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Colin BlunstoneJourney (UK pressing) ... LP
Epic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The third solo album by Colin Blunstone – the magic-voiced singer who was lead vocalist of the Zombies, and went on to cut some god-like solo work in the early 70s! This album's a bit less sublime than Colin's first two – with tracks that veer a bit more towards the soft rock sound of the 70s, with some compressed AOR touches in place of the floating instrumentation of earlier albums – but it still sounds mighty nice to our ears, as Colin's voice is always a treat, and the record has a irrepressible charm in its optimistic presentation of some of the material. Essentially, if you dig Colin lots, you'll still want this one – as it's got more than a few nice moments – and is more of an evolution of his solo work than a divergence from it. Titles include "Setting Yourself Up", "Brother Lover", "Shadow Of A Doubt", "It's Magical", "You Who Are Lonely", "Beginning", and "Keep The Curtains Closed Today". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Includes the CBS inner sleeve. Cover is wavy, with a lgihtly bent corner and unglued bottom seam.)

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Colin BlunstoneOne Year (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". This amazing 50th anniversary edition adds in 14 more tracks to a wonderful package – rare material that mostly features Blustone solo – with titles that include "Sing Your Own Song", "Let Me Come Closer To You", "You Really Were A Surprise", "I Won't Let You Down", "Too Much Too Soon", "I'd Like To Get To Know You", and "Are You Ready". CD
(50th Anniversary Expanded Edition!)
Also available One Year (with bonus tracks) ... LP 34.99

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Colin BlunstoneOne Year (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Epic/Sundazed, 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99 36.99
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". This amazing 50th anniversary edition adds in 14 more tracks to a wonderful package – rare material that mostly features Blustone solo – with titles that include "Sing Your Own Song", "Let Me Come Closer To You", "You Really Were A Surprise", "I Won't Let You Down", "Too Much Too Soon", "I'd Like To Get To Know You", and "Are You Ready". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available One Year (with bonus tracks) ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ Colin BlunstoneOne Year (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Epic/4 Men With Beards, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
One Year (with bonus tracks) ... CD 17.99
One Year (with bonus tracks) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ Colin BlunstoneOne Year (UK pressing) ... CD
Epic/Rewind (UK), 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
Amazing solo work from ex-Zombie Colin Blunstone – his first album after parting ways with his former group – and one of our favorite albums of all time! Blunstone's vocals were already amazing in The Zombies – especially near the end – but this set takes things even further, by blending his sublime lyrics with spare arrangements that often just feature simple string passages and warm piano parts – subtle accompaniment that leaves Colin strongly in the lead! The songs are wonderful – penned to recall the changes and issues of the year after the parting of the group – with plenty of help from old buddies Rod Argent and Chris White too. There's never been another record like this again, and there never will be – one of the true treasures of the greatest generation of music! Titles include "Let Me Come Closer To You", "I Can't Live Without You", "Smokey Day", and "Say You Don't Mind" – plus a fantastic cover of "Misty Roses", and the more rocking "She Loves The Way They Love Her". CD
Also available
One Year (with bonus tracks) ... CD 17.99
One Year (with bonus tracks) ... LP 34.99
 
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ArgentRing Of Hands ... LP
Epic, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
The second album by Argent – Rod Argent's project immediately after the breakup of the Zombies! There's plenty of Zombie-like ideas here – particularly those floating around the Odyssey and Oracle album, but they're also done without the dreamy pop style of Colin Blunstone's vocals, which makes for a much harder sound overall. Added into that the guitar of Russ Ballard, which really kicks into the tunes nicely, and you've got some great rock and roll work – written with a pop sensibility, but played with a razor-sharp edge that's pretty hard hitting. Titles include "Lothlorien", "Rejoice", "Pleasure", "Sweet Mary", "Where Are We Going Wrong", "Rejoice", "Cast Your Spell Uranus", and "Celebration". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label pressing. Cover has ring and edge wear, and a partially split top seam.)

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Mike HarrisonMike Harrison/Smokestack Lightning/Rainbow Rider ... CD
Island/BGO (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
Three overlooked albums by British singer Mike Harrison – all brought together in a single set! First up is the self-titled Mike Harrison – a wonderful solo debut from the singer who made Spooky Tooth sound so great on their albums, maybe even sounding better here on his own! The album is clearly conceived and put together by Mike – with backup help from The Junkyard Band, who underscore the yearning, earnest qualities in his vocals – spun out with a snakey, raspy charm, with a sound that's maybe a more intimate take on territory explored by Procol Harum. The songs are great, and the whole record has a quality level that really attests to the all-great quality of Island Records at this point – with tracks that include "Pain", "Lonely People", "Mother Nature", "Call It A Day", "Damian", and "Wait Until The Morning". Smokestack Lightning is great solo work from Mike Harrison, ex-Spooky Tooth – a fantastic singer who should have been huge as a solo act – maybe a bit like Colin Blunstone, whose sound with The Zombies was so important, but could never have a huge career on his own – even while he created some wonderful albums in the process! This set's a well-crafted gem through and through – recorded at Muscle Shoals, but with a sound that's free of any of the hoke of those oft-used studios – as instead of bending to southern modes, Harrison uses the ace musicians to underscore some of the depth of his own approach in a really great way. Titles include "Turning Over", "Wanna Be Free", "Tears", "What A Price", and "Paid My Dues". Rainbow Rider has Mike Harrison maybe hitting some harder rock territory than before, with some roots rock moments – more a part of the overall sound of the group, and with some pretty heavy guitars up there in the lead – which seems to bring out a very different quality in Mike's vocals. Titles include "Okay Lay Lady Lay", "Like A Road Leading Home", "Maverick Woman Blues", "You & Me", "I'll Keep It With Mine", and "Friend". CD

