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Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}

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Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 321 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Repertoire Records #IMS 7029 / MSIF 7278

Pioneering progressive rock group Beggars Opera from Glasgow released several splendid albums for the Vertigo label in the early Seventies. The line up included vocalist Martin Griffiths, guitarist Ricky Gardiner and keyboard player Alan Park, who ensured a strong classical influence. ‘Waters Of Change’ was the group’s second effort, first released in 1971. It follows the pattern set by debut album ‘Act One’, and features highlight tracks ‘Time Machine’, ‘Silver Peacock’ and ‘The Fox’, given greater depth by the addition of Mellotron player Virginia Scott.

Agitation Free - 3 Albums (1976-1999)

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Agitation Free - 3 Albums (1976-1999)

Agitation Free - 3 Albums (1976-1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 873 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 322 MB | Covers - 315 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Revisited Records, Garden of Delights

A classic of the German space genre. Their current music is a combination of Progressive Rock and New Instrumental Music, with touches of Jazz and passages dedicated to an experimentation near to Ambient. Their originality was due to the blend electronic and repetitive musics with a lot of ethnic elements from North Africa, India, etc. Very much like your early Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru type bands except with a cultural influence. Several Agitation Free albums were released after the group's breakup, including 1976's "Last", 1995's "Fragments" and the following years' "At The Cliffs of The River Rhine" (1998), "The Other Sides Of Agitation Free" (1999)… Their aptly titled "Last" is considered by many to be one of the best live space albums ever. Lots of acid-drenched guitar and electronics to really carry you "out there".

Hatfield And The North - The Rotters' Club (1975) {Reissue}

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Hatfield And The North - The Rotters' Club (1975) {Reissue}

Hatfield And The North - The Rotters' Club (1975) {Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 387 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Full Scans | 01:03:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock / Fusion / Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Canterbury Scene
Virgin Records #CDV 2030

Featuring some of the most stunning musicianship ever associated with England's Canterbury scene, Hatfield and the North's second LP features, like their eponymous debut, Dave Stewart on keyboards, Phil Miller on guitar, Richard Sinclair on bass and vocals, and Pip Pyle on drums (supplemented by a few guest instrumentalists and the ever-ethereal Northettes with their "la la" backing vocals). The participants show an admirable sense of restraint and, like their Canterbury peers, are careful to avoid the pomposity and bombast of better-known prog rockers of the era, such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Yes.

Camel - Lunar Sea: An Anthology 1973-1985 (2001)

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Camel - Lunar Sea: An Anthology 1973-1985 (2001)

Camel - Lunar Sea: An Anthology 1973-1985 (2001)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 995 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 403 Mb
Full Scans | 01:15:33 + 01:18:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Decca #8829952

This double-CD set more or less supplants – though in some ways it also enhances – the 1993 compilation Echoes: The Retrospective. With a slightly longer running time and a fair difference in song content; though the same number of tracks, the overlap between the two is surprisingly limited. Gone are "Unevensong," "Breathless," "Skylines," the studio versions of "Lunar Sea" and "West Berlin," and "City Life," among other tracks – in their place as "Stationary Traveler," "Long Goodbyes," "Slow Yourself Down," "Nimrodel," "The Great Marsh," and "Spirit of the Water," plus live renditions of "Lunar Sea" and "West Berlin." The sound here is also improved somewhat, although Echoes was very good in that department as well, and, to be fair, there's a limited amount that one can do with the earliest recordings in terms of raising the fidelity. The annotation is extremely thorough, and the overall quality of the package makes a worthy addition to any Camel collection, as well as a good introduction to the band for the uninitiated.

Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood (1977) {2017, 3CD+2DVD Box Set, The Country Set 40th Anniversary Edition}

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Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood (1977) {2017, 3CD+2DVD Box Set, The Country Set 40th Anniversary Edition}

Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood (1977) {2017, 3CD+2DVD Box Set, The Country Set 40th Anniversary Edition}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,11 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 468 Mb | 03:08:53
DVD1: ISO | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 720x480 (16:9), 29.970 fps, ~ 5606 kbps
Audio: Dolby-AC3 5.1; DTS 96/24 5.1; 96/24 LPCM 2.0; DTS 96/24 4.0; Dolby-AC3 4.0
DVD2: ISO | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 720x480 (16:9), 29.970 fps, ~ 5351 Kbps
Audio: Dolby-AC3 5.1; DTS 5.1; LPCM 2.0 | ~ 7,71 + 7,68 Gb
Full Scans ~ 533 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Folk Rock | Chrysalis Records / Parlophone Records #0190295847876

This celebration of Jethro Tull’s tenth album follows a similar pattern to previous reissues, with the first disc containing a Steven Wilson remix followed by some ‘associated recordings’ including the previously unreleased Old Aces Die Hard and Working John, Working Joe. CDs two and three offer 22 track live tracks, recorded on the Songs From The Wood Tour across two American dates, (Boston on 6 December 1977 and Maryland on 21 November 1977). These unheard tracks have been remixed to stereo by Jakko Jakszyk and are completely unheard. There are two DVDs in this set. The first contains a 5.1 surround sound mix (DTS and Dolby 5.1) and 96/24 LPCM stereo versions of the both the original and Steven Wilson remixed version of Songs From The Wood. This DVD also features selected associated tracks, as well as various quad mixes and flat transfers. The other DVD contains video footage from that Maryland gig of 21 November 1977. The audio has been mixed to stereo and 5.1.

Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor (1969) [Reissue 1997]

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Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor (1969) [Reissue 1997]

Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor (1969) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 199 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 74 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (835 242-2)

With a live version of "Crossroads" going Top 30 for Cream, Songs for a Tailor was released in 1969, showing many more sides of Jack Bruce. George Harrison (again using his L'Angelo Misterioso moniker) appears on the first track, "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune," though his guitar is not as prominent as the performance on "Badge." The song is bass heavy with Colosseum members Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman providing a different flavor to what Bruce fans had become accustomed to. Hiseman drums on eight of the ten compositions, including "Theme From an Imaginary Western," the second track, and Jack Bruce's greatest hit that never charted. With "just" Chris Spedding on guitar and Jon Hiseman on drums, Bruce paints a masterpiece performing the bass, piano, organ, and vocals. The song is so significant it was covered by Mountain, Colosseum, and a Colosseum spin-off, Greenslade…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - The World Became The World (1974) [Japanese Edition 2014] (Repost)

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - The World Became The World (1974) [Japanese Edition 2014] (Repost)

Premiata Forneria Marconi - The World Became The World (1974) [Japanese Edition 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 355 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 346 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-78005)

PFM were never a group prone to stand still, or repeat themselves from one project to another. Their second international album release, The World Became the World, was a case in point - rather than continuing in the same precise direction as its predecessor, Photos of Ghosts (1973), it presented a serious challenge to their existing fans even as it pushed the envelope of their sound. There are still places where the band's lyrical side, strongly in evidence throughout Photos of Ghosts, comes through, especially on the softer tunes such as "Just Look Away." But the real emphasis of the group's work, as demonstrated on the opener, "The Mountain," the main body of the title track, and the basic content of the crowd-pleaser "Four Holes in the Ground," lies in a much harder, more aggressive brand of progressive rock and a bolder approach to playing…

IQ - Dark Matter (2004) {2021, Japanese Reissue}

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IQ - Dark Matter (2004) {2021, Japanese Reissue}

IQ - Dark Matter (2004) {2021, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 386 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Covers Included | 00:52:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213487

Even IQ's most dedicated fans don't expect the group to top its third-period crowning achievement, Subterranea, but does Dark Matter ever get close! This album makes The Seventh House (IQ's previous album, released three years earlier) appear very, very average. The melodies are catchier and more moving, the writing stronger, the arrangements more varied. The album's strength mostly resides in the 24-minute closing epic, "Harvest of Souls," surely IQ's best epic song, arguably their best song, period. After the oblique meanders of the cluttered "The Narrow Margin" (from Subterranea, that album's weaker point), "Harvest of Souls" offers a much clearer structure, a generous number of memorable themes, and a dark political subtext referring to American politics post-9/11.

Camel - Nude (1981) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

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Camel - Nude (1981) {1991, Japanese Reissue}

Camel - Nude (1981) {1991, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 254 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 113 Mb
Covers Included | 00:44:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Deram / London Records / Polydor K.K. #POCD-1829

A new, larger version of Camel debuted on Nude, a concept album about a Japanese soldier stranded on a deserted island during World War II and staying there, oblivious to the outside world, for 29 years. More ambitious than the preceding I Can See Your House from Here, Nude is in many ways just as impressive. Although it's a less accessible effort, it has a number of quite intriguing passages, particularly since it boasts heavier improvisation, orchestration, and even some worldbeat influences. It's not as spacy as Camel's earlier progressive rock records, yet it is quite atmospheric, creating its own entrancing world.

IQ - The Wake (1985) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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IQ - The Wake (1985) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

IQ - The Wake (1985) {2021, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 527 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Covers Included | 01:12:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE 213486

When considering the "strict" period of neo-prog (i.e., the 1980s), The Wake is definitely a classic. Together with Marillion's first LPs, it helped define what neo-progressive was and generated dozens of sound-alike albums by as many bands in the U.K. and worldwide. While IQ would top The Wake with the 1997 two-CD set Subterranea (stronger compositions, stronger musicianship), the former remains the band's true classic, a must-have for anyone remotely interested in progressive rock from the 1980s. The third album by the band, it took a more pop approach than Tales From the Lush Attic; there was no 20-minute epic track and songs were rather simple in terms of structure.

