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ponedjeljak, 08.11.2010.

Savoy Brown - Street Corner Talking (1971)(1991)

After 1970's Looking In album, Peverett, Roger Earl, and Tony Stevens left to form Foghat, leaving Kim Simmonds with yet another dilemma. But for Simmonds, things went a little smoother than he might have imagined, picking up piano player Paul Raymond, bassman Andy Silvester, and drummer Dave Bidwell, all from Chicken Shack. He also hired singer Dave Walker, who was the former frontman with the Idle Race, and together the new lineup recorded Street Corner Talking, one of Savoy Brown's finest moments. Gelling almost instantaneously, Walker's cozy yet fervent voice countered with Simmonds' strong, sturdy guitar playing, and an exuberant mixture of British blues and boogie rock prevailed. All of Street Corner Talking's efforts are solid examples of the group's blues-rock power, from the slick cover of Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle" to the deep feel of "All I Can Do" to the subtle strength of "Tell Mama," Walker's best-sung tune. The album's blend of sultry guitar blues and upfront rock & roll flavor give it a multi-faceted appeal, with every musician contributing his talents uniformly, which is something that's rather difficult to achieve after there's been a change to the personnel. Although they stayed together for the Hellbound Train album, Silvester was replaced by Andy Pyle for 1972's Lion's Share release, and a year after that Walker left to join Fleetwood Mac...Mike DeGagne

Codec: flac
Size: 290 MB
Genre : Rock


01 Tell Mama 5:15
02 Let It Rock (Rock And Roll On The Radio) 3:07
03 I Can't Get Next To You 6:35
04 Time Does Tell 5:35
05 Street Corner Talking 4:00
06 All I Can Do 10:54
07 Wang Dang Doodle 7:15
08 Tell Mama (Single Version) 3:03

08.11.2010. u 17:02 • 13 KomentaraPrint#

Janis Joplin - The Essential (2CD Remaster 2003)

While generally considered to be one-third of the tragic troika of late-'60s rock -- along with Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix -- Janis Joplin has never been the subject of the extensive vault raiding that followed the deaths of her contemporaries. This well-paced two-disc set doesn't extend far beyond what most fans already know, although the previously unreleased live (at Woodstock) versions of "To Love Somebody" and "Kozmic Blues" do burn appropriately red-hot and cool. The collection's compilers have, however, done a nice job of remastering the classic recordings, punching up Joplin's remarkable voice without casting an artificial sheen over the top. That's particularly evident on the live material -- highlighted by poignant takes on "Flower in the Sun" and "Farewell Song" -- but also on the studio takes of lesser-known songs like "Women Is Losers" and "A Woman Left Lonely." Essential's 30 songs comprise tracks recorded during Joplin's stint with Big Brother & the Holding Company, as well as solo material; among them are her most widely heard songs, from the easygoing "Mercedes-Benz" to the rough-hewn "Piece of My Heart" to that shiver-inducing cover of "Summertime." It's a perfect way to celebrate what would've been Joplin's 60th birthday, and a nice kickoff to what Legacy promises will be an extensive reissue campaign. David Sprague

Codec: flac
Size: 750 MB
Genre : Rock


CD 1

01 Down on Me 2:06
02 Coo Coo 1:58
03 Women Is Losers 2:04
04 Bye, Bye Baby 2:38
05 Ball and Chain Live 8:04
06 Roadblock 5:32
07 Piece of My Heart 4:15
08 Misery'n 4:10
09 I Need a Man to Love 4:53
10 Summertime 3:59
11 Flower in the Sun Live 3:11
12 Farewell Song Live 4:58
13 Raise Your Hand Live 2:27
14 To Love Somebody Live 5:14
15 Kozmic Blues Live 7:37

CD 2

01 Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) 3:57
02 Maybe 3:40
03 One Good Man 4:10
04 Little Girl Blue 3:50
05 Work Me, Lord 6:37
06 Tell Mama Live 6:39
07 Move Over 3:41
08 Cry Baby 3:57
09 A Woman Left Lonely 3:28
10 Half Moon 3:52
11 My Baby 3:44
12 Me and Bobby McGee 4:30
13 Mercedes Benz 1:47
14 Trust Me previously unreleased 3:16
15 Get It While You Can previously unreleased 3:23
16 Mercedes Benz - Bonus Live Remix 3:45

08.11.2010. u 17:00 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

The Wallflowers - Collected (1996-2005)(2009)

The Wallflowers never quite were a singles band -- each of their albums had its own distinct flavor -- yet they had a tendency to distill the essence of their records on a handful of highlights. Apart from their 1996 breakthrough, Bringing Down the Horse, none of these were major hits, but Bringing Down the Horse had four blockbusters -- "6th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight," "Three Marlenas," "The Difference" -- that provide a foundation for the band's first retrospective, Collected: 1996-2005. As the subtitle suggests, this collection writes their gangly 1992 debut out of the record, concentrating on the time when the Wallflowers were just about the only rock & roll journeymen in America, cranking out sturdy singer/songwriter-driven classic rock. Collected has all their charting singles save their cover of David Bowie's "Heroes," originally released on the soundtrack to 1998's Godzilla, and wisely cherrypicks from their other three albums, offering a good overview of the band's appealing, dependable rock & roll -- an overview that acts as a good introduction but will also satisfy the needs of most casual followers. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Codec: flac
Size: 470 MB
Genre : Rock


- Jacob Dylan – vocals, guitars
- Rami Jaffee – pianos, B3, upright piano, vox continental
- Creg Richling – bass
- Michael Ward – guitars
- Mario Calire – drums
- Fred Eltrincham – drums, percussion, backvocals


