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Fritz The Cat
12-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Fools! Why did they always punch holes or cuts into those beautiful vinyl record covers? And i was always surprised by the ugly clothing of Genya Ravan. (Look at the picture of inner fold cover art). No go! Very good US pressing with a hole in the cover. No go! But the music is great. B1: remember Janis Joplin......

SEAWOLF97
12-22-2015, 06:02 PM
Got 7 LP's today. 3 Grace Jones, Pink Floyd "Animals" , The WHO sell out, Kraftwerk "musique non stop", and this Rolling Stones ... had never seen this cover before ..it's a gatefold with 6 picture pages, the rear is the front cover pic on the US version.

Fritz The Cat
12-23-2015, 08:32 AM
Got 7 LP's today. 3 Grace Jones, Pink Floyd "Animals" , The WHO sell out, Kraftwerk "musique non stop", and this Rolling Stones ... had never seen this cover before ..it's a gatefold with 6 picture pages, the rear is the front cover pic on the US version.


2003 digitally remastered 180gr vinyl EU reissue. Superb dynamics. Listen to the accoustic guitar on track A3 "As tears go by". Booklet with many pictures of the young Stones. American track listing. Brian Jones (not satisfied by his playing results?) with a Rickenbacker 12 string on inner Booklet. Jack Nitzsche percussion and keyboard. Phil Spector percussion (??!!??) Yesss: the front cover for the American release was used for the rear foto on the UK edition.

Fritz The Cat
12-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef - Gettin' It Together
(1961, TCB) 60s or 70s reissue; G.K. in the deadwax, mastered by Gilbert Kong

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a really nice sounding set or sets of early 60s hard bop

back after a week away from the turntable while I was getting some desert sun and some hiking near Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park. We had a great time scrambling and exploring canyons and caves with a guide on the first day, then more of the same on our own.
No rattlesnakes but we had some excitement when we noticed a large tarantula on the trail.

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Along came a spider. Was it Boris or Alice? This one is a german pressing with perfect dynamics. Transparent 180gr vinyl. Luxurious cover art as Alice always did in the seventies. Slash plays lead guitar on track A2 "Vengeance is mine". Oh i like Alice Cooper. Welcome to my nightmare: i hate spiders.....

RedCoat23
12-23-2015, 09:58 PM
https://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/12/22/eva-cassidy-music
(https://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/12/22/eva-cassidy-music)

68911

SEAWOLF97
12-24-2015, 06:11 PM
.
so I'm at the trough grabbing at vinyl and had NO JOY. sorted back through
and found a stack with no covers, just glassines.

this label kinda jumped out and condition looked great , it's only about 50 cents
so I took it just for "play value"

DAMN :) that may be the best I've ever heard early Stones sound. Easily beats
the CD of same title. :) :) :)

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2015, 04:40 PM
The Beatles - Please Please Me
(1963, Parlophone) UK, mid 70's issue

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Merry Christmas, happy holidays, etc. I probably heard the hits here first in the mid 60s on AM hit radio via a made in Japan transistor radio.



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

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2015, 09:37 PM
The Howard Roberts Quartet - H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player
(1963, Capitol)

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smokin' jazz guitar from H.R.

Fritz The Cat
12-31-2015, 02:05 AM
Happy new year to all afficionados who love vinyl records! Happy new year and happy music: this one is with Pete Anderson (great guitar playing and production). Famous with Dwight Yoakam. Listen to his wonderfully precise and variable guitar fills. We also have Billy Bremner on guitar. You know him from Rockpile, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe et al..

Fritz The Cat
12-31-2015, 02:32 AM
Musicians with cowboy hats: they sell these country records in my favorite record shop BRO Records for 2 SFr. these days. Nobody wants to buy these bad sellers in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Nobody but me. Track B4: "What did you expect me to do"......... But hey, look at that list of famous Nashville studio cracks: Hank DeVito steel guitar, Reggie Young guitar!!! We don't have Cowboys and Honky Tonks in Europe. We don't have Juke Boxes anymore....

Fritz The Cat
12-31-2015, 03:20 AM
Country rock guitar playing on the highest level. This one is very interesting because of these famous Nashville studio cracks: listen to the guitar playing of Reggie Young, Billy Walker, Wayne Turner and Richard Bennett. A2 "Honky Tonk Women" in a softer version without any stones on the road.

Fritz The Cat
12-31-2015, 03:35 AM
How many recording studios are there in Nashville? This one was recorded at Scruggs Sound Studio. Look at the list of famous musicians.

Fritz The Cat
12-31-2015, 06:46 AM
Unfortunately this one is not the original issue, which is very sought after. Swiss reissue 2016. Good pressing with perfect dynamics. Memories of my youth, when i didn't have the money to buy it. So i recorded it from my transistor radio to my tape deck, when it was broadcasted by german radio station SWF3. Buying the original record would have been a valuable investment!!!

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 02:09 AM
All songs composed by Jessi Colter. Guitar Reggie Young. Track B1 "I'm not Lisa" was a big hit in 1975. A song full of beauty because of it's simplicity. That's why i bought this one for 2 SFr.. And, naturally, because of the guitar playing.

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 02:44 AM
Poor US pressing with insufficient dynamics. Deadwax inscription on A/B: "Randy's Roost". I bought this one because of track A4 "Wild side of life". I like the version of Rod Stewart on "A night on the town".

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 03:12 AM
That's WHY (!) a cowboy rocks and rolls: track A1 "Roll on" with JJ Cale guitar. Title track A4 with Tony Joe White guitar. Good US pressing with fine dynamics. This music hands out every useful and important advice for a successful life to all the cowboys (and -girls?). Unfortunately, I'm not a cowboy.........

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 03:44 AM
Great voice. Not successful in Europe/Germany as Connie Francis was in the sixties. Happy New Year to every Little Miss Dynamite!

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 04:30 AM
I bought this one because of the Mickey Jupp song on track B1 "Tears for you". The seeming twin girls on front cover are mother and daughter! They were very successful with their records. But why did they have to work in the coal mine (Allen Toussaint track A3)? It was a gold mine........Good US pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 05:02 AM
Impressive keyboard playing by Mick Weaver. Listen to the driving track A3 "Heatwave". Bob Metzger (Leonard Cohen) guitars. Listen also to Mel Collins' sax. Good dynamics and pressing. Deadwax inscription: "Tone" and "Great Buildings" (2x).

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 05:28 AM
Very good US pressing with superb dynamics. Masterfonics in the deadwax. Beautiful harmony vocals.

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 05:50 AM
The Howard Roberts Quartet - H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player
(1963, Capitol)

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smokin' jazz guitar from H.R.
He was part of the famous wrecking crew with Carole Kaye, wasn't he? He also played on Thelonious Monk "Monk's Blues". See one of my next post, after i have listened to all those country LP's, i have bought for 2 SFR last week.

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 06:49 AM
Unpleasant one. I don't understand Monk's strange kind of piano playing. And the orchestra, conducted by Oliver Nelson, sucks at all: so many "wrong" tunes.....P.S.:in my youth i exercised violin playing nearly for 10 years. Not very successfully indeed. I was not allowed to play any wrong tunes! The teachers hit me with their violin bows! I knew, that it's better to stop playing my part in the orchestra, if i couldn't get the right tune. Listen to the inaccurate orchestra tunes at the end of most tracks, especially on track A4
"Just a glance at love" and the totally wrong tunes by the horns at the end of track A5. Teo Macero didn't check it?
I put this one on the turntable, because i hoped to find some of Howard Robert's dirty guitar playing tunes. He has no credits on back cover lyrics. He is hardly existent on track A1 and track B3 with some nice comping. But hey, i can hear the typical Fender bass playing by Carole Kaye on track B1 "Consecutive seconds". But there is no dirty guitar playing at all....

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2016, 07:25 AM
Highly recommended. No fillers all winners. A great DISCovery. Listen to the wonderful song on track A3 "The power of love". And track A5 "Find another fool" is simply a masterwork of composition and playing. Listen to the empathic guitar work of Stephen Bruton and Derek O'Brien. Is anybody able to explain the meaning of the word "gatorhythms"? Do they have alligators in Austin? 12 SFR. last week in my favorite record shop were not too much money for this find! I have to look for further gatorhythm-music of Marcia Ball....

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2016, 05:50 PM
Fleetwood Mac - Future Games
(1971, Reprise) MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

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HNY 2016 everyone. I heard the title track playing last night at a post-hike stop for beers and food with my group, they were playing a bunch of great 70's stuff (Maggie May, Kashmir) of what I was able to pick out above the crowd [Issaquah Brewhouse]. This one is a much loved, many-times-played LP that I purchased in the mid 70s, sounds great.

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2016, 05:57 PM
Howard Roberts


He was part of the famous wrecking crew with Carole Kaye, wasn't he? He also played on Thelonious Monk "Monk's Blues". See one of my next post, after i have listened to all those country LP's, i have bought for 2 SFR last week.

He did alot of session work and I'm sure he associated with the WC musicians but don't think he was a regular as Tommy Tedesco was the main guitar guy - with Glen Campbell as well. There's a great new documentary film The Wrecking Crew - put together by Tommy T's son as a tribute to his dad, highly recommended - Delta was showing it in their in-flight rotation last month.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhl-3EOYTkc

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2016, 07:01 PM
Captain Beyond - s/t
(1972, Capricorn) non-3D cover

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smokin'

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2016, 08:03 PM
The Merry Go Round - s/t
(1967, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Nice, terrific sonics, very hot and dynamic. Emitt Rhodes band includes guys who played on the Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers LP, and The Leaves. Time Will Show The Wiser - I'm familiar with it from Fairport Convention's first album. I didn't know it was written by Emitt Rhodes.

This is a surprising thrift store find last week. the Pay n' Save price tag was from a local retail drug store chain which was founded in 1940 and folded in the early 80s.

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2016, 11:04 PM
Brotherhood - s/t
(1967, RCA)

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Drake Levin, Phil Volk and Smitty's first record after they left Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 02:43 AM
Fleetwood Mac - Future Games
(1971, Reprise) MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

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HNY 2016 everyone. I heard the title track playing last night at a post-hike stop for beers and food with my group, they were playing a bunch of great 70's stuff (Maggie May, Kashmir) of what I was able to pick out above the crowd [Issaquah Brewhouse]. This one is a much loved, many-times-played LP that I purchased in the mid 70s, sounds great.

English Kinney pressing. Poor dynamics. Deadwax inscription: "Porky". Dumb cover art and photographs. Concerning the disappointing dynamics: do you hear some hi hats or cymbals of the drumming work on title track? I don't. Only the guitar tunes are more or less clear. Is it because of the pressing or the recording conditions? How is your US pressing? Somewhat boring song material, isn't it? This is a good example of minor producer efforts. Look at the pictures on back cover: depressive consternation all around because of too annoying studio conditions? Hey, Christine, show me a smile! Track B4.

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 03:48 AM
The Merry Go Round - s/t
(1967, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Nice, terrific sonics, very hot and dynamic. Emitt Rhodes band includes guys who played on the Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers LP, and The Leaves. Time Will Show The Wiser - I'm familiar with it from Fairport Convention's first album. I didn't know it was written by Emitt Rhodes.

This is a surprising thrift store find last week. the Pay n' Save price tag was from a local retail drug store chain which was founded in 1940 and folded in the early 80s.

