New Arrivals

New Arrivals
"First time ever CD release of a specially created 22 track album. More Music For Films is combines the extremely hard-to-find Music For Films Volume 2 album (only released on vinyl as a part of the long out-of-print 1983 Working Backwards LP box set), together with 11 additional, never before commercially available tracks taken from the exceptionally rare, promo-only sampler (limited to just 500 copies) that was originally sent only to a select group of film directors."

“Ugetsu, a 1963 live set from the original Birdland, finds Art Blakey & His Jazz Messengers at the peak of their powers with one of their strongest lineups. The group primarily recorded sessions for Alfred Lion's Blue Note label, but this Riverside date is as strong as any of their previous outings. Having acquired the services of trombonist Curtis Fuller in 1961, the Messengers' front line was its most robust ever, with Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard consistently turning in some of their best...

Fifty years ago, a very unusual and wonderful band emerged from New York City called Silver Apples. They were an amazingly forward looking band, where one guy played drums (in a 1968 Mitch Mitchell/Robert Wyatt kinda vein), and the other guy, Simeon, played a quite amazing home-built contraptions made out of 9 audio oscillators, which he played with his hands, elbows and knees and used his feet for the bass lines and sang. They recorded two very unique and quite cool albums in 1968 and 1969 and then...

This is a real favorite of mine and has been out of print on CD for many years, so it is a great pleasure to see it available again!
After recording several albums in the early 1970's, from late 1971 to late 1972 Embryo recorded two albums of jammy rock/jazz fusion, which their then current label refused to release because they thought that the band's 'rock' output had more commercial potential.
So the band sold the rights to Brain, who put them out and where they were rightly greeted as....

“The last show by this particular Richard Pinhas/Heldon line-up, live in London in 1982, featuring, among others, Magma members Patrick Gauthier, Bernard Paganotti, Clement Bailly, as well as Jean-Philippe Goude (Weidorje).
This is a historical document recorded live from the audience which captures an exceptional evening and a great concert. Heldon is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and influential bands in French electronic rock music.”

“A rarefied blend of vintage synthesizers and acoustic instruments, the Valley Of The Birds album by Emerald Web was created in 1981 by two pioneers in electronic music, space music, and audio technology, Bob Stohl and Kat Epple.
Originally recorded and composed in their 4-track, reel-to-reel home studio, they created their signature thickly-layered timbres by serving as recording engineers, and simultaneously playing an array of monophonic synthesizers, flutes, other acoustic instruments, and...

“Kayak's first 5 albums (and best!) collected in a CD box. See See The Sun, Kayak, Royal Red Bouncer, The Last Encore and Starlight Dancer.
These are supplemented with a bonus CD with singles (A & B sides) from the period 1973-1978 that are not on the albums.
Each album is packed in a cardboard sleeve (wallet) with the original artwork. The accompanying 12-page booklet contains vintage photos and extensive liner notes by Robert Haagsma.”

Great price on a fine sampler of the art rock period of Sylvian's career. Recommended!

"Two CD compilation from the enigmatic singer, songwriter, musician and former leader of the British band Japan. A Victim of Stars (1982 - 2012) brings together material from the last 30 years of David's solo career, encompassing material released with Virgin Records, along with his more recent work released on his own label Samadhisound, as well as a brand new recording exclusive to this compilation....

Great price on this early 70s classic; if you don't already own it, you have no excuse now!

Eno's first solo album, fresh outta Roxy, if not straight outta Compton, is seemingly simplistic, but deep on repeated listenings and quite brilliant for its 1973 time. With Robert Fripp (who contributes some scorching solos), Phil Manzanera and more.

Bertus Borgers is a Dutch saxophonist who played with Mr. Albert Show and then toured with Golden Earing. Through Golden Earing he met Robert Jan Stips, the keyboardist of Supersister (and also Golden Earing).
Bertus formed Sweet d’Buster with Stips and also the very short lived duo ‘Stars & Stips’ with Stips.
This collects many 45-only ‘and more’ releases by Sweetd’Buster, Mr. Albert Show, Stars & Stips and a bit more.

