16 Horsepower,Calexico,Iron & Wine: Americana masterpieces albums

 

16 Horsepower- Folklore(2004)NE.Orig.Volkoren WAV 16-44
Performer – David Eugene Edwards, Jean-Yves Tola, Pascal Humbert
First pressing on vinyl, strictly limited to 300 copies.

 

“Folklore”,is the Five album of 16 Horsepower.
The music seems affected by old folk styles,and white gospel.
The vocals of David Eugene Edwards shows,a wonderful sense of craft.
This is a landmark of alt-country genre,with the brooding of gothic tones.
The music wears the listener,to the depresion of deepest US rural states.

 

Tracklist

 

A1 Hutterite Mile

A2 Outlaw Song

A3 Blessed Persistence

A4 Alone And Forsaken

A5 Single Girl

 

 

16 Horsepower- Folklore,Side A,LP in WAV 16 bits

 

 

 

B1 Beyond The Pale

B2 Horse Head Fiddle

B3 Sinnerman

B4 Flutter

B5 La Robe A Parasol

 

 

16 Horsepower- Folklore,Side B,LP in WAV 16 bits

 

 

Calexico | Iron & Wine- In The Reins(2005)Touch and Go 12″ WAV 16-44

 

 

This is a collaboration album between,two Indie Folk band´s.
Iron & Wine´s, Sam Beam wrote all the songs,and sings with emotional depth.
Pedal steels,vibraphone,and meandering trumpets lead the music to the wide-screen West.
I could hightly recommend Calexico´s “The black light” and “Hot rail” (2nd and third albums).
Then,Iron & Wine “The creek drank the cradle”,“Our endless numbered days”,“The Shepherd´s dog”(First three albums),are trademarks too.

 

 

Tracklist

 

A1 He Lays In The Reins

A2 Prison On Route 41

A3 History Of Lovers

 

 

 

 

 

Calexico | Iron & Wine,Side A,12″ in WAV 16 bits

 

 

 

B1 Red Dust

B2 Sixteen, Maybe Less

B3 Burn That Broken Bed

B4 Dead Man’s Will

 

 

Calexico | Iron & Wine,Side B,12” in WAV 16 bits

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

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Julian Cope – 20 Mothers(95)UK.Orig. Echo 2lp purple WAV 16-44

Musicologist,writer,and frontman in one´s of the best post-punk group,

Teardrop Explodes.

Teardrop´s love the psychedelic-pop,Krautrock,and space rock.
Julian Cope solo albums,“Saint Julian”,“Peggy Suicide”...have commercial success overseas,and in the  UK.
Cope wrote “Krautrocksampler”,a critically acclaimed guide to German space rock,“Japrocksampler”how the post-war Japanese blew their minds on rock n´roll,“Head-On” Memories of the Liverpool punk scene,and the story of the Teardrop Explodes.

Julian Cope – “20 Mothers”(95)UK.Orig. Echo 2lp purple WAV 16-44

Cope,on his fatherhood-inspired “20 Mothers”(His wife and daughters appears on the covers photos) creates 20 songs very variety,and different to early material.
Musically has similar feeling to “Autogeddon” album,with plenty of neo-psychedelic tracks “Wheelbarrow Man”,“I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud”,”1995″,Can Krautrock style “Girl-Call”,a quirky synth-pop tracks,“Just Like Pooh Bear”,“Leli B.”,“Adam & Eve Hit The Road”,and even a electronics “When I Walk Through The Land Of Fear”.

 

 

Style: Pop Rock, Space Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Tracklist

 

Phase One,LP in WAV 16 bits

A1 Wheelbarrow Man
A2 I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud
A3 Try Try Try
A4 Stone Circles ‘N’ You
A5 Queen/Mother
A6 I’m Your Daddy

 

Phase Two,LP in WAV 16 bits

B7 Highway To The Sun
B8 1995
B9 By The Light Of The Silbury Moon
B10 Adam & Eve Hit The Road
B11 Just Like Pooh Bear

 

Phase Three,LP in WAV 16 bits

C12 Girl-Call
C13 Greedhead Detector
C14 Don’t Take Roots
C15 Senile Get
C16 The Lonely Guy

 

Phase Four,LP in WAV 16 bits

D17 Cryingbabiessleeplessnights
D18 Leli B.
D19 Road Of Dreams
D20 When I Walk Through The Land Of Fear

 

