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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Friday, September 15, 2017

Fanny - Fanny Hill (1972) (Vinyl)

Year: 1972 (LP 1972)
Label: Reprise Records (UK), K44174
Style: Rock
Country: United States
Time: 41:19
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 255 Mb

Sisters June Millington (born April 14, 1948, Manila, Philippines) and Jean Millington (born May 25, 1949, Manila, Philippines) moved with their family from the Philippines to Sacramento, California in 1961. In high school they formed an all-girl band called the Svelts with June on guitar, Jean on bass, Addie Lee on guitar, and Brie Brandt on drums. Brandt was later replaced by Alice de Buhr (born September 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa). When the Svelts disbanded, de Buhr and Lee formed another all-female group called Wild Honey. The Millington sisters later joined this band, which played Motown covers and eventually moved to Los Angeles.
(Wikipedia)
Years before the Runaways or the Go-Go’s, there was pioneering “chick rock” band, Fanny. Fanny was formed in 1969 by teenaged guitarist-singer June Millington, with her sister Jean and drummer Alice de Buhr, as “Wild Honey.” When Nickey Barclay, a keyboard player who toured with Joe Cocker’s infamous “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” group joined them, the band was renamed “Fanny.” In the UK, where the word means “vagina” and not “butt” like it does in the USA, Fanny were thought to be quite outrageous by radio programmers. More outrageous than I think they intended.
(Dangerousminds_net)
20 Rock Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s That You Never Heard. We praised them 40 years ago — and you should listen to them today!
("Rolling Stone" Magazine)

Jean Millington: bass guitar, vocals
June Millington: guitar, vocals
Nickey Barclay: keyboards, vocals
Alice de Buhr: drums, vocals

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Deep Purple - Singles A's and B's (1978) (Vinyl)

Year: 1978 (LP 1983)
Label: Balkanton Records (Bulgaria), BTA 11244
Style: Hard Rock
Country: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Time: 47:35
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 272 Mb

Personnel side A:
Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Rod Evans - lead vocals
Jon Lord - organ, keyboards, backing vocals
Ian Paice - drums
Nick Simper - bass, backing vocals

Personnel side B:
Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Ian Gillan - vocals
Roger Glover - bass
Jon Lord - keyboards, Hammond organ
Ian Paice - drums

01. A1 Hush (04:20)
02. A2 One More Rainy Day (03:40)
03. A3 Emmaretta (03:00)
04. A4 Wring That Neck (05:13)
05. A5 Hallelujah (03:43)
06. A6 April Part 1 (03:56)
07. B1 Black Night (03:28)
08. B2 Speed King (04:26)
09. B3 Strange Kind Of Woman (03:52)
10. B4 I'm Alone (03:07)
11. B5 Demon's Eye (05:21)
12. B6 Fireball (03:24)

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Blackfeather - At the Mountains of Madness (1971) CD

Year: Apr. 1971 (CD 2002)
Label: Akarma Records (Italy), AK 223
Style: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock
Country: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Time: 41:10
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 251 Mb

Blackfeather are an Australian rock group which formed in April 1970. The band has had numerous line-ups, mostly fronted by founding lead singer, Neale Johns. An early heavy rock version recorded their debut album, At the Mountains of Madness (April 1971), which peaked at number seven on the Go-Set Top 20 Albums chart. It provided the single, "Seasons of Change" (May 1971), which was co-written by Johns with lead guitarist, John Robinson. In July 1972 a piano-based line-up led by Johns issued an Australian number-one single, "Boppin' the Blues", which is a cover version of the Carl Perkins' 1956 single.
On this album was a song that was to become not only a hit for two different bands, but also proved to be the catalyst for another major problem within the band. The song “Seasons of Change” was recorded using a couple of musicians from the band Fraternity, Bon Scott and keyboardist John Bissett. Bon had sung some backing vocals and had played recorder on the track. He loved the song and asked could he record it with Fraternity. A deal was eventually struck that allowed Fraternity to record it and release it as a single on the understanding that Blackfeather would not release their version in competition.

01. At The Mountains Of Madness (03:33)
02. On This day That I Die (04:00)
03. Seasons Of Change Part 1 (03:53)
04. Mangos Theme Part 2 (08:07)
05. Long Legged Lovely (07:35)
06. The Rat (Suite) (14:00)

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

John Entwistle (The Who) - Smash Your Head Against the Wall (1971) CD

Year: May 1971 (CD 2005)
Label: Sanctuary Records (USA)
Style: Rock
Country: Chiswick, London, England
Time: 78:26
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 432 Mb

John Alec Entwistle (9 October 1944 – 27 June 2002) was an English bassist, songwriter, singer, and film and music producer. In a music career that spanned more than 40 years, Entwistle was best known as the original bass guitarist for the English rock band The Who. He was the only member of the band to have formal musical training. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Who in 1990.
(Wikipedia)

