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Distr.  : NE - Shiny Beast
Style   : reissue / freakbeat / garage rock / psychedelic /




R2LP    1       FOLQUE                  FOLQUE                          LP      06.2015

Norway's legendary electric/acoustic folk-rock band from the mid '70s, strongly infl.
by Fairport Convention. The LP was originally released by Philips in 1974. This ed.
comes with exclusive artwork and liner-notes.
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R2LP    2       DREAM                   GET DREAMY                      LP      01.2017

Get Dreamy', The Dream's highly personal and almost exotic take on free rock and
psychedelia, was the first of its kind in Norway. With a mix of jazzy elements,
ballads, hazy sounding pop songs and the occasional whimsical Vaudeville-vibes so
typical of 1967, it's a special slice of vinyl from the era. The sound of this reissue
was remastered from the original tapes. The liner notes were written by Terje Rypdal
afficionado and guitar ace Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing).
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R2LP    3       FIREBEATS, INC.         FIREBEATS, INC.                 LP      01.2016

The first ever legal vinyl reissue of this holy FREAKBEAT grail from Norway's
underground, originally issued in 1966. Only containing great self-penned tunes, this
energetic album reveals influences from a.o. The Who and Hollies, though with a more
rebellious, uncompromising attitude.
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R2LP    4       UNDERTAKERS CIRCUS      RAGNAROK                        LP      02.2016

Here is the first ever vinyl reissue of this legendary album, remastered from the orig.
master tapes and featuring restored artwork and extensive liner notes. This must hear
-album, originally released in 1973, is one of the true gems from the political counter
-culture music underground as it existed in Norway during the era. Polydor probably
signed the horn-heavy 11-piece band to compete with a.o. Blood Swet & tears and
Chicago, but Undertakers Circus had a far more psychedelic and progressive style and
attitude, and even added elements of Afro-beat and funk. Unique stuff!
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R2LP    5       FIREBEATS, INC. : LET ME TELL YOU-SINGLES AND OUTTAKES  LP      01.2016

On vinyl, this is a splendid compilation of the sensational A/B-sides plus rarities
from Norways's mid '60s FREAKBEAT heroes FIREBEATS, INC. The band mainly played raw
originals, but they also recorded a few cover versions, f.i. of Johnny Rivers' 'Secret
Agent Man' (translated to 'Hemmelig Agent') and Neil Sedaka's 'Be My Baby', made famous
by The Ronettes. Side 2 of the LP contains some of the band's self recorded rehearsal
demos. A wonderful release for every fan of energetic '60s sounds!
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R2LP    6       ORIENTAL SUNSHINE : DEDICATED TO THE BIRD WE LIVE       LP      08.2016

The long and winding countryside of Norway in the late sixties was hardly the ideal
place to be playing psychedelic folk music. But the teenage duo of Nina Johansen and
Rune Walle, aided by their friend Satnam Singh and accomplished jazz musicians Espen
Rud (Min Bul), Sture Janson and Helge Groslie (Junipher Greene), triumphed over high
odds to make one of the most spellbinding albums in the genre, made anywhere. The now
classic 'Dedicated To The Bird I Love' was recorded by legendary Norwegian producer
Jan Erik Kongshaug and originally released by Philips in 1970.
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R2LP    7       DREAM                   GET DREAMY                      LP      01.2017

Get Dreamy', The Dream's highly personal and almost exotic take on free rock and
psychedelia, was the first of its kind in Norway. With a mix of jazzy elements,
ballads, hazy sounding pop songs and the occasional whimsical Vaudeville-vibes so
typical of 1967, it's a special slice of vinyl from the era. The sound of this
reissue was remastered from the original tapes. The liner notes were written by
Terje Rypdal afficionado and guitar ace Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing).
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R2LP    8       TERJE RYPDAL            BLEAK HOUSE                     LP      09.2017

A vinyl-reissue of the debut solo-album by Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdahl. Recorded
in 1968, 'Bleak House' marks Terje's departure from psychedelic group The Dream to
explore further territories. (He would later become one of the most respected
instrumentalist in European jazz.) 'Bleak House', which was recorded with Jan
Garbarek, Knut Riisnaes, Jon Christensen and Christian Reim (The Dream), blends
contemporary composition with modern jazz and progressive rock. This reissue comes
with remastered sound, taken from the original tapes.
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