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# 664

August 25, 2015

 

Hi, folks,

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

In Today's Newsletter

DGM: King Crimson
Cuneiform: Thinking Plague, Sonar, Raoul Bjorkenheim & eCsTaSy, Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra, Pixel, Le Rex, Richard Pinhas
Hux: Chris Spedding
KScope: Mick Karn, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, TesseracT
Snapper: The Jane Getter Premonition
Mobile Fidelity: Bob Dylan & The Band, Miles Davis
Floating World: Frank Zappa, Hugh Hopper, Brand X, Billy Cobham, Ian Carr & Nucleus, Third Ear Band, Inner City Unit, Arthur Brown, Spirits Burning, Nils Lofgren, Pete Sears, WMWS (Wyatt McRae Windo & Sinclair), Mick Abrahams & Guests
eOne: Steve Hillage, Nik Turner, Saga, Manfred Mann, Deep Purple, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, John Zorn, John Schott, Vly, Magenta, Melted Space, John Metcalfe, Randy Brecker, Stratovarius, Todd Rudgren's Utopia, Steve Roach, Joel Harrison, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Canned Heat, Agusa, Spiro with Adrian Utley, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


DGM

Coming Soon!!!

King Crimson/Thrak [Limited Edition Box Set] ....12 CD/1 DVD-A/1 DVD/2 Blu-Ray and Booklet Box Set $144.99

King Crimson/Thrak [Limited Edition Box Set] ....12 CD/1 DVD-A/1 DVD/2 Blu-Ray and Booklet Box Set $144.99

A 16 disc limited edition box set featuring studio and live recordings - many previously unreleased - from King Crimson's mid-1990s 'double trio' line-up.   Highlights include a new '21st Century stereo reimagining' of Thrak (by Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp), ATTAKcATHRAK (a David Singleton edited collection of improvs), and Max Vrooom, which sees a release for the long out of print mini-album Vrooom.   Recorded at Peter Gabriel's RealWorld studios, Thrak was originally released in 1995 and followed by tours in Europe, Japan and the USA. Thrak and its accompanying tours managed the task of appealing to older Crimson fans, while allowing the band to develop a whole new audience - perhaps unsurprisingly, as many of the musical ideas initially formulated by Crimson lineups of the 70s and 80s had been absorbed, extended and re-presented in a new light by bands directly influenced by earlier Crimson albums and performances.  Included in this set:

- Blu-Ray 1: The most comprehensive Hi-Res audio-only disc yet assembled features three complete albums with 5.1 Surround Sound mixes: THRAK, ATTAKcATHRAK and Kcensington THRAK.
- The second Blu-ray includes concert films, a Thrak EPK and Tony Levin's Road Movies.
- Much of the material is presented in new 5.1 Surround & Hi-Resolution stereo mixes.
- Album-sized booklet with rare/unseen photos, new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, technical notes on the recordings by David Singleton, plus memorabilia.
- Lineup includes Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, with newcomers Trey Gunn (Stick and Warr guitar) and Pat Mastelotto (drums and percussion).
* Limited to a single pressing run*

 

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King Crimson/Thrak [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99

The CD features a brand new '21st century stereo reimagining' of the album by Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp, while the DVD-a features 5.1 Surround Sound and Hi-Res stereo mixes by Jakszyk and Fripp, alongside a Hi-Res of the original album stereo mix.   Presented in a double digipak in slipcase and including a booklet with sleeve notes, rare photos and archive material.

King Crimson/USA ....vinyl LP $39.99

King Crimson/USA ....vinyl LP $39.99

Manufactured on 200g super-heavyweight vinyl, housed in a reprint of the original sleeve and newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp.  Released originally in 1975, USA was the first official live recording of this incendiary mid-1970s King Crimson incarnation and captures it at its most powerful.  Tracks include: Walk on.. No Pussyfooting, Larks Tongues In Aspic: Part II, Lament, Exiles, Asbury Park, Easy Money, Fracture, Starless and 21st Century Schizoid Man.

 


Cuneiform

Coming Soon!!!

Thinking Plague/In this Life ....CD $16.99

Thinking Plague/In this Life ....CD $16.99

Thinking Plague has been releasing impossible to categorize albums to a devoted fan-base for over 30 years.  In this Life was the group's third album and was originally released in 1989. It is probably their most popular release. It comes back into print for the first time in years in a newly remastered version overseen by the band and making its first-ever appearance on Cuneiform.

Sonar/Black Light ....CD $16.99

Sonar/Black Light ....CD $16.99

"Had MC Escher made music instead of drawing his famously impossible and perplexing perspectives, it would sound like Sonar." - Prog Magazine (UK) Sonar is an instrumental rock quartet consisting of two guitars, bass and drums. Their name stands for SONic ARchitecture, alluding to their intention of creating polymeric soundscapes and highly structured aural spaces. Recommended if you like King Crimson, Nik Bartsch's Ronin, Present, Mahavishnu Orchestra.

 

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Raoul Bjorkenheim & eCsTaSy/Out of the Blue ....CD $17.99

Raoul Bjorkenheim & eCsTaSy/Out of the Blue ....CD $17.99

Guitarist and composer Raoul Bjorkenheim emerged from Finland in the '80s. eCsTaSy is his current band, which features some of the younger talents on the Finnish jazz scene. Out of the Blue is the group's second album and everything is upped from the last one: The compositions, the improvisations, the ensemble work and the solos!

Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra/Turning Towards the Light ....CD $16.99

Adam Rudolph & Go: Organic Guitar Orchestra/Turning Towards the Light ....CD $16.99

For the past three decades composer, improviser and percussionist Adam Rudoph has performed extensively in concert throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. he has released 25 recordings under his own name, but never one like this! For his first release on Cuneiform, Adam leads a group of 11 guitaritsts, including major names such as Nels Cline, Rez Abbasi, Jerome Harris, Joel Harrison, Liberty Ellman and Miles Okazaki through a set of 13 short composed or improvisationally conducted works. Turning Towards the Light is an album of very unusual and very effective music for multiple guitars!

Pixel/Golden Years ....CD $16.99

Pixel/Golden Years ....CD $16.99

In just three years, Pixel have solidly established themselves as one of the most exciting, innovative and accessible jazz bands on the international scene today! They combine the instruments and sound of jazz with the energy, attitude and melodies of rock musicians performing catchy, indie-pop songs! Golden Years is the group's third album and they have a full slate of shows lined up for the next 15 months to support it.

Le Rex/Wild Man ....CD $17.99

Le Rex/Wild Man ....CD $17.99

Switzerland's Le Rex are a band that answer the question, "How can you still have a party when the lights go out?" Comprised of two saxophonists, trombone, tuba and drums, Le Rex are a versatile, flexible, uncomplicated (therefore no electricity required!) combo that came together to highlight the musician's common interests in music: groove, creativity, energy without lack of detail, exciting solos and openness combined with tight enseble playing. They succeed on all of these counts! Wild Man is the group's third album and their first released outside of Switzerland. With much energy, charming melodies and fine ensemble work, we expect a great response from radio, media and the public!

Richard Pinhas/Chronolyse ....White Vinyl LP $25.99

Richard Pinhas/Chronolyse ....White Vinyl LP $25.99

Richard Pinhas has been a pioneer in combining rock music and electronic music for over 40 years. Originally released only in France in 1977, Chronolyse included one side of solo live Moog synthesizer pieces and one lengthy, stormy, drone-filled work by his legendary band Heldon. This is the first ever vinyl reissue of this classic which as been unavailable on vinyl for 35 years. It is released on 180 gram white vinyl with a download card!

 


Hux

Coming Soon!!!

Chris Spedding/Songs without Words ....import CD $16.99

Chris Spedding/Songs without Words ....import CD $16.99

Between 1969 and 1972, Chris Spedding was a rock guitarist whose unique sound, style and musical literacy meant regular employment on the exploding British progressive jazz and jazz-rock scene.  Classic albums from the period by Mike Westbrook, Michael Gibbs, Frank Ricotti, Jack Bruce and Nucleus all feature the Spedding magic. Just prior to being voted 'No.2 Guitarist' behind John McLaughlin in Melody Maker's February 1970 jazz poll, Harvest Records asked Chris to make a jazz-rock album under his own name.  He did, but was unsure if this was the right direction for him.  The album was completed but shelved, at the artist’s request.  Now, 45 years on, re-edited by Chris Spedding and with a period bonus track, Songs without Words can at last take its place as a British jazz-rock classic.  This album, featuring the cream of the period's jazz-rock musicians, has been digitally re-mastered by Ron Geesin. The booklet features extensive liner notes, rare photographs and full recording details.

 


KScope

Coming Soon!!!

Mick Karn/Three Part Species ....double vinyl LP $39.99

Mick Karn/Three Part Species ....double vinyl LP $39.99

Kscope are set to release Three Part Species from Mick Karn, former bassist with Japan/Rain Tree Crow/Dalis Car. Three Part Species is the seventh album from ex-Japan member Mick Karn, originally released on his own MK Music label in 2006.  Here, Karn blends elements of electronica, hip hop, jazz, world music and pop. Highlights include the Harold Budd-like piano/ambience of 'Floating Home' and 'Chocolate Was a Boy' or the convincing Middle Eastern drawl of 'Pitta Pop.' Three Part Species, illustrates more than any other, how completely in command of musical composition Mick Karn was, with the blending of so many diverse types of music that never sound confused in direction. It's impossible with each piece to predict which genre will come next, as the listener is guided through Mick Karn's unique world.  Kscope will be releasing Three Part Species as a 180g gatefold LP, for the first time on double vinyl with Side 4 consisting of bonus tracks - 'Of & About,' 'All You Have' single versions and 'The Edge Of Charm,' originally released as a CD single in 2006.

Sweet Billy Pilgrim/Motorcade Amnesiacs ....double CD $17.99

Sweet Billy Pilgrim/Motorcade Amnesiacs ....double CD $17.99

Kscope's most recent signing, the UK's unsung heroes of experimental art rock Sweet Billy Pilgrim, release their label debut & fourth album Motorcade Amnesiacs on 18th September.  Motorcade Amnesiacs follows on from their critically acclaimed album 'Crown and Treaty,' which was awarded a coveted five stars by Mojo and featured as Album of the Week in The Sunday Times and its Mercury Music Prize-nominated predecessor 'Twice Born Men' released on David Sylvian's Samadhi Sound label.  Not ones to respect musical boundaries, Sweet Billy Pilgrim have thrown every ounce of their belief and passion into the genre spanning excellence of 'Motorcade Amnesiacs,' an album of adventurously inspired melodies, intertwining riffs and eclectic rhythms, heavenly harmonies and thought-provoking lyrics.  'Just Above Midtown' sees the band fuse their pop sensibilities with swaggering rock groove. 'Longstreth' showcases guitarist & songwriter Tim Elsenburg's dynamic song writing ability, mixing beautiful harmonies with pounding guitar riffs, the groove-led 'We Just Did What Happened and Nobody Came' lodges firmly in the memory long after it ends and 'Tyrekickers,' revels in co-vocalist Jana Carpenters heart-worn tones.  'Motorcade Amnesiacs' cements Sweet Billy Pilgrim as one of Britain's greatest cult bands.  'Motorcade Amnesiacs' will be released as a 2CD Media book with limited edition bonus disc with 3 brand new bonus tracks including a remix of Steven Wilson 'Insurgentes' with a 24 page colour booklet.

 

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TesseracT/Polaris ....CD $14.99
TesseracT/Polaris [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD $17.99

TesseracT/Polaris ....CD $14.99

Since its inception in 2007, TesseracT has been at the forefront of the ever-evolving modern Metal scene. Originally formed as a studio project by guitarist Acle Kahney, TesseracT dispensed with established notions of what metal should sound like and quickly developed a unique and daring sonic approach, spearheading the 'djent' movement. Acle recruited an accomplished line-up capable of realizing his groundbreaking compositions and, once complete, the band embarked upon a quest to inject originality and excitement into the predictable metal scene of the late 2000s. The band's debut album, One, received widespread critical cclaim and included the staggering six-part centerpiece, Concealing Fate, which brilliantly showcased TesseracT's pioneering style and unstoppable arsenal of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorienting atmospherics. The primarily acoustic Perspective EP appeared in May 2012 to an ecstatic response, and shortly after the band's status as progressive metal's most important creative force was publicly celebrated when TesseracT picked up the Best New Band trophy at 2012's inagural Progressive Music Awards in London. The band released its second equally acclaimed album, Altered States, in early 2013. Having found a new creative energy after reuniting with original singer Dan Tompkins, the band's highly anticipated 2015 opus Polaris is an undoubted evolution from Altered State and features skillful experimentation with sounds and tones, plus a deeper exploration of the core atrtributres that define TesseracT's trademark sound.

 

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Snapper

Coming Soon!!!

The Jane Getter Premonition/On ....import CD $15.99
The Jane Getter Premonition/On ....import vinyl LP $34.99

The Jane Getter Premonition/On ....import CD $15.99

Recorded at Avatar Studios in New York, 'On' features a stellar line up of progressive and rock musicians - keyboardist Adam Hozman (Miles Davis, Steve Wilson); bass player Brian Beller (Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally); jazz/rock drummer Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, Steven Wilson) and special guests including vocalist Corey Glover (Living Colour), jazz/metal guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, Savatage, Ozzy Osbourne Band) and British saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist Theo Travers (Steve Wilson, Robert Fripp, Soft Machine Legacy, Gong). The album was co-produced by Jane Getter and Adam Holzman while mixing duties were handled by Adam Holzman and Steven Wilson at Spin Studios in Long Island City, NY. Guitarist/composer Jane Getter has played with many jazz and rock greats while garnering increasing recognition as a band leader, gifted writer and instrumentalist. Early in her career she toured with legendary jazz/blues organist Brother Jack McDuff.  Her composing talents received attention when she won the ASCAP Gershwin Award for Music for Dance or Theatre in the mid '90s. Her debut CD, Jane, in 1998 received wordwide critical acclaim and the 2006 follow up, See Jane Run, was released on Alternity Records (home of Allan Holdsworth).  In 2012 she released the progressive jazz/rock album Three.  Jane also receive widespread exposure playing in the Saturday Night Live Band.  Her band has played and toured internationally and live dates for the autumn of 2015 will be announced shortly.  Leading the campaign for the new album On will be the opening track 'Surprised' with video footage supplied by Lasse Hoile.  On is set to be released by Madfish on CD, presented as a digipack with a 16 page color booklet with stunning artwork from Lasse Hoile, alongside a 180 gm Heavyweight Vinyl Edition.

 

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Mobile Fidelity

New Releases

Bob Dylan & The Band/Before the Flood ....double Hybrid SACD $45.99

Bob Dylan & The Band/Before the Flood ....double Hybrid SACD $45.99

Bob Dylan and The Band Before the Flood on numbered limited edition 2 x Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.  The live reunion of Bob Dylan and The Band during 1973-74 yielded one of the decade's most celebrated, dynamic, and astonishing tours. Captured on Before the Flood, the results portray the two artists' shared chemistry as well as Dylan's instinctive ability to challenge audiences, his group, and himself via inventive rearrangements of classics that simultaneously ward off nostalgia and renew with meaning.   Said by noted critic Robert Christgau to be "at its best, [the] craziest and strongest rock and roll ever recorded," Before the Flood crackles with intensity, relevance, and unhinged performances.  Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this transparent SACD version cracks wide open the ceiling previously obscuring many of the tonal details, revealing microdynamics, and vocal nuances on the recording.  Distinguished with an immediately recognizable sound, The Band comes across in three-dimensional form, while Dylan takes center stage, feet from your listening chair. They play like two souls in communion, a facet displayed here courtesy of the increased airiness, enhanced soundstage depth, and lifelike imaging.

Miles Davis/Kind of Blue ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Miles Davis/Kind of Blue ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Miles Davis Kind of Blue on numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.  How does one properly introduce an epochal record? Perhaps by unequivocally stating that it is the best-selling jazz album in history. Or by affirming that, every year, it sells tens of thousands of copies more than five decades after its original release.  There's also the matter of its status as the most-referenced, and arguably, most important, jazz recording of all-time. And the Dream Team lineup of Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb. Yes, Kind of Blue is utterly inimitable.  Part of Mobile Fidelity's Miles Davis catalog restoration series, the landmark has been given the ultimate white-gloves treatment. Mastered from the original master tapes, this hybrid SACD edition of the often-reissued album is a must for even fans that already possess multiple versions. Such is the illuminating transparency, reference dynamics, organic warmth, and instrumental detail exposed by the thoroughly scrupulous mastering process. If there's a stairway to heaven, this is the soundtrack.  In its three-decade-plus history, Mobile Fidelity has never been prouder to have the honor of handling efforts as important as Davis' key recordings. It's why the label's engineers took every available measure to transport listeners to the March and April 1959 sessions that parlayed modal jazz into mainstream language.

