If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.
Emerson Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant, Rick Wakeman, Soft Machine, Frank Zappa,
Renaissance, Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Peter Gabriel & Various Artists, Tangerine
Dream, Marillion, Bryan Ferry, Toyah, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, John McLaughlin, Paco de
Lucia & Al di Meola, If, Steve Morse, Ryo Kawasaki, Pendragon, Twelfth Night, Captain
Beefheart & His Magic Band, Jeff Cotton, Gary Moore, Neil Young & The Restless,
Johnny Winter, Humble Pie, Pat Travers, Harry Nilsson, Bridget St. John, Roger Clark
Miller, Thank You Scientist, Philip Glass, Voyager, Duffy Power, Japanese Releases
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Singles ....12 7" Vinyl Singles Box Set $105.99
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Singles - 12 ELP 7" Singles. A career-spanning collection, 1971-1992, this box set of fan favorite singles have all been remastered by world-renowned ELP mastering engineer Andy Pearce. Includes "Lucky Man," "From the Beginning," "Fanfare for the Common Man," "C'est la Vie," "Jerusalem" and more. 2-part, deluxe rigid card box with artwork printed on holographic foil. Original international single picture sleeve and label artwork, reproduced for the first time since original release. Alongside each single artwork is a newly imagined companion 7" art card. Box also contains an extended booklet with detailed notes, foreword from Carl Palmer and rare band photos.
Keith Emerson/Moscow ....2 CD Set $18.99
Emerson, Lake, Palmer & Various Artists/Many Faces of Emerson Lake & Palmer ....import 3 CD Set $16.99
Emerson Lake & Powell/Emerson Lake & Powell ....CD $11.99
Greg Lake/The Anthology: A Musical Journey ....2 CD Set $19.99
Greg Lake/Songs of a Lifetime ....CD $24.99
Carl Palmer/Drum Solos ....DVD $14.99
Carl Palmer/Working Live Vol. 3 ....CD $16.99
Various Artists/Emerson Lake & Palmer Tribute ....CD $17.99
A gorgeous reissue of the magnificent and heralded 1999 tribute album to the great ELP featuring many of the band's peers and progeny! Includes performances by members of Dream Theater, Jethro Tull, Yes, King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra and more performing stellar new versions of classics such as "Karn Evil 9," "Tarkus," "Hoedown" and others! All new artwork makes this gem of an album ripe for rediscovery!
1 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1 - Robert Berry (3/Ambrosia) & Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
2 Bitches Crystal - John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson/Xtc)
3 Toccata - Peter Banks (Yes)
4 Knife Edge - Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) & Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson)
5 A Time and a Place - James Labrie (Dream Theater), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) & Doane Perry (Jethro Tull)
6 Hoedown - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) & Jerry Goodman (The Flock/Mahavishnu Orchestra)
7 The Sheriff - John Wetton (King Crimson/Asia), Peter Banks (Yes) & Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)
8 The Endless Enigma - Trent Gardner (Magellan) & Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia)
9 The Barbarian - Robert Berry (3/Ambrosia)
10 Tarkus - James Labrie (Dream Theater) & Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
Gentle Giant/Front Row Center: US Dates 1976-1980 ....import 10 LP Box Set + Book $399.99
A limited edition 10 LP box set + 60 page book from the influential cult progressive rock collective. celebrating four classic years (1976-1980) of touring throughout the USA, encompassing the full Gentle Giant live experience through never-before pressed vinyl, unseen memorabilia and photographs. Featuring: Hempstead, NY - Calderone Concert Hall - July 13, 1976 (3 LP) - originally broadcast live on New York City's WLIR Radio as part of the station's bicentennial celebration; Hempstead, New York - Calderone Concert Hall - November 16, 1977 (3 LP) - an outstanding previously unreleased performance sourced from guitarist Gary Green's personal collection; Chester, Pennsylvania - Widener College - November 18, 1977 (2 LP) - available for the first time on vinyl sourced from Gary Green's collection; Atlanta, Georgia - Agora Ballroom - May 29, 1980 (2 LP) - a rare recording from the band's final tour prior to their split in the summer of 1980. In addition to the recordings the set will come with a 60 page book written by GG authority Alan Kinsman concentrating on their live experiences and memorabilia. The set will also include a numbered limited edition certificate.
Gentle Giant/Civilian [Expanded] ....CD $16.99
Gentle Giant/Free Hand [5.1 & 2.0 Steven Wilson Mix] ....CD + Blu-Ray $24.99
Gentle Giant/Three Piece Suite [5.1 & 2.0 Steven Wilson Mix] ....CD + Blu-Ray $24.99
Rick Wakeman/2000 A.D. into the Future ....CD $17.99
The first ever US pressing of this 19991 studio album from the most celebrated modern keyboardist, the phenomenal Rick Wakeman! This instrumental album showcases Wakeman playing both digital and analog keyboards performing pieces written for a futuristic film festival! No more expensive imports - US fans will be snatching up this rare gem fast!
Rick Wakeman/Five Classic Albums [6 Wives, Journey, Myths &
Legends, No Eartly Connection, White Rock] ....import 5 CD Set $29.99
Rick Wakeman/Myths & Legends of Rick Wakeman ....import 4 CD Set $45.99
Rick Wakeman/No Earthly Connection [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $29.99
Rick Wakeman/The Red Planet ....import CD + DVD Set $22.99
Rick Wakeman/Return to the Centre of the Earth [Deluxe Box] ....import 4 CD + DVD, Press Pack, Photo, Posters Box Set $179.99
Rick Wakeman/The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Live at Hampton Court Palace ....Blu-Ray $19.99
Rick Wakeman/Starship Trooper ....CD $13.99
Rick Wakeman/Yes Solos 1971-2003 ....CD $17.99
Soft Machine/Bundles [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $27.99
A remastered 2CD edition of the 1975 album 'Bundles' by the celebrated jazz/progressive group Soft Machine. The album was the band's first for EMI's Harvest and featured a line-up of Mike Ratledge (keyboards), Karl Jenkins (oboe, piano, soprano sax), John Marshall (drums), Roy Babbington (bass) and Allan Holdsworth (guitar). An accessible collection, 'Bundles' showcased Holdsworth's considerable guitar playing talents and opened a new chapter for the band. The album attracted much praise, especially the stunning five-part piece 'Hazard Profile.' Following the release of 'Bundles' in March 1975 the band embarked on a busy touring schedule, but they soon faced the blow of Allan Holdsworth departing suddenly to join The New Tony Williams' Lifetime. Holdsworth was replaced by John Etheridge, and Soft Machine toured extensively for the remainder of 1975. A fabulous concert at Nottingham University on 11th October 1975 and featured much of the material featured on the album, along with early renditions of some pieces which would be recorded for the band's 1976 album 'Softs.'
Soft Machine/4 ....import CD $17.99
Soft Machine/Facelift: France and Holland ....2 CD + DVD Set $29.99
Soft Machine/Fifth ....import CD $12.99
Soft Machine/Grides ....CD + DVD $29.99
Soft Machine/NDR Jazz Workshop Germany, May 17, 1973 ....CD + DVD $29.99
Soft Machine/Paris 1970 ....2 CD Set $24.99
Soft Machine/Six ....import CD 20.99
Soft Machine/Switzerland 1974 ....CD + DVD $29.99
Soft Machine/Third ....2 CD Set $16.99
Soft Machine/Virtually ....CD $17.99
Frank Zappa/Jazz from Hell ....import CD $21.99
'Jazz from Hell' is an instrumental album whose selections were all composed and recorded by American musician Frank Zappa. 'Jazz from Hell' was Zappa's final studio album released in his lifetime; for the remaining seven years of his life, he would only release live concert albums, although the posthumous 'Civilization Phaze III' was completed shortly before his death. Two music videos were made for the album: the "Night School" video featured clips from the making of his 1971 film 200 Motels, and the "G-Spot Tornado" video featured footage Zappa shot in the early 1960s at a county fair.
Frank Zappa/200 Motels [50th Anniversary Edition] ....2
CD Set $21.99
Frank Zappa/Halloween 73 ....4 CD + Halloween Costume Box Set $95.99
Frank Zappa/Halloween 81: Live at the Palladium, NYC ....6 CD + Halloween Costume Box Set $119.99
Frank Zappa/Hot Rats [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....6 CD Box Set $119.99
Frank Zappa/Zappa ....Blu-Ray $28.99
Frank Zappa/Zappa ....DVD $25.99
Frank Zappa/Zappa (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ....3 CD Set $39.99
Frank Zappa/Zappa | Erie ....6 CD Box Set $145.99
Frank Zappa and the Mothers/The Mothers 1970 ....4 CD Box Set $55.99
Frank Zappa & The Mothers/The Mothers 1971 [50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] ....8 CD Box Set $119.99
Renaissance/Renaissance ....import CD 29.99
From Repertoire Records comes Renaissance's 1969 debut album repackaged in digipak form with the original US sleeve art. This album features Jane & Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Louis Cennamo and John Hawken and is remastered for the best sound quality. The bonus tracks feature this line-up's only 45rpm release - The Sea w/ Island. Booklet includes an essay by original member Louis Cennamo.
Renaissance/BBC Sessions ....2 CD Set $18.99
Renaissance/Live at Carnegie Hall [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 3CD Set $31.99
Renaissance/Scheherazade & Other Stories [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 2CD + DVD Set $34.99
Renaissance/A Symphonic Journey ....import double CD + DVD $35.99
Renaissance/Turn of the Cards [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Set $42.99
Bill Nelson's Red Noise/Sound on Sound [Remastered &
Expanded] ....import 2 CD Set $27.99
Bill Nelson's Red Noise/Art | Empire | Industry: The Complete Red Noise ....import 4 CD + 2 DVD Box Set $89.99
Following the release of the album 'Drastic Plastic' and a subsequent tour, Bill Nelson disbanded Be Bop Deluxe. Aware of the emergence of the so-called New Wave artists and out of a desire to continually evolve and progress as a musician, he announced the formation of a new band, Red Noise. In hindsight Nelson's new venture can be seen as taking up the musical baton from where he left off with 'Drastic Plastic.' Working with co-producer John Leckie, Bill recorded a new wave masterpiece, a record that would influence a new generation of musicians with it's intelligent and punchy material. Upon it's release, Bill Nelson's Red Noise took to the road with a line-up of Andy Clark (keyboards), Ian Nelson (saxophone), Rick 'Pinky' Ford (bass) and Steve Peer (drums). 'Sound on Sound' and the subsequent live shows would divide opinion of both fans and critics, but with the passage of time, the album is now regarded as one of Bill Nelson's finest works and the band is viewed as a great musical unit. This 2 CD set features a newly remastered original stereo mix (from the original master tapes), along with stunning a new stereo and mix by Stephen W Tayler. The set also includes two tracks from a 1979 EP and a further Red Noise studio session from May 1979. The boxed set features the complete Red Noise recordings; the original album newly remastered from the original master tapes, along with stunning new stereo and 5. 1 surround sound mixes. The set also includes an outstanding complete live concert recorded in Leicester in 1979, newly mixed from the original 24-track tapes, a session recorded for BBC Radio One and a further Red Noise studio session from May 1979 plus a bonus CD of Bill Nelson's home demos. The set also includes video material, including the video for 'Revolt into Style' and the band's session for the BBC TV show The Old Grey Whistle Test from February 1979.
Be Bop Deluxe/Axe Victim [Deluxe Box Set Edition]
....import 3 CD + DVD Box Set $74.99
Be Bop Deluxe/Sunburst Finish [Limited Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD Boxset $75.99
Peter Gabriel & Various Artists/A World of Music Arts & Dance: Live at Womad 1982 ....2 CD Set $24.99
An historic release celebrating the 40th anniversary of a landmark cultural event including performances by Peter Gabriel, Peter Hammill, Robert Fripp, Echo & The Bunnymen, Simple Minds, The Drummers of Burundi, The Musicians of the Nile and more. A window onto three days of amazing music including highlights from multiple stages featuring artists from many corners of the globe. Double CD.
Peter Gabriel/1: Car ....CD $16.99
Peter Gabriel/2: Scratch ....CD $16.99
Peter Gabriel/3: Melt ....CD $16.99
Peter Gabriel/4: Security ....CD $16.99
Peter Gabriel/So [25th Anniversary Edition Remastered] ....CD $16.99
Peter Gabriel/So [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Remastered] ....3 CD Set $27.99
Peter Gabriel/So [25th Anniversary Edition Immersion Box Remastered] ....4 CD + 2 DVD + 2 LP Box Set $125.99
Tangerine Dream/Machu Picchu ....import CD $18.99
'Machu Picchu' is one of the more intimate projects by Tangerine Dream - not planned for a release during the composing and recording process. It is a homage to a man who - like no other person in the business - had 'created' TD's career from a distance many years ago, believing in their talent and extraordinary skills. His name was John Peel. The background story and atmospheric influence of this one-piece-42-minutes-composition came to life after this music driven character and long-time BBC progressive pioneer passed away in October 2004 in the city of Cusco (Peru) close to the sacred Inca site Machu Picchu. This album is more than just another record, it is a non-verbal applause, a greeting, a respectful obeisance for a man who truly was remarkable and unique in the best sense of those words. Edgar Froese didn't want to release these compositions in the first place - "I've made them for myself" he said. But as years passed by his wife argued with him about his decision. Edgar gave in and here it is, one of TD's most personal releases within their enormous musical output. Originally not made available until 2012, 'Machu Picchu' is reprinted and available on digipack CD now.
Tangerine Dream/La Divina Commedia ....import 5 CD +
DVD Set $95.99
Tangerine Dream/Pilots of Purple Twilight - The Virgin recordings 1980-1983 ....import 10 CD Box Set $209.99
Marillion/Holidays in Eden [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + Blu-Ray Box Set $55.99
This 3CD/1 Blu-Ray set includes a brand-new 2022 remixed stereo version of the album by Stephen Taylor, as well as a full live show from Hammersmith, London from 1991. The concert includes a number of tracks from Holidays in Eden, alongside favorites from previous albums such as Berlin, Incommunicado and much more. The Blu-ray of the deluxe edition features the brand-new 2022 stereo remix in 96/24 Stereo LPCM, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and 96/24 5.1 LPCM as well as B-sides and bonus tracks such as The Moles Club demos recorded after the band's long writing process for the album. It also includes lots of video content, including a brand-new documentary of the band telling the story of the album, HD upgraded promo videos and a live concert from Rockpalast In Concert from German TV.
Marillion/Fugazi [Deluxe Edition] ....3 CD + Blu-Ray $39.99
Bryan Ferry/Bete Noir ....import CD $20.99
'Bete Noire' is the seventh solo studio album by English singer Bryan Ferry and was released in 1987 by Virgin Records in the United Kingdom and by Reprise Records in the United States. It was a commercial and critical success, peaking at number 9 in the UK and was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry. The first single, "The Right Stuff," a collaboration with Johnny Marr adapted from the Smiths' instrumental B-side "Money Changes Everything," was the album's only top-40 entry in the UK, peaking at No. 37. The second single, "Kiss and Tell" made it to the U.S. top 40 (becoming Ferry's only solo single to chart in the U.S. Top 40). The song also appeared in the film Bright Lights, Big City. The third and final single, "Limbo," peaked at No. 86 in the UK. The promotional video for the single "Kiss and Tell" features the models Denice Lewis (who is also featured on the single's cover photograph), Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies.
