Todd says:. December 10, at Why ie every damn record coming out on color vinyl now… This is becoming a joke. MichaelM says:. December 19, at December 6, at Bob Dudek says:. Julian J Hancock says:. December 7, at Everything their previous works promised is fulfilled here.
The pop rock songs are a little bit more handmade for the mass, but still in a good way. It offers everything a romantic soundtrack needs, a mix from oldies and some new songs, from Elvis Costello and Al Green to Shania Twain and Bill Withers. The original music was composed by Trevor Jones. The album was released in It preceded several changes in style to rather diverse styles of metal, including the traditional heavy metal sound heard in its succeeding album, The Ritual.
With fuzz guitar leads, sitars, clavinets, intricate string arrangements, blaring horn sections and excellent songwriting, Spirit has it all. The signature sound of the band is the combination of heavy tones, versatile drumming and unusual themes. Clever harmonies, a multitude of instruments and intricate vocal arrangements result in an absolute landmark Sixties rock album.
For those who have not given this legendary band a chance, it is worthwhile to do so. It offers some of their most melodic tunes and incredibly tight songwriting. Sardonicus is critically regarded as a landmark of art rock. The exclusive 2LP Collected title covers his music from the '60s until the '00s, including duets with different artists.
In 50 years they recorded more than enough worthwhile material to bundle on 2LPs. The Poco Collected album features songs from different periods and includes some live recordings.
The Americana music has been replaced by the alternative rock melodies. Their musical style is still a mix of rock, blues, jazz and folk. The warm atmosphere is recognizable and it's great from beginning to the piano led end, a charming, energetic and lively album.
As one of the most successful Belgian music acts they sold over than 7 million albums. The Americana influences are still prominent in his sound, but the edges are rougher and the songs harder. In , it was voted as the number one all-time progressive rock album in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone, beating Rush's and Close to the Edge by Yes.
Hip-hop combined with a traditional string orchestra and even a hint of '70s jazz instrumentation as a nod to the original Creed film.
It is sophisticated, adventurous and anything but defensive, and it captures a great band sounding better than ever. As one of the pioneers in this genre they recorded a bunch of deep soundscapes, combining the best of different genres.
This debut can be seen as the highlight of their career, capturing the true spirit of this raw and communal musical movement. He mainly became famous in the underground scene during the years after release, but nowadays it's known as an important album in early '90s hip-hop. The man crosses into blues, jazz, folk, Arababic music and more, often in the same song.
It's an essential album and one of the greatest instrumental acoustic guitar records released in the 's. Cypress Hill are one of the main progenitors of West Coast hip hop in the early s, releasing several critically acclaimed albums. Keb' Mo' crafted a warm, wry, blues-informed version of pop Americana. The main difference with the previous albums was they putted more emphasis on the guitar, which led to a slightly 'heavier' sound than Batmobile had before.
It is an uncompromisingly and raw album, where Das EFX changed their style to one with harder edges. It's a collection of rootsy hard rock songs, featuring guest appearances by the other Guns N' Roses members, guitarist Ryan Roxie, Pixies vocalist Frank Black and others. This lost classic contains some of his best songs, including the energetic rocking title track and The Rolling Stones cover "Dead Flowers", featuring Axl Rose on vocals.
Blue Smoke reflects the character of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee where Dolly Parton grew up, and the tone to an extent harks back to the rootsy, back-to-basics albums she put out at the turn of the 21st century. This self-titled album was Pastorius' solo debut and was originally released in The bass pieces are excellent and a good showcase of how skilful and talented Jaco was.
The music swings back and forth, to amplify Travis' deteriorating mental state. Layered atop the two key components are harps, woodwinds, and even noises of the city, like a nearby drum kit or the music of a theater.
Bowie contributed a piece of music to the film; his so-called "Revolutionary Song", played by a band called The Rebels. Later it became a collector's item. The title track included on this 7 inch is one of Francois' finest pieces of music. The song written by keyboardist Ernst Jansz achieved a number 1 position in the Top In addition to the keyboards, Ernst also took care of the majority of the vocals work.
This RSD-release contains 9 songs written by the Belgian band. The iconic soundtrack, recorded on a tiny budget, was written by the jazz prodigy Roy Budd.
Performed by Budd and two other jazz musicians Jeff Clyne and Chris Karan, both of whom were part of the Dudley Moore Trio, the distinctive score continues to inspire musicians worldwide.
