quarta-feira, 29 de novembro de 2017

Mount Carmel - Real Women

Mount Carmel - Real Women - 2012

from AMG
Columbus, Ohio's Mount Carmel pound out extensive, riff-heavy jams that draw substantially from the blues-based rock of Cream, Blue Cheer, and Black Sabbath. As a tight power trio with feet firmly rooted in the past, it seemed like a stretch when the bandmembers announced they would pair with a label built on the modern "shitgaze" phenomenon of slack lo-fi artists like Times New Viking and Psychedelic Horseshit. Yet Matthew Reed, Patrick Reed, and Kevin Skubak signed to Siltbreeze for the self-titled Mount Carmel album in 2010, and stayed with their hometown label for the 2012 follow-up, Real Women. The band eventually moved to label Alive Naturalsound, where they released their third album, Get Pure, in 2014.

01 Swaggs
02 Real Women
03 Oh Louisa
04 Be Somebody
05 Choose Wisely
06 Hear Me Now
07 Don't Make Me Evil
08 Rooftop
09 Lullaby


sábado, 25 de novembro de 2017

Cargoe - Twenty Ten (re-post)

Cargoe - Twenty Ten - 2010

Often associated with the Power Pop genre given to Ardent Label Mates Big Star, Cargoe projected more of a stylized artistic nuance to their songwriting and performing, with harmonies exhibiting a strong American/Southern Roots cultural influence.

The band recorded their Album CARGOE with Terry Manning producing at, John Fry's Ardent Studios. They scored numerous Billboard and Cashbox Top 100 listings, and reviews from 1970 through 1973, along with major radio play of their first single “Feel Alright” and follow-up “I Love You Anyway”. The band’s studio LP CARGOE was even featured, with Isaac Hayes Shaft, which won an Academy Award/Oscar that year for Best Original Song, in a Special Edition section of Billboard’s June 3, 1972 “The Deck is STAX” promotion.

The band began a west coast tour the summer of 1972, but was caught up in the distribution and bankruptcy label problems at Stax/Volt, who distributed the album and owned the masters. Distribution was sold to Columbia Records who failed to include Cargoe in their catalog, which meant that listeners who heard the hit couldn't actually buy the record. “Feel Alright” and their debut CARGOE LP fell off the charts instantly.

The same label troubles caused both Cargoe and Big Star to disband within a short time. Big Star went on to become one of the most beloved and influential bands of the entire decade, while Cargoe pretty much disappeared out of the popular memory.
Ardent Records contracts for distribution with Stax/Volt gave Stax ownership of the master tapes. When Stax went bankrupt in the mid-'70s, ownership of the masters eventually wound up in the hands of Fantasy Records Saul Zaentz, and no one's been able to get the tapes for domestic release.

It's certainly worth noting that after nearly 40 years of producing and engineering countless hit records including ZZ Top, Led Zeppelin, George Thorogood, Celine Dion, Björk, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, and many others, Terry Manning to this day regards Cargoe as “the great record he helped make that no one ever discovered”


01. Who Do You Think
02. Take Me Out Tonight
03. Rut
04. Stay
05. Games
06. Seasons
07. Sizzlin'
08. It Won't Be Wrong
09. Believe In Me
10. Together
11. Hurry Up & Wait!
12. Sailing
13. I Don't Want To Lose
14. Do It!


sexta-feira, 24 de novembro de 2017

Queen - News of the World 40th Anniversary Edition

Queen - News of the World 40th Anniversary Edition - 2017

Originally launched in October 1977, News of the World is one of Queen's biggest selling albums of all time.

Opening with two of their biggest hits - "We Will Rock You" (written by Brian May) and the iconic, Freddie Mercury-penned "We Are The Champions" - the band's sixth album went x4 platinum in the US, selling over six million copies around the world.

The new package includes the original album on CD, newly cut from the Bob Ludwig 2011 master, plus two other CDs of recently-unearthed out-takes and rarities from the Queen archives.

It also contains a pure analogue re-cut of the original vinyl LP, straight from the unmastered analogue master mix tapes, and a brand new one-hour documentary, Queen: The American Draem, which has been compiled from backstage footage taken during the band's '77 News of the World tour around the US.

British radio and TV presenter Bob Harris and his crew were granted unlimited access to the band on and off stage, in the recording studio and during rehearsals.

