Mega Blowout Sale

"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...

"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...

"Recorded in 1970, this features eight tracks of highly original material, full of “all out” improvised solos—some people call this their finest album. By this point, Traffic Sound had a strong, mature sound, unique in its mixture of psychedelic rock with Andean and Latin music. The hit songs ‘Chicama Way’ and ‘Tibet’s Suzettes’ (the album is often referred to under this name) revealed the group’s inner thoughts and the atmosphere that surrounded Peruvian youths in the early seventies. From the powerful...

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...

Long unavailable!

Other than his (much) better known tenure with Gong, Daevid Allen's been involved with UoE for the longest period of time. This band rocks HARD; while it's definitely Daevid, there's little of the lightness or whimsy of his other work, although there's definitely some commentary on the world. Vocals, dual guitars, bass and drums.

"Soft Machine and Gong innovator Daevid Allen's 3rd University of Errors CD delivers on the promise of the first two. Beat poet turned...

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...

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...

"Edgard Varese, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy; the most influential musicans of the 20th century, each were composers of genius; innovators of daring and courage, whose work also had a great deal of influence in musical genres outside of the....

"A collection of 62 classic radio spots promoting the sales of everything from etiquette advice from Mitch Ryder (minus the Detroit Wheels) to Hormel Weiners to a Troggs beer commercial. Acid flashbacks without the acid."
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Circus
Jefferson Airplane - White Levis Jefferson Airplane
Psychedelic Ad - Lee Jeans commercial
Psychedelic Ad - The Living Eye
Psychedelic Ad - The Hippie Revolt
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Cola Commercial...

"For some reason these great GotTs psych comps are not well known or reviewed. they may be the best ever in the realm of Pebbles, Boulders, Rubble etc., as these focus on the harder and more tripped out edge of the realm. The music on here is well...

This is a fabulous compilation of swing jazz and big and small band blues & boogie, from 1936-1945, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is nearly 80' of historic and fabulous sounds!

"Nearly 80 minutes of vintage music recorded between 1935 and 1945 and featuring some of the great names of jazz, blues and boogie woogie. The quality of the sound is generally good, given...

IF you are attuned to it, there is a huge wealth of great, American 'roots' music from all cultures that took place and was recorded before the 2nd world war.
Don't worry about genre distinctions; I think of this stuff as 'genuine old timey music' and find a lot of listen to and enjoy regardless of genre categorization; it's mostly rural and it's all very, very genuine.

Disc: 1
1. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith & her Jazz Hounds
2. Rambler Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson ...

Proto spiritual jazz, kozmigroov and some suprises that don’t fit in those boxes from this fine label that was, in some ways, the successor to Impulse.

“Flying Dutchman, the brainchild of the famous writer/producer Bob Thiele, was one of the most innovative jazz labels to emerge in the late sixties/early seventies. The roster was wide and varied, but had a common theme: quality. The music had an edge to it that was complemented by the well-designed gatefold sleeves with comprehensive notes. The...

This has a lot of interesting music, but is probably most of interest to Waysiders for nearly 20' of the great collaboration between Tom Waits at his most 'out', The Kronos Quartet and Greg Cohen, as well as 8' of Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso.

"This once in a lifetime event gathered musicians from wildly different backgrounds in a benefit for Richard Gere's Healing The Divide Foundation. Recorded live at Lincoln Center in NY, this CD features transcendental performances from Tibet's Gyuto...

The roots of 'Brit-jazz' are right here. Conditionally recommended!

"First released in May 1961 as a (slightly premature) 10th Anniversary celebration of the famous Soho jazz venue. Founded in 1952, the Flamingo in Wardour Street played host to..

The soundtrack to one of the greatest jazz feature films ever made. Filmed over the four days of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. This CD reissue features 16 inspired and very musically diverse performances, especially for a ‘jazz festival’ programmed in 1958, which makes it all the more of a wonderful time capsule 60 years later! And Anita! And her hat!

1. Train and the River - The Jimmy Giuffre Trio
2. Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
3. Loose Walk - Sonny Stitt
4. Sweet Georgia Brown...

"This wonderful, boxed set sampler of the cream of the BYG/Actuel catalogue 1969-1971 is a must have purchase if you have any memories of the sixties when any man in a grey flannel suit MUST be a suspect complicit in some government policy intent on enslaving ordinary workers, bombing some faraway country or colluding in a corrupt Wall Street trade.

Hence, Don Cherry adorning the cover of this release in propeller beanie, welder's goggles and leather windcheater had an impeccable image as...

"2011 collection, a companion album to the book Journey To A Plugged In State Of Mind, an introduction to 100 years of Electronic Music. This release traces the early experiments in sound of Herbert Eimert, Bruno Maderna, Karel Goeyvaert and Pierre...

Great collection of wonderful progressive folk and folk rock from the late 60s and early 70s from the Island label. If you don't know this scene, this is a fabulous way to check out a bunch of great bands at a stupid-low price.

"When visionary...

"A diverse roster of recording artists - spanning half a century between the oldest and youngest - have contributed contemporary interpretations of traditional English songs to a new album released as a companion piece to The Folk Handbook: Working With Songs From The English Tradition.
This album compiles 17 songs from the book in performances all but one of which have been recorded in recent years; many have been recorded specially for this album and thus are unavailable elsewhere."...

1 –Emma Myldenberger Ala Dalona 6:06
2 –Joy Unlimited Question 4:30
3 –P₂O₅ Hangman 4:20
4 –Faithful Breath Back On My Hill 5:38
5 –Out Of Focus Where Is Your Home Town 8:56
6 –Aqua (9) Bolero 5:24
7 –Sun (13) Neulich In Spanien 4:51
8 –Gravestone Summer 79 10:27
9 –Pancake (3) Arctic Ocean 9:26

1 –Joy Unlimited Bacchanal 4:21
2 –Os Mundi Waber Waber 6:43
3 –Gurnemanz To His Love 4:51
4 –Embryo (3) Ouverture Marimbasaz 7:09
5 –Emtidi Flutepiece 7:20
6 –Ibliss Athir 9:03
7 –Necronomicon The Donkey 6:48
8 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Serenade Central 7:40
9 –Action Hell Track 12:12