Miles Davis/Nefertiti ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Miles Davis/Nefertiti ....Hybrid SACD $29.99

Miles Davis Nefertiti on numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity.   Nefertiti will always be known as the final all-acoustic record made by Miles Davis' classic second quintet. A thematic bookend to the preceding Sorcerer, the 1967 set shares much in common with its equally nuanced predecessor yet deviates by way of its focus on rhythm and exploratory soundscapes.  The low-key music blooms with colorful bouquets of shadings, gradations, and overtones that on Mobile Fidelity's SACD bring listeners to closer to the creative passions than ever before.  Mastered from the original master tapes, this collectable audiophile version of Nefertiti joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis records given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Afforded supreme dynamics and full-range extension, cyclical melodies resonate with a moody character and ambience normally only heard in small jazz clubs. Instrumental pitch, too, is spot-on, a measuring stick for how all acoustic-based passages should be experienced.

 


Floating World

Coming Soon!!!

Frank Zappa/Masked Turnip Cyclophony (Rare and Wonderful Gems from the PAL Studio Archives) ....import CD $17.99

Frank Zappa/Masked Turnip Cyclophony (Rare and Wonderful Gems from the PAL Studio Archives) ....import CD $17.99

This CD compiles a bunch of songs and tunes that Frank Zappa was involved with in various ways before he became known as the leader of the Mothers of Invention. For several years prior to the Mothers becoming MGM-Verve recording artists, Frank was associated with the PAL Recording Studio, whose owner and operator was Paul Buff. It was here, in Cucamonga, under Buff's tutelage, that Frank learned how to use a studio to create music, as opposed to simply writing dots on paper. Frank later bought the studio from Buff and renamed it Studio Z, but all of the contents of this CD were recorded before that happened.  Frank's contribution to these tracks was either as musician, singer, writer or producer or a combination of some or all of these roles. What does exist is a collection of recordings from Frank's early days as a studio operator, and so we hereby present 25 slices of musical buffoonery. All of these selections have been released before in one form or another, and some will be known to Zappa aficionados. Others, however, are quite obscure, but will nevertheless illuminate episodes in Frank's later recorded output.

Hugh Hopper/Volume 9: Anatomy of a Facelift ....import CD $18.99

Hugh Hopper/Volume 9: Anatomy of a Facelift ....import CD $18.99

This is volume nine of a ten part series curated by the late Mike King, which cherrypicks some of the best and most intriguing items from Hugh Hopper's archive. Until he died a few years ago, Hugh Hopper, probably best known for his work with Soft Machine, was one of Britain's most versatile and innovative bass players, and this multi album set confirms what a sad loss to both jazz and rock his passing was.

Brand X/Ronnie Scott's Live 1976 ....import CD $17.99

Brand X/Ronnie Scott's Live 1976 ....import CD $17.99

Sometimes the title of a record is self explanatory and - to use the current vernacular - does just what it says on the tin. Here we have the legendary jazz fusion band at the legendary London club, when both were at their commercial zenith. The band played like demons, and the result is extraordinary. Nearly forty years later the sounds are still absolutely mind blowing.

Brand X/Live in Chicago 1978 ....import CD $17.99

Brand X/Live in Chicago 1978 ....import CD $17.99

Brand X is one of the great puzzles of all time. Despite having Phil Collins on drums for much of their career, and mixing a sizzling combination of peerless musicianship and cracking tunes, they never quite broke out of the jazz/rock ghetto into mainstream success. This will always remain a mystery. Have a listen to this incandescent set recorded live in Chicago, 1978 and you will see.

Billy Cobham/Live Electric Ballroom in Dallas Texas 1975 ....import double CD $22.99

Billy Cobham/Live Electric Ballroom in Dallas Texas 1975 ....import double CD $22.99

William Emanuel 'Billy' Cobham is a Panamanian-American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s.  Coming to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with Mahavishnu Orchestra, and on countless CTI releases, Cobham according to AllMusic's reviewer is 'generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer with an influential style that combines explosive power and exacting precision. Here, teamed up with the legendary keyboard player George Duke, he goes on an unprecedented sonic journey redefining the tern 'Fusion.'

Ian Carr & Nucleus/Three of a Kind ....import CD $17.99

Ian Carr & Nucleus/Three of a Kind ....import CD $17.99

Nucleus were a pioneering jazz-rock band from Britain who continued in different forms from 1969 to 1989. In their first year they won first prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival, released the album Elastic Rock, and performed both at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Village Gate jazz club. They were led by Ian Carr, who had been in the Rendell-Carr Quintet during the mid and late 1960s, and was a respected figure in British jazz for more than forty years. Their jazz-based music evolved from an early sound incorporating elements of progressive and psychedelic rock toward combination with a funkier sound in the mid and late 1970s.

Third Ear Band/New Forecasts from the Third Ear Almanac ....import CD $17.99

Third Ear Band/New Forecasts from the Third Ear Almanac ....import CD $17.99

The Third Ear Band were undoubtedly one of the strangest and most innovative psychedelic folk bands to come out of London in the late 1960s. New Forecasts from the Third Ear Almanac is a live album recorded live at the Teatro Impavadi, Sarzana, Italy on the 11th January 1989, and captures this extraordinary band at its weirdest and finest.

Inner City Unit/The President's Tapes ....import CD $17.99

Inner City Unit/The President's Tapes ....import CD $17.99

In 1984 Nik Turner and Dead Fred were removed from Hawkwind and decided to reform ICU. Judge Trev and Stupp were unavailable for the making of the next album New Anatomy so they recruited Steve Pond, who had previously toured with ICU during the shows for the Passout album as synth player, to play guitar and program the drum machine. Mick Stupp rejoined the band in time for the New Anatomy live shows and was joined by another ex-Hawkwind man Dave Anderson on bass. The second incarnation of ICU released an EP, Blood and Bone, and a second album, 'The President's Tapes.' Singing topical songs like 'World of LSD,' 'Big Foot' and 'Stonehenge Who Knows?' the group uses organ, flute and production effects to evoke the period, on this ever entertaining record.

Arthur Brown/Live in Bristol 28th October 2002 ....import CD $17.99

Arthur Brown/Live in Bristol 28th October 2002 ....import CD $17.99

When the God of Hellfire returned to the stage in the United Kingdom after a strange anabasis in Texas when, together with Jimmy Carl Black he was painting houses for a living, pundits were surprised how vibrant and relevant he still was as an artist. Any thoughts that he was a novelty one hit wonder from the sixties vanished like the morning mist, and Arthur entranced audiences wherever he went. This show from 2002 will show you that exactly.

Spirits Burning/Starhawk ....import CD $17.99

Spirits Burning/Starhawk ....import CD $17.99

A sci-fi musical adaptation of Mack Maloney's "Starhawk" novel, featuring Daevid Allen (Gong), Hawkwind family members Alan Davey, Paul Hayles, Jerry Richards, Nik Turner, Twink, & Bridget Wishart, plus Robert Berry (3), Keith Christmas (Bowie), John Ellis (Gabriel), Kev Ellis (Space Cadets), Matt Malley (Counting Crows), Nigel Mazlyn Jones, Pete Pavli (High Tide), Ken Pustelnik (The Groundhogs), Billy Sherwood (Yes), Judge Smith (VDGG), Steffe Sharpstrings (Here and Now), Cyrille Verdeaux (Clearlight), Steve York, & more . . . Includes a bonus 8-page comic book by artist Steve Lines (pencils/ inks) and Matt Woodward (tones).

Nils Lofgren/Hanging Tough ....import CD $17.99

Nils Lofgren/Hanging Tough ....import CD $17.99

Nils Lofgren, sideman to the stars... and a star in his own right. Both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen have showcased the talents of Nils Lofgren within their own bands for many years, yet the man has still managed to create a superb portfolio of his own material, released under his own name, and with his highly regarded early 1970s band, Grin.  The performance here was recorded at a prestigious club date at New York's 400-seater Bottom Line, in the winter of 1977, following the release of Nils' third solo album, 'ICame to Dance.'

Pete Sears/Watchfire ....import CD $17.99

Pete Sears/Watchfire ....import CD $17.99

Allmusic.com describes this album best: "This album represents a triumph of integrity for this journeyman rock & roller (Rod Stewart,Stoneground, and most recently Starship). The whole album is themed around promoting progressive political and ecological agendas and some of the proceeds will be donated to a wide range of groups working in these areas. The music is mainly in a folk-rock vein, with a stellar cast of supporting musicians, including David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart, with vocalists Mimi Farina, Holly Near, and Kitty Beethoven helping out his own slightly strained vocals (appealing nonetheless).  Andean influences and varied world music styles find their way into this music."

Pete Sears/The Long Haul ....import CD $17.99

Pete Sears/The Long Haul ....import CD $17.99

As one of the most sought-after session players in rock 'n' roll, Pete Sears has performed with everyone from Rod Stewart to Jefferson Starship. It's not surprising, then, that Sears put together an all-star cast of artists - including John Lee Hooker, Jorma Kaukonen, The Band's Levon Helm, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Steve Kimock, and countless others - to support him on this studio effort The Long Haul. Throughout the disc, Sears mixes raw roadhouse blues with laid-back, folk-rock selections that flow together wonderfully.

 

New Releases

WMWS (Wyatt McRae Windo & Sinclair)/One Night Stand ....import CD $22.95

WMWS (Wyatt McRae Windo & Sinclair)/One Night Stand ....import CD $22.95

WMWM were a short-lived English group formed in Spring 1973 by Robert Wyatt, Dave MacRae, Gary Windo and Ron Mathewson (the band's name being the initials of its member), which played only a handful of gigs, of totally improvised music.  For one concert in April 14th, 1973, Mathewson wasn't available and Richard Sinclair was asked to stand in for the bass player - this concert was recorded on cassette and eventually released officially in 2015 with the band name becoming WMWS.

Hugh Hopper/Volume 7: Soft Boundaries ....import CD $17.99

Hugh Hopper/Volume 7: Soft Boundaries ....import CD $17.99

This ten part series was compiled by the late Michael King, a Canadian Hugh Hopper Scholar. He wrote: "My first encounter with the music of Hugh Colin Hopper backdates to the summer of 1976.  While visiting a friend I was intentionally played a record titled Volume Two from a British rock group about whom I knew little, The Soft Machine. The experience was staggering and prompted a radical reappraisal for the conventions I had been conditioned to accept as 'Progressive.' Once smitten I undertook to follow and purchase a spate of seriously inventive record albums that Hugh Hopper released and appeared on, namely; Hoppertunity Box, Rogue Element, Soft Heap, Cruel But Fair and Two Rainbows Daily. Throughout these works I found Hugh's textural bass guitar by turns anchored and animated the music with ample good taste. Here was a rarefied musician who avoided overplaying his instrument in favor of approaches reflecting his personal musical Zen."  Track Listing: Slightly All the Time (Mike Ratledge), The Lonely Sea and the Sky (Hopper), Spanish Knee (Hopper), Slightly All The Time (Mike Ratledge).

Hugh Hopper/Volume 8: Bass on Top ....import CD $17.99

Hugh Hopper/Volume 8: Bass on Top ....import CD $17.99

This acclaimed 10 volume set of unreleased recordings by the legendary Hugh Hopper, bass player with Soft Machine and so much more, was curated by Canadian Hopperologist Mike King, who sadly died during the production of the series. Improvised studio session with pianist Slava Ganelin & drummer Aahron Kaminsky, Israel 2007.

Mick Abrahams & Guests/Revived! ....import CD $17.99

Mick Abrahams & Guests/Revived! ....import CD $17.99

Over the years Mick Abrahams has recorded a number of solo albums, steeped in the delta blues DNA that had mystically been passed down to him by Robert Johnson.  Mick is 71 now, and not in the best of health, but he still has the heart of a bluesman and the remarkable musicianship on this gem of an album pays testament to that.  And now he has made what is possibly the strongest album of his career. This time he is accompanied by a whole slew of special guests including Martin Barre his successor in Jethro Tull, legendary singer Paul Jones, Elliott Randall, Steely Dan's one-time guitarist, Jim Rodford drummer from The Kinks, Bernie Marsden the guitarist from Whitesnake, and Bill Wyman the best bass player The Rolling Stones ever had.

Third Ear Band/National Balkan Ensemble (Necromancers of the Drifting West) ....import CD $17.99

Third Ear Band/National Balkan Ensemble ....import CD $17.99

Third Ear Band were a British psychedelic folk band that evolved within the London alternative and free-music scene of the mid-1960s.  Members came from The Giant Sun Trolley and The People Band to create an improvised music drawing on Eastern raga forms, European folk, experimental and medieval influences. They recorded their first session in 1968 for Ron Geesin which was released under the pseudonym of The National-Balkan Ensemble on one side of a Standard Music Library disc.

Pete Sears/Millenium ....import CD $17.99

Pete Sears/Millenium ....import CD $17.99

In the middle of a career which had seen him play with everyone from Rod Stewart to Jefferson Airplane, this multi instrumentalist continued his lifetime habit of doing what everyone least expected with the release of what he himself describes as "an avant garde piano album" in 2000. Great stuff!

 


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Steve Hillage/Madison Square Garden 1977 ....CD $16.99
Steve Hillage/Madison Square Garden 1977 ....vinyl LP $29.99

Steve Hillage/Madison Square Garden 1977 ....CD $16.99

A brilliant, vintage live performance from Gong guitar guru and one of the most innovative guitarists of his era, Steve Hillage!  Crystal clear soundboard recording that captures Hillage at the height of his powers with performances from his second solo album including a psychedelic cover of Donovan's "Hurdy Gurdy Man" plus the epic length "Hurdy Gurdy Glissando," "Lunar Musick Suite" and more!   Superb bonus studio tracks feature exclusive versions of Hillage's recent recording collaborations with keyboardist Rick Wakeman and world renowned actor William Shatner!   Available on CD in a mini-LP sleeve!

Nik Turner/Space Fusion Odyssey ....CD $15.99

Nik Turner/Space Fusion Odyssey ....CD $15.99

Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner returns with his most ambitious, musically adventurous album to date, all new recordings that blend jazz, fusion, space rock, and psych into a cacophonous orgasm of interstellar ecstasy!  Joining Turner on this wild ride are some of the most gifted and groundbreaking musicians of his generation such as legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham, Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger, Steve Hillage of Gong, Soft Machine's John Etheridge, Amon Duul II founder John Weinzierl and many more!  The CD comes packaged in a special mini-LP gatefold with a 12-panel poster!  Not only will Turner's biographical account of Hawkwind's early years The Spirit Of Hawkwind 1969-1976 be published in October but also he will be launching a major US tour this fall in support of the album!

 

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Saga/The Beginner's Guide to Throwing Shapes ....CD $14.99

Saga/The Beginner's Guide to Throwing Shapes ....CD $14.99

earMUSIC reissues an excellent album series by Saga, covering all studio albums from 1989 - 2007. The release of all albums spans 12 months in total. All twelve albums are enhanced by exclusive bonus tracks, newly recorded at Fabrik, Hamburg in April 2015 - of course they've never been released before. The cover artwork is mostly kept original but with a modern touch. The booklets include loads of original fan material, photos, press pictures and more. Additionally, the founding band members of Saga have their say on each album.  The individual liner notes grant quite personal introductions and insights to their work back in the days.  "The Beginner's Guide to Throwing Shapes," originally released in 1989, marks the first release of earMUSIC's reissue series and has been considered as a highly underrated jewel by many. It's time to rediscover this hidden gem. Following the preceding "Wildest Dreams," "The Beginner's Guide to Throwing Shapes" features straight steps to a more progressive hard rock sound, without losing the trademark sound of Saga.  Michael Sadler (vocals, keyboards) and the two Crichton brothers - Jim Crichton (bass, synth) and Ian Crichton (guitars, synth) - were the power trio at the time after Jim Gilmour and Steve Negus had left the band a couple years before. They skillfully add the right ingredients to the album.

Saga/The Security of Illusion ....CD $14.99

Saga/The Security of Illusion ....CD $14.99

The ninth studio album "The Security of Illusion" was originally released in1993 and marks the return of Jim Gilmour (keyboards) and Steve Negus (drums), who both had left the band in 1986. This new reunion definitely sparked new creativity into the band. While still sticking to their guns, the album features a slightly more progressive, slightly harder sound that awakens vivid memories of their early '80s period. Fans praise "The Security of Illusion" as a truly appropriate comeback of the original lineup. With "Mind Over Matter" or "Stand Up," the album features the Canadians' rocky side but doesn't neglect a soft touch with the tender ballad "Alone Again Tonight" or "Voila!," which is a nice classically-influenced instrumental.

