Dec 31, 2020


Lots of new stuff for the weekend, including some cheapo CDS from LITA. We are told they are destroying all of their CDS and we bought some before they hit the shredder, so get 'em while you can get 'em.

Also just in, more of those import 60s and 70s reissues, some very nice releases here!

Thanks for all guys, cant wait for 2021, goodbye 2020!

Your Mailorder Goddess,
Suzy Shaw

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BIRKIN, JANE- DI DOO DAH (1973 reissue) Label:LITA Digitally remastered edition of this 1973 release, the first true solo album from British born actress, model, singer, mother, and French national treasure, Jane Birkin. Emerging as a creative and beatific force in London's Swinging '60s, she met Parisian provocateur Serge Gainsbourg in 1968 on the film set of Slogan and birthed one of the most fantastic creative collaborations the world has ever known. After the 1969 duet album Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus and the landmark L'Histoire de Melody Nelson, Jane was ready for her own namesake debut. Di Doo Dah sees Birkin, Gainsbourg, and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier (L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches) meld Jane's fragile vocals with Jazz, Rock, and lush orchestral textures: A perfect album for living and loving. CD $10 SKU:24179

BOND, LOU - ST (reissue of 1974 classic) Label:LITA First CD release. • Remastered from original tapes. • Features 32-page color CD booklet containing original art, unseen photos, full lyrics and detailed liner notes by Andria Lisle Mojo, Oxford American, Slate). • Features “To The Establishment,” sampled by Outkast and others.A nearly forgotten classic, Lou Bond’s eponymous 1974 album was originally released on We Produce, a subsidiary of the legendary Stax label. It is an album that evokes a feeling of change, one very much a product of its era. A collection of songs filled with images from a chaotic time, touching on a range of topics from civil rights to social injustice to the Vietnam War. Bond’s top-notch songwriting, vocals and an impeccable talent for composition and arrangement, make this a rare album where the music and the message are in perfect harmony. The record’s “To The Establishment,” a nearly 12-minute opus, has been sampled by the likes of Outkast and Mary J. Blige. Released with four bonus tracks, and for the first time on CD and in its first vinyl reissue. A lost classic brought out of the shadows. CD $10 SKU:24183

BUCKLEY, TIM-Lady, Give Me Your Key: The Unissued 1967 Solo Acoustic SessionsLabel:LITA In 1967, the face of rock was changing. In that year alone there were debut albums from The Velvet Underground, The Doors, and Pink Floyd, to name a few. The Beatles had combined orchestration with their music—the result was Sgt. Peppers in June, the same month that Tim Buckley recorded Goodbye & Hello.Buckley was no longer just another singer-songwriter with an acoustic guitar; he was drenched in acid-folk tinges of harpsichord and harmonium. Lyricist Larry Beckett embellished Tim’s songs with introspective lyrics at times, worldly views at others. It was the first major triumph for Tim as an album artist, partially because there were a remarkable amount of pre-production demos that led to it.Available here for the first time are these newly discovered master tapes, recorded by Goodbye & Hello’s producer Jerry Yester, along with an ultra-rare acetate, found to be in co-songwriter (and best friend) Beckett’s possession.Of the 13 previously unreleased solo acoustic songs contained here, six of them did eventually appear with more expansive instrumentation on Goodbye & Hello (along with another four not included here). However, the crown jewel of this package is seven never-before-heard compositions. These will be new to even the most devoted Buckley fan. Arguably, two of them crept out decades after Tim’s death (albeit, much different recordings than what you have here) but with little fanfare.So much has been written about Tim Buckley but so little of it by people who actually knew him. This booklet, however, includes a detailed interview with both Larry Beckett and Jerry Yester, providing real insight on how these recordings came to be and attempting to uncover the man behind all the myths, the real Tim Buckley.Several rarities releases in the 1980s and ‘90s shed light on his talent, especially the live recordings, but all of the studio material has generally been alternative versions of songs that fans already knew—until now. This is the first-ever posthumous release that reveals a wealth of previously unreleased and unheard tracks from Tim at the peak of his career. In short, you need this! CD $10 SKU:24190

