Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Renaissance - Prologue (1972) (Vinyl Rip)


Year: 1972 (LP 1972)
Label: Sovereign Records (UK), SVNA 7253
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 41:27
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

01. A1 Prologue (05:37)
02. A2 Kiev (07:38)
03. A3 Sounds Of The Sea (07:05)
04. B1 Spare Some Love (05:12)
05. B2 Bound For Infinity (04:24)
06. B3 Rajah Kahn (11:29)

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Monday, June 20, 2016

The Savage Rose - Travelin (1969) Japan CD


Year: 1969 (CD 2004)
Label: Polydor Records (Japan), UICY-9470
Style: Progressive Rock
Country: Denmark
Time: 34:55
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 254 Mb

The Savage Rose is a Danish psychedelic rock group, founded in 1967 by Thomas Koppel, Anders Koppel, Alex Riel, Jens Rugsted, Flemming Ostermann, and singer Annisette Koppel. Ilse Marie Koppel was also participating. Nils Tuxen replaced Flemming Ostermann from their second album.
Since the mid-1970s, the group was an acoustic trio consisting of Thomas Koppel, Annisette Koppel (then Hansen) and John Ravn as a core. From the beginning of the 1990s, the group returned to electric instrumentation. Thomas Koppel died on February 25, 2006.
(Wikipedia)

01. I'm Satisfied Mr. Captain (02:40)
02. Look Out (03:39)
03. Sailing Away (04:36)
04. Your Lifetime's a Fairytale (06:21)
05. The Castle (04:13)
06. Travelin' (02:58)
07. Life's Other Side (02:33)
08. My Family Was Gay (07:53)

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Renaissance - Turn of the Cards (1974) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1974 (LP 1974)
Label: BTM Records (UK), BTM 1000 (SAS 7502)
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 41:00
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 251 Mb

Turn of the Cards is the fifth studio album by the British progressive rock band Renaissance, released in 1974. It was the last Renaissance studio album to include excerpts from existing classical pieces.
In the UK, this was the very first release (BTM 1000) on Miles Copeland's fledgling label, BTM Records (British Talent Managers). In 1977, after releasing a total of 10 albums, including 2 more by Renaissance (BTM 1006: Scheherazade and Other Stories, and the double LP, BTM 2001, Live at Carnegie Hall), the label folded due to bankruptcy.
The cover picture features Warwick Castle. The first BTM UK pressings had an alternate back cover, with a moody close-up portrait of Annie Haslam framed in one of the 'cards'. Later pressings, and in the US, a rather bland picture consistent in style and size with the other members portraits were added.
"Things I Don't Understand" was founder member Jim McCarty's last contribution to the band. "Running Hard" quotes a melodic phrase first used in "Mr. Pine" from the Illusion album, as well as the piece "Litanies" by French composer Jehan Alain. The music to "Cold Is Being" is taken entirely from "Adagio in G minor" (attributed to Tomaso Albinoni) and, contrary to the album credits, was not composed by Michael Dunford; it was, however credited in the back notes ("Thanks to Jehan Alain for the opening piece of RUNNING HARD and Albinoni for COLD IS BEING"). "Mother Russia" is cited by Jon Camp as being a case where he made major compositional contributions without being credited for them.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 Running Hard (09:34)
02. A2 I Think Of You (03:10)
03. A3 Things I Don't Understand (09:26)
04. B1 Black Flame (06:28)
05. B2 Cold Is Being (03:02)
06. B3 Mother Russia (09:18)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber - Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1970 (LP 1991)
Label: AnTrop Records (USSR), П91 00029
Style: Rock-Opera
Country: UK
Time: 43:27, 42:50
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 287, 277 Mb

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The album musical is a musical dramatisation of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ, beginning with his entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. It was originally banned by the BBC on grounds of being "sacrilegious.
Recording
The album's story is based in large part on the Synoptic Gospels and Fulton J. Sheen's Life of Christ, which compares and calibrates all four Gospels. However, greater emphasis is placed on the interpersonal relationships of the major characters, in particular, Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene, relationships that are not described in depth in the Gospels.
"Herod's Song (Try It and See)" is a lyrical rewrite of "Try It and See," previously written by Lloyd Webber and Rice as a proposed UK entry into the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest to be sung by Lulu, then recorded and released as a single by Rita Pavone. The writers had also included it (as "Those Saladin Days") in an aborted show called Come Back Richard Your Country Needs You.
The melody of "I Don't Know How to Love Him" also predates Superstar; it was rewritten from a 1968 Lloyd Webber/Rice collaboration titled "Kansas Morning."

LP1
01. A1 Overture (03:55)
02. A2 Heaven on Their Minds (04:19)
03. A3 What’s the Buzz - Strange Thing Mystifying (04:12)
04. A4 Everything’s Alright (05:09)
05. A5 This Jesus Must Die (03:32)
06. A6 Hosanna (02:08)
07. B1 Simon Zealotes - Poor Jerusalem (04:46)
08. B2 Pilate’s Dream (01:26)
09. B3 The Temple (04:40)
10. B4 Everything’s Alright (00:35)
11. B5 I Don’t Know How to Love Him (03:32)
12. B6 Damned for All Time - Blood Money (05:06)

LP2
01. C1 The Last Supper (07:04)
02. C2 Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) (05:30)
03. C3 The Arrest (03:19)
04. C4 Peter’s Denial (01:26)
05. C5 Pilate and Christ (02:43)
06. C6 Herod’s Song (Try It and See) (03:00)
07. D1 Judas' Death (04:13)
08. D2 Trial Before Pilate (05:10)
09. D3 Superstar (04:13)
10. D4 The Crucifixion (04:02)
11. D5 John Nineteen Forty-One (02:05)

