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Artist: BARE SOLE
Title: Flash
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Previously unreleased UK demo album from 1969. The loudest band from Hull in the 60s, Bare Sole played raw, in-your-face psychedelic hard rock and heavy blues. Bare Soles brief existence at the tail-end of the 1960s reflected the realistic trappings of their geographical situation. Musical icons such as Mick Ronson and Robert Palmer would eventually rise to fame outside of their native Hull, but Bare Sole sadly only managed a handful of out-of-town gigs and a tour of US air bases in Germany. As it was, their entire existence lasted just over a year, but at least their inspired musical legacy has survived thanks to a 1969 recording session held at Fairview Studios. Assisted by writer and producer Keith Herd and galvanized by an enthusiastic local poultry farmer, Bare Sole captured their primitive garage mannerisms in one fiery recording session. Aside from Deccas rejection of their demo tape, Bare Sole continued playing alongside acts such as Family, Status Quo, The Move, and Small Faces, but the inevitable decision to quit came in 1970 and their story came to an end. Flash represents Bare Soles entire recorded history, taken from the master tapes of their 1969 recording session. Their seductive garage romp boasts explosive doses of fuzz, wah-wah, and Farfisa organ, a sound that recalls an earlier and more primitive sound, but a sound that also may have unwittingly sealed their fate. Master tape sound. Detailed liner notes. Recommended for fans of Blue Cheer, Iron Claw, Stack Waddy." - Sommor.

Artist: BARE SOLE
Title: Flash
Format: CD
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
"Previously unreleased UK demo album from 1969. The loudest band from Hull in the 60s, Bare Sole played raw, in-your-face psychedelic hard rock and heavy blues. Bare Soles brief existence at the tail-end of the 1960s reflected the realistic trappings of their geographical situation. Musical icons such as Mick Ronson and Robert Palmer would eventually rise to fame outside of their native Hull, but Bare Sole sadly only managed a handful of out-of-town gigs and a tour of US air bases in Germany. As it was, their entire existence lasted just over a year, but at least their inspired musical legacy has survived thanks to a 1969 recording session held at Fairview Studios. Assisted by writer and producer Keith Herd and galvanized by an enthusiastic local poultry farmer, Bare Sole captured their primitive garage mannerisms in one fiery recording session. Aside from Deccas rejection of their demo tape, Bare Sole continued playing alongside acts such as Family, Status Quo, The Move, and Small Faces, but the inevitable decision to quit came in 1970 and their story came to an end. Flash represents Bare Soles entire recorded history, taken from the master tapes of their 1969 recording session. Their seductive garage romp boasts explosive doses of fuzz, wah-wah, and Farfisa organ, a sound that recalls an earlier and more primitive sound, but a sound that also may have unwittingly sealed their fate. Master tape sound. Detailed liner notes. Recommended for fans of Blue Cheer, Iron Claw, Stack Waddy." - Sommor.

Artist: BEAU
Title: Creation
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Originally released in 1971 on John Peels Dandelion Records, Creation is the second album by underground folk troubadour Trevor "Beau" Midgley. Influenced by Tom Paxton, Lead Belly, and Dylan, Beau started to write his own songs in the late 60s. After trying to secure a contract with Elektra Records with no success, he was approached by Clive Selwood (Elektra) and Peel as they were launcing Dandelion Records. Beau signed with them and released his eponymous debut album in 1969. For his second effort, Beau decided to experiment with a more folk-rock sound and add to the mix some avant-garde influences. Jim Milne (lead guitar and bass) and Steve Clayton (drums) from Dandelion stablemates The Way We Live/Tractor were the perfect backing band for him. Creation is a brilliant psych/acid folk offering with superb 12-string guitars, heartfelt vocals, studio effects, and occasional acid-fuzz guitar. Beaus avant-garde influences come to the fore on the title-track, which verges into White Noise territory. The album closes with "Silence Returns," featuring one of the most ear-splitting fuzz assaults ever committed to wax, courtesy of Jim Milne. This first vinyl reissue includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks from 1972 (featuring Tractor as backing band), recorded for aborted third album High Mass. Also includes four-page insert featuring the first cover design (which was never used), plus detailed liner notes by Beau himself and lyrics. Master tape sound." - Sommor.

