04-01-2019

Visions, Tones and the State of 2019

Echobelly, Chick Corea, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Biohazard, Johnny Winter, The Allman Brothers Band, Das EFX, Terry Riley and Aphrodite's Child

First of all we wish you all the best for 2019. A new year of wonderful music and some incredible releases. Time to start off with a great record from the Britpop Era, Echobelly's second album On. Memorable songs and hooks, which nest into your head, that's the power of the band. On is available as a first pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl. Jazz pianist Chick Corea's wonderful jazz record Tones for Joan's Bones is his first record as a leader of a hard bop group. He had played piano for such jazz greats as Miles Davis, before he started working as a leader of his own groups. Mahavishnu Orchestra, one of the keystone bands of the jazz-rock fusion movement, released their album Visions of the Emerald Beyond in 1975. This album was a magnificent musical work of virtuosity at its highest level and proved that the 2nd Mahavishnu Orchestra line-up was as good as the original one.

Biohazard State of the World Address was their breakout from the underground into mainstream. Their musical style hasn't changed that much from the predecessors. The album is available as a limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on silver coloured vinyl. Still Alive and Well was the long-awaited return album by the American blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter. It's a masterpiece of commanding guitar work, raw vocals, and with the perfect song selection a record every blues rock fan should own. The Allman Brothers Band's tenth studio album Shades of Two Worlds is a work where the group went back to their music improvisations. ”Nobody Knows” is the standout track, with a jazzy jam with instrumental swells, extensive drum tracks, and dramatic lead vocals that recall the band's salad days.

The American hip hop duo Das EFX released their second album Straight Up Sewaside in 1993. The chemistry between Drayz and Skoob is present in their choice of wordplay. This release is available as a limited edition of 1.000 individually numbered copies on coloured (solid orange & gold mixed) vinyl. In C is a musical piece by the composer and performing musician Terry Riley. As one of the first minimalist compositions and a highlight of this genre it's a response to the modern music that dominated the scene in 1968. In C's 50th anniversary is available as a limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl. Aphrodite's Child's last album 666 is a masterpiece and their most critically acclaimed album. It took more than a year to finish and by the time it was released, in 1972, the band had already split up. 666 is available as a limited first pressing of 2.000 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl.

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CHICK COREA - TONES FOR JOAN’S BONES
Jazz pianist Chick Corea's wonderful jazz record Tones for Joan's Bones is his first record as a leader of a hard bop group. The distinct Latin tinge of Corea's music can be found all over the record. Anybody with an interest in this vital and exciting jazz period will find this session indispensable.                
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
BIOHAZARD - STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS
Biohazard released their third studio album State of the World Address in 1994. Their breakout from the underground into mainstream culture yielded an album where their musical style hasn't changed that much from the predecessors.              
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
JOHNNY WINTER - STILL ALIVE AND WELL
Still Alive and Well is the long-awaited return album by the American blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter. It is a masterpiece of commanding guitar work, raw vocals, and with the perfect song selection a record every blues rock fan should own.
  • Including insert
  • Feat. two Rolling Stones songs "Silver Train" and "Let It Bleed"
Exclusive
TERRY RILEY & MEMBERS OF THE CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS (SUNY-BUFFALO) - IN C
In C is a musical piece by the composer and performing musician Terry RileyIn C consists of repeating cells and different rhythms, loosely based on the musical structures he had heard and loved in north African music. For listeners with a sympathy for minimalism it's a wild and impressive work, full of energy.         
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • PVC protective sleeve
  • Includes Insert
  • 50th anniversary, limited edition of 500 individually numbered copies on transparent vinyl
Exclusive
DAS EFX - STRAIGHT UP SEWASIDE

The American hip hop duo Das EFX released their second album Straight Up Sewaside in 1993. Their rapid-fire vocals are just like on their debut Dead Serious innovative and drained in samples and beats.                   

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
Exclusive
ECHOBELLY - ON

The Britpop era brought the world a bunch of great records, including Echobelly's second album On. They recorded some melodic and intense alternative guitar rock for this record, one of the better Britpop albums circulating in the mid-90s, often compared to Blondie and known for their influences from The Smiths.      

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including insert
  • 1995 album featuring "Great Things", "King Of The Kerb"  and "Dark Therapy"
  • First pressing of 750 individually numbered copies on orange coloured vinyl
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - SHADES OF TWO WORLDS
The Allman Brothers Band was one of America's greatest Southern rock bands. Shades of Two Worlds, their tenth studio album, is a work where the group went back to their music improvisations. They largely infused hints of the blues, jazz, and country into their music.               
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • 10th Studio album
  • Feat. "Nobody Knows", "Kind of Bird" and "Get On with Your Life"
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - VISIONS OF THE EMERALD BEYOND
Mahavishnu Orchestra was one of the keystone bands of the jazz-rock fusion movement. Their 1975 album Visions of the Emerald Beyond is a more accessible album, consisting of shorter jazz-rock tracks. The songs are connected with each other and even got some influences from the funk music of that time.   
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve

04-01-2019