Sunday, March 27, 2016

UB40 - Rat In The Kitchen (1986) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1986 (LP 1986)
Label: Melodia Records (USSR), C60 25593 008
Style: Reggae, Pop
Country: UK
Time: 43:09
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 296 Mb

Rat in the Kitchen is the seventh album by UB40, released in July 1986. This album contained two UK hits, "Sing Our Own Song" (UK No. 5 in 1986) and "Rat in Mi Kitchen" (UK No. 12 in 1987). The album itself reached 8 in the UK album charts in 1986 staying in the charts for twenty weeks. The album provoked a positive reception from critics.

01. A1 All I Want To Do (05:32)
02. A2 You Could Meet Somebody (04:51)
03. A3 Tell It Like It Is (03:35)
04. A4 The Elevator (03:26)
05. A5 Watchdogs (04:15)
06. B1 Rat In The Kitchen (07:00)
07. B2 Looking Down At My Reflection (03:26)
08. B3 Don't Blame Me (03:37)
09. B4 Sing Our Own Song (07:24)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Perlman and Previn - Korngold and Conus - Violin Concerto etc (1981) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: ???? (LP 1981)
Label: EMI Records (Germany), ASD 4206
Style: Classical Music
Country: Israel, Russia, USA
Time: 42:55
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 219 Mb

It doesn't get much more entertaining than this! Korngold's concerto was composed for Heifetz, who made a sensational (mono) recording of it back in the early 1950s. Dismissed at the time by music critics as a piece of sentimental schlock, it's now rightly regarded as a masterpiece, and it was this recording that did the trick. Coupled with the attractive Goldmark concerto, this disc provides eloquent testimony of Perlman's work on behalf of unjustly neglected repertoire and remains among his most important and delightful releases. --David Hurwitz

Side A: Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto In D, Op. 35
01. A1 Moderato Nobile (08:30)
02. A2 Romance (Andante) (08:14)
03. A3 Finale (Allegro Assai Vivace) (07:11)

Side B: Julius Conus: Violin Concerto In E Minor
04. B1 Allegro Molto - Adagio - Cadenza - Allegro Subito (18:59)


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Friday, March 25, 2016

Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (1975) (Japan Vinyl)

Year: 1975 (LP 1975)
Label: Polydor Records (Japan), MP 2502
Style: Hard Rock
Country: UK
Time: 37:37
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

During studio sessions in Tampa Bay, Florida on 12 December 1974, Blackmore originally planned to record the solo single "Black Sheep of the Family"- a cover of a track by the band Quatermass from 1970 - and the newly composed "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", which was to be the B-side. Other musicians involved included singer/lyricist Ronnie James Dio and drummer Gary Driscoll of blues rock band Elf, and cellist Hugh McDowell of ELO. Satisfied with the two tracks, Blackmore decided to extend the sessions to a full album.

Elf Personnel (Dio's band):
Ronnie James Dio – lead vocals
Micky Lee Soule – piano, mellotron, clavinet, organ
Craig Gruber – bass
Gary Driscoll – drums
+ Ritchie Blackmore – guitar

Matrix Side A: MP-2502A A-1-14 K5, Side B: MP-2502B B-1-15

01. A1 Man On The Silver Mountain (04:41)
02. A2 Self Portrait (03:19)
03. A3 Black Sheep Of The Family (03:23)
04. A4 Catch The Rainbow (06:39)
05. B1 Snake Charmer (04:36)
06. B2 The Temple Of The King (04:47)
07. B3 If You Don't Like Rock'n'Roll (02:39)
08. B4 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (03:32)
09. B5 Still I'm Sad (03:58)

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Scorpions - World Wide Live (1985) (Vinyl Rip 2LP Live)

Year: 1985 (LP 1985)
Label: EMI Records, Harvest Records (UK), E 2403441
Style: Hard Rock
Country: Germany
Time: LP1 40:05, LP2 40:21
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1
Size: LP1 276, LP2 283 Mb

The live album was originally released as a 2LP vinyl set, in a gatefold-sleeve, and a cassette. The liner notes contain a crew member list, tour date information and when the shows were recorded:
Sports Arena, San Diego, CA, USA (4/26/84)
The Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA (4/24/84 & 4/25/84)
Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA, USA (4/28/84)
Bercy, Paris, France (2/29/84)
Sporthalle, Cologne, West Germany (11/17/84)

Charts:
German Albums Chart 4
Austrian Albums Charts 4
Swedish Albums Chart 9
Billboard 200 (North America) 17
UK Albums Chart 18
Swiss Albums Charts 18
French Albums Charts 20
RPM100 Albums (Canada) 39
Japanese Albums Chart 43
GfK Dutch Charts 47

USA 1986 Platinum (+ 1,000,000)
Canada 1988 Platinum (+ 100,000)
Germany 1986 Gold (+ 250,000)
France 1986 Gold (+ 100,000)


