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Pink Floyd: "More" - (Reconstructed The Lost Soundtrack)

Hi again!, one more month, we are going with more and better music stories, I hope.

This time with the reconstructed soundtrack of a controversial movie where there are them, MORE. whose plot was more sex and more drugs.., well, something typical of the decade they called prodigious. Of course, in terms of music, there were no other years like these. Let's go with the record and the movie that we have to see.

Alternate cover taken from the film poster

"More" is an German-French production. A film written and directed by Barbet Schroeder. Production began in 1968, Released n August 4, 1969, More garnered mostly negative reviews from critics.

The film screenplay was written by Paul Gégauff and Barbet Schroeder with the original story by Schroeder. it deals with heroin addiction as drug fascination on the island of Ibiza, Spain. Schroeder's inspiration for the film came from the counterculture tradition of the 1960s with themes of drugs, addiction, sexual freedom and the beauty of life often in New Wave films. Real drugs were used in scenes showing the use of marijuana, heroin, and LSD. Starring Mimsy Farmer and Klaus Grünberg,

Schroeder was a fan of Pink Floyd, and brought a rough cut of the film to London for them to work with.he director wanted the soundtrack to relate exactly to what was happening in the movie, rather than a film score backing the visuals. It was recorded at Pye Studios in London, in late January and early February 1969 with engineer Brian Humphries. Produced by Pink Floyd without assistance from Norman Smith, who retained an executive producer credit, and the first full album without Syd Barrett, who had been ousted from the group in 1968, during the recording of their second album, A Saucerful of Secrets.

Pink Floyd worked out most of the music in two weeks, with material put together quickly and semi-improvised. Schroeder was impressed by how quickly the group created and recorded the material. Roger Waters wrote most of the lyrics during breaks between recording backing tracks. David Gilmour handled all lead vocals on the album. Mason and keyboardist Richard Wright co-wrote the instrumental "Up The Khyber", the only time the pair were credited as sole co-composers.

One song written by Roger Waters can be heard in the film which were not included on the album:Sea"Seabirds". it was supposedly released in the 2016 box set, The Early Years 1965–1972. But no, it still remains unpublished because The track called "Seabirds" in the box set is not the original song, but an alternative take of "Quicksilver. And it is believed that this song has actually been lost. because, the teacher was lost during recording sound session for the film or when it was returned was mislabeled and therefore not found.

More reached number 9 in the UK and 153 in the US. It was the last of three Pink Floyd albums to be released in the United States by the Tower Records division of Capitol Records.

The version presented here is as it appears in the movie, with some added songs and other unpublished ones, "Seabirds" is pending, one day it will appeared and we can make a complete, I hope, and almost definitive reconstruction, while that happens, enjoy this one. coming soon. For this reconstruction has been done following the order in which they appeared in the film. For this, an original copy of the film that is not the one published in 2005 on DVD has been carefully viewed.

1.- More (Main Theme) / 2. – The Nile Song / 3.- Seabirds (Roger Waters lost song - no copy available yet) / 4.- Escape. (A.k.a: "Romantic theme part 1) / 5.- Cymbaline. / 6.- Hollywood. / 7.- A Spanish suite (excerpt). / .- Ibiza bar (outtake. Removed from final copy) . / 9.- The Party Sequence (excerpt). / 10.- Green is the colour (Version 2). / 1.- Quicksilver (excerpt). / 12.- Cirrus Minor (no birds intro) ./ 13.- More Blues (excerpt)./ 14.- The Crying Song. / 5.- Up The Rhyyber./ 16.-Insanity (A.K.a: " Romantic Theme Part 2 excerpt). / 17.- Green is the colour (version 1) / 17.- More (Beat version - end titles). The cirector removed this section from the final copy.

Bonus track: "Seabirds" performed by The Seabirds.

"More" is the third studio album and first soundtrack album by pink Floyd It was released on 13 June 1969 in the United Kingdom by EMI Columbia and on 9 August 1969 in the United States by Tower Records.The album was a top ten hit in the UK, but received mixed reviews. Several songs became live favourites over the following years

Well, that´s all for now. Enjoy it and see you soon.

The Mamas and The Papas: "Crashon Screamon All Fall Down" (Stereo / Mono - Test Pressing).

Well, here I am again. Back to the 60´s. with one of the most representative groups of those years the timeand with one of their most controversial albums that put the group in a difficult situation due to the expulsion of one of its members Mama Michele.

welcome toeveryone one more month to my website. Let's go then, with the album of the month and its history.

Original lp cover

This story began with a marital infidelity. .John Phillips fired his wife Michelle Gilliam from the band on Saturday, June 4, 1966, for having had an affair with Gene Clark of The Byrds.Within days Jill Gibson had been asked to join The Mamas & the Papas as new member.

Shortly after, a promotional campaign to introduce Mama Jill with articles in press,magazines and TV-shows. The group along with Lou Adler left for Europe for several weeks to begin working together. Upon returning to the United States, the group, their attorney Abe Somer, and Dunhill Records officially fired Mama Michelle on Tuesday, June 28, 1966, and hired Jill Gibson.

Begining in late June and continuing through July 1966, Jill Gibson, Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, John Phillips and Lou Adler recorded the band's second LP at Western Studios in Los Angeles, California with Bones Howe as the engineer.

The first studio session with Jill took place on July 5, at which the revised backing track of “No Salt On Her Tail” was recorded. On July 8, John’s song “Gypsy” (which became “Dancing Bear”) was started. On July 15, Jill replaced Michelle’s vocal on “Even If I Could.”. During the last week of July, “That Kind Of Girl,” “Did You Ever Want To Cry” and “Strange Young Girls” were committed to tape along with some orchestration on “Dancing Bear.”. Mama Cass sang John's song "Did You Ever Want To Cry", being included on the A-side of the album in the first cut that was made, replacing a song sung by Mama Michelle.

Ten tracks were recorded for the sophomore album including "I Saw Her Again", which was quickly released as the first single in early July and would peak at No. 5 on the Billboard singles chart on July 30, 1966.

Even If I Could (04/25/66, 07/15/66 [with Jill Gibson]) Dancing In The Street (04/25/66, 08/23/66) Words Of Love (04/26/66, 11/09/66 [orchestration by Marty Paich]) I Saw Her Again (04/26/66, 04/27/66) Once Was A Time I Thought (04/28/66) Here In My Arms (04/28/66) No Salt On Her Tail (04/28/66, 08/23/66 [new backing track], 08/24/66) I Can’t Wait (07/06/66 [with Jill Gibson], 08/02/66 [bass, drums and keyboards replaced]) Dancing Bear (07/08/66 [with Jill Gibson], 07/27/66) That Kind Of Girl (07/24/66 [with Jill Gibson], 08/23/66 [new backing track with Michelle’s vocal]) Did You Ever Want To Cry (07/24/66 [with Jill Gibson], 07/26/66 [new backing track], 11/29/66 [new backing track]) Strange Young Girls (07/31/66 [with Jill Gibson], 08/03/66 [new backing track], 08/23/66 [Michelle’s vocal]) My Heart Stood Still (08/23/66, 08/24/66) Look Through My Window (09/24/66; 09/28/66 [orchestration by Marty Paich])"

Three of the ten tracks were re-recorded (they had been previously recorded with Michelle before she was fired) to include Jill's vocals. The studio musicians and John, Cass and Denny re-recorded whatever parts were necessary to make everything sound homogenous. Henry Lewy engineered these recordings. The band recorded their vocals to “Strange Young Girls,” “No Salt On Her Tail” and “I Can’t Wait” in early August after the keyboard, bass and drum tracks were redone on the last two songs. Re-recording was also done on “Trip, Stumble And Fall” during that session, although the vocals were not touched.

It was decided the album would be called “Crashon Screamon All Fall Down”, and was scheduled for an August release with this provisional line-up:

Side A:

A1. No Salt on her Tail (4/28/66 version, 7/5/66 new backing track) A2. Trip, Stumble and Fall (4/25/66, 7/25/66 [with JG] & 8/2/66 new bass, drum & keyboard OD) A3. Dancing Bear (7/8/66 [with JG] & 7/27/66 [with JG]) A4. Words of Love (4/26/66) A5. Did You Ever Want to Cry (7/24/66 [with JG] & 7/26/66 new backing track OD) A6. Dancing In the Street (4/25/66 version).

Side B:

B1. I Saw Her Again (4/26/66 & 4/27/66) B2. Strange Young Girls (7/31/66 [with JG] & 8/3/66 new backing track) B3. I Can't Wait (7/6/66 [with JG] & 8/2/66 new bass, drum & keyboard OD) B4. Even If I Could (4/25/66 & 7/15/66 [with JG]) B5. That Kind of Girl (7/24/66 [with JG]) B6. Once Was a Time I Thought (4/28/66)

Prior to Michelle's firing, the band had been photographed for the cover of their second LP inside the window frame of an abandoned house in the desert. This was soon rectified by their label Dunhill Records who asked the original photographer Guy Webster, to photograph Jill Gibson alone in the exact same pose as Michelle had been in, and then to superimpose Jill's image over Michelle's. The record label was not satisfied with the finished product and therefore ordered an entire new album cover to be shot by Webster. Guy then shot a splendid new cover with Jill, John, Denny, and Cass outside in a field of grass against a white picket fence.

The label was pleased with this new album cover and it was used as promotion for the upcoming new LP inside of the music trade papers, as well as on large billboards across the country. “Crashon Screamon All Fall Down” did have a pre-release, very different from the final release.while Jill was still in the group. The Mamas & the Papas hit the road for a five city concert tour in late July and early August But according to John, the chemistry within the group was not there with Jill. He decided in late August 1966, it would be best that Jill be let go and that Michelle be reinstated.

The band and their label Dunhill Records gave Jill an undisclosed lump sum for her two and a half month stint as Mama Jill. Michelle was reinstated to the band on August 23, 1966. Once Michelle was back in the group, in three separate three-hour sessions, Michelle had to re-record as many of Jill Gibson’s parts as she could, and the first one was “Dancing In The Street.” But Jill's voice could not have been removed from anything that she originally recorded without in fact re-recording the entire song, all parts, from scratch, which would simply not have been a financially viable option for Dunhill.

The album the group had recorded with Gibson was then pulled by the label to accommodate Michelle's return. No copies of the album featuring Jill were ever released to the public. Only the promotional copies that were sent to national radio stations across the U.S The LP was soon re-named simply as The Mamas and the Papas and it hit the stores in September 13 1966, with Michelle's image on the cover. The entire album except for two tracks that feature Michelle's vocals, the rest is sung by Jill Gibson.With.

OK!.., Here you have the stereo and the mono version too. That's all that is not little. Enjoy another album recovered from oblivion. I keep looking for you and see you soon.

Bob Dylan: "Slow Train Coming" - " Double album - Reconstructed from the Acetate Line Up".-

Welcome back friends. It's already autumn here in Europe, so we're going to start hard with an album that brought the conversion to Christianity of one of the great singer-songwriters of all time who has plenty of presentations. Bob Dylan. Come on in and let's see what it's all about.

Alternate cover

Slow Train Coming is the 19th studio album by Bob Dylan. It was recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, in Sheffield, Alabama between April 30 – May 11, 1979. Produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexle and released on August 20. 1979 by Columbia Records.

The origin of the album, it is based on a mystical experience that Bob Dylan had at the end of 1978, and it goes like this. On November 17.1978 in San Diego, California, towards the end of the show someone out in the crowd ... knew Dylan wasn't feeling too well, and they threw a silver cross on the stage.Bob looked down at that cross. He said, 'I gotta pick that up.' So he picked up the cross and put it in his pocket He brought it with me to the next town, which was out in Arizona ... He was feeling even worse than He'd felt when was in San Diego.Dylan said, 'Well, I need something tonight.' I didn't know what it was. And he looked in his pocket and he had this cross.

Dylan believed he had experienced a vision of Christ in his Tucson hotel room.There was a presence in the room that couldn't have been anybody but Jesus ... Jesus put his hand on he. It was a physical thing. He I felt it. I felt it all over me. I felt my whole body tremble. The glory of the Lord knocked me down and picked me up. Jesus revealed Himself, He quite literally rescued him from an early grave.The simplest explanation is that he had a very profound experience which answered certain lifelong issues for him.

He began writing songs that would reflect his new spirituality. During soundchecks on the final two weeks of the tour, he worked on a new song called "Slow Train". At the final show in Hollywood, Florida, he would introduce a new song to his audience: "Do Right to Me Baby (Do Unto Others)". Bod Dylan said: "The songs that I wrote for the Slow Train album [frightened me] ... I didn't plan to write them ... I didn't like writing them. I didn't want to write them."Precious Angel", "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking", "When You Gonna Wake Up?" and "When He Returns" all drew heavily and directly upon the Book of Revelation".In the early months of 1979, Dylan was writing his most message-driven album in sixteen years.

Looking for a new team. Dylan first heard Mark Knopfler when assistant and engineer Arthur Rosato played him the Dire Straits single "Sultans of Swing". Later, on March 29, 1979, Dylan caught the final show of a Dire Straits' residency at the Roxy in Los Angeles, California. Dylan approached Knopfler after the show, asking the guitarist to participate on his next album. Knopfler agreed. When sessions were held in Alabama, Dylan retained only two members from his 1978 touring band: Helena Springs and Carolyn Dennis, both background singers. Veteran bassist Tim Drummond was hired, as was Dire Straits' drummer Pick Withers on Knopfler's recommendation. Keyboardist Barry Beckett and the Muscle Shoals Horns, both key elements of the celebrated Muscle Shoals Sound, were also brought in.” the recording of the album began on April 30 with: "Trouble in mind".

The idea was to make a double concept album inspired by Christianity and God. It was Dylan's first album following his conversion to Christianity, and the songs either express personal faith, or stress the importance of Christian teachings and philosophy. But this project could not be made because the producers considered that it would be too expensive, so it was reduced to a single one, changing the original order of the songs and discarding others.

After rearranging the album and scrapping three of the songs that would have made it a double album as they were: "Trouble in Mind,"Ain't No Man Righteous, No Not One" and "Ye Shall Be Changed" The basic tracks for the remaining ten songs were recorded in just six three-hour sessions over a period of three days.

On November 1, 1979, Dylan began a tour of fourteen concerts at the Fox Warfield in San Francisco (California), playing the album live BdSlC79  as it was in its original form,which is what I nring you here:

Side One: (16:20) 1.Gotta Serve Somebody. (5:40) – alternate - / 2.I Believe In You. (5:10) / 3,When You Gonna Wake Up. (5:29)

Side Two: (15:21) 4.When He Returns. (4:22) – alternate - / 5.Man Gave Names To All The Animals. (4:27) / 6.Precious Angel. (6:31)

Side Three: (15:51) 7.Slow Train. (6:02) / 8.Trouble In Mind. (4:49) / 9.Ain´t No Man Righteaus. No Not One. (4:59)

Side Four: (16:29) 10.Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking. (5:29) / 11.Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others). (4:11) / 12.Ye Shall Be Changed. (4:08) / 13.Help Me Understand, (2:41)

The album was generally well-reviewed by music critics, and the single "Gotta Serve Somebody" became his first hit in three years, winning Dylan the inaugural Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1980. The album peaked at No. 2 on the charts in the UK and went platinum in the US, where it reached No. 3.

Well, that´s all. See you soon with more and better, I think.

The Beach Boys - "California Feeling" - (Original 1978 lost version)

Well here we are again. Now with a good lost studio album from The Beach Boys. erroneously canceled in February 1978, thus initiating the beginning of the end of the group and its great albums. It was called "California feeling" and we really all feel not only its cancellation but Brian Wilson's continued descent into hell. Let's know a little more about this lp.

Restored cover of the 1984 unofficial Canadian version.

The Beach Boys have been know as a band that leaves better material “in the can” than some of the songs that make their albums. "California Feeling lp" is an example of it

Between 1977 -1980 the Beach Boys seemed to constantly be in the studio, Early the 1977, Brian hit the studio again, the result being an album entitled "Adult/Child". Composed by new recordings: "Life Is For The Living", "Deep Purple", "It's Over Now" & "Still I Dream Of It" Brian with Dick Reynolds, the arranger for the 1964 Christmas Album and five more tracks from the archive, four of which were recycled from the lost LP: 'New Album'. The other theme being the 1973 American Spring recording of "Shortenin' Bread" (with Brian on bass vocal) completed by a Carl lead. The album was widely heralded as the Beach Boys' next release, but Reprise deemed it uncommercial and rejected it; artistically interesting, but commercially not viable.

After the rejection of the "Adult/Child' album The Beach Boys embarked on not one but two new projects, to satisfy the terms of their contracts with Warner and CBS, “California feeling” and 'Merry Christmas”. Both recorded at Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa. The recording sessions lasted from November 7 to December 4, 1977. Both albums were recorded in tandem, often at the same session. The second lp was going to be published during Christmas 77 produced at these sessions, consisting of reworkings of tracks that had dated from the early to mid-1970s, as well as alternate Christmas-themed versions of songs from M.I.U.

Mike chose this venue to keep members of the band away from their drug suppliers in Los Angeles. The group and their family members took residence in the university's circular dorm rooms,and attended meditation classes and meetings.

“California Feeling”, it started out as a song written by Brian Wilson and Stephen Kalinich for Wilson's American Spring side project but the song ended up off this record. It was first tracked as a demo in November 1974 by Brian Wilson in a session that was engineered by Chuck Britz. Wilson, unhappy with his performance, instructed the engineer to scrap the tape,but this was not heded. After the rejection of the 'Adult/Child' album, Brian recorded a studio version at fall 1977 that was included as the closing of the album. From fall 1976 "New album" another unreleased album. It includes two songs "Hey Little Tomboy", the only track salvaged from Adult/Child, and "My Diane", written about Brian's affair with his sister-in-law, In an early "She's Got Rhythm" sesión, Dennis, who was busy promoting his solo album Pacific Ocean Blue, was replaced on drums by Carl Wilson.

“California Feeling album” was assembled at the last week of 1977 back in Los Angeles with this line-up. ,but before that, on December 13, the band held one last session, for vocals on "My Diane" and a Toys for Tots public service announcement, at Kaye-Smiths Studios.

Side one: 1.Match Point Of Our Love -2.Pitter Patter – 3.Sweet Sunday Kinda Love – 4.Belles Of Paris – 5.My Diane* - 6. She's Got Rhythm

Side two: 1.Our Team – 2.Hey Little Tomboy* - 3.Kona Coast – 4.Won'tcha Come Out Tonight – 5.How's About A Little Bit Of Your Sweet Lovin' – 6.California Feeling.

It was projected for the summer of 1978. Produced by Al Jardine and the group's touring band, keyboardist Ron Altbach and as executive producer: Brian Wilson. But the album was canceled at the beginning of February,Why?. Brian Wilson wasn't too happy. He was depressed and on medication all time. Brian did not want to produce his bandmates because he resented them personally. In particular, he didn't want to write with Mike Love anymore. And that feeling caused a rarefied atmosphere in the recording studio and was what led these two albums to failure and their definitive cancellation.

They did not return to the new project "M.I.U" until February 22, working on an intermittent way until June 28, 1978. Once again, the song: "California feeling", became the basis of the album 'M.I.U' (released in October 1978), one of the worst Beach Boys albums. It was also one of the first L.A. songs. (Light Album), but Brian Wilson insisted, once again, that the track "California FeelIng" be again omitted and left out.

The Beach Boys' 1974 and 1978 versions of "California Feelin'" went unreleased until 2013's Alan Boyd "Made In California" compilation. It would have been a perfect addition to LA Light.

It's no wonder that with absurd decisions like this, the group in a span of just over a year fell so low so quickly. The next two albums released in that period 1979/80, "LA Light Album" and "Keepin the Summer Alive" could have been so much better. They were still able to sell out concerts, but no one was interested in their new albums anymore. They no longer raised their heads. The game for them was over.

