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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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.
PFM – The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery (1976) Peters International/CCLPS 9014 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

PFM – The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery
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Label: Peters International/CCLPS 9014 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

A compiled of Premiata Forneria Marconi? But, it is not another ordinary compilation, it is an extract of the first alternative takes of its two first LPs!
Appaloosa – Appaloosa (1969) Columbia/CS 9819 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Appaloosa ‎- Appaloosa
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Label: Columbia/CS 9819 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Psychedelic-Folk

Appaloosa’s sole album is a textbook case of baroque folk, which was a term “en vogue” in the late 60’s, and described a folk rock laced with symphonic classical music; and with Al Kooper’s connection (both musical and production-wise) it became one of those influential albums, even if it only stayed four weeks in the US billboard, peaking at 128. Named after the horses and graced with a sober group picture for artwork, the album epitomizes a bit the Boston folk-rock scene, which saw Earth Opera (and its continuation Sea Train) and James Taylor emerge from also. The baroque folk genre can be applied to the Beatles’ Eleanor Rogby as well as the Rolling Stone’s Ruby Tuesday as well to artistes like Nick Drake, Donova, Tim Buckley and John Martyn. All of the 11 tracks are written by singer-guitarist John Parker Compton, whose songwriting evokes Joni Mitchell and later singer- songwriters in the 15 years surrounding this album’s release.
Three Dog Night – Joy To The World / Their Greatest Hits (1974) MCA 1466 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Three Dog Night – Joy To The World / Their Greatest Hits
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Label: MCA Records/MCA 1466 | Released: 1974 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Released shortly before their run of hit singles came to a close, 1975’s Joy to the World provides a convenient greatest hits package for the casual Three Dog Night fan. It serves as a collection of hit singles rather than a historical overview of the band, and, to that end, it covers most of the necessary ground.
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.
Renaissance – Turn Of The Cards (1974) Sire/SAS-7502 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- Turn Of The Cards
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Label: Sire/SAS-7502 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Hooray! Another outstanding Renaissance album! Compared to the previous album “Ashes are burning”, the bass is more timid, but it still sounds as loud and bottom as Yes and Rush of the 70’s.
Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits (1967) Columbia/JC 9463 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits
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Label: Columbia/JC 9463 | Released: 1967 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

Arriving in 1967, Greatest Hits does an excellent job of summarizing Dylan’s best-known songs from his first seven albums.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Band – Gold & Platinum (1979) MCA2-11008 – 2 LP/Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Lynyrd Skynyrd Band – Gold & Platinum
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Label: MCA Records/MCA2-11008 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Gold & Platinum was compiled by Gary Rossington and Allen Collins, the two surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, after the band’s tragic plane crash of 1977.
Soundtrack – Barry Lyndon (1975) Warner Bros. Records/BS 2903 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Various – Music From The Soundtrack Of Barry Lyndon
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Label: Warner Bros. Records/BS 2903 | Released: 1975 | Genre: Soundtrack

While not the entire score, which would be impossible to assemble on a double let along a single disc, the music contained herein from Stanley Kubrick’s stellar motion picture Barry Lyndon — that starred Ryan O’Neal in the only time he ever actually acted, as well as Marisa Berenson — is a mixed bag of the most delightful sort. With 19 selections on the CD — analogue recorded and remastered in pristine digital sound — the music here stands on its own as an eclectic yet moving collection of pieces that reflect the excesses of 17th and early 18th century cultural mores in royal courts, potato fields, and back alley dances. The main title theme is from Handel, his Sarabande, and is followed by Sean Ó Riada’s gloriously beautiful “Women of Ireland,” performed by the Chieftains, who dig in for a few more before being eased out of the mix by the British Grenadiers’ fife and drum corps.