miercuri, 15 august 2018

Eric Clapton - Just One Night (Full album 1980)

“Just One Night” is a 1980 double album by Eric Clapton, recorded live at the Budokan Theatre, Tokyo, Japan, December 1979 when Clapton was touring to support “Backless”, his latest record at that time. The sleeve contains a Japanese painting by Ken Konno. The album reached No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 3 in the UK, and was certified gold by RIAA.

“Just One Night” este un dublu album din 1980 al lui Eric Clapton, inregistrat live la Budokan Theatre din Tokyo, Japonia, in decembrie 1979 cand Clapton a avut turneul de promovare pentru “Backless”, ultima sa inregistrare la acel moment. Mansonul albumului contine o picture de Ken Konno. Albumul a atins locul 2 in Statele Unite si 3 in Marea Britanie si a fost certificate ca album de aur de catre RIAA.

List of tracks
Side 1
"Tulsa Time" (Danny Flowers) – 4:00
"Early in the Morning" (Traditional) – 7:11
"Lay Down Sally" (Clapton, Marcy Levy, George Terry) – 5:35
"Wonderful Tonight" (Clapton) – 4:42
Side 2
"If I Don't Be There by Morning" (Bob Dylan, Helena Springs) – 4:26
"Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather) – 8:28
"All Our Past Times" (Clapton, Rick Danko) – 5:00
"After Midnight" (J.J. Cale) – 5:38
Side 3
"Double Trouble" (Otis Rush) – 8:17
"Setting Me Up" (Mark Knopfler) – 4:35
"Blues Power" (Clapton, Leon Russell) – 7:23
Side 4
"Rambling On My Mind" (Robert Johnson/Traditional) – 8:48
"Cocaine" (J.J. Cale) – 7:39
"Further on Up the Road" (Joe Veasey, Don Robey) – 7:17

Eric Clapton – electric guitar, lead and backing vocals
Albert Lee – electric guitar, backing and lead vocals, organ (6)
Chris Stainton – keyboards
Dave Markee – bass guitar
Henry Spinetti – drums

luni, 13 august 2018

Genesis - Foxtrot (Full album 1972, remastered)

“Foxtrot” is the fourth studio album by the English progressive rock band Genesis, released in October 1972 on Charisma Records. It was their first album to chart in the UK, reaching  No.  12, and featured the 23-minute track "Supper's Ready".
The album was recorded following the tour in support of their previous album, Nursery Cryme (1971), which saw them gain popularity, including a well-received slot at the Lincoln Great Western Festival. The album was written over the summer of 1972, and combined songs that had already been performed live with new material worked out in jam sessions. Recording began in August with John Anthony, but sessions were prone to tension and disagreements. After a short Italian tour, sessions resumed with Dave Hitchcock taking over production duties. The cover was the final Genesis work to be designed by Paul Whitehead, featuring a fox wearing a red dress. Frontman Peter Gabriel wore the dress and a fox's head on stage for the following tour, which gathered press attention and greatly improved the group's profile.
“Foxtrot” was the first Genesis album to chart in the UK, and received largely positive reviews. A non-album single, "Happy The Man" was released at the same time. The album has continued to attract critical praise, and was reissued with a new stereo and 5.1 surround sound mix as part of their 2008 Genesis 1970–1975 box set.

“Foxtrot” este al patrulea album de studio al trupei engleze de rock progresiv Genesis, lansat in octombrie 1972 la Charisma Records. A fost primul lor album care a ajuns in chart-ul britanic, atingand locul 12 si recomandand piesa de 23 de minute lungime, “Supper’s Ready”.
Albumul a fost inregistrat dupa turneul promotional al albumului anterior, “Nursery Crime (1971)”, care le-a crescut popularitatea, inclusiv bine primita deschidere la Lincoln Great Western Festival. Albumul a fost scris in cursul verii 1972 si a combinat cantecele care fusesera deja cantate cu noul material in sesiunile de improvizatii. Inregistrarea a inceput in august cu John Anthony, dar sesiunile au fost predispuse la tensiuni si neintelegeri. Dupa un scurt turneu Italian, sesiunile au fost reluate cu Dave Hitchcock, care a preluat indatoririle de productie. Coperta a fost ultima de realizat dupa design-ul lui Paul Whitehead, reprezentand o vulpe care poarta o rochie rosie. Solistul vocal Peter Gabriel a purtat rochia si un cap de vulpe pe scena in turneul urmator, ceea ce a captat atentia presei, ducand astfel la o crestere de popularitate a grupului.
“Foxtrot” a fost primul album al grupului intrat in chart in Marea Britanie si care a primit comentarii pozitive. Un single care nu e de pe album, “Happy The Man” a fost lansat in acelasi timp. Albumul a continuat sa atraga lauda criticii si a fost relansat cu un nou sunet stereo surround 5.1 ca parte a box-set-ului lor din 2008 “Genesis 1970-1975”.

