Jaki Whitren - Raw But Tender. LP. (Label: Sunbeam Music, Cat.No: )
180 gram vinyl version from the possessor of one of the finest voices of her generation, Jaki Whitren was just nineteen when she recorded this soulful collection of country-tinged folk-rock in 1973. Featuring members of Matthews Southern Comfort and Fotheringay, as well as guitar legend Albert Lee, making it an essential purchase for fans of classic singer-songwriting. "With all the recent fuss surrounding Gap model Joss Stone, you could be forgiven for assuming no gutsy female British teen had ever recorded an album before. But at just 18 Jaki Whitren was signed to CBS and made one of the most impressive debuts of the time" - Record Collector. Due In: 25/12/2007
Prince - The Glory Years - A Documentary Review. DVD. (Label: , Cat.No: )
Prince is perhaps the most original and innovative artist to have emerged over the past 25 years and he continues to release startling new material and sell out electric live shows at an alarming rate. It cannot be denied that it was during the 1980s that this maveric performer's star shone brightest. Prince - The Glory Years is a documentary film which reviews and re-captures this golden decade and with the aid of his friends, colleagues fellow musicians and other notable contributors it helps discover why Prince Nelson simply stole the 80s music scene as his own. Features live and studio footage. NTSC Region 0.
Claire Hamill - The Minor Fall, The Major Lift: The Best Of. Dble CD. (Label: ESOTERIC, Cat.No: ECLEC 2024)
The first ever compilation album of one the UK's finest female singer songwriters, covering her work for Island Records, Konk and the classic new age albums and beyond! Thirty five track, including: "Warrior To The Water", "Blue", "Urge For Going" and "Celluloid Heroes."
Chad & Jeremy - Now & Forever. Dble CD. (Label: Acrobat, Cat.No: ADMCD5013)
2-CD set featuring the great classics form the height of their career
Patti Smith - Under Review. DVD. (Label: Sexy Individual, Cat.No: SIDVD529)
With rare and previously unseen performance footage, rare film, interviews with Patti Smith and with those who know her best, location shoots and lengthy contributions from friends, colleagues and esteemed experts, this program closely examines the astonishing music she has been making through three decades. It also includes interviews with her first publisher and biographer, Victor Bockris; her ex-songwriting partner, Blue Oyster Cults Albert Bouchard; engineer on Horses, Frank DAugusta; producer of Radio Ethiopia, Jack Douglas; engineer on the Easter sessions, Shelly Yakus; author of Horses and the Remaking of Rock n Roll, Mark Paytress, English music journalist and author.All regions DVD
irst three songs on this album are as good as anything ; Trimble’s music is an utterly unique blend of melodic songwriting, gorgeous high vocals, overwhelmingly echoey and warbly production, synthesized guitar and fuzz guitar, and it’s mesmerizing and life-changing. Side two was recorded a few years earlier and is simpler in terms of production, but the songwriting is equally good. Over the years it has become apparent that this album has aged very well and is every bit as good as the more heralded second album. Trimble’s music is utterly timeless, utterly distinctive, and utterly beautiful. (Acid Archives) 3 bonus tracks.
Ian Matthews - Tigers Will Survive. CD. (Label: Water Music, Cat.No: WATER210CD)
1971 found former Fairport Convention lead singer Ian Matthews not only extremely prolific but surprisingly consistent. Tigers Will Survive, originally released on Vertigo in November of that year, is no exception. Featuring backing from British band Quiver (which included Bruce Thomas, later of the Attractions, and Tim Renwick, who played with David Bowie among others). Tigers Will Survive, as was Matthews' style, is a brilliant collection of originals and choice covers (including Eric Andersen's classic "Close The Door Lightly When You Go" and an a capella version of The Crystals' "Da Doo Ron Ron". Mellow folk-rock jams of the highest order.
