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✨✧ Meredith MonkKey ... CD
Lovely, 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Haunting early work by Meredith Monk – recorded in 1971, and performed by a small group of vocalists – all working with Monk in an incredible presentation of her new ideas for voice! The music is already at a place that's light years ahead of most – clearly marking the singer as one of the most visionary artists of her generation – as important as Philip Glass or Steve Reich – even though the more personal presentation of Monk's music never got her into the concert hall repertoire as much as her contemporaries. Meredith plays electric organ, jews harp, and sings – and the piece is one long work that covers the entire album. (Out Sound, Rock) CD

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Blue Gene TyrannyOut Of The Blue ... CD
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 14.99
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an attempt to open up more conventional pop – but from our later perspective, the results sound a bit more like more creative work of the mainstream – although definitely with a more offbeat feel, particularly on the one instrumental jamming number. But the real standout here is the side-long track "A Letter From Home" – done for a narrator and "sampling chorus" – a really cool piece that sets the scene for Laurie Anderson, Giorno Poetry Systems, and all the other great art records that we remember so fondly from the 80s! This piece alone is worth the price of the record – but you also get the shorter cuts "For David K", "Leading A Double Life", and "Next Time Might Be Your Time". (Out Sound, Rock) CD
Also available Out Of The Blue (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Blue Gene TyrannyOut Of The Blue (with bonus download) ... LP
Lovely/Unseen Worlds, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
A compelling first album from avant composer Blue Gene Tyranny – one of the first efforts from the excellent art label Lovely Music, and a wonderful example of the left-field experimentation going on away from the punk and more familiar scenes of the time! The first half of the record is an attempt to open up more conventional pop – but from our later perspective, the results sound a bit more like more creative work of the mainstream – although definitely with a more offbeat feel, particularly on the one instrumental jamming number. But the real standout here is the side-long track "A Letter From Home" – done for a narrator and "sampling chorus" – a really cool piece that sets the scene for Laurie Anderson, Giorno Poetry Systems, and all the other great art records that we remember so fondly from the 80s! This piece alone is worth the price of the record – but you also get the shorter cuts "For David K", "Leading A Double Life", and "Next Time Might Be Your Time". (Out Sound, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Out Of The Blue ... CD 10.99
 
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✨✧ Marisa AndersonMercury ... LP
Mississippi, 2013. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lovely instrumental work from Marisa Anderson – guitar sounds both acoustic and electric, played in a style that's certainly folksy – but often a bit less traditional than you might expect! There's these cool darker tones around the edges here – a quality that maybe starts with John Fahey, but also echoes some of the more simply expressive solo guitar work of the post-punk generation – especially on the electrified numbers that let the fuzz ring out around the edges, and really help the tunes take shape. The album's quite unique, and very different than most of the contemporary guitar underground – and titles include "The New Country", "Sinks & Rises", "Galax", "Red Sky", "Embudo", "Trinity", "Mojave", and "Furnace Creek". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AntenaCamino Del Sol ... LP
Numero, Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Bebel Gilberto eat your heart out – Antena explored the same electric-bossa territory you did, nearly 20 years before your first big record! The group were a short-lived French outfit who were one of the shining jewels in the crown of the lovely label Les Disques Du Crepuscule during the early 80s – and were a real breath of fresh air in the post-punk years with their light and jazzy approach to the groove. As you'll hear in this set, Antena's style borrows a lot from the bossa, but also throws in some wonderful poppish touches – including jangly guitars recorded in a similar mode to some of the other French/European indie groups of the time, and a slight darkness in production that almost gives a Martin Hannett-like undercurrent to the whole set. The group's album Camino Del Sol has been lovingly reissued with a great set of notes, as well as a series of bonus tracks from an additional ep – making for a beautiful 14 track package that will really help you rediscover this nearly-lost group! Titles include "Sissexa", "To Climb The Cliff", "Camino Del Sol", "Bye Bye Papaye", "Noelle A Hawaii", "The Boy From Ipanema", "Seaside Weekend", "Frantz", and "Ingenuous". LP, Vinyl record album

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AquarianaAquariana ... LP
Drag City, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
An incredible side chapter of the enigmatic Source Family – the ethereal singer Aquariana – an artist with a voice as lovely as her name! Some tunes are spare and simple – with just a bit of piano and this fragile little voice – while others are a bit more righteous, with Aquariana singing like some of the best underground folk artists of the time – but even more expressively, and with a range that's really mindblowing. Tunes are often quite narrative in structure, and some of the more pointed numbers have this personal appeal that almost feels like the best material from the big singer/songwriter generation – had it received fuller arrangements and production. Limited LP issue features all these lost gems, and some nice notes on the lady too – and titles include "One Love", "Forget About The Past", "Ancient One", "Rise Oh Mighty Soul", "Awaken Us", "Come Forth", "Walking Together", and "Oh My Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, with hype sticker.)

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono EU 180 gram Parlophone pressing! Includes the insert and printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Apple/Universal (Japan), 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". CD
(Out of print, 2014 SHM-CD pressing – a beautiful gatefold edition with printed inner sleeve, replica insert, and large booklet – in the original packaging with obi and red Japanese hype sticker!)
Also available Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP 31.99

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BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP
Capitol/Apple, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 35.99
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". Includes the new stereo mix by Giles Martin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition picture disc.)

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✨✧ BeatlesSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (picture disc) ... LP
Capitol, 1967. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to deny the lasting power of this crucial album from The Beatles – a set that unleashed some of their trippiest sounds and most tender moments too! The mix of wit and honesty is wonderful – and the sonic range is dynamic as the archetypal cover image – a package that's had an undeniable impact on modern music for the past few decades! Titles include "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds", "She's Leaving Home", "Lovely Rita", "When I'm Sixty Four", "A Day In The Life", and "Fixing A Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s pressing, the die-cut cover. Shrinkwrap has some aging and a Limited Edition sticker.)

