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SpeakerLabFan
06-10-2015, 10:21 PM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
(1967, Reprise) -1F / -1A

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/jhe002.jpg

recycled picture from a few years ago. I also have the 2010 Experience Hendrix reissue of AYE - very nice.

SpeakerLabFan
06-12-2015, 10:44 PM
Paul McCartney - Flowers In The Dirt
(1989, Capitol) MASTERDISK DMM in the deadwax

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/296/18568677920_565805316c_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/292/18758875321_9af8aca6cc_o.jpg

nice. with Elvis Costello and David Gilmour.

SpeakerLabFan
06-13-2015, 06:02 PM
The Who - Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy
(1971, Track) UK pressing with gatefold cover; Porky in the deadwax, side 1, mastered by George Peckham

http://imageshack.us/a/img197/5830/7x0x.JPG
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/3127/82ti.jpg

nice. I Can See For Miles is a favorite, great sound quality. skipping the "enhanced " tracks.

SpeakerLabFan
06-13-2015, 10:29 PM
Miles Davis - Round About Midnight
(1957, Columbia) CL 949, Six eyes label; -1K / -1F;

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/406/18601908638_a21dd84f57_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/395/18601908358_4635cf6071_o.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
06-19-2015, 09:54 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
(1977, MCA)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/273/18785891738_2072f15354_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/478/18350987034_4d527a78fe_o.jpg

A solid album before tragedy struck this band. Ronnie is wearing a Neil Young Tonight's The Night T-shirt. Neil and Ronnie had some mutual admiration - a quote from Cameron Crowe:

Neil Young gave a tape to Joel Bernstein to give to me which I gave to Ronnie [Van Zant], that had three songs on it - "Captain Kennedy," "Sedan Delivery," and "Powderfinger" - before they'd come out. And he wanted to give them to Lynyrd Skynyrd if they wanted to do one of his songs. They didn't fit on Street Survivors.

Neil loved that band and said they reminded him of the Buffalo Springfield and they made him yearn for the days of the Buffalo Springfield. He loved Lynyrd Skynyrd and he loved being mentioned in the song.

Being a huge Neil Young fan, I sort of appointed myself as cheerleader for that love affair to happen and blossom. I think it was happening - Ronnie was wearing that [Neil Young] shirt on the album cover and on the road. I was really happy to be able to play a part in getting some new Neil songs into Ronnie's hands. I don't remember what he had to say about it, but he was a huge Neil Young fan.

SpeakerLabFan
06-19-2015, 10:28 PM
Ten Years After - A Space In Time
(1971, Columbia) COLUMBIA, NY in the deadwax

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3819/18974588895_f0d47eb7c4_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/431/18969200752_900c6a8d3c_o.jpg

I don't think I've seen this cover with the songs listed on the front. The usual scorching music.

SpeakerLabFan
06-20-2015, 10:50 PM
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP -1A/-1A Artisan symbol in the deadwax

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8869/18287831971_fec9d64b37_b.jpg
https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3697/19009946161_1a2f6f9057_b.jpg

Nice. listening to Record 3.

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2015, 10:08 AM
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
(1969, Reprise) -1A/-1A WLP

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/ny002.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7516/15854072931_bb469b1ee3_c.jpg

A favorite from 1969.

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2015, 12:00 PM
Ten Years After - Ssssh.
(1969, Deram) '75 issue, -1B/-1E

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/527/19020924742_c01b85723d_b.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/551/18838722770_7aaea265b0_b.jpg

smokin'

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Getz Gilberto - s/t
(1964, Verve) W. German reissue

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/349/18422065773_a205c60ea1_b.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/312/18856559379_f62d8581dc_b.jpg

nice

dr_gallup
06-22-2015, 01:46 PM
From the Drive-By Truckers song lyrics "Ronnie and Neil":

Now Ronnie and Neil became good friends their feud was just in song
Skynyrd was a bunch of Neil Young fans and Neil he loved that song
So He wrote "Powderfinger" for Skynyrd to record
But Ronnie ended up singing "Sweet Home Alabama" to the lord

And Neil helped carry Ronnie in his casket to the ground
And to my way of thinking, us southern men need both of them around

Ronnie and Neil, Ronnie and Neil
Rock stars today ain't half as real
Speaking their minds on how they feel
Let them guitars blast for Ronnie and Neil


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Street Survivors
(1977, MCA)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/273/18785891738_2072f15354_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/478/18350987034_4d527a78fe_o.jpg

A solid album before tragedy struck this band. Ronnie is wearing a Neil Young Tonight's The Night T-shirt. Neil and Ronnie had some mutual admiration - a quote from Cameron Crowe:

Neil Young gave a tape to Joel Bernstein to give to me which I gave to Ronnie [Van Zant], that had three songs on it - "Captain Kennedy," "Sedan Delivery," and "Powderfinger" - before they'd come out. And he wanted to give them to Lynyrd Skynyrd if they wanted to do one of his songs. They didn't fit on Street Survivors.

Neil loved that band and said they reminded him of the Buffalo Springfield and they made him yearn for the days of the Buffalo Springfield. He loved Lynyrd Skynyrd and he loved being mentioned in the song.

Being a huge Neil Young fan, I sort of appointed myself as cheerleader for that love affair to happen and blossom. I think it was happening - Ronnie was wearing that [Neil Young] shirt on the album cover and on the road. I was really happy to be able to play a part in getting some new Neil songs into Ronnie's hands. I don't remember what he had to say about it, but he was a huge Neil Young fan.

SpeakerLabFan
06-24-2015, 08:08 PM
The Elvin Bishop Group - s/t
(1969, Fillmore) -1B/-1B

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/529/19136475051_5142f60144_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/420/19136474871_b06a739618_c.jpg

first solo LP after the Butterfield Blues Band, more tasty guitar playing from Bishop but not so great vocals.

SpeakerLabFan
06-24-2015, 08:38 PM
From the Drive-By Truckers song lyrics "Ronnie and Neil":

Now Ronnie and Neil became good friends their feud was just in song
Skynyrd was a bunch of Neil Young fans and Neil he loved that song
So He wrote "Powderfinger" for Skynyrd to record
But Ronnie ended up singing "Sweet Home Alabama" to the lord

And Neil helped carry Ronnie in his casket to the ground
And to my way of thinking, us southern men need both of them around

Ronnie and Neil, Ronnie and Neil
Rock stars today ain't half as real
Speaking their minds on how they feel
Let them guitars blast for Ronnie and Neil

:cheers:

SpeakerLabFan
06-24-2015, 09:46 PM
Aretha Franklin - This Girl's In Love With You
(1969, Atlantic) WLP, DK in the deadwax, mastered by Dennis King

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/484/18947918089_898c3d7385_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/536/19134059455_f74c4f4eb3_c.jpg

nice to hear Aretha's take on Lennon McCartney & Bacharach classics plus The Weight.

SpeakerLabFan
06-24-2015, 09:52 PM
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights
(1982, Hannibal) Canadian pressing; STERLING in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/rt004-1.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/rt002-4.jpg

Nice. recycled pictures.

SpeakerLabFan
06-24-2015, 10:14 PM
Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
(1969, A&M)

http://imageshack.us/a/img692/9889/zj8i.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img543/2191/4b9p.jpg

beautiful music and stunning playing; a landmark album of British folk rock.

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2015, 06:35 PM
Clyde Borly & His Percussions - Music In 5 Dimensions
(1966, ATCO) WLP, MONO

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/293/19030602240_5a221f274f_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/388/19218223825_9890573c37_c.jpg

recorded in Paris at the Barclay-Hoche Enregistrements Studios. There is some interesting music here and when there isn't the sound quality and percussion effects are enough to overcome the strings and schmaltz.

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Aerosmith - Get Your Wings
(1974, Columbia) Promo, SQ Quadraphonic, -1B/-1B

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/550/19031350898_43a172f93b_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/402/19032787829_a04d4c1700_c.jpg

Demonstration Not For Sale stamp on back cover. smokin' great low frequencies on this pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2015, 07:50 PM
Free - Live!
(1971, A&M)

http://imageshack.us/a/img26/7848/free003.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img824/3173/free002.jpg

a great live recording by Andy Johns

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2015, 08:13 PM
Flying Burrito Brothers - self titled
(1971, A&M) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fbb002.jpg

nice. recycled picture

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2015, 08:33 PM
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
(1974, ABC Command) Quadraphonic

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7539/16159681671_be8909fa0b_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7495/15974272370_2e9ddd6f67_z.jpg

nice. gatefold cover.

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2015, 09:07 PM
The Leaves - Hey Joe
(1966, Mira)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/DSCF5411.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/DSCF5410.jpg



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWjCvchFBY0

SEAWOLF97
06-28-2015, 10:30 AM
The Leaves - Hey Joe
(1966, Mira)

Long ago , I downloaded every "Hey Joe" available and put the 17 best ones on a CD.
The Leaves version was one of the best ..IMHO

SpeakerLabFan
06-28-2015, 10:08 PM
Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water
(1975, Atlantic) ARUN in the deadwax, mastered by Arun Chakraverty

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/402/19254057005_b2e954eaf1_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/441/19257890301_48c170acc0_c.jpg

R.I.P. Chris Squire. Jaw dropping bass playing here and as a founding member of Yes. You will be missed.

SpeakerLabFan
06-29-2015, 10:11 PM
Fotheringay - s/t
(1970, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

http://imageshack.us/a/img22/5075/upm5.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img59/8213/8n9x.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
07-01-2015, 10:55 PM
Bachman Turner Overdrive - s/t
(1973, Mercury) G.K. in the deadwax ; mastered by Gilbert Kong

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/bto003.jpg

Old photo. a spin for Canada Day!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-ZvAVcBIrQ

SpeakerLabFan
07-04-2015, 08:37 PM
earlier

The Band - Stage Fright
(1970, Capitol) 2011 MFSL issue

http://imageshack.us/a/img268/4678/tb002.JPG
http://imageshack.us/a/img692/857/tb001.jpg

now

Suzi Quattro - If You knew Suzi...
(1979, RSO) WLP; mastered at Utopia Studios

https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3954/19235498608_417548df6a_c.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3769/19416820692_3bc1ba015b_c.jpg

inspired after hearing The Runaways - Cherry Bomb on the car radio earlier. fun covers of Ray Davies Tired Of Waiting, Tom Petty Breakdown.

SpeakerLabFan
07-05-2015, 06:29 PM
Los Lobos - The Neighborhood
(1990, Slash) Precision in the deadwax, mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquer

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/473/19264740249_afe59da163_c.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/316/18830273133_d3b1af50f3_c.jpg

Nice. w/ Levon Helm, John Hiatt, Jim Keltner. I saw these guys open for Neil Young & Crazy Horse a few years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
07-05-2015, 09:31 PM
Mad River - s/t
(1968, Capitol) Promo stamped LP jacket

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/337/19454696205_6005391211_o.jpg
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/527/18832206914_cd4f112594_o.jpg
https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3815/19448389292_bb527f2fc5_o.jpg

a surprising find at a local HPB last week. in shrinkwrap and NM. nice.

SpeakerLabFan
07-06-2015, 09:49 PM
Audience - House On The Hill
(1971, Phillips) German pressing; -1Y/-2Y

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/c/703/ogmd.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/jjogmdj)
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/c/716/mc1n.jpg (http://imageshack.com/i/jwmc1nj)

I also have a US copy with a different track listing ...but it's at large in some random location in the collection at the moment.


now...

Bruce Cockburn - Sunwheel Dance
(1971, True North) Canadian pressing

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/15908901143_841735e983_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/15906495074_4196f3cf30_z.jpg

nice

SpeakerLabFan
07-08-2015, 10:45 PM
Osibisa - Woyaya
(1971, MCA) German pressing

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7641/16930227420_b35b1015b8_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7706/16910389957_91ef46a805_z.jpg

nice

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2015, 10:18 PM
Randy Newman - s/t
(1968, Reprise)

http://imageshack.us/a/img442/7863/rn004.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img267/7227/rn003.jpg

Nice. w/ Herb Ellis, Carol Kaye, Jim Gordon

SpeakerLabFan
07-10-2015, 11:36 PM
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
(1979, Atlantic) Monarch pressing, MO and SRC in the deadwax, handwritten matrices

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/537/19600220641_521a051ee6_b.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/553/19595366695_248d466e73_b.jpg

smokin'

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2015, 11:01 AM
Gil Scott-Heron And Brian Jackson - The First Midnight Of A New Day
(1975, Arista) WLP, Monarch symbol & F/W NYC in the deadwax, Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, NYC

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/372/19421211759_0863d5a474_b.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/540/19421211879_4684f2bb12_b.jpg

Nice. Jazz, R&B.

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2015, 02:17 PM
Los Lobos - By The Light Of The Moon
(1987, Slash)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/ll003.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/ll001.jpg

I saw these guys open for Neil Young & Crazy Horse on the 2012 tour, great show.

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2015, 02:35 PM
Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love
(1967, Phillips) MONO, Promo/WLP

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/14479515020_8e113c8952_o.jpg
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2938/14479569458_b97935eaa3_z.jpg

Nice

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2015, 10:21 PM
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
(1976, Island) -1C / -1B; STERLING in the deadwax

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3794/19625754341_864afe0533_o.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/399/19433333218_06b998b997_o.jpg

Yeah mon. off center placement on the labels, both sides.

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2015, 11:55 PM
Bad Company - s/t
(1974, Swan Song)

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/19627396661_00e0f18e18_o.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/417/19615969812_e3d67bb5e9_o.jpg

Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke from Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott The Hoople. I saw these guys in '74 when they toured this album, great record & great show

SpeakerLabFan
07-12-2015, 10:38 PM
Little Feat - S/T
(Warner Bros, 1971) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

http://imageshack.us/a/img845/3441/vet5.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/1360/mcym.jpg

nice. My favorite LF album.

SEAWOLF97
07-15-2015, 05:00 PM
.
https://youtu.be/eyCEexG9xjw

I wish I was in Tijuana
Eating barbequed iguana
I'd take requests on the telephone
I'm on a wavelength far from home
I feel a hot wind on my shoulder
I dial it in from south of the border
I hear the talking of the DJ
Can't understand just what does he say?

