Audience are best known for their 70s Charisma output and their seminal album "House on the Hill". Audience were particularly popular in Italy where they even achieved a number 1 album with "Lunch". Having reformed in 2004, the band (featuring original members Howard Werth, Trevor Williams and Keith Gemmell) have been out there again on the live circuit playing their distinctive blend of progressive/jazzy rock to rapturous. . .er . . Audiences!! This release was recorded live at the Astor Theatre, Deal in 2004 and features many well loved tracks such as 'Jackdaw' 'Leave It Unsaid' 'You're Not Smiling' and many others, and will precede a new studio album which should be ready by early 2006.
Expanded and remastered live album performed on the steps of the Reichstag in 1980. A real high water mark for the group as this propelled them forward as superstars after it was televised across Europe. The original LP was the most successful of their career to that date; this CD version has extra tracks recorded at the concert.
Deluxe 5CD boxed set featuring eleven previously unreleased recordings, three tracks previously unreleased outside of Germany and one track previously unreleased on CD and 80 page book. The boxed set marks the first occasion that tracks from both the EMI Harvest and Polydor eras have been compiled together and includes a lavishly illustrated 80 page book telling the Barclay James Harvest story in the words of John Lees, Woolly Wolstenholme, Les Holroyd and Mel Pritchard. "All is Safely Gathered In" is an essential addition to the Barclay James Harvest catalogue. Sit at the table and harvest the fruit.
Remastered and slipcased CD reissue of long-unavailable 1974 double album from Saddleworth Moor's prog overlords, at the peak of their very proggiest period on the 'Everyone Is Everybody Else' tour live in Liverpool. Whilst the original studio renditions of these songs may sometimes seem slight, here they are transformed into huge behemoths of sound, all drenched in Woolly Wolstenholme's oppressive mellotron and John Lees's anguished guitar. 'Summer Soldier' 'After The Day' and 'For No One' sound as wide as a room, whilst the souped- up extended rearrangement of 'Medicine Man' at nearly 9 minutes long became the closest thing they had to a hit single in their own country. The sound of a band at their zenith, before bad Eagles and Bee Gees imitiations, infighting and Europop set in. Depending on one's opinion, of course!! - LAST 3 COPIES OF THIS DELETED TITLE ECLECTIC TITLE..
Originally released in 1979, this digitally remastered album was their first after the departure of Woolly Wolstenholme. It achieved platinum status in Germany due to the continued strong songwriting and the rock dynamics of a group in peak condition. Well crafted, melodic prog without the over dramatic solos and the unnecessary frills. Bonus tracks: "Sperratus (Unreleased single edit)", "Rock 'N' Roll Lady (Unreleased single edit)", "Capricorn (single edit)" and "Play To The World (Unreleased single edit)."
Mid '80's album, considered by many as a return to form during a difficult decade for Prog. Certainly a commercial album, it shows a group moving with the times and adapting to the radically differnet musical landscape. Includes: the most overtly religious song "He Said Love", the classic "Alone InThe Night", "Guitar Blues" and "African." Now features three bonus tracks including a rare extended German 12" single remix of "Panic.".
The classic line up of BJH on their Octoberon and Gone To Earth album tours. Recorded over a number of venues in Britain and Germany, it represents the best of the two tours an highlights their mighty live performance. Remastered from the original master tapes, the thirteen track album first released in 1978 has now got three bonus tracks reocrded at the same gigs. Bonus tracks: "The World Goes On", "Medicine Man" and "Hymn For The Children."- LAST COPY OF THIS DELETED TITLE.
A latter day BJH classic, considered by many to be the finest since keyboardist Woolly Wolstenholme left the group. This found the group take their classic melodious rock sound and bring it up to date with digital recording technology and modern production. Released in 1992, this version includes three bonus tracks recorded live at the Town and Country Club in London. Includes: "John Lennon's Guitar", "Lady Macbeth" and "Cheap The Bullet.".LAST COPY
Remastered repackaged reissue of the first album former Barclay James Harvest keyboardist released when he left the group. First out in 1980, Woolly packs the album with lush arrangements and memorable melodies. Many of the BJH fans fell in love with his solo work; this re-release expands upon the original nine tracks with four bonus live tracks recorded in Vienna 1982.
