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  • Since her debut album arrived in 1968, Joni Mitchell’s songs have been embraced across generations, inspired multitudes of artists around the world, and earned every conceivable accolade She is now opening her vault for the first time to create the Joni Mitchell Archives, a new series of releases that will span the next several...
  • "Bonkers double album by former THIRD WORLD WAR singer/chopper guitarist, TERRY STAMP, clocking in at 80 minutes with 20 tracks that have never been released on vinyl before Recorded between 1980-1989 in Terry's converted cellar/bomb shelter Raw, rough, and honest Real working class music for working class people The only...
  • Archival Greek rebetika music here from A Kostis, unearthed from the 1930’s Vivid tales of crime and prison are Kostis’ stock-in-trade, accompanied by remarkable guitar The Jail’s A Fine School has never been released on vinyl before: that, coupled with the relative obscurity of the rebetika form, means that not many...
  • Prime Prine is the 1976 compilation of songs from John Prine’s first four albums Features the tracks “Sam Stone”, The Great Compromise" and "Sweet...
  • "Ai Aso's immaculately crafted form of minimalist pop music skirts the edges of tensity with the manner and with the skill of a tight rope walker, calmly balancing repeatedly at every step, with a combination of surety and the risk of a slip, a fall, and an unknown uncoiling of events Aso's capacity to capture, or inspire, the...
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    The 21st century has seen a welcome upswing in appreciation of Britain’s great history of cutting-edge folk-rock in the 1960s and ’70s So it might come as a shock for modern converts to learn that the great duo of Richard & Linda Thompson never made the UK charts Thankfully, the first album to bill...
  • Originally released on CD in 1999, M Ward's debut is a sparse, mostly live affair recorded with pal and engineer Adam Selzer of Norfolk & Western at Type Foundry Studio in Portland, OR Listeners who are already accustomed to Ward\'s breathy, conversational vocal delivery and soft-picked, West Coast Americana melodies will find...
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    In 1972, Barry Dransfield recorded this debut solo album A real delight from start to finish, it features an array of traditional songs arranged by Barry, some original ones and some fantastic covers from people like Michael Hurley ("The Werewolf") and David Ackles ("Be My Friend") Sadly, the album was deleted just after nine...
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    The theme song 'You're Dead' to the FX show What We Do in the Shadows has fostered a new appreciation for the singular talent that was Norma Tanega And it's high time, tooNorma was discovered while singing to Catskill summer campers by producer Herb Bernstein, who brought her to Four Seasons songwriter Bob Crewe Crewe signed her...
  • An essential reissue of Josephine Foster’s crucially revered classic ‘This Coming Gladness’ is released for the first time on vinyl since 2008 The vinyl comes with brand new artwork and is housed in a reverse board sleeve with a download card “Josephine’s best effort to date, deserves top grades in every aspect:...
  • Previously unreleased live recording of Bert Jansch’s stunning concert in Mestre at the Teatro Corso, Italy 1977 The performance also features appearances from Martin Jenkins, Sam Mitchell and Leo Wijnkamp,...
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    “I first heard Michael Yonkers via the Microminature Love reissue (Sub Pop) and was immediately hooked I started collecting any piece of his legend that I could…some true, some likely not He had hand-built all of his gear He had broken his back He was part of experimental surgery that left him in lifelong pain “He was a...
  • The latest from COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS Produced by ANDREW SARLO (Big Thief) and featuring BIG THIEF drummer JAMES KRIVCHENIA, along with Big Thief collaborator and TWAIN member MATTHEW DAVIDSON “Old Flowers is about heartbreak There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs This...
  • The Trees Community was a 1970’s Episcopal religious order that created and performed original world music on over eighty instruments They were first a group of searching young people exploring many faiths and cultures By the beginning of 1971, they became a Christian community that explored new music as a form of communion...
  • Trading Places present a reissue of Bridget St John's Songs For The Gentle Man, originally released in 1971 The English singer and guitarist Bridget St John was introduced to the bourgeoning London folk scene by guitarist John Martyn, her rich and unusually deep voice being highly distinctive BBC Radio disc jockey John Peel became...
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    ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ is Bob Dylan’s first album of original material in 8 years and his first since becoming the only songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2016 Its 10 tracks include the three new songs released this spring: the album’s lead-off track, “I Contain Multitudes,” the nearly 17-minute...
  • Day Of Light, the first album by Chicago musician Constantine, released as a private edition in 2015, took the underground psych-folk scene by storm and it's now a cult album between psychedelic aficionados Guerssen Records announce the release of Constantine's second effort: In Memory Of A Summer Day, another psychedelic...
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    Greek Rebetika is an often dark, melancholy style of folk/pop music that spread from the docks of Athens to a Greek diaspora across the world in the early 20th century As the label correctly classify, these “songs of sorrow, poverty, loss and general end of this god forsaken planet” still resonate nearly a 100 years later due...
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    In classic Jayhawks fashion, the songs here mix the influence of American roots music with British invasion and jangly power-pop, but there’s a newfound vitality at play, as well, an invigoration of confidence and energy that could only come with the injection of fresh blood The result is an album that, much like the...
