Mini-LP sleeve CDs

Being a humongous fan of Gong in high school and discovering them just about the time that Daevid left and they imploded, my sorrow was great. But only a couple of years after they broke up they had the first (of what would be many, many) reunions, but this one was special as it featured the entirety of the 'classic' line up of the band that recorded Angel's Egg and You, which were keystone records of my listening at that time.
Being a twerp kid and this being before the instantaneous internet told...

This is where the seeds of Gongzilla were sown, as the band features: Bon Loazaga-guitar, Hansford Rowe-bass, François Causse-percussion and Pierre Moerlin on drums, with Mike Oldfield and Didier Malherbe also appearing in guest roles!
“By the late 1970s percussionist Pierre Moerlen had taken over the leadership of Gong and had steered the band away from psychedelic space rock and took the band into a jazz rock direction, one in which the band excelled. After recording several albums with...

I never heard the Groundhogs back in their early 70s heyday, so it was with great pleasure that I recently got to hear these remastered versions of their classics and I have to report back that I wish that I had heard them then! Led by guitarist/singer...

"This band with a strange name and an unusual line-up is still less-known to many italian prog experts, yet their only album is surprisingly good and has very interesting moments. The weakest point is the singer's voice, squeaky and monotonous and with...

Great to see this classic/ basic repertoire progressive rock title available again; I believe that this lovely mini-lp sleeve version is the only way it is currently in print!
A British group originally influenced by Renaissance & English trad folk music, they moved from a unique krumhorn/bassoon filled folk/prog blend firmly into the progressive rock camp while still retaining elements of their earlier sound on this one.
I think that Red Queen is probably their greatest work; a unique combination..

"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!

Staffan Harde, guitar
Lars Sjösten, piano (3, 5, 6)
Lars-Urban Helje, bass (2, 3, 5), percussion (6)
Bengt Berger, drums, percussion (3, 6)

"Based on the tiny Swedish fishing island of Smogen, guitarist Staffan Harde created a wholly unique and wondrous approach to his instrument, documented assiduously on hand-made reel-to-reel tapes and this lone LP from 1972, which features Harde solo and with small groups. His accomplices included pianist Lars Sjösten, bassist Lars-Urban Helje...

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

"From the opening tour de force reading of Coleman Hawkins' "Bean and the Boys" to the closing performance of Charlie Parker's "Dexterity," Magnificent brilliantly illu

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

"Pianist Barry Harris' second recording as a leader (he led a set for Argo in 1958) finds him at the age of 30 playing in the same boppish style he would have...

Old folks like me will remember this electric blues/rock/psychedelic album in the lp bins. Recorded live at the Berlin Jazz Festival in November, 1971, at the same festival where the Brotherhood of Breath were playing the performance that became....

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

"The first of pianist Hampton Hawes' long string of Contemporary recordings (which, as with most of his output for that label, has been reissued on CD by Original...

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

"The third of three Hampton Hawes trio dates with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chuck Thompson (all reissued on CD) is on the same high level as his first two...

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

"Hampton Hawes recorded many superb trio sets in the 1950s, including three with bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Chuck Thompson. This straight-ahead set (reissued...

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

Allez Teia, originally released in 1975, was Heldon's second album. It is rightly...

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

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

This is a reissue of the sixth album by this quintessential progressive French...

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

Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of...

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

This is a reissue of the seventh and final album by this quintessential progressive...

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

Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of...

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", all the comrades will squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

This was Cow's final studio album for Virgin, & is considered by many folks to be their greatest achievement, with Dagmar fully integrated into the band.

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", all the girls will squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

Their great first album, this features very strong playing & compositions coupled with a "lightness" of sound unlike any of their other albums; the closest Cow ever got to sounding like Hatfield & The North!

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! "It's so cute", all the girls will squeal! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box.

Their 2nd album featured the addition of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon/oboe, giving them sort of a proto-Univers Zero sound (Cow were first). One side of composed music and one side of (mostly) improvised music with studio work. There was a period in my life when this was one of my most listened to albums!

Packaged in a beautiful mini-lp sleeve! Expanded with bonus tracks taken from the Henry Cow box & elsewhere.

The final Henry Cow album, & along with their first, this is my favorite of their many great works. This stuff is the ultimate in humanly impossible to play works, but there they are playing it!

One side of Tim Hodgkinson's composerly insanity (no wonder he gave up composed music for the improvised life! How does one top this?) and one side of Lindsay Cooper's fine works. Fred....

So great to see this little-known but quite excellent 'one and done' Dutch band, who were somewhere between progressive rock and jazz/rock, get a 'deluxe and delightful', tip-on mini-lp sleeve, carefully remastered from the master tapes, first-ever CD...

"Terumasa Hino is the legendary Japanese trumpeter who has given us countless amazing sessions since the late 60s. His work in the 70s channeled the spirit of electric Miles Davis. This live album from 1973 isn’t plugged in but its searing with white...

Fabio Zuffanti is one of the most creative and also most busy of the younger Italian musicians who is creating new music with a foot in 'classic style progressive rock'. I thought that this was really astonishingly good; for whatever reason, it doesn't...

This offshoot of Finisterre features composer/leader Fabio Zuffanti plus current and former members of Finisterre, as well as other musicians to create this airy and beautiful progressive work. Musicians perform on flute, violin, piano, 12 string guitar..

"Finally the first and final part of the SEASONSCYCLE SUITE, the four seasons Hostsonaten project, namely "Summereve", dedicated to Summer. This is the beginning of it all - the birth - and here all the main melodies of the cycle are introduced...

