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✨✧ Heartsille Benjamin's Virgin Island Steel BandHeartsille Benjamin's Virgin Island Steel Band ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker on front and a light stain on back.)

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Turtle Island String QuartetDanzon ... CD
Koch, 2005. Used ... $2.99
Evan Price on violin, David Balakrishnan on violin and baritone violin, Danny Seidenberg on viola, and Mark Summer on cello. CD
(Out of print.)

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Turtle Island String QuartetTurtle Island String Quartet ... CD
Windham Hill, 1988. Used ... $4.99
With Mark Summer on cello, Irene Sazer on viola, and Darol Anger and David Balakrishnan on violin. CD

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✨✧ Lonely IslandTurtleneck & Chain ... LP
Universal Republic, 2011. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the poster and DVD. Cover is lightly bent at the top left corner and along the opening.)

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✨✧ Alice Island BandSplendid Isolation ... LP
Warren/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the more obscure outings from the British underground folk scene at the start of the 70s – a set that's way way different than contemporary work on the bigger labels, and which sounds as if it was conceived and recorded a fair bit away from the mainstream! The instrumentation is a mix of electric and acoustic guitar, electric bass, piano, and harmonium – with vocals by all three members of the trio, but in ways that are only partly harmonious – as some of the moments are more sung or spoken at cross-purposes – maybe with the energy of some of the madder parts of the Giles Giles & Fripp record, but more acoustic overall. Tunes were all penned by Roger Moore, who produced but doesn't play on the record – and titles include "Devil's Island", "Nickel Man", "Package Tour Mona Lisa", "Smoke", "Goodbye Cindy", and "The Man That I Am". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Tito ArevaloMad Doctor Of Blood Island (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Real Gone, 1969. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99 On October 15, 2021
A wonderful late 60s horror soundtrack – a real gem that's presented with a fair bit of exotic touches in the music! Weird vocals, percussion, odd horn parts, and other spooky bits really keep things interesting amidst the fuller orchestrations – and in a way, the score reminds us of some of the Italian work of the early 60s – working with stark juxtapositions that really create a great mood amist more familiar modes. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on "Chlorophyll Blood" green vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, October 15.

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Patrick DoyleNim's Island – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Varese, 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Marianne FaithfullPerfect Stranger – The Island Anthology ... CD
Island, Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Eric GaleBlue Horizon/Island Breeze ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1982/1983. Used ... $11.99
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – 2 80s albums for Elektra, back to back on one CD! Island Breeze has a sound that lives up to its name – one with slight tropical touches in the rhythms and the instrumentation, and a way of recording Gale's guitar that brings out a bit more brightness in the tone. Arrangements are by Bob James and Jimmy Kachulis – and titles include "Boardwalk", "We'll Make It", "Island Breeze", "Dark Romance", and "I Know That's Right". Blue Horizon is a bit more focused – a record with a style that's still relatively smooth, yet a bit more in the mode that we like on Gale's 70s work. The core group features some nice keyboards from Peter Schott and drums from Freddie Waits – and Hugh Masekela guests on flugelhorn on a bit of the album. Tracks have a solidly fusion-based approach, yet are relaxedly soulful, never with too much jamming – and titles include "When Tokyo", "Clock A Pa", "Call Me At The Same Number", "97th & Columbus", "Wait Until The City Sleeps", "Blue Horizon", and "Mako D'Amour". CD
(Out of print.)

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Arthur LymanIsland Vibes (clear vinyl pressing) ... LP
Aloha Got Soul, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99 About November 19, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Herbie MannGagaku & Beyond/Astral Island ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1976/1983. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
A double CD set that brings together 2 of Herbie's stranger albums. Gagaku & Beyond is a weird bit of crossover work from Herbie – done an "eastern" style, with heavy Japanese influences, and tracks that are long, spare, and spacey, with a very meditative feel. Herbie's Family Of Mann group with Pat Rebillot is joined by Minoru Muraoka & His New Dimension, plus the Ono Gagaku Society of Japanese instrumentalists. The best track is "Gagaku & Beyond", an easy rolling funky flute number that begins with some nice eastern touches, and which grooves along nicely. Other tracks include "Mauve Over Blues", "Etenraku", and "Shomyo". Astral Island has more synthesizer and more of the spacier feel you'd expect from the title – handled in an early 80s synth jazz mode. Titles include "Capim", "Feel It All Over", "Push", "More You", "Nueba", and "Astral Island". CD

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PaupersEllis Island (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pacemaker Entertainment, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
The second album from The Paupers – a mix of searing guitar jams, more easygoing psychedelic pop bigger arrangements, even a little bit of a comic take on Byrdsy country rock– making for a pretty wild mix of sounds, but done with a focus on melodies and catchy grooves. The group is really stretching out and trying a lot of things on this second album, throwing caution into the wind as far as stylistic divergence goes, more often than not hitting the mark! Titles include "South Down Road", "Cairo Hotel", "Can't Go On", "Another Man's Hair On My Razor", "Ask Her Again" and more, plus the bonus tracks "If I Call You By Some Name", "Copper Penny" and "White Song". CD

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Vinegar JoeFiner Things – The Island Recordings 1972/1973 (Vinegar Joe/Rock & Roll Gypsies/Six Star General/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Island/Esoteric (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $29.99 38.99
A trio of overlooked albums from UK group Vinegar Joe – packaged here with bonus tracks as well! First up is the group's debut, Vinegar Joe – a record with a UK blend of roots rock and deeper blues currents – but served up in that 70s style that takes all the best elements way past their familiar incarnations! The group sports two singers – a young Robert Palmer and female vocalist Elkie Brooks – and although Palmer would soon emerge as a more pop-oriented artist, he's got plenty of soulful chops here – but maybe still only second to Elkie, who soars out with the sort of inspiration that must have touched Janis Joplin as well. Titles include "Circles", "Leg Up", "See The World", "Never Met A Dog", "Live A Little Get Somewhere", and "Avinu Malkenu". Next up is Rock & Roll Gypsies – a record with a really wonderful sound – tight, but never too polished – maybe that UK love of American soul inspirations that folks know more famously in work by artists like Joe Cocker or Traffic, but which is served up here with a really unique feel by the overlooked Vinegar Joe! The group sports a fantastic lead female vocalist in Elkie Brooks, who'd later go on to make some great records on her own – and a young Robert Palmer rounds out the lyrics with a quality that's so different than his later work, and maybe even more soulful overall. Titles include "Falling", "It's Gettin To The Point", "Buddy Can You Spare Me A Line", "Angel", "No One Ever Do", "Forgive Us", and "Charley's Horse". Last up is Six Star General – the third album from Vinegar Joe, and a set that we're not sure got the same global circulation as the earlier albums – which is a real shame, as the group here are maybe even more focused on their sound than before! By this point, Robert Palmer has left the group, but the wonderful Elkie Brooks is still in the lead on guitar – and the group have impeccable instrumentation from Jim Mullen on guitar, Keef Harley on drums, and Mike Deacon on keyboards. Titles include "Proud To Be", "Black Smoke Rising From The Calumet", "Let Me Down Easy", "Fine Thing", "Lady Of The Rain", and "Dream My Own Dreams". Also features bonus tracks "Speed Queen Of Ventura", "Long Way Round", and single versions of "Black Smoke Rising From The Calument" and "Rock & Roll Gypsies". CD

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VolcanoIsland ... LP
Tee Pee, 2019. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Includes the heavy inner sleeve.)

