Distr.  : NE - Clear Spot/Shiny Beast/
Style   : 60's / psychedelic / folk /

TDP     54001   ZIOR                    ZIOR                            LP      04.2019

        01.     I REALLY DO
        02.     ZA ZA ZA ZILDA
        03.     LOVES DESIRE
        04.     NEW LAND
        05.     NOW IM SAD
        06.     GIVE ME LOVE
        07.     QUABALA
        08.     OH MARIYA
        09.     YOUR LIFE WILL BURN
        10.     I WAS FOOLING
        11.     BEFORE MY EYES GO BLIND
        12.     ROLLING THUNDER

British blues-rock quartet Zior had their roots in the bourgeoning R&B scene that
arose during the late 1960s in the southeast coastal city of Southend; they built
a strong reputation in live performance, opting for 'happenings' in the style of
Hawkwind and Pink Floyd that went beyond mere musical events. By the time they recorded
their self-titled debut album, issued on Larry Page's short-lived Nepentha label in
1971, they were clearly influenced by the emergent hard rock/heavy metal scene of the
West Midlands, drawing from Black Sabbath's discordant riffs and occult influences,
along with shrill vocal attacks in Led Zeppelin mode; there were shades of Steppenwolf
and the odd Doors-sounding keyboard riff as well (and the Black Sabbath link was
heightened by an album design from Keith McMillan, who was responsible for Black
Sabbath's debut cover too). The resultant Zior is a varied ride through different
kinds of rock terrain, from blues rock to hard rock and on to whimsical psychedelia
and prog-rock, making it hard to classify. Though this debut LP should have heralded
a bright beginning, misfortune seemed to dog the band from the start; other recordings
were released under the name Monument, the band members listed under aliases, and
a second album, 'Every Inch A Man', was issued in Germany after Zior's breakup in
1973, without the band's knowledge or permission.
TDP     54002   APPLE                   AN APPLE A DAY                  LP      04.2019

        02.     DOCTOR ROCK
        03.     THE OTHERSIDE
        04.     MR. JONES
        05.     THE MAYVILLE LINE
        06.     QUEEN OF HEARTS BLUES
        07.     ROCK ME BABY
        08.     BUFFALO BILLYCAN
        09.     PHOTOGRAPH
        10.     PSYCHO DAISIES
        11.     SPORTING LIFE
        12.     PRETTY GIRL I LOVE YOU

British psychedelic band Apple was formed in the industrial powerhouse of Cardiff,
north Wales, in 1968 by guitarist Robbo Ingram and bassist Jeff Harrad. Joined by
drummer Dave Brassington, keyboardist Charlie Barber and singer Dennis Regan, their
debut single 'Thank U Very Much,' arranged by session guitarist Big Jim Sullivan,
sparked the interest of Larry Page, who signed them to his Page One label to cut the
debut album 'An Apple A Day' with producer Caleb Quaye (the son of the multi-instr.
Cab Quaye and older brother of future singer Finley Quaye). Unfortunately, Apple's
mixture of pop, psychedelia and heavy blues was probably a bit too ahead of its time;
the album sold poorly on release and the group proba bly would have been totally
forgotten, if not for belated critical acclaim, especially for Harrad's haunting
'The Otherside.' With rare originals incredibly hard to find, regularly selling for
thousands of pounds, this reissue is long overdue.
TDC     54003   SANDY COAST             SHIPWRECK                       LP      04.2019

                & DESPAIR/LAND/THE END
        02.     I MAY HAPPILY FORGET
        04.     BLUE BLACKMANS BLUES
        05.     ADVICE
        06.     TIMOTHY
        07.     RE RE LE LOUP
        08.     DEEP DOWN DOWN*
        09.     BACK TO THE CITY*
        10.     ELEANOR RIGBY*
        11.     IN MY OPINION*

Pioneering Dutch quartet Sandy Coast formed in the town of Voorburg, near Den Haag,
in 1961. Early work found release on a series of singles on the Delta label during the
mid-1960s. referencing an American pop-rock sound, framed by choral harmonies; soon,
the evolving close harmony of songs like 'We'll Meet Again' saw them edging towards
the realm of the Moody Blues, while 'Milk And Tranquilers' was based more strongly on
a rhythm-and-blues framework. Moving to the Relax label in 1967, they began issuing
spacious psychedelic songs such as 'Capital Punishment,' and their debut album 'From
The Workshop' was thoroughly in psychedelia mode. Larry Page issued sophomore album
'Shipwreck' in 1969, the disc an early concept album focussing on a lengthy suite
that recounted a doomed voyage, captained by one Derrick Holmes in 1779. Much of the
rest of the album recalls the spacey sounds of King Crimson, but there is also raw
blues, psychedelic pop-rock, and an individual reading of Paul McCartney's 'Eleanor
TDC     54004   IRMA THOMAS             IN BETWEEN TEARS                LP      04.2019

        01.     IN BETWEEN TEARS
        02.     SHELL NEVER BE YOUR WIFE
        03.     THESE FOUR WALLS
        07.     SAVE A LITTLE BIT FOR ME*
        08.     COMING FROM BEHIND
        10.     TURN MY WORLD AROUND
        11.     I'D DO IT ALL OVER YOU*
        12.     THATS HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU*