01. A1 Countdown (00:39)
02. A2 Coming Home (03:16)
03. A3 Blackout (03:58)
04. A4 Bad Boys Running Wild (03:54)
05. A5 Loving You Sunday Morning (04:42)
06. A6 Make It Real (03:44)
07. B1 Big City Nights (05:15)
08. B2 Coast To Coast (04:52)
09. B3 Holiday (04:06)
10. B4 Still Loving You (05:34)

01. C1 Rock You Like A Hurricane (04:14)
02. C2 Can't Live Without You (05:35)
03. C3 Another Piece Of Meat (03:39)
04. C4 Dynamite (06:55)
05. D1 The Zoo (06:13)
06. D2 No One Like You (04:07)
07. D3 Can't Get Enough (Part 1) (02:03)
08. D4 Six String Sting (05:36)
09. D5 Can't Get Enough (Part 2) (01:55)

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Wings Paul McCartney - Band on the Run (1973) (Vinyl)

Year: 1973 (LP 1973)
Label: Apple Records (UK), PAS 10007, OC 064 05503
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 41:17
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 265 Mb

In 2000, Q magazine placed it at number 75 in its list of the "100 Greatest British Albums Ever". In 2012, Band on the Run was voted 418th on Rolling Stone's revised list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". A contemporary review by Jon Landau in Rolling Stone described the album as "with the possible exception of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, the finest record yet released by any of the four musicians who were once called the Beatles".
The album cover photograph was taken at Osterley Park, west London, on 28 October 1973 by photographer Clive Arrowsmith. It depicts Paul, Linda and Denny plus six other well-known people dressed as convicts caught in the spotlight of a prison searchlight. They are Michael Parkinson, chat-show host and journalist; Kenny Lynch, actor, comedian and singer; James Coburn, actor; Clement Freud, politician, columnist, gourmet and raconteur ; Christopher Lee, actor; and John Conteh, a boxer who later became World Light-Heavyweight champion.

01. A1 Band on the Run (05:13)
02. A2 Jet (04:09)
03. A3 Bluebird (03:24)
04. A4 Mrs Vandebilt (04:41)
05. A5 Let Me Roll It (04:52)
06. B1 Mamunia (04:53)
07. B2 No Words (02:36)
08. B3 Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me) (05:55)
09. B4 Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five (05:30)

Prelistening Wings Paul McCartney - Band on the Run 1973 Vinyl Full Album: Dailymotion

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Tina Turner - Foreign Affair (1989) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1989 (LP 1990)
Label: Melodia Records (USSR), A60 00707 000
Style: Pop
Country: USA
Time: 53:04
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 370 Mb

While Foreign Affair didn't perform as well as Turner's previous albums Private Dancer and Break Every Rule in the US, where it failed to crack the Top 30 in the Billboard 200, it was a worldwide hit, selling over 6 million copies. It entered the UK Albums Chart at #1 (Turner's first album to do so there) and went on to sell over 1.5 million copies in the UK. The album also reached number one in numerous countries including Germany and Sweden and topped the overall European Chart for 4 weeks.
Single releases:
In Europe, six of the album's tracks became hit singles; "The Best" (UK #5), "Steamy Windows" (UK #13), "I Don't Wanna Lose You" (UK #8), "Foreign Affair" (Poland #7), "Look Me In The Heart" (U.S. AC #4 & UK #31) and "Be Tender With Me Baby" (UK #28).

01. A1 Steamy Windows (04:07)
02. A2 The Best (05:32)
03. A3 You Know Who (Is Doing You Know What) (03:48)
04. A4 Undercover Agent For The Blues (05:23)
05. A5 Look Me In The Heart (03:46)
06. A6 Be Tender With Me Baby (04:19)
07. B1 You Can't Stop Me Loving You (04:02)
08. B2 Ask Me How I Feel (04:52)
09. B3 Falling Like Rain (04:07)
10. B4 I Don't Wanna Lose You (04:23)
11. B5 Not Enough Romance (04:07)
12. B6 Foreign Affair (04:30)

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Wings Paul McCartney - Wings at the Speed of Sound (1976) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1976 (LP 1976)
Label: MPL Records (UK), PAS 10010, OC 064 97581
Style: Classic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 46:57
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 274 Mb

At The Speed Of Sound saw Paul McCartney sharing the spotlight much more than he had on previous albums.  Of the 11 tracks, 5 have lead vocals by the other band members:  2 by Denny Laine, 1 by Jimmy McCulloch, 1 by Linda McCartney, and 1 by Joe English.  In an ironic twist, Jimmy McCulloch’s track, “Wino Junko,” tells the tale of a pill freak over some fantastic guitar work.

01. A1 Let 'Em In (05:12)
02. A2 The Note You Never Wrote (04:23)
03. A3 She's My Baby (03:09)
04. A4 Beware My Love (06:30)
05. A5 Wino Junko (05:21)
06. B1 Silly Love Songs (05:56)
07. B2 Cook of the House (02:40)
08. B3 Time to Hide (04:32)
09. B4 Must Do Something About It (03:45)
10. B5 San Ferry Anne (02:09)
11. B6 Warm and Beautiful (03:14)

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