Finally out again on CD! An excellent CD compilation of all of the singles by this legendary UK Mod band who turned into Mighty Baby. 17 tracks (placed in chronological order of when they were recorded) all produced by George Martin and sleeve notes by Paul Weller....Fold out poster booklet packed with photos and information.
The first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer here with his greatest hits and more from the Hi Label (U.S) and Decca (UK). His music incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with wild moans and wails, but his records were stylish, boasting immaculate productions that rolled along with a tight beat, sexy backing vocals, and lush strings.
First time on CD for this his last album he recorded before his death. Recorded in Jan 1982 (he died Feb 82) it contains all the hallmarks of his celebrated albums on Vertigo and has been mastered from the original tapes.
First time reissue for these two 1971 MGM label LPs on 1 CD.The first album features Newley's versions of the hit songs he wrote for "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" including "the Candyman.Fully annotated by a Newley expert,the booklet features many photos and ephemera.
Bumper three albums on two CDs, originally released in the mid to late '70's. Probably best remembered for their 3 million selling 45 "Tighten Up" in '68, this is a boisterous, rousing and quirky group, mixing danceable R&B with lush soul / disco productions and ideologies. Twenty four tracks in total, featuring the hit singles: "Everybody Have A Good Time", "Glad You Could Make It" and "Strategy."
Compilation of early singles and album tracks from the UK R & B band who featured Jon Lord and Keef Hartley. Legendary Mod sounds with plenty of soul and some tight arrangemants that typify this hard-working combos sound.
2 albums for the price of 1. Collecting the third BT album 'Energy To Burn' from 1976, and their sixth '1980' (wonder when it was released?) showing the group's development from slarge-ensemble 70s discofunk to slicker, more synthesised sounds, Both albums were massive hits on both the pop and R''B charts at the time, and spawned hits in both categories. Packaged with extensive sleevenotes and photos.
More stellar BT Express reissues- these time of their second and fifth albums, arguably their best. Produced by Jeff Lane, later the founder of the equally legendary Brass Construction, these albums show the influence of both band and producer on the then burgeoning disco movement that was growing out of funk. Originally released in 1975 and 1978, and they haven't dated at all. Timeless grooves.
Two on one CD featuring B.T. Express' first and fourth albums. Originally issued in 1974 and 1977 respectively, these albums have taken on an afterlife of their own in the music of many influential artists in hip-hop and turntabilism. The first album especially contains some of the most sampled tunes ever (used by such luminairies as Big Daddy Kane, GangStarr, EPMD, Dre, Grandmaster Flash and many, many others). Catch some of yesterday's disco funk of the highest order.
For most of the 1970s, the late Charlie Rich was just about the biggest thing in country music. One of the greatest voices to ever grace a Nashville recording studio, and it certainly graced a few; from Sun to RCA/Groove, Smash, Hi and finally struck success with Epic in 1968. This 2 on 1 CD contains his first two Epic albums, released in 1968 and 1969, both produced by legend Billy Sherill and both chock full of Rich originals alongside classics like "Try a Little Tenderness" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix". Essential for any fan of Country and recommended to those on the outside just looking in.
This excellent band recorded an album for Vertigo,Transatlantic and this, their first for Mooncrest. A lost UK folk rock gem,originally released in 1974 and stylistically varied with lush and huge string arrangement's by Robert Kirby (Nick Drake). This album could really be described as "Prog Folk" as the guitars get quite beefy at times while on the other hand the band's cover Buffalo Springfield's "Rock & Roll Woman" has a real West Coast Flavour. Fab. Includes detailed booklet.
Follow up album to "the Fantastic Expedition" album from 1970. The album featured a bevy of stars; Bernie Leadon, fiddler Byron Berline, drummer Jon Corneal, steel guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow and Chris Hillman - both members of the Flying Burrito Brothers. The resulting record became one of the pioneering platters of country-rock. Superb.
