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Alice Island BandSplendid Isolation ... LP
Warren/Wah Wah (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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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Monsta Island CzarsCome Up ... LP
Dope Folks, Late 90s. New Copy ... $20.99
Seven unreleased tracks from the Monsta Island Czars collective – material that's got a really strong sense of urgency, and which adds plenty to their too-small catalog! The MCs vary from track to track, which further deepens the sound – and some of the best moments are the cuts where two vocalists are going back to back. Titles include "Bip Bap" with King Cesar, "Mad World" with Kamackeris, "It's About Time" with Megalon and Trife, "You Never Know" with Spiga, "My Motive" with Megalon, "Hungry" with Kamackeris and Kong, and "Written In Blood" with Kong and Spiga. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies!)

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✨✧ AlwynSymphony No 3/Symphonic Prelude (The Magic Island) – William Alwyn/London Philharmonic ... LP
Lyrita (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small index labels on back.)

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Andrea Buffa30 Years Island ... CD
Leo (UK), 2012. Used ... $8.99
Andrea Buffa on alto & tenor saxophone & bass clarinet, Fiorenzo Bodrato on double bass & Dario Mazzucco on drums & Carlo Actis Dato on tenor & baritone saxophone & bass clarinet. CD
(Crease through traycard artwork.)

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DeodatoLove Island ... LP
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Late 70s work from Deodato – quite different than his bossa organ work of the 60s, and early 70s funk sides – but pretty darn great nonetheless! The album shows Deodato's continuing shift towards a more soul-based sound – and it mixes together a smoother club sound with jazzier elements of earlier work, all going for a sweet groove that has plenty of traces of modern soul! The highlight of the album is "Whistle Bump", a strident slick groover with washes of horns behind the keyboards and a nice conga breakdown in the middle. Other tracks include "Area Code 808", "Pina Colada", "Tahiti Hut", "San Juan Sunset", and "Love Island". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and a trace of a price sticker.)

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Grace JonesIsland Life ... CD
Island, Late 70s. Used ... $3.99
Nicely selected collection of tracks from Grace Jones' years at Island Records – when she was a genre-bending club queen who turned out some pretty fantastic cuts. A few numbers on here don't hold up that well these days, but we're surprised at how fresh some of this material sounds – especially with the rediscovery of the post-punk Danceteria sort of scene. Titles include "Pull Up To The Bumper", "Love Is The Drug", "Slave To The Rhythm", "My Jamaican Guy", "I Need A Man", "Walking In The Rain", and "Private Life". CD

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Bob Marley & The WailersComplete Island Recordings (11CD set) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 11CD ... $53.99 59.99
A groundbreaking set of work from one of the musical giants of the 70s – not just a reggae star, but an artist who took the sound of Kingston to the rest of the globe with the crucial albums in this collection! Bob Marley had already been one of the reigning stars of Jamaican music when he started to record for Island Records – a member of the burning Wailers trio, stepping out here with a shifting version of that group that elevated him even further to stardom – with a soulful, spiritual vibe that managed to touch audiences far beyond reggae – and which continues to shine as one of the key musical guideposts of his generation. The package features every album that Marley recorded for Island Records during his too-short life – Catch A Fire, Burnin, Natty Dread, Live, Rastaman Vibrations, Exodus, Kaya, Babylon By Bus, Survival, Uprising, and Confrontation – all of them classics! 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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75 MoodsRhodes Island (ct rhodes mix, weather 48 mix, ct dub mix) ... 12-inch
Patt (Germany), 2001. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tom WaitsBeautiful Maladies – The Island Years ... CD
Island, 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
23 tracks! CD

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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
Also available Disques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP 28.99

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 30.00
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Disques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD 13.99

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VariousIsland Story – 25th Anniversary – 1962 to 1987 ... CD
Island, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
Music from U2, Steve Winwood, Marianne Faithfull, Free, Traffic, Grace Jones, Sly & Robbie, Millie, Gwen Guthrie, Jimmie Cliff, Tom Waits, Will Powers & more. CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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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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✨✧ Ronnie Lane & Slim ChanceOoh La La – An Island Harvest ... CD
Island, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really great solo work from Ronnie Lane – post-Faces material that really gets back to basics, and offers up a huge number of wonderful original tunes as well! Ronnie was always one of our favorite members of The Faces – one of the more unassuming members of that excellent group, and almost the sort of gentle heart of the band – a quality that really comes through strongly here in work with his relaxed Slim Chance group. The tunes often use acoustic instrumentation more than electric – at a level that recalls the first early solo sets by Rod Stewart, although with a very different, un-posturing presentation by Ronnie – and the format gives Lane's great lyrics an even greater chance to shine through. 2CD set brings together all the best moments from the group's Island albums, plus rare tracks, alternates, and live material too – and titles include "Tin & Tambourine", "Don't Try & Change My Mind", "One For The Road", "The Poacher", "Street Gang", "G'Morning", "Bottle Of Brandy", "Ain't No Lady", "Blue Monday", "Back Street Boy (jam version)", "Debris (live)", "Ooh La La (live)", and "Country Boy (alt)". CD