  • “I met Sandy Denny at the Troubadour in Earl’s Court in late 1966,” Strawbs vocalist, guitarist, and banjoist David Cousins said “I dropped in late one night to hear an angel singing Sandy was sitting on a stool, wearing a white dress, a straw hat, and playing a Gibson Hummingbird guitar When she came off stage, I...
  • We’re in the midst of an occult revival, in large part because people are searching for meaning Look at the rise of Tarot, astrology apps, crystals, and smudging kits for sale alongside fast fashion; and even online yoga JESS WILLIAMSON's Sorceress, her fourth album and second with Mexican Summer, arrives during this...
  • Alternative Fox presents a reissue of Sandy Bull's Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, originally released in 1963 Folk musician Sandy Bull took an unorthodox approach to stringed instruments, influenced in part by sharing an apartment with Nubian oud master, Hamza El Din His 1963 debut LP for Vanguard, Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo,...
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    Take a Picture blends Margo's infectious and highly intelligent songcraft with her absolutely unique voice - equal parts girl group innocence and seductive torch One of the most endearing and delicious soft rock records from its era, here's an impeccable Sundazed vinyl reissue of this '68 masterpiece, direct from the original...
  • Here reissued on 180-GRAM VINYL, 1970's 'A Beard Of Stars' is the fourth studio album by English psychedelic folk band Tyrannosaurus Rex It was the last LP-release before the band changed its name to T...
  • Reissued on 180-gram vinyl and presented in a gatefold sleeve, here's the classic eponymous 1971 debut-album by American folk singer and songwriter Judee...
  • A reissue on 180-gram vinyl, coming in a gatefold sleeve with a lyric sheet 'Heart Food', originally dating back to 1973, was Judee's second and final full-length release This music is complex, elegantly crafted and yet completely devoid of pretension or overwrought melodrama Unfairly lumped in with other female, proto-adult...
  • Formed in the English Midlands as a six-piece band in 1969, Galliard released their second LP 'New Dawn' in 1970 The album has a strong progressive flavour, with an interesting brass section and great, strong melodies It also features the great sitar breakout "Ask for Nothing", certainly one of the highlights here, a trippy 9...
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    Roza Eskenazi was a giant of rembetika, the urban Greek music of Ottoman origin associated with the poor underclass Eskenazi's life was extraordinary: born Sarah Spinazi to a poor Sephardic Jewish family in Constantinople, probably in the mid-1890s, after an itinerant childhood, she began dancing at the Grand Hotel Theatre in...
  • Recording is the Trip - The Karen Dalton Archives is a three-LP, three-CD box set, including a download card and a shirt Three LPs: Includes for the first-time ever on clear vinyl, limited edition the 1962 double live album Cotton Eyed Joe remastered, the 1963 home recordings album Green Rocky Road remastered The three CDs are the...
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    The Eighteenth Day of May were a six-piece, London based group Originally formed as an acoustic trio consisting of American Alison Brice (vocals, flute), Swede Richard Olson (acoustic guitar, harmonica, sitar), and Ben Phillipson (guitar, mandolin), they combined elements of traditional and contemporary folk with a psychedelic...
  • Robbie Basho was one of the big three American acoustic guitar innovators, John Fahey and Leo Kottke being the other two Basho was the least commercially successful of the three, but his influence and reputation has steadily grown since his untimely death in 1986 at the age of 45 And with good reason; for Basho’s deeply...
  • On her third album U kin B the Sun, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of her mesmerizing voice At turns ecstatic and heavy-hearted, gloriously shambolic and deeply purifying, U kin B the Sun is the outcome of a...
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    Come join the Reaper… Fiery Judgements, Rapturous Apocalyptic Revelations and Death’s Icy Grip This Brim-stoned collection of weathered mountain-prophets and battered backwoods-poets features Angelic Voices, Infernal Visions and Gospel Redemptions, Bluegrass Exultations and heartfelt Sinful Lamentations Most often waxed on...
  • Singer-songwriter Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz and 1970s folk artists such as James Taylor The Philadelphia native honed his songwriting skills while waiting tables and bartending after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English He eventually landed some high-profile...
  • Originally released in a limited run of 1000 numbered copies in December 1974, the LP by The Alice Island Band is one of the rarest UK private press underground folk LP's Including songs that were written as early as 1968, this lovely reissue (edition of 500 copies with reproduced artwork) is highly recommended to fans of Peter...
  • Originally released in January 2013 and quickly sold out, this recording from the 10th December 2011 concert in Brest is finally re-released on vinyl Limited to 300 copies on light grey...
  • Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history  When asked about what drove him to craft his deeply evocative new album, Steve Earle says, “I thought that, given the way things are now,...
  • From the people who brought you Hillbillies In Hell… Lust, murder, assassination, alienation, war, depravity and credit cards Troubled times demand troubled troubadours And here they are – 16 seismic slices of misfortune, desperation, woe and plain high-weirdness – delivered by a stellar cast of country music...
  • Alternative Fox presents a reissue of Jan Dukes De Grey’s Sorcerers, originally issued in 1969 Sorcerers is the group’s debut, recorded when Jan Dukes de Grey were still the duo of multi-instrumentalists Derek Noy, the band’s songwriter and lead vocalist, and Michael Bairstow The 18 songs of the album, recorded in...
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