Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic – Pictures At An Exhibition (1980) M 35165 - 1st US Pressing LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic – Pictures At An Exhibition (1980) M 35165 - 1st US Pressing LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic Orchestra – Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures At An Exhibition/La Valse
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Label: CBS Masterworks/M 35165 | Release: 1980 | Genre: Classical

Here are sets of Pictures to suit almost every personal art gallery. The newest issue (though not the most recently recorded—it has a 1979 analogue source) is the least memorable. The orchestral playing is excellent and certain portrayals are striking, the ”Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”, for instance and ”Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle”, while the closing sequence is strongly projected.

The Chieftains – The Chieftains 2 (1971) Island Records/ILPS-9365 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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The Chieftains – The Chieftains 2 (1971) Island Records/ILPS-9365 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Chieftains – The Chieftains 2
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Label: Island Records/ILPS-9365 | Released: 1971 | US Issue: 1976 | Genre: Irish-Folk

This is the real stuff, the very best of the group’s early albums and the best representation of the Chieftains’ original sound.

The Chieftains – The Chieftains (1964) Island Records/ILPS 9364 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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The Chieftains – The Chieftains (1964) Island Records/ILPS 9364 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Chieftains – The Chieftains
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Label: Island Records/ILPS 9364 | Released: 1964 | US Issue: 1976 | Genre: Irish-Folk

The debut album by the Chieftains, recorded when they were still a semi-professional outfit, is more restrained than their subsequent efforts. The opening number introduces each of the bandmembers, Paddy Moloney and Sean Potts on pipes, followed by Michael Tubridy on flute and David Fallon on bodhran, Martin Fay on the fiddle, and then Tubridy on the concertina. The group would later acquire what can only be called a more soulful approach, but the playing here was a revelation at the time, if only for its stripped-down authenticity.

David Bowie – The Rise And Fall (1972) RCA Victor/AYL1-3843 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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David Bowie – The Rise And Fall (1972) RCA Victor/AYL1-3843 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
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Label: RCA Victor/AYL1-3843 | Release: 1972 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of rock music
WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM
Deeply inspired by the rise and fall of Vince Taylor (whom Bowie incidentally met in 1971). David/Ziggy will mix this story with science-fiction themes, the atmosphere of the star rock system mixing the whole stuff with his androgynous look. Ziggy will appear as such on stage. Intelligent glam rock? Probably.

Galadriel – Galadriel (1971) Akarma/AK 158 – IT 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Galadriel – Galadriel (1971) Akarma/AK 158 – IT 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Galadriel – Galadriel
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Label: Akarma/AK 158 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2001 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection
Galadriel biography
The band’s sole legacy, a self-titled album released in 1971, is quite similar to myriads of obscure early 70’s rock bands with vague progressive leanings: blues based with elements of soft or folk-rock (JETHRO TULL-style for the flute), a bit of jazz and some hard rock.

Serú Girán – Serú Girán (1978) Sazam Records/SR-16052 – 1st AR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

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Serú Girán – Serú Girán (1978) Sazam Records/SR-16052 – 1st AR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Serú Girán - Serú Girán
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Label: Sazam Records / SR-16052 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Initially panned by both the public and the press, Serú girán gradually won the Argentine people and became a historic album and the beginning of Serú Girán, the Argentine Beatles!….

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Donovan – Fairytale (1965) Musidisc/mini-27 – BR Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Donovan – Fairytale (1965) Musidisc/mini-27 – BR Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Donovan ‎– Fairytale
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Label: Musidisc/mini-27 | Release: 1965 | This Issue: 1969 | Genre: Country-Folk

As a finishing touch for this 2016 year, I share this rarity.
This is the version of Fairytale that collectors from all over the world are looking for: The Brazilian edition 7″ with yellow cover.

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) Atlantic/SD 7268 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) Atlantic/SD 7268 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Billy Cobham – Spectrum
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Label: Atlantic/SD 7268 | Released: 1973 | This Issue: 197? |Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
There’s no question that Billy Cobham is one of the most talented and influencial drummers on the planet. I had high hopes going into this one that it would be another “Birds Of Fire” shred-fest. Not quite, although the first song delivers big time in that style. Jan Hammer, his old MAHIVISHNU ORCHESTRA band mate helps out, while Tommy Bolin doesn’t disappoint on guitars. We also get some bass, sax, flugelhorn, trumpet and flute to round out this mostly jazzy sounding album.

