Mega Blowout Sale

Roberto Cacciapaglia made two amazingly great, space / minimal albums in the late 70s / early 80s.

This is his latest, released in 2014, which is still systems music, but it is more 'romantic' sounding and performed on solo piano ala some of Phillip Glass' piano works.

It's good. It isn't fabulous (at least not for this old minimalist), but we have a tiny number of copies at a relatively very low price for fans and completists.

"Issued for the XLV Biennale di Venezia with support from The Institute For Contemporary Art, New York, Mudima Fondazione per l'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. All John Cage excerpts are from John Cage's "Silence and One Year from Monday," recorded at 222 Bowery in New York City, December 1968 and March 1969, courtesy of Giorno Poetry Systems. Featuring David Byrne, Debbie Harry, Arto Lindsay, Ars Hell and Mutt, John Zorn: Naked City, Chris Stein, Amy Denio, David Weinstein and Shelly Hirsch...

John Cale's first solo album.

"John Cale had the strongest avant-garde credentials of anyone in the Velvet Underground, but he was also the Velvet whose solo career was the least strongly defined by his work with the band, and his first solo...

Great to see this long unavailable underground rock/new music classic available again, after a long period of unavailability. When I was in High School and first bombarding myself with the 'secrets' of weirdo music, this 1970 recording brought together...

2004 studio album which is produced by Tony Levin. Tony is just the producer this time around, and doesn't actually perform on the CD, so this album just concentrates on the trio and their work. And, of course, the band always has one or two covers of well known pieces and this time it is the "Riders" medley: Ghost Riders In The Sky turning into Riders On The Storm! This also includes a video, that is watchable on your computer.

"The California Guitar Trio is all about precision...

"Cab Calloway was a gloriously outsized manifestation of all that was frantic in the first full flowering of prohibition-era jazz. Dressed with all the flash of a brand new Cadillac, leading a crack band who could swing and sway with both abandon and...

Superb, newly remastered edition of this classic progressive album that features liner notes by Mark Powell, bonus tracks and excellent remastering. Basically these records have been given the same excellent job that Decca gave to the Caravan catalog b...

"CVB's self-titled third album generally differs little from II & III, continuing the blend of wistfully weird lyrics, any number of musical touches from all over the map and good-time vibes. The opening "Good Guys & Bad Guys" proves that much, with reggae, folk, country and more stewed together as Lowery plaintively sings about lawyers and the people in Russia and the like. From there on in it's another collection of generally short and generally fun ditties, but with a few more tweaks here and there...

Fifth great album by this world-class, progressive, technical metal, math-rock instrumental quintet. Using guitars, multi-keyboards, bass and drums, their sound is somewhere between Behold...The Arctopus, The Fucking Champs, Gordian Knot and 1980s King...

A few of you bought this band's great 2nd album, Sublimation. Now they have returned for their 3rd and best yet on Sensory. Unbelievably, intensely great instrumental technical metal trio from South Carolina. Just guitar/bass/drums playing with terrifi...

This is a repackaging of disc two - one of the discs of great stuff from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile (and quite good sounding for 50 year old unreleased recordings) if you don't!

1 Electricity (1968 Live) 3: 42
2 Sure Nuff N Yes I Do (1968 Live) 2:57
recorded live at MIDEM Pop Festival, Cannes beach, France.

3 Rollin N Tumblin (1968 Live) 11:08
4 Electricity (1968 Live) 3:54

The final Beefheart album from 1982 from a version of the band who never performed a concert and which has a more stripped down sound (just 2 guitars, bass and drums).
Not my favorite of his works, but still fairly indispensable, when you are speaking of one of the most significant musicians of the latter half of the 20th century!
Includes one track not on the original albums and a nice essay by fan and expert Mike Barnes.

While they last, this is over 40% off the regular price!

This bootleg is simultaneously much more and much less than it appears to be.

First the good news: The opening 9 tracks are from the Avalon Ballroon, 1966. 4 of these tracks....

This is a nicely remastered reissue of the very first album by Captain Beefheart, which was originally released on Buddha in 1967. Also included are 7 bonus tracks from the unreleased second album from the Mirror Man sessions that were later re-recorded and used on Strictly Personal.

"With [Ry} Cooder supervising the music, the sessions proceeded more or less smoothly...Overall the music is still blues-based and almost commercial, but several of the cuts point to future directions, especially...

