Friday, December 30, 2016

Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder (1988) (Russian Vinyl Live 2LP)

Year: 1988 (LP 1990)
Label: Melodia Records (USSR), A60 00545 007
Style: Rock
Country: London, England
Time: 49:31, 47:45
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 320, 323 Mb

Delicate Sound of Thunder is a double live album by the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd which was recorded over five nights at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York in August 1988 and mixed at Abbey Road Studios in September 1988. The band recorded and filmed their series of shows at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia in November 1987 for a potential live concert film and album. However, the band was not happy with the results.
Delicate Sound of Thunder reached #11 on the Billboard 200 and is currently listed as Triple Platinum in U.S. sales — it was certified Gold and Platinum on 23 January 1989 and Triple Platinum in April 1997.

01. A1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (11:58)
02. A2 Learning To Fly (05:20)
03. A3 Yet Another Movie (06:15)
04. A4 Round And Around (01:01)
05. B1 Sorrow (09:46)
06. B2 The Dogs Of War (07:16)
07. B3 On The Turning Away (07:53)

01. C1 One Of These Days (06:13)
02. C2 Time (05:10)
03. C3 Money (09:46)
04. C4 Another Brick In The Wall Part II (05:34)
05. D1 Wish You Were There (05:01)
06. D2 Comfortably Numb (08:52)
07. D3 Run Like Hell (07:06)



Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1965 (LP 1992) (Unofficial Release)
Label: AnTrop Records (USSR), П91 00215
Style: Classic Rock
Country: Liverpool, England
Time: 35:38
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 252 Mb

This Russian edition is a copy of the UK version of the album but with altered sleeve design. The front side of the sleeve by AnTrop has Russian version of the album title printed over the English one. Russian title РЕЗИНОВАЯ ДУША is pronounced roughly as rr-e-z-‘ee-n-o-v-ah-ya    d-oo-sh-‘ah.
To be sensible of the fact that Boris Neverovskiy's discography shows March 5, 1992 as the release date for this LP, but all known sleeve variations state 1991, it can be assumed that the sleeve layout was prepared long before the album release.

01. A1 Drive My Car (02:27)
02. A2 Norwegian Wood (02:06)
03. A3 You Won't See Me (03:21)
04. A4 Nowhere Man (02:43)
05. A5 Think For Yourself (02:19)
06. A6 The Word (02:41)
07. A7 Michelle (02:42)
08. B1 What Goes On (02:49)
09. B2 Girl (02:32)
10. B3 I'm Looking Through You (02:27)
11. B4 In My Life (02:27)
12. B5 Wait (02:16)
13. B6 If I Needed Someone (02:23)
14. B7 Run For Your Life (02:19)

Prelistening The Beatles - Rubber Soul 1965 Vinyl Full Album: vidABC


Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Beatles - A Taste Of Honey (1986) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1986 (LP 1986)
Label: Melodia Records (USSR), С60 23581 008
Style: Classic Rock
Country: Liverpool, England
Time: 36:41
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 254 Mb

According to the track list it's seems to be the Soviet only compilation not released elsewhere. The band name and album title are printed on the sleeve in Russian and English simultaneously. It is strange that album is titled by the song composed not by The Beatles themselves. Also it is strange to see the photographs of band members from THE WHITE ALBUM of 1968 on the sleeve of LP containing the early tracks by The Beatles of 1962-1964. On the sleeve the album title in Russian is printed with letter "Ё", but the song of the same name – with letter "Е". On the labels in both cases letter "е" is used.
Russian title (ВКУС МЁДА) is pronounced roughly as v-k-oo-s   ‘m-yo-d-ah.

01. A1 P.S. I Love You (1962) (02:05)
02. A2 Do You Want To Know A Secret (1963) (02:00)
03. A3 A Taste Of Honey (1965) (02:04)
04. A4 I Saw Her Standing There (1963) (02:56)
05. A5 Baby's In Black (1964) (02:08)
06. A6 No Reply (1964) (02:19)
07. A7 I'll Follow The Sun (1964) (01:52)
08. A8 Eight Days A Week (1964) (02:43)
09. B1 I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (1964) (02:35)
10. B2 Rock And Roll Music (1964) (02:35)
11. B3 Please Mister Postman (1963) (02:35)
12. B4 It Won't Be Long (1963) (02:13)
13. B5 Till There Was You (1963) (02:16)
14. B6 Little Child (1963) (01:49)
15. B7 Devil In Her Heart (1963) (02:27)
16. B8 I Wanna Be Your Man (1963) (01:58)

Prelistening The Beatles - A Taste Of Honey 1986 Vinyl Full Album: vidABC


Friday, December 2, 2016

Smokie - Greatest Hits (1977) (Russian Vinyl)

Year: 1977 (LP 1982)
Label: Melodia Records (USSR), 33 C 60-14413-14
Style: Rock
Country:  Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
Time: 33:48
Format: Flac Tracks 16/44,1 kHz
Size: 224 Mb

Smokie (originally spelt as Smokey) are an English rock band from Bradford, Yorkshire. The band found success at home and abroad after teaming up with Mike Chapman and Nicky Chinn. They have had a number of line-up changes and were still actively touring in 2016. Their most famous hit singles are "If You Think You Know How to Love Me", "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me", "Lay Back in the Arms of Someone". Their most popular hit single, "Living Next Door to Alice", peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart and, in March 1977, reached No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.

01. A1 Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone (04:08)
02. A2 Something's Been Making Me Blue (03:02)
03. A3 If You Think You Know How To Love Me (03:28)
04. A4 Pass It Around (03:08)
05. A5 I'll Meet You At Midnight (03:18)
06. B1 Living Next Door To Alice (03:30)
07. B2 Changing All The Time (03:25)
08. B3 Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll To Me (03:18)
09. B4 Back To Bradford (02:44)
10. B5 Wild Wild Angels (03:42)