Mega Blowout Sale

This is the 2009 remastered version of this basically instrumental classic from 1973. This was Mike's first album, the first release on Virgin and the first album recorded at Virgin's Manor studios! Lots of keyboards, lots and lots of guitars and even some tubular bells!

"Olive Mess is a band from Latvia (ex-USSR) that plays a very original progressive music. The line-up features guitar ( electric, classic, baroque ), bass, keyboards, drums, occasional sax, and a superb soprano female singer. Olive Mess was founded by...

"Collage, Le Orme's first progressive album and third overall, is a stripped-down affair with only organ, piano, bass and drums. The exception is the opening title track which could be considered the bridge between their psych and prog compositions styles. Collage" has a "kitchen sink" mentality and features an orchestra, pseudo-baroque motifs and some shallow trendy moves. However, the next track, "Era Inverno", is the beginning of the classic Le Orme sound. Aldo Tagliapietra's instantly recognizable...

Legendary r'n'b bandleader, father of Shuggie and one of Frank Zappa's favorites from the 50s!

"The legendary Johnny Otis has been THE champion DJ of black music in America since...well.. anyone can remember...before Huggy Boy, Alan Freed, Bill..

"If you've heard about this band at all, you've probably heard that their sound incorporates various traditional Japanese instruments. This is true, but it's not immediately audible at first; instead of using them as solo instruments they tend to act...

A classic of early American minimalism; this belongs in any collection of people who enjoy that style.

"One of the earliest, almost forgotten pioneers of minimalism, along with La Monte Young & Terry Riley, This reissues a very rare Shandar lp of very personalized piano music. "Unchanging as his music appears to be from the outside, it is constantly renewing it's structure as a natural process."

"...really there are no words that can describe how important this CD could become to you....



A well known female singer from the French folk scene, this album, originally released on the very collectable Balloon Noir label, is a classic gem of proto freak-folk! Personally recommended!

"A revelation of a folk album, with songs of...

"This live recording was made at a concert given in 2004 as part of Turin’s Gong festival and it’s certainly live that one can best appreciate the many nuanced art of Ustad Shahid Parvez, an instrumentalist of the very top drawer. The raga featured on...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

"Although listeners often think of Jaco Pastorius' first solo album as 1976's Jaco on Epic, producer/keyboardist Paul Bley actually gave Pastorius his first official chance at professional recording two years earlier. This spontaneous set is also significant for being among guitarist Pat Metheny's first recordings; completing the quartet are Bley on electric piano and drummer Bruce Ditmas.
The music consists of three songs by Bley, five from Carla Bley, and "Blood" by Annette Peacock. Pastorius...

"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."

The review below is basically factually corect, but for me, I'm thrilled to have some of his great, non-multi-million-guitar-overdub material released and available, especially at a KILLER price. Les was an extremely talented individual and a great...

30 years ago, Paul Rueben's Pee-Wee's Playhouse show was the most slyly subversive show on television with great sets and great music (by Mark Mothersbaugh, The Residents, Todd Rundgren, Van Dyke Parks, Dweezil Zappa, etc.

This is a groovy and faithful live enactment of the original show and can be safely and highly recommended to Pee-Wee heads.

"The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway is a brisk 89-minute love letter to fans, reuniting Pee-wee with the characters and puppets from his stage..

A good one by 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 section....

A good one by the best known Italian fusion band in the USA (a couple of their releases were even released in the US). This one might be my favorite overall. In addition to the group, they invite percussion Toni Esposito (another fine, solid jazz-rockers)

"Archive Collection Volume II is the second vault release from Anthony Phillips following Archive Collection Volume I in 1998. Compiled by Anthony Phillips and Jonathan Dann it is a 2 CD selection of previously unheard pieces and variations recorded...

Anthony Phillips was the original guitarist with Genesis and he was also an important part of the band in terms of their compositions in the early days (up to Trespass).

re: Dragonfly Dreams:
"One of the more recent installments of Anthony..

"Continuing the ex Genesis guitarist's re-issue program, we present this 3 CD set, the beginning of the Missing Links series. Finger Painting is a collection of television and library music recorded between 1979 and 1989. The Sky Road is a set of...

"Let's face it, solo jazz guitar records -- by most guitar masters anyway -- would become rather ho hum unless of course you are a student of the instrument or a die-hard fanatic. There are exceptions: Jim Hall, Bola Sete, Tal Farlow, as well as others purposely omitted for brevity here. Live at the Other End by Jimmy Ponder is not only engaging for its entire 55 minutes' running time, it's downright dazzling, and not only in technical acumen -- which it certainly is -- but in its pure singing musicality...

