Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rainbow - Long Live Rock n Roll (1978) (Vinyl, Lossless)

Year: 1978 (LP 1978)
Label: Polydor Records (Germany), 2929097
Style: Hard Rock
Country: UK
Time: 39:48
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 253 Mb

Ritchie Blackmore – guitars, bass
Ronnie James Dio – lead vocals
Cozy Powell – drums, percussion
David Stone – keyboards on "Gates of Babylon", "Kill the King", "The Shed". Piano outro on "L.A. Connection"
Bob Daisley – bass on "Gates of Babylon", "Kill the King", and "Sensitive to Light"

01. A1 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll (04:25)
02. A2 Lady Of The Lake (03:40)
03. A3 Connection (05:02)
04. A4 Gates Of Babylon (06:51)
05. B1 Kill The King (04:31)
06. B2 The Shed (Subtle) (04:48)
07. B3 Sensitive To Light (03:08)
08. B4 Rainbow Eyes (07:20)

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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stackridge - Extravaganza (1974) (Vinyl, Lossless)

Year: 1974 (LP 1974)
Label: Rocket Record (UK), PIGL 11
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 42:43
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1
Size: 265 Mb

Extravaganza is the fourth album by the British rock group Stackridge. The album was produced by Tony Ashton at AIR Studios, London.
The album was originally released in the UK on Elton John's label, The Rocket Record Company. Stackridge was the first group signed to the new label.
A different version of the album was released by Sire Records in the U.S and Canada. This version removed two songs already released on Pinafore Days and added "Do The Stanley" from a UK single and "The Indifferent Hedgehog" from the UK album The Man In The Bowler Hat.
Singer and songwriter Gordon Haskell rehearsed with Stackridge for a short time during 1974. Though Haskell decided not to join Stackridge they did keep one of his songs in their repertoire and decided to record it for Extravaganza. Originally called Worms, the song was re-titled No One's More Important Than the Earthworm.
The song "Happy In The Lord", written by Phil Welton, was a cover of a song originally performed by the band Fat Grapple, and released by them as a single in 1975.

01. A1 Spin Round The Room (02:44)
02. A2 Grease Paint Smiles (04:05)
03. A3 The Volunteer (05:08)
04. A4 Highbury Incident (Rainy July Morning) (04:03)
05. A5 Benjamin's Giant Onion (04:04)
06. A6 Happy In The Lord (03:50)
07. B1 Rufus T. Firefly (04:51)
08. B2 No One's More Important Than The Earthworm (05:13)
09. B3 Pocket Billiards (04:04)
10. B4 Who's That Up There With Bill Stokes (04:36)

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Stackridge - The Man In The Bowler Hat (1974) (Vinyl, Lossless)

Year: 1974 (LP 1974)
Label: MCA Records (UK), MCG 3501
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 35:41
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 207 Mb

The Man In The Bowler Hat is the third album by the British rock group Stackridge. The album was produced by George Martin at AIR Studios, London and released in the UK by MCA Records. This was their highest charting album, peaking at number 23 in the UK Albums Chart.
A different version of the album was released by Sire Records in the US and Canada under the title Pinafore Days. The US album removed two songs and replaced them with two others (produced by Tony Ashton) from the UK version of the next Stackridge album Extravaganza. Pinafore Days was the only US chart entry for Stackridge, reaching number 191 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
1st Press. Matrix Side A: MCG 3501 A-1, Side B: MCG 3501  B-1

01. A1 Fundamentally Yours (02:38)
02. A2 Pinafore Days (02:38)
03. A3 The Last Plimsoll (04:35)
04. A4 To The Sun And Moon (02:57)
05. A5 The Road To Venezuela (04:50)
06. B1 The Galloping Gaucho (02:50)
07. B2 Humiliation (03:36)
08. B3 Dangerous Bacon (02:45)
09. B4 The Indifferent Hedgehog (03:17)
10. B5 God Speed The Plough (05:30)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Stackridge - Stackridge (1971) (Vinyl, Lossless)

Year: 1971 (LP 1971)
Label: MCA Records (UK), MDKS 8002
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 50:38
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 315 Mb

Stackridge is the 1971 debut album by the English group Stackridge. It was one of the first releases on the MCA Records label in the U.K. It first appeared on CD in 1997. The Stackridge style is rather hard to categorize. According to the liner notes of the Demon Records CD the group claimed a wide range of influences including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Syd Barrett, Robin Williamson, The Marx Brothers, Flanders and Swan, Bing Crosby, Tom Lehrer, Gilbert & Sullivan, Frederick Delius, J.S. Bach and Igor Stravinsky.
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.
"Dora the Female Explorer" was the only single released from the album and sounds like it must have been the inspiration for the children's television show Dora the Explorer. The real reason for the similarity in title is not fully known. Lyricists Andy Cresswell-Davis and James Warren had hoped to adapt six of the album's songs into a cartoon-book for children but, unfortunately, the project was never completed.
Matrix Side A: 7-LNMG-242-2L, Side B: 7-LNMG-243-2L

01. A1 Grande Piano (03:22)
02. A2 Percy The Penguin (03:41)
03. A3 The Three Legged Table (06:52)
04. A4 Dora The Female Explorer (03:48)
05. A5 Essence Of Porphyry (08:06)
06. B1 Marigold Conjunction (05:03)
07. B2 32 West Mall (02:24)
08. B3 Marzo Plod (03:08)
09. B4 Slark (14:10)

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Stackridge - Friendliness (1972) (Vinyl)

Year: 1972 (LP 1973)
Label: MCA Records (USA), MCA-308
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 41:35
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 260 Mb

Stackridge Lemon was formed from the remains of Grytpype Thynne by Andy Davis and James "Crun" Walter during 1969 in the Bristol/Bath area of the UK. After initial experimentation, the word Lemon was dropped from the band's name. The band played its first London gig at The Temple in Wardour Street on 6 February 1970. Stackridge were the opening and closing act at the first Glastonbury Festival between 19 September and 20 September 1970. During 1970 the band shared a communal flat as their headquarters at 32, West Mall in Clifton, Bristol, the address of which Davis and Warren later used as the title of a song which appeared on the debut album.
During 1971 Stackridge began serious gigging, although Crun left to take up bricklaying. The group (Davis, Warren, Bent, Evans, Slater) embarked on a UK tour supporting Wishbone Ash. Later in the year they signed to MCA Records and recorded their first album Stackridge, at De Lane Lea Studios, London. They toured the UK as headliners with Renaissance supporting and played their first John Peel session for the BBC, which included a version of The Beatles' Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown).

01. A1 Lummy Days (03:22)
02. A2 Friendliness (Part 1) (02:28)
03. A3 Anyone For Tennis (02:32)
04. A4 There Is No Refuge (03:23)
05. A5 Syracuse The Elephant (08:46)
06. B1 Amazingly Agnes (03:31)
07. B2 Father Frankenstein Is Behind Your Pillow (03:36)
08. B3 Keep On Clucking (04:04)
09. B4 Story Of My Heart (02:01)
10. B5 Friendliness (Part 2) (01:56)
11. B6 Teatime (05:50)


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