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John Abercrombie

Cat 'n' Mouse

Add the considerable talents of violinist Mark Feldman to the sensitive guitar stylings of ECM stalwart John Abercrombie and you've got the makings of one of this brilliant artist's finest recordings for a number of years.

Jewel Akens

My First Lonely Night / A Slice Of The Pie

Outta Sight Proudly present the spring collection, aka the latest offerings in their northern soul reissue series.

Finally, the label pays homage to the late great Jewel Akens who sadly passed away earlier this year, March, 2013.

Akens will be forever remembered for his 1965 No.3 pop hit “The Birds And The Bees”, but here Outta Sight feature his two northern soul classics “My First Lonely Night” and the original cut of “A Slice Of The Pie”. Both are essentials for all northern soul spinners.


This wonderful self-titled album by pianist, singer and composer, Johnny Alf, was first released on vinyl in 1966 by Rozenblit. Here the bossa nova pioneer sings beautiful songs, featuring the legendary musicians Hermeto Paschoal (flute) and Airto Moreira (drums).

When Alf was 9, his mother's employers, picking up on his talent for music, offered him a deal: if he passed the entrance exams to a well-regarded local state school, they would pay for his piano lessons. Alf spent the next six years studying classical piano, Brazilian popular music and US jazz. Heavily influenced by composers such Ss Debussy and Bach, as well as jazz musicians such as Cole Porter and George Gershwin, Alf co-founded a Frank Sinatra fanclub in Rio in the late 1940s.

His first major career break came when he was recruited to play in Hotel Plaza in the Copacabana neighbourhood, a meeting point for musicians that many see as the birthplace of bossa nova. Among the regulars were Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal and Antonio Carlos Jobim (Girl from Ipanema). Alf's reputation for pioneering a new sound earned him the nickname 'Senhor Modernidade' - Mr Modernity.

Over the following decades, artists such as Simone, Alcione and Emilio Santiago recorded Alf's tracks. He produced only 20 records, yet he had a huge impact on his country's music.

He died aged 80 in 2010. After his death, the lyrics to one of his best-known songs - Eu e a Brisa (Me and the Breeze) were read out in the Brazilian senate.

Jack Allett

The Collapsing Middle

    Debut full length vinyl release from Jack Allett, formerly known as Spoono, who previously had a CDR on Blackest Rainbow followed by a split LP with Cam Deas, and a 7" on The Great Pop Supplement. Jack also plays with Ben Knight (Helhesten) in the duo Towering Breaker. This debut waxer is a fine introduction to one of the UK's most interesting solo guitarists. Jack blends sublime finger picking with swirling drones and psychedelic static to create a sound that is very much his own. A must for fans of acoustic guitar music from the past few years, Jack could well be one of the most interesting players there is at the moment.


    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd LP Info: Vinyl edition is housed in a full colour pro printed sleeve and is pressed on heavyweight black virgin vinyl and also comes with a CD copy.

    Johnny Amelio

    Jugue / Downbeats

    Super rare wild rocker from California on the Blue Moon label with one of the heaviest frantic rockabilly with killer guitar breaks ever and sexy sax to boot. Johnny Amelio is now a Pastor of a small Church in California, and a very nice guy. "Jugue" was written and recorded by Johnny Amelio 1958 with backing from Bill Paradis and his Downbeats, who get their eponymous "Downbeats" track on the flip.

    Jamie Anderson & Content (Jesse Rose)

    Body Jackin'

    This is the first release by Jesse Rose and Jamie Anderson on Gigolo Records. And what better way to debut for the label than with a new track based on four times Grammy nominee Steve 'Silk' Hurley's classic house hit "Jack Your Body". 20 years after the track originally scored US and UK number ones, Rose and Anderson pay respect to Silk with "Body Jackin'".

    Jason Anderson

    The Hopeful And The Unafraid

    With six officially released albums, two more in the can, four probably-never-to-see-the-light-of-day records in his closet, a few live albums on the shelf and a Myspace song-a-day project, the quietly prolific Jason Anderson returns to K with "The Hopeful And The Unafraid". While he also played guitar in Mount Eerie, has drummed with Tilly And The Wall, and played piano with David Dondero, you've probably heard little about him. "The Hopeful.." was made at Soma Studios in Chicago, on a two-day tour break in January of 2006. Recorded in a matter of hours-tracking the vocals, guitars, and drums simultaneously-Jason's goal was to make an organic documentation of songs he'd been playing every night for half a decade. Thusly, all the vocal parts are first takes. There were some indulgences, though, as some guys who used to play in Magnolia Electric Co. came by to put down pedal steel and guitar leads. The album takes a stab at capturing some of the energy Jason loves putting into every show he plays, whether there are five or fifty people present.

    Joey Anderson

    Earth Calls

    Arriving completely out of the blue and unexpectedly, Joey Anderson supplies the deep dark electronics on the latest Deconstruct release. Deconstruct records became hugely sought after the small runs causes nightclub devastation through tracks by Levon Vincent and DJ Qu. This is only the forth release since 2008! Joey Anderson is relatively unknown apart from a collaboration with DJ Qu and a solo EP on UntilMyHeartStops. The title track "Earth Calls" is one of those mind-bending electronic house trips synonymous with this and their parent label Underground Quality. The super extended arrangement (well over ten minutes) moves through an eerie collage of loose piano notes, gliding synth bass, darting leads and some really unique dub / echo artifacts; making for a brilliant atmosphere track, a mood setter of the highest order, and a great way to get your already-filling-up-quite-nicely dancefloor into a squashed-like-sardines-and-ready-to-dance-mosh-pit! "Hydrine" on the flip uses big synthesized tom toms and some metallic leads and washes to create a suspended trip through a mechanized futurescape. Soon enough you're lost deep within the nuclear core of the record, far from reach of any human interference. The track fizzes and crackles on regardless, its machine code rhythms relentless in their actions. Superb record! Act NOW!

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd 12" Info: one copy found!

    John Arnold Feat. Ty

    Style And Pattern (Nuff Version) - Moonstarr Remix

    After dropping the ace "Rise Up" on the "Heavyweight" sampler, John Arnold returns with a storming club joint featuring Big Dada's Ty on vocals, who flexes his lyrical dexterity over frantic broken afro beats and a rude bassline. The resulting "Style And Pattern" (also the title track from Arnold's sophmore LP for Ubiquity - due Autumn 2005) is top drawer DJ ammunition and comes in original or more stripped-down Moonstarr reworks. Essential!!

    John Arnold

    We're Not

    "We're Not" is an electronic broken beats groover with treated vocal snippets. On the flip Ayro's mix is on more of a deep Basic Channel style electronic-dub-house tip. All that and a weird electronic squelcher "Fabric" too.

    James Arthur's Manhunt

    It's Working

    JAMES ARTHUR (former member of the NECESSARY EVILS and GOLDEN BOYS, to name but two) has been rattling ear drums with his newest combo, JA's MANHUNT) for several years now. On this latest single the band is channeling some serious Hawkwind vibes with one song stretched over both sides of the single. Dense, wild and excellent. Edition of 500.

    After more than two decades of behind the scenes collaboration Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald present 'Borderland' - their first album together using their own names - on Tresor Records.

    The album - made up of eight tracks, which seamlessly blend the styles of both masters (although leaning further towards Von Oswald's dub-techno sound) - was recorded at the beginning of 2013 over various studio sessions in Berlin and is released as a series of three 12"s and a CD album.

    The CD opens with 'Electric Garden (Deep Jazz In The Garden Mix)', which features German trumpet player Sebastian Studnitzky, whose muted, treated notes work perfectly with the loping dub-techno grooves. "Footprints" was the second work to be produced in the 'Borderland' studio sessions. It's a robust house groove reminiscent of earlier collaboration between both men such as the anthemic “Starlight” released on Metroplex 18 years ago, or Moritz' 'M' series. 'Treehouse' revisits classic house adding the ample proportions characteristic of the duo’s sound. "Mars Garden" returns to the "Electric Garden" theme with a high dose of ultra deep gritty spiralling kosmische dub-funk of 'Mars Garden'. 'Digital Forest' feels like a dystopian soundtrack to a drive through old Detroit slowly transforms into colossal dancefloor jam.


    Tresor deliver the definitive Juan Atkins Detroit techno / electro record label Metroplex, featuring compositions by Atkins under various psuedonyms; Cybotron, Model 500, 3mb, Infiniti etc. Featured here are ground-breaking early works such as "Alleys Of Your Mind", "Clear", "No UFO's", "The Chase", "The Passage" and "Off To Battle" - electronic compositions that will always be counted as foundation blocks for a music style that endures to the present day. Inspired by the European computer music of Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, and the US P-Funk of Parliament / Funkadelic, Juan Atkins delivered a new sound that changed the face of electronic music forever.

    Joan Baez

    In Concert Part 2

    "In Concert 2" captures Joan Baez at her best, stood before a receptive audience, with only a Gibson for company, perfoming an exquisite mix of traditional and contemporary folk tracks that have a timeless perfection about them.