I'm on a mexican radio. I'm on a Mexican - whoah - radio

I dial it in and tune the station
They talk about the U.S. inflation
I understand just a little
No comprende, it's a riddle


Here's the whole album streamed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szDzivdHSAc

was reading the comments ... lots of love for this one :)

gferrell
07-15-2015, 07:21 PM
Speakerlabfan, you never cease to amaze me with your collection!

grumpy
07-15-2015, 09:15 PM
"I wish I was in Tijuana
Eating barbequed iguana"

Try their Ring of Fire cover... Lol.

SpeakerLabFan
07-15-2015, 10:49 PM
Steve Tibbets - Northern Song
(1982, ECM)

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/2982/st003.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/9704/st001.jpg

Nice. acoustic guitar soundscapes. incredible sound quality.

might be a final spin for a while, as I'm heading off Friday morning for a couple of vacation weeks with family in SW France - a week near Toulouse, a week in Biarritz, some travel through the Pyrenees range. As usual, lots of last minute work stuff to deal with/handoff before leaving.






Speakerlabfan, you never cease to amaze me with your collection!

:spin:

SEAWOLF97
07-16-2015, 09:46 AM
Try their Ring of Fire cover... Lol.

wow ..that sure "borrowed" from "Our Man Flint" theme.


https://youtu.be/aaAbs-hlQ5c

The Blue Hawaiians do a nice cover job :)

srm51555
07-23-2015, 09:19 AM
I found this one to be good enough to buy and post after watching it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHlkWcnj2m0

SEAWOLF97
08-01-2015, 07:12 PM
,
whaaa ? ain't gonna play ever (while in my care)

got this today for a dolla. it's factory sealed.
checking discogs, there are about 100 copies for sale, but only 1 of them is sealed.
That one's asking price is $110. NOT gonna open this. Off to my son to market it.
(he'll way undercut that price tho..)

released in 1978 on Rolling Stones Records. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 album chart, and became the band's top selling album in the United States, certified by the RIAA as having six million copies sold as of 2000. It was a major critical success, becoming the only Rolling Stones album to be nominated for a Grammy in the Album of the Year category. Many reviewers calling it a classic return to form and their best album since 1972's Exile on Main St.[1]

1978 ? this is 2015 ? = 37 years sitting around, unopened ?

As SW always says "if you spend a whole buck on an LP, it should be sealed" :)

SpeakerLabFan
08-03-2015, 01:35 PM
The Gary Burton Quintet - Ring
(1974, ECM) German pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/gb002-3.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/gb001-3.jpg

recycled pictures. a 20 year old Pat Metheny, Bob Moses, Eberhard Weber, Steve Swallow here.

back from a couple of weeks in SW France. recovering w/ jet lag after a long but smooth travel day yesterday.

SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2015, 08:45 PM
Gene Clark - No Other
(1974, Asylum) WLP; A1/B1 & ESR in the deadwax, mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/542/z7vf.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/849/4ce8.jpg

nice. Clark was a founding member of The Byrds and a great songwriter.

SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2015, 09:44 PM
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
(1974, Virgin) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/13632248065_ba9be85e55_b.jpg
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/13632278623_ec38cf4e62_b.jpg

Nice

SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2015, 10:39 PM
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
(1974, Asylum) TML-M in the deadwax

http://imageshack.us/a/img826/3848/cqu1.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img593/5619/jrms.jpg

I've seen Jackson Browne a couple of times - including a mid 70s show at the Paramount theatre in Seattle. sublime music and brilliant performance.

SpeakerLabFan
08-07-2015, 11:18 PM
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
(1970, Elektra) 1-CTH in the deadwax; Columbia - Terre Haute plant

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/716/rdi7.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/390/19769342183_4eecc1922f_c.jpg

Letting The Doors blow out a few cobwebs and start the weekend here.

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2015, 01:06 PM
Mary Hopkin - Those Were The Days
(1972, Apple) STERLING LH in the deadwax, mastered by Lee Hulko

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/20219412509_a60ae26ed2_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/364/20218066388_ba57be624e_c.jpg

several tracks produced by Paul McCartney, includes a Lennon McCartney song - Goodbye


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWyeGKC4Tak

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2015, 01:39 PM
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
(1974, Island) -1A / -1A STERLING in the deadwax

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5275/14217987875_ee09aaf9fb_b_d.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5157/14031324398_5f8222a689_z_d.jpg

a favorite from 1974. Demo LP w/ terrific sound quality. with The Meters, Lowell George, even Steve Winwood on a few tracks.

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2015, 03:36 PM
Grateful Dead - Skeletons From The Closet
(1974, Warner Bros)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/467/20415616951_996e9711d6_c.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/334/20221381710_cf82a31b06_c.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2015, 04:48 PM
Bob Dylan - Planet Waves
(1974, Asylum) KENDUN in the deadwax

http://imageshack.us/a/img819/5785/tb003s.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img521/857/tb001.jpg

Dylan with The Band. great stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2015, 10:25 PM
Jorma Kaukonen - Quah
(1974, Grunt) TML-M in the deadwax

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7375/13002712863_879c1108c4_c.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/13002572155_233f97caec_c.jpg

Nice

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2015, 11:04 PM
Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
(1974, Polydor) UK pressing; from EG box set

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8723/17348497592_40921754bb_c.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8809/17350383745_00dec5615a_z.jpg

from a crazy Church rummage sale find in May - the Eno 7 LP EG box set for 75 cents

SpeakerLabFan
08-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Pat Martino - Consciousness
(1974, Muse)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8824/16923703898_319b61ca8e_b.jpg
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a jazz guitar classic on a great label.

SpeakerLabFan
08-10-2015, 09:31 PM
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
(1974, Chrysalis) -1A / -1A

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SpeakerLabFan
08-10-2015, 10:04 PM
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
(1974, Vertigo) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong

http://imageshack.us/a/img10/3771/mk6r.jpg

Fritz The Cat
08-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Hi to all Members in the Whats Playing now Thread, Im glad i found this page so here is my first Post Right now im listening to Blues-Right Now! The Norman Luboff Choir (RCA Victor German Pressing) And I would like to know, if anybody has a clue about who's playing the wonderful guitar parts on this LP THX




Furthermore there is a funny Note on the backside of the cover: Dynagroove To Solve these old and obstinate problems in disc recording, highly ingenious computers "electronic brains" have been introduced to audio for the first time. Remember in 1964 :eek:

SpeakerLabFan
08-19-2015, 09:44 PM
Black Sabbath - s/t
(1970, Warner Bros) -1A/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Spinning a recent green label find. Too lazy to take pictures so using recycled pictures of another copy from awhile back.

SpeakerLabFan
08-19-2015, 10:56 PM
Lindisfarne - Happy Daze
(1974, Elektra) WLP

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Nice.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om8cKde-gaQ

Fritz The Cat
08-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
(1974, Chrysalis) -1A / -1A

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We should recognice the voice of James Dewar as
a characteristic centerpoint of the work of RT. I found an english pressing of "Bridge of sighs" in my collection. Listen to "About to begin": Screaming is not necessary for a big voice. Sometimes the voice of Jim Dewar reminds me of the voice of Rory Gallager. In 1970 Jim Dewar was member of "Stone the Crows". Does anybody own the Vinyl- LP "Stone the Crow" or "Ode to John Law" with the voice of Jim Dewar? Gruss aus Switzerland!

Fritz The Cat
08-20-2015, 12:19 PM
Lindisfarne - Happy Daze
(1974, Elektra) WLP

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Nice.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om8cKde-gaQ

Have you noticed the shark fin on the backside of the cover?(I have also found an american pressing of this LP in my collection.) What should that mean for the two apes on the little island? Does humour belong to music? (Frank Zappa 1986) Yesss!

Fritz The Cat
08-20-2015, 01:31 PM
Hey Freaks , this is a big one. A fat Hammond and a powerful voice. The Notes on the front cover say everything: "post pop space rock be bob gospel tabernacle chorus and orchestra BABY!" This is it! No exaggeration. I found this one last year in my favorite record shop for only 5 Swiss Franks (= 5 Euro) Normally new records cost about 30 Franks in Switzerland. Does anybody own the 2LP edition? That would be the non plus ultra and is very expensive /rare.

SEAWOLF97
08-21-2015, 03:30 PM
12 Cd's ,,,,incredible on the Arcam :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_Definitive_Collection

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Collection-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B001FSDP08/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

MAYBE the best that I've heard this material sound. :)

hsosdrum
08-21-2015, 07:59 PM
12 Cd's ,,,,incredible on the Arcam :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_Definitive_Collection

http://www.amazon.com/Definitive-Collection-Led-Zeppelin/dp/B001FSDP08/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

MAYBE the best that I've heard this material sound. :)

To my ears, All of the discs are noticeably better than the commercial releases—improved clarity, more impact, more stable stereo imaging, better separation between instruments, but the biggest improvements can be heard on LZ2 and Houses of the Holy. LZ2 adds much deeper and more impactful bass, along with an immediacy that makes the instruments sound "you-are-there" close, with Whole Lotta Love being the absolute knockout amongst all the discs. Houses of the Holy also sounds a whole lot more 'present' than the previous release, with bass impact that is improved, although not to the degree on LZ2.

To my ears, the difference is smallest on LZ4. The re-master does sound more clear and less veiled, but impact (especially in the bass) and instrumental separation are little improved over the commercial release. LZ1, LZ3 and Physical Graffiti fall somewhere in between. (Dazed and Confused sounds especially good.)

In Through the Out Door is on order; I'm skipping Presence and Coda (never liked 'em enough to buy in the first place).

And of course, you gotta listen to these LOUD (I'm sorry, I meant LOUD) to really get what the music is all about. After all, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.

SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2015, 10:21 PM
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon
(1975, Virgin International)

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nice. saying goodbye to the work week with some electronica.

SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2015, 10:28 PM
Gruetzi Fritz - Welcome to the thread. Nice posts!

Switzerland is a favorite place to visit in Europe - I have family in Zurich and Luzern.


Have you noticed the shark fin on the backside of the cover?(I have also found an american pressing of this LP in my collection.) What should that mean for the two apes on the little island? Does humour belong to music? (Frank Zappa 1986) Yesss!

Good eyes, I hadn't noticed this on the back cover. :) I agree James Dewar's voice is a big part of the impact of this Trower record. I don't have that Stone The Crows record - will be looking for it.

SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2015, 11:29 PM
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
(1973, London) Bell Sound, SF in the deadwax, mastered by Sam Feldman

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smokin'

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 02:22 AM
This is a somewhat weird one. Why should we listen to that? Historically interesting: this LP shows the beginnings of electronic Kraut rock parallel to "Kraftwerk". But in contrast to the title of this first TD work, there is nearly no electronically produced music on it: but a lot of very weird scratching cellos, furious flutes, burning pergament (?), broken glass, Addiator (???), voices played backwards, merciless psychedelic guitar attacks (!) (cit. Jochen on www. babyblaue-seiten.de) and all the primitive german studio techniques of those times. We only notice a melody in a certain degree on "Ashes to ashes". This one wasn't musically my piece of cake when i was 15 years old in 1970. I never took drugs all my live. So this is not my world. Look at the "important" informations on the cover. Who may understand this today ? You better check The Beatles' "Revolution number 9" or Pink Floyd's 2nd LP of Ummmagumma! And after that----you will be happy again....

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 04:34 AM
TD were famous for their soundtracks in the seventies. It's an attack of the synthesizers to my ears. For the cinema it may suit well. Does anybody hear the Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul of Edgar Froese as noticed on the back cover? If you listen very accurately......Listen to track B5 "Impressions Of Sorcerer". Check the inner label of "Electronic Meditation" (see my last post). Therefore we understand the meaning of "macht das Ohr auf". Who is able to close the ear? After this LP Peter Baumann left the band for a solo career. Was this a wise decision? Tell me. (Check my next post). And now, after listening to an overdose of synthesizers: is there any difference between the german and the french pressing? No:I can hear guitars only in "homeopathic dose" on both of them....And now, i have to put some guitar vinyl on my turntable for the next weeks!

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 05:02 AM
Was it a wise decision to leave Tangerine Dream for a solo career? It didn't matter at all. Despite of some nice melodious parts, we should listen to this LP critically. This one is mediocre synthesizer Kitsch. Why should we listen to this? Did we consumate too much "good" music in the last years? What do you thinkof it? Was this synthesizer oversaturation the reason for the outburst of punk music in Europe? Did you have a similar development in USA?

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 05:52 AM
This is a very likeable one from start to end. And in the end you turn the LP and start it again while reading the back cover informations. I found it in a thrift store for 4 Swiss Franks only. (=4 Euro). It is in mint condition. Apparently nobody knows this one. Fortunately. Why was it brought to the thrift store???? Why was it bought once for about 30 Franks and apparently never listened to? (In Switzerland it is very difficult to find rare Vinyl Lps today, because we have a Vinyl boom here since a couple of years). What a joy to find sometime a LITTLE GEM LIKE THIS. This couple adds a special characteristic Jazz colour to Blues Music. Very strong brass section. This LP was superbly produced by Chris Long. Does anybody know him? It was recorded in 1984 at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, California. Jeannie Cheatham had accompanied blues artists like T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dinah Washington, Big Mama Thornton etc..Her Husband had worked with Duke Ellington and Chico Hamilton. These Informations (and much more) are noted on the back cover of this really wonderful, positive LP.

SEAWOLF97
08-22-2015, 10:39 AM
To my ears, All of the discs are noticeably better than the commercial releases—improved clarity, more impact, more stable stereo imaging, better separation between instruments, but the biggest improvements can be heard on LZ2 and Houses of the Holy. LZ2 adds much deeper and more impactful bass, along with an immediacy that makes the instruments sound "you-are-there" close, with Whole Lotta Love being the absolute knockout amongst all the discs. Houses of the Holy also sounds a whole lot more 'present' than the previous release, with bass impact that is improved, although not to the degree on LZ2.