01 One Headlight 5:12
02 6th Avenue Heartache 5:37
03 Three Marlenas 4:59
04 The Difference 3:50
05 Invisible City 4:47
06 Letters from the Wasteland 4:29
07 Hand Me Down 3:35
08 Sleepwalker 3:31
09 I've Been Delivered 5:01
10 When You're on Top 3:55
11 How Good Can It Get 4:11
12 Closer 2 U 3:21
13 The Beautiful Side of Somewhere 3:55
14 God Says Nothing Back 4:46
15 Eat You Sleeping 4:16
16 God Says Nothing Back - Demo Version 4:33

part 4

08.11.2010. u 16:58 • 4 KomentaraPrint#

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield (4CD Remaster 2001)

Yes, they were only together a little more than a year and a half. Sure, they only managed to generate one hit single ("For What It's Worth"). But the legacy of Buffalo Springfield far outstrips mere mathematical formulae. Compiled and produced by cofounder Neil Young, this sprawling retrospective -- which retrofits the band's first two full albums with three dozen previously unreleased songs -- provides ample evidence of this short-lived supernova's effect on the rock universe. The first three discs are sequenced chronologically, from the band's earliest demos to their demise, while the fourth disc presents newly remastered versions of the group's first two albums, Buffalo Springfield (mono) and Buffalo Springfield Again (stereo), in their entirety. (Collector's note: Of the box's 88 tracks, 36 were previously unreleased.) Sparse, folky demo versions of early classics like "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing" and the gentle "Flying on the Ground Is Wrong" distill the purity of the band's early sound. Enriched by the harmonies of Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay, the songs curl subtly around the synapses, conjuring up visions of bucolic countryside that are soon punctuated by the Day-Glo tones of tunes like the raga rendition of "Buffalo Stomp." This expansive set provides a wonderfully nuanced balance between the back-porch friendliness of songs like "Good Time Boy" and the rougher edges of tracks like "One More Sign" (particularly effective in the demo version presented here) and the psychedelicized spelunking of the Byrds' borrowing "Mr. Soul" and Young's "Broken Arrow." The box is outfitted with a photo-heavy booklet that -- in addition to providing some eye-opening fashion "don'ts" -- captures the spirit of the Summer of Love in romantic-but-cogent fashion with a lengthy essay, detailed liner notes, newspaper clippings, and other nifty timepieces. David Sprague

Codec: mp3
Size: ca. 340 MB
Genre : Rock


CD 1

01 There Goes My Babe previously unreleased / Demo Version 1:47
02 Come On previously unreleased / Demo Version 1:27
03 Hello, I've Returned previously unreleased / Demo Version 1:38
04 Out of My Mind previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:44
05 Flying on the Ground Is Wrong previously unreleased / Demo Version 3:11
06 I'm Your Kind of Guy previously unreleased / Demo Version 1:07
07 Baby Don't Scold Me previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:07
08 Neighbor Don't You Worry previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:31
09 We'll See previously unreleased / Demo Version 4:11
10 Sad Memory previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:53
11 Can't Keep Me Down previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:10
12 Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing 3:28
13 Go and Say Goodbye 2:24
14 Sit Down, I Think I Love You 2:34
15 Leave 2:46
16 Hot Dusty Roads 2:54
17 Everybody's Wrong 2:27
18 Burned 2:19
19 Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It 3:05
20 Out of My Mind 3:08
21 Pay the Price 2:40
22 Down Down Down previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:15
23 Flying on the Ground Is Wrong 2:43
24 Neighbor Don't You Worry previously unreleased / Remix 2:25

CD 2

01 Down Down Down previously unreleased / Remix 2:46
02 Kahuna Sunset previously unreleased / Instrumental 2:56
03 Buffalo Stomp previously unreleased / Raga / Instrumental 3:53
04 Baby Don't Scold Me previously unreleased 3:27
05 For What It's Worth 2:43
06 Mr. Soul previously unreleased 2:47
07 We'll See previously unreleased 2:47
08 My Kind of Love previously unreleased 2:34
09 Pretty Girl Why previously unreleased / Mix 2:30
10 Word I Must Say previously unreleased / Demo Version 1:16
11 Nobody's Fool previously unreleased / Demo Version 1:34
12 So You've Got a Lover previously unreleased / Demo Version 3:10
13 My Angel previously unreleased / Demo Version 3:51
14 No Sun Today previously unreleased 2:04
15 Everydays 2:43
16 Down to the Wire previously unreleased 2:28
17 Bluebird 4:32
18 Expecting to Fly 3:48
19 Hung Upside Down previously unreleased / Demo Version 4:30
20 A Child's Claim to Fame 2:13
21 Rock & Roll Woman 2:45

CD 3

01 Hung Upside Down 3:30
02 Good Time Boy 2:18
03 One More Sign previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:05
04 The Rent Is Always Due previously unreleased / Demo Version 3:06
05 Round and Round and Round previously unreleased / Demo Version 3:40
06 Old Laughing Lady previously unreleased / Demo Version 2:43
07 Broken Arrow 6:18
08 Sad Memory 3:04
09 On the Way Home previously unreleased / Mix 2:30
10 Whatever Happened to Saturday Night? previously unreleased / Remix 2:10
11 Special Care 3:35
12 Falcon Lake (Ash on the Floor) previously unreleased / Remix 4:22
13 What a Day previously unreleased 2:22
14 I Am a Child 2:24
15 Questions 2:57
16 Merry-Go-Round 2:05
17 Uno Mundo 2:04
18 Kind Woman 4:15
19 It's So Hard to Wait 2:08
20 Four Days Gone previously unreleased / Demo Version 3:46

