Thursday, 18 May 2017

Shape Of The Rain - Riley, Riley, Wood And Waggett 1971 (2006 radioactive) Flac & mp3


Shape of the Rain was a band from Sheffield , founded around 63/64 by Keith Riley, his brother Len, Brian Wood and Ian Waggett. They started out called The Gear and then The Reaction. ‘If we couldn’t get gigs because they didn’t like us, we’d just change the name, If they liked us we’d stick with the same name,’ says Keith Riley. The band’s first professional recordings were in Nottingham in 1966. They released an album called “Riley Riley Wood and Waggett” in 1971, which was produced by Tony Hall.


They were influenced by American West Coast music and the British psych/progressive scene as well as many other styles and came up with a sound that was all their own.Twelve string and slide guitars were used to create a different sound to what was then the norm. They played The Marquee, London, The Cavern, Liverpool and Manchesters Hard Rock and Magic Village. They supported bands such as Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Free, Fleetwood Mac, Love and Joe Cocker, as well as many others during their time as Sheffield University ‘House Band’!


This is  a very fine pop rock album from year 1971 and the whole record is very good.
If you don't know it give it a try.

Enjoy
         Frank     Flac part1         &     Flac part2
                                         mp3@320

British Sixties Pop - John Bromley - Songs: The complete ''Sing'' album plus singles, demos & out-takes - 2009 (Rev-Ola EU)



The principal attraction of John Bromley’s 1969 album, Sing…, has been the presence of backing band Les Fleur De Lys, who were something of an inhouse band from Atlantic’s Frank Fenter. Now Rev-Ola present a fresh perspective on Bromley’s music, offering the 12-track album recorded under the watchful eye of producer Graham Dee, plus an additional 16 recordings – mostly unissued demos, barring a non-album single or two. Beautifully designed and annotated, Songs is an exemplary example of re-presentation, from archive photos, track-by-track annotations from Bromley himself, and Mark A Johnston’s exhaustive sleevenotes.
Be warned, though: anyone expecting the wide-eyed melodies or six-string bite of Les Fleur De Lys’ 45s might be disappointed. Bromley was a singer-songwriter firmly rooted in the Macca tradition – and it’s possible to hear echoes of Beatles ballads such as Yesterday or Eleanor Rigby in many of his compositions. True, So Many Things opens with some acerbic guitar work and I’m Gonna Love You Till I Die boasts moody instrumentation and a tub-thumping melody akin to Traffic’s Feelin’ Alright. Vast tracts of Songs, however, are more Octopus’ Garden than, say, The Open Mind – pleasant pop without any angles or, for that matter, distinguishing characteristics.(record collector)

To me, John Bromley is a gifted songwriter of pop music and i love his work very much. Hope you will like his stuff.

Enjoy
          Frank       Flac part1   &  Flac part2  &  Flac part3
                                            mp3@320



VA - Psychedalia - Rare Blooms From The English Summer Of Love (1997 See For Miles Records) Flac & mp3


Hello Folks and friends, this compilation was send me from Geoff, a nice guy from the UK and i thought i post it here because the artists here are not that often seen on comps like the usual suspects. And some interesting songs of psychedelic pop/rock/british psychedelia are presented here. I hope you will enjoy.


Cheers
           Frank       Flac part1  &   Flac part2   &   Flac part3
                                                                     mp3@320