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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

5 CD series

The first one I picked up at the shop.
In the past few years a new kind of boxed set has been appearing in shops that contain 5 (sometimes just 3) CDs of the same artist (or theme in some cases) in a slipcase with "mini-LPs" but without liner notes or many details.  The price is decent for 5 CDs together.  Sometimes there are titles that have been rare for a long time, which was the case when I bought The Cars set which included Panorama (I'll have to find it by itself now).  All three majors have these.  Warners recent purchase of Parlophone from EMI is bringing out new Original Album Series sets from Kajagoogoo/Limahl (just got this one), Cockney Rebel (a bit of a challenge but I have that too now), and UFO to name a few.  They already released those with Yes (which I bought), Alanis Morissette (I bought all 5 in hers one at a time, 3 from her old stomping ground) and Fleetwood Mac (which I'm holding out for) even though they'll all have titles I bought separately with bonus tracks (those without can be sold which I did with one old Yes CD).  Universal also have had these but with whole cases for Elton John and Rush but a sleeves only one with Bob Marley is available and I got it last week.  Sonys Original Album Classics (US and EU) have included Sarah MacLachlan (outside Canada), Elvis Presley, REO Speedwagon, Santana and Bob Dylan (he has a couple out now).  Don't think the indies would do this.  EMI UK before they were sold would reissue two at a time in a regular slimline double jewel box with Blondie, Gerry Rafferty and Talk Talk (I have this) to name a few but also without much information.  I wish there was a Kate Bush set but don't count on it so I bought them separately instead even though she had a more elaborate one of her own in 1990 which is scarce now.
This could be a way to get people to buy CDs again with all the downloading but there's always gonna be something new for collectors to spend their money on.  Warners also have trilogies.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Boris redux


He sent me a pirate copy so I must return the favour with an official one.
Forget the old ones and we'll go from here:



A.................................................................................................................

Andromeda: Andromeda (1969)
Kevin Ayers (ex-Soft Machine): Shooting On The Moon
Aorta: Aorta (1969)
Arabesque: Friday Night (or Arabesque I)
Agitation Free: 2nd
                       At The Cliffs Of River Thine
                      Malesh
Amenophis: Amenophis
Anyones Daughter: Adonis
                              Anyones Daughter (1980)
                              In Blau
                              Piktors Verwandlungen
Ayreon: Actual Fantasy Revisited
Alcatrazz: No Parole From Rock 'n' Roll
                Dangerous Games
Amorphis: Elegy
                Tales From The Thousand Lakes
                Am Universum
Arcturus: Aspera Heims Symphonia
Alpha Blondy and the Solar System: Revolution
Altered Images: Pinky Blue
                         Bite
                         Happy Birthday
Aswad: Rebel Soul
            New Chapter
            Not Satisfied
Marc Almond (Soft Cell): Fantastic Star
Alphaville: Prostitute
                 Catching Rays On Giant
Anaphema: Judgement
                  A Fine Day To Exit
                  Resonance Pentecost III
                  A Natural Disaster
                  The Silent Enigma
                  Eternity
À La Carte: Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Daniel Ash: Foolish Thing Desire
                  Daniel Ash
Any Trouble: Where Are All The Nice Girls?
                    Wheels In Motion
                    Wrong End Of The Race
Au Pairs: Playing With A Different Sex

B..................................................................................................................

Graham Bonnet (Rainbow): Line Up
                          Underground
                          The Day I Went Mad
David Byron (Uriah Heep): Take No Prisoners
                     Baby Faced Killer
                     On The Rocks
Belle Epoque: Bammalama
                      Mrs Broadway
Black Uhuru: Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
Boomtown Rats: (5) V Deep
                          In The Long Grass (w/Dave)
Big Audio Dynamite: Kool Aid
Balaam And The Angel: The Greatest Story Ever Told
                                      Days Of Madness
                                      A Little Bit Of Love
                                      Live Free Or Die
Philip Boa: Aristocracy
                 Hair
                 Hispañola
                 Helios
                 Jesus Killing
                 Voodoo Cult
Birth Control: Backdoor Possibilities
Brainbox: Brainbox (1970)
Bley Carla: Elevator Over The Hill
Gary Brooker (Procol Harum): Lead Me To The Water
                      Echoes In The Night
Barclay James Harvest: Ring Of Changes
                                     Victims Of Circumstance
Bee Gees: Mr Natural (by itself only; no boxed set)
Il Balletto Di Bronzo:Sirio 2222
                                 Ys
Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso:same(1972)
                                            Darwin
                                            Io Sono Nato Libero
Biglietto Per L'Inferno: same (1974)
B-Movie: Forever Running
Blancmange: Happy Families
                     Believe You Me
Blue Aeroplanes: Bop Art
                           Tolerance
                           Swagger
                           Beatsongs
                           Life Model
The Box: The Box (1984)
              All The Time
             Closer Together
             Black Dog There
Breeders: Pod
               Last Splash
               Title TK
               Mountain Battles
Burning Spear: Dry And Heavy
                        Hail H.I.M.
                        Mek We Dweet
                        Resistance
Banton Pato: Visions Of The World
Bel Canto: White Out Conditions
                 Images
                 Birds Of Passage
                 Dorothys Victory
The Bears: The Bears
Brand X:              Do They Hurt?
              Is There Anything About
              X Communications
              Unorthodox Behaviour
Burning Red Ivanhoe: WWW
Berluc: Hunderttausend
Blind Passengers:Glamour Of Darkness
                             Destroyka
                             Bastard
                             Neosapiens
Beseech: From A Bleeding Heart
              Black Emotions
              Souls Highway
              Sunless Days
Black Tape For A Blue Girl:Halo Star
                                           10 Neurotics

C...................................................................................................................

