вторник, 29 мая 2012 г.

Lionel Richie - Tuskegee 2012
and HSN Exclusive CD 5 Track


Artist: Lionel Richie
Title Of Album: Tuskegee
Year Of Release: 05 Mar 2012
Label: Universal Mercury Nashville
Made in the EU.
Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Bitrate: lossless
Total Time: 01:03:19

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Lionel Richie Tuskegee CD and Exclusive 5-Track CD
Surpassing his creative and personal boundaries, Richie comes full circle with the innovative and personal Tuskegee. Listen to him perform 13 of his most revered "anthems of our day" with some of the biggest names in country music, including Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town and Jason Aldean. While defying boundaries and breaking barriers throughout his storied career, Richie reveals once again that Tuskegee will join the ranks of his timeless body of work that touches people of all faiths, ages and demographics across the world.


    Tuskegee CD Track List:

1. You Are (with Blake Shelton) 05:00
2. Say You, Say Me (with Jason Aldean) 05:09
3. Stuck on You (with Darius Rucker) 03:21
4. Deep River Woman (with Little Big Town) 04:09
5. My Love (with Kenny Chesney) 05:33
6. Dancing on the Celing (with Rascal Flatts) 04:20
7. Hello (with Jennifer Nettles) 04:30
8. Sail On (with Tim McGraw) 05:05
9. Endless Love (with Shania Twain) 04:19
10. Just For You (with Billy Currington) 04:11
11. Lady (with Kenny Rogers) 04:09
12. Easy (with Willie Nelson) 04:30
13. All Night Long (with Jimmy Buffet & Coral Reefer Band) 04:57


    HSN Exclusive CD Track List

1. Never before released Live version of You Are recorded at Wembley Arena
2. Original version of Say You, Say Me
3. Original version of My Love
4. Original version of Dancing On The Ceiling
5. Original version of Stuck On You


          Credits:
       Executive Producer – Jason Owen, Lionel Richie
       Producer – Lionel Richie
       Producer (Associate) – Dirk Vanoucek


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понедельник, 28 мая 2012 г.

Etta James - Sings for Lovers 1962





Performens: Etta James
Album: Sings for Lovers
Label: Argo Records
Catalog: LPS 4018
Released: 1962
Genre: Blues, R&B
Producer: Leonard Chess, Phil Chess
Format / Bitrate: mp3, 320 kbps
Total Time: 00:36:09






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The album was released on a 12-inch LP and consisted of ten tracks, with five of them on each side of the bleedin' vinyl record. The album spawned only one single, "Fools Rush In," which reached the oul' lower ends of the feckin' Billboard Pop Chart in 1962, would ye believe it? The single's B-side, "Next Door to the Blues" was a holy major R&B hit, however it was not included on the bleedin' album. Here's another quare one for ye. The album however includes cover versions of Pop and Jazz standards, includin' "Don't Take Your Love from Me" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." The album has never been re-issued on compact disc like James's previous two albums. Despite not bein' given a holy review, Allmusic gave Etta James Sings for Lovers three out of five stars. Holy blatherin' Joseph, listen to this.


Tracks:

01. Don't Take Your Love from Me 3:37
02. How Do You Speak to an Angel 2:40
03. Fools Rush in 1:58
04. Don't Blame Me 2:24
05. Someone to Watch Over Me 6:02
06. Again 3:43
07. I Want to Be Loved 3:26
08. It Could Happen to You 3:22
09. These Foolish Things 4:00
10. Prisoner of Love 2:16


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четверг, 24 мая 2012 г.