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✨✧ Joanna BroukSpace Between ... LP
Numero, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A rare treasure from that time when experimental music was sometimes getting lost in the shuffle next to new age records in the racks – partly because an album like this was only ever issued on cassette, which kept it away from some of the more serious sides of the record stores! Side one of the record features the really lovely title track – "The Space Between" – a cut that features piano contributions from Bill Maraldo, who was also at Mills College with Joanna Brouk – the latter of whom works this spare sonic magic that really transforms the acoustic keys in a great way! Side two features three shorter numbers, all very cool – with moog, saron, and electric piano from Brouk – on titles "Chimes & Bells", "Winter Chimes", and "Golden Cloud Layers". (Out Sound, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bob CarpenterSilent Passage ... LP
Warner, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
The rare solo album from Canadian singer-songwriter Bob Carpenter – a really lovely record that mixes Bob's gritty folk rock tunes with some sweeter studio touches! The album was recorded from the early to mid 70s, had a troubled release history and deserved better – but over the years it's really grown to legendary proportions, thanks to a huge amount of underground supporters around the world. Carpenter's music is an endearing mix of gruff lead vocals with honest emotion and no-nonsense acoustic guitars – and although some tunes have a slightly bigger sound, with keyboard, strings, and some slight backing vocals (including work from Emmylou Harris), the core energy of the record still comes strongly from Bob himself. Titles include "Miracle Man", "Silent Passage", "Old Friends", "First Sight", "Morning Train", "Gypsy Down", "Before My Time", and "Now And Then". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on No Quarter.)

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Johnny Cash & June CarterCarryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter ... LP
Columbia, 1967. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Johnny's first album collaboration with his soon-to-be wife June Carter, and it's a nice one! Carryin' On has it's share of sweet, lovely moments shared by the two, but also has a lot more cool 60s oddball touches than one would expect. The couple cover Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and two Ray Charles tunes, "I Got A Woman" and "What I Say". All three sound pretty strange coming out of hard-nosed Johnny, and prove to be quite fun and endearing, and very indicative of the freedom he had at Columbia to do whatever the heck he wanted. Other tracks include "Shantytown", "Pack Up Your Sorrows", "Jackson", "What A Good Thing We Had", and "No, No, No". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Johnny Cash & June CarterCarryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (remastered edition) ... CD
Columbia/Legacy, 1967. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Johnny first album collaboration with his soon-to-be wife June Carter, and it's a nice one! Carryin' On has it's share of sweet, lovely moments shared by the two, but also has a lot more cool 60s oddball touches than one would expect. The couple cover Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" and two Ray Charles tunes, "I Got A Woman" and "What I Say". All three sound pretty strange coming out of hard-nosed Johnny, and prove to be quite fun and endearing, and very indicative of the freedom he had at Columbia to do whatever the heck he wanted. Other tracks include "Shantytown", "Pack Up Your Sorrows", "Jackson", "What A Good Thing We Had", and "No, No, No". Includes two bonus tracks from the sessions, and new liner notes by old pal Carl Perkins. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD
Also available Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter ... LP 24.99

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Mike CooperOh Really/Do I Know You/Trout Steel/Places I Know/Machine Gun Co (plus bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Dawn/BGO (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
An amazing legacy in music from Mike Cooper – a British musician who started out in the world of folk blues, but never ended up moving towards some of the rockish modes of his contemporaries – instead finding his very own sort of special space in the freedom allowed by the Dawn Records label! The set begins with the very spare Oh Really – a set that has Mike Cooper mostly on guitar and vocals, in a style that's part Piedmont, part Delta blues – but also given a more folksy spin, and graced with Cooper's unusual vocals – almost making the whole thing feel like a spare acoustic version of Canned Heat territory – with titles that include "Maggie Campbell", "Saturday Blues", "Electric Chair", "Crow Jane", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". Do I Know you is a record that follows up with a sound that's maybe a bit fuller than Mike Cooper's debut, but still relatively spare – with Mike on acoustic guitar and slide guitar, Harry Miller on bass (really great bass, by the way!), and Poor Little Anne on a bit of vocals. Miller brings these deep tones to the record that really transform things – and titles include "Do I Know You", "Start Of A Journey", "First Song", "Theme In C", and "The Link". Trout Steel is a beautiful set from the British scene at the start of the 70s – a record that's got a fairly folksy tone, but lots of jazzy currents as well! The set was issued on the seminal Dawn Records label – and really shows that imprint's commitment to the left side of the spectrum – as Mike Cooper's vocals and acoustic guitar come into play with more guitar from Stefan Grossman – plus alto sax from Mike Osborne, tenor and soprano from Alan Skidmore, piano from John Taylor, and bass from the late Harry Miller – all key players on the UK avant jazz scene of the time! The mix of these players with Cooper's core inspiration is not unlike some of the most progressive material coming from Island Records – or, even better, the special jazzy moments on records by Tim Buckley or Tim Hardin – company that Cooper could very easily keep, given the strength of his songwriting. Titles include "Don't Talk Too Fast", "On My Way", "Hope You See", "Weeping Rose", "Trout Steel", "I've Got Mine", "That's How", and "Pharoah's March". Places I Know blends Cooper's acoustic guitar and rootsy vocals with some very compelling arrangements from Mike Gibbs – the British jazz talent who was already known for his larger ensemble creations at the time, but who works here in these really subtle ways – to inflect Cooper's core inspirations with just some slight instrumental colors, tones, and phrases on most numbers – while Cooper brings in the core Machine Gun Co group on a few more. The result is a record that's way more than familiar folk – and arguably a lot hipper than most of the British acid folk of the time, too – on titles that include "Night Journey", "Paper & Smoke", "Country Water", "Time To Time", "Goodbye Blues Goodbye", and "Places I Know". The Machine Gun Co album is a partner record to Places I Know – recorded in the same sessions, but with tracks that are longer, and even more openly expressive – all with backings from the sweet Machine Gun Co quartet, a group with some especially nice electric piano from Alan Cook! Heavy use of that instrument really works against some of the folksier elements in Cooper's music – with these blocks of warm sound and color that really illuminate the tunes, and almost unlock a new level in the vocals. Cooper plays a bit of electric guitar at times – and titles include "So Glad That I Found You", "Lady Anne", "Midnight Words", and "Song For Abigail". CD also features songs from singles – "Your Lovely Ways (parts 1 & 2)", "Time In Hand", and "Schaabisch Hall". CD