Deluxe 2 CD edition of this great album originally released in 1980 and features the huge hit 'I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down'. Produced by Nick Lowe, the album displays a heavy soul influence. The bonus disc contaoins 30 tracks,19 of which are previously unreleased.
CD reissue of Emitt Rhodes first solo album with loads of bonus tracks. Emitt was the brains behind US '60s pop psych band The Merry Go Round, who created some stunning Beatles-like pop psych. This album is even more Beatles-like with "Abbey Road" type production and harmonies. A wonderful record that stands up to repeated listens.
Recorded in 1968, this is an excellent psychedelic rock album featuring the talents of ex-"Mother" Elliot Ingber and future Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward. Includes the "Easy Rider" song "Don't Bogart Me" and an excellent acid version of Zappa's "Oh No I Don't Believe It", plus the tripped out psych gem "Wispy Paisley Skys".
Part of Edsel's Philadelphia International re-issue program this 2 on 1 from The Futures takes the listener a bit deeper into the minds of the guys behind the Rare Groove favourite "Ain't No Time Fa Nothing". The two albums on this release, "Past, Present and The Futures" and "The Greetings of Peace", were issued in 1978 and 1980 respectively and this timely re-issue throws in a bonus track in the form of "In Answer To Your Question", a non-album b side.
'Magic' was the last album by Gillan and featured Ian Gillan himself, Janick Gers(guitar), John McCoy (bass), Colin Towns (keyboards), and Mick Underwood (drums).After a tour to promote the album, Ian Gillan broke up the band in order to join Black Sabbath for a year, before joining the reformed Mark 2 line-up of Deep Purple in 1984. Released in October 1982, it reached # 17 in the UK album chart and features the hit singles "Long Gone" and "Living For The City" (a cover of the StevieWonder classic). The eight bonus tracks feature the non-album single b-sides as well as two album outtakes: amazing versions of The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" and Howlin' Wolf's "Smokestack Lightning". Also included are the a- and b-side of the solo single "SouthAfrica" from 1988, along with an extended 12" version.
Here we present abox set of all eleven singles by Gillan, in CD-sized replicas of their original 7"sleeves. The box also includes a bonus DVD of seven promo videos, which have never been commercially released in any format, and have remained unseen since they were broadcast on a handful of occasions in the early 80s.The booklet is annotated by Ian Gillan himself, along with respected critic Valerie Potter 1. Vengeance / Smoke On The Water [live at Kingsway Recorders] 2. Sleeping On The Job / Higher And Higher 3. No Easy Way [single edit] / Handles On Her Hips /I Might As Well Go Home (Mystic) 4. Trouble / Your Sister’s On My List / Mr Universe [live] / Vengeance [live] /Smoke On The Water [live] 5. Mutually Assured Destruction / The Maelstrom 6. New Orleans / Take A Hold Of Yourself 7. No Laughing In Heaven [single edit] / One For The Road / Lucille / Bad News 8. Nightmare / Bite The Bullet [live] 9. Restless / On The Rocks [live] 10. Living For The City / Breaking Chains / Purple Sky 11. Long Gone / Fiji. BONUS DVD: THE VIDEOS for Sleeping On The Job / No Laughing In Heaven / Lucille / Nightmare / Restless /Living For The City / Long Gone.
The essential masterpiece 1976 album from the Irish band. Chronicling in music the various migrations of both real and faerie folk to the Emerald Isle it's an usual mix of traditional Celtic musicianship and Seventies progressive rock - kind of like Jethro Tull meets Clannad and Fairport. Remastered and brilliant from start to finish.
1974 album from this Irish/Celtic rock band that managed to competently combine traditional Irish jigs and airs with contemporary guitar based rock music. It works well - imagine an Irish version of Jethro Tull. This is one of their best albums featuring the excellent twin lead guitar led "Stars" and the evocative "Mad Pat".
This festive collection was released in 1975 by the famed Irish folk rock band. It features an assortment of beautiful folk songs with a winter theme. If you are looking for a truly evocative Xmas album then this is it! Remastered.
