Atmospheric electronic pop from Air – one that really steps up the spacier avant pop touches, after some of more ethereal, almost symphonic touches on both their proper albums and soundtrack work in the preceding few years. Lots of trippy electronic touches on this one, but still with the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US Astralwerks pressing, including the printed inner sleeve.)
A classic double live set from David Bowie – recorded during his years as The Thin White Duke (as you might guess from the cover!), but featuring a fair bit of material from the Ziggy Stardust years! The music is pretty straightforward, and pretty rocking – lots of fuzzy guitar in the ... (Rock) read moreCD
All hits all the way through – a massive 3CD set that features 57 classic tracks by David Bowie! We don't have the chart placements on hand to verify the "platinum" status of all titles – but we can say that the package includes just about all the big ones from Bowie's ... (Rock) read moreCD
David Bowie —
Stage ... CD Virgin, 1978. Used 2CD ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous live set cut during the height of David Bowie's years in Berlin – and the kind of performance that showed that his more experimental work from this time could be every bit as appealing as the classics! The first half of the set features some amazing numbers from the Heroes and ... (Rock) read moreCD
A cooker of a record from Lester Bowie – one that takes the earlier sound of the Brass Fantasy ensemble, and focuses it into a mode that shows his growing love of soul and funk! The set was issued on the the short-lived Venture imprint of Virgin – a surprisingly strong outlook for ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Not everyone digs the later Captain and crew, but the early 80s efforts have finally gotten their just props after all these years – and we'll we'll come right out and say that this second to last album before Don Van Vliet hung up the music for painting has always sounded great to us! The ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not everyone digs the later Captain and crew, but the early 80s efforts have finally gotten their just props after all these years – and we'll we'll come right out and say that this second to last album before Don Van Vliet hung up the music for painting has always sounded great to us! The ... (Rock) read moreCD
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
Benjamin Clementine —
I Tell A Fly ... LP Virgin, 2017. New Copy ...
About October 5, 2017 (delayed)
One of the most unique artists we've heard in years – and one who will no doubt be setting the world on fire for years to come! Benjamin Clementine's a singer, but also a poet – inspired by jazz and classical music, yet working here in neither – and instead, finding a path that's ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that was an instant classic from the moment it was first released – and a set that's still pretty darn pleasing all these many years later! At a time when mainstream soul was often too smooth or too poppy, D'Angelo came along and not only found a way to return the music to the years ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet and gritty soul from D'Angelo – who takes a huge step into deeper territory on Voodoo – and it's one of the most monumental records of its time! On one level, Voodoo works as a nicely stripped-down session with a very classic soul feel. Gone are the overzealous flourishes that ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2012 2LP gatefold edition with new liner notes by Jason King and interviews with ?uestlove, James Poyser, Charlie Hunter and others.)
Sweet and gritty soul from D'Angelo – who takes a huge step into deeper territory on Voodoo – and it's one of the most monumental records of its time! On one level, Voodoo works as a nicely stripped-down session with a very classic soul feel. Gone are the overzealous flourishes that ... (Neo Soul) read moreCD
A record that blew the world away when it was first released – and still continues to delight all these many years later! Brian Eno had first rose to fame in Roxy Music – where his sonic sensibilities and ear for electronic experimentation really added a lot to their initial albums ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Amazing pressing – 2LPs that both play at 45rpm, for extra-high fidelity!)
A great snapshot of jazzy London in the years before the acid jazz explosion of the late 80s – and a surprisingly great soundtrack that's stood the test of time much more than the actual film! The music here represents a jazz-based undercurrent of the London scene that was already turning ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massive collection of Gang Starr's greatest hits – plus three new tracks and some b-side only tracks that didn't appear on any of their LP! 20 full-length tracks on 2 CDs. New tracks: "Full Clip", "Discipline", "All For The Ca$h", Non-LP tracks include the ... (Hip Hop) read moreCD
Geraldine Fibbers —
Butch ... CD Virgin, 1997. Used ...
One of a couple incredible albums The Geraldine Fibbers made for Virgin in the mid-to-late 90s – both among the finer, most criminally underrated rock albums of the decade! (Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP clear vinyl – remastered and with 4 bonus tracks. (Bumped from Record Store Day to early May.))
Excellent Francoise Hardy album from 1968, with cool 60's arrangements that never get too overblown, and which provide a perfect showcase for her haunting vocals. The set includes some great material, like Leonard Cohen's "Suzanne", Serge Gainsbourg's "L'Anamour", Jobim's " ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Classic early Francoise Hardy stuff, featuring the young French singer in a set of quirky, catchy, and downright sexy pop tracks. Includes the title cut, plus "Il Est Trop Loin", "Voila", "Mon Amour Adieu", "Viens La", and lots lots more. With all the ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Francoise Hardy —
Soleil ... CD Virgin (France), 1970. Used ...
A seminal bit of jazz rock from the UK scene of the early 70s – and one of the key albums in the early years of the Virgin label! Hatfield & The North were a great combo in the post-Canterbury mode – and featured sublime guitars from Phil Miller, plus percussion from Pip Pyle, bass ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in great shape! Cover has an import sticker.)
