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Tetragon - Discography [3 Albums] (1971-2012)

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Tetragon - Discography [3 Albums] (1971-2012)

Tetragon - Discography [3 Albums] (1971-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,05 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 388 MB | Covers - 203 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Lion Productions, Garden of Delights

Tetragon, successor of Trikolon, were founded in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony) in the spring of 1971. They released their first and only LP, "Nature", in that very year. The band did not conform to any predetermined musical style: they played whatever they pleased, as long as it included groovy Hammond organ and very trippy, flanged wah-wah guitar, in various taut jamming modes that favored jazz/rock fusion à la Miles Davis with a small dose of classical music (adapting a Bach fugue along the way). The result is a bouquet of lush instrumentals, with elements of Egg or the Nice, and quite a bit of T2 to boot.
At the end of 1971, Tetragon recorded in a Hamburg studio five long tracks in their well-proven style for their second LP, the release of which, however, failed…

Earl Hines - In Paris (1971) [Reissue 2001]

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Earl Hines - In Paris (1971) [Reissue 2001]

Earl Hines - In Paris (1971) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 207 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 49 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (016 564-2)

Earl Hines is in great form during this 1970 studio session with bassist Larry Richardson and drummer Richie Goldberg. Four of the six tracks are standards which the pianist played many times during his long career, including a lively "Them There Eyes," a rather wild "There Is No Greater Love," and a striding solo interpretation of "You're Driving Me Crazy" that showcases Hines' formidable technique. Don Redman's moody "If It's True" had long since become an obscurity by the time of this recording, but Hines' subtle performance is a masterpiece. His one original is the brisk, foot-tapping boogie-woogie "Snugly but Ugly."

Nara Leão - 2 Studio Albums (1965-1971) [Japanese Editions 2002-2009]

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Nara Leão - 2 Studio Albums (1965-1971) [Japanese Editions 2002-2009]

Nara Leão - 2 Studio Albums (1965-1971) [Japanese Editions 2002-2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 614 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 246 MB | Covers - 44 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music

Nara Leão, the Musa da Bossa Nova (Bossa Nova's Muse, as she is affectionately known), was a prominent figure in bossa nova. She didn't restrict herself as a bossa nova singer, though, and was one of the first artists to engage in the movement later known as "canção de protesto" (protest song), an artistic movement which denounced military dictatorship in Brazil. She launched the careers of such composers/interpreters as Chico Buarque, Zé Keti, Martinho da Vila, Edu Lobo, Paulinho da Viola, and Fagner. An international performer in spite of her short, uneducated voice, she left an expressive discography even though death caught her by surprise at such a precocious age…

Jade Warrior - Released (1971) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

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Jade Warrior - Released (1971) [Reissue 2005] (Repost)

Jade Warrior - Released (1971) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 372 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 120 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REPUK 1052)

If Jade Warrior's second album has any overwhelming flaw, it is that its predecessor traveled so far off the conventional beaten tracks of early-'70s prog that anything less than absolute reinvention could only be regarded as a rerun of past glories. To write off Released as little more than a slapdash shadow of Jade Warrior, however, is to overlook the leaps and bounds that the band did make. The opening "Eyes On You" journeys in on a positively spiky guitar and horn duel, while Glyn Havard's vocals have taken on tones that are far-removed from the Jethro Tull-shaped nuances with which they were once most readily compared. Staggering, too, are the almost bluesy guitar work-outs that leap unexpectedly in and out of the mix…

Joe Pass - Better Days (1971) [Japanese Edition 2022]

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Joe Pass - Better Days (1971) [Japanese Edition 2022]

Joe Pass - Better Days (1971) [Japanese Edition 2022]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: P-Vine Records (PCD-94126)

Long-awaited reissue of an interesting and rare masterpiece by jazz guitar virtuoso Joe Pass, who took on jazz funk! This is the first release on Gwyn Records, a minor label in California, and features a very impressive lineup. Paul Humphrey and Earl Palmer on drums, Carol Kaye (label owner) and Ray Brown on bass, J.J. Johnson, Tom Scott, and Conte Candoli on horns, this is truly a historical session that brought together the top musicians of the West Coast at the time. From the cool funk of "Better Days" at the beginning of the session, almost the entire album was a storm of jazz funk. "Free Sample" by Joe Sample, "Burning Spear," with its impressive undulating beat, "Head Start," with its too-subtle bass line, and the boogie shuffle "Gotcha!"…

Man - 4 Studio Albums (1969-1974) [Reissue 2007-2009]