CD 4

01 For What It's Worth Mono Version 2:43
02 Go and Say Goodbye Mono Version 2:24
03 Sit Down, I Think I Love You Mono Version 2:35
04 Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing Mono Version 3:28
05 Hot Dusty Roads Mono Version 2:54
06 Everybody's Wrong Mono Version 2:31
07 Flying on the Ground Is Wrong Mono Version 2:43
08 Burned Mono Version 2:19
09 Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It Mono Version 3:05
10 Leave Mono Version 2:45
11 Out of My Mind Mono Version 3:08
12 Pay the Price Mono Version 2:41
13 Baby Don't Scold Me Stereo 3:13
14 Mr. Soul Stereo 2:52
15 A Child's Claim to Fame Stereo 2:13
16 Everydays Stereo 2:43
17 Expecting to Fly Stereo 3:46
18 Bluebird Stereo 4:36
19 Hung Upside Down Stereo 3:31
20 Sad Memory Stereo 3:04
21 Good Time Boy Stereo 2:17
22 Rock & Roll Woman Stereo 2:49
23 Broken Arrow 6:14

08.11.2010. u 00:33 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

Roy Buchanan - The Prophet - The Unreleased First Polydor Album (2004)

Roy Buchanan was one of America's true geniuses of the electric guitar. Even posthumously, he commands the ardent respect of his fellow guitarists and a devoted army of fans. The Buchanan sound is unique: heartbreaking, searing solos, trademark shimmering tone, gorgeous melodies and a mixture of lightning quickness and technical creativity that mark him as a wizard of the instrument. He was a pioneer in the use of controlled harmonics, and although this technique has been used by the likes of Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, all acknowledge Buchanan as the master. Raised in the small town of Pixley, California, Roy's musical fire was sparked at an early age. His father was a sharecropper and Pentecostal preacher and Roy's first musical memories were of the racially-mixed revival meetings his family would attend. Surrounded by gospel, R&B and country influences, it wasn't long before Roy expressed interest in playing an instrument. His parents sent him to the local lap steel guitar teacher, Mrs. Pressure, who had Roy picking out the Hit Parade favorites by the time he was seven years old. Six years later, Roy moved on to a Fender Telecaster. "I liked the tone," he said, "it sounded a lot like steel guitar." Soon thereafter, drawn to the blossoming R&B scene in Los Angeles, Roy ran away from home and headed for the big city. At only 15 years of age, he was taken under the wing of famed bandleader/producer/writer/arranger/impresario Johnny Otis. The young Roy studied the blues mastery of guitarists such as Jimmy Nolen (later with James Brown), Pete Lewis and Johnny 'Guitar' Watson. The late fifties and early sixties found Roy playing for and cutting a number of sessions with musicians as diverse as pop idol Freddie Cannon, rockabilly legend Dale Hawkins, and even Ronnie Hawkins (whose band, the Hawks, would later gain fame as the Band). During his stint with Ronnie Hawkins, Roy played guitar mentor to the group's then bass player, Robbie Robertson. Then, in 1962, Roy's trademark harmonics were introduced on “Potato Peeler,” his groundbreaking single with drummer Bobby Gregg. In the mid-sixties, exhausted by life on the road, Roy settled down in the Washington, D.C. area, started his own group, The Snakestretchers, and began a residency at the Crossroads Club in Blades Burg, Maryland. In 1971, already riding on word-of-mouth reputation that included accolades from Eric Clapton, Merle Haggard, the Rolling Stones and John Lennon (who made a personal pilgrimage to see Roy at the Crossroads Club), Roy "broke" nationally as the result of an hour-long National Public Television documentary. Entitled THE BEST UNKNOWN GUITARIST IN THE WORLD, the show won Roy a contract with Polydor and began a decade of national and international touring. He cut five albums for Polydor (one went gold) and three for Atlantic (one gold), while playing virtually every major rock concert hall and festival. The major labels gave him fame and fortune, but no artistic freedom. Finally, disgusted with the over-production forced on his music, Roy quit recording in 1981, vowing never to enter a studio again unless he could record his own music his way. Four years later, Roy was coaxed back into the studio by Alligator Records. His first album for Alligator, WHEN A GUITAR PLAYS THE BLUES, was released in the spring of 1985. It was the first time he was given total artistic freedom in the studio; it was also his first true blues album. Fans quickly responded, and the album entered BILLBOARDsS pop charts with a bullet and remained on the charts for 13 weeks. Music critics, as well as fans applauded Roy's efforts with accolades and plenty of four-star reviews. His second Alligator LP, DANCING ON THE EDGE, was released in the fall of 1986. The album won the College Media Journal (CMJ) Award for Best Blues Album of 1986. One year later, Buchanan released HOT WIRES, his third Alligator LP and the twelfth of his career. It was hailed by the CHICAGO TRIBUNE as "his best album ever." By this time, Roy's illustrious career had taken him from underground club gigs in the sixties, to international recognition and gold record sales in the seventies and worldwide tours in the eighties with the likes of the Allman Brothers. He even performed to a sold-out Carnegie Hall with label-mates Albert Collins and Lonnie Mack. Roy was thoroughly enjoying the creative freedom he received from Alligator. "Since coming to Alligator," Roy once commented, "I'm finally making the records that I've always wanted to make." Buchanan's skill, soul and technical innovations were nothing less than marvels to his contemporaries and admirers. Without his inventiveness, the landscape of modern guitar playing would be completely different. Buchanan died in Virginia in 1988. He was 48 years old.

Size: 210 MB
Genre : Rock


Roy Buchanan - 01 - Funky Junky (2:10)
Roy Buchanan - 02 - Black Autumn (4:29)
Roy Buchanan - 03 - Day And Age (2:55)
Roy Buchanan - 04 - There'll Always Be (4:54)
Roy Buchanan - 05 - Billy Joe Young (4:42)
Roy Buchanan - 06 - The Story Of Isaac (5:52)
Roy Buchanan - 07 - Baltimore (3:33)
Roy Buchanan - 08 - Sign On The Window (3:45)
Roy Buchanan - 09 - Humbug Down On The River (2:37)
Roy Buchanan - 10 - Pain (3:30)
Roy Buchanan - 11 - I Desire You (5:58)
Roy Buchanan - 12 - Stormy Monday (4:22)
Roy Buchanan - 13 - Jam 2:22)
Roy Buchanan - 14 - Roy's Bluz (7:14)
Roy Buchanan - 15 - Shotgun (4:41)
Roy Buchanan - 16 - After Hours - The Messiah Will Come Again (6:57)
Roy Buchanan - 17 - Sweet Dreams (5:20)