Artist: CAIR PARAVEL
Title: Some Other Morning
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Related to Paradise Square (Never Thought Id See the Day, SOMM 020LP), Cair Paravel was the second project of singer/songwriter Pete Ryder, a key player on two of the most rare and sought-after private folk albums from the UK. This time, the band recorded at a real studio and the result was Some Other Morning, released in 1976 on the Koala label as a tiny edition of 250 copies. Hans Pokora rated this album at four stars, and its easy to hear why: gorgeous, atmospheric folk with ethereal male-female vocals and magical atmosphere. Includes a superb cover of "Hill Climbing for Beginners," originally by Water Into Wine Band. This is the first ever reissue of this top rarity, and it features remastered sound, a reproduction of the original lyrics insert, and new liner notes by Richard Allen (Shindig!)." - Sommor.

Artist: ELIAS HULK
Title: Unchained
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"As an addition to the first pressing we did, this pressing has a repro of the original promo poster. (We did NOT intentionally do this, we just did not have access to the poster back then!) A classic in the collecting circuit since ages, the sole release by UK group Elias Hulk was out in 1970 on the Youngblood label. Raw hard-rock, adding some Eastern and blues-rock elements as well. First-ever licensed vinyl reissue, pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a one-off 500 copies pressing. Insert with photos and extensive liners by Andy Morten." -Sommor.

Artist: HAVENSTREET
Title: The End of the Line/Perspectives
Format: Double CD
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $25.00
"The genesis of Havenstreet goes back to 1969, when Phil Ridgway and Jeff Vinter played in The Gas, an experimental psychedelic band heavily influenced by Barrett-era Pink Floyd. The two friends started to write songs their own songs, ending up as a folk duo. With the offer to record some of their material at a friends studio, they recruited more musical friends, so Havenstreet was born. The influences had expanded now to bands and artists such as Peter Hammill, Strawbs, Traffic, Procol Harum, Stackridge, Keith Tippett, Bert Jansch, etc. In the early-mid 70s they recorded a couple of albums which circulated as private cassettes among friends and relatives. In 1977, Havenstreet released The End of the Line, a self-released album in a private edition of 250 copies. It was a collection of very English songs with evocative, literate lyrics and a stunning progressive folk-rock sound. It featured one of the earliest known tributes to Syd Barrett on the song "When the Madcap Meets the World." This expanded double set reissue of Havenstreets sought-after album includes: the original The End of the Line album from 1977, a new album called Perspectives, which presents the best tracks from the privately-pressed cassettes The Autumn Wind (1974) and Transition (1976), plus rehearsal recordings for The End of the Line (1975/1976) and previously-unreleased recordings for the groups projected fourth album (1979), which was never completed. These amazing tracks range from electric acid-folk to Barrett-esque psych-pop, pastoral folk and Caravan-styled prog-rock. Includes a 16-page LP-sized booklet with photos and detailed liner notes. Remastered from the original master tapes." - Sommor.

Artist: HOFFMAN, KAY
Title: Floret Silva
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Sounding at times like Vashti Bunyan fronting Sunforest, Floret Silva is a haunting mix of medieval music and progressive psych folk with Latin lyrics straight from the 13th-century Carmina Burana manuscript. The Floret Silva project was born when minimalist composer Kay Hoffman went to Italy in the mid-70s. Once there, she met Welsh soprano Jacqueline Darby, who had recently been working with the Italian avant-prog band Pierrot Lunaire. Darby was working on new compositions with RCA producer Vincenzo Micocci in Rome and she asked Hoffman if she was interested in getting involved in a new project. Hoffman agreed and Gaio Chiocchio and Arturo Stalteri of Pierrot Lunaire also joined them on this new venture. Chiocchio travelled from Rome to play the guitar and other friends of Darbys also offered their collaboration. In a short time, Hoffman wrote all the material, inspired by the Carmina Burana and her love of Medieval and Renaissance music. Hoffman also contributed vocals, clavinet, and piano and, with Darbys haunting vocals and an impressive cast of jazz/rock/prog musicians, recorded Floret Silva during 1977 and 1978, under Micoccis guidance. Sadly, RCA backed off and the album went unreleased until a copy of the masters found their way to Japan, where the great Belle Antique label put out the first vinyl edition of Floret Silva in 1985. In 2006, US label Robot Records resurrected it again for its first CD release (ROBOT 034CD). After many years out of print on vinyl, Sommor presents a 2016 edition of this lost piece from the 70s Italian underground scene. A visionary album that anticipated the sound practiced by many neo-folk bands some decades later. RIYL: Jan Dukes de Grey, Vashti Bunyan, Sunforest, The Wicker Man, Pierrot Lunaire, Opus Avantra, Current 93, Nico, Gal Costa, The Wooden O, Giles Farnabys Dream Band. . . . Master tape sound. Includes four-page insert with detailed liner notes by Richard Allen and photos." - Sommor.

