Disco Jets - Todd Rundgren & Utopia

Disco Jets
Esoteric Recordings begin a series of releases drawn from TODD RUNDGREN’s extensive archive of recordings with the first stand alone CD release of the DISCO JETS project, recorded in 1976 by TODD and his group UTOPIA, featuring JOHN SIEGLER (Bass, Vocals), ROGER POWELL (Keyboards, Vocals) and WILLIE WILCOX (Drums).
The DISCO JETS sessions took place at Bearsville studios shortly after the release of TODD’s "Faithful” album and was a purely instrumental affair recorded "tongue in cheek” with sights firmly set upon the current trends of the time such as the US Bi-Centennial celebrations, Disco music, Science Fiction movies such as STAR WARS and the CB Radio fad. Featuring some memorable soloing from RUNDGREN and POWELL, the impressive ‘SPACE WAR’ and the memorable cover of the "STAR TREK” theme, the DISCO JETS project would languish in the vaults for several decades before appearing as part of a Japanese only compilation, now long deleted.
The ESOTERIC RECORDINGS release of DISCO JETS has been newly re-mastered from the master tapes and is sure to appeal to all TODD RUNDGREN and UTOPIA aficianados.
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Code: ECLEC2319
Weight: 200
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Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered & expanded edition of the classic 1985 album Pov by Utopia. POV was the final studio album by Todd Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Roger Powell & Willie Wilcox. Following on the heels of Oblivion, the album retained the usual qurikyness & musical excellence associated with Utopia. Featuring classics such as Zen Machine, Mystified and Play This Game, this new edition includes three bonus tracks taken from a rare single b-side and two songs recorded in 1986 for the utopia compilation trivia. The reissue also includes an essay with an exclusive interview with Todd Rundgren. Our Price: £10.95

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Atem 2CD Expanded Edition
Released on 29/08/11. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the
release of a newly re-mastered edition of the classic album Atem by
Tangerine Dream. Released in 1973, the album was the band’s last release
on the Berlin based OHR label and heralded the beginning of Tangerine
Dream’s wider international acclaim. Championed by DJ John Peel, Atem
enjoyed success outside of Germany and eventually led to the group
signing to the newly formed Virgin label.This Esoteric reactive
edition is expanded to include a bonus CD of a previously unreleased
forty minute live performance given by Tangerine Dream at the
Deutschlandhalle in Berlin on November 29th 1973 and features a lavishly
illustrated deluxe booklet with new essay.
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Alpha Centauri
Esoteric recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of Tangerine Dream’s classic 1971 album "Alpha Centauri”.

Recorded at the Dierks Studio in Stommeln, the album featured a line up of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Steve Schroyder with guests Udo Dennebourg (flute) and Roland Pualyck (synthesiser). Released in Germany on the OHR label, the influence of the album was immense, with the band creating imaginative sound-scapes previously unheard on record.

This Esoteric Reactive edition is newly re-mastered and includes three bonus tracks: ‘Ozillator Planet Concert’ has never been released on CD and was issued as part of the 1971 double album "Ossiach Live”. Also included are both sides of the classic ‘Ultima Thule’ single issued in Germany in 1971. The release fully restores the original album artwork and includes a lavishly illustrated booklet
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Compositions such as Family Values , Tables Will Turn , Cast The First Stone , Beloved Infidel and The Individualist set the tone of the inspired album.

Deleted for some years, the reissue of The Individualist is joined by an expanded release of Todd’s No World Order album this month. This ESOTERIC RECORDINGS reissue is re-mastered, fully restores all original album artwork and features a new essay.
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