CD box sets

"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."

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..

"A 4CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS. Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums “From Genesis To Revelation” and “Trespass”. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst...

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...

“This truly deluxe set celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Protocol, the powerhouse jazz-rock vehicle for the music of legendary drummer Simon Phillips (Jeff Beck, Toto, The Who, Hiromi).
Included are all of the previous Protocol releases (I, II, III & IV), re-mastered for an even better sonic experience. Plus two full CDs of previously unreleased demos, with the embryonic tunes that would later become finished material for the Protocol II, III & IV albums.
Phillips himself composed the liner...

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...

Wow. This is great, as it collects all of the BBC's recordings of the band during their late peak, circa Jet Lag and Chocolate Kings! This is the first-ever release of these high quality concert recordings! Highly recommended!...

"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...

"A limited edition super deluxe boxed set celebrating fifty years of the legendary Procol Harum. This eight disc set comprises five CDs and three DVDs, of which the first three discs draw upon the key tracks from Procol Harum's illustrious career.
Disc four features the band's legendary concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 21 September 1973 (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale), whilst disc five features a previously unreleased concert at the Bournemouth Winter...

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...

"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...

“A newly re-mastered and expanded 3CD clamshell box edition of the classic live album, “Live at Carnegie Hall” by RENAISSANCE.
Released in 1976, the double album documented a series of sold-out concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City staged in June 1975, which saw highly gifted vocalist Annie Haslam, Michael Dunford (acoustic and electric guitars), John Tout (keyboards, vocals), Jon Camp (bass, acoustic & electric guitars, vocals) and Terry Sullivan (drums, percussion) joined by the New York...

"This is a release of a newly re-mastered and expanded 3CD clamshell box edition of the classic album, "Novella" by Renaissance.
Recorded in late 1976, the album featured the epic 'Can You Hear Me?' along with the classic tracks 'Midas Man', ' Touching Once (Is So Hard to Keep)' and 'The Sisters'.
Because of record company issues, the album was released in January 1977 in the USA, but appeared in the UK and Europe in August 1977. "Novella" was a top 50 hit album in the USA and the band'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
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...

"In May 1978, Todd Rundgren performed a series of concerts at The Roxy Theater in West Hollywood, California with a band comprising members of The Hello People (Bobby Sedita, Larry Tasse, Greg Geddes and Norman Smart) along with keyboard player Moogy Klingman, bassist John Seigler and drummer John Willie Wilcox.
This clamshell boxed set includes the entire set from the 23rd May concert over two discs, along with a third disc comprising other soundboard recordings made by Todd during his residence...

"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...

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...

"Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought after series "The Dark Side Of The Moog" by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann) in three slip lid boxsets, each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The third box contains Vol. 9 to Vol. 11 and two bonus CDs. The relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met personally...

A Sea of Faces
Down Home New York
Little Red Moon
California Meeting
"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. Archie Shepp - The Complete Remastered Recordings features four discs in slipcases with original album artwork housed in a clamshell box."

"The Studio Albums 1979 - 1987 is a clamshell box set that gathers together all seven studio albums released by the legendary classical rock band Sky over a nine year period. Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist John Williams, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, former Curved Air keyboard player Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek, Sky recorded their...

"Formed in Los Angeles in 1967 from the remnants of The Red Roosters, Spirit was one of the great bands to emerge on the US West Coast in the psychedelic era. Featuring the talents of 16 year old guitarist Randy California (who had played guitar with Jimi Hendrix in New York the previous year), his step-father drummer Ed Cassidy along with Jay Ferguson (vocals, percussion), John Locke (keyboards) and Mark Andes (bass), Spirit signed to producer Lou Adler's newly established Ode Records label in late 1967...

Bridget St John was one of the first acts signed to John Peel's legendary Dandelion Records. Cherry Red are re-releasing her first three albums with several bonus tracks. The first two albums also feature John Martyn playing guitar on some tracks...

This contains some of Stereolab’s greatest and most loved early works!

“Anthology box set of Stereolab's Switched On compilations of singles and rarities, originally issued between 1992 and 1998. Contains Switched On, Refried Ectoplasm [Switched On Volume 2], and Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3]. Reverse board clam shell box with disks in individual card wallets and insert.”

