lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2009

The Skids - Joy (information update)

Joy Plus Bonus Tracks to be released on MP3 download December 2009

The Joy album is to be released online as MP3 downloads from Amazon and HMV.
The release date according to both websites is 7th December 2009.

Amazon has priced this at £7.99
Direct link to Amazon with more details --> Joy (Plus Bonus Tracks)

The track list and song times are as follows

01. Blood And Soil (4:00)
02. A Challenge (The Wanderer) (6:11)
03. Men Of Mercy (1:12)
04. A Memory (5:16)
05. Iona (6:53)
06. In Fear Of Fire (0:43)
07. Brothers (3:13)
08. And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (5:32)
09. The Men Of The Fall (6:14)
10. The Sound Of Retreat (Instrumental) (3:08)
11. Fields (4:31)
12. Iona (7" Mix) (5:07)
13. Blood And Soil (7" Mix) (3:11)
14. Fields (7" Mix) (3:32)
15. Brave Man (7" Mix) (3:37)
16. Fields (12" Mix) (4:27)
17. Brave Man (12" Mix) (6:43)

The HMV website has a slightly different track listing and no prices as yet
The Direct link to the HMV website is Joy Plus Bonus Tracks at HMV

01 Iona (7-inch edit) 05:07
02 Blood And Soil (7in edit) 03:12
03 Fields (7-in edit) 03:33
04 Brave Man (7in edit) 03:37
05 The Sound Of Retreat... 03:08
06 And The Band Played 05:24
07 Fields (12-in edit)... 04:27
08 Iona 06:54
09 Blood And Soil 04:01
10 Fields 04:32
11 The Men Of The Fall... 06:15
12 Brave Man (12in edit)... 06:43
13 Brothers 03:14
14 In Fear Of Fire 00:43
15 A Memory 05:17
16 Men Of Mercy 01:12
17 A Challenge ... 06:12

Source: The Skids website

ACTUALIZO: Lo tenéis en Spotify, así que a disfrutarlo como se merece, escuchándolo gratuitamente. Y ya sabéis... podéis comprar estas mismas canciones, algunas o todas (en fin, las que queráis), dirigiéndoos a la web de Skids.

domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2009

Mike Oldfield - Live in Bordeaux, 08-11-1984

Bootleg live concert made at Patinoire de Meriadeck in Bordeaux, France, 8 Nov. 1984.

Disc 1:

1. Platinum
2. Tubular Bells part II
3. In High Places
4. Foreign Affair
5. Mount Teide
6. Taurus I & II
7. The Lake
8. Five Miles Out
9. Crises

Disc 2:

1. To France
2. Poison Arrows
3. Crystal Gazing
4. Tricks Of The Light
5. Discovery
6. Talk About Your Life
7. Saved By A Bell
8. Moonlight Shadow
9. Taurus III
10. Shadow On The Wall





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Pink Floyd - The Last Gadgets Of Oxyminus (1969)


Bootleg concert containing two live sets 17 Sep 1969, (1-7) Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London, January - August '69 (8 - 10).

Seven of the recorded tracks also surface on the Amsterdam '69 ROIO. Several species... should read Grantchester Meadows (excellent version, imho). The jazzy Biding my Time is transformed into heavy metal by Dave's rocking solo, really great. Excellent version of Cymbaline, imho. ASOS doesn't contain the lead vocals by Dave (this one is quite bad quality). The first Green is the colour is sang by Roger, the second is by Dave. Quite good quality, what makes this ROIO great is the great mood it can create. Also the performances are very strong. - Zaphy

Format: CD
Catalog: WPOCM 0989do33-2 World Production Of Compact Music
Matrix Disc: OPTICAL MILAN ITALY WPOMD 033
(P) 1989 Made in Italy

Tracklist:

1. Several Species... 7:02
2. Biding My Time 4:32
3. The Grandvizer's Garden Party (III, Exit) 1:13
4. Sleep (=Cymbaline) 12:10
5. Labyrinth 3:00
6. Green Is The Colour 3:21
7. Careful With That Axe, Eugene 2:35
8. A Saucerful Of Secrets 6:36
9. The Narrow Way 4:27
10. Green Is The Colour 6:04





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Genesis - Live in Leicester (1973)

Sometimes the original is the best. Genesis released a live album early in their career. As the band was relatively unknown, the live album was a single LP but sold at the then low price of £1.99. Hence the recording was trimmed to fit the time constraints of the format. But collectors have finally found their Holy Grail, the double LP version.