After signing to the Canyon label in 1970, Irma Thomas cut a couple of singles in
Macon, Georgia, with Jerry Williams Junior, a singer and producer from Portsmouth,
Virginia that issued gritty, lewd funk under the alias Swamp Dogg; though the singles
sold well in the south, they were largely overlooked elsewhere. Nevertheless, Williams
brought Thomas to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to record the album that would eventually
surface as 'In Between Tears', but the collapse of Canyon delayed its release until
1973, when Williams issued it on his Fungus label. This long-awaited vinyl reissue
on deluxe 180 gram format comes complete with 4 bonus tracks.
TDC     54005   LARRY PAGE ORCHESTRA : KINKY MUSIC                      LP      04.2019

        01.     TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU
        02.     COME ON NOW
        04.     YOU REALLY GOT ME
        05.     DONT EVER CHANGE
        06.     GOT MY FEET ON THE GROUND
        07.     ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT
        08.     ONE FINE DAY
        09.     JUST CANT GO TO SLEEP
        10.     REVENGE
        11.     I TOOK MY BABY HOME

Aspiring Welsh pop singer Leonard Davies became Larry Page in the mid-1950s, when
Columbia Records issued his material on 78s and 45s, including a cover of Buddy
Holly's 'That'll Be The Day'; he also played banjo in the Crane River Jazz Band.
Known as "Larry Page the Teenage Rage," he toured Britain with Cliff Richard and
regularly appeared on national television. Shifting to a management and record
production role in the early 1960s, he struck gold in 1964 upon signing a management
contract with a band called The Ravens, who he re-named The Kinks, which swiftly
became one of the most popular acts of the day. Noting that Rolling Stones producer
Andrew Loog Oldham had formed his own orchestra to cut orchestrated versions of Stones
hits, Page put together the Larry Page Orchestra for debut disc, 'Kinky Music', which
similarly reconfigured the Kinks' work. A pleasant romp through first-phase Kinks
classics, it is also noteworthy as an early showcase for future Led Zeppelin guitarist,
Jimmy Page.
TDP     54006   MIKE COOPER             OH REALLY!?                     LP      06.2019

        01.     DEATH LETTER
        02.     BAD LUCK BLUES
        03.     MAGGIE CAMPBELL
        04.     LEADHEARTED BLUES
        05.     FOUR WAYS
        06.     POOR LITTLE ANNIE
        07.     TADPOLE BLUES
        08.     DIVINITY BLUES
        09.     YOUR GONNA BE SORRY
        10.     ELECTRIC CHAIR
        11.     CROW JANE
        12.     PEPPER RAG
        13.     SATURDAY BLUES

The guitarist and singer-songwriter Mike Cooper was a key figure in the British blues
boom of the late 1960s. Born in Reading in 1942, Cooper began playing guitar as a
teen in local skiffle groups. After seeing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee perform in
1961, Cooper caught the blues bug and began to play the harmonica and formed The Blues
Committee, supporting John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson, Alexis Korner and Long
John Baldry, while Cooper was also performing solo. Acquiring a lap steel guitar in
1963, he studied Blind Boy Fuller's work and in 1965, teamed with Dave Hall to support
Bert Jansch, Al Stewart and others; after releasing work on the Kennet, Sydisc and
Matchbox labels, Cooper soon began incorporating country blues aspects into his work,
drawing from Son House and Mississippi Fred McDowell, as well as non-blues artists
such as David Bowie, John Martyn, Roy Harper and Dave Van Ronk. Then, in late 1968,
Cooper was approached by producer Peter Eden, resulting in debut album 'Oh Really!?'
for Pye; aside from agreeable covers of Son House's 'Death Letter' and Blind Boy
Fuller's 'Bad Luck Blues,' the rest of the disc is pure Cooper, with his deft picking
accompanied by Derek Hall's guitar work only on 'Leadhearted Blues' and 'Electric
Chair.' Comes on 45 rpm 180 gram vinyl.
TDP     54007   EMMET SPICELAND         THE FIRST...                    LP      06.2019

        01.     REYNARD THE FOX
        02.     MY LAGAN LOVE
        03.     STOR, STOR A GHRA
        04.     LOVERS GHOST
        05.     A COUPLE OJIGS
        06.     BUNCLODY
        07.     MARY FROM DUNGLOE
        08.     AUTUMN HAS COME
        09.     PRETTY SUSAN
        10.     SLIEVE GALLION BRAES
        11.     OCAROLANS CONCERTO
        12.     THE CURRAGH OF KILDARE

