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Pearls Before Swine

The Wizard Of Is

    Remastered and re-appraised 31-track collection of Pearls Before Swine rarities from the private tape collection of the late, great Tom Rapp. Also available as an expanded 45 track double CD collection.

    For the first time on vinyl, this beautiful collection brings together alternate versions of Rapp originals ‘The Jeweler’, ‘Translucent Carriages’ and ‘Rocket Man’. It also includes jaw-dropping covers of Rapp’s contemporaries Cohen, Dylan and Joni Mitchell, with bonus download material featuring seven amazing live versions plus a never before released intimate show at The Other End circa 1976.

    A goldmine of possibilities from a prospector with a silver tongue and stories to tell. ‘The Wizard Of Is’ is a weird and wonderful trip inside its creator’s mind, from sonnets and space hymns to stories of revolution and the war. It’s an American Gothic fantasy that straddles old tyme America and the outer edges of an imagined stratosphere.

    “Extremely influential.” Rolling Stone.
    “A more intoxicating version of folk psychedelia.” Wire magazine.
    “Shimmering folk hymns.” Spin magazine.
    “Unabashedly poetic.” Crawdaddy.

    TRACK LISTING

    VINYL
    Side A
    A1 Where Is Love?
    A2 Butterflies (Alternate Version)
    A3 Love, You Are Not Alone
    A4 Grace Street
    A5 Translucent Carriages (Alternate Version)
    A6 Space
    Side B
    B1 Rocket Man (Alternate Version)
    B2 City Of Gold (Alternate Version)
    B3 For Free
    B4 Wizard Of Is (Alternate Version)
    B5 Riegal (Alternate Version)
    B6 Sail Away (Alternate Version)
    B7 Footnote/When The War Began
    Side C
    C1 Everybody's Got Pain (Alternate Version)
    C2 Crawling Towards Bethlehem
    C3 I'm Going To The City (Alternate Version)
    C4 Can't Go Back
    C5 Prisoner Of War
    C6 Another Time (Alternate Version)
    C7 If You Don't Want To (I Don't Mind) (Alternate Version)
    C8 (Oh Dear) Miss Morse (Alternate Version)
    Side D
    D1 The Jeweler (Alternate Version)
    D2 The Lincoln Dream
    D3 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
    D4 Roadside Hotel
    D5 Song About A Rose (Alternate Version)
    D6 Mary Mary
    D7 Crew Man
    D8 Suzanne
    D9 Oh Sister
    D10 Full Fathom Five/I Shall Not Care
    Bonus Download Tracks
    1 Translucent Carriages (Live)
    2 Island Lady (Live)
    3 Morning Song (Live)
    4 Marshall (Live)
    5 Ballad To An Amber Lady / I Saw The World (Live)
    6 Prayers Of Action / Candle (Live)
    7 Rocket Man (Live)

    CD
    Disc One
    1 Where Is The Love?
    2 Butterflies (Alternate Version)
    3 Love, You Are Not Alone
    4 Grace Street
    5 Translucent Carriages (Alternate Version)
    6 Space
    7 Rocket Man (Alternate Version)
    8 City Of Gold (Alternate Version)
    9 For Free
    10 Wizard Of Is (Alternate Version)
    11 Riegal (Alternate Version)
    12 Sail Away (Alternate Version)
    13 Footnote / When The War Began
    14 Translucent Carriages (Live)
    15 Island Lady (Live)
    16 Morning Song (Live)
    17 Marshall (Live)
    18 Ballad To An Amber Lady / I Saw The World (Live)
    19 Prayers Of Action / Candle (Live)
    20 Rocket Man (Live)
    Disc Two
    1 Everybody's Got Pain (Alternate Version)
    2 Crawling Towards Bethlehem
    3 I'm Going To The City (Alternate Version)
    4 Can't Go Back
    5 Prisoner Of War
    6 Another Time (Alternate Version)
    7 If You Don't Want To (I Don't Mind) (Alternate Version)
    8 (Oh Dear) Miss Morse (Alternate Version)
    9 The Jeweler (Alternate Version)
    10 The Lincoln Dream
    11 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
    12 Roadside Hotel
    13 Song About A Rose (Alternate Version)
    14 Mary Mary
    15 Crew Man
    16 Suzanne (Alternate Version)
    17 Oh Sister
    18 Full Fathom Five / I Shall Not Care
    19 Frog In The Window (Live At The Other End, 1972)
    20 There Was A Man (Live At The Other End, 1972)
    21 The Jeweler (Live At The Other End, 1972)
    22 Another Time (Live At The Other End, 1972)
    23 Every Change Is A Release (Live At The Other End, 1972)
    24 Rocket Man (Live At The Other End, 1972)
    25 Love/Sex (Live At The Other End, 1972)

    Bert Jansch

    Bert At The BBC

      Bert At the BBC is a comprehensive collection of Jansch’s appearances at the BBC, featuring over eight hours of rare and unreleased recordings, including live-on-air spots, studio sessions and full concerts straight from the BBC vaults, delving further into this legendary performer’s canon. Bert Jansch was the very essence of folk music, providing inspiration for everyone from Paul Simon and Neil Young to Led Zeppelin and countless folk revivalists.

