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.
First time on CD for the one and only album by mid 70's Scottish teenyboppers - Dead End Kids which now comes with three bonus tracks. Booklet contains sleeve notes, original LP artwork (including repro of free colour poster!) plus many European picture sleeves; A positive Dead End Kids fest! Bonus tracks: "Lady (Put The Light On Me)", "Heart Get Ready For Love" and "Radancer."
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.
20 Scary Rockin Tunes out from the Past to keep you awake at Night.Limited Edition of 500 worldwide and pressed on slimy green vinyl. A SIDE1.The Ran-dells - Martian Hop2.Buddy Clinton - Take Me To Your Ladder 3.The Creatures - Take Us To Your President 4.Glen Mooney - Beep Alonia 5.Floyd Robinson - My Little Martian6.David Seville - Witch Doctor 7.The Zanies - The Blob 8.Betty Johnson - The Little Blue Man 9.Ziggy Gee - Igor's Chant10.Wes Bryan - Tiny Spaceman. B. SIDE 1.Sheb Wooley - Santa And The Purple People Eater 2.Bo Diddley - Bo Meets The Monster3.Sonny Day - Creature From Outer Space 4.John Zacherle - Dinner with Drac5.Bill Doggett - Monster Party 6.Lee George - Little Moon Men 7.Jimmie Haskell - We Get Messages 8.Dick Robinson - The Boppin' Martian 9.Bobby Please - The Monster 10.Tyrone A. Saurus & The Cromagnons - Monster Twist
Barney Kessel - Blues For A Playboy. CD. (Label: Five Four, Cat.No: FIVEFOUR25)
Rated as the best by John Lennon, Phil Spector, Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist Barney Kessel brought much needed innovation to jazz in the midfifties and quality to the exploding sixties pop scene. His CV is supidly rich with hits, having played on Pet Sounds, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", "I Got You Babe" and "Daydream Believer." This is a twenty track collection of recordings made in the early - mid '50s when he was a bandleader which show of his highly dextrous skills with his trusty piece of wood. As a bonus, the final four tracks are Barney playing the supporting role to greats such as Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Lester Young and Anita O'Day.
Buddy Rich - The Monster. CD. (Label: Five Four, Cat.No: FIVEFOUR26)
A selection of killer tracks by the one of the greatest drummers ever. These ten tracks feature studio performances by The Buddy Rich Ensemble with Oscar Peterson and Buddy Rich Quintet featuring Harry "Sweets" Edison and the great guitarist Barney Kessel. "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Easy Does It" and "Now's The Time."
Ringo Starr - Photograph - The Very Best Of Ringo. CD + DVD. (Label: EMI, Cat.No: 504 9342)
"Photograph" is the first-ever career and label spanning collection of Ringo Starr's best solo recordings, from 1970 to 2005. Featuring seven Top 10 hits, the package includes a 12 page booklet with liner notes by David Wild. The collectors edition is presented in a deluxe fold-out digipak and includes a DVD featuring 8 previously unreleased and rarely seen promo films and videos.
Quentin Crisp - An Evening With The Naked Civil Servant. Dble CD. (Label: Cherry Red, Cat.No: CDMRED 325)
After a more than a two-decade absence, These recordings of Crisp in New York in 1979 are available again. They originally arose as a result of the popularity of the film adaptation of the book The Naked Civil Servant, and capture one of 'Britain's stately homos' in garrulous form, delighting aninvited audience. Quentin Crisp was one of our most cherished satirists and commentators his flippancy, self deprecationand theatricality masked a fervent intelligence and a sharp eye for the detail of contemporary English life. Includes bonus 35-minute unreleased interview with Morgan Fisher from 1980.
Bobby Darin - Sings Doctor Dolittle / Born Walden Robert Cassotto. CD. (Label: Demon / Edsel, Cat.No: EDSS 1014)
His last album for Altantic Records and his first on his own Direction label are an interesting two fer one combination as they bookend a time of personal tragedy for the singer and represent two very different sides of his characrer. As the title suggests, Darin sings the Leslie Bricusse numbers from the Doctor Dolittle film in his amiable swing pop style. His next album (titled with his birth name) was completely self written in a caravan in Big Sur California during a time of reflection and rebuilding of his personal life. It his first folk protest album and shows off a hitherto unknown side to him, touching on the death of Robert Kennedy and the slave trade. Never released on CD before, this sought after album features rare photos from the era. Twenty tracks in all, including: "At The Crossroads", "Long Line Rider", "After Today" and "In Memoriam."
Brian Hyland - Country Meets Folk / Here's To Our Love. CD. (Label: B.G.O. Records, Cat.No: BGOCD759)
First time on CD for these early 60’s albums from Brian Hyland, digitally remastered and slipcased. Backed by a small combo of 12-string guitar, bass, and banjo, Country Meets Folk is Hylands response to the rising popularity of rock groups and singer / songwriters after the British Invasion of the early sixties and finds him flirting with country, blues and folk. The change in the market had forced Hyland and his contemporaries to up their game, something which had benefitted the former pop star's albums despite the lack of consistant chart success after the Beatles and Herman's Hermits arrived on the scene. His creative renaissance continued with his next album Here's To Our Love.
Stunning boxed set comprising six highly collectable singles from the SUN label, faithfully reproduced on vinyl. This includes some of the labels most sought after titles, originals of which can change hands for £100+. This package includes full-colour, fold-out poster booklet with liner notes and annotation by Sun authority Trevor Cajiao of Now Dig This magazine, and comes with a gorgeous little 7" adapter! Disc: 1 1. Slow Down - Earls, Jack 2. A Fool For Lovin' You - Earls, Jack Disc: 2 1. I Walk The Line - Cash, Johnny 2. Get Rhythm - Cash, Johnny Disc: 3 1. Flyin' Saucers Rock 'N' Roll - Riley, Billy Lee 2. I Want You Baby - Riley, Billy Lee Disc: 4 1. Matchbox - Perkins, Carl 2. Your True Love - Perkins, Carl Disc: 5 1. Great Balls Of Fire - Lewis, Jerry Lee 2. You Win Again - Lewis, Jerry Lee Disc: 6 1. Sweetie Pie - Blake, Tommy 2. I Dig You Baby - Blake, Tommy
Roddy Jackson - Central Valley Firegirl. CD. (Label: Ace Fu, Cat.No: CDCHD 1161)
For the first, time the complete 50's recordings by this rock n roll piano-pounding screamer. Best known by aficionados for his brace of novelty-tinged Specialty 45s like "Hiccups", there was evidently more to him than that. Notably the fiercer numbers found here are the ones that never saw the light of day; the singer was originally groomed as a white Little Richard by the label’s Art Rupe and Sonny Bono largely due to the throat tearing numbers like "Juke Box Baby" and "I Love Her Just The Same" that he was capable of producing. A small but perfectly formed quintessential 50s wildman, a hugely underrated force.
Jackie Trent - The Magic Of. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM114CD)
Jackie was a major star both as a singer and as half of a songwriting/marriage partnership with Tony Hatch, and she topped the charts in 1965 with 'Where Are You Now'. her debut album "The Magic Of" is augmented here with her finest recordings from the latter half of the '60's to make making a total of twenty six tracks. Includes some serious rarities such as "7.10 From Surburbia", a few psychedelic tracks "Morning Dew" and her extrraordinary cover of "Such A Smal Love."