Morgen’s self-titled 1969 album is the sole release by the NYC band led by songwriter/vocalist Steve Morgen. Now-Again Reserve’s edition, pairing the album with previously-unreleased songs, alternate takes on 2LPs is the definitive reissue.
A 3rd bonus LP with instrumentals is available to Now-Again Reserve subscribers.
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The Story of Tribe Records, a Now-Again x Vinyl Me, Please release.
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The Story of Tribe Records is told through 7 landmark Spiritual Jazz albums, remixed and remastered from the original multitrack tapes under the direction of Tribe co-founders Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison, and includes the unreleased Harrison album Farewell to the Welfare
Heavyweight two-piece slip and hand-numbered slash box.
Remixed and remastered from the original multi-track tapes or lacquered directly from master tape.
All lacquering by Bernie Grundman.
Limited to 1000 copies.
Pressed on 180g black vinyl with heavyweight tip-on jackets.
Booklet with extensive liner notes and newly unearthed photos. MORE
The definitive reissue of one of rock’s rarest and most sought-after albums – “acid-folk” – equal parts pastoral folk and contemplative psychedelic.
The first time since 1971 that this album has been pressed from the original master tapes, recently discovered in Italy. Lacquered directly from tape in an all-analog transfer by Bernie Grundman.
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Mark Fry was 19 – recently graduated from high school and in Italy studying painting – when he walked barefooted into RCA’s Italian subsidiary, played some songs he’d written on his guitar and was signed to record the album that would become legend. MORE
Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend 1970s Ethiopia. The music he created with his Black Lion Band is amongst the funkiest to arise from Addis Ababa.
His life in Ethio-groove is now collected in a five album series – each album is sold individually and as part of value-priced OBI-wrapped “box set.”
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Gilles Peterson is on a break from his regular radio show at Worldwide FM. He asked Egon to put together a two hour show delving into 18 years of the Now-Again catalog. Listen to the mix here. The music ranges from sweet soul to deep disco to psychedelic rock to Spiritual Jazz. If you’re a long time fan of this label, you’ll hear some of your favorites – if you’re a new convert, you’ll probably hear some music you’ll find transcendent.