Mega Blowout Sale

NOTE: These are new copies, but they are not sealed and there is a sticker on the front of the 'paper wallet' holder, and there may be a small amount of bending with the paper wallet.

"The Decemberists belatedly embraced their indie pop sensibilities (or at very least their fondness for R.E.M.) on 2011's The King Is Dead, and were rewarded with a number one chart placing and the group's greatest commercial success to date, leading some to wonder if Colin Meloy and his bandmates were going...

Decibel were a legendary Mexican chamber/rock group with improvisational leanings who are probably best known for their very fine contribution to the excellent Recommended Records Sampler double album. This has a concert recording from Mexico City, May...

Begun as an Italian jazz rock band in the '70s featuring Fiorenzo Michele Bonansone (keyboards, cello, vocals), Marco Di Castri (guitar, sax), Furio Di Castri (bass) and Enrico Grosso (drums), Dedalus released two albums in 1973 and 1974.

In 2003 Bonansone decided to revive the spirit of Dedalus. Assisted by two classical musicians and a drummer with a thing for funky and African rhythms, he released "Nomos Apache Alpha" as the Bonansone Dedalus Group.

Although "Premio Darwin" declared..

One of the very greatest progressive hard rock bands (yes, progressive; just listen to Jon Lord's organ work!) of the early 70s! This is really where it all begins for them, imo.

"Led Zeppelin's fourth album, Black Sabbath's Paranoid, and Deep Purple's Machine Head have stood the test of time as the Holy Trinity of English hard rock and heavy metal, serving as the fundamental blueprints followed by virtually every heavy rock &...

One of the very greatest progressive hard rock bands (yes, progressive; just listen to Jon Lord's organ work!) of the early 70s, captured at their peak, live in Japan in 1972. Yes, this is where "Smoke On The Water" comes from, but honestly, it's one...

"Previously unheard material recorded on a quarter track tape machine at Alex Campbell’s home on August 5th 1967, captured just one month after Sandy recorded All Our Own Work. Unknown to exist for decades until a cassette turned up recently, Strawbs’...

Nicely done remaster with four bonus tracks.

"With Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, Sandy Denny expands on the more polished moments that her previous work, Sandy (1972), had suggested. The tone throughout most of the record is melancholy and personal, with gentle piano, rich strings, and barely a trace of her British folk roots. "Solo," one of her best songs, opens the album with a sense of apprehension and yearning, while cuts such as the beautifully vivid title track, the longing "At the End of...

"Rendezvous is Sandy Denny's last album, and although it's somewhat uneven in quality, I think it's fitting that this should be her last. The mood is stately, solemn and the sadness she can voice so well has a darker hue than usual.

On side one, the best tracks are the jazzy "Gold Dust" and the beautiful "One way donkey ride". Side two is the strongest side I think, starting off with the gorgeous "I'm a dreamer", followed by the masterpiece on this album, which is "All our days". I would have...

Nicely done remaster with four bonus tracks.

"Following the breakup of the short-lived Fotheringay, Sandy Denny returned with her first post-Fairport solo album, The North Star Grassman and the Ravens. Produced with ex-bandmate Richard Thompson and longtime engineer John Wood, who would go on to produce the bulk of Thompson's work with Linda Thompson, the record consists of eight evocative Denny originals, along with the traditional "Blackwaterside" and a pair of borrowed rockers. There's a...

"Paul Desmond's sessions away from the Dave Brubeck Quartet were always something special, and this greatly expanded reissue edition of Desmond Blue is no exception. By far the most interesting album that the alto saxophonist ever did with an orchestra...

"Now listeners can enter the heart of the Paul Desmond/Jim Hall sessions, a great quartet date with Gene Cherico manning the bass (Gene Wright deputizes on the title track) and MJQ drummer Connie Kay displaying other sides of his personality. Everyone...

Coming out of Akron, Ohio in 1977 with two huge-selling underground singles (Jocko Homo and Satisfaction), Devo quickly signed with Virgin and released their initial full length, which is was produced by Brian Eno and did a good job of capturing their ...

"Guitarist Al di Meola's second record as a leader is generally an explosive affair, although it does have a fair amount of variety. With Jan Hammer or Barry Miles on keyboards, electric bassist Anthony Jackson, drummer Lenny White (Steve Gadd takes...

