Fifteen tracks recorded live at the world famous Marquee Club which celebrated it's 25th anniversary in 1983. This DVD features performances from bands and artists that have performed at one of the longest established venues in rock history over that period, including Status Quo, Dr John, Marillion, Wishbone Ash, Man, Ian Matthews, Ten Years After, Osibisa and many more. Special features include interviews with Phil Collins, Dave Dee, Kenny Jones, Alexis Korner and Chris Barber, reflectingon their appearances at The Marquee. NTSC. REGION 0.
A superb unreleased album! At the end of January 1971, lead vocalist Linda Hoyle and Hammond organist Lynton Naiff quit Affinity. Remaining members made the decision to keep the name Affinity and to continue performing and recording and asked Vivienne McAuliffe lead vocalist with the Principal Edwards Magic Theatre to join the band. Her distinctive vocal style can be heard on this cool set of studio demos and full band rehearsals. Enjoy!
One of the earlier Vertigo releases in 1970, this UK band fronted by vocalist Linda Hoyle produced this fine example of funky progressive jazz rock, best represented by the marvellous 11 minute version of 'All Along The Watchtower' which contains some inspired guitar and keyboard work.8 bonus tracks are included on this beautiful CD including 'I Am The Walrus' and an amazing version of Carol King's 'Long Voyage'. Essential stuff.
The first nine tracks on this CD were recorded live at Ronnie Scott's club (in stunning sound quality) and include a brilliant version of "A Day In The Life" whilst the five bonus tracks were from a radio broadcast. All of these tracks were laid down during the period that Linda Hoyle was having an operation on her vocal chords.None of these tracks have ever been released before and to make this find even better the CD comes with fully informative sleevenotes from bass player Mo Foster with rare unseen band photo's in the 12 page booklet.
Affinity had its origins when three science students - pianist Lynton Naiff (studying mathematics), drummer Grant Serpell (studying chemistry), and double bass player John Morton ‘Nick’ Nicholas (studying physics and philosophy).These are early mid -60's sessions and contains 15 tracks and an 8 page informative booklet.
Never before released tracks dating from the 60's.Christmas Ball, December 1965 1. She’s Not There 2. I Feel Fine 3. It’s Good News Week 4. Mr Tambourine Man 5. I Saw Her Standing There 6. Hallelujah I Love Her So 7. Freight Train 8. Love Potion No99. You Like Me Too Much 10. Day Tripper 11. We Can Work It Out 12. Peggy Sue Got Married 13. I Can’t Get No Satisfaction 14. Yesterday 15. Bumble Bee16. Perfidia17. Another Girl 18. Summertime Blues 20. Get Off My Cloud 21. Sweets For My Sweet 22. Hang On Sloopy 23. Get Off My Cloud.Bonus Tracks Rehearsal, January 65. 24. Mr Tambourine Man25. Always Something There To RemindMe 26. You Like Me Too MuchRehearsal, June 65. 27. Perfidia28. Trains And Boats And Planes29. The Last Time Chemistry Society Party, December 65. 30. Hey You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away 31. Take Five32. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Unreleased album from Dagenham's finest, purveyors of an unusual mixture of new wave pop and prog rock. After touring with Queen, ELO and Van Halen in 1982, the band returned to the studio to begin work on AT2F. Splitting the next year, the progress in the studio would remain unheard until now! Mixed at Peter Banks own studio this ten track album also features am additional four bonus demos and run throughs from the sessions. Informative booklet with rare and unseen photos from the bands own archives.
The Essex new wave-prog-popsters recorded at a reunion gig in 1999, 20 years after their greatest chart success with 'Laser Love' Despite having no lyrical bias of any kind, the band have dedicated themselves recently to Christian causes and this concert formed part of the Greenbelt Festival that year. Contains two bonus unplugged tracks and sleevenotes from the band themselves.
Great album from 1970 chock full of nasty dirty heavy British blues rock. The kind of album to take you out back and vomit on your shoes. The band sprung from the line-up of Eyes Of Blue and would later evolve once more into Wild Turkey. Compareable to the likes of Red Dirt, Third World War and other dirty beggars.Contains bonus track "Freedom Train" (alternative version) Due In: 04/02/2008
Twenty two track album that chronicles the very early days of the psychedelic prog group that John Du Cann fitted in between his tenures with Attack and Atomic Rooster . The majority of tracks on this CD have never been released before in the versions featured and are drawn from acetates which John Du Cann has had in his personal collection for nearly 40 years. John has overseen the remastering and choice of all tracks.
As the title suggests, this is the ultimate collection of the cult UK late '60s heavy psych/prog band formed from the ashes of the Attack and Five Day Week Straw People. Over 2 CD's this contains their only album, related singles, demos, BBC Sessions and a whole bunch of live material, which have all been compiled and remastered by John Du Cann with, for the first time, excellent sleeve notes. Essential!
Here it is at last- the missing link betwixt the Attack and Atomic Rooster (John Du Cann obviously had a fixation with the letter 'A'). Originally recorded in 1968, the album was hacked to bits by the record company and never released in its original form- until now. This package features all ten original songs, two of which were left off because they were deemed too long, and in the original 'hard' mix which the public never got to hear. A true lost classic of heavy psych, remastered from the acetates found lurking in Du Cann's loft. Sleevenotes by Rich Wilson.
350 page book reviewing and a biography of every album / DVD the Angel Air label has released in it's ten year history. There is also a history of the label itself, the self proclaimed "Indiana Jones" of the music world that has rescued numerous classics from the past, dusted them down and rereleasing them with bonus material and detailed liner notes. Amongst the artists featured here are Mott The Hoople, Korgis, Atomic Rooster, Racing Cars, Stone The Crows, Go West, Maggie Bell and many more. 250 reviews in total.
The first ever release on CD for this overlooked 1980 album from then-reformed heavy organ rockers, featuring a power trio lineup of original guitarist/ vocalist John DuCann, much-missed organist Vincent Crane (also supplying bass with footpedals) and drummer Preston Heyman. The album finds them in a confident mood as, like so many of their contemporaries (Hawkwind, Tull, Heep, Humble Pie) who had suffered at the hands of punk, they had been given a new lease of life by the NWOBHM. Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks and informative sleevenotes from Joe Geesin.
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
These were the last ever live recordings from the classic line up of Du Cann, Crane and Hammond from the Marquee Club, London where they played regularly. This recording is drawn from the personal archives of the only living member John Du Cann. Play this loud, close your eyes and this CD comes as close as it can to attending a Rooster gig. Features a classic selection of tracks like "Death Walks Behind You", "Devils Answer","In The Shadows", "Watch Out" and 6 more.
Stupendous anthology of the final sessions of this psychy UK '60s act starring pre-Andromeda/Atomic Rooster guitarist John Du Cann. Seventeen tracks are included in all starting with unreleased, heavy psych-influenced material from 1968 and terminating sometime in 69 upon the formation of Andromeda. Stunning sound quality and featuring some early versions of tracks later re-recorded by Andromeda. Includes fully informative booklet detailing the complete history of the band / memorabilia etc.
