Monday, 29 September 2014

Various Artists - Thank God It's Friday OST [1978]


1978 / Casablanca / NBLP 7099-12.98
I haven't seen the film; I was aware that the lead song won an Oscar - and I only bought this Double LP as it was approximately £1 in a Stockholm Record Store - and boy-oh-boy am I glad I did! Every track is pulsating disco at its best - featuring amongst others Donna Summer (who also as a bonus 12" includes an amazing 15 minute version of "Je T'aime, Moi Non Plus") Remastered here in its breathtaking analogue beauty!

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Lou Reed - Rock N Roll Animal [1974]


1974 / RCA / APL1-0472
I purchased this vinyl in Stockholm at the weekend and I was blown away by the dazzling heavy-rock versions that Lou provides to some of his well-known Velvets back-catalogue. This is a blistering forty minute live Rock classic. Supremely mastered for your vinyl-loving tastes...

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Thursday, 4 September 2014

Burt Bacharach - Burt Bacharach [1971]


* New Remaster September 2014*
1971 / A&M / SP 3501
Sometimes you have to indulge yourself, and no website of mine is complete without a few choice Burt Bacharach albums. If there was one era I could jump back in time to it's the era in which Burt and his groovy-lounge chord sequences were at in the hearts of minds of many pop music lovers everywhere. Anyone who says Burt is "easy" hasn't listened to the six minute version of "Wives And Lovers" or the startling "Freefall". For nice songwriting, check out "Hasbrook Heights". This is one of my alltime favourite albums.

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Monday, 1 September 2014

The Sandpipers - Guantanamera [Mono 1966]


1966 / Pye / NPL 28086
A classic album, here released in glorious unavailable-on-CD mono. The low-fi production values and mastering really suit a Mono release of this glorious spanish-tinged mid-sixties masterpiece. The sound is immaculate and so is the listening. Sit by a beach on a sunset evening and enjoy!

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