Mini-LP sleeve CDs

Alphataurus were one of the (many) great 'one and done' Italian symphonic rock band and one of the most fondly remembered; once you have seen it, who could forget the amazing triple-gatefold 'Dove of War' lp jacket and the equally amazing music....

"Packaged in a deluxe gatefold LP style Important jacket with printed inner sleeve. Anahita is Tara Burke (Fursaxa) and cellist Helena Espvall (Espers). Tara recently showed up on Important as part of the duo of Tau Emerald with Sharron Kraus...

"Apoteosi's very rare album contained relaxed symphonic rock with strong influences from early 18th century classical. Their music ranges from very quiet moments with acoustic guitar, string synthesizer, piano and flute to more powerful statements with bass, drums and electric guitar added in. Overall, there is a feeling of sophisticated beauty; if your taste is close to Renaissance, PFM & Genesis, this should appeal to you."-Scented Gardens Of The Mind

"Apoteosi were a very rare, if not the...


“The duo of saxophonist Larry Stabbins and percussionist Roy Ashbury was a mainstay of the London improvised music scene in the early 1970s. They recorded their lone LP, Fire Without Bricks, in 1976, and issued it in a tiny edition on the cooperatively run Bead label.
Stabbins has toggled between more pop-oriented projects like Working Week and Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra and adventurous free music in bands led by Peter Brötzmann and Tony Oxley.
Born in Wolverhampton and based initially.

"A French-Turkish band that recorded two albums in the late 70's then split. Their sound could be related to a mesh between Snow Goose period Camel, King Crimson type guitar pyrotechnics, and the very French sound of bands like Pulsar and Ange, with some slight jazz influences. Vocals are sung in English, and sung well. (Between Flesh and Divine) is absolutely essential.(It) is a classic of French symphonic rock."-Gibraltar Encyclopedia Of Progressive Rock

While it's pretty certain that Miles kick started the whole electric jazz-jazz/rock movement with In A Silent Way and Bitches Brew in 1969, there were other people working towards the same goals at aproximately the same time, some of them better known...

“"AnimAcusticA" is the second live album by Il Bacio della Medusa, a progressive rock band from Perugia, Umbria, considered one of the Italian prog leading bands of the recent decades. After the stylistic change impressed in the eclectic "Seme*", their last studio album released in 2018, one year later they decided to try an acoustic experiment: a successful move, as showed by this new release.
"AnimAcusticA" was recorded live on Saturday 19 October 2019; the event, organized by Trasimeno Prog, was...

This is the third album from this 70s-style Italian progressive rock band, who draw their main inspiration from early 70s style 'progressive hard rock' sounds, but also include some nice flute and sax passages to mix it up and keep it proggy. You can hear influences from Osanna, early Deep Purple, Nuova Idea and Jethro Tull, among others. This is hard-edged, but still filled with epic sounds.

“Working together since 1982, Cyro Baptista is one of Zorn's closest friends and collaborators. Banquet of the Spirits is his tight touring quartet of young lions and features Brian Marsella, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and Tim Keiper on keyboards, bass and drums. Here they follow up their acclaimed CD of the Book of Angels Caym with a Latin Jazz-tinged interpretation featuring the rising star Brian Marsella on piano and keyboards. Breathtakingly beautiful, this is one of the most seductive installments of...

"First CD reissue for the ultra-rare second work of acclaimed keyboarder Luciano Basso. As usual a great instrumental work, mostly unknown, underrated and of course very rare in its original form. Musically it is the usual and great blend of classical...

Another one-shot Italian band with a classic heavy keyboard-driven progressive disc. Their name translates as "Ticket To Hell"! Dual keyboards, guitar, vocals/flute, bass & drums. Some great interplay between the keyboards & the guitar. One of their tw...

Beautifully packaged in a mini-lp sleeve with a booklet and a number of color photos of the band that I had never seen before. That's the good news. The news that you were all expecting, I suppose, is that the sonics are strictly bootleg quality. It is...

"Biglietto Per L'Inferno returns to the scene of Prog (and more...) with a new CD, suggestively entitled “VIVI. LOTTA. PENSA.” (Live. Fight. Think.).

Once again the band’s effort focuses on the recovery of the old Biglietto’s tracks from the...

"A very obscure and one of the rarest albums from Italian rock music scene of the 70's. This album takes on ecology as its theme and sings of the evil of polluting the planet. Terrific basic progressive music housed in a creative gimmick sleeve with...

A group that combines avant-progressive with symphonic rock with classical music performed on 'real' instruments. The lineup is flute, clarinet, 2 saxes, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, drums, mallet percussion...

Peter Brötzmann, tenor saxophone
Fred van Hove, piano
Han Bennink, drums, percussion
"Recorded at the height of their powers as the leading free jazz trio in Europe, 1971 includes some of the hottest and heaviest music ever made by Brötzmann, starting with an inflammatory, incandescent 26-minute live track recorded at the New Jazz Meeting auf Burg Altena. Only available on a nearly-impossible-to-find LP sampler issued at the time by the festival, this marks "Just for Altena"'s first...

