Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mirkwood - Mirkwood (1973 uk hard rock and heavy progressive rock 2008 Garden Of Delights remastered edition - Wave)


Dedicated to OldrockerBR (PHrock Blog) who was the original seeder

Seven lengthy tracks with incredible perfect rhythm changes, harsh guitar solos and also silent and epic tracks. One of the ten records for a lonely island. But incredible rare and almost impossible to find.
The band was formed in Dover,Kent in early 1971 by Jack Castle and Mick Morris.By 1971 heavy rock had become the predominant musical force:Jack and Mick resolved to form a new band that would play entirely original material and feature dual lead guitars three-part harmony vocals and a tight rhythm section.The outcome of their endeavours was named Mirkwood,with an initial line-up of Derek Bowley (lead vocals),Jack Castle and Mick Morris (both guitar and vocals),Steve Smith (drums) and Andy Broadbent (bass).In early 1972 Dave Evans was brought in to replace Andy Broadbent.Until their last gig in June 1975 the band played throughout the South East of England including support work to some well-known bands including,Supertramp.Mirkwood got together just once more,in 1978 for a reunion performance at the Marlowe Theatre,Canterbury.The only 'proper' recording that Mirkwood made was for an album on the Flams Ltd Label (catalogue No PR1067) a local record label.Recording commenced on 17 January 1973 at Jack's house in Whitfield,Dover on a Revox reel-to-reel tape recorder!The machine was operated by Ron Nunn (hence the initials 'REN' on the back sleeve),he also designed the album's cover.A mere 99 copies of the album were pressed,the majority ending up with family,friends and local supporters.
It was essentially a live recording. We just set up the equipment at Jack's house as if we were on stage and Ron Nunn (that's what the REN on the cover stands for) recorded us straight onto on his Revox tape recorder! There were no overdubs or special effects - it was a completely live sound. The album contained the first batch of songs we wrote and we have always regretted not recording some of our later material which only exists now on a few very poor quality live tapes. After Mirkwood's last appearance (it was at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury in 1978) Jack and I played together during the early 80's in a band called EASY ACTION and Derek and I were in a band called ICEBREAKER from the late 80's until 1995. Jack now lives in Wales and has a solo act. Derek and I occasionally get together at local venues and I still play quite often (mainly jazz on guitar and Irish music on banjo!). Sadly, I've lost touch with the others." (By courtesy of the band member Mick Morris, who gave this informations. Thanks, Mike!) - (By Adamus67)

Tracklist
01- Take my Love - 4:39
02- Love´s glass of sunshine - 11:32
03- Just because - 5:21
04- The leech - 5:22
05- The vision - 3:31
06- Clockwise - 6:06
07- Levandula - 7:23



Credits
Derek Bowley (lead vocals)
Jack Castle (guitar, vocals)
Mick Morris (guitar, vocals)
Steve Smith (drums)
Andy Broadbent (bass)


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rockets With Jim McCarty - (Great Us Rock - Live At JB'S Mt Clemens 1978 - Cobo Arena Detroit 1979-12-31 - Wave)


Tracklist
JB's Mt Clemens 1978
101- Sweet Rock & Roll
102- Messin...
103- Lookin' For Love
104- Fast Thing In Detroit
105- Can't Sleep
106- Blues
107- Love Me Once Again
201- Takin'It
202- Ramona
203- She's A Pretty One
204- Carol
205- Love Transfusion

Cobo Arena Detroit 1979
206- I Can't Just Stop Cryin'
207- Ramona
208- Love Transfusion
209- She's A Pretty One
210- Oh Well

About Cobo Arena Detroit 1979 : This is not the complete show, this is the most listenable portion of a tape I recorded from the radio. Approximately the first 15 minutes and the last 30 minutes are not included.



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Jim McCarty & Mystery Train (Blue Goose Inn - St. Clair Shores - Michigan - 2009-12-31 - Wave)



Fantastic concert by Mystery Train with Jim McCarty & Rick Stell guitars on fire !!!
Many Thanks to Billy Bardo for sharing these gems !!!


