Friday, October 27, 2017

It' s A Beautiful Day 1969

It's a Beautiful Day is an American band formed in San Francisco, California, in 1967, featuring vocalist Pattie Santos along with violinist David LaFlamme and his wife, Linda LaFlamme, on keyboards.

David LaFlamme, who as a youth had formerly once performed as a soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, had previously been in the group Orkustra playing five-string violin. The other members of It's a Beautiful Day in its early years were Hal Wagenet (guitar), Mitchell Holman (bass) and Val Fuentes (drums).
 Although they were one of the earliest and most important San Francisco bands to emerge from 1967's social phenomenon Summer of Love, the band never quite achieved the success of contemporaries such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana,

The band's signature song "White Bird" was inspired by the experiences David and Linda LaFlamme had while living in Seattle.

The band's debut album, It's a Beautiful Day, was produced by David LaFlamme in Los Angeles, California, and released by Columbia Records in 1969. It features tracks such as "White Bird", "Hot Summer Day", and "Time Is". The album reached number 47 in the U.S. charts and number 58 in the UK. The theme from the song "Bombay Calling" was later used, at a slower tempo, by Deep Purple as the intro to "Child in Time" on its Deep Purple in Rock album.

The vocals and violin playing of David LaFlamme plus Santos's singing attracted FM radio play attention, and nationally, "White Bird" bubbled under Billboard's Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 118.

The band was almost invited to play at Woodstock. When Michael Lang was negotiating with Bill Graham to get the Grateful Dead to appear, Graham insisted Lang put one of two acts that he managed on the bill. Lang then listened to a tape of both It's a Beautiful Day and the other band and liked them so much that he couldn't decide so he flipped a coin and It's a Beautiful Day lost. The band that won was Santana, who became stars overnight.

Although they are not one of the better-known San Francisco bands to have emerged from the ballroom circuit of the late '60s and early '70s, It's a Beautiful Day were no less memorable for their unique progressive rock style that contrasted well with the Bay Area psychedelic scene. Led by David LaFlamme (flute/violin/vocals) and his wife, Linda LaFlamme (keyboards), the six-piece unit on this album vacillates between light and ethereal pieces such as the lead-off cut, "White Bird," to the heavier, prog rock-influenced "Bombay Calling"

It's a Beautiful Day remains as a timepiece and evidence of how sophisticated rock & roll had become in the fertile environs of the San Francisco music scene.


A1. White Bird (Written-By – David Laflamme, Linda Laflamme) 6:06
A2. Hot Summer Day (Written-By – David Laflamme, Linda Laflamme0 5:46
A3. Wasted Union Blues (Written-By – David Laflamme) 4:00
A4. Girl With No Eyes (Written-By – David Laflamme, Linda Laflamme) 3:49

B1. Bombay Calling (Written-By – David Laflamme, Vince Wallace) 4:25
B2. Bulgaria (Written-By – David Laflamme) 6:10
B3. Time Is (Written-By – David Laflamme) 9:42

    Drums – Val Fuentes
    Guitar – Hal Wagenet
    Harmonica – Bruce Steinberg (tracks: A2)
    Violin, Vocals – David Laflamme
    Vocals, Tambourine, Bells, Percussion [Block, Gourd] – Pattie Santos
    Val Fuentes – drums (1967–1974, 1997–present)
    Linda Baker LaFlamme (aka Dominique Dellacroix) – vocals (1974, 1997–present)
    Pattie Santos – vocals, percussion (1967–1974; died 1989)
    Mitchell Holman – bass (1967–1971 plus several reunions)
    Bud Cockrell – bass (1973; died 2010)
    Greg Bloch – violin, mandolin (1974; died 1987)
    Ralph Benkus – drums (1973 -1975)
    Rob Espinosa - guitar & vocals (2000-2014)

Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana, with whom they had connections. The band created a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk, classical, and world-beat styles during the initial seven years it was officially together.

