December 26, 2013

Santana - Festival (1976)
























Side A
A1.   Carnaval   (2:15)
A2.   Let the Children Play   (3:28)
A3.   Jugando Areas   (2:12)
A4.   Give Me Love   (4:29)
A5.   Verão Vermelho   (5:00)
A6.   Let the Music Set You Free   (3:39)

Side B
B1.   Revelations   (4:37)
B2.   Reach Up   (5:23)
B3.   The River   (4:53)
B4.   Try a Little Harder   (5:04)
B5.   Maria Caracoles   (4:32)

Release:  1976
Label:  CBS Records
Catalog#  86020

Cat Stevens - Numbers (1975)
























Side A
A1.   Whistlestar   (3:46)
A2.   Novim’s Nightmare   (3:50)
A3.   Majik of Majiks    (4:30)
A4.   Drywood    (4:53)

Side B
B1.   Banapple Gas   (3:07)
B2.   Land o’ Freelove & Goodbye   (2:50)
B3.   Jzero   (3:44)
B4.   Home   (4:09)
B5.   Monad’s Anthem  (2:43)

Release: 1975
Label:  Island Records
Catalog#  89680 GT

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Golden Earring - Contraband (1976)
























Side A
A1.  Bombay   (3:52)
A2.  Sueleen   (5:40)
A3.  Con Man   (7:10)

Side B
B1.  Mad Love’s Comin’   (7:45)
B2.  Fighting Windmills   (4:38)
B3.  Faded Jeans   (5:07)
B4.  Time’s Up   (3:52)

Release:  1976
Label:  Polydor Records
Catalog#  2310491

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December 25, 2013

Blondie - Autoamerican (1980)

















Artist:  Blondie
Title:  Autoamerican
Release:  1980
Format:  LP
Label:  Chrysalis Records
Genre:  Dance, Pop, Rap
Catalog#  202987

“Autoamerican” is the fifth studio album by the US new wave band Blondie. It was released in November 1980. The album proved to be a radical departure for the band, with opening track “Europa” setting the pace. The track was a dramatic instrumental overture featuring orchestral arrangements and ending with vocalist Debbie Harry reciting a poem about the importance of the car in American society. Besides rock and pop tracks, the band explored a wide range of other musical genres; “Here’s Looking At You” and “Faces” show jazz and blues influences, the reggae hit “The Tide Is High” was a cover of The Paragons 1965 Jamaican ska hit, whereas “Rapture” combined funk, rock, jazz, and even saw them embracing the then budding genre of rap. The closing track, “Follow Me”, was a cover of a torch song from Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1960 Broadway musical Camelot, based on the King Arthur legend.
The band released two singles from this album, “The Tide Is High” and “Rapture”.

Side One
1.  Europa   (3:31)
2.  Live It Up   (4:09)
3.  Here’s Looking at You   (2:58)
4.  The Tide Is High   (4:39)
5.  Angels on the Balcony   (3:47)
6.  Go Through It   (2:40)

Side Two
1.  Do the Dark   (3:51)
2.  Rapture   (6:30)
3.  Faces   (3:51)
4.  T-Birds   (3:56)
5.  Walk Like Me   (3:44)
6.  Follow Me   (3:01)

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The J. Geils Band - Showtime (1982)

















Artist:  The J. Geils Band
Title:  Showtime
Release:  1983
Format:  LP
Label:  EMI Records
Catalog#  1C 064-400144

“Showtime!” is the 13th album (and third live album) by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1982. It was recorded in Detroit, Michigan.
 Basically, this is a snap-shot of those shows. It’s about 1/3 of the actual concert, it makes you want more. This includes hits like “Centerfold” and “Love Stinks”, but it’s gems like “I’m Falling” and “Stoop Down #39″ that make it a great album. From the start of “Jus’ Can’t Stop Me” to the last cheers of “Land of a Thousand Dances”. If you like hot, sweaty, blues-based boogie rock played with a good-time frenetic approach, J. Geils is the band for you, and any of their aforementioned live albums will represent nicely.

Side One
1.  Jus´ Can’t Stop Me   (3:44)
2.  Just Can’t Wait   (3:27)
3.  Till the Walls Come Tumblin’ Down   (3:31)
4.  Sanctuary   (3:49)
5.  I’m Falling   (6:01)
6.  Love Rap (5:14)

Side Two
1.  Love Stinks   (3:28)
2.  Stoop Down #39   (5:56)
3.  I Do   (3:04)
4   Centerfold   (4:03)
5.  Land of a Thousand Dances   (5:41)

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December 22, 2013

Various - The Secret Policeman´s Concert (1982) - Lp


Artist:   Various Artists
Title:   The Secret Policeman´s Concert
Year:   1982
Format:   LP
Label:   Island
Catalog#   204368

Recorded at “The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball” – The 1981 Amnesty International Gala, at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London on 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th september 1981.
On this album Sting performs solo versions of “Roxanne” and “Message in a bottle”. Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton Jammin´. He accompanies himself, strumming simply on electric guitar. He also sings the lead vocals on (Bob Dylan’s) “I shall be released”, together with a full band (including Phil Collins and Eric Clapton).
An amazing version of Bob Geldolf doing his boomtown rats song. Phil Collins at his absolute best. And Donvan not letting go of the 70s.


Side one
1.   Sting - Roxanne    (3:06)
2.   Sting - Message In A Bottle   (3:44)
3.   Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton - ‘Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers   (3:47)
4.   Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton - Farther Up The Road    (4:46)
5.   Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton - Crossroads    (4:15)
6.   Bob Geldof & Johnny Fingers - I Don’t Like Mondays   (4:549

Side two
1.   Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (Acoustic Guitar: Daryl Stuermer)    (5:10)
2.   Phil Collins - The Roof Is Leaking (Banjo: Daryl Stuermer)    (3:34)
3.   Donovan - The Universal Soldier    (3:00)
4.   Donovan - Catch The Wind (Double Bass: Danny Thompson)   (2:32)
5.   The Secret Police - I Shall Be Released    (9:20)

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