Novalis - Brandung (1977) Brain/0060.094 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Novalis - Brandung (1977) Brain/0060.094 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Novalis - Brandung
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Brain/0060.094 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any rock music collection.
NOVALIS will once again modify its line-up by adding a new singer, the Austrian FRED MUHLBOCK! Why, I don't know as, for me, DETLEF JOB was doing a great job singing on SOOMERABEND. Not that MUHLBOCK is a bad singer, but I don't think he is an improvement over JOB at all. Detlef JOB sang with emotion and power, not the case with the new one. Also MUHLBOCK not only sing, but also write songs which are not exactly in the style from the earlier albums. So with parts of BRANDUNG being more mainstream rock than the magical odysseys we had with s/t NOVALIS and SOMMERABEND, we know it was the end of an era for NOVALIS.

Novalis - Sommerabend (1976) Brain/BRAIN 1087 (0649) - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Novalis - Sommerabend (1976) Brain/BRAIN 1087 (0649) - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Novalis - Sommerabend
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Brain/BRAIN 1087 (0649) | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
I should've tried NOVALIS much sooner, "Sommerabend" has became my first dive in to one of Germany's top prog rock bands. The band was smart to sing in their native tongue, avoiding many of the criticisms of other German bands singing in English, such as GROBSCHNITT or ELOY.

Novalis - Novalis (1975) Brain/brain 1070 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Novalis - Novalis (1975) Brain/brain 1070 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Novalis - Novalis
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Brain/BRAIN 1070, Brain/brain 1070 | Release: 1975 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Without a room of doubt the best symphonic rock band from Germany, next come Wallenstein and Grobschnitt. This self title album presents a high musical level, simply equal to "Banished Bridge" and "Sommerabend".

Grobschnitt ‎- Rockpommel's Land (1977) Brain/60.041 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Grobschnitt ‎- Rockpommel's Land (1977) Brain/60.041 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Grobschnitt ‎- Rockpommel's Land
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: Brain/60.041, Brain ‎– 0060.041 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Grobschnitt have always been a dificult band to classify because they have always been, at least until Rockpommel's Land, a borderline symphonic / space rock band. However, in Rockpommel's Land the band incorporated many symphonic prog influences, mainly from Yes, in their music, resulting in a full symphonic masterpiece.

Grobschnitt ‎- Grobschnitt (1972) Metronome/0060.401 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Grobschnitt ‎- Grobschnitt (1972) Metronome/0060.401 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Grobschnitt ‎- Grobschnitt
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Metronome/0060.401 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Right from the first Teutonic Wagner-like singing until the end of the album (excluding the Live bonus track), you know you will be in for quite a ride. These guys were extra crazy/special and developed in the late 70's a extensive live show that is one of my great regrets never to have seen.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again (1982) Atlantic/SD 19360 - US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again (1982) Atlantic/SD 19360 - US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Daylight Again
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Mastered at Sheffield Lab Matrix by Stan Ricker
Label: Atlantic/SD 19360 | Released: 1982 | Genre: Country-Rock

Although Crosby, Stills & Nash had, in effect, been together for well over a decade when Daylight Again (1982) was issued, it was only their third studio long-player of concurrently new material.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN (1977) Atlantic/SD 19104 - US 1st Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN (1977) Atlantic/SD 19104 - US 1st Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills & Nash - CSN
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Mastered By Howard Albert/Ron Albert
Label: Atlantic/SD 19104 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Country-Rock

What’s so instantly striking about Crosby, Stills and Nash’s CSN, their second group album in eight years, is that it sounds so much like the debut LP even though its makers are so vastly changed. Since CS&N, and later Y, were always at the vanguard of the conspicuous counterculture (always ready to hoist their tie-dyed freak flag at a moment’s notice), their current reflection and hesitancy are especially interesting. And, because the music is so eerily familiar, the album communicates a kind of time warp (imagine if we knew in 1969 what we know now) that’s compelling and troubling.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Replay (1980) Atlantic SD 16026 - Original US Pressing- LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - Replay (1980) Atlantic SD 16026 - Original US Pressing- LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Replay
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb
Mastered By Wally Traugott
Label: Atlantic SD 16026 | Released: 1980 | Genre: Country-Rock

Although this is a decent anthology of their hits and most well-known album tracks, with a few remixes, it's no substitute for the first album.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far (1974) Atlantic/SD 19119 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far (1974) Atlantic/SD 19119 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - So Far
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Presswell And Pressed By Specialty Records Corporation
Label: Atlantic/SD 19119 | Released: 1974 | This Issue: 1977 | Genre: Country-Rock

