Contains the complete live recording of Aktuals performance in Music F club, and four demo songs recorded in the Aktual rehearsal room. There is yet another home recording from 1972 of unfortunately very low quality, which was used as a soundtrack to the silent film about the Aktual concert in Holubin. From it, only part of the Composition City Of The Aktuals was selected for this CD. The other songs on the 1972 recordings are "Coke", "Yellow Martian", "Rats into the Breach" and the gem "Drop Acid & You Will See": higher-quality alternative versions of these have been included on the album. All recordings are monophonic. All of them are published for the first time, except for the two-minute fragment of the song "An Assualt Upon The Culture" which appeared on Milan Knizaks album Obrad horici mysli and on the CD enclosure of the book Alternativni Kultura.
Seminal Holyground album from 1971 finally issued by Kissing Spell. Side one features acoustic rock songs with the Holyground psych edge, whereas side two concentrates on Thundermother; a progressive acid-rock band. Featuring Bill Nelson on lead guitar on three tracks.
Back in at last and as it says on the tin...a live recording from this excellent late '60's UK acid rock band influenced by Love and The Airplane. Includes covers of tracks by the aforesaid Airplane as well as tracks by Canned Heat, Love, Neil Young, Judy Collins and Tim Rose. All feature female vocals and some incandescent lead guitar work. Sound quality is a more than acceptable historical lo-fi. NOTE: The LP has different tracks to the CD.
Back in at last and as it says on the tin...a live recording from this excellent late '60's UK acid rock band influenced by Love and The Airplane. Includes covers of tracks by the aforesaid Airplane as well as tracks by Canned Heat, Traffic, Neil Young, Judy Collins and Tim Rose. All feature female vocals and some incandescent lead guitar work. Sound quality is a more than acceptable historical lo-fi.
Only 6 copies of this lp were originally pressed to acetate back in 1969 and it holds the title of one of the world's rarest records. A stunning example of UK psychedelic folk rock with excellent female vocals and trippy guitars. The sound is like early Fairport/Curved Air meeting Cream/Mountain with hard edged acid guitar breaks. Includes reproduction of original cover.
Early '70's UK band who later became the smooth retro harmony ensemble Telephone Bill. Baby whale were more in the UK Folk Rock mould and supported Fairport Convention and Curved Air during their short existence. Beautiful and eccentric songs featuring bizarre instrumentation. Detailed booklet.
Excellent and previously unknown early '70's UK folk rock band who later became the smooth retro harmony ensemble Telephone Bill. Very much in the early '70's Fairport vein with flashes of Storyteller and Tudor Lodge. Beautiful melodic male and female vocals, electric violin, guitar and steel guitar. High quality production, great original songs and original interpretations of traditional folk classics such as the Cuckoo. Detailed booklet. Highly recommended.
Some of the rarest UK psychedelia ever made, this collection comes mainly from unreleased studio tapes and acetates, often the only known existing medium. Artists featured include Mind Exchange, High School, Middle Earth, Tarsus and other hopelessly obscure acts. A great comp....
Another fine Holyground re-issue, this time dating from 1974. Acoustic folky psychedelia with all the usual Holyground touches, featuring six bonus tracks from the follow-up "Junction 32" album making a very nice slice of 70s UK psychy folk..
Recorded in 1978 this is a fine slab of UK folk from a Leicester based band. It features excellent arrangements on traditional folk numbers like 'Dunphy's Hornpipe', 'T Stands For Thomas', 'Little Drummer', 'Swallow's Tail Reel', along with the great 'Sligo Fancy' and other similar gems. Lively reels are found mixed amongst the assorted folk tale songs.
Rare as hell UK folk album that's finally issued on CD. This lost British Folk album shares the same communal spirit of traditional American folk, as it tends to be more universal than personal whilst retaining strong elements of traditional Celtic/British jigs and reels.Recorded in 1978 this trad folk act at no time gives up its distinctly British musical flavor. Nice use of mandolin's,treble recorders,bodhran's,fiddles and excellent male/female vocals.
