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John Berberian & The Middle Eastern EnsembleMiddle Eastern Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $31.99
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's even trippier than you'd guess from its cover! The album's one of the few "jazz meets world" sets that really gets things right – bringing together different global elements to come up with a sound that's wonderfully new and fresh – and which moves the whole thing way past its roots in Turkish, Greek, Armenian, and North African styles! Joe Beck plays some great electric guitar on the record – but the main string focus is on the oud, which Berberian uses with this exotic tinge that rivals the instrument in the hands of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on his own albums like this. The lineup also includes tenor and other reeds from Souren Baronian, plus other percussion, and nice use of electric bass to hold the whole groove together – and titles include "The Oud & The Fuzz", "Tranquility", "Chem-oo-Chem", "Iron Maiden", "Flying Hye", "3/8=5/8=8/8", and "The Magic Ground". (Global Grooves, Rock) CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 3 – Live In Concert ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $24.99
A wonderful little album from Tim Hardin – a live session that perfectly sums up all the brilliance of his previous two Verve records, but with an even more intimate, personal vibe! Hardin reprises some of his previous tunes, but also adds in a few more – and works with a very cool lineup that features jazz musicians Mike Manieri on vibes, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Warren Berhardt on piano and clavinet – all of whom really unlock those great currents in Tim's music – the darkness at the bottom, but the redemptive passages that flow through some of the sadness as well. Tim himself sounds amazing – maybe even more heartbreaking than before, given the lack of fuller arrangements – and titles include "Danville Dame", "Smugglin Man", "Lenny's Tune", "Black Sheep Boy", "Don't Make Promises", "Reason To Believe", "You Upset The Grace Of Living When You Lie", "Red Balloon", and "Tribute To Hank Williams". CD
Also available Tim Hardin 3 – Live In Concert ... LP 19.99

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 3 – Live In Concert ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
A wonderful little album from Tim Hardin – a live session that perfectly sums up all the brilliance of his previous two Verve records, but with an even more intimate, personal vibe! Hardin reprises some of his previous tunes, but also adds in a few more – and works with a very cool lineup that features jazz musicians Mike Manieri on vibes, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Warren Berhardt on piano and clavinet – all of whom really unlock those great currents in Tim's music – the darkness at the bottom, but the redemptive passages that flow through some of the sadness as well. Tim himself sounds amazing – maybe even more heartbreaking than before, given the lack of fuller arrangements – and titles include "Danville Dame", "Smugglin Man", "Lenny's Tune", "Black Sheep Boy", "Don't Make Promises", "Reason To Believe", "You Upset The Grace Of Living When You Lie", "Red Balloon", and "Tribute To Hank Williams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Tim Hardin 3 – Live In Concert ... CD 24.99

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✨✧ Tim HardinTim Hardin 4 ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Tim Hardin's last album for Verve – and a record that has a bit of a different vibe than his previous three sets! Although still in folksy territory, Tim's really drawn a lot from blues as well – and the set adds in some electric guitar riffing and harmonica, to emphasize the blusier currents of the new tunes that Hardin penned for the album! Most of the tracks have a different spirit than before – maybe more of sense of pride and person than some of the bluer-tinged material that Tim first gave us – but amidst the brasher phrasing, there's still that unmistakable Hardin quality of humanity – a vibe that gives the whole thing a very different feel than other bluesy material of the time. Titles include "I Can't Slow Down", "Airmobile", "Whiskey Whiskey", "Ain't Gonna Do Without", and "Hello Baby" – plus versions of "Bo Diddley" and "Seventh Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Tim Hardin 4 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 4 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $23.99
Tim Hardin's last album for Verve – and a record that has a bit of a different vibe than his previous three sets! Although still in folksy territory, Tim's really drawn a lot from blues as well – and the set adds in some electric guitar riffing and harmonica, to emphasize the blusier currents of the new tunes that Hardin penned for the album! Most of the tracks have a different spirit than before – maybe more of sense of pride and person than some of the bluer-tinged material that Tim first gave us – but amidst the brasher phrasing, there's still that unmistakable Hardin quality of humanity – a vibe that gives the whole thing a very different feel than other bluesy material of the time. Titles include "I Can't Slow Down", "Airmobile", "Whiskey Whiskey", "Ain't Gonna Do Without", and "Hello Baby" – plus versions of "Bo Diddley" and "Seventh Son". CD features 7 bonus tracks – including "Nobody Loves You", "Rolling Stone", "You Got A Reputation", "Keep Your Hands Off Her", "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover", and "Hootchi Kootchie Man". CD
Also available Tim Hardin 4 ... LP 19.99

