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Son Of Man
New self-titled debut studio album by SON OF MAN to be released October 28th!

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the release of the new, self-titled debut studio album by SON OF MAN. As their name suggests, SON OF MAN are related to the legendary Welsh band MAN.

Do Not DisturbThe group was formed by former MAN members GEORGE JONES (guitar) and BOB RICHARDS (drums), following the sad passing of George’s father (and Man founder) CKY JONES, initially to pay homage to Micky’s work at a series of tribute concerts. Now, some years on from this, SON OF MAN is a recording band in their own right, also featuring GLENN QUINN (guitars), RICHIE GALLONI (lead vocals), MARCO JAMES (keyboards) and RAY JONES (bass).

A fine collection of 11 original songs, the album follows in the tradition of MAN’s music but also has a contemporary edge. Significantly, SON OF MAN includes the track “Pale Rider” , a completed song begun by and featuring a solo from the late MICKY JONES. SON OF MAN is an album that continues the legacy of fine, original rock music hailing from Wales.

Pre-order Son Of Man - ‘Son Of Man’ CD Edition here.

Track List:
1. SON OF MAN
2. DEATH OF THE EGO
3. THE CIRCLE
4. GUIDING HAND
5. OTHERSIDE
6. A GLIMPSE OF YOU
7. PALE RIDER
8. CRAZY
9. SOUL TO THE ROAD
10. MY ONLY FRIEND
11. SHORT SHARP SHOCK



Van Der Graaf Generator

Van der Graaf Generator release their new studio album ‘Do Not Disturb’ on September 30th!

Van der Graaf Generator release their 13th studio album ‘Do Not Disturb’, which is their third album since their reinvention as a three-piece group ten years ago.

Do Not DisturbReleased on 30 September through Esoteric Records, the band adopted an old school approach of fully rehearsing the pieces before a record button was hit. Then, in an intensive week, all the backing tracks were recorded live.

Once the various parts of each song had been stitched together - pieces were constituted of up to nine different elements and some involved prepared sonic passages as well as the live tracks - individual overdubbing took place in their own studios.

Some of this music is as technically demanding as anything VdGG have ever played. Other passages rely on the feel and empathy which has been built up over the years. As a whole, it’s a confident and assertive exploration of the possibilities of a modern trio. Lyrically, the passage of time and the cascades of shared memory and experience illuminate the songs. ‘Do Not Disturb’ is a vital addition to the recorded VdGG canon.

Van der Graaf Generator are one of the foremost innovators of rock. Peerless and relentlessly creative, they were originally formed in 1967 in Manchester by Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and by 1968, following a few lineup alterations including Chris leaving, Hugh Barton and Guy Evans and latterly David Jackson (in 1970) came together to form the classic VdGG lineup. Following a 17 year hiatus (1978 - 2005), the core group reunited and released their ninth studio album ‘Present’. David departed the band in 2006 and VdGG have remained a trio releasing two studio and two live albums, with ‘Do Not Disturb’ being their third.

Pre-order Van der Graaf Generator - ‘Do Not Disturb’ CD Edition – Esoteric Antenna EANTCD 1062

Track List:
Aloft
Alfa Berlina
Room 1210
Forever Falling
Shikata Ga Nai
(Oh No I Must Have Said) Yes
Brought to Book
Almost the Words
Go
Pre-order 'Do Not Disturb' Limited Edition 180 gram vinyl LP - Esoteric Antenna EANTLP 1061

Track List:
Side 1:
Aloft
Brought to Book
(Oh No I Must Have Said) Yes

Side 2:
Alfa Berlina
Room 1210
Almost the Words
Go

Esoteric Recordings are delighted to announce further BJH remasters

April sees the remastered reissue of Caught in the Light - unavailable for many years, with bonus material from the Town and Country club, plus a remastered reissue of Welcome to the Show—again with bonus material from the Town and Country Club.

Starting in early June we will be issuing 4 classic BJH albums remastered with new stereo mixes (as well as the original) and a 5.1 surround disc. Everyone Is Everybody Else – Gone to Earth, Octoberon and X11.

