Mega Blowout Sale

"On December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London’s O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band’s signature blues-infused...

This is the 2014 remastered / expanded edition of Zep's iconically iconic second album, done by Jimmy Page.

"With the 2014 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, & Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of..

"Although Dave Liebman had recorded a few unaccompanied saxophone records before, The Distance Runner was his first live CD in that format. Switching between soprano, tenor, and wooden flute, Liebman is mostly heard in a thoughtful and lyrical mood...

"While listening to saxophonist Dave Liebman's 2006 release, Back on the Corner, it's pretty darn hard not to think of Miles Davis' groundbreaking early-'70s fusion period. And there are obvious reasons for this: firstly, Liebman actually played with Davis at one point (appearing on Davis' 1973 release, On the Corner), another Davis sideman plays throughout the album (guitarist Mike Stern), and lastly, two of the compositions were penned by Davis himself. Joining Liebman and Stern is renowned sessionman...

Stoned, shoe-gazey, pop-stoner-space rock sounds! Good shit, just like what they were smoking when they made this!

"Midwesterners often feel obligated to apologize for/complain about their landscape. Chicago’s Light Pollution does not. The contrasting feelings of wonderment and isolation evoked by the frozen Midwestern plains deeply pervade their sound.
23-year-old songwriter James Cicero grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, the son of Italian and Spanish Catholics. His grandfather was a...

“I’d say this is definitely World class music from New Zealand”-Gilles Peterson, BBC 1, UK.

This is a really superb debut album by a New Zealand guitarist and composer, featuring the best of Australia's jazz musicians. The players...

It has been my great pleasure to have known and to have been friends with keyboardist, composer and general musical mover & shaker Erik Lindgren for nearly 30 years.
He is a great person and also a really fascinating musician who combines great love for some very disparate musical genres into a unique end result. This is a great and fascinating listen; I doubt that most will love everything, but there is plenty here for basically ANYONE. Which is what makes this release (and Erik) so great!...

Erik Lindgren is a founding member of Birdsongs of the Mesozoic and he is also one of the word's experts on garage and garage/punk rock of the 1960s. On this album, he manages to combine his love of classical music, garage rock and whatever you want to...

Suddenly there are a good number of really great spacerock bands out there and Litmus is absolutely one of the best of them. This is the second album by this UK spacerock band heavily influenced by Hawkwind's classic early/mid 70s albums. This thing...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother...

This 40 year old radio broadcast has the band at the early peak of their power as a live outfit and in good sound. Here's what you get:
1. Apolitical Blues 3.50
2. Got No Shadow 6.38
3. Willin' 3.42
4. On Your Way Down 6.28...

"After several years of building a cult following, Little Feat finally broke into the US Top Forty in the mid-1970s with Feats Don't Fail Me Now and The Last Record Album.
This October 31, 1975 double CD features the band broadcast on local rock station WBCN-FM. It features performances of songs from all of the first five Little Feat albums, including most of the material from The Last Record Album.
Led by guitarist Lowell George, it's a showcase for the act that Jimmy Page cited as his favorite.

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mothers...

This is the Rockpalast TV broadcast from 1977, recorded just before the shows that soon after became Little Feat's great "Waiting For Columbus" live album.

This is the only full length concert footage of Little Feat that includes their leader...

Let me tell you something; in the early to mid 70s, in Washington, DC, there was no band that more people didn't agree was one of the unheralded greats than Little Feat! Founded by guitarist/singer/composer Lowell George upon his exit from the Mother of Invention. Did any other band combine such songwriting smarts with boogie? I don't think so!
This was the last album released by the band during Lowell George's lifetime. I don't think it's their best, but it's a very good album.

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax, Rhodes
with guest vocals by John Greaves (!), Malik

Here's what I know, and it isn't much. Julien Lourau is a saxist and bandleader in France who gained a lot of attention in the 90s by mixing up electro-music with jazz.
This is an electric, eclectic jazz release on the long gone and missed Label Bleu.
The lineup is:
Eric Lohrer-guitar
Bojan Zulfikarpasic-Fender Rhodes, CX3 synth
Vincent Artaud-double bass
Daniel Garcia-Bruno-drums
Julien Lourau-tenor & soprano sax

This one is all instrumental and includes some n

Classic 1967, dark psychedelic/folk-rock classic from this Los Angeles band. This was their third album, and the last before the original band imploded in a nasty haze of drug troubles and paranoia, and is generally acknowledged to be their crowning ac...

"Guitarist Alex Machacek, drummer Jeff Sipe and bassist Neal Fountain performed three nights of music during the last weekend of June 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It got better every night. This recording is from the final performance. Beautiful...

While they last, this is $6.00 off the regular price!