Genesis


Live in Leicester [Genesis Archive, 1CD]
Live at DeMontfort Hall, Leicester, Feb 25, 1973 (except * Manchester Free Trade Hall, Feb 24, 1973)

The following are notes by fan quadrophenia who shared this more complete version of the famous Genesis Live album late last year:

This is the remaster of the Dutch Test Pressing (2LP) of the officially released album Genesis Live. This one sounds better than all official releases of that album. The track "Supper's Ready" was not included in the official release.

The officially released songs are different in the following ways:

"This Dutch Live Test Pressing is not a regular test pressing because what was finally used on the official Genesis Live LP is different than what was used on this pressing. An extra song is included, the introductions are longer, and the mix is different." (source: genesisimuseum.com)

"It is my conclusion that these LPs are a sort of anomaly; neither a regular test pressing nor a radio concert. These are test pressings for the Leicester/Manchester 1973 concert that was to be used on the official Genesis Live LPs, but not a test pressing for the official LPs themselves." (source: genesisimuseum.com)

Recording comment:

"The ultimate version of this wonderful collectors item. Finest sound quality ever found, this release put all the other ones to shame. I really wonder how did they manage to produce this, it's such a professional remastering work!. This is what Genesis Live could have been... well, I think the guys should have a listened to this priceless piece of work and then ... release it as should have been at last!, with all the fascinating Gabriel stories, a more natural live atmosphere and the arguably best version I've ever heard of Supper's Ready."

For further information please look here:

http://www.genesismuseum.com/vinyl/livetp.htm

Source: Philips/Phonogram Int. B.V. test pressing (2LP), provided by Willem Beens. Vinyl transferring (EMT 950 turntable with TSD 15 moving-coil stylus), audio restoration (CEDAR Cambridge), mastering, cover scans and design by tom 2006.

TM Productions April 2006
GEN730225TM

The version of Supper's Ready here is unique as it is not the same as the version on Genesis Archives Vol 1. That version comes from a concert at the Rainbow Theatre on Oct 20, 1973 and Peter Gabriel reportedly rerecorded some of his vocals for the boxset as did Steve Hackett for his guitar parts.

Tracklisting:

1. Watcher Of The Skies (8:35)
2. The Musical Box (10:38)
3. Get 'Em Out By Friday (9:00)
4. Supper's Ready (23:45)
5. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed* (8:22)
6. The Knife (9:27)

Total time 75:04

Lineup:
Tony Banks
Phil Collins
Peter Gabriel
Steve Hackett
Mike Rutherford

CDR-EAC-wav-flac







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Genesis - Henry's Green Kickerboxers (BBC Paris Studio's, Live 1972)



1972-03-02 (BBC Paris Studios) and 1972-09-25 (BBC London)
Type: Soundboard
Quality: Excellent
Size: 75MB

01 - Intro
02 - The Fountain Of Salmacis
03 - Intro
04 - Peter Gabriel Intro
05 - The Musical Box
06 - Intro
07 - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
08 - Twilight Alehouse
09 - Get 'em Out By Friday
10 - Watcher Of The Skies







Tracks 1-7: March 2, 1972
In Concert: BBC Paris Studios, London, UK

Tracks 8-10: September 25, 1972
Sounds Of The Seventies: BBC, London, UK

Both are from the BBC master DAT.



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Genesis - Academy Of Music. Live in NYC. May 4th, 1974



Date 04-May-1974
Venue Academy of Music, New York NY
Audience Quality A

Disc 1:

1 Watcher Of The Skies 08:12
2 Britannia Story 02:25
3 One Handed Drum Solo 01:52
4 Dancing With The Moonlit Knight 08:37
5 Romeo Story 02:09
6 Cinema Show 10:55
7 I Know What I Like 06:12
8 5 Rivers Story 02:39
9 Firth Of Fifth 09:50

Disc 2:

1 Henry Story 03:06
2 "Some In Betweens Phil..." 01:20
3 The Musical Box 10:46
4 Horizons 02:16
5 The Battle Of Epping Forest 12:24
6 Old Michael Story 03:24
7 Supper's Ready 25:44

Total Running Time : 1h 51min



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sábado, 28 de noviembre de 2009

Pink Floyd - The Man And The Journey (1969)

Live at the Concertgebow, Amsterdam, Sept. 17, 1969.

