Friday, December 15, 2017

Grand Funk Railroad - Survival (1971) (Vinyl)

Year: April 1971 (LP 1971), January 1971
Label: Capitol Records (USA), SW-764
Style: Hard Rock
Country: Flint, Michigan, United States
Time: 41:02
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 268 Mb

Mark Farner – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
Mel Schacher – bass
Don Brewer – vocals, drums
Producer - Terry Knight

Album Charts:
Billboard 200 - #6
Australia - #9
Canada - #4

Singles Charts:
"Feelin' Alright" - Billboard Hot 100 #54, Canada - #20
"Gimme Shelter" - Billboard Hot 100 #6, Canada - #49, Germany - #42

Survival is Grand Funk Railroad's fourth studio album and was released in April 1971 by Capitol Records. It was produced by Terry Knight. Drummer Don Brewer was never happy with the drum sound on the album, due to Knight's insistence of having Brewer cover his drum heads with tea-towels, after seeing Ringo Starr using that technique in the Beatles' film Let It Be (1970). (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Country Road (04:23)
02. A2 All You've Got Is Money (05:17)
03. A3 Comfort Me (06:50)
04. A4 Feelin' Allright (04:28)
05. B1 I Want Freedom (06:20)
06. B2 I Can Feel Him In The Morning (07:18)
07. B3 Gimme Shelter (06:23)

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Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich - If Music Be The Food Of Love (1966) (Vinyl)

Year: 16 December 1966 (LP 1966) Mono
Label: Fontana Records (UK), TL5388 687 929 TL
Style: Beat
Country: Wiltshire, England
Time: 31:10
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 193 Mb

The band's story began in the late 50s when "the Dozies" as they are now affectionately called, came together from various bands of the Salisbury area. Trevor Davies (Dozy), then with the Beatnicks met Ian Amey (Tich) and persuaded him to leave his group Eddy and the Strollers to join the Beatnicks. A few months later David Harman (Dave Dee) from the Coasters and Boppers came in and Tich approached his school chum John Dymond (Beaky) who also was a member of the Big Boppers to join in as well.
"Ronnie Blonde and the Beatnicks" gigged extensively already with a repertoire of classic rockers and contemporary hits plus a few own numbers. One night their front man Ronnie did not show up and Dave ended up doing most of the lead vocals and eventually became their front man himself.
Their drummers came and went but finally around Christmas '61 it worked out with Michael Wilson (Mick) whom Dozy had met while travelling on the bus. In the meantime the band name had been changed to Dave Dee & the Bostons.
The boys had already given up their regular jobs as painters or car mechanics to become full-time musicians. Dave had been a policeman before and, as a Cadet was first on the scene of a car crash on April 17, 1960 that killed Eddie Cochrane and seriously injured Gene Vincent. A burst tyre had hurled their taxi into a lamppost near Chippenham, Wiltshire and Dave salvaged Eddie's Gretsch guitar. It was kept at the police station for a few weeks before being sent back to Eddie's family in the USA - after Dave had "had a good strum on it". photo Dave Dee as Policeman In 1962 Dave finally quit his job too, when the band went pro - but occasionally would recite the 'Policeman's Definitions' - required when making an arrest - just to surprise people and remind himself of those days.

01. A1 Bang (02:30)
02. A2 I'm On The Up (02:23)
03. A3 Hideaway (02:24)
04. A4 Shame (02:07)
05. A5 Hands Off (02:04)
06. A6 Loos Of England (03:27)
07. B1 Help Me (03:11)
08. B2 Master Lewellyn (02:25)
09. B3 You Make It Move (02:46)
10. B4 All I Want (02:36)
11. B5 Hair On My Chinny-Chin-Chin (Huff 'n Puff) (02:40)
12. B6 Bend It (02:32)

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Spencer Davis Group - Autumn 66 (1966) (Vinyl)

Year: 26 August 1966 (LP 1966), Recorded 1966
Label: Fontana Records (UK), TL5359 687 397 TL
Style: Classic Rock
Country: Birmingham, England
Time: 34:33
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 200 Mb

Autumn' 66 is the third studio album by the British rock group The Spencer Davis Group released in 1966. Although the album was not released in the US, the single "Somebody Help Me" was on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts for seven weeks and peaked at number 47 in July, 1967.

Steve Winwood – lead guitar, organ, lead vocals (except where noted)
Muff Winwood – bass
Spencer Davis – rhythm guitar, vocals (lead vocal on "Dust My Blues" & "Midnight Special")
Pete York – drums

Steve Winwood - Traffic, Blind Faith, Ginger Baker's Air Force, Go. And session works: Jimi Hendrix "Electric Ladyland" 68, "The Cry of Love" 71. Lou Reed "Berlin" 73. Robert Palmer "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley" 74. Jade Warrior "Waves" 75. George Harrison "George Harrison" 79. And more more more.
Muff Winwood - brother of Steve Winwood. Produced the first Dire Straits album and produced Sparks.
Spencer Davis - Spencer Davis Group and solo.

