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Inside Out: Steve
Hackett, Ayreon, Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt, Karmakanic, Fates Warning, The Mute Gods,
Headspace, Three Trapped Tigers, Haken, Spiritual Beggars, Long Distance Calling,
Messenger, Devin Townsend, Caligula's Horse
Radiant: Neal Morse Band
&tc: Asia, Todd Rundgren, Curved Air, Guru Guru Groove Band, Philippe Besombes, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Betty Davis, Eric Gales, Damo Suzuki Network, Xynn, Frank Zappa, Security Project, Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook, Weather Report, Billy Cobham, Captain Beefheart, Budgie, Jerry Goodman, Residents, John Illsley, Wishbone Ash, Rick Wakeman Jeff Wayne & Kevin Peek, Robert Reed, Samurai of Prog, Jean-Michel Jarre, Holger Czukay
Ryko/WEA/ADA: Jeff Beck, Yes, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Scott Walker, John Renbourn & Wizz Jones, Can, John Coltrane, Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Judy Henske & Jerry Yester, Eric Clapton & Guests, Delain, Black Sabbath, Dio, Maynard Ferguson, The Jelly Jam, Pat Metheny, Cuong Vu & Pat Metheny, Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Grateful Dead, Allen Ginsberg, Chicago, Deep Purple, Gordon Lightfoot, Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins
Caroline/EMI: Styx, Deep Purple, Freddie Mercury, Circa, Paco de Lucia & John McLaughlin, DeJohnette Coltrane & Garrison, Erskine Danielsson & Taylor, Bley Swallow & Sheppard, Miroslav Vitous, The Rides, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, The Traveling Wilburys, Paul McCartney, The Zombies, Rainbow, Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders, David Bowie, Micky Dolenz & Davy Jones, John Daversa
Wounded Bird: Iron Butterfly, Delaney & Bonnie, Sly & The Family Stone, James Blood Ulmer, Johnny Otis, Lewis & Clarke Expedition, Melanie, Nicolette Larson, Stooges
Steve Hackett/The Total Experience Live in Liverpool (Acolyte to
Wolflight with Genesis Classics) ....import double CD + double DVD $24.99
Steve Hackett/The Total Experience Live in Liverpool (Acolyte to Wolflight with Genesis Classics) ....Blu-Ray $18.99
A 2CD/2DVD set and a Blu-Ray Edition chronicling Steve Hackett and band playing in one of the artist's favourite cities, Liverpool. The first audio disc contains music spanning Hackett's intriguing solo career, while the second concentrates on the Genesis classics he helped create. The DVDs feature the whole concert plus videos, behind the scenes footage and a rehearsal documentary. The DVDs are NTSC, Region 0 and playable worldwide. An immersive account of a memorable experience.
Ayreon/The Theater Equation ....double CD + DVD $19.99
Ayreon/The Theater Equation ....Blu-Ray $18.99
Ayreon/The Theater Equation [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + double DVD + Blu-Ray $79.99
Ayreon is the brainchild of producer Arjen Lucassen and composed of a superstar cast of progressive rock musicians. Contributors include James LaBrie (Dream Theater) and Anneke van Giersbergen (solo artist, Devin Townsend Project, The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering). This is a truly special moment for Ayreon, as they had never performed live before in 20 years. The make up of the group consisted of too many active touring artists. Over the course of four sold-out shows in September 2015 Ayreon had their first and last ever performances. On the last night they filmed a performance of their legendary album 'The Human Equation' in Rotterdam.
Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt/The Invention of Knowledge ....CD $16.99
Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary Yes singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), have announced the impending release of their collaborative album 'The Invention of Knowledge' via InsideOut Music. The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine's band Transatlantic and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber. The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as 'Tales from Topographic Oceans,' 'Awaken' & 'Olias Of Sunhillow,' but giving it a modern twist. Written & recorded over the course of one and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped & refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realise the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the Yes Symphonic tour) & Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold & Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlow, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas who all provided backing vocals. The full track-listing for the album is as follows: Knowing 17:45, Everybody Heals 13:20, Invention Of Knowledge 23:10, Know 11.20.
Karmakanic/Dot ....CD + DVD $18.99
Karmakanic kicked off their career in 2002, and now, 14 years, four studio albums and two live albums later, they are back with their fifth full-length album, Dot. The band's founder, bassist Jonas Reingold says: "I got my inspiration to start writing Dot when I stumbled upon a text by the famous American author and astronomer Carl Sagan. He was talking about how small and insignificant we are in this vast universe. The inspiration for him was actually a picture of the earth that Voyager 1 took 1990 from the outer areas of our solar system. The earth appeared in the picture as a small pixel, like a pale blue dot suspended in a sunbeam. It's fascinating to think that this little dot is all we are and all we'll ever be It gives us perspective. And I think perspective is a great tool for making good choices. Honestly, is it worth fighting over country borders, go to war, choose hate instead of love when you look at life from this perspective? So I decided to write a song about it: 'God - the universe and everything else no one really cares about.'" This song, presented in two parts, forms the centerpiece of Dot and clocks in just shy of 30 minutes. Other songs are the short rocker "Steer by the Stars," co-written with Jonas's old buddy and colleague from The Tangent, Andy Tillison. Andy also contributes with some roaring Hammond organ on the aforementioned 30-minute epic. Also featured on the album is "Higher Ground," a "mini epic" where Jonas writes about his upbringing and the good and bad of growing up in a small Swedish town; and "Traveling Minds," a majestic symphonic piece that brings us back to the vibe of the Yes classic "And You and I." Karmakanic 2016 includes prominent members such as Morgan Agren, a Grammy-winning musician on both sides of the Atlantic and known from his work with Frank Zappa, Kaipa, Steve Vai, Tony Iommy, Terry Bozzio, and was voted No. 1 in Modern Drummer's Readers Poll in 2010. Goran Edman worked with Swedish stringbender Yngwie Malmsteen between 1990-1992, touring the world and recorded the album Fire and Ice, and Eclipse. Lalle Larsson is a leading star on the progressive rock scene having recorded with artists such as Agents of Mercy, Jon Anderson, Gary Willis, and Randy Brecker. He has also released three albums with his own Lalle Larsson's Weaveworld.
Fates Warning/Theories Of Flight ....double CD $16.99
Fates Warning's twelfth album, Theories Of Flight, presents a new facet of the band's signature mix of melodic finesse, virtuoso performance and brooding melancholy. The Progressive Metal titans return in style. Double cd, the second disc features previously unreleased acoustic performances.
The Mute Gods/Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me ....CD $16.99
Supergroup ahoy! Nick Beggs, Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann join forces to deliver an engaging and expansive Rock music for the thinking person. The album's tracks explore governments, corporations, media, and religious institutions, and look at how society is driven to distraction by these forces, taking focus away from important issues and meaningful personal priorities. Musically, the album seamlessly shifts from all-out progressive rock assaults to adventurous pop accessibility.
Headspace/All that You Fear Is Gone ....CD $16.99
The progressive metal supergroup - featuring Damian Wilson, Adam Wakeman, Lee Pomeroy (Steve Hackett, It Bites), Pete Rinaldi and Adam Falkner - return with the concept album All that You Fear Is Gone. Described by Prog magazine as, 'One of the most engaging and exciting heavy prog bands,' All that You Fear Is Gone is a powerful work that reflects upon 'the inability of the group to control the individual.'
Three Trapped Tigers/Silent Earthling ....CD $16.99
Three Trapped Tigers second album Silent Earthling is its first for the Superball label. Shimmering sci-fi explorations and rich cinematic landscapes collide with pulsing electronics, mammoth riffs and pounding drums to make one of the most enjoyable and inventive instrumental rock albums of the decade. Using Oblique Strategies, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde worked with the band during the album's writing stages (an experiment so successful that TTT's keyboard player Tom Rogerson is currently working on a collaborative album with Eno). Emotionally rich and warm, yet also dystopian and haunted, Silent Earthling is both gracefully intelligent and wildly primal.
Haken/Affinity ....double CD $17.99
Haken's fourth album sees the band drawing influence from the oft-neglected Progressive scene of the 1980s. "The 1970s was a golden age for prog music," explains guitarist Charles Griffiths. "In the past we've taken a lot from bands of that era, especially Gentle Giant, but this time, we've gone more towards the next decade for our inspiration. It means albums like 90125 from Yes, Toto IV and King Crimson's Three of a Perfect Pair. We all love the sounds they used and we've incorporated some of that approach on Affinity." Includes the 16 minute The Architect featuring Leprous vocalist Einar Solberg.
Spiritual Beggars/Sunrise to Sundown ....CD $16.99
Traditionally, Spiritual Beggars albums always turn out a little bit different from their predecessors. Sunrise to Sundown is no exception, to the point that the album's diversity was a cause for concern for Amott. "When we come together we sound a certain way, but it's definitely more diverse," Amott says of the album. "There are a couple songs that actually go back to the '90s era, very riff-oriented, no traditional song structure, and some longer songs. I was a little worried about that initially because I was wondering if it was going to make any sense to people. Listening to the mixes while on the road with Arch Enemy, it makes sense to me now. It sounds like Spiritual Beggars." Spiritual Beggars is a long running success in spite of - or perhaps because of - Amott's ongoing full metal assault with Arch Enemy. He has always insisted that he would never do two bands that sound similar, and credits Spiritual Beggars for being the haven he can get his rocks off doing something totally different.
Long Distance Calling/Trips ....CD $16.99
After releasing three highly successful albums, "Avoid the Light," "Long Distance Calling," "The Flood Inside," via SuperBall Music, Long Distance Calling have moved to InsideOut Music for future albums including their upcoming one, "Trips." After working on "Trips" together with Vincent Sorg at Principal Studios the band is looking forward to breaking the news about the album as well as their new line-up: "Since he wanted to focus on his private life Martin 'Marsen' Fischer has decided to step back from Long Distance Calling, but he didn't leave without recording most of the keyboards and sound effects on 'Trips.' In true Long Distance Calling fashion we have another surprise up our sleeves and would like to introduce Petter Carlsen on vocals. About half of the new songs come with vocals and Petter did one hell of a job. We are really happy to have him on board for 'Trips!' In case his name rings a bell you are totally right: He already did vocals on the song 'Welcome Change' on the album 'The Flood Inside.' We are sure that you'll love the new stuff with him singing!" Petter has the following to add about him doing the vocals on "Trips": "I instantly became a fan of Long Distance Calling the moment we met on tour with Anathema back in 2010 - both their music and their personalities. I am grateful that they made a long distance calling to Norway, asking me to join in on this album, and I am very proud to be a part of it. We had a great time at Principal Studios, it was a focused, relaxed and very creative atmosphere at the same time. It was a pleasure to add my color to these well-crafted songs." Long Distnace Calling are already itching to present songs from "Trips" live: "More news and details about 'Trips' will follow shortly and we cannot wait to hit the road again and bring you some love! Florian, Dave, Jan & Janosch"
Messenger/Threnodies ....CD $16.99
Messenger's 2016 studio release Threnodies is a deep and enthralling listen. A modern day mix of Floyd-tinged progressive rock, hard rock and psychedelia. Recorded during an intense three month period at North London's Orgone Studios, and with Gomez-Arellano handling production duties, Threnodies could not help but be coloured by world events that occurred during its completion, not least the tragic shootings in Paris of November 2015. And indeed the album title refers to hymns or prayers to the dead. It all adds a gritty realism to proceedings which merely enhances the overall impact of this remarkable achievement. Threnodies stands as a deep and enthralling listen. A modern day mix of progressive rock, hard rock and psychedelia that looks set to carry Messenger's remarkable journey ever onwards into the future...
Devin Townsend/Casualties of Cool ....double CD + DVD $19.99
You may know Devin Townsend as the founder of Strapping Young Lad, or as part of Steve Vai's Sx & Religion, but you can forget all that for now. Casualties of Cool is an escape from over 20 years of relentless productivity and of the pre-conceptions surrounding his work. A project over four years in the making, Casualties of Cool revisits the rootsy country and North American folk music of Townsend's youth. Townsend considers the album as a chance to switch off from the hyper-accelerated world. The themes of the record surround what he believes to be a bridge in his career; an acceptance of the artist he is today and an embrace of the fear of leaving behind what people know of him. A 2cd/1dvd set. The dvd (ntsc, region 0) features a previously unreleased live performance filmed at a sold out show at London's beautiful Union Chapel (plus an interview and two music videos).
Caligula's Horse/Bloom ....CD $16.99
The third studio album by Australian progressive alternative rock band Caligula's Horse and its first for the Inside Out label. Bloom presents a powerful music that bridges the gap between dynamic riffing, meaningful songwriting and instrumental prowess.
Neal Morse Band/Alive Again ....double CD + DVD $24.99
Neal Morse Band/Alive Again ....Blu-Ray $18.99
Riding on the tremendous success of their breakthrough album, The Grand Experiment, The Neal Morse Band set out on a tremendously successful world tour in the spring of 2015. Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy have teamed up with Randy George, Eric Gillette, and Bill Hubauer to create one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Full stop. The Alive Again package shows them at the top of their form performing for a rousing audience in Holland March 6, 2015.
Asia/British Live Performance Series ....CD $14.99
ASIA - British Live Performance Series - Recorded in 1990 in Nottingham, England, the album finds the group in epic form. Founder members John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoff Downes link with guitarist Pat Thrall to present a live greatest hits, from the three major singles - "Heat Of The Moment," "Only Time Will Tell" and "Sole Survivor" - from their first album through to later highlights "Go" and "Voice Of America." With the help of label boss David Geffen and manager John Kalodner, the band would become one of MTV's biggest stars then, and a classic rock staple now. This show captures Asia at their best - in concert, where their virtuoso musicianship can be best appreciated. No studio trickery is needed to recreate the music for which the band is rightly known. Defiantly rock-based anthems like "Time Again" and "The Heat Goes On" that had illuminated the sterile, electronic '80s remained relevant in a new decade. As Carl Palmer put it, this was - and is - "English rock with a technical side - sophisticated rock mixed in with melodies and singles."
Todd Rundgren/An Evening with Todd Rundgren-Live at the
Ridgefield ....CD + DVD $16.99
Todd Rundgren/An Evening with Todd Rundgren-Live at the Ridgefield ....Blu-Ray $16.99
An incredible concert experience, a multi-media extravaganza available on CD, DVD and Blu-ray, and starring classic rock icon and famed songwriter/producer Todd Rundgren! Includes some of Todd's best known songs including "Hello It's Me" and "Bang on the Drum" PLUS fan favorites that haven't been performed live in decades! Recorded live at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on December 15, 2015! CD/DVD package comes in a special 6-panel digipak!
Curved Air/Tapestry of Propositions ....import CD $21.99
The first volume of the Curved Air Rarities Series comprises an hour long version of the 1970 Francis Monkman composed classic Propositions (from the band's debut release). Featuring 17 live improvisations that have developed out of the piece, the interpretations have been edited together to create a suite. A glorious example of Curved Air at its most unfettered and adventurous.
Guru Guru Groove Band/The Birth of Krautrock 1969 ....CD $14.99
2016 release. This newly discovered gem documenting the inception of Krautrock finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier. This historically important release was recorded in a small studio in Heidelberg Germany 1969 with Neumeier and future Guru Guru member Uli Trepte as well as a host of guest musicians, taking loads of LSD, and performing a collective free style modal improvisation that would form the foundation of many Krautrock bands to come. Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artists, such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Rolling Stones and early Pink Floyd.
Philippe Besombes/Anthology 1975-1979 ....4 CD Box Set $34.99
A deluxe limited edition 4CD box set of studio albums by France's pioneering electronic avant garde artist, Philippe Besombes! Includes the dramatic electro-acoustic experimental soundtrack for the 1975 film Libra, plus the 1979 solo album as well as both albums by Besombes' progressive electronic group Hydravion! Comes packaged in a sturdy box with individual sleeves for each CD as well as a booklet containing extensive liner notes written by Dave Thompson based on a brand new interview with Besombes!
Quicksilver Messenger Service/Live Across America 1967-1977 [Limited Edition Box] ....5 CD Box Set $45.99
Limited five CD set containing vintage live recordings from San Francisco's most renowned psychedelic jam band, Quicksilver Messenger Service - available here for the first time! This set features the classic QMS line-up with the twin guitar attack of Gary Duncan and John Cipollina tearing through fan favorites including "Who Do You Love?," "Gold & Silver," "Pride Of Man," "Mona," and lots more.
Betty Davis/The Columbia Years 1968-1969 ....CD $17.99
Miles Davis fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Davis's wife Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, John McLaughlin and Herbie Hancock (other players included Harvey Brooks, Billy Cox, Wayne Shorter, and Larry Young). These historic sessions predate Miles' revolutionary album Bitches Brew, and are considered the true birth of his jazz-rock explorations, as well as the roots of Betty's groundbreaking mid-1970s funk albums. Unique, fresh, and futuristic - featuring jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and fusion (long before the term became commonplace) - the songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence Clearwater Revival and Cream. Additionally included is the re-release of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders.
Eric Gales/A Night on the Sunset Strip ....CD + DVD $15.99
Deluxe CD/DVD edition. Blues rock phenom Eric Gales brings his fiery six-string pyrotechnics deep into the heart of Hollywood's famed music scene on this spectacular concert package! Gales let's loose on a string of Southern fried soulful blues favorites from his back catalog including "Block The Sun" and "The Open Road" plus tracks from his most recent album Good For Sumthin' including a smokin' hot cover of The Stones's "Miss You!" Features a special guest appearance by Good For Sumthin' producer Raphael Saadiq bass.
Damo Suzuki Network/Floating Element ....CD $14.99
From the innovative vocalist of legendary Krautrock group, Can, comes this incredible live album recorded in the Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 2007! This amazing performance combines Damo's inimitable, improvisational vocalizations with a modern classical string quartet to create music that defies categorization and is utterly riveting!
Xynn/The Complete Anthology 1979-1983 ....double CD $14.99
The complete recordings by German multi-media artist Michael S. Winter, better known as Xynn! Dubbed "the German answer to David Bowie," Winter combined music with pantomime, theater fragments, and costumes to create revolutionary performance art that matched the dramatic and innovative compositions on his three studio albums! For fans of Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, and Neu!
Frank Zappa/Lumpy Money: Project-Object ....triple CD $29.99
Lumpy Money part of a Zappa Family Trust Project/Object Audio Documentary series celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Frank Zappa's Masterworks 'Lumpy Gravy' & 'We're Only in It for the Money.' Contains unique & rare versions of both legendary albums (released digitally in pristine audio quality for the 1st time), nuggets from the Vault (studio outtakes, single versions, instrumental mixes, FZ interviews) with extensive booklet featuring photos & liner notes from David Fricke & Gail Zappa.
Frank Zappa/Road Tapes Venue #1 ....double CD $21.99
The Road Tapes Series focuses on audio from the Vault that is historical yet sonically less than stellar. Described by the man himself as 'Guerilla Recordings,' Frank Zappa tried to document every performance. Road Tapes Venue #1, first in the series, takes us to summertime '68, Vancouver, B.C., where the Mothers of Invention played Kerrisdale Arena to an enthusiastic crowd. Captured on mono reel-to-reel, the concert is inspired and showcases a mixture of classic Mothers & live improvisations.
Frank Zappa/Road Tapes Venue #2 ....double CD $21.99
Road Tapes Venue #2 takes us back to August '73 in Helsinki, Finland. The performances, compiled from 3 shows at Finlandia Hall, are recorded by engineer Kerry McNabb while on his first tour with FZ. This band consists of a lineup that is often regarded as one of FZ's finest. Stars like George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Ruth Underwood shine. The compositions become increasingly challenging yet still maintain the humor expected at a live Zappa show. A potent and rewarding release.
Frank Zappa/Road Tapes Venue #3 ....double CD $21.99
Road Tapes Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.
Security Project/Live 1 ....CD $16.99
The timeless music of Peter Gabriel finds new life with The Security Project. Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band take these classics and give them new wings for the 21st Century. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His startling interpretations add a haunting authenticity to the live shows. This live CD (part 2 out in October) is a first - no one has dared take on Gabriel's material at this level before. These immaculate arrangements show a live band brewing something deep from these original musical recipes. The Security Project tours worldwide. A West Coast tour starts in May and an East Coast one in October.
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook/Dark Side of the Moog Vol 5-8 ....5 CD Set $32.99
The influence Pete Namlook had on Klaus Schulze's music in the middle of the nineties should not be taken lightly, because although Klaus dearly loved those early analogue elements from his own music, they had become, to an extent, lost. It was Pete who fortified him to go back to the analogue charm of his early albums and it was Pete who supported him in the modification of his analogue instruments, leading finally to the epoch-making Schulze album from 1996, "Are You Sequenced?" For Namlook, the curiosity of Klaus Schulze and their collaboration on a level playing field of mutual respect was inspiring: And so a legendary series of recordings was born. 'Dark Side Of The Moog' grew more or less unplanned to a sprawling, stately-sized series of eleven volumes recorded between 1994 and 2008, only ending with the early, tragic death of Pete on November 8th 2012. Retrospectively, the approach to and exchange of music and ideas, the growing together and cross-pollination of emotion and logic, makes for a rewarding and fascinating listening experience that still holds it's own today. This five CD box set continues the Dark Side of the Moog series with volumes 5-8 including Psychedelic Brunch, The Final Dat, Obscured by Klaus, and Careful with that AKS Peter. The bonus fifth disc includes the tracks SQ1, Voices in the Dark and SQ4.
Klaus Schulze & Pete Namlook/Dark Side of the Moog Vol 9-11 ....import 5 CD Boxed Set $45.99
Five CD set contains Set the Control to the Heart of the Mother, Astro Know Me Domina, The Heart of Our Nearest Star (2 CDs), and Hamburg
Weather Report/Morning Lake - TV Broadcast 1972 ....DVD $11.99
It goes without saying that Weather Report were one of the most influential jazz rock bands of the '70s and '80s. Formed by keyboard player Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, both participants in Miles Davis' groundbreaking Bitches Crew, this DVD comprises an exciting previously unreleased live performance, recorded in 1972.
Weather Report/Rockpalast Live in Offenbach 1978 ....import double CD + DVD $19.99
Live in Offenbach 1978 is a live recording of the band Weather Report. The concert was on 29 September 1978 under Rockpalast in Stadthalle Offenbach received, three months before the Grammy-winning live album 8:30.
Billy Cobham/Broad Horizon ....CD $14.99
In the summer of 2016, Billy Cobham & Frankfurt Radio Big Band will release a CD titled "Broad Horizon," a brand new fusion/rock full length album. Ever since his breakthrough in the early 1970s - as a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and as a drummer/leader whose recordings (such as Spectrum 40 and Tales from the Skeleton Coast) and powerful, complex style of play exerted a strong influence on the course of jazz and jazz-fusion - Billy Cobham has remained a tireless musical explorer. Panamanian by birth, a New Yorker by upbringing, and a resident of Switzerland for more than 25 years, Cobham has pursued an ever-broadening, ever-deepening engagement with the world not only as a master drummer and percussionist but as a composer, producer, educator, and clinician who gives service through music even as he constantly expands his personal creative expression.
