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Great price on a fine sampler of the art rock period of Sylvian's career. Recommended!

"Two CD compilation from the enigmatic singer, songwriter, musician and former leader of the British band Japan. A Victim of Stars (1982 - 2012) brings together material from the last 30 years of David's solo career, encompassing material released with Virgin Records, along with his more recent work released on his own label Samadhisound, as well as a brand new recording exclusive to this compilation....

"This newly compiled collection features the gorgeously ethereal Words With The Shamen mini album (recorded 1985) together with several rarities recorded during this period".

"This period", when David was hanging with, and taking strong lessons from collaborators Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jon Hassell, Holger Czukay, Steve Jansen and Robert Fripp, produced some really lovely ambient works, which can be found here, and which were originally released only on cassette! This is the rare and great one...

"This was David Sylvian's first solo album - and you can kind of tell, because there are still obvious traces of Japan's sound (achingly cool in a very 80's way)."

"Brilliant Trees is an eclectic affair fusing funk, jazz, and ambient. Its best pieces are the moody jazz of "Red Guitar," the dusky atmosphere of "Weathered Wall," and "Brilliant Trees" itself, both of which feature the woozy trumpet of Eno collaborator and fourth-world pioneer Jon Hassell. The record also showcases guest players like..

“Streamlining the muted, organic atmospheres of the previous Gone to Earth to forge a more cohesive listening experience, Secrets of the Beehive is arguably David Sylvian's most accessible record, a delicate, jazz-inflected work boasting elegant string arrangements courtesy of Ryuichi Sakamoto. Impeccably produced by Steve Nye, the songs are stripped to their bare essentials, making judicious use of the synths, tape loops, and treated pianos which bring them to life; Sylvian's evocative vocals are...

"Cords was the third album to be released from Synergy and was originally released in 1978 whilst Larry Fast was recording and working with Peter Gabriel on his second solo album. The album is wholly composed and performed by Larry fast and contains...

Unique and quite good first album by this 'progressive rock/jazz fusion experience' (as it sez on the label), who really are a progressive rock/jazz experience! Considering that these musicians all come from the alternative/underground side of rock...

$7.00 off the usual price of these early 70s CLASSICS, while they last!

Classic, great, early proto-progressive/progressive hard rock band from the UK. This is one of those albums that lives up to the hype. If that sound interests you, you really won't be able to do much better than this legit, licensed version of this fine record. Conditionally highly recommended!

"The rise of power trio T2 in 1970 was rapid: important open-air festivals; headlining residencies at the Marquee Club...

$7.00 off the usual price of these early 70s CLASSICS, while they last!

This is a collection of demos and etc made by the original, short-lived line-up of T2 which - had the band survived - would have formed the foundation for their second album. Of course, they didn't survive and these rare recordings, which actually are pretty good, are all we have. This was previously available only as a very expensive Japanese import, which I paid a fortune for and actually didn't regret doing, which is...

This is two great 1969 releases on one CD; while the front cover only shows "Giant Step", his forth album, this also includes his third album "De Ole Folks At Home".

"In less than 24 months, Taj Mahal (guitars/vocals/banjo/harmonica) had issued..

"Taj Mahal's debut album was a startling statement in its time and has held up remarkably well. Recorded in August of 1967, it was as hard and exciting a mix of old and new blues sounds as surfaced on record in a year when even a lot of veteran blues...

"Taj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly...

"Using a variety of acoustics and a barrage of electronic instruments, the Taj Mahal Travellers attempted to reach as far into the sonic frontier as they could on an album side. Live, I can easily imagine that they'd continue until they simply...

"Led by infamous Fluxus member Takehisa Kosugi, Tokyo's Taj Mahal Travellers were one of the prime examples of a band more heard-of than actually heard. Their vinyl legacy (the 1972 LP July 15, 1972 released on CBS/Sony Japan; the 1974 2LP August 1974...

The excellent third album by Talking Heads, with great, subtle contributions from producer Brian Eno well incorporated into the album.

"By titling their third album Fear of Music and opening it with the African rhythmic experiment "I Zimbra,"...

