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✨✧ Funk FactoryFunk Factory ... LP
Atco, 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive bit of funky fusion from the 70s – an album that was crucially overlooked at the time, but which has gone onto become a crate-diggers classic over the years! The group's fronted by Polish jazz legends Michal Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak – but it also features a fair bit of American players too – all working together in a blend of the best funky fusion modes going down in both the US and Eastern Europe in the mid 70s! Drums on the set are totally great – played by Steve Gadd or Gerald Brown, depending on the track – and some tracks have weird vocal bits that riff around the instrumentation, sung either by Urszula, Bernard Kafka, or some other backing singers. The keyboards are great – quite tripped-out at times, but never too over the top – and overall, the album's a fair bit more soulful and funky than most of Urbaniak's other work of the 70s. Titles include the killer sample track "Rien Ne Va Plus" – used famously by the Beastie Boys many years back – plus "After The World Goes Home", "Funk It", "Sinkin Low", "Next Please", "Horsing Around", and "Watusi Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Danny ElfmanCharlie And The Chocolate Factory ... CD
Warner, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Aretha FranklinDeeper Love (C+C Hot mix, single mix, Morales single mix, Tribesman mix, C+C Music Factory mix) ... CD
Arista, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDetroit Blues Factory Vol 1 ... LP
Blues Factory, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black KeysRubber Factory ... LP
Fat Possum, 2004. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo's Factory ... LP
Fantasy, 1970. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing.)

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✨✧ Jammin' The House GeraldFactory Style EP ... 12-inch
Dance Mania, 1994. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes "Get the Ho '94", "Hit Tracks", "Mutha F***** Party Hype", the club & beat mixes of "Black Women", and "Posse Up". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some marker on one side.)

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✨✧ George MorelMorel's Grooves Vol 3 – Down To The Waistline (Honey)(sound factory mix, b*tch mix)/You Know What I Mean/Like This ... 12-inch
Strictly Rhythm, 1993. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Larry Magid with Robert HuberMy Soul's Been Psychedelicized – Electric Factory – Four Decades In Posters & Photographs (hardcover) ... Book
Temple, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hefty book that's partly a tribute to a famous music venue in Philadelphia – but one that's also overflowing with obscure photographs of famous performers – and a huge selection of vintage rock posters too! The Electric Factory was a bit like the Fillmore – in that although the core club closed relatively early, it created a production powerhouse that put together a huge amount of concerts over the decades – a legacy that includes the famous Live Aid concert in Philly, and many other big shows too. The book features loads of full-page color images from the shows – but the posters are maybe the most appealing part – and there's a fair bit of Electric Factory history and early information too. 192 pages, hardcover, in full color. Book
 
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A Certain RatioACR Box (4CD set) ... CD
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $42.99 45.98
A really great collection of work from one of the coolest, most compelling groups to record for the legendary Factory Records label – a combo who were contemporaries of Joy Division and New Order, but who had a very different sound! A Certain Ration – or ACR for short – had a wicked approach that was part funk, part punk – but often more soulful than contemporaries like Pigbag or Bush Tetras – a quality that only advanced as the group aged a bit, and learned to play their instruments even better than before! Factory was very committed to ACR right from the start – and in addition to key albums, they also recorded the group in many ways, which also yielded plenty of unusual tracks for singles, and plenty of unreleased material too. This package brings together all the best of those moments – and features 53 tracks that are a huge addition to their smaller catalog of LP releases – titles that include the previously unissued "Houses In Motion (demo)", "And Then Again (another version)", "Piu Lento (Peel Session)", "Nostromo A Go Go (demo)", "Backs To The Wall (demo)", "It's Trippin When I'm Fine", "Mello (JD 800 perc mix)", "Teko 4 An Answer (120 bpm)", "Samba 123 (demo)", "Some Day (ACR rework)", "Say What You Mean (unfinished demo)", "WSLU", and "Happy Meal" – plus "The Planet", "Turn Me On (7" edit)", "Fever 103 (Greetings 4 version)", "Loosen Up Your Mind", "All Night Party", "Thin Boys", "Blown Away", "Funaezekea", "Abracadubra", "Sommadub", "Guess Who (12" mix)", "Tumba Rumba", "Knife Slits Water (12" version)", "There's Only This", "Si Fermir O Grido (Touch cassette version)", "Brazilia (long)", "The Runner (Greetings 4 version)", and "Sounds Like Something Dirty". CD

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A Certain RatioSextet ... CD
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, but by the time of this record, they've learned to play their instruments a bit more – and really have a way of twisting around all the inspirations they've lifted from American funk and Jamaican dub! The album features a great long take on the track "Knife Slits Water" – one of the group's catchiest tunes ever – plus the cuts "Below The Canal", "Rialto", "Rub Down", "Skipscada", "Crystal", and "Lucinda". CD

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Miles BrownEvidence Of Soul & Body ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2019. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Jerry ButlerBest Of The Vee Jay Years ... CD
Vee Jay/Shout Factory, Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
Amazing work by one of our favorite soul singers ever – the legendary Jerry Butler, heard here in his crucial early years at Vee Jay Records! Jerry first recorded for the label as part of the young Impressions trio with Curtis Mayfield, but was pulled out to become a solo act on his own – and the result was a batch of tunes that clearly helped forge a new generation in soul music – allowing a male vocalist to skirt the line between expressive emotion and sophisticated reserve, a quality that earned Jerry the nickname of "Iceman" during these early years. It's hard to adequately sum up the power of this work in words, so we'll let Jerry's magnificent recordings do the job for us – and will only say that the set features a total of 16 tracks in all, including the titles "Find Another Girl", "He Will Break Your Heart", "Need To Belong", "Message To Martha", "Make It Easy On Yourself", "I Stand Accused", "Let It Be Me", "Good Times", "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore", "Aware Of Love", "Moon River", "Find Another Girl", "I'm A Telling You", "You Can Run", "For Your Precious Love", and "Come Back My Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Miles Davis with John ColtraneLive In Saint Louis 1956 ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), 1956. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Durutti ColumnWithout Mercy (4CD set) ... CD
Factory Benelux (Luxembourg), 1986. New Copy 4 CDs ... $24.99
A beautiful little record from Durutti Column – and a bit of a departure for Vini Reilly, given that there's more of an overall concept to the album! The set's an all-instrumental one – a bit different than his blue-tinged vocal work of the first few Factory albums – but it's still awash in that wonderful guitar style of his – airy and atmospheric, but surprisingly pointed, too – really one of the strongest instrumental voices to emerge from the British post-punk scene, even if it was one of the most subtle! The music adds in piano, bits of strings, oboe, and other elements – really opening up the incredibly lovely melodies of the songs – almost in a Penguin Cafe Orchestra mode, which might be a good comparison to the spirit of the set. This beautiful version features 4 CDs' worth of material – bonus tracks on the main album, including "All That Love & Maths Can Do", "Snowflakes", "The Sea Wall", "Profondeurs Des Eaux Des Laques", "Duet", and "Estoril A Noite". Then, there's also three full CDs of concert material – a Manchester show from 2011, a London show from 1984, and an Oslo show from 1986. CD

