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SpeakerLabFan
06-02-2017, 04:52 PM
Ken Hensley - Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf
(1973, Bronze) UK pressing

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produced by Gerry Bron. Hensley has some help from Uriah Heep mates on bass and drums, but vocals and other instruments are by Hensley. The usual bombastic, overblown lyrics but nice playing and sound quality on a combination of rockers and ballads.

ctthuhuong
06-02-2017, 08:50 PM
Freddie And The Dreamers - Seaside Swingers / Original Motion Picture Sound Track
(1965, Mercury) MONO

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some good stuff here in between schmaltzy 60s musical show tunes

Fritz The Cat
06-03-2017, 01:16 AM
Dusty words from a proud self. He was the mastermind of Uriah Heep.
But it went to his head. Too much drugs and ego. Missing David Byron (also: too much drugs and ego).
A tragedy for most of the talented musicians.
German pressing with poor dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
06-03-2017, 02:36 AM
Excellent versions of 2 Joni Mitchell songs: A5 "Urge for going" and B5 "The circle game".
And the wonderful James Taylor tune B4 "Something in the way she moves".
Good dynamics on this French pressing.

Fritz The Cat
06-03-2017, 03:23 AM
A multicolored bunch of flowers. This is a superb album with perfect dynamics. Imho it's one for the desert island. It has got the whole world of music in it.
All winners no fillers.

SpeakerLabFan
06-03-2017, 11:08 AM
Harvey Mandel - Games Guitars Play
(1969, Phillips)

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Fritz The Cat
06-03-2017, 11:24 AM
Produced by Bruce Johnston. Some good listening. Very fine dynamics.
Track A4: what is a "Crazy Lemon"???

SpeakerLabFan
06-03-2017, 11:47 AM
Martha Velez - Fiends & Angels
(1969, Sire/London) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax; mastered by Sam Feldman at Bell Sound

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Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Brian Auger, Christine McVie, Jim Capaldi, Mitch Mitchell, (and Jimi Hendrix?). Can definitely hear Auger and Clapton's playing on side 2.

SpeakerLabFan
06-03-2017, 12:41 PM
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
(1969, A&M) RL SS in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

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SpeakerLabFan
06-03-2017, 03:20 PM
Miroslav Vitous - First Meeting
(1980, ECM) MASTERDISK RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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w/ John Surman

Fritz The Cat
06-04-2017, 01:21 AM
Holocaust survivor. Trailblazing performer with Goldie & The Gingerbreads and Ten Wheel Drive.
Goldie Zelkowitz is Genya Ravan. A colourful personality in rocknroll history.
Impressive version of Greg Allman's "Whipping post" A2 and a thrilling version of Isaac Hayes' "Hold on i'm coming" A5.
Hier geht die Post ab!
Thriftstore find this spring for 5 SFr.

Fritz The Cat
06-04-2017, 02:26 AM
Note on inner sleeve:"We felt that having Diz record with today's hot young players, utilizing the state-of-the-art digital recording technology, would present an arena where the creative juices could flow".
The result speaks for itself!

Fritz The Cat
06-04-2017, 04:08 AM
Some beautiful flowers in the dirt. If you like Paul McCartney/Elvis Costello-collaboration on 1989 album "Flowers in the dirt", you will love this one! Listen to a cool version of Chuck Berry song "Come on" track A4 (not noted on backcover song-list). Herbie Flowers (what a beautiful name!!!) knows how to play the Beatles-bass guitar.....
Happy summer holiday to every fan of vinyl albums and to every visitor of this thread!

Fritz The Cat
06-04-2017, 05:31 AM
A feast of Les Paul Gibson guitars and bottlenecks.
Mediocre dynamics. Deadwax inscription: Sterling and a destroyed inscription.
Big fish. Modern music (T-shirt). Modern music since 40 years.....

SpeakerLabFan
06-04-2017, 03:08 PM
Fresh Produce - Hickory Wind
(1975, Flying Fish)

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Fritz The Cat
06-04-2017, 11:45 PM
Fresh Produce - Hickory Wind
(1975, Flying Fish)

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The name of this folk group is "Hickory Wind". And it's 1976 album is called "Fresh Produce".

Fritz The Cat
06-05-2017, 01:23 AM
John Scofield is fighting against too many synthesizers. No chance. There are only 2 acceptable tracks: "Song for friend" part 1/part 2. The rest hasn't any soul and is simply boring.
Waste of vinyl.

Fritz The Cat
06-05-2017, 02:12 AM
One of the most enthralling live recordings. Wonderful 70ies live rock concert vibes.
Live 1970 at Croydon and Sunderland. Track B4 "Get where i belong" is a March 1971 Island Studio recording.
A great voice and an incredible intensive Les Paul Gibson guitar played soulfully.
Listen loud to track B2 "Mr. Big"!
Mr. Big No1: Kossoff was one of the best guitar players. A tragedic career.
Mr. Big No2: Rodgers still is one of the best rock singers. A phenomenal career.
Very good 1977 German Island pressing by Alsdorf.

Fritz The Cat
06-05-2017, 02:45 AM
Cool Brazil tunes. Produced by Peter Drake. Chuck Loeb guitar (Stan Getz/Steps Ahead).
Listen to James Taylor song "Don't let me be lonely tonight" B1.

Fritz The Cat
06-05-2017, 05:11 AM
The twin wizards produced their last witches brew together. Hey, these 2 boys can make big noise!
And majestic hymns!
Listen to instrumental hymn B5 "Sweet dreamer", a Ronson-masterpiece, full of grace.
The title of this album: "Why you? I oughta!". Soon after, Mick Ronson has died of liver cancer.....

SpeakerLabFan
06-05-2017, 09:22 PM
The Beau Brummels - Volume 2
(1965, Autumn)

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produced by Sly (Stone) Stewart. sounds great with pronounced low frequencies and jangly guitar - some tracks sound like a darker version of the '65 Byrds.

SpeakerLabFan
06-06-2017, 06:33 PM
Weather Report - Mysterious Traveler
(1974, Columbia) -1A/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
06-07-2017, 04:18 PM
The Beau Brummels - The Best Of The Beau Brummels 1964-1968
(1981, Rhino)

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Fritz The Cat
06-08-2017, 08:31 AM
Beautiful version of Jackson Browne's "Jamaica say you will" A4.

SpeakerLabFan
06-08-2017, 01:52 PM
Paul Siebel - Jack-Knife Gypsy
(1971, Elektra) WLP; STERLING in the deadwax

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w/ David Grisman, Bernie Leadon, Doug Kershaw, Clarence White

SEAWOLF97
06-09-2017, 04:12 PM
so my fantastic Arcam FMJ CD player has sat inactive while I spin vinyl .... I was on the library web site recently and decided to search on "remastered" , lots of hits - put a lot of CD's on hold

the CD player produces a detailed, nearly 3d image on normal CD's , but on the new remastered ones it's quite an experience thru the a/d/s 1290's.

Just finished McCartney's Ram , WOW ... then the Goldfinger movie soundtrack :D , Rolling Stones "Big Hits" and finally LZepp's "Physical Grafitti" (3 disk set)

much as I like LP's, these disks were otherwordly :bouncy:

the downside to the Arcam is that it doesn't play burned disks and it's error correction is poor. Fortunately, when I copy CD's from it to the MD deck, all the special-ness comes thru fine.

SpeakerLabFan
06-09-2017, 04:18 PM
Various Artists - An Anthology Of British Blues
(1969, Immediate)

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a $1 record show grab about 6 years ago.

