Saturday, 29 March 2008

Lou Rawls - All Things In Time (1976)


PIR - 33957
1976
1. You're The One
2. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
3. Time
4. Groovy People
5. Need You Forever
6. From Now On
7. Pure Imagination
8. This Song Will Last Forever
9. Let's Fall In Love All Over Again
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I've listened to Lou's smooth vocal tone many times over the years, but this is my fave album of his - a nice hybrid of Philly soul and lounge, with some good choice cuts such as "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". One of the best albums from 1976. Enjoy!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: philly

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Live At The Expo '70 (1970)



A&M - AMLS 989

1970
1. What the World Needs Now / Pretty World (Sa Marina)

2. Sergio Talks To Audience

3. Going out of My Head

4. Pra Dizer Adeus [To Say Goodbye]

5. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay

6. Day Tripper

7. Fool on the Hill

8. Scarborough Fair

9. Norwegian Wood

10. Mas Que Nada

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A lovely live album this, capturing Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 in their prime, performing at the Expo '70 world's fair. There are only nine songs featured but each are expanded and reworked, and there is a real audible sense that you are there watching a beautifully intimate show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)

Format: 256kbps mp3

Album Link: Here

password: sixtysix

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Warm (1969)




A&M - SP 4190


1969
1. The Sea Is My Soil
2. WIthout Her

3. Marjorine (Sol Lake)
4. Girl Talk
5. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
6. Zazueira
7. The Continental
8. Pretty World
9. Warm
10. To Wait For Love
11. Sandbox
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I appreciate that there are a few rips of this album floating about, particularly as this is (for now) currently unavailable on CD. Anyway, this is my favourite HA&TTB album primarily for the brilliant opening track "The Sea Is My Soil". You'll also find some singing on some of the tracks, most notably Nilsson's "Withour Her". This album came out in 1969 just as the sound of the time was changing.
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: whippedcream

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Carole Bayer Sager - ...Too (1978)


Elektra - K52093
1978
1. To Make You Smile Again
2. It's The Falling In Love
3. Peace In My Heart
4. Shadows
5. You're Interesting
6. There's Something About You
7. It Doesn't Add Up
8. I Don't Wanna Dance No More
9. One Star Shining
10. I'm Coming Home Again
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More famous for his songs than her albums, Carole Bayer Sager went for the Carole King market in the late seventies and almost succeeded. This is her sophemore effort, and there are many fine songs on display - my faves are "It's The Falling In Love" and "I Don't Wanna Dance No More". Carole was married to Burt Bacharach for a time, and they shared an Oscar for writing "Best That You Can Do" from Arthur. Enjoy!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: bacharach

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Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (1979)


Warner - K 66088
1979
1. Over and Over
2. The Ledge
3. Think About Me
4. Save Me a Place
5. Sara
6. What Makes You Think You're the One
7. Storms
8. That's All for Everyone
9. Not That Funny
10. Sisters of the Moon
11. Angel
12. That's Enough for Me
13. Brown Eyes
14. Never Make Me Cry
15. I Know I'm Not Wrong
16. Honey Hi
17. Beautiful Child
18. Walk a Thin Line
19. Tusk
20. Never Forget
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In my opinion, the greatest Non-Beatles album of all time, and certainly better than the White Album which it is often compared to, Tusk is a Fleetwood Mac masterpiece. Brutally slated in its post Rumours wake, the album lives in nearly thirty years later thanks to some brilliant new-wave Lindsey Buckingham songs and a fantastic breadth of songwriting across Buckingham, Nicks and McVie. The vinyl version has different mixes of some songs, in particular Buckingham's masterpiece "I Know I'm Not Wrong". I'd take this to a desert island if I were to be shipwrecked....
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Sides A/B: Here Sides C/D: Here
password: buckingham

Friday, 21 March 2008

Tavares - Love Storm (1977)


Capitol - E-ST 11628
1977
1. Whodunit
2. Keep In Touch
3. I Wanna See You Soon
4. Fool Of The Year
5. Watchin' The Woman's Movement
6. One Step Away
7. Out Of The Picture
8. The Going Ups & The Coming Downs
9. Goodnight My Love
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Although Love Storm doesn't contain either of the two biggest Tavares hits, it's certainly no lesser in songwriting quality. "Keep In Touch" and "I Wanna See You Soon" are two lovely soulful ballads that evoke strong late-seventies sound vibes, and there isn't a weak track alongside them.
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: nightfever