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CyrkleMinx – Original Soundtrack (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks & DVD) ... LP
Flying Dutchman/Modern Harmonic, 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A very wild soundtrack! The film is about The Minx, a crew of lovelies trained in the art of sensual pleasure and corporate espionage – and the original music for the film, by the rock group The Cyrkle, is about as cool as you'd expect from a theme like that! Some cuts are straight trippy rock numbers – in a mode that's somewhere between the Barbarella soundtrack and work on some of the AIP soundtracks on Tower – but then there's also some cool instrumentals, with a mixture of easy instrumentation and 60s rock effects. Titles include "On The Road", "The Minx", "Nicole", "The Party", "Walter's Riff", and "The Chase". Groovy stuff – with a real sexy Euro sound at the best moments! Mono bonus cuts include "It's A Lovely Game Louise", "The Riggin",j "Baxter's Dangerous Game", and "Something Special". (Soundtracks, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl – with a DVD of the film!)

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Durutti ColumnWithout Mercy (4CD set) ... CD
Factory Benelux (Luxembourg), 1986. New Copy 4 CDs ... $24.99
A beautiful little record from Durutti Column – and a bit of a departure for Vini Reilly, given that there's more of an overall concept to the album! The set's an all-instrumental one – a bit different than his blue-tinged vocal work of the first few Factory albums – but it's still awash in that wonderful guitar style of his – airy and atmospheric, but surprisingly pointed, too – really one of the strongest instrumental voices to emerge from the British post-punk scene, even if it was one of the most subtle! The music adds in piano, bits of strings, oboe, and other elements – really opening up the incredibly lovely melodies of the songs – almost in a Penguin Cafe Orchestra mode, which might be a good comparison to the spirit of the set. This beautiful version features 4 CDs' worth of material – bonus tracks on the main album, including "All That Love & Maths Can Do", "Snowflakes", "The Sea Wall", "Profondeurs Des Eaux Des Laques", "Duet", and "Estoril A Noite". Then, there's also three full CDs of concert material – a Manchester show from 2011, a London show from 1984, and an Oslo show from 1986. CD

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Brian EnoDiscreet Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Obscure/Astralwerks, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A modern minimalist watershed – and maybe one of the first indications that Brian Eno was moving onto higher ideas in his music! The album's an important release on the Obscure series from Island Records – a special imprint that was curated by Eno, as a way of giving showcase to new ideas in British music that were neither free jazz, punk, prog, or any of the styles that were getting more play on the bigger labels! Instead, Eno and Obscure was to the British avant composition world what Lovely or CRI were to the US – although maybe had the bigger role of some of the Columbia Records releases by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. The album features the beautiful title piece – "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer. Side two features "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel" – a great reworking of the baroque music classic – which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. That second piece is performed by the Cockpit Ensemble, conducted by Gavin Bryars – who also got some great early releases on the Obscure label too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EnoDiscreet Music (original recording remastered) ... CD
Virgin/Astralwerks, 1975. Used ... $8.99
A modern minimalist watershed – and maybe one of the first indications that Brian Eno was moving onto higher ideas in his music! The album's an important release on the Obscure series from Island Records – a special imprint that was curated by Eno, as a way of giving showcase to new ideas in British music that were neither free jazz, punk, prog, or any of the styles that were getting more play on the bigger labels! Instead, Eno and Obscure was to the British avant composition world what Lovely or CRI were to the US – although maybe had the bigger role of some of the Columbia Records releases by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley. The album features the beautiful title piece – "Discreet Music", a long work that relies on a simple system of delay and recall, with slight variations occurring over the space of time, due to slight occasional interference from the composer. Side two features "Three Variations On The Cannon In D Major By Johann Pachelbel" – a great reworking of the baroque music classic – which works along similar lines, taking this very familiar classical theme, and breaking it down into simple components, which are then interwoven and played in repetition, creating a strange little bit of romantic minimalism. That second piece is performed by the Cockpit Ensemble, conducted by Gavin Bryars – who also got some great early releases on the Obscure label too! CD
(DSD mastering edition.)

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✨✧ Folkal PointFolkal Point (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Midas/Beatball (Korea), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really cool record from this unusual British group – one who feel a bit like a more innocent folk group from early in the 60s, who've somehow wandered into a party of tripping hippies, and have decided to let their hair down for the occasion! Many of the tunes here are simpler than the work of the UK acid folk scene of the time – but they're delivered with this low-boiling intensity that really comes through in the vocals of the group's female singer, Cherie Musialik, who manages to sound fragile and powerful at the same time. Titles include "Victoria Dines Alone", "National Seven", "Anathea", "Twelve Gates Into The City", "Sweet Sir Galahad", and "Lovely Joan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavyweight vinyl pressed at RTI!)

