Monday, October 31, 2016

Rainbow - On Stage (1977) (Vinyl 2LP Live)

Year: 1977 (LP 1977)
Label: Polydor Records, Oyster (UK), 2657 016
Style: Hard Rock
Country: UK
Time: 32:32, 31:44
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 205, 199 Mb

Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) – Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar
Tony Carey – Keyboards, Orchestron
Jimmy Bain – Bass Guitar
Cozy Powell (29 December 1947 – 5 April 1998) – Drums

01. A1 Kill The King (05:35)
02. A2 Medley - Man On The Silver Mountain, Blues, Starstruck (11:15)
03. B1 Catch The Rainbow (15:41)
04. C1 Mistreated (13:05)
05. D1 Sixteenth Century Greensleeves (07:40)
06. D2 Still I'm Sad (10:59)



Friday, October 28, 2016

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum (1968) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1968 (LP 2003)
Label: Akarma Records (Italy), AK 011
Style: Hard Rock
Country: San Francisco, California, USA
Time: 34:12
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 219 Mb

Blue Cheer's debut album was recorded in 1967 at Amigo Studios in North Hollywood, California. In an interview with, frontman Dickie Peterson explained that "Some songs I wrote have taken 20 years to really complete. And there are other songs like 'Doctor Please' or 'Out of Focus' that I wrote in ten minutes." On "Doctor Please" in particular, Peterson explained that "when I wrote the song (in 1967), it was a glorification of drugs. I was going through a lot of 'Should I take this drug or should I not take this drug? Blah, blah, blah.' There was a lot of soul searching at the time when I wrote that song, and I actually decided to take it. That’s what that song was about and that’s what I sang it about, sort of a drug anthem for me." On the band's cover of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues", Peterson noted that "We kept changing it around and adding/taking bits away. It also has to do with large doses of LSD. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Summertime Blues (Cochran, Capehart) (03:47)
02. A2 Rock Me Baby (King, Josca) (04:22)
03. A3 Doctor Please (Peterson) (07:52)
04. B1 Out Of Focus (Peterson) (03:57)
05. B2 Parchment Farm (Allison) (05:49)
06. B3 Second Time Around (Peterson) (06:20)
07. B4 All Night Long (Bonus Track) (Kellog) (02:02)


Friday, October 21, 2016

Family - Bandstand (1972) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1972 (LP 1972)
Label: Reprise Records (UK), K54006
Style: Rock
Country: Leicester, England
Time: 38:13
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 217 Mb

Family are an English rock band, active from late 1966 to October 1973, and again since 2013 for a series of live shows. Their style has been characterised as progressive rock, as their sound often explored other genres, incorporating elements of styles such as folk, psychedelia, acid, jazz fusion and rock and roll. The band achieved recognition in the United Kingdom through their albums, club and concert tours and appearances at festivals. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Burlesque (04:07)
02. A2 Bolero Babe (04:37)
03. A3 Coronation (03:52)
04. A4 Dark Eyes (01:47)
05. A5 Broken Nose (04:12)
06. B1 My Friend The Sun (04:21)
07. B2 Glove (04:52)
08. B3 Ready To Go (04:39)
09. B4 Top of the Hill (05:42)
Prelistening Family - Bandstand 1972 Vinyl Vinyl Full Album: DailyMotion


Family - Bandstand (1972) CD

Year: 1972 (CD 1989)
Label: Line Records (Germany), MLCD 9.00821 L
Style: Rock
Country: Leicester, England
Time: 46:38
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 234 Mb

01. Burlesque (04:09)
02. Bolero Babe (04:38)
03. Coronation (03:49)
04. Dark Eyes (01:47)
05. Broken Nose (04:11)
06. My Friend The Sun (04:22)
07. Glove (04:52)
08. Ready To Go (04:36)
09. Top Of The Hill (05:39)
10. Good Friend Of Mine (Bonus Track) (03:33)
11. Today (Bonus Track) (04:58)

Prelistening Family - Bandstand 1972 Vinyl Vinyl Full Album: DailyMotion


Monday, October 17, 2016

The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1970 (LP 1973)
Label: Elektra Records (Germany), 42080 (EKS 75007)
Style: Classic Rock
Country: USA
Time: 37:25
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