    Bailey is a prolific songwriter, having published over 300 songs, many of them classic soul tracks co-written with Ken Williams. More recently the title track from this 1974 LP was recently featured on Gilles Peterson's "Gilles Digs America" compilation. The original productions on the album (many home made on a basic tape machine), were enhanced with strings, rhythmic overdubs and other instruments to create one of the best soul albums of all time. Everything about this album oozes quality from the great songs, the arrangements and JR's soulful vocals - pure magic! After seven years of trying, Soul Brother have finally been able to license and reissue this classic album, which has been heavily in demand for many years with original copies fetching up to £200.

    Jessica Bailiff

    At The Down-Turned Jagged Rim Of The Sky

    Kranky was a bit surprised earlier this year when Jessica Bailiff contacted them and asked they wanted to preview her new album for possible release. They had no idea she had even been working on an album, let alone had completed one, and they were rewarded with a listen to her most compelling album to date.

    After being in Europe for 5 weeks as a touring member of Boduf Songs, Jessica Bailiff spent much of 2011, writing and recording At the Down-Turned Jagged Rim of the Sky in her spartan home studio. Sequestering herself through the hot summer months until finished, she then passed the tracks on to her friend Odd Nosdam for final mixing.
    *Down-tuned, distorted bass guitar adds a new color to her palette, but familiar ones also come into play: fuzzed and delayed electric guitar, organ, piano, cello, and drums. Noisy pop-tinged love songs nestle slyly in a bed of off-kilter lullabies and dark, metallic waltzes.

    No need to recycle descriptives like “lo-fi” or “hushed vocals” - these are spurious words. This is another intimate collection of songs recorded entirely by Jessica at home, in a room next to where she sleeps. If you listen carefully, you might hear her dreaming.


    Supply number seven arrives courtesy of John Barera and Will Martin, who fire a slavo of retro-fitted bombs at the heart of the dancefloor. "Awake" kicks us off in peak time fashion, as the duo bring together those most cosy of bed fellows, a slamming house beat and a sweet disco sample. Lush strings, the tinkle of keys, a filtered bassline and skipping percussion? Look for me in the bassbins. "Say It Now" cools things off a little, as John and Will get real deep with minor key pads, rhodes riffs and a irresistible bassline. There's an organinc rattle in the rhythm that reminds me of Marcellus Pittman and unless I'm deeply mistaken the smooth vocals are lifted from those NYC Peech Boys. "Unknown Factor" is proper heavy duty heads down tackle in a 90s style. Another ace filtered bassline wriggles along at the bottom end, while druggy synth vamps and strings take care of the rest of the frequencies. "Yen" closes the EP in contemplative mood. Once again John and Will get deep, this time with a heavier beat, delivering melodic and subtle house that'd make Move D very jealous. 

    Goldfinger was the first James Bond soundtrack to hit the number one spot in the US charts and features music composed, arranged and conducted by the prolific John Barry. Goldfinger was also the first Bond film to feature Shirley Bassey performing the main title track, which also features here (obviously!).


    John Barry

    The IPCRESS File OST - Bonus 7" Edition

    The IPCRESS File from 1965 starring Michael Caine and made by a large portion of the James Bond production team is one of the classiest spy movies as you could wish to see, despite its ironic depiction of the world of spies as presented by the James Bond Franchise. We can thank the score for a large part of its charm, which was composed by the legendary John Barry.

    For this film, he decided to play the main theme on the cimbalom, a type of Hungarian dulcimer. Its spiky, abrasive and twangy sound emphasizes the loneliness and forlorn nature of the main character, Harry Palmer. The theme, which was sampled by DJ Premier, is presented in different jazz, swing, and blues arrangements.

    For the Music On Vinyl release, all the instrumental tracks of this distinctive & innovative score are bundled on one LP, and snippets of the film's famous dialogue are collected on a separate bonus 7".

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP Info: 180g vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve.

    John Barry

    Eternal Echoes

    Apart from 10 unrivalled James Bond scores, John Barry has written over sixty major film scores and won five Oscars. He's arguably the finest screen music composer alive today and this selection of eleven new compositions are very much in the mood and style of his cinematic works.

    A rather lovely little single this, from Jane Bartholomew. Her distinctive, sweet vocals complement beautifully the haunting strings and gentle piano keys. It's quite a stripped down song to start with but it rolls along nicely on a simple rhythm of snare-rim beats and shimmering cymbals slowly building in intensity as it goes, with the piano keys becoming heavier, the strings more menacing and guitars added to the mix. "Edge Of The World" on the flip is a lovely mournful song this time with Jane's quirky vocals over a simple string and piano arrangement.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd 7" Info: Beautifully packaged in a letterpress printed sleeve.

    Julianna Barwick

    Pacing

      Limited to 750 copies!

      Julianna Barwick returns with two new haunting compositions for a 7" single on Suicide Squeeze Records.

      "Pacing" features Barwick's voice and layered harmonies, "but it's a bit of a diversion from the vocal loop-based songs I tend to make" says Barwick. "I absolutely love the piano. I wish I could play it better. For the cover, I chose my friend Peter Coffin's photograph of a piece he did based on the Newton color scale that corresponds perfectly to the musical scale. I absolutely love the image and it corresponds well with the piano pieces on the single." The b-side, "Call," is a frail and passionate solo piano piece.

      Julio Bashmore

      Simple Love Feat. J'Danna

      Julio Bashmore's first new music of 2014! Featuring the sensuous vocals of J'Danna, "Simple Love" is the first taste of music from Bashmore's forthcoming album. Glowing with that synthetic radioactivity, this beauty's sure to keep you warm over the Autumn months. The simple but highly invigorating chorus lodging itself firmly in your memory banks before the big bouncy hook comes charging through in all its glory, pummeling 808 subs elevating the droning phosphorescent pads. Massive. "Petals" goes for a more jagged, tough-arsed approach, phased pad stabs ricocheting against a really aggressive, frenzied drum attack and tight brass horn elements. Retaining a certain element of fun-loving, naive recklessness, when the octave bass stabs meet the rest of the mix halfway through I challenge anyone not to start moving. Head twisting stuff that should get bottoms bouncing on tha flo'. Bashmore's back!

      A brilliant Latin-soul / boogaloo album from Joe Bataan, and the biggest selling Latin LP of 1968, so it obviously needs checking out. There are some real winners here, including "It's A Good Feeling (Riot)", "What Good is A Castle" and the classic "Ordinary Guy".

      FORMAT INFORMATION

      LP Info: US import reissue with authentic replica artwork.

      Joey Beltram

      Energy Flash - Remastered Edition

      Sit down and take your notebooks out, it's time for a history lesson kids. In 1990, when your parents were giddily necking smarties like they were, well, smarties, the soundscape was light, uplifting and harmonious. Still basking in the afterglow of the summer of love, the clubs were full of diva-sampling, piano vamping odes to togetherness, tenderness and other hippy nonesense. Then Joey Beltram unleashed this pitch black blast of pure evil into the clubbing consciousness and began the process which eventually spawned your beloved Berghain. In his mind, he was creating a harder and darker strain of house music, but to the Europeans, he'd opened the floodgates for a form of techno brutalism a million miles away from Detroit's Belleville Three. The New Yorker extracted unyielding tension from a tough 909 program, bolstered it with the most malevolent and menacing bassline and created a classic with the addition of eerie choral vox, skewed string samples and the guttural whisper of "Ecstacy". Don't fuck around, just make sure you own a copy.


      Joey Beltram

      Vol.1

        Official R&S reissue of the 1990 12" that launched a million copycat producers. But none could replicate the incredible bass signal that New York's Joey Beltram created on "Energy Flash". One of the first techno classics to come from outside of the Detroit-Chicago axis, such was the demand for "Energy Flash" that it was quickly licensed to Derrick May's Transmat imprint.

        Four Tet fires up the Text lathe one more time, to cut a very limited treat for all the true heads out there. For this latest 12" on the forward thinking imprint, Kieran Hebden enlists a techno legend whose two decades in the business have seen him appear on labels as diverse as Retroactive, R&S, Peacefrog, Ubiquity and Delsin as he expanded his musical horizons in all directions. "Faux" sees esteemed veteran Beltran weave intricate harp melodies around playful polyrhythmic beats before tugging at our heart strings with emotive synth lines. Fragile yet weighty, frantic yet relaxing, this is exactly the kind of contrary brilliance we love Text for. On the flip, label head Four Tet offers his own version of "Faux", paying respect to all the lovely details and melodies of the original, but injecting a little dancefloor punch with a bubbling bassline and skipping UKG beat. If you're listening to any DJ worth their salt over the next few months, you'll be hearing this arresting beauty at around 3am. Bliss!

        Jorge Ben

        Ben è Samba Bom - LP + CD Edition

          “Once in a while, an unexplained phenomena emerges in popular music. Other times, artists of real value are surprisingly swallowed by the abyss of anonymity. But what rarely happens is the emerging of a truly authentic talent - not only in popular preference - but also in selling records. In other words, someone with proven artistic ability to get beat in the music scene with full mainstream acceptance. This happened to Jorge Ben, he’s became one of the most prominent exponent of Brazilian music. This is his third legendary LP, and as usual features some of the best arrangers in the genre such as: Meirelles. Nelson and Gaya (...)”

