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Solution - Solution (1971) [Reissue 2012] (Re-up)

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Solution - Solution (1971) [Reissue 2012] (Re-up)

Solution - Solution (1971) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 73 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2337)

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly remastered edition of the classic self-titled debut album by the legendary Dutch Progressive Jazz Rock group Solution. Solution formed in Groningen, Holland in 1968. Featuring a line-up of Tom Barlage (saxophone/flute), Willem Ennes (keyboards), Peter Van De Sande (bass guitar, vocals) and Hans Waterman (drums), the band recorded their debut album for Dutch EMI label Catfish in May 1971. A fine work, Solution’s music was a Progressive Rock and Jazz fusion that took influences from contemporaries such as Soft Machine, but was uniquely their own. Tracks such as ‘Koan’, ‘Phases’ and ‘Trane Steps’ became classics of the genre and set Solution as one of the finest Dutch groups of their era. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly re-mastered from the original master tapes and includes a booklet that fully restores all original album artwork with a new essay.

Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990) [LP + DVD-A]

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Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990) [LP + DVD-A]

Anthony Phillips (ex-Genesis) - Slow Dance (1990)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 241 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 119 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 3.52 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | 24/96 PCM 2.0 & 16/48 DD 5.1 > 3.39 Gb
New Age, Modern Classical, Ambient

Mike Oldfield, watch out. This all-instrumental album, consisting of two long pieces ("Slow Dance Parts 1 and 2") that mix new age sounds with rock, crosses into territory staked out most successfully by the tubular bell-ringer, and comes off as sort of Windham Hill with a beat. This material features clarinet, oboe, flute, trumpet, harp, and percussion as well as guitar, and it does sort of resemble the spacy synthesizer interludes and bridges found as parts of the longer pieces on Genesis's progressive-era albums…

Soft Heap - Soft Heap (1978) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Soft Heap - Soft Heap (1978) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Soft Heap - Soft Heap (1978) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 239 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2131)

Digitally remastered edition of the classic 1978 album by the British Prog folksters. These Canterbury stylists featured leading lights of the genre. Comprising former Soft Machine members Hugh Hopper on bass and Elton Dean on saxophone, former Hatfield & the North drummer Pip Pyle, and Gilgamesh keyboard player Alan Gowen, the group recorded this sole album for Charly Records in 1978, drawing stylistically upon each member's musical pedigree producing a record of excellence. Soft Heap is a classic of the Canterbury style and this remastered edition is sure to be a much sought after release by all aficionados of the genre.

Locomotive - We Are Everything You See (1970) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

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Locomotive - We Are Everything You See (1970) [Reissue 2010] (Re-up)

Locomotive - We Are Everything You See (1970) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 52 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoreric Recordings (ECLEC 2228)

Esoteric Recordings are proud to release the classic album We Are Everything You See by Locomotive. Issued by Parlophone in January 1970, it was the only album by the Birmingham based group fronted by keyboard player Norman Haines and was recorded in 1969. Featuring the psychedelic classic Mr. Armageddon, the album was a marvellous fusion of jazz, psychedelia and early progressive music and was produced by Gus Dudgeon and graced by guest musicians Dick Heckstall Smith, Henry Lowther and Chris Mercer.

Brainbox - Brainbox (1969) [Reissue 2011] (Re-up)

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Brainbox - Brainbox (1969) [Reissue 2011] (Re-up)

Brainbox - Brainbox (1969) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 478 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 176 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2241)

Formed in the winter of 1968, Brainbox was a legendary dutch rock group that featured star guitarist Jan Akkerman and vocalist Kaz Lux within their ranks. The band's debut album featured such incredible work as Dark Rose, Summertime, Scarborough Fair and the epic 17 minute track Sea Of Delight. Inspired by British acts of the day, Brainbox were equal to the talent of groups such as Taste and Jethro Tull and their debut album secured a world wide release by EMI in 1969. Soon after the album appeared Jan Akkerman departed to join Focus, but Brianbox continued to record a host of classic singles and a second LP with drummer Pierre Van Der Linden also joining Focus. This Esoteric recordings re-mastered edition is the first ever UK CD release of the album and features eleven bonus tracks taken from the band single releases of 1969 and 1970.

Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 21 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2046)

Best known as the album that first brought the guitar playing talents of guitarist Steve Hillage to public prominence, Khans sole album is a splendid example of a fusion of Canterbury flavoured rock combined with jazz and space-rock influences. Originally released in 1972 by Deram records, it can now clearly be seen as the blue print for Hillage'slater solo success. Hillage has acknowledged that Space Shanty was the dry run for his classic Fish Rising album.

Tempest - Tempest (1973) [Reissue 2011] (Re-up)

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Tempest - Tempest (1973) [Reissue 2011] (Re-up)

Tempest - Tempest (1973) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 227 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 94 MB
Genre: Heavy Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2266)

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered edition of the debut album by Tempest, the group formed in 1972 by Colosseum drummer Jon Hiseman. Upon the demise of Hiseman's previous group he formed the muscular outfit Tempest with Colosseum bassist Mark Clarke, guitarist Allan Holdsworth and vocalist and keyboard player Paul Williams. The band's debut album, originally released by Bronze Records in 1973, was a fine work and featured exemplary musicianship from the quartet. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly remastered and restores the albums original elaborate artwork.

