Monday, December 20, 2010

Heepy Xmas to One and All

Merry Xmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to everyone

From Abominogjnr & Roby


Friday, December 17, 2010

Wishbone Ash - Number the Brave

Following the departure of founder member Martin Turner, the remaining members of Wishbone Ash invited respected British bassist/vocalist John Wetton (UK, King Crimson, Roxy Music, Family, Uriah Heep) to join them for the recording of Number the Brave. On paper, this union promised great things. The end result, however, would prove somewhat disappointing in the eyes of many fans - and indeed the band’s new recruit.

Recording for Number the Brave took place during the latter part of 1980 at Criteria Sound Studios in Miami - the scene of many previous Wishbone Ash recording sessions. Additional recording would take place at Surrey Sound in England. Nigel Gray, who had played an enormous part in helping shape the Police’s studio sound, was recruited as producer, while Claire Hamill was invited to contribute backing vocals to the album, following the success of her contribution to Just Testing.

However, it soon became clear that John Wetton was not going to be a direct replacement for Martin Turner. Wetton believed he was joining the band to take over Martin’s duties of bassist and lead vocalist, yet this would not prove to be the reality. Although John Wetton offered several songs to the band, most of these would be rejected as unsuitable for the band’s style. Meanwhile, Wetton was frustrated by Andy Powell and Laurie Wisefield’s decision to take the majority of the lead vocals. In retrospect, the lack of input from John Wetton was, perhaps, detrimental to the overall content of the album. As John says, “I think if I had been allowed to write and sing to the fullest extent of my capabilities, it would have been a really good album. I got the impression they didn’t want anyone to take over from where Martin had left off.”

“Loaded” opened the album and set the blueprint for much of the album, which had a funkier feel than previous Wishbone Ash offerings. “Where is the Love” came next - a workmanlike boogie number. There then followed one of the albums true highlights, the anti-nuclear message “Underground”, which featured some fine guitar picking from Andy Powell, whose lead vocal blended effectively with Claire Hamill’s voice. “Kicks on the Street” was largely forgettable hard rock, while “Open Road” was perhaps the band’s msot successful venture into funk-rock territory.

“Get Ready” was a cover of the Smokey Robinson hit and, although not fairing too well with the bands purist fans, was a more than adaquate cover and a valid - if commercially unsuccessful - attempt at singles success. “That’s That” was John Wetton’s sole songwriting and lead vocal contribution to the album, while “Rainstorm” and “Rollercoaster” both featured Laurie Wisefield on lead vocal. The latter was fairly forgettable funk-rock, but “Rainstorm” had a strong melody, though was marred by Laurie’s weak vocal work. Album closer “Number the Brave” was another of this albums triumphs, perfectly mixing the Ash sound of old with a modern sound and direction for the eighties.

Number the Brave peaked at No.61 on the UK chart and would be the band’s final MCA album. Before the album’s release John Wetton and Wishbone Ash had parted company, Wetton going on to achieve enormous success with Asia, establishing himself as one of the UK’s most distinctive rock vocalists, while Wishbone recruited former Uriah Heep/David Bowie bassist Trevor Bolder to perform on the Number the Brave tour

Andy Powell (guitar/vocals)
Laurie Wisefield (guitar/vocals)
Steve Upton (drums)
John Wetton (bass/vocals/keyboards)
Claire Hamill (backing vocals)


1) Loaded
2) Where Is The Love
3) Underground
4) Kicks On The Street
5) Open Road
6) Get Ready
7) Rainstorm
8) That's That
9) Roller Coaster
10) Number The Brave

John Wetton

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Denny Ball - Various Recordings

A brief history of Denny ball showing his connections to Heep


Denny first meets the guys when playing bass for THE LONG JOHN BALDRY GROUP during Heep's U.S. tour during July/Aug 1972


Denny plays Bass on David Byron's "Take No Prisoners" album also receiving writing credits on two of the songs, namely Steamin' Along and Roller Coaster


Almost Joins Uriah Heep

It is rumerd that in 1976 Denny rehearsed with the band alongside David Coverdale for the then Vacant Vocals and Bass spots. But it was not to be as of course John Lawton and Trevor Bolder ended up playing these roles but this is what it could have been

David Coverdale (vocals)
Mick Box (guitar)
Denny Ball (bass)
Ken Hensley (keyboards, guitar)
Lee Kerslake (drums)



After a break from the business Denny was asked to play on a recording session. He liked the band (especially the girl member) and they became Delta.
Derek Damon (vocals)
Jude Allen (keyboards, vocals)
Tony Barton (guitar)
Denny Ball (bass)
Ike Ertzmonite (drums)
The band made some recordings, which included a speculative session with David Byron (of Uriah Heep) producing, but none of it was ever released.