Label: Great Dane Records
Cat. nº: GDR CD 9207
Country: Italy
Date release: 1992
Not for sale - For promotional use only

The Man and the Journey is the name of a conceptual music piece performed at Pink Floyd live shows in 1969. It consists of several of their early songs coupled with material that would appear on Soundtrack from the Film More and Ummagumma, as well as unreleased songs. The material was incorporated into two album-length suites, The Man and The Journey. The concerts also included visual performance elements such as the sawing and construction of a table and consumption of afternoon tea onstage.

The concept was first performed 14 April, 1969 at the Royal Festival Hall in a show billed as The Massed Gadgets of Auximenes - More Furious Madness from Pink Floyd. A truncated version of the show was recorded 12 May, 1969 for the Top Gear radio programme. The 17 September performance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is the most widely bootlegged of the shows on the tour because it was broadcast by radio station VPRO. Plans for an official live album release of The Man and the Journey were considered, but abandoned due to overlap of material with Ummagumma.

To most fans, the work is either entirely unknown or at least unrecognized as the genesis of Pink Floyd's 'themed pieces'. The band themselves have seldom made reference to it in later interviews. Yet the unique combination of quadraphonic sound effects, abstract program music, and recursive themes — all of which can be traced to The Man and The Journey — were to become further developed in the band's most enduring music.

Tracklist:

Part I: The Man

1. "Daybreak, Pt. I" ("Grantchester Meadows", from Ummagumma) 8:09
2. "Work" (Percussion and vibraphone with musical sawing & hammering) 3:50
3. "Teatime" (Pink Floyd were served tea on stage at this point)
4. "Afternoon" ("Biding My Time", from Relics) 5:15
5. "Doing It!" ("The Grand Vizier's Garden Party (Entertainment)" [6:12 onwards], from Ummagumma, or in some performances it was replaced by a unique combination of "Up the Khyber" [from More] and an early "Heart Beat Pig Meat" [from Zabriskie Point]) 3:49
6. "Sleep" ("Quicksilver", from Soundtrack from the Film More) 4:40
7. "Nightmare" ("Cymbaline", from More) 8:57
8. "Daybreak, Pt. II" ("Grantchester Meadows" instrumental reprise, with alarm clock sound effects) 1:13

Part II: The Journey

1. "The Beginning" ("Green Is the Colour", from Soundtrack from the Film More) 4:49
2. "Beset By Creatures of the Deep" ("Careful with That Axe, Eugene") 6:18
3. "The Narrow Way" ("The Narrow Way, Part 3", from Ummagumma) 5:09
4. "The Pink Jungle" ("Pow R. Toc H.", from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, or in some performances a unique instrumental, similar to "Nick's Boogie") 4:49
5. "The Labyrinths of Auximines" (Part of "Interstellar Overdrive", from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, a riff commonly played during the middle, not the main riff) 6:34
6. "Behold the Temple of Light" (A few seconds of this piece is heard on Ummagumma just before "The Narrow Way, part 3", greatly expanded here) 5:28
7. "The End of the Beginning" ("A Saucerful of Secrets, Pt. IV - Celestial Voices" [8:38 onwards], from A Saucerful of Secrets) 6:14





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Pink Floyd - A Trick Of The Light (1970)



Live in San Antonio, Civic Auditorium, October 1970
Cat nº: WPOCM 1190DC062-2
Audio source: Soundboard. Excellent quality.
Encoded: 224 (VBR) kbps, MP3
File: 51,8 MB

Tracklist:

01. Interestellar Overdrive (12.25)
02. The Embryo (8.57)
03. Atom Heart Mother (20.39)
04. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun (18.03)



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Mike Oldfield - Live Then & Now (London, 1999)