FRANCOISE HARDY-La Maison Ou J’Ai Grandi-Label:LITA Between 1963 and 1966, Françoise Hardy released one French-language album per year. Each, strictly speaking, was eponymously titled, and each was collected from a series of contemporary four-track, seven-inch, picture-sleeve EPs–pop music’s main format in France, known as le super 45. In them, we see the maturing of one of the decade’s most singular talents–a pop singer with the heart of a chanteuse, a singer-songwriter in an age before such a thing was known, and a style icon who valued privacy and modesty. Remastered from the original tapes, we present the first five Françoise Hardy albums in their original French format. CD $10 SKU:24170

FRANCOISE HARDY-Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles-Label:LITA Restored to the original mono mixes + Exclusive interview with Françoise Hardy + Liner Notes by Kieron Tyler CD $10 SKU:24174

FRANCOISE HARDY-Mon Amie La Rose-Label:LITA + Restored to the original mono mixes + Exclusive interview with Françoise Hardy + Liner Notes by Kieron Tyler CD $10 SKU:24175

FRANCOISE HARDY-Le Premier Bonheur Du Jour-Label:LITA + First time available in the US + Restored to the original mono mixes + Exclusive interview with Françoise Hardy + Liner Notes by Kieron Tyler CD $10 SKU:24176

FREE DESIGN -Stars/Time/Bubbles/Love (reissue of 1970 release)Label:LITA Originally released in 1970 on Enoch Light’s Project 3 label, Stars/Time/Bubbles/Love served as The Free Design’s turning point: mixing the group’s timeless elements of soft-psych with a dose of funk! In the words of Free Design historian Robbie Baldock, “Stars is where The Free Design gets funky”!With Stars/Time/Bubbles/Love the group’s fourth album, chief Free Design songwriter Chris Dedrick continued to develop his experimental approach to composing, songwriting, and arranging, while beginning to introduce his love of jazz, gospel singing, and the Motown sound. Even the Jackson Pollack inspired-album art showcased a change of direction for the Dedricks, illustrating the group’s contention that, with this album, they were pushing The Free Design sound out in completely new directions. (A recent exhibit by the artist Christian Marclay even sampled this cover art.)As an added bonus, the CD version includes the previously unreleased track “To A Black Boy”, an undiscovered studio gem from circa 1970 and composed by Chris Dedrick. Plus, the 1970 single version of “Butterflies Are Free”.CD $10 SKU:24188

GOLDBERG-Misty Flats (Privately pressed loner-folk gem 1974)Label:LITA Barry Thomas Goldberg was 23 in 1974, the year his Minneapolis power pop group, The Batch, split up. Rudderless, he set about recording solo album Misty Flats, and though few would hear it in its day, he hit on something very special indeed. Where The Batch were a harmony-drenched power pop band in the mold of Big Star and The Rubinoos, Misty Flats was an album of ecstatic desolation, an unhinged loner-folk gem that came from a unique place: “I wanted to make the first punk rock album, and if I’d recorded those songs with a band, maybe that’s what it would’ve been,” Goldberg says. CD $10 SKU:24177

HAZLEWOOD, LEE -Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And CureLabel:LITA The mid-to-late ’60s were strange days for Lee Hazlewood. Having struck gold as songwriter and vocal foil for Nancy Sinatra, he signed up to MGM as an artist in his own right, and between 1966 and 1968, produced three ambitious solo albums that were eclectic, idiosyncratic, and most of all, unpredictable.It was a happy time for Lee; his music was hot on the charts, he was fully immersed in his collaboration with his muse, Suzi Jane Hokom.The second of his MGM trilogy–1967’s peculiarly named Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And Cure–took on countrified French ye-ye (“The Girls In Paris”), a tale of a young bullfighter built on Spanish guitar and choral cowboys (“Jose”), a string-drenched song about the passing of time (“The Old Man And His Guitar”), and a western epic about a Native American tribe (“The Nights”). And that was just the first four tracks. Elsewhere, the honky tonk madness of “Suzi Jane Is Back In Town,” the Byrds-like jangle of “In Our Time” and–in the bonus tracks–an instrumental named “Batman” confirm this to be one of Hazlewood’s most far-ranging, far-out LPs ever.It’s the result of two main factors: ambition–to top Phil Spector, primarily–and cash, which paid for orchestras, plush studios, and the inestimable talents of arranger Billy Strange. “I think the big sound of those records came out of the Spector thing,” says Hokom, in the new liner notes. “If you can have a big sound and you have money to burn… it was a flamboyancy.”Released before the Nancy & Lee LP–a bona fide hit for Reprise Records– Hazlewoodism was a tougher nut to crack, a record that confused by combining po-faced delivery with unabashed comical touches. By 1967, Hazlewood had founded the LHI imprint, and was busy building his own empire–one we’ve been lovingly archiving for the past few years. We now present this missing link in the story, plus predecessor, The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood and follow-up, Something Special. Welcome to Hazlewood’s magnificent–and mad–MGM years. CD $10 SKU:24180