Denny And The Jets

Denny and The jets was a spin off from the Delta Recording sessions and 1 single was released on State Records again Produced by David Byron
The single went out on State Records in 1979. It was given some healthy air time on Radio 1.
 as well as featuring various members of Delta, Gaby Byron also provided backing vocals



Denny plays on 2 of the songs on Ken Hensley's Solo album Free Spirit "Woman" and "Inside The Mystery" then joins the short lived "Shotgun"


Contributes to "Heepsteria - a tribute to Uriah Heep" by recording a Superb (in my opinion) version of "Firefly"

also in this year he plays several gigs as "Bedlam" with one Russell Gilbrook" taking the drum stool from the late Cozy Powel

Friday, November 26, 2010

Pete Bardens- 1988- Speed of light

This post is dedicated to the last new member of Uriah Heep, Mr. Russell Gilbrook.
In my informations, this is the first album at that Mr. Gilbrook has worked, 22 years ago...


1 - Westward Ho!
2 - Black Elk
3 - Gold
4 - This Could Be Paradise
5 - Afterthought
6 - Speed Of Light
7 - Wishper In The Wind
8 - Heartland
9 - Columbine
10 - Gold (Reprise)

Written and produced by Pete Bardens


Pete Bardens- Keyboards
Neil Lockwood- Vocals
Honey Hylton - Vocals
Neil Nicholas- Vocals
Neale Heywood- Guitar
Dave Foster- Bass
Russell Gilbrook- Drums

This album, from former member of Camel, features Russell Gilbrook on drums in songs 3 and 8 (Gold and Heartland), but all album is a good listening.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Plastic Penny - Two Sides of a Penny

This is the debut album from "Plastic Penny" released in 1968

Bass Guitar - Tony Murray
Drums, Vocals - Nigel Olsson
Lead Guitar - Mike Graham
Organ, Piano,Vocals - Paul Raymond
Vocals - Brian Keith

Plastic Penny originally came together in the summer of 1967 when ex-Universals members vocalist Brian Keith, organist Paul Raymond and bassist Tony Murray decided to form a new band with guitarist Mick Grabham and drummer Nigel Olsson. The Universals had released two singles on producer Larry Page's Page One Records ("I Can't Find You" and "Green Veined Orchard") before disbanding and so it was to Mr. Page that the newly named Plastic Penny turned to form a contract. The band's debut single was "Everything I Am"/"No Pleasure Without Pain" (POF 051). Released in December 1967, the A-side was a cover of a song originally released by The Box Tops and Plastic Penny took it straight into the UK top ten, reaching No.6 and spending ten weeks in the charts. However, the follow-up single "Nobody Knows" (written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter)/"Just Happy To Be With You" (POF 052) failed to chart and the various members began to indulge in other activities. Vocalist Brian Keith already had a lot of session experience and he left in mid-1968, later turning up in Congregation, Big Balls and The Great White Idiot and Screaming Lord Sutch amongst others.

The remaining members soldiered on, with Raymond taking on vocal duties. In mid-1968, they released the album "Two Sides Of A Penny" (POL 005) and followed it with the single "Your Way To Tell Me To Go"/"Baby You're Not To Blame" (POF 079). November 1968 saw a cover of Leiber/Stoller's "Hound Dog"/"Currency" (POF 107) followed by "She Does"/"Genevieve" (POF 146) in mid-1969 by which time the group existed only in name as the various members decided to go their separate ways.

