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    Main » 2010 » August » 29

    Satin Whale ~ 1974 ~ Desert Places
    genre: heavy, prog related
    country: germany
    quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 43'27"  size: 388 mb
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    A late addition to the first wave of Krautrock, Satin Whale were no doubt influenced by many of the bands that had preceded them: Jane, Sahara, Os Mundi, et al., blending powerful rock ballads with dramatic instrumentals that featured classical and jazz elements, and a notable comparison with Camel and Canterbury bands, in the use of keyboards and flute.
    Their debut on Brain DESERT PLACES is a fine example of this genre, featuring lengthy tracks with surging instrumentals, complex arrangements and quite an individual song style. The strong keyboards, flute and saxophone, all add up to an impressive concoction.
    Moving to Nova, subsequent albums followed this tradition in their own unique style, although LOST MANKIND is the only other studio album that comes close to DESERT PLACES, be it all the more highly produced, with backing singers that do take a bit of getting used to. The double live WHALECOME is also notable, as it showcased much of their best material, and presented later songs with much more spontaneity and invention, not least though some original new tracks and the lengthy and stunning rock arrangement of "Hava Nagila".
    Excepting the film soundtrack album DIE FAUST IN DER TASCHE, the later albums, which do contain some good tracks, are generally more mainstream song oriented rock.
    Their final album we either haven't encountered or have forgotten about, but with Barry Palmer, from the mid-1970's incarnation of Triumvirat in the band, I don't hold-out much hope for it.
    Views: 3682 | Date: 29.08.2010 | Rating: 4.3 | Comments (3)

    Rousseau ~ 1980 ~ Flower in Asphalt
    genre: prog
    country: germany
    quality: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 37'11"  size: 223 mb
    misc.: 2003
    Excellent band from Germany who has 5 great albums in his discography. Their music can be described like an hybrid between CAMEL and NOVALIS. Music is very rich, with melodic guitar, flutes and a romantic touch in their lyrics.
    ROUSSEAU were formed in 1977 by Ali Pfeffer, Georg Hutchmacher, Peter Stutz, Ulla Boos and Cristoph Huster. First album "Flower in Asphalt" was released in 1980 (after the change of two members in the original line-up), with a notable success in Germany. Three years later, the second album "Retreat" was issued, but not with the same success than the previous, because in those years in Germany new musical waves stole attention of prog rock. In 1987, ROUSSEAU released their last album from the 80´s, "Square The Circle", with line-up´s changes again and good reviews, but not with a great success.
    After this, members of ROUSSEAU start to write songs for some side projects and this was the "dead" of ROUSSEAU... but in 2002, 16 years after their last studio album, ROUSSEAU joined again and issued another album - a very good album with a sound more classical than the previous and with some very good instrumental passages. This album was called "At The Cinema", and was published by French label "MUSEA", who also re-released their back catalogue. ~ 
    Javier Ros Mellado, SPAIN
    Views: 3333 | Date: 29.08.2010 | Rating: 5.0 | Comments (1)

    the Ronettes ~ 1992 ~ The best of The Ronettes - The original Phil Spector hits
    genre: pop
    country: us
    quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 54'29"  size: 247 mb

    01. be my baby 2:41
    02. why don't they let us fall in love 2:40
    03. i wonder 2:46
    04. baby, i love you 2:51
    05. (the best part of) breakin' up 3:02
    06. so young 2:36
    07. when i saw you 2:44
    08. do i love you? 2:52
    09. you, baby 2:57
    10. how does it feel? 2:41
    11. walking in the rain 3:17
    12. born to be together 2:59
    13. is this what i get for loving you? 3:23
    14. paradise 3:38
    15. here i sit 2:59
    16. i wish i never saw the sunshine 3:50
    17. everything under the sun 3:44
    18. you came, you saw, you conquered 2:49

    Former members:
    Veronica Bennett
    Estelle Bennett
    Nedra Talley

    Views: 3354 | Date: 29.08.2010 | Rating: 0.0 | Comments (0)

    the Rockin' Berries ~ 1964 ~ Life Is Just A Bowl Of Berries
    genre: beat
    country: uk
    quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, scans)
    time: 1:12'30"  size: 249 mb
    misc.: 1991 mono

    Indeed the reissue also includes all their non-album songs from their early Pye EPs and all their 'A' and 'B' sides until the end of 1968!

    01. Everything I Do Is For You 2:02
    02. Harvest of Love 2:23
    03. Poor Man's Son 2:40
    04. The Way You Look Tonight 2:08
    05. I Know And Old Lady 2:07
    06. Happy To Blue 2:45
    07. Iko Iko 2:04
    08. When I'm Cleaning Windows 1:48
    09. I Need You 3:10
    10. Doesn't Time Fly 1:28
    11. The Laughing Policeman 2:09
    12. My Little Red Book 2:31

    13. The Water Is Over My Head 2:46
    14. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You 1:59
    15. You'de Better Come Home 1:40
    16. I Could Make You Fall In Love 1:57
    17. Midnight Mary 2:31
    18. Money Grows On Trees 2:27
    19. Sometimes 2:28
    20. Needs To Be 2:39
    21. Smile 2:40
    22. Breakfast At Sam's 2:38
    23. If You Find Somebody To Love 2:39
    24. From One Who Knows 2:39
    25. What Can I Do 2:00
    26. Across The Street 2:03
    27. Reach The Top 2:36
    28. Pain 2:09
    29. Mr. Blue 2:35
    30. Dawn Go Away 2:36
    31. She's Not Like Any Girl 2:12

    • TERRY BOND drms
    • CHUCK BOTFIELD lead gtr, vcls
    • CHRIS LEA lead vcls
    • GEOFF TURTON gtr, vcls
    Views: 2887 | Date: 29.08.2010 | Rating: 5.0 | Comments (4)

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