Fritz The Cat
06-11-2017, 12:36 AM
One for this sunny sunday morning. A lost gem. Produced by Anita Kerr & Alex Grob.
Anita Kerr (from Memphis, Tennessee) opened and managed Mountain Recording Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, with her Swiss husband Alex Grob. The technical equipment of this studio was of the highest possible standards in the 70ies. Queen, Bowie, Stones, Chris Rea recorded their works in Mountain Studios. Anita Kerr still lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Alex Grob is a famous manager in rock music business.
Guy Fletcher and Doug Flett were successful songwiters. Listen to their song "I can't tell the bottom from the top" A4 (later a hit by the Hollies).
Fantastic song! Like prayer.....

SpeakerLabFan
06-11-2017, 10:14 AM
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP -1A/-1A

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SpeakerLabFan
06-11-2017, 10:31 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

Fritz The Cat
06-11-2017, 01:30 PM
Trinity: Classic music & Jazz & Rock
Exceptional Holland group with leader Rick Van Der Linden.

Fritz The Cat
06-12-2017, 03:21 AM
Listen to track D1 Bert Kaempfert tune "Spanish eyes": Les Paul plays electric guitar solo on left channel.

SpeakerLabFan
06-12-2017, 12:06 PM
Yusef Lateef - Suite 16
(1970, Atlantic)

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w/ Eric Gale, Joe Zawinul, Earl Klugh, Chuck Rainey. w/ a 16 year old Earl Klugh on guitar in his first recording. He was discovered by Lateef.

SpeakerLabFan
06-12-2017, 12:51 PM
Grant Green - Shades Of Green
(1971, Blue Note) VAN GELDER in the deadwax

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recycled picture. great, funky jazz guitar.

SpeakerLabFan
06-12-2017, 03:51 PM
Emily Remler - Firefly
(1981, Concord Jazz)

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SpeakerLabFan
06-13-2017, 04:46 PM
Kai Winding - Dirty Dog
(1966, Verve) WLP; MONO; VAN GELDER in the deadwax

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w/ Herbie Hancock, piano

SpeakerLabFan
06-13-2017, 06:10 PM
Mott The Hoople - Wildlife
(1971, Atlantic) Monarch

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first picture is recycled from about 6 years ago

Fritz The Cat
06-14-2017, 02:38 PM
Comedy-poetry-music group from Liverpool.
Mike McGear is the younger brother of Paul McCartney.
Funny. A little bit strange for Swiss listeners. "Lily the pink" track A6.
Na ja.....

Fritz The Cat
06-15-2017, 02:52 AM
You lucky guys in America! A1 Lee Clayton song "Ladies love outlaws". True or not?
I love guitar/dobro/pedal steel playing by Jeff Baxter on this one and the Memphis Horns. Truly!

Fritz The Cat
06-15-2017, 03:39 AM
Does humour belong in music? (cit. Frank Zappa).
Shurely!
Recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon London/Apollo Theatre Manchester, June and July 1977. Lead guitar Rick Fenn.

SpeakerLabFan
06-15-2017, 06:46 PM
Them - s/t
(1976, Decca)


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I have one Them record, hammered, so I was glad to grab this 2 LP compilation when it showed up. Nice sound quality for these tracks, Gloria jumps with prominent bass and good instrument separation. I'm reading Greil Marcus on Van right now.


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Fritz The Cat
06-16-2017, 01:10 AM
Them - s/t
(1976, Decca)


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I have one Them record, hammered, so I was glad to grab this 2 LP compilation when it showed up. Nice sound quality for these tracks, Gloria jumps with prominent bass and good instrument separation. I'm reading Greil Marcus on Van right now.


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Origin country of this pressing? "SABAM?"

SEAWOLF97
06-16-2017, 01:49 PM
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every copy I've heard of this on vinyl is terrible SQ. This remaster is better, but not as good as many others. Was reading that this was their first album, plays almost like a GH's production. :)

https://mikeladano.com/2015/02/10/review-deep-purple-shades-of-1968/
https://www.amazon.ca/Shades-Deep-Purple/dp/B00004KD11

the idea of the extra tracks was nice, but some are terrible sounding :(

SpeakerLabFan
06-16-2017, 10:33 PM
Origin country of this pressing? "SABAM?"

Belgium, iirc

Fritz The Cat
06-17-2017, 01:10 AM
Once again: what powerful fascinating voice. David Clayton-Thomas!!
Listen to B2 "He's a runner".
Listen to every track and remember the high times of rock music, when everything was possible.

Fritz The Cat
06-17-2017, 02:57 AM
A3 thrilling version of Hendrix' "Manic depression".
Underrated album.

SpeakerLabFan
06-17-2017, 11:25 AM
It's A Beautiful Day - s/t
(1969, Columbia) 1985 issue on the San Francisco Sound label

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SpeakerLabFan
06-17-2017, 12:28 PM
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
(1971, Cotillion) Monarch symbol, AT/GP in the deadwax, mastered by George Piros

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A favorite ELP record. These rarely turn up in anything but hammered condition.

Fritz The Cat
06-18-2017, 01:10 AM
70ies style psychedelic rock from Switzerland. Powerful guitars and Hammond/Moog. So let those famous Leslie-speakers turn, turn, turn.....
Weak male vocals as mostly usual in Swiss rock music business. Too bad.
Superb recording and mixing at Gallus Studio, St.Gallen Switzerland.

Goldjazz
06-18-2017, 03:37 AM
Listening to this on the Big 604's...nice.

SpeakerLabFan
06-18-2017, 12:31 PM
Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
(1986, Mercury) MASTERDISK in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
06-18-2017, 04:19 PM
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
(1968, Decca) UK MONO LK 4955; XARL-8476-6A/XARL-8477-3A

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Fritz The Cat
06-19-2017, 02:02 AM
A superb vinyl pressing with dynamics in maximum sound quality as possible in the late 80ies.
Listen to "The only one" B3.
The only one voice....

SpeakerLabFan
06-20-2017, 04:52 PM
JJ Cale - Naturally
(1972, Shelter) Canadian pressing

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SpeakerLabFan
06-20-2017, 07:52 PM
Kenny Burrell - Cool Cookin'
(1972, Cadet)

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2 LP compilation. Listening to sides 1/2. tasty.

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2017, 11:19 AM
Paul Desmond, Jim Hall - Glad To Be Unhappy
(1964, RCA) MONO

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recycled pictures. one of the Desmond/Hall collaborations. Wonderful picking by Hall.

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2017, 11:50 AM
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator
(2011, Masterworks) TML-M in the deadwax; mastered at The Mastering Lab, Ojai, CA

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recycled pictures. listening to sides 1/2. Nice.

Fritz The Cat
06-21-2017, 01:18 PM
Production, vocals, bass, keyboards, mixing by Felix Pappalardi. Most popular rock group in Denmark in the 70ies.
Listen to A5 "Snow Queen"

Fritz The Cat
06-21-2017, 01:24 PM
​Funny. Vocals sung in Danish language. Why not? Anybody able to translate?

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2017, 01:36 PM
The Derek Trucks Band - Already Free
(2009, Victor/Sony)


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I picked up this one and the Tedeschi Trucks record used a few years back. This one sticks with me more than Revelator - more emphasis on the playing, Revelator seems dominated by Tedeschi's vocals but both records need more listens.

SpeakerLabFan
06-21-2017, 07:05 PM
Fever Tree - s/t
(1968, Uni)



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lots of fuzz guitar; some tracks arranged by David Angel who also worked on Love's Forever Changes.

Fritz The Cat
06-22-2017, 09:05 AM
Steve Hammond guitars: composer of "Black sheep of the family" B2, later covered by Quatermass and popular by Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.
Melodious heavy rock. Precious gem.
Steve Hammond was guitar player together with John Slaughter in Chris Barber Group in 1972. Get Rolling!

Fritz The Cat
06-22-2017, 09:38 AM
Produced by Steve Hammond (guitar with Chris Farlowe's Hill in 1970) and Pete Robinson (kb in Chris Farlowe's Hill in 1970 and Quatermass 1970).
Listen to experimental/exceptional A3 "Bone and bread" with guitar solo by Steve Hammond. John Slaughter, guitar.

