MILES DAVIES: Dark Magus (March 30, 1974, Carnegie Hall, New York City) (180g Vinyl 2LP)

We are told ….. The double live album Dark Magus was recorded on March 30, 1974, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Davis’ group at the time included bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, percussionist James Mtume, saxophonist Dave Liebman, and guitarists Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas. Dark Magus was produced by Teo Macero […]

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JOHN COLTRANE: Düsseldorf. March 28th 1960 (Limited 140g Vinyl LP)

We are told …..   This 1960s set recorded live in Dusseldorf capture the evolution of John Coltrane’s journey from sideman to bandleader. Coltrane was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when Miles Davis was unable play that day. It’s basically a performance of the Miles Davis Quintet without Davis. The lineup includes Coltrane on tenor […]

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Acoustics Research Centre: Psychoacoustics

The goal of psychoacoustics is to understand how people perceive and experience sound. This can be at a low level; for example, we might want to understand how accurately you can locate a sound source, or we might want to measure the smallest change in sound level you can detect. We can also work at […]

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TASTE: 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 […]

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CHEAP TRICK: Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello (CD)

We are told ….. Cheap Trick’s 17th studio album ‘Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello’ follows the recent announcement about the band’s forthcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The long-awaited news celebrates the pioneering sound that has led to sales in excess of 20 million and more than 40 international gold and platinum certifications […]

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PLAINSONG: In Search Of Amelia Earhart (CD)

  Plainsong was originally a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Ian (later Iain) Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention; Andy Roberts, previously of The Liverpool Scene; Dave Richards; and Bob Ronga. The original group split up before the end of 1972 but, since the early 1990s, Matthews and Roberts intermittently performed […]

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LOU REED: Dealing on the Boulevard – Live at The Paramount Theater, Denver,CO April 13th 1989 (CD)

We are told ….. Lou, buoyed & rejuvenated by the response to the urban apocalypse suite of the just released New York album, hits the road….. Chronicling his grotesque & rotten home town ‘Big Apple’, whilst taking no prisoners, offers up wry & fragile hope among the decaying ruins. Does he succeed? Listen & hear…… […]

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Indian Reservation Blues and More – Various Artists

Mark Harrison writes as follows:”This beautifully presented 3CD set, with detailed booklet and video extras, is dedicated to what, among earnest folk and on many a college course, is probably described as ‘the Native American experience’. Well, the Native American population of today, just like its ancestors, doesn’t seem to get much of a look-in […]

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Video Frame Rate – how a fortunate technological accident is on the verge of being ‘corrected’ (Part 6)

Overview: What could this possibly have to do with a music web site? Guest contributor Ray Purchase explains: Live Music Needs High Frame Rate But the worst film-effect travesty of all, I suggest, is its use for live music. Programmes such as From the Basement and Live from Abbey Road are made in film-effect video […]

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KEVIN AYRES: The Happening Combo (CD)

We are told: Previously unreleased out-takes and re-workings of songs recorded between 1980 and 1997 by cult.Canterbury Scenists KEVIN AYERS and LADY JUNE along with their sparring partner, guitarist OLLIE HALSALL measure their mutualism, originality and independence of spirit to the full. Recorded in New York City, Deia, Majorca (and various places in between), they […]

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