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mud – Mud Rock (1974) (Vinyl Rip)


Year: 1974 (LP 1974)
Label: Rak Records (UK), SRAK 508, OC 062 o 95739
Style: Glam Rock
Country: UK
Time: 39:23
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 255 Mb

Mud (now Mud II) are an English glam rock band, formed in February 1966. Their earlier success came in a pop and then glam rock style, while later hits were influenced by 1950s rock and roll, and are best remembered for their hit singles "Tiger Feet", which was the UK's best-selling single of 1974, and "Lonely This Christmas" which reached Christmas number 1 in December 1974. After signing to Rak Records and teaming up with songwriters/producers Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, the band had fourteen UK Top 20 hits between 1973 and 1976, including three number ones.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 Rocket (04:47)
02. A2 Do You Love Me - Sha La La La Lee (03:02)
03. A3 Running Bear (04:22)
04. A4 The Hippy Hippy Shake (02:30)
05. A5 Shake Rattle And Roll - See You Later Alligator (04:00)
06. B1 Dyna-Mite - The Cat Crept In - Tiger Feet (Medley) (05:06)
07. B2 The End Of The World (04:01)
08. B3 Blue Moon (02:16)
09. B4 In The Mood (03:50)
10. B5 Bye Bye Johnny (05:25)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Yes – Time and a Word (1970) (Russian Vinyl)


Year: 1970 (LP 1991)
Label: Russian Disc Records (USSR), R60 00507
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 40:05
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 255 Mb

Time and a Word is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Yes, released on 24 July 1970 by Atlantic Records. Following the commercial failure of their first album, Yes, the group continued to follow their early musical direction of performing original material and cover versions of songs by pop, jazz, and folk artists. Time and a Word also includes songs with orchestral arrangements.
Time and a Word became the group's first release to enter the UK chart at #45. It however failed to chart in the US and received mixed reviews from critics. During their UK tour in April 1970, guitarist Peter Banks was fired from the group. By the time of the album's release, he was replaced by Steve Howe who is photographed with the group on the North American issue. In 2003, the album was remastered with several previously unreleased tracks.
(Wikipedia)

01. A1 No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed (04:44)
02. A2 Then (05:42)
03. A3 Everydays (06:09)
04. A4 Sweet Dreams (04:12)
05. B1 The Prophet (06:45)
06. B2 Clear Days (02:09)
07. B3 Astral Traveller (05:54)
08. B4 Time And A Word (04:27)

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Atomic Rooster - Atomic Roooster (1970) CD


Year: 1970 (CD 1991)
Label: Repertoire Records (Austria), RR 4135-WZ
Style: Progressive Rock
Country: UK
Time: 45:23
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 277 Mb

Atomic Roooster is the first album by British rock band Atomic Rooster.
A few weeks after its release, guitarist and vocalist John Du Cann joined and Nick Graham, the original vocalist and bassist, left. Du Cann subsequently overdubbed three of the album's tracks for a projected US release. However, in the event, the album never saw US release and the overdubbed tracks eventually surfaced on a second pressing of the album in the UK (though with no corrections to the album credits), and subsequent CD reissues.
On initial B&C pressings of the LP, tracks 3 and 4 on side 1 and tracks 3 and 4 on side 2 were mistakenly swapped around. This was also reflected on the record's labels, although the correct running order was printed on the outer sleeve.
(Wikipedia)

01. Friday the Thirteenth (03:31)
02. And So to Bed (04:11)
03. Broken Wings (05:46)
04. Before Tomorrow (05:50)
05. Banstead (03:33)
06. S.L.Y. (04:56)
07. Winter (06:59)
08. Decline and Fall (05:48)
09. Play the Game (B-side to Tomorrow Night 1971 bonus track) (04:45)

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Atomic Rooster - Death Walks Behind You (1970) CD


Year: 1970 (CD 2004)
Label: Castle Music (USA), 82310-72353-2
Style: Progressive Rock
Country: UK
Time: 74:47
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 474 Mb

Death Walks Behind You is the second studio album by British rock band Atomic Rooster. It was their first album to receive US release, albeit in a different sleeve. It is commonly thought of as the archetypal Atomic Rooster album, recorded by the 'classic' line-up of Vincent Crane, John Du Cann and Paul Hammond. It is certainly, critically and commercially, their most successful album and often hailed as a classic of the progressive rock genre. It also produced the hit single "Tomorrow Night" (UK #11), which became one of the band's best-known songs. The album's cover features the William Blake monotype Nebuchadnezzar.
The title track was covered on record in 1992 by Paradise Lost, in 2000 by Bigelf (on their album Money Machine) and in 2012 by Swedish death metal band NonExist.
(Wikipedia)

John Du Cann: guitars, lead vocals, bass
Vincent Crane: Hammond organ, backing vocals, piano
Paul Hammond: drums, percussion

01. Death Walks Behind You (07:28)
02. VUG (04:57)
03. Tomorrow Night (03:56)
04. Seven Lonely Streets (06:40)
05. Sleeping For Years (05:24)
06. I Can't Take No More (03:32)
07. Nobody Else (04:58)
08. Gershatzer (07:58)
09. Play The Game (B-side) Bonus Track (04:42)
10. The Devil's Answer (1970 Demo) Bonus Track (03:59)
11. Tomorrow Night (BBC Radio Session) Bonus Track (05:28)
12. Shabooloo (BBC Radio Session) Bonus Track (06:05)
13. Death Walks Behind You (BBC Radio Session) Bonus Track (06:06)
14. The Devil's Answer (Alternate Version) Bonus Track (03:28)

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