Caught In The Light'Caught In The Light' (2CD Remastered & Expanded Edition). Expanded Deluxe edition which features a bonus CD of unreleased live material recorded at the band’s 25th Anniversary concert at the Town & Country Club, London on 16th February 1992.

Welcome'Welcome To The Show' (2CD Remastered & Expanded Edition). Expanded Deluxe edition which includes the bonus track "Stand Up” (issued as a single in 1992 and also from the various artists album "Darwin – The Evolution”), and significantly a bonus CD of unreleased live material recorded at the band’s 25th Anniversary concert at the Town & Country Club, London on 16th February 1992.

Everyone Is Everybody Else'Everyone Is Everybody Else' (3 Disc Remastered & Expanded Edition). This edition includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mixes of the album (with the exception of ‘For No One’ – omitted due to the multi-track master tapes having long since vanished). Also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.

Gone To Earth'Gone To Earth' (3 Disc Remastered & Expanded Edition) Deluxe edition which includes two CDs and a DVD, and features a new re-master of the original album mix, along with stunning brand new stereo and 5.1 surround mix of the album. Also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, a new essay and also includes a reproduction poster.

To find out more of about these titles, visit our New Release page.


The Move
Four classic remastered & expanded reissues from The Move on the way this month!

We are proud to be kicking off our reissue program of classic titles by 60s rock band THE MOVE this April and May.

Move'Move': The classic 1968 debut album by THE MOVE comes in 2 formats: a 3 Disc Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition. The 3 CD Deluxe edition focuses on the Mono mix of the album, but has also been expanded to include 52 bonus tracks encompassing stereo mixes of the album tracks, previously unreleased tracks from the band’s very first recording session in January 1966, unreleased tracks from an early appearance on regional radio and 19 tracks drawn from BBC radio sessions recorded between January 1967 and January 1968. It also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

Shazam'Shazam': The classic 1970 album by THE MOVE is available as a 2CD Remastered & Expanded Deluxe Edition and a Standard Edition. The 2CD Deluxe edition has been expanded to include 37 bonus tracks encompassing the singles ‘Wild Tiger Woman’, ‘Blackberry Way’ and ‘Curly’ and alternate mixes. Significantly, 23 tracks recorded for the BBC between May 1968 and November 1969 are also included; 12 of which appear on CD for the first time. It also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

Move'Looking On': a newly re-mastered and expanded 2CD edition of the classic 1970 album by THE MOVE, Looking On. expanded to include 14 bonus tracks encompassing the single B-side ‘Lightnin’ Never Strikes Twice’, alternate mixes, and seven tracks and two interviews recorded for the BBC in 1970, all of which appear on CD for the first time. Also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

Shazam'Something Else From The Move': This newly expanded and re-mastered edition of the classic 1968 live recordings made by THE MOVE at the legendary Marquee Club in London is now available as a Remastered & Expanded Edition. In 2007 the original multi-track master tapes were re-mixed and pieced together to present as full a record of The Move’s Marquee performances as possible. Now these stereo tracks are gathered, along with the five mono mixes that formed the original 1968 EP on a CD version of “Something Else from the Move”. The release is newly presented in a single digi-pack with illustrated booklet and liner notes.

To find out more of about these titles, visit our New Release page.


Tony Banks
Our Tony Banks reissue program continues with A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive on CD/Deluxe Edition & Vinyl this February

We are proud be kicking off our 2016 Tony Banks solo albums reissue program announcing the release of both A Curious Feeling and The Fugitive on CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD AND 180 gram vinyl LP editions!

A Curious Feeling'A Curious Feeling': This new edition of Tony Banks's first solo album has been remixed from the original master tapes by Nick Davis and Tony Banks. The result is in a more dynamic sounding album, with the vinyl cut prepared at Abbey Road studios. The Deluxe CD/DVD edition also includes a 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX of A Curious Feeling and the 96 kHz / 24-bit Stereo Mix of the album, along with the rare promotional videos of ‘For a While’ and ‘The Waters of Lethe’. The booklet features notes by Tony Banks and rare studio photographs. Also available on 180g fascimile vinyl.

