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"Remastered edition of RICK WAKEMAN’s 2003 live album with the New English Rock Ensemble, “In the Nick of Time”. Featuring a band comprising ASHLEY HOLT (vocals), ANT GLYNNE (Guitars), LEE POMEROY (Bass), TONY FERNANDEZ (Drums) and ERIK JORDAN (Additional Keyboards) ‘In the Nick of Time’ was an excellent live album that saw Rick and his band perform many classic tracks such as ‘No Earthly Connection’, ‘Catherine Parr’, ‘White Rock’ and ‘Wurm’, alongside the title track from the recently recorded album...

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...

"Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce an official release of Rick Wakeman's live concert with the Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, in Lugano, Switzerland on the 2nd July 2009, where he performed strictly on the grand piano.
This event was the perfect setting for Wakeman s classically inspired compositions to be performed, including The King Arthur Suite, Journey to the Centre of the Earth and Catherine Howard . With an orchestra conducted and arranged by Guy Protheroe, the Lugano concert...

"Dinah Washington was one of the greatest jazz singers of all time and this compilation is a snapshot of her at the peak of her powers in the mid fifties period of rendition between blues and jazz. It is a fantastic introduction to the artists work....

"This is a splendid example of the young Dinah Washington. It's recorded live at Birdland on the Symphony Sid radio program. The sound is excellent for what it is, the band (Wynton Kelly, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, Ed Shaughnessy, etc) are...

"When dissected carefully, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking becomes a fascinating conceptual voyage into the workings of the human psyche. As an abstract peering into the intricate functions of the subconscious, Waters' first solo album involves...

"Weather Report is generally regarded as the greatest jazz fusion band of all time, with the biggest jazz hit ("Birdland") from the best jazz fusion album (1977's Heavy Weather). But the group's studio mastery sometimes overshadows the fact that it...

"The shifts in Weather Report's personnel come fast and furious now, with Narada Michael Walden and Chester Thompson as the drummers, Alex Acuna and Don Alias at the percussion table, and Alphonso Johnson giving way to the mighty, martyred Jaco Pastorius. It is interesting to hear Pastorius expanding the bass role only incrementally over what the more funk-oriented Johnson was doing at this early point -- that is, until "Barbary Coast," where suddenly Jaco leaps athletically forward into the spotlight...

This is the 2003, remastered, digipack version of their classic second album. Weather Report grew out of Miles Davis' early electric jazz/rock experiments in 1969-71. Weather Report formed in 1971, and 1972 album had them adding guests (something they...

Weather Report grew out of Miles Davis' early electric jazz/rock experiments in 1969-71. Weather Report formed in 1971, and this was recorded by a great version of the band (for they were a band always in transition) and this, their fourth studio album, was the album that saw Alfonso Johnson replacing founding bassist Miroslav Vitous (although both appear on the album).

This was the band starting to head in a more electric and 'popular' direction, but it's still one of their very best. This is...

"Right from the start, a vastly different Weather Report emerges here, one that reflects co-leader Joe Zawinul's developing obsession with the groove. It is the groove that rules this mesmerizing album, leading off with the irresistible 3/4 marathon...

Weather Report emerged directly out of Miles Davis' electric experiments (co-leaders Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul both being particpants on his Bitches Brew album).

For me, their first 4-5 years were by far their best and this line of the band..

"Drummer/accordionist Rich West returns for a second pfMENTUM release, Heavenly Breakfast. This dangerous quintet includes Emily Beezhold's keyboards, Bruce Friedman on trumpet, Dan Krimm, electric bass, and reed renegade Lynn Johnston. West's...

Mike Westbrook is one of the great names of British jazz, having been a very original bandleader & composer, for both large and small ensembles for 50 years, and releasing his first recording nearly 50 years ago!

This is one of his smallest...

Mike Westbrook is one of the great names of British jazz, having been a very original bandleader & composer, for both large and small ensembles for 50 years, and releasing his first recording nearly 50 years ago!

