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The Band – The Band

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  The eponymous second album from The Band was released in 1969. With a host of classic tracks it saw them hitting full stride, with multiple vocal performances and some surprising instrumentation it’s a celebrated album of roots rock. Across the Great Divide, Rag Mama Rag, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and King…

The Streets – Original Pirate Material

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  Lock down your aeriel. Mike Skinner burst onto the music scene in 202 with what is still regarded as a classic slice of London life. A far cry from the britpop posturing of the era, Original Pirate Material from The Streets, spoke to folks not only in the capital but all across the UK.…

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

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  From 1975, the ninth album by Pink Floyd was Wish You Were Here.  Centred around the bands tribute to Syd Barrett, the track Shine On You Crazy Diamond is heralded as one of the bands best. The album also sees guest vocal duties from Roy Harper on the track Have a Cigar and backing…

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

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  The bells chiming at the start of the eponymous début from Birmingham’s Black Sabbath, indicate the start of Heavy Metal as a genre. Released in 1970 Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Tony Iommi opened a portal to a dark world. Although often thought to be full of occult references the heavy doom…

The Doors – The Doors (First Album)

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Released in 1967 on the Elektra label, the eponymous debut from the Los Angeles based band The Doors scored big time with the singles ‘Break On Through‘ and ‘Light My Fire‘. With the charismatic Jim Morrison on vocals, the self proclaimed Lizard King would lead the band through a number of follow up albums, all…