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The Idle Race - The Birthday Party (1968) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 31, 2013
The Idle Race - The Birthday Party (1968) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2007]

The Idle Race (Jeff Lynne, ELO) - The Birthday Party (1968) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 199 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 100 Mb | Scans | Time: 28:44
EMI Records Ltd. | TOCP-70271
Rock, Psychedelic Pop

After almost half a year in the making, The Birthday Party was released in the UK during October 1968 and was one of the first albums to be housed in a gatefold sleeve (the first of course was by the Beatles). Jeff, Greg, Dave and Roger lounge rather dapperly around an oversized invitation asking one and all to come to their first birthday party.

The Move - Message From The Country (1971) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2006]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 31, 2013
The Move - Message From The Country (1971) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2006]

The Move (ELO) - Message From The Country (1971) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 479 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 193 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:16:10
Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Art Rock | Toshiba-EMI Ltd. | TOCP-70061 (SHSP 4013)

Digitally remastered expanded edition of the final Move album that included Bev Bevan, Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, who would eventually disband the group to form Electric Light Orchestra. Amid the 9 added bonus tracks are the original single plus an alt version of "Do Ya", one of the groups last recordings that would become a hit for ELO later in the decade. This edition is released in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the group's signing to EMI Records.

Dick Heckstall-Smith - A Story Ended (1972) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2006]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 19, 2013
Dick Heckstall-Smith - A Story Ended (1972) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2006]

Dick Heckstall-Smith - A Story Ended (1972) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 460 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 179 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:10:33
Air Mail Archive | AIRAC-1187
Rock, Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock, Blues

Recorded in April 1972, "A Story Ended" was the debut solo album by Colosseum saxophonist Dick Heckstall-Smith. Recorded upon the demise of Colosseum, the sessions featured contributions by Jon Hiseman, Mark Clarke, Chris Farlowe & Dave Greenslade of the band, along with Graham Bond (of whose Organization Dick was a member alongside Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker), Chris Spedding and lyrical offerings from Pete Brown. A superb example of Jazz influenced Progressive rock, the album appeared on Bronze Records in 1972 and is now hailed as a classic of the genre.

Colosseum - Daughter Of Time (1970) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2004]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 12, 2013
Colosseum - Daughter Of Time (1970) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2004]

Colosseum - Daughter Of Time (1970) [Japan Mini-LP CD 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 316 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 107 Mb | Scans | Time: 42:48
Arcangelo | ARC-7085
Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Art Rock

Daughter of Time is the fourth album by Colosseum, released in 1970. It hit number 23 in the UK Albums Chart. Recorded summer 1970 at Lansdowne Studios London, except track 8 recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall July 1970.

Ian Gillan - Toolbox (1991) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 25, 2015
Ian Gillan - Toolbox (1991) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2007]

Ian Gillan - Toolbox (1991) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 311 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 109 Mb | Scans | Time: 43:19
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Air Mail Archive | Cat.: AIRAC-1395

Toolbox is the second solo album by Ian Gillan originally released only in Europe, Japan and Brazil on German label EastWest. Gillan screamed his way through an entire album. Not that bad actually. It was Gillan's last album before his second comeback with Deep Purple in August 1992. Worth pointing out that, although the ‘Gillan’ band logo is used on the cover, this release is considered and billed as an Ian Gillan solo album.

Cargoe - Cargoe (1972) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2003]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 19, 2015
Cargoe - Cargoe (1972) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2003]

Cargoe - Cargoe (1972) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 357 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 Mb | Scans | Time: 47:32
Genre: Power Pop, Southern Rock | Label: Stax/Victor Entertainment, Inc. | Cat.№: VICP-62340

Cargoe is an American Band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, originally formed in the late 1960s as Rubbery Cargoe, whose lone studio album, engineered by phonon Terry Manning, was released on Memphis Tennessee’s legendary Ardent Records in 1972. Cargoe did an admirable job blending power-pop melodicism with various contemporary sounds - late Beatles, post-CS&N and Traffic soft/folk rock, blues lead guitar and some country sounds. Listening to Cargoe, it sounds like they just a bunch of Southern boys who loved the Beatles and others, and went in a different direction. Southern rock were their brethren, (you can hear it on the vocals, the acoustic guitar bedrock and the blues-rock guitar leads), but instead of founding a new tribe, Cargoe became a curious attempt. Had they become more popular, they might have been the American Badfinger, but even better. Very Rare CD!

Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2007] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 10, 2015
Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2007] Repost

Ian Gillan - Naked Thunder (1990) [Japan (mini-LP) CD, 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 356 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 147 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:37
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Air Mail Archive | Cat.: AIRAC-1394

The term "rock legend" certainly applies to Ian Gillan. Fronting such bands as Deep Purple and Black Sabbath over the years, he has proved that he has an incredible voice and has been a very influential force in the rock genre. This solo album features both his incredible vocal talents and some fine songwriting. The material varies from hard rock that feels a bit like Deep Purple to more balladic sort of works. In fact, one of the ballads on the disc is an incredibly emotional piece that is one of the best cuts on the CD.

Unicorn - One More Tomorrow (1978) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 23, 2015
Unicorn - One More Tomorrow (1978) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]

Unicorn - One More Tomorrow (1978) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 346 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 145 Mb | Scans | Time: 51:27
Genre: Soft Rock, Country Rock | Label: Air Mail Archive | Cat.№: AIRAC-1191

1978 came and went and Unicorn's third American (4th in the UK) album was ignored. Even though this album may not have been stronger than its predecessors, it is nonetheless wonderful. Songs like "Eric," "Get Along Fine" and "So Hard To Get Through" are little gems of Pop music with a slight country tinge but just didn't have that something special enough to break the band and so this marked the end of Unicorn. But with a catalog of inspired music behind them, they had made their mark and continue to do so to this day.

Unicorn - Too Many Crooks (1976) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 14, 2015
Unicorn - Too Many Crooks (1976) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]

Unicorn - Too Many Crooks (1976) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 320 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 127 Mb | Scans | Time: 47:18
Genre: Rock, Country Rock | Label: Air Mail Archive | Cat.№: AIRAC-1190

Too Many Crooks, which followed (in the States, this would be considered the band's second album when in actuality, it is their third), sees Gilmour again in the producer’s chair. The band (with the same line up) is really in the moment here. Whether it’s Andy Jackson's meticulous remastering or that all the pistons were firing for Unicorn at this point, "Crooks" sounds fantastic. The songwriting is clever and the tunes are well crafted and melodic.

Unicorn - Blue Pine Trees (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]  

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 9, 2015
Unicorn - Blue Pine Trees (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]

Unicorn - Blue Pine Trees (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 424 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 167 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:03:28
Genre: Rock, Country Rock | Label: Air Mail Archive | Cat.№: AIRAC-1189

Produced by Pink Floyd's own David Gilmour, Blue Pine Trees was the second release from British folk/country rock act Unicorn (though self-titled here in the US upon its release on Capitol Records) back in 1974. Blue Pine Trees is country rock, more mellow then rock actually. It begins with the upfront mandolin, vocal harmonies and fine bass playing from Pat Martin on "Electric Night."