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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Various Artists - Nederbeat Singles 63-69 The B-Sides 1&2 (4 Discs) mp3@320

100 Tracks of the greatest Pop/Rock/Beat artists of the Netherlands in the time of 1963 until 1969 are gathered here in this nice collection of four discs.

Hope you like it and
have fun
              Frank        mp3@320 p1  & mp3@320 p2  & mp3@320 p3

The Applejacks - Tell Me When 1964 - 1965 (1990 Deram Records)

A minor British Invasion group that had three hits in the U.K. (but none in the U.S.), the Applejacks are principally known -- if anyone remembers them at all -- for covering a John Lennon-Paul McCartney composition that the Beatles never released in the '60s, "Like Dreamers Do." Their jaunty, lightweight pop/rock could have easily been mistaken for that of a Merseybeat combo, though they actually hailed from the town of Solihull, near Birmingham. The sextet also attracted more attention than the average generic 1964 British pop group due to the presence of one female member, Megan Davies, on bass. The overwhelming bulk of their material, however, was pleasantly bland or downright boring, and they issued just one single after 1965. Forming in 1961 as the skiffle trio the Crestas, the band soon expanded their personnel, moved into electric rock, and changed their name to the Applejacks the following year. Decca issued their first single, "Tell Me When," in early 1964, and while this was among the more unmemorable British beat pop/rock hits from the time, it made it to number seven in the U.K. They were fortunate enough to procure "Like Dreamers Do" from Lennon and McCartney when they met the pair at a television rehearsal.

The tune had been recorded by the Beatles in January, 1962, at their unsuccessful audition for Decca (this version is now available on the Beatles' Anthology 1), and like much of the Beatles' early rejects, was in a more lightweight mode than the Lennon-McCartney tunes they chose to enshrine on record. The Applejacks' version, featuring (as many of their tracks did) a rinky-dink piano, was nonetheless inferior to the Beatles' old demo, but did make it to number 20 in the British charts. Oddly, considering the American hunger for almost anything by the Lennon-McCartney songwriting team in mid-1964, it did nothing in the States. The Applejacks wrote very little of their own material, filling their recorded repertoire with tunes supplied by British popsmiths such as Geoff Stephens and Peter Dello (later in Honeybus), as well as hackneyed covers of American '50s rock standards.
While their discs had peppy harmonies, they were on the whole among the wimpier fare of the British Invasion fare, with a shortage of outstanding melodies. "Three Little Words (I Love You)" provided them with their final British Top 30 entry in late 1964. After a now-rare 1964 album and seven British 1964-1965 singles (including the first version of the Ray Davies composition "I Go to Sleep," which was not released by the Kinks at the time), they made just one more recording, a 1967 single for CBS. (

These guys tried a more tamed commercial way to pop fame.
Have fun
              Frank    Flac p1Flac p2        -  mp3@320

The Cleaners From Venus ‎- Box Set Vol. 1 - 1981-1982 - 3CD-BOX (2012 Captured Tracks Records) Flac

This three-disc set collects the first three albums -- Blow Away Your Troubles, On Any Normal Monday, and Midnight Cleaners -- from English lo-fi, sunshine pop provocateurs Lol Elliot and Martin Newell, otherwise known as the Cleaners from Venus. Listeners who are only familiar with Newell's solo outings or the group's more studio oriented, mid-'80s material may be put off by the fluctuating fidelity of these home-recorded works, but there are enough gems lurking here, like "Marilyn on a Train," "Only a Shadow," and "Be an Idiot Popstar" to warrant more than just a cursory spin.(

A lot of great stuff inside of this three album box. This ''home-recorded'' works have a good quality, more quality at least than a 3 disc box review with maybe around 150 words.