Fritz The Cat
06-23-2017, 10:09 AM
Ron Carter, bass.
Joe Chambers drums.
Rich dynamics. Perfect German pressing.
Listen to B2 "Meet". Sheet music on back cover. Play this with your guitar!

Fritz The Cat
06-23-2017, 10:45 AM
With Art Lande, piano. Recorded live on March 1, 1986 at Villa Varnbüel, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Malcom Green is the most impressive male voice we got in Swiss Jazz, Gospel and every music style.
Listen to B3 "My one and only love".
Fine dynamics and pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
06-24-2017, 02:24 PM
Grateful Dead - Wake Of The Flood
(1973, Grateful Dead Records) TLC 10-6-73 in the deadwax

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6th studio album, 3 years since American Beauty had been released, and the first without Pigpen.

Fritz The Cat
06-24-2017, 02:33 PM
Grateful Dead - Wake Of The Flood
(1973, Grateful Dead Records) TLC 10-6-73 in the deadwax

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6th studio album, 3 years since American Beauty had been released, and the first without Pigpen.

​Funny label artwork! Bravo for showing this!

Fritz The Cat
06-25-2017, 04:00 AM
​John Abercrombie guitars: listen to B1 "Moon germs".
Impressive and powerful horn section.

Fritz The Cat
06-25-2017, 04:37 AM
John Scofield/Steve Kahn guitars. Listen to B2 "Nickels and dimes" and B3 "El Barrio" in Santana style.
That's not an inner conflict: in fact, heavy synthesizer abuse by Billy Cobham on tracks A1/A2 is WAR declared to my Nervus acusticus!

Fritz The Cat
06-25-2017, 06:15 AM
55 years ago: Telstar!
This is the suitable sound for a hot summer weekend like this. Temperature is rising to 35 Grad in Switzerland these days.
This one: cooooool!

Fritz The Cat
06-25-2017, 11:04 AM
Ella is the swing singer! Basie is the swing band in jazz! (cit.: Notes on back cover by Norman Granz)
That's it!
Arranged by Quincy Jones.
Superb German pressing.

Fritz The Cat
06-25-2017, 12:15 PM
​Vocals by Velma Middleton & Louis Armstrong
Mono. 60 years old vinyl. Superb Holland pressing.

Fritz The Cat
06-25-2017, 01:01 PM
Cobham goes middle of the road to disco....
Anybody who likes this one? Why do you?
Depth of thought? Depth of nought......

Fritz The Cat
06-26-2017, 03:52 AM
David Bromberg, pedal steel guitar.
2 James Taylor songs: A4 "Riding on a railroad"/B2 "Sweet Baby James". Schön!
Look at the inner jacket "Order Now!": Anybody who collected those funny (????) album jacket jigsaw puzzles in the early seventies?

Fritz The Cat
06-26-2017, 04:47 AM
Jimmy Nolen, guitar. Marie Adams great vocals.
Very good pressing/dynamics.
Three tons of joy....

SpeakerLabFan
06-26-2017, 10:49 AM
Various Artists - Silver Meteor / A Progressive Country Anthology
(1980, Sierra/Briar)

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a clearance bin find last week. cool compilation, starts off with four Clarence White tracks.

SpeakerLabFan
06-26-2017, 12:51 PM
Mungo Jerry - s/t (Pye compilation)
(1975, Pye)

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SpeakerLabFan
06-26-2017, 01:56 PM
Fountainhead - s/t
(1970, GWP)



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Jazz rock, produced by Teo Macero.

SpeakerLabFan
06-26-2017, 02:39 PM
The United States Of America - s/t
(1968, Columbia) -1B/-1B

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Fritz The Cat
06-28-2017, 09:48 AM
A very quiet one with many beautiful tunes.
Listen to track B5 "Lady and the outlaw" and pay attention to the funny (spoken) lyrics. So, i will have to ask MY LADY, if it's true what the cowboy says........

SpeakerLabFan
06-28-2017, 10:50 AM
Paul McCartney - McCartney
(1970, Apple) UK 1st pressing, YEX 775 A-2U / YEX 776 B-2U machine stamped

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I also have a '75 Japan pressing, EPS-80231

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SpeakerLabFan
06-28-2017, 11:53 AM
The Beatles - Rarities
(1980, Capitol)

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I suffer from overexposure to most of the early songs on side 1 so even these alternate cuts are old hat ....but it's such incredibly great music. includes a German lang version of She Loves You. The US Capitol release - Something New Something New included a German lang version of I Want To Hold Your Hand - I heard that at an early age.

Fritz The Cat
06-29-2017, 12:59 AM
The Beatles - Rarities
(1980, Capitol)

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I suffer from overexposure to most of the early songs on side 1 so even these alternate cuts are old hat ....but it's such incredibly great music. includes a German lang version of She Loves You. The US Capitol release - Something New Something New included a German lang version of I Want To Hold Your Hand - I heard that at an early age.

Is there any rare track on it? What means "rarities" in USA? Hello from Fritz the Cat, who is not owner of rarities by the Beatles.

Fritz The Cat
06-29-2017, 01:50 AM
Paul McCartney - McCartney
(1970, Apple) UK 1st pressing, YEX 775 A-2U / YEX 776 B-2U machine stamped

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I also have a '75 Japan pressing, EPS-80231

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Manufactured by McCartney Music Inc.
Runout: STAO 3362
2 gem tracks: A4 "Every night" and B5 "Maybe i'm amazed"
Yes, I'm amazed every night.

Fritz The Cat
06-29-2017, 02:46 AM
Produced by Tom Dowd at Capricorn Sound Studios, Macon, Georgia.
Powerful backing voices by the Williettes. It takes a few spins of this southern rock album for their charms to be appreciated.
Listen to gospel tune "He set me free" B3.
Good dynamics.

SpeakerLabFan
06-29-2017, 01:47 PM
Is there any rare track on it? What means "rarities" in USA? Hello from Fritz the Cat, who is not owner of rarities by the Beatles.

alternate unreleased versions, many with subtle version differences - like an extra 4 seconds intro to a song.

SpeakerLabFan
06-29-2017, 01:48 PM
Morton Subontnick - AXOLOTL & The Wild Beasts
(1981, Nonesuch/Elektra Asylum)

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bleeps and bloops to accompany lunch.

SpeakerLabFan
06-30-2017, 12:00 PM
​Various Artists - Memphis Millions
(1973, Stax) D.J. promo / L. Nix in the deadwax

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cool compilation of Stax' big sellers.

Fritz The Cat
07-02-2017, 10:04 AM
Eberhard Weber, bass. Bill Frisell, guitar. Michael DiPasqua, drums.

Fritz The Cat
07-02-2017, 10:46 AM
Produced by Quincy Jones. Tenor sax solos by Zoot Sims. Recorded in Paris, July 1958
Listen to B1 Eroll Garner's "Misty". Good English 80ies stereo reissue.
Romantic "Sass" swings gently...

SpeakerLabFan
07-02-2017, 12:08 PM
Peter Leitch - Red Zone
(1987, Reservoir)

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some straight-ahead guitar jazz with brunch and coffee. Leitch is a Canadian musician who has played with Oscar Peterson.

SpeakerLabFan
07-02-2017, 01:21 PM
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
(1969, Columbia) -1D/-1D

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w/ Johnny Cash trading vocals on Girl From The North Country.

SpeakerLabFan
07-02-2017, 09:03 PM
Bobby Whitlock - selftitled
(1972, ABC Dunhill)



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Southern roots rock from the Memphis native who started out playing at Stax with Donald Dunn and Steve Cropper. with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Carl Radle, Jim Gordon, Bobby Keys, Jim Price, Delaney Bramlett, Bonnie Bramlett, Klaus Voorman, Whitlock played in Delaney & Bonnie, Derek & The Dominoes, and played on Harrison's All Things Must Pass.