“Having made his name with Gong, Steve Hillage has been active for more than 40 years as a performer, composer and producer. He has just returned to live performance with a new incarnation of the Steve Hillage Band, revisiting classic material from the mid-1970s.
We feature his 1977 performance on Rockpalast,majoring on highlights from his first two solo albums, Fish Rising and L. The seven-piece band line-up also appeared on the acclaimed Live Herald set, and includes ex-Jethro Tull drummer Clive...

This is the first time that this solo album by one of the founders of Gryphon has been issued on CD outside of a very hard to find Japanese-only pressing, 15 years ago...

“Richard Harvey began playing the recorder at the age of four. After graduating from the Royal College of Music in 1972 he worked with early music ensemble Music Reservata before joining fellow RCM alumnus Brian Gulland in forming the prog/rock/folk band Gryphon.
Later work found him recording with Sir Paul McCartney, Kate..

Even crazier second release of monster power trio, early 1970's style hard rock/progressive/psychedelic madness by Ax Genrich-guitar/vocals, Uli Trepte-bass/vocals & Mani Neumeier-drums/vocals. Like your favorite Cream record with it's brain destroyed...

“Prog rock with a dash of jazz rock and a tinge of Curved Air. I've been a fan of Curved Air for years, but hadn't gotten around to listening to singer Sonja Kristina's solo albums until recently. This is her first solo album, originally released in 1980. She married Police drummer Stewart Copeland around this time. Stewart played on two Curved Air albums (Midnight Wire and Airborne).
If you are a fan of Curved Air, you should like this album. It's even stronger than the albums mentioned previously....

Legendary guitarist Gary Moore first emerged at the age of 17 with the fabulous, short-lived, weirdo progressive blues band, Skid Row, who released two crazy cool albums for the time period.
After leaving Skid Row, Grinding Stone was his first solo album and at its best, revives the eclectic blues feel of Skid Row, with Gary's early and great tone and sound still intact.
The playing from everyone is good, but of course the focus is on Gary and the whole album is quite good, bluesy / jammy in a...

Modestly pretty good quality sonics on this bootleg (the only half reasonable sounding live tape that exists) of the band slaying as only this band did. Conditionally hugely recommended.

Tony Williams Lifetime, featuring John McLaughlin, live from New York, November 1969. Having fearlessly merged rock rhythms with jazz during a close association with Miles Davis, in 1969 the great Tony Williams founded Lifetime, featuring John McLaughlin at his innovative best, & the mighty organist Larry Young...

Clive Bayley: Vocals / Acoustic & Electric Guitars / Bass
Max Hunt: Keyboards / Acoustic & Electric Guitars / Bass / Backing Vocals / Accordion / Drums / Percussion / Rhythm Loops / Samples
Jürgen Link: Drums

“Max Hunt was introduced to Bob Hagger & Clive Bayley of Mabel Greer's Toyshop in 2015 by Yes biographer Dave Watkinson, as MGT had reformed and were looking for a keyboard player for their next album. Max joined the band and played keyboards on and co-produced the second MGT..

Marty Prior (bass)
Jane Lane (piano)
Philip Lane (lead & backing vocals / piano / synths / guitar / percussion)
Jonny Welburn (drums / percussion / backing vocals)
Duncan Mackay (Hammond organ / piano / synthesizers)
‘Lunacy’ also features several guest players on guitars, saxophone, piano and vocals / backing vocals

An album of original melodic Prog Rock that’s very much reminiscent of mid-later period PINK FLOYD, ‘Lunacy’ is even more authentic sounding due to the use of

2020 initially promised to be a busy year for Pete Jones, with an album already recorded in January and various gig commitments with Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar, Francis Dunnery's It Bites and his usual pub & club gigs. But, Covid-19 put paid to a lot of plans, as it did for most musicians.
‘Still Alive’ is Jones's take on the lockdown situation, and will no doubt appeal to the mixed emotions felt by many of us throughout these difficult times.

"This is not the album I had previously planned

About 20 minutes of new music!

“Formed in 2015, members are; Al Nicholson, Nick Jefferson, Mike Westergaard, David Jackson, Bill Jefferson, Dorie Jackson, Mark Walker, Sean Jefferson and George Mitchell. Their debut album 'Fate Outsmarts Desire' was released in March 2017 on Uranium Club Records and was universally well received. Voted Album of the Year by listeners of the Progmill Radio Show, KC was nominated in the 'Limelight' (best newcomer) category of the Prog Awards.
The band’s second..