Can: Soundtracks
       Monster Movie
       Soon Over Bamaluma
       Tago Mago
       Future Days
       Flow Motion
Curved Air: Air Cut
Colosseum: Those Who Are About....
                  Daughter Of Time
Colosseum II: Strange New Flesh
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band: Lick My Decals Off, Baby/70
                             Strictly Personal
Country Joe And The Fish: Electric Music For The Mind And Body
                                          Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die
Cross David: Tasting To Destruction
                   Closer Than Skin
                   Exiles
                   The Big Picture
Tony Carey (Rainbow/Planet P Project): Blue Highway
                   The New Machine
                   The Long Road
                   Coldwar Kids
                   I Won't Be Home Tonight
                   Bedtime Story
                   Island & Desert
                   Rewind
City: Feuer Und Ice
Cockney Rebel: The Psychomodo**
                        The Human Menagerie**
Califfi: Fiore Di Metallo
Capitolo Sei: Frutti Per Kagua
Cherry Five: same (1974)
Corte Dei Miracoli: same (1976)
Cornucopia: Full Horn
Holger Czukay (Can): Movies
Candlemass: Nightfall
Chic: Chic (1977)
        Risqué
Celtic Frost: To Mega Therion
The Call: To Heaven And Back
               Modern Romance
Classix Nouveaux: La Verité
                             Secret
Crispy Ambulance: The Plateau Phase
                              Crispy Ambulance (1980)
Chameleons UK: Strange Times
                          What Does Anything Mean?
                          Script Of The Bridge
Crime & The City Solutions:Shine
                           The Bride Ship
                           American Twilight
                           Room Of Lights
Cerrone: Love In C Minor
             Supernature
              VI
Cowboys International:The Original Sin
The Church: Of Skin And Heart
              Seance
            Forget Yourself
            Hologram Of Baal
            Uninvited Like The Clouds
            Untitled # 23
Comsat Angels:Waiting For A Miracle
                         7 Day Weekend
                         Land
                         Fire On The Moon
                         My Mind's Eye
                         The Glamour
Colourbox: Colourbox (1985)
Comateens: Comateens (1981)
                   Pictures On A String
Cirith Ungol: King Of The Dead
                    Paradise Lost
Crematory:Awake
                 Revolution
Cassandra Complex: Theomania
                                 Hello America
                                 Sex & Death
Catastrophe Ballet:Transition
                              New Values
                              Menschenfeind
Chandeen:Shaded By The Leaves
                 Spacerider
                 Bikes And Pyramids
Clan Of Xymox:Clan Of Xymox
                         Medusa
                         Creatures
                         Breaking Point
                         Notes From The Underground
Curve:Open Day At The Hate Fest
City Boy:City Boy
              Dinner At The Ritz
              Book Early
              Young Men Gone West
Cardiacs:The Seaside
               Big Ship
Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers): Beyond Elysian Fields
                        Guilty/Black Hair, Black Eyes, Black Suit
                         Hi Fi
                        Totem And Taboo

D.................................................................................................................

UDO (Udo Dirkschneider of Accept): Animal House
Die Krupps: I
                  Paradise Now
                  III-Odyssey Of The Mind
Dschinghis Khan: Dschinghis Khan (1979)
Dalton: Riflessioni-Idea D'Infinito
Dreamside: Apaika
                  Pale Blue Lights
                  Mirror Moon
                  The Lunar Nature
                  Spin Moon Magic
Damned: Machine Gun Etiquette
              Black Album
Dream Of Sanity: Masquerade
                           Komodia
                           The Game
Dal Bello: Whomanfoursays
               She
               Whore
Divinyls: Desperate
             What A Life
Doctors Of Madness:Sons Of The Survival
Dali's Car:The Waking Hour
Dax Danielle:Inky Bloaters
                     Blast The Human Flower
DB's:Stands For Decibels
Deaf School:2nd Honeymoon
                    Don't Stop The World
                    English Boys Working Class
Devoto Howard:Jerky Versions Of The Dream
Dresden Dolls:Dresden Dolls
                       No Virginia
                       Yes Virginia
Dalton: Riflessioni-Idea d'Infinito
Dik Dik: Suite Per Una Donna Assolutamente Relativa
            Volando
Dandi Wind:Concrete Igloo
                    Yolk Of The Golden Egg
Deep Red:The Awakening
                 Darkwaters
Despairation:Music For The Night
                     Songs Of Love And Redemption
Dreadful Shadows: Estrangement
                              The Cycle
Dandelion Wine: An Inexact Science
                          Selected Anachronisms
D'eon: Palinopsia
Diorama: Pale
               Her Liquid Arms
               Amaroid

E.......................................................................................................................