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FoxFor Fox's Sake ... LP
Sommor (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... About December 6, 2019
One of those records you hear and say "man, why wasn't this a classic?" – a tremendously well-conceived bit of British psychedelia from the end of the 60s, served up in a clear and focused style that holds up beautifully well over the years! There's a lean, no-nonsense quality here that really makes the record sparkle – a sense of a tune that makes each different number on the record come up with new delight – showing that The Fox were hardly just some happy accident in the studio, but a really great band that could've, should've gone onto much greater fame. But rather than ponder the might-haves in the group's career, let us just say that we're plenty darn happy to have this great LP – a real standout, even from a tremendous time in modern music – packaged here with great sound, notes on the group, and even a few bonus demo tracks! Titles include "Second Hand Love", "Lovely Day", "As She Walks Away", "Butterfly", "Look In The Sky", "Mr Blank", "Man In A Fast Car", and "Madame Magical". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Golden Dawn ArkestraChildren Of The Sun ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An interesting change from this offbeat spiritual ensemble – a set that's still every bit as cosmic before, but in a way that's maybe more psych-oriented and fuzzy at times – then mixed with some deeper funk elements at other points! Thematically, many of the lyrics could work in their previous jazzier work – but here, they're set to more guitars and some very cool keyboards – almost a criss-cross between spiritual jazz and early Hawkwind during the rocking moments, but interlaced with some more global elements too – all in a way that really keeps with the group's heavily-costumed look on the back cover! Things come on strong at first, then open up nicely – and titles include "The Wolf", "Children Of The Sun", "Promised Land", "Lovely Day", "Tropicalismo", "Ra-Horakhti", and "The Ocean". (Deep Funk, Rock) CD

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Heaven & EarthRefuge ... LP
Ovation, 1973. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A beautiful early 70s psych folk set from the angelic vocal and songwriting duo of Pat Gefell and Jo D Andrews – their Refuge album for Ovation in 1973 – highlighted by their gorgeous vocals, but committed with lovely, lightly soaring arrangements! Save for a solid cover of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin penned "Sixty Years On", Gefell and Andrews wrote the songs here, and it's remarkably strong stuff! The duo vocals and harmonies are especially sweet. The Chicago-based production wisely leaves ample space in the arrangements for them to sort of loosely, emotively embellish with their voices – with string arrangements by co-producer George Andrews and an impressive roster of session players including bassist Phil Upchurch, drummer Don Simmons and percussionist Bobby Christian. Includes "Jenny", "Voice In The Wind", "To A Flame", "Tomorrow Is A Long Time", "Refuge", "Song For Craig", "A Light Is Shining", "Feel The Spirit" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Lion, in a gatefold cover.)

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Janis IanJanis Ian ... LP
Verve, 1967. Sealed ... $3.99
The beautiful first album from Janis Ian – recorded when she was just 15 years old, and a beautifully arranged around her lovely vocals! Janis Ian's self-titled album was something of a hit at the time, but is largely remembered for her fearlessly frank lyrics – from the gorgeous "Society's Child", which sounds like inventively arranged bubblegum pop, but the lyrics march righteously into a tale of teen interracial romance – to "Go 'Way Little Girl", in which she's unafraid to sing about sexuality, it's riveting stuff! Barbed pop on one hand, strident folk rock on another, it's pretty amazing stuff, arranged wonderfully by Shadow Morton with excellent NYC session players. Titles include "Society's Child (Baby, I've Been Thinking)", "Hair Of Spun Gold", "Then Tangles My Mind", "I'll Give You A Stone If You'll Throw It (Changing Tymes)", "Pro Girl", "Younger Generation Blues", "New Christ Cardiac Hero", "Lover Be Kindly", "Mrs. McKenzie" and "Janey's Blues". (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Shrinkwrap is lightly aged.)

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Yukari Ito with The Green GingerLove ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1971. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A strange and wonderful album of lovely pop! Japanese singer Yukari Ito performs with the Green Ginger vocal group, and warm jazzy arrangements by Osamu Shoji – in kind of a late 60s/early 70s pop mode with a fuzzy LA twist. Yukari's got a bit of Karen Carpenter in her voice – but it might just be the production, which gives her singing the same sort of flanged-out quality on the best tracks. Includes two great originals – "Green Ginger Flying" and "And Now I Know" – plus "Your Song", "For All We Know", "When Oh When", "Our House", "Close To You", and "Love Story". (Vocalists, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy gatefold pressing!)

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Wanda JacksonMany Moods Of Wanda Jackson ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A wonderful, groovy set of landmark pop and folksy tunes from Wanda! At her peak, which stretched from the mid 50s throughout the 60s, Ms. Jackson could melt you with any combination of sultry ballads, fiery rockabilly, or traditional country numbers, and Many Moods covers all those bases. She consistently takes on such disparate material as Harlan Howard's "I Wish I Was Your Friend", Merle Haggard's "I Started Loving You Again", and Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee", with each tune more charming than the last, and perhaps the most priceless of all, Neil Diamond's huge hit via the Monkees, "I'm A Believer". The record has a great cover, too – showcasing the lovely Wanda's gravity defying beehive! 11 tunes in all. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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KraftwerkTrans-Europe Express ... LP
Capitol, 1977. Very Good ... $28.99
An incredibly lovely record from Kraftwerk – fashioned along the same suite-like style as Radio Activity, and served up with some haunting and charming tunes throughout! The electronics are quite spare, yet very thoughtful – never a note out of place, as the quartet build their careful efforts together to create a tapestry of surprisingly warm sounds – using just a bit of vocals in really great ways, and almost prefacing a whole generation of UK and Euro pop to come – yet without any of their schmaltz! Titles include "Europe Endless", "Hall Of Mirrors", "Abzung", "Franz Schubert", and "Showroom Dummies" – not to mention the awesome title track and electro break number "Metal On Metal". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Claudine LongetColours ... CD
A&M/Elemental (Spain), 1968. New Copy ... $13.99
The colors are rich, but gentle too – like a palette of pastels, all sung by the lovely Claudine Longet! The album's got a slightly more mature feel than some of Longet's first for A&M – great Nick DeCaro arrangements that show some of the deeper elements creeping into pop at the end of the 60s – including some surprising use of acoustic guitar, which really helps transform the sound, and brings out an earthy, natural quality that makes Claudine sound sexier than ever! The sessions feature work by Randy Newman, Lyle Ritz, and Ron Elliott – and titles include "Pussywillows Cattails", "Catch The Wind", "Colours", "Bobbie (For Baby)", and "Hurry On Down". (Vocalists, Rock) CD
(Limited edition!)

