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1 - APPLE - AN APPLE A DAY (PD) - (LP) 
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British psychedelic band Apple was formed in the industrial powerhouse of Cardiff, north Wales, in 1968 by guitarist Robbo Ingram and bassist Jeff Harrad. Joined by drummer Dave Brassington, keyboardist Charlie Barber and singer Dennis Regan, their debut single 'Thank U Very Much,' arranged by session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan, sparked the interest of Larry Page, who signed them to his Page One label to cut the debut album 'An Apple A Day' with producer Caleb Quaye (the son of the multi-instrumentalist Cab Quaye and older brother of future singer Finley Quaye). Unfortunately, Apple's mixture of pop, psychedelia and heavy blues was probably a bit too ahead of its time; the album sold poorly on release and the group proba bly would have been totally forgotten, if not for belated critical acclaim, especially for Harrad's haunting 'The Otherside.' With rare originals incredibly hard to find, regularly selling for thousands of pounds, this reissue is long overdue.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Lets Take A Trip Down The Rhine 02. Doctor Rock 03. The Otherside 04. Mr. Jones 05. The Mayville Line 06. Queen Of Hearts Blues 07. Rock Me Baby 08. Buffalo Billycan 09. Photograph 10. Psycho Daisies 11. Sporting Life 12. Pretty Girl I Love You


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 19-04-2019
Item # : 526157     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - BEAU BRUMMELS, THE - INTRODUCING... - (LP) 
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Despite borrowing the name of a historic English dandy and drawing from the sound of The Beatles, influential beat group The Beau Brummels was formed in San Francisco in 1964, when Italian-American singer Sal Valentino needed a backing band for a nightclub residency; Sal brought childhood friend Ron Elliott on board as guitarist and chief songwriter, who drafted bassist Ron Meagher, drummer John Petersen and rhythm guitarist Declan Mulligan. Signing to the newly-formed Autumn Records through their managers media connections, their early recording sessions, produced by future funk hero Sly Stone, yielded the monster hit "Laugh Laugh," which peaked at number 15, despite being issued by a small independent; it is widely cited as a forerunner to the San Francisco Sound that emerged later in the decade. Follow-up hit "Just A Little" soon cracked the top-ten, both tracks helping debut album Introducing to reach the top 25 on Billboards album charts.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Laugh Laugh 02. Still In Love With You Baby 03. Just A Little 04. Just Wait And See 05. Oh Lonesome Me 06. Ain't That Loving You Baby 07. Stick Like Glue 08. They'll Make You Cry 09. That's, If You Want Me To 10. I Want More Loving 11. I Would Be Happy 12. Not Too Long Ago


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2019
Item # : 538257     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - BRITTON, CHRIS - AS I AM - (LP) 
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Recording a solo album in 1969 allowed Troggs guitarist Chris Britton to take a stab at greater artistic freedom, though the presence of a familiar set of suspects meant that the resultant LP, As I Am, didnt veer too far from The Troggs standard blend of poppy psychedelia and garage rock, constructed with a particular English bent. Producer and keyboardist Colin Frechter shaped the groups Mixed Bag release, and his wistful harpsichord on tracks like "If You Really Care" lend a baroque air to the proceedings, and both bassist Tony Murray and drummer Nigel Olsson were then working as The Troggs rhythm section (after having been in band Plastic Penny), while Olsson and fellow drummer Roger Pope were part of Elton Johns band, as was harmonica player Ian Duck. Yet, with Britton composing all of the songs except one (his version of Larry Weiss oft-covered "Evil Woman," which had also been tackled by The Troggs), the material is surprisingly varied, with opener "Sit Down Beside Me" and tracks like "Fly With Me" are rocking grooves with bright brass, Latinesque percussion and a bit of psychedelic phasing, while "No Sense In Hiding" is a slinky blues and "Sleep My Love" is pure dreamy psych. A rare and underappreciated gem that will appeal to all Troggs fans and lovers of British psychedelia more generally.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Sit Down Beside Me 3:27 02. Will It Last 3:06 03. That Was The Time 2:56 04. No Sense In Fighting 4:04 05. Maybe Time Will Change You 2:58 06. Fly With Me 3:35 07. If You Really Care 3:24 08. Run And Hide 3:58 09. How Do You Say Goodbye 2:53 10. Sleep My Love 2:51 11. Why Did I Let You Go 3:49 12. Evil Woman 3:19 13. Learn To Love Life You'll Be Living 2:51