The debut album from the Irish rock band who found fame in the UK and Europe after managing to find a successful way of marrying contemporary rock music with traditional Irish music and mystical Celtic tales. Folk and rock compliment each other wonderfully well with flashes of west coast guitar meeting jigs and reels.NOW DELETED THIS IS THE LAST COPY
A double CD set from 1976 recorded when Horslips were at their Celtic Rock peak. With selections from their best albums and a fine extended version of "Furniture" (complete with a great West Coast styled guitar break) this is a fine live album that has been much improved by a complete digital remastering.
Perhaps the best known of the Irish bands' albums, this 1973 release was a concept album, detailing one of ancient Erin's most famous folk tales. Combining mournful traditional Celtic music with long haired rock was a masterstroke which can be heard to fine effect on this reissue. An album that appeals to folk rock and progressive rock fans alike.
1975 album that took a more progressive stance than its predecessors, still maintaining the Celtic/Irish feel, but hiding it more beneath the more up-to-date musical prowess. Some excellent long tracks here with great guitar work.
Originally a 2 LP set, this incredible live set was recorded in the early eighties, befor Axton began a career in movies. Featuring classics such as 'A Rusty Old Halo' and 'Maybelline' and the guitar talents of the legendary James Burton, this is an essential piece of country history.
Another excellent two on one from country legend, Hoyt Axton, that feature his Road Band and James Burton. These two albums, recorded in 1982 and 1990 respectively, continue to demonstrate how indispensible this man is.
Two original albums on one from this country legend. Axton was backed by such luminaries as James Burton, Dr John, Stephen Stills and Paul Butterfield (on 'Rusty Old Halo') and the On The Road Band (on 'Where Did The Money Go). A stunning round-up of two classic albums.
A gem in the rough (Dury's solo work up to this point had been disappointing) that has, for too long now, been overlooked has now been given the deserved deluxe expanded dble CD treatment. Originally released in 1992 The Bus Driver's Prayer saw Dury reunited with Blockheads Mickey Gallagher, Chaz Jankel, Davey Payne and John Turnbull for an album worthy of the Blockheads title. All the recordings on the bonus disc are previously unreleased and are made up of out-takes from the album sessions. The booklet contains fulll annotation by Will Birch, all the lyrics and unpublished photos.
Originally issued in May 1979 this was Dury's first album with the full line-up of The Blockheads, bringing about a veritable revelation with the tightness and excitement developed over their time as a touring band. This expanded deluxe 2 CD edition features three fabulous non-album singles, Ian Dury's most successful releases: What a Waste; Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3. Also featured are the legendary b-side There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards and the 6:40 12" version of Reasons.. The bonus disc features 6 previously unreleased demos and an entire eleven song set at Leicester University from "Lice Stiffs" tour in the autumn of 1977 (9 tracks previously unreleased). To top it all off there is a booklet featuring complete lyrics (for the first time ever!) and noodles of other great stuff. A superb reissue of a quite unmistakably genius album.
Expanded and remastered double CD reissue of Dury's classic Stiff Records release. The third album he released on Stiff, Laughter was issued originally in December 1980 and was the only Blockheads album to feature the great Wilko Johnson (Dr. Feelgood's original guitarist) who co-wrote the hit single "Superman's Big Sister". The 2CD edition contains three non-album singles sides (including the essential I Want To Be Straight) and a whole disc of previously unreleased tracks including demos for the album and cuts form the album sessions. And for the first time ever the booklet contains all the lyrics, along with annotation by Will Birch and Dury ephemera.
Expanded to a double slipcased CD set this album was one of the undoubted classics of the burgeoning English punk rock scene of 1977. The songs were lyrical, polished and memorable - tracks like "Billericay Dickie" and "Plaistow Patricia" clever vignettes of council house life. The bonus disc on this re-issue includes "Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll" and 17 unissued tracks unearthed for this release which included work-in-progress versions of every track on the album and more.Essential !
