Mini-LP sleeve CDs

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...

"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...

Beautifully packaged version of Lou's infamous album. I'm not really a Lou Reed fan or a MMM fan, but it certainly did predict certain aspects of alt-rock and noise-rock and noise ery early. Anyway, I like the following reviews which I found on Amazon....

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

"This CD is highlighted by the one meeting on record between Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane, an exciting battle on "Tenor Madness." Otherwise this is a more conventional but no less worthy Rollins quartet session with him turning such odd material as "My Reverie" and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" into creative jazz." - All Music Guide

This is a new band formed by 3 Italians living in London. They are greatly inspired and influenced by the classic greats of Italian progressive rock. They tend to highlight the more ethereal side - emphasising acoustic guitar and analog keyboards...

"A sort of supergroup, as most of their members came from well-known bands, Samadhi were formed after the split of Raccomandata con Ricevuta di Ritorno by singer Regoli and guitarist Civitenga, along with keyboard player Sabatini (from Free Love and Kaleidon), Aldo Bellanova from Teoremi on bass and drummer Ruggero Stefani (L'Uovo di Colombo), and two other members.

Despite the impressive pedigree of the musicians the album is nice though not a masterpiece, mixing good prog influences with some...

Samla Mammas Manna was the original band of keyboardist/composer Lars Hollmer and they were hugely popular in their native Sweden. They blended progressive with bits of folk elements & more. This is an earlier (their second), more overtly "progressive...

The 1976 collaboration with composer Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick. This is the hard-to-find missing piece in the Samla puzzle, finally available again!

"Delightful cover and music. Composed by Gregory Allan Fitzpatrick and flawlessly played by...

With Uli Trepte, Mani Neumeier, Barney Wilen, Manfred Schoof and others.

"Even from the globalized world's point of view in the year 2010: whenever you listen to recordings J.E.Berendt initiated in the '60s you are completely amazed about his...

Very good record, somewhere between jazz and jazz/rock. With Joachim Kuhn (piano), Cecil McBee (bass), Billy Hart (drums) and guest Jasper Van't Hof (electric piano and organ).

"Among the few world reknown jazz violinists Zbigniew Seifert...

This is remastered and presented in a mini-lp sleeve. A quintet of vocals, dual guitars, keyboards, bass & drums, this was released on the highly collectable Trident label in 1973...

"Superb live recordings (dated July 18 and July 20, 1970) captured in France at the Antibes-Juan Le Pen Jazz Festival. Archie Shepp and the Full Moon Ensemble (featuring Clifford Thornton on piano and trumpet, Beb Guerin on bass and Claude Delcloo...

"Amazing live recordings (dated July 18 and 20 1970) captured in France at the Antibes-Juan Le Pen Jazz Festival. Archie Shepp & The Full Moon Ensemble (including Allen Shorter, Clifford Thornton, Joseph DeJean, Beb Guerin and Claude Delcloo) playing...

5{ of the greatest Japanese progressive rock bands of all time, Shingetsu ('new moon') arrived in the Japan music scene in the late 70s to carry the torch which seemed to have been left behind in England. Led by the 'Japanese Peter Gabriel'...

A desperately needed reissue of this stunning, very dark Zeuhl classic. Using the unique instrumentation of female voice, guitar, trombone, piano/ harmonium, bass & drums, this is extremely dark music, influenced by Magma, Univers Zero & beyond that reaches to the inner core of the evil void. Great fuzz bass and great atmosphere. Like Heresie, this is one of the creepiest records ever made. Includes 2 bonus tracks. Recommended.

The two main original members of Shylock (guitarist Frederic L'Epee and keyboardist Didier Lustig) reunited a few years ago to perform the music of Shylock. Along with a new bassist and drummer, they've played some of the bigger prog festivals in Europe.
This is a new studio re-recording of all the main compositions by Shylock from their two classic 70s albums, as performed today; they made it to sell at their gigs and it has previously only been available that way, but now it's available in a nice...

"For Luna Surface, Alan Silva collected many of the top free jazz players of the day -- and then he gave them all the green light. As a result, this is a very free record that could easily turn off a listener not yet sold on the 1969 avant-garde jazz...

I well remember this never-before reissued, vinyl-only album from 1983, featuring a great 8 piece band, including saxist Steve MacKay (ex-Stooges) and bassist Eric Drew Feldman (ex-Magic Band). This new reissue includes 9 bonus tracks that weren'...

Japanese mini-LP sleeve edition. Comes in a really nice embossed card stock jacket.

Soft Machine were one of first and one of the greatest jazz/rock bands of all time. Their importance and influence was especially great in Europe...

This restores to print guitarist Tony's 1993 solo album - his first after the breakup of Holding Pattern.

"Great stuff. A wonderful album of instrumental guitar-oriented music, warm playing a-la-Hackett, pleasant melodies and powerful...

This fairly rare 1975 album that was originally released on Chant du Monde has never been released legitimately on CD before and is available only as a Japanese mini-lp sleeve release. It's also somewhat of a Zeuhl/jazz rock supersession, which was led...

"Mario Schifano was a leading Italian pop artist, and a friend of The Rolling Stones and other prominent 1960s countercultural figures. Inspired by Andy Warhol's association with The Velvet Underground, in 1967 he decided to sponsor a band. The album...