Live Then & Now '99, Jul 13 London (Wembley Arena), UK
Sound: Very good.
Encoded: 128 kbps, MP3

Personnel:

Mike Oldfield - Guitars & Keyboards
Adrian Thomas - Keyboards & Guitars
Claire Nicolson - Keyboards & Guitars
Carrie Melbourne - Bass & Keyboards
Pepsi Demacque - Vocals
Fergus Gerrand - Drums & Percussions
Caroline Monk - Tubular Bells

Supported by Mark Nevin

Tracklist:

In The Beginning
Let There Be Light
Supernova
Crystal Clear
Shadow On The Wall
Ommadawn Part 1
Cochise
Embers
Summit Day
Muse
The Source of Secrets
The Watchful Eye
Jewel In The Crown
Outcast
Serpent Dream
The Inner Child
Secrets - Far Above The Clouds

Encores:

Moonlight Shadow
Family Man
Secrets/Ad Lib - Far Above The Clouds



A poor image quality but good sound audience video performance is found at Google Videos

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Mike Oldfield - Live In Preston (Guild Hall, 23 May 1980)



Live concert made at Guild Hall, in Preston (England) on 23rd May 1980.
Audio source: Sound check - audience. Very good quality.
Codification: 128kbps MP3
CD 1: 50 MB
CD 2: 73 MB (Incl. covers)

Disc 1:

01. Platinum (21.35)
02. Punkadiddle (4.41)
03. I Got Rhythm (7.35)
04. Polka (3.52)
05. Ommadawn Part 1 (19.10)

Disc 2:

01. Incantations - Excerpts from Parts 1 to 4 (23.40)
02. Tubular Bells Part II (7.19)
03. Sailor's Hornpipe (1.42)
04. Guilty (6.21)
05. Tubular Bells Part I (28.34)
06. Blue Peter (2.37)
07. Portsmouth (1.43)
08. Punkadiddle (7.00)





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viernes, 27 de noviembre de 2009

Frets on Fire, un Guitar Hero gratuito

Frets on Fire es un videojuego musical de código libre ganador de la competición de desarrollo de videojuegos Assembly demo party de 2006. Está escrito en Python y usa la librería Amanith.



Es un juego similar al conocido Guitar Hero, de modo que el jugador simula el acto de tocar una guitarra. Las notas aparecen en la pantalla sincronizadas con la canción, y son tocadas manteniendo presionadas las teclas correctas (frets) y marcándolas pulsando Enter (pick button) en el momento preciso. El punteo en las notas correctas incrementa el coeficiente por el que se multiplican los puntos ganados al tocar (x2, x3 y hasta x4), pero una sola nota incorrecta hace que este coeficiente vuelva a x1. Si bien no hay ningún objetivo establecido para las canciones, la puntuación obtenida puede ser comparada con la del resto de jugadores en la web oficial.

El carácter más distintivo del juego es la forma de controlarlo: el teclado se coge con ambas manos como si de una guitarra se tratase, con la mano izquierda en los botones F1-F5 y la derecha en el botón Enter. Debido que algunos teclados no reconocen la pulsación simultanea de algunas de estas teclas, el juego permite cambiarlas para evitar este problema.

Demo de Frets On Fire en Google Videos







Links:

Web del programa
Ficha en la Wikipedia
Web de descarga de mods y canciones

Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) (LP French Edition)





Datos discográficos de esta edición:

Label: Virgin Records
Año de producción: 1974
Pais: Francia
Nº catálogo: 840018
Distribuidor: CPF
Observaciones: Etiqueta en la esquina superior izquierda de la portada: Extrait de la banda originale du film "L'Exorciste".
Nº de matriz: yBarcx 75.767 / yBarcx 75.768

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2009

The Cyrcle - Red Rubber Ball (Columbia, 1966)


Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball por DwightFrye

Artista: The Cyrcle
Título: Red Rubber Ball
Formato: 7-inch single, 45rpm
Sello: Columbia Records, Inc. (USA)
Nº Catálogo: 43589
Género: Classic rock, 60's

Cara A: Red Rubber Ball (2:17)
Cara B: How Can I Leave Her (2:36)

