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VA - Separate Paths Together: An Anthology Of British Male Singer / Songwriters 1965-1975 (2021)

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VA - Separate Paths Together: An Anthology Of British Male Singer / Songwriters 1965-1975 (2021)

VA - Separate Paths Together: An Anthology Of British Male Singer / Songwriters 1965-1975 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:35:13 | 538 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Grapefruit

Housed in suitably evocative artwork and a stylish clamshell box design, Separate Paths Together provides a wide-ranging, four-hour overview of the pop stars, the club folkies, the rock band refugees, the stoned poets, the political agitators, the wry humorists and the bedsit bards that came together to make up a vibrant, multifaceted scene.

Dear Mr Time - Grandfather: The Dear Mr Time Anthology (2021)

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Dear Mr Time - Grandfather: The Dear Mr Time Anthology (2021)

Dear Mr Time - Grandfather: The Dear Mr Time Anthology (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 3:47:47 | 1,4 Gb / 520 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Grapefruit

Three CD set. Coming together at the end of the Sixties, Essex band Dear Mr. Time were a five-piece progressive rock outfit influenced by the likes of King Crimson and The Moody Blues. The independent Square label released the band's seven-ages-of-man concept album Grandfather in early 1971. With Vertigo's interest in signing Dear Mr. Time scuppered by the fact that Square had signed them to an exclusive three-year deal, the band decided to split before a second album could be recorded. By the early Nineties, original copies of Grandfather were selling for large sums of money, and the album was counterfeited several times before finally being legally reissued in 2010. Buoyed by the reception that the official reissue received, the core members of Dear Mr. Time reconvened, recording two further albums - Brontosaurs And Bling and Time - as well as recording tracks for a proposed fourth album. This anthology of the band's work assembles all three Dear Mr. Time albums and adds that proposed fourth album. We also add some fascinating early Seventies home demos from guitarist and chief songwriter Chris Baker, performing a batch of songs that would have formed the basis of that aborted follow-up to Grandfather. With a booklet that illustrates the band's story with rare photos and new quotes, our expanded release of Grandfather is the final word on a progressive rock band who, although they made a limited impression at the time, have now attracted collector interest for more than three decades.

VA - Good As Gold: Artefacts Of The Apple Era 1967-1975 (2021)

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VA - Good As Gold: Artefacts Of The Apple Era 1967-1975 (2021)

VA - Good As Gold: Artefacts Of The Apple Era 1967-1975 (2021)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 04:08:25 | 572 Mb / 1,10 Gb
Genre: Rock / Label: Grapefruit

Established in 1967 at the height of their powers, The Beatles’ Apple operation saw the group embrace and encourage a wealth of contemporary musical talent, offering studio time and demo facilities alongside recording and publishing contracts. This unique opportunity attracted artists and songwriters from across the musical spectrum, and GOOD AS GOLD presents a snapshot of that talent, spanning the years 1967 to 1975. From the psychedelic tinged sounds of the mid-late 1960s onwards, the label matured and evolved alongside its audience and remains as compelling today as it did during those halcyon days.

VA - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock (2021)

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VA - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock (2021)

VA - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:43:58 | 637 Mb
Genre: Classic Rock, Rock, British / Label: Grapefruit

Three CD set. Long-established as a hugely popular radio format, the Classic Rock sound was established in the Seventies, when numerous British bands from a pop or blues-based background pioneered a muscular, riff-based sound that dominated American FM airwaves and led the most successful practitioners to fame, fortune and all manner of related excess. But although there are innumerable radio stations now devoted to the baby boomer sounds of Classic Rock, their innately conservative, playlist-based nature means that the same heavyweight tunes are endlessly recycled: the casual listener could be forgiven for thinking that the careers of major bands like Thin Lizzy and The Who didn't extend beyond 'Whiskey In The Jar', 'The Boys Are Back In Town' and 'Won't Get Fooled Again'.

Byzantium - Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75 (2021)

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Byzantium - Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75 (2021)

Byzantium - Halfway Dreaming: Anthology 1969-75 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 04:40:37 | 1,7 Gb
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock / Label: Grapefruit

Evolving from the line-up that had recorded the highly-regarded Ora LP in 1969, Byzantium recorded two early Seventies albums – 'Byzantium' and 'Seasons Changing', both featuring future Ian Dury MD Chaz Jankel - for the A&M label.
After leaving A&M, the band self-financed the 1974 'Live/Studio' album in an effort to attract new representation before splitting the following year.

VA - Oh! You Pretty Things: Glam Queens And Street Urchins 1970-76 (2021)

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VA - Oh! You Pretty Things: Glam Queens And Street Urchins 1970-76 (2021)

VA - Oh! You Pretty Things: Glam Queens And Street Urchins 1970-76 (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:30:25 | 567 Mb
Genre: Rock / Label: Grapefruit

In the teenage wastelands of grey early Seventies Britain, where the musical landscape was dominated by introspective singer-songwriters and dour rock bands, the emergence of the outrageous, androgynous, peacock-plumaged Glam Rock scene provided a vital spark in the dark.

VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 (2020)

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VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 (2020)

VA - Sumer Is Icumen In: The Pagan Sound Of British And Irish Folk 1966-75 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:51:53 | 534 Mb
Genre: Folk, Pop / Label: Grapefruit

Released in 2015, Grapefruit’s 3-CD multi-artist British underground folk compilation Dust On The Nettles was widely praised, with a five-star review in The Times hailing it as “a delight from beginning to end”.A long-overdue follow up to that set, Sumer Is Icumen In tightens the mesh by focusing on the point when traditional folksong and the burgeoning late Sixties counterculture collided, largely courtesy of seminal acts like the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention and Pentangle.