Hölderlin - Hölderlins Traum (1972) Pilz/20 21314-5 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - REPOST

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Hölderlin - Hölderlins Traum (1972) Pilz/20 21314-5 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - REPOST

Hölderlin - Hölderlins Traum
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 756mb
Mastered At SST Brüggemann GmbH
Label: Pilz/20 21314-5 | Release: 1972 | This Issue: 1981 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
This record must be the dream of any music lover!!
This had been the debut by German band Hoelderlin (here still spelled with an "umlaut") and actually what an amazing one it was. Actually it should be considered as one of the most stunning first works by a band ever presented whereas usually it used to be rather underestimated. I've seen it rated with 9/15 on a German Prog site for example. Some people are comparing it with the style of some country fellow bands like Emtidi, Bröselmaschine or Witthüser & Westrupp (musicians of the latter two guested here actually) which is only valid in some way with the difference that this album had been far superior to anything those bands ever released. The music they presented here was a lot different from the more classic Prog style they revealed on their later (also very good) albums.

Bad Company - Straight Shooter (1975) Swan Song/SS 8413 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Bad Company - Straight Shooter (1975) Swan Song/SS 8413 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bad Company – Straight Shooter
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Label: Swan Song/SS 8413 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Classic-Rock


Cut straight on the heels of Bad Company’s 1974 debut — just a matter of three months later; not quite long enough to know how big a success the first LP would be — Straight Shooter is seemingly cut from the same cloth as its predecessor.

Neil Young With Crazy Horse - Zuma ‎(1975) Reprise Records/MSK 2242 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Neil Young With Crazy Horse - Zuma ‎(1975) Reprise Records/MSK 2242 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Zuma
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Mastered By George Horn
Label: Reprise Records/MSK 2242 | Released: 1965 | Genre: Country-Rock

Neil Young’s association with Crazy Horse could have ended after the death of Danny Whitten in 1972, but just three years later, Young recruited guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro into the band and cut Zuma. Many fans see it as the high-water mark of his long career with Crazy Horse; songs like “Cortez the Killer” have been a regular part of his setlist for years since. “I’ve got all these songs about Peru, the Aztecs and the Incas,” Young told Cameron Crowe in 1975. “Time travel stuff.

UFO - UFO 2/Flying (1971) Decca/SLK 16 726-P - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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UFO - UFO 2/Flying (1971) Decca/SLK 16 726-P - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

UFO – UFO 2/Flying/One Hour Space Rock
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Label: Decca/SLK 16 726-P | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 1973 | Genre: Space-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of Rock music
Who would have thought old Phil Mogg, Pete Way and Co. would be responsible for one the greatest psychedelic long players ever released?, but yes folks this record called “UFO 2/Flying” is a head trip of the highest order that every space rock freak MUST own!!!
UFO started out in 1968 and were at one time known as The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, they later called themselves Acid finally settling on UFO which was a tribute to the legendary UK nightclub. The group cut their teeth playing covers by people like The Yardbirds, Kinks, John Lennon and The Small Faces among others, somehow they got the attention of Equals guitarist Eddy Grant who was branching out into production and talent procurement, Grant invited the group to record at Orange Studios and the group managed to land a recording deal with the tiny Beacon imprint. A debut album “UFO 1” was issued in 1970 to little fanfare ( though it has been reported UK DJ Jon Peel thought highly of the group.)

Steve Hackett - Defector (1980) Charisma/CL-1-3103 - Original US Masterdisk Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Steve Hackett - Defector (1980) Charisma/CL-1-3103 - Original US Masterdisk Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Steve Hackett - Defector
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Masterdisk By Howie Weinberg
Label: Charisma/CL-1-3103, Mercury/CL-1-3103 | Released: 1980 | Genre: Progressive-Rock


Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
I consider this album to be the most sentimental one from Steve Hackett, and it is also among his best ones. It has some similitudes with the previous one “Spectral mornings”, but I find the sound of “Defector” more mature, more refined. The “Steppes” track, in the beginning, is a bit long and repetitive, but the combination of the floating keyboards and the extremely sustained guitar notes at the end, like on the “Spectral Mornings” and “Every day” tracks, produces a very rich, powerful, intense and moving soundscape. Like the on “Spectral mornings” album, “Defector” contains some ordinary moments, like the “Please don’t touch-esque” “Time to get out” and the insipid “Slogans”. Fortunately, there are more good tracks than bad ones, and Hackett goes into sentimental moods here, like on the peaceful “Leaving”.

Bad Company - Bad Co (1974) Swan Song/SS 8410 - Original US Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Bad Company - Bad Co (1974) Swan Song/SS 8410 - Original US Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bad Company – Bad Co
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Label: Swan Song/SS 8410 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Classic-Rock


Originally considered a pet project of Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant and his new label, Swan Song, it took no time for Bad Company to find their own niche in the rock pantheon. The very first album on the label, Bad Company, shot straight to the top of the album charts and has since eclipsed five times platinum, becoming one of the top fifty best selling albums of the seventies along the way. These accomplishments were due to the basic and raw approach to rock and roll, which really struck a chord with mainstream listeners. While hardly visionary, Bad Company‘s sound is distinct, with each of the four players given the space to reach the listener individually and collectively.

