Essential Listening: The Band – And Then There Were Four – FM Broadcast, Chicago 1984

This superb live recording, taken from an FM radio broadcast of The Band playing at the Mandel Hall duringtheir first re-union tour following the group’s split in 1976, subsequent to their Last Waltz concert – wasnothing short of a roaring success despite the absence of Robbie Robertson. The ‘other four’ however were hungry to get […]

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Essential Listening: Psychedelia – ‘’A Herbal Mixture Of Psychedelic Remedies And Freakbeat Fantoms’.’ 1966-1974 (5CD Box Set with 32pg booklet)

Psychedelia Collection Volumes 1-5; 5 CD Box 5 CDs• Over 60 tracks 32 page full colour booklet with rare photos, detailed biographies and full discographies.Presenting a herbal mixture of psychedelic remedies and freakbeat fantoms collected together for your listening pleasure. Ultimately rare and genuinely obscure sounds from around the world with a particular eye on […]

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Essential Listening: Jackson Browne and David Lindley – Live At Main Point – 15th August 1973 (CD)

Exquisite Performance on WBCN-FM 15th August 1973 Live at The Main Point Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners Since January 1972 and the release of his debut self-titled album, Jackson Browne’s career has been garnished with critical applause. The 23 year-old boyish singer/songwriter displayed an acutely profound and […]

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Six seconds that shaped 1,500 songs

Amen, Brother was a little-known B-side released in 1969. Barely noticed at the time, its drum solo has been hugely influential, appearing in different forms in more than 1,500 other songs – but the band behind it never made any money from it. Please click HERE to continue

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Essential Listening: Jethro Tull

“The Commemorative Collector’s Edition of the classic 1971 album, featuring previously unreleased all new stereo and 5.1 surround sound edition, mixed by Steven Wilson. Package contains: 1x180g LP / 2CD / DVD / BLU-RAY + 48page hard back book, presented in a hardback slipcase. Contains: Aqualung LP* Cut from new Aqualung Stereo Mix (Previously unreleased) […]

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From the archives: Handel conquers London

Richard Wigmore marks the 300th anniversary of Handel’s era-defining move to London in 1712 Never short of confidence or savoir faire, the young Handel seems to have set out to become the supreme musical cosmopolitan. After a thorough grounding in the contrapuntal tradition of his native Saxony, he honed his command of form and fluid, […]

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Essential Listening: Gene Clark – Complete Ebbet’s Field Broadcast – Classic 1975 Radio Show(CD)

Previously unreleased 1975 GENE CLARK BROADCAST Gene Clark’s luck was rarely of the ‘good’ variety during his post-Byrds career, and though his 1974 album No Other would come to be seen as a neglected masterpiece years after its release, by early 1975 it was considered an expensive flop that put Clark on the bad side […]

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Essential Listening: Blondie – The Old Waldorf, SF CA, 21st September 1977 – Early And Late Shows (2CD)

Classic live KSAN-FM broadcast of the brilliant performance at The Old Waldorf Includes the entire broadcast Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners Less than a year after the release of their debut album, Blondie were reaching their peak as a pop-punk band. They played almost everything from that self-titled debut LP at […]

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Essential Listening: Joni Mitchell – The Wells Fargo Theater, Los Angeles, 26th January 1995 (CD)

While Joni Mitchell had made a few one-off appearances around this time, she hadn’t actually committed to a tour in more than a decade. Secondly, Turbulent Indigo was the revered singer-songwriter’s first album in three years, and first for Reprise since 1971. Mitchell’s informal show in the Griffith Park facility’s Wells Fargo Theater was promoted […]

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Think Too Much: The S&G Album That Wasn’t

“August 22, 1983. A packed concert at the newly constructed BC Place stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel are halfway through a set on the last leg of their North American tour, billed as “A Summer Night with Simon and Garfunkel.”  The summer tour is the latest phase of a successful […]

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Tubular Bells: The Mike Oldfield Story

Duration: 1 hour. In 1973, an album was released that against all odds and expectations went to the top of the UK charts. The fact the album launched a record label that became one of the most recognisable brand names in the world (Virgin), formed the soundtrack to one of the biggest movies of the […]

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