Mini-LP sleeve CDs

This is Albert's truly astonishingly brilliant 4th album. A brilliant musician, composer and arranger, the closest comparison one can make is that Albert is the French Frank Zappa, except that that doesn't really do Albert or his original music justice.
After being on 2 major labels, this sat for a little while on the shelf before finally coming out circa 1984. I remember waiting desperately for it to be released, and finally it was here!!
It's a subtler work than his earlier three; it's not...

Recorded in 1976, this features an amazing band: Charlie Mariano-soprano sax, alto sax, flute, nagasawaram, Zbigniew Seifert-violin, Jan Hammer-pianos and Moog, Jack Bruce-bass, John Marshall-drums and Nippy Noya-percussion. This would have been near...

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

"Guitarist Pat Martino's second recording as a leader (which has been reissued on CD) finds him essentially playing advanced bop. His quintet (with Joe Farrell on tenor

The greatly awaited 3rd album by this extremely good Italian symphonic/progressive band is a live album. Therefore it isn't really a step forward, but more like a re-evalution and recapitulation of their work so far. "The Wax Mask" are a five piece who...

The first album by this extremely good Italian symphonic/progressive band. "The Wax Mask" are a five piece who use vocals, piano/mellotron/organ/moog/'clavicembalo'/VCS 3 synths (notice all analog synths?), flute, bass/acoustic guitar and drums...

“La Maschera di Cera was founded in 2001 as a tribute to the sound of '70s Italian progressive rock, on the initiative of Fabio Zuffanti who gathered around him keyboardist Agostino Macor, drummer Marco Cavani (from his other band Finisterre), singer Alessandro Corvaglia and flutist Andrea Monetti.
They debuted in 2002, with a self-titled already displaying a great compositional and stylistic maturity, hailed as "the best Italian prog album since the Alphataurus era". The band, therefore, was...

“La Maschera di Cera was founded in 2001 as a tribute to the sound of '70s Italian progressive rock, on the initiative of Fabio Zuffanti who gathered around him keyboardist Agostino Macor, drummer Marco Cavani (from his other band Finisterre), singer Alessandro Corvaglia and flutist Andrea Monetti.
After a self-titled debut (2002) that had been hailed as "the best Italian prog album since the Alphataurus era", the even more complex and ambitious "Il grande labirinto" followed just one year later...

To my mind, La Maschera Di Cera are the very best of the classic style Italian symphonic/progressive rock bands out there and every one of their releases has been nothing less than excellent. For this, their fifth studio album, they've really pulled...

The third studio album by "The Wax Mask" continues in their now established vein of using their five piece line-up of vocals, piano/Hammond organ/mellotron/analog snths, flute, acoustic guitars, bass and drums to create a convincing and enjoyable homag...

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

"Though somewhat underrated, the late Blue Mitchell stands as one of the finest trumpeters in the 1960s and '70s hard bop scene. His crisp, crackling, extroverted...

Modry Efekt (Blue Effect) were one of the very best Czech progressive bands of the 70's, led by guitarist Radim Hladik, who is still remembered fondly by many. They have a number of very good releases for their time, but this one is by far my personal...

One of the great ones from the Moebius axis.

"In 1983, Dieter Moebius (Cluster) and legendary producer Conny Plank teamed up for the third time, resulting in the Zero Set project, originally released on Sky Records. On this occasion, they...

"Killer instrumental progressive jazz rock quartet at its debut from 1988. Long elaborate tracks featuring virtuous guitar playing, dynamic keyboard/guitar interplays and a volcanic rhythm section. A must! Reference Alan Holdsworth, K.Watanabe...

"When he got in a Stuttgart studio to produce this album with Joachim Ernst Berendt in 1976, Alphonse Mouzon could look back on an intense and multi-faceted decade of career. This led him from his breakthrough with composer and arranger Gil Evans...

Finally. After many inferior versions, this is undoubtably the definitive version of this great, Italian 'one-shot' bands who appeared, released one fine album, and then dissapeared into oblivion. Always a fan favorite, this has the original 1973 album...