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling biguine rhythm that flowed from Guadeloupe – almost a mix of Latin and jazz, but with a different sort of vibe of its own – which was then interwoven with elements from Cuban, European, and African styles amidst the initial decade or so of recordings on this set! Debs had strong ties with Paris, and a bit with the West African scene – and their recorded legacy almost follows old colonial paths, but in reverse – creating this wonderful criss-crossing of cultures amidst their grooves. The package is wonderful – loads of vintage photos and great notes in the best Strut Records way – and titles include "Douce Kombass" by Henri Debs Quintet, "Mr Morin" by Joseph Lacides, "Lan Mise" by Geno Exilie, "Feeling Happy" by Cyril Dias Et Son Orchestre, "Ces P'Tits Je T'Aime" by Daniel Forestal Et Sa Guitare, "Assez Fait Cancan" by Guy Conquette, "Stanislas" by Eric Virgal, "Meringue Mondey" by Remy Mondey, "Si I Bon Di I Bon" by Le Ry-Co Jazz, "Salvana" by Dolor Et Les Diables Du Rhythme, and "Van Van" by Henri Guedon Et Les Contesta. CD

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✨✧ Eden AhbezEden's Island & Beyond ... CD
Jasmine (UK), 1960. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection – one that features the legendary album by Eden Ahbez, plus other tracks that show his influence on postwar music! First up is the core Eden's Island set – an incredibly evocative record – one of the strangest of its kind, and an audio treasure that we've loved for years! Eden Ahbez first came into public prominence as the man who wrote "Nature Boy" for Nat King Cole – a dark, moody tune that was as mysterious and earthy as the man who wrote it! This album was recorded nearly a decade after Cole's original hit, and features Ahbez almost in Moondog-like territory – working in an amazing setting of odd instruments and exotic percussion – but also singing in this almost spiritualist kind of way! The record's got plenty of ties to the exotica scene of the late 50s – but also stand out from the pack with a mad vision that's all its own – a strange intersection of lines that one might draw between Moondog, Martin Denny, and Anton La Vey! Tracks include "The Wanderer", "Eden's Island", "Tradewind", "Full Moon", "Mongoose", "Market Place", "The Old Boat", "Island Girl" and "La Mar". CD then features 16 more bonus tracks – all compositions by Eden and work that shows others taking up his helm – titles that include "Palm Springs" by Ray Anthony, "Wine Women & Gold" by The Carsons, "Hey Jacque" by Eartha Kitt, "Frankie's Song" by Anita Ray, "Let Me Hear You Say I Love You" by Vicki Young, "End Of Desire" by April Stevens, "Sahara" by Bob Romeo & The Jungle Sextet, and "Song Of The Fool" by The Crew Cuts. CD

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✨✧ Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island ... CD
Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes the tracks "Cantaloupe Island", "Watermelon Man", "Driftin'", "Blind Man, Blind Man", "And What If I Don't", and "Maiden Voyage". CD

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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston (Island version) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Masterful early 70s reggae from Toots & The Maytals – released first in 1971, and first reissued with this killer tracklist a few years later into the 70s – and flat out classic! The reggae rhythms are steeped in raw soul and R&B for truly distinctive vibe. Breezy Caribbean sounds that meld with heavy soul for an overall vibe that paved the way for most massively popular reggae music of all time. It does get much more wonderful than this, folks! The Island version essentially pairs up material from the original Funky Kingston release with alternate numbers from the In The Dark LP – and titles include the incredible "Time Tough", "Pomp And Pride", "Funky Kingston" and "Pressure Drop", cool covers of "Louie Louie" and Country Roads", ""Sailin' On" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Wally BadarouEchoes ... CD
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A tough record to peg – but a great one too! Wally Badarou plays a range of spacey keyboards that include synclavier, mini moog, and prophet 5 – all over some beats that are a mix of electro and Carribean rhythms – in a style that's part jazzy, part new agey, and part 80s groove! The record's an unusual one, but it's pretty darn compelling – especially from a vantage point of the many years since it was recorded – because Badarou's clearly years ahead of his time, working here in a style that predates many changes to come in electronic music of the 21st century! Tracks include "Endless Race", "Jungle", "Rain", "Keys", "Mambo", and "Canyons". CD

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Adrian BelewLone Rhino ... LP
Island, 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original purple label pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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BroncoAce Of Sunlight (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
Tremendous Island Records material from Bronco – a set that already has the group changing up their sound from their debut, but still really finding a great lead in the vocals of Jess Roden! Roden's got this well-crafted style that crests and crackles, but without ever sounding forced or calling too much attention to itself – this really special quality that's always had us thinking that Jess is one of the great overlooked singers in 70s rock. Production creates some harmonic moments in his solo leads, and other tracks have some harmony support – which warms up the sound in a nice way amidst the acoustic instrumentation. Titles include "Amber Moon", "Time Slips Away", "Discernible", "Sudden Street", "Joy & Fears", and "Woman". CD

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BroncoCountry Home (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic album of funky folk, or folky funk – but maybe no surprise, since the great Jess Roden is in the group on vocals! Roden always seems to be attached to music that finds its own sort of groove – and that's definitely the case here, as acoustic instrumentation is used in ways that are nicely spacious and surprisingly soulful – almost like some rural take on the direction that urban mods were hitting in the 60s, and very different than any other sort of country-styled rock of the time! Roden produced, too – and titles include "Bumpers West", "Civil Of You Stranger", "Well Anyhow", "Home", and "Misfit On Your Stair". CD