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Mike HurstIn My Time – Recordings, Productions, & Songs 1962 to 1985 (4CD set) ... CD
Strawberry (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 4CD ... $12.99
A fantastic package of work from British singer/producer/arranger Mike Hurst – a huge talent who's not that well known on our shores, but who had a hand in a huge amount of classic recordings in the 60s and 70s! This set is a huge introduction to Mike's many talents – and although we know one or two of his full albums, and see his name on many famous records, it's clear that we only were seeing the tip of the iceberg compared to the material on this set! CD1 brings together early singles that Hurst recorded under his own name, at a time when he was a catchy singer trying to break into the world of British pop. CD2 features two rare albums issued by Capitol at the start of the 70s – Home and In My Time, both of which show this really strong development of Mike as a singer/songwriter, with his own production strengths helping things out even more! CD3 and CD4 really open things up – as they bring together a huge amount of classic Mike Hurst work behind the scenes – working as producer and songwriter with a host of legendary talents and ultra-hip British acts – artists who include PP Arnold, Barry St John, Warm Sounds, Murray Head, Chris Farlowe, Alan Bown, Spencer Davis Group, Marsha Hunt, Bobby Lee, Nirvana, Colin Blunstone, Hardin York, The Move, Fingertips, Fumble, Fancy, Nolan Sisters, and many others – some of whom are represented here by songs that appear here for the first time. 92 tracks in all – with very detailed notes! CD
(Still sealed!)

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Chris RainbowBest of Chris Rainbow 1972 to 1980 ... CD
EM (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $24.99
Gosh, we love this CD! Chris Rainbow may not be a household name to you – but he's a 70s pop genius that deserves much greater recognition, much of what he'll get from this CD! Chris has a style that picks up where The Beach Boys' Sunflower left off – and he's also got some elements that share a bit with ELO's mid 70s pop gems, plus some of the later work of Colin Blunstone. The tunes on here are unabashedly the stuff of AM Radio dreams – with super hooks, impeccably tight production, and compressed instruments and vocals that blow away most of what Brian Wilson was doing at the time. Chris later went onto sing for Alan Parsons Project, but don't hold that against him. Heavenly – and one of our favorite discoveries of the past few years! Titles include "Song Of The Earth", "Love You Eternally", "Ring Ring", "Bluebird", "Streetwise", "In Love With You", "Iron Sky", and "Wait Until Tomorrow". CD
(Includes obi!)

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Terry ReidBang, Bang You're Terry Reid ... LP
Epic, 1968. Very Good- ... $24.99
A lost classic that needs to be in every hip rock collection! Terry Reid is one of those talents who never got his due when his albums first came out – like Tim Buckley, Nick Drake, Billy Nichols, Colin Blunstone, Curt Boettcher, and countless others that are all getting the "I'm sorry, forgive me, I'll love you forever" treatment from the rock cognoscenti. And even though Terry's style is a bit harder and more rocking than all of the above, his place in the music is similar – in that he had a really unique way of putting things together, kind of a blend of tight pop, blue-eyed soul, and some trippy influences – all wrapped up in some very tight production that makes the album sparkle like a lost pop gem. Titles include strong originals like "Erica", "Tinker Taylor", "Without Expression", "Sweater", and "When I Get Home" – plus covers of "Season Of The Witch" and "Bang Bang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label stereo pressing. Cover has some spotty surface wear, edge wear, bent corners, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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ZombiesOdessey & Oracle (expanded & remastered) ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1968. Used ... $5.99
An incredible album – one of the greatest rock albums of the 60s, and a record we'd place right up there on the shelf next to Pet Sounds or Forever Changes! The arrangements are sublime – proof that the Zombies were growing way past just a simple Brit Invasion style, into a world of complicated orchestrations, subtle songwriting, and some of the most baroquely beautiful vocals ever recorded in the service of pop music! The whole thing's amazing – the kind of essential record we never tire of – and tracks include "Changes", "Care of Cell 44", "Rose For Emily", "Hung Up On A Dream", "Friends Of Mine", and "Butcher's Tale". Expanded version features a total of 22 tracks – including Colin Blunstone gems "She Loves The Way They Love Her" and "Smokey Day", plus a number of different mixes of other tunes, and the great "Conversation Off Floral Street". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zombies (solo material too)Into The Afterlife ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A true treasure trove for any fan of the Zombies, Rod Argent, or Colin Blunstone – magical material recorded in the immediate post-Zombies years – offered up here with a few rare late Zombies tracks as well! The genius of Odessey & Oracle still hangs heavy here on most of the tracks – as does the earliest solo work of Colin Blunstone – an airy mix of pop harmonies, spacey instrumentation, and baroquely psychedelic touches – all strung together lightly, but slowly pulling in the different directions the members were taking after the breakup of the original group. Perhaps the greatest bits here are Colin Blunstone tracks recorded under the name of Neil MacArthur for Decca – titles that predate his brilliant Year One album, but which have a very similar feel. Neil MacArthur tracks include "Hung Upside Down", "Without Her", "Twelve Twenty Nine", "World Of Glass", "Never My Love", "It's Not Easy", "Don't Try To Explain", and "She's Not There". Also great are some Rod Argent & Chris White tracks – again pre-Argent material, but with a strong Zombies link in their sound – on tracks that include "It Never Fails To Please Me", "I Could Spend The Day", "She Loves The Way They Love Her", "Telescope", "To Julia", and "Unhappy Girl". CD also features some great "orchestral mix" titles by The Zombies – "If It Don't Work Out" and "Walking In The Sun" – both of which sound beautiful with added strings! CD

