Niemen - Enigmatic ‎(1969) Polskie Nagrania Muza/SXL 0576 - Original PL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Niemen - Enigmatic ‎(1969) Polskie Nagrania Muza/SXL 0576 - Original PL Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Niemen - Enigmatic
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Polskie Nagrania Muza/ SXL 0576 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
I am not Polish, but I was born and grew up just around hundred miles from the village ( in Western Belorus, which was a part Poland till 1939),where Niemen was born and spent his early ears. Later he was deported with thousands of other Polish families from their homeland by Russian occupants to Poland, kind of ethnic cleaning). And I perfectly know these forests and lowlands, and mystic all around of small villages. All these heavily influenced Niemen's music (and full his life).

Solaris - Marsbéli Krónikák (1984) Start/SLPM 17819 - HU 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Solaris - Marsbéli Krónikák (1984) Start/SLPM 17819 - HU 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Solaris - Marsbéli Krónikák (The Martian Chronicles)
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 1000mb
Label: Start/SLPM 17819 | Released: 1984 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of prog rock music.
Solaris' Marsbéli Krónikák is one of the few shining lights that got unnoticed during that bleak 1980s period of progressive rock, not to mention the fact that very few people in the West ever heard this album. It wasn't until the 1990s and exposure on the Internet, plus someone taking the time to reissue this on CD that the West finally got to hear this amazing gem from this five-piece instrumental band from Hungary. I first discovered the band by reading their entry in the GEPR in the late 1990s.

Omega - Time Robber (1976) Bacillus/BLPS 19233, Bellaphon - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC - In 24bit/96kHz

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Omega - Time Robber (1976) Bacillus/BLPS 19233, Bellaphon - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC - In 24bit/96kHz

Omega - Time Robber
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Bacillus Records/BLPS 19233, Bellaphon | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
The most successful Hungarian rock band in history, OMEGA is one of the rare bands to have been known outside in their country. The legend has it that as albums were released in other countries it became necessary to brake the language barrier.

Omega - 10000 Lépés (1969) Qualiton/LPX 17400 - HU 1st Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Omega - 10000 Lépés (1969) Qualiton/LPX 17400 - HU 1st Mono Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Omega - 10000 Lépés
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 1000mb
Label: Qualiton/LPX 17400 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Psychedelic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
I must say, I was very suprised by this album. When I bought it, I already knew Kisstadion'79. I was expecting a similiar Eloy influenced sound. But, nothing of that is here. No space sound, no electronic, only pure psychedelic rock.

Führs & Fröhling ‎- Ammerland (1978) Brain/0060.105 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Führs & Fröhling ‎- Ammerland (1978) Brain/0060.105 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Führs & Fröhling ‎- Ammerland
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Brain/0060.105 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Krautrock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
This rare LP is made by 2 German musicians: a guitarist and a keyboardist. The style of this instrumental music is very varied: we can talk about a mix of progressive folk, New Age and an emulation of classical music.

Schicke Führs Fröhling ‎- Symphonic Pictures (1976) Brain/0060.010 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Schicke Führs Fröhling ‎- Symphonic Pictures (1976) Brain/0060.010 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Schicke Führs Fröhling ‎- Symphonic Pictures
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Brain/0060.010 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music (for all Mellotron lovers, included me).
A high source of inspiration to many.
When it comes to name the main influences for today's prog we name the usual suspects: Yes, King Crimson, ELP yadiyadiyada…But who will name SFF? Me neither! Never! But what a pleasant surprise it's been to get my hands on this record. Finally, I get to know more SFF and on top, I removed the lid on many artists I though were original! Okay Anglagard and Carptree (the epic song is right Carptree's alley), you're busted! You were not the first to create the famous darkish atmosphere; SFF did it, but did not abuse it.

Pell Mell - Rhapsody (1975) Venus/VB 76-1 PM a/b - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Pell Mell - Rhapsody (1975) Venus/VB 76-1 PM a/b - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Pell Mell - Rhapsody
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Venus/VB 76-1 PM a/b | Released: 1975 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
With "Rhapsody", PELL MELL continued to pay homage to the classics, and followed the trend established by "From the New World" in which simple homage to composers turned into all out rocking affairs with plenty of jamming. Here there is a slight improvement in the sense that the group has smoothed out some of the painful edges from that predecessor.

Pell Mell - Marburg (1972) Bellaphon/BI 15158 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Pell Mell - Marburg (1972) Bellaphon/BI 15158 - DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Pell Mell - Marburg
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Bellaphon/BI 15158 | Released: 1972 | This Issue: 1974 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
The debut album from this German band is an ode to the heavy sounds not alien to Atomic Rooster. While you discover the opener The Clown And The Queen, you should be blown away by the power of the Hammond organ and the wild vocals. Almost nine minutes of frenzy which have some ELP accents as well. It is already a highlight.
A much more symphonic (even pastoral) piece is following, maybe to cool down. The very melodic Moldau is a sweet instrumental track, full of mellotron and violin. It's melancholy is premonitory of the brilliant Swedish scene of the nineties. In a totally different register, this is the second highlight already.

