Gregg and the boys recorded live on their 2003 tour rockin' up a veritable sorm. Experience the full might and power of a jammin' , groovin' Southern band at their best, laying down such classics as 'Statesbro Blues' 'A Change Is Gonna Come' 'Rockin Horse' 'High Cost Of Low Living' and the inevitable 'Whippin' Post' Disc 2 features a dressing room rehearsal of 'Old Friend' plus bonus interviews, a photo gallery and behind the scenes footage.
PREVIOUSLY WENCD211X Crimson Moon is Bert Jansch's latest album, and features telling contributions from the likes of contemporary guitar heroes Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler, on a selection of recordings made at Jansch's home studio. The whole thing was recorded, engineered and produced by Jansch himself, the first time that he has ever done so, and it's a remarkable collection. From the opening 'Caledonia', a stirring paean to the country of his birth, through tracks such as ' The River Bank', and the relaxed sway of the title track, Jansch is in fine form throughout, which augurs well for this British classic's future.
Double CD compilation of the former Stone's solo career. The first disc is given over to his three hit albums 'Monkey Grip' 'Stone Alone' and 'Bill Wyman' the latter of which included no less than three hit singles: the second revisits his blues roots with an extensive trawl through his (Bootleg) Rhythm Kings and Willie And The Poorboys recordings. Includes more of the usual schpiel from David Wells, alongside interviews with Wyman himself (who helped compile the tracks and dug out plenty of memorabilia for the occasion).
A mammoth three CD set from one of the UK's premier entertainers- each disc covering a different side of the Big Yin's early roots. Disc One is a comprehensive Humblebums collection where Connolly performs alongside Tam Harvey and Gerry Rafferty, featuring 'Open Up The Door' 'Saltcaots The Fair' 'Give Me A Little Of Your Time' and all the favourites. Disc 2 features his debut solo album 'Live' with bonus tracks, on which the great man makes the transition from folk song ('If It Wasnae For Ye Wellies' 'Oh Dear' McGinty' 'The Donkey' 'Glasgow Central') to the brand of ribald comedy that would soon make him, via Parkinson, a household name; Disc 3 is comprised of that comedy, by now leaning more on standup than songs, and features most of the tracks originally featured on the 'Solo Concert' album, such as the infamous 'Crucifixion' routine that nearly prevented his staunchly Ctaholic father from ever speaking to him again, and the tale of the by now legendary 'Jobbie Wheecha'. From rock to folk to comedy, it's all superb stuff, and you could do a lot worse than spend your money on it. Or as the man himself would doubtless say, get RIGHT intae him!!
1983 album featuring Deep Purple's Ian Gillan in Ronnie Dio/Ozzy's shoes. Tracks:- Trashed - Stonehenge - Disturbing The Priest - The Dark - Zero The Hero - Digital Bitch - Born Again - Hot Line - Keep It Warm. Not the greatest album by any means, but with hindsight an interesting experiment- general feeling is, it's a competent Metal record but it just doesn't sound like Sabbaf. Famous also for its accompanying tour with 'Stonehenge' monument which was so large it couldn't get inside most UK indoor venues. Sound familiar in a 'none more black' kind of way?
1987 album, with Sabbath's 3rd new vocalist in a row, Tony Martin (unless you count the other three that joined but never officially recorded). Still hard & heavy, but with a far more 'modern' sound. Tracks:- The Shining - Ancient Warrior - Hard Life To Love - Glory Ride - Born To Lose - Nightmare - Scarlet Pimpernel - Lost Forever - Eternal Idol. The start of stability for Sabbath again- aside from a laughable Clear Channel-instigated reunion with Dio in 1992, Martin would remain constant with the band until the return of Ozzy in the late 90s, thus making him ironically the vocalist who has recorded the second greatest number of albums with Sabbaf!!
1980 album & the first to feature Ronnie James Dio (ex-Rainbow/Elf) on vocals.(poisoned dwarf) Some great riffs from Tony Iommi! Tracks:- Neon Knights - Children Of The Sea - Lady Evil - Heaven And Hell - Wishing Well - Die Young - Walk Away - Lonely Is The Word.
Long overdue live album from the classic Sabs line-up recorded on 1973 S.B.S. tour. A superb set of timeless classic tracks:- Tomorrow's Dream - Sweat Leaf - Killing Yourself To Live - Cornucopia - Snowblind - Children Of The Grave - War Pigs - Wicked World - Paranoid.Fully detailed booklet.
1981 live album and the last to feature Ronnie James Dio. Ironically, most of the songs date from the Ozzy years, allowing Dio to stamp his own authority on the classics. Tracks:- E5150 - Neon Knights - NIB - Children Of The Sea - Voodoo - Black Sabbath - War Pigs - Iron Man - Mob Rules - Heaven & Hell - Sign Of The Southern Cross - Heaven & Hell continued - Paranoid - Children Of The Grave - Fluff.
Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne maintained their peerless tradition of hard rock anthems on their third album (1971), which ranged from the guitar riff magic of "Sweet Leaf" to the majestic "Children Of The Grave". Essential stuff!
1978 album which featured the top ten single "Never Say Die" the top 20 single "Hard Road" and Ozzy's last call before being sacked (not bad for a band on the brink of collapse).An interesting album with the use of more instruments than ever before and still contained the amazing "Junior's Eyes", the freaked out "Johnny Blade" and more.