Edgar Allan Poe: Generazioni
Equipe '84:ID (1977)
                 Casa Mia
                 Dr.Jekill E Mr.Hyde
Exploit:Crisi
Eloy: Ra
        Childhood Memories
        Eloy (first album)
        The Tide Returns Forever
Electra: 3
            Ein Tag We Eine Brucke
            Die Sixtinische Madonna
Earth Opera: Earth Opera (1967)
Electric Family:Tender
                         Family Show
                         Pueblo Woman
                         Ice Cream Phoenix
                         Royal Hunt
Roky Erickson (12th Floor Elevators): The Evil One (or "I Think Of Demons")
                       Don't Slander Me
                       Gremlins Have Pictures
                       Halloween
                       Casting The Runes
East Of Eden:Mercator Projected
Egg: Egg
       The Polite Force
Ejwuusl Wessahqqan (1975)
Epidaurus: Earthly Paradise
Eulenspygel: Eulenspygel 2
                     Ausschuss
Electric Eels:Having A Philosophical Investigation With E.Eels
                     Electric Eels (1984)
                     Electric Eels II (1986)
Eyeless In Gaza:Drumming The Beating Heart
                          Rust Red September
                          Back From The Rains
                          Orange Ice & Wax Crayons
                          Fabulous Library
                          Bitter Apples
                          Song Of Beautiful Wanton
                          Summer Salt & Subway Sun
Ekseption: Ekseption (1968)
                Beggar Julia's Time Trip
                Ekseption 3
Earth & Fire:Earth & Fire
                   Song Of The Marching Children
                   Atlantis
                   Gate To Infinity
                   To The World Of The Future
                   Reality Fills Fantasy
                   Andromeda Girl
The Enid:In The Region Of The Summer Stars
               Salome
               Tripping The Light Fantastic
               White Goddes
               Journey's End
                Invicta
Elements:Elementary
Escape With Romeo:Autumn On Venus
                                Next Stop Eternally
                                Blast Of Silence
                                Come Here White Light
                                 Love Alchemy
                                Emotional Iceage
                                Samsara
The Escape:Manderley
                   House Of Mind
Elf Power: Sunlight On The Moon


F..............................................................................................................

Fad Gadget: Under The Flag
45 Grave: Sleep In Safety
               Autopsy
Freur: Doot Doot
         Get Us Out Of Here
Flying Lizards: Flying Lizards
                       Fourth Wall
Fischer Z: World Salad
               Ethet
               Fish's Head
               Destination Paradise
               Kamikaze Shirt
Fields Of Nephilim: Fallen
                              Mourning Sun
                              Nephilim
A Flock Of Seagulls: Listen (w/Wishing [If I Had a Photograph of You])
Fancy: Flames Of Love
          Contact
          Bolero
Frumpy: 2
Faust: Faust (1971)
          So Far
          Faust Tapes
Faithful Breath: Fading Beauty
                        Back On My Hill
Floh De Cologne: Geyer Symphonie
Fripp & Sylvian: (King Crimson/Japan spinoff): Damage
Fripp & Andy Summer (The Police): I Advance Masked
Fruup: Future Legends
          Seven Secrets
          Prince Of Heavens Eye
          Modern Masquerades
Focus: In And Out Focus
          Moving Waves (with Hocus Pocus)
          Mother Focus (with Hamburger Concerto)
          Focus III (with Sylvia)
          Ship Of Memories
Fun Boy Three:Waiting
Funkadelic (George Clinton et al):
                   America Eats Its Young
                   Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On
                   Uncle Jam Wants You
Free: Tons Of Sobs
         Highway
The Fair Sex: Spell Of Joy
                      Labyrinth
Fingerprintz: Beat Noir

G..................................................................................................................



Greenslade: Spyglass Guest
Dave Greenslade (solo): Cactus Choir
                             Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony
Godley/Creme: Freeze Frame (10cc spinoff)
                        Birds Of Pray
                        Ismism
                        Goodbye Blue Sky
Gong: Continental Circus
          Camembert Electrique
          Shamal
          Gazeuse (Espresso)
           Time Is The Key
           Leave It Open
Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into
                  Gilgamesh
Gaa: Auf Der Bahn Zum Uranus
        Alraunes Alptraum
Grobschnitt: Grobschnitt
                    Ballerman
                    Jumbo
                    Rockpommels Land
                    Merry-G-Round
(Deep Purples Ian) Gillan: Mr Universe
           Glory Road
           Future Shock
           Double Trouble
           Clear Air Turbulence
Geordie: Hope You Like It** (pictured)
Grand Funk:All The Girls In The World Beware!
Gamma Ray:Power Plant
                     No World Order
Grapow Roland:Kaleidoscope
Goblin: Roller
            Suspiria
             Profondo Rosso
(Michael Astons) Gene Loves Jezebel: Love Lies Bleeding
Green On Red: Green On Red
Ghost Dance: Stop The World
                       Gathering Dust
Glove:Blue Sunshine
Giles Giles & Fripp: The Brondesbury Tapes (pre-Crimson)
Guthrie Robin:Roulette
                       Mountains Of Tumult
                       Casino
                       Russian Doll
Grimes:Darkbloom
Gates Of Dawn:Lucid Dreaming
Ghost Of Lemura:Happy End Of The World

H..........................................................................................................................

...

Horizont: Summer Flowers(Russian band)
Hatfield & The North:The Rotters Club
Hancock Herbie: Sunlight
                          Mr Hands
                          Secrets
Hall & Oates: Beauty On A Back Street
Roy Harper: Stormcock
                   Valentine
                   Unknown Soldier
                   Death Or Glory
                   Work Of Heart
                   Whatever Happened To Jugula?
                   Loony On The Bus
                   HQ
                   Bullinamingvase
Happy The Man:Crafty Hands
Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep): Proud Words On The Dusty Shelf
                     Free Spirit
                     Running Blind
                     The Last Dance
                     Blood On The Highway
                    The Gods (1976)
                    Genesis
                    From Time To Time
                    A Glimpse Of Glory
                    Cold Autumn Sunday
Helloween: Pink Bubbles Go Ape
                  Time Of The Oath
                  Better Than Row
                  7 Sinners
                 Gambling With The Devil
                 Keeper Of The 7 Keys-III (The Legacy)
Heaven's Gate:In Control
                        Living In Hysteria
                        Planet E
Hex: Hex (1989)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians: Queen Elvis
Haig Paul: Rhythm Of Life
                The Warp Of Pure Fun
Harvey Alex (Sensational Band): Penthouse Tapes
Hernandez Priscilla:Ancient Shadows
                               The Underliving
Peter Hammill (van der Graaf Generator):
                       Over
                       Skin
                       Chameleon In The Shadow Of The Night
                       The Silent Corner & The Empty Stage
                       Nadirs Big Chance
                       The Future Now

I..........................................................................................................................

