Nik Turner,”Space Ritual 1994” (Wienerworld)- This interesting audio-visual package focusses attention on former Hawkwind member Nik Turner’s typically arcane and atmospheric show at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall in February 1994. The late lamented singer, flautist and saxist fronted an eight man ensemble featuring his former Hawkwind bandmates Del Dettmar and Alan Powell alongside Genesis P. Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle fame as the participants tackled a spacey blend of original material and revamps of golden oldies from the relatively distant past such as “Master of the Universe” and his old outfit’s unexpected 1972 hit,”Silver Machine.”

The Yardbirds,"Live in Sweden 1967" (Repertoire)- This interesting historical artefact focusses attention on a live recording made by guitarist Jimmy Page and The Yardbirds for Swedish radio during the spring of 1967. The slimmed down quartet's set list included an energised cover of Dylan's "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine" which provided an ideal vehicle for frontman Keith Relf's skills as a harmonica ace, and the band also regaled their appreciative Stockholm audience with sixties crowd pleasers such as "Shapes of Things," Bo Diddley's "I'm A Man" and the delightfully off the wall charms of the Jeff Beck inspired "Over Under Sideways Down."

Michael Jerome Browne, “Gettin’ Together” (Stony Plain Records)- The acoustic blues has few finer practitioners than this award winning Canadian guitarist, who has assembled a relatively star studded line up to underpin his sterling efforts on “Gettin’ Together.” The great John Sebastian of Lovin’ Spoonful fame chips in on a jugband style treatment of Mississippi John Hurt’s “Coffee Blues” and Brownie McGhee’s “Living With The Blues,” which also features former Dylan sidekick Happy Traum on lead guitar. Splendid stuff.