Bryan Ferry/Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1974 ....CD
Bryan Ferry/Live in Lyon [Deluxe] ....CD + Blu-Ray $69.99
Bryan Ferry/Live in Lyon [Deluxe] ....CD + DVD $59.99
Roxy Music/Avalon ....CD $10.99
Roxy Music/For Your Pleasure ....CD $10.99
Roxy Music/Roxy Music [Remastered, Super-High Material] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $55.99
Toyah/Anthem [Remastered & Expanded] ....import 2
CD + DVD Set $33.99
Toyah/Anthem [Super Deluxe Edition] ....import 3 CD + DVD + 2 LP + 7-inch Box Set $169.99
Newly remastered release of Toyah's 1981 Gold-selling album 'Anthem.' Remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes and approved by Joel Bogen. With a brand-new introduction by Toyah Willcox in the 24-page booklet which contains stunning classic and rare images plus previously unseen out-takes from photo shoots. Compiled by Craig Astley, Toyah's official archivist, who also provides new sleevenotes, the expanded 2 CD + DVD release presents the full album complemented by 25 bonus tracks. Among these is the standalone hit single 'Thunder in the Mountains.' Produced by Nick Tauber, with arrangements by Toyah and the band, the album features a line- up that saw Willcox and Joel Bogen joined by Nigel Glockler, Phil Spalding and Adrian Lee. The bonus material includes a six-song live session recorded on 1 April, 1981 at BBC's Paris Theatre in London which is released commercially for the first time ever plus 'Thunder in the Mountains,' the third Top Ten single of 1981 by the 'Anthem' Toyah line-up along with a previously unreleased unfaded version of the flexi-disc track 'For You.' The accompanying DVD (NTSC/Region Free) presents a fascinating new in-depth interview feature with Toyah about the creation of the album plus a track-by-track commentary and exclusive renditions of three 'Anthem' songs, plus for the first time ever classic footage of Toyah's 1981 BBC performances of 'It's a Mystery,' 'I Want to Be Free' and 'Thunder in the Mountains' and four different appearances on the legendary Top Of The Pops alongside performances originally broadcast on Something Else, Cheggers Plays Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop plus the classic promo videos for 'I Want to Be Free' and 'Thunder in the Mountains,' both directed by Kevin Godley & Lol Creme.
Toyah/Blue Meaning [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD +
DVD Set $36.99
Toyah/Posh Pop ....import CD $18.99
Toyah/Posh Pop [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $32.99
Toyah/Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! ....import CD + DVD $23.99
Toyah & The Humans/Noise in Your Head ....import 4 CD + DVD Box Set $46.99
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/The Sound of Surprise ....import CD $21.99
The last fully studio album that Bill Bruford's Earthworks ever recorded - all subsequent albums were live. Originally released in 2001, the CD title 'The Sound Of Surprise' is credited as New Yorker writer Whitney Balliett's definition of jazz. Out of print for some time; this re-issue is on Bruford's own Summerfold Records and was overseen by him personally. The crisp timekeeping and muscular fills of drummer Bill Bruford's rock work are very much in evidence in this acoustic fusion setting. A penchant for tricky time signatures continues to inform Bill's writing; and it's not impossible to imagine such quirky uptempo tunes as 'Revel without a Pause' and 'Cloud Cuckoo Land' fitting neatly on one of his records from the late 70s. Stand-out tunes include the title track featuring a rare but blistering Bruford solo and the beautiful siren-song 'Come To Dust.'
Bill Bruford/Making a Song and Dance: A Complete-Career
Collection ....6 CD Box Set $75.99
Akira Inoue [with Bill Bruford]/Tokyo Installation [Blu-Spec 2] ....Japanese import CD $43.99
John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia & Al di Meola/Saturday Night
in San Francisco ....Hybrid SACD $39.99
John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia & Al di Meola/Saturday Night in San Francisco ....CD $24.99
Jazz writer Walter Kolovsky has said that Friday Night in San Francisco "may be the most influential of all acoustic guitar albums." LPs of it have been a demonstration staple on turntables around the world for over 40 years. To celebrate the lasting impact of this singular album and the legendary concert that it represents, Impex Records is proud to announce the long-awaited follow up: Saturday Night in San Francisco. Working with hours of original 16-track live session tapes, Al Di Meola and his team have brilliantly curated this musical tour-de-force, bringing to life for the first time on LP, SACD-Hybrid and CD the explosively virtuosic final performance of Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco de Lucia at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, December 6, 1980. Impex worked carefully with Di Meola, mixing engineer Roy Hendrickson (SPIN Studio), and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman to recreate the magic of Friday Night In San Francisco so these never-before-released solos and trios burst out of your system with striking clarity, dynamics and technical brilliance. Super Audio CD. SACD Stereo SACD Layer. SACD-only Bonus Track. This Hybrid SACD contains an HDCD encoded Stereo CD layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players! Pressed at Sonopress in Germany. Deluxe new packaging with never-before-seen photos.
John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia & Al di Meola/Friday Night in
San Francisco ....CD $11.99
John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia & Al di Meola/Friday Night in San Francisco [Blu-Spec CD 2, Japan] ....Japanese import CD $29.99
If/Live at the BBC ....import 2 CD Set $32.99
Two CD set. If is an innovative British jazz-rock outfit that "flourished in the early '70s and released a slew of critically acclaimed albums. Focusing on the period 1970-72, this superb collection from the BBC archives reveals the band playing with all the excitement and freedom engendered by live performance. Tenor saxophonist and flute player Dick Morrissey, fellow sax player Dave Quincy, lead guitarist Terry Smith and vocalist JW Hodkinson can all be heard on this set which includes dynamic arrangements of 'I'm Reaching Out on All sides,' 'Your City Is Falling' and 'Fibonacci's Number,' together with a complete In Concert broadcast from 1972. Compiled by Colin Harper, after fifty years and more these historic recordings are at last available on CD. Dave Quincy and Terry Smith tell the story of the band in new interviews with Repertoire's Chris Welch in the comprehensive liner notes which accompany this essential collection. A perfect complement to Repertoire's existing If reissues.
If/If 2 ....import CD $20.99
If/If 3 ....import CD $20.99
If/If 4 ....import CD $20.99
Steve Morse/Split Decision ....CD $17.99
Reissue of the 2002 studio album from one of the most innovative and celebrated guitarists on the planet - the great Steve Morse! This instrumental album contains all the myriad of styles and sounds Morse has been associated with from the Zeppelin-esque riffs of "Mechanical Frenzy" to the Bach-influenced counterpoint of "Busybodies!" Available for the first time in a digipak!
Dixie Dregs/Dregs of the Earth + Unsung Heroes + Industry
Standard ....import 2 CD Set $18.99
Dixie Dregs/Free Fall ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Dixie Dregs/Night of the Living Dregs ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Dixie Dregs/What If ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Steve Morse/Structural Damage ....CD $20.99
Ryo Kawasaki/Juice ....CD $14.99
Classic jazz-funk fusion from the late, great Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki. Recorded in New York, and originally released in 1976, 'Juice' presents Ryo at the height of his powers. Born in Japan in 1947, Ryo had a long and stellar career recording and releasing music up until his passing on 13 April 2020, in Tallinn, Estonia. Ryo is one of the pioneers of the jazz fusion genre. His track 'Trinkets & Things' became a bonafide underground classic. In the US he worked with some of the greats of jazz, such as Elvin Jones, Chico Hamilton and Bobbi Humphrey, to name but a few. A forward-thinking and ever-evolving musician, Ryo collaborated with the Roland Corporation and Korg on the 'guitar synthesizer' and later wrote music software for computers. Later in life he relocated to Estonia and worked there, as well as Finland, Sweden, and the Baltic states. 'Juice' has become a much-loved album for crate diggers and jazz-funk enthusiasts. The album was released in 1976 on RCA Records and features the musicians' drummer Jimmy Young, rhythm guitarist Hugh McCracken, and bassist Stu Woods amongst other luminaries. A solid album throughout that incorporates a heavy dose of tripped-out synths courtesy of Tom Coster. Tracks such as the opener 'Raisins', with it's drum beat intro and bubbling bass-line, rivals The Headhunters at their finest. A superb album from an underground legend.
Pendragon/Fallen Dreams & Angels and All the Loose Ends ....import CD $26.99
Over 70 minutes of a collection of Pendragon songs that have not been available for over 10 years. This re-jigged version of The Rest of Pendragon also includes, tracks from two mini album CDs, As Good As Gold and Fallen Dreams and Angels both of which have not been available for nearly 20 years! The CD comes with a full colour 20 page booklet with all the lyrics.
Pendragon/Live at Last and More ....import DVD $19.99
Twelfth Night/Live at the Target [Definitive Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $26.99
This is the brand new 2022 version of Twelfth Night's first album, released on CD on their own label for the first time. This two CD Definitive Edition features as disc one the original Live at the Target album tracks recorded in January 1981, co-produced by Greg Walsh. Disc Two comprises a mix of rare live and studio versions of tracks that featured in the band's live set at the time.
Captain Beeheart & His Magic Band/Shiny Beast [Bat Chain Puller] ....import CD $20.99
2006 digitally remastered reissue of this 1980 album. 12 tracks that featured a bigger and smoother sound, marking a return to classic Beefheart form with the album being thrilling, hilarious and deeply unusual in equal parts. Features extensive liner notes written by Beefheart expert Mike Barnes.
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band/Safe As Milk
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band/Mirror Man Sessions ....CD $13.99
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart with The Mothers/Bongo Fury ....CD $15.99
Jeff Cotton/The Fantasy of Reality ....import CD $17.99
Coming over 50 years since his remarkable contributions to the all-time masterpiece Trout Mask Replica, The Fantasy of Reality is the debut solo release from Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame. Beefheart / Zappa designer Cal Schenkel provides the artwork: A perfect fit for the playful and psychedelic nature of Cotton's music. After playing guitar, lap steel and vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, appearing on the ground breaking album Trout Mask Replica (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on Strictly Personal & Mirror Man, Cotton withdrew from the commercial music business for nearly 50 years. Using the island state of Hawaii as a home base, he emerges from his seclusion in 2022 with his first ever solo album; The Fantasy of Reality. Whimsical, playful and tongue-in-cheek - Cotton delivers a psychedelic journey that will delight Beefheart devotees while bringing plenty of new ideas to the table across the sprawling 22 track, 66 minute runtime. Across the decades, the Magic Band's power and influence has only grown in might, and the cult following of 1969's Trout Mask Replica still excites fans to this day, in part due to the mystery and enigma of members such as Antennae Jimmy Semens (aka Jeff Cotton). In 1967, Cotton was scoped by Don Van Vliet - Captain Beefheart himself, replacing Ry Cooder on guitar. He then went one to help craft some of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band's most vibrant recordings and later contributed to the cult band MU. Now blending together musical strands such as jazz, delta blues, Hawaiian and the avant-garde to create a melting pot of ideas, Cotton will astonish fans with his comeback.
Gary Moore/After the War ....import CD $20.99
'After the War' is the seventh solo studio album by the Northern Irish guitarist Gary Moore originally released in 1989 by Virgin Records. This is the remastered 2002 version. It contains elements of Celtic music. The instrumental "Dunluce" is named after Dunluce Castle in Northern Ireland. On "Led Clones" Ozzy Osbourne, with whom Moore had worked before the singer united with Randy Rhoads, shares lead vocals. The song pokes fun at bands such as Kingdom Come which were popular at the time, and is based on a Led Zeppelin-type sound and image. "That song was great fun," Ozzy recalled, "and it was an honour to record with Gary." The Sisters of Mercy frontman, Andrew Eldritch, provides backing vocals on the songs "After the War," "Speak for Yourself" and "Blood of Emeralds." Moore again pays tribute to the memory of his long-time friend and colleague Phil Lynott with the song "Blood of Emeralds."
Gary Moore/5 Album Set [Run for Cover, After the War, Still Got
the Blues, After Hours and Blues for Greeny] ....5 CD Set $21.99
Gary Moore/Blues Alive ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Gary Moore/Dark Days in Paradise [+ 2 Bonus Tracks] ....Japanese import CD $18.99
Gary Moore/How Blue Can You Get [Deluxe Edition] ....$21.99
Gary Moore/Live from London ....CD $18.99
Gary Moore/Still Got The Blues ....Japanese import Hybrid-SACD $47.99
Neil Young & The Restless/Eldorado ....CD $12.99
In April 1989, Neil Young released the 5 track mini-album Eldorado on CD in Japan and Australia under the name "Neil Young and the Restless." Neil (guitar & vocals) was backed by Rick Rosas on bass and Chad Cromwell on drums with long-time Crazy Horse band-mate Frank "Poncho" Sampedro contributing guitar on the title track. Long sought after by Neil Young fans, this wonderful album and guitar tour-de-force finally gets a worldwide release on CD. Number ORS 21 in Neil's Official Release Series, the album comprises four Neil Young compositions, plus a cover of the American standard "On Broadway," written by Leiber, Stoller, Weil and Mann.
Neil Young/Citizen Kane Jr. Blues 1974 [Live from the Bottom
Line] ....CD $18.99
Neil Young/Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971 ....CD $18.99
Neil Young/Royce Hall 1971 ....CD $18.99
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Barn [Deluxe Edition] ....Vinyl LP + CD + Blu-Ray Set $84.99
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Way Down in the Rust Bucket [Deluxe Edition] ....2 CD + 4 Vinyl LPs + DVD Box Set $99.99
Johnny Winter/Hey Where's Your Brother? ....import CD $21.99
There is no doubt that Johnny Winter is one of the great blues and rock guitarists of all time. He has been making records for over three decades and playing live with the best, for example James Marshall Hendrix and James Douglas Morrison. 'Hey, Where's Your Brother?' from 1992 is great. Pure blues in a state of grace. On the classic 1972 live album Roadwork, Edgar Winter immortalized the words, when introducing brother Johnny: "Everybody asks me... where's your brother?" It's a question that fans have besieged both Winters with for over two decades, and Johnny returned the tribute with this album. Edgar does in fact guest on the sessions, blowing sax and tinkling keys on a few tracks, and duetting with big bro on a superb, seasonal rendition of "Please Come Home for Christmas."
