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The Nice - Nice (1969) Immediate/Z12 52022 - US Promo Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Nice
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Label: Immediate/Z12 52022 | Release: 1969 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive-rock music.
As Nice As Mother Makes It
After two very robust but patchy albums the Nice adopted a slightly different approach to their third by exploiting a half live/half studio hybrid. They felt that this (on the advice of their new manager Tony Stratton-Smith) would showcase the 'best of both worlds' as the studio precedents were not felt to do justice to their live performances.
The Nice - Elegy (1971) Philips/6303 011 - Original DE Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Elegy
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Label: Philips/6303 011 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis (1969) Immediate/Z12 52020 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY REPOST

The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis
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Label: Immediate/Z12 52020 | Release: 1968 | This Issue: 1969 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection.
It is not possible to overestimate the Nice's importance to Progressive Rock. In their moment, they were prog and if the eye-opening debut Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack didn't show that, this dazzling follow-up did. Sure they're so old and dated you'd never put them on unless alone in the house.
Shadowfax - Shadowdance (1983) Windham Hill Records/WH-1029 - 1st US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Shadowfax - Shadowdance
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Label: Windham Hill Records/WH-1029 | Release: 1983 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any rock music collection.
Shadowdance confidently strides into the Windham Hill catalog with the showstopping New Electric India, electric guitar and thundering bass resounding.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery (1973) Manticore/MC 66669 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
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Label: Manticore/MC 66669 | Released: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
One thing is quite certain: ou can love this album to death or loathe it with every fiber of your being, but you can’t really ignore it. From the gorgeusly disturbing gatefold sleeve, displaying a masterpiece of Gothic artwork by Swiss cult artist R.H. Giger (of “Alien” fame), down to the unabashed self-indulgence of its musical content, “Brain Salad Surgery” is a compendium of everything progressive rock is all about, the good, the bad and the ugly. It is loud, metallic, and harsh, undeniably bombastic, though it can also be melodic and soothing – a true rollercoaster ride of an album, swinging from the beautiful, English choirboy vocals of “Jerusalem” (with wonderful lyrics courtesy of one Mr William Blake) to the all-out progressive orgy that is “Karn Evil 9”.
Elton John – The Elton John ‘Live’ Collection (1979) Pickwick Records/PDA 047 – 2 LP/UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Elton John – The Elton John ‘Live’ Collection
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Label: Pickwick Records/PDA 047 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Pop-Rock

The British label Pickwick/Hallmark, is characterized by making re-editions. This time I scored another point by purchasing this double LP’s live by Elton John many, many years ago, with two concerts recorded in the 70s decade (1970 – 1974). I say a success because the records are intact, just like their original versions and the best in a single double album! What more can I ask for?
Quarteto 1111 – Onde Quando Como... (1974) GUESS062 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Quarteto 1111 – Onde Quando Como Porquê Cantamos Pessoas Vivas
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Label: Guerssen/GUESS062 | Released: 1974 | This Issue: 2009 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
As a “Tronmaniac” it was inevitable that one day I would stumble upon the album 10.000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus E Marte by singer and keyboard player José Cid, this is Mellotron Heaven on Earth! Then I discovered that José Cid once joined the Portuguese five piece band Quarteto 1111 and from that moment I was very determined to get an album. Thanks to a Portuguese PA friend (you know who you are) I got a copy and was finally able to listen to this highly acclaimed and most progressive Portuguese progrock effort.
The Early Music Consort – Renaissance Suite (1974) His Master’s Voice/HQS 1415 – 1st UK Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

David Munrow & The Early Music Consort Of London – Renaissance Suite/Music From The Soundtrack Film “La Course En Tête”
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Label: His Master’s Voice ‎– HQS 1415 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Renaissance

This album is a real rarity, not for the style of music nor its interpreters, the strange thing is that this music was produced especially for a film and not a vintage film! It was used to accompany the notable Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx (?). It was somewhat controversial the mixture of Renaissance music and the documentary about this cyclist in those times.
The Early Music Consort Of London – Henry VIII And His Six Wives (1972) Angel Records/SF0-36895 – 1rst US LP In 24bit/96kHz

David Munrow & The Early Music Consort Of London – Henry VIII And His Six Wives: Music From The Soundtrack Film
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Label: Angel Records/SF0-36895 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Renaissance

You may remember a film from the early 1970s called Henry VIII & his Six Wives, starring Keith Mitchell, Donald Pleasance, and Charlotte Rampling; it was notable for its score, which not only featured authentic music of the period (nearly unheard-of at the time), but also was, according to David Munrow, “the first historical film in which the music has been scored entirely for historical instruments.” Munrow also added a few numbers of his own to satisfy the needs of the movie, patterned after 16th-century style and form. Although these days such attention to authenticity is common, even expected, Munrow was one of the pioneers in bringing musicological research and the more immediate practicalities of really old, original instruments and stylistic practice to the level of popular culture. Of course, also in these early days was planted the impression that period instruments must necessarily be somewhat clunky and (to varying degrees) not quite ideally in tune–and in some cases, just plain annoyingly squawky and prone to obnoxious buzzing noises. While this generally fine issue from Testament offers many reminders of those times, when musicians were still finding their way in unfamiliar territory (and often using very user-unfriendly instruments), this release will prove mostly a delight for early music fans–and will be a real treat for those who own the original LPs from which these tracks were drawn.
Schola Hungarica – Magyar Gregorianum 2 (1979) Hungaroton/SLPX 12048 – Original HU Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Schola Hungarica – Magyar Gregorianum 2 (Gregorian Chants From Medieval Hungary)
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Label: Hungaroton/SLPX 12048 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Gregorian Chant

One of my favorite group of “Flat Chant”, the Schola Hungarica ensemble. In this LP there are some exceptions: There are polyphonic pieces and others accompanied by some instrument (organ or percussion).
An awesome LP example from this vocal group.