"Having trained as a classical musician before finding fame with Frank Zappa's Mothers and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, by 1975 the French virtuoso Jean-Luc Ponty was firmly established as rock's foremost violinist. Taped for broadcast on Chicago's WXRT-FM, this superb set at Amazing Grace, Evanston, Illinois, on April 11, 1975, just preceded the May 1975 release of his landmark Upon the Wings of Music LP, and finds him backed by Daryl Stuermer (guitar), Mike Wolf (keyboards), Tom Fowler...

"Originally recorded in 1969 for Orfeon Records in Mexico, this unbelievably awesome set of psychedelic rock was shelved for decades, due in large part to its fantastic (though probably poorly chosen from a commercial standpoint) title Society Is a Shit. With the exception of a humorous, traditional-sounding acoustic number presenting the record in Spanish, this record is 100% pure, mind-expanding psychedelia sung mostly in English. It's got all the factors you'd expect from a psych record of the period...

All three of Iggy's albums with David Bowie aboard are quite good. This was the second and by far the best known.

"On The Idiot, Iggy Pop looked deep inside himself, trying to figure out how his life and his art had gone wrong in the past. But on Lust for Life, released less than a year later, Iggy decided it was time to kick up his heels, as he traded in the midtempo introspection of his first album and began rocking hard again. Musically, Lust for Life is a more aggressive set than The Idiot...

All three of Iggy's albums with David Bowie aboard are quite good. This was the first.

"In 1976, the Stooges had been gone for two years, and Iggy Pop had developed a notorious reputation as one of rock & roll's most spectacular waste cases. After a self-imposed stay in a mental hospital, a significantly more functional Iggy was desperate to prove he could hold down a career in music, and he was given another chance by his longtime ally, David Bowie. Bowie co-wrote a batch of new songs with Iggy...

This double live album contains a live rendition of the entire "The Incident" album, recorded in Chicago, plus highlights from the band's show at the Royal Albert Hall.
This was also the final (at least so far) release by Porcupine Tree...

This reissues half of an exceedingly rare split lp from 1975. Unfortunately, that's all they recorded! The band were formed as a guitar/bass/drums power trio in 1971 who have been compared to a "cross between Cream & King Crimson" (!!), but by 1975, they added guests on sax & electric piano, & came up with a much more fusion oriented work. This album includes their album side as well as over 15' of bonus live material from 1972 (in rather poor sound, but what can you do?). At this price, this is well....

This was P.F.M.'s great 3rd album. If you don't own this album, this is a classic and one of the greatest of the Italian progressive/symphonic efforts of all time.

If you don't own this album, this is definitely one of the greatest Italian progressive/symphonic efforts of all time. Their second release and my favorite of theirs.

P.F.M.'s brilliant first album from '71. If you don't own this album, this is one of the great Italian progressive/symphonic efforts of all time (beaten only by their 2nd!)

Noah Preminger-tenor sax
Ben Monder-guitar
Matt Pavolka-bass
Colin Stranahan-drums

"Haymaker sees Preminger lead a kindred-spirit band of top-flight players: guitarist Ben Monder, double-bassist Matt Pavolka and drummer Colin Stranahan. The album showcases a brace of fresh Preminger compositions, along with one number penned by Monder, the Annie standard Tomorrow and a cover of jam-band rocker Dave Matthews Don t Drink the Water. Blending atmosphere and energy, the Noah Preminger...

"Once audiences got a chance to hear Primus' instantly recognizable sound, driven by Les Claypool's bizarrely virtuosic bass riffs, their audience grew by leaps and bounds. It was enough to make their second major-label album, Pork Soda, one of the...

"The first Primus album to achieve much widespread airplay (thanks to its release on a major), and the one that broke them on MTV, Sailing the Seas of Cheese completely redefined the possibilities of the electric bass in rock music for those who'd...

"By now, Primus' modus operandi is clear and well-established: twisted bass/drum grooves reminiscent of King Crimson gone horribly, horribly wrong, insane ringmaster vocals with cartoonish lyrics, and cutting, off-the-wall guitar. There is much...

"An incredible pioneering electronic album recorded in the early 1970's, from the first Canadian artist signed to Island Records. Serious headphone music made under the influence of Stockhausen, John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Stravinsky, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Charles Ives and others -- and with a sound that's often compared to that of early Eno and the first two Kraftwerk albums. Indefinable compositions integrate the earliest of portable synthesizers (ARP 2600 and EMS AKS) with acoustic instruments...