High quality, legitimate, made from master tapes, vinyl-only reissue of this weirdo classic of San Francisco psychedelia that was a big influence on Roger Trigaux. Typically normal 1968 psych...

Madlove is a one-shot band led by Trevor Dunn. As it sez here, "Trevor Dunn, co-founder, composer and bass player for a multitude of bands including Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, partner to modern day madmen John Zorn and Mike Patton is set to release his...

First-ever reissue on CD, this is the band's second and best album and it include 3 bonus tracks as well!

"This band from Bergamo was formed around 1970, and had a long life that lasted until 1978. Their name means dawn in Spanish. The group derived from some 60's beat bands like I Condor, that included bass player Alessandro Zanelli and keyboardist Franco Orlandini (from Mat 65 and who later worked with Equipe 84 and Claudio Rocchi), and later changed name to Le Lunghe Storie, and along them...

I discovered Magic Malik about 15 years ago when he and his group played at the French Embassy. He's an amazing flute player and he and his group performed an interesting and unique 'rehearsal intensive' jazz/rock thing. He's little known in the USA but a real talent. This, what is apparently his 3rd album, is on the fabulous and sadly extinct Label Bleu imprint and features the following:
Malik Mezzadri-flute
Denis Guivarch'h-alto sax (also of Forgas Band Phenomena!)
Or Solomon-piano...

"The first recording of the second Mahavishnu Orchestra was a real stretch for John McLaughlin, an encounter with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra. The union wasn't taken seriously at the time, and it ended up harming the...

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the last of the three and my favorite of their albums. Recorded live in Central Park, NYC on August 5th, 1973, it makes it into the pantheon if only for the incredible, 20' long "Dream". Good..

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

This is the 2000, 20-bit remastered edition of this classic fusion album. What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the middle of the three and my favorite of the two studio works. And this version of it sounds amazingly good....

This isn't new for us, but this is an essential , essential classic from ground zero of electric jazz into rock. This is $5.00 and if you don't own it, you absolutely need this.

This is the 1998, 20-bit remastered edition of this classic fusion album. And this version of it sounds amazingly good. What can I say? The Mahavishnu Orchestra's 1st 3 albums represent to me all that was good and holy about fusion's heyday. This was the first of the three, and introduced the monster lineup of John...

"As the second album to document the second Mahavishnu Orchestra, this one isn't as, well, apocalyptic as its predecessor, yet it does focus more intently on the band itself. Jean-Luc Ponty's curling electric violin lines help give this Mahavishnu...

The Mahavishnu Project was founded by monster drummer Gregg Bendian, a long time fan of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, in order to keep the music alive and from becoming just a fossilized period piece. This he has done, even earning the seal of approval from John McLaughlin himself, and being hired by Sony Legacy to oversee the Mahavishnu Orchestra catalog itself (sadly, nothing ever actually came of this association, through no fault of Gregg's, but general lawyer-isms).

With Pete McCann-guitar...

Colorful music from a Canadian quartet from Winnipeg that fuse elements of noise and brutal prog with a big helping of Canterbury-style jazz rock. It shouldn't work, but it does. Good stuff and definitely recommended, with each album sounding different, I think; their show at Orion earlier this year was a smoker! This is their 5th and most recent, released in 2008, just before the tour I saw. As they say somewhere, "recommended if you like Stereolab, Tortoise, Soft Machine"....

"Mainhorse would probably be a footnote in rock history and still be residing in the section of record collectors shops were it not for the inclusion of Swiss Keyboard player Patrick Moraz. Mainhorse signed originally to Polydor Records in 1970 and...

Here's what I know about this, and it isn't that much. Maman are a French 'trip-hop' band and this is basically electronica circa 2005 (electronic oriented music with beats).

John Greaves collaborated with them on this, their one and only album, contributing all vocals.

If you want to hear a familiar voice coming at you in a very unfamiliar way and if you like electronica, this is actually a very good album.
Bass – Thierry Negro
Cello – Vincent Courtois (tracks: 5)...

"Recorded in Seattle in November 1994, the album featured a line-up of Micky Jones (Guitars, Vocals), Deke Leonard (Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals), Martin Ace (Bass, Vocals) and John Weathers (Drums, Guitar, Vocals) and was a fine album, with some of the best material to grace a MAN album in later years. The excellent title track set the scene for a wonderful record that was produced by long time Man fan Ron Sanchez. Newly remastered edition of this classic 1995. Album by the legendary man band features two...

This Italian minor gem from 1976 - the 1st release on the Grog label - is quite scarse, rather unknown and has never been reissued before! The group was formed by ex-Garybaldi drummer Maurizio Cassinelli and the group was Franco Sandi (guitar, vocals), Marco Dondero (flute), Lucian Ottonello (guitar, vocals) Rino Loreto (bass) Maurizio Cassinelli (drums), but there are very high profile guests such as guitarist Bambi Fossati (Garybaldi), keyboardist Aldo De Scalzi (Picchio dal Pozzo), guitarist...

