Japanese limited edition issue in a deluxe LP sleeve replica of the original album artwork of the live album recorded in March 1974 and first released in 1990. Comes with a paper "obi" strip and a serial number. During a concert tour in the Midwestern United States in 1974, Badfinger learned that the Agora venue in Cleveland, Ohio, contained a 16-track studio capable of live recordings. The group had released five studio albums up to this point but had not made any professional live recordings. Deciding to utilise the equipment, Badfinger recorded two of their shows at the Agora. Due to audio distortion and essentially a moderate performance by the group, the tapes were not used at the time.
"Magic Christian Music" is an debut album by the British rock band Badfinger, released in early 1970 on Apple Records. Three tracks from the LP are featured in the film The Magic Christian, which also gives the album its title. However, Magic Christian Music is not an official soundtrack album for the film.
Official reissue of the 1976 debut by SPRIGUNS (previously known as Spriguns of Tolgus). The band adopted a Fairport-like electric folk-rock sound, capped by Mandy Morton's silky velvet vocals. Electric violin and electric guitars evoke misty ancient moorlands and create a suitable backing for Mandy's beautiful voice. Fabulous.This is one superb UK folk rock album that until now has been only available via bootlegs or expensive Japanese imports.
After a decade in the business playing with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and UK, Bill Bruford's first solo album finds him going in the jazz direction his career would eventually exclusively become. The music on this album was written between January and June 1977 rehearsed for three weeks and recorded and mixed at Trident Studios in London, August 1977.
In the '80s, Jethro Tull was no longer the dominant force on the rock scene they had been throughout much of the previous decade, but the indomitable Ian Anderson continued to make ambitious records based on themes of ages past, even in an era of skinny ties and drum machines. BROADSWORD AND THE BEAST has a marked swords-and-sorcery motif; Anderson is depicted as a winged elfin creature on the cover. Despite such leanings, producer Paul Samwell-Smith–original bassist for the Yardbirds–gives the record a modern gloss, weaving the synthesizer playing of Peter-John Vettesse and the out-sized guitars of Tull stalwart Martin Barre through BROADSWORD's vaguely medieval-sounding romps.