What a lucky man you are having found this Merry-go-round LP. How was the condition? The third Solo LP of Emitt Rhodes is a diamond. And it makes you smile, because it's one of the first Beatles LP's that was not made by the Beatles. It's the best Paul McCartney solo record ever, that was not made by Paul McCartney. Look at the pictures on inner fold cover: Emitt Rhodes recorded at home and played all instruments by himself as Paul did on his first solo LP. He plays a well known bass guitar model from germany as Paul mostly did. Impressive song writing and big music fun. A tragedy: Rhodes is totally unknown in Europe until today. What about US? Listen for example to the diverse song on track B3 "Bubble gum the blues/I'm a cruiser": it's not only some kind of usual Merry-go-round......

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 04:55 AM
The Merry Go Round - s/t
(1967, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Nice, terrific sonics, very hot and dynamic. Emitt Rhodes band includes guys who played on the Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers LP, and The Leaves. Time Will Show The Wiser - I'm familiar with it from Fairport Convention's first album. I didn't know it was written by Emitt Rhodes.

This is a surprising thrift store find last week. the Pay n' Save price tag was from a local retail drug store chain which was founded in 1940 and folded in the early 80s.


Thank you for the tip with the lucky "Merry-go-round" thrift store find. Condition/Price? This one was the first solo LP by Emitt Rhodes: listen to the wonderful song on track A3 " She's such a beauty": surely a 100% number 1 hit in the charts, if it would have been recorded by Paul McCartney.......It's a tragedy: nobody noticed..... Nobody? No, there's a little town in Switzerland where some interested vinyl freak found this one in a thrift store in the nineties for 4 SFr..... Look at the back cover picture and notice: if you leave your appartement, be sure to keep your Gibson ES 335 always at your side!!!! Don't leave it at home. Luckily there only was one volume knob missed in action......
Look at the Deadwax inscriptions: did you ever see a more beautiful one? Every inscription is surrounded by a banner full of verve "Recorded at home"! I have only two questions: did Paul McCartney take notice of this record? And where is the Gibson ES 335 today?

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 05:10 AM
The Merry Go Round - s/t
(1967, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5734/23510265914_3009f3293f_b.jpg

Nice, terrific sonics, very hot and dynamic. Emitt Rhodes band includes guys who played on the Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers LP, and The Leaves. Time Will Show The Wiser - I'm familiar with it from Fairport Convention's first album. I didn't know it was written by Emitt Rhodes.

This is a surprising thrift store find last week. the Pay n' Save price tag was from a local retail drug store chain which was founded in 1940 and folded in the early 80s.

Who will build a monument for the tragical victims of the music industry? They tell you: (look at the picture from inner sleeve of Emitt Rhodes "Mirror" LP! And after that?

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 08:39 AM
Born in New Orleans (4.7.1910), raised in an orphanhome, World-boxing-Champion in lightweight (1933-1941), Navy-cook under the command of President Kennedy, prisoner of war in Japan, Blues-interpret, father and one of the greatest entertainers (cit.: back cover lyrics by Freddy J. Angstmann). So he knew the ups and downs of life and had lived with the Blues.....

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 09:20 AM
Russ Kunkel and Rick Marotta drums, Waddy Wachtel, Danny Kortchmar and David Lindley guitars, Andrew Gold piano. Great Jackie DeShannon song A4 "When you walk in the room" with backing vocals by Jackie DeShannon. Listen to Garth Hudson playing french style accordeon solo on track B4 "The water is wide". "Restless nights" is a calm melodious record. So you may avoid restless nights.....

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 09:43 AM
John Finley: great voice. What has become of his singing career? Better times coming? Wonderful cover art. Varied hammond-dominated east coast rock with soul music influences. Was Rhinoceros kind of a "supergroup" then?

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2016, 11:46 AM
Brotherhood - s/t
(1967, RCA)

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Drake Levin, Phil Volk and Smitty's first record after they left Paul Revere & The Raiders.

Do you think, that this is an original? If the label is yellow, it's not an original, isn't it?

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2016, 09:29 PM
Thank you for the tip with the lucky "Merry-go-round" thrift store find. Condition/Price? This one was the first solo LP by Emitt Rhodes: listen to the wonderful song on track A3 " She's such a beauty": surely a 100% number 1 hit in the charts, if it would have been recorded by Paul McCartney.......It's a tragedy: nobody noticed..... Nobody? No, there's a little town in Switzerland where some interested vinyl freak found this one in a thrift store in the nineties for 4 SFr..... Look at the back cover picture and notice: if you leave your appartement, be sure to keep your Gibson ES 335 always at your side!!!! Don't leave it at home. Luckily there only was one volume knob missed in action......
Look at the Deadwax inscriptions: did you ever see a more beautiful one? Every inscription is surrounded by a banner full of verve "Recorded at home"! I have only two questions: did Paul McCartney take notice of this record? And where is the Gibson ES 335 today?



Yeah I love it when those rare records turn up in great condition. It's often a tragic discovery when the record is trashed. The Merry Go Round LP's cover is still in shrink wrap and the record looks NM- and played a strong VG++. It was $1 US.

Its cool you have that Rhodes solo LP. I have that one and his other early solo LP. I agree with the McCartney comparisons. What a talent.

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2016, 09:32 PM
Do you think, that this is an original? If the label is yellow, it's not an original, isn't it?



Its a poor photo / lighting - the label is the original RCA orange. Another recent crazy $1 thrift store find in VG++ shape.

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2016, 09:39 PM
English Kinney pressing. Poor dynamics. Deadwax inscription: "Porky". Dumb cover art and photographs. Concerning the disappointing dynamics: do you hear some hi hats or cymbals of the drumming work on title track? I don't. Only the guitar tunes are more or less clear. Is it because of the pressing or the recording conditions? How is your US pressing? Somewhat boring song material, isn't it? This is a good example of minor producer efforts. Look at the pictures on back cover: depressive consternation all around because of too annoying studio conditions? Hey, Christine, show me a smile! Track B4.

Yes, disappointing dynamics especially on Show Me A Smile (love those Christine songs) and the Bob Welch title track where you want the big sound of the later Fleetwood Mac albums ...but it actually works for me with the subtle moodiness of the Danny Kirwan songs - example Woman Of A Thousand Dreams

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2016, 09:41 PM
The Beatles - Abbey Road
(1969, Apple) '75 UK pressing

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This might be the pressing with the best sound quality that I own. I was thinking it was cool that they named the record after the recording studio. from a Wikipedia article on the record - A working title of the album was Everest, after a brand of cigarettes favoured by Emerick, but the band were reluctant to travel to the Himalayas for a photo session

Fritz The Cat
01-05-2016, 11:06 AM
The Beatles - Abbey Road
(1969, Apple) '75 UK pressing

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This might be the pressing with the best sound quality that I own. I was thinking it was cool that they named the record after the recording studio. from a Wikipedia article on the record - A working title of the album was Everest, after a brand of cigarettes favoured by Emerick, but the band were reluctant to travel to the Himalayas for a photo session

This is the original italian issue. Good dynamics and pressing. Come together: Listen to the buttersoft intro of the drums with the "sshhhht"! One of the most magical moments of music all over many music centuries!!!! Did Ringo Starr know what kind of magical drums he played then? The magician was George Martin!

Fritz The Cat
01-05-2016, 11:29 AM
The Beatles - Abbey Road
(1969, Apple) '75 UK pressing

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This might be the pressing with the best sound quality that I own. I was thinking it was cool that they named the record after the recording studio. from a Wikipedia article on the record - A working title of the album was Everest, after a brand of cigarettes favoured by Emerick, but the band were reluctant to travel to the Himalayas for a photo session


This is the same english issue as you have. YEX 749/750 is a very good pressing. You're right! Listen to the crickets in the intro of "Sun king". If you may hear the crickets clear and naturally as on a summer evening, so you may be sure, it's a superb pressing! Listen also to the clear drums on track "She came in through the bathroom window". Simply fantastic! Don't forget Ringo. He was great: he kept it simple, so it was the best.....

Challenger604
01-05-2016, 05:02 PM
Zappa!

SEAWOLF97
01-05-2016, 06:15 PM
I'm an "off & on" Dylan fan, but had never sat and listened to "Oh Mercy"

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

the recording and production is first rate. there are 3 tracks that are great for me,
I get the feeling that the others may grow on me. best that I've heard from Bob
in a long time,,,excepting "Things have Changed"

Challenger604
01-05-2016, 08:40 PM
I'm an "off & on" Dylan fan, but had never sat and listened to "Oh Mercy"

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

the recording and production is first rate. there are 3 tracks that are great for me,
I get the feeling that the others may grow on me. best that I've heard from Bob
in a long time,,,excepting "Things have Changed"

Love it!

Challenger604
01-05-2016, 08:42 PM
Went by his apartment last year!
Hope to see him before he quits!
C

Fritz The Cat
01-06-2016, 10:56 AM
Went by his apartment last year!
Hope to see him before he quits!
C

What is DB?

Challenger604
01-06-2016, 04:21 PM
What is DB?

David Bowie.

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2016, 09:51 PM
Andy M. Stewart, Phil Cunningham, Mannus Lunny - Fire In The Glen
(1985, Shanachie)

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Cover art by Keith Birdsong, similar to earlier Silly Wizard covers. Stewart and Cunningham here were with Silly Wizard. Wonderful Scottish songs and music, banjo, accordion, piano, guitar, bazouki.

Fritz The Cat
01-07-2016, 06:02 AM
180gr Vinyl. EU pressing from ??????? (Country not known, possibly Germany). Disappointing dynamics. First i thought, that the pickup of my Reson Rota turntable has reached his final stage. So i mounted a new pickup. With the same result: disappointing dynamics. Has anybody also made the same bitter lesson of experience with this record? If you have to pay 35 SFr. (as I did today), so don't! It's too expensive. Buy the CD! Included in this LP Cover is a voucher for digital download. Has anybody made already a comparison between digital and vinyl issue of this LP?

Fritz The Cat
01-07-2016, 09:27 AM
I'm an "off & on" Dylan fan, but had never sat and listened to "Oh Mercy"

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

the recording and production is first rate. there are 3 tracks that are great for me,
I get the feeling that the others may grow on me. best that I've heard from Bob
in a long time,,,excepting "Things have Changed"

Look at my post of 31. October 2015 concerning my vinyl copy of this one. You're right: it's one of the best-produced works of Bob Dylan. And the magician was Daniel Lanois: he could get the best out of his master's voice......

Challenger604
01-07-2016, 10:42 AM
Unorthodox Behavior.
Phil Collins, drum!
Percy Jones, Bass

begining of Rock Fusion...

Fritz The Cat
01-07-2016, 10:51 AM
Zappa!

A crazy one. This is my vinyl issue of "Grand Wazoo". Good english Kinney pressing. I was 17 years old, when i bought this LP from a dust bin sale at my local record shop BRO Records in St. Gallen. Iwas not able to listen to the whole LP in one go, because this LP was too much for me: what the hell is thaaaaaat? So i had to store it in the attic for later purpose for many years. For in those days, I loved the records of Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull etc.. And today? Still i think: what the hell is that? This is not my piece of cake also today. I don't understand the strangekind of humour in this record. It's a totally crazy story and music. But there were very famous musicians involved in this one: look at the picture below. File under "Crazy Jazz"......

