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Reviews of releases for 1976

Keith Relf - All the Falling Angels

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Most will know Keith Relf as the singer and harmonica frontman of the mighty Yardbirds for the entire duration of their six year run in the 60s. Others will know him as a founding member of the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-08-21)

Secret Oyster - Striptease

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This exceptional Danish instrumental powerhouse released four albums in their original lifetime from 1973-1976, and a reunion album Live in the USA recorded at Nearfest 2007, released the...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-08-21)

Ruphus - Let Your Light Shine, Inner Voice & Flying Colours

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With their third album, Ruphus turned to Terje Rypdal as producer, and the result sees a decided turn away from the symphonic rock of Ransahrt towards jazz-rock. Original singer Gudny...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2020-07-23)

Be Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish

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To my mind, Be Bop Deluxe has always occupied a unique position in the ranks of 70s progressive rock bands. Unlike most of their contemporaries, they didn’t arrive at their progressive sound...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2019-03-03)

Barış Manço - Baris Mancho (AKA Nick the Chopper)

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In 1976 Turkish rock singer Barış Manço wanted to make one last attempt to gain a world-wide audience for his music with Nick the Chopper before he changed careers to a TV...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2019-01-12)

Pyramid - Pyramid

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Guerssen continues to reissue albums by the legendary Toby Robinson. The latest is Pyramid with its single 33-minute track, “Dawn Defender.” Recorded between 1975 and 1976,...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-19)

Temple - Temple

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Guerssen has reissued another one of the legendary Toby Robinson’s one-off projects recorded after hours at Dieter Dierks’ studio near Köln, Germany. Toby’s favorite activity...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-02)

El Reloj - El Reloj (AKA Second Album)

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[Second album revisted]

This is an album I played to death when the Record Runner CD came out in the mid 90s (can't speak for later re-issues). El Reloj was essentially what...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-07-12)

Langsyne - Langsyne

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Langsyne was a German folk group that began in 1969 as the duo of teenagers Egbert Fröse (guitar, organ, other instruments, vocals) and Ulrich Nähle (percussion, flute, other instruments,...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-06-04)

The Brotherhood - Stavia

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The Brotherhood was a one-and-done band from Ohio that recorded and privately released their only album, Stavia, in 1972 (200 copies). Stavia is one of those elusive albums that...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-05-23)
 

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