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Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Rick Wakeman – The Six Wives of Henry VIII       Mike DeGagne: ‘Not only did this album help pave the way for progressive rock, but it also introduced the unbridled energy and overall effectiveness of the synthesizer as a bona fide instrument. Six Wives gave Wakeman his chance to break away from the […]

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Rory Gallagher – Blueprint

      Hal Horowitz: ‘Kicking off with the furious “Walk on Hot Coals” where Rory Gallagher’s stinging guitar and Lou Martin’s insistent piano pounding spar within the context of one of Rory’s classic rockers, Rory Gallagher – Blueprint presents a well rounded picture of Gallagher’s eclectic influences. A jaunty, acoustic run through Big Bill […]

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Alphataurus – Alphataurus

Alphataurus – Alphataurus A group from Milan born in 1970, Alphataurus were one of the many unknown Italian bands who suddenly had a recording deal, made an album and disappeared into oblivion. Having played in some important festivals in 1972, the group was offered by Vittorio De Scalzi of New Trolls a recording deal for his […]

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ZZ Top – Tres Hombres

ZZ Top – Tres Hombres       Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘ZZ Top – Tres Hombres is the record that brought ZZ Top their first Top Ten record, making them stars in the process. It couldn’t have happened to a better record. ZZ Top finally got their low-down, cheerfully sleazy blooze-n-boogie right on this, their […]

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Clearlight – Clearlight Symphony

Clearlight – Clearlight Symphony Clearlight Symphony is a progressive rock album released in 1975 on Virgin Records in the UK. It does not officially have an artist name, but is now regarded as the first album by Clearlight who adopted the name later that year, after briefly using the name Delired Cameleon Family. Side one […]

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Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run

Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run AMG review: Neither the dippy, rustic Wild Life nor the slick AOR flourishes of Red Rose Speedway earned Paul McCartney much respect, so he made the self-consciously ambitious Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run to rebuke his critics. On the surface, Band on the […]

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