Excellent vinyl compilation of all of the singles by this legendary UK Mod band who turned into Mighty Baby. 17 tracks all produced by George Martin and sleeve notes by Paul Weller. A great place to start with this fine and hugely influential mod band.
2019 - Neo Tokyo is about to E.X.P.L.O.D.E. and so begins Akira - the best selling Japanese all-action animated drama from the Manga range. A beautifully textured soundtrack full of electronic soundscapes and orchestrated chanting. Available as a picture CD.
A companion to 'Greatest Hits' but in no way a "rest of.." 16 stunning tunes including 'Take Me To The River' and 'Sha-La-La' that will have you begging for more of the particular brand of understated beautiful soul that this man emanates.
Though Al Green stopped making secular records at the end of the 70's, he didn't stop turning out beautiful soul tunes. Recorded with the same musicians as his previous albums, these two from 1980 and 1981 respectively are full-on dedications to 'The Lawd' and follow Al's ordination as a minister.
These three albums (recorded in 1972, 1973 and 1975) were released immediately prior to 'Year Of The Cat' and one of them, 'Modern Times', was produced by legendary Pink Floyd collaborator, Alan Parsons. Feauturing the talents of the cream of the UK session world (Rick Wakeman and Roger Taylor to name but a couple) and an awesome tracklisting, inclusive of a non-album b-side, this is definitely one not to be missed.
A complete 23 track double live album on one CD! Recorded at London's Royal Theatre in January 1975. Price showcases three of his greatest hit albums from the sixties: 'O Lucky Man', 'Between Today And Yesterday' and 'Metropolitan Man' and performs several numbers each one.
Containing all three albums that Andy Fairweather-Low recorded for A&m in the mid seventies, this excellent set comes complete with full annotation and features the No.10 hit single, 'Reggae Tune' and the classic "Wide Eyed & Legless".
Between the end of the sixties and the beginning of the eighties, Ann Peebles had notched up a total of 19 Willie Mitchell-produced hits. Effectively a masterclass in Southern Soul, this double CD set includes highly lavish packaging and full annotation.
Recording for Brunswick between 1966 and 1972, Acklin co-wrote most of her material and effortlessly smudged the distinction between R&B and pop. Features hit singles 'Love Makes A Woman' and 'Just Ain't No Love'.
The fifth part of the series, featuring the Combo's ninth and tenth albums, both from 1964. The second disc is loaded with a fine run-through of some Chuck Berry's greatest hits. As with the others in the series, this release comes fully rematered and re-annotated with original vintage sleeve art.
Third in the series of the Bill Black Combo's prolific set of recordings that were made in the wake of Black's departure from the Elvis Presley band. These are the fifth and sixth albums and come fully remastered and re-annotated.
Bill Black was the 'Bill' of 'Elvis, Scott & Bill', playing upright bass on all of Elvis Presley's early recordings, but losing his job when the King was drafted. This collection comes from his jam sessions with Memphis musicians at the Hi studios. This fabulous two on one is the initial instalment of the Bill Black Combo's remastered and re-annotated studio recordings.
The second part of the series, these are the third and fourth albums, both from 1961, and continue to bridge Elvis Presley referencing with jazzy touces and serious marketing towards the lucrative jukebox market. Fully remastered and re-annotated.
In 1962, Bill Black passed on bandleader duties to Bob Tucker and when he died, in 1965, Tucker continued to remain faithful to Black's intentions by keeping the Combo active for as long as there was audience demand. These final two albums (both of which make their CD debut here) are heavily country influenced and feature covers of Duane Eddy ('Rebel Rouser') and The Safaris ('Wipeout'). Fully remastered and re-annotated with vintage sleeve art.
Nineteen superb tracks spanning Bobby Bare's five year tenure with Columbia Records (1978-83), as selected by the artist himself! Features numerous Billboard Country chart hits and some choice album cuts.
