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. 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.


Albums Of The Day

2020-11-24 Penzance


Music today comes from Free and their classic album Fire And Water (1970). I’m a fan of any record that has Paul Kossoff playing guitar, the most minimalist guitarist I ever heard, every note meant something, feel, tone, finesse, vibrato like no one else, control, brilliant. Then there’s Andy Fraser’s unique bass playing, original, characterful, […]

2020-11-21 Penzance


Music today comes from Procol Harum and the last album they made before they broke up before reforming 14 years later for Prodigal Stranger (1991). Something Magic (1977) was ambitious, orchestrated, and completely out of step with the oncoming thrust of Punk. But despite all this, it was something of a classic Progressive album, Side […]

2020-11-20 Penzance (2)


Music today is Curtis Mayfield’s second studio album, Roots, released in 1971. One of the great Soul Funk albums along with his debut and on through his seventies albums, the Super Fly soundtrack and the anti-war concept album Back To The World (Curtis/Live! was also released in 1971 before Roots). His sweet soulful voice, anti-drug, […]