The Cyrkle is best known for their 1966 song "Red Rubber Ball," which went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was co-written by Paul Simon of Simon and Garfunkel and Bruce Woodley of The Seekers. It was released on the Columbia record label. The band had one more Top 20 hit, "Turn-Down Day," later in 1966. After the release of their debut album, Red Rubber Ball, they recorded a second album, Neon, in late 1966, and a movie soundtrack, The Minx, in 1967. They followed that with various singles and then disbanded in late 1967. (from Wikipedia)

martes, 24 de noviembre de 2009

Mogwai - Live in Japan (22 Nov., 1999)

Extraño resulta que ha caido en mis manos un bootleg de Mogwai con un concierto en vivo celebrado en Japón en la fecha del 22 de noviembre de 1999. También extraño que no encuentre alguna referencia clara de este evento en la red, y por tanto me resultaría increible que la fecha concuerde con lo que se puede sacar de esta grabación, por otro lado con un buen sonido.

De todas maneras, cualquiera que pueda conocer profusamente los conciertos de Mogwai puede indicarme qué hay de cierto en la fecha, teniendo en cuenta el tracklist siguiente, y si puede facilitar la localización del lugar de su celebración.

Tracklist:

01. Mogwai Fear Satan (12:05)
02. Cody (7:07)
03. Christmas Steps (9:02)
04. Summer (4:55)
05. May Nothing But Happiness (9:25)
06. Come Through Your Door (13:15)
07. Kappa (5:18)
08. Helicon 1 (9:14)
09. Like Herod (24:44)



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Sergio Mendez & Brasil '77 - Pais Tropical (1971)



Changing their name and style with the trends of the decade, Sergio Mendes Brasil '77 assume a brighter, perhaps more garish sound that tries to get closer to what was happening in North America, even when exploring Brazil. (Other Brazilians were pursuing a similar goal in tropicalismo, with differing results.) Gracinha Leporace had replaced Lani Hall completely on lead female vocals by now; like many Brazilian voices, her grittier, Portuguese-accented tone is a bit off-key, and it definitely alters the group's sound. Mendes kept on coming up with great Brazilian material like "Asa Branca" and "Tonga," and he gives himself an extended jazz piano showcase on Edu Lobo's wordless tour de force "Zanzibar."

On the North American ledger, there is a pop/rock slice of countercultural social protest, "So Many People" (one of three tunes by the gnomelike Paul Williams), and Tom Scott lends a contemporary pop-jazz hand on some tracks with his funky tenor sax. Ultimately, Brasil '77 never came close to becoming the commercial force that Brasil '66 was, but Mendes kept on tweaking the mixture. - Richard S. Ginell, All Music Guide

Artista: Sergio Mendes & Brazil '77
Título: Pais Tropical
Fecha lanzamiento: 1971
Sello original: A&M Records
Nº catálogo:
- LP : SP-4315 (USA) / AMLS 64315 (UK) / 85734-1 (Spain)
- CD : Japanese Import (Universal Records, 2006 PID 634288, with bonus track)
Género: Latin jazz, pop

1 - Pais Tropical (Tropical Land)
2 - So many people
3 - Morro Velho
4 - Zanzibar
5 - Tonga (A tonga da mironga do kabulete)
6 - Gone for ever
7 - Asa Branca
8 - I know you
9 - After Midnight

Buy it / Cómpralo:

Amazon .:::. Yahoo Music Shopping .:::. Last FM .:::. HB Direct .:::. Artist Direct .:::. Legal Sounds

Search for LP vinyl:
AllCollection .:::. TodoColección

Mogwai - Come On Die Young (1999)



También conocido por CODY, es el segundo larga duración de este grupo de post-rock escocés. Ciertamente, es algo diferente al resto de los discos de Mogwai debido a su tono reservado. El segundo corte del álbum, "Cody" es mucho más que una típica canción pop del repertorio de la banda. Aun siendo de porte lento y serpenteante, se caracteriza por una inusual pero distintiva melodía, con empleo del 'slide guitar' y unas prominentes voces.