Mid 70's UK Folk rarity featuring fragile folk music played on treble recorder mandolin, guitar, banjo, bodhran etc. This three piece trad folk band at no time gives up its distinctly British musical flavour and the end results are beautifully memorable.
A classic of folk rock, first released (privately) in 1978, this is a worthy complement to Fairport or Pentangle, containing some exquisite male and female vocals, mandolin, savage fuzz guitar stylings, and art rock leanings and perhaps 2nd only in the folk rock category to Mellow Candle. Highly recommended!
The original private pressing of Caedmon's sole 1978 album is one of the most valuable and best '70's UK folk rock records around. This live CD collects together previously unreleased live material for the first time.
Recorded in Dublin in 1973, and released the next year in their native Ireland, Celtic Folkweave (Michael Hanly and Micheal O Domhnaill) created an acid folk classic. The material ranges from deeply personal interpretations of traditional texts, a mix of Gaelic and English songs from Ireland and Scotland, contemporary tracks (including a Pentangle cover) solo performances and whole band tracks. A wonderfully vital sounding album that feels as fresh as a daisy.
Cochise started out in 1969 as one of the earliest British bands to pioneer country rock in the UK, emulating their American counter parts The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Byrds. The band sound like a West Coast harmony group and can be compared to similar UK bands such as Bronco, Gypsy and of course Brinsley Schwartz. This is the bands debut album from 1970 and features some great guitar work. Includes one bonus track plus sleeve notes.
Third and final album from US/ West Coast influenced UK band. Dating from 1972 it’s the band's most polished release with great vocal harmonies and trademark slide and steel guitar work. If you love early '70's US country rock check this out.
Second album from 1971 by the UK country rock band who were emulating their American counter parts such as The Flying Burrito Brothers, Crosby Stills and Nash and The Byrds. This album is a bit more rock based with a bigger sound and some fine harmonies. Includes detailed sleeve notes.
More obscure British heavy fuzz metal from the vaults of Kissing Spell - this time from the early Seventies. John Du Cann played some storming lead guitar here after leaving Atomic Rooster, and the band were later known as Bullet, then Hard Stuff. Good value this - 69 minutes of driving rock that shows some of the new young pretenders how to play heavy metal properly.
UK '70's progressive rock find of the century so far! Featuring ex members of Shide and Acorn and based in the Isle Of Wight this unknown band recorded this previously unreleased album in 1972. It's brilliant! Imagine a cross between Fantasy, T2 Spring and Rare Bird! . Lashings of mellotron, quality harmony vocals, biting guitar work and well written and recorded songs. Highly recommended.
1994-96 recordings by this legendary band. It sounds as if it was recorded in 1971! Superb heavy progressive / acid rock with '70s production / instrumentation and the vibe to boot! Great new sleeve adorns the package.
Legendary hard progressive rock trio Dark present a 24 minute studio jam from 1975, which literally bristles with spiky fuzzed out guitar fest. Limited edition CD reissue of the long deleted vinyl.We have managed to obtain a few more at last!
Perhaps the most famous private pressing ever, made by a UK band from 1971. Originals sell for around £2,000. The music is superb a bit like T2 / May Blitz with that early '70s progressive acid guitar sound and strong vocal material. Includes bonus tracks and improved packaging.
Unreleased material by this UK early '70s killer acid progressive band.The first 5 tracks were recorded in 1971 just before their legendary LP and as the band entered their peak period. Tracks 6-11 were from the original line up in 1969 and 70 at SIS studios and demand dictates their release. Loads of killer guitar freakouts throughout.
Formed from the ashes of Infinity (a band that grew out of UK '60's psike band The Flies) Hammond n' drum, rock. This new lineup of the same created a distinctly English progressive/psych rock group with complex trippy production and male/female vocals. This is the band's sole album and is a fairytale concept album similar to Fire's Magic Shoemaker. A Kissing Spell reissue that features full booklet notes and remastered sound.
