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SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2016, 09:26 PM
Pink Floyd - Meddle
(1971, Harvest) UK pressing, SHVL 795; Textured gatefold cover

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Forgot that I had this. Killer sound quality.

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2016, 09:35 PM
Great. What is this? Tell more about it!!



He is a folk/bluegrass songwriter - oddball/Mark Twain lyrics. He wrote Gentle On My Mind in 1967 which Glen Campbell turned into a mega-hit.

SpeakerLabFan
06-27-2016, 10:12 PM
John Hartford - Mark Twang
(1976, Flying Fish)

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"It's too thick to navigate, and it's too thin to plough, so let him go on mama, don't put him down for it now. "

Fritz The Cat
06-28-2016, 10:01 AM
Simply the best female voice today. With her own written songs! On the road in Europa this summer.
Superbly produced by Kevin Shirley. Listen to track B3 with Joe Bonamassa's guitar solo in "There in your heart". Great! One of the most sexy cover art in LP history IMHO.

Fritz The Cat
06-28-2016, 11:38 AM
For your heart and soul: the perfect combination of guitar playing and female vocals. One of the best LPs of the last years.
Nothing more has to be explained.....

Fritz The Cat
06-28-2016, 12:14 PM
Very good pressing on 180gr US quality vinyl.

Fritz The Cat
06-28-2016, 01:36 PM
Glitter grass from the nashwood hollyville strings. The Grease Brothers had big fun in the Sound Shop Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.
Superb pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
06-29-2016, 09:50 PM
The Hollies - The Hollies' Greatest Hits
(1967, Imperial) -1A/-1A

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Tell Me To My Face is an early Graham Nash gem.

SpeakerLabFan
06-29-2016, 10:32 PM
Barney Kessel - Soaring
(1977, Concord Jazz)

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nice. straight ahead jazz guitar from one of the masters.

Fritz The Cat
06-29-2016, 10:41 PM
Barney Kessel - Soaring
(1977, Concord Jazz)

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nice. straight ahead jazz guitar from one of the masters.

Great cover art work. Who created it? I have to go to work now. Bad weather with much rain this night and morning. This means, there will be a muddy St. Gallen Openair this week end.

Fritz The Cat
06-30-2016, 09:47 AM
Premium guitar combination by 2 of the most seminal guitar players.
Pete Haycock, with Climax Blues Band, guitarist extraordinaire, master of the slide guitar plays Höfner and Gordy guitars.
Steve Hunter, with Alice Cooper and Lou Reed et al., known as "El Grande" among guitar aficionados, plays Moser guitars.
Derek Holt was bass player with Climax Blues Band.
The H Factor first met as members of THE NIGHT OF THE GUITAR Tour in Europe 1989.
The group does a killer version of Wall of Voodoo's quirky hit "Mexican radio" on track B3.

Fritz The Cat
06-30-2016, 10:39 AM
Listen to the beautiful sax solo by Michael Watson on track B5 "I pray". Haunting.

Fritz The Cat
06-30-2016, 10:51 AM
Here i am again on the corner again, back where i belong, where i've always been.
So listen to the baritone sax playing by Pee Wee Ellis on most tracks.

SpeakerLabFan
06-30-2016, 08:02 PM
John Hartford - The Love Album
(1968, RCA)

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I don't have a couple of Hartford's early LPs, and today I run across this one in an antique mall on the way home from work for $4. His usual wise beyond years lyrics accompanied by banjo with a focus on relationships - much of it sounds like an expansion of his Gentle On My Mind masterpiece.

SpeakerLabFan
06-30-2016, 08:05 PM
Great cover art work. Who created it? I have to go to work now. Bad weather with much rain this night and morning. This means, there will be a muddy St. Gallen Openair this week end.

Sorry to hear about the bad weather there (but increases my odds of dry weather when I visit Switzerland and N. Italy in a few weeks!).

the only credits on the cover for the Barney Kessel LP are "Art Direction: DH Studio"

SpeakerLabFan
06-30-2016, 08:57 PM
The Band - Cahoots
(1971, Capitol)

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includes Life Is A Carnival - which is good to hear heading into a holiday weekend - and a nice cover of Dylan's When I Paint My Masterpiece - always reminds me how much fun it was to explore the streets of Rome on a visit with family a few years ago

Fritz The Cat
07-02-2016, 01:42 AM
Looking at the front cover picture: this man seems to be sad, tired, depressed. He apparently is not happy with the results of the studio sessions for this album: the dynamics are rather poor. Kinney pressing's mostly are a little bit disappointing. Anyone able to hear the drum's cymbals or hi-hat played by Gary Mallaber? The vocals are clear and forceful.
Listen to the bottleneck guitar on track B4 "Out to sea" played by Wayne Perkins.
This album is a calm one, appropriate for this rainy sunday morning while preparing lunch.
The songs are not as sad as John David looks like on the pictures.
Anyone with a different opinion?

SpeakerLabFan
07-02-2016, 04:51 PM
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
(1969, Reprise) -1A/-1A WLP

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A favorite summertime listen. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, lalalala-lalalalahhhhh

SpeakerLabFan
07-02-2016, 06:11 PM
Warren Zevon - s/t
(1976, Asylum) WLP Promo; Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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I saw a nice Exciteable Boy in the bins today and reminded me of another favorite by Zevon. great sound quality and a killer album.

SpeakerLabFan
07-02-2016, 07:03 PM
Mickey Hart - Rolling Thunder
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP, -1B/-1A

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Nice. w/ members of Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Stephen Stills, Barry Melton.

Fritz The Cat
07-03-2016, 02:37 AM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;393697]Mickey Hart - Rolling Thunder
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP, -1B/-1A

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Nice. w/ members of Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Stephen Stills, Barry Melton.[/QUOTE

Greatful psychedelia cover art by Alton Kelly and Stanley Mouse. They created many fantastic Lp covers for Grateful Dead, Journey et al. Cult!

Fritz The Cat
07-03-2016, 03:05 AM
Iconic cover art by Keef.
Produced by Tony Visconti, who contributed also bass, piano and guitar.
Mick Ronson guitar. His Les Paul sounds were very special.
This is a 180g remastered 2005 reissue from a Czechoslowakia pressing factory with IMHO rather disappointing dynamics. Under pressure they have to produce to many vinyl Lps in these days of "European vinyl revival boom". The young rock music vinyl fans don't know about the quality of those old vinyl issues of yesterday.... Or do they know???
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Fritz The Cat
07-03-2016, 03:46 AM
Songwriter Mark Eitzel vocals and guitar.
Superb guitar work and production.
Fine dynamics.
Listen to "This year", a song in the style of the Doors with Jim Morrison.

Fritz The Cat
07-03-2016, 07:30 AM
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
(1969, Reprise) -1A/-1A WLP

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A favorite summertime listen. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, lalalala-lalalalahhhhh




July 12, 2016 Montreux, Auditorium Stravinsky. Ticket prices: CHFr 132 to 349!!!! Everybody knows this is too much, but there are only about 60 tickets left to buy today. Lalalalalal........

SpeakerLabFan
07-03-2016, 09:55 AM
July 12, 2016 Montreux, Auditorium Stravinsky. Ticket prices: CHFr 132 to 349!!!! Everybody knows this is too much, but there are only about 60 tickets left to buy today. Lalalalalal........

Yeah, everybody knows that's pricey. I saw him last fall in Seattle with Willie Nelson's son Lukas' band Promise Of The Real. Really great show with a great set list including Cinnamon Girl and Down By The River, iirc.

SpeakerLabFan
07-03-2016, 09:55 AM
Dave Holland Quintet - Jumpin' In
(1984, ECM)

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Fritz The Cat
07-03-2016, 10:09 AM
Kinks, To The Bone, 1996, Konk Label, UK.
A little light music unplugged Kinks live. Great 2 CD Album.
For our heart and soul. Plus brain.......Anybody knows this one?
Great summer mood. With a glass of cool white austrian wine.
With Lola?
No with my wife!

Fritz The Cat
07-03-2016, 10:21 AM
Yeah, everybody knows that's pricey. I saw him last fall in Seattle with Willie Nelson's son Lukas' band Promise Of The Real. Really great show with a great set list including Cinnamon Girl and Down By The River, iirc.



Live concerts only for rich people? Antisocial? How much does a concert of Neil Young cost in USA?
Live concert visits as a Status-symbol?
P.S. I'm not a socialist......

SpeakerLabFan
07-03-2016, 09:08 PM
Live concerts only for rich people? Antisocial? How much does a concert of Neil Young cost in USA?
Live concert visits as a Status-symbol?
P.S. I'm not a socialist......

when I saw NY last October 4th in Seattle, the tickets were $82 each. It was a smaller venue and the seats were about 20 rows from the stage on the right side - WAMU theater near Centurylink field.

PS - Neil would be proud of me. I'm drinking USDA Certified Organic & sustainable beer - Aslan Brewing Batch 15 IPA.

SpeakerLabFan
07-03-2016, 09:09 PM
Faces - Long Player
(1971, Warner Bros) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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a 38cent pickup today. cleaned up well, playing nicely.