List of tracks
1.       "Watcher of the Skies"    7:21
2.       "Time Table"          4:47
3.       "Get 'Em Out by Friday"  8:35
4.       "Can-Utility and the Coastliners"         5:45
1.       "Horizons"   1:39
2.       "Supper's Ready"
a. "Lover's Leap"
b. "The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man"
c. "Ikhnaton and Itsacon and Their Band of Merry Men"
d. "How Dare I Be So Beautiful?"
e. "Willow Farm"
f. "Apocalypse in 9/8 (Co-Starring the Delicious Talents of Gabble Ratchet)"
g. "As Sure as Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)" 22:57

Tony Banks – Hammond organ, Mellotron, electric and acoustic pianos, 12-string guitar, backing vocals
Steve Hackett – electric guitar, nylon guitar, 12-string guitar
Phil Collins – drums, backing vocals, assorted percussion
Peter Gabriel – lead vocals, flute, bass drum, tambourine, oboe
Michael Rutherford – bass guitar, bass pedals, cello, 12-string guitar, backing vocals

David Hitchcock – production
John Burns – engineer
Richard Macphail – technician, stage sound (sound friend)
Paul Whitehead – sleeve design
Armando Gallo – photography
Barry Wentzell – photography
Geoff Terrill – photography
Martin Nunn – photography

Easy Rider - soundtrack 1969

“Easy Rider” is the soundtrack to the cult classic 1969 film Easy Rider. The songs that make up the soundtrack were carefully selected to form a "musical commentary" within the film. The album of the soundtrack was released by ABC-Dunhill Records in August 1969 (catalog no. DSX 50063). It peaked at #6 on the Billboard album charts in September of that year and was certified gold in January 1970.
The songs on the soundtrack album are sequenced in the same order as they appear in the film, with the following differences:
"The Weight", as originally recorded by The Band for their 1968 debut album Music From Big Pink, was used in the film but could not be licensed for the soundtrack. To deal with this, ABC-Dunhill commissioned Smith, who recorded for the label at the time, to record a cover version of the song for the soundtrack album.
Two songs used in the film, Little Eva's "Let's Turkey Trot" and The Electric Flag's "Flash, Bam, Pow", were omitted from the soundtrack album.
Distribution of the album transferred from the ABC-Dunhill label to Warner Bros. Records' Reprise Records subsidiary (catalog no. MS 2026) in 1970, and Reprise published the album through much of the 1970s.  The album is currently published by the Universal Music Group, of which ABC-Dunhill is a legacy imprint.

“Easy Rider” este coloana Sonora a filmului classic de cultura din 1969, Easy Rider. Cantecele care alcatuiesc coloana Sonora au fost alese cu grija ca sa formeze un “comentariu muzical” in interiorul filmului. Albumul coloanei sonore a fost lansatde ABC-Dunhill Records in august 1969 (catalog nr. DSX 50063). A  atins locul 6 in Billboard album charts in septembrie al aceluiasi an si a fost certificate album de aur in ianuarie 1970.
Cantecele pe album sunt in aceeasi ordine in care apar in film, cu urmatoarele diferente:
“The Weight”, inregistrat original de catre The Band pentru albumul lor de debut din 1968 “Music From Big Pink”, a fost folosit in film, dar nu a putut fi licentiate la coloana Sonora. Pentru a rezolva aceasta, Dunhill Records l-a comisionat pe Smith, care a inregistrat pentru marca aceelui timp o versiune cover a cantecului pentru albumul coloanei sonore.
Doua cantece folosite in film, cel de la Little Eva “Let’s Turkey Trot” si cel de la The Electric Flag “Flash, Bam, Pow”, au fost omise de pe albumul coloanei sonore.
Distributia albumului a fost transferata de la ABC-Dunhill Records la Reprise Records o subsidiara a Warner Bros Records (catalog nr. MS 2026) in 1970 si Reprise a publicat albumul cea mai mare parte a anului 1970. Albumul este acum publicat de catre Universal Music Group care o mosteneste pe ABC-Dunhill.