Manfred Mann/Lone Arranger ....CD $15.99
Manfred Mann/Lone Arranger [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD $18.99

Manfred Mann/Lone Arranger ....CD $15.99

Innovative musician Manfred Mann has continually experimented with other artists' music over the last 60 years, and this new album takes his interpretations to new levels. On his second solo album, Lone Arranger, he uses his talents to provide different takes on well-known anthems of modern rock and pop, such as 'Light My Fire,' 'We Will Rock You' and 'Nothing Compares To You' as well as using other people's samples of his own tracks: Kanye West sampled 'You Are - I Am' on his track 'So Appalled' and in return Manfred has completely rearranged and changed the track which now appears as 'Hands in the Air'. He has also improvised and played over the tracks by The Prodigy and Disco Boys, adding to them.  By his own admission, Manfred has recorded hugely familiar songs as a challenge.  He says "I chose the songs deliberately as a challenge to alter these tunes and to change elements freely, leaving sections out because the listener's mind fills in the missing bits."

 

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Deep Purple/From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) ....triple CD $20.99
Deep Purple/From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) ....Blu-Ray $22.99

Deep Purple/From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) ....triple CD $20.99

Wacken Open Air quickly grew its reputation as the most important metal festival in continental Europe. A peaceful gathering of metal fans coming from all over the world. Long hair, leather clothes, mud and a lot of fun for what seems to be the closest music to resemble the spirit of festivals in the early seventies.  They often say that there is no headliner at Wacken: the festival itself is the headliner.  This is the exact feeling that Purple had when walking onstage.  If an indoor show can be based on a production that is safely rehearsed and set up to the maximum precision... there is never the guarantee that a festival performance will be free from technical issues or any kind of unexpected event. Which in other words means: tension is always at the top!  If only Purple knew about the level of love and welcoming they were about to receive and how much their album has been loved by the metal audience in front of them... still, the band felt the "pressure" to introduce themselves to the 90.000 metal fans at Wacken.   For the first time in many years, Deep Purple felt they had to conquer an audience as it happened to them in the beginning of their career.  The result is a unique concert: Deep Purple performing with a raw energy, throwing away all their usual stage routine (and sometime arrangements).  The show is a blast from the first note to the last and grows song after song, supported by the audience's impressive presence.   During this concert, Deep Purple left their "safe zone." That is why this concert is the one that represents a feeling of improvisation and electricity similar to the band's classic years - more than many other live releases by the band.  The show has been filmed by 9 HD cameras and it is also available in 3D on the Blu-ray version (the first time for Deep Purple). The audio has been mixed in Hamburg, Germany by Eike Freese and Alex Dietz (Heaven Shall Burn) with the supervision of Roger Glover.

Deep Purple/... To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) ....triple CD $20.99
Deep Purple/... To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) ....Blu-Ray $22.99

Deep Purple/... To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) ....triple CD $20.99

If Wacken shows Deep Purple's performance in front of a huge rock audience, playing as if they had to leave all their habits behind, the Tokyo show is presenting Deep Purple completely at ease with their history and themselves.  On the very same venue where the band has written rock history with the album "Made In Japan," Deep Purple went on stage without nostalgia and with the attitude of a band that is physically led by the music, making playing a perfect show look as the most natural thing one could do.   Song after song, Purple play a flawless show going back and forth in time.   Deep Purple's many sides are at their best here: the energy but also the groove, the great solo moments by Don Airey and Steve Morse. The soft sides and their energetic heavy counterparts. Filmed by 12 HD cameras and recorded by a top mobile studio, the show offers one of the most magical performances of the NOW What?! tour.  Every member of the band is in fantastic form, the band being strong from a full tour together, and the performance seems to be driving the band through the song like if audience and band were suspended in time.

 

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Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown/The Devil to Pay ....CD $15.99

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown/The Devil to Pay ....CD $15.99

Real music is hard to find.  If you've ever felt suffocated in the age of fakery and hype, then Savoy Brown's latest album The Devil To Pay is a blast furnace / breath of fresh air. Driven by classic blues and age-old human truths - but dragged into contemporary relevance by stinging musicianship and modern savvy -"legendary guitar player" Kim Simmonds' new songs have arrived when we need them most. "In many ways," considers this "the best album I've ever done. It's fresh and new, and belongs to the twenty-first century."  The Devil to Pay, Simmonds' 45th album release, brings that passion thrillingly. Savoy Brown's 50th year as pack-leaders of the British blues scene - The Devil To Pay was born during a white-knuckle burst of inspiration. "We recorded the album in April 2015 at SubCat Studios in Syracuse, New York," reflects Kim. "I record very fast, within two or three days, and most of the work is done in a single day."  "All the work is done in the months before going into the studio. The songwriting, getting the focus right, the rehearsals, the practice, playing the material live. The Devil To Pay represents years of wood shedding in Kim's White Cottage Studio, usually at o'dark thirty in the morning.  A half-century in the making, Kim Simmonds' career has led him all over the world, but every move he's made has always been underpinned by his deep love of the blues. Now, in 2015, The Devil To Pay brings that passion thrillingly to the fore, on a release that salutes the past and strides into the future. "Do I have anything left to prove?" considers Kim. "Perhaps not to other people, but to myself, yes. There's always, inside of you, a song not written or a new guitar lick waiting to come out. I still have the drive I had when was I was young, and that keeps the dream going."

John Zorn/Inferno ....CD $17.99

John Zorn/Inferno ....CD $17.99

The third CD from Zorn's most extreme new ensemble is inspired by the work of Swedish playwright, poet, painter, philosopher, alchemist, occultist and novelist August Strindberg, whose dark brooding visions were a precursor to expressionism and surrealism, influencing artists such as Antonin Artaud and Ingmar Bergman. Inferno presents a variety of compositions touching upon metal, jazz, minimalism, atonality, ambient and more, all strung together with Zornian logic and intensity. Breaking new ground in the world of musical madness, Simulacrum is one of the most unusual and powerful organ trios ever created.

John Schott/Actual Trio ....CD $14.99

John Schott/Actual Trio ....CD $14.99

A veteran of Junk Genius with Ben Goldberg, T.J. Kirk with Charlie Hunter as well as varied projects with Tom Waits, John Zorn and many others, John Schott is one of the most dynamic guitarists out of the Bay Area. For his third CD on Tzadik he presents an exciting guitar trio with two of his closest musical associates. Beautiful compositions, spare and lean and fabulous telepathic improvising makes this one of John's best CDs to date.

Vly/I [Time] ....CD $15.99

Vly/I [Time] ....CD $15.99

Vly began as strangers sending 1s and 0s across the Atlantic. I/[Time] makes good on the futuristic dreams of the late 1990s when promises of international recording sessions via the internet excited incredulous musicians. Now that it's a reality the method may be less glamorously sci-fi than one had hoped; still, they get the job done. The background of the members reads like a "who's Who" of progressive music. Both guitarist Karl Demata and bassist Chris Heilmann were former members of the British post rock band Crippled Black Phoenix. Vocalist Keityh Gladysz is a member of the NY based Diet Kong. Keyboardist Elisa Montaldo is the driving force behind the Italian retro-prog band Il Tempio delle Clessidre. Drummer Mattias Olsson is the former drummer of Anglagard - one of the most iconic prog rock bands in history. The sound of Vly hits upon elements of progressive rock, classic rock, folk, early-Floydian psychedelia, intimate pop melodies, massive walls of epic guitar riffage, post-classical, post-rock and electronic music. It's the diverse background of the members that lead to the breadth of their sound.

Magenta/Songs for the Dead ....CD $14.99

Magenta/Songs for the Dead ....CD $14.99

The brand new album from Norwegian band Magenta, a masterpiece of dark and savage beauty!  Magenta was founded by Anders Odden of Satyricon and Songs for the Dead, the band's Stateside debut album, features guest appearances by Ministry's Al Jourgensen and Apoptygma Berzerk!

Melted Space/The Great Lie ....CD $15.99

Melted Space/The Great Lie ....CD $15.99

Melted Space is the creation of classically trained French composer Pierre le Pape. The new album, The Great Lie, features an array of prestigious and unexpected singers, joined by seven talented guest musicians and The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra. Melted Space stands as the first French metal opera boasting the air of a huge choral fresco uniting musicians and singers from the international metal scene including Ayreon's Arjen Lucassen. Powerful metal meets the refined essence of movie soundtrack-style movements.

 

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John Metcalfe/The Appearance of Colour ....CD $14.99

John Metcalfe/The Appearance of Colour ....CD $14.99

Composer, producer, classical violist, guitarist, and arranger to numerous A-list pop stars, John Metcalfe has always been a name worth seeking out. Even when working on the background as an arranger - for the likes of Blur, Colplay, The Cranberries and The Pretenders - or co-producing Peter Gabriel albums (Scratch My Back, New Blood), Metcalfe's contributions are distinctive. His ear for timbre and his instinct for musical drama make him an extraordinary collaborator, empathetic, but never assuming. The appearance of Colour unites the disparate strands of Metcalfe's musical life with repeated string motifs evoking the work of Steve Reich, moments of affecting solo piano and elements of drum and bass and of chamber music. Single-note guitar lines influenced by Metcalfe's time in Durutti Coumn are a prominent feature. Tunes mutate effortlessly from introspective fragmentation to calm landcapes of sonorous noise; from rhythmic strings to expansive anthems. They share some of the programed perfection typical to contemporary electronica, yet there's a 'played' feel that animates the tracks - a sense of the musicians giving everything they've got in the first take.

 

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Randy Brecker/RandyPOP! ....CD $14.99

Randy Brecker/RandyPOP! ....CD $14.99

Just in time for Randy Brecker's 70th birthday! Brand new release - newly mixed, edited and mastered vignettes of Randy Brecker in the days when he was a studio musician.   Guest artists include: Kenny Werner, Amanda Brecker, David Sanchez, Adam Rogers, John Patitucci, Nate Smith.

Stratovarius/Eternal ....CD $14.99

Stratovarius/Eternal ....CD $14.99

The Finnish (and in part Swedish) band is universally known for having re-defined the genre by combining the tradition of classic and symphonic metal, with influences of bands like Rainbow and early Helloween.  Stratovarius brought it to the extreme with a fast, distinctive sound, that has influenced hundreds of bands in all these years of their career.  Led by Timo Kotipelto (vocals) and Jens Johansson (keyboards), those two are one of the key ingredients of all the big Stratovarius albums in the last 31 years.   Stratovarius has survived a publicly debated acrimonious split. Four albums later with a superior line up, Stratovarius are one of the most influential metal bands in the world and stronger than ever.  The eagerly-awaited new album by Stratovarius is a granitic piece of work in their best traditional way.  If the previous studio work "Nemesis" was occasionally flirting with pop choruses and experimental sounds, "Eternal" is a long ride through the purest symphonic speed metal.  Its the fourth album for the extraordinary Matias Kupiainen as producer, song-writer and guitar player, who is now an established force of nature for the band. "Eternal" is an album with ten songs, which are a real "statement of intent."  The reason for the brilliancy of this album is the virtuoso contrast of Jens Johansson's unpredictable keyboard solos (possibly one of the best keyboard players in the history of metal music) and Matias' solos to enlight the melodic vocals of Timo Kotipelto. This carriage and pair has to be second to no one in metal.  "Eternal" is the fourth studio album by the Finnish symphonic metal originators for the earMUSIC label. Kotipelto and Johansson proudly carry the torch of the glorious Stratovarius tradition, but now, many fans of the band consider the current line-up as "classic Stratovarius." The new album "Eternal" has been the longest album in the making for the band. A masterpiece of majestic virtuoso metal: epic, fast and powerful. 100% metal, as if Stratovarius wanted to demand their undisputed leadership in this genre.

 

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Available Now

Todd Rudgren's Utopia/Live at the Fox 1973 ....CD $12.99

Todd Rudgren's Utopia/Live at the Fox 1973 ....CD $12.99

Todd hits the stage... and the BOOM... playing in front of an electrified audience, in full band ensemble, Todd Rundgren's Utopia. Some claim to have never been the same after that evening in Atlanta.  Exactly what transpired that night at the Fox in November of 1973 could be debated for centuries. This recording captures Todd Rundgren's Utopia set in precise sound and a stunning performance. Todd spins us through a series of aural and spiritual fantasies, beginning with the opening song (Utopia Theme) the rest is just Heaven. From "Open My Eyes" the incredible Nazz tune that was way ahead of it's time, "Don't You Ever Learn" and "The Last Ride" sent Atlantan's scurrying to the record stores to find the album in which these songs were on, except it wasn't released yet! Fans that attended the show claim Todd had them singing the songs all the way home from the concert that night. Now you have the opportunity sing-along with all the songs in the comfort of your home.  RockBeat re-masters it to it's finest people! All lovers of music take a listen... This is absolutely essential!

Steve Roach/Etheric Imprints ....CD $15.99

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Steve Roach dives further into the deep end of introspective electronic/ambient music. These four long form-pieces bring into form a contained sense of stillness and reflection: a view into the molecules of emotion and ehnanced perception. The moody, melodic title track was created with a highly processed electric grand piano; Roach profoundly shapes and molds musical space and tone in his hands. Etheric Imprints can be called 'elegant minimalism.'

Joel Harrison/Spirit House ....CD $14.99

Joel Harrison/Spirit House ....CD $14.99

A broad-thinking musician with a prolific and extensive back catalog of releases - from duo and chamber to big band formats, from West African to North Indian collaborations - renowned guitarist and composer Joel Harrison now turns his attention to a quintet recording featuring the intriguing front line of trumpet (Cuong Vu) and bassoon (Paul Hanson). Completed by NYC bassist Kermit Driscoll (bass) and the influential eminence of drummer Brian Blade, Harrison has created a genuine improvisers' record with a conceptual focus very much on the intuitive skills of these specific players.  Here, the instrumental line-up frequently deceives, such is the multiplicity of blends, textures and atmospheres achieved. The coupling of trumpet and bassoon, with astutely saturated guitar voicings, creates a remarkably effective 'horn section.'

 

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John Zorn/The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons ....CD $17.99

John Zorn/The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons ....CD $17.99

The True Discoveries of Witches and Demons is the second release by Zorn's heavy new organ trio of John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski.  Described as Tony Williams' Lifetime on steroids, here they are joined by special guests Marc Ribot and Trevor Dunn to make the music even heavier and more intense. This is white hot, mind bending music filled with heavy riffs, fiery solos and improvisational madness. Three generations of musical explorers come together to rip your mind to shreds in the second installment from Zorn's heaviest new ensemble Simulacrum..

John Zorn Forro Zinho/Forro in the Dark Plays Zorn ....CD $15.99

John Zorn Forro Zinho/Forro in the Dark Plays Zorn ....CD $15.99

There has never been a Zorn CD like this one! One of the most exciting bands to come out of the wild late night Nublu scene in the East Village, Forro in the Dark combines the driving dance rhythms of Forro from Northeastern Brazil with rock, jazz, reggae, folk and country. Together since 2002, they are based in New York and have collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cibo Matto. Here they take on some of Zorn's most lyrical and grooving compositions to create a charming CD of Brazilian-tinged dance music. Endlessly listenable, this is a CD filled with catchy hooks, burning solos, driving rhythms and infectious Zorn melodies, new and old. Produced by Jesse Harris and featuring Brazilian legend Marcos Valle as a special guest, this is music that you will return to again and again.

Saga/Best of - Now & Then - The Collection ....double CD $16.99

Saga/Best of - Now & Then - The Collection ....double CD $16.99

A few bands have combined hard rock, progressive rock and pop with the elegance and style of Canadian's Saga.  Their sound fuses: prominent guitar riffs, often in harmony with a synthesizer, and complex keyboard arrangements.  Since Saga's foundation in 1977, the band has toured the globe various times, won many awards and has sold over 8 million albums worldwide. It is about time for an all-embracing collection of Saga's incredible music treasures. "Best Of - Now & Then - The Collection" combines 21 progressive anthems - one song from each of the band's 21 studio albums - and thus is the first Saga collection to range from 1987 to infinity. Neither Top 30 hits like "On The Loose" nor the phenomenal "You're Not Alone" are missing from this up to date compilation which is rounded off with current, soon to be classics like "Anywhere You Wanna Go" and "I'll Be."  The selection of Saga's best and most representative songs demonstrates the timelessness of the band's accomplishments for progressive rock.

Quicksilver Messenger Service/New Year's Eve 1967 ....CD $14.99

Quicksilver Messenger Service/New Year's Eve 1967 ....CD $14.99

A superb concert album from legendary Bay Area psych rock band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, recorded live at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco - December 31st, 1967!   Classic line-up featuring the twin guitar attack of Gary Duncan and John Cipollina tearing through the band's best songs including "Pride Of Man," "Gold & Silver," and "Dino's Song" PLUS blues classics "Who Do You Love?," "Mona" and more!