Featuring Jazz pianist Louis van Dyke and harmonica player Toots Thielemans, the music is mildly melancholic and exuberant at times. The combination of great song-writing, the unique vocal talents of Mariska Veres and a super tight band has ensured that the name of Shocking Blue will live on forever. The rude and crude lyrics and fine guitar riffs and hooks are a perfect formula for their rocking outlets. Their eponymous first album "Parental Advisory" logo in the background says it all "Meaty bones beware of Jackyl.
Single "You and Me Song" became the group's biggest hit, peaking at number eighteen in the United Kingdom. Their debut album Shanty Town includes their single of the same name, which made him Jamaican music's first outernational superstar, reaching the 14th place in the UK charts. On this album the band is considered to have reached their maturity, both literally as musically.
Fusing heavy rock with orchestral flourishes and synthetic touches with powerfully emotional lyrics, the dark and haunting Neon Ballroom was universally acclaimed as a huge creative leap for John and his bandmates.
You will recognize his motifs, but in this case these are combined with Hispanic folklore and flamenco. He created an richly symphonic soundtrack, which melds different styles of music. The whole adventure and tenderness is embodied in the combination of piano, woodwinds, strings, drums and flutes. Some of his best production skills can be found on the compilation album Here Comes The Duke.
Showcasing the talents of some of the giants of the rock steady era, the recordings, all issued during the latter half of '68, demonstrate just why the Duke is widely regarded as the king of the rock steady sound. Ministry's members at the time being Alain Jourgensen and Stephen George.
The album could be considered more synth pop and new wave in comparison to the harder Industrial heavy metal style the band developed later on albums like Twitch and The Land Of Rape And Honey. The thematic part of this music is strong and the beauty lies in the unexpected when the giant comet is coming closer to earth. This deluxe edition is released in celebration of Marvin Gaye's 80th birthday on April 2nd The world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April He has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a handful of tracks which deserve the title of masterpiece, all Collected on this album.
The compilation album Hits! Wie Is Guy? Wie is Gorik van Oudheusden alias Zwangere Guy? Their jangly guitar pop, combined with emotional and smart lyrics, proved an immediate smash 'down under' and beyond. John Watson as they use their brilliant minds to stop rival James Moriarty from assassinating the queen. John C. Het nummer dat geschreven werd door toetsenist Ernst Jansz behaalde een nummer 1 positie in de Top Naast de keyboards nam Ernst ook het merendeel van de vocalen voor zijn rekening.
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Here he demonstates what a short attention-span and three virtuoso keyboard players can throw up. But don't let that put you off - this is definitely a ROCK record. Recorded partly live, Todd Rundgren's Utopia is my favourite Todd Album, partly for it's consistancy rare for Todd , but mostly for it's success in the face of experimentation.
Come on, it's , you've got Yes, King Crimson, Genesis and a whole load of other mostly brit prog-rockers doing nine-minute epics about ghools, goblins, goocks and geeks! So, from Pensalvaynia, Todd has a go, combines it with some great lyrics and comes up with this! Prog with Soul!!
Prog's biggest criticism is that the songs just went on too long, but it's hard to accuse Todd of that here. Even though The Icon takes up a whole side of the vinyl, you could drop the needle in anywhere in the track and just want to be dragged along to the end. And here's the twist: this is a wonderful example of the work Todd was doing at the time - A Wizard, Todd etc, but played with a full band - so it's just got load of soul.
Just one question remains: M Frog Labatt, where are you now!! This was my first Todd album back in the seventies. Fans of Todd Rundgren will find something different here from his usual fare.
Teaming up with some interesting characters, he has created a special musical treat. The two albums he released as "Todd Rundgren's Utopia" "Another Live" being the other show a penchant for sophisticated prog rock. But being Todd, he somehow manages to do this better than anyone else.
Listening to it in this day and age it still sounds fabulous. If you have not heard this before, deprive yourself no longer. It's one of the best things your likely to hear. Gli Utopia sono da riscoprire e questo cd potrebbe essere utile a chi non conosce il gruppo.
See all reviews.Todd Rundgren's Utopia is the debut album by the American rock band Utopia. It can be seen as one of the most definitive prog albums of all time. Praised by many as an superb masterpiece where every aspect of Todd's creative ideas come together on record.