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Richie HavensSomething Else Again ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The genius of Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Mark KnopflerTracker (Deluxe Limited Edition) ... LP
Verve, 2015. Sealed 2LP + CD + DVD Box S ... $59.99
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✨✧ Nellie McKayNormal As Blueberry Pie – A Tribute To Doris Day ... CD
Verve, 2009. Used ... $3.99
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Larry MurraySweet Country Sweet ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $22.99
A beautifully moody record from Larry Murray – an artist you might guess as being a country rocker from the title and his cowboy hat on the back cover – but one who, like some of the best from this generation, really has a lot more to offer overall! Murray's working here in hip territory on the Verve Forecast label – with a bit of twang in some of the instrumentation, but much deeper singer/songwriter currents overall – that rare mix of styles that only a rare few were able to take to the charts in the time, while so many others like Larry languished at the bottom ends of the record racks, even though their work was equally great. Instrumentation is by an intimate array of talents who include JD Souther and Paul Parrish – and backing vocals are from Swampwater on a few tracks too. Titles include "Headed For The Country", "Big Bayou", "Sweet Country Suite", "Dakota", "Bugler", "Mora's Boy", and "When I See Jamie". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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Bruce PalmerCycle Is Complete ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $49.99
Plum off the deep end folk and psychedelia steeped grooves from deposed Buffalo Springfield bass player Bruce Palmer – a weird one recorded for Verve Forecast – with a '69 copyright date, but we think may have been sat on until '71! It's got 4 songs on it, 3 of them quite long, and to say it's a far cry from Buffalo Springfield would be an understatement. It's unlike anything else, but it does remind us a little of Astral Weeks (don't burn us for sacrilege, please), not at all in the vocals, but for bits of flute folk & free jazz exploration in the arrangements. Titles include "Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse", "Interlude", "Oxo" and "Calm Before The Storm". LP, Vinyl record album

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Righteous BrothersUnchained Melody – The Very Best Of The Righteous Brothers ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $3.99
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Velvet UndergroundAnother View – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings ... CD
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
A follow-up to the VU album – and like that one, a mid 80s set that brings together material that the Velvet Underground recorded in the late 60s for Verve, but which remained unissued for years! The work here's a bit less top-shelf than that on VU – sometimes a bit more rough around the edges, and slightly more unformed – but like all Velvets from this point, the music's all still plenty darn essential, and almost outdoes most of what was to come on Loaded. Titles include an original version of "Rock & Roll", 2 takes on "Hey Mr Rain", and the tracks "We're Gonna Have A Goodtime Together", "I'm Gonna Move Right In", "Coney Island Steeplechase", "Ferryboat Bill", "Ride Into The Sun", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love (inst)". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Another View – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP 24.99

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Velvet UndergroundAnother View – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve/Polygram, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A follow-up to the VU album – and like that one, a mid 80s set that brings together material that the Velvet Underground recorded in the late 60s for Verve, but which remained unissued for years! The work here's a bit less top-shelf than that on VU – sometimes a bit more rough around the edges, and slightly more unformed – but like all Velvets from this point, the music's all still plenty darn essential, and almost outdoes most of what was to come on Loaded. Titles include an original version of "Rock & Roll", 2 takes on "Hey Mr Rain", and the tracks "We're Gonna Have A Goodtime Together", "I'm Gonna Move Right In", "Coney Island Steeplechase", "Ferryboat Bill", "Ride Into The Sun", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing from the 80s, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a light crease on one corner.)
Also available Another View – A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings ... CD 3.99

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)We're Only In It For The Money ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa – one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here – still some of the snide edges of the early years, but also really learning their craft as well – and stretching out under Zappa's direction into a pastiche of songs that explore the anxieties and inanities of late 60s America! Frank produced the whole thing with an approach that others wouldn't reach for years – shifting styles, instrumentation, and sound sources with effortless ease – over tracks that include "Hot Poop", "The Idiot Bastard", "Lonely Little Girl", "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance", "Harry You're A Beast", "Mom & Dad", "Who Needs The Peace Corps", and "Flower Punk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and half split top seam.)

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✨✧ CaravanCaravan ... LP
Verve (UK), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Later UK pressing on MGM.)