...
Iron Saviour: Iron Saviour
                   Dark Assault
                   Unification
                   Bittering Ram
                   Megatropolis
In The Woods: Omnio
                       Strange In Stereo
Impellitteri: Stand In Line
Irmin's Way: Opus, Destroy (1976)
Iskander: Boheme 2000
               Mental Touch
Idle Race: Birthday Party (w/Jeff Lynne)
                Idle Race (1969)
Gregory Isaacs (RIP): Red Rose For Gregory
In The Nursery:Duality
Invisible Limits:Demand For Supply
                         A Conscious State
                         Familiar
                         The Final Album

J..............................................................................................................

Jade Warrior:Jade Warrior
                      Waves
                      Kites
                      Released
                      Floating World
                      Way Of The Sun
                      Now
                      Fifth Element
Jane: Together
         Here We Are
         III
         Lady
         Between Heaven And Hell
         Age Of Madness
         Sign #9
Jesus And The Gurus: King Ov Salo

K.....................................................................................................................

Kin Ping Meh: Kin Ping Meh
Kraan: Kraan (1972)
           Wintrup
Kooper Al:A Possible Projection Of The Future/Childhood's End-72
                 I Stand Alone
                 Naked Songs
Klaatu:  (Cancon)
           Hope
           3;47 Est
           Magentalane
Khan:Sea Shanty
King Diamond:Them
                       The Eye
                       Graveyard
                       Conspiracy
                       House Of God
                       The Puppet Master
                       Abigail II (Revenge)
                       The Spiders Lullaby
Killing Joke: Outside The Gate
                    Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
                    Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
                    The Killing Joke (2003)
Katrina & The Waves: Walking On Sunshine [with original version] (1983)
                                   2 (1984)
Kitchens Of Distinction: Cowboys And Aliens
Karunesh: Sounds Of The Heart

L.....................................................................................................................

Lake Of Tears: Greater Art
                       Forever Autumn
                       The Neonai
                       Black Brick Road
                       Moons And Mushrooms
                       Crimson Cosmos
Livin' Blues:Blue Breeze
Jon Lord (Deep Purple): Sarabanda
Locomotiv GT:Motor City Rock
Lacrimosa:Angst
                 Fassade
                 Inferno
                 Ecoes
                 Sehnsucht
                 Lichtgestalt
                 Elodia
                 Revolution
Le Orme:Ad Gloriam
              Collage
              Uomo Di Pezza
              Felona E Sorona
              Contrapunti
              Verita Nascoste
              Storia O Leggenda
              La Via Della Seta
Lightshine: Feeling
Love Like Blood: An Ivory Of Fate
                          Condemned
Love Sculpture: Forms And Feelings
Lords Of The New Church: Lords Of The New Church (1st album)
                                         Hang On
                                         The Method To Our Madness
                                          Is Nothing Sacred
Love Of Life Orchestra: Love Of Life Orchestra(first album)
                                    Geneva
Lene Lovich: March
                    Flex
                   No Man's Land
                   Shadows And Dust
Lowlife: Gush
             From A Scream To A Whisper
Lifesigns: Lifesigns
Lloyd Ian & Stories:Travelling Underground

M............................................................................................................


Nick Mason (Pink Floyd): Fictitious Sports
The Move: The Move
         Shazam
         Looking On
Mungo Jerry: Impala Saga
Dave Mason (ex-Traffic): Headkeeper
Mad Max: Rollin' Thunder
Manowar: Gods Of War
                The Lord Of Steel
Magnum: Chase The Dragon
               Sleepwalking
               On a Storytellers Night
               Rock Art
               Goodnight L.A.
               Brand New Morning
               Into The Valley Of Moon King
               Visitation
               Princess Alice & Broken Arrow
               Rock Art
               Hard Rain
               Kingdom Of Madness
               Magnum II
Metal Church: Blessing in Disguise
Gary Moore: G-Force (1982)
                    Dirty Fingers
                    Back On The Streets
                   Dark Days In Paradise
Manfred Manns Earth Band: same (1st album)
                                      Messing
                                      Watch
                                      Soft Vengeance
                                      Masque
Metamorfosi:Inferno
                    E Fu Il Sesto Giorno
Matching Mole:Matching Mole
Message:The Dawn Anew Is Comin'
              Synapse
Metropolis:Metropolis(1973)
Murphy Blend:First Loss
My Solid Ground: My Solid Ground (1971)
Magazine: Secondhand Daylight
                The Correct Use Of Soup
Mission: God's Own Medicine
             Blue
             Tower Of Strength
             Grains Of Sand
             Aura
Maruani Didier:Space Opera
March Violets:Electric Shades
Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music): Listen Now
Mamas Boys: Power And Passion
Members: At The Chelsea Nightclub
               The Choice Is Yours
Motors: Approved By The Motors
Martha & The Muffins: Metro Music/Far Away in Time (Cancon)
Peter Murphy (Bauhaus): Should The World Fail To Fall Apart
Mekons: Fear And Whiskey
Missing Persons: Spring Session M (with Words and Destination Unknown)
                          Rhyme & Reason
                          Colour In Your Life
Modern English: Stop Start*
                        Mesh & Lace*
Mediavolo: Modern Cause
Motello Elton:Victim Of Time
                      Pop Art

N..................................................................................................................