Hacia el final del disco, el ampuloso "Christmas Steps" rompe la tendencia general de CODY, inmersa en la quietud y la tensión, y devuelve al Mogwai de otros trabajos con su bien conocida dinámica en el empleo de distorsiones con un toque heavy.

Datos discográficos:

Artista: Mogwai
Título: Come On Die Young
Fecha lanzamiento: 29 Marzo 1999
Formatos:
- LP: 2xLP Chemikal Underground, CHEM033 (UK) / 2xLP Matador, OLE 365-1 (US)
- CD: Chemikal Underground, CHEM033CD (UK) / Matador Records, OLE 365-2 (US) / Spunk, URA 005 (AUS).
Género: Post-rock, space-rock, instrumental

Tracklist:

01. Punk Rock – 2:08
02. Cody – 6:33
03. Helps Both Ways – 4:53
04. Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia – 3:25
05. Kappa – 4:52
06. Waltz for Aidan – 3:44
07. May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door – 8:29
08. Oh! How the Dogs Stack Up – 2:03
09. Ex-Cowboy – 9:09
10. Chocky – 9:23
11. Christmas Steps – 10:39
12. Punk Rock / Puff Daddy / Antichrist – 2:14



Buy it / Cómpralo:

The Mogwai store .:::. Last FM .:::. Amazon .:::. iTunes

Mogwai - Young Team (1997)



Datos discográficos:

Artista: Mogwai
Título: Young Team
Fecha de lanzamiento: 21 Octubre, 1997
Formatos:
- LP: Jet Set (USA), TWA07 / Chemikal Underground (UK), CHEM018
- CD: Jet Set (USA), TWA07CD / Chemikal Underground (UK), CHEM018CD / Spunk (AUS/NZ), URA013
Género: Post-rock, space-rock

Tracklist:

1. Yes! I Am a Long Way from Home (5:57)
2. Like Herod (11:40)
3. Katrien (5:24)
4. Radar Marker (1:34)
5. Tracy (7:19)
6. Summer (3:28)
7. With Portfolio (3:11)
8. R U Still in 2 It? (7:20)
9. A Cheery Wave from Stranded Youngsters (2:18)
10. Mogwai Fear Satan (16:19)

Second CD (Deluxe Edition):

11. Young Face Gone Wrong (2:58)
12. I Don't Know What To Say (1:14)
13. I Can't Remember (3:13)
14. Honey (4:18)
15. Katrien (live) (5:31)
16. R U Still In 2 It? (live) (8:00)
17. Like Herod (live) (7:53)
18. Summer (live) (2:58)
19. Mogwai Fear Satan (live) (10:25)



Buy it / Cómpralo:

Amazon .:::. 7-Digital UK .:::. Last FM .:::. e-Music .:::. Yes FM .:::. iTunes

lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2009

Amon Düül II - Made In Germany (1975)

"Made In Germany" (1975) by Amon Duul 2 is a glorious chapter in the history of "Krautrock". This rock opera ROCKS, with great melodies, guitars, keyboards and vocals. Sole female member Renate Knaup sings most of the best songs and is fantastic. Others are sung by Robby Heibl and Chris Karrer.

Karrer's "Mr. Kraut's Jinx" lifts from Lou Reed's "Berlin" period, revs up with Bowie's "Suffragette City" riff, and concludes in punk style with the shouted refrain "future ain't tomorrow, future is today" (shades of the Ramones' "today your love, tomorrow the world"). And that's just one song! All are sung in English with charming, clipped German accents. The lyrics are included in the glossy booklet, along with all the original artwork.

Some of the songs reference German historical figures and events, while others are about being a rock band. Most fascinating are the two songs about 19th century King Ludwig of Bavaria, who was obsessed with building elaborate castles (one of which became the proto-type for Disneyland's Magic Kingdom). His drowning the day after being hounded out of the monarchy by his enemies is still an unsolved mystery. Other songs mention Kaiser Wilhelm, "Metropolis", the "loosey girls" of the Weimar Republic, etc.

The extensive liner notes include a "plot" synopsis, but the so-called plot they put forward is really only evident on two of the tracks. The whole affair is more impressionistic and poetic than it is coherent.