The Pretty Things - BBC Sessions (1964-1973 uk classic rock - 2003 2 cds Repertoire records edition - Wave)


 The Pretty Things were really two groups. 1. The studio band who used the facilities of Abbey Road to their ultimate and produced crafted recordings the equal of The Beatles. 2. The live band who shed many of the niceties in favour of dynamics and a heavier, rockier sound. This excellent value double CD (each one is 79 minutes long) highlights much of the bands BBC session work which extended from 1964 through to 1973. Many of the songs underwent changes during the course of numerous gigs and these changes were usually for the better. The inclusion of guitarist Peter Tolson on the Parachute material also served to kick the songs onto a different harder hitting plain and also served to illustrate his wonderful and much missed guitar virtuosity.Repertoire's packaging and Mike Stax's sleeve notesd is first rate. The only grouse being the missed opportunity to hear a number of songs that were never recorded and survive still in the BBC vaults. (By Alan Lakey)  
  The Pretty Things were no strangers to the various converted theatres, cinemas and hotels that made up the suite of studios in which the BBC recorded radio light entertainment shows, gardening forums, dance hall orchestras and rock bands. 
In fact the earliest session here dates from October 1964, which coincides with the release of only their second single, Don't Bring Me Down. The five track session is included in full and includes Don't Bring Me Down, Big Boss Man (which had been the B-side of the first single) and R&B selections from their future first album, including two by Bo Diddley, from whose song Pretty Thing the band took their name. On the two singles session drummers had been employed, so here is a chance to hear the tunes performed exclusively by the band. 
It isn't clear how many sessions and concert appearances the band made between 1964 and 1976 when the band were mothballed for quite a while, but sixteen are drawn from on these two discs. In the sixties these were taken from Saturday Club and John Peel's Top Gear programme, but in the seventies they are drawn from various presenters' shows, including David Symonds, Alan Black, Mike Harding and John Peel. Broadcast dates are given, but further details such as recording dates, line-ups and studio locations are skimpy at best. 
There are two recordings of their minor 1966 hit Midnight To Six Man, one for a TV show (in very poor sound), the other far better performance from Saturday Club, and, like the single, featuring the tinkling ivories of session pianist Nicky Hopkins. After this came a swift change of direction, when like a lot of bands, they temporarily ditched soul and R&B and fully embraced psychedelia. In the case of the Pretties this included sitar-soaked pieces such as Defecting Grey and Turn My Head (a song that never got a commercial release), and then the full blown and highly influential mini-opera S F Sorrow, from which all of their 1968 session for Top Gear was drawn. 
The Pretty Things were in a constant state of flux with frequent changes in line-up and neither of the two songs included from their 1969 session made it onto a record either, and by 1970 even founder-guitarist Dick Taylor had left the band leaving only original vocalist and songwriter Phil May left from the line-up that had recorded Rosalyn, their first single from 1964, though Dick Taylor did make a guest appearance on their 1972 re-visit to the song for Top Gear. Nevertheless, the Parachute album material and the various tracks from singles that make up what they recorded for the BBC on the rest of the first disc show a lively, focused, inventive band very much on top of their live performances, with the new members clearly being allowed full creative input. 
Disc One's final track and the first four songs on Disc Two all come from the same concert, recorded in stereo on 9 August 1973 at the Golders Green Hippodrome, for the In Concert programme, introduced by Pete Drummond. Indeed, at a approximately half-an-hour it probably represents the full segment of the Pretty Thing's part of the hour long show, and includes an uncredited performance of Onion Soup/Another Bowl. Most of this featured on their album Freeway Madness, though also included is their cover of Route 66, a song also covered by the Rolling Stones, a group with which the Pretties were often compared in the early days, especially since Dick Taylor had been a member of an early version of that band before they were signed. Onion Soup and Route 66 also featured on a studio session for Bob Harris's Sounds Of The Seventies recorded a fortnight later, and on which they previewed Atlanta, which was to figure on their album Silk Torpedo in 1975. 
Two sessions for John Peel recorded at Maida Vale (and not for In Concert or in front of an audience as stated in the booklet notes) in December 1974 and July 1975 conclude the second disc. They mainly again draw from Silk Torpedo, though there are two surprises. The first is an unlikely version of Dudley Moore's instrumental theme tune for the series Not Only But Also, probably led by recent keyboard recruit Gordon Edwards, and the other is a stomping return to Big City, a song written by their manager Jimmy Duncan from their eponymous first album of a decade earlier. 
It is fascinating to retrace the rocky road travelled by the band over this eventful decade in these unique and valuable recordings. Some of them come from transcription discs made for World Service broadcasts, without which many of these and other priceless sessions by other bands and artists would not have survived at all. How much more of their BBC work has survived isn't known though there are hints in the booklet that there may be more to come on further releases, which I for one will be keen to explore.(By Laurence Upton )

