Mega Blowout Sale

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....

Great sounding and spirited shows from the John Peel show. Recommended.

"This Heat’s earliest public recordings came from two sessions for John Peel’s BBC radio show, in April and October of 1977. Peel was one of their greatest enthusiasts at the time, hearing excellence in the band’s mixed repertoire of post-krautrock songs and uniquely approached improvisation. Of special merit here is the band’s maverick use of real-time tape loops to augment their basic three-piece sound, as well as their...

This Heat's amazingly good first album, first released in 1979, and consisting of several years worth of creative and hard work, distilled down into 40-some minutes of gripping music. At a time when, except for punk, there wasn't much happening in creative music, This Heat showed that there was another path. Remastered by the group in 2005.

"This Heat, the band, emerged in early 1976 on the leading edge of what became the new wave, but they were always apart, more scary and more subtle....

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...

"This is a great solo outing and reminds us how good the Earth Band were."

"Known for his work as the vocalist and guitarist on many hits for Manfred Mann's Earthband, as well as being featured on the classic Jeff Wayne concept album War of the Worlds, Chris is also a noted songwriter (penning among other songs the smash hit You're the Voice for John Farnham).
His new studio album, Toys and Dishes, is his first in over ten years and draws on all the musical elements that make Chris songs and.

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...

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...

“With half a century of existence, Beninese band Poly-Rythmo can easily be considered a legend of African music, alongside Fela Kuti and Tinariwen. Drawing their name from the extensive mix of influences that forged their sound (American soul and funk, Nigerian Afro-beat, French chanson, Congolese rumba, etc.), they have been impressively productive, releasing hundreds of EPs and dozens of albums from 1969 to 1980 alone. In 2014, orchestra conductor Florent Mazzoleni visited the band and decided to...

“A brand-new studio album from Träden ("The Trees"), formerly known as Träd, Gräs och Stenar ("Trees Grass and Stones") in different incarnations, but often just called Träden for short. Through long, crescendoing improvisations, Träden has found their own unique path in the music world for decades, creating a music with room for everyone. Many younger musicians and friends of minimalist, experimental music have been inspired and followed, astonished that a bunch of Swedish hippies made the planet's...

"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..

Coming out of Procol Harum, Robin Trower was one of the guitar heroes of the mid 70s, releasing a string of really good, Hendrix-influenced trio albums (and surprising everyone, including me, who only knew him from Procol Harum!).
This was his second solo and is considered one of his very best and is one of his classics of that time and includes no less than EIGHT bonus tracks recorded for the BBC!

"On his sophomoric release, Derek Trucks (nephew of Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks)has released an artistic mosaic that defies categorization and is certain to confound listeners. In the richest Fillmore-esque tradition, Trucks and band have amalgamated a fine tuned cornucopia of rootsy sounds into a sonic masterpiece. "Oh sure, but what's that mean?" Today's market practically requires artists to dumb down their sound into a well defined niche so that any dope with fifteen bucks can figure it out....

"Soul Serenade (Columbia) by the Derek Trucks Band is one of the best albums I have heard this year. It won't matter how this album is classified, either, because it has it all. For those who liked Allman Brothers guitarist Trucks on his eponymous band's major-label debut, 2002's Joyful Noise, will find this CD to be even more impressive. Soul Serenade was actually recorded three years ago, before Joyful Noise, but is being released only now. It's been worth the wait because the Derek Trucks Band is...

Where did rock 'n' roll exactly begin? No one can definitively say, but certainly the proto rock/R&B tracks collected here have as much right to claim being the beginning as anything out there! Joe and band rock 'n' stomp 'n' burn!...

"The Turtle Island String Quartet has the chops, the guts, the soul, the spirit, and the taste to take on the musical legacy of John Coltrane -- what more could anyone want? One of the great soloists, composers, and bandleaders in jazz history...

"A stellar recording and achievement."-Andy Summers

"Have You Ever Been...? explores and celebrates the legacy of guitar rock icon Jimi Hendrix in grand TIQ style. At the peak of his creative powers in the late 1960s, Jimi Hendrix redefined the potential of not only the guitar but the entire genre of rock. Armed with an unprecedented combination of technical skills and compositional insight, he drew a blueprint that continues to challenge guitarists in particular and musicians of all stripes...

In the last 5 years or so, this group has emerged as one of the best progressive rock bands from Norway. Their two previous albums were great and this one is great too.

Lots of flute and and lots of folk & classical influences on the music that will lead to comparisons with Jethro Tull, which are fine and accurate, but no way is Tusmørke a 'Tull clone', as there's a lot more here, and besides, the vocalist doesn't sound anything like Ian Anderson (and he sings in Norwegian). Also appearing are a..

