Rolling Reissues 2017

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What better to start with, than a big ol' assortment of vinyl ltd. eds., varying also in musical quality:

dow, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 01:46 (five months ago) Permalink


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The Band's 50th Anniversary Celebration Continues With 3CD/LP Set Of Their Eponymous Debut, Featuring Remastered Stereo And Mono Mixes, Plus Live Recordings

Available From Rhino On March 31

January 4 To Be Proclaimed “Day Of The Doors” In Los Angeles In Special Ceremony In Venice

January 4 2017 - 50 years ago today in 1967, The Doors broke through to the other side for the first time with its eponymous debut on Elektra Records. The Doors would go on to sell millions of copies and made stars of John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison. Today, the album is widely considered to be one of the all-time-classic rock and roll debuts.

To celebrate this landmark recording’s 50th anniversary, the band will release THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION. This 3CD/LP set will be available on March 31. In addition, the music will also be available digitally.

To coincide with this, today (January 4) will be declared “Day Of The Doors” in the city of Los Angeles. The proclamation will be made this afternoon by Councilmember Mike Bonin during a public event at the intersection of Pacific and Windward Avenues, the location of the iconic “Venice” sign. Founding Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger will be on hand at the event as will family members of the late Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.

Packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book, THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes a remastered version of the album’s original stereo mix, available on CD for the first time in a decade and remastered for the first time in nearly 30 years. The album’s original mono mix was also remastered for this set and is making its CD debut here. An LP-version of the mono mix is also included. The third disc features live performance from The Matrix in San Francisco recorded just weeks after The Doors was released. Music journalist David Fricke provides detailed liner notes for the set, which includes a selection of rare and previously unseen photographs.

THE DOORS: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION offers a rare opportunity to hear the band on the verge of superstardom with live performances recorded during a March 7, 1967 show at the Matrix in San Francisco. The Matrix recordings heard on this deluxe edition were sourced from the recently discovered, original tapes, previously thought to be lost. The Matrix recordings originally released in 2008 were from a third-generation source, so the sound quality of the versions debuting here is second to none.

Packed with electrifying performance, the disc contains live versions of eight tracks on The Doors, including “Twentieth Century Fox,” “The Crystal Ship” and “Back Door Man.”


Track Listing

Disc One (Original Stereo Mix)

Disc Two (Original Mono Mix)

“Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
“Soul Kitchen”
“The Crystal Ship”
“Twentieth Century Fox”
“Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
“Light My Fire”
“Back Door Man”
“I Looked At You”
“End Of The Night”
“Take It As It Comes”
“The End”

Disc Three: Live At The Matrix, March 7, 1967

“Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
“Soul Kitchen”
“The Crystal Ship”
“Twentieth Century Fox”
“Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
“Light My Fire”
“Back Door Man”
“The End”

LP (Original Mono Mix)

Side One

“Break On Through (To The Other Side)”
“Soul Kitchen”
“The Crystal Ship”
“Twentieth Century Fox”
“Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)”
“Light My Fire”

Side Two

“Back Door Man”
“I Looked At You”
“End Of The Night”
“Take It As It Comes”
“The End”

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 18:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Not strictly a reissue as never previously issued but anyway…

Finders Keepers
LP + D/L CODE* | CD | MP3
Available to order from 3rd February 2017

Imagine, if you will, a foreboding homemade electro-acoustic, new age, synth driven, proto-techno, imaginary world music Portastudio soundtrack for a Polish-made animated fantasy based on a Finnish modern folk tale and created for German and Austrian TV, composed in 1982 by two politically driven post-punk theatre performers from a shared house in Leeds!

To even the most perspicacious and adventurous of alternative music fans the genuine bloodline of this previously unreleased record already begins to sound like an entire record collection in one sitting. It would be surprising if this project’s ambitious and exotic credentials didn’t tick at least one box on your musical matrix and without one drop of unnecessary nostalgic hyperbole this project already sounds like the perfect fantasy record that you’ve never heard. Alternatively we could just say The Moomins and, for many, things would instantly begin to make perfect sense.

From the same social landscape as Gang Of Four, The Mekons and Impact Theatre Co-operative – armed with a Wasp synthesiser, an ocarina and a cassette of the Robinson Crusoe music taped off the TV, Graeme Miller and Steve Shill used minimum means for maximum mayhem, instilling over 35 years of dreamlike illusory fuzziness and freakiness into the memories of a generation of school age TV addicts waiting for the next 5 minute fix of outernational fuzzy felt folklore. Collected here, all in one place for the first time, Finders Keepers in close collaboration with the original composers finally bring the original homemade micro-melodies and reintroduce them to a musical landscape where fans of vintage electronics, concrète tape effects, pocket percussion and domestic synths are finally ready to be reunited with the magnetic music of Moominvalley.

The whole thing can be streamed here now:

Jeff W, Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Listening to "Partytime" now: kind of an Andes-high pan flute dance, but not quite (tin whistle? Moomins anyway). Thanks!

dow, Thursday, 5 January 2017 01:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Expanded 20th Anniversary ed. of Elliott Smith's Either/Or, download, two-CD, two-LP, two options for that last. Adds unreleased live, studio, stray b-side; this links to NY Times story and advance track: Label sez "(North American Only Exclusive)(Ships March/April 2017"

dow, Thursday, 5 January 2017 01:41 (five months ago) Permalink

Having last year reissued six of the nine albums Dead Can Dance released on 4AD, the remaining three are scheduled for release this March. All vinyl represses, they are The Serpent’s Egg (1988), Aion (1990) and Spiritchaser (1996). Full details of each repress can be found here:
fave cover (if goes away, it's Aion)

dow, Thursday, 12 January 2017 02:17 (five months ago) Permalink

George Harrison box set: complete solo albums on vinyl.
Also included in the set will be the original release tracklists and artwork, 12’ single picture discs of “When We Was Fab” and “I Got My Mind Set On You,” a recording of Harrison’s live album from Japan (1992) and even some copies of handwritten song lyrics. An extended version of Harrison’s autobiography I Me Mine is also being released, which now reaches 632 pages and features lyrics to 50 new songs, as well as previously unpublished photos.

dow, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 20:38 (five months ago) Permalink

Dennis Coffey live trio tapes, Hot Coffey In The D, looks promising:

dow, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 17:11 (four months ago) Permalink

Manufactured Recordings
Announce Power Pop Reissues

From Manikins, The Modulators and Smart Remarks
Available February 17

Manikins - From Broadway to Blazes

Listen / Share "Love at Second Sight" on Soundcloud

From the same scene that begat the Scientists and the Victims came Perth, Australia's The Manikins. Founded by Neil Fernandes -- a former member of the legendary Cheap Nasties with future Scientists member Kim Salmon -- The Manikins bridged the rawness of their Aussie punk contemporaries with melodic Power Pop. From Broadway to Blazes features all the bands' essential recordings from 1971 to 1981, including the three criminally rare and outrageously expensive self-released 7" singles (Models for Mankind, Mankind, Premonition and Love at Second Sight), their DiY cassette and more unreleased studio recordings as well as detailed liner notes by Fernandes. Manufactured Recordings presents one of the final, untold stories of the original Australian Punk and New Wave scene.


The Modulators - Tomorrow's Coming

Listen / Share "Tomorrow's Coming" and "She's So Cynical" on Soundcloud

Formed in 1980, New Jersey's The Modulators are one of the unsung greats of the American powerpop scene. Initially the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Joe Riccardello with help from producer/ lyricist (and Vintage Vinyl Records owner) Rob Roth, Ricardello released his first single Girl Trouble in 1980 just before bringing on friends Mark Higgins (guitar) and Mark "Cakes" Westlake (drums) to join the band. As a fully-formed trio, the Modulators began playing out across New Jersey in the early 80's and recorded tracks for two local compilations and the band's second, enduring single She's So Cynical in 1982. Live gigs and songwriting continued, with the band often writing and recording more material than their release schedule could keep up with.

Finally in 1984, the band released their first and only LP, Tomorrow's Coming on Roth's Vintage Vinyl Records. Full of timeless gems and quintessential 80's power popanthems, the record is now regarded as a genre classic by power pop collectors.

Though the band continued to play the Tri-State area until 1986 (and every now and then since), Tomorrow's Coming was The Modulator's last vinyl release. Bringing together the band's entire discography with an additional 14 unreleased songs and demo tracks and liner notes from power pop collector Steve Borchardt, Manufactured Recordings is proud to present the definitive release of this power pop classic.


Smart Remarks - Foreign Fields: 1982-1984
Listen / Share "Falling Apart (As it Seems)" on Soundcloud

mart Remarks began in 1980 with Todd Ellis (guitar, vocals), Chris Gordon (bass), and Ant Barbalace (drums) as an original punk/power pop trio out of Bordentown, NJ. School friends and co-workers at the local Ocean Spray Cranberry factory, the band was influenced by early powerpop bands like Paul Collins' Beat, The Records, The Knack, and especially the Staten Island, NY three-piece Dirty Looks. Smart Remarks recorded their first single" Was It Something We Said"... in 1982, which spawned the power pop classic "Mary's Got Her Eye On Me." Often the opening act for larger bands that came through town (The Replacements, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Haircut 100), the band became the favorite house band at Trenton, NJ's famous City Gardens Night Club. Smart Remarks re-entered the studio in 1984 to record the five track EP Seriously Speaking with new bassist Steve DeStefano, which would become their final recording together. Collecting Smart Remarks' entire discography and including liner notes from Randy "Now" Ellis, the famed owner of City Gardens, Foreign Fields: 1982- 1984 is a must for fans of classic, catchy US powerpop.

dow, Tuesday, 31 January 2017 19:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Lambchop's Is A Woman reissued w eight bonus tracks, also touring etc:

dow, Friday, 3 February 2017 02:02 (four months ago) Permalink

From the Muffs' own thread:

When I like 'em, I really, really like 'em, but on the reissues, more bonus than prev. released grab me---fortunately, there are lots and lots of bonus tracks----from Rolling Reissues '16 and '15:

The Muffs xpost Bigger and Blonder: Shattuck's rough, dry, take-it-or-leave it vocal comes off flat here, more often monotonous than signifying tuff cookie pre-emption, though yeah yeah,she don't want you to think she's vulnerable and girly and trusting, just because she's venting; we get it already. Also, bringing it down to a trio---this trio, that is--- keeps the backing from adding a little variety. Nevertheless, "Red-Eyed Troll," "Ethyl My Love" (a good demo added to the reissued debut reissue) and a few other finished tracks really work. But as with the reissued debut, the breathing room demos (9 here, incl just a couple versions of the original album's cuts) really make the whole thing worth having, or hearing, anyway. Things get just a bit more flexible---and some of the initial release's tracks should be rescued by somebody with a few more musical shrewds.
I'd start with the debut; here's what I said about it last year:
The Muffs’ s/t debut reissue w bonus tracks: "pop-punk," some call them, and I've seen comparisons to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, but Kim Shattuck sometimes relies more on on vocal scrunchies than hooks---still, good some good chord changes and textures, with a few guest sounds, like theramin and organ: part of the variety of arrangements *eventually* shaking up the 16 tracks of the original album.
But the 10 bonus tracks, mostly four-track demos, provide a lot more breathing room for vocals and guitar, like maybe the studio sessions were more labored, sometimes (not so many direct comparisons; several of these songs didn't show up on the finished product). It might help that most of the demos have only a tambourine behind the slightly echoing, gnarly jangle (but one of the best, "Ethyl My Love," has what sound's like a full trap set). I'd say that, if you like the original album or the band as you knew them, or, even if you haven't heard them, but are into what turns out to be indeed pop-punk, with even a bit of power-pop---but more get-lost gusto than moony romance---then the demos make this worth checking out, for sure.

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nine months pass...
Happy Birthday To Me next up for the reissue treatment:

― Elvis Telecom,

dow, Friday, 3 February 2017 17:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Thanks for the headz-up, Elvis!

dow, Friday, 3 February 2017 17:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Guitar Legend Allan Holdsworth 12 CD Box Set Collection and Accompanying Double CD Collection
EIDOLON-a 2-CD Best Of
To Be Released on Manifesto Records on April 7th.

Los Angeles, CA-based Manifesto Records will release a new, complete 12-CD box set by guitar innovator, jazz, and progressive rock legend Allan Holdsworth titled The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever, along with a 2-CD updated and expanded “best of” collection selected by the artist, titled Eidolon.
Manifesto Records referenced the box set’s seemingly portentous title from the cover story title featuring Holdsworth in Guitar Player magazine’s April 2008 edition. Given his humble nature, Holdsworth is a bit embarrassed by the title and finds the notion that he changed “guitar forever,” somewhat overblown—more befitting of names like Orville Gibson, Leo Fender, or Ned Steinberger.
Holdsworth, born in Bradford England in 1946, embarked on a solo career as composer and bandleader exclusively in 1979. Holdsworth’s career as producer, bandleader, and lead composer is documented in this box set, and with the artist’s 28-track selection of favorites in Eidolon. Both packages include extensive liner notes, and an updated 2016 interview with Holdsworth discussing each release, his history, and approach to the instrument.

From 1982 through 2003, Holdsworth recorded a dozen albums that have been lovingly put together for The Man Who From 1982 through 2003, Holdsworth recorded a dozen albums that have been lovingly put together for The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever collection. Featured on the box set are eleven remastered studio albums, starting with the 1982 studio release, Allan Holdsworth, I.O.U., and the archival 2003 live release, Then!, recorded live in Tokyo in 1990. All feature additional bonus tracks added for special editions or the original Japan releases, along with the original artwork and studio credits. Also included are the Grammy-nominated Road Games, (1983), Metal Fatigue (1985), Sand (1987), Secrets (1989), Wardenclyffe Tower (1992), Hard Hat Area (1993), None Too Soon (1996), The Sixteen Men of Tain (2000), and Flat Tire: Music for a Non-Existent Movie (2001).

Holdsworth has been recognized by many of the world’s most accomplished and unique rock and jazz guitar virtuosos. Luminaries including Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Tom Morello universally expressed reverence and astonishment at Holdsworth’s pioneering approach to his playing and vast vocabulary of “uncommon” chord voicings.

He further expanded the guitar’s orchestral potential with a range of electronic effects, then moved on to become one of the early innovators of guitar-based synthesizer controllers. In the nearly five decades Holdsworth has been touring, collaborating, and recording, he has created an immense sonic and musical legacy.

