Tag: 75

Nazareth – Hair Of The Dog

Nazareth – Hair Of The Dog       Donald A. Guarisco: ‘After slowly but surely building a fanbase around the world with albums like Razamanaz and Loud ‘N’ Proud, Nazareth finally hit the big time in 1975 with Hair of the Dog. The title track sets the mood for this stark album of hard […]

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Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent – Ted Nugent     Greg Prato: ‘ After disintegrating the Amboy Dukes in the early ’70s, Ted Nugent finally decided to strike out on his own as a solo star. Even without a recording contract, Nugent toured constantly, built up a fervent following, and created a smoking hard rock quartet with the […]

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Tangerine Dream – Ricochet

Tangerine Dream – Ricochet Glenn Swan: ‘Electronic trio Tangerine Dream embrace their equipment and take their audience on an actual journey through this especially good, two-part showcase recorded live in France and Britain. Featuring the early and memorable lineup of Chris Franke, Edgar Froese, and Peter Baumann, Ricochet continuously evolves to the next plateau of […]

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Ange – Au dela du delire

Ange – Au dela du delire Philippe Margotin: ‘Propulsé au sommet du rock symphonique français avec Le Cimetière des arlequins, Ange poursuivait sa route avec ce troisième album, sorti en 1974. Concept-album qui retrace “l’incroyable aventure de Godevin le vilain, qui traversa les siècles avec la connaissance pour devenir premier Noé sans eaux, le roi des […]

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Natalie Cole – Inseparable

Natalie Cole – Inseparable       Alex Henderson: ‘When Natalie Cole’s debut album, Inseparable, came out in 1975, many fans of her late father hoped that she would follow his lead and embrace jazz and pre-rock pop. But Inseparable doesn’t sound anything like a Nat “King” Cole session, and it wasn’t until 1991’s Unforgettable […]

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Harmonium – Si On Avait Besoin D’une Cinquième Sainson

Harmonium – Si On Avait Besoin D’une Cinquième Sainson Folk prog masters from Canada HARMONIUM released several brilliant albums in the 70’s with “Si on avait…” representing perhaps my favourite of all of thier releases. HARMONIUM’s music tends to resonate on the light side of things with its brilliant and crisp piano accents and happy […]

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Druid – Toward The Sun

Druid – Toward The Sun AMG Review: Although it’s not on the same level as the best progressive bands — the drums and keyboards are not really up to the challenge presented by the guitars — this album has been rather unfairly written off by some music critics. Their debut begins with their strongest composition: “Voices,” […]

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Chris Squire – Fish Out of Water

Chris Squire – Fish Out of Water       Fish Out of Water is the only solo album by English bass guitarist Chris Squire. Chris Squire – Fish Out of Water was released in 1975 on Atlantic Records during a period of inactivity from his progressive rock band Yes. Bill Bruford and Patrick Moraz […]

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Andrés Segovia – The Intimate Guitar

Andrés Segovia – The Intimate Guitar This is one of Andrés Segovia’s last recordings. I’m guessing these later records haven’t been released on CD because Segovia recorded plenty of material when he was in his prime. Though he was 83 years old when he made this record, his playing is still enjoyable. Andrés Segovia Torres, 1st […]

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Pulsar – Pollen

 Pulsar – Pollen Progarchives: Very much Floydian sounds for this good spacey and atmospheric album from this French band. Music is VERY quiet but really pleasant. Submerged with keys and featuring good fluting as well. Some “Ange” influences as well (“Apaisement”) during which the flute play from Roland Richard is just sublime. One of my […]

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Mahavishnu Orchestra – Visions of the Emerald Beyond

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Visions of the Emerald Beyond AMG Review: As the second album to document the second Mahavishnu Orchestra, Visions of the Emerald Beyond isn’t as, well, apocalyptic as its predecessor, yet it does focus more intently on the band itself. Jean-Luc Ponty’s curling electric violin lines help give this Mahavishnu band a more […]

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Van Der Graaf Generator – Godbluff

Van Der Graaf Generator – Godbluff Godbluff is the fifth album released by Van der Graaf Generator. It is their first disc after they reformed in 1975. It features a tighter, more pared-down sound than the band’s earlier recordings with John Anthony. Hammill makes extensive use of the Hohner Clavinet D6 electromechanical keyboard, which he […]

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Milton Nascimento – Minas

Milton Nascimento – Minas        Alvaro Neder: ‘Milton Nascimento – Minas is another of the must-have classic albums by Milton Nascimento. This CD reissue of the LP released in 1975 had a digital remastering in Abbey Road studios, London. The album opens with the wonderful “Minas” (Novelli), a tribute to all sacred music […]

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America – History: America’s Greatest Hits

America – History: America’s Greatest Hits       History: America’s Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by American folk rock trio America, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1975. It was a success in the United States, reaching number 3 on the Billboard album chart and being certified multi-platinum by the RIAA. It […]

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Hawkwind – Warrior on the Edge of Time

Hawkwind – Warrior on the Edge of Time Warrior on the Edge of Time is Hawkwind’s fifth studio album. It reached number 13 on the UK album charts and was their third and last album to make the US Billboard chart, where it peaked at number 150. Many of the lyrics are by Michael Moorcock […]

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Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic

Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic AMG review: After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and […]

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10CC – The Original Soundtrack

10CC – The Original Soundtrack AMG review: 10cc’s third album, The Original Soundtrack, finally scored them a major hit in the United States, and rightly so; “I’m Not in Love” walked a fine line between self-pity and self-parody with its weepy tale of a boy who isn’t in love (really!), and the marvelously lush production […]

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Queen – A Night At The Opera

Queen – A Night At The Opera A Night at the Opera is the fourth studio album by British rock group Queen, released in November 1975. Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. A commercial success, Queen – A Night At […]

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