"We were suitably impressed by the previous release from psychedelic prog/folk band Tusmørke, and they’re now back with their next effort Hinsides and it’s another stunning offering from them. There’s something quietly stunning about how they approach their music and it’s a pleasure to listen to as a result.
There’s a little more colour and embellishments to their music this time round, making for a little more variation in the piece, and there’s a hypnotic beauty to it all. The combination of the...

This group emerged from Norway a couple of years ago with their first album, Underjordisk Tusmørke, which got a lot of enjoyment here and also with the public.

The group now returns with a re-tooled lineup and a second album. You can hear a lot..

“One of the most difficult aspects for producer Orrin Keepnews of recording pianist McCoy Tyner so frequently in the '70s was coming up with new ideas and settings for each record. Fly with the Wind gave Tyner a rare opportunity to write for strings. Joined by bassist Ron Carter, drummer Billy Cobham, flutist Hubert Laws, piccolo, oboe, harp, six violins, two violas and two cellos, Tyner performed four of his originals (including the title cut) plus the standard "You Stepped out of a Dream." This set...

"Digitally remastered edition of the MONO mix this album from Marc Bolan's early version of T. Rex. Originally released in 1968 and produced by Tony Visconti, the first Tyrannosaurus Rex album My People Were Fair and Had Sky in Their Hair positioned the former Mod face and beatnik Marc Bolan right at the heart of the burgeoning underground/hippie subculture. Along with his multi-instrumentalist partner Steve Peregrin Took, Marc married strange, flight-of-fancy lyrics with a new folky and percussive sound...

"Digitally re-mastered MONO edition of this album from Marc Bolan's early version of T. Rex. Originally released in 1968 and produced by Tony Visconti, the second Tyrannosaurus Rex album Prophets, Seers & Sages: The Angels of the Ages firmly cemented Marc Bolan and Steve Peregrin Took as darlings of the London hippie/underground subculture and contained early Bolan classics such as 'Debora robed', 'Salamanda Palaganda' and 'Consuela'."

"Digitally remastered edition of the MONO mix this album from Marc Bolan's early incarnation of T. Rex. Originally released in 1969 and produced by Tony Visconti, the third Tyrannosaurus Rex album Unicorn is probably regarded as the pinnacle of the duo's songwriting achievement, and featured firm fan favorites such as 'Iscariot', 'Cat Black (The Wizard's Hat)' and 'The Misty Coast of Albany'."

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...

Throughout the 80s and into the 90s, all Jimmy and Robert heard was "Is Led Zep reforming?"
When given the opportunity to perform for MTV's acoustic series "Unplugged", they decided to acknowledge their great 70s catalog but in an unexpected way. They brought in a orchestra, hurdy gurdy, mandolins, bodhran, and, most importantly, an ensemble of Egyptian musicians, in a brilliant move that strongly brought out the Arabic influences that were always in Page's compositions, but were hidden by the...

This is a limited edition, unbelievably high-quality, limited edition of 500, 180 gram, beautifully done, lp version of one of our Cuneiform releases which we licensed out to another label. And man, did they do a splendid job. I have to say that the 'tip-on' lp jacket, which is both embossed and lacquered on the embossed sections, is seriously the most beautiful lp printing job in, like, ever!. Hugely and hightly recommended, especially at this special price.

Upsilon Acrux is an instrumental....

"After reaching an international level of success with Demons and Wizards, Uriah Heep continued to build their fan base by knocking out another album of prog-like metal before the year's end. The end result, The Magician's Birthday, is not as...

Herbie Hancock-piano
Wayne Shorter-sax
Ron Carter-double bass
Tony Williams-drums
Freddie Hubbard-trumpet
V.S.O.P was Miles Davis' legendary 60s unit without Miles and with Freddie Hubbard filling in. Exactly what you would expect but also exactly as good as you would expect!

"With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according

Shortly after releasing World Record and doing a big tour, including their only show in the USA, Hugh Banton couldn't take any more of the life on the poverty road, and resigned. Thus begins mk. III of the band, whereby they drop "Generator" from their...

"The third studio release since VDGG came back from their 30 year slumber. This one is quite different, as it is a selection of experiments and improvisations.
As Peter says, "Most of the music on "ALT” was made while we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of our collective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisations recorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered sonic creations which often verge on Musique Concrete".
The fourteen pieces...

Now here's something exciting! The Trisector trio of Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and Peter Hammill performing an almost 2 hour concert with a great set-list in front of a tremendously enthusiastic crowd on April 14, 2007, all captured professionally...

"In June 2013, Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans took to the road in Europe to present a series of live concerts that featured a set list that excited devotees of Van Der Graaf Generator like no other for many years. The band had decided the time was right to present their epic classic piece "A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers" in its entirety on stage for the first time, along with Peter Hammill's equally epic "Flight". As the centrepieces of the band's live set, a series of wonderful concerts took...