Superb album by BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST's mellotron genius that is both reminiscent of WOOLLY’s music with Barclay James Harvest, and that of contemporary influences. Also working with other members of Barclay James Harvest, Woolly makes extensive use of his mellotron thus making it one of the strongest albums of the past years to emerge out of the Barclay camp.
Remastered re-issue of this the debut 1970 album from this excellent singer/songwriter.This album has lush, orchestrated arrangements over his songs.Contains expanded booklet and the following wild psychedelic tracks "Some Good Advice"&"Screams In The Ears" from the obscure Decca single which were wildly different from the album.NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST FEW COPIES.
CD re-issue/remaster of the 1971 release from this fragile singer/songwriter.This album was much rawer than his previous outing and has an overall looseness and unpredictability that goes with his erratic behavior at the time.Contains fully detailed booklet.
Re-issue on CD debut of Caravan’s 1977 studio album. Unavailable for over 20 years, this album features fine examples of Pye Hastings’ songwriting craft such as "Nightmare" (still a favourite of the band’s live act), "Better By Far" and "Behind You". The release also features the Geoffrey Richardson classic "The Last Unicorn" and Jan Schelhaas’ "Man in a Car". Digitally remastered by Paschal Byrne (who has remastered all of Caravan’s Universal reissues), this welcome release is long overdue and features liner notes and unseen photographs.
2003 album from one of the most British of bands who have emerged with one of their strongest albums in years. This is the first album to feature the virtuoso guitar playing of Doug Boyle and the welcome return of keyboard player Jan Schelhaas who utilises the traditional Caravan keyboard sound very well. Bulk of the material is written by Pye Hastings.
Man founder member Clive John recorded this wonderfully eccentric solo album in 1975 and enlisted the help of Man members Martin Ace and Phil Ryan, and Andy Fairweather Low to record this classic example of Welsh acid rock inspired music. Receiving its debut release on CD, the album includes the classic "Out of My Tree" and the legendary "Hold Your Ferret Aloft".NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST COPY
Originally released on United Artists in 1971, "Colin Scot" has never before been available on CD. This re-mastered reissue includes 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks. On this forgotten gem, Colin Scot was joined by an unbelievable array of talented friends including Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel, Rick Wakeman, Peter Hammill, Jon Anderson, Phil Collins and Davey Johnstone. Some on the UK folk scene felt that the presence of such musical heavyweights on the album clouded the essential beauty and simplicity of the songs, but others disagreed, marvelling at the sheer weight of talent lining up to help out, with financial reward low on their list of priorities. As Rick Wakeman says: "He was a great songwriter and allowed the musicians freedom to add colour to his work, something I know all of us who had the pleasure of working with him enjoyed".NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST FEW COPIES.
Ex-Caravan keyboardists album from '94 remastered with new packaging and with bonus tracks. Resented as a Digi pack. Originally recorded in the late '70's the demos of the two year sessions were eventually released officially in the '90's.This twenty track album was largely recorded alone, but does feature Caravan members, vocalists Tim Link and Gay Perez and his occasional song writing partner John Murphy. Expect introspective ballads, up tempo pop numbers and even the odd comedy song. Includes "Ice Cream", "Honk Dory", "Here To Stay" and "Make A Brand New Start. "
Brand new 2005 album from 70’s prog/psych luminaries ‘East Of Eden’. After a gap of more than a quarter of a century, the three founding members are back ; saxophonist Ron Caines, Violinist Dave Arbus, and guitarist Geoff Nicholson. Also featured are guest musicians Roger Harding - playing double bass - Joe Ospalla on drums, and Frank Dymore on congas. Since reuniting in the 1990’s they have concentrated on playing long experimental instrumental tracks and you will find 12 of those new compositions here.Welcome back!
