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East of Eden - East of Eden
(Harvest SHVL-792 UK-71 VG+ 350:-)

Formed in 1967, this versatile Bristol, England-based outfit's best known line-up comprised Dave Arbus (violin, saxophone, flute, trumpet), Ron Caines (alto saxophone), Geoff Nicholson (lead guitar), Andy Sneddon (bass) and Geoff Britton (drums, percussion). They offered an imaginative brew of progressive rock, jazz and neo-eastern predilections.

By the time this third album came out, little was left of the original spirit of East Of Eden and only violinist Dave Arbus of the original line-up. They had changed from one progressive label Deram to another Harvest, but also lost their experimental edge in the process. Still, the album has many charms and holds some interest for progheads.

Rare original UK vinyl, textured gatefold sleeve. Both sleeve and vinyl are graded VG+.
Ego on the Rocks - Acid in Wounderland
(Jupiter 6.24692 AP Ger-81 VG+ 350:-=

Jürgen Rosenthal and Detlef Schmidtchen were two ex-members of the most internationally successful Eloy incarnation (from "DAWN" through to "SILENT CRIES & MIGHTY ECHOES"). Their adventurous concept album covered a lot of ground, mixing synth music, electronic rock, sound collages, and even a touch of Heavy Metal rock in a similar way to Hawkwind of the period.

Original German pressing; the sleeve is Excellent - the vinyl is graded Very Good+.
Enid – In The Region of the Summer Stars
(Buk BULP-2014 UK-76 VG+ 300:-)

The Enid were formed around Robert John Godfrey (ex-Barclay James Harvest) and guitarists Stephen Stewart and Francis Lickerich in 1973.

Almost like a combination of classical and rock, the band combined vast orchestral movements, exclusively classical instrumentation, rigourous construction completely well-written and romantic rock music.
Eno & John Cale, Brian - Wrong Way Up
(WB/Opal 7599-26421-1 Ger-90 VG+ 275:-)

A surprisingly strong record from an equally surprising duo – both artists who had given the world some real moments of genius in the 70s, then maybe lost their way a bit in the following decade – only to strip things back to a basic appeal here!

For Eno, the record is a real return to song-based forms – something he'd really lost during so many of his ambient projects – and for Cale, the record is maybe a bit more focused, with just the right sort of energy to bring his often-strong songwriting back to the fold – as both artists open up with their best instrumental flexibility, and share their strong studio skills too.
Eno Moebius Roedelius - After the Heat
(Sky Records sky-021 Ger-78 VG+ 375:-)

This 1978 collaboration between Brian Eno and Cluster members Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius still possesses a special appeal.

This experimental trio concocted 10 electronic-based compositions that focused upon and embellished repeated patterns within their layered tracks of keyboards, piano and occasional bass and guitar. Despite their minimalist approach to structure, Eno, Moebius and Roedelius generated striking sounds and sonic contrasts throughout "After the Heat", and one can certainly hear precursors to modern ambient, techno and contemporary instrumental on this diverse album.
Entwistle, John - Whistle Rymes
(Track 2406.104 UK-72 VG+ 275:-)

John Alec Entwistle is probably the most influential bassist in rock music. Before Entwistle came along as a member of the Who, bassists seldom stood out for their playing and few casual listeners knew or cared what purpose the four-stringed instrument served - after he came along, everyone knew.

After making a surprisingly effective debut with "Smash Your Head Against the Wall", Entwistle consolidated his solo success with "Whistle Rymes". Like its predecessor, this album combines catchy, straightforward, pop-tinged rock with dark, often bitingly sarcastic lyrics.