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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?)
Jethro Tull – Live/Bursting Out (1978) Chrysalis/301 275-420 – 2LP/DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!!

Jethro Tull – Live/Bursting Out
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Mastered By Bobby Hata
Label: Chrysalis/301 275-420 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
After playing this album for literally months, I have finally sat my skinny arse down to lend some ink to the wonderful JETHRO TULL recording “Bursting Out – Live”. It is now remastered — thank you very much Chrysalis/Capital records for doing so, and Ian ANDERSON, of course, for being there to supervise and lend your personal touch with colorful liner notes.
Cressida – Asylum (1971) Repertoire Records/REP 2224 – UK 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cressida – Asylum
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Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road Studios By Jon Astley
Label: Repertoire Records/REP 2224 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars CRESSIDA’s “Asylum” is a wonderful example of early British symphonic progressive rock. This 1971 release mixes catchy Paul McCartney-esque vocals with adventurously colorful instrumental passages. The new listener will probably notice singer Angus Cullen, whose voice comes close to McCartney’s (not totally, but close). His vocal melodies are some of the finest I’ve heard in 70s English prog, and the subtle British storytelling style in the lyrics is amusing to listen to.
Beggars Opera – Waters Of Change (1971) Vertigo/6360 054 – DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Beggars Opera – Waters Of Change
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Label: Vertigo/6360 054 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 1974 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Swimming in mellotron
“Waters of change” was Beggar’s opera’s best album in my opinion, full of strong melodies and well constructed songs. Having introduced themselves with the innovative, classically driven “Act one”, the band invested in a mellotron, which instantly became the dominant instrument in their sound. The band moved away from the intricate symphonic prog of their first album, towards the art rock of the Moody Blues and Barclay James Harvest.
Cressida – Cressida (1970) Repertoire Records/REP 2225 – UK 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cressida – Cressida
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Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road Studios By Jon Astley
Label: Repertoire Records/REP 2225 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Cressida’s short career will be unfortunately unnoticed, despite having a lot of trumps in their hands. Just two albums, but both fetching small fortunes (partly due to the fact that they were released on Vertigo’s Swirl label), but the music quality is simply excellent on both records although there are very notable differences between them.
Beggars Opera – Act One (1970) Vertigo/6360 018 – NL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!!

Beggars Opera – Beggars Opera Act One
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Label: Vertigo/6360 018 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
What a mindblowing debut-album this is! The very melodic and harmonic music from this five-piece band is based upon an incredible dynamic and propulsive rhythm-section and splendid, very exciting Hammond organ work, often accompanied by a powerful and fiery electric guitar. The interplay between the musicians is magnificent and the excertions on keyboards and guitar are very compelling, in the spirit of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
Rush – Hemispheres (1978) Mercury/SRM-1-3743 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Rush – Hemispheres
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Mastered By Gilbert Kong & Ray Staff
Label: Mercury/SRM-1-3743 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars it’s the RUSH album… no ordinary songs! Guitar, bass and drums are incredible! As hard rock as progressive! The guitar sound is unique and it takes most of the place without giving you the feeling that other instruments are not present enough!!
El Reloj – El Reloj II (1976) Acid Nightmare Records/ANM013 – FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

El Reloj – El Reloj II
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Label: Acid Nightmare Records/ANM013 | Release: 1976 | This Issue: 2015 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
One of South America’s better groups, El Reloj had an all too brief recording 70’s career and just two albums, their debut being in a much harder rock vein in the Purple line. This one is much proggier and is in my top ten South American records. Just like its predecessor’s reissue, the album starts out with bonus tracks (which I always found rather unsettling and non-respectful of the album itself. Fortunately this occurrence is rare enough in prog (I can only think of Germany’s Parzival with an even stranger set up where bonus tracks bookend the album tracks.
Spring – Spring (1971) Akarma/AK 213/2 – Double LP/IT 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Spring – Spring
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Label: Akarma/AK 213/2 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2002 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
I find it amazing how many groups there were on the cusp of something as big as the development of an entire genre of music. Progressive rock was just starting to kick it into high gear in 1971 and bands like Spring were working on important recordings like this self- titled set.
At first, I was not sure what the picture of the dead soldier meant but after listening to the albums lyrics, it makes more sense. The album certainly has a theme. “The Prisoner,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Shipwrecked Soldier,” “Golden Fleece,” and “Grail” certainly have an explorer war like premise.
The Dubliners – The Dubliners (1964) Transatlantic Records/TRA 116 – Original UK Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Dubliners – The Dubliners
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Label: Transatlantic Records/TRA 116 | Released: 1964 | Genre: Irish-Folk

Important: This is a historical and influential document of why Irish music captivated around the world.
As a curiosity, the vinyl of this LP weighs about 180g (!) It’s a very first edition, you can see it on Transatlantic labels.