Fritz The Cat
01-07-2016, 11:06 AM
Unorthodox Behavior.
Phil Collins, drum!
Percy Jones, Bass

begining of Rock Fusion...


Noooo! Jazzrockfusion began very many years earlier. Listen to the LPs of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and shurely Miles Davies of the late sixties. If you like that kind of bitches brew......

Challenger604
01-07-2016, 11:25 AM
Noooo! Jazzrockfusion began very many years earlier. Listen to the LPs of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and shurely Miles Davies of the late sixties. If you like that kind of bitches brew......



Nice!
Phill is one of the pioneers of Rock Fusion with Brand X. Chick, Herbie, ok but Miles? Can we call Jazz Rock or Rock Fusion? I wouldn't... Jazz for sure. I may not know enough then...

Big fan of Zappa too but don't like all of what he has done...

Fritz The Cat
01-07-2016, 12:56 PM
Nice!
Phill is one of the pioneers of Rock Fusion with Brand X. Chick, Herbie, ok but Miles? Can we call Jazz Rock or Rock Fusion? I wouldn't... Jazz for sure. I may not know enough then...

Big fan of Zappa too but don't like all of what he has done...


Listen to bitches brew.

Challenger604
01-07-2016, 02:05 PM
Listen to bitches brew.


Ok! I will! Thanks!
C

Challenger604
01-07-2016, 02:15 PM
Listen to bitches brew.


Just learned something! Not bad! Didn't know about that!
27 minutes of it on Youtube!
Thanks!
C

SEAWOLF97
01-08-2016, 08:17 AM
.
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386878

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2016, 09:44 AM
Just learned something! Not bad! Didn't know about that!
27 minutes of it on Youtube!
Thanks!
C

Look at the magical mystery cover art by Mati Klarwein. This the great thing about vinyl cult only!!! Klarwein is also famous for the second Santana cult record "Abraxas". The magician was Miles Davis, but the mastermind of jazzrockfusion was John McLaughlin. Look at the list of famous musicians on the inner foldcover. Does anybody know further fancy LP cover art work of Mati Klarwein?
P.S.: Bitches Brew is not my piece of cake. Too much confusion with jazzrockfusionbrew......

SEAWOLF97
01-08-2016, 09:59 AM
Does anybody know further fancy LP cover art work of Mati Klarwein? .

https://www.google.com/search?q=LP+cover+art+work+of+Mati+Klarwein&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ1tvO15rKAhVBWWMKHcdhCnwQ_AUIBygB&biw=1184&bih=548

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2016, 10:19 AM
https://www.google.com/search?q=LP+cover+art+work+of+Mati+Klarwein&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ1tvO15rKAhVBWWMKHcdhCnwQ_AUIBygB&biw=1184&bih=548


Show me your own LP covers.

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2016, 10:28 AM
Who wants Miles? What about this one? Marcus Miller bass. Mike Stern guitars. Crazy....

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2016, 10:32 AM
https://www.google.com/search?q=LP+cover+art+work+of+Mati+Klarwein&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ1tvO15rKAhVBWWMKHcdhCnwQ_AUIBygB&biw=1184&bih=548

Slow down. Ask! Keep it simple. It's better for your health.....

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2016, 10:55 AM
Cult rock Lp from Germany. Does anybody know this crazy one? Lawton/Hesslein/Hecht/Horns. Great! Big Fun. Very sought after.....

Odd
01-08-2016, 11:32 AM
69167

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2016, 01:14 PM
69167


What about this one? Tell something !

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2016, 09:24 PM
Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll?
(1971, Douglas) Promo/Radio Station timing strip on cover

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3821/13930350171_0b96af4313_b.jpg
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/13930364182_800e05b340_z.jpg

inspired by Fritz The Cat. wow, Klarwein did quite a few iconic album covers.

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2016, 09:43 PM
The Beatles - Hey Jude
(1970, Apple) '76 Japanese pressing

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14869814526_d527fbdfb5_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/14706255877_c35db5e2ff_z.jpg

Nice. not a bad way to hear the mix of songs thrown together in this compilation.

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2016, 10:18 PM
Richard & Linda Thompson - Hokey Pokey
(1974, Island) 1983 reissue on Joe Boyd's label

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8762/17292186136_b53dd8ca02_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7749/17317704531_24e7b7eb30_z.jpg

great book!

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/16391053481_71d523d97a_o.png


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqViJyweNV0

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2016, 11:25 PM
David Bowie - The Next Day
(2013, ISO/Columbia) MASTERDISK AD in the deadwax, mastered by Alex De Turk

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1456/24156621252_97884fec6a_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1620/24264780905_2123d725fc_b.jpg

Happy Birthday, David Bowie.

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 12:59 AM
Searching for Mati Klarwein cover art: signature on back cover "Mati Abdul". Chuck Leavell piano. Buzz Feiten guitars. Superb dynamics. German pressing. I will hunt for further Klarwein in my vinyl collection. See my next post.

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 01:17 AM
Mati Klarwein cover art. Holland reissue 1979 on cheap CBS label Embassy. Good dynamics. Many astonishing jazz and fusion influences. Roland Bautista: superb guitar playing!

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 01:40 AM
Mati Klarwein cover art. Mark Egan bass . Danny Gottlieb drums. Listen to track A2 "Walk in" with Steve Khan on guitar. US pressing with supermaximal dynamics. This vinyl record is suitable for testing various turntable pickups. Searching for further Mati Klarwein cover art in my vinyl records collection......

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 02:21 AM
Mati Klarwein cover art. Pat Metheny's musicians:Mark Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb. Egan plays 8string bass and 10string bass. Too many strings IMHO. German pressing. Superb dynamics. Hey, what's that: Cacophony productions......?

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 02:40 AM
Also this one is cover art by Mati Klarwein. He did also the little poem on back cover. The name of the front picture: "The great pyramid". It was published in "God Jokes, The Art Of Mati Abdul Klarwein". This one is a well made Holland pressing. Guitars by Paul Jackson and Mike Sembello. IMHO: you have to forget quickly the dumb synthesizers and eunuch style vocals of George Duke........

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 03:04 AM
Who is the man with the sunglasses and straw hat on back cover of Abraxas? It's Mati Klarwein himself, isn't he? Superb Holland pressing for book and music Club "Ex Libris", Switzerland. 45 years old vinyl in good condition.

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 11:29 AM
The Beatles - Hey Jude
(1970, Apple) '76 Japanese pressing

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14869814526_d527fbdfb5_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/14706255877_c35db5e2ff_z.jpg

Nice. not a bad way to hear the mix of songs thrown together in this compilation.


Big cinema for your ears. In Europe, this non LP singles collection was not called "Hey Jude", but "The Beatles Again". Unconventional and innovative bass playing on every track especially on "Rain", "Old brown shoe" and "Don't let me down". Superb french pressing with very good dynamics. Nicky Hopkins piano on "Revolution". Ronnie Scott sax on "Lady Madonna". Billy Preston organ on "Old brown shoe" and wonderful electric piano on "Don't let me down". "The ballad of John and Yoko" was recorded only by Lennon/McCartney without Harrison and Ringo. Listen to "Can't buy me love" and compare it with Count Basie's "Swinging the blues". It's the same blues song.......

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 11:43 AM
The Beatles - Hey Jude
(1970, Apple) '76 Japanese pressing

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3901/14869814526_d527fbdfb5_c.jpg
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/14706255877_c35db5e2ff_z.jpg

Nice. not a bad way to hear the mix of songs thrown together in this compilation.


"Can't buy me love" is a rip-off from Count Basie's "Swinging the blues" on track B6 of this french double album. Nobody ever noticed that.

Fritz The Cat
01-09-2016, 12:52 PM
Remastered. Stripped down as it was planned originally by the Beatles before Phil Spector rushed in. Additional 7" disc "Fly on the wall": a unique insight into the Beatles at work in rehearsal and in the studio during January 1969. Oh yeah! Music history.....

Fritz The Cat
01-10-2016, 01:22 AM
Some roots. Recorded live at Newport Festival July 7, 1957 by Norman Granz. Blues shouter Joe Williams brought the band to the attention of a larger-than-jazz public. Here he is singing on tracks A2-A5. Tracks B1-B3 are recorded together with the Dizzy Gillespie Band. Dizzy's breathtakingly fast, clean and inventive trumpet solos brought enthusiastic response. Listen to the soulful introduction of track B3. Good US pressing (MGM reissue from the seventies?) with some impressive live atmosphere carefully conserved. Where is the wit of America today?

Fritz The Cat
01-10-2016, 02:00 AM
Some more roots. Replanted. Interesting versions of popular R&B hits. If you are not very familiar with big band jazz, you must love this one! Listen to tracks A4 "Ain't too proud to beg" and A2 "Hang on sloopy". By the way: does anybody know the meaning (german translation) of the word "Sloopy"?

Fritz The Cat
01-10-2016, 02:13 AM
Concerning my post on the Beatles rip-off from "Swinging the blues": does anybody own the Count Basie vinyl record "Basie's Beatle Bag"? It would be very interesting to compare Basie's version of "Can't buy me love" with his "Swinging the blues".

Fritz The Cat
01-10-2016, 02:28 AM
Very fine german reissue. Recorded August 18, 1953 by Norman Granz. Freddie Green guitar. Buddy Rich drums. And the horn players!!!!

Fritz The Cat
01-10-2016, 03:08 AM
A little bit of music history, because it's a rainy weekend. Normally we have much snow in this region of Switzerland in January. Greetings to El Nino.
This one is a fine and affectionate vinyl collection about the BBC broadcast recordings of 1962 until 1965 by the magical mystery four. They had much fun while playing live. Listen especially to the guitar playing by George and John on their Rickenbacker guitars! Mono recordings. Perfect pressings.

Odd
01-10-2016, 09:15 AM
Natalie Merchant

69241
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Merchant)

Fritz The Cat
01-11-2016, 10:26 AM
R.I.P.

SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2016, 10:45 PM
David Bowie - Space Oddity
(1969, Mercury) '72 RCA reissue

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/16973295032_17aefb6300_c.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8750/16948677616_d314450818_z.jpg

Sad news this morning. R.I.P. David Bowie. Thanks for the great music.

Fritz The Cat
01-12-2016, 11:12 AM
David Bowie - Space Oddity
(1969, Mercury) '72 RCA reissue

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/16973295032_17aefb6300_c.jpg
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8750/16948677616_d314450818_z.jpg

Sad news this morning. R.I.P. David Bowie. Thanks for the great music.


German reissue 1985. Is your version with a foldcover? Rick Wakeman keyboards. Tony Visconti and Herbie Flowers bass. How is the Dynaflex pressing? 50gr Vinyl?

SEAWOLF97
01-12-2016, 05:30 PM
Fritz ;

If you can size your photos to 700 pixels and use a smaller font,
your posts could be much easier to read w/o side scrolling. thx.

Fritz The Cat
01-13-2016, 10:53 AM
Fritz ;

If you can size your photos to 700 pixels and use a smaller font,
your posts could be much easier to read w/o side scrolling. thx.

Do you look at these posts on an I phone? Why do you? Fritz the Cat has no I phone. I am an analog man!

