Mar 21, 2013

RhoDeo 1311 Goldy Rhox 100 !

Hello, today the 100th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock and as it is the first centenial something special is called for. In the darklight a UK band that have released a total of eighteen number one albums, eighteen number one singles, and ten number one DVDs worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They have sold over 150 million albums, with some estimates in excess of 300 million albums worldwide, including 32.5 million in the United States alone as of 2004.

They are one of the most bootlegged bands ever, according to Nick Weymouth, who manages the band's official website. A 2001 survey discovered the existence of 12,225 websites dedicated to their bootlegs, the highest number for any band. They were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, and their performance at 1985's Live Aid is regarded as one of the greatest in rock history. Sadly their colourful singer died of AIDS after his exuberant lifestyle caught up with him in 1991.
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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album was released on 21st of November 1975 it is the band's fourth studio album. Co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and the band, it was the most expensive album ever recorded at the time of its release. A commercial success, it has been voted by the public and cited by music publications as one of band's finest works. Obviously one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, no 230 in Rolling Stone's  500 Greatest Albums of All Time and dozens of other accolades.

The album takes its name from the Marx Brothers film, which the band watched one night at the studio complex when recording.
Upon release, the album was a commercial success, debuting at No. 1 in the UK and topping the charts for four non-consecutive weeks. In the US, it debuted at No. 4, the band's strongest showing at that time. Rolling Stone wrote, "what sets them apart is their selection of unlikely effects: acoustic piano, harp, acapella vocals, no synthesisers."

As for the mega hit from the album, those dodo A& R didn't want to release it, so a tape was leaked to a bbc DJ , this lead to the strange situation where radio on both sides of the Atlantic was breaking a record that the record companies said would never get airplay. The song became the 1975 UK Christmas number one, holding the top position for nine weeks. It was the first song ever to get to number one twice with the same version, and is also the only single to have been UK Christmas number one twice. The second was upon its re-release in 1991 following Mercury's death, staying at number one for five weeks. This here is the remastered and expanded 2011 reissue.

Goldy Rhox 100   (flac 391mb)

Goldy Rhox 100   (ogg 142mb)

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