Fritz The Cat
07-03-2017, 01:39 AM
​Big orchestra. Powerful sound in old tradition.
Good US-pressing.
This album has a significant place in the history of jazz (cit.: Jim Santella, All about Jazz).

Fritz The Cat
07-03-2017, 01:09 PM
A hot band with Albert Lee and James Burton playing lead guitar.
Listen to A4 Gram Parson's "Hickory wind".
An extraordinary voice...
Wunderschön.

Fritz The Cat
07-04-2017, 02:41 AM
Happy Birthday to USA from Switzerland!
Listen to track A3 "Maui Sunrise".
What about American dreams of today?

SEAWOLF97
07-05-2017, 11:51 AM
yesterday I picked up Pink Floyd ‎– Wish You Were Here - Immersion Box Set

would have preferred the vinyl set , but for my price the digital disk version is what I got.

Have only had time to play the standard CD , but WOW , if this is the lowest sounding of the
5 disks ( 2 CD's, 2 DVD's + 1 bluray high bit ) , the others should be fantastic.

This album has always been among my 5 DID's :bouncy:

SpeakerLabFan
07-05-2017, 01:15 PM
The Montgomery Brothers - Groove Yard
(1961, Riverside) MONO; UK pressing

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SpeakerLabFan
07-05-2017, 03:01 PM
The Montgomery Brothers - Groove Yard
(1961, Riverside) MONO; UK pressing

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Fritz The Cat
07-06-2017, 02:43 AM
A Byrd and a Spider from Mars as partners in crime (track A5): all production, guitars, mandolin, piano, organ by Mick Ronson.
Mick Ronson is underrated as musician. Important influence for Ziggy, the thin white duke and Ian Hunter.
Interesting partners in music.....

Fritz The Cat
07-06-2017, 04:53 AM
Recorded 1966. British reissue compilation on 1 LP.
James Burton, guitar, dobro, mandolin, at his best.
Listen to James Burton on driving track A12 "Night Train to Memphis".
Good dynamics though there are too many tracks on 1 piece of vinyl.

Fritz The Cat
07-06-2017, 05:17 AM
Rockabilly-Country-Folk-Punk recorded live at Onkel Pö's in Hamburg.
No artificial sweeteners, colourants or emulsifiers added...

Fritz The Cat
07-06-2017, 10:41 AM
Why not this one on a bright hot July evening as today? Hey, it's fun music!
Earl Klugh, gut string guitar.

SEAWOLF97
07-07-2017, 10:20 AM
yesterday I picked up Pink Floyd ‎– Wish You Were Here - Immersion Box Set

would have preferred the vinyl set , but for my price the digital disk version is what I got.

Have only had time to play the standard CD , but WOW , if this is the lowest sounding of the
5 disks ( 2 CD's, 2 DVD's + 1 bluray high bit ) , the others should be fantastic.

This album has always been among my 5 DID's :bouncy:

turned out that I didn't enjoy the bluray surround version as much as hoped.
the high bit rate versions in quad and 5.1 sounded better to me.

surround just sounded like an unfocused mass. :blink:

SpeakerLabFan
07-07-2017, 05:52 PM
Why not this one on a bright hot July evening as today? Hey, it's fun music!
Earl Klugh, gut string guitar.


that's a fun one. the earlier JB records are lots of fun, too. Cheers Fritz!

SpeakerLabFan
07-07-2017, 05:53 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
(1969, Fantasy)

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SpeakerLabFan
07-08-2017, 09:17 PM
Tom Fogarty - Excalibur
(1972, Fantasy)

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w/ Jerry Garcia on Lead guitar, Merl Saunders keyboards, John Kahn bass. lots of nice playing by Jerry Garcia here.

Fritz The Cat
07-11-2017, 03:01 AM
Tom Fogarty - Excalibur
(1972, Fantasy)

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w/ Jerry Garcia on Lead guitar, Merl Saunders keyboards, John Kahn bass. lots of nice playing by Jerry Garcia here.
Look at my post of 11-28-2015 concerning Swiss Army knives/Excalibur by Tom Fogerty.
Yesterday in Swiss Newspaper "St. Galler Tagblatt": "US Army will purchase Swiss Army knives".
But you shouldn't cut rocks or stones with them!!!!

Fritz The Cat
07-11-2017, 12:57 PM
Interesting version of Hendrix' "Wait until tomorrow" track A6.
Listen to "Brandenburg" track B6.
Michael Kamen, kb, composer and arrangements.
Never a dull moment with this classic rock thing...

SpeakerLabFan
07-12-2017, 10:25 AM
The Who - Direct Hits
(1968, Track) MONO; Classic Records 2006 reissue; AB in the deadwax, mastered by Al Brown

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Fritz The Cat
07-13-2017, 10:20 AM
The dissection and reconstruction of music from the past as performed by the inmates of Lalo Schifrin's demented ensemble as a tribute to the memory of Marquis de Sade.
????????
A mission impossible?
Guitar by Gene Bertoncini, drums Grady Tate
Hey, here's a "Blues for Johann Sebastian" Bach, A3!

Fritz The Cat
07-15-2017, 03:07 AM
The Who - Direct Hits
(1968, Track) MONO; Classic Records 2006 reissue; AB in the deadwax, mastered by Al Brown

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Same tracks in same order but in stereo! Year of pressing is not shure. The publication year written on red label and deadwax: 1966. But it seems to be a 1970 or 1972 (?) issue. Look at the 5 LP's of the same publication line (1970 or 1972) shown on back cover. Belgium pressing (SABAM). Cover printed in Netherlands.
A comparison of the mono "Direct Hits" with this stereo "Portrait of the Who" would be interesting.....

Fritz The Cat
07-18-2017, 03:50 AM
Brasil Funk-Jazz.
Listen to Joe Pass, guitar, A4 "Tropical Horizon" and B1 "Hobalala".
Forget the synthesizers.

SpeakerLabFan
07-18-2017, 06:19 PM
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
(1966, Double Shot) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
07-19-2017, 09:35 AM
Cannonball Adderly - Somethin' Else
(1959, Blue Note) 1966 issue with "A Division Of Liberty Records" on the label

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an estate sale find in 2011.

SpeakerLabFan
07-19-2017, 10:53 AM
Hurricane Ridgerunners - s/t
(1980, Topaz)


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bluegrass from the PNW. Hurricane Ridge is in the Olympic National Park. a great viewpoint into the park from the meadow, snowshoeing in the winter and a starting point for lot of good hiking trails in the summer.

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SpeakerLabFan
07-19-2017, 11:39 AM
Chick Corea / Dave Holland / Barry Altschul - A.R.C.
(1977, ECM) MASTERDISK in the deadwax

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recorded in 1971. Great sound quality, free jazz from these great players

Fritz The Cat
07-20-2017, 01:24 AM
Guitars from Nashville Tennessee played by JR, Chip Young, Kenny Penny and Fred Carter.
Good singing and playing!

Fritz The Cat
07-20-2017, 02:11 AM
Typically for 80ies jazz music: too much electronics. Too much polishing.
Listen to A2 "The early generation" with superb sax solo by Bob Berg and trumpet solo by Freddie Hubbard.

Fritz The Cat
07-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Oh this voice!
Oh this song!
Listen to B5 "Journey through the past" by Neil Young.
A hymn ......

Fritz The Cat
07-20-2017, 12:13 PM
​Driving twin guitars whipping post. Reissue 1973.
Still a superb one...

SpeakerLabFan
07-21-2017, 02:22 PM
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
(1975, Virgin)

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recycled pictures.