08.11.2010. u 00:32 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

Roy Buchanan - Messiah On Guitar - Live (2007)

The guitar wizard Roy Buchanan is in incendiary form on this live set, which features astonishing re-workings of rock and R&B standards such as "Green Onions" and "Peter Gunn," as well as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix with "Hey Joe" and "Foxy Lady," both of the latter providing an opportunity to compare the two guitar maestros' styles. Buchanan's signature "The Messiah Will Come Again," first recorded for his 1972 debut album, is transformed here into a mesmerizing blend of gospel, blues, psychedelia, and disturbing anguish. It's as powerful a guitar instrumental as you'll ever hear. Roy Buchanan was “the world’s best unknown guitarist” and one of America’s most soulful masters of the instrument. Gary Moore paid tribute to Buchanan on his “After The War” album, covering Roy’s signature tune: “The Messiah Will Come Again”. Buchannan’s sound is simply unique: heartbreaking, searing solos with a trademark shimmering tone and a mixture of snarls, wails and squeals that distinguish him as a wizard of the instrument...D. Jellinc

Codec: mp3
Size: 120 MB
Genre : Rock


01. Roy Buchanan - Short Fuse (2:52)
02. Roy Buchanan - Green Onions (5:42)
03. Roy Buchanan - When a Guitar Plays the Blues (7:26)
04. Roy Buchanan - Pressure (5:13)
05. Roy Buchanan - Peter Gunn (3:08)
06. Roy Buchanan - Chicago Smoke Shop (6:14)
07. Roy Buchanan - Blues in E (7:15)
08. Roy Buchanan - Hey Joe (4:06)
09. Roy Buchanan - Foxy Lady (3:36)
10. Roy Buchanan - The Messiah Will Come Again (6:38)

08.11.2010. u 00:30 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

subota, 06.11.2010.

Cactus - Cactus (1970)(Remaster 2006)

Japanese only SHM pressing. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.

Cactus may have never amounted to anything more than a half-hearted, last-minute improvised supergroup, but that don't mean their eponymous 1970 debut didn't rock like a mofo. The already quasi-legendary Vanilla Fudge rhythm section of Bogert and Appice may have provided the backbone of the band's business cards, and soulful, ex-Amboy Duke Rusty Day brought the voice, but it was arguably former Detroit Wheels guitarist Jim McCarty who was the true star in the Cactus galaxy, spraying notes and shredding solos all over album highlights such as "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover," "Let Me Swim," and, most notably, a manic, turbocharged version of "Parchman Farm." The fact that Cactus chose to tackle this classic blues song just a year after it'd been blasted into the fuzz-distortion stratosphere by Blue Cheer betrays -- at best -- a healthy competitive spirit within the early-'70s hard rock milieu, and at worst it suggests something of a mercenary nature to Cactus' motives, but that's an issue for the surviving bandmembers to duke it out over in the retirement home. And we digress -- for the blistering closing duo of "Oleo" and "Feel So Good" (complete with bass and drum solo slots) easily certifies the Cactus LP as one of the best hard rock albums of the then brand-new decade, bar none. Too bad the illustrious members of Cactus would quickly lose interest in this band project and deliver increasingly mediocre efforts in the years that followed...D. Jellinc

Codec: flac
Size: ca. 310 MB
Genre : Hard Rock


- Rusty Day: vocals, harmonica
- Jim McCarty: guitar
- Tim Bogert: bass, background vocals
- Carmine Appice: drums, percussion, background vocals


01. Parchman Farm (3:07)
02. My Lady From South Of Detroit (4:26)
03. Bro. Bill (5:12)
04. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover (6:31)
05. Let Me Swin (3:51)
06. No Need To Worry (6:14)
07. Oleo (4:51)
08. Feel So Good (6:04)

06.11.2010. u 00:45 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

Juicy Lucy - Pieces (1972)(2005)

German reissue of 1972 album originally released on Bronze Records.

'Pieces' is packed with good performances and kicks off with a rousing version of Chuck Berry's 'Promised Land' intended as a tribute to the master. ‘Although it was mainly a mellow album we wanted to show we could still play rock'n'roll,’ says Micky. ‘The next song, 'Cuckoo', was one we'd head on a Taj Mahal album called 'Natch'l Blues.' This showed the kind of West Coast influence on the band. We really liked Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder. 'It Ain't Easy' was a song Zoot Money wrote and passed on to Paul, and 'Suicide Pilot' was a Williams/Edwards original and a good rock'n'roller. Some of the songs have early Seventies' style lyrics, like 'Dead Flowers In The Mirror' which I recall was a bit of a country spoof! The final cut 'How Can A Poor Man Stand These Times' was taken from Ry Cooder's first album and was written by a blues singer called Alfred Reed. © Chris Welch, London 1997 (Taken from the liner notes to the 1997 Repertoire reissue of Juicy Lucy "Pieces" (1972) album, REP4644-WY ) Excellent British seventies blues rock. Check out their 1969, self titled album.