This was a 20-track, 2-record set when issued on vinyl in Germany, but was whittled down to 12 tracks for the U.S. market (and the songs were in a different order). Please note that only ten of the tracks feature vocals - the other ten are rock instrumentals, brief musical interludes, a comical faux-interview with Hitler, and even a majestic overture. Only 2 of the 9 instrumental tracks (and no interview) made it onto the U.S. release, which also had a different cover - with Knaup posed as Dietrich in "The Blue Angel".

Re-issued in its complete form several years ago by Repertoire, it is newly available in this beautifully remastered package by the Revisited label. The restored tracks add a lot - it's all much more "grand". Amon Duul 2 would crash and burn after this, then resurrect themselves in less heralded groupings in the years that followed. Renate Knaup left to join Popol Vuh. But at least they left us with a masterpiece.

Of the many rock operas I've bought, this is one of the best and most interesting (and fun). Highly recommended. ~ Amazon.com



Artista: Amon Düül II (Alemania)
Título: Made In Germany
Sello original: Nova/Teldec.
Fecha de lanzamiento: Noviembre 1975
Formatos publicados:
LP : Nova/Teldec [Germany] (6.22378 AO) / Atco [USA] (SD 36 119) / Atlantic [UK] (1975, K-50182)
2-LP : Nova/Teldec 6.28350 DX (1975)
CD : Castle Communications (1991, UK CLC 5009, 1LP reissue) / Repertoire "2 LP in one CD" (1996, REP 4631-WP) / Revisited Records (2005, Digipack SPV 42342 REV 092)
Género: krautrock / progressive rock / opera rock

Tracklist:

Disco 1:

01. Overture (5:12)
02. Wir Wollen (1:32)
03. Wilhelm Wilhelm (3:10)
04. SM II Peng (2:16)
05. Elevators Meets Whispering (1:26)
06. Metropolis (3:37)
07. Ludwig (2:32)
08. The King`s Chocolate Waltz (2:28)
09. Blue Grotto (3:33)
10. Mr. Kraut Jinx (8:44)

Disco 2:

11. Wide Angle (4:06)
12. Three-Eyed Overdrive (1:17)
13. Emigrant Song (3:21)
14. Loosey Girls (5:13)
15. Top of the Mud (3:45)
16. Dreams (4:08)
17. Gala Gnome (3:52)
18. 5.5.55 (1:39)
19. La Krautoma (6:08)
20. Excessive Spray (1:41)

Músicos:

Robby Heibl - Bass, Violin, Guitar, Vocal
Chris Karrer - Guitar, Violin, Banjo, Vocal
Renate Knaup - Vocals
Peter Leopold - Drums, Percussion
Falk U. Rogner - Organ, Synths
Nando Tischer - Guitar, Vocal
John Weinzierl - Guitar



Buy it / Cómpralo:

Amazon .:::. Amon Düül Website .:::. Inside-Out shop /
3-MP3 .:::. MP3 City .:::. 7-Digital España .:::. 7-Digital UK

domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2009

D. B. M. & T. - Mr. President / Frisco Annie (1970)

El primer single extraido del álbum "Fresh Ear" referido en mi anterior post es este animoso "Mr. President", el cual tiene un sonido bastante parecido al del grupo Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Pese a esa similitud, el sonido que siempre ha caracterizado al grupo desde sus inicios en la segunda mitad de la década de los 60 y que les valieron grandes éxitos junto con Dave Dee, tales como "The Legend of Xanadu", "Bend It", "Hideaway", "Save me" o "The Wreck Of The Antoinette", se mantiene igual de vivo en este tema.

No es de extrañar que haya conseguido entrar en las listas de ventas, aunque ya no sea con la misma fuerza que en años anteriores. Aun así, se puede decir que los últimos años de vida de Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich antes de su desaparición definitiva de los escenarios en 1974 han sido excitantes, pero igualmente amargos, como en cualquier carrera musical.

