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MORE FREIGHT AND SALVAGE, recorded in Berkeley in 2011, was originally offered as a limited edition bonus disc for donors to the Kickstarter campaign for the Official Bootleg Box. It is now being made available for the first time as a digital download. This is a companion piece to the previously released Live Alone at the Freight and Salvage and features live debuts of songs that would eventually show up on Three Chords Good.

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PINK POP FESTIVAL 1978 is now available as a standalone release from Quake/UpYours in both Disc-On-Demand format (CD-R) from Amazon or MP3 from iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby. If you order from CDBaby, you also get the FLAC version.

This album was originally released as part of the Bootleg Box Volume 2, but is now available in a new sonically improved version.

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First Time on CD

Purity Of Essence - The American Edition

In 1980, The Rumour recorded their third and last album in two different versions. The UK version has been available for some time on CD, but the US version has never been re-released until now. This is an entirely different recording from the CD that is currently available and has been out of print for 30 years. It not only features three different songs, but it was recorded at a different time and place and has a radically different feel to it. In our opinion, it is superior to the original.

With liner notes by Martin Belmont

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A 12-song sampler of  the contents of the Official Bootleg Box. If you don’t want to buy the entire box and just want to sample some highlights, you might want to check this out from CreateSpace and Amazon.



Piss & Vinegar: The Songs of Graham Parker was originally released by BUY OR DIE in 1996. Now back in print, with new notes by Graham Parker and original producer Jerry Balderson, this tribute album features unique performances by The Figgs, Pat Dinizio, Frank Black, Jon Tiven, and many others.

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All the lyrics, chords, and bars. Tabs/notation of all the essential electric and acoustic guitar riffs, picking and phrases.

compiled by Martin Belmont

for sale on Amazon or from this site for $24.95

These Dreams Will Never Sleep, The Best Of 1976 – 2015 is a Six CD/One DVD lavish boxset celebrating Graham Parker’s 40 year career with The Rumour & as a solo artist.

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LIVE IN ST. PAUL 2012: From the 2012 reunion tour of Graham Parker and The Rumour, this single CD version of the concert recorded at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul MN was originally released in full on the limited edition "Official Bootleg" boxset. This shorter version features a different mix.

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Entire concert available for download at CDBaby (mp3 and FLAC) -- original mix from the box set.

THE BASTARD OF BELGIUM’S BASTARD BROTHER is a collection of outtakes from the album "!Live Alone: The Bastard of Belgium". It is essentially a companion piece to that album.

While making that out-of-print album available for download, I asked Graham about bonus tracks to include. Well, there were so many bonus tracks that it actually made up an entire album all by itself, so here it is.

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Recorded live at Sellersville PA, April 25, 2007, LIVE CLOWNS captures the tour promoting the album "Don't Tell Columbus" and features the only incarnation of the group known as Graham Parker and The Latest Clowns. Originally released, in a different mix, as part of the Official Bootleg Box set from Floating World Records in the UK, licensed through UpYours Records, it appears for the first time as a standalone release in a newly discovered soundboard mix.

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LIVE AT THE RAINBOW is another entry in Graham Parker's own Official Bootleg Series. Recorded live at the Rainbow Theatre in London in November 27, 1977. Originally released on Box of Bootlegs volume 2 by Floating World, this is an improved version now available as a separate release from UpYours Records.

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This is the first solo album from Brinsley Schwarz (himself), formerly with Brinsley Schwarz (the band), Ducks Deluxe, and Graham Parker and the Rumour, among others.

All songs written by Brinsley Schwarz. All Guitars, Bass, and Vocals by Brinsley Schwarz. Additional musicians include James Hallawell (keyboards), Ralph Salmins (drums), Simon Taylor (saxophone), Melvyn Duffy (pedal steel). Recorded and produced at The Barn, Richmond. Produced by Brinsley Schwarz and James Hallawell.

Price: $14.95

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Originally released in 1995 by Demon Records, this newly remastered edition contains eight bonus tracks.

Personnel: Martin Belmont (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, bass guitar, tambourine); Rise Kagona (vocals, guitar); Reg Meuross (vocals, acoustic guitar); Geraint Watkins (vocals, accordion, piano); B.J. Cole (dobro); Bob Loveday (fiddle, strings); Allen Power (tenor saxophone); Richard Allen (double bass, bass guitar); Paul Riley (bass guitar); Pete Thomas (drums, percussion); Shakie Kangwena, Bobby Irwin (drums)

Price: $14.95

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Graham Parker’s

Christmas Cracker

These are all brand new original copies, on the Dakota Arts label, still in the original shrink wrap, and have never been played. Quantities are limited, so get it while you can! 

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Squeezing Out Sparks

Quake Records is proud to present a new edition of Graham Parker’s classic album Squeezing Out Sparks.  This newly remastered edition features a new cover design, as well as never before released bonus tracks recorded live at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle in 1979.

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