          Another fantastic compilation from Sunkissed featuring six incredible Afro Latin flavoured Balearic rarities from 70s / 80s Brazilian singer / songwriter Jorge Ben. A stunning selection of hard to find tracks that all found favour both on Italy’s Afro-funky Cosmic scene and on the dancefloors of Ibiza and beyond. Standouts include the floor friendly ‘Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)’ and ‘Energia Bom Bom’ as well as the brilliant ‘Falcao’ only ever available before as an in-demand limited 1983 seven inch but all the cuts are essential and a great way to collect some of the best work by such a wonderful artist. Top stuff!

          As featured in the Piccadilly Records End Of Year Review 2014 Top 20 Reissues / Collections, this comes with a free End Of Year CD sampler. Click HERE for more info.

          Emotional Rescue is proud to present the first ever collection of works from Spanish song writer Javier Bergia. As a member of Finas Africae his name is finally coming to prominence. Now with this selection of his music from 1985 to today, the depths of his acoustic, folk and Balearic writing can be heard. Born in Madrid in 1958 to a family steeped in both classical and Spanish traditional music, Javier's unique mastery of guitar, percussion, voice, poetry and composition is drawn from both this grounding and upon his lifelong musical inquisitiveness. Since 1980 he has been an integral part of the ancient music group Atrium Musicae. In 1984 he founded, with Juan Alberto Arteche and Luis Delgado, the groundbreaking group Finis Africae as a sonic investigation into a fusion of diverse ethnic musical forms incorporating both indigenous instruments and electronic elements.

          For "Eclipse" Emotional Rescue boss Chuggy and Balearic shepherd Moonboots took a stroll through Bergia's 25 year solo career, picking out their personal favourites amongst the embarrassment of riches. While the exotic flavours of "Ballenas" and "Himalayas" recall the finest moments of the Finis Africae project, sweet vocal cuts like "Midnight Round Mekines" display Bergia's mastery of the pop format, giving Fleetwood Mac a run for their money in the soft rock stakes. Beautifully packaged and expertly selected, "Eclipse" should warm the cockles right through til next winter.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          LP Info: Includes a free EOY 2014 CD sampler.

          CD Info: CD includes 5 bonus tracks. Includes a free EOY 2014 CD sampler.

          Staying on the Mediterranean coast for their third release, Music From Memory this time shift their attention to the work of Mallorcan musician Joan Bibiloni.

          Primarily a guitarist, Bibiloni was creating music at an early age, releasing his first single at the tender age of 15. In his twenties he formed Spanish prog-rock outfits Zebra and Euterpe where he would meet Pepe Milan, the two of them becoming the bluesy folk duo 'Milan & Bibiloni'. Bibiloni himself would later go on to play with a number of luminary musicians such as Larry Coryell, Daevid Allen and John Cage to name but a few.

          In 1982 Bibiloni set up his own label Blau in order to highlight the much overlooked work of musicians not only on his home island of Mallorca but across the Balearic Islands. In doing so he created a platform not only for
          local talent but also for his own music to breathe a new life, much influenced by the landscape and life that surrounds the islands.

          Whilst Bibiloni's first solo releases on his Blau imprint have stronger echoes of contemporary Jazz fusion of the time, it is on the album known as 'Una Vida Llarga I Tranquila' where Bibiloni really began to experiment with new sounds and technologies; fusing tape loops, drum computers and synthesizers.

          Taking these more electronic infused works as a departure point for the compilation and drawing on material from across his following five albums, ‘El Sur’ sets out to highlight Joan Bibiloni’s unique ambient fusion and sun-drenched Mediterranean beach boogie.

          Jherek Bischoff

          Eyes / Young & Lovely

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            The latest signing to The Leaf Label is multi-talented Seattle-based composer/arranger/producer Jherek Bischoff

            His first release for the label will be this strictly limited edition 7” single for RECORD STORE DAY

            ‘Eyes’ is a collaboration with ex-Talking Head and international treasure David Byrne

            There will be just 500 of these singles released in Europe by Leaf.

            The two songs are a taster for Jherek's forthcoming album Composed, out in late May

            ‘Young And Lovely’ features the talents of Parenthetical Girls’ Zac Pennington and acclaimed French vocalist Soko

            The individually hand-numbered 7” is packaged in a full-colour die-cut sleeve

            The songs will ONLY be available in this format until the release of the album

            Originally released as a CD-R in an edition of 80 copies on Celebrate Psi Phenomenon in 2004 and reissued as a CD-R in an edition of 100 copies by Barl Fire Records (BF001) and as one half of the "Sunshrine/Celeste" LP in an edition of 525 on Bo'weavil Recordings (Weavil08) in 2005.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            CD Info: Re-issue.

            James Blackshaw & Lubomyr Melnyk

            The Watchers

            "I first met Lubomyr Melnyk at a festival called Hea Uus Heli in October 2008. We were both scheduled to play that day and I was very excited to see him perform. Before the show I bought several LPs from him and mentioned as much. Lubomyr (more than modest and courteous, as he always is) asked me what I was doing at the festival and I replied that I was also performing at the festival a little later, to which he responded "I'll come and watch you", before being ushered into the hall to play one of the most staggeringly sonorous and beautiful sets I've ever heard. It was overwhelming, full of pathos and I left the hall with those incredible overtones hanging in my ears for hours. A couple of hours later, I was onstage when I glanced up and saw Lubomyr, true to his word, stood in the audience watching me attentively. I felt incredibly nervous. It's not everyday you get to play for someone who has greatly inspired and influenced your own music.

            After the show, I packed up my guitar and came out to meet the crowd. The first person who greeted me was Lubomyr: friendly. full of enthusiasm and keen to hear about my music, my processes, the way in which I made music. Yet again, I was overwhelmed - for very different reasons. "You have invented continuous music for guitar!" I don't know if that's true or not, but I can't think of an epitaph that would make me prouder. We also spoke about collaborating that night and via e-mail a while after, but it wasn't until January 2012, shortly after I'd moved back to Hastings, England from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Lubomyr played his first ever show in the UK at Cafe Oto that it came to fruition. John Chantler got in touch, said Lubomyr had a free day after his performance and could I come to London for a day, see what happens? He kindly agreed to record the whole thing.

            We all met at the Vortex Jazz Cafe around midday. We set up, Lubomyr at the grand piano, me directly facing him with my 12-string guitar and began. I would retune at random between songs and together we would find interesting chord progressions, hints of melodies and ways in which to weave those immense overtones that Lubomyr is able to generate on the piano with those of my guitar. No more than two takes per song. Improvisation, spontaneous composition, whatever you want to call it. Either way, it truly felt as if the piano and guitar were as one - inseparable, parts of a bigger whole, a means by which for two people to make one sound. It never felt forced and never less than engaging. Lubomyr was always humble, jovial and open to ideas. The whole session lasted six hours. I'm not a great improviser. I always want to take that raw creative element that the form brings and work upon it, to distill and refine it further. I think Lubomyr feels the same. But there is something about these recordings that would be incredibly difficult to recapture. A small moment in time, feeling perfectly and wonderfully lost within that sound. I'm honoured." James Blackshaw, October 2012.

            In celebration of the centenary of Louis Feuillade’s Fantômas silent film series, James Blackshaw was invited by Yann Tiersen to perform a live score to the fifth and final film, Le Faux Magistrat, at the beautiful and prestigious surroundings of the Théâtre de Châtelet, Paris on October 31st 2013.Fantômas – a master of disguise and symbol of terror – is one of the most popular characters in French crime fiction, as well as a favourite with the avant-garde, particularly the surrealists.Tim Hecker, Amiina, Yann Tiersen and Loney Dear also performed during the event (which was broadcast live on the European ARTE channel) each bringing their own unique sonic perspective to the other installments in the series.Written during the course of a few months, Blackshaw drew influences from French impressionist composers, Brazillian guitar music, musique concrete and the works of other film composer such as David Shire and Pino Donaggio, to create a noirish score that is in turns sinister, quietly profound and thrilling.Personally invited by James Blackshaw, experimental musicians Duane Pitre and Simon Scott (also of Slowdive) contributed drums, electronics, synth, bowed guitar, bass and more to Blackshaw’s nylon string guitar and grand piano, with multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson adding violin, vibraphone and several wind instruments to the 75 minute long work.

            The past couple of years have seen creative explosions and new generations coming through in both dancefloor electronics and heartfelt, introspective singer-songwriting, but self evidently they’ve remained mutually exclusive genre islands. Until now. With a uniquely emotional electronic production style every bit as deeply personal and impassioned as his voice or songwriting, James Blake is sketching out his own place in the musical universe.

            When a teenage James first visited the pivotal London dubstep night FWD>> in 2007, he’d already been to drum ’n’ bass nights with schoolfriends, but the music and atmosphere there were unlike anything he’d experienced. This was what James had been waiting for – he just hadn’t realised. This midnight epiphany in Plastic People’s Shoreditch cellar led, in a few short years, to the James Blake of 2010, a surefooted 22-year-old composer whose extraordinary tracks are not so much breaking down existing musical barriers as leaping over them and creating an entirely new kind of pop that belies its author’s tender age.

