Quartz Quartz 1977

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.
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.
Sweet – Level Headed (1977) Capitol Records/SN-16117 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Sweet – Level Headed
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Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Ken Perry
Label: Capitol Records/SN-16117 | Released: 1977 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Sweet struggled to earn credibility as album artists and/or score hits after finally wresting themselves free of songwriting/production team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman in the summer of 1974. They turned out a few albums before achieving both goals with Level Headed. The album gave them their final Top Ten hit with the dreamy “Love Is Like Oxygen,” a single that suggested that its accompanying record was a trippy mainstream pop record. Instead, it was one part of an ambitious sonic mosaic where Sweet tried a little bit of everything, cloaking it all in a neo-prog aesthetic.
Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN (1977) Atlantic/SD 19104 – 1st US Presswell Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Crosby, Stills & Nash – CSN
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Mastered By Howard Albert/Ron Albert
Label: Atlantic/SD 19104 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Country-Rock

What’s so instantly striking about Crosby, Stills and Nash’s CSN, their second group album in eight years, is that it sounds so much like the debut LP even though its makers are so vastly changed. Since CS&N, and later Y, were always at the vanguard of the conspicuous counterculture (always ready to hoist their tie-dyed freak flag at a moment’s notice), their current reflection and hesitancy are especially interesting. And, because the music is so eerily familiar, the album communicates a kind of time warp (imagine if we knew in 1969 what we know now) that’s compelling and troubling.
BTO – Freeways (1977) Mercury/6338 790 – Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Freeways
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Mastered By Gilbert Kong
Label: Mercury/6338 790 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Before you read the Wiki review, let me tell you that I absolutely disagree.
León Gieco - El Fantasma De Canterville (1977) Music Hall/MH-16033 – Original AR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

León Gieco - El Fantasma De Canterville
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Label: Music Hall/MH-16033 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Country-Folk

“El Fantasma De Canterville” is the third album of study of the Argentine singer-songwriter León Gieco. It was released in 1976 by the label Music Hall.
Rick Wakeman – White Rock (1977) A&M Records/SP-4614 – Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC in 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2016 RIP!

Rick Wakeman ‎– White Rock
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Label: A&M Records/SP-4614 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
This record has many excellent piano and floating mellotron parts. Organ, clavinet and mini moog are also at the rendez-vous.
PFM - Jet Lag (1977) Asylum Records/7E-1101 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

PFM - Jet Lag
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Label: Asylum Records/7E-1101 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
This excellent album saw PFM breaking new ground, with the inclusion of fretless bass (the first time I heard that instrument), and a jazzier feel overall. Four of the five tracks with vocals are sung in English, but the Pete Sinfield (ex Crimson) lyrics of earlier English language releases (like "The World Became the World") are missing this time out.
ZZ Top - The Best Of (1977) London Records/PS 706 - First US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

ZZ Top - The Best Of
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Label: London Records/PS 706 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Southern-Rock

ZZ Top closed out their tenure with London Records in late 1977 with The Best of ZZ Top, a basic but terrific ten-song retrospective of highlights from their first five albums (well, four, actually, since the underwhelming Tejas is ignored).
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood (1977) Chrysalis/CHR 1132 - US Pressing - LP/NEW 2016 RIP In 24bit/96kHz

Jethro Tull ‎– Songs From The Wood
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Label: Chrysalis/CHR 1132 | Release: 1977 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
SONGS FROM THE WOOD, from 1977, is one of my favourite Jethro Tull discs, and represents a brilliant return to form, after the previous year's disappointing TOO OLD TO ROCK AND ROLL. Singer/songwriter Ian Anderson, in keeping with the recording's title, revels in his folkier side here, with terrific, spot-on accompaniment from his band (comprised of Martin Barre on guitar and lute, John Evans on keyboards, Barriemore Barlow on drums and percussion, and John Glascock on bass and backing vocals). Additional keyboards and "portative organ" are provided by frequent collaborator David Palmer, who eschews his polished orchestral arrangements this time out, to further reinforce the session's "rootsy" atmosphere.