To my ears, the difference is smallest on LZ4. The re-master does sound more clear and less veiled, but impact (especially in the bass) and instrumental separation are little improved over the commercial release. LZ1, LZ3 and Physical Graffiti fall somewhere in between. (Dazed and Confused sounds especially good.)

In Through the Out Door is on order; I'm skipping Presence and Coda (never liked 'em enough to buy in the first place).

And of course, you gotta listen to these LOUD (I'm sorry, I meant LOUD) to really get what the music is all about. After all, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.

WOW , are you lurking in my listening room somewhere ? YES , 1,2 & 3 were a huge improvement. Listening to 4 right now. It IS better , but less so than the first 3. "Levy" still knocks me over. sounds great :)

and YES again. I never had CODA , but last Wednesday picked up a pristine copy on vinyl. sounds fine , but the performance just wasn't up to par for LZ. Maybe on 2nd listening it will improve ?

OH YEAH ..on LZ 3 ..."Gallows Pole" ... WOW :)

I'm playing these on the Arcam Cd-23 FMJ deck. It has dual transformers and the renowned "Ring DAC" (a 16 pound deck) .... airy and 3d sound. My dubs to MD are coming out nearly perfect.

http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/251/

SpeakerLabFan
08-22-2015, 11:39 AM
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
(1975, Columbia) WLP, STERLING in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
08-22-2015, 01:08 PM
Thin Lizzy - s/t
(1971, Decca) UK

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first listen to this LP - wow this is great stuff, with terrific sound quality. I picked this up on vacation in SW France last month. I spent a couple of hours browsing at a fun shop - Jet Records - in Biarritz.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/432/20048321282_f9b4c5875c_b.jpg

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 02:00 PM
I like the track B3 "Sure got cold after the rain fell". The rest is Rolling Stones meet Ten Years After and John Lee Hooker et al. The profile is not very clear now in this LP. The production is not very clear and the sound is a little bit dull.
Let's see, what happens next year. Look at the cover: Three man in the water are in despair of the future of their music. See next post!

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 02:16 PM
Tres Hombres, poco loco. Look at the cover: is this America? What do you think about the weird men with the revolver in his hand? Is he weird or the 3 man with their weird clothes? This is america. Who is "El loco"???? The sound is better than in "Rio Grande Mud". The 3 locos have found their way. Superb Dynamics.

SpeakerLabFan
08-22-2015, 02:28 PM
Brian Eno - Another Green World
(1975, EG Polydor) UK

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from the Before and After Science EG boxset

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 02:36 PM
Does anybody hear the fiddle played by Billy Gibbons? Tres hombres without any beards. ZZ Top in their beginnings. Every morning i have to cut my beard hair. Should i let it grow? The US pressing plays very well. The triple cover is luxurious.

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 03:00 PM
A wonderful LP. You have to love it! In those times i didn't know about all these studio cracks on this LP! 50 ways to leave your lover. My wife and I live since over 30 years together. No way of leaving. Produced by Richard Perry. Super.

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Thin Lizzy - s/t
(1971, Decca) UK

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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/765/20784124432_cd17c218c7_b.jpg

first listen to this LP - wow this is great stuff, with terrific sound quality. I picked this up on vacation in SW France last month. I spent a couple of hours browsing at a fun shop - Jet Records - in Biarritz.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/432/20048321282_f9b4c5875c_b.jpg

Oh, how lucky you are! In my collection i found nothing like that!

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2015, 03:40 PM
This is an interesting one. Fat hammond. Characteristic strong voice. Eddy Louiss was member of the Stan Getz Quartet and he played with Jean Luc Ponty, Michel Petrucchiani and others. Some great music. Does anybody know the work of Eddy Louiss? Simply beautiful. I found it in a thrift store for 5 Swiss Franks (= 5 Euro) this summer in Schaffhausen. With a little luck.... And nobody knows....

SpeakerLabFan
08-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
(1973, Virgin) Spanish pressing

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Listening to a recent pickup - a Spanish pressing. Too lazy, so recycling the turntable picture - which is from a previous spin of a UK Quad version.

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 01:59 AM
Sunday morning music. Accompanied by the Alpha Band. T- Bone Burnett is like a seal of quality for every record he is involved. Acoustic stringed instruments like guitar, mandoline, dobro, banjo, violin, bass and subtle percussions are dominating.
Bob's voice is soft and characteristic similar to Willie Nelson's. Superb Singer/Songwriter. This UK pressing is of good quality with fine dynamics. If you want to compare loudspeakers or MM/MC cartridges: put this one on your favourite turntable! A fine one. I began to collect vinyl in the middle eighties as the Compact Disc boom began to rise. HIFI Fans wanted to get rid of all their "troublesome" vinyl stuff. So dates also this one of that aera of HIFI- CONFUSION. A big luck for my vinyl collection! And today, as a similar development, many interesting CD's are flooding our thrift stores (Brockenhaus)

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 02:37 AM
Do you know the happy musician of the inner sleeve on the picture below? Yes it's T- Bone John Henry Burnett. He plays piano, guitar and sings. T-Bone Burnett is IMHO one of the most significant producers today. This LP was directed by Bob Neuwirth. (See my last post). On track A2 Ringo Starr plays the drums. And I suppose, he is also the author of that witty song: "by Arthur Buster Stahr" seems to be his Pseudonym. What do you think about it? And again: "Does humour belong to music? Yess." Ringo is a flagship for cultivated humour in pop music. What do you think about it? A beautiful happy verson of Dylans "You Angel You" appears on track B2. This song had big airplay in the version of Manfred Mann's Earthband in 1979.

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 03:00 AM
This one runs at 45 tours. Excellent dynamics! Also one of those vinyl LP's, if you want to compare components of your HIFI equipment. Collaborations with Richard Thompson, Bono, Bob Neuwirth (see the special post).
Infectious acoustic music! "Does humour belong to music?": have you noticed the sign on the record label: the demon with his fork gets troublesome. He has stolen 2 letters from records. Egoist!

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 04:58 AM
Interesting because of the collaboration with famous guitarists. Mick Ronson, Pete Townsend, Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson? Hey this was like a butterfly ball? Listen to the tracks A5 "The Sixties" and B5 "Hefner and Disney". Humour! Good american pressing. Price mark on cover "2.99 University Records". Which US University sells Records? The american pressings of the 70/80 years, which we can get in Switzerland are often "Cut Out" at an edge of the record cover. This one is not, and therefore it's a better quality of pressing.

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 05:36 AM
I don't think this is a rare one in US. It's a rocky rockabilly style. Not in the style of the fifties as played by Brian Setzer. Later on, Billy was member of the Fleetwood Mac tour band and collaborated on their "Behind the mask".
Simple and driving dance music. Super US Pressing with good dynamics. Check B3 "One Night" and compare with Elvis' version on the 1968 NBC-TV Special comeback.

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 06:14 AM
Comparison of a swedish and an english pressing. The dynamics are not sufficient good on both. The UK pressing sounds not better at all. Does anybody own a US pressing? Is there also such a dull sound? Is it because of the pressing or the studio conditions? 6 different studios and such a bad sound?? In Europe there was big airplay for A1 "Tired of toein' the line" and A3 "Fallin' in love" in 1979. Featured here are Dave Edmunds, Billy Burnette, Mel Collins, Billy Walker and many others studio cracks from all over the world. Too much monkey business? With a questionable result. Mostly the simple way is the better. Luckily there are in my collection 3 other works of Rocky Burnette....(posts eventually later)

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 06:36 AM
Good dynamics. Compilation of the early hits in 56/57. From Memphis, but not on SUN records. And "The Train kept a rollin'".....Good Sound!

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
(1973, Virgin) Spanish pressing









http://imageshack.us/a/img5/516/bj011.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/682/20616017639_87b289373d_b.jpg

Listening to a recent pickup - a Spanish pressing. Too lazy, so recycling the turntable picture - which is from a previous spin of a UK Quad version.


Richard Branson started Virgin Records with this one. TB was sold over 5 million times. Today Rich.Rich.RICHard Branson is one of the RICHest men on earth and owns an Island called Necker Island. This is an island of......? Yesss Virgin Island. Granted, the first work of Mike was commercially an important one in these times. But is it also a good one? Does it touch your heart & soul? It has no humour at all. Did you know, that Mike was bass player in the Kevin Ayers Band? Cit: Wikipedia

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Have you checked the notice on the backcover on the left side below? "This stereo record cannot be played on old tin boxes no matter what they are fitted with. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it to the nearest police station." Is this yet still a little piece of humour? Note: this LP was recorded in "Glorious Stereophonic Sound". Remarkable is the drummer: Steve Broughton from Edgar Broughton Band!

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Warning: A nice idea that comes out rather silly. Cit. AMG Bruce Eder. Too much Tubular Bells can be dangerous for your mental health.

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2015, 12:57 PM
If you look at the sad man on the backcover: does he want to own an island? Or a virgin? He should be glad because of his musicians on that LP: Raphael Ravenscroft (Listen to Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"), Andy Mackay (Listen to Roxy Music's "Virginia Plain"), Micky Moody (Listen to all the early Whitesnake LPs), Pierre Moerlen (Listen to all the Gong LP's with Pierre), and for the German HIFI Freaks Anita Hegerland (Listen to Roy Black and Anita "Schön ist es auf der Welt zu sein"). Anita Hegerland was his wife from 1987 until 1991. And now Mike wants also an Island as Richard Branson does......

hjames
08-23-2015, 02:22 PM
After a reasonably cool day (August in the DC burbs, I know) doing yardwork,
it was time for a hot soak, wash my hair for the coming week, clean up, and generally chill out ...

I had put an ambient playlist together over the last 2 weeks, based on an article in LA Times.
http://www.laweekly.com/music/10-classic-ambient-albums-for-people-who-dont-know-shit-about-ambient-5900508

I already had most of the music (Eno, The Orb, T.Dream, Wendy Carlos,etc), but I didn't know Gas, Tetsu, Global or The KEF ...
(The numbers are from the article, the very brief notes are mine)

1. Gas - Königsforst (1999) (still getting to know this)

2. Tetsu Inoue, Ambiant Otaku (1994) (still getting to know this)

3. Global Communication, 76:14 (1994)(still getting to know this)

4. The Orb, The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (1991)
A true classic - getting long in the tooth now, but still pulsing chill music

5. Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Very nice chillout tracks - a variety

6. The KLF, Chill Out (1990)
Kind of an ambient road trip through the southern US - found radio samples and more

7. Brian Eno, Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978)
Eno's first ambient album quiet piano noodlings - good stuff!

8. Cluster and Brian Eno, Cluster & Eno (1977)
Nice germanic synthy stuff, timely since the death of Dieter Moebius July 20

9. Tangerine Dream, Phaedra (1974)
(frankly, I'd recommend many of their other albums before this one - its old and pretty minimal - try Ricochet or the Soundtrack of Thief)

10. Wendy Carlos, Sonic Seasonings (1972)
A little dated but still a pleasant listen of early Moog fun from a pioneer ...

loach71
08-23-2015, 02:35 PM
Heather:

I never thought you would be an ambient music enthusiast...

hjames
08-23-2015, 04:15 PM
Heather:

I never thought you would be an ambient music enthusiast...

Thanks, I guess ...

Last week I was on a Bonnie Rait/Little Feat kick ...
found a UK CD of the first Bonnie Raitt show I saw in DC back in '73!
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00XCZJK0Q?keywords=I%20Can%27t%20Make%20You%20Lov e%20Me

But, I listen to LOTS of stuff ... [Even Sinatra and Melody Gardot]

Fritz The Cat
08-24-2015, 11:04 AM
This LP was not for sale. It was for listening. But why did i have to pay 10 Swiss Franks for it? I know, i know.... The beautiful cover was painted by Margareta. Hey Vinylfreaks, who is Margareta? Where is Margareta? C'mon you americans know it. Tell me! Gruss Fritz

Fritz The Cat
08-24-2015, 11:28 AM
I found this one this summer in a thrift store in Switzerland for 6 Franks. In mint condition. Vinyl and cover both. Where did it lie all these years. No smoke smell. It smells as new! But the pressing is from the early seventies. Heavy weight first quality vinyl. Sounds good. A gem? A wonderful one. Is this usual in US?

hsosdrum
08-24-2015, 12:41 PM
WOW , are you lurking in my listening room somewhere ? YES , 1,2 & 3 were a huge improvement. Listening to 4 right now. It IS better , but less so than the first 3. "Levy" still knocks me over. sounds great :)

and YES again. I never had CODA , but last Wednesday picked up a pristine copy on vinyl. sounds fine , but the performance just wasn't up to par for LZ. Maybe on 2nd listening it will improve ?

OH YEAH ..on LZ 3 ..."Gallows Pole" ... WOW :)

I'm playing these on the Arcam Cd-23 FMJ deck. It has dual transformers and the renowned "Ring DAC" (a 16 pound deck) .... airy and 3d sound. My dubs to MD are coming out nearly perfect.

http://www.stereophile.com/cdplayers/251/

In the interest of full disclosure, I do all my music listening on my home theater on a Panasonic Blu-ray player (don't know the model—it was included free when I bought my 50" plasma TV 4 years ago), via a Lexicon DC-1 processor (CA 1998) in 5.1-channel mode with Logic 7 processing engaged. I do have a 25-year old Nakamichi CD Player 1 out in my former studio, which definitely does sound better playing CDs than the Blu-ray player does, but I'm out of room in my home theater furniture and have nowhere to put it.

In the 30+ years that I owned 2-channel systems I was never happy with plain 2-channel stereo (for years I listened on a 3-channel LCR system that added an L+R derived mono center and was a vast improvement over simple L/R), and once I got the Lexicon and discovered how much more fun it was to listen in full 5.1 all the time I never looked back. I guess this makes me a "former" audiophile (I sold my Linn and all my vinyl in 2001—hated vinyl worse than I disliked 2-channel), but I'm a much happier camper now, and am able to get much more thoroughly lost in the music than I ever could with just 2 speakers and piles of black vinyl. YMMV.

dr_gallup
08-24-2015, 01:04 PM
If you look at the sad man on the backcover: does he want to own an island? Or a virgin? He should be glad because of his musicians on that LP: Raphael Ravenscroft (Listen to Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"), Andy Mackay (Listen to Roxy Music's "Virginia Plain"), Micky Moody (Listen to all the early Whitesnake LPs), Pierre Moerlen (Listen to all the Gong LP's with Pierre), and for the German HIFI Freaks Anita Hegerland (Listen to Roy Black and Anita "Schön ist es auf der Welt zu sein"). Anita Hegerland was his wife from 1987 until 1991. And now Mike wants also an Island as Richard Branson does......

