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Song

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Its Immaterials second album Song was released in 1990, the music was of a subdued, understated nature, with wry wit in the manner of an indie Pet Shop Boys. The album received positive reviews in the music press but failed to capture the imagination of the public and the band soon split afterwards. This reissue contains the B-sides of the Heaven Knows single as well as comperhensive notes by Malcolm Dome and enhanced artwork featuring lyrics and rare photos. * Notes by Classic Rocks Malcolm Dome * Two Bonus Tracks * Enhanced artwork

Hot Chocolate

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First time on CD for the debut LP by Hot Chocolate, originally issued in 1974, which hit No.55 in the U.S. Hot 100 * Now comes with a separate disc of bonus tracks, 15 in total * Features the hit singles Love Is Life (UK No.6), You Could've Been A Lady (UK No.22), I Believe In Love (UK No.8), Youll Always Be A Friend (UK No.23), Brother Louie (UK No.7, Australia No.25), Emma (UK No.3, Germany No.19, Australia No.3) and Disco Queen (UK No.11, USA No.28, Germany No.48) * Booklet comes complete with original LP artwork, liner notes by Mr.70s Phil Hendriks and loads of rare European picture sleeves * Totally remasterd by Tim Turan this is the first in 7Ts Records overhaul of the entire Hot Chocolate back catalogue * Vocalist Errol Brown has just undertaken a full, sold out, farewell UK tour, proof of the enduring appeal of Hot Chocolate.

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Making its debut on CD is the second studio LP from Hot Chocolate, first released in 1975 and which reached No.34 in the UK and No.41 in the USA. * Includes the massive hit single You Sexy Thing which hit No. 2 in the UK, No.3 in the USA, No.8 in Germany and No.6 in Australia in fact it charted in pretty much every country in the world and was later featured in the world-wide smash hit film The Full Monty * Also features the singles A Childs Prayer (UK No.7) and Cheri Babe (UK No.31) * Again Phil Hendriks has supplied detailed liner notes and Tim Turan has done a sterling job with the re-mastering * Booklet contains original LP artwork plus loads of rare picture sleeves

Drop Nineteens

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Delaware is one of the classic Shoegaze records. Formed in Boston in 1991, Drop Nineteens instantly attracted much attention from the UK media and record companies, eventually signing to Hut Records. Their debut Delaware is a beautiful record, noisy and melodic in equal measures, a record that is full of youth and innocence. The mix of the predominately English Shoegaze style with a more American style akin to The Pixies and Sonic Youth gave Drop Nineteens a distinctive sound. The album has instant pop thrills such as Winona, rambling LSD influenced lo-fi epics such as Kick The Tragedy, indie pop gems such as Your Aquarium, with a cheeky and full blooded cover of Madonnas Angel thrown in for good measure yet it still hangs together as a coherent album. The reissue includes the tracks from the UK and US versions of the Your Aquarium EP featuring a different noisier version of the title track and an stunning and infectious version of the Barry Manilow track Mandy I kid you not. This disc is absolutely essential listening for fans of 90s alternative/ indie music. * Contains four bonus tracks * Long Deleted * Shoegaze classic * Big Cult status and long overdue reappraisal * Sleeve notes feature interview with bass player Steve Zimmerman

The Nolan Sisters

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First time on CD for the debut LPs by The Nolans The Nolan Sisters reached No.15 in the UK charts when first released in 1979 whilst Making Waves hit No.11 in the UK and No.10 in Australia. MARKETING & PROMOTION / SELLING POINTS * Includes the worldwide hit single Im In The Mood For Dancing (UK No.3, Germany No.23, Japan No.1, Ireland No.2) * Also features the hit singles Spirit Body And Soul (UK No.36), Gotta Pull Myself Together (UK No.9, Australia No.7), Dont Make Waves (UK No.12), Whos Gonna Rock You (UK No.12) and Attention To Me (UK No.9) * Includes as a bonus track the groups entry for the 1979 Song For Europe competition Harry My Honolulu Lover * The track Sexy Music won the prestigious Tokyo Music Festival in 1981 and the group have remained incredibly successful in Japan to this very day * Booklet contains original LP artwork, pictures of all relevant singles sleeves and in-depth liner notes by Mr 70s Phil Hendriks