SpeakerLabFan
07-03-2016, 09:38 PM
Mannfred Mann - Glorified Magnified
(1972, Polydor) -1A/-1A; STERLING in the deadwax

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smoking rock with organ and synthesizer

SpeakerLabFan
07-03-2016, 10:36 PM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
(1967, Reprise) -1F / -1A

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SpeakerLabFan
07-04-2016, 06:38 PM
The Kinks - The Live Kinks
(1967, Reprise) -1B/-1C

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SpeakerLabFan
07-04-2016, 07:01 PM
Gene Clark - No Other
(1974, Asylum) WLP; A1/B1 & ESR in the deadwax, mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders

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w/ poster insert and a cardboard lyrics insert. wonderful LP, great, great songwriter.

SpeakerLabFan
07-04-2016, 09:12 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
(1969, Fantasy)

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Fritz The Cat
07-05-2016, 01:01 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
(1969, Fantasy)

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How is the effect of Full Radial Stereo? Never heard of it. Does it sound different to the usual Stereo? Some kind of Quadrophonic sound? A Hype? We always have to learn new lessons in life.......

Fritz The Cat
07-05-2016, 01:09 PM
The Kinks - The Live Kinks
(1967, Reprise) -1B/-1C

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Where were these live songs recorded? Is there any information on the back cover? Acceptable live sound or similar to The Beatles' screaming noise of "Live at Hollywood Bowl"?

Fritz The Cat
07-05-2016, 01:41 PM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
(1967, Reprise) -1F / -1A

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Is this one a double LP issue you are showing?

The version i'm listening now is a 1997 US reissue with 2 LPs. Beautiful booklet and perfect pressing on 180gr vinyl.
Listen to the atypical track B1 "May this be love". Perfectly suitable for this wonderful warm summer evening sitting in the garden with a bottle of beer: of sure my local favorite "Schützengarten" beer of St. Gallen.
Remember (track B4)......

SpeakerLabFan
07-06-2016, 09:29 PM
John and Beverly Martyn - Stormbringer!
(1970, Reprise) WLP; WS-1854 M-38668

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w/ Levon Helm. a good looking couple.

SpeakerLabFan
07-06-2016, 09:38 PM
CCR


How is the effect of Full Radial Stereo? Never heard of it. Does it sound different to the usual Stereo? Some kind of Quadrophonic sound? A Hype? We always have to learn new lessons in life.......

This was probably just marketing nonsense. Sounds no different than usual stereo from that era.

Kinks


Where were these live songs recorded? Is there any information on the back cover? Acceptable live sound or similar to The Beatles' screaming noise of "Live at Hollywood Bowl"?

It was recorded at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, in early 1967, released in the UK as "Live at Kelvin Hall" - according to the Wikipedia article. Not a great live recording, as usual for many of the live records from US labels in this era.

Jimi Hendrix Experience


Is this one a double LP issue you are showing?

The version i'm listening now is a 1997 US reissue with 2 LPs. Beautiful booklet and perfect pressing on 180gr vinyl.
Listen to the atypical track B1 "May this be love". Perfectly suitable for this wonderful warm summer evening sitting in the garden with a bottle of beer: of sure my local favorite "Schützengarten" beer of St. Gallen.
Remember (track B4)......

Yes, a lot of the Hendrix reissues have been excellent. The US release that I have was released as 1 LP.

SpeakerLabFan
07-06-2016, 09:40 PM
John and Beverly Martyn - Stormbringer!
(1970, Reprise) WLP; WS-1854 M-38668

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w/ Levon Helm. a good looking couple.

Fritz The Cat
07-07-2016, 01:29 PM
Multiinstrumentalist Roy Wood of Move and ELO.
A stunning wild "Pet sounds" style work. Everything was possible.
UK pressing unfortunately with poor dynamics. Does anybody own a superb pressing of this one?
After years of listening to this one there are still moments of magic in these songs.
Roy Wood was the wizzard........

SpeakerLabFan
07-07-2016, 10:04 PM
String Driven Thing - The Machine That Cried
(1973, Famous Charisma Label) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Promo stickered cover. great stuff - Folk rock meets Gentle Giant and Curved Air.

SpeakerLabFan
07-07-2016, 10:43 PM
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Clear Spot
(1972, Reprise)

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Beefheart is a spicy flavor - very tasty stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
07-07-2016, 11:15 PM
Barney Kessel - Feeling Free
(1969, Contemporary) '84 OJC reissue

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w/ Elvin Jones, drums; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes. killer creative stuff from an all-star group

Fritz The Cat
07-08-2016, 11:33 AM
Soundtrack by Vangelis.
Guitar by Tommy Tedesco, member of the famous "Wrecking crew".
Synthesizers by Ian Underwood.

Fritz The Cat
07-08-2016, 12:02 PM
Maggie Bell powerful vocals. Ex Stone The Crow.
Produced by Mick Ralphs with bad company of heavy weight Peter Grant for Led Zep Label "Swan Song".

Fritz The Cat
07-08-2016, 12:37 PM
33 rpm EP with 5 tracks.
Superb sound.
Magic Maggie Bell vocals.
At the sound of the Bell...........

Fritz The Cat
07-08-2016, 01:08 PM
Reissue of the 1967 "The Sue Story".
This is the world of producer Guy Stevens.
1983 german Line reissue on 2Lps with very disappointing poor dynamics.
Listen to track B1 Wilbert Harrisons "Let's stick together" and remember the wonderful version played by Canned Heat as "Let's work together".
So here we have many roots.....
This is very important english soul music history. So the liner notes were witten by Keith Reid (Procol Harum) and Guy Stevens.
We meet them here again: Hapshash and the coloured coat featuring the human host 1967......

SpeakerLabFan
07-08-2016, 10:13 PM
Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Unconditionally Guaranteed
(1974, Mercury)

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this record does sound more commercial than other Beefheart and like a collection of one-offs but still it's incredibly interesting with great sound quality.

SpeakerLabFan
07-08-2016, 11:24 PM
The Bill Evans Trio - Moonbeams
(1962, Riverside) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 12:03 AM
Harmonium - L'Heptade
(1976, CBS) Canadian pressing; Don Mills, Ontario

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stunning music, great sound quality. a first listen. It's a rock song cycle with full symphonic orchestra backing.

Fritz The Cat
07-09-2016, 01:11 AM
The Bill Evans Trio - Moonbeams
(1962, Riverside) MONO

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You have so many old vinyl gems. What a treasure chest......
IMHO some kind of an audio museum!
This one is an important milestone of the music in the 20th century!

Fritz The Cat
07-09-2016, 01:32 AM
Good german pressing. Very fine dynamics.
German translation of the songs on inner sleeve.
Recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto, July/August 1988
Listen to track A4 "Don't feel your touch" while reading the translation. Great songs, great poetry.......

Fritz The Cat
07-09-2016, 02:14 AM
This seventh one of Chilliwack was underpromoted due to the financial problems of Mushroom Records.
It was recorded twice as the label rejected the original version as insufficiently commercial.
Strange politics: a tragedy for these gifted musicians!
Listen to the driving track B3 "She keeps on crying".
Great melodious softrock songs in the style of the first Eagles albums. Wonderful harmony vocals.
IMHO a forgotten gem.......

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 10:47 AM
Bill Evans - Moonbeams


You have so many old vinyl gems. What a treasure chest......
IMHO some kind of an audio museum!
This one is an important milestone of the music in the 20th century!


Thanks. Lots of luck finding great jazz and rock records in the wild here in the last 10 years or so.

I was reminded that is Nico on the cover of Moonbeams.


Good german pressing. Very fine dynamics.
German translation of the songs on inner sleeve.
Recorded at Manta Sound, Toronto, July/August 1988
Listen to track A4 "Don't feel your touch" while reading the translation. Great songs, great poetry.......


great poetry, and passion in his songs.

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 10:48 AM
Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes
(1971, Vertigo) mastered by Gilbert Kong

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w/ Sandy Denny; Richard Thompson; Gerry Conway; Tim Renwick. His first solo LP after leaving Fairport Convention.

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 11:41 AM
Mary Black - By The Time It Gets Dark
(1987, Dara)

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there are a few gems here, mixed in with less interesting contemporary songs. Worth the $1 just for her beautiful cover of Richard Thompson's wonderful song - Farewell, Farewell.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apOFrP3XbFM

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 12:32 PM
Jackie DeShannon - New Arrangement
(1975, Columbia) WLP, -1A/-1B, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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w/ Brian Wilson on background vocals on Boat To Sail, Kenny Rankin, Leland Sklar, Buddy Emmons, Jessie Ed Davis.

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 01:09 PM
Delaney & Bonnie - Home
(1969, Stax) Monarch symbol in the deadwax; promo sticker back cover

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w/ most of Booker T. & the MGs doing the backing, produced by Donald "Duck" Dunn and Don Nix. Cover photo is the cabin in MS where Delaney grew up, with his grandfather.

Fritz The Cat
07-09-2016, 01:18 PM
Jackie DeShannon - New Arrangement
(1975, Columbia) WLP, -1A/-1B, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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w/ Brian Wilson on background vocals on Boat To Sail, Kenny Rankin, Leland Sklar, Buddy Emmons, Jessie Ed Davis.



