Friday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part II]

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FAT MATTRESS Fat Mattress [released 29th June 2009]

CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=471660

Recorded in 1969, Fat Mattress was the eponymous debut album by the band formed by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE bass guitarist NOEL REDDING. Recorded in late 1968 / early 1969, the album evoked the influences of the time, touching upon styles pioneered by groups such as TRAFFIC (whose member CHRIS WOOD guested on the record). A superb piece of Psychedelic rock in its own right, FAT MATTRESS failed to get the attention it deserved at the time of release (despite a tour as support act to the HENDRIX EXPERIENCE) but has subsequently been hailed as a classic of the era * This Esoteric reissue has eight bonus tracks comprising non-album singles, mono mixes, studio out-takes and an unreleased solo single by FAT MATTRESS Jim Leverton. * EXTENSIVE BOOKLET WITH PHOTOS & LINER NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

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FAT MATTRESS Fat Mattress II [released 29th June 2009]

CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=471661

Fat Mattress II was the second album by the band formed by JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE bass guitarist NOEL REDDING. Recorded in late 1969, the album followed on in style from the bands debut album (also released this month on ESOTERIC). Issued in 1970 the album failed to get the attention it deserved at the time of release but has subsequently been hailed as a classic of the era. This Esoteric reissue has six bonus tracks taken from the unreleased third FAT MATTRESS album. * EXPANDED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND ALBUM BY NOEL REDDINGs BAND WITH SIX BONUS TRACKS DRAWN FROM THE BANDS UNRELEASED THIRD ALBUM * EXTENSIVE BOOKLET WITH PHOTOS & LINER NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

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CIRCUS Circus [released 29th June 2009]

CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=471663

Released in 1969, the eponymous album by CIRCUS was one of the first Progressive Rock releases on the TRANSATLANTIC label, until that time primarily known as a leading Folk and Folk Rock imprint. CIRCUS featured saxophonist and flautist MEL COLLINS (later to join KING CRIMSON and CAMEL), along with IAN JEFF (guitar, vocals), KIRK RIDDLE (bass) and CHRIS BURROWS (drums). An excellent jazz influenced Progressive work, the album featured a notable cover of Lennon & McCartneys Norwegian Wood and is now a highly desirable collectors item among Progressive rock aficionados. This ESOTERIC RECORDINGS reissue has been re-mastered from the original master tapes. * NEW REMASTERED CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC ALBUM OF EARLY BRITISH PROG ROCK with MEL COLLINS (King Crimson, Camel) & PHILIP GOODHAND-TAIT * EXTENSIVE BOOKLET WITH PHOTOS & LINER NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

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DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH A Story Ended [released 29th June 2009]

CD: http://991.com/Buy/ProductInformation.aspx?StockNumber=471664

Recorded in April 1972, A Story Ended was the debut solo album by COLOSSEUM saxophonist DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH. Recorded upon the demise of Colosseum, the sessions featured contributions by JON HISEMAN, MARK CLARKE, CHRIS FARLOWE & DAVE GREENSLADE of the band, along with GRAHAM BOND (of whose ORGANIZATION Dick was a member alongside JACK BRUCE & GINGER BAKER), CHRIS SPEDDING and lyrical offerings from PETE BROWN. A superb example of Jazz influenced Progressive rock, the album appeared on Bronze Records in 1972 and is now hailed as a classic of the genre. This ESOTERIC reissue features three live recordings as bonus tracks and two studio tracks by the band MANCHILD featuring Dick Heckstall-Smith, James Litherland, Dave Rose, Billy Smith and Theodore Thunder. * EXPANDED RELEASE FOR THE CLASSIC ALBUM BY COLOSSEUM SAXOPHONIST DICK HECKSTALL-SMITH WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS * EXTENSIVE BOOKLET WITH PHOTOS & LINER NOTES * REVIEWS IN UNCUT, MOJO, RECORD COLLECTOR & CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINES * COVERAGE ON RELEVANT WEBSITES & FANZINES

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