List of tracks
1."The Pusher" (Hoyt Axton) – 5:49
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)
2."Born to Be Wild" (Mars Bonfire) – 3:37
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf (1968)
3."The Weight" (Jaime Robbie Robertson) – 4:29
Smith (1969)
4."Wasn't Born to Follow" (Carole King/Gerry Goffin) – 2:03
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
5."If You Want to Be a Bird (Bird Song)" (Antonia Duren) – 2:35
The Holy Modal Rounders - The Moray Eels Eat The Holy Modal Rounders (1969)
6."Don't Bogart Me" (Elliot Ingber/Larry Wagner) – 3:05
Fraternity of Man - Fraternity of Man (1968)
7."If 6 Was 9" (Jimi Hendrix) – 5:35
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love (1967)
8."Kyrie Eleison/Mardi Gras (When the Saints)" (Traditional, arranged by David Axelrod) – 4:00
The Electric Prunes - Mass in F Minor (1968)
9."It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" (Bob Dylan) – 3:39
Roger McGuinn (1969)
10."Ballad of Easy Rider" (Roger McGuinn/Bob Dylan) – 2:14
Roger McGuinn (1969)

duminică, 12 august 2018

Rush - Rush (Full album)

“Rush” is the debut studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released on March 1, 1974 by the band's own label Moon Records in Canada and by Mercury Records in the United States and internationally. Their first release shows much of the hard rock sound typical of many of the popular rock bands emerging earlier in the decade. Rush were fans of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Cream, and these influences can be heard in most of the songs on the album.
Original drummer John Rutsey performed all drum parts on the album, but was unable to go on extended tours because of complications with his diabetes and so he retired from the band after the album was released. Rutsey contributed to the album's lyrics, but never submitted the work to the other members of the band. The lyrics were instead entirely composed by Lee and Lifeson. Rutsey was soon replaced by Neil Peart, who remained the band's drummer as well as their primary lyricist.

“Rush” este albumul de studio de debut al trupei canadiene de rock Rush, lansat pe 1 martie 1974 de propria marca a trupei, Moon Records, in Canada si de catre Mercury Records in Statele Unite si in restul lumii. Prima lor lansare arata mult din sunetul tipic de hard rock al multor trupe de rock de la inceputul anilor ’70. Rush au fost fani Led Zeppelin si Cream si aceste influente pot fi auzite in cele mai multe cantece de pe album.
Bateristul initial, John Rutsey a efectuat toate partile de baterie de pe album, dar nu a putut merge in turnee datorita complicatiilor sale diabetice si s-a retras din trupa dupa lansarea albumului. Rutsey a contribuit la versurile din album, dar nu a aratat niciodata munca sa colegilor de trupa. Versurile in schimb au fost scrise integral de Lee si Lifeson. Rutsey a fost inlocuit curand de catre Neil Part, care a ramas bateristul trupei si principalul textier.

List of tracks
1.       "Finding My Way"            5:03
2.       "Need Some Love"          2:16
3.       "Take a Friend"                4:27
4.       "Here Again"                    7:30
5.       "What You're Doing"       4:19
6.       "In the Mood" (Lee)         3:36
7.       "Before and After"           5:33
8.       "Working Man"                7:07

Geddy Lee – lead vocals, bass
Alex Lifeson – guitars, backing vocals
John Rutsey – drums, percussion, backing vocals

vineri, 10 august 2018

Free - Fire and Water (Full album 1970)