Artist: LITTLE FREE ROCK
Title: Nirvanating Nervesounds
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Psychedelic hard rock featuring the explosive fuzz-wah guitar of Peter Illingworth (ex-David John & The Mood). Little Free Rock were an underground British power trio that evolved from heavy-mod-psych band Purple Haze. In 1969, the band released their only album, on Transatlantic Records. A rather disappointing effort for the band and their fans, as the ultra-clean production did not show the real, powerful sound of the power trio. Nirvanating Nervesounds collects sessions for an aborted second album from 1971, produced by Robert Stigwood, plus tracks from their early incarnation as Purple Haze, taken from an ultra-rare demo acetate from 1969. The 71 tracks were recorded just after the band incorporated an African percussionist, "Lord" Eric Carboo, into their line-up, and following the replacement of original member Frank Newbold with ex-Killing Floor bass player John Taylor. This new line-up shines on tracks like the terrific psych-funk cut "Money On Your Mind," full of drum breaks and frenzied wah-wah guitar. The 69 recordings are taken from the only known copy of a demo acetate recorded in 1969, when the band had just changed their name from Purple Haze to Little Free Rock. Featuring some songs that were later re-recorded and included on the Transatlantic album, appearing here in a superior, raw form. This is a killer find for anyone into late 60s British mod-psych. A fuzzed-out power trio that will surprise anyone into obscure psych/freakbeat acts like Adams Recital, Five Day Rain, The Attack... For many people, the recordings included here are the best thing Little Free Rock ever did and show how their first album shouldve really sounded. Most of these tracks were previously released on CD as Time Is of No Consequence in 1991, but they appear here in a newly remastered, superior form, most noticeable on the acetate tracks (no surface noise here!). Remastered sound. Four-page insert with detailed liner notes by Nigel Cross (Shagrat Records) and Klemen Breznikar (Its Psychedelic Baby) plus rare photos." - Sommor.

Artist: OBERON
Title: A Midsummers Night Dream
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“Sommor presents the first ever legitimate reissue of Oberons A Midsummers Night Dream, one the rarest psych-folk albums from the UK, originally released in 1971 in a private edition of 99 copies. Oberon consisted of seven young musicians who met while studying at Radley College in Oxford. Drawing upon such influences as Fairport Convention, The Pentangle, King Crimson, The Incredible String Band, and Sandy Denny, the group created a stunning piece of progressive folk. Fantastic sound and recording quality, killer flute, guitar, violin, haunting vocals, and medieval atmosphere. Now digitally remastered by band member and sound engineer Jeremy Birchall, the record sounds better than ever. Includes fold-out insert with extensive liner notes and rare pictures.” - Sommor.

Artist: PARADISE SQUARE
Title: Never Thought Id See the Day
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Singer/songwriter Pete Ryder was a key player on two of the most rare and sought-after private folk albums from the UK: Paradise Squares Never Thought Id See the Day and Cair Paravels Some Other Morning (SOMM 019LP). Paradise Square was his first project, a group formed at Sheffield Universitys Christian Union in the early 70s. In 1974, the band released their only album as a private pressing of 100 copies, later rated at five stars by Hans Pokora. Fragile, homemade, lo-fi psychedelic folk with acoustic guitars, violin, delicate male-female vocals, Christian overtones, and hints of The Incredible String Band or Dando Shaft. This reissue features remastered sound, a reproduction of the original lyrics insert, and new liner notes by Richard Allen (Shindig!)." - Sommor.

Artist: PIG RIDER
Title: Bloody Turkey Sandwiches
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
"Bloody Turkey Sandwiches is another ultra-rarity by British psychedelic folk band Pig Rider; only six copies were originally privately pressed by custom label Deroy Sound Service in 1974. The music here is much in the same vein as their famous Heterophonies album (SOMM 024LP), but even more crazed. Some of the tracks bring to mind the more experimental side of The Olivia Tremor Control/Black Swan Network or even They Might Be Giants -- but 20 years before those bands existed. Electric acid folk with stoned homemade atmosphere, lo-fi sound, bizarre and funny lyrics, effects, backward bits, surreal humor, psychedelic skiffle, old-timey music hall parodies, brilliant folk-rock-pop, and titles like "Interdrive Overstella," "Be Glad for the Song Has an Ending," "Pus In Our Time," and "Have You Seen Your Neighbour in the Bath?" Recommended if you like The Incredible String Band, The Bonzo Dog Band, Syd Barrett, R. Stevie Moore... First ever reissue. Includes insert with photos and lyrics. Master tape sound. Limited to 300 copies." - Sommor.