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Paul McCartneyMcCartney ... LP
Apple, 1970. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
The incredible solo debut of Paul McCartney – and a record that already leaps ahead from The Beatles in so many amazing ways! There's an up-close, intimate vibe to some of these songs that's really amazing – a sense of happiness that Paul never seemed to have in the Beatles' later years – mixed with some other witty twists and turns that expose a side of his songwriting that would only blossom even more in years to come! McCartney handles all instruments and vocals – but Linda also joins in on harmonies – and it's that sense of harmony between the two of them that really guides the record's spirit. Titles include "Maybe I'm Amazed", "Man We Was Lonely", "The Lovely Linda", "Momma Miss America", "Every Night", "Valentines Day", "Hot As Sun/Glasses", "Junk", and "Singalong Junk". LP, Vinyl record album
(2017 reissue pressing.)

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Midas TouchMidas Touch ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
A lovely vocal chorus album, with kind of a mix of Sunshine Pop and easy modes – all set to arrangements by Al Ham! Titles include "Quentin's Theme", "Jean", "Sweet Caroline", "Yesterday When I Was Young", "My Cherie Amour", "Everybody's Talkin", and "This Girl Is A Woman Now". (Vocalists, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Miss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th GradeMiss Abrams & The Strawberry Point 4th Grade Class ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A pretty great record from one of the coolest school teachers you could ever hope to have – the lovely Miss Rita Abrams, a hippie who was teaching in Marin County at the start of the 70s! The set's a project done by Abrams with her fourth grade class – a set that mostly features original tunes penned by Rita, filled with joy, hope, and the sort of optimism that characterized the Marin County scene of the post-Haight years – and performed with a cool blend of acoustic instrumentation next to Abrams keyboards – with some larger arrangements from Ed Bogas, who'd later work on hip soundtracks for Fantasy Records, across the Bay. There's nothing hokey about the set at all – as the tunes are great, and the kid-quality of the vocals is really kept to a minimum – more used to underscore the warmth in Rita's lead, and surprisingly never cloying at all – a lot like some of the best singer/songwriter projects on Reprise at the time, especially given Rita's cool electric keyboards. Titles include the cool single "Mill Valley" – plus "Floating Away", "Wonder", "Building A Heaven On Earth", "Running In The Green Grass", "Sweet Summertime", and "I Never Asked". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Moon ExpressProphetic Spirit (with bonus 7 inch) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also featured leadership from Paul Arnold – kind of a hip background figure on the west coast scene, best known for the album Inner Sounds Of The Id on RCA in 1967! Here, Arnold brings together sitars and percussion, violin and tablas, echoey voices and lovely lyricism – all with a vibe that feels like a hippie daydream slowly tipping into nightmare. Vocals are by the fantastic Tsvia – an Israeli singer with a range that really increases the power of the record – especially when conjoined with the male spoken vocals. There's a very strong influence here from Eastern culture, but one that's already getting corrupted – as so many non-Western ideals were in the hands of the wrong folks at the time – and the result is a mad little album that's as spooky as it is groovy – with titles that include "Wakefulness Of The World", "Awake & Love", "My Little Corner Of The Earth", "Fly By Night", "Wilderness Ocean & Space", "Between My Inner World", and "Lost Spirit Of America". Features bonus tracks "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Tell Me What You See". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7 inch of Beatles' covers – in a die-cut sleeve!)
Also available Prophetic Spirit (with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 15.99

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Moon ExpressProphetic Spirit (with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
A totally amazing record that deserves to be right at the top of the greatest trippy albums of all times – even though it was never issued at the time! The Moon Express are a group shrouded in mystery – whose one claim to fame was an appearance on a Monkees TV special, but who also featured leadership from Paul Arnold – kind of a hip background figure on the west coast scene, best known for the album Inner Sounds Of The Id on RCA in 1967! Here, Arnold brings together sitars and percussion, violin and tablas, echoey voices and lovely lyricism – all with a vibe that feels like a hippie daydream slowly tipping into nightmare. Vocals are by the fantastic Tsvia – an Israeli singer with a range that really increases the power of the record – especially when conjoined with the male spoken vocals. There's a very strong influence here from Eastern culture, but one that's already getting corrupted – as so many non-Western ideals were in the hands of the wrong folks at the time – and the result is a mad little album that's as spooky as it is groovy – with titles that include "Wakefulness Of The World", "Awake & Love", "My Little Corner Of The Earth", "Fly By Night", "Wilderness Ocean & Space", "Between My Inner World", and "Lost Spirit Of America". Features bonus tracks "Can't Buy Me Love" and "Tell Me What You See". CD
Also available Prophetic Spirit (with bonus 7 inch) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 25.99