Codec: mp3
Size: 106 MB
Genre : Rock


Paul Williams - Vocals
Mick Moody - Guitars
Andy Pyle - Bass
Ron Berg - Drums
Jean Roussel - Keyboards
The Gay Debonaries - Backing Vocals


01. Juicy Lucy - Promised Land (3:54)
02. Juicy Lucy - Cuckoo (3:42)
03. Juicy Lucy - All My Life (6:32)
04. Juicy Lucy - It Ain't Easy (5:54)
05. Juicy Lucy - Suicide Pilot (4:13)
06. Juicy Lucy - Why Can't It Happen To Me (3:52)
07. Juicy Lucy - Dead Flowers In The Mirror (3:58)
08. Juicy Lucy - Prospector Dan (4:54)
09. Juicy Lucy - How Can A Poor Man Stand These times and live (3:54)

06.11.2010. u 00:43 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

Kin Ping Meh - No. 3 (1973)(Remaster 2002)

As far as I am aware, there were no other German bands like Kin Ping Meh, who chose their name in the Chinese language! In 1970, this quintet assembled in Mannheim: Werner Stephan (lead vocals), Joachim Schafer (guitar, piano, vocals), Fritz Schmitt (organ, piano), Torsten Herzog (bass) and Kalle Weber (drums). They played live extensively during their early years, performing a rough hard rock modeled on British bands like Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and Spooky Tooth. Soon, Kin Ping Meh were discovered by Polydor's talent scouts. Joachim Schafer left the band just before the recording of their first album. He was promptly replaced by Willie Wagner (guitar, harmonica, vocals), who joined the band in the Windrose Studio. Indeed, Wagner wrote the stand-out track of this album, the opening 11-minute 'Fairy-Tales', a haunting heavy rock song with long, 'progressive' guitar and organ solo parts. Even if you do not find this style attractive, you'll sense the great enthusiasm of the band. There were also some mellow, folky songs on the album, like 'Too Many People', recorded live and boasting an irresistible chorus. 'Kin Ping Meh' was produced by the experienced rock veterans Achim Reichel and Frank Dostal. The engineer was none other than Konrad Plank. The album is highly recommended for fans of groups like Epitaph, Zarathustra, Frame, etc. It's now quite rare (selling for more than 300 DM) as the first and only vinyl edition was only pressed at around 5,000 copies. Torsten Herzog and Willie Wagner left Kin Ping Meh in 1972. The band had already been expanded with Alan Joe Wroe (bass), Uli Gross (guitar, although he left again within months) and Gagey Mrozeck (guitar, ex-2066 & Then). 'No. 2' (1972) followed the path of its predecessor - it was filled with great quality heavy progressive rock. Besides their self-written material, Kin Ping Meh were also bold enough to make an 11-minute version of 'Come Together', culminating in a long instrumental jam - a highlight of the album! Fans of early Kin Ping Meh should also check out the double album, 'Hazy Age On Stage' (1991), featuring great live tracks recorded in Sprendlingen in January 1973 and also some studio out-takes from 1972. When vocalist Werner Stephan left in May 1973, it marked the end of Kin Ping Meh's first phase. Regrettably, none of their following albums could match their first two. Gagey Mrozeck recommended Geff Harrison (his old friend from 2066 & Then) as a replacement for Werner Stephan. The quintet of Harrison, Mrozeck, Schmitt, Wroe and Weber recorded 'Kin Ping Meh III' (1973) with added choir and brass. Unfortunately, most people find their 'new' sound far less appealing than their previous one. 'Virtues And Sins' (1974) was a further slide towards a more standard Anglo-American influenced rock. Schmitt left in 1975, and was replaced by Chris Klober (keyboards, ex-Curly Curve). He only participated on the double live album, 'Concrete' (1976) before the band fell apart. Geff Harrison set out on a solo recording career, but only with moderate success. Mrozeck and Weber embarked on an ill-fated attempt to keep the band going with Michael Pozz (vocals), Ron Sheepmaker (keyboards) and Chuck Trevor (bass), resulting in the sixth and final Kin Ping Meh album for Bacillus - a superfluous affair...D. Jellinc

Size: 103 MB
Genre : Ktautrock


Geoff Harrison - Vocals
Uli Gross - Guitar
Gerhard Mrozeck
Frieder Schmitt - Keyboards, Vocals
Werner Stephan - Guitar, Vocals
Kalle Weber - Drums
Alan Wroe - Bass


01. Come On In 05:26
02. Random 03:53
03. Love Is The Day 05:01
04. Rock Is The Way 04:48
05. Circus 14:08
06. Mrs. Holmes 07:22

06.11.2010. u 00:38 • 3 KomentaraPrint#

srijeda, 03.11.2010.

Bryan Ferry - Olympia

There are two headlines for Olympia, Bryan Ferry’s 13th solo album. The first is that it’s Ferry’s first collection of primarily original material since 1994’s Mamouna -- of the ten songs only Tim Buckley's “Song to the Siren” is from another author -- the second is that among the many collaborators here are Brian Eno, Phil Manzanera, and Andy MacKay, all original members of Roxy Music, their presence suggesting a return to the chilly art of Roxy’s earliest records. Neither headline tells the real story: Olympia is Ferry’s most seductive album since Avalon, a luxurious collection of softly stylized sophistication. Instead of pushing into new territory, Ferry focuses on refinement, polishing his signatures -- primarily songs so slow they seem to float, and also the occasional high-end piece of pristine pop-funk -- until they’re seamless, the textures shifting so subtly that when the chorus of “Heartache by Numbers” turns eerie, the change in atmosphere is almost subliminal. Such command of mood is a tell-tale sign of a quiet perfectionist, but Olympia doesn’t feel fussy; it’s unruffled and casually elegant, its pleasing familiarity reflecting the persistence of an old master honing his craft.

Bryan Ferry - Olympia (2CD Collector's Edit 2010)

Codec: flac
Size: 750 MB
Genre : Rock


CD 1

01 You Can Dance 4:28
02 Alphaville 4:25
03 Heartache By Numbers 4:55
04 Me Oh My 4:40
05 Shameless 4:35
06 Song to the Siren 5:56
07 No Face No Name No Number 4:39
08 BF Bass (Ode Top Olympia) 4:09
09 Reason or Rhyme 6:51
10 Tender Is The Night 4:34
11 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night - Bonus 3:19
12 One Night - Bonus 4:00

CD 2 - Alternate Remixes

01 You Can Dance - Fred Falke Remix 7:08
02 Alphaville - Time and Space Machine Remix 7:06
03 Heartache By Numbers - Circus Parade Remix 7:27
04 Me Oh My - DJ Cleaver Remix 6:42
05 Shameless - Still Going Remix 8:12
06 BF Bass (Ode To Olympia) - West End Wolf Remix 9:21
07 Reason Or Rhyme - Instrumental 6:54

03.11.2010. u 22:11 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

utorak, 02.11.2010.