Mother Earth - You Have Been Watching





Band: Mother Earth
Album: You Have Been Watching
Ⓟ & © 1995 Acid Jazz Record
Made in Germany
Format: FLAC (track, cue+log)
BiTrate: lossless
Total Time: 00:45:52
Cover: Front, Back







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  Mother Earth All Music Guide Biography:
An acid jazz combo from the U.K. that also incorporates elements of traditional jazz, blues-rock, funk, and mod, Mother Earth made their first appearance on the Acid Jazz label in 1992 with Hope You're Feeling Better. Since then, they've released a number of studio records, including 1995's acclaimed The People Tree and 2001's Time of the Future. Outside of acid jazz circles, Mother Earth is best known for including Matt Deighton amongst its membership, the guitarist who briefly filled in for Noel Gallagher on an Oasis tour.
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  • Tracklist:

01. (Never Gonna Get) to War! 3:05
02. Get Along 4:35
03. Wham Bam Thank You Mam 3:23
04. Freethinker 2:54
05. Non Corpa Illness 6:05
06. Very Together 3:19
07. Compare Yourself 3:50
08. Hold on to Your Head 3:21
09. Poster 4:34
10. The Desired Effect 5:19
11. The Life Eternity 5:29

            • Credits:

          Bryn Barklam - Keyboards, Organ (Hammond), Vocals (bckgr)
          Neil Corcoran - Bass, Vocals (bckgr)
          Matt Deighton - Guitar, Vocals, Sleeve Design
          Gerd - Drums, Vocals (bckgr)
          Gerard Presencer - Trumpet
          Dennis Rollins, Henry Matics - Trombone
          Winston Rose - Saxophone
          Peter Shrubshall - Flute
          Mike Smith - Saxophone
          Snowboy - Percussion
          Chris White - Vocals (bckgr), Drums
          Nicola Bright-Thomas, Joy, Bryn, Neil, Xan - Vocals (bckgr)



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среда, 23 мая 2012 г.

Corduroy - Discography 1992-1999

Albums:
Dad Man Cat (1992) Label: Acid Jazz / Catalog#: JAZID 60
High Havoc (1993) Label: Acid Jazz / Catalog#: JAZID 85
Out of Here (1994) Label: Acid Jazz / Catalog#: JAZID 107
The New You! (April 1997) Big Cat ABB 139
Clik! (July 1999) Label: Big Cat / Catalog#: ABB 1008391
Compilations:
Mini!: The Best of Corduroy (1998) Label: Music Club / Catalog#: MCCD 363
London, England (2001) Label: Castle Music / Catalog#: CMDDD 052
Singles:
Thing For Love (1999) Label: Big Cat / Catalog#: ABB 5008836
Country: UK
Genre / Style: Electronic, Jazz / Acid Jazz
Format: FLAC (cue+log)
Bitrate: lossless

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Эсид-джазовый коллектив Corduroy появился в 1991 году благодаря усилиям четырёх лондонских музыкантов: вокалиста и клавишника Скотта Эддисона (Scott Addison), его брата Бена (Ben Addison), игравшего на барабанах, гитариста Саймона Нельсона-Смита (Simon Nelson-Smith) и басиста Ричарда Серла (Richard Searle, Doctor & the Medics). Corduroy стал наследником группы Boys Wonder, брит-поп проекта 80-х, бывшие участники которого впервые собрались для выступления на новогодней вечеринке в далёком 1991 году. Однако, концерт имел такой успех, что музыканты решили продолжить совместные эксперименты и уже в 1992 году подписали контракт с Acid Jazz Records, а вскоре и выпустили свой дебютный LP - по большей части инструментальный альбом Dad Man Cat. Через год последовал High Havoc, саундтрек к выдуманному фильму, композиции из которого "Something In My Eye", "The Frighteners" и "London England" заняли верхние строчки британских чартов. Вскоре после выхода Out Of Here в 1994 Corduroy разошлись с Acid Jazz Records и после длительного перерыва, наконец, начали сотрудничество с американской студией Big Cat, на которой выпустили свои последующие CD - The New You и Clik!