Tracklist
 Cd 01 1. Big Boss Man 2. Don't Bring Me Down 3. Mama Keep Your Big Mouth Shut 4. Roadrunner 5. Big City 6. Midnight To Six Man 7. Sittin' All Alone 8. Midnight To Six Man 9. Buzz The Jerk 10. LSD 11. Defecting Grey 12. Turn My Head 13. Walking Through My Dreams 14. Balloon Burning 15. SF Sorrow Is Born 16. She Says Good Morning 17. Send You With Loving 18. Spring 19. Sickle Clowns 20. She's A Lover 21. Cries From The Midnight Circus 22. Stone Hearted Mama 23. Cold Stone 24. Summertime 25. Rosalyn 26. All Night Sailor 27. Religion's Dead 
 Cd 02 28. Havana Bound 29. Love Is Good 30. Route 66 31. Onion Soup/Another Bowl 32. Route 66 33. Peter/Rip Off Train 34. Atlanta 35. Bridge Of God 36. Singapore Silk 37. Torpedo 38. Come Home Momma 39. Dream/Joey 40. Not Only But Also 41. Big City 42. Belfast Cowboys/Bruise In The Sky

Credits 
Phil May - Vocals 
Pete Tolson Guitar 
Victor Unitt - Guitar 
Stuart Brooks - Bass 
Wally Allen Waller - Bass, Vocals  
John Povey - Keyboards 
Viv Prince - Drums 
Skip Alan - Drums 
Gordon Edwards - Vocals

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Jim McCarty & The Hell Drivers - 2009-04-18 - Memphis Smoke- Royal Oak - Michigan


The players:
Jim McCarty - guitar
Johnny Bee Badanjek - drums
Jim Edwards - vocals - harmonica
Marvin Conrad - bass
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cd 1
01-Rock You Up - (Romantics)
02-Gimme Some More - (See Dick Run)
03-No Pills - (Torpedos)
04-Respect - (Rationals)
05-Desire - (Rockets)
06-Turn Up The Radio - (Rockets)
07-Sunspot Baby - (Bob Seger)
08-I Wanna Be Your Dog - (Iggy-Stooges)
09-Money - (Smokey Robinson)
10-Lucille - (Little Richard/Rockets)
11-Jenny Take A Ride - (Mitch Ryder)
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cd 2
01-Detroit Music Awards Presentation
02-Rock 'N Roll - (Detroit & Mitch Ryder)
03-Taking It Back - (Rockets)
04-Thats What I Like About You - (Romantics)
05-Ramona - (Rockets)
06-Jumping Jack Flash - (Rolling Stones)
07-Oh Well - (Peter Green's Fleetwood mac)
08-Lust For Life - (Iggy)
09-Get Out Of Denver - (Bob Seger)
10-Gimmie Shelter - (Rolling Stones)
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The Savage Resurrection - The Savage Resurrection - (1968 great us psychedelic rock - Wave)


