HOLIDAYS IN THE SUN!!!




Hello Folks, just for your information i will go to the sun this year from the 23rd of this month until around the 15th of october. I got the confirmation today. Hurray :-). hope we will meet here again after my holidays.

Frank

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hollywood Stars - Hollywood Stars (The official Arista Album 1977 by the Mark II band) Flac & mp3


Some weeks ago i posted '' Shine Like a Radio: The Great Lost 1974 Album '' by the band here which was from a reel to reel copy of a rough mix of the Columbia recordings.
This one now is the official released Arista album by the Mark II band from 1977 with different songs.


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               Frank     Flac1  &  Flac2  You need both Flac links!     mp3@320

Paul Westerberg - Eventually 1996 Flac & mp3



Paul Westerberg's second solo album, Eventually, delivered a full three years after his debut, 14 Songs, illustrates that he has problems telling the difference between maturity and stodginess. Eventually follows the same pattern as 14 Songs, as he balances up-tempo, Stonesy rockers with introspective, folky ballads. Generally, his slower numbers cut the deepest, like the affectionate Bob Stinson tribute, "Good Day" and the heart-tugging "MamaDaddyDid." When Westerberg rocks out, he sounds tired and mannered; neither his riffs nor his performance has the energy of vintage Replacements, or '70s and '80s Stones, for that matter. And the rockers demonstrate the major flaw of Eventually -- its carefully considered production. Though the production is clean and professional, its very slickness emphasizes the uneven quality of Westerberg's songwriting. There are some gems here -- in fact, there are even more this time around than on 14 Songs -- but Westerberg still sounds uncertain of what direction he wants to pursue and how to grow old gracefully.(allmusic.com)



Second solo album by Mr Westerberg and a really good one. $ and a half stars out of six for the album.
Two stars for the review.

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              Frank    Flac1  &   Flac2   You need both Flac links!      mp3@320

The Hollywood Years II: Psychedelic Easy Listening Pop: Mark Wirtz - Dreamer of Glass Beach; The Hollywood Years 1971-1982, Vol. 2 Flac

Here is the second album of the Hollywood Years 1971- 1982. It's called ''Dreamer Of Glass Beach''.
To me the first volume is the stronger compilation. I will post more Mark Wirtz stuff in the next few days.
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               Frank     NEW LINK FLAC
                                     

Psychedelic Easy Listening Pop: Mark Wirtz - ''Kitschinsync - The Hollywood Years Vol 1'' 1971-1982 (1991 RPM) Flac



"Easy listening" isn't really an appropriate classification for Mark Wirtz; "instrumental pop" may suit him better. An EMI staff producer in the late '60s, Wirtz's most enduring contributions to contemporary music were as producer of Tomorrow, one of the finest overlooked British psychedelic groups (featuring guitarist Steve Howe in his pre-Yes days). (It's also been reported that Wirtz turned down a chance to work with Pink Floyd in the Syd Barrett days.) Wirtz also made some "mood music" albums on his own, the most ambitious of which was a "Teenage Opera" song cycle of sorts that he began working on in 1967. Tomorrow lead singer Keith West was enlisted as lyricist, and one piece developed into West's 1967 "Excerpt from a Teenage Opera" single. A grandiose, multi-part orchestrated narrative, it became an unexpectedly huge (number two) hit in Britain in the summer of 1967.


This led to reports that an entire "Teenage Opera" was in the works, and indeed West did record a marginally successful follow-up ("Sam") in the same vein. The entire opera, however, never appeared, partly because West wasn't entirely keen on the project, and was far more eager to continue playing underground psychedelic rock with Tomorrow (which would break up in 1968 anyway) than to sing far more pop-oriented material as a solo act. Wirtz continued to work as a producer and issue more rock-influenced easy listening albums; dribs and drabs of songs that may have been earmarked for the "Teenage Opera" project would appear under the names of both himself and non-entities like Sweetshop and Zion de Gallier. While the "Teenage Opera" and "Sam" singles sound as much like kiddie rock as grand concepts in the making, it's possible that their suite-like construction influenced the Who's Tommy and the Pretty Things' S.F. Sorrow, both of which are usually referred to as the first full-blown rock concept albums that followed a storyline. In 1996, a mock-up of what the "Teenage Opera" album may have sounded like was built from tracks by Wirtz, West, Tomorrow, and others, and issued on the RPM label.(allmusic.com)

 Mark Wirtz have done a lot of different music and it's really hard to give it the right name. But it's not instrumental pop. To me his work always (also in later works) had a particular popsike sixties feeling. I think the best description for his music is ''Pop''. And Wirtz is a musician who shows the wide range of pop music. But he was always criminally underrated. I often thought how the one or another Beatles album had sound with his production.
Okay give it a try or not
but enjoy your day or eve
                              Frank       New Flac Link

Pinkerton's Assorted Colours - Flight Recorder: From Pinkertons Assorted Colours To The Flying Machine (1965-71) (Castle 2004) Flac & mp3


Formed in Rugby in 1964, the first line-up of this band -- originally known as The Liberators -- was Samuel ("Pinkerton") Kemp on autoharp and vocals, Tony Newman on rhythm guitar, Tom Long on lead guitar, Barrie Bernard playing bass, and John Wallbank on the drums. Following a brief hook-up with producer Shel Talmy, which resulted in one single, Wallbank exited the line-up, to be replaced by Dave Holland.
The quartet were seen and signed by Reg Calvert, the manager of the Fortunes, after which they changed their name to Pinkerton's Assorted Colours and adopted brightly colored costumes for their stage act. Their sound was an amalgam of folk and pop, highlighted by the use of an electric autoharp, which the band used in a manner somewhat similar to that of the Lovin' Spoonful. In late 1965, Pinkerton's Assorted Colours were signed to Decca Records, and they cut their debut single that year with future Moody Blues producer Tony Clarke.
That record, "Mirror, Mirror," a band original written by Tony Newman, became a No. 8 British hit in 1966. They had one more minor chart entry, "Don't Stop Loving Me Baby," later in the year, but that was their last hit and after the failure of "Magic Rocking Horse," they left Decca to sign with Pye Records, and even a name change to "Pinkerton's Colours" didn't make their records more appealing. Ian Coleman later replaced Barrie Bernard (who joined Jigsaw) on the bass, but the group's days were numbered, and they faded away as the 1960's wore on. In 1968, after their failure with the Pye single "Kentucky Woman," Pinkerton's Colours -- with Steve James



now on lead guitar -- transformed themselves into Pinkertons, and finally turned into Flying Machine, who released one album in a pop-psychedelic mode, in 1970.(allmusic.com)

I love this album and maybe you will do it, too.
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               Frank     New Flac 1   &  New Flac 2  You need both links!
                            mp3@320   &  mp3link 2