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New LakesideFantastic Voyage ... LP LP format
Solar, 1980. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A crowning achievement from Lakeside – one of the key albums to link Ohio funk roots with a smoother LA groove – all served up in a way that had limitless influence for years to come! Bass is definitely at the head of these arrangements, but there's plenty of great guitar too – riffing and scratching in a way that percolates the tunes wonderfully – keeping plenty of funk in the mix without falling into the too-uptight traps that sometimes mired other groups. But almost even better are the vocals – which are tight and well-placed – never an afterthought, but always a key part of the groove, thanks to plenty of great hooks that really send the tunes home! Titles include "Eveready Man", "Say Yes", "Strung Out", "Fantastic Voyage", "I Need You", and "Your Love Is On The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Leonard RosenmanFantastic Voyage ... CD CD format
La La Land, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest soundtracks ever from Leonard Rosenman – and a key example of his strong talent for mixing acoustic instrumentation with very offbeat and eerie electronics! Rosenman had offered up this blend on other important science soundtracks of the 60s – but probably hit his apex with this gem – penned for mid 60s film about a bunch of scientists who shrink down, and take a trip inside the human body! The electronics are sublime – used in these stark, sharp ways that are very compelling, and downright evil in nature – providing a real contrast to some of the warmer woodwind touches in the orchestrations, even when they try to echo the electric energy. The whole thing's pretty darn great – a lot bleaker musically than the actual film – and titles include "Proteus Moving Through Sac", "Group Leaves", "The Proteus", "The Chart", "Pulmonary Artery", "Get The Laser", and "The Human Brain". CD
(Limited edition of 2000 copies.)
 
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Milt Matthews IncFor The People ... CD CD format
Catalyst/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1971. Used ... $7.99
A weird little soul album from singer Milt Matthews – one that mixes up a range of late 60s influences, including Hendrix guitar licks, southern soul vocals, and kind of a rootsy crossover feel that's almost equal parts rock and soul! There's a lot of wah wah and organ in the mix – and the lyrics are pretty righteous on most songs – almost in the sort of territory that other artists were using to cross over much bigger in the US market – a space that's somewhere between Otis Redding and Joe Cocker, but nicely rough around the edges too. Titles include "Runaway People", "Disaster Area", "That's What I Feel", and a version of "Hard Day's Night". CD

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New London Jazz QuartetLondon Jazz Quartet ... CD CD format
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Genius work from this lesser-known British combo of the late 50s – a group that actually features some of the best players on the London scene at the time! Drummer Tony Crombie leads the combo, and also handles the arrangements – but the real shining stars are the reedmen – Tubby Hayes, who plays tenor, alto, and flute, plus a bit of vibes – and Alan Branscombe, who handles tenor and alto, plus some piano as well! The quartet lineup ensures that there's plenty of space for these horn players to really do their thing – and since some tracks only have drum and bass, while others have more piano than drums, there's a really loose rhythmic feel to the whole thing – quite nice, and much more relaxed than the usual Crombie-led session. Consider the record a lost gem in the Tubby Hayes cannon – and then marvel at all the other great bits its got to offer too! Titles include "London Lament", "Cheekie Chappie", "The Baron's Blues", "Slick Riff", "Wait & See", "Big Ben Bounce", and "Lakeland". CD

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New Milt Matthews IncFor The People ... CD CD format
Catalyst/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A weird little soul album from singer Milt Matthews – one that mixes up a range of late 60s influences, including Hendrix guitar licks, southern soul vocals, and kind of a rootsy crossover feel that's almost equal parts rock and soul! There's a lot of wah wah and organ in the mix – and the lyrics are pretty righteous on most songs – almost in the sort of territory that other artists were using to cross over much bigger in the US market – a space that's somewhere between Otis Redding and Joe Cocker, but nicely rough around the edges too. Titles include "Runaway People", "Disaster Area", "That's What I Feel", and a version of "Hard Day's Night". CD
Also available For The People ... CD 7.99

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New Carol WoodsOut Of The Woods (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Ember/Fantastic Voyage (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare 70s soul set from Carol Woods – a singer who's done a fair bit of work on the musical stage, but who has plenty to offer in this obscure debut album! The record was mostly cut in New York, yet only issued in the UK – which is part of the reason for its obscurity – and the sound is full, proud, and plenty darn soulful – almost a post-Supremes sort of vibe, but with a hipper 70s approach – very well put together by producer Beau Ray Fleming, who's probably better known for his later work with Mandrill and Sun. Woods' vocals are full and rich, but never overdone – and she reminds us a lot of some of her other 70s contemporaries who'd worked the stage, but could slide into a soul session equally well – such as Melba Moore. Titles include "If I Let You", "But You Know I Love You", "Bigger Than I", "There's Gotta Be A Way", "The Woods Are Full", "Can You Remember", and "Why You Wanna". Bonus tracks include "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" and "I Wonder What Will Happen". CD
 
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Shaolin AfronautsQuest Under Capricorn ... CD CD format
Freestyle (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $12.99
A deeper, spacier set from Shaolin Afronauts – and one that goes a bit further into the cosmos, as you might guess from the title and cover art – though it's still firmly rooted in timeless Afro Soul and Funk! Once again, the greatest West African soul, jazz and funk of the 70s provides the most vital inspiration for the group – but the Afronauts go further with the freewheeling jazzy atmosphere on this one – especially on the longer cuts. The majority of tracks run longer than 5 minutes, giving them plenty of evolutionary space to travel, over the funky bedrock that's paved underneath. The horns are fantastic – with nine credited players – along with stellar drums and percussion, guitar, bass, Hammond and Rhodes. Titles Includes "Brooklyn", "Gayanamede Prelude", "Winds Across Gayanamede", "Los Angeles", "Quest Under Capricorn", "End Of A Sun", "Voyage Prelude", "Voyage" "Amhara", "Forests Of Io" and "Saturn's Dance". 11 tracks on the CD. CD

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New Fantastic Plastic MachineFantastic Plastic Machine ... CD CD format
Emperor Norton, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Very groovy little album by this current Japanese group that has a cool retro sound that's peppered with influences from French pop, bossa nova, and other sources – filtered through a modern production angle that gives the music a bit of an electronica twist. Before you say "Wait, not another kitschy Japanese band packaged up and sold to us Westerners!", check this one out, and be pleasantly surprised. FPM have got a lot more up their sleeves than other bands of this ilk, and the music holds up in a way that's not just "cute", and which offers the richness of the group's best influences. Plus, there's vocals in English and French, all very nice, and cool little surprises, like a remake of "Steppin' Out", plus originals like "Pura Saudade", "Bon Voyage", "Allen Ginsberg", and "First Class '77". Very groovy, and a real treat for the Easy Generation! CD
(Out of print.)

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New CoolioIt Takes A Thief ... CD CD format
Tommy Boy, 1994. Used ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Fantastic Voyage", "County Line", "Mama I'm In Love Wit A Gangsta" and 13 more tracks. . . CD
 
 
 



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