This lost LP was released unofficially by Making Waves Ltd. – Collectors Series #4 in Canada in 1984 and has become one of the great unreleased records and a cult classic among die-hard Beach Boys fans.

Ok folks, that's all for now. See you soon with more and better.

Eric Clapton. "E C.Was Here". - (Unreleased Atlantic Acetate)

Hi There!.., see you with more and better. This time with Mr.Slowhand again. The 2nd live album from the great Eric Clapton.but this time in a different way than you've heard it so far.

First..., you know.., let's find out more about the story behind this LP released on August 1, 1975.


After abandoning the recording of Derek and the Dominos' second studio album in mid-1971 and never come back. Eric Clapton went on a wave of self-destructive drug abuse that drove him away from music, the rest of the year and the next. Caused by a deep depression due to the impossible love of Patie Boyd, at that time the wife of one of his best friends, the ex Beatle George Harrison.

Clapton's situation was so extreme that the word soon spread among his best friends who decided that the time had come to do something for Eric and recover him first as a person and then as a musician, since the recent deaths of Alan Wilson, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin or Jim Morrison because of drug use made it urgent that Eric Clapton not be next on the list.

Thus, on January 13, 1973, two concerts were organized at the Rainbow Theater in London to help Eric Clapton get out of the world of drugs with the participation of several friends such as Pete Townshead, Steve Winwood, Ronnie Wood or Jim Capaldi. Concerts that were summarized in an lp that was released on September 10 of that year, as the first live album in Eric Clapton's new career, released 9 days before Gram Parsons' death by overdose.

Almost recovered from his heroin addiction, Clapton left in April 1974 for the Criteria Studios in Miami where the following three months were dedicated to recording one of the best solo works: "461 Ocean Boulevard". The album was released in late July 1974 for RSO Records, shortly after the record company released the hit single: "I Shot the Sheriff" in early July the same year. Single that sold more than two million copies.

While all this happened, Eric Clapton he was preparing a tour of the United States hat began at the Yale Bowl. New Haven, CT. On June 28, 1974,with his new band formed by:George Terry – Guitar . Dicks Sims – Keyboards. Carl Radle – Bass. Jamie Oldaker – Drums and Yvonne Elliman - Backing Vocals.

The first part of this tour, after having given two other shows in Stockholm and Copenhagen on June 19 and 20, 1974, consisted of 28 concerts that ended on August 4, before taking a vacation in which following your recovery process. The tour restarts on September 28 at the Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA., 14 new shows that also took the band to Canada ending on November 6th in Osaka, Japan; before embarking on a 9 concert mini tour of Europe that would start in Hamburg 20 days later and end in London on December 4th and 5th in the Hammersmith Odeon. The concerts were recorded by Wally Heider Recording Studio Mobile Unit.

Eric Clapton's life was on a roll, and in the first weeks of 1975, his Record Co., made a first version of the live album with some cuts from the Long Beach concerts from July 19 and 20 plus those in London. in December such as an "outtake" recorded during the studio sessions of his previous studio album, but the result was not entirely to his liking, because many songs were edited. One lp was not enough and two were a lot. The increase in the price of vinyl due to The Oil Crisis, which is still present. So,the new work was left for later, while Eric Clapton started new dates this time in 1975 also for Australia.

Side one: 1."Have You Ever Loved a Woman" / 2.Presence Of The Lord. / 3. Driftin´Blues. Side Two: 1."Can't Find My Way Home" / 2."Ramblin´On My Mind #1" / 3."The Sky Is Cring - Ramblin´On My Mind #2" / 4. "Walkin´Down The Road".

All tracks are alternate or unreleased mixes. "Drifting Blues", "Ramblin´On My Mind #1" / "The Sky Is Cring - Ramblin´On My Mind #2" were edited. When released the full version of the songs were included. Additionally, different mixes of some of these tracks were released in the four-CD set, "Crossroads 2: Live In The Seventies" (1996), like a "Walkin´DownThe Road".

In July 1975,a new version was made. It was remixed at Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida. And was released in August 1.1975 by .RSO / Polydor / PolyGram. with a cover that had its controversy and that was censored before its release.

Well, that´s all. Enjoy it.

Traffic: "live Traffic" - (Reconstructed unreleased 1971 live album)

Hi!, here we go again with more and better. This time. with a great band, Traffic  and one lost album from late 1970: "live Traffic".It.s a reconstruction using the lost Fillmore East tapes. 

ok!.., but before we know something more.

Original cover made for "live traffic" unreleased 1971 album

At the end of 1966, Steve Winwood, still a member of the band The Spencer Davis Group, began to meet with other musicians in a series of Jam sessions at a venue in Aston, Birmingham called The Elbow Room, these were: Jim Capaldi (1944 - 2005) , Chris Wood (1944 - 1983) and Dave Mason (b. 1946). Shortly after, he will update at a country house in Aston Tirrold, Berkshire, to practice where Traffic would be born. Traffic's recording debut came on May 19, 1967, with the single "Paper Sun/giving to you" in the UK. In August 1967 "Hole in My Shoe/ Smiling Phases" was his second single, a great success and would also be released in the US. After a third single: "Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush"/ "Coloured rain"; his first album was published: "Mr. Fantasy". on December 8, 1967. Recorded between April and November. In January 1968, the band began recording his second album at the Olympic studios in London with producer Jimmy Miller, which was finished at the Record Plant studios in New York in May. While Traffic got into a long tour that ended in September with two concerts at the Fillmore East on the 20th and 21st, after which Mason stayed in the United States and left the band, for which Winwood announced its dissolution.

Upon his return to England, he formed Blind Faith, with Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, and Ric Grech (1946 - 1990), a group that started for just one year. In May 1969, what was to be Traffic's posthumous album "Laat Exit" was released. The other members started a project with Mick Weaver, better known as Wooden Frog, which was limited to performances without any recording. After the breakup of Blind Faith in 1969, Winwood began his solo stage, and recorded an album that, before going on sale, due to the specific interventions of Capaldi and Wood, was published under the name of Traffic: "John Barleycorn Must Die". , his most successful album to date. Traffic was given a second chance and began a new tour of Europe between April and May 1970 followed by another tour of the US in June/July. After a well-deserved vacation, the band was back on tour in October, and in November Traffic's US record label: United Artist Records recorded their two November performances at the Fillmore East on the 18th and 19th (with the band's new bassist , Ric Grech of Blind Faith).

Fillmore East - Track List concerts:

Early Show 01. Introduction 02. Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring 03. Every Mother's Son 04. Medicated Goo 05. John Barleycorn 06. Pearly Queen 07. Stranger To Himself 08. Empty Pages 09. 40,000 Headmen

Late Show 01. Introduction 02. Glad 03. Freedom Rider 04. John Barleycorn 05. Can't Find My Way Home 06. No Time To Live 07. Stranger To Himself 08. Feelin' Good 09. Dear Mr. Fantasy.

The tapes were given to Eddie Kramer to make the new Traffic album:

Side One: 01.."Back Stage and Introduction" .02."Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring?" 03. Glad. Side Two: 01.Pearly Queen. 02.40,000 Headmen. 03.Dear Mr. Fantasy. 04.Can't Find My Way Home.

The fact that United Artists was going to release this record without Windwood's knowledge angered both him and the band enough that this release was pulled at the last minute, amid rumors that the master tape had been lost."

In 1971, Traffic had expanded with the additions of Dave Mason, Jim Gordon, and Reebop Kwaku Baah. The band only played six dates, two of which – their opening performance at Fairfield Hall, Croydon and a London benefit for Oz – were recorded and mixed to become "Welcome to the Canteen". Mason was keen to take this version of Traffic to the United States, but Winwood was only interested in doing these six dates. Mason said, "It's Stevie's band, so it's up to him."

"Welcome to the Canteen" would be the last album Traffic would release under the band's North American distribution contract with United Artists Records; their next album The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys would be issued by Island Records, who released Traffic's records in the U.K. and who (in late 1971) had recently established operations in North America.

In the United Kingdom, the album was a surprise flop, the first in a series of albums by the group that would fail to make an appearance in the charts.In the USA, however, it was a solid success, hitting number 26 in the charts and yielding the single "Gimme Some Lovin' (live)", which reached number 68 in the Billboard Hot 100.

Although regarded as a Traffic album, it was originally released without the name "Traffic" anywhere on it; credited instead to the seven individual musicians. Nonetheless the Traffic logo appeared on the cover (on the back, in this case) as on all of their albums. Most later issues retain the original front cover with its individual crediting, but credit the album to Traffic on the spine.

Ok, I bring you a reconstruction from "live Traffic" using the lost Fillmore East tapes. This is the result, the closest to what Eddie Kramer did in his day.

Side One: 01."Back Stage and Introduction" .02."Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring?" 03. "Glad / Freedom Rider" .

Side Two: 04.Every Mother's Son. 05. Medicated Goo. 06.Empty Pages. 07. 40.000 Headmen.

Well I hope you like it and have a good summer, see you soon.

GENESIS - "Live at Leicester / Live at Manchester" - (Test Pressing - Restored and Enhanced)

Hi again!. Here we go with more and better.This time with a lost and historical record. The test pressing 2lp from a great album: "Genesis live at Leicester / Live at Manchester";digitally restored and enhanced for the first time from a second generation analog copy and not from a vinyl.

So let's know a little more about this recovered and interesting recording.

Genesis Live was the first live album by Genesis and the fifth of their career. It was published in the year 1973 and reached No. 9 in the UK ranking.The group originally had no plans to release a live album at the time, but their record company decided to release Genesis Live at a promotional price, while the band recorded their next album, "Selling England by the Pound". This live recording is the only one of a concert of the band with Peter Gabriel on vocals.

The album contains songs recorded during a concert at De Montfont Hall, Leicester, on February 25, 1973 (except "The Return of the Giant Hogweed", recorded the day before in Manchester), during their Foxtrot album tour.

Side A: (25:22) Watcher Of The Skies (8:10) - Get 'em Out By Friday (8:58) - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed (8:14)

Side B: (20:02) - The Musical Box (10:55) - The Knife (9:47)

Three months before the official release, there was a two-disc limited pre-print released on April 13, 1973 by Phillips in the Netherlands, Philips – 6830.140.1/2 683'.141.1/2. For unknown reasons only the test pressing stage. A handful of copies (currently around 16 have been located worldwide) were printed and shipped to various Phonogram offices around the world, making "Live at Leicester/Live at Manchester" easily the official record of Rarest Genesis that exists.The mix and track listing is completely different from the Genesis Live lp.

The nice thing about this two-disc edition is that it featured the songs in the correct order that they were played during the two concerts. Ok!.., here is that original 2lp recording fully restored and enhanced.

Side A: (19:49) - Watcher Of The Skies (9:08) - The Musical Box (10:40)

Side B: (11:54) - Get 'em Out By Friday (11:54)

Side C: (23:56) - Supper´s Ready (23:56)

Side D: (18:33) - The Return of the Giant Hogweed (9:03) - The Knife (9:29)

"Supper's Ready" was not included, which until then was the group's favorite song, due to the lack of interest that the group had in the US, there being no interest at that time for a double album that included it and it was released. Genesis never released a live recording of "Supper's Ready" from the Foxtrot tour, but a recording of the song on their subsequent tour made its appearance on the Genesis Archive 1967-75 collection album. However, this should not be considered a genuine archival recording as Peter Gabriel re-recorded the vocal parts in the studio before its release, making the original version of the track a rare collector's item. Curiously, although "Supper's Ready" is not present on the official album, the album cover shows a photo of the group performing the song.

All songs by Banks, Collins, Gabriel Hackett and Rutherford, except: "The Knife" by Banks, Gabriel, Phillips and Rutherford.

Finally to say that for the cover of this album that I bring you, I have used an alternative design of the original Italian edition.

Well.., that´s all, See you soon.

Deep Purple: "Fireball" - (Archived Japanese version)

At the beginning of June 1971, an alternative version of the album was made to be released in July only in Japan, but it was finally shelved and the version released on July 9, 1971 in the United States and Canada was chosen, leaving it forgotten until now.

I think it was a mistake because for my taste it is the best version of all and if not check it but before a quick look at its story.

The first sessions for the album was rehearsed in Welcombe Manor, Devonshire in December 1970. The band cancelled several live performances in order to put together material that could serve as a follow-up to In Rock.

The A-side began with the song: "Strange Kind of Woman", originally called "Prostitute", It was originally released as a follow-up single after "Black Night" on February 12, 1971 with "I'm alone" on B-side. Both recorded in September 1970. Although they were not part of the “Fireball recording sessions”.

"Strange Kind of Woman" was included on the original US, Canadian and Japanese editions in place of "Demon's Eye", It was tThe last song to be recorded in June. It was included only on the UK. edition. In this unknow version, it was chosen to open the album, sending "Fireball" as the closing theme. This other track recrorded in may and released as the band's second single in September 25 1971 with "Demon's Eye" (UK) on B-side by Harvest and "I'm Alone" (US) by Warner. Reached No. 15 in the UK. This alternate version replaced the sound of the air conditioning turning on, recorded by assistant engineer Mike Thorne, with a small piano introduction reversed made for the end of "No One Came".       

On side B we can find "The Mule" which was part of a long piece or medley that included three songs more: "Slow train/Fools/No one came" which was cut in all versions due to space issues. It is believed that these four tracks were the side C or D of a lost double album. Here is an edited and remixed 11-minute version that began with the opening notes of the song "I'm alone.", which makes you think that this song could be part of it too.

We will have to investigate it further and if we find anything, we will do a reconstruction of the lost double album in the future. Remains pending. Be that as it may, for now, enjoy this alternative version while the double LP version arrives.

Side A: 1- Strange Kind of Woman. 2 - No,No,No. 3. Demon's Eye. 4.Freedom.

Side B: 1.The Mule. 2.Slow train/Fools. 3.Fireball.

Fireball was the fifth album by Deep Purple released in the US on July 9,1971 and in the UK on September 1.The original vinyl release was in a gatefold sleeve, with a generic Harvest LP-bag and a lyric-insert.Fireball reached the No. 1 position on the UK albums chart, while also hitting No. 1 in several other European countries like Germany, Austria or Sweden. In North America, it outperformed its predecessor, In Rock, reaching No. 32 in the US and No. 24 in Canada.

Ok Guys, see you soon with more and better.

Wings - "Hot Hitz and Cold Cuts" - (Reconstructed 1978 version)

Hello and welcome once again to my website. I hope you are all well, handsome, young and strong as always.

This time I bring you a little gem. The lost album of the group Wings that should have appeared on Christmas 1978.

But as always we read something about it.

Original cover for: "Hot Hitz and Cold Cuts", later used on Wings Greatest Hits.

The Hot Hitz and Cold Cuts project was compiled after McCartney's decision to leave EMI's American label, Capitol, for a six-year stay with Columbia (United States and Canada only), though he remained with EMI worldwide during his US sabbatical from Capitol. A new 2lp with songs recorded between October 1970 to Jannuary 1978.

In 2019 Paul said: The original idea was based around a title I came up with and quite liked whichwas "Hot Hitz and Cold Cuts".I thought it would be great, you just put all your top hitson it and then some "cold cuts". But actually when I mentionedit to my record label at the time , they didn´tlike the idea of coldcuts, they wanted everything to be hits,hits,hits!. Sothey didn´t particularly go for that idea. But what has happened over the yearsin many of those cold cuts - which are B-sides and unknown tracks - have been released in our remastered Archive Collection Instead released "Wings Greatest" coation a collection of hits singles without anyof the "leftover" B-sides and unreleased material.

McCartney didn't want to shelve the project and continued to improve it over the years. In January 1980, Paul and Wings recorded additional overdubs for the unreleased tracks with the album slated for release in early 1981.It was also believed that its release soon after the death of John Lennon would seem inappropriate. In 1986 the producer/arranger Richard Niles did further work on the tracks.In August 1987, McCartney mixed and edited another version of the album with producer Chris Thomas and engineer Bill Price. That album also went unreleased and after bootleg versions appeared on the market, McCartney abandoned the project permanently and instead the double "All the best" was published on November 2, 1987.

Here´s the original version from “cold cuts part” 1978.


1 – "Another Day" – Recorded in 1970 during the Ram sessions. released as the A-side of a non-album single in February 1971. It was his debut single as a solo artist following the Beatles break-up in 1970.

2 – "Live At Let Die" – Recorded during Red Rose Speedway sessions in October 1972 at AIR Studios. It was also the first rock song to open a Bond film. Released June 1.1973.

3 - "Jet" – Recorded September 1973. Abbey Road Studios, From Band On The Run LP.

4 – "My Love" – Lead single from Red Rose Speedway Released on 23 March 1973,

5 – "Silly Love Songs" – Appeared in March 1976 on Wings at the Speed of Sound, It was released as a single backed with "Cook of the House" on 1 April (US), and 30 April (UK)


1 – "HI,HI,HI" – It was released as a double A-side single with "C Moon" in December 1972. Both recorded in November 1972

2 – “Let´Em In” - Appeared in March 1976 on Wings at the Speed of Sound, It was released as a single 22 july 1976 with Beware my love on b side.

3 – "Junior´s Farm" – Recorded July 1974. It was issued as a non-album single by Apple Records in October 1974 with Sally G on B-side.

4 – "Mull Of Kintyre" – Recorded August 9 1977 and released on single November 11.1977 with Girl´s school on B side. It was Wings' biggest hit in Britain and is one of the best selling singles of all time in the United Kingdom, where it became the 1977 Christmas number one and was the first single to sell over two million copies nationwide.

5 – "With A Little Luck” – Recorded on May 1977 during London Town sessions. This is a single version released on March 20,1978 with Backwards Traveller/Cuff Link on B side.


1 - "Mama's Little Girl" – Recorded during the Red Rose Speedway sessions in 1972. Released as the B-side of "Put It There" in 1990.This is an early mix was later released on the 2018 reissue of Red Rose Speedway.

2 - "I Would Only Smile" – Written by Denny Laine and recorded in 1972 for Red Rose Speedway. Released on Denny Laine's album Japanese Tears in 1980.This is an early mix was later released on the 2018 reissue of Red Rose Speedway.

3 - "Tragedy" – This remake of Thomas Wayne's 1959 ballad dates from Red Rose Speedway sessions. The song was considered for inclusion on the album, which was originally planned to be a double. It was officially released in 2018 as part of the Red Rose Speedway deluxe reissue.

4 - "Night Out" – This Red Rose Speedway-era outtake was overdubbed multiple times by different incarnations of Wings.. A primarily instrumental version dating from 1972 was released on the 2018 reissue of Red Rose Speedway. Alternate edit version.

5 - "Oriental Nightfish" – Written by Linda McCartney and recorded with Wings in 1973. Released on Linda McCartney's album Wide Prairie in 1998.

6 - "Lunchbox/Odd Sox" – Recorded during the Venus and Mars sessions in New Orleans in 1975. Released as the B-side of "Coming Up" in 1980. Alternate edit version,

7 - "My Carnival" – Recorded during the Venus and Mars sessions in New Orleans in 1975. Released as the B-side of "Spies Like Us" in 1985.


1 - "Send Me the Heart" – Written by McCartney and Laine and recorded during the Nashville sessions in 1974. Released on Laine's album Japanese Tears in 1980.

2 - "Hey Diddle" – Recorded in 1970 during the Ram sessions as a Paul and Linda duet. Later, the track received further overdubs when Wings were in Nashville in the summer of 1974. The original 1971 version was released in 2012 on the Special Edition re-issue of Ram.The Nashville version was released on the 2014 re-issue of Venus and Mars.

3 - "Wide Prairie" – Written by Linda McCartney and recorded in November 1973 at EMI Paris with overdubs done in Nashville in 1974. An edited version, omitting two sections with lead vocals by Paul, was released on Linda McCartney's album Wide Prairie in 1998. Alterenate edit version.

