Jan 30, 2014

RhoDeo 1404 Goldy Rhox 145

Note it looks like Hugefiles is currently down, hopefully they'll sort their issues quickly

Hello, today the 145th post of GoldyRhox, classic rock pop.  Today's focus is on a an English rock band who achieved success with their progressive, art and symphonic style of music. They are distinguished by their use of mystical and cosmic lyrics, live stage sets and lengthy compositions, often with complex instrumental and vocal arrangements. The band's current line-up since February 2012 consists of singer Jon Davison, guitarist Steve Howe, bass guitarist Chris Squire, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and drummer Alan White. However during their initial heyday it was singer Jon Anderson, Squire, Howe,  Bruford and Alan White on drums, and keyboardists Rick Wakeman and Patrick Moraz were part of the band's line-ups, and produced what many critics consider their finest works in the early seventies.

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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 is the fourth studio album from the English progressive rock band, released 26 November 1971 on Atlantic Records. It is their first album recorded with keyboardist Rick Wakeman after the departure of Tony Kaye earlier in the year. The album is compiled of nine tracks; four are group performances while five are solo features written by each member. It marked the band's first collaboration with artist Roger Dean, who would design their logo and many of their future covers. The album is certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over two million copies.

The album received a mostly positive reception upon its release. Billboard magazine selected the album in its "Billboard Pick" feature, describing it as "vibrant, soothing, tumultuous, placid and instrumentally brilliant" and Anderson's vocals "deliciously ingratiating".[34] In his review for Rolling Stone, Richard Cromelin pointed out the album's "gorgeous melodies, intelligent, carefully crafted, constantly surprising arrangements, concise and energetic performances" and "cryptic but evocative lyrics". It's decreed to be one of the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Today's mystery album was the band's breakthrough album, propelling them in a matter of weeks from a cult act to an international phenomenon; not coincidentally, it also marked the point where all of the elements of the music (and more) that would define their success for more than a decade fell into place fully formed. The science-fiction and fantasy elements that had driven the more successful songs on their preceding record, were pushed much harder here, and not just in the music but in the packaging of the album: the Roger Dean-designed cover was itself a fascinating creation that seemed to relate to the music and drew the purchaser's attention in a manner that few records since the heyday of the psychedelic era could match. 2003 saw Rhino and Elektra put out a new remastered CD conducted by Dan Hersch, with "America" and an early rough mix of "Roundabout" as bonus tracks, you could get it here

Goldy Rhox 145  (flac 395mb)

Goldy Rhox 145   (ogg 151mb)

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Goldy Rhox 116  (flac 388mb)

Goldy Rhox 116   (ogg 96mb)

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Mr R said...

Hi Rho
Any chance of a re-up for the 1st Suicide Lp that you have posted before

Rho said...

Hello Mr R sure can do If you can be more specific or post the request from the page the Suicide album you want is to be found...

Mr R said...

Hi Rho
It was the 1st album on
Cheers Lee and thanks again for the always outstanding blog

Rho said...

Hello Mr R ambivalence caused the confusion here, the 1st Suicide Lp that you have posted before could refer to the first Suicide album-as it did or the first suicide album i posted on Rho-Xs - there were two earlier Suicide postings you know. Anyway i not only re-upped but upgraded the suicide postings as well you get a flac choice..N'Joy

Mr R said...

Thanks for that
You truly are a gent
I really appreciate the time you must spend to upload all the excellent tracks