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Man - 4 Studio Albums (1969-1974) [Reissue 2007-2009]

Man - 4 Studio Albums (1969-1974) [Reissue 2007-2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack, FLAC (image/tracks+.cue+log) - 1,53 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 606 MB | Covers - 381 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Man's importance in the history of Welsh rock music cannot be understated. Fusing the worlds of Psychedelia, Blues, Rock and Roll and West Coast inspired rock, they were simply one of Britain's most original groups of the 1970's. Along with label-mates Hawkwind, Man were true champions of the "underground" spirit.
Man - Revelation (1969). Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Welsh rockers' 1969 debut album including four bonus tracks. A fabulous blend of Psychedelia and Acid Rock, the set is now regarded as an early classic by the band. Featuring the French hit single "Erotica" and a loose concept inspired by the Space race. With fully restored artwork, the booklet features liner notes by Man's guitarist and resident wit Deke Leonard…

Jade Warrior - Jade Warrior (1971) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

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Jade Warrior - Jade Warrior (1971) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

Jade Warrior - Jade Warrior (1971) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 237 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REPUK 1019)

Jade Warrior's first album following Tony Duhig and Jon Field's emergence out of the psychedelic July captures them abandoning the best of that band's whimsical moodiness in favor of a symphonic spirituality epitomized from the outset by the soaring guitars that ecstatically slice through the opening "Traveller." Reminiscent, in places, of a less-precious successor to Quintessence and the Incredible String Band in that moods and esotericism do sometimes get the better of the band's more conventional music impulses, Jade Warrior is nevertheless a remarkable album, all the more so since its makers could readily have given the likes of Jethro Tull and the Moody Blues some serious competition in the mellifluous prog stakes…

Marsupilami - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008]

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Marsupilami - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008]

Marsupilami - Discography [2 Studio Albums] (1970-1971) [Reissue 2007-2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 535 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 202 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Marsupilami were an English proto-prog outfit who relocated to the Netherlands. The complexity of their music is quite unusual for the times - we're talking 1970 here, when the big guns such as Yes, Genesis and Crimson were barely coming out of the woodwork. A mixture of blues, experimental jazz and hints of folk, their music is often dark and foreboding, favouring perilously complex structures. Try to imagine a mixture of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, the Strawbs and East of Eden. Their two albums feature weird/oblique melodies and harmonies, lots of heavy keyboards, electric guitar and flute (at times purposely off key), with the drummer pounding on his skins as if his life depended on it. This is very early prog and you particularly feel this in the organ work, which has a typical early 70's psych feel. Their second album, which features an additional member on flute and sax as well as the appearance of the Mellotron, is an ambitious concept album about the brutal culture of ancien Rome - quite a sordid affair, really, but well done.

Mary Hopkin - Earth Song - Ocean Song (Remastered & Expanded) (1971/2010)

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Mary Hopkin - Earth Song - Ocean Song (Remastered & Expanded) (1971/2010)

Mary Hopkin - Earth Song - Ocean Song (Remastered & Expanded) (1971/2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, full scans) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 126 MB
48:23 | Folk Rock | Label: Apple Records

Issued in 1971, this is Mary Hopkin's coming-of-age collection, packed with socially-conscious, lyrically-aware anthems from the cream of the era's folk protagonists: Ralph McTell, Gallagher & Lyle, Tom Paxton, Cat Stevens, Harvey Andrews and the relatively unknown Liz Thorsen who wrote the collection’s title songs, ‘Earth Song’ and ‘Ocean Song’. Mary defines her art on this album, co-ordinated by legendary producer and Mary's husband-to-be at the time, Tony Visconti.
This Remastered CD includes three Bonus Tracks, all produced by Tony Visconti: ‘Kew Gardens’ / 1971 B-side to ‘Let My Name Be Sorrow’ ‘When I Am Old One Day’ / from the Earth Song / Ocean Song sessions ‘Let My Name Be Sorrow’ / Mary’s penultimate single for Apple Records, issued in 1971

Curved Air - The Albums 1970-1973 [4CD Box Set] (2021)

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Curved Air - The Albums 1970-1973 [4CD Box Set] (2021)

Curved Air - The Albums 1970-1973 [4CD Box Set] (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,11 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 416 MB | Covers - 291 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (PECLEC42749)