I can highly recommend owning an island. The peace and serenity of having a space free of electricity, internet, phones, cars etc. is wonderful. Mine is small and rather far north of the Virgin Islands but it is great to get out of the heat of South Carolina in the dog days of summer and go someplace where you still need a blanket to sleep at night while listening to loons calling and waves lapping the shore.
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Fritz The Cat
08-24-2015, 01:06 PM
Listen to track B2: "Somebody stole my synthesizer". Does humour belong to music? Yesss! Do synthesizers belong to Rocknroll, Blues, Rockmusic, Folkrock etc.?? This is a very funny song of a funny LP. Does anybody know the words of this song?

Fritz The Cat
08-24-2015, 01:11 PM
I can highly recommend owning an island. The peace and serenity of having a space free of electricity, internet, phones, cars etc. is wonderful. Mine is small and rather far north of the Virgin Islands but it is great to get out of the heat of South Carolina in the dog days of summer and go someplace where you still need a blanket to sleep at night while listening to loons calling and waves lapping the shore.
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Oh, you're a lucky man. How come? Bought? Conquered? No enemies or pirates to fear? Gruss from Switzerland. It's raining here. We have to be busy. A little bit frustrating when i look at your pictures.

SpeakerLabFan
08-24-2015, 09:56 PM
This LP was not for sale. It was for listening. But why did i have to pay 10 Swiss Franks for it? I know, i know.... The beautiful cover was painted by Margareta. Hey Vinylfreaks, who is Margareta? Where is Margareta? C'mon you americans know it. Tell me! Gruss Fritz

Margareta Kaukonen - Jorma's wife. She did some of the wild art on Hot Tuna LPs as well.

SpeakerLabFan
08-24-2015, 09:57 PM
Robert Hunter - Tiger Rose
(1975, Round Records) -1B/-1B; artisan symbol in the deadwax

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produced and arranged by Jerry Garcia. also w/ Mickey Hart, David Grisman. Great songwriter but - much better to have Jerry or Bob Weir sing his songs.

Fritz The Cat
08-25-2015, 11:31 AM
What a wonderful voice. She was one half of the Captain & Tennille Pop Duo. Their big hit in 1975 was " Love will keep us together". The divorce of her husband Daryl Dragon (Captain) was finalized in 2014. Will a new love keep them together with someone new? This LP is a very strong one and a big surprise. Jazzzzz! I bought it because of the name of Sammy Nestico noticed on the back cover. The voice of Toni reminds me of Shirley Bassey: strong voice with a special Jazz- character. The Big Band was produced and conducted by Sammy Nestico. Very important Jazz producer. Toni Tennille is the voice on Pink Floyds " One of my turns" of the "Wall" and B-Side of the 45rpm "Another Brick in the wall part 2". She adds the groupie monologue "Oh god what a fabulous room.....". The song ends rather depressingly. Look at Wikipedia: "One of my turns" Pink Floyd. Does anybody own interesting vinyl with Sammy Nestico?

Fritz The Cat
08-25-2015, 12:05 PM
Who loves war? In Switzerland we had big luck during the world wars. In Switzerland i had big luck this summer as i found this "war" in a thrift store. The sound is superb. Fine dynamics. Is there a meaning in the picture on the front cover? Was the work of war much profitable? War is always profitable. Or is it just a friendly face of an ordinary neighbour? Listen to "Leroy's Latin Lament (Medley)". The music here is shining bright.... And sometimes pure magic.

Fritz The Cat
08-25-2015, 01:03 PM
Robert Hunter contributed the lyrics to most of the Jerry Garcia songs. This one: over 2 hours of music. Fantastic Cover. Superb live sound. Did GD ever have gigs in Switzerland? Does anybody know? These songs made it rarely onto earlier GD live Lp's before. Sometimes very jazzy.

SpeakerLabFan
08-25-2015, 10:36 PM
Fairport Convention - Rising For The Moon
(1975, Island) mastered at The Mastering Lab

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I check youtube from time to time to see if more of this clip has been posted, or more clips of Sandy Denny in live performance. It seems there are only a few, this one is all to short, promoting the LP:


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SpeakerLabFan
08-25-2015, 10:40 PM
Robert Hunter contributed the lyrics to most of the Jerry Garcia songs. This one: over 2 hours of music. Fantastic Cover. Superb live sound. Did GD ever have gigs in Switzerland? Does anybody know? These songs made it rarely onto earlier GD live Lp's before. Sometimes very jazzy.

Never heard of stops in CH. They were close for the Europe '72 tour when they played Munich on May 18.

dr_gallup
08-26-2015, 10:17 AM
Oh, you're a lucky man. How come? Bought? Conquered? No enemies or pirates to fear? Gruss from Switzerland. It's raining here. We have to be busy. A little bit frustrating when i look at your pictures.

It's been in the family for 60 years, I'm 3rd generation owner. Hopefully many more. The camp is quite old for that part of the world, first built in the 1920's. Much is still original from the massive stone fireplace to the blue china dinner plates that came with the place. No pirates but we do have a cannon that we fire each day to announce the cocktail hour. It shoots tennis balls filled with sand.

I skied at Interlaken for a week once, my only trip to Switzerland. A wonderful place.

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2015, 12:01 PM
It's beer o'clock. And this one is right now. It's only AOR, but I like it. Bob Weir meets Ry Cooder, Jeff Baxter and Brian Setzer for a beer. Bill Cobham beats his own drum. Bob Cochrane supplies his strong voice. Does anybody know the other members of the band? Gruss aus Switzerland. We have good beer here!

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2015, 01:27 PM
Marsden/Moody. A superb guitar duo. But we can't forget Richie Blackmore. This one was a big fun for every participating musician. Deep Purple was pure terror at this time. Listen to Moody's "Belgian Tom's Hat Trick". Who is Belgian's Tom? Tell me!

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2015, 09:33 AM
The Romantics are on tour these days in USA: 29. Aug. 2015 in Atlanta. What colour of jackets and jeans will they wear at their gig? This one, produced by Pete Solley in Miami Beach, is rather fresh and quick rock in the style of Kinks/Them/ Who etc. plus not too much punk attitude. But the clothes they wear, i don't know.........TZZZZZ

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2015, 10:00 AM
Beautiful weather, still 27 Degree Celsius this august evening. I like august the most of all the months of the year. The right time for some Romantics records and cooking something special. Perfect combination. Listen to track A 5 "A night like this"!

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2015, 10:37 AM
Look at their pretty hairstyle. Oh no, the eighties... But the music is fascinating. This is a bright spot in the mostly horrible pop music of the eighties. And this one is a very fresh one. It sounds fresh also after over 30 years. Forget their hairstyle. Iconic Front cover. We possibly had similar hairstyle at that time, or not........"Talking in your sleep", track B1 was their big hit in 1983. Rick James would smile or consult his laywer...... Listen to the rhythm theme!

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2015, 11:11 AM
This is the end. No more Romantics as known. And with this one, we're arrived at the pop of the eighties. A great pity. Too clean. As the hairstyle is. No, this one is too usual for the eighties.

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2015, 11:26 AM
No, I made a mistake with the pictures on the last post. Did you check it? This one is the end of the Romantics. Rather dumb eighties pop as the others do. They go REO Speedwagon style/production. This is not my piece of cake anymore. One track is possible: B5 "Poison Ivy". On a hot august night Gruss from Switzerland.

SpeakerLabFan
08-27-2015, 08:47 PM
10cc - How Dare You!
(1976, Mercury) UK pressing; MELYS in the deadwax; mastered by Melvin Abrahams, Strawberry Studios

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SpeakerLabFan
08-27-2015, 09:49 PM
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
(1975, Virgin)

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nice

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2015, 10:38 AM
boring

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2015, 11:07 AM
Cooool! But the dynamics are a liittle weak. Hey, we hear the voice of Joe Tex !!! Or is it (sometimes) Rod Stewart? What kind of guitar is hanging around his neck? I cannot read the logo on the headstock. Does anybody know?

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2015, 11:44 AM
Keith Jarrett p, perc./Jan Garberek tenor and soprano saxophone/Palle Daniellson b/Jon Christensen dr. 4.5 Franks in the thrift store this summer. ECM is always a shure buy. In USA you would pay one Dollar? But this one is in mint condition. Listen to track B1 " Country"! A beautiful one with many melodious sounds. Straight from their hearts and fingers. Soundssssss so well.....

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2015, 02:15 PM
Which is the name of the drink they pour out of the bottle? Does it cause amnesia? Or only headache? Does the music bring a certain healing? This country rock is dominated by beautiful harmonic voices. The "Eagles" are getting envious while hearing the supplied saxophon tunes. Listen to the title track A3. No, listen to all the tracks. Forget the Eagles. This one is contagious....

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2015, 02:55 PM
No fillers, all killers. All the studio cracks of Hollywood had big fun with this one: Outstanding Larry Carlton on every track with his Paula. You have to listen to that guitar! And Wilton Felder, Joe Sample, Brecker and Sanborn et al. Perfect dynamics. Studio technics of the highest quality. Why didn't Franks get famous in Europe?

SpeakerLabFan
08-28-2015, 11:27 PM
earlier

Queen - A Day At The Races
(1976, Elektra) Promo/WLP, STERLING in the deadwax

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now

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
(1971, Atlantic) Artisan & Monarch symbols in the deadwax

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nice. Thundering bass. Crosby + Nash, Young and folks from Jefferson Airplane, the Dead, & Joni Mitchell.

Fritz The Cat
08-29-2015, 01:09 AM
earlier

Queen - A Day At The Races
(1976, Elektra) Promo/WLP, STERLING in the deadwax

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now

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
(1971, Atlantic) Artisan & Monarch symbols in the deadwax

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nice. Thundering bass. Crosby + Nash, Young and folks from Jefferson Airplane, the Dead, & Joni Mitchell.

They recorded in the early seventies under the nickname "The planet earth rock and roll orchestra": 1970 Jefferson Starship "Blows against the empire". 1971 "If i could only remember my name" (What a silly title! Too much drugs?). 1971 Graham Nash "Songs for beginners", 1971 Slick/Kantner "Sunfighter", 1972 "Graham Nash David Crosby", 1972 Mickey Hart "Rolling Thunder", 1973 Kantner Slick Freibarg "Barron from tollboot & the chrome nun". They are published new as CDs under the title "The Perro Sessions Part1-4)(Cit. Silverado)

Fritz The Cat
08-29-2015, 11:14 AM
40 years of "Wish You Were Here". 20 years of "Pulse". Listen to record 4, track B1! A "tower of song"! (cit.: Leonard Cohen)

SpeakerLabFan
08-29-2015, 01:21 PM
The Desert Rose Band - s/t
(1987, Curb) MASTERFONICS in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 02:10 AM
The Desert Rose Band - s/t
(1987, Curb) MASTERFONICS in the deadwax
Curb records is always a quality label. If there's the name "Curb" on the label, you have to buy the record. Nearly no misses! In my collection: Beat Farmers, Bellamy Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Ronnie Mc Dowell, Tim Mc Graw, Real Life, Sawyer Brown, Conway Twitty, Gene Watson, Righteous Brothers, OST Savage Streets, Cliff Sarde. Since many years, i have gathered all the datas of my record collection on excel. So i can quickly screen them. Very hot August days here in Switzerland. Klimaerwärmung?
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Curb records is a quality label. If here's a label with the

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 03:16 AM
40 years of Camel's "Snow Goose". Sunday morning music. Actually i had to wash it with my Hannl first. But after all, i have to realize, that the dynamics are rather weak. Is it because of the english pressing (sometimes english pressings are simply bad) or the studio recording/mastering conditions? How is your US pressing? In the seventies i didn't like this one. 100% instrumental work. But after 40 years i have to confess: a great one! They had big legal battles because of using the cigarette name "Camel". Silly decision. So, due to the law suit, it was a financial desaster. The further problem: it was hard to be reproduced on stage. An orchestra was too expensive. I think, it's the best album Camel did. Listen to the guitar of Andy Latimer. Sounds like a Gibson Les Paul, isn't it? P.S: does anybody smoke camels? Please notice the inner sleeve: vinyl needs clean fingers!

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 04:04 AM
Big voice crosses the atlantic for recordings at Muscle Shoals. 3 (!) men producing: Wexler&Dowd&Mardin! Too many cooks.......? Too much sugaring with orchestra. During this stage of her career, Lulu was married to Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. After 4 years: divorce. As usual. On guitar we have Duane Allman, Eddie Hinton, Cornell Dupree, Jimmy Johnson! Does anybody check the individual guitar parts? If i could have payed these guitar cracks, i would have wanted to hear more of them.......Too many cooks, definitely. The atlantic crossing of Dusty Springfield "In Memphis" was produced with more heart&soul than this one. This US pressing isn't a very exactly made one. It's a "Cut out"-cover. But if i may find a better one, i will take it shurely. Does anybody own a vinyl LP of Muscle Shoals guitarist Jimmy Johnson? He participated on Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar" when recording at Muscle Shoals. (Cit. Wikipedia) Is it true?

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 05:20 AM
Why do i not like the picture on the cover? Really nasty. One of the badest record covers i know. Some artists were famous for their lousy LP covers. As a result mostly, their records didn't sell well. Silly decisions. Look at the lousy covers of most of the US country singers in the seventies. Or Robert Palmer as expl.!I wouldn't shurely buy this one. But i like the music. Witty ska music. It swings! Wonderful versions of Cat Stevens' "The first cut is the deepest" and Tina Charles' "I can't stand the rain". Also covered by Rod Stewart. Do you know further albums with nasty covers, but contrasting wonderful music?