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-09-2019
Item # : 535992     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - COOPER, MIKE - OH REALLY !? - (LP) 
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The guitarist and singer-songwriter Mike Cooper was a key figure in the British blues boom of the late 1960s. Born in Reading in 1942, Cooper began playing guitar as a teen in local skiffle groups. After seeing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee perform in 1961, Cooper caught the blues bug and began to play the harmonica and formed The Blues Committee, supporting John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Alexis Korner and Long John Baldry, while Cooper was also performing solo. Acquiring a lap steel guitar in 1963, he studied Blind Boy Fullers work and in 1965, teamed with Dave Hall to support Bert Jansch, Al Stewart and others; after releasing work on the Kennet, Sydisc and Matchbox labels, Cooper soon began incorporating country blues aspects into his work, drawing from Son House and Mississippi Fred McDowell, as well as non-blues artists such as David Bowie, John Martyn, Roy Harper and Dave Van Ronk. Then, in late 1968, Cooper was approached by producer Peter Eden, resulting in debut album Oh Readlly!? for Pye; aside from agreeable covers of Son Houses "Death Letter" and Blind Boy Fullers "Bad Luck Blues," the rest of the disc is pure Cooper, with his deft picking accompanied by Derek Halls guitar work only on "Leadhearted Blues" and "Electric Chair."

TRACKLISTING: 01. Death Letter 02. Bad Luck Blues 03. Maggie Campbell 04. Leadhearted Blues 05. Four Ways 06. Poor Little Annie 07. Tadpole Blues 08. Divinity Blues 09. Your Gonna Be Sorry 10. Electric Chair 11. Crow Jane 12. Pepper Rag 13. Saturday Blues


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-07-2019
Item # : 534325     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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5 - EMERALD WEB - SOUND TREK - (LP) 
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Pioneering space music duo Emerald Web, comprised of Bob Stohl and soulmate Kat Epple, made some of the most ethereal, divine and healing sounds between 1979 and 1990. Crafting their debut album in a haunted mansion in northwest Connecticut, their second disc was created in a small log cabin. A subsequent move to the San Francisco Bay Area brought an extended stay at an Indonesian martial arts ashram, which led to the Valley of the Birds, a remote avian haven in which the duo produced Sound Trek, an incredible space rock long player drawing on their immersion in fantasy realms, sci-fi, martial arts and UFOs. Created mostly with monophonic synths and an Oberheim DS-2 sequencer, it also features Shakahachi flutes, electronic flutes and more standard acoustic instruments.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Earthrails 02. The Moving Mountains 03. Beyond The Towers 04. Stellar Wonderers 05. Nightsong 06. Voice Of The Sage


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2019
Item # : 538259     
Availability: IN STOCK
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6 - EMMET SPICELAND - THE FIRST... - (LP) 
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Innovative folk group Emmet Spiceland was formed during the late 1960s through the merger of two acts: noted guitarist, mandolin and bouzouki player Donal Lunny had been playing with Mick Moloney and Brian Bolgor in the Dublin-based Emmet Folk group, while brothers Brian and Michael Byrne had been active in The Spicelanders, based in Sheffield, England, which had a large following in Ireland; when Moloney left Emmet Folk to join another act, Lunny and Moloney joined the Byrne Brothers to form Emmet Spiceland, though Bolgor would not remain for long. The new groups approach to the traditional Irish folk was different from their contemporaries, since they aimed to bring the folk form into the realm of modern pop music through accessible, chart-bound arrangements, helped along by their pop-idol looks. Signing to Larry Pages Page One label in 1968, their sole album was produced by the hitmaking team of Bill Martin and Phil Coulter, who added occasional orchestration; their rendition of the traditional "Mary From Dungloe" topping the Irish charts. Though a cover of a Leonard Cohen song was also popular for the group, they disbanded shortly thereafter, leading Lunny to enjoy a long and industrious solo career as a session musician and producer that would ultimately work with Christy Moore, Elvis Costello and countless others.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Reynard The Fox 02. My Lagan Love 03. Stor, Stor A Ghra 04. Lovers Ghost 05. A Couple Ojigs 06. Bunclody 07. Mary From Dungloe 08. Autumn Has Come 09. Pretty Susan 10. Slieve Gallion Braes 11. Ocarolans Concerto 12. The Curragh Of Kildare