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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston (Island version) ... LP
Island/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ VariousOte Maloya – The Birth Of Electric Maloya On Reunion Island – 1975 to 1986 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Reunion Island – a relatively tiny spot, but one that's always had a very compelling cultural legacy! The nation was completely deserted four hundred years ago, and has been populated by waves of colonization from Europe, Africa, and Asia – which has made for a very unique hybrid of cultures and sounds over the years! These tracks are from a key point in the island's musical development – a time when older ideals were electrified slightly – in ways that almost remind us of some of the compelling Caribbean grooves of the period, or some of the post-colonial material from Paris – but with a much funkier sound overall. In true Strut Records spirit, the music here is instantly appealing, right from the start – even if you don't know any history behind the scene – but also in the label's best tradition, the package is stuffed with detailed notes, images of older records, and lots more too – which will give you plenty to learn while you enjoy the grooves. Titles include "Commandeur" by Pierrot Vidot, "Mi Bord A Toe" by Vivi, "C'Est Le Meme Cadence" by Gaby Et Les Soul Men, "Se Pi Bodie" by Ti Vock, "Reveil Creole" by Groupe Dago, "Serre Serre Pas" by Gilberte, "La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes" by Cameleon, "Maloya Ton Tisane" by Michou, "Defoule 3e Age" by Daniel Sandie, "Moin Las Pas Fait Tout Sel" by Jean Claude Viadere, "P'Tit Femme Mon Gate" by Cormoran Group, "Sega Le Sport" by Marie Helen Et Ses Creol's, and "Tantine Zaza" by Francoise Guimbert. CD
(NOTE: Promo version – just cover art in jewel case.)

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✨✧ Jerry Garcia Band /Bob Weir & Rob WassermanFall 1989 – The Long Island Sound (6CD set) ... CD
Rhino/ATO, 1989. Used 6CD's ... Out Of Stock
Two complete shows, recorded back to back in September of '89 – including the opening sets by Bob Weir and bassist Rob Wasserman. CD

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✨✧ Elmo Hope EnsembleSounds From Rikers Island ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1963. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
An amazing album – and a really unique slice of the underground of jazz in the 60s! The session was put together in 1963 by Walt Dickerson, and was conceived as an attempt to draw attention to the incredible amount of great jazz players who were then currently serving time in prison for trumped-up drug charges. The players were culled from New York's Riker's Island, and the mix is a strange and wonderfully surprising blend of musicians that includes Hope, John Gilmore, Ronnie Boykins, Philly Joe Jones, and Earl Coleman. The quality of the work and writing is superb, and not only is the record a high point in Hope's all-too-short career, but it also features some excellent non-Sun Ra work by Gilmore! Titles include "One For Joe", "Three Silver Quarters", "Kevin", "Trippin", and "It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, some splitting in the top seam, a thin stain at the spine, and a promo ink stamp obscured a bit with pen on back.)

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✨✧ Jeff Lorber FusionWizard Island ... LP
Arista, 1980. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A real classic from Jeff Lorber – the kind of record that crossed-over immediately, and had a huge influence on so many different scenes! The style is smooth sweet fusion – of a sort that Lorber virtually helped invent, and so many others helped to ruin in later years – but here, things are clean and lean, very focused on the groove – and coming off with a really soulful sound! There's a great mix of acoustic and electric keys that really makes the album cook – giving it a two-dimensional feel that really comes off nicely on every tune – and the core lineup includes Lorber on keys, plus electric bass, drums, and saxes. Titles include "Wizard Island", "Lava Lands", "Shadows", "City", "Rooftops", and "Can't Get Enough". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VolcanoIsland ... LP
Tee Pee, 2019. Sealed ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
 
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ArtSupernatural Fairy Tales ... LP
Island (UK), 1967. Very Good+ ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 180 gram resissue on Tapestry.)

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AtensionDef On Arrival ... LP
Island, 1989. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ AviciiStories ... LP
PRMD/Island, 2015. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... 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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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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Mariah CareyShake It Off (main, inst) ... 12-inch
Island/Def Jam, 2005. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Def Jam sleeve.)

