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Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash (1974) Elektra/7E-101 – Original US Terre Haute Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash
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Mastered At Elektra Sound Recorders By Terry Dunavan
Label: Elektra/7E-101 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Country-Pop

Verities & Balderdash is a very strange and wonderful album. “Cat’s in the Cradle” was the driving force behind the album’s sales, but there’s a lot more to appeal to listeners, along with enough personal, topical material to make it seem a bit didactic at the time, but Chapin was cultivating a politically committed audience. Verities & Balderdash walked several fine lines, between topical songwriting and an almost (but not quite) pretentious sense of its own importance, humor and seriousness, and balladry and punditry, all intermingled with catchy, highly commercial ballads such as “I Wanna Learn a Love Song” (which is about as pretty a song as he ever wrote).
The Stan Getz Quintet - Interpretations #3 (1955) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9751}

The Stan Getz Quintet - Interpretations #3 (1955) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9751}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 211 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 66 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastering
© 1953-54, 2013 Norgran Records / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9751
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

Sublime early work from Stan Getz — a lyrical genius even at this early point in his career ! There's a subtle brilliance here that's undeniable — a tenor sound that draws from Lester Young and Ben Webster, but which pushes into fresh new territory for the 50s — lean, but still very soulful at the core — a blend that none of Stan's contemporaries could ever match this well ! The album features a group that includes a very young Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, plus rhythm by Teddy Kotick, John Williams, and Frank Isola. Tracks are longish and easily swinging — and Getz's tone, as always, makes the whole thing come together like magic!
Emtidi – Saat (1972) Wah Wah Records/LPS037 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emtidi – Saat
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Label: Wah Wah Records/LPS037 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 2007 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A beautiful, dreamy album by German folk rockers Emtidi! This one belongs to Pilz catalogue (where have been signed all the best of German “acid” folk at the beginning of the 70’s).
Renaissance – Novella (1977) Sire/SA 7526 – 1st US Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- Novella
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Label: Sire/SRK 7526 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Just another sublime Renaissance album! Following the marvelous “Song for Scheherazade”, Novella still has many of its magical moments. There are wonderful orchestral arrangements, unforgettable melodic piano parts, and the bass is well played, sophisticated and absolutely not timid. Annie’s voice is superb, as always, and the other musicians produce excellent backing vocals.
Carlo Carboni - La società cinica. Le classi dirigenti italiane nell'epoca dell'antipolitica

Carlo Carboni - La società cinica. Le classi dirigenti italiane nell'epoca dell'antipolitica
Italian | Laterza | 2014 | EPUB | Pages 165 | ASIN: B00KCNK2XU | 2.1 Mb
Appaloosa – Appaloosa (1969) Columbia/CS 9819 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Appaloosa ‎- Appaloosa
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Label: Columbia/CS 9819 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Psychedelic-Folk

Appaloosa’s sole album is a textbook case of baroque folk, which was a term “en vogue” in the late 60’s, and described a folk rock laced with symphonic classical music; and with Al Kooper’s connection (both musical and production-wise) it became one of those influential albums, even if it only stayed four weeks in the US billboard, peaking at 128. Named after the horses and graced with a sober group picture for artwork, the album epitomizes a bit the Boston folk-rock scene, which saw Earth Opera (and its continuation Sea Train) and James Taylor emerge from also. The baroque folk genre can be applied to the Beatles’ Eleanor Rogby as well as the Rolling Stone’s Ruby Tuesday as well to artistes like Nick Drake, Donova, Tim Buckley and John Martyn. All of the 11 tracks are written by singer-guitarist John Parker Compton, whose songwriting evokes Joni Mitchell and later singer- songwriters in the 15 years surrounding this album’s release.
Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - … Giudizio Avrai (1988) R.D.M.L. 75 - Original IT Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - … Giudizio Avrai
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Label: Self Production/R.D.M.L. 75 | Released: 1988 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
A very nice surprise!!
This album came as a surprise to me in many ways. This band is one of my favorite in the RPI genre, but I didn’t realize that this album existed until recently. Their first two albums are more along the lines of heavy prog and hard rock power trio with flute, with the thunderous bass of Stefano Urso commanding most of the attention.
Yes – Going For The One (1977) Atlantic/SD 19106 – 1st US Monarch Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Yes – Going For The One
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Label: Atlantic/SD 19106 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
When the music press announced that Rick WAKEMAN returned to YES in ’76, I was delighted, what a pleasant surprise! ‘Could YES handle the very high expectations?’ was the ultimate question in those days. Well, very positive!! That was the clear answer after the release of the new album “Going For The One” in ’77 and my keyboard hero WAKEMAN, ‘the caped crusader’, sounded as reborn.
James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:58 minutes | 1,67 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

In The Pocket is one of James Taylor’s most acclaimed recordings. His final release for Warner Bros. Records features appearances by Art Garfunkel, Carly Simon, Stevie Wonder, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Leland Sklar, Graham Nash, Milt Holland, David Grisman, among others. Reaching the Billboard Top Twenty, the album includes the chart-topping hit, “Shower The People”. This Gold-certified masterpiece is essential for any music lover’s library.
Irish Coffee – Irish Coffee (1971) Guerssen/GUESS072 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Irish Coffee – Irish Coffee
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Label: Guerssen/GUESS072 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2010 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Recently on a buying trip to Brooklyn I scored a bunch of great records, both originals and reissues. The reissue of this album on Akarma knocked me cold, and continues to every time I play it. Belgium had an underrated and fantastic music scene in the early 70s, but Irish Coffee are the most impressive group I’ve heard from there, no question. What makes this album a masterpiece is the hard driving guitar work juxtaposed with quality songwriting and a bit of the Czar/ Stonehouse/Asgard UK vibe to the tracks. Czar and Deep Purple come to mind often, as does surprisingly a bit of early Spooky Tooth, yet Irish Coffee managed to create their own sound.