Esoteric Recordings

Jan Akkerman - Jan Akkerman (1977) {2016 Esoteric Recordings Remastered Expanded WECLEC 2525}

Jan Akkerman - Jan Akkerman (1977) {2016 Esoteric Recordings Remastered Expanded WECLEC 2525}
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© 1977, 2016 Warner / Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red Records | WECLEC 2525
Jazz / Rock / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Art Rock / Guitar

ESOTERIC RECORDINGS are pleased to announce the release of a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1977 album by legendary guitarist Jan Akkerman. Released at the close of 1977 on Atlantic Records, Jan Akkerman’s self-titled album was his third solo album and his first solo work since departing Focus and was arguably more jazz – rock orientated in direction.
Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) {4CD Esoteric Recordings}

Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) [4CD BoxSet] {Esoteric Recordings}
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© 1984, 2012 Esoteric Recordings / BN / Cherry Red | COCD 4007
Rock / Alternative / Art Rock / Ambient

Esoteric Recordings announce a new release on their recently launched Cocteau Discs imprint, a limited edition reissue of BILL NELSON’s classic 4 disc ambient boxed set "TRIAL BY INTIMACY (The Book of Splendours)”. The set was originally released on Bill’s Cocteau Records label in October 1984 and comprised recordings made by Bill at his Echo Observatory home studio. Comprising some eighty pieces of music, the set was a fine example of Bill Nelson’s grasp of Ambient music and has subsequently been hailed as a ground-breaking work. Long deleted, the set is made available once more with this newly re-mastered Cocteau Discs edition. The new release fully restores the original elements of the "TRIAL BY INTIMACY” box and is an exact facsimile, reproducing a 32 page book and eight art postcards that featured in the original set.
Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}

Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}
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© 2011 Esoteric / Cocteau Discs / Cherry Red | COCD 1001
Rock / Art Rock / Experimental / Guitar

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the launch of a new imprint, Cocteau Discs, the home of Bill Nelson’s catalogue between 1971 and 2001. The series of ongoing releases begins with the re-release of Bill’s classic album Northern Dream, recorded on rudimentary equipment at Holyground studios in Wakefield in 1971. One of the first truly independently produced albums to be released in Britain, the album featured wonderful compositions such as Everyone’s Hero, End of the Seasons, Love’s a Way and Smiles . Championed by John Peel, the album paved the way for Bill’s future career with his bands Be Bop Deluxe and Red Noise and for his highly regarded solo career.
Sky - Cadmium (1984) [2015, Esoteric Recordings, ECLEC 22489]

Sky - Cadmium (1984)
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Progressive Rock

Sky released their sixth album 'Cadmium' in December 1983. The album contents were a mixture of Sky traditions and new elements - it contained a classical-rock arrangement of Prokofiev's "Sleigh Ride" (from the "Lieutenant Kijé Suite"), alongside seven original compositions and the first examples of commissioned compositions from contemporary writers from outside the band (in this case, Kevin Peek's old friend and fellow Cliff Richard collaborator Alan Tarney, who provided two original tunes)…

Tempest - Tempest (1973) [Esoteric Recordings, 2011]  

Posted by gribovar at Feb. 20, 2015
Tempest - Tempest (1973) [Esoteric Recordings, 2011]

Tempest - Tempest (1973) [Esoteric Recordings, 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.
Sky - 2 Studio Albums (1979-1980) [Esoteric Recordings, 2014]

Sky - 2 Studio Albums (1979-1980) [Esoteric Recordings, 2014]
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Genre: Instrumental Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Sky (1979). Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first release in a series of reissues of the entire catalogue by the legendary classical rock band Sky. Formed in 1979, Sky brought together the worlds of rock and classical music in a highly successful and inspiring way. Featuring the gifted talents of guitarist John Williams, percussionist Tristan Fry, legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, former Curved Air keyboard player Francis Monkman and guitarist Kevin Peek, Sky recorded their debut album at Abbey Road studios in the early months of 1979…
Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Esoteric Recordings, 2012]

Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Esoteric Recordings, 2012]
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Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

See See The Sun (1973). Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered edition of the classic debut album by Dutch Progressive Rock group Kayak, "See See The Sun". Kayak were formed in Hilversum in Holland in 1972 by keyboard player Ton Scherpenzeel and drummer Pim Koopman. The band signed to the Dutch division of EMI’s Harvest label the same year and released their debut album in 1973. Featuring Max Werner on Vocals and Mellotron, Cees Van Leeuwen on Bass and Johan Slager on Guitars, the album was a fine debut and would launch Kayak as a major group in their homeland and further afield into Europe…

Morgan - Nova Solis (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2009]  

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 6, 2014
Morgan - Nova Solis (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2009]

Morgan - Nova Solis (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2009]
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Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2152), Remastered

New Re-mastered CD Release for this Progressive Rock Album from 1972 Featuring Morgan Fisher. Booklet With Photos & Liner Notes. Morgan was formed in 1971 and featured the combined talents of Morgan Fisher, Maurice Bacon, Tim Staffell And Bob Sapsed. A progressive rock outfit in the style of Emerson Lake & Palmer, the band signed to RCA Records in Italy for whom they recorded this classic Progressive Rock album in 1972. Virtually unknown in their homeland, in Italy Morgan became a successful group alongside their compatriots ELP, Van Der Graaf Generator and Genesis with the success of Nova Solis…
The Gasoline Band - The Gasoline Band (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2014]

The Gasoline Band - The Gasoline Band (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2014]
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Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2467), Remastered

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered edition of the super rare and now classic self-titled Progressive/Jazz Rock album by The Gasoline Band. The group came together in Berlin in 1969 when two Americans, keyboard player Fred Schwartz and trumpeter (and US Army bandsman) Larry "Fish” Brown came together to form a group that would fuse the influences of rock and jazz. By 1970 Schwartz had assembled an ensemble of ten musicians, all hailing from a US military service background. Stylistic differences caused the band to come apart, but the Gasoline Band was the result…

Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2008]  

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 13, 2014
Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2008]

Khan - Space Shanty (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 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), Remastered

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.