      This unparalleled limited-edition compendium is available as a 4xLP and 8xCD set, housed in a coffee-table book set with a lavish 40-page book tracing the recordings from Bert’s earliest moments at the BBC. It includes interviews and insights from Lauren Laverne, Jools Holland, Johnny Marr, Jacqui McShee, Bob Harris, Bernard Butler, Mark Radcliffe and many more. Twenty broadcasters, producers and collaborators contribute at length to the booklet, with great affection for this gentle, maverick genius.

      Bert’s BBC legacy remains the most significant and exciting untapped reservoir of his music. The undeniable advantage of recordings made for broadcast is that they were, by their nature, created for public consumption and, barring live-on-air appearances – which might go well or go badly, but were going out either way – were explicitly signed-off by the artist as representations of his art that were good enough to be heard.

      The set is compiled by Colin Harper, author of Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British folk and blues revival (Bloomsbury, 2000), who contributes detailed liner notes to the package. The release is mastered by IFTA award-winning engineer Cormac O’Kane.

      The vinyl release features 48 tracks on LP and is accompanied by a download card with over six hours of extras spanning 1966–2009, including BBC4’s St Luke’s concert (2003), and a complete Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh concert (2004) for BBC Radio Scotland. It is also available as a special 8xCD set containing all 147 tracks and encased within a coffee-table book.

      Bert Jansch At The BBC is an epic and enduring trail, 45 years in the making.

      “He was that rarity, a musician who really did deserve to be regarded as a legend.” The Guardian.

      “As a guitar player there was no one like him. He was jazz and blues and folk but there was a whole world in there that was just him, esoteric” Johnny Marr.


      TRACK LISTING

      Vinyl Tracklisting:
      Disc One - Side A
      A1 Whiskey Man (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      A2 Running From Home (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      A3 Interview (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      A4 The Wheel (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      A5 Orlando (Top Gear, BBC Radio 1, 1968)
      A6 Thames Lighterman (Night Ride, BBC Radio 1, 1968)
      A7 I Am Lonely (Radio 1 Club, BBC Radio 1, 1969)
      A8 Speak Of The Devil (The Pentangle, BBC Radio 1, 1970)
      Disc One - Side B
      B1 Blues Run The Game (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      B2 Daybreak (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      B3 Running From Home (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      B4 Up To The Stars (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      B5 Heartbreak Hotel (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      B6 Angie (Russell Harty, BBC1, 1982)
      Disc Two - Side C
      C1 Sweet Rose (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      C2 Knight’s Move (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      C3 The Snows (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      C4 Been On The Road So Long (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      C5 Bogie’s Bonny Belle (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      Disc Two - Side D
      D1 Heartbreak Hotel (Anderson On The Box, BBC NI, 1992)
      D2 Stealing The Night Away (Bob Harris, Unbroadcast, 1993)
      D3 Walk Quietly By (Bob Harris, Unbroadcast, 1993)
      D4 Trouble In Mind (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, 1993)
      D5 When The Circus Comes To Town (Later... With Jools Holland, BBC2, 1996)
      D6 The River Bank (Later...with Jools Holland, BBC2, 2000)
      Disc Three - Side E
      E1 High Days (Liz Kershaw, BBC 6 Music, 2004)
      E2 Blues Run The Game (Liz Kershaw, BBC 6 Music, 2004)
      E3 The Auld Triangle (Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008)
      E4 A Woman Like You (Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008)
      E5 It Don’t Bother Me (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 2006
      E6 Angie (Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008)
      Disc Three - Side F
      F1 Empty Pocket Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      F2 Courting Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      F3 Rosemary Lane (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      F4 October Song (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      F5 Summer Heat (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      F6 Texas Cowboy Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      Disc Four - Side G
      G1 Crimson Moon (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      G2 Blackwater Side (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      G3 Train Song (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      G4 Fool’s Mate (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      G5 Carnival (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      Disc Four - Side H
      H1 Running From Home (Celtic Connections, BBC Scotland, 2008)
      H2 In The Bleak Midwinter (Teddy Thompson And Friends, BBC Radio 2, 2008)
      H3 Angie (Radio 2 Folk Awards, BBC Radio 2, 2009)
      H4 Blues Run The Game (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, 2009)
      H5 Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, 2009)
      H6 One For Jo (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, 2009)

