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Big Big Train

Wassail EP (cd pre-order)


Progressive Music Award winners Big Big Train returns with its first release since the universally acclaimed English Electric albums.

The Wassail EP contains three new songs (two of which are exclusive to the EP) and a live bonus track, and demonstrates the band confidently expanding its musical palette.

The title track is a memorably melodic and anthemic fusion of Folk, Progressive and Rock music, while Lost Rivers Of London and Mudlarks are evocative evolutions of BBT’s trademark 'English pastoral' sound. The EP is completed by a powerful performance of Master James of St George (live at Real World studios).

Pre-order for June 1st release.


Fjieri

Words Are All We Have (cd pre-order)


6 years after its debut album Endless, Fjieri return with Words Are All We Have.

As before, the band (led by Stefano Panunzi and Nicola Lori) are joined by an impressive cast of guest musicians, including Jakko M Jakszyk, Tim Bowness, 05Ric, Mike Applebaum, Nicola Alesini and Gavin Harrison.

Co-produced by Jakszyk, Words Are All We Have presents a sophisticated combination of Art Rock and Progressive Rock influences that incorporate tasteful atmospherics, melancholy melodies, driving rhythms, twisting fretless bass lines and imaginative riffs (recalling aspects of Porcupine Tree, Eno, Japan, King Crimson and No-Man). Words Are All We Have is a more than worthy successor to Endless.

Includes a cover version (sung by Jakszyk) of the rare Bowness/Barbieri song, Flame.

Pre-order for June 1st release.


Rush

Hemispheres (vinyl pre-order)


The sixth Rush studio album from 1978 is without doubt the most wildly Progressive of the band's career.

Featuring the sidelong opus Cygnus X-1 Book II and the ingenious instrumental La Villa Strangiato.

High-quality 180g vinyl in gatefold cover with download card.

Pre-order for 18th May release.


Jon Hassell

City: Works Of Fiction (triple cd pre-order)


Combining Hassell's trademark brand of Fourth World fusion with influences from the then emerging hip-hop scene, this 1990 album is a landmark release in JH's career.

This 2014 re-release of City: Works Of Fiction is presented as a deluxe triple CD set, alongside a 1989 concert performance of the City group, mixed live by Brian Eno, plus a carefully edited sequence of alternate takes, demos and re-interpretations. Includes a 24 page booklet.

A very limited edition re-press. Pre-order for May 11th shipping.


Brian Eno

My Squelchy Life (double vinyl)


First time on vinyl for legendary 'lost' Brian Eno album My Squelchy Life. Originally slated for release on Warner Bros in September 1991 and pulled from the schedules at the last moment, in subsequent years it has been heavily bootlegged and entered the lexicon of Eno myth.

For this extremely limited exclusive Record Store Day edition, it is presented in a deluxe gatefold vinyl edition, including an additional unreleased track from the same recording sessions, Rapid Eye. Deluxe double LP in gatefold with inner bags and a download card.

Having quickly solid out of our initial batch, we now have a very limited number of extra copies back in stock (the final ones). Shipping now.


T Rex

The Slider (cd pre-order)


One of the first releases in Edsel's Classic Albums series, T Rex's Glam Rock genius is displayed at its peak on its 1972 release The Slider.

Containing Metal Guru, Telegram Sam and Spaceball Ricochet, the album remains one of the most consistent of Marc Bolan's glittering career and possesses one of the band's most iconic covers.

Presented in a mini-replica gatefold sleeve and selling at a budget price.

Pre-order for June 1st release.


Anekdoten

Until All The Ghosts Are Gone (cd/vinyl pre-orders)


Anekdoten return after an eight year hiatus with their sixth album, Until All The Ghosts Are Gone.

Featuring six new compositions and guest appearances from Per Wiberg (ex-Opeth), Theo Travis, and Marty Wilson-Piper (The Church), the album raises the band's potent Mellotron-drenched brand of dark Progressive Rock to a higher level than before.

Available as a cd in digipak and a limited edition heavyweight 140g vinyl version in gatefold cover with cd and printed inner sleeve.

CD shipping now. Vinyl shipping on 18th May.


Rock Pots

New mugs


More new Rock Pots in stock, including mugs for Gong’s brilliant Shamal and Gazeuse! Jazz Rock opuses and Return To Forever’s muso paradise, Romantic Warrior.

Shipping now.