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✨✧ Anthony MooreSecrets Of The Blue Bag ... LP
Polydor/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Really lovely work from Anthony Moore – a contemporary composer in the early 70s, but one with strong ties to the art work world too! The set was done right before Moore's debut album with Slapp Happy – and features a string trio and a female voice – all spun out in these long, cyclical passages – at a level that's almost like a meeting of older string chamber modes and the energy of the Terry Riley generation! The album's sub-titled as "A Story For John Cage" – but has a vibe that's much more lovely and tuneful than any of his music – and which is almost a precursor to some of the work to come on the Obscure or Editions EG labels. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Mother EarthComplete Recordings 1968 to 1970 (Living With The Animals/Make A Joyful Noise/Satisfied) ... CD
Mercury/Wounded Bird, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A trio of classics from this groundbreaking group! First up is Living With The Animals – fantastic early work from Mother Earth – one of those special late 60s groups who emerged out of the rock, folk, and blues scenes – but who somehow managed to make a very special sound of their own! Part of the group's strength is the lovely Tracey Nelson – a singer who could have been a soul artist if she wanted – but who works here with a looser approach to generic conventions as she moves through a number of different modes – sometimes stepping aside for the group's lead singer, R Powell St John Jr, who also plays a bit of harmonica. Instrumentation is given some stronger currents from a combo that features Mike Bloomfield on guitar, Barry Goldberg on organ, and Luis Gasca on trumpet – and titles include "Marvel Group", "Mother Earth", "It Won't Be Long", "Down So Low", "The Kingdom Of Heaven", and "My Love Will Never Die". Make A Joyful Noise is an album that has slightly fuller backings than their debut, but in a way that only seems to bring out more of the soulful currents of their sound! The mix of rural inspiration and tighter presentation is a great illustration of the changing North Cali style of the period – and no surprise, a young Boz Scaggs is in the group, providing rhythm guitar next to the vocals of Tracy Nelson and R Powell St John. A few country legends provide extra support on fiddle, dobro, and steel – balanced nicely by a strong horn section too – on titles that include "Stop The Train", "Soul Of The Man", "Blues For The Road", "Come On & See", "I The Fly", "Wait Wait Wait", "I Wanna Be Your Mama Again", and "Then I'll Be Moving On". Last up is Satisfied – countrified rock from Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth – done in a warm and sincere style that goes way beyond any of the cliches of the genre! There's something about the way the group put together the tunes that really makes us like this one – an honesty that's not bogged down in any hippy dippy expectations, and which never tries to be anything other that what it is. And yes, that's not much of a good description of the set – but it's also our way of identifying the uniqueness that set Mother Earth apart from a lot of their contemporaries. Titles include "Satisfied", "Groovy Way", "Andy's Song", "Ruler Of My Heart", "This Feeling", and "You Won't Be Passing Here No More". CD

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✨✧ Harry NilssonSon Of Schmilsson ... LP
RCA, 1972. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the wilder sets from Nillsson – careening from lovely piano pop with romantic vocals, to spaced out, good humored potty mouth excess – near honky tonk, to fuzzy pop rock – if you like Nilsson at his most unhinged, this is a great one! It's a stunner, actually – with somehow good-natured rageful tunes to sweeter odes to the ladies, it's Nilsson through and through. Titles include "Take 54", "Turn On Your Radio", "Spaceman", "The Lottery Song", "Ambush", "I'd Rather Be Dead", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve and poster!)

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Shawn PhillipsContribution ... LP
A&M, 1970. Very Good- ... $1.99
The first album from Shawn Phillips – featuring Phillips recording in London with members of Traffic backing him up – in a style that's a great extrapolation of folksy and bluesy roots with some of the hipper styles going down in England at the end of the 60s. Phillips does a great job of expanding his bag way past simple acoustic folk for the record – and manages to do so with a simple, personal quality that's quite different than most of his contemporaries – a sound that should have made him as big as labelmate Cat Stevens, but which has also held up a fair bit better over the years, thanks to Shawn's somewhat obscure status. Titles include "Not Quite Nonsense", "Screamer For Phlyses", "For JFK RFK & MLK", "Lovely Lady", "Withered Roses", "L Ballade", and "No Question". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting.)

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✨✧ Rick RobertsWindmills/She Is A Song ... CD
A&M/BGO (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two early 70s albums from Rick Roberts – back to back on a single CD! First up is Windmills – great solo work from Rick Roberts – done at a time when he'd left Flying Burrito Brothers, but was yet to hit smoother fame in Firefall! The record's an overlooked gem of the early country rock years – with Roberts maybe offering up a more personal version of the sound he brought to the Burritos, but still getting plenty of country-inspired inflections – put together by producer David Anderle, and carried on by a host of famous guests – including David Crosby, Chris Hillman, Don Henley, and Jackson Browne! Roberts does a great cover of "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down" – alongside all-original material that includes "Deliver Me", "In My Own Small Way", "Two Lovely Women", "Drunk & Dirty", and "In A Dream". She Is A Song is great early work from Rick Roberts – the singer whose voice would later make Firefall huge, but who sounds even better here in a rootsier, more stripped-down setting – produced by Chris Hillman with a vibe that resonates strongly with country rock experiments by The Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers! Roberts was also in that latter group, but hits a slightly different spirit here – never too polished, but maybe balancing more rock against the country – even though the record's still heavy on steel guitar from Al Perkins. There's a warm glow to the proceedings that really holds the music together – and titles include "She Is A Song", "Sweet Maria", "Company", "The Captain", "She Made Me Lose My Blues", and "West Wind". CD

