Climax Blues Band Lucky For Some

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)  Music

Posted by uff at April 30, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5209 | rem: 2012 | 330Mb

1981's Lucky For Some saw veteran British act Climax Blues Band fully enjoying their US successes, recording the album in Los Angeles' Sound City Studios and living the lives of full fledged rock stars. Once again leaving their blues roots far behind them, Lucky For Some is a slick, upbeat affair, packed with tight rock songs, catchy pop, and groove laden funk. Nicely remastered by the folks at Repertoire Records, Lucky For Some can once again be enjoyed on CD as the melodic, fun album it is.

The Climax Blues Band - 25 Years: 1968-1993 (1994) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 8, 2018
The Climax Blues Band - 25 Years: 1968-1993 (1994) 2CDs

The Climax Blues Band - 25 Years: 1968-1993 (1994) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 918 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included | 02:22:52
Blues-Rock, Blues, Classic Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Repertoire | # REP 4310-WO

1994 compilation on Repertoire featuring 32 tracks from 1968-1993, plus an extensive booklet, detailed tracknotes by Colin Cooper, full discography & rare photos. Packaged as two standard jewelcases within a slipcase, featured tracks include their #3 1977 smash 'Couldn't Get ItRight', the top 20 hit 'I Love You' and a live version of'Don't Start Me Talking'.

Climax Blues Band - Live at the BBC 1970-1978 (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Sept. 22, 2017
Climax Blues Band - Live at the BBC 1970-1978 (2017)

Climax Blues Band - Live at the BBC 1970-1978 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:10:07 | 298 Mb
Blues Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Repertoire Records (UK) Limited

2017 two CD set containing a rare set of historic performances by the Climax Blues Band. Heard for the first time on CD, these expertly remastered tracks from 1970 to 1978, capture the unique Climax sound with it's blend of vocal harmonies, sax and guitar, created by the late Peter Haycock (guitar) and Colin Cooper (vocals and saxophone). Disc 1 has 15 tracks with 'Spoonful', 'Goin' To New York' and 'Milwaukee Truckin Blues' among the highlights. Disc 2 has a further 14 items including international hit single 'Couldn't Get It Right'. Extensive liner notes by Chris Welch, aided by founder member bass guitarist Derek Holt, tell the fascinating story of the group and background to these long-lost recordings. Recordings in stereo and mono.

Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)  Music

Posted by uff at June 25, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)

Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire, REP5212 | rel: 2012 | 270Mb

The sound on the CD is superb - crystal clear and affording the highest homage to a bunch of musicians at their best. Saxophone, drums, keyboards, harmonizing vocals - it's all there. As the title of the album indicates, these guys, Climax Blues Band, were for Real on this album and they delivered. It's a pity there are only eight songs and total playing time is under 40 minutes but that's enough time to be in heaven before staying above the clouds by hitting the repeat button.

Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated (1976) {1991, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 10, 2018
Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated (1976) {1991, Reissue}

Climax Blues Band - Gold Plated (1976) {1991, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 219 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 79 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 39 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Soft Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4142-WY

Gold is right – after gradually building their reputation a series of nine LPs, the Climax Blues Band finally enjoyed a serious hit single with "Couldn't Get It Right," which hit number three on the American charts and led to this album and then two years of almost constant touring. The group is at its most laid-back here, slipping more into a funk than a blues groove for most of Gold Plated's length. They keep some elements of their earlier sound, such as Peter Haycock's searing guitar solo on "Mighty Fire," but those looking for the group's unabashed older style will have to content themselves with just three numbers here: "Berlin Blues," with its chiming overlaid and over-amplified guitars, or the slow, Chicago blues-style "Rollin' Home," and the high-energy "Extra."

