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THE FIFTY-FIVE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2015-PART 1.

THE FIFTY-FIVE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2015-PART 1.. The next stop in my look back at 2015, is the compilations released during the last twelve months. Again, I started with a long-list, and over the course of a few weeks, gradually, narrowed it down to fifty-five albums. That took some doing. After all, 2015 was a …

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THE BEST 50 REISSUES OF 2015-PART FIVE.

THE BEST 50 REISSUES OF 2015-PART FIVE. RICK WAKEMAN-THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR AND THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, Following the success of Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman was getting ready to begin work on his fourth album. Then disaster struck. Rick had the first of three minor …

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THE 33 BEST BOX SETS OF 2105-PART TWO.

THE 33 BEST BOX SETS OF 2105-PART TWO. HAWKWIND-THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING…YOUR CAPTAIN IS DEAD. Since 1969, the various lineups of Hawkwind have released twenty-seven studio albums, ten live albums and fifteen compilations. That’s not forgetting the recently released eleven disc box set, This Is Your Captain Speaking…Your Captain Is Dead. It was recently …

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THE 33 BEST BOX SETS OF 2105-PART THREE.

THE 33 BEST BOX SETS OF 2105-PART THREE. MILES DAVIS-BITCHES BREW 40TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTORS EDITION. Miles Davis’ recording career began in 1951, when he released his debut album The New Sounds. Soon, Miles Davis was establishing a reputation as a prolific, and innovative musician. He released a further forty-three albums between 1951 and 1969. This …

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BOB DYLAN-THE BEST OF THE CUTTING EDGE 1965-1966: THE BOOTLEG SERIES.

BOB DYLAN-THE BEST OF THE CUTTING EDGE 1965-1966: THE BOOTLEG SERIES. Most artists never come close to releasing a classic album. Those that do, become part of musical history. For some though, releasing a classic album is often a burden.  They spend the rest of their life trying to reach the same heights. Constantly, they …

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THE ALAN PARSON’S PROJECT-THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

THE ALAN PARSON’S PROJECT-THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD 35TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. Alan Parsons was just eighteen when he started work at Abbey Road Studios, in October 1967. Less that two years later, Alan Parsons received his first credit when he engineered The Beatles’ Abbey Road. It was released in September 1969, and was the …

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THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE BOX SET.

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE BOX SET. The word legend is one of the overused in music. It should be reserved for the creme de la creme of music. That would definitely include Jimi Hendrix, who achieved more in twenty-seven short years than many musical journey achieve in seventy years. Jimi Hendrix was an otherworldly musician. …

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JEFF BUCKLEY-GRACE-VINYL EDITION.

JEFF BUCKLEY-GRACE-VINYL EDITION. Twenty-one years ago, Jeff Buckley released the one and only album of his career, Grace. Jeff was the son of  Tim Buckley, one of the most talented singer-songwriters of his generation. Tim could’ve and should’ve enjoyed widespread commercial success and critical acclaim. Sadly, that wasn’t to be. Having released nine albums between 1966 and …

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DAVID GILMOUR-RATTLE THAT LOCK.

DAVID GILMOUR-RATTLE THAT LOCK. After a career than spanned forty-seven years, Pink Floyd released their final album, The Endless River. It was the end of an era. Pink Floyd had been a musical institution. For six decades, Pink Floyd had provided the soundtrack to the lives of several generations. However, realistically, The Endless River had …

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MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 4.

MILES DAVIS AT NEWPORT 1955-1975-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 4. It was in 1954, that Elaine Lorillard and her husband Louis founded the Newport Jazz Festival. Elaine’s love affair with jazz began in 1943.  She was twenty-nine, single and was living in New York when she first heard jazz music. This was very different to her …

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THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE-FREEDOM: ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL.

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE-FREEDOM: ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL. On the 4th of July 1970, Jimi Hendrix journeyed 100 miles south of Atlanta. His destination was the second Atlanta International Pop Festival. It was being billed as the second Woodstock, and The Jimi Hendrix Experience were about play a starring role. When The Jimi Hendrix Experience arrived …

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ROGER WATERS-AMUSED TO DEATH.

ROGER WATERS-AMUSED TO DEATH. Following the departure of Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd, bassist Roger Waters became the group’s creative force. This was the case from Pink Floyd’s third album, Ummagumma, which was released in 1969, right through to 1983s The Final Cut. After  the release of The Final Cut, Roger Waters left Pink Floyd. …

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MILES DAVIS-BITCHES BREW-VINYL EDITION.

MILES DAVIS-BITCHES BREW-VINYL EDITION. Miles Davis’ recording career began in 1951, when he released his debut album The New Sounds. Soon, Miles Davis was establishing a reputation as a prolific, and innovative musician. He released further forty-three albums between 1951 and 1969. This included classics like 1957s Round About Midnight and 1959s Kind Of Blue. …

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JIMI HENDRIX-ARE YOU EXPERIENCED, AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE AND ELECTRIC LADYLAND-VINYL EDITIONS.

JIMI HENDRIX-ARE YOU EXPERIENCED, AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE AND ELECTRIC LADYLAND-VINYL EDITIONS. Jimi Hendrix’s career was tragically short. He only released three albums during his lifetime. These albums were recorded with The Jimi Hendrix Experience.  Their debut album was Are You Experienced, which was released on May 12th 1967. It was released to widespread critical and commercial …

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SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE-LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST-OCTOBER 4TH AND 5TH 1968.

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE-LIVE AT THE FILLMORE EAST-OCTOBER 4TH AND 5TH 1968. As promoters go, Bill Graham was one of the best. He seemed to have the uncanny knack of spotting bands on their way up. Often he managed to book bands just before they made it big. This meant when a band were …

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CTI RECORDS: THE COOL REVOLUTION.

CTI RECORDS: THE COOL REVOLUTION.  In 1967, producer and A&R manager Creed Taylor, decided to form his own record label Creed Taylor Incorporated. Originally, CTi Records was an imprint of Herb Albert and Jerry Moss’ A&M Records. That was the case for the next three years. Then in 1970, Creed Taylor decided to go his own …

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EMERSON. LAKE AND PALMER-TRILOGY (DELUXE EDITION).

EMERSON. LAKE AND PALMER-TRILOGY (DELUXE EDITION). By the time Emerson, Lake and Palmer set about recording their third studio album Trilogy, it seemed everything they touched turned gold. Their first two studio albums had been certified gold in America. So had their live albums Pictures At An Exhibition and Welcome Back My Friends to the …

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MILES AT THE FILMORE-MILES DAVIS 1970: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 3.

MILES AT THE FILMORE-MILES DAVIS 1970: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 3. Throughout his career, Miles Davis was a musical innovator and chameleon. He constantly sought to reinvent himself and his music. This had been the case throughout his career. Miles wasn’t the type of musician who could stand still. No. So, in 1968, Miles changed …

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ELVIS PRESLEY-ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE ON MEMPHIS.

ELVIS PRESLEY-ELVIS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE ON MEMPHIS. There aren’t many albums that twenty-five years after their release, they’re certified gold. That was the case with Elvis Recorded Live On Stage On Memphis. Recorded on March 20th 1974, Elvis Recorded Live On Stage On Memphis was released in July 1974. The album stalled at just …

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