Would you please show the front cover of this LP?

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 01:30 PM
Patti Smith - Easter
(1978, Arista) WLP; ZUG ISLAND (side 2), STERLING in the deadwax

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with 4 page insert / Robert Mapplethorpe photographs

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 01:34 PM
Would you please show the front cover of this LP?

sorry, too lazy to take another picture - here's a link to the allmusic review with a cover photo (http://www.allmusic.com/album/new-arrangement-mw0000769197)

SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 08:40 PM
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
(1970, MCA)

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SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 10:17 PM
Linn County - Proud Flesh Soothseer
(1968, Mercury)

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SpeakerLabFan
07-09-2016, 11:26 PM
Mannfred Mann - Chapter 3
(1969, Polydor)

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Wow, this is great stuff and much evolved from earlier MM. Allmusic calls it a darker Traffic.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 02:39 AM
Mannfred Mann - Chapter 3
(1969, Polydor)

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Wow, this is great stuff and much evolved from earlier MM. Allmusic calls it a darker Traffic.


Darker Traffic? But, hey, Traffic had those wonderful vocals.......
IMHO this one is in the brass style of "Colosseum". But Colosseum had Clem and Heckstall-Smith........
Anyway this one is interesting because of the musical development of Manfred Mann in those weird times. No more pop group.
I am listening to this german version. It's a 1979 reissue on Bronze label. (Colosseum had the same label too...)
Good pressing. Look at the different cover.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 03:13 AM
Mike Hugg was the mastermind of Chapter Three. Look at Hugg's babys on cover pictures......
Also Vol.2 was in the Colosseum style with powerful brass arrangements.
And a little bit free jazz.
Listen to track B1 "Happy being me" with great organ improvisation by MM.
Happy being me? Yesssss, today is a beautiful sunny sunday.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 03:24 AM
Mannfred Mann - Chapter 3
(1969, Polydor)

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Wow, this is great stuff and much evolved from earlier MM. Allmusic calls it a darker Traffic.



Thanx for the tip.
Chapter Three brings a funny sunday morning in the kitchen while washing salad for lunch.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 04:50 AM
Ian Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes
(1971, Vertigo) mastered by Gilbert Kong

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w/ Sandy Denny; Richard Thompson; Gerry Conway; Tim Renwick. His first solo LP after leaving Fairport Convention.



Vertigo Swirl. Cult. The "Blue Note" of rock music labels.....
Two beautiful songs by Richard Farina: track A4 "Reno, Nevada" and track B5 "Morgan The Pirate".
This is the german original issue.
Who created the vertigo swirl?

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 06:32 AM
Recorded Los Angeles, october 10, 1957. French mono reissue. Year not known. Anybody knows?
Herb Ellis guitar.
Swings.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 08:13 AM
French original pressing.
Listen to great guitar player Charlie Byrd. His solo on "Desafinada" was deleted for the 1962 chart hits single.........
Cool cats for a hot summer day like this.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 08:47 AM
French special edition for german, french and english music club Concert Hall. Year of this issue is not identifiable. Jazztone was distributed also in Switzerland in the early 60ies by book and music club ExLibris. Cover picture seems to date back to psychedelic times. Anybody knows?
Though it's a little bit mistreated vinyl, the dynamics are pleasant.
Many samba tunes on this one for a hot summer day like this.
Superb guitar playing by Bola Sete and Jose Paula. Anybody owns vinyl by these two guitarists?
Not an impossible mission for piano player Lalo Schiffrin.
Hot tracks for cool cats!

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 09:08 AM
Wow, what a superb powerful sound with big classic orchestra on this 1978 US reissue pressing! Perfectly recorded.
Getz plays these Eddie Sauter tunes in front of the orchestra. I am sitting in the first row....
Recorded summer 1961. Produced by Creed Taylor. Extensive liner notes by Steve Lake.
Brilliant.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 09:24 AM
Recorded May 1941 at Minton's "Playhouse", Harlem.
Charlie Christian great guitar playing!
Liner notes by Leonard Feather: "This one was recorded before the days of tape. Don't expect present-day sound quality by these tracks".
Music history of the birth of modern jazz.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 09:57 AM
A man and his guitar sings his songs. There was nothing but the blues. Look at the pen in his shirt pocket on front cover picture.......
Wonderful booklet with extensive liner notes fixed to inside of fold cover with drawings of Emmering Weninger.
Good Holland pressing. Philips Microgroove.
60 years old vinyl in good condition.
Music history of the 20th century.

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 10:21 AM
Is there any future for vinyl LPs? There are many "Vinyl futures". Plural!
Listen to track A1 "Nina" and forget Led Zeppelin.
Then listen to track A2 "Shades of blue" and forget Boston.
Then listen to track A3 "Treat me right" and forget Scorpions and Ufo.
And the drums in Bonham style!
And so on......
A forgotten gem because we have great guitars and vocals here!

Fritz The Cat
07-10-2016, 12:37 PM
Oscar Moore guitar
59 years old vinyl!!
Old US vinyl never gets destroyed if you take care of it. Unfortunately somebody used the side B as a dish.....Such is life? Nooooooo!
We all have a second side that's in better condition, isn't it......

SpeakerLabFan
07-10-2016, 09:27 PM
The Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man
(1967, United Artists) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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a very young Stevie Winwood:

Well, my pad is very messy
And there's whiskers on my chin
And I'm all hung up on music
And I always play to win

I ain't got no time for lovin'
'Cause my time is all used up
Just to sit around creatin'
All that groovy kind of stuff

But I'm a man, yes I am
And I can't help
But love you so

SpeakerLabFan
07-10-2016, 10:05 PM
Tonto's Expanding Headband - Outside
(1976, Atlantic) reissue of 1971 s/t release with different cover

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Tonto is an acronym for their synthesizer: "The Original New Timbral Orchestra"

wow, this is a lot like early Tangerine Dream. mesmerizing stuff. a $4 find at HPB today

Hoodiam
07-11-2016, 07:04 AM
Hypnogaja - Here comes the rain again

Fritz The Cat
07-11-2016, 10:49 AM
Recorded in New York City, August 27 & 28, 1962
Jim Hall, guitar
Hank Jones, piano
Produced by Creed Taylor
Good dynamics. Old US vinyl! 54 years. Those were the MONO times! Heavy vinyl. Perfect vinyl pressing work was standard then.
Fine for a hot summer evening after hard work with a cool beer.

Fritz The Cat
07-11-2016, 11:30 AM
Recorded March 18/19, 1963
Summer evening mood.
Recording engineer Phil Ramone
Producer Creed Taylor
2 days of recording such an album. Hey, modern musicians.........

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2016, 10:02 PM
Richard and Linda Thompson - First Light
(1978, Chrysalis) '84 reissue on Catharge, MASTERDISK TD in the deadwax, mastered by Tony Dawsey at Masterdisk, NY

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Nice. Linda Thompson has one of those voices, she could sing the phone book and I love it. Richard Thompson is such a understated, great guitarist.

SpeakerLabFan
07-11-2016, 10:33 PM
Gator Creek - s/t
(1970, Polydor)

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w/ a very young Kenny Loggins, Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Larry Knetchel, Louie Shelton. includes a cover of Jackson Browne's These Days, and a couple of Kenny's songs later included in a Loggins & Messina title.

Hoodiam
07-12-2016, 04:07 AM
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TOR - Loop Theory

Fritz The Cat
07-12-2016, 10:17 AM
Gator Creek - s/t
(1970, Polydor)

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w/ a very young Kenny Loggins, Merry Clayton, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Larry Knetchel, Louie Shelton. includes a cover of Jackson Browne's These Days, and a couple of Kenny's songs later included in a Loggins & Messina title.


Great female backing vocals. How important in rock music!

SpeakerLabFan
07-12-2016, 09:45 PM
Moby Grape - 20 Granite Creek
(1971, Reprise)

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Such a great band with so much bad luck

SpeakerLabFan
07-13-2016, 10:55 PM
Doug Sahm - Rough Edges
(1973, Mercury) G.K. in the deadwax, mastered by Gilbert Kong

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Fritz The Cat
07-14-2016, 09:26 AM
Doug Sahm - Rough Edges
(1973, Mercury) G.K. in the deadwax, mastered by Gilbert Kong

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Remembering 1970 Mendocino, Nuevo Laredo, all those Dynamite Women and the Wasted Days and Wasted Nights of my youth....

Fritz The Cat
07-14-2016, 09:45 AM
Kim Mitchell is Max Webster. Anybody remembers this funny rock group?
Forgotten, underrated and faded?
Listen to track A4 "Patio lanterns" with it's summer evening mood.
And by the way....... there's a voice to remember.

Fritz The Cat
07-14-2016, 10:56 AM
A shure thing: Stan Getz, Lee Ritenour, Carlos Vega, Larry Williams.
Listen to Jose Feliciano on track A2 "By Design".
And naturally Diane!!!! Great voice for your heart and soul.....