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Burning SpearMarcus Garvey/Garvey's Ghost ... CD
Mango/Island (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
An absolute classic! If you can own only one reggae LP, this one's in the front running – it's as if the words crucial and conscious were created to define the sound Winston Rodney, Burning Spear & the Black Disciples capture on this landmark roots LP. Though this is the Island version which many claim was cleaned up a bit too much to appeal to white audiences (and the same for the dub set, which is included here), but we still think it's pretty powerful. The Black Disciples band, with Horse Wallace, Robbie Shakespeare, Family Man Barrett, Chinna Smith and others, carve out mighty dread rthythms, and producer Jack Ruby keeps the proceedings tight and right, with just the right dub effects laid over top on the dub cuts. Featuring the tracks "Slavery Days", "Marcus Garvey", "The Invasion", "Red, Gold, & Green", "Resting Place", and "Live Good", plus this CD issue adds the dub companion LP, Garvey's Ghost, the dubs "The Ghost", "I & I Survive", "Black Wa-Da-Da", "Brain Food", "Dread River", "Reggaelation" and more, for a total of 20 tracks in all! CD

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John CaleHelen Of Troy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
One of John Cale's greatest moments as a solo artist – a wonderfully dark record that also features lots of great guitar from Chris Spedding, plus electronics from Brian Eno too! There's a stark, flat tone to Cale's lyrics here – a quality that almost echoes some of Eno's albums from around the time, especially the first two – but which takes on some shapes and phrasing that are definitely in the spirit of John's larger body of work too. But man, there's some very spooky bits here – even where you wouldn't expect them – that sense of surprise that Cale could always bring to sweeter moments with the Velvet Underground, re-focused here wonderfully for his own needs. Titles include "Cable Hogue", "Engine", "Save Us", "My Maria", "I Keep A Close Watch", "Helen Of Troy", and "Sudden Death" – plus a cover of Jonathan Richman's "Pablo Picasso". CD
(Limited edition.)

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Julian CopeWorld Shut Your Mouth EP ... 12-inch
Island, 1984. Sealed (pic cover)... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrink wrap has an opening on the top seam.)

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Elvis CostelloCruel Smile ... CD
Island, 2002. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left ... CD
Island, 1969. Used ... $4.99
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! CD
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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left ... CD
Island/Hannibal (UK), 1969. Used ... $6.99
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! CD
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Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left ... CD
Island, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! CD
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Nick DrakePink Moon ... CD
Island, 1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A beautiful treasure from the legendary Nick Drake – the last album he ever recorded – and a set that may well be his most personal as well! The sound here is even more stripped-down than before – often just vocals and acoustic guitar, but used together in ways that are really unique – inflected with lots of the jazzy phrasing that always made Nick so unique – and light years from any of the folkies who were his contemporaries! There's a very special Drake-like approach to the whole record – a heavenly sound that's never been duplicated again – and titles include the classic "Pink Moon", plus "Place To Be", "Road", "Parasite", "Ride", and "From The Morning". CD

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Eric B & RakimPaid In Full (with bonus remixes) ... CD
Island, 1987. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Paid In Full, indeed. Eric B & Rakim's seminal album still pays off in so many ways, and it was such a vital link between the party rockin' style of the old school and the terse, hard-hitting beats and rhymes of what was then the new school, we can't even come up with the words for the praise it's due! If you don't respect this album, you don't know a damn thing. Includes the immortal "I Ain't No Joke", "Eric B Is In The Cut", "I Know You Got Soul", "Move The Crowd", "Paid in Full", "Chinese Arithmetic", and "Eric B. Is President" plus 2 bonus tracks: "As The Rhyme Goes On (radio)" and "Paid In Full (mini madness – Coldcut rmx)". CD

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EU (Experience Unlimited)EU Live – 2 Places At The Same Time ... LP
TTED/Island, 1986. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A tight live set from a time when Island Records was briefly bringing the DC gogo sound to the rest of the world! The set features two different extended live performances – both with banging percussion breaks, layered horns and rhythm and futuristic laser synth jabs punctuating the jams. The 2 side long pieces are "Live Medley – NY Comes To Boogie" and "Sho Nuff Bumpin In DC", plus you get "Theme From Escape From Go Go" tacked on as a bonus! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a promo bio and 8"x10" glossy photo! Cover has a promo stamp, cutout notch, a peeled spot from sticker removal, and a small sticker on front.)

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Marianne FaithfullBlazing Away ... CD
Island, 1990. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frankie Goes To HollywoodRelax (long version, vocal 3:56, vocal 4:24) ... 12-inch
ZTT/Island, 1983. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Later black label pressing, in an Island sleeve.)

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Gwen GuthriePortrait (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/PTG (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Early work from Gwen Guthrie – produced by Sly & Robbie, but with a sweet modern soul sound that's got a lot less of their influence than you'd guess! The sound is much more New York than Jamaica – and that's probably due to some great instrumental backing on keyboards by the likes of Harry Whitaker, Bernie Worrell, and Wally Badarou – all massive talents that bring a nice sweet jazzy sound to the best cuts on the record. There's a definite 80s sing-song groove going on – in that not-yet-top-of-the-charts soul sound that you'd hear on the better small urban stations at the time – moving back and forth nicely, in a strong link between the mainstream and the underground clubs! Tracks include "Hopscotch", "Seventh Heaven", "Oh What A Life", "Younger Than Me", and a nice cover of Sly Stone's "Family Affair". CD features 3 bonus tracks too – "Padlock (Larry Levan special mix)", "Hopscotch (Larry Levan rmx inst)", and "Peanut Butter (Larry Levan special mix)". CD

