Mini-LP sleeve CDs

"Eremite presents the first digital edition of Joshua Abrams' invaluable & out-of-print LP Natural Information (2010). Abrams' first record for Eremite is another fascinating entry in Abrams' discography of recordings that gather aesthetic input from....

"Eremite presents the first digital edition of Joshua Abrams' invaluable & out-of-print LP Represencing (2012). Represencing is the second installment of the Joshua Abrams sound world first introduced on Natural Information. Abrams again organizes...

Acqua Fragile only made 2 albums before they broke up when their singer Bernardo Lanzetti joined P.F.M. They never had too much success during their lifetime, but their albums have a nice sorta P.F.M-styled charm. This is their first album, & most...

The first release on CD by this somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit, consisting of Fender Rhodes, guitar, soprano sax, bass and drums. Comes in a nice gatefold mini lp sleeve. Originally released in 1976, this is excellent quality Italia...

The first release on CD by this somewhat obscure Italian progressive fusion outfit, consisting of Fender Rhodes, guitar, soprano sax, bass and drums. There is also a little bit of vocals on this one. It's surprising that...

Morgan Ågren is one of the great drummers of our time. Best known for his work with Mats/Morgan Band, he's also a fine composer and musical thinker.

Since the mid 2000s, one of his interests have been to combine the intense jazz/rock stylings...

This is a rare as hell, Japanese-only release, originally released in 1977 on the audiophile Three Blind Mice label and the only release that I know of this group. I have seen this album listed as by "Air" and "Yuji Imamura & Air", so we are listing it...

Alphataurus produced one of the great Italian one-shot releases of the early 70s encased in an amazing triple-fold sleeve. Amazingly here they are in 2010, performing all the material from that album plus material from their never-completed second...

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...

This excellent and excellently recorded live album mostly consists of high energy versions of tracks from Gravity and From Within. Their current sound consists of a mesmerizing hard rock sound with lots of dark mellotron and other keyboards; as on...

Classic French progressive/symphonic that I have long heard compared to Genesis, but which sounds quite original to me. Excellent stuff!

"Ange's...debut was released in 1972 as Caricatures two years after they formed. This was a very strong...

This was the last of their 1970's works. "Ange returned to the studio in 1978 as a changed line up again with the Decamps, Guichard and new members Claude Demet on guitar and Gerald Renard on bass. As a result, Guet Apens had a different feel, this tim...

"The second and the last album by Annexus Quam originally released in 1972 on the Ohr label. Sound engineer: Dieter Dierks. Reissue with elaborate miniature paper sleeve of the original LP (full color print, coated sleeve). 2008 digital remaster version,

A beautiful reissue of a minor classic of Italian symphonic rock.

"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...

This minor classic of Italian symphoic rock from the 1970s is out of print world-wide, except for this beautiful, deluxe issue!

"Apoteosi's very rare album contained relaxed symphonic rock with strong influences from early 18th century...

Just when you think that there is nothing worthwhile from the lp era that hasn't already been reissued on CD, comes a small and very pleasant surprise. This is the final album (of two) by a Quebecois progressive/fusion septet who somehow managed to...


The first album from the band that I consider to be possibly the finest Italian progressive rock band of the 1970's, & certainly a band in the top tier of all early 1970's progressive bands worldwide! Area combined jazz/rock/stolen ethnic music (mostly...

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve!
This was the 1st album by the successor band to Henry Cow, which was actually recorded AS a Henry Cow album but released as by Art Bears when some members of Cow didn't feel it was a "Cow" release.

With Dagmar Krause-vocals, Chris Cutler-drums, electronics & Fred Frith- guitars, keyboards, violin, etc. + all the rest of Henry Cow. Songs with powerful lyrics built upon experimental kernels.

"This grouping made one of the most powerful...

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve!
This was the 3rd and final album by the successor band to Henry Cow. I'm not really sure why (short playing length? the press had gone onto other things to champion? it wasn't released stateside, unlike the first two?) but this one slipped under the radar of a lot of folks, compared to their 1st two. It's a very bleak, but also a very solid work. And very clever and sly in its own way - who else would have the opening lyrics for "The Song Of Investment Capitol...