Stud - Stud (1971) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Stud - Stud (1971) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Stud - Stud (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 260 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2053)

Stud were formed in 1970 by Richard Mccracken and John Wilson (from the recently disbanded band Taste who featured Rory Gallagher) and Jim Cregan (of Blossom Toes and later in Family). The album they recorded for Decca's Deram label was an amalgam of rock and jazz and was an outstanding progressive album of its time. The sessions also featured guest appearances by Poli Palmer (of Family) and John Weider (ex-Eric Burdon & The Animals and Family). Although Stud never achieved the acclaim they deserved, their debut album remains highly sought after by aficionados of Progressive Rock.

Room - Pre-Flight (1970) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Room - Pre-Flight (1970) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Room - Pre-Flight (1970) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 94 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoreric Recordings (ECLEC2043)

Recorded at the Decca studios in the summer of 1970, Room's Pre-Flight was an ambitious blend of rock, blues, jazz and classical influences. The album was critically well received but unfortunately like many strong releases of this genre at the time on the classic Deram label, did not achieve the hoped for breakthrough to greater commercial success. Room's only recorded work, the album has been re-mastered from the original analogue tapes and is now presented in this definitive edition from Esoteric Recordings.

National Health - 4 Albums (1978-2001) (Re-up)

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National Health - 4 Albums (1978-2001) (Re-up)

National Health - 4 Albums (1978-2001)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,35 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 532 MB | Covers - 71 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings, Voiceprint, Cuneiform Records

National Health (1978) [Reissue 2009]. Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered edition of the classic 1978 debut album by National Health. Evolving from Canterbury stylists Hatfield & the North, National Health featured the talents of Dave Stewart on keyboards, Pip Pyle on drums and Phil Miller on guitar along with guests such as Jimmy Hastings. At various times the group also included such luminaries as Bill Bruford, Mont Campbell and Alan Gowen. Released by Affinity Records in February 1978, the album is a classic of the ‘Canterbury’ style and is sure to be a much sought after release by all aficionados of the genre…

Jade Warrior - Way Of The Sun (1978)

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Jade Warrior - Way Of The Sun (1978)

Jade Warrior - Way Of The Sun (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Esoteric Recordings, ECLEC2198 | ~ 224 or 98 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 21 Mb
Progressive Rock

Each of Jade Warrior's Island albums was a revelation, both musically and thematically. Floating World's exploration of the Japanese philosophy of Ukiyo, Waves' oceanic voyage, the ninth century Buddhist monk whose story is told on the B-side of Kites (and who takes airy flight across the flip) – all were extraordinary expeditions into the Orient…

Boxer: Discography (1975 - 1979)

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Boxer: Discography (1975 - 1979)

Boxer: Discography (1975 - 1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Esoteric, Prog Temple | ~ 757 or 288 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 155 Mb
Hard Rock, Blues Rock

Boxer were a rock band formed by keyboardist Mike Patto and guitarist Ollie Halsall in 1975. They signed to Virgin and three albums followed, Below the Belt (1975), Absolutely (1977) and Bloodletting (1979), which also featured Bobby Tench and Boz Burrell. The band dissolved after Absolutely when Patto became ill…

Jade Warrior - Waves (1975)

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Jade Warrior - Waves (1975)

Jade Warrior - Waves (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Esoteric, ECLEC2211 | ~ 189 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 17 Mb
Progressive Rock / Fusion / Ambient

In Jade Warrior's second album for Island Records, atmosphere takes center stage over melody, and jam sessions supplant structure. The record consists of a single composition. Parts one and two were needed because it was released in pre-CD days and the song took up both sides of the LP, identifying the entire album under a single title – an unwise strategy. "Waves" has no recurring theme; it opens with a Brian Eno-influenced ambient passage and meanders from there…

Marsupilami - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008] (Re-up)

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Marsupilami - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008] (Re-up)

Marsupilami - 2 Studio Albums (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 535 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 202 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Marsupilami were an English proto-prog outfit who relocated to the Netherlands. The complexity of their music is quite unusual for the times - we're talking 1970 here, when the big guns such as Yes, Genesis and Crimson were barely coming out of the woodwork. A mixture of blues, experimental jazz and hints of folk, their music is often dark and foreboding, favouring perilously complex structures. Try to imagine a mixture of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, the Strawbs and East of Eden. Their two albums feature weird/oblique melodies and harmonies, lots of heavy keyboards, electric guitar and flute (at times purposely off key), with the drummer pounding on his skins as if his life depended on it. This is very early prog and you particularly feel this in the organ work, which has a typical early 70's psych feel…

Jade Warrior - Floating World (1974)

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Jade Warrior - Floating World (1974)

Jade Warrior - Floating World (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Esoteric Recordings, ECLEC2210 | ~ 145 or 88 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 19 Mb
Progressive Rock

Once a symbol of the Vertigo label's adventurism, Jade Warrior's lack of sales led to their dismissal in 1972, which inevitably resulted in the band's disintegration. However, the Warrior's multi-instrumentalists, Jon Field and Tony Duhig, soldiered on at the urging of Steve Winwood, whose enthusiastic support of the diminished Warrior secured the duo a deal with his label, Island. Floating World was the new-look Jade's debut, a concept album themed around the Japanese philosophy of Ukiyo, with the songs revolving around two interrelated series of compositions…