Remastered copy of this classic debut album from 1969 which is an eclectic mixture of Eastern tinged psychedelic/progressive rock, spiced with effects and early world music experiments, featuring flute, bagpipes, sax and of course that amazing violin style of Dave Arbus.The albums closing track "In the Stable of the Sphinx,"is a blazing showcase for electric guitar, violin, tenor, and alto sax that shows it's one of the most daring debut albums of its period, and very challenging. The whole record is eerie and overall a wonderful and little known UK '60s psych album.Contains 3 bonus tracks including a terrific re-working of "Eight Miles High",an 11 minute demo of the album track "In the Stable of the Sphinx" and "Waterways".All previously unreleased.
Remaster of this 1970 classic that moved into a more progressive jazz style than the previous release and contained the full length version of their top 30 hit "Ramadhan".Includes 9 bonus tracks 4 of which are previously unreleased and the others are single edits and different takes including 2 of their hit "Jig-a-Jig".NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST COPY
The first post-Harvest album from Warwickshire freak/ stoner/ hippy/ proto punk/ proto metal/ agit-anarcho whatever free festival perennials, only released (briefly) on CD once before. Featuring a guest appearance from Mike Oldfield, this 1976 release was the Broughtons' attempts to crack the mainstream: although 'mainstream' by their standards, one must understand, is still quite a way removed from the norm.Housed in a nice slipcase and includes fully detailed booklet.NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST FEW COPIES.
Live album recorded during the band's "farewell" tour of 1976, which was only ever released previously in Switzerland, on vinyl, in 1979, for a limited period only. Includes live renditions of 'Love In The Rain' 'Hotel Room' 'Evening Over Rooftops' 'Side By Side' etc.
Originally released in 1981 (and you thought they were one of those bands who capitulated when punk came- not a chance!! They were too broke to stop), this was, believe it or not, the band's first concept album proper- and dealt with the subject of Thatcherism, the superpowers and the arms race. Right on!!
1969-1982 and the first ever collected anthology of the Edgar Broughton Bands recorded work which draws on material recorded for EMIs Harvest label, including their three hit singles, and the later "indie" years between 1975 to 1982. The 2CD set (in a deluxe digi-pack with a 12 page book), includes the first ever official CD release of the stunning 20 minute version of "Out Demons Out" recorded at the 1971 Glastonbury Fayre.Exorcise the demons and banish those negative vibes "Theres No Vibrations.But Wait!" Bursting forth on an unsuspecting world in the June 1969, the Edgar Broughton Band were a truly unique experience in the world of rock. Along with fellow cohorts Hawkwind and the Pink Fairies, the Edgar Broughton band were rebellious, anarchic and serious about the social and political injustices of the day.
Originally released in 1979 on the Infinity label under the moniker of 'The Broughtons' , this album was very much a change in style for the brothers, having a far more punk/new wave feel.(trouble is they were too old) Striking sleeve design by Hipgnosis.
Debut from 1970 by this late '60s/early '70s UK band who arose from the Ashes of Arzachel (Steve Hillage's first band) and included Dave Stewart (later of Gong, Khan & Hatfield & the North) & Clive Brooks (later of Groundhogs). Excellent Canterbury type avant-garde underground material with long tracks. Contains 3 previously unreleased tracks.
The band's second release from 1970 and very much a Canterbury flavoured album. Fabulous progressive madness put out by Dave Stewart, Clive Brooks and Mont Campbell as EGG.This, the second album of the trio will please all the fans of the early Dave Stewart work in Arzachel, yet it has reminiscences of early Caravan/Matching Mole as well. Long prog pieces plenty of jazzy structures, organ passages, freak out fragments, paranoid riffs... Highly recommended.NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST 3 COPIES.
CD re mastered re-issue of this album by the gentlemen who were to become King Crimson were helped in this 1968 release by Fairport Convention exilees Ian McDonald and Judy Dyble. This is without any doubt one of the best psychedelic pop albums of the period, it has a sound of its own that will appeal fans of the early Floyd, Blossom Toes, Rainbow Ffolly and the likes.Expanded booklet and contains the following bonus tracks "She is Loaded", "Thursday Morning" (stereo version), "Under the Sky", "One in A Million", "Elephant song"(alternate version) "Thursday Morning" (alternate version), "Elephant Song".NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE - LAST TWO COPIES.
