Welcome to My Nightmare by Alice Cooper, released in 1975, is Alice Cooper's first solo album (all previous Alice Cooper releases were band efforts). The cover artwork was created by Drew Struzan for Pacific Eye & Ear. Rolling Stone would later rank it as one of the "Top 100 Album Covers Of All Time". Welcome to My Nightmare is a concept album. The songs, heard in sequence, form a journey through the nightmares of a child named Steven. Famed film actor of the Horror genre Vincent Price provided the introductory monologue in the song "The Black Widow".
Janis Joplin's Classic LP Collection features exact reproductions sourced from the original masters of all four of her celebrated studio albums on 180g audiophile vinyl including Big Brother & the Holding Co. (1967), Cheap Thrills (1968), I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) and the posthumously released Pearl (1971). The album jackets have been meticulously recreated from the original art.
An American Prayer is album by Jim Morrison with music added by The Doors. In 1978, seven years after lead singer Jim Morrison died and five years after the remaining members of the band broke up, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore reunited and recorded backing tracks over Morrison's poetry (originally recorded in 1969 and 1970). Other pieces of music and spoken word recorded by the Doors and Morrison were also used in the audio collage, such as dialogue from Morrison's film HWY and snippets from jam sessions.
The Doors is the debut album by the American rock band The Doors, recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967. It features the breakthrough single "Light My Fire", extended with a substantial instrumental section mostly omitted on the single release, and the lengthy song "The End" with its Oedipal spoken-word section.
In conjunction with Dreamworks Films special directors cut DVD release of Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, Classic Records released a 200 gram audiophile pressing of Untitled, an inspired reissue of the soundtrack for the Academy Award winning film Almost Famous. This two LP set features bonus material by Stillwater. The Stillwater tracks were mastered directly by Bernie Grundman from the 1/2″ analog masters. This is a limited edition release (only 2500 copies) with each copy hand numbered.
'Out to Lunch' stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era.
Albedo 0.39 is a studio album by the Greek electronic composer Vangelis, released in 1976. It was the second album produced by Vangelis in Nemo Studios, London, which was his creative base until the late 1980s. It was his first Top 20 UK album. It is a concept album themed around space physics (the reflection of light i.e. physical truth). Its title is inspired by the idea of a planet's albedo, the proportion of the light it receives that is reflected back into space. The album title refers to the average albedo value of the planet Earth as it was in 1976. From the explanation on the back of the LP cover : "The reflecting power of a planet or other non-luminous body. A perfect reflector would have an Albedo of 100%. The Earth's Albedo is 39%, or 0.39". It was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1977. The album reached #18 on the UK Album Charts.