Tag: 70

The Grateful Dead – American Beauty

The Grateful Dead – American Beauty AMG Review: With 1970’s Workingman’s Dead, the Grateful Dead went through an overnight metamorphosis, turning abruptly from tripped-out free-form rock toward sublime acoustic folk and Americana. Taking notes on vocal harmonies from friends Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Dead used the softer statements of their fourth studio album […]

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Derek & the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Derek & the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs AMG Review: Wishing to escape the superstar expectations that sank Blind Faith before it was launched, Eric Clapton retreated with several sidemen from Delaney & Bonnie to record the material that would form Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. From these meager beginnings grew his […]

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Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection

Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: Instead of repeating the formula that made Elton John a success, John and Bernie Taupin attempted their most ambitious record to date for the follow-up to their breakthrough. A loose concept album about the American West, Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection emphasized the pretensions […]

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Sweet Smoke – Just A Poke

Sweet Smoke – Just A Poke Sweet Smoke were a 1960s and 70s psychedelic jazz-rock band. They incorporated many different influences, such as jazz, funk and island rhythms. They were originally formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1967, although the band moved to live as a commune in Germany before the decade was out. They […]

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Trees – The Garden of Jane Delawney

 Trees – The Garden of Jane Delawney       Richie Unterberger: ‘ Divided about half-and-half between traditional folk covers (“The Great Silkie” is the best) and Tobias Boshell originals, this is very much in the mainstream of 1970 British folk-rock. But the material is often plain, and the arrangements simply too drawn-out, even bombastic at […]

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James Taylor – Sweet Baby James

James Taylor – Sweet Baby James Sweet Baby James is singer-songwriter James Taylor’s second album, and his first release on Warner Bros. Records. Released in February 1970, it showcased Taylor’s talents and showed the direction he would take in the early 1970s with the expansion of his career. The album featured one of Taylor’s earliest […]

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Barclay James Harvest – Gone To Earth

Barclay James Harvest – Gone To Earth Barclay James Harvest – Gone To Earth is an album by the English rock group Barclay James Harvest released in 1977. It reached #30 in the UK charts, but in Germany it peaked at #10 and stayed for 197 weeks in the German album charts. As of 2011 […]

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Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water       Bruce Eder: ‘ Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade, and it hasn’t fallen too far down on the list in years since. Apart from the gospel-flavored title track, which took some evolution to […]

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