"Child In Time" was the first album by Ian Gillan after his departure from Deep Purple in 1973. The Ian Gillan Band comprised Ian Gillan himself, Ray Fenwick (guitar),John Gustafson (bass), Mike Moran (keyboards), and Mark Nauseef (drums). Released in July 1976, it reached # 55 in the UK album chart and shows the band pursuing a jazz rock direction. The title track is an amazing reworking of the DeepPurple classic from "Deep Purple In Rock".The languorous "Let It Slide", almost 12 minutes in length, gives the band the opportunity to showcase their skills.
Recorded at the famous Japanese sumo wrestling venue on 22nd September 1977 by the Ian Gillan Band: It was released in Japan in December 1977 in two volumes, but only released in the UK and Europe as a 2 LP set in July 1983. The first three sides of the original vinyl feature extended work-outs of songs from the IGB albums "Clear Air Turbulence" and "Scarabus".The release closes with storming versions of three Deep Purple classics: "Child InTime", "Smoke On The Water", and "Woman From Tokyo". Clear Air Turbulence / My Baby Loves Me / Scarabus / Money Lender / Twin Exhausted /Over The Hill / Mercury High / Child In Time / Smoke On The Water / Woman From Tokyo
This final String Band album was released in 1974, and combined electric folk tunes with orchestrated seafaring sagas and live favourites in a beautiful collection. Not a bad way to finish, a fine output of a great band.
Arguably the best album from these US freaks, this 1969 amalgam of Western rock and Eastern ragas culminates in the extraordinary 11 minute eastern tinged "Seven-Ate Sweet". Now reissued with full sleeve notes and band history.
The first album from the legendary US psych-masters. Mixing Middle Eastern instrumentation with electric West Coast psychedelia and incorporating a wide range of influences and instruments from banjo to dulcimer via bazouki and mandolin, this album is a US '60s masterpiece that still sounds brilliant today.
Compilation of rare pre-Brinsley Schwarz combo Kippington Lodge's early singles. Melodic psychy pop from the late sixties very much in the 'Rubble' vein. This packed CD also includes early Brinsleys material, all of which includes Nick Lowe on guitar. A fully annotated booklet completes an excellent package.
Featuring one of his biggest hits ("Lady Love") Lou Rawls' 1977 gold album "When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All" is a fine place to start your two-tiered Rawls collection and this time round the album is graced with a bonus track in the form of a 1987 all-star collaboration for the presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson. The second disc contains the originally double vinyl album "Live" issued in 1978 and is a faithful souvenir of Rawls late 70s stage show,. Featuring renditions of 60s hits, covers of his favourite songs and contemporary classics. To top it all the 2 CD package is also fully annotated.
1968 stoned US classic, now remastered and repackaged. The legendary debut album is a trippy acid rock gem that sounds somewhat like H P Lovecraft meets Quicksilver MS on speed. Features "Amphetamine Gazelle", "Wind Chimes" and the stunning 12 minute "War Goes On". Definitely out there, and ranking with the best West Coast classics. Note that the original album was originally issued at the wrong speed (which many people prefer) This is a corrected edition.
First issued in 1969, the second Mad River album contained shorter country influenced tracks as well as a couple of acid-dripping epics in keeping with their earlier debut. A fine example of Americana in a number of guises. Jerry Corbitt of Sugarloaf produces and plays guitar.
Compiled from works in progress material from 1972 -1977.The discs are arranged chronologically, the first being home demo's, whilst the second disc features the songs he took to the studio to work on with the band.The package contains a 16 page colour booklet with extensive annotation by Bolan expert Martin Barden.
2007 digitally remastered two-fer from the Folk Rock singer / songwriter, featuring her 1968 debut album and her 69 follow up recorded Donovan's arranger John Cameron. These two melody laiden albums have aged beautifully, highlighting Ms Safka's quickly developing songwriting talent. Soon after recording Affectionately Me, she would go on to appear at Woodstock and her career began to take off. Booklet contains all of the lyrics and sleevenotes presented in the manner of the original.