Four late period Ra sets. Three with the Arkestra and one with Ra in a quartet with Billy Bang, John Ore and Andrew Cyrille!
The albums included are Reflections In Blue, Hours After, Mayan Temples and A Tribute To Stuff Smith


“ project I did take on was a substantial Tangerine Dream box set focusing on the golden 70’s Virgin Records era – although this is strictly speaking not a “remix” project, as the majority of my work was selecting and mixing previously unreleased studio recordings, 3 full CD’s worth in fact. For a TD fan this should be a pretty mind blowing release...”-Steven Wilson

“Tangerine Dream were one...

“The release of a newly re-mastered 4 CD clamshell boxed set which gathers together the first four legendary albums by Tangerine Dream, originally released on the Jive Electro label between 1985 and 1987, known by fans as “The Blue Years” albums.
This clamshell box of “The Blue Years Studio Albums 1985 – 1987” features “Le Parc”, “Green Desert”, “Underwater Sunlight” and “Tyger” packaged in replica card sleeves and also includes a poster.”

"The third installment of the bootleg series by Cherry Records. This has been released by Bootmoom in the early 2000s. There is a big improvement in sound quality particularly the 1977 concert. If you are a sucker for the classic TD line up with Baumann, Schmoelling, Franke and Haslinger then you wouldn’t pass on this one even if you have the Bootmoon copies. Beautifully packaged in a slim clam shell box with designs in each sleeve, no poster but it comes with a booklet with details about both concerts...

This is Tangerine Dream’s first four, pre-sequencer, OHR-label releases: "Electronic Meditation", "Alpha Centauri", "Zeit" and "Atem" packaged in replica card sleeves and also includes a poster. Some of this is, imo, some of their finest work.

"Electronic Meditation was recorded in Berlin in October 1969 and featured the first Tangerine Dream line-up of Edgar Froese (guitars, organ, tapes, sound effects), Klaus Schulze (drums, percussion) and Conrad Schnitzler (cello, violin, typewriter)...

"Cecil Taylor is generally acknowledged as one of the pioneers of free jazz. His music is characterized by an extremely energetic, physical approach, producing complex improvised sounds, frequently involving tone clusters and intricate polyrhythms....

Long awaited release of all recordings of This Heat, this includes remastered versions of their self-titled first (aka Blue and Yellow), Deceit, Health & Efficiency (padded out to a longer length with a second version of the drone piece), Made Available, Repeat and Live, which has never before been released!
Just as importantly, the booklet is very substantial, hugely interesting and even a bit funny. The veil on the enigmatic workings of the band are finally lifted.
Working at a time in London.

This is 7 albums by Theadgill's legendary Air trio as well as his earliest solo recordings.

"Henry Threadgill is an American composer, saxophonist and flautist. One of the most important composers and arrangers in avant-garde jazz, Threadgill...

"A 3 disc box set anthology recordings of the compositions of the pioneering twentieth century avant-garde composer Edgard Varèse, spanning a period of almost three decades – from the first recording of one of his compositions, the Nicolas Slonimsky conducted Ionisation, in 1933."

I think most readers here are familiar with how Edgard Varese was a huge influence on the very young Frank Zappa. This is a reissue of the record that Frank found when he was a young teenager and changed his musical...

"9 CDs featuring the best of the European Jazz scene in 1970; 10 hours with the complete music from all three festival concerts; 32-page booklet with brilliant concert pictures - previously unseen!"
Disc 1:
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Introduction
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Intoxication
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Jazzminers Dance In Frankfurt
German Jazz Festival Big Band - Palazzo Blue
Dave Pike Set - Attack Of The Green Misers
Dave Pike Set - Turn Around, M

"New Jazz recorded live at the Altena New Jazz Meetings from 1972 and 1973. 8-CD Box (27 x 27 cm) with two 28-page booklets. More than 8 hours of exciting and adventurous New Jazz recorded live at the Altena New Jazz Meetings from 1972 and 1973. Featuring TWO books with concert pictures and newspaper clippings (in German and English)!"
Disc 1:
Dobrowolski & Bednarek - Performance Part 1
Dobrowolski & Bednarek - Fara / Allegretto / Exodus
Chris McGregor's Brotherhood Of Breath - Call....

"With 63 tracks and a total running time of just under four hours, Dust On The Nettles examines the metamorphosis that British folk underwent during the late 1960s, when the influence of psychedelia and the counterculture saw the idiom being twisted...

"This wonderful, boxed set sampler of the cream of the BYG/Actuel catalogue 1969-1971 is a must have purchase if you have any memories of the sixties when any man in a grey flannel suit MUST be a suspect complicit in some government policy intent on enslaving ordinary workers, bombing some faraway country or colluding in a corrupt Wall Street trade.