Tony Murray joined The Troggs and also contributed bass to Elton John's "Empty Sky" album. Paul Raymond joined Chicken Shack for two years and then played with Savoy Brown between 1971-76; heavy metal band UFO was his next step between 1977-79, and he was also a member of the Michael Schenker Group. Mick Graham formed Cochise with Rick Willis, released a solo LP "Mick The Ladd" in 1972, and was a member of Procol Harum between 1973-77. Since then he's been an in-demand session guitarist working with the likes of Bandit, The Dukes, Yvonne Elliman, Dave Greenslade and Micky Jupp amongst others. Nigel Olsson’s post Plastic Penny career reads like an A-Z of Rock! He provided the drums for Uriah Heep's debut LP "Very 'Eavy Very, 'Umble" and then worked with Elton John on a permanent basis between 1969-74. He also released five solo albums ("Drum Orchestra", "Nigel Olsson", "Drummers Can Sing Too", "Changing Tides" and "Nigel") and has worked with the likes of Eric Carmen, Spencer Davis, Kiki Dee, Randy Edelman, Linda Ronstadt, and the Who to name but a few. History may remember Plastic Penny as 'one hit wonders' but there's no doubting the excellent musicians training ground it provided!

Mark Brennan

Monday, November 22, 2010

T REX - 1972 - Chicago (Bootleg)

Marc Bolan & T. Rex - 24 02 1972 - Auditorium Chicago

Marc Bolan (rip) - Guitar and vocals
Mickey Finn (rip) - Percussion and vocals
Steve Currie (rip) - Bass and vocals
Bill Legend - Drums


01 - Cadillac
02 - Jeepster
03 - Baby Strange
04 - Spaceball Ricochet
05 - Jamming
06 - Spaceball Ricochet
07 - Girl
08 - Cosmic Dancer
09 - Hot Love
10 - Get It On
11 - Summertime Blues

From "The Clock that Went Backwards Again" (here) this historical bootleg photographs a moment that is an anedocte in whole Heep history.

As Mr. LiborioFriki (Thank you very much for this document) says in his Blog:

"A truly legendary concert with Marc Bolan being booed off stage like no tomorrow with calls and shouts for Uriah Heep (who had opened the show) drowning him out. Marc Bolan getting totally mad and using some "bad" (to put it milddly) language".
If i'm not in error (remember: i'm Italian), at the beginning of song 2, when people said "Uriah Heep" for another time, you can hear Bolan that rename our band Uriah Shit... People, also about this your comments are wellcome....

Covers by Rockitaly (here). Thanks a lot

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Siren- 1969- Siren

1 - Ze ze ze (3:05)
2 - Get right church (3:22)
3 - Rock me baby (3:30)
4 - Wake up my children (3:53)
5 - Wasting my time (2:49)
6 - Sixteen women (2:47)
7 - First time i saw your face (2:53)
8 - Gardner man (3:32)
9 - And i wonder (2:46)
10 - Asylum (3:45)
11 - Bertha Lee (3:17)

Band members:
Kevin Coyne - Guitar & Vocals
John Chichester - Guitar
Dave Clague - Bass & Guitar
Nick Cudworth - Guitar & Piano
Tat Meager - Drums
Colin Wood - Keyboards & Flute
I post this album of solid rock'n'blues because the presence of Mr. Colin Wood, original keyboard player of "Come away Melinda" and "Wake up (set your sights)" in the first glorious Heep album, Veri eavy, very umble.

Colin Wood (born 15 June 1943) is a British musician engaged in the field of jazz and rock music. Wood was born in London and was moved to Somerset in 1950. He played jazz piano whilw still at school. In 1962 he went to Durham University to study mathematics. In 1965 he moved to London to play with Bill Nile's Deta Jazz Band and with Monty Sunshine (1968). He was also playing on rock sessions with the Yardbirds, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Kevin Coyne and was the keyboardist on two songs included as part of the Uriah Heep's debut album. Wood, whose other musicl talents also include playing the flute, did not, however (although offered the job), become an official member of the band. He lectured in maths for a time while freelancing musically. In September 1977 he joined Acker Bilk and remained with him into the 2000s.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

John Lawton - Last Christmas

Well it is that time of year again and i thought i would post this Christmas single from Mr Lawton which is a passable version of George Michael's Last Christmas(Far too close to the original for my liking) along with a far superior (to my ears anyway) self penned song "Christmas In My Heart" and another version of "Free Me"

