Esoteric Recordings

Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) {4CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 4007 rec 1984}

Bill Nelson - Trial By Intimacy (The Book Of Splendours) (2012) {4CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 4007 rec 1984}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 969 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 421 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 1.02 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1984, 2012 Esoteric Recordings / Bill Nelson / Cocteau Discs / 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.
Alquin - 'Marks' (1972) + 'The Mountain Queen' (1973) 2CD [Esoteric Recordings Remastered Reissue 2009]

Alquin - 'Marks' (1972) + 'The Mountain Queen' (1973)
Esoteric Recordings Remastered Reissue 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb
Label: Esoteric Recordings | # ECLEC2144 / ECLEC2145 | Time: 01:27:07
Progressive Rock, Fusion, Jazz-Rock

Dutch band Alquin released four studio albums in the early to mid-'70s, initially playing prog rock influenced by Pink Floyd and Roxy Music. However, by 1975's Nobody Can Wait Forever (the only Alquin album released in the U.S.), the band turned to a more varied style encompassing blues and hard rock. The original group comprised guitarist/vocalist Ferdinand Bakker, vocalist Job Tarenskeen, bassist Hein Mars, drummer Paul Weststrate, and horn player Ronald Ottenhoff; Michel Van Dyke joined the band as lead vocalist in 1975. A live album appeared in 1976, and the best-of Crash! was released a year later. Bakker and Tarenskeen played in the new wave outfit the Meteors in the late '70s and early '80s.
Man - All's Well That Ends Well (1976) {Remastered & Expanded 3CD Edition Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 32431 rel 2014}

Man - All's Well That Ends Well (1976) {Remastered & Expanded 3CD Edition Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 32431 rel 2014}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 870 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 311 Mb
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© 1976, 2014 Esoteric Recordings / Cherry Red Records | ECLEC 32431
Rock / Prog-Rock / Psychedelic / Pub Rock / Hard Rock

In 2014 Esoteric Records released a completely remastered issue of All's Well That Ends Well. It is the original album release remastered from the original 24-track tapes and select recordings of the shows from the 10 and 11 December 1976 of the three night stint at the Roundhouse. The recordings are a mix of the in-house recordings done by the Roundhouse sound team and the Manor Mobile recordings who also did the gig. This was the last line up until the band reformed in 1984, and captures most of the consistent members who played in Man, other than Micky Jones who never left it.
Bill Nelson - Dreamy Screens (2017) {3CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 31015 rec 1981-82}

Bill Nelson - Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks From The Echo Observatory (2017) {3CD Box Set Esoteric Recordings COCD 31015 rec 1981-82}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 517 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 261 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 605 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981-82, 2017 Cocteau Discs / Esoteric Recordings / Bill Nelson / Cherry Red Records | COCD 31015
Ambient / Electronic / Experimental / Modern Instrumental / Post Rock / Guitar

Deluxe three CD clamshell boxed collection. Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory set features three albums, all recorded at Bill Nelson's Yorkshire home studio, the Echo Observatory, in 1981 and 1982 - Sounding the Ritual Echo (originally issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill's 1981 album Quit Dreaming and Get On the Beam), Das Kabinet (a soundtrack to a production of The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari by The Yorkshire Actors Company issued as an LP on Bill's Cocteau label in 1981) and La Belle et La Bete (a soundtrack to a stage production of Jean Cocteau's classic 1946 film Beauty & the Beast, first issued as a limited edition bonus LP with Bill's 1982 album The Love That Whirls).
Touch - Touch (1969) [2012, Esoteric Recordings, ECLEC 2310] Re-up

Touch - Touch (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2012 | Esoteric Recordings, ECLEC 2310 | ~ 466 or 209 Mb | Scans
Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock | Remastered | Bonus Tracks

Touch's only album briefly enjoyed legendary status during its recording and again shortly after its release, but all too rapidly entered the realm of the well-kept secret. It may or may not be the very first progressive rock album, but what is indisputable is that few bands engineered a more satisfying collision of rock, jazz, psychedelia, and classical music during the genre's heyday…
Jan Akkerman - Jan Akkerman (1977) {2016 Esoteric Recordings Remastered Expanded WECLEC 2525}

Jan Akkerman - Jan Akkerman (1977) {2016 Esoteric Recordings Remastered Expanded WECLEC 2525}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 345 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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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 - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}

Bill Nelson - Northern Dream (1971) {2011 Esoteric Recordings Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 328 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.

Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Esoteric Recordings, 2012]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Nov. 19, 2014
Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Esoteric Recordings, 2012]

Kayak - 3 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Esoteric Recordings, 2012]
XLD Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 858 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 336 MB | Covers included
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]  Music

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

Morgan - Nova Solis (1972) [Esoteric Recordings, 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 96 MB | Covers - 21 MB
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…
Vangelis - Spiral (1977) & Beaubourg (1978) & Direct (1988) [2013, Esoteric Recordings]

Vangelis - Spiral (1977) & Beaubourg (1978) & Direct (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | 3CD | Esoteric Recordings | ~ 845 or 849 or 347 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 359 Mb
Traditional / Progressive Electronic / New Age

~ Official Vangelis supervised remastered editions ~