Hence, Don Cherry adorning the cover of this release in propeller beanie, welder's goggles and leather windcheater had an impeccable image as...

"Recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany, June 26/27, 1976 & June 25/26, 1977 8 hours of music recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters and flyers
Includes complete performances and improvisations by Peter Brötzmann, Han Bennik, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Albert Mangelsdorff, Willem Breuker Kollektief, Joachim Kühn and many more!"
CD 1
Hugo Heredia Quintet
CD 2
Machi Oul Big Band - Celula Jazz Crew Prag

"Box with 11 CDs featuring the best of the New Jazz scene from Europe and the USA in 1974/75; 13 hours of music recorded live inside the cave at Balve, West Germany 32-page booklet with concert pictures, posters, flyers and newspaper clippings (in German and English)."
Disc 1:
Contact Trio - Improvisation
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 1
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 2
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink - Improvisation 3
Brötzmann; van Hove; Bennink....

This is really kind of amazing; there was a big festival in November 2010 in Rome with a huge number of legendary Italian progressive rock bands, some with very high profile guests, as well as some excellent current bands. This is 9 hours of the festival captured both sonically and visually and it's a totally insane lineup. Featured are:

* Premiata Forneria Marconi with guest Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
* Banco del Mutuo Soccorso with guest John Wetton (King Crimson, UK)...

This is 15 classic 'Rock Progressivo Italiano' discs, all in their original jewel case packaging, at an incredible bargain price. You get [in alphabetical order]:
Area - Crac!
Arti E Mestieri - Tilt
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco Del Muturo Soccorso
Franco Battiato - Sulle Corde Di Aries
Cervello - Melos
Formula 3 - Dies Irae
Napoli Centrale - Napoli Centrale
Pierrot Lunair - Gudrun
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto
Reale Accademia Di Musica

“UK three CD clamshell boxed set celebrating the so-called underground rock music 1968, a year that saw huge changes, both musical and social. 1968 was a pivotal year for creativity in British rock, beginning with some influences of psychedelia still present in work by ground-breaking artists such as Pretty Things, Tomorrow, Incredible String Band, Idle Race, Traffic and The Move, but gradually giving way to styles influenced by jazz, blues, folk and more that would eventually become termed as "progressive"

“This remarkable 6 CD collection captures many of San Francisco s best psychedelic bands at the peak of their powers, between 1966 and 1968. Featuring live performances from legendary venues, the set encompasses major stars like the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and the Doors, cult heroes like Captain Beefheart and Moby Grape, and ultra obscurities like the Final Solution and the Initial Shock. Recorded at legendary venues; The Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom & The Matrix and originally...

"Composing legends Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) & Mike Stoller ("Hound Dog", "Kansas City", "Jailhouse Rock" to name a few through and beyond Peggy Lee's classic Grammy Award winning "Is That All There Is?") brilliant sixties label comes to life in this exciting "The Red Bird Story", filled with wondrous classic hits like "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand), "Chapel Of Love", "The Boy From New York City", "Take Me For A Little While", "New York's A Lonely Town", "I Wanna Love Him So Bad", "Leader Of The Pack" &...

"A 4-CD clambox set celebrating the pioneering black label from Chicago. With doo-wop, jazz, blues, r'n'b, soul, rock,'n'roll and pop, the 115 tracks included from 1954 to 1966 feature such stars as John Lee Hooker, The Staple Singers, Little Richard, Jimmy Reed and the Spaniels. Includes an authoritative 40 page booklet."

1-1 –The Spaniels Baby It's You 2:31
1-2 –Jimmy Reed I Found My Baby 2:45
1-3 –The Spaniels Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight 2:40
1-4 –Floyd Jones...

A quintet of albums by the iconic prog keyboardist packaged together in a slimline slipcase. Includes the albums
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII
Journey To The Centre Of Earth
The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table
No Earthly Connection
White Rock

One of the most over-the-top rock albums ever made, and depending on how you feel about flash, pomp and circumstance, may make it one of the best albums of all time! It's even live, which is really impressive. One thing for sure; they certainly spent a lot of money putting this concert, which includes rock band, the London Symphony Orchestra and the English Chamber Choir.
This deluxe, greatly expanded version includes the original album + a bonus track, a second CD with a live version of the entire...