Sir Lord Baltimore - Sir Lord Baltimore (1971) Mercury - US 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Sir Lord Baltimore - Sir Lord Baltimore (1971) Mercury - US 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Sir Lord Baltimore - Sir Lord Baltimore
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Universal Music Special Markets/B0013694-01 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2010 | Genre: Hard-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of Rock music
Having barely managed to coexist for even half a decade at the tail end of the post-Beatles rock explosion, there is little wonder that the delightfully obscure work of New York’s Sir Lord Baltimore is yet a question mark for the vast majority of heavy metal’s legions. But for those who have experienced both albums, that question mark most surely has been replaced by an exclamation point; the other bands of that era and hemisphere like Iron Butterfly, Blue Cheer, and Mountain barely hold a candle to the SLB’s raging wildfire take on rock ‘n’ roll extremity.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best Of B.T.O. (1976) SRM-1-1101 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best Of B.T.O. (1976) SRM-1-1101 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best Of B.T.O.
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Label: Mercury/SRM-1-1101 | Release: 1976 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Having never made a completely satisfactory album, in part because many of their songs sound somewhat similar, this short but sweet 9-track “best-of” culls the most essential songs from the band’s first five studio albums and neatly sums up a damn good singles band.

Hawkwind - Anthology Volume I (1986) Samurai/SAMR 038 - 1st UK Pressing (Porky Cut) - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Hawkwind - Anthology Volume I (1986) Samurai/SAMR 038 - 1st UK Pressing (Porky Cut) - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Hawkwind – Anthology Volume I
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Porky’s Mastering
Label: Samurai/SAMR 038 | Released: 1986 | Genre: Space-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
I was lucky enough to find this compilation at a store years ago. Not sure how rare it is or not but its excellent. And was an excellent introduction to Hawkwind for me. I went on to buy several of their other albums because of this one.

Trace - Birds (1975) Sire/SASD-7514 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Trace - Birds (1975) Sire/SASD-7514 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Trace - Birds
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Pressed At Sterling Sound
Label: Sire/SASD-7514 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
This 3-piece in my mind blew ELP out of its own native waters! Rick Van Der Linden is a criminally underrated keyboard maestro with more than a few good ideas.

Kin Ping Meh - Kin Ping Meh (1972) Polydor/5329869 - DE 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Kin Ping Meh - Kin Ping Meh (1972) Polydor/5329869 - DE 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Kin Ping Meh - Kin Ping Meh
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Lacquer Cut At Optimal Media Production By Heino Leja
Label: Polydor/5329869 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 2010 | Genre: Heavy-Progressive


Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Soul is dead’, stated Embryo on it’s debut album in 1970. Yet fellow Germans Kin Ping Meh might have proved them wrong with their pleasant eclectic rock debut. The band has a well produced and professional sound that is actually very English. On their debut Kin Ping Meh plays a mix of styles, which makes it an interesting album to listen to for the seventies rock/psych fan. Double heavy rock guitars, perfect Hammond sound, soulful approach on some tracks and some winks towards symphonic and psychedelic rock. The artwork looks great on my vinyl reprint

Trace - Trace (1974) Sire/SASD-7504 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Trace - Trace (1974) Sire/SASD-7504 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Trace – Trace
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Sire/SASD-7504 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
Dutch keyboard-wizard Rick got worldwide recognition with the ‘classic-rock formula’ from EKSEPTION but he wanted his own band to work out his own ideas. He founded TRACE with bass player Jaap van Eik (CUBY AND THE BLIZZARDS, The MOTIONS, SOLUTION, LIVING BLUES) and drummer Pierre van der Linden (TEE SET, BRAINBOX, FOCUS), a real Dutch supergroup.

Jan Akkerman - Profile (1972) Sire Records Company/SAS 7407 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Jan Akkerman - Profile (1972) Sire Records Company/SAS 7407 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Jan Akkerman - Profile
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Sterling Sound
Label: Sire Records Company/SAS 7407 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
What can a man do with a guitar?
Being referred to as one of the best guitarist on the globe this moment had to come: the ultimate guitar solo record. To be more specific: the ultimate guitar side of a record.

Marillion - Fugazy (1984) Capitol Records/ST-12331 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Marillion - Fugazy (1984) Capitol Records/ST-12331 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Marillion - Fugazy
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered By Eddy Schreyer
Label: Capitol Records/ST-12331 | Released: 1984 | Genre: Neo-Progressive


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
I cannot wait anymore to review this record: This record contains maybe the best guitar solos in the history of music. It is not a question of speed here; it is rather a question of sounding near the perfection. The electric guitar solos are at their best, especially the solo on “Jigsaw”, which is, in my opinion maybe the best one in the history of music, at least near Eddie Van Halen’s eruption: I’ve never heard a more pure, loud and clean Fender Stratocaster sound than on this track.

Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth (1986) Relativity/88561-8110-1 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth (1986) Relativity/88561-8110-1 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered By Bernie Grundman
Label: Relativity/88561-8110-1 | Released: 1986 | Genre: Hard-Rock


Not of This Earth was the first studio release from guitar wizard Joe Satriani (not counting the hard-to-find Joe Satriani EP).