      DOWNLOAD CARD: Includes An Additional 6 Hours Of Music From The BBC Archives

      CD Tracklisting:
      Disc 1 (1966–77)
      1. Whiskey Man (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      2. Running From Home (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      3. Interview (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      4. The Wheel (Guitar Club, Light Programme, 1966)
      5. Tic-Tocative (Wonderful Copenhagen, BBC Radio 2, 1967)
      6. The Time Has Come (Wonderful Copenhagen, BBC Radio 2, 1967)
      7. Soho (Top Gear, BBC Radio 1, 1968)
      8. Orlando (Top Gear, BBC Radio 1, 1968)
      9. Thames Lighterman (Night Ride, BBC Radio 1, 1968)
      10. Sarabande (The Pentangle, BBC Radio 1, 1969)
      11. I Am Lonely (Radio 1 Club, BBC Radio 1, 1969)
      12. Reynardine (The Pentangle, BBC Radio 1, 1970)
      13. Speak Of The Devil (The Pentangle, BBC Radio 1, 1970)
      14. Introduction (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      15. Poor Mouth (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      16. Blues Run The Game (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      17. Daybreak (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      18. Pretty Saro (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977
      19. Ask Your Daddy (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      20. If I Had A Lover (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      21. Come Back Baby (Folkweave, BBC World Service, 1977)
      Disc 2 (1980–87)
      1. Poor Mouth (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      2. Running From Home (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      3. Kingfisher (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      4. Let Me Sing (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      5. Sovay (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      6. Alimony (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1980)
      7. Introduction (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      8. Love Is Lost (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      9. Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      10. Up To The Stars (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      11. If I Were A Carpenter (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      12. Sit Down Beside Me (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      13. Is It Real? (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      14. Heartbreak Hotel (In Concert, BBC Radio 1, 1982)
      15. Angie (Russell Harty, BBC1, 1982)
      16. Is It Real? (Round Midnight, BBC Radio 4, 1985)
      Disc 3 (1988–94)
      1. Sweet Rose (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      2. Knight's Move (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      3. Strolling Down The Highway (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      4. This Land Is Your Land (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      5. Ain't No More Cane (Folk On 2, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      6. Been On The Road So Long (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      7. Bogies Bonny Belle (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      8. Sally Free And Easy (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      9. The Snows (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      10. Poor Mouth (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      11. Heartbreak Hotel (Anderson On The Box, BBC NI, 1992)
      12. Stealing The Night Away (Bob Harris, Unbroadcast, 1993)
      13. Walk Quietly By (Bob Harris, Unbroadcast, 1993)
      14. Interview (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, 1993)
      15. Lily Of The West (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, 1993)
      16. Trouble In Mind (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, 1993)
      17. The Bonny Boy (Gloria Hunniford, BBC Radio 2, 1994)
      18. Sally Free And Easy (Gloria Hunniford, BBC Radio 2, 1994)
      19. Interview (Gloria Hunniford, BBC Radio 2, 1994)
      20. Chasing Love (Gloria Hunniford, BBC Radio 2, 1994)
      Disc 4 (1996–2009)
      1. When The Circus Comes To Town (Later... With Jools Holland, BBC2, 1996)
      2. Blackwater Side (Later... With Jools Holland, BBC2, 1996)
      3. She Moved Through The Fair (Cunningham And Co, BBC Radio Scotland, 1998)
      4. The Riverbank (Later...with Jools Holland, BBC2, 2000)
      5. Crimson Moon (Cambridge Folk Festival, BBC4, 2004)
      6. High Days (Liz Kershaw, BBC 6 Music, 2004)
      7. Blues Run The Game (Liz Kershaw, BBC 6 Music, 2004)
      8. Angie (Folk Britannia, BBC4, 2006)
      9. Interview (Freak Zone, BBC6 Music, 2008)
      10. The Old Triangle (Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008)
      11. A Woman Like You (Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008)
      12. Angie (Freak Zone, BBC 6 Music, 2008)
      13. Interview (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 2006)
      14. High Days (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 2006)
      15. It Don't Bother Me (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 2006)
      16. The Old Triangle (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, 2006)
      17. High Days (Celtic Connections, BBC Scotland, 2008)
      18. Running From Home (Celtic Connections, BBC Scotland, 2008)
      19. In The Bleak Midwinter (Teddy Thompson And Friends, BBC Radio 2, 2008)
      20. Angie (Teddy Thompson And Friends, BBC Radio 2, 2008)
      21. Moonshine (Teddy Thompson And Friends, BBC Radio 2, 2008)
      22. Blues Run The Game (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, 2009)
      23. Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, 2009)
      24. One For Jo (Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music, 2009)
      Disc 5 (BBC4 St Luke’s Concert 2003 & Radio 2 Folk Awards 2001)
      1. Introduction (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      2. Blues Run The Game (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      3. Blackwater Side (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      4. Running From Home (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      5. Moonshine (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      6. Angie (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      7. Edge Of A Dream (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      8. Crimson Moon (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      9. Bruton Town (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      10. Train Song (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      11. I've Got A Feeling (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      12. It Don't Bother Me (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      13. Fool's Mate (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      14. The River Bank (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      15. Strolling Down The Highway (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      16. Carnival (60th Birthday Concert, LSO St Lukes, BBC4, 2003)
      17. Presentation Speech (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Radio 2, 2001)
      18. Poison (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Radio 2, 2001)
      Disc 6 (Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 17/8/04, BBC Radio Scotland – Set 1)
      1. Carnival (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      2. Come Back Baby (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      3. Rosemary Lane (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      4. Black Water Side (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      5. She Moved Through The Fair (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      6. Crimson Moon (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      7. The River Bank (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      8. Empty Pocket Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      9. The Old Triangle (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      10. Poison (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      11. October Song (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      Disc 7 (Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 17/8/04, BBC Radio Scotland – Set 2)
      1. Strolling Down The Highway ( Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      2. Angie (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      3. Blues Run The Game (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      4. Lily Of The West (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      5. Down Under (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      6. Summer Heat (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      7. Weeping Willow Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      8. Let Me Sing (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      9. Walking This Road (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      10. La Luna (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      11. Watch The Stars (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      12. It Don't Bother Me (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      13. Step Back (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      14. High Days (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      15. Courting Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      16. A Woman Like You (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      17. Texas Cowboy Blues (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      18. Candy Man (Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Radio Scotland, 2004)
      Disc 8 (Extras 1968–2000)
      1. I Am Lonely (Top Gear, BBC, 1968)
      2. Tree Song (Night Ride, BBC, 1968)
      3. I Got A Woman (Night Ride, BBC, 1968)
      4. I Loved A Lass (Night Ride, BBC, 1968)
      5. The Snows (Unabridged On Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      6. Knight's Move (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      7. This Land Is Your Land (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      8. Strolling Down The Highway (Night Ride, BBC Radio 2, 1988)
      9. Come Back Baby (Look North, BBC Yorkshire, 1994)
      10. Blues Run The Game (We Stayed In With… Jungr & Parker, BBC Radio 2, 1993)
      11. Dobbin's Flowery Vale (We Stayed In With… Jungr & Parker, BBC Radio 2, 1993)
      12. Paper Houses (Bob Harris, GLR, 1998)
      13. How It All Came Down (Bob Harris, GLR, 1998)
      14. Crimson Moon (Edinburgh Fringes, BBC Radio 4, 2000)
      15. The River Bank (Edinburgh Fringes, BBC Radio 4, 2000)
      16. Moonshine (Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2, 2004)
      17. Angie (Radio 2 Folk Awards, BBC Radio 2, 2009)
      18. Crimson Moon (John Bennett, BBC Radio Ulster, 2000)
      19. The River Bank (John Bennett, BBC Radio Ulster, 2000)