In the ‘70s he played with legendary Miles Davis drummer, Tony Williams and Cream bassist Jack Bruce as the band Lifetime, and toured with Soft Machine. He worked with former Yes and King Crimson drummer, Bill Bruford’s first solo project, Feels Good To Me, and subsequent recordings with Jean-Luc Ponty, and Gong. Bruford suggested Allan for the progressive-rock “supergroup,” U.K., which, along with Bruford, also featured John Wetton and Eddie Jobson.
Both The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever and Eidolon will become precious to those who love the world’s great guitarists. Fans of deeply unique, sonically rich and pristine recordings of great musicians taking their music to the next level and beyond, will also be in awe of these collections.

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dow, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 03:44 (four months ago) Permalink

KaS Product
Black & Noir: Mutant Synth-Punk from France 1980-83

Soul Jazz Records are releasing a collection of lost recordings by French mutant experimental synth group Kas Product, all originally recorded in the period 1980 – 83.

Kas Product formed in 1980 in Nancy, France, as an electronic duo comprising ex-psychiatric nurse Spatsz on electronics and rhythm machines and Mona Soyoc on vocals and guitars.

Kas Product feature on Soul Jazz Records’ recent 'Punk 45 – Les Punks: The French Connection'. Mainly recorded on early tape, synth and drum machines Kas Product’s mixture of Spatsz’ hypnotic, electronic and angular hard-edged beats matched to the spiky vocals and guitar work of Soyoc led to comparisons with Suicide, Liliput/Kleenex, Cabaret Voltaire as well as to the group being forerunners of the cold wave/ synth wave movement. Perhaps closer still is the Industrial sound of bands such as Throbbing Gristle and Einsturzende Neubaten. At the start of the decade Kas Product's 'So Young But So Cold' was also the title track of a defining collection of rare underground electronic French coldwave/synthwave bands on the Tigersushi label.

The recordings here are taken from their early releases on the local Punk label from Nancy, France at the start of the 1980s, mostly recorded on a 2-track recorder in their bedroom, which led to them signing to RCA in 1982. These songs were first put together on CD by the French Fan Club label in 1990. Essentially the group split-up in 1988 but Kas Product still come together to perform live today most recently in Paris, New York and Los Angeles. In 2012 their major label debut album was re-released in France.

On Feb. 17, Soul Jazz Records are releasing this album on limited-edition 1000-copies worldwide vinyl LP (with download), CD and worldwide digital.
more info, audio here:

Reviews and Articles:

Read large feature in Noisey (in French) here

dow, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 03:00 (four months ago) Permalink

Also, re-reissue of Edward Larry Gordon/Laraaji's Celestial Vibration:

dow, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 03:02 (four months ago) Permalink

OUT 2/24

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the deluxe soundtrack re-issue to 1982’s sci-fi horror classic, JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING. Composed by the legendary Ennio Morricone, the soundtrack to THE THING is a landmark musical composition that is cold, dark, minimal, and effective.

Considered to be John Carpenter’s directorial masterpiece, THE THING is praised as one of the greatest films of it’s genre by both fans and critics. Starring Kurt Russel and A. Wilford Brimley, THE THING follows a team of researchers in Antarctica as they are infiltrated by a parasitic extraterrestrial life form that assimilates other organisms and then imitates them. The classic soundtrack composed by Ennio Morricone effectively captures the cold, isolated tone of the story and film, and marks one of the few John Carpenter directed films that Carpenter did not score himself.

Waxwork Records worked for two years to ensure that such a highly anticipated and sought after vinyl soundtrack re-issue would meet and exceed expectations of the biggest fan of John Carpenter and his sci-fi / horror tour de force that is THE THING.

Features include the complete Ennio Morricone soundtrack re-mastered from the original master tapes, your choice of two different 180 gram colored vinyl variants, all new artwork by Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative, deluxe heavyweight packaging including satin coated old-style gatefold jackets with UV spot-gloss, an an 11” x 22” poster, a breakaway “ice” slipcase, and an exclusive interview with the director John Carpenter.

Deluxe “Trapped In The Ice” Edition

• Heavyweight, High-Gloss, Break-Away “Ice” Slipcase

• 180 Gram “Ice” Vinyl (Deep Blue with White Haze)

• Satin Coated Old-Style Gatefold Jacket with UV Spot-Gloss

• 11” x 22” Poster

• New Artwork By Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative

• Booklet Featuring Exclusive Interview with Director John Carpenter


Standard “Snow” Edition

• 180 Gram “Snow” Vinyl (True White)

• Satin Coated Old-Style Gatefold Jacket with UV Spot-Gloss

• 11” x 22” Poster

• New Artwork By Justin Erickson of Phantom City Creative


dow, Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:50 (four months ago) Permalink

Must be about time for a remaster of High Time. Or has that been done remotely recently?
Deluxe versions of the lps with whatever outtakes would be welcome .
Especially if anybody unearthed the studio recordings I heard the band did around teh time of KOTJ but didn't get released because of teh Hudson's incident.

Is the live box set still available from Easy Action. That has some really nice stuff on including the sets once released by Total Energy

Stevolende, Monday, 20 February 2017 19:03 (four months ago) Permalink


Since its original release in 1977, Ragnar Grippe’s seminal debut album entitled “Sand” has been adorned with immense praise and influenced a myriad of ambient musicians and minimalist composers. Grippe’s unique approach of bonding post-modern classical composition into the tape techniques of musique concrète allowed him to be one of the leading experimental electronic musicians of the late 20th century.

Originally trained as a classical cellist, Grippe had relocated to Paris in the early 70’s to study at the famous Groupe de Recherches Musicales (more commonly known as GRM) founded by musique concrète pioneers Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry and Jacques Poullin. Around the same time, Grippe had struck up a close friendship with French avant-garde minimalist Luc Ferrari. It was under Ferrari’s direction and guidance that the young Grippe started to build a shared experimental music studio, aptly named l’Atelier de la Libération Musicale (ALM), in which Ferrari shared his knowledge and instrumental supplies, thus forging Grippe’s implementation of harmonic tone within the confines of musique concrete.

After a brief stint of electronic music study at McGill University in Montreal, Grippe returned to Paris in 1976 to compose with Ferrari at the now fully-realized ALM studio. One of the visiting artists passing through the creative epicenter of the Cité Internationale des Arts during this time was the painter Viswanadhan Velu. Velu’s recent works consisted of various Sand paintings which were to be exhibited at the Galerie Shandar, the avant-garde art gallery and home to the Shandar record label which was the home to minimalist composers Terry Riley, La Monte Young, Cecil Taylor and Charlemagne Palestine.

Grippe was asked to compose a composition that was to be played during the Sand painting exhibition and was then to be released on the Shandar imprint in 1977. This release would be the first official album that would start Grippe’s career as a modern avant-garde composer and electronic musician. After a celebrated release, “Sand” has since been out-of-print on its original vinyl format for four decades and original copies fetch high prices amongst minimalist listeners and collectors.

Dais Records proudly reissues “Sand” by Ragnar Grippe on vinyl for the 40th anniversary of its original release in a limited edition 500 copy pressing on clear vinyl featuring new liner notes by the artist on March 24, 2017.

dow, Saturday, 25 February 2017 02:15 (four months ago) Permalink


Double-Disc Versions Of Run With The Pack and Burnin' Sky Feature The Original Album
Remastered And Expanded With Rare And Unreleased Recordings

Available From Rhino On May 26

LOS ANGELES - Bad Company recorded four classic albums in as many years, giving rise to some of the most recognizable rock songs of the Seventies, including "Rock Steady," "Run With The Pack" and the Grammy-nominated, "Feel Like Makin' Love." After releasing remastered and expanded versions of their first two albums in 2015, the band will return this spring with deluxe editions of their next two albums from that incredible run.

Run With The Pack (1976) and Burnin' Sky (1977) have been newly remastered from the original production tapes. Each has been expanded with rare and unreleased recordings taken from the original album sessions. The CD versions of these Deluxe Editions include all of the new bonus tracks, while their 180-gram vinyl counterparts offer a selection of the bonus material.

The Deluxe Editions of RUN WITH THE PACK and BURNIN' SKY will be available on May 26 for $19.98 (2CD) and $39.98 (2LP). The music will also be released digitally and available through various streaming outlets.

During a rare break from touring, Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell got together in France to record new songs using the Rolling Stones' mobile recording studio. Those sessions produced Run With The Pack, a 10-song album that came out in early 1976 and rose to #4 in England and #5 in America, where it sold three million copies alone. Radio stations embraced the title track along with a cover of The Coasters' "Young Blood," while "Silver, Blue & Gold" became one of the band's signature tracks, even though it was never officially released as a single.

The bonus disc that accompanies RUN WITH THE PACK: DELUXE EDITION includes unreleased early mixes for "Honey Child" and "Simple Man," as well as an extended version of the title track. There's also the previously unreleased "Let There Be Love," an outtake from the recording sessions. In fact, the acoustic version of "Do Right By Your Woman," previously only available as the B-Side of the single release of "Run With The Pack," is the only song on the bonus disc that has ever been previously released.

During the summer of 1976, the band returned to France yet again to record 12 songs for what would become Burnin' Sky. They chose Château d'Hérouville as the studio, which is where David Bowie would record Low later that same year. Burnin' Sky was released in March 1977, and broke into the Top 20 in both the U.K. and U.S.

The BURNIN' SKY: DELUXE EDITION bonus disc features unreleased versions of nearly every song on the album, including alternative takes and mixes of "Man Needs A Woman" and "Morning Sun," plus the full version of "Too Bad." The session tapes also unearthed "Unfinished Story," a song that was completed, but never released.

For more information about BAD COMPANY, please contact Jessica Giordano in the Rhino Media Relations Department at jess✧✧✧.giord✧✧✧@rh✧✧✧.c✧✧ or 818-238-6403.

Run With The Pack: Deluxe Edition
CD Track Listing:

Disc One: Original Album Remastered
1. "Live For The Music"
2. "Simple Man"
3. "Honey Child"
4. "Love Me Somebody"
5. "Run With The Pack"
6. "Silver, Blue & Gold"
7. "Young Blood"
8. "Do Right By Your Women"
9. "Sweet Lil' Sister"
10. "Fade Away"

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
1. "Live For The Music" - Take 1, Alternative Vocal & Guitar
2. "Simple Man" - Take 3, Early Mix
3. "Honey Child" - Early Mix, Alternative Guitar Solo
4. "Run With The Pack" - Extended Version, Alternative Vocal
5. "Let There Be Love" - Take 1, Previously Unreleased
6. "Silver, Blue & Gold" - Take 1, Early Mix
7. "Young Blood" - Alternative Vocal
8. "Do Right By Your Woman" - Alternative Vocal
9. "Sweet Lil' Sister" - Live Backing Track
10. "Fade Away" - Early Mix, Alternative Guitar Solo
11. "Do Right By Your Woman" - Acoustic Version*
12. "(I Know) I'm Losing You" - Studio Jam
13. "Young Blood" - Alternative Version 2
14. "Fade Away" - Island Studios Demo

* All disc two tracks unreleased except

Burnin' Sky: Deluxe Edition
CD Track Listing

Disc One: Original Album Remastered
1. "Burnin' Sky"
2. "Morning Sun"
3. "Leaving You"
4. "Like Water"
5. "Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer)"
6. "Everything I Need"
7. "Heartbeat"
8. "Peace Of Mind"
9. "Passing Time"
10. "Too Bad"
11. "Man Needs Woman"
12. "Master Of Ceremony"

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks*
1. "Burnin' Sky" - Take 2, Alternative Vocal & Guitar
2. "Morning Sun" - Take 3, Early Version
3. "Leaving You" - Take 1, Alternative Vocal
4. "Like Water" - Take 1, Rough Mix
5. "Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer)" - Early Run Through
6. "Everything I Need" - Rough Mix
7. "Peace Of Mind" - Alternative Version
8. "Passing Time" - Alternative Vocal
9. "Too Bad" - Full Version
10. "Man Needs Woman" - Alternative Vocal & Guitar
11. "Too Bad" - Early Version, Mick Ralphs Vocal
12. "Man Needs Woman" - Take 2, Early Version, Mick Ralphs Vocal
13. "Burnin' Sky" - Take 1, Alternative Vocal
14. "Unfinished Story" - Previously Unreleased

* All tracks previously unreleased

Run With The Pack: Deluxe Edition
LP Track Listing

Side One
1. "Live For The Music"
2. "Simple Man"
3. "Honey Child"
4. "Love Me Somebody"
5. "Run With The Pack"

Side Two
1. "Silver, Blue & Gold"
2. "Young Blood"
3. "Do Right By Your Women"
4. "Sweet Lil' Sister"
5. "Fade Away"

Side Three
1. "Live For The Music" - Take 1, Alternative Vocal & Guitar
2. "Simple Man" - Take 3, Early Mix
3. "Honey Child" - Early Mix, Alternative Guitar Solo
4. "Run With The Pack" - Extended Version, Alternative Vocal
5. "Let There Be Love" - Take 1, Previously Unreleased

Side Four
1. "Silver, Blue & Gold" - Take 1, Early Mix
2. "Young Blood" - Alternative Vocal
3. "Do Right By Your Woman" - Alternative Vocal
4. "Sweet Lil' Sister" - Live Backing Track
5. "Fade Away" - Island Studios Demo
6. "Do Right By Your Woman" - Acoustic Version

Burnin' Sky: Deluxe Edition
LP Track Listing

Side One
1. "Burnin' Sky"
2. "Morning Sun"
3. "Leaving You"
4. "Like Water"
5. "Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer)"
6. "Everything I Need"

Side Two
1. "Heartbeat"
2. "Peace Of Mind"
3. "Passing Time"
4. "Too Bad"
5. "Man Needs Woman"
6. "Master Of Ceremony"

Side Three
1. "Burnin' Sky" - Take 2, Alternative Vocal & Guitar
2. "Morning Sun" - Take 3, Early Version
3. "Leaving You" - Take 1, Alternative Vocal
4. "Like Water" - Take 1, Rough Mix
5. "Knapsack (The Happy Wanderer)" - Early Run Through
6. "Everything I Need" - Take 2, Rough Mix

Side Four
1. "Peace Of Mind" - Alternative Version
2. "Passing Time" - Alternative Vocal
3. "Man Needs Woman" - Alternative Vocal & Guitar
4. "Too Bad" - Full Version
5. "Man Needs Woman" - Take 2, Early Version, Mick Ralphs Vocal
6. "Unfinished Story" - Previously Unreleased

dow, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:14 (three months ago) Permalink

In keeping with our continued mission to strengthen people’s engagement with their own cultural heritage and enhance their awareness of the cultural heritage of others, Smithsonian Folkways is proud to include new additions to our ever-growing catalog.