Eric Bell - Irish Boy. CD. (Label: Angel Air, Cat.No: SJPCD255)
Eric Bell is forever linked to This Lizzy and the "Decca Years" where he brokethe mould with his arrangement of "Whisky InThe Jar".Today Eric spends most of his time playinglive in UK and Ireland exploring the blues'Irish Boy' was recorded in 1998 and neverbefore released in the UK with its hauntingmelodies and gripping Blues/Rock..Amaster at work. Due In: 14/01/2008
Tom Lucas - Lifeboats. CD. (Label: New Fate Productions, Cat.No: )
Previously unknown second album by this US underground singer songwriter originally issued in 1983. The tight band is well produced and giving the record a high quality sheen without compromising its grittier strengths. Musically it bears some comparison with US singer songwriters such as early Bruce Springsteen or Neil Young or even Lou Reed! At times he veers off in experimental directions that really surprise. Lifeboats is filled with songs that make some deep political and social observations gathering dark emotional depth from some excellent piano arrangements and tasteful guitar solos. An entertaining second shot now officially reissued.
The first reissue of this seminal album, "Chain", originally released in 1989, by a performer with genuine cult status as an outsider pop genius, Paul Haig. The CD front cover features the original sleeve, the wonderful portrait photograph of Audrey Hepburn by Angus McBean. The CD booklet includes a discography featuring all of his front coverimages and sleeve notes contributed to by Paul Haig. The album features 5 bonus tracks: Something Godd (10" mix), Over You, Free To Go, Ideal Of Living (remix) and The Last Kiss.
Country Joe McDonald - At The Bordeline 18th April 2006. Dble CD. (Label: Rag Baby Records Co., Cat.No: )
Wonderful double CD set in a limited edition of 1000 copies that captures a solo Country Joe running through the best moments of his 40 year career. His voice is unspoilt and this album has the same feel as the Incredible! Live! Album in that it is performed in front of an intimate audience and Joe is on top form and in great humour. The set features numerous classics, many from the CJ and the Fish era, including "Rock Coast Blues" "Section 43" "Here I go Again" "Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine" and others. Pretty much an essential purchase for fans of this man's music!
Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II. CD. (Label: Reprise Records, Cat.No: 9362499171)
Neil Young continues his recent flood of creativity that has yielded the widely acclaimed albums 'Greendale', 'Prairie Wind' and two 'Living With War' sets. Produced by Neil Young with Niko Bolas at Feelgood's Garage studio near Redwood City, California, Young is backed by Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina, pedal steel guitarist and dobro player Ben Keith ('Harvest', 'Comes A Time', 'Harvest Moon') and bassist Rick Rosas ('Freedom', 'Living With War', 'This Note's For You').
Edwin Starr was an integral part of the soul, Motown and dance floor scene from the mid 50’s until his untimely death in 2003. With a string of major UK hits to his name including S.O.S, Twenty Five Miles, War, Happy Radio, Contact and I Have Faith In You, Edwin Starr remained a hero on England’s Northern Soul circuit, where his energy and dedication to delivering a quality performance was greatly appreciated.Here on DVD , narrated by Edwin himself together with valued contributions from Lillian Kyle (Edwin’s Manager), Angelo Starr (his brother and leader of the band) and Ian Levine (top Northern Soul DJ and songwriter). This 108 minute music rockumentary weaves the tale of Edwin Starr’s life through music and words, from his early Motown days to the UK disco and Northern Soul scene, from Wigan Casino to the Twisted Wheel.. Tracks:Twenty Five Miles,War, I Get The Sweetest Feeling, My Girl, Let’s Stay Together, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Backstreet, S.O.S, (Stop Her On Sight) I Have Faith In You, Headline News, Time Darling, Darling Baby, Where Is The Sound, Smooth Contact, Happy Radio. Region 2, Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Full FrameSound: Dolby DigitalRunning Time: 108 minutesMain Language: English.
Roger Whittaker - Live - Greatest Hits. DVD. (Label: Wienerworld Ltd, Cat.No: WNRD7022)
The musical world of Roger Whittaker is full of gentle, folky melodies and well-crafted songs that have found a fanbase that covers many different generations of music fans. This live concert features some of his best songs, all recorded in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 7, 1989.Full Frame -1.33.Audio:Dolby Digital 2.0 - English.Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround - English.DTS 5.1 Surround