Not only was this 'one and done' Italian band's only recording, recorded in 1972 quite good, but it gained the additional allure/intrigue of not being released until it came out in the early 90s for the very first time!

"Finally available again..

This is a pretty great, very, very rare album from Italy. Using a lineup of acoustic piano, electric bass and drums, this has the sound of a jazz trio playing progressive rock. The music swings at points but there's too much 'trickery' and stop/start...

Remastered, 2005 edition in mini-lp sleeve. "Another excellent Italian one-shot...However, this album surely ranks in the upper echelon of the Italian heavy progressive albums, closest stylistically to perhaps Alphataurus or Semiramis. Campo Di Marte's album is filled with monstrous fuzzed-out guitar riffs, but also has a definite classically influenced side, as for every heavy moment there are also generally pleasant passages with piano,, flute and horn. The melodies are, as usual for Italian bands...

Rüdiger Carl, tenor saxophone Günter Christmann, trombone Detlef Schönenberg, drums

Tracks 1-6 originally released on FMP (FMP 0060, 1973). All other tracks previously unreleased.
Recorded for the German FMP label in 1972, this is one of the landmark recordings of free jazz in Europe, a mind-blowing studio session featuring Carl on tenor saxophone, Günter Christmann on trombone, and the astonishing Detlef Schonenberg on drums. Volatile and precise, anticipating much of the future sound of.

Philip Catherine - guitar
Marc Moulin - electric piano
Giggs Whigham - trombone
Freddy Deronde - bass, flute
Freddy Rothier - drums

This is the very first album by the great Belgian guitarist Philip Catherine that no one has seen or owns, but which you can now! And without paying $500 to do so!
Originally released by Warner Music France in 1972, not only is this a legit release, but the original 8 track tapes have been were remixed in 2016 with the oversight of Philip! So t

"Anyone who has ever had to do with the new generation of Italian prog must have at least heard of Stefano Agnini, in particular for his militancy in La Coscienza di Zeno and his participation to La Curva di Lesmo project, along with his well-known mate Fabio Zuffanti. Today, for the first time, the Genoese composer faces the challenge of a solo record, under a total and unconditional artistic freedom.
Agnini is here accompanied by a number of excellent guest musicians: Stefano Lupo Galifi...

"This is a reissue of Eugene Chadbourne's album, first released as a cassette on No Prestige Records in 1988.
Dateline: Christmas Day, 1977, San Francisco. On an ailing quarter-track tape deck, in a marathon session, Eugene Chadbourne recorded a series of slide guitar solos playing compositions by the likes of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman, along with a few standards and originals.
Although the recording quality was imperfect, the playing was absolute...

One of the greatest, most damaged albums ever. In any genre or category. Period. The only album that sounds like this one is this one.

"One of the absolute essentials of Chadbourne's oeuvre, what he described as "free improvised country & western bebop," featuring his frantic, skewed interpretations of classic songs such as Merle Haggard's "Swingin' Doors," Roger Miller's "The Last Word in Lonesome is Me," and Willie Nelson's "Mr. Record Man," There'll Be No Tears Tonight was recorded in Spring...

77' minutes of previously unreleased, LONG tracks in great sound from Don Cherry's important Swedish period, recorded in 1968 and 1971! This is where he really began to explore music beyond jazz, fusing it with folk and beyond music...

In 1994, a few years before the resurgence of interest in all things Krautrock and kling-klang, this album was released in the USA on a tiny label. It marked the beginning of Moebius and Roedelius working together again after a number of years off...

Founded in Genoa in 2007, CDZ released their very well regarded, self-titled first album in 2011 and have continued to return every few years with a new album.
This is their fourth release and the band are certainly in the forefront of modern bands performing Rock Progressivo Italiano.

"’A Better Life’ marks the awaited return of the Genoese band ‘The Consciousness of Zero’.
This opus represents a further step forward in the band 's evolution and, first of all, shows a better and wider.

"In its short life, London's Café Oto has played host to more than its share of memorable gigs by such improvisers as John Tchicai, Marshall Allen and Evan Parker, but surely none more remarkable than the December 2009 meeting of the veteran American...

"Delirium came from Genova, from a previous beat band called I Sagittari, and formed in 1970, releasing their first single a year later. Canto di Osanna, presented at first Viareggio pop festival was a successful single and gave the band an immediate...

"After their first album, Dolce Acqua, from 1971 and their memorable TV presence at Sanremo music festival given around mid-1972, Ivano Fossati suddenly had to leave Delirium for his military service, later to pursue a solo career that's still...

This is a new copy, however the sleeve has some dents and creases.