      Trees

      Trees (50th Anniversary Edition)

        Trees classic albums, beautifully packaged as a four-disc anniversary edition includes 12” book with liner notes from founder member David Costa and comedian Stewart Lee - Features two new discs of alternate mixes, early demos, BBC session tracks and 2018 live recordings in London - Includes lost demos of ‘Polly On The Shore’ and ‘Streets Of Derry’ It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation and, although ‘Acid Folk’ has now become a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics, and although founder member David Costa feels the original noughties reissue helped consolidate a gathering wave of curiosity, they themselves remain in the shadows. Earth’s new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.

        Trees first album, ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies’ idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias’ own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of ‘Lady Margaret’, ‘Glasgerion’ and the old standard ‘She Moved Thro’ The Fair’, and the extended fade of the group’s own ‘Road’, presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterise the follow up album, ‘On The Shore’.

        There’s a definite shift between the records, the second being darker and more ambivalent. Here Trees don’t tell you what to think. You’re left to formulate your own response to this odd, opaque music. The ‘Streets of Derry’ session version leans into the brain vibrating drone-groove they somehow found at the traditional tune’s centre. ‘Polly On The Shore’, another traditional tune, is one of the definitive moments of English folk rock.

        This special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary.

        “A beautiful hybrid, Trees found a unique space between intimate folk and freewheeling psychedelia. Musically ambitious yet brilliantly balanced, they have left an enduring legacy for those lucky enough to be in on the secret” Edd Gibson, Friendly Fires.

        TRACK LISTING

        Disc One - The Garden Of Jane Delawney (EARTHLP036)
        Side A
        Nothing Special
        The Great Silkie
        The Garden Of Jane Delawney
        Lady Margaret

        Side B
        Glasgerion
        She Moved Thro' The Fair
        Road
        Epitaph
        Snail's Lament

        Disc Two - On The Shore (EARTHLP035)
        Side A
        Soldiers Three
        Murdoch
        Streets Of Derry
        Sally Free And Easy

        Side B
        Fool
        Adam's Toon
        Geordie
        While The Iron Is Hot
        Little Sadie
        Polly On The Shore

        Disc Three - Fore & After (Part 1)
        Side A
        Soldiers Three (Remix 2007)
        Murdoch (Remix 2007)
        Streets Of Derry (Remix 2007)
        Geordie (Remix 2007)

