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These 3 lengthy improvisations are wonderfully paced, characterised by an authoritative sense of purpose & direction. Doneda continues to extend the sonic capabilities of the soprano saxophone &...confirms his position as one of the most important & ex...

"The Doors returned to crunching, straightforward hard rock on Morrison Hotel, an album that, despite yielding no major hit singles, returned them to critical favor with hip listeners. An increasingly bluesy flavor began to color the songwriting and arrangements, especially on the party'n'booze anthem "Roadhouse Blues." Airy mysticism was still present on "Waiting for the Sun," "Queen of the Highway," and "Indian Summer"; "Ship of Fools" and "Land Ho!" struck effective balances between the hard rock...

"This Doors' album was probably one of their most ambitious when it was released in 1969. It features horns and strings, straying from the usual formula but delivering the classic hit "Touch Me.""

"The Doors' 1967 albums had raised expectations so high that their third effort was greeted as a major disappointment. With a few exceptions, the material was much mellower, and while this yielded some fine melodic ballad rock in "Love Street," "Wintertime Love," "Summer's Almost Gone," and "Yes, the River Knows," there was no denying that the songwriting was not as impressive as it had been on the first two records. On the other hand, there were first-rate tunes such as the spooky...

Previously unreleased album from this Irish Folk/Rock group produced by Joe Boyd. Originally recorded in 1969 and 1970, Halcyon Days contains ten archive tracks (mostly produced by Boyd) which were recently discovered in the Island vaults. As bonus...

Dreamtime is the band of the great British trombonist Nick Evans, who is heard from too little since the 70's. This was recorded in 1986, so it is chronologically their 2nd album, although it remained unreleased until 2004. A shame, as it's a good qual...

One of the great modern psychedelic / progressive bands out of Sweden return after a long wait for another fine release!

"Allas Sak. Those two Swedish words translate loosely into English as “everyone’s thing” or maybe “anyone’s thing.” They not only provide the title for Dungen’s latest collection of sophisticated psychedelic rock, but explains how the band works creatively and collaboratively.

It’s been five years since the last Dungen album, 2010’s Skit I Allt, which is by far the...

This is Dungen's sixth studio album and I seem to be repeating myself with each release, but this is probably their best work yet - and they don't have any stinkers, either! It is really a fine, modern progressive album that is very proggy, but also...

This is a high-quality pirate edition of this never-reissued, very obscure Krautrock rarity.

"From 1971. Incredible Kraut/funk meeting of U.S. expatriate and the cream of the German rock scene: Achim Reichel, Conny Plank, Wolfgang 'Zabba'...

Earth and Fire were an early 70's Dutch progressive band. This 1973 album was their 3rd release, and is generally agreed by all to be their best, along with their second. The band featured vocalist Jerney Kaagman, who has a clear, soaring voice...

Earth and Fire were an early 70's Dutch progressive band. This 1971 album was their 2nd release, and is generally agreed by all to be their best. The band featured vocalist Jerney Kaagman, who has a clear, soaring voice similar in overall sound to Anni...

Originally released a full decade ago (my, time flies whether or not you are having fun!) and out of print for a number of years, the band reprinted it, adding a new, 10' track which should entice you into hopefully being interested in the fact that...

A fine, 1960 session from a fine Los Angeles tenor man who was also one of the earlier West Coast boppers who never received his due. This session lay unreleased for 35 years! And it’s a minor classic of hard bop, larger ensemble writing!

“The liner notes written by Kirk Silsbee tell a tale easily as intriguing as the fine music on this CD. Producer Lester Koenig asked Teddy Edwards to assemble a large ensemble of lesser known jazz musicians from Los Angeles to record originals and new...

Led by keyboardist Rick Van Der Linden (grand piano and organ) who later founded Trace, Ekseption were one of the earliest classical rock bands. This album is filled with 'rocked up' versions of lots of Bach and Beethovan, plus Tchaikowsky, Khatchaturi...

John King, Amin Ali, Abe Speller, Bernie Worrell

This is another long-awaited debut on CD of an late-period original-era fusion classic, which was originally released 38 years ago in 1974 (and which was the album the band was touring when I saw them twice: Once opening for the Bill Connors-era Return To Forever and once as headliners over the Allan Holdsworth-era Soft Machine(!!). The group is: Larry Coryell - guitar, Mike Mandel - keyboards, Michael Lawrence - flugelhorn, trumpet, John Lee - bass, Alphonse Mouzon - drums. Some really wild keyboard....

This is a issue of Don Ellis' first album, recorded in 1960 and originally released on Candid during their short life, as How Time Passes.

"Trumpeter Don Ellis' initial recording as a leader (and first of four small group dates from the 1960...

The next to last studio album in the initial burst of activity from this truly seminal classical rock trio, this was always their best sounding album and presents Eddie Offord's best-ever work sonically.

This is their fourth album and came out...

