Archive | February, 2016

Paul Simon – Paul Simon

27 Feb

Paul Simon - Paul Simon DS412f front

Album info

Reissue: (D) New Decode

Release: DS412p

Original Release: CQ 30750

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

John Lennon – Imagine

27 Feb

John Lennon - Imagine DS408p front

Album info

Reissue: New decode

Release: DS408p

Original Release: Q4 PAS 10004

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim

22 Feb

Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim DS558ch front

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Release: DS558ch

Original Release: CQD-4006

Source: QS LP

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Three Penny Opera – Original Cast Recording

20 Feb

Threepenny Opera - OCR DS553p front

Release: DS553p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Fireballet – Night On Bald Mountain

13 Feb

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Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS188ch

Source: QS CD

Process: ‘Chimera’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

The Youngbloods – Get Together

10 Feb

The Youngbloods - Get Together CB063 front

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The title song from this album has a good bit of history behind it. This song known as both ‘Get Together’ and ‘Let’s Get Together’ was written by Chet Powers who went by the stage name Dino Valenti. Dino was the lead singer for the band Quicksilver and also, during the early sixties, a housemate with David Crosby.

Enter Frank Werber the manager of the Kingston Trio. The Kingston Trio performed this song regularly and released it in 1964 as ‘Let’s Get Together’ on their LP ‘Back In Town’. There was no single. Next the group We Five, also managed by Frank Werber, released ‘Let’s Get Together’ in 1965 as their follow up to ‘You Were On My Mind’. It peaked at #31 on Billboard’s Top 100. Sometime in 1966, to raise money for his legal defense for marijuana possession, Chet sold the rights of the song to Frank Werber. Then in 1967 The Youngboods release their version as ‘Get Together’ which was a minor hit peaking at #62. The song is all but forgotten until it is used as a public service announcement for the National Conference of Christians and Jews. So in 1969 the Youngblood’s version is dusted off and reissued. This time it peaks at #5 and becomes the song most people remember.

The song has been used in several movies and covered by many artist over the years. Jefferson Airplane on their debut album in 1966. The Dave Clark Five, Judy Collins, Stone Ponies, The Carpenters, Louis Armstrong, Ray Stevens and the list goes on. I guess Frank cashed a lot checks and Dino, well, didn’t.

This song captured the young Captains imagination and really spoke to him back during the summer of 1969. A moment in time is frozen near perfection and those very fond memories are recalled every time I hear it. I hope you have some connection too. Enjoy CB

Release: CB063

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Thijs Van Leer – Introspection

6 Feb

Thijs Van Leer - Introspection DS403p front

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Reissue: (D) New decode

Release: DS403p

Source: SQ CD

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

David Gates – First

3 Feb

CB062 David Gated front

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Released in 1973 this debut from David Gates takes up where Bread left off. The outstanding guitar work is from the hands of the late Larry Knechtel. He was member of The Wrecking Crew and also a member of Bread. Larry performed the soaring guitar solo on ‘Guitar Man’. It’s a shame I missed this LP back during its original release because it’s a good one. Some outstanding tracks here to enjoy are ‘Soap’, ‘Suite: Clouds, Rain’ and ‘Ann’. I wish to thank member Steve Tuznik for bring this album to my attention. Enjoy CB.

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Release: CB062

Source: Q8

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

Klaus Weiss – The Git Go

1 Feb

Klaus Weiss - The Git Go DS539p front

This is one of those releases where the cover has absolutely nothing to do with the music contained within.

Klaus Weiss was a jazz drummer of some repute, having played with many noted european jazz stars. This is one of two quad albums he released on BASF in Europe. This has a nice discrete mix, with some solid, enjoyable music including a few drum solos.

Release: DS539p

Source: SQ LP

Process: ‘Phoenix’

Format: DVD-A/V  MLP/DTS/DD

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