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!!
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
Meic Stevens - An Evening With Meic Stevens. CD. (Label: Sunbeam Music, Cat.No: SBRCD5039)
On July 24th 2007 the man they call ‘the Welsh Bob Dylan’ played his first London gig in over three decades at the legendary Half Moon and Sunbeam Records was there to capture the auspicious event for posterity. Backed by his long-time band, he treated the audience to classics from his much-loved late 60s EPs and legendary Outlander and Gwymon LPs, as well as more recent material. Ranging from fragile ballads to out-and-out psychedelic rock, the set is issued here for the first time and captures a master singer-songwriter at the top of his game.
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."
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.
Davy Graham - Broken Biscuits. CD. (Label: Kudos, Cat.No: LC005)
Recorded over the past two years, his 2007 "Broken Biscuits" offers 16 tracks, and features 9 new Graham compositions alongside arrangements of traditional music from all over the world. It represents Graham's first substantial recorded work since 1979's "Dance For Two People."
Tom Waits - Under Review 1983- 2006. DVD. (Label: Sexy Individual, Cat.No: SIDVD530)
80 minute documentary DVD, which looks at this extraordinary musician and performer’s music during that period. After Waits’ marriage to Katherine Brennan in 1980, his music became more experimental, challenging and left field, but without any compromise of his craft the songs were better than ever. Through album after album during the 1980s, the 1990s and the 2000s, Waits stunned his audience time and again.This program looks again at these records, and the man who made them, and in doing so provides the most enlightening, revealing and downright entertaining Tom Waits documentary yet to emerge.
recorded live at The Folkus Folk Club in Nottingham in 1966 in the first flush of their success with both audience and performers hardly able to catch their breath. This recording only came to light in 1999, 33 years after it was recorded and is astonishing in it’s fire and clarity. Many of the songs they performed that night were to be found on those early MARTIN CARTHY albums, but on stage the interplay between Martin and Dave virtually re-wrote all the material.
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.
1 COPY LEFT of the rare and long deleted white vinyl edition with 7" single of the 2006 album from the magnificent UK progressive, folk rock band Circulus - A psychedelic band with a medieval twist on a quest for the new.
Albert Hammond - When I Need You / Somewere In America. CD. (Label: B.G.O. Records, Cat.No: BGOCD782)
From 1977 and 1982 respectively come two more albums from acclaimed singer/songwriter Albert Hammond. With tracks co written by Hal David, Carole Bayer Sager, the title track becoming a hit for Leo Sayer and "To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before" becoming a future hit for Willie Nelson, it is a minor mystery why this cracking album failed to sell. Digitally remastered and slipcased, the booklet features new notes by John Tobler with help from Albert Hammond himself.
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').
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