Aretha Franklin – The Atlantic Albums Collection (19CD Box Set)

From humble beginnings touring American churches in her father’s caravan, Aretha Franklin has since been crowned the ‘Queen of Soul’ and is not only the definitive female soul singer of the Sixties, but also one of the most influential and important voices in pop history. Franklin fused the gospel music she grew up on with […]

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Django Reinhardt: Essential Original Albums – Django Reinhardt (3CD)

Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt was not only the first truly influential European jazz player, he was also one of the best jazz guitarists of all time. • This release presents his last studio sessions, including the complete original LP The Immortal Guitar (Reprise Records R-6075), which consisted of recordings from a series of 1947 small […]

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The women erased from musical history

Radio 3 has announced a new, large-scale recording project that will allow listeners to hear the music of five “forgotten” women composers for the first time in decades. All five women enjoyed some recognition for music-making during their lives, but their achievements were often downplayed during their lifetimes, and in some cases forgotten after their […]

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Chuck Prophet – Night Surfer (CD+LP)

  “Night Surfer” was recorded in Prophet’s beloved San Francisco and in Nashville.  Earlier this year, he told WSJ Speakeasy he was working with a familiar team. “It’s much of the same cast of characters from the last album,” said Prophet, a linchpin in the legendary cowpunk group Green on Red. “Brad Jones is producing […]

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22 Songs – The Moore Theater,Seattle 1974 (CD) by Randy Newman

The Moore Theater,Seattle, WA KISW-FM Broadcast 1974 Superb Live performance of Randy Newman from the Moore Theater, Seattle in 1974. Touring in support of the critical & commercial success of the just released ‘Good Old Boy’s’ album. The show captures him at his laconic & pithy best mixing dry mordant satire with concise observational musings […]

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Dave Davies and Russ Davies ,Open Road (CD)

They tell us…. Open Road is an album by Dave Davies & Russ Davies, two musicians coming from different eras and backgrounds in music fusing their collective experience into a deeply honest and inspiring LP. Together they have crafted a beautiful pop rock album, bringing together their own personal history and experience into a molten […]

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Bruce Springsteen – Live At My Father’s Place In Roslyn, July 31, 1973 (CD)

  A stellar radio broadcast from the Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ tour. Bruce and the E Street Band are in particularly fine form and perform some rather experimental and drawn out versions of some of their nicest tunes, most notably, a gorgeous performance of “New York City Serenade”. Remastered in audiophile quality and presented beautifully in […]

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Ry Cooder – Ditty Wah Ditty (CD)

Ry Cooder was exploring bygone musical genres at the time – blues, country, folk, ragtime, Tex-Mex, RnB, RocknRoll et al – and found old-time recordings which he then personalised and updated. On his breakthrough album, released a few months before this gig, Into the Purple Valley, he chose unusual instrumentation and arrangements of blues, gospel, […]

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Grateful Dead – JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS (12CD Box Ltd Ed. Individually Numbered)

JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, five incredible unreleased shows and the first official release from the long-lost “Betty Boards,” recently returned to the Grateful Dead’s vault. Follow the Dead on a sonic journey through a superb selection of settings, an often epic adventure that finds them winning over Willie and Waylon fans in Kansas City, […]

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IAIN MATTHEWS: Walking A Changing Line (2CD)

They tell us…. Although Iain Matthews hadnt realised it at the time, Walking A Changing Line was one of the most important of his career. A comeback of sorts. It was his one and only concept album and it reaps dividends until today. Beneath his band cooperations with Fairport Convention, Plainsong, HiFi and Matthews Southern […]

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A jazz supergroup collective comprised of four of the world’s top instrumentalists: Hudson (CD)

We are told: ‘Hudson’ is the first album from a jazz supergroup collective comprised of four of the world’s top instrumentalists: Jack DeJohnette (drums), Larry Grenadier (bass), John Medeski (keyboardist of Medeski Martin & Wood) and John Scofield (guitar).In addition to original compositions, ‘Hudson’ features covers of songs connected to the Hudson Valley by such […]

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The Strawbs – Access All Areas (CD+DVD)

The Strawbs’ concert in the Bedrock series is known as ‘Greatest Hits Live’, testament to the definitive nature of the ten-song set performed in 1990 by Dave Cousins, Tony Hooper, Brian Willoughby, Richard Hudson, Rod Demick and Chris Parren. This line-up of the ever-British changing folk-rockers played for seven years from 1986 through to 1992 […]

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SUN RA: Space Is The Place (Limited Colour Vinyl LP)

We are told: Available on vinyl for the first time ever is the soundtrack to the legendary Sun Ra film, Space Is The Place. Featuring some of Sun Ra’s most adventurous and uncompromising compositions ever, the soundtrack incorporates vocal chants, harsh synthesizer and organ blasts along with film dialogue, heavy percussion and just all around […]

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Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper – New York ‘81 (2CD)

Classic live performance from Long Island’s Iconic Spit Club Includes the entire WLIR-FM broadcast from 1981 Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality 1981 started so promisingly for iconic American rockers Blue Öyster Cult with the release of the acclaimed Fire Of Unknown Origin album in June, but the sudden departure of drummer Albert Bouchard had […]

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Jesse Winchester – Defying Gravity (CD)

American audiences wouldn’t be able to see their acclaimed expatriate in person until a full decade after he’d left the country to resist the war draft. Thanks to President Carter’s declaration of amnesty for resisters, Jesse Winchester would eventually mark his anticipated return to the USA in April 1977. However, Winchester marked his gratitude to […]

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