SpeakerLabFan
07-23-2017, 03:20 PM
The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
(1968, Elektra)

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SpeakerLabFan
07-26-2017, 11:32 AM
Terry Reid - River
(1973, Atlantic) Promo, AT/GP in the deadwax, mastered by George Piros

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with David Lindley.

SpeakerLabFan
07-27-2017, 07:04 PM
Buckingham Nicks - s/t
(1973, Polydor) STERLING in the deadwax; gatefold cover

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SpeakerLabFan
07-27-2017, 08:30 PM
Grateful Dead - Reckoning
(1981, Arista) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
07-28-2017, 12:39 PM
David Grisman - Mondo Mando
(1981, Warner Bros) GF in the deadwax, mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Artisan Sound Recorders

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SpeakerLabFan
07-28-2017, 01:24 PM
John Hartford - Housing Project
(1968, RCA)

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SpeakerLabFan
07-28-2017, 06:23 PM
Booker T. & The MGs - Soul Dressing
(1965, Stax) MONO

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scorching guitar and organ solos from Steve Cropper and Booker T.

SpeakerLabFan
07-30-2017, 09:36 AM
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
(1971, A&M) STERLING GF in the deadwax; mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Sterling Sound

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SpeakerLabFan
07-30-2017, 10:41 AM
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye
(2014, Reprise) Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering

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SpeakerLabFan
07-30-2017, 11:24 AM
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP -1A/-1A Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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listening to side 6, Prelude/Morning Dew.

SpeakerLabFan
07-30-2017, 09:40 PM
Love - s/t
(1966, Elektra) MONO; 2017 Rhino Summer of Love reissue

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This is a spectacular sounding reissue.

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 01:30 PM
No1 power rock song. What a blast on 45rpm!

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 01:38 PM
Another rock monument on 45rpm. Chris Stainton, piano.
Listen also to Roger Daltrey's shouter-voice on b/w track "Water". A forgotten gem.....

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 01:57 PM
The action starts with simple acoustic guitar strumming followed by New Orleans-style piano by Nicky Hopkins. Hand made rock music!
Another power-rock gem. Not on LP "Who's next".

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 02:18 PM
Some classical and jazzy roots. Replanted by Holland jazz-rock group Ekseption.

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 02:32 PM
Mono 45rpm. These 2 tracks end with different mixes compared to the LP tracks. Therefore many 45rpm single issues are interesting: Little black things with big effect....

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 02:43 PM
Produced by Tony Visconti: another solid gold easy action in HI-FI Stereo by this wizard artist...

Fritz The Cat
07-31-2017, 02:56 PM
Mamma mia, Rocco Granata sings in German language. Buona notte!
So i have to go to bed now. Good night!

Fritz The Cat
08-01-2017, 03:34 AM
Hard stuff for real American cowboys: Swiss country/rocknroll/pop singer Peter Hinnen from Zürich shows Switzerland's typical versality qualities: perfect visual appearance of "cowboy outfit".
Please note this very very rare and beautiful 1962 "Framus Star Bass" guitar from Germany. Look at the futuristic headstock in combination with the rare rectangular tailpiece! Anybody owns such a beauty like this? Bill Wyman's Framus Star Bass was not exactly the same type. For me it's not possible to find a picture of the same model on www!!!!
Oh, by the way: Happy Birthday to 726 years old Switzerland!

Fritz The Cat
08-01-2017, 01:30 PM
German "Rolling Stone" issue August 2017 with bonus 45rpm.
Elvis lebt.....

SpeakerLabFan
08-03-2017, 10:41 AM
Hard stuff for real American cowboys: Swiss country/rocknroll/pop singer Peter Hinnen from Zürich shows Switzerland's typical versality qualities: perfect visual appearance of "cowboy outfit".
Please note this very very rare and beautiful 1962 "Framus Star Bass" guitar from Germany. Look at the futuristic headstock in combination with the rare rectangular tailpiece! Anybody owns such a beauty like this? Bill Wyman's Framus Star Bass was not exactly the same type. For me it's not possible to find a picture of the same model on www!!!!
Oh, by the way: Happy Birthday to 726 years old Switzerland!


2 days late, but Proscht / cheers, Fritz.

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SpeakerLabFan
08-03-2017, 10:42 AM
H.P. Lovecraft - s/t
(1967, Phillips)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-03-2017, 12:25 PM
The Golden Earrings - s/t
(1967, Capitol) 1974 reissue of Golden Earrings ‎– Winter-Harvest, 1967

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SpeakerLabFan
08-03-2017, 01:22 PM
David Crosby - Oh Yes I Can
(1989, A&M) M.R. in the deadwax; mastered by Mike Reese at A&M and Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk

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SpeakerLabFan
08-04-2017, 11:50 AM
The Electric Prunes - Underground
(1967, Reprise) Mono; "Promotional album" sticker on the cover

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SpeakerLabFan
08-04-2017, 12:21 PM
The Kinks - The Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes
(1976, RCA Victor)

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Compilation of the bands work with the RCA label which includes some hits, some live tracks, and a sampling from the concept albums.

SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2017, 09:55 AM
The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed
(1967, Decca) MFSL

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SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2017, 11:14 AM
Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything?
(1973, Bearsville) -1E / -1F; STERLING LH in the deadwax, mastered by Lee Hulko

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with the fold out lyrics insert. Have always loved this record.

SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2017, 11:36 AM
Lindisfarne - Fog On The Tyne
(1971, Charisma) UK pressing, PORKY/PECKO in the deadwax, mastered by George Peckham

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SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2017, 12:34 PM
Nick Lowe - Pure Pop For Now People
(1978, Columbia) "Columbia NY" in the deadwax

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original UK release titled "Jesus Of Cool"; debut solo record for Lowe while producing Elvis Costello's initial records.

SpeakerLabFan
08-05-2017, 10:24 PM
The Shocking Blue - s/t
(1969, Colossus)

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Many of the songs on this US issue were originally on the "At Home" title released in the Netherlands. driving guitar rock, organ riffs, female vocalist, even a sitar.

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2017, 02:03 AM
Nick Lowe - Pure Pop For Now People
(1978, Columbia) "Columbia NY" in the deadwax

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original UK release titled "Jesus Of Cool"; debut solo record for Lowe while producing Elvis Costello's initial records.
In fact this is a Rockpile album by Edmunds/Bremner/Williams/Lowe. A word like "Jesus" in the title of a Rock LP means less sales. Only for USA?????? So they changed the title for the US-issue. Different back cover for UK with 3 glass swans representing the 3 musicians not shown on front cover. Further differences concerning the songs "Shake and pop", "Heart of city" live version and dropping "Rollers show".
Some of the finest guitars are shown by Lowe on front cover: anybody knows this red electric solid body guitar model with opulent metal plated front?

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2017, 03:50 AM
Gulf and western music with the best studio musicians.
Reggie Young, Billy Walker, Emory Gordy.
Listen to the beautiful B5 "La vie dansant", which was superbly covered in 1991 by Aaron Neville.

Fritz The Cat
08-06-2017, 04:56 AM
Listen to the jazzy B2 "White Russia": Country-jazz-hillbilly-russ'nroll. Perfect harmony vocals.
Jeff Hanna guitars and nitty-gritty production.

SpeakerLabFan
08-06-2017, 10:48 AM
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP -1A/-1A

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Fritz The Cat
08-06-2017, 11:40 AM
Jelly is the brainchild of actress Amy Madigan. What a powerful voice: listen to B1 "Dr. Jazz".
And what musicians' name dropping: Jim Gordon, Russ Kunkel, Chuck Rainey, Wilton Felder, Jai Winding, Lee Sklar, Jim Horn, Dennis Budimir, Jeff Porcaro, Chris Darrow!
So it's a sure thing this one......

Fritz The Cat
08-07-2017, 11:54 AM
Listen to Alan Price's "Lucky Man" B2. Hammond, Les Paul Gibson sounds and a powerful shouter voice by Bob James.
Simply and purely produced by Ronnie Montrose...

