Marks - Alquin

Released on 31/08/09 Alquin were one of the most innovative bands to burst forth on the Dutch Progressive Rock scene of the early 1970's. Adopting a Jazz influenced Progressive rock approach and attaining a sound unique from their contemporaries, the band soon found an appreciative audience throughout Europe with their debut album 'Marks', with British DJ Bob Harris declaring himself an admirer. Originally released on the Polydor label in 1972, this Esoteric Recordings release features the entire album on CD for the first time (as 'Mr. Barnum Jnr's Magnificent and Fabulous City' was omitted from a previous CD issue). The new edition also includes the bonus track ‘Hard Royce' and fully restores artwork and features a new essay….
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Oriental Journey / The Least You Could Do Is Send Me Some Flowers / Soft Royce / Mr. Barnum's Junior's Magnificent And Fabulous City (Live - Previously Unreleased On Cd) / I Wish I Could / You Always Can Change / Marc's Occasional Showers / Catherine's Wig / Bonus Track - Hard Royce
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Bluebell Wood
Big Sleep were a Welsh band whose influence was far beyond their sole album offering released in 1971. The band members (formerly with Eyes of Blue) would all soon head for greater things in bands such as Gentle Giant, Man and Wild Turkey (formed by ex-Jethro Tull bassist Glenn Cornick). An album that features many fine songs and styles, "Bluebell Wood", (originally released on the highly collectable Pegasus label), has been sought after by collectors for many years thanks to its influence and place in the history of British progressive rock and in the annals of Welsh rock. Re-mastered from the original master tapes, "Bluebell Wood" has never sounded so good. This release is sure to appeal to followers of Man and Gentle Giant in particular. The First ever- official CD release for this classic album - now 24-bit re-mastered. Our Price: £10.95

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Somebody’s watching
Released 24/11/08. Esoteric Recordings follow on from the highly successful reissues of Rare Bird s first two albums in 2007 with this classic rock album from 1973, their second release for POLYDOR. Best known for their hit single Sympathy, by the time of this album Rare Bird had changed line-up s, though still retained their progressive style. Somebody'S Watching features guest musicians Nic Potter (of Van Der Graaf Generator) and former Family and future King Crimson member John Wetton and includes their classic interpretation of Ennio Morricone s theme to A Fistful of Dollars . This Esoteric reissue also features both sides of their 1973 single Virginia as bonus tracks. Our Price: £10.95

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Something Wicked This Way Comes
The Enid were formed in 1974 by keyboard player Robert John Godfrey. Over the next fifteen years the band went on to record groundbreaking conceptual rock albums and build a large fanbase through their breathtaking live work. 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' features two programmes showing the band in vastly different settings.

'Claret Hall Farm' was made during the band's special 1984 weekend for the fans, who attended work and performances at The Enid's home & studio setting of Claret Hall Farm.

'Stonehenge Free Festival' was filmed during the Solstice at the last ever free festival to be staged at Stonehenge in 1984. The band not only demonstrate their fine musicianship and originality, but Robert John Godfrey also shares with the audience much of his crucial yet uncomplicated philosophy. This simple footage stands as a great insight and a worthy document of The Enid's warmth, creativity and lasting popularity.

The Enid, still led by Robert John Godfrey, continue to write and record, and are planning an album release and tour later this year.

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Signal To Noise: Deluxe Limited 2 Disc Edition

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of "SIGNAL TO NOISE”, the new studio album by twice Grammy nominated PINK FLOYD engineer ANDY JACKSON.

"Signal to Noise” is a fine, modern, progressive work, which draws on Andy Jackson’s exemplary work as an engineer and producer. Besides being an allusion to Andy’s sound engineering background, the title refers to many of the lyrical themes of the album. Andy explains; "The album reflects on the sorting of what is important in life from the humdrum of everyday existence, and is in itself an analogy for the process of the creation of the album”.

Andy Jackson began his career at Utopia Studios in London, training under James Guthrie, a relationship that continues to this day with the duo being co-pilots of Pink Floyd’s sound.  Andy had success as a recording engineer at Utopia, including hits with Boomtown Rats "I Don’t Like Mondays”, before the call came from James Guthrie to follow him into the world of Pink Floyd, to work on the film of "The Wall”, an offer he couldn’t resist, having been a Floyd fan for many years. So started a relationship that continues to this day, (on albums such as "The Final Cut”, "A Momentary Lapse of Reason”, "The Division Bell”, "Pulse”, Roger Waters’ "The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking”, David Gilmour’s "About Face”, "On An Island”, "Live in Gdansk”), resulting in two Grammy nominations for his work and Mix magazine’s award for best live sound engineer for "Pulse” tour. He is also engineer and a co-producer of the soon-to-be-released Pink Floyd album, "The Endless River”.

Along side his work with Pink Floyd and wider work as an engineer, he has recorded three albums, recorded with friends, as a musician in his own right: "On the Surface”, "Obvious” and "Mythical Burrowing Animals”.  All three works were ideas ahead of their time it would seem. He did find time along the way to produce work for other artists, including the seminal British Goth band Fields Of The Nephilim. This again was the genesis of a relationship that would lead to the present day, after ex Nephilim Tony Pettitt asked Andy to join his new band The Eden House as guitarist. After three years with Eden House, Andy felt it was time to move on & embark on a new challenge of a completely solo album project. This has lead to the creation of the "Signal to Noise” album, a wonderful sonic experience that is sure to Andy Jackson heralded as a significant creative force in modern Progressive music. This limited two-disc edition of the album includes a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring a Quadrophonic Mix of "Signal to Noise” prepared at Astoria studio.

Please Note: This title is released November 24th and will not be dispatched before this date.

Track Listing:


"Signal to Noise” stereo mix:

1.    The Boy in the Forest
2.    One More Push
3.    Invisible Colours
4.    Spray Paint
5.    Herman at the Fountain
6.    It All Came Crashing Down
7.    Brownian Motion


"Signal to Noise” quadrophonic mix:

1.    The Boy in the Forest
2.    One More Push
3.    Invisible Colours
4.    Spray Paint
5.    Herman at the Fountain
6.    It All Came Crashing Down
7.    Brownian Motion

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Sky - Sky / Sky 2
Take advantage of our special mail order bundle deal, buy 2 Sky albums - 'Sky' and 'Sky 2' for just £17.99!

Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist JOHN WILLIAMS, percussionist TRISTAN FRY, legendary bass player HERBIE FLOWERS, former Curved Air keyboard player FRANCIS MONKMAN and guitarist KEVIN PEEK.

Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979. Featuring the lengthy suite "Where Opposite’s Meet”, "Westway” and "Cannonball” (also released as a single), the band’s self-titled debut reached the UK top ten in May 1979 and went on to achieve Platinum status in the UK and was also a major hit in Europe and Australia.

Also a huge live attraction, SKY released this, their second album (a double LP), in April 1980. "SKY 2” was a fine achievement featuring the classic tracks "Hotta”, "Sahara”, "Vivaldi” (a re-working of the Curved Air piece), the epic side-long "Fifo” and the hit single "Toccata” and topped the UK album charts upon its release, becoming Sky’s most commercially successful album.

For full track-listings:-

ECLEC22470: Sky - Sky
ECLEC22471: Sky - Sky 2

NB: These titles are released on November 24th 2014 and will not be dispatched until this date.
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