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-07-2019
Item # : 534326     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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7 - IMPLOSION - IMPLOSION - (LP) 
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Outstanding Italian outfit that combines prog, space rock, psych and electronic music in an album that could have come from the early 1970s. Long spacey, dreamy and mostly instrumental tracks made of killer, acid-leaking electronics. Released in 500 copies in 1988, the monster rare LP was NEVER reissued in any format for more than 30 years and Discogs has it in the three-digit range. This long-awaited reissue was digitally remixed and remastered in 2019 from the master analog tapes, played back through the original 4-track recording deck. Inner sleeve features a 2019 foreword by Implosion's guitarist, as well as lyrics to 3 songs and the bio sheet which originally graced the first 20 copies only.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Green Dawn 02. 6000 Miles From Home 03. Watch Your Step 04. Colors Of The Mind: 05. End Of The Contest


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2019
Item # : 538260     
Availability: IN STOCK
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8 - JUDD - JUDD - (LP) 
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Alsatian wunderkind Mark Wirtz led many successful pop music projects during the 1960s and 70s, especially during his long tenure at Abbey Road. A gifted painter, musician and actor, Wirtzs college band was signed to EMI as Mark Rogers and the Marksmen, while Wirtz was still attending the RADA in London; by 1965 he was producing music independently and became an in-house producer at Abbey Road in 1967, working with Keith West & Tomorrow and fronting the Mark Wirtz Orchestra, AKA The Mood Mosaic. The blues and soul-tinged Judd album, issued in 1970 on Larry Pages Penny Farthing label, featured Wirtz on keyboards and rhythm guitar, fronting a studio band with bassist Roger Flavell, guitarist Roger McKew and drummer Tat Meager (who had played on Sirens eponymous, John Peel-produced debut LP); backing vocalists such as Madeleine Bell, Doris Troy and sisters Yvonne and Heather Wheatman, AKA Sonny and Sue, gave a more rounded sound. Much of the material was co-written by Kris Ife, who had worked with McKew in The Quiet Five, though there is also an individual cover of Credence Clearwater Revivals "Down On The Corner," made livelier by Wirtzs piano chords.

TRACKLISTING: 01. All Right - A Little Bit Of Soul 02. Merrilee Thompson 03. Do I Still Figure In Your Life 04. Oddjob 05. Lets Work Together 06. Daylight 07. The Days Of Flesh And Blood 08. (are Over) 09. Down On The Corner 10. Stronger Than A Man 11. (can Only Be A Woman) 12. Until Tomorrow 13. Louisiana Sunday 14. Thee 15. Snarlin Mumma Lion


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 12-07-2019
Item # : 534327     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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9 - PAGE, LARRY -ORCHESTRA- - KINKY MUSIC - (LP) 
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Aspiring Welsh pop singer Leonard Davies became Larry Page in the mid-1950s, when Columbia Records issued his material on 78s and 45s, including a cover of Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be The Day'; he also played banjo in the Crane River Jazz Band. Known as "Larry Page the Teenage Rage," he toured Britain with Cliff Richard and regularly appeared on national television. Shifting to a management and record production role in the early 1960s, he struck gold in 1964 upon signing a management contract with a band called The Ravens, who he re-named The Kinks, which swiftly became one of the most popular acts of the day. Noting that Rolling Stones producer Andrew Loog Oldham had formed his own orchestra to cut orchestrated versions of Stones hits, Page put together the Larry Page Orchestra for debut disc, 'Kinky Music', which similarly reconfigured the Kinks' work. A pleasant romp through first-phase Kinks classics, it is also noteworthy as an early showcase for future Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Tired Of Waiting For You 02. Come On Now 03. Something Better Beginning 04. You Really Got Me 05. Dont Ever Change 06. Got My Feet On The Ground 07. All Day And All Of The Night 08. One Fine Day 09. Just Cant Go To Sleep 10. Revenge 11. I Took My Baby Home 12. Ev'rybodys Gonna Be Happy