Format : Vinyl LP
Country : Greece
Label : CBS

Saturday, October 21, 2017



Αν κάποια μέρα ξεχαστείς απ' τ'όνειρό σου
και νιώσεις μόνη σου στου χρόνου τη σιγή
αν ένα βράδυ το φεγγάρι το δικό σου
πέσει στη θάλασσα λιωμένο απ' την αυγή ,

Αν τ' όνομά μου ξεθωριάσει απ' το μυαλό σου
και γίνει μόνο μια σκιά που σε ποθεί
αν στης καρδιάς σου τον παλμό πέσει ομίχλη
και σταματήσει να χτυπά για μια στιγμή

   " Τότε προσπάθησε τους ήχους μου ν' αγγίξεις
     ώσπου τραγούδι να σου στείλουν τα δικά μας τα φιλιά
     ξεφύλλισε ερειπωμένες αναμνήσεις
     ασπρόμαυρες φωτογραφίες που θυμίζουν τα παλιά "

Αν η βροχή , ψυχής λουλούδι δεν ποτίσει
κι οι ρίζες μείνουν διψασμένες για βροχή
αν κάποιες νύχτες διαλύσουνε οι μύθοι
κι η αγάπη φέρει μια αλλόκοτη οργή

   " Τότε προσπάθησε τους ήχους μου ν' αγγίξεις
     ώσπου τραγούδι να σου στείλει η δική μας αγκαλιά
     ξεφύλλισε ερειπωμένες αναμνήσεις
     ασπρόμαυρες φωτογραφίες που θυμίζουν τα παλιά "

Στίχοι : Κώστας

Friday, October 20, 2017

Nitzer Ebb - Showtime 1990

Nitzer Ebb produced hard-hitting electronic music with the Teutonic bent and abrasive edge of early industrial music, plus the vocal chanting and beat-heavy flavor of the late-'80s alternative and Balearic dance scene. Formed in Chelmsford, Essex, in 1982 by vocalist Douglas McCarthy, drummer Bon Harris, and keyboard player David Gooday, the group began experimenting with synthesizers and drum pads, fusing the

bandmembers' affinity for dark goth and punk rock with the emerging technology.

After the release of That Total Age, Nitzer Ebb toured Europe with Depeche Mode, and the latter band's pop sensibilities appeared to inspire them. By the time of their second album,

The following year's Ebbhead further consolidated their position with alternative audiences, with at least two well-known singles, "I Give to You" and "Godhead." As a whole, though, the album showed Nitzer Ebb a bit confused as to where industrial music was going. Nitzer Ebb virtually disappeared from active music-making for the next four years,

Having arguably perfected their original formula on Belief -- as well as reaching its limitations -- Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris started to experiment in a variety of different directions on Showtime, resulting in their best album.

Showtime is the third album of the British EBM group Nitzer Ebb. It featured two successful singles, "Lightning Man" and "Fun to be Had," the latter of which was later remixed by George Clinton. "Getting Closer" was also released as a single.

Showtime doesn't waste a note (it's not even 40 minutes long) and aims for full attack on all fronts. It doesn't hurt that the album is bookended by two of the band's best-ever singles. "Getting Closer" captures an atmosphere of impending, imminent doom better than just about anything outside of prime Killing Joke, while the heavy synth distortion makes the track rock, all without using guitars.

The off-kilter cabaret influence crops up throughout the album, with worthy examples including "Nobody Knows," a slow bluesy crawl, while "One Man's Burden" in particular is a highlight of Harris' expanding musical reach, with subtle rhythm shifts and orchestrations showing how soft can work for impact just as well as loud.

Format : Vinyl  LP
Studio album by Nitzer Ebb
Released : 20 March 1990
Recorded : 1989
Length     36:41
Label : Mute Records (UK)
Geffen/Warner Bros. Records (U.S.)
GHS 24284
Producer : Flood



01. "Getting Closer" – 4:12
02. "Nobody Knows" – 4:06
03. "One Man's Burden" – 3:50
04. "All Over" – 3:33
05. "My Heart" – 4:08


06. "Lightning Man" – 4:59
07. "Rope" – 3:25
08. "Hold On" – 3:46
09. "Fun to Be Had" – 4:42

Sunday, October 08, 2017

O.S.T : Neil Diamond : Jonathan Livingston The Seagull 1973

Jonathan Livingston Seagull is the Grammy Award winning soundtrack album to the 1973 American film Jonathan Livingston Seagull, recorded by singer-songwriter Neil Diamond and produced by Tom Catalano.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull a story Johnathan Livingston Seagull.
Book cover for Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Author     Richard Bach
Illustrator     Russel Munson
Language     English
Subject     The life of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, and illustrated by Russell Munson is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. It was first published in 1970, by the end of 1972 over a million copies were in print.

The book tells the story of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a seagull who is bored with daily squabbles over food. Seized by a passion for flight, he pushes himself, learning everything he can about flying, until finally his unwillingness to conform results in his expulsion. An outcast, he continues to learn, becoming increasingly pleased with his abilities as he leads a peaceful and happy life.

