TajMo (CD) by Taj Mahal / Keb’ Mo’

We are told: TajMo marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create […]

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ELMORE JAMES: The Broomdusters Box’ (3LP box set + 2 bonus CDs of the vinyl albums)

King of the electric slide guitar and one of the most influential blues guitarists/vocalists of all time, Elmore had his first hit in 1951, with “Dust My Broom”, the opening riff of which is perhaps the single most recognizable in the history of blues.  Featuring some early sides with Ike Turner on piano, and “classic” […]

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AUDIOPHILE INTERVIEW: Engineer Eddie Kramer

From Rock icons such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Traffic and The Kinks, to Pop stars Sammy Davis Jr. and Petula Clark, as well as the seminal Rock movie “Woodstock”, Eddie Kramer is clearly responsible for recording some of the most enjoyable and influential music ever made. MORE

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FAIRPORT CONVENTION: Come All Ye – The First 10 Years (7CD Box Set)

We are told: 7CD box set celebrating the first 10 years of Fairport Convention’s career. Includes their debut album on Polydor, all of their seminal albums on Island Records and the final 3 albums on the Vertigo label. Features key album tracks, non-album singles, radio sessions and previously unreleased live recordings from all of the […]

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Curiosities From The San Francisco Underground 1966 – 1971 – Volume One (3CD)

A new series dedicated to releasing and documenting the lysergic sounds oozing from San Francisco ballroom’s and recording studios between 1966 and 1971. Volume One is bursting at its 3CD seams with the Grateful Dead live at KQED studios in ’70, Its a Beautiful Day from Pacific High Studios in ’71, Sal Valentino from the […]

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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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The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection (4CD Box Set)

“Woody Guthrie wrote songs that became the soundtrack of an era and permanent fixtures of American identity. His early Dust Bowl ballads, along with more than 3,000 work songs, union and labor songs, political and philosophical songs, anti-war songs, anti-fascist songs, love songs, and children’s songs marked the pulse of hard-hit people in times of […]

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Farewell Aldebaran (CD) by Judy Henske & Jerry Yester

  First ever legitimate reissue of lost classic! “A gorgeous blossom of exotic folk-pop, Farewell Aldebaran was mostly overlooked when it was first released in late 1969. Maybe its snarling rockers, genteel ballads and gothic mood pieces made it too difficult to fit into conventional musical categories, or perhaps it simply fizzled due to lack […]

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Emily Dickinson: the poet who offers composers potentially limitless possibilities

Philip Clark celebrates the American poet who was a kindred spirit of the composers she has inspired As an intellectual loner, a disrupter of poetic convention, an instinctual progressive, a sensual philosopher, an obstinate believer in the validity and vitality of her own work, a transformer of small-town 19th-century America into impassionedly passionate poetic visions […]

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