4 - "Tomorrow" – Recorded during the Venus and Mars sessions in 1975. Alternate edit version.

5 - "Proud Mum" – from the Venus and Mars sessions in 1975. The song was originally recorded for use in a commercial for Mother's Pride bread. Alternate edit version.

6 - "Same Time Next Year" – Recorded in 1978 for the film Same Time, Next Year but not used. Released as the B-side of "Put It There" in 1990.

7 - "Did We Meet Somewhere Before?" – Rejected as the main theme for Warren Beatty´s film Heaven Can Wait, the song remained on Paul's shelf until he decided to include it on the outtakes project. A snippet of the track was used in the film Rock 'n' Roll High School although it did not appear on the soundtrack album.

Ok, see you soon with more and better.

The Who - "The Ox" - (BackTrack Series #14) - (Reconstructed 1970 forgotten album)

Hi!, here for more.This time with a forgotten album from november 1970. An great lp whose contents were all songs written by the group's bassist John Entwistle and that was compiled for a strange but at the same time beautiful album not very well known because since then nothing has been heard from it.

Ok, this is the quick story.

Original Dutch cover

In 1970 Track Records began a 14-album Backtrack series. These were budget priced reissues and new compilations of earlier Track recordings, occasionally containing previously unreleased material and rare versions. Mostly they cost less than a pound. This series, which was very unusual for its time, included both Hendrix and the Who's first two Track albums along with works by lesser known Track artists. The reissue albums did not feature any of the original cover art though. The strategy of producing such a large number of reissues was probably a drastic attempt to boost sales as a direct result of the PPX lawsuit which Track had been fighting since 1967. This was all a result of Track facing a lawsuit from Ed Chalpin and his company PPX Enterprises, based in New York City. Chalpin had signed Hendrix to a three-year exclusive recording contract in October 1965. Chalpin viewed the 1966 Hendrix agreement made with Track as a violation of his PPX contract and was later able to claim a large monetary settlement.

Track quickly fell into financial trouble because of this, despite huge selling records such as Tommy. They got through it, but were severely diminished. It seem so unfair. They effectively made Hendrix into an almost grotesque money-spinning music machine, who everyone, including Chalpin, wanted to suck the life out of.

All these years later, maybe it ain't changed much. Eventually, as part of the settlement, they gave Chaplin the rights to the Band Of Gypsys record in America. Track struggled on into the 70s but the glory days were well behind them. Even so, the Backtrack records are a lovely 14 records to collect.

BACKTRACK #14: THE WHO 'THE OX' (UK TRACK 2407 014) (MONO) (Released in November 1970).

Side One: (15:37) - 1.Heinz Baked Beans (0:58) / 2.Heaven & Hell (3:32) / 3.Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (2;34) / 4.Fiddle About (1:29) / 5.Cousin Kevin (4:02) / 6.Doctor, Doctor (2:59)

Side Two: (16:17) - 1.Medac (0:56) / 2.Boris The Spider (2:28) / 3.I've Been Away (2:05) / 4.Whiskey Man (2:54) / 5.In The City (2:22) / 6.Someone's Coming (2:32) / 7. Silas Stingy (2;57)

THE WHO 'THE OX' (POLYDOR - Netherlands - 2486 039) (STEREO) (Released in November 1970).

Side One: (16:42) - 1.Heinz Baked Beans (0:59) / 2.Heaven & Hell (4:30) / 3.Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (2;37) / 4.Fiddle About (1:29) / 5.Cousin Kevin (4:06) / 6.Doctor, Doctor (2:59)

Side Two: (17:51) - 1.Medac (0:56) / 2.Boris The Spider (2:28) / 3.I've Been Away (2:05) / 4.Whiskey Man (2:54) / 5.In The City (2:22) / 6.Someone's Coming (2:30) / 7. Silas Stingy (3:04) / 8.The Ox (3:49)

The “BACKTRACK” LP Series. 14 Albums from May to November 1970 on Track Records. A Detailed Discography.

BACKTRACK #1: COMPILATION (UK TRACK 2407 001) (STEREO) - Issued May 1970

Side One: MARSHA HUNT - Walk On Gilded Splinters / JIMI HENDRIX - Hey Joe / ARTHUR BROWN - Devil's Grip / THE WHO - Pictures Of Lily / JIMI HENDRIX - All Along The Watchtower / JOHN'S CHILDREN - Desdemona

Side Two: ARTHUR BROWN - Fire / THE WHO - I Can See For Miles / EIRE APPARENT - Follow Me / ANDY ELLISON - It's Been A Long Time / THE WHO - Call Me Lightning / JIMI HENDRIX - The Wind Cries Mary

BACKTRACK #2: COMPILATION (UK TRACK 2407 002) (MONO) - Issued May 1970

Side One: THE WHO - Under My Thumb / MARSHA HUNT - Desdemona / JIMI HENDRIX - Purple Haze / JOHN'S CHILDREN - Come And Play With Me In The Garden / FAIRPORT CONVENTION - If I Had A Ribbon Bow / THE WHO - Magic Bus

Side Two: THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN - Something In The Air / CHERRY SMASH - Sing Songs Of Love / THE WHO - Pinball Wizard / ARTHUR BROWN - Nightmare / JIMI HENDRIX - Let Me Light Your Fire / THE WHO - The Last Time

BACKTRACK #3: WHO/HENDRIX (UK TRACK 2407 003) (STEREO) - Issued May 1970

Side One: THE WHO: Substitute / Disguises / Run Run Run / I'm A Boy / Whiskey Man / Happy Jack / So Sad About Us

Side Two: JIMI HENDRIX : Hey Joe / I Don't Live Today / Purple Haze / Can You See Me / The Wind Cries Mary / Stone Free

BACKTRACK #4: WHO/HENDRIX (UK TRACK 2407 004) (STEREO) - Issued May 1970

Side One: THE WHO: Pictures Of Lily / Relax / Sunrise / I Can See For Miles / Armenia City In The Sky / Our Love Was / Call Me Lightning

Side Two: JIMI HENDRIX: Burning Of The Midnight Lamp / Are You Experienced / If Six Was Nine / Remember / Gypsy Eyes / All Along The Watchtower

BACKTRACK #5: WHO/HENDRIX (UK TRACK 2407 005) (STEREO) - Issued May 1970

Side One: THE WHO: Magic Bus / Boris, The Spider / Mary Anne (With The Shaky Hand) / Tattoo / Pinball Wizard / I'm Free / Rael

Side Two: JIMI HENDRIX: Rainy Day, Dream Away / Manic Depression / Love Or Confusion / Come On / Spanish Castle Magic / Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)

BACKTRACK #6: COMPILATION (UK TRACK 2407 006) (MONO) - Issued May 1970

Side One: THE SANDPEBBLES - Love Power / THE PARLIAMENTS - I Can Feel The Ice Melting / THE PRECISIONS - If This Is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) / THE DEBONAIRES - Headache In My Heart / THE SANDPEBBLES - Because Of Love / THE PARLIAMENTS - Let Hurt Put You In The Loser's Seat

Side Two: THE DEBONAIRES - I'm In Love Again / AL KENT - You've Got To Pay The Price / THE PARLIAMENTS - I Wanna Testify / THE PRECISIONS - You'll Soon Be Gone / THE PARLIAMENTS - Don't Be Sore At Me / AL KENT - Where Do I Go From Here


Side One: JIMI HENDRIX & CURTIS KNIGHT - How Would You Feel / MARSHA HUNT - Hippy Gumbo / BENT FRAME - It's Only Me / THE WHO - The Seeker / THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN - I See It All / MARSHA HUNT - Keep The Customer Satisfied

Side Two: THE WHO - Summertime Blues / CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN - What's Happening / JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - Long Hot Summer Night / THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN - Accidents / THE WHO - Here For More / JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE - Stars That Play With Laughing Sam's Dice

2nd part Issued Nov. 1970 (BACKTRACKS #8 TO # 14 )

BACKTRACK #8: THE WHO 'A QUICK ONE' (UK TRACK 2407 008) (MONO) - Issued Nov 1970

Side One: Run, Run, Run / Boris, The Spider / I Need You / Whiskey Man / Heatwave / Cobwebs And Strange

Side Two: Don't Look Away / See My Way / So Sad About Us / A Quick One, While He's Away

BACKTRACK #9: THE WHO 'THE WHO SELL OUT' (UK TRACK 2407 009) (STEREO) - Issued Nov 1970

Side One: Armenia, City In The Sky / Heinz Baked Beans / Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand / Odorono / Tattoo / Our Love Was / I Can See For Miles

Side Two: I Can't Reach You / Medac / Relax / Silas Stingy / Sunrise / Rael (1 and 2) - with continuous play into the run-off groove


Side One: Foxy Lady / Manic Depression / Red House / Can You See Me / Love Or Confusion / I Don't Live Today

Side Two: May This Be Love / Fire / 3rd Stone From The Sun / Remember / Are You Experienced


Side One: EXP / Up From The Skies / Spanish Castle Magic / Waiting Until Tomorrow / Ain't No Telling / Little Wing / If Six Was Nine

Side Two: You've Got Me Floating / Castles Made Of Sand / She's So Fine / One Rainy Wish / Little Miss Lover / Bold As Love


Side One: Prelude - Nightmare / Fanfare - Fire Poem / Fire / Come And Buy / Time / Confusion

Side Two: I Put A Spell On You / Spontaneous Apple Creation / Rest Cure / Money / Child Of My Kingdom


Side One: Three Kinds Of Highs / That's A Bust / The Banana Thing / Anything You Want To Do... / Good Chicks And Bad Chicks / Three Ways To Score / The Baja Marimba Band Story / The Riots

Side Two: Be There, Be There (Of Course) / Horror Films / Twiggy / Try This, Little Joe! / Good News / Join The Navy / War Films / Our Rael Enemy

Ok  guys, that´s all, see you soon with more and better. Enjoy it.

Fleetwood Mac: "Almanac" - (Restored version).

Hi everyone!. Welcome to a New Year full of exciting new musical stories. This time with a not very well known double disc by Fleetwood Mac publised in November 1978. A strange compilation made of different sources as demos, live and alternate or early versions. Unknown or unpublished songs. Ok!, Let's get ready then to discover some or remind others, that it was this album called "Almanac", now fully restored.

Original cover

Between February 4, 1977, date of publication of the successful “Rumors” and October 12, 1979 when “Tusk” appeared, a double album emerged, supposedly made by the group's English fan club and which was distributed in a limited way only in the UK and with hardly any publicity. But it was a bootleg recording.

The original project had been conceived some time ago, when Fleetwood Mac announced the dates of the European tour of “Rumors”, for the first days of April 1977, something that had not happened since 1973, due to the little impact that their albums had in the "Old Continent". This was to begin in the United Kingdom on April 2, 1977 at the Birmingham Odeon, a total of seven concerts by differents cities that would conclude on the 11 in Bristol at the Colson Hall, before continuing the tour in France.

By then, the English fan club suggested the idea of publishing a special album to be distributed only in the United Kingdom in support of the tour of that country, whose content included songs recorded between 1974 and 1975 with some alternative versions and others live plus a previously unreleased track from Buckimham and Nicks early sessions with Fleetwood Mac members, John McVie on bass and Mike Fleetwood on drums.

Two alternatives were proposed that it was an EP or finallyhow it seemed that it was going to be an LP.

The Unreleased English Promotional EP:

Side A: Rhiannon (live)                                                       

Side B: I´m so afraid (live) / Without you (outatke).

The Unreleased English Promotional LP:

Side A: Spare me a Little (live) / Rhiannon (live) / I´m so afraid (live)

Side B: Storms / Sorcerer / Watch Devil / Without you

Finally the lp was not released and was forgotten. Time after how the “Tusk” sessions were taking longer than necessary and there was no new material after the release of the single “You make lovin 'fun / Gold dust woman” at the end of the summer of 77. This rejected project with another unreleased material taken from the second Buckimham / Nicks album plus some Stevie Nicks demos recorded for Fleetwood Mac were compiled for a new album.

In March 1978 a promotional single "Rhiannon / Suggar Daddy" was released, but the album was postponed once again. Towards the end of the year, the album was restructured again along the lines of "Rarities" by the Beatles.It was the last attempt with the title of "Almanac", despite the improvements that were made, it ended up being archived because almost the entire unreleased Buckimham and Nicks album was included and the band didn't like it.They just wanted a couple of tracks to be taken where at least McVie and Fleetwood were featured, and compared to "Rumors" it was not of sufficient quality. That did not prevent copies of it from being distributed unofficially in Europe with this line-up:

Side One: (15:42)

1. Watch Devil (A.k.a:Watch Chain) (4:05) / 2.Spare Me A Little (live) (4:39) / 3.Secret Love (3:17) / 4.Without You (3:39)

Side Two: (17:44)

1.Storms (5:41) / 2.Landslide (3:17) / 3.Sarah (8:46)

Side Three: (18:57)

1. Nomad (A.k.a: Candlebright) (2:08) / 2.I'm So Afraid (4:22) / 3.Designs Of Love (A.k.a: That´s all right) (2:55) / 4.You Could Forget (A.k.a: Garbo) (3:11) / 5.Silver Springs (6:19)

Side Four: (17:02)

1.Sorcerer (4:30) / 2.Goldfish and Ladybug (3:03) / 3.Rhiannon (live) (7:51) / 4.Cathouse Blues (1:36)

In 1993 this lost double LP was released on bootleg CD with the name; "Cathouse Blue" with some changes and different artwork.

"Watch Devil" - A.k.a: "Watch Chain". A demo from Buckingham/Nicks unreleased 2nd album like a: "Without you", "Nomad", "Designs of love","You could forget" A.k.a: "Garbo", "Sorcerer","Goldfish and Ladybug" and "Cathouse blues". Which the duo has been working on just prior to joining Fleetwood Mac un 1974. Some recorded with John McVie on bass and Mike Fleetwood on drums.

"Spare Me a Little" & "Rhiannon" - Live at Jorgensen Auditorium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, October 25.1975.

"Secet love" & "Storms" - Stevie Nicks wrote these songs in 1976 for "Rumors" and recorded these demos, but didn´t make the cut for the album. Written during her stormy relationship with the drummer Mick Fleetwood.

"Landslide", "Sarah",·I´m so afraid" and "Silver Springs" are early or alternate versions.

Ok folks, that´s all!. See you soon with more and better.

Maximum Overdrive.(Unreleased Soundtrack)

Hello, I return again, a few days to end the year, with more albums rescued from oblivion. This time with a soundtrack that was scrapped out of pure commercial interest, instead opting for an AC / DC "greatest hits".

But let's see something like always with a little review.

Original cover for that unreleased soundtrack

"Maximum Overdrive" is a 1986 American comedy horror film written and directed by Stephen King The film is King's only directorial effort. The director disowned the film, describing it as a "moron movie", and considered the process a learning experience, after which he intended never to direct again.

The screenplay was inspired on King's short story "Trucks", which was included in the author's first collection of short stories, "Night Shift". When the Earth crosses a comet, all machines (cars, trucks, radios, drones, arcades, vending machines, etc.) go crazy initiating a worldwide killing spree. This film contained black humor elements and a generally campy tone, which contrasts with King's sombre subject matter in books.

Starring by Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, Laura Harrington, and Yeardley Smith. Maximum Overdrive was theatrically released on July 25, 1986, to generally negative reviews. It was nominated for two Golden Raspberry Awards including Worst Director for King and Worst Actor for Estevez in 1987, but both lost to Prince for Under the Cherry Moon. Neverthdless in 1988, Maximum Overdrive was nominated for "Best Film" at the International Fantasy Film Awards.

The film has a soundtrack composed entirely by the group AC/DC (King's favorite band).It was released under the name "Who made who" as a AC/DC new record, not as the "Maximum Overdrive soundtrack". As if it were an "greatest hits" album, where only one song was new: "Who made who" along with two instrumentals of the seven that were recorded.The others instrumental songs were: “Bad boy”. “Death City”.” “Contre Attack”.”Scared” and “Human Here”. Partially used in the movie accidentally. But not suitable to appear on a group album. Initially it was thought to make an album based on instrumental themes minus the song that opened the album, a new theme from AC/DC “Who made who”; but due to the bad reviews of the film and in order not to accumulate more failures, the original soundtrack was aborted by an album from the Australian hard rock group.

Two songs were a single: “Who made who“ / “Guns for hire” (recorded live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit MI, Nov. 18, 1983), released: May 24.1986. And “You Shook Me All Night Long” (Alternate version) / “She got balls” (Live at Agora Cleveland, Oh.USA. August 22.77), Released on July 25.1986.

Ok, the original lineup from this unreleased soundtrack was:

Side One; (21:34)

1.Who Made Who (12´´version).(4:48) / 2.Chase The Ace (Instrumental).(3:00) / 3.D.T (Instrumental part 1).(1:13) / 4.King Of The Road (Instrumental edit version).(0:59) / 5.Rides 0f The Walkiries (Excerpt).(1:59) / 6.D.T (Instrumental part 2).(1:31) / 7.Sink The Pink (Instrumental).(4:09) / 8.Ride On.(Instrumental edit version) (3:52).

Side Two: (21:30)

1.For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (Instrumental).(5:24) / 2.Hell Bells (Instrumental).(5:39) / 3.Shake Your Foundation (Instrumental).(4:01) / 4.Who Made Who (Instrumental).(3:44) / You Shook Me All Night Long (Alternate).(2:41)

Bonus track: 1.Maximum Overdrive Trailer.(2:08).

Well.., that´s all for now. See you soon with more and better.

Dire Straits : "Live at The Rockpalast" - (Unreleased album)

Hi friends!. Here we are again after a little and well-deserved vacation.

Ok well, this time I bring you another special record for you. Another record found in the trunk of memories, which should have been released in 1995 as the end to a great band: Dire Straits,but it ended up shelved until now. It was to be called "Dire Straits: live at the Rockpalast".

Let's see what happened, as always, through a little story. Let's go with it.

Original cover for the rejected album "Dire Straits Live at The Rockpalast".

In 1993, after “On The Night”, Dire Straits still owed one album to Phonogram Records (now Mercury Records). This album was a means to end the legal contract, before Mark Knopfler began his solo career (still signed to Mercury).To fulfill this end of the contract, some recordings were sought that would not rival "On The Night". And two were found. The recordings that Dire Straits made between 1978 and 1981 for the BBC and this one recorded for Rockpalast.

“Live at The BBC” and “Live at The Rockpalast” have almost the same content except for a couple of different songs; but both album features one unreleased song, "What's the Matter Baby?", Co-written by Mark Knopfler and his brother David , but “Rockpalast” have the B side from "Sultans of Swing”. “Dire Straits live at the Rockpalast” was recorded on 16 February 1979 at WDR Studio-L, Cologne, Germany. The group recorded 16 songs that day. Two versions of "Sultans of Swing";.of which 9 were selected.

Side One: (22:34) 1. Introduction.(0:15) / 2.Down to the waterline. (2:59) / 3.Six blade knife.(4:09) / 3.Lady writer. (3:54) / 5.Single-handed sailor. (5:07) / 6.Water of love. (6:08)

Side Two: (21:24) 1.What´s the matter baby?.(3:24) / 2.Wild west end. (5:05) / 3.Eastbound train. (4:51) / 4.Sultans of swing #2. (7:23).

Because the BBC had made "The Beatles Live on The BBC" released on 30 November 1994, it was decided that the next and final album in Dire Straits' career was another in the "Live at The BBC" series. For that alone, Rockpalast recording was rejected. The original album called “Live at the BBC” was released on 26 June 1995, on Vertigo Records Internationally and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. The year in which the group officially disbanded. Now for the first time you can listen to the original and alternative recording to "Dire Straits live at The BBC", such as it was mixed for its release. I personally like this one more than the official one. Judge for yourself.

See you soon with more and better. Be good like Johnny, Ok?.