01. My Size (03:46)
02. Pick Me Up (Big Chicken) (03:44)
03. What Are We Doing Here? (03:50)
04. What Kind Of People Are They? (02:44)
05. Heaven And Hell (04:55)
06. Ted End (02:37)
07. You're Mine (04:38)
08. No. 29 (Eternal Youth) (05:37)
09. I Believe In Everything (03:11)
10. Cinnamon Girl (03:05)
11. It's Hard To Write A Love Song (Demo) (04:54)
12. The Haunted Can Be Free (Demo) (03:54)
13. World Behind My Face (Demo) (04:56)
14. My Size (Early Take) (03:50)
15. What Kind Of People Are They? (Demo) (02:55)
16. Pick Me Up (Big Chicken) (Demo) (03:08)
17. No. 29 (Eternal Youth) (Demo) (04:38)
18. Ted End (Demo) (01:56)

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Suzi Quatro - If You Knew Suzi (1978) (Vinyl)

Year: 1978 (LP 1983)
Label: Balkanton Records (Bulgaria), BTA 11048
Style: Glam Rock
Country: (June 3, 1950) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Time: 37:51
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 251 Mb

Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro (born June 3, 1950) is an American-born rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
In the 1970s, Quatro scored a string of hit singles that found greater success in European and Australian territories than in her homeland. She reached no. 1 in the UK and other European countries and Australia with her singles "Can the Can" (1973) and "Devil Gate Drive" (1974). Following a recurring role as bass player Leather Tuscadero on the popular American sitcom Happy Days, her duet "Stumblin' In" with Smokie's lead singer Chris Norman reached No. 4 in the US.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 Don't Change My Luck (03:41)
02. A2 Tired Of Waiting (03:30)
03. A3 Suicide (04:06)
04. A4 Evie (04:35)
05. A5 The Race Is On (04:01)
06. B1 If You Can't Give Me Love (03:53)
07. B2 Breakdown (03:25)
08. B3 Non-Citizen (03:19)
09. B4 Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo (03:25)
10. B5 Wiser Than You (03:52)

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Friday, September 1, 2017

The Beatles - Love Songs (1977) (Vinyl 2xLP)

Year: 21 October 1977 (LP 1982)
Label: Balkanton Records (Bulgaria), BTA 1141/42
Style: Classic Rock
Country: Liverpool, England
Time: 31:15, 46:54
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 184, 171 Mb

Love Songs is a compilation album that comprises love songs recorded by the Beatles between 1962 and 1970. It was released by Capitol Records in the United States on 21 October 1977 (catalogue number SKBL-11711) and on Parlophone in the United Kingdom on 19 November 1977 (PCSP 721). The compilation peaked at #24 in Billboard's Top LPs & Tape chart during a 31-week stay that began on 12 November 1977. The RIAA certified the album with sales of three million units in 2000 even though the compilation was deleted in the late 1980s. The New Zealand release followed the US release with cat. no. and pressing plates, and was released on 2 different EMI labels.
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01. A1 Yesterday (02:05)
02. A2 I'll Follow The Sun (01:50)
03. A3 I Need You (02:28)
04. A4 Girl (02:28)
05. A5 In My Life (02:27)
06. A6 Words Of Love (02:02)
07. A7 Here, There And Everywhere (02:22)
08. B1 Something (03:00)
09. B2 And I Love Her (02:30)
10. B3 If I Feel (02:19)
11. B4 I'll Be Back (02:21)
12. B5 Tell Me What You See (02:38)
13. B6 Yes It Is (02:39)

01. C1 Michelle (02:41)
02. C2 It's Only Love (01:56)
03. C3 You're Going To Lose That Girl (02:16)
04. C4 Every Little Thing (02:03)
05. C5 For No One (02:00)
06. C6 She's Leaving Home (03:36)
07. D1 The Long And Winding Road (03:34)
08. D2 This Boy (02:13)
09. D3 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (02:04)
10. D4 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (02:08)
11. D5 I Will (01:47)
12. D6 P.S. I Love You (02:01)

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Deep Purple - Made In Japan (1972) (+Bonus CD)

Year: 15-17 August 1972 (CD 1998)
Label: Warner Bros. Records (USA), R2 75623
Style: Hard Rock (Live)
Country: Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Time: 76:19, 21:45
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 486, 168 Mb

Made in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple, recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972. It was originally released in December 1972, with a US release in April 1973, and became a commercial and critical success.

01. Highway Star (06:43)
02. Child in Time (12:17)
03. Smoke on the Water (07:36)
04. The Mule (09:28)
05. Strange Kind of Woman (09:52)
06. Lazy (10:27)
07. Space Truckin' (19:54)

Bonus CD:
01. Black Night (06:17)
02. Speed King (07:24)
03. Lucille (08:03)

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