            Although loosely tethered to the cutting edge of contemporary electronics, James’s songs possess uncommon grace and soulfulness. Whether intended for the FWD>> dancefloor or, like new single "Limit to Your Love", destined to melt hearts and prick ears, his music is characterised by a playful and arresting honesty, a human touch that, despite his status as a hugely in-demand DJ, naturally aligns him with contemporary artists such as Bon Iver or Laura Marling or the xx.

            Yet more than this, it is the shock of the new in James’s music that’s causing real commotion: the sounds, that voice, the silence, the rhythm (or lack of it), the waiting, the tension. You have to know the rules in order to break them with such conviction, and by daring to be different, James stands head and shoulders above his peers. No doubt, you’ll remember where you were when you heard tracks like "Limit to Your Love" or "I Never Learnt to Share" for the first time.


            FORMAT INFORMATION

            2xLP Info: LIMITED deluxe double 180g vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve with full colour inner sleeves.

            Two years after his self-titled debut album took UK bass culture down previously unimagined roads of introspection, James Blake returns with the epic ‘Overgrown’, an incredible album that sees James growing as a singer and songwriter while at the same time returning to the brain melting electronic perfection of his early releases on Hemlock and Hessle, moving way beyond any post-dubstep pigeonholes to include stunning reinterpretations of both hip-hop and house.

            In retrospect ‘James Blake’ can now be viewed as another stepping stone on Blake’s musical evolutionary journey which started with ‘Air & Lack Thereof’ back in 2009. Always travelling a different path to his peers, James is as much a singer-songwriter as he is a bass music producer. On ‘Overgrown’ his latest transitional shift has been made, the layers stripped back to reveal a selection of stark, beautiful and emotive songs, all with James’ heart-wrenching vocals at their centre, set in a simple framework of subtle electronic sounds and beats.

            Title track ‘Overgrown’ sets the scene, offering a Nick Drake style ballad reborn as a spiritually uplifting electronic soul masterpiece. ‘I Am Sold’ recalls the sparse beatbox melancholia of Portishead, while ‘Life Round Here’ also has a certain Bristolian downbeat feel, opening with almost baroque-like keyboard motifs and rimshots and slowly building with electronic noise. RZA adds a rap to ‘Take A Fall For Me’, a bold fusion of hip hop beats and folktronica. ‘Retrograde’ has been used as the album’s teaser track, and you can see why; an amazing song in the style of ‘Limit To Your Love’, with a dense cascade of pitch-shifting synths. Piano / vocal piece ‘DLM’ sees Blake dispensing with the electronic production altogether, an interlude before the dull heartbeat thud, scattering snares and rave airhorns of ‘Digital Lion’ (think Portishead’s ‘Machine Gun’). The differing opening dynamics of ‘Voyeur’ – part love song, part sub bass rumble - evolve into a proper dancefloor track with 4/4 beats, cowbells and synth drones. Set against a ticking rhythm and mechanical scrape, Blake’s vocal soars skyward on the beautiful ‘To The Last’, while the album closes with ‘Our Love Comes Back’, a devastatingly simple ending.

            Garnering equally enthusiastic reviews across the blogosphere and print media alike, ‘Overgrown’ is a work of immense talent that will leave breathless with both its scope and simplicity, and have you already salivating at the thought of Blake’s future inventions.


            Jahdan Blakkamoore is a Brooklyn local hero. Beloved for his charismatic stage presence, pointed lyrics, and powerful voice, Jahdan brings the perspective of Rasta sufferation to the streets of New York in the post-9/11 landscape. Born in Guyana, after crossing into the US alone and undocumented at the ripe age of 8, he quickly began to absorb the swirl of music that thumps out of car trunks and crackles across the pirate airwaves of the borough of Kings. Making his first impact with NYC's golden-era street rap legends Boot Camp Click, Jahdan has been bridging the gap between hip hop, dancehall and roots reggae ever since. This CD / EP finds Jahdan touching down on deep dub-inflected Cumbia beats from Buenos Aires by Chancha Vía Circuito, synthetic dancehall from Vienna's Stereotyp, plus three riddims from lifelong Manhattan boy Shadetek which both reflect and bend the UK dubstep sound. The set includes vocal and dub versions.

            John Blum was born in New York City, April 15, 1968 and has been a mainstay of the free-jazz community there for over 15 years. While in Europe in 1992, he recorded with Clarinetist Tony Scott's Trio which included Antonio Grippi on Alto Sax. Upon returning to New York City, Blum became a member of the Improvisers Collective (1993-1995) and also initiated projects as a soloist and a group leader. By early 1998 he joined together with Antonio Grippi on Saxophone, William Parker on Bass, and Denis Charles on Drums to form The 'Astrogeny Quartet'. A CD of this group was released on Eremite records in 2005. In 2001 Blum recorded a solo piano CD for Drimala Records entitled "Naked Mirror", and was also featured on Butch Morris' "Conduction 117" released on JumpArts Records. In 2003, Blum recorded with Sabir Mateen on Tenor Sax in Sunny Murray's Trio and is featured on Murray's CD "Perles Noires Volume 2" on Eremite Records. He joined the Steve Swell Quintet in 2005 and a CD was released on NotTwo Records of their 2006 NYC Vision Festival performance. In addition to this Trio recorded in 2008, Blum also recorded a solo CD "Who Begat Eye" to be released on Konnex Records in 2009.

            James Booth

            Reunion

              Memory-taper James Booth trickled through his teen years in Manchester tracking melancholia house shadows and overcast bedroom bangers on a home-rigged dictaphone/Tascam arrangement, and though he's since upgraded his studio assemblage the essential agenda remains unchanged. "Reunion" is his debut, documenting ten of his choicest Northern isolation reveries, a Polaroid-hued tube-ride-turned-rhythm-odyssey through 150 shades of grey, from the nocturnal ice-house jazz of "End Tipsy" to the foggy, 5 AM club deja vu, "Seeing Voices." An alternately hushed and hypnotized journey to the end of the night, in search of pleasures known and unknown. Again, please.


              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Cassette Info: Pro-dubbed, hand-numbered tapes in new SILK label J-cards. Edition of 100.

              Joe Boots & The Fabulous Winds With Floyd Syandifer Orch.

              Rock And Roll Radio / That's Tough

              Reissue of the original Celestial label release. "Rock And Roll Radio" is fab and tasteful strollin’ R&B mid-pacer from Seattle-based Joe Boots. Apparently Mr. Boot downed a full bottle of whiskey during the recording. Glug, glug, glug... On the flip we have the rollin' "That's Tough".


              STAFF COMMENTS

              Philippa says: Feelgood strollin’ R&B killers!

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              7" Info: Limited dinked reissue with replica US label artwork. 500 copies only.

              Jonathan Boulet

              This Song Is Called Ragged / Trounce

              Sydney upstart Jonathan Boulet gives you his new single, 'This Song Is Called Ragged', from the forthcoming album 'We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart'.

              A swirling, percussive uprising of the most positive kind, 'This Song Is Called Ragged' is released as a double A-side 7” picture disc b/w 'Trounce' on Modular Recordings.


              STAFF COMMENTS

              Laura says: An uplifting, heady rush of calypso beats, tribal chants and pop hooks. If this doesn't will the sun to come out in our rainy city, nothing will! While ‘Trounce’ on the flip is a pummelling tribal beat that suddenly explodes into a thunderous collision of drums and guitars. Ace!

              Jonathan Boulet

              We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart

              We Keep The Beat… is a soaring burst of melody and harmony, built on the blocks of primal, incessant rhythm. It features choruses of chanting choirs, speedball drum lines and junkyards of melodic percussion. It’s a dense, cathartic record of unbridled energy and heavy pop.

              On another level it’s collective music. It’s a call to arms for those who are not just listening, but actually hearing it, and it’s best listened to in group situations - the more the merrier.

              Jean-Paul Bourelly

              Trance Atlantic (Boom Bop II)

              Jean-Paul Bourelly is widely regarded as one of the most gifted electric guitarists in Europe today. On the evidence of "Trance Atlantic" it's easy to see why. Along with drummer Dennis Chambers and sax player Vincent Henry he rips into a set of high eneregy jazz fusion tracks that bite and never let go.

              'Zulu Guru' is the first full-length collaboration from singer / songwriter Jesse Boykins III and producer / MC MeLo-X. Both Jesse and MeLo-X have critically acclaimed self-released albums and duets. With 'Zulu Guru', they bring together a solid collection of songs that reflect and define a new direction in hip hop and R&B, both lyrically and musically. This new sound is rooted in traditional soul music, adding elements from multiple genres to serve a purely unique and honest look at modern romance. With 'Zulu Guru', Jesse and MeLo-X absorb influences from around the world into the production including Afro-beat, West Indian, and electronic soul - expanding their brand and message wordlwide. 'Zulu Guru' also features emerging singers Chris Turner and Mara Hruby, rapper MoRuF, style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette and wordsmiths Kesed, Trae Harris and Joekenneth Museau.