        Side B
        Polly On The Shore (Remix 2007)
        Fool (Remix 2007)
        Polly On The Shore(demo 1970) Previously Unreleased
        Streets Of Derry (demo 1970) Previously Unreleased

        Disc Four - Fore & After (Part 2)
        Side A
        She Moved Thro' The Fair (Demo 1969)
        Pretty Polly (Demo 1969)
        The Great Silkie (BBC 1970) Previously Unreleased
        Soldier's Three (BBC 1970) Previously Unreleased
        Little Black Cloud (demo 1969 )
        Forest Fire ( BBC 1970)

        Side B
        She Moved Thro' The Fair (Live At Cafe Oto 2018)*
        Murdoch (Live At Cafe Oto 2018) *
        Black Widow (2007)
        Little Black Cloud Suite (2007)

        Pearls Before Swine

        The Exaltation Of Tom Rapp

          Featuring many unreleased recordings and rarities from the cult favourite and all endorsed by the Tom Rapp estate. The grand masters of acid folk, Pearls Before Swine outline the genius of leader Tom Rapp on an album created from a dusty box of tapes left behind by the incisive tunesmith. Never before heard recordings remastered to create the perfect route into the essential ‘Balaklava’ and ‘One Nation Underground’ albums that kick started a whole genre. This new vinyl compilation was made in collaboration with, and fully endorsed, by the Tom Rapp estate. 

          TRACK LISTING

          1 State U
          2 Translucent Carriages
          3 Ring Thing (Three Rings)
          4 The Jeweler
          5 Harding Street
          6 New Man
          7 I Saw The World
          8 For The Dead In Space
          9 From The Movie Of The Same Name
          10 Rocket Man
          11 Teacup Kingdom
          12 Images Of April
          13 If You Don’t Want To (I Don’t Mind)
          14 Sin Of Jesus 

          Trees

          The Garden Of Jane Delawney - 2022 Reissue

            Following the recently released and highly praised Trees 50th Anniversary box set on Earth Recordings, Trees reissue their debut album ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ as a standalone release. It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation, a band who helped define ‘Acid Folk’, creating a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics alike. “When we are talking about psych folk or acid folk, we are really talking about music like this by Trees” Stuart Maconie, BBC6 Music. Trees first album, ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies’ idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias’ own songs. The record includes readings of ‘Lady Margaret’, ‘Glasgerion’, the old standard ‘She Moved Thro’ The Fair’, and the extended fade of the group’s own ‘Road’, presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterise the follow up album, ‘On The Shore’. 

            TRACK LISTING

            Nothing Special
            The Great Silkie
            The Garden Of Jane Delawney
            Lady Margaret
            Glasgerion
            She Moved Thro' The Fair
            Road
            Epitaph
            Snail's Lament

            Trees

            On The Shore - 2022 Reissue

              Following the recently released and highly praised Trees 50th Anniversary box set on Earth Recordings, Trees reissue their second album as a standalone release. “A beautiful hybrid, Trees found a unique space between intimate folk and freewheeling psychedelia. Musically ambitious yet brilliantly balanced, they have left an enduring legacy for those lucky enough to be in on the secret” Edd Gibson, Friendly Fires. It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation, a band who helped define ‘Acid Folk’, creating a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics alike. Released just months after their debut second album, ‘On The Shore’ sees a shift from the first record into something darker and more ambivalent with an arcane Englishness. The product of an era characterised by clunky polemic, arcadian sentimentality or English fuzzy-felt surrealism, the album, like all classic records, is so much greater than the sum of its parts. Opening with ‘Soldiers Three’, learned from Dave Swarbrick, the album includes another traditional tune and one of the definitive moments in English folk rock ‘Polly On The Shore’ alongside ’Sally Free and Easy’ and ‘Streets of Derry’. 

              TRACK LISTING

              Soldiers Three
              Murdoch
              Streets Of Derry
              Sally Free And Easy
              Fool
              Adam's Toon
              Geordie
              While The Iron Is Hot
              Little Sadie
              Polly On The Shore

              Sandy Denny

              The Early Home Recordings (RSD22 EDITION)

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                2000 pressed. Double black vinyl LP, compiling the rare Home Recordings of Sandy Denny. Never pressed to vinyl and in partnership with the Sandy Denny estate. Twenty-seven 1960s recordings of pre-Fairport Sandy Denny ñ nearly all making their vinyl debut! This essential collection includes two different demos of her classic "Who Knows Where the Time Goes" (and other songs penned by her - some later recorded by Fairport), plus heartfelt covers of songs by Jackson C. Frank, Fred Neil, and traditional folk songs. The definitive collection of Denny's home demos and authorized by her estate. 