This is a new copy, however the sleeve has some dents and creases. An amazing, newly lowered price on perfect copies of the Japanese mini-lp sleeve version of this classic fusion album, which is sadly completely and utterly out of print in every part of the world.

All good things must come to an end, and...

Beautiful, mini-lp sleeve remaster of this classic Mexican psychedelic release.

"Also known as "Lost in My World": the "must have" debut album (1971) from psychedelic guru Armando Nava and his band, recorded after their failed trip to NYC did...

There are a lot of good titles in this batch of MPS reissues, but if you are keeping track, for me, this was the ONE. George was a straight-forward young jazzer who recorded for the Pacific Jazz label. His albums for them were perfectly decent and very...

“Following the publication, in just five years, of three records that have consecrated Ellesmere among the leading names in modern symphonic prog, the band led by multi-instrumentalist Roberto Vitelli knocks again on the door of progressive rock fans with a live double album recorded in 2019.
At the time "Wyrd", Ellesmere's third studio album, had not yet been released, and in fact "Livesmere" almost entirely gives live versions of the group’s first two discs, "Les Châteaux de la Loire" and...

ERA is the duo of Akihisa Tsuboy of KBB and Pochakaite Malko (electric and acoustic violin) and Natsuki Kido of Korekyojinn and Bondage Fruit. The music is playful and intense by turns (although intense in a mostly acoustic way).

“The Genoese band Eris Pluvia contributed in 1991, with the debut album "Rings of Earthly Light", to the rebirth of the Italian progressive rock scene; a record to be counted without much hesitation among the classics of that era, which unfortunately did not have any follow-up until the recent "Third Eye Light" in 2010.
"Different Earths" comes then six years after its predecessor, renewing its formula and giving us a band still inspired, that prefers, to the display of instrumental technique typical..

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album!



To be fair, we must mention that these copies have a VERY MINOR cut on the side.

"The Song Book" was Booker Ervin's answer to the "Ballads" album

"Founded in Perugia in 1975, L’Estate di San Martino is a band who, as many others in the Italian prog scene, only recently had the opportunity to release some records and play live with a certain regularity. The group is now celebrating their 40th...

2005 release by this good, modern, symphonic rock band, which comes in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve with a nice booklet of lyrics and illustrations. "In ancient times, the word finisterre evoked curiousity ventured beyond known boundaries. By choosing it...

"Finisterre, one of Fabio Zuffanti's many projects, were founded in the now distant 1994, debuting the following year with a self-titled album that immediately pushed the band at the peak of the reborn Italian prog scene of the '90s. It was the beginning of a beautiful story that lasted about ten years, marked by four wonderful releases that still don't suffer today from the inevitable passing of time. And from that beginning, 25 long years have already passed: reformed for Zuffanti's Z-Fest event in...

2005 mini-lp sleeve reissue of this 1972 album. The 2nd album by the same four musicians who also released albums under the names Flea On The Honey and Etna. "...a classic album for guitar lovers, which showcased some really excellent musicianship. The...

"Hailed by fans and critics as a symphonic gem, the project of keyboard player and vocalist Angelo Santo Lombardi has taken the world of Italian prog by storm, adding influences of Italian prog giants as Banco, PFM and Orme with the keyboard wizardry...

Out of print now world-wide , but we found a couple of copies of this Japanese, mini-lp sleeve version in a warehouse and it's here until they are truly gone forever!

An early 80's release by this keyboardist who rightly made a name for himself playing with Magma, Heldon & Weidorje! This crosses the sound of Magma & Heldon.

Players include Richard Pinhas, David Rose, Bernard Paganotti, Christian Vander, Didier Batard, Jean-Pierre Fouquey & more!

"Drummer from Calabria, Roberto Genco recorded and privately released his only album, Beyond the life (Oltre la vita) in 1977. With an excellent technical and recording quality, considering it's a private production, the LP is in the jazz-rock style...

"The measure of an artist's worth is his entire oeuvre, not simply a specific moment in time, a particular group or a single release. Still, while keyboardist Stu Goldberg never made the name for himself that he should have as a member of John...

"First CD compilation of recent seven-inch and twelve-inch records by the enigmatic Wendy Gondeln, mixing electronic music, sawed violin, and Martian intelligence into a thoroughly spicy and utterly confounding goulash. Featured collaborations include Tim Berrescheim, Norbert Möslang, JB Slik, Wolfgang Voigt, and Michael Wertmüller. Projections also includes some of the art installation projects for Albert Oehlen works of recent vintage, such as "Alarm," composed by Wertmüller, well known among other...

"Sometimes plenty can happen in three years; sometimes plenty can happen in a matter of days. When Jan Hammer recorded Maliny Maliny at a club in Munich on August 30, 1968, the keyboardist had no idea that, in three short years he'd be at the...

We have exactly three copies available of this extremely limited edition, OFFICIALLY LICENSED, SHM-CD, which is packaged in a lovely mini-lp sleeve with obi!