This was the band's terrific fourth album, which was very ambitious and featured a larger version of the group, including monster stunt guitarist Adrian Belew, who I believe jumped from here directly to King Crimson for their 'drive to 1984'...

This features all of the audio tracks from their live DVD, as well as 'bonus tracks' not from the DVD.

Covers material from their 3 studio albums and covers of "America" and "21st Century Schizoid Man".

Follow-up release to the very successful "Music That Died Alone", The Tangent are a progressive rock 'super group' put together by keyboardist/vocalist Andy Tillison, of Parallel Or 90 Degrees. Sad to say that VDGG saxist David Jackson is not on this one, but his 'replacement', Theo Travis, is also an excellent player, even if he doesn't wear a leather hat like Jaxon did. This is a bit more symphonic, and there is no Canterbury tribute or influences (darn it!), but it is a very good disc.

"The album is dedicated to former Pink Floyd guitarist Syd Barrett who died in July 2006. The lyrics for each of the songs on the new album are adapted from English and American poets from 17th and 18th century literature by Bianca F. Acquaye. The music is written by Edgar Froese and Thorsten...

Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's...

This is an extraordinary vault-find. These approximately 40' long sessions have never been released before, not even bootlegged, and were not even known to exist.
They are released as individual (and quite beautiful) lps, but the CD versions pairs up two sympathetic sessions together on one disc!
And most importantly, every one of these is great! Even the artists I was completely unfamiliar with, are great. Hugely recommended.

"The Pop-Liisa and Jazz-Liisa broadcast session series....

Fred Taylor is a Seattle-based drummer who released this album on vinyl privately in 1981.

In addition to Fred there are 11 other players who play on one or more pieces on this album, but the basic line-up for most of the album is piano/Fender.

A second live recording (autumn '05) from Copenhagen JazzHouse led to this release, after Taylor had done a lot of editing and processing in the studio. Karsten Vogel back in line - together with Tassone, Taylor, Lars Juul (drums), and bass player...

"An 8-track compilation of left-overs and tracks not fitting the original albums. Highly mind-expanding progressive/Art Rock/RIO/fusion style in Taylor's own league. With Karsten Vogel on sax."

"An ecology-inspired Krautrock album (1971) from a short-lived group comprised of German school-chums, some of whom had recorded an LP as Trikolon. Tetragon did not conform to any predetermined musical style: they played whatever they pleased, as long as it included groovy Hammond organ and very trippy, flanged wah-wah guitar, in various taut jamming modes that favored jazz/rock fusion à la Miles Davis with a small dose of classical music (adapting a Bach fugue along the way). The result is a bouquet of...

The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound...

The Third Ear Band were a late 60's/mid 70's quartet who were fixtures at ALL the festivals & who used hand drums, oboe, violin/viola & cello to make a dark, pagan & medieval-influenced, acoustic music. The only thing that comes close to their sound is some small bits of the early Univers Zero records.
This, their third third album, was a film soundtrack and is more electric than what came before, while still absolutely retaining their unique sound. It was their final 70's release, and for my money...

Yes, this is really only $7.00 now. While our limited supply lasts!

Every time I think I can not be surprised by a archival release found somewhere and somehow negotiated for release, one shows up that amazes. This is one of those. Here we have the infamous, crazy Third Ear Band in September 1970 from their appearance on Germany's famed TV program "Beat Club". This is less than one minute shy of 30' and is fully authorized and taken from the original video masters in the archives of Radio Bremen....

Rufus Thomas is best known for his hit "Walkin' The Dog", but he had a long, long career, and this collection is filled with 20 of his early 50s, proto-R'n'B sides for labels like Sun, Meteor and Chess, before he hit it big later...

Previously unreleased, fantastic quality live concert from five great, great players: Linda Thompson-vocals, Richard Thompson-guitar, vocals, John Kirkpatrick-concertina, accordion, vocals, Dave Mattacks-drums, Dave Pegg-bass.
Richard is in early, fiery, primo form here and everyone else is pretty amazing too. This has all the songs that you would want to hear them do from this period; how come this lay unreleased for over 30 years?