Originally released in 1977, this classic album was recorded the year before Johnston returned to the Beach Boys fold to produce 'L.A. (Light Album)'. This album actually features re-workings of the Beach Boys' 'Disney Girls' and 'Deirdre'. Original sleeve packaging and full annotation.
This CD combines all the tracks from the Edsel compilations, 'How Does It Feel To Feel' and 'Painterman' to present a comprehensive 23 track history of the group (whose last guitarist was Ron Wood). Completely repackaged, this release has brand new sleevenotes by Record Collector's John Reed. Alan McGee named Creation after this hugely influential 60s band, who produced a mixture of mod R n'B and early freakbeat.
Issued for the first time on CD, this long-lost UK folk gem can be known to fetch incredible amounts of money in its original vinyl condition. A mysterious, beautiful and ethereal mixture of guitar, violin, mandolin and rsutic harmony vocals that resembles a marriage between Nick Drake and Pentangle . Not actually 'live' as the title suggests, but hugely enjoyable and now with lyrics and re-annotation, this is definitely an essential purchase.
David Clayton-Thomas was the voice of the hugely successful Jazz/Rock/Pop combo, Blood Sweat & Tears. Presented here for the first time on CD are his first two solo albums, both originally issued in 1972. The first album features some excellent versions of songs by Neil Young, Gram Parsons and Todd Rundgren whilst the second album features some his greatest self-penned compositions. Very nice indeed.
A double collection containing 52 stunning tracks, starting with his first single from 1964 and including 3 previously unreleased compositions. Although he was known as a staff writer for Hi, Bryant's singing talents were considerable.
Originally released in 1978, this UK Top 20 album features the huge hit version of Roy Orbison's 'Crying' aswell as 'Since I Don't Have You' and 'Its Just The Sun'. The album also features a cover of 'It Doesn't Matter Anymore, a hit for Buddy Holly - the principal subject of 'American Pie'
As popular today as he's ever been, this reissue of his classic 1977 album now comes digitally remastered and makes an excellent insight into the career peak of one of America's best loved songwriters.
These were Donovan's 3rd and 4th albums for CBS (1974/1976) following on from Cosmic Wheel and Essence To Essence. Both now appear on CD for the first time. Top class musicianship comes courtesy of the cream of Nashville's session players and there are some excellent songs - particularly on 7-Tease - such as "Ride-a-Mile" and "Sadness" which could have easily fitted on to HMS Donovan. Nice packaging and full annotation accompanies albums brimming with Don's melodic skills and musical eclecticism.
Dubbed 'The Ragin' Cajun' for his wild and fiery shows, Doug Kershaw, along with his brother, charted five songs between 1955 and 1961; including 'Louisiana Man', which has been recorded over 800 times. This is a 21 track compilation and comes fully annotated.
Extended 2 CD set of this classic 1977 debut album from EC.Disc one features the original album while disc 2 comprises of non LP cuts, singles,alternate takes,and other gems direct from ther vaults of EC himself. 28 page booklet containing in depth liner notes by EC himself and rare unseen photographs.
The first of 3 box sets containing CD facsimilies of his single releases from 1977 to 1987. Includes 'Alison', 'Watching The Detectives', 'Pump It Up', 'Oliver's Army' etc. The singles (in their UK sleeves) all feature the 12" mixes (both UK & USA) where appropriate and many of these will not appear anywhere else.
The second of 3 box sets containing CD facsimilies of his single releases from 1977 to 1987. Includes 'From A Whisper To A Scream', 'Good Year For The Roses' etc.12 discs housed in the original UK sleeves and many tracks are here that will only appear in these box sets.
The third of 3 box sets containing CD facsimilies of his single releases from 1977 to 1987. All the singles are presented in miniature versions of their original UK sleeves. Includes "Everyday I write a book" "The Only Flame In Town" "Peace In Our Time" and others. 11 discs in total. The singles all feature the 12" mixes (both UK & USA) where appropriate. Many tracks will only appear in these box sets.