George Margitich Collection:

Welcome conductor and music director George Margitich and a 3-album collection of Russian liturgical and choral music. Two albums, Selections of Russian Sacred Music and Folk Songs and The Divine Liturgy Music of the Russian Orthodox Church feature New Jersey’s Russian-Liturgical Singers, who established the group to stimulate and broaden interest in this style of music. Also included is a performance from The Don Cossack Chorus under direction from conductor George Margitich, who began conducting the group in 1980.

Seems Like Romance to Me:

Originally released in 1985 through grants from the Ohio Arts Council and the NEA, Seems like Romance to Me offers a detailed look into the rich Ohioan fiddle tradition, which has continued and evolved since well before statehood in 1803. Original vinyl stock pressings are available for this album while supplies last.
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Exciting new albums from GRAMMY-award winners Quetzal and Iraqi-American composer and oud master Rahim AlHaj are on their way. Quetzal’s The Eternal Getdown (available March 10th) and Rahim AlHaj’s Letters from Iraq (available April 7th).
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dow, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:23 (three months ago) Permalink

A new AlHaj? I'm all about that.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:33 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's very good news.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 10 March 2017 08:53 (three months ago) Permalink

From Soul Jazz Records'

Shamek Farrah
First Impressions

Superfly deliver once again with the reissue of this highly desirable deep jazz LP! An absolute stone cold killer on Charles Tolliver’s Strata East. Check the title track ‘First Impressions’ for some quickfire proof! As always this is a top quality repress with paste on covers made in Japan and 180g vinyl. Limited to 1000 copies only! - Don't sleep!!!
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Carl Marshall
I'll Give My Heart To You

Beautiful Superfly reissue of wicked privately pressed Tennessee Modern Soul LP from 1980, check the killer 'come groove with me', 'since I met you' and 'music', all instant classics! - limited 1000 copies Japan pressed with obi
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Andrew Wartts
There Is A God Somewhere

Andrew Wartts recorded his landmark gospel album 'There Is A God Somewhere' in the early 1980s and released it on the small Champ imprint based in Nashville, Tennessee. It took funk archivists years to discover this gem, but it’s a timely resurface. Wartts sound – a mixture of soulful, funky, melancholic yet celebratory exhortations to the Lord – belies the music’s age. Another top quality reissue from Superfly - 180g vinyl, limited to 1000 copies worldwide!
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dow, Monday, 13 March 2017 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Not technically a reissue, more of an unreleased album from the 70s that finally gets to see the light of day:

Discom's research on unknown and neglected music from former Yugoslavia continues! This time we go deep into the 70’s electronic, experimental, fusion und prog rock and we present you group 37°C with their album Sidarta. In the time when Gary Numan recorded "Are 'Friends' Electric?" in Gooseberry Studio in London in 1979, a group of skilled musicians, also known as Boban Petrovic's backing band, booked the same studio to record an album. These were the first recordings ever of Bebi Dol and Silva Delovska from KIM band.

The album opens with the track inspired and named by Herman Hesse's novel "Siddhartha". This ambient, psychedelic, experimental 18 min length "epic" piece fits to some extent the cliché how kraut rock and progressive bands perceived electronic music during the 70's. However, the song arrangement is exceptional and includes variety of sounds and textures from alluring hypnotic celesta, expressive guitar, tuneful bass, fascinating keyboards to supernal vocals and lenient sax and flute. The gradation of arrangement is very exciting as well, especially in the way how certain instruments appear. For instance, drums show up almost at the end of song after vocals, flute and sax whose role is to evoke certain images. Quite unusual, but when we take into account that song doesn’t contain a single touch of anything that can be verbally identified, its meaning is even more mysterious. Actually, the structure of the song portrays the action of the of novel: Hesse's hero Siddhartha experiences the perfection as "Brahman" and soon after he steps opposite in order to find his own path and discover himself. In the song, band members are heating the atmosphere involving their complete musical knowledge and skills till the moment when perfection of playing turns into explosion. Likewise in the novel, the part of the song after the explosion is more relevant than part with hundreds of notes before and yet much difficult to play. In that part one may discover itself.

The other songs of the album are on B side. Comparing to the song on A side they have different structure and atmosphere. The first track "Trag" (Eng. "Trace") contains distinctive singing of Bebi Dol and very good 70's groove with two keyboard and one guitar solo. The next is "Pescani Sat" ( Eng. "Sand Watch") an instrumental with very open form and more progressive atmosphere. Then comes the song "Izmoreni Putnik" (Eng. "Weary Traveler") where all band numbers show their musical skills in a full potential. The last song of the album is "Vrteska" (Eng. "Merry-go-round’’) with unusual 11/8 time signature and weird “street organ’’ melody at the end.

Summing up, this material is very attractive for those interested in unknown sounds of the past, especially when experimental electronic comes from highly skilled musicians. Low quality of production, restricted by technological barriers in the 70's, is compensated by great ideas and musical courage. These achievements are more significant due the fact that these artists are not coming from one of important musical centers, yet from the province which shined bright just a few times. We hope those shiny moments are in this album.

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Dinsdale, Monday, 13 March 2017 21:52 (three months ago) Permalink

soteric records are reissuing all of Patto's material, starting with the 1st 2 lps on April 28th.
S/t comes with 3 extra tracks





2nd lp
Hold Your Fire is expanded to 2cds including various BBC material and outtakes. These include an IN Concert set.










I have the old repertoire version of the 1st lp and it's pretty great. This Esoteric version is the first one fully sanctioned by the band..

The same date , 28th April sees a 2cd set off the material that Quintessence released on Island compiled as Move Into The Light

pretty groovy Notting Hill Hippie rock stuff.


Stevolende, Monday, 13 March 2017 22:19 (three months ago) Permalink

This first album (compilation) is apparently new, but goes back 40 years, so seems to fit:

Spiritual Jazz 7: Islam

The seventh volume of Jazzman's acclaimed 'Spiritual Jazz' series examines the influence and impact of Islam on four decades of jazz innovation. Featuring sought-after, spiritual contributions from the likes of Yusef Lateef, Ahmed Abdul-Malik, Creative Arts Ensemble and more. Essential release!
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Manu Dibango
Ceddo (Bande originale du film)(LP)

Now available on vinyl! Killer re-issue of this afro funky jazz soundtrack from 1977 by one of Africa's most respected artists, the Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango!
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dow, Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:00 (three months ago) Permalink

Din A Testbild
Programm 3 (Reissue)(LP)

Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Legendary is their partecipation at the “Festival Genialer Dilletanten" in 1981.'Programm 3’ is their third album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins with help of Ziggy Schöning, it was originally released on Klaus Schulze’s record label Innovative Communication in 1983.
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Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Legendary is their participation at the “Festival Genialer Dilletanten" in 1981.'Programm 4’ is their fourth album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins near the Wall in West/Berlin in 1983, the album was rejected at the time by Innovative Communication, considered too much “synth/punk/techno”, while the new label managers were looking more into new age stuff. In fact Schulze eventually sold the label in 1983, which started to release a plethora of acts loosely grouped around the NAM genre.
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dow, Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Programme 4 is also vinyl-only, at least on soundsoftheuniverse.

Far Out follow up the long overdue reissue of Jose Mauro's 'Obnoxious" with another gem from the Quartin catalogue - Victor Assis Brasil Plays Jobim.

Unlike Jose Mauro, whose biography is almost completely shrouded in mystery, Victor Assis Brasil’s tragically short life is a better known story. He passed away aged just thirty-five, but by this point his status was already cemented as one of Brazil’s top players. Gifted his first saxophone by his aunt at the age of fourteen, his debut LP was recorded just four years later, alongside some mercurial greats of Brazilian jazz, Tenorio Jr and Edson Lobo. Following the release of his first two albums, Victor was granted a place to study at Berklee College of Music, and it was during this period he recorded toca antonio carlos jobim upon returning to Brazil in the summer of 1970. At a time in Brazil when the smooth n’ easy groove of the bossa beat no longer reflected the inflamed politics of a nation under the cosh of military dictatorship, Victor Assis Brasil morphed Jobim’s soothing originals into raw, deep jazz cuts, with the help of Brazilian legends Edison Lobo, Helio Delmiro and Edison Machado. The album’s influences span both American continents, finding a meeting point for Latin jazz and North American post-bop, with Roberto Quartin’s perfectionist approach to sound elevating the already incandescent music to divine new heights.
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I gotta check that one.

dow, Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Single of the week!

Tony Allen & Africa 70
Afro Disco Beat (Disco Afro Reedit Vol.2)(12" vinyl)

Comet release the second 2nd part of the Tony Allen & Africa 70 'Disco Afro Series' featuring remastered original versions of the dancefloor smash 'Afro Disco Beat' and remixes by Africaine 808 & Mexican Institute of Sound - massive!
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dow, Thursday, 16 March 2017 18:25 (three months ago) Permalink

When Young Marble Giants imploded in 1980, founder Stuart Moxham was at something of a loss. He played both guitar and organ in the band, wrote nearly all their material and was largely responsible for their beguilingly original aesthetic sensibility, which - despite their paucity of output - manages to sound as fresh and mysterious as it did when it appeared.

At first, Stuart’s future success seemed assured. He was the first artist to sign a long-term contract with Rough Trade. In the wake of the success of “Colossal Youth,” calls came in from a variety of successful musicians who wished to work with him. The output of Young Marble Giants grew continuously in stature.

The Gist started slowly, with the recording of five songs at the same session which produced the last recordings made under the Young Marble Giants’ name, though tellingly these were instrumentals which did not feature Alison Statton’s bewitching vocals. The Gist’s debut single, “This Is Love” / “Yanks” owed plenty to the wistful nature of Young Marble Giants, with Stuart’s warm baritone complementing the songs, which were originally intended as Young Marble Giants tunes. The single sold well.

Work began on an album, with Stuart recording demos at home and later polishing them up in Cold Storage with the assistance of Phil Legg and a number of post-punk luminaries (among them Swell Maps’ Epic Soundtracks, This Heat’s Charles Bullen, artist Wendy Smith, Viv Goldman . . . not to mention both Alison and Phil from Young Marble Giants.)

Years after its release, Stuart spoke of The Gist’s “Embrace The Herd” album as one in which he felt he had little to say, which is why the album featured a large number of instrumentals and songs with minimal lyrics. “Embrace The Herd” does not grab the listener in the same way as Young Marble Giants’ “Colossal Youth.” While the latter album presented a unique sonic world, “Embrace The Herd” sounds shattered somehow - not so much a lack of anything to say as much as a thousand possibilities, a difficulty in choosing. These days, Stuart contends that he simply wasn’t ready to express what was in his head.

The album sold in disappointing numbers, though today its originality and freshness is readily recognised, with multiple reissues and a greater understanding of its Eno-esque pop songs. The single which preceded the album (and was included on it), “Love It First Sight” has belatedly become a standard of the era, with both a well-loved cover by shoegazers Lush, and a genuine pop smash in France by Etienne Daho, where the lyrics were sung in French in highly-altered form under the name “Paris Le Flore.” It’s frequently used in film soundtracks, including two more this year.

Yet “Love At First Sight” did not trouble the charts. One single, “Fool For A Valentine,” followed. It too stalled. Somehow summoning up a tremendous amount of nerve, Stuart assembled old friends from Cardiff and went into the studio to demo his next release for Rough Trade. The results - included here - point towards a new and fresh direction that would have beautifully bridged the divide between the direct commercial appeal Rough Trade would soon chase and the to-thine-own self-be-true nature which can be found in all of Stuart’s work. Assured and confident, Stuart entered Rough Trade, only to be told that his contract was a “meaningless bit of paper” and that he was, henceforth, dropped from the label. Most of the remaining artists who defined Rough Trade’s early days suffered the same fate, and for Rough Trade is was soon the era of The Smiths and licensing American college acts.

What part the relative market failure of “Embrace The Herd” played into all this is hard to say, but it’s not as if Stuart had lost his touch with the economical and heartfelt pop song. During this period, he had written and recorded dozens and dozens of potential masterpieces which, with few exceptions, went unheard. “Embrace The Herd” would have been a totally different album had Stuart included many of the songs now presented here, on what amounts to the unreleased second album by The Gist, recorded back then but released more than a third of a century later.

“Holding Pattern” will be distributed throughout the world as a 14-track LP or CD. A limited number of early orders through Bandcamp will be available with several bonuses - A SMALL BOOK written and SIGNED by Stuart himself, detailing this period of his history with pictures anecdotes and more, A SET OF FOUR GIST BADGES and half a dozen or so FREE DOWNLOADS of songs not on the album, sent now and again in the coming months. Vinyl buyers will also receive their copy on GREY VINYL, as opposed to the regular black vinyl which will be available elsewhere.

crustaceanrebelisback, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:32 (three months ago) Permalink


crustaceanrebelisback, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I just spent $87 (including shipping) on a reissue of Santana's live album Lotus. Here's the story:

- limited edition, Japan-only;
- comes in 7" square packaging with a miniature version of the original giant foldout artwork (the vinyl is actually bigger, fully unfolded, than Hawkwind's Space Ritual, if that gives you any idea);
- remastered (in 4.0 if you've got a multi-channel system) from the original Japanese master tapes from 1973;
- expanded to 3 CDs (it was originally a triple LP, then reissued as a 2CD set);
- includes 35 minutes (seven tracks) of previously unreleased music

I know I buried the lede there a little.