On their only album, the Savage Resurrection mined a psychedelic sound that was not as heavy and metallic as Blue Cheer (also produced by Abe "Voco" Kesh), but at the same time more garagey in feel than that of the average Bay Area psychedelic band. Sometimes it's pedestrian blues-rock with overlong riffing, as on the accurately titled "Jammin.'" At its best, it has the spacier, folkier, and more melodic feel that was characteristic of much '60s Californian psychedelic music, as on "Someone's Changing." More dissonant and Middle Eastern influences make themselves known on "Every Little Song" and "Tahitian Melody," and the backup vocals on "Remlap's Cave, Pt. 2" indicate that they did their share of listening to the Who's "A Quick One, While He's Away." Randy Hammon and John Palmer create an intense and thick dual-guitar sound throughout (separated so that Hammon's playing is on the left channel, and Palmer's on the right). The CD reissue on Mod Lang adds informative historical liner notes and three previously unissued rehearsal recordings as bonus cuts, including different versions of "Thing in 'E'" and "Tahitian Melody," and a cover of "River Deep Mountain High." (Richie Unterberger, All Music Guide) 

Original copies of this 1968 album (the group's only release) now change hands for hallucinogenic prices. Guitarist Randy Hammon recently managed to wrestle licensing rights from PolyGram and now you can hear this young, punk-psychedelic outfit without breaking the bank or going bootleg.
Their self-confessed Hendrix obsession is immediately obvious. First track, Thing In E, is a speeded up version of Jimi's first album, first track, Foxy Lady. Throughout one hears similarly loud echoes. Love obviously motivated the intricate structure and well-executed tempo switches of Someone's Changin', and Country Joe is conjured up by the good-humoured, hippy-funk of Fox Is Sick.
What saves the group from dismissal as well-meaning imitators (and from the vaults of collectors) are the glimpses of raw power they show on fuzzed-up R&B doodlebugs such as Appeal To The Happy and, conversely, moments of left-field, ethnic delicacy, as on Tahitian Melody. Undeveloped potential to go. 
(Mojo Music Magazine, 1999)


Band line-up 
Bill Harper - lead vocals, percussion 
Randy Hammon - lead guitar, vocals 
John Palmer - lead guitar, vocals 
Steve Lage - bass, vocals 
Jeff Myer - drums 

Tracks Listing 
01- Thing In "E" 3:06 (Palmer) 
02- Every Little Song 1:51 (Hammon) 
03- Talking To You 2:45 (Palmer, Harper) 
04- Tahitian Melody 3:45 (Palmer) 
05- Jammin' 8:07 (Palmer, Hammon) 
06- Fox Is Sick 2:42 (Palmer) 
07- Someone's Changing 2:35 (Palmer, Hammon) 
08- Remlap's Cave Part II 2:55 (Palmer) 
09- Appeal To The Happy 4:20 (Palmer, Harper) 
10- Expectations 4:59 (Palmer) 
Bonus Tracks
11- Thing In "E" 3:30 (Palmer) 
12- Tahitian Melody 3:39 (Palmer) 
13- River Deep Mountain High 3:29 (Spector, Barry, Greenwich) 

Recorded At Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, Calif. 
Produced By Abe 'Voco' Kesh (Randy Hammon & Alec Palao) 
Sleeve Redesign: Patrick Roques 
Special Thanks To: Alec Palao, Nick Saloman, . . . 

Robert Savage - The Adventures Of Robert Savage Vol. 1 (1971 great us psychedelic hard rock - Wave)


Volume 1 is the First and only Album by the American Hard-Rock Psychedelic Band The Adventures Of Robert Savage.
Little is known about this Band, apart from having recorded this Album in California, United States, so it is thought that they are Americans. I really don't know what i can say about them, because there is really no information, and the fact that they are Americans is already a supposition. The Cover-Art may be misleading, i thought this was a Medieval Rock Album, while it is a 70's Hard-Rock Album. It is very good nonetheless, a fantastic drawing of an hero slaying a Dragon on the top of a cliff.
The opening song, "Beaver Baby" starts with a strong Guitar Riff, very groovy, and some extraordinary Vocal work, especially the Female. The song is very powerful, and it is undoubtedly one of the best songs in the Album. "Milk Run" there are parts of the song thar are extremely enjoyable, the Vocals for instance, have some great moments (some weren't so great) and the Guitar Solo is also something which should not be discarded. "Don´t Run And Hide" best part is the Refrain, which unfortunately is repeated only a few times, for a music this long. The Drums take the lead role in "A Hard One", which is a very Soul-full song, with Jimi Hendrix like Vocals. This one, "7 Days Drunk", would be better of without the Guitars, because it as some very catchy moments, but they don't correspond to the Guitar lines. The largest song in the Album is probably also the weakest "Save Us From The Cyclops", is extremely tedious, and has the smell of something that has been rotten for ages. "Amy" starts bad, but it starts getting better and better, until the moment where a Guitar full of effects, starts a Kick-Ass Solo. "Road Apples" is truly a great finale. A 4 and an half minutes instrumental Jam, with a fantastic Guitar work and an amazing Beat. It is truly the best end this Record could have.
Volume 1 indicates that they intended to record more Albums, but it never happened.(From Red Hippie Blog)