Sheryl Crow - "Sheryl Crow" . (The lost 1992 album)

Hi again!.., how are you?. We come back with another lost album but recovered with the best quality known so far. A pretty good album that shouldn't have been archived. The album that should have started Sheryl Crow's career on September 22, 1992.

But let's see what happened.

In 1991 Sheryl Crow meeting with Grammy-winning British producer Hugh Padgham in Hollywood and gave him a tape that he had recorded featuring demos of synth-pop-cum-gospel songs that she'd written with a different collaborators. Padgham immediately realized he had a future rock star. The only thing that didn't seem so good to him was her last name, he wasn't very convinced that "Crow" was a suitable name for an artist. Perhaps we would have to find a stage name for it, but over time it was something that was overcome.

Sheryl was signed to a two-album deal in the spring of 1991 with A&M.The sessions was scheduled to start in september at the old AIR Studios Monserrat.She would sing as well as play piano and Hammond organ with several studio musicians and she'd also co-produce her debut alongside the producer Padgham. With a budget of around a quarter of a million dollars, the basic idea was to save time and money by using the demos that had secured Sheryl her deal with A&M and simply replacing the parts that weren't quite up to the mark.

She was handling much of the production herself, and the dynamic in the studio between her and Hugh was working out apparently well. But Sheryl began to be dissatisfied with Hugh's results. Unfortunately, the camaraderie didn't last. They went wrong was trying to keep the same songs and replace everything with real instruments to make them work. That was a mistake, the wrong move. They tried to take something and turn it into something else, and by the time it became something else it was so watered down that it had not only lost the integrity of the original demos, but it was also just plain confusing. There was no focus in any way.

The major source of discontent for Sheryl was the album's intended focal point: her own voice. it lacked punch and emotion:yet she couldn't convince Hugh of this. When Padgham began mixing the album, tensions arose between him and Sheryl. Sheryl's insecurities surfaced. Sheryl was very frustrated because she believed that her voice was not good enough and she was out of tune, that brought problems in the studio and the first ideas to leave the album.Sheryl ended up fighting with the producer and although the album was finished and a cassette copy was sent to A&R chief David Anderle eventually sanctioned Crow's request to give her musician boyfriend Kevin Gilbert the chance to remix the record at Andora Studios in Los Angeles. However, the sound was imprinted on the tapes and not a lot could be done to effect the desired change. Thus, despite a budget that had mushroomed to $441,000 and a tentative release date of September 22, 1992, the painful decision was taken by a frustrated record company and humiliated artist to shelve a project that they both agreed would be an unmarketable, dead-end debut at a time when grunge was king.

Entitled Sheryl Crow (A&M 75021 5393 4), it was only manufactured as a promotional test pressing cassette, not meant for DJ distribution (note: the "4" at the end of the catalogue number means tape cassette, while "2"s mean cd. There was never a legitimate CD of this album).

This tape consisted of the following tracks: Side A: "All Kinds Of People" / Father, Sun" / "What Does It Matter" / "Indian Summer" / "I Will Walk With You" / “Love You Blind". Side B: “Near Me" / "When Love Is Over" / "You Want It All" / "Hundreds Of Tears" / "The Last Time" / "Borrowed Time".

As we all know, the record was not released on September 22. The reasons were twofold. Firstly, the label itself felt that Sheryl could produce a much more accessable LP, given the right surroundings. Secondly, Sheryl was intensely unhappy with the feel and production of the work. Thus, it was mutually agreed that the LP would be shelved, and a less "produced" and more informal LP would be made for issue in its stead. That LP was Tuesday Night Music Club, released about a year later, and becoming an international success.

Here you have the original album with a sound like you had heard before because it comes from 2nd generation copies in two versions, one destined to be published on CD or cassette and the other edited for LP I also include an extra disk. The first three songs are discards from this lost album. The fourth "Hundreds of tears" is from the soundtrack: of "Point Break " and the remaining tunes were recorded by Sheryl Crow in collaboration with Todd Wolfe in late 1990 or early 1991 and Sheryl Crow's first professionally recorded live appearance.

Side One: 25:49

1 All kinds of people. 4:11 / 2 Father´s sun. 4:11 / 3 What does it matter. 3:23 / 4 Indian summer. 4:21 / 5 I will walk with you. 5:36 / 6 Love you blind. 4:04

Side Two: 26:35

1 Near Me. 3:58 / 2 When love is over. 4:07 / 3 You want it all. 4:07 / 4 Hundreds of tears #1. 5:56 / 5 The last time. 3:41 / 6 Borrowed Time. 4:39

Additional material: #1

1 Welcome to real life. 4:16 (outtake from this lost album) / 2 Borrowed time (edit). 3:20 / 3 Love you blind (edit). 2:57 / 4 Hundreds of tears #2. 6:26. (from “Point Break” soundtrack).

Additional material: #2 (with Todd Wolfe)

1 California. 4:35 / 2 Mercy. 4:44 / 3 Last laugh. 4:03 / 4 Sway (live edit). 3:43. (Unknown Venue, Denver, Co. USA - March 23.1993).

Ok guys.., and girls too!, see you soon, with more and better.

Madness: "The Ghost Hour" - (Reconstructed 1986 lost album)

"The Ghost Hour" was to be Madness' seventh studio album. Between July and early September 1986, they recorded demos for this new album at their Liquidator Studios in North London. From these sessions, they selected a sequenced track list of 11 songs to be produced for the finished album.

But ... let's see what happened.

Everything seemed to be going well and the future lp was announced with its track listing displayed in Issue XIV of the official Madness "MIS" Nutty Boys fanzine (published during August 1986): 

1.11th hour. / 2.(Waiting for the) Ghost Train. / 3.Be Good Boy. / 4.Natural Act. / 5,Maybe In Another Life. / 6.Precious One. / 7. Patience. / 8. Remember The Day. / 9.Perfect Place. / 10. 4.B.F. / 11.It´s For The Best.

Four songs were selected to be future singles from this album: "11th Hour", "Waiting For The Ghost Train", "Be Good Boy" and "Natural Act".

The band held a competition on Nutty Boys Issue XIV for MIS members to design the cover for the pop-up album. The number read: "The topic will be ghosts, hocus pocus, hubble bubble, forests and streams, witch hour, creatures of the night, etc." Entries were expected to be received by October 13, 1986. Even so, the band had wanted to photograph themselves sitting in front of a blazing fire in a large, dark, and dingy room. The idea was that ghost stories were being told on; but Madness decided to separate due to musical differences, they announced their separation at the end of September 1986, so they abandoned the album, this lost work was to be produced by Stuart Levine.

Madness without Carl, Suggs, Lee and Chris recorded two songs: "(Waiting for) The Ghost Train" and their B-side "Maybe in another life." These songs became the group's farewell single, released on October 27.1986. This single spent nine weeks on the UK charts, reaching number 18. The song first appeared on a The band's 1986 Utter album. Madness Greatest Hits Compilation, released one month after the single's release.Madness's unreleased album, whose title was to be: "The Ghost Hour", was replaced by a compilation known as "Utter Madness." In 1988, four members of the band – Suggs, Chas Smash, Lee Thompson and Chris Foreman – continued under the name The Madness. After one self-titled album and two singles that failed to make the top 40, this band also split.

Below is a reconstruction of that album with twelve songs and not eleven, as it has been discovered that "Song in Red" was also recorded during those sessions; with this line-up:

Side One: 21:32

1.11th Hour. (Rmk). 4:02 / 2.(Waiting For The) Ghost Train. 3:44 / 3.Be Good Boy. 4:11 / 4.Natural Act. (Live edit) . 3:11 / 5.Maybe In Another Life. 3:00 / 6.Precious One. (Live edit) . 3:01

Side Two: 18:03

7.Patience. (Edit). 1:20 / 8.Song In Red. 3:38 / 9. Nightmare,Nightmare. 4:29  (A.k.a: Remember The Day) / 10.Perfect Place. 3:05 / 11. 4.B.F. (Remix). 2:51 / 12.It´s For The Best. (Remix). 2:37.

All songs have been improved, some edited and some reworked to find the best and most robust result possible. As there is no official cover, the original idea sought by the group of a penunmbra room illuminated by the fire in the fireplace has been followed. Ok guys!..,, see you soon with more and better.

The Rolling Stones - "Flashpoint" - (Unreleased Expanded Edition)

Hello again. This month I bring you a double album that will remind you of the Rolling Stones return tour after almost a decade without concerts.

Although it is a great live album, I prefer the previous "Still Life", partly because it meant Bill Wyman's goodbye to the group and that takes away points.

But let's know something about this great album now expanded.

Alternate Cover

Flashpoint is a live album by the Rolling Stones, their first live album by the group since 1982's Still Life. The album was recorded in 1989 and 1990 on the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle Tour and released in April 1991.Recorded across North America, Europe and Japan, It is also the first Rolling Stones release of the 1990s and, unlike previous live sets, includes two new studio tracks: "Highwire" and "Sex Drive"; the former was released as a single earlier in 1991 and was a comment on the Gulf War.

This album was The Rolling Stones' final release under their contract with Sony Music, the band signed a new lucrative long-term worldwide deal with Virgin Records in 1991, with the exception of Bill Wyman.

After 30 years with the band, the 55-year-old Wyman decided that he had other interests he wanted to pursue and felt that, considering the size of the recently completed Steel Wheels project and tour, it was fitting to bow out at that time. Although he would not officially announce his departure until January 1993 – during the interim the rest of the band had repeatedly asked him to reconsider – he had talked about leaving the band for at least ten years.Here I bring you the complete and reconstructed album, in the correct order, with all the selected songs from the world tour released to date on CD, LP or Cassette but not on Video or DVD. This is another story. I also inlude a discarded desingn for the album cover.

Part 1:

1.(Intro) Continental Drift – 1:40

2.Start Me Up – 3:59 (26 November 1989; Memorial Stadium; Clemson, South Carolina)

3.Sad Sad Sad – 3:28 (19 December 1989; Atlantic City Convention Center; Atlantic City, New Jersey)

4.Undercover of the Night – 4:13 (19 December 1989; Atlantic City Convention Center; Atlantic City, New Jersey)

5.Harlem Shuffle – 4:20 (27 February 1990; Korakuen Dome; Tokyo, Japan)

6.Tumbling Dice – 4:12 (24 August 1990; Wembley Stadium; London, England)

7.Miss You – 5:54 (25 November 1989; Gator Bowl; Jacksonville, Florida)

8.Ruby Tuesday – 3:29 (27 February 1990; Tokyo Dome; Tokyo, Japan)

9.Play with Fire – 3:18 (26 November 1989; Memorial Stadium; Clemson, South Carolina)

10.Factory Girl – 2:39 (6 July 1990; Wembley Stadium; London, England)

11.Rock and a Hard Place – 4:52 (25 November 1989; Gator Bowl; Jacksonville, Florida)

12.You Can't Always Get What You Want – 7:10 (25 November 1989; Gator Bowl; Jacksonville, Florida)

13.I Just Want to Make Love to You – 4:05 (6 July 1990; Wembley Stadium; London, England)

14.Can´t Be Seen – 4:11 (26 November 1989; Memorial Stadium; Clemson, South Carolina)

Part 2:

1.Little Red Rooster – 5:07 (19 December 1989; Atlantic City Convention Center; Atlantic City, New Jersey)

2.Paint It Black – 3:57 (13 June 1990; Olympic Stadium; Barcelona, Spain)

3.2000 Lights Years From Home – 3:13 (13 June 1990; Olympic Stadium; Barcelona, Spain)

4.Sympathy For The Devil – 5:22 (26 February 1990; Korakuen Dome; Tokyo, Japan)

5.Gimmie Shelter – 6:32 (26 February 1990; Korakuen Dome; Tokyo, Japan)

6.Street Fighting Man – 3:41 (25 August 1990; Wembley Stadium; London, England)

7.Brown Sugar – 4:05 (28 July 1990; Stadio Delle Alpi; Turin, Italy)

8.Jumping Jack Flash – 5:01 (27 February 1990; Korakuen Dome; Tokyo, Japan)

9.(I Can´t Get No) Satisfaction – 6:08 (26 November 1989; Memorial Stadium; Clemson, South Carolina)

10.Highwire – 4:46 (Full Length version)

11.Sex Drive – 6:00 (Club mix)

Bonus track : 12.Winning Ugly VI – 7:53 (London mix)) From "Ruby Tuesday" U.K. CDsgl.

All songs by Jagger/ Richards except: 5A by (Bob Relf, Ernest Nelson); 13A & 1B by (Dixon)

Flashpoint was recorded using binaural recording. This gives the effect that the concert audience is behind the home listener.

OK Guys!.., that´s all for now, see you with more and better.

U2 - "Wide Awake in America" - (Reconstructed Lp version)

Hi everybody, let´s go with more!.

“Wide Awake in America" it´s a four-track extended play by U2. It was released on 20 May 1985 through Island Records. It was originally released only in North America and Japan but it charted in the UK as an import. It was re-released internationally in 1990.

This is an extended version of that EP, now turned into LP that shows all the selected and unused material, alternative and unknown material made by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Ok, let´s go with it!

Alternate cover.

Side one begins with: "Yoshino Blossom", whose title means "cherry blossom" in Japanese; It was recorded at the beginning of the “The unforgettable fire sessions”, end of May 1983. at Slane Castle with producer Paul Thomas. Remixed later by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois adding Bono's voice reciting the poem "Mother of God" by William Butler Yeats, Although the song remained as a possible B-side and a candidate to open “Wide awake in America”, but both the instrumental and vocal versions ended up archived.

Next song: "Bad" was produced by the band and recorded live from the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England on 12 November 1984, as part of the Unforgettable Fire Tour. It´s a song about heroin addiction, would become a staple of their live set. Radio programmers often chose this “Wide Awake in America” version over the original studio recording.

“Boomerang” is a “outtake” of over seven minutes made by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois to be included in the 12-inch, cassette or CD release and “wide awake in America” EP.

Side two opens with "BassTrap / Three Sunrise", both songs are shown together because they should have originally appeared like this, in April 1985 as part of 12-inch "The Inforgettable Fire"; but the producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois were reserved to be part of "Wade awake in America", although in the end this version was unreleased.

"Love Comes Tumbling", it´s an slightly edited version with four bars immediately preceding the vocal deleted, that appears first on 12 ": Island / L18002 (Australian release) and after on the B-sides disc of The Best of 1980–1990.

“Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come”. It was to be a coda of the previous song whose title was not going to appear on "wide awake in America". But in the end it included in "The Unforgettable Fire" 2x7 ": Island / ISD220 and CBS / DA 6185 (UK and Ireland releases).

“A Sort of Homecoming" is live from Wembley Arena in London on 15 November 1984. The song was produced by Tony Visconti and recorded during a soundcheck at the concert, with the crowd noise mixed in later during post-production at Good Earth Studios. This is the song without any post-production, as recorded during soundcheck.

Side One: 19:53.

1.Yoshino Blossom.(Alternate vocal version).(4:37) - 2.Bad.(Live).(7:53) - 3.Boomerang.(Unreleased version).(7:21).

Side Two: 19:46.

1.BassTrap / Three Sunrise.(Unreleased mix).(8:43) -  2.Love Comes Tumbling (Alternate).(4:39) - 3.Sixty Seconds In Kingdom Come.(Unreleased mix).(2:24) - 4.A Sort of Homecoming.(Soundcheck version).(3:59)

For the cover, another alternative has been used that finally appeared exceptionally in some countries such as Mexico. Ok, that´s all see you soon, with more and better.

Stevie Nicks: "Mirror Mirror".

Hello friends !, here we go again with more and better, this time with a reconstruction of the hypothetical unreleased album: “Mirror Mirror”, by the always pretty and elegant Stevie Nicks.

Many things have been said about this work, among them that it was a lie made true by the singer's fans, let's see briefly what there is of all this.

"Mirror Mirror" was an unreleased studio album that was recorded in mid-1984 by American singer-songwriter and lead singer of Fleetwood Mac: Stevie Nicks. This is partially true. But let's better read the statements that Stevie Nicks made in the late 80's regarding the title of her third solo album "Rock a little": (...) well, first it was going to be "Mirror, Mirror"; that was going to be the name of "Rock A Little". And then because the song 'Mirror, Mirror' didn't end up on the record because I didn't like the way it came out, I changed it to "Rock A Little" because it became the title track (.. .) ". Well, with this, everything would be said. But let's know something else.

The facts tell us that the producer Jimmy Iovine was originally hired to produce the album and work on the demo recordings in early 1984.After several weeks of work, he made an acetate, which was never intended to be released as a possible album. Nicks discarded these recordings and the producer left claiming that he did not like the direction in which Nicks wanted to take the album. Although the real reason was a couple fight between Stevie and Jimmy who had an intimate relationship for years. That acetate carried these songs:

Side A: 1.Mirror Mirror.- 2.Greta. - 3.Thousand days. – 4.Battle of the dragon. – 5.One more big time Rock N´Roll Star. – 6.Has anyone ever written anything for you?.

Side B: 1.The Dealer.- 2.Listen to the rain. - 3.Lady from the mountains. – 4. Rose Garden. – 5. Love Is Like a River. – 6. She Loves Him Still.

“Mirror Mirror": Released as the B-Side to the 1992 cassette "Blue Denim" single. “Greta”: Released on the Street Angel. “Thousand Days”: Released as the B-Side of the "Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind" single and later released on the Enchanted. “Battle of the Dragon”: Released on the American Anthem soundtrack and later on Enchanted. “One More Big Time Rock And Roll Star”: Released as the B-Side to the "Talk to Me" single and later released on Enchanted. “Has anyone ever written anything for you?”. Released on the “Rock A little “ Lp.

“The Dealer” : Released on "24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault". “Listen to the rain”: Released on the Street Angel. “Lady from the mountains”: Released as "Moonlight: A Vampire's Dream" on In Your Dreams. "Rose Garden" and "Love is like a river": Released on the Street Angel. “She Loves Him Still”: Released on "24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault".

Other demos and outtakes that were recorded during the “Mirror Mirror / Rock A Little sessions” include: “Love Don't Fail Me Now“, “Chanel Chanel“. “Are You Mine“. “Gypsy Beggars“. “I Call You Missing“. “Priest of Nothing“. “Jimmy-Come On Back“. “Tied Up (In Promises)”. “Ooh Ooh Baby“. “Freestyle“ “Mabel Norman“ “Something Exquisite,”. “Night Gallery“. “You Like Me“. “All These Years,”. “Long Way To Go“. “Rock A Bye Baby“. “What Has Rock N' Roll Ever Done For You?”.“It's Not A Dream”

When she started working on new sessions, that cost $ 1 million dollars (USD); her voice was no longer the same, more hoarse and nasal, due to cocaine abuse. Even with everything Stevie completed the album, now renamed "Rock a little", throughout 1985 using different recording studios and producers among which were: Rick Nowels. Mike Campbell. Chas Sandford and Keith Olsen.

Released November 18 1985. "Rock a Little" hit the top 20 in its second week. The album peaked at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200, and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) after just one month of its release for sales in excess of 1,000,000 units. The album was also certified Gold in the United Kingdom for sales in excess of 100,000 units. The album was ranked No. 41 in the best-selling albums of 1986 in the United States.Meanwhile Nicks' growing addiction to cocaine at the time which hampered her tour performances (she would famously check into the Betty Ford Clinic at the tour's conclusion).

Anyway.., here you have this reconstruction of something that could have been but ultimately was not. Enjoy it and see you soon.

The Clash: " Rat Patrol From Fort Dragg". (Reconstructed Rejected Album).

Welcome back to my site. This time starting with a rejected The Clash album mixed and compiled by Mick Jones, singer and songwriter best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist, co-founder of this British punk band.

But first let's know something more about this super 2lp.

Original rejected and censored cover.

