Includes live recordings and the "Procession/All Tomorrow Parties" single. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
Czeslaw Nieman —
Katharsis ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
If you ever thought the Polish scene would be years behind the times, given that they were working under Soviet control during the Cold War years – then you owe it to yourself to check out this classic from Czeslaw Nieman – a set that's got every bit as much experimental electronic work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Totally excellent album that remixes a number of great tracks from Nilsson's albums Pandemonium Side Show and Aerial Ballet. The record features some killer stuff – like a remake of his original version of "Without Her", with an even better sound than the original! Other tracks ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Two often wonderful earlier titles by of one of the great oddball songwriters of the last forty years on one CD! The Harry album is certainly the bridge between Nilsson's two previous wildly bombastic LPs, and the slightly more subdued material that popped up on the Schmilsson and later records. ... read moreCD
A big, lush and moody set of standards by the great Harry Nilsson – with Harry's charismatic, unrivaled vocals in peak form – and add just a little touch of the oddball touches he was most famous for to that point! At this point in the early 70s, probably the least hip thing a singer ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing in the gatefold cover, with the printed inner sleeve.)
Brilliant stuff – and exactly the place to start with Harry Nilsson! Long before his style had become cliched – or before it was copied by too many others – Nilsson cut this mad album of wonderful little songs – sort of a cross between folksy singer-songwriter work, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes printed inner sleeve and poster! Cover has some wear.)
A legendary 3LP set – core work by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with help from many others who make the record great – including Mother Maybele Carter, Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff! The whole thing feels a lot more like a traditional bluegrass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear.)
Seminal sounds from trumpeter Ian Carr and his Nucleus group of the early 70s – maybe one of the few jazz rock groups that was ever able to work with a fair bit of jazz in their sound! Unlike his contemporaries, who often started in rock first, then added some horns – Carr was already ... (Jazz, Rock)read moreCD
Gary Numan's looking mighty noirish on the cover – and the record continues that fantastic run of dark-edged electro pop that made the man one of the most important song stylists of his generation! A few tracks here are maybe more tuneful than before – with some surprisingly bright ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Legendary early work from Nurse With Wound – one of the group's first few albums, done at a time when it was quite difficult to ever figure out where they were coming from! Steven Stapleton's clearly got a strong influence here from 20th Century avant composition modes, particularly tape-base ... read moreCD
One of the most haunting pieces of music to ever come from Nurse With Wound – an expanded set of music that spans three different records, but one that also comes from a very unique source at the core! Instead of working with a lot of other musicians in the wider space of the multi-disc set, ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and 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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
Laura Nyro —
Smile ... LP Columbia, 1976. Near Mint- ...
A tremendous album from Laura Nyro – a real return to the soulful style of her roots, thanks to help from Labelle on backing vocals, and the team of Gamble & Huff on production! If Nyro only ever gave the world this record, that would more than be enough – because the whole thing's ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the bottom seam.)
O Bando —
O Bando ... CD Polydor/Discos Mariposa (Argentina), 1969. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Heavy fuzz from late 60s Brazil – a Tropicalia-era album, but one with a slightly more mainstream groove – one that mixes elements of regional music with psychedelic elements and bouncy, mod-styled backings! The approach is somewhat like the work going on over at EMI/Odeon during the ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The incredible debut of Phil Ochs – easily one of the most powerful folk albums of the 60s, and a set that wears its politics on its sleeve like few other records! In an era when many folkies worked a social agenda with sly jokes and twee metaphors, Ochs went straight for the jugular and ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Was there a more tragic figure in the 60s scene than Phil Ochs? Perhaps, but this is still a wonderful piece of his odd and sad career, a great portrait with his unrelenting political stance still in place, though not as raw as some of his other LPs. More arranged than any of his other LPs, but ... (Folk/Country, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has some surface wear and splitting on the spine.)
Off Broadway USA —
On ... LP Atlantic, 1979. Very Good+ ...
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Unsung early 70s genius from Dwight Twilley & Phil Seymour – a few years earlier than their legendary power pop in the Dwight Twilley Band, and a pretty stunning batch of tightly melodic material that's just raw enough – top shelf stuff seeing proper release for the first time ever! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The third album from symphonic rock pioneer Mike Oldfield – at this point unable to steer his way out of the engulfing shadow of his massive Tubular Bells album of a couple years earlier – yet still bearing fruit creatively, as Ommadawn is his third excellent and pretty much ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp, hype and tracklist stickers, and some wear.)
Easily one of the most successful albums of the British jazz rock years – but still a longtime favorite of ours as well! Mike Oldfield sets a whole new standard here for concept rock – not only by working on a single album-length composition that spans all of sides one and two, but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
OMD (Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark) —
Crush ... LP A&M, 1985. Near Mint- ...
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has bumped corners and a small center split in the spine.)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark) —
Pacific Age ... LP Virgin, 1986. Very Good+ ...
A fantastic album that never fully got its due – the debut effort by a band from New Jersey, but one who've got a vibe that's much more like the headiest acts on the Sunset Strip scene from a few years before! The lead vocals almost have the mysticism of Jim Morrisson at his best – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus 7 inch and booklet!)