Beautifully done remaster of Richard & Linda's third album that features new photos, liner notes, lyrics and 4 bonus tracks (23')! A brilliantly brilliant guitarist and songwriter works with an excellent vocalist and is backed by a crack band of electr...

Thor Harris was the percussionist for Swans for 6 years and since that time has released a couple of very good solo albums, of which this is the latest!

"The Subversive Nature of Kindness is the sophomore effort from Thor & Friends, the avant-chamber ensemble formed by its namesake, polymath percussionist Thor Harris. The album was recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, produced by Jeremy Barnes from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and engineered by Barnes and Deerhoof's John Dietrich. It is hoped that the...

Thor Harris has been the drummer for Swans for the last 5 years and this is influenced by minimalism and the avant-garde.

"Thor & Friends is the eponymous full length debut from the avant-chamber ensemble formed by polymath percussionist Thor Harris. It was recorded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and produced by Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost from A Hawk & A Hacksaw and Deerhoof's John Dieterich. The three core members of the band are Peggy Ghorbani on marimba, Sarah 'Goat' Gautier on marimba...

"Big Mama's thunderous smash version of the Lieber & Stoller title tune leads off this collection of her 1952-58 Peacock singles. Get down as she tears up I Smell a Rat; Yes, Baby; They Call Me Big Mama; Rock-A-Bye Baby , and more!"

"Big Mama has a big growlin' voice, I mean she could eat Big Maybelle for breakfast(though Maybelle is an equally versitile and great performer). Mama had a hit in Hound Dog way before Elvis, and she sings the heck out of it, making Presley's "hiccuped" version, pale...

Second album by this Detroit area prog band who possess similarities to Rush in their best, most progressive period. This remaster includes 4 bonus tracks not on the original 1997 release.

"Second release by this American quartet from 1997 named Fence The Clear. Wow, they know to use the instruments and release a timeless album. In my opinion, every track is mindblowing, with great instrumental passages & intelligent lyrics. This one along with the next one Presents of Mind from 1999 are the...

The first album by this long - lived (they are still around and just put out what is possibly the best CD of their career!) Detroit progressive rock band.
This is the redone version from 2004 which includes 3 bonus tracks.

"Challenging circumstances are nothing new to the Kel Tamashek (Tuareg) band Tinariwen. After all, most of their members had been Libyan military-trained rebel fighters engaged in active revolt against the Malian government before the Tamanrasset Accords in 1991.
Beginning in 2012, real danger is ever present in northern Mali -- due to the incursion of Islamist militias -- for the Tuareg people and to musicians in particular. So much so, many, including Tinariwen, have fled the country. One of their..

A classic of Brit-jazz.

This restores to print from the master tapes, and packaged in a nice slipcase, a 1972 "solo" by Keith [it's really the first Ovary Lodge album, with Roy Babbington-bass, Frank Perry or Keith Bailey- percussion, & Julie Tippetts-guitar/voice], which was produced by Robert Fripp.
This is a very quiet album in places; to hear it well reproduced from the masters with the silence of a good CD transfer is a real pleasure.

"Featuring two of the undoubted leaders of European free music, Howard Riley and Keith Tippett have groomed a long running partnership from the '60's to produce a stunning recording of great clarity and sensitivity. Recorded in Bern by Swiss Radio on 12/8/93, the recording quality is the highest possible and perfectly focuses the inspired playing of the two on two wonderful Steinway grand pianos."

"Tir Na Nog's second and third records for Chrysalis, dating from 1972 and 1973.
These two albums are truly underrated things of utter beauty. Any fans of Donovan, Fairport Convention, Bert Jansch, Pentangle, Trees, Incredible String Band, etc etc would do very well to check these guys out.
This is largely acoustic Celtic-influenced folk music. A TEAR AND A SMILE leans heavier on acoustic instrumentation, while STRONG IN THE SUN adds a bit of electricity, courtesy of Matthew Fisher (who produced

"In a world filled with terrible electronic music, it's nice to know that people like Amon exist."