From the archives of band member Mick Ralphs comes the first-ever release of a 1976 live concert featuring the classic Bad Co. line up.by the time their 'Burnin’ Through America' Tour reached Albuquerque, New Mexico on 3rdOctober 1976 they were now one of the Worlds biggest rock bands and were playing to sell out gigs across America. This 2 CD set features all the classics like "Good Lovin' Gone Bad","Run With The Pack" , "Shooting Star","Simple Man","Feel Like Makin' Love","Seagull","Bad Company",Can't Get Enough" and more. Mick has also supplied photos for the booklet from his personal archive.
Over 2 hours of footage featuring one of Ireland's/the world's greatest blues based guitar masters. His fast flowing, smooth style and, yes, his tendency to show off a little, make Torme's sound immediately recognisable and his fans will certainly be happy with this, his first, DVD release. Including live material and promo videos from his early days in Gillan right through his lengthy solo career, plus an interview with the man himself, discography, full artist history and profile.. Phew! A great addition to any collection. Region 0 PAL DVD.
Pete is a rock’n’roll legend and a veteran of the 60’s English pop scene. He has toured with the Beatles and Rolling Stones and released one of the first English psychedelic songs "Cold Turkey" (no relation to Lennon's classic) which is included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Ohio’s list of Psychedelic Classics.Guitarist and vocalist Peter Miller joined the OFFBEATS in the late 50’s but was lured away to join PETER JAY & The JAYWAKERS in 1961 who up until 1965 enjoyed immense popularity in the UK. He then went solo and in 1968 he released the aforementioned "Cold Turkey". In the early 70’s he moved to San Francisco where he continued to record and establish a very successful studio and The Audio Institute of America (an educational school for recording engineers) where thousands of students from more than 100 countries have been blissfully unaware that their Principial is Big Boy Pete! This album was recorded in the early 70’s and is released for the first time. Informative 20 page CD booklet with rare photos from Big Boy Pete’s personal archive.
This album is the first release by a band made up of old friends brought together by the catalyst, Maggie Bell who for the past 12 months has been performing at gigs andfestivals throughout Europe as BBQ.Even though the group goes under the name of Bristish Blues Quintet, it’s more like 'Rhythm & Blues Quintet' and draws strongly on the band members backgrounds inrock and blues (Miller Anderson ex ‘Keef Hartley, Zoot Money,’ Colin Allenex ‘Stone The Crows’ and Colin Hodgkinson ex ‘Spencer Davis’)Recorded live at The Ferry, Glasgow 2007 as part of BBQ’s UK tour.
Late 70's UK rock band featuring ex Medicine Head frontman John Fiddler and ex-Mott The Hooplers Dale Griffin, Overend Watts, Ray Major and Morgan Fisher. Only in existence for a year although they toured with Quo, AC/DC and Blue Oyster Cult (in the US). Were destined to be a footnote in rock's history but with this releasef hopefully they won't be. Contains an excellent version of Kim Fowley's "International Heroes".
This two hour DVD features the only footage ever recorded of the much loved band that were formed from the ashes of Mott / Mott The Hoople. Put together with the full agreement of all of the band members (Morgan Fisher, Overend Watts, Dale Griffin, Ray Majors and John Fiddler), this feature includes a much sought after nine track gig from Germany, five unplugged tracks by John Fiddler and bonus interviews with the group.
Back in 1987 there was a buzz about. A powerful rock’n’roll anthem was finding its way onto the radio, abreath of real music in a sea of synthesized pop. The vibe was that The Stones were back on form, and hadsneaked out their first decent single in the best part of adecade. The record was a welter of crashing riffs and Jagger - like whooping vocals. No doubt about it 'Mick’n’Keef' were back - but no...It was a solo project by sometime record plugger,manager, Rolling Stones tribute artist, jack of all trades Steve Elson, going under the name Broken English.This album never before released is their story, the Hitsingles, the album that was recorded but languished in the vaults for nearly two decades until now. A lasting legacy, a taste of what might have been. Informative 20 page sleeve notes written by Nick Dalton with rare unseen band photos
Buddy Miles started playing drums when he was 9 years old. He has performed with many artists including Electric Flag, Leon Russell, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Steve Miller, Albert King and is well known for his involvement with Jimi Hendrix in the Band Of Gypsies. Buddy Miles maintained a close friendship with Hendrix until that performer's untimely death. Hendrix is the inspiration for this live album, recorded in 1995 and includes wild versions of Bad Bad Misses - Knock On Wood - Red House - Come Together - Medley (Peter Gunn - Take Higher - Superstition) - Life Is What You Make It
Two albums on one CD. Flamenco guitarist and vocalist David Allen formed this critically acclaimed fusion progressive rock group in 1973 (one of the first of its kind from the West Coast.) Produced by Tony Visconti, this CD collects together their first two albums. Featuring Mary Hopkin, John Glascock (formerly of Chicken Shack), Roberto Amaral and Chris Karen. Includes: "Rememberances", "Stepping Stone", "Purple Fkowers" and "Retriando."
Special double CD set which includes the original line ups last album: 1974's The Gypsies and an album which has occupied David for the past 10 years and is now released for the first time: Widescreen. Their critically acclaimed fusion progressive rock group continues into the new millenium with this remastered and new album. Booklet includes rare unseen photos from David & Angela Allen’s scrapbook and informative liner notes.
A long overdue CD appearance for the first album from the Blockheads' versatile keyboardist, whose style ranges from jazz rock to funktified Latin pop to good old fashioned Cockney music hall rock and roll. Still leading the Blockheads to this day even after the death of the godlike Ian Dury, Chas's is a superior songwriter whose abilities first came to public attention on this album. The most famous track here is 'Ai No Corrida' (co-written by Yellow Dog frontman/ 'Under The Boardwalk' composer Kenny Young, and later covered by Quincy Jones) which has little connection with the film of the same title (Thankfully! Ouch!!): the album is boosted here by the inclusion of the bonus track 'Little Eva'. The lineup features such luminaries as Stackridge/ Walker Brothers/ Rock Follies drummer Peter Van Hooke (who later composed TV themes with Rod Argent), new age trumpet supremo Mark Isham and Brit jazzer Chris Hunter on tenor sax: a mouthwatering combination. Informative sleevenotes by BBC's Stephen Foster included.
CD recorded in front of an invited audience at the Private Music Club in Germany (where else?) in 2004, where the former Smokie frontman has always enjoyed his biggest success, almost to the level of Bryan Adams in the UK. Hear Chris lead his band (featuring It Bites alumni Bob Dalton and John Beck) through spirited acoustic renditions of both solo material and Smokie tunes as well as a set of covers. Alternatively listen to the bonus electric concert recorded live in Vienna, which delves way back into the back catalogue and shows the man still rocking out with a passion that this country seems to have sadly forgotten about.
Recorded live in 1994 by the same line up who had made the famous live album in 1971. Features "Those About to Die"," Skelington", "Tanglewood 63","Rope Ladder To The Moon" ,"Stormy Monday Blues" and "Walking In The Park". CD booklet notes written by Jon Hiseman.
