Archive for the ‘rock’ Category

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

May 26, 2017

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Title: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Super Deluxe Edition)

“It was 20 years ago today…”

Well, really it was 50 years ago today that Sgt. Pepper came out in the UK and then on June 2 in the US. I remember when I bought the LP in 1967. In mono.

This package is spectacular. It presents as an LP, with the cd’s and dvd’s in pockets inside the gatefold. The amazing box, which looks like a master tape box at EMI, also includes two posters and the card insert the original LP had. There is also a gorgeous book of photos with narrative of the making of the album, song by song.

The new stereo mix of the album is like hearing it for the first time. It’s spectacular.

This truly is a Super Deluxe Edition.


Alcest: Shelter

January 17, 2014

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Title: Shelter

Riverside: Shrine of New Generation Slaves

February 6, 2013

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Title: Shrine of New Generation Slaves

New Order: Lost Sirens

January 31, 2013

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Title: Lost Sirens

Arbouretum: Coming Out Of The Fog

January 23, 2013

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Title: Coming Out Of The Fog

The Pineapple Thief: All The Wars

September 4, 2012

Band: The Pineapple Thief
Tiel: All The Wars (Deluxe Edition)

Mike Oldfield: Incantations (remastered)

June 10, 2012

Band: Mike Oldfield
Title: Incantations (2011 Remastered Version)

I was not a fan of Tubular Bells but Mike Oldfield’s subsequent albums were some of my favorite music in the late 70’s and early 80’s. I broke up with him when he jumped the shark in the late 80’s.

Incantations, his masterpiece from 1978, is one of my favorite albums of all time. Remastered, crystal clear, amazing music.

Squackett: A Life Within A Day

May 28, 2012

Band: Squackett
Title: A Life Within A Day

Steven Hackett from Genesis and Chris Squire from Yes. Really.

OSI: Blood

March 31, 2012

Band: OSI
Title: Blood

Gentle Giant: Free Hand

March 12, 2012

Band: Gentle Giant
Title: Free Hand

My favorite album by one of my favorite bands of the 70’s. I recently bought the re-mastered versions of some of their albums and they are an improvement over the cd’s of the 90’s. Awesome music.

Spock’s Beard: The Kindness of Strangers

February 28, 2012

Band: Spock’s Beard
Title: The Kindness of Strangers

Riverside: Memories In My Head

June 28, 2011

Band: Riverside
Title: Memories In My Head

If These Trees Could Talk: Above the Earth, Below the Sky

April 7, 2011

Band: If These Trees Could Talk
Title: Above the Earth, Below the Sky

Editors: You Are Fading B-Sides Collection

March 30, 2011

Band: Editors
Title: You Are Fading B-Sides Collection

Sound of Seventy Three: The Way We Feel

March 21, 2011

Band: Sound of Seventy Three
Title: The Way We Feel

Beight: B8

November 23, 2010

Band: Beight
Title: B8

Mary Hopkin: Earth Song – Ocean Song (remastered)

November 2, 2010

Band: Mary Hopkin
Title: Earth Song – Ocean Song (remastered)

I bought this album on vinyl when it originally came out. One of my favorite albums. Ever.

Lunatic Soul: II

October 25, 2010

Band: Lunatic Soul
Title: Lunatic Soul II

Riverside: Anno Domini High Definition

September 13, 2010

Band: Riverside
Title: Anno Domini High Definition

Breaking Benjamin: Dear Agony

September 8, 2010

Band: Breaking Benjamin
Title: Dear Agony

Donovan: A Gift From A Flower To A Garden

August 20, 2010

Band: Donovan
Title: A Gift From A Flower To A Garden

From the archives:

One of my favorite albums by one of my favorite artists, evar.

Filter: The Trouble With Angels

August 17, 2010

Band: Filter
Title: The Trouble With Angels

Gary Numan: Jagged Edge

August 14, 2010

Band: Gary Numan
Title: Jagged Edge

Longview: Mercury

May 23, 2010

Band: Longview
Title: Mercury

Athlete: Black Swan

May 18, 2010

Band: Athlete
Title: Black Swan

Greg Laswell: Take A Bow

May 5, 2010

Band: Greg Laswell
Title: Take A Bow

Common Loon: The Long Dream Of Birds

May 2, 2010

Band: Common Loon
Title: The Long Dream of Birds

Halloween Alaska

April 17, 2010

Band: Halloween, Alaska
Title: Halloween, Alaska

Brad Senne: Aerial Views

April 6, 2010

Band: Brad Senne
Title: Aerial Views

Fresh Body Shop: The Ugly Army

March 25, 2010

Band: Fresh Body Shop
Title: The Ugly Army