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Peter Sarstedt - Peter Sarstedt (1969)


United Artists - SULP 1219
1969
1. I Am A Cathedral
2. Sons Of Cane Are Abel
3. No More Lollipops
4. Stay Within Myself
5. You Are My Life
6. Sayonara
7. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
8. Blagged
9. My Daddy Is A Millionaire
10. Once Upon An Everyday
11. Mary Jane
12. Time Was Leading Us Home
13. Many Covered Semi Precious Plastic Easter Egg
14. Time, Love, Hope, Life
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Now back in vogue thanks to movie director Wes Anderson, Peter Sarstedt captured a moment in time in the late sixties with his startling number one single "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely". Here's his debut album, containing that song and a host of others in the folk/pop genre. Donovan probably was worried for a brief moment....
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: darjeeling

Billy Paul - When Love Is New (1975)


Philadelphia International Records - PIR 69207
1975
1. People Power
2. America (We Need The Light)
3. Let The Dollar Circulate
4. Malorie
5. When Love Is New
6. I Want 'Cha Baby
7. Let's Make A Baby
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My favourite Billy Paul album, seven cuts but all deliver that expert blend of Philly Soul-meets-Funk. "People Power" and "Malorie" are very good, but my personal favourite is album closer "Let's Make A Baby", which despite the cheesy intentions is one of the better late-seventies soul numbers. The shores of Vinyl Shipwreck aren't biased - we display whatever washes up!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link:
Here
password: mrsjones

B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (1970)


Scepter - SPS 580
1970
1. Little Green Apples
2. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
3. This Guy's In Love With You
4. If You Ever Leave Me
5. Guess I'll Pack My Things
6. If You Must Leave My Life
7. The Greatest Love
8. Do What You Gotta Do
9. Mr. Mailman
10. Suspicious Minds
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Fresh from B.J. Thomas' new found fame over singing "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head", a song which won an Oscar for appearing in Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Scepter cashed in an quickly released an album featuring "Raindrops" soon after. Here you have a good choice of cuts, variable quality, from a singer who never quite emerged from the Butch Cassidy shadow.
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: builtforjoy

Monday, 17 March 2008

Sheena Easton - Best Kept Secret (1983)


EMI - EMC 1077951
1983
1. Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)
2. I Like the Fright
3. Almost Over You
4. Devil in a Fast Car
5. Don't Leave Me This Way
6. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
7. (She's in Love) With Her Radio
8. Just One Smile
9. Sweet Talk
10. Best Kept Man
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We're having a synth-pop EMI 1983 moment today at Vinyl Shipwreck, this time with Sheena Easton, who like Kim Carnes turned out a host of quality albums but is slightly overlooked in today's climate. Best Kept Secret is one of Sheena's stronger efforts; if you don't believe me check out the brilliant sample track "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: foryoureyesonly
Sample track: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Kim Carnes - Cafe Racers (1983)


EMI - SO 17106
1983
1. You Make My Heart Beat Faster
2. Young Love
3. Met You at the Wrong Time in My Life
4. Hurricane
5. Universal Song
6. Invisible Hands
7. I Pretend
8. Hangin' on by a Thread (A Sad Affair of the Heart)
9. Kick in the Heart
10. I'll Be Here Where the Heart Is
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A quality eighties effort from Kim Carnes, on the right side of the eighties synth-pop-rock hookability. Often overlooked as a one-hit wonder after "Bette Davis Eyes", Kim delivered good album after good album, and I'll be bringing more of them to Vinyl Shipwreck soon.
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: bettedavis
Sample track: You Make My Heart Beat Faster

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Engelbert Humperdinck - Engelbert Hunperdinck (1969)


Decca - SKLA 5030
1969
1. I'm A Better Man
2. Gentle On My Mind
3. Love Letters
4. A Time For Us (From The Love Theme From "Romeo And Juliet")
5. Didn't We
6. I Wish You Love
7. Aquarius - Let The Sunshine In
8. All You've Gotta Do Is Ask
9. The Signs Of Love
10. Cafe
11. Let's Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
12. Winter World Of Love

