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submitted Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gershwin. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on The Knack (3) - Get The Knack. 3 months ago
45 RPM? Really? I have a Jacksonville pressing that looks just like this but it's a conventional LP.
submitted Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual. 4 months ago
submitted Styx - Pieces Of Eight. 5 months ago
submitted Ted Yoder - Feels Like Home. 5 months ago
submitted Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks* - Last Train To Hicksville...The Home Of Happy Feet. 6 months ago
submitted Kris Kristofferson - The Silver Tongued Devil And I. 8 months ago
submitted The Manhattan Transfer - Bop Doo-Wopp. 8 months ago
submitted Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks - Where's The Money?. 8 months ago
submitted Michael Franks - Tiger In The Rain. 10 months ago
submitted Shadowfax - Shadowdance. about 1 year ago
submitted Sonny Stitt - Goin' Down Slow. about 1 year ago
submitted Steve Miller Band - Book Of Dreams. about 1 year ago
submitted No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom. about 1 year ago
submitted Bernard Herrmann - Charles Gerhardt, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiri Te Kanawa, Joaquin Achucarro* - Citizen Kane (The Classic Film Scores Of Bernard Herrmann). about 1 year ago
submitted Leo Kottke - Greenhouse. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Leonard Bernstein - West Side Story (Original Sound Track Recording). about 1 year ago
My version is also a gatefold. Inside are photos from the film, the story, and some details of making the transition from stage to screen.
submitted Dave Brubeck - Time In. about 1 year ago
submitted The Vaccines - Combat Sports. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Adele (3) - 21. about 1 year ago
Recently purchased one new (Dec 2018) with "WG/NRP" in the deadwax. Volume is low and music sounds heavily compressed. Very disappointed in this pressing.
submitted Foreigner - Foreigner. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Eva Cassidy - The Best Of Eva Cassidy. about 1 year ago
Voice of an angel. Her versions of "Over The Rainbow" and "Fields Of Gold" are simply stunning.
submitted Jean-Pierre Rampal, Lily Laskine - Sakura (Japanese Melodies For Flute And Harp). about 1 year ago
posted a review of Claudia Schmidt - Claudia Schmidt. about 1 year ago
"You are magic, full of magic things." Claudia Schmidt on her debut album in 1979 showed why she stood alone in the Chicago folk music revival scene of the 70's. A clear strong sweet voice with a gift for interpreting and inventing traditional and newly ... See full review
submitted Prokofieff*, Stravinsky*, Reiner*, Chicago Symphony* - Lieutenant Kije / Song Of The Nightingale. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Claudia Schmidt - Out Of The Dark. about 1 year ago
Strong jazzy ballads in the style of the Great American Songbook, but punchier.
posted a review of Claudia Schmidt - Midwestern Heart. about 1 year ago
Influenced by the Chicago folk scene of the 70's, and by friends Steve Goodman, Jim Post, and Bob Gibson, Claudia Schmidt quickly became the city's favorite female folk/pop singer. With a powerful voice that reminds this fan of Maddy Prior and Priscilla ... See full review
submitted Leo Kottke - Leo Kottke. about 1 year ago
submitted Richard Strauss - Vienna Philharmonic*, von Karajan* - Also Sprach Zarathustra. about 1 year ago
submitted Cal Tjader - Amazonas. about 1 year ago
submitted Stan Getz - The Chick Corea / Bill Evans Sessions. about 1 year ago
submitted Janis Ian - Aftertones. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Billy Joel - 52nd Street. about 1 year ago
Not a bad tune on the entire disk. Lots of catchy hooks, great stories, and tight ensemble work. "Zanzibar" with Freddie Hubbard solos is my favorite track. Killer LP.
posted a review of Klaatu - Endangered Species. about 1 year ago
Klaatu's weakest record creatively. Side one is mostly insipid pop tunes. Side two has some interesting beats and a little more life. Compared to their first two records, this one is not in their league. Very bright sounding production and mastering as ... See full review
posted a review of Bill Evans Trio* - Waltz For Debby. about 1 year ago
I find the grooves have some crackle and ticks, even post-washing. The "B" side of this LP is a perfect representation of this intimate, romantic, inventive jazz trio making music magic. What a gem.
posted a review of Mike Mainieri & Warren Bernhardt - Free Smiles: Live At Montreux 1978. about 1 year ago
Incredible vibes playing by Mike Mainieri with a solid performance by Warren Berhardt on piano. Live energy, no overdubs. A great, great album of vibes driven modern jazz by two artists at the top of their game. The incidental noise, chair squeaks, ... See full review
posted a review of Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks - Striking It Rich!. about 1 year ago
Album gives you a real "you are there" sense of space and performance. Wry, intelligent music with one foot in American roots and early jazz, and the other in western swing, with a little jug band thrown in. Dan Hicks holds an original place in the ... See full review
posted a review of Supertramp - Crime Of The Century. about 1 year ago
I own this and a beat-up ordinary release version as well. Never heard the Japanese pressing or the later version from MFSL. This is one of the gems of my collection. Separation for miles. Solid imaging. Effortless highs. The bass drop in the title track ... See full review
submitted The Rolling Stones - Some Girls. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Freddie Hubbard - First Light. over 2 years ago
I just wish all records sounded this magnificent. Jazz perfection. Cast of all "A" players: Hubbard, DeJohnette, Carter, Benson, Moreira, Laws, et al. Charts by Don Sebesky. A big, beautiful sound.
posted a review of Eric Clapton - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack - Rush. over 2 years ago
Side A moody and evocative. Really nice stuff. Side B rocks. Vintage Clapton.
submitted Peter, Paul And Mary* - Album. over 2 years ago
submitted George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Born To Be Bad. over 2 years ago
submitted Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments.... over 2 years ago
posted a review of Mark-Almond - The Best Of Mark-Almond. over 2 years ago
Moody and evocative. Love this album. It's a hidden gem.
posted a review of Mannheim Steamroller - Fresh Aire 4. over 2 years ago
Big dynamics but no depth of soundstage and oddly lifeless. Early digital recording effect?
posted a review of Kansas (2) - Song For America. over 2 years ago
I don't know why I keep overlooking the Kansas LP's in my collection. These guys have some serious ensemble chops, as this NM pressing of "Song For America" reminds me. Balanced musical participation from each band member, well produced, nice solid ... See full review
posted a review of Wishbone Ash - There's The Rub. over 2 years ago
This LP marks the beginning of the Laurie Wisefield era, joining founder Andy Powell in the twin guitar power-packed Wishbone Ash sound. Their hard rock edge married with a lyrical, ethereal prog rock quality bought them a long list of enduring fans. ... See full review
posted a comment on Klaatu - Magentalane. over 2 years ago
Beautifully recorded and produced the record sounds brilliant. The songs, however, lost a step from the genius of their first two albums. This is more Pop Rock than Prog Rock. More dreamy than surprising and inventive. Klaatu matured. Comfortable Klaatu. ... See full review
posted a review of Don Sebesky - Giant Box. over 2 years ago
More than any other album, Don Sebesky's double LP box set "Giant Box" started me on the road to loving Jazz in the mid-70's. His musical selections and charts, performed by the notable artists of CTI Records, most of whom your humble narrator, raised on ... See full review