Captain Beefheart/Somewhere over California: Live at the Country Club Reseda California 1981 ....import double CD $26.99
Don Van Vliet was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band (19651982), with whom he recorded 13 studio albums. Noted for his powerful singing voice with its wide range, Van Vliet also played the harmonica, saxophone and numerous other wind instruments. His music blended rock, blues and psychedelia with avant-garde and contemporary experimental composition. Beefheart was also known for exercising an almost dictatorial control over his supporting musicians, and for often constructing myths about his life. As Beefheart.com put it: "Autumn 1980 through January 1981 Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band promoted their latest album, Doc at the Radar Station, with a tour in Europe and the States. However, as Don hadn't performed live for well over a year and a half, it took a while before he found the right groove. After a terrible first week, the group came into shape (also because last-minute member Richard Snyder 'fell in place') and when the band returned to the USA in late November it was tight. One of the last concerts of what would turn out to be Beefheart's last tour, took place on January 29, 1981 in one of the many towns surrounding Los Angeles.
Budgie/MCA Albums 1973-1975 ....import triple CD $24.99
Three CD set. Often thought of as a cross between Black Sabbath and Rush, the underappreciated outfit has influenced countless acts. This compilation contains their three classic albums that were recorded for MCA and are regarded as classics of the genre; Never Turn Your Back on a Friend, In for the Kill and Bandolier. These albums have, for the first time, been remastered from original tapes and include a booklet containing a new essay by Classic Rock's Malcolm Dome and photos and information from the era. This set provides a great starting on point for anyone interested in the band.
Jerry Goodman/Violin Fantasy ....CD $14.99
Brilliant collection of brand new and rare tracks from the greatest rock violinist ever, Jerry Goodman! Includes brand new covers of hard rock favorites "Enter Sandman," "Don't Stop Believin,'" "Eye of the Tiger," "The Final Countdown," and more plus 2 new compositions "In the Realm of the Netherworld" and "Violin Fantasy" and lots more! Features guest performances by Rick Wakeman, Tony Levin, Billy Sherwood, and Nektar!
Residents/Daydream B-Liver ....CD $19.99
Daydream B-Liver was released by The Residents' Fan Club UWEB in 1991. It's an assortment of music from the years 1971 to 1991. The oldest material is a recording of a live show at The Boarding House in '71. The Residents were assisted by Snakefinger for the event. Then there is three tracks from the Stars & Hank Forever sessions that were not used on the original album. Daydream in Space was recorded by the band especially for this compilation. It is a nod to Sun Ra and Barry White. Dog Glue is an unused snippet from the Baby King music used on The King and Eye. The 1990s are represented by music from the Freak Show and Cube E sessions, including a live rehearsal for a German TV show. The song that gives the album its title (apart from it being part B of Liver Music) is a cover version of The Monkees' hit single of the (nearly) same name. As a bonus, we have included the Special Almost Dance Mix of Hit the Road Jack, a song that The Residents recorded in 1987 as a follow-up to Kaw-Liga. This version has previously never been available on CD.
John Illsley/Long Shadows ....import CD $25.99
2016 release, the sixth solo studio album from multiple Brit and Grammy award winner John Illsley. After cutting his teeth as bass player and one of the founding members of Dire Straits, Illsley has also released a steady stream of solo material, an output that, although never rushed, has been critically acclaimed. Undertaking lead vocal, acoustic guitar and bass duties on all of the album's eight tracks, Illsley's unmistakable sound, approach to arrangement and song writing is paired with his faultless lyrical storytelling. A departure from the previous album's themes of personal trials and tribulations, Illsley comments that the lyrical content pertains to "the obvious political and social elements which have always concerned me." Illsley enlisted a roster of top friends and musicians for this release, including Simon Johnson (Lana Del Rey, James Morrison) on electric guitar and Guy Fletcher performing keyboard duties, as well as co-producing the album with Illsley. The Mark Knopfler owned British Grove Studios along with Room with a View Studio and A Bay Studios were used to record and produce the record, with Illsley's children Jess and Dee Dee Illsley also contributed backing vocals.
Wishbone Ash/Live to Air ....import CD $19.99
The best of Wishbone Ash broadcasting live.
Rick Wakeman, Jeff Wayne & Kevin Peek/Beyond the Planets import CD $21.99
Have you even wondered what would happen if the king of progressive rock keyboards teamed up with the bloke who wrote The War of the Worlds rock opera and the guitarist with the late lamented classical rock group Sky? Well, you need wonder no longer! Beyond the Planets is essentially the performance of Holst's The Planets in a rock context. Wayne's contribution is limited to the composition of an Overture for the album. As this ends, some brief narration by Patrick Allen is heard. Allen does a great impression of Richard Burton, which when combined with Wayne's distinctive sound, immediately creates echoes of War of the Worlds. Allen returns a couple of times during the album to link tracks together with further brief narration. The familiar introduction to "Mars" (as used by Rainbow on "Eyes of the World" among many others) then takes over, and we launch into a full rendition of "The Planets Suite." The music is performed dramatically and faithfully throughout, with Peek using various guitar sounds according to the mood of the piece.
Robert Reed/Sanctuary II ....import double CD + DVD $28.99
Tigermoth Records is pleased to announce the release of the follow up to the acclaimed 2014 "Sanctuary" album by multi-instrumentalist and producer Robert Reed (Magenta / Kompendium / Kiama / Chimpan A). "Sanctuary II" is produced, mixed and engineered by Reed, who also plays most of the instruments himself, although for this new album he is joined by legendary drummer Simon Phillips (Toto / Mike Oldfield / The Who) while the original "Tubular Bells" production team of Tom Newman and Simon Heyworth have once again made important contributions to the sound of the album. Robert comments about the spirit behind the two Sanctuary albums: "There's a well-known interview with Mike Oldfield in which he said that he was so disappointed that nobody had carried the torch forward that he had lit with 'Tubular Bells' - creating long form music; completely hand-played with real instruments; music that relied on emotion and melody; music you could lose yourself in. What I am trying to do with the "Sanctuary" albums is to carry that ideal forward." Robert also discusses the participation of legendary drummer Simon Phillips on "Sanctuary II": "I wanted to do something different on this new album. I had played all the instruments on the first, so this time I decided to use real drums. There was one person at the top of my wish list, and it was Simon Phillips. I grew up listening to Simon's playing on Mike Oldfield's "Crises" album, and went to see him play with Mike at Wembley. I could never have thought, then, that one day he would play on my own album. I feel amazingly lucky. His trademark sound is perfect for the album. It really has taken 'Sanctuary II' to another level." The album will be released as a 3 disc set. CD1 will contain the new album while CD2 includes unreleased tracks, remixes and Tom Newman's alternative mixes. The third disc will be a DVD containing the 5.1 mix of the album and various promotional and interview videos.
Samurai of Prog/Lost & Found ....import double CD $32.99
The Samurai of Prog will release their new double album, "Lost and Found," this summer. Working with original members of Pavlov's Dog, Lift, Cathedral, Odyssey, and Quill, the band has discovered lost prog epics from the 1970s. Because of dissolving record contracts, band line-up changes, and the shifting landscape of popular music, these amazing compositions were never properly recorded...until now! The Samurai have created stunning, brand-new versions, and the result is a prog-lover's paradise. The recording is audiophile quality. The band remains the core trio of Marco Bernard, Kimmo Porsti and Steve Unruh, plus Stefan Renstrom and Tom Doncourt. Special guests include Jon Davison (Yes), Mark Trueack (UPF, Unitopia), K. Alan Shikoh (Glass Hammer), David Myers (The Musical Box, solo artist), Linus Kase (Anglagard), Chip Gremillion (Lift), Keith Christian (Quill), Johan Oijen (Brighteye Brison), and Steve Scorfina (Pavlov's Dog). Album includes a 57 minute-track "The Demise" written by Ken DeLoria and other Quill members.
|Jean-Michel Jarre/Electronica 1: The Time Machine ....CD $14.99||Jean-Michel Jarre/Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise ....CD $14.99|
Jarre recorded Vol 1 & 2 with more than 30 collaborators, showing the true extent of his range, his reach and his influence in the wider music world. Tapping new artists like Gesaffelstein and Little Boots alongside electronic music veterans such as Massive Attack and Moby, and fellow pioneers Tangerine Dream, John Carpenter or even The Who's Pete Townshend, Electronica tells Jarre's own personal history of electronic music.
Holger Czukay/Movie! ....CD $15.99
A welcome 2016 reissue of Holger Czukay's revolutionary 1979 album (with a contemporary twist on the title and cover image). Fusing experimental jams and inventive song fragments with media samples from film, television, and short-wave radio, Art Rock creatively collides with World Music on an album that proved a huge influence on David Byrne, Brian Eno and David Sylvian (amongst others). Features fellow Can member Jaki Liebezit on drums and percussion.
Jeff Beck/Loud Hailer ....CD $17.99
Jeff Beck/Loud Hailer (180 Gram Vinyl) ....vinyl LP $27.99
Loud Hailer, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck's first studio album in six years, will be released as a CD that combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love. Loud hailer, which is another name for a megaphone, is a suitable moniker for an album that isn't shy about speaking its mind. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains, "I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view." To help him write the 11 tracks on Loud Hailer, Beck enlisted two fierce young females from London - singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. Beck produced Loud Hailer with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Rosie and Carmen. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti. Bones lends her powerful voice to nine of the 11 songs on Loud Hailer, which is then rounded out by two signature Beck instrumentals. This will also be released on 180 gram vinyl.
Yes/Tales from Topographic Oceans (180 Gram Vinyl) ....double vinyl LP $39.99
Tales from Topographic Oceans is the sixth studio album from the English rock band Yes, originally released as a double album on December 7, 1973 by Atlantic Records. It is a concept album based on singer Jon Anderson's interpretation of a footnote in Autobiography of a Yogi (1946) by Paramahansa Yogananda that describes four bodies of Hindu texts, collectively named the shastras. After he pitched the idea to guitarist Steve Howe, the two wrote the themes and instrumentation of four, side long tracks based on each text. Following its release, Tales from Topographic Oceans received a mixed critical reception and became a symbol of progressive rock excess with its detailed concept and lengthy songs. However it was a commercial success, becoming the first UK album to qualify for Gold certification based on pre-orders alone. It topped the UK Album Chart for two weeks and reached number 6 in the US, where it reached Gold certification for over 500,000 copies sold. This will be released as a 2LP on 180 gram vinyl.
|David Bowie/Outside ....CD $13.99||David Bowie/Earthling ....CD $13.99||David Bowie/Hours ....CD $13.99|
Outside was a concept album first released on September 25, 1995 by David Bowie, his 19th studio album. The album was Bowie's reunion with Brian Eno, whom Bowie had worked with most famously on his Berlin Trilogy in the 1970s. Subtitled "The Ritual Art-Murder of Baby Grace Blue: A non-linear Gothic Drama Hyper-Cycle," Outside centers on the characters of a dystopian world on the eve of the 21st century. The album put Bowie back into the mainstream scene of rock music with its singles "The Hearts Filthy Lesson," "Strangers When We Meet," and "Hallo Spaceboy" (remixed by the Pet Shop Boys). Earthling is the 20th studio album by David Bowie, originally released in February 1997. The album showcases an electronica-influenced sound partly inspired by the industrial and drum and bass culture of the 1990s. This was the first album Bowie self-produced since his 1974 album Diamond Dogs. Shortly after the release of this album, Bowie received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hours is the 21st studio album by English singer David Bowie, originally released on October 4, 1999. This was the first complete album by a major artist available to download over the Internet, preceding the physical release by two weeks.
|Peter Gabriel/So ....double vinyl LP $39.99||Peter Gabriel/Us ....triple vinyl LP $39.99||Peter Gabriel/Up ....triple vinyl LP $39.99|
180g vinyl re-issues, 45RPM half-speed remastered and numbered limited editions. After last year's hugely successful vinyl reissues of Peter Gabriel's first four self-titled albums three more studio albums So, Us and Up are also now receiving the same treatment. So, Us & Up have been Half-Speed Remastered and cut to lacquers at 45RPM to deliver maximum dynamic range in the sound. So is released across 2 x heavyweight LPs whilst US and UP are on 3 x heavyweight LPs with music on five sides and a special logo etching on the sixth side. The vinyl was cut by Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering, mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis and overseen by Peter's main sound engineer Richard Chappell. Gatefold sleeves utilise imagery from the original LP inner bags and all images are newly re-scanned. Contains a download card with a choice of digital download (Hi-Res 24bit or 16bit). Limited Editions and Numbered. The first of Peter's studio albums to have a proper title So was a watershed release with its perfect marriage of the artistic and the commercial. The album, produced by Daniel Lanois, features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Laurie Anderson, Kate Bush and Youssou N'Dour and contains some of Peter's most recognisable and popular songs. Us is one of Peter's most personal and confessional records as he explored and dissected many of the relationship problems he was facing at that time. But Us is far from being bleakly introspective featuring several songs that have gone on to be amongst the most cherished in the Gabriel songbook. Up reveals itself to be another deeply personal statement with birth and death being near constant themes: it is what Peter calls a "book-end" record. Mostly recorded at Real World Studios the album came from hundreds of hours of recordings ultimately slimmed down to ten tracks. Produced by Peter and mixed by Tchad Blake and Stephen Hague.
Scott Walker/The Childhood of a Leader (OST) ....CD $15.99
4AD will release Scott Walker's soundtrack to Brady Corbet's dramatic film The Childhood of a Leader. It is Walker's first OST work since his remarkable score for Pola X in 1999. His dramatic contribution is at the heart of the film, a tense semi-fictional film, inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre's short story of the same name, that follows the complicated formative years of young boy growing in France in 1918 who witnesses the signing of the Treatment of Versailles. Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Pete Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (orchestra, conductor), and were both involved in the live score performance by an orchestra of 80 that closed Rotterdam Film Festival last month.
John Renbourn & Wizz Jones/Joint Control ....CD $15.99
Riverboat Records is delighted and proud to be releasing Joint Control whose 13 songs wonderfully embody the fruits of the friendship between John Renbourn and Wizz Jones, capturing the two great artists and consummate guitarists performing together live and in the studio. The album is all the more poignant because it represents the final recordings by John Renbourn, the final tracks made just days before his death on 26 March 2015 from a heart attack at his home in Hawick in the Scottish borders. At the time of John's death, Joint Control was almost entirely finished. The pair had been working together since the start of the year in a small studio, about an hour from John's Hawick home. Alongside the sheer artistry of their playing you can't escape the warmth of the camaraderie permeating these performances. Most of the songs are drawn from a repertoire honed through their touring together since 2012; the only original composition, Wizz's instrumental 'Balham Moon,' was recorded at the insistence of John, who also gave it a title. Of course, many of the songs date back to that extraordinary period of the 1960s when Wizz and John first met, reflecting the ideas and techniques that were shared by all the young British pickers and the influences which neither Wizz nor John would have hesitated to acknowledge - Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Josh White and Davy Graham. Joint Control is fundamentally steeped in the history of British folk music in the 1960s with many songs by Wizz and John's contemporaries such as Al Jones and Archie Fisher.
Can/Can ....CD $14.99
1979's self-titled Can release is being reissued on CD. This is the first standard CD issue of the album in the US (previously it was only available on SACD). With recognizable guitar riffs taking the place of what used to be outpourings of distortion and rumbling feedback, Can takes on a milder, calmer tone throughout the whole album. The two opening tracks, "All Gates Open" and "Safe," are straight-ahead pieces, with fragments of effects and decorative devices aiding Michael Karoli's vocals, but both songs do employ some avid keyboard inundations from Irmin Schmidt. Former bassist Holger Czukay's involvement with this album is limited to tape editing. "Ethnological Forgery Series No. 99" is the album's most attractive cut, which is actually an electronic creation of "Can Can," implementing overruns of blurry guitar and sharp synthesizer in order to create the traditional melody. The three minutes of "Can Be" is pure synth and percussion. With Czukay and other members soon departing for solo careers, it proved to be Can's last album before their initial hiatus in 1981. The Can album features the band line-up of: Michael Karoli (guitar / vocal / bass on 'Can Be'), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards / synthesizers), Jaki Liebezeit (drums), Rosko Gee (bass) & Reebop Kwaku Baah (percussion).
John Coltrane/The Atlantic Years in Mono ....6 CD Boxset $59.99
Six CD set. 2016 box containing mono versions of five of the jazz legend's albums. While John Coltrane first gained attention for his revolutionary "sheets of sound" technique, it was the deep spirituality of his music that really made his recordings as a bandleader such classics. The albums he recorded for Atlantic in 1959 and 1960 represent the heart of his legacy. For the first time since their original release, this box set gathers Coltrane's mono recordings from the Atlantic vaults packaged in an elegant cloth-bound box. Fully remastered versions of original studio albums replicating the original artwork and labels - Giant Steps (1960), Bags & Trane (1961) with Milt Jackson, Ole Coltrane (1962), Coltrane Plays the Blues (1962), The Avant Garde (1966) with Don Cherry. Also includes a bonus album of outtakes. Includes a 32-page perfect-bound booklet, with period photos by Lee Friedlander and liner notes by Grammy-winning jazz writer Ashley Kahn.
Brian Wilson/Brian Wilson and Friends ....CD + DVD
Brian Wilson/Brian Wilson and Friends ....Blu-Ray $16.99
'Brian Wilson and Friends' was recorded live in Las Vegas for Chicago television's prestigious 'Soundstage' program, in December 2014. This "Soundstage" special aired on PBS in April 2015 and was offered as a pledge piece for PBS in DVD and Blu-ray configurations. This is the First time an audio CD has been offered and bonus tracks have been added not included in the original PBS airing. The program features Brian Wilson's phenomenal touring band (including long-time Beach Boys sidemen Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar) along with special guests Mark Isham, Kacey Musgraves, Nate Ruess (front man of Fun) and She & Him. The tremendous set list on the DVD and CD includes the Beach Boys classics' 'Good Vibrations,' 'Don't Worry Baby,' 'Wild Honey,' 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' and many more.
The Beach Boys/Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions ....double CD $26.99
In September of 1961 Al Jardine, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, and Mike Love stepped up to a microphone together for the first time at the home of Hite and Dorinda Morgan to demo The Beach Boys' first three songs. Between that September date and March 1962, before signing a seven-year contract with Capitol Records on May 24, 1962, they committed nine songs to tape under the direction of Hite and Dorinda Morgan. Some iconic, others obscure - "Surfin,'" "Luau," "Lavender," "Surfin' Safari," "Surfer Girl," "Judy," "Beach Boy Stomp" (aka "Karate"), "Barbie," and "What Is a Young Girl Made Of" - every complete take, false start, master take, and every second of studio banter during these historic recordings is gathered on this landmark collection, Becoming The Beach Boys: The Complete Hite & Dorinda Morgan Sessions.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle/Pronto Monto ....CD $14.99
Their 1978 release available on CD for the first time! Kate & Anna McGarrigle appeared on the scene in 1976 with their self-titled debut and a follow-up in 1977. While those two titles have been reissued throughout the years, their third album (which has been out of print since its initial vinyl release) has never been available on CD or digitally. Despite its many charms, it's probably been the least-heard Kate & Anna McGarrigle album. That is about to change. Pronto Monto (a play on the French for "take your coat") appeared in 1978, and featured the sisters' gorgeous vocals and impeccable songwriting, as well as covers and a new track penned by the album's producer David Nichtern - whose "Midnight at the Oasis" was nominated for multiple Grammy®s in 1975. Coincidentally, that Muldaur album was released at the same time that Anna's "Heart Like a Wheel" became the title track of Linda Ronstadt's breakthrough. Backing Kate & Anna on Pronto Monto were a veritable who's who of studio aces including Grady Tate, Steve Gadd, David Spinozza, Tony Levin, Bernard Purdie, and more. This long-time-coming reissue features the release's original 12 tracks, newly remastered by Grammy winner Michael Graves, as well as photos, lyrics, and a new essay from Mark Leviton from conversations/remembrances from Anna McGarrigle, David Nichtern, Lenny Waronker and Joe Boyd. Out of the marketplace for far too long, Pronto Monto fi nally reclaims its place in Kate & Anna McGarrigle's stellar canon. For those who have never heard it, it will be a revelation. For those who have, it's wonderful to welcome it back - almost 4 decades later.
Judy Henske & Jerry Yester/Farewell Aldebaran ....CD $15.99
"A gorgeous blossom of exotic folk-pop, Farewell Aldebaran was mostly overlooked when it was first released in late 1969. Maybe its snarling rockers, genteel ballads and gothic mood pieces made it too difficult to fit into conventional musical categories, or perhaps it simply fizzled due to lack of promotion. Whatever its initial fate, Judy Henske and Jerry Yester's only album as a duo has become a genuine cult classic savored and pondered over by fans for nearly half a century." - from the liner notes by Barry Alfonso. Farewell Aldebaran was brought to life by Judy Henske (dubbed "Queen of the Beatniks" by producer Jack Nitzsche) and Jerry Yester (The Association, Tim Buckley, Tom Waits), and co-produced with Lovin' Spoonful alum, Zal Yanovsky (who also contributed guitar, bass and vocals). Among the many notable contributors are David Lindley, Paul Beaver (of the pioneering electronic music duo Beaver and Krause) and influential jazz bassist, Ray Brown. Omnivore Recordings is proud to reintroduce Farewell Aldebaran nearly fifty years after its first release. This is the first authorized and licensed reissue of this oft-bootlegged psych-folk classic - originally issued on Frank Zappa's inventive Straight Records label - now remastered from the original masters. From baroque pop to guitar-driven rockers, Farewell Aldebaran employs the use of instruments as unconventional as bowed banjos and hammered dulcimers to vocal samples on a Chamberlin tape organ to an early use of the Moog synthesizer on the title track. Farewell Aldebaran still defies classification, but has more than stood the test of time. This long out of print album has now found a home, please say hello to Farewell Aldebaran! Remastered with 5 previously unissued bonus tracks.
Eric Clapton & Guests/Crossroads Revisited: Selections from the Crossroads Guitar Festivals ....3 CD Set $27.99
Nearly four hours of live performances from Eric Clapton's acclaimed Crossroads Guitar Festival are coming to CD for the first time. This new 3 disc collection coming on July 1 will feature 41 tracks of landmark performances from all four Crossroads Guitar Festivals, which were held in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Founded in 2004 by the legendary guitarist, the Crossroads Guitar Festival has given fans an opportunity to witness truly historic performances by some of the world's greatest guitarists. While fans have been able to relive those magical moments thanks to a series of successful DVD and Blu-ray compilations, only a few of those performances have made their way to CD. A veritable "Who's Who" of guitar music can be heard on this set, including Clapton, Jeff Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Billy F Gibbons, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, John Mayer, Carlos Santana, Joe Walsh, Ronnie Wood, and Jimmie Vaughn, just to name a few. Naturally, the all-star jams deliver some of the collection's most unforgettable moments. Held every three years since 2004, the Crossroads Guitar Festival raises funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998 to help people suffering from chemical dependency.