“Fire and Water” is the third studio album released by the English rock group Free. It became the band's breakthrough, achieving widespread commercial success after the band's first two studio albums had faced a more muted response. With the "tremendous" acclaim of Fire And Water at their backs, in the words of Allmusic, Free headlined the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival and "appeared destined for superstardom".
Specifically, “Fire And Water” reached #2 on the U.K. album chart, being listed on it for a total of eighteen weeks. In contrast, neither of the band's prior two studio albums had charted at all. “Fire And Water” additionally reached #17 on the equivalent U.S. chart.
The album spawned the popular single "All Right Now", praised by publications such as Allmusic as a hard rock "smash powered by Paul Rodgers' gritty, visceral vocals". The song became a Top 5 rock hit in not just the group's native United Kingdom, but it additionally did well in multiple European countries such as Austria, France, and Germany.

“Fire and Water” este al treilea album de studio lansat de grupul rock englez Free. A devenit “lovitura” trupei, avand un larg succes comercial, dupa ce primele doua albume ale trupei au avut raspunsuri mai retinute de la public. “Cu extraordinarele aclamatii” de la “Fire and Water” in spatele lor, in cuvintele celor de la Allmusic, Free au fost cap de afis la Festivalul de la Isle of Wight din 1970 si au aparut ca fiind destinati pentru superstardom.
Specific, “Fire and Water” a atins locul 2 in Album Chart din Marea Britanie, fiind listat in total 18 saptamani. In contrast nici unul din primele doua albume nu a fost listat in Chart. Aditional a obtinut locul 17 pe chart-ul similar din Statele Unite.
Albumul a dat nastere popularului single “All Right Now”, laudat de publicatiile ca Allmusic, ca fiind un hard rock intarit de vocea ragusita si viscerala a lui Paul Rodgers. Cantecul a devenit un rock hit de Top 5 nu doar in Marea Britanie, dar si in alte tari europene ca Austria, Franta si Germania.

List of tracks

Side one
"Fire and Water" – 4:02 (UK album) 3:41 (US album)
"Oh I Wept" (Rodgers, Kossoff) – 4:26
"Remember" – 4:20 (A reworking of an unused song "Woman by the Sea" from the Tons of Sobs recording sessions in 1968)
"Heavy Load" – 5:19

Side two
"Mr. Big" (Fraser, Rodgers, Kirke, Kossoff) – 5:55 (Performed by Free on a televised session that can be seen on the Let It Rock – Vol. 2 DVD, released in the UK in 2003.)
"Don't Say You Love Me" – 6:01
"All Right Now" – 5:32 (The version on the album is longer than the single release: the second verse is repeated and the guitar solo is longer.)

Paul Rodgers – vocals
Paul Kossoff – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
Andy Fraser – bass guitar, piano
Simon Kirke – drums, percussion

joi, 9 august 2018

Coverdale & Page - Full album 1993

“Coverdale•Page” is an album by Whitesnake lead vocalist David Coverdale and former Led Zeppelin and London session guitarist Jimmy Page (as Coverdale•Page), released by Geffen Records on 15 March 1993. The album was recorded at Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, Criteria Studios in Miami, Granny's House in Reno, Nevada and Abbey Road Studios, London. Recording commenced in the fall of 1991 and concluded in early 1992. It was produced by Jimmy Page, David Coverdale and Canadian record producer, Mike Fraser.
According to David Coverdale, the traffic sign shown on the cover of the album signified "two roads joining to one road. Try to express unification or joining together."
The album reached No. 4 in the UK and No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, while the first single released, "Pride and Joy", although barely making a dent on the pop charts, reached the No. 1 spot on the Album Rock Tracks chart for six weeks.

“Coverdale-Page”este un album al vocalistului David Coverdale de la Whitesnake si fostul chitarist de la Led Zeppelin si London session Jimmy Page, lansat de Geffen Records pe 15 martie 1993. Albumul a fost inregistrat la Little Mountain Sound Studios in Vancouver, Criteria Studios in Miami, Granny’s House in Reno, Nevada si Abbey Road Stusios, Londra. Inregistrarea a inceput in toamna lui 1991 si s-a sfarsit in prima parte a lui 1992. A fost produs de Jimmy Page, David Coverdale si producatorul de inregistrari Canadian Mike Fraser.
Conform lui Coverdale, semnul de circulatie de pe coperta albumului semnifica “doua drumuri ce se unesc intr-unul singur. Incearca sa exprime unificarea sau alaturarea.”
Albumul a atins locul 4 in Marea Britanie si 5 in US Billboard 200 Chart, in timp ce primul single lansat, “Pride and Joy”, desi in pops charts de-abia a lasat o urma, a fost pe locul 1 timp de 6 saptamani in Album Rock Tracks.

