Feb 20, 2014

RhoDeo 1407 Goldy Rhox 148

Hello, today the 148th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock in the darklight is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and humanitarian activist (born 13 February 1950), who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis, he went on to a successful solo career.

More recently, today's mystery artist has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music as well as his involvement in humanitarian efforts. Our man has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including three Brit Awards—winning Best British Male in 1987, six Grammy Awards, thirteen MTV Video Music Awards, the first Pioneer Award at the BT Digital Music Awards, and in 2007 he was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his "influence on generations of music makers". In recognition of his many years of human rights activism, he received the Man of Peace award from the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in 2006, and in 2008, TIME magazine named Gabriel one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was also awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007, and the Polar Music Prize in 2009. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010 and he is to be inducted as a solo artist in 2014.

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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 the first of four with the same eponymous title. Released on 25 February 1977, it was produced by Bob Ezrin. The album was later identified by the car on the cover designed by Peter Christopherson (a.k.a. "Sleazy" from Hipgnosis). The car was a Lancia Flavia owned by Storm Thorgerson. His first solo success came with the single "Solsbury Hill", an autobiographical piece expressing his thoughts on leaving Genesis. Although mainly happy with the music, he felt that the album and especially the track "Here Comes the Flood" was over-produced. Sparser versions can be heard on Robert Fripp's Exposure, his appearance on Kate Bush's 1979 TV special and yet a third version on greatest hits compilation Shaking the Tree (1990). He often performs the song live accompanied by only himself on keyboard, either in German or English, depending on the audience.Today's mystery album was recorded at The Soundstage in Toronto, Canada with producer Bob Ezrin between July 1976 – January 1977; with additional recording sessions taking place at Morgan Studios, London, UK and Olympic Studios, London, England. Todays artist and Ezrin assembled a set of musicians for the recording sessions including guitarist Robert Fripp of King Crimson, bass player Tony Levin later of King Crimson, drummer Allan Schwartzberg, percussionist Jimmy Maelen, guitarist Steve Hunter, keyboardist Jozef Chirowski and Larry Fast on synthesizers and programming, most of them joined him later on his "Expect the Unexpected" US tour. Here in it's 2002 remaster.

Goldy Rhox 148   (flac 255mb)

Goldy Rhox 148   (ogg 91mb)

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1 comment:

concorde said...

Beautiful. Any chance of albums 2, 3 & 4 as well? (Cheky, I know...)