Remaster with 4 bonus tracks of a great album from the brilliant UK progresive psych band that not only grew from the ashes of the Misunderstood - featuring their guitarist Tony Hill- but also included future Hawkwind violinist Simon House. This the second and final album, from 1970, contained three long instrumental tracks loaded with the guitar, organ and electric violin interplay which characterised their debut. This reissue is a fine introduction to one of the seventies more eclectic ensembles.
Remaster housed in a slipcase including 5 bonus tracks of the first and probably best known High Tide album, originally recorded in 1969 and issued on Liberty. A brilliant UK progressive psych band that grew from the ashes of the Misunderstood (Tony Hill played guitar), High Tide packed a lysergic punch full of heavy psychedelia powered by a guitar, bass, violin and drums line-up that pushed right to the limit of the sonic spectrum. The band included future Hawkwind member Simon House on violin!!
1982 second solo album by former Audience frontman Howard Werth with two bonus tracks.. The albums original songs (‘Six Of One’) were worked out by Howard and Ray Manzarek in LA, during the late seventies after Howard had been approached to join ‘The Doors the album was recorded in the UK, using the Jake Riveiras stable of musicians, including Steve Nieve, and included some classic r’n’b covers, (the "Half A Dozen Of The Other"!), performed in inimitable Werth fashion, with Howard playing a multitude of instruments.
2003 solo album by former 70’s art-rock combo 'Audience' frontman Howard Werth. The album contains many new original songs from this great songwriter, and also a Lennon & McCartney composition, ('I Wanna Be Your Man')and Howard’s arrangements of traditional pieces ('All Things Bright And Beautiful').A renowned songwriter and musician, with his trademark electro-nylon strung guitar, Howard is also a very well respected vocalist. He was head-hunted to work with The Doors, as Jim Morrison’s replacement, and still records with Ray Manzarek, who endorsed this album with:"Howard Werth, great voice, great songs, great album"
Former Audience main-man Howard Werth’s first solo LP is reissued here along with a bonus track from the 1975 album sessions "Mechanical Dream", and the radio hit "Lucinda", having been originally released on Charisma Records. King Brilliant remains a fine achievement, and is accompanied by sleeve notes on Howard’s career and featuring original photographs from the period.Contains 1unreleased track "Mechanical Dream"
The '74 debut album from the UK progressive rock band who emerged from the ashes of July. Remastered from the original master tapes, featuring extensive liner notes, deluxe slip casing and fully restored artwork. An instrumental album that mixes tranquil keyboards and gentle acoustic melody with rock guitars and a wide variety of world instruments. Ten tracks including the jazzy highlight "Easty", "Memories Of A Distant Sea" and "Fruit And Flowers."
The '74 album that followed on from the ambient Waves, made by the UK progressive rock and making it's debut on CD. Remastered from the original master tapes, featuring extensive liner notes, deluxe slip casing and fully restored artwork. More structured than Waves, this album is split into two halves (and twelve songs rather than just two parts of the same song like it's predecessor.) The first half is Jon Field tracks that attempt to represent the movement of a kite through various skies, stormy and peaceful; as always incorporating world instruments (in this case percussion) and his marvellous flute playing. Tony Duhig's half is a real treat and something that is highly unusual. Ambient music of such intensity and drama that it almost defies the genre. A superbly focussed and well sequenced album. Featuring guest Fred Frith of Henry Cow.
2005 studio album by the currentCaravan bass player who's career began in the mid 60s and he has plied his craft with the most eclectic range of artists from Frankie Miller, and Englebert Humperdinck right through to Caravan with whom he continues to play today .Also with Juicy Lucy, Savoy Brown, Blodwyn Pig, Fat Mattress, Joe Brown and of course Steve Marriotts packet of three. This collection of songs were written between 1967 and the present day ranging from "Bright New Way", a tribute to long time friend Noel Redding . Other songs were written at different stages over the years including with Steve Marriott and Joe Brown as well as choice covers. The album also features current Caravan members Jan Schelhaas, Richard Coughlan and Geoffrey Richardson.
