He and Vincent Crane had just reformed the band and had negotiated with EMI a licensing deal for a newalbum.Straight after its release 1980 they made a move toPolydor who released two three track singles(included here as bonus tracks in their entirety) in1981 and 1982.A new album was required to back up the singles dealand John spent nearly 9 months writing and recordinghis songs for that killer album. Sadly Polydor 'passed'after the lack of single chart success and the albumnever saw the light of day until now Mastered under the watchful eye of Du Cann frommasters supplied by him. Informative sleeve notes written by Joe Geesin with rarephotos/memorabilia supplied by Du Cann. Due In: 08/02/2008
Baumstaum - Dreams Of Yesterday. CD. (Label: , Cat.No: ST109)
2004 recording by legendary German heavy psych rockers Baumstam, who had a classic heavy album out privately in the 70's called 'On Tour'.
Beggars Opera - Beggars Can’t Be Choosers. CD. (Label: Repertoire Records, Cat.No: REPUK1109)
CD re-issue of the album first released in 1979. This lively set of tunes was produced by the band’s lead guitarist Ricky Gardiner, and is performed by him together with Virginia Scott (keyboards), Pete Scott (vocals) and legendary session drummer Clem Cattini.
Beggars Opera - Sagittary. CD. (Label: Repertoire Records, Cat.No: REPUK1099)
Beggars Opera was once hailed as Scotland’s only classical progressive rock band. During their heyday in the 1970s, they released four splendid albums for the legendary Vertigo label and were celebrated for their electrifying ‘live’ performances. ‘Sagittary’ was the group’s fifth album, recorded in 1974 at the request of German label Jupiter. The line up included founder member Ricky Gardiner (guitar, vocals) together with newly recruited singer Pete Scott and Mike Travis, ex-Gilgamesh, on drums. The Operatic-ones romp through a selection of ten melodic and stimulating songs, such as ‘Something To Lose’, ‘World Crisis Blues’ and the sweetly titled ‘Smiling In A Summer Dress’. Expertly remastered superb sound.Due In: 26/11/2007
Stackridge performed to a sold out audience in Bath, England during April 2007 as part of theircommitment to touring the UK during that year. AngelAir were there to record this historic gig.The gig whilst being memorable for them playing alltheir popular songs also heralded the return to live performances of MUTTER SLATER who had always in the past commanded audience attention and participation. The fans were not disappointed.Classic English popular music. Due In: 14/01/2008
Blonde On Blonde - Rebirth/Reflections On A Life. Dble CD. (Label: Acrobat, Cat.No: ACMCD5017)
The two albums capture a hugely intriguing fragment of rock history a significant chunk of the career of a band that was probably as good as most things that were happening at the time but who were never destined to make the big breakthrough they deserved.· giddy mixture of prog, hard rock, folk, psychedelia and straight pop·Original sleeve notes by Tommy Vance as well as further new information on the band·A growing cult surrounds this highly collectable band who co-incidentally played the Isle Of Wight Festival same time as the man from which they took their name Bob Dylan.Unavailable for many years in the UK.2 classic Ember albums.
Strapps - Live At The Rainbow 1977. CD. (Label: Angel Air, Cat.No: SJPCD253)
Mick Underwood started life playing with Ritchie Blackmore when both were in their teens. After a briefspell in The Herd he joined Episode Six (to play alongside Ian Gillan) then formed Quatermass leading him to form in 1974 Strapps.- a unique rockband.Sadly the band split in 1979 after releasing some 4albums and recording a packed out concert at TheRainbow which has never before been released with themasters having been kept in Mick’s tape archives all theseyearsMick joined Gillan after the demise of Strapps andachieved worldwide success as part of that group. Had hecontinued Strapps, with NWOBHM arriving a couple of years later they would have undoubtedly gone on to greater thingsInformative sleeve notes by Jerry Bloom Editor More Black Than Purple.Rare unseen band photos from Mick Underwood Due In: 14/01/2008
The first DVD of Finnish jazz-rock / proglegendTasavallan Presidentti will be released inNovember 2007 by Akbazar Oy. The packageincludes 80 minutes of powerful live-footagefrom groups last Six Complete-tour and 40minutes of fresh interviews as well as somerare archive material from BBC and FinnishBroadcasting Company.The live parts contain material from the laststudio album and dynamic versions of oldfavourites like Deep Thinker, Tis Me Tis You andLounge, The Bargain, Dance and Last Quarters from bands classic Lambert Landalbumending with delicious cover of Frank Zappa´s King Kong as an encore.