Two of the singer songwriter's finest moments together on a double CD set. Both of the albums (from 1970) express Melanie's sheer passion and vocal steel in front of a microphone. Leftover wine is a fifty minute live show that highlights her personality and warm folky style. Both albums have been expanded with bonus tracks.
Two albums by the popular US folk pop singer, both released in 1971. These releases were where her career really took off with both albums charting highy in the American and UK charts.The twelve track Good Book was her last official release on Buddha Records (despite various sunsequent releases on the label) Gather Me features her huge international hit "Brand New Key."
Official reissue of this highly sought after psychedelic progressive /folky UK album from 1970. Mixing equal quantities of spidery psychedelia and progressive instrumentalism, the otherworldly feelings grow with each listening, as the use of dissonance is highlighted. Plenty of fuzz guitar too!! Now with extensive liner notes by '60s guru David Wells!
This album is a collection of songs all written in the Island Records (68) recording period except for a bizarre version of "Lithium" (from 96) by the U.S. Nirvana in the wake of Kurt's death! Lyrics to all songs are included in the booklet. Now well deleted we have obtained a few copies of this interesting gem. Once these have gone we will not be able to re-stock this item.
A collection of 21 tracks,many of which have never been heard that have the involvement of Patrick Campbell-Lyons & Alex Spyropoulos from a demo version of the Smoke's (UK)"Girl in the Park",through to unreleased Nirvana demos and versions of classics like "Rainbow Chaser" and "Tiny Goddess". Detailed 8 page booklet rounds of the package. Now deleted we have obtained a few copies of this interesting gem.
Double CD package containing the entire Morgan Bluetown/Columbia output of this late '60's UK harmony pop/psike band. Long out of print on vinyl this double CD reissue is a treasure trove of sunny, flower pop and paisley psych featuring 33 tracks, and a twelve page booklet. Package design by Phil Smee...
Anthology of this pre-Procol Harum outfit's 45s recorded between '63 and '65, plus four unreleased cuts. Brimming with enthusiastic and soulful R&B, they were once described by The Rolling Stones as "the best R&B group in England". For fans of Robin Trower, Gary Brooker et al, as well as lovers of UK mid-60s beat.
Final 1972 album from the ex-Timebox, UK progressive rockers. This album is legendary for the inclusion of "Loud Green Song" with Ollie Halsall's awesome guitar break. It also includes the sick "Mummy" and a whole host of cooking originals.... Band members would go on to play with Kevin Ayers, Boxer, Spooky Tooth and The Rutles!
Compilation of the best tracks from both of the albums by this popular US band. Sounding alternately like the Mamas and Papas or Jefferson Airplane, this is a fine slice of those far off Summer of Love days/daze.
A Sacred San Francisco album. This gem was Quicksilver's debut release featuring the trademark twin lead guitars of Cippolina and Duncan and soaring vocal harmonies. It also oozed a wild west attitude that gave the whole thing a timeless psychedelic outlaw quality. With ringing masterpieces such as "Gold and Silver" and the apocalyptic "Pride Of Man" you can't afford to miss this album....
With main vocalist Dino Valente on Sabbatical, this 1970 offering was a more laidback West Coast affair with, the guitar of Cipollina supplemented by David Freiberg's viola and bass and Nicky Hopkins keyboards.There are some great tracks here with the ace title tune and Hopkin's "Edward, The Mad Shirt Grinder" clocking in at nearly ten minutes!
The 1976 reformation album. Slightly lacking the atmosphere of the original albums but still a fine release with some great guitar work from Cippolina and Duncan. Now remastered with new sleeve notes...
Great compilation of some of the top folk artists of the early '70's. Features Steeleye Span, Shirley Collins, Tim Hart, Maddy Prior, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. Bewitching English folk rock music from an era that saw the genre come into bloom.
