Riding On The Crest Of A Slump: Remastered Edition - Ellis

Riding On The Crest Of A Slump: Remastered Edition
•    NEWLY REMASTERED CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC ROCK ALBUM FROM 1972 BY THE BRITISH ROCK BAND ELLIS
•    PRODUCED BY ROGER DALTREY
•    REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL EPIC RECORDS MASTER TAPES
•    BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & LINER NOTES
•    REVIEWS IN NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS, "UNCUT”, "MOJO”, "RECORD COLLECTOR” & "CLASSIC ROCK” MAGAZINES
•    COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered CD release of the classic 1972 debut album by the British rock outfit, ELLIS. Formed in December 1971, the band was the brainchild of former LOVE AFFAIR vocalist STEVE ELLIS. Teaming up with celebrated keyboard player ZOOT MONEY, the band took a harder rock direction with jazz overtones. The line-up of the band was completed with the addition of guitarist ANDY GEE, drummer DAVE LUTTON (formerly with Heavy Jelly and The Grease Band) and bass player JIM LEVERTON (formerly with FAT MATTRESS and JUICY LUCY). Championed by former JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE drummer MITCH MITCHELL, the band secured a contract with Epic Records in 1972 and recorded their debut album the same year. Produced by another well-known admirer, ROGER DALTREY, "Riding on the Crest of a Slump” was an impressive album and contained many fine tracks including the classic ‘El Doomo’ (later a huge hit for Yugoslavian band Smak in Europe in 1976), the fine ‘Angela’ and ‘Your Game’.

This Esoteric Recordings edition has been remastered from the original Epic master tapes and features a booklet that restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay.

TRACK LIST


1.    GOOD TO BE ALIVE
2.    EL DOOMO
3.    YOU’RE THE ONLY REASON
4.    TUNE FOR BROWNIE
5.    YOUR GAME
6.    THREE TIMES CORNER
7.    MORNING PAPER
8.    WISH I WAS BACK HOME
9.    ANGELA

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Home Is Where I Belong
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first ever official UK release of the self titled album by Welsh Progressive Rock outfit QUICKSAND. Hailing from Neath in South Wales, the band was the original group of bass guitarist WILL YOUATT who was to join fellow Welsh Prog Rockers MAN prior to the recording of the band’s sole album for Pye Records’ Progressive imprint, Dawn. Released in 1973, the line-up of QUICKSAND’s only album was JIMMY DAVIES on guitar and vocals, PHIL DAVIES on bass and vocals, ROBERT COLLINS on organ, mellotron and vocals and ANTHONY STONE on drums and percussion. Whilst having some musical similarities with MAN, the music on QUICKSAND revealed the group to be fine song writers, with highlights including ‘FLYING’, ‘TIME TO LIVE’ and ‘SEASONS / ALPHA OMEGA’.
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Expecting Company: Remastered and Expanded Edition
•    NEWLY REMASTERED OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THIS CLASSIC DEBUT ALBUM BY THE WELSH ROCK BAND FROM 1973
•    WITH TWO RARE BONUS TRACKS
•    REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL POLYDOR MASTER TAPES
•    BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & LINER NOTES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an official re-mastered edition of the debut album by legendary Welsh rock band Sassafras, "EXPECTING COMPANY”.

Formed in South Wales in 1970, the band signed to George Martin’s AIR Productions in 1972 with a line-up of TERRY BENNETT (Vocals), DAI SHELL (Lead Guitar), RALPH EVANS (Lead Guitar), RICKY JOHN HOLT (Bass) and CONGO JONES (Drums). Utilising to great effect the twin lead guitar approach of Dai Shell and Ralph Evans, Sassafras released their debut album on Polydor Records in 1973.

One of the great unsung rock albums of the early 1970s, "Expecting Company” has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and includes both sides of a rare single as bonus tracks. This Esoteric Recordings reissue restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay.

•    This CD is released 28th April and will not be shipped prior to this date.

Track Listing:

1.    ELECTRIC CHAIR
2.    BUSTED COUNTRY BLUES
3.    BEANS AND THINGS
4.    ACROSS THE SEAS OF STARS
5.    SCHOOL DAYS
6.    THE WAY OF ME
7.    THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG
a.    EXPECTING COMPANY
b.    MEANWHILE BACK IN MERTHYR

BONUS TRACKS
8.    OH DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO CRY
9.    KANSAS CITY WINE

A & B SIDES OF SINGLE
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Bad Attitude: 30th Anniversary Edition
•    "Bad Attitude” is Meat Loaf’s fourth studio album. Representing an upswing in the singer’s career, the album features four singles; ‘Nowhere Fast’, ‘Modern Girl’, ‘Surf's Up’ and ‘Piece Of The Action’.