Fritz The Cat
07-14-2016, 11:13 AM
Anybody knows the meaning of the word "Deedles" (for me from Switzerland)? Anybody will explain please?
But the meaning of this music is very clear to me. So listen to Billy Joel's " New York State Of Mind" track A2.
Wonderful.
We may listen to Stan Getz, Steve Khan, et al.
Superb sound. What a marvelous voice.

Fritz The Cat
07-14-2016, 11:27 AM
Thriftstore find last week: a german publication of a "Micky Maus" booklet from December 1951.
Anybody knows Micky Maus?
Hey, our parents said, this is not the correct entertainment for swiss youth (in those days).......Anybody knows Micky Maus?
Hey, tell about Micky Maus........

SpeakerLabFan
07-14-2016, 11:10 PM
Remembering 1970 Mendocino, Nuevo Laredo, all those Dynamite Women and the Wasted Days and Wasted Nights of my youth....


Great stuff. I have several Sir Douglas LPs. :cheers:

"Mendocino" always reminds me of another great song with that name in the title - by Kate and Anne McGarrigle.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fcBEGjK3cM

SpeakerLabFan
07-14-2016, 11:14 PM
Anybody knows the meaning of the word "Deedles" (for me from Switzerland)? Anybody will explain please?
But the meaning of this music is very clear to me. So listen to Billy Joel's " New York State Of Mind" track A2.
Wonderful.
We may listen to Stan Getz, Steve Khan, et al.
Superb sound. What a marvelous voice.




Always assumed Deedles was a nickname. Ms. Schuur is from Seattle. I met her in the mid-80s just as she was becoming a recording artist. Prior to that time, as a blind person living on her own - she was living in subsidized housing in a very cool location - literally just above Seattle's Pike Place Market, just around the corner from the original Starbucks coffee shop. I was working on a job out of college - with a government agency which did visits in the subsidized housing. She was, of course, soon to move out of these apartments and subsidized housing.

SpeakerLabFan
07-14-2016, 11:20 PM
Pharoah Sanders - Love In Us All
(1973, ABC Impulse) Quad compatible pressing

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nice

Fritz The Cat
07-15-2016, 09:46 AM
The best seat in the house has been burnt down during this live gig.
Guitar, bass and drums live. Powerrock trio.
Greg Godovitz lead vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar
Gino Scarpelli Lead guitar, bass, vocals
Doug Inglis, drums, vocals
Which were the best power rock trios?
This one is full of energy and powerful vocals.

Fritz The Cat
07-15-2016, 10:16 AM
This is not the world i'm living in that he sings about. It's only country music but i like it........
Because it's funny, happy, melodious, rhythmic. Very positiv mood.
And hey, he is a good singer. I also like the fiddles, because i played the violin in my youth for 10 years and had to play all that classic songs by Beethoven, Vivaldi and Bach.
I didn't know then, that there is also a place for the violin in country music.

SpeakerLabFan
07-15-2016, 07:51 PM
Lou Reed - Mistrial
(1986, RCA) mastered by Robert Ludwig at Masterdisk

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SpeakerLabFan
07-15-2016, 08:10 PM
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
(1968, Decca) UK MONO LK 4955; XARL-8476-6A/XARL-8477-3A

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w/ the mono switch engaged on the MC 2205 amp. thunderous low frequencies

SpeakerLabFan
07-15-2016, 08:49 PM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits
(1989, Rhino) Monarch delta, Kdisc KP in the deadwax, mastered by Ken Perry, K-Disc

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all mono recordings except Stop Your Sobbing. turn it up!

Fritz The Cat
07-16-2016, 12:30 AM
Produced by Michael Nesmith, guitar. Byron Berline, fiddle.
Recorded at The Countryside Studio, Los Angeles.
English Kinney pressing with poor dynamics. That's why Ian looks so thoughtful on front cover picture.
43 years old vinyl and cover in mint condition.
Listen to track A4 Jackson Browne's "These days": "..........Please don't confront me with my failures, for i have not forgotten them."

Fritz The Cat
07-16-2016, 01:10 AM
Elton John - Tumbleweed Connection
(1970, MCA)

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Remembering those 8 track cartridges which were used in cars in the 70ies. I didn't have a car then, so i don't have any of these ugly things. In thriftstores they can still be seen today. It's part of music history from the funny disco times.
They were invented by William P. Lear. Anybody knows? He developped the famous Lear Jets: these had very big sound!!!!
P.S.: Do you have any equipment left for listening to these 8 track cartridges? Do you have an old rusty car from the seventies left in your garden for listening to 8 track cartridges?
Funny idea, isn't it?

Fritz The Cat
07-16-2016, 07:58 AM
Magical songs and a great unique voice. Nils Lofgren solo guitar on track B4 "Wait a little longer".

Fritz The Cat
07-16-2016, 08:37 AM
Carlos Santana has written interesting liner notes for this luxurious 148 page booklet: "Remembering Miles"
90 years since the birthday of Miles Davis this year.
A musican-magician?

Fritz The Cat
07-16-2016, 10:40 AM
The Kinks - Greatest Hits
(1989, Rhino) Monarch delta, Kdisc KP in the deadwax, mastered by Ken Perry, K-Disc

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all mono recordings except Stop Your Sobbing. turn it up!


Does humor belong in music (Cit. Zappa) ?????? Yessssssss! And The Kinks were the best!
Remember Lola.

SpeakerLabFan
07-16-2016, 06:02 PM
Loudon Wainwright III - Album II
(1971, Atlantic) WLP; Monarch symbol & AT/GP in the deadwax, mastered by George Piros

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w/ Kate McGarrigle

SpeakerLabFan
07-16-2016, 09:56 PM
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
(1970, Apple) Bell Sound, SF in the deadwax, mastered by Sam Feldman at Bell Sound

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John Lennon speaking straight from the heart. this one (and Walls and Bridges) really hit hard here.

SpeakerLabFan
07-17-2016, 12:40 AM
James Gang - Rides Again
(1970, ABC Dunhill) German pressing, '79 issue on MCA Coral

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sounds great, with pronounced bass. a $3 find today in NM- condition.

Fritz The Cat
07-17-2016, 01:43 AM
Keep an eye out for these "last" german RCA pressings of the 80ies/90ies with the black label. Superb pressings!
Listen to Wayne Shorter tenor sax on track A3 "Fire on the cross".
Jerry Garcia, guitar (what else?) on tracks A4 "Barren ground" and A5 "Across the river". 2 fine subtle guitar solos!
Charlie Haden acoustic bass on B1 "Stander on the mountain".

Fritz The Cat
07-17-2016, 10:34 AM
New tracks recorded live.
Great trombone playing by Barry Green.
Highly recommended CD.

Fritz The Cat
07-17-2016, 12:50 PM
Rare Swiss special edition for bookclub ExLibris.
Produced by "Amigos de Musica".
Long may live the famous Italian Farfisa organ.
Long may live Mendocino.

Fritz The Cat
07-17-2016, 01:30 PM
German original pressing. Very good dynamics. 46 years old vinyl and cover in very good condition.
Different tracks but same cover as the Swiss ExLibris club edition.
Listen to track A3 the fantastic "T-Bone shuffle".

SpeakerLabFan
07-17-2016, 10:33 PM
Warren Zevon - Stand In The Fire
(1980, Elektra)

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mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab

Fritz The Cat
07-18-2016, 12:19 PM
Dr. John piano, David Bromberg dobro, Flacco Jimenez accordion
The start of the TEXAS TORNADOS.
You can take the man out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of the man....
The Vox organ replaces Farfisa.

SpeakerLabFan
07-18-2016, 09:56 PM
Joni Mitchell - Miles Of Aisles
(1974, Asylum) WLP

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SpeakerLabFan
07-18-2016, 10:17 PM
Tom Rapp / Pearls Before Swine - ...Beautiful Lies You Could Live In.
(1971, Reprise) WLP, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
07-19-2016, 11:57 AM
Warren Zevon - Stand In The Fire
(1980, Elektra)

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mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab


Hypnotic german cult band. 1A Krautrock.
Listen to the Durbridge crime TV movie song "Spoon". Who is the murderer? Shivers down the spine......

Fritz The Cat
07-19-2016, 01:30 PM
Warren Zevon - Stand In The Fire
(1980, Elektra)

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mastered by Doug Sax at The Mastering Lab


German pressing. David Landau plays a powerful lead guitar.
Produced/recorded/mixed live at the Roxy, Los Angeles, by Greg Ladanyi.
Track A2 "Jeannie needs a shooter" is an all-time classic.
Remembering the twin guitars of Thin Lizzy while listening to track B4 "I'll sleep when i'm dead".
All in all this one has no fillers and remembers Jackson Brownes "Running on empty".
What about the part the dog ate?

Fritz The Cat
07-19-2016, 01:38 PM
Joni Mitchell - Miles Of Aisles
(1974, Asylum) WLP

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Robben Ford great live guitar playing!

Fritz The Cat
07-21-2016, 08:07 AM
Why was this charismatic voice so much underrated?
Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy, Motörhead), guitar
Simon Kirke, good company drums.
Additional guitars by Chris Spedding, Tim Renwick, Hiram Bullock et al.
Hey, this is a superbly rocking and rolling LP!
Do you like Bad Company? So listen to this one.