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Ron EnglishDance/Cry/Dance ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2018. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Fela & Africa 70Fela's London Scene (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A great batch of rare tracks from the legendary Fela Kuti – unreleased for many years after their recording – which was done in London in 1971, when EMI sent Fela to the UK for a special session at their Abbey Road studios! The set benefits from the great production values of that historic place – and the band grooves tightly in tracks that are a little bit shorter than usual, but which still burn with all the intensity of the later African recordings – almost a more focused approach that draws a bit more link between American funk before some of the freewheeling jams of the side-long Afro Funk tracks! Titles include "J'ehin J'ehin", "Egbe Mi O", "Who're You", "Buy Africa", and "Fight To Finish". LP, Vinyl record album

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Flamin GrooviesFlamingo (hot pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kama Sutra/Culture Factory, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
One of the finest moments ever from The Flamin Groovies – a set that's awash in 50s rock and roll influences, yet filtered through the heady late 60s San Francisco scene – making for a mix that's completely compelling throughout, and unlike anything else we can think of! The Groovies might initially seem like retro-rockers, yet they've got this sharp edge that makes their music more of a commentary on rock and roll, and its roots as well – uttered beautifully at a time when so many others were falling into excess, but also done without any of the "roots" cliches that others were embracing in a much clunkier way! It's hard to sum up adequately, but the record's almost a leap forward from Gene Vincent over 60s psyche – but on its way to the rough edges embraced by the UK punk scene in years to come – kind of that odd space that the Modern Lovers hit with their Kim Fowley recordings, but much more rocking overall. Most numbers are originals from vocalist Roy Loney – and titles include "Comin After Me", "Headin For The Texas Border", "Second Cousin", "Childhood's End", "Jailbait", and "She's Falling Apart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited RSD Vinyl Club pressing – on opaque bright pink colored vinyl!)

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Tony FruscellaComplete Works – Studio & Live Recordings (4 CD set) ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), Late 40s/1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $33.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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William HookerMindfulness (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1997. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99
One of the looser, more experimental albums we've ever heard from percussionist William Hooker – done at a time when his fame was really reaching past the New York downtown scene! The set was recorded in San Francisco, and features the great Glenn Spearman on a variety of reeds, plus DJ Olive on turntables, and Hooker on both drums and a bit of spoken word – on long titles that include "Solemn Breath Knowledge/In This Earthy Body", "Living Organs/Parallel Planes", "Archetypal Space", "Principle Of Duality", and "Flow Rt 1 (Awake)". LP also features two bonus tracks not on the CD – "History & Futures" and "Architecture (Book Of Numbers)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on clear vinyl!)

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Joy DivisionCloser ... LP
Factory, 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Much as we love the legendary debut from Joy Division, we love this second album even more – as the whole thing's a perfect realization of their genius – and such a strong step forward, it still pains us to remember that singer Ian Curtis was taken from us all too soon, and the group never got to fully move past this moment! Everything that made the first record great is here – but there's also a more cohesive approach to both the song structure, and the overall album presentation – so that the landscape of darkness we first viewed on Unknown Pleasures comes into even greater focus here – as the songs follow one another in a beautifully logical order, and the slight refinements in production make all the best elements of the musicianship – especially the bass and drums – even more powerful than before. Titles include "Twenty Four Hours", "Heart & Soul", "Decades", "Colony", "Passover", and "A Means To An End". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino remaster, including the round corner inner sleeve.)

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Joy DivisionStill ... LP
Factory, Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
The last full chapter in the legacy of Joy Division – an album that ws issued in the wake of the untimely early death of Ian Curtis – a special double-length set that brought together all the unreleased material at the time! The package features a number of tracks that the group were working on before Curtis died – material that still shows a much more Joy Division-centric aesthetic than the sound of New Order to come – and the package also features live material from 1980 – an interesting change from the studio sound of the group (even though the whole set was still produced by Martin Hannett!) Features the group's famous cover of "Sister Ray", plus "Glass", "The Only Mistake", "The Sound Of Music", "Exercise One", "Dead Souls", "Walked In Line", "Ceremony", "Shadowplay", "Transmission", "Decades", "Digital", and "New Dawn Fades". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino pressing in the folder cover.)

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Joy DivisionUnknown Pleasures ... LP
Factory, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A stunning record – and one that still chills us to the bone after all these years! The set's the first (and one of the few) from Joy Division – and really set a whole new standard for the post-punk underground – thanks partly to the group's brooding sense of darkness, but also to the brilliant production from Martin Hannett – who uses slight bits of electronics to augment the group's stark guitars and Ian Curtis' moody vocals. The whole thing's a classic – and titles include "Disorder", "She's Lost Control", "New Dawn Fades", "Interzone", and "I Remember Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram Rhino pressing in the textured cover, with rounded corner inner sleeve.)

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Anton KarasThird Man ... LP
Soundtrack Factory, 1949. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
Nicely-packaged version of the famous score to The Third Man – featuring the legendary zither work of the great Anton Karas! Karas played in this tightly plucked style, mixing traditional elements with the right moody elements needed for the film – and the result was a score that was copied endlessly during the 50s, but which is rarely available in a proper form on reissue. This set includes not only the main "Third Man Theme", but a huge amount of incidental music from the film! LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram EU pressing.)

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Gayelynn MckinneyMcKinFolk – The New Beginning ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2018. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Promotional copy with a punch through the barcode.)