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Engelburt delivers the goods here with some fine renditions of the big hits of 1969. The first side is standard pop hits, with "Gentle On My Mind" and Jimmy Webb's "Didn't We", however the second side has a groovy, stirring "Aquarius - Let The Sunshine In" and ensures that there's more than enough for all of you Engelbert fans; I know there's lots of you as I saw the big man in concert last year and it was ace and like being at a religious sermon!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: releaseme
Sample track: Aquarius - Let The Sunshine In

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Yvonne Elliman - Love Me (1977)


RSO - RS-1-3018
1977
1. Love Me
2. Hello Stranger
3. I Can't Get You Outa My Mind
4. I Know
5. Without You (There Ain't No Love At All)
6. Good Sign
7. She'll Be The Home
8. (I Don't Know Why) I Keep Hangin' On
9. I'd Do It Again
10. Uphill Peace Of Mind
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Most famous for singing on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album, Yvonne Elliman turned in some great late seventies long-players that are quite hard to find now. I particularly like her version of the Bee Gee's "Love Me" and the nice analogue feel of "Without You". Track standout however is "Hello Stranger". As usual, do enjoy yourselves and please come again!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: barrygibb
Sample track: Hello Stranger

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Paul Williams - A Little On The Windy Side (1979)



Portrait - PRT 83197
1979
1. Moonlight Becomes You
2. Little On The Windy Side
3. Save Me A Dream
4. For Goodness Sake
5. Brand New Song
6. Little More Like You
7. This Strange New Feeling
8. Here's Another Fine Mess
9. My Fair Shape
10. For The Life Of Me
11. Gift
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This 1979 Paul Williams album is probably my least favourite, but still has lots to offer to any pop/rock fan. The fun seems to have disappeared from most of the numbers, but it's still a worthy effort.
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link:
Here
password: bugsymalone
Sample track:
For The Life Of Me

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Paul Williams - Just An Old Fashioned Love Song (1971)


A&M - AMLH 64327
1971
1. Waking Up Alone
2. I Never Had It So Good
3. We've Only Just Begun
4. That's Enough For Me
5. Perfect Love
6. An Old Fashioned Love Song
7. Let Me Be The One
8. Simple Man
9. When I Was All Alone
10. My Love And I
11. Gone Forever
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I think this is the strongest Paul Williams album, with startling quality throughout. "We've Only Just Begun" was more famous as a Carpenters hit, but "Let Me Be The One" and the title track really render this a must-listen! Paul Williams is certainly a forgotten darling of the seventies!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: bugsymalone

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Donny Osmond - A Time For Us (1973)

MGM 2315 273
1973
1. A Time For Us
2. Hawaiian Wedding Song (Ke Kali Nei Au)
3. When I Fall In Love
4. Are You Lonesome Tonight
5. I Believe
6. Guess Who
7. Young And In Love
8. A Million To One
9. A Boy Is Waiting
10. Unchained Melody
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Donny was starting to come into his own and fully breakaway from the Osmonds' shadow in the early-to-mid seventies, and this is one of his better albums. Full of warm Osmonds-esque production values and nice pop ballads, this is a forgotten classic!
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Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link:
Here
password: puppylove
Sample track:
A Million To One

Tony Bennett - I've Gotta Be Me (1969)

CBS - 63685
1969
1. I've Gotta Be Me
2. Over The Sun
3. Play It Again Sam
4. Alfie
5. What The World Needs Now Is Love
6. Baby Don't You Quit Now
7. That Night
8. They All Laughed
9. A Lonely Place
10. Whoever You Are I Love You
11. Theme from "Valley Of The Dolls"

A good late-sixties set from Tony Bennett here, covering many standards of the day. "They All Laughed" is a notable inclusion, along with a few Bacharach/David numbers. There are still many Tony Bennett albums unreleased on CD, hopefully in time the net will be a comprehensive resource for them all. Anyway, enjoy!

Source: Vinyl (Remastered using Sony Sound Forge and Waves X-Crackle)
Format: 256kbps mp3
Album Link: Here
password: sanfran
Sample track: What The World Needs Now Is Love