Credits

Arranged By [Horns] – Lord Terry Edwards
Arranged By [Strings], Mixed By – Thighpaulsandra
Drums, Percussion – Rooster
Guitar – Moon-Eye
Guitar, Bass, Mellotron [400] – Julian H
Photography By – Jill Furmanovsky
Producer, Directed By- Julian Cope
Recorded By- Thighpaulsandra (tracks: A1 to B5, C2 to C5, D2 to D4)
Recorded By [Most Of] –Shaun Harvey (tracks: C1, D1)
Synthesizer, Piano – Thighpaulsandra
Written-By – Julian Cope

 

 

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

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Gábor Szabó,el gitano Hungarés

Gábor Szabó va ser un dels més originals guitarristas que van surtir als 60´s,fusionan la música gitana Húngara,al folk-rock i al Jazz.
Szabo,forma un innovatiu quintet(1967-1969),liderat per al guitarrista clásic Jimmy Stewart,Piano-Gary McFarland,Baix-Louis Kabok,Bateria-Jim Keltner,que graban els millors albums “Bacchanal” (68)Skye Records,i “Dreams” (68) Skye Records,a més,incorporan versions folk rock “Ferris Wheel”,i ”Sunshine Superman” de Donovan,per fer una música més comercial.

La meva conexió amb la música de Szabo,va ser a la botiga de Jazz a Barcelona Fresh Sound Records,quan vaig promocionar a las firas del disc de Utrech i Brussels,als 2 lps que van editar,una reedició espectacular amb gravacions procedent de masters,i una molt cuidada doble portada de vinil impresa.

Al 1974,Szabo va tocar a l’estudi de la radio amb destacats representants del Jazz Hungarés.
En aquesta gravació,els músics que l´acompanyaven eran: Pege Aladár,Kőszegi Imre,Másik János(Piano)

 

Gravació de 2 Singles originals USA en format digital WAV 24 bits,

 

-Theme of Valley of the Dolls/Sunshine Superman US.Orig. SKYE 451 Single(68)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.”Theme of Valley of the Dolls”,Single recorded in WAV 24 bits

B.Sunshine Superman

Single recorded in WAV 24 bits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Bacchanal/The Look of Love US.Orig.Promo SKYE 454 Single (68)

A.Bacchanal

Single recorded in WAV 24 bits

B.The Look of Love

Single recorded in WAV 24 bits

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The Cosmic Jokers and Ralf-Ulrich Kaiser,The Kosmische Musik label

If Ash Ra Tempel must be included on a top 10 of a Krautrock list,them add Cosmic Jokers to your favourite Krauts bands,as they are a supergroup.
Former Ash R
a Tempel leader,Manuel Göttsching,was walking and come to a record shop in Berlin,and listen an album playing.He heard a cosmic-jam session,

“What record is it?
Oh,it´s the Cosmic Jokers,lp”.

Manuel looked at his own photograph on the back sleeve,also pictures of Hurgen & Harald from Wallenstein,Dieter Dieks,and Klaus Schulze.

Them,he knows than producer and manager guru Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser,have only paid a session fee in 1973,at the studio recording,apparently the musicians were all high on drugs(Involved with Timothy Leary,on this acid rave) and didn’t even notice they were being recorded and made three lps.

The lp was fantastic,two jam side freak-outs,with a lot of wha-wha phase guitar,Mellotrons and synth effects
Rolf& Gille Lettman made this fabulous trip mixing those cosmic-jam sessions,and did those Cosmic classics albums,“Planeten Sit-In”,”Cosmic Jokers” and “Galactic Supermarket”.

 

The Cosmic Jokers Featuring Klaus Schulze- The Cosmic Jokers(75) FR.Re. Cosmic Music(75)Quadrophonic LP

Tracklist

A Galactic Joke 22:38
B Cosmic Joy 19:24

 

Credits

Bass, Mixed By – Dieter Dierks
Design – Peter Geitner
Drums – Harald Groflkopf
Guitar- Manuel Göttsching
Keyboards – Jurgen Dollase
Photography By – Marcel Fugëre
Producer – Gille Lettmann, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser
Synthesizer [Featuring] – Klaus Schulze

 

Notes
French issue on the Cosmic Music label distributed by Barclay / CPF, released in 1975.
Original Copyright with Ohr Musik is 1974.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

If you have a piece of vintage audio that you would like digitized,please contact me.

 

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

1. Cassette tape recorded from vinil lp source.Them,digital transfer from cassette source in WAV 16 bits.

The Cosmic Jokers Featuring Klaus Schulze LP, (Recorded with cassette tape)

2.Vinyl lp digital transfer to WAV 16 BITS.