One day, Jonathan is met by two gulls who take him to a "higher plane of existence" in which there is no heaven but a better world found through perfection of knowledge. There he meets other gulls who love to fly. He discovers that his sheer tenacity and desire to learn make him "pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." In this new place, Jonathan befriends the wisest gull, Chiang, who takes him beyond his previous learning, teaching him how to move instantaneously to anywhere else in the Universe.

The album was released on Columbia Records, Diamond's debut for that label after his contract with MCA Records' Uni subsidiary had expired, and grossed more than the film itself. It was Diamond's ninth studio album, and his first album after his successful 1972 live album Hot August Night. It won the 1974 Grammy as Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special.


A. 01. Prologye ( And here begines our story - The Sky , The Sea , The Flock )
A. 02. Be ( Introduction Of Jonathan )
A. 03. Flight Of The Gull (Jonathan is carried to the heihts anb to near Catastrophe )
A. 04. Dear Farher ( Buttering and new death Jonathan asks for reasons )
A. 05. Skybird ( Returning To Home to show he was learnsd his acrobativs was served to anger the flovk elders . He is put on trial ,and for ever ... outcast .
A. 06. Loneny Looling Sky ( Alone and Adrit )


B. 01. The Odyssey ( Be - Lonely Lookingn Sky - Dear farther ) And so begins a journouey, an Oduyssey ,a test of a spirit .
B. 02.a . Anthem ( Dunsend, Purity , Glorious )
B. 02.b. Be ( Jonathan returnes to teach the flock )
B. 03. Skybird ( The Lession )
B. 04. Dear Father ( Rebuced agaian by the eldersJonathan attemmsto kallo Thr Flock )
B. 05.Be ( Recamptitulation and farewell to Fletcher )

Format : Vinyl LP
Made in : Holland Label : CBS
Year : 1973
Produced by : Tom Catalano
Genre  : Classic - Symphonic Rock
Original Soundtrack



Lonely lookin sky
Lonely sky, lonely looking sky
And bein' lonely
Makes you wonder why
Makes you wonder why
Lonely looking sky
Lonely looking sky
Lonely looking sky

Lonely looking night
Lonely night, lonely looking night
And bein' lonely
Never made it right
Never made it right
Lonely looking night
Lonely looking night
Lonely looking night

Sleep we sleep
For we may dream
While we may
Dream we dream
For we may wake
One more day
One more day

Glory looking day
Glory day, glory looking day
And all it's glory
Told a simple way
Behold it if you may
Glory looking day
Glory looking day
Lonely looking sky



On a painted sky
Where the clouds are hung
For the poet's eye
You may find him
If you may find him

On a distant shore
By the wings of dreams
Through an open door
You may know him
If you may

As a page that aches for a word
Which speaks on a theme that is timeless
And the one God will make for your day

As a song in search of a voice that is silent
And the sun
God will make for your way

And we dance
To a whispered voice
Overheard by the soul,
Undertook by the heart
And you may know it
If you may know it

While the sand would become the stone
Which begat the spark
Turned to living bone
Holy, holy
Sanctus, sanctus

As a page that aches for a word
Which speaks on a theme that is timeless
While the one God will make for your day

As a song in search of a voice that is silent
And the one God will make for your way

Take it Here Flac : Size : 212 MB
Take it Here MP3 : Size : 92 MB

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Amon Düül II - Yeti : 1970

Amon Duul was a German political art commune formed out of the student movement of the 1960s that became well known for its free-form musical improvisations. This spawned two rock groups, Amon Duul (sometimes referred to as Amon Duul I) and the more famous Amon Duul II. After both groups disbanded in the 1970s, some of the original members reunited in the 1980s under the name Amon Duul again, though this incarnation is commonly referred to as Amon Duul (UK) to avoid confusion with the original one.

Amon Duul began in 1967 as a radical political art commune of Munich-based artists calling themselves, in part, after the Egyptian Sun God Amon. The word Duul originally had no intended meaning .

Led by Ulrich Leopold, Amon Duul included Ulrich's brother Peter Leopold (15 August 1945 - 8 November 2006), together with Austrian Rainer Bauer and Chris Karrer on guitars. Karrer has since claimed that, "the only original thing from that period which hasn't been released yet is a 1967 recording of the basic Amon Duul band." Later, the commune would add Bauer's sister Ella, Helge and Angelika Filanda,

Amon Duul engaged in exuberant open-ended experimentation that at times equalled their psychedelic rock equivalents in countries such as the USA or Brazil , with a focus on political activities.