1969 had not been a good year for the Doors. On March 1, 1969, Morrison allegedly performed while intoxicated and exposed himself in front of a crowd of nearly 12,000 in Miami, Florida, for which he was charged with indecent exposure on April 4. The incident negatively reflected on the band's publicity, sparking a "March for Decency" at the Orange Bowl. Consequently, 25 dates on the Doors next tour were cancelled, and their records were blacklisted from radio airplay, resulting in the band abandoning the rest of their potential tour and costing what Densmore described as "a million dollars in gigs. In June, the Doors released their fourth album, The Soft Parade, a heavily orchestrated affair that augmented the band's sound with horns and strings. Morrison traded in his stage leathers for more informal attire and grew a beard, trying to live down his "Lizard King" image, but his worsening alcoholism often undermined his efforts. In November, around the same time that the band started recording Morrison Hotel with producer Paul A. Rothchild a drunken Morrison caused such a disturbance on a flight to Phoenix, Arizona to see a Rolling Stones concert that he was charged with a new skyjacking law that carried up to a $10,000 fine and a ten-year prison sentence. (Wikipedia)

01. A1 Roadhouse Blues (04:05)
02. A2 Waiting For The Sun (03:59)
03. A3 You Make Me Real (02:53)
04. A4 Peace Frog (02:55)
05. A5 Blue Sunday (02:06)
06. A6 Ship Of Fools (03:05)
07. B1 Land Ho (04:11)
08. B2 The Spy (04:17)
09. B3 Queen Of The Highway (02:48)
10. B4 Indian Summer (02:34)
11. B5 Maggie M'Gill (04:25)


Friday, October 14, 2016

Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra - Bite The Bullet (2016) CD

Year: 2016 (CD 2016)
Label: Axe Attack Records (UK), CDAXE4
Style: Reggae, Ska
Country: UK
Time: 40:26
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 304 Mb

The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra are a British band formed in 2011 by Madness saxophonist Lee Thompson. The band consists of an ever-shifting line-up of ska and reggae-orientated musicians playing classic ska covers. Their debut album was released in 2013.
The band was formed in April 2011 to play a concert at The Regal in Oxford. After being asked to put together a group of musicians for the occasion, Thompson contacted Madness bassist Mark Bedford with the idea of putting together a group to play the old reggae and ska tunes that had inspired them to become musicians. Together, they assembled a group of previous collaborators, including Seamus Beaghan, who had played with Madness after keyboardist Mike Barson's departure; Terry Edwards, who, with Bedford created jazz duo BUtterfield 8; Louis Vause, a member of Thompson's other offshoot band Crunch, and Kevin Burdett, who had also played with Madness during Chris Foreman's hiatus from the band. The positive reception to the gig led to other performances, mostly around London and Brighton (including a support slot with Thompson and Bedford's primary band, Madness, at Butlin's, Minehead in Nov 2012), and an expansion of the line-up.

01. Bite The Bullet (02:53)
02. 30-60-90 (02:25)
03. Feel A Little Better (03:38)
04. Cry To Me (03:05)
05. I'll Be Back (03:10)
06. Hongry (04:03)
07. Western Standard Time (02:36)
08. I Am King (03:25)
09. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (03:05)
10. Step It Up Sister (03:14)
11. Cuss Cuss (03:57)
12. Wickerman (04:49)


ABBA - Super Trouper (1980) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1980 (LP 1980)
Label: Epic Records (UK), EPC 10022
Style: Pop
Country: Sweden
Time: 42:31
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 277 Mb

Matrix side A: 01-10022-4A-1 UKLH A, side B: 01-10022-3B-1 UKLH A

01. A1 Super Trouper (04:12)
02. A2 The Winner Takes It All (04:56)
03. A3 On And On And On (03:42)
04. A4 Andante, Andante (04:40)
05. A5 Me And I (04:54)
06. B1 Happy New Year (04:26)
07. B2 Our Last Summer (04:20)
08. B3 The Piper (03:28)
09. B4 Lay All Your Love On Me (04:37)
10. B5 The Way Old Friends Do (03:11)


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Yes - Drama (1980) (Vinyl Rip)

Year: 1980 (LP 1980)
Label: Atlantic Records (Germany), ATL 50 736 (SD 16019)
Style: Symphonic Rock
Country: UK
Time: 36:54
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

Drama is the tenth studio album by the English rock band Yes, released on 18 August 1980 by Atlantic Records. It is their only album to feature Trevor Horn as lead vocalist, following the departure of Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman in March 1980 after unsuccessful recording sessions for a new album in Paris and London. Horn was joined by keyboardist Geoff Downes, his partner in the new wave band The Buggles. Drama was recorded in a short amount of time as a tour was already booked prior to the change in personnel. It marked a departure in the band's musical direction with songs more accessible and aggressive that featured the use of modern keyboards and a vocoder.

01. A1 Machina Messiah (10:25)
02. A2 White Car (01:21)
03. A3 Does It Really Happen (06:34)
04. B1 Into The Lens (08:34)
05. B2 Run Through The Light (04:42)
06. B3 Tempus Fugit (05:15)

Prelistening Yes - Drama 1980 Vinyl Vinyl Full Album: YouTube