Full track listing of the new version:

Disc 1:
01. Meditation
02. Going Home
03. A-1 Funk
04. Every Step of the Way
05. Black Magic Woman 
06. Gypsy Queen
07. Oye Como Va
08. Japan (previously unreleased)
09. Bambele (previously unreleased)
10. Umm/Uumuu (previously unreleased) 
11. Yours is the Light

Disc 2:
01. Batuca
02. Xibaba
03. Stone Flower
04. Waiting
05. Castillos de Arena, Part 1
06. Free Angela
07. Samba de Sausalito
08. Mantra
09. Kyoto
10. Castillos de Arena, Part 2
11. Light of Life (previously unreleased)
12. Se a Cabo

Disc 3:
01. Samba Pa Ti
02. Mr. Udo
03. The Creator Has a Master Plan (previously unreleased)
04. Savor (previously unreleased)
05.Conga Solo (previously unreleased)
06. Toussaint L'Overture   
07. Incident at Neshabur

Lotus was already my favorite Santana album, and one of my favorite albums ever, period. I seriously can't wait to hear this expanded version. Here's where to order one, if you're of a mind. It'll be out April 19.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

There's video footage from the same period in Japan I think. Had it a few years ago, think it was Japan anyway. Definitely same era. Not seen it in a while.

Stevolende, Sunday, 19 March 2017 22:43 (three months ago) Permalink

That video was around on torrent sites a few years back. Think it was from same visit as the lp recording but not got access to computer right now.

Stevolende, Sunday, 19 March 2017 22:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Dang, I want that. That was always the coolest Santana release, kind of the classic rock mirror of Hawkwind's Space Ritual. A friend goes to Japan sometimes and can get stuff cheaper while there, but probably not for a few months.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:03 (three months ago) Permalink

BTW you can get it here for $69.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Stevolende, Thursday, 23 March 2017 15:56 (three months ago) Permalink

In conjunction with Cirith Ungol's first ever live show on European soil at the Keep It True festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany, Metal Blade Records will release the Ultimate Edition of Cirith Ungol's King Of The Dead album on the weekend of the fest, April 28th! To hear the classic track, "Atom Smasher", please visit: - where the King Of The Dead - Ultimate Edition can be pre-ordered in the following formats:
--CD/DVD Digipak
--180g black vinyl
--clear ice blue vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
--turquoise green/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
--blood-red vinyl (limited to 200 copies - USA exclusive)
*plus digital options are also available!

The King Of The Dead - Ultimate Edition digipak CD features a full re-mastering by Patrick W. Engel at Temple Of Disharmony, five bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a bonus-DVD! The King Of The Dead - Ultimate Edition LP will be released as part of the Metal Blade Originals series; featuring 400 g spine sleeves, a 12-page booklet and an A1 sized poster, the vinyl was also mastered and fully restored by Patrick W. Engel in January 2017. This version reflects the original sound of the 1st vinyl pressing, released on Enigma in 1984!

King Of The Dead - Ultimate Edition track-listing:
1. Atom Smasher
2. Black Machine
3. Master of the Pit
4. King of the Dead
5. Death of the Sun
6. Finger of Scorn
7. Toccata in D minor
8. Cirith Ungol
9. Last Laugh (Live)*
10. Death of the Sun (alt mix)**
11. Master of the Pit (Live)***
12. King of the Dead (Live)***
13. Cirith Ungol (Live)***
* Live 1984 (bonus Track on original CD)
** alternative version (taken from Metal Massacre I)
*** Live at Frost & Fire Fest II at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura on October 8th, 2016

Bonus-DVD track-listing (Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on January 19th, 1983):
1. Atom Smasher
2. I'm Alive
3. Black Machine
4. Master of the Pit
5. King of the Dead
6. Death of the Sun
7. Finger of Scorn
8. Cirith Ungol

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:48 (three months ago) Permalink

Max's Kansas City: 1976 & Beyond coming to CD and Vinyl on May 5th via Jungle Records

The original Max's Kansas City 1976 pioneering punk club album, extended with an extra 30 tracks and historical notes

In 1976 Peter (Crowley) compiled a studio album of acts associated with the club, Max's Kansas City 1976, to help promote the club. It featured the first released recordings of Suicide, The Fast and Warhol-era veteran Wayne County, whose title-track gave a roll-call of many of the famous acts who'd regularly performed there.

Now the original album is reissued as Max's Kansas City 1976 & Beyond, greatly extended to 40 tracks on a double-CD and a selection of 25 tracks on a double-LP. As well as the aforementioned Suicide, Fast and Wayne County, the new extended album features the New York Dolls, the Stillettos, the Offs, the Senders, Philip Rambow, VON LMO, Iggy Pop, Knots, Roland Alphonso, Cherry Vanilla, Nico, Joy Ryder, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers and Sid Vicious amongst many others. It includes many previously unreleased tracks and rarities. Compiled by Peter Crowley, who also contributes notes detailing the history of the album. Writer, musician and Max's scenester Jimi LaLumia provides historical overview sleeve-notes along with biographies of the artists in a 20-page booklet.

Track Listing

Disc 1

  • Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys - Max's Kansas City
  • The Fast - Boys Will Be Boys
  • Harry Toledo - Knots
  • Cherry Vanilla and her Staten Island Band - Shake Your Ashes
  • Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys - Cream In My Jeans
  • The Fast - Wow Pow Bash Crash
  • Wayne County and the Backstreet Boys - Flip Your Wig
  • John Collins Band - The Man In Me
  • Suicide - Rocket USA
  • The Fast - Kids Just Wanna Dance
  • Philip Rambow - Night Out
  • Suicide - Ghost Rider
  • New York Dolls - Bad Girl
  • The Stilettos - Pink Stilettos
  • The Knots - Heartbreaker
  • The Senders - 6th Street
  • Jimi Lalumia & the Psychotic Frogs - Death To Disco
  • The Brats - First Rock Star on the Moon
  • The Offs - You Fascinate Me
  • The Terrorists - Riis Park
  • Roland Alphonso & the Terrorists - Sax Skandal
Disc 2
  • Von LMO - This Is Pop Rock
  • Fast Floyd & the Famous Firebirds - Frogs Legs
  • Cellmates - Everybody Wants
  • Science - Twisco
  • BMTs - Clothes & Alchohol
  • Keiran Liscoe & the Attitude - Hello St. Vincents
  • Freddy Frogs - Days On Earth
  • Joy Ryder - Johnny Was A Fireman
  • Sea Monster - Halloween In Detroit
  • Ruby & the Rednecks - Ruby From The Wrong Side of Town
  • Joey Kelly Allstars - Amanda
  • Philippe Marcade - All Quite Wasted
  • Jayne County - Max's Kansas City (reprise)
  • Iggy Pop - Rock Action
  • Nico - Saeta
  • Gang War - These Boots Are Made For Walking
  • Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers - M.I.A.
  • Sid Vicious & The Idols - Take A Chance

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 27 March 2017 20:40 (three months ago) Permalink

Ha, just now came here to paste that, rat on! Would def like to check the expanded Lotus too.

dow, Monday, 27 March 2017 23:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm in the middle of this, which would be a good companion to that comp. It starts out shaky (oh no, yet another half-assed oral history), but when it covers the more obscure nearly forgotten clubs and the forgotten artists better than anything previously.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:32 (three months ago) Permalink


For reasons that will become lysergically clear once you’ve heard the samples, Midori Takada's sublime debut album Through The Looking Glass [1983] is widely regarded the holy grail of ‘80s Japanese ambient & minimalist music. Perhaps it’s no wonder that 2nd hand copies are known to trade for over £600, and, therefore this deluxe reissue is welcomed by a whole new generation of listeners tracing this enchanted sound back to source.

Rooted in Midori Takada's fascination with Asian and African percussion traditions, Through The Looking Glass documents the Japanese musician navigating syncretic channels of practice between floating fantasy kingdoms and parallel ambient dimensions whilst guided by a deeply ethereal, oneiric spirit that’s utterly key to the album’s appeal. While it broadly falls under the ambient banner, the results are far too grand and ambitious to be considered sonic wallpaper - they’re more like widescreen tableaus that open out exponentially the deeper in you dive.

The image of a Lady Godiva-like character riding a hare-sheep-horse chimera on the cover symbolises the surreal confluence of ideas and gestures within; a Japanese musician translating Victorian psychedelic fantasies into a language of rippling rhythmelodies and softly pealing harmonics that nod to Pygmy music as much as gamelan traditions, the soundtracks of Cocteau films and precise marimba patter.

The rest, we’ll leave for your dilated discovery. Take it on trust that this is especially spellbinding and sui generis stuff without complete comparison. A dream.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 28 March 2017 13:40 (three months ago) Permalink

^ indeed. A beautiful record and very proud of my friend who's behind this reissue as well as a few other great ones (Mariah and Woo).

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Intriguing, thanks for the news.

Colourbox: 'Music of the band (1982-1987)' 4AD Store Exclusive LP

24th March 2017
To coincide with Wolfgang Tillmans' first major exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, Music of the band (1982-1987), a celebration of Colourbox, is available as a limited double LP. An HD audio version is also now available to stream / download via Bower & Wilkins. You can buy the LP edition from the 4AD Store, and the LP is also available from the Tate Modern in London.

The 16 tracks chosen by Wolfgang were originally selected to be played on loop at a conceptual playback listening space at Tillmans’ Berlin gallery, Between Bridges, in 2014, where lyrics and samples were pasted on the walls and where copies of the v23-designed records sat alongside original session ½” and ¼” tape reels, seeking to provide a unique environment for the audience to immerse themselves in the band’s modest but potent legacy. A limited number of CDs featuring those exhibition tracks were made available at this 2014 exhibition.

Both Colourbox and the Playback Room now form part of Tillmans’ exhibition in London (running until June 11th 2017) and this gatefold 2xLP edition of the compilation is now available exclusively through both the Tate shops and via the 4AD online store. This version features a new variation of the Tillmans-designed CD sleeve, a previously unreleased photograph series of his that features his prized Canon Colour Laser Copier, ripped apart and dismantled after a decade of service; “Eighties technology has influenced me a lot. When I won the Turner Prize I bought this copier with the money. Ten years later it was no longer repairable and I made this 'deconstruction' of it." You can find full details of the exhibition at the Tate Modern here.

Previously speaking of the band, Wolfgang said, "Brothers Martyn and Steven Young together with Ian Robbins, Lorita Grahame and Debian Curry were pioneers of experimental pop music. They created an eclectic sound drawing from reggae and soul influences, beat-box driven hip-hop rhythms, blue-eyed soul, as well as a fusion of far-ranging influences spanning from classic R&B, to dub and industrial. Using montages of analogue magnetic tape pieces and experimenting with tape machines, Colourbox were at the fore-front of sampling, which in its digital form would become ubiquitous in the course of the 1980's. The band worked in a seeming contrast of pure artistic research in the studio and an anti-intellectual stance towards the outside world.”

Between the initial exhibition in Berlin and this, Steven Young has sadly passed away. This release is also being pressed as a tribute to him and to Ian Robbins, who left us in 2014, and the wonderful music they made.

Colourbox - Music of the band (1982-1987)
A1 - Looks Like We’re Shy One Horse / Shoot Out (7:57)
A2 - Sleepwalker (2:16)
A3 - Just Give ‘em Whiskey (4:19)
A4 - Baby I Love You So [7” version] (3:20)

B1 - Edit The Dragon (2:43)
B2 - Hipnition (3:06)
B3 - We Walk Around the Streets (0:24)
B4 - Nation (10:00)

C1 - Justice (4:51)
C2 - Sex Gun (4:08)
C3 - Shotgun (4:50)
C4 - The Moon Is Blue [7” version] (4:34)

D1 - Keep On Pushing (5:18)
D2 - Fast Dump (5:40)
D3 - Arena I (4:22)
D4 - Hot Doggie (2:58)

dow, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:59 (two months ago) Permalink

From Rhino: a real whole bunch of vinyl for Record Store Day, mixed bag incl. musical quality-wise of course, but (get the 7" of Patti Smith's "Piss Factory"/"Hey Joe" even if you have it; a spare can't hoit):

dow, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 01:18 (two months ago) Permalink

Everloving Records announces the US reissue Super Furry Animals’ 1996 debut album, Fuzzy Logic, for Record Store Day 2017!

On Saturday April 22nd, Fuzzy Logic will be available on 180g LP with an additional 35 bonus tracks and on 2xCD. Gruff Rhys says: “The reissue is radically different to the original, some songs have alternative beginnings and endings and people will notice the difference in definition, especially in high resolution digital and the new vinyl cut.”

Despite the Lennon-aping antics of their peers, Wales’s Super Furry Animals were the closest Britpop came to the adventuring spirit of the Beatles. Their indie rock, psychedelic pop, dance, country, glam and space-folk mashup was as pioneering as their aesthetic was madcap … These homecoming gods showed us the old magic.” — The Guardian

The madness and the majesty of Super Furry Animals’ chaotic emergence as an indefinable, thrillingly exciting addition to the innovative margins of mainstream rock and roll is irresistibly encapsulated in the US reissue of their 1996 debut album, Fuzzy Logic for Record Store Day 2017 on Saturday April 22nd via Everloving Records. From the two-decade deep well of their adventurous catalogue come B-sides, a legendary festival performance and demo versions from low-key 1995 recording sessions, revealing the genesis and winding roads taken by many of their early hits.

Super Furry Animals are comprised of Huw Bunford (Guitar/Vocals), Cian Ciaran (Keyboards/Effects/Vocals), Dafydd Ieuan (Drums/Vocals), Guto Pryce (Bass) and Gruff Rhys (Vocals/Guitar). This is the original lineup that burst onto the music scene in 1995 with the release of their first EP Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space). They were quickly recognized as being amongst the most interesting and inventive bands of the ‘90s British music boom and a string of lauded albums. Renowned for an energetic and exhilarating live show, the band has become synonymous with their native Wales and are considered a bona fide national treasure.

The significance of the reissue and the forensic remastering process was heightened as the band learned of the tapes’ near destruction in a storage fire sometime between the original Rockfield Studio sessions in late 1995 and their retrieval in 2016. Official Furries Archivist and Co-Compiler, Kliph Scurlock dusted off the smoke-tinged reels and led a fingertip search for each and every track, working with Mastering Engineer, Donal Whelan to unpeel layers of primitive, mid-nineties digitization, correct subtly corrupt edits and expose the warmth and ingenuity of the original, analogue recordings in superior, high resolution.