LYNN CASTLE ROSE -Rose Colored Corner- ST (reissue of 1966 Recordings) Label:LITA Though most of the world may not know the songs of Lynn Castle, she is an artist whose work stretches across seven decades. She has created a diverse and vast (albeit mostly unreleased) discography of pop, folk, country, gothic, rock, punk, blues, and children’s songs. Light In The Attic Records is very excited to continue its Lee Hazlewood Archive Series with Rose Colored Corner, a collection of intimate recordings Lynn Castle made with Jack Nitzsche in 1966 and her complete recorded output with Lee Hazlewood on LHI Records. For the first time ever Lynn is sharing recordings from her personal archive and telling her story CD $10 SKU:24184

MOSES, LEE -How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972Label:LITA The definitive collection of Lee Moses’ legendary non-album tracks available together for the first time. Contains three previously unreleased songs, plus the Southern soul classic "Bad Girl” (both versions)
Remastered audio CD housed in a tube pocket digipak with booklet
After reissuing his much sought-after Time and Place LP, many questions still remained (Lee was a mysterious man!) – but the one asked most was, “where’s “Bad Girl”?!” Not included on his lone LP, “Bad Girl” is an undisputed Southern soul classic – arguably the song Lee Moses’ legacy rests on. While we may never know all we wish we knew about the man behind the music, we can finally complete the picture of his work. You know – the tunes! And what tunes they are.
How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972 collects all of Lee Moses’ non-album singles and B-sides, plus three never-released tracks together for the first time ever. Most of the material here pre-dates 1971’s Time and Place, reflecting his initial bid for stardom via a series of now-legendary 45s recorded with Atlanta producer Johnny Brantley. As for the unreleased recordings – much like the man himself, little is known about them. What remains is an oeuvre that has become synonymous with raw and emotionally charged Southern soul. Essential listening for anyone with a heart. CD $10 SKU:24182

THE FAMILY OF APOSTOLIC Label:LITA Apostolic was many things: a label, a collective, a state of mind even. But before all of that, it was a recording studio set up by New Yorker John Townley. As a member of the Magicians, (you recognize that name from the Nuggets albums), Townley worked in some of the finest studios in the USA, but he felt he was on a conveyor belt. “You had to do the creation ahead of time, which is not my idea of a good time,” he says now. "You had all this stuff to play with, and you weren’t allowed to play with it.” When Townley came into an $85,000 inheritance he immediately invested in a loft building on 10th Street, New York, against the advice of, well, “everybody”. But there were fellow believers. Friends Matt Hoffman and Michael and Danny Weiss, heirs to the Weiss jewelry fortune, helped assemble the studio, which was built to bleeding-edge specifications and even had a 12-track recorder. Soon, it was attracting likeminded souls such as Frank Zappa, whose Mothers Of Invention recorded several landmark LPs at Apostolic. But the greatest example of the output of this artistic community is the sprawling double LP The Family of Apostolic. A utopian album inspired by global cultures ranging from Pakistani folk songs to Scottish traditional music and Chinese opera, it was made by a cast of 19, bonded by a desire to create “primitive performance art” from surrealist happenings. "The idea of Apostolic was that the whole operation was a family,” says Townley. “Anybody could do anything if they participated.”Despite the possibilities opened up by the studio and the chance to treat the desk as an instrument, The Family Of Apostolic is nonetheless a folk record at heart, and sounds downright spare in places. The experimentation was there in subtle ways, per Townley’s desire for each song to be “like just a natural happening. We were trying to get a very close, upfront, live feeling.” Released under a deal with Vanguard, the rambling album proved too difficult to market. Singles were released under different artist names, serving only to confuse the public more. Soon the studio was heading down the tubes, thanks in part to Jimi Hendrix’s multi-track studio Electric Lady opening two blocks away. And before long, the Apostolic dream was over.The album remains a curate’s egg, but one filled with delights. Opening track Redeemer asks, "O say, are you a true believer?” By the time you’ve listened to our deluxe reissue, you will be.CD $10 SKU:24187