Still regarded by fans as their finest hour, Sabbaths second album (and it's title track single) took the group onto Top Of The Pops, and knocked Simon & Garfunkel out of the No.1 position! Includes War Pigs, Paranoid, Planet Caravan, Iron Man, Electric Funeral, Hand Of Doom, Rat Salad and Fairies Wear Boots.Extensive booklet with period photo's and information. CLASSIC
Their 1973 album saw the mighty Sabbath incorporating synths and a new sense of light & shade into their music, without sacrificing any of their intensity. Contains the stunning anthemic "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath", "Sabra Cadabra" and "Killing Yourself To Live".This album is a reefer and headphones job - infact it's the album that headphones were invented for.Extensive booklet with period photo's and information.
1975 album and their first after leaving Vertigo, explored the outer limits of mental anguish,psychological disintegration and poor management(hang on, this all sounds familiar).Contains the classic "Symptom Of the Universe" the mega "The Writ" and more. A highly influential record to this day and a immortal template for metal merchants!Excellent booklet detailing the making of the album and period photographs.Mega album.
Tony Iommi's 1986 album with Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple)... Still heavy, but with a blues influence. Tracks:- In For The Kill - No Stranger To Love - Turn To Stone - Sphinx (The Guardian) - Seventh Star - Danger Zone - Heart Is Like A Wheel - Angry Heart - In Memory. By now essentially a solo project, (in fact Iommi wanted this to be a solo album but the company insisted on calling it Sabbath) our Tone was still churning out slabs of quality hard rock, but the gap sonically between this and 'true' Sabbaf was really starting to show. Lineup also includes Geoff Nicholls (keyboardist since Heaven and Hell) Dave Spitz (brother of ex-Anthraxer Dan) and future Kiss/Alice Cooper stixman Eric Singer. FACT: Glenn Hughes quit during this tour because he wasn't allowed to play bass ('too funky'-Iommi) and, not helped by vast quantities of drugs, went to pieces trying to sing without an instrument! Some people. . .
1976 release saw the Sabb's continuing to refine their sound and vision, while maintaining their reputation for mighty riffs and doom laden songs. "All Moving Parts" added a little funk to their menu, whilst "Rock 'n' Roll Doctor" flirted with boogie-woogie.Excellent booklet detailing the UK tour, the sleeve artwork, the album and the problems the band had making the fucker!
Despite the inclusion of an acoustic instrumental "Laguna Sunrise", and "Changes" Sabbath's fourth album (1972) was stuffed full with heavy, heavy riffs, such as "Supernaut", "Cornucopia" and "Tomorrow's Dream". This might be the heaviest Sabbath album of them all and the best?
Awesome BOC live performance from their 2002 tour, recorded at Chicago Navy Pier. Sadly, not as perfect as the 'Hidden Mirror' tour a year later (which featured 'Joan Crawford' 'Shooting Shark' and 'Astronomy' back in the set as well as the newer 'Pocket') but still damn impressive- Bloom, Dharma, Lanier and Co in roaringly intellectual Metaaal form tearing through 'Stairway To The Stars' 'Burning For You' 'ETI' 'Harvester Of Eyes' 'Flaming Telepaths' 'Last Days Of May' 'Harvest Moon' 'Gozilla' 'ME 262' 'Dominanace And Submission' and the inevitable '. . .Reaper' Bonus features include band interviews, fan interviews and behind the scenes footage.
An 11 track overview of this much vaunted early 70s jazz rock band who lasted only a little more than three years and produced five albums and had a massive influence on prog bands like Ben etc. This set includes the mega 17-minute "Valentyne Suite" which features keyboardist Dave Greenslade's excellent prog keyboard workout.
Expanded edition of this classic live album from the British progressive jazz rock group. Six lengthy tracks by this legendary culled from early 1971 gigs in Manchester and Brighton for a live album, which proved to be the last from the original band. Once again Chris Farlowe was the featured vocalist! The expanded edition features bonus track "I Can't Live Without You"
Remastered version of this their1969 debut release from much respected UK jazz rock fusion ensemble. Members had previously played with John Mayall and Graham Bond, so there was a blues influence too. This was high energy jazz rock music played with professionalism and feeling.Now includes 6 bonus tracks, original artwork and extensive sleevenotes.
The expanded double CD version of their second album, which was chosen to launch the Vertigo label in late 69 and immediately won the company a reputation for experimental progressive rock. Built around the 16 minute title track, it is arguably their magnum opus. It also contains some intriguing writing by former Cream lyricist Pete Brown. Extra material includes 1969 top gear session tracks and the whole of the U.S. album 'The Grass Is Greener'.
They were the first British punk band on record, and for many purists the Damned are still the ultimate representatives of the spirit of 77. Here are three albums to back up that case- one apiece for their classic Stiff and Bronze studio recordings, and the third capturing Rat, the Captain and the rest of the boys in their natural element, in front of an audience of Damned devotees.
The American hard rockers had to travel to Germany to build the cult reputation that eventually made them global stars. Indeed many US fans originally believed that the band were actually German! But their MTV-friendly sound was pure American rock, as this collection of album classics and live interpretations of their hits demonstrates.