"Nathan were born as a tribute band of Genesis, Pink Floyd and Supertramp, but with “Nebulosa” they have evolved into a creature that’s finally able to create completely original songs: in a nutshell, this is a real turning point in their musical career, as well as a bold step into the future.

Today Nathan is therefore a progressive rock group whose core consists of three very experienced musicians – Piergiorgio Abba (keyboards), Bruno Lugaro (bass and vocals) and Fabio Sanfilippo (drums) – with.

"Searching for a Land was the third record for New Trolls and also the first double LP featuring hard rock ever released in Italy. Being recorded after the huge success of “Concerto Grosso”, it is entirely sung in English, in order to sell also to...

Classic, 1972, heavy-organ and piano, almost progressive hard rock-styled release from this quintessential Italian progressive outfit. The heavy sound here led to a cleavage in the band, with half of the band working as N.T. Atomic System for a while...

Released in a mini-lp sleeve. "New Trolls' leaders Nico Di Palo and Vittorio De Scalzi came to a legal struggle on the use of the band's name in 1973, with Di Palo taking with him the line up that had released Ut a year before. The four piece recorded ...

"'Nous" is the fourth album by Nodo Gordiano, a band from Rome born in the late '90s as a cover band of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Genesis. This work represents their artistic maturity coming from an evolution lasting over fifteen years; besides the...

A great buy on this high quality reissue (the only time this has ever been properly reissued!) that is only currently available from Japan. This is the debut album by the Italian progressive/fusion supergroup that came out of the ashes of Cervello...

This is Fabrio Zuffanti and ALL of the musicians of La Mashchera Di Cera, using another name to present their take on Italian horror film soundtracks of the 70s ala Goblin, Morte Macabre, Anima Morte, etc.

"First take some top notch Italian...

"Finally the deluxe version of a classic, the debut of one of the greatest bands in the Italian prog field, Osanna from Naples. Formed in 1971 by the members of I Volti di Pietra and Città Frontale their debut was L'uomo, released in a memorable triple...

Here's basically everything you need to know!
On CD I, there are 12 new tracks by Osanna.
On CD II, the 2015 Osanna play the entirety of their classic Palepoli album!
The current band is:
Lino Vairetti – voce, chitarra acustica e 12..

Legendary Osanna is back! With a new line-up but still representing the spirit that was always typical for the original band, but with a new, dynamic, innovative and passionate sound. David Jackson from Van Der Graaf generator joined this project...

Remastered and presented in a mini-lp sleeve, this reissues a fairly in-demand album which has been unavailable on CD for at least 5 years now. The first solo album by one of the pillars of the original PFM. "Those who expect that Mauro Pagani's solo...

This is a very good, 1970s-styled Italian release, the second from this group. It includes amazingly great and retro keyboardwork and combined with a band who are a bit more modern (but still completely symphonic/progressive) in their approach...

"Il Paradiso degli Orchi (The Orcs’ Paradise) are a young band from Brescia, active since 2010. Their style is a crossover of different influences: progressive rock, psychedelia, pop, indie, singer-songwriter atmospheres, ethnic hints, electronica. They debuted in 2011 with a self-titled album and in 2014 they began working on a particular and courageous project. Meanwhile, they managed to meet the musician and producer Fabio Zuffanti (tutelary deity of the new Italian prog scene) who, fascinated by the...

"Klaus Doldinger celebrated his silver anniversary (25 years) as a recorded artist with the Doldinger Jubilee. It worked so well, that he decided to do it again in 1975. The concept is simple, he stages a concert featuring his band, Passport, and adds...

This 1974 album features Klaus Doldinger and Passport with special guests like: Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin (!), Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, etc. This is only in print as a mini-lp sleeve from Japan, which you can get from us while we have them or...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

Nice release of rare and unavailable tracks from this Belgian 'supergroup' (players came from/went to Arkham, Aksak Maboul, etc.)

"This is the type of Musea release I prefer, an album (actually a compilation of two singles and an unreleased...

