Climax Blues Band Sense of Direction

Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction (1974)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 12, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction (1974)

Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction (1974)
Blues | 1cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
FUEL/Chrisalis 302 061 620 2 | rel: 2006 | 320Mb

As a long-time fan of Climax Blues Band, I have been waiting for this one for a while, now. A previous CD release of 'Sense of Direction' (on Plum Records) had a serious flaw in my favorite song, in addition to so-so sound. Really, how can you lose about 20 seconds of music in the middle of a song and not notice it? This new Fuel Records release at least corrects that deficiency. 'Amerita/Sense of Direction' has been restored to its full 6:08 length, the sound of the album as a whole has been cleaned up, and three bonus tracks have been added.

The Climax Blues Band - 25 Years 1968-1993 (1994) 2 CD  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 19, 2012
The Climax Blues Band - 25 Years 1968-1993 (1994) 2 CD

The Climax Blues Band - 25 Years 1968-1993 (1994) 2 CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 951 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 343 Mb (incl 5%) | Complete Scans – 14 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Repertoire | # REP 4310-WO | Time: 02:21:21

1994 compilation on Repertoire featuring 32 tracks from 1968-1993, plus an extensive 44 page booklet, detailed track notes by Colin Cooper, full discography & rare photos. Packaged as two standard jewel cases within a slipcase, featured tracks include their #3 1977 smash 'Couldn't Get ItRight', the top 20 hit 'I Love You' and a live version of 'Don't Start Me Talking'.

Climax Blues Band - Rock Goes to College 1978  

Posted by KGmB at Dec. 2, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Rock Goes to College 1978

Climax Blues Band - Rock Goes to College 1978 (2015)
DVD-5 | NTSC | VOB | 4:3 (720x480) | MPEG-2, ~8.5 Mbps VBR | 29.970 fps | 41:11 min | All Regions | 3,1 GB
English | Color | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 48.0 KHz, 192 Kbps | Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 48.0 KHz, 448 Kbps | RAR Rec.
Genre: Blues Rock, Soft Rock | Repertoire

Live at the BBC on Birmingham Polytechnic,United Kingdom,3rd November,1978.

Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)  

Posted by uff at June 25, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)

Climax Blues Band - Real To Reel (1979)
Blues Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire, REP5212 | rel: 2012 | 270Mb

The sound on the CD is superb - crystal clear and affording the highest homage to a bunch of musicians at their best. Saxophone, drums, keyboards, harmonizing vocals - it's all there. As the title of the album indicates, these guys, Climax Blues Band, were for Real on this album and they delivered. It's a pity there are only eight songs and total playing time is under 40 minutes but that's enough time to be in heaven before staying above the clouds by hitting the repeat button.

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)  Music

Posted by uff at April 30, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5209 | rem: 2012 | 330Mb

1981's Lucky For Some saw veteran British act Climax Blues Band fully enjoying their US successes, recording the album in Los Angeles' Sound City Studios and living the lives of full fledged rock stars. Once again leaving their blues roots far behind them, Lucky For Some is a slick, upbeat affair, packed with tight rock songs, catchy pop, and groove laden funk. Nicely remastered by the folks at Repertoire Records, Lucky For Some can once again be enjoyed on CD as the melodic, fun album it is.

Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit (1971)  Music

Posted by uff at March 5, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit (1971)

Climax Blues Band - Tightly Knit (1971)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire RR 4079-WZ | rel: 1990 | 335Mb

By the time of 1971's Tightly Knit, the group had settled into a very comfortable groove and suddenly didn't seem to be trying so hard, instead letting the music speak for itself. This newfound confidence was also mirrored in the fact that eight of the ten tunes aboard were group-penned originals. While they showed some versatility on tunes like "Little Link" and "Shoot Her If She Runs" (both exhibiting a strong country rock flavor), they still managed to sound like no one else but the Climax Blues Band on such familiar warhorses as "Spoonful" and Robert Johnson's "Come on in My Kitchen."

Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps...plus (1988)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 26, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps...plus (1988)

Climax Blues Band - Drastic Steps…plus (1988)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
C-Five Records C5CD 573 | rel: 1991 | 445Mb

Arguably one of the best albums of Climax Blues Band’s later FM rock career, ‘Drastic Steps’ is an overlooked gem and a prime example of being in the right place at the wrong time. The album marked the band’s official recording comeback after a 5 year break and armed with a platoon of studio effects – from monster synth drums to all manner of electronics – Climax cut the kind of album that they had been searching for since the mid 70’s.

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 22, 2015
The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969)

The Climax Blues Band - Plays On (1969)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Akarma, AK 144-2 | rel: 2001 | 325Mb

Following on from the hard-hitting blues of their debut album, Plays On caught the Climax Chicago Blues Band in somewhat transitional waters, testing any number of different musical styles, but never really setting on any. Certainly the funk thump that characterized their better later work was still an idea waiting to be explored, as the group instead fluttered between the scurrying jazz of the opening "Flight," the psychedelic tinge of "Hey Baby, Everything's Gonna Be Alright Yeh Yeh Yeh," the semi-Santana fusion of "Cubano Chant," and the heavy blues of "So Many Roads," all interrupted by "Mum's the Word," a dynamic Moog sequence that builds out of the theme from 2001, and then freefalls into total space rock.

Climax Blues Band - Sample and Hold (1983)  

Posted by uff at Jan. 15, 2015
Climax Blues Band - Sample and Hold (1983)

Climax Blues Band - Sample and Hold (1983)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Repertoire REP5203 | rem: 2012 | 350Mb

Climax Blues Band had undergone a few changes by the time they cut ‘Sample And Hold’ in 1983. While Peter Haycock (guitar and vocals) and Colin Cooper (sax and vocals) were still holding the fort, they had sampled a new rhythm section. The latest recruits were George Glover on keyboards, Dave Markee on bass and Henry Spinetti on drums. Together they kept the Climax flag flying.
Climax Blues Band - The Harvest Years 69-72 (1991)

Climax Blues Band - The Harvest Years 69-72 (1991)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
See For Miles SEE CD 316 | rel: 1991 | 440Mb

Prior to their brief days as an American FM corpo-rock darling, the then Climax (Chicago) Blues Band were much like their U.K. predecessors Graham Bond, Rory Gallagher, Savoy Brown, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, the Groundhogs, and Eric Clapton. They played and wrote original blues and blues-rock tunes based on their love of the electric Chicago sound of their heroes. These tracks from their days on the Harvest label remain pleasant reminders of how very good they were.