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PJ HarveyDry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The striking debut of PJ Harvey – a record that not only has the British singer maybe topping any of the new generation of American female singer/songwriters that were emerging at the time – but also really showing the world her skills as a producer too! There's a ferocity to some of these songs, and open emotion throughout – a style that's often dark, but never too brooding or self-absorbed – which is maybe why Harvey's star rose so much with a record like this! Titles include "Oh My Lover", "Dress", "Stella", "Happy & Bleeding", "Sheela Na Gig", "Hair", "Joe", and "Plants & Rags". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyStories From The City – Stories From The Sea – Demos ... LP
Island, 2000. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
PJ Harvey, as much as any artist who has long-earned living legend status, has the kind of work worth cherishing in stages of development – and you probably don't need us to tell you that the Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea demos are much more than a mere companion piece to the album! While the main album itself isn't what we'd call elaborately produced, it has a big sound even in sparer moments, whereas the demos are a great showcase for her raw strength and huge voice – and the material his a different vibe all around in a lot of ways, making this a strong album of its own – and you get strains of her influences that get smoothed over on the album-proper. Includes "Big Exit", "Good Fortune", "A Place Called Home", "Beautiful Feeling", "The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore", "Kamikaze", "Horses In My Dreams", "We Float". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyTo Bring You My Love ... LP
Island, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The one that catapulted PJ Harvey from a critical favorite to something of a popular favorite on both the US and UK – and her most remarkable creative stride to date! At the time, it felt like this was the one where Polly Harvey made a conscious choice to go "big" with sound, working with producer Flood after that famously stripped down Rid Of Me with Steve Albini engineering, but in hindsight it's amazing how the bigger sound, unafraid of electronics and all around grander atmosphere never even comes close to hiding the by turns intimate and mysterious lyricism – and it might be the best showcase for Polly's voice on record – projecting varying, unpredictable mood from track to track. Includes "To Bring You My Love", "Meet Ze Monsta", "Down By The Water", "Send His Love To Me", "The Dancer" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyUh Huh Her ... LP
Island, 2004. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A little bit leaner, and little bit darker, and a lot more solo of a PJ Harvey album after the comparatively bigger sounding Stories From The City, Stories From The City (itself largely the work of trio, though more deliberately layered and polished) – but true to form, Polly subverts the expectation that she'd strip things raw on a record in which does all but play the drums on – not just on guitars and vocals, bass, piano, accordion, melodica and more on an effort that has a fleshed out band vibe done mostly herself! Rob Ellis handles drums and percussion and titles include "The Life And Death Of Mr. Badmouth", "Shame", "Who The F**k?", "The Pocket Knife", "The Letter", "The Slow Drug", "No Child Of Mine", "The End", "Seagulls" and "The Darker Days Of Me & Him". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyUh Huh Her – Demos ... LP
Island, 2004. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
The rawer root material of one of PJ Harvey's most singularly realized albums! Even the fully fleshed out Uh Huh Her was a mostly solo-spun effort, with Rob Ellis on drums and percussion and Polly playing most other roles in the writing, recording and performing, up to and including sleeve photography – yet it has a fleshed out band vibe that isn't exactly intimate sounding. With the demos you get that rawer presentation and root feel, and much like other archival recordings in her canon, it's a worthy alternate version rather than fans-only curio. Includes "The Life And Death Of Mr Badmouth", "Shame", "Who The F**k", "The Pocket Knife", "The Letter", "The Slow Drug", "It's You", "The Desperate Kingdom Of Love" and "The Darker Days Of Me & Him". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyWhite Chalk ... LP
Island, 2007. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
PJ Harvey mixing piano-heavy, often softly-sung arrangements with some of the darkest songcraft of her career to date! White Chalk might be her sharpest left turn ever – which is saying something given the creative leap from Rid Of Me to To Bring You My Love a decade earlier – veering from the raw guitar sound of the couple release to quietly haunting piano here. Her voice as always is her most uniquely compelling instrument, on songs that includes "The Devil", "Dear Darkness", "Grow Grow Grow", "When Under Ether", "White Chalk", "Broken Harp", "Silence", "The Piano", "To Talk To You", "Before Departure" and "The Mountain". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyWhite Chalk Demos ... LP
Island, 2007. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Previously unreleased demo versions of all the songs from PJ Harvey's White Chalk album – the released version itself a pretty stark left turn from a string of rawer guitar-based material to a lonelier, more haunting piano and other more darkly dreamy arrangements – stripped to the sparest essentials! Polly's voice is such a compelling instrument and her voice so distinctive, it's great to hear her work on a more formative level, but the White Chalk era is especially good in that sparer light. Includes "The Devil", "Dear Darkness", "Grow Grow Grow", "When Under Ether", "White Chalk", "Broken Harp", "Silence", "The Piano", "To Talk To You", "Before Departure" and "The Mountain". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ Harvey & John ParishWoman A Man Walked By ... LP
Island, 2009. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
The second PJ Harvey & John Parish' duo effort, more than decade after Dance Hall At Louse Point! Despite being frequent collaborators, the jointly billed couple albums show a lot of range and depth from both of them in ways that are subtly different than their other work. PJ stretches syllables and gives moody heft to just about every word, Parish's musicianship rolls from atmospheric guitar rock to angular acoustic instrumentation and back. Includes "Black Hearted Love", "Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen", "Leaving California", "The Chair", "April", "A Woman And A Man Walk By/The Crow Knows Where The Little Children Go", "The Soldier", "Pigs Will Not", "Passionless, Pointless" and "Cracks In The Canvas". LP, Vinyl record album

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Isley BrothersMission To Please ... CD
Island, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Mid 90s Isleys – with some songs written by Angela Winbush, who also produces – as does R Kelly on a few numbers too! Includes "Floatin On Your Love", 'Whenever You're Ready", "Let's Get Intimate", their cover of Simply Red's "Holding Back The Years" and 6 more. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Janet JacksonDiscipline ... CD
Island, 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Grace JonesFame ... LP
Island, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
A classic disco stormer from Grace Jones – recorded at Sigma Sound with a real Philly groove, thanks to arrangements from John Monster Davis – and produced with a full, soaring sound from the legendary Tom Moulton! The set may well be Grace's true club classic from the late 70s – a record that works both on the quirky levels of her early rise to fame, and on the more soulful expectations mainstream clubgoers had at the time – a beautiful balance that owes plenty to the input from Davis and Moulton! Titles include "Do Or Die", "Pride", "Fame", "Below The Belt", and "Am I Ever Gonna Fall In Love In New York City". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light edge wear and a stuck gatefold.)

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LL Cool J10 ... LP
Island/Def Jam, 2002. Near Mint- 2LP ... $14.99
Beats by the Neptunes and Trackmasters. Includes "Luv U Better", "Paradise", "Niggy Nuts", "Amazin", "Clockin G's", "After School", "Mirror Mirror" and "Big Mama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes tons of classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Easy Skanking", "Is This Love", "No Woman No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Three Little Birds", "Buffalo Soldier", "One Love/People Get Ready", "I Shot The Sheriff", 'Waiting In Vain", "Satisfy My Soul" and "Redemption Song". CD
(Name written lightly in pen on the booklet cover.)

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Bob MarleyNatural Mystic – The Legend Lives On ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Bob MarleySongs Of Freedom (4 CD set) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1960s/1970s. Used 4 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, limited numbered edition.)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersRedemption Song (orignal/band version)/I Shot The Sheriff (live) (clear vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Island, 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of the last great tracks from Bob Marley – a message of righteous power that's had lasting energy over the decades! The single presents the original acoustic version solo, which is incredibly moving, plus a full band version – and it also includes a live take on the mid 70s classic "I Shot The Sherrif"! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited clear vinyl pressing!)