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Dark Sun RidersSeeds Of Evolution ... LP
Island, 1996. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Former X clan member Brother J and crew. 22 cuts, if you count the numerous interludes, including "Dark Sun Riders", "Time To Build", "Bro J Theme", "Rhythmous Flex" and "The Revival". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – This copy no longer has the cover and comes in a plain sleeve.)

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✨✧ Fairport ConventionWho Knows Where The Time Goes – The Essential Fairport Convention (3CD set) ... CD
Island/Universal (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $6.99 11.98
The genius of Fairport Convention knows no bounds – as the group were an ever-vibrant, ever-creative ensemble – often changing membership as much as they experimented with new styles – in a fantastic range that's very well captured on this 3CD set! Fairport are way more than the folk rock outfit that they're most easily identified as – because although the group certainly draws a lot from folk traditions, both ancient and modern, they bring so much more to their music as well – including especially compelling use of electric guitar and bass (the former on many of these tracks by the young Richard Thompson) – and transcendent vocals from Sandy Denny that really helps take the music to a new dimension. The set offers about a decade's worth of recordings by the group – 52 tracks in all – including some more unusual moments, and even some rarer tracks too – a great selection of titles that includes "Sir Patrick Spens", "Fotheringay", "Suzanne", "Chelsea Morning", "Ballad Of Easy Rider", "Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood", "Matty Groves", "Genesis Hall", "The Plainsman", "The Hens March Through The Midden & The Four Poster Bed", "Cropredy Capers", "When First Into This Country", "Farewell Farewell", "Angles Brown", "The Last Waltz", "John Lee", "Breakfast In Mayfair", "Sailor's Alphabet", and "Banks Of The Sweet Primroses". CD

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Fall Out BoySave Rock & Roll (2x10") ... LP
Island/Crush, 2013. Near Mint- 2x10" Gatefold ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Frankie Goes To HollywoodWelcome To the Pleasuredome ... LP
ZTT/Island, 1984. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Arguably one of the greatest concept albums of the 80s – and the only really strong full length album cut by Frankie Goes To Hollywood! At the time of the set, the group was riding high on the success and controversy of their singles "Relax" and "Two Tribes" – but in the ambitious ZTT mode, sought to expand their sound way past familiar hits, and into a realm of sonic exploration that rivaled that of labelmates Art Of Noise. Don't get us wrong, because the Frankie of this album is still very much in groove-oriented territory – but they also let Horn take over with some more striking tunes that are both longer and shorter than the usual pop track – offsetting the vocal numbers on the record with a rich tapestry of musical backdrops that also more firmly forward the group's social and sexual leanings. The album features surprising covers of "War", "Do You Know The Way To San Jose", and "Born To Run" – plus the hits "Relax" and "Two Tribes", and the original numbers "Welcome To the Pleasure Dome", "Krisco Kisses", "The Ballad Of 32", "Wish The Lads Were Here", "Black Night White Light", "The Only Star In Heaven", "The Power Of Love", and "Bang". LP, Vinyl record album

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Angie GilesSurface ... CD
Island (Japan), 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Gwen GuthrieGwen Guthrie (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Island/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $11.99
Gwen Guthrie's first album for Island Records – a unique little soul set from the early 80s, recorded in Nassau with backing from Sly & Robbie – in a groove that's totally great! The rhythms here are really at the heart of the set – not in a way that eclipses Gwen's vocals, but which does plenty to make the record stand out from the pack at the time – in a groove that's partly clubby, mostly soulful, and which has some key elements from its Nassau connection! Other players on the date include Wally Badarou on keyboards and Sticky Thompson on percussion – and titles include "Peek A Boo", "Your Turn To Burn", "God Don't Like Ugly", "Dance Fever", "Getting Hot", "Your Turn To Burn", and "For You". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "It Should Have Been You (Larry Levan mix)" and "Peek A Boo (extended 12" version)". CD

