The long-awaited official release of these rare early songs from Nick Drake – home recordings done before his three classic albums on Island Records, somewhat restored and remastered by his original sound engineer! The quality here is a fair bit better than most of the bootlegs from these ... read moreCD
The essential first album from Dream Syndicate – one of the great rock albums of it's time and the very foundation for many other great ones to follow! Moody and real, this is ranscendent stuff that ignored the rock and pop trends of the early 80s, production wise, and carried stronger ... read moreCD
Great work from Lesley Duncan – British singer/songwriter from the late 60s, whose greatest claim to fame was probably her "Love Song", from Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection album – but who's more than great enough here as a lead act! Duncan worked as a backup singer for ... read moreCD
A seminal early album from Ian Dury – recorded before his funky dancefloor crossover work, and a key link between those sides and his earlier pub rock years. Dury's wonderfully deadpan vocal approach is already very firmly in place – and in fact perhaps sounds even flatter and more ... read moreCD
One of the great ones from Ian Dury – a record that goes way beyond simple quirky rock, and explodes with some wonderful jazzy touches! The sound here is totally great – very much in the sway of Chaz Jankel's musical direction, and filled with great bits on sax, keyboards, and guitar ... read moreCD
A double CD reissue of Ian Dury & The Blockheads infamous laughter LP originally released on the legendary Stiff Records – featuring a wealth of outtakes and bonus material! Ian's gravelly voiced stories and gibberish and the loose, funky and sarcastic post disco/soul backing by the ... read moreCD
One of the most incredible rock albums of all time – Dylan's sprawling, shambling, poetic genius at its most revolutionary if you ask us – the landmark Blonde On Blonde! It's got that surrealistic, 4AM and still bursting with creativity kind of feeling that he'd never even try to find ... read moreCD
Dylan cherry-picks the Sinatra songbook – with much better results than you might expect – stripping the 50s and 60s gloss that made perfect sense when interpreted by Ol' Blue Eyes, and bringing to light the more intimate charms that the songs carry at their core. Bob's voice is ... read moreCD
Dylan & The Band's legendary Basement Tapes – those amazing late 60s Woodstock recordings – and an album that was a classic long before it was officially released in the mid 70s! Bootleg after bootleg of some these recordings might have sold enough copies on the grey market in the ... read moreCD
Rare work from the team of Donnie & Joe Emerson – first brought to light on their obscure outsider album Dreamin Wild – and here featured in a host of previously unreleased tracks! The vibe of the music follows in the same spirit as the duo's few released recordings – kind of ... read moreCD
JD Emmanuel —
Wizards ... CD Important Records, Early 80s. New Copy ...
Beautiful sounds from this underground electronician – a set of obscure recordings that are all inspired by the early 70s keyboard experiments of Terry Riley – but which take his styles into even more hypnotic territory overall! JD Emmanuel's keys are every bit as cyclical and ... read moreCD
Environmental Encroachment —
Bunny 12 ... CD Environmental Encroachment, 2012. Used ...
A later one from Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and The Faces – coming at a time when Rod was ready to bust out and be a superstar on his own – but the group still had one more amazing album together in Ooh La La! A great mix of trademark ragged rockers – plus a few tighter, less ... read moreCD
An incredible concept album from the end of the 60s – the only set we've ever seen by The Family Tree, but a record of baroque brilliance that sits beautifully with some of the best of its generation! The session was recorded at the same time as Nilsson's classic Aerial Ballet – with ... read moreCD
Solo work from Michael Fennelly – not exactly a household name, but an artist who's well-remembered for his work in Curt Boettcher's Millennium and the later group – getting some strong post-Zombies production work from Chris White, and some extra help on the record from Rod Argent! ... read moreCD
Bryan Ferry —
Taxi ... CD Reprise, 1993. Used ...
Punk meets ska in the first wave of American acts to follow on the Two Tone revival. 6 tracks on this debut, more of an EP than an LP, including "Ugly", "Another Generation" "? (Modern Industry)", "Party At Ground Zero", "VTTLOTFDGF" and "Lyin' ... read moreCD
A late masterpiece from the Flaming Lips – one of their most unique and uncompromising records since they became leftfield hitmakers – and a record that works best as a whole! Embryonic is a grower, and the first record since The Soft Bulletin which, to our ears anyway, doesn't seem to ... read moreCD