Gruff Rhys says: “The reissue is radically different to the original, some songs have alternative beginnings and endings and people will notice the difference in definition, especially in high resolution digital and the new vinyl cut. 1995/6 was an overwhelming whirlwind of touring, gimmickry and mayhem for us so it’s been a real treat to take some time to relive and reassess all these songs and compile everything that we recorded in that short, magical period in one place. In the unfamiliar environment of a big studio, Fuzzy Logic didn’t end up sounding anything like what we’d had in our heads for those years of songwriting building up to it, but it does have that undefinable vigor and energy of youth which isn’t included in the price of hiring a multitrack studio.”

Super Furry Animals spent six weeks in Rockfield Studios, South Wales completing the album, which was then released on Creation Records in May of 1996, climbing to 23 in the UK charts. The productivity of the time is evident in a separate collection of eight rock-solid b- sides, including the boisterous, fan favorite, Guacamole, creating parallels with bands such as The Beatles, The Smiths and The Jam, all renowned for the songs on the flipside being of the same, unquestionable quality as the lead.

Super Furry Animals
Fuzzy Logic
April 22, 2017
Everloving Records – EVE055 – 180g LP & 2XCD

dow, Thursday, 30 March 2017 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

more info via the orig. press sheet:

dow, Thursday, 30 March 2017 20:02 (two months ago) Permalink


no lime tangier, Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:29 (two months ago) Permalink

oh man i really want that ravenstine

hopefully there will be an opportunity to purchase it as a download without buying the vinyl

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:32 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, and I want to check out some of his other solo releases, the ones on Spotify recently for inst.

More on the aforementioned Alice C. comp, and note at end about additional booklets etc.; this is from Soul Jazz Records'

Alice Coltrane
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

**Shipping this Friday**

Essential Alice Coltrane recordings issued for the first time on vinyl by Luaka Bop!

Alice Coltrane was a legendary pianist, composer, spiritual leader, and the wife of John Coltrane, the most venerated and influential saxophonist in the history of jazz. In 1967, four years after meeting John, he died of liver cancer, leaving Alice a widow with four small children. Bereft of her soul mate, Alice suffered sleepless nights and severe weight loss. At her worst, she weighed only 95 pounds. She had hallucinations in which trees spoke, various beings existed on astral planes, and the sounds of “a planetary ether” spun through her brain, knocking her into a frightening unconsciousness.

The critical event of this period was not that Alice fell into the nadir of her existence, but rather that she experienced tapas, a vital period of trial. These tapas (a Sanskrit term she used to describe her suffering) helped prepare Alice for the spiritual ally she found in Swami Satchidananda, an Indian guru, with whom Alice made her first trip to India. On her second trip there, Alice had a revelation instructing her to abandon the secular life and become a spiritual teacher in the Hindu tradition – so she moved out West – eventually opening the Shanti Anantam Ashram on 47 acres she’d bought in Agoura Hills, California.

Music was the foundation of Alice’s spiritual practice. From the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s, Alice Coltrane self-released four brilliant cassette albums. These cassettes contained a music she invented, inspired by the gospel music of the Detroit churches she grew up in, mixed together with the Indian devotional music of her religious practice, and even finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog. Originally only made available through her ashram, they are her most obscure body of work and possibly the greatest reflection of her soul.

“World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda”, is the first-ever compilation of her recordings from this period, making these songs available to the wider public - well played Luaka Bop!

This First Pressing includes two extra booklets of essays, photos, stories and a hand painted first pressing stamp - Don't sleep!

*LP version only

2xLP + Download Code


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Ethiopiques Box/7"

Many of the tracks were later included on the iconic Ethiopiques series of albums and compilations, which brought the treasures of the Ethiopian music scene of the 60s and 70s to a wider audience. Includes tracks by Mulatu Astatke, Getatchew Mekurya, Mahmoud Ahmedm Girma Bèyènè, and Alemayehu Eshete. The original 7"s are almost impossible to track down these days and sell individually for jaw-dropping amounts online, including one for over £600!
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Amos and Sara
The Private World of Amos

Originally released in 1981 as a cassette on the It's War Boys label - this is a precious, thrilling reminder of UK post-punk DIY at its most inspired! According to one of the performers, its themes are "moral negotiation, mistrust, social class, distress, comedy, wild adventure, chemical derangement, as well as anarchic joy, and love". Huge SOTU recommendation!
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dow, Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Like Nashville In Naija: Nigeria's Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today

Country music is big in Africa. Yes, we realise how absurd that probably sounds to most ears, but it’s really true: American country & western records have been tremendously popular and deeply beloved across the continent for almost a century. The people of the West African nation of Nigeria have long been not only voracious consumers of country music, but fairly enthusiastic performers of it as well. Cowboy songs have remained a consistent part of most bands’ live repertoire, but relatively few artists have dedicated themselves to actually recording country music. They did exist, though; mostly in the1970s and 80s, but they were rarely heard outside the country, and in the intervening years, most of their output has fallen through the cracks of posterity, forgotten even by ardent music fans at home. Until now. Like Nashville in Naija: Nigeria’s Romance with Country Music, Yesterday and Today collects some of the best country recordings as a loving tribute to Nigeria’s cowboy troubadours of yore. To the best of our knowledge, only in Nigeria.
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Function Underground: The Black And Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974

This anthology – which has its origins in the Dante Carfagna bootleg Chains and Black Exhaust release - focuses on the Black & Latino American rock bands that spread their wings after Jimi Hendrix came to prominence, in unlikely locales such as Dayton, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the music here is being reissued for the first time. Comes with an illustrated cover by French illustrator Sanghon Kim and a booklet detailing the history of Black and Latino contributions to American rock music by leading music historians and collectors. This collects private pressings from the late 60s / early 70s. There was a bootleg of many of these selections, but that was in 2002. It features 1984, Purple Snow, Jimi Macon, Ebony Rhythm Band, The Revolution, Black Maffia etc.
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Tewolde Redda
Eritrea's Guitar Pioneer


Drawn from his six monumental singles for the Philips, Amha and Yared labels between 1970-73, revolutionising traditional Eritrean music via the innovations of amplified kirar, electric guitar and horns.Thick, deep declarations and considerations of love over a mixture of sombre and joyous tunes (with the hand-clapped beat often shifting into double-time near the end).Co-released with Mitmitta Musika in Addis Ababa; handsomely presented in a tip-on sleeve, with extensive liner notes, translations and exclusive photos.
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dow, Thursday, 4 May 2017 17:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Golden Afrique: Highlights & Rarities From The Golden Era Of African Pop Music (1971-1983)

Rare treasures from the golden age of African pop music from 1956-1982. A comprehensive collection of the highly divers African music, originating from the independence-movements of the African continent in the mid 20th century. Featuring songs of legends such as Youssou N’Dour, Salif Keïta, Idy Diop and many more. Available for the first time on vinyl!!!
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Carl Craig

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Carl Craig
Carl Craig

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1. Darkness
2. Sandstorms
3. At Les
4. Desire
5. Barceloneta Trist
6. Domina
7. The Melody
8. Technology
9. At Les (Acoustic Version)
10. Desire (Acoustic Version)
11. The Melody (Acoustic Version)
12. Sandstorms (Acoustic Version)
Monumental symphonic versions of Carl Craig’s classic material, reinforced and magnified by Les Siecles Orchestra. Iconic French conductor François-Xavier Roth is at the helm of the symphony whilst InFiné mainstay Francesco Tristano supports on piano. Support from Lefto and Gilles Peterson!
Info (track listings for 3-LP and CD differ)

Hudson Mohawke
Dedsec - Watch Dogs 2 OST (RSD 2017)

2LP in printed inners in 5mm spine sleeve, download card insert. First time on vinyl. Following the maximalist hymns of 2015’s Lantern, HudMo once again proves his versatility, applying his signature style to the soundtrack of Ubisoft’s video game Watch Dogs 2. Cinematic melodies are at the heart of his 15 original compositions, bringing the action adventure’s open world to life. Between the gothic minor chord progression of Haum Sweet Haum and the playful glistening reverie of Balance, the Glaswegian producer has a real talent for conjuring a wide set of moods to fit different scenarios. The thick bass lines and syncopated rhythms of tracks like Eye For An Eye allude to his more beat-focussed earlier work. Yet, the intricacy of the percussion throughout sets this soundtrack apart from his albums and EPs – showing HudMo progress to the next level.
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dow, Thursday, 4 May 2017 17:36 (one month ago) Permalink

The Rolling Stones
The Stones In The Park (Live 1969)
A documentary record of the free Rolling Stones concert which took place in Hyde Park on 5th July 1969, two days after the death of guitarist Brian Jones. Includes interview footage and a number of classic performances.
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Desert Blues: Ambiances Du Sahara
First ever vinyl release of this classic, comprehensive collection of songs and music in the tradition of the Sahara, Sahel and the surrounding territories. Featuring artists such as Baly Othmani, Dimi Mint Abba, Youssou N’Dour and more.
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Mahogany Brown (2017 Reissue)

Long awaited reissue of Detroit pioneer Moodymann's second LP from 1998 - 'Mahogony Brown'. This is laid back, deep grooved, Jazzy, funked out deep house at it's very best. Quite simply - Everyone should have one of these.
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dow, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Television Personalities
...And Don't The Kids Just Love It (RSD 2017)

Ahead of its time, And Don’t The Kids Just Love It was Television Personalities’ influential debut album released in 1981 and features I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives. The legendary lo-fi release sees them produce British inspired 60s pop and post-punk that captured the period and ‘sounds remarkably prescient’ (Pitchfork’s Best 100 albums of the 1980s). With the formidable Daniel Treacy at its core, Television Personalities remain one of new wave’s longest serving and seminal artists with a career spanning over three decades.

14 tracks. Limited edition, black on white marbled vinyl, DL card, 1000 only. Single sleeve - download card included.
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Noise Addict
10,000 Kids With Guitars (RSD 2017)

What does teen spirit smell like, anyway? It might smell something like Noise Addict. Like the real life stars of some sort of choose-your-own-adventure book about pursuing rock stardom, few bands ever led a more charmed existence, springing from the Sydney suburb of Bondi into seemingly overnight international fame as friends and collaborators of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and the Beastie Boys. Through a combination of relentless drive, luck, and an admirable lack of self-doubt, Noise Addict spanned puberty(?) to surpass the haters and join Radio Birdman and Nick Cave as a strange but permanent piece of Australian punk history. The entire sordid adolescent tale is covered in incredible detail inside the black and white 16 page zine. And finally, for the first time in the history of record pressing, and for no good reason at all, the cover for 10,000 Kids With Guitars doubles as a working chalkboard. 25 tracks. Limited to 2000 copies on black vinyl.
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Klaus Dinger
2000! (RSD 2017)

Previously unreleased album from German Kosmische Musik legend Klaus Dinger (NEU!, La Dusseldorf, et al). Beautifully manufactured LP sleeve with artistic ‘inside out’ paper. Released for Record Store Day because it's the last album of Klaus Dinger that isn't available yet. For this special recording, Klaus Dinger teamed up with various musicians in order to create a new recording experience, “turning documentary into art” would indeed be the best way to describe this album.
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If that's not truly old enough:
Documents 1975

Issue of the previously unreleased 'Documents 1975' tape that captured Moebius, Roedelius, Rother and Eno playing in a rare, live capacity.
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dow, Thursday, 4 May 2017 18:43 (one month ago) Permalink

oh hey a standalone CD for Documents 75! That's awesome! Will buy.

gimmesomehawnz (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 4 May 2017 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Raymond Scott - Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961-1971

In 2000, Basta issued Manhattan Research Inc., a 2-cd set of 69 tracks recorded 1953–69, spotlighting Scott’s groundbreaking electronica — a gallery of strange sounds seemingly beamed down from UFOs. MRI also presented some of the earliest TV & radio commercials to feature electronic music, as well as early film soundtrack collaborations with Jim Henson.

Basta is now releasing Three Willow Park: Electronic Music from Inner Space, 1961–1971, containing 61 previously unissued gems by Scott. Many feature hypnotic rhythm tracks played by Scott’s Electronium — an invention which composed and performed using programmed intelligence. That Scott produced beat-oriented proto-techno before the 1970s explosion of electronic music and rhythms on the pop charts is a significant achievement that should not be overlooked.

Willow Park Center was an industrial rental complex of offices and warehouses in a Long Island suburb. Following his 1965 marital breakup, Scott set up shop at WPC. He operated a musical lab — researching, experimenting, testing, and measuring. He twirled knobs, flipped switches, and took notes. He installed equipment and machines, and used them to build new equipment and machines. This makeshift compound remained Scott’s workspace and bedroom until 1971, when he decamped for L.A. to work for Berry Gordy at Motown.

Scott was a highly qualified engineer who also happened to be a conservatory-trained (Juilliard) musician. He could compose, arrange, perform, improvise and edit, but given a shelf of hardware and a soldering iron, he could also rig an appliance to further his musical aims. Like many visionaries, Scott foreshadowed the future. He developed technological processes which were pivotal in the evolution of the fax machine. He composed a “silent” piece years before John Cage‘s 4′ 33″. He predicted (in 1944) that composers would someday reach audiences via thought transference. He applied for and was awarded numerous patents. Foremost, he developed electronic and automated sound-generating technology to craft the elements of pop music at a time when circuit-made sound was largely a novelty, used in “serious” works, or cranked-up for special effects in science fiction films.

In 1946, while still leading jazz bands, Scott established Manhattan Research, Inc., billed as “Designers and Manufacturers of Electronic Music and Musique Concrète Devices and Systems.” By the 1950s, he was using his inventions to produce commercials with electronic soundtracks, as well as developing automated sequencer technology. His friend and colleague Bob Moog said, “Scott was definitely in the forefront of developing electronic music technology and using it commercially as a musician.”

Besides the Electronium, sounds heard on Three Willow Park were generated by the Circle Machine; Clavivox; Bass-Line Generator; Bandito the Bongo Artist (a drum machine); tone, melody, rhythm and sound effects generators (some controlled, others random); oscillators, sequencers, and modulators; tape montages; and acoustic instruments and voices. These recordings, like those on MRI, define and establish Scott’s legacy in electronic music history.

Produced by Gert-Jan Blom and Irwin Chusid; Associate Producer: Jeff Winner
Release: June 30, 2017 (Basta Music)
formats: 3-LP / 2-CD / Digital

Jeff W, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 13:03 (one month ago) Permalink

(Manhattan Research Inc. is now also available on vinyl btw)

Jeff W, Tuesday, 9 May 2017 13:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Awesome! Will def check that out, thanks!

