A wonderful departure for Kevin Ayers – an album that's a lot lighter and more whimsical than his original fame with Soft Machine! The tunes are extremely playful, and often quite catchy – almost a Donovan-esque blend of folksy roots and jazz inflections – but tuned a bit more ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bluesy British combo from the end of the 60s – but one with some farther-reaching touches, too – as befits their placement on the Harvest Records roster of the time! The core sound of the group comes from the guitar skills of Dave Clempson, who also does most of the vocals as well ... (Rock) read moreCD
A Syd Barrett treasure trove – and an essential compilation of unreleased work that's a much-needed companion to Barrett's classic albums for EMI! The material here is all from the years 1968 to 1970 – tracks recorded before, during, and around the sessions that later became The Madcap ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Michael Chapman —
Window ... LP Harvest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Maybe our favorite album ever from Michael Chapman – a bit more stripped-down and rootsy than his other Harvest Records classics, but in a really great way! There's a fluid spirit to the music right from the start – a great focus on Michael's vocals and guitar, but support from ... (Rock) read moreCD
A weird one – vocalist PJ Proby joins the Focus lineup with Thijs Van Leer on keyboards and Philip Catherine on guitar! There's a number of instrumental tracks, with lots of nice proggy jazz moments! Titles include "Maximum", "How Long", "Eddy", "Night ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the stranger jug bands of the 60s – one who emerged in the UK, a number of years after the big wave of such groups in New York – and with a vibe that's much trippier overall! These guys aren't entirely psychedelic, but were certainly born during that era – and really bring ... (Rock) read moreCD
A tripped-out Floyd classic – with cuts that include "Obscured By Clouds", "Childhood's End", "Stay", "Absolutely Curtains", "Free Four", and "Wots Uh The Deal". (Rock) CD
Pink Floyd —
Ummagumma ... LP Harvest/EMI, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ...
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(US pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, initials in pen, and a split top seam.)
Soft Machine —
Softs ... CD Harvest/See For Miles (UK), 1976. Used ...
A later record by Soft Machine – the moody, melodic keyboard, synth & piano led sounds of Soft – a '76 effort from a period with Karl Jenkins was largely at the wheel! Jenkins composed most of the material, and his piano, electric keys, string and Mini Moog are prominent features ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the hippest records we've heard in years from Gilles Peterson – a wonderful project that brings together classic and contemporary Brazilian talents, and some key London artists as well! The lineup features giants from the sorts of older Brazilian records that Gilles hipped us to many ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
A great mix of heavy rock and jazzy changes from Spontaneous Combustion – a trio who really live up to their name with a burning way of putting over a tune! The group loves the sudden changes in groove – a shared characteristic with the prog scene of the time, yet delivered here with a ... (Rock) read moreCD
Spontaneous Combustion blast it out of the park with this early 70s gem – a record that has all the complicated changes of a long-winded prog session, yet packs the punch of a tighter trio outfit in the end! There's a focus here that goes way beyond most of their contemporaries – hard ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the best jazz rock combos to grace the Harvest label in the early 70s – a German trio who've got plenty of proggish inflections, and who really serve up some great keyboards and guitar over heavy drums! There's a bit of vocals on the set, natch, but the best tunes feature lots of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has wear, a cutout hole, and a spot of price sticker residue.)