Delain/Moonbathers ....CD $14.99
Delain/Moonbathers [Deluxe] ....double CD $16.99
2016 marks ten years of Delain - and therefore a decade of larger-than-life symphonic metal! The Lunar Prelude EP was a tasty treat earlier this year, but haven't we all been waiting for the main course? Delain's fifth studio album Moonbathers satiates your hunger for the symphonic bombast, catchy hooks and the solid dose of metal that the band is known for. A first glimpse at the depth of the album washes over the listener with 'Hands of Gold' - impelling riffs meet full orchestral grandeur with Alissa White-Gluz reappearing as a special guest. Moonbathers showcases the band from both their most bombastic and sensitive sides as they explore all things nocturnal through an especially varied set of tracks including a surprising cover of classic rock legends Queen. The visual counterpart comes courtesy of longtime collaborator and neo-Victorian romantic Glenn Arthur. With ten years, two EP's and now their fifth full length album under their belt, 2016 will undoubtedly prove to be the biggest year for DELAIN so far! The deluxe 2CD set comes with 4 bonus Live From The Netherlands tracks & 2 bonus Orchestral tracks.
|Black Sabbath/Black Sabbath ....CD $12.99||Black Sabbath/Paranoid ....CD $12.99||Black Sabbath/Master of Reality ....CD $12.99||Black Sabbath/Vol. 4 ....CD $12.99|
|Black Sabbath/Sabbath Bloody Sabbath ....CD $12.99||Black Sabbath/Sabotage ....CD $12.99||Black Sabbath/Technical Ecstasy ....CD $12.99||Black Sabbath/Never Say Die! ....CD $12.99|
Black Sabbath is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band
Black Sabbath. Originally released on February 13, 1970 in the United Kingdom and on June
1, 1970 in the United States, the album reached number eight on the UK Albums Charts and
number 23 on the Billboard charts. Although it was poorly received by most contemporary
music critics, Black Sabbath has since been credited with significantly influencing the
development of heavy metal music. Paranoid is the second studio
album by English metal band Black Sabbath. Originally released in September 1970, it was
the band's only LP to top the UK Albums Chart until the release of 13 in 2013. Paranoid
contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man," "War
Pigs" and the title track, which was the band's only Top 20 hit, reaching number 4 in
the UK charts. It is often regarded as one of the most quintessential and influential
albums in heavy metal history. Master of Reality is their
third studio album. Originally released in July 1971, it is widely regarded as the
foundation of doom metal, stoner rock, and sludge metal. It was certified double platinum
after having sold over 2 million copies. Master of Reality was Black Sabbath's first and
only top 10 album in the US until 13 forty-two years later. Vol. 4
is their fourth studio album, originally released in September 1972. It was the first
album by Black Sabbath not produced by Rodger Bain; guitarist Tony Iommi assumed
production duties. It achieved gold status in less thana month, and was the band's fourth
consecutive release to sell one million copies in theUnited States.
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is their fifth studio album, originally released in December 1973. It was produced by the band and Tom Allom and recorded at Morgan Studios in London in September 1973. For the first time in their career, the band began to receive favourable reviews in the mainstream press, with Rolling Stone calling the album "an extraordinarily gripping affair," and "nothing less than a complete success." Later reviewers such as AllMusic's Eduardo Rivadavia cite the album as "a masterpiece, essential to any heavy metal collection," while also displaying "a newfound sense of finesse and maturity". The album marked the band's fifth consecutive platinum selling album in the United States. Sabotage is their sixth studio album, originally released in July 1975. It was recorded in the midst of litigation with their former manager Patrick Meehan and the stress that resulted from the band's ongoing legal woes infiltrated the recording process, inspiring the album's title. It was co-produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and Mike Butcher. Technical Ecstasy is their seventh studio album, produced by guitarist Tony Iommi and originally released in September 1976. The album was certified Gold on June 19, 1997 and peaked at number 51 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. Never Say Die! is the eighth studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, originally released in September 1978. It was the final Black Sabbath studio album until 2013's 13 to feature vocalist Ozzy Osbourne prior to his departure from the band in 1979, and the last full studio album to feature the band's original lineup. It was certified Gold in the U.S on November 7, 1997.
Dio/A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 ....6 CD Box Set $34.99
Follow Dio through the band's early years with A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993, a new box set that brings together their first six studio albums, each featuring newly remastered sound. It includes: Holy Diver (1983); The Last in Line (1984); Sacred Heart (1985); Dream Evil (1987); Lock Up the Wolves (1990); Strange Highways (1993). This 6CD set will come housed in boxes featuring new artwork by Marc Sasso, who was responsible for many of the band's iconic covers. Ronnie James Dio's sinister howl and wicked songcraft bewitched hard rock fans in the Seventies and Eighties during his memorable stints with Elf, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath. In 1983, the singer formed his own band, launching a successful solo career that led to 10 studio albums and sales of more than 10 million records around the world. After two albums with Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio left in 1982 and formed Dio with fellow Sabbath band mate Vinny Appice on drums. The group's platinum-selling debut Holy Diver arrived in 1983 and is now revered as a heavy metal masterpiece, including two songs that would become rock signatures: the title track and the epic Rainbow in the Dark. The band returned the following year with The Last in Line (1984), which became the band's second platinum seller and included the single Mystery, as well as We Rock, a song the band often used to close its shows. Sacred Heart (1985) achieved gold certification and introduced fans to the concert staple Rock 'n' Roll Children. Dio s fourth studio album, Dream Evil (1987) included the singles All the Fools Sailed Away and I Could Have Been a Dreamer. In the Nineties, the group released two more stellar studio albums. Lock Up the Wolves arrived in 1990 and featured the single Hey Angel and rocking title track. Following a brief reunion with Black Sabbath in 1992, Dio returned with Strange Highways in 1993. The album featured future fan favorites like Jesus, Mary and The Holy Ghost, Evilution, and the title track. Although Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer in 2010, his towering voice and legacy live on. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, co-founded by Wendy Dio, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention when dealing with this deadly disease.
Maynard Ferguson/Complete High Voltage ....double CD $19.99
Hot off the heels of Body & Soul, his self-proclaimed "best album in years," Maynard Ferguson took a severe left turn and reinvented himself in 1987 with High Voltage. By greatly reducing the members of his musical ensemble and creating work within the small-group context, Ferguson once again pushed the boundaries of his genre. Maynard, never one to rest on his laurels, was always experimenting and in the same quality that took Miles Davis from Bebop to Bitches Brew, or Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter's decision to create Weather Report, Ferguson was playing outside the box. Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Maynard Ferguson trust, is once again happy to delve deep into the catalog of this truly legendary jazz great. For the first time in nearly thirty years, all of the recordings that made up High Voltage and High Voltage 2 are compiled together with two previously unissued bonus tracks. With liner notes by Ferguson's co-producer Jim Exon, Complete High Voltage is now a fully realized collection, a complete document of the small-group sound that Ferguson created during this time. Of course, the smaller the band, the bigger the sound and this 2-CD set delivers. Plug in, turn up and enjoy a different Maynard Ferguson experience!
Yes/Fragile (180 Gram Vinyl) ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Fragile is the fourth studio album from progressive rock band Yes, originally released in November 1971 on Atlantic Records. It is their first album recorded with keyboardist Rick Wakeman in the band's line-up after Tony Kaye was fired for having a lack of interest in learning more electronic keyboards. Formed of nine tracks, four are group performances while the remaining five are solo features written by each member. It's cover was designed by Roger Dean, who would design their future band logo, stage sets, and many of their future album covers. Fragile received a positive reception upon it's release and was a commercial and critical success, reaching #4 on the US Billboard Top LPs chart and #7 on the UK Albums Chart. "Roundabout" was released as a single in the US which reached #13 and is one of the band's best known songs.
Yes/Drama ....Vinyl LP $29.99
Limited vinyl LP reissue. Drama is the tenth studio album from the English rock band Yes, released in 1980 on Atlantic Records. It is their only album to feature Trevor Horn in the band's line-up as lead vocalist, following the departure of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in March 1980 after unsuccessful recording sessions in Paris and London for a new album. Horn was joined by Geoffrey Downes, his partner in the new wave band The Buggles. Drama was recorded in a short amount of time as a tour was already booked prior to the change in personnel. It marked a departure in the band's musical direction with songs more accessible and aggressive that featured the use of modern keyboards and a vocoder.
The Jelly Jam/Profit ....CD $15.99
Music Theories Recordings releases 'Profit,' the 4th album of all-star prog rock band The Jelly Jam. The Jelly Jam consists of Ty Tabor of King's X on guitar, keyboards, and vocals; Rod Morgenstein of The Dixie Dregs and Winger on drums and keyboards; and John Myung of Dream Theater on bass, moog, and Chapman stick. After the release of two records under the name Platypus and the departure of keyboardist Derek Sherinian, the remaining members sought a new challenge under the banner of The Jelly Jam. The band's upcoming full-length 'Profit' is a concept album about an apocalyptic future, where the people of earth have abused and exhausted the planet's resources and are forced to either find a new home or face extinction. What started as an outlet for creative surplus, is now an established musical entity.
Pat Metheny/The Unity Sessions ....double CD $20.99
The Unity Sessions is taken from a filmed performance with the Pat Metheny Unity Group that was recently released on DVD; the set comprises 13 songs by Metheny, one he co-wrote with Ornette Coleman, and one well known standard by Ray Noble. In 2013, for the first time since 1980, Metheny recorded with a band that highlighted tenor saxophone. The resulting Unity Band, which went on to win him his 20th Grammy Award, featured Chris Potter on sax and bass clarinet, longtime collaborator Antonio Sanchez on drums, and Ben Williams on bass. Metheny then took that same ensemble into new territory with the addition of his Orchestrion and a focus on more through-composed material and christened the ensemble Pat Metheny Unity Group. The Group's first record, Kin () , was released by Nonesuch in 2014 and was named the best jazz album of the year in the DownBeatReaders Poll Awards. The Group went on a world tour of more than 150 cities; at the end, they hunkered down in a small Manhattan theater to film new performances of music from the original Unity Band, the expansive Kin () , and touchstones from the entirety of Metheny's music catalog. The results were released on DVD last year as The Unity Sessions, and now Nonesuch releases the album of the same name.
Cuong Vu & Pat Metheny/Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny ....CD $16.99
Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny on Nonesuch Records, joins guitarist, composer, and bandleader Pat Metheny with a trio led by longtime Pat Metheny Group trumpeter Cuong Vu. The album comprises five tunes written by Vu plus one by Metheny and one by Andrew D'Angelo. The Cuong Vu Trio includes Stomu Takeishi on bass and Ted Poor on drums. Metheny says of his record with the Trio, "This project is something that Cuong and I have talked about doing for years. For as much as I loved what Cuong has brought to my bands along the way, I always wondered what it would be like to join his group for a project, to see what I might be able to offer those guys. Cuong came up with a great set of tunes for the project, and we all met in NYC for a few days and recorded this music quite quickly and spontaneously." Vu, who first heard a cassette of Metheny's Travels as a teenager and credits it for leading him into a career in music, adds: "Pat came to the session and killed it, taking us to different territories. We (the Trio) assimilated his sound into ours and made music that still felt uniquely ours." The trumpeter has played with a wide range of artists, including Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Dave Douglas, Myra Melford, Cibo Matto, and Mitchell Froom.
Neil Young & Promise of the Real/Earth ....double CD $20.99
Neil Young will release a new album, entitled Earth on Reprise Records. The album features performances of songs from a range of Young's albums,including last year's The Monsanto Years, 1990's Ragged Glory, and 1970's After the Gold Rush.The audio was captured during Young's 2015 tour with The Promise of the Real, fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar) and Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals) - Willie Nelson's sons. The tour included Young performing solo and with the band for a full electric show. A new take on some of Young's most beloved songs, Earth features the live recordings, along with added musical overdubs, as well as sounds of the earth, such as city sounds like car horns, sounds of insects, and animal sounds from bears, birds, crickets, bees, horses, cows - creating a very strange, yet beautiful atmosphere. "Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together," says Young. "Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times."
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Rust Never Sleeps ....DVD
Neil Young & Crazy Horse/Rust Never Sleeps ....Blu-Ray $20.99
The full-length concert film from Neil Young & Crazy Horse's 1978 tour. Featuring the legendary hits "Cinnamon Girl," and "Like a Hurricane." Picture restored from original film negative. 5.1 surround & stereo mixes 24bit/192 kHz. High Resolution Audio.
Neil Young/Human Highway (Director's Cut) ....DVD
Neil Young/Human Highway (Director's Cut) ....Blu-Ray $20.99
Co-written, co-directed, and starring Neil Young. Director's cut with picture and sound rebuilt and restored from original visual and sound sources. 5.1 surround & stereo mixes. 24bit/96kHz/High Resolution Audio.
David Bowie/Changesonebowie ....CD $12.99
Digitally remastered 40th Anniversary edition of David Bowie's first ever best-of compilation. Changesonebowie collected songs from the 1969-1976 period. Two of the tracks, "Ziggy Stardust" and "Suffragette City," had never been released as singles when Changesonebowie was issued, though the former had been the B-side of "The Jean Genie" in November 1972 and the latter would be released as an A-side in July 1976 to help promote the compilation. The cover shot was taken by Tom Kelley, who took the famous nude calendar photographs of Marilyn Monroe on red velvet in 1949. Includes "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Fame," "Golden Years," "The Jean Genie" and many more.
Grateful Dead/Red Rocks Amphitheatre CO (7/8/78) ....triple CD $29.99
Three CD set. In the history of Grateful Dead performances, 1978 is widely praised as one of the group's finest years. This set marks the official debut of one of their first ever performances at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a show highly sought-after by Dead Heads.
Allen Ginsberg/The Last Word on First Blues ....3 CD Box Set $45.99
Internationally revered as a Beat Generation spokesman - Allen Ginsberg's poetry is an iconic part of the counterculture spanning decades. His 1956 epic poem "Howl" inspired the songwriting of Bob Dylan (and others), as well as the 1960s hippies. Punk rock also claimed him as an influence - including recording with The Clash on Combat Rock. In 1971, Allen called on Bob Dylan to record a slew of songs: political, gay rights, and just plain wacky! Along for the ride was Jack Kerouac's musical partner David Amram, Happy Traum, and a young avant-garde cellist, Arthur Russell. Allen was lyricist, composer, and lead vocalist! These 1971 recordings remained dormant until 1983 when they were released as First Blues - coupled with 1976 sessions produced by Columbia Records exec. John Hammond, and 1981 sessions. Along the way, Beat Generation legend Peter Orlovsky and Rolling Thunder Revue sideman David Mansfield joined the festivities too. First Blues has become a cult classic - Omnivore Recordings is proud to reissue that, plus much more, as The Last Word on First Blues - a deluxe package, this 3-CD set contains the original double LP, plus 11 previously unissued songs from 1971 and 1981 sessions, plus demos and live recordings including Dylan and/or Arthur Russell and even a cameo by Don Cherry on kazoo! There's a full color 28-page booklet of rare photos, writings, and drawings from Ginsberg's Archives, an essay from set producer Pat Thomas, featuring interviews with original participants. Mastering and restoration was handled by Grammy winning engineer, Michael Graves. Upon the album's 1983 release, John Hammond stated "I recorded Allen in 1976 but Columbia Records refused to issue the results, considering the songs obscene and disrespectful. I am thrilled to finally be able to present Allen . . . I will present "disrespectful" music like this as often as possible." While today's political right try to limit artistic expression, here is the pioneer of free speech - the mystic Beat poet doing what many forgot he ever did; singing with the most acclaimed songwriter of the rock era: Bob Dylan as well as mentor the work of the late Arthur Russell. The Last Word On First Blues is not only a definitive cultural artifact; it will destroy the best minds of those who hear it.
Chicago/Chicago Quadio Box ....9 Disc Blu-Ray Audio Box Set $149.99
Hot on the heels of Chicago's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the celebration of the legendary "rock band with horns" musical legacy continues with a new boxed set that includes quadraphonic and stereo mixes in high resolution 192/24 DTS-HD Master Audio on nine Blu-ray Audio discs. The Chicago Quadio collection will be housed in a rigid two-piece box, nine albums are presented in sleeves that replicate the original release down to the last detail, including mini posters, and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII. To ensure optimal sound quality, Rhino has remastered each album in both its original quadrophonic and stereo mix on each disc, and so that the quadrophonic mix will play on surround sound systems. Chicago Quadio spans seven years and includes eight studio albums, in addition to Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits. The group's long string of jazz-rock mega hits includes: "Make Me Smile," "Saturday in the Park," "25 or 6 to 4," "Feelin' Stronger Every Day," "If You Leave Me Now," and many more.
Deep Purple/Machine Head (40th Anniversary Edition) ....double CD $18.99
Machine Head is the sixth studio album released by the English hard rock band Deep Purple. It was recorded through December 1971 in Montreux, Switzerland, and released in March 1972. Machine Head is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre. Commercially, it is Deep Purple's most successful album, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks. It reached number 7 in the United States, remaining on the Billboard 20 0for 118 weeks.
Deep Purple/Stormbringer (35th Anniversary Edition) ....double CD $17.99
Repressing. Digitally remastered and expanded 35th Anniversary two CD edition of this 1974 album includes the full remastered album along with the new remixes on the first disc and a disc containing the quadraphonic mix in 5.1 audio as originally released in the USA on Quad reel back in 1974. Stormbringer is the ninth studio album by Deep Purple, released in November 1974. On this album, the soul and funk elements that were only hinted at on Burn are much more prominent.
Deep Purple/Come Taste The Band (35th Anniversary Edition) ....double CD $17.99
Repressing. Digitally remastered and expanded 35th Anniversary edition of this 1975 album includes the original album in remastered form plus a rare US single edit of "You Keep on Moving" on the first disc, and a full album remix and two unissued tracks on the second disc: "Same in LA" a three-minute outtake from the final release in 1975, and "Bolin/Paice Jam" a five-minute instrumental jam with Ian Paice and Tommy Bolin. Come Taste the Band is the 10th studio album by the English rock band Deep Purple originally released in October 1975. The album was co-produced and engineered by the band and longtime associate Martin Birch. It is the only Deep Purple studio record featuring Tommy Bolin, who replaced Ritchie Blackmore on guitar and is also the final of three albums to feature Glenn Hughes on bass and David Coverdale on lead vocals before he later left to form Whitesnake.
Gordon Lightfoot/Songbook ....4 CD Set $39.99
Digitally remastered reissue of this four CD set from the Canadian singer/songwriter. Songbook is a career retrospective and contains 88 songs covering Lightfoot's career, 16 of which are previously unreleased tracks. Gordon Lightfoot has won 15 Juno Awards and been nominated for five Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2001. In May 2003 was made a Companion of the Order of Canada and is also a member of the Order of Ontario, and in 2004 was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins/Show Pieces ....DVD + CD + Book $49.99
DVD and audio CD boxset featuring 100 page + illustrated screenplay / storyboard book by Alan Moore and comic book artist Kristian Hammerstad. The DVD includes 5 short films and extra bonus material including interviews with Alan and Mitch, a total running time of 134 minutes. The soundtrack to the films on CD. Writer Alan Moore - best known for his ground-breaking comic books, including; V For Vendetta, From Hell and Watchmen - and director Mitch Jenkins have made five, richly detailed neo-noir films set in small town England (Northampton) and the parallel universe (Nighthampton). Like a British version of Twin Peaks, these shorts tell the first parts of a huge new Alan Moore story. Notably the project is Moore's first work written specifically for the screen and made with his full input and ongoing creative involvement.
Styx/Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas ....DVD $15.99
Styx/Live at the Orleans Arena Las Vegas ....Blu-Ray $17.99
Filmed in high def and simultaneously released on Blu-ray and DVD. Guest appearance by Don Felder (former Eagles guitarist) on "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" Includes: "Too Much Time on My Hands," "Rockin' the Paradise," "Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)," "Renegade", "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)," & more. Includes: Bonus Interviews: The Styx Family, Touring With Def Leppard, The Business, Rock To The Rescue, At Home; and Photo Gallery.
Deep Purple/Live at the NEC ....DVD $15.99
Recorded in 2002, the farewell show for Jon Lord, founding member of Deep Purple. Deep Purple touches on all key hits over their career.
Freddie Mercury/Messenger of the Gods ....double CD
Freddie Mercury/Messenger of the Gods [Limited Edition] ....13 Vinyl Singles Box Set $129.99
Freddie Mercury was a man of many talents and many different sides. The songs he wrote for and with Queen filled stadiums around the globe and have rightly gone down in history, but he also embarked on a solo career that took him from the clubs of Munich and New York to the great opera houses of the world. All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on this release, which celebrates what would have been this iconic artist's 70th birthday. Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles Collection. This limited edition box set brings together all 13 of Freddie's solo singles and their original B-sides on individually coloured vinyl.
Circa/Valley of the Windmill ....CD $16.99
Circa is a progressive rock supergroup founded by former Yes member Tony Kaye (keyboards), current Yes member Billy Sherwood (guitar, vocals), with Scott Connor on drums and Ricky Tierney on bass. Valley of the Windmill can be described as super proggy with influences ranging from classic Yes and Gentle Giant, to Porcupine Tree and Marillion. An absolute must for all prog rock fans!
Paco de Lucia & John McLaughlin/Live at Montreux 1987 ....double CD + DVD $19.99
On July 15th 1987, two guitar maestros shared the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival for an evening of breathtaking flamenco music - John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia.
DeJohnette Coltrane & Garrison/In Movement ....CD $17.99
Fifty years ago, as a guest with John Coltrane's group, Jack DeJohnette played with the fathers of Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison. But for all the wealth of historical reference, this adventurous trio is a band in movement, taking the music forward. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to DeJohnette's driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping electronics.
Erskine Danielsson & Taylor/As It Was ....4 CD Set $39.99
The newest addition to ECM's Old and New Masters Series is a 4 CD set reprising the albums made by Peter Erskine's trio between 1992 and 1997. The recordings provide an excellent environment for appreciating the distinctive writing and playing of the late, great British pianist John Taylor who was the trio's primary composer. Of his trio mates Erskine says, "We drew out our most explorative and interesting playing from each other. Without trying to be, we were a truly unique group."
Bley Swallow & Sheppard/Andando el Tiempo ....CD $17.99
Andando el Tiempo features new music of wide emotional compass by NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley, and underlines her originality and resourcefulness as a jazz composer. This trio with Sheppard and Swallow has been an ideal vehicle for Carla's writing for more than 20 years and provides one of the best contexts for her unique piano playing and for animated conversations between all three musical participants. It is released on the occasion of Carla Bley's 80th birthday on May 11.
Miroslav Vitous/Music from Weather Report ....CD $17.99
The great Czech bassist returns once more to the music of Weather Report, the group he co-founded with Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter in 1970. Well-known Report repertoire re-explored is interspersed along the way with three new blues tunes from Vitous's pen. The band, driven by the astounding double drumming and double saxophone-playing, is energetic and daring, juxtaposing fast tempos and rhythmically free pulses , with Miroslav's bass the anchor of everything.
The Rides/Pierced Arrow ....CD $15.99
Rock icons Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg are happy to announce their second album "Pierced Arrow." Produced by the trio along with bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Chris Layton, the all new album follows in the very successful style and texture set with their chart topping debut album "Can't Get Enough" but with even more original material from Stills, Shepherd and Goldberg and the sound of a band that has really spent some productive time together.
The Claypool Lennon Delirium/Monolith of Phobos ....CD $13.99
Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. After a summer tour pairing Primus with The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Les Claypool and Sean Lennon combined their abstract talents into a project called The Claypool Lennon Delirium. "Sean is a musical mutant after my own heart," said Claypool. "He definitely reflects his genetics - not just the sensibilities of his dad but also the abstract perspective and unique approach of his mother. It makes for a glorious freak stew."
