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T.Rex – Unicorn

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Donovan – 25 Years In Concert

This album was originally released under the name RISING.

Rising is the third live album, and twentieth album overall, from British singer-songwriter Donovan. It was released on Permanent Records in 1990 (LP and CD). The live versions of Donovan’s hits guaranteed that Rising would receive a release in both the United States and United Kingdom. Rising was retitled The Classics Live in the United States, 25 Years in Concert in Europe and Atlantis in the UK for marketing reasons. Since the release of Rising, there have been many reissues of the songs from the album under many different titles.

Rising was supposedly recorded sporadically from 1982 through 1986 at various live concerts during different world tours. However after careful research the songs on the album came from are revealed as a U.S. tour in 1971 and from the Cambridge Folk Festival of 1981.

Biography

Donovan (Donovan Phillips Leitch, born 10 May 1946, in Maryhill, Glasgow), is a British singer-songwriter and guitarist. Emerging from the British folk scene, he developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music.

Donovan came to fame in the United Kingdom in early 1965 with a series of live performances on the pop TV series, Ready Steady Go!, and his popularity spread to the US and other countries. After signing with the British label, Pye Records in 1965, he recorded a handful of singles and two albums in the folk music vein. After extricating himself from his original management contract, he began a long and successful collaboration with leading independent record producer Mickie Most, scoring a string of hits in the UK, the US, Australia and other countries, including several British and American #1 hits and million-selling records. Donovan was the first artist to be signed to CBS/Epic Records by then-new Administrative Vice President Clive Davis, who later became head of the CBS Record empire.

Donovan was one of the leading British recording artists of his day. He produced a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970. He became a friend of leading pop musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones, Bruce Springsteen, and The Beatles. He influenced both John Lennon and Paul McCartney when he taught them his finger-picking guitar style in 1968. Donovan’s commercial fortunes waned after he parted ways with Mickie Most in 1969, and he left the music industry for a time.

He continued to perform and record sporadically in the 1970s and 1980s, but gradually fell from favour. His gentle musical style and hippie image was scorned by critics, especially after the advent of punk rock. Donovan withdrew from performing and recording several times during his career, but he underwent a revival in the 1990s with the emergence of the rave scene in Britain. Late in the decade, he recorded the 1996 album Sutras with producer and long-time fan Rick Rubin and released a new album, Beat Cafe, in 2004.

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T.Rex – A Beard Of Stars

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Queen – The Game

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Various Artists – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Era – 1961 – Still Rockin’

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Moody Blues – A Question Of Balance

A Question of Balance, released in 1970, is the fifth album by The Moody Blues psychedelic era line-up. The album was an attempt by the group to strip down their well-known lush, psychedelic sound in order to be able to better perform the songs in concert. In order to be able to play as many new songs as possible from their new album live, the group decided (temporarily) to abandon their method of heavy overdubbing for A Question of Balance.

For the first time, The Moody Blues used political strife as a basis for songwriting with the UK number two hit in May 1970, “Question”, which dealt with the controversy resulting from the ongoing Vietnam War.

Released in 1970, the album reached #1 in the UK and #3 in the U.S. However, the group would abandon the stripped-down sounds of A Question of Balance for the lusher sounds of their next two albums, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and Seventh Sojourn.

In March 2006 the album was remastered into SACD format and repackaged with six extra tracks.

In 2008 a remaster for standard audio CD was issued with the same bonus tracks.

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Big Country – Live Hits

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Bukka White – The Blues Collection Volume 23

Track Listing

01. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues (2:36)
02. Bukka’s Jitterbug Swing (2:39)
03. Special Stream Line (2:49)
04. High Fever Blues (2:50)
05. District Attorney Blues (2:41)
06. Fixin’ to Die Blues (2:49)
07. Black Train Blues (2:57)
08. Strange Place Blues (2:52)
09. Where Can I Change My Clothes (2:59)
10. Sleepy Man Blues (2:51)
11. Parchman Farm Blues (2:38)
12. Good Gin Blues (2:23)
13. Pinebluff Arkansas (2:50)
14. Shake ‘Em on Down (3:00)
15. The New Frisco Train (2:59)
16. The Panama Limited (3:09)
17. I Am in the Heavenly Way (3:03)
18. Promise True & Grand (3:03)

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Billy Joel – 2,000 Years The Millenium Concert

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Moody Blues – Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

Track Listing

Side One
“Procession” (Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas) – 4:40
“The Story in Your Eyes” (Hayward) – 2:57
“Our Guessing Game” (Thomas) – 3:34
“Emily’s Song” (Lodge) – 3:41
“After You Came” (Edge) – 4:37
Side Two
“One More Time to Live” (Lodge) – 5:41
“Nice to Be Here” (Thomas) – 4:24
“You Can Never Go Home” (Hayward) – 4:14
“My Song” (Pinder) – 6:20

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