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✨✧ Jim & JeanPeople World ... LP
Verve/Forecast, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ NicoChelsea Girl (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light strings that really help Nico depart from the sound of her work with The Velvet Underground. This style adds a new level of sophistication to her vocals, and really helps in her interpretation of the unusual material culled for the set – tunes that include a few key numbers by old partners in The Velvets, as well as some especially great tracks by a young Jackson Browne – a romantic interest of Nico at the time! The whole thing's incredible – on a par with the best from Scott Walker during the same stretch, although very different overall – and a key entry in the darker side of the non-hippie end of the 60s spectrum. Titles include "These Days", "It Was A Pleasure Then", "Eulogy To Lenny Bruce", and the incredible title cut, "Chelsea Girls". Fantastic! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CaravanCaravan (stereo & mono mixes with bonus track) ... CD
Deram/Verve, 1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Righteous BrothersGo Ahead & Cry ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundVelvet Underground (3rd LP) ... CD
Verve, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
The incredible third album from The Velvet Underground – and maybe our favorite of all their albums together – even though this one is far less weird or experimental than the rest! After their initial foray with Nico, and their bombastic sonic experiments on White Light/White Heat, the VU hit this wonderfully subtle territory here – these really personal, moody songs that still have all the knowledge of the wilder sounds of previous records, but which take those farther reaches and bring them back to more focused songwriting – with results that are completely sublime! There's no side-long jams, nor any fuzzy freakouts – but instead, the album's filled with these wonderful songs that really show Lou Reed really honing his craft – able to touch on all the seamy edges of late 60s counterculture, without ever having to hit you over the head – and likewise, the band's instrumentation has this way of using all their wider knowledge of noise and sound in these really refined ways – at a level that opened the door for so many other generations to come. The result is a masterpiece all the way through – and every track is a landmark of dark genius – on titles that include "Pale Blue Eyes", "After Hours", "I'm Set Free", "That's The Story Of My Life", "Candy Says", "What Goes On", and "Jesus". CD
 
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✨✧ Kenny RankinMind Dusters ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A brilliant record – Kenny Rankin's first, and a really unique mix of styles that's completely different from his more famous later albums! The album has a gentle folksy style with touches of jazz – a bit like some of Tim Hardin's work for Verve, but without as much of a sad loser finish. Arrangements are by the great Artie Schroeck, and they're a mix of jazz, strings, acoustic guitar – all wrapped up in the light and breezy style of Artie's great late 60s work on Verve. Rankin's voice has a really unique quality – sparkling with a harmonic mode that's got definite ties to folk, but bubbling with the jazzy phrasing that you'd expect to hear more from Tim Buckley or Nick Drake. Titles include "Cotton Candy Sandman", "The Dolphin", "Every Passing Moment", "In Never Changes", "Song For A Winter's Night", "The Girl I Left Behind", and "Minuet". (Vocalists, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Bridget St JohnDandelion Albums & BBC Recordings Collection (Ask Me No Questions/Songs For The Gentle Man/Thank You For/Live BBC) (4CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $23.99
A massive collection of work from the legendary Bridget St John – a singer who just seems to get better and better the more we listen to her music! First up is the album Ask Me No Questions – a set with the same spare, chilling quality as Nico's first album on Verve! Like Nico, Bridget is amazingly without categorization – a folksinger initially, but one who's working here with a darkly personal quality that goes far beyond most folk work of the 60s! There's almost a Leonard Cohen-like quality to the tracks here – as they're little song-paintings in words that accomplish a tremendous amount with very little – evocative portraits and landscapes that need little more than Bridget's voice and guitar to carry them off. Titles include "Autumn Lullaby", "Like Never Before", "Barefeet & Hot Pavement", "I Like To Be With You In The Sun", "Many Happy Returns", and "Ask Me No Questions". Next is Songs For The Gentle Man – a slightly more expanded version of the sound explored on her debut! Bridget's still very much in a folk-inspired sound here – but like the work of Nick Drake and some of her contemporaries on the British scene, this album has jazzier phrasings and some slightly baroque touches on some tunes – really deepening the feel of the songs, and giving the album a dark depth that we'd easily compare with some of Drake's greatest work. Studio genius Ron Geesin produced the set with a surprising degree of subtlety – just the right amount of edgey undercurrents to unsettle the tunes nicely – never threatening Bridget's presence on the album, but augmenting the moody spectrums that already came across so nicely on the first record. Titles include "A Day A Way", "City Crazy", "Back To Stay", "Seagull Sunday", "If You'd Been There", "Song For The Laird Of Connaught Hall (part 2)", "It Seems Very Strange", and a version of Donovan's "The Pebble & The Man". Next is Thank You For – a slight shift in styles for British singer/songwriter Bridget St John – an album that shakes off a few of the folksy touches of earlier years, but still retains all the dark corners that make her work so great! A few tracks on the album have Bridget working with more traditional accompaniment, but overall most of the record still focuses strongly on voice and guitar – augmented slightly by additional instrumentation that's used sparingly, but beautifully. Most of the tracks here are still by St John – including "Nice", "Thank You For", "Happy Day", and "To Leave Your Cover" – but the album also features a few covers, like Buddy Holly's "Every Day" and Dylan's "Love Minus Zero No Limit". And the final CD features BBC recordings from 1968 to 1972 – including performances for Nite Ride, Top Gear, Peter Sarstedt, Bob Harris, and In Concert. CD