Canned Heat/Illinois Blues 1973 ....CD $14.99

Canned Heat/Illinois Blues 1973 ....CD $14.99

The Heat get down and dirty in Illinois on this vintage live album recorded in support of the group's 9th studio album, the 1973 classic The New Age!  CH stalwarts Bob Hite, Henry Vestine, and Fito de la Parra are joined by Bob's younger brother Richard on bass, guitarist James Shane, and keyboardist Ed Beyer for smokin' hot versions of blues classics "Shake, Rattle And Roll," "So Long Wrong," "Goodbye For Now" and more!

Canned Heat/Songs from the Road ....CD + DVD $17.99

Canned Heat/Songs from the Road ....CD + DVD $17.99

Canned Heat is an American blues/boogie rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1965.  The current line up of Canned Heat has no members of the band's original line up from 1965; however, it includes three members from the band's 'classic' line-up, those being de la Parra, Taylor, and Mandel. Each of these three members also played with the band at Woodstock.

Agusa/Agusa 2 ....CD $15.99

Agusa/Agusa 2 ....CD $15.99

With alomost forty minutes of new material, Agusa delivers a wide array of seamlessly-executed, organic rock on the aptly titled Agusa 2. The band's tranquil outbut blends tripped-out psychedelic and progressive rock structures. Two epic length tracks are inspired by more folk than occult influences, instilling vision so nature, the cosmos, and dreamlike passages, meandering into realms of a possibly supernatural or parallel existence. While not a fully instrumental recording, backing vocal mantras only seep in through purposeful cracks in the construction of these immense movements, adding an even more spacious feeling to the overall flow of the album.

Spiro with Adrian Utley/The Vapourer ....EP CD $7.99

Spiro with Adrian Utley/The Vapourer ....EP CD $7.99

For those familiar with Spiro's modernist take on generations-old English tunes, this 2013 EP (previously digital-only) presents something a bit different. With tracks recorded by Portishead's Adrian Utley - two arranged for Moog synthesizers and three live recordings - this mini-album spotlights the unique UK quartet's approach to music making.   Moog arrangemetns of 'We Will Be Absorbed' and 'The Vapourer' evoke an ethereal place where Bach meets Kraftwerk meets Sci-Fi.  Intriguingly strange yet reassuringly familiar, the retro synth treatment renforces both the underlying classical principles of the compositions, and the rhythmic, hypnotic shimmer of repetition that marks the band's interest in systems and dance music.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Some of Shelly's Blues ....CD $15.99

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/Some of Shelly's Blues ....CD $15.99

1974 performance in Nashville. One of the few bands to have success on both the rock and pop as well as the country charts, The Nitty Gritty Dirt band has had hit records in five different decades and has lasted longer than virtually any other country-based rock group of their era. This radio broadcast contains the very first hits!






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


Gary

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# 663

August 10, 2015



Hi, folks,

Today's newsletter has the latest new and future general import and domestic releases. If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections. And don't forget to check out the Anonymous & BB Collections! http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm .



Let's start with future releases which you'll find at http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/domestic/preorder.htm .



CD Box Sets

Allman Brothers Band - 5 Classic Albums [Import] 5PC CD $47.95

ART BEARS - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $149.95
3 titles + PROMO BOX (Hopes And Fears BOX)
Titles: Hopes And Fears +4, Winter Songs +2, The World As It Is Today +3

Banks, Tony - Chord Too Far 4PC CD $47.95

SYD BARRETT - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $119.95
3 titles + PROMO BOX (Madcap Laughs BOX)
2015 Remaster, many bonus tracks
Titles: The Madcap Laughs +1 (20 tracks), Barrett +2 (21 tracks), Opel +3 (23 tracks)

Bowie, David - Five Years 1969-1973 Boxed Set, 12PC CD $139.98

HOLGER CZUKAY - MINI LP CD $119.95
3 titles + PROMO BOX (On The Way To The Peak Of Normal Box) + 3 badges
Titles: On The Way To The Peak Of Normal, Der Osten Ist Rot + Rome Remains Rome, 11 Years Innerspace

Davis, Miles - 5 Original Albums [Import] 5PC CD $31.95

Faces - 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance Sing or Anything Boxed Set, 4PC CD $49.98

BRYAN FERRY #1 - PLATINUM SHM MINI LP CD $259.95
6 titles + PROMO BOX (Bride Stripped Bare (slipcase) box)
Titles: These Foolish Things, Another Time Another Place, Let’s Stick Together, In Your Mind, Bride Stripped Bare, Boys And Girls

BRYAN FERRY #2 - STANDARD SHM MINI LP CD $219.95
6 titles + PROMO BOX (Bride Stripped Bare (slipcase) box)
Titles: These Foolish Things, Another Time Another Place, Let’s Stick Together, In Your Mind, Bride Stripped Bare, Boys And Girls

BRYAN FERRY #3 - SACD SHM MINI LP CD $319.95
6 titles + PROMO BOX (Bride Stripped Bare (slipcase) box)
+For SACD Set Buyer Only! 1 more additional BOX (DISK UNION WOODEN BOX)
Titles: These Foolish Things, Another Time Another Place, Let’s Stick Together, In Your Mind, Bride Stripped Bare, Boys And Girls

FRED FRITH - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $139.95
3 titles + PROMO BOX
Titles: Gravity, Speechless, Cheap At Half The Price

GONG - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $229.95
6 titles + PROMO BOX (Gazeuse! Box)
Titles: Angel’s Egg +3, You +1, Shamal, Gazeuse!, Gong Live (2CD), Expresso II

STEVE HACKETT - SHM-CD mini lp cd $84.95
2 titles + PROMO SLIPCASE COVER
Titles: Wolflight, To Watch The Storms

HAWKWIND - HQCD MINI LP CD $239.95
5 titles + PROMO BOX (In Search Of Space BOX) +2 badges
Titles: Hawkwind +2, In Search Of Space +3, Doremi Fasol Latido +4, Space Ritual +3, Hall Of The Mountain Grill +2

HENRY COW - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $229.95
5 titles + PROMO BOX (LedEnd Box)
Titles: LegEnd, Unrest, In Praise Of Learning, Concerts (2CD), Western Culture

Kooper, Al - Original Album Classics [Import] CD $36.95

Lateef, Yusef - Complete Recordings 1957-1959 4PC CD $18.98
Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator, Yusef Lateef was without doubt one of the most adventurous jazz musicians in the history of the genre and a man way ahead of his time. This box set demonstrates clearly the ambition and complex musical mind of Yusef Lateef serving as it does to immortalise the unique talent of a pioneer of what we have come to know as World Music.

Lateef, Yusef - Complete Recordings 1959-1962 4PC CD $18.98
This four disc collection contains all eight albums recorded by Yusef Lateef as bandleader between the years 1959-1962, documenting as it does the period considered by cognoscenti and enthusiasts alike to be the defining era of this master musician's career. Capturing all at once the form, skill and genius that was Yusef Lateef, this boxed-set serves as unique testimony to a truly visionary artist.

PHIL MANZANERA - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $189.95
5 titles + PROMO BOX (Diamond Head BOX)
Titles: The Sound Of Blue, Diamond Head +2, Listen Now +3, K-Scope +3, Primitive Guitars +2

MISSING PERSONS - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $119.99
3 titles + PROMO BOX (Spring Session M box)
Titles: Spring Session M +3, Rhyme & Reason +1, Color In Your Life +2

Morse, Neal - Morsefest 2014 6PC CD $36.98

Nesmith, Michael - Original Album Classics [Import] CD $36.95

Phillips, Anthony - Private Parts & Pieces I-Iv: 5CD Deluxe Clamshell [Import] CD $59.95
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a 5CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums From Genesis To Revelation and Trespass. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst continuing to compose and record in his home studio. He marked his return to the commercial music scene with the release of his debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost in 1977 and continued to create a large and diverse output as a recording artist on albums such as Wise After The Event, Sides, Slow Dance, 1984 and Field Day. Alongside these releases Anthony is known for the successful series of the Private Parts & Pieces albums. Beginning in 1978 the first four volumes featured an extensive range of music recorded by Ant for various projects (going as far back as 1972) and came to be regarded by fans as essential collections of his wide and diverse compositional work. Now, Anthony Phillips and Jonathan Dann have compiled this 5 disc deluxe set, which gathers together the first four Private Parts & Pieces albums (with a total of 18 bonus tracks), along with an additional 18-track CD of previously unreleased material. Private Parts & Pieces I - IV is the definitive statement on these classic albums. The set includes a lavish booklet with an essay by Jonathan Dann and fully restores the artwork of the original vinyl releases.

Rainbow - Down to Earth Tour 1979 3PC CD $39.98
A deluxe 3CD box set of never before released vintage live performances capturing Ritchie Blackmore s hugely influential band on tour in support of their stellar Down To Earth album! Down To Earth was the band s breakthrough commercial success featuring new vocalist Graham Bonnet on such classic rock staples as Since You Been Gone, All Night Long and more! Each performance is packaged in it's own individual CD mini LP jacket with separate sleeves and housed with a 28-page color booklet in a gorgeous black velvet lined box with more great, era-appropriate extras including a metal bottle opener/key chain, embroidered fabric patch, 1 color button, and guitar pick!

Rich, Buddy - Complete Buddy Rich: 1946-1956 5PC CD $19.98
This 5 CD set contains the entire remastered recorded works of Buddy Rich from his initial sessions with Lester Young through to the mid-1950s, where he began to establish his position as a true jazz legend. Over the course of these 10 albums the pure natural talent of Rich is undeniable, and it becomes easy to see why his skill as a musician has seldom been matched since.

Rich, Buddy - Complete Buddy Rich: 1957-1962 5PC CD $19.98
By the late 1950s, Buddy Rich was already an established figure in the world of jazz. Often credited as one of the finest drummers in the world due to his virtuoso technique, power, groove and speed, by 1957 Rich had a considerable number of critically and publically renowned albums to his name, recorded as sideman to some of the most highly-regarded musicians of the era as well as bandleader.

Schulze, Klaus - La Vie Electronique 16   5PC CD $26.98
The time has finally come. With "La Vie Electronique Vol. 16" we have reached the final volume of our grand series. LVE 16 will be released in a digistack with 5 firmly filled CDs and a total of 385 minutes of Klaus Schulze. "Vol. 16" is not a "Best of..." Album but also not a "The Rest of..." as the material is extremely remarkable.

Simon, Paul - Original Album Classics [Import] CD $36.95

Styx - 5 Classic Albums [Import] 5PC CD $47.95

Tangerine Dream - Official Bootleg Series 1 [Import] 4PC CD $54.95
Esoteric Recordings' REACTIVE label is proud to announce the release of the first volume of an official bootleg series by the legendary TANGERINE DREAM. Formed in Berlin in September 1967 by Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream are simply one of the most important groups to have emerged on the German music scene of the late 1960s / early 1970s. Always guided by the genius of Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream developed a sound based on the use of synthesisers and keyboards, first revealed on their marvellous "Alpha Centuari" album in 1971. In Britain, John Peel soon began to promote the band on his influential radio show which ultimately led to Tangerine Dream becoming one of the first acts to sign to Richard Branson's newly established Virgin label in 1973. Tangerine Dream's music would influence a whole host of musicians who followed in their wake, such as Julian Cope. Featuring recordings made at Reims Cathedral, France in December 1974 and at the Mozarthalle, Mannheim, West Germany in October 1976, this 4 CD set (with over four hours of music) has been compiled with the official approval of Tangerine Dream and features two concerts that were voted as some of the finest bootlegs in existence in a recent poll of fans. The concert at Reims Cathedral has gone down in Tangerine Dream history as a legendary event. The music performed by Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Peter Baumann was exemplary, although the circumstances surrounding the staging of the concert led to a ban on further performances in Cathedrals by The Vatican. The concert at the Mozarthalle in Mannheim is another fine example of the excellence of this incarnation of Tangerine Dream on stage. This official 4CD clamshell boxed set has been re-mastered from the best available sources and includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay.

ROBIN TROWER - SHM-CD MINI LP CD $209.95
5 titles + PROMO BOX (LIVE! Box)
Titles: Twice Removed From Yesterday +1, Bridge Of Sighs +1, For Earth Below, Live!, Long Misty Days +2



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3 - Live in Boston 1988 2PC CD $18.95
The short lived 80s offshoot band 3, features a slight variation in the ELP timeline - when Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer teamed up with singer / guitarist Robert Berry. Live in Boston captures a complete recording of the band in the perfect live setting, a small club in the Paradise Theater. Three musical geniuses, amazing sound quality, instant classic.

Anderson Ponty Band - Better Late Than Never CD + DVD $16.98
CD with Bonus DVD. Music icons Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty have combined their musical talents to form a new supergroup - The Anderson Ponty Band! YES's original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean-Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled. The double disc Digipak includes the 14 track audio CD, a hour long 10 song performance DVD (including artist interviews) and a 20 Page Booklet.

Betts, Dickey & Great Southern - Bottom Line 1977 [Import] CD $24.95

Blackmore's Night - All Our Yesterdays CD $15.98
Blackmore's Night - All Our Yesterdays    CD + DVD $17.98

Blue Oyster Cult - Bad Channels - O.S.T. CD $9.98

Blue Oyster Cult - Forbidden Delights CD $15.98
This Blue Oyster Cult live radio broadcast, from Sherman Oaks' 1,000-capacity Reseda Country Club, was sponsored by Los Angeles' top hard rock FM station, KMET - aka 'The Mighty Met'. Although BOC had recently completed an extensive 60-plus date nationwide tour with Foghat, this one-off gig was without a support, and all tickets were given away free by the broadcasters.

Blunstone, Colin - Planes + Never Even Thought [Import] CD $21.95
Colin Blunstone made his name with the legendary 1960s band The Zombies, who are still active to this day. After leaving The Zombies, Colin embarked on a long and successful solo career, enjoying hits such as 'Say You Don't Mind' and 'I Don't Believe In Miracles'. Planes (1976) and Never Even Thought (1978) were recorded for Elton John's Rocket Records label and - amazingly - have never been released on CD. Both albums have been remastered from the original quarter-inch tapes.

Bowie, David - Aladdin Sane (2013 Remastered Version) CD $13.98
Bowie, David - Davie Bowie Remastered CD $13.98
Bowie, David - Hunky Dory Remastered CD $13.98
Bowie, David - Man Who Sold the World Remastered CD $13.98
Bowie, David - Pinups Remastered CD $13.98
Bowie, David - Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spider from Mars Remastered CD $18.98

Brand X - Live in San Francisco CD $18.95

Brecker, Randy - Randypop CD $14.98

Butterfield, Paul - Live 1970 CD $17.98
Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, harmonicist and badn leader Paul Butterfield was a pioneer of blues rock. Live 1970 features some of the saples of his career, 'Born Under a Bad Sign,' 'Love March,' 'Driftin and Driftin', this 2 CD set fills in the missing gap of a very important part in the evolution of his music.

Cairo - Cairo 2PC CD $17.98

Captain Beefheart - Live in Cowtown Kansas City 22nd April 1974 CD $18.95

Chicago - Kentucky Derby CD $15.98
Broadcast on 12th June 1974 near the tail end of the tour promoting their seventh album Chicago 7, arguably the group's most experimental studio effort, this was a most interesting time to experience the band onstage. A few short years before founding member and guitarist Terry Kath died from a gunshot wound, this broadcast recording documents a time when Chicago was near the peak of their powers.

Cohen, Leonard - Back in the Motherland CD $14.98
1988 was notable in the career of Leonard Cohen for a number of reasons. Not only was he was still reeling from the rejuvenation of his career in the US, but his own, second album of the decade was finally released. I'm Your Man was a collection of songs quite unlike anything Leonard had recorded previously.

Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Live in San Francisco 1971 CD $14.98

Coryell, Larry - Aurora Coryellis 3PC CD $28.98
One of the most respected and celebrated jazz fusion guitarists of his generation, Larry Coryell presents this captivating box set of unreleased live performances! Includes some of Coryell s best work as both a solo performer and with a full band as well as with his talented trio featuring award winning drummer Paul Wertico and bassist Jeff Chambers! Packaged in a deluxe box with 3 separate CD sleeves and a lavish full color booklet featuring extensive liner notes based on a new interview with Mr. Coryell himself!

