Mega Blowout Sale

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.

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...

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...

John King, Amin Ali, Abe Speller, Bernie Worrell

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...

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...

A mid 70s classic - and I mean classic; if you don't already own it, you have no excuse now!

Eno's brilliant 3rd solo album, from 1975. Many great instrumental and vocal pieces, all of which are justifiably classics. For me, this is definitely his single greatest work. Players include Percy Jones-fretless bass, John Cale- viola, Robert Fripp-guitars, Phil Collins-drums and Eno himself, among others. This influenced everyone one of your favorite arty rock albums for the next 5 years at a minimum!..

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...

One of a number of classic albums that pianist/composer Harold Budd made with the collaboration of Brian Eno on the EG label. This has Budd's beautiful, watery piano sound with various treatments and atmospherics. Icily lovely.

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...

"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.

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 first album.

"By far the most rock-oriented of Fairport Convention's early albums, this debut was recorded before Sandy Denny joined the band (Judy Dyble handles the female vocals). Unjustly overlooked by listeners who consider the band's pre-Denny output insignificant, this is a fine folk-rock effort that takes far more inspiration from West..

2001 remaster with two bonus tracks of the fifth Fairport album.

"Fairport Convention is a group that has always beaten the odds that's why a version of the band is working in the 21st century. By the time of this, the group's fifth album, key members Ashley Hutchings and Sandy Denny had exited the lineup, yet the group continued here without skipping a beat, for the first time without a female singer and it turned out not to make a major difference. Richard Thompson and Dave Swarbrick took...

A remastered edition of the original album which includes 8 additional tracks (total: 20 tracks). This is by the original line up of Fairport (Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Ian Matthews, Ashley Hutchings, Simon Nicol Martin Lamble + Ric Grech (violin on 2 tracks) and Dave Swarbrick & Dave Mattacks (violin/drums on 2 tracks). Recorded on John Peel's Top Gear in 1968/69, this is the band at their most psychedelic, sounding like a mutant folky take on 1967/68 era West Coast US psych bands like the early...

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...

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