Allan Holdsworth

I had the good fortune to see Allan Holdsworth play live a few times.  He was always amazing – but, then again, I was a huge fan of Tempest!

I managed to get some of his hard-to-find records / CD’s, too:

I.O.U. (US)

Thomas Diethelm

As far as I know, this is it for Thomas Diethelm music you can hear!

DIETHELM, THOMAS                                                      82 – ’89                                                 FINK & STAR DE        F&S 2052.2       CD                1994                                                                                          14

1994 14 TRKS stereo CD collection                          SWI                                                       CD


DIETHELM, THOMAS                                                      BIG SHAKE                                            PHONAG SWI           F&S 2006.1       LP                 1989                                                                                          10

1989 10 TRKS stereo LP                                             SWI                                                       LP


DIETHELM, THOMAS                                                      MEMORY GAMES                                PHONAG SWI           F&S 2005.1       LP                 1988                                                                                          10

1988 10 TRKS stereo LP                                             SWI                                                       LP


DIETHELM, THOMAS                                                      PENGUIN IN LOVE                               MERCURY SWI          830547.1           LP

1986                                                                               11                                                          1986 11 TRKS stereo LP Swiss pressing!              SWI                                                                                        LP


DIETHELM, THOMAS                                                      SHAVED                                                SPOON DE                 SPOON 014       LP                 1981                                                                                          10

1981 10 TRKS stereo LP                                             SWI                                                       LP


DIETHELM, THOMAS / BRANDENBERGER                  DIDI L’AMOUR                                     GOLD SWI                 LP 11049           LP

1978                                                                               11                                                          1978 11 TRKS stereo LP                     SWI



DIETHELM, THOMAS / FAMULARI, SANTINO           DIETHELM / FAMULARI                      POLYDOR SWI          813405.1           LP

1983                                                                               7                                                            1983 7 TRKS stereo LP                       SWI



DIETHELM, THOMAS / FAMULARI, SANTINO           FLYER, THE / OLD TORERO (PS)        MERCURY NL            821140.7           7″

1983                                                                               2                                                            1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve             SWI



DIETHELM, THOMAS / FAMULARI, SANTINO           LIVEBE & CHAOS (GUITEROS)            DIETHELM SWI         –                           CD

2000                                                                               8                                                            2000? 8 TRKS stereo CD                    SWI



DIETHELM, THOMAS / FAMULARI, SANTINO           VALLEYS IN MY HEAD                         MERCURY SWI          822774.1           LP

1984                                                                               6                                                            1984 6 TRKS stereo LP                       SWI


Bert Jansch “Black Birds Of Brittany” 45

BERT JANSCH “Black Birds Of Brittany” 45 (Earth Records) 2016 HTTP://

This 45 re-issue comes with an absolutely beautiful postcard (apparently drawn by Hannah Alice)!  It says it is re-mastered by Brian Pyle, with thanks to Colin Harper and Chris Fowler.  I first read about this 45 in Record Collector magazine, from the UK.  The paper on the sleeve is heavy, and looks GREAT!

A: Black Birds of Brittany

B: Cuckoo (recorded live on Swedish TV, 1976)

Heldon 45 re-issues

HELDON 45 re-issues

Also when I was in Portland, OR recently, I found 2 x Heldon 45 re-issues.  I never knew about the original issues!  These would’ve been right up my alley!

Heldon “Soutien a la RAF” 45 Disjuncta 101 (Souffle Continu / FFL Records) red vinyl, insert

‘Soutien a la fraction armee rouge’, originally released 1975

  1. Baader-Meinhof Blues
  2. D.B.

Heldon “Perspectives” 45 Urus Records 102 (Souffle Continu / FFL Records) orange vinyl

Originally released 1976

  1. Perspectives 1 Bis Complement
  2. Perspectives 4 Bis

No time to listen to these, as yet – so I don’t know if they’re Heldon’s usual “Fripp & Eno” sound.  But I will listen to them soon!

Holger Czukay “Music Is A Miracle” LP

I learn new things about record collecting all the time.  I do not always know when something is a bootleg or not.  I found an LP in Portland, OR that could be a bootleg, but perhaps it isn’t.

HOLGER CZUKAY “Music Is A Mracle” (2011) is the LP in question today.  The cover says it’s limited to 777 copies (of which I found copy #720).  The label says it’s Claremont 56 Records.  It has a very nice inner-sleeve, too.  “At the age of 43 Holger Czukay was working on a message for his fans.  He kept it unreleased for 30 years.” – it sounds like a side-long LP made for the “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal” LP, telling you exactly what is on this LP.

I went to Germany around this time, and I knew nothing about this!  But is it a bootleg?  Or did Mr. Czukay license it to Claremont 56 Records all these years later?  No matter – it is an amusing LP!  And it would be like Mr. Czukay to make such an LP.  Perhaps EMI Germany did not want to press this LP at the time?

The B-Side of this LP is “Ode To Perfume Part 2”.  I listened to it – and it’s definitely not what is on “On The Way To The Peak Of Normal”!  It’s after “Ode To Perfume”, and it definitely sounds ‘made from tapes’.

As with most of Mr. Czukay’s stuff, I wish there was more information, but that’s about it.

The Enid “Region Of The Summer Stars” EMI issue

I am happy to report back something – I found the issue of The Enid “In The Region Of The Summer Stars” LP, issued approx. 1984 on EMI Records.  It is not a re-recording in any way!

