Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ambrosia - Ambrosia

©1974 Philips 6370-226
320kbps CD-rip

On their self-titled album they blended quirky prog rock with lush harmonies and scored hits with the offbeat song "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" (with lyrics by Kurt Vonnegut) and the ballad "Holdin' on to Yesterday".

1. Nice, Nice, Very Nice 5:52 / 2. Time Waits For No One 4:58 / 3. Holdin' On To Yesterday 4:16 / 4. World Leave Me Alone 3:17 / 5. Make Us All Aware 4:28 / 6. Lover Arrive 3:12 / 7. Mama Frog 6:06 / 8. Drink Of Water

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ambrosia - Somewhere I've Never Travelled

©1976 20th Century T-510
320kbps CD-rip 

 This is probably one of the best symphonic rock albums of the 70's. It's recorded, mixed and produed by Alan Parsons at Mama Jo's. All members were part of the Alan Parsons Project . It's hard to discribe the album because of the many styles. Where else can you get a baroque theme with 10cc-like vocals, a spanish fandango and ballroom dancing all in one song (Danse with George).  

After this album Ambrosius went on as a more AOR band, more hits but less interresting.

01. And... /02. Somewhere I've Never Travelled / 03. Cowboy Star / 04. Runnin' Away / 05. Harvey / 06. I Wanna Know / 07. The Brunt / 08. Danse With Me George / 09. Can't Let A Woman / 10. We Need You Too. 

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Alice Cooper - Special Forces Tour 1981 (AVI)

Resolution 640x480). Running Time 46'57. Size: 500 mb.
In 1981 Alice Cooper and his band shot a special in Paris for the french television. This show has never been aired outside France but has a few great moments. His clip for "Clones" is hilarious and the live version of "Eighteen" is imo the best he ever recorded.  His make-up during the special forces tour was scarier then ever before or after. 

The show is a promo event with tracks from "Flush The Fashion" and "Special Forces" albums plus some vintage tunes from his golden days. The show was recorded in Paris in December 1981 just before the launching of the "Special Forces" european tour. The first part of the broadcast was filmed in several typical and touristic places of Paris : le Sacré-Coeur church, la Rue Saint-Denis, Pigalle, and the Centre Beaubourg. Most of the songs seen here remain officially unreleased to this day.

The band: Alice Cooper (vocals) / Duane Hitchings (keyboards) / John Raymond Nitzinger Jr (guitar) / Eric Scott Pilipowitz (bass guitar) / Graig Kramph (drums) / Mike Pinera (guitar)

Intro / Generation Lanslide '81 / Under My Wheels / Clones / Pain / Seven And Seven Is / Prettiest Cop In The Block / You're A Movie / Model Citizen / Cold Ethyl / Only Women Bleed / Go To Hell / Alice Cooper's Self Interview In French / Vicious Rumours (Live) / Eighteen (Live) / Billion Dollar Babies / School's Out (Live) /Who Do You Think We Are (Live)

First posted by Power pop criminals 

Monday, November 01, 2010

John Lees - A Major Fancy

©1972 - LP released Harvest SHSM 2018, July 1977
CD: 3 bonus tracks*, Eagle EAGCD 107, 18th October, 1999

John Lees is best known as guitarist and vocalist with Barclay James Harvest. To date, Lees has only released one solo album, "A major fancy". This was recorded in 1972 when the band was changing labels from Harvest records to Polydor, and was therefore shelved without being released. It eventually gained a commercial release in 1977 on the Harvest Heritage label. A single was recorded in 1974 containing cover versions of The Eagles "Best of my love" and Eric Clapton's "You can't get it". The single is now very collectible, but the songs can be heard on the CD release of the album.

Read more about this album and the lyrics at

Track Listing: 1.Untitled Number 1-Heritage / 2.Child Of The Universe / 3.Kes (A Major Fancy) / 4.Untitled Number 2 / 5.Sweet Faced Jane / 6.Witburg Night / 7.Long Ships / 8.Untitled Number 3 / 9.Please Be With Me* / 10.Best Of My Love* / 11.You Can't Get It*