Fritz The Cat
07-21-2016, 09:28 AM
Loudon Wainwright III - Album II
(1971, Atlantic) WLP; Monarch symbol & AT/GP in the deadwax, mastered by George Piros

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w/ Kate McGarrigle



UK Kinney pressing in accebtable quality.

Fritz The Cat
07-21-2016, 11:21 AM
Great one for a hot summer evening like this.
Found today in my favorite records shop BRO Records St. Gallen, Switzerland. Let's go!!!!

Fritz The Cat
07-21-2016, 12:01 PM
Simply beautiful.

UreiCollector
07-21-2016, 12:34 PM
Jethro Tull Live at Montreux is very good!

What is a good Tull DVD?

Fritz The Cat
07-21-2016, 12:38 PM
A little bit mistreated, but that's life.
Found today in my favorite records shop BRO Records, St. Gallen, Switzerland for some bucks.
Great music history.
Live at the Auditorium Maximum Hamburg, 1969.
Still sounds wonderful.

Fritz The Cat
07-21-2016, 12:49 PM
Exciting.
Hot summer evening today.
Superb pressing with perfect dynamics.
You should hear these fabulous tunes......

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 08:32 AM
Look always for these 45rpm 12" E.P.'s!
They have the best powerful dynamics you may wish.

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 09:16 AM
Holland rock was always something very special in the seventies! (Focus, Ekseption, Golden Earring, Herman Brood!!!)
So here we listen to this fresh rocking R'n'B band, founded in 1961. Some kind of a cult band.
Anybody knows the Bintangs?

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 01:57 PM
Original soundtrack of the french movie "Un homme et une femme: vingt ans deja" by Francis Lai.
30 years since then!

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 02:08 PM
They finally had found the treasure after working so hard, playing their stuff in every discotheque of USA for so many years: an original Wurlitzer!
Anybody who owns a fancy music machine like this?

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 02:16 PM
This is pure english music history! You can dive into it for hours and discover many interesting details. So many musicians accompanying Alexis Korner! Turn your head for seeing the picture below. Or better shake your head. He never was a musician with big commercial success. He went his own way no matter which wind blew.....Admirable attitude. He was the father of english bluesrock and a teacher for so many later famous musicians. Colin Hodgkinson: what a superb bass player on most of these recordings. Listen to track A1: the expressive saxophone solo by Mel Collins. A very special version of "Get off my cloud" on track A5 with Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton from Humble Pie. Keith Richards has a funny vocal solo part here. Obviously a big fun for all the musicians. B1"Honky Tonk Woman" a previously unreleased accoustic version in his own style. Also B2 "Spoonful" is a very witty version from a 1975 concert in Germany. In the seventies i didn't like his style. Not enough show effects and stardom attitude. No fancy clothes. But today i have another sight to his voice and style. Listen to Dick Morrissey sax and an expressive Colin Hodgkinson bass on track B3 "Daytime Song". A lesson! On track C1 we have Eric Clapton with a typical solo on his Les Paul and Chris Farlowe voc and a superb sax frontline with Morrissey/Heckstall/Collins et al.. Listen to the bass solo of Colin in track D3. He is also a superb backing singer. In the next days i have to put the CCS Lp's onto the turntable.....



Sometimes it's a "Hard day's write": Korner, Korner, Korner,
In schooldays we had to write 100 times the correct writing......

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 03:02 PM
Superb english pressing with fine dynamics.
Produced by Ian Samwell.
Cover art by Hipgnosis.
Listen to great track B5 " What's that sound i hear": You get a sense that Alexis knows well enough that he has been outgunned by the fastest guitarists in the West, name-checking Clapton, Hendrix and Peter Green (Cit.: Liner notes by Harry Shapiro)
British music history!

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 03:38 PM
Once again this one, because the musicians are very important:
Listen to the superb bass playing by Colin Hodgkinson on jazzy tracks B1/B2, recorded live at the Audimax, Hamburg, Dez.9, 1969.
Colin Hodgkinson is a wizard on bass! 2016 he still is on the road with Ric Lee and Chick Churchill as Ten Years After.
Andy Fraser (Free) bass on side A, recorded at Olympic Studios, London.
Paul Rodgers, vocals.
Peter Thorup great guitar and vocals on most tracks.
And a top brass section!!!
This LP didn't have any chance in these times in England, because it was too jazzy/bluesy. But the Germans said YESSSSSSSS!

SpeakerLabFan
07-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Paul McCartney And Wings - Red Rose Speedway
(1973, Capitol) STERLING LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound

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recycled picture. Early cover with attached booklet

SpeakerLabFan
07-22-2016, 10:40 PM
Thin Lizzy - Fighting
(1975, Vertigo) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax, mastered by Gilbert Kong

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smokin'

Fritz The Cat
07-22-2016, 10:59 PM
Danish guitarist Peter Thorup, Boz Burrell (King Crimson, Bad Company) bass, Ian Wallace drums, Mel Collins (King Crimson), sax.
Steve Marriott wanted them to open for the headliner Humble Pie in USA 1972.
Accidentally they went into the studio as SNAPE.
AK "wrote" important british music history......

SpeakerLabFan
07-22-2016, 11:36 PM
The Pentangle - Solomon's Seal
(1972, Reprise) WLP/Promo; -1B/-1B

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nice

Fritz The Cat
07-23-2016, 12:24 AM
Strong work. Weak cover art.
Fine irish folk influences.
The lyrics: BG had something to say.
Listen to the beautiful track A1 "A gospel song".
Prod: Rupert Hine

Fritz The Cat
07-23-2016, 03:50 AM
Big single. Big sound. Big song.

Fritz The Cat
07-23-2016, 04:09 AM
No musicians credits on cover.
Make up and hair credits are noted very prominently on back cover......
The credits for the furs go to minks, foxes and ozelots. Anybody knows better?

Fritz The Cat
07-23-2016, 10:48 AM
Finally found in a thriftstore in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Some scratches. After washing: still looks a little bit dirty, but sounds great.
Brass arrangements by Allen Toussaint.
Pete Kleinow, pedal steel
Richard Thompson, guitars
John Bundrick, organ, piano
Scratches belong to life.

Fritz The Cat
07-23-2016, 11:13 AM
Hey, we used to dance to this one in the late 70ies: track B1 "I love the nightlife": one of the best disco songs ever! A disco track for heart & soul.
But listen to (non disco) tracks B4 and B5: what a voice!!!! What magic moments. Great. Alicia Bridges.....
This simply is one of the best US disco productions of the 70ies.

SpeakerLabFan
07-23-2016, 10:02 PM
The Band - Stage Fright
(1970, Capitol) STERLING RL in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

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tasty

SpeakerLabFan
07-24-2016, 01:00 AM
Phil Lynott - The Phil Lynott Album
(1982, Warner Bros) Promo Stamp, front cover

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Fritz The Cat
07-24-2016, 05:09 AM
Phil Lynott - The Phil Lynott Album
(1982, Warner Bros) Promo Stamp, front cover

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The german issue looks like this. Listen to the beautiful sax solo on wonderful track A5 "Growing up" by Mel Collins.
A6 is synthie junk IMHO.

Fritz The Cat
07-24-2016, 05:27 AM
This Lizzy is driven by the guitars of Scott Gorham, Mark Knopfler and Snowy White. Listen to superb guitar playing of Mark Knopfler on track A2 "King's call".
This Holland pressing is not of the best dynamics.
Lizzy was not very strong anymore. A little bit lame?
Because of Phil's nose?

SpeakerLabFan
07-24-2016, 10:07 PM
John Martyn - So Far So Good
(1977, Island) KENDUN A cut by skip in the deadwax;

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Hoerninger
08-02-2016, 01:42 PM
A year has passed - once again Wacken Open Air.


W*O*A


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DFvJPHd6sU


http://www.wacken.com/de/festivalinfo/das-festivalgelaende/
____________
Peter

Hoerninger
08-03-2016, 11:30 PM
Starting today on thursday. 75000 tickets are sold.
There seems to be a lifestream.

W:O:A

72948

____________
Peter

Hoerninger
08-04-2016, 03:20 PM
http://stream.wacken.com/

SEAWOLF97
08-04-2016, 06:42 PM
among lots of vinyl picked up this week was this ....arranged & conducted by Lalo , some of it is very jazzy , some MI bongos , dynamic pressing ..lots of FUN. :D

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2016, 03:01 AM
New 180gr vinyl pressing "Manufactured in Europe" by DOL. Reissue 2015.
DOL is a trademark of russian "VINYLOGY" www. vinylogy.ru.
Is this a russian pressing? Anybody knows?
Manufactured "in Europe" does not mean the same as "in EU". Russia is not partner of EU.
Warning: this pressing was incorrectly produced IMHO. There is acoustic and sratching noise on some tracks. Severe hissing on bonus track B4 "Exotica". No tendency to improve after washing with Hannl. Optically the vinyl surface looks perfect. The sticker "180 gr heavy vinyl" is not always a sign of quality!
Attention to such pressings of obscure origin. The customers have the right to know the original factory of the products! "EU" origin means nothing.........In this case it's not possible to get to know the origin of the pressing factory.
Anybody knows better?