Yeti is a double LP by krautrock band Amon Duul II which was first released in 1970 on Liberty . The album was produced by Olaf Kubler and Amon Duul II, and engineered by Willy Schmidt, "with a little help of Siegfried E. Loch". Including both short songs and longer, improvisational tracks, British avant-garde music magazine The Wire describes Yeti as "one of the cornerstones of both Amon Duul's career and the entire Krautrock movement."

Then almost with the same musicians the band recorded the seminal "Yeti" (1970). An album in a similar vein than the previous but more accomplished (with a couple of structured songs always with numerous pieces of epic improvisations). "Yeti" will launch Amon Duul II career outside Germany. The same year the bass guitarist Dave Anderson leaves the band to join Hawkwind. 


01. "Soap Shop Rock" – 13:47
01.  a. "Burning Sisrer"
01.  b. "Halluzination Guillotine"
01.  c. "Gulp a Sonata"
01.  d. "Flesh - Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm
02. "She Came Through the Chimney" – 3:01
03. "Archangels Thunderbird" (Amon Duul II, Sigfried Loch) – 3:33
04. "Cerberus" – 4:21
05. "The Return of Rubezahl" – 1:41
06. "Eye-Shaking King" – 5:40
07.  a. "Pale Galery" Complete Version 5:08
07.  b. "Pale galery" - 2:15
08. "Yeti (Improvisation)" – 18:12
09. "Yeti Talks to Yogi (Improvisation)" – 6:18
10. "Sandoz in the Rain (Improvisation)" – 9:00

Bonus Tracks

11. "Rattlesnakeplumsake" - 3:18
12. "Between the eyes" - 2:27


Bass – Dave Anderson
Bongos, Vocals – Shrat
By, Arranged By, Lyrics By – Amon Duul II
Composed By, Arranged By, Lyrics By [With A Little Help Of] – Siegfried E. Loch
Drums – Peter Leopold
Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Vocals – John Weinzierl
Liner Notes – H.J. Simon
Organ – Falk-Ulrich Rogner
Producer – Amon Duul II, Olaf Kubler
Violin, Guitar, Twelve-String Guitar, Vocals – Chris Karrer
Vocals, Tambourine – Renate (Aschauer-Knaup, Knaup, R. Knaup, R. Knaup-Krotenschwanz, R.Knaup, Reanate Knaup, Renate, Renate „Granate Knaup-Krotenschwanz”, Renate „Granate Rush-Hour” )
Flute – Thomas
Originally released in 1970.
1970 Liberty Records
© 1992 Repertoire Records 


Down on the football place
I saw my sister burning
They tied her on a railroad track
And made her blue eyes burning
Her dog was sitting by her feet
The whole night he was howling
In dirty pants the judge came down
Slavering his golden gown

Yes, she was the one
Who turned the rain into black
The television vulture
They brought my sister to trial
Cutting her face from her smile

On the holy waterfront
The people stand there waiting
To see her blonde hair lighted
To see her blood drip on the floor

Halluzination Guillotine

On a telegraph pole
An assassin is training his soul
Locked up in a fancy room
Not very far from doom

Intoxicated kids
Are ready to quit
His desires they scatter
His nerves they shatter

No window to see
No door to flee
The heart-attack machine
Is out of gear

The mighty nightmare-employer
Professor of paranoia
Is stealing near
Seven miles from here

Smoke coming out of their eyes
Insanity-tigers are licking his hands
A short romance
A vaporised dance


When the everywhere eye
Asks you, "Who is the emperor"
Of the sky
Take the Archangel's Thunderbird

Go to Edgar Allen
In the tower of sleep
He'll tell you a story
Which makes you to creep
The echo of your cries
Is falling so deep

Rent a destroyer
And sail to Cape Cod
There lives a lion
They call him God
There is no elevator to Eden
But a hole in the sky

In shock corridors
People are standing
With their eyes in their hands
But they don't understand

Why their confessional
Folding chairs
Go into the narcotic
Flight of stairs

When the everywhere eye
Asks you, "Who is the emperor"
Of the sky
Take the Archangel's Thunderbird

Baiting soldiers are sleeping
In the melting House of Wax
Why is the audience not taking
The insurrection axe?
Thousands of windows burst open
And the alarm bells are broken