Consortium made the UK Top 30 in early 1969 with "All The Love In The World" and over the next few years the band changed labels and recorded some very collectable singles maintaining the high vocal harmonies that first brought theband to the public’s attention.The album was recorded in 1975 shortly before the band broke up and until now has never been released. Lovers of harmony vocal pop should grab it with both hands!!
Ex Lurkers and Boys guitarist Honest John Plain and Darrell Bath of the Yobs team up for this fantastic live set from Holland in 1996. This Cd has never before been released and contains the best of John & Darrell's oustanding musical talent.
Not by a man called Dan, and not featuring any banjos!! Instead this was Springwater (remember 'I Will Return'?) mainman Phil Cordell emerging under yet another pseudonym (like Tony Burrows or Jonathan King but with talent) The single from the album , also entitled 'Dan The Banjo Man' went to No 1 in Germany TWICE, largely due to its usage as a commercial for orange juice. To those of us who grew up in Blighty this will remain an entertaining curio like Stavely Makepeace or Flintlock, but that should encourage rather than deter prospective buyers. First ever CD issue, with informative sleevenotes by Rich Wilson, and eight bonus tracks from the sessions.
Dave Davies needs no introduction to the legions of Kinks fans who have been familiar with his guitar playing and vocals for over four decades. This 2002 album signalled a welcome return and has taken its place as one of the best AOR albums released in recent years. This version features three live bonus tracks, including a version of the Kinks classic, 'Dead End Street'. A brilliant album from a heritage artist.
The first ever live album from Dave Davies, the phenomenally talented guitarist and songwriter (often credited with the invention of the heavy metal riff) who, despite living in the shadow of his brother Ray, has recorded several fine solo albums of artistic merit. This concert was organised in aid of (get this) The Soroptimist Of The Verdugos (that's a Human Rights charity to the uninitiated). The setlist includes plenty of Kinks material ('Til The End Of The Day' 'Picture Book' 'Death Of A Clown' and the ubiquitous 'You Really Got Me') as well as plenty of solo tunes and a cover of the Move's 'Flowers In The Rain'. Sadly there's nowt from his criminally overlooked 1983 masterpiece 'Chosen People' but either way it's still a fine set showing a master of songcraft doing what he does best.
Having delivered nearly four decades of musical satisfaction to his legions of "Man" fans Deke Leonard has decided it's about time to produce another legendary solo album. After 28 years (yes, 28 years!!) without releasing a solo album, Deke has released Freedom and Chains as an addition to his episodic and highly sought-after solo catalogue. These are few and far between my friends; a master performing his art. Comes complete with a 12 page booklet with sleeve notes written by Deke himself.
Never before released Desperado album from 1990. Now considered some thing of an '80's Rock/Metal classic, it features a super group line up of Twisted Sister's vocalist Dee Snider, Iron Maiden's drummer Clive Burr, bassist Marc Russell and Ozzy Osbourne/Atomic Rooster guitarist Bernie Torme. This eleven track album would have been essential listening had it not been for the arrival of "Grunge" Metal and the record company's decision to not release it as a result. Eleven track album that includes: "Hang 'Em High", "Son Of A Gun", "No Angels Here" and "Emaheevil" Sleeve notes by Joe Geesin.
2CD set brings together all the musical heritage of Dicken (Jeffrey Robert Pain) over the last thirty years. In 1975, he was fronting MR BIG (as their singer and songwriter)and playing a six week support of Queen on their A Night At The Opera tour of the UK. By 1977 "Romeo" was released and spent 10 weeks on the UK single chart reaching Number 4. Early in 1980 Mr Big were no more and Dicken had formed Broken Home who were recording their first album with Robert John "Mutt" Lange producing and achieving strong sales in Scandinavia and Germany with their albums "Broken Home" and "Life."
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
Having been a member of Them and Thin Lizzy, this second to none blues guitarist kept a succesful solo career going through the late seventies, eighties and nineties. Masterful playing and great vocals (from Bell himself) are in abundance here.. An absolute necessity for all Lizzy fans aswell as anyone interested in alternative approaches to the blues.
A late 70's act that developed out of that other seminal seventies heavy rock outfit, Warhorse. Nick Simper, original bassist for Deep Purple, joined with ex-Warhorse guitarist Peter Parks along with drummer Ron Penny and vocalist James Proops.This double CD includes both of the bands albums and in addition includes 4 bonus tracks not featured on the original albums making up their entire recorded output of the acts material.Detailed colour booklet rounds off the release.
A '60s psych classic unearthed! Featuring two ex-members of Procol Harum, Freedom sounded in places, similar to early Traffic adding a jazzy feel to their psych tinged rock. This is the soundtrack to the film "Nerosubianco" recorded in 1968 and features three bonus tracks. some of it, such as the opening "To Be Free" is pure 'Rubble Psych'... Great!
Originally released in 1969 this was the debut heavy rock album by the spin off from Procol Harum, formed by guitarist Ray Royer and drummer Bobby Harrison (who both played on Whiter Shade of Pale) A heavy acid blues trio sounding similar to early '70's Procol Harum or Traffic with flashes of late '60's psychedelia. Great keyboard work and some mean guitar breaks. 8 page detailed sleevenotes with photographs from the band's personal archives.
Third album from Procol Harum spin-off Freedom. Dating from 1972, it is a blend of UK poppy-psychedelia and prog-rock recorded as the latter was ousting the former as the chosen style of music. Sounding in places like Traffic, this was their final album before splitting up. Eight tracks including "Brainbox Jam", "Together" and "Ladybird".
Remastered version of his 1971 album from the UK band. Alternately psychedelic, jazzy and progressive, thisalbum deserved to reach a wider audience than they did. Led by two former members of Procol Harum, Freedom found success in Germany with a sound that appealed to a generation of rock fans.
Gary burst onto the scene in the early 70's as lead singer of Wild Turkey whose albums Battle Hymn & Turkey have become classics of the heavy rock genre of the early 70's. After performing with Rick Wakeman in the mid 70's Gary was fairly quiet till he hit the studio again to record this collection of AOR styled songs and his first ever solo album.
Live CD recorded for Radio Clyde at Glasgow Apollo, 6th November 1982 on the band's 'Magic' tour. Features 'Born To Kill' (you know, the one that goes "You take a piece of work, you join it to another piece of work. . . Etc) 'Trouble' 'M.A.D.' 'No Laughing In Heaven' together with the inevitable 'Black Night' and 'Smoke On The Water' - plus the added bonus of 'No Easy Way' and 'If You Believe Me' from Munich a year earlier. Everyone loves Gillan in Purple, but many miss the special chemistry and zany humour this band had. Here's a chance to relive it. Lineup is Gillan (well,, duh!), Janick Gers, Colin Towns, John McCoy, Mick Underwood. Never before released on CD: mastered by McCoy with sleevenotes by Jerry Bloom.
