Mega Blowout Sale

One of the very first (maybe *the* first) CD release on the late, great AYAA label was by this mostly instrumental Swiss trio of tenor sax, bass and drums. 20 years later, here they are again, now with a guitarist and a couple of guests on a few songs...

"On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused...

This is the 2014 remastered / expanded edition of Zep's iconically iconic second album, done by Jimmy Page.

"With the 2014 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, & Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of..

Nice reissue of the two very good albums released in the 70s by one of the greats of the Welsh band Man, after he left Man for a solo career / new band called Iceberg.
If you were British at a certain time in the 70s, these two intelligent rawk albums very well might have been one of the main soundtracks of your youth...

NOTE: These copies have a top seam split, so we are blowing them out!

Limited edition blue, black & white vinyl in a beautiful gatefold sleeve!

Libra were an Italian progressive rock band who strangely enough signed to Motown in the early 1970's, releasing one album that just disappeared (who looks for progressive rock on Motown?).

Years later they reappeared with this, their 2nd and final album, which was the somewhat-to-extremely Goblin-esque sountrack to a Mario Bava...

"Although Dave Liebman had recorded a few unaccompanied saxophone records before, The Distance Runner was his first live CD in that format. Switching between soprano, tenor, and wooden flute, Liebman is mostly heard in a thoughtful and lyrical mood...

"While listening to saxophonist Dave Liebman's 2006 release, Back on the Corner, it's pretty darn hard not to think of Miles Davis' groundbreaking early-'70s fusion period. And there are obvious reasons for this: firstly, Liebman actually played with Davis at one point (appearing on Davis' 1973 release, On the Corner), another Davis sideman plays throughout the album (guitarist Mike Stern), and lastly, two of the compositions were penned by Davis himself. Joining Liebman and Stern is renowned sessionman...

It has been my great pleasure to have known and to have been friends with keyboardist, composer and general musical mover & shaker Erik Lindgren for nearly 30 years.
He is a great person and also a really fascinating musician who combines great love for some very disparate musical genres into a unique end result. This is a great and fascinating listen; I doubt that most will love everything, but there is plenty here for basically ANYONE. Which is what makes this release (and Erik) so great!...

Erik Lindgren is a founding member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and he is also one of the word's experts on garage and garage/punk rock of the 1960s. On this album, he manages to combine his love of classical music, garage rock and whatever you want to...

Suddenly there are a good number of really great spacerock bands out there and Litmus is absolutely one of the best of them. This is the second album by this UK spacerock band heavily influenced by Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums. This thing...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

This is the Rockpalast TV broadcast from 1977, recorded just before the shows that soon after became Little Feat's great "Waiting For Columbus" live album.

This is the only full length concert footage of Little Feat that includes their leader...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother of Invention. Did any other band combine such songwriting smarts with boogie? I don't think so!
This was the last album released by the band during Lowell George's lifetime. I don't think it's their best, but it's a very good album.

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax, Rhodes
with guest vocals by John Greaves (!), Malik

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax

This one is all instrumental and includes some n

Classic 1967, dark psychedelic/folk-rock classic from this Los Angeles band. This was their third album, and the last before the original band imploded in a nasty haze of drug troubles and paranoia, and is generally acknowledged to be their crowning ac...

"From the breathtaking performance at the Royal Festival Hall. The entire album masterpiece recreated, plus a host of bonus features including exclusive interview footage with Arthur Lee plus 5 bonus concert recordings" "From the mariachi fanfares of 'Alone Again Or' thrugh to a devastating version of 'You Set The Scene'...perfectly reproduced."-Uncut

The original studio album is a well recognised classic of the psychedelic late 1960s and this concert recorded in January 2003 at the Royal...

Famous, often great, sometimes lackluster, 1971 psych/freak Jap-rock classic with Chito Kawachi (drums), Hiro Yanagida (keyboards), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Kosuke Ichihara (saxophone, flute), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Naomi Kawahara (percussion), Takao...Justly famous, often great, sometimes lacklaster, 1971 psych/freak Jap-rock classic with Chito Kawachi (drums), Hiro Yanagida (keyboards), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Kosuke Ichihara (saxophone, flute), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), Naomi Kawahara (percussion)...

