Saturday, November 28, 2015

Barclay James Harvest - Baby James Harvest (1972) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1972 (LP 1972)
Label: EMI Records, Harvest Records (UK), SHSP 4023
Style: Art-Rock
Country: UK
Time: 37:28
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 243 Mb

The "baby" theme was the idea of Ian Cassie, one of the band's managers at the time. The photographer was Julian Cottrell, and the baby was his daughter, Boo! The title came from the finished artwork, although it is probably also a jokey reference to James Taylor's classic album from 1970, Sweet Baby James. Original copies have an inner sleeve listing the performers on each song, which is absent from later reissues.
Matrix side A: SHSP 4023 A-1, side B: SHSP 4023 B-1

01. A1 Crazy (Over You) (04:18)
02. A2 Delph Town (04:50)
03. A3 Summer Soldier (10:26)
04. B1 Thank You (04:26)
05. B2 One Hundred Thousand Smiles Out (05:57)
06. B3 Moonwater (07:29)

Prelistening - Barclay James Harvest - Baby James Harvest 1972 - Full Album: Dailymotion

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Fritz Reiner and Byron Janis - Rachmaninov and Liszt (1967) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1967 (LP 1967)
Label: RCA Records, Victrola Records (UK), VICS 1205, TVRS 9328
Style: Classical Music, Instrumental
Country: UK
Time: 47:17
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 256 Mb

Isle of the Dead, Op. 29, is a symphonic poem composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He concluded the composition while staying in Dresden in 1908. It is considered a classic example of Russian late-Romanticism of the beginning of the 20th century.
The piece was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Arnold Böcklin's painting, Isle of the Dead, which Rachmaninoff saw in Paris in 1907. Rachmaninoff was disappointed by the original painting when he later saw it, saying, "If I had seen first the original, I would have not written my Isle of the Dead. I like it in black and white."
Matrix side A: TVRS 2260-2E, side B: TVRS 9328-2E

01. A1 Rachmaninov - Isle Of The Dead Op29 (20:08)
02. B1 Liszt - Todtentanz (15:40)
03. B2 Liszt - Mephisto Waltz (from Lenau's Faust) (11:29)

Prelistening - Fritz Reiner and Byron Janis - Rachmaninov and Liszt (1967) - Full Album: YouTube
Prelistening - Alternative version: Dailymotion

Friday, November 13, 2015

Christine McVie - The Legendary Christine Perfect Album (1970) (Vinyl)

Year: 1970 (LP 1976)
Label: Sire Records (USA), SR 6022
Style: Rock
Country: UK
Time: 37:21
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 207 Mb

Christine Perfect is the debut solo album of former Chicken Shack keyboardist/singer Christine McVie Perfect. The album was released just after Perfect had left Chicken Shack, but before she joined Fleetwood Mac. It contained the Etta James song, "I'd Rather Go Blind", which had earlier been a hit single for Chicken Shack.
Originally released in 1970, the album was re-released in 1976 as The Legendary Christine Perfect Album.

Personnel: Danny Kirwan - Fleetwood Mac 1968-1972. John McVie - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers и Fleetwood Mac. Stan Webb - Chicken Shack. Andy Sylvester - Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Steve Gibbons Band.
Matrix side A: SR-1-GO22-JW1-1, SR-2-GO22-JW1-1

01. A1 Crazy Bout You Baby (03:05)
02. A2 I'm On My Way (03:13)
03. A3 Let Me Go (Leave Me Alone) (03:39)
04. A4 Wait And See (03:18)
05. A5 Close To Me (02:45)
06. A6 I'd Rather Go Blind (03:16)
07. B1 When You Say (03:18)
08. B2 And That's Saying A Lot (03:02)
09. B3 No Road Is The Right Road (02:53)
10. B4 For You (02:50)
11. B5 I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around) (03:30)
12. B6 I Want You (02:26)

Prelistening - Alternative version: Dailymotion

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Asia - Astra (1985) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1985 (LP 1985)
Label: Geffen Records (USA), GHS 24072
Style: Pop, Rock
Country: UK
Time: 45:24
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 312 Mb

Matrix - SideA: GHS-24072-A-SRI, SideB: GHS-24072-B-SRI.

Carl Palmer - drums (ex.  The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
John Wetton - vocals and bass guitars (ex.  Family, King Crimson, Roxy Music)
Geoff Downes - keyboards, vocals (ex.  Yes, Buggles)
Mandy Meyer - guitar (Swiss guitar player, Ex. Gotthard)

01. A1 Go (04:09)
02. A2 Voice Of America (04:29)
03. A3 Hard On Me (03:38)
04. A4 Wishing (04:19)
05. A5 Rock And Roll Dream (06:52)
06. B1 Countdown To Zero (04:21)
07. B2 Love Now Till Eternity (04:15)
08. B3 Too Late (04:15)
09. B4 Suspicion (03:48)
10. B5 After The War (05:14)

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Dave Berry – One Dozen Berrys (1966) (Vinyl)

Year: 1966 (LP 1966)
Label: Ace Of Clubs Records (UK), SCL 1218
Style: Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock'n'Roll
Country: UK
Time: 30:26
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 204 Mb

Dave Berry (born David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941 in Woodhouse, Sheffield) is an English pop singer and former teen idol of the 1960s.
He performed a mixture of R&B and pop ballads and was popular in Britain, and in Continental Europe, especially Belgium and the Netherlands, but had no commercial success in the US, where he is best known for the original versions of Ray Davies' "This Strange Effect" and Graham Gouldman's "I'm Going To Take You There".
He had an unusual ambition for a pop performer trying to make a name for himself - to appear on television completely hidden by a prop.[2] In his own words, to "not appear, to stay behind something and not come out". He often hid behind the upturned collar of his leather jacket, or wrapped himself around, and effectively behind, the microphone lead. (Wikipedia)
(born David Holgate Grundy, 6 February 1941 in Woodhouse, Sheffield UK).
Matrix side A: ZAL-7467-IW, side B: ZAL-7468-IW

01. A1 Hey Little Girl (01:54)
02. A2 Round And Round (02:19)
03. A3 Casting My Spell (02:07)
04. A4 The Girl From The Fair Isle (02:07)
05. A5 Fanny Mae (02:30)
06. A6 If You Wait For Love (03:15)
07. B1 Sweet And Lovely (03:00)
08. B2 I'Ve Got My Tears To Remind Me (02:41)
09. B3 Baby It's You (02:35)
10. B4 Run My Heart (01:59)
11. B5 I Love You Baby (03:42)
12. B6 Hearbeat (02:11)

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