New studio band by the two members of Caravan (and a few million other groups) Members of the aristocracy of British rock, this ten track recording features eight great originals and two covers: "Say It Ain't So" / "Ordinary Man." Expect the presense of Richardson's trusty electric viola and Leverton's bluesy vocals. Will strongly appeal to fans of the various acts that Richardson and Leverton have appeared in; Blodwyn Pig, Fat Mattress, Penguin Café Orchestra, Juicy Lucy, Steve Marriot and so on and so on!
First released in '71 (it was shelved for a few years) after the disbanding of Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger And The Trinity, this is a lost classic album. Veering from folk to free form jazz, this features a stellar cast of musicicans; Soft Machine, the Blossom Toes, Chris Speeding, Bob Downes and Julie's future husband Keith Tippett. Remastered from the original master tapes, this album really brings forward the brilliant vocal abilities of Julie and places her up with the great British female singers. Eight tracks, including: "Lullaby", "I Nearly Forgot, But I Went Back" and "A New Awakening."
Another album worth investigating from the canon of this premier British jazz-rock drummer and bandleader, now retired. With a pedigree that includes Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and the Artwoods, one would expect our man to have a talent worth shouting about, and like the other great drummer-bandleaders of the time- Jon Hiseman and Aynsley Dunbar- you'd be right. Hard-driving, uniquely British (North West London, to be specific) jazz-blues-psych-prog, not dissimilar to Colosseum, Air Force, G.B.O. or Snape, but with a bizarre Native American fixation. Very bizarre, when you consider that our man came from Lancashire!! Lead vocals as always supplied by former Ian Hunter/Marc Bolan alumni Miller Anderson. Originally released in 1971 and just as fresh today.Includes as a bonus the "Roundabout" 7" part's 1&2.Detailed booklet.
Keefs earliest engagement was as the replacement for Ringo Starr in Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. After a move to london in 1964 he served in the Artwoods and John Mayalls Bluesbreakers. In 1968 he formed his own band with Miller Anderson recording a series of regarded albums for Decca. He was often remembered for his "red indian" stage persona. By the time of their performance at woodstock the band had moved in the direction of hard jazz rock and achieved some success with this album now re-issued for the first time on CD Powerful rocking stuff indeed.
Remastered version of this obscure and excellent 1972 British art rock/space rock album featuring Steve Hillage, keyboardist Dave Stewart, & Nick Greenwood (Crazy World of Arthur Brown). The album is full of Hillage's lengthy, ambitious compositions and Stewart's swirling organ, which owes much to the Canterbury Scene of prog rock. Includes rare acetate track as a bonus. Fans of Gong, Hillage, Canterbury etc. sign up here!
Classic UK late '60s prog/psych band featuring Norman Haines who made this one amazing album in 1968/9 that wasn't released until 1970. Soaring soulful vocals, string arrangements, reverberating Hammond, powerful guitar work. It has it all, as well as songs that just won't leave your head.This re-issue contains 6 bonus tracks including a outakes and 2 mono single versions of "Mr Armageddon" and the amazing "You Must be Joking".
Wooly Wolstenholmes 2004 show at the Mean Fiddler is now released as a limited edition run and it features the virtuoso mellotronen work of Woolly.The CD features a mix of his well loved Barclay James Harvest contributions and solo material.
Stunning artifact from the peak of the early '70's UK freak scene. Arguably the best album from the Welsh psychedelic band who were heavily into West Coast US guitar psych. This 1972 release contained just four long tracks, with "C'Mon" and "Bananas" (one of the band's two best songs) being the the stand-outs. Both feature lengthy twin guitar extensions, trippy keyboard space jams (similar to Pink Floyd) and all out twin guitar, acid rock heaven. The album stands up along with classics by Gong and Hawkwind as one of the definitive UK acid psych albums of the '70's.Contains 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks recorded at Rockfild Studios in 1972.
