Oliver - Good Morning Starshine- The Best Of. CD. (Label: Taragon, Cat.No: TARCD1104)
The greatest hits of this legend of easy listening and sunshine pop all assembled for the first time on CD. Oliver (for 'twas he) was of course known for his rendition of the title track (which came from the hit show 'Hair') but also recorded many folk rock and country rock ballads, songs by Rod McKuen ('Jean' being a particular favourite) and his own compositions such as 'Young Birds Fly' and 'Buddy' show the kind of music he wanted to create: complex, orchestrated, sometimes dramatic adult folk-pop similar to that of Bob Lind. There are also tracks here that result from his collaborations with Lesley Gore, which should have reached a larger audience had the world taken him more seriously. Still, he's a legend to us lot in the know. Grab this and find out why!!
Re-issue of Enrico Simonetti & Goblin's impossibly rare score for the cult Italian early seventies TV drama "Gamma". His latin tinged tracks blend remarkably well with the darker themes of prog rockers Goblin; the restored sound quality makign this one of the last Goblin collectables. Twelve tracks in all.
Erik Satie - Socrate / Mass For The Poor / Piano Pieces. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM130CD)
Out of print for five decades, these recordings of Erik Satie's beautiful symphonic dramas are restored andreleased digitally for the first time. The twenty two tracks here represent some of the best classical avant garde recordings of the twentieth century. Fans of John Cage, Gary Numan, Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and Frank Zappa should recognise some of his works as they have covered the great mans work, someone who has deservedly achieved an international fan base.
Harold McNair - The Fence. CD. (Label: Hux Records, Cat.No: HUX095)
Jamaican born Harold McNair was one of the unsung heroes of the second generation of British modernists. His Parkeresque alto, Rollins-influenced tenor and truly unique flute playing astounded the London jazz scene in the early 1960s.His flute was heavily featured on the soundtrack for Ken Loach's film ‘Kes’, as was his tenor saxophone on the original 1962 soundtrack theme from ‘Dr. No’. Also, In addition to playing flute on most of Donovan’s 1960s albums, he was a founder member of ‘Ginger Baker’s Airforce’. In fact, the roll-call of his associates represents a golden age of musical interaction. Davey Graham, Blossom Dearie, Jon Hendricks, John Martyn, Magna Carta, Don Partridge, John Cameron and Alexis Korner all benefited from McNair’s versatility until 1971 when his career was cut short by lung cancer at the age of just 39.McNair’s 1970 LP, ‘The Fence’, has always been a much sought after rarity amongst collectors. Now digitally re-mastered, this reissue features liner notes and period photographs by Val Wilmer.
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
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Sex Pistols - An Alternative History. DVD. (Label: Demon Vision, Cat.No: DEMONDVDM014)
Brand new documentary, concentrating on one of the seminal punk bands rise and fall, coinciding with the thirtieth anniversary of Never Mind The Bollocks. The acclaimed pistols biographer Alan Parker has put the piece together; it features interviews with Glen Matlock, Malcolm McLaren (a new interview in which he claims he never wanted to make the album in the first place!), Steve Diggle, George X, Steve "Roadent" Connelly and many more. 100 minutes / PAL / REGION 2/ Stereo sound.
The original soundtrack of this Dr. Seuss has been out of print for decades, this is it's CD debut. Seuss was responsible for the story,screenplay, and lyrics to a truly astonishing surrealistic children's fantasy film. A genuinely psychedelic pre-sixties film, the soundtrack (the originals are impossibly rare) is perfectly matched to the trippy images on screen.
A nalbum perfect for Ennio Morricone fans, who played trumpet inthe extraordinary Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza from 1965 when it was founded by composer Franco Evangelisti. These lengthy improvised sound collages are challenging to listen to but have their own beauty and are of serious historical importance. Traclisting: EFLOT, SCRATCH, SETTIMINO and SOUP.
Nino Rota - Felini Masterpieces: La Strada / Nights Of Cabrina. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM123CD)
Thirty four track album celebrating the artistic partnership between film director Federico Fellini and composer Nino Rota, one of the most productive and enduring in cinema history. These are the original mono soundtracks recorded in 1952 and 1956 respectively for the Oscar winning films La Strada and Nights Of Cabrina : the same recordings that are used on the films and both are long out of print in any format.
Laurie Johnson - TV And Film Themes, Concert Hall And Military Works. 3-CD. (Label: Demon / Edsel, Cat.No: EDSD 2017)
Laurie Johnson is responsible for some of the best loved TV themes of the 60's and 70's. the slipcased 3 CD set has been compiled, annotated and remastered from the master tapes by the man himself. The first disc is dedicated to his incidental work on The Avengers. Disc two features the themes to The Professionals, Animal magic, Dr Strangelove, This is Your Life and many more. Disc three is dedicated to some of his adventurous works for military bands. Package includes photos and memorabilia from his own archive.
Control OST - Various. CD. (Label: WARNER BROS / CINRAM, Cat.No: 5144244782)
Eighteen track CD soundtrack album to Anton Corbijn's motion picture Control, the story of Ian and Deborah Curtis. A friend and contemporary of Joy Division in the late Seventies, Corbijn is responsible for some of their most iconic photographs. In 1988 he directed a video for the band's 'Atmosphere' as a requiem to Ian. Featured here are tracks from the era by Joy Division, David Bowie, Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols, Roxy Music, a cover of "Shadowplay" by the Killers and three new songs by New Order, the last tracks recorded with Peter Hook before he walked out.
Soundtrack to the new Cobain biography feature film. Journalist Michael Azerrad initially recorded over twenty five hours of interview footage for his book: "Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana." These interviews form the basis of the film. Alongside audio clips from Azerrad's archive, this album features tracks that Cobain was known to have been influenced by or Nirvana covered: Mark Lanegan, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Mudhoney, Creedence Clearwater Revival, R.E.M, Arlo Guthrie, Bad Brains, Lead Belly and more.
Jonathan Whitehead might be unknown by many, but he has created scores to many of the best British TV comedy series of the past ten years. His recent work includes the themes to Brass Eye, The Day Today, Black Books, Nathan Barley, Smack The Pony and I'm Alan Partidge. His work on the ground breaking medical comedy series Green Wing won the Best Musical Score gong at the Royal Television Society awards in 2005 and was nominated for a BAFTA in the same year.
David Bowie - The Buddha Of Suburbia. CD. (Label: EMI, Cat.No: 500 4632)
"The Buddha Of Suburbia" was David Bowie's 19th full studio album. It has been unavailable for many years. Only the title track of the album was actually featured in the series, and Bowie has cited the album as one of the most enjoyable projects that he's been involved with.