A concept album from 1999( inspired by the migratory patterns of birds) that was only briefly available at the time of release and helped to keep him in the spotlight after the days of Colosseum. A fascinating voyage of discovery that has stylistic similarities to such previous successful solo projects as 'Cactus Choir', 'The Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony' and 'From The Discworld'.
An 18 track CD, complete with 24 page full colour booklet, drawing on both Greg's days playing bass in Humble Pie and his solo efforts from the '70s up to his untimely death in 2003. Mighty fine stuff from one of the founding members of both Spooky Tooth and Humble Pie who Jerry Shirley once referred to as "the most respected bassist in all of England". This is the first ever anthology of Greg's work and includes some tracks never before released on CD and was also overseen by Greg's widow Patti. Musicians featured on this CD include: Steve Marriott, Peter Frampton, Jerry Shirley, Geoffrey Britten, Jools Cooper, Dave "Bucket" Colwell, Adrian Smith, Rick Wills, Todd Zucherman and Tea.
It was on 14th May 1977, in front of a full house at The Rainbow, Theatre, London that the Ian Gillan band were promoting the 'Clear Air Turbulence' album. What is presented on this DVD is an important chapter of an essential British Rock performer, whose successes have now spanned four decades.Bonus features include interviews with Ian Gillan & Ray Fenwick and 23 minutes of rare performance.Region 0 PAL disc.
Exploring many styles from Rock to Jazz Funk, this album is probably better known under its parent title, 'Clear Air Turbulence'. This version, recorded in Rockfield Studios in Wales, contains the original mixes and is now presented with bonus tracks and a 12 page booklet.
A re-issue of this lost 60's album including the singles "Anniversary of Love" and "Ice Man". In 1967 and 1968, Ice were a much touted but slightly mysterious recording band, constantly on the radio (including the famous John Peel show with Jimi Hendrix and Traffic), but seldom seen on television and never live. ‘Walk On the Water’ was the controversial track (disguised as ‘Walk Under Water’ for Radio One purposes) that was intended to be their second single and was eventually sidelined in favour of ‘Ice Man’.This re-issue also contains 12 bonus tracks which makes up the entire recorded output of this act. Lynton Naiff, Grant Serpell, Mo Foster and Linda Hoyle all later joined up as Affinity.
Reissue of now rare 1969 UK progressive rock album. This quartet, led by the guitar of Allan Holdsworth chisel out a fine line in home-grown laid back progressive rock. Similar to the quieter moments on the first two King Crimson albums. Includes a dreamy version of "California Dreamin".Original artwork has been used on the sleeve and inside the 12 page fully informative booklet their humourous first advirtisement slogan has been re-printed.
The Stackridge / Korgis singer's debut album from 1985, remastered and expanded with three bonus tracks. Available for the first time ever on CD, this sought after album came after the disbandment of the Korgis after worldwide success for the Beatles influenced Englishman. Bonus tracks: "You Made Me Believe", "How Do You Go? (feat. Eddie Reader" and "I'll Be Here." Infromative sleevenotes by Michael Heatley.
An album that actually began life in 1995, but has only surfaced now, from one of England's most underrated singer songwriters and a man who has influenced others in every style from folk to Britpop. Stackridge and Korgis frontman James Warren (we won't use the word 'former', as nothing is ever permanent or straightforward in their world) recorded the original version of this album for family and friends only in the 90s, but such was fan demand for it that he has finally made it available- with six original songs in place of covers which had previously been included, making it a quite fascinating package. Features Stackridge alumni Andy Davis and Rod Bowkett among others, and also includes a demo version of 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' which the Korgis took to the Top 10 in the late 70s during the skinny tie boom, and which was later covered by dance act Baby D (not to be confused with apocalyptic folk artist Baby Dee, signed to Durtro Jnana).
His first solo album in 4 years which offers nine new tracks (some of which have become live favourites) will be on offer to the massive fanbase that followed Akkerman since the days of Focus. A welcome return..
Best known Down Under, where he scored hits such as 'Screaming Jets' (so popular in that country a rock band named themselves after it) but previously a member of London-based glam yobs Bearded Lady (who recently resurfaced on RPM's "Glitterbest" compilation), Warman's output for Ringo Starr's label Ringo Records deserves some reappraisal, and this is what it's about to get with this CD (very first time in this format, too) reissue of his 1978 release, cut in the very same 'white room' that "Imagine" was recorded in, with the very same piano. This time you get eight bonus tracks, (mainly live) plus informative and comprehensive sleevenotes from Johnny himself. Trivia: musicians included here include former Staus Quo/Judie Tzuke drummer Jeff Rich, Procol Harum organist Pete Solley and jazzman/sessioneer/sticks for hire Frank Ricotti, Mr Ubiquitous himself in person!! A must for all rare glam/power pop collectors.
They say that behind every new wave/post punk act there's a prog past, and the Korgis are living proof. Formed out of the ashes of Bath loonies Stackridge by founders/songwriters Andy Davis and James Warren and drummer John Baker, the new act's style veered close to the intelligent "skinny tie" power-pop-punk peddled by the likes of Squeeze, XTC, Bram Tchaikovsky, the Jags and of course Elvis Costello, but with the dreamy Beatlesque edge the later Stackridge albums had aspired to. However, they achived the one thing their father band never did- hit singles. "If I Had You" and "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" (the latter covered by, well, everyone) both hit the top 20 in 1979/80 and are included here on CD alongside choice cuts from their three albums, unheard rarities and new material,selected by the band themselves.
The Korgis' roots go back to the late 70’s and Stackridge but over the past 25 years the band has enjoyed significant worldwide commercial success with hits such as "Everybody’s Got To LearnSometime" and "If I Had You".This album was recorded in the summer of last year for a film shoot and the harmonies and playing are breathtaking.
First released on Vertigo in 1971 this collectable album contains a fine set of songs carried by the great voice of Linda Hoyle. Backed by members of Nucleus and with Chris Spedding on lead guitar, rock and progressive blues are given equal prominence with originals and covers of songs by Laura Nyro and Nina Simone.
Previously unreleased material by this '60's UK swinging pop band who had a huge hit with "Everlasting Love". This CD collects together previously unreleased material and late '60's singles. Lush pop with harpsichords, soulful vocals and a modish backing. This could almost be Britpop before it's time! CD features CD ROM Video footage and booklet has detailed band info and photos etc.
Fantastic solo debut, from 1974, by the powerhouse vocalist from Stone The Crows. From the raunchy rock of "Caddo Queen" to the sensitive country treatment of "A Woman Left Lonely", Maggie's voice soars and growls in an honest gutsy soulful blues style.Album features guest musicians Barry Goldberg and the amazing guitar talents of Regie Young. New CD version that contains 2 bonus tracks.Fans of Joplin should definitely check this out!
After leaving Stone The Crows, Maggie put her gutbucket vocal talents to good use on two fine solo albums. This, the second, from 1975 includes a stellar backing crew with contributions from The Pretty Things and Led Zeppelin, a selection of specially written material and covers including rip-roaring versions of Free's "Wishing Well" and the Beatles "I Saw Him Standing There".