This wonderful fantasy concept album was conceived and recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport between 1976 and 1977 by producer David Rohl and features appearances by Barclay James Harvest, 10cc, Justin Hayward, Maddy Prior, Noel Redding, Sad Café and the Hallé Orchestra. This reissue will feature one bonus track the original album artwork and booklet alongside extensive liner notes and photographs.
A compilation very much in the style of the early '70's UK major label progressive rock samplers containing the following material "Northern Hemisphere" - East of Eden, "Mr. Armageddon" (single version) - Locomotive, "Down at Circes Place" - Touch, I Will Be Absorbed - Egg, "Desolation Valley / Waves" - Nektar, "The Mixed Up Man of the Mountains" - Khan, "Jig-a-jig" East of Eden, Summer Song - Clive John, "Deceivers All" - Wooly Wolstenholme, "All Aboard" - Caravan, "Always" - Nektar, "Souk" - Wooly Wolstenholme's" M?STOSO"," Its Getting a Whole Lot Better" - Caravan. A great detailed booklet rounds off this lavish and slendid cornucopia of sounds.A Great way to hear some of these UK prog rock monsters. Due In: 21/01/2005
This classic album from 1972 has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes for the first time. Every track on this wonderful album retains a place in Nektar's stage show to this day, including 'King Of Twilight', the jazz-tinged 'Desolation Valley' and the epic title track. This expanded CD reissue includes both the original German mix from 1972 the 1976 US remix of 'Tab' and previously unseen photos. Awesome!
Fifth album, from 1974 from the German based British progressive space rockers. Ostensibly a concept album based on a cosmic circus, this includes all of the usual musical virtuousity expected of this fine band and a guest spot from Bob Calvert of Hawkwind!This re-issue was mixed in Quadraphonic sound and is presented here as an SACD release featuring a stereo remastered audio layer, an SACD 96khz stereo remastered layer and a 5.1 Surround mix of the album taken from the original Quad masters. Also includes several alternate version bonus tracks and out-takes from Robert Calvert’s humorous 'ringmaster' links.
Brand new 2004 studio album from original members Roye Albrighton, Taff Freeman & Ron Howden which brings the distinctive Nektar sound brought into the 21st Century,with superb contemporary production by Julian Gordon Hastings and artwork by Helnut Wenske who designed all of Nektar's best selling recordings. Artwork is by the same artist who did the early albums.NOW DELETED - LAST 2 COPIES.
Nektars first album from 1971 sounding more like a 1968 release. This UK band were based in Germany and had one of the most awesome lightshows of the era. This is the bands best and most psychedelic album and is pure genius from start to finish. A mind blowing panoramic space voyage into the inner psyche with fantastic guitar and keyboard work, tripped-out spacey effects and beautiful songs. The surround mix is mind blowing. THIS WILL PLAY IN STEREO ON STANDARD CD PLAYERS AND IN 5.1 SURROUND ON SACD PLAYERS. Includes both sides of the "Do You Believe In Magic" single.
The complete concert recorded at the Academy of Music, New York City on September 28th 1974, spread across two CDs, available in the SACD 5.1 surround hybrid format (which plays in ordinary CD players and SACD 5.1 players) This is Nektar’s first ever concert in New York City now presented in the manner in which it should be heard. This album is a tribute both a wonderful progressive/psychedelic band and their loyal audience.
Nektar’s 1977 studio album is presented for the first time remastered from the first generation master tapes. By the time of its recording guitarist Roye Albrighton had departed the fold to be replaced by Dave Nelson. Featuring stand out tracks such as "Away From Asgard","Listen" and "Magic is a Child", this reissue also includes a bonus track in the form of an alternate version of"Train to Nowhere" featuring contributions from King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.
Another landmark from Nektar, Recycled was originally mixed by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick at Air Studios in London but sadly that mix was not used. The albums sound is heavily influenced by the contribution of synthesiser wizard Larry Fast and on this disc the stunning original version of 'Recycled' is revealed in full, and as a bonus the full previously unissued Geoff Emerick mix has also been added! Includes the bands all time classic "It's All Over". Remastered from the original master tapes and including a fully expanded and detailed booklet this is a must have item for any '70's prog/psych fan.