Light In The Attic has several things for National Record Store Day:

V/A - Ciao! Manhattan
Ciao! Manhattan Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
vailable: April 22nd, 2017

Edie Sedgwick was the true “It Girl” of the Pop Art age; a woman who famously said she wanted “to turn the world on just for a moment”. Part of Andy Warhol’s Factory for a year in the mid-‘60s, she is widely believed to have inspired The Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale” as well as Bob Dylan’s “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” and “Just Like A Woman”.

1973’s Ciao! Manhattan, the model and actor’s final film, gave some indication of why she inspired such devotion. Written and directed by Factory affiliates John Palmer and David Weisman, the movie tells a quasi-fictionalised account – a chronicle à clef in Weisman’s words – of Sedgewick’s journey from New York to Santa Barbara.

In the film, Sedgwick is Susan Superstar, a New Yorker who winds up living in a drained Santa Barbara swimming pool in a narcotic daze, life and art just a hair away from each other. Shot over a five year period, Sedgwick died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 28 before filming wrapped in 1971.

For a movie starring some of rock’s great muses, the soundtrack fittingly features cult figures of the era: Richie Havens (“Shouldn’t All The World Be Dancing”, “To Give All Your Love Away”, “I Can’t Make It Anymore”), John Phillips (“Malibu People”) and Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers member Skip Battin, who performs Kim Fowley’s “Citizen Kane”. Other artists are less well-known, including actor Kim Milford, who sings the stirring “Justice”, and Factory man Gino Piserchio, an artist and dear friend of Weisman, whose synthesizer compositions anchor the score.

Never before released in any format, this long-overdue pressing includes all of the above plus selected dialogue from the film, each snippet like a beat poem in its own way. The Village Voice once called Ciao! “The Citizen Kane of the drug generation"; deeply evocative of the era, the mood of the soundtrack captures the psychedelic spirit of the film, as well as the darkness and tragedy that characterized Edie’s life.
Release Notes
Official Record Store Day title
Limited to 3,000 copies on “Angel Shock” color wax
Never before released in any format
Audio restored and remastered from original film transfers
LP housed in a deluxe gatefold Stoughton tip-on jacket
Includes 20-page book with rare archive photos and liner notes Q&A with writer/director David Weisman
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Don't know her movies, but did read Jean Stein and George Plimpton's dark panorama, Edie: An American Biography; so did Megan Abbott, at an even more impressionable age:

dow, Thursday, 11 May 2017 19:53 (one month ago) Permalink


Remastered And Newly Expanded Versions Candy-O And Panorama Feature The Original Album Plus Rare And Unreleased Recordings

CD, Vinyl, And Digital Versions Available From Rhino On July 28

LOS ANGELES - Following the massive success of The Cars' multi-platinum debut in 1978, the band kept its platinum-album streak rolling with Candy-O and Panorama, releases that include memorable hits like "Let's Go," "It's All I Can Do" and "Touch and Go."

For the first time ever, the band has expanded those classics to create versions that include rare and unreleased recordings taken from the sessions for each album. Band member Ric Ocasek recently supervised the remastering of these albums for last year's boxed set The Cars: The Elektra Years, ensuring superior sound quality on these new versions.

Expanded editions of CANDY-O and PANORAMA will be available on July 28 for $14.98 (CD) and $24.98 (2LP). Presented in gatefold sleeves, the vinyl versions include music on three sides with an etching on the fourth. In addition, the music on these expanded editions will be released digitally and available via streaming outlets.

For the follow-up to its eponymous debut, The Cars teamed up one again with producer Roy Thomas Baker (Queen) to record Candy-O. The album was released in the summer of 1979 and became a huge hit, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Album Chart and eventually earned quadruple-platinum certification in the U.S. alone. One of the singles, "Let's Go," was the band's first Top 15 hit on the Billboard singles chart.

CANDY-O: EXPANDED EDITION goes beyond the original album's 11 tracks with seven bonus tracks. Among the highlights are unreleased alternate mixes of "Let's Go" and "Lust For Kicks," as well as the previously unissued song "They Won't See You (The Northern Studios Version)." The album's liner notes were written by David Wild and include a new interview with guitarist Elliot Easton.

The Cars returned in the summer of 1980 with Panorama, which became the band's third consecutive platinum album and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Album Chart. The album became a fan favorite thanks to songs like "Touch And Go," "Up And Down," and "Gimme Some Slack."

PANORAMA: EXPANDED EDITION builds on the original album's 10 songs with four bonus tracks. They include the B-side "Don't Go To Pieces," as well as unreleased songs like "Shooting For You," and "Be My Baby." For this release, Wild once again pens the liner notes, along with reminisces from keyboardist Greg Hawkes.

Track Listing:

1. "Let's Go"
2. "Since I Held You"
3. "It's All I Can Do"
4. "Double Life"
5. "Shoo Be Doo"
6. "Candy-O"
7. "Night Spots"
8. "You Can't Hold On Too Long"
9. "Lust For Kicks"
10. "Got A Lot On My Head"
11. "Dangerous Type"
Bonus Tracks
12. "Let's Go" - Roy Thomas Baker Monitor Mix
13. "Candy-O" - Northern Studios Version
14. "Nights Spots" - Northern Studios Version
15. "Lust for Kicks" - Roy Thomas Baker Monitor Mix
16. "Dangerous Type" - Northern Studios Version
17. "They Won't See You" - Northern Studios Version, Previously Unissued
18. "That's It" - "Let's Go" B-side

Track Listing

1. "Panorama"
2. "Touch and Go"
3. "Gimme Some Slack"
4. "Don't Tell Me No"
5. "Getting Through"
6. "Misfit Kid"
7. "Down Boys"
8. "You Wear Those Eyes"
9. "Running Up To You"
10. "Up and Down"
Bonus Tracks
11. "Shooting For You" - Previously Unissued
12. "Be My Baby" - Previously Unissued
13. "The Edge" - Previously Unissued
14. "Don't Go To Pieces" - "Don't Tell Me No" B-side

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:01 (one month ago) Permalink

out June 9:

Lynn Castle
Rose Colored Corner

Light In The Attic
LITA 157

Available: June 9th, 2017

Though most of the world may not know the songs of Lynn Castle, she is an artist whose work stretches across seven decades. She has created a diverse and vast (albeit mostly unreleased) discography of pop, folk, country, gothic, rock, punk, blues, and children’s songs. Light In The Attic Records is very excited to continue its Lee Hazlewood Archive Series with Rose Colored Corner, a collection of intimate recordings Lynn Castle made with Jack Nitzsche in 1966 and her complete recorded output with Lee Hazlewood on LHI Records. For the first time ever Lynn is sharing recordings from her personal archive and telling her story.

In the 1960s Lynn became the first lady barber in LA just as long hair on men became hip. By day she was styling The Monkees, Boyce and Hart, Del Shannon, Sonny & Cher, the Byrds and countless others…by night she was writing songs. Despite lacking the desire to self promote and a crippling insecurity that made it hard to sing in front of anyone, her songs managed to bend the ears of such industry heavyweights as Phil Spector, Jack Nitzsche and Lee Hazlewood. “It was so hard to get me to sing,” explained Castle. “I had buried it so low, I didn’t think I was good at all. Lee heard my songs and thought I was fabulous. He said, ‘Oh my god, you’re really good! Let’s cut a record.’

Her sole 1967 45 “The Lady Barber" b/w "Rose Colored Corner,” released on Lee Hazlewood Industries is a slice of psychedelic pop heaven. A full length album was never completed, but her sparse demos with Jack Nitzsche give the listener a peek of what one might have sounded like. If you are familiar with Nitzsche’s mid-60s work with Tim Buckley, Bob Lind, and Buffalo Springfield…you can squint your ears and imagine her songs bejeweled with lush strings, finger cymbals, and delicate harpsichord. Instead, the songs remained unheard until now.

Just because her songs weren’t recognized at the time doesn’t diminish their magic. This music is meant to be found and heard. Though commercial success may remain elusive, sometimes strange premonitions are realized… “When I was young, making music in the ‘60s, I had this strange thought that one day I would be this old woman, and young people would come find me and tell me that my music meant something to them.” – Lynn Castle
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(also see those other LHI reissues at the bottom of the page, Lee Hazlewood and omg Honey Ltd)

dow, Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:13 (one month ago) Permalink

Release Notes
This bundle includes the following albums:

1. Paul Parrish – Forest Of My Mind (MAPACHE0010)
2. Goldberg – Misty Flats (FDR612LP)
3. Bert Jansch – Live In Australia (EARTH017LP)
4. Sylvie Simmons – Sylvie (LITA122LP)
5. Scott Fagan – South Atlantic Blues (CEC003LP)

Fagan is Stephin Merritt's father. The only one of these I've heard is Sylvie, by the journo/L. Cohen biographer. It's fine, just her searching voice and strings for the most part, with a few tweaks from Howe Gelb.

More info:

dow, Thursday, 11 May 2017 20:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Keiji Haino's classic debut album Watashi Dake? will be available on vinyl for the first time since 1981 and for the first time ever as originally intended by the artist- in a special gold and silver edition.

Coming June 16

Over the last fifty years few musicians or performers have created as monumental and uncompromising a body of work as that of Keiji Haino. Through a vast number of recordings and performances Haino has staked out a ground all his own- creating a language of unparalleled intensity that defies any simple classification. For all this, his 1981 debut album Watashi Dake? has remained enigmatic. Originally released in a small edition by the legendary Pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in Japan and far fewer overseas. Original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over.

Watashi Dake? presents a haunting vision – stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. Intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. Written and composed on the spot – Haino's vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920's blues and medieval music- yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. Coupled with starkly minimal packaging featuring the now iconic cover photographs by legendary photographer Gin Satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement.

Produced in close cooperation with Keiji Haino as well as Gin Satoh, Black Editions is proud to make this masterpiece of underground music its inaugural release. Re-issued on LP for the very first time, it is also the first ever edition to feature the originally intended metallic gold and silver artwork. The release also presents the first ever translation of the lyrics and titles by Alan Cummings. Each album also includes a digital download with an extended bonus live track from that era.

This special edition was meticulously remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters and cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Pressed to high quality vinyl at Record Technology Inc. (RTI).

It comes housed in specially printed heavy Stoughton tip-on jackets with custom printed matte metallic gold and silver covers with black on black inserts and extras.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Thursday, 11 May 2017 23:07 (one month ago) Permalink

xpost. Candy-O is such an amazing album. While I'm happy for a reissue, I really want some crazy huge box set with demos, live, etc. I could listen to multiple versions of Shoo-Be-Doo happily for a full day. Probably one of the best follow ups to a theoretically unfollow-up-able debut. Cars stinginess with extra stuff = annoying.

dlp9001, Friday, 12 May 2017 14:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Legit excited about the Haino reissue

On Some Faraday Beach (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 13 May 2017 00:10 (one month ago) Permalink

10th anniversary reissue and tour performances of Of Montreal's Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer, details here:

dow, Tuesday, 16 May 2017 17:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Few will care but this is great news. A reissue of Matt McGinn's first four albums, the first time available in over 40 years. This is not something you hear too often but good ol' Cherry Red!

everything, Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Just got this from Soundohm

gruppo di improvvisazione nuova consonanza
Azioni/Reazioni 1967-1969 (Deluxe Box Set)
€ 180.00
GENRE: Experimental | FORMAT: 5Lp, 4Cd, Dvd, Book BOX | CATALOG N. DS33-Box LP limited | YEAR. (2017)
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**Shipping in mid June - Art Edition of 100 copies** The year 2007 saw one of the most remarkable findings in the long treasure-hunting history of Die Schachtel: the complete set of recordings of the early manifestation (1967-1969) of one of the most legendary improv group of all times, the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza. Rescued by the private archives of Mr. Walter Branchi, one of the original founding members – alongside with Franco Evangelisti, Ennio Morricone, Ivan Vandor, Roland Kayn, Egisto Macchi, Mario Bertoncini and John Heineman – the tapes were then restored in their entirety, but only a part of them were published in an epic 500 copies -CD-only boxset titled "Azioni 1967-1969", which also featured a DVD with the original film "Nuova Consonanza" shot by Theo Gallher during the rehearsal and the concert that the group held on March 19th and 20th, 1967, at the Galleria d'arte Moderna in Rome. Spanning from free-jazz to total abstract noise to wild electronic sounds (thanks mainly to the wizardry of Roland Kayn and Walter Branchi), their music was – and remains – one of the most dynamic, original and uncompromising expression of a period defined by intense experimentation and musical bravery, that anticipated a lot of the experiments to come in later years. Or, to put it simple, "They were utterly unique", as per the words that John Zorn – a long time admirer of the Gruppo – expressely wrote for this edition.

To mark the 10-years anniversary of its original release, and to finally make it available for the vinyl aficionados throughout the world, Die Schachtel is proud to present AZIONI/REAZIONI 1967-1969, the complete cycle of improvisations (which in fact means thirteen additional inedit pieces, spanning over 2 and a half LPs and two CDs ), taken from the original tapes, lovingly remastered by Mr. Giuseppe Ielasi and masterly cut to five black vinyls, with a new design and an even more complete information apparatus, that includes a 64 page LP-size book in English and Italian, complete with essays, memories from the members of the Group, a new article by Valentina Bertolani exploring in detail the techniques of the group (based on the enclosed DVD), a chronology and a collection of original reviews by Maurizio Farina, and – to add an additional cherry on the almost rather juicy cake - a set of stunning (and inedit) black and white photos of the group playing in the glorious Venice "Teatro della Fenice" in 1968, taken from the archives of the Venice Biennale.

This is your unique opportunity to grab one of the 100 Limited Collector Edition, the only ones complete with both 5LPs, 4CDs and 1DVD, the coffee-table book, an exclusive large poster and – to add an even more appealing dimension to the whole thing – hosted in a hand made (in Italy) custom wooden boxset designed by Dinamomilano, whose stunning tactile, "arte-povera" inspired artwork (by Dinamomilano as well) is in fact made by two laser-cut pieces of black rubber and white felt, complete with a matt grey foil-stamped title on the side. You can almost feel the weight of the edition (in metaphorical terms too).

