Howe Gelb Vinyl, CD & tapes by Howe Gelb at Norman Records

18 item(s) found.   Show filters »

Giant Sand
Glum (25th Anniversary Edition)

Glum was the 11th album by Giant Sand and was originally released in 1994, hence this 25th anniversary reissue. The band, helmed as ever by Howe Gelb, also featured Joey Burns and John Convertino who went on to form Calexico, singer / songwriter Victoria Williams, Pete Holsapple of the dB’s, Chris Cacavas, Pappy Allen and singer / songwriter Lisa Germano. Their dusty Americana was, on this occasion, described by comedian Stewart Lee as ‘infant free jazz’.
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Giant Sand
Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men

It seems alt. Country trailblazers, Giant Sand, returning to their early albums and re-recording them with the addition of some new ideas is becoming a thing. In 2018 they released Returns To The Valley of Rain, which saw them having another stab at their debut album Valley of Rain. Now they are doing the same with Recounting The Ballads of Thin Line Men - a new version of their 1986 sophomore effort, The Ballad of a Thin Line Man.
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP575X)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Indies-only
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP575P)
  • Coloured vinyl

  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb
Gathered

Former Giant Sand frontman Howe Gelb makes it a cool two-dozen solo albums with Gathered. On his latest LP we find Gelb doubling-down on that Tom Waits-inspired sound that has served him so well of late. We’re talking more The Heart Of Saturday Night than Mule Variations, by the way - crooners instead of howlers. Guests include M Ward, Anna Karina and the superbly-named Juan Panki.
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb
Dreaded Brown Recluse


  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP200)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Giant Sand
Returns To Valley Of Rain

Giant Sand’s debut album,Valley Of Rain was originally released in 1985, although it was recorded some two years earlier. The band had started to play the songs on tour again, which made them think re-recording the album would be a good idea. They got the original line-up back together, augmented by two newer members and some proper equipment. 
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb
Further Standards

Sold out

Giant Sand
The Sun Set Vol. 1

Howe Gelb’s highly-regarded Giant Sand project is wrapping up after 3 decades of loyal service to Americana and alternative country. Consequently, the whole album catalogue is being reissued over 3 big box-sets, divided alphabetically rather than chronologically. So The Sun Set Vol. 1 gives you 6 albums from all across the Giant Sand career, split over 8 vinyl records with elaborate liner notes. On Fire.
  • Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (FAME007LP)
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb
Future Standards

In constantly shifting in styles and approach Howe Gleb's next solo offering, Future Standards, is a delicate and smooth jazz expedition. Inspired by the greats this piano-led record is meant for pure relaxation, and offers a host of new timeless ballads on top of an already bulging and acclaimed back-catalogue.

Howe Gelb
'Sno Angel Like You + 'Sno Angel Winging It

Giant Sand man Howe Gelb had a rather fantastic experience performing on the same bill as a number of gospel choirs in 2003, and decided to bring a choir into his own solo work on 2006’s ‘Sno Angel Like You. This reissue presents the beautiful, sensitive results alongside the feature-length documentary ‘Sno Angel Winging It, making for a hell of a package. On Fire.
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb
Little Sand Box

Sold out

Howe Gelb
The Coincidentalist

Former Giant Sand bloke Howe Gelb has bequeathed us an LP of quirky indie-rock. It’s called The Coincidentalist, features contributions from Bonnie Prince Billy and KT Tunstall and was produced by a combination of M. Ward and Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley. Musically it’s kind of like Sun Kil Moon’s Benji if Mark Kozelek was a charming oddball as opposed to an unrelenting grouch.
  • Artist(s):
  • Howe Gelb

Howe Gelb
7 Inches of 'Sno'

Sold out

Howe Gelb
Sno Angel + Melted Wires

Sold out

Howe Gelb & A Band Of Gypsies
A Band Of Gypsies

Sold out

Howe Gelb & A Band Of Gypsies
Alegrias

Sold out

Giant Sand
proVISIONS

proVISIONS is Giant Sand’ 2008 record, reissued now by the Fire label. As well as main Sandman Howe Gelb, this double-disc collection also features vocal assistance from Neko Case, M Ward and Isobel Campbell, while PJ Harvey finds her ‘The Desperate Kingdom Of Love’ covered. Desert-music with plenty of atmosphere.

Howe Gelb
Sno Angel Like You

Sold out

Howe Gelb
The Listener

Sold out