                TRACK LISTING

                1 Blues Run The Game
                2 Milk & Honey
                3 Soho
                4 It Ain't Me Babe
                5 East Virginia
                6 Geordie
                7 In Memory
                8 Love My True Love
                9 Let No Man Steal
                10 Ethusel
                11 Setting Of The Sun
                12 Boxful Of Treasures
                13 Who Knows Where The Time Goes (One 1967)
                14 Carnival
                15 Don't Seem To Know You
                16 Gerrard Street
                17 Motherless Children
                18 Moves Through The Fair
                19 Time Has Come
                20 Little Bit Of Rain
                21 Go Your Own Way My Love
                22 Seven Virgins
                23 Blue Tattoo
                24 Cradle Song
                25 Quiet Land Of Erin
                26 Fotheringay
                27 Who Knows Where The Time Goes (Two 1968)

                Pearls Before Swine

                The Exaltation Of Tom Rapp (RSD22 EDITION)

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                  New compilation, pressed on black vinyl. Featuring many unreleased recordings and rarities from the cult favourite and all endorsed by the Tom Rapp estate. The grand masters of acid folk, Pearls Before Swine outline the genius of leader Tom Rapp on an album created from a dusty box of tapes left behind by the incisive tunesmith. Never before heard recordings remastered to create the perfect route into the essential "Balaklava" and "One Nation Underground" albums that kick started a whole genre. This new double vinyl compilation was made in collaboration with, and fully endorsed, by the Tom Rapp estate. 

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1 State U
                  2 Translucent Carriages
                  3 Ring Thing (Three Rings)
                  4 The Jeweler
                  5 Harding Street
                  6 New Man
                  7 I Saw The World
                  8 For The Dead In Space
                  9 From The Movie Of The Same Name
                  10 Rocket Man
                  11 Teacup Kingdom
                  12 Images Of April
                  13 If You Donít Want To (I Don't Mind)
                  14 Sin Of Jesus

                  Anne Briggs

                  The Time Has Come - 2021 Reissue

                    ‘The Time Has Come’ is an absolute master class on words and guitar twisting into one another - the poetry goes beyond simple observation into deeply personal and profound lore. A timeless document of sweet and haunting melodies. My favorite record of all time.’ Ryley Walker. // "I've never written songs, regularly, because I never considered myself a song-writer. I've only ever really considered myself a ballad singer, which is what is most important to me. The stories... the ancient nature of the situations and the human condition. And obviously, it's changed so much over the centuries that those songs have been sung, but it always retains that essence of something that's universal... to humanity, and I've always wanted to touch that. I think I wanted to understand people; I think I wanted to understand myself. It's a way of finding the truth. I felt I belonged to that music.” Anne Briggs // Offering some of her first original compositions, ‘The Time Has Come’ was a break from tradition in more ways than one for Anne Briggs.

                    Where previous recordings displayed the unaccompanied melodies of her voice, this album - originally released by CBS in 1971 - brings additional instrumentation in the form of guitar and bouzouki. The result is that her vocals are not submerged, but heightened - the plucked strings providing the perfect foil for her crystalline inflection. ‘The Time Has Come’ is a mix of Anne’s own songs alongside some notable covers (Lal Waterson, Steve Ashley, Stan Ellison, Henry McCulloch). All are graced with the quietly self-assured elegance of Anne’s playing, with sounds ranging from the breezy ‘Clea Caught A Rabbit’ to the terrible beauty of ‘Wishing Well’ - each song typifying the bouzouki or guitar style. To say that Anne was an accomplished picker is to do her something of an disservice - the intricacy of her finger-work rivals - and more often than not eclipses - any number of her contemporaries.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1 Sandman's Song
                    2 Highlodge Hare
                    3 Fire And Wine
                    4 Step Right Up
                    5 Ride, Ride
                    6 The Time Has Come
                    7 Clea Caught A Rabbit
                    8 Tangled Man
                    9 Wishing Well
                    10 Standing On The Shore
                    11 Tidewave
                    12 Everytime
                    13 Fine Horseman 

                    Bert Jansch

                    The Ornament Tree - 2021 Reissue

                      The world renowned guitarist, Bert Jansch, has long been celebrated for his innovative playing style, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike.

                      A companion piece to 1966’s Jack Orion, The Ornament Tree gets newly reissued with liner notes from Colin Harper, who wrote the biography of Bert and the new folk Revival, Dazzling Stranger.

                      Bert's eighteenth studio album comprises Scottish and Irish traditional songs. Filled with ballads like the title song and instrumentals ‘The Rocky Road to Dublin’ and ‘Lady Fair’. Tradition is threaded throughout with the accompaniment of Celtic fiddles, flutes and bodhran. It features performances from Maggie Boyle, Peter Boyle, Steve Tilston and Michael Klein.

