Thursday’s Top Three! Including An Immense First Issue From Gentle Giant, A Must-Have Folk Compilation And A Limited EP From Cyclopean!

Gentle-Giant-Acquiring-The-Tas-131302GENTLE GIANT Acquiring The Taste

1971 UK first issue 8-track LP on the Vertigo 'swirl' label, gatefold picture sleeve complete with swirl inner. This album took the band into more experimental and darker areas but is still their own recognisable sound – a rich blend of hard rock & orchestration – with hints of influences from King Crimson & Van Der Graaf Generator. The gatefold sleeve shows little of its age and is in excellent condition. The vinyl is near mint – A lovely copy of this classic LP.

 

Fairport-Convention-Electric-Muse-258033FAIRPORT CONVENTION / VARIOUS Electric Muse

1975 UK Island/Transatlantic label 56-track 4-LP vinyl set tracing the story of Folk into Rock. Also includes tracks by John Martyn, John Renbourn, Steeleye Span, Traffic and Pentangle. Housed in a solid picture stickered slipcase box. The set contains four LPs, each in picture sleeve, with a 20-page illustrated information booklet. The cover of the booklet has some light edgewear and scuffing, but the inner pages are unaffected; the outerslipcase box has only a few light storage marks; the picture sleeves are mint and the vinyl looks unplayed with beautifully bright, clean labels free from spindle marks – very hard to find.

 

Cyclopean-Cyclopean-EP-579829CYCLOPEAN Cyclopean

Limited 2013 UK sealed from new 4-track 12" vinyl EP, which brings together two giants from the legendary Krautrock band, Can, Jaki Liebezeit and Irmin Schmidt, alongside long time collaborators Jono Podmore (Kumo / Metamono)and musician and producer Burnt Friedman. Can’s legacy has never felt more apparent than now & this is an exquisite release of meticulous maturity, with the opener 'Apostles' setting the standard with its mosaic of perfectly interlocking beats& textures, there is a rootlessness about this music, as though plucked from the air as it was assembled. Highly recommended.

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