"In 1991 the chief draw to these tapes would have been the acclaimed former Magic Band guitarist Gary Lucas. Now, of course, the presence of a 25-year old Jeff Buckley who was yet to make his recording debut is of overriding interest and the reason for these shelved demos, radio broadcasts, club performances and studio sessions recorded between August 1991 and April 1992 seeing the light of day. One of the major voices of his generation, he was sadly only to live another five years and to produce only...

"Guitarist Alex Machacek, drummer Jeff Sipe and bassist Neal Fountain performed three nights of music during the last weekend of June 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It got better every night. This recording is from the final performance. Beautiful...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the regular price!

High quality, legitimate, made from master tapes, vinyl-only reissue of this weirdo classic of San Francisco psychedelia that was a big influence on Roger Trigaux. Typically normal 1968 psych...

Madlove is a one-shot band led by Trevor Dunn. As it sez here, "Trevor Dunn, co-founder, composer and bass player for a multitude of bands including Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, partner to modern day madmen John Zorn and Mike Patton is set to release his...

First-ever reissue on CD, this is the band's second and best album and it include 3 bonus tracks as well!

"This band from Bergamo was formed around 1970, and had a long life that lasted until 1978. Their name means dawn in Spanish. The group derived from some 60's beat bands like I Condor, that included bass player Alessandro Zanelli and keyboardist Franco Orlandini (from Mat 65 and who later worked with Equipe 84 and Claudio Rocchi), and later changed name to Le Lunghe Storie, and along them...

"Their band name suggests vintage psychedelia, and Minnesota ensemble MAGIC CASTLES certainly don’t disappoint with their contemporary take on the formative years of the psych form. Magic Castles supplement their sparkling psych pop with pervasive drones and dreamy atmospheres."

"With deeply buried vocals and sonically layered productions, this outing sounds shrouded in mystery, reminding me of the wonderful Cheval Sombre, delivering their content with droning keyboards mixed with fuzzy guitars ...

I discovered Magic Malik about 15 years ago when he and his group played at the French Embassy. He's an amazing flute player and he and his group performed an interesting and unique 'rehearsal intensive' jazz/rock thing. He's little known in the USA but a real talent. This, what is apparently his 3rd album, is on the fabulous and sadly extinct Label Bleu imprint and features the following:
Malik Mezzadri-flute
Denis Guivarch'h-alto sax (also of Forgas Band Phenomena!)
Or Solomon-piano...

"Four years after the truly excellent, and one I still play with some regularity, Children Of Another God, former Enid and Steve Hackett Band alumni Nick Magnus makes a welcome return to our aural senses with this thoroughly enjoyable, and intelligent, album. The inner sleeve has a definition of mnemonic as a system or device for aiding memory. Much of what you hear and read is truly memorable, as well.
Magnus and his keyboards are at the heart of everything in this album, and parts of opener, Time.

"The first recording of the second Mahavishnu Orchestra was a real stretch for John McLaughlin, an encounter with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra. The union wasn't taken seriously at the time, and it ended up harming the...

SO:
I love the original Mahavishnu Orchestra. And I think that for each of their 3 releases, they just got better and better, and BN&E, which is their final release (and a live release) is their greatest achievement.
It's also the one release of the 3 that was never remastered in any way; it was remixed (unsympathetically, imo), but the original mix was never worked on - until here.
BGO is a quality reissue label and their reissues are generally very good sounding and they have worked some.

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the last of the three and my favorite of their albums. Recorded live in Central Park, NYC on August 5th, 1973, it makes it into the pantheon if only for the incredible, 20' long "Dream". Good..

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

This is the 2000, 20-bit remastered edition of this classic fusion album. What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the middle of the three and my favorite of the two studio works. And this version of it sounds amazingly good....

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

This is the 1998, 20-bit remastered edition of this classic fusion album. And this version of it sounds amazingly good. What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the first of the three, and introduced the monster lineup of John...

An entire studio album lost for 25 years. The follow up to Inner Mounting Flame and Birds of Fire. This is true. This is the lost studio album of the the tracks that the band decided to release in live form (Between Nothingness and Eternity) as their final studio album. But someone realized what this was in 1999 and the tapes from June 25-29, 1973 were exhumed, 20-bit remastered and released. And, while I am happy it came out, for me, I can see why they ultimately decided to release the live versions...