After touring the world constantly and releasing 6 albums in something like 4 years, ELP were one of the very biggest bands in the world and took a break.

When they came back with this album 3 years later, in 1977, the world was a very...

Second, final and best album by this folk/psych duo who used male and female vocals, acoustic guitars, pianos, organs, mellotron, bass, synths, percussion and more.

"Being in Berlin at the time, they soon caught the attention of of the enthusiastic Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser who signed them up for his 'new German folk music label" Pilz. The album Saat was a truly progressive folk masterpiece, with the beautiful 'English' vocals of Dolly Homes and occasionally the contrastingly Teutonic voice of Maik...

Originally released in 1987, this presents the strange meeting between two French musicians (Guigou Chenevier-drums & Guy Sapin-guitars) & two Dutch musicians (Raymund Van Santen-reeds/synths & the amazingly twisted vocalist Han Buhrs). Tres over the...

"If you're like me, you probably listen to any number of musical genres ranging from funk to classical, jazz to folk, rock to techno, and everything and anything in between. Listening to music, along with brushing my teeth or bathing or eating, is one...

Low key but still excellent collection of music that was used in films. With appearances by: Phil Collins, Robert Fripp, Bill MacCormick, Percy Jones, Fred Frith, Dave Mattacks, John Cale, and many others.

Eno's classic 2nd solo album, from 1974, recorded right after leaving Roxy Music. This has a core band of Eno-electronics, snake guitar, keyboards, vocals, Phil Manzanera-guitars, Brian Turrington-bass, Freddie Smith-drums & Robert Wyatt-percussion & vocals. More great songs here.

Great price on this early 80s classic; if you don't already own it, you have no excuse now!

Extremely influential 1979-1980 collaboration between Brian Eno and the leader of the Talking Heads (along with some guest musicians) and a lot of 'found vocalists' mostly taken from broadcasts by radio talk show hosts and evangelists. In pre-sampling days, it was a really radical idea...times have certainly changed! I remember when I worked at a record store there were people coming in every week to ask...

I haven't heard Equilibrio Vital until now, but I know that Tributo a Marcos Chacon" is the fifth album by this Venezuelan band and their first release on Musea Records...

"With a six-inch pompadour, brocaded shirts, rhinestone shades, and a rhythmic, belligerent style of piano playing, Esquerita was the original Little Richard, years before Mr. Penniman tutti-frutti'd his way to stardom.

Working around the...

"If you enjoy the music of bands like Mr. Bungle, Farmers Market, Charming Hostess, and other great fusion bands along those lines, then you'll definitely want to buy this album." - Unearthed.com.

Not sure how this cool, wacky band ended up on The End, which is basically a metal label, but this is really good and features some great violin playing and a lot of Eastern European influences along with crunchy metallic guitars and much more!!

"On the new album Estradasphere brings together...

A very cool, odd, unique and unclassifiable band. This has over two hours of live concert footage and a production documentary. The entire running time is 160 minutes...

"During his lifetime, Kimio Eto was considered to be Japan's foremost master of the koto, the ancient 13-string instrument of his native land. He, like so many, was attracted to the koto by both its beautiful tonal qualities and remarkable versatility. In his youth, Eto studied the koto under the great master Michio Miyagi with his first composition for the instrument, Omoide, being published at just seventeen years. Eto would prove to be a prolific composer and a musician of both feeling and...

This is quite late in Gil's career, as he died less than four months after this show! This has Gil leading the 16 piece Laurent Cugny Light Orchestra on November 4, 1987 at the Theatre de la Ville in Paris as well as band rehearsals.

"New York City's long-reigning experimental electronics collective Excepter went through a period of great transition following their massive 2010 double album Presidence. Member Clare Amory died of cancer in 2011 and other members of the band relocated shortly afterwards. Familiar, the first work from the band after regrouping, finds the collective still incredibly strange, but moving their free-form electronics and Kraut/early-industrial-inspired sound closer to the realm of pop music. Opening track...

This is a little bit low-key, which might make it a little hard to immediately appreciate, but listen to it with your full attention and this will definitely charm. This band is a sextet of two guitars, accordion/piano, double bass, drums and...

Fantastic sounding, remastered, bonus-track laden, large booklet with rare photos designed by the great Phil Smee-studded, remastered version of Fairport's fourth album.

"For their fourth album, Fairport Convention released what is regarded by many as not only the best record in their history but also one of the seminal English folk-rock albums of all time. This was also the album that marked the transformation of the group from, essentially, a rock band that utilized folk music (in tandem with...

This is a recording of one of the greatest line-ups of this great band, recorded live, nearly a decade after they had last played together, and the concert that started their annual Cropedy Festival event.
Performing here are Dave Swarbrick, Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Bruce Rowland with guest appearances by Judy Dyble & Ralph McTell!

"This is really a great find. The Full House lineup reunites, plus Rowlands (presumably on additional percussion~ Mattacks is on ...