The Traveling Wilburys/Traveling Wilburys Collection
....double CD + DVD $24.99
The Traveling Wilburys/Traveling Wilburys Collection [Deluxe Edition] ....double CD + DVD $36.99
The Traveling Wilburys Collection contains Vol. 1, Vol. 3 with bonus tracks, and a DVD with a True History of The Traveling Wilburys mini-documentary and the 5 music videos. Packaged in a digipack and includes a 16 page booklet. The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Deluxe Edition) comes packaged in a linen wrapped rigid slipcase and includes a 40 page casebound book, an envelope containing 2 photocards, 2 postcards, a fabric sticker and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Paul McCartney/Pure McCartney ....double CD $19.99
Paul McCartney/Pure McCartney [Deluxe Edition] ....4 CD Set $35.99
Pure McCartney is the only comprehensive career collection released of Paul McCartney's solo works (outside of The Beatles) from his 45 year solo career. No material since 1989 has been represented on any compilation album. The collection was personally curated by Paul McCartney and many tracks have been remastered for this collection. The Standard Edition includes 12 Top 10 U.S. singles and 39 total tracks. The Deluxe Edition includes 18 Top 10 singles including 9 #1 singles, 67 total tracks on 4 CD's. Deluxe edition also include a bound book
The Zombies/The BBC Radio Sessions ....double CD $17.99
The Zombies: BBC Radio Sessions: two-CD set is the first complete collection of the Zombies' BBC Radio broadcasts ever released on CD. The album includes five previously unreleased tracks that were not included on the limited edition vinyl album issued last year.
Rainbow/Monsters of Rock Live at Donington 1980 ....DVD + CD $19.99
On Saturday, August 16th, 1980, Rainbow took to the stage to headline the first rock festival to be staged at Castle Donington. It was the culmination of the band's tour in support of the hugely successful "Down to Earth" album, released in 1979, and would prove to be the last live show featuring this particular line-up of the band: Ritchie Blackmore (guitars), Don Airey (keyboards), Graham Bonnet (vocals), Roger Glover (bass) and Cozy Powell (drums).
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders/Lion's Share: Garcialive Volume 6 - July 5 1973 ....triple CD ....$21.99
This 3-CD set contains Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders' adventurous performance at small bay area club on July 5th, 1973. Recorded by famed Grateful Dead recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson days prior to the performances immortalized on the legendary "Live at the Keystone" series and weeks before the Grateful Dead's "Wake of the Flood" album recording, the collection showcases the band's free-spirited exploration of R&B, rock, jazz and extended improvisation.
David Bowie/1966: The Pye Singles ....CD $12.99
Special 50th Anniversary reissue with brand new cover art. Features all 6 of David Bowie's 1966 Pye singles in one collection. 1966 was significant, this was the year he changed his name to David Bowie. Features "I Dig Everything," "I'm Not Losing Sleep," and more.
Micky Dolenz & Davy Jones/The Point - Original Cast Recording ....CD $15.99
The Point! is a fable by Harry Nilsson. It is about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Pointed Village, where by law everyone and everything must have a point. In 1977, a stage adaptation of The Point! was presented at the Mermaid Theatre in London. Featured in the cast were Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, who were long-time friends of Nilsson. This is the first time that the original cast album will be released in North America and on CD.
John Daversa/Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles ....CD $12.99
The Music of The Beatles reimagined by John Daversa, an award winning composer, arranger and trumpet and EVI player. Daversafied big band arrangements of familiar Beatles tunes played and sung by some of LA's best, including vocalist, Renee Olstead.
Iron Butterfly/Fillmore East 1968 ....double CD $17.99
This psychedelic group from San Diego, CA is making its debut on our label and we could not be happier about this. They are world famous for their iconic 17 minute epic In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. This 2 disc set was previously only available as a Rhino/Handmade limited edition CD. The album was recorded live on April 26th & 27th 1968 at the Fillmore East in New York City. This album features songs from their first album "Heavy" and 3 songs from "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," which was released two months after these concerts.
Delaney & Bonnie/To Bonnie from Delaney ....CD $13.99
Delaney & Bonnies's album "To Bonnie From Delaney" was on the Billboard Music Charts for 10 weeks and peaked at #58 in 1970. Originally released on Atco Records, this was their 4th studio album. Friends that appeared on this album were Duane Allman (guitar), Little Richard (piano), King Curtis (tenor saxophone), Bobby Whitlock (keyboards) and Sneaky Pete Kleinow (steel guitar). This album has only been available as a rare and expensive Japanese import. We are very happy to put it out on our label at an affordable price.
Sly & The Family Stone/Who in the Funk Do You Think You Are: Warner Bros. Recordings ....CD $13.99
Sly/Sylvester Stewart is an R&B singer, keyboardist and producer. He formed Sly & The Family Stone in San Francisco in 1967. This album is a CD compilation of the Warner Bros. recordings. This CD features the complete albums of "Back on the Right Track" & "Ain't But the One Way" plus 5 previously unreleased tracks. You will not believe all the funk that is going to be coming to your ears when you listen to this. This was previously only available as a Rhino/Handmade limited edition CD.
James Blood Ulmer/Free Lancing ....CD $13.99
"Free Lancing" is an album by American jazz guitarist James Blood Ulmer. He is an American jazz, free funk, blues guitarist and singer. His guitar sound is best described as jagged and stinging. He has an amazing raggedly soulful voice. This was recorded in 1981 and was his first of 3 albums that were recorded on a major record label, Columbia Records. You are sure to enjoy this precise technical masterpiece.
Johnny Otis/Cuttin' Up ....CD $13.99
Johnny Otis has many talents. These include playing the piano, vibraphone, drums, percussion and vocals. He was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record producer, television show host, artist, author, journalist, minister and impresario. He was a big influence on American R&B and rock & roll. Johnny was known as the original King of Rock & Roll and commonly referred to as Godfather of Rhythm & Blues. Featured on this album is his son, guitar prodigy Shuggie Otis along with violinist Don "Sugarcane" Harris. Cuttin' Up was originally released in 1970. It is making its worldwide CD debut!
Lewis & Clarke Expedition/Lewis & Clarke Expedition ....CD $13.99
The Lewis & Clarke Expedition evolved out of several folk bands operating around Los Angeles in the mid 1960s. They formed from songwriter Michael Martin Murphy (under the guise of Travis Lewis) with Owen Castleman (performing as Boomer Clarke). The remaining members are guitarist & keyboard player Ken Bloom, bassist John London and drummer Johnny Raines. Here's a tidbit for you....London, Murphy and Castleman had all played with Mike Nesmith in a pre-Monkees folk band, "The Survivors" (along with Bill Chadwick). This album is making its worldwide CD debut and features 4 rare bonus tracks. It was first released on vinyl in 1968 on Colgems Records. This CD features their one Billboard charting hit "I Feel Good (Feel Bad)."
|Melanie/Born to Be ....CD $13.99||Melanie/Melanie ....CD $13.99|
Melanie was born Melanie Safka in 1947 in Queens, New York. She is a folk pop singer/songwriter. She made her first public singing appearance at age 4 on the radio show Live Like a Millionaire. The song she performed was "Gimme a Little Kiss." "Born to Be" was Melanie's debut album released in 1968 on Buddah Records. She then performed at Woodstock in 1969. This lead to the album being reissued & repackaged as "My First Album" in 1969 after the famous festival. Our CD reissue features the original Buddah album artwork. Her self titled album was originally released on Buddah Records in 1969 and charted for 2 weeks on the Billboard Music Charts.
Nicolette Larson/Live at the Roxy ....CD $13.99
Nicolette Larson was born in Montana and settled in San Francisco where she worked in a record store. She volunteered at the Golden Gate Bluegrass Music Festival which brought about her vocal ambitions. Nicolette then started to perform in Bay Area showcases. She is best known for her work in the late 70's with Neil Young (recommended by Linda Ronstadt) and her single "Lotta Love," written by Neil Young, which you will find featured here on this live album. This was previously available as a Rhino/Handmade limited edition CD. Leaving us in an early demise in December of 1997, we are proud to bring you her Live Recording at the Roxy in 1979....Enjoy!
Stooges/Have Some Fun: Live at Ungano's ....CD $13.99
This is a live album that was recorded on August 17, 1970 at Ungano's. Ungano's was a hole in the wall club on the Upper West Side of New York City. It was an audience recording by Danny Fields, who signed the band back in 1969. Iggy Pop who was in his prime, gave it all he got. This performance is quite spirited. If you turn it up loud enough, you just might think you are there. This was previously only available as a Rhino/Handmade limited CD.
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First, much thanks to everyone who replied to the Synergy 5.1 Mixes Survey in the newsletter # 693. All responses have been forwarded directly to Larry Fast who was quite pleased to get them. If you somehow missed it or just didn't get to it, you can still do it. You'll find it at http://www.artist-shop.com/news.htm#synergy . This is really exciting news that Larry Fast is looking to mix some of his catalog in 5.1 Surround Sound and you can be a part of how that turns out!
If you'd like to order anything you see in today's newsletter, you'll find ordering options at http://www.artist-shop.com/order.htm . Or if you're a regular customer and want to use the info from your last order, feel free to drop me an e-mail with your selections. Also be sure to check out the Gary's Stash and Anonymous & BB Collection Sales at http://www.artist-shop.com/sale.htm . The page has recently been updated so everything listed there should still be available as of the time of this mailing.
Manticore: Emerson Lake & Palmer
Snapper: Ozric Tentacles, Peter Green, Marillion, Family
Floating World: Billy Cobham, Pink Floyd, Osibisa, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Pink Fairies
eOne: Will Calhoun, John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, AutorYno, Steve Roach, Jimi Hendrix, Wolverine, Tony Oxley & Derek Bailey, Ry Cooder & David Lindley, John Cage and Morton Feldman, Cowell & Grainger, The Breath, The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project, Tom Petty featuring Bob Dylan, Mani Neumeier, Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner, Chat Noir, Magnet Animals, The Robert Bensick Band, Infinite Spectrum, Miles Davis, Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Kscope: The Pineapple Thief, Porcupine Tree, Sweet Billy Pilgrim, Engineers, Katatonia, Anathema, Old Fire, Se Delan
Mobile Fidelity: The Alan Parsons Project, Santana, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bill Withers, The Cars, Carly Simon
UK/Ultimate Collector's Edition ....CDs + Blu-Rays + Book Box Set $169.99
As you know, the UK Box set has had its release date pushed back a couple times. The reason for this was an issure of quality control as two of the discs had problems that needed to be corrected. Currently the set is slated for a mid July release. Hopefully this will stand, but obviously the quality control issues take precedence over the release date. On a bright note, it appears that TWO MORE DISCS have been added to this collection. Instead of being a 16 disc set, it will be an 18 disc set thereby increasing the ultimatiness of this Ultimate Collectors' Edition.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer
....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer ....vinyl LP $29.99
Hot on the heels of their famous, critically acclaimed performance to 600,000 people at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970, came ELP's ground-breaking debut album Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970). ELP was a huge, instant success, reaching No. 18 on the U.S. Album Chart and achieving RIAA GOLD Certification. The last minute addition 'Lucky Man' reached the US Top 50 and is an enduring track on Classic Rock radio. Disc two of the CD set includes the 2012 alternate album stereo mix plus four alternate takes for bonus tracks. The LP is 140G black vinyl.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....vinyl LP $29.99
ELP's second LP Tarkus (1971) stretched their sound in new directions and dimensions with more complex electronic keyboard sounds. The title track took up the first side of the LP and ultimately defined the ELP sound - loud, bombastic and boundlessly exultant in its instrumental power. The album hit #9 on the US Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified. The second disc includes the 2012 alternate stereo mix of the album plus three bonus tracks. The LP is 140G black vinyl.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition
....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition ....vinyl LP $29.99
On 3.21.71, at Newcastle City Hall - with ELP's extroverted stage act becoming the stuff of legend - they recorded a new feature of their live concerts, a rock adaptation of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Pictures at an Exhibition (1971) was another major hit, reaching #10 on the U.S. Album Chart and was their 3rd straight RIAA GOLD Certified album. The CDs contain additional live performances from the Mar y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico (1972) and at the Lyceum Theatre in London (1970). The LP is 140G black vinyl.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/The Anthology (1970 - 1998) ....triple CD $27.99
Formed in 1970, Emerson Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups. ELP helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, achieving global sales of over 40 million albums. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20. Playing only their second ever concert - the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970 - ELP astonished a crowd of more than half a million with their groundbreaking sound and instrumental prowess. Renowned for their extrovert and flamboyant on-stage performances, they went on to headline stadium tours around the world. This career-spanning 3CD collection (1970- 1998), showcases the immense musical talents of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer and features tracks from all of their original albums: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pictures at an Exhibition, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Works Volume 1, Works Volume 2, Works Live, Love Beach, Live At Nassau Coliseum '78, Black Moon, In The Hot Seat, Live at the Royal Albert Hall and Then & Now. Includes their global hit singles "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Lucky Man." The Anthology was produced in association with all three band members and the booklet contains extensive liner notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch. The audio was mastered by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce. This marks the start of a comprehensive re-issue campaign on BMG of Emerson Lake & Palmer's astonishing recorded music catalogue, including: high-quality CD and vinyl LP releases of all the original albums, a 'Best Of' compilation, live albums, and a deluxe box set. Packaging: 3-CD Casebound Book with Extended Booklet.
Ozric Tentacles/Paper Monkeys ....import CD $13.99
Paper Monkeys is the 2011 studio album from UK underground legends, Ozric Tentacles. It is the band's follow-up to 2009's 'The Yum Yum Tree.' That album proved that despite being over 25 years into their career the band were still a force to be reckoned with. Classic Rock Prog stated, 'There are enough moments of brilliance here to make this the best thing the band have committed to tape since Jurassic Shift in 1993.' Ozric Tentacles first came together at the Stonehenge Free Festival in 1983, and built an audience through selling privately produced cassettes of their music. Their talent for hypnotic, mantra-like grooves found kindred spirits in the British rave scene of the late 1980s, uniting the seemingly disparate 'New Age' Hippie and Rave audiences. Despite the lack of a hit single, media notoriety or the usual music business hype, much less major-label backing, their 1993 album 'Jurassic Shift' was a UK top twenty album, and their hardcore audience is both dedicated and loyal to the band's unique sound. At the core of the band's music is an exploration of electronic musical textures and compulsive, danceable grooves interlaced with strong melodies and multi-ethnic musical references. Ozric Tentacles are currently promoting and touring their 2015 studio album 'Technicians Of The Sacred' with festival appearances lined up for summer 2016. This 2016 CD version will be presented as a digipack with a 12 page colour booklet.
Peter Green/The Very Best Of [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD $13.99
Deluxe 2CD set collecting the finest recordings from the British Blues legend's work with Splinter Group. Peter Green is widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists of his generation. His virtuoso blues playing was an integral part of the sound of the original Fleetwood Mac, which he founded in 1967. In the early '70s Green left the band and he was to spend much of the next three decades in the wilderness, battling a number of health issues. He re-emerged in the late 1990s, performing with the Peter Green Splinter Group. Between 1997 and 2004, Green and the group recorded seven albums and this 2CD set collects the best recordings from these all albums for the first time. The highlights include tracks from the W.C. Handy award winning album The Robert Johnson Songbook,' guest appearances from Paul Rodgers, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Dr John and Hubert Sumlin and live renditions of the Fleetwood Mac classic 'The Green Manalishi.' The 2016 Madfish edition will be presented in a media book with a 20 page colour booklet.
Marillion/Marillion.com [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99
Marillion formed in 1979 and have sold over 15 million albums worldwide. Rightly regarded as legends of progressive rock, the band have also continued to evolve and have been keen to embrace the possibilities of the internet, using innovative ways to interact with listeners resulting in an incredibly loyal legion of fans around the world. 1999's 'Marillion.com' was one of first of these internet based promotions as the band used the web to ask for fans to send them passport pictures of themselves and 732 of these were then used to make up the artwork for the album. 5 of the 9 tracks were mixed by Steven Wilson from Porcupine Tree. This new Madfish CD edition of the 9 track album is packed as a mediabook with a 24 page colour booklet. The band will be playing various European Summer festivals in 2016 plus a Fall North American tour.
Marillion/Anoraknophobia [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99
Originally released by Liberty in 2001, 'Anoraknophobia' was the band's 12th studio album. The band called on their fans to finance the release pre-selling more than 12,500 units via their official website before a single note had been recorded. This new Madfish CD edition of the 8 track album is packed as a mediabook with a 24 page colour booklet.
Marillion/Somewhere in London [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $15.99
'Somewhere In London' was filmed over the final 2 nights of the 'Somewhere Else' album tour at the London Forum in June 2007. Directed and edited by Tim Sidwell, this is now available in a CD/DVD set. The DVD audio is presented in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound, mixed by Michael Hunter. Madfish present 'Somewhere in London' 2 CD/DVD set in a media book with 24 page colour booklet.
Family/A Song for Me [Mediabook Edition] ....import CD $12.99
Growing out of the R&B boom of the early '60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock'n'roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming. 'A Song for Me' was released at the start of 1970 and the first album with the band's revised line-up with John Weider replacing Ric Grech on bass and Poli Palmer replacing Jim King. The album features the classic Family tracks 'Drowned in Wine,' 'The Cat & The Rat' and the title track, the album reached #4 in the UK charts when it was released. This reissue come packaged as a media book with a 16 page colour booklet and features 2 bonus tracks.
Family/Fearless [Mediabook Edition] ....import double CD $13.99
During their seven year career Family released eight albums, scoring 4 hit singles and seven chart albums. Regarded by many fans and critics as the band's finest album, 'Fearless' was originally released in 1971 and entered the UK chart at #14. The album also gave the band its first US chart placing and features the classic tracks 'Between Blue & Me,' 'Sat'D'Y Barfly,' 'Spanish Tide' and 'Children.' This new 2 disc version being released through Madfish in a deluxe media book has recordings remastered from the original master tapes with a bonus disc of the band's highest UK charting single, 1971's 'In My Own Time' and B side 'Seasons.' The 16 page booklet includes new sleeve notes by Family expert Pete Feenstra , with press cuttings and memorabilia supplied by Dave Eames & Trevor Gardiner, including the original ad promoting the album in the UK press.
Billy Cobham/Live at Montreux 1978 ....import double CD $24.99
William Emanuel 'Billy' Cobham (born May 16, 1944, Panama) is a Panamanian American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader, who permanently relocated to Switzerland during the late 1970s. Coming to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with trumpeter Miles Davis and then with Mahavishnu Orchestra, and on countless CTI releases, Cobham according to All-Music's reviewer is 'generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer with an influential style that combines explosive power and exacting precision. This album showcases Cobham at his best, with a sizzling band in front of an appreciative audience.
Pink Floyd/The Syd Barrett Experiment ....import DVD $18.99
His role as the principal songwriter, lead guitarist and most dominant force in the act that was at the time often referred to as 'Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd' is occasionally forgotten today. But for those who still delight in the whimsical psychedelia and unique vision that the man born Roger Keith Barrett brought to Pink Floyd during the group's most artistic period, his contribution is forever etched in stone. This film re-appraises those years and features rare live and studio performances from this hugely influential and legendary collective, combined with contributions from those close to the band during this time. The program also includes rarely seen promo films, interview footage with Syd and other Floyd members, TV clips and a host of other features. Covering too Barrett's solo years, and with extra features including the story behind the lost recordings, this is the most entertaining, informative and revealing document on the 1960s Pink Floyd yet released.
Osibisa/Osibisa Tribal ....import CD $17.99
Osibisa are a British Afro-pop band, founded in London in 1969 by four expatriate African and three Caribbean musicians. Their music is a fusion of African, Caribbean, jazz, funk, rock, Latin, and R&B. Osibisa were one of the first African-heritage bands to become widely popular and linked with the world music description. They even had an album cover by prog artgod Roger Dean. The name Osibisa means 'Criss-Cross rhythms that explode with happiness,' and the band truly do exactly what it says on the tin!
The Flying Burrito Brothers/From Another Time ....import CD $17.99
Although this band are undoubtedly known for their first two albums when they were fronted by Gram Parsons it is a little known fact that various configurations of the group appeared on and off until the present day. The original band dissolved after the last founding member, Chris Hillman, took Perkins with him to join Manassas. Berline, Bush and Wertz continued with their own band, Country Gazette. Roberts assembled a makeshift Flying Burrito Bros group to fulfill contractual commitments for some 1973 European live shows, then initiated a solo career before forming Firefall with Michael Clarke. This live album from 1976 proves that even without Parsons, on a good night with the wind behind them, nobody could touch these Country rock Sizzlers!
Pink Fairies/Round at Uncle Harry's ....import CD $17.99
The Pink Fairies are an English rock band initially active in the London (Ladbroke Grove) underground and psychedelic scene of the early 1970s. They promoted free music and anarchy and often performed impromptu gigs and other agitprop stunts, such as playing for free outside the gates at the Bath and Isle of Wight pop festivals in 1970, as well as appearing at Phun City, the first Glastonbury and many other free festivals including Windsor and Trentishoe.This collection gathers together some of the best live recordings made of The Pink Fairies in their earliest incarnations - when guitarist Paul Rudolph reigned supreme fronting the first two Fairy lineups comprised of Twink (drums/vocals), Russell Hunter (drums), Sandy Sanderson (bass) and following Twink's departure in late 1971, Trevor Burton on second guitar.
Will Calhoun/Celebrating Elvin Jones ....CD $16.99
This 21st Century celebration of the great jazz legend Elvin Jones is filled with passion and heart. Iconic drummer Will Calhoun joins forces with Elvin Jones' musical associates Christian McBride, Carlos McKinney, Antoine Roney and Jan Hammer on this recording. Will is famous for his work with legendary rock band Living Colour. Elvin Jones has been one of the most influential drummers of the past 60 years.
John Zorn/Sacred Visions ....CD $17.99
Sacred Visions presents two Zorn masterpieces touching upon the mediaeval world. The Holy Visions is a Mystery Play in eleven strophes concerning the life, work and philosophy of 12th century composer, healer and visionary mystic Hildegard von Bingen, and is one of Zorn's most beloved and acclaimed works for voice. Here is it coupled with Zorn's latest string quartet The Remedy of Fortune, six tableaux depicting the changing fortunes of romantic love, which was inspired by the work of 12th century troubadour Guillaume de Machaut and receives a precise and passionate reading by the brilliant JACK quartet. Two brilliant modern compositions drawing on mediaeval spirituality, both sacred and secular!
John Zorn/Commedia dell'Arte ....CD $17.99
A fabulous and multifaceted suite celebrating the vibrant Italian dramatic form Commedia dell'arte that began in the 16th century and flourishes to this day. The classic archetypical characters Harlequin, Colombina, Scaramouche, Pulcinella and Pierrot are evoked in five compositional miniatures for small chamber ensembles: brass quintet, cello quartet, piano trio, vocal quartet and woodwinds. Premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in early 2016, the music contains some of Zorn's finest writing and is a delight from first note to last. Over twenty of New York's greatest musicians are involved in this exciting and varied suite of miniature masterpieces.
