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Alan Stivell - A L'Olympia (LP / FLAC) Progressive-Folk Series  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Fran Solo at April 28, 2012
Alan Stivell - A L'Olympia (LP / FLAC) Progressive-Folk Series

Alan Stivell - A L'Olympia (LP)
Vinyl | LOG | CUE | FLAC | Full LP Cover (1:1) | 276mb
Genre: Progressive-Folk | Label: Fontana 6399 005 | Release: 1972

Highly recommended is this work of Stivell "A l'Olympia",….

Trace - Birds (LP / FLAC) Progressive-Rock Series  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Fran Solo at April 15, 2012
Trace - Birds (LP / FLAC) Progressive-Rock Series

Trace - Birds (LP)
Vinyl | LOG | CUE | FLAC | Full LP Cover (1:1) | 242mb
Genre: Symphonic-Rock | Label: Sire SASD-7514 | Release: 1975

The second work of the dutch group Trace "Birds"…
Triana – Triana (1975) Fonomusic/89.2100/2 – SP Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Triana – Triana
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Fonomusic/89.2100/2 | Released: 1975 | This Issue: 1984 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Triana were at the forefront of the nascent Rock Andaluz of the mid-1970s with their particular blend of flamenco and progressive rock, characterised by multi-layered analogue keyboards, elaborate flamenco guitar and intense, at times tortured, vocals. Flamenco is of course a musical genus from Andalusia; the neighbourhood in Seville that gave this Spanish trio its name is generally considered to be the birthplace of flamenco. Triana, ‘the gitano barrio’, was home to a large population of Romani people who usually lived in communal homes, called corrales, which were organised around a patio. Many corrales have now disappeared due to housing pressure thus the patio is an important symbol of gitano culture and of the struggle between tradition and modernity. While Triana’s ‘El Patio’ has similar cultural significance it differs in that it features the harmonious synthesis of tradition and modernity, represented respectively by flamenco and progressive rock.
Appaloosa – Appaloosa (1969) Columbia/CS 9819 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Appaloosa ‎- Appaloosa
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
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.
Irish Coffee – Irish Coffee (1971) Guerssen/GUESS072 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Irish Coffee – Irish Coffee
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Guerssen/GUESS072 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2010 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Recently on a buying trip to Brooklyn I scored a bunch of great records, both originals and reissues. The reissue of this album on Akarma knocked me cold, and continues to every time I play it. Belgium had an underrated and fantastic music scene in the early 70s, but Irish Coffee are the most impressive group I’ve heard from there, no question. What makes this album a masterpiece is the hard driving guitar work juxtaposed with quality songwriting and a bit of the Czar/ Stonehouse/Asgard UK vibe to the tracks. Czar and Deep Purple come to mind often, as does surprisingly a bit of early Spooky Tooth, yet Irish Coffee managed to create their own sound.
Renaissance – Azure D’Or (1979) Sire Records Company – 1st US Promo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Renaissance ‎- Azure D’Or
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Sire/SRK 6068 | Released: 1979 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Year 1979, controversial year, the end of the golden decade of the seventies (musically speaking). It’s not only because I say it, but surprisingly, this is one of Renaissance’s best albums and last. We should have thought that because they gave up their classic and epic 10 minute long songs, it was the end of the band.
Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You (1970) B&C Records/CAS-1026 – Original UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: B&C Records/CAS-1026 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Heavy-Progressive

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
A legendary Heavy-Prog album if there ever was one. And a trio at that. These guys look so cool in the liner notes. Man you get Crane and Cann together and look out it’s time to cook !
“Death Walks Behind You” opens with haunting piano lines before the guitar starts to make some noise. Full sound a minute in, vocals follow. A calm with piano after 3 1/2 minutes. It kicks back in. “Vug” opens with some very impressive organ by Crane as the guitar supports. Lots of organ 2 minutes in. The guitar is more prominant after 3 minutes. They’re cooking now ! “Tomorrow Night” is a somewhat catchy tune. Nice organ solo 2 minutes in.Tasteful guitar a minute later. It ends on an experimental note. “7 Streets” opens with organ. Crane used a device to make his Hammond organ sound like church organ on this one. The drumming is excellent on this track but then so is the whole song. This along with “Nobody Else” are my favourites. Some ripping organ and guitar after 3 minutes as they trade solos. I wish all the songs were this dynamic.
Earth & Fire ‎- Superstarshine Vol. 2 (1972) Polydor/2419 029 - 1st NL Pressing - LP/Flac In 24bit/96kHz - FIXED TRACK 4

Earth & Fire ‎- Superstarshine Vol. 2 (Single Compilation 1969-1972)
Label: Polydor/2419 029 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Progressive-Rock
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music.
Featuring "Memories", "Invitation", "Song Of Marching Children"

This is not an simple compilation. No sir. This is only a collection of singles from 1969 to 1972. In this LP appears "Memories", an amazing hit single!
Affinity – Affinity (1970) Vertigo/6360 004 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!!

Affinity – Affinity
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Vertigo/6360 004 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
AFFINITY was a short-lived band that released one album and one single in 1970 and then spilt up. They were a highly regarded band and looked upon with much promise as the one of the new wave of jazz-rock fusion artists. With an effective blend of folk, jazz, soul, blues, and rudiments of modern-day psychedelia and progressive rock, it simply was not fair to put them into any one classification of music. With the powerful vocals of Linda Hoyle leading the way, it looked as though the band had quite a future ahead of them. It was not in the cards unfortunately. What they left for us was a superb achievement by any musical standards, and that includes the most important factors such as sound, production, and musicianship.
Affinity – Affinity (1970) Lilith/LR145 – Deluxe 180g EU Pressing - 2LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!!

Affinity – Affinity
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1400mb & 400mb
Label: Lilith/LR145 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2007 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
AFFINITY’s self-titled album from 1970 is one of the best English progressive albums ever.