Magic Box presents a reissue of Pirana’s self-titled album, originally released in 1971. Pirana’s heavily percussive brand of progressive rock was a huge hit with audiences in Australia in the early ’70s. Although often compared to Santana, they brought their own biting style to a superb selection of original material, with Tony Hamilton’s superb lead guitar to the fore. Their classic debut album was originally released in early 1971, and is reissued here in its original gatefold sleeve, together with background notes and rare images.
Magic Box presents a reissue of Tea & Symphony’s An Asylum For The Musically Insane. This quirky Birmingham trio’s debut album was originally released in September 1969. Spanning psych, folk, blues, and pop, with a range of trippy effects, it was produced by the great Gus Dudgeon (David Bowie, Elton John) and is one of the best-loved British underground recordings of its time. It makes its long-overdue return to vinyl here, together with an insert containing notes and rare images. “Maybe My Mind” features Egg.
Magic Box present a reissue of Locomotive’s We Are Everything You See, originally released in 1969. Led by the legendary Norman Haines, Locomotive were one of Birmingham’s finest ’60s bands. They had a 1968 hit with the ska-styled “Rudi’s In Love”, but by 1969 they had taken a more progressive direction. Their sole album was produced by Gus Dudgeon (renowned for his work with David Bowie and Elton John), but its release was delayed and the band had split by the time it finally appeared at the turn of the decade, dooming it to minuscule sales. It is now regarded as a lost classic, and is one of the most collectible albums of the era. It makes its long-overdue return to vinyl here, together with an insert containing photos and info. Features keyboardist Norman Haines. Original flipback cover.
Magic Box present a reissue of J.D. Blackfoot’s The Ultimate Prophecy, originally released in 1970. Formed in Ohio in 1969, J.D. Blackfoot unleashed this stunning blend of folk, country, and hard rock in August 1970. Boasting powerful vocals, searing guitar leads and outstanding drumming, it has gone on to be recognized as an underground rock classic and makes a welcome return to vinyl here, in a gatefold sleeve. It also includes a CD featuring the full album and eight rare non-album bonus tracks, including both sides of their elusive debut single.
The last album by this Scottish act (consisting of David McNiven and Angela Rew) is one of the best and most collectable acid folk albums ever made. As well as the epic title track, it features four superb shorter songs, with expert backing from musicians including Danny Thompson and Terry Cox of Pentangle. It makes a welcome return to vinyl here, together with two postcards. Originally issued in 1971.
Magic Box presents a reissue of Jake Holmes’ debut album, The Above Ground Sound Of Jake Holmes. Having honed his craft in the folk clubs of New York, Holmes released his debut album in July 1967. Best-known for including the original version of “Dazed and Confused” (later immortalized by Led Zeppelin), it’s an early singer-songwriter landmark, packed with inventive songs featuring notable electric guitar parts. It makes a long-awaited return to vinyl here, together with background notes and a CD version of the full album with two rare bonus tracks.
The second album by this gifted British underground singer-songwriter was originally released in October 1970. Featuring superb acoustic guitar from Christmas, as well as expert backing from members of Mighty Baby and a stunning duet with the enigmatic Shelagh McDonald, it’s finally made available again here.
The Common People ”Of The People / By The People / For The People From The Common People” (Magic Box)
A highly regarded US psychedelic album, originally released by Capitol in 1969, gets reissued on 140-GRAM BLACK VINYL. The Common People had a very unique style, which was mellow, moody and intense (or even heavy, in a way) at the same time. The LP was produced by Tim Hudson (a.o. The Seeds, The Lollipop Shoppe) and arranged by David Axelrod. This special edition comes with liner notes and a free CD featuring four non-album bonus tracks!
Led by underground guitar hero John Du Cann (formerly of Andromeda and Atomic Rooster) and also featuring bassist John Gustafson (Quatermass) and drummer Paul Hammond (Atomic Rooster), this energetic trio’s debut is packed with crunching riffs and wailing solos, and benefits from a strikingly clear production. Originally released in May 1972, it’s nothing short of a lost hard rock classic, and is finally made available again here, accompanied by a CD with three bonus tracks.
Magic Box present a reissue of Euclid’s Heavy Equipment, originally released in 1970. Comprising former members of New England faves The Cobras and Lazy Smoke, this hard-hitting quartet formed in 1970 and featured no fewer than three lead guitarists. Their sole album consists of bludgeoning post-psychedelic hard rock, and found few fans in its day. But it’s highly rated today, and routinely changes hands for hundreds of dollars. This long-awaited vinyl reissue replicates the original gatefold artwork, and includes a A5, mini-poster insert reproduced from an original design; includes original press release replica. 140 gram vinyl.