The Fugitive'The Fugitive': Significantly, this new edition of The Fugitive has been remixed from the original master tapes by Nick Davis and Tony Banks. This edition restores the original album artwork and includes an illustrated booklet and note from Tony Banks. The 2 disc hardback Deluxe CD/DVD edition includes a DVD with a 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX and a 96 kHz / 24-bit Stereo Mix of the album, along with the rare promotional video of 'This is Love'. Also available on 180g vinyl.

To find out more of about all three formats of each of these titles, visit our New Release page.


Tony Patterson
Tony Patterson set to release fifth solo album 'Equations Of Meaning' in February 2016

Following on from the very well received 'Northlands' with Brendan Eyre, Tony Patterson returns this February with his fifth solo offering Equations Of Meaning.

Troika Single'Equations of Meaning' combines beautiful soundscapes with heartfelt, wistful songs dealing with such subjects as loss, longing and even a cynical observation of social media. The album features guest artists including Nick Magnus, Brendan Eyre, Andy Gray, Adrian Jones, Doug Melbourne and Fred Arlington and is a fine, melodic Progressive album.

Tony is best known for his role as vocalist with ReGenesis, but he has also written countless pieces for television.

Pre-order the album here.

Track Listing:

1. GHOSTS 2. THE MAGDALENE FIELDS 3. EACH DAY A COLOUR 4. CAST AWAY 5. THE ANGEL AND THE DREAMER i. VISION ii. JOURNEY iii. REPRISE 6. BENEATH A PERFECT SKY 7. SYCOPHANT 8. AND WHEN THE SKY WAS OPENED 9. PILGRIM 10. AS THE LIGHTS GO OUT 11. THE KINDEST EYES
January titles announced: including Jan Akkerman and new albums from Andy Jackson & Sanguine Hum!

We're pleased to announce our upcoming releases for January 2016!

Jan AkkermanUp first, we have a newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1977 album by legendary guitarist Jan Akkerman. This edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Atlantic Records master tapes and includes the rare single version of ‘Angel Watch’ (previously unreleased on CD). The release includes a booklet, which fully restores the original album artwork and a new essay.

Jan AkkermanAlso out Jan 29th is the wonderful new studio album by multi-Grammy Award nominated engineer and Pink Floyd co-producer ANDY JACKSON'73 Days at Sea'. As one would expect of a musician, engineer and producer of the pedigree of Andy Jackson, the finished album is nothing short of impressive, both sonically and musically. The record is arguably dominated by 17 minute epic "Drownings”, which features stunning saxophone contributions from former Van Der Graaf Generator member David Jackson and a guest vocal by Anne-Marie Helder of the band Panic Room. The release also features a DVD featuring a stunning 5.1 Surround Sound Mix and a 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mix.

Jan AkkermanFinally, we have WHAT WE ASK IS WHERE WE BEGIN the latest eagerly awaited album by Prog Award nominees, SANGUINE HUM. Following hot on the heels of 2015’s highly acclaimed double album Now We Have Light, Sanguine Hum return to cast an intriguing light on the early years of their career.

To find out more, visit our New Release page.


Sky Group
SKY to release Christmas single 'Troika' this December in digital format!

December 4th 2015 sees the release of a digital EP by the legendary classical rock band SKY, featuring their 1983 interpretation of 'Troika' from Lieutenant Kije by Sergei Prokofiev.

Troika SingleOriginally from SKY’s Cadmium album, 'Troika' was first released in December 1983 and has become a piece synonymous with Christmas. The new digital EP follows on the release of an expansive CD anthology 'Toccata', featuring the finest moments of the band that featured celebrated guitarist John Williams, Steve Gray (keyboards), Herbie Flowers (bass), Kevin Peek (guitar) and Tristan Fry (percussion) and Francis Monkman (keyboards).