The definitive 'Best Of' (22 tracks) on one CD. Features all the hits including 'Oliver's Army', '(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea' and 'Everyday I Write The Book' amongst others. A very comprehensive round-up of one of the most important back catalogues in British pop, let alone New Wave.
Double CD disc one is the original 1978 album as released, which was his first withThe Attractions and features some of his greatest songs 'I Don’t Wanna Go To Chelsea', 'Pump It Up' & 'Radio Radio' produced by Nick Lowe. Disc two contains 12 tracks 6 of which are previously unreleased direct from the Costello vaults! Solo performances of 'You Belong To Me', 'Greenshirt' (demo) & 'Roadette Song' (live) reveal the raw talents of Elvis' persona. 28 page booklet with all the lyrics, unpublished photos and in depth notes by the man himself. Stylish tight new wave pop.
Disc one contains the original album originally released in 1981 and fatured the huge hit "Good Year For the Roses" recorded in Nashville and produced by Billy Sherrill.Now double its original playing time,the second disc contains songs from an Aberdeen gig recorded for The South Bank Show, and the Albert Hall performance of 'I'm Your toy' with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,7 tracks from Hollywood 1979 and much more.
1979 release which broke the man wide open with a string of hit singles lifted from the album such as Accident's Will Happen", "Olivers Army", & "Green Shirt". Disc 2 contains really heavy-hitters, all the B-sides, the bonus EPs, the demos and all the things that truly matter.Excellent booklet detaling the history of the album,lyrics and period photographs.
Costello's second album release of 1986. It marked his not only his full reunion with The Attractions, but also with Nick Lowe, whose last EC production credit had been on 'Trust'. This amazing double CD release features 'I Want You', (a stalker's manifesto sometimes rated as the scariest and most unpleasant lyric of all time) 'Tokyo Storm Warning' (which almost out-Dylans Dylan) 'Honey Are You Straight Or Are You Blind' and 15 bonus tracks, including 11 that have never before been released. Stunning. A landmark piece in the Costello catalogue, upon which the Liverpudlian genius took on another of his alternate identities, this time of 'Napoleon Dynamite'.
Elvis compiled this 2 CD set himself and calls it "an unapologetic cavalcade of hits, misses and personal favourites." He also writes explanations, excuses and alibis for each track. An alternative Best Of, if you will, it features 'This Year's Girl', '(I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea', 'Indoor Fireworks', 'Tokyo Storm Warning' and many others.
Expanded to a two disc set the first being the original album from 1984 with guests Daryl Hall and Nick Lowe and conatins the massive hit "I Wanna Be Loved" and "The Only Flame In Town".The bonus disc contains 26 tracks 17 of which are previously unreleased and a-sides, b-sides and re-arranged live versions.
Originally issued in 1982, this is many people's all-time favourite Costello album, and is now re-released as a stunning 2-CD set. Featuring classics such as 'Man Out Of Time' and 'Beyond Belief' as well as a whole disc's worth of b-sides and alternate versions, this is something of a New Wave masterpiece.
Recorded in 1983, this is Costello's eighth album and features the hits, 'Everyday I Write The Book' and 'Let Them all talk', along with the perennial favourite, 'Shipbuilding'. The amazing bonus disc features 26 tracks, 20 of which are previously unreleased. Another sensational insight into the work of a British songwriting genius.
Costello's fifth album now comes complete with a whole bonus disc of alternate and previously unreleased versions of some his best songs.This, the last album to be produced by Nick Lowe until 'Blood & Chocolate in 1986), features gems such as 'Clubland' and 'Shot With His Own Gun'. A lovely little slice of New Wave genius.