“A 2 CD set recorded live at the Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany on January 24th, 2020. This is a very rare and ltd one off pressing by IQ.”

CD 1:
Alampandria
Sacred Sound
Shallow Bay
From The Outside In
Stay Down
The Last Human Gateway
Frequency

CD 2:
For Another Lifetime
The Road Of Bones
A Missile Further Away
Ten Million Demons
Subterranea

Third album by this British group that came out of the English progressive movement of the 60's. Their music combines elements of The Moody Blues, to whom they are always compared, but also the more mellow parts of early King Crimson and Genesis. This was their 3rd album, released in 1971 and is yet another strong symphonic rock contender.

“This expanded edition of “…Other Short Stories” comprises 40 tracks and features the original UK stereo mix re-mastered from the original master tapes and...

Let me tell you something; boy oh boy, does my 17 year old, Todd LOVING self wish this had been something I could have seen back then!
AWATS was Todd’s second solo album and the one where he began to find his footing and prove that he really was a studio wizard.
On the original, he played most of the instruments himself, which obviously ain’t a thing here, but the music stands strongly and uniquely even 40 years later. It’s a fine collection of songs and instrumentals that encompass everything...

“This Esoteric Recordings expanded edition has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and features four bonus tracks, including an early version of the song Joey and Me (later to feature on the band’s 1978 album Deadlines), two out-takes from the album sessions and the song Heartbreaker (a different composition from the song featured on Burning for You), from the 1977 Intergalactic Touring Band concept album project .
The release restores the original artwork and includes a new essay...

The sometimes loved/sometimes reviled first solo album by Randy California released at a time when I believe that Spirit had fallen apart.

"Kaptain Kopter and the Twirlybirds is a tribute to Hendrix; on KK&T Randy California not only manages to layer the Hendrix style over covers, "Day Tripper" and "The Mother and Child Reunion" and originals "Downer" and "Devil", he does it effortlessly. Instead of simply imitating Jimi's sound, he plays it as if he knows exactly what he's doing, instead of...

"The Wilde Flowers never released a record during their existence, but their influence exceeds that of many groups with lengthy discographies. The band served as the wellspring of the so-called Canterbury sound: future Soft Machine members Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, and Hugh Hopper all played with the Wilde Flowers before the Soft Machine were founded, and Pye Hastings, David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, and Richard Coughlan played in the group at various points before forming Caravan.
The musicians...

Anthony Pirog – guitar and electronics
Michael Formanek – acoustic and electric bass
Ches Smith – drums, percussion and electronics

“So this is what all the fuss is about…[regarding] Anthony Pirog's status as a Washington, D.C. area guitar god…and for all his technical prowess, Pirog possesses a skilled composer's knack for memorable themes and melodies.” – Dave Lynch / AllMusic

While it might confound those fixated with an artist’s niche in

“First new album (vinyl-only except in the ‘Solo Box II’) from Michael Rother (NEU!, Harmonia) in 14 years! “

A now out of print, one and done Swedish band’s release from 2014 which I didn’t discover until this year, courtesy my pal Ken Golden.
This is by a 7 piece band who utilize guitar, drums, bass, trumpet, electric piano, saxes, flutes and percussion. The opening track has a languid, charming sound that is a bit reminiscent of Bo Hansson, but by the 2nd track we’re deep into a more churning electric jazz/prog kinda sound and the group kinda alternates back and forth between these two basic styles...

This is 15 classic 'Rock Progressivo Italiano' discs, all in their original jewel case packaging, at an incredible bargain price.
Many of these titles are no longer available on CD individually!

You get [in alphabetical order]:
Area - Crac!
Arti E Mestieri - Tilt
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco Del Muturo Soccorso
Franco Battiato - Sulle Corde Di Aries
Cervello - Melos
Formula 3 - Dies Irae
Napoli Centrale - Napoli Centrale
Pierrot Lunair - Gudrun...

July are best known for their self titled first album, which is a classic UK psychedelic album which has double interest for 60s/70s music fans due to its high quality, as well as featuring the first appearances by Tom Newman (UK engineer famous for many great Virgin albums) as well as Jade Warrior's Tony Duhig and Jon Field (the soul and heart of that band).