Leon Sylvers put together Dynasty in the late 70s from the ashes of his family band, The Sylvers, guided them to a deal with Solar and a major hit with 'I've Just Begun To Love You' and then decided they were having so much fun that he joined the group himself in 1981. This album collects all their Solar soul smashes. PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE AS NEMCD679
From classical themes to 50s rock’n’roll revivals, elegaic ballads to prog-rock power, this is the perfect one-stop anthology of Britain’s biggest new band of the early 70s. It captures all the many facets of the ultimate prog supergroup, whose legacy is finding a new young audience in the 21st century.
Exactly what it says on the label, this collects the finest moments from Castle Music's acclaimed series of ELP official live bootlegs. Six years of classic American performances are assembled across these two CDs, from 1971's 'The Barbarian' to 1977's reprise of their worldwide hit 'Fanfare For The Common Man. Whether you treat it as a taster for the full Bootleg Box Series, or a virtual 'greatet hits', Best Of The Bootlegs captures the ultimate prog trio at their peak. Previously CMDDD442
Even diehard fans were taken aback when ELP reformed to record this album in 1990 - a surprisingly varied collection of AOR rock ballads, instrumentals, and even an arrangement of Prokofiev's "Romeo And Juliet" ballet score.
Their first release from 1973 on their own Manicore label, Brain Salad Surgery was ELP's most extravagant and experimental studio concoction. Centred around the three-part "Karn Evil Nine", whose menace was echoed by H.R. Geiger's infamous artwork. Remastered plus 3 bonus tracks.
Remastered debut album by these legends of progressive rock featuring members of The Nice, Atomic Rooster and King Crimson. Not quite as over the top as their later material this album is a blend of melody and experimentation with some fine vocal harmonies and instrumental interplay. Indeed if you like T2, Caravan, Fantasy and other less well known progressive outfits you should like this.Contains extensive sleevnotes
The final studio album to date (at time of writing, and it looks highly unlikely that the three will ever perform together again) from prog rock's ultimate supergroup. Originally released in 1994 on the Polygram label, the album displays a more contemporary/ AOR feel than any of their previous works (although to be honest, every album from 'Love Beach' onwards was heading in that direction) and features shorter, more radio-friendly songs than the band had previously been known for. However, for those of you unable to cope with the idea of ELP shorn of their widdlings, this edition features an interesting bonus track- the only ever STUDIO recording of material from 'Pictures At An Exhibition'!! Sleevenotes by Total Rock/Classic Rock scribesman extraordinaire Jerry Ewing.
ELP's first European tour for two decades sired their first live album since the classic "Welcome Back My Friends". Besides perennial favourites like "Karn Evil Nine" and "Tarkus", the band concluded with a medley of "Fanfare For The Common Man" and two vintage Nice anthems ("America"/"Blue Rondo A La Turk").
Live in Poland comes from ELP's first ever gig in that country. Recorded 22/6/97 this album has only ever been available though the ELP fan club before. This fabulous set contains such favorites as 'Welcome Back My Friends', Take A Pebble' and 'Fanfare For The Common Man'.This release is fully endorsed by the band.
Two entirely different conceptions of ELP were married on this 1978 studio album. Side One was devoted to pop songs by Greg Lake and Pete Sinfield (including the ultra-cheesy 'Taste Of My Love') and Side Two to a Keith Emerson epic, "Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman", which inspired one of Lake's finest vocal performances. But as for Side One? Check out the lyrics:"Call for room service, order peaches and cream- I like my dessert first, if you know what I mean!!" Oh dear oh dear oh dear. . . Worth buying for the sleeve ( ! ), the aforementioned 'Memoirs. . .' and the excellently widdly 'Canario'.
ELP's dramatic interpretation of Mussorgky's orchestral suite had been the focus point of their stage shows since their first concert. This rendition was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in 1971, and followed their ambitious classical piece with a joyful thrash through the B.Bumble novelty hit "Nut Rocker".
The 20 minute title track of their second LP from 1971 proved ELP could bond their three individual talents to superlative effect. But any accusations were knocked aside by the good humour of "Are You Ready Eddie" and "Jeremy Bender". Their first No. 1!!
Two classic live concerts back to back on this 2-disc extravaganza from the ginats of progressive rock. Disc 1 captures ELP at the legendary California Jam concert on the 6th April 1974, and features 'Toccata' 'Take A Pebble' 'Still You Turn Me On' 'Lucky Man' and the entirety of 'Karn Evil 9'. Disc 2 was taken from their last tour to date, in 1997/8, and features the three of them with renewed vigour (not to mention enormous trucks) and is a greatest hits package ranging from 'Hoedown' and 'Bitches Crystal' through 'Tiger In A Spotlight' and 'Touch And Go' to a medley of material from the 'previous bands' that includes 'America' and '21st Century Schizoid Man'. Classic Giger artwork in place (has he been paid for the first one yet?) and sleevenotes by the indefatigable Jerry Ewing. The music is as always of high quality but talk about wringing the last drop of milk from the cash cow!!
Their fourth effort from 1972 and an album where Keith Emerson revealed how much mileage one man and his imagination could draw from a Moog synth. The band's symphonic approach to composing was also never so obvious, while the record also introduced the world to Lake's "From The Beginning", greeted by ELP fans as an instant classic.
