Jimi Hendrix: Burning Desire (CD)

We are told: Jimi Hendrix: Burning Desire is the ninth release in the Dagger Records authorized ‘bootleg’ recording series. Burning Desire presents compelling new examples of Jimi’s remarkable creative explorations through 1969 and early 1970. Like its predecessors Hear My Music and Morning Symphony Ideas, Burning Desire provides a window into Jimi’s growth as a […]

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Native Invader (Ltd Dlx CD)

We are told: Celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos’ hotly-anticipated new album Native Invader will be released on Decca Records on 8th September. Tori’s confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this […]

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Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Music (CD)

We are told: Hear My Music is a collection of instrumental recordings that reveal just a few of the creative explorations Jimi Hendrix was undertaking throughout the first half of 1969. Never intended for release in their present state, this collection shines further light on his creative development and unending quest for new musical challenges. […]

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Jimi Hendrix: Paris 1967/San Franciso 1968 (CD)

We are told: Part one of this collection features The Experience’s October 9, 1967 performances at Paris’ famed L’Olympia Theatre. These raw, direct to two-track live recordings made for French radio document The Experience’s triumphant return to Paris almost one year to the date of their 1966 showcase as a support act for Johnny Hallyday. […]

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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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JONI MITCHELL: Let’s Sing Out (DVD)

We are told: While still largely unknown as a composer or performer, Joni Mitchell secured a regular slot on Oscar Brandt’s Let’s Sing Out – a weekly folk-orientated TV show broadcast from university campuses across Canada – throughout 1965 and 1966, during which she showcased a number of her own tunes alongside songs from other […]

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DUCKS DELUXE: Coast To Coast – The Anthology (3CD)

We are told: Renowned for their exciting, sweat-drenched live shows and formed by exmembersof Help Yourself (among others), Ducks Deluxe pioneered the spirit ofPub Rock back in the early-to-mid Seventies. Having been a popular live draw,they signed to RCA, for whom they made two albums – but sadly, by the time thesecond was released, they’d […]

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JON MARK: Sally Free And Easy (CD)

We are told: JON-MARK’s enviable skills as a musician are familiar to many due to his leadership of the much-loved Mark-Almond band during the 1970s. Less familiar is his early work as an itinerant folk guitarist and session player in the mid-1960s, the recorded evidence of which expertly showcases a natural and prescient talent. Top […]

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TOM PETTY: A Wheel In The Ditch (2CD)

We are told: CLASSIC ALABAMA BROADCAST RECORDING FROM 1995 – PRESENTED ACROSS 2 CDS By the beginning of the 1990s, with their MCA contract coming to an end, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers were proving as popular as ever they were. 1991 s Into The Great Wide Open was received warmly by critics and fans […]

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Kool Jazz Festival NYC 1982 (CD)

  We are told: • Excellent performance live from the Kool Jazz Festival, New York • Includes the entire NPR Broadcast • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality • Background liners Jaco Pastorius, live at the Kool Jazz Festival, New York on 27th June 1982. Jaco Pastorius established himself as one of the greatest electric jazz bassists before […]

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BRAHMS: The Symphonies (3 cd)

  We are told: The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons are pleased to release their latest recordings on BSO Classics–a three-disc set of the four Brahms symphonies, recorded live during concert performances at Symphony Hall in November 2016, engineered by the same in-house team that produced the BSO’s Grammy-winning Shostakovich recordings under Maestro Nelsons […]

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TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME: Live In New York 1969 (CD)

We are told: • Excellent performance live from New York • Includes the entire FM Radio Broadcast • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality • Background liners Tony Williams Lifetime, featuring John McLaughlin live from New York, November 1969. Having fearlessly merged rock rhythms with jazz during a close association with Miles Davis, in 1969 the great Tony […]

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Cipriani Potter was encouraged by Beethoven and admired by Wagner:The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol.72

  We are told: Volume 72 of Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series comes to the rescue of yet another neglected figure. London-born composer, pianist, writer and educator (he was an early Principal of the Royal Academy of Music), Cipriani Potter was encouraged by Beethoven and admired by Wagner. Howard Shelley and his Tasmanian forces give […]

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THE FRATERNITY: Requiem

  We are told: Be transported throughout ancient history to all regions of the world with this beautiful and unique presentation of Requiem from The Fraternity. With the exceptional art form of Gregorian chant, this recording has a mystical quality. With an ethos reflecting a time of sadness, representing that period of mourning inherent in […]

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JOHN McLAUGHLIN: Where Fortune Smiles Re-mastered Edition (CD)

We are told: NEW REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY THE LEGENDARY JOHN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN SURMAN, KARL BERGER, STU MARTIN & DAVE HOLLAND REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL DAWN RECORDS MASTER TAPES FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES BY SID SMITH REVIEWS IN “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR”, “CLASSIC ROCK” & “PROG” MAGAZINES Esoteric Recordings […]

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TOM WAITS: Bloodshot Moon (Limited 7CD Box Set)

We are told: Limited edition 7CD Box Set featuring FM broadcasts   An Introductory pre-order price of £14.99 for first 100 orders. Waits signed to Asylum Records in 1972, and after numerous abortive recording sessions, his first record—the jazzy, folk-tinged Closing Time—was released in 1973. The album—produced and arranged by former Lovin’ Spoonful member Jerry […]

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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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SCHNABEL: The RCA Victor Recordings

  We are told: Sony Classical pays tribute to Artur Schnabel one of the 20th centurys most influential pianists and musical thinkers. Artur Schnabel The RCA Victor Recordings brings together all of the pianists sessions for RCA Victor, recorded within an intense two months of activity in 1942. Beethovens G major and Emperor Concertos with […]

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THELONIOUS MONK: All Monk (16CD Box Set)

THE 16 ALBUMS: Plays Duke Ellington · The Unique Thelonious Monk · Brilliant Corners ·Thelonious Himself · Monk’s Music · Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane · Mulligan MeetsMonk · Thelonious in Action · Misterioso · At Town Hall · 5 by Monk by 5 · Thelonious Alone inSan Francisco · At the Blackhawk · Monk […]

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Buried Alive In The Blues (6CD Box)

Limited edition 6CD Box Set featuring four FM broadcasts from 1973 to 1978 An Introductory pre-order price of £14.99 for first 100 orders. Disc 1. Record Plant, Sausalito – KSAN-FM, 22nd April 1973 1. (Better Stop Drinkin’ That Wine) Sonny Boy 2. (I Want You To) Love Me Woman 3. Swingin’ Time Woman 4. I’m […]

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