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New OrderCeremony/In A Lonely Place (version 1 – green cover) ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99 15.98
The fantastic first single from New Order – issued here with the first take on the tune, which was recorded in the US at a time when the group, as Joy Division, were still reeling from the loss of Ian Curtis! The track's a great bridge between the two eras – and already sets up that amazing New Order sound so well. "In A Lonely Place" is great too – a paean back to the moodiness of Joy Division – but with a slight current of hope. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New OrderCeremony/In A Lonely Place (version 2 – cream cover) ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99 15.98
The second take of New Order's classic "Ceremony" – recorded by the band in England, after Gillian had joined the group – with a vibe that's maybe slightly less dark than the original take, almost as if she's helping the lads to put the death of Ian Curtis behind them – and find a way forward! The track's a great bridge between the two eras – and already sets up that amazing New Order sound so well. "In A Lonely Place" is great too – a paean back to the moodiness of Joy Division – but with a slight current of hope. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Quando QuangoAtom Rock (New York rmx, dub mix) ... 12-inch
Factory, 1984. Very Good (pic cover)... $11.99
Latinized crossover club from the enigmatic Quando Quango – one of our favorite groups from the Factory Records import years! "Atom Rock" is a catchy New York styled number, remixed here by Mark Kamins with the trebley guitar, conga and electro bits all ducking in and out of the bass heavy mix ina nice dubby fashion! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Slavic Soul PartyIn Makedonija ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2002. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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TurtlesBiggest Hits ... CD
Shout Factory, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben Webster & The Modern Jazz QuartetBen Webster & The Modern Jazz Quartet 1953 – An Exceptional Encounter ... CD
Jazz Factory (Spain), 1953. Used ... $9.99
A pretty compelling session – one that features Ben Webster playing with the first version of the Modern Jazz Quartet! The recording quality of the material is a bit rough, but Webster's tone cuts right through any shortcomings of the setting – blowing deeply over rhythms by the team of John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke. Titles include "Poutin", "Confirmation", "Lady Be Good", "Nearness Of You", and "Cotton Tail". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zohar (Aaron Bensoussan &Uri Caine)Keter ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ 52nd StreetCool As Ice/Twice As Nice ... 12-inch
Factory/A&M, 1983. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bernard HerrmannPsycho/Vertigo ... CD
Soundtrack Factory (Spain), 1958/1960. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ WakeTestament – Best Of The Wake ... CD
Factory Benelux (Belgium), 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson & The Family Clone ... CD
Shout Factory, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The title and the cover on this one are a bit of an in joke – as Johnny Guitar Watson plays all instruments on the album himself – but the joke stops there, as the record's every bit as great as any of Watson's classics from the time! And there's no "clone" in the grooves at all – no nod to more popular styles by other artists of the time – because Johnny keeps things unique throughout, always working that undeniable Watson charm alongside some wicked guitar and super-sly vocals! Keyboards figure in as much as guitar on the record, and there's some really great laidback numbers that almost have a Shuggie Otis-like approach to soul. Titles include "What Is Love", "Family Clone", "Forget The Joneses", "Clone Information", "Voodoo What You Do", and "Come & Dance With Me". CD also features 2 bonus tracks – "Please Send Me Someone To Love" and "Chill Me Out". CD

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✨✧ Dennis CoffeyDown By The River ... CD
Detroit Music Factory, 2019. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ New OrderEverythings Gone Green/Cries & Whispers/Mesh ... 12-inch
Factory/Rhino, 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the first really catchy songs to ever come from New Order – but served up here on a single that still retains some of the moodier elements of their Joy Division years! At some level, "Everything's Gone Green" is almost a blueprint for everything that would follow – "Blue Monday" and beyond – but it's also more spare, and has the spacey guitar lines almost speaking more than the vocals! Backed here by the excellent "Cries & Whispers" and "Mesh". 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ New OrderTemptation/Hurt ... 12-inch
Factory/Parlophone, 1982. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
The great, too seldom heard full 12" version of New Order's "Temptation" – a classic that never gets old! Not that there's ever been a thing wrong with the single edit, but the stretched out, elongatated rhythmic bliss of the longer version is a trip worth revisiting, and "Hurt" is one of their all time great earlier sides, with frenetic dancefloor beats that haven't aged single day in all these years, and some hints to their more melodic future in the synths and vocals. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Nice, heavyweight vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ A Certain RatioACR Box (7LP set) ... LP
Factory/Mute, Early 80s. New Copy 7LP ... Out Of Stock
A really great collection of work from one of the coolest, most compelling groups to record for the legendary Factory Records label – a combo who were contemporaries of Joy Division and New Order, but who had a very different sound! A Certain Ration – or ACR for short – had a wicked approach that was part funk, part punk – but often more soulful than contemporaries like Pigbag or Bush Tetras – a quality that only advanced as the group aged a bit, and learned to play their instruments even better than before! Factory was very committed to ACR right from the start – and in addition to key albums, they also recorded the group in many ways, which also yielded plenty of unusual tracks for singles, and plenty of unreleased material too. This package brings together all the best of those moments – and features 53 tracks that are a huge addition to their smaller catalog of LP releases – titles that include the previously unissued "Houses In Motion (demo)", "And Then Again (another version)", "Piu Lento (Peel Session)", "Nostromo A Go Go (demo)", "Backs To The Wall (demo)", "It's Trippin When I'm Fine", "Mello (JD 800 perc mix)", "Teko 4 An Answer (120 bpm)", "Samba 123 (demo)", "Some Day (ACR rework)", "Say What You Mean (unfinished demo)", "WSLU", and "Happy Meal" – plus "The Planet", "Turn Me On (7" edit)", "Fever 103 (Greetings 4 version)", "Loosen Up Your Mind", "All Night Party", "Thin Boys", "Blown Away", "Funaezekea", "Abracadubra", "Sommadub", "Guess Who (12" mix)", "Tumba Rumba", "Knife Slits Water (12" version)", "There's Only This", "Si Fermir O Grido (Touch cassette version)", "Brazilia (long)", "The Runner (Greetings 4 version)", and "Sounds Like Something Dirty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Signed limited edition of 1000 – colored vinyl pressing with a 24 page book and download!)
Also available ACR Box (4CD set) ... CD 42.99

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✨✧ FelaVinyl Box Set #4 (Yellow Fever/No Agreement/JJD/VIP/Coffin For Head Of State/Army Arrangement/Underground System) (7LP set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Seven amazing albums from the legendary Fela Kuti – all packaged here in a special limited box set – with choices made by modern soul legend Erykah Badu! The package includes some of our favorite Fela albums ever – and all of them are records that really show him honing his groove – not just finding the fierce rhythms that helped him forever change the face of African music – but also getting even more bold with his politics, at a level that made the man as much of a societal force as a musical one! The box features the records No Agreement, Yellow Fever, JJD, Coffin For Head Of State, Underground System, Army Arrangement, and VIP – all presented with their original cover art too. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70He Miss Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records of the time – particularly in the way the guitars echo out next to the saxophones, which are often highlighted by the wonderful rhythms of the great Tony Allen! "Monday Morning In Lagos" is a really blue-tinged track that goes beyond the usual Afro Funk of the time – one of those moments when it seems as if there's a surprising link between Fela's Africa 70 group and Sun Ra's Arkestra. "He Miss Road" is a burning, building groove that has the keyboards layered up strongly with the saxes – and "It's No Possible" is a great side-long track with this really wonderful use of electric piano – again sometimes at a level that almost feels Sun Ra-like! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ A Certain RatioForce (colored vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the tightest albums ever from A Certain Ratio – a set that has them drawing on their 70s funk inspirations even more than before – and really finding a way to focus the soulful side of their talents! In a way, the sound here is a bit like that taken by Gang Of Four over the course of their short early career – a start in punk blooming strongly in funk – with lots of basslines at the bottom, and songs that aren't as dark as before – surprisingly tuneful at times, and even with a bit of guest vocals from Corrine Drewery in her pre-Swing Out Sister years! Not surprisingly, Drewery and ACR member Andrew Connell would take this brand of jazz funk even farther in that group – but here, in a Factory Records setting, things still have a nice edge that ties them to their roots. Titles include "Naked & White", "Bootsy", "And Then She Smiles", "Only Together", "Take Me Down", and "Anthem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl – with download!)