"The Peace were an obscure band from Copperbelt, Zambia. According to some rumors, they were in fact a band from the Zambian Air Force. Before they became The Peace the band was called The Boyfriends, a popular local band featuring Ted Makombe and...

Guitarist/vocalist Luis Alberto Spinetta was the leader of Almendra, one of the bands considered as the originators of the Argentinian rock movement. After they broke up, Luis formed Pescado Rabioso. This is a reissue of the original double album, which..

The third release from Modulus, bringing out very rare releases on CD for the very first time and in meticulous high quality!

The music is exactly as stated below. VERY Return To Forever-ish, with a deep coating of prog...

Dave Pike was a jazz vibist who was one of the early jazz players who was 'turned on to' rock music and he made a number of fun, swingin' and to be honest, now fairly quaint-sounding albums in the late 60s and very early 70s where he fused his jazz...

The first solo album by Richard Pinhas, which is really a Heldon album for over half its length, released in Japan in a very limited edition (only 1,000 copies made) mini-lp sleeve that is really quite beautiful. Composer, guitarist & electronics...

The second solo album by Richard Pinhas, released in Japan in a very limited edition (only 1,000 copies made) mini-lp sleeve that is really quite beautiful. Composer, guitarist & electronics innovator Richard Pinhas is recognized as one of France's...

An extremely good debut album by a quartet from Japan of dual keyboardists, bass & drums. The bassist previously played in 100 Sights of Koenji, & one of the keyboardists plays in Ghost. Additionally, the band backed Lars Hollmer on his 2001 Tokyo tour, playing Samlas tunes! They are obviously a Zeuhl band, as the rhythm section is firmly in that vein, but the lead keyboards tend to be Hammond organ or piano, & they have a Keith Emerson at his early Hammond best kinda sound. So, if you could imagine...

The 1st recording Iggy made after the two Bowie/Pop collaborations, I always felt this was one of his best releases, and it's musically strong and lyrically it's both funny, funny-stupid and deep (Iggy in a nutshell). IMO, it's his best post-Bowie album. Basically, as far as ROCK records go, this is a fun record of very good to excellent tunes.

An unbelievable price on the hard to find Japanese version of this great album! P.F.M.'s fifth album from 1975 is a fine album. It's the last with their great original flautist/violinist Mauro Pagani, who was the main composer for this album and his...

This is the fifth and last album in this nice series that documented PFM's residency in Tokyo, where they performed five of their classic albums live.

The World Became The World was essentially the English language version of L'Isola Di Niente...

One of my very favorite 70s symphonic rock bands is PFM; the string of their first six or so releases are really unique and quite stirring. And the first three are truly an apex of that sound.

Per Un Amico was their second album, and is one of..

One of my very favorite 70s symphonic rock bands is PFM; the string of their first six or so releases are really unique and quite stirring. And the first three are truly an apex of that sound.

L'Isola Di Niente was their third album, and was...

Roger Trigaux and Reginald Trigaux-guitars, vocals
Pierre Chevalier-piano and keyboards
Matthieu Safatly-cello
Pierre Desassis-saxes
Keith Macksoud-bass
Dave Kerman-drums

Seventh studio album (and the most recent one to...

There's not too much for me to say about this great release; just read everything previously said about No. 6 and be aware that this one is by an *8* piece band (Roger & Reggie-guitars & vocals, Keith Macksoud-bass, Pierre Chevalier-pianos, Dave Kerman...

"Two very different albums by two almost totally different bands, is all that Procession have left us...The band reappeared in 1974 with a new line-up and a new recording deal, this time it's Fonit that releases their second album Fiaba. A mature work...

Remastered and presented in a mini-lp sleeve. This Italian band released the 1st of their two albums in 1972. It features keyboards, guitars, vocals/flute, violin, bass and drums. Definitely in the symphonic/classical vein, this...

"Legendary Japanese rock outfit Les Rallizes Denudés were formed in 1967 and incredibly, for a group that had only one official release (Oz Days Live, a double vinyl compilation release in 1973), played their last gig almost 30 years later in October...