The latest Hostsonaten release; Hostsonaten is headed by Fabio Zuffanti, who is responsible for so many good, Italian prog releases: La Maschera di Cera, L'Ombra Della Sera, Finisterre, projects under his own name, and Hostsonaten!

"The idea of..

This is the fourth album by the group led by Maschera di Cera and Finisterre leader Fabio Zuffanti and the third of four albums celebrating the four seasons of the year. As you might expect from an album celebrating winter, the music has a bit of a...

"38 years since the release of Maxophone’s "Al mancato compleanno di una farfalla" ("At a missed birthday of a butterfly"), the 'butterfly' is back with a 20 minutes prog suite in "HUMANA PROG - Fiori Frutti Farfalle", an album completely written...

Mini-lp sleeve reissue of the first album, from 1974, of this hard rock influenced Italian off-shoot of New Trolls.

"The Japanese jazz scene is finally getting the attention it deserves. Long written off as just a scene filled with copycats of American and European artists, jazz fans around the world are now discovering that there was some amazing music being...

This is a rare as hell, Japanese-only release, originally released in 1975 on the audiophile Three Blind Mice label.

This features piano and electric keyboards, guitar (by Kazumi Watanabe), bass, drums, and percussion. There are four tracks...

Indian Summer released one, quite collectable on RCA's progressive subsidiary, Neon, in 1971. It is typical of 1971 English proto-prog, featuring lots of Hammond and a somewhat bluesy rock singer. It's in the same general vein as Spring and Cressida and also, to my ears most strongly, although they never heard each other, the 1971 version of Kansas who had their demos released by us as "Proto-Kaw"! They were very good and very under known.
35 years later, Record Collector Magazine assembled this...

The 3rd & final album by this UK fusion outfit, led by guitarist Gary Boyle. This also features Zoe Kronberger & Frank Roberts- keyboards, Dan Brown-bass & Nigel Morris-drums. Hugh Hopper was no longer in the band, but one of his leftover tunes & perfo...

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

"This recording is too short but that doesn't mar the fact that this is a true gem! Milt plays brilliantly with all of his heart and he swings like hell on all of the t

Mini-lp sleeve reissue, newly and nicely remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc. The original release of this 1971 album was quite a poor transfer, so this is worth a purchase if you like this album. Unlike their better known releases on...

Mini-lp sleeve reissue, newly and nicely remastered from the original master tapes by Eroc. The original release of this 1971 album was quite a poor transfer, so this is worth a purchase if you like this album. "Jade Warrior was (and is) an enigmatic a...

I have long prided myself in the bargains we find for our customers. One of my early bosses in the record store biz used to proudly point at the (really good) selection he had of cheapie discs and say, "I have the best 'Record Hell' selection anywhere!"
Well, he DID, but WE DO NOW!
But even with what we've always got, this is a particularly fantastic buy of the latest release by a particularly fantastic band, and you really should pick this up. Period.

I don't want to say you shouldn't..

Mini-lp sleeve reissue of the second album by this Italian progressive band. "DNA (1972) revealed that their sound had matured surprisingly quickly, moving in a totally idiosyncratic direction. Actually, it's difficult to pigeonhole this music...it com...

"...multi-instrumentalists Toby Driver and Mia Matsumiya lull you into a dream state with a small cavalcade of instrumentation, plying an almost noir sensibility at once moody and contemplative, bristling and demure. An unclassifiable masterpiece."


Third & final of the original three Lard Free albums. Lard Free, led by Gilbert Artman, were a legendary, early progressive/avant/electronic instrumental group. Along with Heldon this is as close as the French came to "krautrock". This is probably my personal favorite of all of them, & I like all of them a lot! A classic!

"Chaotic heavy sound like as early German Rock. The original LP was released on Cobra in 1977. Featuring: Gilbert Artman (orgue, piano, arp synthetiseur, vibraphone, drums...

Classic, great, early and wild experimental avant/progressive rock band, led by drummer/composer Gilbert Artman, before he formed Urban Sax.

"The first solo album in 1973. Avant-Garde electric Jazz Rock!! The original LP was released on Vamp Records in 1973. Featuring: Gilbert Artman (drums, piano steinway, vibes), Herve Eyhani (bass guitar, arp synthetizer), Philippe Bolliet (all saxes), Francois Mativet (guitars) Reissue with elaborate miniature paper sleeve of the original LP (Full color...

Third and final and very good release by this ELP-inspired trio.

"Another group from Genova, this young three-piece was one of the italian bands with the strongest classical influences. A keyboards trio in the same style as ELP or Le Orme in Italy. After a couple of singles in 1974, the last of which was melodic and far from the albums' level, the group disbanded, and was reformed in 1976 by drummer Alfio Vitanza with three new recruits.
The new line-up released an album for Magma, Aquile e...

Mini-lp sleeve release of this, the 2nd, and probably the best release of this group's E.L.P. - inspired albums that this very young Italian band released. A very nice fusion of keyboard-driven progressive rock and classical music.

Daniel Levin, cello / Matt Moran, vibes / Nate Wooley, trumpet / Peter Bitenc, bass

"The Daniel Levin Quartet has already shown on prior recordings that a change of conventional instrumentation in a jazz combo is enough to explore an entirely...

This is a limited edition, mini-lp reissue of a quite rare Italian progressive rock album that has never been generally available on CD before. Libra first came to attention opening up for Banco during their 1975 Italian tour, and this 1975 album was ...