Meddle (harvest Smas 832 US Pressing LP

Pink Floyd ‎- Meddle (1971) Harvest/SMAS-832 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Pink Floyd ‎- Meddle
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Label: Harvest/SMAS-832 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
The metal of the medal in a medley
Even though it (sort of) copied its layout AHM's successor did not top the charts, but instead it brought Floyd on the brink of greatness, just behind the bend. For some reasons, Meddle doesn't suffer of the same controversy than AHM did, which is rather strange, because it if has much higher and outstanding peaks, it is also much less even, because the lows on this album are simply awful. With that bizarre yet fascinating Hypgnosis artwork of mixing an ear and waterdrops on rippling the surface of calm waters, Meddle has not only a weird unnatural name, but the album was released in early 71 like its predecessor with the name and title on the cover, something that Crimson or Zep were also doing with success.
Pink Floyd - More (1969) Harvest/SW-11198 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Pink Floyd - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From The Film "More"
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Mastered At Capitol Mastering
Label: Harvest/SW-11198 | Release: 1969 | This Issue: 1975 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
More or less?
With the commercial pop side now eluding Floyd's attempts, French cineaste Shroeder's proposition to create the soundtrack for his first film must've fallen from the skies, a bit as Zeus' gift. This project is instrumental in Floyd's middle career, definitely turning its back from the pop single market. Some progheads have problems considering this album a real Floyd album (some even pointing the group did as well), mostly due to the OSF letters printed on the intriguing psychedelic artwork. But there are a lot of real gems on More, some are even classic Floyd songs. If some people are put off by this, the shorter song format and the word Soundtrack are the culprits. Do indulge as this is a real Floyd album, because it is quite instrumental and experimental and very representative of Floyd's then-actual soundscapes.
Bee Gees – Gold Volume One (1976) RSO/RS-1-3006 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bee Gees – Gold Volume One
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Label: RSO/RS-1-3006 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Classic-Pop

The Bee Gees Gold, Vol. 1 compiles the group’s biggest singles from their first five years of hit records, beginning with 1967’s “New York Mining Disaster 1941” and ending with 1971’s “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.”
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.
Steppenwolf – 16 Greatest Hits (1973) MCA Records/MCA-1599 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Steppenwolf – 16 Greatest Hits
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Label: MCA Records/MCA-1599 | Released: 1973 | Club Edition: 1980 | Genre: Hard-Rock

16 Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Steppenwolf, released in 1973. It features some of their most famous songs, including “Born to Be Wild”, “The Pusher”, and “Magic Carpet Ride”, and “Hey Lawdy Mama.” The album consisted of the 11 tracks from the previous Gold: Their Great Hits album, in the same order as on the two sides of that earlier album, with the addition of the final two tracks on side 1, and the final three tracks on side 2.
Carpenters – A Song For You (1972) A&M Records/SP 3511 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Carpenters – A Song For You
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Label: A&M Records/SP 3511 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Country-Pop

The duo’s best album, and the place to start beyond the hits compilations. Up to the release of A Song for You, the Carpenters’ success had seemed an awesome if somewhat fluky phenomenon, built on prodigious talent, some beautifully crafted pop sensibilities, and a very fortunate choice of singles — their albums Close to You and Carpenters, though they were top-sellers, both seemed just a bit thrown together.
Weather Report – I Sing The Body Electric (1972) Columbia/KC 31352 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Weather Report – I Sing The Body Electric
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Label: Columbia/KC 31352 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of rock music
Free Form Jazz Fusion at its Best
Weather Report’s I Sing the Body Electric is an album that I’ve only recently been able to handle and appreciate. It’s extremely free form, pulling in sounds ranging from low spoken murmurs to more classic jazz soloing to strange atonal feedback. The album is custom made for lying back with headphones, as the mix is very open and airy. I feel like I’m floating in a spacy dream. The tonality will slide from pleasant melodic major phrases to chaos almost seamlessly, tricking you into thinking there was planned structure for just a moment and then flying off again into the stratosphere.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery (1973) Manticore/MC 66669 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
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Label: Manticore/MC 66669 | Released: 1973 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
One thing is quite certain: ou can love this album to death or loathe it with every fiber of your being, but you can’t really ignore it. From the gorgeusly disturbing gatefold sleeve, displaying a masterpiece of Gothic artwork by Swiss cult artist R.H. Giger (of “Alien” fame), down to the unabashed self-indulgence of its musical content, “Brain Salad Surgery” is a compendium of everything progressive rock is all about, the good, the bad and the ugly. It is loud, metallic, and harsh, undeniably bombastic, though it can also be melodic and soothing – a true rollercoaster ride of an album, swinging from the beautiful, English choirboy vocals of “Jerusalem” (with wonderful lyrics courtesy of one Mr William Blake) to the all-out progressive orgy that is “Karn Evil 9”.
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Between Nothingness & Eternity (1973) Columbia/KC 32766 – 1st US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Between Nothingness & Eternity
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Label: Columbia/KC 32766 | Released: 1973 | Genre: Jazz-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
4.5 stars really!!!!
As I explained in the BoF review, the tensions between Hammer and Goodman on one side and McLaughlin and Cobham on the other, started destroying the group and taking into the abyss the third album’s recording sessions with the group, Columbia decided to bring out as a third offering a live album, which consisted of brand new and unreleased material: the three extended tracks on the live album being found in their original dimension on the Lost Trident Sessions. What really happened is that Mc and Cobham wanted to release the LTS tapes as a finished album, while Hammer, Goodman and now joined by Laird opposed it. This led to an imminent break-up, but the group owing one more album to Columbia settled on recording their august 73 Central Park concert. The group would soldier on until New Year’s Eve in Toledo. After which, McLaughlin build from scratch a new line-up of MO that would go on to record three albums of its own.