              "The history of the ZuLu is one rich with stories of royalty, valor and the warrior spirit. In an age of creative freedom through the use of social networks we have become warriors of free expression. Never bound by the shackles of genre, we travel and shift through musical landscapes breaking down barriers in the process. Our approach to music is similar to that of the spirited tribal warrior; conquering new land as we travel the world winning wars through romance. As we venture into a new level in our careers, we continue to embody the Zulu warrior spirit while elaborating on the romantic qualities in everyday life.

              The greatest minds are the ones that connect wholeheartedly with their artistic visions and do all they can to make it reality. The Guru in us all simply craves evolution and tranquility which comes with experience, which is simply the process in which we become more and more true to ourselves: being able to acknowledge our flaws and mistakes and wrongdoings and grow for the better.

              In this music there is honesty; pure understanding or putting forth the effort to understand the emotions that make us do what we do. We write to express and highlight things within ourselves and our culture that we feel hold some sort of significance, good or bad. We deeply connect with the many cultures of the world, traveling and over-involving ourselves with awareness. This music we bring to you is a sonic form of connection, a humbling form of passion, and the advancement of art in form of romance."

              Jon Brion

              Paranorman OST - Glow In The Dark Edition

                US RSD title. We will have a few copies coming in slightly later than the RSD date. Exclusive RSD packaging, limited to 500 copies with 3 different Glow in the Dark variations. Appears clear in daylight, glow RED, BLUE or GREEN in the dark.

                San Fran's Public Release return after something of a hiatus with this slamming house weapon by So Cal hero Jeffrey Brodsky, backed with three divergent remixes from Mark E, Richard Sen and Mike Simonetti. The title cut is a prime time house number which recalls the genre's underground roots through spiralling arpeggios, tweaked-up vocals, and chiming organs. But this isn't just some nostalgic memory, instead Brodsky gives the track some modern muscle via a clean production aesthetic and energetic structure, that locks the vibe in a more contemporary direction. Mark E provides the first remix - it's a move towards the hypnotic, with tribal drums and cascading bells that ought to provide a worthy complement to late night epiphanies, and memorably euphoric moments spent under the mirror ball. Then comes Richard Sen's take, which runs the whole thing through a filter of '80s-style acid house, with a big raw 303 bassline and dubby vocals accented with delays. The final remix duties fall on Mike Simonetti, whose version teases out the song's atmospheric space through tight, heavy drum programming and monolithic washes of synthesizer.


                James Brown / Percee P

                Make It Good To Yourself / Lung Collapsing Lyrics

                The Originals is back once again, this time getting down with the Godfather of Soul himself and the super funky 'Make It Good To Yourself' which appeared on the Black Caesar soundtrack in 1973 but has never before been released on a 45. Loaded with breaks to sample, the label pair James Brown with one of Percee P’s dope early releases, 'Lung Collapsing Lyrics' from 1992, which takes the funky break and slows it down to a hip hop beat. This one's also on 45 for the first time!

                James Brown

                Rapp Payback (Where Iz Moses)

                Totally fantastic 1980 comeback single from James Brown, who'd been somewhat sidelined by the late 70s P-Funk revolution. This is pure disco-funk dancefloor dynamite, and my favourite JB track ever. It's split into two parts over this 45, with part two turning into an extended free-for-all jam.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                7" Info: Ultra limited warehouse find - these are ORIGINAL dinked copies, in ORIGINAL picture 7" disco bags, NOT represses!!

                Jack Bruce

                Fields Of Forever / Drone

                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                  TWO TRACK 7” RECORD STORE DAY ONLY SINGLE

                  LIMITED TO 500 COPIES WORLDWIDE.

                  EXCLUSIVE TO INTERNATIONAL RECORD STORE DAY

                  ESOTERIC ANTENNA is pleased to announce the release of an official Record Store Day limited edition Seven-inch single by the legendary JACK BRUCE. A supremely talented instrumentalist and vocalist, eminently respected by his peers, Jack’s pioneering bass playing style has influenced successive generations of bassists, including such luminaries as Paul McCartney, Jaco Pastorius and Sting, alongside more contemporary musicians such as Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. He is also the possessor of one of the most powerful voices in modern music and a composer of some of the most original and influential music of the past forty-five years. As a songwriter he has written some of popular music’s enduring classics such as ‘Sunshine of Your Love’, ‘White Room’, ‘I Feel Free’ and ‘Theme from an Imaginary Western’.

                  ‘Fields of Forever’ and ‘Drone’ are taken from his stunning new album,“Silver Rails”, his first studio in ten years, recorded at the world famous Abbey Road studios.

                  This release is strictly limited to 500 units, has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and fully restores the original release artwork.

                  QTY FOR UK: 240

                  Jack Bruce Band

                  How's Tricks

                  "How's Tricks" was recorded in 1976 by the second incarnation of the Jack Bruce Band with Hughie Burns, Tony Hymas and Simon Phillips. The highlight of this remastered edition however, is the original line-up of Mick Taylor on guitar, Carla Bley and Ronnie Leahy on keyboards and drummer Bruce Gary performing "Without A Word" included as a bonus track and issued for the first time.

                  Jack Bruce

                  Jet Set Jewel

                  Recorded with the same band that recorded "How's Tricks" in 1976, "Jet Set Jewel" is, if anything, a stronger album. The band of Bruce, Simon Phillips, Hughie Burns, Tony Hymas and Dick Heckstall-Smith (on a couple of tracks) have a greater understanding and the songs are really strong. An irony then that "Jet Set Jewel" has remained unissued since its 1968 recording. This was partly due to Bruce and Robert Stigwood falling out and partly due to Polygram (who were buying Stigwood out) only being interested in punk -it was 78 after all. Such a shame as tracks like "The Best Is Still To Come", "She's Moving On" and the title track are amongst the best songs of his solo career.

                  Jack Bruce

                  Shadows In The Air

                  15 new tracks from ex-Cream bassist, Glasgow's finest Jack Bruce. He has Eric Clapton helping him out on "White Room" and "Sunshine Of Your Love" and Gary Moore plays some great guitar on another stand out track "Heart Quake"

                  Jeff Buckley

                  Grace

                    Originally released in 1994, Jeff Buckley's solo debut "Grace" is now considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 90s. "Grace" displays a dazzling array of influences from an artist still developing his craft.

                    Jeff Buckley

                    Grace - 180g Vinyl Edition

                    "Grace" is the only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, originally released on August 23, 1994. After the death of Jeff Buckley in 1997, the album grew to be one of the most important album's of the 90s. The album was produced by Andy Wallace who had mixed Nirvana's album "Nevermind".

                    In addition to seven original songs, the album included three covers: "Lilac Wine", based on the version by Nina Simone, "Corpus Christi Carol", from Benjamin Britten's A Boy Was Born and "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Jeff recorded the album with bassist Mick Grondahl, drummer Matt Johnson and guitarist Michael Tighe.

                    Originally released in 1994, Jeff Buckley's solo debut "Grace" is now considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 90s. "Grace" displays a dazzling array of influences from an artist still developing his craft. This 'Legacy Edition' includes a newly remastered version of the album as well as a second disc of recordings showcasing Jeff's expansive interest in various genres. In addition, this brilliant collection includes a bonus DVD featuring unseen footage and all the "Grace" videos. Also included is a deluxe 24 page booklet containing rare or unseen photos.

                    Jeff Buckley

                    Grace Around The World

                      Nearly fifteen years ago, the world was introduced to a young singer/songwriter from New York named Jeff Buckley. His debut album Grace became one of the most acclaimed and influential albums of his generation. To promote the album, Jeff and his band embarked a seemingly un-ending tour – taking them all over the globe from 1994 to 1996. Because the album had no "hit single", Jeff was constantly tinkering with his setlists – both on stage and on TV. He therefore performed almost every track from Grace at least once in his many appearances on local broadcasts around the globe. Now, for the first time, the very best of those performances have been tracked down and compiled into the definitive visual document of the Grace world tour.
                      This limited edition CD and 2xDVD package features a 12 track CD of previously unavailable 'live' tracks plus a 17 track DVD of 'live' footage, MTV interview and the "Hallelujah" video along with the "Amazing Grace" film.
                      This hour long film is a look at the legacy and phenomenon of Jeff Buckley that has been officially sanctioned by Jeff's mother and estate and created by first time filmmakers and fans of Jeff. It's a very indie and intimate look at his relationship to his music. There are rare performances, footage and interviews. There are also interviews with a variety of artists of that pay tribute to Jeff Buckley and how he influenced them (painter, dancer, poets, singers, etc).
                      This limited edition version also includes a 24 page booklet, 2-sided fold-out poster, backstage laminate, tour announcement press release, tour dates postcard and three photo print postcards.