New Trolls:Concerto Grosso #1
                  Concerto Grosso #2
Nova:Vimana
         Sun City
Nuova Idea:Clowns
Nice:The Nice
        Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Nelson Bill: Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam
                  The Love That Whirls
                  Sound On Sound
                  Deep Dream Decoder
                  Satellite Songs
                  The Alchemical Adventures Of Sailor Bill
                  Gleaming Without Lights
                  Secret Club For Members Only
                  Clocks & Dials
                   Illuminated At Dusk
                   Fancy Planets
                  Golden Melodies Of Tomorrow
                   Dream Transmission Pavilion
Nektar: A Tab In The Ocean
Novalis: Banished Bridge
             Novalis (1975)
             Brandung
             Vielleicht Bist Du Ein Clown
             Augenblicke
Gary Numan (Tubeway Army): Berserker
                     Fury
New Model Army:Thunder And Consolation
                            High
                            The Ghost Of Cain
                            No Rest For The Wicked
                            Small Town England
                            Strange Brotherhood
                            Today Is A Good Day
                            Carnival
                            Eight
Nuova Idea: Clowns
Nash The Slash: Children Of The Night
                          And You Thought You Were Normal

O..................................................................................................................

Mike Oldfield: Voyager
Opus Avantra: same (1974)
Osanna: Milano Calibro 9
Orange Peels:Circling The Sun
                       Square
                       2020
                       So Far
                       Something Strange Happens
                       Sun Moon
O'Connor Hazel: Breaking Glass
                         Sons And Lovers
                         Smile
Our Daughters Wedding: Digital Cowboy
                                        Moving Windows
OMD: OMD (1980)
         Organisation
Ric Ocasek (The Cars): Beatitude
Octopus:The Boat Of Thoughts
The Only Ones: The Only Ones
                        Even Serpents Shine
                        Baby's Got A Gun

P............................................................................................................


Père Ubu: Cloudland (redo)
Payolas: In A Place Like This
              No Stranger No Danger
Pogues: Peace And Love
Planetarium: Infinity
Planet P Project (Rainbows Tony Carey): Go Out Dancing, Part 2: Levittown
              Go Out Dancing, Part 3: Out In The Rain
Prinzip: Feuer Rock
Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis): The Geese And The Ghost*
                           Wise After the Event*
                           Sides*
Passport: Oceanline
Iggy Pop and James Williamson (Stooges): Kill City
Punishment Of Luxury: Laughing Academy
Pell Mell: Rhapsody
               From The New World
Passions: Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
Primal Fear: Primal Fear
Pooh: Parsifal
         Rotolando Respirando
Pancake: Out Of The Ashes
               No Illusions
Popol Vuh: Letzte Tage Letzte Nachte (Last Days Last Nights)
                  Hosianna Mantra
                  Das Hohelied Salomos (The Song of Solomon)
                  Seligpreisung (Beatitude)
                   Einsjäger und Siebenjäger (One Hunter and Seven Hunters)
PFM: Storia Di Un Minuto
        Per Un Amico
        Dracula Opera Rock
        Photos Of Ghosts
Pink Turns Blue: If Two Worlds Kiss
                          Eremite
                          Aerdt
                          Perfect Sex
                          Phoenix
                          Ghost
Project Pitchfork: Daimonion
                           Kaskade
                           Dhyani
Prids: Until The World Is Beautiful
         Love Zero
         Chronosynclastic
Plumerai: Plumerai
               Without Number
                Your Guilty Prize
               Mondegreen
Pink Military: Do Animals Believe In God?

Q................................................................................................................


Quatro Suzi: Suzi Quatro
                    Rock Hard
Quella Vecchia Locanda: same (1972)


R.................................................................................................................

Return to Forever: Return to Forever
                              Light as a Feather
                              Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
                              The Romantic Warrior
Maggie Reilly: Midnight Sun
Rich Kids: Ghosts Of Princes Of Towers
Rockets: Plasteroid
             Galaxy
             Atomic
Red Krayola: Parable Of Arable Land
                    Soldier Talk
                    Kangaroo?
Red Temple Spirits: If Tomorrow I Were Leaving For Lhasa
Rain Parade: Emf A Thousand Flames
                 Power Of The Dragonflame
                 Dawn Of Victory
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip
Rhapsody: Rain O
                 Symphony of Enchanted Lands
                 Legendary Tales
Revillos: Rev Up
              Attack
Rain Tree Crow (Japan -1): Rain Tree Crow (1990)
Romeo Void:Instincts
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry: Blow
Rational Youth: Heredity
Reform:Der Lowenzahn
Rezillos: Can't Stand the Rezillos
Ramses: La Leyla
             Eternity Rise
Rousseau: Flower in Asphalt
                Retreat
Rufus Zuphall: Phallobst
Ricci E Poveri: E Penso A Te
                       Mamma Maria
                       Dimmi Quando
Rasputina: How We Quit The Forrest
                 Frustration Plantation
                 Oh Perilous World
                 Sister Kinderhook

S................................................................................................................