Originally issued as a 3-LP live set from 1974, this double CD features flawless renditions of extended compositions like "Brain Salad Surgery" and "Tarkus" showcasing the trio's instrumental interplay at its pinnacle.
After a four-year break, ELP regouped to cut this double album - with one side apiece (of the original release) devoted to their solo excursions and the fourth to collaborations. Keith Emerson bravely unveiled his first piano conecrto, while the band's side spawned a surprise hit single with Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man".Expanded now with bonus material recorded live in Indiana 1978 - 3 tracks.Fully detailed booklet.
The Top 10 success of the first "Works" volume prompted ELP to assemble this follow up, mixing Emerson and Lake's earlier solo singles with several out-takes from the sessions for "Brain Salad Surgery" - including the piece originally intended as the title track for that album.
Another Fairport box set? Ah yes, but with a difference!! 3 discs, each covering a different period and aspect of the band's long and extensive career which began as long ago as 1967. Disc 1 is a mixture of studio and live work from both the Dyble and Denny eras, some of which has never seen the light of day before- such as Denny's bittersweet reading of former lover Jackson C Frank's 'You Never Wanted Me' and a storming live version of Leonard Cohen's 'Suzanne'. Disc 2 is culled from the lineup that recorded the sessions for what some claim was their last classic album, 1989's 'Red and Gold'- Pegg, Mattacks, Allcock, Nicol and Sanders excelling in their trademark joyous brand of electrically amplified traditional folk. Again, outtakes are included, but all studio. Disc 3 concentrates on some of the best live performances over the years from Cropredy, the festival they made their own, ranging over a lenghty period spanning classics like 'Sloth' and 'Walk Awhile' to later instrumentals and even a cover of 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' (!!!) In short, this is a compilation all Fairport fans should own- and at a reasonable price.
Great retrospective 2 CD set of one of Britian's more interesting bands to come from the punk scene of the late 70's.This 39 track double CD spans the illustrious career of the band and includes classics like "How I Wrote 'Elastic Man","Kicker Conspiracy","Man Whose Head Expanded","Spoilt Victorian Child" and more.
Gazza recorded live during the incredibly successful Monsters Of Rock tour 2003 (with Whitesnake and Y&T) performing a set that's half blues, half hard rock and a hundred percent Gary. Lineup features former Skunk Anansie bassist Cass Lewis and Primal Scream drummer Darrin Mooney.
Forget Abba: the true sound of Scandinavia during the 80s was the flamboyant metal attack of Finland’s Hanoi Rocks. Founder members Michael Monroe and Andy McCoy have recently reformed the band. Meanwhile, here’s a comprehensive anthology of their original incarnation, plucking the raunchiest cuts from their five original studio albums, and adding a fistful of frenzied live recordings to round things off.
Between his shoegazing debut with Ride and global acclaim with Oasis, this is where Andy Bell found himself in the late 90s, fronting one of Creation’s most successful bands. This first ever anthology assembles a definitive mix of singles, remixes and major album tracks, alongside rarities such as the original unreleased version of ‘Only The Strongest Will Survive’.
Live PAL DVD from the Middle Tennessee Rock Fest 2004 featuring the Butterfly tearing through some of their best known tunes in front of a mature yet somewhat rabid crowd. Features, of course, 'In A Gadda DaVida' (you don't say) and its full drum solo in all its magnificence. Widescreen aspect ratio.
This is his 18th album in 15 years, but the guru of the Hammond is anything but stale on this groove-laden long-player. High on funk, long on soulful organ fills, and full of the Quartet’s trademark finesse, this album proves that there is only Room At The Top for one British jazz/R&B combo.
Like Jimi Hendrix and Gram Parsons, singer-songwriter Jim Croce died at his peak, leaving endless questions about exactly how far his vast talent might have taken him if fate hadn’t intervened. This magnificent retrospective brings together not only his hit singles and legendary album tracks, from ‘You Don’t Mess Around With Jim’ to ‘Operator’.
The OX anthology 2 CD set which cherry picks the best work from his solo career in chronological order.This is the first ever career retrospective of the Who's much missed rock solid bass player. It features carefully selected titles in chronological order with the best work from his solo career including the 1971 debut "Smash Your Head Against the Wall" through to his last studio album "Music From Van Pires" released in 2000. Also includes selected live tracks from the King Biscuit flower hour radio series and a fully detailed booklet.
"The Anthology 1966-2005".First-ever all-encompassing overview of Folk/Baroque maestro John Renbourn’s rich, diverse, influential, rewarding career.All areas of Renbourn’s recorded legacy are covered, from the groundbreaking Pentangle, through his many & varied duo collaborations, to his solo projects Features many sides currently unavailable on CD.
Johnny Watson had been a R&B journeyman for more than two decades when he suddenly emerged as a funk-disco superstar in the mid-70s. And that’s when this epic anthology begins, charting a decade of eclectic and adventurous soul and dance music, plus the pick of his triumphant comeback record, Bow Wow. A guitar hero and a funk auteur, Watson was a true R&B original.
This is the biggest and best anthology of the indescribable magic produced by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers during their classic Beserkely era. It’s bookended by versions of their anthem ‘Roadrunner’, and includes all the songs that bewitched and sometimes baffled their audience at the height of the new wave era, from ‘Pablo Picasso’ to ‘Hey There Little Insect’.