“Released by the Major Minor label in 1968, the self-titled July album has long been acknowledged by genre enthusiasts as one of the...

Third great and perplexing release from this Finnish post-post-everything band.

“With Polysomn we emphasize psychedelic chaos. Each song creates their own reality, filled with surreal visions and ethereal soundscapes. “an Bat None” introduces the heavier side of the album. Its purpose is to be a wall of sonic bliss.”
“Formed in 2009 by four inner-space travellers from western Finland, Kairon; IRSE! is a rare bird, near-impossible to classify.
The Wire describes their music as a “viperous

Third great and perplexing release from this Finnish post-post-everything band.

“With Polysomn we emphasize psychedelic chaos. Each song creates their own reality, filled with surreal visions and ethereal soundscapes. “an Bat None” introduces the heavier side of the album. Its purpose is to be a wall of sonic bliss.”
“Formed in 2009 by four inner-space travellers from western Finland, Kairon; IRSE! is a rare bird, near-impossible to classify.
The Wire describes their music as a “viperous

“Realising a career-long ambition, The Residents finally explore The Blues! Having been turned on to the music of lost bluesman Alvin Snow, aka Dyin' Dog, the group presents their interpretations of all ten of Snow's known recordings, alongside several new compositions inspired by his work.
Fans will be familiar with The Residents love of cover versions and imposing themselves on the material of countless seminal artists. 'Metal, Meat & Bone' sees the group take that approach a step further, having...

“Describing the musical output of the eclectic Harvey Gold, a founding father of Tin Huey and Half Cleveland, Gold has offered, “We are what we eat and we’ve eaten a lot of different stuff.”
Careening from power pop, to electronic, to “West Akron Appalachian,” this solo album includes an emotional protest/love song in “The Fence,” a sizzling rocker with horns, “In Consideration of Joe Strummer,” a dark take on The Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face,” AND a nod to Vivian Stanshall with a Music Hall style

“A comprehensive box set that covers the couple's entire career and is a must-have for fans of Richard and Linda Thompson as well as a definitive introduction to a body of work which resonates and is still revered today.
This set featuring all 6 studio albums remastered from the original tapes, with a host of previously unreleased recordings including outtakes, demos and rarities along with live concerts from 1975 and 1977. This first ever comprehensive career retrospective was personally curated...

Guitarist Michael Rother is a very important part of some of the most exciting and influencial music to emerge from the exciting and influencial German Krautrock scene. He was a founding member of the hugely influencial Neu!, played for a short while in Kraftwerk (between their first and second album) and joined forces with Cluster to form Harmonia. After Harmonia disbanded in 1976, he started a solo career.
This new set includes the albums
“Lust” / “Süßherz & Tiefenschärfe” / “Traumreisen”...

This is both albums complete on one CD plus two bonus tracks!

"As excellent as their debut is, that album proved the band needed lengthier compositions to allow the band to stretch out, and with Los Delirios del Mariscal, this band out of Argentina delivers just that. This time around, Anibal Kerpel purchased a Fender Rhodes electric piano, giving the band a bit more of a fusion slant than their previous offering. What little Deep Purple/Atomic Rooster influences had been thrown out the window...

My personal favorite of all the Argentinian progressive artifacts, and, in fact, one of the great progressive albums of the entire 1970s. This, their one and only album features a 7 piece group (violin, flute, sax, guitar, bass, drums, with a relatively small amount of vocals) playing pieces obviously influenced by Mahavishnu Orchestra, jazzy Frank Zappa, King Crimson and others that give this a more avant slant slant than most South American progressive acts of the mid 1970s era. While I don't want you...

“Expanded edition of this 1979 album from the veteran British Space rockers. The album, originally recorded in 1977-78, was the band's final masterpiece for Charisma Records that perfectly embraced the influence of the musical New Wave to deliver one of the most effective albums released during Calvert's tenure with Hawkwind.
This expanded edition features eight bonus tracks: five previously unreleased including 'We Like to Be Frightened'. The album features such classic tracks as 'Robot'....