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✨✧ Bridget St JohnFly High – A Collection Of Album Highlights, Singles, B-Sides, Demos, Live Recordings, Sessions, & Interviews ... CD
Dandelion/Cherry Red (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Truly amazing work from Bridget St John – an artist who's unlike anyone else we can think of – and who belongs in that rare stratosphere of completely distinct talents at the end of the 60s – a space that might include Nico, Nick Drake, or Bill Fay! Like all those three, St John is clearly a product of her time, and does have some musical relations to the world of folk, rock, and singer/songwriters – but her end result is so distinct, so unique, she's practically a genre unto herself – and a small one overall, given how few records she released! This set brings a focus on the best tracks from those albums – with one full disc of the best tracks from her studio albums – then adds in an even bigger disc of rare material, which includes early demos, BBC performances, other TV moments, rare tracks, and even a few duets with Michael Chapman. The second disc also has a few brief interview snippets – and Bridget's spoken voice is as lovely as her singing – and titles include "Lazarus", "Downderry Daze", "Ask Me No Questions", "Hello Again", "Thank You For", "The River", "Silver Coin", "Fly High", "It Seems Very Strange", "Suzanne", "There's A Place I Know", "Nice", and lots lots more! CD

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Silver ApplesSilver Apples/Contact ... CD
MCA (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Both of the rare original albums by this legendary 60s electronic group – out now on one lovely 18 track CD! The Apples were one of the most unique groups of their era, and they mixed electronics with a throbbing rock groove in a way that not only predicted lots of the musical trends of the 70's, but which has also been taken up again in the 90's by a host of young bands. The group has reformed these days, but these two albums are still their best. Titles include "Velvet Cave", "Oscillations", "Whirly-Bird", "Dust", "Misty Mountain", "Water", "Pox On You", "Confusion", and "Fantasies". CD

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Steeleye SpanAll Things Are Quite Silent – The Complete Recordings 1970 to 1971 (Hark The Village Wait/Please To See The King/Ten Man Mop/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Tree (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A trio of wonderful albums from this enigmatic group – boxed up in a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is Hark The Village Wait – the fantastic debut of Steeleye Span – a legendary British group formed by bassist Ashley Hutchings after his departure from Fairport Convention! The style here is a great continuation of that mode that the earlier group worked out on their Liege & Lief album – a reworking of older British folk modes, but with the compelling addition of electric bass at the bottom – an instrument that gives this subtle pulse to the music amidst the more acoustic instrumentation, in ways that are indescribably haunting, and really keep the whole thing from sounding like any sort of standard folk! Maddy Prior sings most lead vocals, and the instrumentation includes plenty of guitars, fiddle, harmonium, concertina, and mandolin – and titles include "A Calling-On Song", "My Johnny Was A Shoemaker", "All Things Are Quite Silent", "Copshawholme Fair", "Dark Eyed Sailor", "Blackleg Miner", and "Twa Corbies". On Please To See The King, there's a slight shift from the first album by Steeleye Span – a bit of a shift to just a touch of electric guitar and organ next to the bass guitar lines of Ashley Hutchings – which makes for an even more sinister sound than before! In keeping with their approach, most songs are from older British sources – but they really get transformed by the presentation, which creates an acid folk vibe that really sets the stage for the Wicker Man scene – including some of the strange folk experiments of Current 93 many years later! Most of the rest of the instrumentation is acoustic, used in a way that creates this time-tripping approach that's really amazing – on titles that include "Boys Of Bedlam", "Cold Haily Windy Night", "The Blacksmith", "Female Drummer", "The King", "Lovely On The Water", and "The Lark In The Morning". The long-titled Ten Man Mop Or Mr Reservoir Butler Rides Again is the last in the classic run of Steeleye Span albums to feature the mighty Ashley Hutchings on bass – and a set that also has the group adding in a bit of Irish repertoire to their exploration of ancient English modes – but all in their fantastic blend of ancient and modern elements. If anything, the harmonies are even better than before – they've really found a way to combine along with the lead of Maddy Prior, in a style that has this real edge, almost evil quality at times – on titles that include "Four Nights Drunk", "Gower Wassail", "Captain Coulston", "When I Was On Horseback", and "Wee Weaver". CD set features bonus tracks "General Taylor", and three versions of "Rave On". (Folk/Country, Rock) CD

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Jeremy SteigJeremy & The Satyrs ... LP
Reprise, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the first albums ever from ultra-cool flute man Jeremy Steig – a jazz album at its core, but one with some rock and folk elements as well! The instrumentation is heavy on Steig's funky flute – already blown here with that breathy quality that would come out even more strongly on later records – although the instrumentation here is somewhat fuller than on Jeremy's straight jazz records – given the presence of Warren Bernhardt on keyboards and Adrian Guillery on guitar and harmonica. The great Eddie Gomez is the bassist for the outing – and brings in some of his best bottom-bumping moments – although again, the interplay with Steig isn't as stark as on later records. And although there's a bit of vocals on the record – sung by Bernhardt and Guillery – they've got a raspy appeal that shows that Jeremy was trying to reach out towards other audiences before going straight jazz. Some tracks are instrumentals, though, with an even heavier focus on flute – and titles include "Mean Black Snake", "In The World Of Glass Teardrops", "Satyrized", "Let's Go To The Movie Show", "Lovely Child Of Tears", "Foreign Release", "Lovely Child Of Tears", and "The Do It". (Jazz, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Twinn ConnexionTwinn Connexion ... LP
Decca, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Groovy sunshine pop – and a really fantastic album! These guys have a weird look, a silly name, and a sound that's pretty darn great – a mix of New York and West Coast late 60s pop styles – a bit trippy, a bit hippy, and with some nice psyche pop touches! The album features some great organ and harpischord work – and the Twinns sing together in a cool style that's partly harmonized. Includes the wonderful tune "I Think I'll Just Go Out & Find Me A Flower", plus "The Music Turns Me On", "Young & Free", "Summer Sadness", "Oh What A Lovely Day", and "Foolin Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing, including the Decca inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Blue Gene Tyranny & Peter GordonTrust In Rock ... CD
Unseen Worlds, 1976. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
An early live performance by two of the more compelling modern composers of the 70s – both artists working here in mode that fuses their larger ideas onto the idiom of a rock band – but all with a vibe that resonates strongly with their later releases on the Lovely Music label! The first half of the set was composed by Blue Gene Tyranny, the second by Peter Gordon – but the group here is the same throughout, recorded at a live concert in Berkley, providing a great precursor to the later, better-known careers of both composers. There are vocals from Patrice Magnet on some tracks (including a few with lyrics by Kathy Acker), but the songs are often long, and have qualities that reflect the bigger concept works of both Gordon and Tyranny. Musicians include Peter Gordon on saxes and mixing, Tyranny on piano, Karl Young on saxes and woodwinds, Paul Dresher on guitars, and Gene Reffkin on percussion – and there's also some live mixing taking place during the entire performance, creating more complications in the sound. Titles include "Without Warning", "On The Other Hand", "Leading A Double Life", "Machomusic", "God's A Man", "When Baby Gets Wet", and "Intervallic Expansion". (Out Sound, Rock) CD