Hour and a half long live DVD. The mighty Maggie Bell and Midnight Flyer had just finished supporting AC/DC on their European tour.Their album Midnight Flyer had been released European Dates and they were plaing some dates of their own. Classic Blues rock. DVD extras includes four bonus live tracks with Taj Mahal and Albert Collins, an interview with Maggie and a history of the band by Keith Smith. NTSC / Region 0.
This is 1981 and Maggie Bell And Midnight Flyer have just completed aEuropean tour supporting AC/DC. Their album 'Midnight Flyer' has just been released on the infamous Swan Song label and they were now playing some European dates on their own including an appearanceat The Montreux Jazz Festival on 8th July1981.On the bill that night were also Taj Mahal and Albert Collins both of whom appear with Maggie on stage.Includes great renditions of 'Sweet Lovin’Woman','Poor Little Jimmy','Rough Trade', 'French Kisses', 'Too Much Love', 'Penicillin Blues'.
A larger than life rock outfit led by the man mountain singer Nicky Moore and big bald bearded bassist John McCoy (famed for his former years in chart topping Gillan). Only managing to release one album in their three years (86-89), McCoy has delved in his vaults to find these eleven unreleased tracks. This adequately shows off what the band, music and all the then hype were really all about. Included are alternative and early versions of known tracks and never heard songs. Includes: "Bet You Wish Too", "Political Animal (Alternative)", "Bad Times (Alternative)" and "Another White Mammoth on The M.1."
A bass player in G.M.T, Atomic Rooster, Mammoth, Sun Red Sun and McCoy, this double CD set is a celebration of the influential John McCoy. Featuring tracks from all of the bands he has appeared in, these thirty selections can only scratch the surface of the career of the archetypal shaven headed, goatee wearing rocker. In depth notes and unseen photos come from McCoy himself.
This is the album that completes the Medicine Head story as these are the recordings that until now have never seen the light of day from 1974/5. These recordings were lost in the mists of time, due to a never fully comfortable transition from a two man band into a conventional five piece group. And what a group! Fiddler and Hope Evans from the original Medicine Head joined by Rob Townsend (Family), Roger Saunders (Freedom) and George Ford (Cockney Rebel)John Fiddler has overseen the mastering of this never before released gem after providing himself the master tapes from his personal archives.
This set of Medicine Head greatest hits was performed during the summer of 2003 at a film studio in London. Having first entered the charts in 1971 with 'Pictures In The Sky', the band have continually enthralled audiences all over Europe and USA.
Forever etched on the record-buying public's mind as the two-man band with several hit singles, Medicine Head were actually a real powerhouse. This concert from The Marquee, London during June 1975 is classic rock/pop and blues delivered from the heart. Featuring John Fiddler, who has the instinctive knack for writing lyrics that go straight to the heart, with melodies that stick like glue.The original demo of "Pictures In The Sky" with the late great Keith Relf (Yardbirds) on guitar is included as a bonus track.
It's 1981 and Maggie Bell has joined forces with Dave Dowle (Whitesnake / Chapman / Whitney Streetwalkers) to form Midnight Flyer, a band she described at the time as "Good, healthy rock'n'roll". Fast forward to the present and the wonderful folks at Angel Air have seen to it that their one album does not disappear, releasing it here for the very first time on CD, remastered and coming with a 16 page booklet featuring rare unseen band photos and interviews with Maggie Bell, Dave Dowle and Mick Ralphs. Nice.
Best known for being a member of The Springfields, Mike's two solo albums were released in the early Seventies and included Rod Argent, Jon Lord, BJ Cole, Nigel Olsson and others. The music is mainly good-time country rock with the emphasis on the rock as well as some poignant looks at the recording industry. There are two bonus tracks with Sundance featuring Mary Hopkin on vocals. Hurst went on to produce Cat Stevens, Move, Marc Bolan and Spencer Davis amongst others.
Mike Hurst became a record producer when the Springfields broke up in October 1963. Now for the first time Mike has trawled through his enormous catalogue of tracks he produced independently and supplied 16 tracks for this CD which includes Episode Six, Colin Bluntstone, Eddie Hardin, Alan Bown and more. This great CD contains 12 page CD booklet with rare artist photos and comments track by track by Mike Hurst.
Mo Foster said "Musicians tend to loosen up in a club setting: away from the pressures of the studio or the concert platform they feel generally more relaxed, new ideas are tried, and they feel free to re-interpret old favourites."Live At Blues West 14" is proof of how correct that statement is. Most of the tracks on this album were recorded live in small clubs in the 90’s and the majority were recorded at Blues West 14, a small basement club in Kensington, London Classic Jazz / Fusion / Rock performed by masters of their profession.1. Hot Buttered Cats 2. Prelude-That Dream Again 3. So Far Away 4. Oh No 5. The Cry Of The Unheard6. Prelude-Blues SW19 7. Tricotism 8. Lets Go Somewhere 9. Tradewinds 10. The Four Susan’s11. The Importance Of Being Invoiced 12. Crete; Yet Another Visit 13. Blues For B&C
Re-issue of Mo's second album from 1990 with a bonus track. This was written to give space for the other soloists to work in - to create a backdrop for their own ideas. Featuring Gary Moore, Gary Husband, Iain Bellamy, Ray Russell amongst others.8 page colour CD booklet with rare unseen photos.
MOD CITY is a 'must-have' compilation of mod culture tracks drawn from 3 decades - 1962 to the mid-80s. Although there have been many so-called mod revivals, the music has long outlasted its 'fad' label. This CD features several bands who typify the genre, including Rupert And The Red Devils, from 1962, a blue-beat band popular on the London club scene at the time and the Teenbeats led by the charismatic singer Huggy Leaver who in 1979 had a huge hit in Canada with the Troggs' classic 'I Can't Control Myself'.This is an essential collection of mod-based material for both the dedicated fan and those new to the genre. Compiled by guitarist Ray Fenwick (ex-Spencer Davis Group,Ian Gillan Band) who also produced and played on many of the tracks, this CD contains 8 previously unreleased titles. Ray also provides enlightenment in the 12-page CD booklet with many previously unseen photos from his personal archive.
Rare 1973 progressive rock album somewhere between King Crimson, Yes and ELP with plenty of keyboard work. Featuring members from the Love Affair, Smile (pre-Queen) and Mott the Hoople. Morgan made this one album which has been much sought after by UK prog collectors.
1971 release from the boys which opens with the ferocious ‘Death May Be Your Santa Claus', its title pichedf from the song of the same titler by Second Hand. which really sets you up for one of Mott's heavier outings. The most amazing thing about the album is that none of the songs really change character. It's all straightforward hard rock, and one track, 'The Moon Upstairs' is oft cited as a blueprint for punk.. There is also an amazing cover of the Youngbloods' 'Darkness Darkness'.This remastered version contains 2 bonus tracks and expanded booklet.
