Monday, October 16, 2017

Stackridge - Stackridge (1971) (Vinyl)

Year: 1971 (LP 1971)
Label: MCA Records (UK), MDKS 8002
Style: Rock, Folk Rock
Country: Bristol, England
Time: 50:13
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 296 Mb

The album was recorded on 16-track equipment at De Lane Lea Studios, London, between March and April 1971 with recording engineer Martin Birch. It was produced by Fritz Freyer. Deep Purple were in the studio next door working on their album Fireball.
The album contains the original version of "Slark" which was later re-recorded in a much shorter version for a single. "Slark" was the highlight of many concerts, combining folk and progressive rock elements to create the first Stackridge epic.

Andy Cresswell-Davis - electric and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals, piano, harmonium
James Warren - electric and acoustic basses, lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Michael Evans - violin, backing vocals
Michael "Mutter" Slater - flute, backing vocals
Billy "Sparkle" Bent - drums, triangle
recording engineer - Martin Birch

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Muck – Muck 2 (1979) (Vinyl)

Year: 1979 (LP 1979)
Label: AMIGA Records, German Democratic Republic (GDR), 8 55 639
Style: Pop, Schlager
Country: German Democratic Republic (GDR)
Time: 37:06
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 219 Mb

Hartmut Schulze-Gerlach ist einer der S?hne der Schriftstellerin Tine Schulze-Gerlach (1920–2011). Er wuchs in Radebeul auf. Nachdem er als gelernter Betonbauer zun?chst in verschiedenen Berufen wie Kraftfahrer, Winzer, Brieftr?ger und Hafenarbeiter und in Musikgruppen t?tig war, wurde er ?ber die Peter-Baptist-Combo zum S?nger und Komponisten.
1973 trat er in den Gerd Michaelis Chor ein. Als Solist hatte er unter dem Pseudonym Muck, seinem Spitznamen aus Kindertagen, den Hit Isabell. 1976 verlie? er den Gerd-Michaelis-Chor.
Am 1. Dezember 1976 gr?ndete er den Chor Cantus. Zum Ensemble geh?rten die S?ngerinnen Tina Lenz, Gisela Klesch, Silvia Kottas, Evelin Merzdorf und die S?nger Benno Penssler, Vladi Slezak, Jens Hoh?user und Norbert Wolf.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 Ohne Ein Wort (03:28)
02. A2 Bruder Tom (03:48)
03. A3 July (02:44)
04. A4 Leb' Wohl, Madeleine (03:21)
05. A5 Erinnerung (02:57)
06. A6 So Geht Wieder Mal Ein Tag Zur Ruh (02:14)
07. B1 Kleine Marita (03:10)
08. B2 Am Ball (03:16)
09. B3 Eh' Der Morgen Graut (04:10)
10. B4 Nun Geht Ein Jahr Zu Ende (03:50)
11. B5 Ich Spure Deine Nahe (04:04)

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Hollies - For Certain Because (Stop Stop Stop) (1966) (Vinyl)

Year: 9 December 1966 (LP 1988)
Label: BGO Records (UK), BGO LP9
Style: Rock
Country: Manchester, England
Time: 31:58
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 216 Mb

For Certain Because is the fifth UK album by The Hollies and their second released in 1966. This was the first Hollies album in which all the songs were written by members Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks, and the first on which they did not use the pseudonym "Ransford". This was also the first Hollies album recorded with new bassist Bernie Calvert.
(Wikipedia)

Allan Clarke — vocals, harmonica
Tony Hicks — lead guitar, vocals
Graham Nash — rhythm guitar, vocals
Bobby Elliott — drums
Bernie Calvert — bass guitar except on "Don't Even Think About Changing", piano
Eric Haydock — bass guitar on "Don't Even Think About Changing"
Mike Vickers — orchestral arrangements on "High Classed", "What Went Wrong" and "Crusader"

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Family - Fearless (1971) (Vinyl)

Year: 29 October 1971 (LP ????)
Label: Teldec Import Service Records (Germany), TIS 8103
Style: Rock, Progressive rock
Country: Leicester, England
Time: 37:59
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 226 Mb

After completing their second US tour in mid 1971, John Weider left the band and was replaced by John Wetton on bass and vocals . The band's direction was notably changed with Wetton bringing along his trademark propulsive performance style, as evidenced on the album opener "Between Blue and Me". After only a year and one more album, Wetton left to join the latest line-up of King Crimson and was replaced by Jim Cregan. Fearless was the first Family album to chart in the United States, reaching #177 on the Billboard 200 in March 1972, and staying on the charts for 7 weeks.

