Welcome To The Archive

DSC05096The In Deep Music Archive is an eclectic collection of music and an array of books and films. An historical and contemporary library of all available formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Reel to Reel tape, 8 Track, 78RPM, VHS, DVD, Laser discs and reference books, encyclopedias, catalogues, biographies, magazines - and any information that can be used to inspire music lovers, help record collectors with information and generally introduce music to all people. Collected by Marty Willson-Piper over the past 40 years, the archive has grown into this wonderful collection through a life of scouring the record stores around the world, but also through generous donations from friends, fans and labels alike.

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11/2/14 - Suzanne Vega - Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles - 2014
11/2/14 - Suzanne Vega - Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles - 2014

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1/9/14 – Cream – Strange Brew – 1967

The transition from Blues, Beat or any form of Pop proved difficult for some of the more succesful bands of the early sixties. The Hollies and The Stones cautiously tinkered with psychedelia with mixed results, but the one of the most unlikely and successful transitions was Cream with their album Disraeli Gears. Sgt. Pepper’s June […]

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31/8/14 – See Emily Play/Scarecrow – The Pink Floyd – 1967

One of the most influential records that led me to immerse myself in music was the Syd Barrett song, See Emily Play by The Pink Floyd (in those days there was a prefix). The record had such a wonderful sound and Emily seemed to be such a mysterious and magical figure - Emily dwelled in a fantasy land […]

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30/8/14 – The Hollies – King Midas In Reverse – 1967

King Midas In Reverse is allegedly the song that led to Graham Nash leaving The Hollies as he wished to create more interesting music (and lyrics, see below) and ultimately The Hollies were a harmony Pop group. Their Pop image was getting old as more thoughtful music was inspiring the youth in these heady years, so their […]

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29/8/14 – Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – 1967

When your debut single goes to No.1 in the British charts and stays there for 6 weeks you have to pinch yourself to see if it’s real or it’s just the acid kicking in. It also went to No.1 in Holland, Germany, Ireland and Australia as well as No.5 in the USA and has sold over 10 […]

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28/8/14 – Keith West – Excerpt From A Teenage Opera – 1967

The archetypal sixties naive one-hit wonder song was actually really ‘an excerpt’ from an unfinished Rock Opera called A Teenage Opera written by producer Mark Wirtz. West was the singer from the great and forgotten Psychedelic band Tomorrow that also featured Steve Howe later of Yes and Twink who joined a later incarnation of The Pretty […]

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27/8/14 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Burning Of The Midnight Lamp – 1967

Burning Of the Midnight Lamp is an example of the embarrassment of riches at Jimi Hendrix’s fingertips. The song didn’t find its way onto a proper studio album until it appeared on Electric Ladyland in 1968, a full year after it was recorded. It was the band’s fourth single in the UK reaching No.18 in the charts. Hendrix […]