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Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (1983) [Teichiku Records TECW-2021, Japan]

Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (1983)
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1996 | Teichiku Records, TECW-2021 | ~ 264 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 59 Mb
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz Rock

If You Leave Me Now is a compilation album by the rock band Chicago. In an attempt to capitalize on the band's second #1 single ("Hard to Say I'm Sorry") as well as its Top 40 follow-up ("Love Me Tomorrow"), Columbia Records built a collection around the Grammy-winning single, which had previously been their only other chart-topper…
Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970) Vertigo (Swirl)/6360 011 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Black Sabbath – Paranoid
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Label: Label: Vertigo/6360 011 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Hard-Rock

Paranoid was not only Black Sabbath’s most popular record (it was a number one smash in the U.K., and “Paranoid” and “Iron Man” both scraped the U.S. charts despite virtually nonexistent radio play), it also stands as one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time. Paranoid refined Black Sabbath’s signature sound — crushingly loud, minor-key dirges loosely based on heavy blues-rock — and applied it to a newly consistent set of songs with utterly memorable riffs, most of which now rank as all-time metal classics. Where the extended, multi-sectioned songs on the debut sometimes felt like aimless jams, their counterparts on Paranoid have been given focus and direction, lending an epic drama to now-standards like “War Pigs” and “Iron Man” (which sports one of the most immediately identifiable riffs in metal history).
Chicago - If You Leave Me Now (1982) Columbia/PC 38590 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHzg

Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
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Label: Columbia/PC 38590 | Released: 1982 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Is there an ideal song compilation for every band? I don’t think so.
I like Chicago a lot, despite its stylistic changes in its long discography (Jazz Rock to Pop Rock). I lost track of this band after Chicago VII (1977), where the memorable “Wishing You Were Here” appears.
John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) London Records/LC 50009 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers
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Label: London Records/LC 50009 | Released: 1966 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Blues-Rock

Tired of a creeping tendency towards pop territory that was happening in his old band, the Yardbirds, Eric Clapton was after one thing alone: the blues. With John Mayall and his pool of fledgling giants he got it in spades.
Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic – Pictures At An Exhibition (1980) M 35165 - 1st US Pressing LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Zubin Mehta & New York Philharmonic Orchestra – Mussorgsky/Ravel – Pictures At An Exhibition/La Valse
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Label: CBS Masterworks/M 35165 | Release: 1980 | Genre: Classical

Here are sets of Pictures to suit almost every personal art gallery. The newest issue (though not the most recently recorded—it has a 1979 analogue source) is the least memorable. The orchestral playing is excellent and certain portrayals are striking, the ”Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”, for instance and ”Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle”, while the closing sequence is strongly projected.
Christy Moore - Christy Moore (1988)  Atlantic/7 81835-1 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Christy Moore - Christy Moore
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Label: Atlantic/7 81835-1 | Release: 1988 | Genre: Folk-Rock

Appearing "Sweet Music Roll On"
This self-titled album, Christy Moore's first on Atlantic Records, seemed intended to introduce him to a wider audience, possibly including American listeners. The album cover includes quotes from Irish music celebrities like Elvis Costello, Shane McGowan and Bono, describing Moore as the "greatest living Irishman" and the Irish equivalent to Woody Guthrie. These endorsements are true enough, but the album they promote proceeds to water down Moore's greatness almost beyond recognition.
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.
Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance (1968) ATCO Records/SD 33-244 - 1st US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance
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Label: ATCO Records/SD 33-244 | Released: 1968 | Genre: Psychedelic-Rock

Another fundamental brick in the prog-rock music wall.
This band started its career by doing artistic cover versions from tunes composed by other people, and this third album presents their own matured composing skills. Earlier "The Beat Goes On" was more like an abstract artsy tryout when compared to this masterpiece in my opinion. The most dominant elements are still the strong organ chord layers, powerful vocal harmonies and very strong emotional load, resembling a state of religious pathos.