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Direct To Disc
NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF THE RARE 1978 ALBUM BY CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND FM
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a remastered edition of the 1978 mini-album by the Canadian Progressive Rock group FM, "Direct to Disc”.
The band began life in 1976 with CAMERON HAWKINS (Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals) and NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) (Electric Violin, Mandolin, Vocals) coming together as a duo, making an appearance on national TV in Canada in the Summer of 1976. By March 1977 FM became a trio with the addition of MARTIN DELLER on Drums. The Canadian Broadcasting Company offered to release the band’s debut album, "Black Noise” on the CBC label later that year. By the end of the year Nash the Slash had been replaced by BEN MINK on Electric Violin and Mandolin in time for the sessions for "Direct to Disc”, an album that featured one track per side and was recorded directly to a master disc from which records were pressed, rather than from a master tape.
This mid-priced Esoteric Recordings release is the first time "Direct to Disc” has been issued in Europe and has been newly remastered and includes an illustrated booklet and a new essay.

Release Date: 25/02/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: ECLECM2377
Weight: 200
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1. HEADROOM
i. TYRA
ii. REFLECTIONS ONE
iii. REFLECTIONS TWO
iv. REAL TIME
v. SCARBERIA

2. BORDER CROSSING
i. FIRST MOVEMENT
ii. SECOND MOVEMENT
iii. THIRD MOVEMENT
iv. FOURTH MOVEMENT
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Black Noise
NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF THE 1977 DEBUT ALBUM BY CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND FM
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a remastered edition of the 1977 debut album by the Canadian Progressive Rock group FM.
The band began life in 1976 with CAMERON HAWKINS (Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals) and NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) (Electric Violin, Mandolin, Vocals) coming together as a duo, making an appearance on national TV in Canada in the Summer of 1976. By March 1977 FM became a trio with the addition of MARTIN DELLER on Drums. The Canadian Broadcasting Company offered to release the band’s debut album, "Black Noise” on their own label later that year, but the record was only made available via mail order. The following year "Black Noise” was given a wider release on the VISA label in the USA.
This Esoteric Recordings release is the first time "Black Noise” has been issued in Europe and has been newly remastered and includes an illustrated booklet and a new essay.

Release Date: 25/02/2013
Our Price: £10.95

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Surveillance
NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF THE 1979 ALBUM BY CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND FM
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a remastered edition of the 1979 album by the Canadian Progressive Rock group FM, "Surveillance”.
The band began life in 1976 with CAMERON HAWKINS (Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals) and NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) (Electric Violin, Mandolin, Vocals) coming together as a duo, making an appearance on national TV in Canada in the Summer of 1976. By March 1977 FM became a trio with the addition of MARTIN DELLAR on Drums. The band’s debut album followed. By the end of the year Nash the Slash had been replaced by BEN MINK on Electric Violin and Mandolin. "Surveillance” was the third album by the band, released in 1979, and was a hit of the Progressive Rock genre in the USA and Canada.
This Esoteric Recordings release is the first time "Surveillance” has been issued in Europe and has been newly remastered and includes an illustrated booklet and a new essay.

Release Date: 25/03/2013

Our Price: £10.95

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City Of Fear
NEWLY REMASTERED EDITION OF THE 1980 ALBUM BY CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND FM
BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & ESSAY
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a remastered edition of the 1980 album by the Canadian Progressive Rock group FM, "City Of Fear”.
The band began life in 1976 with CAMERON HAWKINS (Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals) and NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) (Electric Violin, Mandolin, Vocals) coming together as a duo, making an appearance on national TV in Canada in the Summer of 1976. By March 1977 FM became a trio with the addition of MARTIN DELLAR on Drums. The band’s debut album followed. In 1978 Nash the Slash was been replaced by BEN MINK on Electric Violin and Mandolin. "City of Fear” was the fourth album by the band, released in 1980 and was produced by Synthesiser wizard Larry Fast (of Synergy and musician with Nektar and Peter Gabriel).
This Esoteric Recordings release is the first time "City of Fear” has been issued in Europe and has been newly remastered and includes an illustrated booklet and a new essay.

Release Date: 25/03/2013
Our Price: £10.95

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Harvest Of The Heart - An Anthology: Deluxe Remastered 5CD Box Set
WE HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF EXCLUSIVE SIGNED CARD INSERTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS RELEASE, ORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!