Tracklist
01- Beaver Baby (3:05)
02- Milk Run (3:10)
03- Don't Run And Hide (4:03)
04- A Hard One (3:19)
05- 7 Days Drunk (4:29)
06- Save Us From The Cyclops (5:46)
07- Amy (3:55)
08- Lonely World (3:08)
09- Road Apples (4:24)

Credits
Don Parish - Vocals, Bass
Robert Savage - Vocals, Guitar
Tommy Richards - Drums

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Robert Savage Group - 1971-02-19- Swing Auditorium, Orange Show Fairgrounds,San Bernadino, CA - Soundboard - Wave)


Rare and great concert by Robert Savage Group , great sound .....
Many thanks to SIRMick for sharing this gem & rockrarecollectionfetish for the artwork

* There is some occasional feedback but it isn't really distracting.
* There is a small tape problem during "7 Days Drunk", I had to cut out around 3 seconds.

Tracklist
01- Stage announcements/tuning and intro
02- Milk Run
03- Tomorrow's Menu
04- Amy (The Insane)
05- Beaver Run
06- Lonely World
07- The Stumble
08- Don´t Run And Hide
09- 7 Days//Drunk

Credits
Robert Savage - guitar, vocals
Don Parish - bass
Tommy Richards - drums
Unknown - keyboards

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Juicy Groove - First Tate (1978 great us psych garage with members of Steppenwolf & Captain Beefheart - Wave)


Juicy Groove was a short-lived supergroup of sorts, featuring former members of Steppenwolf (guitarist Mars Bonfire, a.k.a. Dennis Edmonton) and Captain Beefheart's Magic Band (guitarist Mercury Flyer, a.k.a. Elliot Ingber, and bassist Gary "Magic" Marker). There were numerous drummers involved; the drums are credited to Thundercloud, a nickname for Mike Cassidy, son of Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy. The elder Cassidy is not credited, but Ed reportedly drummed on some of the songs, and Iron Butterfly's Ron Bushy drummed on one. Their lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist was a character named Michael "Rainbow" Neal, an associate of Sky Saxon who was involved in some of Saxon's post-Seeds activities. On their 1978 album, Juicy Groove played unashamed '60's-style garage psychedelia as if the previous decade had never ended.
Juicy Groove's only album was titled First Taste. It was a picture disc released on a label called Payola. It's a hilariously anachronistic set of acid-fried hippie-rock tunes, recorded with a relatively lo-fi quality for a late-'70's album. There are no songwriting credits on the disc, but at least three songs ("Starry Ride", "Drums Guitars Stars", "Tired Of Bein' Poor") were co-written by Seeds leader Sky Saxon. The uninhibited frontman "Rainbow" Neal alternately moans like a stoner and howls like a lunatic. The trippy "Starry Ride" feels like just that. "Drums Guitars Stars" is a Jefferson Airplane-like anthem (complete with a Grace Slick soundalike named Victoria Reid) about rocking and rolling your way to fame. The similar-minded "Concert Fever" (which features Iron Butterfly drummer Ron Bushy) is filled with obviously dubbed sounds of audience applause. The album's carefree drug-soaked party vibe results in infectious, delirious enjoyment. Fans of Rhino's Nuggets box sets may want to dig this record up, because they'll probably dig it.