List of tracks
1.       "Shake My Tree"                               4:54
2.       "Waiting on You"                              5:16
3.       "Take Me For A Little While"           6:17
4.       "Pride and Joy"                                3:32
5.       "Over Now"                                       5:24
6.       "Feeling Hot"                                    4:11
7.       "Easy Does It"                                  5:53
8.       "Take a Look at Yourself"                5:02
9.       "Don't Leave Me This Way"             7:53
10.      "Absolution Blues"                         6:00
11.      "Whisper a Prayer for the Dying    6:54

David Coverdale : Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar on "Pride and Joy" and "Easy Does It"
Jimmy Page : electric guitars, acoustic guitar on "Shake My Tree", "Take Me for a Little While", "Pride and Joy", "Over Now", "Easy Does It", "Don't Leave Me This Way" and "Whisper a Prayer for the Dying", bass on "Take Me for a Little While", harmonica, dulcimer on "Pride and Joy"
Additional musicians
Denny Carmassi : Drums, Percussion
John Harris : Acoustic Harmonica on "Pride and Joy"
John Sambataro : Backing Vocals on "Waiting on You", "Feeling Hot", "Absolution Blues" and "Whisper a Prayer for the Dying"
Jorge Casas : Bass Guitar all songs except on tracks 7 and 10
Lester Mendez : Keyboards on "Take Me for a Little While", "Over Now", "Easy Does It", "Take a Look at Yourself", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Absolution Blues" and "Whisper a Prayer for the Dying", Percussion
Ricky Phillips : Bass Guitar on "Easy Does It" and "Absolution Blues"
Tommy Funderburk : Backing Vocals

