Thursday, July 20, 2017

Status Quo - Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon (1970) (CD)

Year: 1970 (LP 1989)
Label: Castle Music (USA), CLACD169
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 41:48
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 255 Mb

"Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon" is the third album by English rock band Status Quo. It was the first album by the band to leave behind their early psychedelic sound and begin experimenting with the hard rock style which remains their signature sound, as well as the last album to feature keyboardist Roy Lynes. The new album was released in August 1970, and failed to chart.

Francis Rossi (born 29 May 1949) - guitar, vocals
Rick Parfitt (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) - guitar, vocals
Alan Lancaster (born 7 February 1949) - bass, guitar, vocals
John Coghlan (19 September 1946) - drums
Roy Lynes (born 25 October 1943) - organ

01. Spinning Wheel Blues (03:20)
02. Daughter (03:01)
03. Everything (02:38)
04. Shy Fly (03:49)
05. (April) Spring, Summer and Wednesdays (04:13)
06. Junior's Wailing (03:34)
07. Lakky Lady (03:16)
08. Need Your Love (04:46)
09. Lazy Poker Blues (03:34)
10. Is It Really Me-Gotta Go Home (09:31)

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Status Quo - Dog Of Two Head (1971) (CD)

Year: 1971 (LP 1990)
Label: Castle Music (USA), CMAR620
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 55:30
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 350 Mb

Dog of Two Head is a 1971 rock album by Status Quo released by Pye Records, their fourth studio album. At the time of recording, the band consisted of Francis Rossi (credited on the sleeve as Mike Rossi), Rick Parfitt (credited as Ritchie Parfitt), Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan (credited as John Coughlan).
March 1971 saw the new four-man lineup of the band release another non-album single: a Rossi/Young song called "Tune to the Music". The single was not a hit. The band then set to work writing and recording a new album. A couple of the songs, such as the opening track "Umleitung" (German for 'diversion') had been written as far back as 1970.
In November 1971 the album was released.
A single from the album, Rossi and Young's "Mean Girl", was to become a UK #20 hit some time later, in April 1973, after they had their third top ten British hit single with "Paper Plane", from their next album Piledriver.
(Wikipedia)

Francis Rossi (born 29 May 1949) - guitar, vocals
Rick Parfitt (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) - guitar, piano, vocals
Alan Lancaster (born 7 February 1949) - bass, guitar, vocals
John Coghlan (19 September 1946) - drums

01. Umleitung (07:11)
02. Nanana (00:52)
03. Something's Going On In My Head (04:45)
04. Mean Girl (03:54)
05. Nanana (01:13)
06. Gerdundula (03:50)
07. Railroad (05:29)
08. Someone's Learning (07:09)
09. Nanana (02:30)
10. Tune To the Music (unrel. ver.) (03:36)
11. Good Thinking (Batman) (unrel. ver.) (03:40)
12. Time To Fly (04:18)
13. Nanana (unrel. ver.) (02:58)
14. Mean Girl (unrel. ver.) (03:59)

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Status Quo - Piledriver (1972) (CD)

Year: 1972 (LP 1990)
Label: Repertoire Records (Germany), REP 4119-WP
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 48:08
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 264 Mb

Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 and Status Quo in 1969.
They have had over 60 chart hits in the UK, more than any other rock band, including "Pictures of Matchstick Men" in 1968, "Whatever You Want" in 1979 and "In the Army Now" in 1986 and 2010. Twenty-two of these reached the Top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. In July 1985 the band opened Live Aid at Wembley Stadium with "Rockin' All Over the World". In 1991, Status Quo received a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

Francis Rossi (born 29 May 1949) - guitar, lead vocals on tracks 1, 3, 6, co-lead vocals on track 2
Rick Parfitt (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) - guitar, piano, organ, lead vocals on tracks 4, 5, 7, co-lead vocals on track 2
Alan Lancaster (born 7 February 1949) - bass, 12 string acoustic guitar, lead vocals on track 8
John Coghlan (19 September 1946) - drums, percussion

Additional personnel:
Bob Young (born 16 May 1945) - Harmonica on 'Roadhouse Blues'
Jimmy Horowitz - Piano on 'Roadhouse Blues'

01. Donґt Waste My Time (04:23)
02. O Baby (04:41)
03. A Year (05:51)
04. Unspoken Words (05:12)
05. Big Fat Mama (05:57)
06. Paper Plane (03:02)
07. All The Reasons (03:42)
08. Roadhouse Blues (07:33)
09. Joanne (b-side of 'Caroline') (04:10)
10. Lonely Night (b-side of 'Break The Rules') (03:32)

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) (Vinyl)

Year: 1971 (LP 1971)
Label: Chrysalis Records (UK), Island records, ILPS 9158
Style: Rock, Art Rock
Country: Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England
Time: 34:59
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 198 Mb

Broken Barricades is the fifth studio album by British rock band Procol Harum, released in 1971. It was Robin Trower's last album with Procol Harum before his solo career.
The album features a tribute to Jimi Hendrix ("Song for a Dreamer") written by Robin Trower and Keith Reid. Trower and Reid were stunned by Hendrix's death at the age of only 27.
(Wikipedia)
Album Charts: Danish Albums Chart - 5, Billboard 200 - 32, UK Albums Chart - 41.

