Limited 180g vinyl edition 5LP box set of unreleased material. Brand new tracks as if you where there - Halcyon days, not outtakes. 12” square, old fashioned tape box style packaging with 12” booklet and poster. Includes exclusive sleeve notes by Irmin Schmidt and Ian Harrison.
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first ever CD released of Trapped in Time, a collection of rare demos and recordings made in 1969 by the legendary band Cressida. The band would later sign to Vertigo records, recording two classic albums for the label. Trapped in Time reflects the very first recordings made by the band prior to signing to Vertigo and was previously released as 500 limited edition LP.
Twenty years after his death, this new documentary reveals never-before-seen footage of one of the country's most popular comedy stars: Frankie Howerd. Alongside clips from his classic shows, the programme unveils professional and personal archive film and audio that has never been broadcast.
The US band is finally presenting an official release of their famed and reverently discussed Portal tapes! After splitting up, Cynic members Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert and Jason Gobel formed the short-lived project Portal together with Chris Kringel on bass and stunning vocalist Aruna Abrams. Aruna’s beautiful and haunting voice combined with Paul’s clean vocals is the perfect fit for these laid back and subtle songs that have more in common with the sound of Porcupine Tree and The Gathering than their original Progressive Death Metal roots. This genre was shaped by Cynic’s full-length debut “Focus” (1993). Yet since their reunion in 2006, Cynic have moved via the Progressive Metal of their highly acclaimed second album “Traced in Air” (2008) towards ever more open soundscapes combining many stylistic influences. With “The Portal Tapes” the missing link in Cynic’s evolution is now available.
Francis Lickerish is what anybody will call a renaissance man, after his successful experience as composer, guitar and lute player in the cult band The Enid, changes the stage for the university graduating as therapist pursuing a successful career as counselor, group therapist, workshop leader and trainer, working with a very broad client base that includes street drinkers, criminals, film stars and royalty. But the music always remains in him using it as part of his therapy, and in 2009 surprises the Prog commute when as a member of Secret Green releases the amazing "To Wake the King", clearly oriented towards Prog Folk. When everybody expected more albums from this band Francis Lickerish releases his first solo album called "Far And Forgot - From The Lost Lands"…