SEAWOLF97
01-13-2016, 11:40 AM
Do you look at these posts on an I phone? Why do you? Fritz the Cat has no I phone. I am an analog man!

dont have an iPone, or any smotphone , but do use a 24inch LCD monitor on the PC at 1920x1080

AND most every other pic posted to this site is fine with NO side scrolling needed, except yours.

analog man ? are you posting with a pencil ?

gibber
01-13-2016, 02:04 PM
Do you look at these posts on an I phone? Why do you? Fritz the Cat has no I phone. I am an analog man!

Righty right.
Always was sure your pics were transfers from Kodachrome that you do in your home lab (given your fast Bowie contrib).

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2016, 08:50 PM
David Bowie - Young Americans
(1975, RCA)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1470/23740605433_f5ffc6fdfb_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1668/24259003702_0640fde011_b.jpg

saw a cool NYT article this morning on Bowie's effect on music videos (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/arts/music/david-bowie-master-of-the-music-video.html?_r=0), includes a link to this live performance of the title track:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLcs4VrjZQ

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2016, 09:42 PM
David Bowie - Stage
(1978, RCA) STERLING in the deadwax

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1558/24342070986_f0ed8b91ae_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1600/23741457683_2f57a53487_b.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-13-2016, 09:54 PM
German reissue 1985. Is your version with a foldcover? Rick Wakeman keyboards. Tony Visconti and Herbie Flowers bass. How is the Dynaflex pressing? 50gr Vinyl?

Hi Fritz, It's not a gatefold cover. Good sound quality, yes very light weight vinyl but many of these US dynaflex pressings have really great sonics in my experience - the Bowie Hunky Dory title, for example.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2016, 03:46 AM
Righty right.
Always was sure your pics were transfers from Kodachrome that you do in your home lab (given your fast Bowie contrib).


Hallo München!
Surely. We have to live with the past. I developped my pictures in my home lab by hand for many years. Those days are gone forever: superb Black&White Fotos! Listen to "Kodachrome" by Paul Simon from his 1974 Album "There goes rhymin' Simon". Jimmy Johnson on guitar. Good Holland pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2016, 03:49 AM
dont have an iPone, or any smotphone , but do use a 24inch LCD monitor on the PC at 1920x1080

AND most every other pic posted to this site is fine with NO side scrolling needed, except yours.

analog man ? are you posting with a pencil ?

Hey, I'm not living in the past. I only have to live WITH the past. I'm working at the problem with the pixels.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2016, 04:39 AM
David Bowie - Young Americans
(1975, RCA)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1470/23740605433_f5ffc6fdfb_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1668/24259003702_0640fde011_b.jpg

saw a cool NYT article this morning on Bowie's effect on music videos (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/arts/music/david-bowie-master-of-the-music-video.html?_r=0), includes a link to this live performance of the title track:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydLcs4VrjZQ


John Lennon vocals and guitar on "Fame" and guitar on "Across the universe". Saxophone by David Sanborn. Good german pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2016, 05:02 AM
David Bowie - Stage
(1978, RCA) STERLING in the deadwax

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1558/24342070986_f0ed8b91ae_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1600/23741457683_2f57a53487_b.jpg

Italian pressing. I'm exercising with the pixels....

SEAWOLF97
01-14-2016, 08:04 AM
Hey, I'm not living in the past. I only have to live WITH the past. I'm working at the problem with the pixels.

looks much better, thx

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2016, 01:48 PM
German reissue . Richard (sic!) Wakeman piano. Life on Mars? Life on earth? Mick Ronson guitars!!! On this album David's voice is the most magical and impressive one all through his whole career. Listen to track B2 "Fill Your Heart": simply beautiful! I'm still exercising with the pixels.....

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2016, 02:00 PM
Listen to track B4 "My Death". Gruss aus der Schweiz.

Fritz The Cat
01-15-2016, 10:19 AM
You like this one? Tell me why. Which take is your favorite?

Fritz The Cat
01-15-2016, 10:37 AM
Listen to the Jack Bruce song "I feel free" on track A2. Listen to Cream's original!

Fritz The Cat
01-15-2016, 11:27 AM
Ronson and Bowie at their best: track B4 " Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"!

Fritz The Cat
01-16-2016, 01:27 AM
Concerning my last post. Interesting rough and muddy live version of "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" on this soundtrack. Track B1. Recorded and shot at Studio One, Wembley, July 1, 1965 for TV programme "Ready Steady Go". You may look at it on Youtube. This is the only clip of the movie which has an overdub. The original had very low bass. So in 1978 John Entwistle got the bass model on which he is seen playing in the film and recorded a new bass line, then blended it in seamlessly. Does anybody know which bass model he used then?
Good german pressing. 36 years old vinyl in mint condition.

Fritz The Cat
01-16-2016, 01:49 PM
Concerning my last two posts: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" recorded live in BBC studio 2, London May 24, 1965. The feedbacking guitar was overdubbed. No Nicky Hopkins' piano as on original single track. Broadcast on Saturday Club and Top Gear.

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2016, 01:54 PM
Howard Roberts - Antelope Freeway
(1971, ABC Impulse!)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1561/24339324471_3c1e3aa798_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1540/24395571016_7a36a642a3_b.jpg

H.R. is a Psychedelic Guitar Player. weird record.

Fritz The Cat
01-16-2016, 02:10 PM
Concerning my three last posts: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" as the single was released in May 1965. Decca at first returned the tapes assuming the feedback was a technical fault. Mono. 2'40 of pure energy.......

Fritz The Cat
01-16-2016, 02:14 PM
Howard Roberts - Antelope Freeway
(1971, ABC Impulse!)

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1561/24339324471_3c1e3aa798_b.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1540/24395571016_7a36a642a3_b.jpg

H.R. is a Psychedelic Guitar Player. weird record.

And the producer was Bill Szymczyk!

Fritz The Cat
01-17-2016, 04:57 AM
Concerning my last post "Who's better, Who's best": is it possible to cover a song of The Who? No go? IMHO there are only a few cover versions that are acceptable. Does anybody know a Who song cover version that's superior to the original? This one is an example of how you should not cover a Who song. It's a shame, so don't listen to track A4 "I can see for miles". And forget Tina Turner's embarrassing version of Led Zeppelins "Whole lotta love" on track A5! This was simply a poor one by Tina Turner........

Fritz The Cat
01-17-2016, 09:32 AM
Cover version of The Who song "I can't explain": not bad, but does it make sense to have a cover of this song by the Scorpions? This track was a 45rpm single release. Perfect guitar work. Too perfect. Sterile. But the version of David Bowie's "Pin Up" LP was the perfect cover of this song because of the typically striking guitar work of Mick Ronson. See my post of 15. Januar 2016. Finally, the original was a powerful sign of those times and places........

Fritz The Cat
01-17-2016, 10:51 AM
Poor Yvonne: she has to eat this green gelatine food. Food of Love? This is IMHO the second best cover version of "I can's explain"after the Bowie version on "Pin Up", because of the extraordinaire voice of Elliman and the guitar of Pete Townshend himself. She was the voice behind Eric Clapton's band. Mick Grabham of Procol Harum guitar. John Gustafson bass. Mike Giles drums. Produced by Rupert Hine.

Fritz The Cat
01-17-2016, 12:33 PM
The biggest highlight of DB's work. Listen to track B1 "Time". What a big sound. Thanks to Mick Ronson. Totally weird piano playing on title track A2: big fun with this song until the last tune has faded. Superb dynamics. German pressing. Listen loud! No fillers, only winners on this one. Who was the insane lad on the piano? Mike Garson?

Fritz The Cat
01-17-2016, 01:18 PM
HIFI on the highest peak. So close your eyes. Listen to the magical mystery guitar playing. This is Gabor Szabo at his best. Carlos Santana learnt so much from him. I didn't know then. But i know now. Simply beautiful. No further words necessary....

SpeakerLabFan
01-18-2016, 07:05 PM
Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua
(1979, ECM) Trio records/Japanese pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/metheny001-1.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1659/24444776096_6430cbe356_b.jpg

recycled picture. A Metheny classic. This was a fun garage sale find from 2010.

SpeakerLabFan
01-18-2016, 07:57 PM
Eagles - self titled
(1972, Elektra Asylum) a later pressing with ESR_TD 7-14-75 in the deadwax, side 1; mastered at The Mastering Lab, L.A.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/ea001.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1669/24471811345_2e67295c62_b.jpg


R.I.P. Glenn Frey, thanks for the music. Frey co-wrote the track 1 song here, Take It Easy, with neighbor Jackson Browne.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AuYhLVhIAM

SpeakerLabFan
01-18-2016, 10:11 PM
Free - Heartbreaker
(1973, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/fr001-1.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1624/23847213213_55c63e517f_b.jpg

old picture.

Fritz The Cat
01-19-2016, 11:03 AM
His solo work is respectable. But he was an Eagle......This is a german pressing with poor dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
01-19-2016, 11:34 AM
Free - Heartbreaker
(1973, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/fr001-1.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1624/23847213213_55c63e517f_b.jpg

old picture.

Yes. A big one, though Kossoff was not member of Free anymore at this time. He only played on tracks A2,3,4 and B2,4. The top hit "Wishing well" was with Paul Rodgers on guitar. Who is Snuffy, who plays guitar on B3?
Kossoff: simple but very effective guitar technique!!! German Alsdorf 1978 reissue with very fine dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
01-19-2016, 12:11 PM
Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua
(1979, ECM) Trio records/Japanese pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records/metheny001-1.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1659/24444776096_6430cbe356_b.jpg

recycled picture. A Metheny classic. This was a fun garage sale find from 2010.

How are the dynamics? Japanese pressings mostly are superb.

Fritz The Cat
01-19-2016, 01:05 PM
Gee, what a superb collection of strong songs. Great guitar by Kossoff. He seldom smiled as he did on the picture of the back cover. Good old german vinyl. Listen to the groovy rocker on track A2 "Songs of yesterday". Yes, we live today with songs of the past.....

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2016, 08:46 AM
Did you know? He did his vocal exercises for little pocket money. Who is the male singer? Remember Uriah Heep: yes it's David Byron. He was one of the vocal chamaeleon artists for vocal productions in Pye Studios. No matter they wanted, he did every song. Interesting versions of "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da", "Race with the devil", "Something's happening". He covered nearly any singer at this time. Mono, superb pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2016, 09:06 AM
Pye Studios 1969: David Byron did (nearly) everything they wanted him to sing. Vocal production with contributions by David Byron: Listen to "Dizzy", "Ragamuffin Man" and especially to the Fleetwood Mac song "Man of the world". That's fun.

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2016, 09:52 AM
Chamäleon voice. He sings everything: "Let it be" as vocal production by David Byron. Respect! What a variable voice : he also covered John Lennon's vocals in "Instant Karma". There's more warmth in his timbre as Lennon had. What a golden voice: Listen to "By the way". He also sang a cover of the Canned Heat title "Let's work together". And he did it well.....

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2016, 10:09 AM
This is David Byrons vocal production masterwork. Great interpretations of "Something", "Yester-me, yester-you, yesterday". At this time his voice was on top. He was fit to take off with Uriah Heep. He had exercised sufficiently. Listen to "Cold Turkey"! What a challenge to cover this song.....