This is 46 tracks of great, American music by way of New Orleans, y'all.

"Roy 'Professor Longhair' Byrd is considered the founding father of New Orleans R&B. He made his recording debut in 1949 for the Dallas based Star Talent Label. One of the four tracks he recorded then was the first version of his signature tune 'Mardi Gras in New Orleans' featured in this collection. Over the following decades he made recordings for Mercury Records, Atlantic, Federal, Wasco, and then back to Atlantic."

In late 2002, Cuneiform Records released early recordings by the band Kansas. You can read the story under our release by Proto-Kaw, but other than Kerry Livgren, none of the other musicians from this early edition of Kansas ("Kansas II") went on to become famous.

Our release gathered great sales and great response, and led to Kerry and most of the original version of the band to regroup 30 years later. Before Became After is the result.

This album includes four previously unrecorded...

There's a local Pacifica station in DC and they have 6 hours of classic salsa, mambo and Latin music/Latin jazz every Sunday night which I stumbled across by accident and which I listen to pretty religiously now. Lots of great, great stuff which opened...

"Cleveland's Purple Image faced an uphill climb in an era and country that expected "negro" music from its "negroes": In a Hendrix landscape, young, black bands had slowly started to emerge from the soul neighborhoods and R&B backdrop. Purple Image traded on a thumping, harder-than-Parliament psychedelic noise fortified by powerful group vocals and the twin guitar attack of Ken Roberts and Frank Smith. Aside from their singles and super rare album, they managed only a few profile gigs with the likes of...

Until this reissue, this was a very scarce album from the early 90's, very similar in spirit & intent to Soft Heap or Soft Head, & featuring drummer Pip, Paul Rogers-double bass, Elton Dean-saxes, Sophia Domancich-piano.

"A real gem from jazzier climes than we've heard for a while. Equip Out's debut album from 1985 (with Pyle, Dean, Hopper and Malherbe) was not a totally convincing amalgam of several Canterbury luminaries: the parts were greater than the sum. This second album, however, throws...

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is important, basic repertoire material. A great place to hear some of his best stuff and at a amazing price.

I'm a big fan of Ike Quebec, one of the hugely under-rated tenor voices of all time.

"Influenced by Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster but definitely his own person, Ike Quebec was one of the finest swing-oriented tenor saxmen of the 1940s and '50s. Though maybe not as innovative as some of his peers, Quebec had a big, breathy sound that was distinctive and made him a cornerstone of many a recording session.
This set features the Blue Note albums Heavy Soul (1962), It Might As Well Be Spring...

"Cosmic Energy - Live At San Pancras 1970 is one of two complementary new releases from Hux Records, comprising 3.5 hours of previously unreleased material licensed from the Island Records archive.
Quintessence recorded five albums (for Island...

For a very short while - perhaps 30-36 months - Boyd Raeburn led the most technically advanced band in the world. Starting his career playing in and then leading commercial dance orchestras during the '30s, he moved towards jazz during the early '40s. He embraced the outlook, styles and techniques of bebop and incorporated them in arrangements for his orchestra, hiring modernist arrangers and players.
He somehow lucked into one of the greatest mid 40s arrangers, Eddie Finckel and when Finckel left...

"Solo-Trip" was the first and only solo-album by Lutz Rahn, who has gained reputation and fame as the keyboarder of the German Progressive Rock Band Novalis. It was recorded and first released in 1978 and contains 8 instrumental tracks, similar to the...

The second album from the Ritchie Blackmore/Ronnie James Dio hookup!

The 1st album by Ritchie's post Deep Purple band. Very, very proggy in a heavy/metal, 'dragon/rock' kinda way...

"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....

"Together is not just a meeting of the greatest living masters of the bansuri (bamboo flute sacred to Krishna). Becaue this time, in a performance recorded live in 1995, as two whole philosophies of Indian music: the Hindustani (North) and Carnantatic...

This is the 1st CD issue of any music from Random Hold, who were a late 70's/early 80's band featuring Bill MacCormick-bass/vocals (from Quiet Sun/801/Matching Mole), David Rhodes-guitar/vocals (who later joined Peter Gabriel's band!), David Ferguson-keyboards/vocals & Pete Phipps-drums.
This reissues all of their quite good arty new-wave/progressive Peter Hammill-produced double album Avalanche (which was broken up into an EP & lp when first released, but this is all of the material that you...