Nov 7, 2013

RhoDeo 1344 Goldy Rhox 133

Hello, today the 95th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock, in the darklight an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts that achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, and producer Tom Scholz, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Their best-known works include the songs "More Than a Feeling", "Peace of Mind", "Foreplay/Long Time", "Rock and Roll Band", "Smokin'", "Don't Look Back" and "Amanda." They have sold over 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million are their self-titled debut album.

On March 9, 2007, lead singer Brad Delp committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning at his home in Atkinson, New Hampshire. They'll release their 6th album in 37 years, Life, Love & Hope next month, not the most productive group then.

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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.

Todays mystery album is is the band's follow up on the hugely successful debut album released August 2nd 1978. This album also marked the beginning of the band's legal fight with its record label Epic Records. Tom Scholz has been on record stating that executives at Epic pushed him and the band into releasing the album before they felt it was ready. He said that "it was ridiculously short. It needed another song." Their next album, Third Stage, was not released for another eight years, by which time the band and record label had parted ways and were fighting a courtroom battle that the band ultimately won.

When the album was released on LP, 8-track and cassette in 1978, it was originally to be titled Arrival, but the band members discovered that ABBA had already released an album by that name, so another title was chosen instead. It was among the first commercially produced compact discs when the format was introduced in 1983, but because of ongoing legal issues between Tom Scholz and CBS Records, the title was pulled after a small production run and did not re-appear on CD until three years later. The title track is one of the band's biggest hits, reaching #4 in 1978 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album sold over four million copies in the first month of its release, and has been certified 7x platinum by the RIAA in the US.

It has been posited that the cover art for this album inspired the box art on the Atari 2600 release of the video game Space Invaders.
Scholz has claimed in many interviews that he listens to "The Journey" before he goes to bed each night. This album and the group's first were remastered and re-released on June 13, 2006. The re-releases were digitally remastered personally by Scholz after he heard (not directly) that the remastering project was to be handled by Sony's team, which he felt was unacceptable. He took it on himself after negotiations with Legacy. "I've always wanted to make those albums sound good on CD, and the chance arrived. You can check it out here.

Goldy Rhox 133   (flac 234mb)

Goldy Rhox 133   (ogg 78mb)

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Goldy Rhox 95   (flac 260mb)

Goldy Rhox 95   (ogg 90mb)

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