Unbeknown to most fans, So Far was a stopgap release, undertaken by Atlantic Records in the absence of a new Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album to accompany the reunited quartet’s summer 1974 tour.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street (1971) Atlantic/SD 2-902 - 2 LP/US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street (1971) Atlantic/SD 2-902 - 2 LP/US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Artisan Sound Recorders
Pressed By Specialty Records Corporation (SP)
Label: Atlantic/SD 19104 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 1975 | Genre: Country-Rock

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young had come out of Woodstock as the hottest new music act on the planet, and followed it up with Deja Vu, recorded across almost six months in the second half of 1969 and released in March of 1970, supported by a tour in the summer of that year. As it happened, despite some phenomenal music-making on-stage that summer, the tour was fraught with personal conflicts, and the quartet split up upon its completion. And as it happened, even Deja Vu was something of an illusion created by the foursome — Neil Young was only on five of the album’s ten tracks — which meant that an actual, tangible legacy for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was as elusive and ephemeral to listeners as Ahab’s Moby Dick.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‎- Déjà Vu (1970) Atlantic/SD 19118 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ‎- Déjà Vu (1970) Atlantic/SD 19118 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz| 800mb
Pressed By Specialty Records Corporation (SP)
Label: Atlantic/SD 19118 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 1977 | Genre: Country-Rock

One of the most hotly awaited second albums in history – right up there with those by the Beatles and the Band – Déjà Vu lived up to its expectations and rose to number one on the charts. Those achievements are all the more astonishing given the fact that the group barely held together through the estimated 800 hours it took to record Déjà Vu and scarcely functioned as a group for most of that time.

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Open Mind (1984) Polydor/823581-1 - Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Open Mind (1984) Polydor/823581-1 - Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Open Mind
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Mastered At Future Disc Mastering
Label: Polydor/823581-1 | Released: 1984 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Jean-Luc Ponty plays himself some really modern keyboards here, creating very atmospheric textures, rather urban, often flirting with a jazz-New Age style. To enhance the modern aspect of the music, Ponty plays a VERY "bottom" synth bass, which gives very much color, personality and depth to the music.

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Live (1979) Atlantic/SD 19229 - US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Live (1979) Atlantic/SD 19229 - US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Jean-Luc Ponty: Live
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Mastered At JVC Cutting Center By Stan Ricker
Label: Atlantic/SD 19229 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
This live album was my starter to JL Ponty his work. I was in a record shop, watched the cover picture (photos from Armando Gallo, known from his work for Genesis) and was mesmerized by that tiny figure playing the violin, surrounded by two guitarplayers and a keyboardist who was almost hidden behind his huge pile of keyboards! As a 'live-album- freak' I decided to buy this live LP without a listening session because in my opinion it couldn't go wrong with an instrumentation including an electric violin, duo-electric guitar and assorted keyboards. Well, it didn't go wrong, on the contrary, what an amazing and exciting music it turned out to be!

Jean-Luc Ponty - A Taste For Passion ‎(1979) Atlantic/SD 19253 (SP) - US Pressing - LP/ FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jean-Luc Ponty - A Taste For Passion ‎(1979) Atlantic/SD 19253 (SP) - US Pressing - LP/ FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jean-Luc Ponty - A Taste For Passion
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Mastered At Sterling Sound By Greg Calbi
Label: Atlantic/SD 19253 (SP) | Released: 1979 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Dreamy. Ethereal. Beautiful. These are the words that first spring to mind whenever I listen to A Taste for Passion by Jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. Not only is the music incredibly powerful and memorable, but the playing itself is magnificent. Ponty has a way with musical phrasing that allows him to experiment with a myriad of different styles and approaches, yet somehow make it all fit together like a perfectly-cut jigsaw puzzle. One moment you're being swept away by otherworldly, melodious pieces such as ''Stay With Me'' and the album;s title track, and the next minute you may find yourself grooving out to one of the album's Jazz- aimed masterworks such as the wonderful ''Sunset Drive''. There really isn't much to dislike here, unless you want to get picky and say that much too much musical ground is covered. Granted, it may have appealed to more people has the music stayed in one area for the most part, but then we wouldn't have the wonderful, eclectic masterpiece that we have today.

Jean-Luc Ponty - Enigmatic Ocean (1977) Atlantic/SD 19110 - US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Jean-Luc Ponty - Enigmatic Ocean (1977) Atlantic/SD 19110 - US 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎- Enigmatic Ocean
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Kendun Recorders By John Golden
Label: Atlantic/SD 19110 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
In 1977, French jazz fusion violinist par excellence Jean Luc Ponty released his outstanding ENIGMATIC OCEAN. With some ten or eleven albums already behind him, and having lent his bowed magic to influential innovators like Frank Zappa, John Mclaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra, and others, Ponty was a seasoned veteran — a true musician’s musician.