Ramses - Eternity Rise (1978) Sky Records/sky 020 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Ramses - Eternity Rise (1978) Sky Records/sky 020 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ramses - Eternity Rise
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Sky Records/sky 020 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
"Eternity Rise" marks a slight improvement in Ramses' songwriting and arranging. The melodies are still strong, but a little less rudimentary than on "La Leyla", and a greater emphasis is placed on other keyboards, including mellotron and/or string synth.

Ramses - La Leyla (1976) Sky Records/sky 002 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Ramses - La Leyla (1976) Sky Records/sky 002 - Original DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Ramses - La Leyla
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Sky Records/sky 002 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music.
It's really strange that this band isn't as famous as other giants of 70' progressive rock. I suppose their biggest problem was lack of "momentum". In 1976 progressive rock music started to significantly lose it's popularity in favor of punk rock, disco and other horrible creatures of late 70' music scene… If "Ramses" started his career few years earlier, now they would be equally famous as other German prog bands like Eloy or Jane and maybe even as popular as Yes or Genesis…who knows?
Anyway let's start the review of their debut - and IMHO - their best record ever. Lots of people unjustified compare them to early British art rock bands which based their music solely on Hammond organ sound. As far as I really love this early 70' British staff, I have to assure you that "Ramses" doesn't sound like them at all. Their music is much different, they offer richer sound with very good analog synths/mellotron arrangements and very important guitar presence (very similar to Frank Bornemann from "Eloy", lots of atmospheric leads and solos without even small sign of show-off).

Procol Harum ‎- Exotic Birds And Fruit (1974) Chrysalis/CHT 1058 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Procol Harum ‎- Exotic Birds And Fruit (1974) Chrysalis/CHT 1058 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Procol Harum ‎- Exotic Birds And Fruit
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 900mb
Label: Chrysalis/CHT 1058 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
There are a lot of people who'll champion the Grand Hotel album, but as far as I'm concerned, it is Exotic Birds And Fruit that is the most complete album in the latter half of Procol Harum's career. In fact, I'd say this album is the best one outside of the classic first trio of albums.
One of the reasons for my unqualified seal of approval is the absolutely gorgeous As Strong As Samson, which is a heart-breaking, nihilistic song of beauty. "Psychiatrists and lawyers/destroying mankind/driving them crazy and robbing them blind" sings Gary Brooker as Chris Copping turns in his best ever organ solo … another tearing, searing, yet emphatically melancholic piece. B.J. Wilson's drumming is top-notch on this one, rolling us all the way to heaven and back again. Every little nuance of this perfect, perfect song melts me. When Gary sings "there ain't no use" as the tune fades out, you know he's right.

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) Chrysalis/ILPS 9158 - Original UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) Chrysalis/ILPS 9158 - Original UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 700mb
Label: Chrysalis/ILPS 9158 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
“Broken Barricades” is the 5th full-length studio album by UK rock act Procol Harum. The album was released through A&M Records in April 1971. “Broken Barricades” was recorded at AIR studios in London and produced by Chris Thomas. This would be guitarist Robin Trower´s last album with Procol Harum before pursuing a solo career.

Procol Harum - Live (1972) A&M Records/SP 4335 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Procol Harum - Live (1972) A&M Records/SP 4335 - US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Procol Harum - Live "In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra"
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: A&M Records/SP 4335 | Released: 1972 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of prog-rock music.
The Moody Blues "Days of future passed" represents one of the earliest collaborations between band and orchestra. Deep Purple's "Concerto…" also offers an early example of a live album involving both. For me though, Procol Harum's "Live in concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" was the first truly successful integration of the sound of an orchestra into the music of a band. Both the albums mentioned above tend to segregate the two factions, with either orchestral pieces or band performances, but the two do not perform together throughout the album. The music tends to be either symphonic or rock, not a true blend of both.

Procol Harum - A Salty Dog (1969) A&M Records/SP-4179 - CA 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

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Procol Harum - A Salty Dog (1969) A&M Records/SP-4179 - CA 1st Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Procol Harum - A Salty Dog
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz / 900mb
Label: A&M Records/SP-4179 | Released: 1969 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
There is an interesting divide in the reviews here…some think masterpiece, some fairly unenthused. I think this is Procol Harum’s best album. Every song is a winner, although the presence of three vocalists does provide a scattered feeling.

Rick Wakeman - No Earthly Connection (1976) A&M Records/SP 4583 - US 1st DJ Pressing - LP/FLAC in 24bit/48kHz

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Rick Wakeman - No Earthly Connection (1976) A&M Records/SP 4583 - US 1st DJ Pressing - LP/FLAC in 24bit/48kHz

Rick Wakeman And The English Rock Ensemble ‎- No Earthly Connection
Vinyl | FLAC + cue | LP Cover (1:1) | 24bit/48kHz / 600mb
Label: A&M Records/SP 4583 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
This is a VERY underrated album from Rick Wakeman, the Yes' keyboardist. Wakeman here is supported by the excellent English Rock Ensemble, made of Tony Fernandez on drums, Ashley Holt on lead vocals and some brass instruments musicians, among others.