Johnny Winter/Texas '63 - '68 ....2 CD Set $24.99
Johnny Winter/Progressive Blues Experiment [SHM-CD] ....Japanese import CD $27.99
Humble Pie/I Need a Star in My Life [Remastered] ....CD $17.99
A superb collection of rare mid '70s recordings from one of the most hard chargin' blues rock institutions in all the music world. Recorded between 1974 and 1976, this collection finds Humble Pie vocalist/guitarist Steve Marriott, bassist Greg Ridley (formerly of Spooky Tooth), drummer Jerry Shirley and guitarist Clem Clempson (formerly of Colosseum) experimenting with a variety of sounds and styles! This collection includes a special guest appearance by King Crimson saxophonist Mel Collins. Includes full liner notes from notable music journalist Dave Thompson. 20 Tracks.
Humble Pie/Performance - Rockin' the Fillmore
....import CD $11.99
Humble Pie/Performance: Rockin the Fillmore Complete Recordings [Deluxe Edition SHM CDs] ....Japanese import 4 CD Set $84.99
Humble Pie/Smokin' ....CD $11.99
Pat Travers/The Art of Time Travel ....CD $17.99
The blues rock icon and guitar-slingin' wizard returns with a masterful new studio album! Musically, the album harkens back to the muscular playing of Travers' late '70s hey day while tackling current subjects from the COVID quarantine ("Breaking Up in Lockdown") to Travers' tribute to his friend and mentor Ronnie Montrose ("Ronnie")!
Harry Nilsson/A's & B's ....import 3 CD Set $24.99
Over 60 tracks, originally issued by RCA Records as A and B sides, from the brilliant, different and talented Harry Nilsson. Obviously included are his big chart hits 'Without You,' 'Everybody's Talkin' and 'Coconut.' Nilsson sadly died prematurely at the age of 52 in 1994, but he leaves behind a great musical legacy that hopefully his many fans and admirers will enjoy on this three CD set. Extensive new notes by Charles Waring. Digitally remastered three CD discs set.
Harry Nilsson/Original Album Classics [Nilsson Schmilsson, A
Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night, Aerial Ballet, Harry, and Son of Schmilsson]
....5 CD Set $29.99
Harry Nilsson/The Point ....CD $11.99
Harry Nilsson/The RCA Albums Collection ....import 17 CD Box Set $89.99
Harry Nilsson/Son of Schmilsson ....Hybrid SACD $40.99
Who Is Harry Nilsson... (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? ....Blu-Ray $24.99
Who Is Harry Nilsson... (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? ....DVD $19.99
Bridget St. John/From There | To Here: UK & US Recordings 1974-1982 ....import 3 CD Set $39.99
Three CD set charting Bridget St. John's post-Dandelion career, 1974-1982. features 17 previously unreleased tracks! Including alternate versions and previously unheard compositions. Following three classic albums on John Peel's Dandelion imprint in the early 1970s, Bridget St. John found herself seeking new outlets and a new path as that label ceased operations in 1972. The album 'Jumblequeen' followed on Chrysalis, and after a number of other possible new options came and went, Bridget found herself drawn towards New York City, and in 1976 relocated there and began to move within the city's underground folk music and singer-songwriter circuit. What followed was a wealth of new material that fed her trademark sound into the melting pot of New York's musical landscape, pulling in different influences and sounds, different musicians and different approaches to songs which were explored on a number of recording sessions. The recent rediscovery of Bridget's tape archive has unearthed numerous recordings captured during that very fertile period in her career, and the artist herself has hand-picked 17 previously unheard highlights, presented here alongside her own contextual sleevenotes. Also including 'Jumblequeen' and 1995's 'Take The 5ifth' (which comprises material from that same New York era), 'From There / To Here' at last provides a definite overview of the decade that followed Bridget St. John's association with John Peel and Dandelion, and is a perfect companion to our previous box set covering those years.
Roger Clark Miller/Eight Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble ....CD $17.99
Roger C. Miller : Custom Stratocaster 6-string; three Rogue lap-steels [on legs], two prepared, one tuned unison E; multiple foot-pedals/sound-altering devices; Boomerang III Looper - all music performed in real time. Roger Clark Miller is best known for being the guitarist in Mission of Burma, where he expanded the vocabulary of rock guitar playing by incorporating elements of free jazz and 20th Century classical music. His "Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble" expands the vocabulary in a new direction, with or without rock music. He began conceptualizing his "Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble" in 2018. He currently uses a regular electric guitar and three lap-steel guitars on stands, two of them loaded with alligator clips or bolts, the other to a post-Glenn Branca full unison E. These instruments and their electronic effects result in percussive grooves and bass-lines. Combining looping technology with new guitar stomp-boxes, many in stereo, the sound palette is enveloping. In performance, Miller sits in his cockpit, able to reach all four guitars and a plethora of pedals from one position. It requires intense concentration to play these compositions, but they could not have occurred any other way.
Thank You Scientist/Perils of Time Travel ....CD $17.99
Thank You Scientist/Maps of Non-Existant Places ....CD $17.99
Thank You Scientist/Stranger Heads Prevail ....CD $17.99
Remixed and remastered. For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today. With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist's lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places in 2012 which caught the ear of Claudia Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria), a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band on his new label Evil Ink Records. Stranger Heads Prevail came in 2016. To pinpoint Thank You Scientist's sound would be inconceivable. This band defies a specific label, other than progressive. This music is dense, rich, and creamy. Uncork these fine progressive albums and you get hints of jazz, funk, metal, big band, and even a note of Klezmer. This is the Seven-Layer Dip of prog; seven amazing musicians who have created something greater than the sum of their individual talents. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms. A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it's sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.
Philip Glass, Lucinda Childs & Sol LeWitt/Dance ....DVD $29.99
Orange Mountain Music is proud to announce the release of the iconic 1979 work Dance by choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer Philip Glass, and film by Sol LeWitt. "See the music, hear the dance." Never was the great George Balanchine's exhortation more fully realized than in Dance. Dance, American dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs's first major show, is set to an especially commissioned score by Philip Glass and framed by a video by the visual artist Sol LeWitt. Three exponents of minimalism in their respective fields come together to create something that was once justly described as "close to stage heaven." A work of uncompromising purity, it's choreography meticulously follows every subtle nuance and shifting pattern of Philip Glass's score, so that you can see the music in the bodies of the 12 white clad dancers, the audiences two senses, sight and hearing, completely fused. LeWitt shot a film of the dance, and then cut, layered and floated it onto a scrim over the live performance. The dancers in Sol LeWitt's film, featuring Lucinda Childs herself, appear to flit through the live dancers. The result is one of the most popular ballets of the 20th century. Filmed in Paris in 2014 by the director Marie-Helene Rebois, produced by Daphnie Productions with the participation of France Televisions, the performance was produced by Pomegranate Arts.
Dennis Russell Davies/Glass Bowie Eno: The Heroes & Low
Symphonies ....2 CD Set $24.99
Philip Glass/50 Years of the Philip Glass Ensemble ....2 CD Set $26.99
Voyager/A Voyage through Time [Live] ....Blu-Ray $22.99
Australian electro-proggers Voyager celebrate 20 years with a fan picked set list covering their vibrant and varied back catalogue. Aussie electro-proggers Voyager delivered a light-hearted and warming live stream with A Voyage through Time. Their second live stream event, celebrating 20 years and seven albums of their genre-blending, hook laden music with a fan chosen set list. The set, which chronologically worked its way through their diverse and transformative discography, was a fascinating way to see where their musical evolution has taken them over the years. Performing in an empty venue with a full production, including a tangled structure of LED lights which moved around above their heads, not only was it a musically pinpoint and glossy, it was pulled off with a smile and a sense of humour, too. They may have started out as a much heavier band - with opener To The Morning Light attesting to that with gruff guitars and hammering blast beats - than the melodically driven and pop adorned sound they now excellently emanate, but they've always been a band not to take themselves too seriously and that spirit is prevalent throughout.
Duffy Power/Live at the BBC Plus Other Innovations ....import 3 CD Set $42.99
Three CD set. The great unsung British blues hero recorded live at the BBC together with previously unreleased studio tracks. The most comprehensive collection of Duffy Power's BBC recordings available with sound restoration by Eroc. Showcases Duffy in a variety styles and line-ups with backing by the Graham Bond Quartet, the Fentones and CWT. Disc Three comprises unreleased studio recordings from the '90s/'00s which cement his reputation as a Bluesman. Liner notes by Duffy collaborator/producer Pete Brown also include detailed annotation by compiler and archivist Colin Harper.
Robert Fripp/Exposure - 4th Limited Edition Steven Wilson Mix - SHM-CD
....Japanese import CD $38.99
Robert Fripp/Exposure - 4th Limited Edition Steven Wilson Mix - SHM-CD w/ DVD ....Japanese import CD + DVD $59.99
Robert Fripp/God Save The Queen + Under Heavy Manners [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
Robert Fripp/Let The Power Fall [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
Robert Fripp/Washington Square Church 1981 - SHM-CD [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
King Crimson/Music Is Our Friend Live in Washington and Albany 2021 - SHM-CD - [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve w/Bonus Track] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $57.99
McDonald & Giles/McDonald & Giles [Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $38.99
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The Artist Shop
If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.
Coming Soon: The
Beatles, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa, UK, Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson & Greg Lake,
Jean-Michel Jarre, Brian Eno, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Brian Blessed, Jimi
Hendrix Experience, David Bowie, Peter Hammill, Can, Roxy Music, Rupert Hine, Todd
Rundgren, Marianne Faithfull, Julie Driscoll, Earth and Fire, Peter Green, Grateful Dead,
Neil, Arthur Brown, Roger Chapman, Dr. Strangely Strange, Bill Bruford's Earthworks,
Return to Forever, John McLaughlin, John Surman, Dave Holland, Karl Berger & Stu
Martin, Steve Morse, Anders Buaas, Horslips, Bert Jansch, Jorma Kaukonen, Spirit, Jeff
Cotton, Cactus, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto with the Ensemble Modern, Steve Reich,
Dominik Hauser, Miriodor, Sorry for Laughing, Ost-Kraut! Progressives aus den DDR-Archiven
(1970-1975) Vol. 1, Big Big Train, David Longdon, Ayreon, Arena, Ultravox, Japanese
The Beatles/Revolver [Special Edition] ....CD $18.99
The Beatles/Revolver [Deluxe Special Edition] ....2 CD Set $24.99
The Beatles/Revolver [Super Deluxe Special Edition Box Set] ....5 CD Box Set $135.99
The Beatles/Revolver [Special Edition 180 Gram Vinyl] ....LP $36.99
The Beatles/Revolver [Super Deluxe Special Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Box Set] ....4 LP + 7" Vinyl Single Box Set $219.99
The Beatles Revolver Special Edition CD - From "Taxman" to
"Tomorrow Never Knows," The Beatles' Revolver has been newly mixed by producer
Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes
with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology
developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jackson's WingNut Films Productions
Ltd. The 2CD Special Edition of The Beatles' Revolver features a new mix by Giles
Martin and Sam Okell, plus a disc of highlights from the album sessions that includes
early versions of songs that deepen and expand the story of the album, as well as new
stereo mixes of the non-album single, "Paperback Writer" and "Rain,"
and a 40-page booklet with detailed info and rare photos. The Super Deluxe Special Edition
of The Beatles' Revolver features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell plus the
original mono mix, a four track EP, 28 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with
a foreword by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and
ephemera including handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann's
graphic novel on the making of the cover art. On five CDs in a 12.56" x 12.36"
The Beatles Revolver Special Edition LP Vinyl - From "Taxman" to "Tomorrow Never Knows," The Beatles' REVOLVER has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jackson's WingNut Films Productions Ltd. Now available on 180g vinyl. The Super Deluxe Special Edition of The Beatles' Revolver features a new mix by Giles Martin and Sam Okell, the original mono mix, a 4-track EP, 28 session takes and home demos, a 100-page book with a foreword by Paul McCartney, an essay by Questlove, detailed track notes, photos and ephemera including handwritten lyrics, tape boxes and extracts from Klaus Voormann's graphic novel on the making of the cover art. Half-speed-mastered 180g LPs + 7-inch vinyl EP in a 12.56" x 12.36" slipcase.
Pink Floyd/Hey Hey Rise Up + A Great Day for Freedom ....CD Single $8.99
Pink Floyd will release their first newly recorded music in over 25 years, 'Hey Hey Rise Up.' The single was initially released digitally in April in support of the people of Ukraine and was #1 in 29 countries. The CD single features a newly reworked version of 'A Great Day for Freedom' from the band's 1994 album, The Division Bell. The track sees David Gilmour and Nick Mason joined by long time Pink Floyd bass player Guy Pratt, with Nitin Sawhney on keyboards and a lead vocal by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox. It also has vocal harmonies by Romany and David Gilmour. When the track was first recorded at the end of March, Andriy, who left his band's US tour to return home and fight for his country, was in a hospital bed in Kyiv recovering from a shrapnel injury. Proceeds for the physical release and the ongoing digital proceeds will go to Ukraine humanitarian relief. For this limited edition release, David Gilmour revisited The Division Bell track 'A Great Day for Freedom.' He has reworked the song using the original tapes which, as well as David, feature Nick Mason on drums and Richard Wright on keyboards along with backing vocals from Sam Brown, Claudia Fontaine and Durga McBroom. The artwork for the track 'The Sunflower Look' features a painting of the national flower of Ukraine with a twist by the Cuban artist Yosan Leon. The cover is a direct reference to the woman who was seen around the world giving sunflower seeds to Russian soldiers and telling them to carry them in their pockets, so that when they die sunflowers will grow.
Frank Zappa/Zappa 75: Zagreb & Ljubljana ....2 CD
Frank Zappa/Zappa 75: Zagreb & Ljubljana [SHM CD] ....Japanese import 2 CD Set $45.99
Frank Zappa's fall 1975 touring schedule brought him to two cities in Yugoslavia, marking the first and only time he played shows in that country. This two CD set combines performances from both shows, recorded live in Zagreb on 11/21/75 and Ljubljana on 11/22/75. Re-mixed from the original 1/2" 8-track tape masters by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by John Polito, this historical release is the only multi-tracked document of Zappa's rare band line-up, The Mothers, in the Vault. This is an official release from Zappa Records.
UK/Alive in America ....CD $15.99
2007 release. U.K. are a British progressive rock supergroup that were active from 1977 until 1980. The band was composed of singer/bassist John Wetton (formerly of King Crimson, Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry's band and Uriah Heep), keyboardist/electric violinist Eddie Jobson (formerly of Curved Air, Roxy Music and Frank Zappa's band), guitarist Allan Holdsworth (formerly of Tempest, Soft Machine, The New Tony Williams Lifetime and Gong) and drummer Bill Bruford (formerly a full member of Yes and King Crimson, and also a tour drummer for Genesis), later replaced by drummer Terry Bozzio (formerly of Frank Zappa's band). This live recording features the original quartet with Bruford and Holdsworth and includes songs that were later to be released on the Danger Money album recorded as a trio with Bozzio.