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 08:21 AM
Life is Jazz. Jazz is life. Jazz is live. 3 outstanding musicians of the Oscar Peterson Quartet of these times. They are totally present. So you won't miss the drums. This one is really live. Listen to Track A1"Blues in the closet". Unfortunately after some minutes the amplifier is sometimes kicked by Joe Pass accidentally. As a result you can hear many (wanted/unwanted?) cracks from the spring reverb. Track A2 Duke Ellington's "The Mooche": Thielemans plays the guitar and remarks, that it wouldn't be easy to play the guitar after Joe Pass. But he is a superb guitarist also. Whistling tunes in Jazz? Listen to the funny track A3 "Thriving from a riff"! Does humour belong to Jazz? Yessss, absolutely! In the early seventies i saw a superb Joe Pass in concert 2 times in Zürich with an epic Ella Fitzgerald. Unforgettable. Since then, i am a big fan of both. This US pressing is superb. The US and german Pablo pressings in my collection mostly are good. Strong dynamics. Does anybody know further whistling tunes in Jazz music?

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 08:59 AM
Sampler Lp's sometimes give to me the possibility to get to know new artists. This one with some recordings of the years 57/58 is remarkable because of 2 female vocalists: Pay attention to Ernestine Anderson! She was member of the Johnny Otis Show and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Her voice is similar to that of Ella Fitzgerald. In the next future i will look for LPs with Ernestine. Listen also to the voice of Chris Connor. A "cool singer" par excellence! Cal Tjader was an important influence for Carlos Sanatana. "Sessions, live" was a collection of live performances on the Calliope Label. This is the only LP i own of this record company. Interesting.

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2015, 09:37 AM
Gimme gimme gimme........... that cake. Yes, this is my piece of cake. Beautiful record cover. Strong funky rock. Superb Hamish Stuart on guitar. Later famous with Paul McCartney. This is a german re-release from 1985. These german re-releases have superb dynamics as i know it from so many Elvis vinyl LP's in my collection. The german RCA pressings from the seventies (orange label) sometimes were weak mass production. Those with the black labels were strong mass production. The LP is dedicated to Robbie McIntosh, who had died in 1974 because of heroin abuse. 40 years ago!!!

SpeakerLabFan
08-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Steeleye Span - Dogs & Ferrets
(1983, Pair)

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a 2LP compilation of Commoners Crown and All Around My Hat from 1975/76. Cheap packaging but great sound quality. Listening to record 1, the Commoners Crown material. My neighbor told me that Steeleye with Maddy Prior played here in July at a small venue, The Triple Door. while I was on vacation...another missed show. I did see Steeleye Span in '73 or '74 at the University Of Washington in Seattle, they opened with Wishbone Ash and J.Geils Band also on the bill. very different bands but a great show!

SpeakerLabFan
08-30-2015, 12:58 PM
Gentle Giant- Acquiring The Taste
(1971, Vertigo) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong at Masterdisk

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nice. great sound quality and surprising changes - never know what's next. recycling an older picture.

SpeakerLabFan
08-30-2015, 01:07 PM
Life is Jazz. Jazz is life. Jazz is live. 3 outstanding musicians of the Oscar Peterson Quartet of these times. They are totally present. So you won't miss the drums. This one is really live. Listen to Track A1"Blues in the closet". Unfortunately after some minutes the amplifier is sometimes kicked by Joe Pass accidentally. As a result you can hear many (wanted/unwanted?) cracks from the spring reverb. Track A2 Duke Ellington's "The Mooche": Thielemans plays the guitar and remarks, that it wouldn't be easy to play the guitar after Joe Pass. But he is a superb guitarist also. Whistling tunes in Jazz? Listen to the funny track A3 "Thriving from a riff"! Does humour belong to Jazz? Yessss, absolutely! In the early seventies i saw a superb Joe Pass in concert 2 times in Zürich with an epic Ella Fitzgerald. Unforgettable. Since then, i am a big fan of both. This US pressing is superb. The US and german Pablo pressings in my collection mostly are good. Strong dynamics. Does anybody know further whistling tunes in Jazz music?

Wow, I bet those were great concerts. Joe Pass on jazz guitar. Ella on vocals. wow.

whistling tunes in jazz - how about Big Noise From Winnetka - whistling by Clint Eastwood


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SpeakerLabFan
08-30-2015, 10:20 PM
The Who - Who Are You
(1978, MCA) Promo/WLP

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Fritz The Cat
08-31-2015, 10:50 AM
The last work with Moon the Loon. This one has no soul. Without any esprit and energy. Cheesy sound of synthesizers. Look at the dirty trousers of Pete Townsend on the front cover. This man seems to be at the end. Somehow very depressive attitude. The first album with backing voices for Daltrey on many of the tracks: Andy Fairwheather-Low (remember "Amen Corner"). The thin voice of Roger Daltrey has lost its Charisma. Why does not Pete do the backing vocals? And as a total low point: Keith sat in the chair with the ominous message in order to disguise his paunch which was sticking out over his trousers top. Soon after that he was taken away. In 1975 Moon thought, he had his big time with his only solo work"Two sides of the Moon". Shurely, it was a big fun for all his musician friends. There's no need to name them all! Good friends. Funny friends. But is it also fun for me? Does humour belong to music? Yessss. But it HAS (!) to be MUSIC! It may have been meant as fun, but comes off as extremely sad and depressing. This one is characterisized by the inner sleeve. If you turn it, you can see the other side of the Moon. What do you think about the solo LP of Moon the Loon?

Fritz The Cat
08-31-2015, 12:08 PM
Recorded at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Beautiful. Listen to track A3 "Morning". Do you know this song? Listen to Deodato's "Carly & Carol". See next post. Whom do the credits belong to?

Fritz The Cat
08-31-2015, 01:51 PM
This was my first love. My first Jazz Album. It was a used one with reduced price. I bought it in 1973 because i liked the picture on the cover: very impressive. Magical mystery cover! Every track is written in my mind. I know it by heart since over 40 years. I think, this one is the LP I most frequently listened to. It is a little bit worn out, but I found a second one this summer in a thrift store for 4 Franks. A wonder! In nearly mint condition. Listen to track A3 "Carly & Carole": what a beautiful Fender Rhodes solo by Deodato: Like a mountain creek in spring. This song is dedicated to Carole King and Carly Simon. What a perfect dedication to these two outstanding Singer/Songwriters. As I listened very much to this LP, I discovered those superb musicians: John Tropea!!! Ron Carter, Stanley Clarke, Jay Berliner, Billy Cobham, Airto, Hubert Laws etc. So my first love guided me into a big Jazz vinyl collection. This LP has no weak second, i swear. I would buy this one "anyway anyhow anywhere". Does anybody own an Lp of Jay Berliner?

SpeakerLabFan
08-31-2015, 10:13 PM
The Kinks - Preservation Act 2
(1974, RCA)

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Listening to record 1. even a scattered mess like this record is interesting, as you expect from Ray Davies and the Kinks

Fritz The Cat
09-01-2015, 10:43 AM
This is a curious one. It's not a typical Kinks album with witty songs. But what is it? You said it's a scattered mess. That's right. And why should i buy these 2 LP's? Where are the melodies? Do you find a good song? One track is a little bit of a song: B4. But listen to Mungo Jerry "In the summertime". That one is the original. This is a solo work of Ray Davies in the style of a rock opera.The inner pictures say it all: Ray is the rooster in the henhouse. The other Kinks have to play the louts in the backyard. Was this a good decision? Does humour belong to music? Yessss. But without any melodious songs there is no music to have fun with. This one isn't really a weak one, but there are included too many boring minutes. In 1974 you had to listen to Who's Quadrophenia, Cockney Rebel, Deep Purple, Rory Gallagher, Jethro Tull, Status Quo etc. There were so many beautiful albums in those times.... And looking at the picture withe the ladies: which one is LOLA?

Fritz The Cat
09-01-2015, 11:17 AM
Here we find the witty songs we missed on "Preservation Act 2". This one can be considered as an album that the band recorded in a "convalescing" state, slowly returning from Ray's unlimited fantasy world into the real Kinks-style music. (Cit.: startling.rinet.ru)

Fritz The Cat
09-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Anyhow this guitarist didn't ever made it in the big music business. But he was nearly everywhere in the music scene of the seventies. His style was too meandering. There was no clear line in his work. Listen to track B3 "Hey, Miss Betty". The song is a rocking hommage to '50s bondage Queen Betty Page. Her career had an abrupt end: she disappeared one day and was never seen again in show business. Was this a wise decision?

Fritz The Cat
09-01-2015, 12:24 PM
German Bellaphon pressings were always superb. Mostly heavy vinyl of best quality. This one is a big one. Her Memphis album. What a great voice. For fans of Memphis/Nashville sounds. Produced by Don Nix, Bob Potter, Mick Jones (Foreigner). Hear and look at all those important studio cracks. Wonderful discovery on a flea market in Yverdon Switzerland in June 2015 for 6 Franks.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 10:03 AM
The Kinks - Preservation Act 2
(1974, RCA)
What do you think about Dynaflex of RCA? I think, they often have poor dynamics. Was the Vinyl quality good? Im'not so shure. Gruss aus der Schweiz
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Listening to record 1. even a scattered mess like this record is interesting, as you expect from Ray Davies and the Kinks

What do you think about Dynaflex of RCA? I think, they often have poor dynamics. What about the vinyl quality? I prefer 180gr Vinyl. But the newest pressings are not always without doubts. Gruss aus der Schweiz.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Do you like the "Eurythmics"? Why not? This one is Pre-Eurithmics by Lennox & Stewart. Drive and power with intersting guitar rock. Nearly no synthesizers. Remembering the Who in the seventies. Hand made. Many witty ideas. Thrift store buy this summer. Will there ever be a comeback of the Tourists?

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 11:43 AM
I know the guitar playing of Eric Gale since the days of STUFF. I forgive him this kind of "easy listening Jazz", because his splendid guitar solos are symptomatic for his style. A very special style you may recognize anyway anyhow anywhere. I simply love this one. OH REALLY, ITS EASY LISTENING TO. why not? Is it Jazz? It swings, black music, it's Jazz.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 11:45 AM
Does anybody read these posts? Why do you?

Odd
09-02-2015, 12:29 PM
Yes, I'm sure!

Get ideas for new music and music I've forgotten.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 12:52 PM
All killers no fillers. Very best latin rhythms from East Los Angeles. New Chicano conciousness on the rise. Bobby Espinosa's hammond dominates. Little Mickey Lespron guitar. Does anybody know the work and live of this guitarist? Hey, he plays a very special style! Latin rock was only Santana for me in the seventies. Carlos was the godfather of latin pop. For me. Later i discovered the sources of it all little by litte. Listen to track A4 an B4: cheeky versions of "Eleanor Rigby" and a short "Light my fire" without any respect for the originals. Thrift store this summer for 4 Fr.. I have it already in the 1970 original version, but also this rerelease sounds wonderful. Superb Dynamics. You have to hear this one LOUD! Close the windows. This one makes you move. And dance?

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 01:26 PM
Is there any reason to listen to an AOR Lp like this? Why did i pick up this one on a flea market this summer? I always take time to read the list of musicians and producers. Ron Nevison recorded as following: Physical Graffity, Irish Tour 74 by Rory Gallagher etc..... Why shouldn't i buy this AOR Lp? Greg Ladanyi was producer of Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, The Church, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley, Jeff Healey etc. Why shouldn't i buy this one? It's a little bit overproduced. But the vocals and twin guitars by Gary West and Van McLain are well produced. But this is an example of music played too clean. It isn't "only rock'n'roll, but i like it" anymore. In the eighties, there was an overload of this. Saturation. Let's put it into the attic and we will listen to it again in 2025. Perhaps we will have another perspective then.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2015, 01:43 PM
Is there any reason to listen to an AOR Lp like this? Why did i pick up this one on a flea market this summer? I always take much time to read the list of musicians and producers on the back covers. This one was produced by Ron Nevison and Greg Ladanyi. Audio Engineer Ron Nevison recorded as follows: Quadrophenia and Bad Company's first. He was the builder of Ronnie Lanes Mobile Studio. Here is the origin of Physical Graffity, Irish Tour 74 by Rory Gallagher etc..... Why shouldn't i buy this AOR Lp? Greg Ladanyi was producer of Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, The Church, Toto, Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley, Jeff Healey etc. Why shouldn't i buy this one? It's a little bit overproduced. But the vocals and twin guitars by Gary West and Van McLain are well produced. SpeakerLabFan would say "nice". This is an example of music played too clean. It isn't "only rock'n'roll, but i like it" anymore. In the eighties, there was an overload of this. Saturation. Let's put it into the basement room with all the stored Punk Lp's and we will listen to it again in 2025. Perhaps we will have another perspective then.

hjames
09-02-2015, 01:47 PM
Anyhow this guitarist didn't ever made it in the big music business.
But he was nearly everywhere in the music scene of the seventies. His style was too meandering.
There was no clear line in his work. Listen to track B3 "Hey, Miss Betty". The song is a rocking hommage
to '50s bondage Queen Betty Page. Her career had an abrupt end:
she disappeared one day and was never seen again in show business. Was this a wise decision?

Who cares about betty - I had a friend (now passed) that was part of the NY camera club that did the first shots of her way back when ...

But Spedding ... Nice piece of work!

Chris spedding had a big hit with "pogo dancing" - got a copy of that somewhere .
Plus he did a great deal of work on the later Bryan Ferry albums - In Your Mind for one ... rockabilly fun!
I guess Bryan wanted him instead of Phil Manzanera (who was kinda my Roxy fave)

wki sez:
In June 2014, Spedding appeared as a special guest playing guitar with Bryan Ferry at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glastonbury_Festival_2014) held in Pilton, Somerset (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilton,_Somerset), United Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Spedding

SpeakerLabFan
09-02-2015, 09:53 PM
Neil Young - Zuma
(1975, Reprise) -1A/-1B

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Nice. A favorite from Neil and the horse.