•    Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a newly remastered deluxe 5CD boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS.

Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums From Genesis To Revelation and Trespass.  After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.  After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst continuing to compose and record in his home studio.

•    He marked his return to the commercial music scene with the release of his debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost in 1977 and since then has created a large and diverse output as a recording artist.  As well as album releases such as Wise After The Event, Slow Dance, 1984 and Field Day, he has to date also released ten albums in the Private Parts & Pieces series and four volumes in the Missing Links series.  Amongst other projects he collaborated with Harry Williamson on the large-scale instrumental work Tarka and he also co-wrote the stage musical Alice with Richard Scott. Whilst Anthony continues to release solo albums to critical acclaim, increasingly his music has also been much in-demand for film and television.  Commissions have included scores for both dramas and documentaries including the award-winning Land of Dragons and Creatures of the Magic Water. He has also established himself as one of the most prolific and successful composers of library music, with tracks from his extensive output being regularly featured on commercials, films and television series throughout the world.

•    His extensive back catalogue is celebrated with the release of "HARVEST OF THE HEART” a 5CD deluxe boxed set, which celebrates Anthony’s rich musical heritage by featuring recordings made between 1969 and the present day, drawn from his many albums. In addition the set will include ten previously unreleased tracks, the unreleased 1973 recording "Silver Song” (featuring Phil Collins as vocalist) and the rare track "Compression” by Mike Rutherford, (previously unreleased on CD) which features Anthony and was the B-side to Mike’s 1980 single "Working in Line”.

NB: This title is released on November 10th, 2014 and will not be dispatched until this date.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE

1.    F SHARP
2.    SILVER SONG (1973 SINGLE VERSION) – WITH PHIL COLLINS
3.    FIELD OF ETERNITY
4.    WIND – TALES
5.    WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS
6.    HENRY – PORTRAITS FROM TUDOR TIMES
i.    FANFARE
ii.    LUTE’S CHORUS
iii.    MISTY BATTLEMENTS
iv.    LUTE’S CHORUS REPRISE
v.    HENRY GOES TO WAR
vi.    DEATH OF A KNIGHT
vii.    TRIUMPHANT RETURN
7.    GOD IF I SAW HER NOW
8.    OLD WIVES TALES
9.    SCOTTISH SUITE - I. SALMON LEAP
10.    SCOTTISH SUITE – II. PARTING THISTLE
11.    SCOTTISH SUITE – III. ELECTRIC REAPER
12.    SCOTTISH SUITE – IV. AMORPHOUS, CADAVEROUS AND NEBULOUS
13.    SCOTTISH SUITE – V. SALMON’S LAST SLEEPWALK
14.    WE ARE ALL AS WE LIE
15.    NOW WHAT (ARE THEY DOING TO MY LITTLE FRIENDS)?
16.    PAPER CHASE

DISC TWO

1.    WISE AFTER THE EVENT
2.    UM & AARGH
3.    SISTERS OF REMINDUM
4.    BLEAK HOUSE
5.    NIGHTMARE
6.    LUCY WILL (ORIGINAL MIX)
7.    COMPRESSION – MIKE RUTHERFORD
8.    POLY PIECE
9.    ARBORETUM SUITE: IV. LIGHTS ON THE HILL
10.    FROSTED WINDOWS (VARIATION I)
11.    PRELUDE ‘84
12.    ANTHEM 1984

DISC THREE

1.    FALLING FOR LOVE
2.    THE BALLAD OF PENLEE
3.    EXOCET
4.    SISTINE
5.    APRIL
6.    SHE’LL BE WAITING
7.    LET US NOW MAKE LOVE
8.    PROMENADE
9.    SUITE: SEA DOGS MOTORING: III. SEA AIR
10.    TEARS ON A RAINY DAY
11.    EXILE
12.    CARNIVAL
13.    ELEVENSES
14.    TARKA – MOVEMENT I: THE FIRST YEAR
15.    TARKA – POSTLUDE: THE ANTHEM
16.    LUCY – AN ILLUSION

