|Mindbenders - Mindbenders|
(Universal UICY-94017 Jap-09 225:-)
The Mindbenders somehow failed to make an impression on record buyers — maybe it was the ubiquitousness of their earlier incarnation as Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders after their hit "The Game of Love" or the fact that other Manchester-based bands, including the Hollies and Herman's Hermits, scored more hits or got better press coverage. Whatever the reason, Ric Rothwell, Eric Stewart, and Bob Lang deserved a better fate than that. Their debut album as the Mindbenders sans Fontana shows future 10cc member Stewart in excellent voice as lead singer (in addition to playing guitar) on bracing renditions of repertory ranging from Willie Dixon's "Seventh Son" to Leiber & Stoller's "Tricky Dicky".
SHM-CD Vinyl Replica Paper Sleeve
|Machiaritsas, Lavrentis - Tosa Chronia mia Anasa|
(EMI 099951-800826 Gre-07 225:-)
Λαυρέντης Μαχαιρίτσας is a popular Greek rock musician from Volos. At the age of 20 he (as Larry), with Pavlos Kirkilis (Paul), Takis Bassalakis (Jimmy), and Antonis Mitzelou formed a band called P.L.J. They all moved to Paris hoping for a musical career outside of Greece. In 1982, their first album titled "Armageddon" was released, and it is now considered to be one of the best Greek rock albums. In 1989 he began his solo career as a writer and a performer. This 2-CD + 1-DVD Box Set collects 34 of his best songs along with a DVD with 16 videos.
|Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor|
(Warner Bros 49464-2 US-05 120:-)
Special Limited Edition 13-track CD album - The highly regarded album from the Queen of Pop is effortlessly addictive & relentlessly energetic whilst reinventing dance music once again; and includes the singles Hung Up Sorry Get Together Jump and the Bonus Recording Fighting Spirit. The CD is enhanced with a weblink to a free 1 month trial membership to ICON - official fan club. Presented in a 6" x 9" hardback picture slipcase complete with a 44-page photo album and a 80-page blank notebook containing Madonnas sketches for your confessions!
|Magna Carta - Songs from Wasties Orchard|
(Universal UICY-9300 Jap-03 175:-)
Magna Carta's third album was the first with guitarist Davey Johnstone on board, one reason for its subsequent immortality in collecting circles. For anybody familiar with the group's first two albums, Magna Carta's own style remained constant, a collection of beautifully stylized folk ballads sung and gently strummed with a warmth and versatility that saw the group endure constant comparisons to mid-period Simon & Garfunkel. Vinyl Replica Paper Sleeve.
|Magna Carta - Seasons|
(Universal UICY-9299 Jap-03 175:-)
Magna Carta's second LP was dominated by the 22-minute, nine-part suite "Seasons," which took up all of side one. "Seasons" was indeed a grand conceptual work inspired by the changing of the seasons. Vinyl Replica Paper Sleeve.
|Mainhorse - Mainhorse|
(Arcángelo ARC-7155 Jap-9? 250:-)
The history of Mainhorse started in '68 but unfortunately, it's not very well documented. The prime mover was Patrick Moraz, a very talented, Swiss born keyboardplayer. Other members were Peter Lockett (lead guitar, violin and vocals), Jean Ristori (bass, cello and vocals) and Bryson Graham (drums and percussion). In 1970 the band signed a contract with Polydor, a year later their eponymous debut-album was released. The album opens with the song "Introduction": fluent 'heavy progressive' with floods of Hammond organ and fiery electric guitarplay, the sound has echoes from Atomic Rooster, The Nice and early Deep Purple. Vinyl Replica Paper Sleeve.
|Manzanera, Phil - 6pm|
(Hannibal HNCD-1471 UK-04 225:-)
Manzanera's sixth solo album is his first after a five year respite and the Roxy Music reunion tours, presents something quite special for Roxy fans. Several tracks feature a reunion of 2/3 of the original band, sans Bryan Ferry and whoever the revolving bass player du disque may have been. The tracks are beautifully layered, textured and at times almost classical. The four Roxy founders include original keyboardist Brian Eno, saxophonist Andy Mackay and drummer "The Great" Paul Thompson. This copy has been signed inside the digipak by Phil himself.