SpeakerLabFan
09-02-2015, 10:03 PM
What do you think about Dynaflex of RCA? I think, they often have poor dynamics. What about the vinyl quality? I prefer 180gr Vinyl. But the newest pressings are not always without doubts. Gruss aus der Schweiz.

My experience with the RCA Dynaflex LPs is that the sound quality is no more or less variable than titles recorded on heavier vinyl. From my listening I haven't heard anything to conclude that Dynaflex records are generally less dynamic. If it's a good mastering & pressing - it sounds great on these LPs. If it's a not so good mastering/pressing - it won't sound great on any vinyl to my ears.

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 07:58 AM
My experience with the RCA Dynaflex LPs is that the sound quality is no more or less variable than titles recorded on heavier vinyl. From my listening I haven't heard anything to conclude that Dynaflex records are generally less dynamic. If it's a good mastering & pressing - it sounds great on these LPs. If it's a not so good mastering/pressing - it won't sound great on any vinyl to my ears.

Is it possible, that many Dynaflex Lp's have weaker dynamics, because they have often "Cut Out"- covers? Are they declassified because of their pressing quality or because of too big stock? I always have to shake my head about that. Why did the record companies in US mistreat so many LP's? Especially RCA. Nearly every Dynaflex was declassified by cutting out. Sometimes there is hole at the edge like a bullet hole. In Switzerland we only use our weapons in military service or during civil contests. We don't know such declassification of vinyl of European pressings. Aren't you annoyed, if you buy such mistreated Lp covers? Remember: You should not mistreat vinyl records or their cover. (The eleventh commandment). We have known since over 70 years, that vinyl records are made for eternity, if we take care of them. But the problem is the LP cover to preserve. I keep my records in plastic sleeves and put them into antistatic inner sleeves. It's for the sonic heritage........

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 08:24 AM
Recorded Live at the Roxy. Produced by Greg Ladanyi. This was a shure thing for the producer. This musicians had much energy. An impressive concert record! Warren Zevon died 12 years ago because of cancer 56 years old. Listen to track A2: "Jeannie needs a shooter". Written together with Bruce Springsteen. Warren Zevon was supported for a career by Jackson Browne. He and Zevon: 2 outstanding musicians. Why do you like the work of Warren Zevon? Or not?

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 08:36 AM
Does anybody know, what the Asylum Label picture means? There are so many funny label signs. But this one.....

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 09:02 AM
Listen to track A2:"Saturday Night". A hit in 1979. A little bit of Steely Dan, a little bit of Bellamy Brothers. Partly jazzy, partly weatcoast pop. Usual AOR? No, because of the famous guitar player! What a surprise: The main attraction on all tracks exept A2 are the solos of Steve Lukather (Toto).
As noted on the back cover: Lukather played ALL the solos exept on A2. He was in good form. And there are so many solos in his typical style! That's why i love this album since i found it on a flea market this summer. How would you characterize the style of Lukather? In Toto he had little bit of a sterile style. What do you think?

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 09:55 AM
This is the one with the cut out edge cover i showed in my post today. Actually i have to confess: it's not a US pressing, but a german one! Shame on me. Shame on german record company Elektra Musician of these days. The dynamics are very good. No lack of quality at all. Why did they mistreat the cover? Here we listen to a typical Mose Allison work with the thrilling involvement of Phil Upchurch g and Joe Farrell ts/fl. Good time Jazz. Listen to track A2 "Rollin' Stone" . An interesting version of the Muddy Waters song. Do you like the voice of Mose Allison? Is there sufficient variability in his voice?

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Produced by Glyn Johns. The Who!! Eagles fly with Burritos to Greece. A good one. But the vocals are not very impressive. This is one weak point. The other weak point (more important) is the english Kinney pressing. Dynamics? Forget it. Too Bad. Wasted vinyl. What do you think about those english Kinney pressings?

Fritz The Cat
09-03-2015, 12:21 PM
This is a fantastic one. Mike Morgan is influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan. The guitarist with the eye patch plays his Fender or Danelectro easily and masterly. Magic! No boring seconds. Characteristic strong voice. Remember the Fabulous Thunderbirds. I'm glad to have found it this summer in a thrift store for 5 Fr. In Switzerland a Coffee in a Restaurant costs 4 Fr.. You see? Nobody wanted to buy this one but me. They didn't know...... I didn't know either....I just tried. A gem. Now i know better.....Does anybody own further albums of these enthusiastic musicians?

hsosdrum
09-03-2015, 04:00 PM
Does anybody know, what the Asylum Label picture means? There are so many funny label signs. But this one.....

It is a picture of the door to a cell in what used to be called an "insane asylum," from whence the record company took its name. (Yes, I read the posts here.)

Fritz The Cat
09-04-2015, 10:43 AM
It is a picture of the door to a cell in what used to be called an "insane asylum," from whence the record company took its name. (Yes, I read the posts here.)

Thank you for the answer. Hey, now i know, this is a massive jailhouse door of the middle age. Very characteristic for a record company: "No one gets here out alive!" (Jim Morrison/Doors). It significates the might of the big record companies. Gruss Fritz

Fritz The Cat
09-04-2015, 11:23 AM
Gerry Mulligan was a wild one. Mostly too " free" for me. Only Brave Brubeck could tame him.There were so many influences he admitted in his work. He had an open mind for every kind of music. Do you know another Jazz Musician who was more inventive as Brubeck? He is the brain of jazz music. But not without heart & soul. His work is a jungle for discoveries. I saw him in 2004 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Unforgettable. He introduced his musicians in his cool style as "My young fellows". (They were about 70 years old). But he was sensationally young in his mind and was interested in new influences as long as he could play his piano on stage. Until 5. December 2012. What do you think about the work and musical development of Dave Brubeck? A poker face of jazz......

SpeakerLabFan
09-04-2015, 09:12 PM
Thin Lizzy - s/t
(1971, Decca) UK

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wow this is great stuff. glad I spotted this while on vacation in France in July.

SpeakerLabFan
09-04-2015, 09:21 PM
It is a picture of the door to a cell in what used to be called an "insane asylum," from whence the record company took its name. (Yes, I read the posts here.)

wow nice to know. thanks to Fritz for bringing this up.

There's an interesting documentary on David Geffen, Asylum founder - here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lBop6xW78g)

SpeakerLabFan
09-04-2015, 10:24 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix In The West
(1972, Reprise) STERLING RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Sterling

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a longtime favorite, a great bunch of live tracks with great intros by Jimi.

SpeakerLabFan
09-04-2015, 11:12 PM
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
(1980, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

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wow, jaw dropping low frequencies and sound quality.

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 12:28 AM
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Uprising
(1980, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

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wow, jaw dropping low frequencies and sound quality.

You're right. The bass is very impressive. This is superb english pressing. Anyway superb production in Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston/Jamaica. Listen to track B3. You may recognize every instrument. No tendency for overproduction. No synthesizers. Handcrafted. They kept the music as simple as possible. An example for effective production. Less technics, more heart & soul. It's a very important principle in life, music, lyrics, politics, arts etc.: KEEP IT SIMPLE. Music is more impressive, if it's reduced to the necessities. An empathic producer respects this rule. On this one there was no special producer. But Chris Blackwell had the control functions. Very important man. Do you know further examples for music reduced to the maximum impressions? I remember John Lennon. Which producers are typical for simplicity and efficiency?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 12:47 AM
In these times of media overkill and audio-visuell oversaturation, this one gives goosepumps to me: track B5. "Redemption song". Simple and pure! Notice the impressive lyrics:"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds." 35 years ago. Marley was foreseeing. A prophet?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 01:20 AM
Three musicians. Simply three instruments. Simplicity with maximum efficiency. Listen to the witty guitar played by Barney Kessel. Listen to the drums of Shelly Manne. Hear the accoustic bass of Ray Brown. It's fun to play this one LOUD because it's such a simple and brilliant recording. Track A2 "Volare" flies me to Italy: Nel blu, dipinto di blu. What a funny record. Joy for the analog loving world: Until the merry go round broke down (track B 5). A thrift store wonder. Would you pay for this LP 10 FR. (about 10 EURO/ about 10 Dollars) ? Mint condition. Never played. A beer in the restaurant costs 4 Fr. in Switzerland. But i guess this one is for eternity.....Does anybody know the combo amplifier used by Kessel? Soft sound. Is it a Fender Deluxe? (See picture below). How much do you pay for a good open beer in the restaurant?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 02:14 AM
Do you have knowledge of microphone types? It seems to be a modern one, or not? This cover picture says to me: this record has much technics, disco. At least, this is not the music you do prefer. A sunny day on the flea market this summer. A quick look to the backside cover says to me: You have to take a closer look. Aha! The well known sticker below is a quality label for interesting records: Be Bob Records Distribution. You can't go wrong with this one. That's why i wanted to pay the 5 Swiss Fr.. What kind of music may this be? The musicians noticed on back cover are not known at first look. But after all it's a gem! The significance of this record in the history of folkrock in Britain is because most musicians were members of "Albion Band". This was the third great British folkrock band after Fairport Convention and Steeley Span. Graeme Taylor had been in Gryphon. John Tams of Albion Band is a worldclass singer/songwriter. Listen to track B2 "The old man's song": a wonderful piece of music. This record is simply a masterpiece. I have to shake my head: why did they use this misleading front cover picture. Did nobody of the record company think about the appeal of this record cover? Remember all that shallow MUSAC of the eighties. Beware of synthesizers and overproduction. Didn't they want to earn money? Do you know further examples of deceptive/misleading record covers of unknown musicians? They often wait for me in dustbins on flea markets and thrift stores.....

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 02:44 AM
Concerning my last post. Here we have the Albion "Dance" Band without John Tams. Obviously that's why this one is without vocals. This is exeptional for folkrock. But you have to love this LP! It's an interesting one. Do you know further only instrumental folkrock albums? Listen to track A5: the funny "Hi! Tequila Tango/High Tea Tango". Funny instrumental funkrock, very strange. Does humour belong to instrumental folkrock music? Yesss.... Notice on backcover the note above:"Warning! Crossover potential. File under Rock and Folk, preferably both." Right! The picture on the front cover and back cover are perfectly appropriate for the title and the music. In contrast to the LP of "Home Service." I like folkrock because mostly they don't use much synthesizers, sampling technics and all that digital overkill of these times. Hey, why do you like folkrock?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 03:06 AM
Concerning my last post Albion Band without vocals. They wanted to have a beautiful voice on this one. What a wonderful voice of Cathy Lesurf! Does anybody own vinyl with Cathy Lesurf? Enjoy it despite of the synthesizers. Attention to the note on the backcover:"There are a number of ghosts who inhabit the songs on this album. In no particular order of appearance they include: John Donne (track B1), William Shakespeare (track A1,B2, etc.), Eugene O'Neal (track A1), Jackson Browne and George Eliot (track A2), and Dave Whetstone (all tracks)." Not a typical Albion Band album. Do i like it therefore?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 05:01 AM
This one is pure fun. It swings. Is it Jazz or Pop? No matter. It's fun. We have Richard Thomson on 3 tracks, Ruth Bitelli's strong voices. Pete Thomas sax, flute etc. and production. He worked with Joe Jackson on "Jumping Jive". Thomas was a soloist on the Francis Ford Coppola film "Tucker": The man and his dream. Masterful saxophon playing. A discovery. Concerning Pete Thomas: see next post. What do you think about digitally mastered analogue productions?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 08:45 AM
This is a curious one. One of the most sought after LP's. Is it worth it? It's "Thin Lizzy"! The story behind this record: Richie Blackmore had studio project with Ian Paice and Phil Lynott, called Baby Face. He tried to break out of the deadly studio routine of Deep Purple. Lynott didn't have commercial success with his second Thin Lizzy Album. Decca afforded a hit single! So they agreed in 1972 to do this no name project. Only for little money. 1000 Pounds. They didn't know the future use of the recorded material. Benny White of the Dublin based Band Elmer Fudd made the vocals, because Phil Lynott wasn't able to sing in Ian Gillan's style. Why should he? Benny White sings "Strange Kind Of Woman" amazingly well. Also Hush in the style of Rod Evans is astonishing. Lynott played only bass guitar. Eric Bell guitar. He is very courageous while trying to play Blackmore style. Listen to A5 "Strange kind of woman" intro. Not bad! To all the guitar owners of this thread: did you try this intro ever? One of the best guitar solo intros in rock music! Dave Lennox keyboard. Brian Downey drums. Interesting: Eric Bell had to play "Danny Boy" in the style of Hendrix' "Star Spangled Banner". With a wink of an eye. So track A2 "Dan" is fun! Does humour belong to rock music? Yessss.... He played also an interesting instrumental version of "House of the rising sun", called "Rising Sun". Amusing. After the success of "Whiskey in the jar", the project Baby Face was dropped by Lynott. This LP has historical value. It was a cheap sale for 66 pence at Woolworth in early 1973. Those times it was a really bad record, because these Deep Purple versions can in no way compete with the originals. Leo Muller was the profiteer behind this one. He also wanted to have the credits for the traditionals on it! Money Money Money! This LP has high money value today if in good condition. Benny White nowadays plays bass and sings with the band Survivors. They are based in the Dublin area. And now my question: does anybody know, what traditional track A4 "Palamatoon" is derivated of? Or is it only a dumb jam session outtake?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 09:20 AM
Related to my "Raptures of the deep" post. This is the Richard Thompson Album with participation of Pete Thomas (sax). Superb producer was famous Joe Boyd. As you see on picture below: many famous musicians are involved. Listen to majestic track A2 "How i wanted to". Overall this album sounds a little depressive. What do you think about the mood on this one?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Concerning my post about "Raptures of the deep". Participation of Pete Thomas (alto sax). As noted on backcover: "Reap this righteous riff"! Joe Jackson mentions Louis Jordan as their main inspiration. I must confess: i own only one LP with the participation of Louis Jordan. See my next post. Listen to every track on this one. Famous Anton Corbijn made the photograpies. Who owns vinyl with Louis Jorden?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 10:10 AM
Regarding my post with Jumpin' Jive concerning Louis Jordan: I own only 1 (one!) Lp with participation of Louis Jordan. Shame on me. It's an italian Pressing with only two duets of Ella with LJ. This one is not a very good pressing. Cheap thing with processed Schelack-records. No HIFI pleasure. Only historical value. Who owns Lp's of Louis Jordan?

