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King Crimson

On (and off) The Road 1981 - 1984 (11cd/3dvd-a/3blu-ray box set pre-order)

The 17 disc limited edition box set On (and off) The Road presents a complete overview of the enduringly popular 1980s incarnation of King Crimson.

Contents include:

* 9cds including new Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of Discipline (2011), Beat (2016) and Three of a Perfect Pair (2016), and the final concert from each of the band's tours: Japan 1981 (new to CD), Germany 1982 (new mixes for this edition), Canada (Absent Lovers) 1984 (remastered for this edition)

* 2cds of additional studio recordings including 1 cd containing edited and expanded of sessions for the abandoned third album and a 'making of...' CD featuring studio snippets and outtakes from across the studio recordings (providing a fascinating audio insight into the 'Crimson process')

* 3dvd-a discs (hybrid discs compatible with all dvd players and rom-drives, region free, ntsc) feature the three original studio albums in high-resolution stereo (new & original mixes), 5.1 Surround Sound mixes and additional audio and videos on all three discs

* 3 blu-ray discs containing all the dvd-a disc material plus extensive additional video material including: Frejus live (Discipline), Alabama-Halle (Beat) (footage unseen since original 1982 broadcast), Japan 1984 (Three of a Perfect Pair) and additional hi-res audio options

* The Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray also features previously unseen footage from the final run of 1984 Japanese concerts plus 2 sets of 'single camera footage' recordings with shots focusing on each of the individual musicians. The Absent Lovers concert is also included in a new Surround Sound mix on the Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray

Presented in a 12" box with booklet, memorabilia, extensive sleevenotes and eyewitness accounts of KC live.

Pre-order for 21st October release.

John Wesley

a way you'll never be (cd / double vinyl with cd pre-orders)

a way you'll never be is the eighth studio album from John Wesley and offers a contemporary take on the classic progressive rock sound of the 1970s.

Drawing on influences including Rush and Pink Floyd (and the stylings of guitarists such as Robin Trower and Jeff Beck), Wesley's lyrics interpret and update Ernest Hemingway stories.

Featuring striking Carl Glover artwork, powerful riffs, strong hooks, and a good dose of grit.

Available as a limited edition cd in digipak and as a double vinyl version with cd in a gatefold sleeve.

Pre-order for 7th October release. The first 170 copies come with signed postcard.

Nerve Toy Trio

Accidental Bar-B-Que plus The Hard Cell EP (2 x cd pre-order)

2016's Accidental Bar-B-Que is the first full length album from Nerve Toy Trio.

Ace guitarist Tony Harn, drummer Howard Jones and bassist David Jones (Plenty) have created a 55 minute suite comprising six pieces of intricate and lean guitar-driven instrumental music that combines Fusion and Progressive Rock influences with a contemporary production sheen and occasional flashes of Canterbury-esque humour.

Taking inspiration from the likes of Camel, Rush, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and King Crimson, ultimately NTT asserts its own quirky identity throughout this accomplished debut album.

The first 100 copies of the album come with a free copy of the band's EP The Hard Cell.

Pre-order for 9th September release.

The Pineapple Thief

Your Wilderness (various formats)

The Pineapple Thief's 2016 release Your Wilderness takes TPT away from Magnolia's more 'pop' orientated production and sees Bruce Soord draw inspiration from his Progressive roots.

For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. Alongside Gavin Harrison (who has gifted some typically brilliant drum parts that have taken TPT into fresh territory) and a four-piece choir, Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) arranged and recorded string sections, Darran Charles (Godsticks) contributed additional electric guitar work, and Supertramp's John Helliwell performs some beautiful clarinet parts that bring the album to a poignant close.

Available on cd, 180g vinyl (with download code), and as a deluxe hardback 2cd/dvd-av edition featuring a 44 page book (the bonus cd features a single 40 minute Progressive/Ambient piece).

CD and commemorative t-shirts shipping now. Deluxe and vinyl versions back on pre-order (more copies coming soon).