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John & Beverly MartynRoad To Ruin (with bonus track) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A fuller effort than the initial outing from John & Beverly Martyn – but a record that has an even more unified spirit, and an approach that takes the acid folk ethos strongly into the 70s! Arrangements are mostly by John and Paul Harris – and feature light piano lines that bring some key jazzy shadings to the tunes – working similar magic in the spacious Joe Boyd production as the use of piano on Nick Drake's classic albums. Beverly and John trade off vocals on the tracks, but there's a really unified feel to the record we love – again, we think, because of the jazzier inflections on the tunes – also helped by some guest sax work from Dudu Pukwana and Ray Warleigh. Titles include "Give Us A Ring", "Parcels", "Primrose Hill", "Auntie Aviator", "New Day", "Sorry To Be So Long", "Let It Happen", and "Road To Ruin". CD features a bonus track! CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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John MartynSo Far So Good ... LP
Island, Early 70s. Sealed ... $18.99
A nice collection of tracks from some of John Martyn's best albums! Titles include "May You Never", "Bless The Weather", "Over The Hill", "Solid Air", "I'd Rather Be With The Devil", and "Spencer The Rover". LP, Vinyl record album
(Non-gatefold UK pressing.)

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John Mayall's Blues BreakersChicago Line ... CD
Island, 1989. Used ... $4.99
Features Walter Trout and Coco Montoya. CD
(Out of print.)

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Junie MorrisonStick It in (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Island, 1984. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Island Pre-Release sleeve, with a bit of pen.)

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NirvanaStory Of Simon Simopath (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Tremendous! This album is one of the few relics cut by the British group Nirvana – a late 60s ensemble that is not to be confused with the more famous Seattle one – a really cool combo who are way more than the usual pop psych of the time – and have so many great twists and turns of their own! The set's a brilliant batch of baroque and trippy tunes – presented as a "science fiction pantomime", but coming off more like a series of fab pop tunes that kind of crossup Brit Invasion and California Sunshine Pop sensibilities. The great Syd Dale (of KPM fame) handled the arrangements, so the album's got a nice extra-groovy punch – and titles include "We Can Help You", "Satellite Jockey", "Lonely Boy", "Wings Of Love", "In The Courtyard Of Stars", "You Are Just The One", and "Pentecost Hotel". CD features the full mono and stereo mixes of the album – plus bonus tracks that include "I Believe In Magic", "Life Ain't Easy", "Feelin Shattered", and "Requiem To John Coltrane". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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Robert PalmerClues (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1980. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Robert PalmerSecrets (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Culture Factory (France), 1979. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The King Kong of dub records, and we're not just saying that because of the freaky deaky cover image of a super ape with a belly full of roast fish, cornbread and makka stepping on a croaking lizard with a tree in one hand and a "tree" in the other! Classic Lee Perry and as essential of a dub set as there's ever been, rendering Scratch's dense, multi-layered Black Ark rhythms in all their raw glory, with toasts and vocal snippets darting in and out of the dubs courtesy Prince Jazzbo, the Heptones, Dillinger and Scratch himself. With 10 incredible cuts: "Zion's Blood", "Croaking Lizard", "Dread Lion", "Patience", "Dub Along", "Black Vest", "Underground", "Curly Dub" "Three In One" and "Super Ape". LP, Vinyl record album

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ScaffoldFresh Liver ... LP
Island, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pink rim label pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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ShriekbackOil And Gold ... LP
Island, 1985. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A high point creatively and popularity-wise for Shriekback – somehow fusing soul and funk derived bass lines and choruses with postpunk urgency, keyboards that bring both airy delicacy and fierce tension, some of the most best songs the ever put on an album. This is one of those records that was considered really creative and tough to categorize in its time, yet found a bit of crossover appeal, which is great – but it probably deserves a bit more admiration all these years later! Includes "Malaria", "Everything That Rises Must Converge", "Fish Below The Ice", "This Big Hush", "Faded Flowers", "Only Thing That Shines", "Health And Knowledge And Wealth And Power",, "Coelacanth" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing in a green cover, includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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SlitsCut (with bonus track) ... LP
Island (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
Still one of THE standout records of the post-punk years – the simple but effective dub statement of three London ladies with decidedly left wing politics! The record's in a format that would later be copped by dozens of groups – one that mixes together post-punk and heavy dub – the former of which is served up with some nice rough guitars and crackly vocals, and the latter which is done even better with some super-solid production by Dennis Bovell! Titles include "Shoplifting", "Spend Spend Spend", "Instant Hit", "Newtown", "Ping Pong Affair", and the seminal "Typical Girls"! Features a bonus track – The Slits' version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". LP, Vinyl record album

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Swamp DoggHave You Heard This Story ... CD
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Swamp Dogg on Island Records – still recording in the early 70s, but already part of the surprisingly long legacy for the alter ego of southern soul giant Jerry Williams! Williams works here with a great core band that features guitar from Travis Wammack – in a style that's a bit funky, but which mixes in some bluesy elements with deep soul – moving between tunes that have some of Swamp's heavier politics, and others with a bit more of a down home vibe. There's a few nice southern soul moments – thanks to production at Broadway Studios, in Sheffield, Alabama – and titles include "God Ain't Blessing America", "When He Was No One", "I Wanna Lifetime Of Loving You", "I Wouldn't Leave Here To Go To Heaven", "Chewed UP Grass", and "The Mind Does The Dancing While The Body Pulls The Strings". CD

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✨✧ Lewis TaylorLewis Taylor ... LP
Island/Be With (UK), 1996. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A hell of a classic from UK singer Lewis Taylor – one of the best blue-eyed soul albums recorded in the 90s, and a record that's still years ahead of its time! In a stretch when so many others were putting out fake soul – or breathing heavily on downtempo records – Taylor found a way to really deliver something new and unique, yet also come across with the classic mellow flow of 70s work by artists like Marvin Gaye or The Isley Brothers! Taylor's vocal delivery here owes plenty to both, but the production is very crisp and individual – handled by Lewis himself, and in a spare mix of modes that's quite different than some of the more stock "beats and keys" modes that would take over underground soul in the next decade! Instead, there's this great range of subtle tones and textures that work beautifully alongside Taylor's sublime vocals – all to suit some beautifully-written tunes too. Titles include "Lucky", "Track", "Betterlove", "Right", "Spirit", "Bittersweet", and "Whoever". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard ThompsonHenry The Human Fly ... CD
Island (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
Richard Thompson is relatively fresh out of Fairport Convention here, and while there are traces of that group in his solo music, it's also very clear that the set is the key to his long legacy to come! Thompson's guitar is much more upfront than before – really finding itself in both an acoustic and electric mode – sometimes blended with folksy instrumentation from the past, but also much more focused with that sonic quality that really befits Thompson's very unusual vocal approach! Titles include "Roll Over Vaughn Williams", "The New St George", "Cold Feet", "Painted Ladies", "Twisted", "Wheely Down", and "The Poor Ditching Boy". CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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Toots & The MaytalsReggae Greats ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
A great collection of some of the great soulful reggae Toots and The Maytals licensed to Island in the mid 70s, with all the enduring hits: "54-46 That's My Number", "Reggae Got Soul", "Funky Kingston", "Sweet & Dandy", "Time Tough" and "Pressure Drop". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Reggae Greats ... CD 2.99

