Verve – A Storm In Heaven (Deluxe Edition 3CD+DVD)

The Verve’s stunning debut album from 1993 gets a thorough overhaul with this wonderful 4-disc boxed Super Deluxe Edition. Remastered by Chris Potter (co-producer of the band’s ‘Urban Hymns’) the original album comes amply augmented by all of the legendary pre-album EP tracks, associated acoustic versions, as well as two previously unreleased BBC radio sessions […]

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Channa Vithana / “Regardless of genre, what really turns me on ……….

Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively mind-massaging pharmaceuticals when I am not. Even an atrocity like a Cliff Richard record must never be in the background – like dinner-party fodder. Dinner-party ‘classics’ sucked […]

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Can – The Lost Tapes 1968-1975 (Spoon/Mute) Classic krautrock collection makes for a real find

Andy Gill writes ….. Culled from some 50 hours of tapes retrieved from their former studio near Cologne, this 3CD set is a fantastic collection of unreleased material from one of the most important bands of the last century. Can were the archetypal “krautrock” group – ironically, given that much of their best work featured […]

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LUCKYandLOVE: ‘Lucky + Love’ LP

We are told: L.A.’s Synth-sexy LUCKYandLOVE Announce Debut LP, Preview Single ‘Digging in the Earth’ FOR FANS OF: Phantogram, Ladytron, Glass Candy, Chromatics, Broadcast, Le Tigre, Marnie FOCUS TRACKS: Digging in the Earth, Sexy, Full Moon, Taureon, Venus FOR SHARING Digging In The Earth https://youtu.be/x9Kyj-Emj8M Sexy https://youtu.be/_H5mV3WjV60 Bandcamp https://luckyandlove.bandcamp.com/album/lucky-love Digging in the Earth https://soundcloud.com/luckyandlove/digging-in-the-earth-1 —//— […]

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John Hartford, Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger – Gentle On My Mind 1970 (CD)

John Hartford, Joni Mitchell and Pete Seeger live on KCOP-TV’s Special ‘Gentle On My Mind’ in Los Angeles on Ocober 18, 1970. On October 18, 1970, John Hartford, Joni Mitchell, and Pete Seeger shared the stage for TV Special ‘Gentle On My Mind’, broadcast on KCOP-TV in Los Angeles. The twelve tracks on this CD include five […]

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MAYNARD FERGUSON: Complete High Voltage (2CD)

Hot off the heels of Body & Soul, his self-proclaimed “best album in years,” Maynard Ferguson took a severe left turn and reinvented himself in 1987 with High Voltage. By greatly reducing the members of his musical ensemble and creating work within the small-group context, Ferguson once again pushed the boundaries of his genre. Maynard, […]

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THE FOREIGN RESORT: She is Lost

We are told: The Foreign Resort releases ‘She Is Lost’ video, Announces Video Crowdsourcings & Tour with Dead Leaf Echo FOR FANS OF: The Cure, Foals (Antidotes phase), Joy Division, Tones on Tail, The Damned, Killing Joke, New Order FOR SHARING Bandcamp http://theforeignresort.bandcamp.com/album/she-is-lost-single Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/theforeignresort/she-is-lost Video crowdsourcing for ‘She is Lost’ https://youtu.be/17fW9P2LOlk ‘Skyline/Decay’ single https://dkfmshoegaze.bandcamp.com/track/the-foreign-resort-skyline-decay ‘Skyline/Decay’ https://youtu.be/hdLhlwzi06Q ‘Suburban Depression’ https://youtu.be/poCGR9LLM3g ‘Dead End Roads’ https://youtu.be/p01g13IasAQ “The […]

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Kevlar: Bowers and Wilkins’ cone material of choice since 1974 and with good reason

We say .. a fascinating, informative and interesting hype-free short video by Dr. Peter Fryer: Director of Research. They say: The midrange is where the real musical action is invariably found, and a smooth midband is an invaluable loudspeaker quality. Enter Kevlar®. It’s been Bowers & Wilkins’s cone material of choice since 1974, and with […]

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A POINT OF VIEW: Conrad Johnson amp; Audio Research private sellers; greedy, misguided orjust plain unlucky?

Arguably CJ and AR are natural rivals in the valve/tube market. They’ve been around for many (in audiophile terms at least) years and so there are plenty of items available on the used market. The accepted places to look online are eBay and Audiogon. Sellers on eBay specify a minimum selling price. Sometimes they’ll be […]

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CLUSTERSON: Surfacing To Breathe

We are told: Psych-Gaze Outfit Clustersun Announces Sophomore Album, Previews First Single ‘Raw Nerve’ FOR LOVERS OF: Nothing, Whirr, Bauhaus, The Cure, Pink Floyd, The Chameleons, A Place to Bury Strangers LEAD TRACKS: Raw Nerve, Lonely Moon, Don’t Let The Weight of Your Soul Drag You Down, Emotional Painkiller FOR SHARING Surfacing to Breathe LP […]

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