JAMAICA TO TORONTO - Soul, Funk & Reggae 1967 - 1974Label:LITA Featuring such Studio One greats as Jackie Mittoo & Lloyd Delpratt.36-page deluxe booklet, gatefold digipak. Exclusive interviews w/ each band. Unseen photos, posters, adverts…In 1963, the flight from Jamaica to Toronto was 8 hours. Today it’s 3 1/2. Countless people have made the dwindling journey over the years, but in the sixties and seventies there was a new breed of traveler: the finest ska, rocksteady, and reggae recording artists the West Indies have ever produced. We’re talking Studio One, Treasure Isle, Trojan, and WIRL veterans Jackie Mittoo, Johnnie Osbourne, Wayne McGhie, Lloyd Delpratt, The Mighty Pope, Noel Ellis, Jo-Jo Bennett, and many more. Arriving in their new Canadian home, these talented singers, songwriters, musicians, and performers simply did what came naturally to them. One by one, they hit the studio and captured some of the hardest tunes this side of Kingston. Jamaica to Toronto: Soul Funk and Reggae 1967-1974, details this crucial sonic migration and stands tall as the second helping of Light In The Attic’s new Jamaica to Toronto series, compiled by DJ/Canadian music historian Sipreano.Jamaica to Toronto has been over three years in the making, a combination of deep crates, exhaustive research, and foundational tales presented with the same attention to detail as 2004’s Wayne McGhie & The Sounds Of Joy release (LITA 008), the initial release in the Jamaica to Toronto series. The CD version of Jamaica to Toronto is accompanied with a 36-page book, exploding with unseen archival materials and extensive liner notes.The 16 songs on Jamaica to Toronto range from the in-demand Northern Soul attack of Eddie Spencer’s “If This Is Love (I’d Rather Be Lonely)” to Jo-Jo And The Fugitives’ unknown break-beat monster, “Chips-Chicken-Banana Split”. Taken from his 1971 album Wishbone, Mittoo’s “Grand Funk” sounds like a Jamaican Santana, while The Hitch-Hikers featuring The Mighty Pope represent raw funk of the highest order on the righteous “Mr. Fortune”. Reggae comes courtesy of dancehall don Johnnie Osbourne’s “African Wake” as well as the magical “Memories” from Noel Ellis. Jamaica to Toronto is only the beginning, so sit back and buckle your safety belt; this musical flight is about to take off…COMP CD $10 SKU:24192