Wadada Leo Smith/Reflectativity ....CD $14.99
Reflectativity, first released on Leo Smith's own label in the early 1970s is one of the most important extended compositions blending improvisation and composition, and one of Leo Smith's masterpieces. This exciting new version features the brilliant pianist/composer Anthony Davis (who performed on the original recording) and longtime friend and colleague Malachi Favors - the legendary monster bass player from the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Coupled with several new compositions, this CD brings together the past and present of creative music's most continually fascinating composer/performers.
AutorYno/Flauros: The Book of Angels Volume 29 ....CD $14.99
Flauros is a rocking, driving, unstoppable reading of Masada music by the leader of France's most brutal and hard-edged ensemble Autoryno. Here they touch upon psychedelia, surf, metal, thrash, reggae, hard rock and more in this highly energetic installment of the Book of Angels. Exhilarating instrumental music at its cathartic best by this acclaimed and infamous ensemble based in Paris. One of the last CDs in the Book of Angels series is also one of its most powerful!
Steve Roach/Shadow of Time ....CD $15.99
Shadow of Time reconnects to deep breathing atmospherics, textural electronics and zen-line immersion spaces. The inner stillness and sumptuous shimmering of warm analog synthesizers pulse and overlap in harmony as if waves gently touching upon a cosmic shore. A rich 74-minute deep listening experience. "Like all of Roach's best meditative pieces, the silence between and around the chords is as important as the sounds themselves." - Ambient Music Guide
Jimi Hendrix/Hey Joe - The Music Story ....DVD $15.99
Jimi is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock music. Hendrix won several awards in his life, and has been posthumously awarded several more since including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.. He has been inducted into the U.S Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, he has a star on the Hollywood walk of Fame, and Rolling Stone Magazine named Hendrix the top guitarist in its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time. This new DVD features a documentary film about Hendrix that goes behind the legendary person in an attempt to understand how it was that a boy from the North West of America quickly became, and almost 45 years after his death absolutely remains, the finest, most imaginative and flamboyant guitarist ever to have manipulated a fret-board.
Wolverine/Machina Viva ....CD $15.99
Since their first release in 1999, Wolverine has pushed outside the boundaries of metal and evolved through inventiveness and explorative ambition, now incorporating a wider spectrum of musical elements into their own progressive sound. Machina Viva is a natural evolution from their last album, Communication Lost, inviting the listener into the melodic yet dark and moody world of Wolverine. It is the band's most dynamic album to date; from the 14-minute epic and powerful "The Bedlam Overture" and the dark electronic landscapes of "Machina," to the naked and organic nature of "Pile of Ash" and "Sheds." This is the next step in Wolverine's explorations in the progressive field. Machina Viva was recorded and produced by Wolverine in Sweden during autumn and winter 2015/2016.
Tony Oxley & Derek Bailey/The Advocate ....CD $14.99
One of the most important musical partnerships in English Free Improvisation was the duo of Tony Oxley and Derek Bailey. Their long standing friendship began as early as 1963 with the group Joseph Holbrooke (including composer/bassist Gavin Bryars) and lasted over forty years. These recordings were created in the studio in 1975 and catch them at their peak. Also included is Oxley's touching tribute to Bailey, a dynamic new piece for electronics and percussion recorded live at the recent Bailey tribute concert at the London Barbicon, 2006. Exciting and vibrant improvisations - never before released - by two pioneers of the genre.
Ry Cooder & David Lindley/If Walls Could Talk (Live on Air 1979) ....CD $12.99
Ry Cooder and David Lindley doing what they do best in a great show and an excellent, clear recording that sounds wonderful. This FM Broadcast was from their legendary 1979 tour and features the hits Bill the Kid, If Walls Could Tak and Go Home Girl along with 12 other tracks.
John Cage and Morton Feldman/Radio Happenings (1966-1967) ....DVD-Audio + Harcover Book $39.99
In 1966-67, radio station WBAI in New York City invited composers John Cage and Morton Feldman to make five one-hour radio conversations. Unscripted and improvised, they were free to talk about whatever they wished. The fascinating conversations cover music, politics, sociology, current events, the arts and more. These radio Happenings are legend to fans of these composers as well as a unique moment in the history of radio. This 224 page hardcover book comes with a DVD of the complete five hours of audio from the radio broadcasts, mastered from the source closest to the original tapes. This is the first time the audio has been officially released and contains missing material not heard in the poor quality versions circulating on the web. Mode went back to the audio materials closest to the original tapes for the remastered sound, presented here as CD Quality 16 bit PCM audio. The hardcover book, made in collaboration with the German publish MusikTexte and Mode Records, contains the complete transcription of the radio conversations, as well as a new improved German translation. With a forward by composer Christian Wolff. The DVD also contains a bonus slideshow of Cage scholar James Pritchett's text on the intriguing history of the Audio to the Radio Happenings. High Quality printing imported from Germany.
Cowell & Grainger/Works for Saxophones ....CD $16.99
Percy Grainger and Henry Cowell were forward-looking, pioneering composers and close friends. These two men had so much in common musically and personally that it is amost as if they were mirror images of one another. Besides having classical training and folk music influences, both were also mucial avant-gardists. They experimented with new sounds, new forms of expression, and new notational systems. Most of their saxophone pices are either folk arrangments or original compositions inspired by British and Celtic folk music. Cowell and Grainger created a rich repertoire for the classical saxophone, but much of it is overlooked, only partially published, and therefore widely unknown until this CD. 22 works are included, nine by Grainger, seven by Cowell and five by Cowell as arranged by Grainger. Many are first recordings. They are scored for varied instrumentation: sax ensembles, sax and piano, and sax and Orchestra.
The Breath/Carry Your Kin ....CD $14.99
The Breath, making their debut on Real World Records, are a new UK band comprised of Stuart McCallum, guitarist of the downtempo/nu-jazz ensemble The Cinematic Orchestra, along with his fellow Cinematic Alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers - and the extraordinary Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly. Born out of Manchester's fertile music scene, the band mix Irish folk influences with mesmerizing guitar riffs, anthemic themes and powerful hooks - with Connolly's soulful vocals woven into the electronic fabric of McCallum's distinctive ambient sound world. In turns hyphontic, lush, raw and punchy, their songs entrance, uplift and break your heart as The Breath conjure a kaleidoscope of sound that perfectly frames Connolly's powerfully distinctive voice. Recorded in Manchester and at Real World Studios, the album was mixed by sound guru Tchad Blake.
The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project/Live in Colombia
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The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project/Live in Colombia ....DVD $12.99
The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project/Live in Colombia ....Blu-Ray $13.99
To the great delight of Alan Parsons' fans, for the first time on a live video and audio recording, The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project combines the talents of his amazing band with the lush sound of a 70-piece symphony orchestra, creating a very special show with unmatched quality. Together, they revitalize hits such as 'Eye In The Sky,' 'Don't Answer Me' and 'Sirius.' The concert was recorded on August 31st 2013 at the exotic location of the Parque Pies Descalzos in Medellín, Colombia. The lineup consists of Alan Parsons on acoustic guitar, keys, and vocals, P.J. Olsson (lead vocals), Alastair Greene (guitar, vocals), Guy Erez (bass, vocals), Danny Thompson (drums, vocals), Tom Brooks (keyboards, vocals) and Todd Cooper (saxophone, guitar, percussion, vocals). Alejandro Posada conducts the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tom Petty featuring Bob Dylan/Live on Air: Radio Broadcast 1986 ....CD $11.99
Bob Dylan and Tom Petty formed one of the most legendary live pairings of the 1980s. On this superb set, broadcast on KSAN-FM, Pettys band, the Heartbreakers, are polished to brilliance, while Dylan's delivery is flawless on every song. Taking in a cross-section of classic material by both headliners, its presented here on CD for the first time.
Mani Neumeier/Talking Guru Drums ....CD $14.99
Guru Guru drummer and one of the most influential percussionists of all-time, Mani Neumeier, offers this eclectic album of explorations into psychedelic, world, and folk music! Composed entirely by Neumeier, the album features guest vocalists, field recordings, and background singing by a group of Maori people of New Zealand!
Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner/Flame Tree featuring Nik Turner ....CD $14.99
Hawkwind alum Nik Turner brings his spacey sax and freakout flute playing to this experimental jazz fusion ensemble produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, L7)! This cosmic collective (with Turner in tow) played the Seaprog 2015 festival in Seattle WA, delivering a mindblowing performance!
John Zorn/The Mockingbird ....CD $14.99
Featuring the magical sonorities of Bill Frisell's guitar in a heavenly tapestry of harp and vibraphone, the Gnostic Trio is one of the most sublime ensembles in Zorn'sever-expanding universe. Their sixth CD is their best yet, and presents gorgeous and intimate chamber music touching upon themes of innocence, adventure, child-hood and longing that unfold like an exotic flower. Inspired by the charming character Scout from the American classic To Kill a Mockingbird and tempered by a folk-like simplicity, Zorn and company spin a hypnotic web of melodic beauty to soothe the restless spirit.
Chat Noir/Nine Thoughts for One Word ....CD $14.99
Chat Noir defies easy categorisation with its organic mix of ambient / electronic experiments and jazz and chamber music influences. Cinematic in scope and unashamedly beautiful, on the band's sixth studio outing, founding members Michele Cavallari and Luca Fogagnolo, are joined throughout by new member and former Brian Eno collaborator Jan Peter Schwalm.
Magnet Animals/Butterfly Killer ....CD $14.99
Magnet Animals is the new band by American guitarist/singer/sogwriter Todd Couser whose 'A Love Electric' is known for thier relentless touring activity. Magnet Animals sees Todd being joined by Eyal Maoz on guitars, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass (both members of John Zorn's Abraxas) and Mexican wonder-drummer Jorge Servin. Together they take Americana onto a whole new level with their first release 'Butterfly Killer,' a fundamental hommage to American Rock'n'roll in it's purest form.
The Robert Bensick Band/French Pictures in London ....CD $13.99
In the summer of 1975 Cleveland multi-instrumentalist, sculptor and artist Robert Bensick brought together the best of the Cleveland underground and recorded an album at Agency Recording, a studio favored by such recording stars as Todd Rundgren. The band Bensick assembled for the record included members of Pere Ubu, Cinderella Backstreet, Peter & The Wolves and more. Bensick's magnum opus sought to bring music and art together into a brand new experience. The end result - French Pictures in London - was so far ahead of its time that it remained unreleased for forty years, languishing in the vault of a noted Hollywood soundtrack composer and sound desigher...until now. French Pictures in London is a story of real people and the infamous Plaza Apartments as filtered through art, poetry, pop, kroutrock and 1970s Cleveland. Recommended for fans of Pere Ubu, Japan, Roxy Music, Ultravox, Frank Zappa and David Bowie.
Infinite Spectrum/Haunter of the Dark ....CD $15.99
Three years since their 2013 debut album, Misguided, Infinite Spectrum returns with their new epic concept recording, Haunter of the Dark. Here, the outfit brings legendary master of horror H. P. Lovecraft's short story to life through ambitious compositions featuring an abundance of dynamic, virtuosic playing, and powerful, melodic vocals. Re-teaming with Grammy award-winning engineer Chris Theis to capture their signature sound, Haunter of the Dark is at turns hard hitting, atmospheric, and cleverly crafted. The critically-acclaimed Misguided was just the beginning, and with Haunter Of The Dark Infinite Spectrum has created a remarkable sonic journey for fans of prog both old and new.
Miles Davis/Round about Midnight ....DVD $12.99
Miles Davis is universally regarded as one of the most influential and innovative jazz musicians and composers of the 20th century. He was at the forefront of the jazz world for decades and was involved in the evolution of bebop, cool jazz, modal jazz and jazz fusion amongst others. This DVD features rarely seen live performances from the '60s.
Aerosmith/Write Me a Letter - Radio Broadcast 1973 ....CD $11.99
More than 40 years into what can only be described as a quite staggering career, Aerosmith remain one of the worlds favourite live attractions. This legendary concert was recorded in 1973 for WWM-FM.
Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty/Leather & Lace - Radio Broadcast 1983 ....CD $11.99
Great sounding F.M. broadcast from 1983 with Tom Petty as a special guest for "I Will Run to You" and "Stop Dragging My Heart Around."
The Pineapple Thief/Your Wilderness ....CD $14.99
Featuring Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) on drums on the entire album, plus guests John Helliwell (Supertramp), Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) and Darren Charles (Godsticks). After the worldwide acclaim generated by the 2014 anthemic rock release Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief returns with its most ambitious studio album to date, Your Wilderness. Seen as one of the most vital rock banks the UK has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord and has continued to evolve and refine its sound through its existence. Musically the band's 11th studio album represents a marked change in direction and takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' oriented production. On Your Wilderness, the band has allowed itself - plus a dream team of contributors - to perform without any inhibitions. Sorrd has drawn inspiration from his progressive roots in order to provide a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
Porcupine Tree/Signify ....import CD $14.99
Classic 1996 Porcupine Tree album featuring the single 'Waiting' re-issued on Kscope in Japanese-style sleevepac 'Signify,' released in 1996, was the first complete album recorded as a full band, and fuses numerous rock and avant-garde styles, absorbing many influences but relying on none and is regarded by the band (and many fans) as one of their finest works and established the band as a highly respected force in the musical underground. Recorded at No Man's Land Studio with production and mixing duties handled by Steven Wilson, Signify features the single 'Waiting' which entered the UK indie and UK national chart attracting airplay all over Europe. This edition of 'Signify' will be presented as a 12 track CD presented in a Japanesestyle sleevepac with a 16 page colour booklet featuring he album's lyrics. Porcupine Tree released their last album, The Incident, in 2009, marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. Steven Wilson is currently enjoying global chart success with his fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and is continuing to tour worldwide.
Porcupine Tree/Lightbulb Sun ....import CD $14.99
Porcupine Tree's 2000 studio album Lightbulb Sun re-issued on Kscope in Japanese-style sleevepac. Kscope are set to release a new edition of the May 2000 studio album by Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun. The album contains the original studio versions of PT classics such as "Shesmovedon," "Russia On Ice," "Hatesong," and "Feel So Low". With the string arrangements provided by Dave Gregory of XTC, 'Lightbulb Sun' features the lush and powerful music of a band confidently in control of their sound, and like 'Stupid Dream,' explores more song-based territory. This edition of the album will be presented as a 10 track CD presented in a Japanese-style sleevepac with a 16 page colour booklet featuring the album's lyrics and contains photography from John Foxx.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim/We Just Did What Happened and No One Came ....import CD $13.99
Kscope re-issue debut album 'We Just Did What Happened and No-One Came' from UK based, Mercury Prize Nominated experimental art rockers Sweet Billy Pilgrim. 2015 saw the UK's unsung heroes of experimental art rock Sweet Billy Pilgrim, join the Kscope roster and release their label debut and fourth album 'Motorcade Amnesiacs' to critical media acclaim. 'Motorcade Amnesiacs' followed on from their critically acclaimed album 'Crown and Treaty,' which was awarded a coveted five stars by Mojo and featured as Album of the Week in The Sunday Times and its Mercury Music Prize-nominated predecessor 'Twice Born Men' released on David Sylvian's Samadhi Sound label. It was their 2005 debut album 'We Just Did What Happened and No One Came' that brought Sweet Billy Pilgrim to media's attention, by being awarded four stars by Mojo magazine and with The Sunday Times stating it was "a rather special debut" and making the track "Stars Spill Out of Cups" one of their songs of the year. As far as underground heroes go, few are more critically acclaimed, yet hidden from the mainstream eye, than Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Loved by their fans and revered by the kind of tastemakers whose opinions adorn adverts and posters on a regular basis, the four-piece have always sat firmly but unwittingly on the very fringes of commercial success. Over an almost decade-long career their star has glimmered quite literally from a shed in Aylesbury, the birthplace of their debut album with the prescient title 'We Just Did What Happened And No-One Came.' It is with the debut that Kscope begins a re-release campaign for Sweet Billy Pilgrim - the 2016 version has been remastered by Sweet Billy Pilgrim's Tim Elsenburg, has new re imagined cover artwork and also features sleeve notes written by Elsenburg.
Engineers/Three Fact Fader ....import CD $13.99
UK based Engineers, featuring multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters, celebrated German ambient artist/producer Ulrich Schnauss, and London based drummer and composer Matthew Linley, have been creating mesmerising music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities since 2004. Four years after the release of their landmark debut, the band released their epic second album, 'Three Fact Fader.' The 13-track album was produced by the band along with Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, M83, Maps) over a period of two years. Following the rapturous reception that greeted their mini-album 'Folly' in 2004 and debut 'Engineers' the following year, it took them a long time to build their epic second album, 'Three Fact Fader.' After initial recording sessions, Engineers became unwitting victims of record company restructuring and the album was left in limbo, unfinished until the band reconvened earlier this year, largely motivated by public support and found a new home on Kscope. This 2016 version of Three fact fader will be presented in a super jewel case with a 16 page colour booklet.
Engineers/In Praise of More ....import double CD $14.99
UK based Engineers, featuring multi-instrumentalist Mark Peters, celebrated German ambient artist/producer Ulrich Schnauss, and London based drummer and composer Matthew Linley, have been creating mesmerising music with brilliantly shaded guitar textures and teasing lyrical ambiguities since 2004. It was with their second album released in 2009, 'Three Fact Fader,' that brought them to the attention of worldwide media, they followed up its success with a new album 'In Praise of More' in 2010, which also brought about a change in line up - Mark Peters moved to guitar and was replaced by Daniel Land on bass and Matthew Linley joined on drums. In addition, respected solo artist Ulrich Schnauss, who had previously played keyboards live with the band, joined as full time member. This 2CD set features an instrumental version of the album and is presented in a super jewel case.
Katatonia/Viva Emptiness ....import CD $13.99
The breakthrough Katatonia album from 2003 remixed and revamped, including bonus track. Katatonia was formed in 1991 by Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Their debut album, 'Dance of December Souls,' was released in 1993, gaining the band recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom/death metal and joining acts such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands. 'Viva Emptiness' was Katatonia's sixth studio album and is considered among the band's strongest works; a step up even over the seemingly insurmountable greatness of previous release, 'Last Fair Deal gone Down.' The album was recorded at the famous Soundtrade Studios (part of the 301 group) in Stockholm in October/November 2002 and released the following year; further refining Katatonia's unique and poignant brand of melodic dark rock and metal. This edition of 'Viva Emptiness' was originally released in 2013 to mark the album's ten year anniversary, and contains the following additions and improvements: the whole album revamped - with all keyboard sounds updated plus brand new keyboard arrangements on many songs; the whole album entirely remixed; "Inside the City of Glass" with additional vocals (originally intended for inclusion back in 2003); the b-song "Wait Outside" is now included on the album; new cover and back cover art work courtesy of Travis smith (featuring a continuation of the original album theme)
Katatonia/The Fall of Hearts [Deluxe] ....import CD + DVD-A + double vinyl + Hardbound Book $54.99
Peaceville will be releasing a Special Deluxe Edition of 'The Fall OF Hearts,' presented in deluxe 12" hardbook book featuring: 40 page artwork book, with alternative album designed by long term Katatonia designer Travis Smith; 'The Fall Of Hearts' album CD with 2 bonus tracks 'Sistere' and 'Vakaren'; DVD-V edition including hi resolution stereo and 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 and 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by The Pineapple Thief and Katatonia collaborator Bruce Soord; Special Double 10" vinyl edition of 'The Fall Of Hearts'
Anathema/Falling Deeper ....import CD $13.99
'Falling Deeper,' released in 2011 on Kscope was the fully orchestral album from Anathema. 'Falling Deeper' continued where the acclaimed 2008 album 'Hindsight' left off. The album featured new arrangements of songs and haunting melodies from the band's earliest days as pioneers of heavy music. It was an album which excited old and new Anathema fans equally. The band took a fresh musical and lyrical approach, transforming songs such as 'Crestfallen,' 'Kingdom,' 'Sunset of Age' and 'Everwake,' which features the incredible voice of Anneke van Giersbergen. Produced by Daniel Cavanagh and was recorded and mixed by Andrea Wright at the legendary Parr St Studios, Liverpool . With orchestral arrangements from Dave Stewart who worked so successfully with Anathema on 2010's 'We're Here Because We're Here' which was awarded Classic Rock's Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades. This 2016 CD version released on Kscope will be presented in a digipak with a 4 page colour booklet. Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description. Formed in the mid '90s, they have risen to become one of the UK's most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands. The band are currently creating the follow up to 2014's worldwide acclaimed studio album 'Distant Satellites' and companion concert film 'A Sort Of Homecoming.'
Porcupine Tree/The Delerium Years 1994 - 1997 ....8 LP Box Set $139.99
An eight LP box set remastered by Steven Wilson, The Delerium Years 1994 - 1997 gather together two pivotal (double LP) studio releases along with the breakthrough Coma Divine triple live LP and a four track bonus 12" EP. Includes a 40 page book containing extensive liner notes and a detailed band history. Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, this beautiful 8LP box set has been remastered by Steven Wilson over the last three years and comes packaged in a deluxe bos with a 40 page 'perfect bound' book containing extensive liner notes and a detailed band history by US journalist Stephen Humphries.
Porcupine Tree/On the Sunday of Life ....CD $12.99
New digipack format of the 2009 edition of Porcupine Tree's 1991 stunning debut album remixed and remastered by Steven Wilson. 'On the Sunday of Life' is an album that stands up as a modern day pop-psych classic. With acid warped lyrics courtesy of Alan Duffy (the brains behind the late lamented Imaginary Records label) the album is a surreal delight containing gems such as "Jupiter Island" and "Linton Samuel Dawson" filled with quirky melodies, effected vocals and trippy backwards guitar work. "Nine Cats," the undoubted masterpiece of the album, is pure Edward Lear styled psychedelia. 'On The Sunday Of Life' also hints at the direction the band would later take with more progressive influenced material such as the epic 'Radioactive Toy.' This edition of 'On The Sunday Of Life' will be presented as a 18 track CD in a digipak with a 16 page colour booklet featuring lyrics and sleeve notes from Steven Wilson. Porcupine Tree released their last album, 'The Incident,' in 2009 marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world's most revered live bands, selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances. Steven Wilson is currently enjoying global chart success with his fourth solo album 'Hand. Cannot. Erase.' and is continuing to tour worldwide.
The Pineapple Thief/Tightly Unwound ....double CD $14.99
New digipack edition for 2016 of the Pineapple Thief's first KScope album. Formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord The Pineapple Thief have continued to evolve and refine their sound ever since and they're seen by many as one of the most interesting and innovative rock bands the UK have produced in recent years. Albums like Someone Here Is Missing (2010) ('extremely classy and frequently mesmerising' - Classic Rock); Show a Little Love EP ('it is here that the real magic of a band like TPT shines through' - Classic Rock Prog) and All The Wars (2012) have made their reputation and fan base stronger, starting to gather interest from a wider spectrum of alternative rock followers only enhanced with the release in 2014 of their new album Magnolia which was described by The Guardian as "The perfect blend of brains, brawn, beauty and exquisite songwriting...a modern rock masterpiece." Bruce Soord also collaborates with other Kscope artists, joining forces with Katatonia's Jonas Renske on the 2013 Wisdom Of Crowds project and joining Katatonia on their Dethroned & Uncrowned Unplugged acoustic European tour. While the earlier releases along with Tightly Unwound, were many people's introduction to the band, they had actually spent the previous ten years quietly building up a dedicated fan base across the globe, selling over 25,000 records and nurturing their 'bittersweet' progressive sound. This 2016 version being released as a 2CD set presented as a digipak was originally released in association with the Kscope 5th anniversary and had been re-mastered and remixed by 360 in London and featured a bonus disc with tracks from the Dawn Raids EPs plus and acoustic version of 'Shoot First.' The Pineapple Thief are currently in the studio recording the their follow up to 2014's acclaimed album 'Magnolia' due for release on Kscope in the summer.