"Sought after on vinyl and commanding a heavy price if you can find it, the album is a real oddity. From the opening bars of 'Manhunter' with its filmic strings, pounding bongos and funky rhythm section, it sounds like a lost piece of Afro-beat-inspired disco, a souped-up version of 'Bongolia' with a scorching guitar rolling out around the two-minute mark. Tags on the internet mention all genres and the sleeve suggests some level of authenticity, but the sound is unique, it's not from some long lost...

This is the second release by this Italian classic-style progressive rock band. The influences of the greats, especially Genesis, hang heavily here; not hugely original, but, man, they do it well! Interestingly, Bernardo Lanzetti, the former vocalist f...

"Digitally remastered edition of this 1999 album from the British Progressive Rock band. Marillion.com was one of first of their internet-based promotions as the band used the web to ask for fans to send them passport pictures of themselves and 732 of these were then used to make up the artwork for the album. Five of the album's nine songs were mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree/No Man/etc.)."

"Being a long time fan of marillion, I was most impressed with the varied directions that the band...

Limited two CD edition containing the British prog band's 1998 album in both its original version and a new and improved mix.

"This new mix really does this fantastic album justice, and it should hopefully convince the naysayers that this is, in fact, one of Marillion's best albums. There are keyboard, guitar, and bass parts that were just lost or buried before; Steve Hogarth's vocals have a presence that just wasn't there before. And just for posterity, the original mix is *included* here too...

Prog? Punk? Who knows and who cares. Let's let the blowhards on the online boards fight that one out. The Mars Volta's first full album is a very exciting, very unique and *very* well played mixture of punk, progressive rock, Led Zeppelin and much much more. It's a strange and pretty bleak concept album with expansive music. The best hard rock album, if indeed this is what this is, of 2003.

Prog? Punk? Who knows and who cares. Let's let the blowhards on the online boards fight that one out. The Mars Volta's second full album is an exciting, very unique and *very* well played mixture of punk, progressive rock, Led Zeppelin and much much...

Wynton is a truly great musician and, sadly, sort of a loudmouth, who has used his fame and influence to denigrate great music that isn't to his taste. This is a beautiful album and it's enjoyable as a great album but even more than the music itself...

Some of you picked up Rhys' first album, which was a really strong singer/songwriter album with heavy progressive touches. This is his second and falls much more heavily into the progressive rock category, but it keeps its distinctive sound. Lots...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and device-laden acoustic guitar and distinctive and wonderful vocals. There are times when the echo-plex drenched acoustic mixes with his vocals in an almost over-powering way. This is from 1971 and includes Danny Thompson, Tony Reeves, Roger Powell, Richard...

A late-period classic and one of the last of his truly great ones.

"Following a short layoff, John Martyn returned with his 12th record (including two with wife Beverley and a best-of collection), Grace & Danger. The album, which finds Martyn fronting a tight quartet featuring Phil Collins on drums and backing vocals, paints a stark, painful portrait of Martyn and Beverley's crumbling marriage. Close friend and Island Records president Chris Blackwell reportedly found the songs so personal and...

"These are the complete sessions that John Martyn recorded for two BBC disc jockeys between 1973 and 1978, and though a few have seen release elsewhere before, the majority are new to CD and a welcome addition to the Martyn canon. There's plenty of electric improvisation here, including "Devil Got My Woman" (really "I'd Rather Be the Devil") and "Inside" (better known as "Inside Out"), which get extensive workouts, and there's a 1978 take on "Small Hours" that ends the disc on a lovely, aching note. In...

Disc 1 is the very well known (and very, very great) album John made with backing by Danny Thompson (double bass) and John Stevens (yes, the famous free-jazz/free-music drummer), recorded 2/75 and which he self-released himself in a limited edition shortly after!
Interestingly enough, even though there is a deluxe edition of this album on Island, it turns out that the original album was NOT all taken from the Leeds concert and this version is the only version currently available of the original...

"Solid Air (whose title track was written for John Martyn's friend, songwriter Nick Drake) is one of the defining moments in British folk, in the same league as Fairport Convention's Liege & Lief, Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights, and Michael Chapman's Rainmaker. Martyn stepped out of his comfort zone to record and produce it, including not only jazz and blues but rock and plenty of sound effects, and featuring Rhodes piano on some of its tracks, dismaying some fans while winning a ton...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...

2005 remaster, with bonus tracks, research by Mark Powell and packaging by Phil Smee! John Martyn started his career as a fairly straight-forward folkie, but he very rapidly began to incorporate jazz influences and much more along with his acoustic and...