Byrds side project featuring Gram Parsons, Sneeky Pete, Chris Hillman and Chris Ethridge. The album from 1968 forged the fusion between rock and country so beautifully it influenced generation upon generation and virtually invented the blueprint for country-rock. The album is chocked full of the distorted swoops of Sneaky Pete Kleinow's fuzztone steel guitar providing a perfect bridge between country and psychedelic rock,
1988 debut album from this bizarre supergroup. Recorded in San Francisco and featuring some of the most renowned avant-garde artists of their time: John French is perhaps better known as Drumbo from Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Fred Frith, UK madcaps Henry Cow and Slapp Happy, US experimental genius Henry Kaiser and one of Britain's best loved guitarists and songwriters, Richard Thompson. Features a cover of 'Surfin' USA'. You know you need this.
Third and fourth albums on a double CD from the duo that emerged from the ashes of 10CC in the late 70's. Excellent production values and pop sensiblities balanced between accessible popular music and avant garde rock in the mode of Frank Zappa. Includes 7 bonus tracks that all make their CD debut right here. Guests include Phil Manzanera and Paul McCartney.
The bands swansong from 1980 was this blistering set of classics taken from their entire career, proving that they were a powerful live band right up to the last. A remastered edition of a well recorded and perfectly executed performance...
Formed in Dublin in 1970, Horslips might be best compared to Fairport Convention in the early days but with an Irish folk edge and a real rock and roll spirit. This double pack includes all of "The Book Of Invasions" the essential masterpiece from 1976 chronicling in music the various migrations of both real and faerie folk to the Emerald Isle plus the "Tracks From The Vaults" rarities set. An usual mix of traditional Celtic musicianship and Seventies progressive rock - kind of like Jethro Tull meets Clannad and Fairport. An awesome introduction to this legendary combo. 26 tracks on 2 CDS.
Horslips tried to conquer the American market with this concept album about Irish immigrants from 1978. Horslips were moving in a more commercial direction and their Celtic folk rock took on a New Wave tinge, without losing it's appeal. Remastered.
1979's Short Stories...saw Horslips move in more of a New Wave/rock direction with some elements of their original sound. Very much a product of the time it's an album that certainly has a more commercial edge. Remastered edition
Formed in Dublin in 1970, Horslips might be best compared to Fairport Convention in the early days but with an Irish folk edge and a real rock and roll spirit. This awesome 29 track 2 CD set includes highlights from their eight celebrated studio albums and is the ideal introduction to Horslips' own particular brand of 'Celt-rock-prog-folk'. It comes fully endowed with detailed annotation and lavish packaging.
The late and very great Ian Dury with The Blockheads played a stunning show to a Brixton Academy crown on 22nd December 1990. This album has been beautifully repackaged with a liner note and remastered with two bonus cuts: 'Inbetweenies' (previously only available on a free 7") and 'Reasons To Be Cheerful Pt.3' (all 8 minutes of it!)
Having been part of the formation of Ultravox! in 1975, Foxx left to go solo four years later, releasing this emotionless debut album in 1980. It reached No.18 in the UK album charts and was preceded by the hit single, 'Underpass'. This double disc reissue is expanded with previously unreleased studio outtakes: "Like A Miracle", "A New Kind Of Man (alternate version)", "No One Driving" and "Young Love" plus non-album a and b-sides. The booklet features the complete lyrics and rare photos from the era. A real classic of early 80's icy synth pop.
Great 20-track compilation of one the US most exotic '60s acts, mixing Middle Eastern instruments with west coast hippie vibes. As well as featuring the best tracks from their albums 'Side Trips', 'Beacon From Mars' and 'Incredible', this CD includes non-LP 45 tracks and comes with informative sleeve-notes. Fans of Orient Express, Sandy Bull etc should check this act out! LAST 3 COPIES OF THIS NOW DELETED ALBUM!
Originally issued in 1998, this beautifully packaged set includes the most songs from the kansas catalogue as recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra along with original members, Steve Walsh, Richard williams, Phil Ehart and violinist Robby Steinhardt.
This was Kansas' first studio album in seven years, having been originally released in 1995, and features original members Steve Walsh, Richard Williams and Phil Ehart. It also features song written by erstwhile guitarist Kerry Livgren.