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2016, 10:48 AM
Also Reginald Dwight did exercises for Pye studio's vocal productions: "Questions", "Lady D'Arbanville" and "Yellow River": bright and clear voice with great future.... But the voice of David Byron was outstanding. So listen to the vocal production cover versions of "Lola" and "All right now".

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2016, 10:08 AM
Big orchestra for David Byron: the Edison Lighthouse song "Melanie makes me smile": David shines like a new dime......Embarrassing? Nooooo! It was fun for him then. And also for us today. At the time he recorded "Very 'eavy, very 'umble" with Uriah Heep, he did these pop gems at Pye Studios. Listen to his cover version of Fogerty's "Travellin' Band".

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2016, 10:56 AM
"Love grows" sung by David Byron. Big vocal production fun by Uriah Heep singer. And "Lola"!!!!

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2016, 11:09 AM
"Let's work together" sung by David Byron. Imagine: David Byron performs with Canned Heat.....

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2016, 08:24 PM
How are the dynamics? Japanese pressings mostly are superb.

Yes, superb as expected, and very nice for this material.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2016, 08:24 PM
Warren Zevon - s/t
(1976, Asylum) WLP Promo; Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Nice way to start the weekend, great sound quality and a killer album.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2016, 10:06 PM
Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes
(2000, Barsuk) MASTERED BY Y-MIXX in the deadwax, mastered by Tony Lash

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The song 405 refers to the section of the I-405 freeway on the eastside in Seattle.

I saw these guys open for Neil Young at a show in Everett, WA in 2008.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QR_xDLzDRw

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2016, 11:50 PM
Does anybody own "Vocal Production" vinyl albums with contributions by then unknown singers? It's well known today, that especially David Byron (Uriah Heep), Elton John, David Bowie, Long John Baldry, Dana et al. were involved in such kind of recordings for easy pocket money. Especially in Pye Studios. Does anybody know further musicians who did their exercises that way?

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 12:12 AM
Imagine: The Rolling Stones have lost their Jumping Jack at the microphone. So David Byron took his part. No, it's only fantasy. But on this one we may listen to David Byron covering "Honky Tonk Women". He also recorded a swinging version of "Bad Moon Rising". He also contributes his voice to the Humble Pie song "Natural Born Bugie". But now: listen to "Curly": is it true? Yes, it's David Bowie, opening the song and singing the interlude. It's a little sensation: David Bowie is singing duet together with David Byron. Look at the beautiful Hagström guitar on front cover.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 12:35 AM
The Clive Allen Orchestra is a fantasy name for a bunch of some unknown studio musicians, who later became more or less famous. On most songs, the voice of David Byron may be listened to. On this one we have interesting versions of the Move song "Blackberry Way", "Something's happening", and a dramatic version of "Race with devil". It's simply fun!

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 12:41 AM
Does anybody know? Do exist also Vocal Productions made in USA? IMHO this was a typical european phenomenon. Cheap productions on cheap labels, sold only in Supermarkets. They had a bad image in the musicians community. But today it's fun to listen to.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 12:56 AM
On this vocal production we may listen to Lulu singing to another version of her world hit "Boom bang a bang" and "Come back and shake me". Joe South's "Games people play" and a powerful version of "Pinball Wizzard" sung both by David Byron. IMHO: one of the best cover versions of a WHO song! Listen also to the dramatic moony drums.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 01:17 AM
David Byron sings on "The red balloon" and a beautiful version of "With a little help from my friends" and many other tracks. The voices more softer and in lower key were contributed by Long John Baldry: as example on Barry Ryan song "Eloise". These young inexperienced musicians had the posibility to benefit from the perfect studio conditions at Pye Studios.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 10:14 AM
Which is your favorite winter picture on a vinyl front cover? We have informations these days about a huge blizzard in the east of USA.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 10:45 AM
Renaissance - s/t
(1969, Elektra)

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US issue with the US cover art. progressive rock, classical and jazz - great stuff.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 10:51 AM
Beautiful cover artwork. Music and art go together on this one! No winter picture on the front cover because it's a magical sleigh ride: what a beautiful powerful title song! The term "Nantucket Sleighride" was coined by the whalers to explain what happened after they harpooned a whale. The first harpoon was not intended to kill the whale but only to attach it to the whale boat...."Tired angels" is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. What a huge "Nantucket Sleighride" this man did!

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 10:56 AM
Does anybody know? Do exist also Vocal Productions made in USA? IMHO this was a typical european phenomenon. Cheap productions on cheap labels, sold only in Supermarkets. They had a bad image in the musicians community. But today it's fun to listen to.

I think I have or have seen these types of productions, not specifically Vocal Productions - I can't recall if they were US or EUR issues. Sounds like there are some hidden gems and fun novelties - Bowie vocals? wow. There were lots of muzak-type instrumental jazz covers of contemporary hits in the US in the late 60s and 70s - Tony Mottola, etc, I think Wrecking Crew members may have played on a few of these.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 11:04 AM
The european issue had totally different cover art work. This is a german reissue pressing. This is a revolutionary album of classic symphonic progrock.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 11:24 AM
Today we have to notice how important the keyboard work of Felix Pappalardi was. Listen to the beautiful track A2 "Long Red". Felix Pappalardi was the mastermind of Mountain: what a superb producer. This US pressing is disappointing. No dynamics. Does anybody own a good pressing of this one?

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 11:38 AM
Paul Kossoff - Back Street Crawler
(1973, Island) KENDUN A/B in deadwax

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Turn it up for the 17+ minutes track on side 1, Tuesday Morning. Kossoff is joined on some tracks by Free bandmates Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers, Simon Kirke. Also includes Time Away, co-written with John Martyn who joins Kossoff on guitar on the track.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 02:28 PM
The english pressing looks like this, sounds very fine and dynamic. Guitar playing brought to the point. Paul plays simply and pure. Paul Rodgers lead vocal on "Molten gold": it's solid gold.....

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 02:50 PM
The english pressing looks like this, sounds very fine and dynamic. Guitar playing brought to the point. Paul plays simply and pure. Paul Rodgers lead vocal on "Molten gold": it's solid gold.....

Thanks for the pictures. The US copy uses the same picture on the back cover. Killer record.

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 03:08 PM
Kinney pressings of UK never were gold standard. Concerning the dynamics, i am not satisfied by this one. Does anybody own a sufficient pressing of this album? But this LP has enormous depth. Listen to track A5 "It's a long way down to the top". And so was the life of Paul Kossoff at this time....

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 03:17 PM
Excellent guitar work. But it was the swan song of Paul Kossoff. He was only 25 at the time of his death. Also he had a huge "Nantucket Sleighride".......

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 03:32 PM
These two LP's are the legacy of Paul Kossoff. On side B, C and D all tracks are previously not issued versions. Interesting for fans as me for a snowy weekend. Rock music history. Thanks for the tip to Speakerlabfan! Hey, what is a speakerlab?

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 06:59 PM
These two LP's are the legacy of Paul Kossoff. On side B, C and D all tracks are previously not issued versions. Interesting for fans as me for a snowy weekend. Rock music history. Thanks for the tip to Speakerlabfan! Hey, what is a speakerlab?

Nice, I have The Band Played On album but had not seen that later Kossoff records.

Ok - sorry if this is too much information: Speakerlab was a HiFi outfit started in Seattle in 1971 by a Boeing engineer, selling kits and fully assembled speakers. They designed many of their drivers & speakers but also leveraged a lot of existing designs such as the Klipschorn. It was a very affordable way to get in to audio, and they had a trade-in program - so I started out with their speaker kits in high school in the early 70s and worked my way through the product line. Great memories, especially hanging out in the listening room at their store.

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SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 07:04 PM
The Youngbloods - Sunlight
(1971, RCA)

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a compilation of tracks from earlier Youngblood albums. I'm listening in the basement system while working on a speaker project.

Spinning with an Elac Miracord TT w/ Stanton 681EEE cartridge, fully automatic. Nice.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 07:51 PM
I have an RL/RL of this album buried in an unsorted box. I listened to the 4 track tape this afternoon - great dynamics and low frequencies on the Akai deck. ...Whole Lotta Love is a thrill.

I keep hoping it will get better as the years go by, but I still suffer from overexposure to this and most of the LZ records.

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SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2016, 08:10 PM
Various Artists - Blues In Concert
(1973, Groove Merchant) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax

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2 LP package of live concerts. Side 4 is two 10+ minutes tracks of Richard Groove Holmes, organ & Leon Cook, guitar.

Mr. Groove & Mr. Cook live up to their names!

Fritz The Cat
01-23-2016, 11:55 PM
Nice, I have The Band Played On album but had not seen that later Kossoff records.

Ok - sorry if this is too much information: Speakerlab was a HiFi outfit started in Seattle in 1971 by a Boeing engineer, selling kits and fully assembled speakers. They designed many of their drivers & speakers but also leveraged a lot of existing designs such as the Klipschorn. It was a very affordable way to get in to audio, and they had a trade-in program - so I started out with their speaker kits in high school in the early 70s and worked my way through the product line. Great memories, especially hanging out in the listening room at their store.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/family2.jpgFunny Picture. Everything was possible in the early seventies and rock music was very innovative.......
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Funny picture of the speaker specialists. Everything was possible in the early seventies and rock music was very innovative.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 12:27 AM
I have an RL/RL of this album buried in an unsorted box. I listened to the 4 track tape this afternoon - great dynamics and low frequencies on the Akai deck. ...Whole Lotta Love is a thrill.

I keep hoping it will get better as the years go by, but I still suffer from overexposure to this and most of the LZ records.

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Are such kind of 4 track tapes still in sale? I have never seen this official kind of tape in Switzerland. Why 4 tracks? My "tape times" were in the seventies. After that there were the cassette tape decks. Some of this equipment still remains somewhere in the attic. I fear, those drive rubberbands may be rotten during the last 30 years......Led Zep 2 was a vulcano eruption. We used to dance to "Whole lotta love" at many saturday evening parties. Funny times then.....But today there is an overkill of Led Zeppelin reissues, remastering and recovering of curious lost tracks in the last two years. There are no surprising tracks to recover anymore. Robert Plant knows....Jimmy Page was a great innovative guitar player in the seventies. But in the last years he was the "master of hypes". Commercial overkill IMHO. But young people look at this the other way. See my next post concerning the new reissues of Led Zep LPs on CD.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 01:18 AM
Remastered plus unreleased studio outtakes. Don't expect too much. There's a booklet with some fine pictures but (typically for Jimmy Page) with a minimum of informations. And it's always the same old story with the booklet texts: you need a electron microscope to be able to read it!
The companion CD contains a version of "Whole lotta love" with Robert Plant's voice experiences. What shall we expect from a backing track of "Thank you" and "Living loving maid" without Robert Plant's vocals? Its only a bone without any meat left on it. It's a soup without any salt in it. It's only a selection of work in progress.
Concerning the remastered original LP on CD1: Eddie Kramer did a good job in 1969, so I like the sound of my vinyl LPs......

There are only some bare bones left of the dinner. The magic has gone. It's high time for Jimmy Page to go to the studio with some young fresh musicians.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 01:41 AM
Interesting because of the fantastic live recording of the concert at Olympia, Paris, October 10, 1969. It was first broadcast on French radio, November 2, 1969 on Europe 1 (musicorama program). They were fresh and young. Sorry Robert, your sirene voice was a little nuance too high...... (En 1969 les francais aimaient les chansons de Jacques Brel, Johnny Halliday, Serge Gainsbourg (!!!) and Gilbert Becaud. Ils tous chantent avec des voix tres bas).