01. A1 Together 'Til The End Of Time (02:55)
02. A2 Take This Hurt Off Me (02:48)
03. A3 Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out (03:56)
04. A4 Midnight Special (02:16)
05. A5 When A Man Loves A Woman (03:11)
06. A6 When I Come Home (02:06)
07. B1 Mean Woman Blues (03:17)
08. B2 Dust My Blues (02:40)
09. B3 On The Green Light (03:09)
10. B4 Neighbour Neighbour (03:22)
11. B5 High Time Baby (02:45)
12. B6 Somebody Help Me (02:04)

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Yello - Stella (1985) (Vinyl)

Year: 29 January 1985 (LP 1985)
Label: Vertigo Records (Germany), LP 822 820-1
Style: Electronic
Country: Zurich, Switzerland
Time: 41:15
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 260 Mb

Stella is the fourth studio album by the Swiss electronic band Yello, first released in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on 29 January 1985, and in the UK and US in March 1985. It was the first album made by the band without founder member Carlos Per?n, and with his departure the remaining duo of Boris Blank and Dieter Meier began to move away from experimental electronic sounds towards a more commercial synthpop and cinematic soundtrack style. As well as becoming the first album ever by a Swiss group to top the Swiss album chart, it was the band's breakthrough album internationally, helped by the success of the song "Oh Yeah", which gained the band worldwide attention the following year after it was prominently featured in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and then a year later in The Secret of My Success. (Wikipedia)

Boris Blank (born 15 January 1952, in Zurich) – keyboards, programming, lead vocals on "Koladi-ola", background vocals on "Desire", "Oh Yeah", "Domingo", "Sometimes (Dr. Hirsch)" and "Let Me Cry"
Dieter Meier (born 4 March 1945, Zurich) – lead and background vocals
Thanks to: Rush Winters (vocals), Chico Hablas (guitars), Beat Ash (drums), Annie Hogan (Piano), Patia (Glassharp), 

Chart (1985):
Austrian Albums 23
German Albums 6
Swedish Albums 26
Swiss Albums 1
UK Albums 92

Matrix side A: 822 820 1 1Y-1 p 1985 670 04 1120, side B: 822 820 1 2Y-2 p 1985 670 04 1111

01. A1 Desire (03:44)
02. A2 Vicious Games (04:24)
03. A3 Oh Yeah (03:06)
04. A4 Desert Inn (03:35)
05. A5 Stalakdrama (03:03)
06. A6 Koladi-ola (Low Blow) (02:57)
07. B1 Domingo (04:34)
08. B2 Sometimes (Dr. Hirsch) (03:37)
09. B3 Let Me Cry (03:34)
10. B4 Ciel Ouvert (05:27)
11. B5 Angel No (03:08)

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Blind Faith - Blind Faith (1969) (Vinyl)

Year: August 1969 (LP 1969), Recorded 20 February – 24 June 1969
Label: RSO Records (Italy), 2479 176
Style: Classic Rock
Country: Ripley, Surrey, England
Time: 42:30
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 269 Mb

Blind Faith was an English blues rock band, composed of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. The band, which was one of the first super-groups, released their only album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. They were stylistically similar to the bands in which Winwood, Baker, and Clapton had most recently participated, Traffic and Cream. They helped to pioneer the genre of blues/rock fusion.

Eric Clapton – guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood – organ, bass, guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals, harmonica
Ginger Baker – percussion, drums
Ric Grech – bass, violin, vocals

01. A1 Had To Cry Today (08:54)
02. A2 Can't Find My Way Home (03:18)
03. A3 Well All Right (04:29)
04. A4 Presence Of The Lord (04:51)
05. B1 Sea Of Joy (05:26)
06. B2 Do What You Like (15:31)

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pavlov's Dog - Pampered Menial (1975) (Vinyl)

Year: April 4, 1975 (LP 1975)
Label: CBS Records (UK), CBS 80872
Style: Art Rock
Country: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Time: 34:06
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 224 Mb

The album features the band's original line-up, comprising David Surkamp, Steve Scorfina, Mike Safron, Rick Stockton, David Hamilton, Doug Rayburn and Siegfried Carver (born Richard Nadler). Carver left the band soon after the album was released. It was first released on ABC Records, debuting on the charts in early April. The LP was soon reissued by Columbia Records, whose version (with slightly different cover) entered the charts in mid-June, just after the ABC issue had dropped off the charts. Having both versions on sale in stores at nearly the same time may have confused buyers.