Tasty double CD set that contains the Island albums all of which he recorded between 1974 and 1975.-"Confessions of Dr Dream & Other Stories","Sweet Deceiver" and the "live" album "June 1st 1974" which had guests like Eno, John Cale & Nico all adding their renditions of their own tracks alongside Kevin, who later in the performance plays 5 of his own songs with the above 3 musicians joining in. Contains 3 bonus tracks from the "Sweet Deceiver Session"
Lesley Duncan's second album, from 1972, this features contributions from Chris Spedding, The Herd's Andy Bown (later to become Status Quo's keyboard player) and her husband, Jimmy Horowitz, Dusty Springfield's arranger.
The first-time CD release of this album, originally released in 1971 on the CBS label. Recorded with Elton John on piano, guitar legend Chris Spedding and Pentangle's Terry Cox, all on leave from recording Elton's 'Madman Across The Water'. A stunning debut album and a tribute to the calibre of British musicianship in the early 70s.
1972 album from the Canadian band formed by Skip Prokop, the drummer and vocalist of The Paupers. This album was a brass driven example of rock, much in a Chicago/Blood Sweat & Tears vein. (Prokop had actually played previously with Al Kooper on the "Supersession" LP) Also reknowned for having a total of 53 personnel pass through their ranks, this is a fine example of the genre that sounds just as good as BST's first album to us. ONE LAST COPY OF THIS NOW DELETED ALBUM!
With a combination of excellent musicianship and eastern religion, this CD features the mantra-titled first track, 'Om Mani Padme Hum', which ranges across a mind-boggling array of musical styles.This 1975 release was the brainchild of David Rohl, musician, composer, producer and now eminent Egyptologist.
Produced (like her 60's material) by Mike Leander, this album was recorded in early 1971 when Faithfull was living on a wall on a bombsite in Soho. A largely acoustic affair, it includes several Bob Dylan covers, plus songs by George Harrison, Phil Ochs, Sandy Denny, Terry Reid, James Taylor and Cat Stevens. 'Rich Kid Blues' is a striking and compelling record - easy listening it is not!
Hailing from Texas, Chesnutt ranks as the leading straditional contry star to emerge in the 90s. This CD is the most comprehensive collection of his work to date and includes chart-topping singles as well as rare, previously unreleased versions.
Mark Eitzel is; a hauntingly evocative singer, having earned even greater notoriety for his brilliance as a composer, combining the energy of punk, the pastoral beauty of folk, and the melodrama of lounge music to build one of the most impressive and darkly poetic bodies of songs in modern pop. This album was recorded live in January 1991 at the Borderline in London.
A CD issue for this 1971 compilation of the work of English folk music's most influential figure (and father of Eliza). Dark traditional songs and haunting acappellas make this a fine release to rediscover. Includes lyrics and re-annotation.
A live album recorded at London's Mean Fiddler, on which mary performs songs by such fine writers as Cole Porter, Elvis Costello, Sam Cooke, Jerome Kern and Lee Hazlewood. Tracks include 'Moon Over Bourbon Street', 'A Fine Romance' and 'These Boots Are Made For Walking'.
After the independent chart success the initial singles, this debut was destined to do well and was indeed a music press favourite of 1985. 16 tracks, including 'The Green Fields Of France' and 'Ironmasters'.
This collection of recordings covers a seriously overlooked phase in Felts' career: in between the work he did for Sun in the 50's and his commercially successful output for Cinnamon/Dot/ABC in the 70's. Packaged with an informatively lengthy note and contains 8 tracks previously unreleased on CD.
Aside from his solo career, Nils Lofgren has of course been a member of Neil Young's Carzy Horse and bruce springsteen's E-Street Band. This is a collection of his best known material, given the unplugged treatment.
No overview of the UK music scene of the late 70's is complete without the mention of this self destructive outfit,and this slipcased 2 CD set contains all of their CBS recordings:all THREE albums "Only Ones","Even Serpents Shine","Baby's Got A Gun" along with 9 bonus tracks which includes alternate mixes and rare single tracks. Slipcase packaging and detailed booklet.