Rick Wakeman/GasTank Highlights ....CD $17.99
The official sampler of musical highlights from the British television variety show hosted by keyboard legend Rick Wakeman! Includes unique performances by a host of stellar guests including Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, folk hero Donovan, The Animal's Eric Burdon, The Who's John Entwistle, Steve Hackett, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and more! Packaged with superb artwork and photos from the live performances!
Keith Emerson & Greg Lake/Live from Manticore Hall ....import CD $19.99
Reissue. Keith Emerson and Greg Lake are two founding members of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Live from Manticore Hall captures their unique two man versions of a selection of well known material from across ELP's celebrated catalogue, including the hit Lucky Man. These recordings were captured from a live show in 2010 and presented here on this CD release!
Jean-Michel Jarre/Oxymore ....CD $15.99
French synthesist Jean-Michel Jarre has announced a new album, Oxymore, that is inspired by French electronic music pioneer Pierre Henry. Jarre calls Oxymore his most ambitious project to date. It's described as "an extremely conceptual work, dedicated to late French composer Pierre Henry." Henry (1927 - 2017) is best known as a pioneer of musique concrete - electronic music that's based on the tangible manipulation of sampled sound. In the 1940's, Henry - along with French composer Pierre Schaeffer - created a style of music, built on the physical manipulation of sounds on tape. "I believe that the tape recorder is the best instrument for the composer who really wants to create by ear for the ear," explained Henry. Jarre and Henry had plans for a collaboration for Jarre's album Electronica, but Henry died before it was completed. After Henry's death, his widow gave Jarre the stems of material that had been prepared for this collaboration. Jarre used this material as the foundation of Oxymore. Oxymore is described as "a musical journey, where Pierre Henry's sounds interact with Jarre's, in an elegant dance between digital and analogue sounds, inspired by the French movement 'musique concrete.'"
Brian Eno/FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE ....CD $18.99
Brian Eno/FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE [with Bonus Track] ....Japanese import CD $42.99
FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE is the 22nd solo studio album from Brian Eno and the first since Reflection (2017). A sonically beguiling, ultimately optimistic exploration of the narrowing, precarious future of humanity and our planet, the 10-track album was recorded and produced by Eno at his studio in West London and sees Eno singing on the majority of tracks. As Eno himself concludes, "Briefly, we need to fall in love again, but this time with nature, with civilization and with our hopes for the future." Making Gardens Out of Silence in an Uncanny Valley was originally included in an audio installation which is Brian Eno's contribution to the London Serpentine's long-term, interdisciplinary programme addressing the ongoing climate emergency, Back to Earth. This full-length version of the track is exclusive to the CD format of FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE.
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Brian Blessed/Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Celebration ....2 CD Set $21.99
One of the most important works of progressive music and modern classical, Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells," is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year and is honored here on this new studio recording! Performed by the highly venerated Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the London Contemporary Voices Choir conducted by award-winning composer Simon Dobson with special guest MC actor Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon/Blackadder)! Also includes additional selections from Oldfield's ouvre that have never before been performed by a full orchestra including Ommadawn Part 1, selections from Hergest Ridge and Moonlight Shadow! "It's amazing to think that it's been 50 years since I started writing Tubular Bells, and I am touched that my music has reached so many people all over the world during that time." - Mike Oldfield. This will be performed live at select venues in the UK this fall with more dates to be announced next year!
Jimi Hendrix Experience/Los Angeles Forum - April 26, 1969 ....CD $14.99
Live at the L.A. Forum presents an extraordinary April 1969 performance by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Before a raucous sold-out house Hendrix, drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Noel Redding tore through a unique set featuring highlights such as "I Don't Live Today," "Purple Haze," "Red House," and an astonishing medley of "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" and Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love." This pristine recording, newly mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer, captures the original Jimi Hendrix Experience in their unrivaled, peak form. A portion of this performance was previously included as part of a short-lived Westwood One radio documentary box set [Lifelines 1990-1992] but has been unavailable in any form for two decades. The CD release with a 24 page booklet-complete with liner notes from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons who witnessed the show first hand-gives this seminal performance it's proper platform, presenting the complete performance mixed directly from the original eight-track master tapes.
David Bowie/Moonage Daydream - A Film by Brett Morgen ....2 CD Set $24.99
The album companion to the critically acclaimed film by Brett Morgen. Features unheard versions, live tracks and mixes created exclusively for the film. Coming to cinemas this September, Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Morgen's feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey explores Bowie's creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by Bowie's narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist. -The companion album to Moonage Daydream features songs spanning Bowie's career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release, along with dialogue from Bowie himself. Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of 'The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie" recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar. Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favorite "Quicksand" and a previously unreleased live version of "Rock 'n' Roll with Me" from the legendary 1974 Soul Tour.
Peter Hammill/Fool's Mate ....import CD $20.99
Fool's Mate is the debut solo album by Peter Hammill of progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. The title is both a chess and tarot reference. The album was recorded in 1971, in the midst of one of Van der Graaf Generator's most prolific periods. Hammill used the album to record a backlog of songs which were much shorter and simpler than his Van der Graaf Generator material and declared on the original album sleeve: "This isn't intended to be any kind of statement of my present musical position, but at the same time, it is an album which involves a great deal of me, the person, basically a return to the roots." Guest musicians on the album included the members of Van der Graaf Generator, members of his label mates Lindisfarne, and guitarist Robert Fripp. Fool's Mate includes one of Hammill's most celebrated love songs, "Vision," which he still performs in concert. In 2005 Fool's Mate was issued in remastered form by EMI Virgin Records, supplemented with bonus demo recordings of several songs. This is a reissue of the 2005 edition.
Can/Live in Cuxhaven 1976 ....CD $15.99
Live in Cuxhaven 1976 is the third in a series of Can live concerts available in full for the first time. Originally recorded on tape, these carefully restored live albums will comprise the entirety of each show in the format of a story with a beginning, middle and end, with Can's performances taking on a life of their own. The band's line up for this legendary 1976 performance features all four original members - Irmin Schmidt on keys, Jaki Leibezeit on drums, Michel Karoli on guitar, and Holger Czukay on bass. Can's powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.
Roxy Music/Viva! ....import CD $20.99
Viva! Roxy Music was the first live Roxy Music album. It was released in August 1976 and was recorded at three venues in the United Kingdom between 1973 and 1975. The recordings were from the band's shows at the Glasgow Apollo in November 1973, Newcastle City Hall in October 1974 and the Wembley Empire Pool in October 1975.
Rupert Hine/Surface Tension: The Recordings 1981-1983 [Remastered] ....import 3 CD Set $41.99
A three CD set gathering together the wonderful music of musician and producer Rupert Hine issued between 1981 and 1983. 'Surface Tension - The Recordings 1981-1983' includes the albums 'Immunity,' 'Waving Not Drowning' and 'The Wildest Wish to Fly' celebrating the creativity and originality of Rupert's solo work of the early 1980s. The acclaimed and strikingly original 'Immunity' from 1981 saw the noted producer on compositions written by him with lyricist Jeannette Obstoj. Guest performers on the album included Phil Collins and Marianne Faithfull; the album would influence a host of celebrated musicians and continues to do so. The 1982 album Waving Not Drowning' was another fine work and was particularly popular in Scandinavia and once again featured Phil Collins, while 1983's 'The Wildest Wish To Fly' was a hit album in Sweden and featured a guest appearance by Robert Palmer among others. All of these recordings were engineered and co-produced by Stephen W Tayler, who has remastered this collection. The liner notes of the illustrated booklet that accompanies this release offer memories and observations of the recording sessions for these ground breaking recordings. This clamshell boxed set is a fine tribute to Rupert Hine, a greatly missed musical visionary.
Todd Rundgren/Space Force ....CD $17.99
The thrilling new studio album from rock legend Todd Rundgren collaborating with several peers and acolytes to create one of the his most diverse album's of his stellar career! Includes guest performances by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, hip hop stars The Roots, indie rock duo The Lemon Twigs, outsider theatrical act Sparks, electronic icon Thomas Dolby, guitar maestro Steve Vai, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and lots more! Buzz has been building around this release since Rundgren's induction into the Rock Hall of Fame this year as well as the release of some of the more notable tracks as digital singles!
Marianne Faithfull/Songs of Innocence & Experience 1965 - 1995 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99
Two CD set. 2022 collection, the first Marianne Faithfull compilation since 2001's An Introduction to... and the first to contain rare and unreleased material since the Island Anthology A Perfect Stranger in 1998. Containing four previously unreleased recordings including one completely unheard song. This compilation offers a definitive overview of the first 30 years of Marianne's recording career on the Decca and Island labels, and features versions of all of her notable singles including the original issue of her final Decca 7" 'Something Better' / 'Sister Morphine' featuring alternate takes unavailable since 1969. It acts both as a primer to the uninitiated and a rarities collection for those already converted. The title Songs of Innocence and Experience acknowledges the change in vocal style between Marianne's orchestral folk-pop of her '60s career with her high pure voice and her new wave punk influenced comeback at the end of the '70s with Broken English featuring her trademark fractured vocals.
Julie Driscoll/1969 [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $22.99
Conceived and recorded following Julie's tenure with Brian Auger and the Trinity, with whom she had recorded two albums and commercial success with a version of Dylan and Rick Danko's 'This Wheel's on Fire.' Eager to break away from the heavy burden of being in the public spotlight, Julie Driscoll wrote a series of fine compositions and collaborated with her soon-to-be husband Keith Tippett on their arrangements. The album sessions were produced by Giorgio Gomelsky and featured contributions from some of the finest musicians on the British jazz and rock scene, including guitarist Chris Spedding, Elton Dean, Nick Evans and Mark Charig (Soft Machine), Karl Jenkins and Jeff Clyne (Nucleus) and the members of Blossom Toes. This edition has been newly remastered and is a most welcome reissue of a true classic.
Earth and Fire/Song of the Marching Children ....import CD $24.99
2022 repress of this Esoteric 2009 release. Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition of the Dutch Rock band's 1971 album featuring six bonus tracks. Earth and Fire are legends of the Dutch Rock scene, first making an impression with their debut single "Seasons" in 1969. They quickly established themselves as an international act thanks to the excellence of their material and the powerful vocals of Jenny Kaagman. In 1971 the band released arguably their finest work, Song of the Marching Children, a Mellotron soaked masterpiece that was a major selling album throughout Europe.
Peter Green/In the Skies [Expanded Edition] ....CD $15.99
British blues-rock guitarist Peter Green first achieved recognition with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, in which he replaced Eric Clapton. Green founded Fleetwood Mac in 1967. As that band's first leader, he wrote classic songs including "Black Magic Woman," "Oh Well," "The Green Manalishi" and "Albatross." Green succumbed to drug and mental health issues at the height of Fleetwood Mac's early popularity and left the band in May 1970. Despite continuing health challenges, Peter Green reemerged as a solo artist in the late '70s. Comeback album In the Skies was Green's first record after 8 years in obscurity. Surrounded with longtime friends including Peter Bardens (Camel) and Snowy White, Green cut a mix of vocal numbers and instrumentals, composed songs and jams. The music of In the Skies casts a captivating, spellbinding mood. Often acclaimed as Peter Green's best solo album, In the Skies returns to CD remastered by Vic Anesini and presented with bonus tracks for the first time.
Grateful Dead/Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 3/ 9/ 81 ....3 CD Set $29.99
Three CDs. Madison Square Garden, the world famous New York City arena, was a home away from home for The Grateful Dead, a reliable sanctuary where the band would ultimately play 52 shows - a record at the time. The venue's fine acoustics combined with the fans' unbridled energy consistently brought out the best in the Dead. At the band's 2015 induction ceremony into Madison Square Garden's Walk of Fame, Bobby Weir said "This place was both horrifying and titillating with an audience that was discerning but ravenous. We had to rise to the occasion every time."
Neil/Neil's Heavy Concept Album ....import CD $24.99
2022 repress of the 2014 remastered and expanded release of the legendary hit spoof album by Neil. Neil, the long suffering Hippy character from the hit TV series "The Young Ones," enjoyed a huge hit with a comic cover version of Traffic's 'Hole in My Shoe.' "Neil's Heavy Concept Album" was a splendid parody that saw him cover songs such as My White Bicycle, The Gnome and Golf Girl, and featured contributions from such respected musicians as Dave Stewart (who also produced the album), Barbara Gaskin, Gavin Harrison, Pip Pyle, Jakko Jakszyk and Jimmy Hastings. Comedians Stephen Fry, Roland Rivron and Dawn French also made appearances.
Arthur Brown/Monster's Ball ....CD $17.99
The terrifyingly entertaining new studio album from God of Hellfire and theatrical rock icon, Arthur Brown! This macabre-themed masterpiece finds Brown joined by a murderer's row of talented collaboraters including The Stooges' James Williamson, Gong's Steve Hillage, Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, Vanilla Fudge's Mark Stein, Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner, R&B superstar Shuggie Otis, and so much more! Includes original tracks co-written with producer Alan Davey as well as superb cover versions and a fantastic update of Brown's signature hit "Fire!"
Roger Chapman/Turn It Up Loud: The Recordings 1981-1985 [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import 5 CD Set $54.99
Roger Chapman first came to public attention as the vocalist with the legendary British band Family who recorded a series of acclaimed albums between 1968 and 1973. With Family, Chapman gained a reputation as a fine and unique vocalist. This reputation was enhanced further through a series of albums and live performances with the band Streetwalkers which Chapman formed with ex-Family guitarist John "Charlie" Whitney in 1974. Upon the demise of Streetwalkers, Roger embarked on a solo career which continues to this day. His first solo album, 'Chappo,' was released in 1979 and gained critical acclaim in the UK and brought Roger considerable commercial success in Germany, where he would continue to enjoy popularity over the ensuing decades. By 1981 he had become a major artist in his own right, thanks to his energetic albums and live performances with his band The Shortlist. Between 1981 and 1985 he released the live double album 'He Was... She Was... You Was... We Was' (1982) and three excellent studio works, 'Hyenas Only Laugh for Fun' (1981), 'Mango Crazy' (1983) and 'The Shadow Knows' (1984). He had also gained attention thanks to his collaboration with Mike Oldfield on the track "Shadow on the Wall' which was a worldwide hit single. This five CD clamshell boxed set has been newly remastered from the master tapes and gathers these albums along with a further eight bonus tracks drawn from the EP 'Live in Berlin' (1985) and singles. The set also includes an illustrated booklet with new essay and exclusive interview.
Dr. Strangely Strange/Radio Sessions ....CD $14.99
Irish psychedelic folkies Dr Strangely Strange were active from 1968 - 1971. Their two Joe Boyd-produced albums from that era, Kip of the Serenes (Island) and Heavy Petting (Vertigo), are both highly sought after by collectors. In their heyday, the band recorded only two BBC radio sessions, a Top Gear slot and an In Concert, both with John Peel. Frustratingly, the BBC's tapes were wiped, but after extensive research with European collectors, TLAK has been able to locate off-air recordings of both sessions, which have been painstakingly restored. Added to these are brief radio sessions for Dutch and Danish radio sourced from the original recordings, as well as a Dublin rehearsal take of Sign on My Mind featuring Gary Moore, a friend of the band and guest on Heavy Petting. The accompanying 24-page illustrated booklet featuring previously unpublished photos has been compiled by Strangelies biographer Adrian Whittaker.