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2016, 03:52 AM
Debut album. 36 years ago. Huey Lewis, great performer.
Look at the cult guitar model on front cover picture: Danelektro double neck.
Look at the cult piece of sports equipment on back cover: every group member wants to own this big board.
I want to own the guitar........

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2016, 05:12 AM
Every track is a Scottish hymn. Cameo voice by Lou Reed on track A4 "This is your land".
Good UK pressing.

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2016, 12:41 PM
Sam Jones bass, Bob Thurman piano, Louis Hayes drums. Recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York, February 9, 1960.
Prod: Orrin Keepnews.
180 gr "high-definition premium virgin vinyl pressing for super fidelity" (!!!), as noted on the sticker. 2 bonus tracks recorded 1962 in Chicago: A7 "Send me your pillow" and B7 "Onions" with saxophones and second guitar.
Raw. Stripped-down. Bare bones approach.
Superb dynamics.


Anybody may identify the famous song of a famous boy group of the sixties while listening to track A1, John Lee Hooker's "I need some money"????

SEAWOLF97
08-06-2016, 05:17 PM
.
today for $3 ....been enjoying Jr. Walker :D

Fritz The Cat
08-07-2016, 03:39 AM
While putting the meat and potatowedges onto the barbecue grill: listening to track A6 "Smoke gets in your eyes".
The dynamics are mediocre. Year of publication is not possible to get to know. 1961 is not possible because of the advertisement of the 1963 Sarah Vaughan LP "Sassy swings the Tivoli" on back cover. Anybody knows?

Fritz The Cat
08-07-2016, 04:05 AM
Recorded at famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Dennis Coffee & Tippy Armstrong guitars. Wilson Pickett singing and screaming.
Anybody owns further recordings of Tippy Armstrong?
Interesting version of Free song "Fire and water" on track A1 with an overdose of screaming. Let's go back to Paul Rodgers vocals.....

SpeakerLabFan
08-10-2016, 09:43 PM
Man - Maximum Darkness
(1975, UA) UK pressing, "A Porky Prime Cut" in the deadwax, mastered by George Peckham

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w/ John Cippolina from QMS. Back from vacation in Europe. This LP is a recent pickup while in Switzerland, found at the Lucerne Saturday flea market by the river.

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lunch on Sunday after a hike to the Mt. Pilatus summit with my nephew. Communal grilling on the wood fire - they are serious about sausages in Switzerland.

Fritz The Cat
08-11-2016, 07:46 AM
Man - Maximum Darkness
(1975, UA) UK pressing, "A Porky Prime Cut" in the deadwax, mastered by George Peckham

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w/ John Cippolina from QMS. Back from vacation in Europe. This LP is a recent pickup while in Switzerland, found at the Lucerne Saturday flea market by the river.

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lunch on Sunday after a hike to the Mt. Pilatus summit with my nephew. Communal grilling on the wood fire - they are serious about sausages in Switzerland.


Great. After this fleamarket purchase you didn't have any money left for a grilled sausage, right?
Today on fleamarkets in Switzerland it's nearly impossible to get any rare vinyl Lps. The used-vinyl market has been dried out by professional internet salesmen.
The high priced new pressings often don't have the good quality anymore as the old vinyl did. Look at my post of 6. August 2016 concerning a disappointing new pressing. So let's keep our old vinyl collection for our nephews and their nephews.

Fritz The Cat
08-11-2016, 08:11 AM
Thriftstore find last week. Some scratches, but after washing it: sounds great.
Too much synthesizers IMHO. But the 80ies were synthies time.....Everybody owned a keyboard then. Everybody called himself a musician.
Larry Carlton is called Mr. 335. Look at the front cover picture: this is the famous 1968 Gibson ES 335 mostly used by Larry Carlton. Also today.

Fritz The Cat
08-11-2016, 08:42 AM
What great voice! Listen to track A5, Allen Toussaint's "Shoorah! Shoorah!". Funky song, not typically in 70ies disco style.
This is a good one to listen to while having the holiday-end blues......

SpeakerLabFan
08-11-2016, 08:26 PM
Deep Purple - Fireball
(1971, Warner Bros)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-11-2016, 08:32 PM
Great. After this fleamarket purchase you didn't have any money left for a grilled sausage, right?
Today on fleamarkets in Switzerland it's nearly impossible to get any rare vinyl Lps. The used-vinyl market has been dried out by professional internet salesmen.
The high priced new pressings often don't have the good quality anymore as the old vinyl did. Look at my post of 6. August 2016 concerning a disappointing new pressing. So let's keep our old vinyl collection for our nephews and their nephews.

I saw a lot of nice used titles but they were all 10 SF or greater - at least 2 times more expensive than I see for the same titles in the US. Good thing that my nephew provided the grilled sausage!

The Man record was an auto-buy for me because I have a couple of their earlier LPs - killer band! that market is definitely hit and miss on quality, lots of VG condition records, but it was easy enough to inspect them in direct sunlight when I was there. The Man record plays NM- and is great sound quality.

SpeakerLabFan
08-11-2016, 09:02 PM
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
(1969, A&M)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-11-2016, 11:13 PM
Frantic - Conception
(1970, Lizard/Ampex) WLP

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L.A. based psychedelic guitar rock. covers of Hey Joe, Morning Dew, and Van Morrison's Little Girl.

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 11:46 AM
Deep Purple - Fireball
(1971, Warner Bros)

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The Netherland Harvest pressing label shows "Fire Ball". Two separated words. "Ball" has different meanings???!!!
US version track A3 "Strange kind of woman" was not issued on European editions. This song was published as 45rpm single.
Track A3 is "Demons eye".

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 12:03 PM
Some interesting album out-takes as track C3 "Freedom" and track C4 "Slow train" and some curious studio improvisations. They had big fun in the studio!
Listen to the driving 45rpm single B-side "I'm alone".
Every time i listen to the ingenious solo guitar intro of "Strange kind of woman", i am amazed. Try to play it on guitar or try to sing it!
Strange kind of guitar solo intro........

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 12:43 PM
Look at the beautiful cover girl with the pistol aiming in my direction. Strange kind of woman? Emmaretta?
Listen to track A5 Greenaway/Cook's "Halleluja": for the first time we may listen to the (screaming!) voice of Ian Gillan on this 1969 45rpm single.
The guitar solos on "Emmaretta" track A3 are not really a highlight of Blackmore's career IMHO.
The furious guitar solo intro of "Strange kind of woman" is aiming right to my heart since 45 years........

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 01:40 PM
Underrated 2nd solo album. A fine production of blues-rock tracks.
Great guitar work by Micky Moody. Produced by Roger Glover, BRAVO!
Let's forget the miserably dark cover with the fotos of DC thrown into the mud. The failed cover art doesn't fit together with the fantastic album tracks and the unconsumed powerful voice of DC (similar to the vocals of Paul Rodgers).
This could have been a very fine Deep Purple record. Without any hysterical screaming by Glenn Hughes........
Listen to track B3 " Say you love me" and let's think about the developmental possibility Deep Purple could have had with Micky Moody on guitar instead of Tommy Bolin!

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 02:29 PM
One of the most amazing tracks of Deep Purple ever is "Lazy". A chamäleon of a song........
So, on this one we may listen to a very fast and furious Mark 2 version recorded live in Phoenix, Arizona, 30. May 1987:
showing fresh and witty interplay of Blackmore and Lord. Track C2.

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 03:11 PM
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
(1969, A&M)

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This is a later US reissue of the 70ies. The inner sleeve shows further LP's of A&M, in example Wakeman/Daltrey's "Lisztomania" from 1975 (SP 4546). Somebody knows the exact year of publication of this reissue?
Palace? Isn't that a bit of an exaggeration considering the front cover's whereabouts? The girls really look sinful, though.(Cit.:starling.rinet.ru)

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2016, 03:23 PM
Frantic - Conception
(1970, Lizard/Ampex) WLP

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L.A. based psychedelic guitar rock. covers of Hey Joe, Morning Dew, and Van Morrison's Little Girl.



Never seen here or heard about it. Lizard is an unknown label in Europe. Apparently a sub-label of Ampex. How lucky you are to have this rare one in your collection! Gems like this one are food for the collector's soul...
Sounds similar to Big Brother and the Holding Company or Jefferson Airplane?

SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2016, 07:03 PM
Damnation Of Adam Blessing - s/t
(1968, United Artists) Demonstration Record sticker on cover

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a psychedelic band from Cleveland? great vocals, and playing. Includes a cover of Morning Dew.

SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2016, 07:06 PM
Never seen here or heard about it. Lizard is an unknown label in Europe. Apparently a sub-label of Ampex. How lucky you are to have this rare one in your collection! Gems like this one are food for the collector's soul...
Sounds similar to Big Brother and the Holding Company or Jefferson Airplane?

Amen! Yeah it's interesting seeing this sub-label from Ampex, I don't think I've seen others. The music is psych blues rock closer to Big Brother or Blues Magoos/Electric Prunes.

SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2016, 08:57 PM
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
(1965, Columbia) -1G/-1D 2nd pressing with "360 Sound" in White

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SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2016, 10:54 PM
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
(1974, Virgin/Atlantic)

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Fritz The Cat
08-13-2016, 02:02 PM
50 years of "Tomorrow never knows". Cover design by famous Klaus Voormann.
Very fine English pressing. Reissue around the year 1995. Matrix inscription YEX 605/ 606. Anybody knows the exact year of pressing?
Liner note on back cover concerning DMM technique: "This album has been Direct Metal Mastered (DMM) from a digital re-mastered original tape to give the best possible sound quality".
True or not: does DMM really stand for the best possible sound quality???
Anybody knows EMITEX record cleaner?

Fritz The Cat
08-13-2016, 02:31 PM
A book by Geoffrey Giuliano, published 1991 by Paper Tiger, Great Britain. 256 pages. Label design "Paper Tiger" by Roger Dean?
A very fine book with many interesting pictures of memorabilia, bootlegs, merchandising products, labels, vinyl covers etc.
As noted on front cover:"Thirty years of Beatles Music and Memorabilia". Hey, this year it's 50 years since "Tomorrow never knows"....

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 12:18 AM
Jack DeJohnette - Sorcery
(1974, Prestige)

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intense. w/ Dave Holland, bass John Abercrombie, Guitar.

Fritz The Cat
08-14-2016, 01:10 AM
Definitively, Steve Morse was the best choice to replace Blackmore in 1994. Nobody is perfect. But with Morse, there was engaged a perfect group guitarist. And very very important: a fine charakter. Deep Purple business is a killing machine (Speed king). The show had to go on.
John Lord at his best here.
Listen to the simple but effective cult guitar riff on track A4 "Black Night": as a single 45rpm this was the kickstart in 1970 for a career extraordinaire. Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath: what fantastic summer we had in 1970, didn't we?
Montreux and Purple: what famous music history...........

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 11:26 AM
Tommy Roe - We Can Make Music
(1970, ABC)

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This is interesting, a gifted pop songwriter moves beyond bubblegum and puts out a record with more introspective folk rock and country content - backed by the Wrecking Crew and well produced. Wasn't sure what I'd get but I like it.

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 12:02 PM
Marc Benno - Ambush
(1972, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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w/ Booker T Jones, Bonnie Bramlett, Ray Brown, Jim Keltner, Carl Radle, Bobby Keys, and Jesse Ed Davis. Benno played on the sessions for the LA Woman album and did the Asylum Choir LPs with Leon Russell in the late 60s.

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 01:15 PM
The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's)
(1965, London) MONO 1966 issue with a boxed "London" on the label

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inspired by continuing to read Keith Richards book - Life. I'm at the part where he describes a road trip in Feb 67 from Paris to Tangier in his Bentley. What an adventure, great stories.

Fritz The Cat
08-14-2016, 01:35 PM
Tommy Roe - We Can Make Music
(1970, ABC)

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This is interesting, a gifted pop songwriter moves beyond bubblegum and puts out a record with more introspective folk rock and country content - backed by the Wrecking Crew and well produced. Wasn't sure what I'd get but I like it.


Carole Kaye is missing. Who is Phil Kaye, Engineer?
This is the german 1970 Probe pressing.
Sounds a little bit like The Monkees. Good time "middle of the road" pop beat with much strings. Tommy Roe was famous in Europe with 1969 45rpm hit single "Dizzy".

Fritz The Cat
08-14-2016, 01:50 PM
The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's)
(1965, London) MONO 1966 issue with a boxed "London" on the label

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inspired by continuing to read Keith Richards book - Life. I'm at the part where he describes a road trip in Feb 67 from Paris to Tangier in his Bentley. What an adventure, great stories.



More than 700 pages. All good clean fun! Believe it or not!

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 01:54 PM
The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons
(1967, Decca) German pressing

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She Smiled Sweetly. Keith and Mick really hit their stride with songwriting at this point.

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 01:58 PM
More than 700 pages. All good clean fun! Believe it or not!

Yep, Keith has lots to write about and he does with a terrific conversational voice.

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2016, 10:16 PM
Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
(1973, Deram/London) STERLING in the deadwax

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nice.

Fritz The Cat
08-15-2016, 01:17 PM
Masterful guitar.
45rpm, limited Edition direct to disc recording.
White vinyl.
Best possible sound. Listen loud!

SpeakerLabFan
08-15-2016, 08:05 PM
Bob Frank - s/t
(1972, Vanguard)

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interesting record, I picked this up a few years ago at a garage sale or antique mall. I see that it has been reissued by Light In The Attic.

SpeakerLabFan
08-15-2016, 09:46 PM
Fred Neil - Everybody's Talkin' (s/t reissue)
(1966, Capitol) SM-294 mid 70's reissue

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I also have a '69 reissue on the capitol green target label. a thrift store find yesterday.

Fritz The Cat
08-16-2016, 11:22 AM
Big fun at Nashville Sound Studios. Listen to track B1 "Avalon": two dirty old men..........
40 years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
08-18-2016, 12:28 AM
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
(1964, Blue Note) 1966 pressing with "A Division of Liberty Records" on the label

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R.I.P. Bobby Hutcherson

SpeakerLabFan
08-19-2016, 07:39 PM
Pretty Things - Freeway Madness
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP, -1B/-1B

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Fritz The Cat
08-20-2016, 02:39 PM
I'm a weekend boy. So there's enough time and the necessary presence for putting every 3 minutes another 45rpm single on the turntable.
Conny Francis: the most famous US female voice in the sixties in Germany. I love it.
Perfect dynamics from 50 years old vinyl.
Turn the single and listen once again. 3 minutes of full concentrated listening to one song, again........

Fritz The Cat
08-20-2016, 02:44 PM
Alte Liebe rostet nicht. And my old love for all this old US vinyl doesn't fade away.......

SpeakerLabFan
08-20-2016, 02:59 PM
Hank Thompson - On Tap, In The Can, Or In The Bottle
(1968, Dot)

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a 99cent thrift find yesterday

SpeakerLabFan
08-20-2016, 08:41 PM
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
(1974, Chrysalis) -1A / -1A

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SpeakerLabFan
08-20-2016, 10:34 PM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
(1990, Reprise) Kdisc DMM in the deadwax; mastered by John Golden at K-Disc

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SpeakerLabFan
08-20-2016, 11:55 PM
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Selections from Irma La Douce and Bye Bye Birdie
(1961, Columbia)

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w/ Jim Hall guitar, Charles Lloyd, flute

Fritz The Cat
08-21-2016, 12:51 PM
Convenience cover art for US music market. The original cover was more permissive. Swinging Holland in the seventies.........
Radar love!!

SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2016, 07:55 PM
Gabor Szabo - Magical Connection
(1970, Blue Thumb)

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another showcase for the Gabor Szabo's guitar - love the unique tone Szabo gets from his instrument.

SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2016, 08:26 PM
Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday
(1973, Chrysalis) -1A/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2016, 09:08 PM
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
(1970, Warner Bros) -1B/-1A

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...got some things to talk about, here beside the rising tide

SpeakerLabFan
08-21-2016, 09:57 PM
David Grisman - The David Grisman Rounder Album
(1976, Rounder) MASTERDISK in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
08-22-2016, 12:07 PM
Holland rock music was very interesting in the 70ies.
Listen to track B1 "Back home". Simple and pure......

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2016, 12:10 PM
Gabor Szabo - Magical Connection
(1970, Blue Thumb)

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another showcase for the Gabor Szabo's guitar - love the unique tone Szabo gets from his instrument.



Great one! Superb guitarist. What kind of guitar model did he play??
This album is a gem.

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2016, 12:29 PM
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
(1974, Chrysalis) -1A / -1A

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English original pressing. Produced by Matthew Fisher, Procol Harum organist. Engineer Geoff Emerick at Air Studios.
Very important: the voice of James Dewar.

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2016, 12:42 PM
Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday
(1973, Chrysalis) -1A/-1B

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Underrated voice by James Dewar. Also this one was produced by Matthew Fisher.
This is the English original pressing with a warm, powerful sound. Superb dynamics. "Twice removed from yesterday": anybody able to explain this title to me?????
What interesting guitar player. A whiter shade of Jimi Hendrix.......

Fritz The Cat
08-22-2016, 12:53 PM
Produced by Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum). Great vocals by James Dewar.
Fine day with this one: Track A4 "Fine day".

Fritz The Cat
08-25-2016, 09:27 AM
Hot august summer days in Switzerland. Perfect for this one: from crazy Holland. Track B1 "Back Home". A simple guitar riff and a flute. I also like track B4 "Big tree blue sea" very much. Jethro Tull or Golden Earring? I like both of them. But Jethro Tull is the original.
Powerful and simple riffed 1970 "Lokomotive breath" sound. It's always good to be back home.........

Fritz The Cat
08-25-2016, 10:00 AM
Listen to Robin Trower playing till his fingers bleed in track A1 "Whisky train". This was Robin's first strike.
Procol Harum was one of the greatest groups ever. I'd wish to understand all these crazy words and verses of Keith Reid sung by Gary Brooker. But after all this was Trower's album! Still there'll be more.....

