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Plasticland
Plasticland is an American Neo-Psychedelic and Garage rock (revival) band, formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1980 by, Glenn Rehse and John Frankovic.

Several guitarists and drummers have been in the band over time, but Glenn Rehse and John Frankovic has remained the core of the band. Dan Mullen was the second guitarist for most of the 1980s recordings.

Color Appreciation (1984), was the original name of their first album, originally released on the French Lolita label.

The duo of Glenn Rehse and John Frankovic, with new bandmates, are still performing, recently opening for Blue Cheer.

In January 2008 John Frankovic and Victor Demechei retired their services from the group. The group has been sustained by Glenn Rehse and new guitarist Leroy Buth (previously of the legendary Milwaukee punk rock group The Lubricants).

•    Newly re-mastered by the band
•    Sought after first album re-issued for the first time in 10 Years
•    Contains two bonus tracks and the fantastic cover version of the Electric Banana (Pretty Things) classic - Alexander
•    New sleeve notes by band members: Glenn Rehse and John Frankovoic
•    Upgraded art work with rare photos and memorabilia
•    The first in a series of Plasticland re-issues
•    This CD is released 21st April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

1.    ALEXANDER
2.    DISENGAGED FROM THE WORLD
3.    HER DECAY
4.    THE GLOVE
5.    SIPPING THE BITTERNESS
6.    THE GARDEN IN PAIN
7.    ELONGATIONS
8.    DRIVING ACCIDENT PRONE
9.    COLOR APPRECIATION
10.  WALLFLOWERS
11.  EUPHORIC TRAPDOOR SHOES
12.  POP! OP DROPS
13.  SECTIONS
14.  RATTAIL COMB
15.  POSING FOR PICTURES
16.  MAGIC ROCKING HORSE
17.  MUSHROOM HILL
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Weight: 200
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library classics recorded for one purpose and taking on a different
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rock market and he duly delivered. A 1971 Deram release, first in
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today such a pressing can set you back over £700 ! RPM presents
it'sfirst legitimate reissue on CD.
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Songs Of Love
Anita Ward hails from that hotbed of Southern Soul music Memphis, TN, and unsurprisingly started her association with music from an early age. Having honed her strong soprano voice singing Gospel in Memphis, Anita recorded with the Rust College A Capella Choir before going on to record with her own Gospel quartet. Anita then concentrated on a career as a teacher but her vocal talents could not be denied so before long her manager had turned her on to song-writer/producer Frederick Knight (who himself had a substantial R&B crossover hit in 1972 with ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ on the Stax imprint) and Knight was so impressed with Anita’s talents that the initial session progressed into a full albums worth of material.
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Despite having a very strong set of songs it was decided that the album was missing a final track so Knight re-worked a song he had written for a previous project and presented it to Anita. She was initially sceptical about the track but the song was recorded with Knight being one of the first to use synth-drums at that time. That track was the now legendary ‘Ring My Bell’, which became the albums only US single. ‘Ring My Bell’ was an instant hit and up-tempo disco classic which eclipsed the success of Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ and Sister Sledges ‘We Are Family’ in the summer of 1979 by reaching the pinnacle across all of the main Billboard singles charts, securing an R&B, Pop and Disco #1 and selling over a million copies in the process, propelling Songs Of Love into the Billboard top ten. The song also topped charts internationally reaching #1 in New Zealand, Norway and the UK.
BBR is very proud to bring you SONGS OF LOVE, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content.
SONGS OF LOVE is essential for all R&B, Soul and Disco fans out there!