David Surkamp: vocals, rhythm guitar
Steve Scorfina: lead guitar
David Hamilton: organ, piano, synthesizer
Doug Rayburn: mellotron, flute
Siegfried Carver: violin, viola, Vitar
Rick Stockton: bass guitar
Mike Safron: drums, percussion

Recorded At – CBS Studios, New York
Mixed At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Matrix side A: CBS-S-80872-A1 ALLEN, side B: CBS-S-80872-B2

01. A1 Julia (03:12)
02. A2 Late November (03:14)
03. A3 Song Dance (05:01)
04. A4 Fast Gun (03:05)
05. A5 Natchez Trace (03:43)
06. B1 Theme From Subway Sue (04:26)
07. B2 Episode (04:09)
08. B3 Preludin (01:37)
09. B4 Of Once And Future Kings (05:36)

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Friday, November 24, 2017

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965) (Vinyl)

Year: 5 March 1965 (LP 2015)
Label: Sanctuary Records (Europe), 88875113241
Style: Garage Rock
Country: Muswell Hill, London, England
Time: 28:02
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 KHz
Size: 178 Mb

Kinda Kinks is the second studio album by English rock band The Kinks, released in 1965. Recorded and released within two weeks after returning from a tour in Asia, Ray Davies and the band were not satisfied with the production. The single "Tired of Waiting for You" was a #1 hit on the UK Singles Charts.

Ray Davies - lead vocals , rhythm guitar, piano
Dave Davies - lead guitar, lead vocals
Pete Quaife - bass guitar, backing vocals
Mick Avory - drums

01. A1 Look For Me Baby (02:17)
02. A2 Got My Feet On The Ground (02:17)
03. A3 Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl (02:49)
04. A4 Naggin' Woman (02:39)
05. A5 Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (02:03)
06. A6 Tired Of Waiting For You (02:33)
07. B1 Dancing In The Street (02:21)
08. B2 Don't Ever Change (02:26)
09. B3 Come On Now (01:50)
10. B4 So Long (02:12)
11. B5 You Shouldn't Be Sad (02:04)
12. B6 Something Better Beginning (02:25)

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Emerson Lake and Powell - Emerson Lake and Powell (1986) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1986 (LP 1987)
Label: Melodia Records (USSR), C60 26463 008
Style: Sympho-Pop Rock, Hard Rock
Country: UK
Time: 43:06
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 282 Mb

Emerson, Lake & Powell, sometimes abbreviated as ELPowell or ELP2, were an English progressive rock band, an offshoot or variant lineup of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, that released one official studio album in 1986.

01. A1 The Score (09:12)
02. A2 Learning To Fly (04:03)
03. A3 The Miracle (06:51)
04. B1 Touch And Go (03:40)
05. B2 Love Blind (03:10)
06. B3 Step Aside (03:48)
07. B4 Lay Down Your Guns (04:24)
08. B5 Mars, The Bringer Of War (07:55)

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Camel - The Snow Goose (1975) (Vinyl)

Year: 1975 (LP 1975)
Label: Decca Records, Gama Records (UK), SKL-R 5207
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: Guildford, Surrey, England
Time: 43:39
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 KHz
Size: 225 Mb

The band considered several novels on which to base their next album. For a time they settled on Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse, and some songs were written before the idea was abandoned in favour of Paul Gallico's novella The Snow Goose. The album's name, originally The Snow Goose was altered to Music Inspired by The Snow Goose to accommodate legal protests by Paul Gallico. The album was originally due to feature lyrics based on Gallico's text, but this was abandoned due to the copyright objections. The music was mostly written over a fortnight in a cottage in Devon, England.

Andrew Latimer – electric, acoustic and slide guitars, flute, vocals
Peter Bardens – organ, electric and acoustic piano, pipe organ, Minimoog
Doug Ferguson – bass, duffle coat
Andy Ward – drums, vibes, percussion

David Bedford – orchestral arrangements
Rhett Davies – recording engineer
Modula – sleeve design

01. A1 The Great Marsh (02:00)
02. A2 Rhayader (03:03)
03. A3 Rhayader Goes To Town (05:21)
04. A4 a. Sanctuary b. Fritha (02:31)
05. A5 The Snow Goose (03:08)
06. A6 a. Friendship b. Migration c. Rhayader Alone (05:43)
07. B1 Flight Of The Snow Goose (02:37)
08. B2 Preparation (03:56)
09. B3 Dunkirk (05:31)
10. B4 a. Epitaph b. Fritha Alone (03:40)
11. B5 La Princesse Perdue (04:53)
12. B6 The Great Marsh (01:11)

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) (Vinyl)

Year: 1984 (LP 1989)
Label: Balkanton Records (Bulgaria), BTA 11999
Style: Pop
Country: Bay City, Michigan, U.S
Time: 38:59
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 KHz
Size: 262 Mb

Like a Virgin was recorded and finished by September 1984, but the release of the album was held up, much to Madonna's frustration, by the continuing sales of her debut album, which was approaching two million sales in United States. Like a Virgin debuted at number 70 on the Billboard 200 issued for December 1, 1984. The album reached the top ten of the Billboard 200 on December 8, 1984, and after one month reached the top of the chart on February 9, 1985, where it stayed for three weeks. It also reached a peak of ten on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

01. A1 Material Girl (04:02)
02. A2 Angel (04:00)
03. A3 Like A Virgin (03:43)
04. A4 Over And Over (04:14)
05. A5 Dress You Up (04:03)
06. B1 Love Don't Live Here Anymore (04:50)
07. B2 Shoo-Bee-Doo (05:20)
08. B3 Pretender (04:35)
09. B4 Stay (04:07)

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