This is a nicely remastered reissue of the second album by Captain Beefheart to be recorded, in 1967, but which was not released until at least 5-6 years later, with misleading dates and information (no, it was not recorded at a band rehearsal one night in 1965, thank you very much!). Also included are 5 tracks from the unreleased second album from the Mirror Man sessions that were later re-recorded and used on Strictly Personal. Hence the name change to The Mirror Man sessions, as this comes as close...

This is a bootleg repackaging of disc three and the audio portion of disc four from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile and utterly revelatory if you don't!
This is the Magic Band, sans Don, at the first sessions for Trout Mask, which were recorded at the Woodland Hills house they lived and practiced in, running through their repertoire which, along with a few other recordings, ended up as Trout Mask Replica...

This was the next to last Beefheart album and is an excellent late period one.
This is the version of the band that toured the heaviest - I saw them 12/2/80 on their final tour and they were excellent - and even appeared on Saturday Night Live in the late 70's! Some great stuff on this one.
Includes a nice essay by fan and expert Mike Barnes.

This is a bootleg repackaging of the first disc (the earliest material) from the now long out of print Grow Fins box set, so it's utterly worthless if you own that and really good and worthwhile and utterly revelatory if you don't!
1 Obeah Man (1965 Demo)
2 Just Got Back from the City (1966 Demo)
3 I'm Glad (1966 Demo)
4 Triple Combination (1966 Demo)
5 Here I Am Always I Am (Early 1966 Demo)
6 Here I Am Always I Am (Late 1966 Demo)
7 Somebody in My House (1966 Live)...

Yes, this is really only $7.00 now. While our limited supply lasts! Any and every Captain Beefheart fan should own this at this price. Period.

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Unbelievable ARCHIVAL TREASURE alert! This 30' long DVD contains every scrap of material that exists in the archives of Beat Club/Radio Bremen, from the Magic Band's April 12, 1972 performance, which resulted only in one song ever broadcast - no one ever saw the remaining 25' or even suspected that anything else existed!...

"This is the powerful film of the sold out London Astoria concert which marked the return of Jan Schelhaas to the Caravan lineup. With Jan back in the band, the band recalled the halycon days of Blind Dog At St. Dunstans and Better By Far."

WHILE THEY LAST, this is over 50% off the regular price!
This title has been remastered from the original master tapes. This is the band's previously very hard to find debut from 1968, featuring the classic lineup (Dave Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hasting, Richard Coughlin + Jimmy Hastings). It has their usual sound with a more psychedelic air. And fairly unbelievably dated sound effects as well! Includes both the stereo and mono versions of the album complete (some serious sonic differences, as...

Over 50% off the regular price!
2003 release by Caravan, who consisted of: Doug Boyle, Geoffrey Richardson, Jim Leverton, Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings and Jan Schelhaas, with guest shots by Dave Sinclair and Jimmy Hastings.
This is in keeping with Caravan's last few albums, which means it is more intelligent pop songs with some Canterbury/progressive leanings, as opposed to being a Canterbury/progressive album. Having said that, there are a few really great moments here...

Essential, sometimes hair-raising, old time Americana. Deep digging into the 'old weird Amerca' archives and some deep listening.

"These tracks were laid down in 1935 and 1940, mostly re-recordings of their first hits from 1927-34 with a different record company. So the trio had more confidence in their talents, but perhaps less spirit, as another reviewer noted. Recording quality is a tad better than the earlier stuff, as another reviewer mentioned. But if you only want one Carter CD for your...

"Cartwright continues to astound...altogether foot-stomping and gregariously festive...but then again, we wouldn't expect anything less (5/5 stars)!"-All About Jazz

This is the second solo release by composer/saxophonist George Cartwright, best known as the leader of Curlew.
The Memphis Years pays tribute to Cartwright's five-year involvement in Memphis' well known music scene, and features some of that city's best musicians.
Cartwright collaborates with noted lyricist Paul Haines...

"One of many bands from Naples, and strictly connected to Osanna, with Corrado Rustici being the younger brother of that group's guitarist Danilo. Not unlike Osanna they had a highly interesting fusion of progressive sounds with typical southern Italy and mediterranean rhythms.
A very good voice/instruments interplay is present throughout their majestic one and only album, Melos, released on Ricordi in 1973 with seven long tracks. Their sound is characterised by acoustic instruments such as flutes...

