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The 1st & I think by far the best of two by this fusion/free jazz supergroup, with Hugh Hopper-bass, Elton Dean-alto & saxello, Keith Tippett-piano, electric piano & Joe Gallivan-drums, drum synths.
Somehow I managed to see these guys when I went to London in 1977 and seeing these early heroes of mine was something I nearly could not have imagined ever happening!
This combines Canterbury-ish jazz rock with the more outward bound stylings of Elton & Keith. This has been out of print for many...

The 1st & I think by far the best of two by this fusion/free jazz supergroup, with Hugh Hopper-bass, Elton Dean-alto & saxello, Keith Tippett-piano, electric piano & Joe Gallivan-drums, drum synths.
Somehow I managed to see these guys when I went to London in 1977 and seeing these early heroes of mine was something I nearly could not have imagined ever happening!
This combines Canterbury-ish jazz rock with the more outward bound stylings of Elton & Keith. This has been out of print for many...

The 2nd and much more obscure release by this free jazz/fusion supergroup, with Hugh Hopper-bass, Elton Dean-alto & saxello, Keith Tippett-piano, electric piano & Joe Gallivan-drums, drum synths.

Reissued once before on CD, but unavailable for...

Freshly remastered from the master tapes and issued on CD from the master tapes for the first time, this was the second solo album by Soft Machine bassist and composer Hugh Hopper. This was Hugh's second solo album and his first solo album after leaving..

Originally released only as a limited edition in the early 1990s, and out of print for over 5 years, Meccano Pelorus was Hughs fourth album and the first release under his own name since the 1970s! Featuring his great FrangloDutch band (Patrice...

This puppy was Hugh's third solo album, originally released around 1978, and a really hard one to find. I remember being thrilled when I scored a copy in London in 1979. One side was solo multi-tracked basses, recorded at home, while the other was live...

Hugh Hopper-bass guitar, Simon Picard-tenor sax, Steve Franklin-keyboards, Charles Hayward-drums...

This is subtitled "Songs by Hugh Hopper" and that's just what it is, as it collects tunes from the Voiceprint catalog of his songs and even includes a otherwise unavailable version of "Was a Friend" with Robert Wyatt singing!...

"I got a message a few months ago from Hugh Hopper's wife Christine. She reported that since Hugh's passing, she's been struggling with finances. Of course she's also struggling emotionally, as she misses him terribly, but the gist of her message...

This is the first of a ten part series compiled by Mike King. He's enlisted Hugh's personal archive, as well as the archives of friends of Hugh's. Mike says, "I've been tasked with compiling a series of CD releases celebrating the life and legacy of...

"This is the final of a ten part series curated by the late Mike King, which cherrypicks some of the best and most intriguing items from Hugh Hopper's archive. Until he died a few years ago, Hugh Hoppe, probably best known for his work with Soft Machine, was one of Britain's most versatile and innovative bass players, and this multi album set confirms what a sad loss to both jazz and rock his passing was. Vale Hugh. Vale Mike."

1. Was A Friend - Hugh Hopper / Robert Wyatt - 4/95...

This is the second of a ten part series compiled by Mike King. He's enlisted Hugh's personal archive, as well as the archives of friends of Hugh's. Mike says, "I've been tasked with compiling a series of CD releases celebrating the life and legacy...

This is the fourth of a ten part series compiled by Mike King. He's enlisted Hugh's personal archive, as well as the archives of friends of Hugh's. Mike says, "I've been tasked with compiling a series of CD releases celebrating the life and legacy of...

Subtitled: 'Hugh's Compositions In The Hands Of Friends', this features Didier Malherbe, Phil Miller, Hugh and Pip Pyle or Elton Dean, Phil Miller, Gael Horelou, Hugh and Pip Pyle.

"Hugh Hopper’s return to active service following a five-year...

Subtitled "Hugh & Mike's compositions brought to life", this is recordings from two shows that were part of the Tritonales Festival in...

"...through our mutual interests we began a friendship which led to my idea to create a recording of these two amazing musicians, Slava Genelin (piano) & Aharon Kaminski (drums & percussion)....the session lasted 3 hours and was fantastic....right...