Samael: Eternal
              Reign of Light
Scorpions: In Trance
Sweet: Off the Record
           Waters Edge
Stratovarius: Elements, Part 2
Seventh Avenue: Southgate
                           Eternals
                           Between the Worlds
                           Terium
Savatage: Dead Winter Dead
                Hall Of The Mountain King
                Edge Of Thorns
Sieges Even:Life Circle
Suburbs:Love Is The Law
Sinceros: Sound Of Sunbathing
               Pet Rock
Simple Minds: Our Secrets Are The Same
                       Black And White 050505
                       Graffiti Soul
Selecter: Too Much Pressure
              Celebrate The Bullet
Stranglers:Written In Red
                 Coup de Grace
                 About Time
Sly & The Family Stone: High On You
Siouxie & The Banshees: Kaleidoscope
                                        Juju
                                        Tinderbox
Soft Boys: A Can Of Bees
Sopwith Camel (1967)
Space: Just Blue
           Deliverance
           Magic Fly
Secret Service: Oh Susie
                        Ye Si Ca
                       Jupiter Sign
                       When The Night Closes In
David Sylvian (ex-Japan): Nine Horses
Sex Gang Children: Song And Legend
                                Blind
                                Medea
Sex Gang Andi: Arco Valley
Slits:Cut
        Return Of The Giant Slits
Shadow Gallery: Shadow Gallery
                           Digital Ghosts
                           Tyranny
                           Carved In Stone
Solar Project: In Time
                      Chromagnitude
                      Five
                      Force Major
                      The Final Solution
Stern Combo Meissen: Weisses Gold
                                    Der Weite Weg
                                    Reize Zum Mittlepunkt Des Menschen
Soft Machine: 6th
Spirit: Feedback
         Son Of Spirit
         Spirit Of  '76
Sparks: Sparks (Halfnelson)
            Tweeter In Woofers Clothing
            Balls
            Lil' Beethoven
             Interior Design
             Pulling Rabbits Out Of Hat
             Hello Young Lovers
             Introducing The Sparks
            Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins
            The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman
Smokie: The Other Side Of The Road
Leo Sayer: Silverbird
Semiramis: Dedicato a Frazz
Strawbs: Strawbs (1969)
              Dragon Fly
              Grave New World
Shadow Circus: On A Dark And Stormy Night
                         Whispers And Screams
Steel Pulse:Caught You (or Reggae Fever)
                   True Democracy
                   Earth Crisis
Strange Cruise:Strange Cruise
Sad Lovers And Giants:Epic Garden Music
                                     Feeling The Flame
                                     The Mirror Test
                                     Headland
                                     Treehouse Poetrys
                                     Melting In The Fullness Of Time
                                     Les Annes Vertes
Siberry Jane: No Borders Here
                     The Speckless Sky
                     The Walking
                     When I Was A Boy
Shriekback: Care
                   Jam Science
Squeeze: UK Squeeze
Slik: Slik
Skids:Days In Europa
          The Absolute Game
          Scared To Dance
Spear Of Destiny:Grapes Of Wrath
                           One Eyed Jacks
                           World Service
                           Outland
                           The Price You Pay
                           Sod's Law
                           Religion
                           Volunteers
                          Morning Star
                          Loadestone
                          Imperial Prototype
                          Omega Point
Slade: We'll Bring The House Down
          Crackers
Sahara:Sunrise
             For All The Clowns
Satin Whale:Desert Places
                     Lost Mankind
Second Movement: Blindman's Mirror
Siddhartha: Weltschmerz
Slapp Happy: Acnalbasac Noom
Spektakel: Spektakel (1974)
Syph: Syph
         Harbeitslose
Skyclad: The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth
              A Burnt Offering For The Bone Idol
              Irrational Anthems
              The Answer Machine
              Folkemon
              A Semblance Of Normality
              In The All Together
Supermax:Fly With Me
                 Types Of Skin
                 Meets The Almighty
Specimen:Azoic
Scarlet Leaves:Outlining States Of Mind
Saviour Machine:I
Scream Silence:The 2nd
                          Seven Tears
Still Patient:Cataclysm
Songs Of Lemuria:Deep
Submarine Fleet:A Very Strange Sight In The Distance
                            Islands
The Sound: Jeopardy
                   From The Lion's Mouth
                  All Fall Down
                  Heads And Hearts
                  Thunder Up
Scarlet Slipping:Hound
Saunders Lee:A Promise Of Peace
Saga: Saga (1978) (Cancon)
Seven Secrets:Future Legends
Silicon Teens:Music For Parties


T...............................................................................................................

Tyrannosaurus Rex: (pre-T. Rex) Prophets Seers And Sages
10cc: Look Hear?
         Ten Out Of 10
         Windows In The Jungle
3 O'Clock: 16 Tambourines
                Ever After
                Vermillion
TV Smith: Immortal Rich
                Generation Y
                 Rip...Everything Must Go
                 Misinformation Overload
                 In The Arms Of The Enemy
                 Coming In To Land
Teardrop Explodes: Everybody Wants To Shag
Telex:Sex
Tindersticks: Tindersticks (1995)
                    Curtains
                     Simple Pleasures
                    Can Our Love...
                    Waiting For The Moon
                    The Hungry Saw
They Might Be Giants: The Else
Toyah (Willcox): The Changeling
           Minx
           In The Court Of The Crimson Queen
           Dreamchild
           Ophelias Shadow
           Desire
           Mayhem
Times: Pop Goes Art
          This Is London
          Beat Torture
Therion: The Miscolc Experience
Trio: Trio And Error
       Trio (1981)          
Tourists: Tourists (1979) (pre-Eurythmics)*
             Reality Effect*
             Luminous Basement*
Trace: Trace (1974)
          Birds
          White Ladies
Tomorrows Gift: Goodbye Future
                          Tomorrows Gift (1970)
Twins: Until The End Of Time
Tearwave: Different Shade Of Beauty
                  Tearwave
This Ascension:Walk Softly A Dream Lies Here
                        Sever
Trance To The Sun:Delirious
                               Urchin Tear Soda
                               Atrocious Virgin
                               The Blue Obscurities
Twelfth Of Never:Blowing Bubbles Through Broken Windows
                            Things That Were
Tripping Daisy:Jesus Hits Like The Atom Bomb


U..................................................................................................................


UFO: Mechanix+
UK: UK (1978)**
UB40: UB44
         Cover Up
         Homegrown
         Twenty Four Seven
Unisonic: Unisonic
Unheilig: Phosphor
              Frohes Fest
              Zelluloid
              Puppenspiel

V..................................................................................................................


