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My CD re-issue has, as a bonus track, probably their best song Hold Your Head Up actually taken from their previous album which still stands up today as a Prog classic, another Hammond-fest with understated, yet hypnotic, riffs followed by those classic powerchords on guitar and organ. Wonderful stuff! This album is very much of it's time - few overdubs, and a very straightforward production with just the 4 members playing along together more-or-less as they did live that's how it sounds to me anyway!
At around the same time in Pink Floyd were moving the goal-posts as far as sound quality and recording methods were concerned, but this is relatively rough and raw, and all the better for it. The sound on my copy could be seriously improved with a re-mastering program. Packaging is OK I guess - no lyrics, but there are liner notes giving a short band history in addition to track credits. Overall, I re-iterate that this is a personal favourite, and I have long thought the band, and especially Rod Argent, are not given enough credit.
Heartily recommended to lovers of early 70s Prog but perhaps not quite a classic. I far much prefer the heavy rock "It's Only Money" part one with its infectious beat and great organ break. This is how I like the band the most. Heavy and effective rock. But part two though doesn't provide the same feeling at all, unfortunately. Some sort of loose psychedelic and chaotic trip. The rock ballad "Losing Hold" is another fine moment of this good album so far.
Nothing grandiose, but a decent recording; "Be Glad" has a more complex structure and is more related with prog. Rod is delivering a very good keys piano break in the middle part: first on the piano, which sounds almost classical. A harder organ attack is following and the whole is combined just before the upbeat and bluesy finale.
Only copies were ever printed of the elusive red vinyl. The swedish band from Stockholm are one of the most commercially successful musical group of all time. Sadly, both marriages could not with stand the pressures of stardom and success. This single, which was reprinted by Paul McCartney himself is worth a heck of a lot of money. Supposedly, McCartney only had 50 copies printed for his friends and family. Fans of classic horror movies have definitely heard this band.
They broke out after changing their name and recording the soundtrack to Proffondo Rosso Deep Red , the debut film by legendary Italian director Dario Argento.
They went on to do several more successful collaborations with Argento and some of the most iconic soundtracks in horror cinema. The label reportedly got nervous upon noticing the back album cover depicted the bottom half of a dog — genitals and all, so they had the offending parts airbrushed before release. A few enterprising employees made off with some originals. You can tell if you have the rare UK export by checking for the yellow and black Parlophone Records label.
The catalog number is PPCS Bonus points if it has the gold sticker on the back. Abbey Road was the 11th studio album released by the legendary quartet from Liverpool. Scotty Moore soon joined in on guitar. This caught the ear of producer Sam Phillips, who quickly pressed record. Many historians consider this to be the first true rock-n-roll record ever made though this is the subject of heated debate.
Despite their incredible influence, the discography of the band is quite short—they only recorded four full-length studio albums. Roky Erickson, the legendary guitarist of the band suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, which caused his career to take many twists and turns. Eventually he was able to get effective treatment and the band was able to reunite in Erickson passed away on May 31, The Beatles famously recorded this album in a rush.
They had only four songs recorded by the time the deadline was nearing and had to record seven songs in one day — a process that took nine hours and 45 minutes. Both mono and stereo versions are rare and valuable, but the stereo version fetches the highest price.
The original UK version of the album featured a graphic of a white speaker with soundwaves emanating from it, set on a bright orange background. The cover design was scrapped, replaced by the photograph of a loudspeaker in the middle of a desert that new wave fans are familiar with, but not before a few were printed with the old design.
It goes without saying that these copies are extremely rare. There were only 16 copies of the second pressing of this compilation album.
As you might expect, this led to a tense legal battle that lasted several months. By the time Elvis Presley made Speedway , he was nearing the end of his acting career. The film was not well received by critics or at the box office. Rumor has it that only copies were printed. The agent assigned his case is played by none other than the beautiful starlet Nancy Sinatra, and the pair quickly fall for each other.
When it became clear that Capitol and EMI wanted no part of the record, which featured an overdub of philharmonic strings done by George Harrison himself, the Beatles decided to put it out themselves. The record was later given a proper release in , nearly half a century after it was recorded. They can go for up to 5 grand. Bernie Taupin, who collaborated with John on many of his biggest hits was credited for penning the lyrics, though Elton John would later admit that John had written the song by himself.
He gave Bernie the credit to help him get his first publishing royalties. If you think you may have a copy lying around somewhere, now would be the time to start digging. Though met with critical acclaim, neither the single or the LP sold particularly well at first. The first album featuring Coltrane on the soprano sax, the record was released in and became a big commercial success — receiving the Grammy Hall of Fame award and eventually attaining gold status, having sold over , copies.
Mezzanine draws musical influence from rock, dub, new wave, and hip hop. These diverse influences allowed the group to expand well beyond their typical trip hop sound into a universal blend of electronica that garnered them huge pop culture success. The Hindustani classical musician Ravi Shankar, best known globally for his exquisite sitar raga music, was a hugely influential composer in the second half of the 20th century. The Three Ragas LP is considered an excellent album to introduce listeners to the sound and style of classical Indian music.
This album, released in , is perfect for relaxing on a meditative Sunday afternoon. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, the late Pakistani singer of Qawwali, was a man of extraordinary emotion and intensity. His incredibly powerful voice transcended boundaries and inspired spiritual ecstasy within audiences around the world.