CD 1 - The Original News of the World Album

01. We Will Rock You
02. We Are the Champions
03. Sheer Heart Attack
04. All Dead, All Dead
05. Spread Your Wings
06. Fight from the Inside
07. Get Down, Make Love
08. Sleeping on the Sidewalk
09. Who Needs You
10. It's Late
11. My Melancholy Blues

CD 2 - Raw Sessions

01. We Will Rock You (Alternative Version)
02. We Are the Champions (Alternative Version)
03. Sheer Heart Attack (Original Rough Mix)
04. All Dead, All Dead (Original Rough Mix)
05. Spread Your Wings (Alternative Take)
06. Fight from the Inside (Demo Vocal Version)
07. Get Down, Make Love (Early Take)
08. Sleeping on the Sidewalk (Live in the USA, 1977)
09. Who Needs You (Acoustic Take)
10. It's Late (Alternative Version)
11. My Melancholy Blues (Original Rough Mix)

CD 3 - Bonus Tracks
01. Feeling Feelings (Take 10, July 1977)
02. We Will Rock You (BBC Session)
03. We Will Rock You (Fast) (BBC Session)
04. Spread Your Wings (BBC Session)
05. It's Late (BBC Session)
06. My Melancholy Blues (BBC Session)
07. We Will Rock You (Backing Track)
08. We Are the Champions (Backing Track)
09. Spread Your Wings (Instrumental)
10. Fight from the Inside (Instrumental)
11. Get Down, Make Love (Instrumental)
12. It's Late (Usa Radio Edit 1978)
13. Sheer Heart Attack (Live in Paris 1979)
14. We Will Rock You (Live in Tokyo 1982)
15. My Melancholy Blues (Live in Houston 1977)
16. Get Down, Make Love (Live in Montreal 1981)
17. Spread Your Wings (Live in Europe 1979)
18. We Will Rock You (Live at the MK Bowl 1982)
19  We Are the Champions (Live at the MK Bowl 1982)


terça-feira, 21 de novembro de 2017

Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me

Aretha Franklin - A Brand New Me - Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - 2017

The 50th anniversary of Franklin’s historic signing to Atlantic Records is being celebrated with the new release.

A Brand New Me was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, the men behind If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which recently topped the charts in multiple countries and sold more than 1.5 million copies. 

Patrick says: There is a reason that Aretha Franklin is called the ‘Queen of Soul.’ There is nothing more exciting than that incredible voice taking you on an emotional roller coaster ride through her amazing repertoire of songs. To have the opportunity to work with that voice on this project has been the greatest honour and to hear a symphony orchestra wrapped around those performances is breathtaking.

01. Think
02. Don’t Play That Song (You Lied)
03. I Say A Little Prayer
04. Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)
05. A Brand New Me
06. A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)
07. Angel
08. Border Song (Holy Moses)
09. Let It Be
10. People Get Ready
11. Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You Baby)
12. You’re All I Need To Get By
13. Son Of A Preacher Man
14. Respect


sexta-feira, 17 de novembro de 2017

The Who - Maximum As & Bs - The Complete Singles

The Who - Maximum As & Bs  - The Complete Singles - 2017

from AMG
Given the sheer number of Who compilations over the years -- including The Who Hits 50!, a career-capping retrospective that appeared just three years prior to this 2017 box -- it may be easy to cast a cynical eye upon Maximum A's & B's, which it doesn't deserve. For one, there hasn't been a large-scale Who box set since 1994's Thirty Years of Maximum R&B -- most of the comps have been simple hits collections -- and, secondly, the Who benefit from having attention being drawn to their singles. At the dawn of their career, the Who mastered 7" blasts of pop art and even when Pete Townshend toiled over rock operas, he couldn't resist the pull of a 45, releasing non-LP singles as late as 1972 and hiding excellent songs on B-sides along the way. The Who continued to release singles over three-plus decades, using them as calling cards for reunions or samplers of latter-day live albums, and Maximum A's & B's collects them all, give or take a couple of variations in international markets. Its very comprehensiveness can be something of an Achilles Heel, particularly in the late '80s and '90s when the group were cranking out singles from fine but forgettable live albums, but putting the flops and B-sides alongside the weary warhorses winds up reviving the entirety of the Who's catalog. These oddities provide a bracing jolt of context: when they were Mods, they were grooving with the "Batman" theme -- later revived by the Jam in this arrangement -- saluted the Stones once Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were imprisoned, and invented Brit-pop with the flop "Dogs." After Tommy, some of Townshend's best songs found no room on albums -- "The Seeker," "Don't Know Myself," "Let's See Action," "Join Together," and "The Relay" never found a home -- as did a performance as phenomenal as a live 1972 B-side "Baby Don't You Do It," which has never been reissued prior to this collection. But perhaps the real revelation of Maximum A's & B's is how the 21st century reunion wound up producing bittersweet tunes that serve as an effective elegiac coda to their career. Usually, this latter-day material seems like an afterthought, but thanks to the weight of this box, it's given its proper space and helps illustrate just how remarkable the entirety of the Who's career is. 