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✨✧ A Certain RatioI'd Like To See You Again (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album for post-punk legends A Certain Ratio – done at a time when the group was really putting a lot of funk and soul into their style – learning to play their instruments a bit more like the soul artists who inspired them, and acting less like the punk musicians they first appeared to be. The change actually makes for a pretty darn nice album – a record of smoother than usual instrumental sides that have some more straight ahead rhythms than before, but still enough darkly-tinged moments to keep things interesting. Titles include "Touch", "Saturn", "Hot Knights", "Sesamo Apriti Corco Vada", "Axis", "Guess Who" and "Show Case". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ A Certain RatioSextet (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Factory/Mute, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the funkiest album ever by the groundbreaking British group A Certain Ratio – filled with lots of heavy post-disco bass and percussion, all rattling away with the energy of some of the best work on Ze Records a the time! The group's dark moody feel is still largely in place, but by the time of this record, they've learned to play their instruments a bit more – and really have a way of twisting around all the inspirations they've lifted from American funk and Jamaican dub! The album features a great long take on the track "Knife Slits Water" – one of the group's catchiest tunes ever – plus the cuts "Below The Canal", "Rialto", "Rub Down", "Skipscada", "Crystal", and "Lucinda". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition orange vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Sextet ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSounds Like Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1967. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sounds like Herb Alpert, but it grooves in ways that we hardly expected – playful, creative, and filled with so many more rhythms than just the Tijuana groove we might have thought! There's a real deepening sense of instrumental pop going on here – as Herb explores some of the darker strains brought into the market by younger groups and artists on the scene, and through some of the cross-cultural recordings that were opening up as the global music market expanded in the mid 60s. The Brass still get in plenty of their jaunty licks in the set, but there's also more of a sense of Herb as a standout man of his own – a mature, all-adult sound that's got some great brooding emotion from time to time. Titles include "Casino Royale", "Wade In The Water", "Shades Of Blue", "Bo Bo", "Lady Godiva", "Town Without Pity", "Gotta Lot Of Livin To Do", and "The Charmer". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die ... CD
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost feels like he's sampling old records from the catalogs of labels like 4AD, Factory, or Creation – then using those sounds in the background to create these really unique colors and sonic elements – all while working on lyrics that are relatively straightforward! Imagine if David Sylvian ever produced a soul record, and you'll get part of the picture – but Clark is definitely his own man throughout, on titles that include "Evil Woman", "Feel This Way", "Maria Under The Moon", "On & On", "Did I Hurt U", "Days Like This", and "What Can I Do". CD
Also available Where Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 8.99

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Steven A ClarkWhere Neon Goes To Die (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Secretly Canadian, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Really compelling music from Steven A Clark – a singer who's definitely in a contemporary soul vein, but who also seems to be using all these references from the 80s – but in an unusual way! Unlike other singers who go straight for an 80s bass or boogie mode, Steven instead almost feels like he's sampling old records from the catalogs of labels like 4AD, Factory, or Creation – then using those sounds in the background to create these really unique colors and sonic elements – all while working on lyrics that are relatively straightforward! Imagine if David Sylvian ever produced a soul record, and you'll get part of the picture – but Clark is definitely his own man throughout, on titles that include "Evil Woman", "Feel This Way", "Maria Under The Moon", "On & On", "Did I Hurt U", "Days Like This", and "What Can I Do". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing – with download!)

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De LuxMore Disco Songs About Love ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2018. Sealed ... $9.99
Well, they've definitely got the "disco" in the title right – but there's a lot more going on here too – including some nice post-punk touches that are augmented by guest work from Mark Stewart and Liquid Liquid! The album's tuneful, catchy, and nicely distilled – heavy on the keyboard and rhythm tip, but not in the smoother style of some of the retro 80s acts on the market – instead with a vibe that hearkens back more towards the DIY vibe of the wave of indie labels that sprung up in the years after punk – particularly some of the hipper British or Benelux imprints! These guys almost feel like that moment when Factory records started to go from darkness to warmth, but also have a special spirit that's all their own – as you'll quickly learn to love on tracks that include "Cause For Concern", "Smarter Harder Darker", "These Are Some Of The Things That I Think About", "875 Dollars", "Stratosphere Girl", and "Music Snob". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a torn corner.)

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Dome (Gilbert & Lewis)Dome 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
Dome/Editions Mego (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Further amazing sounds from the duo of Gilbert & Lewis – material recorded right after their famous start in Wire – but with a completely different mode overall! There are occasional vocal passages that definitely echo the spirit of Wire, but in a very different way – more post-punk overall, and mixed with offbeat electronics that get very dark and which sounds like the more experimental sides of the young Factory Records – mixed with other passages that are more spacious, and maybe recall some of the German electronic experiments of the period. The mix of modes is great, and the record is full of surprises throughout – definitely a step forward from 154, but also a record that echoes some of the energy of that album too. Titles include "Long Lost Life", "Reading Prof B", "Ritual View", "Twist Up", "Keep It", "The Red Tent (parts 1 & 2)", and "Breathsteps". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Connie FrancisConnie & Clyde – Hit Songs Of The 30s ... LP
MGM, 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Quite an unusual little album from Connie Francis – her attempt to join in on the Bonnie & Clyde album craze of the late 60s – but a set that's got a different feel than most! While others were steeped in country and bluegrass sounds, the approach here is mostly in a 30s pop vocal mode – playful arrangements from Don Costa, occasionally augmented to give them an "old time" feel in the studio – and vocals from Connie that are quite different than her usual pop modes – really changed up nicely to fit the different spirit of the tunes. Titles include "Ace In The Hole", "Gold Diggers Medley", "Connie & Clyde", "Maybe", "Button Up Your Overcoat", and "Am I Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and factory stickers.)