Davies, Dave - Rippin Up New York City: Live at the City Winery CD $14.98

Davis, Miles - San Francisco 1970 CD $14.98
At the time of this performance, Davis had developed outstanding new material with his live band, much of it remaining exclusive to that line up of musicians. The double album release by this line up at the time, Live-Evil, contained some astounding music but was not representative of their live shows. Here we present Miles Davis' Thursday night set in his string of dates played with Grateful Dead

Durutti Column - Another Setting CD $17.98
Factory Benelux presents an expanded edition of Another Setting, the third studio album by cult Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column, originally issued in 1983. Another Setting was recorded at Strawberry Studio in Stockport with production by Chris Nagle, a favourite engineer of Martin Hannett. The 11 track album contains several acknowledged Durutti classics, notably haunting instrumental Prayer (burnished with cor anglais by Maunagh Fleming) and The Beggar, an unusually muscular vocal song and probably the closest Vini Reilly has edged to rock music. Elsewhere, Smile in the Crowd would be covered by Depeche Mode mainman Martin Gore on his 1989 solo project Counterfeit. Bonus tracks on FBN 30 CD include exemplary live versions of The Beggar and Bordeaux, plus non-album single I Get Along Without You Very Well, a Hoagy Carmichael cover sung by Lindsay Reade, the former wife of Factory foreman Tony Wilson. Also included are two tracks issued on a highly collectible Japan-only 7" single, Love Fading and For Noriko, as well as Piece for Out of Tune Grande Piano from an earlier EP on Factory Benelux, Deux Triangles. This extended remaster of Another Setting is packaged in a 6 panel digipack on white reverse board, restoring the original cover artwork by Mark Farrow with cover paintings by Jackie Williams.

Dylan, Bob - Finjan Club CD $15.98
On the evening of July 2nd, 1962 Jack Nissenson, then a member of a traditional folk group called Pharisees, took his British made reel-to-reel recorder along to the Finjan and taped Bob Dylan's performance, the result of which is now presented here.

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Live at Montreux 1997 2PC CD $16.98

Faust - Faust CD $16.98

Foxx, John - D.N.A. CD + DVD $20.95
Foxx, John - My Lost City CD $17.98
Foxx, John - New Kind of Man CD $17.98
Foxx, John & Robin Guthrie - Mirrorball CD $17.98

Foxx, John and the Maths - Analogue Circuit: Live at the Roundhouse With DVD, 3PC CD $31.95
2012 release. Recorded live at The Roundhouse in June 2010. The three-disc set features the first-ever live John Foxx DVD, plus a double album of the show, all in striking artwork by designer Jonathan Barnbrook. Analogue Circuit brings to life one of the most lavish and ambitious projects of the artist's career, filmed with multiple cameras at one of London's biggest and most distinctive venues. Rich, powerful analog synths; Robin Simon on guitar playing early Ultravox! Material; surreal VJ cut-ups and Barnbrook graphics; a film by I, Robot (2004) director Alex Proyas; a brilliant opening Metamatic section; songs from John Foxx and the Maths' Interplay (META 028CD/LP, 2011). All of this in a unique, one-off show. Extras include a photo gallery, Jonathan Barnbrook's films for Interplay, and an interview with Future Music just before the band went on stage.

Foxx, John and the Maths - Shape of Things CD $17.98
2012 release. The Shape of Things is a collaboration between John Foxx and electronic composer and synthesizer collector Benge (Ben Edwards). The latter is best known for his 2007 album Twenty Systems, which Brian Eno described as a brilliant contribution to the archeology of electronic music. The follow-up to their critically acclaimed Interplay album (META 028CD/LP, 2011), The Shape of Things was recorded and mixed at Benge's studio in London. Like Interplay, it's the sound of analog synthesizers and drum machines - and on one track feedbacking guitars played by John Foxx himself. There's a raw, experimental edge to much of the material on the album, which is linked together by a series of instrumentals. Although not overtly autobiographical, the tone of the songs is a lot more reflective and emotional than the duo's previous work. Many of the lyrics explore feelings of loss over opportunities and lovers missed - possible futures that remain unlived. Machines built decades before the album's creation conjure an atmospheric, rough-edged accompaniment for this set of feelings and atmospheres. It's both analog and forward-looking - echoes the past while remaining futuristic - a strange push and pull that mirrors the words perfectly. John Foxx formed Ultravox! In the '70s and has worked with a wide range of artists since including Brian Eno, Xeno & Oaklander, The Soft Moon, Krautrock producer Conny Plank, Paul Daley from Leftfield, Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie, and I, Robot (2004) director Alex Proyas. CD includes two bonus tracks featuring appearances from Matthew Dear and Tara Busch.

Gilmour David - Rattle That Lock CD $15.98
Gilmour David - Rattle That Lock (Deluxe Edition) With DVD, Boxed Set, Deluxe Edition, 2PC CD $34.98
Gilmour David - Rattle That Lock (Deluxe Edition) With Blu-Ray, Boxed Set, Deluxe Edition, 2PC CD $36.98

Greaves, John - Verlaine Gisant CD $21.95
John Greaves, founder of the legendary British group Henry Cow (alongside Fred Frith) has explored a variety of musical worlds through both collaborations and solo efforts. The singer and songwriter's most recent project has been setting texts by the poet Paul Verlaine. This release features a song cycle inspired by Les derniers jours de Paul Verlaine by Gustave Le Rouge with lyrics by Emmanuel Tungny. With disarming ease, Verlaine Gisant combines dazzling compositional virtuosity with improvisational finesse and outstanding performances.

Green, Peter - Alone with the Blues [Import] 2PC CD $13.95
Alone With The Blues celebrates 34 hand-picked tracks spanning more than 40 years of great recordings. Selected from his solo work, early Fleetwood Mac tracks and cuts with the Brunning Sunflower Blues Band, this is an essential overview of the development of one of rock's most intriguing, talented and misunderstood enigmas.

Greenslade, Dave Time to Make Hay: A Collection of Original Records CD $18.98

GTR - GTR (Deluxe Edition) Expanded Version, 2PC CD $25.95
Although GTR ceased to exist as a band in 1987, the group's sole album is an important moment in rock music of the 1980s. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and is presented here with the addition of a bonus 14-track CD of GTR live in Los Angeles in July 1986. There are also 3 bonus tracks appearing on CD for the first time.

Hackett, John - Another Life [Import] CD $25.95
Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the excellent new album by JOHN HACKETT; Another Life. John Hackett is highly regarded for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist. Solo flautist, guitarist, singer and composer, John is best known for his work with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist, and the ambient group Symbiosis. John collaborated with his brother Steve on the albums, Voyage of the Acolyte and Please Don't Touch before leaving Sheffield University to work with Steve, who had just left Genesis. This led to further recordings and tours of the UK, USA and Europe with John playing flute, guitar and bass pedals.

Hackett, Steve - Live Rails [Import] CD $45.95
Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Japan - Import, 2PC

Hackett, Steve - To Watch the Storms [Import] CD $38.95
Hackett, Steve - Wolflight [Import] CD $38.95
Japanese Mini-Lp Sleeve, Super-High Material CD, Japan - Import

Hartley, Keef - Best of Keef Hartley [Import] CD $29.95
This collection of Keef's work is probably the most comprehensive of it's time, feating all of his best known works. Originally seen as a double LP German only release we have secured 11 bunus tracks to make it a fantastic double CD of Keef's best known works. Keith Hartley's career began as the replacement for Ringo Starr as a drummer for Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a Liverpool-based band. Subsequently he played and recorded with The Artwoods, then achieved some notability as John Mayall's drummer (including his role as the only musician, other than Mayall, to play on Mayall's 1967 "solo" record The Blues Alone[4]). He then formed The Keef Hartley (Big) Band, mixing elements of jazz, blues, and rock and roll; the group played at Woodstock in 1969

Hendrix, Jimi - Atlanta Pop Festival 2PC CD $16.98

Hopper, Hugh - Was a Friend 10 [Import] CD $21.95

Hutchings, Ashley - My Land Is Your Land [Import] CD $14.95

I Giganti Della Montagna - Oi Dialogoi [Import] CD $29.95

Incredible String Band - Incredible String Band + 5000 Spirits or the Layers [Import] CD $25.95
The Incredibles' first three albums for Elektra Records, dating from 1966, 1967 and 1968. Clive Palmer left the group after the first album, resurfacing at a later date to form C. O. B. Mike Heron and Robin Williamson continued as a duo; 'The 5000 Spirits' made the UK Top 30 albums while 'The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter' was a UK Top 5 album, spending nearly 6 months on the charts, and also made the US Top 200. Heron and Williamson are still gigging and recording. Digitally remastered, slipcased and with extensive new notes

Jarre, Jean Michel - Recollection [Import] CD $17.95

Jefferson Starship - Jefferson's Tree of Liberty [Import] CD $19.95
Originally released in 2008, this was at the time STARSHIPS first new album in nine years. Jefferson Starship drills into it's Folk roots giving us an acoustic album consisting of mostly covers of Folk classics. Covering songs by great sixties singer/songwriters like BOB DYLAN, PHIL OCHS, and RICHARD FARINA. The STARSHIP reminds us that Folk Rock has been part of their agenda since the heady days of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. PAUL KANTNER along with fellow original Airplaners MARTY BALIN and JACK CASSIDY, are joined by DAVID FREIBERG, DAVID LAFLAMME (IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY), and on the bonus untitled track the legendary GRACE SLICK adds her vocals.

Jobson, Eddie - Theme of Secrets [Import] CD $21.95

Kaipa - Original Album Collection-Discovering Kaipa [Import] 3PC CD $35.95

Kansas - Bryn Mawr 1976 CD $14.98

Karnataka - New Light 2PC CD $24.95

London Symphony Orchestra - Tommy - O.S.T. CD $13.98

Manring, Michael - Unusual Weather CD $15.98
Digitally remastered and repackaged edition of this 1986 album. Michael Manring is considered the foremost solo electric bassist in America. He was Windham Hill's "house bassist" for many years and forged close ties with many of the great artists on the label such as Michael Hedges and multi-instrumentalist Mike Marshall, and he has performed in concert halls around the world with musicians such as Alex Skolnick, Henry Kaiser, Thomas Dolby, and John Gorka. Manring has made two gold records, received Grammy and Bammie nominations, and was voted Bass Magazine's bassist of the year in 1994. He created his own instantly identifiable sound, a remarkable feat for any musician, and it all began with this record, full of lovely bittersweet melodies and lustrous, warm low end.

Mayall, John - Chicago Line: Radio Broadcast 1991 CD $15.98
John Mayall Live in concert. Radio Broadcast, recorded in Minneapolis, 1991.

Mayall, John - Find a Way to Care CD $15.98

Melanie - As I See It Now [Import] CD $20.95
"As I See It Now" was a 1974 release on Neighborhood Records. Contains 9 Melanie originals plus songs by Bob Dylan, Jesse Winchester, Gus Kahn/Walter Donaldson and Ritchie Valens. The bonus track 'La Bamba' is a rarity that was only released in Italy as a single. The album features a host of great backing musicians including Mike Heron and Robin Williamson of The Incredible String Band. Available for the first time on CD.

Melanie - Madrugada [Import] CD $20.95
"Madrugada" (Portuguese for Daybreak) was a 1974 release on Neighborhood Records. Melanie was already known as a great songwriter and this album highlighted the fact that she was also a brilliant interpreter of other people's songs. So along with six originals by Melanie we also have 'Lover's Cross' (Jim Croce), 'Pretty Boy Floyd' (Woody Guthrie), 'Wild Horses' (Jagger/Richards), 'I Think It's Going to Rain Today' (Randy Newman) and 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' (Goffin/King). Includes the Bonus Track 'I Am Being Guided' which was not available on the UK release. Singles taken from the album were 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' a UK Top 40 Hit, 'Love To Lose Again' and 'Lover's Cross'. Available for the first time on CD.

Melanie - Stoneground Words [Import] CD $20.95
"Stoneground Words" was the first album in the UK to be released on her own label (Neighborhood Records) in 1972. Regarded by many Melanie fans as her finest album. The booklet includes all the photos that were part of the original album release. Features two bonus tracks 'Bitter Bad' a 1973 single that was not featured on any album and 'Seeds' (Long Version) that includes her recitation of the 'Gather Me' Poem. All songs were written by Melanie with the exception of 'My Rainbow Race' which is a Pete Seeger song. Available for the first time on CD.

Melanie - Sunset & Other Beginnings [Import] CD $20.95
"Sunset And Other Beginnings" was a 1975 release on Neighborhood Records. Contains 8 Melanie originals plus great versions of Broadway and popular standards. On her renditions of 'Almost Like Being In Love' and 'Ol' Man River' rock critic Jack Kelly said "she lifts them bodily out of cliché corner with treatments so different and apt it makes you wonder why someone didn't see the possibilities long before Melanie did. The bonus track 'Beautiful People' was recorded live at The Royal Albert Hall, London on 6th October 1975. It was released originally as the B Side to the 'Almost Like Being In Love' single. Available for the first time on CD.

Metheny, Pat + Jan Garbarek + Gary Burton - Hommage a Eberhard Weber CD $17.98
ECM Records

Morse, Steve Band - Introduction + Stand Up [Import] CD $24.95
Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the guitarist on one CD. Steve's first two solo albums for Elektra, released in 1984 and 1985. The Introduction made the US Top 200 Albums chart, with Albert Lee, Peter Frampton and Eric Johnson guesting on the recordings. Morse has had a long and distinguished career, founding Dixie Dregs, joining Kansas and then onto Deep Purple as lead guitarist whilst fitting in a solo career and other projects. Features new liner notes.

Newman, Randy - Live at the Boarding House '72 CD $12.98
Randy Newman's rich and diverse repertoire of songs had reached a wide variety of people through other artists, though listeners didn't always know it. His songs have crossed the divides of pop music, from Eric Burdon to Judy Collins to Fats Domino, which simply illustrates his measure of lyrical wit and intelligent, provocative songwriting. This stunning performance at The Boarding House in San Francisco, on June 11th, 1972, hides nothing from the ears and affords the listener a unique insight into the soul of one of America's greatest songwriting legends. Recorded during the promotional tour for his third studio album, Sail Away, this prized performance finds him at the relative dawn of his career. Although it didn't break massively in a commercial sense, Sail Away was a huge critical success, a fact that makes his solo appearances from this period so inviting. The original broadcast is presented here in it's entirety, with professionally remastered sound, background liners, and rare archival photos.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Plain Dirt Fashion + Partners, Brothers & Friends [Import] CD $24.95
The band's first two albums, from 1984 and 1985, for new label Warner Bros. Both albums spent nearly a year each on the Country charts. 'Long Hard Road' and 'Modern Day Romance' were Country No. 1 hits. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have had many changes in personnel since their inception, but John McEuen, Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden and Bob Carpenter are still performing together. Digitally remastered, slipcased and with new notes

Pendragon - Men Who Climb Mountains CD $17.98
Pendragon - Passion CD + DVD $17.98
Pendragon - Pure Mania CD $17.98

Pere Ubu - Dub Housing CD $15.98
Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends "The Modern Dance" and "Dub Housing", following by "The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977)" and a red hot live set "Manhattan", recorded at the legendary Max's Kansas City in 1977; "Elitism For The People 1975-78" serves as a gut punch.

Pere Ubu - Modern Dance CD $15.98
Collecting the bracing and brilliant Pere Ubu in their earliest incarnation, with the devastating one-two knockout blow of 1978 studio bookends "The Modern Dance" and "Dub Housing", following by "The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977)" and a red hot live set "Manhattan", recorded at the legendary Max's Kansas City in 1977; "Elitism For The People 1975-78" serves as a gut punch.

Residents - Snakey Wake CD $18.98
This newly remastered CD presents you the studio version of this special performance (as issued by UWEB in 1988) plus the whole recording of the live performance which was previously only available as a digital download. It also includes a special set by N. Senada.

Residents - Wormwood CD $13.98
Though unusual and curious stories, the ideas here are definitely in the Bible. The music and lyrics remain within the realm of the inspired poet. There are abundant images of torture, and cruelty to balance the inspirational. Without both, the dark and the light, there is no measure of either, only the bland reassurances that pass for organized religion today.

Riverside - Love Fear & the Time Machine CD $16.98

Royal Hunt - Devil's Dozen CD $15.98
2015 album from the Danish rockers. XIII - Devil's Dozen features singer DC Cooper and ivory-tinkler Andre Andersen, the winning team that launched the Progressive Metal combo with the albums Moving Target and Paradox in the late 90's. XIII - Devil's Dozen offers all the elements the band is well known for.

Russell, Leon - Prince of Peace: Radio Broadcast 1970 CD $15.98
Classic 1970 Radio Broadcast.

Saga - Beginners Guide to Throwing Shapes [Import] CD $27.95
Saga - Security of Illusion [Import] CD $27.95

Santana & McLaughlin - Invitation to Illumination: Live at Montreux 2011 2PC CD $18.98

Ten Years After - Stonedhenge (Deluxe Edition) 2PC CD $16.98
Ten Years After - Ten Years After (Deluxe Edition) 2PC CD $16.98
Ten Years After - Undead (Deluxe Edition) 2PC CD $16.98

Townshend, Pete - Before & After the Who CD $12.98
Formed in England in 1964; The Who is one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.

