Monday, January 21, 2008

HI!

Popol Vuh- Hosianna Mantra (1972)
Hosianna Mantra was Popol Vuh's third album and marked a change in musical direction - the synthesizers are gone. Mostly piano-based, the tracks on this album are spiritual and meditative, with shimmering guitars, angelic female vocals and complex arrangements creating dream-like soundscapes. Not really New Age, but may be too New Age-y for some. Very beautiful.

Bitrate 320 w/artwork Part 1 Part 2

Spooky Tooth - It's All About (1968)
Spooky Tooth's first album is a satisfying combination of cover tunes, R & B, and late-sixties British psychedelia. You can get a sense of the greatness that is to come on their next album, Spooky Two. Sorry no bonus tracks.

Bitrate 320 w/covers Download

The Move - Message From The Country (1971)
This was The Move's swansong album, the first ELO release came just a couple months after this came out. The whole thing has a very relaxed kind of feel to it, and the tunes run a gamut including crunchy hard rock, Beatle-ish pop, a country western parody, elegant harmonies, whatever. Their best album in my humble opinion. This is the remastered version with some great bonus tracks.

Bitrate 320 w/scans Part 1 Part 2

Samuel Prody - Samuel Prody (1971)
Samuel Prody was a band, not a guy, and they left behind only one album. This is one sweet album of bluesy British psychedelia. The first track is a tune (Who Will Buy) from the 1968 musical Oliver! that in their hands is definitely not corny. Well maybe a little. Very enjoyable listen with some heavy duty riffing, nice harmonies and good songs. Even drum solos!

Bitrate 320 w/artwork Download

Murphy Blend - First Loss (1970)
Hailing from Berlin, Murphy Blend was a heavy duty jazzy prog band led by a classically trained keyboard player. Lots of chunky organ riffs and some fine guitar playing. Vocals in English. After this album, some members showed up in Hanuman and Blackwater Park. Very nice.

Bitrate 320 w/artwork Download

Bye!

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Garcolga, great uploads!

5:38 PM, January 21, 2008  
Blogger 6070Rock !!!! said...

Thanks for all stuff, specialy
Samuel Prody, first time at high bitrate/scans on shareworld.

ROCK ON

6:41 AM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger Pablo "Cazorla" said...

MAN GRATE SPOOKY POST !! ! REALLY GREAT ALBUM !! ! ! IS IT OK IF I ASK IF YOU COULD LINK MY BLOGS ????
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IT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL !!! THANKS !!
PABLO (I ALREADY LINK THIS BEAUTY !)

8:57 AM, January 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blues psyche...

V

1:54 AM, January 23, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Massmirror and sharebee the best upload servers!

7:25 AM, January 23, 2008  
Blogger frumious bandersnatch said...

Thanks a lot Garcolga for the 1st Spooky Tooth ! that's really kind !
Gonna have a listen to the Samuel Prody too : I vaguely remember it was no killer but pleasant british blues with a few prog moves.
See you next week & thanks again !

9:10 AM, January 23, 2008  
Blogger Bilek said...

Again, a delight for my taste (Popol Vuh, though I like their first 2 better, and I already had this one w/o bonus...), great to see you throw in some otherwise hard to find kraut releases for good measure ;)

looking forward other Popol Vuh (remastered ;) ) stuff... btw, Hosianna's bonus track is even better than anything on the album itself, despite its shortness... And full booklet is the icing on the cake, it was well worth the effort even just for that!

keep on proggin' ;)

2:21 AM, January 24, 2008  
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2:22 AM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good you´re still around. I keep droping by from time to time. After a lot of people seem to give up it´s great to see you alive and posting and sharing good music all the time. do you have any requests yourself???
Peace. C.

1:29 PM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous phaedra said...

Very unusual ..can't wait to hear Popol Vuh- Hosianna Mantra... have just downloaded. Thank you for your very interesting blog and your work that goes into it.
best wishes

2:15 PM, January 24, 2008  
Anonymous phaedra said...

just want to say what a fantastic album 'Hosianna' is. Way ahead of it's time and still fresh and innovative. Thank you!

9:11 AM, January 25, 2008  
Blogger Psicodeliazombie said...

Great albums.... thanxs...!!!

2:31 PM, January 25, 2008  
Blogger ssimone said...

Garcolga, you made me happy with Spooky tooth, I had a few albums , only on tapes ,very old and bad quality sound, so now...I'll drive on TOBACCO ROAD!!

thanks a lot, Simone, from Romania

1:23 PM, January 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sir Will you please reupload the file of Spektakle - Spektakle were erased.

Thx a big lot

4:50 AM, January 27, 2008  
Anonymous Mark said...

Thanx Gar! Murphy Blend Kick &%$* ASS!!!!!!

8:33 AM, January 27, 2008  
Blogger zab said...

I can recommend Sharks, one of my favourite albums.

11:55 PM, January 29, 2008  
Anonymous gammon said...

Thanks for the 'Salem Mass', GC! Can I recommend the 'Ten Wheel Drive' album? Great stuff.

Good to see you're still going, man, and still posting good stuff.

Keep up the great work.

3:53 PM, January 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Spooky Tooth; true, it isn't in the same league as the second one but then again few albums are. It holds its own against others of that era. And as well...a personal thank you to you for providing all this great music and especially to the musicians out there that made it all happen. Bobo

5:33 AM, March 12, 2008  

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