The gig at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, England13th September 1970 was the fist ever attempt to capture Mott’s feral stage act on tape. Despite the positive outcome, these tapes ended up in Overend Watts' personal archive for over three decades and quickly moved into Hoople mythology. Recorded on The Who’s then state of the art portable eight track machine, the band blew the headline act Free off the stage and show the band engaging with the crowd, cajoling them and challenging them until they gave some sort of reaction. The seven track performance has been boosted with five songs from a gig on 16th February 1971 at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden. A definite for all Hoople fans.
Fascinating double disc set covering the far-reaching branches of the Mott family tree, from obvious connections like Hunter-Ronson and Bad Company to The Rats, The Doc Thomas Group, Silence, Les Norman & The Buddies (pre-Mott beat combos featuring Ralphs, Watts and Griffin) British Lions, the Ariel Bender and Verden Allen bands, and John Fiddler- although sadly no London or Steve Hyams. It's incredible to see how far Mott's influence has spread over the last thirty years- now one can see what made it possible. Also featured is Ralpher's original demo of 'Can't Get Enough' the song that caused him to leave and form Bad Company, several live renditions of Mott tunes hitherto unreleased (including the never-before- heard 'Can You Sing The Song That I Sing' and 'Chosen Road') and an informative 28 page booklet by Mott fanzine editor Keith Smith (not the jazz trumpeter/actor) and an introduction from Buff himself. It's a mighty long way down rock and roll. . .
Excellent collection of live favourites from one of the UK's premier rock'n'roll bands who made their name during the glam era of the early 70's. Tracks are drawn from the period between 1971 and 1974 and includes steller versions of "All the Young Dudes","Original Mixed Up Kid","Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll,"Sucker" and 8 more. All of these are accompanied by a highly informative 16 page booklet.
A full on performance from the bands first U.S tour, recorded in July 1970 and remastered under the supervision of Dale Griffen. Thirteen track album comes with four tracks from The Hoople's second U.S tour in June '71 and a bonus studio recorded track "Wreck Of The Liberty Belle" from 1969, supplied by Dale Griffen and unreleased until now. Coming from Overend Watt's personal collection, these gigs are a fascinating insight into the bands early days as an excillarating and vibrant live act, a non-plussed reaction from any crowd member was not tollerated. This album captures the beginning of a long and riotus carrer in Rock and Roll, absolutely esential for any true fan.
The band's second album 'Mad Shadows' (1970) saw the Hoople in a more sombre mood. Cutting out most of their humor and ratcheting up the volume, the group turns out seven songs that alternate between thundering rockers and heavy prog. This album is a thrilling journey into the darkside, simply because the band and producer Guy Stevens (Art) take you on a mad journey through fine moments like the rampaging "Walkin' With a Mountain" and the closing ballad "When My Mind's Gone." Any record with songs as strong as these is worth hearing, but only if you are mad enough to delve into this dark & unsettling work. This remastered re-issue contains 2 bonus tracks and a comprehensive 20 page booklet.
Debut album from 1969 which instantly gave them their first anthem with the pile-driving 'Rock and Roll Queen'. The album is wildly imaginative and invigorating, and that's enough to make this a fine debut with choice covers such as 'You Really Got Me' and 'Laugh At Me' (Sonny Bono).These touches revealed a band whose rowdy power was matched by humor, clever twists, and above all intelligence, all of these qualities stayed with them and the rest is history. This Guy Stevens (Art) produced album really has stood the test of time.
Mott's third album recorded in 1969 and released by Island in 1971 and featured a predominance of Mick Ralphs' songs and a couple of killer Ian Hunter ballads.The set contained the classic "Original Mixed Up Kid," and the group moved towards some interesting progresssive territory, like the string-drenched "Waterlow," the country-tinged "It Must Be Love," and the faithful reading of Melanie's "Lay Down." This set has been re-mastered and conatins 2 bonus tracks one being a cover of Mountain's "Long Red".
Guitarist Ray Russell, the bearded bloke out of Rock Follies, has been in some bands over the years- the Graham Bond Organisation, Georgie Fame's Blue Flames- and added his weight as a supersessioneer to albums by Art Garfunkel, The Bee Gees, Cat Stevens and several others. Mouse was the band he led in 1973- in a similar no frills style to Sharks, Southern Comfort (post Matthews) and Medicine Head, whose "All The Fallen Teenangels" is included here. This was their one and only album (originally released 1973) and is issued here for the first time ever on CD, with four bonus tracks previously unheard. Collectors have been known to pay over £80 on vinyl for said album, so grab the opportunity to hear it on disc with both hands, and hear the man who wrote the 'Bergerac' theme in full rockout mode.
Formed in the summer of 1977, this group can fairly be judged as a super (Bobby Harrison from Procol Harum, Freedom, Snafu, Tony Stevens from Savoy Brown. Foghat, Rock Follies,Midnight Flyer, Joe Jammer Olympic Runners and Jerry Frank, a session drummer extraordinaire). This is their ten track debut album, remastered and expanded with three bonus tracks; the bonus DVD features their six promo videos (produced by Thunderbirds Space 1999 etc Sylvia Anderson). First ever release on CD.
Sixteen track compilation album covering the dominant singer of The Kursaal Flyers' solo career from the late '70's. As confident, playful and earthy as his songs with K.F. Features a twenty page booklet written by BBC DJ Stephen Foster and track by track commentaries from Paul himself. Includes: "Mixed Me Up", "Radio Girl", "Cruisin' For Love" and "Boys Cry."
First-time CD reissue of 1980 album from former Spencer Davis Group drummer, leading a percussion-fronted fusion rock ensemble not dissimilar to those of his counterparts Keef Hartley, Aynsley Dunbar, Ginger Baker and Buddy Miles. Much sought after on vinyl for years, now available with three bonus tracks. Line-up is York, Mel Thorpe, Roger Munns, Steve Richardson: sleevenotes by Classic Rock/Record Collector contributor Michael Heatley.
Featuring drummer Mick Underwood from the original Quatermass, as well as former Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper and a guest appearance from keyboardist Don Airey, this is a fine set of hard rock originals which certainly don't disgrace the original band.
Live anniversary gig, filmed in Wales July 2006. Still heavily touring after thirty years of their unique rock funk. Performed in a packed Pontardawe Arts Centre, they are still a major draw. Bonus features includes two tracks performed unplugged, interviews, band history and more. Includes their massive hit: "They Shoot Horses Don't They?", "On Days Like These", "Lost Without You" and "The Time Has Come." DVD NTSC / REGION 0
burst onto the UK rock scene in1977 with "They Shoot Horses Don’t They" and 30 years later they remain in very good shape with UK’s gig goers and record buyers. Now a 2CD set from Racing Cars.CD 1 was recorded live on a wonderful summers evening during July 2006 to a sell out crowd in South Wales where the concert was also filmed for a DVD release. CD2 is the first time this album from 1981 has ever been released on CD along with a newly recorded bonus track.Racing Cars have plenty of laps left in them and as these two CD’s prove they remain one of the great British bands touring today.