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VariousTea & Sympathy – The English Baroque Sound 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A great document of a really cool moment in British pop – a time when the music eschwed guitars in favor of strings and larger arrangements – not in the sweet style that American singers were using at the start of the 60s, but a much darker mode that paved the way for even more complex music to come in the 70s! The arrangements here are complex, yet still very tuneful and groovy – and maybe some of the best easy comparisons might be the music of the Left Banke here in the US, or the way that strings were used to great effect in the music of Nick Drake. As always with Ace Records, the presentation is wonderful, with plenty of notes and a superb set list of 22 tracks that include "Please Believe Me" by Nirvana, "Say You Don't Mind" by Colin Blunstone, "Pictures" by Ray Brooks, "Off To Find A New Land" by Lea Nixon, "Alice" by Jon Plum, "When The City Sleeps" by Bombadil, "Mary Jane" by Erasmus Chorum, "Shapes & Shadows" by Tandem, "Forever Autumn" by Virgrass & Osborne, "The Sevent Hour" by Gordon Waller, "Very Well" by Les Payne, "You're Lovely" by Sunchariot, "Coathanger" by Clifford T Ward, and "Lifetime" by The Bliss. CD

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✨✧ Duncan BrowneGive Me Take You ... CD
Immediate/Grapefruit (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A completely charming set from the British scene of the late 60s – one of those "shoulda been huge" sorts of records, but one that's become all that much more charming over the years because of its obscurity! Duncan Browne is a hell of a songwriter, and has a voice that's immediately captivating – served up here in a mix of acoustic instrumentation and larger arrangements that's not that far from the best sound of Island Records during the same generation – but with more of the singer/songwriter spin you might hear from Colin Blunstone. The whole thing's wonderful – a record that just keeps on giving over the years – with titles that include "Give Me Take You", "Ninepence Worth Of Walking", "The Ghost Walks", "Chloe In The Garden", "On The Bombsite", "Gabilan", "Alfred Bell", and "The Death Of Neil". Great UK version features 10 bonus tracks – some unissued demo and rehearsal cuts, plus "The Cherry Blossom Fool". CD

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✨✧ Ugly ThingsIssue 60 – Summer 2022 ... Magazine
Ugly Things, 2022. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
In case you didn't know it, we LOVE Ugly Things – as every issue, the magazine manages to give us maybe more content than we'd find in a single book! That's definitely the case this time around – as the issue has a fantastic feature on the early days of Lou Reed, John Cale, and Tony Conrad – with a look into the Pickwick Records scene and other strange forces that were at work in the early days. There's also interviews with both Colin Blunstone and Jorma Kaukonen – and one with Nanette Natal too – and the issue looks at the famous underground 60s LA band Malibalavi, and has more features on Chrome, Jarvis Street Revue, The Dogs, and Roger James Four – plus all the cool little columns and features that always make for a jam-packed issue! This one's almost 150 pages in length, with black and white images throughout – and more than enough to read to hold you over until the next issue arrives. Magazine

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✨✧ ArgentEncore ... CD
Sony/Collectables, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
A double-live set from the mighty Rod Argent – working here with James Rodford on bass, Robert Henrit on drums, and the great Russ Ballard on guitar! Includes a 10 minute take on "Hold Your Head Up" – and long versions of "Music From The Spheres", "It's Only Money", "I Am The Dance Of Ages", and "The Coming Of Kohoutek" – plus Argent's take on "I Don't Believe In Miracles" – better known as a Colin Blunstone song! CD
(1999 CD pressing. Cover image varies slightly.)
 
 
 



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