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Joshua- 1983- The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye


01. Falling Again
02. November is Going Away
03. Sweet ´Lil Hurricane
04. A Song for Lisa
05. Let´s Breakway
06. Broken Dream
07. Flying High
08. Portrait of a Woman

Steff Fontaine and Joshua Perahia


Joshua Perahia - Lead and Rythm Guitars,Vocals
Stephen Fontaine - Lead and Background Vocals
Donnie Gougeon - Keyboards, Background Vocals
Mahlon Hawk - Bass
Tony Zaccaglin - Drums, Percussion

Joshua Perahia (pronounced Pûr-i-yä) is pioneer in Christian rock. Before there was a Stryper, before Barren Cross appeared on the scene, there stood alone one band, and that was JOSHUA. Through his faith and desire to share his love of God, Joshua made it his life's mission to realize his musical vision and JOSHUA was born. The original line-up of JOSHUA, featuring vocalist Stephen Fontaine, was assembled in Los Angeles and in short time took the Sunset Strip by storm. Show-after-show were sell-outs at all the top venues in town. Bands like Great White, Ratt and other future successful metal bands were opening up for JOSHUA. The band's debut album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye" on Enigma Records was released in 1982 and spawned the Los Angeles Radio hit "November is Going Away". Metal radio stations across the country were adding the epic classic. To say the album caught on in Japan would be a understatement. "November is Going Away" went all the way to the top as a NUMBER 1 HIT! The band's exposure in Japan also caught the eye of the Japanese Music press. Burrn! Magazine, the 1 rock magazine in Japan, hailed the band's debut album and in BOLD PRINT declared Joshua "The World's Fastest Guitarist." Metal press around the globe followed suit, complimenting Joshua for his note-for-note perfect guitar virtuosity. Joshua was even voted Kerrang Magazine's "Guitarist of the Year" in 1982. radio stations across the country were adding the epic classic.

This is the only JOSHUA album to feature the outstanding vocals of Stephen ["Steff"] Fontaine! One of the few albums to feature Fontaine, as he would later go on to work with URIAH HEEP, Eddie St James, and in more recent years sang on the lone HEARTACHE CITY disc. Gems such as "Falling Again", "Sweet Lil' Hurricane" and "Broken Dream" are evidence that this was a killer debut, and a shame it was never followed up by this line-up.

Uriah Heep with Steff Fontaine (the first from right)

Steff fontaine was Singer in Heep for a very brief period of time early 1986. Between Pete Goalby who quitted after the Equator 1985 album and Bernie Shaw who joined the band autumn 1986, Steff did a USA tour with Heep. His early departure according to Mick Box had to do with Steff being not diciplined enough for a professional rockband as Heep. Mick Box :" And then came LA vocalist Stef Fontaine. "He was desperately bad," says Mick. "I couldn't believe anyone could be so unprofessional. He had a great voice but his discipline was something else.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Italian prog masterworks 6 - Le Orme

LE ORME Felona & Sorona (English language version)
Studio Album, released in 1973

Tracks Listing

1. In Between (8:43)
2. Felona (1:58)
3. The Maker (1:57)
4. Web Of Time (3:47)
5. Sorona (2:28)
6. The Plan (3:25)
7. The Balance (3:29)
8. Return To Naught (4:08)


Tony Pagliuca - keyboards
Aldo Tagliapietra - voice, bass, guitars
Michi Dei Rossi - drums, percussions
Peter Hammill - English lyrics

From Prog archives:
Le Orme were one such band. On this album, the lyrics throughout are provided by Peter Hammill (VDGG and solo). His words are based on a concept which originated within the band, relating to two contrasting planets which have no knowledge of each other. Felona is a happy planet whose people are sustained by "soap balls" falling from the sky. Their houses are spherical mobile homes which bounce through the countryside "like elastic whales".

Sorona on the other hand is a depressive place which is waiting for a miracle. When this conveniently comes along, the planets co- exist in harmony only briefly before the change in the equilibrium bring with it disaster to both planets. The lyrics actually tell a slightly different story to the summary on the album sleeve, but you get the picture.