With the complete catalogue of Sky now available on Esoteric Recordings, “Troika” is a fine release by a unique band – available on iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Order the MP3 here: http://hyperurl.co/SkyTroika

Track Listing:

1. Troika (short version) 2. Why Don’t We 3. Troika (extended version) 4. The Fool on the Hill
John Hackett releases teaser promo video for new album 'Another Life!'

John Hackett has released a teaser promo video for his new album 'Another Life':



The album is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Checking Out of London (released in 2005). On his new record John Hackett is joined by brother Steve Hackett, ex-Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips and prog legend Nick Magnus to create an evocative musical landscape of powerful rock songs and rich melodies.

The album features guest performances from Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson, Daevid Allen, Jon Field, Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti and Theo Travis and is a shining example of understated musicianship and captivating moods. The music on Dreams and Absurdities is timeless, hypnotic, a wonderful massage to the senses.

This title is available now: Buy CD Version / Buy MP3 Version.
Dave Sturt
Gong bass player Dave Sturt to release solo album 'Dreams & Absurdities in October featuring special guests!

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of Dreams and Absurdities, the wonderful first solo album from Dave Sturt, bassist with Gong, Bill Nelson, Jade Warrior and Cipher.

Dreams and AbsurditiesDrawing on his experience of composing music for film, Dreams and Absurdities is an instrumental delight - ambient, eclectic, emotional and psychedelic.

The album features guest performances from Steve Hillage, Bill Nelson, Daevid Allen, Jon Field, Kavus Torabi, Fabio Golfetti and Theo Travis and is a shining example of understated musicianship and captivating moods. The music on Dreams and Absurdities is timeless, hypnotic, a wonderful massage to the senses.

This title is released 30th September and is available to pre-order here.
Stephen W Tayler
Stephen W. Tayler: 'Ostinato' to be released in September

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of a stunning new album by the award winning producer, sound designer, engineer & mixer STEPHEN W. TAYLER.

Ostinato’ is a labour of love, built on a forty years’ vision by Stephen, who is influenced by modern electronica and is a Minimalist composer in the tradition of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich. "I had so many ideas for music and sound running around inside my head as a teenager, and now, more than 40 years on, technology has evolved to the point where I can realise this vision, as if the outer world and my inner music have finally synchronised, and the production of this album has at last been made possible.” says Stephen. "These are the sounds and ideas that have lived in my mind… the sound of voices, choirs, organs, the piano, the clarinet, synthesizers, vocoders, places and environments, from the depths of my memory and across the years.”

OrinatoAs a mixing and recording engineer, music producer, musician, composer and sound designer, Stephen has contributed this collection of talents to hundreds of world-class albums for artists including Rupert Hine, Suzanne Vega, Peter Gabriel, Underworld, Duncan Sheik, Howard Jones, Stevie Nicks, Milla Jovovich, Rush, Bob Geldof and Tina Turner. He most recently has been working with Kate Bush on her last two albums, as well as her first live performances in thirty-five years.

Stephen has always stayed on the leading edge of audio technology, starting with analogue and tape techniques, and subsequently he has been an early adopter of synthesis, sampling and digital technology. His current work includes engagements with moving image and sound design, as well as digital and installation art. "Ostinato” brings together all of Stephen’s talents and is a stunning example of the art of ambient and minimalist composition.

This title is released 25th September and is available to pre-order here.
John Hackett
John Hackett to release long-awaited rock album with special guests!

Esoteric Antenna are pleased to announce the release of the excellent new album by JOHN HACKETT; Another Life.

John Hackett is highly regarded for his distinctive flute sound in the world of progressive music and as an accomplished soloist. Solo flautist, guitarist, singer and composer, John is best known for his work with his brother Steve Hackett, the former Genesis guitarist, and the ambient group Symbiosis. John collaborated with his brother Steve on the albums, Voyage of the Acolyte and Please Don’t Touch before leaving Sheffield University to work with Steve, who had just left Genesis. This led to further recordings and tours of the UK, USA and Europe with John playing flute, guitar and bass pedals.

