The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}

The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}

The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}
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Label: Audio Fidelity | Cat#: AFZ 110 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Younger Than Yesterday was somewhat overlooked at the time of its release during an intensely competitive era that found the Byrds on a commercial downslide. Time, however, has shown it to be the most durable of the Byrds’ albums, with the exception of Mr. Tambourine Man. David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and especially Chris Hillman come into their own as songwriters on an eclectic but focused set blending folk-rock, psychedelia Continue reading “The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967) {2011, Audio Fidelity, 24-Karat Gold CD}”

The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits (1984)

The Turtles - 20 Greatest Hits (1984)

The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits (1984)
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Total Size: 318 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | Cat#: RNCD 5160 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Though they may not have possessed the hip cachet of The Beach Boys or The Byrds, this California combo (led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, a.k.a. Flo and Eddie) were one of the most consistently satisfying, inventive and subversive American pop acts of the ’60s. Shimmering and infectious hits like “Happy Together,” “Elenore,” “You Baby,” “She’d Rather Be with Me,” and their impassioned rendering of Bob Dylan’s, “It Ain’t Me, Babe,” remain some of the era’s loveliest pop-rock tunes Continue reading “The Turtles – 20 Greatest Hits (1984)”

Syd Barrett – Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
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Total Size: 642 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16396 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Opel is a 1988 album compiled from recordings made by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett between 1968 and 1970. The album is a compilation of unreleased material and alternate takes of recordings from sessions for Barrett’s solo albums, The Madcap Laughs and Barrett. Before they were vetoed by Pink Floyd, the album was to include two unreleased tracks that Barrett had worked on while with Pink Floyd, “Scream Thy Last Scream” and “Vegetable Man” Continue reading “Syd Barrett – Opel (1988) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}”

Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
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Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16394 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The Madcap Laughs is the debut solo album by the English singer-songwriter Syd Barrett. It was recorded after Barrett had left Pink Floyd in April 1968. The album had a chequered recording history, with work beginning in mid-1968, but the bulk of the sessions taking place between April and July 1969, for which five different producers were credited − including Barrett Continue reading “Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}”

Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett - Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}

Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}
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Total Size: 513 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music Japan | Cat#: WPCR-16395 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Barrett is the second and final studio album of new material released by former Pink Floyd frontman Syd Barrett. Recording began at Abbey Road Studios on 26 February 1970, and lasted for 15 sessions until 21 July Continue reading “Syd Barrett – Barrett (1970) {2015, Japanese SHM-CD}”

The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)

The Zombies - The EP Collection (1992)

The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)
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Label: See For Miles Records | Cat#: SEECD 358 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Excellent collection of Zombies EPs from 1964 to 1966. Most Americans got turned on to The Zombies after they’d already broken up, via the belated US release of “Time Of The Season.” Casual fans know “Time…,” “She’s Not There” (in both mono and stereo here) and “Tell Her No” Continue reading “The Zombies – The EP Collection (1992)”

Spooky Tooth – The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}

Spooky Tooth - The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}

Spooky Tooth – The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}
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Total Size: 3.90 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal-Island Records | Cat#: 0602547053114 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

The Island Years is a new comprehensive anthology featuring the work British rock band Spooky Tooth who released seven studio albums between 1968 and 1974 Continue reading “Spooky Tooth – The Island Years: An Antology 1967-1974 (2015) {Box Set}”

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum - The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)

Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)
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Label: A&M Records | Cat#: CD3259 | Genre: Psychedelic Rock

Procol Harum is a band that is (these days anyway) rather obscure, but has had a definite influence on rock music, in general, and progressive rock, in particular. “Best Of” albums seldom are that, and whether or not this one is certainly falls under the area of debate. However, the album is a good introduction to the many sides of this complex and intriguing band. For those who only know of the group’s two hits, “Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Conquistador,” the disc provides both of them. However, for the more knowledgeable fans Continue reading “Procol Harum – The Best Of Procol Harum (1972)”