Stormy Six were one of the original five Rock-in-Opposition bands, but were (and remain) the most often overlooked for some reason. They were probably the musically least radical of the five bands (and politically the most radical), but they were still...

Stormy Six were one of the original five Rock-in-Opposition bands, but were (and remain) the most often overlooked for some reason. They were probably the musically least radical of the five bands (and politically the most radical), but they were still...

Stormy Six were one of the original five Rock-in-Opposition bands, but were (and remain) the most often overlooked for some reason. They were probably the musically least radical of the five bands (and politically the most radical), but they were still...

Stormy Six were the Italian members of the original R.I.O. movement. Their sound was quite informed by folk music & the political singer songwriter school, so their sound is quite different form what is thought of as RIO...

Stormy Six were the Italian members of the original R.I.O. movement. Their sound was quite informed by folk music & the political singer songwriter school, so their sound is quite different form what is thought of as R.I.O. This album was made after th...

Stormy Six were the Italian members of the original R.I.O. movement. Their sound was quite informed by folk music & the political singer songwriter school, so their sound is quite different form what is thought of as RIO. This 1975 album is an excellen...

"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 reissue of a great, totally unknown electric jazz album from 1973 that was released on a tiny label in 1973 and disappeared without a trace.

The band is Sante Palumbo-electric piano & piano, Hugo Heredia-alto & tenor sax & flute, Sergio Farina-electric guitar, Marco Ratti-electric and double bass, Lino Liguori-drums.

My pal Ken turned me onto this album (he owns the original lp, which is how I know about it) and he totally nails it in his description below, but let me just say.

Daniel Levin, cello / Rob Brown, alto sax / Steve Swell, trombone

"In this present age of the history of humanity, there are few places left for a true utopia. The world has already experienced some of those ideal systems, but the results...

This 2000 release was the band's 3rd album, but their first to not be self-released and generally available. This is obvously in the progressive rock vein, but it is not typical progressive rock - or really typical anything. Heavy bits that might be in...

This 2000 release was the band's 3rd album, but their first to not be self-released and generally available. This is obvously in the progressive rock vein, but it is not typical progressive rock - or really typical anything. Heavy bits that might be in...

This 1981 solo piano disc originally on MPS makes its CD debut here in a deluxe remaster.

"One of the most resplendent characters of new jazz in a highly-concentrated Sunday enclosure: This strong solo document shows the piano colossus at the...

"This music gets way way out and has the real ability to take you „there”. The echo effect on some of this shit is quite ill in a very analog way. And the way the shit gets that dirty-needled distortion at the end of side one (all 25 cats GOING AT I

"A quartet from Rome, though their singer Vincenzo "Lord Enzo" Massetti came from Naples, they debuted with a single in 1971. The album, simply called “I Teoremi”, is one of the rarest Italian prog-era albums, though not a proper prog LP, as it...

These two albums represent the rarest progressive rock albums from the 70s from Australia.
Rob Thomsett is a guitarist who recorded Yaraandoo in 1975 and pressed 100 copies.
It's kind of primitive and kind of grungy in a Kraut-rockian way, with guitars, synths, Mellotron, etc.
Hara was the follow up and is more obviously 'proggy' and sounds more like a band-effort.

"Australia's burnt landscape is sketched in hypnotic washes of Moog oscillations, Bamboo flutes and tape delay. The..

After Zao, Transit Express were probably the best known fusion band in France. Their albums were released on CD once in the 1990s exclusively for the Japanese market in a very limited edition and have been out of print since that time. Now they are...

After Zao, Transit Express were probably the best known fusion band in France. Their albums were released on CD once in the 1990s exclusively for the Japanese market in a very limited edition and have been out of print since that time. Now they are...

After Zao, Transit Express were probably the best known fusion band in France. Their albums were released on CD once in the 1990s exclusively for the Japanese market in a very limited edition and have been out of print since that time. Now they are...

Martin Küchen, sax / Per Zanussi, bass / Raymond Strid, drums

"These are difficult times to be an idealist in what concerns the social function of music. Do really the art of sounds can change the world, something that many believed possible...

2005 edition in mini-lp sleeve. "A short-lived, obscure group. In fact, no one knows even the names of its members. A large part of this album is instrumental, such as the 4-part suite "Sabazio". This is typical keyboard-based, classically-inclined pro...

This Italian band are one of the current highlights of the Rock Progressivo Italiano scene. This is their 3rd album, and like their two previous ones, it's a total, hands-down winner. Unconditionally recommended to fans of the sound and style....

Surprisingly good debut release by a new Italian progressive rock band who seemed to have missed out on the over-hype of every other prog band from Italy, but who are probably the best of the bunch! Standard quintet lineup: vocals, piano/Hammond B-3 or...

Limited edition, OFFICIALLY LICENSED, SHM-CD, which is packaged in a lovely mini-lp sleeve!

Univers Zero play fascinating, modern, chamber music-influenced rock. Simultaneously gothic & futuristic, they are somewhat like the very best of Magma...

Extremely limited edition, OFFICIALLY LICENSED, SHM-CD, which is packaged in a lovely mini-lp sleeve!

"...an incredibly powerful listening experience. In fact, Heresie is a stunning one-of-a-kind item which has never been duplicated by anyone...

This is the second release by this very good, young Rock Progressivo Italiano band from Parma, Italy. Their first, from 2013, rightly gained them a lot of attention, and this is another excellent release of symphonic rock from this band...