“...the coming together of two British jazz-rock giants. ...These gracefully introspective instrumentals feature Gowen's trademark flowing analog synth and Hopper's unique high-register bass work in equal measure.” – muze.com

“...showcases harmonic and compositional sensitivity....” – Revue & Corrigee


Reissue of a long out of print classic from 1980 from these two fine, composers & instrumentalists....

Honey Ride Me A Goat is an improvising rock trio of Jonny Shoults-drums, and Motney Slim and Michael Pike-guitars. In 2008, they joined up for an improvised session with another Kent resident, bassist Hugh Hopper for what was originally planned as the...

This is the 1st of two collaborative albums that paired Hugh the composer with vocalist Lisa. Both of the albums they made are pretty good with Lisa's lyrics and vocals set against Hugh's compositions and programming. Also appearing are Hugh on fuzz...

This is the third of a ten part series compiled by Mike King. He's enlisted Hugh's personal archive, as well as the archives of friends of Hugh's. Mike says, "I've been tasked with compiling a series of CD releases celebrating the life and legacy of...

This is the fifth of a ten part series compiled by Mike King. He's enlisted Hugh's personal archive, as well as the archives of friends of Hugh's. Mike says, "I've been tasked with compiling a series of CD releases celebrating the life and legacy of...

This was the album that Richard and Hugh were working on in 1983, when both their fortunes, and the fortunes of their type of music was undoubtedly at their worst.

This is a record of songs - some written by Richard and some by Hugh and is...

This is the ninth of a ten part series compiled by the late Mike King. This is five edited versions of Facelift, performed by Soft Machine, presented in varying sonic quality (although all are at least decently listenable for insane fans, said the insane fan). They are hard edited to play into each other.
1. Hugh's preface, 3/3/07 (great to hear HH's droll voice) 1:24
2. Le Bataclan, Paris 6/25/69 5:28
3. Actuel Fest, Amougies, Belgium 10/28/69 10:28
4. Fairfield Hall, Croydon..

"Hugh Hopper is ever the surprising chap, always trying new, different musical avenues. Here he's having a go with that atmospheric kind of ECM type jazzy thing, where nimble creation and diversion, mix and clash, with instrumental textures and breezy...

In the early/mid 00s, Hugh started working with his computer and started cutting up and putting together music in the new technological version of how he did it starting in 1963, when Daevid Allen showed him what a tape loop was. He made two full...

The second of two albums made by Kramer (who was still riding high with his Shimmy-Disc label as well as with his release by Bongwater), Hugh Hopper and Damon Krukowski (of Galaxie 500 and Damon and Naomi) on drums. 1997-style modern, whacked-out....

Philippe Besombes is a French electronic musician of the 70s and this reissues four of his works from the 70s, both solo and with his group Hydravion.
The two solo releases, Libra (1975) and Ceci Est Cela (1979) have both been previously released on CD by MIO, but they have been out of print for a decade. These include the bonus tracks that were on the MIO releases. The two by his 'electronic rock band' Hydravion [Hyrdravion (1977) and Stratos Airlines (1979)] have never been reissued on CD before...

This is packaged in a beautiful *thick* mini-lp sleeve and is a limited edition of only 300 copies!

"Dieu has smiled upon us, for a previously shelved early album (1975) by Ilitch finally has its jour in the soleil. Thierry Müller's strange...

The 1st ever reissue of a frighteningly rare 1969 album by the musicians of Parson Sound (who, it should be remembered, never released anything during their lifetimes, so that this is the first music that anyone outside of those who saw them perform ev...

This Swiss band only released this one, very collectable lp in 1977. At that time they were a quartet of vocals, keyboards, sax & drums.This has a lot of long tracks & instrumental passages, & is generally dark & gloomy progressive. Maybe a little...

The second of the two full length albums recorded by White/Chance's original (and greatest) band (and their only recordings, except for the tracks on No New York. For pure adrenalin, Buy Contortions has this beat, but I think I like this one a little more.