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PJ Harvey4 Track Demos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The self-recorded 4 Track Demos for the Rid Of Me LP, an album eventually recorded by Steve Albini as one of the most surprisingly raw major label debuts of the early 90s – at a time when the majors were signing indie artists and putting out bigger sounding, more accessible versions of them, PJ Harvey bravely went the other way – and it's well worth hearing that era of her work even more intimately. Her voice and lyrics here stand out more here, and it's aching, scary beautiful stuff. Includes "Rid Of Me", Legs", Goodnight", "Yuri-G", "Driving", "50ft Queenie", "Hook", "Snake" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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PJ HarveyIs This Desire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A real standout from Polly Jean Harvey – a set that somehow manages to have all the intensity of her previous records, but which hones things down to a mode that might well be called mellow at times – but which, to us, also seems to really give the music clarity, and maybe a more timeless vibe overall! The restraint is wonderful – and it's never commercial at all – as there seems to be even more of a focus on just the right balance between expression and songwriting, given added help in the studio by Flood. Titles include "No Girl So Sweet", "The River", "Catherine", "A Perfect Day Elise", "My Beautiful Leah", "The Wind", "Angelene", and "Electric Light". LP, Vinyl record album

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PJ HarveyIs This Desire – Demos ... CD
Island, 1998. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Demo versions of every single track that appeared on the PJ Harvey album Is This Desire – maybe even more of a match for some of the songs on the record than previous demo releases, given that the standard record has a nicely stripped-down vibe at times! Yet there's also a strong difference here – a to-the-core sound that shows how much PJ Harvey could sometimes hide behind the larger mix of a record, even when she was sounding emotive – as there's a very personal, intimate quality here. Titles include "Angeline", "The Wind", "The Sly Lit Up", "A Perfect Day Elise", "Is This Desire", "The Garden", "No Girl So Sweet", and "My Beautiful Leah". CD
Also available Is This Desire – Demos (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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PJ HarveyIs This Desire – Demos (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1998. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Demo versions of every single track that appeared on the PJ Harvey album Is This Desire – maybe even more of a match for some of the songs on the record than previous demo releases, given that the standard record has a nicely stripped-down vibe at times! Yet there's also a strong difference here – a to-the-core sound that shows how much PJ Harvey could sometimes hide behind the larger mix of a record, even when she was sounding emotive – as there's a very personal, intimate quality here. Titles include "Angeline", "The Wind", "The Sly Lit Up", "A Perfect Day Elise", "Is This Desire", "The Garden", "No Girl So Sweet", and "My Beautiful Leah". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Is This Desire – Demos ... CD 13.99

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PJ HarveyRid Of Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1993. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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)... $22.99 24.99
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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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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HeptonesNight Food/Party Time ... CD
Island (Japan), 1976/1977. Used ... $19.99
CD set combining the classic 70s Heptones sides Night Food and Party Time, two of the band's strongest records! The first set was cut at Harry J's, and is a bit more produced than some of their earlier sides, but has some great vocal harmonies and updates of awesome Studio One rhythms, which originated with bass player and lead singer Leroy Sibbles. The follow up, Party Time, finds the Heptones teaming up with Lee Perry for a wonderful set laid down at the legendary Black Ark, with Sibbles' always great songwriting over a set of nice roots rhythms laid down by Boris Gardiner, Winston Wright, Mikey Boo, Willie Lindo and others. Includes "Country Boy", "Book Of Rules", "Love Won't Come Easy", "Fatty Fatty" and "Mama Say", "Party Time", "Crying Over You", "I Shall Be Released", "Why Must I" and "Sufferer's Time". 20 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print, 2015 Japanese pressing from the Roots Rock Reggae collection – includes obi.)

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Paul HornSpecial Edition ... LP
Island, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
A great 70s set from Paul Horn – played in a style that's a lot straighter than most of his work from the decade! The style here almost recalls the Paul Horn of earlier jazz years – mellow and laidback, with a real sense of space and sound that's influenced clearly by bossa nova and modal jazz of the 60s, but which also tends to have a freer-thinking 70s sound on the more expansive solos. Horn plays a variety of flutes, plus alto sax and clarinet – and he's joined by Lynn Blessing on vibes, Art Johnson on electric guitar, and Bart Hall on drums and percussion. The core of the set is in a jazz-based mode – and features renditions of tracks that include "Freedom Jazz Dance", "Tribute To Jobim", "Just Because We're Kids", "Willow Weep For Me", and "Summertime" – and the last part of the performance features sparer, spacier numbers that include Horn originals "Dusk", "Forms", and "Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing, includes the booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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Ashley HutchingsRattlebone & Ploughjack ... CD
Island/BGO (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the strangest records ever from Ashley Hutchings – a set that's even more ancient-sounding and enigmatic than his music with Fairport Convention and Albion Band! In a sense, the album follows the spirit of both groups, and their effort to plumb the past and fuse it with the present – yet here, Hutchings is almost trying to create a documentary of old recordings – even though the material is all newly-recorded, but handled with a more ancient aesthetic that hearkens back to the 78rpm generation! Players aren't listed, and there's no credits at all – but it's pretty clear that Hutchings has some of his key Fairport Convention partners on board to help with the sound – which is served up in a mix of acoustic instrumental and vocal modes, sometimes with spoken introductions through each side-long collage of tunes. CD

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Isley BrothersFloatin' On Your Love (album, "Float On" Bad Boy Remix, "Float N' Slow/My Gift To You" Bad Boy Remix) ... CD
Island/T Neck, 1996. Used ... $4.99
Featuring Ronald Isley and Angela Winbush. "Float On" Remix features 112 and Lil' Kim. "Float N' Slow" Remix features 112. CD
(Packaged in a slim paper sleeve.)