First released in 1980 on CBS here is the CD with original artwork restored and booklet notes by expert Jon Storey.Features the classic tracks "Creature With The Atom Brain", "I walked With Zombie","Two Headed Dog","Wind & More" and indeed many more.Excellent stuff.
Official release of the 1969 album formed by members of Blues Project and Mystery Trend. Largely dominated by the violin of Richard Greene, this was a pleasing and interesting amalgam of country rock, blues and psychedelia. Hard to fully describe but well worth investigating.Great late 60's style sleeve.
Famed US Beatnik comic/cartoonist who made this album in 1965. A collection of humorous songs that still raises a laugh 35 years later. Includes tracks such as "Ever Lovin Machine" and "Testing The Bomb".
A worthy reissue of three albums from the late 70s/early 80s output of this quintessential Philly Soul act. All tracks written by the great Gamble and Huff, and produced by Thom Bell, the man largely responsible for half of the 'Philly Sound'. The three albums are spread over 2 CDs featuring added photos and liner annotation from soul experts, and are an interesting document of an era of popular music not often discussed by the fashion conscious music media.
Released in 1977, this was the last studio album recorded before Bolan's untimely demise. Taking on board some of the growing new punk ethos and aggression, this set of songs showed a harder edge than previously and reflected Bolan's awareness and ability to transform his musical identity. Extra 21 track bonus CD which suggest with certain songs that his proposed next album would have been a real killer.
1976 album that saw Bolan flirting with New Romanticism - something he was well entitled to do, having been one of the original instigators of glam rock. Marc even played Moog on several tracks on this release, although thankfully full blown progressive rock was noticeably absent. This reissue double CD has been wonderfully remastered and the bonus CD has 20 tracks. All of this is housed in a slipcase and a gatefold CD sleeve.
One of the fastest selling albums of the early Seventies, this is perhaps the perfect example of Bolan's reinvented teenage hero persona, including as it does the smash singles "Metal Guru" and "Telegram Sam". This remastered version contains a bonus CD with the alternative "Slider" album known as "Rabbit Fighter" and conatins 15 tracks.All housed in deluxe slipcase gatefold CD pakaging.Great stuff…
This 1973 album was recorded at the height of T. Rextasy and includes the hit singles "Born To Boogie" with extra bonus tracks including "Children Of The Revolution," "Solid Gold Easy Action" and "20th Century Boy". Simply melodic boogie beats with lyrics that the kids could identify with and it's still easy to see why this sold millions. Remastered with bonus disc of 23 tracks in a fold out digi pak.
Second album from the Irish folkies, recorded in 1972. A slight progressive leaning helped them to become popular and this album perfectly combines traditional folk music with an intelligent, dreamy soft folk/rock treatment.
From 1973 comes the final album from the Hippy Irish folk/rock duo. Continuing in the tradition set on their previous offerings, this was a beautiful and ethereal album that included a cover of a Nick Drake song.
Ambitious 1973 solo album by the Pearls Before Swine singer, characterised by his gentle vocals and incisive songwriting. Solo in name only, this actually features over 20 musicians with orchestral arrangements and assorted instrumentation. Tom's 9th album.... Timeless...
Originally released in November 1982, this Top 20 live album saw Toyah at the peak of her commercial powers. This double vinyl album has never before been issued on CD in it's entirety, and as a result, six tracks appear on CD for the first time. Expect blistering live versions of Toyah's biggest hits as well as songs from the punk era including "Ieya" and "War Boys".
Long gone vinyl compilation of the later material by this great and much underrated '60's San Francisco band who mixed guitar psych with laid back rural rock. Fronted by the distinctively smooth melodic vocals of Jesse Colin Young the band pursued a more rural direction on their later albums with no drop in quality (much like the Grateful Dead). Tracks from "Rock Festival" "High On A Ridge Top" "Good and Dusty" and "Ride The Wind" are included here including a great version of "Get Together" live.