Village People: Cruisin' (w/YMCA)
Vibrators: Fifth Amendment
Vander Christian: Tristan et Iseult
Vinegar: Vinegar (1971)
Virus: Revelation
Viva: Dealers Of The Night
Virgin Steele: Invictus
                      The House Of Atreus (Act I & II)
                      Visions Of Eden
                      Black Light Bacchanalia
Visage:Beat Boy
Veils:Runaway Found
         Nux Vomica
         Sun Gangs
Voltaire:Almost Human

W...................................................................................................................


Wintersun:Wintersun
Waysted:Vices
              The Good The Bad The Waysted
White Lenny:Adventures Of Astral Pirates
Roy Wood (ex-Move/ELO/Wizzard): Mustard
                 On The Road Again
Robert Wyatt (ex-Soft Machine): Rock Bottom
                     Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard
                     Nothing Can Stop Us
Steve Winwood (ex-Spencer Davis Group/Traffic/Blind Faith): Steve Winwood (1977)
Wallenstein: Blitzkrieg
                    Cosmic Century
                    Stories Songs & Symphonies
                    Mother Universe
Wind: Seasons
Witthuser + Westrupp: Der Jesus Pilz
                                   Bauer Plath
Jah Wobble (ex-PIL): Mu
Wolfgang Press: The Legendary Wolfgang Press
                         Standing Up Straight
                         Bird Wood Cage
                         Queer
                         Funky Little Demons
Wax:American English
Wah!:Jai Jai Jai
Williams Victoria:Swing The Statue
John Watts: One More Twist
                   The Iceberg Model
                   Quick Quick Slow
                   Thirteen Stories High
                   Bigbeatpoetry
                   Real Life Is Good Enough(or It Has To Be)
                   It Has To Be-Their Stories
Bunny Wailer: Liberation
                      Gumption
Wire: Pink Flag
         Chairs Missing
         154
         The Ideal Copy
         A Bell Is A Cup
         Send
         The First Letter
         Manscape
         Object 47
         Red Barked Tree
         Change Becomes Us
Worrell Bernie: All The Woo In The World
                        Funk Of Ages
                        Free Agent
Weep: Worn This
           Alate
The Wake: A Light Far Out
                   Blacklist
Warlocks:Surgery
Wuthering Heights: To Travel For Evermore
                               Far From The Madding Crowd
                              The Shadow Cabinet

X.........................................................................................................


X Ray Specs:Conscious Consumer
Xmal Deutschland:Viva
                              Devils


Y...........................................................................................................


Yachts: Yachts (1979)
           Without Radar
Yellow Magic Orchestra: Solid State Survivor
                                       BMG
                                       Naughty Boys
Young Marble Giants: Colossal Youth


Z........................................................................................................


Zodiac: Disco Alliance (Soviet band)
            Music Of The Universe
.........................................................................................................
Subject to change.

* I'd like this too.
** Already have this myself.
  • +Pending.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Commonwealth of Nations

Commonwealth flag
The Commonwealth of Nations are the successor to the British Empire which includes the flagship UK, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa (since 1994) to name a few.  While a tonne of my favourite artists are from Britain, some are from the ex-colonies too (full-time solo in parentheses).

UK:

Asia (John Wetton, Geoffrey Downes, Steve Howe, John Payne)
The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison)
Bandit (Jim Diamond)
Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne)
Kate Bush
Cockney Rebel
Culture Club (Boy George)
Def Leppard
Depeche Mode (Martin Gore, Dave Gahan)
Duran Duran (Arcadia)
Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Greg Lake)
Eurythmics (Annie Lennox)
Fleetwood Mac (Christine McVie)
Genesis (Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Anthony Phillips, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford)
Gentle Giant
Geordie (Brian Johnsons band before AC/DC)
GTR (Hackett/Howe supergroup)
IQ (Martin Orford)
Elton John
Kajagoogoo (Limahl)
King Crimson (Greg Lake, John Wetton)
Marillion (Fish, h)
Marilyn (born in Jamaica)
Mike & the Mechanics (Mike Rutherford)
Modern English
The Moody Blues (Justin Hayward, Denny Laine, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Mike Pinder)
Naked Eyes (Pete Byrne)
oasis (Beady Eye, Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds)
Pallas (Alan Reed)
PhD (Jim Diamond)
Pink Floyd (David Gilmour, Richard Wright, Roger Waters, Syd Barrett)
Queen (Freddie Mercury [born in what is now Tanzania], Roger Taylor [including The Cross], Brian May)
Renaissance (Annie Haslam)
Supertramp (Roger Hodgson)
Tears for Fears (Curt Smith*)
Wham! (George Michael)
Wings (Paul McCartney, Denny Laine)
Yes (Jon Anderson*, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Trevor Rabin*, Rick Wakeman)

Canada:

Rush (Cancon kings)
Lawrence Gowan (born in Glasgow, raised in Toronto area)
Alanis Morissette* (favourite Cancon solo)
Mystery (Benoît David was also in Yes)

Australia:

AC/DC (with UK natives)
INXS (have had frontmen from the UK, Canada and New Zealand as well as the US)

South Africa:

Rabbitt (Trevor Rabin*)

