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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.
Shadowfax ‎- Shadowfax (1982) Windham Hill Records/WH-1022 - 1st US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Shadowfax ‎- Shadowfax
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Label: Windham Hill Records/WH-1022 | Release: 1982 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
SHADOWFAX. Nice name for a progressive rock band. At least that's how they started off. Named after Gandalf's a horse in Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings. They are often classified as new age, but their first album really wasn't, it was rather quite like a more rocking version of OREGON and had a mixture of hard and soft songs. And really their latter albums weren't completely although they lost some of their harder edge and devoted themselves to more mellow fair.
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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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.