Capitol Records Sampler

Various Artists - Tibetan Freedom Concert (1997) {3 CD Capitol Records 7243 8 59110 2 6}

Various Artists - Tibetan Freedom Concert (1997) {3 CD Capitol Records 7243 8 59110 2 6}
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© 1997 Capitol Records, Inc. / Grand Royal | 7243 8 59110 2 6
Alternative / Indie / Jam Band / Electronic / Britpop / Rap / Post-Grunge / World Music

The Tibetan Freedom Concert was the largest rock charity event of 1997, a two-day event held in June that featured many of the biggest names in rock and rap. Appropriately, it was filmed and recorded with the intention of being released later in the year as a charity record. The triple-disc set, The Tibetan Freedom Concert, is the extraordinary document of that weekend, containing one performance apiece from the 36 artists who appeared at the concert.
Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16046 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant ‎- The Missing Piece
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A Wally Traugott Cut
Label: Capitol Records/SN-16046 | Release: 1977 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any Prog-Rock music collection
Now, it must be said, I’m inclined to love just about anything Gentle Giant ever released or even breathed on. Thus, with the following praise in mind, unprepared fans of the band’s earlier work may get to this album, and a song like “I’m Turning Around,” and laugh their pants off. This would be an unfortunate reaction. Okay, so there is definitely a shift in direction evident on this album — there are less overtly “proggy” songs, more purely rocking songs, and a general lifting of the intense burden of creating “yet another insane experimental masterpiece!!!” that every album preceding seemed to bear.
Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (1974) Capitol Records/ST-11337 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Gentle Giant – The Power And The Glory
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Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Ken Perry & Wally Traugott
Label: Capitol Records/ST-11337 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
THE POWER AND THE GLORY is one of Gentle Giant’s more “difficult” albums, there’s no doubt about that. It’s also one of my favourites from this highly inventive and influential English prog band.
Dating from 1974, this concept piece delves — with fitting cynicism — into the political experience, and the compromise, corruption, betrayal and egotism that go hand-in-hand with high office. (The cover, depicting a glowering, playing card king, is a classic.)
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.)
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.
Renaissance – Prologue (1972) Capitol Records/SMAS-11116 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- Prologue
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Label: Capitol Records/SMAS-11116 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
All change
A slightly misleading title for this album, as it was actually the third release under the Renaissance name. In fairness though, the line up completely changed prior to the release of this album, which saw Annie Haslam take on vocal duties for the first time.
Ethos – Ardour (1976) Capitol Records/ST 11498 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ethos – Ardour
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Label: Capitol Records/ST 11498 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A rather forgotten band from USA,this quintet hailed from Fort Wayne at the state of Indiana.ETHOS got lucky to be signed by Capitol Records and soon they moved to New York in order to record their first album.By the end of 1975 the work was almost ready and the eight arrangements of ”Ardour” were all written by the leader of the band,vocalist/mandolin player/guitarist Will Sharpe.
Sweet – Level Headed (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16117 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Sweet – Level Headed
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Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Ken Perry
Label: Capitol Records/SN-16117 | Released: 1977 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Sweet struggled to earn credibility as album artists and/or score hits after finally wresting themselves free of songwriting/production team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman in the summer of 1974. They turned out a few albums before achieving both goals with Level Headed. The album gave them their final Top Ten hit with the dreamy “Love Is Like Oxygen,” a single that suggested that its accompanying record was a trippy mainstream pop record. Instead, it was one part of an ambitious sonic mosaic where Sweet tried a little bit of everything, cloaking it all in a neo-prog aesthetic.
David Axelrod - The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 (2005) {Capitol Jazz}

David Axelrod - The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 (2005) {Capitol Jazz}
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Genre: jazz, R&B, soul, orchestral pop, jazz

The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 is a 2005 compilation album by producer/conductor David Axelrod. Released by Capitol Jazz, The Edge looks at part of his own discography while showing his contributions when he was the A&R for Capitol's Black music division by bringing in Lou Rawls, Letta Mbulu and others. His blend of orchestral jazz soul would become a sampling tool for countless hip-hop songs in the 1990's when producers dabbled in his output.

VA - Rhythm Of Life (CD3) (2003) {Ubiquity Records sampler}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 4, 2017
VA - Rhythm Of Life (CD3) (2003) {Ubiquity Records sampler}

VA - Rhythm Of Life (CD3) (2003) {Ubiquity Records sampler}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 103 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 39 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, downtempo, Latin pop

Rhythm Of Lifes is a four song CD3 (3 inch CD) released by Ubiquity Records. A sampler for the label, it highlights some of the material they were releasing at the time.