Dalton - Argitari (1975) [2005 REMASTER]



This is a real rarity that should be of note to fans of The Strawbs.

This album was the last version of Dalton and different than the one who made the previous album. "Argitari" has about two songs that are symphonic prog and the rest of the album is more prog folk and pop to my ears. It's a nice album featuring Italian vocals, acoustic guitars, flutes, keyboards, and laid back rhythm section. Most of the tracks are mellow with just a few rockers.

Stelios Petrkis - Orion 2008

 

A stunning assembly of highly talented musicians have gathered around Stelios Petrakis, an outstanding young composer and a virtuoso of the lyra, Crete's emblematic instrument. Powerful, poetic melodies and lyrics mark this musical suite evoking sun and wind, the ancestral elements at the basis of Cretan culture. Orion fell in love with Pleione, whose daughters were changed into stars (the Pleiades). Ancient myths and symbols, sun and light, the disappearance of evil and the struggle for an inaccessible ideal--all contributed to this album dedicated to the legendary hunter of Greek mythology, now one of the most prominent constellations in the night sky.

Steeleye Span - Time 1996



Time is an album by Steeleye Span. The album was released in 1996, after a seven year hiatus. The impetus for the album was a 25th anniversary reunion tour the year before, during which most of the former members of the band performed together. Maddy Prior was experiencing voice problems so she spoke to Gay Woods, a founding member who had left the band after the first album, to rejoin. Woods initially resisted this move, since she had not performed publicly for some time, but Prior eventually prevailed and Woods returned to the band. The result was only the second Steeleye Span album to feature two female singers, which was used to very good effect on the ironic "Old Maid in the Garrett" and to a lesser extent on "The Prickly Bush" and "The Cutty Wren". Both Prior and Woods provide lead vocals on different songs.

Dragon - 1976 Dragon

Prototypical 70's Belgian band, Dragon's music falls mostly in the hard progressive category with a psychy edge.

Junior Wells & Buddy Guy - Live in Japan 1975

 

Recording Live at Yuhbin-Chokin Hall is a double live album by blues musicians Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, recorded live in Japan in March 1975 and released only in Japan in that same year.

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The Buddy Guy/Junior Wells Blues Band took a little tour in Japan in March 1975. They recorded three shows at Yuhbin-Chokin Hall in Hiroshima on March 9-11. A double live album was released in 1975, it was re-released on a single CD in 1990, both of them only in Japan. Unfortunately the CD excludes five songs.