Datos del single:

Títulos: Mr. President / Frisco Annie
Formato: Single 7", 45 rpm
Fecha de lanzamiento: Abril 1970.
Sello: Fontana
Nº catálogo: 6007 022

A - Mr. President (Dymond / Alley / Davies) - Pulsar Music Ltd. (3:04)
B - Frisco Annie (Dymond / Alley / Davies) - Lynn Music Ltd. (3:06)

D. B. M. & T. - Festival / Leader of a Rock 'n' Roll Band (1970)

Este es uno de los pocos singles editados por el legendario grupo inglés de pop-rock, reunificado bajo las siglas DBM&T (Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich) tras la separación de Dave Dee en 1969. Incluido en el álbum "Fresh Ear" por el sello Philips en 1970, no alcanzó ninguna repercusión, aun cuando un single anterior "Mr. President" logró entrar en el Top 40 de las listas británicas. La canción presente en la cara A no es demasiado brillante, pero rezuma el sonido característico de la banda, aunque totalmente evolucionado para los tiempos que corrían. No obstante, es su cara B, "Leader of a Rock And Roll Band" la más vigorosa y conjuntada de este disco.

Considero que se debería haber editado este single al revés, intercambiando las canciones de sitio. Pero, en fin, este single como tal ha estado en nuestra casa desde hace ya mucho tiempo. Lo tuvimos en su edición española, pero mucho tiempo después se perdió. Afortunadamente, hará cosa de un par de años lo encontré en una de esas ferias de discos que suelen montarse cada año en la ciudad escocesa de Edimburgo por una cantidad ínfima de dinero y ahora mismo trato de conservarlo en las mejores condiciones posibles. A pesar de la poca calidad de la canción "Festival", la he tenido viva en mis recuerdos desde que era niño.

En España se lanzó con esta portada:



Datos discográficos:

Artista: Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (D. B. M. & T.)
Canciones: Festival / Leader of a Rock And Roll Band
Fecha de lanzamiento: Agosto 1970
Nº catálogo: 6006 066
Sello: Philips

A - Festival (Davies) - Pulsar Music Ltd. (3:07)
B - Leader of a Rock And Roll Band (Dymond / Davies) - Lynn Music Ltd. (2:48)

Links de interés:

- Web oficial del grupo
- Web sobre Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
- Entrada sobre DDDBM&T en la Wikipedia, en inglés.
- Los singles
- DBM&T - Fresh Ear

sábado, 21 de noviembre de 2009

Chiquito de la Calzada y Hombres G







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Con este video "antológico", se estrenan los Hombres G con su página web, bajo el nombre de Hombres G TV. Chiquito, como siempre, haciendo las cosas a su manera...

Syd Barrett - Vinyl Sessions EP (Studio out-takes 1969-1971)




Format: 7-inch EP (33 rpm)
Label: Octopus
Release year: unknown
Cat. nº: NR-16509
State: Unauthorised / bootleg record
Genre: Psych. rock

Tracklist:

A1 - Dark Globe
A2 - Word Song
B1 - Birdy Hop
B2 - Milky Way

- MP3 / 128 kbps

Frank Zappa - KCET TV studio (Live in Los Angeles) (1974)

Tracks from the KCET-TV studio, Los Angeles, 6/7-Aug-1974. They first appeared on Indiscreet Picture Show and A Token of His Extreme.

Current listing:

1. Montana (3:54)
2. Stink-Foot (Tom Waits Version) (3:56)
3. Inca Roads (9:28)
4. Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat [listed as "Dog Breath"] (3:50)
5. Approximate (1:23)
6. Cosmik Debris (7:35)
7. Florentine Pogen (9:55)

- MP3 / 128 kbps

If any copyright holder wants this live material removed from my blog, I can do it with no problem. Just communicate it previously before proceeding in a wrong way like reporting against the full blog when most of my blog entries doesn't have a similar content. This stuff consist in fans productions or private recordings made for public exposure and in no way should be sold or marketed.

Frank Zappa - Live in Washington (11th Nov, 1972)

Live at DAR Constitution Hall, Washington DC, on 11st November, 1972.

Disc 1:

1. Farther O'Blivion (18:41)
2. Cosmik Debris (6:15)
3. Little Dots (22:18)
4. Caravan (with drum solo) (2:56)

Disc 2:

1. When The Saints Go Marchin' In (1:31)
2. Imaginary Diseases (13:52)
3. Chunga's Revenge (19:10)
4. America Drinks (4:23)

- CD 1

- CD 2

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