Unreleased studio rarities and live cuts from this Mellow Candle related Irish band in a Steeleye/Sandy Denny mould. Mostly renditions of traditional folk melodies this is a magical evocation of whimsical pleasure with all the ancient instruments well represented....
The complete 'lost' recordings 1967-68. The group received the patronage of the Beatles & Brian Epstein then sadly disappeared from the thriving psychedelic London pop scene of 1968. Unasahamedly influenced by the Beatles, this is 20 tracks of excellent 60s pop/sike which which will surely come as a pleasant and huge surprise to 60’s pop-fanatics.Included in this collection are demo's and alternate versions of the 14 tracks they recorded for an album.
2007 release to co-inside with the groups first live gigs since 1969.The CD collects new songs from 2006 about their home city Liverpool (they were the first band to be signed to The Beatles Apple label in the '60's) ,demo tracks from the early 70's and radio interviews from various times with lots of Beatles stories.It's amazing to think this material was recorded now as it's has some of the best examples of 60's music we have heard in a long time.Fully detailed booklet.
This is mainly the follow-up album to the highly collectable "Astral Navigations" album from 1973. Rare early '70's privately pressed spacey folky prog mostly recorded with a similar line-up to the Astral Navigations album. The music continues the same vein of spacey progressive folk music, and now comes with half a dozen bonus tracks from Thundermother - some of which are also quite trippy. Cosmic and rare as hell.
Very rare UK style folk rock, and another privately pressed folk rariety from the mid seventies.( now fetching £400.00 on the collectors market) With fine guitar and mandolin work from Steve Morrison this is classic UK '70's hippy folk with a traditional edge. Also includes extra unreleased material from an informal rehearsal in 1969 by the band.
Renowned UK folk duo who were very popular in the folk clubs during the late 70's. This was their second album released in 1977. Male / female vocals accompanied by guitar, harmonium, recorder and fiddle. A unique snapshot of English folk history.
Exact reissue of this little known English folk rock rarity, recorded in 1974/5. Great privately pressed UK folk rock with female/male vocals, flute, electric guitar, mandolins, dulcimers etc, that compares favorably with other underground bands of the period such as Oberon. Now on CD from Kissing Spell with four extra tracks.
Part one of a two part compilation series featuring historical recordings and rarities from the vaults of one of the UK's first independent labels. Famed for the Astral Navigations album and Bill Nelson Holyground recorded numerous bands, many of whom have become record collecting legends. This first volume concentrates more on '60s' folk material with a splattering of '60's rock and pop and includes Bob Hart, Bill Nelson, Thundermother, Noah, Jane Westlake and others. Features detailed sleeve notes concerning the recordings and the label.
The second part of this compilation series featuring historical recordings and rarities from the vaults of one of the UK's first independent labels. More rock based than volume one with material by Thundermother, Gygafo, Qyl, Biffo and others. Features detailed sleeve notes concerning the recordings and the label.
Formed in March 1969 from the ashes of the legendary chocolate soup psych bands The Flies and Cymbaline Infinity produced a psychedelic/progressive pop sound with driving hammond and the bands unique harmony style. At times the band sound like Odyssey and Oracle era Zombies. Previously unreleased material with Kissing Spell's usual attention to detail. Damn fine!
Rare and obscure German progressive rock album from 1976. Blending heavy guitars with synths the overall sound is typical of music from this period (much like later Eloy but a bit more instrumental and experimental) Long deleted on Kissing Spell and only a few left in stock...
Rare and obscure German progressive rock album from 1976. Blending heavy guitars with synths the overall sound is typical of music from this period (much like later Eloy but a bit more instrumental and experimental) Long deleted on Kissing Spell and only a few left in stock...
Jesse Harper was a New Zealander who came to the UK in the late '60s. Playing an incredible style of incendiary Hendrix like guitar psych he worked with Andromeda and The Human Instinct. A fantasic recording, overflowing with mindblowing guitar work and top notch songs. Remastered, sonically cleaned-up. CD includes an 8 page booklet featuring informative notes and photos.