Before there was a Combat Rock album , there was other tentatively titled Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg, the initial draft of which was conceived almost entirely by Clash guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones. The bootleg recordings of the Rat Patrol sessions that would eventually surface years later reveal the proposed album to be not only superior to the actual release, but one of the greatest “lost” albums in pop music history.

After a short tour to promoteve the triple album Sandinsta!, The band was back to the studio in New York to complete their fifth LP. Unfortunately, they were not in good shape. Drumming prodigy Topper Headon was drawing ever-nearer to the rock bottom of his nasty heroin habit, while lyricist Joe Strummer and bassist Paul Simonon had re-hired their old manager as a means to wrangle the group’s increasingly unwieldy sound and image.

Mick, the band's only real and functioning musician, the only one with knowledge producing and engineering start to mixed and compiled a new record, The resulting album, which Mick recorded at New York’s Electric Lady Studios from November 1981 to January 1982, was the following:

Side A: (18:53) 1.The Beautiful People Are Ugly Too.(3:45) / 2.Kill Time (edit).(4:48) / 3.Should I Stay Or Should I Go.(3:07) / 4.Rock The Casbah.(3:41) / 5.Know Your Rights (alt.vers.).(3:30)

Side B: (18:53) 6.Red Angel Dragnet (edit).(3:20) / 7.Ghetto Defendant (edit).(4:15) / 8.Sean Flynn.(7:21) / 9.Car Jamming.(3:55)

Side C: (18:13) 10.Inoculated City.(2:37) / 11.Death Is A Star.(3:08) / 12.Walk Evil Talk (remix).(5:10) / 13.Atom Tan.(2:25) / 14.Overpowered By Funk.(4:51)

Side D: (18:08) 15.Long Time Jerk (long mix).(5:08) / 16.First Night Back In London.(2:58) / 17.Cool Confusion.(3:12) / 18.Straight To Hell (Unedited Version).(6:49)

It would have been the Clash’s third release in a row as an expanded 2LP set, sometimes more. Jones’ presented the “finished” product to the rest of the Clash and their label, and the reception was almost unanimously negative. Joe Strummer and manager Bernie Rhodes balked at the extended running times of several of the tracks. CBS execs saw the album’s bizarre hybrid of underground genres as a threat to its marketability. Jones was outnumbered, and CBS hired former Who producer Glyn Johns to remix the album to a single LP. Several of Rat Patrol’s best tracks were removed outright, other tracks' lengths were cut in half, verses were changed or left out, and samples and effects stripped away, the result of which is the final product Combat Rock. So much of the original album’s life had been removed in the process, leaving Combat Rock sounding tepid and uneven.

The original album cover was also rejected for its extreme rawness. The execution in February 1968 in the streets of Saigon of a rebel at the hands of a South Vietnamese police general, a scene captured by the cameras. Sorry if anyone is bothered, but I think it was necessary to have the full album both inside and out.

Anyway, here you have a remix of the album that Jones had planned; plus another disc with additional material. Enjoy it.


19.Outside Broadcast.(7:22) (Non-album song. B side from Canada 12-inch EP. November 1982.) / 20.Radio One.(6:17) (Non-album song. B side from Canada 12-inch EP. November 1982.) / 21.This is Radio Clash.(4:09) (Non -album song. A side from 7-inch single. November 1982)  / 22.Mustapha Dance.(4:22). (Non-album song. A side from U.K “Mustapha Dance” single. 1991)  / 23.The Magnificent Dance.(5.35). (Non-album song. B side from U.K “Mustapha Dance” single. 1991)  / 24.Should I Stay Or Should I Go (live).(2:44). B side from “Rock The Casbah” US. single. (Live Shea Stadium, Queens, N.Y.C. US. October 13.1982) / 25.Long Time Jerk (edit).(2:55).(Non-album song. B side from “Rock The Casbah” U.K single) / 26.Red Angel Dragnet (Instrumental).(1:44).(Non-album song. B side from Canada “Rock The Casbah” EP. 1982)  / 27.Straight to Hell (edit).(5:28)  / 28.Cool Confusion (remix).(3:29).(Non-album song. B “Should I stay of should I go? US. single. 1982)  / 29.Sean Flynn (edit).(4:25)  / 30.Ghetto Defendant (Unedited Version).(6;11)  / 31.Walk Evil Talk (unedited Vocal Mix).(7:35)

The Shining (2nd part) - (The Director´s Mixes).

Hil again!. Today I bring you something extra, an album that I should have put on years ago but that I could not locate until recently.This is a special contribution to Kubrick's fans and "shining" lovers like me.

This is the second part of the promised shining trilogy. This time they are the mixes that were made for the film, some finally rejected, but which almost ended up being the original soundtrack released in 1980.

Rejected alternative cover for movie poster.

For this reason it is structured on two sides with a length intended to be presented in an LP;but following the order of inclusion in the film . Much of this material was used in the film, but other was unpublished such as: "The Gold Room / Heartbeats and Worry".; "The Ballroom Medley" or "Bloody Elevators".

For the first time is show the original soundtrack reconstructed after Stanley Kubrick rejected that of Wendy Carlos and Rachel Eldkind, made with excerpts of contemporary classical music by: .György Ligeti; Bela Bartók or Krzysztof Penderecki.

In addition, the original titles of how they were to be named in that lost album are shown.

Side A: (22:17)

1.The Shining. (2:52) / 2.Danny Talks To The Mirror. (2:42) / 3.Rocky Mountains. (3:04) / 4.Danny´s Vision. (1:29) / 5.The Labyrinth. (2:19) / 6.The Bloodied Sisters Vision. (1:00) / 7.Jack & Danny. (4:43) / 8.Room 237 and Nightmare. (4:04).

Side B: (22:26)

1.The Gold Room / Heartbeats and Worry. (4:19) / 2.The Ballroom Medley. (3:05) / 3.Redrum. (2:26) / 4.Bloody Elevators. (2:21) / 5.Danny Runs For His life. (3:19) / 6.In The Snow Labyrinth. (3:32) / 7.Midnight With The Stars & You. (3:22).

I also put an article that tells you almost perfectly how and when these pieces sounds within the film.

Opening titles: "The Shining" by Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind.

Torrance family drive to the Overlook: "Rocky Mountains" by Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind. This piece is based on "Dies Irae" (Day of Wrath), the 5th movement of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

Danny talks to the mirror and sees Grady twins for the first time; Hallorann showing Wendy the kitchen; Hallorann shines for the first time: "Lontano" written by György Ligeti, conducted by Ernest Bour, performed by the Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks.

Wendy and Danny play in Labyrinth; Danny tries to open the door to room 237; Danny goes for toy firetruck: "Music For Strings, Percussion and Celesta" (Movement III) written by Bela Bartók, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, performed by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jack's nightmare; Jack enters room 237: "The Awakening of Jacob" written and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

Jack hits Hallorann with axe; Wendy sees Redrum in the mirror; Wendy sees Hallorann's body; Wendy encounters the ghosts: "Utrenja" (Ewangelia), written and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

Wendy hits Jack with bat; Jack axes door; "Heeeeeeeere's Johnny!"; Wendy sees blood coming from the elevator; Jack chases Danny through the maze:  "Utrenja" (Kanon Paschy), written and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

Danny turns corner on his bike and sees Grady twins; Wendy discovers Jack has destroyed snow-cat; Jack's frozen body: "De Natura Sonoris No.1", written and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

Jack storms into Gold Room; Danny writes Redrum; Hallorann drives to hotel; Wendy and Danny reunited outside maze: "De Natura Sonoris No.2", written and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

Wendy finds Jack's "novel"; Wendy drags Jack into pantry; Jack tells Wendy to check out the snow-cat: "Polymorphia" , written and conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki, performed by the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra.

Jack see balloons in the Gold Room: "Masquerade", written and performed by Jack Hylton and his Orchestra.

1st Half of Toilet conversation with Grady: "It's All Forgotten Now", written by Ray Noble, performed by Ray Noble & his Mayfair Dance Orchestra, with Al Bowlly on vocals.

2nd Half of Toilet conversation with Grady: "Home", written by Ray Noble, performed by Ray Noble & his Mayfair Dance Orchestra, with Al Bowlly on vocals.

Jack attends ball; Closing credits: "Midnight, the Stars and You", written by James Campbell, Reginald Connelly and Harry Woods, performed by Ray Noble & his Mayfair Dance Orchestra, with Al Bowlly on vocals.

Well, I hope you like it and you enjoy this second part, hoping that the third and last part will arrive soon. A hug friends and see you soon. Meanwhile take care.

Maurice Gibb: "A Breed Apart" - (Reconstructed unreleased 1984 soundtrack)

Hi, everybody!, Oscars month and we started it off with a unreleased soundtrack.

This is a special record, very, very difficult to reconstructed. I think that, one of the most. It has been a personal challenge, it took me almost a year to achieve it, because the material has been very complicated to find and then that it was of sufficient quality to be able to work on it and finally be able to include it in the final selection.

The entire soundtrack has been restored and improved as much as my technical means have allowed me, but I think the result has been more than acceptable; but before we enjoy it, let's take a quick look at its history..

Alternate Original Cover

A Breed Apart soundtrack by Maurice Gibb in his second collaboration with Jimmie Haskell, succeeded as a film score composer. A Breed Apart features Maurice’s score and two songs by Maurice.

The story takes place on an island that is home to rare eagles and a loner named Jim. A visitor named Mike comes to see the eagles, but once Jim leaves the island to see his friend Stella and her son Adam on the mainland, Mike plans to steal an eagle’s eggs for a collector he works for. The main title song ‘Hold Her in Your Hand’ appears to be about both Stella and the eagle. The other song ‘On Time’ appears in a scene during Jim’s visit to Stella.

The soundtrack was the very last recording session at the famous Gold Star Studio in Los Angeles in Maurice attended even though he did not play on the soundtrack— or so he believed. Jimmie Haskell said years later that he was very impressed by Maurice’s demos, especially his sensitive playing of the flute parts. He thinks Maurice did not know it, but Jimmie mixed the synthesizer flute into the finished recordings because he liked the sound so much.The titles, timings, and running order above are from the tape box, which lists Maurice as producer and Dennis Hetzendorfer as engineer. These are the finished tracks for the soundtrack album. The score for the film itself included different and alternate recordings of the same musical themes. Maurice and Jimmie prepared a soundtrack album that was not released. This is the original line-up:

Side One: (16;02)

1.Hold Her In Your Hand.(4:22) / 2.A Breed Apart.(1:59) / 3.Jim's Theme.(3:17) / 4. Solitude.(2:34) / 5.The Intruders.(3:48)

Side Two: (19:36)

6.On Time.[Rmk] (3;39) / 7.Mike And The Mountains.(1:38) / 8.Adam's Dream.(3:56) / 9.A Touch Apart.(3:20) / 10.The Breed Ending.(2:29) / 11.Hold Her In Your Hand [Instrumental version].(4;30).

All songs by Maurice Gibb, except: track 1 & 11 by Maurice Gibb & Barry Gibb.

Jimmie Haskell — orchestral arrangement, / Maurice Gibb — synthesizer, lead vocal on "Hold Her in Your Hand" and "On Time" / Dennis Hetzendorfer — engineer. / Maurice Gibb – producer. February 1984, Gold Star, Los Angeles.

A single of the new song, ‘Hold Her in Your Hand’, was released on September 1984 in Britain (Audiotrax) and by RCA in Australia, and South Africa. It was originally recorded by the Bee Gees in the sessions of Living Eyes in 1981, but was not released at that time. The song was re-recorded for the film A Breed Apart.

The country ballad-style would have made it ideal for Kenny Rogers (as the Gibbs wrote songs for him in 1983) The instrumental mix Maurice made for the B side has a little of his backing vocal in it.

Finally, among all the discarded material I include some extras that I consider reach enough quality not to spoil this soundtrack.

Bonus tracks: (21:17)

12.A Breed Apart. [Alternate] (2:16) / 13.The Intruders.[Alternate Rough Mix] (3:37) / 14.On Time.(2:59) (Original Version) (*) / 15.Hold Her In Your Hand.[Alternate Mix] (4:26) (**) / 16.Hold Her In Your Hand.[Instrumental Alternate Mix] (4:09) / 17.Hold Her In Your Hand.(sung by Samantha Gibb) (3:47)

(*) B-side "My World" single. Released on 14 January 1972. "On time" was recorded on 21 October1971 at IBC Studios. London. England. (**) "Living Eyes Outtake".

Ok.., I hope you like it, I think so. Be good and see you soon with another promised soundtrack. Can you keep a secret? .., me too!.

Genesis: "Abacab" - (Reconstructed Early Version).

Hi!, let's go with more "albums forgotten recontructed". This time with another work from Genesis, the original line-up of the unreleased double LP from "Abacab". This is the final part of the 1980-82 trilogy: "Duke" , "Abacab" and "Three Sides Live". Perhaps, one of the best moments of the second leg of this band that began in 1976, after Peter Gabriel left the band. Okay, let's go with a quick story about the album of the month.

Alternate cover for the album

In June 1980, Genesis ended their “Duke” World Tour, after a short break, in November they purchased Fisher Lane Farm, a farm near Chiddingfold, Surrey, as their new recording studio. But they didn't start recording until March 1981, because the place had to be renovated.

Genesis registered Abacab in 14 weeks, working between 12 and 14 hours each day, with Hugh Padgham as the new engineer, chosen after their work on "Face Value", replacing producer and engineer David Hentschel, who had worked with them since 1975. The new environment had a productive effect on the writing process, the band had written enough material for a double album, in June Padgham edited a copy with the following content:

Side A: (19:49)

1.The Abacab Suite. (Parts I to IV) (*) I.Dodo-Lurker. II.Submarine. III.Naminanu. IV.Abacab.

Side B: (18:28)

1.Paperlate.(3:37) / 2.No Reply At All.(4:17) / 3.Me and Sarah Jane.(6:02) / 4.Keep It Dark.(4:31)

Side C:(19:51)

1.Man On The Corner.(4:26) / 2.Who Dunnit?.(3:23) / 3.You Might Recall.(7:03) (*) (full length version) / 4.Me and Virgil (edit).(4:57) (*)

Side D:(19:10)

1.Like It Or Not.(6:41) (*) (full length version) / 2.Another Record.(5:55) (*) (full length version) / 3.The Abacab Jam.(6:33) (*)

(*) Unreleased or alternate version. All songs written by Genesis, except: “Me and Sarah Jane” by Tony Banks; “Man on the corner” by Phil Collins and “Like it or not” by Mike Rutherford.

The result was not bad, but the band cut almost an hour of material because they sounded too similar to their previous albums. They wanted a less elaborate and natural sound, almost as if it had been recorded in concert. So this first edition of the album was scrapped and reworked again, but as a single LP. Eliminating some songs like: "Paperlate", "You Might Recall" and "Me & Virgil", that were included in the second EP of Genesis, "3 × 3" and the North American edition of his third live album "Three Sides Live " ,released in 1982. In addition, the suite that opened the original album was undone, leaving the song" Abacab "as the start of the new version, moving" Dodo "/" Lurker "to the B side." Submarine " and " Naminanu " they became the B-sides of the singles: "No Reply at All" and "Keep It Dark.". Others were filed as: "The Abacab Jam", leaving the full version better and assigning the short version to the single, while "I like it or not" or "Another album" were edited.

Tony Banks – keyboards / Phil Collins – drums, vocals / Mike Rutherford – guitars, bass guitars / EWF Horns – horns on "No Reply at All" / Thomas "Tom Tom 84" Washington - horn arrangement on "No Reply at All".

Genesis – producers / Hugh Padgham – engineer / Bill Smith – album cover Unlike previous Genesis albums, the cover was not going to have any lettering, just the four sheets that were made. / Chris Peyton – sleeve adaptation (for The Redroom) / Carol Willis – project co-ordination / Tony Smith – manager.

Abacab was the eleventh studio album by English rock band Genesis, released on 18 September 1981 by Charisma Records.The álbum received a mostly positive reception from critics and was a commercial success for the band, reaching No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 7 on the US Billboard 200. Genesis released four singles:

1.- "Abacab" / "Another Record". Released: 14 August 1981 “Abacab” had three versions: 7:02 (LP version) / 4:10 (UK single edit) / 3:59 (US single edit)

2.- “No Reply At All” / "Naminanu / Dodo". Released only US. 9 September 1981 “No Reply at all” had two versions: “4:40 (LP version) / 4:00 (US promo single edit). 18 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100

3.- “Keep It Dark”/ "Naminanu".Released only UK. 23 October 1981 It reached number 33 in the UK Singles Chart.

4.- “Man On The Corner” / "Submarine".Released: 5 March 1982. “Man On The Corner” had four versions: 4:27 (LP version) / 3:56 (Special-mix) / 3:40 (U.S. single remix/edit) / 3:53 (U.K. single remix/edit) It peaked at No. 41 on the UK Singles Chart[1] and No. 40 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Abacab received a mostly positive reception from critics and was a commercial success for the band, reaching No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 and .was certified double platinum in 1988 by the Recording Industry Association of America for two million copies sold in the US.

Abacab bonus disc: (41:06)

1.-Abacab (Single Edit).(4:10) / 2.Another Record (Single Edit).(4:22) / 3.No Reply At All (Single Edit).(4:00) / 4.Naminanu-Dodo (Alternate Mix).(4:11) / 5.Keep It Dark (Single Edit)(4:10) / 6.Naminanu (Alternate Mix)).(2:29) / 7.Man On The Corner (Special Mix).(3:36) / 8.Submarine (Remix).(5:05) / 9. Abacab (12 Inch Version). (9:00)

Ok!.., that´s all!. Enjoy it. Don´t forget, see you soon with more and better. Meanwhile be good and take care.

Eric Clapton: "Turn Up Down" - (Rejected 1980 LP)

Hi again! New year and more albums for you.

This time we open with Eric Clapton "slowhand". Here´s the quick story about a rejected 1980 album called "Turn Up Down".

Ok.., here we go.

The late '70s was a difficult time for Eric Clapton, although he had just reconciled, once again, with his wife Patty Boyd, he was drinking heavily and becoming more withdrawn. Also, he was very disappointed in the band, he finally ended the 5 year partnership by firing him, Carl Radle, Dick Sims and Jamie Oldaker, by telegram. It was after the Seattle concert on June 24. For the next concert at Cranleigh Village Hall in Surrey, on September 7, 1979, Eric formed an all-English band with Albert Lee (guitar), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Dave Markee (bass), and Henry Spinetti (drums). The band went on tour and although they were a tight and technically competent unit, they stuck to the recorded versions of Clapton's songs and offered little in the way of spontaneity and improvisation.

In March 1980, the band went into the Surrey Sound Studios, with Glyn Jones as sound engineer, to record a first album together with Eric adding talented Procol Harum keyboardist/ songwriter and old friend Gary Brooker to the band lineup in the hopes of beefing up the sound and sparking some creativity.

The Band: Eric Clapton: Guitar & vocals./ Albert Lee: Guitar & vocals./ Gary Brooker: Guitar & vocals./ Chris Stainton: Keyboards./ Dave Markee: Bass./ Henry Spinetti: Drums.

During the next two months they recorded an album, compiled and produced by engineer Glyn Jones, it was as follows:

Side A: 19:15

01 Instrumental Blues #1. 0:33 / 02 There Ain´t No Money. 3:57 (+) / 03 Game´s Up. 3:12 /  04 Rita Mae. 3:45  / 05 Freedom. 3:47 06 Evangelina. 4:00 (+)

Side B: 21:35

07 Home Loving. 5:07 (*)  / 08 Hold Me Lord. 3:34 / 09 Something Special. 2:47 (+)  / 10 I´d Love To Say I Love. 4:26 (+) / 11 Catch Me If You Can. 4:39 (*) / 12 Instrumental Blues #2. 0:59

All songs by Eric Clapton except: (*) Gary Broker & Eric Clapton. (+) Albert Lee & Eric Clapton.

