Jeff Beck Group second album

[Release date: Coming soon!]

Jeff Beck Group
Jeff Beck Group

The second album by this configuration of the Jeff Beck Group was produced by Steve Cropper of Booker T and the MGs fame. The album features a continuation of the group’s emphasis on compositions that move in a jazzier, more R&B direction.

The centerpiece for the album, Goin’ Down could easily been recorded by the first edition of the Beck group and it received heavy FM radio airplay in major US markets. Other standout tracks included were the sublime instrumental Definitely Maybe, which hinted strongly at Jeff’s future direction, and a soulful reading of Dylan’s Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You. [more info]

Jeff Beck Group Rough and Ready

[Release date 5/26/15]

Jeff Beck Group
Rough and Ready

The second Jeff Beck Group was assembled after a period of healing and reflection after Beck had left the Yardbirds, recorded two albums with the star-studded initial Jeff Beck Group and survived a serious automobile accident.

The new Beck group was established with another array of great players including Cozy Powell (Drums), Max Middleton (Keyboards), Clive Chaman (Bass) and finally adding Bobby Tench on vocals. Talented musicians all they would continue to carve out careers with many well know bands over the next two decades and beyond. The band was moving their rock in a much more R&B and jazz direction. Jeff would continue building on this direction to achieve his mass success with Blow by Blow and Wired. [more info]

Jefferson Airplane
Bark - Expanded Edition

After the release of solo projects the Airplane reconvened for their sixth studio album. The initial sessions in 1970 were aborted and Marty Balin made the decision to leave the group. The album sessions began anew in early 1971 after Grace Slick had given birth to her first child.

The group had replaced Spencer Dryden on drums with Joey Covington and was augmented by Papa John Creach on violin on several tracks. Both musicians had worked with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady in Hot Tuna during the Airplane’s hiatus. The album opens with another Paul Kantner anthem, When the Earth Moves Again and continues on with stellar contributions from Jorma, Grace Slick and Joey Covington.

This expanded edition features selections from the 1971 album sessions and an extended jam on Jorma’s, Feel So Good. [more info]

Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro returned to the studio after a four year hiatus with this completely fresh sounding album. Laura was reunited with her Eli producer Charlie Calello and a very impressive line-up of New York session cats, which led the album in a much more jazz-tinged direction than her previous releases. She had moved to a more serene environ and the music that was created for this album is certainly influenced by that move away from the city.

Liner notes are provided by Laura biographer Michele Kort, who points out that "Smile still stands as a transition for Laura Nyro between her highly emotional early albums and her mellower later work". [more info]
The ethos of Iconoclassic Records is perfectly captured in the company's name. Iconoclassic Records reissues classic titles by iconic artists, many of whom have handled their careers in an uncompromising, iconoclastic manner.

A CD reissue label focused on rock, pop, and R&B music of the 1970s and '80s, Iconoclassic Records specializes in notable albums that have never been released on CD, as well as classic titles that have fallen out of print. [more]
Are the CDs remastered?
Yes, all Iconoclassic Records CDs are digitally remastered from the original master tapes by award winning engineers, such as Grammy® winner Vic Anesini, who remastered Laura Nyro's Nested and Season of Lights. Check out photos from the mastering session on the Nested album page.

Are the original album graphics included in the packaging?
Yes, Iconoclassic reproduces all the imagery and text from the original LP front and back covers and inner sleeves. In addition, we frequently add newly written liner notes and additional photographs from the appropriate time periods.  [more]