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✨✧ Elton JohnGoodbye Yellow Brick Road ... CD
Island/Rocket, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The crowning achievement of a young Elton John – and the record that took an already-great run of earlier records, and pushed it even further with a new depth of songwriting and imagination! The double-length set isn't exactly a concept album – at least not one with a unified narrative – but it works beautifully as a set of little pictures of the world seen through the eyes of Elton and Bernie Taupin – both at the height of their powers, and able to balance catchy commercial tunes with some grittier undercurrents. The set's filled with classics – and titles include "Candle In The Wind", "Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding", "Bennie & The Jets", "Social Disease", "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting", "Harmony", "Jamaica Jerk-Off", and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". CD

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Grace JonesPrivate Life – The Compass Point Sessions – 12 Track Sampler ... CD
Chronicles/Island, Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Baaba MaalNomad Soul ... CD
Island/Palm, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bob MarleyLegend (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island, 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the best-selling albums ever from Bob Marley – a classic collection of work from his all-too-short career – and one that's gone onto become as famous as Marley's individual records themselves! The collection really allows all the classics to resonate strongly, in a track order that opens them up even more – and the package also features a live track, and a production with Lee Perry too. Titles include "Get Up Stand Up", "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Easy Skanking", "No Woman No Cry (live)", "Punky Reggae Party", "Satisfy My Soul", and "Redemption Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Legend – The Best Of Bob Marley & The Wailers ... CD 3.99

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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 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

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Bob Marley & The WailersBabylon By Bus (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1978. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $43.99 48.99
A classic double live album from Bob Marley & The Wailers – presented and packaged at a level that's really a cut above the usual set of that nature from the time! The group's in excellent form in a concert setting – and there's more than enough magic here to warrant the extended length of the set – as Marley and the group really open up on some classics, as well as some other gems that maybe even sparkle more on this album. Titles include "Exodus", "Stir It Up", "Rat Race", "Concrete Jungle", "Lively Up Yourself", "Is This Love", "Punky Reggae Party", "Heathen", "Jamming", and "Kinky Reggae". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road! Includes the cool die-cut cover style too.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersBob Marley & The Wailers – Live (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
A great global showcase for the growing power of Bob Marley – an excellent live set recorded in London in 1975, and a date that shows Bob and The Wailers working with the crowd in this really universal spirit! The group's almost got a funkier current here than on some of their studio record – and their sharp edges are warmed up by female backing vocals which seem almost to act as a bridge between Marley's lead, and the very enthusiastic spirit of the crowd! The whole thing's great – and titles include totally burning versions of "Trenchtown Rock", "Burnin & Lootin", "Them Belly Full", "Lively Up Yourself", "No Woman, No Cry", "I Shot The Sheriff", and "Get Up Stand Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)