Artist: PIG RIDER
Title: Heterophonies
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $31.00
"Although nearly 60 people have played in Pig Rider or its various offshoots over the years, there have only been two ever-present members, Colin Kitchener and John Mayes, who founded the band at Sevenoaks School in Kent, England, in the late 60s. They met when they were 12, and not long after began haunting the music rooms at the school to hammer out current three-chord pop songs on pianos. They went through a number of other names (including D Jabferg Flossyakkit and Bob Scratch and His Country and South Eastern Spring Blues Band), before deciding to perform as The Pig Rider Robinson Heterophony. After a failed attempt to build a seven-foot robot bassist called Peregrine Robinson to front the band, the name was abbreviated to its current form. Pig Riders music has been described as "joke folk/mock rock," and although they claim that their minds were only altered by beer, theres a real psychedelic element to it, not to mention their pioneering DIY spirit. They recorded at home with rudimentary equipment, used handmade modified instruments, and self-released a series of acetate-only albums housed in primitive, handmade sleeves. Heterophonies was originally pressed by the custom label Deroy Sound Service in a private edition of five acetates in 1975. The music is an amazing mix of psychedelic electric folk, acid folk, and twisted pop with funny and bizarre lyrics, tape experimentation, effects, and a homemade, stoned atmosphere. Think The Incredible String Band,The Bonzo Dog Band, Syd Barrett, R. Stevie Moore... In 2009, a review of Heterophoniesappeared in the Galactic Ramble book. Richard Falkwrote, "Heavy, lo-fi, electric folk with lots of weird electronic effects and a distinctly psychedelic atmosphere." That review incited French collectorAlexandre Mansuy to track down the band in 2013. "What I was on the point to discover was way beyond my wildest dreams. Heterophonies was only one of their many, many great recordings." Thanks to Mansuy, Guerssen and Sommor present a comprehensive Pig Rider reissue campaign, which began with The Robinson Scratch Theory (GUESS 058CD/145LP), a compilation of their jaw-dropping 80s stuff. The series continues with first-ever reissues of two of their rarest acetates from the 70s: this edition of Heterophonies and a reissue of Bloody Turkey Sandwiches (SOMM 023LP). Both acetates are also available as a combined CD reissue (SOMM 023-24CD). Includes insert with photos and lyrics. Master tape sound. Limited to 300 copies." - Sommor.

Artist: S TO S
Title: s/t
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"S to S is one of those obscurities that have remained unknown to collectors of hard rock for many years. Sommor Records presents the first ever reissue with the bands story told for the first time. S to S emerged out of the ashes of the band Etna, featuring the Cannella brothers: Fulvio on lead guitar and Mirco on bass along with George Abry on drums. After the demise of Etna, the Cannella brothers decided to form a power-trio: S to S was born. Upon meeting producer Michel Dickenscheid, they were offered a deal: the band would help Michel to build a new recording studio in exchange of free studio time with the intention of recording their first album, which would be produced by Michel. So they built a state-of-the art studio with their own hands and soon after recorded S to S. Mirco switched from bass to guitar so they recruited a new bass player, Picci Salvatore, who abandoned the band just after the recording sessions. A friend of the band played occasional keyboards and Michel, the producer, played sax on "Im Fool", the most psychedelic sounding song of the album, similar to early Hawkwind. The rest of the songs are prime examples of pure hard rock featuring layers of fuzzed-out guitars and killer riffs by Fulvio, a monstrous sound created by producer Michel using primitive homemade pedal effects and up to four guitar overdubs. The album was completed in early 1977 but remained on the shelf until the following year. The band members were very pissed off when they received the albums from the pressing plant and discovered that their manager had included a logo with Sig runes lettering in the cover without consulting them. Only 300 copies were pressed on their own Overcome label. Remastered sound. Insert with detailed liner notes by Pascal DHooghe and rare photos. Highly recommended to anyone into Raw Power era Stooges, Back in the USA era MC5, Pink Fairies, early Motörhead, Hawkwind." - Sommor.

