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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

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!

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

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.
John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

John Abercrombie – Characters
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Mastered At Mastersisk
Label: ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any jazz-fusion music collection
I'm afraid I cannot discuss this album in terms of "meribolant soul melodies" or such, but if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxed solo album from one of the top jazz guitarists, CHARACTERS might be just right for you.
The Flock - Dinosaur Swamps (1970) Columbia/C 30007 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Flock – Dinosaur Swamps
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Label: Columbia/C 30007 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Jazz

Excellent addition to any Progressive-Jazz music collection.
I knew nothing about The Flock when this LP was released, but I bought it since I thought the cover promised a great album.
Bread - Anthology Of Bread (1985) Elektra/E1 60414 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bread – Anthology Of Bread
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Mastered At Atlantic Studios By Dennis King
Label: Elektra/E1 60414 | Release: 1985 | Genre: Country-pop

Originally released in the UK in 1977 as the Sound of Bread and as “Anthology” in the United States, this is a solid collection for these soft rock giants of the early ’70s.
Gentle Giant - In A Glass House (1973) WWA Records/WWA 002 - 1st UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Gentle Giant ‎– In A Glass House
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Label: WWA Records/WWA 002 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
I’m really speechless. Sometimes, I feel ambarassed by my lack of mind-opening. Once again, after 3 (the magic number) good listen at the album, I do not regret to have purchased this BRILLANT record. Gentle Giant is a very respectable, yet ‘easy listening’ prog band. But this time, it’s getting crazier.
Ethos - Open Up (1977) Capitol Records/ST-11616 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ethos – Open Up
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Label: Capitol Records/ST-11616 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection
ETHOS were an excellent 70’s US based 4 piece prog rock band whose second album “Open Up” remains a landmark album for this music lover. Fans of classic 70’s prog will love this album with their great epic passages (a la YES) with complex syncopation (aka SPOCK’S BEARD, GENTLE GIANT and KING CRIMSON) and pastoral moments full of the glorious mellotron. In many ways they remind me musically of a cross of FIREBALLET and YES.
Clemencic Consort - Danses Anciennes De Hongrie (1978) HM 1003 - Original FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Clemencic Consort – Danses Anciennes De Hongrie Et De Transylvanie
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Label: Harmonia Mundi/HM 1003 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Early-Baroque

The Clemencic Consort is an early music group established in Vienna. It was founded in 1969 by René Clemencic after he stopped directing his previous group, the Ensemble Musica Antiqua.