ATOMIC ROOSTER: Sleeping for Years – The Studio Recordings 1970-1974 (4CD Clamshell Box Set)

We are told: Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of the very first 4 CD collection of every album and single track recorded by the legendary ATOMIC ROOSTER between 1970 – 1974. Sleeping for Years is a clamshell boxed set anthologising all the recordings made by the band on the classic albums […]

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Essential Listening: Yes – Songs From Tsongas – The 35th Anniversary Concert – Special Edition (3CD) inc track listing

This is the first ever release of “Songs From Tsongas” on CD. It is taken from Yes’ 35th Anniversary Tour in 2004, the last tour by the band to feature the classic line-up of Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White. The concert was recorded at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, […]

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Memphis Blues Festival 1975 (CD) by Albert King • Bb King • Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

    We are told: Albert King, BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, live together, at the Memphis Blues Festival, TN on 8th November 1975. With the recent acclaim of BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s joint double album venture Together For The First Time… Live, the addition of another King could only double the […]

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Video of the day: why does Schubert sound like Schubert?

Christian Zacharias first appeared in Gramophone’s pages in November 1978 with his debut recording of Schubert’s Piano Sonata No 18, D894. In her review at the time, Joan Chissell noted that ‘Zacharias emerges as an extremely thoughtful player, someone seeking the musical truth rather than trying to spotlight himself.’  And so it is a great […]

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PETER CASE: On The Way Downtown :Recorded Live on Folkscene(CD)

We are told: Peter Case has always been a pioneer. Genre-tripping through punk with The Nerves (“Hanging On The Telephone”), new wave/power pop with The Plimsouls (“A Million Miles Away”) and Americana with his Grammy®-nominated, self-titled solo debut. It is a career that is still going strong over 40 years later on the strength of […]

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Rolling Stones – From The Vault – Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981. Track listing too.

“From The Vault” is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. “Hampton Coliseum – Live In 1981” is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 […]

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BEETHOVEN: Riccardo Chailly – all is revealed

    “Riccardo Chailly’s view of the Beethoven symphonies has been a well-kept secret, but now in a single well-coordinated gesture all is revealed. At concerts in Vienna’s Musikverein, Paris’s Salle Pleyel and London’s Barbican, Chailly and his Leipzig Gewandhausorchester will present all nine symphonies alongside five specially commissioned works that reflect their individual composer’s […]

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BUDDY BOLDEN: He ‘invents’ jazz

  Whether or not the cornetist Buddy Bolden invented jazz (Jelly Roll Morton is one of the best known other claimants to the title), he certainly created the enduring archetype of the jazz musician as doomed romantic hero when he suffered a mental breakdown in 1907, at the age of 30, and spent his remaining […]

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Walter Trout – The Outsider – 25th Anniversary Series LP3 (Vinyl 180g 2LP)

  The 25th Anniversary Series is very limited high quality vinyl releases of some of the best Walter Trout catalogue released in special packaging. Each release is very limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide and produced on high quality 180g vinyl and a maximum of 20 minutes per side. These are a must for Walter’s […]

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