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Uriah Heep - The Magicians Birthday (1972)

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Uriah Heep - The Magicians Birthday (1972)

Uriah Heep - The Magicians Birthday (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sanctuary, SMRCD052 | ~ 468 or 172 Mb | Scans(png) -> 89 Mb
Hard Rock / Prog Rock / Classic Rock

After reaching an international level of success with Demons and Wizards, Uriah Heep continued to build their fan base by knocking out another album of prog-like metal before the year's end. The end result, The Magician's Birthday, is not as consistent or cohesive as Demons and Wizards but still offers plenty of highlights. It starts dramatically with "Sunrise," a spooky power ballad that alternates quiet organ-led verses with an emotional chorus and guitar-fuelled instrumental breaks topped off by David Byron's operatic wail…

Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension Group - Jigen (1972) [Vinyl Rip 24/48, 16/44 & mp3-320] Re-up

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension Group - Jigen (1972) [Vinyl Rip 24/48, 16/44 & mp3-320] Re-up

Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension Group - Jigen (1972)
Vinyl Rip 24/48 or 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 593 or 288 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 119 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 6.59 Mb
MCA Records, JMC-5049 | Japanese Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Poetry

Minoru Muraoka (Japanese: 村岡福夫, born Muraoka Fukuo; 1924 in Miyakonojo – January 2, 2014) was a popular Japanese shakuhachi player. Playing in a jazz fusion style, Muraoka released many albums, both as a solo artist and with several groups, including Zen, the New Dimension Group and the Minoru Muraoka Orchestra…

Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1972)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 295 Mb | MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 124 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.83 Gb
CBS/Sony, SOPL 154, Japan | Jazz

Tomes are available annotating the importance of this recording. The musical and social impact of Miles Davis, his collaborative efforts with Gil Evans, and in particular their reinvention of George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess are indeed profound. However, the most efficient method of extricating the rhetoric and opining is to experience the recording. Few other musical teams would have had the ability to remain true to the undiluted spirit and multifaceted nuance of this epic work…

Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards (1972)

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Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards (1972)

Uriah Heep - Demons And Wizards (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Sanctuary, SMRCD 051 | ~ 453 or 156 Mb | Scans(png) -> 97 Mb
Hard Rock / Prog Rock / Classic Rock

his is the album that solidified Uriah Heep's reputation as a master of gothic-inflected heavy metal. From short, sharp rock songs to lengthy, musically dense epics, Demons and Wizards finds Uriah Heep covering all the bases with style and power…

The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (1972) [MFSL UDCD 718] Re-up

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The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (1972) [MFSL UDCD 718] Re-up

The Moody Blues - Seventh Sojourn (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | MFSL, UDCD 718 | ~ 228 or 93 Mb | Scans(png) -> 86 Mb
Progressive Rock / Art-Rock

Despite the presence of a pair of ballads – one of them ("New Horizons") by Justin Hayward the latter's most romantic number since "Nights in White Satin" – Seventh Sojourn was notable at the time of its release for showing the hardest-rocking sound this band had ever produced on record. It's all relative, of course, compared to their prior work…

Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix At His Best (Volume 3) (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix At His Best (Volume 3) (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix At His Best (Volume 3) (1972)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 226 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 91 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1.91 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.35 Gb
SagaPan, SM 3273 | Modern Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock

An interesting early record of Jimi Hendrix and avant-garde pianist Mike Ephron, sometimes with uncredited percussionists. "Occasionally, too, a Conga drummer would sit in with us, not always able to follow the intricacies of the rhythms I patterned out with my chords and la la la's" (from Mike Ephron's liner notes). La la la's indeed. These are some very unfocused jams, which don't add much to the Jimi Hendrix catalog. Still nice to hear him in such an informal setting…

Capitolo 6 - Frutti Per Kagua (1972) [Japanese Edition 2008]

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Capitolo 6 - Frutti Per Kagua (1972) [Japanese Edition 2008]

Capitolo 6 - Frutti Per Kagua (1972) [Japanese Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG Japan (BVCM-35444)

Italian group formed in the early 70s in the region of Tuscany. The band had its peak in 1971 when they signed with the Italian subsidiary of RCA Records to release an album that was finished only after some time. Also in that year, the band played in festivals in their hometown, Viareggio and still came to opening for Led Zeppelin in Rome for thousands of people. The record is composed of only four but fabulous tracks, being the first a true gem worthy of what we know as Italian Progressive Rock. The track of almost 19 minutes, gives its name to the record and is conducted with extreme perfection with beautiful flute passages throughout its course…

Jimi Hendrix - In The Beginning (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Jimi Hendrix - In The Beginning (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Jimi Hendrix - In The Beginning (1972)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 220 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 83 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.86 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.23 Gb
Bellaphon, BI 1552 | Rock, Rhythm & Blues

This budget LP is among the many posthumous Jimi Hendrix releases that surfaced in 1972. In the Beginning is an appropriate title for the record, which focuses on some early, lesser known material that Hendrix did in June 1966 before he formed the Jimi Hendrix Experience and enjoyed a major commercial breakthrough with Are You Experienced?…

Pink Floyd - Omay Yad (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Pink Floyd - Omay Yad (1972) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Pink Floyd - Omay Yad (1972)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 245 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 117 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 1.96 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.74 Gb
Trade Mark Of Quality, TMOQ 71040 | Prog Rock

~ Studio outtakes from the film Zabriskie Point recording sessions, December 1969 + Live tracks from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, California, 1970-05-01

Melvin Sparks - Sparks! (1970) & Akilah! (1972) [1993, Reissue]