This is one of his small...

Yes, you have to have a PAL player, but it's all region and this is a tremendous price.
This is two DVDS of previously unreleased material by one of the greatest rock band of the 1960s. The 1977 Kilburn show was filmed by Jeff Stein for his great Who film "The Kids Are Alright" and a bit of it appears in that movie, but this is the complete concert performance, remixed and remastered in surround sound. This was the last-ever performance by The Who with Keith Moon.
The second disc is worse...

This is two shows of previously unreleased material by one of the greatest rock band of the 1960s. The 1977 Kilburn show was filmed by Jeff Stein for his great Who film "The Kids Are Alright" and a bit of it appears in that movie, but this is the complete concert performance, remixed and remastered in surround sound. This was the last-ever performance by The Who with Keith Moon.

The second show is of lesser quality but even better, as it captures them during their absolute peak years (1965-1970).

The Who are my favorite English rock band of the 60s. Hands down. But some of their recordings don't show them at their best. Like some other of my favorites (I think of Soft Machine during Robert's tenure), some of their best recordings and performances during their best period were their BBC recordings. Especially Keith's unbelievable drumming. And here they are! YOW!!
1. My Generation (Radio 1 Jingle)
2. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
3. Good Lovin'
4. Just You And Me Darling...

Surely you already own this, one of the greatest live rock albums ever made? You don't? And here it is in a hugely expanded version, which sounds fantastic. And it really is one of the greatest live rock albums ever!

"The Feb 14, 1970 Leeds show which provided The Who with their first official live album is widely regarded by collectors as not only one of the group's finest-ever shows, but one of the greatest live shows in rock history. The original album included only 35 minutes of the 120 min

This is one of the GREATEST psychedelic/pop albums of the 1960s, and this is the excellent remastered version with a zillion great bonus tracks and a great booklet. The Who were in their prime in 1967, and this is FILLED with amazing moments. As my old...

The fourth album in four years by The Who and is one of the great achievements of rock in the late 60s and the album that broke the band into superstar status worldwide.
This is one of the great art-rock albums of all time and, nearly 50 years later, is still a stunning achievement; if you haven't played this one in decades, it's even better than you remember!
Absolutely recommended; this belongs in any rock collection.

Excellent collection of rare live stuff, promo films, tv appearances (lip synced and actually live), etc etc etc. fro the earliest days in 1965 to when I stopped caring. For me, this is worth it for their 1967 appearance on Beat Club alone, where they...

The Who's quite amazing 1971 studio album was (and is) played too much on classic rock radio, but that doesn't make it any less of a tremendous feat. It's also their most progressive rock oriented disc, what with Pete's use of keyboards and Terry Riley...

This digitally remastered, two-on-one CD presents both mid 1970's albums that Tony cut with the "new" Lifetime for Columbia. Believe It was from 1975 and MDL was from the next year. Both records include Tony on drums, Allan Holdsworth-guitar (fresh...

This 1993 album was Cassandra Wilson's Blue Note debut and set the stage for the bulk of her career.
One of the best jazz vocal and most influential jazz album of its decade, it features uncluttered and well thought out arrangements, each one well suited to the song chosen and each one well fitting her dark voice.
She was also one of the earliest truly jazz vocalist to cast beyond the 'great American songbook' and use a personal & eclectic batch of great songs that reflect her interpretation of...

"2009 release from The Wishing Tree, an acoustic side project from Marillion guitarist Steve Rothery and British vocalist Hannah Stobart. Nearly 10 years after their debut album, the duo are back with a new collaboration, co-written by Steve and Hannah, with Steve playing all instruments except the drums, as well as producing and engineering it. Rothery and Stobart are joined by Paul Craddick who plays the drums, on material which Rothery describes as a cross between Portishead and Alanis Morissette....

"WMWM were a short-lived English group formed in Spring 1973 by Robert Wyatt, Dave MacRae, Gary Windo and Ron Mathewson (the band's name being the initials of its member), which played only a handful of gigs, of totally improvised music.