Fantastic sounding, remastered, bonus-track laden, large booklet with rare photos designed by the great Phil Smee-studded, remastered version of Fairport's third album.

"Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny shine throughout this record, which is considered by some to be their Fairport peak together. The second album by a tragically short-lived Fairport Convention lineup. It seems top-heavy with Dylan tunes, three of them included, but they're done with such verve and freshness that they seem....

Fantastic sounding, remastered, bonus-track laden, large booklet with rare photos designed by the great Phil Smee-studded, remastered version of Fairport's second album, and their first with Sandy Denny.

"Sandy Denny's haunting, ethereal vocals gave Fairport a big boost on her debut with the group. A more folk-based album than their initial effort, What We Did on Our Holidays was divided between original material and a few well-chosen covers. This contains several of their greatest moments...

Showing its age a little bit, but this is overall a very listenable radio broadcast from 42 years ago!

"Live archive release from the British folk legends. From 1974 with the classic line up of Sandy Denny, Dave Pegg, Dave Mattacks, Jerry Donahue, Dave Swarbrick, and Trevor Lucas.
Recorded at the famous Long Island club My Father's Place. Sandy Denny had rejoined the band for this tour and the material was a mixture of solo material and songs associated with the band. The recording has a...

Note: New, sealed copy. Has very slightly dinged upper right corner. It's not too bad, just not perfect, so we knocked $10 dollars off.

First-ever vinyl reissue. This is a deluxe re-release from the master tape, in a hand-numbered edtion of 1000.
In the 40-page, lp-sized insert there is the usual Garden Of Delights detailed band history in German and English, a detailed discography, as well as plenty of cover and label reproductions, many poster repros, and photographs of the artists...

2014 edition, "remastered from original tapes by Peter J Reynolds in 2012". Included is a big booklet with some nice clippings from back in the day and an essay, as well as the single "In My Own Time / Seasons".

How to explain Family's 5th album (1971) 30 years later? Take a idiosyncratic vocalist, who, like Peter Hammill or Don Van Vliet you either grow to love or hate (Roger Chapman) combine his talents with a standard guitar-led rock format, but add a multi-instrumentalist who plays vibes....

François is, of course, best known for being in Magma for their 1st two albums and then forming Zao, one of the earlier and better French jazz/rock bands. This 1999 release was the firest of two by the band 'Faton' whom he named after himself(!)
The group is
Acoustic Bass – Thierry Colson
Drums – Olivier Bonny
Percussion – Charly Doll
Piano – Faton Cahen
Violin – Nicolas Krassik

"Another Time, Another Place isn't as immediately thrilling as Ferry's solo debut, but still is a great listen. The same core band that backed Ferry up on the earlier record stays more or less in place here. If, like Roxy over the years, this collection is a touch less frenetic at points in comparison to Ferry's earlier solo stab, the opening blast through "The 'In' Crowd" doesn't show it. Porter's guitar rips along as intensely as Phil Manzanera's can, and the whole thing makes Dobie Gray's original...

Simultaneously with Roxy Music, Mr Roxy Music released a number of solo albums.
For my money,some of them were pretty decent (if you are a big fan of Bryan) and some of them were quite good.
This one, his fifth, and written and recorded when his wife ran off with Mick Jagger, is possibly the best of all of them; heartbreak can do that to you!

Bobby Few-piano and vocals, Raymond Dumbe-bass and Noel McGhie-drums. Bobby's a great pianist, but he seems to want to be a cabaret singer on this album. "Jazz pianist Bobby Few was raised in a neighborhood in the Shaker Heights section of Cleveland, O...

"Composed as the soundtrack to director John Grierson's landmark 1929 documentary film Drifters, Field Music's fifth effort, 2015's Music for Drifters, is the group's first all-instrumental album.
A silent film, Drifters documents the difficult, often treacherous lives of a group of North Sea herring fisherman. Fittingly, David and Peter Brewis, the brothers who make up Field Music, grew up in Sunderland, a city located on England's east coast in close proximity to the North Sea.
While Field...

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...

The troupe's third release and their first to be based around a single, unifying theme. Very funny, smart and even a bit touching.

"By fusing the high-concept comic vision of Stan Freberg with the expansive studio experimentation of the...

Firesign's second album and a classic of comedy/not comedy and of their work, including the first appearance of Nick Danger!

"Featuring better production than the debut album, Two Places at Once is a much tighter affair, with much happening...

Firesign's fourth album and a classic of comedy/not comedy. And at a fantastic price. Learn all the lines like I did in High School and dazzle/bore your friends! This picks up exactly where "Don't Crush" left off, with the familiar sound of...

Their debut album, from 1968.

"By fusing the high-concept comic vision of Stan Freberg with the expansive studio experimentation of the Beatles, the Firesign Theatre singlehandedly dragged the comedy album into the psychedelic era...