Gary Brooker – piano and vocals
Chris Copping – Hammond organ and bass guitar
Robin Trower – guitar and lead vocals on tracks 6 and 8
BJ Wilson – drums
Keith Reid – words

01. A1 Simple Sister (05:48)
02. A2 Broken Barricades (03:12)
03. A3 Memorial Drive (03:47)
04. A4 Luskus Delph (03:45)
05. B1 Power Failure (04:31)
06. B2 Song for a Dreamer (05:40)
07. B3 Playmate of the Mouth (05:05)
08. B4 Poor Mohammed (03:08)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Rick Wakeman - The Myths and Legends Of King Arthur (1975) (Vinyl 1st press)

Year: 1975 (LP 1975 1st Press)
Label: A & M Records (UK), AMLH 64515
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: Perivale, London (18 May 1949)
Time: 44:40
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 263 Mb

The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the third solo album from the English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released in April 1975 on A&M Records. His second concept album, it is based on the legend of King Arthur and various figures and events associated with him. After he suffered from a heart attack, Wakeman started to write the album during his recovery in hospital. Wakeman recorded with the New World Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir, and his five-piece band, the English Rock Ensemble.
King Arthur received mostly positive reviews, though some labelled it a symbol of progressive rock excess. It reached No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 21 on the US Billboard 200. It was certified Gold in the US, Brazil, Japan, and Australia.
(Wikipedia)

Rick Wakeman – synthesisers, keyboards, grand piano
Gary Pickford-Hopkins – lead vocals
Ashley Holt – lead vocals
Geoffrey Crampton – lead and acoustic guitars
Roger Newell – bass guitar
Barney James – drums
John Hodgson – percussion
New World Orchestra, English Chamber Choir

01. A1 Arthur (07:26)
02. A2 Lady Of The Lake (00:46)
03. A3 Guinevere (06:44)
04. A4 Sir Lancelot And The Black Knight (05:22)
05. B1 Merlin The Magician (08:51)
06. B2 Sir Galahad (05:51)
07. B3 The Last Battle (09:38)

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Gillan and Glover - Accidentally On Purpose (1988) (Vinyl)

Year: 1988 (LP 1988)
Label: Virgin Records (UK), V 2498
Style: Hard Rock
Country: Chiswick, London, England / Brecon, Powys, Wales
Time: 40:30
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 278 Mb

Accidentally on Purpose is an album by Deep Purple members Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, released in February 1988 on Virgin Records. The track "Lonely Avenue" appeared on the soundtrack to "Rain Man" featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The track "Telephone Box" reached No. 15 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
(Wikipedia)

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01. A1 Clouds And Rain (03:58)
02. A2 Evil Eye (04:11)
03. A3 She Took My Breath Away (04:33)
04. A4 Dislocated (03:23)
05. A5 Via Miami (04:57)
06. B1 I Can't Dance To That (04:23)
07. B2 Can't Believe You Wanna Leave (03:09)
08. B3 Lonely Avenue (03:06)
09. B4 Telephone Box (05:15)
10. B5 I Thought No (03:31)

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (1983) (Vinyl)

Year: 1983 (LP 1983, ? 1st press)
Label: Harvest, EMI Records (Germany), 1C 064-65042
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 42:54
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 251 Mb

It was Pink Floyd's last studio album to include founding member, bass guitarist and songwriter Roger Waters, and their only album on which he alone is credited for writing and composition. It was also the only Pink Floyd album that does not feature keyboardist Richard Wright. Waters originally planned The Final Cut as a soundtrack album for the 1982 film Pink Floyd – The Wall. With the onset of the Falklands War, he rewrote it as a concept album, exploring what he considered the betrayal of his father, who died serving in the Second World War. Waters sings most of the lyrics; lead guitarist David Gilmour provides lead vocals on only one track. The packaging, also designed by Waters, reflects the album's war theme.
(Wikipedia)
Roger Waters – lead vocals, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, rhythm guitar, synthesizers, tape effects
David Gilmour – lead and rhythm guitars, co-lead vocals on "Not Now John", additional backing vocals
Nick Mason – drums, tape effects
Ray Cooper – percussion

01. A1 The Post War Dream (02:52)
02. A2 Your Possible Pasts (04:30)
03. A3 One Of The Few (01:19)
04. A4 The Hero's Return (02:57)
05. A5 The Gunner's Dream (05:04)
06. A6 Paranoid Eyes (03:36)
07. B1 Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert (01:15)
08. B2 The Fletcher Memorial Home (04:12)
09. B3 Southampton Dock (02:10)
10. B4 The Final Cut (04:41)
11. B5 Not Now John (05:02)
12. B6 Two Suns In The Sunset (05:09)

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