Old Fire/Songs from the Haunted South ....import CD $14.99
Kscope is delighted to announce the release of the debut album from Old Fire, 'Songs from the Haunted South,' The pet project of Texas based programmer John Mark Lapham - of 'The Earlies' and 4AD band 'The Late Cord' fame - Old Fire joins a world-class roster that includes the likes of Steven Wilson, The Pineapple Thief, Anathema, Nordic Giants and The Anchoress. Taking nearly a decade to make, 'Songs from the Haunted South' has been a labour of love for Lapham. Born from an album concept for a 4AD project with singer Micah P. Hinson (The Late Cord), the album was originally intended to feature different singers and musicians recording songs that were both covers and originals. After parting ways with Micah, Lapham remained determined to realize his vision for the album and sought voices he considered special or fitted the inspiration. The first piece of the puzzle fell in to place after meeting the former owner of 4AD, Ivo Watts Russell, who introduced Lapham to singer/songwriter, Tom Rapp - who recorded a string of haunting albums in the late 60s and 70s under the name Pearls Before Swine. The vocals Rapp provided formed the basis of the track Shadows. In the following years, guest vocals were recorded by Sara Lowes (The Earlies), DM Stith, Christopher Barnes (Gem Club), Rebekka Karijord, and Alex Maas (Black Angels). The project also features a myriad of exceptional musicians including DM Stith - piano and guitar, Christopher Barnes (Gem Club) - Piano, Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive) - Guitar, Thor Harris (Swans) - Drums, Christian Madden - Rhodes piano and Organ and Semay Wu -Cello.
Se Delan/Drifter ....import CD $14.99
Se Delan, the duo made up of the UK's multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves (Crippled Black Phoenix) and Swedish singer and lyricist Belinda Kordic, return with their new album 'Drifter.' Following on from the 2014 debut 'The Fall,' 'Drifter' takes the slow and dreamy nature of the music from their debut album and moves it to a far darker place through the lyrics and layers of sound that pulsate throughout the record. Together with their shared influences ('music, film and life') the duo set about making an album that felt raw, more natural and human. Musically and lyrically 'Drifter' looks at madness and how the line between sanity and insanity can at times appear frighteningly thin. 'Drifter' was recorded at Tripdown Studios (Lincolnshire, UK), is self produced, with Ritchie Chappell engineering, co-producing and guesting on drums on the track "Ruined By Them" and mastered by Karl Daniel Lidén (Cult of Luna/Crippled Black Phoenix) in Stockholm. The cover artwork was created by Australian artist Matthew Dunn.
The Alan Parsons Project/I Robot ....double 45 RPM Vinyl LP $59.99
Alan Parsons Project I Robot on numbered limited edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity. Audiophiles don't need any introduction to the Alan Parsons Project's I Robot. Engineered by Parsons after he performed the same duties on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the 1977 record reigns as a disc whose taut bass, crisp highs, clean production, and seemingly limitless dynamic range are matched only by the sensational prog-rock fare helmed by the keyboardist. Not surprisingly, it's been issued myriad times. Can it be improved? Relish Mobile Fidelity's stupendous-sounding 180g 45RPM 2LP set and the question becomes irrelevant. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, and afforded the luxurious groove space of a 45RPM LP, I Robot comes to life like never before on this numbered limited-edition reissue. Boasting immaculate highs and lows, generous spaciousness, and see-through transparency this super-clean edition has been lovingly restored by Mobile Fidelity engineers with the intention of demonstrating the full-range capabilities of the world's best stereo systems. Enjoy reference-grade soundstages, immersive smoothness, sought-after instrumental separation, three-dimensional imaging, and consummate tonal balances. Able to be played back at high volumes without compromise or fatigue, the analog masterwork is a demonstration record for the ages - the likes of which are no longer being made. Borrowing from Pink Floyd's strategies, Parsons utilizes a looped sequence on the title track to create new downbeats. "Some Other Time" employs two different lead vocalists and yet gives the illusion only one is involved. Andrew Powell's orchestral and choral arrangements top it all off.
Santana/Abraxas ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. Abraxas immediately captured the public's ear, spending six weeks as the nation's #1 album and spawning the cosmic "Black Magic Woman" as a Top 5 single that's since become one of the most widely recognized songs in history. Mobile Fidelity's Hybrid SACD of this epic work presents the music in stunningly rich, incredibly dynamic and realistic sound. Abraxas lays claim to one of the biggest (and unfortunate) production gaffes in music history. Until Mobile Fidelity fixed the error, Abraxas had never been heard correctly. For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this Hybrid SACD edition gets all the specifications exactly right. Mobile Fidelity's collectable version captures the full tonal range of Santana's guitar and nuances of his distinctive touch. Every imaginable detail is brought to the forefront and properly scaled, bringing you closer to the music and enhancing your emotional connection to this legendary record. Sonically, Abraxas takes advantage of studio techniques such as cross-fading and mixing lacking on its predecessor.
Santana/Santana III ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Santana III on numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. The final Santana album recorded with the leader's famed Woodstock lineup, one of the most capable and explosive bands ever assembled, Santana III (commonly referred to as The Third Album) is a beacon of Latin-tinged rock, melodic creativity, and cohesive interplay. The record also marks the debut of young guitar virtuoso Neal Schon, who functions as the ideal foil to Santana, who's playing on this 1971 set rivals that of the finest in his career. If not for arriving after the monumental Abraxas, it is likely Santana III would be mentioned in the same breath as groundbreaking psychedelic classics such as Bitches Brew. It's that good and now, it's even better. Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of Santana III features sumptuous warmth, immersive dynamics, refined textures, and you-are-there realism. The tension of Schon's guitar lines, the album's open sound, and extensive use of studio echoes (check the presence of the backward echo on "No One to Depend On") fill the soundstage, replete with the kind of depth one expects from a first-rate audiophile recording. Santana's playing, too, resonates with tonal and physical detail that brings you closer to his creative visions. Fueled by a cavalcade of exotic percussion, Santana III has never sounded more balanced, vivid, or natural. The record remains a landmark in Santana's revered catalog. A globe-spanning armada of percussive instruments - timbales, congas, drums, vibes, tambourines, and more - as well as the existence of a three-person percussion team that fits in harmoniously with Santana, Schon, and company makes Santana III a masterful accomplishment in musical chemistry and the exploration of worldly sounds.
Miles Davis/E.S.P. ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Miles Davis E.S.P. numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. A landmark recording and masterful symphony of performance, composition, and execution, Miles Davis' E.S.P. established the template jazz would follow for the following decade. The 1965 record splits the gap between accessible hard-bop and the cutting-edge approach Davis increasingly pursued into the 1970s. Adventurous, sophisticated, and yet altogether cohesive, E.S.P. stands out not only due to its elastic compositions but via its chemistry, interplay, and feeling attained by the instrumentalists. The first album Davis' classic second quintet made together, it's also very arguably the group's best. Never before has the effort been experienced in such transformational sound. Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of E.S.P. treats each phrase and every note as sacred communication. This meticulously restored audiophile version renders the music's dynamics, pitch, colors, and textures with lifelike realism and proper scale. Reference-caliber separation, wall-to-wall soundstages, and distinct images magnify the intensity and beauty of Davis and Co.'s creations. For many, E.S.P. looms among the decade's best albums if only because of the significance of Davis' lineup. While Hancock, Williams, and Carter are holdovers that began playing with one another on 1963's Seven Steps to Heaven, Wayne Shorter functions as the secret weapon and key addition responsible for this ensemble hitting a new peak.
Bob Dylan/Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits on numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. Ten songs that ultimately changed the world. Ten songs pulled from precedent-establishing albums recorded between 1963 and 1966. More than five-million copies sold. In every way, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits is a fundamental collection for every music lover, and the perfect choice for those seeking an introduction into the legend's vast career. For this is a collection so prized, even the cover photo won a Grammy. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system, this restored hybrid SACD version offers listeners of all stripes to hear some of the world's most important music ever recorded in supreme fidelity. While the tracks stem from several different albums, on this release, they share more in common than Bob Dylan - they share rich, sonic traits steeped in astounding dynamics, great balances, tremendous sound staging, and realistic imaging. Every signature facet of Dylan is represented, and done so authoritatively. Serious, protest folk anthems ("Blowin' in the Wind," "The Times Are A-Changin'") sit alongside defiant rock statements ("Positively Fourth Street"), landscape-changing epics ("Like a Rolling Stone"), beautiful blues-inspired odes ("I Want You"), and surrealist dreamscapes ("Subterranean Homesick Blues"). Infused with literary poetry, impassioned emotion, and career-making performances, this material doubles as a definitive account of American culture and society, and functions as a soundtrack to the era's social movements.
Bill Withers/Greatest Hits ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. Mobile Fidelity's hybrid SACD of the 1981 compilation provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence. Always prized for its naked honesty and pure conviction,Withers' music positively caresses the senses on this SACD, the unadulterated production and beautiful soundscapes revealed anew with each listen. Incredibly, Withers almost never got a shot at recording. After receiving a deal from Sussex while laboring as a toilet-seat manufacturer, he landed in the care of Stax bandleader Booker T. Jones, who gathered most of his fellow MG members along with Stills and Jim Keltner to assist in Withers' debut. Two takes from those sessions, the Grammy-winning "Ain't No Sunshine" and devotional "Grandma's Hands," are included here, and showcase the vocalist's incredible breath control, folksy drawl, and restrained phrasing. They also indicate his penchant for converting biographical experience into eminently catchy combinations of pop, gospel, blues, and soul. A veritable template for British soul contemporaries like Sam Smith and an extension of the timeless fare explored by Van Morrison, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, Bill Withers' Greatest Hits belongs in every music lover's library.
The Cars/The Cars ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
The Cars on numbered limited edition hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. One of the most successful and enjoyable debuts in history, The Cars doubles as a greatest-hits collection. That's because not one song here is unrecognized or unknown. A huge reason why the Boston quintet became America's most popular new-wave band, The Cars launched eight tracks still regularly heard on radio stations everywhere. Consider the hit list: "You're All I've Got Tonight." "Good Times Roll." "Just What I Needed." "Moving in Stereo." "My Best Friend's Girl." "Don't Cha Stop." If you're a fan of pop music, this album is mandatory. Just call it the best new-wave rock album ever made. And now, The Cars sounds better than it has in any previous digital incarnation. Mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition SACD allows the music's oscillating rhythms, futuristic keyboard passages, panned stereo images, and rippling textures to be experienced like never before. The songs take on a surreal quality, the Cars manipulating the vibrant music at will to mesmerize the listeners' senses and hold them at bay. Mobile Fidelity's transparent SACD epitomizes the sensation of "moving in stereo!" Led by Ric Ocasek and Benjamin Orr, the Cars managed to unite then-disparate styles: bubblegum pop melodies, angular art rock, progressive arrangements, and terse minimalism. Orr's low, understated singing and Ocasek's cool, detached vocals lend shades of doubt and double meaning to the lyrics, which are further counterbalanced by orchestral keyboard flourishes and electronic beats. Obsessed with incorporating the latest technologies and sounds into its palette, the band spiced its tunes with delightfully quirky accents - country-tinged guitar fills, echoing Syndrums, reggae splashes, hard-rock tones, robotic pulses. The results are the sounds of a creative landmark. At once accessible and eccentric, edgy and catchy, The Cars explodes with emotion, energy, and hooks.
Santana/Santana ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Santana/Santana on numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. Santana's self-titled debut album announced the arrival of a new Guitar God. Made during the legendary bandleader's most fruitful and creative period, the timeless 1969 set functions as an accessible entry point into the tangy worlds of Latin music by way of an intoxicating blend of Afro-Cuban percussion, jazzy tempos, exotic leads, bluesy riffs, and psychedelic accents. Befitting such a classic, Mobile Fidelity's Hybrid SACD of this epic presents the music in rich, awesomely dynamic and realistic sound. Mastered from the original master tapes, this Hybrid SACD overflows with information, textures, and colors. The result: Spacious, airy, and you-are-there sonics. In addition to correcting the imaging, Mobile Fidelity's collectable version captures the full tonal range of Santana's guitar and nuances of his distinctive touch. It all brings you closer to the music and enhances your emotional connection to this stellar work. Separation between Santana's fluid fills, spicy solos, and broiling grooves and pianist Gregg Rolie's soulful Hammond organ runs allows the music to come alive with a newfound freshness and radiance. Songs simmer, with each passage bursting forth with vibrant color. Just like the equally essential follow-up Abraxas, Santana also lays claim to one of the biggest (and unfortunate) production gaffes in music history. Until Mobile Fidelity fixed the error with its 180g LP and 24K Gold releases, Santana had never been heard correctly. For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. This even extended to compilations on which individual songs from Santana were included. Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this Hybrid SACD edition gets all the specifications exactly right. And with a record of this magnitude, you want everything to be perfect.
Carly Simon/No Secrets ....Hybrid SACD $29.99
Carly Simon No Secrets on numbered limited edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity. Carly Simon's number-one smash "You're So Vain" lingers as one of the most clever, famous, and secretive songs ever recorded. The subject of mass speculation ever since its release, soon after which it occupied the top spot on multiple Billboard charts for several weeks, the double-edged anthem has for decades kept a captive public guessing at the identity of its smug subject. To this day, Simon has offered many hints but never revealed its inspiration. Ironically, the question surrounding the protagonist's identity is perhaps the only mystery on the otherwise sexually open and autobiographically daring No Secrets, Simon's breakthrough album and an emblem of the '70s singer-songwriter canon. Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition hybrid SACD affords the platinum 1972 effort the finest sonic treatment it's ever received. Produced by Richard Perry - famous for his work with Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, and Elton John - No Secrets touts what many believe is the finest sound on any Simon record. Simple, elegant, and disarming, Perry's treatments make the songs seemingly float and Simon's voice take on a more confident, assertive tenor that on this SACD emerges with definitive imaging, balanced tonality, and palpable depth. String arrangements and backing vocals come through with similar realism, adding up to a soulful experience on par with other classics of the era. Enhanced by an all-star cast - Simon's then-husband James Taylor, Paul and Linda McCartney, Mick Jagger, Lowell George, Bobby Keys, Jim Keltner, Nicky Hopkins, and Bonnie Bramlett are among the iconic musicians lending a hand - No Secrets advances Simon's themes of personal introspectiveness, no-holds-barred reflectiveness, and feminist-inspired boldness.
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First, much thanks to everyone who replied to the Synergy 5.1 Mixes Survey in the last newsletter. If you somehow missed it or just didn't get to it, please go ahead and do that now. You'll find it at http://www.artist-shop.com/news.htm#synergy . This is really exciting news that Larry Fast is looking to mix some of his catalog in 5.1 Surround Sound and you can be a part of how that turns out!
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DGM: King Crimson
Fie!: Van der Graaf Generator
Alucard: Gentle Giant
Burning Shed: Levin Minnemann Rudess, David Cross Band, Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales, XTC, Tilt, Radiohead, Barry Andrews, Ghost Medicine, Nosound, Starless, Thieves Kitchen, Riverside, Cosmograf, The Fierce and the Dead, Freedom to Glide, iNDEX05, Andrew Keeling, Steve Hackett, Rick Wakeman, Steve Jansen, Astarta Edwin, Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Anekdoten, Big Big Train, Big Big Train, Frost, Kiama, Katatonia, Paul Draper, I Monster
Cuneiform: Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen, National Health, Bent Knee, Claudia Quintet, Deus Ex Machina, I.P.A., Thumbscrew, Rez Abbasi & Junction
Esoteric: Colosseum, Focus, Gary Wright's Wonderwheel, Three Man Army, Steamhammer, David McWilliams, Arjen Anthony Lucassen, I'm A Freak Baby, Lalo Schifrin, Steve Hackett, Barclay James Harvest, Anthony Phillips, Badger, Gilli Smyth, Peter Baumann, The Move, Gandalf, Grapefruit
|King Crimson/Beat [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99||King Crimson/Three of a Perfect Pair [40th Anniversary Edition] ....CD + DVD-A $21.99|
The eleventh and twelfth releases in King Crimson's superlative 40th Anniversary series. Featuring 2016 stereo and 5.1 surround mixes (by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp) and extra tracks, these are definitive editions of the second and third parts of King Crimson's acclaimed and influential Minimalist Ethno-Art-Rock/Post-Punk 1980s trilogy. The DVD-As (compatible with all DVD and DVD Rom players) feature 5.1 DTS and High Resolution Stereo mixes, and can additionally access 5.1 Lossless audio mixes and Lossless Stereo mixes. As with the other 40th Anniversary releases, the sets are presented in a double digipak format in a slipcase and contain sleeve notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith (along with rare photos and archive material). For Beat the DVD-A also includes footage of performances featured on German TV live from The Alabamahalle and the original, rarely seen, promotional film for Heartbeat. For Three of a Perfect Pair the DVD-A also features the additional tracks (called Other Side) from the 30th anniversary edition CD, new additional tracks as featured on the 2016 CD, and the promotional film for the Sleepless single. All material featured on both these CD/DVD-A sets will also appear on a forthcoming box chronicling King Crimson's 1980s material. The two sets are slated for a mid-October release. At this time there is no info on the pricing, contents and release date of the '80s big box set.
King Crimson/Denver 1972 - KC Live Collectors' Club ....CD $15.99
So here we are in Denver, Colorado March 13, 1972. Another town, another gig and yet another King Crimson line-up due to go their separate ways at the end of an American tour. Though this particular gig was chosen for the KCCC well before the loss of Boz and Ian, it somehow seems a fitting tribute to them, and in particular, their resilience as players and people. - Sid Smith Tracks include: Formentera Lady, The Sailors Tale, Cirkus, Ladies of the Road, The Letters, Groon, 21st Century Schizoid Man, Cadence and Cascade. Featuring Robert Fripp - guitar, mellotron; Mel Collins - saxes, mellotron; Boz Burrell - bass, vocals; Ian Wallace - drums.
Van der Graaf Generator/Do Not Disturb ....import CD
Van der Graaf Generator/Do Not Disturb ....import vinyl LP $35.99
Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the excellent new album by the legendary Van der Graaf Generator. "Do Not Disturb" is the band's 13th studio album and was recorded in the closing months of 2015 and the Spring of 2016. A true group effort, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans continue to follow in the tradition of Van Der Graaf Generator by delivering an album that is both powerful and possesses and emotive beauty. "Do Not Disturb" is another highlight of the band's career, during which their music has been influential on successive generations of musicians. It is surely one of the key album releases of 2016. Mastered and cut at Abbey Road studios, the 180 gram vinyl release of "Do Not Disturb" is limited. The vinyl features a different running order than the CD while the CD features two tracks not found on the vinyl. This will be an early October release.
Gentle Giant/Octopus polo shirt ....import Polo Shirt $48.99
A high quality Fruit of the Loom black Polo/Golf Shirt with full colour embroidered album logo lettering. Available in M, L, XL and XXL.
Gentle Giant/Octopus - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour double-sided high quality sublimation print of Roger Dean's spectacular artwork for the 1972 Gentle Giant album album Octopus (printed on a cotton/poly mix t-shirt). Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-68cms.
Gentle Giant/Gentle Giant Debut LP - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour double-sided high quality sublimation print of George Underwood's artwork for the 1970 Gentle Giant debut album cover (printed on a cotton/poly mix t-shirt). Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-68cms.
Gentle Giant/Gentle Giant - Giant For A Day LP - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour double-sided high quality sublimation print of the iconic Gentle Giant Head Logo artwork for the 1978 Gentle Giant album Giant For A Day (printed on a cotton/poly mix t-shirt). Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-68cms.
Gentle Giant/GG Head Logo Navy ....import T-Shirt $33.99
The iconic Gentle Giant head logo tastefully transported onto the left breast of a navy cotton Gildan T-shirt. Available in M, L, XL and XXL.
Levin Minnemann Rudess/From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann
Rudess ....import CD $26.99
Levin Minnemann Rudess/From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess ....import CD + DVD $46.99
The supernaturally talented trio of progressive rock titans follow up their highly successful, self-titled debut album with 2016's brutal yet beautiful From the Law Offices of. The CD features three bonus tracks not available digitally. On the CD/DVD edition the DVD (NTSC, Region 0) includes: 48/24 bit wav files; one unreleased solo track each from Tony, Marco and Jordan; demos from the recording process; various DIY videos created and self-recorded by Tony, Marco and Jordan; video of the artist painting the CD Cover art.
David Cross Band/Sign of the Crow ....import CD $21.95
The David Cross Band's stunning 2016 studio album Sign of the Crow. Co-written with former King Crimson lyricist Richard Palmer-James, the album features ex KC violinist David Cross with his regular band of Paul Clark, Mick Paul, Jinian Wilde, and Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson). A powerful progressive rock statement about darkness and light performed with grace and energy. Various keyboards, noises and mistakes contributed by David Cross, Mick Paul and Paul Clark as the mood took them.
|Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder/Romantic Warriors III - Canterbury Tales ....import DVD $33.99||Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder/Got Canterbury ....import DVD $26.99|
Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales is the third in a series of feature-length documentaries about Progressive Rock written and directed by Adele Schmidt and Jose Zegarra Holder. Focusing on the music of the Canterbury scene, the film highlights '60s/'70s Canterbury scene bands such as Soft Machine, Caravan, Egg, Gong, Matching Mole, Quiet Sun, Hatfield and The North, Gilgamesh and many more. Musicians interviewed include Pye Hastings, Geoffrey Richardson, Dirk 'Mont' Campbell, Brian Hopper, David Sinclair, Bill MacCormick, Didier Malherbe (Gong) Phil Miller, Richard Sinclair and Daevid Allen. Got Canterbury, the companion DVD to Canterbury Tales, includes interviews with Daevid Allen, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair, Dave Sinclair, Bill MacCormick, Didier Malherbe, Dirk 'Mont' Campbell, Theo Travis and more, and live performances by Soft Machine Legacy, Dave Sinclair, The Muffins and others. Both DVDs are Region 0 NTSC and playable globally.
XTC/English Settlement ....import CD $19.99
With its distinctive cover depiction of the Uffington White Horse and its more prominent use of acoustic guitar, XTC's 1982 studio release was immediately hailed as a significant departure for the band and a future masterpiece. While looking for the (still 'lost in the archives') multi-track tapes to enable Steven Wilson to undertake new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album, the original half-inch master tapes were discovered and used as the source from which engineer John Dent has prepared this 2016 'original master edition'. An album which set standards on its release sounds, if anything, even better now.
Tilt/Hinterland ....import CD $26.99
Over 5 years in the making, Hinterland is the long-awaited debut release from Tilt. Band members Robin Boult, David Stewart and Steve Vantsis are best known for recording, writing and touring with Fish, with Vantsis being responsible for most of the arranging and writing on the acclaimed albums, 13th Star and Feast of Consequences. On Hinterland, the trio are augmented by guitarist Paul Humphreys, singer PJ Dourley, and guest performers John Beck (It Bites) and John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/It Bites), who also mixed the album. The CD is presented in an embossed digipak with a 12 page booklet.
