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Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ Offer

Elias Rahbani - Mosaic of the Orient SOLD

EMI Parlophone Les Voix de l'Orient

Very rare Greek original pressing from 1972. This is the first and best volume of the serie. The music is composed, arranged and conducted by the great Elias Rahbani. He delivers here great music with traditional instruments and superb arrangements.
The best track from this album is "Dance of Maria" that has been used in the great mix from Diplo and Tripledouble AEIOU two in 2007. It kicks off with a great drum break and then Nai (type of arabic flute), Bouzouki, Guitar and Electric Organ are doing a great job. Some other very good tracks to discover on this scarce LP.
Cover is in VG+ condition and has some light water damage. As seen on the picture, the tiny plastic on the front cover is ondulated. The top cover is unglued on 3-4cm. The record is also in VG+ and shows many surface marks but fortunately the record's playing is still enjoyable with some surface noise that is not over powering the music.
Listen to the soundclip to make a better idea!


Cover/Vinyl: NM/NM Offer

Hamlet Minassian - Armenian Pop Music SOLD

Disques DOM

Amazing discovery we have here. Original french pressing. This session was recorded in Teheran at the POP studio during the year 1979.
Crazy disco session with western influences such as this flamenco guitar or these disco rhythms. Great woman scat vocals as well!
This is an unplayed stock copy in great shape on both cover and record.
Listen to the soundclip to hear this gem!


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ 50€

Abu Hafla Orchestra - Wanna Buy a Camel? SOLD

WEA Melodi Records

Original pressing from Turkey. Good mixture of oriental disco and funky music.
Both cover and records are in VG+ condition. The record has light surface marks but plays great! Judge by yourself on the soundclip here below!


Cover/Vinyl: VG++/VG++ Offer

Grazia - Grazia SOLD

Koliphone

Here it is, the unique album ever put on wax by Grazia, a young Turkish girl at the time she made this record. Original Israeli pressing on Koliphone.
For those who don't know it already, please check the sound clip recorded here below as the music speaks better than words. This true gem is filled with great fuzz guitars, Moog, breaks, crazy effects and nice traditional instruments! Of course the great "Soyle Beni" done here in a very psychedelic way compared to the great version of Nese Karabocek "Yali Yali" or also the amazing cover by Gougoush on the track "Talagh" which are actually all remakes of "Jesus Christ Superstar". But check also the fuzzy "Istemem" with nice breaks and effects or the great "Rampi Rampi" with its moog. For me the best cut being "Olmek Var" with its furious fuzzy guitar, drums and effects intro but all along with its devastating Oriental groove and great job on vocals by the amazing Grazia. Some other nice tracks to discover on this fantastic LP, a true discovery!
The cover is in nice VG++ condition with some sign of ageing. The front and back cover are pretty nice without any writings but with a light ring wear and slightly bent on the down right corner. The upper edge is open on 4-5cm in the middle. Light wear on the other edges and corners.
The record looks nice with only few surface marks mainly on side 2. It plays EX with some noise between tracks and maybe a click here and there but really nothing bad. The long sound clip is taken from the copy on sale and you can judge by yourself. You won't be disappointed! Be quick as you probably won't see a copy soon!


Cover/Vinyl: EX/NM Offer

Robert Maalouf - Mahdoume SOLD

EMI

Original Greek pressing on EMI from the 70's.
Obscure LP from Lebanon including the Oriental "dusty finger" beat, "Ana Wil Leyl".
Deadstock copy!
Both cover and record are in perfect condition. The cover is graded EX only due to some little imperfections, nothing really important.
The record is in perfect shape!


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG offer

Soonthorn Sujaridchan & Oriental Funk Band, The ‎– Oud Talud Bump SOLD

Top Teen Talent

Monster Thai disco funk 45 with insane acid synth, check the soundclip.
Comped by Light in the Attic. Rare with the cover!!!
Record has light background noises, no deep scuff. Cover shows light creases, no seam split.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ offer

Savvas - S/T SOLD

Klarion Enterprises

Very hard to find original Australian press of this obscure oriental psych funk lp composed and directed by Greek-Cypriot born, "Savvas".
Listen two killer tracks from this gem, "A Dream Of Zeus" and "Catapult". Amazing mixture between traditional Greek music and trippy funk - psychedelica including fuzz and wah wah guitar, flute, analog synth, sax, percussions...!!!
Record has some light marks, no scuffs, you can hear occasional ticks...
Light general wear on the cover, nothing bad.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG++ offer