This is two great late 60s / early 70s from Don Cherry and associates, featuring some great photos and notes.
CD 1 is both parts of Mu, recorded as a duo by Don and Ed Blackwell (originally released as two separate albums on the BYG / Actuel series - in fact, the 1st part was Actuel 1 - but both here complete!).
These relatively early duos between Don moving from instrument to instrument as the piece progresses and Ed Blackwell on drums have a singular and strong charm. Superb and recommended!

"Eric Clapton's new millennium has largely been defined by collaborations with friends, beginning with a duet album with B.B. King following through with a Cream reunion and closing with tours with his former Blind Faith running mate, Steve Winwood.
Clapton and Winwood did three concerts together at Madison Square Garden in February 2008 and the results were fruitful enough to spawn this double-disc album -- along with its accompanying DVD set -- and a moderately scaled 2009 tour...

This 1976 abum typifies all that was good and bad about fusion music by the mid 1970s. Stanley's chops are beyond belief and there is some good performances here - really good. There's also some fairly poor musical choices in a couple of spots. But the...

This was the second solo album by the Return to Forever bassist, released in 1974 when RTF were in their prime/peak. It's an all-star cast of young, hot, fusion kids playing their socks off: Stanley, Tony Williams (drums), Jan Hammer (keyboards)...

This is a return to the heavy, great, fusion work that gave Stanley his name in the first place. MUCH better than anything else he has done under his own name for 30 years!

"It has been somewhat of a frustrating run for fans of uber-bassist Stanley Clarke's legendary, genre-defining '70s work. After establishing himself as the world's premier four-string jazz-rock maestro with his work in Return to Forever and solo albums such as School Days, Clarke altered his focus by churning out middling...

Classic 70s spacey/symphonic rock albums which features leader Cyrille Verdeux's keyboards. Here we get Didier Lockwood, Didier Malherbe, & more. This was their final release of the 70s.

Clive Palmer was only in the Incredible String Band for one album before departing, and to most rock and folk fans vanished off the radar screen after leaving the ISB. However, the guitarist-singer did surface in the early 1970s as the leader of C.O.B., an acronym for Clive's Original Band. On their first album, Spirit of Love (1971, CBS), the C.O.B. trio was completed by multi-instrumentalists and singers John Bidwell and Mick Bennett, with some other musicians (including Ralph McTell) lending a hand on...

"Having made landmark recordings with Miles Davis, formed pioneering fusion bands Dreams and Mahavishnu Orchestra, and made several fine solo albums, by 1978 Billy Cobham was firmly established as one of the world's leading jazz-rock drummers. This superb set was taped for radio broadcast by WXRT-FM at Park West, Chicago, Illinois, on March 4, 1978, and finds him supported by his recently formed Magic Band, consisting of Charles Singleton (sax, reeds, guitar), Ray Mouton (guitar), Alvin Batiste...

This includes over 25' of previously unreleased music; "October Ferry" and "Forest Path to the Spring".

"Day of the Dead: A suite based on Malcolm Lowry's writings is one of the most successful fusings of spoken word and jazz on disc. While...

Jon Hiseman-drums
Clem Clempson-guitar / vocals
Dick Heckstall-Smith-saxes
Dave Greenslade-keyboard / vibes
Chris Farlowe-vocals

This includes the complete reunion performance from 6/24/1994 + a very good documentary, "The Story Of Colosseum".

"Despite many requests from fans and promoters over the last 20 years, I never seriously considered reforming the original Colosseum. But the release of all the albums on CD in the early 90's was very successful and generated a lo

A iconic mid 60s John Coltrane album that deserves every singe gram of eminence it has gained in 55 years and counting. If you don't own it, this is a must. Period.

"One of the most important records ever made, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme was his pinnacle studio outing, that at once compiled all of the innovations from his past, spoke to the current of deep spirituality that liberated him from addictions to drugs and alcohol, and glimpsed at the future innovations of his final two and a half...

Fine compilation of his Atlantic work; I mean, he deserves a 5 CD box, but if you want to hear a good sampling of his 1959-1962 era work, this is a fine set....