Bruce Springsteen - The Promise

The Promise is a double-disc collection of 21 unreleased songs recorded during the period that eventually produced Darkness on the Edge of Town. It does not contain the original album, only the unreleased material. There is so much music here that Springsteen wondered whether or not much of it should have been released between 1975's Born to Run and 1978's Darkness. The sheer amount is surprising in and of itself. That said, given how much of this is first-rate Springsteen and the E Street Band, it's staggering. The booklet contains an essay by Springsteen, lyrics, and session photographs...Thom Jurek

Bruce Springsteen - The Promise (2010)

Codec: flac
Size: 450 MB
Genre : Rock

thx thor - great share


CD 1

01 Racing in the Street '78 6:48
02 Gotta Get That Feeling 3:17
03 Outside Looking In 2:16
04 Someday (We'll Be Together) 5:37
05 One Way Street 4:19
06 Because the Night 3:25
07 Wrong Side of the Street 3:34
08 The Brokenhearted 5:19
09 Rendezvous 2:37
10 Candy's Boy 4:37

CD 2

01 Save My Love 2:36
02 Ain't Good Enough For You 4:02
03 Fire 4:08
04 Spanish Eyes 3:50
05 It's a Shame 3:14
06 Come On (Let's Go Tonight) 2:18
07 Talk To Me 4:20
08 The Little Things (My Baby Does) 3:17
09 Breakaway 5:31
10 The Promise 5:52
11 City of Night 3:02

02.11.2010. u 23:45 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

ponedjeljak, 01.11.2010.

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)(2CD Deluxe Edit 2004)

I have owned Rumours before, both in the LP format and the original CD format. Obviously this album has been a favourite of mine for a long time, with a slight more understanding of the tension involved in making it as the years have passed by.What struck me, however, by hearing this new re-mastered version was the immense sound quality. Listening to Dreams the bass becomes so vibrant and alive with Stevie Nick's voice backed up with incredible harmonies with the addition of crisp guitar sounds and thumping drumming. On the next track, Never Going Back Again the guitar is spread in the mix givingmore… the listener a feeling of actually being involved with the playing. Much of the same can be described by most of the other songs on the album, making me for my part re-discovering it again. Never before had I noticed how great the production was, not only in regards of the sound quality but also how it was mixed, both simple but yet innovative.I took my old CD to compare the two versions, the hypothesis being that maybe this great sound had simply eluded me some years ago. The difference was, however, similar to hearing a worn cassette tape and a regular CD. The separation of instruments was not to be heard, a lack of depth was evident and the mix was muffled as if one were listening to a worn LP.There is also added material. Silver Springs, a single not included on the original version, has been tacked between what before was side A and B. A fine song and its odd inclusion actually does keep the flow of the album intact (I believe having it at the end would spoil the fine ending of the original). There is also a bonus disk consisting of demos of the songs. It is interesting hearing these demos, one can hear how good the simple versions are but yet how delicately Fleetwood Mac improved them in the studio. Of particular note is Brushes which is only the guitar playing of what became Never Going Back Again. One must, however, make sure to press the stop button before some jam session at the end of the disc begin, those are only for the most devoted. Thus from the standpoint of sound quality, this re-mastered version of Rumours is in my view a great buy. The bonus CD is a welcome addition and the artwork accompanying this version does this great album justice.

In 1975, a pair of hard-living, hard-rocking British blues rockers went eye-to-eye with a pair of sensitive L.A. singer-songwriter types -- and the rockers blinked. The bluesmen were Mick Fleetwood and John McVie, whose band, Fleetwood Mac, had first recorded in 1967. The Californians were Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, a couple romantically and musically, who'd recorded an album as Buckingham Nicks. The two pairs, along with McVie's wife, Christine (a respected singer and songwriter in her own right who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1970 and then married John), teamed up and produced an album far more California sunshine rock than British blues. Following the grand success of their debut, Fleetwood Mac, the McVies broke up, as did Buckingham and Nicks, and the resulting romantic pressure-cooker -- coupled with Buckingham's flowering production talents -- produced Rumours, a tour de force that became one of the biggest-selling records ever made. "Here you go again," breathed Stevie Nicks near the start of the record, "you say you want your freedom." The emotional weariness captured in that line suffuses the album, notwithstanding the upbeat melodies and pristine, daring production. You also get Christine McVie's hit "Don't Stop" -- later a campaign theme song for Bill Clinton -- and arguably Buckingham's greatest track, a drum-driven cry at the death of love called "Go Your Own Way." Bill Wyman

Codec: mp3
Size ca.: 340 MB
Genre : Pop/Rock


CD 1

01 Second Hand News 2:56
02 Dreams 4:17
03 Never Going Back Again 2:14
04 Don't Stop 3:13
05 Go Your Own Way 3:43
06 Songbird 3:20
07 Silver Springs 4:48
08 The Chain 4:30
09 You Make Loving Fun 3:36
10 I Don't Want to Know 3:16
11 Oh Daddy 3:56
12 Gold Dust Woman 4:55

CD 2

01 Second Hand News Bonus 2:47
02 Dreams Bonus 4:21
03 Brushes (Never Going Back Again) Bonus 2:50
04 Don't Stop Bonus 3:33
05 Go Your Own Way Bonus 3:06
06 Songbird Bonus 3:11
07 Silver Springs Bonus 6:07
08 You Make Loving Fun Bonus 4:56
09 Gold Dust Woman #1 Bonus 5:02
10 Oh Daddy Bonus 3:58
11 Think About It Bonus 2:55
12 Never Going Back Again Bonus / Demo Version 1:56
13 Planets of the Universe Bonus / Demo Version 3:18
14 Butter Cookie (Keep Me There) Bonus / Demo Version 2:11
15 Gold Dust Woman Bonus / Demo Version 5:01
16 Doesn't Anything Last Bonus / Demo Version 1:10
17 Mic the Screecher Bonus / Jam Session 0:59
18 For Duster (The Blues) Bonus / Jam Session 4:26