James McCarty was one of the founding members of the Yardbirds and the rock outfit Renaissance with Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf. This album was recorded in 1993 when Jim wanted to form a blues/rock band, and that he did with the help of Ray Majors who lays down some brilliant blues guitar throughout.
Debut album by Oxfordshire folk duo released in 1976. These are the earliest recordings of Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Albion Band and Whippsnapper fame. An excellent sellection of traditional English folk songs, including one track written by Richard Thompson. Strong harmony vocals backed by guitar, dulcimer, concertina, fiddle and melodeon. Original sleeve notes by Dave Pegg. Unavailable for many years this will be of great interest to Fairport fans.
They started their collaboration in 1975, with Chris on guitar, banjo and saxophone and made this rare British folk album. Julie has a beautiful voice and Chris is a brilliant songwriter and instrumentalist. Excellent material adds to a top UK folk reissue. In places similar to June Tabor.
A long forgotten band from the Isle of Wight, Last Straw recorded this album in 1972 and what a stormer!! Alternately psychedelic and progressive and largely revolving around some superb twin lead guitar work, this contains elements of Wishbone Ash, Hawkwind and Yes and Kissing Spell deserve every plaudit going for resurrecting this one!!
Compilation of period '60's UK folk from the Bretton Hall collective. Recorded in 1966, and in perfect quality, this contains plenty of traditional tunes done in a variety of styles and includes Dave Nuttall, Chris Coombs, Terry McCann, Kev Slater, Bob Hart and many more.
Originally released in the '80s, this is a compilation of singles that were released by the Irish folk rockers during the seventies. Best known for their 'Children of Lir' concept album, this continues in a similar vein with some breathtaking music, for lovers of the pastoral femme folk rock sound.
Irish folk rockers best known for their 'Children of Lir' concept album. This live recording from 1975 continues in a similar vein and is a stage of another folk tale set to music complete with choirs etc. complex muisc for lovers of a rootsy electric folk rock sound with male and female vocals. Simialr to Fairport, The Trees, Steeleye Span, Mellow Candle etc.
Mary and Josephine O’Neill and Paul Kavanagh specialised in finest poems and ballads from the Irish folk tradition spanning four centuries. Their real appeal was their close harmonies and subtle accompanyments. Long held as an acid folk holy grail, Carrig River was released in 1973, it was their debut release. Includes: "Follow Me Up To Carlow", "Siobhan Ni Dhuibhir" and "Reynard The Fox."
In 1974 now operating under the altered name of MacMurrough, Paul Kavanagh, Mary ONeill and Josephine ONeill released their second album entitled Mac Murrough. Released on Polydor Ireland in 1974 and produced by Donal Lunny of Planxty. Bothy Band and Moving Hearts fame. Originally released by Polydor Ireland in a limited edition of 500 copies, Mac Murrough is an acid folk classic. Featuring lyrical ballads from the English and Irish tradition including a 15th century Latin hymn Deus Meus and the song tradition of their native Wexford provided The Pulshone Fishermen. Celestial male/female harmonies are overlaid with subtle arrangements for guitar, dulcimer, lute, spinet, glockenspiel, tin whistle and bodhran MacMurrough weaves a web of pastoral elgaeic acid folk magic that justified MacMurroughs status as a holy grail.
Mary Kavanagh and Paul Kavanagh (Josephine O’Neill had left by this point) released this album on a limited run of 500 copies at the start of 1978. Songs from the Irish, English, Scottish and Breton folk repertoires appear here. Their third release carefully blends together the enthusiasm of their debut and the sophistication of the self titled follow up. One of the lesser known groups of the Irish Acid folk, their relases were always consistently good and blended the ancient with the contemporary.
Recorded in 1978 this is a fine and rare slice of UK folk rock with great interchange male/female vocals over lilting acoustic tracks that use a selection of instruments such as dulcimers,mandolin's, guitars, flutes etc.