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-04-2019
Item # : 526181     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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10 - SANDY COAST - SHIPWRECK - (LP) 
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Pioneering Dutch quartet Sandy Coast formed in the town of Voorburg, near Den Haag, in 1961. Early work found release on a series of singles on the Delta label during the mid-1960s. referencing an American pop-rock sound, framed by choral harmonies; soon, the evolving close harmony of songs like 'We'll Meet Again' saw them edging towards the realm of the Moody Blues, while 'Milk And Tranquilers' was based more strongly on a rhythm-and-blues framework. Moving to the Relax label in 1967, they began issuing spacious psychedelic songs such as 'Capital Punishment,' and their debut album 'From The Workshop' was thoroughly in psychedelia mode. Larry Page issued sophomore album 'Shipwreck' in 1969, the disc an early concept album focussing on a lengthy suite that recounted a doomed voyage, captained by one Derrick Holmes in 1779. Much of the rest of the album recalls the spacey sounds of King Crimson, but there is also raw blues, psychedelic pop-rock, and an individual reading of Paul McCartney's 'Eleanor Rigby.'

TRACKLISTING: 01. Shipwreck: Overture/departure/shipwreck/saved/hope & Despair/land/the End 02. I May Happily Forget 03. North Canadian Paradise 04. Blue Blackmans Blues 05. Advice 06. Timothy 07. Re Re Le Loup 08. Deep Down Down* 09. Back To The City* 10. Eleanor Rigby* 11. In My Opinion*


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 15-04-2019
Item # : 526187     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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11 - ST. JOHN, BRIDGET - ASK ME NO QUESTIONS - (LP) 
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Blessed with a distinctive voice largely defined by a rich, cello-like timbre, the English singer and guitarist Bridget St John was brought to the attention of the adventurous guitarist John Martyn by fellow singer Robin Frederick and after being introduced to him by Martyns poet friend, Pete Roch, was championed by BBC Radio disc jockey John Peel, who formed the Dandelion label in 1969 (with Elektra record-plugger Clive Selwood) specifically to issue St Johns music. Recorded in a brief session that lasted for some nine or ten hours, debut album Ask Me No Questions features Martyn on second guitar on opener "To Be Without A Hitch" and the equally chilling "Curl Your Toes," as well as the haunting title track, while future Fairport Convention and Soft Machine member Ric Sanders appears on "Lizard Tongue Boy" and "Many Happy Returns."

TRACKLISTING: 01. To B Without A Hitch 02. Autumn Lullaby 03. Curl Your Toes 04. Like Never Before 05. The Curious Crystals Of Unusual Purity 06. Barefeet And Hot Pavements 07. I Like To Be With You In The Sun 08. Lizard-long-tongue Boy 09. Hello Again (of Course) 10. Many Happy Returns 11. Broken Faith 12. Ask Me No Questions


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-12-2019
Item # : 538258     
Availability: IN STOCK
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12 - STEEL MILL - GREEN EYED GOD - (LP) 
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Fabled British prog-rock band Steel Mill was formed in Wandsworth, a working-class district of south London, during the late 1960s, after singer/keyboardist David Morris began working with saxophonist/flautist John Challenger, who had played with folk group, The Garret Singers, the initial Mill line-up completed once they were joined by former Roadrunners Colin Short on drums, Derek Chandler on bass and Terry Williams on guitar. The nascent band rehearsed for about one year, playing very few live gigs, before cutting demos in April 1970, their pensive sound miles away from the British blues blueprint that then dominated London, though there was the occasional hard-rock element beneath their pastoral prog. By the time that proper recording sessions were booked at Marquee Studios to cut a single with producer John Schroeder (who had worked with countless acts, including The Shadows and Status Quo), Short had been replaced by former Rumplestiltskin drummer Ricky "Rupert" Baer. The resultant single "Green Eyed God" surfaced on Penny Farthing in 1971 and although it only managed to reach number 51 on the British charts, the song hit number 17 in Germany. By the time further sessions were arranged at Delane Lea studios to yield a debut LP, the groups rhythm section now featured bassist Jeff Watts and drummer Chris "The Rat" Martin. Somehow, Penny Farthing wasnt very impressed by the album itself, leading to its initial release in Germany via Bellaphon; it did not receive a British release until 3 years later, by which time there had been further line-up changes and a shift towards Glam. Nevertheless, Green Eyed God remains an enticing slice of little-known prog, unjustly ignored at its time of creation.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Blood Runs Deep 5:05 02. Summers Child 4:20 03. Mijo And The Laying Of The Witch 7:43 04. Treadmill 3:52 05. Green Eyed God 9:00 06. Turn The Page Over 3:50 07. Black Jewel Of The Forest 6:03 08. Har Fleur 0:50


