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Poco - Legend (1978) ABC Records/AA-1099 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - Legend (1978) ABC Records/AA-1099 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco – Legend
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Mastered At Masterdisk
Label: ABC Records/AA-1099 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

Poco’s biggest-selling album of all time also presented the biggest personnel change at one time for the then-decade-old group, whose lineup had hardly been a model of stability up to that time. Co-founding drummer/singer George Grantham and longtime bassist/singer Timothy B. Schmit were both gone, the latter off to the Eagles. Listening to parts of this album, one gets the sense that, with the arrival of Charlie Harrison (bass, harmony vocals) and Steve Chapman (drums) in the group, Poco was deliberately adopting a change in sound similar to what the Eagles went through when Joe Walsh joined, into much harder rocking territory, at least part of the time.

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) Chrysalis/FV 41044 - US Carrolton Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) Chrysalis/FV 41044 - US Carrolton Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jethro Tull - Aqualung
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Label: Chrysalis/FV 41044 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 1983 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
“Aqualung” isn’t only a great album, it’s somehow a feel of live from the early 70’s. Maybe not as ambitious and essential in progressive rock terms as “Thick As A Brick”, but in terms of folk prog an absolute masterpiece concept record, too. I always feel like I am travelling back in the 70’s when I listen to classic tracks like “Locomotive Breath”, “Cross-Eyed Mary”, “Mother Gose” or the title track.

Victor Jara - Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas… (1969) Jota Jota/JJL-03 - US Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Victor Jara - Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas… (1969) Jota Jota/JJL-03 - US Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Víctor Jara – Pongo En Tus Manos Abiertas…
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Label: Jota Jota/JJL-03 | Released: 1969 | This Issue: 2016 | Genre: Folk

Pongo en tus manos abiertas… is the fourth studio album by the Chilean singer-songwriter Víctor Jara as a soloist, one of the most important representatives of the New Chilean Song. It was recorded during 1969, and published that same year by the record label Jota Jota (later DICAP). The album has been reissued several times and in different countries, changing its name in some versions to that of Te recuerdo Amanda.

Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (1979) Chrysalis/CHR 1238 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (1979) Chrysalis/CHR 1238 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jethro Tull – Stormwatch
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Label: Chrysalis/CHR 1238 | Release: 1979 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Excellent addition to any Prog-Rock music collection
Really good follow up to Heavy Horses despite all the difficulty surrounding the band, and reminds us not only how prolific and accomplished Ian Anderson is, but the impact Jethro Tull’s music has had on everything from folk rock and pop to minstrel metal and symphonic cheese. It doesn’t chart much new territory, the songs resembling classic Anderson shanties more than something thematic, leaner than previous work and though not outstanding like Horses, it’s one of those albums that catches you off-guard with the quality of the material. Thanks, Ian, for being there in hard times and good.

The Byrds - Byrds (1973) Asylum Records/SD 5058 - Original US Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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The Byrds - Byrds (1973) Asylum Records/SD 5058 - Original US Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Byrds ‎- Byrds
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Mastered At The Lacquer Channel, Sausalito
Label: Asylum Records/SD 5058 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Country-Rock

THE BYRDS “BYRDS” (’73 REUNION)
The announcement of the reunion album featuring all five original Byrds raised expectations to the point where whatever emerged was almost bound to be an anticlimax. (Imagine the effect of the Beatles reforming around the same time, if you will.) Despite a general thumbs-down from the critics, fan loyalty and eager anticipation made the new long-player highly successful at the record store: in the States, the biggest-selling new-material Byrds album since Turn, Turn, Turn. Subsequent reviews expressed varying degrees of disappointment, but recent re-evaluation with almost forty years of hindsight portrays the project as fascinating historically and not without merit artistically. Interest in it has never waned and it’s been re-released on CD no fewer than four times. The Wikipedia article on it is almost a book.

Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16046 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16046 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant ‎- The Missing Piece
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A Wally Traugott Cut
Label: Capitol Records/SN-16046 | Release: 1977 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any Prog-Rock music collection
Now, it must be said, I’m inclined to love just about anything Gentle Giant ever released or even breathed on. Thus, with the following praise in mind, unprepared fans of the band’s earlier work may get to this album, and a song like “I’m Turning Around,” and laugh their pants off. This would be an unfortunate reaction. Okay, so there is definitely a shift in direction evident on this album — there are less overtly “proggy” songs, more purely rocking songs, and a general lifting of the intense burden of creating “yet another insane experimental masterpiece!!!” that every album preceding seemed to bear.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ‎(1969) MSK 2282 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere ‎(1969) MSK 2282 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
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Label: Reprise Records/R 2180 | Released: 1969 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

After the Buffalo Springfield imploded, Neil Young recorded his first, eponymous solo album, an elaborately overdubbed affair that cast him in the role of brooding singer-songwriter. But soon after that record was released, in January 1969, Young began jamming in Los Angeles with a band called the Rockets, redubbed Crazy Horse, and started a relationship that would change guitar rock forever and form the foundation of his career. If Neil Young had an aura of careful subtlety bordering on tentativeness, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere felt raw, rushed, energized. Indeed, Young dashed off the album’s three central songs — “Cinnamon Girl,” “Down by the River” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” — in a single fever-addled afternoon, and Young and the band play with an almost reckless disregard for prettiness, precision, clarity.