Highest chart position (UK) - #14
Highest chart position (USA) - #177 (Billboard)
(This was Family's first appearance on the Billboard charts in the U.S.)

Roger Chapman (born 8 April 1942) – lead vocals, guitars, percussion
Charlie Whitney (born 24 June 1944) – guitars, mandolin, percussion
John "Poli" Palmer (born 26 May 1943) – keyboards, backing vocals, vibes, flute, percussion
John Wetton (12 June 1949 – 31 January 2017) – bass, backing vocals, guitars, contracts, keyboards
Rob Townsend (born 7 July 1947) – drums, paiste cymbals, percussion

01. A1 Between Blue And Me (05:00)
02. A2 Sat'd'y Barfly (03:57)
03. A3 Larf And Sing (02:46)
04. A4 Spanish Tide (04:00)
05. A5 Save Some For Thee (03:40)
06. B1 Take Your Partners (06:23)
07. B2 Children (02:19)
08. B3 Crinkly Grin (01:05)
09. B4 Blind (04:03)
10. B5 Burning Bridges (04:43)

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Uriah Heep - Look at Yourself (1971) (Vinyl)

Year: October 1971 (LP 1971)
Label: Mercury Records (USA), SRM-1-614
Style: Hard Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 41:06
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 262 Mb

Characterized as heavy metal and progressive rock, the album has come to be viewed as a high point in the band's career, and is today regarded by many fans and critics as Uriah Heep's finest album along with Demons and Wizards, released the following year. The title track and "July Morning" were released as singles in the UK and North America in 1971 and 1973, respectively.
"Look at Yourself" was the last album to feature founding bassist Paul Newton.

Ken Hensley (born 24 August 1945) – Organ, piano, guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Mick Box (born 9 June 1947) – Lead guitar, acoustic guitar
David Byron (29 January 1947 – 28 February 1985) - Lead vocals (Except "Look at Yourself": Ken Hensley - lead vocals)
Paul Newton (born 21 February 1948) – Bass guitar
Iain Clark (20 August 1946) – Drums

01. A1 Look At Yourself (05:09)
02. A2 I Wanna Be Free (03:59)
03. A3 July Morning (10:28)
04. B1 Tears In My Eyes (04:59)
05. B2 Shadows Of Grief (08:38)
06. B3 What Should Be Done (04:13)
07. B4 Love Machine (03:37)

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vanilla Fudge - Near The Beginning (1969) (Vinyl)

Year: February 1969 (LP 1981)
Label: ATCO Records (UK), K 40075
Style: Rock
Country: Long Island, New York
Time: 43:45
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 255 Mb

"Near the Beginning" is the fourth album by the American psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge. It was released early 1969 and featured a cover of the Jr. Walker & the All Stars song "Shotgun".
The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard album charts in March 1969.

Carmine Appice (born December 15, 1946) - drums, vocals
Tim Bogert (born August 27, 1944) - bass guitar, vocals
Vince Martell (born November 11, 1945) - guitar, vocals
Mark Stein (born March 11, 1947) - lead vocals, keyboards
Producer – Vanilla Fudge

01. A1 Shotgun (06:08)
02. A2 Some Velvet Morning (07:31)
03. A3 Where Is Happiness (06:52)
04. B1 Break Song (23:12)

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance (1968) (Vinyl)

Year: June 1968 (LP 1974)
Label: Midi Records (UK), MID 30043
Style: Rock
Country: Long Island, New York
Time: 41:11
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 215 Mb

Renaissance (Atco Records catalog no. [SD] 33-244; originally available in both mono and stereo) is the third album by rock band Vanilla Fudge, released in June 1968. It was their first album to feature mostly original material, with five of its seven tracks penned by band members.
In addition to the band's original songs, Renaissance also included "The Spell That Comes After" (written by Frank Zappa's and Herb Cohen's protege Essra Mohawk, but erroneously credited on original pressings of the LP to Zappa's art director Cal Schenkel), and a cover version of "Season of the Witch", originally written and performed by Scottish folk singer Donovan. The band also interpolates lyrics from a second Essra Mohawk song, "We Never Learn", into their rendition of "Season of the Witch".
Renaissance peaked at #20 on the Billboard album charts in July 1968.

