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We are SUGARBUSH RECORDS, a mail order company based in the UK. We buy and sell rare vinyl records: LPs, EPs and 45s. We specialize in rare Psych, Blues, Progressive, 60s Pop, & 70s / 80s Rock and much much more. I also collect vinyl, so do understand what you - the collector - expects. We aso sell on Discogs (Discogs Store) where you will find 5000 LPs, 12", EPs & 45s with full descriptions and images. Oh, and we ship FREE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD if you buy 5 records or more.  That is some good deal. Furthermore, if you have vinyl records for sale or are interested finding out more about us please get in touch. If you want to SELL SOME RECORDS and are in the South of England please telephone 01892 541 746

Out now! VARIOUS ARTISTS (2LP) - "TWELVE STRING HIGH" (IMP 025), on vinyl, with CAROUSELS, JUNIPERS, HIGHER STATE and others!


VARIOUS ARTISTS (2LP) - "TWELVE STRING HIGH" (IMP 026), another volume in our "special imports" series. Astonishing 2LP set of modern band with a penchant for the 12 string guitar. Inspired, in part, by Sugarbush' own releases because, as you might remember, the 1st ever Sugarbush release (SB100) by SILENT BLUE was a 12 string album all the way.  This 2lp set features our own CAROUSELS, JUNIPERS, KONTIKI SUITE (album out on Sugarbush soon) as well as many other great bands.  Deluxe double LP set in gatefold, with POSTER and insert! A sure fire collectors item. £26.99 (includes postage anywhere!)

12 String High 2LP set (free postage)

Out now! Pugwash "Almanac" on vinyl. Also various test pressings in stock covers for sale here (inc. Pugwash).

Out now! Pugwash "Almanac" on vinyl. Also various test pressings in stock covers for sale here (inc. Pugwash).



PUGWASH - "ALMANAC" (SUGARBUSH SB028), Pugwash' incredible 2nd album is released for the first time on vinyl. 250 copies on orange vinyl and 250 copies on white vinyl, so take your pick! They both look great. The converted will of course know what a classic this album is. For those who have never heard Pugwash, a snippet from one of the hundreds of reviews the band has received: "Thomas Walsh doesn’t like the term “powerpop” and has said that he considers Beatles comparisons to be “lazy”, but it would be difficult to imagine that people who dig the powerpop genre or are aficionados of the Fab Four wouldn’t be the ideal audience for Pugwash. Indeed, when watching the band live, McGee’s bass work sounds like he’s channeling McCartney at his most melodic and inventive. However, the band’s whole output is much more diverse and all-encompassing for them to be simply typecast as another bunch inspired by The Beatles. On your journey throughout this compilation, there will be more influences worn on their sleeves than you will be able to keep track of and I would hope that the listener will come to the same conclusion that I have; Thomas Walsh simply writes music that he would enjoy listening to." Get it now, one pressing only. £19.99 (orange or white - sold seperately)

Pugwash Almanac LP (free postage)

Test Pressings: We have various white label test pressings in normal colour covers available for same. These are all on black vinyl making them - in some cases - the only black vinyl versions in existence of our coloured vinyl releases. All are very limited and once a title is sold out you won't be able to add it to your cart, so be quick! See drop down menu for artists and price.
Test Pressings

Gathered Leaves - Ptolemaic Terrascope sampler - out now, only 200 on vinyl - Bevis Frond, Hood, Sharron Kraus, Damon & Naomi


VARIOUS ARTISTS - "GATHERED LEAVES" (SUGARBUSH SB023), this is a really special album out on our own label. In case you wondered what had happened to SB023, here is the answer. I held this one back to coincide with the Autumn/Fall of this year. This ultra limited pressing (only 200 made) celebrates the music released and championed by the great 80s to 00s Psych fanzine THE PTOLEMAIC TERRASCOPE. Founded and run by NICK SALOMAN (aka Bevis Frond) and the legendary Phil McMullen this great mag dug up outsider music wherever it existed but also released limited edition CDs with the magazine. So here is a 2nd volume of collected works issued here for the 1st time on vinyl! The sound is beautiful considering the recordings are old and come from a variety of sources. It also represents a "lost" era in music: True 90s & 00s modern day Psychedelia. Not a retro post-Pebbles scene which thrived in paralell at the time but true deep British and American outsider Psych, a mine holding a treasure trove of music that really needs to be explored further. You can start here! The track list is:



Dipsomaniacs   Consume  0:03:37
Hood   For A Moment, Lost  0:02:33
The Green Pajamas   Emma is Crying 0:05:59
Six Organs of Admittance   Lament for Summer  0:04:35
Broken Dog   Will There Be Drinks?  0:02:33
Sharron Kraus   Seedless  0:03:57




Total for side 1 0:23:14



Damon & Naomi with Kurihara Eye of the Storm 0:05:01
The Bevis Frond   Silver  0:05:03
Saint Joan   December 0:09:24
Pat Orchard  Jacob  0:02:55