At long last more material from this brilliant Irish '70s Folk-Rock band. Their one and only album is probably the best Acid-Folk-Rock album ever made. Here are more demo's and unreleased tracks in stunning sound quality with haunting dual female vocals and acid guitar. NOTE: ALBUM AND CD HAVE DIFFERENT TRACKS!!
Back in print ! This is a great collection of previously unreleased material from the brilliant Irish early '70s band. Their one and only album is probably the best progressive Celtic folk-rock album ever made! Here are demos and unreleased tracks in stunning sound quality with haunting dual female vocals and acid guitar...
Now reissued on Kissing Spell, this is beautiful UK early '70s hippy psych folk in the style of early Fairport / Trees / Mellow Candle bag complete with male/female vocals assorted acoustic and electric instruments and rustic "dreaming of England past" vibe.…
A resissue of an unexpectedly nerve-racking and aggressive album recorded in 1964-1965 and originally released in 1979. A groundbreaking work of art damage. Music made with broken, scratched, burned, painted, glued records etc. Backwards compositions, upside down scores and so on.
UK mid seventies drug fuelled Wicked Lady spin off band from around the period of "Axemen Cometh". This is even heavier. Instrumental acid fuzz guitar freakouts with doom laden backing.Wicked stuff indeed and deserves to be put on a higher recognition than it already is.
Trio from Scotland (one woman, two men) on vocals, flute, and concertina who recorded this super rare UK folk album. A pure recording with just a few re-takes, which took place one weekend in 1976. A very releaxed atmosphere.
Fine and gentle acid folk with mostly interpretations of the most popular writers of the time- Tim Buckley, B.Jansch, B.Dylan. The album was recorded in the Gulbenkian Centre, Hull University, England, 23 June 1970 and transferred to disc by Deroy Sound Service of Carnforth, Lancashire.
Beautiful and incredibly rare debut album by this UK underground legend still going strong today. Made by a UK folk rock artist often compared to early John Martyn, Nick Drake and Mick Softley the album is filled with haunting tracks featuring electric and acoustic guitar, violin, cymbals and sublime vocal harmonies. The centrepiece of the album is the epic title track, but tracks like the uplifting 'Follow Every Sunset' and the opening 'Singularly fine Day' are waves of summer magic. First released in 1976 this reissue features two unreleased songs. Pure class that's highly recommended to lovers of UK folk rock.
The first release from 1967 on the highly collectable Holyground label, this is an intriguing document of essentially a night out at Moodies Bar (situated at No. 9 Bread St, Wakefield, Yorkshire), where local folk acts are going through their paces... The concept may sound a little naff, but the music certainly ain't!
Another worthy reissue from the Kissing Spell label. Weird stoned folk/psych outing in a Syd Barrett style from this obscure UK '70s band who have become highly sought after by collectors. CD includes original album as well as studio outtakes.
Official reissue of super rare Irish progressive rock from 1973 reissued for the first time on CD - digitally remastered with an extra bonus track. Great version of "Sabre Dance" on an album filled with classic early '70's "Vertigo" styled prog psych.
Re-issue legendary UK psych rock album from mid 70's. for fans of Black Sabbath ,Atomic Rooster etc. First released in 1974 this UK outfit used major power chords and Moogs combined with tortured vocals to leave a stunning impression.
Wow! Incredibly rare and much sought after album released for the first time with English sleeve notes, update information and photographs. For a long time this album was only available as part of a ridiculously expensive box set or as an inferior bootleg version because of the Soviet ban on all their albums (and subsequent imprisonment/exile of some of the members). This is seriously important music by the Czech band that were leading the Prague underground movement in 1968. An important document for anybody interested in social and political matters, an example of the real revolutionary spirit.
Wild, free, progressive, political and incredibly important music from this revolutionary (musically, socially and politically) Czech band. This is their 1974 debut and arguably their finest album (certainly their most well-known), like most of their output it was banned by the Soviet government and became an incredibly important album when it was issued illegally and passed around the underground until it reached the West. This is serious, political music that vents its frustration at the political situation of the time through wild blasts of saxophone, passionate and pained vocals and heavily psychedelic art rock. An intensely moving experience that should be heard by all those with an interest in psychedelic music; original, passionate, important music.