Chicago's principal torchbearer of R n'B during the 1970s, Otis Clay's acclaimed work for Hi Records is now presented here as a double CD set that includes eight tracks only released previously as singles.
With superstar guests that include Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and Bonnie Raitt, this 1989 release is as much a definitive example of Orbison's versatility as a performer as its is an all-star knees up. The 'Big O' playing a stunning version of Elvis Costello's 'The Comedians' is worth the price of admission alone.
Mastered from the original tapes, this CD features the legendary 'Big O' live in Holland on 25th March 1965, complete with bonus tracks from his only live show in France, recorded at the Paris Olympia two days earlier. A fine snapshot of a rock n'roll don at his peak.
In their short career, The Seeds embraced Blues, Garage Punk, Psychedelia and straight ahead Rock. Highly influential on 70’s US and UK Punk and New Wave groups, this is a forty nine track celebration of their legacy. Eight of these selections are live tracks, while the rest are studio classics. A perfect introduction to their career. Includes: "Two Fingers Pointing At You", "Moth & The Flame", "A Faded Picture" and "Mumble Bumble." Double CD in a slipcase.
For much of the 70's Soft Machine were the standard against which all jazz-rock fusions had to be measured.These albums both from 1973 (and last for CBS) feature the line up of Ratledge,Hopper,Jenkins and Marshall."Six" was originally a double LP which featured one disc of live material and the other 4 new studio cuts.The all studio "Seven" makes it's CD debut here and features 12 studio tracks.Excellent sleevenotes round the package off.
SPARKS critically acclaimed Lil’ Beethoven was described by Billboard as " the best soundtrack to a film that does not exist": that has now been rectified.SPARKling extras including a 45 minute set of some of their best known songs like "This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us","Amateur Hour","Hospitality On Parade" etc.Packaging will feature a metallic silver finish Sparkling Visual Treat and 5.1 Audio Feast.Extras: Backstage with Sparks, the Legend of Lil Beethoven, Soundchecks and Meet The Fans, Sparks Facts as well as a hidden track.PAL region 0 disc.
This first official archive DVDcompiling Marc Bolan and T. Rex’s quintessential television appearances is one to add to any music fan’scollection.Close to 3 hours in length, the rare footage selected from French, UK and German broadcasters clearly demonstrates Marc Bolan’s mesmerising impact. Showcasing the hits along with exclusive material, T. REX ONTV gives the definitive visual account of one of music’s most powerful and highly influential performers. Newly compiled, the DVD includes a 49 - minute documentary produced in 1997 recalling Marc’s entire careerand includes contributions from all the major players in his life. Highlights are the excerpts from the fondlyremembered mid-seventies pop show Supersonic and ultra rare footage of T. Rex performing their singles on European television stations.Despite Marc’s untimely death in 1977, the success and continuing impact of T. Rex as a rock visionary isundeniable. At the height of their success the band reportedly sold up to 100,000 records per day. Includes Supersonic TV apperances,interviews and much more.
Formerly of Gulliver, along with Daryl Hall, Tim Moore recorded this album in 1974. Playing all instruments himself (except drums) and consistently turning out beautifully melodic songs, Tim Moore displayed a talent, as a solo artist, that demands to be rediscovered.
Having enjoyed 40 hits on the billboard R n'B chart, Tyrone Davis outsold acts such as The Jackson Five, The Tempatations, Diana Ross and even Al Green, in the1970s. This 23 track compilation is an excellent introduction to his work and is essential to any fan of 60s and early 70s soul. Right On.
A first-time CD release, this really is the missing link between 40s jumpin' jazz and early 50s rockin' rhythm n' blues. Some of these little beauties have not seen the light of day in 45-50 years but have been extremely influential to the likes of Chuck Berry and the Rolling Stones. A legendary collection of music if ever there was one.