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✨✧ Working WeekWorking Nights ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
One of the greatest soul groups from the UK in the 80s – a real bright spot in the years before Soul II Soul and the rise of acid jazz – and a set we'd rank right up there with Sade's best work of the time! Working Week have a very jazzy sound at their core – acoustic rhythms, and a strong commitment to jazz at the core – no surprise, given that two of the group's three members were previously involved with Weekend! The third member is the lovely Juliette Roberts – easily one of the best Brit soul singers of the time – and an artist who really helps push some of the more American influences in the group's music – while still giving the whole thing a bit of a London sparkle, too. The mix is sublime, and the whole album's great – full of classic cuts that include "Autumn Boy", "No Cure No Pay", "Sweet Nothing", "Who's Fooling Who", "Thought I'd Never See You Again", and "Venceremos". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFine Day & A Brilliant Evening – Cherry Red Rarities 1983-1985 ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Some of the most enigmatic pop recorded for the Cherry Red label in the early 80s – all by artists who never really put out full LPs, and who are collected here in one great set of rarities! The set's got a mumber of great tracks by Jane & Barton – featuring singer Jane, an ex-member of Tracy Thorn's Marine Girls group, and a sweet-voiced vocalist with a really great approach. There's also a number of tracks on the set by Grab Grab The Haddock – a group that features Jane and the other member of the Marine Girls – recording in a style that's a lot like The Marine Girls, even without Tracy Thorn's vocals. Last up is In Embrace – a vastly under-appreciated pop group with a dark edge, some great guitar, and more lovely female vocals. It's sweet and simple 80s Brit pop all around – with 19 tracks that include "It's A Fine Day", "Of All Leaves Were Falling", "I Want To Be With You", "There Is A Man", and "You Are Over There" by Jane & Barton; "Last Fond Goodbye", "Wan But Smiling", "I'm Used Now", and "That Day" by Grab Grab The Haddock; and "Shouting In Cafes", "Chocolates For Breakfast", and "This Brilliant Evening" by In Embrace. CD

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✨✧ VariousI Fought The Law – The Sound Of West Texas 1958 to 1962 ... CD
Eleven Light City (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A very cool look at the west Texas scene at the end of the 50s – a fervent hotbed of musical activity that would impact the worlds of rock and country for decades to come! The scene's most famous graduate, Buddy Holly, had passed on by the time most of these tracks were recorded – but there's still lots of that same great energy in the material here – most of which is produced with a great blend of rock and twang! The set's got some especially noteworthy early recordings by Waylon Jennings, which are quite different than his later famous work – titles that include "When Sin Stops", "Another Blue Day", and "Never Again". Other titles include "Lovely Dovey" and "Ling Ting Tong" by Buddy Knox, "Guess We'll Fall In Love" and "You're In Love" by Bobby Fuller, "I'm A Poor Loser" and "Let Him Try" by Mac Davis, "Joe's Back In Town" by Billy walker, "Tonight" by The Velvets, "More Than I Can Say" by The Crickets, "I Won't Go Hunting With You Jake" by Jimmy Dean, "The Crowd" by Roy Orbison, and "Hey Baby" by Bruce Channel with Delbert McClinton. CD

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✨✧ VariousMen Of The Moment – 1960s Pop Gems Written by Roger Greenaway & Roger Cook ... CD
Teensville, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge assortment of 60s pop nuggets from the songwriting genius of Roger Geenaway and Roger Cook – a UK team who were the British equivalent of Brill Building duos in the US at the time! Greenaway and Cook have an impeccable ear for a catchy groove and a tight, smart sort of lyric – the kind of pure pop magic that easily flows into rock, soul, and other big styles of the period – similar to the work of Goffin & King, Bacharach & David, or Mann & Weil! As with other Teensville titles, the whole thing is overflowing with fantastic rare singles we never would have heard otherwise – not the bigger Greenaway/Cook hits of the time, but lots of more obscure numbers – a whopping 32 tracks in all, with titles that include "You Know It Too" by The Gaylords, "Oh My Word" by David & Jonathan, "What A Lovely Way To Spend Forever" by Seth martin, "Heard It All Before" by Stevie Lewis, "It's Me" by Jason Dene, "The Night Is Over" by Pat Wayne, "I'll Give You Lovin" by One & One, "Be Sure" by John Summers, "A Little Like You" by Bobby Shafto, "Sure He's A Cat" by The Cats, "What A Crazy Life" by The Slade Brothers, and "The Magic Book" by Marc Reid. CD
 
 
 



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