miercuri, 8 august 2018

Quarto Quartet - Mahler Piano Quartet


luni, 6 august 2018

Schimbarea la fata a lui Iisus Hristos

Credincioşii ortodocşi sărbătoresc marţi Schimbarea la Faţă a lui Iisus Hristos, socotită zi de hotar pentru vară. Această zi are o semnificaţie aparte, fiindu-i asociate mai multe superstiţii, credinţe şi obiceiuri.
Schimbarea la Faţă a lui Iisus Hristos are ca semnificaţie momentul în care apostolii Mântuitorului, aflaţi pe Muntele Tabor, s-au convins că acesta nu este doar un prooroc al lui Dumnezeu, ci Fiul Său. Pe Muntele Tabor, pe când Iisus se ruga, apostolii, moleşiţi de somn, au tresărit deodată la o privelişte nemaivăzută: chipul Mântuitorului s-a făcut altul, faţa Lui strălucea ca soarele, iar hainele Lui se făcuseră albe că zăpada.   Imediat, însă, au avut parte de un alt lucru neobişnuit: în această lumină, doi bărbaţi stăteau de vorba cu Iisus despre patima şi moartea Sa în Ierusalim. Este vorba despre marii prooroci ai Vechiului Testament, Moise şi Ilie.   Semnificaţia tainică a acestei sărbători este vederea lui Dumnezeu şi transfigurarea omului, posibilitatea lui de a se îndumnezei încă din viaţa aceasta.
6 august, începutul toamnei  
În popor, această sărbătoare este prăznuită pe data de 6 august şi este privită şi ca începutul toamnei. Schimbarea la Faţă mai este numită şi Obrejenia, denumire ce vine din slavonă şi înseamnă transformare, schimbare. Denumirea în limbă greacă a sărbătorii este Metamorphosis (transfigurarea). Sfântul Antim Ivireanul o numeşte sugestiv Dumnezeiasca Înfrumuseţare a lui Hristos.   
Superstiţii legate de această zi  
În satele româneşti încă mai este păstrat viu spiritul acestei sărbători, de care sunt legate o serie întreagă de obiceiuri, tradiţii şi superstiţii.    Se spune că cei care nu ţin această sărbătoare vor fi uscaţi şi gălbejiţi ca florile care de acum încep să se veştejească. Cine spală haine în această zi va fi năpădit de păduchi şi ploşniţe. Fetelor care se spală în această zi nu le mai creşte părul, aşa cum nu mai creşte iarba.   Despre oamenii care nu-şi văd umbra capului la răsăritul soarelui, în dimineaţa zilei, se spune că vor muri până la sfârşitul anului.   În această zi nu este bine să te cerţi cu nimeni şi nici să fii certat de către cineva, că aşa vei fi tot anul. Oamenii care se roagă în această zi să scape de o patimă sigur vor fi vindecaţi. Femeile însărcinate, dacă vor ţine această zi, vor avea o naştere uşoară şi copii sănătoşi.    Biserica a rânduit ca, de sărbătoarea Schimbării la Faţă, să se facă dezlegare la peşte pentru bucuria praznicului, ce are loc în timpul postului Sfintei Marii.
Se sfinţesc grădinile  
 În această perioadă să sfinţesc grădinile, boabele de grâu pentru semănat, recoltele. Credincioşii duc la biserică prinoase din roadele pe care le au pentru a fi binecuvântate de preot şi împărţite celor sărmani. De asemenea, viii nu trebuie să-i uite nici pe cei trecuţi în nefiinţă, ci să facă pomană în amintirea şi pentru sufletul acestora.    Din 6 august, toamna începe să-şi intre în drepturi. De acum înainte, iarbă nu mai creşte, păsările se pregătesc să plece spre ţările calde, insectele se pregătesc să intre în pământ. Frunzele copacilor încep să ruginească. Dacă în Ziua Schimbării la Faţă vremea este însorită şi plăcută, toamnă va fi una roditoare şi îmbelşugată. În schimb, dacă plouă, toamna va fi una mohorâta. În popor se spune că, dacă în postul Adormirii Maicii Domnului plouă mult, iarnă care va veni va fi una plină de ninsori.    Este bine ca, până la această dată, ţăranii să termine de cosit şi de adunat fânul. De acum încolo iarbă şi florile doar îmbătrânesc, diminuând calitatea furajului. Acum se culeg şi ultimele plante de leac. În această zi se poate începe şi gustatul boabelor de struguri. Deşi încă nu sunt coapte şi ţi se sterpezeşte gura de la ele, tradiţia le atribuie un rol vindecător şi se spune că sunt bune de leac pentru cei care au intestinele sensibile. 
Nu mai dormiţi afară!  
 O veche superstiţie spune că nu e bine să te mai scalzi în apele repezi de munte, că apele se răcesc, iar cerbii vin să le spurce şi creşte riscul îmbolnăvirilor. Tot de acum este bine să nu se mai doarmă afară. Praznicul Schimbarea la Faţă a Mântuitorului Iisus Hristos este prin excelenţă sărbătoarea îndumnezeirii firii omeneşti şi a participării trupului trecător la bunătăţile veşnice.   Cei care au sărbătorit Schimbarea la Faţă a Domnului (noaptea dintre 18-19 august) pe Muntele Tabor povestesc că, în timpul Sfintei Liturghii, se coboară asupra mănăstirii ortodoxe, un nor luminos, care nu are caracteristicile unui nor obişnuit. Norul apare o singură data pe an, întotdeauna în acelaşi loc, în direcţia Nazaretului, şi la aceeaşi vreme, până noaptea târziu.

Manastirea de pe munteleTabor

vineri, 3 august 2018

The Sweeet - Funny How Sweet Co Co Can Be (Full album 1971)

“Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be” was The Sweet's debut album, released in November 1971 on RCA Records in the UK. The same year it was released (also by RCA) in West Germany under the title Funny Funny, How Sweet Co-Co Can Be with a different album cover and an extra song.
The song ("Done Me Wrong All Right") was included as an extra track on the 1991 BMG Music CD reissue. It is also the first bonus track on the CD reissue released on January 24, 2005. It reached number 1 in Finland.
"Funny Funny" was a phrase popularised by Kirsten from Downham Market Academy.