Pink Floyd - Studio Box Set. 14 CD set. (Label: EMI, Cat.No: 511 2672)
Pink Floyd released their first record for EMI in 1967, and to celebrate their 40th year as EMI recording artists we are proud to release the first ever boxset to contain all 14 of their studio albums.In a career that has seen them become one of the most legendary bands in history, they have released some of the most popular and enduring music of all time. From the early genius of Syd Barrett, through the stadium conquering albums of the 70's and beyond, few bands can claim a musical legacy equal to that of Pink Floyd.With the albums presented in the popular and collectable mini vinyl sleeve packaging, in a bespoke box featuring brand new Floyd imagery from long-time artwork collaborator Storm Thorgerson, the Pink Floyd studio album boxset is the definitive purchase for all Floyd Fans this Christmas.The Studio album comes with a 40th anniversary Pink Floyd poster printed onto cotton and available only with this boxset. Due In: 10/12/2007
Screw - Banks Of The River / Devil's Hour (10inch + CD With Psychede. 10". (Label: , Cat.No: )
Screw were an amazing UK 60s psychedelic blues quintet from south London whose chief claim to fame was their support spot at the Rolling Stones Hyde Park concert in July 1969. The group released no records during their brief heyday (1967-70) but Shagrat Records has unearthed the bands only two extant recordings along with a Screw related outtake "Psychedelic Harps". The two tracks on the 10" were recorded in May 1969 under the supervision of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason whilst the CD features a twin psychedelic mouth harp jam that was part of Screw's set. With nods towards Captain Beefheart, the Misunderstood and Free, the band featured Chris Turner (harmonica), Al Kinnear (guitar), Nick Brotherwood (drums), Stan Scrivener (bass) and Pete Hossell (vocals), and they played many gigs at the time including the Roundhouse, Eel Pie Island and the London Guildhall. A genuine lost band offering two killer, dirty acid blues tracks that will appeal to fans of late 60s UK freak rock ! Only 500 limited copies made with a detailed historical insert by Nigel Cross - who saw the band in the late 60s and also unearthed this piece of rock history! We recommended you pre-order to secure a copy.
Phoenix - Cantofabule. CD. (Label: Second Harvest, Cat.No: 413)
CD version of this highly collectable original Romanian pressing of killer Rumanian folk rock that is like an Eastern european Jethro Tull. Superb guitar work blends with early '70s synrths, traditional instuments and amazing voacl harmonies. A magical audio experience.Housed in a digi.
Pyg was formed in 1971, as a super group, by former Tigers vocalist Kenji ‘Julie’ Sawada. Made up of Sawada and former Tigers drummer Hiroshi Oguchi, plus ex-members of Group Sounds bands The Spiders and The Tempters
The release of this 1973 album marked a turning point for the band. They had a new label, Warner Bros, and had recently become global superstars. Still featuring the classic David Byron / Ken Hensley / Mick Box line-up, 'Sweet Freedom' attempts to take that genre-defining prog metal sound that they themselves had so recently helped to invent into uncharted waters.gatefold LP 180 gram
Exact vinyl repro (even down to the color Liberty label) of the collection of film music featuring contributions from both Damo Suzuki & Malcom Mooney.Can in the early days (pre1970) often made a living by supplying film producers with their moody melodies and sound collages.Includes "She Brings The Rain", the outstanding 15 minute "Mother Sky", "She Brings The Rain" and more.Very limited edition