Corduroy Biography From Wikipedia
The self-dubbed "fabric four" primarily recorded in a film soundtrack style, and many of their tracks were instrumentals. On the release of their first album Dad Man Cat, Paul Moody wrote in the New Musical Express: “Whereas the rest of the Acid Jazz roster fidget around in a world of skinny ribbed roll-necks comparing sideburn growth, Corduroy manage to swagger through the same po-faced domain with a couldn’t-care-less braggadocio... Corduroy have got their collective tongue stuck firmly in someone else’s cheek here and it feels staggeringly good.”
Releasing three albums on Eddie Piller's Acid Jazz Records, they received radio airplay for their single "Something In My Eye" in 1993, but national chart success evaded them, although several singles from their 1993 album High Havoc charted in the UK Independent Chart. Their 1994 album, Out of Here, reached number 73 in the UK Albums Chart.
They remained a popular live attraction, particularly on the college circuit. They also gained a healthy following in Japan, making the first of several trips to the country in 1993, and the following year they recorded a live album, Quattro - Live In Japan. After leaving Acid Jazz Records they signed to Big Cat Records, releasing two further albums: The New You! (April 1997) and the Rob Playford produced Clik! (August 1999). But when they discovered that their record label, Big Cat, had been dropped by parent company V2, Corduroy decided to split up.
Corduroy reformed and played two sell-out nights at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London, on 16 and 17 June 2007. Searle is not involved with the new incarnation of the band, now working under the name of Corduroy Industries. The latest news on their Myspace site states that they have completed an album of Motown covers.
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Corduroy Biography From All Music Guide
The acid jazz outfit Corduroy assembled singer/keyboardist Scott Addison, his drummer brother Ben, guitarist Simon Nelson-Smith, and bassist Richard Searle (a former member of '80s one-hit wonders Doctor & the Medics). Formed from the ashes of the short-lived Brit-pop group Boys Wonder, Corduroy played their first gig -- a one-off New Year's Eve date -- in 1991; the performance proved so successful that its members agreed to continue on full-time, soon signing to the Acid Jazz label and issuing their debut LP, the largely instrumental Dad Man Cat, in 1992. High Havoc -- the soundtrack to an imaginary film -- followed a year later, launching the U.K. Top Ten hits "Something in My Eye," "The Frighteners," and "London, England." In the wake of 1994's Out of Here, however, Acid Jazz dropped Corduroy from its roster; after a long hiatus, the group finally landed on the Big Cat label, where they resurfaced in 1997 with The New You! ~ Jason Ankeny

1992 Dad Man Cat  
Первый альбом "Dad Man Cat" (1992) стал самым популярным диском Corduroy. В основном, он инструментальный (группу даже назвали "Booker T And The MG's эпохи постмодерна"). Вдохновлен киношными саундтреками 70-х. Альбом отличный от начала до конца, супервещи - первый трек, "Ponytail", фанково-клавинетная переделка старинной вещи Куинси Джонса "Money Is" (кажется, в оригинале она называется "Money Runner").

Amazon.co.uk Review
The stylish debut album by Corduroy, an instrumental quartet obsessed with vintage spy movie soundtracks and TV show themes, is a stellar swirl of wah-wah guitars, funky bass lines, and jazz-house beats. Dad Man Cat owes equal debt to the experimental wit of electric Miles Davis and the gritty audio imagery of Ennio Morricone. "The Girl Who Was Death" is typical of the band's sonic breadth, opening with resonating percussion and falling into lush organ- and guitar-driven groove. "Ponytail", meanwhile, showcases a more laid-back approach, with the sound of hand claps and groaning rounding out the song's vibe. Perfect for any home where shag carpeting and lava lamps set the style. --Aidin Vaziri

Tracklist:

01. Chowdown 4:25  
02. Long Cool & Bubbly 4:23
03. The Girl Who Was Death 4:44
04. How To Steal The World 4:02
05. Frug In G Major 4:43
06. Electric Soup 5:00
07. Ponytail 4:58
08. Harry Palmer 4:08
09. E-Type 4:29
10. Skirt Alert 3:31
11. Six Plus One 3:02
12. Money Is 4:37

Total Time: 00:52:01

Credits:
Engineer – John Laker
Other [Sleeved By] – Artificial Sweetener, Corduroy
Percussion – Mr. Ben, Robin Lurie
Photography By [Photos] – Jamie Parissis
Producer – Corduroy, E. Piller*
Written-By – Corduroy

  1993 High Havoc
В 1993 году вышел второй лонгплей - "High Havoc". Его называют "концептуальным": он представляет собой саундтрек к воображаемому фильму (к тому же, старому). Заглавная вещь - настоящий грув 60-х. Стоит отметить "London England" - вещь с лондонским настроением и звучанием часов Биг Бена, а также главный хит - босса-нову "Something In My Eye". Тут есть привкус джаза, много духовых, звучит все сочно (первый альбом суховат по звучанию). 

