Titles include "On The Run", "Money", "Us & Them", "Any Colour You Like", "Brain Damage", "The Great Gig In The Sky", and "Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear.)
More ... LP Harvest, 1969. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Cirrus Minor", "The Nile Song", "Ibiza Bar", "A Spanish Piece", and "Up The Kyber". LP, Vinyl record album
Relics ... LP Capitol/Harvest, Late 60s. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A key compilation of early Floyd nuggets – with cuts that include "Arnold Layne", "Interstellar Overdrive", "See Emily Play", "Julia Dream", "Careful With That Axe Eugene", "Cirrus Minor", and "Bike". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Harvest pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Wall ... LP Columbia, 1979. Used 2LP Gatefold ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with PAL/PBL etchings, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has an unglued stop seam & a sticker spot.)
Titles include "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", "Welcome To The Machine", "Have A Cigar", and "Wish You Were Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing with barcode, including the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)
Animals ... LP Columbia, 1977. Used Gatefold ...
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One of our favorite Floyd albums ever – a lot more subtle than The Wall, but with a focus missing from Wish You Were Here, too! Titles include "Dogs", "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", "Sheep", and "Pigs On The Wing". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has waviness.)
Wall ... CD Columbia, 1979. Used 2CD ...
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Raw sounds from the US underground, circa 1968 – by a group who clearly grew in the garage, but sprung forth with a whole range of new ideas too! Sometimes the Bachs can have this bite that's almost pre-punk, but other moments have this warmly harmonic feel that's quite a surprise – still delivered with a nice edge, given the indie production of the set – which definitely lives up to the spirit of the album's original print run of only 150 copies! All songs are originals, and surprisingly well-written at times – with these dark lyrical turns that are a great foil for the twin lead vocals – almost with the moody feel of Syd Barrett on the shorter, spookier early PinkFloyd tunes, but a lot rougher. Titles include Free Fall", "Answer To Yesterday", "Minister To A Mind Diseased", "Show Me That You Want To Go Home", "I'm A Little Boy", and "Tables Of Grass Fields". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing – with bonus insert of notes!)
Torun Eriksen —
Visits ... CD Jazzland (Norway), 2013. New Copy ...
A beautiful record from singer Torun Eriksen – one based around a selection of older songs that are some of her favorites, but which are done with the slight mix of electricity we love in her other work! The core of the album features Torun's lovely vocals with lots of great keyboard work from David Wallumrod – who plays Fender Rhodes, Prophet 5, and other keys with a spacious style that mostly lets Eriksen's vocals take the lead, while a bit of bass and percussion fill in the rhythms. Many of these tunes really transform in the process, without any sense of gimmick at all – and tracks include versions of Prince's "Sign O The Times", Randy Newman's "Feels Like Home", Jimmy Webb's "Witchita Lineman", PinkFloyd's "Wish You Were Here", and Coldplay's "Fix You". CD
Jester ... CD Harvest/Warner (Japan), 1977. New Copy ...
A hell of a record from this lesser-known Belgian combo – one who work at a level that sounds much more like 1972 than the 1977 date of the record – a wickedly tight approach to prog that's perfectly at home on the Harvest label! The set begins with a masterpiece of heavy drums, long-woven guitar solos, and these fierce vocals that have a very spooky quality – and the production is impeccable, almost PinkFloyd-like Harvest style – with a beautiful blend of compression and outward flow that makes the already-great instrumentation sound even better! And sure, in 1977 the rest of the world was turning towards punk, and might have laughed at the sound of this set – but these guys are so unabashed in their approach, we can only salute them – and be very happy that we discovered this record so many decades later. Titles include "In The Reign Of Queen Pollution", "Mr Street Fair", "Jester", "Sparkling Jaw", and "Wisdom". CD
If the cover here reminds you a lot of the cover of the first album by King Crimson, that's no mistake – as the mighty Morgaua Quartet serve up their own versions of tracks from that record, alongside unique instrumental versions of songs by Genesis and PinkFloyd too! As with the group's excellent Atom Heart Mother Is On The Edge record, the style here is hardly the usual "string quartet meets rock" approach – and instead, these guys really dismantle the songs and find a way to build them up again with just the four familiar instruments of a string quartet – in a manner that's surprisingly faithful to both the vocal and instrumental structure of the originals, but without ever forcing things in a gimmicky way. In addition to their own takes on "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "In The Court Of The Crimson King", the group also perform "Starless", "Money", "Set The Control For The Heart Of The Sun", "Dancing With The Moonlight Knight", "Master Of Puppets", and "And You & I/Cord Of Life Eclipse". CD
Pre shock rock psychedelia from Alice Cooper – more of a Detroit reared answer to early PinkFloyd than it is a clue to the early metal horror show to come – and as such, it's actually a heck of a lot better than you might be expecting! Since most people never even heard Pretties For You until long after Alice became a notorious rock star, we're thinking it's been judged unfairly in most circles. We hear rare psychedelia by the bucketful that's not as good as this album, but celebrated by rare psych diggers purely for their obscurity. Titles include "10 Minutes Before The Worm", "Sing Low, Sweet Cheerio", "Reflected", "Apple Bush", "Earwigs To Eternity" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Amazing electric grooves from synth innovator Bruce Haack – whose pioneering use of analog synths and vocoder vocals in the service of great, if far out songcraft was pretty much unrivaled in the 70s and into the early 80s – the period in which this excellent compilation on Stones Throw highlights! Haack's earlier successes were children's music in the 60s, and one of the coolest aspects of his 70s recordings was how that somewhat bright-eyed and innocent sing-song-y approached moved into more surrealist, weirder realms on albums like Electric Lucifer, that album's lesser known, still quite brilliant sequel, and albums like Haackula and Bite. Choice cuts from those albums as well as rare singles are rounded up for Stones Throw's impeccably curated overview. The electric voice and synth errata brings an otherworldly vibe to catchy songs – and Haack's use of the vocoder was followed by so many others who would become household names, from Kraftwerk to PinkFloyd. Amazing stuff! 16 tracks in all: "Electric To Me Turn", "Incantation", "Rain Of Earth", "Ancient Mariner", "Man Kind", "Rita", "Lie Back", "Snow Job"m "The King", "Party Machine" and more. CD
Surprisingly great string quartet versions of songs by King Crimson, Genesis, PinkFloyd, and Yes – played by a group who really get at the spirit of the original versions, while still trying to something very new! We'll be the first to admit that we're usually not the biggest fans of "classic rock meets classical" experiments – nor are we fans of string quartet "tribute" records – but the Morgaua Quartet is something else entirely – four string players who really seem to understand these songs from a drawn-out, progressive melodic perspective – and craft their strings in ways that echo both the vocal passages and instrumental solos, as if they've fully digested the songs all their lives – then let them live freely through their instruments. All tracks are quite long, and really open up with a sound that we didn't expect – and titles include "Red", "Atom Heart Mother", "Peace/Fallen Angel/Epitaph", "Cinema Show/Aisle Of Plenty", "Close To The Edge", and "Triloy". CD