Fritz The Cat
08-07-2017, 01:17 PM
Some beautiful flowers in the dirt. If you like Paul McCartney/Elvis Costello-collaboration on 1989 album "Flowers in the dirt", you will love this one! Listen to a cool version of Chuck Berry song "Come on" track A4 (not noted on backcover song-list). Herbie Flowers (what a beautiful name!!!) knows how to play the Beatles-bass guitar.....
Happy summer holiday to every fan of vinyl albums and to every visitor of this thread!

Same tracks on this Canadian Stiff/Epic pressing. Listen to the superb mixed bass guitar by Herbie Flowers (a McCartney clone). Which Höfner club guitar model (with the strange whammy bar) is shown on back cover?

SpeakerLabFan
08-08-2017, 07:52 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. very crankable.

Fritz The Cat
08-09-2017, 09:28 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. very crankable.
What's the meaning of "crankable"? (Not found in dictionaries) Whimsical notion? Kinkable.....

SpeakerLabFan
08-09-2017, 11:02 AM
What's the meaning of "crankable"? (Not found in dictionaries) Whimsical notion? Kinkable.....

it's probably not a real word, Fritz. It's based on crank - which might be shortened form of "crankshaft" - which was used to start an engine, "turn the crankshaft". So "crank it up" became a term for turning up the volume on the HiFi.

This Kinks Rhino pressing does very well when the volume is "cranked". :P

SpeakerLabFan
08-09-2017, 11:03 AM
Jameson - Color Him In
(1967, Verve) MONO

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singer/songwriter. a california pop psychedelic 66/67 time warp.

Fritz The Cat
08-09-2017, 12:33 PM
Funky jazz stuff. Larry Carlton guitar. Superb bass playing by Wilton Felder (not mentioned on back cover credits). Produced by Stewart Levine.
Listen to B3, the majestic "Southern Comfort".

Fritz The Cat
08-09-2017, 01:13 PM
Debut of Perre Moerlen's Gong. Guitar: Allan Holdsworth. He was not the man for blues or rocknroll. Definitively not! He died April 15, 2017. RIP!
Sparkling progrockjazz.
Listen to the dreamy cheerful "Mireille" B3.

SpeakerLabFan
08-09-2017, 09:18 PM
Vanilla Fudge - s/t
(1967, Atco) -MO; Bell Sound in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 04:03 AM
Vanilla Fudge - s/t
(1967, Atco) -MO; Bell Sound in the deadwax

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German 1973 Alsdorf pressing reissue. Hippieflowerpowertimes.

Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 05:31 AM
The masterpiece of VF and a milestone of psychedelia poprock. The group's monument is shown on front cover art by Jim Visconti. A dedication to the saints of Liverpool is noted on back cover.
Listen to the fantastic ice-cold slow-down-version of Donovan's "Season of the witch".
Fine original US mono-stereo original pressing.
Anybody knows the technical charcteristics of mono-stereo?

Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 08:52 AM
Notice on back cover: "Madrugada" is a special Portugese name for the time between midnight and dawn.
Anybody interested in listening to a lullabye-version of Jagger/Richards' "Wild horses"?
Hugh McCracken, guitars. Alan Schwartzberg, drums. These studio cracks had played on hundreds of albums.

Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 09:57 AM
A virtuoso of the Telecaster drives cold shivers down your spine. Recorded live at Alkmaar, Holland, December 28th 1978.
Tineke Schoemaker, vocals on track B1 "Blue river rising" and B2 "Cock it on the wall".
Superb blues live recording!

Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 10:17 AM
Beer o'clock rock in some smoky pub....
Produced by Jack Nitzsche at Lansdowne Studios, London.
Brinsley Schwarz, guitar.
Anybody knows this sparkling amusement park "Luna Park" on the picture shown on back cover? Coney Island, New York?

Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 12:01 PM
Reissue with the famous folded newspaper sleeves of "St.Cleve Chronicle" of Friday January 7th 1972. With Jethro Tull feature on page 7.
Late 80ies reissue of Australasia.
Australasia....never ever have found a pressing from Australasia! Hey, but what fine dynamics!
Anybody from Australasia visiting this forum?

Fritz The Cat
08-10-2017, 12:50 PM
With little help from friends as David Lindley, Sneaky Pete Kleinow and Robben Ford.
Mediocre US pressing and dynamics.
Cover art by Neon Park: Attention to the tiger! Attention to the synthesizers.....

Fritz The Cat
08-11-2017, 12:18 PM
Listen to B1 "American City Suite", an adoration of New York.
This is a surprising album. Forget Simon & Garfunkel ( for some hours at least)!
Steel guitar by Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.
A forgotten gem!

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 01:49 AM
2017 US DMM reissue. So much L-5CES Gibson guitar.
During his entire career WM played almost exclusively on a Gibson L-5 (CES= cutaway electric spanish).
He wasn't really interested in equipment. He kept it simple. For him, this guitar was only a tool.
But, hey, it was sooo much guitar.......
This 2017 reissue on 180 gram vinyl is very disappointing because of muffled dynamics compared to the German Riverside 1986 issue. Don't buy new pressings if you may catch an old (though a little bit mistreated) US-vinyl-pressing in a thrift store! Old US vinyl never dies.....
(See my next post)

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 02:07 AM
Superb German 1986 pressing.
Listen to driving "Twisted blues" A1 and compare it with the fantastic big-orchestra version of 1972 Swiss Exlibris LP "Jazz Spectrum Vol.1"! Look at the picture of Wes on front cover!!! Smokin'......
See my next post.

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 02:17 AM
B2 is the ultimative smokin' hottest version of "Twisted blues", arranged and conducted by Oliver Nelson.
Big band sounds on this Swiss sampler with different tracks. Perfect Austrian pressing by Austro Mechana.
Beautiful dynamics for heart and soul.

SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2017, 11:00 AM
Highwoods String Band - Fire On The Mountain
(1973, Rounder)

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Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 02:35 PM
Powerful stuff. Yes indeed. Recorded in Memphis, produced by Terry Manning.
Listen to the title track No.1 Billboard charts hit B1 and prepare a cocktail. Cheers!

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 03:06 PM
Secondhand vinyl shop, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Last week. 7.50 Euro.
This album cover smells of a female perfume. Written inside the cover "EVA 5".
Eva? Do you mark your albums with perfume? Why do you?
But, hey Eva, it's a wonderful work by Joe Walsh, isn't it? And the perfume is adequate!!!

Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 03:43 PM
Cool Les Paul Gibson guitar playing. One of the most underrated guitar wizards.
Disc mastering by Wally Traugott.
And Zorro rides again.... (track B4)

SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2017, 04:45 PM
Secondhand vinyl shop, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Last week. 7.50 Euro.
This album cover smells of a female perfume. Written inside the cover "EVA 5".
Eva? Do you mark your albums with perfume? Why do you?
But, hey Eva, it's a wonderful work by Joe Walsh, isn't it? And the perfume is adequate!!!


great record!

I always love to see that a record was owned by a gal. It's often a signal that the record will be in great shape, and not hammered.

SpeakerLabFan
08-12-2017, 04:47 PM
The Byrds - The Byrds Greatest Hits
(1967, Columbia) -1B/-1B

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Fritz The Cat
08-12-2017, 05:39 PM
great record!

I always love to see that a record was owned by a gal. It's often a signal that the record will be in great shape, and not hammered.
Yes, great shape, not misshandled and, hey: it's perfumed!

Fritz The Cat
08-13-2017, 03:03 AM
What a blow-what a guitar!
Ian Gomm plays the famous 62' Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman with Bigsby and 2 TV Jones pickups.
With a twang from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Last week. Out of the "Grabbelkiste" in front of a vinyl record secondhand shop. 4 Euro.