Bill Bruford's Earthworks/Random Acts of Happiness ....import CD $22.99
Long out of print re-issue of Bill Bruford's Earthworks' 2004 album, produced by and personally overseen by Bill Bruford. Revisiting some of Bruford's compositions from the late '70s, most notably the beautiful ballad 'Seems Like a Lifetime Ago,' 'One of a Kind 'and the bonus track 'Beelzebub' - coincidentally the first piece that Bill ever wrote and recorded as the first track on his first album in 1977. Following the departure of saxophonist Patrick Clahar, Bill Bruford's Earthworks reformed for a 2003 US tour with saxophonist/composer Tim Garland, fresh from playing with Chick Corea.
Return to Forever/Alive in America ....CD $15.99
Live recording from August 8, 1974 coinciding with the release of their third album. Featuring Chick Corea on keyboards, Al DiMeola on guitars, Stanley Clarke on bass and Lenny White on drums, this is the first true jazz supergroup.
John McLaughlin, John Surman, Dave Holland, Karl Berger & Stu Martin/Where Fortune Smiles ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first ever UK individual CD release of a newly re-mastered edition of the 1971 album by legendary musicians John McLaughlin, John Surman, Karl Berger, Stu Martin & Dave Holland. The product of a recording session in New York City in 1970, "Where Fortune Smiles" is one of the milestone albums to be recorded at a time when the divisions between the worlds of jazz and rock were less defined and albums such as Bitches Brew by Miles Davis and the work of Tony Williams' Lifetime pointed a new direction in music. Originally released on Pye Records' "Progressive" imprint Dawn Records, Where Fortune Smiles was recorded fresh on the heels of John McLaughlin and Dave Holland's work with Miles Davis, John Surman's work with Mike Westbrook and The Trio (with Stu Martin) - original vinyl copies of the record now command large sums from collectors. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Dawn master tapes and features an illustrated booklet which restores the original album artwork and insert and an essay by aficionado Sid Smith.
Steve Morse/Major Impacts ....CD $17.99
The powerful solo album from Deep Purple/Dixie Dregs/Kansas guitar master, Steve Morse! Originally released in 2000 this unique, all-instrumental album finds Morse exploring some of the artists who influenced him the most, from Cream to Jimi Hendrix to The Stones, The Beatles and more! Includes detailed liner notes written by Morse!
Anders Buaas/The Edinburgh Suite ....import CD $28.998
Norwegian guitarist and composer Anders Buaas' The Edinburgh Suite features an all-star line-up including Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson etc.) on drums, Tony Franklin on bass, Christian M. Berg on mallets and percussion and Richard Garcia on keyboards. A two-part suite inspired by the history of the magnificent city of Edinburgh.
Horslips/More than You Can Chew ....import 33 CD + 2 DVD Deluxe Boxset $435.99
The ultimate collection of their recorded work on a staggering 33 CDs and 2 DVDs of filmed performances. The 33 CDs contain 506 audio tracks - 252 of which (16 hours) are previously unreleased. The 2 DVDs (NTSC 0) contain 59 video tracks (and two documentaries) - of which 42 (4½ hours) are previously unreleased. 262 page Hardback Book - On The Record (a lavish new history of Horslips); 88 page book - Lyricography; 5 vintage 8 x 10 photos each signed individually by all five members. 1 folder of fan club facsimiles from the '70s. On St. Patrick's Day 1972, Horslips released their debut single, 'Johnny's Wedding' - inventing Celtic rock in a single bound. 50 years later, Madfish are delighted to announce that they are releasing in July 2022 More than You Can Chew - a stunning 35 disc box set overflowing with music, film and printed matter encapsulating their entire career. The set has been curated by Bert Jansch/John McLaughlin biographer (and longstanding Horslips fan) Colin Harper in close collaboration with the band members. The audio, including most of the film audio, has been restored and (re)mastered by IFTA award-winning engineer Cormac O'Kane. Herculean Horslips biographer Mark Cunningham has written the books, with fresh input from the band, and has lovingly designed the set under the oversight of Horslips' de facto art director Charles O'Connor. In addition to the previously unreleased content, More than You Can Chew includes two albums new to any digital medium: Tryal (1983) by the Host (a post-Horslips band featuring Eamon, Johnny and Charles) and Breaking Star Codes (1983) by Barry Devlin. More than You Can Chew audio/visual in more detail: 13 CDs - all 12 original 1972-80 albums (Live being a double) in mini-LP slipcases, in their original form and newly mastered. 1 CD - Tracks from the Vaults Vol. 2 - all of the single mixes and non-album tracks not included on the original TFTV (1977) compilation plus previously unreleased outtakes. 8 CDs - anthologies of previously unreleased live and rehearsal recordings 1973-80, including The Last Time - the stunning final concert at the Ulster Hall 8/10/80 in full. 3 CDs - 2 reunion-era Horslips albums: (1) Roll Back / (2) Live at the O2 (double). 1 CD - RTE Sessions 1971 - all previously unreleased. 1 CD - RTE Sessions 1972 - all previously unreleased. 1 CD - RTE Sessions 2004-12 - almost all previously unrelease. 5 CDs - selected post-Horslips adventures: Barry Devlin Breaking Star Codes (1983) - unreleased on CD; The Host Tryal (1983) and non-album single sides (1983-85) - unreleased on CD; Johnny Fean & Eamon Carr Live & Studio 1984-86 - a new self-curated anthology of previously unreleased solo, duo and Host recordings from the period; Jim Lockhart Picking Up the Pieces - a new self-curated anthology of his TV/radio soundtrack music (1980s-00s) - almost all previously unreleased; Charles O'Connor's Resolution Suite Angel on the Mantelpiece (1995). DVD1 - The RTE Vault 1973-79 - c. 160 mins (50% previously unreleased material) DVD2 - The Reunion Era 2004-2019 - c. 160 mins (95% previously unreleased material)!
Bert Jansch/Bert at the BBC ....8 CD Box Set $249.99
Bert at the BBC is a comprehensive collection of Jansch's appearances at the BBC, featuring over eight hours of rare and unreleased recordings, including live-on-air spots, studio sessions and full concerts straight from the BBC vaults, delving further into this legendary performer's canon. Bert Jansch was the very essence of folk music, providing inspiration for everyone from Paul Simon and Neil Young to Led Zeppelin and countless folk revivalists. This unparalleled limited-edition compendium is housed in a coffee-table book set with a lavish 40-page book tracing the recordings from Bert's earliest moments at the BBC. It includes interviews and insights from Lauren Laverne, Jools Holland, Johnny Marr, Jacqui McShee, Bob Harris, Bernard Butler, Mark Radcliffe and many more. Twenty broadcasters, producers and collaborators contribute at length to the booklet with great affection for this gentle maverick genius. Bert's BBC legacy remains the most significant and exciting untapped reservoir of his music. The undeniable advantage of recordings made for broadcast is that they were, by their nature, created for public consumption and, barring live-on-air appearances - which might go well or go badly, but were going out either way - were explicitly signed-off by the artist as representations of his art that were good enough to be heard. It is available as a special eight CD set containing 147 tracks and encased within a coffee-table book. Bert Jansch at the BBC is an epic and enduring trail, 45 years in the making.
Jorma Kaukonen/Christmas [Deluxe Limited Edition] ....CD $16.99
The CD is out-of-print and unavailable. This is a re-issue of the Relix Records orginial release from 1996. The music includes customized tradiitonal Christmas standards and some new Christmas-themed compositions. Format: CD (Vinyl Look-A-Like Compact Disc). This polycarbonate CD is black in color on both sides. The front includes groove vinyl design with a record label. The sound includes Hi-Res remastering that will play in any CD player. The deluce packaging includes a gatefold carboard jacket, printed inner sleeve and an OBI side spine. This is a MUST for fans/collectors of Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna & Jorma Kaukonen solo projects.
Spirit/Alive in America ....CD $15.99
1974 live recording of the reformed Spirit, following the breakup after The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus. Pared down to a trio (Randy California, Ed Cassidy and Mark Andes) they did a tour in 1974. This show is from Halloween and features 19 performances with all the hits, latest musings and some cover tunes.
Cactus/Evil Is Going On: The Complete Atco Recordings 1970-1972 ....import 8 CD Box Set $64.99
Four studio albums from the legendary Cactus recorded from 1970 to 1972 plus a host of bonus tracks, a real treat for fans of blues rock, proto-stoner rock and proto-metal featuring their bluesy, gritty rock which became a big influence on future generations of hard rock and heavy metal bands. With four CDs of live recordings from the period recorded at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, the 1972 Mar y Sol Pop Festival in Puerto Rico and at the more intimate settings of Gilligan's Club in Buffalo, New York. The latter recorded by legendary producer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin) with The Electric Ladyland Mobile Unit. Formed in 1969 by former members of Vanilla Fudge, Tim Bogert on bass and Carmine Appice on drums, Cactus released their self-titled debut on the Atco label in 1970. Although originally slated to feature Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck, the line-up would be cemented by Jim McCarty (from Mitch Ryder's Detroit Wheels and The Buddy Miles Express) on guitar and Rusty Day (from The Amboy Dukes) on vocals and harmonica. This line-up would record the band's first three LPs, 'Cactus,' 'One Way... or Another' and 'Restrictions.'
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto with the Ensemble Modern/UTP ... [Remastered] ....import CD $36.99
utp_ is the fourth collaboration between Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Ensemble Modern is featured on the CD as well.
Steve Reich/Runner + Music for Ensemble & Orchestra ....CD $15.99
2022 release. Nonesuch Records releases the first recordings of Steve Reich's Runner (2016) and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018), performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Susanna Mälkki. Reich says Runner is written "for a large ensemble of winds, percussion, pianos, and strings. While the tempo remains more or less constant, there are five movements, played without pause, that are based on different note durations." Music for Ensemble and Orchestra is an extension of the Baroque concerto grosso where there is more than one soloist," the composer continues. "Here there are twenty soloists - all regular members of the orchestra, including the first stand strings and winds, as well as two vibraphones and two pianos. The piece is in five movements, though the tempo never changes, only the note value of the constant pulse in the pianos. Thus, an arch form: sixteenths, eighths, quarters, eighths, sixteenths. Music for Ensemble and Orchestra is modeled on my Runner, which has the same five movement form."
Dominik Hauser/Music from the Motion Picture "The Bounty" ....CD $14.99
Soundtrax is proud to announce the release of a new recording of the score for the 1984 film, The Bounty, composed by electronic music pioneer Vangelis (Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner). Vangelis' music is faithfully recreated by multimedia composer, orchestrator and arranger Dominik Hauser. For such an epic picture, the choice of hiring Vangelis may seem a bit odd. Respected film music writer Randall Larson, who contributed the liner notes, describes: Vangelis Oscar-winning 1981 score for Chariots of Fire had set a precedent in electronic film scoring (even though its primary instrument was, in fact, an acoustic piano). By eschewing music of the film's 1924 time period and introducing a recognizably synthetic sound design, Vangelis proved capable of underscoring not milieu or period, but subtext, raw emotion, and psychological landscape, laying down an aesthetic musical tableau that expressed much of the story's purpose and that of its characters. The same approach gave The Bounty a continual pulse of inevitable foreboding in the clash of personalities in conflict while also musically reflecting the dappled rhythm of winds and waves and shipboard sounds that were so much a part of the film's sound design. Vangelis recorded the score playing freely to the visual image. He wrote nothing down on paper, but created the music on his keyboards. "With every movie I take a very spontaneous approach," Vangelis told interviewer Dan Goldwasser in a 2001 interview posted on Soundtrack.net. "By this I mean that as I'm watching the footage, I am composing, playing what comes naturally and spontaneously in that moment." In addition to the score for The Bounty, the recording features traditional Irish, Scottish and British folk shanties, along with bonus tracks - short suites from three other unreleased Vangelis scores: Bitter Moon, Francesco, and La Peste (The Plague), arranged by Hauser.
Miriodor/Elements ....CD $17.99
There are no other bands in North America that sound even remotely like Miriodor whose new album Elements is their 10th studio release since their founding in 1980 as well as their 10th for Cuneiform. Even though Miriodor is strictly an instrumental ensemble, its tunes always tell a story. "The music has to convey some images, or some cinematic aspect," the band says. "If we don't see something in our mind, something moving in our head, we will discard it. We like that cinematic aspect. There are many different landscapes in the same piece." "Miriodor have documented their steady artistic growth on one CD after another... [They] have climbed their highest peak yet and now stand patiently waiting for you to discover them." - AllMusic. "The music fashioned by Canadian group Miriodor has always been outside the box.... Miriodor was known for making music equivalent to European ensembles aligned with the Rock in Opposition (RIO) style who merge progressive rock, avant-garde music and intricate chamber music. Miriodor gravitates toward the rock side of the RIO quotient." - Audiophile Audition.
Sorry for Laughing/Remember, You Are an Actor ....import CD $19.99
Sorry for Laughing is originally a project by Gordon H. Whitlow who is also a member of legendary US avantgarde collective Biota. A couple years ago, Gordon changed the project into a new supergroup featuring also Edward Ka-Spel of Legendary Pink Dots and Martyn Bates of Eyeless in Gaza. They created an exceptional album of tender music where beautiful vocals float around minimal classical music.
Various Artists/Ost-Kraut! Progressives aus den DDR-Archiven (1970-1975) Vol. 1 ....import 2 CD Set $29.99
Ost-Kraut!: the two-part double CD series - a long overdue addition to our Kraut! Edition - comprehensively documents the history of progressive music in the GDR for the first time with studio and live recordings! (Please note: liner notes in German!) Never before has the East German progressive scene been honoured so extensively with studio and live recordings. Since about 1970 - and largely unnoticed in the West - many GDR groups played extremely 'progressive' music under this label. Since artists and bands in the GDR had to pass a state aptitude test before they were allowed to earn money with their music, the pioneers of GDR prog often came directly from the music academy - with corresponding craftsmanship. The first part of the edition 'Ost-Kraut! - Progressives aus den DDR-Archiven' (East Kraut! - Progressives from the GDR Archives) brings together on two CDs the creme de la creme of the rock scene of the GDR and the then socialist foreign countries with recordings for Amiga and the Deutsche Rundfunkarchiv (DRA). All the titles were recorded between 1970 and 1975 and were stylishly compiled by journalist and East German rock connoisseur Marcus Heumann. The history of progressive rock in the GDR is vividly reflected in the 80-page accompanying book with numerous illustrations, photos and biographies of the bands and musicians.
