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.
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.
The John Renbourn Group – Live In America (1982) Flying Fish/FC 27103 – 2 LP/Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The John Renbourn Group – Live In America
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Label: Flying Fish/FC 27103 | Released: 1982 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
When the network did not exist and at the time of purchase music, I often faced sealed LPs, without oportunity able to listen them. How to choose and buy without a mistake?
Well, in my case I always depended on my instincts. Sometimes a simple but attractive cover was the final choice (evidently based on artists I knew). An excellent example is this double LP of “The John Renbourn Group”, knew about John Renbourn next to Jacqui McShee (Both from Pentangle).
Rush – Hemispheres (1978) Mercury/SRM-1-3743 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Rush – Hemispheres
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Mastered By Gilbert Kong & Ray Staff
Label: Mercury/SRM-1-3743 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars it’s the RUSH album… no ordinary songs! Guitar, bass and drums are incredible! As hard rock as progressive! The guitar sound is unique and it takes most of the place without giving you the feeling that other instruments are not present enough!!
Grand Funk Railroad – Survival (1971) Capitol Records/SW-764 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Grand Funk Railroad – Survival
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Label: Capitol Records/SW-764 | Released: 1971 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

By the time Grand Funk Railroad came to make Survival in January 1971, Cleveland Recording had moved to new quarters, and the group had become a national phenomenon, its last two albums Top Ten million-sellers.
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Daylight Again (1982) Atlantic/SD 19360 –  1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills & Nash – Daylight Again
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Mastered at Sheffield Lab Matrix by Stan Ricker
Label: Atlantic/SD 19360 | Release: 1982 | Genre: Country-Rock

Although Crosby, Stills & Nash had, in effect, been together for well over a decade when Daylight Again (1982) was issued, it was only their third studio long-player of concurrently new material.
Horslips – Happy To Meet… (1972) Atco Records/SD 7030 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Horslips – Happy To Meet… Sorry To Part
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Label: Atco Records/SD 7030 | Release: 1972 | Original US Issue: 1973 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Entry into the exclusive club of “professional musicians” is often a gradual and painful process. Based on recorded documents, such was not the case with Horslips, who came to the game fully formed and ready to rock n reel. I’m sure they paid their dues in a live setting for years, even if that included weddings, funerals, and christenings, as off the cuff performing is often part and parcel of Irish culture. Whatever the case, “Happy to Meet…Sorry to Part” is a landmark celtic rock recording and a stunning debut, and this applies whether you are a celtic music fan, a progressive fan, a rocker, or any combination thereof.
John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers (1966) London Records/LC 50009 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

John Mayall With Eric Clapton – Blues Breakers
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Label: London Records/LC 50009 | Released: 1966 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Blues-Rock

Tired of a creeping tendency towards pop territory that was happening in his old band, the Yardbirds, Eric Clapton was after one thing alone: the blues. With John Mayall and his pool of fledgling giants he got it in spades.
Cat Stevens – Foreigner (1973) A&M Records/SP-4391 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cat Stevens – Foreigner
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Mastered at Sterling Sound by Lee Hulko
Label: A&M Records/SP-4391 | Release: 1973 | Genre: Folk-Rock

Between 1970 and 1972, Cat Stevens recorded four albums in the same manner, using the same producer and many of the same musicians, painting the album covers, and assigning the records ponderous titles. Things changed with his next album, Foreigner.