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 02:22 AM
The alternate mix of killer song "Immigrant song" doesn't bring any revolutionary knowledge or expansion of consciousness to anybody in the whole world. Let's leave this song in the original form as it was meant to be in 1970! We should not turn every stone. Interesting guitar work on "Jennings farm blues" but without any vocals. "Key to the highway" was too uncommercial for 1970: fine acoustic guitar work. But the sirene voice of Robert Plant didn't fit together with this traditional blues song of Big Bill Broonzy.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 02:41 AM
Don't expect too much from the companion disc. The booklet brings a minimum of informations in dwarf writing. Jimmy Page is a minimalist. This would have been the best possibility to immortalise this monument of music work. But obviously everything is said about this one......There is no more meat at the bone. Put your vinyl original or reissue on the turntable and enjoy! What do you think about this companion disc?

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 03:04 AM
Where is the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio today? IMHO the companion CD with alternate mixes and so-called "important discoveries" is a media hype. Robert Plant was right as he took distance of this remastering series. Everything is said and done so far....What is your opinion?

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 03:35 AM
Various Artists - Blues In Concert
(1973, Groove Merchant) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax

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2 LP package of live concerts. Side 4 is two 10+ minutes tracks of Richard Groove Holmes, organ & Leon Cook, guitar.

Mr. Groove & Mr. Cook live up to their names!

What a shame: 3 years later Groove Holmes prefered to play synthesizer. So he produced cheap easy listening music and disco junk. Though he had the best studio musicians at his side on this one: especially all the studio cracks from "Stuff" plus John Faddis.
Only one track is acceptable: track A4 "Non kulu leku" with swinging hammond organ playing. Track B4 Ellingtons "Caravan" is simply unbearable.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 03:53 AM
Thanks to Speakerlabfan for the tip. Because of Felix Pappalardi, the ingenious producer. See one of my last posts concerning Mountain's "Nantucket Sleighride". Special kind of beautiful music: soft and sensual, crazy and funny, downhome country or city slick (cit.:back cover lyrics by e.g.)
US dynagroove pressing with superb dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 04:33 AM
UK Edsel pressings mostly have poor dynamics. Why? Does anybody know? Deadwax inscription: A Porky Prime Cut. There are 4 live tracks from 1969 and 1970 on this compilation. Disappointing.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 10:42 AM
Also my wife loves this one because of track B6, the Leiber/Stoller hit "Lucky lips". We knew it in the sixties in german as "Rote Lippen soll man küssen": also Cliff Richard had lucky lips and voice. Ruth Brown not only had lucky lips: she also had a great voice....She died 2006 in Las Vegas. Good Denmark pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 12:45 PM
Compilation. What a beautiful voice! Good UK pressing. This little girl's gone rockin'.... (track B5)

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2016, 12:55 PM
What a great mature voice. This is America. Not possible in Europe!! Red Holloway ts. Beautiful Hammond B3.

SpeakerLabFan
01-24-2016, 04:06 PM
Are such kind of 4 track tapes still in sale? I have never seen this official kind of tape in Switzerland. Why 4 tracks? My "tape times" were in the seventies. After that there were the cassette tape decks. Some of this equipment still remains somewhere in the attic. I fear, those drive rubberbands may be rotten during the last 30 years......Led Zep 2 was a vulcano eruption. We used to dance to "Whole lotta love" at many saturday evening parties. Funny times then.....But today there is an overkill of Led Zeppelin reissues, remastering and recovering of curious lost tracks in the last two years. There are no surprising tracks to recover anymore. Robert Plant knows....Jimmy Page was a great innovative guitar player in the seventies. But in the last years he was the "master of hypes". Commercial overkill IMHO. But young people look at this the other way. See my next post concerning the new reissues of Led Zep LPs on CD.



I don't think any labels are selling reel to reel recordings now. It was never a big market but reel to reel decks were popular with lots of HiFi enthusiasts in the 60s and 70s - for good reason. The sound quality of an original source 7.5 IPS tape on a good deck can be as good as it gets.

Fritz The Cat
01-25-2016, 10:54 AM
Powerful new versions of his "hits". Recorded at Fantasy Studios Berkeley, Febr/March/April 1975 without Joe Zawinul. Listen to every track. There are only killers on this one. No fillers. "Country Preacher" is kind of a hymn. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" is a classic popular jazz hit. Thanks to Joe Zawinul. Excellent dynamics. US pressing. You are not very familiar with Jazz? So put this one on your turntable and enjoy!

Fritz The Cat
01-25-2016, 11:33 AM
Superb live in the studio recording with excellent dynamics though it's a cheap reissue on EMI sublabel. Recorded october 20, 1966, live in the studio in Los Angeles by producer David Axelrod who set up a club in Capitol studios and furnished free drinks to an invitation-only audience.

Fritz The Cat
01-26-2016, 10:54 AM
Beer o'clock music. Superb Holland Mono pressing. Listen to Jimmy Cobb's drumming and Sam Jones' bass playing. Excellent. Julian and Nat were simply outstanding.

Fritz The Cat
01-26-2016, 11:05 AM
Superb US pressing. Mono. Unfortunately a mistreated one. But i like it: "Work song" is a hit. Bobby Timmons piano. Recorded in New York February 1, 1960 and Chicago March 29, 1960.

Fritz The Cat
01-27-2016, 11:00 AM
Bill Evans piano. Art Blakey drums. What else? Good US pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-28-2016, 10:53 AM
Super writing team. Remember Phil Lynott and his guitar master. 45rpm maxi singles mostly have a magnificient sound. And hair was done as hell......

Fritz The Cat
01-29-2016, 09:48 AM
Paul Kantner R.I.P.

voice of theatr
01-29-2016, 10:57 AM
Sad news--a great talent who will be missed.....

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2016, 10:52 PM
Super writing team. Remember Phil Lynott and his guitar master. 45rpm maxi singles mostly have a magnificient sound. And hair was done as hell......

Wow, Lynott and Gary Moore. I bet that's nice.

Fritz The Cat
01-29-2016, 10:56 PM
Wow, Lynott and Gary Moore. I bet that's nice.


There exists a fantastic Youtube film of this song. Gary Moore with an Ibanez Roadstar II guitar model. Enjoy!

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2016, 10:58 PM
Sad news--a great talent who will be missed.....

RIP.

Jorma Kaukonen on Paul Kantner (http://jormakaukonen.com/cracksinthefinish/?p=5324):

Here’s to us, and those like us… damn few left…

We knew yesterday that Paul had suffered a grievous heart attack and probably
wasn’t going to make it. We all hoped for better news, but it just wasn’t to
be.

Paul and I were old friends. Bob Kinzie introduced me to him when I was in
Santa Clara in ‘62. Our commonality was always the music and whatever it took to
make it happen. We all played the same little dusty, smoky rooms… struggled to
be heard over the hiss of espresso machines… and loved every moment of it. When
Paul enticed me into joining what would become Jefferson Airplane, we rehearsed
relentlessly. When we went on the road in the beginning we couch surfed
together. No one could afford hotels. We shared food… we shared cars… we had one
heart.

The Airplane was an amazing aggregate of personalities and talent. That we
could all coexist in the same room was amazing. That we could function together
and make the lasting art that we did was nothing short of a miracle. In my
opinion Paul was the catalyst that made the alchemy happen. He held our feet to
the flame. He could be argumentative and contentious… he could be loving and
kind… his dedication to the Airplane’s destiny as he saw it was undeniable. Over
the years he and I occasionally butted heads over things that seem trivial
today. I was so pleased last year when he accepted my dinner invitation when I
was in San Francisco and indeed we rediscovered our friendship.

After all those journeys together in the beginning… the different paths our
lives took as we got older and all the water under the bridge made us all one in
a way that no one who wasn’t there could ever understand. We shared water from
the same well. In Heinlein parlance, we were indeed water brothers. We were all
on fire in a fiery time. Time may have dimmed the flame but the fire in the sky
that was so easy to see in youth, is still discernible from the grey castle if
you know where to look. I will try to keep my eyes open.

Friends are always good… you can’t have too many of them. That said, the old
ones share that wondrous gift of knowing you when you were young. You can’t buy
that.

I will miss your presence on this plane…

Ride free to the end of the earth my old friend… I will not forget you!





https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=IsoqRvYqWDg

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2016, 11:04 PM
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
(1974, Elektra/Asylum)

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smokin'. "no synthesizers" - note in the back cover credits.

Fritz The Cat
01-29-2016, 11:25 PM
Harmonious compilation of US cult hits for the motion picture. What a beautiful synonym: "motion picture". That's America in those times when the pictures began to move. In german speaking countries it's called "Film". Listen to track A5 "Liar, Liar" by the Castaways. Unforgettable track B2 "Baby please don't go" by Them. Writing error on back cover text for track B6: "What a wonderfull world". Louis Armstrong: simply wonderfullllll.........

Fritz The Cat
01-29-2016, 11:44 PM
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
(1974, Elektra/Asylum)

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smokin'. "no synthesizers" - note in the back cover credits.

The german pressing looks like this. The master of Queen music art was producer Roy Thomas Baker. Killer Queen.....

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2016, 12:05 AM
Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire
(1970, RCA) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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RIP Paul Kantner. Have you seen the stars tonight? w/ Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jack Casady

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2016, 12:24 AM
Holland's cult blues band of the 60ies. Eelco Gelling guitar. There was an important music scene in Holland until the 70ies. Remember Herman Brood, Brainbox with Jan Akkerman, Focus, Ekseption etc. And today?

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2016, 12:28 AM
Paul Kantner / Jefferson Starship - Blows Against The Empire
(1970, RCA) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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RIP Paul Kantner. Have you seen the stars tonight? w/ Grace Slick, Jerry Garcia, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Jack Casady
Wonderful cover art work. Who did it?

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2016, 09:49 AM
Wonderful cover art work. Who did it?



Yes, really nice packaging. The cover is credited to CCCP, insert booklet to Patti Landres, and the line drawings were done by Grace Slick.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2016, 10:04 AM
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick - Sunfighter
(1971, RCA) German TELDEC pressing

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Paul and Grace's daugther, China Kantner, on the cover - born January 1971.

edit: more wonderful packaging in the gatefold US RCA release, including a color booklet insert:

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Fritz The Cat
01-30-2016, 10:22 AM
Where is baby James today? How does he look now? He looked a little bit like Tom Hanks, isn't it? Where does he live? What has he done all his life? Supposedly he is about 45 years old now. Anybody knows? Good german reissue pressing. Harvest was a cult label then. You may buy every LP with this label if in good condition. Thrift store find today for 6 SFr. The church bell of "Summer soldier" is a strong sign of life as it was on "Mother" by John Lennon. For whom the bell tolls......

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2016, 10:53 AM
A reminiscence of "Out in the fields" is featured on intro of the title track 1 of this 45rpm german maxi single. Oh, what superb dynamics those maxi singles had in the 80ies. What about maxi singles in USA? The irish influences on this one are very strong and clear. Listen to the rocky live track B2 "All messed up". Live at Milton Keynes. It's a big disaster how Gary Moore lost his Peter Green Les Paul Gibson guitar........

