CD box sets


HOLY COW (sorry - couldn't resist). This is IT. Chris Cutler has been talking about a multi-volume set of Henry Cow material for some time and it has finally arrived and it is more than ANY fan could have hoped for. This covers the band's career from the pre-Virgin days up to the band's demise in 1978.
These are all previously unreleased recordings, some live, some demo, some studio, all sonically enhanced by Bob Drake's painstaking re-mastering. We are treated to everything from early BBC sessions...

This is the first half of the 10 disc box set that was released several years ago and covers all previously unreleased recordings of the band from the beginning to the end.

This covers their earliest, pre-Virgin recordings up to and including...

This is box 3 of the 40th anniversary set; box 1 & 2 are The Road. This includes all the band's studio albums: Legend, Unrest, Desperate Straights, In Praise Of Learning and Western Culture, but in addition to the great music, the main reason is to...

Faces of Hope
Strange Serenade
Verona Rag
Shades
"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists. Andrew Hill - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

"Extremely limited deluxe 22 CD box with many 'extras'.
Searching For The Spark is a set containing all the work guitar great and electronic music innovator Steve Hillage recorded from his studio debut (1969's Arzachel) to the first System 7 album in 1991.
The set includes: Arzachel. Khan's Space Shanty, 1972. All eight of Hillage's classic Virgin Records solo albums - Fish Rising, L, Motivation Radio, Green, Live Herald, Rainbow Dome Music, Open (and Studio Herald), For To Next (and its....

Philippe Besombes is a French electronic musician of the 70s and this reissues four of his works from the 70s, both solo and with his group Hydravion.
The two solo releases, Libra (1975) and Ceci Est Cela (1979) have both been previously released on CD by MIO, but they have been out of print for a decade. These include the bonus tracks that were on the MIO releases. The two by his 'electronic rock band' Hydravion [Hyrdravion (1977) and Stratos Airlines (1979)] have never been reissued on CD before...

Here are the five albums that launched a hundred US freak folk bands: The Incredible String Band, The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion, The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter, Wee Tam and The Big Huge.

This is the three legendary albums by this very, very experimental, very very early avant group (1967-68) exploring sound collage, mixed media and much more. NOT on the NWW list, probably only because they were too obscure for them to even know about them!

"This three-disc box collects Number One Intersystems (1967), presenting the correct side sequence and (for the first time) the original tracks' sub-section divisions; Peachy (1967), with (for the first time) the correct track separations...

I guess you should consider this the progrock equivalent of those "original album classics" boxes. I don't know if that's good or bad. I think it just is...

"As part of its ongoing series of Original Album Collections, InsideOutMusic invite you..

"Keletigui Traoré was already a respected professional flutist and saxophonist when he was invited to join the Syli Orchestre National in 1959. In the mid '60s he and several other members of the national orchestra formed a dance band called Orchestre...

Yes, it's overkill, but it's kind of magnificent overkill, as it includes every recording there is by this band and much more. Read below to see what is included in this insanely deluxe set. The live performance DVD is beyond revelatory, as is the...

“On (and off) The Road presents a complete overview of this enduringly popular line-up. All three studio albums are presented in remixed stereo editions on CD (Discipline in its 2011 mix), as are the final concerts from each year of touring. Two further CDs present newly edited & extended takes from the ‘Champaign-Urbana’ sessions for the band’s proposed third album & a ‘making of’ CD which provides a fascinating audio insight into the studio recordings. New Stereo, 5.1 Surround, original stereo editions...

"The complete STUDIO AND LIVE 1970-72 King Crimson captured on 21 CDs, 4 blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs (all audio content) and presented in a 12” box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, and sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk and David Singleton.

Sailor's Tales features a wealth of previously unheard studio recordings - from band rehearsals to full alternate mixes - alongside a vast array of live material, much of it on CD/blu-ray for the first time and including four....

This is the HUGE box that someone, somewhere will get bludgeoned to death by his or her angry spouse with. Talk about a selling point!

"Limited to a single pressing run, Starless offers an in-depth overview of King Crimson's celebrated mid...

"Between April and July 1974 King Crimson embarked on a tour of Canada and America which has come to be recognised as one of the most powerful series of concerts performed not just by Fripp, Cross, Wetton and Bruford but by any band of the era...