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In EmbraceToo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Glass Redux (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99
The most obscure album from In Embrace – a group who were already a pretty darn obscure corner of the UK post-punk scene to begin with! The "group" is really Gary Knight – who works with various collaborators over the years – in a way that's got a nicely personal quality, maybe somewhere in the territory of The Gist or Young Marble Giants, but with some of the more moody singer/songwriter currents of Cherry Red – especially as Knight brings more energy to his vocals, although still with a flat-toned sort of darkness. There's more post-punk energy here than cold wave electro chill – with maybe echoes of Factory Records too – and titles include "Embrace The Base On Sunday", "Love Among The Crumbs", "With A Satin Finish", "Uniform & Unicorn", "Emotional Punchbags", and "Stretch". Also includes 9 more bonus tracks – including "Shadow & Substance", "Writing Pictures", "Fluid", "Liquid", and "Chocolates For Breakfast". CD

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Allen LoweAvant Garde Of Our Own – Jews & Roots Radical Jewish Acculturation – Disconnected Works 1980 to 2018 (8CD set) ... CD
ESP, 1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy 8CD ... $68.99
An incredible legacy of jazz – one that's certainly as disconnected as promised by the title, but which stands as a much-needed look at the many-sided talents of tenorist Allen Lowe! The set's on ESP Records, but often has sounds that are somewhat straight ahead – although often in a way that's a bit more than you might expect – as Lowe's a player with a strong knowledge of older generations of jazz, but who can put things together with a very contemporary ear – maybe best summed up in the Avant Garde Tribute To Louis Armstrong – a Knitting Factory performance that's part of this set. Lowe works with a compelling range of musicians throughout – maybe most importantly, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, who shows that in the 80s and 90s, he was still very open to new ideas – as well as Percy France and David Murray on tenor, Randy Sandke on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Matthew Shipp on piano and Farfisa organ – and many others along the way. The massive 8CD set features countless rare recordings from over 40 years of Lowe's career – private recordings, live sets, and lots more – a huge addition not just to his own catalog, but a revelation of a connecting web on the east coast scene for decades! CD

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Al ManfrediBlue Gold ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $7.99 17.98
The lost legacy of Al Manfredi – a south Cali singer who made a short splash with a garage combo in the 60s, then quickly retreated to a quiet life behind the counter of a music store! Yet during that time, Al was secretly work on his own – using multi-track technology to create these beautiful, bittersweet songs – tunes that would be completely ruined if they were ever set to bigger arrangements, or recorded by a major label – even though many of them sound like the kind of songs that could have been huge! Instead, their obscurity is what makes them real musical treasures – sung by a completely honest, down to earth voice – often harmonizing alongside himself – and accompanied by some surprisingly complex guitar parts, alongside bass and drums. This reissue does plenty to restore the lost Manfredi legacy to life – and includes the few tracks from his rare self-released album, plus full notes, and more music too. Titles include "Of The Sea", "I Don't Live Today", "Five Six", "Let It Alone", "Foggy Night", "Empty Of Your Possession", "What A Way To Be Laughing", and "Blue Gold" – plus tracks by Al's earlier band, Lost & Found – "Don't Move Girl" and "To Catch The Sun". 2CD version features added tracks "Can Be Near You", "Basking", "What A Way To be Laughing (acoustic)", "Star Factory", "Never With You (acoustic)", and "Just Can't Stay Away". CD
Also available Blue Gold ... LP 49.99

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Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie IISilenced II – Views From The Auction Block ... LP
577, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II is a powerhouse here on drums – working his way over the kit with a massive sense of force, even when things are mellow – clearly employing a wide variety of elements to keep his sound open and fresh! There's only one number here that features solo drums from Donald – and the rest are all longer tracks, each featuring a key contribution from an established member of the downtown scene – Elliott Sharp on guitar, Bill Laswell on bass, and Vernon Reid on guitar – who each duet with McKenzie on a number apiece, and really bring sort of an old school, almost Knitting Factory vibe to the set. And by that, we mean that classic venue in the 80s – at a time when everything it and its musicians were doing was very fresh and creative! Titles include "Elektra Jagger McKenzie", "Akai Gurley", "Ramarley Graham, and "Natasha McKenna". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alphonse MouzonMind Transplant ... LP
Blue Note, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Drummer Alphonse Mouzon cut some of the hardest, heaviest fusion albums ever to hit the Blue Note label in the 70s – including this legendary powerhouse of a record! The set features Mouzon with one of his longtime partners – guitarist Tommy Bolin – hitting a hard-rocking, heavy fusion sound that really blows off the roof – more than enough influence from the younger generation to showcase the new energy hitting electric jazz – and a bit like some of the work that Alphonse would do with other artists in later years! Mouzon's drums explode like a case of dynamite hitting a nitroglycerine factory – and Bolin wails away on guitar like a buzzsaw out of control. There's some nice little licks on the set – making the record a good one for the sample crowd – and a really high octane album with loads of nice changes! Titles include "Nitroglycerin", "Mind Transplant", "Snow Bound", "Ascorbic Acid", and "Carbon Dioxide". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some minor splitting on the spine, and light wear.)

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PropagandaSecret Wish ... LP
Island, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of the great lost moments in the career of Trevor Horn – and the only real full album from Propaganda! The group have an approach that has bits of the Art of Noise love of sound texture, and which also seems to borrow a bit from the German electronics of the early 80s – but fuses the groove into a more straightforward Factory Records-ish sort of sound. A few tunes get a bit hokey at times, but there's also some great numbers here that were key crossovers in the later wave of the 80s import invasion to American club – and which played well in the Chicago house scene. Tracks include "Dream Within A Dream", "Murder Of Love", "Jewel", "Del", "P-Machinery", "Sorry For Laughing", "Dr Mabuse", "Chase", "Last Word/Strength To Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and some sticker remnants.)

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Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet ... LP
London, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
One of the greatest albums ever from The Rolling Stones – a set that still draws on all the bluesy roots of their best 60s material, yet which also shows a sharper, nastier edge as well! The album shows the tremendous sense of focus and power the Stones had in this crucial late 60s stretch – a bold step forward that would give them some of their most memorable moments ever, launched by this sublime set of tracks that includes "Sympathy For The Devil", "Street Fighting Man", "Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman", "Prodigal Son", "Factory Girl", and "Stray Cat Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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Status QuoFrom The Makers Of... (3LP Tin Can Set) ... LP
Phonogram (UK), 1982. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the circular inserts. Box has light scrapes on top and the factory sticker on bottom.)

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Sugar BabesSugar Babes ... LP
MCA, 1987. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and factory sticker.)

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T RexTanx ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Near-peak material from T Rex – the still great Tanx – with the hard-charging heaviness, swaggery Bolan charisma and all around blazing rock & roll onslaught as crushing as ever! Includes "Tenement Lady", "Rapis", "Born To Boogie", "Life Is Strange", "Shock Rock", "Electric Slim & The Factory Hen", "Mister Mister", "The Street & Babe Shadow" and "Left Hand Luke". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Fat Possum, including the poster.)