Triana - Hijos Del Agobio (1977) Movieplay/17.0907/9 - Original SP Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Triana - Hijos Del Agobio (1977) Movieplay/17.0907/9 - Original SP Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Triana – Hijos Del Agobio
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Label: Movieplay/17.0907/9 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Yet another stupendous artwork sleeve depicting some nightmarish scene with creatures that Salvadore Dali imitating Jerome Bosch would’ve drawn slightly different, but the effect is there – I just wish that the full “picture” was presented once in its entirety. Although still strongly influenced by Flamenco music, this album draws more from symphonic rock and lacks a bit the dramatics present on El Patio, but also the inspiration. The remasters are impeccable, but be sure to get one of them because I found some rather poor earlier pressings still on the market.

Los Mac’s - Kaleidoscope Men (1967) Music Factor/FACTOR 014LP - EU Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Los Mac’s - Kaleidoscope Men (1967) Music Factor/FACTOR 014LP - EU Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Los Mac’s – Kaleidoscope Men
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Label: Music Factor/FACTOR 014LP – A.R.C.I Music Chile | Released: 1967 | This Issue: 2016 | Genre: Psychedelic-Rock

Kaleidoscope Men is the third studio album of the psychedelic band Los Mac’s, released in December 1967 by RCA-Victor. It’s commonly known as the fundamental album of the latinoamerican psychedelia movement. It certainly has a very uncommon lyric and musical style, considering the release date. Thanks to lyrics dedicated to politics, drugs, poetry and a particular beat-style, Kaleidoscope Men became a very popular album at the time and it’s considered “legend” nowadays, still being an important collection piece for psychedelia and 60´s beat lovers.

Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) Capitol Records/ST-11337 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) Capitol Records/ST-11337 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant – The Power And The Glory
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Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Ken Perry & Wally Traugott
Label: Capitol Records/ST-11337 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
THE POWER AND THE GLORY is one of Gentle Giant’s more “difficult” albums, there’s no doubt about that. It’s also one of my favourites from this highly inventive and influential English prog band.
Dating from 1974, this concept piece delves — with fitting cynicism — into the political experience, and the compromise, corruption, betrayal and egotism that go hand-in-hand with high office. (The cover, depicting a glowering, playing card king, is a classic.)

Jenghiz Khan - Well Cut (1970) pHiLmAriE /#001 - BE 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jenghiz Khan - Well Cut (1970) pHiLmAriE /#001 - BE 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jenghiz Khan - Well Cut
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Label: pHiLmAriE/#001 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2011 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
I just noticed that this band had been added to PA and that no one had reviewed this album so far which does not really surprise me.
I bought this album when I was not even a teenager (I was aged twelve). How comes that a young boy would buy “Well Cut” ? Well there are some reasons for that.

Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) Epic/PEG 33537 - US Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Poco - The Very Best Of Poco (1975) Epic/PEG 33537 - US Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Poco – The Very Best Of Poco
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Label: Epic/PEG 33537 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Country-Rock

Originally a two-LP set, The Very Best of Poco was a decent compilation in its time, assembling the group’s best-known songs from singles and album cuts in a straightforward order with no particular surprises.

Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) Capitol Records/SN-16048 - US Jacksonville Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Gentle Giant - Free Hand (1975) Capitol Records/SN-16048 - US Jacksonville Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant - Free Hand
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Mastered By Gene Thompson & Ken Perry
Label: Capitol Records/SN-160 | Release: 1975 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Admittedly, many prog rock fans with otherwise excellent taste in music find Gentle Giant rather hard to get into. Their music certainly is challenging, and very varied in flavour. At times it evokes Medieval music, at other times there are a cappella vocals delivered in a quasi-“round” format, in company with passages that veer from moments of delicate beauty to “rocking out.” All of these musical paths, and more, are often explored within the space of a single song. (Of course, that could be part of a generic description of progressive rock.) Gentle Giant have an inimitable style that is difficult to categorize; they must be heard to be understood. Perhaps only those with the most open musical minds will find them at all accessible. Certainly, though major players of the 70s prog scene, “Giant” never fully rose above their cult status to approach the popularity and critical acclaim of contemporaries like Genesis, Yes, ELP, Pink Floyd or Jethro Tull. (Though Gentle Giant don’t really sound like any of those heavyweights, their music bears a somewhat closer resemblance to that of ‘Tull, than any of the others mentioned.)

Poco - Live (1976) Epic/PE 32354 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

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Poco - Live (1976) Epic/PE 32354 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Poco – Live
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Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Wally Traugott
Label: Epic/PE 33336 | Release: 1976 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

In 1975, Poco left Epic Records after six years and jumped to ABC Records. Less than a year later, Epic released this 38-minute live album recorded at a series of November 1974 shows. By this time in their history, Richie Furay and Jim Messina were long gone, and steel guitar player Rusty Young and guitarist Paul Cotton were the dominant musical personalities in the group, between them providing all but one of the songs represented here.

10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

10cc – How Dare You!
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Mastered By Mel Abrahams
Label: Mercury/SRM-1-1061 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any Progressive-Rock music collection.
A hugely successful album on its release, “How Dare You” spawned two monster hits “I’m Mandy Fly Me” and “Art for Art’s Sake”. I remember I hardly had this off the turntable at the time. Each song is a gem, there is no filler on this brilliant album.