Description (cduniverse.com)
UK remastered reissue of their second Acid Jazz LP from 1993 was 'A Concept Album' on which 'Corduroy Create High Havoc' on a mock-soundtrack. Echoes of Our Man Flint mix with Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush to create a more unified sound than their debut - which also embraced lush, jazzy vocal tracks like the club hit single, 'Something In My Eye' (with shades of Sergio Mendes creeping into the mix). Includes new liner-notes from the band, rare sleeves, photo's, memorabilia & six bonus tracks, '10.28 From Shibuya' & five recorded live in Japan, 'High Havoc', 'The Frighteners', 'Something In My Eye', 'London England' & 'The Corduroy Orgasm Club'. 2001 release.

Tracklist:

01. High Havoc 4:10
Flute – Michael Smith*
02. London England 3:23
03. The Corduroy Orgasm Club 1:46
04. The Frighteners 5:09
05. You're A Great Way To Fly 2:37
06. Something In My Eye 3:23
Vibraphone – Roger Beaujolais
07. Lovely, Lonely And Loaded 4:05
08. Breakfast In Love 2:48
09. One Born Every Minute 4:50
10. Follow That Arab 4:52
Jew's Harp – Chris White
11. Nobody Move 2:28
12. Very Yeah 5:12
13. Clearing Up Music 2:20



Credits:
Drums, Percussion – Ben*
Engineer – John Laker
Engineer [Assistant] – Robert Gilmore (2)
Guitar – Scott* (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9), Simon* (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 7 to 12)
Keyboards – Scott*
Mixed By – Adrian Harrow
Producer – Ben*, Eddie Piller (tracks: 6), Scott*
Saxophone – Michael Smith* (tracks: 1, 2, 8, 10 to 12)
Trombone – Dennis Rollins (tracks: 1, 2, 8, 10 to 12)
Trumpet – Sid Gould* (tracks: 1, 2, 8, 10 to 12)
Vocals – Ben* (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12), Scott* (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12), Sherine (tracks: 6)
Written-By – Ben* (tracks: 6), Corduroy (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 13), Scott* (tracks: 6)

1994 Out Of Here
Последний альбом на лейбле Acid Jazz. Много органа "Хаммонд", вообще альбом для меня похож на первую их плстинку, звучит просто. Главный хит - "Mini", которую непременно стоит включить в компиляцию "лучшее из эйсид-джаза". Также тут есть фанки-версия песенки "Motorhead" самих Motorhead (The Cardigans примерно в это же время делали свои мягкие, нежные, почти детские каверы на Black Sabbath).
Ребята отошли от формата бойкого саундтрека и записали больше вокала и песен в куплетно-припевной форме (таковых тут большинство). Возможно, это позволило им играть на разогреве у Blur (в то время эйсид-джаз был на пике, а брит-поп только нарождался). По словам участников группы, они могли бы играть брит-поп, чтобы оседлать волну, но решили этого не делать.


Out of Here is the third album released by London-based acid jazz band Corduroy, in 1994.
Moving on from the movie soundtrack feel of previous albums, this recording features Hammond-driven songs and instrumentals with simpler arrangements. Mini was released as a single and has been included on several acid jazz compilation albums. The album closes with a cover of Lemmy's Motorhead, complete with all the "fabric four" trademarks. The Allmusic review awards this album with 3 stars."


