Welcome To The Archive

The In Deep Music Archive is an eclectic collection of music in many forms. An historical and contemporary library of all available physical formats - Vinyl, CD, Cassette, Reel to Reel tape, 8 Track, 78RPM, VHS, DVD, Laser discs, reference books, encyclopedias, catalogues, biographies and magazines. The archive's digital presence is manifested on the In Deep Music Archive website with regular posts about both popular and more obscure artists included in the collection. Collected by Marty Willson-Piper over the past 50 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 record labels alike. Any funding goes directly towards either running costs or increasing the content. Our ambition for the archive is to create a musical culture centre with a small venue, that will also be used for music lessons and workshops and as a meeting place for music lovers in a unique atmosphere. Access to the archive will be available to the public in some form yet to be determined.

 

Albums Of The Day

The Smiths - Death Of A Disco Dancer - 1987

Song Of The Day

Life & Death

14/10/17 – The Smiths – Death Of A Disco Dancer – 1987

Although it would be their last, Strangeways, Here We Come might just have been The Smiths’ best album and although it follows the formula of Morrissey’s words and melodies over Marr’s concise jangle, there’s something different about it sonically – a maturity. A Rush And A Push And The Land Is Ours opens the album […]

PiL Death Disco Cover Art 1979

Video Of The Day

Song Of The Day

Life & Death

11/10/17 – Public Image Limited – Death Disco – 1979

At the end of Public Image Limited’s performance of Death Disco on Top Of The Pops, presenter/DJ Mike Read refers to the band as Johnny, Jah and the boys – one camp baiting the establishment by their mere existence, the other camp not really understanding what they were so angry about and failing to draw […]

Peace Sign

Song Of The Day

3/10/17 – Bob Dylan – Death Is Not The End – 1988 / Nick Cave – Death Is Not The End – 1996 / Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Straight Into Darkness – 1982

Having spent the last few posts on death, death in song, metaphorical death, philosophical death, personal death, yesterday’s shocking news of a mass shooting of innocent people at a concert in Las Vegas and the shock death of one of my musical heroes, Tom Petty, makes musing about poetic death pale into insignificance when real […]

Queen - Live - 1975 - colour pic

Video Of The Day

Song Of The Day

30/9/17 – Queen – Death On Two Legs – 1975

One of the most scathing personal attacks recorded in song, Death On Two Legs was the opening track on Queen’s fourth, extravagant, eclectic masterpiece, A Night At The Opera, released in 1975 – at the time the most expensive album ever made. In his biography Norman Sheffield, Queen’s original manager (and owner of the world […]

dave davies death of a clown artwork 1967

Video Of The Day

Song Of The Day

Life & Death

28/9/17 – Dave Davies / The Kinks – Death Of A Clown – 1967

As I sit here in the archive, playing an American copy of The Kinks’ 1967 album Something Else on the Reprise label, I’m in awe at how prolific Ray Davies was as a writer – but on this album it wasn’t just Ray. Although The Kinks first album, released in 1964, had been made up […]