The Cosmic Jokers Featuring Klaus Schulze,LP in WAV 16 bits

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Affinity- Affinity(70) -Ger.Reissue(2014) Repertoire lp

This is one`s of the best UK progressive rock albums of all times.
Plenty of Hammond and guitar,and showing the best of Emerson,Lake &Palmer,
King Crimson,or Yes,but also with early Progressive Jazz imprint,like Soft Machine
and Kevin Ayers,Julie Driscoll,releases.
Affinity unique lp,was edited by the band in 1970,and led by frontwoman Linda Hoyle,with a voice very soulful and bluesy,too,for example on Dylan´s track “All along the watchtower”.

 

The original UK,first press Vertigo release has better dynamics(Vocal with more puch,and more presence in the instruments),in comparison with stock counterparts reissues,and bootlegs,than came from cd source.
But if you want to purchase later reissue lp,I could recommend this one official reissue,on Repertoire label.

Credits
Bass – Mo Foster
Design, Photography By – Keef 
Drums, Percussion – Grant Serpell
Engineer [@Island] –Frank Owen
Engineer [@Trident] – Robin Cable
Guitar –Mike Jopp
Lacquer Cut By – MILES
Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Harpsichord, Vibraphone – Lynton Naiff
Producer – John Anthony
Typography [Type Design]- Sandy Field
Vocals – Linda Hoyle

Notes
180 Gram Gatefold sleeve,with custom replica retro finish.
Half speed mastering at Abbey Road Studios.Cut by Miles Showell.

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

If you have a piece of vintage audio that you would like digitized,please contact me.

Affinity- Affinity(70) -Ger.Reissue(2014) Repertoire lp WAV 16 bits

A vinyl rip

Tracklist

 

A1 I Am And So Are You
A2 Night Flight
A3 I Wonder If I Care As Much
A4 Mr. Joy

 

 

 

 

 

Side A

 

B1 Three Sisters
B2 Coconut Grove
B3 All Along The Watchtower

 

 

 

 

Side B

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Help Yourself – Beware The Shadow(73)US.Orig.United Artist lp

Known as “The Helps“,were an English rock band from early 70´s,than does gigs
with Wales Man band,to promotion their albums.
Played “British Americana” like other British bands,as Man or Brinsley Schwarz.
Their style is close to US,Southern rock and west coast,like Grateful Dead and Quicksilver.


On their first lp,in more psychedelic style,the five-piece personnel were,
Dave Charles on drums
Reichard Treece on bass
Malcolm Morley guitar
Ernie Graham guitar,singer (ex-Eire Apparent)
Jojo Glemser guitar

 

 

 

On this third album,“Beware the shadow”,there is a psychedelic extended jam song,“Reaffirmation”,and Malcolm Morley,was the front-man and writer.

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

If you have a piece of vintage audio that you would like digitized,please contact me.

 

A vinyl rip

Help Yourself-Beware The Shadow(73)US.Orig.United Artist FLAC 24 bits

A1 Alabama Lady

A2 Reaffirmation

A3 Calapso

B1 She’s My Girl

B2 Molly Bake Bean

B3 American Mother

B4 Passing Through

Credits
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Alto Vocals – Malcolm Morley
Bass, Guitar, Vocals – Paul Burton
Cover – Annie
Drums, Percussion – Dave Charles
Engineer [Re-Mix Engineer] – Anton Matthews
Engineer [Recording Engineer]- Kingsley Ward, Ralph Downs
Lead Guitar – Richard Treece
Producer – Help Yourself

 

 

 

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Blue Cheer-Oh! Pleasant Hope(71)US.Orig.Philips Promo LP

Blue Cheer,was an American hard rock band from(ends 60´s-earlies 70´s),based in San Francisco.
“Oh! Pleasant Hope”,is the sixth album on their discography.
On the song “I´m the light”,features the use of Sitar and synth,inusual on other albums by Blue Cheer.
While “Money troubles” and “Ecological Blues” are more oriented blues rock tunes,and “Traveling man” features country,other songs like,“Hiway man”,“Believer”,“Lester the arrester” and “Heart full of soul”,are in Southern rock,style .

Great guitar and vocal,Gary Lee Yoder,features previous an LP on the KAK band in 1969,a great psychedelic collector lp.

I can do recordings to be transfered in digital source

the most rare original pressings,are hard-to-find albums than often sound far superior to any reissues.Instead to pay an audio engineer,new labels use a quick mastering process than loose dynamics and destructive audio,to save money.