Tracklist:

01. Don't Wait For Monday 4:30
02. Practice What You Preach 4:21
03. Red Mercury 2:57
04. End Of The Rainbow 4:07
05. Out Of Here 3:49
06. The Diceman 3:33
07. Magic Carpet (Written-By – Searle*) 3:47
08. January Woman 4:28
09. Mini 4:01
10. Along The Rooftops 2:55
11. Ayrton Senna 3:11
12. Motorhead ( Written-By – Kilminster*) 2:35.
Bonus Tracks:
13. Paper Money 4:04
14. Simon's Tune 3:14
15. Summer In My Eye 4:32
16. Emanuelle In The Jaws Of The Dragon 4:32
17. Clockwork Man (Main Mix) 3:08
18. Motorhead (Live In Japan) 2:40



1997 The New You!
Первый альбом на Big Cat Records. Классический саунд Corduroy присутствует, но есть кое-что новое: струнный квартет, женский бэк-вокал и много перкуссии. Милая поп-музыка с циничными текстами.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Corduroy isn't anything if they're not about style, and The New You is their finest creation to date. Working from the same acid-jazz foundation that informed their previous records, the band has added slightly ironic flourishes of lounge music and movie soundtracks while beginning to develop a sophisticated sense of pop craft, largely modeled after Steely Dan. Portions of The New You sag under the group's own pretensions, but most of the record is endearingly kitschy, smooth and stylish.


Tracklist:

01. Evolver 3:20
2. The Joker Is Wild
Percussion – Satin Singh
Strings – Duke Quartet, The 3:05
03. Winky Wagon 3:06
04. Supercrime 3:42
05. Season Of The Rich 4:23
06. Designosaur 3:29
07. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
Strings – Duke Quartet, The 3:48
08. I Know Where The Good Times Have Gone 3:50
09. Data 70 3:07
10. Crossfire 2:53
11. Fisherman's Wharf 3:41
12. The New You 2:56

Credits:
Bass – Richard Searle (2) (tracks: 1 to 10)
Drums – Ben Addison
Guitar – Scott Addison (tracks: 4 to 8, 10, 11), Simon Nelson-Smith (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 10, 12)
Keyboards – Scott Addison
Percussion – Donald Gamble (tracks: 1, 3 to 10), Emporio Timpani (tracks: 1, 3, 4)
Producer – Ben Addison, Ricky Ricketts, Scott Addison
Saxophone – Mike Smith (3) (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 9, 11)
Trombone – Dennis Rollins (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 9, 11)
Trumpet – Sid Gauld (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 9, 11)
Vocals – Ben Addison (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 8, 10, 12), Scott Addison (tracks: 1, 2, 4 to 8, 10, 12)

1999 Clik! (Big Cat)
Последний альбом. Парни ударились в эксперименты - за пультом сидел Роб Плэйфорд, работавший со звездой драм-энд-бейса Голди. Сэмплы, элементы драм-энд-бейса, техно и японской поп-музыки - здесь почти нет ретро-стиля, присущего Corduroy, хотя инструменты писались "живьем".

Final album, Clik!, which was much more electronic oriented than their previous efforts. I had always heard various cinematic elements in Corduroy's tunes, but never so much as in Clik! From the sweeping strings and drum n' bass of "Paddy and Kier", to the spy-chase theme of "The Addison Tapes", Corduroy conveys to the listener the sense of being not only in a different place, but in a different persona altogether. Clik! even manages to be a little playful, especially on the opener "Moshi Moshi", and on the infectious house/disco beat of "Thing For Your Love"...as cheesy as it is, I can't stop listening to it. The other songs on the disc are just as good. The only real problem the album has is that it may actually be TOO diverse for many listeners, as the group covers several genres all in around the space of an hour...which can be difficult to deal with if you aren't open-minded enough. One has to realize, too, that Corduroy alienated many of its fans when it changed (both out of necessity and in the spirit of artistic experimentation) its sound....which may have led to the the last two album's "failures" and the group's split (though I hear they LOVE them in Japan). Still, this is a great album...and one that will unfortunately be passed over by too many. Except for me, of course...I'll be singing (in my cheesiest lounge voice) "I've got a thing for your love" for the next decade or two.

