Climax Blues Band Plays on Remastered Expanded Edition

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969)  

Posted by uff at Jan. 22, 2015
The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969)

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Akarma, AK 144-2 | rel: 2001 | 325Mb

Following on from the hard-hitting blues of their debut album, Plays On caught the Climax Chicago Blues Band in somewhat transitional waters, testing any number of different musical styles, but never really setting on any. Certainly the funk thump that characterized their better later work was still an idea waiting to be explored, as the group instead fluttered between the scurrying jazz of the opening "Flight," the psychedelic tinge of "Hey Baby, Everything's Gonna Be Alright Yeh Yeh Yeh," the semi-Santana fusion of "Cubano Chant," and the heavy blues of "So Many Roads," all interrupted by "Mum's the Word," a dynamic Moog sequence that builds out of the theme from 2001, and then freefalls into total space rock.

Climax Blues Band - Shine On (1978)  

Posted by uff at May 26, 2014
Climax Blues Band - Shine On (1978)

Climax Blues Band - Shine On (1978)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5202 | rel: 2002 | 305Mb

It is 1978 and Climax Blues Band is at the peak of its powers during a happy golden era when rock bands rule. They had hit the charts the previous year with funky single ‘Couldn’t Get It Right’ and they get it right on again with shiny new album ‘Shine On’. It features marvellous performances from a classic Climax line up with Peter Haycock at the helm on lead guitar and vocals.
Peter is joined by Colin Cooper, the deep toned vocal-meister and superb alto sax player. They are boosted by a super tight rhythm section comprising Derek Holt (bass) and John Cuffley (drums). Climax romp through eight raunchy tracks, including ‘Makin’ Love’ (also released as a single) and the stomping boogie ‘Champagne & Rock’n’Roll’. A cover of Tony Joe White’s ‘The Gospel Singer’ comes complete with soulful backing vocalists.
Gary Moore - Back On The Streets (1978) {2013, Reissue, Remastered, Expanded Edition}

Gary Moore - Back On The Streets (2013) {Expanded Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 85 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Classic Rock | Universal Music #5341873

1979 was a busy year for Irish guitarist Gary Moore, who after years of seemingly aimless wandering across the musical landscape (including a flirtation with jazz-rock fusion while fronting G-Force) simultaneously re-launched his long-dormant solo career and became a full-time member of Thin Lizzy. Moore had originally agreed to help his old partner in crime Phil Lynott only temporarily, while longtime Lizzy guitarist Brian Robertson recovered from a broken hand incurred in a barroom brawl. But due to Robbo's increasing unreliability, Moore was persuaded to stay on and record Lizzy's Black Rose album in exchange for Lynott's help in shaping his own solo effort, Back on the Streets…
The Ides Of March - Vehicle (1970) Remastered Expanded Edition 2014

The Ides Of March - Vehicle (1970) Remastered Expanded Edition 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Jazz Rock | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0289 | Time: 00:52:55

With our release of well-received titles by Blood, Sweat & Tears and Tower of Power, we at Real Gone have become something of a home for the great horn bands of the late '60s and early 70s, and with our reissue of The Ides of March's classic Vehicle album on the 50th anniversary of the band s founding, we are bringing another one into the fold. The Ides began in a basement in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn on October 16th, 1964, and have stayed together ever since; only the Rolling Stones really rival them for longevity. And this album, Vehicle, was their commercial high-water mark; its title track went to #2 and the album to #55 on the 1970 charts. It's a happy collision (no pun intended) of the band s garage-y British pop influences and the more progressive sounds of Chicago and BS&T that were sweeping through FM radio at the time; our Expanded Edition features four single bonus tracks and notes by Richie Unterberger featuring quotes from the band's Jim Peterik and Larry Millas. Highly recommended!

Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)  

Posted by uff at June 25, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)

Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire, REP5212 | rel: 2012 | 270Mb

The sound on the CD is superb - crystal clear and affording the highest homage to a bunch of musicians at their best. Saxophone, drums, keyboards, harmonizing vocals - it's all there. As the title of the album indicates, these guys, Climax Blues Band, were for Real on this album and they delivered. It's a pity there are only eight songs and total playing time is under 40 minutes but that's enough time to be in heaven before staying above the clouds by hitting the repeat button.

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)  

Posted by uff at April 30, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5209 | rem: 2012 | 330Mb

1981's Lucky For Some saw veteran British act Climax Blues Band fully enjoying their US successes, recording the album in Los Angeles' Sound City Studios and living the lives of full fledged rock stars. Once again leaving their blues roots far behind them, Lucky For Some is a slick, upbeat affair, packed with tight rock songs, catchy pop, and groove laden funk. Nicely remastered by the folks at Repertoire Records, Lucky For Some can once again be enjoyed on CD as the melodic, fun album it is.

Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit (1971)  

Posted by uff at March 5, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit (1971)

Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit (1971)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire RR 4079-WZ | rel: 1990 | 335Mb

By the time of 1971's Tightly Knit, the group had settled into a very comfortable groove and suddenly didn't seem to be trying so hard, instead letting the music speak for itself. This newfound confidence was also mirrored in the fact that eight of the ten tunes aboard were group-penned originals. While they showed some versatility on tunes like "Little Link" and "Shoot Her If She Runs" (both exhibiting a strong country rock flavor), they still managed to sound like no one else but the Climax Blues Band on such familiar warhorses as "Spoonful" and Robert Johnson's "Come on in My Kitchen."

Climax Blues Band - Sample and Hold (1983)  

Posted by uff at Jan. 15, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Sample and Hold (1983)

Climax Blues Band - Sample and Hold (1983)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5203 | rem: 2012 | 350Mb

Climax Blues Band had undergone a few changes by the time they cut ‘Sample And Hold’ in 1983. While Peter Haycock (guitar and vocals) and Colin Cooper (sax and vocals) were still holding the fort, they had sampled a new rhythm section. The latest recruits were George Glover on keyboards, Dave Markee on bass and Henry Spinetti on drums. Together they kept the Climax flag flying.
Climax Blues Band - The Harvest Years 69-72 (1991)

Climax Blues Band - The Harvest Years 69-72 (1991)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
See For Miles SEE CD 316 | rel: 1991 | 440Mb

Prior to their brief days as an American FM corpo-rock darling, the then Climax (Chicago) Blues Band were much like their U.K. predecessors Graham Bond, Rory Gallagher, Savoy Brown, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, the Groundhogs, and Eric Clapton. They played and wrote original blues and blues-rock tunes based on their love of the electric Chicago sound of their heroes. These tracks from their days on the Harvest label remain pleasant reminders of how very good they were.

Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980)  

Posted by uff at June 13, 2014
Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980)

Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5211 | rel: 2012 | 280Mb

"I Love You" is arguably the highlight of the album. You either love the song or hate it, but I'm with the majority who loves this simple, beautiful song penned by Climax Blues Band bassist Derek Holt.
This isn't a typical Climax Blues Band song, as it strays from their core Blues-based format; however, the Climax Blues Band, whether they were willing to admit it or not, began straying in the mid-70's, incorporating a disco-based sound ("Couldn't Get it Right," a disco hit from 1976 wasn't much in the blues vein).