“Funny How Sweeet Co-Co Can Be” este albumul de debut al trupei The Sweet, lansat in noiembrie 1971. La RCA Records in Marea Britanie.In acelasi an a fost lansat tot RCA si in Germania de Vest cu titlul “Funny Funny, How Sweet Co-Co Can Be” cu o coperta de album diferita si un extra cantec.
Cantecul (“Done Me Wrong All Right”) a fost inclus sic a extra pies ape CD-ul lansat in 1991 de catre BMG Music. Este de asemenea primul cantec bonus sip e CD-ul lansat in 2005, la 24 ianuarie. A atins numarul 1 in topuri in Finlanda. “Funny Funny” a fost o fraza popularizata de Kirsten de la Downham Market Academy.

List of tracks
"Co-Co" – 3:14
"Chop Chop" – 3:00
"Reflections" (Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland, Jr.) – 2:52
"Honeysuckle Love" (Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, Mick Tucker) – 2:55
"Santa Monica Sunshine" – 3:20
"Daydream" (John Sebastian) – 3:13
"Funny Funny" – 2:46
"Tom Tom Turnaround" – 4:07
"Jeanie" (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:58
"Sunny Sleeps Late" – 2:58
"Spotlight" (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:47
"Done Me Wrong All Right" (Connolly, Priest, Scott, Tucker) – 2:57 (missing on some original editions - bonus track on all CD editions of the album)

Brian Connolly — lead vocals (except as noted)
Steve Priest — bass guitar (except 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), lead vocals (track 2), backing vocals
Andy Scott — guitars (except 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), lead vocals (track 13), backing vocals (except track 7)
Mick Tucker — drums (except 1, 7, 15, 16, 17), backing vocals

Additional personnel
John Roberts — bass (tracks 1, 7)
Phil Wainman — drums, percussion (tracks 1, 7), production
Pip Williams — guitar (tracks 1, 7), arrangement (track 3)
Fiachra Trench - arrangements (tracks 2, 5, 6, 8)

joi, 2 august 2018

Chicago - Full Concert - 07/21/1970 - Tanglewood

For the July 21, 1970 date, Graham originally tapped Joe Cocker and then Jimi Hendrix to headline.  Unfortunately, both acts were ultimately unable to commit to the date.  So Graham took a risk, inviting a new band with only a handful of catchy radio hits at the time.  The band was Chicago and this opportunity proved a turning point for the group.  The Fillmore at Tanglewood shows had become high-profile events, drawing media, industry and large crowds.  The new band on the scene had a lot to prove in the headlining slot and, much to Graham's credit and his audience's revelation, Chicago delivered a monstrous performance.

Pentru data de 21 iulie 1970 Bill Graham, legendarul promoter, luase legatura intai cu Joe Cocker si apoi cu Jimi Hendrix. Din pacate ambele manifestari au fost in final imposibil de tinut la acea data. Asa ca Graham si-a asumat riscul de a invita o trupa noua, cu doar cateva hituri difuzate la radio pana la acea data. Trupa era Chicago si aceasta ocazie a constituit un punct de intoarcere pentru grup. Spectacolul de la Filmore at Tanglewood  devenise un eveniment de profil mare, cu aderenta la media, industria muzicala si multime de oameni in public. Noua trupa a avut multe de dovedit pe scena, fiind in deschiderea capului de afis si avand creditul acordat de Graham, dar a fost revelatia audientei, Chicago livrand o performanta memorabilia.

List of tracks
0:00:00 - In The Country
0:06:51 - Free Form Piano
0:11:21 - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
0:15:14 - 25 or 6 to 4
0:22:17 - Poem for the People
0:27:56 - I Don't Want Your Money
0:33:02 - Mother
0:38:48 - It Better End Soon
0:53:27 - Beginnings
1:00:13 - Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon (Make Me Smile) / So Much To Say, So Much                 To Give
1:06:53 - Colour My World / Make Me Smile
1:13:05 - I'm a Man
1:21:33 - Bill Graham Closing Announcements