Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

We are told: The Newport Folk Festival takes place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island, a beautiful setting and a favourite of many acts. This gem saw stunning performances by John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, John Lee Hooker, BB King all captured & broadcast by KGNU-FM.

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JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX: Live at Cologne 13/1/69 (2LP) Track listings too.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live In Cologne, originally the twelfth release in the Dagger Records official bootleg series released as an LP and now on CD, documents this spirited, January 13, 1969 performance at the Sporthalle in Cologne, Germany. Hendrix kicked off the proceedings with a scalding “Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)” from Electric […]

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THE PROMS: The last night …

Katie Derham hosts the climax of the world’s greatest classical music festival, the Last Night of the Proms, live from the Royal Albert Hall, drawing a unique season of live performances to a celebratory close. Soprano Golda Schultz and violinist Lisa Batiashvili join Dalia Stasevska, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers in a […]

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BRAHMS: Leonidas Kavakos discusses Brahms’s Violin Concerto

From the archives: His first concerto recording for Decca has just been released. The Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos, newly signed to Decca, has just released his first concerto recording for the label: Brahms’s Violin Concerto. Gramophone’s editor-in-chief James Jolly caught up with Kavakos when he was in London to perform the work at the Barbican […]

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Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis’s psychedelic folk collaboration:Summer Dancing (Vinyl LP with download card)

Acid Jazz present Judy Dyble and Andy Lewis’spsychedelic folk collaboration ‘Summer Dancing’.  Dyble was the original vocalist in FairportConvention, appearing on their self-titled debut,before joining Giles, Giles and Fripp and thenrecording the awesome UK psych masterpiece‘Morning Way’ under the name Trader Horne withher then boyfriend Ian McDonald.  Andy Lewis was the original DJ […]

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Ring Of Changes: (CD Remastered and Expanded Edition) by Gary Wright’s Wonderwheel

Official edition of the classic ‘lost” 1972 album by gary wright’s wonderwheel Featuring george harrison as guest on several previously unreleased tracks Remastered from the original master tapes Fully restored artwork and liner notes Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a genuine “lost” classic album from 1972, “Ring of Changes” by Gary […]

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LAURIE ANDERSON; Walk The Dog Live (CD) by Laurie Anderson

By 1980 Laurie Anderson was well established as one of America’s most significant performance artists and avant-garde musicians. This live recording of her ambitious, amorphous performance piece The United States was made for the Columbia, Missouri community station KOPN just prior to the release of her breakthrough single, 0 Superman, and offers a vivid insight […]

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Streaming vs. discs

Paul McGowan\ The controversy over streaming vs. physical disc seems endless. On the one hand, we know that all things being equal, there’s no difference to the DAC how it gets its digital audio data. It can come from as close as three feet away via cable or can stream from thousands of miles away […]

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Capturing vs. permeating

There is a fundamental sonic difference between perfectly capturing the sound of a distorted guitar versus allowing the guitar to distort the recording. Many recording engineers do not understand the difference. One good example might be found in the difference between amplifying a square wave and creating a square wave. In the average amplifier, if […]

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Antonin Dvorak Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra; The Water Goblin; In Nature’s Realm Zuill Bailey (cello), Jun Markel conducting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Review By Max Westler

Though several of the works Dvorak wrote during his four year stay in the New World reflect his interest in the folkloric music he heard there (most famously, the “New World” Symphony and the “American” Quartet), the cello concerto harkens back to his native Czechoslovakia with a sense of longing and nostalgia that’s unusually personal. […]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd (Vinyl 180g 7LP Box Set)

USM are proud to present Lynyrd Skynyrd’s studio and live LPs originally released between 1973 and 1977 brought together in a boxed set for the first time. Each LP will have exact reproductions of original artwork to retain authenticity, and will be pressed 180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl and contained in a rigid slipcase box. […]

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NEIL YOUNG and THE STRAY GATORS: Toronto 1973 (CD)

We are told: Fascinating Broadcast Recording From The Legendary Time Fades Away Tour Comprising Jack Nitzsche, Ben Keith, Tim Drummond and Kenny Buttrey, The Stray Gators had backed Neil Young on 1972’s Harvest,and would go on to do likewise on the tour during which its follow-up, Times Fade Away, was recorded live. Featuring previouslyunreleased cuts, […]

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Grieg and Prokofiev piano concertos, Nikolai Lugansky and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, cond Kent Nagano, review

Geoffrey Norris writes: Neither the Grieg Concerto nor Prokofiev’s Third is exactly a stranger to the catalogue, but Nikolai Lugansky’s collaboration here with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester refreshes, rejuvenates and, in terms of interpretation, replenishes each work with a whole range of perceptive refinements. The Grieg concerto is so ubiquitous that it is easy to forget […]

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Shostakovich: Symphony No 4, review

Vasily Petrenko ensures the proportions and sometimes wild discourse of this symphony are held in perspective, says Geoffrey Norris. The chequered performance history of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony has lent it a mystique over and above all the interpretations of what his message – whether public or private – might have been in the other 14 […]

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Jeff Buckley – You And I (CD)

  Long rumored to exist as the “Addabbo sessions”, but previously unheard outside the studio, these seminal recordings are a fan’s Holy Grail, a rare opportunity to hear Jeff Buckley in peak form, developing his artistry through a series of spellbinding solo performances, each one captured in pristine sonic detail. Recently discovered in the Sony […]

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SANTANA: Live at the Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti MI 25th May 1975 (CD)

Santana’s appearance at the Rynearson Stadium (Ypsilanti, MI) on May 25, 1975, was originally broadcast on the King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show. Opening with an inspired pairing of Peter Green’s Black Magic Woman and Gabor Szabo’s Gypsy Queen, Santana display an explosive showcase of virtuosity and improvisational flare throughout the show with familiar material […]

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