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.
Bad Company - Straight Shooter (1975) Swan Song/SS 8413 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bad Company – Straight Shooter
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Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Label: Swan Song/SS 8413 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Classic-Rock


Cut straight on the heels of Bad Company’s 1974 debut — just a matter of three months later; not quite long enough to know how big a success the first LP would be — Straight Shooter is seemingly cut from the same cloth as its predecessor.
Neil Young With Crazy Horse - Zuma ‎(1975) Reprise Records/MSK 2242 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Zuma
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Mastered By George Horn
Label: Reprise Records/MSK 2242 | Released: 1965 | Genre: Country-Rock

Neil Young’s association with Crazy Horse could have ended after the death of Danny Whitten in 1972, but just three years later, Young recruited guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro into the band and cut Zuma. Many fans see it as the high-water mark of his long career with Crazy Horse; songs like “Cortez the Killer” have been a regular part of his setlist for years since. “I’ve got all these songs about Peru, the Aztecs and the Incas,” Young told Cameron Crowe in 1975. “Time travel stuff.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best Of B.T.O. (1976) SRM-1-1101 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Best Of B.T.O.
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Label: Label: Mercury/SRM-1-1101 | Release: 1976 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Having never made a completely satisfactory album, in part because many of their songs sound somewhat similar, this short but sweet 9-track “best-of” culls the most essential songs from the band’s first five studio albums and neatly sums up a damn good singles band.
Trace - Birds (1975) Sire/SASD-7514 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Trace - Birds
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Pressed At Sterling Sound
Label: Sire/SASD-7514 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
This 3-piece in my mind blew ELP out of its own native waters! Rick Van Der Linden is a criminally underrated keyboard maestro with more than a few good ideas.
Trace - Trace (1974) Sire/SASD-7504 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Trace – Trace
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Label: Sire/SASD-7504 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
Dutch keyboard-wizard Rick got worldwide recognition with the ‘classic-rock formula’ from EKSEPTION but he wanted his own band to work out his own ideas. He founded TRACE with bass player Jaap van Eik (CUBY AND THE BLIZZARDS, The MOTIONS, SOLUTION, LIVING BLUES) and drummer Pierre van der Linden (TEE SET, BRAINBOX, FOCUS), a real Dutch supergroup.
Jan Akkerman - Profile (1972) Sire Records Company/SAS 7407 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Jan Akkerman - Profile
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Mastered At Sterling Sound
Label: Sire Records Company/SAS 7407 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
What can a man do with a guitar?
Being referred to as one of the best guitarist on the globe this moment had to come: the ultimate guitar solo record. To be more specific: the ultimate guitar side of a record.
Marillion - Fugazy (1984) Capitol Records/ST-12331 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Marillion - Fugazy
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Mastered By Eddy Schreyer
Label: Capitol Records/ST-12331 | Released: 1984 | Genre: Neo-Progressive


Essential: a masterpiece of Progressive Rock music
I cannot wait anymore to review this record: This record contains maybe the best guitar solos in the history of music. It is not a question of speed here; it is rather a question of sounding near the perfection. The electric guitar solos are at their best, especially the solo on “Jigsaw”, which is, in my opinion maybe the best one in the history of music, at least near Eddie Van Halen’s eruption: I’ve never heard a more pure, loud and clean Fender Stratocaster sound than on this track.
Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth (1986) Relativity/88561-8110-1 - 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth
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Mastered By Bernie Grundman
Label: Relativity/88561-8110-1 | Released: 1986 | Genre: Hard-Rock


Not of This Earth was the first studio release from guitar wizard Joe Satriani (not counting the hard-to-find Joe Satriani EP).