Kenny’s collaboration with the Bee Gees on Eyes That See In The Dark marked the beginning of a remarkable decade in his career- anthologised here for the first time. The set is divided between an album of country material, and another displaying his pop and soul influences. It includes worldwide hits such as ‘Islands In The Stream’, ‘What About Me’ and ‘Tomb Of The Unknown Lover’.
A 1969 release that originally formed the soundtrack to a television show collaboration with the writer Julian Mitchell. Although the programme was never screened the album was released as an LP in late '69 and is basically a rock opera. This official CD reissue on is digitally remastered with unpublished photographs and contains a wealth of bonus tracks,(10 in total) including the fantastic single "Victoria". Regarded by some as The Kinks finest hour.
The fifth album, from 1966, saw the Kinks looking cautiously over their collective shoulders at the encroaching psychedelic revolution whilst still plying their trademark mod and pop songs. Including "Sunny Afternoon," this remastered reissue also contains seven bonus tracks.
Expanded and remastered 3 CD set of this 1968 landmark album which caught the ever-restless Ray Davies recording another great record. Most bands were celebrating peace and love, Davies was swimming against the current with quirky little songs about preserving an imagined Village Green. It has been often mused that because the Kinks were banned from the US while the sixties revolution was taking place, their music became increasingly introspective taking a microscope to British life and this album reinforces this view. Disc 1 contains the 15-track stereo version of the album, plus alternate stereo mixes. Disc 2 contains the 15-track mono mix of the album, plus bonus tracks. Disc 3 Is Packed with alternate versions, orchestral versions, BBC Sessions, instrumentals and more. Amazing.
Recorded in 1967, this concert disc perfectly captures the power, energy and excitement of the bands live shows. Including hits like "Sunny Afternoon," "You Really Got Me" and "Till The End Of The Day," .
This 1970 album included two huge hits - "Lola" and "Apeman." The whole album was a satirical and cleverly constructed dig at the hypocrisy of the music business - most of which still sounds pertinent today ! This remastered CD reissue comes in a miniature original LP sleeve.
Soundtrack to the 1971 UK comedy film about the world's first penis transplant. Believe us, the music's better than the film ! (Er-what's wrong with Hywel Bennett??!!- disgruntled Freak Employee) This reissue contains five bonus cuts.
Excellent disc collection features 25 of the bands hit singles on the first disc, while the second bonus disc includes a whole bunch of rarities. Live versions, demos, alternate mixes - all taken from the archives of Ray Davies - make this an essential purchase for the serious Kinks collector.
Rated by many fans as their finest album of the era, Something Else featured two hit singles, ‘Waterloo Sunset’ and Dave Davies’s ‘Death Of A Clown’, plus a batch of Ray Davies material which saw through the glossy veneer of the Swinging London culture. Eight bonus tracks are included, including Dave's other two solo hits 'Susannah's Still Alive' and 'Lincoln County'.
Solar's secret weapon in the disco era were Lakeside, who waited a decade from their formation in late 60s Ohio to conquer America's dancefloors with 'It's All The Way Live' - one of nine US chartbusters on this funky compilation. PREVIOUSLY AVAILABLE AS NEMCD681
A unique three-CD set anthologising the entire repertoire of this still underrated and underappreciated band, who blended the songcraft of the Beatles with the folk traditions tapped into by Fairport and Sweeney's Men. Although by no means the highpoint of their careers (there is still nothing to top the first three albums) the later releases such as 'Back And Fourth' 'Dance Your Life Away' Amigos' and 'Elvis Lives On The Moon' all include a fair amount of hidden treasures- even if the band was leaning too far towards comedy in places by this stage. Disc 3, however, features the entirety of the great live album 'Magic In The Air'- and what a performance THAT is!! Compiled with notes by David Wells.
One of the most recognisable brand-names from the NWOBHM era, Magnum hit their peak early with the Jet recordings collected here. Originally issued between 1978 and 1982, they include the pick of their singles, crucial live tracks and the best of their renowned album, Kingdom Of Madness.
Recorded at the Tennessee Rockfest in 2004, former Grand Funk leader Farner leads his band through a stomping set that recalls the glory days of the former band, when the term 'heavy metal' was but on the tip of everyone's tongue. Includes 'Rock And Roll Soul' 'Some Kind Of Wonderful' 'Mean Mistreater' and more plus a couple of his more religiously-inclined modern tunes. Bet Homer Simpson wants one.Due In: 06/06/2005
Here is a tasty 3 CD collection of Marmalade's CBS and Decca material. All housed in a box. It includes the following previously unissued bonus tracks...:Some Fine Day (1969 Demo), Evening Shadows (1970 Demo), Jody (1972 Demo), Middle Of A Night (1972 Demo), Out On A Dark Night (1972 Demo), Mr Heartbreaker (1972 Demo) and Sunset Regret (1972 Demo). Complete with detailed information on the band this has to be the final word on this much underappreciated UK pop/psike/rock outfit.
Soundtrack to the film of the legendary UK festival. If Altamont marked the end of the Hippy Dream in the USA, this came close to doing the same thing in this country, with the crowd disturbances and riots receiving more press attention than the music. That's a shame, because the stellar line-up included Hendrix, Dylan, the Who, ELP, Moody Blues, Free and hordes more - most of whom are faithfully represented on this lavish 2 disc set complete with accompanying booklet. Fab !