Bernard Herrmann/Danny Elfman/Steve Bartek —
Psycho ... CD Virgin, 1998. Used ...
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Way more than just another anthology – as this 2CD collection features a great range of sounds from these legendary synth pop legends – plus some rare mixes and unusual versions too! The collection definitely includes those early 80s singles that made Human League so great – but ... (Rock) read moreCD
Human League —
Dare ... LP A&M/Virgin, 1981. Used Gatefold ...
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A masterpiece of synth pop – and a landmark album for the Human League! The record took the group from the Brit post-punk underground to the charts of the world – with a stark blend of noisy keyboards, spare beats, and Phil Okey's wonderfully flat and monotone vocals. And although the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the original inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Human League —
Hysteria ... LP Virgin/A&M, 1984. Used Gatefold ...
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A bit later in the classic range for Human League – but still pretty darn great! By this point, Phil Oakey and crew are heading straight for the dancefloor on most numbers – hitting a bassy, slightly funky style that almost comes off like Gang Of Four around the same period – but ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Japan ... LP Virgin/Epic, 1982. Used ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the few US releases by this UK group that gave the world David Sylvian – not to mention Mick Karn, Steve Jansen, and Richard Barberi! The material finds the group really starting to get interesting – and titles include "Art Of Parties", "Visions Of China", ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Frankie goes for the charts, but still with a very nice groove – and a deep bubbling under kind of sound that stays true to his Chicago roots! Still wish he would have used a real whistle, though! (Soul) 12-inch, Vinyl record
The record that put the Bristol sound of the era on the map – and pretty much delivered the opening salvo for the coming trip hop movement! Heady instrumental hip hop clashes with dub and new school soul on this seminal set, one that really existed outside of most early 90s trends, even if it ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A heavier, darker prime era set from Massive Attack – and rightly remembered as a classic! The grooves are still really strong, but the trip hop pioneers are delving more deeply into a bass heavy dub trip with a deep, rumbling bottom running throughout the tracks and some distorted guitar and ... (New Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The complete story of one of the greatest record labels of the UK scene – the Manchester imprint that opened the door for Joy Division and New Order, then went onto explode even more at the end of the 80s with work from Happy Mondays and the new club underground! Yet Factory was always more ... (Books) read moreBook
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 ... (Rock) read moreCD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark) —
Pacific Age ... LP Virgin, 1986. Used ...
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Raw postpunk electronics from OMD – not necessarily as dark as work from groups like Cabaret Voltaire or early Human League, but with a nicely stripped down feel that showed that the punk ethos could be filtered down to the world of Kraftwerk and some of the more overblown electronicists of ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Later stuff from Simon Richmond and crew, kind of all over the place, but with a nice variety of sounds, from spacey and ambient, to downtempo, to some harder beats. 12 tracks in all, including "Condition Red", "Fair Seven", "How The West Was Won", "Osaka", ... (New Grooves) read moreCD
Rip Rig & Panic —
God ... LP Virgin (UK), 1981. Near Mint- 2LP ...
Rip Rig & Panic's first album – and one of the most brilliant post punk albums to come of the early 80s UK scene – mixing up global rhythms, avant jazz horns and winds, and spiritually resonant stream of consciousness vocals! Gareth Sanger paved the way with his earlier work in Pop ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Rolling Stones at their rawest, most shambling, sleazy and brilliant – the epic, unimpeachable Exile On Main Street! What can we say about one of the most iconic albums of all time other than chime in with our agreement that it's one of the greatest rock albums of ever! Big choruses ... (Rock) read moreCD
The fourth album from Roxy Music – and quite possibly their best to date! The album has the group moving strongly past the Eno years, into a tighter framework that still contains many of the darker themes of earlier records. Ferry's lead vocals are incredibly majestic – rising to ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from this crucial group from the UK scene at the end of the 70s – the legendary Ruts, a group who could equally balance punk and reggae influences in the same style as The Clash – but who often worked with a much more biting sound overall! This album's their lasting ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Snide, surly and cathartic genius from the Sex Pistols – a record with a legacy as eternal as any rock album, punk or otherwise – all the more stunning, given it's the band's lone studio album! One classic after another, including "Holidays In The Sun", "Bodies", ... (Rock) read moreCD
Early track from Shyheim, who must've been about 12 or 13 at the time. As you'd guess from the title, "Pass It Off" is a posse track with verses from Rubba Banz, K-Tez, K-Dee on the main version. The B-Side remix adds vocals from Pop The Brown Hornet, and the Underground Remix adds ... (Hip Hop) read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Essential! When this one came out at the end of the 80's, it not only restored our faith in modern soul music, but it also drew the world's attention to the rich, rich talents that had been bubbling under in London's mid 80's rare groove scene. The record's a classic, and most of the tracks still ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The debut of U-Roy, and an album that paves the way for countless wonderful sounds to come! The album's an early one in the toasting approach – and has U-Roy calling out the tunes in this echoey style that's wonderful – somehow more urgent than reggae records of just a few years before ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album