A seminal collection of work from the earliest years of the London punk scene in the 70s – material by a pre-Clash group that famously featured Joe Strummer, working at a level that definitely prefaces all the greatness to come! The style here is certainly in the gritty, short, heavy punch ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe one of the first truly tuneful moments from Yoko Ono – working here with backing from the Elephants Memory group – on a double-length set that shows a really great range from the singer! Yoko's vocals are fragile and sometimes a bit strained in the traditionally structured song ... read moreCD
(Out of print Ryko pressing.)
Yoko Ono —
Fly ... LP Apple, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
Pretty wild work from Yoko Ono – a mixture of straight rock tunes and some very experimental numbers, a few of which sound so much like New York No Wave tunes from a decade later that we have to admit we're pretty darn shocked! In fact, we'd dare say the record's better than anything ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Apple pressing, including the printed inner sleeves.)
Really great work from Orange Colored Sky – one of the grooviest groups to record on late 60s Uni! The album's got a style that mixes the rougher harmonies of the post-Beach Boys groups with some nice instrumentation that has a bit of a Buckinghams bounce. The tunes are all originals, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A collection of work that The Orb mostly recorded in the first decade of the 21st Century – a time when they were nicely breaking free of some of the cliches that had crept into their work the decade before, and were using their core sound in a whole host of unusual ways! The package ... (New Grooves, Rock)read moreCD
A great collection – one that mixes early material for Sun Records and Monument! Titles include "Go Go Go", "Rockhouse", "Crying", "Candy Man", "The Crowd", "Dream Baby", "Ooby Dooby", "Mean Woman Blues", "Ru ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Obscure tracks from Roy Orbison's early days at Monument – plus one unusual single from the 70s! Titles include "The Actress", "Wings Of Glory", "Belinda", "Today's Teardrops", "Paper Boy", "With The Bug", "Blues In Mind" ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Disco grooves from 70s Poland – music that might seem like a joke at first glance, but which comes off quite nicely – thanks to lots of keyboard work on moog, Hammond, Arp, and Fender Rhodes! The keyboards are really the star of the set – even though there's vocals from ... read moreCD
A rare Mexican album from this very cool Brazilian group of the 60s – one of the sharpest guitar-based combos of the pre-Tropicalia years, stepping out in a guitar-heavy blend of vocal and instrumental tunes! The instrumentals are maybe the best – as they've got lots of really ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The third album from the legendary Os Mutantes – part of the essential trio of sides released during the Tropicalia years! The record's got a sound that's tighter and a bit more straightforward than their previous efforts – stricter song formats, and styles that lean heavily on rockish ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
The second set of madness from the legendary Os Mutantes – and like the first, an album done in close collaboration with arranger/producer Rogerio Duprat, whose talents add a new level of genius to the record! The album's got a compelling mix of styles that strikes out on the very first tune ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreCD
A landmark album from late 60s Brazil! This is the first – and the wildest – album by this legendary group that was one of the founding forces of the Tropicalia movement – a brilliant musical statement that easily ranks with some of the most groundbreaking late 60s American work ... (Brazil, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The squeaky clean pop group's first LP, with a bunch of covers, including their Motown medley: "Motown Special/My World Is Empty Without You/I'm Gonna Make You Love Me/I Can't Get Next To You Babe", plus "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother", "Think", "Find Em, Fool ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Perhaps the biggest album ever for Irish singer/songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan – and the one that yielded him his big hit "Clair", a great little ditty about an uncle whose fallen in love with his niece! The track's a gem, and it's featured with loads of other great numbers like ... (Vocalists, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fierce fuzz from this legendary Dutch combo in the late 60s – a record that's gone onto have loads of underground appreciation over the past few decades – and for good reason, too! At their core, the group are garagey, but can also trip out in a really great way – mixing straight- ... read moreCD
The long-overdue return of Mustafa Ozkent – the legendary Turkish guitarist who made some very mad music in the 70s! The style here is a contemporary take on Mustafa's classic records from back in the day – all instrumental, with a heavy focus on his sharp-edged guitar lines – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Insane grooves from arranger Mustafa Ozkent – an artist who was to Turkey what Lalo Schifrin was to the US in the 70s! Like Lalo, Mustafa had a great ear for mixing funkier rhythms and fuller orchestrations – often with odd instrumental twists and turns that bubble over with a fair bit ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pacific Gas & Electric —
Get It On ... LP Bright Orange, 1968. Very Good+ ...
The long buried first album by Bay Area rock & soul combo Pacific Gas & Electric – cut for the Bright Orange label in 1968! PG&E cut some great little numbers in the late 60s & early 70s, and we're thinking they MUST have kicked some serious arse live – and there are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing on United. Cover has some splitting in the bottom seam.)
Larry Page Orchestra —
Kinky Music ... LP Richmond/Trading Places (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)...
Larry Page was a big figure in the British music scene of the 60s – manager of the Kinks, and a growing force in record production too – so much so, he decided to put himself in the limelight as the leader of this all-instrumental set of songs by his most famous group! Ray Davies ... (Now Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
You might know Misha Panfilov from his soulful 45s done for the Funk Night label – but here, the Estonian musician is in completely different territory – working alongside partner Volodja Brodsky in a freewheeling blend of acoustic and electric elements – performed live, on ... (Out Sound, Rock)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pastoral name, but a really hard-hitting band – a power rock trio who come on with a sound that's incredibly full for such a small group! Most numbers here have some really heady bass work – rumbling at the bottom and giving a fuzzier, nastier edge to some of the tunes – and ... read moreCD