One of the biggest acts on Los Angeles' Solar label, Midnight Star notched up over a dozen US R&B hits between 1980 and 1986. They enjoyed UK success, too, especially with the glossy 80s grrove of 'Midas Touch'. This single CD best of includes all their US and UK hits, plus other highlights: the perfect introduction to their slick soul sound.
"Ace Of Spades" arguably remains the ultimate Motörhead anthem, a brainstorming demonstration of power and aggression. And the album was no less ferocious, stripping the trio's hard rock down to its essentials. The three bonus tracks include their collaboration with Girlschool on Johnny Kidd's "Please Don't Touch".
Ex-Thin Lizzy axeman Brian Robertson made a fleeting appearance alongside Lemmy and Philthy for this album, adding some raucous rock 'n' roll riffing and speedy double-tracking to their frantic sonic attack. Includes a bonus disc of an incredible live set from 1983.
Named after a Len Deighton novel, "Bomber" was a speed-metal hit single that spawned a spectacular lighting rig - and this stunning 1979 album, which featured some of Lemmy's most uncompromising lyrics. The bonus tracks comprise the complete "Golden Years" live EP, and early B side "Over The Top".
Double disc expanded and remastered edition of what was officially the 'Head's third album (but actually the fourth to be recorded), originally released on Bronze in 1979- now repackaged with b-sides, live tracks and alternate takes added, plus a booklet featuring extensive memorobilia from the era.. If you've ever heard any British Heavy Metal- although if truth be told what Lemmy and the boys play has always been souped up, Yardbirds-influenced rock'n'roll- then the chances are you've heard this album, and its pummelling title track, in which case you will know of its magnificence.Housed in a tasteful slipcase re-creating the original artwork.
The title summed up Motörhead perfectly. Eddie Clarke doubled as guitarist and producer on this 1982 album, adding just the merest hint of sophistication to their customary crescendo of sound. Includes five bonus tracks.
Seven years after blitzing Hammersmith, Motörhead inflicted a sleepless night on the inhabitants of Hameenlinna, Finland, where they topped the bill at the Giants Of Rock Festival, and recorded this live album. The CD includes two bonus tracks.
Motörhead christened their spring 1981 live show 'The short, sharp, pain in the neck' tour, but it produced their first No. 1 album. A relentless blitz of hard rock mayhem which stretched their power trio format to its ultimate limit. Three live bonus tracks round of this energetic package!
With two guitarists, Wurzel and Phil Cambell, lining up alongside Lemmy and drummer Pete Gill, Motörhead were ready for their fieriest offering to date. "Deaf Forever", "Built For Speed" and the title track are just three of the highlights of this scorching album. Includes three bonus tracks!
This was the album which captured the full sonic assault of Motörhead on vinyl for the first time, with a title track that has been a stage anthem ever since. The bonus tracks include the classic "Louie Louie"/"Tear Ya Down" single and an alternate version of "Louie Louie".
Original drummer Philthy Phil Taylor rejoined Lemmy for their second GWR album, which features their most melodic song to date "All For You". The CD includes two bonus tracks from the "Eat The Rich" single.
Seldom in the history of pop has a band shot to prominence with the explosive pace and power exhibited by Mungo Jerry. This triple CD anthology covers their entire Dawn output, including the massive hit "In The Summertime", and comes with a fully detailed booklet.
Excellent 3 CD set from the folk rock supergroup that included John Renbourn,& Bert Jansch two of Britains finest guitarists.This set is devided equally between the band and the above gentleman's solo careers which ranges from Renbourn's traditional tunes to Jansch's harrowing "Needle of Death" through to Pentangles "Cruel Sister" and "Light Flight. Housed in an attractive slipcase.
Previously on the King Biscuit label (titled 'NYC 1978') and now with new artwork and sleevenotes, this album features 27 furious tracks. Following their very successful two week tour of the UK ending with the famous 1978 New Year’s Eve show at the Rainbow Theatre in London and "It’s Alive" album was recorded they returned to NYC and blasted the Palladium in an unforgettable night of pogo dancing and burning PAs. Classic hey-ho-let’s go songs that put your fingers on the pulse of 1978. It goes without saying - Gabba Gabba Hey!
PAL DVD recorded at the Middle Tennessee Rockfest in 2004, featuring the soul-rock giants in a reformed and rejuvenated line-up and giving it some serious rhythm section, particularly on 'I Know I'm Losing You' and 'I Just Want To Celebrate'. Widescreen aspect ratio.
Cronin's cronies recorded live on 09/06/00 at the Riverport Amphitheatre, St Louis, Missouri. All the hits are present: 'Don't Let Him Go' 'Take It On The Run' 'Keep Pushin' 'Can't Fight This Feeling' 'Roll With The Changes' 'Ridin' The Storm Out' and of course 'Keep On Loving You' You may as well buy this, as no UK promoter can be arsed to stop twatting about and bring them over, so this is the nearest you'll get to the real thing!! Excellent entertainment.