With Eric happy to stay in the background the resultant collection of songs was deemed unacceptable by his record company RSO for being too laid back and not commercial enough and was more of a band album than an Eric Clapton effort with Brooker and Lee singing lead vocals on several songs.

RSO canceled the album and instead prefered to release another live: called “Just One Night” recorded at Budokan Theatre,Tokyo,Japan, from last tour in December 3 & 4 1979.The cancellation of this album prompted Eric Clapton to make the decision to leave RSO and sign by Warner.

Some of the songs from this rejected work were re-recorded again for “Another Ticket”, released in February 17.1981.The last work with RSO - Polydor Records.

Ok.., that´s all. See you soon, you know.., with more and better. Meanwhile take care and don't forget enjoy it.

PLASMATICS - "New Hope for the Wretched" - (Reconstructed original version - acetate line-up).

A crazy post to close a crazy year.. Plasmatics? .., Who were they ?.

For some, it was just a crazy American punk band. But no, they were something else. A countercultural revolution that did not leave anyone indifferent to where they were going because their shows were anticipated in time to what people could see, hear and the authorities allow. The world was not yet ready for such a degree of madness.

It was in 1977, in the heart of New York, in Times Square, where Rod Swenson, a graduate of Fine Arts from Yale University, who had already worked with The Ramones or Patty Smith, met the singer Wendy O. Williams after her accidentally finding a copy of Show Business Weekly that someone had thrown on the floor of the bus station. In that magazine, he saw an advertisement for a casting call for Rod's theater show, Captain Kink's Sex Fantasy Theater. Days later, Wendy showed up and her performance convinced and caught Rod's attention so much that he decided to hire her.

Soon after, Wendy and Rod thought of forming a music group in the wake of the punk movement and began looking for possible candidates. In July 1978, the group, a trio, called the Plasmatics gave their first performance at the CBGB club. on the Bowery in New York City.After the concert, Wendy and Rob realized that they needed another guitarist, shortly after. Wes Beech joined the group.plasmatics for better or for worse born.

Wendy O. Williams – vocals, saxophone, chainsaw, machine gun /  Richie Stotts – lead guitar  / Wes Beech – rhythm guitar /  Jean Beauvoir – bass guitar  / Stu Deutsch – drums, synthdrums

The band's show soon became famous as they were chaotic, destructive and outrageous high voltage live performances. These included chainsaws, smashing guitars, loudspeakers, mallets hitting televisions, firing rifles over the heads of the public, and blowing up cars - something that had not been seen until then.Quickly rose in the New York City punk underground scene of the time.with sold-out shows each night. The success was such that Plasmatics headlined the Palladium on November 16, 1979, the first group in history to do so at full ticket prices and without a major label recording contract.

In addition, the singer who was already beginning to have her first contacts with the porn industry. In 1979 he starred in his first porn movie "Candy Goes to Hollywood" with renowned actors like John Leslie, of the five he did in his short career until 1987.

During the shows, she began to masturbate in public with simulated orgasms or not in front of the audience., sometimes allowing herself to be touched without caring. She always showed her breasts, with her nipples covered with black tape, for attitudes like these she was arrested by the police on more than one occasion for public scandal. These attitudes made many American record labels were reluctant to sign with the band.Only Britain's Stiff Records dared, but first they flew to New York City to watch a show in person and determine if what they had been reading and listening to could be real. The day after watching the performance, Stiff made an offer and a deal was signed within a month.The Plasmatics began recording songs in New York City for what would become the album "New Hope for the Wretched" with producer Jimmy Miller, who was fired for abusing drugs.

On April 29, 1980, Plasmatics already had a 1st album in acetate of what should be their first studio album, but it was still far from being the definitive copy. This was the original acetate´s line-up:

Side A: (18:21) 1 Want you baby. (1:58) / 2 Dream Lover (7:37) / 3 Sometimes I (3:48) / 4 Corruption . (2:28) / 5 Butcher Baby. (3:10)

Side B: (16:53) 1 Tight Black Pants. (1:41) / 2 You Think Tou´re Comin´.(1:49) / 3.Suburban John (live). (1:48) / 4.Monkey Suit. (3:20) / 5..Living Dead. (1:40) / 6. Test Tube Babies. (1:50) / 7.Won´t You. (2:23) / 8.Concrete Shoes. (2:49) / 9.Fast Food Service. (1:33)

In September, with producer Jimmy Miller out. A revision of this acetate was made and some songs were discarded like: "Suburban John" replaced by a "Squirm" recorded with better means.In addition to new mixes.Leaving the album as follows:

Side: A: (18:13) 1 Want you baby. (1:54) 2 Dream Lover (alternate). (3:14) 3 Sometimes I (alternate) (3:41) 4 Corruption (alternate). (2:23) 5 Butcher Baby. (3:29) 6 Tight Black Pants. (1:42) 7 You Think Tou´re Comin´.(1:47)

Side B: (17:06) 1 Squirm (live). (3:25) (At The Pier, NYC. US. September 12.1980) 2 Monkey Suit. (3:24) 3.Living Dead. (1:35) 4.Test Tube Babies. (1:49) 5.Won´t You. (2:25) 6.Concrete Shoes. (2:53) 7.Fast Food Service. (1:31)

The Plasmatics visited the UK for a tour, which met with opposition from some quarters including the Greater London Council (GLC), particularly for their intention to blow up a car on stage and Williams' semi-nudity. The GLC canceled the band's show at the Hammersmith Odeon after fire inspectors decided the show would not meet safety requirements

The album was finally released on October 2, 1980 with a June single from "Butcher Baby" that landed at No. 55 on the UK Singles Chart. The US edition of the album was packaged with a poster for the canceled Hammersmith Odeon show The Plasmatics career spanned.

Jimmy Miller – producer, percussion  7 Ed Stasium – producer, engineer, mixing /   Rod Swenson – producer, management, mixing  and Trevor Hallsey – engineer

"New Hope for the Wretched" would become the Plasmatics' most successful album, charting for 10 week and peaking at 134 on the Billboard 200 in 1981.The album proved a bigger success in the U.K., peaking at 55 in November 1980. The complet discography, are five studio albums and multiple EPs between 1980 and 1983 ; more a postmortem CD following the suicide of singer in 1998, released in 2000 called: "Coup de Gracia".

We could spend a lot of time talking about the history of plasmatics because of the amount of anecdotes and excesses that they had between 1977 and 1983, the date of their dissolution and what later Wendy O. Williams' solo career meant. As a final note to say that Wendy due to her chaotic life acquired a suicidal tendency that she managed to consummate on April 6, 1998 when she committed suicide by shooting herself in the head.

Anyway, here you have a reconstruction of what the album "New Hope for the Wretched" looked like from the end of September 1980, shortly before being modified for the last time before its official release.

Finally a few bonus tracks, rejected from 1st acetate.:

1 Want You Baby (alternate). (1:17) 2 Dream lover. (full lenght mix). (7:37) 3 Suburban John (live). (1:34) (live at My Father´s Place Roslyn, NYC. US. August 22.1979) (Rejected for poor quality)

Enjoy it.., if you can.., if you haven't had a headache after.

ELO: "TIME" - "Double album - Reconstructed from the Acetate Line Up".(Upgrade).

Hello my friends !. Here we go again. Now with one of the best albums of the 80's. TIME by Electric Light Orchestra. A reconstructed version following the order established in the double acetate found in 2019.

Researching here and there, I have developed a new work for the enjoyment of all of you. It´s not the original recording, but it´s a reconstruction that,more or less, is  90% close to what a double album should have been.

Alternate cover only used on promotional poster.

“Time” was the ninth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra, released 2 July 1981 on Jet Records.The record topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks, though it attracted mixed reviews for its heavy use of synthesizers and stylistic shift away from the orchestral rock of previous ELO albums. This album obtained August 29.1981,  a 16 place in the United States.

“Time” It is a concept album about a man from the 1980s who is taken to the year 2095, where he is confronted by the dichotomy between technological advancement and a longing for past romance.It´s considered the first major concept album devoted to time travel as well as ELO's most influential album. The musical style draws from the 1950s, new wave, reggae, rockabilly and the work of artists such as the Beatles, Phil Spector and the Shadows.Time is a "future-set rock opera"

Produced by:Jeff Lynne. Engineered by: Mack, Bill Bottrell.

Recorded in: Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany with some sessions taking place at Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jeff Lynne: Lead vocals, backing vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, piano, strings & synthheizers. - Bev Bevan: Drums & percussion – Richard Tany: Piano, syntheizers, strings & guitar and Kelly Groucutt: Bass guitar & backing vocals.

Ghislaine: French verse on "Hold on tight". Sandi: Girl´s voice on Yours truly 2095 and Rainer Pietsch: Strings conducted.

Five singles came out from this album:

“Hold on tight” / “When Time Stood Still”, it was released: 17 July 1981. On September 15, achieves a 4 place in the UK and October 3 achieves the 10 in the US. This single release is the first under the name ELO, the band returns to The Electric Light Orchestra as they change record company in 1986 to CBS / Epic. There is a promo single promo, Jet Records 1252, wich B side has highlights of the entire LP, 11 tracks all segued together. The music video "Hold on tight" was the most expensive ever made to that point, with a budget of approximately £40,000. “Twilight" / “Julie Don´t Live Here”, was released 11 October 1981,achieves only a 30 place in the UK and November 28,1981 a 38 place in the US, the worst locations for several years."Twilight" became popularly known for its use in the 1983 animated short Daicon IV Opening Animation. “Ticket to the Moon” / “Here is the news” Released 11 Decembere 1982, achieves a 24 place in the UK. “Rain is Falling” / “Another Heart Breaks”. Released 30 January 1982. “The Way Life´s Meant to be” / "Wishing" . Released March 1982 .will be the first single since “Nightrider” six years ago who do not achieve chart success both in England and America!

Three additional songs written in the album's context were recorded, but left off the release: "The Bouncer", "When Time Stood Still" and "Julie Don’t Live Here". These songs were instead issued as B-sides of later singles.

But there is a legend behind “Tme” was supposed a double album that was to feature 17 tracks (similar to Secret Messages). There are those who suggest that the hand of Don Arden could influence so that "Time" was a single album. We may never know exactly.

A1 – Prologue A2 – Twilight A3 – Yours Truly, 2095 A4 – Ticket To The Moon A5 – The Way Life’s Meant To Be B1 – When Time Stood Still B2 – Julie Don’t Live Here. B3 – Sad Affair. B4 – Another Heart Breaks. C1 – Rain Is Falling. C2 – From The End Of The World. C3 – The Lights Go Down. C4 – Here Is The News. D1 – 21st Century Man. D2 – The Bouncer. D3 – Unknow song D4 – Hold On Tight. D5 – Epilogue.

Very little information is out there on the 2LP but in 2019, two acetates of the unreleased double version from "Time" were discovered. This would be the original track list for the TIME double album: Bev Bevan in an interview for “POPULAR 1” magazine, no. 106, April 1982. It clearly states that they had themes (17 songs) for TIME that could complete a double album.

There is a possibility that Time's double album contains alternate mixes? Most likely yes, to give 18-20 minutes per side. Although it would not be surprising if it did not exceed 15 to achieve a clearer and less compressed sound.

How there are no guarantees that these acetates will ever be copied, although it should not be discarded, for now, until that day arrives, here you have this reconstruction.

Side A: (15:16)

1 – Prologue / Twilight.(5:29) (alternate version)2 – Yours Truly, 2095.(3:37) (alternate version)4 – Ticket To The Moon.(6:10) (alternate version)

Side B: (15:27)

1 – The Way Life’s Meant To Be.(4:38)2 – When Time Stood Still. (3:30)3 – Julie Don’t Live Here.(3:41) 4 – Another Heart Breaks.(3:36) (alternate version) 

Side C: (15:23)

1 – Rain Is Falling.(4:07) (alternate version)2 – From The End Of The World.(3:16) / 3 – The Lights Go Down. (3:32)4 – Here Is The News.(4:26) (alternate version)

Side D: (15:41)

1 – 21st Century Man.(4:02) / 2 – The Bouncer.(3:12) / 3 – Love changes  all. (3:22)4 – Time transporter / Hold On Tight. (3:29)5 – Epilogue. (1:15) (alternate version)

Bonus disc:

1- Hold on tight. (2:59) (Short promo version. Released on "Hold on Tight" - USA 12" promo issue only in 1981)./ 2.Time Pre-release Montage.(13:28)(Released on "Hold on Tight" - USA 12" promo issue only in 1981)./ 3-TIME Megamix.(7:06)( Argentinian promo issue only in 1981).

Enjoy this new post  made for you, that is 90% of what could be and was not the double version of "TIME". and don´t forget, see you soon with more and better. Please, meanwhile take care.

Paul McCartney - "Mc CARTNEY II" - (Unreleased 2 lp version - Original 1979 Test Pressing).

Hi!, once again. let´s go with more an better!. This time with a stranger album from Paul McCartney recorded in the summer of 1979 after the release of what turned out to be Wings' final album, "Back to the Egg", 

Here I bring you the original "McCARTNEY II" before Paul decided that the album was too advanced by then and reduced it to a single lp. So we-re going to know a little better the history about this lp.

Reference cover for the final lp

"McCartney II" was the second solo studio album by Paul McCartney, released on 16 May 1980. It was recorded mostly alone by McCartney at his home studio and. It ushered in a new era for the ex beatle shortly before the dissolution of his band Wings in 1981. Recorded with a little or no artistic or technical help, many of its tracks lapse into an experimental mode with much use of synthesizers and electronically-induced vocal tricks.

When it was released the reviews by the specialized press where to mostly unfavourable. "The worst from Paul" was the better that they said.But time has done justice and it has become a classic.

In June 1979 McCartney get back to his farm in North Scotland to begin with new recordings. By the end of next mounth , Paul had recorded more than 20 songs. These songs were mixed at Abbey Road Studios in London between September 25 and October 16. by Paul with assistance Eddie Klein. At the end of these mixing sessions at Abbey Road, Paul as a producer made a double album with this line-up Some of these tracks have surfaced an a few “collector´s albums”, such as the superb:“Cold Cuts”. The original 2 lp version from McCartney II, with 18 track, It is another lost McCartney project,

Side A: 21:09

1 FRONT PARLOUR. 5:15 (Full-length version) / 2 FROZEN JAP. 5:42 (Full-length version) / 3 ALL YOU HORSE RIDERS. 3:52 / 4 BLUE SWAY. 6:19

Side B: 19:11

5 TEMPORARY SECRETARY. 3:13 / 6 ON THE WAY. 3:37 / 7 MR.H ATOM. 2:23 / 8 SUMMER´S DAY SONG. 3:26 (Original without vocals) / 9 YOU KNOW I´LL GET YOU BABY. 3:32 / 10 BOGEY WOBBLE. 2:59

Side C: 21:16

11 DARK ROOM. 3:46 (Full-length version) / 12 ONE OF THESE DAYS. 3:35 / 13 SECRET FRIEND. 10:29 / 14 BOGEY MUSIC. 3:25

Side D: 22:08

15 CHECK MY MACHINE. 8:58 (Full-length version) / 16 WATERFALLS. 4:42 / 17 NOBODY KNOWS. 2:52 / 18 COMING UP. 5:35 (Full-length version).

All songs by Paul McCartney. Recording: Home Studio Peasmarsh, ,Sussex, UK. and Spirit of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Soctland. June / July 1979 Mixing at Abbey Road Studios, London England. Between September 25 and october 16.1979 Original Test Pressing made at Abbey Road Studios. October 1979. Produced by Paul McCartney. Technical assistance by Eddie Kelin. Cutting by Malcolm Davies Additional vocals: Linda McCartney.

After the Abbey Road mixing sessions, he embarked on Wings' farewell tour. On November 15 Paul released his first solo single since 1971, "Wonderful Christmastime", recorded on August 30 at Lower Gate Farm, while his other side "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reggae" was cut in 1975. But things They changed in mid-January 1980, when Paul McCartney had 219 grams of marijuana discovered in his luggage during Wings' tour of Japan. Was arrested. jailed for nine days and the tour canceled. Affected by the bad experience, he returned to his farm and resumed his work at McCartney II, while deciding what to do with Wings. The original two-disc version was reduced to one.

"McCartney II" was named in follow-up to his debut album McCartney (1970) because McCartney plays all instruments on both Paul wanted history to repeat itself and the publication of this new record on May 16, 1980 marked the end of his band Wings, like McCartney with The Beatles. The album was met with mostly negative reviews. Many critics found it bored, with its experimental synth-based compositions and handful of instrumentals. That's why Paul McCartney reduced it from two albums to one, as it was feared that it would not be understood.

Lead single "Coming Up" was released on April 11 with two B-sides "Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)", recorded during Wings' December 1979 show there, and the instrumental "Lunch Box/Odd Sox" from "Venus and Mars" era. "Waterfalls" was the next single on June 13 with the outtake "Check my machine" on side B. It was successful in the UK, reaching number nine in the singles chart. "Waterfalls" went virtually unnoticed in the US. " initial sales were strong based on the strength of the hit single "Coming Up". The last single "Temporary Secretary" backed with the experimental non-album track "Secret Friend." was released on september 15.1980.

Frankly, had this version of the album been released it is doubtful that it would have been very well-received or its concept even understood.Paul McCartney did well editing the album to one.

That's all for now, I hope you like it. Don´t forget, take care and see you soon.

Boston - "Greatest Hits" - (Unreleased 1980 lp).

Hi!.., here we go again with more and better.

This time with Boston, an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, US. which had its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. A super band has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.

This is the story of an unreleased album from Boston called. "Createst Hits", that should have been released in the summer of 1980. In August, and it says like this...

17 million records were sold from the debut album, Boston, released on August 25, 1976, ranks as one of the best-selling debut albums in U.S. the album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the charts for 132 weeks. From this work spawned three singles:

-"More Than a Feeling": released by Epic Records in September 1976, with "Smokin'" on the b-side. The single peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. From this song there is a three versions: 3:25 (single edit/video version) - 4:45 (album version) and 5:03 (full version).

- "Long Time”: it was the second single on Epic Records released Jannuary 7.1977.. without instrumental introduction. “Foreplay” that was the B side from next single. Meanwhile “Long Time” was edited to 3:05 for radio stations with “Let me take you home tonight” on B side. Peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100

- "Peace of Mind": released in April 1977 as the third and final single from Boston álbum debut, peaked at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 From this song there are three known versions too: 5:02 (album version) - 3:38 (single version) and 5:31 (full version).

Tom Scholz completed the second Boston album two years after the debut album's release in August 1978.. It was recorded under a not very good environment, with problems with manager Paul Ahern, Ahern and his business partner Charles McKenzie. Finally Scholz doing most of the recording work alone. Only sold about half as well as the debut album, eventually selling over 7 million records.However, making the group one of the world's best-selling artists.

The original title was “Arrival” but it had to be changed because Abba had already released an album with that name. Tom was unhappy with the album's second side in particular because Epic record pressured him to publish a new album as soon as possible, as it had been a long time since the first. Another three songs were released as singles: -

“Don´t look back”: with “The Journey” on B side. Both songs were released as single on August 2.1978. Billboard Magazine rated the song one of the best cuts from the second album. This single sold more than a million copies in the first two weeks or so following its release. Peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. From this song there are two known versions: 5:58 (Album Version) and 4:05 (Radio Edit)

The second single was: “A man I´ll never be” with “Don´t be afraid” on B side. Released on November 1978. Reached No. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100.; and the next and last single from this first era was: “Feelin´satisfied” with Wused to bad news” on b side Released in early 1979. It was release for 7 years, until "Amanda". In late 1979, Scholz began writing new material for the next Boston lp. but he was involved in legal problems with Paul Ahern for copyright of the songs, which delayed the recording of a possible new album for the group. Scholz suggested that in the meantime the individual members should work on whatever other projects they might be considering.Goudreau then decided to record new album with Delp and Hashian, and which was recorded with Paul Grupp as engineer and producer Tom was asked for some of the new material that he already had recorded to accommodate it in the album and thus publish a new Boston lp but he suggested to Goudreau that he better release it as his first solo album.