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of a new clamshell boxed set featuring all four of Curved Air’s classic albums recorded between 1970 and 1973. “The Albums” features newly remastered versions of “Air Conditioning”, “Second Album”, “Phantasmagoria” and “Air Cut”, along with bonus tracks ‘It Happened Today’ (single version), ‘What Happens When You Blow Yourself Up’ and ‘Sarah’s Concern’, all originally issued as singles.
Originally issued on the Warner Bros. label in November 1970, “Air Conditioning” showcased the highly innovative talents of Sonja Kristina (vocals), ex-Royal College of Music student Darryl Way (violin), former Royal Academy of Music student Francis Monkman (electric guitar, piano, mellotron, VCS3 synthesiser), Rob Martin (bass) and Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums)…

Audience - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (1969-1972) [Reissue 1990-2005]

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Audience - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (1969-1972) [Reissue 1990-2005]

Audience - Discography [4 Studio Albums] (1969-1972) [Reissue 1990-2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,05 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 394 MB | Covers - 124 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records, Virgin/Charisma Records

Audience was a London-based group that recorded their first album in 69 and had their eponymous debut pulled from the stores a few months after its release, which makes the album a major collectible (CD versions were also hard to come by until a recent reissue). They got signed by Tony Stratton-Smith of the Charisma label (Genesis, Van der Graaf Generator, The Nice and a few others) but although not a purely progressive group, they bore a lot of characteristics of the masters. Among which , a profound (and somewhat derangesome) singer whose voice reminds you a bit of Peter Hammill, a great wind players able to switch to from flutes to saxes and oboe and a bassist…

UFO - UFO 2: Flying - One Hour Space Rock (1971) [Reissue 2008]

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UFO - UFO 2: Flying - One Hour Space Rock (1971) [Reissue 2008]

UFO - UFO 2: Flying - One Hour Space Rock (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 407 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 160 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 5108)

The first two albums by UFO featured an odd mix of crisp, focussed songs alternating with meandering electric guitar-led soundscapes. Flying starts off with perhaps their best of the former category, "Silver Bird." This story of a primitive islander seeing an airplane for the first time begins with a pleasant little acoustic guitar melody and builds into a soaring full-band musical expression of the wonder of flight. The next cut, all 19 minutes of it, conjures up the vaster expanses of space. To complain that "Star Storm" rambles is to miss the point; sometimes Michael Bolton's guitar is used as a pure sound effect rather than to convey any kind of rhythm or melody, and if you're patient, then listening can be an enjoyable, even absorbing, experience…

Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971) [Reissue 2008]

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Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971) [Reissue 2008]

Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1971) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 41 MB
Genre: Blues Rock, Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoreric Recordings (ECLEC 2048)

This reissue of Overdog features the bonus single edits of Roundabout, one of their best loved and most powerful works. Along with a reissue of The Time is Near, this release sees the beginning of a reissue campaign by Esoteric Recordings of the classic Keef Hartley Band albums.
After the subtleties and suppleness of 1970's The Time Is Near…, the Keef Hartley Band's third full-length, the group returned the following year with Overdog, a set that kicks them into overdrive. Opening with a dramatic flourish of wah-wah guitar, the anthemic "You Can Choose" instantly wipes all memories of the intricate design of the preceding album off the board. Big and brash, "Choose" pounds rock into funk with savage delight…

Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]

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Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]

Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram (1971) [DCC 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 71 MB
Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DCC Compact Classics (GZS-1037)

After the breakup, Beatles fans expected major statements from the three chief songwriters in the Fab Four. John and George fulfilled those expectations - Lennon with his lacerating, confessional John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Harrison with his triple-LP All Things Must Pass - but Paul McCartney certainly didn't, turning toward the modest charms of McCartney, and then crediting his wife Linda as a full-fledged collaborator on its 1971 follow-up, Ram.
Where McCartney was homemade, sounding deliberately ragged in parts, Ram had a fuller production yet retained that ramshackle feel, sounding as if it were recorded in a shack out back, not far from the farm where the cover photo of Paul holding the ram by the horns was taken…

Fields - Fields (1971) [Reissue 2010]

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Fields - Fields (1971) [Reissue 2010]

Fields - Fields (1971) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 247 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 115 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC 2207)

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to issue the first ever Official UK CD edition of the self titled album by Fields. When the first line-up of Rare Bird folded in early 1971, keyboard player Graham Field formed this outfit with bass player, vocalist and guitarist Alan Barry and King Crimson drummer Andy Mcculloch. Although the band failed to emulate the commercial success of Field’s previous group, the sole album they recorded was a magnificent example of British Progressive Rock. Much sought after for many years, this official Esoteric CD edition has been re-mastered from the original master tapes, features two bonus tracks and an essay by Sid Smith and interview with Graham Field.