01.11.2010. u 22:07 • 4 KomentaraPrint#

The Who - Who's Next (1971) (2CD Deluxe Edit 2003)

This 2003 Deluxe Edition of the Who's classic 1971 album finds all nine original tracks newly remastered and features a treasure trove of bonus material -- live versions of the songs that Pete Townshend had intended to use as part of his shelved Lifehouse project. The six tracks appear on Disc 1, after the original nine from Who's Next, were recorded in New York with guest musicians including Leslie West and Al Kooper; two were previously unreleased ("Getting in Tune" and "Won't Get Fooled Again"). The second CD features 14 tracks recorded in 1971 at London's Young Vic Theatre by the Stones Mobile recording unit; all were previously unreleased. Additionally, this new package includes new updated liner notes by Townshend along with John Atkins original reissue notes and is housed in an eight-panel digipak...S. T. Erlewine

Codec: mp3
Size: 353 MB
Genre : Rock


CD 1: The Original Album

01 Baba O'Riley 5:01
02 Bargain 5:33
03 Love Ain't for Keeping 2:10
04 My Wife 3:35
05 The Song Is Over 6:17
06 Getting in Tune 4:49
07 Going Mobile 3:43
08 Behind Blue Eyes 3:42
09 Won't Get Fooled Again 8:35
10 Baby Don't You Do It 8:21
11 Getting in Tune (previously unreleased) 6:36
12 Pure and Easy 4:33
13 Love Ain't for Keeping 4:06
14 Behind Blue Eyes 3:30
15 Won't Get Fooled Again (previously unreleased) 8:48

CD 2: The Young Vic - Live

01 Love Ain't for Keeping (previously unreleased) 2:57
02 Pure and Easy (previously unreleased) 6:00
03 Young Man Blues (previously unreleased) 4:47
04 Time Is Passing (previously unreleased) 3:59
05 Behind Blue Eyes (previously unreleased) 4:49
06 I Don't Even Know Myself (previously unreleased) 5:42
07 Too Much of Anything (previously unreleased) 4:20
08 Getting in Tune (previously unreleased) 6:42
09 Bargain (previously unreleased) 5:46
10 Water 8:19
11 My Generation (previously unreleased) 2:58
12 (I'm A) Road Runner (previously unreleased) 3:14
13 Naked Eye 6:21
14 Won't Get Fooled Again (previously unreleased) 8:50

01.11.2010. u 22:05 • 1 KomentaraPrint#

The Who - Live at Leeds (1970) (2CD Deluxe Edit 2001)

Japanese-only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) pressing of this classic rock album. SHM-CDs can be played on any audio player and delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. You won't believe it's the same CD!

Anyone who owned the vinyl copy of Live at Leeds will barely recognize its digitized namesake. While the 1970 record offered a mere six selections, the 1995 CD reissue is fleshed out with a full 14 tracks. Reveling in the augmented Leeds prompts one to wonder why in the name of "Heaven and Hell" they didn't put out a double record in the first place. No matter. This Live at Leeds is actually superior to its revered predecessor. The Who are at their Maximum R&B peak here, bringing an almost proto-metal aggression to supercharged covers of "Young Man Blues," "Summertime Blues," and "Shakin' All Over" (all from the original record) and treating fans to originals familiar ("I Can't Explain," "My Generation," "Magic Bus") and less known ("Heaven and Hell," "Tattoo," "A Quick One"). An improved-upon classic...S. Stolder