                      For his proposed second album, Jeff Buckley recorded an album's worth of material with producer Tom Verlaine. Deciding that the sound wasn't quite right, the perfectionist Buckley, moved to Memphis to record the album all over again. But then disaster stuck, and Buckley died in a freak accident, disappearing under the waves of the Mississippi River, and the album was never finished. His mother and his record label decided to round up the existing tracks he had been working on, including the Verlaine sessions, and released them as this two CD set, "Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk". It is a poignant and fitting epitaph for an unfulfilled talent.

                      Jeff Buckley

                      Grace - Vinyl Extra Edition

                        New vinyl series from Sony Legacy UK. "Vinyl Extra" are classic albums, re-issued on heavyweight 180gm black vinyl, including a card slipcase CD insert.

                        "Grace" is the only complete studio album by Jeff Buckley, originally released on August 23, 1994. After the death of Jeff Buckley in 1997, the album grew to be one of the most important album's of the 90s. The album was produced by Andy Wallace who had mixed Nirvana's album "Nevermind".

                        In addition to seven original songs, the album included three covers: "Lilac Wine", based on the version by Nina Simone, "Corpus Christi Carol", from Benjamin Britten's A Boy Was Born and "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. Jeff recorded the album with bassist Mick Grondahl, drummer Matt Johnson and guitarist Michael Tighe.

                        Jeff Buckley

                        Live At Sin-e - Legacy Edition

                        Columbia finally get around to giving the EP (long only available on import) the deluxe 'Legacy Edition' treatment. Expanding the original four tracks over a boggling two discs, this album was actually taken from a number of performances over a few months. Embryonic "Grace" originals sit alongside an array of covers that run the gamut of musical eclecticism; Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Led Zeppelin. One wonders how he managed to have such a wonderful voice, broad musical tastes and the ability to reinvent them so uniquely, AND to be able to do it all with just a voice and guitar. An essential testament to one of the most talented artists in the history of popular music.

                        The 19 year old singer songwriter from Nottingham releases his much anticipated debut album. He recently supported The Stone Roses in a secret London gig and Noel Gallagher personally requested Jake to join him and his High Flying Birds on tour in Europe and the US.

                        Jake Bugg is back with his brand new record 'Shangri La', following his debut “Jake Bugg” and coming just over a year since that record went straight to Number 1 and sending him into the record books as the youngest solo male to debut at the top of the charts with their first release. It’s fast-approaching sales of one million worldwide and cemented him as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent years. Now hooked up with legendary producer Rubin, he is set to scale new heights. His new album is a much more fully-formed piece of work than its predecessor and is a stand out release of this or any year.

                        On top of the success of his debut, Jake has toured with Noel Gallagher and Snow Patrol in the US. He is currently nominated for two Q Awards (Best New Act, Best Solo Act) and the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. These nominations follow similar nods at this year’s Brit and NME Awards. He drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at Glastonbury, as well as at Reading/Leeds Festival, T In The Park and Summer Sonic in Japan. He returned to Nottingham to headline Splendour this summer, a triumphant homecoming show in front of 17,000 adoring fans.

                        Jake Bugg is back with his brand new record 'Shangri La', following his debut “Jake Bugg” and coming just over a year since that record went straight to Number 1 and sending him into the record books as the youngest solo male to debut at the top of the charts with their first release. It’s fast-approaching sales of one million worldwide and cemented him as one of the most exciting new talents to emerge in recent years. Now hooked up with legendary producer Rubin, he is set to scale new heights. His new album is a much more fully-formed piece of work than its predecessor and is a stand out release of this or any year.

                        On top of the success of his debut, Jake has toured with Noel Gallagher and Snow Patrol in the US. He is currently nominated for two Q Awards (Best New Act, Best Solo Act) and the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. These nominations follow similar nods at this year’s Brit and NME Awards. He drew one of the biggest crowds of the weekend at Glastonbury, as well as at Reading/Leeds Festival, T In The Park and Summer Sonic in Japan. He returned to Nottingham to headline Splendour this summer, a triumphant homecoming show in front of 17,000 adoring fans.

                        Jeff Burch's first solo full-length album is comprised of two expansive instrumental compositions anchored by beautiful old acoustic guitars and a modular synthesizer. He hoists his sounds up through the remnants of the 60's downtown drone spirit, through the fetid fruits of post-war central Europe and the scattered output of present-day suburban outsiders. The arrangements shift gracefully from floods of lush string texture to driving guitar and drum motif, from ebbs of brass and deep electric sine wave to thick hazes of clanging din and steely whine.

                        Composed, recorded and mixed between 2010 and 2012. Recorded with Casey Rice/Designer (Tortoise, Dirty Three) at Classicx, Melbourne and Jamie Kennedy (of Surf City) at Henry Street Studios, New York City Featuring guest percussion by Stephen James (Songs, Rand and Holland), electric guitar by Tres Warren (Psychic Ills, Compound Eye, Messages), tenor saxophone by Marcus Whale Mastered by Patrick Klem (Sonic Youth, Six Organs of Admittance, The Dead C) at Klemflastic Sound, Phoenix.

                        Originally from the crystalline shores of northern New Zealand, Jeff now resides in New York City's torrid Lower East Side. Head of imprint The Spring Press, he has also founded numerous groups in both New Zealand and Australia.

                        Johnny Burnette And The Rock 'N Roll Trio

                        Rock A Billy Boogie

                        20 of the premium rockabilly tracks recorded by the legendary Johnny Burnette & The Rock N Roll Trio. Includes the iconic 'The Train Kept A Rollin' covered by many artists such as The Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin etc. Brothers Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette were close friends of Elvis on the Memphis rockabilly scene of the mid 1950s. Johnny Burnette and Dorsey B were the original wild men of rock. Scotty Moore - Elvis’s guitarist - booked them for a few dates, but had to drop them they were so inclined to get into fights on stage, and with the audience. Johnny Burnette’s biggest hits were with the teen pop of 'Dreamin' and 'You’re Sixteen', but it was the work with the Rock N Roll Trio - no more than a clutch of recordings, that only achieved regional success at the time- that carved him a place in rock history,all of which are included here.


                        Jesse Butler With Freddie & The Continental Playboys

                        Dancing Fever / Tear Drops And Pennies

                        "Dancing Fever" is an obscure ‘unknown’ blues blastin’ twisting dance ditty with thrashing guitar. It comes backed with the pleading blues-soul smoocher "Tear Drops And Pennies".


                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        7" Info: Limited dinked reissue with replica US label artwork. 500 copies only.

                        Julie Byrne

                        Melting Grid / Emeralds

                        "I saw Julie Byrne play out in the sticks at SXSW this year in Austin and totally blew me away, on a psych folk tip - reminded me of Linda Perhacs, Karen Dalton and Vashti Bunyan, that good. We are stoked to be releasing a seven inch on pink vinyl of two select tracks Melting Grid and a direct to tape version of Emeralds." - Static Caravan.

                        “The songs of Julie Byrne are hushed and mysterious. Close-miked within the natural reverb of windowless rooms, utlising fingerpicked nylon-strung guitar and Byrne’s rich sequestered voice, they unfold from bare folk simplicity to abstracted tales of home life and longing that conjure up a simultaneous feeling of warm cabin intimacy and a deep interior sadness.” – MOJO Magazine.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd 7" Info: Limited pink vinyl.

                        'I believe the use of noise to make music will continue and increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard.' - John Cage 1937. Although John Cage occasionally worked in large, sophisticated studios - for example, when he composed Fontana Mix in 1958 - his approach to electronic and tape music was often uncomplicated, makeshift, and pragmatic, employing simple tabletop devices: tape machines, phonograph cartridges, contact microphones, record players, portable radios, etc. He developed a soundworld that was utterly new, radical and demanding. It heralded the age of the loudspeaker, mass communication and Marshall McLuhan's 'global village.' The hiss, crackle and hum of electronic circuits, and the disembodied sounds, snatched by radio from the ether, spoke of the 20th century.

                        Langham Research Centre works within the tradition firmly established by Cage, using resources that would have been available to him. For the realisation of Cartridge Music, moving iron phonograph pickups were sourced and restored. These have a knurled screw designed to hold a steel phonograph needle and, in the piece, other objects are inserted and amplified: pieces of wire, toothpicks, paperclips, etc. The realisation of Fontana Mix includes the individual mono tracks from Cage's original tapes created in 1958. These are played using open-reel tape machines. These practices ensure we work within the limitations that Cage experienced and enable us to get close to the soundworld he inhabited. (Robert Worby, LRC).

                        This unique collaboration was originally released in 1971 and saw Cale (fresh from his ground-breaking work as a member of the Velvet Underground and now finding his feet as a solo artist) and Riley (noted for his highly influential works “In C” and “A Rainbow in Curved Air”) create a work of atmosphere and uniqueness. All instrumental, with the exception of the song “The Soul of Patrick Lee”, “Church of Anthrax” was the perfect melding of the experimental genius of two unique musicians. Hard to catagorise, the album was recorded a year prior to its release by Columbia in February 1971 and actually preceded Cale’s first solo album.