To sum it up, the monumental "AZIONI/REAZIONI" boxset includes:

- 5 vinyl LPs

- 4 CDs

- 1 DVD (with English and Italian subtitles)

- 1 large poster on high-quality paper

- a 64-page sewn-bound large book

- handmade wooden boxset with rubber and felt motif

Please consider that this Limited Edition will be followed by a "regular" one, comprised by 5 LPs+DVD+book (hence no CDs and poster), hosted in a standard cardboard boxset, and a 4CD+DVD+book (hence no vinyls) edition. Please also bear in mind that this is going to be a 1-timer pressing: no further pressing are foreseen for the years to come.

We suggest you don't delay and act now... the expression has never been more appropriated.

Stevolende, Sunday, 21 May 2017 19:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow! Think I'll wait for the 4CD/DVD/book version (no turntable, no place to hang a poster).

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 21 May 2017 19:19 (one month ago) Permalink

Awww man that Haino album is my favorite of his. Psyched.

the evening redness at the injection site (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 28 May 2017 08:48 (one month ago) Permalink

Yep Roc is excited to announce that for the first time in decades, you can now own Nick the Knife, The Abominable Showman, Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit, The Rose of England, Pinker and Prouder Than Previous, and Party of One on CD and LP! Bundle all of them together and get a great discount PLUS a limited edition Nick Lowe lunchbox for free!

These albums mark the period in Nick Lowe's career where he was experimenting with numerous genres, ranging from roots rock to country to reggae to the pub rock and power pop sounds that he made so famous. These albums are absolutely worthy of second listen and showcase his collaborations with artists such as Elvis Costello, Huey Lewis, Paul Carrack, and many more.

more info, links:

dow, Sunday, 28 May 2017 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Not a fan of his more recent albums, but seems to be one of those artists who gets better the farther back you go.

dow, Sunday, 28 May 2017 20:12 (one month ago) Permalink

So a bunch of vinyl comps coming out on Rhino, mostly well-known tracks, but this one has me curious:

2LP Track Listing

Side One
1. "Transparent Day" - The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
2. "Time Is After You" - The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
3. "Linda's Gone" - The West Coast Branch
4. "I Could Be Happy" - The Dovers
5. "My Race Is Run - The Motleys
6. "The Happiness Song" - Gerry Pond
7. "Here's Today" - The Rose Garden
8. "Bye Bye Bye" (Warner Bros. Single Version) - The Tikis

Side Two
1. "Make It Easy" - The Collectors
2. "I'll Sell My Soul" - The Allies
3. "Goin' Down" - The Waphphle
4. "Out Of Sight Out Of Mind" - Limey & The Yanks
5. "Where You Gonna Go" - Art Guy
6. "Got Love" - The Front Line
7. "She's My Baby" - The Mojo Men
8. "Going Home" - Butch Engle & The Styx

Side Three
1. "Pandora's Golden Heebie Jeebies" - The Association
2. "If You Could Be Him Instead" - Wayne Stewart
3. "Candlestickmaker" - Ron Elliott
4. "Smiling" - M.C. 2
5. "Momentarily Gone" - The Truth
6. "Degeneration Gap" - Tandyn Almer
7. "Baby Please Don't Go" - The Ballroom

Side Four
1. "Come Alive" - Things To Come
2. "House Of Glass" - The Glass Family
3. "The Eagle Never Hunts The Fly" - The Bonniwell Music Machine
4. "Dawn Lights The Way" - Clear Light
5. "Shadows" - The Electric Prunes
6. "Changes (Tygstl)" - The Ceyleib People
7. "Your Mind & We Belong Together" - Love

info on the series:

dow, Monday, 29 May 2017 20:50 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Boombox 2
Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro and Disco Rap 1979 - 83
(3-LP, CD, mp3)

Out this Friday worldwide in all good retail and internet stores.

Soul Jazz Records’ new Boombox 2 is a new selection of early rap music from the period 1979-83, with barely a household name in sight. Featured here are some the earliest hip-hop records that came out of New York City following the enormous commercial success of the first ever rap record, ‘Rapper’s Delight’ by the Sugarhill Gang, in September 1979. Artists and producers alike tried to jump aboard the new commercial possibilities of hip-hop. By the end of the year there were 30 hip-hop singles, all released by independent New York labels. The following year there were over 100 more, and so on.

Boombox 2 tells the story of how hip-hop went from its evolutionary roots in the Bronx through DJs Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa through to this second phase where veteran music producers – Paul Winley, Peter Brown, Joe Robinson and others – all based in Harlem, began to put rap on vinyl for the first time.

Harlem is also where the separate worlds of disco and hip-hop met through the styles and influence of earlier ‘uptown’ DJs - DJ Hollywood and Eddie Cheba. In similar fashion these veteran Harlem-based producers instinctively tapped into a long lineage of African-American rhythm and blues, soul and disco.

The album features many early and rare cuts from the first generation of early rap artists including Lovebug Starski (as Little Starsky), Busy Bee, Eddie Cheba, Kool DJ AJ as well as many other little known artists.

Boombox 2 is a triple-vinyl set (+ download code) LP and double CD pack that features extensive text, exclusive interviews and stunning photography by Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper and others.

Reviews of Boombox 1:

‘The vital launch pad between hip-hop’s birth and its worldwide impact’ THE WIRE

‘This compilation of early rap is a legit party in a box, one of the best Soul Jazz Records releases in years.’ FACT

‘A brilliant compilation of first wave underground rap records made in New York circa 1979-83' TWISTED SOUL

Release Date
31 May 2017

1 Harlem World – Let's Rock
2 Lonnie Love – Young Ladies
3 Kool DJ A.J. – Ah, That's The Joint
4 Terry Lewis and Wild Flower – The Peoples Message Take Two
5 Rappers Rapp Group – Rappin' Partee Groove (Club Version)
6 Eddie Cheba – Lookin' Good
7 MC Rock Lovely – One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind
8 Little Starsky – Dancin' Party People
9 Manujothi – Shake Your Body
10 Busy Bee – School Days
11 TJ Swann, Pee Wee Mel and Swann Controllers – Maximus Party
12 Margo's Kool Out Crew – Death Rap
13 Grand Master Chilly T and Stevie G – Rock The Message Rap
14 Zoot II – Dr. Ice Rap
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dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:08 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Lloyd McNeill is a multidisciplinary artist – a painter who lived in Paris in 1965 and was a friend of Picasso, a musician who has worked with Nina Simone, Nana Vasconceles, Ron Carter, Cecil McBee and many more and a music anthropologist, poet and teacher.

In the 1960s he was involved in the civil-rights movement and produced music for ballet, paintings and installations. His music mixes jazz with Latin, Brazilian and African rhythms that McNeill learnt was studying anthropology in his travels through much of Africa and Brazil (where he joined with Dom Salvador, Paulinho da Viola, Paulo Maura and Martinho da Vila).

The album comes with extensive sleevenotes and interview with Lloyd McNeill as well as exclusive photos and text. Vinyl is heavyweight vinyl pressing + download code limited to 1000 worldwide.

Lloyd McNeill features on two earlier Soul Jazz releases, 'New Thing' and 'Freedom, Rhythm and Sound". Soul Jazz Records have also recently reissued Lloyd McNeill's stunning 'Washington Suite' album recorded in 1970.

Lloyd and Nina

dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Oops, forgot the More Info & Audio link for Lloyd:

dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Vodou Drums in Haiti 2
The Living Gods Of Haiti : 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession
Drummers Of The Societe Absolument Guinin

Soul Jazz Records’ new album features the truly intense, hypnotic and fascinating Vodou drums of Haiti, a stunning collection of trance-like rhythms and beats traditionally used to induce spirit possession in the Vodou religion.

Soul Jazz Records first journeyed to Haiti in 1996 to record a series of three albums about Haitian Vodou music and culture. One of these, ‘Voodoo Drums’, featuring the drum rhythms used to bring about spirit possession struck a striking chord with listeners, and amazingly went on to become one of their best-selling albums.

"I haven't heard anything quite like this; the rhythms are very deeply orchestrated yet it also sounds like improvisation. There are tonalities and textures coming from this album like I've never heard. A great album by Soul Jazz, very well recorded. Some of the sounds I have no idea how they are getting them! This album is bending my ear and setting off the dancing devils in my soul!! Unreal!" Guardian

In 2016 Soul Jazz Records returned to Haiti once more to record a new second volume of the same intense Vodou drumming. Recorded in the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, some 20 years after their first visit, this album also features the very same musicians, the Drummers of the Société Absolument Guinin.

"This record, which consists entirely of recordings of vodou drumming made in Port-Au-Prince, is one of a series of Soul Jazz releases exploring Haitian music, all of which are worth your attention. Nonetheless there's something about the intensity and virtuosity of this particular drums-based album that's particularly transportive. It captures the extraordinary complexity and sophistication of these ceremonial rhythms, which shift, interlock and switch angle of attack with a logic that's near-indecipherable as a listener unable to see visually how they unfold.

These drum rituals are central to Haitian vodou, their power to awe and mesmerise isn't dimmed through being relatively unfamiliar with the traditions that underlie them; these recordings are dynamic and riveting in their intricacy and power." Quietus

Like the first album, these new recordings somehow manage to walk the line between serious ethnological authenticity and a connection with the energy and intensity of the dance rhythms of techno and house music that make them quite unique:

"Soul Jazz yet again come correct with the roots and culture. This amazing set of ritual breakbeats Haitian style has to be the most phenomenal, left field battle breaks album you could imagine. The rhythms used cause spirits to manifest themselves in the physical world, all powerful, some benevolent, others less so. Enjoyable and really quite mind expanding, this is recommended to anyone who thinks traditional music is not for them. Really unparallelled, both in terms of quality and the competition." Boomkat

This album is released worldwide on heavyweight double LP + download code, deluxe CD and digital.
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dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

all over that Boombox 2 thing thx

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

First one's good too.

The Skatalites
Independence Ska and The Far East Sound - Original Ska Sounds From The Skatalites 1963 - 65

Fantastic new collection of rare and classic killer ska from the legendary Skatalites, one of the most important groups in the history of Reggae.

This album was first released only as a limited-edition collectors 7-inch box set (now deleted) and is now available for the first time as a double LP edition (+ Download Code), CD and digital release - complete with 10 extra bonus tracks and new extensive sleeve notes!

The Skatalites brought the sound of Jamaica to the world. At the start of the 1960s, in the space of just a couple of years Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore, Lloyd Knibbs, Lloyd Brevett and others defined the exciting beat of ‘Ska’ as the sound of newly independent Jamaica.

As the house band at Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s newly launched Studio One Records at 13 Brentford Road, the group comprising the finest jazz musicians on the island played on literally 1000s of recordings – Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis and many, many more.

During their existence (1963-65) The Skatalites also recorded 100s of their own songs, released either under their own name, or The Studio One Orchestra, or that of band members Drummond, McCook etc. This is the first collection on Soul Jazz Records to bring you some of their finest material – from classics such as ‘Guns of Navarone’, ‘El Pussy Cat Ska’, ‘Christine Keeler’ through to some serious rarities such as Dizzy Johnny and The Studio One Orchestra’s ‘Sudden Destruction’ and Don Drummond’s ‘Coolie Boy’.

The Skatalites’ ska sound brought together aspects of jazz, latin, rhythm and blues, proto-Rastafarianism (tracks such as ‘Full Dread’, ‘Beardsman Ska’) and more. The intensity and energy of their sound was matched by the experimentation of the troubled genius of Don Drummond whose ‘far east’ modal trombone sound added a complex melancholy to the music of the Skatalites (the group split-up after Drummond was charged with murdering his wife, dancer Margarita Mahfood).

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dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:39 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The soundtrack album to Robert Altman's Popeye is reportedly being reissued as a 2CD package, including Harry Nilsson's original demos on the second disc, due July 28.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Wednesday, 31 May 2017 19:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink




CAN The Singles - a collection of all of the band’s single releases - is out June 16 on triple vinyl, download, CD and streaming services.

“Shikako Maru Ten” was the B-side to “Spoon,” which was a Top 10 hit in Germany in 1972. The singles on this compilation are all presented in their original 7” version and “Shikako Maru Ten,” which never appeared on a studio album, is available here for the first time on vinyl outside its original release.

This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together and shows the breadth of CAN’s influential career, from well-loved tracks like “Halleluwah,” “Vitamin C” and “I Want More” to more obscure singles such as “Silent Night” and "Turtles Have Short Legs". Preorder The Singles HERE.

The Barbican in London recently hosted a very special event to mark CAN’s 50th anniversary year: Irmin Schmidt conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, presenting the world premiere of an original orchestral work composed by Schmidt and Gregor Schwellenbach called CAN Dialog while a specially curated supergroup brought together by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and featuring CAN’s first singer Malcolm Mooney performed a set of CAN tracks, including “She Brings The Rain,” “Yoo Doo Right” and “Mother Sky.”

CAN, founded in 1967, released their debut album Monster Movie (1969) which set them apart from the mainstream, carving out a sound that transcended the boundaries of experimental electronic, jazz and modern classical music. CAN’s influence extends from post-punk musicians such as Joy Division and Primal Scream, through avant-garde composers including Bernhard Lang and Radiohead. Schmidt himself began his musical career as a pupil of Stockhausen and Ligeti, and conducted numerous high-profile orchestras in his native Germany and abroad. Hearing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa in the ‘60s led to the formation of CAN but Schmidt never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing, and it is to Schmidt that CAN owed much of its musical eclecticism.

In spring 2018, Faber & Faber will publish a new book devoted to CAN titled All Gates Open. The special edition will come in two volumes: one will be the first complete, authorized biography of the band written by Rob Young and the second, CAN Kiosk by Irmin Schmidt, is a collage of thoughts, visuals and interviews (interviews collated by Max Dax and Robert Defcon).

1. Soul Desert
2. She Brings The Rain
3. Spoon
4. Shikako Maru Ten
5. Turtles Have Short Legs
6. Halleluwah (Edit)
7. Vitamin C
8. I’m So Green
9. Mushroom
10. Moonshake
11. Future Days (Edit)
12. Dizzy Dizzy (Edit)
13. Splash (Edit)
14. Hunters And Collectors (Edit)
15. Vernal Equinox (Edit)
16. I Want More
17. ...And More
18. Silent Night
19. Cascade Waltz
20. Don’t Say No (Edit)
21. Return
22. Can Can
23. Hoolah Hoolah (Edit)

dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 19:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Dunno deal with link--if don't see it, check youtube.

dow, Wednesday, 31 May 2017 19:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Why is it that Rhino has put out at least half a dozen Nuggets followups (Nuggets II, Children of Nuggets and the San Francisco and L.A. boxes, plus a few Rhino Handmade single-disc Sunshine Pop comps), but never a sequel to the One Kiss Can Lead To Another girl group box?