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Tangerine DreamPink Years Albums (Electronic Meditation/Alpha Centauri/Zeit/Atem) (4CD set) ... CD
Ohr/Reactive (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99
For great albums from Tangerine Dream – each packaged here in tiny LP sleeves, with a small poster too! Electronic Meditation has a title that's a perfect summation of the way that Tangerine Dream approached their music – and it also really describes what made them so unique at the time! Rather than try to push the boundaries of electronics with a sense of force or urgency, the trio of Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze, and Conrad Schnitzler really take their time – working inside an abandoned factory to create the sounds for this initial debut – acting as their own producers, too – really starting the strong legacy of German experimental recordings of the 70s, in which the studio was as important as the instruments themselves! Given that Schulze would later work in Ash Ra Tempel and on his own famous records – and Schnitzler soon formed Kluster – there's a lot of genesis going on here. But the whole thing's also pretty darn great on its own, even without the history – and has a much darker edge than some later work by Tangerine Dream. Titles include "Genesis", "Journey Through A Burning Brain", "Resurrection", "Ashes To Ashes", and "Cold Smoke". Alpha Centauri is pure genius from Tangerine Dream – a record that came out right at the start of the 70s, and immediately cemented the group's reputation as one of the most inventive electronic acts of the decade! The tracks are long and spacious here – very much in the territory of some of the group's Krautrock contemporaries, but with more of a sense of openness, and patience – as they never rush things at all, while layering together their unique blends of guitar, organ, percussion, flute, and anything else they can think of – even a coffee machine! Chris Franke handles the electronics, but Steve Schroyder abstracts them with "several echo machines" – while Edgar Froese helps them all remember to keep things tuneful at times. Tracks include "Sunrise In The Third System", "Fly & Collision Off Comas Sola", and the side-long "Alpha Centauri". Zeit is one of the moodiest early albums from Tangerine Dream – a record that really lives up to the eclipse on the cover! There's maybe more "bottom" here than some of their other work – swirling shadows that resonate with some of the more isolated sounds – almost as if the group is trying to invent the 4AD production style, years ahead of its time! Titles include "Birth Of The Liquide Plejades", "Nebulous Dawn", "Origin Of Supernatural Probabilities", and "Zeit". Atem has long tracks that maybe bring a stronger current of noise to the music of Tangerine Dream – a set that follows the longer abstractions of the Zeit album, but with even weirder elements too! The sound isn't exactly pre-industrial, but also isn't far off either – and titles include "Atem", "Fauna Geni", "Circulation Of Events", and "Wahn". CD

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VariousBest Of Hip Hop ... CD
Priority, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $0.99
Early 90's release with a fair bit of R&B in the mix – includes tracks by C&C Music Factory, Snap, Tony Toni Tone, Technotronic, Fonke Socialistiks, Digital Underground, Stereo MC's, LL Cool J, Boogie Down Productions and Too Short. CD

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VariousUneven Paths – Deviant Pop From Europe 1980 to 1991 ... CD
Music From Memory (Netherlands), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99
Really cool sounds from the European underground of the 80s – mostly music that's quite far from the pop in the title, as much of it is quite understated, and comes from the farther reaches of the post-post-punk scene! These tracks aren't nearly as dark as the cold wave sounds of the same time, and instead they often evoke more warmly lyrical elements, with a style that's tuneful, but still offbeat – kind of like some of the more obscure mid 80s work on Factory Records, particularly Factory Benelux – or records on Les Disques Du Crepuscule. So don't take the "deviant" in the title to mean that these guys are up to something dark or dangerous – as the songs here represent the freedom of the time for artists to be as sweet and playful as some of their contemporaries were moody and forbidding. Titles include "Tambo Machay" by Lost Gringos, "What You Are" by Pete Brandt's Method, "Cada Dia" by Nightfall In Camp, "Komoma Ya Ya Ya" by Miko & Mubare, "Listen Over The Ocean" by Violet Eves, "Pictures Of Departure" by Tony Hymas, "No Lie" by John Makin & Friends, "Jessica" by Nonobstant, "Happy New Year" by Harte 10, and "Comfortable Gestures" by Steve Beresford. CD

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VariousWorld We Live In – Holland/Dozier/Holland Compilation (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Massive soul from the start of the 70s – some of the heaviest cuts ever put together by the Holland Dozier Holland team – all issued on their own family of labels after the trio split with Motown! The work here is way deeper than their Motown sides – maybe more in the territory of Norman Whitfield, Westbound Records, and some of the other great work coming out in that second wave of soul from Detroit – more progressive and more righteous overall, often with more emphasis on the bottom groove too! As you'd guess from the cover, the tunes all appeared on the HDH labels Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant – and titles include "Cheeba" by The 8th Day, "New Breed Kinda Woman" by Lamont Dozier, "Love Factory" by Eloise Laws, "Sliced Tomatoes" by The Just Brothers, "Crumbs Off The Table" by Laura Lee, "Working On A Building Of Love" by Chairmen Of The Board, "Unhooked Generation" by Freda Payne, "Sunday Morning People" by Harrison Kennedy, "Don't Leave Me (inst)" by Lamont Dozier, "Breakdown" by Parliament, "I Shall Not Be Moved" by Barrino Brothers, "Sittin On A Time Bomb" by Lee Charles, "The World We Live In" by The Politicians, "I'm Bugging Your Phone (part 1)" by Smith Connection, "I Got It (part 1)" by New York Port Authority, and "Want Ads" by Honey Cone. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CJ & CoDeadeye Dick ... LP
Westbound, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky disco work from CJ & Co – one of those groups that really seemed to make the best transition from the earlier Westbound years into the storming disco sound of the later 70s! The group's working here under key production from Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey – storming to the top of the Theodore groove with a tight weave of funky guitars, soaring keys, and sweeping strings. Tracks are all long, and titles include "Big City Sidewalk", "Deadeye Dick", "Burning Drums Of Fire", "You're Still The Sweetest Thing In My Life", and "Hear Say". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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✨✧ ESGESG ... LP
99 Records, 1981. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Essential bit of early hip hop sample lore, and a wild cool album made by this obscure Puerto Rican group, and produced by Factory Records producer Martin Hannet. Wild percussion stuff, with occasional crazy vocals, and a sound that would make the best of today's post rock groups weep. Includes the oft-sampled cut "UFO", plus "Moody", "You're No Good", "Earn It", "ESG" and "Hey!". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow & blue label pressing with Masterdisk/EDP stamps. Cover has split seams that are torn across the back panel, a stain across the bottom inch, and a small name in pen on front.)

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✨✧ Gang Of FourGang Of Four EP ... LP
Warner, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This one's actually the group's sort of second album – at least in the US – with 4 tracks that really follow nicely in the feel of Entertainment! Tracks were recorded between 1978 and 1980 – and all have a nice raw guitar sound. Includes the massive "Armalite Rifle", plus "He'd Send In The Army", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", and "It's Her Factory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ MelanieCandles In The Rain ... LP
Buddah, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two factory stickers.)