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Melvin Sparks - Sparks! (1970) & Akilah! (1972) [1993, Reissue]

Melvin Sparks - Sparks! (1970) & Akilah! (1972) [1993, Reissue]
Soul-Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Blues | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:14:12 | 438,79 Mb
Label: BGP Records (UK) | Cat.# CDBGPD 064 | Released: 1993-01-25 (1970/1972)

Sparks! is a solid soul-jazz outing that looks to commercial material for the bulk of the set, but doesn't unduly compromise itself in a pop direction. Sparks was one of the bluesiest soul-jazz guitarists, and his tart tone shares space here with deep grooves from Leon Spencer on organ. The brass, handled by Virgil Jones (trumpet) Houston Person (tenor sax), and John Manning (tenor sax), is usually secondary to the guitar-organ riffs. Sparks remakes Sly Stone's "Thank You," and the Coasters' "Charlie Brown," and Eric Burdon & War's "Spill the Wine" as lengthy instrumentals - commercial choices, to be sure, but executed with relaxed grit. Rounding out the program is a Rodgers-Hart cover and a Leon Spencer original. BGP's reissue also includes Sparks' 1972 effort Akilah!

CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]

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CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]

CTI All-Stars - California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1972) [Reissue 2010]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 878 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 363 MB | Covers - 36 MB
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Masterworks (88697 76405 2)

This album captured the event that more or less shouted the existence of the CTI label - previously little-known outside of musician circles - to the world. Along with veterans such as Stanley Turrentine and Hank Crawford, the album showcased the playing of Billy Cobham - about to emerge from the Mahavishnu Orchestra in a big way (stealing most of that band's energy and excitement with him when he left) - and comparatively new talents such as George Benson. Not all of the music has aged well - "Blues West" was definitely of its time, though it's still a great showcase for Benson's guitar and Freddie Hubbard's trumpet and, perhaps a little less enduringly so, Hubert Laws' flute. But "Fire and Rain" (a great jazz take on James Taylor's song), "Red Clay," and "Sugar" need no justification for a return visit four decades after the fact, with solos and explorations that will always stand the test of time.

Dionne Warwicke - Dionne (1972) [2005, 24-bit Digitally Remastered Reissue]

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Dionne Warwicke - Dionne (1972) [2005, 24-bit Digitally Remastered Reissue]

Dionne Warwicke - Dionne (1972) [2005, 24-bit Digitally Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 36:46 | 371,36 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records/Spy Records (USA) | Cat.# SPY 45007-2 | Released: 2005-10-04 (1972)

Dionne Warwick's first album for Warner Bros. in 1971 didn't seem to change much. She was still working with Burt Bacharach and Hal David and still cranking out sophisticated ballads with the trademark orchestrated Bacharach sound. The only thing missing on Dionne is some kind of chart action. "If We Only Have Love" reached only #84 on the single charts, the album itself didn't rise above the mid-'50s. Maybe it was the less-than-enchanting cover art, maybe the buying public were tired of Warwick and her sound. They missed out on half of a really good record with some beautiful songs like "If You Never Say Goodbye," a hip, elevator pop swinger with a swooning chorus, "My First Night Without You," a very soulful ballad with very expressive strings and a brutally honest vocal from Warwick, and "The Balance of Nature," a romantic and dramatic ballad that would be perfect in an Audrey Hepburn movie.

Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (1972) [2016, Remastered, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (1972) [2016, Remastered, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (1972
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 230 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 47 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.42 Gb
Pink Floyd Records, PFRLP7 | Soundtrack, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock

Obscured by Clouds is the soundtrack to the Barbet Schroeder film La Vallée, and it plays that way. Of course, it's possible to make the argument that Pink Floyd's music of the early '70s usually played as mood music, similar to film music, but it had structure and a progression…

Hawk - Africa She Too Can Cry (1972) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

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Hawk - Africa She Too Can Cry (1972) [Reissue 2009] (Re-up)

Hawk - Africa She Too Can Cry (1972) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 341 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 135 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Fresh Music (FRESHCD 137)

An interesting rarity, prog rock from South Africa in the early '70s. Other than the African lyrical themes, the music does has African flavour, but is mainly UK-styled prog/folk rock.
This album has actually been released in 3 different versions; the first was in 1972 a year or so after the phenomenal 'African Day' album. In 1973 'Africa She Too Was Cry' was released in the UK (and Europe) by the Charisma label (home of Genesis at the time) with a revised track listing and credited to JoBurg Hawk. In the late 90's an unofficial CD with the same title was released by the Japanese Never Land label. Despite the fact that this was a pirate CD, it was also more of a compilation than a re-issue, as it featured tracks from all 3 Hawk albums…

V.A. - Blues Piano Orgy (1972) [Reissue 1996]

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V.A. - Blues Piano Orgy (1972) [Reissue 1996]

V.A. - Blues Piano Orgy (1972) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 248 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 153 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Piano Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-626)

Thanks in part to the luridly alluring title and the enthusiastically informative liner notes by Bob Koester, this solid collection was many a young musician's introduction to the men who pioneered blues piano in the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt Sykes is the best represented artist here, and his leering vocals are hard to resist: After hearing the ribald metaphor of "Dresser Drawers," you'll never view furniture quite the same way again. His "Kickin' Motor Scooter" is truly a marvel of smiling euphemism, with the song devoted to boasts of how he's "A dangerous motor scooter…A tricky motor scooter!" Other artists, while not always as inventive lyrically, show a wide range of piano styles, from the bouncing syncopated jazz of "Stendahl Stomp" to the trickling upper registers and restrained bass coaxed by Curtis Jones from a battered old piano in "Tin Pan Alley Blues #2"…