One of the greatest cult movies/shows of all time. Features the classic song 'Time Warp'. Film soundtrack here features Meatloaf, Tim Curry, Richard O' Brian & Susan Sarandon. Most were members of the original London stage show cast.
Only the Beatles outsold the Searchers during the Merseybeat boom. Assembled across these two packed CDs are enough reasons for their success, bringing together the best of their mid-60s beat, rock’n’roll and folk-rock gems, alongside rare singles from their return to Pye two decades later. This Midline compilation features one of the richest back catalogues in British pop history.
Musicians had been combining classical themes and progressive rock prowess for a decade or more, but Sky moved the fusion of genres into an entirely new dimension. Guitar genius John Williams was the most prominent member of the group, but the contributions of legendary bassist Herbie Flowers, Curved Air veteran Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek were also crucial to their uniquely expressive sound. More than a decade of their finest music is gathered on these two CDs, including their memorable 1980 hit single ‘Toccata’
This 2-CD anthology brings together the best of these much loved shoegazers and is a must for fans everywhere, mastered from the original tapes, 'Catch The Breeze' features hits spanning the bands entire career.
The concept is simple: select the finest floor-fillers from the legendary archive of LA’s Solar Records, slip them into a neat little box set, and you have the bargain of the year. With the Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star and Lakeside on hand, it’s the disco experience that everyone can afford, filled with hit singles and party anthems.
Long before they became Britain’s best-loved boogie band, Quo had already notched up a fearsome reputation for their formative R&B, psych pop, and hard rock recordings. Five prolific years at the Pye label under a variety of identities and images are assembled on this anthology, which ranges from their 1966 debut ‘I Who Have Nothing’ to the powerhouse ‘In My Chair’ from 1971.Great 3 CD set for a great price.
A front row ticket to an amazing performance with special musical guests (none other than ex-Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. Recorded during 2002's sold out Winter Carnival tour, this DVD showcases the night of March 23rd, 2002, start to finish- and captures the band's hometown crowd in an electric and intimate atmosphere. The evening of March 23rd 2002 will long be remembered as a great night of Jam and Cheese!! Special features include 30 minutes of MX multiangle, and rare bonus footage of the track 'Red Lady Ball'.
Absolutely excellent and storming performance from the Autumnal Equinox, 1996- recorded live in the band's hometown of Chicago in front of a HUGE audience, and featuring four members of the classic lineup- Tommy Shaw, Dennis De Young, James Young and Chuck Panozzo- together for the last time befor egos and terminal illness got the better of them. The setist is exemplary: 'Rockin The Paradise' 'Lady' 'Too Much Time On My hands' 'Blue Collar Man' 'Suite Madame Blue' 'Crystal Ball' 'Fooling Yourself' 'Boat On The River' 'Lorelei' 'Come Sail Away'. . .does one need to go on? This should be shown to people as a lesson in how to stage a consummate rock concert. Digitally remastered, with full band history, discography, interviews and DVD-ROM gubbins- but to be honest the music alone is reason enough for buying it.
No record label made a greater contribution to the history of British folk than Transatlantic, as this 3 CD box set retrospective proves. But it also shows that there was more to the label than folk, with a line-up that stretches from comedy to the late '60s underground, via blues, pop and poetry. The label had artists as diverse as: Sheila Hancock, Dubliners, John Bird,Dransfields, Billy Connolly/Humblebums, Harvey Andrews, Bert Jansch,Aln Hull, John Renbourn, Ralph McTell, Pentangle, Ian Campbell, Finbar & Eddie Furey, Gryphon, Dave Swarbrick, Spike Woods, Unicorn,and more.70 tracks in total make up this great set.
Many pundits reckoned that the Tremeloes were finished after they split from lead singer Brian Poole in 1966. Instead, they became one of Britain’s most popular singles bands, besides cutting a series of under-rated LPs. This biggest-ever Trems retrospective collects their best music from 1966 to the early 80s, including their magnificent run of hit 45s, from ‘Here Comes My Baby’ to ‘Hello Buddy’.
Belfast's finest punk/power-pop act's debut album from the summer of 1979. Packed with three minute bundles of effervescent energy and the experimental "True Confessions", this reissue also contains ten bonus tracks, including their hits "Here Comes The Summer' 'Over You", "Jimmy Jimmy" & a version of the Chocolate Watchband's "Let's Talk About Girls".
After two years of turmoil in the ranks, and even a brief split, guitar hero Mick Box regrouped Uriah Heep for this heroic and ecstatically received return. Lee Kerslake, Bob Daisley, John Sinclair and frontman Pete Goalby joined him for this 1982 hit album which now has four bonus tracks on CD.
The third vocalist of Heep's golden era, ex-Lone Star frontman John Sloman, made his fleeting appearance with the band on their 13th studio record, which celebrated their 10th anniversary. Plus five bonus tracks.
The recruitment of Gary Thain & Lee Kerslake completed what many fans still regard as the classic Heep line-up, in time to record this 1972 album. It featured some of their most commercial material, like "Easy Livin'" and the title track. Great melodic heavy progressive rock. Now with 5 bonus tracks of unreleased material and fully detailed colour booklet.
With smooth-rolling rockers like "Falling In Love" and "Woman Of The Night", and the nostalgic "I'm Alive" as a reminder of the band's original inacrnation, 1978's "Fallen Angel" found Heep catering to old and new fans alike. With four bonus tracks.