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Toots & The MaytalsReggae Greats ... CD
Island/Mango, 1970s. Used ... $2.99
A great collection of some of the great soulful reggae Toots and The Maytals licensed to Island in the mid 70s, with all the enduring hits: "54-46 That's My Number", "Reggae Got Soul", "Funky Kingston", "Sweet & Dandy", "Time Tough" and "Pressure Drop". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Reggae Greats ... CD 2.99

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Toots & The MaytalsToots Live ... CD
Island (UK), 1980. Used ... $9.99
A triumphant live performance from Toots Hibbert and The Maytals – recorded in London at a time when the group was really riding high – able to serve up their music with a sense of majesty that really fit the spirit of the larger arena! The tunes are mostly classics, but they've got a very different vibe than the originals – as Toots and the group are certainly feeling their star power – not just in the presentation of the lyrics, but the overall groove – and some of the standout guitar solos that mark a few of the tracks. Titles include "Funky Kingston", "Monkey Man", "Pressure Drop", "Sweet N Dandy", "Time Tough", and "54 46 That's My Number". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Toots Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Toots & The MaytalsToots Live (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A triumphant live performance from Toots Hibbert and The Maytals – recorded in London at a time when the group was really riding high – able to serve up their music with a sense of majesty that really fit the spirit of the larger arena! The tunes are mostly classics, but they've got a very different vibe than the originals – as Toots and the group are certainly feeling their star power – not just in the presentation of the lyrics, but the overall groove – and some of the standout guitar solos that mark a few of the tracks. Titles include "Funky Kingston", "Monkey Man", "Pressure Drop", "Sweet N Dandy", "Time Tough", and "54 46 That's My Number". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Toots Live ... CD 9.99

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TrafficJohn Barleycorn Must Die (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Maybe our favorite album ever from Traffic – a set that has the group coming back together, after a fracture that took them in separate musical directions – reformed with a sound that's very different than before! The tracks are longer, and have more influences from both folk and jazz – a deeper sound and spirit, and one that also maybe reflects the loss of Dave Mason from the group! The trio really finds this amazing way forward, almost with some echoes of the hipper side of the Island Records underground – with Steve Winwood on vocals throughout, and on some mighty nice organ and piano – and Jim Capaldi on drums and percussion, and Chris Wood on a variety of saxes, flute, and percussion. Titles include "Glad", "Freedom Rider", "Empty Pages", "Stranger To Himself", and "Every Mother's Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available
John Barleycorn Must Die ... LP 9.99
John Barleycorn Must Die (Japanese HQCD pressing) ... CD 24.99

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TrafficJohn Barleycorn Must Die (Japanese HQCD pressing) ... CD
Island/Universal (Japan), 1970. Used ... $24.99
Maybe our favorite album ever from Traffic – a set that has the group coming back together, after a fracture that took them in separate musical directions – reformed with a sound that's very different than before! The tracks are longer, and have more influences from both folk and jazz – a deeper sound and spirit, and one that also maybe reflects the loss of Dave Mason from the group! The trio really finds this amazing way forward, almost with some echoes of the hipper side of the Island Records underground – with Steve Winwood on vocals throughout, and on some mighty nice organ and piano – and Jim Capaldi on drums and percussion, and Chris Wood on a variety of saxes, flute, and percussion. Titles include "Glad", "Freedom Rider", "Empty Pages", "Stranger To Himself", and "Every Mother's Son". CD
(Out of print HQ – Hi Quality CD pressing! Includes obi.)
Also available
John Barleycorn Must Die ... LP 9.99
John Barleycorn Must Die (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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TrafficLow Spark Of High Heeled Boys (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A huge album from Traffic – a set that was first given to the world in a strange-shaped cover – which seemed to grace countless record collections back in the 70s! The group is expanded to a sextet here – with bass from Rick Grech and percussion from Rebop Kwaku Baah – both of whom really flesh out the sound in wonderful ways – adding more bottom and heft to the musical ideas here from Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi, the latter of whom gets to shine on vocals on two tracks too! As usual, the reeds from Chris Wood really send the whole thing home – and titles include "Rock & Roll Stew", "Rainmaker", "Many A Mile To Freedom", "Hidden Treasure", and "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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TrafficShoot Out At The Fantasy Factory (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Traffic get some help here from Muscle Shoals heavyweights Barry Beckett, Roger Hawkins, and Jimmy Johnson – a trio who help the group continue that richer, more expanded sound that was first unfurled on the group's Low Spark album! The sound is maybe a more focused attempt at territory from that record, but one that also really stretches things out too – long tracks that have just the right balance, and which never make the extra long space of the tunes feel like their wasted at all – just perfect settings for the energy of the tunes composed by Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi. Titles include "Roll Right Stones", "Tragic Magic", "Evening Blue", and "Shoot Out At The Fantasy Factory". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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TrafficSmiling Phases ... CD
Island, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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TrafficTraffic ... LP
Island/United Artists, 1968. Near Mint- ... $29.99
The second album from Traffic, and a set that forever cemented their legacy in the annals of modern music – a set that has Dave Mason returning to the group after a brief hiatus, and maybe helping the quartet find a tighter, rootsier sound overall! The approach here is nicely mixed – almost half Dave Mason moments, and half from the energy of Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood – held together wonderfully by the reed work of Chris Wood! There's a few key classics here, and lots more overlooked gems – and titles include "You Can All Join In", "Forty Thousand Headmen", "Pearly Queen", "Who Know What Tomorrow May Bring", and "Feelin' Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later UK "Island Life Collection" pressing in a glossy gatefold cover.)
Also available Traffic (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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TrafficTraffic (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The second album from Traffic, and a set that forever cemented their legacy in the annals of modern music – a set that has Dave Mason returning to the group after a brief hiatus, and maybe helping the quartet find a tighter, rootsier sound overall! The approach here is nicely mixed – almost half Dave Mason moments, and half from the energy of Jim Capaldi and Steve Winwood – held together wonderfully by the reed work of Chris Wood! There's a few key classics here, and lots more overlooked gems – and titles include "You Can All Join In", "Forty Thousand Headmen", "Pearly Queen", "Who Know What Tomorrow May Bring", and "Feelin' Alright". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Traffic ... LP 29.99

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TrafficWhen The Eagle Flies (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The last album in a legendary run from Traffic – a set that has the team of Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi working with a really strong sense of focus – maybe in part because the group's winnowed down to a quartet, which leaves their contributions even more strongly in the lead! The great Chris Wood still brings in some nice sax and flute touches – but Steve's also really letting loose on keyboards, and not just organ and piano – taking the longer space of some tracks to bring in some mighty nice solo moments! Titles include the classic title cut "When The Eagle Flies" – plus "Dream Gerrard", "Graveyard People", "Love", "Walking In The Wind", and "Something New". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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U2A Celebration/Trash, Trampoline & The Party Girl ... 7-inch
Island (Australia), 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Island sleeve.)