I have submitted masters to record labels and released digitizations with quite good dynamics.

If you have a piece of vintage audio that you would like digitized,please contact me.

 

A vinyl rip

This vinyl recording,in FLAC 24 bits,is sourced from an US original vinyl LP edition,and not that later lp reisued by the Italian label,Akarma,and bad mastered from cd format.

Blue Cheer -Oh! Pleasant Hope(71)US.Orig.Philips Promo

A1 Hiway Man

A2 Believer

A3 Money Troubles

A4 Traveling Man

B1 Oh! Pleasant Hope

B2 I’m The Light

B3 Ecological Blues

B4 Lester The Arrester

B5 Heart Full Of Soul

Credits
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals Gary Yoder
Art Direction Des Strobel
Bass Doug Killmer, Jim Keylor
Design [Album] John Craig
Dobro, Guitar, Backing Vocals Kent Housman
Drums, Guitar, Sitar, Vocals, Cover [Cover Concept] Norman Mayell
Engineer Mark Harman
Engineer, Engineer [Remix Engineer] George Horn
Guitar Dehner Patten, Jack May
Guitar, Vocals Dr. Richard Peddicord
HarpCynthia Jobse
Piano, Organ, Bass Ralph Kellogg*
Producer Blue Cheer, Eric Albronda
Saxophone Ronald Stallings
Trumpet [Mouth] Bob Gurland
Vocals, Bass Dickie Peterson

 

 

 

Notes
Radio Station white label LP promo

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Concerts de la época als 80´s : Aviador Dro,Linea Vienesa,The Residents

AVIADOR DRO
Grupo pionero de la movida de Madrid,con un estilo minimal y Synth-pop.
Discipulos de Residents,Throbbing Gristle o Devo,el Aviador Dro y sus Obreros Especializados,es un colectivo de actores,musicos e intelectuales,que se disfrazan con monos y trajes futuristas.
Creen en un mundo distópico de robots y futuro post-nuclear.
Del mismo colectivo,tambien son Esplendor Geometrico,grupo Industrial de culto.
Con teclados,sintetizadores y cajas de ritmo,prueban de emular a los Kraftwerk
con melodias de pop pegadizo como,“Selector de Frecuencias”.

Mientras miraba por la tv el programa “La edad de Oro”,llamó un amigo y cuenta que el próximo fin de semana tocaran El Aviador Dro en Zeleste,y que compre la entrada porque se van a agotar.
En este concierto,presentaron su primer lp,“Alas sobre el mundo”.

Aviador Dro-En directo,Zeleste Barcelona,22-01-1983

Stereo Cassette,grabado “On air”.WAV 16 BITS

LINEA VIENESA
Otro grupo de tecno pop electronico,Linea Vienesa,naive,nostalgico y elegante,pasan del glamour de los Roxy Music al rock siniestro de Souxsie.
El LP,fué editado por el sello indie electrónico de Domestica records,con un gran artwork echo a mano por el diseñador Jordi Serrano,gracias a unas cintas originales demo de 1981.
Carlos Berlanga,fundador de Kaka de Luxe,es autor de los temas ‘Cangrejos en la cocina’ o ‘Morir en primavera’.
La actuación fue en el Rock-Ola de Madrid en 1981,grabada del Diario Pop de Ordovas.

Linea Vienesa-Diario Pop,Ordovas,Radio 3

WAV 16 BITS

THE RESIDENTS
Los Residents editan el album “The Mole Show” acerca del apocalipsis,un desastre de proporciones bíblicas.
“Mark of the mole”,nos habla de una raza primitiva “Los Moles”,que viven en el subsuelo.
Una tormenta les hace abandonar sus agujeros,y se ven obligados a emigrar al mundo dominado por una raza superior de mutantes mecánicos “Los Chubs”,que les quieren esclavizar.Al final acaban enfrentandose….
Los Residents actuan e interpretan “Mole Show” en Studio 54,la mayoría del público no comprendió este espectáculo.
Un álbum muy interesante y valido para prestar su atención.

The Residents.En directo Studio 54,gira Mole Show Barcelona 16-06-1983

Stereo Cassette,grabado “On air”.WAV 16 BITS

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Peter Hammill.Sala Cibeles,Barcelona 12 NOV. 1986

British pop star,Peter Hammill,ex-Van Der Graaf Generator,played in Barcelona,Sala Cibeles,on 1986.
Can´t tell the essential difference between the VDGG stuff and Hammill’s solo stuff,maybe the progressive rock VDGG,were one´s of the pioners of their time.
I myself remember,when in my school times purchased VDGG-“Pawn Hearts”,and King Crimson-“In the court”,on a local record store,Gay & Company,the same people than brings the Rolling Stones,to gig in Barcelona on 1976.
Peter Hammill´s voice,describe sadness and anguish,and it was a memorable concert played alone with the acoustic guitar and piano.