Big Big Train/Summer Shall Not Fade - Live at Loreley ....import 2 CD + Blu-Ray Set $45.99
Big Big Train's performance at Night Of The Prog Festival (13th July, 2018), Loreley, Germany is being released as as an all regions Blu-ray and 2CD digibook. Summer Shall Not Fade delivers almost 130 minutes of spell-binding performance. Featuring the full Big Big Train live band plus five-piece brass section, the release includes classic material from studio albums English Electric, Folklore and Grimspound as well as deep cuts Kingmaker and Summer's Lease. The film was directed by John Vis and edited by Geert Schoonbeek of videOmega.nl and mixed in 5.1 and stereo by Rob Aubrey.
David Longdon/Door One ....import CD $24.99
Posthumous album from the multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and the voice of Big Big Train, 90 percent finished at time of David's tragic and untimely death in November 2021. Completed by a working party of musicians closest to the multi-instrumentalist, spear-headed by co-producer/engineer Patrick Phillips (Kate Bush, Van Morrison). Recorded with four core musicians: Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson) Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Soft Machine, Gong) Steve Vantsis (Fish) Gary Bromham (Bjork). Eight stunning tracks, charting a journey from darkness into enlightenment. Cover portrait by Sarah Louise Ewing. Sleeve notes by Mike Barnes (Mojo, The Guardian, Prog, Classic Rock, Hi-Fi News).
Ayreon/Universal Migrator Part I & II ....2 CD +
Ayreon/Universal Migrator Part I & II [Special Deluxe Edition] ....5 CDS + DVD Set $64.99
Re-issue of Ayreon's 2000 release Universal Migrator Part I & II. All songs have been re-mixed and re-mastered for a modern listening experience. This configuration includes the re-mixed and re-mastered audio on two discs, plus a bonus disc that includes an interview with Arjen Lucassen, a music video, and previously unreleased audio versions (5.1 surround mix, plus 2 binaural headphone mixes). Special Deluxe Edition - the Earbook contains 56 pages of behind the scenes photos and a comic book, five CDs and a bonus DVD with previously unreleased audio versions (5.1 surround mix, plus 2 binaural headphone mixes).
Arena/The Theory of Molecular Inheritance ....import CD
Arena/The Theory of Molecular Inheritance [Deluxe Edition] ....import 2 CD Set $99.99
2020 saw the English rock band Arena celebrate their 25th Anniversary of the band's first critically acclaimed studio album. "The Theory of Molecular Inheritance" was due for release in 2020 but because of delays/ pandemic / and tour postponements the album is finally here with the now rearranged 27 date European tour being undertaken in September/October 2022. Renowned Artist David Wyatt has illustrated books by JRR Tolkien, Terry Pratchett along with other Arena albums in the past and now he's has now rejoined Arena to design the artwork for The Theory of Molecular Inheritance. New vocalist: Damian Wilson is an English musician, songwriter and vocalist who has appeared on over 70 separate album releases. Damian is mostly known in the progressive metal genre, as the lead singer of Headspace and Threshold. He also sang and toured with bands and projects such as for Star One, Ayreon, Praying Mantis and with Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble. As a solo artist he has released five solo albums. Limited Deluxe Edition is a two CD Ear book with 16 page booklet.
Ultravox/Rage in Eden [Super Deluxe Edition] ....5 CD + DVD Box Set $74.99
Following on from the success of 2020's deluxe reissue of 'Vienna,' Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the band's second album with Midge Ure, 'Rage In Eden.' Originally released in October 1981 and like the bands previous two albums, 'Rage in Eden' was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny's studio in Cologne over a three month period during the summer of '81. The album features hit singles The Thin Wall and The Voice. The album reached number 4 in the UK charts. Includes a new stereo mix and a 5.1 surround sound mix both by Steven Wilson.
King Crimson/Larks' Tongues in Aspic [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve]
....Japanese import CD $42.99
King Crimson/Red [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $42.99
King Crimson/Starless And Bible Black [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $42.99
King Crimson/USA [SHM-CD, Paper Sleeve] ....Japanese import CD $42.99
John McLaughlin/After The Rain [SHM-CD] ....Japanese import CD $24.99
John McLaughlin, Paco de Lucia & Al Di Meola/The Guitar Trio [SHM-CD] ....Japanese import CD $24.99
Steve Reich/Works of Steve Reich [SHM-CD] ....Japanese import CD $29.99
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The Artist Shop
If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, just drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.
Coming Soon: Pink
Floyd, Van der Graaf Generator, Jethro Tull, Steve Hillage, Virgil & Steve Howe,
Flash, Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Tomita, Tangerine Dream,
Toto & Brian Eno, Neu!, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, Erik Wollo & Ian Boddy,
Blackfield, Centipede, High in the Morning: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1973, Man,
Steamhammer, Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Agitation Free, Captain Beyond, Creedence
Clearwater Revival, Neil Young, Rory Gallagher, Ian Hunter, Graffiti, Grateful Dead, Alice
Cooper, Deep Purple, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Sun Ra & His Blue
Universe Arkestra, Thumbscrew, Pascal Comelade, Samurai of Prog, Permanent Clear Light,
Cosmograf, Japanese Releases
Pink Floyd/Animals [2018 Remix] ....CD $14.99
Pink Floyd/Animals [2018 Remix] ....Blu-Ray $25.99
Pink Floyd/Animals [2018 Remix Deluxe Edition] ....LP + CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Box Set $99.99
Animals 2018 Remix - The iconic 1977 Pink Floyd album has been remixed for the first
time by James Guthrie. Animals is a concept album, focusing on the social-political
conditions of mid-1970s Britain, and was a change from the style of the band's earlier
work. The album was developed from a collection of unrelated songs into a concept which
describes the apparent social and moral decay of society, likening the human condition to
that of animals. Taking inspiration from George Orwell's Animal Farm, the album depicts
the different classes of people as animals with pigs being at the top of the social chain,
dropping down to the sheep as the mindless herd following what they are told, with dogs as
the business bosses getting fat on the money and power they hold over the other. Although
it's been a long time since 1977, the narrative of the album still resonates today as our
social and economic situation mirrors that of the time. Please note - the Deluxe Box
Set will be released a few weeks after the CD and Blu-Ray.
Special Blu-Ray gatefold card sleeve & 16-page booklet
2018 Remix - Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
2018 Remix - 5.1 Surround: 24-bit/96kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
1977 Original Stereo: 24-bit/192kHz Uncompressed, dts-HD MA
Deluxe Limited Edition 4 Disc Set: LP/CD/DVD/Blu-Ray
180 Gram black heavyweight vinyl & 32-page booklet all housed in a hardcover book style cover
Contains all the previously listed mixes from the above Blu-ray plus
DVD Audio Mixes:
2018 Remix: 5.1 Surround Mix (Dolby Digital @ 640 kbps, 448kbps), Stereo (LPCM 24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed),
1977 Original Stereo Mix: (24-bit/48 kHz Uncompressed)
Van der Graaf Generator/Interference Patterns: The Recordings 2005-2016 ....import 13 CD + DVD NTSC Region 0 Box Set $119.99
14 disc limited edition boxed set featuring all of the recordings by Van Der Graaf Generator issued between 2005 and 2016. Featuring 13 CDs and an NTSC/Region Free DVD. It includes the albums 'Present,' 'Real Time,' 'Trisector,' 'Live at the Paradiso,' 'A Grounding in Numbers,' 'Alt,' 'Merlin Atmos' and 'Do Not Disturb' plus rare additional live recordings issued only in Japan and the DVD 'Live at the Paradiso.' Van der Graaf Generator were one of the most original and inspiring bands of the 1970s. When Peter Hamill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and David Jackson announced their reformation in 2005 to perform concerts and to record a new album, it took many by surprise, but the group proved they were still making relevant and truly progressive music. Their reunion would not be a short-lived affair, as VdGG continued to record a series of excellent studio and live albums despite the departure of David Jackson in late 2005 following the release of the album 'Present.' Over the next ten years VdGG issued a string of albums and toured as the mood took them. This boxed set celebrates this second era of Van der Graaf Generator with all of the albums issued by the band between 2005 and 2016 and includes the long deleted live double album and concert DVD 'Live at the Paradiso' and the rare additional live CD previously issued only on the limited Japanese release of 'Real Time.' 'Interference Patterns' includes a 96-page book with an extensive new essay and band interviews by Sid Smith and features each album in replica album sleeves.
Van der Graaf Generator/The Charisma Years....import 17 CD + 3 Blu-Ray Box Set $199.99
Jethro Tull/Thick As a Brick [40th Anniversary Special Edition] ....CD + DVD $24.99
2022 repress, this edition has been out of print for 10 years! In 1972, Ian Anderson wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull progressive rock classic album Thick As a Brick . The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald Bostock, whose parents supposedly lied about his age. The record instantly became a number one Billboard Chart album and enjoyed considerable success in many countries of the world. The 40th Anniversary Edition features the new stereo mix by Steven Wilson plus a DVD containing DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 surround mix, high quality stereos 96/24 (new mix and 1972 flat transfer), the original newspaper over 40 pages, an article by Classic Rock's Dom Lawson, rare photos from photographers Didi Zill and Robert Ellis, recording and touring mementos and much more, all contained in 104 page 7½ x 5½ hardback book.
Steve Hillage/Glastonbury Experience 1979 ....import CD $21.99
On Friday 21st June 1979, the Steve Hillage Band performed a headline set of soaring psychedelic guitar riffs of cosmic aspirations. The summer solstice night was a pivotal point in Steve Hillage's musical journey, and this recording, provided from Steve's personal archives, will cement the performance as historic. Prior to the festival, Steve and the band spent two weeks rehearsing in a barn at Worthy Farm, site of the Glastonbury Festival. They crafted a set fitting and psychedelically uplifting enough to truly celebrate the longest day of Summer at such an auspicious location. Steve was an integral member of the Glasto team alongside Michael Eavis, 'Pyramid' Bill Harkin and Turbosound/Funktion One's Tony Andrews. Their work focalized the 1979 Fayre helping the rebirth of the first of the modern Glastonbury Festivals. After spending the '80s in music production, Steve and his partner Miquette Giraudy returned to recording and live performance in the '90s with the dance oriented System 7 and was fundamental in the introduction of the Dance Stage to Glastonbury in 1995. Celebrate 50 years of Glastonbury with Steve Hillage's Glastonbury Experience, presented on CD in a deluxe media book.
Virgil & Steve Howe/Lunar Mist ....CD $16.99
Virgil & Steve Howe/Lunar Mist ....import LP + CD $39.99
Steve Howe's second collaboration with his son Virgil continues the journey that is fueled by the love and energies he draws from his wife Jan and their family, a passion for the guitar, and of course, the never-ending drive to create and perform music. The Yes guitarist's creative passion has put him on an experimental lifelong journey, with each new album a venture into genre-bending territory.
Flash/In the USA - Live Recordings 1972-73 ....3 CD Set $29.99
Restored live recordings of the classic progressive rock band Flash from the 1970s. Featuring ex-Yes guitarist Peter Banks, singer Colin Carter, bassist Ray Bennett and drummer Mike Hough, the band had three Billboard charting albums, and a top 30 single with "Small Beginnings." Across three discs, this beautifully curated set contains twenty-two tracks from seven performances, most of them previously unavailable. 32-page booklet features exclusive band interviews, unpublished photographs, and an itinerary of their tours during the golden age of rock concerts in the USA.
Tim Finn & Phil Manzanera/The Ghost of Santiago ....CD $15.99
The Ghost Of Santiago is the latest album to be released by Tim Finn and Phil Manzanera. This new album, featuring 10 new co-written songs, is the follow up to last years critically acclaimed album by the two, Caught by the Heart. During lockdown Tim and Phil, each working in their home studios some 12,000 miles apart, jointly wrote over 20 new songs, finding the time and space of a pandemic-restricted life leading to an incredible period of artistic creativity. There was no end goal in sight, just the sheer pleasure of two old friends making music together. This artistic freedom has produced songs that live in the moment. They are a moving and inspiring testament to a great singer-songwriter and composer-guitarist coming together in cyber-space and seeing where the music takes them.
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso/Orlando: Le Forme dell'Amore
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso/Orlando: Le Forme dell'Amore ....import Gatefold Black 2 LP + CD & LP-Booklet Set $69.99
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso celebrate 50 years in music with possibly their most ambitious concept album since the release of Darwin in 1972. Vittorio Nocenzi was working on this new album's musical concept for years together with his son Michaelangelo and lyricist Paolo Lugli. Narrating a real XIV century poem through different songs and possibly describing the facts and the ideals was a mountain to climb. The result of the immense work in the studio is fully represented in an epic album that will set new parameters for progressive rock fans. Undoubtedly Banco has always been strongly related to their roots, but 'Orlando: Le Forme dell'Amore' is a definitive proof of how traditional prog rock can evolve in a modern new blend of sound and spirit. The choice of singing the tracks on this album only in Italian (as before on Transiberiana) confirms the band's will to stay loyal to what they've been doing from the very beginning. In order to help the fans understand and follow the lyrics better on a track by track basis, English translations of the lyrics will be included in the artwork, along with the original Italian lyrics.
Tomita/Kosmos + The Bermuda Triangle ....import 2 CD Set $22.99
Isao Tomita, born in April 1932 and known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese composer widely regarded as one of the great pioneers of electronic music. He made extensive use of synthesizers to create new sounds to accompany and enhance his electronic realizations of acoustic instruments. His futuristic science-fiction themes were influential for synth-pop and trance-like rhythms that were to follow. Many of his albums are adaptations of familiar classical music pieces. Tomita received four Grammy Award nominations for his 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing based on the music of Debussy. He passed away in 2016. Featured here are two back to back albums, Kosmos and The Bermuda Triangle from 1978. The Bermuda Triangle was released in Europe as an LP with the longer CD version released only in Japan.
Tangerine Dream/Booster III ....2 CD Set $18.99
Purple Pyramid Records is proud to present 2CD compilation by the groundbreaking and Grammy award-winning electronic pioneers, Tangerine Dream! Includes recently recorded versions of classic tracks such as "Remote Viewing" and "Kiev Mission" (both from the 1981 album Exit) plus unreleased and rare material!
Toto & Brian Eno/Dune [Original Soundtrack] ....import CD $21.99
Reissue. Grammy award winning band Toto, tasked with composing the soundtrack for the 1984 film; Dune. Accompanied by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and a haunting single from Brian Eno ("Prophecy Theme"), they managed to inject Dune with the barren majesty it deserves. Toto, known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, rock, soul, funk, blues and jazz, can comfortably add ambient to their repertoire after creating a perfect synthesis of orchestral and synthesizer music. There is a beautiful calm flowing feel throughout with a splash of psychedelic ("Paul Takes the Water of Life"), and the occasional dramatic part ("First Attack") to create some diversity from the satisfying darkness. This album can be called a true sci-fi cult classic.
Neu!/50! ....import 5 CD Box Set $53.99
Neu!, the legendary Krautrock duo of Michael Rother and the late Klaus Dinger, celebrate the 50th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with the Neu! 50! box set, out via Groenland. Neu! 50! includes albums Neu!, Neu! 2!, and Neu! 75, plus the brand new Neu! Tribute Album, a Neu! stencil and booklet. The tribute album features reworkings by The National, Idles, Man Man, Mogwai, Guerilla Toss, Alexis Taylor, and more.