Racing Cars return with their 6th studio album. Their unique blend of rock and funk is showcased on the brand new tracks which highlight the incredible vocal prowess of Morty. Track listing: "Wrong Road", "Love Down There", "Waving Not Drowning", "Hate To See A Woman Cry", "Bolt From The Blue", "Cuckoo Spit", "On Days Like These", "Whatever Sunday Brings", "Heart Of You", "Six Silver Strings."
Re-issued and expanded release for the man best remembered as the Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson, this compilation shows that there was much more to this mid to late '60s Hull band than that. The title track is a tour-de-force of English psychedelia with backwards tracks, phasing etc, whilst the rest of the tracks here showcase fine originals and cover versions from the bands career.This re-issue contains 3 bonus tracks from the Mick Ronson memeorial concert and a 20 page booklet
Ray Russell is the guitarist who you may not know by name, but you may well have an album in your collection that he appears on, as he has played with everyone from John Barry and Phil Spector through Alex Harvey and Maggie Bell to Tina Turner and Van Morrison. He was also, of course, the Little Ladies' bearded guitarslinger in the hit TV series "Rock Follies". However, this CD concentrates on his many compositions and performances fro the wonderful and illustrious (at least it used to be before the chavs took over) world of British television. Themes from 'Plain Jane' 'Grafters' 'A Touch Of Frost' 'A Bit Of A Do' 'The Alleyn Mysteries' 'Stay Lucky' 'The Precious Blood' and many many more are here- if you didn't know it was Ray before, you will soon!! Great bloke, great music.
The band formed in 1971 when guitarist RAY RUSSELL (who had previously worked with Georgie Fame And (the Blue Flames) colluded with the legendary singer ALEX HARVEY. Including rehearsals (with Harvey on vocals) of tracks such as "Wade In The Water" and "Ice Cold" along with live material recorded at Londons Goldsmiths College they provide a valuable insight into how the band arranged and performed their material in a live setting.
Filmed in concert in 2002 with his band the Short List they run through 2 hours of classic tracks like "Weavers Answer","Burlesque","In My Own Time" and more.Bonus features include interviews,the history of Roger Chapman & Family and interviews with the fans.Region 0 PAL disc.
Live set from 1982. Out of print for a helluva long time and now available on this double CD set, this was Chappo in 1982 at the time when his career was undergoing a kind of renaissance ( in part due to his appearance on the hit Mike Oldfield single 'Shadow On The Wall'), and sure enough this set isn't reliant on Family standards to make the grade, showing the man moving forward with a great band (Geoff Whitehorn, Poli Palmer, Boz Burrell etc) and a raucous audience to spur him on. Covers of 'Stone Free' 'King Bee' 'I Just Wanna Make Love To You' and 'Slow Down' might seem unnecessary on the surface, but it's the passion he puts in that makes them come alive. And then there's That Voice, of course. Recorded in Germany: with one bonus track added, and an authorative booklet from Pete Feenstra, who has worked with the man and his band for many years.
1972 UK progressive rock album featuring the guitar of Ray Russell. The inclusion of a saxophone gives this an almost King Crimson feel, whilst the double keyboards and vocals add a Procol Harum touch. Originals of this are very hard to find.This new edition contains 1 bonus track.
Live 2002 show recorded at High Wycombe's Swan Theatre. These rocker (Phil Pickett, Grant Serpell, Peter Lincoln and Rob Alderton) from the '70's were at the time thrilling audiences in a British tour when they stopped off at the Swan to record this Twenty five track double CD celebration of all of their best moments and popular cover versions. Includes: "Karma Chameleon" (Phil was in Culture Club in the '80's and Co- wrote this number one smash.), their signature hit, "A Glass Of Champagne", "Give Me Shakespeare" and "Mack The Knife." This album also includes three studio recorded acoutic tracks. Sleeves from Rich Wilson.
Thirty eight track Golden Anthology of Greatest Hits, secret gems and timeless classics. This perfectly captures the unique identity of one of the most entertainingly original and innovative bands of all time from the UK. Includes: "A Glass Of Champagne", "The Frozen Man", "Brag Brag Brag" and "Farewell To Berlin."
A lovingly compiled compilation of some of the best tracks from this NWOBHM band, led by the missed guitarist and songwriter Paul Samson, who died in 2002 and was sadly never recognised for his immense talent and his contribution to Metal. There are tracks here from both the classic Bruce (Bruce) Dickinson and Nicky Moore eras as well as some later recordings: sadly the classic 'I Wish I Was The Saddle Of A Schoolgirl's Bike' isn't included, but on the other hand we do get 'Telephone' 'No Turning Back' and a blistering live version of 'Losing My Grip' with na-nas aplenty!! Features comprehensive sleevenotes from band historian Rob Grain.
Last ever recordings from the leader/founder of NWOBHM band Samson who died in 2002. Recorded a few years after the Samson reunion shows, Paul relocated to Norfolk and built his own studio where he recorded this rocking album with Nicky Moore, Ian Ellis, Billy Fleming and guest John McCoy. These eleven tracks remained unfinished after Paul became ill and were finished by John McCoy. A highly fitting tribute that happily stands alongside any of Samson's back catalogue. Features: "Brand New Day", "Getting' Ready", "Brand New Day" and "Tomorrow Never Comes."
This superb retrospective features tracks from 1978 to 1982, including 9 bonus tracks - some of which were recorded at the Rainbow in 1982. An essential reminder of why Saxon were the Rock band of the 80's.
Re-issue of this long lost classic from 1969. Originally shelved when Spencer never signed a contract, now some 33 years later after it's original recording date the album is atually released in it's entirety for the first time with 10 bonus tracks drawn from TV and Radio of the same era. What a find
Featuring a line up of Spencer Davis, Pete York, Eddie Hardlin, Miller Anderson and Colin Hodgkinson, this cd documents a sold-out gig in Machester during the bands 2002 tour. Still playing all round the world, Pete York put it best when he said: "Although we all have busy musical lives outside of the Spencer Davis Group, when Spencer calls we all come running". And Mr York, so do we. Features a 12 page booklet written by Pete York and featuring rare, unseen band photographs.
Fantastic re-issue of the Springwater which was the brainchild multi-instrumentalist Phil Cordell. The album which has a catchy mixture of fuzz and slide guitars all over the place and on the UK top five hit "I Will Return" the guitars go into outer space. As a bonus the "Born Again" album which featured Ray Fenwick (After Tea, IGB) has been included on this disc. This is the first time these releases have been available on CD.
Released in January 1975, this was the ever gigging Stackridge's fourth album. The past three years had found the group releasing an album and a single a year, playing an average of three hundred shows a year and appearing on John Peel, Whistle Test and BBC in concert. Relationships within the band had become tense, with Andy Davis taking control and new members Rod Bowkett, Paul Karas and Keith Gemmell being brought in to bring to the fore the Zappa-esque jazz rock that had existed in their music for a long time. Eleven tracks including: "Rufus T Firefly", "Grease Paint Smiles" and "Pocket Billiards."
