Top of The Pops

Good Morning pop pickers! Thrilled to announce that our Bagpuss release is Drift Records‘ soundtrack of the year. They have – quite literally – hung out the bunting in celebration. Check out the banner, and if you’re in Totnes, drop by to see it in person.

BERT JANSCH BIRTHDAY BLUES SALE

Tomorrow would have been Bert Jansch’s 75th birthday. In a small tribute we’re offering his fans – that’s you! – up to 50% off his catalogue. No code needed, prices as marked. https://bertjansch.bandcamp.com/merch    

BAGPUSS FEATURE IN SHINDIG

“The love in this release shines more brightly than a freshly cleaned Mouse Organ: extraordinary bonus tracks, outtakes, inserts, insightful notes, booklets and prints.” FIVE STARS ★★★★★ for our #Bagpussrelease – this time from Kate Hodges over at Shindig! Magazine… the latest!

BAGPUSS ON LOUDERTHANWAR

Oh hello! 9/10 from Matt Mead at Louderthanwar for our release of ‘The Music From Bagpuss: “What gives additional significance here is the clarity of the audio, you feel like you are there, next to Sandra and John as they are performing these wonderful songs”. Read more HERE.

DAVE EVANS ON NPR

“What sets Evans apart — and makes him worth revisiting today — is his bouyant touch and his relaxed, unforced, conversational approach to words and music. Even an instrumental is a song with a melody – not just a collection of licks.” – Effusive thanks to Tom Cole over at NPR …

THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG

Earthlings! We’ve been quiet for a while but with good reason. Behind the scenes we’ve been washing, lacing, fixing and folding and can now reveal: ‘The Music From Bagpuss‘ mastered from Oliver Postgate‘s own tapes, recorded in 1973 by Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner. As well as the main songs from the 13 episodes, …

Alias Grace OST – Unboxing Video

This is super cool! Many thanks to Indie-Eye for taking the time. Alias Grace – OST by Mychael & Jeff Danna, vinyl edition: unboxing ASMR sensorial video Lakeshore Records and Earth Recordings publish a wonderful vinyl edition of "Alias Grace" , original soundtrack from Netflix mini series by Sarah Polley …

Olga Sergeevna In Record Collector

“Emotionally skewering music from a sleeping giant of Russian composition… a lavishly presented double LP demonstrating the dramatic range the highly prolific Soviet composer was capable of.” **** The Olga Sergeevna Soundtrack adds 4 more stars to its galaxy by way of our friends over at Record Collector Magazine. Thank you …

A Bird In The Hand…

Thanks to our pals over at Art Vinyl for featuring both Bert Jansch’s ‘Avocet’ and our ‘Avocet Revisited’ as part of their recent exhibition. (We’d say they made a nice pair, if it wasn’t edging dangerously into ‘Carry On Twitching’ territory). https://avocetrevisited.bandcamp.com/      

Earth Welcomes Anne Briggs

Hanging out the bunting here at Earth Towers, as we add a very special artist to our ranks. Welcome to Earth Anne Briggs, and your extraordinary 1971 album ‘The Time Has Come’. Offering some of her first original compositions, ‘The Time Has Come’ was a break from tradition in more …

Wired For Sound

“Bert Jansch’s Avocet was very off compared to what was going on in music in the late ’70s. I knew about him when I was in school because he was in Pentangle. The whole thing with music fans in the late ’60s was all about: “Are you Jimi or Eric?” …

New Release Day

Our ‘Living In The Shadows’ collection by Bert Jansch finally makes its way into the light today. In celebration, please enjoy the alternative mix of ‘Just A Dream’ (originally from ‘When The Circus Comes To Town’). This pared back version is one of our favourite tracks from disc four of …

Earth announces two new Bert Jansch Boxsets

BIG NEWS: The forthcoming 4XLP box sets documenting the work of Bert Jansch (Official) in the 90s and 00s (‘Living In The Shadows’ and ‘On The Edge Of A Dream’) will be closely followed by two further official deluxe collections, chronicling Jansch’s complete recordings in the 1960s, and early 1970s …

Expectations of The New Year

Our friends over at Erased Tapes Records know what’s up; thanks for featuring the appropriately-titled ‘Expectation Of The New Year’ by Mikael Tariverdiev on your recent NTS Radio show. Now, about those expectations… tariverdiev.bandcamp.com Erased Tapes 26.12.16 Each month London label Erased Tapes will play a 2-hour set of specially …