"Thanks to the support of ZE records and visionary fan president Michael Zilkha, James got to make his really primitive disco album, just as he had made the sick debut Buy the Contortions. These records not only had the sound, they had the...

"Responsible for two of the strangest, most beguiling acid folk albums of the early 1970s, Jan Dukes de Grey have long been a legendary name on the prog/folk/psych collector circuit. When Cherry Tree reissued Sorcerers and the extraordinary...

"...The Celestial Squid is so special... Here are two of the greats....no, the greatest." – Jim O'Rourke

Guitar summits don't ascend higher than when legendary British free-jazz pioneer and longtime session ace Ray Russell...

A long out of print CD of an amazingly hot show by the 1980s King Crimson makes a welcome return. This is the best material by this band that I've heard...

Beat was the second release by the 80s King Crimson, which featured the powerful lineup of Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford, all of it sympathetically remixed and expanded by Steven Wilson. This isn't one of the most essential albums in the cannon, imo, but it's a good album and this is the best version you can get of it.

"Beat is the 11th release in the acclaimed King Crimson 40th anniversary series. The classic album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original..

Stephen Wilson mixed edition of the 1st album by the 80s comeback album by this seminal group, which blew a lot of minds back then. There isn't so much extra on the CD itself (some alternate mixes). The DVD contains the new and 30th anniversary mixes in high-res stereo a 5.1, hi-res mix. Additionally there's the preliminary rough mixes of the album in the original order and three tracks video tracks filmed for the BBC's OGWT (too bad they couldn't get the two pieces they performed on "Fridays" - I...

(In)famous, bootleg-quality, originally import-only live CD by the 'Islands' version of King Crimson, recorded live in the USA, just before the band collapsed in February and March, 1972.

Note: This is my personal opinion: Not even Robert Fripp can polish the sonic turd that is Earthbound and make it sound 'good'. Still, the Summit Studios stuff is quite good quality and there are bonus tracks which are better than most of what was originally on the album.

"The thirteenth release in the King Crimson 40th Anniversary series.
Earthbound was originally issued in 1972 and marked the final statement by the band's Islands-era incarnation.

* The CD features an...

This is a recording of the Power to Believe tour, recorded in Tokyo on April 16, 2003. Previously available only via mail order from the KCCC.

"A stereo audio mix taken from the Eyes Wide Open DVD shot for the 2003 Japanese tour, this is the...

This has two shows: Live in Japan, April 16, 2003 and Live in London July 3, 2000.

"King Crimson is and will always be a live band first and foremost. I first saw them over 30 years ago and have been amazed each and every time I have seen them..

"This mini-album of mostly short tracks, including one hidden unlisted track, is more song-centered than other Crimson releases, and acts as an appetizer for the full-length studio album, The Power To Believe (2003). Happy With What You Have To Be...

This is the new-new version of ITCOTCK, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things.

The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as five previously unreleased bonus tracks from the same...

2004-issue, 30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster of their 2nd album.

This is the new-new version of ITWOP, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things.

The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as three previously unreleased bonus tracks from the same...

30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster. Fourth album and the end of the line for the mark I band.

This is the new-new version of Islands, newly remixed by Steven Wilson with lots and lots of new things. The CD has a new stereo mix made from the original multi-track tapes as well as a group of six additional tracks that make for a nearly complete...

30th anniversary 24 bit HDCD remaster! Fifth studio album and back in reinvigorated form with John Wetton, Bill Bruford, David Cross, Jamie Muir and bad Bob ripping out some amazing guitarwork! "Larks' is the first of a studio trilogy that encompassed...

Yes, the previous four studio albums were anywhere from very good to amazing, but this album signaled a new beginning and the emergence of a band that was one of the great, far-reaching groups whose influence is still being felt to this day and which...

Yes, it's overkill, but it's kind of magnificent overkill, as it includes every recording there is by this band and much more. Read below to see what is included in this insanely deluxe set. The live performance DVD is beyond revelatory, as is the...

This five song CDEP with two old songs (and - uh - 3 new ones) was originally released officially only in Japan in 2002. It makes its 'outside of Japan' debut here! I haven't kept up with KC in recent years but I was surprised how great most of this was..