Disc: 1
01. Zoot Suit
02. I'm the Face
03. I Can't Explain
04. Bald Headed Woman
05. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
06. Daddy Rolling Stone
07. My Generation
08. Shout and Shimmy
09. Circles (AKA 'Instant Party')
10. Instant Party Mixture
11. A Legal Matter
12. The Kids Are Aright
13. The Ox
14. La - La
15. The Good's Gone

Disc: 2
01. Substitute
02. Circles
03. Waltz For A Pig
04. I'm A Boy
05. In The City
06. Disguises
07. Batman
08. Bucket T
09. Barbara Ann
10. Happy Jack
11. I've Been Away
12. Pictures Of Lily
13. Doctor, Doctor
14. The Last Time
15. Under My Thumb
16. I Can See For Miles
17. Someone's Coming
18. Dogs
19. Call Me Lightning
20. Magic Bus
21. Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Disc: 3
01. Pinball Wizard
02. Dogs Part Two
03. The Seeker
04. Here For More
05. Summertime Blues
06. Heaven And Hell
07. See Me Feel Me / Listening To You
08. Overture From Tommy
09. Christmas
10. I'm Free
11. Won't Get Fooled Again
12. Don't Know Myself
13. Let's See Action
14. When I Was A Boy
15. Join Together
16. Baby Don't You Do It
17. Relay
18. Wasp Man

Disc: 4
01. 5:15
02. Water
03. Listening To You / See Me Feel Me (Soundtrack Version)
04. Overture (Soundtrack Version)
05. Squeeze Box
06. Success Story
07. Who Are You
08. Had Enough
09. Long Live Rock
10. My Wife (Live)
11. 5:15 (Soundtrack Version)
12. I'm One (Soundtrack Version)
13. You Better You Bet
14. The Quiet One
15. Don't Let Go The Coat
16. You

Disc: 5
01. Athena
02. A Man Is A Man
03. Eminence Front
04. It's Your Turn
05. Twist And Shout (Live)
06. I Can't Explain (Live)
07. Bony Maronie (Live)
08. Join Together (Live)
09. I Can See For Miles (Live)
10. Behind Blue Eyes (Live)
11. Real Good Looking Boy
12. Old Red Wine
13. Sound Round
14. Pick Up The Peace
15. Endless Wire
16. We Got a Hit
17. They Make My Dream Come True
18. Mirror Door
19. I Can't Explain (2014 Stereo remix)


quarta-feira, 15 de novembro de 2017

Spartacus R - Africa I See (Re-post)

Spartacus R - Africa I See

The musician and author Spartacus R., one of the founding members of the acclaimed 70s band Osibisa,  passed away on 30 July 2010 after battling cancer. He was 61.

Born Roy Bedeau in Aruba, West Indies, Spartacus moved to London with his family at the age of 12.   His musical career began in earnest in 1969 as a founder member of Osibisa, where he played bass guitar, percussion and vocals.

Fusing rhythms from Africa with rock and jazz, Osibisa played a central role in developing an awareness of African music among European and North American audiences in the 1970s, bringing it into the pop music mainstream. Spartacus wrote, co-wrote and produced many of the songs on the band’s first 3 albums, Osibisa, Woyaya and Heads. Osibisa was released in 1971, reaching number 11 in the UK album charts. The album cover artwork featured a flying elephant emerging from a primeval forest and became a classic of its time.

Woyaya and Heads followed suit in 1971 and 1972 respectively. Woyaya reached number 11 in the UK and Art Garfunkel later covered its title track in 1976.

