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Cressida – Cressida (1970) Repertoire Records/REP 2225 – UK 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Cressida – Cressida
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Half Speed Mastering At Abbey Road Studios By Jon Astley
Label: Repertoire Records/REP 2225 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2014 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Cressida’s short career will be unfortunately unnoticed, despite having a lot of trumps in their hands. Just two albums, but both fetching small fortunes (partly due to the fact that they were released on Vertigo’s Swirl label), but the music quality is simply excellent on both records although there are very notable differences between them.
Beggars Opera – Act One (1970) Vertigo/6360 018 – NL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!!

Beggars Opera – Beggars Opera Act One
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Label: Vertigo/6360 018 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 197? | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
What a mindblowing debut-album this is! The very melodic and harmonic music from this five-piece band is based upon an incredible dynamic and propulsive rhythm-section and splendid, very exciting Hammond organ work, often accompanied by a powerful and fiery electric guitar. The interplay between the musicians is magnificent and the excertions on keyboards and guitar are very compelling, in the spirit of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
Rush – Hemispheres (1978) Mercury/SRM-1-3743 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Rush – Hemispheres
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Mastered By Gilbert Kong & Ray Staff
Label: Mercury/SRM-1-3743 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars it’s the RUSH album… no ordinary songs! Guitar, bass and drums are incredible! As hard rock as progressive! The guitar sound is unique and it takes most of the place without giving you the feeling that other instruments are not present enough!!
El Reloj – El Reloj II (1976) Acid Nightmare Records/ANM013 – FR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

El Reloj – El Reloj II
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Label: Acid Nightmare Records/ANM013 | Release: 1976 | This Issue: 2015 | Genre: Hard-Progressive

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
One of South America’s better groups, El Reloj had an all too brief recording 70’s career and just two albums, their debut being in a much harder rock vein in the Purple line. This one is much proggier and is in my top ten South American records. Just like its predecessor’s reissue, the album starts out with bonus tracks (which I always found rather unsettling and non-respectful of the album itself. Fortunately this occurrence is rare enough in prog (I can only think of Germany’s Parzival with an even stranger set up where bonus tracks bookend the album tracks.
Spring – Spring (1971) Akarma/AK 213/2 – Double LP/IT 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Spring – Spring
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Label: Akarma/AK 213/2 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 2002 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: A masterpiece of progressive rock music
I find it amazing how many groups there were on the cusp of something as big as the development of an entire genre of music. Progressive rock was just starting to kick it into high gear in 1971 and bands like Spring were working on important recordings like this self- titled set.
At first, I was not sure what the picture of the dead soldier meant but after listening to the albums lyrics, it makes more sense. The album certainly has a theme. “The Prisoner,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Shipwrecked Soldier,” “Golden Fleece,” and “Grail” certainly have an explorer war like premise.
The Dubliners – The Dubliners (1964) Transatlantic Records/TRA 116 – Original UK Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Dubliners – The Dubliners
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Label: Transatlantic Records/TRA 116 | Released: 1964 | Genre: Irish-Folk

Important: This is a historical and influential document of why Irish music captivated around the world.
As a curiosity, the vinyl of this LP weighs about 180g (!) It’s a very first edition, you can see it on Transatlantic labels.
Trees – The Garden Of Jane Delawney (1970) Music On Vinyl/MOVLP309 – EU 180g Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Trees – The Garden Of Jane Delawney
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Label: Music On Vinyl/MOVLP309 | Released: 1970 | This Issue: 2011 | Genre: Progressive-Folk

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
British psychedelic folkrock group Trees released two records in 1970. The debut (currently being reviewed) and slightly more stately yet stiff ‘On the Shore’. Both albums are hailed as favorites by listeners
Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills 2 (1971) Atlantic/K 40249 – 1st UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz NEW 2017 RIP!

Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills 2
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Label: Atlantic/K 40249 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Country-Rock

Flushed with the success of his first solo effort and the continuing adulation from his role in the supergroup CSNY, Stephen Stills must have felt like he could do no wrong, and in many instances, his second solo disc proves him right.
Lito Vitale Cuarteto – Lito Vitale Cuarteto (1987) Ciclo 3/C3-029 – Original AR Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Lito Vitale Cuarteto – Lito Vitale Cuarteto
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Label: Ciclo 3/C3-029 | Release: 1987 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any Jazz-Fusion music collection
Lito VITALE, is an Argentine musician, composer and arranger.
By the eighties he started his solo career with “Sobre miedos, creencias y supersticiones”.
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.