Finally a single CD reissue of some of the most important work done by the Czech political group / force of nature Plastic People of the Universe. In a world of faux revolutionairies these guys stand out as the real deal, a serious threat to the Soviet government in the 1970's their albums were frequently banned and to get hold of any of their albums in their West was a virtually impossible task. However, those sad times may well be over with these important reissues from Kissing Spell, no longer illegal nor hideously overpriced snap 'em up while they're still available.
Recorded live at the Filmore Auditorium during the bands 1971 tour of the US this is a historical document of one of the best loved UK progressive rock bands of the '70's. The CD captures the band during their more experimental early rock phase (as opposed to their later folk tinged material) and features "No Name Raga" clocking in at over 14 minutes! The CD also includes some rare mid '70's demos.
Reissue of the 1979 album by this 70s folk UK duo that performed in the Birmingham region. Featuring updated interpretations of traditional acoustic folk songs the music is comprised of fiddle, acoustic guitar, Banjo, guitar, mandolin and great vocal harmonies. This CD is being released due to popular demand from folk collectors.
Very popular balladeer who performed on the UK folk scene in the late 70's. Accompanied by whistle,concertina and fiddle he made this studio recording of traditional and contemporary tunes,including poetry by WB Yeats.
Beautiful and little known album from New Zealand released in 1972. It's a classic piece of acoustic and electric progressive hippy folk rock that is reminiscent of Magna Carta but with a US West Coast feel. A superb dreamy blend of cool trippy, summer folk rock sounds with a pop edge. Now on CD from Kissing Spell!
Fragile early '70s UK freak folk a bit like The Incredible String Band with whimsical female and male voices, traditional instruments, mandolins, harpsichords, flutes, acoustic guitars etc. Deep Summer wood music for mystic elven folk...
Horribly rare British progressive offering from 1973. This album managed to mix classical, folk, progressive and mainstream rock influences to create an avant garde classic that is now thankfully available again at a fraction of the price you'd have to pay for an original.
Another Holyground UK folk rarity dusted off and given the polished CD treatment courtesy of those nice Kissing Spell people. Originally released in 1974, and ltd to just 250 copies, original copies are nigh on impossible to find. Featuring acoustic gtrs, dobro, etc. this duo play a mellow easy going kind of contemporary folk.Contains different cover artwork to the original
Long deleted LP of the first recordings from 1974 by this classic UK folk rock band featuring Mandy Morton. This was one of the earliest releases on the Kissing Spell label and has never been reissued on CD. Very rare and we only have one copy!
A largely forgotten name in the Irish Rock and Folk annals, folk-rock outfit Spud formed in Dublin in 1973. A folk group with elements of Americana, Country Rock, British Folk Rock and their own celtic background, they had a strong live following in Europe and the UK. Mixed and produced by Simon Nicol, this is their second Long Player, released after their Cambridge Folk Festival appearance and a tour with Richard and Linda Thompson in late 1975. Featured her ea re electric jigs, exciting rock based arrangements of traditional songs and their own compositions. Ten tracks.
The third and final album by Irish folk rockers Spud, first released in Autumn 1977. Recorded at Sawmills Studios Cornwall in May/June 1977 and produced by Tony Cox (Trees: On The Shore). This ten track release highlights Spud’s eclectic blend of Irish traditional music, British folk rock, American Bluegrass and Country Rock. A forgotten folk-rock classic Smoking on the bog is Spud’s finest hour bar none. Engineered by Gerry Boys (Steeleye Span).
Most of the music on this 2007 release is based on material that was written or arranged for Broadland theatre groups production of their community based project, Green Man,The pagent of ancient mysteries utilsed drama and the spoken word alongside projected images,songs and dances,with Stone Angel performing live within the context of the play.This CD recorded in the studio in 2006, and follows the cycle of the seasons drawing on various green man legends and characters such as Puck,Jack In The Green, Robin Hood,John Barleycorn and the Green Knight.
