Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
"Yves Montand and Claude Debussy, Jacques Brel and André Jolivet -Anette Maiburg is taking us on another conducted tour, bringing musical worlds together. "Classica francese" gives the enterprising and exceptional flautist the opportunity to show us that high-calibre chamber music and deeply expressive chansons need not be worlds apart. She is joined by Alexandra Cravero, whose remarkably flexible voice leaves these well-known songs haunting us, and Emmanuel Ceysson, whose sensitive harp playing has delighted audiences and reviewers alike." ~prestoclassical
CD is part of german audiophile magazine AUDIO and features some great artists and recordings to enjoy on your equipment. 5 CD series dedicated to some legendary recordings.
"Ein Jahrzehnt Werbung in der DDR. Diese Zusammenstellung der witzigsten Werbefilme aus dem real existierenden Sozialismus der 60er Jahre zeigt, wie (unfreiwillig) komisch die DDR war. Stilistisch versuchte sich die DDR-Werbung am internationalen Standard: Kurze Schnitte, knallige Farben und flotte Musik. Der Kommentar holpert noch etwas belehrend daher: man mußte seriös überreden. Der Kunde war noch König. Wenn dann die Produkte in Großaufnahme erscheinen, die noch 20 Jahre später, allem modischen Gezeter zum Trotz, hergestellt wurden, kann man sich eines Schmunzelns nicht erwehren."
GDR TV Commercials from 1960's / Телереклама из ГДР 1960-е годы
An enjoyable compilation of the top numbers in German hit parades of the 1960's. You will find some international hits, mostly in twist and shake rhythm.
Paranoid was not only Black Sabbath’s most popular record (it was a number one smash in the U.K., and “Paranoid” and “Iron Man” both scraped the U.S. charts despite virtually nonexistent radio play), it also stands as one of the greatest and most influential heavy metal albums of all time. Paranoid refined Black Sabbath’s signature sound — crushingly loud, minor-key dirges loosely based on heavy blues-rock — and applied it to a newly consistent set of songs with utterly memorable riffs, most of which now rank as all-time metal classics. Where the extended, multi-sectioned songs on the debut sometimes felt like aimless jams, their counterparts on Paranoid have been given focus and direction, lending an epic drama to now-standards like “War Pigs” and “Iron Man” (which sports one of the most immediately identifiable riffs in metal history).