Feb 6, 2014

RhoDeo 1405 Goldy Rhox 146

Hello, today the 118th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock,  in the darklight an American rock band consisting of core members Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, with the release of seven albums blending elements of jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. Rolling Stone has called them "the perfect musical antiheroes for the Seventies.". The band's music is characterized by complex jazz-influenced structures and harmonies played by Becker and Fagen along with a revolving cast of rock and pop studio musicians. Their"cerebral, wry and eccentric lyrics, often filled with sharp sarcasm, touch upon such themes as drugs, love affairs, and crime. The pair is well known for their near-obsessive perfectionism in the recording studio.

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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 the sixth album from the group, and was released on September 23, 1977, by ABC Records.
With today's mystery album, Walter Becker and Donald Fagen's obsession with sonic detail and fascination with composition reached new heights. A coolly textured and immaculately produced collection of sophisticated jazz-rock, the album has none of the overt cynicism or self-consciously challenging music that distinguished their previous records. Instead, it's a measured and textured album, filled with subtle melodies and accomplished, jazzy solos that blend easily into the lush instrumental backdrops. But today's mystery album isn't just about texture, since Becker and Fagen's songs are their most complex and musically rich set of songs -- even the simplest song, the sunny pop of "Peg," has layers of jazzy vocal harmonies. Todays album is a shining example of jazz-rock at its finest.

It became the group's best-selling album. Peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. charts and No. 5 in the United Kingdom, it was the band's first platinum album, eventually selling over 5 million copies. In July 1978, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Non-Classical Recording. In 2003, the album was ranked number 145 on Rolling Stone's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list. The cover photo by Hideki Fujii features Japanese model/actress Sayoko Yamaguchi. On April 6, 2011, the album was deemed by the Library of Congress to be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important" and added to the United States National Recording Registry. Here today its remastered 30th Anniversary Edition

Goldy Rhox 146  (flac 217mb)

Goldy Rhox 146   (ogg 91mb)

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 RhoDeo 1246 (Nov 12)
Goldy Rhox 82   (flac 261mb) re-upped

Goldy Rhox 82   (ogg 98mb)

 RhoDeo 1329 (July 13)
Goldy Rhox 118  (flac 211mb) re-upped

Goldy Rhox 118   (ogg 81mb)

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