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve!
This was the 2nd and best known album by the successor band to Henry Cow, as it was released in the States by The Residents' Ralph label, in the early 80's and at the peak of their market influence at that time. With Dagmar Krause-vocals, Chris Cutler-drums, electronics & Fred Frith-guitars, keyboards, violin, etc. Songs with powerful lyrics built upon experimental kernels. This is many folks' favorite of their three.

"Winter Songs...offers an even...

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...

This is the second album by this Rock Progressivo Italiano outfit, originally released in 2008.

"The second album of this wonderful Italian progressive rock group holds yet stronger theme album architecture, and develops the elements from their debut album to more sophisticated directions. A fusion of European classical music, psychedelic heavy rock music of 60's/70's, traditional acoustic folk music and passionate singing in Italian tradition unite as outstanding recording. When comparing to...

This is the debut album by this Rock Progressivo Italiano outfit, originally released in 2004.

"Il Bacio della Medusa is an Italian prog band from Umbria that was formed in 2002 by Simone Cecchini (vocals, 6 & 12 acoustic guitar, mandolin, charango), Federico Caprai (bass) and Diego Petrini (drums, organ, keyboards, piano, vibraphone, percussion). In December 2003 Simone Brozzetti (guitar) and Eva Morelli (flute) joined the band and in 2004 they released their eponymous debut album....

"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...

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"Finally available again in the usual deluxe papersleeve edition and one bonus track, the debut CD of acclaimed keyboarder Luciano Basso. This is a highly appreciated instrumental effort, being cited by "The Billboard Guide to Progressive Music" as one of the best-ever examples of classically-influenced progressive rock, comparing it to the work of such renowned bands as Focus, Clearlight and even Pink Floyd. Voci is one of the few (and probably the...

This is one of three albums that Alan Holdsworth made with John Stevens in middle/late 1977. All three of these albums show a very different side to Alan - at least different from what he has presented on recordings, with a more 'jazz' and...

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...

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

"Early 50s material recorded by the late Clifford Brown -- issued here in a classic "memorial" package slightly after his death in 1956! And while Brown never recorded

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..

Back again ONE LAST TIME. 50% off the regular price, while they last! This really is it, I think for this one at this price....

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-ness going on for this to really be considered a jazz album. As Bill said when we were working and this was playing....

John Cale's 2nd solo album, from 1972, and his first of two classics on Reprise (Paris 1919 followed next year), this is a odd, completely NON-pop release with strong elements of 20th century classical music and organized sound. Quite radical for 1972,...

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...

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.

"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...

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...

Collegium Musicum were a long-lived Czech band, led by composer and keyboardist Marian Varga. They are probably most easily compared to ELP or Le Orme.

This one is my favorite by them. Recorded live, with Marian performing only on Hammond B3...

Cos were one of the most popular Belgian progressive bands of the early/mid 1970's. They had a very pleasant, breezy jazz/rock sound, somewhat informed by the Canterbury sound, but definitely not slavish to it. This was their second album, and possibly...

"Another new incredible project is born from the prolific Genoese progressive rock scene, from the minds of Stefano Agnini (La Coscienza di Zeno) and Fabio Zuffanti (Finisterre, La Maschera di Cera, Hostsonaten...), bound by a hidden passion for surrealist, gothic and horror vintage comic books. It is no coincidence that La Curva di Lesmo is named after a story written and drawn by the famous Guido Crepax in 1965, in which the character of Valentina appears for the first time, a symbol of women's...

Early German jazz and beyond supersession, recorded in 1967 for SABA, who eventually went bust and reappeared as MPS. Wolfgang Dauner-piano, prepared piano, Jean-Luc Ponty-violin, Gerd Dudek-tenor sax, clarinet, Eberhard Weber-cello, Jürgen Karg-bass...

Mini-lp sleeve reissue of this 1973 album, about which Scented Gardens of the Mind said, "If one masterpiece should be singled out as the jewel of Italian rock, my vote would go to De De Lind's one and only album..."

"This album is an excellent..

"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...