Tracklist:

01. Moshi Moshi 2:58
Arranged By – Nelson-Smith*
Other [Special Thanks To] – Staff Of TV Asahi Music, Tokyo, The
Vocals – Angie Brown, Ben*, Billie Godfrey, Wendi Batt
Written-By, Arranged By – Addison*, Addison*

02. Goddamn 2:58
Arranged By – Searle*
Vocals – Ben*, Billie Godfrey, Carrie Grant, Scott*
Voice [Speech] – Nathan Osgood
Written-By, Arranged By – Addison*, Addison*

03. Future High Street 7:39
Vocals – Angie Brown, Billie Godfrey
Written-By – Searle*, Playford*

04. Paddy & Keir 6:50
Arranged By – Playford*
Vocals – Ben*, Scott*
Written-By – Nelson-Smith*
Written-By, Arranged By – Addison*, Addison*

05. Thing For Your Love 3:50
Arranged By – Playford*
Vocals – Ben*, Vicky Richardson
Written-By, Arranged By – Addison*, Addison*

06. The Lawgiver Bleeds! (The Hasslein Curve Mix) 4:24
Producer – Corduroy, Sie
Written-By – Addison*, Addison*

07. Clik! 1:46
Arranged By – Corduroy, Playford*
Written-By – Nelson-Smith*

08. Safety Light 4:22
Arranged By – Playford*
Sitar – Richard*
Vocals – Angie Brown, Ben*, Billie Godfrey, Scott*
Written-By, Arranged By – Addison*, Searle*, Addison*

09. The Addison Tapes 5:31
Arranged By – Addison*, Playford*, Addison*
10. Play Loud 3:30
Vocals – Carrie Grant
Voice [Speech] – Nathan Osgood
Written-By, Arranged By – Corduroy, Playford*

11. New Seeker 5:59
Arranged By – Corduroy, Playford*
Vocals – Ben*, Scott*
Written-By – Addison*, Searle*, Addison*, Nelson-Smith*


Credits:
Artwork By [Sleeve Design And Imagery] – Ben, Mr. Murdoch, Rob Crane
Other [Management] – Jolyon Burnham, Martin Bartlett, Paul Crockford
Producer, Engineer – Rob Playford

1996 In Mini! (The Best Of)


Amazon.com
Corduroy In Mini! - The Best Of (Factory sealed 1999 UK 19-track CD album in association with Acid Jazz Records. If you are interested in getting a taste of the music that Corduroy make then this is the album for you. All the favoritesare here including Out Of Here Motorhead London England High Havov and Harry Palmer. Great picture sleeve and still factory sealed from new - Acid Jazz at its greatest!)


Tracklist:

1. Motorhead 2:27
 2. Corduroy Orgasm Club 1:46
 3. Money Is 4:37
 4. E-Type 4:29
 5. Pony Tail 5:00
 6. Harry Palmer 4:08
 7. London England 3:23
 8. Something in My Eye 3:23
 9. Practice What You Preach 4:22
 10. Ayrton Senna 3:00
 11. Mini 4:00
 12. High Havoc 4:10
 13. Electric Soup 5:00
 14. Out Of Here 3:49
 15. Clearing Up Music 2:21
 16. Simon's Tune 3:15
 17. Emanuelle In The Jaws Of The Dragon 4:30
 18. How to Steal the World 4:02
 19. Skirt alert 3:31 