Radiohead/A Moon Shaped Pool ....CD $15.98
Radiohead's ninth album is typically ambitious, edgy and melancholy, but is also perhaps the band's most accessible, cinematic and melodious release to date. A Moon Shaped Pool is a toweringly lovely 2016 return from one of the most important bands of the last three decades.
Barry Andrews/Haunted Box of Switches Volumes 1 & 2 ....import double CD $27.99
A piano and a voice! Two volumes of Barry Andrews' remarkable solo ventures. Includes stripped-down covers of Shriekback tunes, as well as songs found nowhere else and improvisations.
Ghost Medicine/Discontinuance ....import CD $22.99
Driven by a need to communicate the indescribable, and drawing on influences ranging from Vaughan Williams to Sigur Ros and Nick Drake, to Meshuggah, Discontinuance is the debut album from Ghost Medicine (the working name of virtuoso Georgia based guitarist and composer Jared Leach). Consisting of seven tracks that explore themes relating to the complex nature of human experience, Discontinuance is an astonishingly mature statement. Demonstrating a deep knowledge of alternate tunings and guitar effects, Leach's expressive guitar work alternates between sensitive layered finger picked acoustic guitars and fiery electric solos. Featuring drummer Scott Prian, bass player extraordinaire Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/ORk/Tim Bowness) and additional vocals from Sarah Hoefer, Discontinuance is a superb introduction to a potentially major talent.
Nosound/Scintilla ....import CD + Blu-Ray $29.99
After a decade of crafting a very particular type of widescreen melancholia and wistful imagery, Nosound's fifth studio album Scintilla introduces a wholly new musical and visual approach for Giancarlo Erra's ever-evolving band. Inspired by personal upheaval and a desire for change, Scintilla is an emotionally complex and musically direct work presenting a stripped-down set of compositions that mark a major departure from Nosound's trademark symphonic lushness and production precision. Taking in influences from post rock, shoegaze and alt-singer-songwriters, the album imaginatively utilizes a mostly organic and acoustic sound palette. Musically looser and more sonically intimate than the band's previous releases, Scintilla's emphasis is placed firmly on feeling rather than technique. Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh lends his distinctive vocals to two of the album's tracks, and cellist Marianne De Chastelaine returns once more to the Nosound fold (this time in a more free-flowing and improvisational capacity). Acclaimed Italian singer Andrea Chimenti co-writes and sings on the serene Sogno E Incendio. Shifting from the uncharacteristic sarcasm of Love Is Forever and potent anger of The Perfect Wife to the dreamy sensitivity of Emily and the unusually uplifting Celebration of Life, Scintilla represents the boldest statement of Nosound's career so far. A cathartic album of emotional extremes, Scintilla marks the brave beginning of the second phase of Nosound's fascinating career. Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray in Mediabook with a 24 page booklet. The Blu-Ray contains HD 5.1 & stereo surround sound 24/96 lossless mixes, plus additional video content.
Starless/Starless ....import CD $25.99
Starless is the lushly orchestrated brainchild of Paul McGeechan (Love & Money). An epic album - widescreen in scope and ambition - Starless features collaborators such as Paul Buchanan (The Blue Nile), Karen Matheson (Capercaillie) and Chris Thomson (The Bathers). McGeechan recorded the album with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the result is an emotionally charged and atmospheric set of songs with references including Ennio Morricone, Craig Armstrong, The Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and David Sylvian. CD in a 6 page digipak with a 12-page booklet.
Thieves Kitchen/The Clockwork Universe ....import CD $26.99
A glorious and adventurous mix of Canterbury prog quirks, Gentle Giant-esque intricacy and emotionally engaging singer-songwriter influences, The Clockwork Universe is another landmark for this highly creative trio. Thieves' Kitchen's thematically linked sixth studio release contains songs about people whose experiences directly or indirectly bring them into contact with the universe of science and discovery. Guests include Paul Mallyon (ex Sanguine Hum), and Anglagard's Johann Brand and Anna Holmgren. The album was engineered and mixed by Rob Aubrey (IQ, Big Big Train). CD in digipak.
Riverside/Love Fear and the Time Machine [Special Edition] ....import CD + DVD $31.99
Love, Fear and the Time Machine is Riverside's sixth studio album from 2015. Arguably the band's most mature work, the album sees the band return to the melodic and atmospheric progressive rock stylings of its debut Out of Myself. The Special Edition CD/DVD features 5.1 and 24 bit stereo mixes of the album, extra tracks and video clips.
Cosmograf/The Unreasonable Silence ....import CD $22.99
Cosmograf's cinematic 2016 album The Unreasonable Silence contains an alien themed concept based on The Myth of Sysiphus by Albert Camus and explores aspects of paranoia, social withdrawal, conformity, and the search for meaning. Guests include Nick D'Virgilio, Nick Beggs and Dave Meros, plus various voice actors. CD in digipak with 20 page booklet.
Cosmograf/Capacitor ....import CD $22.99
Cosmograf's Capacitor - from 2014 - features guest appearances by Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train/ Spock's Beard), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson/ Steve Hackett), Andy Tillison (The Tangent), and Matt Stevens. Cinematic in both its nature and sound, the theme for Capacitor is the storage of the human spirit, and how the imprint of lives are left behind both in a spiritual and technological sense. The album appeared in a number of Prog album of the year lists.
The Fierce and the Dead/Magnet ....import CD EP $15.99
Featuring more outstanding instrumental post-prog adventures from Matt Stevens and band, The Fierce and the Dead's five track Magnet EP is presented in a vinyl-style cardboard sleeve.
Freedom to Glide/Fall ....import CD $27.99
Fall is the second album in a War-themed trilogy from Freedom to Glide. While Fall's predecessor, F2G's 2013 debut album Rain, can be described as 'an awakening to the effects of war,' Fall possesses a more reflective, 'coming to terms with horror' atmosphere. A musically rich and deeply emotional journey chronicling the devastating effects of conflict. CD in digipak with 20 page booklet.
Various Artists/iNDEX05 ....import CD $15.99
iNDEX05 is the fifth DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN41 - 49. Marking the landmark 50th physical release on the DiN label, iNDEX05 is an excellent introduction to one of the world's foremost ambient/electronica labels. Artists include Ian Boddy, Node, ARC, Dave Bessell, and collaborations between Parallel Worlds & Dave Bessell, Ian Boddy & Markus Reuter, Erik Wollo & Bernhard Woestheinrich and Parallel Worlds & Self Oscillate. As with the previous four DiN samplers, DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 tracks into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums featured on the release but presents an exciting new context for the material in its own right. Presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra flap.
Andrew Keeling/Spiritus ....import CD $22.99
Spiritus is a collection of four major pieces from Andrew Keeling's classical repertoire that focuses on the more lyrical and spiritual aspects of his work. O Ignis Spiritus is based on the transcendent works of Hildegard of Bingen and is performed by the internationally acclaimed Hilliard Ensemble (Jan Garbarek etc). Andrew Keeling is also known as the leader of the band Otherworld, and has collaborated with the likes of Robert Fripp, Evelyn Glennie, David Cross, Tim Bowness and Stephen Fellows (Comsat Angels) amongst others.
Steve Hackett/Spectral Mornings [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $34.99
A deluxe edition of Steve Hackett's wonderful 1979 release Spectral Mornings. Recorded with a band including Pete Hicks, Dik Cadbury, Nick Magnus, John Hackett and John Shearer, the album remains a highlight of Hackett's career. Contains stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Steven Wilson, along with three bonus tracks and the original album mix remastered.
Steve Hackett/Defector [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $34.99
Steve Hackett's highest charting album, Defector (released in 1980), was a more than worthy follow-up to the majestic Spectral Mornings. This 2016 deluxe edition contains a remaster of the original album, along with two bonus tracks, plus a disc containing the Steve Hackett band (including Nick Magnus and John Hackett) live at the Reading Festival in 1980. The DVD which features a pseudo 5.1 Surround Sound Up-mix derived from the original stereo masters.
Steve Hackett/Please Dont Touch [Deluxe Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $34.99
A deluxe edition of Steve Hackett's eclectic 1978 release Please Don't Touch. Recorded with session musicians and singers including Steve Walsh (Kansas), Richie Havens, Randy Crawford and Chester Thompson (Weather Report/Genesis), the album remains a fascinating anomaly in Hackett's career. Contains stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes by Steven Wilson, along with three bonus tracks and the original album mix remastered.
Steve Hackett/5 Classic Albums - 1975-1983 ....import 5 CD Set $27.99
A budget-priced collection of five of Steve Hackett's most popular studio albums packaged together in a slimline slipcase. Includes the albums, Voyage Of The Acolyte, Please Don't Touch, Spectral Mornings, Defector, and Highly Strung.
Rick Wakeman/Journey to the Centre of the Earth [Deluxe Edition] ....import CD + DVD $26.95
Deluxe two disc (CD + NTSC/Region 0 DVD) edition. Digitally remastered edition of this 1974 prog classic. Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is the second album from the English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released on A&M Records. The album is a live recording of his second of two concerts on January 18 1974 at the Royal Festival Hall in London. With its concept based on Jules Verne's same-titled science fiction novel, the album tells the story of Professor Lidenbrok, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans, who follow a passage to the Earth's center originally discovered by Arne Saknussemm, an Icelandic alchemist. Wakeman performs with the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir, and a group of hand-picked musicians for his rock band which later became The English Rock Ensemble. Actor David Hemmings narrates the story. The DVD (NTSC, Region 0) contains a period quad mix of the album.
Rick Wakeman/Journey to the Centre of the Earth [Super Deluxe Edition] ....import triple CD + DVD Set $84.99
A Super Deluxe 3CD/DVD (NTSC, Region 0) edition of Wakeman's enormously successful concept release from 1974. Presented in a shoebox style, the package contains a replica period tour programme and a booklet with notes by Wakeman and Prog editor Jerry Ewing. B-sides, live performances, radio sessions and a quad mix are included alongside a re-mastered version of the original album.
Rick Wakeman/5 Classic Albums - 1973-1977 ....import 5 CD Set $27.99
A budget-priced collection of five of Rick Wakeman's most popular 1970s albums packaged together in a slimline slipcase. Includes the albums, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, No Earthly Connection, and White Rock.
Steve Jansen/Tender Extinction ....import CD $25.99
The 2016 studio release from Steve Jansen. Featuring guest appearances by Thomas Feiner, Perry Blake, Nicola Hitchcock, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim) and others.
Astarta Edwin/Astarta Edwin ....import CD $24.99
An unusual pairing of bass player Colin Edwin with the close harmonies and distinctive Slavic vocals of top Ukrainian duo Astarta. This collaborative, eponymous debut release was born out of a chance encounter whilst Colin Edwin was visiting Kiev to perform with his duo Ex-Wise Heads in early 2012. Astarta/Edwin developed their sound throughout the recording process which was also aided by input from some remarkable and gifted musicians, namely US experimental/ambient guitarist Jon Durant, UK violin phenomenon Steve Bingham (No-Man) and legendary US drummer Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson). Colin explains, "Whilst working on the Astarta/Edwin material, I purposely stayed away from attempting any sort of interpretation of the lyrics, instead remaining in wilful ignorance of the actual lyrical content. The Ukrainian language remains a mystery to me, so my focus was always on supporting the twin vocals and trying to create a sympathetic musical content to wrap around and highlight them." Kicking off with the propulsive Pid Yalinoyu, Astarta/Edwin travel through an inviting collection of songs, ranging from the uplifting Orel (aided by inventive guitar work from Durant), via the mysterious atmospheric dub of Oy U Lisi, to the fragile, haunting acoustic ballad Kolisanka.
Jethro Tull/Aqualung - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the (in)famous Aqualung artwork. Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-63cms.
Jethro Tull/Thick As a Brick - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the iconic and critically acclaimed 1972 Jethro Tull album Thick As A Brick. Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-63cms.
Jethro Tull/Too Old to Rock n Roll Too Young To Die! - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....import T-Shirt $55.99
A full colour all over double-sided high quality sublimation print of the memorable Too Old To Rock n Roll artwork. Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-68cms.
Fairport Convention/Liege & Lief - All Over Print Tee Shirt ....imprt T-Shirt $54.99
A full colour high quality double-sided all over print of Roberta Kirque's incredible artwork for the classic 1969 Fairport Album, Liege & Lief. Please note, the sizes are: Armpit to armpit (Chest): Medium-50cms, Large-55cms, XL-58cms, XXL-63cms, XXXL-63cms.
Sandy Denny/I've Always Kept a Unicorn - The Acoustic Sandy Denny ....import double CD $25.95
A 40 track double cd featuring demos, live, radio and TV recordings. Includes stripped down arrangements of songs performed with the Strawbs, Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and The Bunch, plus 3 unreleased demos.
|Anekdoten/Vemod ....import CD $21.99||Anekdoten/Nucleus ....import CD $21.99|
|Anekdoten/From Within ....import CD $21.99||Anekdoten/Gravity ....import CD $21.99||Anekdoten/A Time of Day ....import CD $21.99|
With its brooding King Crimson influenced and Mellotron dominated sound, Anekdoten are regarded as one of the most important Scandinavian progressive rock bands of the last two decades. Vemod, Anekdoten's debut from 1993, shows the band a little rougher, more Gothic in tone, and less tonally subtle than in later years, but compelling nonetheless. From the crashing bass and Mellotron in the opening track Karelia, it's clear that the spirit of King Crimson reigns over this work. Nucleus, Anekdoten's second album from 1995, was an uncompromising, grungy and distorted affair. Some found it too heavy and extreme, while others found the album to be a major leap forward for the band. Regardless, Nucleus confirmed the Anekdoten's status within the prog community and is considered a cult album by many of the band's fans. This is the remastered edition with bonus track and enhanced packaging from 2004. On From Within, Anekdoten's third album from 1999, the band moved away from the 1970's influenced progressive rock of its predecessors towards a more contemporary sound. Anekdoten reentered the darkness with a mature and confident release that has become many fan's favourite recording by the band. Sometimes sweet, acoustic and psychedelic, and sometimes atmospheric, Gravity, Anekdoten's fourth album from 2003, succeeds in mixing Anekdoten's traditional style with more contemporary influences. Mellotron meets Farfisa organ! On A Time Of Day, the fifth Anekdoten album from 2007, Anekdoten plunge even deeper into its own uncompromising universe. Progressive Rock at its most intense and wonderful!
Big Big Train/Folklore ....import CD $22.99
An epic progressive rock tour de force, BBT's tenth studio album is its most ambitious yet. Breathing new life into traditional themes and creating a few new ones along the way, the crafts of melody and storytelling beat strongly at the heart of the Big Big Train and inform every track on Folklore. Featuring an eight piece band and brass quintet - augmented by a string quartet - the album provides a superb showcase for David Longdon's emotional vocals and the band's dramatic extended compositions. CD in digipak with 22 page booklet.
Big Big Train/The Difference Engine ....import CD $18.99
The 2010 remastered digipak CD version of Big Big Train's concept album from 2007. Telling a 'small' story (the loss of loved ones as life progresses) set against a 'big' story (the death of a distant star), this edition contains the bonus track Hope You Made It.
Frost/Falling Satellites ....import CD $27.99
After an 8 year silence, 2016 finally sees the release of the long awaited 3rd album from Frost, Falling Satellites. The brainchild of keyboard player Jem Godfrey, Frost released its first album, Milliontown to critical acclaim in 2006. Godfrey is joined by long-term collaborator John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/It Bites) on guitar and vocals plus Nathan King (Level 42) on bass and drummer Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson). The album includes 11 songs with the final 6 songs forming a 32 minute long suite called Sunlight. Within this collection of songs comes an unexpected guest appearance from none other than Grammy nominated guitar legend Joe Satriani. Special edition CD with two bonus tracks.
Kiama/Sign Of IV ....import CD $21.99
Kiama features Robert Reed (Magenta/Kompendium), Luke Maschin (The Tangent/Maschine) Andy Edwards (Frost*/IQ) and Dylan Thomson (The Reasoning/Shadow Of The Sun). Recorded at Real World, the band's 2016 debut offers a progressive tinged hard rock with influences from Rainbow, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Deep Purple.
Katatonia/The Fall of Hearts ....CD $15.98
Katatonia/The Fall of Hearts [Deluxe Edition] ....CD + DVD $18.98
CD in digipak edition of Katatonia's tenth studio album The Fall Of Hearts, which once again sees the band expanding its boundaries. The Fall of Hearts features new drummer Daniel 'Mojjo' Moilanen and recently recruited guitarist Roger Ojersson. The dramatic artwork was created by long-time design collaborator Travis Smith. Also available is a deluxe CD/DVD-V edition packaged in a media book including a 24 page colour booklet. The bonus DVD-V includes hi-res stereo and 5.1 audio (DTS 96/24 5.1 & 96/24 Stereo LPCM) mixed by Bruce Soord, while the cd includes the bonus track Vakaren.
Paul Draper/EP One ....import CD $15.99
EP ONE is the 2016 Kscope label debut for former Mansun frontman Paul Draper. The EP features three tracks: Feeling My Heart Run Slow - a thundering juggernaut of a revenge rock n roll song; No Ideas - a mind-expanding spy movie soundtrack condensed into just under six minutes (and featuring Steven Wilson), and The Silence is Deafening - a gleaming pop song that perfectly melds together glacial synths and soaring guitar-bass-drums. The EP also features an alternate mix of Feeling My Heart Run Slow by Andy MacFarlane of Scottish band The Twilight Sad. The tracks on EP ONE were recorded at Paul's studio The Kitchen. No Ideas was recorded with Steven Wilson (who played bass, acoustic and electric guitar, Moog, Mellotron and Prophet synths on the track). The Silence is Deafening was co-written with Catherine AD (aka The Anchoress), whose current album Confessions Of A Romance Novelist was co-produced and co-written by Paul.
I Monster/Bright Sparks ....import CD $22.99
Bright Sparks is a playful I Monster concept album telling the fascinating stories of the people and companies involved in the early days of synthesiser production (including Moog, ARP, Chamberlin, Mellotron, Freeman and others). The album was recorded using a number of the bands favourite synthesisers. Guest performers include John Foxx and Stewart Lee. A breezy aural delight come essential history lesson!
Hugh Hopper & Alan Gowen/Two Rainbows Daily ....CD $16.99
Two Rainbows Daily is a reissue of a long out of print classic from 1980 from these two fine composers and insrumentalists (keyboards and bass). While rich in sound due to overdubs, this doesn't have a full band sound, and this rather stripped-down approach makes for an "intimate" release filled with crafty melodies and subtle tonal colors. Mastered directly off the master tapes it sounds terrific; finally! No vinyl crackle! As a bonus there is 20' of extra live material and excellent liner notes by Hugh, which tell the story of this disc. Absolutely a "Canterbury" classic.
National Health/Playtime ....CD $16.99
Another out of print classic reissued by Cuneiform, this CD is the first National Health live album to ever be released. It is also the only recorded documentation of the Gowen ,Greaves, Miller, and Pyle version of the band. Recorded at two different shows in 1979 - including one show that features the addition of guest guitarist Alain Eckert [Art Zoyd] - the majority of the compositions on Playtime cannot be found on any other National Health recording. In addition, Playtime includes a 16 page booklet with liner notes by noted Canterbury expert Aymeric Leroy, which tells the story of the last period of National Health with Gowen. Illustrated with rare photos, interviews and comments with all surviving members of the band, this is a fantastic, unexpected, newly unearthed document 20 years later, of a much loved band.
Bent Knee/Say So ....CD $16.99
Bent Knee is a genre-defying art-rock collective from Boston. Fiercely innovative, the band bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar. They draw from an expansive sonic palette edged by the touchstones of heavy psych, baroque pop and the avant-garde. Their sound is new and their scoope is vast. Formed in 2009, the band - Courtney Swain (vocals/keyboards), Ben Levin (guitar/vocals), Chris Baum (violin, vocals), Jessica Kion (bass/vocals), Gavin Wallce-Ailsworth (drums) and Vince Welch (synth/sound design) - combines immense depth and musicality with enthralling melody and arrangement. Touring constantly and reaching new converts nightly, Bent Knee is high art for the masses.
Claudia Quintet/Super Petite ....CD $16.99
Short doesn't necessarily mean simple. Drummer-composer John Hollenbeck acrobatically explores the dichotomy between brevity and complexity on Super Petite, the eighth release by the critically-acclaimed, proudly eccentric Claudia Quintet. The oxymoronic title of the new album, captures the essence of its ten new compositions, which pack all of the wit and virtuosity that listeners have come to expect from the Claudia Quintet into the time frame of radio-friendly pop songs. As always, Hollenbeck's uncategorizable music - which bridges the worlds of modern jazz and new music in surprising and inventive ways - is realized by Claudia's long standing line-up: clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Chris Speed, vibraphonist Matt Moran, bassist Drew Gress, and accordionist Red Wierenga. Over the course of 19 years and 8 albums, the band has forged an astounding chemistry and become expert at juggling mind-boggling dexterity with inviting emotion and spirit.The concept was both a personal challenge for Hollenbeck as a composer always dealing with a wealth of ideas, but also a reaction to a tendency in modern music toward the epic. "I'm feeling things in the opposite direction," the composer explains. "When tunes are longer, there tend to be moments when not a whole lot is happening. If you have a really short tune, the whole thing has to be compelling." Speaking of compelling, the release comes with a fat, 20 page color booklet, filled with unusual artwork
Deus Ex Machina/Devoto ....CD $16.99
Devoto (`Devoted`) is the ninth album by Italy's Deus Ex Machina in a 30 year-long career. Founded in 1985 and bursting out of Bologna with their initial release in 1991, by the time they released their second, self-titled album in 1993, the group's line-up was exactly the same as it is today! Featuring the powerful and soaring vocals of Alberto Piras, the band is a unique blend of classic hard rock and avant-garde tendencies, having a big, heavy sound (not 'crunchy' but 'heavy') that is as equally influenced by Led Zeppelin as the Mahavishnu Orchestra. No one else sounds like Deus Ex Machina.
I.P.A./I Just Did Say Something ....CD $16.99
Maybe it's the region's boundless but stark natural beauty or its internationally envied social order, but whatever the cause Scandinavia has nurtured a particularly vivid jazz scene marked by a tantalizing balance of form and freedom. Over the past decade the quintet I.P.A. has come to embody the best of this volatile sensibility, which makes sense as the band draws its players from definitive Nordic ensembles such as Atomic, Motif, Ensemble Denada, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, and The Thing. This is I.P.A.'s fourth release and their first to be released outside of Scandinavia. The quintet's most exhilarating statement yet, it's the work of a band fully alive to its own power, while eagerly investigating new directions. I.P.A. is strongly influenced by the seminal 1960s work of Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman. Harmonically unfettered, rhythmically unpredictable and melodically unvarnished, the quintet thrives on live-wire interaction with rapidly intersecting lines that swoop and collide, disentangle and divide. "We have melodies, but not really structured melodies," says Nymo, one of the band's primary composers. "We're definitely influenced by Don Cherry. I see us as part of this Scandinavian jazz scene, but we're open to influences from all over." I.P.A.'s origins go back to 2007 when Nymo, Flaten and Johansen released their electrifying interpretation of Don Cherry's classic 1966 Blue Note album Complete Communion. Broo joined forces with the triumvirate the following year and I.P.A. was born. The quartet introduced itself on Bolage with two critically hailed albums, 2009's Lorenaand 2011's It's A Delicate Thing. By 2014's Bubble, vibes master Mattias Stahl had expanded the band to a quintet. "Adding Mattias really opens up the possibilities," Nymo says. "He's a fantastic player, and helped us expand the colors and how we interact within the band." While all committed to an array of bands and projects, the five musicians in I.P.A. have found kindred exploratory spirits in the band. With I Just Did Say Something the combo has staked a larger claim, coming close to capturing the full creative breadth of this all-star ensemble. "We really cover a lot of ground," Nymo says. "That's something we realized while making this record. This is what we sound like now, but we're already off in new directions."