"Amon Tobin's third album for Ninja Tune breaks out with a devastating opener, "Get Your Snack On." The track turns out to be just one of the highlights on Supermodified, a dense, plunderphonic kaleidoscope of an album with giant, noisy jazz breaks and groovy electronic synthwork. It's got quite a bit of the retro-sounding sampling of Permutation (orchestra strings, jazz combos, groovy psychedelic...

Tomorrow were the fairly groovy psychedelic band circa 1967-68 of soon to be Yes member Steve Howe (guitar), Keith West (vocals), Junior (bass) and Twink (drums) with keyboards by their famous producer Mark Wirtz.
A pretty great and fun slice of psychedelic pop, this excellent reissue is remastered and includes tons of photos and interviews, as well as 12 additional bonus tracks. Good value and good fun. Includes their great single - which should have been number one, but wasn't - My White Bicycle.

"Casamance au Clair de Lune is the most "roots"-oriented album issued by the Senegalese band Touré Kunda, and one of their very best. Dispensing with the occasionally kitschy pop and funk arrangements that diluted many of their prior and subsequent efforts, they succeeded in fashioning a recording brimming with the life of West Africa while still sounding unmistakably modern. There are several percussion interludes (such as "Manoir") that one wishes could go on forever, so infectious are the rhythms and...

One of the most purely 'fun' shows I've seen in the last decade was the legendary New Orleans songwriter Allen Toussaint performing solo. He played some of his billions of hits that he wrote for ... well, everyone, and he told great stories.
This is with a band, but it captures some of that show's warm brilliance and charm.

"Live archive release from the New Orleans R&B legend. The Chicago Blues Festival began in 1984. Allen Toussaint headlined on the Sunday night of the 1989 festival...

"Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood & the gang serve up another barn-burning Traffic set with 1973's "Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory." The title track is a phenomenal full-throttle rocker, one of Traffic's most powerful pieces...

Remastered in 2002 with a bonus track! The wonderful psychedelic proto-progressive group Traffic came to a grinding halt sometime in late 1968, when Steve Winwood left the band to join Blind Faith or th...

Founded in 1970, Trettioariga Kriget (30 Years War) were an excellent heavy progressive/guitar hard rock band from Sweden who released a number of really good albums in the 70s and finally ran out of gas in the late 1970s, A couple of years ago, they released a very good reunion album that reunited all the original members with the addition of a keyboardist (a big plus for them, in my opinion).

Since that time, they've stayed together and this album brings together recordings from 1971-1980 on...

"...[then] The Trip released their masterpiece, Caronte in 1971. The powerful interplay between Billy Gray (guitar) and Joe Vescovi (keyboards) is excellent throughout the album. If the 'dream collaboration' between Jimi Hendrix and Keith Emerson had ever happened, it would have sounded close to this!"-Scented Gardens Of The Mind

"The Trip were but one of many Italian bands combining rock, classical, jazz, pop, and folk to produce what is now known as the Italian rock renaissance. While most of...

This is quite rare these days, going for big money on Amazon UK...New, unplayed, unsealed copy with a very neat deletion mark through the UPC. Otherwise completely new.

"For anyone who is unaware, Trippa was a pre-Magenta project between 1995 and 2000 featuring Christina Booth (vocals) and Rob Reed (keyboards, guitar, bass).

An abundance of Trippa material was recorded during that period and much of which has been gathered together for the 17 tracks that make up the new album, due for..

Slide guitarist Dave Tronzo is one of the unheralded greats. Reeves Gabrels played in Tin Machine and is also a fine player. They appear here with bass and drums and this is a excellent, off kilter sometimes rock and sometimes not rock album...

"Heather Trost is best known for her work composing and performing as one half of A Hawk And A Hacksaw. She has also played with Neutral Milk Hotel, Beirut, Josephine Foster, and most recently Thor Harris of Swans. She has arranged and performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra, as well as conductor Andre De Ridder and his Stargaze Orchestra, and toured throughout the world.
In 2014 she released her first solo project, a 7-inch on Ba Da Bing Records, followed in 2015 by Ourobouros, a limited edition..