"One of the guitar heroes of fusion, Al di Meola was just 22-years-old at the time of his debut as a leader but already a veteran of Chick Corea's Return to Forever. The complex pieces (which include the three-part "Suite-Golden Dawn," an acoustic duet...

"Talk about ambitious. This two-LP set finds guitarist Al di Meola performing with his quintet of the time (featuring keyboardist Philippe Saisse), with studio musicians, solo, in a reunion with pianist Chick Corea, singing a love song, and welcoming...

"Following up the superb Elegant Gypsy was no mean feat, but Al di Meola gave it his best shot with the similarly styled Casino, released in 1978. Featuring a core band of Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson, and Barry Miles (whom di Meola came up with before...

Lurking behind a rather goofy illustration of three dorky looking guys, one of whom sports a seriously deep moustache, is an extremely good album of jazz/jazz-rock from Brazil. The band is: Felix Wagner-piano, alto clarinet, vibes, percussion, flute...

Good (not great) radio broadcast sound.

"One of the most eclectic bands to emerge from the American South, the Dixie Dregs devised diverse instrumentals combining rock, jazz, bluegrass, country, and more. This release showcases the band's undisputed virtuosity.

Featuring remastered sound, this double CD contains the entire KWFM broadcast of the Dixie Dregs' 1978 performance at Lee Furr's studios in Tucson, Arizona."

Here’s something a little different and also very good and interesting: Endtroducing.... was possibly the first album ever released comprised solely of samples Shadow found by visiting record stores and buying old vinyl, which is reflected on the cover art.
He put it together using a very minimal amount of equipment (partially due to the fact that the technology wasn’t as advanced as now and partially due to choice) and went for a very moody, low-key sound.
On its own merits, it’s a good work and.

"Tod Dockstader and David Lee Myers are two pioneers of electronic music, but from very different epochs. Dockstader started working with optical sound in the 1950s, later working with vast Telefunken tape recorders that became so hot they had to be left overnight to cool down. His electronic soundscapes (Lunar Park and Apocalypse among them) are now being rediscovered and given the respect they deserve. Pond is his first new album-length piece since 1967.
David Lee Myers, on the other hand, made...

This is a solo album from the leader of Passport, which was released in 1983. Unlike Passport, it's a all keyboard / synthesizer album which fits right in with what Tangering Dream was doing at this time and can easily be compared to White Eagle! So, a surprise, but a very nice surprise!

"A rockin' and jumpin' overview of Fats' first half-a-dozen years as a recording star. It concentrates on the uptempo (and particularly the rarely compiled instrumental) side of Fats' early repertoire before his international success with the...

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 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...

Elder Kindred formed in 1970 and were a band until 1973, but despite playing support to well known groups like Renaissance and Man, never had anything released during their lifetime.
This archival release came out 25 years after the two sessions here, from 1971 and 1973 and finds the group very much in the style of UK proto-prog of the period, with influences from Cressida and Barclay James Harvest.

"The information and story that is included with the album is wonderful and informative...

John King, Amin Ali, Abe Speller, Bernie Worrell

Electromagnets were a long-lived Texas fusion group who only managed to release one lp in their lifetime. This was originally released on a tiny label in 1975, and was a real rarity until its reissue here. The band is a quartet of keyboards, bass, drums and guitar (by the well known Eric Johnson, which is why this album was so sought-after in the first place!).
For the most part, this is a really good, mostly instrumental fusion album, with obvious nods to The Mahavishnu Orchestra, but performed...

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....

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...

The one and only album by the 1st English band named England, this is a raw, bluesy power trio / hard rock band. Originally released in 1975, until this reissue, this was an extremely rare album.

"Consistently good, progressive influenced, mid-70's hard rock featuring decent songwriting, gravelly voiced vocals, tasty guitar, and some sax. Fold-out cover card contains a repro of their manger's promo letter to the BBC, and not much else. Not bad at all!"-rateyourmusic

"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...

The fourth and final of Eno's 'rock quartet', this one was from 1977. The band includes Paul Rudolph-bass, Phil Collins-drums, Percy Jones-fretless bass, Jaki Liebezeit-drums, Fred Frith-guitar, Cluster and more.

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...