Twink and the Technicolour Dream - Think Pink II CD $17.98
Recorded in 1969 and released in 1970, Think Pink (SBR 5095CD/LP, SBMS 5104CD) is one of the cornerstones of British underground rock. Five decades later, in 2015, John Twink Alder has teamed up with Italian psychedelic rockers the Technicolour Dream and guest stars including John Povey (The Pretty Things) and David Duhig (July) to create a sequel. Recorded in Rome and London and mixed by the legendary John Wood, it's sure to delight all fans of psychedelic music. Includes background liners and rare photos.

Vannelli, Gino - Live in la CD $13.98
Vannelli, Gino - Live in la (Deluxe Edition) CD + DVD $18.98

Waits, Tom - 'Round Midnight CD $14.98
This CD contains the full KQRS broadcast during which Tom performs a range of songs taken from his first three records - 'Closing Time', 'The Heart Of Saturday Night' and the aforementioned 'Nighthawks'. Bonus tracks include a further three exceptional TV broadcasts from the early to mid 1980s, and include 'Mr. Siegal' performed on Don Lang's show in 1981, plus two 1986 Letterman broadcasts.

Wakeman, Rick - British Live Performance Series CD $14.98

Watanabe, Kazumi - Jin Oki-Live [Import] CD $54.95

Willie & the Poor Boys - Willie & the Poor Boys & Live & One Night Only [Import] 3PC CD $28.95
Deluxe three disc (two CDs + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition. In November 1984, Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman got together a group of well-known musicians to record an album (CD 1 of this package) of rock 'n' roll numbers to help the Ronnie Lane Appeal for ARMS. The band was called Willie And The Poor Boys and the fantastic line-up included Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Geraint Watkins, Mickey Gee and Andy Fairweather Low, plus Jimmy Page, Chris Rea, Paul Rodgers, Kenney Jones, and Terry Williams. CD 2 is a Willie And The Poor Boys live album, recorded in Sweden in 1992. In March 1985, the core members of the band, along with actors, dancers and additional star guests, including Ringo Starr, turned up at Fulham Town Hall to make a film of a Willie And The Poor Boys rock 'n' roll concert (the DVD in this package). The DVD also features a documentary about the making of the film, and a bonus video for 'These Arms Of Mine' featuring Paul Rodgers and Jimmy Page. This special digipak edition is the first time that the two albums have been combined with the DVD in one package. Includes annotation by David Wells.

Willis, Gary - Larger Than Life CD $15.98
Gary Willis, one of the world's leading bassists, has delivered his fifth album Larger Than Life - a delicious collection of fusion-funk for the twenty-first century. Joining Willis on this set of twelve tracks are Gergo Borlai on drums, long-time Tribal Tech band mate Scott Kinsey on keyboards, Steve Tavaglione on saxes and EWI, Claudia Bardagi on voice and Llibert Fortuny on tenor sax and voice. At the core of Larger Than Life is the trio of Willis, Borlai and Kinsey. Willis and Kinsey have had a great rapport going back to Tribal Tech, the fusion juggernaut that Willis co-led with guitarist Scott Henderson, and Willis' albums No Sweat (1996) and Bent (1998).

Winter, Edgar - Entrance (Limited Edition) Collector's Edition, Mini LP Sleeve, Remastered CD $17.98
Digitally remastered edition. The debut album by Edgar Winter, Entrance, offers a preview of the stylistic mix that would typify his career - blending jazz and blues with down and dirty rock & roll. Highlights include Jump Right Out, co-written with brother, Johnny. Deluxe Vinyl Replicas by Culture Factory constitute high quality reissued compact-discs which reproduce all the components of the original LPs and are their exact replicas in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches), with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves. In addition to the above, each compact-disc Deluxe Vinyl Replica includes a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the original record album. Culture Factory strives to achieve an authentic sound with the highest possible fidelity to the original studio masters. Our remastering process brings out the music's true dynamics and original clarity with low levels of noise. In the remastering studio the audio tracks are handled in the form of high-definition, 96Kz / 24-bit digital files for greatest preservation of fidelity. Signal compression is sometimes used to bring out frequencies that were absent or barely heard in the original recordings, and we use the least amount of compression possible. While sound perception varies greatly among individuals our vinyl replica CDs are designed to provide the optimal listening experience when using flat EQ settings.

Winter, Edgar - Shock Treatment (Limited Edition) Collector's Edition, Mini LP Sleeve, Remastered CD $17.98
Digitally remastered edition. Winter's fourth album, Shock Treatment, was one of his most popular efforts, reaching #13 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. It features bandmates Rick Derringer and Dan Hartman on rocking tunes like "Queen of My Dreams" and "River's Risin'." Deluxe Vinyl Replicas by Culture Factory constitute high quality reissued compact-discs which reproduce all the components of the original LPs and are their exact replicas in compact-disc size (5.3 x 5.3 inches), with authentic single or gatefold cardboard jackets and paper sleeves. In addition to the above, each compact-disc Deluxe Vinyl Replica includes a black finish CD complete with the original label to give it the look and feel of the original record album. Culture Factory strives to achieve an authentic sound with the highest possible fidelity to the original studio masters. Our remastering process brings out the music's true dynamics and original clarity with low levels of noise. In the remastering studio the audio tracks are handled in the form of high-definition, 96Kz / 24-bit digital files for greatest preservation of fidelity. Signal compression is sometimes used to bring out frequencies that were absent or barely heard in the original recordings, and we use the least amount of compression possible. While sound perception varies greatly among individuals our vinyl replica CDs are designed to provide the optimal listening experience when using flat EQ settings.

Winter, Johnny - Saints & Sinners [Import] CD $18.95
Winter, Johnny - White Hot & Blue [Import] CD $18.95
Winter, Johnny & Uncle John Turner - Back in Beaumont [Import] CD $21.95

Yes - Travels and Time: The Interviews CD $12.98
Formed in London, England in 1968; Yes is one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Included on this disc is an exclusive interview containing intimate details, rare insight, and other gems not previously available until now.



SACDs

Dr.John - In the Right Place (Limited Edition) [Import] SACD $21.95

Loggins & Messina - Loggins & Messina SACD $29.95

Sly & the Family Stone - Greates Hits SACD $29.95

Tower of Power - Urban Renewal (Limited Edition) [Import] SACD $21.95

Waters, Roger - Amused to Death SACD $32.98



Blu-Ray Audio

Rush - Signals Blu-Ray Audio $32.95



DVDs

Morrison, Van - Another Glorious Decade DVD $17.98
Using rare archive, live and studio footage and brand new interviews with many of those who worked with Van across the decade covered by this program, a rare glimpse into the world of this very private musician, performer and writer is revealed - one that many fans of his music may find both surprising and enlightening.

Uriah Heep - Acoustically Driven [Import] 2PC DVD $31.95



Blu-Ray

Morse, Neal - Morsefest 2014 2PC Blu-ray $21.98

Vannelli, Gino - Live in LA Blu-ray $17.98




And now on to newly released domestic titles - http://www.artist-shop.com/catalog/domestic/new.htm




CD Box Sets

Davis, Miles - Miles Davis at Newport: 1955-1975 Bootleg Series 4 Boxed Set, 4PC CD $44.98
Deluxe four CD set includes 40-page booklet with authentic and rare photos, plus double-sided foldout poster. Miles Davis At Newport: 1955-1975 Bootleg Series 4 tracks Miles' ascendance over eight live festival performances spanning 20 years in Newport, New York, Berlin, And Switzerland. This 296-minute program includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased material. Features Miles' stellar band line-ups in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975. Every concert features a who's who of Jazz! From the '50s featuring Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan, to Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb; to the mid-'60s second great quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams; into the '70s, rock and R&B-rooted musicians like guitarists Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas, electric bassist Michael Henderson, Mtume on percussion, plus jazz drummer Al Foster.

Derek & Clive - Right Pair Of-Classic Album Selection [Import] 5PC CD $46.95
Five CD set. Derek and Clive were fictional comedic characters created by Dudley Moore (Derek) and Peter Cook (Clive) in the 1970s. Considered highly offensive by many at the time, the sketches primarily took the form of bizarre, sometimes drunken streams of consciousness led by Cook, with interjections from Moore. The set includes the albums Derek and Clive: (Live) (1976), Derek and Clive - Come Again (1977), and Derek and Clive - Ad Nauseam (1978), Rude & Rare The Best of Derek and Clive parts 1 and two (2011).

Saga - Collector's Edition [Import] 4PC CD $35.95
2015 four CD set by the classic Canadian rockers. This quadruple disc set contains three individual albums in digipaks housed in an attractive box. Includes the albums 20/20, Spin It Again: Live In Munich and Sagacity.

Sly & the Family Stone - Live at the Fillmore East October 4th & 5th 1968 Boxed Set, 4PC CD $51.98
2015 four CD set. Previously unreleased live release recorded in 1968 at the legendary Fillmore East. This box contains both the early and late shows from October 4th and 5th, 1968. On those nights, shortly after the release of the band's third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage at Bill Graham's legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Along with the success of 'Dance To The Music', which was released earlier that year and spun off the Top 10 hit of the same name, Sly & The Family Stone were making a name for themselves on the concert circuit, with their dynamic, high energy live performances. Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now.

van Giersbergen, Anneke - Day After Yesterday - Agua de Annique Collected [Import] 4PC CD $36.95



CDs

Albion Band - Under the Rose [Import] CD $24.95
Digitally remastered edition of this 1984 album by the veteran British folk band. Ashley Hutchings was a founder member of three of the most noteworthy English psych folk rock bands in England; Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band. Musicians on this album include Hutchings, Cathy Lesurf, Phil Beer, Trevor Foster, and Doug Morter with special guest Max Clifford on synthesizers and alto saxophone.

Anekdoten - Until All the Ghosts Are Gone [Import] CD $47.95
Japanese Paper Sleeve Pressing. 2015.

Aristocrats - Tres Caballeros CD $15.98
Aristocrats - Tres Caballeros (Deluxe Edition) CD + DVD $24.98

Art Zoyd - Generation Sans Futur CD $15.98
Generation Sans Futur (Generation Without a Future), Art Zoyd's third LP originally released in 1980 through Atem Records, returns to the sound (and lineup, plus Daniel Denis (Univers Zero)) of the group's first album, Symphonie Pour le Jour ou Bruleront les Cites (SR 330CD/LP). The 17-minute La Ville is a powerful epic, featuring Thierry Zaboitzeff's prehistoric grunts, complex time shifts, and a tribal/ritualistic feel once again close to the spirit of Magma. But unlike Musique pour l'Odyssee (the title-track of Art Zoyd's second album (SR 364CD/LP)), the music here is fast-paced, less atmospheric, more organized. It plays on the tension that would remain the basis of Art Zoyd's originality: a tribal, atavistic feel contrasting with contemporary classical aesthetics. Actually, Generation Sans Futur may lean more toward the contemporary side, as exemplified by pieces like Divertissement, Trois Miniatures, and the manic Speedy Gonzales. Generation Sans Futur, on the other hand, taps into a more visceral progressive rock format and percussionist Daniel Denis actually gets to play drums for a couple of minutes, giving the piece an unusual drive. A strong album, unavailable for years, now reissued with new artwork. CD includes additional track.

Asia - Access All Areas [Import] CD + DVD $25.95
Deluxe two disc (CD + PAL/Region 2 DVD) live release. The concert was originally recorded for broadcast on ITV and released here for the first time. The high quality recording has been remastered and are featured both on a DVD and audio CD alongside extended notes, new interviews, imagery and memorabilia. Rock history records Asia as the first supergroup of the '80s, a leviathan that sold more than six million copies of it's eponymous first album in little more than a year thanks to a combination of classic radio-friendly pop songs and virtuoso musicianship. Founder members John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes link with guitarist Pat Thrall to present a live greatest hits, from the three major singles - 'Heat Of The Moment', 'Only Time Will Tell' and 'Sole Survivor' - from their first album through to later highlights 'Go' and 'Voice Of America'

Asia - Axis XXX - Live in San Francisco (Deluxe Edition) With DVD, 3PC CD $18.98
Deluxe three disc (two CDs + DVD) live release by prog/classic rock’s greatest supergroup. The reunited Asia celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a concert at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco in 2012. This is a documentation of that stunning performance. Featuring original members John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and Carl Palmer.

Beck, Jeff Group - Jeff Beck Group CD $12.98
Digitally remastered edition of this 1972 album. This self-titled release was the second album by this configuration of the Jeff Beck Group and was produced by Steve Cropper of Booker T and the MGs fame. The album features a continuation of the group's emphasis on compositions that move in a jazzier, more R&B direction. The centerpiece of the album, ‘Goin' Down’ could easily have been recorded by the first edition of the Beck group and it received heavy FM radio airplay in major US markets. The song has frequently been featured as part of Jeff's live presentation. Other standout tracks included were the sublime instrumental ‘Definitely Maybe’, which hinted strongly at Jeff's future direction, and a soulful reading of Dylan's ‘Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You’. Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios and including a new essay this album returns to the US marketplace after a lengthy absence.

Belew, Adrian - Live at Rockpalast 2008 [Import] CD + DVD $31.95
2015 two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) release. This deluxe set contains a live performance by the master guitarist who has played with Frank Zappa and David Bowie, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails and Paul Simon. He is also long-time musical partner of Robert Fripp, leader of British Prog band King Crimson. This concert from November 2008 features Adrian fronting his Power Trio at a festival event in Leverkusen, Germany, the results being broadcast Europe-wide by Rockpalast. The trio includes bassist Julie Slick with her younger brother Eric, young discoveries from Philadelphia and together a phenomenal rhythm section. The set list includes new originals, material from Belew's solo career and his work with King Crimson, interspersed with two segments of interview footage.

Buggles - Age of Plastic (Limited Edition) Bonus Tracks, Collector's Edition, Mini LP Sleeve, Remastered CD $19.98
Digitally remastered edition housed in a mini LP sleeve that replicates every aspect of the original vinyl release. The Age of Plastic is the debut studio album written, produced and performed by British new wave duo The Buggles, which consisted of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes. With such a big hit like "Video Killes the Radio Stars", this album became a real worldwide success. This Deluxe Edition features 3 bonus tracks.

Chapin, Harry - Bottom Line Archive Series: Live 1981 3PC CD $18.98
HARRY CHAPIN: LIVE AT THE BOTTOM LINE (JANUARY 8-10, 1981) 35th Anniversary Expanded Re-master. For this expanded re-mastered edition, we ve given you the original set, as released in 1998, PLUS an additional, previously unreleased 88-minute show. To demarcate the second show, we ve started with the club s pre-show room ambience exactly what you would have heard sitting in the audience, moments before the band took the stage. It s another riveting performance and as always, the band gives their impeccable all. Harry s voice may show some wear n tear by the time they come around to Circle , but The long awaited relaunch of the historical series continues with the classic Harry Chapin performance from 1980 and the Janis Ian show from 1980. Also being released for the first time in over a decade are the classic In Their Own Words - Volumes 1 & 2 featuring artist such as Jimmy Webb, Pete Seeger, Suzanne Vega, Joey Ramone, Ric Ocasek, Billy Brag and more.

Cherry Five - Il Pozzo Dei Giganti [Import] CD $26.95

Cooder, Ry - Cradle Rock: Radio Broadcast 1974 CD $14.98
Cooder was promoting his third solo album, Paradise & Lunch, which most critics still regard as his best LP to date. Personable, humorous, and unquestionably talented, this intimate performance by Cooder is a long lost gem in his lengthy and well-celebrated career. He performs a wide spectrum of material that includes covers and originals from his then-current and previous Warner Brother's albums. Whether it's a Depression-era styled blues classic, such as "Police Dog Blues," or Little Miton's "If Walls Could Talk," Cooder is a master at the craft of blending smooth vocals and tasteful guitar licks around a compelling storyline song. If you don't love the characters he sings about, you are bound to love his true musicianship, which has graced hundreds of recordings by the diparate likes of James Taylor and The Rolling Stones. Beginning his professional career in 1963 in a little-known blues band that included pop vocalist Jackie DeShannon, Ry Cooder has become a mainstay in the California studio scene, as well as developed into one of brightest stars on the "Americana" radio format. After trying and failing to gain fame and fortune in a band called Rising Sons in 1965 (with band-mates Taj Mahal and Ed Cassidy, who later formed Spirit), he was brought in to do session work for artists as diverse as Captain Beefheart, Randy Newman, Little Feat, Van Dyke Parks, Gordon Lightfoot and numerous others. He contributed a mandolin track on the Stones' classics Let It Bleed and was also prominently featured on Sticky Fingers, where he contributed his trademark slide guitar. Cooder continues to record, tour and compose movie soundtracks. Among the highlights from this Record Plant session are "Police Dog Blues," "F.D.R. in Trinidad," "If Walls Could Talk," "Billy The Kid," and "Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer," which he dedicated to then-President Nixon for his mishandling of the Vietnam War.

