THEM: The Complete Them 1964-1967 (3CD Box)

They tell us…..   The Complete Them 1964-1967, a 3-disc anthology, is the most thorough collection of Van Morrison’s early studio and live performances ever assembled. It includes all material recorded for the first two Them albums – The Angry Young Them (1965) and Them Again (1966)- in addition to singles, demos, live sessions, alternate […]

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New podcast: Sean Shibe on English guitar music

Guitarist Sean Shibe has just released his first disc, called ‘Dreams and Fancies’, on the Delphian label – and we’ve named it an Editor’s Choice recording in the September 2017 issue of Gramophone. In this Gramophone podcast he talks to Editor Martin Cullingford about English music for guitar, about Julian Bream, and about the unique […]

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THE HOLLIES: Changin’ Times – The Complete Hollies: January 1969 – March 1973 (5CD)

We are told: As major players in the magnificent 1960’s British Pop Revolution – a time when British bands first conquered the world, The Hollies hallmark vocal harmony has not wavered throughout 50 Years of continuous touring, performing and recording. The release of this 5 CD box brings together all the albums and singles the […]

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JIMI HENDRIX: BBC Sessions (Deluxe Edition/2CD+DVD)

They tell us….. Features more than 30 original recordings remastered from the original BBC tape archives. Covers all of The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s British radio and television appearances and features recordings from Hendrix’s studio appearances in 1967 and 1969. This Gold-selling, double CD collection includes classic radio highlights like “Can You Please Crawl Out Your […]

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Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: The Classic Albums Box (18CD)

We are told: • Complete 18 CD albums box, documenting Frankie & the Four Seasons long and hit-packed career • Coincides with the global cinema release on June 20th Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Christopher Walken • If the success of the Award-winning Broadway musical is anything to go by, […]

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THE ZOMBIES: Odessey & Oracle (50th Anniversary Edition CD)

they tell us …… This CD celebrates the 50th anniversary of Odessey and Oracle, recorded between June and August of 1967. Remastered from the best sources possible, the package includes 7 bonus tracks, (alternate versions and outtakes from the original recording sessions), never seen photos and new notes. Odessey and Oracle ranks #100 on Rolling […]

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CLEAR LIGHT: Clear Light (CD)

We are told: Clear Light’s eponymous 1967 album is one of the jewels of Elektra Records’ 1960s catalogue. A short-lived, much-loved Los Angeles aggregate, the band is best known for including sometime Doors bassist Doug Lubahn and future CSNY and Manassas drummer Dallas Taylor, but Clear Light’s blend of quirky songwriting and psychedelic arrangement has […]

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Podcast: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Martin Cullingford writes: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is one of the most admired sopranos – indeed classical artists – of our age. Last night, Gramophone celebrated her enormous contribution to music over an extraordinary career by giving her our 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Presto Classical. In a special Awards podcast, Editor-in-Chief James Jolly […]

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VAN HALEN: 1984 // TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT (Vinyl 6LP)

We are told: This deluxe collection features Tokyo Dome Live In Concert and the newly remastered Van Halen and 1984 albums into a four-CD set and a six-LP vinyl set in special packaging. TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT is set to become Van Halen’s first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed […]

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BUDDY GUY: Rhythm and Blues (2CD)

We are told; Buddy Guy will followup his Grammy winning 2010 album Living Proof with Rhythm and Blues, out July 30 on RCA. The two-disc set is produced by Tom Hambridge and includes guest appearances by Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark Jr, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith. […]

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THE ROBERT CRAY BAND: In My Soul (CD)

We are told: Robert Cray has won 5 Grammys and sold millions of records worldwide 13 UK dates and touring throughout May. Robert Cray is inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame Rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation”   Legendary guitar musician and singer-songwriter Robert Cray […]

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WALTER TROUT: Luther’s Blues (CD)

We are told: OVERVIEW: Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints […]

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TAJ MAHAL: The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 (2CD)

We are told: Legacy Recordings UK & Sony CMG are celebrating the groundbreaking and unique Taj Mahal with a major catalog reissue project beginning with the release of the newly-curated The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973, an extraordinary two-disc collection of previously unreleased studio and live performances. A two-disc sonic portrait chronicling the early […]

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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 30th December 1979 WLIR – FM Broadcast (Limited Ed/300 Clear Vinyl 3LP)

We are told: Stricktly limited to 300 copies.  Clear vinyl 3LP.  The band had split during the narcotic mayhem of the 41 date 75/76 tour, where Gregg testified in the trial of security man to the Allmans Scooter Herring resulting in the latter’s 75 year prison sentence. Leavell, Williams and Jaimoe continued with Sea Level, […]

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TASTE: The Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals:I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

We are told: I’ll Remember, an archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 culled […]

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New Dark Age Tour EP 2015 A.D. (Vinyl LP) by Crippled Black Phoenix

  Led by multi-instrumentalist Justin Greaves (ex-ELECTRIC WIZARD, ex-IRON MONKEY) • Recommended if you like: ELECTRIC WIZARD, PINK FLOYD, KYLESA • 57-minute EP! • Including a lengthy, 2-part mind-blowing cover of PINK FLOYD’s classic “Echoes” • The B-side of the vinyl editions is beautifully etched • Transparent clear vinyl edition strictly limited to 250 copies […]

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