|Manzanera, Phil - 801 Live|
(Virgin 6043-88457-7 EU-99 225:-)
801 provided Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera with one of his most intriguing side projects. Although the band only played three gigs in August and September 1976, this album captures a night when everything fell right into place musically. That should only be expected with names like Eno and Simon Phillips in the lineup. This copy has been signed on the booklet by Phil himself.
|McCartney, Paul - Band on the Run|
(DCC Compact Classics GZS-1030 US-93 275:-)
If Paul will be remembered for anything post-Beatles, it's this album. Even though he had to go all over creation to record it, the trip was obviously worthwhile, bringing forth gems like "Helen Wheels," "Jet," and the title track. Everything was in place, the melodies, the pop smarts, and a real studio production. The amazement was that Wings actually consisted of Paul and Linda with guitarist Denny Laine; Paul played most everything on the record. Regardless, it was his return--finally--to greatness. 24K Gold Remastered DCC Compact Classics Edition in Slipcase.
|McCartney, Paul - Tripping the Live Fantasic|
(EMI/MPL CDS-7-94778-2 EU-90 400:-)
Virgin Megastore Tour Box Limited Edition Issue (#0026/3000) for the Tripping the Live Fantastic Release. Includes : 37 Trax 2-CD Set, 3 trax EP Single, Pin and Souvenir 6x12 tour booklet. Very Special McCartney release. The plastic cover shows some wear, otherwise in Excellent condition!
|McCartney, Paul - Wings at the Speed of Sound|
(EMI Toshiba TOCP-65506 Jap-99 225:-)
It's widely accepted that McCartney was never the serious artiste that Lennon was; he never claimed to be, and more importantly (as this album bears out) never needed to be. This 1976 recording found McCartney and Wings at their peak. It's full of glimmering pop gems more concerned with infectious hooks and unforgettable melodies than social relevance. Vinyl Replica Paper Sleeve
|McCartney, Paul / The Fireman - Electric Arguments|
(MPL MPL-922 EU-08 450:-)
Rare 13-track promotional CD for the collaborative project between music icon Paul McCartney and revered producer Youth, includes "Sing The Changes", unique digipak picture sleeve featuring completely different artwork from the commercial release!
|Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell|
(Epic Legacy 480411-2 EU-8? 225:-)
There is no other album like Bat Out of Hell, unless you want to count the sequel. This is Grand Guignol pop — epic, gothic, operatic, and silly, and it's appealing because of all of this. Jim Steinman was a composer without peer, simply because nobody else wanted to make mini-epics like this. And there never could have been a singer more suited for his compositions than Meat Loaf, a singer partial to bombast, albeit shaded bombast. The compositions are staggeringly ridiculous, yet Meat Loaf finds the emotional core in each song, bringing true heartbreak to "Two out of Three Ain't Bad" and sly humor to "Paradise by the Dashboard Light." MasterSound Collector's Edition Gold CD in Slipcase.
|Mellencamp, John - Dance Naked|
(Mercury 522428-2 US-94 150:-)
Dance Naked finds John Mellencamp peeling away at layers to get back to the essence of his art and the very heart of rock and roll. Rarely if ever has a major rock star released such a home-grown, unadorned piece of work (Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska comes to mind). The product of a mere two weeks in the studio, Dance Naked is John Mellencamp's return to his roots.
Rare US promotional only 2-CD set featuring 9-track CD album and 18-track promotional Greatest Hits CD. Housed inside a 7 ½" x 5 ½" 36-page hardback book which features a biography, lyrics to all 27 tracks and black & white photographs, all printed on high quality paper. Superb item and a must have for any fan!
|Metallica - Death Magnetic|
(Universal UICR-9028 Jap-08 250:-)
In the five years between two releases, Metallica seem to have gotten back in touch with the raw power of their classic period, with a little help from legendary producer Rick Rubin. One listen to the 10-minute epic "Suicide & Redemption" with its mix of raw rock ferocity and complex musical development should tell you the old Metallica's back in business. Long tracks with complex structures and intricate, speedy riffs abound. Most appealing for longtime fans may be the return to the frenzied guitar solos of yore. Rubin seems to have assisted the band on a path that successfully combines power, melodicism, and pure, unadulterated metal mania, over a sonic statement that definitively proves there's nothing over-the-hill about middle-aged metal. SHM-CD Digipak.