Carmine Appice (born December 15, 1946) - drums, vocals
Tim Bogert (born August 27, 1944) - bass guitar, vocals
Vince Martell (born November 11, 1945) - guitar, vocals
Mark Stein (born March 11, 1947) - lead vocals, keyboards

01. A1 The Sky Cried - When I Was A Boy (07:37)
02. A2 Thoughts (03:32)
03. A3 Paradise (06:02)
04. A4 That's What Makes A Man (04:26)
05. B1 The Spell That Comes After (04:30)
06. B2 Faceless People (06:06)
07. B3 Season Of The Witch (08:55)

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Robert Palmer - Heavy Nova (1988) (Vinyl)

Year: 22 June 1988 (LP 19??)
Label: HMV Records (India ???), EMD 1007
Style: Pop
Country: Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Time: 38:39
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 255 Mb

Heavy Nova is the ninth solo studio album by Robert Palmer, released in 1988. His first album for EMI Records after a 15-year association with Island Records (both with Vinegar Joe and as a solo artist), it followed Palmer's very popular album Riptide.
Heavy Nova continued Palmer's popularity with the single "Simply Irresistible", which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US. The name Heavy Nova derives from Palmer's love of both heavy metal and bossa nova rhythms.
The album was recorded at Logic Studios, Milan, Italy and Compass Point Studios Bahamas.
The album peaked at No. 13 in the US, No. 17 in the UK and No. 15 in The Netherlands. The album was certified US Platinum by RIAA in November 1988 and UK Gold by BPI in November 1988. It remains Palmer's second most successful album worldwide, behind his 1985 album Riptide.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 Simply Irresistible (04:15)
02. A2 More Than Ever (03:28)
03. A3 Change His Ways (02:59)
04. A4 Disturbing Behaviour (03:47)
05. A5 Early in the Morning (04:41)
06. B1 It Could Happen to You (02:32)
07. B2 She Makes My Day (04:23)
08. B3 Between Us (04:49)
09. B4 Casting a Spell (03:54)
10. B5 Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming (03:46)

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Leo Sayer - Leo Sayer Sings (1979) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1979 (LP 1980)
Label: Melodia Records (Russia), C 60-13007-08
Style: Pop
Country: 21 May 1948, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, U.K.
Time: 45:25
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 263 Mb

Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948) is a British-born singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades. He is now an Australian citizen and resident.
Sayer launched his career in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and became a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970s. His first seven hit singles in the United Kingdom all reached the Top 10 – a feat first registered by his first manager, Adam Faith. His songs have been sung by other notable artists, including Cliff Richard ("Dreaming").
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 When I Need You (04:06)
02. A2 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (03:39)
03. A3 Raining In My Heart (03:11)
04. A4 How Much Love (03:31)
05. A5 Dancing The Night (04:17)
06. A6 Thunder In My Heart (03:33)
07. A7 I Can't Stop Loving You (03:24)
08. B1 Hold On To My Love (03:04)
09. B2 Easy To Love (03:42)
10. B3 Train (03:47)
11. B4 Let It Be (03:36)
12. B5 Long Tall Glasses (03:01)
13. B6 There Isn't Anything (02:29)

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Justin Hayward - Classic Blue (1989) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: October 4, 1989 (LP 1992)
Label: SNC Records (Russia), C90 32481
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England
Time: 41:39
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 231 Mb

Classic Blue is the fourth solo studio album by The Moody Blues member Justin Hayward. Classic Blue was released in 1989 by Trax Records (later re-released on Castle Music Records in 1994), and features Mike Batt, who also produced the album, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The album includes cover versions of many hit songs, such as The Beatles' "Blackbird", and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." It also includes a re-recorded version of "Forever Autumn," a song from Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, in which Hayward originally sang lead vocals.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 The Tracks Of My Tears (Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin, Warren Moore) (03:17)
02. A2 Blackbird (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) (02:32)
03. A3 God Only Knows (Brian Wilson, Tony Asher) (03:30)
04. A4 Bright Eyes (Mike Batt) (03:53)
05. A5 A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Keith Reid, Gary Brooker) (04:27)
06. A6 Railway Hotel (Mike Batt) (03:19)
07. B1 Scarborough Fair (Traditional; arranged by Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel) (04:15)
08. B2 Man Of The World (Peter Green) (03:28)
09. B3 Forever Autumn (Paul Vigrass, Gary Osborne, Jeff Wayne) (05:14)
10. B4 Stairway To Heaven (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) (07:40)

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