pre-order THE GREEN RAY - "SELF TITLED" first ever vinyl reissue of 1996 album, 120 copies only!

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THE GREEN RAY "SELF TITLED" (SUGARBUSH SB073), long overdue vinyl pressing of their first full length album issued in 1996. The Green Ray formed out the ashes of two of the UK's best loved underground bands: HELP YOURSELF & MAN. However, Green Ray have now been a working band in their own right for well over 25 years. Much loved and highly collectable the previous two albums Sugarbush has released are much coveted by collectors, the first one - HALF SENTENCES - is now extremely rare and sought after.

This album, with art work by the mighty Savage Pencil and liner notes by the inimitable Phil McMullen, editor of the Terrascope, brings together two tracks from the band's now out-of-print vinyl only 12" "Sighs, Whales and Trees" (Shagrat ENT 006 12") with two extended tracks. Alongside the band's 'Float', a beautiful instrumental in the vein of Fleetwood Mac's 'Albatross' and Quicksilver's 'Gold and Silver', and 'Night Train To...' (both from the EP), there is the magnificent work out 'Black Eye Pea' where the band embarks on an extensive modal jam and best of all there is the epic 'Morning Song'.

Originally written back in the days of Help Yourself, the Green Ray re-worked it into one of their most special numbers which they still perform today. Produced by Man-alumnus and leader of Donovan's Brain, Ron Sanchez, 'Morning Song' sees the band at its absolute peak. 

But if we have to single out the hero of the hour, honours have to be bestowed on the late Richard Treece who co-wrote the song with Malcolm Morley back in 1970, and here handles the lead vocal and plays some of the most spine-tingly licks of his career - you can indeed witness Richard's guitar howl again like a mescaline buffalo, as Phil suggests in his liner!(With thanks to Nigel Cross)

pre-order THE GREEN RAY - LIVE AT SOL PARTY" brand new Sugarbush vinyl album, 120 copies only!

THE GREEN RAY "LIVE AT SOL PARTY" (SUGARBUSH SB071), ultra limited vinyl pressing of this album, recorded live at Sol Party in Sussex some years ago. The Green Ray formed out the ashes of two of the UK's best loved underground bands: HELP YOURSELF & MAN. However, Green Ray have now been a working band in their own right for well over 25 years. Much loved and highly collectable the previous two albums Sugarbush has released are much coveted by collectors, the first one - HALF SENTENCES - is now extremely rare and sought after.

Only £27.99 including free postage anywhere. (120 copies only pressed!) Ships August 20th

THE JACOBITES - "OLD SCARLETT" deleted vinyl album, new - free postage!

THE JACOBITES - "OLD SCARLETT" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS), Tagged as the Glimmer Twins of post-punk, former Swell Maps leader Nikki Sudden and the Keith Richards to his Mick Jagger -- one Dave Kusworth -- delivered this awesome collection of psychedelic gems in 2000 after a long hiatus. Nikki Sudden can still seamlessly fold Bob Dylan, T. Rex, the Rolling Stones, and Big Star into the same tatty overcoat and present them as a respectable entity in Jacobites, albeit with a collection of songs that any of the above-mentioned artists would be envious of. Standout tracks include the lurching boogie of "Over & Over," the gorgeous "When Angels Die," the simply spine-chilling "What Am I Living For?," and "Puppeteer's Son." The album closes with the eloquent "Wasted," which makes this, all in all, one of Nikki Sudden's best-recorded outings in the 12 years between 1988's landmark Fortune of Fame. £21.99 with free postage!

STEVE KILBEY & MARTIN KENNEDY present UNSEEN MUSIC UNHEARD WORKS 2LP, free postage

STEVE KILBEY & MARTIN KENNEDY "present UNSEEN MUSIC UNHEARD WORKS" (BLACK GOLD RECORDS) 2LP set by CHURCH mainman STEVE KILBEY. These dozen tracks are appropriately atmospheric and ethereal. Kilbey handles all the vocals, his singular voice revealing more range and emotional depth with each passing year. Along with the expected mysticism and non-sequiturs, Kilbey's lyrics are focused on remembrance and loss while the music is suitably spacious and surprisingly organic-sounding given Kennedy's background. The clean, crisp arrangements and production may strike some as a little too adult alternative. However, they're a nice counterpoint to the heavily textured, often dense sound of the Church's recent output. The melodies are often subtle, but they're rewarding. The bass harmonics on "Thought of Leaving" even give a wink back to the Church's "You Took". All in all, it makes for an extremely worthwhile effort. Kilbey and Kennedy must agree, as a second album is already in the works.   Deluxe 2LP set. Free postage £24.99

Ken Sharpe - "My Favourite Songbook" classic Powerpop album, buy it here on vinyl!

KEN SHARP - "MY FAVOURITE SONGBOOK" (YOU ARE THE COSMOS), classic Powerpop album, now down to the last few copies! "Sharp’s only gotten sharper as a songsmith, and his soul has gotten deeper. And five albums later, Music Connection is still impressed with the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, as are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and legends Ace Frehley and John Oates. And they’re not just paying lip service to his latest, Beauty in the Backseat (Jetfighter Records), well maybe a little, as both, along with Utopia’s Kasim Sulton, make guest appearances on the record, with Oates providing some Brotherly Love via background vocals on a song called “Philly Kind of Night.” Sharp tells us about the collab: “Growing up in the Philly suburbs in the '70s with my ear permanently glued to the radio, it’s no wonder that soul music is such a huge part of my DNA. Combining sweet soul music with a keen pop songwriting sensibility, killer arrangements and musicianship and wondrous vocals."

KEN SHARP / FREE POSTAGE

CHURCHILL'S LIVE - 2LP live set on vinyl, sealed - buy it here! FREE POSTAGE

THE CHURCHILL'S "LIVE" (BLACK GOLD RECORDS), reunion live album by legendary Middle Eastern Psych band, very limited. 18 tracks live from their classic three albums from the late 60s  /early 70s. Only £24.99 with free postage!


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