OK, nice imaginative story, how about the music? There is a definite neo-prog feel throughout this album, indeed this could be the missing link from symphonic prog to neo. Considering the trio who make up the band use a sparse array of instrumentation consisting only of keyboards, guitars and drums, the sound is lush and melodic. Indeed the melodies provide the underlying strength for the album, which has a generally soft feel. There are no aggressive guitar solos or manic synthesiser runs, the album being based on symphonic influences as much as it is in rock.

There are no tracks which stand apart from the others here, with the possible exception of "The balance" which is commercial enough to have been a potential single. The album really demands to be heard as a whole though, something most listeners should be able to accomplish easily given the albums meagre running time.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Uriah Heep- 1978- One more night in Philadelphia (Bootleg)

Uriah Heep- 03 October 1978-

Spectrum, Philadelphia


1 Intro
2 Fallin' in Love
3 Woman of the Night
4 Stealin'
5 Look at Yourself
6 July Morning
7 One More Night
8 Easy Livin'
9 Sweet Lorraine


Mick Box- Guitar
Trevor Bolder- Bass
Lee Kerslake- Drums
John Lawton- Lead Vocals
Ken Hensley- Keyboards, Guitar


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

GMT - 1985- War Games


01. Angel
02. One By One
03. War Games
04. Fall In Line
05. Secret Bites

Line Up

Chris Glen - Bass
Robin McCauley - Vocals
Phil Taylor - Drums
Marcus Schleicher - Guitar

Musically this German band plays a good hard rock, a little in the NWOBHM vein but not so much. But the reason for this post is one other: i don't know how, but in some way Mister Phil Lanzon was a member of this band, probably only as song writer (in the back cover of this mini cd, you can read: "Music and lyrics:
Robin McCauley, Phil Lanzon & Mike Dounoughue except FALL IN LINE: Robin McCauley, Phil Lanzon, Mike Dounoughue & Ralph Hood").
So, even if Phil doesn't play on this work, all songs are co-written by him. Maybe someone out there knows something about the role of Phil in this album: if so, please make a comment...
The year is another problem: for some, this album is issued in 1985 (Wikipedia), for some other this is a 1991 album... Come on people, let me know some thing about this album...
PS: For more informations about this record, see comments, in particular Lasse and Marwood contribuitions. A big thank you to them!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Zar- 1990- Live Your Life Forever (Repost)

Band Members
John Lawton - vocals
Tommy Clauss - guitars
Jerry Schafer - keyboards
Peter Kumpf drums
Bernard Grunen - bass
Rolf Kersting - bass ( on 3 tracks )
Richard Schwarz - drums ( on 1 track )

I know, this album, with John Lawton as lead singer,
was posted by Abominogjnr here, with the Rebel one.
I repost it here, from
(Thank you- go to original post), because this is a better version of
that posted before: from cd, bytrate 320 kbs and full cd artworks.

1. Heart of the Night 03:57
2. Line of Fire 03:46
3. Live Your Life Forever 03:56
4. Lost Son of the King 05:27
5. Cry of the Nile 04:01
6. Gone for Tomorrow 04:04
7. The Look of Your Eyes 03:49
8. She's a Liar 04:27
9. Fire and Ice 03:56


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Plastic Penny- 1969- Currency

This drawing of
Nigel Olsson

is by
Noreen Romano

Drummers Can Sing Too!
Nigel Olsson Official Website

A big thank you for this post goes to blogger (Original post is here). I repost it here because this album features, on drums, Mister Nigel "Ollie" Olsson, just before his presence as drummer on first UH album, Very eavy very umble.
In this album, Nigel is also lead vocalist on two songs: Hound dog and Celebrity ball*, respectively tracks 2 and 11.