2001 London, England (2 CD Set)


Review by Jon "Mojo" Mills (allmusic)
Encompassing the band's seven-year career, London, England takes in the entirety of the first three albums, a few single sides, and a sampling of the final two albums. That's 40 tracks of acid jazz. Debut album Dead Man Cat led the way in the early '90s for a love of all things Hammond and groovy. Yes, when the James Taylor Quartet had veered toward commercial contemporary soul, Corduroy focused on the 1960s soundtrack vibe (that unfortunately everyone now associates with Austin Powers). This was 1992 though, and their love of filmic music was ahead of the trend. Dead Man Cat is magnificent and reeks of everything fascinating about late-'60s and early-'70s movie scoring: Hammond, bongos, fuzz guitar galore. And the thing is it's not ironic. Corduroy plainly loves this music and recreates the atmosphere and sound with ease. The second album, although a cheeky parody of a late-'60s swinging London movie's soundtrack (the band wrote the music around an imagined scenario) is again far beyond plagiarism and ably captures the mood and feel of the era. The opening sequence "High Havoc" is peppered with funky electric piano and the type of fuzzy lead guitar that the De Wolfe Association favored (a company that supplied the majority of the incidental music heard in late '60 British films). Mental images of an E-Type Jaguar roaring across Battersea Bridge are inescapable. From there on the soundtrack takes off, and it really does work. It's all there, and perfectly created too. By the time of the third album, Out of Here, released in 1994, the band had tired of the instrumental-only label and experimented with a vocal orientated approach. Although they sang wonderfully, other than the comical take on hard rock monstrosity, "Motorhead," the album just wasn't as fun as their earlier efforts and far closer to contemporary acid jazz-styled acts the Brand New Heavies and Jamiroqui than their previous releases. 1997's "Evolver" taken from The New You album made a move toward early-'70s prog rock, not unlike Todd Rundgren; however, by 1999, the Clik album attempted to cross over into dance music, and although bearing the fun cinematic trademark of the "Corduroy of old" doesn't successfully work. Some things are just better the traditional way. This is a brilliant collection, because what it does so well is compile the band's greatest moments chronologically, while skimming over the lesser moments. Not only is this an ideal introduction, it's all anybody needs by Corduroy.

Disc 1:
01. Chow Down 4:26
02. Long Cool and Bubbly 4:22
03. The Girl Who Was Death 4:42
04. How to Steal the World 4:02
05. Electric Soup 5:00
06. Pony Tail 4:57
07. Harry Palmer 4:08
08. E-Type 4:28
09. Skirt Alert 3:31
10. Six Plus One 3:02
11. Money Is 4:37
12. 10. 28 from Shibuya 3:07
13. High Havoc 4:10
14. London, England 3:22
15. The Corduroy Orgasm Club 1:46
16. The Frighteners 5:09
17. You're a Great Way to Fly 2:37
18. Something in My Eye 3:23
19. Lovely Lonely and Loaded 4:05
20. One Born Every Minute 4:50

Disc 2:
01. Follow That Arab 4:52
02. Nobody Move 2:28
03. Very Yeah 5:09
04. Don't Wait for Monday 4:28
05. Practise What You Preach 4:21
06. End of the Rainbow 4:07
07. Out of Here 3:49
08. The Diceman 3:32
09. Magic Carpet 3:47
10. January Woman 4:27
11. Mini 4:00
12. Along the Rooftops 2:55
13. Ayrton Senna 3:15
14. Motorhead 2:32
15. Summer in My Eye 4:31
16. Emanuelle in the Jaws of the Dragon 4:30
17. Evolver 3:12
18. The Joker Is Wild 3:06
19. The Addison Tapes 5:32
20. Moshi Moshi 2:58

1999 Thing For Your Love (CD Single)  

Label: Big Cat UK Records
Released: 1999
Country: UK
Genre/Style: Electronic / Breakbeat, Acid Jazz



Tracklist:

01.
Thing For Your Love 3:52
Arranged By – Addison*, Playford*, Addison*
02.
Thing For Your Love (Jacknife Lee Remix) 7:10
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Jacknife Lee
03.
Thing For Your Love (S. Raiders Remix) 4:52
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Space Raiders

Producer – Rob Playford
Vocals – Ben*, Vicky Richardson
Written-By – Addison*, Addison*




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воскресенье, 13 мая 2012 г.

