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.

Albums Of The Day

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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FREE Download Of All Marty Willson-Piper’s Solo albums, MOAT And The Noctorum Project – Or Name Your Price.

If you would like to download any of my solo albums and the Noctorum albums then you are most welcome. If you can afford a donation towards the music then that will be gratefully accepted but you may also download the records for free. The exception to this is the new MOAT record because it […]

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Video Of The Day

22/12/14 – Todd Rundgren As Producer/New York Dolls – Personality Crisis – Midnight Special – 1973

When Todd Rundgren wasn’t  making music he was producing other bands. He didn’t seem to pick genres, he picked bands he could do something with – and the list is long and varied: XTC, Patti Smith, Grand Funk , The Tubes, Hall And Oates, Steve Hillage, Psychedelic Furs, Meat Loaf and of course New York Dolls. (See […]

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Song Of The Day

21/12/14 – Todd Rundgren/The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever – 1976/1967

An ambitious project for some but not for Todd Rundgren. As an engineer, recording sacred cows from the sixties was well within his repertoire of talents. In fact the playing and singing part was easy for him, it was getting the sounds that might be tricky. Rundgren’s Strawberry Fields was a ‘faithful’ rendition of The […]

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Song Of The Day

20/12/14 – Todd Rundgren/The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations – 1976/1966

Perhaps this was Todd Rundgren showing off? Showing the world that he knew how they did it sonically in the sixties, showing us that he could do it too.  He released his album Faithful in 1976, it was comprised on one side of original songs and on the other side ‘faithful’ sixties covers: Happenings Ten Years Time Ago […]

The Nazz 1968

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Song Of The Day

19/12/14 – The Nazz – Open My Eyes – 1968

The Nazz formed in Philadelphia in 1967 with  Robert “Stewkey” Antoni, vocals and keyboards, Carson Van Osten on bass,  Thom Mooney on drums and…Todd Rundgren on guitar. They released Open My Eyes as a single but it was the B-side and the original version of Hello It’s Me that got them noticed. The story of The Nazz is […]

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Song Of The Day

18/12/14 – Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light – 1972

I Saw The Light was the opening track and the first single from Todd Rundgren’s 1972 double album Something/Anything. The song went to No. 16 on the US chart and No.36 in the UK. It’s another example of Rundgren’s slick skills, his musical ear and his understanding of the essence of a meaningful Pop song. Perhaps […]

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Song Of The Day

17/12/14 – Todd Rundgren – Can We Still Be Friends – 1978

Once you have started listening to Todd Rundgren, it ‘s hard to move on to Something/Anything else, so I thought another one of his most popular songs wouldn’t go amiss. Can We Still Be Friends is the second track on his 1978 album Hermit Of Mink Hollow and became a hit in the US reaching […]