Cartoon - Bigorna: The Real History of King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table (2002)

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Cartoon - Bigorna: The Real History of King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table (2002)

Cartoon - Bigorna: The Real History of King Arthur & The Knights of The Round Table (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 415 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 173 MB | Covers - 9 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sonopress-Rimo Da Amazonia (CRICART0402)

Cartoon is a Brazilian quartet whose style resembles that of Os Mutantes - an experimental psychedelic band at the center of Brazil's rock-tinged 'tropicalia' movement in the late 60's. Cartoon's sound is a combination of rock, classical and Brazilian music that features exotic instruments alongside the traditional rock staple of bass, guitar, keyboards and drums. With their humour and impromptu musical happenings, their live shows are reputed to be real attention getters - befitting the band's name. Their second album, "Bigorna" (subtitled 'The Real History of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table') is a concept album, a spoof on the legend of King Arthur - nothing remotely similar to Rick Wakeman's solemn "Myths and Legends". Very irreverently, the band plays fast and furious, showing flashes of Zappa, Alex Harvey, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Splitz Enz all mixed together…

David Cross - Crossing The Tracks (2018)

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David Cross - Crossing The Tracks (2018)

David Cross - Crossing The Tracks (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Covers included | 00:53:36 | 343 Mb
Progressive Rock | Label: Purple Pyramid Records, Cleopatra Records

Renowned electric violinist from King Crimson, David Cross, presents this new collection of studio recordings featuring a diverse array of styles and moods! Includes both instrumental tracks as well as vocal performances by guest singers Sonja Kraushofer of L'Ame Immortelle, Anne-Marie Hurst of Skeletal Family, acclaimed Israeli singer Ofra Haza, Christian Death vocalist Eva O and more!

The Move - Shazam (1970) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}

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The Move - Shazam (1970) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}

The Move - Shazam (1970) {1998/2001, 20-bit K2 Super Coding Remaster, Japan}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 472 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 182 Mb
Covers Included | 01:13:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Freakbeat / Hard Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Progressive Rock
Cube Records / Victor Entertainment #VICP-61314

Shazam is the second studio album by English rock band the Move, released in February 1970 by Regal Zonophone. The LP marked a bridge between the band's quirky late '60s pop singles and the progressive, long-form style of Roy Wood's next project, the Electric Light Orchestra. It was the last Move album to feature the group's original lead vocalist, Carl Wayne. The Move, from Birmingham, England, are a British rock band of the late 1960s and the early 1970s. They scored nine Top 20 UK singles in five years, but were among the most popular British bands not to find any real success in the United States. Although bassist-vocalist Chris "Ace" Kefford was the original leader, for most of their career the Move was led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Roy Wood.

Jade Warrior - Floating World (1974) [Reissue 2010] (Repost)

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Jade Warrior - Floating World (1974) [Reissue 2010] (Repost)

Jade Warrior - Floating World (1974) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 145 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2210)

Once a symbol of the Vertigo label's adventurism, Jade Warrior's lack of sales led to their dismissal in 1972, which inevitably resulted in the band's disintegration. However, the Warrior's multi-instrumentalists, Jon Field and Tony Duhig, soldiered on at the urging of Steve Winwood, whose enthusiastic support of the diminished Warrior secured the duo a deal with his label, Island. Floating World was the new-look Jade's debut, a concept album themed around the Japanese philosophy of Ukiyo, with the songs revolving around two interrelated series of compositions. It's a complex set, and helpfully this reissue's excellent sleeve notes assist in making sense of it. The compositions may be interlaced, but the album itself is as diverse as any previous Jade offering…

Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) [Audio Fidelity 2014] (Repost)

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Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) [Audio Fidelity 2014] (Repost)

Jon Anderson - Olias Of Sunhillow (1976) [Audio Fidelity 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 104 MB | Covers - 215 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ 156)

Inspired by the artwork of Roger Dean and the writings of Ver Stanley Alder, Jon Anderson developed an entire story around the idea of an interstellar exodus from Sunhillow, writing this album around the narrative (named for the spaceship's architect, Olias). The idea may seem overly ambitious, but Anderson fills the record with enough magical moments to delight fans of Yes' mystic side. The music is written and performed almost entirely by Anderson, who dubs vocals, plays guitar and harp, and adds percussion and the occasional synthesizer to flesh out his ideas so that at no point does the music lose its spellbinding effect for lack of sonic detail. Olias of Sunhillow is faithful to the spirit of Yes, though decidedly more airy than that band's visceral style - its closest comparison would be Fragile's "We Have Heaven" or Going for the One's "Wonderous Stories"…