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JAMES TAYLOR; Live Pittsburgh, 1976 (CD)

Recorded at the legendary Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, PA in 1976, this FM stero broadcast concert is superbly reproduced here in crysatal clear quality. The 19 tracks admirably display the artist’s sublime song-writing abilities during the early to mid-70s, and the fine selection of self-penned songs is augmented by a solitary cover. Tracks Include: Fire & Rain, […]

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EMILY DICKINSON: The poet who offers composers potentially limitless possibilities

Philip Clark celebrates the American poet who was a kindred spirit of the composers she has inspired As an intellectual loner, a disrupter of poetic convention, an instinctual progressive, a sensual philosopher, an obstinate believer in the validity and vitality of her own work, a transformer of small-town 19th-century America into impassionedly passionate poetic visions […]

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SUPERTRAMP: Crime Of The Century revisited

This 40th anniversary celebration features the remastered original album and brings together the previously unreleased concert from London’s Hammersmith Odeon in March 1975, mixed from the original tapes by Crime’s original producer Ken Scott. It showcases the band at the zenith of their powers, playing of all of Crime and introducing numbers from their forthcoming […]

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THE BAND; Carter Barron Amphitheater, Washington DC, July 17th 1976 (Vinyl 180g 2LP) Track titles included

‘This show runs through nearly every great song the Band ever wrote and recorded since their original inception… remarkably fresh and exciting’ – concertvault.com Classic live show Recorded shortly before The Last Waltz Superb audio fidelity Background notes included First time on Vinyl 2x 180g Vinyl w/ insert in sleeve After more than 15 years […]

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN; The Roxy Theater, West Hollywood July 7, 1978 (3CD)

Recorded for broadcast on KMET-FM, and regarded as one of Springsteen’s best ever performances, this outstanding show captures the Boss at the height of his powers, near the outset of his legendary Darkness Tour. The remarkable set list includes live premieres of his classics Point Blank, Raise Your Hand and Independence Day (performed solo on […]

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IRON BUTTERFLY: Live At The Galaxy LA July 1967 (CD)

We are told ….. ‘Captures psychedelic wrecking crew Iron Butterfly in a particularly sharp club performance from early in their career… Spirited jamming that all but wrote the acid rock rulebook’ – www.allmusic.com Recorded live at the Galaxy club in Sunset Boulevard in July 1967, this captures Iron Butterfly’s early five-piece, two-guitar line-up on fiery […]

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WAGNER: The completion of the Solti/Wagner Decca Ring cycle in the late ‘60s was something of a Watershed.

Reassuringly Expensive. The Solti Decca Wagner Ring cycle in the big wooden presentation box (Ring 1-22) was like that. In the mid ‘70s it retailed for about £49 – at a time when I earned around £30 a week before tax. There it was, this magnificent edifice – ‘The Greatest Achievement in the History of […]

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ATTRIBUTIONS

Paul McGowan / PS Audio Knowing what attributes are important and why can be valuable. For example, if we understand that AC voltage regulation is beneficial to performance, it behooves us to know why. Otherwise, we might take that info at face value and implement the wrong system. Case in point, there was a period […]

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STEPHEN STILLS: Las Vegas 21st July 1995 (CD)

Fascinating insight into a Stills live performance in the mid 90’s.  Stunning versions of classics “Love The One You’re With”, “Long Time Gone”, “For What It’s Worth” and an explosive eight minute “Dark Star”. Joined by Joe Vitale on drams, Gerald Johnson on bass and Mike Finnegan on keyboards. Broadcast by WHCN-FM from The Joint […]

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DAVE DAVIES: I Will Be Me (CD)

We are told: MetaMedia is proud to announce a brand new CD by Dave Davies! Featuring all new and original material! The man who forever changed the sound of rock n roll when he invented distortion presents this brand new solo album of all original material! Featuring guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning […]

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FOLLOW ME DOWN; Vanguard’s Lost Psychedelic Era 1966-1970 (CD)

Follow Me Down: Vanguard’s Lost Psychedelic Era 1966-1970, co-produced by Vanguard staffer Stephen Brower and Birdman Records founder David Katznelson, is an 18 track compilation that encompasses hand-selected tracks from Vanguard’s best lost records and 45s. Many of the bands featured here only released one record, or a smattering of singles, before drifting into obscurity, […]

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ASK ALEX. ALBOROSIE:

Contemporary music editor Alex M writes … He’s a Italian / Jamaican reggae artist with a unique flow and style. In 2001 Alborosie moved to Jamaica to be closer to his Jamaican roots . His first album was called Soul Pirate . His name was given to him by locals in Jamaica , Borosie which […]

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NEIL YOUNG: Piece of Crap: Live at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, October 1st 1994 (CD)

We are told: Recorded live in California on 1st October, 1994, this is classic grunge-era Neil and Crazy Horse. Recorded less than two months after the release of his great late era album, Sleeps With Angels, this live broadcast focuses on some of the finer tracks from that album, including an epic 18 minute version […]

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Channa Vithana / Synth-Aesthesia

Synthesiser Music (SM) has been one constant that I am always fond of keeping. For a long while I didn’t really understand why certain musical pieces made with or containing SM affected me so, until recently when I had a conversation with an established artist and friend concerning synaesthesia (see footnote #1) Synaesthesia is an […]

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THE ANIMALS: Live In The Sixties (2CD)

We are told ….. 2CD’s Packed Into A 6 Panel Digipack, UV Gloss, with a 12 Page Booklet Compilation of legendary live performances from 1966 and 1967 Includes radio and TV broadcasts Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality Background liners In late 1966, Eric Burdon put together a new line-up of the Animals, and […]

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