Another Life is John Hackett's long awaited new rock album and is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Checking Out of London (released in 2005). On his new record John Hackett is joined by brother Steve Hackett, ex-Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips and prog legend Nick Magnus to create an evocative musical landscape of powerful rock songs and rich melodies.

This title is released 25th September and is available to pre-order here.
Private Parts & Pieces
Anthony Phillips: Private Parts & Pieces I-V: 5CD Deluxe Clamshell Box Set

Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a 5CD clamshell boxed set anthology by legendary guitarist, composer and instrumentalist ANTHONY PHILLIPS.

Anthony was a founding member of Genesis alongside Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks with whom he recorded the albums From Genesis To Revelation and Trespass. After leaving the group in 1970, Anthony studied orchestration and harmony externally at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. After passing his LGSM exams, he taught music at Reeds School and Peper Harrow whilst continuing to compose and record in his home studio.

He marked his return to the commercial music scene with the release of his debut solo album The Geese & The Ghost in 1977 and continued to create a large and diverse output as a recording artist on albums such as Wise After The Event, Sides, Slow Dance, 1984 and Field Day. Alongside these releases Anthony is known for the successful series of the Private Parts & Pieces albums. Beginning in 1978 the first four volumes featured an extensive range of music recorded by Ant for various projects (going as far back as 1972) and came to be regarded by fans as essential collections of his wide and diverse compositional work.

Now, Anthony Phillips and Jonathan Dann have compiled this 5 disc deluxe set, which gathers together the first four Private Parts & Pieces albums (with a total of 18 bonus tracks), along with an additional 18-track CD of previously unreleased material. Private Parts & Pieces I - IV is the definitive statement on these classic albums.

The set includes a lavish booklet with an essay by Jonathan Dann and fully restores the artwork of the original vinyl releases.

This set is released 28th August and is available to pre-order here.
Tony BanksA Chord Too Far
Tony Banks: A Chord Too Far - 4CD Boxed Set Anthology

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of the first ever boxed set celebrating the solo work of Genesis founding member Tony Banks. A CHORD TOO FAR is a deluxe 4 CD set comprising 48 songs and pieces, all personally selected by Tony. Many tracks have been remixed exclusively for this collection and have been drawn from his seven solo and two orchestral albums; A CURIOUS FEELING, THE FUGITIVE, THE WICKED LADY (film score), SOUNDTRACKS , BANKSTATEMENT, STILL, STRICTLY INC. and his orchestral albums SEVEN – A SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA and SIX PIECES FOR ORCHESTRA.

A CHORD TOO FAR also includes four previously unreleased tracks, three of which are keyboard demos of his orchestral suites. The fourth is a piece originally written for the album STILL.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 as a member of Genesis, Tony is one of the most respected songwriters and keyboardists in the world. His career spans almost 50 years and has seen him sell in excess of 130 million albums. His body of work is as innovative as it is eclectic.

Genesis’ avantgarde style made them one of progressive rock’s founding fathers in the 1970s, creating an experimental style of rock music never before seen. They went on to produce music with a greater pop sensibility in the 1980s that saw them become one of the biggest selling bands of the decade, and play stadiums throughout the world. Tony Banks’ solo work has continued in the same vein. His rock albums have included collaborations with some of the world’s most respected musicians including singers Toyah Wilcox, Fish and Nick Kershaw, bassist Pino Pallodino, and drummers Steve Gadd and Vinnie Colaiuta, as well as long time Genesis collaborators Daryl Stuermer and Chester Thompson. He has composed original scores for four films The Shout (1978), The Wicked Lady (1983), Starship (1985) and Quicksilver (1986) and most recently his orchestral albums, Seven: A Suite for Orchestra and Six Pieces for Orchestra, that were performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra respectively.

A CHORD TOO FAR is a fine celebration of Tony Banks’ work outside of Genesis. Available July 2015.
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