For one concert in April 14th, 1973, Mathewson wasn't available and Richard Sinclair was asked to stand in for the bass player - this concert was recorded on cassette and eventually released officially in 2015 with the band name becoming WMWS."

This is...

Single disc version, which doesn't contain some of the extras, but if you want the 'real' album and less of the 'interesting but not essential' extras, is a good deal. This is long out of print and essential for fans of Barclay James Harvest's sound.

"If you ever wondered what happened to the wonderful Barclay James Harvest sound of the early and mid-1970s, the answer lies here. Wooly Wolstenholme (Maestoso)departed the band as they were heading in a far more commercial direction. There are...

Rich Woodson is a self-taught composer and guitarist who grew up on hard rock and heavy metal in Nashville, TN and San Antonio and Austin, TX. His major musical influences are Tim Berne, Frank Zappa, Watchtower (the 1980's Austin metal band, who invented the technical metal subgenre) and composer Charles Wuorinen.
This debut CD, performed by a crack band, comprising Rich on guitar, Aaron Stewart-tenor sax, Peter Epstein-soprano sax, Mat Fieldes-acoustic bass and John Hollenbeck-drums, is a bold and...

When Henry Cow fell apart in the summer of 1978, the main players in the band dispersed. Fred Frith left England to settle in NYC for a good number of years, getting involved the then just beginning to evolve 'downtown' sound, recording three excellent...

This was Robert's 1st solo album, recorded in '70, while still a member of Soft Machine. It is a creative, free-music oriented disc with a lot of charm & goofy humor. Includes Elton Dean, Mark Charig, Neville Whitehead, David Sinclair, & a few others...

Stomu Yasmashta was a renowned and young Japanese percussionist and composer from Japan who moved to London around 1970 and made a number of albums for Island Records, all of which are quite hard to find. This 1975 album was his first release after his jazz-rock group East Wind fell apart.
The line up is: Stomu Yamash'ta -percussion, Gary Boyle-guitar, Tsuneo Matsumoto-guitar, Brian Gascoigne-keyboards, Daito Fujita-bass, Tozumi Tanaka-drums, Hisako Yamash'ta-violin, with guests on vocals. This is a...

A classic of its time; for 1972, this really was a basically flawless masterpiece of what it was attempting to achieve. 3 long tracks and the end of the Bruford/Wakeman/Anderson/Howe/Squire band, as Bill bailed for King Crimson. My favorite of their...

This was the 1972 progressive rock breakthrough that introduced Rick Wakeman to the band and the band to the world at large.

“I have been a Yes fan since 1976 and have seen ALL 4 singers perform with the group live (I saw the Drama tour in 1980!). The new CD is a style similar to the last one Fly From Here (which I also liked). Heaven & Earth is lyrically similar to 70s Yes although not quite as cryptic. Jon Davison is an excellent musician and singer, and does well live with classic Yes. I saw the 3-album tour last year and the latest one Aug 1 in Hollywood, FL and both were outstanding!
The new CD has the "feel" of what...

This is over 2 hours of the band right around the time I saw them, where they blew my socks off, much to my surprise! The band is Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman, Alan White.

"In 2003 the band made their first appearance...

"Yes has never needed an orchestra because they've always sounded like an orchestra. When the band was playing at full fury, you'd swear more than five musicians were playing on stage. The Symphonic Live tour incorporated an entire orchestra to...

"Yes has never needed an orchestra because they've always sounded like an orchestra. When the band was playing at full fury, you'd swear more than five musicians were playing on stage. The Symphonic Live tour incorporated an entire orchestra to accompany Yes, and this Blu-ray, from a 2001 show with The European Festival Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Keitel, offers Yes music, not overwhelmed by the enormity of the symphonic sound, but tinged with the subtle nuance of an appropriate and vital fifth...