Here,you could find some pop stars,talking about this great poet and musician,

VDGG-” did some music that was pretty far ahead of their time” (The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne)

“They were the very best, much darker than all the other bands of that era.” (Phil Collins)

“I discovered him in 1973. I was smoking a lot of pot, hanging around in darkened rooms, listening to music. One day I heard his album Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night. I knew a bit about Van der Graaf Generator [Hammill’s band], and that was it. It fitted in with what I was feeling ñ a bit out of my head, a bit depressed. I immediately wanted to collect his records” (Stephen Morris,Joy Division/New Order)

Bowie,”is asking his artist liaison manager to pick him up a few LPs at the record store before leaving for Switzerland that night.One of the albums is ìThe Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Domeî by Van der Graaf”.

Rotten / Lydon ,”has long been a fan of Hammill / VdGG and in 1977 he was given ample air time on a now-famous Capital Radio broadcast where he brought in his fave records to play, and shocked the audience by playing Hammill, Can, Beefheart, and others that no one would have dreamed he liked”.

Hammill played songs from some solo albums like,”Fools Made”,”The Quiet zone/The pleasure dome”,”In Camera”,”The Future Now”,”Patience”.
Until that period in 1986,PH recorded about 24 albums.

Peter Hammill.Sala Cibeles,Barcelona 12 NOV. 1986
WAV 16-44.100,Calidad CD,DR9

01.”My room”
02.”Just good friends”
03.”Vision” (Fool´s Mate),1971
04.”Shell” (Skin),1986
05.”Too many of my Yesterdays”
06.”Time Heals”
07.”The Comet,The Course,The Tail” (In Camera),1974
08.”Time for a change”
09.”Sign” (Sitting Targets)
10.”Last frame” (The Quiet Zoe/The Pleasure dome)
11.”Patient” (Patience),1983
12.”The Future now” (The Future Now),1978
13.”Losing faith in words”
14.”Confidence”
15.”Ophelia”
16.”Sleep Now”

Peter Hammill.Sala Cibeles,Barcelona 1986

Live cassette tape recording,captured “On air”,WAV 16 bits.

WAV 16 BITS audio format

Peter Hammill.Plaza de la Catedral,Barcelona 25-09-1988

Live cassette tape recording,captured “On air”,WAV 16 bits.

My room
too many of my yesterdays
Vision
Just good friends
¿?
Sign
Time for a change
¿?
Patient
¿?
Time to burn
Mirror images
Stranger still

Some pleasantly strummed acoustic guitar,a little bit distorted strong vocal from Hammill
which sung in front of a few thousand people,during Barcelona,La Mercé,local festivity.

Peter Hammill.Plaza de la Catedral,Barcelona 1988

WAV 16 BITS audio format


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Robert Forster-Live full concert,en Acustic,L´Auditori 20-11-19

Robert Forster un dels musics mes influents de la escena New Wave dels anys 80´s,va presentar en acustic,el seu seté album “Inferno”.
Cantant i guitarrista de la llegendaria banda Australiana The Go-Betweens,
actuó en solitari amb només una guitarra acustica,troban a faltar que toques amb una banda de rock.
Al Set list,va interpretar temas clássics dels Go-Betweenes,
-“Born to a family”
-“Spirit I´m alright”
-“Clouds”
-“Spring rain”
També temas del seu últim disc,”Inferno”,
-“Life Has Turned a Page”
-“One Bird in the Sky”
-“Inferno (Brisbanne in Summer)”
i altres temas dels seus darrers albums en solitari,
-“Surfin magazines”
Magnific escritor,poeta,i gran narrador,va contar historias de bars a Brisbane quan era als Go-Betweens,o com va escriure una cançó a una novia.

Aquest es al concert integre grabat “On air”,en format WAV qualitat cd,16 bits

Robert Forster-En Acustic,L´Auditori 20-11-19

WAV 16 BITS audio format

Recomenacions de una amplia discografia,
The Go-Betweens-“Liberty Belle and the black diamond express”
-Robert Forster-“Danger in the past”
-Robert Forster-“Inferno”

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