Spartacus left Osibisa in 1972 after the Heads album was released. He continued to pursue music as a solo artist, setting up Zara Music Records and producing albums Third World War, Freedom First, and Africa I See. He also collaborated with other artists, providing background vocals on Eddy Grant’s 1979 hit Walking on Sunshine amongst other projects.
"Africa I See" is one of four successful, self-penned solo albums released on his own Zara Music Records label. With an acoustic guitar, ankle bells and some face paint, Spartacus R. travelled the world playing to audiences of 3 to 300,000 people in Africa, America, Australia, Europe, Japan.

01. Africa I See
02. Fortune
03. Isn't It A Lovely Day
04. Poor Elaine
05. Sucker (For Your Sweet Smile)
06. Reality Is Mine


sábado, 11 de novembro de 2017

Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume 8

Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume 8 - November 23rd 1991 - Bradley Center - 2017

The eighth installment in the GarciaLive series presents the 's November 23rd, 1991 performance at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. The Fall ’91 tour as a whole is widely regarded as one of Garcia’s finest and this particular Saturday evening serves as a further testament to the legend. Fans in attendance at the Bradley Center braved an intense snowstorm and the audience's palpable energy and enthusiasm was a likely catalyst for this spirited performance. Keyboardist Melvin Seals summarized the group nicely stating "That was the magic band. It’s not that the other scenarios didn’t work out but once we got to that level of the band with (drummer) Dave Kemper, John Kahn, Jerry, myself and the singers, Jackie (LaBranch) and Gloria (Jones) we all knew we had something special. That was the band.”

CD 1:

01. Cats Under the Stars
02. They Love Each Other
03. Lay Down Sally
04. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
05. Reuben and Cherise
06. Money Honey
07. My Sisters and Brothers
08. Deal

CD 2:

01. Bright Side of the Road
02. Waiting for a Miracle
03. Think
04. Shining Star
05. Ain't No Bread in the Breadbox
06. That Lucky Old Sun
07. Tangled Up in Blue

Jerry Garcia - Guitar & Vocals
John Kahn - Bass
Melvin Seals - Keyboards
David Kemper - Drums
Jacklyn LaBranch, Gloria Jones - Vocals


quarta-feira, 8 de novembro de 2017

Mollie Marriott - Truth Is A Wolf

Mollie Marriott - Truth Is A Wolf - 2017

Mollie Marriott is very proud of her heritage (daughter of former Small Faces and Humble Pie singer/guitarist Steve Marriott and step-daughter to singer Joe Brown) but it does not daunt her, she is ready to go it alone and will release her debut album Truth Is A Wolf. Says Mollie, Im really excited about the album. It features a lot of different styles and I think it really showcases my vocals. We had a lot of fun making the album and I hope people enjoy listening to it. I cant wait to perform the songs when we tour with Bad Touch in the UK during November. Mollie began writing the debut album in Nashville and has fond memories of the recording process. She teamed up with Paul Weller whilst recording, who appears on two tracks, Truth Is A Wolf and King Of Hearts

01. Control
02. Broken
03. Truth Is A Wolf
04. Give Me A Reason
05. Run With The Hounds
06. Love Your Bones
07. Transformer
08. Fortunate Fate
09. King Of Hearts
10. My Heaven Can Wait


sábado, 4 de novembro de 2017

Dave Mason - Infinite Hall Live

Dave Mason - Infinite Hall Live april,26,2017 - 2017

Renowned for such Traffic hits “Feelin’ Alright” and “Hole In My Shoe” plus his solo signature tracks “We Just Disagree” and “Only You Know and I Know,” Dave Mason has long history as a guitarist and singer songwriter that should be celebrated. Over the course of his career, Mason has played and recorded with many notable pop and rock musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Delaney & Bonnie, and Cass Elliot. This 2004 Rock and Roll Hall of fame inductee takes us on a journey from his early days as the co-founder of Traffic through his solo recordings today.

01. World In Changes
02. Only You Know And I Know
03. Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave
04. Rock And Roll Stew
05. We Just Disagree
06. All Along The Watchtower
07. Sad And Deep As You
08. Dear Mr. Fantasy
09. Look At You, Look At Me
10. Feeling Alright

Dave Mason - Vocals, Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Tony Pattler - Keyboard, Bass, Vocals, Lead Vocal in "Rock 'n' Roll Stew"
Johnnie Sambataro - Guitar, Vocaks
Alvino Bennett - Drums