"Arguably John Coltrane's finest all-around album, this recording has brilliant versions of "Afro Blue" and "I Want to Talk About You"; the second half of the latter features Coltrane on unaccompanied tenor tearing into the piece but never losing sight of the fact that it is a beautiful ballad. The remainder of this album ("Alabama," "The Promise," and "Your Lady") is almost at the same high level."-AllMusic

Late & great period 'Trane, recorded May 1966 and featuring Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison and Rashid Ali on two album length tracks.

"Now this was a daring project. By 1966, the once controversial November 1961 Village Vanguard sets, featuring a then-new Coltrane quartet along with Eric Dolphy, were Coltrane canon, a place of beginnings, a point where Coltrane transcended into his "new thing" and let the world know what kind of sounds he was working on (this is best heard in.....

"While I've owned all of John Coltrane's Atlantic and Impulse recordings for going on 15 years, it is only recently that I've sought to complete my collection of his various albums on the Prestige label, many of which have been recently remastered...

"This is the long o.o.p. complete concert at Stefaniensall, Graz, Austria, November 28, 1962. It features the "classic" quartet of Coltrane, Tyner, Garrison, and Jones playing well known favorites like "Bye Bye Blackbird", "The Inchworm", "Mr. P.C." (a nice version from the entire band), "I Want To Talk About You" (with some good Coltrane solos), "Impressions", and (with some lovely lyrical passages from Coltrane) "My Favorite Things". Also here are "Every Time We Say Goodbye", and the rarely heard...

"Bill Connors will always be best known for being the original guitarist with Chick Corea's Return to Forever, preceding Al DiMeola. After making one classic album (Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy), Connors left RtF and has had a lower profile ever since, spending some time exploring acoustic guitar.

On 2004's Return, Connors is back on electric guitar but playing post-bop jazz rather than fusion and with a tone closer to Kenny Burrell than to DiMeola. His nine originals sometimes have catchy grooves..

"As it ably says below, this is the real thing, friends.
Not only is this one of the greatest live soul albums ever released, it also reveals a rougher, rawer, and more immediate side to Sam Cooke that his singles only hinted at, good as they were. Working with a merged band that included guitarist Cliff White and drummer Albert "June" Gardner from Cooke's regular touring outfit and saxophonist King Curtis and his band, Cooke brings a gospel fervor to these whirlwind versions, which are fiery...

Incredible, atmospheric, fantastically beautiful, animated film. Highly recommended, but not for kids!

"A dark and creepy film about family relationships directed by Henry Selick of Nightmare Before Christmas and James and the Giant Peach fame, Coraline is based on the haunting book Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Coraline is a teenager who has just moved to an old house in the middle of nowhere with her writer parents and she is bored, bored, bored. Her only companions are an annoyingly talkative boy...

Duets for piano and banjo may not seem all that exciting, but when you are dealing with genre-breaking virtuoso musicians like Corea and Fleck, the instruments used by them are really rather irrelevant; what’s important is their huge imagination and abilities!

"The sophomore effort from the extraordinary drummer Sebastiaan Cornelissen featuring an all-star lineup - guitarists Alex Machacek, Mike Otram, Susan Weinert, Richard Hallebeek; keyboardists Gary Husband, Scott Kinsey, and Steve Hunt; and bassists...

This is two solo albums by the ex-Stranglers guitarist and singer, only one of which you will most likely care about! But what a crazy album it is.
‘Nosferatu’ dates from 1979 and was a completely unexpected collaboration with Captain Beefheart drummer Robert Williams. Also featured are the Mothersbaugh brothers from Devo and Ian Underwood from The Mothers Of Invention!
It’s a pretty weird & experimental album for its time, and in 1979, was about the coolest, artiest thing out there, and...

This is a really good collaboration from hugely talented folks who you would not expect to work together, but, actually, if you think about it, make total sense to work together.

"Musicians separated by age, style, and demographic, Elvis Costello and the Roots are nevertheless natural collaborators bound by wide taste, insatiable appetite, and fathomless record collections. This is particularly true of Roots drummer/de facto bandleader ?uestlove, the musical omnivore who is the band's most...

2008 solo album by the founder and leader of The Strawbs. This is a very good album of folk-rock that sounds an awful lot like the Strawbs.

Cherry Red is delighted to announce the first release for the rejuvenated Turpentine Records, the label founded by the late singer-songwriter/author/artist Kevin Coyne. Nobody Dies In Dreamland is a collection of songs recorded in 1972, prior to the...