget to Register and Vote!

Zappa, Frank - The Crux Of The Biscuit - $16.98
2016 collection. The Crux Of The Biscuit was created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe('). As part of the ongoing Project/Object Audio Documentary Series, it contains rare alternate mixes, live performances and studio session outtakes. This release celebrates the creation of a truly iconic record that reached the Top Ten in the Billboard Chart and earned FZ an RIAA Gold Record Award.

Zephyr - Going Back To Colorado / Leaving Colorado - Jewel Case Packaging, 2PC $21.98
Commemorating the 45th Anniversary of Going Back To California, the 2nd and final studio album by one of Colorado's best-known rock bands Zephyr that featured the guitar wunderkind Tommy Bolin, Sunset Blvd Records is releasing a 2CD set of the album plus a bonus disc of live material from 1969-1971 recorded in Boulder, Colorado and San Bernardino, California with the original lineup of Tommy Bolin with vocalist Candy Givens, organist John Faris, bassist David Givens and drummer Bobby Berge.



SACDs

Blood Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits - Slipsleeve Packaging - SACD $28.98

Loggins & Messina - Full Sail - Slipsleeve Packaging - SACD $28.98

Nyro, Laura - Eli And The Thirteenth Confession - SACD - SACD $28.98

Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against The Machine - SACD - SACD $28.98

Santana - Abraxas - Ltd. Ed., Hybrid SACD - SACD-Hybrid $31.98

Withers, Bill - Greatest Hits - Ltd. Ed., Hybrid SACD - SACD-Hybrid $31.98



Japanese CDs

Allman, Duane - Anthology $34.98
Allman, Duane - Anthology Volume 2 $34.98
Allman, Gregg - Laid Back $27.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Anderson, Ian - Divinities: Twelve Dances With God $21.98
Anderson, Ian - Thick As A Brick 2 $21.98
Anderson, Ian - Walk Into Light $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Anderson, Jon & Roine Stolt - Invention Of Knowledge SHM CD, Japan - Import $42.98

Babe Ruth - Amar Caballero $21.98
Babe Ruth - Babe Ruth $21.98
Babe Ruth - First Base $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Band, The - Band $27.98
Band, The - Cahoots $27.98
Band, The - Islands $27.98
Band, The - Moondog Matinee $27.98
Band, The - Music from Big Pink $27.98
Band, The - Northern Lights - Southern Cross $27.98
Band, The - Rock of Ages $34.98
Band, The - Stage Fright $27.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Betts, Dickey - Highway Call SHM CD, Japan - Import $27.98

Brecker Brothers - Out Of The Loop $26.98
Brecker Brothers - Return Of The Brecker Brothers $26.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Brown, Pete & Piblokto - Things May Come & Things May Go $21.98
Brown, Pete & Piblokto - Thousands On A Raft $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Buchanan, Roy - Roy Buchanan SHM CD, Japan - Import $27.98

Budgie - Bandolier $43.98
Budgie - In For The Kill $43.98
Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import

Budgie - Never Turn Your Back On A Friend SHM CD, Japan - Import $43.98

Buffalo Springfield - Again Japan - Import $22.98
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Japan - Import $22.98
Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around Japan - Import $22.98

Calvert, Robert - Captain Lockheed & The Starfighter $21.98
Calvert, Robert - Lucky Leif & The Longships $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Corea, Chick - Leprechaun $26.98
Corea, Chick - Mad Hatter $26.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Cream - BBC Sessions $27.98
Cream - Very Best Of $25.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby Stills & Nash Expanded Version, Remastered, Japan - Import $24.98
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again Expanded Version, Remastered, Japan - Import $24.98

Davis, Miles - Kind Of Blue (UHQCD) Hong Kong - Import $59.98
Davis, Miles - Quiet Nights + Sketches From Spain Japan - Import $27.98

Dire Straits - Alchemy $34.98
Dire Straits - Live at the BBC $27.98
Dire Straits - On the Night $27.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Duke, George - Save The Country SHM CD, Japan - Import $26.98

Gryphon - Gryphon $43.98
Gryphon - Midnight Mushrumps $43.98
Gryphon - Raindance $43.98
Gryphon - Red Queen To Gryphon Three $43.98
Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import

Hackett, Steve - Defector: Deluxe $79.98
Hackett, Steve - Please Don't Touch: Deluxe Edition $79.98
Hackett, Steve - Spectral Mornings: Deluxe Edition $79.98
Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import

Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido $21.98
Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill $21.98
Hawkwind - Hawkwind $21.98
Hawkwind - Xin Search Of Space $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Heads Hands & Feet - Heads Hands & Feet $31.98
Heads Hands & Feet - Tracks $31.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

I Pooh - Alessandra $21.98
I Pooh - Opera Prima $21.98
I Pooh - Parsifal $21.98
I Pooh - Un Po Del Nostro Tempo Migliore $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Kossoff, Paul - Back Street Crawler $27.98
Kossoff, Paul - Blue Soul $27.98
Kossoff / Kirke / Tetsu / Rabbit - Kossoff / Kirke / Tetsu / Rabbit $27.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Lee, Albert - Hiding SHM CD, Japan - Import $31.98

Man - Be Good To Yourself At Least Once $21.98
Man - Man $21.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Martin, George - Live & Let Die / O.S.T. Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import $43.98

Mayall, John & The Bluesbreakers - Crusade $27.98
Mayall, John & The Bluesbreakers - Hard Road $27.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Miller, Steve - Book of Dreams $32.98
Miller, Steve - Fly Like An Eagle $32.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Pagani, Mauro - Sogno Di Una Notte D'Estate SHM CD, Japan - Import $21.98

Page, Jimmy - Outrider SHM CD, Japan - Import $27.98

Police - Greatest Hits SHM CD, Japan - Import $25.98

Ponty, Jean-Luc - King Kong SHM CD, Japan - Import $26.98

Return to Forever - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy $26.98
Return to Forever - Where Have I Known You Before $26.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Russell, Leon - Leon Live SHM CD, Japan - Import $44.98

Rutles - Archaeology Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import $43.98

Spirogyra - Old Boot Wine $43.98
Spirogyra - St Radiguns $43.98
Mini-Lp Sleeve, SHM CD, Japan - Import

Ten Years After - Stonedhenge $27.98
Ten Years After - Ten Years After $27.98
Ten Years After - Undead $27.98
SHM CD, Japan - Import

Waits, Tom - Swordfishtrombones SHM CD, Japan - Import $27.98

Wakeman, Rick - Journey To The Centre Of The Earth SHM CD, Japan - Import $59.98

Walsh, Joe - You Can't Argue with a Sick Mind SHM CD, Japan - Import $27.98

Who - Legal Matter SHM CD, Japan - Import $31.98

Winter, Johnny - Progressive Blues Experiment SHM CD, Japan - Import $27.98

Wright, Gary - Footprint SHM CD, Japan - Import $43.98

Zawinul, Josef - Money In The Pocket SHM CD, Japan - Import $21.98






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