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto/Revep ....import CD $21.99
Revep is the third collaboration record between Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and German electronic artist Carsten Nicolai (here credited as Alva Noto). This EP continues the series titled the Virus Series and was originally released in 2006. The compositions revolve around a collaborative new arrangement of Sakamoto's classic "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," the theme music to the 1983 movie of the same title starring David Bowie, Takeshi Kitano, and Ryuichi Sakamoto himself.
Erik Wollo & Ian Boddy/Revolve ....import CD $19.99
Revolve is the fourth collaborative project between Ian Boddy and the Norwegian guitarist Erik Wollo. Revolve is a continuous sonic journey with the tracks joined together by slices of sonic ambience and field recordings. The combination of Boddy's Moog and modular sequencing with Wollo's ostinato guitar patterns creates sections that ebb and flow structurally with a beguiling sense of space and freedom. Beautifully ethereal textures give way to pulsing rhythmic sequencers underpinned by solid bass lines and shimmering percussion lines. Revolve is a stunning musical travelogue that cries out to be listened to as a whole album and shows the mastery both these composers have in their craft.
Blackfield/Open Mind: The Best of Blackfield ....import CD $15.99
Blackfield is the collaboration between Israeli songwriter & musician Aviv Geffen & British musician & producer Steven Wilson. The collaboration, extending from their self-titled debut in 2004 to their superb return with album 'V' produced with Alan Parsons in 2017 has proven to be a prolific partnership for creating striking & affecting music. This collection, curated by Wilson & Geffen, selects the best works from an impressively rich Blackfield catalogue with each of the five records combining both sweet & tart elements. It's an uncommonly potent mixture. Perhaps the debut album's Lasse Hoile cover art-a bottled elixir lurking in the gloomy shadows of an apothecary-signifies that Blackfield is a dark medicine to be administered through the listener's ear. There's no recipe on the aged and frayed label of the bottle. Yet some lyrical ingredients can be discerned within the mix: Take a dash of childhood memory, sprinkle in some heartbreak, pour in a drop of blood from an open vein, add a pinch of angry conscience (carefully weighed), puree the dew of a kiss & then garnish with the bitter tears of adult disillusionment. Stir carefully & name it after the very first Blackfield collaboration: "Open Mind." Steven Wilson - "Blackfield appealed to me because it was a chance to focus firmly on the art of the classic pop song with concise songs and strong melodies, harmonies, orchestration & a very lush 'golden' production."
Centipede/Septober Energy ....import 2 CD Set $27.99
Newly remastered from the original RCA tapes, the classic double album from 1971 by the legendary ensemble Centipede. Produced by Robert Fripp and featuring Keith Tippett, Julie Tippett, Robert Wyatt, Ian McDonald, Elton Dean, John Marshall, Brian Godding, Roy Babbington, Karl Jenkins, Ian Carr, Brian Belshaw, Mike Patto, Zoot Money, Maggie Nichols and many more. Fully restored artwork with an illustrated booklet and essay by Sid Smith. Celebrated free jazz pianist and composer Keith Tippett formed the legendary jazz/progressive rock ensemble Centipede, a group of more than 50 musicians formed in 1970, to perform his extended work 'Septober Energy' on the concert stage. The musicians involved were the finest performers in the worlds of British jazz and progressive rock and featured members of Soft Machine (Robert Wyatt, Elton Dean, Nick Evans, Mark Charig), Nucleus (Ian Carr, Karl Jenkins, Jeff Clyne, Roy Babbington, John Marshall) King Crimson (Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Boz Burrell) and Blossom Toes (Brian Godding, Brian Belshaw) and vocalist Julie Tippett. The first Centipede concert took place at The Lyceum in London in November 1970 and was enthusiastically received by both critics and aficionados (including Mike Oldfield who was inspired to compose 'Tubular Bells' as a result of attending the concert). In April 1971 the group was signed to RCA Records' "progressive" imprint Neon, and the album 'Septober Energy' was recorded at Wessex Studios in London in June 1971. Robert Fripp would concentrate his talents solely on the role of producer of the sessions and a number of vocalists including Julie Tippett, Mike Patto, Zoot Money and Maggie Nichols would also bring their abilities to the sessions. The resulting album was issued in October 1971. This new Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered from the original RCA Records master tapes and includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay by Sid Smith.
Various Artists/High in the Morning: British Progressive Pop Sounds of 1973 ....import 3 CD Set $36.99
Latest installment of Grapefruit's popular year-by-year overviews of the more melodic end of the early '70s UK progressive rock scene. A four-hour compilation featuring big hits, key album tracks, cult classics and rarities from 1973. 1973 was another significant year in British pop, with the recent arrival of glam - including the Bryan Ferry-led Roxy Music, who proved that "avant rock" could be a commercial proposition - inspiring many underground bands to adopt a more streamlined sound. That more song-based approach helped give the 1973 singles chart a new energy, with memorable 45s from Mott the Hoople, Manfred Mann's Earthband, Faces, Status Quo, Medicine Head and Nazareth. Though they fell short of the charts, some of the era's more idiosyncratic singer-songwriter talents - Kevin Ayers, Al Stewart, Kevin Coyne - also issued much-loved, radio-friendly singles. On the live circuit, the UK free festival scene was dominated by a new hippie/glam/space rock convergence, with brand leaders Hawkwind joined by the likes of The Pink Fairies and Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. Featuring all of the above names as well as Thin Lizzy, The Kinks, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Caravan, Procol Harum, Stealers Wheel, Roy Wood, Rare Bird, Badfinger, Free, Family and many others, 'High in the Morning' is a fascinating three-CD, four-hour appraisal of the 1973 British rock and pop scene. Housed in a clamshell box that features a classic crowd shot from that year's Windsor free festival, 'High in the Morning' includes a 48-page booklet that's packed with rare photos, quotes and biographical information.
Man/Life on the Road: On Air 1972-1983 ....import 4 CD + 2 DVD Box Set $65.99
Featuring three complete sets recorded for BBC Radio One's "In Concert" series between 1972 and 1975 along with a further ten session tracks recorded for sounds of the '70s, John Peel and Bob Harris, two tracks recorded live in 1976 for Radio Trent and the band's set at Reading Festival In 1983. Plus two DVDs featuring Man's previously unreleased BBC TV appearances on the old Grey Whistle Test and a recently discovered 28 minute BBC TV documentary filmed in 1973: Man's Seven Inch Record, along with 'Farewell at the Roundhouse' filmed in 1976. All tracks remastered from the original master tapes with an illustrated book with extensive essay with photographs. Formed in 1968, Man earned well deserved praise for a series of wonderful albums issued between 1969 and 1976. Their US West Coast influenced sound also gained them a loyal following on the live circuit where their instrumental prowess was given room to shine. Initially enjoying success in Germany, by 1972 Man had begun to enjoy success in Britain and from 1972 they recorded a series of acclaimed sessions and live concerts for BBC Radio One, had a BBC TV documentary made about them and appeared on the influential TV series The Old Grey Whistle Test. With ever changing line-ups throughout the 1970s, Man disbanded in 1976 after a farewell concert at The Roundhouse in London (a location of some of their legendary concerts). They reformed in 1983, appearing at The Reading Festival that year and would go on to record a further series of excellent albums and undertake extensive touring. The set is completed by an illustrated booklet featuring a new essay, this release captures various line-ups of Man at their finest and is a truly special collection by a wonderful band.
Steamhammer/Wailing Again ....import CD $18.99
British blues-rock band Steamhammere was formed at the end of 1968 by Martin Quittenton (guitar), Kieran White (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Martin Pugh (guitar), Steve Davy (bass) and Michael Rushton (drums). Their first album Reflections (AKA Junior's Wailing) was released in 1969. Pete Sears played piano on this album before he joined Rod Stewart on his four early classic recordings. Pugh also played on Rod Stewart's first solo album, The Rod Stewart Album (AKA An Old Raincoat Would Never Let You Down) with Ron Wood, Mickey Waller, Martin Quittenton and Keith Emerson. After Reflections, Quittenton and Rushton both quit the band to be replaced by Mick Bradley (drums) and Steve Joliffe of Tangerine Dream (sax, flute), who gave a jazzy influence to the band in their second album, Mk. II (1969). Shortly after this release, Joliffe left the band, which continued as a four piece for their third album Mountains (1970), which was a returning to the blues-rock of the first album. After a major turnover, Pugh and Bradley invited Louis Cennamo of the original Renaissance (bass) and, along with special guest Garth Watt-Roy (vocals), recorded Speech in 1971. This last album was released posthumously, after Bradley's death in 1972. Now, exactly 50 years after the release of Speech and 53 years after Pugh and Sears collaborated on the band's first LP, Steamhammer will release a new album, Wailing Again. Featuring beside 1968 founder member Martin Pugh (guitars) and Pete Sears (bass, keys & background vocals), member of Jefferson Starship from 1974 to 1987, Manfred Mann's Earth Band - drummer John Lingwood, who joined Steamhammer in 1972, and Phil Colombatto (vocals & harmonica).
Fairport Convention/Fairport Convention ....import CD $21.99
Reissue. Digitally remastered and expanded edition. Originally released one year after forming the band, 'Fairport Convention' is their debut album and widely recognized as a piece of history of Fairport Convention's origin sound. Before Sandy Denny joined, their style focused on a psychedelic infected Westcoast rock combined with some jazz inspired passages. Creating acid-jazz-rock classics with breathtaking guitar work ("It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft") from Richard Thompson and stunning pure vocals ("Portfolio") from Judy Dyble. They set a wonderfully fetching melancholic mood that many feel they didn't get enough credit for and gives an interesting contrast to their post transformation sound.
Fairport Convention/Live at Rockpalast ....import CD + DVD $32.99
Deluxe CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD edition. Rarely seen 1976 performance by Fairport Convention live on German TV's Rockpalast.
Pentangle/Through the Ages 1984-1995 ....import 6 CD Box Set $54.99
Six CD box set containing legendary folk rock band Pentangle's reunion albums released between 1984 and 1995. Featuring 'Open the Door' (1984), 'In the Round' (1986), 'So Early in the Spring' (1989), 'Think of Tomorrow' (1991), 'One More Road' (1993) and 'Live 1994' (1995). Also included are 27 previously unreleased recordings - 13 sourced from BBC sessions for the Radio 2 programmes Folk on Two and Nightride. Plus three tracks from a BBC broadcast from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and a further eleven live in concert recordings from gigs in Portland, Oregon, New York, London and Dublin; the four tracks recorded at Whelan's, Dublin are all revivals from their classic 1968-1972 era that aren't featured on 'Live 1994' including a version of their hit single 'Light Flight.' Bert Jansch and Jacqui McShee led Pentangle throughout their reunion years and are present on all recordings in the box. Mike Piggott (guitar/violin) replaced John Renbourn in the new Pentangle line up alongside original members McShee (vocals), Jansch (guitar/ vocals), Danny Thompson (double bass) and Terry Cox (drums) for 'Open the Door.' Thompson had left by 'In the Round' and was replaced by Nigel Portman Smith. Drummer Gerry Conway, who'd played with Cat Stevens replaced Cox and guitarist Rod Clements of Lindisfarne replaced Piggott by 'So Early in the Spring' with Peter Kirtley taking Clements' place by 'Think of Tomorrow.' Pentangle vocalist Jacqui McShee has contributed extensive notes to this package alongside Pentangle authority Colin Harper.
Agitation Free/Last + Fragments + Live '74 ....import 3 CD + DVD Set $27.99
When the band Agitation Free came together in 1967 as a result of the merging of two Berlin rock groups, one of the most interesting groups in a dawning independent German music scene was created. With their improvisations between rock, jazz and new music, Agitation Free - soon relegated to the not so flattering category of 'Krautrock' - made musical forays into areas that few of their fellow German musicians had ever penetrated. At a time when most in Germany were still orienting themselves as closely as possible to Anglo-American musical formats, Agitation Free found a completely new and very original form of musical expression. Starting with their debut album Malesch, Agitation Free delivered a fascinating sound, influenced not least by the manifold impressions from a Near East tour. The band moved toward a form of meta-music, a weaving of exotic-sounding compositions. The albums has been justly regarded as a milestone in the genre, especially abroad. Looking back, it's evident that the Agitation Free was one of the most important bands of the experimental circle known as the 'Berlin School,' and a career springboard for a whole slew of musicians. At the same time this policy of changing personnel also meant risking that the band couldn't keep itself together over the long run. Agitation Free consciously took this risk in order to remain as close as possible to their own concept - free from commercial pressure or concessions to the latest trends and modes. High Value re-release of the Agitation Free Albums 'Fragments,' 'Live '74 and 'Last' in a 3CD + bonus DVD with a full concert on 23rd April 2013 at Kesselhaus Berlin, Germany.
Captain Beyond/Live in Texas - October 6, 1973 ....CD $17.99
A full length concert album from one of the greatest undiscovered gems of '70s rock, Captain Beyond! Formed in 1971 by members of Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly & Johnny Winter's band, Captain Beyond is heavy, spacey and most definitely FAR OUT! This show was recorded just after the release of the band's second album, Sufficiently Breathless, during the their tour with King Crimson! Liner notes by noted rock historian Dave Thompson!
Creedence Clearwater Revival/At the Royal Albert Hall
Creedence Clearwater Revival/At the Royal Albert Hall [Master Quality Authenticated, HQCD] ....Japanese import CD $45.99
This album marks the debut release of the highly-anticipated recording of Creedence Clearwater Revival live at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall. More than 50 years after the legendary 1970 show, the original multitrack tapes have been meticulously restored and mixed by Grammy-winning producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. The hits-packed setlist includes such classics as "Fortunate Son," "Proud Mary," "Bad Moon Rising," "Born on the Bayou" and more. Please note this is the REAL Albert Hall concert and not a re-issue of the '70s album that later proved NOT to be the Royal Albert Hall performance and had to be retitled "The Concert."
Neil Young/Time Fades Away ....CD $18.99
Previously available as part of one of Neil Young's Official Release Series box sets, Time Fades Away finally gets a stand alone CD release! Time Fades Away is a 1973 live album. Consisting of previously unreleased material, it was recorded with The Stray Gators on the support tour following 1972's highly successful album Harvest. Due to Young's dissatisfaction with the tour, it was omitted from his catalogue and not released on CD until 2017. The album is the first of the so-called "Ditch Trilogy" of albums that Young recorded following the major success of Harvest, whereupon the scope of his success and acclaim became so apparent that Young subsequently experienced alienation from his music and career. Nevertheless, Time Fades Away received much critical praise and was widely pirated after lapsing out of print because of the ensuing demand from fans.