Release Date: 25/03/2013

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Velvet Mountain 2CD
NEW REMASTERED 2 CD ANTHOLOGY OF THE COMPLETE UNITED ARTISTS RECORDINGS BY COCHISE
REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered anthology featuring the entire recorded output by the classic British band COCHISE.
Cochise are unsung heroes of British rock of the early 70s. Formed in 1969, the band featured the talents of legendary Pedal Steel Guitar player B.J. Cole, along with Stewart Brown (Vocals, Guitar), Mick Grabham (Lead guitar), Rick Wills (Bass) and John "Willie” Wilson (Drums). The band signed to the UK division of United Artists in 1970, releasing their self-titled debut (with legendary sleeve designed by Hipgnosis) the same year. Over the next two years they recorded two further albums, "Swallow Tales” (which featured guest Steve Marriott) and "So Far” (featuring Roy Otemro on drums). Cochise produced fine music, with influences ranging from rock to Americana, and failed to make a commercial impact at the time. The calibre of the musicians came to be realised following the demise of the band, with B.J. Cole becoming a famed session musician, Mick Grabham joining Procol Harum, Rick Wills performing with Roxy Music, Small Faces and David Gilmour before joining Foreigner and Willie Wilson joining Quiver and later performing with David Gilmour.
This anthology has been newly remastered from the original master tapes and features an illustrated booklet with new essay.

Release Date: 29/04/2013

Track Listing:

DISC ONE

1. VELVET MOUNTAIN
2. CHINA
3. TRAFALGAR DAY
4. MOMENT AND THE END
5. WATCH THIS SPACE
6. 59th STREET BRIDGE SONG (FEELIN’ GROOVY)
7. PAST LOVES
8. PAINTED LADY
9. BLACK IS THE COLOUR
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "COCHISE”

10. LOVE’S MADE A FOOL OF YOU
11. JED COLLDER
12. DOWN COUNTRY GIRLS
13. HOME AGAIN
14. LOST HEARTS
15. STRANGE IMAGES
16. WHY I SING THE BLUES
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "SWALLOW TALES”
DISC TWO

1. ANOTHER DAY
2. AXIOM OF MARIA
3. CAN I BREAK YOUR HEART
4. O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "SWALLOW TALES”

5. WORDS OF A DYING MAN
B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN 1970

6. CAJUN GIRL
7. BLIND LOVE
8. DANCE, DANCE, DANCE
9. SO MANY TIMES
10. DIAMONDS
11. THUNDER IN THE CRIB
12. UP AND DOWN
13. WISHING WELL
14. MIDNIGHT MOONSHINE
TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM "SO FAR”

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Jack Bruce - Silver Rails



Esoteric Antenna is proud to announce the release of the eagerly awaited new studio album by the legendary JACK BRUCE, one of the greatest popular musicians Britain has ever produced. 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’.

"Silver Rails” is Jack’s first studio album in ten years, recorded at the world famous Abbey Road studios.Produced by Rob Cass, "Silver Rails” is a splendid collection of carefully crafted songs written in partnership with lyricists Pete Brown, Kip Hanrahan and Margrit Seyffer. He is joined on the album by a host of celebrated instrumentalists including Phil Manzanera, Robin Trower, Bernie Marsden, Uli Jon Roth, John Medeski, Malcolm Bruce and Cindy Blackman Santana. "Silver Rails” is the next chapter in the recorded legacy of one of popular music’s most respected innovators.


TRACK LISTING:

1.CANDLELIGHT

2.REACH FOR THE NIGHT

3.FIELDS OF FOREVER

4.HIDDEN CITIES

5.DON’T LOOK NOW

6.RUSTY LADY

7.INDUSTRIAL CHILD

8.DRONE

9.KEEP IT DOWN

10.NO SURRENDER


ALSO AVAILABE ON 180G VINLY LP

ALSO AVAILABLE AS A 2 DISC CD/DVD SPECIAL EDITION

 


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North Star
Curved Air features original members SONJA KRISTINA and FLORIAN PILKINGTON-MIKSA with classic era guitarist KIRBY GREGORY.  They are joined by violinist Paul Sax, keyboardist Robert Norton and bass player Chris Harris.

NORTH STAR is the band’s first album featuring new studio material since 1976 !

The full length CD features a mixture of re-recordings, cover songs and seven new original songs, all housed in a lavish digi-pack.  

ALSO AVAILABLE: CURVED AIR – LIVE ATMOSPHERE
(CRVE 001) A lavish digi-pack featuring a full live CD and bonus DVD (NTSC) with a music video and EPK.

      www.curvedair.com



Available 17/03/2014
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