DISC FOUR

1.    STRANGER
2.    SLOW DANCE ("HARVEST OF THE HEART” EDITED VERSION)
3.    UNHEARD CRY
4.    AUBADE
5.    SARAH BLAKELEY’S EVENING
6.    CREATION
7.    LA DOLOROSA
8.    CATHEDRAL WOODS
9.    SERENITA
10.    LIFEBOAT SUITE
11.    LAST GOODBYES (FROM "THE LIVING ROOM CONCERT”)
12.    COLLECTIONS (FROM "THE LIVING ROOM CONCERT”)
13.    SLEEPFALL (FROM "THE LIVING ROOM CONCERT”)
14.    GYPSY SUITE – MOVEMENT I: FIRST LIGHT
15.    GYPSY SUITE – MOVEMENT III: EVENING CIRCLE
16.    CREATURES OF THE MAGIC WATER – OPENING THEME
17.    ISLAND OF STONE

DISC FIVE

1.    MIDWAY: ISLAND OF LIFE OPENING THEME
2.    ONZA – EATER OF SOULS
3.    JURASSIC SHARK – OPENING THEME
4.    FIGHT TO THE DEATH
5.    FROM THE JAWS OF DEATH – TOUCHING THE FACE OF GOD
6.    RAY’S SONG
7.    I WISH THIS WOULD NEVER END
8.    MAJESTIC WHALES
9.    WILDLIFE FLOTILLA
10.    WHITE SPIDER
11.    KISSING GATE
12.    NOCTURNE
13.    KING OF THE MOUNTAINS
14.    CIRCLE OF LIGHT
15.    THE GOLDEN LEAVES OF FALL
16.    COURTESAN
17.    SPEAK OF REMARKABLE THINGS
18.    RIVER OF LIFE

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS
19.    CITY OF LIGHT
20.    NIGHTJAR
21.    SLOW ROLLER
22.    IMPERIUM
23.    A SIMPLE TRUTH
24.    VESPERTINE
25.    FORGET-ME-NOT
26.    THE STORM OF THE WINDHOVER
27.    PAS DE DEUX
28.    RINGER

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NEARFest 2006: Deluxe CD/DVD Expanded Edition
•    2 DISC CD & DVD DELUXE DIGIPACK SET OF FM’s 2006 PERFORMANCE AT THE NORTH EAST ART ROCK FESTIVAL (NEARFest)

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the new, previously unreleased 2006 live CD and DVD by the legendary Canadian Progressive Rock band FM.

The band began life in 1976 with CAMERON HAWKINS (Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals) and NASH THE SLASH (Jeff Plewman) (Electric Violin, Mandolin, Vocals) coming together as a duo, making an appearance on national TV in Canada in the Summer of 1976. By March 1977 FM became a trio with the addition of MARTIN DELLAR on Drums.

A series of albums followed, which saw the band enjoy a loyal following outside their homeland in the USA and Europe. Disbanding in 1994 Progressive Rock fans were delighted when FM reformed in 2006 to perform at the annual North East Art Rock Festival (NEARFest) at the Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The line-up featured CAMERON HAWKINS (Synthesisers, Bass, Vocals), MARTIN DELLAR (Drums) and CLAUDIO VENA (Viola, Mandolin) and the performance saw FM perform classic material from their back catalogue.

Their stunning set was captured on video and audio and finally makes its long awaited appearance as a two-disc CD and DVD set (DVD is NTSC / Region Free).

Released 24/11/2014

Track Listing:

DISC ONE: CD

1.    PLANET VEGA
2.    PHASORS ON STUN
3.    ONE O’CLOCK TOMORROW
4.    JOURNEY
5.    SLAUGHTER IN ROBOT VILLAGE
6.    ALDEBARAN
7.    SHAPES OF THINGS
8.    7TH HEAVEN
9.    SOFA BACK
10.    TRIAL BY FIRE
11.    BLACK NOISE
12.    SURFACE TO AIR

DISC TWO: DVD (NTSC – REGION 0)
1.    PLANET VEGA
2.    PHASORS ON STUN
3.    ONE O’CLOCK TOMORROW
4.    JOURNEY
5.    SLAUGHTER IN ROBOT VILLAGE
6.    ALDEBARAN
7.    SHAPES OF THINGS
8.    7TH HEAVEN
9.    SOFA BACK
10.    TRIAL BY FIRE
11.    BLACK NOISE
12.    SURFACE TO AIR
Our Price: £11.99

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