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"Who's Next, known as one of the greatest rock albums of all time, was actually the most disappointing failure of Pete Townshend's career. A much more vast and grandiose project called "Lifehouse" had been envisioned, but Townshend couldn't pull it all together, and finally settled for a meager best of Lifehouse collection which was called Who's Next. Pete never finished Lifehouse as a rock opera, but the music remains.
In 2000, he decided to make a decent production of the songs. The result is a...

"Recorded at the end of 1971, this was the last album by this legendary Peruvian band. Compared to their previous recordings, the Latin and Andean folk influences were much stronger here and the lyrics were more politicized, painting a picture of the...

"Recorded in 1970, this features eight tracks of highly original material, full of “all out” improvised solos—some people call this their finest album. By this point, Traffic Sound had a strong, mature sound, unique in its mixture of psychedelic rock...

Originally released on John Peel's hippie label endeavor, Mushroom Records, in 1970, this is a straight release of Indian classical music at a great price.

Baptiste is a rising star of the French jazz scene and has had a few albums also released internationally. He's a great pianist with some superficial similarities to Keith Jarrett (although I don't think he yells at the audience), but he's definitely...

A very special price on Trower's latest album. I saw Trower about two years ago and he really is one of the last of the old-style guitar gods. Gods don't always have to show off their powers and that's very true on this release. It's a relatively laid...

"This is a just a great album to listen to. Weird and wonderful music, executed with joy and precision. There's a lot of power in this music, but it's delivered with such frivolous confidence that you barely notice there's a giant in the room. And as...

This record actually won a Grammy, which it deserved. That's saying something!

"This is a just a great album to listen to. Weird and wonderful music, executed with joy and precision. There's a lot of power in this music, but it's delivered with..

"This cd is a showcase for the younger McCoy Tyner's compositional and improvisational styles. It captures this master musician at a crossroads between the harder core modal music that he had been recording with John Coltrane a few years earlier and...

"Recorded in London under an assumed name by legendary session musicians including Alan Parker, Roger Coulam, Herbie Flowers and Clem Cattini, and released with different artwork in Germany and Spain in 1970, before creeping out in the UK the following...

This is the latest release by a band who has long been involved in the jam band scene, but who are crossing over into the progressive rock world in a major way with this release and with their headlining appearance at NEARFest 2011. This is very, very...

While they last, this is $9.00 off the regular price.

Interesting French jazz release beyond the fact that the playing is really good and strong. The band consists of Gilles Wolf on tenor sax, James MacGaw on double bass and Daniel Jeand'heur on...

Fantastic heaping helping of Texas blues and R'n'B from 1947-1954. This is over four hours of music and 103 tracks! Great vocals, guitar and horn-section work over the boogie beat!

One of my very favorite compilations these days is this circa 1946-1951 collection of be-boppers, proto r'n'b rave-ups, big hornmen and jump swing. This is a fine, fine collection that highlights the great music that Central Avenue in Los Angeles...

"Finally gathered in one place, here are all five volumes of this groundbreaking series of British psych and freakbeat compilations, in a numbered, limited edition. Boasting no fewer than 82 classic tracks, the set spans established classics by...

Great, wide-ranging collection of music from Cuba. This casts a huge net across what we think of as Cuban or Latin music, some of it being what you would expect and much of it being hugely suprising.

"Part of Luaka Bop's Cuba Classics series...

Fantastic heaping helping of blues from Motor City, 1938-1954, Detroit wasn't as famous of a blues town as you might expect from all the talent there and this collection gives you the very best from that city during the time period.

An amazing price on this 14 track/14 artist anthology of women guitarists. Definitely a good number of names that guitar fans have heard of: Wu Man, Sharon Isbin, Patty Larkin, Memphis Minnie, Mimi Fox, Kaki King, Ellen McIlwaine, Badi Assad, Alex...

If you love/follow jazz of the 40s, you eventually end up here, if you didn't start here: with an appreciation and understanding of how the Hispanic (mostly Cuban, but others as well) residents of NYC mixed with the emerging boppers in the 40s and came...

Very limited stock of this title at 45% off the usual price!
"Honest Jon's has prepared a series drawing on some of the earliest recordings in the EMI Hayes Archive -- recovered from more than 150,000 78s -- staggering music from Iraq, Turkey...

"Virtuoso musicianship? Complex keyboards? Wild guitar? Shifting time signatures? Bizarre lyrics? All are present and correct on this scorching new collection of British prog rarities, culled from 16 of the most collectible albums in the genre...

Honest Jon's Records presents a tribute album to UK folksinger Lal Waterson, with tracks specially commissioned for this release. Lal Waterson was a member of The Watersons, a key 1960s precursor of Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span. Migrating Bird...

Uncle Steve is once more trying to expand the horizons of some of his little charges... This is an excellent 14 track album of traditional music from Latvia, from the former Soviet Union. "The songs collected here, played on traditional zither, bagpipes..

Great price on this 3 CD box of just marvelous blues performances by some of the greatest names who were still alive and kicking at the time they were recorded; it doesn't get much better than Misssissippi John Hurt, Son House, Skip James, Muddy Waters...

Great price on this nearly 2 hour set featuring tracks from many of the bands who played at Progfest '97 in San Francisco. This includes the John Wetton Band (doing two U.K. songs), Le Orme (doing Felona e Serona!), Arena, The Flower Kings, Spock's...