Rory Gallagher/Deuce (50th Anniversary Edition) ....2
CD Set $21.99
Rory Gallagher/Deuce (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) ....4 CD Box Set $75.99
Rory Gallagher - "Deuce (50th Anniversary)" 50th-anniversary reissue of Rory Gallagher's 1971 sophomore solo album, Deuce. The 2 CD set includes a new mix of the original album, plus a cutdown of previously unreleased alternate takes and seven session tracks from Germany's Radio Bremen. The Deluxe 4 CD box set includes a new mix of the original album, 28 previously unreleased alternate takes, a six song 1972 BBC Radio In Concert performance, and seven session tracks from Germany's Radio Bremen. The package contains a 64-page hardback book with a foreword by Johnny Marr from The Smiths, unseen images, essays, and memorabilia from the album recording.
Ian Hunter/Overnight Angels ....import CD $19.99
Special deluxe collector's edition; fully remastered audio shaped from 24 BIT digital technology; 16 page full colour booklet - 4,000 word essay, enhanced artwork and new interviews. Ian Hunter IS unquestionably amongst the elite of British rock. As the leader of Mott the Hoople, his style, voice and song writing ability helped the band into the charts on both sides of the Atlantic and also secured him the respect and admiration of fellow musicians across the spectrum, from pop to rock. This was Ian's third solo album post Mott the Hoople, recorded with the intent to silence critics that he'd gone 'soft' on his previous solo album. Enlisting the heavy-duty firepower of producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, Foreigner, Free) and recruiting new band members, including lauded guitarist Earl Slick, Foreigner drummer Dennis Elliott (Curly Smith actually plays on the album), Sparks member Peter Oxendale on keyboards and former Chicken Shack bassist Rob Rawlinson. The results are spectacular, conjuring up a variety of styles but always heavy via the robust production values of Baker and his engineer Gary Lyons. Recorded in Canada at Le Studio, Quebec and polished in London, the record contains a selection of now classic tracks, including 'Justice of the Peace,' 'Wild 'n' Free,' 'Golden Opportunity' and 'Overnight Angels,' all indicating that Hunter had shed another skin in a serious intent to impress not only his existing fan base but also to attract curious onlookers keeping tabs on his career development.
Graffiti/Graffiti ....CD $17.99
A heady and adventurous experience with ever-shifting elements of jazz, fuzz guitar, blues rock and psychedelia! Graffiti's origins can be traced back to 1967 and the dissolution of The Hangmen, a popular Washington DC area garage rock act well noted for the proto-punk stylings of their singles "What a Girl Can't Do" and "Faces." Singer Tony Taylor, a late addition to the band's lineup, recruited guitarist George Strunz to the group and soon announced the band would pursue a more psychedelic direction. It didn't take long for Graffiti to attract label attention and by August of 1968 the band signed to ABC Records and released their debut single, "He's Got the Knack." In November of 1968 they released their one and only album. The juxtaposition between Graffiti's smooth vocal harmonies and their intricate songwriting is stark. One moment the group is immersed in all of the feel-good pop songwriting tropes of the era, oftentimes quite reminiscent of acts like The Association and The Mamas & The Papas. Meanwhile, the next moment sees the band vamping into extended passages, odd chord sequencing, and off beat time signatures, highlighted by Strunz's frequent fuzz laced soloing and the energetic drumming of Richie Blakin. The legacy of Graffiti's self-titled debut was seemingly hampered by the fact that that it is often lumped in with the plethora of other one-and-done psych releases of the time, an era in which major labels were falling over one another in an attempt to capitalize on the psychedelic sounds popularized by the Summer of Love. This is unfortunate because Graffiti's approach to songwriting and blending together of jazz, classical, and rock elements are rather groundbreaking, precursors to the arrival of progressive rock - proto-prog pioneers, if you will.
Grateful Dead/Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 2 - October '77 ....2 CD Set $42.99
Grateful Dead - Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 2 - October '77. Spring '77 shows get the ink, but the Dead's Fall '77 tour through some of the lesser-traveled byways of America goes toe to toe with that deservedly legendary series of performances. And by cherry-picking from three October '77 gigs (10/11/77 in Norman, Oklahoma; 10/14/77 in Houston; 10/16 in Baton Rouge), this Road Trip offers the greatest show that never was. A great, 10-minute rendition of "Let It Grow" from Norman kicks the whole thing off, followed by a 17-minute "Sugaree" from Baton Rouge... and how about that epic, 13-minute version of "Black Peter," also hailing from the Baton Rouge show (which contributes the lion's share of the songs here). And for you obsessive Dead Head collectors, the Houston excerpt also captures the last time the "Help on the Way/Slipknot!/Franklin's Tower" medley was played for six years. A 16-page booklet featuring notes by Steve Silberman accompanies this "Betty Board" recording, mastered by Jeffrey Norman and presented in HDCD sound. Great performances lifted from superior shows from one of the Dead's best tours... hard to beat that combo!
Alice Cooper/Live at the Astroturf ....CD + Blu-Ray $19.99
By 1974, the Alice Cooper group had risen to the upper echelon of rock stardom... and then, parted ways. In October 2015, over 40 years later, record store owner and superfan Chris Penn convinced the original line-up to reunite for a very special performance at his record store Good Records in Dallas, Texas. Alice Cooper (vocals), Michael Bruce (guitar), Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums) were joined on stage by Alice's current guitarist Ryan Roxie (standing in for the late Glen Buxton). A packed audience, believing they had come to Good Records for Dennis Dunaway's 'Snakes! Guillotines! Electric Chairs!' book signing, were surprised to bear witness to a full-blown happening. The historic reunion show including all-time classics such as "No More Mr. Nice Guy," "I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out" is now becoming available for the very first time worldwide. Luckily the event was documented. "Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper" (edited and directed by Steven Gaddis) toured the world to the acclaim of music fans and rock journalists alike. The documentary won multiple awards for its coverage of the historic event. Now all Alice Cooper fans and rock music lovers across the globe can enjoy this movie as it's included as a video bonus to this live album. Pop the popcorn, blow up the balloons, dim the lights, and crank it up! Blu-ray: documentary film including full show "Live from the Astroturf, Alice Cooper," extras: music video "I'm Eighteen" (Live from the Astroturf); music video "Under My Wheels" (Live from the Astroturf); extensive interview with Bruce, Michael and Neal Total Running Time: over 100 Min. Language: English Screen Format: 1080p/24, 16:9 Audio: PCM Stereo Region Code: ABC Disc Format: BD25
Deep Purple/Bombay Calling [Live in '95] ....2 CD + DVD Set $22.99
Bombay Calling (Live in '95) (2 CD + DVD) "Bombay Calling" was recorded in early 1995 and is one of the first shows Deep Purple played with Steve Morse showcasing his virtuosic guitar skills and some of the new material would later make it onto the widely celebrated studio album "Purpendicular." Astonishingly, the long thought lost master tapes for this unforgettable show in Mumbai were found lying around in an old cardboard box in November 1999. A true gem for any fan, they offer rare insight into the extraordinary talents of this phenomenal rock band. The Indian press gave the concert rave reviews, with many claiming it to be the best rock show ever staged in India.
Miles Davis/The Bootleg Series Vol. 7: That's What Happened 1982-1985 ....3 CD Set $29.99
That's What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Volume 7 is the next installment in the celebrated, award-winning archival series that began in 2011, shining an in-depth light onto different eras of the legendary career of Miles Davis. In the 1980s, popular music had moved to a smoother, electronic-based sound that traded the steam of previous years for subdued arrangements meant to elicit peace and deep reflection. Miles Davis embraced this era, pulling inspiration from FM radio and an upstart music video channel called MTV. He was searching for the next frontier, letting his creativity roam. This music on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 captures that exploration, and finds Miles beginning to re-emerge in a creative landscape far different than the one he left in 1975. He's touched every inch of pop culture while keeping true to his iconoclastic vision of jazz as amorphous art that's supposed to bend and flow and mutate to something else. On That's What Happened, we get to play in the rubble of what would become yet another period of unprecedented innovation. Beauty resides in evolution. The set collects nearly 4 hours of unreleased music including 2 CDs of studio material from 1982 to 1985 plus another CD containing a complete, blistering show of one of Miles' last amazing bands captured live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal in July 1983. Side men include a multi-generational who's who of jazz talent from JJ Johnson, John McLaughlin, Al Foster and John Scofield to Mike Stern, Marcus Miller, Daryl Jones and Vince Wilburn.
Keith Jarrett/Bordeaux Concert ....CD $18.99
Keith Jarrett/Bordeaux Concert [Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $39.99
Bordeaux Concert is a special document from Keith Jarrett's 2016 European tour. Each solo piano concert had its own distinct character, and in Bordeaux, the lyrical impulse is brought to the fore. In this improvised suite, many quiet discoveries are made. There is a freshness to the music, a feeling of intimate communication. Reviewing the performance, the French press spoke of hints of the Koln concert in the flow of things, and the beguiling beauty of extended sections of the Bordeaux concert.
Chick Corea/The Montreux Years ....CD $16.99
Chick Corea: The Montreux Years showcases some of the legendary pianist's remarkable Montreux Jazz Festival live performances. The set includes brand new liner notes, as well as rare photos from his Montreux shows. Combos featured include Chick Corea Quartet, Chick Corea New Trio, Chick Corea Freedom Band, Chick Corea Akoustic Band, and Chick Corea Elektric Band, plus an appearance by The Bavarian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sun Ra & His Blue Universe Arkestra/Universe in Blue ....CD $15.99
Universe in Blue is a rarity. This collection of undated live club performances was issued in small-run pressings with two different LP covers on Sun Ra's Saturn label around 1972, but has largely escaped further notice. It's never been reissued on LP, CD or (prior to this edition) digitally. The recordings on Universe in Blue originated on different nights, with different lineups. The set kicks off with the title track, a soulful, blues-based organ crawl by Sunny, which segues into trumpet and sax solos. This is after-hours music, with ritualistic undertones. On the LP, this track was inexplicably faded early, then resumed as "Part 2." The complete version is presented here as a single track. "Calling Planet Earth - We'll Wait for You" is a previously unreleased sonic tapestry from the same tape as track 1. It's a labyrinthine 23-minute "space suite," full of bluster, unexpected dynamic twists, and a vocal centerpiece by June Tyson and the band. Tyson is showcased on "When the Black Man Ruled This Land" (titled "Black Man" on the LP), declaiming with fierce urgency over Sunny's space organ and percussion. "In a Blue Mood" is an extended Sun Ra keyboard solo of incredible depth, played with restraint, yet simmering with emotion. Prepare yourself for the final track, "Another Shade of Blue." This relentless, 11+ minutes blues cooker is a wild ride. The audio clarity is terrible, the playing is awesome, and it's chock full of soul. "Another Shade " conveys the feel of a 3 a.m. jam session in some smoky 1940s R&B roadhouse (in stereo!). The sound cannot be improved, but that's how it sounded on the LP. Fidelity aside, the spirit, intensity and chops are self-evident. Saxes wail, Sunny burns, the tape fades, with no indication of how long the jam continued. In an alternate cosmos, it might still be in progress.
Thumbscrew/Multicolored Midnight ....CD $17.99
The latest from Cuneiform, celebrating ten years of work the all-star collective trio Thumbscrew celebrates by adding new instrumental hues to their already well-established sound on Multicolored Midnight, the group's seventh album! An album laden with fully realized connections and reflections, Multicolored Midnight also provides tantalizing hints regarding Thumbscrew's future explorations. Integrating new textures, sounds and concepts, Thumbscrew has turned into an essential all-terrain vehicle for three of improvised music's most venturesome artists. After a decade of coaxing and inspiring each other, the trio's musical universe just keeps expanding, and Multicolored Midnight sheds dazzling light on where they'll be heading next.
Pascal Comelade/Le Non Sens Du Rythme ....CD $16.99
Following Le Cut-Up Populaire, Pascal Comelade announces the release of his new album Le Non-Sens Du Rythme. Since his first record published in 1975, Pascal Comelade, a child of the frenzy rock of the '60s and '70s, has developed a profuse body of work including many musical collaborations (PJ Harvey, Robert Wyatt, Jaki Liebezeit [Can], Lee Ranaldo, The Liminanas, etc.). His compositions are a language that dances on a musical skeleton in perpetual movement by successive fusions, mixing folklore and underground, repetitive music and French chanson, pataphysical riffs and toy instruments. As a multiple artist, he has developed an aesthetic approach via a particular link to visual arts. He draws, paints and occasionally performs with painters Miquel Barcelo and Herve Di Rosa. On his new album, Le Non-Sens Du Rythme (to be translated "the nonsense of rhythm," the title says it all), Pascal Comelade plays almost all the instruments, not only multiple pianos but also the Rickenbaker bass, the Indian Harmonium, various keyboards, and even the tin can. He remains the undisputed master of the instrumental ritornello inspired by popular music as well as krautrock.
Samurai of Prog/Anthem to the Phoenix Star ....import CD $24.99
The latest from the Samurai of Prog featuring Marco Bernard (Shuker basses), Marco Grieco (keyboards, acoustic & electric guitars, ukulele, backing vocals) and Kimmo Porsti (drums & percussion) and including a whole host of guest musicians including Clive Nolan.
Permanent Clear Light/Cosmic Comics ....import CD $20.99
Permanent Clear Light is often referred to as Finland's top psychedelic group. PCL released their debut album, Beyond These Things, in 2014 to a high critical acclaim. After that, the group has released several singles, EPs and appeared on a number of compilation albums on the British Fruits de Mer label. Although PCL's musical roots lie in '60s psychedelia their sound is strictly contemporary. The trio considers the recording studio their main instrument, and their sound is characterized by multi-layered instrumental work and strong melodic vocals. After a creative break, PCL is finally ready to release its second album, Cosmic Comics, which shows that the band has traveled a long way through the spheres since their debut. Album mastered by Krautrock legend EROC. Permanent Clear Light are: Markku Helin: lead guitar, synth & percussion Arto Kakko: drums, bass, guitar, keys & vocals Matti Laitinen: lead vocals, synth & percussion.
Cosmograf/Heroic Materials ....import CD $24.99
Cosmograf/Heroic Materials [Deluxe Edition Media Book] ....import CD $45.99
Heroic Materials is an album about change, our refusal to accept it, but also recognizing that it's essential to our survival. The story centers on a WWII Spitfire pilot who laments a lost golden era, but reflects that the human race must change its ways in order to preserve our existence on the earth. Robin Armstrong is once again joined by drummer, Kyle Fenton, and there is a special guest appearance from ex-Big Big Train keyboard player Danny Manners, who plays piano on the 13 minute title track. The Deluxe Edition comes in a mediabook and includes a download code.
King Crimson/Earthbound [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track,
Remastered, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $39.99
King Crimson/In The Court of the Crimson King [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $42.99
King Crimson/In The Wake of Poseidon [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import $39.99
King Crimson/Islands [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $39.99
King Crimson/Lizard [Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Bonus Track, Super-High Material CD] ....Japanese import CD $39.99
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