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Emtidi – Saat (1972) Wah Wah Records/LPS037 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emtidi – Saat
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Label: Wah Wah Records/LPS037 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 2007 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A beautiful, dreamy album by German folk rockers Emtidi! This one belongs to Pilz catalogue (where have been signed all the best of German “acid” folk at the beginning of the 70’s).
Renaissance – Novella (1977) Sire/SA 7526 – 1st US Demo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- Novella
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Label: Sire/SRK 7526 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Just another sublime Renaissance album! Following the marvelous “Song for Scheherazade”, Novella still has many of its magical moments. There are wonderful orchestral arrangements, unforgettable melodic piano parts, and the bass is well played, sophisticated and absolutely not timid. Annie’s voice is superb, as always, and the other musicians produce excellent backing vocals.
Appaloosa – Appaloosa (1969) Columbia/CS 9819 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Appaloosa ‎- Appaloosa
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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.
Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - … Giudizio Avrai (1988) R.D.M.L. 75 - Original IT Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Il Rovescio Della Medaglia - … Giudizio Avrai
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Label: Self Production/R.D.M.L. 75 | Released: 1988 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
A very nice surprise!!
This album came as a surprise to me in many ways. This band is one of my favorite in the RPI genre, but I didn’t realize that this album existed until recently. Their first two albums are more along the lines of heavy prog and hard rock power trio with flute, with the thunderous bass of Stefano Urso commanding most of the attention.
Yes – Going For The One (1977) Atlantic/SD 19106 – 1st US Monarch Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Yes – Going For The One
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Label: Atlantic/SD 19106 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
When the music press announced that Rick WAKEMAN returned to YES in ’76, I was delighted, what a pleasant surprise! ‘Could YES handle the very high expectations?’ was the ultimate question in those days. Well, very positive!! That was the clear answer after the release of the new album “Going For The One” in ’77 and my keyboard hero WAKEMAN, ‘the caped crusader’, sounded as reborn.
Irish Coffee – Irish Coffee (1971) Guerssen/GUESS072 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Irish Coffee – Irish Coffee
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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.
Three Dog Night – Joy To The World / Their Greatest Hits (1974) MCA 1466 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Three Dog Night – Joy To The World / Their Greatest Hits
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Label: MCA Records/MCA 1466 | Released: 1974 | This Issue: 1980 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Released shortly before their run of hit singles came to a close, 1975’s Joy to the World provides a convenient greatest hits package for the casual Three Dog Night fan. It serves as a collection of hit singles rather than a historical overview of the band, and, to that end, it covers most of the necessary ground.
Renaissance – Azure D’Or (1979) Sire Records Company – 1st US Promo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Renaissance ‎- Azure D’Or
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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.
Renaissance – A Song For All Seasons (1978) Sire/SRK 6049 – 1st US Promo Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Renaissance ‎- A Song For All Seasons
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Label: Sire/SRK 6049 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
Yes, another outstanding Renaissance album, AMONG THEIR BEST ONES! On this one, the omnipresent & OUTSTANDING classical arrangements are really in the foreground, really participating to the melody! Clearly, Renaissance is a band that is better when having an accompanying orchestra! Again, the style is still strongly baroque symphonic. Just hear this combination of relatively modern keyboards and strings+horn arrangements: SUBLIME! Annie’s lead vocals are very loud, pure and never bland.
Sandrose – Sandrose (1972) Sommor/SOMM012 – SP 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Sandrose – Sandrose
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Label: Sommor/SOMM012 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 2013 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
What a wonderful album from this French five-piece band! The melodic and harmonic songs alternates from romantic and swinging tot up-tempo and bombastic featuring powerful female vocals, lush keyboards (beautiful Mellotron waves) and strong electric guitar (JP Alarcen would later produce some strong solo work).