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The Nice - Nice (1969) Immediate/Z12 52022 - US Promo Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Nice
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Label: Immediate/Z12 52022 | Release: 1969 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive-rock music.
As Nice As Mother Makes It
After two very robust but patchy albums the Nice adopted a slightly different approach to their third by exploiting a half live/half studio hybrid. They felt that this (on the advice of their new manager Tony Stratton-Smith) would showcase the 'best of both worlds' as the studio precedents were not felt to do justice to their live performances.
The Nice - Elegy (1971) Philips/6303 011 - Original DE Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

The Nice - Elegy
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Label: Philips/6303 011 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis (1969) Immediate/Z12 52020 - US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY REPOST

The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis
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Label: Immediate/Z12 52020 | Release: 1968 | This Issue: 1969 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection.
It is not possible to overestimate the Nice's importance to Progressive Rock. In their moment, they were prog and if the eye-opening debut Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack didn't show that, this dazzling follow-up did. Sure they're so old and dated you'd never put them on unless alone in the house.
Shadowfax - Shadowdance (1983) Windham Hill Records/WH-1029 - 1st US Pressing - LP In 24bit/96kHz - ONLY RE-POST

Shadowfax - Shadowdance
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Label: Windham Hill Records/WH-1029 | Release: 1983 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any rock music collection.
Shadowdance confidently strides into the Windham Hill catalog with the showstopping New Electric India, electric guitar and thundering bass resounding.
Cressida – Asylum (1971) Repertoire Records/REP 2224 – UK 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cressida – Asylum
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Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road Studios By Jon Astley
Label: Repertoire Records/REP 2224 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars CRESSIDA’s “Asylum” is a wonderful example of early British symphonic progressive rock. This 1971 release mixes catchy Paul McCartney-esque vocals with adventurously colorful instrumental passages. The new listener will probably notice singer Angus Cullen, whose voice comes close to McCartney’s (not totally, but close). His vocal melodies are some of the finest I’ve heard in 70s English prog, and the subtle British storytelling style in the lyrics is amusing to listen to.
Cressida – Cressida (1970) Repertoire Records/REP 2225 – UK 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cressida – Cressida
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Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road Studios By Jon Astley
Label: Repertoire Records/REP 2225 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Cressida’s short career will be unfortunately unnoticed, despite having a lot of trumps in their hands. Just two albums, but both fetching small fortunes (partly due to the fact that they were released on Vertigo’s Swirl label), but the music quality is simply excellent on both records although there are very notable differences between them.
Spring – Spring (1971) Akarma/AK 213/2 – Double LP/IT 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Spring – Spring
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Label: Akarma/AK 213/2 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2002 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
I find it amazing how many groups there were on the cusp of something as big as the development of an entire genre of music. Progressive rock was just starting to kick it into high gear in 1971 and bands like Spring were working on important recordings like this self- titled set.
At first, I was not sure what the picture of the dead soldier meant but after listening to the albums lyrics, it makes more sense. The album certainly has a theme. “The Prisoner,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Shipwrecked Soldier,” “Golden Fleece,” and “Grail” certainly have an explorer war like premise.
Trees – The Garden Of Jane Delawney (1970) Music On Vinyl/MOVLP309 – EU 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Trees – The Garden Of Jane Delawney
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Label: Music On Vinyl/MOVLP309 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2011 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
British psychedelic folkrock group Trees released two records in 1970. The debut (currently being reviewed) and slightly more stately yet stiff ‘On the Shore’. Both albums are hailed as favorites by listeners
Cat Stevens – Numbers (1975) A&M Records/SP 4555 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cat Stevens – Numbers
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Mastered By Bernie Grundman
Label: A&M Records/SP 4555 | Release: 1975 | Genre: Folk-Rock

Things aren’t going well for Cat Stevens on the planet, ah, polyethylene. Critics keep asking: would you buy a used I Ching from this man? Since Tea for the Tillerman, affirmation has been doubtful. Never a deep thinker and rarely a master of words, Stevens has now turned to the “majik” of numerology, only to have the melodies disappear down the decimal point. In fact, “Call Me Zero” would have been a perfect title for Numbers, an album so breathtakingly stupid that even the most loyal fan could count its merits without using any of the fingers on either hand.
Rare Bird – Rare Bird (1969) Philips/6369 900 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Rare Bird – Rare Bird
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Label: Philips/6369 900 | Released: 1969 | DE Issue: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
Back in 1970, whilst browsing in my favorite used record store, i came across this album. Despite the ghastly sleeve art (not the cover pictured above), i turned it over and noticed “Sympathy” included in the track listings, a song i had heard many times on the radio in the office but had never really taken much notice of, despite it being a huge hit single. The photo of the band clinched it – in those days any strange album i found depicting “four hippies in a field / park / wood” was worth investigating as part of my “scene”.