Davis, Miles - Live in Tokyo 1975 2PC CD $22.98
On his tour of Japan in early 1975, Miles Davis presented some of the most searing, electric fusion ever heard in concert. The performances on this 2CD set, from a soundboard recording for post-FM broadcast, hail from a January 22 gig at Shinjuku Kohseinenkin Hall in Tokyo. Staged ten days earlier than the February 1 shows at which his Agharta and Pangaea LPs were recorded, this includes some songs not contained on those albums, and spotlights one of the most adventurous bands Davis assembled. The complete broadcast is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background liners.

Donovan - Retrospective [Import] 2PC CD $22.95
2015 two CD collection by the British folk icon. Unfairly dubbed 'the British Dylan' when he exploded onto the UK scene in 1965, Donovan Leitch was a singularly wide-eyed optimist who introduced such quintessentially '60s concepts as Flower Power and Transcendental Meditation to his friends The Beatles and to pop culture in general. Retrospective celebrates Donovan's 50 years of creating music tinged with mystical beauty and idealistic wonder. All the tracks on this anthology were selected by Donovan, and include his classics 'Sunshine Superman', 'The Hurdy Gurdy Man', 'Jenifer Juniper' and 'Mellow Yellow', along with 25 other hits and album tracks and the brand new track 'One English Summer'.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (Deluxe Edition) With DVD Audio Disc, 3PC CD $19.98
Deluxe three disc (two CDs + DVD-A) edition. Contains the original album one one disc plus two discs (CD + DVD-A) of previously unreleased material, including 5.1 Surround Sound Mixes. Surround sound mix by Jakko Jakszyk. Trilogy is the third studio album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1972. The front cover designed by Hipgnosis depicts Emerson, Lake, and Palmer attached at the shoulders, while the interior of the original gatefold sleeve features a photomontage showing multiple images of the band in Epping Forest carpeted with autumn leaves. Trilogy increased ELP's worldwide popularity, and included "Hoedown", an arrangement of the Aaron Copland composition, which was one of their most popular songs when performing live.

Foxx, John - 20th Century: The Noise CD $16.98

Gallagher, Rory - Cradle Rock: Radio Broadcast 1974 2PC CD $16.98
Radio broadcast, recorded in 1974. This concert features all of Gallagher's hits: All Around Man, Pistol Slapper Blues and many more.

Garcia, Jerry - On Broadway: Act One - October 28th 1987 3PC CD $24.98
2015 release, the first installment in a new archival series celebrating Jerry Garcia’s magical 13 night run on Broadway. On Broadway: Act One presents three complete, previously unreleased sets from the October 28th, 1987 performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in NYC: the early and late Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band sets and the Jerry Garcia Band’s electric evening set. Highlights are many, but include “I Ain t Never”, “Bright Morning Stars”, “Run For The Roses” and Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue”.

Goblin - Four of a Kind [Import] CD $39.95

Goblin Rebirth - Goblin Rebirth CD $13.98
Relapse is beyond honored to present the debut album by Italy's Goblin Rebirth, the new band featuring the rhythm section from the original Goblin, Fabio Pignatelli and Agostino Maragolo! Goblin Rebirth mix the classic horror soundtrack sounds of their former band with a chillingly exciting drive that will thrill prog-heads and score-fiends alike. Goblin Rebirth is an instantly classic album that tells the tale of an imaginary film about the birth of an evil dwarf-like monster that sits confidently next to the classic Goblin scores like 'Suspiria,' 'Profondo Rosso' and 'Tenebre.'

Gong - Access All Areas [Import] 2PC CD $25.95

Gong - Angel's Egg [Import] CD $39.95
Gong - Expresso 2 [Import] CD $39.95
Gong - Gazeuse [Import] CD $39.95
Gong - Live Etc [Import] CD $51.95
Gong - Shamal [Import] CD $39.95
Gong - You [Import] CD $39.95
Japanese SHM-CD paper sleeve pressings. Universal. 2015.

Guthrie, Arlo - Alice's Restaurant Live CD $16.98
Alice's Restaurant Massacree is one of the most iconic statements to emerge from the late-'60s US counterculture. Some of Arlo Guthrie's earliest performances of it were taped for broadcast on Bob Fass's late-night Radio Unnameable show on New York's WBAI-FM in 1967. This set contains the entire broadcast of three of them, including two rare renditions of the free-form Rainbow Roach version, and comes complete with background notes and rare images.

Hendrix, Jimi - Hendrix in the West [Import] CD $17.95

Hopper, Hugh - Vol 9: Anatomy of a Facelift [Import] CD $22.95
2015 archive release. This is volume nine of a ten part series curated by the late Mike King, which cherry picks some of the best and most intriguing items from Hugh Hopper's archive. Until he died a few years ago, Hugh Hoppe, probably best known for his work with Soft Machine, was one of Britain's most versatile and innovative bass players, and this multi album set confirms what a sad loss to both jazz and rock his passing was.

Jansch, Bert - Live at the 12 Bar CD $15.98
Live at the 12 Bar was recorded in 1995 at the legendary London music venue and is a fitting tribute not only to Bert's virtuosity but to this renowned hub for folk music and other genres. Bert's meticulous performance brings together songs from When The Circus Comes To Town, released in the same year, along with the haunting reworking of 'Blues Run The Game' (written by Earth's own Jackson C. Frank) and traditional folk songs 'Curragh Of Kildare' and 'Lily Of The West' which were staples in Jansch's repertoire. Live at the 12 Bar captures an intimate gig that's richly brought to life by his spellbinding ability to hold a room. The warmth and reverent silence from fans reminds us of what it was like to attend his shows and the true legend that we have lost. Two decades after it's first release, Live At The 12 Bar is issued for the first time on vinyl. This exceptional record is the first release in Earth Recordings' new extensive reissue series of Bert Jansch catalog. Inspiring generations of musicians, Scottish guitarist and songwriter Bert Jansch will be forever known as a remarkable talent and a leading figure in the British folk revival. He came to prominence in the 1960s becoming widely known for his exemplary guitar technique and innovative blend of folk, blues and jazz. Later he became a founding member of folk supergroup Pentangle before returning to his solo career. Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Donovan and Johnny Marr have long been fans. Reaching people far and wide, Bert deservedly received many accolades for his contributions to music including the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards and a MOJO Merit Award.

Kaipa - Inget Nytt Under Solen (Remaster) [Import] CD $24.95

Kaleidoscope - Tangerine Dream [Import] CD $29.95
Digitally remastered edition of this 1967 album by the British band. Tangerine Dream was Kaleidoscope's debut album released by Fontana Records. Though not as popular as the U. S. Kaleidoscope, this outfit was also a band from the psychedelic movement with moderate domestic success, and just enough international exposure to have this album recognized in the genre's catalog and regarded as one of the best in the same.

Kansas - Freaks of Nature [Import] CD $28.95

Lewis, Ramsey - Taking Another Look (Deluxe Edition) CD $12.98
The three time Grammy award winner's 80th album, is entitled Ramsey Lewis, Taking Another Look - Deluxe Edition featuring a new electric quintet with Henry Johnson on guitar, Michael Logan on keys, Joshua Ramos on bass and Charles Heath on drums. On the twelve song CD, Lewis rekindles his 1974 career-defining album 'Sun Goddess' through a collection of re-recorded tracks from the original disc perfectly balanced with five new tunes. 'Jungle Strut' has all the attitude of it's 1974 original and Lewis makes magic on the Fender Rhodes in 'Tambura.' And rather than re-recording the title track 'Sun Goddess', Lewis has beautifully re-edited the original studio recording featuring Earth, Wind, and Fire. Lewis and his Electric Band breathe new life into classic covers, such as the new high octane rendition of Stevie Wonder's 'Living For The City' and a tender interpretation of the timeless 'Betcha By Golly Wow.'

Lockwood, Didier - For Stephane CD $18.98
When he recorded this album in 2008 to celebrate Stéphane Grappelli's centennial year, Didier Lockwood put together a fantastic band comprising the cream of French jazz. Every one of these musicians, from Martial Solal to Romane, dedicated his artistry to impressions and memories of the violinist whose bow marked a whole era in jazz before his passing in 1997. And the result is a CD where all forms of jazz blend together in a great tribute to Grappelli and his universe. This homage is accompanied by a bonus CD-R with videos and interviews highlighting the wonderful enthusiasm and passion that went into the making of this album.

Love Affair & Steve Ellis - Time Hasn't Changed Us the Complete 1967-71 [Import] 3PC CD $31.95
UK three CD set. Between 1967 and 1969, The Love Affair was one of the most successful British pop bands in terms of hit singles. The band was fronted by blue-eyed soul singer Steve Ellis, who subsequently carved out an impressive career. Encompassing both The Love Affair's entire recordings 1967-1970 and Steve Ellis' subsequent solo recordings, Time Hasn't Changed Us finally offers the full story of their time with CBS Records. As well as boasting all his singles A's and B's, Disc Three comprises sessions for a Steve Ellis solo album, abandoned at the time. Housed in nifty card packaging, this new package includes detailed sleeve-notes with quotes from Steve Ellis. Exclusive to this set are live BBC recordings of 'All Along The Watchtower', 'A Day In The Life' and 'Walk On Gilded Splinters'.

Magna Carta - Fields of Eden [Import] CD $22.95
2015 album by the British progressive/folk rockers. Magna Carta have recorded their long-awaited album, The Fields of Eden and what better time to release it than on the actual date of the signing of the Magna Carta 800 years later (June 15th). Fields of Eden has already been classed as a masterpiece and by many has surpassed the band's legendary Lord Of The Ages which went gold after its release back in 1973. A mixture of vibrant new songs highlighted by the epic 16 minute title track. Magna Carta has been delighting lovers of music with their live performances and albums since 1969. Over the years, they have performed in over 60 countries, sold over 8,000,000 records worldwide, and have six gold and three silver albums to their name. Arguably one of the greatest acoustic acts in the world.

Marriott, Steve - Midnight of My Life 2PC CD $21.98
More rare & unreleased recordings from the archives of The Darlings of Wapping Wharf from 1973 to 1990 - includes the very rare "Funky To The Bone " track recorded in Germany which has been a holy grail for collectors. Release coincides with the film "Midnight Of My Life" star-ring Martin Freeman as Steve. In depth liner notes by Marriott biographer John Hellier.

Martyn, John - Heaven & Earth [Import] CD $27.95
John Martyn is known as the legendary singer-songwriter, arranger and guitarist that blurred boundaries between folk, rock, jazz & blues. Heaven And Earth is the last album Martyn was working on before his death in 2009, and was completed by Gary Pollitt & Jim Tullio, two of his closest friends & colleagues. Featuring Phil Collins on "Can't Turn Back The Years", this is the first vinyl edition of this phenomenal album.

Missing Persons - Color in Your Life [Import] CD $39.95
Missing Persons - Rhyme & Reason [Import] CD $39.95
Missing Persons - Spring Session M [Import] CD $39.95
Japanese SHM-CD paper sleeve pressings. Universal. 2015.

Mitchell, Joni - Night in the City: Radio Broadcast CD $15.98
Live Radio Broadcast, recorded in Cambridge in 1968. The show features Cactus Tree, I Had a king, The Way It Is and many more.

Mostly Autumn - Box of Tears [Import] CD $24.95
Live release from the British modern ‘classic rock’ band. In 2014, Mostly Autumn released the highly acclaimed Dressed in Voices. They decided, after much consideration, that the concept album Dressed in Voices deserved to be played live in its entirety at every show. It proved to be the right decision and seemed to hold audiences spellbound, so much so that they were overwhelmed with requests for a live recording – and here it is! Box of Tears - named after the final track on the album - is a live version of Dressed in Voices recorded during the band's 2014 tour. Winners of Best Live Concert and Best Female Vocalist 2014 in the Classic Rock Society awards, they have earned themselves a name for their outstanding live shows and have been described as 'the best band you have never heard'. The album really comes alive in a concert environment and the emotion shines through - you can hear a pin drop between songs as the audience becomes enthralled in the drama.

Mr Mister - Go on (Deluxe Edition) [Import] Bonus Tracks, Remastered CD $18.95
Digitally remastered and expanded edition including five bonus tracks. When Mr. Mister's Welcome To The Real World album eventually became a huge international seller, the music business hailed them as all conquering heroes destined to take their place in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. So much attention was focused on this their follow-up album, the meticulously crafted Go On..., with many eyes and ears confidently predicting another massive success story. Sadly, however, that was not to be. Go On... suffered at the hands of a record company corporate reshuffle, one that saw it change hands and clean out it's long time staff. RCA had been sold to German media group BMG who set in motion a restructuring of the company, a place where Mr. Mister's new music was not appreciated. It was a disappointing state of affairs as the band had poured their heart and soul into crafting an album that, in many respects, displayed a far more confident and courageous sound... but one that BMG were not sold on. Utilizing producer Kevin Killen, who had previously crafted records by U2 and Peter Gabriel, Go On... elevates the band to another creative level. The sound is perfectly pristine, boasting a brace of superb songs wrapped up in a progressive pop sheen that, even to this day, makes it entirely unfathomable as to why the record label failed to see it's potential.

Mr Mister - Welcome to the Real World (Deluxe Edition) [Import] Bonus Tracks, Remastered CD $18.95
Digitally remastered and expanded edition including six bonus tracks. Although Mr. Mister achieved colossal commercial success there has always been a vast under appreciation of their musical worth. Unfairly viewed by many as a faceless mid-'80s pop rock band, they eventually scored two worldwide hit singles, their sound showcasing technical ability far beyond the level of musical proficiency normally expected. Indeed, there is an argument that elevates Mr. Mister into that rarefied breed of highly respected AOR acts such as Toto, Chicago and Steely Dan. Welcome To The Real World was the band's second album and saw them facing a make or break situation. Fortunately it was a happy ending, with the album producing two #1 hit singles in 'Broken Wings' and 'Kyrie', and going on to sell in excess of two million copies. Co-produced by former Yes soundman Paul de Villiers, the album showcases a collection of highly polished tracks, fusing lyrics, melody and showmanship into one glorious clutch of tracks that actually owe as much to progressive rock as they do to catchy pop.

Nice - Autumn '68-Spring '69 [Import] CD $47.95
Nice - Elegy [Import] CD $47.95
Nice - Five Bridges [Import] CD $47.95
Japanese Platinum SHM-CD paper sleeve pressing. Universal. 2015.

Nice - Autumn '68-Spring '69 [Import] CD $39.95
Nice - Elegy [Import] CD $39.95
Nice - Five Bridges [Import] CD $39.95
Japanese SHM-CD paper sleeve pressing. Universal. 2015.

Osanna - Palepolitana [Import] 2PC CD $27.95

Pavlov's Dog - Of Once & Future Kings - Live CD $17.98
Pavlov's Dog are one of the most revered prog outfits to have emerged from 1970s America. This WABX-FM radio broadcast of their performance at the Ford Auditorium, Detroit, on May 14th, 1976, is an extremely rare document of the original band, boasting the unique vocals of David Surkamp, as well as Steve Scorfina (lead guitar), Doug Rayburn (Mellotron, guitar), Tom Nickeson (keyboards), Richard Stockton (bass), and Kirk Sarkisian (drums). The material is culled from their classic albums Pampered Menial (1975) and At the Sound of the Bell (1976). The complete broadcast is presented here together with background notes and rare images.

Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Broadcasting from Home [Import] CD $51.95
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Penguin Cafe Orchestra [Import] CD $51.95
Japanese Platinum SHM-CD Paper Sleeve pressings. Universal. 2015.

Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Broadcasting from Home [Import] CD $42.95
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Penguin Cafe Orchestra [Import] CD $42.95
Japanese SHM-CD Paper Sleeve Pressings. Universal. 2015.

Rabin, Trevor - Max (Score) / O.S.T. CD $14.98
Original soundtrack to the 2015 motion picture composed by Grammy Award winner Trevor Rabin. Trevor is a South African-born musician, songwriter and film composer. As a musician, he is best known for his time as the guitarist for British progressive rock band Yes, from 1982 to 1994, when he left the band to compose film music. Rabin has scored over three dozen films which include Con Air, Armageddon, Enemy of the State, Jack Frost, Deep Blue Sea, Gone in 60 Seconds, Remember the Titans, The Banger Sisters, Bad Boys 2, Exorcist: The Beginning, National Treasure, Coach Carter and Snakes on A Plane. Max, the movie, stars Academy Award nominee Thomas Haden Church and Golden Globe nominee Lauren Graham. Max is the story of a precision-trained military dog who served on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on maneuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max is traumatized by the loss of his best friend. Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle's teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle's family. Justin's growing trust in Max helps the four-legged veteran revert back to his heroic self, and as the pair race against time to unravel a mystery, they find more excitement - and danger - than they bargained for.