‘Phenomena’ is the fifth release from Tony Lowe’s ESP Project on and was written, arranged and performed by Tony, between January and June 2020. The album also features Damien Child who wrote the insightful and imaginative lyrics once again, and added the vocals at the end of May, with a special guest appearance by Alison Fleming on vocals on Track 7.
‘Phenomena’ has all the hallmarks of previous ESP albums with alluring melodies and stirring arrangements. Tony’s guitar and synth play haunting...

Mike Osborne - Alto Sax
Harry Miller – Bass
Tony Levin - Drums

“The Seventies should be acknowledged as a landmark period in creative music making in Britain and a potent influence throughout Europe. Whilst not economic paradise there was quite a bit of public funding beginning to come to jazz but the most important support was (and still is) the networks of dedicated individuals throughout the country that provided unstinting support and platforms for the artists.
A prime mover...

STAN TRACEY, piano
MIKE OSBORNE, alto sax

Recorded at Wigmore Hall, London, June 18, 1974 by Peter Bould & Peter Ball

CD 1: EIGHTY-EIGHT PLUS ONE
(previously released on LP as "Stan Tracey Alone" SGC 1003)
CD 2: TWO-PART INTENTION
(Previouly unreleased)

NEWLY DISCOVERED RECORDING OF TWO BRITISH JAZZ LEGENDS GETS A WELCOME FIRST RELEASE!

This double album consists of, for the first time ever on CD, the Stan Tracey solo recording Live at Wigmore

“Those lucky enough to have been exposed to Dudu Pukwana s music will forever be in the grip of of a rare and beautiful musical spirit. More than 20 years after his death, his uniquely original music lives in a powerful and inspirational way.
This album is a tribute to Dudu helmed by American musician/producer Andrew Scott, who first heard the Blue Notes in 1966 at Leeds University - the genesis of a personal musical journey leading up to this special project. Duduvudu has been a family affair...

Mike Osborne, Bernie Living, George Khan, John Surman-saxophones
Malcolm Griffiths, Paul Rutherford-trombones
Dave Holdsworth-trumpet
Mike Westbrook-piano
Harry Miller-bass
Alan Jackson-drums

This never-before released recording, released on its 50th anniversary, is the final show from the legendary ‘Ronnie Scott’s Old Place’ on May 25, 1968 and is a real piece of history and is quite well recorded for the age, time and circumstances.

CD1 is a reissue of Johnny Dyani / Mongezi Feza / Okay Temiz - Rejoice
CD2 is a reissue of Johnny Mbizo Dyani - Witchdoctor's Son 'Together'

“The life of Johnny “Mbizo” Dyani (1945-1986), bassist with the legendary South African jazz troupe the Blue Notes, is celebrated by the reissue of two recordings dating from his period living in Sweden. “Rejoice”, culled from a live concert with trumpeter Mongezi Feza and drummer Okay Temiz, and the studio recording “Together” featuring Dyani’s ...

Harry Beckett: trumpet, flugelhorn
Ray Russell: guitar
Brian Miller: piano, electric piano, synthesizer
Darryl Runswick: bass, bass guitar
Nigel Morris: drums
Martin David: congas

This is the first-ever CD issue of Harry’s fourth solo album, from 1975 and it features a joyful electric jazz, with half of the original line-up (Brian Miller & Nigel Morris) and Ray Russell totally SMOKIN’ on lead.

“It’s been a real Joy to bring this long-lost classic back to life....

“This Texas-based progressive rock unit celebrates its fourth release, featuring multi-instrumentalist Gayle Ellett, from legendary Southern California prog rock band Djam Karet. In addition, former Miles Davis (and current Steven Wilson) keyboardist Adam Holzman lends his laudable faculties on two tracks via his ring modulated Rhodes and burly Moog solos. Warr guitarist/composer Mark Cook also layers keys, guitar and bass parts into the grand schema. And while the core band members perform on select...

Now a 5 piece of 3 guitarists (Gayle doubles on keyboards as usual), returning original bassist Henry Osborne and drums!

"Regenerator 3017 is a collection of 7 instrumental tracks that were recorded with a pristine sound quality, and without...

This 2010 release after a long lay-off captures on record for the first time the current lineup of the group with Gayle moving over to keyboards only and a new guitarist added. Gayle Ellett: Analog and Digital Keyboards, Mike Henderson: Electric Guitar...