Atrium Musicae – Villancicos (1980) Harmonia Mundi France/HM 1025 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Atrium Musicae – Villancicos (1980) Harmonia Mundi France/HM 1025 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Atrium Musicae De Madrid – Villancicos/Chansons Populaires Espagnoles Des 15e Et 16e Siècles
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Label: Harmonia Mundi France/HM 1025 | Released: 1980 | Genre: Ancient-Music

I return to my vinyl rip origins: The Early or Ancient Music.
The ancient music ensemble “Atrium Musicae De Madrid” directed by Gregorio Paniagua, brings this, one of my favorites LP, before falling into a sort of fusion-new age in the 80s middle.

The Sallyangie – Children Of The Sun (1969) WS 1783, Warner Bros – Original US Promo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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The Sallyangie – Children Of The Sun (1969) WS 1783, Warner Bros – Original US Promo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Sallyangie – Children Of The Sun
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Label: WS 1783, Warner Bros | Released: 1969 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Excellent addition to any prog folk music collection
The Sallyangie biography
This early folk duo of Mike Oldfield and sister Sally were ‘discovered’ by PENTANGLE guitarist John Renbourn in 1967 when Mike and his sister were both still in their teens and playing acoustic music in regional clubs. The two recorded a lone album (‘Children of the Sun’) for Transatlantic in 1969, and disbanded shortly after following a brief tour.

The Chieftains – The Chieftains 5 (1975) Polydor/2310426 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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The Chieftains – The Chieftains 5 (1975) Polydor/2310426 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Chieftains – The Chieftains 5
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Label: Polydor/2310426 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Irish-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of Folk music
The fifth album by the Chieftains was also their best, and their first one to cross over, at least in America — where it was originally issued by the Island label — to progressive rock audiences.

Paul Brady – Welcome Here Kind Stranger (1978) Mulligan/LUN 024 – Original IR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Paul Brady – Welcome Here Kind Stranger (1978) Mulligan/LUN 024 – Original IR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Paul Brady – Welcome Here Kind Stranger
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Label: Mulligan/LUN 024 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Irish-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of Folk music
Brady’s first solo album, Welcome Here Kind Stranger is his second (and final) folk recording prior to his embarking on a successful, long-term foray into the realm of mainstream rock. Its title is a phrase taken from one of the album’s songs: “The Lakes of Pontchartrain”. The album was initially released (vinyl and cassette) on Dónal Lunny’s Mulligan label (LUN024) in 1978 and was voted “Folk Album of the Year” by Melody Maker magazine. The album was never officially released on CD due to a breakdown in the relationship between Brady and the Mulligan label and remained out of print for many years, until finally re-mastered and released in 2009 on Brady’s own label, PeeBee Music.

Trees – On The Shore (1970) Music On Vinyl/MOVLP184 – EU 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Trees – On The Shore (1970) Music On Vinyl/MOVLP184 – EU 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Trees – On The Shore
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Label: Music On Vinyl/MOVLP184 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2011 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
The traditional oriented “Soldiers Three” opens this extraordinary wonderful psychedelic folk album, and it’s vocal arrangements for several voices and medieval like guitar interludes gives a strong first impression.

Trúbrot – Lifun (1971) Sena/SLP689 – IS 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Trúbrot – Lifun (1971) Sena/SLP689 – IS 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Trúbrot – Lifun
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Label: Sena/SLP689 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2015 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Trúbrot biography
An Icelandic super rock project TRÚBROT were founded in 1969 via two of the most popular bands in Iceland – Karl SIGHVATSSON (piano, organ, keyboards), Gunnar Jökull HÁKONARSON (drums, voices) from FLOWERS, and Gunnar ÞÓRÐARSON (guitar, flute, voices), Rúnar JÚLÍUSSON (bass, voices), Shady OWENS (voices) from HLJÓMUM – against the “commercialized” Icelandic pop scene in late 60s.

BTO – Freeways (1977) Mercury/6338 790 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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BTO – Freeways (1977) Mercury/6338 790 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Freeways
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Mastered By Gilbert Kong
Label: Mercury/6338 790 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Classic-Rock

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