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.
New York, March 1960. At 22, Monica Zetterlund is a starry eyed Swedish vocalist with Ella, Sarah and Billie on her mind. On her first New York visit, famous critic and sometime record producer Leonard Feather rents Bell Sound Studios on West 54th Street. An all-star cast including Thad Jones, Zoot Sims and Jimmy Jones is hired to accompany Monica's first attempt to conquer the US jazz world. And then the tapes are lost. 36 years later, they surface. 12 unreleased songs, heard only by a handful of people. 4 outtakes not familiar even to Monica. A not to be missed portrait of a masterful young performer.
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.