Classic album reissued in remastered 5.1 Surround Sound format. When released in 1973, it became one of the best selling albums in Germany that year, in the US it gained a top 20 position. It was released in Qudraphonic and stereo versions. The quadraphonic master tapes have been transformed into the 5.1 surround sound for the highest possible audio quality. Coming with 3 bonus tracks: "Remember the future" (made in Germany edit), "Lonely roads" (promotional single edit) and "Let it grow" (promotional single edit). THIS WILL PLAY IN STEREO ON STANDARD CD PLAYERS AND IN 5.1 SURROUND ON SACD PLAYERS
Remastered and expanded 2 CD set housed in a digi of this wonderful third album from the British band who found a home in Germany. Released in 1973 and originally as a double album it's a classic heavy psychedelic rock somewhere between Hawkwind and Led Zeppelin with strong vocal led songs and loose acid guitar/hammond jams. "Good Day" and "Do You Believe in Magic" are magical period rock hymns filled with youthful sentiments of hope and pain.... Great stuff and housed in a digi pack.
1974 follow up to "Remember The Future" from the British band who were based in Germany but recorded this album in the UK. This is the complete Roundhouse gig with the studio material from the original album moved to another set (see Unidentified Flying Abstract) The album captures Nektar at their 1974 peak and the whole concert has been completely remastered by Paschal Byrne and Roye Albrighton and topped off with a detailed illustrated booklet. A great double CD package designed by Phil Smee!
A 2CD slipcased anthology of Nektar favourites. All remastered versions from the highly acclaimed remastered catalogue. Features tracks from every "Nektar" release from 1970 to current day. The story of Nektar is a remarkable one. A British rock band that found stardom and success in Germany and the USA, yet failed to make the significant breakthrough in their own country. With three gold albums under their belt ("Remember the Future", "Down to Earth" and "Recycled"), Nektar produced some of the most original work of the seventies. Over 150 minutes of music.
Last available ten years ago on a limited fan club 500 press, this 1978 classic from the (recently) ex-Hawkwinder is a much sought after treasure. Featuring Mike Howlett, Steve Hillage and Tim Blake, this unpredictable album came after Dave Brock kicked him out of the Wind. As a way of coping, Nik decided to go to Egypt and record his interpretation of the Egyptian Book Of The Dead in the Kings Chamber of The Great pyramid! (perhaps that explains the amazing reverb). Finished off in wales, this Eastern influenced bit of genius is now available again. Deluxe packaging with a recreation of the original booklet and 1 bonus track "Flute music recorded in the Great Pyramid" - LAST COPY NOW DELETED.
Forever remembered for their underground hit "Notting Hill Gate" Shiva (Phil) Jones, the former lead singer and song writer for the progressive underground english rock band QUINTESSENCE (circa. 1969 - 1974), and his new music partner Rudra (Ralph) Beauvert have come together to create an exciting, eclectic and contemporary style of music on this double CD. The 2 CD set has songs like 'Reptillian Corporate Sign Language, that address the corporate greed of our times. "But What Am I?" is a tongue-in-cheek / Monty Python view of alien abductions and the eternal question of "Who are we?" in a broader sense. "Blue Is Beautiful" and "Everything Is Weird" are two songs that look at how we are treating the environment: Hollywood guru and new age bread head send up the new age guru circuit. Also, due to popular demand, we've included modern renditions of the most popular classic Quintessence songs such as 'Cosmic Surfer' (well, obviously), 'Ganga Mai' and 'Giants'. This album is a fearless ride and will definitely take the listener to musical realms not experienced before! - LAST 3 COPIE SOF THIS NOW DELETED CD
The follow up to the their breakthrough debut album "Oh Sister..." "Estella in Lux" is another release from the "Caravan" frontman Geoffrey Richardson and his compadre Francis Kendall. Besides being the frontman of one of the most respected of the "Canterbury" bands, Geoffrey is also a virtuoso on electric Viola, flute, electric spoons, in fact you name it and he probably plays it. But with a background in Penguin Café Orchestra and Bob Geldof Band is it really a surprise!? The music here is top quality folk, a collection of "Roots, Reels, Ballads and Blues", all original and all lovingly crafted. Encompassing elements garnered on their extensive travels this looks set to be a another delightful album full of engaging stories and compelling music.