                      It’s been over thirty years since The Ornament Tree’s initial release, here Jansch continues to prove his importance in contemporary folk with this timeless and invigorating offering.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      A1 The Ornament Tree (Bonny Portmore)
                      A2 The Banks O'Sicily
                      A3 The Rambling Boys Of Pleasure
                      A4 The Rocky Road To Dublin
                      A5 Three Dreamers
                      A6 The Mountain Streams

                      Side B
                      B1 The Blackbirds Of Mullamore
                      B2 Ladyfair
                      B3 The Road Tae Dundee
                      B4 Tramps And Hawkers
                      B5 The January Man
                      B6 Dobbins Flowery Vale

                      Bert Jansch

                      Crimson Moon - 20th Anniversary Reissue

                        One of Bert Jansch’s later recordings, ‘Crimson Moon’ is some of his finest work and sees the musician at the top of his game, with appearances from Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and many more. Earth Recordings revisits the album on its 20th Anniversary with its first standalone cut to vinyl. Originally released in 2000, there is a brooding resonance in ‘Crimson Moon’ centred around his accomplished guitar style that brings his contemplative songwriting to the fore. Traditional ballads have touches of jazz and blues adorned by contributions from guitarists Johnny Marr, Bernard Butler and Johnny “Guitar” Hodge along with guest vocals from Bert’s wife Loren Auerbach (‘My Donald’).

                        The addition of electric guitar subtly compliments Bert’s percussive fingerpicking bringing new depth to his compositions. Title track ‘Crimson Moon’ is a take on traditional song ‘Omie Wise’ and was written about his wife Loren, ‘Caledonia’ conjures pastoral images of Scotland alongside covers of The Incredible String Band’s ‘October Song’, Guy Mitchell’s ‘Singing The Blues’ and Owen Hand’s ‘My Donald’. Otherworldly tale ‘Neptune’s Daughter’ sees a mermaid-like creature recount the death of her relatives from a poison in the sea. Passionate about nature, the song carries an underlying ecological message. Released in his 60s, ‘Crimson Moon’ proves Bert Jansch to still be an innovator and a unique talent

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Caledonia
                        A2 Going Home
                        A3 Crimson Moon
                        A4 Downunder
                        A5 October Song
                        A6 Looking For Love

                        B1 Fool's Mate
                        B2 The River Bank
                        B3 Omie Wise
                        B4 My Donald
                        B5 Neptune's Daughter
                        B6 Singing The Blues

                        Various Artists

                        Dennis Hopper's 'The Last Movie'

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                          Yellow Vinyl.After the incredible success of the film Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper was given complete freedom to direct and star in the bizarre, surrealist The Last Movie ñ released in 1971.Filmed in a drug fuelled haze in Peru with Hopper, Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Dean Stockwell, Michelle Phillips, Russ Tamblyn, and Samuel Fuller ñ there has never been a soundtrack to this film until now! Featuring the first ever performances of Kristofferson's legendary "Me and Bobby McGee" plus sublime country-folk songs from John Buck Wilkin, Peruvian folk & dance music ñ all recorded live on set in Peru ñ nothing was overdubbed! Plus, provocative movie dialogue from Dennis Hopper, Sam Fuller and others ñ coupled with the ambient sounds of the mountains and villages of South America ñ reissue producer Pat Thomas and Hopper Estate archivist Jessica Hundley have assembled a groovy listening experience that will melt minds.Packaging includes rare vintage photos, detailed liner notes, et al.The Last Movie recordings are being released for the first time ever in any audio format ñ taken from the original movie reels!

                          Bert Jansch

                          Avocet (Expanded Anniversary Edition)

                            Newly expanded audio. New liner notes from Pentangle bandmate and collaborator Danny Thompson. Vinyl only, limited to 500 copies worldwide. Expanded 40th anniversary edition, featuring newly discovered live tracks and notes from Pentangle bandmate (and Avocet collaborator) Danny Thompson. Bert Jansch was often quoted as saying “I’m not playing for anyone, just myself” and this feels no more apparent than on 1979’s ‘Avocet’, his beautifully meditative paean to British birds.

                            This isn’t to say that Jansch was throwing commercial success to the wind, or was unaware of his audience, more that this album feels like a uniquely personal reflection of him. (The subject of British birds is one that Jansch held close to his heart. Indeed, just preceding this album was his 1978 split 7” single with Shirley Collins - with proceeds in aid of the RSPB.) For fans of Jansch this is often the album that is singled out as his best work. The freedoms of a post-Pentangle career are much in evidence; folk rock and even trad folk give way to an album that is not only without lyrical accompaniment but really quite orchestral, classical even, in its composition. There are surprises in particular in ‘Lapwing’ (a dirge-like waltz that wouldn’t be out of place on a Nils Frahm album) and ‘Bittern’ (which speaks of Arthur Russell’s more experimental pieces). Featuring ex-bandmate Danny Thompson, alongside Martin Jenkins (Dando Shaft, amongst others) with sleeve notes by Jansch aficionado Colin Harper (author of ‘Dazzling Stranger: Bert Jansch and the British Folk and Blues revival’). This new edition also comprises three never-before heard tracks, recorded live in Italy in in 1977 (‘Bittern’; ‘Kingfisher’; ‘Avocet’), as well as Danny Thompson’s recollections of the making of ‘Avocet’, recorded by Dave Thompson (Mojo Magazine) in typical style. Remastered by Brian Pyle from original tapes. 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            01: Avocet
                            02: Lapwing
                            03: Bittern
                            04: Kingfisher
                            05: Osprey
                            06: Goldfinch Bonus Tracks ( DL Only ) – Recorded Live In Italy, 1977
                            07: Bittern
                            08: Kingfisher
                            09: Avocet