Artist: S TO S
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
“S to S is one of those obscurities that have remained unknown to collectors of hard rock for many years. Sommor Records presents the first ever reissue with the bands story told for the first time. S to S emerged out of the ashes of the band Etna, featuring the Cannella brothers: Fulvio on lead guitar and Mirco on bass along with George Abry on drums. After the demise of Etna, the Cannella brothers decided to form a power-trio: S to S was born. Upon meeting producer Michel Dickenscheid, they were offered a deal: the band would help Michel to build a new recording studio in exchange of free studio time with the intention of recording their first album, which would be produced by Michel. So they built a state-of-the art studio with their own hands and soon after recorded S to S. Mirco switched from bass to guitar so they recruited a new bass player, Picci Salvatore, who abandoned the band just after the recording sessions. A friend of the band played occasional keyboards and Michel, the producer, played sax on "Im Fool", the most psychedelic sounding song of the album, similar to early Hawkwind. The rest of the songs are prime examples of pure hard rock featuring layers of fuzzed-out guitars and killer riffs by Fulvio, a monstrous sound created by producer Michel using primitive homemade pedal effects and up to four guitar overdubs. The album was completed in early 1977 but remained on the shelf until the following year. The band members were very pissed off when they received the albums from the pressing plant and discovered that their manager had included a logo with Sig runes lettering in the cover without consulting them. Only 300 copies were pressed on their own Overcome label. Remastered sound. Insert with detailed liner notes by Pascal DHooghe and rare photos. Highly recommended to anyone into Raw Power era Stooges, Back in the USA era MC5, Pink Fairies, early Motörhead, Hawkwind.” - Sommor.

Artist: WHITE LIGHT
Title: Parable
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
“First reissue; licensed from the original band members. Remastered sound. Includes liner notes and photos. Formed in Glasgow in the early 70s, White Light were not an ordinary Xian rock band; influenced by the explosive sound of The Who, the hard blues of John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, and even Black Sabbath, their live performances across the country featured heavy rock sounds, howling feedback, phased lighting effects, and commitment to the real enjoyment of rock music. They were formed not to play in churches, but to take the message to the rock generation in loud clubs, halls, and big rock venues. In 1972, they were finalists in a national rock competition organized by Melody Maker magazine. This event encouraged the band to enter the studio for the recording of their first album. The ultra-obscure Parable was originally released as a private pressing in 1974 (its featured in Hans Pokoras7001 Record Collector Dreams book with the maximum rarity rating). Housed in a mysterious cover, the music is Xian hard psych straight from the garage with lots of raw fuzz guitar and Vox Continental organ. Combining hard rock with heavy blues and dreamy moments, it features the monster sidelong track "Prodigal," which has to be heard to be believed.” - Sommor.

Artist: WHITE LIGHT
Title: Parable
Format: CD
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $18.00
“First reissue; licensed from the original band members. Remastered sound. Includes liner notes and photos. Formed in Glasgow in the early 70s, White Light were not an ordinary Xian rock band; influenced by the explosive sound of The Who, the hard blues of John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, and even Black Sabbath, their live performances across the country featured heavy rock sounds, howling feedback, phased lighting effects, and commitment to the real enjoyment of rock music. They were formed not to play in churches, but to take the message to the rock generation in loud clubs, halls, and big rock venues. In 1972, they were finalists in a national rock competition organized by Melody Maker magazine. This event encouraged the band to enter the studio for the recording of their first album. The ultra-obscure Parable was originally released as a private pressing in 1974 (its featured in Hans Pokoras 7001 Record Collector Dreams book with the maximum rarity rating). Housed in a mysterious cover, the music is Xian hard psych straight from the garage with lots of raw fuzz guitar and Vox Continental organ. Combining hard rock with heavy blues and dreamy moments, it features the monster sidelong track "Prodigal," which has to be heard to be believed.” - Sommor.

Artist: WINDY CORNER
Title: The House at Windy Corner
Format: LP
Label: Sommor
Country: Spain
Price: $27.00
"Formed in Amsterdam in the late 60s, Windy Corner were a psychedelic folk-rock band who rarely played live. Using self-made instruments and amplifiers, they recorded long sessions at their rehearsal space in a cottage. In 1973, they released their first album, The House at Windy Corner, a 100 copies custom pressing on the collectable Deroy label. Underground progressive/psychedelic folk-rock with a charming home-made sound and fragile atmosphere. Dreamy vocals, organ, acoustic/electric guitars, bass and drums, similar at times to other obscure lo-fi psych bands like A-Austr or Ithaca. First-ever reissue. Remastered sound, original artwork, insert with liner notes and rare photos. Rated with the maximum rarity on the 2001 Record Collector Dreams book by Hans Pokora." - Sommor.

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