Thumbscrew/Convallaria ....CD $16.99
Convallaria is the second release by Thumbscrew, a trio of major stars of the modern jazz scene. Thier first, self-titled release made a big splash saleswise and critically. Guitarist Mary Halvorson is one of the most recognizable players on her instrument today. She has a voluminous discography as a leader and sidewoman, and has established herself as an important voice in jazz. Bassist Michael Formanek has been an important, grounding force on the scene for over 30 years. In the last few years he has released three widely praised albums as composer/bandleader on the ECM label. Drummer Tomas Fujiwara grew up on Boston, studying with the legendary Alan Dawson before moving to New York where he has become an important presence on the current scene.
Rez Abbasi & Junction/Behind the Vibration ....CD $16.99
"Behind the Vibration is a collection of new music that seeks to answer the question: What might a modern jazz album sound like in the hands of contemporary musicians employing a breadth of influences and current technologies? More often than not, musicians I play with have developed a deep understanding of the jazz canon, yet also equally admire music vastly different than jazz. The members of Junction embody this epitome. Individually our present schedules include performing in a variety of settings from pop, heavy metal, electronica, Camatic, Indo-sub-Saharan African, qawwali, jazz and more. Junction is where it all meets. It is my most inclusive project to date in terms of engaging diverse musical influences and technology. For me, this is 'music of now.'" - Rez Abbasi
Colosseum/Colosseum Live [Remastered & Expanded] ....import double CD $27.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1971 album by Colosseum, "Colosseum Live." Originally released in June 1971 as double LP set housed in a sleeve designed by Marcus Keef, "Colosseum Live" spent six weeks on the UK album chart, peaking at number 17. The album featured the "classic" Colosseum line-up of Jon Hiseman (drums), Dave Greenslade (organ & vibes), Dick Heckstall-Smith (saxophones), Dave "Clem" Clempson (guitar, vocals), Chris Farlowe (vocals) and Mark Clarke (bass). Recorded at concerts in Manchester and Brighton in March 1971, the album showcased the band at the peak of their powers on stage. "Colosseum Live" would also be the final album of the 1970s by the group. Four decades on, "Colosseum Live" remains one of the band's seminal releases, a fine combination of rock, jazz and blues. This newly re-mastered and expanded reissue includes an extra CD of material recorded in Brighton, Manchester and Bristol in March 1971 (including a live version of their classic "Valentyne Suite"). It also features a booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay.
Focus/Focus 8.5 - Beyond the Horizon ....import CD $25.99
From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, this album features all-star Brazilian musicians including Arthur Maia and Mario Seve joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with Marcio Bahia as musicianship, once again, goes Beyond the Horizon. Focus is known around the world for its iconic albums, including the hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House of the King. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacombs and Jan Dumee. The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer Marvio Ciribelli.
Gary Wright's Wonderwheel/Ring of Changes [Remastered & Expanded] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a genuine "lost" classic album from 1972, "Ring of Changes" by Gary Wright's Wonderwheel. Following his departure from Spooky Tooth after the "Ceremony" album, Gary Wright participated in sessions for his friend George Harrison's classic album "All Things Must Pass" and enjoyed a solo career that culminated in him forming the band Wonderwheel. Originally featuring Mick Jones (guitar), Bryson Graham (drums) and Archie Leggett (bass), Wonderwheel was formed to enable Wright to promote his album "Extraction," and the group then participated on his second solo album "Footprint." In 1972 the band recorded "Ring of Changes" (with Tom Duffey replacing Leggett on bass guitar). The album was a fine effort and arguably featured some of the finest material written and recorded by Wright to that date. The album would also feature the notable appearance of George Harrison on several tracks including 'Goodbye Sunday'. Gary's label, A&M Records elected to release 'I Know' as a single in 1972, but for reasons unclear, the release of "Ring of Changes" was shelved, leading Wright to participate in the recording of George Harrison's "Living in the Material World" and to reform Spooky Tooth soon after. With full co-operation and involvement of Gary Wright, the original master tapes of "Ring of Changes" have been located and have been re-mastered in Hollywood by Gary himself. This first ever release of "Ring of Changes" sees the original album tracks restored in full, along with the addition of three bonus tracks. Forty four years on from its recording, one of Gary Wright's fine musical achievements can at last be experienced in full. This edition includes an illustrated booklet featuring an exclusive interview with Gary Wright.
Three Man Army/A Third of a Lifetime [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1971 album by Three Man Army, "A Third of a Lifetime." Three Man Army was formed in 1971 by brothers Adrian and Paul Gurvitz, (assuming the pseudonym Curtis), who had previously been key members in the band Gun (famed for the 1968 hit 'Race With the Devil'). Signing to producer Lou Reizner's production company, Three Man Army recorded their debut album for the newly established progressive imprint Pegasus. "A Third of a Lifetime" is a classic progressive rock album of the era that is now ripe for rediscovery, with tracks such as 'Together' featuring fine guitar work from Adrian Gurvitz, underpinned by a solid rhythm section and Mellotron keyboard. From start to finish "A Third of a Lifetime" is an impressive listen. This new, official release has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes, features two bonus tracks originally released as a single in 1971 and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.
Steamhammer/Mountains [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1971 album by British progressive / blues rock band Steamhammer. Formed in 1968 by Kieran White and Martin Quittenton, Steamhammer came to prominence on the second wave of the British blues boom of the late 1960s. Their debut album was issued in 1968 and earned the band a loyal following which developed further thanks to their effective live performances. In Germany they became a popular concert attraction. Their second album "MK II" did much to enhance their reputation, but by this time, with line-up changes taking place, the band had moved into a more progressive direction, taking on board jazz influences. By the close of 1970 Steamhammer had settled into a line-up of Keiran White (guitar, vocals), Martin Pugh (guitar), Steve Davy (bass, vocals) and Mick Bradley (drums). It was this line-up that recorded "Mountains" for the B&C label. "Mountains" would feature seven original compositions and a cover version of 'Riding on the L&N.' Two of the album's eight tracks were recorded at the Lyceum in London. This new, official release has been newly re-mastered and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.
David McWilliams/Lord Offaly [Remastered] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1972 album by legendary Irish musician David McWilliams, "Lord Offaly." David McWilliams first came to prominence with his 1967 classic 'The Days of Pearly Spencer' (later a hit for Marc Almond in 1992). The three albums McWilliams recorded for the Major Minor label in the late 1960s earned him a cult following and a well-deserved reputation as a songwriter. In the early 1970s he signed a contract with Pye Records newly established "progressive" label, Dawn Records, and would record three albums for the label. His first, released in 1972, was "Lord Offaly," arguably the finest of his work for Dawn. The album was dominated by the epic title track, but featured a collection of well-crafted songs. This new, official release has been newly re-mastered from the original Dawn master tapes and includes a booklet with liner notes and fully restores the album artwork.
Arjen Anthony Lucassen/Strange Hobby ....import CD $25.99
From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, Strange Hobby was previously released in 1996 without saying who the artist was! It can now be announced it was legendary Dutch prog artist Arjen Anthony Lucassen! Strange Hobby has been out of print for over a decade and is now a much sought after collectors' item. This edition includes four bonus tracks which have not been available on the album previously. This re-release is likely to be a big surprise to many of his fans! The CD release of Strange Hobby is the first on Arjen's own Aluca Music imprint.
Various Artists/I'm A Freak Baby: A Journey through the British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 ....import triple CD $27.99
From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, housed in a clambox featuring a lavishly illustrated and annotated 36-page booklet, I'm A Freak, Baby is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging anthology to appear thus far of an underground scene that, in addition to being responsible for some magnificent music, also acted as a signpost to the subsequent emergence of British punk and heavy metal. Although vintage British psychedelia is viewed by many these days as an Alice in Wonderland-style enchanted garden full of beatific flower children innocently gathering flowers or chasing butterflies, there was always a more visceral element to the scene. Pointedly free of such fripperies as scarlet tunic-wearing gnomes, phenomenal cats and talismanic bicycles, the power trio format that was popularised by the likes of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience spawned a host of imitators. As the Sixties drew to a close and pop evolved slowly but inexorably into rock, psychedelia gave way to a sound that was harder, leaner, heavier, louder. Across three discs and four hours of music, I'm A Freak, Baby: A Journey Through The British Heavy Psych And Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 investigates that largely under-documented period, incorporating everything from some of the biggest names in the burgeoning hard rock/proto-metal firmament (Deep Purple, Uriah Heep) all the way down to a significant number of provincial semi-pro bands who gigged extensively but were unable to land a recording contract during their lifetime. We feature some of British rock's pioneering acts (The Yardbirds, The Move), a handful of bands who travelled far beyond their blues boom roots (Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, The Groundhogs), the infamous Ladbroke Grove scene (The Deviants, The Pink Fairies, Hawkwind, The Edgar Broughton Band), a smattering of inspired, where-the-hell-did-that-come-from one-shots like The Velvet Frogs and the mighty Egor, and a clutch of previously-unreleased recordings (The Kult, Hellmet, The Phoenix) that have even eluded the specialist reissue companies and bootleggers.
Lalo Schifrin/Black Widow + Towering Toccata ....import CD $19.99
From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, these Lalo Schifrin albums feature some of the greatest jazz musicians of the period including Eric Gale, Steve Gadd, Hubert Laws, Anthony Jackson & Joe Farrell to name but a few. Lalo Schifrin has scored over one hundred & sixty movies including Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon," Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" & Jackie Chan's "Rush Hour" trilogy as well as numerous TV show themes, but there is more to Lalo Schifrin. Robinsongs is celebrating that fact with the release of two albums that Lalo Schifrin made for the legendary CTI label in the mid-seventies "Black Widow" and "Towering Toccata." Lalo Schifrin puts a jazz funk vibe to some classic movie themes including Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Jaws" which was released as a single and charted at 14 in the UK Singles chart, and became a worldwide Disco smash. Schifrin's CTI debut "Black Widow" proved a hit as it landed at # 22 in the US list of jazz bestsellers, and it also appeared on the R&B chart. Buoyed by good sales and the encouraging public reception Schifrin returned to the studio to cut his second CTI album "Towering Toccata." Again there was plenty of effervescent disco-funk grooves plus big movie theme adaptations including "King Kong." This package also features liner notes by Charles Waring, contributor to MOJO magazine & Record Collector.
Steve Hackett/Blues With a Feeling [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered expanded edition of Steve Hackett's unique 1994 album, "Blues With a Feeling." The album showcased another side of the musical personality of the legendary guitarist. As Steve says; "The Blues is a style of music that's intensely emotional and exciting. The music is the place where truly alive electric guitar sounds were first born. All the sonic developments that rock music inherited stem from that." "Blues With a Feeling" demonstrated Steve Hackett's ability and affinity with the music form and was a very satisfying and entertaining excursion into a new genre for its creator. This new release has been re-mastered from the original masters and is graced by two superb brand new bonus tracks, especially recorded for this reissue - On Cemetery Road and Patch of Blue.
Barclay James Harvest/Gone To Earth [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $38.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic million selling 1977 album by Barclay James Harvest, "Gone to Earth." Originally released in October 1977, the album was the band's biggest selling release, achieving over a million sales worldwide and having the distinction of being the 6th longest staying chart album on the German album charts of all time. The album followed in the wake of "Everyone is Everybody Else," "Barclay James Harvest Live," "Time Honoured Ghosts" & "Octoberon" for Polydor records and was a Top Thirty album in the UK and huge seller in Europe. In Germany in particular, the album struck a chord with the record buying public thanks to tracks such as 'Hymn,' 'Poor Man's Moody Blues,' 'Friend of Mine,' 'Sea of Tranquility' and more. The album's popularity continues to endure. This Deluxe edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mix of the album. The set also includes new stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes of an early, previously unreleased version of 'Loving is Easy,' recorded during the album sessions. The DVD (which is region free and NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes. In addition the set features new stereo & 5.1 mixes of 'Our Kid's Kid' (B-side to the single of 'Hymn') and four other bonus tracks. This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.
Anthony Phillips/1984 [Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $38.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mixed and expanded edition of the classic instrumental album by Genesis founder member Anthony Phillips, "1984." Released in 1981, the album was born at the same time as Anthony was composing and recording the soundtrack to the British TV documentary series Rule Britannia. "1984" was a radical departure from the more pastoral feel of Anthony's previous solo work, and saw him experiment with synthesisers to an extent he'd previously never done before, resulting in a keyboard dominated album. At the time of release, the album divided opinions among some Anthony Phillips fans, but the passage of time has seen the album re-evaluated and it is now held in high esteem by fans, critics and musicians (including Steven Wilson), all of whom concur that "1984" now stands as a ground-breaking and influential work. This new 3 disc digipack deluxe edition of the album features a new stereo mix and a 5.1 Surround sound mix, (on an NSTC / Region Free DVD), along with a CD of alternate mixes and out-takes. It includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Jon Dann (with a brief foreword text by Steven Wilson) and also includes a poster.
Badger/One Live Badger [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the classic 1973 live album by Badger. Noted for their connection with the legendary Yes, the band featured former Yes keyboard player Tony Kaye and bass guitarist David Foster (formerly in The Warriors with Jon Anderson and co-writer of 'Sweet Dreams' and 'Time and a Word' for Yes), along with guitarist / vocalist Brian Parrish and drummer Roy Dyke. Recorded in December 1972 at The Rainbow Theatre in London (when Badger supported Yes on two shows that were filmed for the "Yessongs" concert movie). The band were warmly received as an opening act and their live performances were well crafted, encouraging Atlantic Records to offer a contract to release the highlights of Badger's live set as a live album which was co-produced by Jon Anderson. "One Live Badger" featured material such as 'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Wind of Change' and 'On the Way Home' - fine tracks driven by Tony Kaye's Hammond organ and Mellotron playing - and was greeted with enthusiasm by the Yes fan fraternity. This Esoteric Recordings edition is the first official UK CD release of the album and has been re-mastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes. It includes a booklet featuring Roger Dean's original album artwork (officially reproduced for the first time) and an essay.
Gilli Smyth/Mother [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic 1978 album by Gong member Gilli Smyth, "Mother." Comprised of recordings dating as far back as 1972 (some featuring Gong), "Mother" is arguably one of the finest albums in the wider Gong family. Described as "A psychedelic, spacey invocation of motherhood, an examination of gender roles and reincarnation," the album was mostly created in Mallorca by Gilli Smyth's then-partner and Gong visionary, Daveid Allen, who also played on the album. The album also saw guest appearances from saxophonist Didier Malherbe, bassist Christian Tristch and drummer Pip Pyle among others. Featuring the customary Daevid Allen touch of imaginative edits and sound collages, "Mother" is a joy from beginning to end. This new, official release has been newly re-mastered and includes a booklet with liner notes by Gong archivist and expert Jonny Greene.
|Peter Baumann/Romance '76 [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $24.99||Peter Baumann/Trans Harmonic Nights [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $24.99|
Esoteric Recording's Reactive label is pleased to announce newly remastered CD releases for the seminal German electronic & ambient musician Peter Baumann's solo albums, "Romance '76" and "Trans Harmonic Nights." Peter Baumann came to prominence as a key member of Tangerine Dream, joining Edgar Froese and Chris Franke in the group in 1971 and making his debut on the album "Zeit." His contribution was felt on the classic Tangerine Dream albums released by Virgin Records issued between 1974 & 1976, "Phaedra," "Rubicon," "Ricochet" and "Stratosphere." In 1976 he embarked on a solo career with his classic work "Romance '76," recorded in July and August that year in Berlin and Munich. The result was a remarkable album that is now held in huge esteem by aficionados of German Electronic Music. His next work as a solo artist was the equally remarkable and ground-breaking album "Trans Harmonic Nights," recorded in Berlin between July 1978 and January 1979, a release which pre-empted and influenced the protagonists of synthesiser based music that would burst forth in the 1980s. Unavailable on CD for over twenty years, these Esoteric Recordings reissues are newly re-mastered and restore the original album artwork and includes booklets with new essays.
The Move/Something Else from the Move [Remastered & Expanded Live Edition] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly expanded and re-mastered edition of the classic 1968 live recordings made by The Move at the legendary Marquee Club in London. Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, The Move was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group was blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood. On 27th February 1968 the Move staged a concert at The Marquee Club with the intention of recording the concert for release as a live record. Due to technical issues, some of the material recorded was deemed to be unsuitable for release. In an attempt to rectify this, a further concert at The Marquee was recorded on 5th May. In the period between the first and second concert, Chris "Ace" Kefford had departed the fold, with guitarist Trevor Burton assuming bass guitar duties. After some repair work on five tracks, a seven-inch EP (playing at 33 rpm) was issued in June 1968 under the title "Something Else from the Move." In 2007 the original multi-track master tapes were re-mixed and pieced together to present as full a record of The Move's Marquee performances as possible. Now these stereo tracks are gathered, along with the five mono mixes that formed the original 1968 EP on a CD version of "Something Else from the Move." The release is newly presented in a single digi-pack with illustrated booklet and liner notes.
The Move/Looking On [Expanded & Remastered Edition] ....import double CD $27.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1970 album by The Move, "Looking On." Of all the Move albums, "Looking On" is probably the most experimental and progressive in its structure. The departure of vocalist Carl Wayne in early 1970 and the arrival of Jeff Lynne in the ranks (from the acclaimed Idle Race) saw The Move take flight in previously unimagined ways. Lynne's compositional skills perfectly complimented Roy Wood's with his expansive track 'What?,' whilst Wood excelled himself on the album's title track and 'Feel Too Good,' along with the singles 'Brontosaurus' and 'When Alice Comes Back to the Farm.' Newly re-mastered, this 2 CD Deluxe edition of "Looking On" has also been expanded to include 14 bonus tracks encompassing the single B-side 'Lightnin' Never Strikes Twice,' alternate mixes, and seven tracks and two interviews recorded for the BBC in 1970, all of which appear on CD for the first time. This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.
Barclay James Harvest/Everyone Is Everybody Else [Deluxe Remastered & Expanded Edition] ....import double CD + DVD $38.99
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1974 album by Barclay James Harvest, "Everyone is Everybody Else." Originally released in June 1974, the album was the band's first for Polydor records and followed on from four albums recorded for EMI's Harvest label. The album has now come to be regarded as one of the band's finest, featuring such classic songs as 'Child of the Universe,' 'Crazy City,' 'For No One,' 'The Great 1974 Mining Disaster,' 'Negative Earth' and more. "Everyone is Everybody Else" would also introduce the band to a much wider audience both in Britain and abroad and would lead to a highly successful series of albums that continue to endure. This deluxe edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album (with the exception of 'For No One' - omitted due to the multi-track master tapes having long since vanished). The set also includes new stereo and 5.1 Surround sound mixes of a different version of 'Child of the Universe,' recorded in February 1975 for an American single release. The DVD (which is region free and NTSC) also includes 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo re-mixes. In addition there are five further bonus tracks comprising two early 1974 mixes of 'The Great 1974 Mining Disaster' and 'Negative Earth,' along with two alternate single versions of 'Child of the Universe.' This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.
Gandalf/To Another Horizon [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of "To Another Horizon," the classic 1983 album by Austrian composer and multi-instrumentalist Gandalf (the pseudonym of Hans Strobl). A true visionary, Gandalf enjoyed major European success with his unique style of instrumental progressive and ambient music, which has been compared with great multi-instrumentalists such as Mike Oldfield or Vangelis. "To Another Horizon" was recorded in 1982 and released early the following year. It was an album that took both environmental and political concerns of the era as the inspiration behind the concept of the work. Unavailable for some years, "To Another Horizon" has been re-mastered for the first time from the original source masters. The booklet of this new edition features an exclusive new interview with Gandalf and fully restores the original album artwork.
Gandalf/Magic Theatre [Remastered Edition] ....import CD $24.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of "Magic Theatre," recorded and released in 1983 and followed on from Gandalf's successful album "To Another Horizon." "The album "Magic Theatre" was inspired by the novel "Steppenwolf" by Herman Hesse" Gandalf would explain. "In the Magic Theatre of Hermann Hesse's story there is a corridor with several doors, each leading into different chambers of our subconscious, which is why each track on the album is portrayed as representing a different door." Regarded by fans as one of his finest albums, "Magic Theatre" has been un-available for some years. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been re-mastered for the first time from the original source masters. The booklet of this new edition features an exclusive new interview with Gandalf and fully restores the original album artwork.
Grapefruit/Yesterday's Sunshine: The Complete 1967-1968 London Sessions ....import CD $24.99
From Esoteric's distributor, Cherry Red, promoted as the first protege's of the Beatles in 1968 and boasting the remarkable song writing talent of George Alexander, Grapefruit signed to Apple Music publishing in 1967. The London based quartet recorded their first set of Alexander songs through 1967-1968. All are included here. Representing the Grapefruit sound as it existed before the LP of 1969. ullaby was committed to tape at Advision Studios and produced by John Lennon & Paul McCartney. The speeded up stereo version is included here, released for the first time. (This follows the mono version recently released on vinyl only). Six previously unreleased songs are included, plus thirteen tracks recently discovered on master tapes , including multi-tracks. A sparkling collection of prime British pop psych of proven appeal to '60s collectors, Apple collectors.
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Today's newsletter is a very different sort. Instead of listing all the new and future CD releases, today we're conducting a poll on behalf of our good friend, Larry "Synergy" Fast. The subject of this poll will, no doubt, include some very exciting news for many of you. Larry is considering creating 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of some of the titles in his catalog.
Any fan of Synergy will know that his music is orchestral in scope and a 5.1 Surround Sound mix is just a natural for it! Can't wait! That's all I can say about it. Anyway, the purpose of this poll is to give some feedback to Larry on what the fans want. So please review all the questions below, email your responses back to me, I'll tabulate your responses and forward the info to Larry.
A. I will only buy Blu-Ray, I don't mind paying a little extra for it
B. I will only buy DVD
C. Are you kidding? Synergy 5.1? I'll take either format.
|Synergy/Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra||Synergy/Sequencer||Synergy/Cords||Synergy/Games||Synergy/Audion|
|Synergy/Computer Experiments Vol. 1||Synergy/The Jupiter Menace||Synergy/Metropolitan Suite||Synergy/Semi-Conductor [Release 2]||Synergy/Reconstructed Artifacts|
A. Gem Case
C. Mini-LP Sleeve
D. Some other packaging - please describe
A. No, thanks, a single disc is fine. I really don't want to pay extra for the CD.
B. Yes, please include a CD.
C. Include a CD, yes, but it should be an alternate stereo mix of the original album like the King Crimson 40th Anniversary series.
D. If there's another package content you prefer, describe it.
Many thanks for all your help. It's appreciated more than you
know. The next regular newsletter is in the works.
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