I really like this album.  And the re-recording that surfaced later than 1984 is not to my liking.  I even have a Japanese paper sleeve of this LP on CD and it’s got the correct cover, but the wrong music on it!

So, buy either the Buk original LP from the US or UK, but if you can’t find that / those, the EMI Records issue will do you just fine.  Right music, right cover.

This is very nice, almost evil sounding music from the UK.  I am not at all interested in discussing the sexuality of Robert John Godfrey.

2016 Deaths

Happy birthday  Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues ) (1942)!

Goodbye to Michel Delpech, Paul Bley, Robert Stigwood, Pierre Boulez, Kitty Kallen, Brett Smiley, David Bowie, Giorgio Gomelsky, Blowfly, Dale “Buffin” Griffin, Glenn Frey, Mic Gillette, Colin Vercombe, Paul Kanter, Signe Anderson, Terry Wogan, Dan Hicks, ‘Vanity’, Charlie Tuna, Sonny James, Gayle McCormick, John “Budgie” Thomas, George Martin, Ross Hannaford, Nana Vasconcelos, Jon English, Keith Emerson, Peter Maxwell Davies, Andy “Thunderclap” Newman, Ronnie Corbett, Gato Barbieri, Merle Haggard, Tony Conrad, Victoria Wood, Prince, Lonnie Mack, Papa Wemba, Billy Paul, Phil Ryan, Dave Swarbrick, Henry McCullough, Keith Gemmell, Pete Fountain, Bobby Hutcherson, Rudy Van Gelder, John D. Loudermilk, Rod Temperton, Bobby Vee, Pete Burns, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Leonard Cohen, Al Caiola, Leon Russell, Mose Allison, Sharon Jones…


Happy birthday Phil Spector (1939) and Steve Allen (1921)!


I liked Colosseum for the get-go…bought everything I ever saw…

DVD             BEST OF, THE (DVD-A)                                                             SILVERLINE US               80989               2002

2002 8 TRKS collection DVD-Audio

LP                 COLLECTOR’S COLOSSEUM                                                    ISLAND / BRONZE UK   ILPS 9173         1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLLECTOR’S COLOSSEUM (DE)                                            ISLAND / BRONZE DE   85815 IT           1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE                                                                     BRONZE UK                   ICD 1                 1971

1971 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

CD                COLOSSEUM LIVE (2CD)                                                          ESOTERIC UK                 ECLEC 22545   1971

2016 12 TRKS stereo 2cd Live album

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE (Jpn)                                                           BRONZE JPN                  YS-2647/8-BZ  1971

1972 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, insert

CD                COMPLETE REUNION CONCERT (DTS-CD)                             MASTERPIECES             MPI 001.2        1994

1994 10 TRKS DTS-CD

CD                DAUGHTER OF TIME                                                                SEQUEL UK                    NEXCD 256       1970

1993 8 TRKS stereo CD

BSCD2          DAUGHTER OF TIME (BSCD2)                                                 WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0034   1970

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

LP                 DAUGHTER OF TIME (US)                                                        DUNHILL US                  DSX 50101       1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 GRASS IS GREENER, THE                                                          DUNHILL US                  DS 50079         1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP US version

CD                THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU                    SANCTUARY UK            SMQCD 096     1969

2004 14 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU                    FONTANA UK                STL 6510          1969

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP

BSCD2          THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (BSCD2)     WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0032   1969

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (US)            DUNHILL US                  DS 50062         1969

1969 6 TRKS stereo LP US version

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU re-issue     M.O.V. NL                      MOVLP 1684   1969

2016 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, single sleeve

CD                VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     SANCTUARY EU             SMEDD 097      1969

2004 15 TRKS stereo 2CD

LP                 VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     VERTIGO UK                  VO 1                  1969

1969 7 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

BSCD2          VALENTYNE SUITE (BSCD2)                                                     WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0033   1969

2016 7 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

7″                 WALKING IN THE PARK (US) promo                                      DUNHILL US                  D-4200             1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

DVD             SUPERSHOW (DVD)                                                                 EAGLE ROCK                 EV 30033-9      1969

1969 70m Colosseum, E. Clapton etc.

Robin & Maurice Gibb

Happy birthday Robin and Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees) (1949)!

GIBB, MAURICE                       SING A RUDE SONG (O.C.)                                    POLYDOR UK    2383 018

LP                                              1970                                                                        1970 15 TRKS stereo LP


GIBB, ROBIN                            ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT IN NEW YORK (PS)    POLYDOR JPN  7DM 0098

7″                                              1982                                                                        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, Bee Gees

GIBB, ROBIN                            HOW OLD ARE YOU?                                             POLYDOR JPN  28MM 0256

LP                                              1983                                                                        1983 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

GIBB, ROBIN                            JULIET (same) (US) (PS) promo                           POLYDOR US    810895.7DJ

7″                                              1983                                                                        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

GIBB, ROBIN                            SAVED BY THE BELL (3CD)                                     REPRISE US       R2 549315

CD                                             2015                                                                        2015 63 TRKS stereo 3CD collection

GIBB, ROBIN                            SECRET AGENT                                                        MIRAGE US       90170.1

LP                                              1984                                                                        1984 9 TRKS stereo LP

GIBB, ROBIN                            WALLS HAVE EYES                                                  POLYDOR JPN  28MM 0473

LP                                              1985                                                                        1985 10 TRKS stereo LP insert