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2016, 11:55 AM
Yes, really nice packaging. The cover is credited to CCCP, insert booklet to Patti Landres, and the line drawings were done by Grace Slick.

Thanks for the infos. What do you think about the vocal work of Grace Slick?

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2016, 12:46 PM
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick - Sunfighter
(1971, RCA) German TELDEC pressing

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Paul and Grace's daugther, China Kantner, on the cover - born January 1971.

edit: more wonderful packaging in the gatefold US RCA release, including a color booklet insert:

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Is it the same baby as on Barclay James Harvest's "Baby James Harvest"?

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2016, 03:35 AM
German compilation. Nice and easy. Cool attitude....The singers are well known. But does anybody know the musicians who participated in these Atlantic recordings starting in 1972?

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2016, 03:51 AM
Symptomatical front cover picture: too much power, loudness and screaming. And in the end pushing too far....Typically for this kind of sleaze rock genre.

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2016, 04:53 AM
Producer Peter Hauke is synonym for first quality german rock music. He discovered this fantastic US female voice for this german production. Bass and keyboards Tony Carey: that's why there's too much synthies on this one. Don't listen to such disco style tracks as A3 "When a man loves a woman". Justine Johns a.k.a. Deborah Williams teaches singing and lives in Nashville: an interesting strong voice nearly unknown.

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2016, 05:18 AM
No, this not the usual primitive punk. In fact it's pub rock from Belgium. Sometimes, the music recalls the Kinks in the 80ies. See one of my next posts. Interesting discovery. Look at The Kids' homepage: they still are on the road! Funny:still as kids? No as grandfathers.

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2016, 05:30 AM
Underrated. Pub rock by The Kinks. And: "Don't forget to dance". So: "Come dancing". These 2 songs are the highlights of this one. Very good US pressing. Cut out cover. Promo copy.

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2016, 10:30 AM
Oh why did they? Why did they let it produce by Leiber & Stoller? Fortunately pop music sometimes went unconventional ways. And it was good. Good US reissue pressing.
It's only rock'n'roll. But we like it. Thanks to Gary Brooker!

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2016, 08:51 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation
(1968, RCA Victor)

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recycled pictures

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2016, 09:26 PM
Thanks for the infos. What do you think about the vocal work of Grace Slick?


I enjoyed her vocals, they suited her strong personality and songwriting. as a woman she transcended a lot of bull__ with her songs and singing. I think her harmonies with Kantner and Balin were sublime ...and so were her looks!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9CVLVevm4E

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2016, 09:37 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
(1967, RCA) MONO

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listening with the mono switch engaged on the MC-2205.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKtJ0XTwgTE

Fritz The Cat
02-01-2016, 10:16 AM
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
(1967, RCA) MONO

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listening with the mono switch engaged on the MC-2205.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKtJ0XTwgTE

This Mono pressing sounds fantastic. This one is the same issue as you show. But your LP looks a little bit mistreated, isn't it? Do these scratches disturb the sound? Shame on those people who don't know how to treat vinyl........Old US high quality vinyl like this lasts forever! And Mono sounds great. Listen to track A5 "Comin' back to me". Does anybody know who is the singer? Is it Paul Kantner? And, yes, play it loud!

Fritz The Cat
02-01-2016, 10:33 AM
Does humor belong in music? Is this the worst work of Jefferson Airplane? It's a Jumbo Jet. German reissue.

Fritz The Cat
02-01-2016, 11:21 AM
Does anybody know the meaning of the front cover art? Is it humor? Is it Dada Art? Remember the beginning of Dada Art in Zürich, Switzerland 1916. 100 years since then. Yes it's Dada.

SpeakerLabFan
02-01-2016, 10:19 PM
The Police - Wrapped Around Your Finger (4track 12" single)
(1982, A&M) 45RPM, Holland pressing

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Nice sound quality! including the live Message In A Bottle

SpeakerLabFan
02-01-2016, 10:27 PM
This Mono pressing sounds fantastic. This one is the same issue as you show. But your LP looks a little bit mistreated, isn't it? Do these scratches disturb the sound? Shame on those people who don't know how to treat vinyl........Old US high quality vinyl like this lasts forever! And Mono sounds great. Listen to track A5 "Comin' back to me". Does anybody know who is the singer? Is it Paul Kantner? And, yes, play it loud!

Yes, I prefer the Mono because unfortunately it seems they produced this with a lot of reverb which really seems to thin out the sound. Kind of tragic that so much incredible music - also Buffalo Springfield, Byrds - suffer from thin production.

The grooves are fine on that copy inspite of the mistreatment, and the record plays VG++.

Those haunting vocals on Comin' Back To Me are Marty Balin, sounds like. He sang most of his songs. I imagine walking through SF golden gate park on a foggy winter day for this track and a few others on this album.

Fritz The Cat
02-02-2016, 09:38 AM
Only in Europe? Another one of these 12" 45rpm maxis with big fat sound named disco-single.

Fritz The Cat
02-02-2016, 10:21 AM
French reissue 1984. DMM Direct Metal Mastering. Look at the list of those famous musicians on the cover which is reduced to the max. They had great fun in playing these 5 fine tracks. Listen to the accoustic bass of Sam Jones: you may hear every snaring of the strings. And the hi-hat is very clear. Perfect dynamics.

SEAWOLF97
02-02-2016, 10:24 AM
Been stuck in the house with a bad head cold for about a week. Conserving energy, I sat down and started reading this thread FROM PAGE 1 :eek: (currently up to #37 )

It was fun in the earlier days with more than 2 posting. ;)


Tom, I see you picked up a copy of Deep Purple's "Book Of Taliesyn." Did you have have it when it first came out in '68? It was a favorite album of mine at that time. "Shield" and "Anthem" are my favorites on the LP. I especially enjoy the percussive instruments on "Shield." I no longer have the LP but do have all three of Deep Purple's first LPs on CD.

don't think I ever answered LR's question.

A triple confluence in '68 kept me from that. 1. no money 2. no TT 3. not near any selling place.

now that I have copies, the dynamics on the LP are terrible, maybe the worst treatment of great material that I've experienced. :( (except , maybe ..."Shades" ) . their mastering sucked in those days.

Fritz The Cat
02-02-2016, 10:37 AM
Superb UK reissue pressing 1997 on 180 gr vinyl. Mastered from the original analog tapes. More is not possible for vinyl freaks, isn't it? "Mastered by Capitol" inscription in the deadwax. What is the meaning of the following sentence on back cover? "Users of Wide Range should adjust their controls for RIAA curve". Is anybody able to explain that?

Fritz The Cat
02-02-2016, 10:46 AM
[QUOTE=SEAWOLF97;386589]Been stuck in the house with a bad head cold for about a week. Conserving energy, I sat down and started reading this thread FROM PAGE 1 :eek: (currently up to #37 )

It was fun in the earlier days with more than 2 posting. ;)



don't think I ever answered LR's question.

A triple confluence in '68 kept me from that. 1. no money 2. no TT 3. not near any selling place.

now that I have copies, the dynamics on the LP are terrible, maybe the worst treatment of great material that I've experienced. :( (except , maybe ..."Shades" ) . their mastering sucked in those days.[/QUOT






Best wishes for getting well soon. With the help of good sounds. They are everywhere. As Influenza does.

Fritz The Cat
02-02-2016, 11:04 AM
German reissue of the 90ies. "Riverside Spectrosonic High Fidelity Engineering". I don't understand this term, but it sounds great.

SEAWOLF97
02-02-2016, 01:44 PM
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glad I did ...:D

put on the double, remastered vinyl set of The Patsy Cline Story.

geeeze, from the V15T3 to the big Adcom amp to the a/d/s towers .... it sounds fine.
she sure had an incredible voice/delivery. :applaud:

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

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/women-who-rock-the-50-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120622/patsy-cline-the-patsy-cline-collection-20120621

SEAWOLF97
02-02-2016, 06:38 PM
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
(1975, Columbia)

listening to an old favorite; side 1 on a pair of Infinity ES 200 speakers that were recently refoamed, they're a really nice Infinity example 3-ways w/ Polycell mids and tweeters and they even have a passive woofer. Sounds great in the 14x14 room; also listened a bit on a pair of Magnepan MG-1 improveds but they are all midrange/not rock speakers. Listening to side 2 in the main room on the JBL Model 4430 studio monitors powered with a Mcintosh MC 2205, crushing.

interesting to read this old post ..... I'm now the proud (?) owner of a pair of Magnepan MG-1 improveds also. When tested with a Velodyne sub , it was pretty good.

SpeakerLabFan
02-03-2016, 05:33 PM
interesting to read this old post ..... I'm now the proud (?) owner of a pair of Magnepan MG-1 improveds also. When tested with a Velodyne sub , it was pretty good.

Wow that is an old post. The Infinities are being enjoyed by a niece, the Magnepans were sent down the road quite long time ago.

I bet you're having fun with those. Very nice / magical when sitting in (a very narrow) sweet spot with the right material.

These days I listen to Planar Magnetics via HiFiman HE-400i headphones. There's no positioning fuss when the drivers are strapped to your head!

SpeakerLabFan
02-03-2016, 05:35 PM
The Soft Machine - Volume Two
(1969, Probe) 2010 Sundazed reissue

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recycled pictures.

Fritz The Cat
02-04-2016, 02:59 AM
The Soft Machine - Volume Two
(1969, Probe) 2010 Sundazed reissue

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recycled pictures.

The Soft Machine plays music for the mind. In it's stricted sense, it may impose some cerebral responsibility on the listener, because you can't really hum along or have the tune pass through your head as you walk in the streets. (Cit.: Lyrics on inner foldcover). That's right and yes, you can't dance to this music. Good sounding German 1987 reissue. Listen to track A6 "Dada was here", because in these days Switzerland remembers the beginnings of the "Dada-Movement" in 1916 at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.

Fritz The Cat
02-04-2016, 08:04 AM
Rites of summer while there's a snow storm outside.

Fritz The Cat
02-04-2016, 10:41 AM
Recorded at International Jazz Festival, Comblain-La-Tour, Belgium, on August 5, 1962. Joe Zawinul piano.The austrian. A genious!

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2016, 01:42 PM
O.K. Ken? Accept Chicken Shack! 40 Blues fingers, freshly packed and 100 tons chicken are waiting for you. Listen to their early single hit track A10 "Tears in the wind" and the swinging track A8 "Remington ride". Stan plays with webbed feet (track A7) as he meets Christine, who was perfect then.

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2016, 02:05 PM
These were the times of tape-salad, as it happened sometimes in those tape decks. Compilation of their classic hits 1968-1970. Dynamic English pressing. As the picture on back cover shows: Stan is doubtful about the future with Christine in his band. She left in 1969.....

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2016, 02:33 PM
Perfect dynamics on this Holland pressing for german fans! Compilation of the classic hits 1968-1969. Listen to Webb's typical warm Gibson Les Paul guitar sound. Oh, what a wonderful guitar player he is. Does humour belong in music? Yesss: between the tracks we may hear the famous voices of John Peel, Hughie Green, Max Wall, Kenneth Williams, Chris Wood, Harold Wilson, Steptoe and son and of the speaker of Radio 5. (Cit.: Norbert Stockheim on inner fold cover)

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2016, 03:36 PM
Produced by Mike Vernon for Blue Horizon Records. Christine has gone. Paul Raymond now plays the piano and organ. The songs got more "Rock" effect. Superb German 1983 reissue. Perfect dynamics. Look at Stan Webb on front cover picture looking for a guitar....