Plastic Penny were an unremarkable late-'60s British group who made the U.K. Top Ten in early 1968 with "Everything I Am," a labored ballad augmented by strings, that wasn't even one of their best songs. Much of their material was psychedelic pop with hints of encroaching prog-rock, sometimes recalling the Who a bit, elsewhere going into more fey story-songs. Their guitarist, Mick Grabham, would play with Procol Harum for a few years in the 1970s.
Plastic Penny's second album offers various shades of British psychedelic pop that aren't near either the top or bottom of the class. It left the impression of a group who were good musicians, but not ones who had exceptional material or a markedly identifiable style. Beatlesque psychedelic pop that was lighter than the Beatles was the main ingredient, perhaps with elements of the Bee Gees and the poppiest facet of the Who as well, though there was more organ involved in Plastic Penny's arrangements than there was in those of any of these other groups. Sometimes the keyboard-driven sound had shades of Procol Harum and Traffic. It's respectable listening, but not a record to win commendations for originality; "Give Me Money" in particular is a shameless imitation of the Who and the Move in their circa 1967 power pop days, albeit a pretty good one. The inclusion of a couple instrumentals (the closing "Sour Suite," lasting eight minutes, and "Currency") with a heavier, more improvised-sounding organ-grounded approach, as well as mediocre covers of "Hound Dog" and "MacArthur Park," raises the suspicion that the group really didn't have enough material ready to make an album, even though those instrumentals aren't bad. Serious Elton John fans, however, will be interested in collecting this record for the presence of an early Elton John-Bernie Taupin composition, "Turn to Me," that Elton John never recorded. The way Plastic Penny do it, it sounds like an early Badfinger track. (AMG).

Tracklist :
1. You Way To Tell Me Go
2. Hound Dog
3. Currency
4. Caledonian Mission
5. MacArthur Park
6. Turn To Me
7. Baby You're Not To Blame
8. Give Me Money
9. Sour Suite
10. She Does
11. Celebrity Ball*

Band Members

Brian Keith
- Vocals
Paul Raymond
- Keyboards and guitars
Mick Graham
- Guitars
Nigel Olsson
- Drums
Tony Murray
- Bass

* Originally titled Celebrate and performed by Three Dog Night but there is another version of particular interest to Heep fans. This song was also recorded by Spice and can be found on the Lansdowne Tapes release

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wicked Minds & Related superpost

Wicked Minds - 1999 - Return to Uranus
(For Eduardo)

01 - Beyond The Universe
02 - Garden Of Burning Trees
03 - War
04 - Shadows On The Lonely Planet
05 - The River Flows
06 - Return To Uranus


Wicked Minds - 2006 - Live At Burg Herzberg Festival

01- From the purple skies
02- Witchflower
03- The Elephant Stone
04- Drifting
05- Before the Morning Light
06- Through my Love
07- Return to Uranus
08- Shadows Train


Orange Shading Starlight - 2007 - Orange Shading Starlight

ORANGE SHADING STARLIGHT is the first Wicked Minds' official side project. The album, released by W-Records (Italy) in a 500 copies limited edition with colour gatefold sleeves, is an instrumental jam where the band developes all its power and experiment some interesting possibilities! Of course we have on guitar and devices Lucio Calegari, Paolo "Apollo" Negri on synthesizers and electric pianos, Enrico Garilli on deep, deeeeeep bass and Andrea Concarotti on drums (this was his last recording before leaving the band"

01- the mountain shadow
02- dark sunshine
03- shades of evil
04- dawn
05- the orange masquerade
06- fallen starlight

Link part 1
Link part 2

Electric Swan - 2008 - Same

01. In the Hush of A Daze (05:01)
02. Electric Swan (05:24)
03. Your Love Been So Good to Me (03:53)
04. Eleventh Angel (03:40)
05. Beyond the Rising Sun (07:20)
06. Calibro 9 (03:52)
07. Crossing the Line (06:00)
08. Redwitch (05:50)
09. Teaser (04:17)
10. Apollo’s Dream (06:52)
11. Creeping Death (10:21)


After a long time before my last post, i'm back.