Abed Azrié - Les Soufis SOLD

Le Roseau

Original French press of this rare 2 lps box set released on "Le Roseau".
Sublime oriental album composed and directed by Abed Azrié, he mixes his music with Sufi mystic texts from 9th to 13th century, the result is impressive, deep full, trully unique, listen to the soundclip!
One record is VG+, th other one is EX, it comes with booklet.
Little hairline mark on the front cover, light wear on edges and corners.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ 40€

Umit Aksu Orkestrasi - Secme Oyun Havalari SOLD

Evren Records

Original Turkish pressing.
Seldom seen oriental jazz groove lp composed by Umit Aksu, it contains hipnotic, deep, percussive tracks including some beautiful sax and guitar solos!! check the soundclip!!!!
This copy is VG+ with some light marks that don't affect the sound. Only some light background noises can be heard but overall it plays fine!!!
Little tear on the back cover, light wear on the edges and corners, little sticker on the front cover.


Cover/Vinyl: NA/VG+ 30€

Kamuran Akkor - Olurmu Dersin / Bilemem Bilemem SOLD

Istanbul

Seldom seen and little known turkish groove double sider by Kamuran Akkor, listen to the both sides.
Record has light marks, plays excellent!!
Generic sleeve.


Cover/Vinyl: VG/VG- 30€

Orhan Gencebay - S/T SOLD

Kervan Plakcilik

Original Turkish press on Kervan Plakcilik.
Rare oriental groove lp by Orhan Gencebay, check the soundclip.
Record has a lot of marks, you can listen light ticks and background noises, a scuff makes clicks (5sec) during the beginning of the 1st track, side B.
Cover has light general wear, light creases on corners.


Cover/Vinyl: VG++/NM 70€

Les Mogol - Danses Et Rythmes De La Turquie D'hier Et D'aujourd'hui SOLD

Concert Hall

Original French press of this classic Turkish psych groove lp released in 1972.
A pure gem offering different aspect of the Turkish music, from the traditional music to the famous 70's hard psych funk. Essential lp!!!!
Record in superb condition, clean and shiny, just some superficial paper marks. Cover has light wear on two corners, beautiful copy!!


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ 60€

Les Mogol - Danses Et Rythmes De La Turquie D'hier Et D'aujourd'hui SOLD

Concert Hall

Original French press of this classic Turkish psych groove lp released in 1972.
A pure gem offering different aspect of the Turkish music, from the traditional music to the famous 70's hard psych funk. Essential lp!!!!
The record is in VG+ condition with some light marks but no deep scuff. You can listen to the soundclip here below. It plays with some background noises and light tics when the music isn't loud. The cover shows a light general wear.


Cover/Vinyl: NM/EX 40€

Oriental Wind - Live In Der Balver Hohle SOLD

JG Records

Original German press released in 1978.
Wonderful live session recorded in the jazz festival Balver Hohle by the Oriental Wind combo!! Trippy oriental jazz grooves at his best!!!
I've found four superficial marks that don't affect the sound. It plays excellent.
Cover in NM condition!!!


Cover/Vinyl: VG/VG++ 180€

Mogol - Hittit Sun SOLD

RCA

Seldom seen original French pressing of this amazing Turkish psych groove lp.
The Mogols are coming back after the classic "Danses et Rythmes de la Turquie d'hier Et d'aujourd'hui" and "Anadolu Pop" with this superb album, very different compares to their old work. Their sound here is less raw, the sound production is clean, and their inspiration and creativity go up to other horizons. Check the killer psych funk track "Elif" but also some sublime deep oriental groove like "Fairy Tales", "Magic Moon" or "Kapali Tcharche". There are some other cool tracks, loops and breaks for your sampler too. This record is truly very hard to find, don't miss this one!!!
I've graded this copy VG++ because there are some light marks but they don't affect the sound and it plays excellent. The cover shows a seam split (7cm) on the left edge and light wear on the edges and corners.


Cover/Vinyl: VG+/VG+ 150€

Dia Prometido - Un Pais Llamado Tierra SOLD

Philips (Spain)

Original Spanish only pressing of the 2nd album by Dia Prometido. A band composed by a Chilean guitarist and an Iranian santur player based in Spain.
Great psychedelic music including iranian traditional instrument such as the santur, great fuzzy and wah-wah guitar.
Both cover and record are in VG+ condition. The record plays nice with some background noise on quiet parts and light clicks here and there. Listen to the soundclip to get a better idea. Very hard to find nowadays!


Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX 100€

Baligh Hamdi & Magid Khan - Indo-Arabic Variations SOLD

Playa Sound

Scarce original pressing out of France from 1980.
Great mixture of Indian music by the Indian sitar player Magid Khan and Arabian music orchestrated by Baligh Hamdi.
Both cover and record are in EX+ condition. Nearly no marks except very few small hairlines that don't affect the playing. Listen to judge by yourselves!