Tag: Esoteric Recordings

Blonde On Blonde: Rebirth/Reflections On A Life (Esoteric Recordings)

Welsh progressive rockers Blonde On Blonde overcame the loss of their frontman and visionary, releasing two promising but ultimately commercially unsuccessful albums.

Blonde On Blonde: Rebirth/Reflections On A Life (Esoteric Recordings)

Welsh progressive rockers Blonde On Blonde overcame the loss of their frontman and visionary, releasing two promising but ultimately commercially unsuccessful albums.

Gerry Rafferty: Can I Have My Money Back? (Esoteric Recordings)

Gerry Rafferty’s 1971 debut album, Can I Have My Money Back? was a record that should have been a major hit; unfortunately, it was largely ignored, and led to the formation of his band Stealers Wheel.

Gerry Rafferty: Can I Have My Money Back? (Esoteric Recordings)

Gerry Rafferty’s 1971 debut album, Can I Have My Money Back? was a record that should have been a major hit; unfortunately, it was largely ignored, and led to the formation of his band Stealers Wheel.

9:30 Fly: 9:30 Fly (Esoteric Recordings)

The peculiarly-named 9:30 Fly came and went without much notice, and is a sought-after Prog Rock obscurity. This reissue offers a chance to evaluate this rarity and reveals a level of promise.

9:30 Fly: 9:30 Fly (Esoteric Recordings)

The peculiarly-named 9:30 Fly came and went without much notice, and is a sought-after Prog Rock obscurity. This reissue offers a chance to evaluate this rarity and reveals a level of promise.

Quiet World: The Road (Esoteric Recordings)

British progressive group Quiet World took a bold step and released a conceptual record for its debut album. The Road was a gamble that didn’t pay off; this reissue, however, shows that there was more to the story, and serves as a cautionary tale about being too audacious too soon in one’s career.

Quiet World: The Road (Esoteric Recordings)

British progressive group Quiet World took a bold step and released a conceptual record for its debut album. The Road was a gamble that didn’t pay off; this reissue, however, shows that there was more to the story, and serves as a cautionary tale about being too audacious too soon in one’s career.

How We Live: Dry Land (Esoteric Recordings)

How We Live was the second-chance band of an artist whose first band had been screwed over by record label politics. That this new band would soon face the same fate is frustrating, but the story of How We Live does have a happy ending–and a rare third chance for success in an industry that is resistant to giving anyone a second chance. That their sole album Dry Land happens to be one of the finest lost jewels of the Eighties only makes this story even more (bitter)sweet.

How We Live: Dry Land (Esoteric Recordings)

How We Live was the second-chance band of an artist whose first band had been screwed over by record label politics. That this new band would soon face the same fate is frustrating, but the story of How We Live does have a happy ending–and a rare third chance for success in an industry that is resistant to giving anyone a second chance. That their sole album Dry Land happens to be one of the finest lost jewels of the Eighties only makes this story even more (bitter)sweet.