Climax Blues Band Sense of Direction

Climax Blues Band - Sense Of Direction (1974)  

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.

Climax Blues Band - Lucky For Some (1981)  

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)  

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)  

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)  

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 - Couldn't Get It Right (1987/2000)  

Posted by countryfreak at July 2, 2013
Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (1987/2000)

Climax Blues Band - Couldn't Get It Right (1987/2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) + CUE + LOG | Covers | 524 MB
Genre: Blues Rock/Pop/Rock | Label: Repertoire | Release Date: January 17, 2001 | Catalog Number: RR-4820
Hoster: Uploaded + DepositFiles | RAR 5% Rec.

Couldn't Get It Right contains all of the Climax Blues Band's big hits from 1974 on, which means that it bypasses their earliest material – which was the closest they ever came to the blues. But it does contain all their big hits, from the title track to "Running Out of Time," making it a near-definitive retrospective. – by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Climax Blues Band - Live At The Maquee Club 1984 DVD [Re-Up]  

Posted by countryfreak at May 29, 2010
Climax Blues Band - Live At The Maquee Club 1984 DVD [Re-Up]

Climax Blues Band - Live At The Maquee Club 1984 (DVD-5)
DVD-5 | NTSC | VOB | Screen 4:3 | Total Duration: Approximately 60 Min | All Regions | 3.06 GB | Cover
Genre: Blues | English | Color | AC3 48000Hz 16bits 2 Kanäle
RAR 5% Rec. | Uploaded + DepositFiles

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 - 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.