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✨✧ Roscoe MitchellComplete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint/Soul Note (3x4 Eye/Sound & Space/Flow Of Things/Live/Duets & Solos/Dance Is/Italian) (9CD set) ... CD
Black Saint (Italy), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 9CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge run of greatness from Roscoe Mitchell – one of the most important musicians to come out of the AACM scene in Chicago, and a player who may well have been one of the best to really flower in the freedoms offered by the Black Saint/Soul Note label! By the time of these records, Mitchell had already made classic albums on his own, and with the Art Ensemble Of Chicago – but these sides represent Roscoe reaching great new heights as a leader – trying out a variety of different groups and new ideas, and both expanding the overall AACM palette, while also reaching out to new scenes as well. Every record is a little bit different, and the groups are too – as Mitchell works with his Sound Ensemble that includes Hugh Ragin and Spencer Barefield, the Sound & Space Ensembles with Mike Mossman and Tom Buckner, the Roscoe Mitchell Quartet with Malachi Favors and Steve McCall, the Note Factory with Matthew Shipp and William Parker, a Sextet with Muhal Richard Abrams and Anthony Davis, and in duets with Borah Bergman on one record, and Muhal Richard Abrams on another! Every album comes in a small sleeve with its original artwork – and the box features the albums 3X4 Eye, Roscoe Mitchell & The Sound & Space Ensembles, The Flow Of Things, Live At The Knitting Factory, Duets & solos, This Dance Is For Steve McCall, The Italian Concert, Shadowgraph 5, and Spihumonesty. CD

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✨✧ Phineas NewbornSolo Piano ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenDarkness On The Edge Of Town ... LP
Columbia, 1978. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard to go wrong with the sublime "Candy's Room" – and the rest of the album is pretty darn amazing too! Titles include "Badlands", "Adam Raised A Cain", "Racing In The Street", "Factory", "Streets Of Fire", and "Darkness On The Edge Of Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Tony Wilson24 Hour Party People ... Book
Channel 4 (UK), 2001. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If the cover image here looks familiar, it once graced an early 7" single on Factory Records – the legendary label started by the book's author, Tony Wilson! Wilson was not only a musical genius, he was sharper than most – and although his star had fallen a bit by the time of the book, it rose tremendously through the pages within – as Tony recounts both his own story and the wonderful generation of music that Factory helped facilitate – all as a "bizarre and not entirely fabricated story", according to the notes! The book slightly follows the screenplay of the film of the same name – but has a lot more details, especially for music fanatics, and maybe a lot more wit as well. 256 pages, softcover, with some black and white images. Book

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✨✧ Ernie KovacsErnie Kovacs Album (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Omnivore, Early 60s/1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An audio document of the genius of the Ernie Kovacs TV show of the early 60s – served up with almost as much dynamic energy as the show itself! Given the lack of visuals, the focus here is mostly on dialogue-heavy routines – so there's less of the wordless musical numbers that are often pointed to in examples of the show. But that approach makes the record a great one from a comedic perspective – and really gets at the sly, subtle sense of humor that would have made Kovacs a key talent in films and broadcasting for years to come – had his life not ended at a tragically young age. Includes some great Percy Dovetonsils segments, plus "Albert Gridley", "World's Strongest Man", "Tom Swift", "J Walter Puppybreath", "Strangely Believe It", "Pierre Ragout", and "Question Man". CD also features bonus material – "Hot Nudniks", "The Inch Worm", "It's Been Real", "Your Own Crime Syndicate", "Choco-Spin Factory", and "Little Kapusta Cyclotron Kit". CD

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✨✧ Redd KrossNeurotica ... LP
Big Time, 1987. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and a cut corner with a Factory Sealed sticker.)

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✨✧ Tangerine DreamElectronic Meditation (45 rpm 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tiger Bay (UK), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The title's a perfect summation of the way that Tangerine Dream approached their music – and it also really describes what made them so unique at the time! Rather than try to push the boundaries of electronics with a sense of force or urgency, the trio of Edgar Froese, Klaus Schulze, and Conrad Schnitzler really take their time – working inside an abandoned factory to create the sounds for this initial debut – acting as their own producers, too – really starting the strong legacy of German experimental recordings of the 70s, in which the studio was as important as the instruments themselves! Given that Schulze would later work in Ash Ra Tempel and on his own famous records – and Schnitzler soon formed Kluster – there's a lot of genesis going on here. But the whole thing's also pretty darn great on its own, even without the history – and has a much darker edge than some later work by Tangerine Dream. Titles include "Genesis", "Journey Through A Burning Brain", "Resurrection", "Ashes To Ashes", and "Cold Smoke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on 45 rpm 180 gram vinyl!)

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✨✧ Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet (180 gram pressing – plus bonus 12 inch w/etching, flexidisc & download) ... LP
London/Abkco, 1968. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from The Rolling Stones – a set that still draws on all the bluesy roots of their best 60s material, yet which also shows a sharper, nastier edge as well! The album shows the tremendous sense of focus and power the Stones had in this crucial late 60s stretch – a bold step forward that would give them some of their most memorable moments ever, launched by this sublime set of tracks that includes "Sympathy For The Devil", "Street Fighting Man", "Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman", "Prodigal Son", "Factory Girl", and "Stray Cat Blues". 50th Anniversary edition – on 180 gram vinyl, with a bonus12" single that includes the mono version "Sympathy For The Devil" on one side, and etched artwork on the other – plus a flexidisc featuring an interview with Mick Jagger in 1968! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet (50th Anniversary edition – 2 x SACD with bonus flexidisc) ... CD
London/Abkco (Japan), 1968. New Copy 2 SACD & Flexidisc ... Out Of Stock
One of the greatest albums ever from The Rolling Stones – a set that still draws on all the bluesy roots of their best 60s material, yet which also shows a sharper, nastier edge as well! The album shows the tremendous sense of focus and power the Stones had in this crucial late 60s stretch – a bold step forward that would give them some of their most memorable moments ever, launched by this sublime set of tracks that includes "Sympathy For The Devil", "Street Fighting Man", "Dear Doctor", "Parachute Woman", "Prodigal Son", "Factory Girl", and "Stray Cat Blues". This version comes with a great package created in Japan – a 7" gatefold that features both covers of the album, inserts, and a flexidisc that features a "Hello This Is Mick Jagger" interview from 1968! Second CD features the interview, and a rare mono mix of "Sympathy For The Devil". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Camberwell NowEP Collection (Meridian/Greenfingers) (with bonus download) ... LP
Modern Classics/Light In The Attic, Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A great LP package that brings together the two important EP releases from Camberwell Now – that excellent group formed by Charles Hayward after the dissolution of This Heat! The first half of the set is from Meridian – the group's first effort, and a wonderful batch of music that kind of takes an earlier Brit prog sound into the post-punk years – a bit like some of Robert Wyatt's material of the time, as are the vocals – but with maybe more of the sense of sound and texture that you'd expect from Hayward! Overall, the music is far less rhythmic than his previous efforts – but that's what makes it great – almost a weirder abstraction of sounds you might hear on Factory Records. Titles include "Cutty Sark", "Trade Winds", "Splash", and "Pearl Divers". Greenfingers is the last recorded material from Camberwell Now – an EP released in 1987, but one with a sound that feels much more like the UK indie scene of 5 years before – especially that point when groups were breaking past straighter punk, and really trying to integrate some new ideas with their music. There's definitely a continuation of the Robert Wyatt vibe – on both the vocal performance, and some of the moodier electronics – and titles include "Greenfingers", "Element Unknown", "Know How", and "Mystery Of The Fence". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful package – heavy cover with booklet, plus download with two bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Gino CunicoGino Cunico ... LP
Arista, 1976. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Catchy 70s pop from Gino Cunico – just the right sort of songs that would have sounded wonderful coming out of an AM radio in your car – with that kind of production that somehow managed to make that tiny speaker on the dashboard sound so much stronger than it was! Gino puts himself right out there with the tunes – not afraid to be a crossover crooner, with maybe a bit of a Bee Gees influence in his approach – amidst the well-crafted strings and orchestrations in the background. Most numbers are pretty hook-heavy – and titles include the hit "Can't Smile Without You", plus "Daydreamer", "Can't Hold On Any Longer", "Emptiness", "Don't Throw It All Away", and "When I Wanted You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo, with Stereo stickers on the labels. Cover has a Factory Sealed sticker on one corner.)