"A lot more interesting than the first volume. From the odd spoken word pieces by Ken Nordine and Del Close, to the creepy Christian puppetry of Marcy and the odd transfiguration of nursery rhymes into a horror soundtrack on Les Baxter's "Terror" it...

While they last, this is $6.00 (1/3rd off) the usual price!

This is a collection of interpretations of songs by various Italian artists of works by Stormy Six. There is almost no information about this album on the web and what little there is...

Fine compilation (with a sprinkling of previously unreleased material as well) from the Vanguard catalog of 1960s and 1950s recordings. The set is divided into 3 sets: "Folk Blues", "Delta & Country Blues" and "Urban Blues". Some (not all, but a good...

2nd and best of 2 albums by this very good, DC based jazz/rock band, who use saxes, trumpet, guitar, bass & drums. The saxist is Mark Gilbert, formerly of Chainsaw Jazz. Influenced by post-1970 electric Miles, AACM & the harmolodic school, at their bes...

Out of print for years and at a great price!

Their 2nd release & final release.

"Originally released in 1984, Video Aventures was the brain-child of Dominique Grimaud and Monique Alba. After releasing an EP, Musiques Pour Garcons et....

Released on Proper, a great UK label who do an amazing job in terms of packaging, presentation and especially in terms of sonics. This is fun, proto-rock 'n' roll/rhythm & blues, basic repertoire material.

"Great compilation of 40's big band...

"Violeta de Outono´s seventh studio album, "Volume 7" brings a totally renewed sound, featuring Hammond Organ and analog timbres. Recorded live in the studio, this album introduces new members Fernando Cardoso (keyboards) and Gabriel Costa (bass) along...

Doc Watson with just an acoustic guitar and his voice, captured very early in his career in 1962-63. This is great American roots music, pure and simple.

"In recent years Doc Watson, whose contributions to American roots music have few equals...

A great price on a classic, early, vital electric jazz/jazz-rock album. Still a great listen nearly 40 years later!

"Here we have the free-floating, abstract beginnings of Weather Report, which would define the state of the electronic jazz/rock..

A great album available for $10.00 (over 40%) off the usual price, while these copies last!

Originally released 20 years ago and then immediately deleted, I've had this for years and am very happy to be able to offer it. Recorded live directly...

When I went to London in 1977, I saw the Mike Westbrook Brass Band play on the street and they were amazing. I came back from that trip a huge fan and tried to find as much as I could by this great British composer and musician - one of the original...

Since the mid 1970s or so, this great English composer and big band jazz leader has been working with smaller groups and performing a mix between jazz and theatre (sometimes dubbed 'jazz cabaret')...

Led by Ryan Miller (guitar and keyboards) and joined by Michael Dillon - drums and Rick Fitts - bass and based out of Portland Oregon. They are a young, modern, avant/psych/brutal-prog-type ensemble who have toured with groups like Behold the Arctopus...

Excellent new instrumental fusion release on F.E.S./Laser's Edge. On this live album, Woodenhead combine their usual quartet lineup of keyboards, guitar, bass and drums with a very special addition: The Trombones From Hell, a 3-piece trombone section w...

"This documentary, featuring interviews with some of the most notable names in modern music (Byrne, Clinton, etc), captures the life and sounds of Bernie Worrell: the overlooked and eccentric musical mastermind who has been compared to Beethoven...

This is a 20' CDEP which Robert recorded at home on 4 track in 1992. Keyboards, percussion, vocals, etc. Obviously not a 'major' work, but a very personal and also completely enjoyable minor one that fans will treasure.

While they last, this is 1/3rd off the regular price.

Famous, unreleased radio experiment that showed Robert working in the studio and creating. Not a major work by any means - it's a artist playing with the canvas and thinking and creating....

"Min Xiao-Fen plays the pipa, a four-stringed Chinese lute held in a vertical position. Since her move to the United States in 1992, she has divided her performing time between the traditional repertoire and improvised sessions with avant-garde...

Fun documentary with some truly great archival footage (although not enough of it is complete songs - but enough of it IS complete songs to warrant getting if you are a fan); best of all is an amazing four song, complete performance by the Yardbirds, reco

This double CD set compiles early BBC recordings from the band's earliest years from the time of their first two albums, and with the original lineup of Jon Anderson-vocals, Tony Kaye-organ, Peter Banks-guitar, Chris Squire-bass and Bill Bruford-drums....

Captured in Las Vegas while touring in support of The Ladder", "House Of Yes" captures a mix of Yes classics, along with more recent compositions. The Yes lineup for this show consists of: Jon Anderson (vocals), Steve Howe (guitars and vocals), Chris S...

2003 remastered edition with liner notes, unseen photos and bonus tracks. For their 3rd album, Yes truly became "Yes", with the arrival of Steve Howe. This lineup didn't last long, because they decided to dump organist Tony Kaye for 'keyboard wizard' R...

Many older progressive fans will remember Riccardo for his instrumental, acoustic guitar-oriented albums from the mid 70's onward. This was his second album and is probably his best known work, and his classical, acoustic and electric guitar work, with...

One of the inventors of Tropicalia (and always one of the weirdest/oddest of them, he was quite little known outside of Brazil (and not that famous there either) until about a decade ago when David Byrne released a pretty terrific compilation on Luaka...