This time no mp3 files. Please for this time convert by yourself the lossless files.
Thanks for understanding,
have fun
             Frank             Flac  

Teenage Fanclub - Howdy! /(2000 Columbia) Flac & mp3

For better or worse, the only thing that truly sticks out on Teenage Fanclub's sixth studio record is the title. It's the worst since Ass. However, "howdy" is a fitting way to sum up these 12 simple, humble pop songs, most of which are light-hearted and cheery. It would be easy -- and understandable to a certain degree -- if die-hard Fanclub fans felt letdown with the band flying in a stylistic holding pattern, though the influences on this one tend to point toward the hushed side of the Hollies more than the previous indebtedness to the Byrds and Big Star.

I love removable clouds. Let the sunshine in!
Those feeling robbed should look at it this way: Just how many bands can last over a decade and continue to make completely non-cynical, non-cloying pop as well as Teenage Fanclub? Not many. There is zero flash. No blazing distortion, no extreme emotion, no showiness whatsoever. What's apparent is top-drawer craft, lovely three-part harmonies, delicately strummed guitars, and flawless arrangements. Nothing here is going to knock you off your feet, but is that such a bad thing? One of the best charms of Howdy is how you can put it on and have your mood improved without having to put much thought into it.
It doesn't take many plays to get your head around it, but it's anything but disposable or throwaway. They set out to make a good pop record, and they succeeded. It's by no means a landmark, and it's not close to their best; it's just well-done. There's nothing wrong with turning it up to five every now and then, is there?(

It's all here what we like if we play a Teenage Fanclub record.
And that is why i love these guys. And this sixth album from 2000.
         Frank        Flac p1  & Flac p2         - mp3@320

''The Voice'' Scott Walker - Scott 4 (1969) (1992 Fontana) Flac & mp3

Walker dropped out of the British Top Ten with his fourth album, but the result was probably his finest '60s LP. While the tension between the bloated production and his introspective, ambitious lyrics remains, much of the over-the-top bombast of the orchestral arrangements has been reined in, leaving a relatively stripped-down approach that complements his songs rather than smothering them.

This is the first Walker album to feature entirely original material, and his songwriting is more lucid and cutting. Several of the tracks stand among his finest. "The Seventh Seal," based upon the classic film by Ingmar Bergman, features remarkably ambitious (and relatively successful) lyrics set against a haunting Ennio Morricone-style arrangement.

"The Old Man's Back Again" also echoes Morricone, and tackles no less ambitious a lyrical palette; "dedicated to the neo-Stalinist regime," the "old man" of this song was supposedly Josef Stalin. "Hero of the War" is also one of Walker's better vignettes, serenading his war hero with a cryptic mix of tribute and irony. Other songs show engaging folk, country, and soul influences that were largely buried on his previous solo albums.

Scott Walkers best album in the sixties and in my opinion by all of his efforts.


                              Flac p1  &  Flac p2          -  mp3@320

Sandie Shaw - Reviewing the Situation 1969 (2004 EMI)

On her last album of the '60s, Shaw proved that she was hipper than a lot of people would have suspected. Moving away from the usual light pop and MOR, she chose a set of covers heavy on material by the likes of Bob Dylan, the Lovin' Spoonful, the Rolling Stones ("Sympathy for the Devil"!), Led Zeppelin's "Your Time Is Gonna Come" (double exclamation point!), Donovan, Dr. John, and the Bee Gees.

Which doesn't mean it's a great album. It's thoughtfully arranged and energetically delivered, but Shaw's slight, wispy voice is as ill-suited for some of the material as a nun is for the mosh pit. Hearing her attempt even the slightest hint of funky menace, as on "Sympathy for the Devil" and Dr. John's "Mama Roux," is apt to induce snickers, however heartfelt the endeavor might have been. On the other hand, there's a nifty, slinky, jazzy cover of the Beatles' "Love Me Do," and her version of the Spoonful's "Coconut Grove" is also good. [The 2004 CD reissue on EMI adds two bonus tracks: a cover of Paul McCartney's "Junk"" and "Frank Mills" from Hair.](

Sandy Shaw, british star of the sixties and early seventies.had her biggest hit with ''Puppet on a string''. This album here is quite different.

         Frank      Flac p1  & Flac p2        - mp3@320