Meanwhile, Epic attempted to release a greatest hits album compiling all of the group's singles. The album would be called "Greatest Hits", destined for the summer of 1980, but it was canceled it by Goudreau´s the first solo album released instead on August of that same year. Here's Boston's original "Greatest Hits" LP rebuilt for you with a slightly different and expanded second version.


Side One: 19:54

1 - The Journey (single version) 1:44(B side “Don´t Look Back ” single - August 2.1978) /  2 - More Than A Feeling (single version) 3:263 - Peace Of Mind (single version) 3:314 - Feelin' Satisfied (single version) 3:255 - Don´t Look Back (single version) 3:53 6 - A Man I'll Never Be (single version) 3:53 

Side Two : 19:45

7 - Smokin´ (single version) 3:07 (B side “More Than A Feeling ” single - September 1976) / 8 - Used To Bad News 2:56  (B side “Feelin´Satisfied” ” single - April 1979) / 9 - Foreplay (single version) 1:57 (B side “Peace Of Mind ” single - June 18 1977) / 10 - Long Time (single version) 3:15(A side “Long Time” U.S promo single - March 1977) / 11 - Let Me Take You Home Tonight 4:42 (B side “Foreplay/Long Time ” single - January 7 1977) /  12 - Don't Be Afraid 3:46(B side “A Man I´ll Never Be” single - January 1979)



Side One: 22:07

1 - The Journey 1:43 (B side “Don´t Look Back ” single - August 2.1978) / 2 - More Than A Feeling 4:443 - Peace Of Mind (alternate version) 3:42 4 - Feelin' Satisfied 4:10 5 - Don´t Look Back (alternate version) 3:536 - A Man I'll Never Be (alternate version) 3:53

Side Two : 22:05

7- Smokin´ 4:19 (B side “More Than A Feeling” ” single - September 1976) 8 - Used To Bad News 2:56 (B side “Feelin´Satisfied” ” single - April 1979) / 9 - Foreplay (single edit) 1:56(B side “Peace Of Mind ” single - June 18 1977) / 10 - Long Time (alternate version) 5:00(A side “Long Time” U.S promo single - March 1977) / 11 - Let Me Take You Home Tonight (alternate version) 4:05 (B side “Foreplay/Long Time ” single - January 7 1977) / 12 - Don't Be Afraid 3:46 (B side “A Man I´ll Never Be” single - January 1979) 

Bonus track:

13 - Shattered Images (live edit) 3:14 (Proposed to be the B side “Peace Of Mind ” single - June 18 1977) Recorded live at Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA. December 18.1976. Taken from the Canadian promotional CD “Don´t Look Back” April 2006 Mistitled “Help Me” on the packaging.

All songs recorded: October 1975 – April 1976. Studio Foxglove (Watertown, Massachusetts), Capitol (Hollywood, California) and Record Plant (Los Angeles). except: 1, 4 - 6 & 8 recorded between 1977–1978 Studio Tom Scholz's Hideaway Studio, except for the piano on "A Man I'll Never Be",which was recorded by engineer Dave Butler at Northern Studio, Maynard, Massachusetts.

All songs by Tom Scholz “Smokin´” by Brad Delp & Tom Scholz “Let Me Take You Home Tonight” & "Used to Bad News" by Brad Delp Producer by Tom Scholz, John Boylan and Tom Scholz.

The Band: Tom Scholz – electric guitars, lead guitar, acoustic guitars, clavinet, organ, bass guitar, design consultant, remastering, liner notes, production, engineering Brad Delp – lead and harmony vocals; acoustic guitar on "Let Me Take You Home Tonight" Sib Hashian – drums all tracks except "Rock & Roll Band" Jim Masdea – drums on "Rock & Roll Band" Barry Goudreau – rhythm guitars, lead guitars on "Foreplay/Long Time" and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight". Rhythm guitar on "Don't Look Back", "The Journey", "Used to Bad News" and "Don't Be Afraid" Fran Sheehan – bass guitar on "Foreplay" and "Let Me Take You Home Tonight"

Time after that, in 1997 the "Greatest hits " project was re-worked and expanded and it was released on August 1997. 18 years after and two new albums more from Boston released in 1986 "third stage" and "Walk on" in 1996. That´s all, see you soon, meanwhile, take care.

Frank Zappa: "Crush All Boxes" - (Unreleased 1980 album)

Welcome once again, this time with a new album forgotten called: “Crush All Boxes”. It was the name of an album that Zappa planned to release in late 1980. The original album title was "Fred Zeppelin", but when the record had been completely finished Led Zeppelin's drummer John Bonham suddenly passed away. The pun wasn't that funny anymore and at the last minute Frank decided to change the original record title by "Crush All Boxes"

Here´s the quick story...

Original cover

The songs were recorded between July and September 1980 al The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (UMRK) is the name of the recording studio that Frank Zappa built and used extensively for many of his musical recordings, at his home in the Hollywood Hills But Zappa decided not to release it after he had played it on the radio FZ, KUNM, Albuquerque, NM, October 11, 1980, and it had been bootlegged. The songs were released later on “Tinsel Town Rebellion”, May 17.1981 and “You Are What You Is”, on September 23, 1981 but in different mixes. Here is an extract from that radio broadcast that left this album unpublished.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Frank Zappa, and I wanna tell you you're about to hear the world premiere of our new album which is called Crush All Boxes. This is the first time on Earth where this record has ever been played on a radio station and you got it. This is cut one, side one, and it's a song called "Doreen."

[...] Now we're going to play some more stuff from my new album which is called Crush All Boxes. This three songs are heard together so you won't hear me talk for a while. In fact you won't hear nothing but these songs for a while. And the names of the songs in their order are, "Some More Like That," followed by "Easy Meat," followed by our Halloween special song, "Goblin Girl."

[...] Some of the new songs were written within the last few days. We have a song called "The Dangerous Kitchen," that I think you will enjoy. It's a tragic tale of what happens when you come home late at night to your house and you go in the kitchen and get something to eat and find out that somebody has left this total mess all over the place. It talks about the soft things that you step on on the floor that you don't know what they are, and the meat, you know, wrapped up in paper that's sitting out on the counter and the cats get to it and they have torn a hole in it and there's this stuff hanging out. And the stuff in the strainer that has a mind of its own. We have very wholesome material.

Anyway, I wanna play you side two of the new album which probably will be coming out by the end of October. It's called Crush All Boxes, and all these songs segue together and you should hear them in this one continuous blotch. And the titles are "Society Pages," "I'm A Beautiful Guy," Beauty Knows No Pain," "Charlie's Enormous Mouth," "Any Downers?," and "Conehead."

[...] This is Frank Zappa and you're listening to KUNM, and you've just heard side two of my new album which is called Crushed All Boxes, and the names of the tunes you've just listened to were "Society Pages," "I'm A Beautiful Guy," "Beauty Knows No Pain," "Charlie's Enormous Mouth," "Any Downers?," and "Conehead."

The album was revised and completed with this new line-up but a few days later was canceled because the acetate was hacked from the radio.

Side A: (19:54)

1.Doreen (Part 1) (2:47) / 2. Something Like That (A.k.a: "Fine Girl") (3:30) / 3. Easy Meat (9:19) / 4. Goblin Girl (4:17)

Side B: (19:25)

1. Society Pages (2:26) / 2. Beautiful Guy (1:56) / 3. Beauty Knows No Pain (3:04) / 4. Charlie's Enormous Mouth (3:36) / 5. Any Downers? (2:08) / 6. Conehead (4:17) / 7.Doreen (Part 2) (1:56)

Frank Zappa was overconfident when he allowed the record's acetate to be broadcast on the radio without considering the consequences it could bring.A silly big mistake.

“Tinsel Town Rebellion” originally to be titled "Crush All Boxes". Shortly before being published Frank Zappa decided to change the title to "Tinseltown Rebellion". Cal Schenkel had to change the already done artwork by overpainting the original title with the letters of "Tinseltown Rebellion". A close look to the title on front still reveals the remains of the original writing underneath.

Ok!, that´s all for now, see you soon and enjoy it.

The Who: "The Kids Are Alright" - (Entwhistle / Stein version)

“The kids are alright” film was primarily the work of American fan Jeff Stein who in 1975, he approached Pete Townshend, and told him about his idea to compiling a collection of film clips to provide a historical reference for the band's fans. Townshend initially rejected the idea.

Stein made a 17-minute short film with clips from their US television appearances, and showed it to the band and their wives, They loved it. That's when they were really convinced that the movie was worth doing.

alternate photo for "The Kids Are Alright" lp cover.

For more than two years, he collected film, television and fan film footage in England, the United States, Sweden, Germany, France, Australia, Norway and Finland, in some cases actually rescuing footage from the trash. But the film required the shooting of new material. This began on 20 July 1977 at Shepperton Studios in Middlesex, England, with a lighthearted rehearsal of old songs, including the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" at Stein's request. A special one-off show at the Kilburn State Theatre in December 1977, staged for the film, only one song “My Wife” was included on soundtrack. A second performed to a much better level, in front of an invited audience took place at Shepperton Studios on 25 May 1978. "Baba O'Riley" and "Won't Get Fooled Again".

The sound editing was supervised by bassist John Entwistle. In the summer a early version from soundtrack was compiled according to the film, although it underwent several changes until its release. During the process of sound editing, on 7 September 1978, Keith Moon died. All of the band members except Townshend had seen a rough cut of the film just a week before, and, after Moon's death, they were determined not to change anything, though the lp if it was re-worked.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 14 May 1979. The Who promoted the release of the film with some live performances with their new drummer, former Small Faces and Faces drummer Kenney Jones. A soundtrack album was released in June 8 1979, including some songs and performances from the film. It was originally released as a double album on Polydor Records in the UK and MCA Records in the US. Reached #26 in the UK, and fared better in the US, where it peaked at #8 on the Billboard album charts and went Platinum.

This is an early version made by John Entwistle and Jeff Stein.

Side A: (22:40)

1.The Kids Are alright. (2:52) IBC Studios London. October 13.1965. From “My Generation” album.

2.My Generation. (5:12) Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, CBS Studios, Los Angeles, September 15, 1967.

3.I Can't Explain. (2:29) Shindig!, Twickenham Film Studios, Middlesex, August 3, 1965. Broadcast in the US, October 2.

4.Shout And Shimmy. (3:13) IBC Studios, London. April 12/14.1965. B-side “My Generation” single.

5.Substitute. (3:54).Monterey International Pop Festival. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Ca.June 18.1967

6.Pictures Of LiLy. (2:41). Monterey International Pop Festival. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Ca.June 18.1967

7.Happy Jack. (2:15) Monterey International Pop Festival. Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey Ca.June 18.1967


Side B: (22:31)

1.A Quick One, While He's Away. (7:44) The Rolling Stones Rock'n'Roll Curcus, Stonebridge Park Studios, Wembley, London, December 10, 1968.

2.Young Man Blues. (5:42) The London Coliseum, Covent Garden, London, December 14, 1969.

3.Tommy Can You Hear Me. (1:32) Beat Club, Radio Bremen Studios, Hamburg, Germany, August 26 and 28, 1969 (Audio pre-recorded).

4.Pinball Wizard. (2:24) Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, New York, August 17, 1969.

5.See Me, Feel Me. (5:08) Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Bethel, New York, August 17, 1969


. Side C: (21:47)

1.Road Runner / My Generation Blues (Medley). (5:13) Metropolitan Stadium, Pontiac, Michigan, December 6, 1975.

2.Success Story. (3:18) Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England. Using Ronnie Lane´s Mobile Studio . April/June, 1975.

3.Barbara Ann. (2:47) Shepperton Film Studios, Middlesex. July 21, 1977.

4.Who Are You. (5:10) Ramport Studios, Battersea, London, May 9, 1978.

5.Baba O´Riley. (5:18) Shepperton Film Studios, Middlesex, May 25, 1978.


Side D: (20:28)

1.My Wife. (5:56) Gaumont State Theatre, Kilburn, London, December 15.1977.

2.Won´t Get Fooled Again. (9:12) Shepperton Film Studios, Middlesex, May 25, 1978.

3.Long Live Rock. (3:56) Olympic Studios, Barnes, London. June 5, 1972.

4.The Kids Are Alright (edit).(1:23)

Ok, that´s all, see you soon with more and better. Meanwhile take care!.

The Beatles: "Yellow Submarine - The Soundtrack".(Unreleased 1978 Project).

After George Martin finished mixing and producing "Love Songs" in late summer 1977, he received a new work from EMI Records on a proposal from Capitol Records, just before he got back into the archive to start working on "The Beatles Collection" box and compile a new album later known as "Rarities".A double Lp called “Yellow Submarine - The Soundtrack”. Because in the summer of 1978 an improved copy of the film "Yellow Submarine" was going to be released, first at the San Francisco Film Festival followed by the Cambridge Film Festival and finally at the Locarno International Film Festival in Germany, before ending up in theaters.

This is the quick story of that unreleased 1978 project.

Artwork proposed for Yellow Submarine - The Soundtrack double lp.

With the June 1976 release of the double lp "Rock N'Roll Music", the Beatles' new albums were reactivated. Since 1973, with The Red album 1962-66 & The Blue album 1967/70, It seemed that the last word had been said and there was presumably no more material to offer, but there was still a lot in the archives. Thus in April 1977, Lingasong Records released the first live recording, of the Beatles in Hamburg in 1962 and a few days later it was EMI/Capitol who did the same with "At Hollywood Bowl" and shortly thereafter in October "Love Songs". Now it was the turn of "Yellow Submarine – The Soundtrack". project that was intended to be released in July of 1978,A double Lp with almost all the beatles songs included in the film, remixed in a one record, the other would be only for George Martin. This meant recovering much of the unreleased tracks that had been left out from the sessions of October 22 and 23, 1968, but were heard in the film.

Side One: (19:01)

1.Yellow Submarine. (2:37) (remixed) - 2.Eleanor Rigby. (2:04) - 3.All Together Now. (2:09) - 4.When I´m 64.. (2:38) - 5.Only A Northern Song. (3:24) (*) . 6.Nowhere Man. (2:40) . 7.Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.. (3:26)

Side Two: (19:16)

1.Sgt.Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band. (1:56) (alternate) - 2.With A Little Help From My Friends (2:36) -  3.All You Need Is Love. (3:58) (remixed) - 4.Baby You´re A Richman. (3:22) (with coda) (^) -  5.It´s All Too Much. (6:24) (lp edit) (+) - 6.All Together Now. (0:58) (reprise) (+)

Side Three: (19:15)

1.Pepperland. (2:17) (^) -  2.March Of The Meanies. (3:23) (^) - 3.Yellow Submarine In Liverpool. (7:57) (+) a.Liverpool morning. b.Please please help me. c.The pier. d.Sitarday / It´s all in the mind. e.Alter Ego Band. d.Search for Paul. -  4.Medley #1: Sea Of The Time / Sea of The Holes. (4:47) (^)

Side Four: (19:17)

1.Sea Of Monsters.. (3:43) (^) - 2.Pepperland Laid Waste.. (2:19) (^) - 3.Medley #2: Cut-Out / Tip-Toe Through The Meanies. (4:26) (+) - 4.Heaven Is Blue´Ho?. (3:00) (+) -  5.Yes. (3:12) (+) - 6.Yellow Submarine In Pepperland. (2:34) (^)

Side 3 and 4 was recorded by George Martin & his Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, London. England. October 22 & 23 1968. Studio 2.

Mixed at the same place. October 24 & 25 1968 .Studios 2 & 3.

(^) Alternate versions. (+) Unreleased.

Finally, the film premier was made, as planned. But from this project was never heard again, although George Martin did his job, it ended up forgotten in the archives.

Decades later, in 1999 for similar reasons, such as the digital restoration of the film for DVD editing, part of this abandoned project was recovered, but eliminating the part of George Martin.

Here's the reconstruction of the lost project "Yellow Submarine - The Soundtrack." Enjoy it.See you soon with more and better.

The Warriors - (The Lost Soundtrack).

Hi there, we go with more and better. This time, the Warriors and their lost soundtrack. The version presented here is a painstaking reconstruction made following the film script, for this I have had to see the movie a couple of hundred times, so it will take me a while to see it again, because I know until the dialogues.., anyway!.., this lost sountrack has exclusive material,some unheard before in this way, with unreleased, alternate mixes or uncut versions before the revision of the director's cut was carried out and part of the music record began to be rejected. such as the opening credits music before the main theme tune. but first let's do a little history...

Cover inspired on the 1979 alternate original film poster.

Filming for The Warriors began on June 26th 1978 in New York City The director Walter Hill asked Barry de Vorzon to create a soundtrack that would help move the film along. Synthesisers were relatively new at the time but De Vorzon used them over a rock ’n’ roll sound to create the iconic score for the movie – believed to be the first rock ’n’ roll soundtrack with a synthesiser.

The original motion picture soundtrack was ready in early February of the next year, and it was produced by Joe Walsh (Eagles), Barry De Vorzon, Joe Ferla & Kenny Vance, and released on March 16, 1979 by A&M Records, just a week after the movie's release in U.S. theaters. The Warriors original soundtrack featured 10 tracks which include some of the key pieces of music from the film score as well as tracks that are heard in the movie (including some songs which are only very briefly heard). The play time of these ten tracks is 37 minutes.aprox. but a lot of material was wasted.

I think it is a great movie, quite entertaining and an icon of the seventies. This is the line-up with some information about each song.of how it would have been if it had been published in two LP´s and in chronological order.

1.The Lineup - Rumble.(**) (Link Wray). In the deleted scene set in daytime Coney Island, The Warriors march off down the boardwalk to the subway. The music was used in Pulp Fiction.

2.Wonder Wheel - The Warriors (main title).(**) (Barry De Vorzon). (Alternate long version). With a different ending This was one of the most often requested tracks from the movie. This is the track that is heard at the very start of the movie as the Wonder Wheel can be seen spinning in the background, and the movie’s opening credits and logo are shown on screen up to the point that Cleon addresses the rest of the gang. This then progresses on to an extended version of the familiar theme tune from the original soundtrack that plays as The Warriors are seen on the subway making their way to The Bronx.

3.Night Run (**) - Graveyard (**) - Riffs Boss. (*) (Barry De Vorzon). (Unreleased version). Not to be confued with the song Night Run that originally featured in some early versions of the movie in the place of Nowhere to Run. This track sounds like chase music with elements of a police siren.It started right after Cyrus' murder.The next piece: “graveyard”,also did not get included in the movie. this was going to be used when The Warriors made it to the graveyard after escaping the conclave. It does sound mildly upbeat which is perhaps why it was never used. The third part of the track did make it into the movie and is the score that can be heard when Masai descends the elevator in to the Riffs’ the end also can hear to Masai saying “Who are The Warriors? I want all those Warriors. Send the Word!”.

4.Echoes In My Mind.(*) (C.Wilson,L.Wilson,C.Cave,Dr.Richard Wilson and W.Wilson). (Performed by Mandrill). (Alternate edit version). With the female DJ voice included. This track can be briefly heard in the background of the radio studio when the DJ is telling her listeners that hunt down The Warriors. She then plays Nowhere to Run.Presented here with the female DJ voice of the female DJ.

5.Nowhere To Run.(*) (Holland,Dozier and Holland). (Performed by Arnold McCuller). (Alternate version). With the female DJ voice included. Due to copyright, the original version by Marta and the Vandellas had to be renounced and this new one was recorded by Arnold McCuller. Presented here in an edited manner with the female DJ included.

