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.
Alex De Grassi - Clockwork (1981) Windham Hill Records/WH-1018 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Alex De Grassi – Clockwork
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Mastered By Stan Ricker
Label: Windham Hill Records/WH-1018 | Release: 1981 | Genre: Acoustic-Fusion

The first true ensemble album in the Windham Hill style – Clockwork really defined the label’s sound for the next several years. Alex de Grassi proves that not only is he one of his generations finest guitarists, he has a larger musical vision, ambition and extraordinary taste in collaborators.
The Flock - The Flock (1969) Columbia/CS 9911 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Flock – The Flock
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Label: Columbia/CS 9911 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Progressive-Jazz

Essential: A masterpiece of Progressive-Rock music
As I already said before in a Darryl Way’s Wolf review, bands who play simultaneously electric violin and electric guitar are rare; The Flock belong to this select group. As if it was not enough, a very inspiring Zappa-esque mini-brass section garnishes furthermore the melodies, often falling into a refined fusion style: because of all that, The Flock remains a very unique band, capable of being hard rock, big band, bluesy, psychedelic, fusion or even folk: that’s why we can classify them as an art rock artist, since they can borrow different musical styles.
Neil Diamond - Hot August Night (1972) MCA Records/MCA 2-8000 - 2LP/1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night
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Label: MCA Records/MCA 2-8000 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Country-Pop

This is the ultimate Neil Diamond record. Not necessarily the best — he’s at his most appealing crafting in the studio — but certainly the ultimate, capturing all the kitsch and glitz of Neil Diamond, the showman.
Neil Diamond - Touching You, Touching Me (1969) UNI Records/93071 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Neil Diamond ‎- Touching You, Touching Me
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Label: UNI Records/93071 | Released: 1969 | This Issue: 1970 | Genre: Country-Pop

Diamond’s first regular album release to sell in substantial numbers, Touching You, Touching Me contains the gold Top Ten single “Holly Holy,”…
Neil Diamond - Stones (1971) MCA Records/MCA-2098 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Neil Diamond ‎- Stones
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Label: MCA Records/MCA-2098 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Country-Pop

Neil Diamond, normally a quick worker, spent four months agonising over the lyrics of I Am… I Said, and it shows. That’s why the song lingers. There are lines which don’t quite ‘fit’ at first, and seem almost fragmentary coming from such a craftsman, but they’re the lines which – once the penny drops – give it its confessional greatness. People magazine hailed the song as “Art at its best, which moves the audience to self-investigation”. Certainly it’s a masterpiece of introspection which transcends conventional pop limitations. Diamond himself rambled, “It tells of feeling lost and questions and doubts and insecurities… and realising that you can never go back home”.
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.
Grand Funk ‎- Phoenix (1972) Capitol Records/SMAS 11099 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Grand Funk ‎- Phoenix
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Mastered At Sterling Sound
Label: Capitol Records/SMAS 11099 | Release: 1972 | Genre: Hard-Rock

Having scored four consecutive Top Ten albums in the previous two years, Grand Funk Railroad may not have seemed to casual observers like a band who needed to rise phoenix-like from the ashes, but the title of the band's seventh album referred to its re-emergence after a litigious split from manager/producer Terry Knight.
Rush - Hold Your Fire ‎(1987) Mercury/832-464-1 Q-1 - Original US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz

Rush - Hold Your Fire
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Mastered At Masterdisk By Robert Ludwig
Label: Mercury/832-464-1 Q-1 | Release: 1987 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Everything here has declinegd a bit in terms of performance and inspiration. Fortunately, it is still very good. No doubt, it sounds like "Power Windows", but Geddy Lee took it easy on the bass, focusing more on the keyboards.