Residents - Live in the USA 13th Anniversary Show 2PC CD $28.98

Rocky Horror Picture Show - Absolute Treasures - The Rocky Horror Picture Show CD $12.98
'Absolute Treasures' is the expanded reissue of the soundtrack for the 40th anniversary of the 1975 cult musical film 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Meat Loaf. The album includes ALL songs from the film, on CD and vinyl, for the first time, including 'Planet Schmanet Janet,' 'Once In A While,' 'The Sword of Damocles,' and 'Planet Hot Dog'!

Satriani, Joe - Shockwave Supenova CD $14.98
2015 album by the veteran rock guitarist. Recently, during the final performance of his two-year Unstoppable Momentum tour, Satriani had an epiphany; he found himself, "playing the guitar with my teeth an awful lot. I thought, 'Why are you doing this?' It's as if something else, or somebody else, was driving me to do it." Satriani seized upon this moment of self-realization as the springboard and creative center for his alter ego "Shockwave Supernova," the outlandish and extroverted 'performance side' of the normally shy and reserved guitar virtuoso. With this new persona as partner, Satriani launches his wildly ambitious 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova. Recorded late last year at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA, Satriani assembled the dynamic trio of world-class musicians who had recently been part of his global tour; renowned keyboardist and guitarist Mike Keneally, a veteran of several Satch outings and recordings; along with drumming whiz Marco Minnemann and bass extraordinaire Bryan Beller.

Soft Machine - Live at the Paradiso [Import] CD $21.95
Soft Machine were one of the darlings of the London Underground scene in the late ‘60s. In 1969 the band performed at the famous Paradiso club in Amsterdam, and the line-up was Robert Wyatt, Mike Ratledge, and the former roadie Hugh Hopper. The songs on this set are derived from Volume 2, their sophomore album that had been recorded but yet to be released. We have remastered where possible to create the best audio experience of these historic performances.

Steely Dan - Green Flower Street: Radio Broadcast 1993 2PC CD $16.98
Steely Dan is considered one of the greatest bands to come out of America over the last forty years. This 2 disc package contains the full live performance recorded for radio from Steely Dan in 1993.

Stills, Stephen - Live in Concert: KBFH Portland Oregon 10-4-76 CD $17.98
In late 1976 and early 1977, Stephen Stills was operating on his own after the collapse of the short-lived Stills-Young Band, and before hooking up with David Crosby and Graham Nash for CSN's 1977 self-titled hit album. This gave him the opportunity to tour solo, showcasing his skills on vocals, guitar, and piano, sometimes with a rhythm section, and sometimes entirely on his own. Originally broadcast on the syndicated radio show the King Biscuit Flower Hour, these performances from October 1976 and January 1977 feature Stills letting his versatility fly on CSNY classics, highlights of his solo career, and material that had yet to find release, as well as a cover of Fred Neil's classic Everybody's Talkin'. The complete radio broadcast is presented here with digitally remastered sound, background liners, and images.

Strawbs - Access All Areas [Import] 2PC CD $25.95

Sun Ra - Babylon Live [Import] CD $32.95
Sun Ra - Babylon Live Deluxe [Import] 2PC CD $39.95

Supertramp - Live in Paris '79 [Import] Bonus DVD, 3PC CD $32.95
Deluxe three disc (NTSC/Region 0 DVD + two CDs) edition. Supertramp's Breakfast In America was the biggest selling album in the world in 1979. It spawned several hit singles and went on to win two Grammy Awards and sell in excess of 20 million copies. Following the album's release Supertramp embarked on a 10 month world tour which arrived in Paris at the end of November. This show from the Pavillon de Paris was both filmed and recorded and now for the first time the full length audio and the concert film are combined in one set. The concert features the different songwriting styles of Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies, who each composed the songs on which they sing lead vocals. The sound has been remixed by Peter Henderson and Supertramp's original sound engineer Russel Pope from the original multi-tracks and on the DVD is presented in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound. This is a legendary show by a legendary band performing at their absolute peak and is a must for any Supertramp fan.

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense Special New Editio / O.S.T. (Special Edition) [Import] CD $20.95
Japanese pressing. Universal 2015.

Tangerine Dream - Out of This World [Import] CD $29.95
2015 release. This is the first album compiled by Bianca Froese-Acquaye (Edgar Froese's wife) after the passing of her husband on 20th January 2015. Edgar's music means the world to her - and especially the tracks on this collection. Out Of This World is one of her ways to honor her husband for his huge life work. She added a very personal 12-page booklet to it and one previously unreleased track by Edgar: "Ganymede's Kiss". Of course this small collection can only reflect a tiny part of Edgar's musical legacy, but it definitely spreads a special, sublime atmosphere - in memory of Edgar Froese and his impressive works.

Townsend, Devin - Dark Matters CD $11.98
Townsend, Devin - Sky Blue CD $11.98

Townshend, Pete - Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend CD $14.98
2015 collection of solo tracks by by the singer, songwriter and British rock icon including two new tracks. Truancy was remastered at Abbey Road Studios, features new liner notes, and highlights from nine key Townshend albums including the singles- 'Rough Boys,' 'Let My Love Open The Door,' 'Face Dances (Pt. 2),' 'English Boy' and 'Face The Face.' 17 tracks total.

Trower, Robin - Something's About to Change [Import] CD $22.95

Turilli's, Luca Rhapsody - Prometheus Symphonia Ignis Divinus CD $15.98
Italian guitar player and composer Luca Turilli is not just a musician with extraordinary skills, but a musical visionary and genius too. With the symphonic metal band Rhapsody he wrote musical history, released ten studio albums, including the genre-defining milestones 'Legendary Tales', 'Symphony of Enchanted Lands' and 'Dawn of Victory'. The media dubbed this majestic and unique sound 'Hollywood Metal', while some years later it became known as 'Film Score Metal.' Both genres were clearly describing a new style of music based on the connection between the most epic and glorious power/speed metal of the late '80s with Luca's infinite passion for the cinema and the world of soundtracks. This genre - enriched by folk music influences, guitar playing of neo-classical inspiration and lyrics related to the fantasy 'sagas' created by Luca Turilli himself - influenced a whole generation of new bands in the years to follow. In time, Rhapsody became one of the most important acts of the last decade in the world of heavy/rock music. Prometheus Symphonia Ignis Divinus was composed and produced once again by Luca Turilli, responsible as always for all the orchestral and choral arrangements. It was recorded and mixed at the Backyard Studios of Sebastian Roeder (BonfirE a.o.) and mastered by Christoph Stickel (Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock a.o.) at MSM studios.

Waters, Roger - Amused to Death CD $13.98
Digitally remastered edition of this 1992 album features remaster completed by longtime Roger Waters/Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie. The art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 The Wall Live tour and movie. An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly and unthinkingly in thrall to it's television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.

Waters, Roger - Amused to Death With Blu-Ray Audio, 2PC CD $28.98
Limited CD + Blu-Ray edition includes a bonus BR disc containing a new 5.1 surround remix of the album on high-definition Blu-ray audio. Digitally remastered edition of this 1992 album features remaster completed by longtime Roger Waters/Pink Floyd collaborator and co-producer, James Guthrie. The art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 The Wall Live tour and movie. An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused to Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly and unthinkingly in thrall to it's television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.

Weather Report - 8.30 Live CD $17.98
With the addition of bass virtuoso Jaco Pastorius to their ranks in 1976, Weather Report cemented their standing as America's pre-eminent jazz-fusion band, playing sold-out international tours and generating impressive record sales. At the start of 1980 they recruited percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr., and recorded this exhilarating live set for FM radio broadcast soon afterward at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. The complete broadcast is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images.

Winter, Johnny - Rock N Roll Collection [Import] 2PC CD $31.95
Two CD collection. Johnny Winter was an American blues guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, he also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums. In 1988, he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and in 2003, he was ranked 63rd in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". A Rock N' Roll Collection is a tribute to one of the world’s leading guitarists and is one of the best collections to come out on CD of his historical career.

Wishbone Ash - Argus (Limited Edition) CD $25.98
Digitally re-mastered edition housed in a mini LP sleeve that replicates every aspect of the original vinyl release. Argus is the most popular Wishbone Ash album and widely considered their greatest by fans and reviewers. The album features a blend of progressive Rock, Folk, and Hard Rock. This third album from 1972 features the classic line up of Andy Powell on guitars (Gibson Flying V) and vocals, Ted Turner on guitars (Fender Stratocaster) and vocals, Martin Turner on bass and vocals and Steve Upton on drums. This Deluxe Edition contains a second CD with Bonus Tracks.

XTC - Apple Venus Vol. I [Import] CD $18.95
Reissue of the digitally remastered edition of this album by the British pop-punk/alt-rock outfit. Apple Venus Volume 1 was the thirteenth studio album by XTC, released in 1999. The album was the first time the band had released anything since going "on strike" in 1992 against their label Virgin Records. Originally Apple Venus Volume 1 was supposed to be a double album but Partridge and Moulding were convinced to break the album up into two with the orchestral material on Apple Venus Volume 1 and the other material released on Wasp Star. The material for both albums was largely written in the aftermath of Nonsuch. While Partridge continued to write new material, all of Colin Moulding's material were older songs that were submitted for earlier projects and rejected. Apple Venus Volume 1 was the last XTC album to include Dave Gregory as a member of the band. He departed during the recording sessions.

XTC - Big Express [Import] CD $18.95
Reissue of the digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album by the British pop-punk/alt-rock outfit. The Big Express was the seventh studio album by XTC, released in 1984. It was one of XTC's harder-edged albums, in contrast to the pastoral Mummer and Skylarking which were released in sequence with it. The singles released from the album were "All You Pretty Girls", "This World Over" and "Wake Up". The album reached # 38 on the UK Albums Chart, and #181 on the U.S. Billboard 200. Includes three bonus tracks.

XTC - Mummer [Import] CD $18.95
Reissue of the digitally remastered and expanded edition of this album by the British pop-punk/alt-rock outfit. Mummer was the sixth studio album by XTC, released in August 1983. It reached #51 on the UK album chart and #145 on the U.S. Billboard album charts. Mummer spawned three UK singles - "Great Fire", "Wonderland" and "Love on a Farmboy's Wages" (which reached #50 on the UK singles chart). Includes six bonus tracks.

XTC - Wasp Star (Apple Venus Vol. II) [Import] CD $18.95
Reissue of the digitally remastered edition of this album by the British pop-punk/alt-rock outfit. Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2) was the 14th and final studio album by XTC, released in 2000. The album is the second volume of the Apple Venus set and reached the UK Top 40 albums chart. At this point, guitarist and singer Andy Partridge and bassist and singer Colin Moulding were the only two band members left. The duo therefore utilized session musicians on every track to fill in the musical elements that they were incapable of performing themselves.

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Technodelic [Import] CD $18.95
Digitally remastered edition of this album by the Japanese electronic pop band. 1981 was a groundbreaking year for the music industry. By releasing BGM and Technodelic in one year, YMO made a shift happen in pop music. YMO introduced a new way of using samples and loops by cutting soundbites into fragments and reprogramming them with newly available computer technology. Technodelic is far more experimental then previous albums, and at the same time this fifth album is more minimalistic and full of funk and soul. Having released this much loved album, YMO remain remarkable and insanely great at inventing new ways of looking at compositions and creating a whole new music scene at the same time. Food for thought: if Technodelic wasn't this great, what would the dance music scene sound like today?

Zappa, Frank - Bebop Tango Contest Live CD $17.98
With the success of his Apostrophe and Roxy & Elsewhere albums, 1974 saw Frank Zappa at his commercial peak. Evidently feeling a surfeit of goodwill towards his fans, at the close of the year he prepared a personally mixed reel of live performances from the previous year for broadcast on WLIR-FM in Garden City, New York, on New Year's Eve. Not to be confused with a show he was playing the same night in Long Beach, California, this is a typically adventurous and humorous compilation, and is presented here with background notes and images.

Zappa, Frank - Mudshark Live CD $17.98
Invigorated by having shaken up the personnel of The Mothers, in 1971 Frank Zappa was enjoying himself more than ever. Having played a gig earlier in the evening, the band taped this largely acoustic set for broadcast on the local CKGM-FM radio station. It finds Zappa backed by ex-Turtles Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (aka The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie), as well as Jim Pons, Ian Underwood, Bob Harris, and Aynsley Dunbar, and is presented here complete with background notes and images.



SACDs

Nice - Autumn '68-Spring '69 [Import] SACD $55.95
Nice - Elegy [Import] SACD $55.95
Nice - Five Bridges [Import] SACD $55.95
Japanese SHM-SACD paper sleeve pressings. Universal. 2015.

Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Broadcasting from Home [Import] SACD $58.95
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Penguin Cafe Orchestra [Import] SACD $58.95
Japanese SHM-SACD Paper Sleeve Pressings. Universal. 2015.



DVDs

Mothers of Invention - 200 Motels Full Frame, NTSC Format DVD Region 2-6 DVD $24.95
The great Frank Zappas outrageous psychedelic precursor to todays music videos features The Mothers of Invention wreaking havoc in a typical American town. Ringo Starr narrates.

Police - Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police DVD $19.98
Based on the acclaimed memoir by renowned guitarist Andy Summers, Can t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police follows Summers journey from his early days in the psychedelic 60's music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police. The band s phenomenal rise and its highly publicized dissolution at the height of their fame in the early 80's was captured by Summers camera. Utilizing rare archival footage, Summers photos, and insights from the guitarist s side of the stage, Can t Stand Losing You brings together past and present as the band members prepare to reunite for the first time in two decades for a global reunion.

Rolling Stones - Rolling Stones From the Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971 With CD DVD $24.98
'From The Vault' is a series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. 'The Marquee Live In 1971' is the latest addition to the series. The show was filmed at London's legendary Marquee club on March 26th 1971, shortly after the finish of the band's 1971 UK tour and about a month before the release of the 'Sticky Fingers' album in late April. Mick Taylor was now fully integrated into the group and the band had used the tour to showcase some of the tracks from the forthcoming album. The show at the Marquee was filmed for American television and four songs from the 'Sticky Fingers' album were featured, including the rarely performed 'I Got The Blues'. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show.

Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014: Live in London [Import] NTSC Format DVD $40.95
NTSC/Region 0. The London concert of the Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 on 23rd May at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire was the second concert in a row of a long multi-week tour after starting in Paris. This DVD reflects the typical and especially warm welcome of our British TD fans during a Tangerine Dream concert in London - as Edgar often named as "TD's home." It was the last time for the band performing as a five man/woman band - Iris and Linda still were present. After that tour TD started the so-called Quantum Years with three concerts in Australia as a four man/woman band with the new member Ulrich Schnauss. Enjoy this special concert as a very good mixture of classic and earlier TD tracks, at the same time this DVD is a wonderful memory of one of the last concerts with the mastermind of TD Edgar Froese.

Yes - Yesspeak [Import] DVD $32.95o



Blu-Ray

Asia - Axis XXX: Live San Francisco Blu-ray $22.98
The rock band Asia celebrated the 30th Anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a concert at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco in 2012. This is a documentation of that stunning performance. Featuring original members John Wetton: Bass / Vocals; Steve Howe: Guitar; Geoff Downes: Keyboards / Vocals; Carl Palmer: Drums.

Police - Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police Blu-ray $24.98
Based on the acclaimed memoir by renowned guitarist Andy Summers, Can t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police follows Summers journey from his early days in the psychedelic 60's music scene, when he played with The Animals, to chance encounters with drummer Stewart Copeland and bassist Sting, which led to the formation of a punk trio, The Police. The band s phenomenal rise and its highly publicized dissolution at the height of their fame in the early 80s was captured by Summers camera. Utilizing rare archival footage, Summers photos, and insights from the guitarist s side of the stage, Can t Stand Losing You brings together past and present as the band members prepare to reunite for the first time in two decades for a global reunion.

Rolling Stones - From the Vault: The Marquee Club Live in 1971 With CD Blu-ray $27.98
'From The Vault' is a series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. 'The Marquee Live In 1971' is the latest addition to the series. The show was filmed at London's legendary Marquee club on March 26th 1971, shortly after the finish of the band's 1971 UK tour and about a month before the release of the 'Sticky Fingers' album in late April. Mick Taylor was now fully integrated into the group and the band had used the tour to showcase some of the tracks from the forthcoming album. The show at the Marquee was filmed for American television and four songs from the 'Sticky Fingers' album were featured, including the rarely performed 'I Got The Blues'. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show.

Yes - Like It Is: Yes Live at Mesa Arts Center Blu-ray $23.98
Yes is one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. On August 12th 2014, YES performed two of their most popular and storied albums of their catalog in their entirety, all in one concert.




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