Rushed out in 1970 as a way to bide time as the Who toiled away on their follow-up to Tommy, Live at Leeds wasn't intended to be the definitive Who live album, and many collectors maintain that the band had better shows available on bootlegs. But those shows weren't easily available whereas Live at Leeds was, and even if this show may not have been the absolute best, it's so damn close to it that it would be impossible for anybody but aficionados to argue. Here, the Who sound vicious -- as heavy as Led Zeppelin but twice as volatile -- as they careen through early classics with the confidence of a band that finally achieved acclaim but had yet to become preoccupied with making art. In that regard, this recording -- in its many different forms -- may have been perfectly timed in terms of capturing the band at a pivotal moment in its history. There is certainly no better record of how this band was a volcano of violence on-stage, teetering on the edge of chaos but never blowing apart. This was most true on the original LP, which was a trim six tracks, three of them covers ("Young Man Blues," "Summertime Blues," "Shakin' All Over") and three originals from the mid-'60s, two of those ("Substitute," "My Generation") vintage parts of their repertory and only "Magic Bus" representing anything resembling a recent original, with none bearing a trace of its mod roots. This was pure, distilled power, all the better for its brevity; throughout the '70s the album was seen as one of the gold standards in live rock & roll, and certainly it had a fury that no proper Who studio album achieved. It was also notable as one of the earliest legitimate albums to implicitly acknowledge -- and go head to head with -- the existence of bootleg LPs. Indeed, its very existence owed something to the efforts of Pete Townshend and company to stymie the bootleggers. The Who had made extensive recordings of performances along their 1969 tour, with the intention of preparing a live album from that material, but they recognized when it was over that none of them had the time or patience to go through the many dozens of hours of live performances in order to sort out what to use for the proposed album. According to one account, the band destroyed those tapes in a massive bonfire, so that none of the material would ever surface without permission. They then decided to go to the other extreme in preparing a live album, scheduling this concert at Leeds University and arranging the taping, determined to do enough that was worthwhile at the one show. As it turned out, even here they generated an embarrassment of riches -- the band did all of Tommy, as audiences of the time would have expected (and, indeed, demanded), but as the opera was already starting to feel like an albatross hanging around the collective neck of the band (and especially Townshend), they opted to leave out any part of their most famous work apart from a few instrumental strains in one of the jams. Instead, the original LP was limited to the six tracks named, and that was more than fine as far as anyone cared. And fans who bought the original LP got a package of extra treats for their money. The original album's plain brown sleeve was, itself, a nod and nudge to the bootleggers, resembling the packaging of such early underground LP classics as the Bob Dylan Great White Wonder set and the Rolling Stones concert bootleg Liver Than You'll Ever Be, from the latter group's 1969 tour -- and it was a sign of just how far the Who had come in just two years that they could possibly (and correctly) equate interest in their work as being on a par with Dylan and the Stones. But Live at Leeds' jacket was a foldout sleeve with a pocket that contained a package of memorabilia associated with the band, including a really cool poster, copies of early contracts, etc. It was, along with Tommy, the first truly good job of packaging for this band ever to come from Decca Records; the label even chose to forgo the presence of its rainbow logo, carrying the bootleg pose to the plain label and handwritten song titles, and the note about not correcting the clicks and pops. At the time, you just bought this as a fan, but looking back 30 or 40 years on, those now seem to be quietly heady days for the band (and for fans who had supported them for years), finally seeing the music world and millions of listeners catch up.The album was duly re-released on compact disc in its original six-track version early in the CD era. But the increasingly common practice of adding bonus tracks and going back to original source tapes eventually caught up with the Who. In the '90s, Live at Leeds was expanded twice, first as a superb 14-track single disc containing excerpts of their Tommy performance from that February 14, 1970, gig, along with all the non-Tommy music, and then in 2001 as a double-disc deluxe edition containing the entirety of the show. It's a treat to hear more (or all, depending on the edition) of this great performance, all in remastered sound, but there's something to be said for the original LP, which packed a lethal, lean punch quite unlike any other Who album. And what is equally amazing, hearing whatever form of the album one happens to have, is the nature of the performances -- one realizes, hearing them do "Substitute," not how much it sounds like the record (though it does), but rather how amazingly fully the Who of 1965-1966 captured their live sound in that record; neither the Beatles, for certain, nor even the Rolling Stones ever nailed their live sound quite so well on their studio sides. The same is true, in the expanded version, of "Tattoo," "I Can't Explain," "Happy Jack," etc., so that hearing this album -- superb as it is in its own right as a self-contained musical entity -- only elevated the level of respect one felt for the band across its entire recorded history. And then there were those extended jams, moving from "My Generation" and "Magic Bus" into new and expansive territory, and showing that numbers like "Sparks" and "Amazing Journey" on Tommy had not been side-filling studio indulgences, but honest studio captures of the kind of playing that Townshend, Keith Moon, and John Entwistle had been doing for years. And this album, especially in its original LP form and in the single-CD expanded version, also showcased exactly how much Tommy, and a year of performing it on-stage, had improved Roger Daltrey's singing in intonation, control, and sheer power. It was the greatest Who album heard up to that time, and one of the best live albums ever done by anyone -- and ironically enough, was a stopgap release, to give the band time to finish its next project, the film Lifehouse. Even more ironically, the latter would never get completed, but in salvaging it the Who would create Who's Next, an album that came as close to matching Live at Leeds as any studio recording ever could...B. Eder

Codec: mp3
Size: 330 MB
Genre : Hard Rock, Proto Metal


CD 1

01. Heaven And Hell 5:10
02. I Can't Explain 2:26
03. Fortune Teller 3:22
04. Tattoo 3:01
05. Young Man Blues 5:56
06. Substitute 3:04
07. Happy Jack 2:13
08. I'm A Boy 2:45
09. A Quick One, While He's Away 13:42
10. Summertime Blues 3:34
11. Shakin' All Over 4:35
12. My Generation 15:25
13. Magic Bus 8:22

CD 2

01. Overture 6:55
02. It's A Boy 0:31
03. 1921 2:26
04. Amazing Journey 3:18
05. Sparks 4:22
06. Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) 1:58
07. Christmas 3:18
08. The Acid Queen 3:35
09. Pinball Wizard 2:52
10. Do You Think It's Alright 0:22
11. Fiddle About 1:13
12. Tommy Can You Hear Me? 0:55
13. There's A Doctor 0:23
14. Go To The Mirror 3:24
15. Smash The Mirror 1:18
16. Miracle Cure 0:12
17. Sally Simpson 4:00
18. I'm Free 2:38
19. Tommy's Holiday Camp 1:00
20. We're Not Gonna Take It 8:50

01.11.2010. u 18:23 • 2 KomentaraPrint#

Redbone - Redbone (1970) (Remaster Edit 2007)

Really great album. I enjoy it a lot. Takes me back to a less commercialized music scene where talent was still required. Which these guys have in abundance. They did a great job taking NA rhythms and putting them into contemporary music so everyone could enjoy them...B. Stickham


Pat Vegas (vocals, bass)
Lolly Vegas (vocals, guitar)
Tony Bellamy (guitar, piano, vocals)
Peter 'Last Walking Bear' DePoe (drums)

Codec: mp3
Size ca.: 168 MB
Genre : Rock, R&B, Cajun, Jazz


01 Crazy Cajun Cakewalk Band 3:08
02 Prehistoric Rhythm 3:58
03 Niki Hokey 3:17
04 Promise I Won't Let It Show 3:07
05 Minor Seven Heaven 4:21
06 Night Come Down 3:53
07 Tennessee Girl 2:25
08 Rebecca 3:05
09 Jambone 7:48
10 Little Girl 3:57
11 Chance to See 4:32
12 Red and Blue 2:44
13 Suite Mode 8:22
14 (I Can't) Handle It 5:36
15 I'm a Man 2:57
16 Danse Calinda 2:45
17 Things Go Better... 7:34

01.11.2010. u 18:15 • 0 KomentaraPrint#

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