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U2Unforgettable Fire ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... $2.99
The record that pushed U2 over the top – thanks in part to production from Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois – on titles that include "Pride", "Unforgettable Fire", "Sort Of Homecoming", "Bad", "Elvis Presley & America", "MLK", "Promenade", and "Wire". CD

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VariousEl Pea ... LP
Island (UK), 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Includes selections by Incredible String Band, Mott The Hoople, Mountain, McDonald & Giles, Traffic, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Jimmy Cliff, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has manufacturing defects at the beginning of Sides 1 and 4, appears to be from the cover seam, that plays with noise. Cover has some wear and aging, with a retail price sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Jimmy Cliff & OthersHarder They Come ... CD
Island, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that's not only a landmark in Jamaican music – but also a set that was to reggae what Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was to 70s soul! In other words, the set not only raised the bar for all the competition, it also ended up in a lot more record collections than most of them too – maybe in part because it was a soundtrack, as was Superfly – but also because it has this global power that makes it a defining album of the genre! Jimmy Cliff is obviously the mainman here, but there's help from other key players in the growing reggae scene – and titles include Jimmy's classic "You Can Get It If You Really Want", in two versions – plus two takes on "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers To Cross", and "Sitting In Limbo" – plus "Sweet & Dandy" and "Pressure Drop" by The Maytals, "007" by Desmond Dekker, "Johnny Too Bad" by The Slicers, "Draw Your Brakes" by Scotty, and "Rivers Of Babylon" by The Melodians. CD

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✨✧ Daddy-OBrooklyn Bounce (radio, more bounce, inst, acapella)/How To Beat A Bootleg God Don't Like Ugly ... 12-inch
Island, 1993. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve, with an index sticker.)

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✨✧ Betty DavisNasty Gal ... LP
Island/Light In The Attic, 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The biggest-label release ever cut by 70s funk legend Betty Davis – but a set that's every bit as hard and heavy as the indie dates that preceded it! Davis is at the top of her form here – bad-stepping amidst the heavy drums and freaked-out guitars that easily made her one of the funkiest folks working in the 70s – an artist who was definitely very much into her own bag, and who's only finally getting her due all these many years later! In a way, the groove is even leaner than before – especially the drums, which are turbocharged with energy, and set a badass vibe for the record throughout – mixing up equal parts of rock, funk, and soul – almost with the genre-busting modes that wouldn't really show up on the New York scene until a number of years later. The whole thing kicks ass – and titles include "Nasty Gal", "Talkin' Trash", "Dedicated To The Press", "FUNK", "Getting Kicked Off Havin Fun", "Shut Off The Light", "This Is It", "The Lone Ranger", and "Feelins". Great limited pressing of the classic – with liner notes, lyrics, and lots of cool photos! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Will DowningCome Together As One ... LP
Island/Verve, 1989. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Will Downing sounds wonderful here on this late 80s set – standing out instantly from most of his contemporaries, with a deep-toned, classic vocal approach that's simply tremendous! Even though some of the backings smack of 80s mainstream production, there's a depth here that goes beyond common commercial soul – a hipper, more mature approach that made Downing one to watch at the time – and a surprising respite from the obvious, even when smooth and mellow. Titles include "Too Soon", "The Love We Share", "Come Together As One", "I'll Wait", "Rules Of Love", "Test Of Time", "Closer To You", and "Sometimes I Cry". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, and hype sticker.)

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✨✧ Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Island, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Godlike work from the legendary Nick Drake – and exactly the kind of record that's made him a continuing legend over the years! The style is completely its own – not really folk or rock, but not really jazz either – yet served up with plenty of jazzy phrasing that's helped keep Drake's music fresher than most as the decades move on – and which makes each song here a really rich discovery – even if, like us, you've heard the album hundreds of times in the past! The production is wonderful – with slight underscorings of strings that help unlock dark corners of the songs – and tracks include the classic "River Man" – easily one of Nick's best songs ever – plus "Fruit Tree", "Day Is Done", "Three Hours", "Saturday Sun", and "Time Has Told Me". A record we'd never part with – ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl in the original gatefold-style cover – and includes bonus download for the album, too!)
Also available
Five Leaves Left ... CD 6.99
Five Leaves Left ... CD 6.99
Five Leaves Left ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Brian EnoAnother Green World ... LP
Island, 1975. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brian Eno at the crux of his career – hanging perfectly between the guitar-heavy glam of earlier years, and the spacey electronics of later material – both of which he presents wonderfully on the record! The album is one of his last to feature real rock songs, with the kind of vocals you'd know from Eno's first two albums – and it mixes straighter styles with more complex electronic soundscapes, resulting in some wonderfully cold and abstract material that prefaces musical territory that many other artists wouldn't hit until the following decade! Titles include "Golden Hours", "The Big Ship", "St Elmos Fire", "Sky Saw", "Spirits Drifting", and "Becalmed". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on EG. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a small name in pen on front.)
Also available Another Green World ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Marcia Griffiths/ArrowElectric Boogie (orig, long)/Hot Hot Hot (remix)/Soca Fever (remix) ... 12-inch
Island Beats, 1989. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Luther GrosvenorUnder Open Skies (with bonus tracks)(Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island/Big Pink (South Korea), 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An overlooked gem from that key moment when Island Records was pushing into some of the farther reaches of the UK scene – and turning out some really interesting records like this in the process! Luther Grosvenor worked in Spooky Tooth, but he's got a quality here that's very different than his contributions in that group – definitely more Island-like, with some of the rootsier elements of Traffic at times – which is maybe no surprise, as Jim Capaldi makes an appearance on one track too! Tracks are loose and open, with that easygoing, down to earth vibe you might guess from Luther's look on the cover – and ttles include "Under Open Skies", "Rocket", "Love The Way", "Here Comes The Queen", and "Ride On". CD