Tracklist
01. Secret Lover
02. Juicy Groove
03. Late Last Night
04. Drums Guitars Stars
05. Tired Of Bein' Poor
06. Concert Fever
07. Two Shy
08. Starry Ride
09. Spread Love
10. Havin' Fun



Credits
Rainbow Neal: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Vocals
Magic Marker: (Captain Beefheart): Bass
Mars Bonfire (Steppenwolf): Guitar
Elliot Ingber:(Captain Beefheart): Guitar
Ron Bushy (Iron Butterfly): Drums
Mike Cassidy (Thundercloud): Drums
Victoria Reid: Vocals



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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Think - Variety (1973 excellent german heavy prog - 2002 edition with 2 bonus tracks - wave)


Think was one of many German incidents in the early 1970s which produced one album and then disappeared for ever and ever. The band featured skilled musicians, for example two from Hungary and one Czech who some day played in Germany with the Philharmonia Hungarica ... and then decided to stay. Soon they found some German mates to build up a six-piece crew and came in contact with the Marl/Ruhrgebiet based label Menga which 1973 released their sole album 'Variety'. This is an appropriate album title by all means.
They offer a nearly eclectic sound when mixing up classical, jazzy, symphonic, heavy, folk, blues and psych elements to something very interesting and enjoyable. With other words: this is nothing rough and unpolished ... if anything than the two bonus tracks probably, earlier recordings included on the Garden Of Delights reissue. Both appear in a more heavy rock vein where More Drops is also clearly Pink Floyd infected. The groovy All that I remember shines with some experimental gimmicks. This foreshadows the trickiness of the following regular album tracks.

think start the album very relaxed, folksy, the title song is decorated with violin and Frank Voigt's flute, later turning to a swinging jazzy mood and even classical impressions. And so on ... they build up a surprising chain of varying impressions provided with turns and breaks where you immediately can recognize the compositional ability. Then you will meet the mellow instrumental Watercorps - of course once interrupted by a frantic hurry-up. Drops is pervaded with hallucinatory impressions as well as jazzy excursions. The epic Draw Conclusions from partially sounds like performed by the Keef Hartley Band, bluesy with playful organ ...

... so you can hear they take the album title quite literally. And it works on top of it! Vocals are surprisingly good compared to other German bands and all in all this is somewhat relaxed music. As mentioned before 'Variety' is digitally remastered and re-issued, available via Garden Of Delights. The booklet of 32 pages holds many images, illustrating the spirit of that time very nicely. A very good progressive rock effort - recommended! (By Rivertree)

Tracklist
01. Variety - 7:37
02. Watercorps - 5:07
03. Drops - 8:19
04. Draw Conclusions From ... - 13:59
05. Last Door - 3:15
06. More Drops (Bonus Track) - 7:54 
07. All That I Remember (Bonus Track) - 6:46


Credits
Frank Voigt / flute, effects
Gerd Pohl / guitar, vocals
Ricky Ramor / bass
Rodrigo Ramor / vocals, percussion
Friedhelm Wördehoff / drums, percussion
Kajo Sandrik / keyboards, viola, vocals, percussion


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Five Day Rain - Five Day Rain (1969 great uk heavy psych & prog - 2006 extended edition - wave)


This is the first authorised issue of one of the best English albums on the edge between psychedelia and progressive: Five Day Rain. The band formed in late '68 as Iron Prophet, a heavy trio comprising Rick Sharpe, Clive Shepherd and Dick Hawkes. They changed their name to Five Day Rain in early 1970, with the arrival of Graham Maitland and the beginning of the recordings presented here. The usual disagreement between musicians, management and producers led the album to be shelved (only a few acetates were pressed) and the band to split. Rick Sharpe, Shepherd and Maitland formed the short-lived Studd Pump before taking separate ways, with Sharpe joining glam rockers Streak and Maitland resurfacing with Glencoe.
Five Day Rain was issued for the first time on CD a dozen years ago, with a nice John Hurford artwork made for International Times magazine, but without both musicians and illustrator permit. This new issue, made with the essential contribution of Rick Sharpe, uses the original running order and is enriched by a few bonus tracks: a Bob Dylan cover (Too Much Of Nothing) and four tracks recorded at the time but left off the purposed LP. These, which have been completed by Rick Sharpe with a few overdubs in November 2005, are the only recorded proof of the original heavier Iron Prophet sound. The 12 pages booklet features the band's detailed story, with never-seen-before photos and Sharpe's own funny anecdotes, while John Hurford has generously created a brand new artwork, elaborated by Loriana Martin.(By pinkmoon)