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 1 June 2017 04:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Not that it answers your question, but I think they haven't done a various artists box set since the L.A. Nuggets one in 2009. I understand some of the Rhino people went to work elsewhere amidst greater Warner downsizing; some of them I think went to RockBeat Records, where they have done further "nuggets" collections (Surf Age Nuggets, Halloween Nuggets, Los Nuggets).

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 1 June 2017 06:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I pre-ordered the Purple Rain set. It's about damn time!

Thinking of getting Uriah Heep reissues, and this: Doctors Of Madness - Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors of Madness

Doctors Of Madness were the missing link between Bowie and the Sex Pistols. Formed in 1974, they were too early for punk but their music was abrasive, angular and uncompromising. Members of The Adverts, The Damned, Penetration and The Skids were in their audiences. The Sex Pistols were their support band. After they split in 1978, Doctors Of Madness were tagged “punk before punk”: as author Simon Reynolds put it in his 2016 book Shock And Awe: Glam Rock And Its Legacy.

Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness is the first ever all-inclusive anthology of this important British band. Over three discs, their three albums – Disc One: Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms (March 1976); Disc Two : Figments Of Emancipation (October 1976); Disc Three: Sons Of Survival (March 1978) – are supplemented with never-before-heard recordings from June 1975 and late 1976, along with live recordings of songs they never tackled in the studio, including those with The Adverts’ TV Smith, and a prospective 1978 single made with The Damned’s David Vanian on vocals. All tracks are newly remastered.

In-depth liner notes by MOJO magazine’s Kieron Tyler, the author of Damned biography Smashing It Up: A Decade Of Chaos With The Damned, draw on exclusive new interviews with the band’s charismatic, outspoken frontman and songwriter Richard Strange and their violin/guitar player Urban Blitz.

Presented in a clam shell box, including LP facsimile wallets, and a fully illustrated booklet featuring illustrations from Richard Strange’s personal archives.

The band-approved Perfect Past: The Complete Doctors Of Madness is the last word on Doctors Of Madness and essential for anyone with any interest in British rock and how punk evolved. Watch out for reunion shows in 2017.


13.OUT *





1. 50s KIDS



Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 3 June 2017 16:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I was offered a promo of that but I'd never heard of them so I passed.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 3 June 2017 17:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yep, they continue to be a band lost between the cracks. Ultravox, Simple Minds and OMD have cited them as an influence.

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 3 June 2017 18:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Got an advance of it -- great set!

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 3 June 2017 18:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Describe please (within discreet bounds, if you might be covering it)!

dow, Saturday, 3 June 2017 19:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"the missing link between Bowie and the Sex Pistols" sounds like Cheech and Chong's band from Up in Smoke

Sutcliffe Juugin' (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 5 June 2017 00:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink


brimstead, Monday, 5 June 2017 01:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Too late for glam, too early for punk *kinda* describes it but it's more like these characters would have been weirdos in any scene. But they didn't eschew catchy songs either.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 June 2017 01:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Come to think of it, Mark Sinker once told me that really early on (with Matlock, I take it), the live (and maybe demo?) Pistols did sometimes sound kinda like frayed Bowieoid glam fans---and if them then, why not others?

dow, Monday, 5 June 2017 02:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Formed in Sydney in 1976, VOIGT/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene. Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy and Eno’s Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which Krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock and free improv-noise combined to form a sound unlike any other.

In 1978 they released one of the first DIY 45s from Australia, “State” / “A Secret West”, which showed their “pop-psych” side and was played by John Peel in the UK.

The following year, their bass player Lindsay O’Meara decided to leave the band and join Crime & The City Solution in Melboune. Before parting ways, Voigt/465 decided to record one last album as a testament. “Slights Spoken”, saw the light in 1979 and it’s without doubt one of the most fascinating albums from the post-punk /DIY era. Here it is including the two tracks from their first 45 as bonus tracks.

*LP and CD come with free digital download coupon, featuring the complete album plus five studio / live bonus tracks from '78-79, including killer covers of Faust, Can and Roxy Music.

*Remastered sound

*Insert with rare photos and liner notes by band member Phil Turnbull


“An interesting schizophrenic mix of punk, krautrock, psychedelia with RIO/Homosexuals/This Heat weirdness.” – Mutant Sounds

“These guys and gals were something like a psychedelic meeting of This Heat, Krautrock and the Homosexuals, with a healthy dose of that good old English-born DIY spirit thrown in.”
- Dominique Leone (Pitchfork)

LP Tracklist:

Side A: 1. State* - 2. Voices A Drama - 3. A Welcome Mystery - 4. Red Lock On See Steal - 5. Imprint - 6. Many Risk

Side B: 1. A Secret West* - 2. Is New Is - 3. 4 Hours - 4. P - 5. F1 - 6. Winchsoul

* Bonus tracks.

CD and DIGITAL Tracklist:

01. State* - 02. A Secret West* - 03. Voices A Drama - 04. A Welcome Mystery - 05. Red Lock On See Steal - 06. Imprint - 07. Many Risk - 08. Is New Is - 09. 4 Hours - 10. P - 11. F1 - 12. Winchsoul - 13. And The Following Page* - 14. So Long As One Knows* - 15. Remake / Remodel (Live)** - 16. Connection (Live)** - 17. It's A Rainy Day (Live)**

*Bonus Tracks
** Digital only bonus tracks.
released June 1, 2017
tags: #post-punk australia d.i.y experimental punk rock can faust improv krautrock noise rock Spain

Stevolende, Wednesday, 7 June 2017 14:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink




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Secretly Canadian is honored to partner with Chimera Music on releasing Yoko Ono’s musical output from 1968 to 1985. Comprised of eleven studio albums, the reissue project’s focus is to painstakingly reconstruct the original vinyl packaging, to thoroughly excavate and appropriately curate the treasure-laden archives of never-before-seen photos and ephemera, and to re-master the audio, all for the purpose of creating the definitive editions of this timeless work. In addition to making the vinyl available for the first time in decades, each album will also be available digitally for the first time ever.

Secretly Canadian and Chimera Music couldn’t be more proud to be a part of re-introducing Yoko Ono’s seminal work. The first batch was reissued last year and included 1968's Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, 1969's Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions, and 1970's Plastic Ono Band. The second batch, which will see release on July 14th, will feature 1971's Fly, 1973's Approximately Infinite Universe, and 1973's Feeling The Space.

In the meantime, you can watch the reissue trailer and stream the re-mastered version of "What A Bastard The World Is" off of Approximately Infinite Universe.

What you hear on Fly is Ono’s disarming combination of opacity and visceral, personal transparency in full bloom. It’s also one of the most unbridled, most captivating soul albums ever made. And that’s right where she wants you: Vulnerable, wide open to any-and-everything, ready to have your world tipped onto its head. She’s a master of spinning your head around. First, you get the Bar Band from Hell of “Midsummer New York” to kick things off. It’s about the last thing you’d expect from Ono coming off Plastic Ono Band. But here you are, listening to Ono channeling Elvis. At 16-minute-plus, the tranced-out, motorik-inspired boogie “Mind Train” is rough-and-ready for your next basement get down. Movement and perspiration required. Ono’s band of session heavy hitters burrows deep in a sort-of locomotive raga while Ono’s punchy vocables and rhythmic syllables do interpretive dances around one another. If Ono’s voice were Miles Davis’s trumpet, “Mind Train” might not sound totally out of place on Davis’s Jack Johnson or On The Corner. Then, we have the absolutely gutting blues of “Don’t Worry, Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand in The Snow).” Full of ache and raw emotion, the song is a love note, a plea for forgiveness, to her estranged daughter Kyoko shot across the universe on a flaming arrow. “Don’t Worry...” is the only song on Fly to feature the truly legendary line-up of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman — all masters laying down a totally crude assault on the blues form. Ono follows this stampede of emotion with the self-referential torch song “Mrs. Lennon,” a wounded — personally wounded, spiritually wounded — song that gets right into the Universal Loneliness. And so here you are. You’re devastated. You're exhausted. You're exhilarated. And you’re only 1/4 of the way up the mountain that is Fly. Dig deep, traveler, it’s worth the climb.

There’s a fury at the core of Yoko Ono’s 1973 rock opus Approximately Infinite Universe that was not apparent on previously recorded efforts. Ono has always been a master of turning pain and sadness into art, but here, there’s a clenched-fist intensity that sets it apart in her deep, unparalleled catalogue. Ono is angry. She proved that one can carry a boundless love for humanity and still be furious — furious at male/female relationships, at war, at your partner. Meanwhile, on a sonic level, Ono ups the ante on the more centered rock-n-roll sounds she approached with 1971’s Fly. Backed by members of New York band Elephant's Memory, with limited guitar contributions from John Lennon (listed as "Joel Nohnn"), the album is also one of the most traditional-sounding rock chapters in Ono's sprawling catalogue. There are moments here that absolutely rival Jersey legends the E Street Band, though of course Ono’s vision leads her band down darker, more mystical paths than the E Street Band ever dared tread. Approximately Infinite Universe is an essential and progressive piece of Ono’s output, both in the advancements she made as a songwriter/conceptualist, and as a solidified statement of her staunch feminist role within the very male-dominated mainstream rock ghetto of the mid-1970's. Add this powerful feminist statement to the fact that the music business in 1973 was in its post-Woodstock explosion: A&R men, radio programmers, marketing execs, booking agents: men with a chokehold over the business, and Yoko's entry into it a complete question mark to them all. Ono absolutely intended to boggle the boys' club of the music industry. Fast-forward to today, and Approximately Infinite Universe stands as a template for powerful female artists to follow in the years ahead.

The fact that the once-reviled Yoko Ono is inspiring a new generation of activists comes as no surprise if you’ve listened to Feeling the Space, her personal-is-political 1973 album that resonates remarkably forty-four years later. On such songs as the righteous chant “Woman Power,” the empathetic ballad “Angry Young Woman,” the hilarious proto-grrrl “Potbelly Rocker,” and the satirical “Men Men Men,” Ono sings in surprisingly straightforward fashion about the burdens carried by women and the mandate for feminism. Supported by such skilled studio vets as guitarist David Spinozza, sax player Michael Brecker, and drummer Jim Keltner, this is perhaps Yoko’s most accessible album, and her most intimate. Feeling the Space was recorded during the time when the avant-garde visionary artist became estranged from her rock-star husband John Lennon. He plays only briefly on the album (billed as Johnny O’cean); she produced and wrote all the songs. The result is a definitive soundtrack/document of the era of consciousness raising and of radical critique of the family structure. Yoko and company deliver this hard message soft rock style, or as soft as Yoko could get – think of Feeling the Space as Tapestry with talons, or the second-wave godmother of Lemonade. Yoko was on the front lines of the women’s liberation movement. Dedicated “to the sisters who died in pain and sorrow and those who are now in prisons and in mental hospitals for being unable to survive in the male society,” it’s an emotional exploration of the psychological toll of oppression.

Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins (1968) - out now
Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions (1969) - out now
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (1970) - out now
Fly (1971) - out July 14th
Approximately Infinite Universe (1973) - out July 14th
Feeling the Space (1973) - out July 14th
A Story (recorded in 1974)
Season of Glass (1981)
It’s Alright (I See Rainbows) (1982)
Starpeace (1985)
Unfinished Music No. 3: Wedding Album (1969)

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dow, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 19:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition
July 7, 2017
k.d. lang's Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition marks the double platinum-selling, Grammy-winning album's silver anniversary. The new two-disc set includes remastered versions of the album's original ten tracks, including its huge hit "Constant Craving," along with eight previously unreleased performances from lang's 1993 MTV Unplugged episode, recorded in New York City's famed Ed Sullivan Theater. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive, limited-edition print signed by lang.

dow, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Shelleyan orphan complete works coming out as Limited edition box sets in cd and vinyl.

Stevolende, Saturday, 17 June 2017 20:55 (one week ago) Permalink

From THE DRAG CITY NEWSLETTER---as ever, please adjust your shades to dig this prose:

We're always on about the weirdness of time and vagaries of fate, but it's not entirely our fault - time and fate continue to demonstrate new aspects of the improbable way it all works! Take our other July release (yes, please), Fumio Miyashita's Live On the Boffomundo Show. We're not sure what's more unlikely - us putting out edited performances from two thirtysomething-year-old performances by Fumio on LA's obscure cable-access
"Boffomundo Show" or the fact that Fumio Miyashita appeared twice on an LA cable access show in 1979 and 80! Because see, first of all, Fumio Miyashita is a well-known name in Japan, but still a cult figure over here even today. After debuting with Far Out in 1973, then morphing to the equally proggy Far East Family Band
(with Kitaro!) in 1974, Fumio was on his way to a prolific solo career, with over 50 album releases from the eighties through the aughties. Sure, people know what the Far East Family Band were about, and groups like Tangerine Dream were known to be about in 1979. But still! Somehow fate brought Fumio to the attention of Aaron Weiner and Ron Curtiss and he duly appeared, with his synthesizers, tapes, flute and percussion in full flight. A second trip produced a session featuring guitar and bass in addition to Fumio's arsenal. Our good friend Brian Weitz brought this to us, and we absolutely did not say no! A nice combination of seeming amazing on paper and also playing AWESOME in the ear, the "Boffomundo Tapes" are bound to please kraut collectors, new age enthusiasts and just plain ol' tripheads alike! Root Strata blog has remarkably clear video footage of the shows, but even without the pristine black and white images of Fumio attending his keyboards, this music is a deep recital of experimental and spiritual vibes, prefiguring the new age drifts of the decade to come with a nice early edge still on the music. That the sands of time have shifted to allow us all to hear this just tickles us! Hats off to sticking around - the honor of still being here for this is all ours. But the pleasure is something we're determined to share.

dow, Saturday, 17 June 2017 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink


Landmark Series Of Remastered Parlophone Studio Albums Packaged With "Further
Listening" Albums Of Additional And Previously Unreleased Material Out July 28

press release:

dow, Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:15 (four days ago) Permalink

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