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    Strawbs: Prog in 1977? Phew!

    Title: Deadlines Label: Esoteric The Strawbs were a strange group – which was an immediate attraction to many future fans. They emerged from a folkie tradition, more bluegrass to be honest,…

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    Kansas: Wearing a Prog Masque?

    Title: Masque Label: Music on Vinyl  Moving onwards from any successful and accepted genre can be difficult. Hard core prog bands like Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer did well in…

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    Cast: Britpop Collected & Boxed

    Title: The Vinyl Collection 1995-2001 Label: Demon Cast popped up along with a host of other bands during the Brit-pop era in the mid-90s, although they had to fight their corner…

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    Popol Vuh: The Early Years Boxed

    Title: The Essential Album Collection Vol.1 Label: BMG Classic krautrock all the way from Munich and all the way from 1970 when Popol Vuh were initially formed. They were the first…

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    ZZ Top: The Beards Go Again…

    Title: Cinco No.2 Label: Rhino A box set of five LPs from the beardy rockers, the whole is packaged within a slip case box and is mastered nicely via Rhino. The…

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    All The Young Droogs: Wham, Bam, Glam

    Title: 60 Juvenile Delinquent Wrecks Label: RPM What a little treasure trove of Droogs we have here. As the subtitle says this is a selection of Rock’n’Glam (and a Flavour of Bubblegum)…

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    Alexander Spence: The Mystery Deepens

    Title: AndOarAgain Label: Sundazed Like his cultural compatriot, Syd Barrett, Alexander Spence – at least in those quarters that are unfamiliar with his brief creative output – is best known for…

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    Siloah: Caught in the Commune

    Title: Sukram Gurk/Siloah Label: Wah Wah A German band touching on classic krautrock, prog, a bit of psych and folk too. Siloah really were a group, living on a farm as a commune,…

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    Mott: Butt Nott a Lott Of Hooples

    Title: Drive On Label: Floating World Mott was a derivation from the successful rock band, Mott the Hoople. That band was beset by a revolving door of band line-up changes that…

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    Fall Of The Peacemakers from Molly Hatchet

    Title: Fall Of The Peacemakers 1980-1985 Label: HNE When you have a band name that apparently was drawn from a Southern prostitute who apparently beheaded her clients but not before dabbling in…

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    Dr Chan: Nasty Rock’n’Roll Rhythms

    Title: Squier Label: Stolen Body A second album from Dr Chan. Uh-oh. But no, let’s pretend we don’t know and see what happens.  Based upon classic nasty rock’n’roll rhythms this French…

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    Paul Jacobs: Let’s Make Some Noise

    Tite: Easy Label: Stolen Body  All the way from Montreal Quebec, ex-one man band the now band-bedecked Paul Jacobs wrote, performed, recorded and mixed this album. Anyone how has seen his…

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    Paul Rodgers: Free To Roam

    Title: Free Spirit Label: Quarto Valley Records This is a 3LP set, presented in a double fold-out gatefold sleeve, captures Paul Rodgers in a live setting, the Royal Albert Hall in…

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    Phantasmagoria Expansion for Curved Air

    Title: Phantasmagoria Label: Esoteric An expanded two disc edition of the original Phantasmagoria album. Originally released in 1972, the album was the first to feature the line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals,…

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    Undertones: Seven Inches in a Box

    Title: Singles Label: BMG Formed in Derry in 1974, The Undertones consisted of the O’Neill brothers – John and Damian on guitars, Michael Bradley on bass, Billy Doherty on drums and…

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    Carl Palmer: In The Palmer His Hands

    Title: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live Label: BMG This set features two live shows. On the CD is a show from 25 November 2015, featuring the ELP album, Tarkus alongside Mars,…

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    STONE THE CROWS & MAGGIE BELL

    Title: Best Of Label: Angel Air Scotland-spawned Stone the Crows had everything going from them but luck. They were talented, well known and respected but never received the success they deserved.…

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