6.Turnbull AC's (**) - #1 Riffs Report.(**) - News Flash (**). (Barry De Vorzon). (Alternate version). The first part of this piece that plays as The Warriors watch the Turnbull AC’s pass them by in the bus under the subway station.No included in the soundtrack, only on the movie. Original movie mix, like the one below.

7.In Havana. (Steve Nathanson & Artie Ripp). (Performed by Frederick LaPlano). As you can heard on the original soundtrack. This song is heard very quietly in the background on the radio when The Rogues visit the candy store. The track starts with the sound of The Rogue’s car pulling up outside the candy store.

8.The Orphans (**) - Molotov Cocktail (**) - March To Station (**) - #2 Riffs Report (*) (Barry De Vorzon). (Unreleased version). No included in the soundtrack or movie (only part 4). The first part features an alternate version of the upbeat, groovy, Graveyard track which corresponds to The Orphans. Molotov Cocktail so presumably is the score that was to be used during the molotov cocktail scene with The Orphans.The next is an extended version of Graveyard.

9.Last Of An Ancient Breed. (Desmond Child). (*) (Alternate version). With the female DJ voice included. This song is very briefly heard in the radio studio right before the DJ tells her listeners that The Warriors have gotten past “one of the minor league teams” (The Orphans).

10.Baseball Furies Chase - The Fight.(*) (Barry De Vorzon) (Original - Uncut).This is the complete unedited score for the entire scene with The Baseball Furies featuring the chase and the fight. this track can be heard during the chase scene when The Baseball Furies pursue The Warriors through the streets of New York into the park. The track is essentially a reworked version of the movie’s theme as Barry de Vorzon had not written any music for this fight. However, producers felt that music was needed to make the fight seem less violent.

11.Night Run #1.(**) (Phillip Marshall). (Performed by Mersh Brothers). .(Alternate version #1).With the female DJ voice included too. This song can be heard in the radio studio in the movie. Listed in the movie credits but does not appear on the soundtrack, because it was replacement by “In the City”, shortly afeter the film was finished.

12. #3 Riffs Report (**) - Train Walking.(**) (Barry De Vorzon). (Unreleased version). Not included in the movie or soundtrack.Presumably to be used in the scene with Swan and Mercy walking in the subway.

13.You're Moving Too Slow. (E.Mercury and W. Smith) .(Performed by Johnny Vastano). As you can heard on the original soundtrack. This song is also playing on the jukebox in the Lizzies’ apartment and can be heard after The Warriors arrive and are seen chilling out.

14.Into The Tunnel.(**) (Barry De Vorzon). .(Unreleased version). Not used in the movie or soundtrack and might relate to the scene where Swan and Mercy evade the cops by running in to the subway tunnel.

15.Love Is A Fire. (Vinnie Poncia & Johnny Vastano). (Performed by Genya Raven). As you can heard on the original soundtrack. Second song playing on the jukebox in the Lizzies’ apartment.

16.Skater (edited) (*) - Men's Room (*) - The Fight (edited).(**) (Barry De Vorzon). (Alternate edit version). No on soundtrack only in the movie when Swan is walking through the subway station pursued by the leader of The Punks on his rollerskates and during the fight scene with The Warriors and The Punks in the men’s room.

17 Riffs Learns Truth (alternate) (*) - Platform (*) - Warriors and Rogues (*) - Luther´s Bottles (*)- On The Beach (*) (Barry De Vorzon). (Unreleased). No on soundtrack. Part one of this track features in the scene when the informant comes forward with information on who really shot Cyrus. The second part when The Warriors arrive back into Coney Island on the subway train the following morning. The next when The Warriors are evading The Rogues on Coney Island and are gathering their weapons ready to fight them on the beach. The last is a dialogue edit from final scene.

18.In The City. (Joe Walsh and Barry De Vorzon). (Performed by Joe Walsh). (Alternate version). With the female DJ voice intro Wasn´t to be included in the movie but did it instead of Night Run”, performed by Mersh Bros. Looking for a hit to distribute it to radio stations and thus better sell the soundtrack.

bonus tracks:

19.Betrayal.(*) (E.Froese, C.Franke and P.Baumann). (Performed by Tangerine Dream). (Movie Trailer Music).

20.Just A Fugitive.(**) (Alan Lee Brackett). (Performed by Alan Lee Brackett). (Unreleased random VHS track).

21.Night Run. #2.(**) (Phillip Marshall). (Performed by Mersh Brothers). (Alternate version #2).With the female DJ voice intro.

Note: marked with (*) excluded from the original soundtrack. (**) final movie´s version too.

Ok folks!.., enjoy it and don't forget to watch the movie. It's a good movie, very good.

The Police: "Police Brutality".

Outlandos d'Amour was the debut studio album by the English new wave band The Police, released on 2 November 1978 by A&M Records. It peaked at No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart and at No. 23 in the United States.

The album was recorded at Surrey Sound in an intermittent fashion over six months, the recording sessions, with a budget of £1,500 borrowed from Stewart Copeland's brother Miles, began at January 1978 and ends in June; with the band jumping in whenever the studio had free time or another band's sessions were cancelled, something very similar to how Queen had recorded their first álbum, back in 1972.

Alternate cover used on 1979/80 tour poster.

When these sessions ended, an early version from the album had made, with 13 theme. Miles named it "Police Brutality". and so he showed it to different labels. Line-up:

Side A: (18:43)

1.Truth hits everybody.(2:45). / 2.Can´t stand losing you.(2:39). / 3.So lonely.(4:05)./ 4.No time this time.(3:18) (*) / 5.Fall out.(1:33). / 6.Hole in my life,(4:20)

Side B. (18:56)

1.Born in the 50´s.(3:13). / 2.Peanuts.(3:16). / 3.Be my girl-Sally.(1:30). (no spoken word version) / 4.Roxanne.(3:121) (*) / 5.Landlord.(2:44) / 6.Next to you.(2:04) / 7.Dead end job.(2:54).

All songs by Sting except: Peanuts (Sting & Copeland) & Be My Girl-Sally (Sting & Summers).All tracks are unreleased alternate versions except (*)

Eventually A&M became interested in the album but advised some changes such as title, so Miles did it to "Outlaws of love", envisioning a more romantic image for the band. after hearing Roxanne.Besides that needed to be restructured to make it not only more commercial but more powerful. So the new version was shortened to just 10 songs; relegating: "Dead end job" that closed the original album and "No time this time", to be sides B of the future singles. "No Time This Time" The latter was included on “Reggatta de Blanc” However,the two songs from their second single "Roxanne", The Police were initially reluctant about it, but Miles Copeland was immediately enthusiastic and not only did he want it to appear as a single but also on the álbum; and "Peanuts" a composition written by Stewart Copeland and Sting about Rod Stewart. The lyrics were meant as an expression of disappointment on Sting's part towards his former idol; Both will remain in this new version.

Others on the contrary as “Fall out” from their 1st non-album single was replaced by the outtake “Masoko Tanga”. "Be My Girl—Sally" is a half-finished song by Sting, later completed with an Andy Summers poem. Here you can hear the original mix.Almost all the songs were retouched,and expanded by folding for example to get the minutes necessary per each side. Meanwhile on August 14 the second single from the album came out: "Can´t stand losing you" with "Dead End Job" on side B. But this single was banned by the BBC, owing to the cover depicting Stewart Copeland with a noose around his neck, because . the song, “Can´t stand losing you” is about a young lover being driven to suicide following a breakup.

When the new version of 10 songs was finished, the title had been changed to “Outlandos d´Amour”. a loose French translation of "Outlaws of Love", with the first word being a combination of the words "outlaws" and "commandos", and "d'Amour" meaning "of love”.

The album initially performed poorly due to low exposure and an unfavourable reaction from the BBC to its first two singles, "Can't Stand Losing You" and "Roxanne" (about suicide and prostitution, respectively). Also the reviews of the album were largely unfavorable. Subsequent retrospective reviews have been more favorable, as one of the strongest debut albums by any band or artist. It ranked No. 38 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "100 Best Debut Albums of All Time". In 2012, the magazine ranked it No. 428 on their list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Ok folks, that´s all.., for now. Enjoy it.

Kiss: "Alive Japan" - (Cancelled 1977 project) - (Remixed).

Hi Again!.., How do you feel?. I hope better than never or maybe "It´s getting better". Anyway guys!, come on with more and better.

This time with a super live album from the legends “Kiss”; that unfortunately retires with one last world tour. If the motherfucker coronavirus wants. Hope so.Ok!, come on with another jewel, one treasure unfortunately unreleased, that I now recover for everyone: “Alive Japan” (a.k.a: “Live in Japan“) with an extraordinary quality, as always I try to bring you.

Alternate original cover for "Alive Japan".

"Alive Japan",It should have been the second live album since the previous “Alive!” released in September 1975 by American hard rock band Kiss. This live album launch was scheduled for early summer 1977 by Casablanca. Records, but it was cancelled and the new studio work: “Love Gun“ was released in its place on June 30. Work recorded during May at Record Plant Studios in New York. “Love Gun” was the first Kiss album to feature lead vocal performances from all four band members and the last studio album to feature Peter Criss on every song, as he was replaced by session drummer Anton Fig for all but one song on 1979's Dynasty..

The origins of "Alive Japan" go back to early 1977, when the band's manager Bill Aucoin suggested that Eddie Kramer record a live album during the last dates from “Rock N´Roll Over Tour” in Japan; a series of ten concerts that would start in Osaka at Kousei Nenkin Kaikan on March 24 and end on April 4 in Tokyo at Nippon Budokan (a.k.a: Budokan Hall). Kiss gave four concerts at the Budokan, between April 1 and 4. Giving two in the same day, the 2. It was the evening show, the chosen for the live project. Concert that was recorded professionally to edit a movie of it.

But when Eddie Kramer finished a first master tape, was rejected by Kiss. Despite the fact that the plan was to release a live album to give the band some much deserved time off before recording next the studio album, how the live tracks needed dubbing and the band, saturated with the tour and with the commitment to record the new studio album, they didn't want any more extra work so decided to postpone the project for later.The film and live album were archived for the moment.

One of the reasons for cancellation "Alive Japan", among other things, was the same problem that the Beatles had encountered years ago, when they recorded several shows in june 1966, in anticipation of making a live album since the Hollywood Bowl concerts had not been valid and then technology couldn't improve them. The public's shouting made it useless.though in reality Kiss were very exhausted and possibly disinterested also by the project.

During May, the band went back to Record Plant Studios to record their next work "love Gun". It was released on June 30 and the new tour started on July 8 in Halifax, Canada. It was so successful that Casablanca Records resurrected the project for a live album. And although Eddie made a new version of “Alive Japan” with ambient noise reduction, some masters had been damaged, so the band opted to record new concerts at the end of“Love gun tour“.On August 26, 27, and 28, at the LA Forum for their next live album, now called: Alive II.

Side A:(19:03)

1.Detroit Rock City (3:58) 2.Take Me. (3:10) 3.Ladies Room (2:55) 4.Makin´Love (3:10) 5.Gold Gin (5:48)

Side B: (19:38)

1.Do You Love Me (3:30) 2.God Of Thunder. (6:41) 3.Rock N´Roll All Night (4:04) 4.Beth (2:16) 5.Shout It Out Loud (3:06)

When "Alive II” was released on October, it was a double album with three sides taken “allegedly” live, because “I Stole Your Love“ it was a soundcheck used on the album with crowd noise being dubbed in later. The last side were studio recordings made at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ and Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY on September 13-16, 1977. Only two tracks from the Japan tapes were used: “Beth” and “I want you”.

That´s all. You want the best, here is the best. Kiss!. See you soon with more and take care please.

Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood. (AEC version)

This album is a special edition. The intellectual author is AEC "Album back from dead", I have simply given it physical life considering that it is a very good and intelligent contribution.

In this compilation the line-up proposed by AEC has been respected, except: "Dinamite Jim" which has been changed to "Get Together", a song that Tarantino wanted to include in the soundtrack but it was not possible due to author rights.

But let's see a summary of what AEC says on his blog:....

Original alternate cover rejected for the Original Soundtrack album or Cd.

Most of the music featured in the film is supposedly being heard on car radios broadcasting L.A.'s Boss Radio station KHJ on three days in 1969: Feb. 8 , 9 and Aug. 8. But if you look at the soundtrack for the film as compiled by director/writer Quentin Tarantino you'll find that songs are from years before and after 1969. It seemed to me that it would have been better to use songs that would have actually been played on the Top 40 station on those particular days.

But how do you know what songs were being played on KHJ on those particular days? While you can't be absolutely certain, there is a great resource for finding what the top hits on KHJ were on those weeks: I used the charts for the weeks of Feb. 5 , 12, and Aug. 6 to determine a new soundtrack for the film.

One important point is that not all of the songs featured in the film are on the official soundtrack album. I found this nice list of all the songs in the order they appear in the movie: At once point I planned to replace all the songs, but in order to keep hold of my sanity I decided to focus only on the 22-track soundtrack album.

Three songs on the soundtrack are actually on the KHJ lists: "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" by the Bob Seger System, "Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show" by Neil Diamond and "Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon" by Paul Revere & the Raiders. So they're all kept. Also, in the film two other Paul Revere and the Raiders' songs, "Good Thing" and "Hungry" are in a scene where they're heard from an album playing rather than being heard on the radio. So I kept them. Finally, I also kept Jose Feliciano's "California Dreamin'" because I felt it was pivotal to the scene. In other cases, I replaced a band's song with one by the same group, but which appears on the KHJ lists. These include replacing Deep Purple's "Hush" with the band's "River Deep, Mountain High"; and The Box Tops' "Choo Choo Train" with their song "Sweet Cream Ladies March Forward."From there, it was a matter of trying to find songs from KHJ's lists that matched the basic feel of the songs I was replacing. I am kind of shocked that Tarantino didn't use "Quentin's Theme" which is originally from the "Dark Shadows" TV show and was a minor hit on KHJ's list. I mean, how appropriately coincidental is that?. Tarantino takes a number of liberties with "Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood" regarding timeline, and that doesn't stop with the song selection. One part of the film shows a party at the Playboy Mansion, even through Hugh Hefner didn't move into the mansion until 1972. Plus, some characters are based on real people, and others are fabrications. And of course the climatic ending is a complete alternative history. So in that mindset, creating a soundtrack of songs from different years isn't far-fetched and Tarantino was more than likely going for a certain feel rather than historic accuracy. And on top of all that, licensing issues might have dictated what songs were available.

Still, I personally think my version would have worked just as well and have the added luxury of being tied to the time and place.The line-up:

1.Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind. (2:53) (*) / 2.Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover. (3:25) (*) / 3.The Bob Seger System - Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man. (2:16) (*) / 4.The Turtles - You Showed Me. (3:12) (*) / 5.Deep Purple - River Deep, Mountain High. (5:48) (edit) (*) / 6.Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino. (2:36) (*) / 7.Diana Ross and The Supremes - I’m Living in Shame. (2:57) (*) / 8.The Box Tops - Sweet Cream Ladies March Forward. (2:12) (**) / 9.Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary. (3:04) (*) / 10.Paul Revere & The Raiders - Good Thing. (3:02) (^^) / 11.Paul Revere & the Raiders - Hungry. (2:54) (^) / 12.Dionne Warwick - This Girl is in Love with You. (4:07) (*) / 13.Spirit - I Got a Line on You. (2:39) (*) / 14.The Fireballs - Long Green. (3:12) (**) / 15.Neil Diamond - Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show. (3:24) (+) / 16.Gladys Knight and the Pips - The Nitty Gritty. (3:00) (***) / 17.Paul Revere & the Raiders - Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon. (2:46) (*) / 18.Bill Deal and the Rhondels - What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?. (2:04) (***) / 19.Jose Feliciano - California Dreamin’. (4:08) (++) / 20.The Youngbloods - Get Together. (4:36) (***) / 21.Grassroots - I’d Wait a Million Years. (3:18) (***) / 22.The Charles Randolph Grean Sounde - Quentin's Theme. (2:01) (***) 

(93 KHJBoss 30 - June 15.1966) (^) / (93 KHJ Boss 30 - November 30.1966) (^^) / (93 KHJ Boss 30 - July 3. 1968) (++) / (93 KHJ Boss 30 - February 5.1969) (*) / (93 KHJ Boss 30 - February 12.1969) (**) / (93 KHJ Boss 30 - February 19.1969) (+) / (93 KHJ Boss 30 - August 6.1969) (***)

Enjoy it. See you soon with more and better.....

Wicked Lester: "Wicked Lester" - (Unreleased 1972 lp - final mix).

Wicked Lester was a New York-based rock and roll band formed in 1970, under the name Rainbow. In 1971 the band changed their name to Wicked Lester.

They only recorded a studio album and gave two unique concerts: at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg, New York on April 23, 1971. The second, in late summer 1971, was at an Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel hosting a B'nai B'rith Youth Organization event.

Here´s the story from this unique work.

Original lp cover

After that To the group was given the opportunity to record some demos in late 1971 at Electric Lady Studios with the engineer Ron Johnsen. This tape was show to Epic Records, who agreed to fund the recording of a full album. But one of the conditions, however, was that the guitarist Stephen Coronel, founder member, be fired and replaced by session musician Ron Leejack. Some songs were completely re-recorded to accommodate Leejack's different playing style. The recording of Wicked Lester's album, which began in November 1971 at Electric Lady Studios in Greenwich Village, took place over multiple sessions and was finished in July 1972.

The final mix sessions took place in October. What is interesting, from the point of KISS Story, is that the audio engineer at Electric Lady Studios, where the album was recorded, was one Ron Johnson, later the producer of the Wicked Lester album. The album took this final line-up:

Side A: (18:26)

1 Love Her All I Can (2:34) / 2 Sweet Ophelia (3:02) / 3 Keep Me Waiting (3:10) / 4 Simple Type (Rmk) (2:54) / 5 She (3:03) / 6 Too Many Mondays (3:40)

Side B: (15:58)

1 What Happens In The Darkness (3:07) / 2 When The Bell Rings (3:19) / 3 Molly (2:30) / 4 We Want To Shout It Out Loud (2:42) / 5 Long. Long Road (4:19) 

"Sweet Ophelia" and “Too Many Mondays” were songs originally released on Barry Mann's 1971 LP, "Lay It All Out", and were covered the same year by Wicked Lester. While Barry did better as a song writer, usually with his wife Cynthia Weil, or Gerry Goffin (co-writters on each of the tracks respectively), his own recordings didn't do so well. “Simple Type” was reconstructed, it was the last remixed song for the album. Here´s the final version from this tune.

The Hollies song "I Wanna Shout" (covered by Wicked Lester as "We Want To Shout It Out Loud") closed their 1970 album "Confessions Of The Mind" and is from one of their more obscure albums.

The master tape was ready in the middle October, in early November it was presented to Don Ellis, Epic's A&R director, he stated that he hated the album and was not going to release it. A few days after, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, feeling that the group lacked a unifying musical vision, forming a new band Kiss in early 1973, adopting a more straightforward, harder rock sound and an emphasis on stage theatrics.

CBS Records, who owned the rights to the album, remixed it and planned to release it in late 1976 to capitalize on Kiss's popularity at the time. Kiss and Neil Bogart, the president of their label, Casablanca Records, purchased the master tapes from CBS for $137,500 and never released it, because they worried that their hard rock image would be damaged by these more eclectic recordings. It was also feared that the release would be accompanied by pictures of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley without their trademark makeup.

The cover art was used for The Laughing Dogs' self-titled debut album in 1979, but the album never was released, only three songs were used by Kiss on “The Box Set”, a five CD collection of recordings drawn from the Kiss archives reportedly selected by the band. This compilation box includes 94 tracks, including 30 previously unreleased band and solo demos, outtakes, live recordings, From Wicked Lester album: “Keep me waiting”, “She” and “Love her All I Can”.

Ok Folks!.., that's all, enjoy it and see you soon.