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (2000)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 26, 2018
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (2000)

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 537 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 204 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Classic Rock, Electric Blues, Funk | Repertoire Records #REP 4802

This 22-track compilation makes for a commendable jaunt through some of the Climax Blues Band's best material. It may not be the most comprehensive set available, but it does manage to excerpt songs from some of the group's better albums. Led by the Number Nine hit "Couldn't Get It Right" (Number Ten in the U.K.), this compilation package takes the essential cuts from their most significant releases, including their self-titled debut album from 1968, when they were known as the Climax Chicago Blues Band, as well as 1971's Tightly Knit; 1972's Rich Man; and 1976's Gold Plated, which heralded both "Berlin Blues" and "Everyday." The band gained prominence with the fiery saxophone playing of Colin Cooper, and the slick but resounding guitar work of Peter Haycock, making tracks like "Reap What I've Sowed," "Looking for My Baby," and the ever-so-strange "Mole in the Dole" standouts on this set.
Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980) {2012, Remastered} PROPER

Climax Blues Band - Flying The Flag (1980) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 83 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 33 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | Repertoire Records #REP5211

Flying the flag for British rock throughout the Seventies and well into the next decade, Climax Blues Band were at the forefront of high quality, entertaining music, performed with equal success ‘live’ and on record. This ten track selection was first released in 1980, a time of change and conflicting influences. But whatever the moods affecting the musicians, they always played with maximum passion and expertise, as is revealed on ‘Flying The Flag’. The opening number ‘Gotta Have More Love’ is closer to disco pop than the blues that first inspired the group, but whatever style they espoused, Climax always delivered songs with cool expertise. And the core feeling for the rockin’ blues can always be found in performances like Peter Haycock’s outstanding ‘So Good After Midnight’ and the aggressive ‘Blackjack And Me’, that are among the highlights of a vibrant high flying album.

Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album (1975) {1998, 1st CD-issue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 8, 2018
Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album (1975) {1998, 1st CD-issue}

Climax Blues Band - Stamp Album (1975) {1998, 1st CD-issue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 279 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 200 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Soft Rock | Repertoire Records #REP 4719-WY

Led by Colin Cooper, the former frontman of the R&B unit the Hipster Image, the Stafford, England-based Climax Chicago Blues Band were one of the leading lights of the late-'60s blues boom. A sextet also comprised of guitarists Derek Holt and Peter Haycock, keyboardist Arthur Wood, bassist Richard Jones, and drummer George Newsome, the group debuted in 1969 with a self-titled effort recalling the work of John Mayall. Prior to the release of 1969's Plays On, Jones left the group, prompting Holt to move to bass. In 1970 the Climax Chicago Blues Band moved to the Harvest label, at the same time shifting toward a more rock-oriented sound on the LP A Lot of Bottle…

Climax Blues Band - FM/Live (1973) {2004, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at April 6, 2018
Climax Blues Band - FM/Live (1973) {2004, Reissue}

Climax Blues Band - FM/Live (1973) {2004, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 524 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 36 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Roots Rock | Akarma Records #AK 138

Heavy on the kind of blues-rock favored by Humble Pie, this is a live outing in front of a too-loud New York audience. Sax player Colin Cooper helps to separate these English midland lads from the heads-down no-nonsense boogie competition, although the emphasis is squarely on guitarist Peter Haycock. His solo electric slide showcase "Country Hat" is a marvel. The band's pop leanings featured so strongly on their studio recordings come through in "I Am Constant." It's a solid outing, and much meatier than subsequent offerings.

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969) {1990, Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 30, 2018
The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969) {1990, Reissue}

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Blues Rock, Soft Rock, Fusion | Repertoire Records #RR 4077-WZ

Following on from the hard-hitting blues of their debut album, Plays On caught the Climax Chicago Blues Band in somewhat transitional waters, testing any number of different musical styles, but never really setting on any. Certainly the funk thump that characterized their better later work was still an idea waiting to be explored, as the group instead fluttered between the scurrying jazz of the opening "Flight," the psychedelic tinge of "Hey Baby, Everything's Gonna Be Alright Yeh Yeh Yeh," the semi-Santana fusion of "Cubano Chant," and the heavy blues of "So Many Roads," all interrupted by "Mum's the Word," a dynamic Moog sequence that builds out of the theme from 2001, and then freefalls into total space rock.