Fritz The Cat
08-13-2017, 03:47 AM
Listen to Ray Manzarek's group without any prejudice. This album had no chance in 1977. No Morrison, no Krieger. No chance for Noah James from the start. But it's one of the underrated LP's. Lionhearted riders on the storm. A superb production by Ray Manzarek.
So listen to A4 "Angel w/no freedom": Once we were young, having so much fun, running wild.....

Fritz The Cat
08-13-2017, 04:39 AM
Not typical for MN. Somewhat uninspired. Needs getting used to. For his fans only? At least B3 "Light" is interesting. Let's try to listen to this one later once again without prejudice.
I bought this one in thrift store because of Al Perkins, lead guitar and slide guitar.

Fritz The Cat
08-13-2017, 07:15 AM
[QUOTE=Fritz The Cat;388259]Tarkus was the keyboard "Tour de force" of Emerson. Italian reissue. RIP![/QUOTE
Very good German pressing with power bass and clear drum sounds.

Fritz The Cat
08-13-2017, 12:27 PM
One of the most fascinating female voices of 20th century popular music.
Listen to B4 "I had my heart set on you": guest guitar by Duane Eddy.
Schön!

SpeakerLabFan
08-13-2017, 12:46 PM
Albert King - King Albert
(1977, Tomato)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-13-2017, 01:06 PM
Vassar Clements John Hartford Dave Holland - s/t
(1984, Rounder) MASTERED BY FRANKFORDWAYNE in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
08-13-2017, 02:43 PM
Ry Cooder - s/t
(1970, Reprise)

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w/ Van Dyke Parks

SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2017, 10:20 AM
June Tabor - Airs And Graces
(1976, Antilles)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-14-2017, 10:43 AM
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP -1A/-1A Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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listening to record 2, sides 3/4. inspired to put this on after reading Phil's stories from this tour.

Fritz The Cat
08-14-2017, 11:52 AM
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
(1972, Warner Bros) WLP -1A/-1A Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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listening to record 2, sides 3/4. inspired to put this on after reading Phil's stories from this tour.

What's the Quintessenz of Phil Lesh's stories? Smokin'? Smokin' what? Too much chemistry? He still is on the road these days (why does he?) .....

Fritz The Cat
08-15-2017, 03:51 AM
One of the greatest English R'n'B voices. Produced by Mike Vernon. One of the best R'n'B producers.
Listen to a fantastic version of Mel & Tim's "Starting all over again" A2.

SpeakerLabFan
08-15-2017, 02:37 PM
What's the Quintessenz of Phil Lesh's stories? Smokin'? Smokin' what? Too much chemistry? He still is on the road these days (why does he?) .....

He goes into a lot of detail on their sound system - although they didn't develop the wall of sound until '74, they did bring their own equipment for the tour and trucked it across the continent. He also talks about side trips to explore the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

It sounds like they were always well supplied with high quality psychedelics including those funny cigarettes (now legal for adult recreational use in the West coast US states including Washington state - yes!!!)

He is kind of a music nerd and by his own admission did not have much of a life outside of the Dead. So I'm not surprised that he keeps going. It's curious how little time he spends talking about his personal relationships or the family life of other band members, but I'm not done with reading his memoir

SpeakerLabFan
08-15-2017, 02:44 PM
John McLaughlin - Devotion
(1972, Douglas) UK pressing

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the Bitches Brew guitarist w/ more fusion stuff. w/ Buddy Miles, Larry Young

SpeakerLabFan
08-15-2017, 03:45 PM
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
(1964, Blue Note) 1966 pressing with "A Division of Liberty Records" on the label

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recycled pictures.

SpeakerLabFan
08-16-2017, 12:05 PM
Annie Haslam - Annie In Wonderland
(1977, Sire) Love to Roy in the deadwax

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produced by Roy Wood, and he plays 15 different instruments on the record.

Fritz The Cat
08-17-2017, 12:21 PM
Box with 3 LPs and 12pages Booklet. Superb German pressing. BASF/MPS were famous for their quality. And they still are!
Recorded live at Dick Gibson's in September 5/6 1971 at the Colorado Jazz Party. At the Grand Ballroom of the fabulous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
2 Sfr. yesterday in a thriftstore in the Rheintal, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Listen to B2 "Getting sentimental over you" with James Moody, tenor sax.

SpeakerLabFan
08-17-2017, 02:21 PM
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
(1974, Reprise)

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w/ EmmyLou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Bernie Leadon, Herb Pederson

SpeakerLabFan
08-18-2017, 02:35 PM
Graham Nash - Wild Tales
(1973, Atlantic) TML in the deadwax

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w/ David Lindley, David Crosby, David Mason, Joni Mitchell

SpeakerLabFan
08-19-2017, 12:44 PM
Iron Butterfly - Heavy
(1968, ATCO) -1A/-1A

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SpeakerLabFan
08-20-2017, 11:02 AM
The Byrds - Fifth Dimension
(1966, Columbia) MONO

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voice of theatr
08-20-2017, 07:08 PM
Secondhand vinyl shop, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Last week. 7.50 Euro.
This album cover smells of a female perfume. Written inside the cover "EVA 5".
Eva? Do you mark your albums with perfume? Why do you?
But, hey Eva, it's a wonderful work by Joe Walsh, isn't it? And the perfume is adequate!!!


Great album! Love the drummer's (Joe Vitale) songwriting contributions -- "Giant Bohemoth" and "Mother Says"

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2017, 11:34 AM
What great dynamics on these 2 LPs! Netherland pressings.
Enjoy the crescendo of big orchestra in "Running scared" C1.

SpeakerLabFan
08-23-2017, 11:40 AM
Miles Davis - Live Evil
(1971, Columbia) -1C/-1C

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4 Studio tracks and 4 live performance tracks from 1970. w/ John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2017, 01:25 PM
Take a look at the beginnings of psychologic science: this is the most ambitious work of Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons.
Hey, these 2 LP's are an interesting alternative to the Who's "Quadrophenia" and "Tommy".
There never was any better Alan Parsons Project than this one, because it's some kind of an ear movie you may enjoy. Many great voices, some beautiful melodies and big orchestra themes.
Hans was the youngest patient of Sigmund Freud: so listen to the Beatles-like "Little Hans" A4.
An anthem to the human condition.
Forgotten/underrated.

Fritz The Cat
08-23-2017, 01:32 PM
Miles Davis - Live Evil
(1971, Columbia) -1C/-1C

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4 Studio tracks and 4 live performance tracks from 1970. w/ John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette
Great artwork by Mati Klarwein. An icon of 20th century music culture...

Fritz The Cat
08-24-2017, 11:48 AM
The Roches vocals, Hugh McCracken & John Hall, additional guitars.
Listen to Arlen Roth, guitar on track B2 "Fear with flying".

Fritz The Cat
08-24-2017, 12:30 PM
Notice on front cover sticker​: "As you have never heard it before".....So:
Picture yourself kneeling on the carpet in front of a big old tube mono radio in 1967 listening to the first tunes of Sgt. Pepper's: It was a big surprise. And in fact there's still the similar amazement today with this one. Hey, you HAVE already heard this one 50 years ago in the same intensivity! By the way not in the same quality. But you didn't know then....
This here undeniably is a "must have" because of the exceptional mixing and the alternate takes showing the fun they had at Abbey Road Studio.
Deadwax inscription: "Miles Abbey Road 1/2 Speed".
The definitive perfect issue? Or is it getting better all the time?

Fritz The Cat
08-25-2017, 10:19 AM
HörZu was the label of a German TV journal in the early 70ies. They had great quality in pressing.
Many fantastic songs covered by John Henry Deighton with big orchestra in the style of Barry Ryan.
Deighton who?
Hey, it's Chris Farlowe. His alias is a tribute to guitarist Tal Farlowe.
Listen to Timmon's/Hendricks' "Moanin'" B4. Who played the sitar? Anybody knows?

