BLACK SABBATH: The End (Live in Birmingham) (Super Deluxe 2CD/DVD/Bluray+bonus disc Box Set)

We are told:   This limited collector’s edition comes in a two-part rigid mirror-board box set with a 32-page, bound fan booklet, and contains the double CD, DVD and Blu-ray edition of the live spectacular, as well as the bonus CD “The Angelic Sessions” (exclusive studio recordings of selected songs that Black Sabbath did not […]

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JAZZ: Why doesn’t contemporary Jazz get any respect?

  “I am a huge fan of Peter White,Kirk Whalum,Dave Koz,Warren Hill,etc.I have never understood why this flavor of music gets no respect.Not only is it musically appealing,but in most cases its very well recorded.Any comparisons to old jazz(Miles Davis etc.) are ludicrous.Its like comparing apples and oranges.Can anyone shed some light on this?Any contemporary(smooth)Jazz […]

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THE STANDELLS; Live On Tour – 1966 (CD)

Besides releasing two classic longplayers and many more singles (including the smash, “Gloria”), touring/behaving badly all across America and appearing on TV shows like ‘Upbeat’ and ‘Where The Action Is’, the Shadows of Knight also ruled at suburban Chicago’s hands-down hippest teen club, The Cellar. Over the decades, their Cellar performances have become the stuff […]

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Climax Blues Band: Live At The BBC – Rock Goes To College, 1978 (CD+DVD)

SOURCED FROM THE BBC ARCHIVES. RESTORED CONCERT PERFORMANCE on REGION FREE NTSC DVD:(Audio selection of Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound). REMASTERED STEREO SOUNDTRACK CD. 16-PAGE BOOKLET WITH AUTHORITATIVE LINER NOTES AND QUOTES FROM DEREK HOLT. The 1970s saw the Climax Blues Band from Stafford accelerate from a highly rated club act to US Top 40 […]

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ASK ALEX: Rap vs Hip Hop / Damian Marley / Nirvana vs Foo Fighters

Contemporary music editor Alex M writes … Q1: I want to get into Nirvana / Foo Fighters. Are they pretty close to being identical music, or is there a distinct ‘border between them? Either way though, what are the essential recordings and why. Thanks. Matt. The Drummer from Nirvana Dave Growl is the lead in […]

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TIM BUCKLEY: Newport ‘68 (CD)

£8.99 or less On the 28th of July 1968 Tim Buckley took to the stage at the Newport Folk Festival after being introduced as an artist who “in the great Ogden Nash tradition of poetry, has been writing and singing his own songs, in a fairly modern idiom, which sits, however, very, very comfortably on […]

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THE DESERT ROSE BAND: Live in New York 1989 Live (CD)

We are told ….. As a founder member of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman requires no introduction to fans of folk and country-infused rock. Launched in 1985, his Desert Rose Band blended bluegrass with traditional country and country-rock, as well as topical lyrics. Originally broadcast on syndicated radio, this superb live […]

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ORNETTE COLEMAN: The Complete Albums Collection 1958-1962 (4CD)

  We are told ….. One of the most innovative, experimental and outlandish figures in American jazz, saxophonist Ornette Coleman dramatically altered the direction of the genre. A leading musician on the avant-garde scene, Coleman was among the pioneers of the free jazz movement, alongside Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy and John Coltrane. His unconventional techniques, […]

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MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT:

Oh yes indeed. This is great great stuff. It’s my first Mississippi John Hurt CD – and I love it. A fine retailer incidentally. He’s not that big on Blues. Very big on Classical and Jazz though. Anyway, always worth a trip. And no, he isn’t paying me for the plug. Not sure they even […]

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PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: The old rebel has a new cause … he tells Ivan Hewett about the inspiration for his Ninth symphony .

“Sir Peter Maxwell Davies is in a bit of a grump. He’s just been giving a lecture at the Royal Academy of Music, and can’t understand why the students are so enthused by the fashionable minimalist music of Steve Reich. “It’s all so repetitive,” he says. “There’s no proper development.” This sentiment would surprise anyone […]

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PINK FLOYD: Dramatis/ation 1969 (2CD+DVD+Blu-ray)

In 1969 Pink Floyd unveiled their 2-part conceptual live production of ‘The Man’ and ‘The Journey’, covering a 24-hour period of dreaming, waking and other activities. Never released in that form, however some of the songs were used on the ‘More’ soundtrack and the ‘Ummagumma’ album. This volume refers back to ‘The Man’ and ‘The […]

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BOB MINTZER: Amazing Reach – Interview by Bob Kenselaar

For about half of his four decade-long career in jazz, Bob Mintzer has been a member of the Yellowjackets, one of the most enduring, distinctive and creative bands in contemporary jazz. But, oddly enough, this association is a relatively small slice of Mintzer’s remarkably multifaceted life in music as a saxophonist, bass clarinetist, composer, arranger, […]

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JEFF HEALEY BAND: Full Circle (3CD+DVD disc Box) inc track list

The Jeff Healey Band was known for their high-energy live performances. This special edition package features three very unique concerts (their appearance at the 1989 Montreal Jazz Festival, in support of their debut album ‘See The Light’, a 1991 performance at Switzerland’s St. Gallen Open Air Festival and a 1995 concert in their home town […]

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STEPHEN STILLS: Central Park 1979 (2CD)

We are told: In 1979 the Dr Pepper festival line-up included sets by Todd Rundgren, Blondie, Eddie Money, Southside Johnny and a number of other acts popular at the time. In amongst these performers, a set by Stephen Stills and The Californian Blues Band – the backing group Stills was playing with at the time […]

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ART PEPPER: The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott’s 1980′ (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet)

The Complete Art Pepper at Ronnie Scott’s 1980′  (7xLP box set including 16 page booklet) (Including seventeen performances previously unavailable along with all the tracks on the two Mole Jazz albums Blues For The Fisherman and True Blues) “Art Pepper was booked to appear at Ronnie Scott’s during the last two weeks of June 1980  […]

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