*now naturalised US citizens

Friday, November 1, 2013

Life after EMI

Divvied up
Over the past year, the properties of EMI was doled out among four companies as one could not have it all under EU regulations.  Universal received the lions share getting Capitol, Harvest (brought back from dormancy), the EMI label and Virgin; while Warners would get Parlophone which includes Regal, IRS and Chrysalis.  The Beatles, who put Parlophone on the map, will now be with Capitol worldwide, as will solo Robbie Williams (hardly heard of in the States which is the case with his group Take That), who already moved to Universal prior to the merger.  Ironically many pre-2012 EMI refugees now find themselves under UMG distribution, such as The Rolling Stones, Queen, solo Paul McCartney and Mike Oldfield (who moved his catalogue to Mercury only to find it now managed by original label Virgin).  Parlophone artists such as Coldplay, Jethro Tull (on Chrysalis), and Conor Maynard (a newer one) were signed to Capitol in the US but I wonder if Warners' catalogue label Rhino will now be reissuing that material worldwide in future.  Chrysalis US artists such as Pat Benetar and Blondie will now be Capitol ones.  There is some catching up to do.  Some titles may be bought back by the artists and released by indie labels which is possibly the case with some of my prog heroes like Rick Wakeman and Tony Banks.  More as I get it.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Vegetarians and Vegans

Morrissey Live at SXSW Austin in March 2006-9
Mr "Meat is Murder" himself, Morrissey.


Many of my favourite artists don't eat meat or in some cases even any dairy*.  Even St Francis de Assisi may not have been able to do this!

Alanis Morrissette*
Boy George (may be pescatarian)
The Beatles (even John Lennon was on a vegan type diet for most of the last decade of his life)
Kate Bush
Geezer Butler
Annie Haslam (Renaissance)
Roger Hodgson
JD Fortune (ex-INXS)
Morrissey* (I don't buy anything of his for myself but his devotion to animal rights is unparalleled)
Phil Collins
John Wetton
Steve Howe
Chris Squire
Lawrence Gowan
Jon Anderson (also pescatarian)
Alan White
Brian May
Paul and Linda McCartney (the second missus is also vegan but I'm not gonna put her here!)
Fiona Apple*
Frida
Limahl
Agnetha Fältskog*
Ozzy Osbourne

Friday, October 11, 2013

Contact information

I can't use my new or old e-mail address on here anymore which is why the one above is there but I don't check that one much so if you want to e-mail me, please do so at pillow123@msn.com Thanks.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

BEATLES MAGAZINE: NEW BONUS TRACK: "STRUGGLE" PRODUCED BY GILES MART...

BEATLES MAGAZINE: NEW BONUS TRACK: "STRUGGLE" PRODUCED BY GILES MART...: New bonus track on "NEW" strictly for Japan called “Struggle” produced by Giles Martin.  ポール・マッカートニー 『NEW』ジャケット画像 〈PA...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Elton John and Universal

The Rocket Man in action.
Sir Elton John is the company man at Universal Music having been signed to labels in North America and internationally now part of the conglomerate, more than anyone else.  Here's a list:

Philips*++ (also sold PolyGram to Universal in 1999)
Fontana*++ (onetime label for early band Bluesology which backed the late Long John Baldry)
DJM* (sold to PolyGram in 1986 after Dick James' passing by his estate)
Congress**++ (absorbed by Uni)
Uni** (retired in 1972 and replaced by MCA)
Paramount/ABC+ (sold to MCA in 1979; released Friends soundtrack)
MCA** (retired in 2003 outside Nashville and the Philippines in 2003; reissued Friends internationally due to the above)
Rocket* (distributed by EMI in 1976 and Phonogram/PolyGram 1977-93)
Geffen** (absorbed MCA in the US for rock/pop)
Polydor** (1969-76 titles from 1990-95; also released "Pinball Wizard" from Tommy film version)
Mercury* (never used alone for new titles in the US)
Hollywood++ (owned by Disney but distributed today by Universal except the former USSR and Japan; The Lion King hits)
Island** (distributed Rocket in the UK before 1976 and signed Elton in the US less than 20 years on; recently returned to Island in the US and possibly Canada on LP as most new US LPs are sold there now to save money on pressing)
EMI+* (Blue Moves later reissued by Phonogram outside North America as my copy is the French reissue LP; EMI outside half of Western Europe sold to Universal; distributed DJM in several Asian and South American countries)
A&M (Associated)+**
DreamWorks+
Universal** (merged with Republic and Motown)
Universal Music Special Markets/MCA Special Markets/PolyGram Special Markets (impulse/budget labels)**
Interscope**+ (also absorbed A&M US)
Decca**+
Casablanca**+
Virgin EMI*+ (absorbed Mercury UK)
Capitol**+

He hasn't yet appeared on Blue Note, Verve, Motown (although he'd love to), Hip-O, Republic or Deutsche Grammaphon!

* UK and/or international.
** US and/or Canada.
+ One album only.
++ Singles only.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Prog Rock Releases: Renaissance "Grandine il Vento"

New Prog Rock Releases: Renaissance "Grandine il Vento": Country : UK Sub Genre :  Symphonic Label :  Symphonic Rock Recordings Release date : April, 2013 Tracklist :  Symphony of Light ...
In memory of Micky D.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Record Shops: Volume Records Ithaca New York

Record Shops: Volume Records Ithaca New York: Volume Records - Ithaca New York on the Commons   Now just part of the second floor of a clothing store.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pink Floyd - Live in Adelaide 11/2/88



The track listing is as follows: Side 1: Shine On You Crazy Diamond Pt 1-5, Signs of Life, Learning to Fly, Side 2: Yet Another Movie, A New Machine Pt 1, Terminal Frost, A New Machine Pt. 2, Sorrow, Side 3: Dogs of War, On the Turning Away, One of These Days, Side 4: Time, On the Run, Wish You Were Here, Welcome to the Machine, Side 5: Us & Them, Money, Another Brick in the Wall Pt 2, Side 6: Comfortably Numb, One Slip, Run Like Helll

CD 1
CD 2

Friday, March 1, 2013