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
A lengthy live gig from the group's 2007 show at Bath, England. This tour marked the return to live performances of Mutter Slater, as long term Ridge fans would expect his presence demanded a strong level of audience participation over these twenty five tracks. Bonus features include a full history of the band, interviews with fans and interviews with band members. Around three hours of new material will delight all fans of the long running group. Includes: "Happy In The Lord", "Syracuse The Elephant", "Bacon2 and "Plimsoll."
1972 second album from this eccentric British band who managed to mix various elements from rock, folk, country and general rustic strangeness to produce this unique recording. This contains the epic "Syracuse The Elephant" as well as three bonus tracks including the live favourite "Slark." File between Bonzos and Los Trios Paranoias.
The third long player by the Ridge, recorded at Air Stdio in the summer of '73 and released the next February. Produced by George Martin, they created one of their finest albums, happily producing music that was miles away from the hard rock and glam stylings of the times. Their very English, eccentric prog that often wanders into different genres and poetic lyrics are focused by the ex Beatles producer. The sounds is livelier and would never sound quite as uplifting and as fresh again. Ten tracks digitally remastered.
A great double disc set that features the terminally cult group's 1976 album Mr Mick and the original unreleased version that was rejected by the label. Based around a poem, the original concept for the release was to include large sections of spoken verses / dialogue in between tracks and a different running order, the reworking of the album by their label did not please Stackridge at all but it still retains a certain charm and quality. This will delight all 'Ridge fans, the final chapter in a career filled with ups and downs, constant line up changes and the lack of commercial success. Remastered from the original master tapes.
Fifteen track best of from this quirky English Prog band. The eccentric whimsy, clever wordplay and harmony laden intelligent pop is still appealing after all of these years. Their unique blend of rock, folk, country and general rustic strangeness was recorded in an era that encouraged freedom and creativity, it is sorely missed in the modern scene. Micheal Heatley's informative sleeve notes explain all of this melodic madness. Includes: "Dora The Female Explorer", "The Galloping Gaucho", "Fundamentally Yours" and "Syracuse The Elephant."
A welcome compilation of the later recordings (since their 1997 reunion) of this most quirkily English, eccentric, melodic and idiosyncratic of prog bands, formed in Bath in 1970 and closest in style to a folksier Bonzos. Founded by James Warren and Lennon lookalike Andy Davis (yes, the chaps that scored skinny tie New Wave hits in the late 70s as The Korgis), they ploughed a suitably odd furrow throughout the prog era, and their reformation some 27 years later produced some equally excellent music, following the same mixture of melodic flair and utter absurdity. Both latter-period albums 'Something For The Weekend' and 'Lemon' are represented here in this fine cross section of tracks, including 'Sliding Down The Razorblade Of Love' 'Something About The Beatles' (which sounds closer to the Fab Four than one might think possible) and 'Wildebeeste'. Sleevenotes by Record Collector/ Classic Rock scribe Michael Heatley.
Expanded version of 1997 reunion album with three original members, this CD features the eccentric whimsy, clever wordplay and harmony laden intelligent pop of previous releases. Imagine a cross between the Bonzos and 10cc with elements of The Beatles. A stunning recording and one of the best new albums by old artists we have heard recently.Remaster that includes 4 bonus tracks and a detailed booklet.
The eccentric whimsy, clever wordplay and harmony laden intelligent pop that this eccentric British band managed to create in the late '60's / early '70's mixes various elements from rock, folk, country and general rustic strangeness to create something quite lovely. Produced in 1971 by former four pennies Fritz Fryer in London. Original nine track album expanded with two bonus songs: "Slark (single version)" and "Let There Be Lids." Informative sleeve notes by Michael Heatley and rare unseen band photos. Random info: they were the opening at the Sheperton Mallet Rhythm and Blues Festival, later to be known as Glastonbury 1970.
As one half of Tyrannosauras Rex, Steve recorded 'My Fair People Were Fair', 'Prophets Seers, Sages' and 'Unicorn' with Marc Bolan. Here is a collection of previously unreleased solo material from the early 70's after his split with Marc. Freaky Rock featuring Twink and Larry Wallis (Pink Fairies) and a rumoured Syd Barrett.
Previously unreleased live material by this great UK band who were discovered by Led Zep's manager Peter Grant. Great quality soundboard recordings from the tour that promoted the band's best and most psychedelic album Ode To John Law. Long jamming tracks with loads of acid guitar and keyboards. Includes detailed booklet notes and photos.
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
Excellent compilation of a band that included in their repertoire bits of blue-eyed soul, pop-rock, psychedelia, bubblegum and progressive rock with the occasional slip into something out of the ordinary, as in the Eurofolk-flavored "A Sunny Day in Greece," or "What Can I Do," which sounds like a crossover of (acid) Eric Burdon and the Temptations.The booklet includes lengthy liner notes, reproductions of numerous vintage 45 sleeves, and a Tee Set family tree. More Tea Vicar?
The legendary fourth lost Third Ear Band album, is another of those great "lost" records. Recorded in 1972 by the band that were nominees for The Best Original Soundtrack for Roman Polanski's "Macbeth" it's a recording of vocals and electronic music that represented a new direction for the band, with not a Raga in sight!. An album of lyrics and electronic music evoking ancient magick. Close your eyes, listen and be transported to the lands of magic and mystery. It's a trip you will never forget.
Formally of the Savoy Brown Blues Band and Foghat, this is Tony Stevens' '98 solo debut. Never before released outside of the US. Thirteen tracks that have been carefully constructed over a ten year period (in an effort for perfection), yet even still there is a wonderfully laid back atmosphere to this piece of work. Focusing clearly on the the craft of songwriting, there is a surprising sense of rockin' spontaneity to Steven's songs. A fine addition to any Foghat collection. Features: "Good Night The Sun", "Under My Thumb", "No Time To Cry" and "Over And Over." 16 page booklet with info from author Keith Stevens
Recorded live in 2004 on tour in the territory that loves true metal most- Northern Europe- the reformed Tygers lineup, still led by ebullient guitarist Rob Weir, plough their way through all their hits- 'Don't Touch Me There' 'Firepower' plus a mixture of oldies and album trax, in front of a rabidly enthusuatic Dutch audience. Bonus tracks added include studio versions of 'Highspeed Highway Superman' 'Slave To Freedom' and 'Don't Touch Me There' again!! Sleevenotes by Joe Geesin. One can almost smell the beer and leather. . .
Originally released in 1972 on Vertigo, Warhorse's ( British combo formed around ex-Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper) second album was more of the same prog/heavy rock crossover but much more guitar-oriented. This new remastered version comes complete with six bonus tracks: "Ritual (live)", and demos of "Bad Time", "She Was My Friend", "Gypsy Dancer", "House Of Dolls" and "Standing Right Behind You."
1970 debut album from this British combo formed around ex-Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper and singer Ashley Holt, originally released on Vertigo. A great blend of keyboard led progressive rock and early heavy metal. Reminiscent of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep,Captain Beyond and even early Yes at times, this release contains 5 unreleased bonus tracks and detailed booklet.