SUMMER RECORDS ANTHOLOGY -(1974-1988)Label:LITA For many locals and traveling Jamaican musicians, Jerry Brown’s Malton, Ontario-based Summer Sound Studios – known as Canada’s answer to Lee Perry’s Black Ark – was a creative haven that tapped deep into the depths of universal reggae consciousness. Located just outside of Toronto, the label fired their first shot in 1974 with Johnnie Osborne’s “Sun Rise” backed with the heavenly bounce of “Love Makes The World Go Round” (co-produced by Brown’s one-time collaborator and Half Moon Records founder, Oswald Creary). Throughout most of the seventies, Canadian-produced reggae music was a commercial non-entity, bar a thriving underground scene of ex-pats who simply did what came naturally to them in small studios and private dances. The records mostly sat unnoticed amidst the steady flow of JA product in the gaggle of independent record shops in Toronto that catered to the West Indian population.This sleeping giant will rest no more… Over the years, a veritable who’s who of reggae music legends passed through Brown’s now defunct basement studio, wired by none other than Prince (now King) Jammy: Jackie Mittoo, Willi Williams, Noel Ellis, Johnnie Osbourne, Stranger Cole, Leroy Sibbles, and Carl Dawkins to name a few. One-by-one they recorded the otherworldly tracks that form the cornerstone of Light In The Attic’s Summer Records Anthology (1974-1988). Compiled and annotated by Jamaica-Toronto series producer Sipreano (aka Kevin Howes) along with art direction by Vincent Cook (2 Step/Sandinista, Tokyo), this project is a testament to the dedication and persistence of Jerry Brown and his masterful sonic vision. The Summer Records Anthology (1974-1988) contains crucial catalogue tracks, unreleased masters, and never heard before alternate takes. Song highlights include Jerry Brown’s “Dreadlock Lady”, Johnnie Osbourne’s “Warrior” (Summer Records unreleased alternate version), and “Reach My Destiny” by Noel Ellis. Maintaining the high production standards of the rest of LITA’s Jamaica-Toronto series, we are proud to announce a multi-media Dual Disc component to this release featuring over 20-minutes of unseen archival film footage of Jerry Brown, Jackie Mittoo, Willi Williams, and his Summer Records family shot in Toronto and Malton during the late seventies-early eighties. COMP CD $10 SKU:24194

9:30 FLY - ST (1972 Brit prog folk)Label:WAH WAH SPANISH IMPORT-Their original Ember LP has since become a rare collector's piece that gets now it's first legit reissue since 1972, with remasterd sound and respecting the original textured gatefold sleeve and artwork, in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies. Hghly collectable and legendary 1972 self-titled album by 9:30 Fly. Formed in Cheltenham in 1971, 9:30 were a highly original band who took in folk and progressive influences in their work. Released on the Ember label in 1972, “9:30 Fly” is legendary for the originality of the music within and also for its great rarity. Although the album failed to make a commercial impression at the time of its release, it is now regarded as a milestone in Progressive/Folk Rock. This Esoteric Recordings reissue has been re-mastered and includes two bonus tracks. The booklet restores the original album artwork and includes a new essay by Sid Smith with exclusive interviews with band members LP $28 SKU:24142

ANACONDA-Sympathy For the Madman (1969 post-Arcadium psychedelic folk masterpiece)Label:SEELIE COURT A post-Arcadium psychedelic folk masterpiece, recorded by Miguel Sergides and previously only existing on one acetete LP (which was lost since 1969), is finally available for the world to hear! Much of Anaconda's music reminds of Comus, albeit with a more melancholic - and less disturbing - mood. This edition is limited to 500 copies. LP $28 SKU:24145

BLONDE ON BLONDE-REFLECTIONS ON A LIFE (1971 prog psych)GATEFOLD Label:WAH WAH A vinyl reissue of the third album (1971) by this highly rated Welsh band that craftfully blended psychedelia with prog. On this LP the band's sound at times takes slightly experimental and surreal turns. This remastered edition comes with reproduced gatefold artwork and is limited to 500 copies. LP $28 SKU:24147

FIVE DAY RAIN - ST (Rare 1970 UK psych with insert and liners)P Label:SOMMER Originally only manufactured as an extremely rare test pressing, this fabulous UK psych and proto-prog album from 1970 is now available with remastered audio and renewed artwork. The members of Five Day Rain had connections to a.o. Scots Of St. James, Fleur De Lys, Iron Prophet and Hopscotch. The LP includes an insert with detailed liner notes, rare photographs and memorabilia. LP $26 SKU:24150

KORAY, ERKIN-HALIMEM(1972 Anatolian psych/hard rock)Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS resented on BLACK VINYL is a killer collection of rare recordings from the master of Anatolian psychedelic/hard rock, Erkin Koray. Most of the tracks were recorded during the years 1970-'72 for a number of releases on the single and cassette formats. There also are three cuts from 1987. LP $28 SKU:24152

