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Moyshe Mcstiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart: Expanded Edition
Moyshe Mcstiff and the Tartan Lancers of the Sacred Heart: Expanded Edition
Price: £17.02

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Treasure, 5 Aug 2008
This album is a masterpiece and five stars is what it deserves! When the Incredible String Band became a boring rockband in the seventies, the former member Clive Palmer with crew produced this "acid folk" classic. There is not a single error on the album, and this remastred edition sounds great. I remember when I looked after it in the 80's. I've found an expensive copy of the first album on CBS after a few years, but the second album on Polydor was impossible to find (at least in Sweden). Now when you can get it on both CD and vinyl, don't miss the opportunity before it's too late!


Wise After The Event (Remastered / Expanded) (2CD)
Wise After The Event (Remastered / Expanded) (2CD)
Price: £12.77

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ant's Second and Best Effort, 5 Aug 2008
To begin with, I think that "the Geese and the Ghost" is a very good solo debut, but it lacks a little bit of structure and the pieces are slightly too long sometimes. On "Wise After the Event", Ant has grown as a songwriter and to my suprise he is also a capable singer! The production by Rupert Hine is terrific, letting all the instruments flow gently to create a web of stunning beauty. The songs are much shorter than on the previous album and the long instrumental passages are replaced by well arranged quirky (but beutiful) tunes. As a guitarist Ant has no need for showing his capabilities and with back up from Michael Giles and John G Perry etc, he is at the top of his game. The sound quality of this remastred edition i crisp and clear, but the bonus disc is an overkill. A single CD would be perfectly fine, for me anyway. A truly lost classic and a must for Genesis fans and beyond!


Samurai - Remastered version
Samurai - Remastered version
Price: £13.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Minor Masterpiece of Progressive Rock, 5 Aug 2008
The group that operate under the name Samurai is actually the same band (exept for one member) as the last incarnation of Web, who recoreded the exellent album "I Spider" (also released by Esoteric). It's more brass oriented, but the performance of the band and the songwriting skills of Dave Lawson are intact. Lawson later became a founding member of Greenslade, and the music on Samurai sole album shows some similarities to the earlier albums made by that group. So if you looking for a "new" and exiting experience in the progressive field, don't miss this one!


To the Highest Bidder ~ Remastered + Bonus Tracks
To the Highest Bidder ~ Remastered + Bonus Tracks
Price: £12.38

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exellent Album from an esoteric Dutch Band, 5 Aug 2008
Fans of Zappa and the Canterbury scene, Look Out! The Dutch group Supersister produced four exellent albums in the early 70's. If I have to pick one of them it has to be "To the Highest Bidder". The album is packed with strong tunes, quirky melodies and a lot of humour. I just started to listen to the band when Esoteric Records released the albums this spring and to my suprise they are as good as anything that came out of Britain during the same era. Highly recomended if you dare to take the chance!


Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Price: £7.99

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Forgotten Gem, 5 Aug 2008
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This review is from: Dragonfly (Audio CD)
This album has only been released officially in South Korea and it was very hard do get. It's now remastered with a exellent booklet written by Mark Powell. The sound quality is very good indeed and one wonders why it took so long to release one of the best albums by The Strawbs. All's well that ends well!

The album is a more striped down affair if you compare it to their first album. Tony Visconti's production give a more pastoral feeling than any other album made by the band, and it sounds a bit like Nick Drakes first album. There is no "stand out tracks" on the album, since all the songs, written mostly by Dave Cousins, is of highest standard, but if I have to pick a few favorites it will be "Another Day", "I Turned my Face ...", "Josephine" and the title track.
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Back Into the Future ~ Remastered + Bonus Tracks
Back Into the Future ~ Remastered + Bonus Tracks
Price: £15.89

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expanded with the complete Roundhouse concert., 10 Jun 2008
Esoteric did it again. By expanding the Back into the Future album into a tripple box, they have now added the complete concert from the Roundhouse. And what a gig! It's nice to hear some of the tunes that ended upp on the studio album. They have rarley been included in the setlists over the years. But they also manage to do fine versions of the more well known tunes like "Bananas" and "Life on the Road". Of course "C Mon" and "Spunk Rock" from the original live album is there and they are included both as part of the original running order and on the two bonus discs that present the concert in full.

The original dubble album shows the Man Band at their improvising peak and it's even gets close to the brilliance of the follow up "Rhinos,Winos and lunatics". I have to give it five stars, since the crew at Esoteric has done a marvelous job! Keep on Crinting!


Midnight Mushrumps
Midnight Mushrumps
Price: £9.00

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pastoral in a Progressive fashion., 14 Dec 2007
This review is from: Midnight Mushrumps (Audio CD)
Gryphons music had influences from medeival, traditional and classical music. This sounds a little bit "academic", does't it! But it works really well and this album is a very good example when progressive rock actually means progression. A beautiful and unique musical experience!


Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day ~ Remastered plus bonus tracks-deluxe edition
Be Good to Yourself at Least Once a Day ~ Remastered plus bonus tracks-deluxe edition
Price: £12.14

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Slow Burner, 14 Dec 2007
More improvisations than previous studio efforts, but these guys know their homework. C'mon and Bananas has become standards in the Man reportoire ever since! It took a while to get in to, but it's worth the effort! Highly recomended
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Rhinos, Winos + Lunatics: Expanded Edition
Rhinos, Winos + Lunatics: Expanded Edition
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Price: £14.53

14 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic from the mid 70's, 14 Dec 2007
Man recorded a few exellent albums between 1969 - 1975, but this one has always been my favorite. Deke Leonard is back after a short solo venture, and this is an important step for the band since he is the best songwriter in the ever changing lineup. But one schould not discredit Mickey Jones songwriting either, and on the second side of the original album his skills comes through!! If you only want to invest in one Man album, let this one be your choice.


Pipedream
Pipedream
Price: £8.57

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious Stuff!, 31 Jan 2006
This review is from: Pipedream (Audio CD)
By all means, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. The quality of the songs and the performance are of highest standard. If you're in to "folk music" with a highly personal touch, this is The album for you! It's a sort of mixture between David Bowie during the "Honky Dory era" and the more "good time" approach Lindisfarne had during their early years. Highly recommended!


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