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Principal Edwards Magic TheatreWorks 1969 to 1971 – Albums, Demos, BBC Sessions, & Live Recordings (3CD set) ... CD
Dandelion/Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $11.99
A triple header of music from this legendary group – two albums, and a bonus disc of rare material too! First up is the group's self-titled set – one that also goes under the name of Soundtrack – a record that's a bit folksy, a bit psychedelic, and certainly trippy and theatrical enough to get the attention of even the most jaded popster in the 60s – Principal Edwards Magic Theatre were a completely unique group who had the extra benefit of strong early support from legendary BBC DJ John Peel, who produced the album for his own Dandelion label! There's a sound here that's eerie and almost ancient at times – that post-hippie sensitivity to the past, often expressed here with folksy instrumentation and poetic themes, but never in a mode that's too dippy or silly. At some level, a few of these tunes have the same fragile folksy mode as the Bridget St John records on Dandelion – but overall, the sound is much looser, freer, and more collaborative. Titles include "Enigmatic Insomniac Machine", "Third Sonnet To Sundry Notes Of Music", "To A Broken Guitar", and "Death of Don Quixote". Next is The Asmoto Running Band – the second album from Principal Edwards Magic Theatre – and arguably even better than the first, thanks to some really focused production from Nick Mason! The sound here has more of the building elements of psychedelia you'd expect from Mason's history with Pink Floyd – and a bit less of the flowery looseness of Principal Edwards' debut – and the new focus is a really welcome addition, as it helps the group find a new level of power in their music they might never have attained! There's still plenty of folksy instrumentation and trippy themes in the tunes – but the guitars are more electric, the studio tricks more dynamic, and the overall record is a much more pleasing bit of ear candy that stands up well to the test of time. Titles include "Freef", "Total Glycerol Esther", "Mc Alpine's Dream", and "Asmoto Running Band". CD 3 features a huge amount of unreleased material – including some BBC Top Gear sessions, some Live At Hampstead tracks, and demos – plus the bonus tracks "Lament For The Earth" and "Ballad Of The Big Girl Now & The Mere Boy". CD
 
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James White & The BlacksSax Maniac ... LP
Animal, 1982. Near Mint- ... $19.99
It's the early 80s and James Chance is still at it, peddling a no wave post punk groove that hews a little closer to the rhythmic side of things, but still with a refreshingly abrasive approach. Not as overtly funky as the Kid Creole remixes that ended up on the Ze 12"s, but still with a nice groove underneath the clamor that's keeping you awake. 7 tracks: "Irresistible Impulse", "That Old Black Magic", "Disco Jaded", "Money To Burn", "Sax Maniac", "Sax Machine" and "The Twitch". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes newspaper clippings.)

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✨✧ Laura NyroLittle Magic A Little Kindness – The Complete Mono Albums Collection (More Than A New Discovery/Eli & The Thirteenth Confession/bonus track ... CD
Columbia/Real Gone, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two full early albums from Laura Nyro – both presented here in their rare mono mixes, with bonus tracks too! First up is More Than A New Discovery – Laura Nyro's first album ever! Even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Flim Flam Man", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". Eli & The Thirteenth Confession is groundbreaking work from Laura Nyro – exactly the kind of record that sums up the unique genius in her music! The record's not folk, not pop, not soul, nor jazz vocals – but a new sort of style that draws a bit from all those genres, and comes up with a bold new approach that opened the door for countless other female singers in years to come. Despite the fame of the record, and many attempts to copy its genius over the years, Nyro is completely without cliche here – unique in her approach and presentation of the material, and as personally possessed as she is fragile and introspective. Arrangements are by Charlie Calello, and really get the spirit of the tunes right – and titles include "Luckie", "Lonely Women", "Emmie", "Timer", "Eli's Comin", "December's Boudouir", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Woman's Blues", and "Once It Was Alright Now". Bonus tracks include "Stone End (single version with alt lyrics)", "Eli's Comin (single version)", and "Save The Country (single version)". CD

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VariousBBC Late Junction Sessions – Unpopular Music (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2016. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Even after all these years, the BBC is still a magical place of experimentation and new discovery – as you'll hear in this special release of recordings from the Late Junction programme on Radio 3! The show strives to bring together artists with different backgrounds – and gives them the space and resources to create new music together – sounds that span scenes and styles, while crossing music and national borders – in collaborations that are as breathtaking as they are beautiful! The album opens up with plenty of surprises – and titles include "People Folk" by Tinariwen and Tunng, "Citius Altius" by Simon Fisher Turner and Martin Baker, "Where The Heart Is" by Kate Tempest and Elysian String Quartet, "Piece No 5" by John Paul Jones and Erland Dahlen, "Drilling An Ocean For You" by AGF and Gudrun Gut, "Greenwich Pier" by Ana Silvera and Maya Youssef, and "Talibe" by Diabel Cisscokho, Dadialy Koyate, and Finn Peters. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ HousemartinsLondon 0 Hull 4 ... LP
Go! Discs (UK), 1986. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jangle pop masterpiece from The Housemartins – a melodic mid 80s effort that still sounds incredible, and a record that's the very definition of deceptive simplicity in indie pop – with layers and layers of depth underneath the charismatic lead vocals, choruses, chiming guitars & rhythm! There's both spiritual and political resonance in these songs the might have flown right over our heads as kids, but then and now, it still works magically as effervescent pop. To put it simply, this belongs in the 80s indie pantheon with the Smiths and other top shelf groups of the time. Fantastic! Titles include "Happy Hour", "Get Up Off Our Knees", "Flag Day", "Anxious", "Reverends Revenge", "Sitting On A Fence", "Sheep", "Over There", "We're Not Deep", "Lean On Me" and "Freedom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 3 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP
Circle (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Mod mania all the way through and through – a sublime third set from the New Untouchables scene – every bit as wonderful as the first two! Like those great collections, this one's built up from rare mod singles of the 60s – obscure gritty grooves awash in fuzzy guitars, burning Hammond, and heavy drums – often in a space that's uniquely somewhere between rock, funk, and soul! A few of the names here are familiar, but as on previous volumes, most of the artists are completely new to our ears – which makes the "discovery" factor of the set every bit as great as the music. Most tunes are upbeat and romping – sure to please fans of funkier rock work – and titles include "Snakeskin" by Julie Felix, "Looking For Something Better" by Rodys, "Music Man" by Fire & Ice, "Abba" by The Paragons, "Si Je Buvais Moins" by Douglas, ", "Strange Magic" by Claude Bolling, "Hold Up Inusite" by Joanna, "A Minor Explosion" by Don Shinn & The Soul Agents, and "Flashback" by The Noon Express. (Funky Compilations, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Image shown is from CD, LP has 16 tracks.)
 
 
 



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