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✨✧ PJ HarveyRid Of Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second PJ Harvey album and the last with a stripped down, raw rock trio sound – and a tense, quiet-loud dynamic that's as thrilling today as the day it came out! Includes the challenging, masterful title track that's taut and chilling from beginning to end, but starts so quiet, you're almost forced to crank the volume only to blow your eardrums when the chorus rages in – for our money it's one greatest songs of the early 90s alt rock boom – and that's just beginning! Includes her great cover of "Highway 61 Revisited", "Legs", "Man-Size", "50 Queenie", Yuri-G", "Snake" and "Ecstasy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ PJ HarveyStories From The City – Stories From The Sea ... LP
Island, 2000. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
PJ Harvey at peak power! This one came at a point in her career when she'd hit such stylistically varied high points earlier on, it's hard to imagine what she could've done to surprise long time fans or impress the critics as much as before – and she hits the mark by diverting expectations all together, with disarmingly great songs and her one of a kind voice. From the relatively spare and intimate songs to the fuzzy guitar stormers, she revisits styles she's done before without repeating herself, it's a next step all around and it hasn't aged a day since it came out. Includes "Big Exit", "Good Fortune", "A Place Called Home", "One Lane", "This Mess We're In", "This Is Love", "Horses In My My Dreams", "We Float", "Beautiful Feeling" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Philip James & The Blues Busters/The MaytalsWide Awake In A Dream/Tell Me The Reason ... 7-inch
Island (UK), 1965. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
("Tell Me The Reason" plays with faint surface noise, a fantastic copy otherwise!)

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✨✧ King CrimsonIslands ... LP
Island (UK), 1972. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorites by King Crimson – and a record with a lot more jazz than some of their others! Players include Mel Collins on lots of flutes and saxes – plus guests Keith Tippett on piano, Mark Charig on cornet, and Harry Miller on bass! LP, Vinyl record album
(German pink rim pressing, with folding inner sleeve with lyrics and design that ended up on the US cover. Cover has a "King Crimson Islands" sticker, light wear, and a light mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Phil ManzaneraDiamond Head ... LP
Island (UK), 1975. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy set from the always-enigmatic Phil Manzanera – done with help from a whole host of hip guests – including Brian Eno, Robert Wyatt, John Wetton, Andy Mackay, Charles Hayward, and Eddie Jobson! LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s Polydor UK pressing. Cover has light wear and a bent corner.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
While we're not big on career retrospective best of's, especially artists like Marley, whose been collected over & over, this is actually a respectable set, and the vinyl's pretty darn hard to get ahold of anymore. Includes 14 classics, like "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Is This Love", "No Woman No Cry", "Could You Be Loved", "Three Little Birds", "Buffalo Soldier", "One Love/People Get Ready", "I Shot The Sheriff", 'Waiting In Vain", "Satisfy My Soul" and "Redemption Song". CD
Also available Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread ... LP
Island, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A breakthrough album from Bob Marley – a set that was recorded equally in Kingston and London, and which has a globe-spanning vibe to match! Marley's star had already been rising by the time of this set – but this album helped cement both his lasting power, and the worldwide influence of the music that Jamaica was bringing forth – served up by a sharp lineup that includes Aston "Family Man" Barrett on bass, Carlton Barrett on drums and percussion, Touter on piano and organ, and Al Anderson on lead guitar – as well as soulful backing from the I-Threes. A good chunk of the record was recorded at Harry J's – not as tightly as some of the later Island Records material – and titles include the classics "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman No Cry", "Rebel Music", "Natty Dread" and "Talkin' Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(US rasta color label pressing. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a worn spot at the spine, in nice shape otherwise!)

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✨✧ John & Beverly MartynStormbringer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album John Martyn cut with wife Beverly – a nicely laidback effort that has the two of them sharing vocal chores, trading off from tune to tune in a really great way! We like John's work so much we're surprised how much we welcome Beverly here – but she really keeps the spirit of the set up well, and offset's John's more traditional folk approach with a slightly raspier, gravelier approach to her lyrics. Instrumentation is relatively light, with spare arrangements from Paul Harris and production from Joe Boyd – and tunes are all originals by the pair, with titles that include "Go Out & Get It", "Sweet Honesty", "Woodstock", "Traffic Light Lady", "The Ocean", "Tomorrow Time", and "Would You Believe Me". CD features four bonus tracks too – unissued demos from the sessions! CD
(Part of the "Golden Era Of Rock – 1965 to 1975" series!)

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✨✧ Robert PalmerPride ... LP
Island, 1983. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, bent corners, and a stain along the spine.)

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✨✧ Lee Perry, Upsetters & OthersArkology (3CD set) ... CD
Island, 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The mothership has landed! While attempting to make a definitive compilation of all of Scratch's productions would take well more than 3 CDs, this set does a fine job of touching on important highlights and unearthing a few hidden gems, from the fertile Black Ark period. 55 tracks in all, with a fat 52 page book with extensive notes and loads of great photos, we'll let the exhaustive track list speak for itself: Max Romeo "One Step Forward", "War In A Babylon", "Chase The Devil" and "Norman", Devon Irons "Vampire", the Heptones "Sufferer's Time", "Mr. President" with Jah Lion, "Why Must I (version)" with Lee Perry and "Make Up Your Mind", Junior Dread "Sufferer's Heights", The Congos "Don't Blame On I", "Feast Of The Passover" and "CongoMan", The Meditations "Much Smarter", "Life Is Not Easy", and "No Peace", Junior Murvin "Tedious", 'police & Thieves", "Bad Weed" and "Roots Train" with Dillinger, Mikey Dread "Dread At The Mantrols", Errol Walker "In These Times", "John Public" and "John Public (version)" with Enos Barnes, Glen DaCosta "Magic Touch", Jah Lion "Soldier & Police War", Raphael Green & Doctor Alimantado "Rasta Train", Augustus Pablo "Vibrate On", The Upsetter Review with Junior Murvin "Closer Together", Keith Rowe "Groovy Situation", George Faith "To Be A Lover (Have Some Mercy)", Lee Perry "Dub Revolution Pt. 1", "Dreadlocks In Moonlight", "Soul Fire", "Curly Locks" and 'Roast Fish & Cornbread" and The Upsetters "One Step Dub", "Vamp A Dub", "Sufferer's Dub", "Much Smarter Dub", "Life Is Not Easy Dub", "Revelation Dub", "In These Times Dub", "Grumblin' Dub", "No Peace Dub", "Party Time pt. 2", "Vibrator", "Bird In Hand", "Dyon Anasawa" featuring Full Experience, "Rastaman Shuffle", "Groovy Dub" and "Corn Fish Dub". CD
(Out of print, slipcase has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Lionel RichieJust Go ... CD
Island/Def Jam, 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ RoundtreeGet On Up (Get On Down)/Ocho Rios ... 12-inch
Omni/Island, 1978. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Omni sleeve with some marker. Labels have initials in marker.)
 
 
 



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