Innovative folk group Emmet Spiceland was formed during the late 1960s through the
merger of two acts: noted guitarist, mandolin and bouzouki player Donal Lunny had
been playing with Mick Moloney and Brian Bolgor in the Dublin-based Emmet Folk group,
while brothers Brian and Michael Byrne had been active in The Spicelanders, based in
Sheffield, England, which had a large following in Ireland; when Moloney left Emmet
Folk to join another act, Lunny and Moloney joined the Byrne Brothers to form Emmet
Spiceland, though Bolgor would not remain for long. The new group's approach to the
traditional Irish folk was different from their contemporaries, since they aimed to
bring the folk form into the real of modern pop music through accessible, chart-bound
arrangements, helped along by their pop-idol looks. Signing to Larry Page's Page One
label in 1968, their sole album was produced by the hitmaking team of Bill Martin
and Phil Coulter, who added occasional orchestration; their rendition of the
traditional 'Mary From Dungloe' topping the Irish charts. Though a cover of a Leonard
Cohen song was also popular for the group, they disbanded shortly thereafter, leading
Lunny to enjoy a long and industrious solo career as a session musician and producer
that would ultimately work with Christy Moore, Elvis Costello and countless others.
Comes on 45 rpm 180 gram vinyl.
TDP     54008   JUDD                    JUDD                            LP      06.2019

        01.     ALL RIGHT - A LITTLE BIT OF SOUL
        02.     MERRILEE THOMPSON
        04.     ODDJOB
        05.     LETS WORK TOGETHER
        06.     DAYLIGHT
        08.     (ARE OVER)
        09.     DOWN ON THE CORNER
        10.     STRONGER THAN A MAN
        11.     (CAN ONLY BE A WOMAN)
        12.     UNTIL TOMORROW
        13.     LOUISIANA SUNDAY
        14.     THEE
        15.     SNARLIN MUMMA LION

Alsatian wunderkind Mark Wirtz led many successful pop music projects during the 1960s
and 70s, especially during his long tenure at Abbey Road. A gifted painter, musician
and actor, Wirtz's college band was signed to EMI as Mark Rogers and the Marksmen,
while Wirtz was still attending the RADA in London; by 1965 he was producing music
independently and became an in-house producer at Abbey Road in 1967, working with
Keith West & Tomorrow and fronting the Mark Wirtz Orchestra, AKA The Mood Mosaic.
The blues and soul-tinged Judd album, issued in 1970 on Larry Page's Penny Farthing
label, featured Wirtz on keyboards and rhythm guitar, fronting a studio band with
bassist Roger Flavell, guitarist Roger McKew and drummer Tat Meager (who had played
on Siren's eponymous, John Peel-produced debut LP); backing vocalists such as Madeleine
Bell, Doris Troy and sisters Yvonne and Heather Wheatman, AKA Sonny and Sue, gave
a more rounded sound. Much of the material was co-written by Kris Ife, who had worked
with McKew in The Quiet Five, though there is also an individual cover of Creedence
Clearwater Revival's 'Down On The Corner,' made livelier by Wirtz's piano chords.
TDP     54009   V / A                   THE SIGNAL TO NOISE SET         LP      08.2019

        01.     Informatics             The Great X-1
        02.     Modern Jazz             Radio Scream
        03.     Dono-Detti              Man Unlimited
        04.     Second Glance           Shackles & Chains
        05.     Software Seduction      Try
        06.     Shanghai Au Go-Go       Talk Back
        07.     Dono-Detti              Flesh And Steel
        08.     Into The East           I Stand Still
        09.     Nuvo Bloc               Living Brigade
        10.     Human Backs             Frankenstein
        11.     Dono-Detti              Forbidden

The ultra-rare various artists release 'The Signal To Noise Set', issued in small
numbers in 1984 on London's short-lived Only A Revolution label, showcased the
Australian variant of minimalist wave, analogue synth-pop. The eleven exclusives
featured on the compilation are all prime examples of Australia's synth band
underground, and although each group was totally unknown outside of their sphere
of influence, some have gone on to attain legendary status.
TDP     54010   STEEL MILL              GREEN EYED GOD                  LP      08.2019

Fabled British prog-rock band Steel Mill was formed in Wandsworth, a working-class
district of south London, during the late 1960s. After singer/keyboardist David Morris
began working with saxophonist/flautist John Challenger, who had played with folk
group The Garret Singers, the initial Mill line-up was completed once they were joined
by former Roadrunners' Colin Short on drums, Derek Chandler on bass and Terry Williams
on guitar. The nascent band rehearsed for about one year, before cutting demos in
April 1970. Their pensive sound remained miles away from the British blues sound that
dominated London then, though there was the occasional hardrock element beneath their
pastoral prog. "Green Eyed God" remains an enticing slice of little-known prog,
unjustly ignored at its time of creation.
TDP     54011   CHRIS BRITTON           AS I AM                         LP      08.2019

Recording a solo album in 1969 allowed Troggs guitarist Chris Britton to take a greater
artistic freedom, though 'As I Am' didn't veer too far from The Troggs' standard blend
of poppy psychedelia and garage rock, constructed with a particular English bent.
Yet, with Britton composing all of the songs except one (his version of Larry Weiss'
'Evil Woman'), the material is surprisingly varied, with opener 'Sit Down Beside Me'
and tracks like 'Fly With Me' are rocking grooves with bright brass, Latinesque
percussion and a bit of psychedelic phasing, while 'No Sense In Hiding' is a slinky
blues and 'Sleep My Love' is pure dreamy psych. A rare and underappreciated gem that
will appeal to all Troggs fans and lovers of British psychedelia more generally.
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