"It's hard to quarrel with an album devoted to the music of Wayne Shorter, and Rachel Z certainly has the pedigree to pursue such a project. Having co-created Shorter's masterful High Life with him, she is well qualified to interpret and expand on his lengthy catalog of high-quality jazz compositions.

Interestingly, for those familiar with her primarily through her synthesized electronics on that album, here she plays only acoustic piano, and quite well. This trio sounds bigger than it is, and...

Important note: for some reason, these come in BLU-RAY cases, but they ARE DVDs. For $11.00, are you really gonna complain about that?

As I predicted, this title was taken out of circulation, but we still got it and at a reasonable price too...

$5.00 off the regular price, while they last!

"Having recorded some works with a large orchestra in January 1983, in January 1984, Frank Zappa arranged for some of his chamber works to be performed by Pierre Boulez's Ensemble InterContemporain, a 16-piece group. "The Perfect Stranger," "Naval Aviation In Art?," and "Dupree's Paradise" were given this treatment, and the four remaining tracks are the product of Zappa's music synthesizer, the Synclavier. As usual, Zappa's "serious" works are

The first release that allowed the world to hear Frank’s synclavier music.

"While Frank Zappa had ostensibly been "on his own" since the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention in 1969, never before had he used the term "solo artist" as literally as he does on the Grammy Award winning (in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance by an orchestra, group or soloist" category) Jazz from Hell (1986).
After two decades of depending on the skills, virtuosity, and temperament of other musicians...

"This CD compiles a bunch of songs and tunes that Frank Zappa was involved with in various ways before he became known as the leader of the Mothers Of Invention.
For several years prior to the Mothers becoming MGM-Verve recording artists, Frank was associated with the Pal Recording Studio, whose owner and operator was Paul Buff. It was here, in Cucamonga, under Buff's tutelage, that Frank learned how to use a studio to create music, as opposed to simply writing dots on paper. Frank later bought the...

"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Source: Original 1975 analog master. Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, 2012."

There are lots and lots of highlights on this album, but any album with "Inca Roads" has gotta be good.

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"The material on this album originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market during 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label. Orchestral Favorites consists of material...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. The Grand Wazoo was the second of the two...

"The 26-member Ensemble Modern performs FZ's 'most-humanly-impossible-to-play' compositions. Piano duets, string quintets & small ballets. Simply exquisite, with a 60-page booklet to explain it all. Originally released in 1993, it stayed on the classical chart for most of `94. Includes the tracks 'Outrage At Valdez,' 'None Of The Above,' & 'Welcome To The United States', plus arrangements of some of the most fiendishly difficult pieces from FZ's back catalogue & even a 'greatest hit' or two (some...

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"Analog transfer by Joe Travers 2012. Mastered by Doug Sax, The Mastering Lab, 2012."

After Frank was thrown from the stage in London and broke his leg very badly, he was stuck in a wheelchair and couldn't tour for about 9 months. As Frank was always working, he decided to indulge himself in two larger-scale projects that wouldn't be practical to tour with, but were personally interesting to him. Waka/Jawaka was the first of the two, and...

"You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 is a double disc collection of live recordings by Frank Zappa, spanning from December 10, 1971 to December 23, 1984. It was released in 1989.
"Sharleena" had been previously issued as a flexi disc in Guitar Player magazine. All the songs on disc one are by the 1984 band (except for brief segments of "Drowning Witch" edited in from the 1982 tour). Disc two includes performances from various years including a section of "King Kong" taken from the December...

This has one disc of the 1981/82 band:
Ray White – guitar, vocals
Steve Vai – guitar
Tommy Mars – keyboards, vocals
Scott Thunes – bass guitar
Chad Wackerman – drums
Ed Mann – percussion
Bobby Martin – saxophone, vocals, keyboards
the last track on this CD ends with Zappa's anger at some audience members tossing cigarettes on stage; after a warning to stop was not obeyed, the disc ends with Zappa stating, "Houselights! Concert's over!"
and one disc of the origin