LIFEBLUD- ESSE QUAM VIDERI(1970 folk /prog) -Label:SEELIE COURT Ultra rare £3000+ serene folk inflected progressive rock. Cherry Red used one song from a poor condition acetate on a recent compilation. 3 acetate copies were made in 1970, and Seelie Court used the only surviving near mint LP that's owned by an ex-member as source with great audio. The songs
'Oakenshade' and 'Waxing Of The Moon' are poetic genius, using a guitar with a damaged bridge to create a sitar like drone, the vocals have an air of resigned melancholia, and the lyrics connect with a mystical understanding of and reverence for nature. Issued with the full cooperation of all the band. Lifeblud later explored a heavier sound that sometimes hits the level of High Tide. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with band
history, reproducing the original typed lyric sheets, and repro of the acetate labels. LP $28 SKU:24153

SANDALWOOD-CHANGELING(1971 folk /rock holy grail)-Label:SEELIE COURT Originally released in 1971 in an edition of only 50 copies, all of which were handed out to friends, this UK folk-rock holy grail sees its awaited reissue on vinyl. Featuring two girls (on vocals and guitar) and a male bassist, Sandalwood played utterly beguiling fairy-like folk rock. Genre addicts will adore this LP. LP $28 SKU:24154

SILOAH -ST (STONER TRIPPY psych-Kraut 1970 )Label:GARDEN OF DELIGHTS This is drug influenced psych-Kraut of the highest level. Private press debut from 1970 from mostly acoustic trippy hippie ethnic LSD-dropping folks from a Munich commune; some Hapshash & the Coloured Coat, Amon Duul I, and Incredible String Band action, which puts them in excellent company, although the music of Siloah is more coherent; tracks like ‘Yellow Puppets Hanging in the Sky’, and ‘Krishna’s Golden Dope Shop’ (featuring Ali on guitar) certainly stake their claim to your attention if you like ethno folk psychedelic head trips. Includes a generous 16-page LP-sized booklet. LP $28 SKU:19427

STONE HARBOUR-EMERGES (1974 lo-fi basement psych)Label:OUT SIDER The absolute king of lo-fi basement psychedelia, originally released as a private pressing in 1974 by this duo from Ohio. From dreamy melancholic tracks to insane fuzzed-out heavy psych. Stone Harbour were Ric Ballas (electric, acoustic and slide guitars, organ, piano, synthesizers, bass guitar percussion and vocals) and Dave McCarty (lead vocals, drums and percussion). Remastered audio. Comes with insert with photos and liner notes by band member Ric Ballas. Includes digital download coupon. LP $26 SKU:24157

UNDERDOGS BLUES BAND- WAsting Our Time (1968 legendary electric blues)Label:WAH WAH First ever legit vinyl reissue of New Zealand’s legendary Underdogs’ second LP.This is a 500 copies only reissue, housed in its original artwork in a vintage styled backflaps sleeve and featuring gatefold poster insert.By the time of this album, originally released in late 1970, The Underdogs line-up had changed. The original Underdogs had disbanded in 1969, and original guitarist Harvey Mann and bass player Neil Edwards decided to rebirth it with the help of Glen ‘Pig’ Absolum on drums – hence the band’s nickname Pig, Mann & Edwards. This power trio line-up also saw the initial Underdogs UK flavoured R&B sound get heavier and evolve towards a more Cream-ier – Hendrix influenced territory. It was recorded under the production of former Brew man Bob Gillett in their native Auckland and saw its original release on the PYE label. LP $28 SKU:24161

UNITED STATES OF EXISTENCE -PSYCHEDELIC YESTERDAYS OF TOMORROW-Label:WAH WAH Presented on a stunning vinyl compilation are 16 tracks by the '80s psych revivalists from Baltimore, Maryland, who were influenced by a.o. The Blues Magoos, The Association, The Electric Prunes, Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Seeds. This collection features all the tracks from the band's highly regarded 1986 'Introducing' album (issued on Bam Caruso) and adds some non-LP single and demo cuts. Members of The Association(!) sing backings on the included A-side 'Anything Goes!'. LP $28 SKU:24162