Known for his captivating and hypnotic vocal performances, his singing embodied the form of Sufi Islamic devotional music passed down over years. His vocal range and ability is considered one the greatest ever recorded. He shared his onstage presence with an ensemble of rhythmic percussionists, string players, and supporting vocalists to create an otherworldly experience for his audience. This LP has been reissued in high resolution. Cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time, Graceland features a wonderfully eclectic mix of rock, pop, folk, worldbeat, and traditional South African styles like isicathamiya and mbaqanga.
The release won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and was later inducted into the National Recording Registry for its cultural and historic significance.
It was South African township music that inspired Simon to visit Johannesburg and record music with local musicians to be included in Graceland. In the process, Simon was criticized for ignoring the cultural boycott practiced by most of the world in opposition of the apartheid regime in South Africa. Graceland has been praised for being an engaging piece of experimental and inspirational work — a masterpiece of great originality that reflects on how people live in a changing world.
This was the 11th studio album by American soul singer Marvin Gaye and probably his most treasured by fans and society as a whole. The album promoted awareness of social injustice, hatred, poverty, and ecological issues — making it strikingly relevant to listeners today. Some critics describe the style as being a cross between Curtis Mayfield and classic Motown. The album became a huge commercial success upon release and is regarded as a quintessential soul classic today.
Critically acclaimed for being innovative in production and songwriting, the eighth studio album by the Beatles won four Grammy awards in , including Album of the Year, and dominated UK and US music charts for several months. What critics enjoy the most about this artistic masterpiece is how it defied musical convention and influenced numerous upcoming genres punk, new wave, grunge, metal through its progressive experimentation of sounds and album formatting.
It received mixed praise upon release with some critics hailing it as a masterpiece while others felt it was distasteful and pretentious. The most instrumental and least sample-laden studio production by this American hip hop group, Check Your Head was originally released in and re-released in The album showcases a versatile blend of genres ranging from punk-rap, alt rock, jazz, and rap rock.
Fans will acknowledge how the boys seemingly returned to their punk roots throughout Check Your Head. Fantastic cameo appearances by Money Mark give this album a big boost of attitude and style. Miles Davis does not need an introduction. He is arguably one of the greatest and most influential jazz musicians of all time.
Kind of Blue is widely considered as the greatest jazz record ever recorded. The album was released in and has influenced jazz, rock, and classical music artists ever since. It is the masterpiece of which Miles Davis is universally honored. Kind of Blue is almost entirely expressed in the modal style of jazz unlike previous hard bop style productions.
It is composed of sophisticated improvisations and complex chord progressions. Each performing artist on the album was given a unique set of scales to improvise their modal style. The result was an artistic masterpiece that many thought was the pinnacle of modal jazz.
Hotel California is one of the best selling albums ever having sold over 32 million copies worldwide. It is also ranked as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album was conceptualized around the mystique and mythology of California.
It explores many themes such as the perils of fame, loss of innocence, illusion versus reality, and the dark side of the American dream. Nevermind is the album that made Nirvana one of the most influential rock bands of all time. It has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and played a massive part in bringing alt rock and grunge music to the masses.
In , Nevermind replaced Michael Jackson at the top of the Billboard charts. The music and melodies were more important than the lyrics according to lead singer Kurt Cobain. The result was a more sophisticated alt rock album than many of its peers at the time.
The album was inducted into the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance, one of the few grunge albums to be honored in such a manner. Moby is one of the most successful electronic music artists of all time and Play is the album that introduced him to a worldwide audience.
The next year, during a long bout of touring, the band added keyboardist and lap-steel player Howard Draper as a fifth member. In August , the band began recording with Beattie again, finally putting the finishing touches on their third full-length album, Black Sheep Boy in November. It was released on 5 April This was the first recording with Draper, horn and keyboardist Scott Brackett, guitarist Brian Cassidy, and touring bassist Pat Pestorius, who eventually replaced Zach Thomas in the band.
Jagjaguwar eventually followed suit, releasing the Definitive Edition with extra songs and videos. The Stage Names , their fourth full-length studio album produced again by Beattie , was released on 7 August The album was met with critical acclaim  and debuted at number 62 on the Billboard with 10, copies sold.
In guitarist Brian Cassidy stepped down from the band as a full-time touring member and was temporarily replaced by Charles Bissell of The Wrens for their spring and summer tours. Away , the band's eighth album, was released on 9 September The album features a new backing band and sonic direction, including contributions from Marissa Nadler, Jonathan Meiburg and members of the classical group yMusic.
In The Rainbow Rain was released on April 27, , and marks the ninth album for the band. Pedinotti keys and Cully Symington percussion — the same iteration of Okkervil River that joined Sheff on the Away tour. Sheff and the band started work on the new album shortly after the end of that tour — and the presidential election. Sheff took a different approach to the album, sometimes co-writing with his new band, and occasionally attending local Quaker meetings.
In , Meiburg and Sheff founded a second band known as Shearwater. Originally an outlet for Meiburg songs and some Sheff songs that didn't fit the Okkervil mold, Shearwater has gradually evolved into a full-fledged band.
The band's release, Palo Santo sans Sheff's vocals, but including his musical input , has seen Meiburg receive great critical acclaim.IN DEEP LP EPC () STEREOEQ QUADRAPHONIC 1: GOD GAVE ROCK AND ROLL TO YOU (Ballard) 2: IT’S ONLY MONEY PART 1 (Ballard) 3: IT’S ONLY MONEY PART 2 (Ballard) 4: LOSING HOLD (Argent; White) 5: BE GLAD (Argent; White) 6: CHRISTMAS FOR THE FREE (Argent; White) 7: CANDLES ON THE RIVER (Argent; White) 8: ROSIE (Ballard) NEXUS.