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Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1983. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's power, and Bob's vision for change in the world – sometimes issued at a more personal level, but always with a spirit that's strong enough to inspire the generations who've grabbed onto this album as a favorite. Titles include "Chant Down Babylon", "Buffalo Soldier", "Mix Up Mix Up", "Blackman Redemption", "Jump Nyabinghi", "Stiff Necked Fools", "I Know", and "Trench Town". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)
Also available Confrontation (with bonus track) ... CD 3.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersConfrontation (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1983. Used ... $3.99
A posthumous album from the great Bob Marley – but one that's every bit as important as all the classics that were released during his too-short lifetime! The record really continues that righteous power of the later Bob Marley years on Island – that global scope in both the music's power, and Bob's vision for change in the world – sometimes issued at a more personal level, but always with a spirit that's strong enough to inspire the generations who've grabbed onto this album as a favorite. Titles include "Chant Down Babylon", "Buffalo Soldier", "Mix Up Mix Up", "Blackman Redemption", "Jump Nyabinghi", "Stiff Necked Fools", "I Know", and "Trench Town". Also includes a bonus 12" mix of "Buffalo Soldier". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Confrontation (half speed master) ... LP 36.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersKaya ... CD
Island, 1977. Used ... $4.99
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there's also a more globally-expansive vision here too – partly the tight production on the music, partly the warm feelings that ebb and flow throughout the entire set – a vibe that's very different than American soul, and which has turned out to be surprisingly encompassing over the years. Titles include "Is This Love", "Running Away", "Kaya", "Satisfy My Soul", "Easy Skanking", "Sun Is Shining", "She's Gone", "Misty Morning", "Crisis", and "Time Will Tell". CD
(Out of print,)
Also available Kaya (half speed master) ... LP 36.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersKaya (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
Sweet grooves from the great Bob Marley – a set cut at a time when Marley was really riding his international fame – and able to create the kind of music that reached out way more than conventional reggae! The Kingston roots of the sound are still very firmly in place – but there's also a more globally-expansive vision here too – partly the tight production on the music, partly the warm feelings that ebb and flow throughout the entire set – a vibe that's very different than American soul, and which has turned out to be surprisingly encompassing over the years. Titles include "Is This Love", "Running Away", "Kaya", "Satisfy My Soul", "Easy Skanking", "Sun Is Shining", "She's Gone", "Misty Morning", "Crisis", and "Time Will Tell". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)
Also available Kaya ... CD 4.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersNatty Dread (with bonus track) ... CD
Island/Tuff Gong, 1974. Used ... $4.99
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". This reissue includes a 10th bonus track, "Am-A-Do". CD
(2001 Island Remasters pressing. Cutout hole through case and tray card.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersSurvival (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
One of the sharpest, most righteous albums from Bob Marley – in case you couldn't guess from the title, which is his response to a recent assassination attempt! The whole thing's got a very classic vibe – and the lyrics have even more of a political current than some of Marley's other music from the period – a renewed sense of purpose that rises with a global anthemic power that really echoes the different national spirits pictured on the cover! Titles include "Ambush The Night", "Ride Natty Ride", "One Drop", "So Much Trouble", "Zimbabwe", "Wake Up & Live", "Africa Unite", and "Top Rankin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)

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✨✧ Bob Marley & The WailersTalkin' Blues ... CD
Tuff Gong/Island, 1973/1975/1991. Used ... $1.99
One of many, many posthumous compilations, but one with some nice rare bits. Comprised mostly of live recordings fromteh Wailers prime early 70s years, plus a few nice studio outtakes, and interspersed with snippets from a radio interview with Marley. Inlcudes "Talkin' Blues", "Burnin' & Lootin'", "Kinky Reggae", "Get Up, Stand Up", "Rastaman Chant", "Bend Down Low" and "I Shot The Sheriff". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bob Marley & The WailersUprising ... CD
Island, 1980. Used ... $2.99
The last studio album issued by Bob Marley during his too-short lifetime – and the kind of record that continued to keep him at the top of the global scene – not just a reggae star, but a worldwide superstar who would have kept the fire burning for decades! The group is rock-solid – backing from the I Threes, lead guitar from Junior Murvin, and great rhythms from Aston and Carlton Barrett. There's no letting up for Marley here – either in his political stance or fiery songwriting and titles include classic takes of "Redemption Song", "Could You Be Loved", "Bad Card", "We & Dem", and "Coming In From the Cold". CD
Also available Uprising (half speed master) ... LP 36.99

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Bob Marley & The WailersUprising (half speed master) ... LP
Island, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
The last studio album issued by Bob Marley during his too-short lifetime – and the kind of record that continued to keep him at the top of the global scene – not just a reggae star, but a worldwide superstar who would have kept the fire burning for decades! The group is rock-solid – backing from the I Threes, lead guitar from Junior Murvin, and great rhythms from Aston and Carlton Barrett. There's no letting up for Marley here – either in his political stance or fiery songwriting and titles include classic takes of "Redemption Song", "Could You Be Loved", "Bad Card", "We & Dem", and "Coming In From the Cold". LP, Vinyl record album
(Half speed master – done at Abbey Road!)
Also available Uprising ... CD 2.99

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✨✧ MaterialHallucination Engine ... CD
Island, 1994. Used ... $5.99
Featuring Bill Laswell, Wayne Shorter, William S Burroughs, Bootsy Collins, Sly Dunbar, Zakir Hussain, Bernie Worrell, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Mica ParisSo Good ... LP
Island, 1989. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Classic late 80s British soul from Mica Paris – an early effort produced by the L'Equipe team of Peter Vale and Miles Waters – who also handle most of the instrumentation on the set as well! Mica duets with Will Downing on the track "Where Is The Love" – a pretty sweet number that should have gotten over bigger on our side of the pond – and Courtney Pine plays on the track "Like Dreamers Do". Includes the single "My One Temptation", plus "Don't Give Me Up", "So Good", and "Breathe Life Into Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the printed inner sleeve.)