                            Bagpuss, dear Bagpuss

                            Old fat furry cat-puss

                            Wake up and look at this thing that I bring

                            Wake up, be bright

                            Be golden and light

                            Bagpuss, Oh hear what I sing

                            12th of February, 1974, and for an audience of small children at 1:45pm, a life irrevocably coloured by the wayward wonderings of one saggy cloth cat. Some 44 years later and Earth Recordings opens the door to Bagpuss & Co. once again, revealing for the first time the original music in all its newly-mastered splendour.

                            The 32 tracks that make up the main body of the compositions are – like all good folk music – a patchwork of traditional pieces, half-remembered tunes and pure improvisation. It's testament to Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner's musicianship that the recordings work so well, not only within the context of the television episodes, but as an album in its own right. Of the recording, Oliver Postgate (in his exquisite autobiography 'Seeing Things') says: "Between them Sandra and John could play every sort of instrument from a mountain dulcimer to an Irish fiddle. They knew and could sing every tune in the world and didn't bother with written music, except as a last resort. They were exactly suited to Gabriel the Toad and Madeleine the Rag Doll and in those roles were happy to play whatever music and sing whatever songs would be needed."

                            Those songs manifested themselves as reworkings of familiar tunes ('I Saw A Ship'; 'Row Your Boat'; 'Bucket's Burning'), takes on traditional ballads ('Brian O'Lynn'; 'The Frog Princess'; 'Weaving Song'; 'The Old Woman Tossed Up in a Basket') and delicious flights of fancy ('The Bony King of Nowhere'; 'Turtle Calypso'; 'Uncle Feedle'). The counterpart to Madeleine and Gabriel's more polished ditties are the interludes from the mice; a raggle-taggle chorus that accompanies the creatures' efforts of help (with the mice once famously going on strike when they were not permitted sang as they worked). Again, Postgate muses: "Once I had worked out a few episodes I would make a very rough list of the bits where I though music would be appropriate. I would send it to [Sandra and John] to think about. Then we would borrow a fairly silent room in a remote house and, taking the various articles that we intended to celebrate with us, would spend a happy day with a tape recorder, thinking up and recording whatever songs and tunes came to mind."

                            The outtakes provide an intimate – and often very humourous – insight into the trio's work ethic, if it can be called such a thing. (By all accounts they sound as though they're having a very jolly time indeed.) Highlights include alternative opening words and end music, as well as Postgate sound-checking in character as Bagpuss. This never-before heard audio provides a real treat for fans (and indeed those new to the Smallfilms stable) – affirmation again to the enduring quality of these special recordings, and the beloved programme that inspired them.

                            "An accidental classic of the folk-roots underground that we never dared hope we’d hear with such clarity." -Stewart Lee.

                            And so their work was done.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 Opening
                            2 We Will Wash It
                            3 I Saw A Ship
                            4 We Will Rub It
                            5 The Bony King Of Nowhere
                            6 Cat And Bird Tone Phone
                            7 Princess Suite
                            8 The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe
                            9 Row The Boat
                            10 We Will Lace It
                            11 Ballerina Music Box
                            12 Porcupine Song
                            13 Here's A Pin
                            14 We Will Fix It
                            15 Turtle Calypso
                            16 The Elephant's Fable
                            17 The Miller's Song
                            18 We Will Find It
                            19 The Town Band
                            20 Song Of The Flea
                            21 We Will Do It (Undo It)
                            22 The Weaving Song
                            23 Charliemouse Weaving
                            24 Bucket's Burning
                            25 Brian O'Lynn
                            26 Lullaby For Cabbages
                            27 We Will Do It (Go Through It)
                            28 The Old Woman Tossed Up In A Basket
                            29 Mouse Ragtime
                            30 We Will Fold It
                            31Uncle Feedle
                            32 Closing
                            33 Opening Words (Outtake)
                            34 Introducing The Characters (Outtake)
                            35 Characters Waking Up (Outtake)
                            36 Bagpuss Soundcheck
                            37 I Saw A Ship A-Sailing (Alternate Version)
                            38 Mermaid Song
                            39 Captain Bagpuss Poem
                            40 Owls Of Athens Story
                            41 Birdsong
                            42 Princess Suite (Outtake)
                            43 The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe (Outtake)
                            44 Porcupine Song (Outtake)
                            45 Bagpipes
                            46 Brian O'Lynn (Outtake )
                            47 Agricultural Jig
                            48 Percy Pratt Poem
                            49 End Music (Outtake) 


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