                        John Cale & Friends (Lou Reed, Patti Smith, David Byrne, Allen Lanier, Mick Ronson, And Chris Spedding)

                        Live At The Ocean Club In New York, July 21, 1976

                          The night of July 21, 1976 was a star-studded and memorable one for Downtown NYC music fans, as John Cale, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, David Byrne (of the Talking Heads), Allen Lanier (of Blue Oyster Cult), Mick Ronson (David Bowie), and guitar guru Chris Spedding regaled fans with a slew of Cale classics like “Guts”, “Buffalo Ballet” and “I Keep a Close Watch” as well as the Velvets’ “I’m Waiting For the Man”, and the Modern Lovers’ “Pablo Picasso” (which was produced by John Cale for the Modern Lovers’ 1976 LP). And as if all this weren’t already enough, recording the performance was Andy Warhol himself! Do not miss this slice of music history!

                          John Cale

                          Sun Blindness Music

                          These pieces derive their origin from reel to reel Recordings made in the 1960's on the Lower East Side in New York's bohemian artist communes. The 43 minute title track is heavily influenced by Terry Riley's solo organ improvisational minimalism (Cale and Riley would later collaborate on "Church of Anthrax"). The eleven minute "Summer Heat" is an opressive guitar track and the final track is pure electronic sound.

                          John Callaghan

                          It Might Never Happen

                          Ten years after his first single appeared on the legendary Warp Records, John Callaghan's long-awaited debut album is released by Uncharted Audio. Describing himself as an 'unusual songwriter/performer of thoughtful and spiky electronica from Birmingham', he created a stir with "I'm Not Comfortable Inside My Mind" and "You've Got Your Memories, I've Got My Dreams" – two super-collectable vinyl-only releases on Warp. His remarkable live show has graced many a stage across a variety of Europe's more open-minded venues. The album's themes include the human body, our relationship with it and with our clothing – not surprising since he counts nude modelling among his professions. John describes the album as 'my own soundtrack for my life' – the tracks span a period from 1994-2007. Musically it's unlike anything else: a riff played on a fork is pitch-shifted into a gorgeous melody, a buzzing fly is transformed into a throbbing bassline and all manner of vocal chopping and tomfoolery provide the perfect foil.

                          Straight out of Essex songsmith James Canty brings his riotous acoustic guitar led band to the forefront of the altfolk genre. With crafted songs and reflective lyrics entwined with explosive live performances, echoing Fleet Foxes, ALT-J and Scroobius Pip; Canty proves both a prolific writer and eccentric stage persona.

                          His debut release 'Shark In The Shallows' is out now on limited edition 7” vinyl.

                          "This 6 song symphony of sound juxtaposed with chaos and long stills of almost nothing starts the only way I’d expect it to. The first track “Ballast” comes in with murderous hits, cracks, and drills. It’s hard to put into words exactly what you are listening to. And, that’s what I love about Mr. Cary’s tracks. But, somehow Jeff has forged a signature sound. I have been listening to noise for awhile now. I haven’t hear anything quite like it.

                          [3:30] as a full body of work is not just a digitally distorted camero with the gas pedal to the floor going through a time warp. It is dynamic and almost peaceful at times. With tracks like “Phosphor” and “Node” where you find yourself lost in an ambient sound scape of breathed gesters and things off in the distance. I admire Jeff’s way of knowing when to hold back or be minimal in his approach while yet still having some sort of rage you can’t quite pinpoint but you know it’s there and you can feel it and it’s about to burst and you like it.

                          I have seen Jeff live countless times. I got a chance to see him at one of his most recent performances at Club K where he performed a few of these new tracks live. Being a drummer for over 15 years I tend to latch onto the rhythm of any song I hear. Even in noise I somehow subconsciously makeup a beat I bop my head up and down to. I noticed that I didn’t have to magically make an esoteric drum section for Jeff’s performance. It was already there. Tracks like “1001″ make you feel as a drummer or drum machine is being forced through a grinder with a distortion pedal in the chain.

                          It’s a very purifying experience listening to Jeff Carey‘s works on [3:30]. It’s not for everyone.. But, it sure is hell for noise enthusiasts like me. But, hey.. If you’ve never listened to a “noise” artist before or haven’t gotten down with that scene. Try it out. You might just like this one." - Gutter Magazine.

                          Jean Carn

                          Don't Let It Go To Your Head / We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do

                          Expansion Records and Philadelphia International Records (PIR) have got together for a series of souvenir 7” single releases to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the iconic green label. Special PIR 40 logo and design will utilised for the label and 7” range sleeve for this collector’s series. There will be a limited 500 run of each release.

                          On side A we get Jean's super 2-step soul classic "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", which is backed by the smoother "We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do".


                          Jean Carn

                          Time Waits For No One / Free Love

                          Two more super disco smashes for you, by way of Jean Carn and that amazing voice. On side-A "Time Waits For No One" is a string soaked paean to a broken heart (as per usual), written by McFadden & Whitehead and delivered with that killer vocal, there's a nice break in the middle hinting at Melba Moore's "Standing Right Here". On the flip "Free Love" ploughs a similar furrow, this time written by Gamble Huff.

                          John Carpenter

                          Lost Themes

                            John Carpenter, the Legendary Director and Composer behind Halloween, Escape From New York, They Live, Assault on Precinct 13 and many more announces his debut solo album ‘Lost Themes’ out February 3rd on Sacred Bones Records. In anticipation of his debut release, Carpenter shares a new track “Vortex,” a custom-designed video for “Vortex” set to clips from different Carpenter films and the full album artwork and track list.



                            John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre’s most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he’s both directed and scored. The themes that drive them can be stripped to a few coldly repeating notes, take on the electrifying thunder of a rock concert, or submerge themselves into exotic, unholy miasmas. It’s work that instantly floods his fans’ musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, lightning-fisted kung fufighters, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell. Lost Themes asks Carpenter’s acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.

                            “Lost Themes was all about having fun,” Carpenter says. “It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I’m used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they’re supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It’s just fun. And I couldn’t have a better set-up at my house, where I depended on (collaborators) Cody (Carpenter, of the band Ludrium) and Daniel (Davies, who scored I, Frankenstein) to bring me ideas as we began improvising. The plan was to make my music more complete and fuller, because we had unlimited tracks. I wasn’t dealing with just analogue anymore. It’s a brand new world. And there was nothing in any of our heads when we started other than to make it moody.”

                            As is Carpenter’s style, repetition is the key to the thundering power of these tracks, their energy swirling with shredding chords, soaring organs, unnerving pianos and captivating percussion. Singularly titled to inspire dread with such names as “Vortex,” “Dominion,” “Abyss,” and “Purgatory,” but all linked into a unified whole, Lost Themes has a mesmerizing power. Horror fans will be reminded of Carpenter’s past works, as well as ancestors like Mike Oldfeld’s Tubular Bells and the raging guitars and chiming percussion of Goblin’s Suspiria. “’Both classical music and rock and roll are part of my musical language, which is riff-driven,” Carpenter explains. “So if you listen carefully, I’m sure you can hear some echoes from my past. But I’m sure that’s true of any composer. You just bring your music along with you.”

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            2xLtd LP Info: Super limited black and white vinyl edition.

                            John Carpenter And Alan Howarth

                            Halloween II - Clear Vinyl Edition

                              Death Waltz Recording Co. present Halloween II Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth. Original art by Brandon Schaefer. Includes sleeve notes from Alan Howarth & Brandon Schaefer.

                              Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to present the return of one of horror's scariest boogeymen, as well as one of the genre's most iconic theme tunes with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to Halloween II. Set directly after the events of the first film, Rick Rosenthal's sequel sets itself up as the slasher equivalent of The Empire Strikes Back, making a family connection between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers while getting some good kills in at the same time. Carpenter and Howarth's score is beefier and more intense than before, using layers of electronics to drive the audience to madness.

                              As before, Myers aka “The Shape” is propelled by that theme, souped up with a new and more powerful arrangement from Carpenter and Howarth. Halloween II is more overtly synth and is perhaps less focused than the original score, although that certainly means it's nastier and more schizophrenic. The score also brings back the evocative 'Laurie's Theme', incorporating into a score full of harrowing musical effect, its synthesised howls and wails piercing your ears so that by the time 'Mr. Sandman' comes around, you'll feel just like the final girl, delirious at having survived the aural ordeal. And that's just when The Shape wakes up.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Ltd LP Info: 180g frosted clear vinyl.

                              John Carpenter And Alan Howarth

                              Halloween III: Season Of The Witch - Clear Vinyl Expanded Edition

                                Death Waltz Recording Co. present Halloween III Brand new remaster for 2014 taken from the original analog tape and including 11 never before released cues exclusive to this record. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth. Original art by Jay Shaw.

                                Deluxe reissue includes 400 gsm Gatefold sleeve and contains exclusive by Director Tommy Lee Wallace , Artist Jay Shaw and film expert Kim Newman also includes an interview with John Carpenter by Joseph Burnett.

                                Death Waltz Recording Company is proud to return another previous release to its ranks a true classic of horror cinema scoring, with John Carpenter and Alan Howarth's score to Halloween III: Season Of The Witch. Bravely dumping the character of Michael Myers, the film instead looked at the concept of Halloween itself as a subject, with a mystery involving an Irish toymaker, three gruesome masks, and a chunk of Stonehenge. Eviscerated on release, it's now been re-evaluated as an underrated picture, not least because of Carpenter and Howarth's score.