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Robert ParkerGive Me The Country Side Of Life (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Island, 1975. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label on mono side has a small sticker.)

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Lee Perry & The UpsettersSuper Ape ... LP
Island/Get On Down, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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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Buster PoindexterBuster's Spanish Rocket Ship ... CD
Island, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Will PowersAdventures In Success (main, dub) ... 12-inch
Island, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $29.99
An 80s classic from Will Powers – a number that snaps along with a slightly stark little groove – almost post-punk electric in approach, but a bit more in a clubby style. The vocals are spoken – as if in an instruction record – and the track crawls along in a slow but catchy groove! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some light wear on one bottom corner.)

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ScaffoldFresh Liver ... LP
Island, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pink rim label pressing. Cover has light surface wear.)

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SlitsCut (with bonus track) ... LP
Island (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 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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SparksI Want To Hold Your Hand/England ... 7-inch
Island (UK), 1976. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Swamp DoggHave You Heard This Story ... CD
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston/In The Dark ... CD
Island, 1972. Used ... $8.99
While the original Island issue of the album Funky Kingston here in the states was actually a compilation of tracks from the original Jamaican and UK issues of the album by that title and the In The Dark LP cut the same year, this two-for-one CD reissue finally sets the record straight, packaging both fine, funky LPs on one CD! While the In The Dark set had a slightly more funky edge to it, we're making no bones here, as all the numbers here are sweet soulful reggae at its best, making it no wonder why Toots & The Maytals were to become one of reggae's biggest international stars. 21 tracks in all, including "Funky Kingston", "In The Dark", "Take Me Home Country Roads", "Time Tough", "54-46 Was My Number", "Pressure Drop", "Sit Right Down", "Having A Party", "Revolution", "Love's Gonna Walk Out On Me" and "Fever". CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Toots & The MaytalsReggae Got Soul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Island/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A classic moment from Frederick "Toots" Hibbert – a set that's maybe his equivalent to some of the key Island Records albums of the 70s from Bob Marley & The Wailers! Like those, the production here is top-shelf – handled partly by Joe Boyd, who brings a very respectful vibe to the set – and perhaps even goes for more of the soulful currents in Toots' vocals than before – at least in ways that might cross over more to American and British audiences than in the early days. Hibbert really seems to take to the spirit of the moment, and rises up with these beautifully expressive passages – of the sort that he may never have hit this well again! Titles include "Everybody Needs Lovin", "Living In The Ghetto", "So Bad", "Never You Change", "Rastaman", "Premature", and "Reggae Got Soul". LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete Townshend, Tom Robinson, John Williams, & Neil InnesSecret Policeman's Ball – The Music ... LP
Island, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The well-done music companion to the mostly-comedy concert from the UK – with two tracks each by Pete Townshend, Tom Robinson, and John Williams – plus one more by Neil Innes, and a duet between Townshend and Williams on "Won't Get Fooled Again". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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TrafficJohn Barleycorn Must Die ... CD
Island, 1970. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Glad", "Freedom Rider", "Empty Pages", "Stranger To Himself", and "Every Mother's Son". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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TrafficLow Spark Of High Heeled Boys ... CD
Island, 1971. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Rock & Roll Stew", "Rainmaker", "Many A Mile To Freedom", "Hidden Treasure", and "Light Up Or Leave Me Alone". CD

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TrafficTraffic (original master recording – gold CD pressing) ... CD
Island/Mobile Fidelity, 1968. Used ... $28.99
... CD
(Out of print, gold CD pressing from Mobile Fidelity.)

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TrafficWhen The Eagle Flies ... CD
Island, 1974. Used ... $5.99
Titles include the classic title cut "When The Eagle Flies" – plus "Dream Gerrard", "Graveyard People", "Love", "Walking In The Wind", and "Something New". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available When The Eagle Flies ... LP 8.99

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TrafficWhen The Eagle Flies ... LP
Asylum/Island, 1974. Very Good ... $8.99
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 the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch, light wear, and initials in marker.)
Also available When The Eagle Flies ... CD 5.99

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U2Achtung Baby ... CD
Island, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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U2Best Of 1980 to 1990 ... CD
Island, 1980s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Best Of 1980 to 1990/The B Sides ... CD 2.99

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U2Best Of 1980 to 1990/The B Sides ... CD
Island, 1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
... CD
Also available Best Of 1980 to 1990 ... CD 1.99

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✨✧ U2Best Of 1990 to 2000/The B Sides ... CD
Island, 1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ U2Joshua Tree ... LP
Island, 1987. Very Good Gatefold ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(RCA Music Club pressing. Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)

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U2Joshua Tree (Super Deluxe Edition 2CD & DVD) ... CD
Island, 1987. Used 2CD/DVD/Book ... $33.99
Nice set with remastered audio, two CDs, a DVD, a book & five prints. CD
(DVD is NTSC coded, Region 0.)