•    After the phenomenal success of debut LP "Bat Out Of Hell” in 1977 (34 million copies and counting), Meat Loaf followed it with 1981’s "Dead Ringer”, another sizeable hit, with both albums showcasing the mercurial song writing talents of Jim Steinman. Having then parted company with Steinman, 1983’s "Midnight At The Lost And Found” found the singer in somewhat of a commercial dip, until 1984’s "Bad Attitude”. It features two Steinman penned tunes, ‘Surf’s Up’, previously recorded for Jim Steinman’s solo debut "Bad For Good” in 1981 plus ‘Nowhere Fast’, which had originally been written for the soundtrack to the movie "Streets Of Fire”.

•    There are also two notable duets on this record; The Who’s Roger Daltrey appears on the title track, whilst Clare Torry, who is probably best known for her vocals on Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side Of The Moon”, duets on ‘Modern Girl’.

•    This edition is packaged in a digi-pak with extensive liner notes, 16 page booklet, plus plenty of rare artwork and memorabilia.

TRACK LIST

1.    BAD ATTITUDE (Duet With Roger Daltrey)
2.    MODERN GIRL (Duet With Clare Torry)
3.    NOWHERE FAST
4.    SURF'S UP
5.    PIECE OF THE ACTION
6.    JUMPIN' THE GUN (Duet With Zee Carling)
7.    CHEATIN' IN YOUR DREAMS
8.    DON'T LEAVE YOUR MARK ON ME
9.    SAILOR TO A SIREN

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My Kind O' Lovin'
•    A colourful, multifarious and formidable listening experience, with hints of melodic hard rock and early prog, featuring Simon Philips (Toto) and the vintage vocals of John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) and Joseph Williams (Toto).

•    Strong melodies with acoustic patterns and impressive vocals with undiminished power – the best thing John Lawton has been involved with ever since Heep’s glory and his lately announced career peak with the same author’s ‘The Power of Mind’ album from 2012.

•    Pulling up a chair at Classic Rock Revisited 2012 Best Releases with Intelligent Music Project I - ‘The Power of Mind’ producer Milen Vrabevski is setting a helluva high horizon of expectations with his Intelligent Music Project II - ‘My Kind O’Lovin’.

•    Simon Phillips is an English producer and prolific session drummer, and has played with The Who, Judas Priest, Jeff Beck, Mike Oldfield, Gary Moore and many others.

•    Joseph Williams was part of four Toto albums – Fahrenheit (1986), The Seventh One (1988), Toto XX (1988) and Falling in Between (2006).

•    John Lawton was featured on Uriah Heep’s albums Innocent Victim (1977), Firefly (1977) and Fallen Angel (1978) through Live ’79.

For more details please visit  www.mykindoflovin.com

TRACK LIST

1.    MY KIND O’ LOVIN’
2.    FRIENDS
3.    NO ONE CAN DENY IT
4.    GET INTO REAL
5.    SIMPLE GAME
6.    HAPPINESS
7.    THINGS WE CAN’T DO
8.    TIME TO MOVE ALONG
9.    LOVE SONG
10.    PEOPLE ON FIRE
11.    STEP IN LEARNIN’
12.    UNDERSTAND THE MORNING
13.    CONCLUSION

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It's Just Begun / Phase Two
•    As soon as you hear the opening riff to the Jimmy Castor Bunch’s ‘It’s Just Begun’ you know you are in for one hell of a Funky ride; often sampled but never bettered! Robinsongs have packaged the "It’s Just Begun” album with the band’s second album "Phase Two” to give you that fantastic Funk experience.

•    This package features the million selling single Troglodyte (Cave Man)’ an absolute phenomenon of its time, and the "Phase Two” album features ‘Say Leroy (The Creature From The Black Lagoon Is Your Father)’ which was very much in the same vein as ‘Troglodyte.’

•    Both albums were originally released in 1972 and "It’s Just Begun” reached the Top 30 on the Billboard Pop Charts.

•    This package also features sleeve notes from archivist Keith Munro.

•    So "What we are gonna do now is go back, way back, back into time” you have been warned!


TRACK LIST

IT’S JUST BEGUN
1.    CREATION (PROLOGUE)
2.    IT’S JUST BEGUN
3.    TROGLODYTE (CAVE MAN)
4.    YOU BETTER BE GOOD (OR THE DEVIL GON’ GETCHA)
5.    PSYCHE
6.    LTD (LIFE TRUTH & DEATH)
7.    MY BRIGHTEST DAY
8.    BAD
9.    I PROMISE TO REMEMBER
10.    CREATION (EPILOGUE)

PHASE TWO
11.    FANFARE (PROLOGUE)
12.    SAY LEROY (THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON IS YOUR FATHER)
13.    LUTHER THE ANTHROPOID (APE MAN)
14.    PARTY LIFE
15.    WHEN?
16.    PARADISE
17.    THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE
18.    TRIBUTE TO JIMI
19.    FANFARE (EPILOGUE)


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