                                Whilst it left the original themes at home, Halloween III still has a plentiful array of musical delights to scare the living daylights out of you. The main title has a palpable sense of dread, with low droning synths providing a backdrop for high-pitched lines representing a television signal. Edged notes along with a foreboding rhythm provide high tension along with stabbing wild synths, while a certain piece of driving music gives a sense of fate dragging you to a very bloody and nasty death. And then there's the Silver Shamrock theme. 

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Ltd LP Info: 180g orange vinyl.

                                John Carpenter

                                Assault On Precinct 13 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                Death Waltz Recording Company are very proud to be releasing one of the most seminal electronic scores in film history. Recorded in just one day, this minimal electro masterpiece by Director/Composer John Carpenter has been sampled by Afrika Bammbaataa, Tricky and covered countless times. This newly remastered version has been approved by director John Carpenter himself who has also supplied brand new and exclusive sleevenotes.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                LP Info: 180gram plain vanilla coloured vinyl cut at 45rpm housed inside a gatefold tip on casebound jacket with spot UV varnish & 8 page fold out booklet featuring sleevenotes by Director / Composer John Carpenter, star Austin Stoker & essays on the film and score by Fangoria editor Chris Alexander and composer Clint Mansell. Brand new exclusive artwork by Jay Shaw.

                                CD Info: CD comes in a three panel fold out sleeve with pop up CD mechanism and features sleevenotes by John Carpenter.

                                Death Waltz Recording Co. present They Live

                                Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth

                                Original art by Gary Pullin

                                Deluxe reissue includes an interview with John Carpenter by Luke Y.Thompson, sleeve notes from Alan Howarth & Gary Pullin & an article exploring the illuminati in They Live by Vigilant Citizen.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Ltd LP Info: 180g frosted clear vinyl.

                                Written and recorded over the past year, the album features Casablancas and Voidz band members Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai (Salt & Pepper) – guitar, Jeff Kite – keyboards, Jake Bercovici – bass, Alex Carapetis – drums and was produced by Shawn Everett.

                                The album incorporates world underground music from the 70s and 80s, hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.

                                Of the album's title Casablancas says, "Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter)."

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                Ltd LP Info: Details of the vinyl TBC.

                                Julian Casablancas + The Voidz

                                Tyranny - USB Lighter Sleeve Edition

                                  USB lighter sleeve - Limited edition lighter sleeve containing the 12-track album as high quality MP3s on a built in USBflash drive. Features custom Julian Casablancas+The Voidz artwork.

                                  Written and recorded over the past year, the album features Casablancas and Voidz band members Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai (Salt & Pepper) – guitar, Jeff Kite – keyboards, Jake Bercovici – bass, Alex Carapetis – drums and was produced by Shawn Everett.

                                  The album incorporates world underground music from the 70s and 80s, hardcore/punk and modern harmony, using modern and analog recording and sampling techniques.

                                  Of the album's title Casablancas says, "Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter)."

                                  Johnny Cash

                                  16 Biggest Hits

                                    'I Walk The Line', 'Ring Of Fire', 'A Boy Named Sue', '(Ghost) Riders In The Sky'... and 12 other big country hits from the Man in Black.


                                    Johnny Cash

                                    American II: Unchained - Back To Black Edition

                                      This second release in the American Recordings series saw Cash collaborate with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. Once again the album featured self penned songs alongside covers, but this time he covered some more contemporary artists too, including Soundgarden and Beck.

                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                      Ltd LP Info: Available on 180g vinyl in the UK for the first time.

                                      Johnny Cash

                                      American III: Solitary Man

                                      The third, and to my mind the best of the American Recordings releases. I don't think there's a bad track on this at all, and some of the cover-versions are just awesome. Includes covers of Nick Cave's "Mercy Seat", Will Oldham's "I See A Darkness"(with vocals from Will Oldham), Neil Diamond's "Solitary Man" and "One" by U2.

                                      Johnny Cash

                                      American III: Solitary Man - Back To Black Edition

                                        Arguably the best of the American Recordings series.
                                        Once again Cash worked with Tom Petty on a couple of tracks including the Neil Diamond-penned "Solitary Man".
                                        The album also includes stunning covers of Bonnie Prince Billy, Nick Cave and U2.

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        Ltd LP Info: Available on 180g vinyl in the UK for the first time.

                                        Johnny Cash

                                        American IV: The Man Comes Around - Back To Black Edition

                                          Following the same path as the previous American Recordings, this album features some of his best songwriting for some time, along with possibly two of the most famous of his cover versions: Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' and Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt'.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          2xLtd LP Info: Available on 180g vinyl in the UK for the first time.

                                          Johnny Cash

                                          American Recordings

                                          The first release in a series of albums for Rick Rubin's American Recordings, is a suberb collection of Cash songs, and stunning cover versions.

                                          Johnny Cash

                                          American Recordings - Back To Black Edition

                                            Originally released on Rick Rubin's American Recordings label in 1994, this album marked a welcome return for the country music legend and gained him a whole new generation of fans.

                                            The album, which combines Cash originals along with covers of classic country and folk standards, was recorded at his Tennessee cabin by Rick Rubin. The stripped back nature of the the recording, just him and his acoustic guitar, demonstrates perfectly the range and emotion in Cash's voice.
                                            A stunning album.

                                            Johnny Cash

                                            American V: A Hundred Highways

                                            In the months leading up to his passing on September 12, 2003, Johnny Cash had been recording new material with producer Rick Rubin. "American V: A Hundred Highways", is the result from those sessions including the last song Cash ever wrote, "Like the 309". Rick Rubin sums up the album, 'these songs are Johnny's final statement. They are the truest reflection of the music that was central to his life at the time. This is the music that Johnny wanted us to hear.' - Rick Rubin

                                            Johnny Cash

                                            American V: A Hundred Highways - Back To Black Edition

                                              The vocals for these tracks were recorded in 2002 and 2003, before Johnny's death on 12 September 2003 at the grand old age of 71. Rick Rubin, who had worked with him on all the previous American Recordings added overdubs later, to complete the recording.
                                              By the time of this recording Cash was in poor health and suffered the loss of his wife June in May 2003. He visits familiar themes: Love, Life, Death and God and they seem somehow much more poignant this time around.
                                              As you'd expect from The Man In Black, he bowed out in style.

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              Ltd LP Info: Available on 180g vinyl in the UK for the first time.

                                              Johnny Cash

                                              American VI: Ain't No Grave - Back To Black Edition

                                                Originally released in 2010 to mark what would have been Johnny Cash's 78th birthday, this album compiled by Rick Rubin, features songs recorded during the same sessions as 'American V', shortly before Johnny's death.
                                                The songs this time around are rooted in the gospel roots of his childhood and it's a deeply moving, spiritual album.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd LP Info: Available on 180g vinyl in the UK for the first time.

                                                Out Among The Stars is a remarkable new album comprised of 12 recently discovered Johnny Cash studio recordings. The tracks were originally recorded in Nashville in 1981 and 1984 and produced by Billy Sherrill. The album features duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings plus songs penned by Cash himself.

                                                The recordings, which have never been released in any form, are not demos, outtakes or alternate versions. They remained in the vaults during the years Columbia Records released Johnny Cash's last albums for the label and were subsequently forgotten.

                                                The recordings first surfaced in 2012, when John Carter Cash was cataloging his father's and mother's exhaustive archives. "When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material," he says. "We found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s…they were beautiful."

                                                Out Among The Stars is a great lost Johnny Cash album connecting the revolutionary rockabilly of his Sun Records years to the epochal final albums he made for American Recordings. Thirty years in the making, Out Among The Stars is a classic Johnny Cash album, about to be heard for the very first time.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd LP Info: 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

                                                Johnny Cash

                                                The Legend Of

                                                  Originally a single-disc compilation album of country music singer Johnny Cash's career. It is the first such album to contain material from Cash’s American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun and Columbia.

                                                  Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Carl Perkins

                                                  Class Of '55 (Back To Black Vinyl Reissue)

                                                    Originally released in 1986. The 4 giants of rock ‘n’ roll come together to pay tribute to the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.

                                                    As with all Back 2 Black vinyl re-issues they’re faithful to the original vinyl release and they’re all pressed on 180gram vinyl and come complete with a Digital Download for the album.

                                                    Johnny Cash

                                                    A Concert Behind Prison Walls

                                                    Johnny Cash, the 'Man In Black', is one of the most influential musical figures of the last 50 years. His deep, resonant voice and sparse guitar style have given him an instantly recognisable sound that manages to sit somewhere between folk, rock and country. This concert was recorded at the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville in 1976. It is one of only two of his prison concerts that were filmed for broadcast. It features Cash with special guests Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing a selection of their biggest hits such as "Folsom Prison Blues", "Orange Blossom Special", "A Boy Named Sue" and Ronstadt's version of the Eagles' "Desperado".


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