Monday, December 18, 2006

MERRY CHRISTMAS!


George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970) Mickboy Remaster

Does this sound 'better' than the the official remaster or the original release? To my ears it does, but in the end it's a matter of personal opinion I guess. Mickboy started with the highest quality Japanese vinyl available, so that's a plus right there, and tweaked it so that it sounds so much more lively and warm, I don't think you will be disappointed. This is a huge download, 320 megs, but hey you don't have to download all the parts right away. What's the rush?

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn (1969)Chaotic and dramatic, Deep Purple's second album is a minor masterpiece of psychedelic pop/prog. I have always preferred the first version of Deep Purple, with Evans and Simper in the line-up. My rip @ 320 w/scans.

Part 1 Part 2

Opossum - Bear's Banquet (1974)
Unreleased album of real nice instrumental jazz-rock from this German band that later morphed (!) into Morpheus. Morpheus' album was posted 30 Jan 2006.

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Sam Gopal - Escalator (1969)
Great late 60's acid rock from this British band, a little on the dark side. Fronted by Malaysian Sam Gopal, who plays tabla and other percussion instruments - only one track has an actual drum kit. Two guitarists and a bass player round things out. Of major interest, to some of us anyway, is a young Ian Willis, who had been a roadie for Jimi Hendrix. He wrote and sang lot of the material, and his fuzzed-out guitar leads are all over this thing. He would later be known as Lemmy to legions of Hawkwind/Motorhead fans.

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Peter Bursch & Die Broselmaschine (1975)
Broselmaschine broke up a year or so after recording their self-titled prog/folk masterpiece in 1971, then in 1975 Peter Bursch formed a new band under the name "Peter Bursch & Die Broselmaschine". Even with assistance from Mani Neumeier and Roland Schaeffer from Guru Guru and Jan Fride from Kraan, this is still a great folk album. There's no more sitar or psychedelic influences, just solid basic folk rock. Not as cool as the first one I don't think, but still pretty damn cool. Peter Bursch is after all an amazing guitarist!

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Osibisa - Woyaya (1971)
This is Osibisa's second album, and arguably their best. I have only heard one other of their releases, and I much prefer this one. Conga beats, African chants, flute, saxophone, great bass playing, a Fender Rhodes, and fantastic guitarist Wendell Richardson (who filled in on tour for Paul Kossoff - he's on that Free "Talking of Heartbreaker" boot that I posted a few months ago)all help to make music that is joyful, enthusiastic and kinda jazzy/funky. I don't know all that much about "World Music" but I suspect this is the best of World Music - years ahead of it's time.

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Häx Cel - Zwai (1972)
Häx Cel was a short-lived German band, unusual for the day in that the line-up didn't include a guitarist. Their only release, recorded live, sounds fresh still all these years later. Not progressive rock, more like art rock, the music is classically influenced and fronted by the flute player who takes the solos. Pleasant and lite at times, powerful and rhythmic at others. Kind of like an early 70's British band only with flute instead of guitar, and harpsichord-like keyboards instead of a Hammond!

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Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri (1971)
I really don't know much about Tangerine Dream's music but I do like this album which was their second. I found one review that describes it as "like being in a haunted spaceship" and I think that pretty much sums it up!

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25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, thank you very much for the e-mail!

Cheers, and good luck!

8:25 PM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Ivan said...

Fantastic to see you up and running again. Great selection of stuff. I appreciate the effort in re-establishing the site.

Cheers,

Ivan.

8:53 PM, December 18, 2006  
Blogger ThePig said...

hi garcolga - you´ve done a great job in the past - and i think, in future there is the same.........thanx!

10:14 PM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the email Garcolga. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year

Best regards, CDSFCA

10:25 PM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous MM said...

Glad to see the blog going again.

Thanks for all the great music.

Do you happen to have any Randy Pie?

11:19 PM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous hasse said...

Many thanks for the invitation, Garcolga, hope your new place will stay long and healthy!
Be good!

11:32 PM, December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck for the new start, great blog, thx

steve

12:27 AM, December 19, 2006  
Blogger Nemoflow said...

Thanks for the Mail Dude!

4:09 AM, December 19, 2006  
Anonymous yann said...

Hi Garcolga

Nice to see this blog running well.
Thanks for the mail.
Greetings
Yann

4:15 AM, December 19, 2006  
Blogger 6070Rock !!!! said...

Heya man, thanks for the e_nvite

:)

KEEP THE ROCK ON !!!

5:30 AM, December 19, 2006  
Anonymous megaloaf said...

ride on brother.. nice new typeface.. great to have u back.. and in the old year, as well.. you musta done some fancy footwork.. the old ali shuffle.. way to go liam.. now ya gonna take a break for xmas??? u must be fagged... all the best of the season to ya!!!!...................... anthony

8:16 AM, December 19, 2006  
Blogger JR HeatWarp said...

He returns! Happy Christmas

10:17 AM, December 19, 2006  
Blogger Rick said...

Just in time for Christmas! Whee! Early presents!
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I was hoping, really hard, that I would get put on your mailing list, and you have. A Thousand Thanks.
Time to copy the links before the fscking record company drones get here.
Thanks again Garcolga.

rrosewarne

10:42 AM, December 19, 2006  
Anonymous Adam said...

Great to see your excellent blog up and running again in its new location.
Happy Christmas Garcolga!!

11:15 AM, December 19, 2006  
Anonymous Adam said...

1 comment:
At the moment the paylesssofts links doesn't work for me.All I get is "Page not found".
Anyone else?

11:31 AM, December 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My eyes lit up when I saw your mail and one of the first posts I saw was the Osibisa. I've been meaning to replace my vinyl copy for ages. I saw them several times when they were starting out in a small local club in the suburbs of London and they were incredible live. The guitarist spent the whole evening pacing up and down from side to side while he played like a caged lion. And the percussionist ... mmm, well, no comment. Now I can enjoy it privately on my mp3 player ;-) Thanks. Julie.

12:08 PM, December 19, 2006  
Blogger Mirco said...

Great to see you back!

12:03 PM, December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Aveek from India said...

Hi Garcolga,

Great to see you back. Merry X-Mas, buddy!!!

Cheers
Aveek

1:19 PM, December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Kikas said...

Hi Liam
Very very thanks man...you antecipate my Christmas with this wonderful gift, the invitation.
Very appreciated your attitude.

Have a nice and great Christmas, you deserve it

2:51 PM, December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the Sam Gopal, it's dark and mysterious. Thanks Liam and Merry Christmas. - Julie

4:26 PM, December 24, 2006  
Anonymous fuzztunnel said...

So glad to have you back!

3:51 PM, December 26, 2006  
Blogger progfreak said...

thanks for the invite and the continuation of all the great music welcome back !!!

2:00 PM, December 27, 2006  
Anonymous KiDG said...

Thanks for the Mickboy mix!

5:47 PM, January 06, 2007  
Blogger booblikon said...

thanks for the 2nd BROSELMASCHINE, agreed this is not as good as the first, but thanks for this.

3:58 PM, January 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful music, beautiful cover, beautiful site... thank you for give us something to listen

7:06 PM, January 18, 2007  

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