Barclay James Harvest

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Perhaps the finest hour of BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST came with this live album recorded in 1974 on the tour to promote the release of their first album for Polydor, Everyone is Everybody Else. The live set features all of their classic tracks such as Mockingbird, Summer Soldier, Medicine Man, She Said and For No One. The record was the bands first UK chart album and is constantly cited in internet polls as the groups finest album. Released to coincide with a series of British concerts by John Lees BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, this album makes a much welcomed appearance on CD once more and joins the release of an expanded LIVE TAPES on Esoteric Recordings this month. * NEW CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC ALBUM FROM 1974 * REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES * BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR

Tommy James & the Shondells

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Wow, another in our splendid series of overlooked Psychpop…and what a corker it is! In Europe at least, Tommy James is kind of the forgotten man of the 1960s…hit after hit, and what's available in Europe? Nothing much! After a run of megahits that included Mony Mony (come on, everyone remembers that!), Tommy was ready to unleash his very own psychpop masterpiecestwo fabulous albums released in short order, Crimson and Clover and Cellophane Symphonyveritable orgies of bendy pop, psych extravaganzas, early Moogs, theremins and tremolo! * These are two albums long overdue for the RevOla treatment and here they are both in one handy place! * Wonderfully mastered in full on RevOla style * Lovely packaging by Pepperbox! * Lovely liner notes * A must for all fans of Psychpop..seriously, everyone NEEDS this CD!

Janis Ian

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JANIS IAN captured the frustrations, awkwardness, and inner turmoil of teenaged existence with a clarity and maturity well beyond her tender age. Recorded when she was just 15 years old, Janis Ian was released in 1967 with the controversial Top 20 hit single Societys Child. A dozen or so labels rejected the Shangri-Las-esque recording about interracial romance before it found release on Verve Folkways. A radio station in Atlanta was burned to the ground for playing it, and Janis received death threats for writing it. * Recorded with some of New Yorks finest session musicians, including ARTIE BUTLER on harpsichord, piano, and organ, VINNIE BELL and AL GORGONI on guitars, JOE MACK on bass, and BUDDY SALTZMAN on drums * Janis Iana Billboard Pop #29 hit albumhas miraculously NEVER BEEN ISSUED IN ITS ENTIRETY ON CD. Until NOW! * Includes full-colour, 16-page booklet with previously unpublished photos and exhaustive liner notes that feature the participation of JANIS IAN and others * PRODUCED BY SHADOW MORTON * ARRANGED BY JANIS IAN & ARTIE KAPLAN

Jack Bruce

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Following on from the release of the 6CD boxed set Can You Follow? in 2008, Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first ever CD release of Jack Bruces 1983 album Automatic. Never released outside of Europe, the album saw Jack explore the world of electronic keyboards alongside his more traditional approach to music making. A solo album in the true sense of the word, Automatic was recorded at Pink Floyds Britannia Row studios with Jack overdubbing most of the instrumentation himself. Featuring such outstanding tracks as Make Love (Part II), Encore, Green and Blue, Swarm and Automatic Pilot, the release of the album on CD is a welcome event for the scores of Jack Bruce fans who have been eagerly awaiting its digital appearance for many years.

* FIRST OFFICIAL CD RELEASE FOR JACK BRUCES UNIQUE ALBUM FROM 1983 * REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES * BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & LINER NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Golden Earrings