"As the second album to document the second Mahavishnu Orchestra, this one isn't as, well, apocalyptic as its predecessor, yet it does focus more intently on the band itself. Jean-Luc Ponty's curling electric violin lines help give this Mahavishnu...

Colorful music from a Canadian quartet from Winnipeg that fuse elements of noise and brutal prog with a big helping of Canterbury-style jazz rock. It shouldn't work, but it does. Good stuff and definitely recommended, with each album sounding different, I think; their show at Orion earlier this year was a smoker! This is their 5th and most recent, released in 2008, just before the tour I saw. As they say somewhere, "recommended if you like Stereolab, Tortoise, Soft Machine"....

"By the late '70s, Mahogany Rush were no longer simply Mahogany Rush; they were billing themselves as Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, which was appropriate given that frontman Marino had done so much to shape the power trio's sound. Not only was Marino Mahogany Rush's lead singer and guitarist, he was also the person who wrote all of the songs on studio albums like 1972's Maxoom, 1974's Child of the Novelty, and 1975's Strange Universe. So when Tales of the Unexpected came out in 1979, none of Marino's...

"Mainhorse would probably be a footnote in rock history and still be residing in the section of record collectors shops were it not for the inclusion of Swiss Keyboard player Patrick Moraz. Mainhorse signed originally to Polydor Records in 1970 and...

"Hot Rattlesnakes is a reissue of a classic out of print Acid Mothers Temple-related CD. Pressed in a limited quantity in the UK, it sold out almost immediately and currently commands high prices on ebay and is whispered about in hushed tones from thos...

"Maksymenko plays drums with the force and power of a thousand supercomputers, he composes with the originality of a team of duck billed platypuses writing a sequel to Gravity's Rainbow, and he's more fun to listen to than Disneyland."-Henry Kaiser.

This is a collection of some of the very small but very great work by drummer/composer Michael Maksymenko, best known - if at all - for the amazing album and EP he did with the trio Kraldjuranstalten.
It collects eight tracks by Kraldjursanstan...

Here's what I know about this, and it isn't that much. Maman are a French 'trip-hop' band and this is basically electronica circa 2005 (electronic oriented music with beats).

John Greaves collaborated with them on this, their one and only album, contributing all vocals.

If you want to hear a familiar voice coming at you in a very unfamiliar way and if you like electronica, this is actually a very good album.
Bass – Thierry Negro
Cello – Vincent Courtois (tracks: 5)...

This Italian minor gem from 1976 - the 1st release on the Grog label - is quite scarse, rather unknown and has never been reissued before! The group was formed by ex-Garybaldi drummer Maurizio Cassinelli and the group was Franco Sandi (guitar, vocals), Marco Dondero (flute), Lucian Ottonello (guitar, vocals) Rino Loreto (bass) Maurizio Cassinelli (drums), but there are very high profile guests such as guitarist Bambi Fossati (Garybaldi), keyboardist Aldo De Scalzi (Picchio dal Pozzo), guitarist...

This is the second release by this Italian classic-style progressive rock band. The influences of the greats, especially Genesis, hang heavily here; not hugely original, but, man, they do it well! Interestingly, Bernardo Lanzetti, the former vocalist f...

"Marillion teams up with U.K. dance band the Positive Light to produce a remix album of tracks from the 1997 album This Strange Engine. "

Wynton is a truly great musician and, sadly, sort of a loudmouth, who has used his fame and influence to denigrate great music that isn't to his taste. This is a beautiful album and it's enjoyable as a great album but even more than the music itself...

Some of you picked up Rhys' first album, which was a really strong singer/songwriter album with heavy progressive touches. This is his second and falls much more heavily into the progressive rock category, but it keeps its distinctive sound. Lots...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee!
John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and device-laden acoustic guitar and distinctive and wonderful vocals. There are times when the echo-plex drenched acoustic mixes with his vocals in an almost over-powering way.
This is from 1971 and includes Danny Thompson, Tony Reeves, Roger Powell...

A late-period classic and one of the last of his truly great ones.

"Following a short layoff, John Martyn returned with his 12th record (including two with wife Beverley and a best-of collection), Grace & Danger. The album, which finds Martyn fronting a tight quartet featuring Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals, paints a stark, painful portrait of Martyn and Beverley's crumbling marriage. Close friend and Island Records president Chris Blackwell reportedly found the songs so personal and...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...