Intra - Intra (1976-1990) 1999




Band: Intra
Album: Intra (1976-1990)
Label: Shroom Productions
Catalog#: SP-98006
Release Date: 1999
Country: US
Genre: Progressive & Art Rock
Format: FLAC (img+cue)
BiTrate: lossless
Total Time: 01:11:50
Cover: Front, Back







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  Некоторые звукозаписывающие компании специализируются на выпуске альбомов до сих пор неизвестных групп из различных эпох анналы музыкальной истории. Shroom Productions является лишь одной из этих звукозаписывающих компаний, которыя сумела раскопать несколько драгоценных камней, среди которых и группа под названием Intra.
  Основным участником группы был Матa Tomorowitz, единственный участник, который остался в составе группы с момента ее создания до ее распада.
  Основанная в Кливленде, Intra начала свою музыкальную жизнь в начале семидесятых годов, которая продолжалась до 1990 года, хотя группе и не удалось выпустить полноформатный альбом. Таким образом, этот альбом удалось собрать из нескольких демо-сессий и единственного релиза EP группы вместе с тремя живыми треками общим звучанием семьдесят шесть минут. 
  Эта группа действительно удивила меня, когда впервые услышал альбом, не смог точно найти достойное сравнение, это довольно уникально. Комплекс, непредсказуемый, причудливый и, безусловно, прогрессивный. Напоминает о группе Yes, период без клавиатуры или даже Finch. 

allmusic.com Review
Cleveland, OH is known for its thriving punk scene in the mid- to late '70s, but surely not for any progressive rock bands. In fact, the presence of one current tended to annihilate the chances of the other. Yet, in 1998 the Texas label Shroom Productions unearthed enough material by the group Intra to fill a CD. Sporadically active between 1974 and 1987, Intra is yet another entry in the list of promising and original American prog rock bands that never got a chance to be heard (a list that also includes Hands, OHO, and the Grits, among others). Led by guitarist-singer Mato Tomorowitz, Intra showed influences from early Yes (circa Yes Album), early Eloy, Happy the Man, and the Canterbury scene. The CD culls material of varying quality. First up are five songs from 1976 studio sessions. The writing is complex and witty. "The Voice of Winter" and "Heroes of Ganymede" could have become live staples if the group had "made it." "Son of the Astronaut" and "The Machine" are the only two recordings here to have previously seen the light of day -- on a local EP release in 1984. They feature the best sound of the collection and, despite an effort to keep things simpler, still have exciting moments. "Three's" and "Ritual" are lamentable efforts taken from a 1990 demo. The former throws cliche after cliche on the number three (what's that, the prog rock fan's Sesame Street anthem?) while the latter ranks as the worst use of the theme from "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" this reviewer has heard. The CD closes with three songs from a 1980 concert. Sound quality takes a short dive but the strength of the material matches the 1976 sessions. A curiosity for the completist, Intra still holds a few gems. ~ Francois Couture, Rovi

  
Tracks:

01. Soda for a Symphonic Jerk 06:03
02. The Voice of Winter 03:33
03. Heroes of Ganymede 03:53
04. Farmboy 04:38
05. One Last View 09:41
06. Son of the Astronaut 07:21
07. The Machine 05:19
08. Three's 04:44
09. Ritual 05:14
10. Sea Bird 08:17
11. The Projectionist 08:04
12. Circle Kings 04:57

Tracks 1-5 from the unreleased "Owl" sessions, 1976
Lineup: Mato Tomorowitz (Rhythm Guitars), Jim Masar (Bass), Billy Wright (Lead Guitars),
Joe Mazzolini (Drums, Vocals), Mal Barron (Flute, Saxophone)
Tracks 6-7 from the "Chemical" EP released in 1984
Lineup: Mato Tomorowitz (Rhythm Guitar), Michael Blazy (Drums), John Charlillo (Bass, Keyboards),
Tom Rotar (Keyboards), Mike Baran (Lead Guitar)
Tracks 8-9 from the "You Will See) demo, 1990
Lineup: Mato Tomorowitz (Rhythm Guitar), Will Scharf (Drums), Mark Tiborsky (Lead Guitar),
Jim Bossard (Bass), John Charlillo (Bass)
Tracks 10-12 recorded live in Cleveland, Ohio 3/5/80

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