Total for side 2: 0:22:23

 On lovely coloured vinyl and only 200 copies. With Bevis Frond / Green Pajamas / Hood / Sharron Kraus / Damon & Naomi and others. (all prev. unreleased on vinyl) £19.99 inc p&p

Gathered Leaves LP (free postage)


Here are the sleevenotes, written by Phil McMullen:

“Gathered Leaves” is a collection of music originally included on the cover CDs
given away with copies of the Ptolemaic Terrascope between 1998 and 2004, the
leaves of course referring to the pages of the magazine. The Terrascope had
actually been around for ten years beforehand, but up until its 25th issue it
featured 7” vinyl EPs rather than CDs, and the idea behind this compilation was
to enshrine some of the material previously only available digitally on a format
worthy of its legacy status. I was in the fortunate position of being the editor of
the magazine throughout that period, and one of the privileges that came with
that role was to select the bands and artists who would be invited to contribute to
the cover disc. This was never anything less than a pleasure, since I loved
sharing with our readership the sounds that had largely provided the soundtrack
to the previous few months while the magazine was being assembled, and
because for some reason each and every artist we asked invariably pulled out all
the stops to give us something really very special. I can’t think of one single
occasion when we were sent something which was obviously an outtake or an
unrepresentative recording - and very often what we received was quite simply
outstanding. I like to believe it was because the Terrascope was important to
them as well, but realistically I suspect it was simply that the bands we tended to
befriend were all lovely people in any case.
The ten songs on this album are very much a case in point. They’re featured in
very approximately chronological order, with the opening song by the
Dipsomaniacs coming from the CD given away free with issue 25 in 1998. Nick
Saloman, who wrote the liner notes and did the mastering of the material,
numbered it POT25 and titled the collection “The Dawn of a New Era”. Hood and
the Green Pajamas came from POT 26 given away free with issue 26 in February
1999 (“the 26th Commandment”), Six Organs of Admittance from POT 28 in the
year 2000 (“This Is Pot”), Broken Dog from POT 29 (“The Pot Machine Turns
You On” released November 2000) and Sharron Kraus from POT 33 (“Potbuster”
released October 2002). Over on the B side, the sequencing goes to pot, as it were,
but I can reveal that Damon and Naomi and Kurihara were featured on POT31
(“Get Yer Pots Out” from 2002), the Bevis Frond is once again from POT29, St
Joan from POT32 and Pat Orchard was from POT26.
All of the bands had featured published in the same issue that the tracks
originally appeared. Often this was their first exposure, as the Terrascope had a
reputation for interviewing bands who were just starting out. The exceptions are
Damon and Naomi the ex-Galaxie 500 duo who here join forces with Michio
Kurihara of Japanese band Ghost, having first met each other at Terrastock 2 in
San Francisco in 1998, and of course the Bevis Frond and the Green Pajamas,
both already well established acts who presumably need no introduction,
although it’s worth remarking that the Green Pajamas contribution is a live cut
unavailable anywhere else that showcases Jeff Kelly’s often overlooked guitar
work to great effect, and that the Bevis Frond’s brilliant ’Silver’ is likewise
otherwise unreleased to the best of my knowledge.
Hood, from Leeds, had already released three albums and played at a Terrastock
festival as well (in fact, every band on here has played a Terrastock at some
point; often more than one). They were to go on to record several more albums
and in fact are still with us today, although they’ve never been a band which got
the recognition they fully deserved to my mind. Norway’s Dipsomaniacs were
active throughout the 1990s and beyond - a fabulous band with an entirely
healthy Beatles and Zombies fixation who were often likened to Guided by Voices.
Six Organs of Admittance are my good friend Ben Chasny’s band from
California. Still going today, and still notable for his extraordinarily brilliant
guitar work and imaginative compositions. Pat Orchard is another nimblefingered
guitarist and song-writer, originally from Devon, who has toured the
world but never really received the recognition he deserves. London-based
Terrascope favourites Broken Dog formed in 1994 and disbanded in 2004 ,
between which times they recorded some truly gorgeous songs often with dark,
brooding undertones, played just once at a Terrastock festival, and released five
albums and six EPs along the way. Nottingham’s Saint Joan were around for
even less time than Broken Dog (and also toured with them at one point; their
music mined a similar seam, yet often darker still). They were always very
special to us, and lead singer Ellen Mary McGee, who went on to have a
successful solo career, remains a close family friend. As indeed is the last name
on our list, Sharron Kraus - an English folk singer / songwriter steeped in the
traditions of England and Appalachia, her music influenced by gothic literature,
surrealism, myth and magic. We love her, and we think you will too.
Thanks to all of the artists mentioned above for allowing us to feature their songs
not once but twice now, and special thanks to Nick Saloman who brought all this
music to life for me back in the day, when often all I’d given him to work with was
a bag full of cassettes and some hastily scrawled notes about which songs to use.
Copyright as ever remains with the artists themselves.
Phil McMullen

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