Now, finally, my internet connection is right, and now i'm daddy!!!
My little beautiful child Gabriel has today 18 days (He is born the 20th of September).
So, dedicated to Gabri, here is a superpost with the others two Wicked mind's
albums (now their discography is complete) with two related albums, all them are in a genuine seventies style, as other two WM's albums that you can find here

P.S. Thank you, Colin, for all good albums that you have posted in those weeks, now i can finally dowload and enjoy them... Robi

Uriah Heep - Outside the Wall - Berlin1984

The Band

Pete Goalby - vocals
Mick Box - guitar
Trevor Bolder - bass
Lee Kerslake - drums
John Sinclair - keyboards
 The Venue

Live Outside The Wall
Quartier Latin
Berlin, (West) Germany
November 19th, 1984

CD 1
1. Overture 01:30
2. Sell Your Soul 06:28
3. Stealin' 05:29
4. The Other Side Of Midnight 05:35
5. Too Scared To Run 04:54
6. Lonely Nights 07:23
7. The Wizard 04:33
8. July Morning 10:55

CD 2
1. Party Time 05:27
2. Stay On Top 03:38
3. Mick Box Guitar Solo 04:09
4. Gypsy 08:00
5. Easy Livin' 04:07
6. That's The Way That It Is 05:13
7. Lee Kerslake Drum Solo 03:00
8. Look At Yourself 09:06
9. Land Of Hope And Glory 00:22

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rainbow - Starstruck Live In Osaka 17-1-78

recording from 17-1-1978 recorded at Koseinenkin, Osaka, Japan.

The Band:

Ronnie James Dio - Vocals
Richie Blackmore - Guitar
Cozy Powell - Drums
Bob Daisley - Bass
David Stone - Keyboard

Disc 1

1. Intro
2. Over the Rainbow
3. Kill the King
4. Mistreated
5. Greensleeves
6. 16th Century Greensleeves
7. Catch the Rainbow
8. Long Live Rock n' Roll

Disc 2

1. Man on a Silver Mountain
2. Blues
3. Starstruck
4. Man on a Silver Mountain (reprise)
5. Still I'm Sad
6. Still I'm Sad (Reprise)
7. Do You Close Your Eyes
8. Over the Rainbow



Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rick Wakeman - Spider/Danielle

This post is for any Rick Wakeman fans out there. I have had this single since I picked it up in a bargain bin shortly after its release for the princely sum of 10p its been played to death over the years as I really like it especially the beautiful Instrumental Danielle. I have tried in vain to get digital versions of these songs but they simply don't exist even the official Wakeman site lists the single but that's it, there is no other info available and they have never found their way onto any album or CD enjoy

Lyrics  for Spider

I am the spider
coming down my web to find her
I will give her
a spine-chilling shiver

(creepy crawly)
take her back to my web,
(creepy crawly)
I'm hanging by a thread!

I'm the spider
I would like to crawl inside her
have fun near me
I can hardly make her hear me.

too late now to hide her,
I can see a spider,
crawling down beside her!

too late now to hide her,
I can see a spider,
crawling down beside her!

(creepy crawly)
take her back to my web,
(creepy crawly)
I'm hanging by a thread!

One cold morning
maybe without any warning
without speaking
I can get her senses ringing

too late now to hide her,
I can see a spider,
crawling down beside her!

too late now to hide her,
I can see a spider,
crawling down beside her!

(creepy crawly creepy crawly creepy crawly)
(too late now to hide her, I can see a spider!)
I am the spider
I am the spider
(creepy crawly)
I'm crawling down my web to find her


Saturday, September 11, 2010

URIAH HEEP 1972-06-03 Mehrzweckhalle Zofingen, Switzerland

This is one of two recently released never before heard shows that have surfaced from the same gig in Mehrzweckhalle Zofingen, Switzerland heralding from 1972 it features the first known recording of circle of hands and also has a unique encore of two of the songs from their Rock 'n' Roll Medley  played in their entirety

I am only going to post the first of these recordings which I have converted to mp3 if you want the original flac files and the second show pop along to dime which can be found here, both of those torrents also include copies of the original tapes so if you have the time and expertise you can mess about with them to your hearts content
a massive thank you has to go to the original tapers 
"Judge Free" & "Doc Bubenberg" and his friend "William Tell" for providing the "raw files". 

so gentlemen on behalf of heepters  everywhere

Thank You 



6. Jam incl.Guitar, Bass & Drum Solo's(spliced)
8. THE WIZARD(cuts off)



2. GYPSY incl.Keyboard Solo
4. LADY IN BLACK(spliced)

new link


David Byron- Vocals
Mick Box- Guitars
Ken Hensley- Keyboards/Guitars/Vocals
Gary Thain- Bass
Lee Kerslake- Drums