Doctor_Electron
08-26-2016, 02:32 AM
Jazz guitarst Jimmy Ponder on NPR KCBX - FM 95.1 Mc, San Luis Obispo, Ca.

10 Watt transponder, vicinity of Vandenberg AFB.

Clean as a polished whistle and very little compression.

Like FM broadcasts used to be when stations promoted the sale of music, not that of tires, insurance, and fast food. (et al)

Regards, -D_E-

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2016, 09:20 AM
"Miracle Surface": this record contains the new revolutionary anti-static ingredient 317X, which helps to keep the record dust free.
Miracle guitar playing: this record contains perfect acoustic guitar playing technique by one of the most seminal Nashville studio cracks.
A hot august summer evening like today deserves this LP!!!! Look at the famous dog. What's his name? Dog days afternoon: listen loud and don't forget to dance.

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2016, 09:53 AM
Look at the front cover foto: hungry musician. Guitar eating will destroy your guitar. Attention to your teeth!!!!
I will put some sausages onto the grill.
Perfect dog day evening blues music. Buddy Guy. Who else?????

SpeakerLabFan
08-26-2016, 09:00 PM
Buffalo Springfield - s/t
(1966, Atco)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-26-2016, 10:28 PM
Paul Revere & The Raiders - Just Like Us!
(1967, Columbia) MONO

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listening with the Mono switch engaged on the MC 2205 amp.

SpeakerLabFan
08-26-2016, 10:53 PM
Tal Farlow - Sign Of The Times
(1977, Concord Jazz)

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Farlow, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Hank Jones, piano

SpeakerLabFan
08-26-2016, 11:16 PM
Gene Clark - No Other
(1974, Asylum) WLP; A1/B1 & ESR in the deadwax, mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders

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Fritz The Cat
08-27-2016, 01:42 PM
Track B2 "In Held Twas in I" was one of the first little rock operas. Everytime i listen to it, it sounds a little bit different. Some kind of kaleidoscope song.

SpeakerLabFan
08-27-2016, 10:41 PM
Chess/Janus Sampler - Various Artists
(1972, Chess) STERLING in the deadwax


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great Chuck Berry track Let's Boogie to start side 2. w/ Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Harvey Mandel, Aretha Franklin, Bo Diddley, Jack McDuff

SpeakerLabFan
08-27-2016, 11:14 PM
Gene Clark - Early L.A. Sessions
(1972, Columbia)


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from '66 sessions post-Byrds, what a great songwriter.

SpeakerLabFan
08-27-2016, 11:47 PM
Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse
(1968, Blue Note)


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nice

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2016, 01:36 AM
Thriftstore find yesterday. Buck Owens has created hundreds of fine songs. Every one a little masterpiece.
The Buckaroos were the best Bakersfield cowboys.

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2016, 02:29 AM
Forgotten musicians. Guitar driven softrock with fine vocal harmonies similar to the band "America". A lost gem.
The title of this LP is taken from the famous track B1 "Arms of Mary" written by Iain Sutherland. This song (the only not original one Chilliwack ever recorded) was covered many times. A big 1976 hit by Sutherland Brothers and later on by Smokie. Listen also to the other fine songs on this LP. Little masterpieces!
40 years ago, i remember well......

Fritz The Cat
08-28-2016, 04:57 AM
Deluxe 2-LP Set on 180gr vinyl.
LP1: Original Album
LP2: Reference mixes of work in progress (Companion audio)
"The material on the companion disc presents a portal to the time of recording of Led Zeppelin. It's a selection of work in progress, with rough mixes, alternative versions and new material recorded at the time."
As Ken Hensley said "Proud words on a dusty shelve"!
New material in homeopathic dosis......
Beautiful words all in all. Do you need to buy LP2?
IMHO Jimi Page was and is a commercial magician. If you are not a professional studio technician, so forget LP2. You don't need that really. Let the magic of 1976 flow with the original work.......

SpeakerLabFan
08-28-2016, 05:31 PM
Gram Parsons - GP
(1973, Reprise)

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gorgeous harmonies with Emmylou.

SpeakerLabFan
08-28-2016, 05:34 PM
earlier - more Gene Clark...

Gene Clark, Doug Dillard - The Fantastic Expedition Of Dillard & Clark
(1968, A&M)

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Another record with Gene Clark killer songwriting combined with bluegrass and country.

SpeakerLabFan
08-28-2016, 05:35 PM
Deluxe 2-LP Set on 180gr vinyl.
LP1: Original Album
LP2: Reference mixes of work in progress (Companion audio)
"The material on the companion disc presents a portal to the time of recording of Led Zeppelin. It's a selection of work in progress, with rough mixes, alternative versions and new material recorded at the time."
As Ken Hensley said "Proud words on a dusty shelve"!
New material in homeopathic dosis......
Beautiful words all in all. Do you need to buy LP2?
IMHO Jimi Page was and is a commercial magician. If you are not a professional studio technician, so forget LP2. You don't need that really. Let the magic of 1976 flow with the original work.......


Nice wall mount turntable shelf~!

Fritz The Cat
08-29-2016, 11:19 AM
Nice wall mount turntable shelf~!



What do you think about Jimi Page spoiling his past??????

SpeakerLabFan
08-29-2016, 10:07 PM
Scarlet Rivera - s/t
(1977, Warner Bros)

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Rivera played on Dylan's Desire LP in '75 and toured with the Rolling Thunder Revue. As AllMusic mentions, she puts Papa John Creech to shame here.

SpeakerLabFan
08-29-2016, 10:13 PM
What do you think about Jimi Page spoiling his past??????

I don't know what to think. I guess I just haven't had time or interest in all the hoopla and minutiae around reissues / unreleased stuff from Led Zep ...or Pink Floyd.

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Fritz The Cat
08-30-2016, 11:02 AM
Chess/Janus Sampler - Various Artists
(1972, Chess) STERLING in the deadwax


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great Chuck Berry track Let's Boogie to start side 2. w/ Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Harvey Mandel, Aretha Franklin, Bo Diddley, Jack McDuff



Berry, Mabon, Waters, Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Walter, Hooker, Fulson. Heavy Heads!
1969 Chess Blues Sampler.

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2016, 11:28 AM
Track B3 is the Woodstock version of "I'm going home".
9:20 minutes of pure energy. Music history for our grandchildren.

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2016, 12:05 PM
Concerning my last post: after having listened to Ten Years After's "Woodchoppers Ball". On this dynamic Italian LP i have found a Woody Herman 1960 version. A wild one. Interesting comparison. Anybody owns further smokin' versions of "Woodchopper's Ball" on vinyl?

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2016, 12:31 PM
One of the most beautiful versions of "Waltzing Mathilda" in jazz music. 1976. Track B4 by Gerry Mulligan. With fine bass playing by George Duvivier.
Anybody owns further vinyl jazz versions of "Waltzing Mathilda?
The ragged version of Tom Waits was also a fantastic one, wasn't it?

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2016, 12:50 PM
A great book with impressive drawings by Piet Klaasse, who was born in 1918 in Amsterdam and died 2001.
120 portraits of jazz and blues musicians drawn on the scene.
You should see these drawings full of life!
As example Gerry Mulligan.

Fritz The Cat
08-30-2016, 01:21 PM
Fine Italian 1974 pressing. Wonderful versions of Hancock's "Watermelon man" and "Fat Mama" with great guitar by Pat Martino. Pat Martino uses "Wah Wah" pedals!!!!!
Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone again naturally": simply beautiful.
Carole King's "It's too late" makes everybody happy, especially in this version!

Fritz The Cat
08-31-2016, 12:11 PM
Fine moods for a warm august evening like this one today. August is the best month of the year in Switzerland IMHO. Tomorrow we'll have september. September is one of the best months of the year also. And this one is a very good pressing with powerful sound. Get it on with music of all kind......

SpeakerLabFan
08-31-2016, 09:44 PM
Bill Monroe - Bill Monroe's Greatest Hits
(1968, Decca) '73 reissue on MCA

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Fritz The Cat
09-01-2016, 04:17 AM
Calm powerful voice and many musicians friends.
Interesting mood is created because the bass guitar doesn't exist. The bass lines were played by Jon Sass with his tuba.

SpeakerLabFan
09-01-2016, 09:41 PM
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
(1969, A&M) RL SS in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

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Fritz The Cat
09-02-2016, 02:06 PM
Recorded live at South Hampton College July 5, 1975.
Shakti means power.
40 years old Holland pressed vinyl.
For listeners who are fans of Indic music and instruments. And for fans of John McLaughlin.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2016, 02:40 PM
3 songs sung with a stuttering voice: "My Generation" by The Who, "Ain't seen nothing yet" by BTO and "Framed" by Alex Harvey. Here on track A1. Some kind of punk attitude?
Who is or was Isobel Goudie who didn't do the things she should (track A4)?
Wild bunch.......

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2016, 03:01 PM
This fly likes the music of Alex Harvey too.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2016, 03:10 PM
A masterwork or too much of everything?
Good US pressing with fine dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2016, 03:56 PM
Here we have it: the fly on vinyl.
45rpm maxi single with big sound. Produced by Daniel Lanois. The master of production.