Remastered reissue with bonus tracks and full repackaging. The first solo album by Hawkwind poet, lyricist and frontman Robert Calvert was first released in 1974 to huge critical acclaim. Featuring Hawkwind and special guests Paul Rudolph (of the Pink Fairies), Vivian Stanshall, Brian Eno, Arthur Brown and Jim Capaldi, the album is a conceptual work of of excellence and dark wit. Remastered from the original master tapes and with fully restored artwork, this reissue features three bonus tracks including a previously unreleased extended version of "The Right Stuff" and is certain to appeal to the legions of Hawkwind fans throughout the land. The liner notes are written by Hawkwind's Nik Turner.
Calvert’s second album was originally released by United Artists in 1975. Produced by Brian Eno, the album is another ingenious concept work featuring guests from Hawkwind, the Pink Fairies and sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock. This re-mastered reissue with expanded booklet features two previously unreleased bonus tracks "Howzat!" & "Cricket Lovely Reggae" (Cricket Star)
This reissue has been awaited for many years! Featuring Steve Cataldo (ex-Front Page Review), and an uncredited Steve Morgen (who made the legendary Morgen album) this great psychedelic album from 1969, is a US acid rock masterpiece. Superb acid lead guitar and chunky fuzz weave through its tripped out weirdness, with effects a plenty and melodic vocals. This remastered re-issue features 2 bonus tracks and sleeve notes by Steve Cataldo. Grade "A" stuff!NOW A DELETED ECLECTIC TITLE THESE ARE THE LAST COPIES OF THIS CLASSIC CD.
Digitally remastered expanded CD edition of the great debut from 1970 (originally on CBS) by one of the main acts of the underground rock scene of the early '70's. Freaky acid prog vibes combine with a laid back west coast feel. Great musicianship highlighted by really long jamming tracks, assorted instrumentation and good songs that will appeal to fans of Mighty Baby, Man, etc. Includes 2 bonus tracks "Tell Me" single version and "Better Be Blind".Fully detailed booklet rounds off the release.
Digitally remastered version of the Dec 1970 release from this great UK progressive outfit.Quite possibly the best album by this UK freak / psych / prog band. A West Coast vibe flows through this album and gives it a rural spacey hippy feel with long jamming tracks, (check out "Walking In The Park" and "Take Me To Your Leaders Daughter") assorted instrumentation and good songs.For fans of Man , Mighty Baby etc.Fully detailed booklet rounds off this great re-issue.
The legendary 1969 US album which featured ex-Kingsmen and future Stooges producer Don Gallucci within their ranks finally gets the re-issue treatment here. A psych mix of rock, classical, early prog and jazz adds up to a unique sound. On the track "Seventy Five" Joey Newman transforms his voice into an exotic instrument of operatic intensity, before the band head into the cosmos with a luscious guitar lead opus. Five unreleased tracks have turned up from the vaults including the 11 minute "Blue Feeling" a bizarre spaced out blues interpretation and an ethereal live demo of "Alesha And The Others" plus 3 others. Peel back your mind and listen to this long lost magical album.
Woolly Wolstenholme was the Mellotron and Keyboard genius of Barclay James Harvest from 1967 to 1979 and was responsible for the more epic and symphonic pieces recorded by the band. Wolstenholme embarked on the recording of a second solo album that was to have been called"Black Box". The Eclectic reissue adds three previously unreleased live recordings made in Vienna in 1981 with his band Maestoso, an unreleased track and a series of 1980 demos and taste of Woolly’s new work with a studio demo of "Bootham Park Elegy".