After 25 years Stone Angel, the mythical '70's UK Folk Rock band, are back with a new album ! Picking up where they left off the band have taken that quintessential English '70's folk rock sound and updated it with modern instrumentation and production. The result is a lush and big sounding album with all the elements you would expect (male/female vocal harmonies, rustic instrumentation, Celtic styled electric guitar solos etc) Good to have 'em back !
A long-awaited reissue from Kissing Spell. In late 1975 Stone Angel became a trio as other members left to attend Art College and University. The band’s gothic edge is somewhat subdued and the trio were all acoustic by this time. For a short period they performed at a local inn providing music for mediaeval banquets. This recording was made during that period, live at All Saints Church, Filby, Norfolk.
The original Stone Angel, formed in 1974 from the remains of Midwinter, consisted of regulars from the old Great Yarmouth Folk Club. Playing clubs and concerts throughout East Anglia, the band released their own LP the following year before moves away to university etc. reduced them to an acoustic trio, eventually becoming the Village Band. Thirty years later, this new album emerges and continues to prove the band's undoubted capability as they continue to record and tour into the new millenium.
Another of the excellent Kissing Spell Underground Hard Rock series, this rough and ready demo recording was made in 1974 and is a hard 'n' heavy chunk of (largely instrumental) progressive headbanging ear-candy that was surprisingly rejected by Vertigo. A bit like Black Sabbath in places....
Mid '70's band from Cambridge blending acoustic folk, Jazz and swing to create a highly entertaining fusion of high dexterity musicianship and top notch three part harmonies. This CD compilation of their three albums is released on the Kissing Spell label with detailed sleeve notes...
Legendary, and highly sought after UK folk rock rarity from 1979. The reason this album is so treasured is immediately apparent on first listening. The quality of the male/female vocal harmonies and the recording is so good that it puts this album on a par with major label bands of the same period. If you want sheer quality and music in the same vein as early Steeleye Span, Trees, Fairport etc. then look no further. Very good indeed.
First time on CD for this rare UK album mixing acoustic jugband music with derranged electric acid rock, originally released in 1973 as a private pressing. One track - the warped "Elastic Landlady" - was featured on one of the Psychedelic Salvage comps. Only 50 copies of this album were ever made and it's a bizarre and freaked out excursion into the UK '70's underground. Great fun !
A unique and previously unavailable double package which includes the tracks recorded by Top Topham in March 1990 at Pathway Studios in North London and also a live disc of recordings from shows through 1989 and 1990 when this band was at its creative and live peak. The band features Jim McCarty on drums and the package includes a fascinating sleeve note written by Mike Oldfield.
Originally released in 1978 in the UK as a limited private pressing of 500 copies, now worth a small fortune at collector's fairs! Acoustic folk rock with a singer/song writer vibe. At times, the vocalist sounds like Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.
Regarded as their best album by this UK '70's folk group "Hill Climbing..." was issued in the US and the UK in two very different mixes. This package contains both. Laid back melodic folk rock with vocal harmonies, violins, guitars and assorted acoustic instruments. It has a soothing, dreamy feel much like early Magna Carta. Spiritual music that conveys the band's Christian message without preaching religion...
Much requested and now in stock early '70s UK acid guitar freakouts from this seriously underground band. Some excellent hard rock material here from lost legends of proto-metal. To quote the back of the CD sleeve "Total running time: 60 Minutes of wah-wah hell"!. Recorded between 1968-72.. . in a basement.
Another surprisingly excellent early '70s heavy acid rock album from this band, with loaded fuzz guitar and Hawkwind like jams.. . This is their last ever recordings, produced in 1972. It’s a proto-death-reggae cyber-house cocktail of vicious buzzing acid-fuzz. Set your amp to kill and run from the house screaming. Ugh!