Uriah Heep without David Byron? It seemed unimaginable. Then they recruited Lucifer's Friend veteran John Lawton, and with new bassist Trevor Bolder, a new Heep arose from the ashes of the old. With its blues ballads and anthemic rockers, "Firefly" introduced the remade Heep in style. With four bonus tracks.
David Byron's swansong with Heep was released in the summer of 1976. Ironically, the singer's final LP with the band opened with a vocal spotlight for John Wetton, revealing that thay were always ready to step outside their predicted roles and sound.Now remastered and with an expanded booklet,slipcase and two unissued bonus cuts.
Excellent double-CD set, featuring two sets of recordings from London's much missed Lansdowne Studios- some dating back as far as 1968 when the band were known as 'Spice' and had a more psych-freakbeat edge. Several tracks such as 'Born In A Trunk' 'Simon The Bullet Freak' and 'Why' are renowned for their rarity- some later became singles, some only ever appeared here on these discs. In addition, there's great outtakes of material that would end up on the first three albums (including the incredible 'Wake Up Set Your Sights' and 'The Park') and 'Here Am I' which was said to influence Queen!! Peerless harmonies, crushing guitar and Hammond riffs, and simply great songs from the band fronted by a man once described by Kerrang! as the 'Peter Wyngarde Of Heavy Metal' without whom the genres of hard rock and prog just wouldn't be the same.
Heep taped this epic live set in Birmingham, home turf of their rivals Black Sabbath. Besides key tracks from their three most recent studio records (including the epic July Morning) it ended with a nod to the band's roots, with an extended rock 'n' roll medley. Classic UK '70's heavy rock with a prog edge.Remastered.
From it's reflective cover to its adventurous use of synthesisers and guest musicians from Osibisa, their 3rd album from 1971 expanded Heep's soundscape without losing any of their identity. Now with 7 bonus tracks including unreleased session tracks, single versions and out-takes.
Another epic title cut in the vein of "Salisbury" was the highlight of Uriah Heep's second Top 30 album of 1972 and contains live favorites 'Sweet Lorraine', and 'Blind Eye'.Nine previously unissued tracks have been added to this hard prog extravaganza.The set is rounded off with a expansive booklet.
After Gary Thain's tragic death, John Wetton took over the bassist's role. 1975's "Return To Fantasy" was his Heep debut, and its effective blend of hard rock riffs and melodic hooks helped it become one of the band's best-selling LP's in the UK. Now remastered,housed in a slipcase and expanded with four bonus tracks.
Extensive remaster treatment of this Uriah Heep's second album from 1971 and the one which signalled Heep as major contenders in 1971. Their blend of operatic vocals, aggressive guitar riffs and innovative keyboards had already reached its peak, as the 16 minute title track revealed. This deluxe version contains expansive booklet, and 5 bonus tracks.
Issued in 1973 in the wake of their headlining appearance at the British Music Festival, "Sweet Freedom" found the classic Heep personnel at their zenith. The album includes their live standard, "Stealin'" and has three bonus tracks.
At last a Heep anthology that takes the best of the classic albums without adding dodgy live versions!! As an introduction to Byron-era Uriah Heep (from debut 'Very Eavy Very Umble' up to ninth studio album 'High and Mighty' in 1976- that's nine albums in six years folks, putting most 90s/00s metallers to shame) this is about the best you can get. Of course it hasn't got ALL their best stuff- you'd have to buy their first 13 studio albums individually to get that- but it does have 'Gypsy' 'Lady In Black' 'I'll Keep On Trying' 'Look At Yourself' 'July Morning' 'Stealin' 'Tears In My Eyes' 'Blind Eye' 'Paradise/The Spell' (possibly their finest moment?) 'Sweet Freedom' 'Return To Fantasy' and 'Weep In Silence' among others. 30 tracks of prime Heep- Heeps of good stuff, in other words (You couldn't resist, could you?- Ed) Artwork by Hugh Gilmour of noted stoner rockers Pig Iron.
De-luxe release of this the first Heep album from 1970 which includes expansive booklet, and 7 bonus tracks from BBC sessions and unreleased versions. This is the classic album that gave us "Gypsy" and their corking version of "Come Away Melinda". Essential 70's UK rock.
Gary Thain's final Heep project from 1974 was an eclectic mix of styles, which found Heep experimenting with commercial pop, reggae and even funk for the first time. But it also contained one of their most compelling rock anthems, "Suicidal Man". Four bonus tracks have been added to this CD reissue.
The Who were arguably at their all time live peak when they roared and roistered their way through an incredible set at 1970's biggest festival. Besides a bracing trip through "Tommy", this show featured definitive concert excursions for classics like "I Can't Explain", "Substitute" and "Magic Bus".
The longest soap opera in rock history turned another page in 1996, as the classic Yes line-up reunited for this joyously nostalgic live album- and two superb studio tracks, 'Be The One' and 'That, That Is'
Second time around, the nostalgia may have been less of s surprise, but the music took up all the standards. The first album reprised some Yes standards, inlcuding the ultimate 'Close To The Edge' - the second album proved the classic lineup had lost none of its flair as they laid down some of the best tracks of their career such as 'Mind Drive' and 'Sign Language'. Their best album since ' Going For The One'.