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✨✧ De LuxMore Disco Songs About Love ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Well, they've definitely got the "disco" in the title right – but there's a lot more going on here too – including some nice post-punk touches that are augmented by guest work from Mark Stewart and Liquid Liquid! The album's tuneful, catchy, and nicely distilled – heavy on the keyboard and rhythm tip, but not in the smoother style of some of the retro 80s acts on the market – instead with a vibe that hearkens back more towards the DIY vibe of the wave of indie labels that sprung up in the years after punk – particularly some of the hipper British or Benelux imprints! These guys almost feel like that moment when Factory records started to go from darkness to warmth, but also have a special spirit that's all their own – as you'll quickly learn to love on tracks that include "Cause For Concern", "Smarter Harder Darker", "These Are Some Of The Things That I Think About", "875 Dollars", "Stratosphere Girl", and "Music Snob". CD
Also available More Disco Songs About Love ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ EP 4Lingua Franca ... LP
WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky, dubby, and pretty post-punky – a compelling batch of instrumental tracks from Japan's EP 4 – an early 80s combo with a sound that's halfway between the Factory Records grooves of A Certain Ratio, and some of the more upbeat moments from the New York No Wave scene! The set's got a surprisingly universal appeal – a groove-based quality that's based on lots of bass, slow-snapping drums, riffing guitars, and lots of cool sonic elements that are buried and muddied up nicely in the mix. There's the same sort of funky undercurrent here as on the best early work from ACR – and honestly, if these guys had been working in the UK or New York instead of Japan, they'd probably be a well-remembered combo! Titles include "The Frump Jump", "E Power", "Cocnut", "Broken Bi Psycle", "Tide Gauge", and "Robothood Process". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ EP4Multilevel Holarchy ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The most unusual work we've ever heard from this very unusual Japanese group from the early 80s – a dubby, bassy combo who work somewhere in the territory of A Certain Ratio – but also have a complex sound that's all their own! The album only features two long tracks, but each is filled with lots of musical changes and sonic shifts – riffing guitars one minute, atmospheric sounds the next, weird noises at another spot, and filtered vocals that make the whole thing sound nicely creepy – even when there's a bassline that comes in and kicks up the rhythms! There's plenty of studio play going on here – almost as if Martin Hannett were behind the controls, charging the whole thing with his own sense of electricity – and the album's one that can definitely sit nicely next to the darker reaches of Factory Records. CD

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✨✧ VariousBirth, Work, Death – Work, Money, & Status In Country Music – 1950 to 1970 ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic little set that looks at themes of hard work and labor in postwar country music – territory that certainly opened up with the success of the Merle Travis tune "Sixteen Tons" – and which took very different forms in country music than the same topic in folk and blues! These tunes often have a sense of wit amongst the strivings and struggles in the workplace – maybe a slight "American hero" vibe, of the sort that would resonate strongly in country trucker tunes! and in case you're wondering, there's not a trucker track among these – as the tunes are more focused on hard labor in the mines, the fields, and the factory All tracks are brought together with the same sense of careful choice that the label brings to their Hillbillies In Hell series – and songs include "Workin Man" by Bobby Barnett, "A Working Man's Prayer" by Tex Ritter, "Money" by Tex Williams, "Workin Hands" by Dave Dudley, "Cotton Mill" by Eddie Noack, "Down In The Mine" by The Wray Family, "Don't Want To Work" by Doc Williams, "On Strike" by David Hiser, "Money Hungry" by Arlie Duff, "By The Sweat Of My Brow" by Bill Carter, and Tennessee Ernie Ford's great remake of his hit, "Sixteen Tons '65". CD

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✨✧ VariousTry A Little Sunshine – The British Psychedelic Sounds Of 1969 (3CD set) ... CD
Grapefruit (UK), 1969. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The headiest sounds of the UK scene at the end of the 60s – a wealth of psychedelic tracks from the years when the new mode had really taken flight – and could no longer be confused or criss-crossed with other styles at all! Gone are the beat group tracks that have a bit of fuzz in the guitars, or the mod numbers that maybe use a bit of echo – and instead, just about all these numbers are fully-formed psych – from the instrumentation, to the lyrical conception, to the overall production – which usually really trips things out! As with the previous volumes in this series, the track selection is as superb as the presentation – which features 73 tracks in a 3CD box, along with a huge booklet of notes that really illuminate the many singers and groups in the package. A huge journey through space and sound – with work by The Factory, Shy Limbs, Bill Fay, The Freshmen, Tuesday's Children, Shere Khan, Trader Horne, Writing On The Wall, The Orange Machine, Pan Pipers, Grapefruit, Sam Gopal, Scrugg, Tapestry, Colin Giffin, Mar Brierly, Strawberry Jam, The Bliss, Wild Silk, Consortium, Paper Bubbl, Pussy, Fresh Air, The Sorrows, Jason Paul, Peter Howell & John Fernando, Procol Harum, 1984, The Deviants, The Orange Bicycle, Jason Crest, and many more. CD
 
 
 



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