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The Golden Ear-rings (name change to the singular Golden Earring in 1969) were pioneers Hollands first home-grown beat-era stars: before The Motions, before Q65, before The Outsiders. Their first single hit the charts in April 1965 and began a career which still thrives today. Before the international smash Radar Love in 1974 the band had scored an unbroken run of Dutch hit singles during the 60s. Unlike most bands of the era, The Golden Ear-rings wrote their own material they only ever recorded a single cover version. The reissue of their first three albums – 1965s Just Earrings, 1967s Winter Harvest and 1968s Miracle Mirror reveals that The Golden Ear-rings were amazingly assured, years before the international recognition. Bonus tracks from singles complete these reissues, making The Golden Ear-rings entire recorded works available for the first time They were Hollands secret but not anymore. Their music combined the toughness of The Small Faces and the minor-key brooding melodies of The Zombies. They sounded like no one else, always melodic, always focused, always immediate. 1968s Miracle Mirror took on a psychedelic influence to create an album that stands alongside song-based classics like Odyssey And Oracle, Ogdens Nutgone Flake and The Hollies Butterfly. * Golden Earring are on tour throughout Jan-June 2009 * Original Front Covers restored * Complete Golden Ear-rings recordings * Next in Mojo Magazines Kieron Tyler exclusive RPM International series

Fire

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Fire was Hounslows finest psychedelic rock group. Fronted by DAVE LAMBERT (later to join THE STRAWBS), the band recorded two legendary singles for DECCA before signing to PYE Records and recording this legendary Psychedelic Rock rarity in 1969. Featuring guest appearances by guitarist PAUL BRETT and DAVE COUSINS of THE STRAWBS, the album failed to sell in significant quantities at the time of release. Now hailed as a masterpiece of the genre, the album featured in RECORD COLLECTORs Top Ten sought after rare albums list. This new remastered edition features four bonus tracks, namely both sides of the two FIRE singles released by DECCA in 1968 along with an extensive booklet featuring new liner notes and an interview with DAVE LAMBERT.

* NEW CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC ALBUM FROM 1970 * REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES WITH FOUR BONUS TRACKS * BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Chad & Jeremy

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After our proud release of Chad & Jeremy's "Of Cabbages And Kings", we now present their followup, "The Ark". Put together by the same Gary Usher-helmed team with the same sumptuous results, this is an amazing album. Little were Chad and Jeremy to know it would be their swansong as 1960s recording artists…they should have stuck with it! With songs informed by their own personal Brit oddyssey through 1960s California and their support for RFK's presidential campaign, this is a very fitting addition to the great run of Psychpop we've had lately…and one of the best! * Wonderfully mastered in top RevOla style * Sumptuously packaged by Pepperbox! * Full and informative notes…! * A must for all fans of psychpop, orchestral California Softpop and just fans of great music

Barclay James Harvest

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Recorded over two tours in 1976 and 1977, Live Tapes was released as BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST were on the ascendant. Following on the heels of their Platinum selling album Gone to Earth, a huge hit in Germany and a top thirty album in the UK, Live Tapes offered versions of songs from the album such as Poor Mans Moody Blues and Hymn alongside live selections from albums such as Time Honoured Ghosts and Octoberon. This collection also adds three bonus tracks not released on the original double album, Medicine Man, The World Goes On and Hymn for the Children, Released to coincide with a series of British concerts by John Lees BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, this album makes a much welcomed appearance on CD once more and joins the release of BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST LIVE on Esoteric Recordings this month.

* NEW CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC ALBUM FROM 1977 * REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES * INCLUDES THREE BONUS TRACKS * BOOKLET WITH FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK & NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

Woolly Wolstenholme

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Founder member and keyboard player of BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST, Woolly Wolstenholme was arguably the symphonic and progressive influence within the band. His Mellotron playing and songs graced many classic BJH albums between 1970 1978. Departing in 1979 for a solo career he recorded the album Maestoso for Polydor before leaving music after an aborted second album. Teaming up with John Lees in his incarnation of BJH in 1998 he also resurrected his solo career with the band MAESTOSO. This collection draws from his early solo work and his acclaimed albums One Drop in Dry World (2004), Grim (2006) and Caterwauling (2007). Featuring two previously unreleased tracks, this collection features Woollys finest work over two CDs.