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2016, 04:13 PM
Superbly produced by Mike Vernon. The last one with Paul Raymond. He joined Savoy Brown and later UFO. Also Silvester and Bidwell left for Savoy Brown. After this LP, Chicken Shack were not accepted by Blue Horizon Records any longer. 45 years old US vinyl in perfect condition. Enjoy the typical Les Paul sound!

SpeakerLabFan
02-05-2016, 09:40 PM
The Soft Machine plays music for the mind. In it's stricted sense, it may impose some cerebral responsibility on the listener, because you can't really hum along or have the tune pass through your head as you walk in the streets. (Cit.: Lyrics on inner foldcover). That's right and yes, you can't dance to this music. Good sounding German 1987 reissue. Listen to track A6 "Dada was here", because in these days Switzerland remembers the beginnings of the "Dada-Movement" in 1916 at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.

:blink: Yes it would be difficult to hum along or dance to this music. Robert Wyatt's lyrics & voice is unique. The Sundazed issue is a gatefold cover with the same cover art as your copy.

SpeakerLabFan
02-05-2016, 09:40 PM
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
(1970, Reprise) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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one of my favorites from this well respected band.

SpeakerLabFan
02-05-2016, 09:52 PM
Superbly produced by Mike Vernon. The last one with Paul Raymond. He joined Savoy Brown and later UFO. Also Silvester and Bidwell left for Savoy Brown. After this LP, Chicken Shack were not accepted by Blue Horizon Records any longer. 45 years old US vinyl in perfect condition. Enjoy the typical Les Paul sound!

Nice bunch of Chicken Shack records. Christine Perfect/McVie is a great songwriter, I can't conceal The Way I Feel about her. :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEMTuWaFKE0

SpeakerLabFan
02-05-2016, 10:41 PM
Roy Buchanan - Second Album
(1973, Polydor) Monarch symbol, STERLING RL in the deadwax both sides, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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smoking blues rock from the guitar master.

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Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 12:11 AM
Stan Webb is Chicken Shack. Chicken Shack is Stan Webb. And this one was something new: the power trio with John Glascock (later Jethro Tull) bass and Paul Hancock drums. Those were the glorious days, when it was possible to add a 10 minute drum solo to a studio album. Pure magic: track B1 "Poor Boy". The cover painting is an icon of 70ies rock music. Stan Webb's guitar style is something special because in fact he was lefthanded. Because of lack of lefthand gibson guitars, he had to change his playing technique for the righthand Les Paul. German reissue of the 80ies. Unfortunately with unsatisfying dynamics. "Poor Boy" is a piece of rock music heaven.....

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 12:46 AM
He never was lucky about his managers and record company dependences. So he shows on the cover pictures on this one: he is happy only with his cleaning lady. The listener of this one may be happy about his guitar playing and his helping hands: Tony Ashton piano, Bob Daisley bass, Chris Mercer (John Mayall, Juicy Lucy etc.) saxes. Very likeable this one!

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 07:26 AM
Recorded live 26.10.73 at Brunel University with Pye Studios Mobile Unit. Dave Wilkinson piano, Rob Hull bass, Alan Powell drums.
There was not only the famous Rolling Stones Mobile Unite. Also Pye Studios were holders of a truck like that. See www.philsbook.com (http://www.philsbook.com). They recorded some famous albums as (the live part of) Ummagumma/Pink Floyd, Live at Leeds/Who, Five Bridges/Nice, The London Chuck Berry sessions, Uriah Heep Live, Focus at the Rainbow, Delaney Bonney and Friends on tour etc. Listen (what else?) to track B3, a fantastic version of "Poor boy". This was not a Goodbye, because Stan Webb was Chicken Shack. So look at my next post.

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 08:26 AM
Superb English ffss pressing. Underrated.
In fact this one was the next Chicken Shack album by Stan Webb and "his" (?) Boogie Brothers: Miller Anderson (Keef Hartley Band) (1977 T. Rex!!!), Kim Simmonds, Jim Leverton, Eric Dillon (both of Noel Redding's Fat Mattress). They brought in many Southern rock influences into the blues rock of Stan Webb. Triple guitar player supergroup, wasn't it?
Listen to wonderful instrumental track B4 "Threegy blues": do you recognize the Gibson Les Paul solo? Unfortunately, they faded this track out after 2'12". This one is a forgotten gem. Does anybody know: is there anywhere on a record a complete alternative track or studio outtake of this blues?
So much talent couldn't be contained in one band and in a year they all went their own way again, leaving Simmonds to boogie on......

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 08:42 AM
Maximum cover art made in Germany. Recorded at Tonstudio Hiltpoltstein, Germany. Robbie Blunt (Bronco, Silverhead, Honeydrippers) guitars. Piano and production by famous Tony Ashton. Dave Winthrop saxes. Listen to the beautiful track A5 "Stop knocking at my door".

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 09:28 AM
That's THE WAY WE LIKE IT: Rare German production by Stan Webb & Manfred Neuner. Recorded once again at Tonstudio Hiltpoltstein, Germany. With Robbie Blunt, guitars, he had the perfect helping hands and composer. Listen to the wonderful track B3 "Emily". Dave Winthrop saxes.
Hey, Chicken Shack never used any synthesizer, isn't it? Obviously in the late 70ies and 80ies Stan Webb had his most faithful fans in Germany.
Look at the beautiful cover art work adoring the unique Gibson Les Paul guitar model. Does anybody know, if Stan Webb played another guitar model at any time? Does anybody know any guitar player who played the same guitar model all his life as he did?

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 10:02 AM
But the roadies play .....Stratocasters.
Recorded live at the Bridge House Canning Town, London on the Stiff Mobile. Apparently also Stiff Records owned a Mobile Recording Studio Unit. Ric Lee (Ten Years After), drums. Tony Ashton, keyboards. Paul Butler, guitars & vocals. Is he the man with the stratocaster? No, as far as i know, also he mostly played Les Paul models. Listen to the soulful track A4 "Black Night". IMHO also this one is a little gem.

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 10:27 AM
German only production. Guitars and production by Pete Haycock (Climax Blues Band). German Bellaphon pressings mostly are superb, as this one is. After all these years we meet again "I'd rather go blind, GIRL(!)" on an album. Listen to the saxophon playing of David Winthrop on this beautiful track. Oh no, shame on Pete Haycock, on track A3 "Who cares" we may hear an electronic keyboard for the first time on an album by Stan Webb. Let's forgive them........

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 10:50 AM
The man and his guitar. Simply live. Nothing more but the blues. What else?
German only superb production. Recorded live in Hamburg 3rd March 1989 with Gaga Recording Mobile. Location not indicated. Gary Davies guitar. Simply great: B.B.King's "The thrill has gone".
The thrill of listening to Chicken Shack never has gone.....

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 11:39 AM
Roy Buchanan - Second Album
(1973, Polydor) Monarch symbol, STERLING RL in the deadwax both sides, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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smoking blues rock from the guitar master.

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The master of the telecaster. This original 1973 issue is a superb US pressing with different label and number as your reissue. Interesting: The sleeve was printed in England. "Sterling" in the deadwax. "Tribute to Elmore James" shows the typical Telecaster sounds. I always thought he would take his guitar into his bed while sleeping. I was a fan of Roy Buchanan in the 70ies. But he was poorly produced in the 80ies until his lonely death in a prison cell.........

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 12:19 PM
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
(1970, Reprise) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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one of my favorites from this well respected band.


German 1980 reissue. Since 45 years i'm waiting for "Part Two"........

SpeakerLabFan
02-06-2016, 01:02 PM
Vince Guaraldi - Jazz Impressions
(1964, Fantasy) late 70's reissue

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Nice music to ease into the weekend.

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 01:02 PM
First record by an American Jazz group in Japan, as Cannonball introduces at the beginning of this LP. I always liked his introductions. Joe Zawinul was the future of Jazz then. Recorded in concert in Tokyo July 14 and 15, 1963. US 1990 reissue. Superb pressing. Pete Townsend was deeply impressed by the short track B1 "Tengo Tango", as he writes in his autobiography.

SpeakerLabFan
02-06-2016, 01:34 PM
Osibisa - s/t
(1971, Decca)

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smoking R&B/afro pop. a nice debut followed by Woyaya, released the same year. inner gatefold:

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Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 01:41 PM
Vince Guaraldi - Jazz Impressions
(1964, Fantasy) late 70's reissue

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Nice music to ease into the weekend.

Calming one. US 1987 reissue. Eddie Duran guitar. Interesting cool guitar playing. These 1987 reissues had superb dynamics. Your US pressing is probably from 1978: i can see the picture of 1975 Cannonball Adderley's "Phenix" on inner sleeve. (See my post of January 25, 2016)

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 02:00 PM
Osibisa - s/t
(1971, Decca)

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smoking R&B/afro pop. a nice debut followed by Woyaya, released the same year. inner gatefold:

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The producer was Tony Visconti. Engineer Roy Thomas Baker. Art work by Roger Dean. This one is an italian MCA pressing. Good dynamics though it's a little bit mistreated. Not by me.....

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2016, 02:28 PM
Sides A and B were recorded at the Jazz Workshop San Francisco, 1959. Quintet with Bobby Timmons on piano. This was a bestseller.
Sides C and D were recorded at the Village Vanguard, New York, 1962. Sextet with Joe Zawinul on piano. This is an essential one.
Remastered 1977 by David Turner. Listen to the informative and funny introductions by Julian Adderley. Extensive liner notes by Dick Katz.
Two milestones of 20th century music.....

SEAWOLF97
02-08-2016, 10:26 AM
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I don't usually read their screens, but did notice this:


These are words that go together well
My Michelle
Michelle, ma belle

show more
About The Beatles
So much has been said and written about the Beatles -- and their story is so mythic in its sweep --

Similar Artists
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CCR is similar to The Beatles :confused: I guess they mean number of members ? number of stereo channels ? other than that I can't see too many similarities :dont-know:
CCR is similar, but Ringo isn't ?

SpeakerLabFan
02-08-2016, 10:38 PM
Beck Bogert Appice - s/t
(1973, Epic) -1A/-1B, STERLING RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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nice sound quality/low frequency ....and quite a cover of Stevie Wonder's Superstition.

Fritz The Cat
02-10-2016, 10:11 AM
Beck Bogert Appice - s/t
(1973, Epic) -1A/-1B, STERLING RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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nice sound quality/low frequency ....and quite a cover of Stevie Wonder's Superstition.

English original 1973 pressing looks like this. 3 tracks produced by Don Nix. Beck definitively not in best form. Overrated?

Fritz The Cat
02-11-2016, 04:11 AM
45rpm maxi single. 2 tracks from LP "Exit O" and one track from "Guitar Town". Listen to track B2 "My old friend the blues". Listen loud. Great sound. Great poet: read his impressive book "I'll never get out of this world alive" and remember Jim Morrison: No one gets here out alive.