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2015, 10:34 AM
This is a surprising one. I never heard Ella Fitgerald sing such commercial popular hits. Remembers me to Connie Francis' vocal style. Listen to track1 "Misty Blue". Wonderful music for the juke box. Happy go lucky. What's wrong with that? As mentioned on backcover: "Ella sings big country hits"and "Ella's first venture into country music". Is this country music???? I don't think so. Does anybody know the definition of country music? Is it a synonym for pop in US? Concerning the label "Everest Records": was this a cheapo label in US those times? The sound is superb. Good pressing. A wonderful discovery! Hey, this woman could sing........

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 12:33 AM
I like the music of Aretha Franklin. But the the cover sleeves often don't convince me. Art director was in holiday? This one falls into the category of "dumb Covers". Most covers are compatible with the music. Like a fancy paper. Does anybody know why some covers are that nasty? Which is the one you digust the most? There are record companies who cultivate cover art effectively and timelessly: Blue Note, CTI, ECM, Vertigo, Harvest, Virgin, Island etc. Which label is your favorite with accurate/classic/timeless covers? The music on this one? Rather uncompassionate. Would i appreciate the songs more, if there was a fancy cover picture?

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 01:07 AM
An obscure one. A swiss production. Hazyland records? Hazyland was a discotheque in Zürich owned by popular swiss show musician Hazy Osterwald. Does anybody know more about the soul music on this LP? Did the musicians really exist under this name? "The Incredible Soul Machine" and "Otis Campbell & The New York Blues Band". Pseudonyms? Recorded by Helios Music Corp. N.Y. USA for Claus Ogerman Prod. Munich 2, West Germany. Claus Ogerman was producer/arranger/pianist for german and american Jazz big bands and popular show orchestras. His cooperations with many Jazz musicians as George Benson and Bill Evans were successful in the seventies. He produced Diana Krall in 2001. This LP lacks of informations. Even the year of release is unapparent. Sloppy one! Junk? Annoying.

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 01:31 AM
This one was very popular in Switzerland. We danced to this music in discotheques. This Norwegian band played a melodious rock mixture of Santana, Beatles, Rare Earth, Iron Butterfly, Steppenwolf etc. style. The singer Roy Robinson had a strong characteristic voice like John Kay of Steppenwolf. Listen to track A3 "Mary Jane". They still do gigs in Europe today after the comeback in the 90ties. Were they also famous in US? Good memories. Old memories. And still in mint condition (theLP).......

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 02:33 AM
Titanic went their own special way. They got serious. Influences are audible but no more as predominant as on the first LP. The variable voice of Roy Robinson is fascinating. Remember Mike Harrison of Spooky Tooth. Partly jazzy. Beautiful fold cover. But the critics didn't like them. Similar to Uriah Heep. The critics didn't want us to buy such beautiful music. It was too simple in their opinion. But we didn't follow the critics....We listened to the radio and recorded the music onto audio tapes. We had our own opinion of this music. Listen to the witty track B5 "The Skeleton". But i have to confess, their debut was a more magical one (Memories)! The critics nowadays are silent, but the music will live forever......Do you take critics seriously? In which cases did they fail? Remember the refusal of the Beatles and David Bowie by Decca. Which were the critics with serious judgements? Those timeless judgements we can read also today without shaking our heads?

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 03:09 AM
A disappointment. Silly dumb cover: who immerses his Gibson SG into the sea? Terrible! But also the music on this LP of my loved band Titanic is rather weak. Cover Sleeve and content are compatible. It's a seldom french cut out. Reasonable. Only the voice of Roy Robinson is high level. This mature voice is on the peak of its career. Remember a mixture of Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth) and Roger Chapman (Family etc.). Concerning the cover and backcover: Never mistreat your Gibson, it could damage your career.....(exeption Pete Townsend)!

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Fresh beat. Well made, kept simple. Jay Dee Daugherty (Patti Smith drummer) and Jimmy Ripp (Television/Tom Verlaine guitarist).

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 10:38 AM
45 years ago he died. This is a french release. Live takes of 1968 (6), 1969 (3), 1970(2). Winterland San Francisco, Sports Arena San Diego, Randall's Island New York, Royal Albert Hall London and Community Theatre Berkeley. Listen to the 11'01 killer version of "Stone Free" track B1. Superb french pressing. It's not only his guitar playing, but also his exceptional voice phrasing. He never was satisfied by his vocals....

SpeakerLabFan
09-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Emmylou Harris - Gliding Bird
(1969, Jubilee) 1979 reissue on Emus

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nice. debut record before her time with Gram Parsons.

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 10:58 AM
A & B sides. 2 Lp English pressing. Fold Cover with singles sleeves shown. Listen to track D4: "Gloria" (Van Morrison) from a 1978 one-sided single, originally available in the Hendrx Box Set(2612-034). It came in a special bag and played at 33 1/3. Does anybody own this Box?

SpeakerLabFan
09-06-2015, 11:01 AM
I like the music of Aretha Franklin. But the the cover sleeves often don't convince me. Art director was in holiday? This one falls into the category of "dumb Covers". Most covers are compatible with the music. Like a fancy paper. Does anybody know why some covers are that nasty? Which is the one you digust the most? There are record companies who cultivate cover art effectively and timelessly: Blue Note, CTI, ECM, Vertigo, Harvest, Virgin, Island etc. Which label is your favorite with accurate/classic/timeless covers? The music on this one? Rather uncompassionate. Would i appreciate the songs more, if there was a fancy cover picture?

I agree, a lot of Aretha's cover art was hideous. Bonnie Raitt is another with weak cover art.

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 11:41 AM
I agree, a lot of Aretha's cover art was hideous. Bonnie Raitt is another with weak cover art.

Hey, this is a nice cover. Prod: Peter Asher. Cover art by "Kosh". No further words necessary.

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 12:55 PM
Recorded 1964-65.This one is for historical purposes. Or hysterical purposes (voice of Little Richard)? This one is very interesting. Exercises for JH. A little bit of Hendrix' guitar is audible on instrumental track A3 "Tutti Frutti"
( the Wah Wah effect solo is interesting) . Wah wah in 1965? In which year was a Wah Wah pedal used for the first time? Is it a Dunlop "CRY BABY"?? Does anybody know? A5 shows his "fillings" and a good solo. Instrumental B2 shows his wah wah technique in the fillings. And a superb sax. Who played the saxophone on this one? B3: superb fillings and solos. Was this a Stratocaster guitar? Notice: This Everest record is "compatible for stereo and 4 channel quadraphonic equipment".........

Fritz The Cat
09-06-2015, 01:22 PM
She was a member of the so called LA studio "wrecking crew". No, not Dusty Springfield. But: Carole Kaye on bass! What a superb studio bass player. I love her bass technique. Simple and impressive. A Fender Jazz Precision? Unique. She still lives. Look at youtube! Larry Carlton guitar. US pressing. Good one. FC. I like "Dusty in Memphis" more. But this is also a gem. Superb studio crew. Handcrafted. No wrecking at all........Which one do you prefer: this one or "In Memphis"??

SpeakerLabFan
09-06-2015, 06:19 PM
Warren Zevon - s/t
(1976, Asylum) WLP Promo; Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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w/ Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, David Lindley, Glenn Frey, Carl Wilson, Lindsey Buckingham

SpeakerLabFan
09-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Hey, this is a nice cover. Prod: Peter Asher. Cover art by "Kosh". No further words necessary.

and back a bit further - see the Homeplate and Green Light titles. :blink:

SpeakerLabFan
09-06-2015, 07:10 PM
Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
(1976, Warner Bros)

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listening upstairs while going through unsorted records.

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2015, 10:36 AM
I must confess: It's very difficult for german speaking people to understand the humour of Frank Zappa. And also the music is only made for fans. I'm not a fan of FZ. FZ frustrates me.There are so many slang words and meanings. I stopped willing to understand this music many many years ago. Did i miss something important? For me it is kind of a musical terror like free jazz. Since so many years he tortures my ears. Zappa was a music terrorist, because he didn't care of the german speaking listeners. And If i would work in such a chaotic way as he did, i wouldn't have many customers anymore today. I cannot understand the music of FZ. And this LP is totally annoying. There is so much fascinating music on this earth....(except free jazz and FZ). Can anybody tell me why i should listen to this music here? P.S.: I own many FZ LP's. I alwas try them again and again....

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2015, 10:53 AM
Simple catchy songs. But not slick or superficial. Ringing guitars. Listen to track A1: a beautiful remake of Cliff Richards's "In the country". Party music. Is this a ray of hope of the eighties? B1: a happy hit for my heart & soul. P.S.:
i listened to this one after Frank Zappas "Zoot Allures".....

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2015, 11:20 AM
Live in Paris '85. Notice the "Small warning: use only under strict adult supervison. Light fuse. Lay on ground. Get away." Remember the "Troggs". Or the "Pretty Things". Or Ian Dury.

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2015, 12:32 PM
Ugly duckling this one. But you have to listen concentrated and not superficially. The cover picture is bland. But hey, this one's a big surprise: this man has a superb voice! He wrote songs for John Waite, Stevie Nicks, Chicago. The man can definitely write hit songs. He produced Rod Stewart, Roger Daltrey, Willie Nelson, Ron Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Barnes, Billy Ray Cyrus, etc. He was everywhere in music business. At the right time. He calls himself the "Forest Gump of music business". Love at second sight. The ugly duckling is going to be a beautiful swan.

SpeakerLabFan
09-07-2015, 10:01 PM
Hot Tuna - America's Choice
(1975, Grunt) KENDUN A/B in the deadwax, For Diane & Devin in the deadwax, side 1

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Smoking Hot.



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SpeakerLabFan
09-07-2015, 10:07 PM
I must confess: It's very difficult for german speaking people to understand the humour of Frank Zappa. And also the music is only made for fans. I'm not a fan of FZ. FZ frustrates me.There are so many slang words and meanings. I stopped willing to understand this music many many years ago. Did i miss something important? For me it is kind of a musical terror like free jazz. Since so many years he tortures my ears. Zappa was a music terrorist, because he didn't care of the german speaking listeners. And If i would work in such a chaotic way as he did, i wouldn't have many customers anymore today. I cannot understand the music of FZ. And this LP is totally annoying. There is so much fascinating music on this earth....(except free jazz and FZ). Can anybody tell me why i should listen to this music here? P.S.: I own many FZ LP's. I alwas try them again and again....

I'm not a Zappa fan either. The music is always interesting and technical playing with great sound quality. but even overlooking the insipid, juvenile lyrics - the music just doesn't click for me. On the other hand, I really like the music of his pal Captain Beefheart.

Fritz The Cat
09-08-2015, 10:08 AM
I'm not a Zappa fan either. The music is always interesting and technical playing with great sound quality. but even overlooking the insipid, juvenile lyrics - the music just doesn't click for me. On the other hand, I really like the music of his pal Captain Beefheart.

I wonder where's the funk of track A2 "Funky 7". This is a good italian pressing. In the deadwax "CKEH". Italian pressings are rare in the westcoast rock context. Jorma Kaukonen had the nickname "Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane", because he was a fan of "Blind Lemon Jefferson" in his youth. Do you check the consequence? He is a superb guitarist, also on acoustic guitar. There was no melodious hookline on this one. The vocals are rather weak.! My purpose: Take Ozzy for this one as frontman, and you may smile! What a combination!!! But those times jamming was more important than commercial success, wasn't it?

Fritz The Cat
09-08-2015, 10:20 AM
I'm not a Zappa fan either. The music is always interesting and technical playing with great sound quality. but even overlooking the insipid, juvenile lyrics - the music just doesn't click for me. On the other hand, I really like the music of his pal Captain Beefheart.

Sorry, my reply was on the wrong post. I was wrong. I have to pay more attention where to click.

Fritz The Cat
09-08-2015, 11:43 AM
Listen to track A3:Taj Mahal. This swings!Listen to track A4: NRBQ. This rocks and swings! Good dynamics. Superb Pressing. 3 Fr. in the thrift store this summer. 46 years ago. Nearly half a century....

Fritz The Cat
09-08-2015, 12:23 PM
I like compilations of the 60ties and 70ties very much. Because their tracks were often in different mixes as on this one. The record companies tried to promote the records. Listen to this one from A-Z. Listen especially to track A3: a different mix of "I am the Walrus" of Spooky Tooth. More slow tempo as in the original. Interesting. Look at: www.oatridge.co.uk/bumpers.htm (http://www.oatridge.co.uk/bumpers.htm). Which compilation do you prefer? Why do you? I like this double LP album very much, because the cover art is simply the best as possible and the mixes of most tracks are different from the known originals. Listen!!!!!

Fritz The Cat
09-09-2015, 11:08 AM
This is an album, that you want to listen in minimum 3 times in one go. You HAVE to listen. Very clear dynamics. English original pressing. But where is the blues? There are more EUROPEAN classical influences than black origins. Brubeck was the professor of music influences. And a master of the beat. He knew more abot all the music than any critics. Or anyone. What a genious! Greetings from Switzerland. We love american music.

Fritz The Cat
09-09-2015, 12:18 PM
What do you think or feel listening to this album? In the year 2525 was a hit in 1969. It's the beginning and the end.......

Fritz The Cat
09-09-2015, 12:54 PM
Why should i buy this LP??? Yes i should! Because Yorma and Jack need money for paying their dentists and opticians.

SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2015, 09:30 PM
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
(1976, Mercury) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong at Masterdisk, NY

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SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2015, 10:10 PM
King Crimson - A Young Person's Guide To King Crimson
(1976, Island) HTM in the deadwax, mastered by Harry T. Moss

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listening to record 1

SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2015, 10:13 PM
Why should i buy this LP??? Yes i should! Because Yorma and Jack need money for paying their dentists and opticians.

Yeah horrific cover photo for this compilation record. Why didn't they use one of those great drawings from Jorma's wife?