|Metallica - Garage Days Revisited|
(Mercury 888788-2 Ger-87 300:-)
Following Cliff Burton's death, Metallica took some time off and initiated new bassist Jason Newsted with a raw, unpolished EP of covers originally recorded by Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke. Budgie and the Misfits. Most fit the band's style quite well; only "Last Caress" sounds out of place, as the original seemed looser and more dangerous. As a showcase for some strong metal riffs and material by mostly underground bands, the EP works quite well. Original 1987 German 5-track CD, genuine original - not a counterfeit.
|Misunderstood - The Legendary Gold Star Album|
(Cherry Red CDBRED-142 UK-97 250:-)
In early 1966, with John Peel as producer, the Misunderstood went into Gold Star studio in Los Angeles to make some demos. Although the tapes have disappeared, an acetate of some of the songs still exists, from which eight tracks (two of which had previously been released) were rescued for reissue on the first disc of this double CD. The second disc is just a straight reissue of the Golden Glass album, recorded by a later lineup of the Misunderstood, in which steel guitarist Glenn Campbell was the only remaining member from the glory days.
|Morissette, Alanis - The Singles Box |
(Maverick 9362437862 Australia-96 300:-)
Deleted Australian 20-track 5 x CD single box, includes live & acoustic tracks, stunning numbered (#05238) fold-out picture box and picture slipcase, insert & tour message from Alanis
|Morrissey - Southpaw Grammar|
(RCA/BMG 74321-99532 UK-95 150:-)
If Vauxhall and I represented a more mature Morrissey, Southpaw Grammar superficially presents a more rough and tumble version of the singer. As his previous single, "Boxers," indicated, Morrissey's fascination with boxing and violence has reached full fruition. The music appropriately reflects this, with growling, distorted guitars and martial rhythms. But Southpaw Grammar doesn't rock as hard or with as much style as the rockabilly-inflected Your Arsenal — instead, it's his art rock album, complete with strings, drum solos, and two ten-minute songs.
|Morrissey - The CD Singles 88-91|
(EMI 887293-2 EU-00 300:-)
The idea behind the The CD Singles '88-91' is a good one: round up all the singles Morrissey released in the years immediately following the Smiths' breakup and reissue them in an affordable box set. It's especially good not only because Morrissey has a rabid fan base that will buy any collectible like this, but because he had many terrific songs buried as B-sides that never made it on an album.
|Morrissey - The CD Singles 91-95|
(EMI 879745-2 EU-01 300:-)
The CD Singles '91-95' contains nine CD Singles by Morrissey, from "My Love Life" (1991) to "Sunny" (1995). Like its predecessor The CD Singles '88-'91, each disc is housed in a card picture sleeve, rather than a slimline jewel case. The sleeve for "Hold on to Your Friends" replicates the gatefold sleeve of the original 12-inch single.
|Mott the Hoople - Live|
(Sony MHCP-1064/5 Jap-06 250:-)
By 1974, Mott the Hoople was quite possibly the greatest concert band in the world, a blur of high-energy rock, high content poetics, and high camp costuming -- Ian Hunter the tough guy in leather and shades; Ariel Bender the street kid, all satin hat flash; Overend Watts, the freakoid in skyscraper thigh boots; and a live show which out-dressed the lot of them. If any band deserved a live album, it was Mott. The 30th anniversary edition contains two magnificently mastered discs not only adding 13 unreleased performances to the original album's eight tracks, but also capturing two legendary concerts nearly in their entirety: the late-1973 Hammersmith show, and a taste of the group's triumphant Broadway season six months later. Vinyl Replica Paper Sleeve.
|Mudvayne - Mudvayne|
(Epic 8697-30265-2 US-09 100:-)
Mudvayne's self-titled album is slightly heavier than 2008's The New Game, but it still features songs written in their current default mode, which is a sort of combination of Linkin Park and Tool — churning basslines, the occasional faux-tribal rhythm, lots of angsty roaring and crooned choruses. Limited edition with black light reactive artwork.