Robert Fripp: Guitar, Soundscapes
Adrian Belew: Guitar, Voice, Words
Trey Gunn: Stick, Backing Vocals
Tony Levin: Upright & Electric Basses, Backing Vocals
Pat Mastelotto: Acoustic & Electronic Percussions
Bill Bruford: Acoustic & Electronic Percussions

"A 16 disc limited edition box set featuring studio and live recordings - many previously unreleased - from King Crimson's mid-1990s double trio line-up. Highlights include a new '21st Century stereo reimagining' of THR

"Generally considered one of the driving forces of cool jazz, alto saxophonist Lee Konitz has also performed successfully in bebop and avant-garde settings. He was one of the few altoists to retain a distinctive sound in the '40s, when Charlie Parker...

This has a number of good titles by the great man that have been hard to find for a number of years. Lacy is someone I came late to, and for whom his huge discography is utterly overwhelming. But I've got a bunch now that I really treasure. So, if only...

This has Steve's run of amazing recordings on Black Saint/Soul Note of quartets and larger bands and features great players like Roswell Rudd, Beaver Harris, JJ Avenel, Mish Mengelberg, Han Bennink, George Lewis and many, many others...

I've long owned the two great albums (Change of Season and Dutch Masters) albums presented here, that both feature Han Bennink, Misha Mengelberg and Steve Lacy and both are just terrific! And there's three others with great personnel here as well and...

Best known as Cecil Taylor's right-hand man for well over 20 years, Jimmy didn't release enough titles as a leader, but here's five that include players like Andrew Cyrille, Enrico Rava, Karen Borca, William Parker and more!...

An insane price on 5 albums by one of the greatest bands of all time. You get the three fantastic releases by the original band (The Inner Mounting Flame, Birds of Fire and Between Nothingness and Enternity - albunms that just are bursting with...

contains:
* 1 CD of "Nation Time," the original LP, complete as issued & re-mastered
* 1 CD of "Black Magic Man," the original LP, complete with two alternate takes of “Song for Lauren”
* 1 CD of "The Vassar Sessions, 1970," six unreleased tracks from the Nation Time recording sessions
* 1 CD of "Nation Time Preview, 1969," two concert recordings in the run-up to Nation Time
* 60-page liner booklet, full-color, stocked with never-published vintage photos
* Definitive "Nation Tim

Reincarnation
Mingus' Sounds of Love
Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris Volumes 1
Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris Volumes 2
"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists.
Mingus Dynasty - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a...

3x4 Eye
Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound and Space Ensembles
The Flow of Things
Live at the Knitting Factory
Duets and Solos
This Dance is for Steve McCall
The Italian Concert
Shadograph
Spihumonesty
"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists. Roscoe Mitchell - The Complete Remastered Recordings features n

This showed up the same month that this great drummer passed away, giving us another chance to appreciate his greatness. Albums included here are: The Story Of Maryam, Jack Of Clubs, Misterioso, Notes, One Time Out, Flux And Change. Players include Joe...

"Angels And Daemons At Play is the fourth installment in the ongoing Motorpsycho luxury box-set reissue program. While almost every Motorpsycho release is, in one way or another, a step forward, backwards, sideways, or most often everything at once, Angels And Daemons At Play, originally released in 1997, is probably their first coming-of-age album. Following on the heels of 1995's more streamlined Blissard, AADAP is the typically stubborn response from a band refusing to be categorized. Thus, it is...

Tenor player David Murray is featured in a second set of albums originally released on Black Saint and Soul Note. Murray's diverse style shows the influence of free jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp.

In addition to being...

"David Murray plays mainly tenor saxophone and sometimes bass clarinet. He has recorded prolifically for many record labels since the mid-1970s. Murray was initially influenced by free jazz musicians such as Albert Ayler and Archie Shepp. He gradually...

"Formed in Australia the late 1980s by Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck and Lloyd Swanton, the NECKS have been hailed by the New York Times as 'one of the greatest bands in the world.

"Entirely new and entirely now...They produce a post-jazz, post...

"Dense 12 disc retrospective of Pauline Oliveros' early and unreleased electronic work including her very first piece for tape made in 1961. The majority of these pieces have never before been released. Organized chronologically by studio this set not...

For the 1st 30 days of its release, we have it at a new, special price!

Beautiful little box featuring big music from performers such as Bill Cole, Rob Brown, Cooper-Moore, Hamid Drake, JD Parran, and many others.

"An astonishing 3CD...

"If the Delta country blues has a convenient source point, it would probably be Charley Patton, its first great star. His hoarse, impassioned singing style, fluid guitar playing, and unrelenting beat made him the original king of the Delta blues. This collection compiles all of the 58 tracks he recorded between 1929 and his death in 1934. Charley Patton was the godfather of the Delta Blues with his style of playing inspiring the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Son House and Robert Johnson."

"Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the band's formation, each record has been remastered from the best available sources, referencing original tapes and vinyl where relevant. Each album has been expanded with a wealth of bonus material, including choice selections from contemporaneous solo LPs by Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, out-takes and live tracks. Across the package, there are an impressive 22 recordings which are previously unreleased.
When they formed in 1968, Pentangle were...

Back in stock and at over 40% less than previously! If you didn't snap this up earlier, you should now!
Perigeo were an excellent, Italian jazz/rock band of the mid-late 70s. They released a number of really fine albums (none of their albums are sub-par). They are probably the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US).
All instrumental, these feature great melodies performed on guitar, saxes & electric piano/synths on top of a solid rhythm..

Anthony was a founding member of Genesis and was a very important part of their formative years; when he left due to stage fright, the rest of the band was very unsure he was replaceable. After a number of years, he came back with this, his first solo...

Krautrock fans will know engineer and musician Conny's name for a string of amazing work for bands like Neu!, Kraftwerk, DAF, Michael Rother, etc. etc. This is a fine sampling of his work and also includes a full CD of a previously unreleased live...

"New remastered & expanded 3 CD clamshell box edition of this classic 1968 album by Procol Harum! Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1968 album by PROCOL HARUM. Released in...

Don Pullen never achieved much fame in his lifetime and his best known achievements were probably as a member of Charles Mingus' last great band (which I am happy to say I saw and who really were great). But while too much under the radar and despite...

"Between August 1980 and March 1981, Les Rallizes Dénudés (or The Naked Larryz, as the long-lost acetate they are rumored to have recorded for Virgin Records in the mid-'70s dubbed them) played seven concerts in and around Tokyo. Never officially....

"Enrico Rava is a prolific jazz trumpeter and arguably one of the best known Italian jazz musicians. His first commercial work was as a member of Gato Barbieri's Italian quintet in the mid-1960s; in the late 1960s, he was a member of Steve Lacy's...

"Extended, 4 CD anthology set chronicling the career of the legendary San Francisco experimentalists and curated with the band themselves, from the debut 1972 single to the band's most recent album, The Ghost Of Hope.
Singles, fan favourites, album highlights, live recordings and material never before available on CD. Detailed track-by-track sleevenotes, new imagery produced exclusively for this collection and an introduction from Homer Flynn of The Cryptic Corporation. 80 tracks across 4 CDs...

Catherine Ribeiro was one of the best known female vocalists in France during the 1970's. For the time, her albums were quite far out, with excellent and also rather wild singing by Catherine, as well as excellent backing by her superb band Alpes.

She never really was well known outside of France, but in France, she was quite popular with the progressive/arty set.

This is all 9 of the albums that Catherine and Alpes recorded between 1969-1980 and these range from quite good to quite...

Birth and Rebirth
Collage
Survivors
Historic Concerts (two sets)
Brights Moments
"The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets that highlight some of the label's finest artists. Max Roach - The Complete Remastered Recordings features six discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

"Jon Rose is one of the most productive, original and focused people I know; he’s also an extraordinary musician and an inspired composer. To mark his 60th birthday we are releasing this 3 CD box of previously unreleased works ranging from radio...

"This is the first ever official release of Todd Rundgren at the BBC. This four-disc collection comprises three CDs and a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring all of the surviving radio and television broadcasts in the BBC archive transmitted on radio...

George Russell is probably best known as an educator, but he's one of the great theorists AND composers of jazz, whose lively and great experimental work reaches back to Dizzy Gillespie and the bop era. One of the first composers to combine jazz and classical (he wrote a very famous piece called "A Bird in Igor's Yard" in the mid 40s, he's released a relatively small number of albums and most of them are great. These are the majority of his releases from the 70s, 80s and 90s; honestly, it isn't my...

Terje Rypdal - electric guitar, synthesizer, soprano saxophone
Torbjørn Sunde - trombone
Brynjulf Blix - organ
Sveinung Hovensjø - bass guitar
Svein Christiansen - drums
Swedish Radio Jazz Group

Many of you know I think..

The second in a series of three collecting everything that can be collected by this duo. Here's a brief recap of Namlook, for those not aware of his work (he was very active in the 90s and into the early 00s).

"If most artists in contemporary electronica are like islands unto themselves, turning out tracks in relative anonymity, Pete "Namlook" Kuhlmann was a whole continent. A dizzyingly prolific composer who steadily built up an entire industry around his Frankfurt-based Fax label, Namlook's...