Fritz The Cat
09-10-2015, 10:09 AM
Yeah horrific cover photo for this compilation record. Why didn't they use one of those great drawings from Jorma's wife?

This was a time, nobody cared about commercial affairs. Music was produced for only having fun. Hey, was this an interesting time????!!!!Can anybody explain, if you like hot tuna because of historical reasons, or was the music
so much superior? The musicians of those times had all the poetic licence of all the world. The record company managers were high, or what? Grimm's fairy tales?? I have to shake my head......

Fritz The Cat
09-10-2015, 10:41 AM
King Crimson - A Young Person's Guide To King Crimson
(1976, Island) HTM in the deadwax, mastered by Harry T. Moss

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listening to record 1
King Crimson is music for professors of progrock. Not my music style for my heart& soul.

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Three years before his death, Blue Mitchell recorded this one. A little bit funky, partly jazzy, also some disco touch, a little bit easy listening music, very soft in general. Where is the funk indicated by the title of the album? Track A 2 "AM-FM Blues". (And where is the blues?) Beautiful guitar parts and solos, especially on track B2 "Delilah". Hey, he was a famous JAZZ musician! Why did he make an LP full of MUSAK for the supermarket background sound? Did he pay tribute to the major company RCA? Why did they want him to do so? Was it only for the money? Oh, it's always for the money..........Shame shame shame on the producer of such lightweight jazz: Mike Lipskin. Do you like this one? Do you have another one from Mitchell you may recommend? But finally the guitars are superb: David T. Walker and Michael Anthony.

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2015, 09:52 AM
A six string bass guitar made it possible: guitar sound in the style of Duane Eddy. Nederlands rocknroll revival band had a big hit with track A1 "Guitar King". As noted on the back cover:"With special thanks to Hank's six string bassguitar wich made it possible to get a very "knify" sound on this first album." For fun.... Oh not only fun: this was the time of my military service, as we listened to "Guitar King" in the radio.

SpeakerLabFan
09-11-2015, 06:23 PM
Terry Reid - Seed Of Memory
(1976, ABC) WLP promo

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Produced by Graham Nash, with Blue Mitchell, flute, David Lindley on various stringed instruments. from the lyrics insert:

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SpeakerLabFan
09-11-2015, 07:38 PM
Miles Davis - Miles Davis At Fillmore
(1970, Columbia)

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listening to record 1. w/ Steve Grossman: tenor and soprano sax; Chick Corea: Fender Rhodes electric piano; Keith Jarrett: electronic organ; Dave Holland: acoustic and electric bass; Jack DeJohnette: drums; Airto Moreira: percussion, cuica

SpeakerLabFan
09-11-2015, 10:05 PM
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey
(1971, Warner Bros) -1A/-1E

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nice

SpeakerLabFan
09-11-2015, 10:37 PM
Fairport Convention - Fairport Chronicles
(1976, A&M) WLP Promo; Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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listening to record 1. wonderful sound quality on this Fairport compilation

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 12:51 AM
The second LP got more experimental than the first. This went into the wrong direction IMHO. Nearly no melodious hooks. Too much kakophony and Mellotron exercises. The guitar chirping later was called "Frippertronics". It's not good for my ears. Must have been a big frustration for Greg Lake. He was not a "Lucky man" in King Crimson. So he had to change partners in the middle of these sessions. He was right. King Crimson lost their best singer. Listen to the title track, the "Piece de resistance" of this Album. Totally depressing mood. But why should i listen to depressive music? Live is too short to do so.........Listen to track A2 "Pictures of the city". A little bit of pseudo harmonies for some minutes on this weird LP. Overrated. Hey, in 1970 there was so much faszinating new rock music, so this one didn't count, really......

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 10:03 AM
Megalomaniac rock in the style of Ian Hunter/Mott The Hoople/Cockney Rebel. Weird pictures on the cover. Dramatic and overexcited. Little bit crazy. He created his own musical world no matter what critics thought about it. Therefore i love the Lps of Roderick Falconer aka Rod Taylor. Forgotten gems. Not unusual in these times of punk. He is also a screenwriter and film producer. What means the label stamp with the notice "Novus ordo seclorum" on the backcover? Superb guitar work by Michael Japp. Does anybody know him? Listen to track B4/5 "Prologue/Victory": a hymn for a little rock opera.

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 10:25 AM
Greg Lake's most beautiful vocals. Wonderful flutes. Listen to track A3 "Epitaph". I like this LP the most of all KC works, because it's easy to understand. It's melodious. It goes straight to the heart. Later KC works got too cold and experimental IMHO. But it was always a little depressive in minor key this one. Hey where is the fire? Only track A1 "21st century schizoid man" gets a little bit excited. Too much mellotron abuse.....

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 11:14 AM
Do you know, if the wonderful guitar solo on the track A2 Albert King's "As the years go passing by"is played by Charlie Brown or by Al Kooper himself?. Does anybody know this guitarist Charlie Brown? On which LPs did he play? Listen to the beautiful song A3 "Jolie". Listen to the hymnic track B3 Sam Cooke's "Touch the hem of his garment" in Ray Charles style. Beautiful art work on inner fold cover. Dumb pictures on the front and back cover. A fine one featuring Atlanta Rhythm Section. Very good dynamics on this english pressing. A brilliant record. Is this one also in USA a forgotten gem as it is in Europe? Does anybody know?

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2015, 11:21 AM
Dave Holland - Emerald Tears
(1977, ECM) MASTERDISK RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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Holland unaccompanied on upright bass

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Greg Lake's most beautiful vocals. Wonderful flutes. Listen to track A3 "Epitaph". I like this LP the most of all KC works, because it's easy to understand. It's melodious. It goes straight to the heart. Later KC works got too cold and experimental IMHO. But it was always a little depressive in minor key this one. Hey where is the fire? Only track A1 "21st century schizoid man" gets a little bit excited. Too much mellotron abuse.....

I don't mind the coldness and experimentation of KC LPs, they don't resonate for me but ...taken for what they are - they are very interesting - a lot more interesting to me than a Zappa record, for example. interesting to read your reviews and perspective on KC. thanks for the write ups!

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 11:39 AM
A crazy wild one. Weird exercises in Hendrix style. Hendrixploitation. Credits by "ICEM". It's said, this was recorded by a today no more known Hamburg Band. Does anybody really know the musicians on this one? Who was ICEM?
I think it was stolen junk for a cheap record label. Further informations of the label "KEN"?

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Dr. John - Zu Zu Man
(1973, Trip)

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a compilation with outtakes? several songs are a nice, tasty gumbo.

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 01:10 PM
Dr. John - Zu Zu Man
(1973, Trip)

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a compilation with outtakes? several songs are a nice, tasty gumbo.

Congratulation for this one. Never seen here in Switzerland. What about the record label "Trip"?

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 01:27 PM
The title track was a big hit in 1985. In 1972 famous german producer Conny Plank produced the first record of german rock band Scorpions "Lonesome Crow". Later Scorpions became world famous. Today they are on a never ending last tour all over the world on stage. Conny Plank produced also this brilliant LP. Kunze is kind of a teacher of popular rock music. He knows everything about modern music. He also is a superb songwriter and lyricist. He stands for street credibility and honesty in rock business. Intelligent good time music with depth.

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
(1974, RSO) STERLING in the deadwax

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Nice. always a favorite EC record for me.

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2015, 01:36 PM
Congratulation for this one. Never seen here in Switzerland. What about the record label "Trip"?

Thanks. I think Trip was a 70's version of a reissue label. Along with Springboard they did low budget compilations and reissues - cheap, cheesy cover artwork. They were a legitimate label and had access to studio tapes, from the records that I've heard on these labels.

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2015, 02:28 PM
Nanci Griffith - Once In A Very Blue Moon
(1984, Philo) MASTERPHONICS in the deadwax

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a first listen, great songwriting and tasty playing from Bela Fleck and others.

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 02:37 PM
I must confess, that i bought this one this summer on a flea market though it is a slightly mistreated record. Who does so? I had luck. It's a Yugoslavia pressing with astonishing dynamics. It's a splendid live recording from famous Marquee Club London. Fresh Pub rock live. And hey, it's not Punk!!!! A historical document of the seventies. I have to shake my head: did they have fans in Yugoslavia? Listen to their hit track A6 "Little Does She Know".

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 03:11 PM
Nanci Griffith - Once In A Very Blue Moon
(1984, Philo) MASTERPHONICS in the deadwax

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a first listen, great songwriting and tasty playing from Bela Fleck and others.


Thank you for the tip. Great voice with most of the cream of the Nashville studio cracks. Interesting credits list. Have you noticed the appearence of Lyle Lovett? Listen to track B4 "If i were the woman you wanted". Notice also the superb guitarist Phil Donnelly of Lee Claytons Band.
And of course, as you wrote, the genious Banjo player Bela Fleck. Wonderful dynamics (mixed to a digital master) and a good quality US pressing.
What a surprise on the backcover: i discovered the original signature of Nancy Griffith from 6/85. Apparently she had a gig in Switzerland these times. The dedication to the famous writers is very convenient:"They were delicate survivors of life's mighty storms".......

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2015, 03:43 PM
Three years after "Once in a very blue moon" on a more or less independent label, the career was crowned by a major label. Was this a good development for her? On the front cover picture she is shown as a shy school girl. Have you noticed the hidden dedications with the 2 LP's? John Stewart and The Everly Brothers ( but i'm not shure at all). Listen to track B5, a beautiful duet with John Stewart "Sweet dreams will come". Is John Stewart known as a lead guitarist? Clean production and pressing. Everything is good and everybody is happy. Thanks to MCA. Oh lucky America!

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 01:34 AM
Sunday morning music. What about the soundtracks of Eric Clapton? Which one do you prefer? Together with Ry Cooder's "Paris Texas", this is one of the most fascinating OST. Each track is convenient with the whole calm mood. On side A: EC expresses his feelings without support by his voice. On side B we have the superb guitar and voice of Buddy Guy on track B2 "Don't know which way to go". And track B 3, the moving "Tears In Heaven" stands alone on top. Oh i love this one. Best song of EC together with "LAYLA". Perfect songwriting! Deep feelings. Chuck Leavell, Nathan East, Lenny Castro. Excellent Soundtrack. Good quality of vinyl and german pressing. Typical Stratocaster sound of Buddy Guy on B2. Regrettably the solo at the end of this track was faded out....... Oh why do they? When will EC take a ride with this next King of Blues after the death of BB King this year? My best compliments!

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 01:43 AM
Sunday morning music. What about the soundtracks of Eric Clapton? Which one do you prefer? Together with Ry Cooder's "Paris Texas", this is one of the most fascinating OST. Each track is convenient with the whole calm mood. On side A: EC expresses his feelings without support by his voice. On side B we have the superb guitar and voice of Buddy Guy on track B2 "Don't know which way to go". And track B 3, the moving "Tears In Heaven" stands alone on top. Oh i love this one. Best song of EC together with "LAYLA". Perfect songwriting! Deep feelings. Chuck Leavell, Nathan East, Lenny Castro. Excellent Soundtrack. Good quality of vinyl and german pressing. Typical Stratocaster sound of Buddy Guy on B2. Regrettably the solo at the end of this track was faded out....... Oh why do they? When will EC take a ride with this next King of Blues after the death of BB King this year? My best compliments!

Sorry i confused the pictures. Here are the right ones.

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 02:09 AM
This Soundtrack has the similar quiet mood as Ry Cooder's "Paris Texas". Brilliant recordings of mostly accoustic instruments. Together with Michael Kamen of the famous New York Rock Ensemble he created a wonderful score. Listen to track B6 "Dixie": EC treats his Stratocaster in Hendrix' "Star-spangled banner" style. Very expressive. Track A3 is Magic Sam "Call me if you need me". Does anybody own a vinyl LP of this Blues musician? Track A5 "Pretty Baby" is played by Blues musician J.B. Hutto and the New Hawks.

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 03:37 AM
This is pure english music history! You can dive into it for hours and discover many interesting details. So many musicians accompanying Alexis Korner! Turn your head for seeing the picture below. Or better shake your head. He never was a musician with big commercial success. He went his own way no matter which wind blew.....Admirable attitude. He was the father of english bluesrock and a teacher for so many later famous musicians. Colin Hodgkinson: what a superb bass player on most of these recordings. Listen to track A1: the expressive saxophone solo by Mel Collins. A very special version of "Get off my cloud" on track A5 with Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton from Humble Pie. Keith Richards has a funny vocal solo part here. Obviously a big fun for all the musicians. B1"Honky Tonk Woman" a previously unreleased accoustic version in his own style. Also B2 "Spoonful" is a very witty version from a 1975 concert in Germany. In the seventies i didn't like his style. Not enough show effects and stardom attitude. No fancy clothes. But today i have another sight to his voice and style. Listen to Dick Morrissey sax and an expressive Colin Hodgkinson bass on track B3 "Daytime Song". A lesson! On track C1 we have Eric Clapton with a typical solo on his Les Paul and Chris Farlowe voc and a superb sax frontline with Morrissey/Heckstall/Collins et al.. Listen to the bass solo of Colin in track D3. He is also a superb backing singer. In the next days i have to put the CCS Lp's onto the turntable.....

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 08:12 AM
Do you recognize all the studio cracks on the folding cover's inner sleeve drawn by Klaus Voorman? On a sinking ship in the storm. We have on this one Keltner/Voorman/Van Dyke Parks/Leon Russell/Jesse Ed Davis/Kootch/Doug Dillard, et. al.. Does humour belong to music? Yesss.....Nilsson was on the one hand a very talented songwriter , on the other hand a bad influence for John Lennon. Lost Weekend. Many Weekends. Many many lost brain cells. This LP has some beautiful melodies. Big studio fun. Has anybody ever listened to vinyl LP's by Quadraphonic systems? How was it?

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 08:37 AM
Now i see who are the people who mistreat their records. See the picture below. Produced by John Cale. Guitar by Chris Spedding. The music is Alice Cooper/Mott the Hoople style. Listen to track A4 " Comin' Home". Weird picture on front and backcover. You have to listen to this record several times to discover all the wit of the songs. Crazy crazy. But an interesting one . Kult.