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Soft Machine - Soft Machine Turns On, Volume 1 & 2

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The legacy of the early Soft Machine has been chronicled by many bootlegs and re-releases of the band's first album demos by Giorgio Gomelsky. What so far have not surfaced are official...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2002-04-01)

Pauline Oliveros - Alien Bog / Beautiful Soop

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Born in 1932, accordionist / musical philosopher / teacher Oliveros has been hailed a champion of the avant garde in America, ever since instigating the field of meditative music. Founding the Deep...

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(Posted by Mike Ezzo 1998-07-01)

Traffic - First Exit

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On September 12, 1967, three months before releasing their first LP, Mr. Fantasy, Traffic performed live on Radiohuset in Stockholm, Sweden to a large crowd. This radio broadcast was...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-19)

Cream - Nineteen Sixty-Seven

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Vogon Records has unearthed and released some lost broadcasts by Cream during their halcyon days between 1966 and 1967. What we have is a live recording made for Swedish radio plus some unreleased...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-05-30)

Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

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Of all the 60s / 70s classic groups out there, maybe the one I'm most fatigued by is Pink Floyd. A year or two ago I had a chance to listen to the Dark Side of the Moon box that had...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-05-24)

Traffic - Where the Poppies Grow - Historic Radio Sessions 1967

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For those of you who do not know Traffic's history, the band was formed in 1967 by Steve Winwood after leaving the Spencer Davis Group, along with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason. The...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-04-11)

Pearls Before Swine - One Nation Underground & Balaklava

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A slice of the past, but certainly one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Pearls Before Swine was essentially the vehicle of guitarist / composer / poet / singer Tom Rapp, which over the course of...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 1998-07-01)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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It seems almost silly to take this one on in writing — one of the era's most iconic albums along with one of the era's most iconic covers. It's almost superfluous to talk about...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-23)

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

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This is the first of four Beatles albums on my third tier list, and I would guess that one of the first...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2017-03-23)

Tyrannosaurus Rex - Early reissues

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Here we have the long-awaited reissue of Marc Bolan’s earliest recordings, back when Tyrannosaurus was spelled out in full and electric guitars were unusual coloring rather than the...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2001-12-01)

Le Stelle di Mario Schifano - Dedicato A

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Kckck wk zz r ckck! It sounds like the workers at the CD mastering plant took time out to play frisbee with the source LP; you can not only tell this CD was mastered from LP but at times...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 1996-08-01)

Cream - Disraeli Gears - Deluxe Edition

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What comes to mind when you think of psychedelic blues rock? For me, it’s Cream. They were the most important UK rock band out of the 60s besides the Beatles and the Stones. Eric Clapton,...

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(Posted by Jeff Melton 2006-05-01)

Cream - Live at Grande Ballroom, Oct. '67

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McLatchey's Top Tier #32

I'm fortunate that almost everything I'd put in my top tier (my favorites of my favorites of my favorites) is commercially available, but...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2015-07-02)

We the People / American Zoo - Visions of Time - Complete Recordings

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Meet four teenagers from the mid-60s whose perseverance paid off, though all in due time. When the group We the People released their debut single “Feelings of My Emptiness” b/w...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2015-06-28)

July - The Second of July

Cover art The British band that released a super rare self-titled album in 1968 and subsequently disappeared should, by now, be known to all connoisseurs of classic period British psychedelic music. At the time...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2015-01-16)

Iron Butterfly - Live at the Galaxy 1967, In Sweden 1971 & In Copenhagen 1971

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Before one considers these three recently released live archives on Cleopatra’s Purple Pyramid imprint, it would be worth a moment to examine the other live Iron Butterfly releases that have come...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-09-13)

Ultimate Spinach - Live at the Unicorn, July 1967

Cover art Ultimate Spinach was a Boston based band from the late-60s psychedelic era (five or six-piece, depending on which incarnation) that lasted from around 1967 through 1970 and possibly beyond, producing...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2014-03-30)

The Yellow Balloon - The Yellow Balloon

Cover art The Yellow Balloon is basically the story of one producer & songwriter Gary Zekley who, disappointed with the results after having Jan and Dean record one of his songs, decided to record it again...  » Read more
(Posted by Peter Thelen 2005-03-01)

Moby Grape - Moby Grape, Wow, & Grape Jam

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One of the very best of the late 60s San Francisco bands (if not the best), Moby Grape's recordings as well as the band's name itself has long been tied up in endless cycles of litigation thanks to...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2008-01-01)

Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert St

Cover art This is about as intimate a performance as you can get. Sandy Denny visited friend and fellow folk singer Alex Campbell at his home at 19 Rupert St in Glasgow on 5 August 1967, and they spent at least...  » Read more
(Posted by Jon Davis 2013-05-03)

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Saviour Machine - Legend Part 1 – I first glimpsed a newsletter by this band at Progfest 95 (or was it '96?), and to be honest I thought it was some form of hate group and didn't give it another glance. The singer was bald,...  (1999) » Read more

The Pineapple Thief - 10 Stories Down – I have been following Pineapple Thief for a few releases, and 10 Stories Down is another offering of alternative-prog fusion. The good news is that Bruce Soord and company still have a gift for...  (2006) » Read more

The Mackrosoft - Antonio's Giraffe – Aja West and company return with eight new slabs of sweet funked-up instrumental jazz, more emphasis on the latter than the former this time, apparently a tribute to the late Antonio Carlos Jobim...  (2007) » Read more

Fruitcake - How to Make It – A good first effort from this Norwegian five-piece featuring two guitarists, as well as bass, keys and drums. Vocals are handled by both keyboardist Siri Seland and drummer Pål Søvik, the...  (1995) » Read more

Malicorne - L'Extraordinaire Tour de France d'Adélard Rousseau, En Public & Le Bestiare – France's rich folk culture, much of it from the Breton (Brittany) province, has provided listeners with a seemingly unknown but vast treasure trove of incredible progressive Celtic music. This...  (1997) » Read more



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