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✨✧ Velvet UndergroundLoaded ... LP
Cotillion, 1970. Very Good- ... $24.99
The end of the road for the Velvet Underground – but a set that's also one of the group's best-remembered albums too! The record marked a big shift for the group – a move to Atco from Verve, continuing to work without John Cale – and the sound is possibly more rockish and straight ahead than some of their previous efforts (certainly compared to White Light/White Heat) – but always with that dark edge that Lou Reed could bring to the music! In a way, the whole thing's almost a recasting of all the advances made in 60s rock, but seen through a lens that shows the darker corners and shadows that have crept up alongside – that kind of subtle, yet extremely powerful quality that Reed would bring to his long run of solo albums in the 70s – but served up here with more of an edge, in the definite VU fashion. Titles include the seminal classics – "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll", plus "Cool It Down", "New Age", "Head Held High", "Lonesome Cowboy Bill", "Oh Sweet Nuthin", and "I Found A Reason". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam and some marker in one corner.)
Also available Loaded – Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition (5CDs/DVD) ... CD 59.99

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Velvet UndergroundLoaded – Re-Loaded 45th Anniversary Edition (5CDs/DVD) ... CD
Cotillion, 1970. New Copy ... $59.99 79.98
The end of the road for the Velvet Underground – but a set that's also one of the group's best-remembered albums too! The record marked a big shift for the group – a move to Atco from Verve, continuing to work without John Cale – and the sound is possibly more rockish and straight ahead than some of their previous efforts (certainly compared to White Light/White Heat) – but always with that dark edge that Lou Reed could bring to the music! In a way, the whole thing's almost a recasting of all the advances made in 60s rock, but seen through a lens that shows the darker corners and shadows that have crept up alongside – that kind of subtle, yet extremely powerful quality that Reed would bring to his long run of solo albums in the 70s – but served up here with more of an edge, in the definite VU fashion. Titles include the seminal classics – "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll", plus "Cool It Down", "New Age", "Head Held High", "Lonesome Cowboy Bill", "Oh Sweet Nuthin", and "I Found A Reason". This fantastic 5CD set is overflowing with goodness – and packaged in a very cool book-style cover, similar to the other Velvets collections on Verve, with pages of notes and photos! CD1 includes the remastered stereo Loaded, with bonus tracks that include "I'm Sticking With You (rmx)", "Ocean", "I Love You", and "Ride Into The Sun"; CD2 features the rare mono promo mix of Loaded, with bonus tracks "Lonesome Cowboy Bill (unissued b-side mix)", "Who Loves The Sun (a-side mix)", "Oh Sweet Nuthin (b-side mix)", and "Rock & Roll (unissued a-side mix)"; CD3 features Loaded demos and alternate versions, with 21 unusual takes of songs on the record; CD4 features Live At Max's Kansas City in a 15-track version, completely remastered; and CD5 features the previously-unreleased Live At Second Fret Philadelphia 1970, a live performance with tracks that include "New Age", "Some Kinda Love", "Candy Says", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "What Goes On", "Head Held High", "Train Round The Bend", and "Oh Sweet Nuthin". Then, the set also features and audio-only DVD – with three mixes of the album – surround sound remis, stereo downmix, and original stereo mis as a flat transfer of the album. CD
Also available Loaded ... LP 24.99
 
 
 



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