MARKETING & PROMOTION / SELLING POINTS * NEW 2 CD COMPILATION FROM BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST FOUNDER & KEYBOARD PLAYER WOOLY WOLSTENHOLME & HIS BAND * WITH TWO PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS * INCLUDES BOOKLET WITH LINER NOTES BY WOOLLY WOLSTENHOLME * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

The Roots of Collections

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It's 40 years since Led Zeppelin exploded onto the musical world and changed the landscape forev er. Their music was a blend of all that was great and exciting that had come before them and this set covers the whole spectrum from Blues to Country to Rock 'n' Roll and R & B. Extensiv e liner notes and a generous helping of relevant images are complimented with intelligent design and unparallelled sound quality . Also included is the DVD 'Talkin' Led Zeppelin' which talks about the band and its roots and contains interv iews with C harles Shaar Murray, Nigel Williamson, Sid Griffin and the curator of Sun Studios in Memphis as well as Delta historian Robert Birdsong. F ull press and promo accompanying this release. Adv ertising to include all relevant Blues and Rock publications. Led Zeppelin made an immediate impact with their debut in 1969 and their influence since its release has been immense. This set delves into the musical past to see who influenced them. Their first record essentially mapped out what was to be the rest of their career with great Blues inflected songs such as 'How Many More Times' that found its inspiration in Howlin' Wolf's work, hard rocking numbers such as 'Communication Breakdown' that owed a debt to Rock 'n' Roll legend Eddie Cochran's 'Nerv ous Breakdown' and power-F olk. As the band's popularity rose and rose they came back to the Blues and Rock 'n' Roll time and again utilising the work of legends such as Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie and many more, with the band alway s taking the old forms and mov ing them on. In a live setting the band would often cov er Rock 'n' Roll classics from Elv is, Gene V incent, C huck Berry , Jerry Lee Lewis and Bo Diddley amongst others in the middle of extended jams offering a window into their musical background. This set is put together chronologically so that you not only hear how the indiv idual genres progressed but you also hear how they all cross-pollinated on their way to becoming the Rock sound of the Sixties so this set is not only essential to fans of Led Zeppelin and roots music but also to those who are interested in the development of modern music as a whole.

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Gram Parsons' influence on The Byrds, The Rolling Stones and the 1990's alternative country scene is the stuff of legend. From his early '60s solo demos through to his glorious solo albums and his recordings with Emmylou Harris, he created a cosmic country sound that has inspired the generations who followed to reach back to the simple music of the Appalachian mountains and de eper into America's folk tradition. The collection was compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo) who also provides the sleevenotes.

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The explosive highs and desperate lows of iconic '60s singer Janis Joplin are reflected on this essential collection of classic American music that traces her career from the Texan coffee bar scene of 1962 to her lonely hotel room in 1970, linking the rootsy '20s and '30s jazz and blues scenes with the primal scream of rock 'n' roll. The collection was compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo) who also provides the sleevenotes.

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The two years The Beatles spent playing covers in clubs on the Reeperbahn in Hambur g, Germany taught them the basics of their beloved music and that immersion in all things rock 'n' roll and RnB made them the most prolific hitmakers ever. These 23 songs illustrate just where they got it from. The collection was compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo) who also provides the sleevenotes.

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Paul McCartney has never been a stranger to the cover version. Cutting his teeth on the classics of RnB and rock 'n' roll during The Beatles' legendary residency at the Star Club in Hamburg, he's constantly played the music of Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins and many more, dipping deep into their songbooks to uncover some true gems. This CD collects 24 of these classic tracks including hits from Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Gene Vincent and more. The collection was compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo) who also provides the sleevenotes.

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Always a little bit more raunchy and rock 'n' roll than his songwriting partner Paul McCartney, John Lennon's choice of music, from his own record collection through to the songs he nabbed to sing in The Beatles and the tracks he picked for the excellent 'Rock 'n' Roll' album of 1975 explain much about the man and his love of primal rock music. The collection was compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo) who also provides the sleevenotes.

Tim Hardin

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Tim Hardin's third and final album for CBS, originally released in 1973. Hardin, writer of such all-time classics as 'If I Were A Carpenter', 'Don't Make Promises' and 'Reason To Believe', was something of a tortured artistse, and in December 1980 he died from a heroin overdose. Digitally remastered and slipcased. New notes.

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