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-09-2019
Item # : 535991     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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13 - VARIOUS - THE SIGNAL TO NOISE SET - (LP) 
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The ultra-rare various artists release The Signal To Noise Set, issued in small numbers in 1984 on Londons short-lived Only A Revolution label, showcased the Australian variant of minimalist wave, analogue synth-pop. The eleven exclusives featured on the compilation are all prime examples of Australias synth band underground, and although each group was totally unknown outside of their sphere of influence, some have gone on to attain legendary status. Opening track "The Great X1" comes from Melbournes Infomatix, an art-school group armed with a four-track and a battery of electronic goodies, including a Roland SH-101, a Korg MS-20 and plenty of processed guitar. Aussie techno pioneers Modern Jazz was the brainchild of the multi-instrumentalist (and future Einstnde Neubauten collaborator) known as Ash Wednesday, a veteran of the Adelaide-born, Melbourne-based punk band JAB (as well as Models, The Metronomes and electro group Thealonian Music); the Modern Jazz project was based on randomly generated electronic pulses, with a shifting line-up, featuring Lyn Gordon on vocals and Andrew Phillpott on synth. Experimental duo Second Glance is comprised of members of Modern Jazz and Gilded Youth, and there are tracks by Melbourne trios Shanghai Au Go-Go and Human Backs plus Adelaide five-piece Nuvo Bloc, while experimental duo Dono-Detti are allocated three songs of their own. Overall, this provides a fine introduction to a little-known Aussie fringe scene, captured shortly after its inception.


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 13-09-2019
Item # : 535990     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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14 - ZIOR - ZIOR - (LP) 
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British blues-rock quartet Zior had their roots in the bourgeoning R&B scene that arose during the late 1960s in the southeast coastal city of Southend; they built a strong reputation in live performance, opting for 'happenings' in the style of Hawkwind and Pink Floyd that went beyond mere musical events. By the time they recorded their self-titled debut album, issued on Larry Page's short-lived Nepentha label in 1971, they were clearly influenced by the emergent hard rock/heavy metal scene of the West Midlands, drawing from Black Sabbath's discordant riffs and occult influences, along with shrill vocal attacks in Led Zeppelin mode; there were shades of Steppenwolf and the odd Doors-sounding keyboard riff as well (and the Black Sabbath link was heightened by an album design from Keith McMillan, who was responsible for Black Sabbath's debut cover too). The resultant Zior is a varied ride through different kinds of rock terrain, from blues rock to hard rock and on to whimsical psychedelia and prog-rock, making it hard to classify. Though this debut LP should have heralded a bright beginning, misfortune seemed to dog the band from the start; other recordings were released under the name Monument, the band members listed under aliases, and a second album, 'Every Inch A Man', was issued in Germany after Zior's breakup in 1973, without the band's knowledge or permission.

TRACKLISTING: 01. I Really Do 02. Za Za Za Zilda 03. Loves Desire 04. New Land 05. Now Im Sad 06. Give Me Love 07. Quabala 08. Oh Mariya 09. Your Life Will Burn 10. I Was Fooling 11. Before My Eyes Go Blind 12. Rolling Thunder


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 19-04-2019
Item # : 526197     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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