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U2Pride (In The Name Of Love)/Boomerang II ... 7-inch
Island, 1984. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some aging and a small center split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ U2War ... CD
Island, 1983. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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U2Zooropa ... CD
Island, 1993. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Tom WaitsFranks Wild Years ... CD
Island, 1987. Used ... $4.99
Tom Waits's follow-up to Rain Dogs – and a batch of songs that do double duty as a straight-up, stand alone record from his wild years at Island Records – and also as the musical accompaniment to a play he co-wrote with wife Kathleen Brennan! (As Chicagoans, we have a special fondness for that side of the project, since the play premiered here with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.) It's a prime batch of Waits songcraft from this most amazing creative peak period – with the trademark gritty, howled vocals, primal drums, pre-rock horns. Titles include "More Than Rain", "Way Down In The Hole", "Straight To The Top", "Telephone Call From Istanbul", "Train Song", "Cold Cold Ground", "I'll Be Gone", "Yesterday Is Here", "Blow Wind Blow", and "Hang On St Christopher". CD

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Paul Weller22 Dreams (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Island (Japan), 2008. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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Pete WingfieldScratchy 45's (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Island, 1976. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Label on one side has a small sticker.)

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Steve WinwoodBack In The High Life ... CD
Island, 1986. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Steve WinwoodChronicles ... CD
Island, 1987. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Jah Wobble/The Edge/Holger CzukaySnake Charmer EP ... LP
Island, 1983. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the best Jah Wobble projects we've ever heard – and a record with a sound that was funky enough to cross over to the clubs! The record follows in the spirit of some of Wobble's other post-PIL projects, but with a bit more focus – thanks possibly to Francois K, who produced the whole record, and definitely gives it a push in the Danceteria direction. The Edge plays guitar on 3 of the 5 tracks here – and other work is by Animal, Jaki Liebezeit, and Holger Czukay. Titles include "Sleazy", "It Was A Camel", "Snake Charmer", and "Hold On To Your Dreams" – which features lyrics by Arthur Russell. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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VariousRebirth Of Cool 6 ... CD
Island/4th & Broadway, 1996. Used ... $6.99
A great volume in this series – one that wasn't issued in the US, and filled with 15 jazzy groovers from the mid 90s, most of which hold up pretty darn well today! Titles include "Underwater Love" by Smoke City, "Claire" by iO, "To Forgive But Not Forget" by Outside, "You Are Heaven Sent" by Nicolette, "Horizons" by LTJ Bukem, "Migration" by Nitin Sawhney, "Ponteio" by Da Lata, "Jazz Garage" by Akasha, "Feel The Sunshine" by Alex Reece, "Rudiments" by Dave Angel, "Bittersweet" by Lewis Taylor, and "Surfin" by Ernest Ranglin. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CC AdcockCC Adcock ... CD
Island, 1994. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Monty AlexanderYard Movement ... CD
Island, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features Monty Alexander on piano and melodica, Ernest Ranglin on lead guitar, Robert Angus on guitar, Dwight Dawes on keyboards, Carlton Messam on bass, Rolando Wilson on drums, and Robert Thomas Jr on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BugglesAge Of Plastic ... LP
Island, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark record – even if nobody thought so at the time! The Buggles were the first group of Trevor Horn – soon to be more famous through his work with Yes, Art Of Noise, and the ZTT label – and the group's lasting legacy will forever be the tinny pop number "Video Killed The Radio Star", contained on this album, and the first video ever played on MTV. The rest of the album's pretty darn great – in a similar mode to the more famous tune, with quirky little pop styles colliding with each other, all handled by Horn and Geoff Downes, in a flutter of keyboards, spare backings, and slight guitars – kind of a last gasp of the British mainstream pop sound of the 70s, trying to exist in a post-punk world. Titles include "Kid Dynamo", "Living In the Plastic Age", "I Love You Miss Robot", "Astroboy", and "Johnny On The Monorail". . LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Julian CopePeggy Suicide ... CD
Island, 1991. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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