Tracklist:
01. Marie's A Woman - 2:54
02. Don't Be Mislead - 2:20
03. Good Year - 4:03
04. Fall Out - 3:32
05. Leave It At That - 5:22
06. The Reason Why - 4:44
07. Sea Song - 4:13
08. Rough Cut Marmalade - 11:05
09. Lay Me Down - 1:16
10. Too Much Of Nothing - 3:38
11. Antonia - 3:14
12. So Don't Worry - 3:28
13. The Boy - 5:46
14. Wanna Make Love To You - 4:58

Credits:
Graham Maitland - keyboards
Rick Sharp - guitars
Clive Burges - bass
Kim - drums
Sharon Tandy – vocals


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Phantasia - Phantasia (1971-72 us superb psychedelic folk rock - wave)


Reissue of US psychedelic ultra rarity recorded 1971/72. The original albums (a complete one and a one-sided) are legends for all psychedelic/garage collectors, only 25 copies pressed of each -- not many people have the pleasure of having seen a copy. The music is creeping slowly and sensitively in your mind, whether stoned or not ö it takes you wherever you want. Those are the complete sessions, 55mins in mastertape quality presented the first time to the public -- extremely informative booklet (20 sided), with outstanding artwork and colour photos. One of the best Psychedelic albums, playing in the same league as Fraction, Music Emporium, Hunger, Mystic Siva, Damon. Later the band changed into Trizo 50 that will also be released on WIS. For us unbelievable that this extremely talented band didn't make it. (forcedexposure.com)

I had the pleasure of hearing the material on this CD when it was first being done by the band back in the early seventies. Hearing it all again on this re-issue ( the original was relegated to 25 vinyl copies for the use of demos ) has been a enjoyable trip down memory lane - but more than that, it still sounds as good, if not better, then it did back then. Lyrical and melodic, plaintive and poetic it is just short of amazing that this band did not become a major force in the music of the times. The liner notes explain a lot about why it didn't; maninly the reason so many bands fail and fall apart: the human factor. Individual vanity and egotism and members with personal agendas that transcend team work.It was a shame since in all other aspects the group really had something going for themselves.The team of John DePugh and Bob Walkinhorst as song writer collaborators should have taken things to a grander and heightand scale, but regretfully it did not. Nevertheless it is really good to see that this music has been saved for posterity and is available for those of several generations later to hear. It is a doorway into the 70s world of psychedalia. For those who step through that threashold I assure you a grand experience. They just don't make music like this anymore.(By Robert N. Taylor)

Tracklist
01. Transparent Face
02. Winter Wind
03. Talk To The Moon
04. Chasing Now The Flying Time
05. Featheredge
06. Genena
07. Willow Creek
08. Give Life Another Try
09. I Talk To The Moon (Different Version)
10. Winter Wind (Different Version)
11. Chasing Now The Flying Time (Different Version)
12. The Saddest Song I Know


Credits
David Johnson - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Bob Walkenhorst - Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Tympany
Jim Clapper - Bass Guitar, Vocals, Claves
John DePugh - Drums, Bongos, Maracas


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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spirit - Michigan Palace - November 30th 1975 - Good Audience - Flac


Tracklist
1. Verushka
2. Hey Joe
3. Nothing To Hide
4. Nature's Way
5. Electro Jam
6. Like A Rolling Stone

Credits
Randy California - Guitar, vocals
Ed Cassidy - Drums
John Locke - Keyboards
Barry Keene - Bass
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