SpeakerLabFan
08-25-2017, 11:16 AM
Miles Davis - Big Fun
(1974, Columbia) 1977 issue;-1A/-1B both LPs

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with Corea, Hancock, McLaughlin, Airto, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Cobham, Joe Zawinul

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2017, 05:10 AM
Live at the Montreux Festival, July 21, 1982.
Jack Bruce bass, Billy Cobham dr, Lou Donaldson as, Eric Gale guitar.
A very special fantastic band!

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2017, 09:08 AM
Who had stolen their bullets? And why did he?
Mediocre dynamics on this English pressing.

Fritz The Cat
08-26-2017, 09:36 AM
A "North Side" and a "South Side". Is there any difference concerning the tracks? Anybody able to explain? OK "Dixie" B4 is a southern rock reminiscence. It's southern rock at all on north and south sides and everywhere...

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2017, 01:33 AM
Hats off to this fantastic but often neglected instrument: the trombone.
Wonderful album to listen to on a bright sunday morning like this while working in the kitchen.
Mercifully not too much polluted by synthesizers though it was produced by George Duke.
Listen to the furious trumpet solo by Freddy Hubbard on "Bottom heart" B4.

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2017, 02:11 AM
Too much of sugarcoated lightweight-MOR-production by Ted Templeman though these studio cracks were involved: Paul Barrere guitar, Bob Glaub bass, Bill Payne kb, Jim Horn sax et al.
But Nicolette Larson's voice is a gem in this "Humpta-Humpta" sounds.
One song is outstanding because it's not "over-produced": Lowell George's "Trouble" B5 only with this beautiful piano by Van Dyke Parks and her voice.

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2017, 02:47 AM
Concerning my last post about Ted Templeman's production of Nicolette Larson's LP: this one was not produced by TT.
Fortunately he only had the job of the "executive" producer.
This is a big one with Roscoe Beck, Vinnie Colaiuta and Russell Ferrante.
Listen to this guitar anthem: B2 Russell Ferrante's "Revelation".
Unfortunately i don't have a daughter......

Fritz The Cat
08-27-2017, 12:54 PM
45rpm maxi single. 2 live tracks previously unreleased recorded by Manor Mobile. Location??
"California Blue" from his last LP "Mystery Girl" produced by Jeff Lynne. Test your Hifi equipment with this one!
Maximum dynamics. Love these maxi single pressings (if it's not Disco-Schrott)!

SpeakerLabFan
08-27-2017, 01:39 PM
Pat Metheny Group - American Garage
(1979, ECM) MASTERDISK RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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Fritz The Cat
08-28-2017, 02:01 PM
Powerful fresh guitar playing by James McCulloch.
Listen to the catchy "Catch 22" A4.

Fritz The Cat
08-29-2017, 12:42 PM
Fantastic guitar playing by Herb Ellis. Ray Brown bass.
2016 limited (???) reissue foldcover edition. Front cover photo by famous French photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.

SpeakerLabFan
08-29-2017, 03:10 PM
Elton John - Honky Chateau
(1972, Uni)

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SpeakerLabFan
08-30-2017, 12:17 PM
Jan Garbarek Keith Jarrett - Belonging
(1974, ECM) STERLING RL, side 1

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SpeakerLabFan
08-30-2017, 04:05 PM
James Taylor - One Man Dog
(1972, Warner Bros) German pressing

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Fritz The Cat
08-31-2017, 07:59 AM
Including some funky Dutch rock'n'roll bands, some dynamite from Berlin (weird Nina Hagen) & a bizzarre mama from Detroit (Lene Lovich).....
Remembering the great Herman Brood.

SpeakerLabFan
08-31-2017, 03:00 PM
The Meters - Cabbage Alley
(1972, Reprise) -1B / -1B WLP

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recycled pics. Includes a cool cover of Neil Young's Birds.

SpeakerLabFan
08-31-2017, 03:49 PM
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
(1968, Columbia) MONO, -1C / -1C

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with the mono switch engaged.

SpeakerLabFan
09-01-2017, 11:26 AM
Miles Davis - Seven Steps To Heaven
(1963, Columbia) WLP, MONO

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Fritz The Cat
09-01-2017, 02:13 PM
​Listen to B4 "Loner".

Fritz The Cat
09-01-2017, 02:35 PM
Without Graham Parker. Brinsley Schwarz and Martin Belmont guitars.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2017, 04:25 AM
Very good German pressing. Superb fingerpicking and sliding.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2017, 04:36 AM
Recorded live in Paris at Theatre Le Palace, Montmartre, July 6/7/8/9, 1977 with the Manor Mobile Recording Unit.
Guitars by John Etheridge.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2017, 07:28 AM
Butch Trucks drums.
Lead vocals by Gregg.
Unreleased 1969 demo recordings for the group called "31st of February". Interesting.
Listen to this early version of "Melissa" A5.

Fritz The Cat
09-02-2017, 07:43 AM
Good USA pressing. Fine dynamics. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc, New York.

SpeakerLabFan
09-02-2017, 09:48 AM
Love - s/t
(1966, Elektra) MONO; 2017 Rhino Summer of Love reissue

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Love this, a spectacular sounding reissue. recycled pictures

SpeakerLabFan
09-02-2017, 10:42 AM
Van Morrison - A Period Of Transition
(1977, Warner Bros)

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Dr. John on piano and co-producing credits with Van Morrison.

SpeakerLabFan
09-02-2017, 06:06 PM
Giles, Giles & Fripp - The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp
(1968, Deram) 1976 Japanese pressing

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terrific sonics. King Crimson guys. appropriately weird songs punctuated with killer playing.

SpeakerLabFan
09-03-2017, 10:09 AM
Pat Metheny - New Chautauqua
(1979, ECM) Trio records/Japanese pressing

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A Metheny classic, I purchased this title new in '79. This copy was a fun garage sale find from 2010.

Malefoda
09-03-2017, 12:38 PM
Maybe because the sub-plater of my Thorens is dead. Old world primal rage. Classic black metal.

Behexen "Blessed Be the Darkness"
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https://youtu.be/qtnOW21Nk1M

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2017, 01:39 AM
Maybe because the sub-plater of my Thorens is dead. Old world primal rage. Classic black metal.

Behexen "Blessed Be the Darkness"
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https://youtu.be/qtnOW21Nk1M

Be quick to repair your Thorens........!

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2017, 09:16 AM
Great songwriting. Recorded at Electric Lady, NYC.

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2017, 11:45 AM
Underrated trio. A super group?
In retrospective Bob Welch was a great guitar player. Wasn't he a very important influence for Fleetwood Mac after Peter Green?
Underrated LP. Interesting songwriting. Glenn Cornick was the bass player in early Jethro Tull.
Listen to A2 "Big Towne, 2061".

Fritz The Cat
09-05-2017, 12:13 PM
One of the most underrated guitarists.
Look at the crazy guitar model!
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisc NYC.
Listen to instrumental version of "When a man loves a woman" A4.
A masterpiece!

SpeakerLabFan
09-06-2017, 03:09 PM
Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink
(1971, Deram/London)

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great stuff, I don't listen to this enough. With the original lineup. A softer edge to the music than contemporary work by King Crimson or Soft Machine, but the same quirks and musical brilliance.

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2017, 12:48 AM
​A bright spot in the darkness off the 80ies rock-pop-synthies-new wave music business.
Listen to the driving hypnotic "Get it on" A1.

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2017, 04:55 AM
Feat. Jasper Van't Hof kb, Nicola Fiszman b, Fredy Studer dr.
Recorded June 25.-27., 1985 at Soundville Luzern, Switzerland by Rene Zingg. It was mixed before it was recorded......by those quick Germans at Tonstudio Bauer!
Listen to the beautiful tune "Plum Island" A1.