For a while this year I noticed that the most recent Quintessence archive CD I worked on, ‘Spirits From Another Time: 1969-71’, wasn’t appearing when one searched for the band name on amazon.co.uk in their CDs & Vinyl section – weirdly, though, when one searched using the album title a note came up saying ‘some adult items may be restricted’ and if one carried on, there it was – a Quintessence album, hidden from the world for no good reason!
Brian at Hux Records just rang to tell me that he’d noticed orders for this release (but not other Quin CDs on his label) have fallen off a cliff and he couldn’t figure out why.
I explained the amazon thing. We both checked the site, while on the phone, and – deeply weirdly – while I can now find the album (seven down the page when searching for ‘Quintessence’ under CDs & Vinyl), Brian couldn’t! He read out what he could see and everything was in the same order as on my screen EXCEPT that ‘Spirits from Another Time’ was missing.
I emailed him the URL of the pge I was seeing and when he looked, he was still only getting the version WITHOUT the album there.
The most recent review (of a flurry of 9) on the album on amazon.co.uk was back in February. Not conclusive, but it backs up my thought that somehow the album has not been visible/searchable for many people in the past few months.
So… would some Afterworders like to help out by going on to amazon.co.uk and searching just for ‘Quintessence’ in ‘Cds & Vinyl’ – and let me know if you can see it.