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Sunday, 12 January 2014

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 15


 
this one and the two posts below are the last three volumes of a set of compilation CDs i made for a friend a couple of years ago. there are NO music downloads, i just wanted to post the covers i made for the CDs back then. i hope you like them :-)

click here to see the previous volumes.

tracklist:
Back in the U.S.S.R. ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1968 Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) ∙ Belfast Gypsies ∙ 1967 Crawling Up a Hill (live) ∙ John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers ∙ 1964 I Ain’t Done Wrong (live) ∙ The Yardbirds ∙ 1965 Berry Rides Again ∙ Steppenwolf ∙ 1968 Our Home ∙ Bang ∙ 1971 I’m So Glad ∙ Cream ∙ 1966 Dark Side of the Mushroom ∙ Chocolate Watchband ∙ 1967 Spoonful ∙ Howlin’ Wolf ∙ 1968 Thorjon ∙ The Electric Prunes ∙ 1969 Blind ∙ Deep Purple ∙ 1969 White Room ∙ Cream ∙ 1968 Blues News ∙ Jesse Harper ∙ 1969 Let’s Work Together ∙ Canned Heat ∙ 1969 Bring It on Home ∙ Led Zeppelin ∙ 1969 Listen, Learn, Read on ∙ Deep Purple ∙ …

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 14


 
just a cover art i made some years ago for a friend, no download

click here to see the previous volumes.

tracklist:
I Am the Walrus ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1967 Mr. Universe ∙ Episode Six ∙ 1968 Silver Tongue ∙ Humble Pie ∙ 1969 Wasted Union Blues ∙ It’s a Beautiful Day ∙ 1969 Wring That Neck ∙ Deep Purple ∙ 1968 Silence of the Morning ∙ Glass Sun ∙ 1968 In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida ∙ Iron Butterfly ∙ 1968 Problems ∙ Red Dirt ∙ 1970 Castles Made of Sand ∙ The Jimi Hendrix Experience ∙ 1967 She Said, She Said ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1966 Hold on ∙ Les Fleurs De Lys ∙ 1969 Foggy Notion ∙ The Velvet Underground ∙ 1969 Are You Gonna Be There (at the Love-in) ∙ Chocolate Watchband ∙ 1967 Introspection Part One ∙ The End ∙ 1969 I’m Your Witch Doctor ∙ Them ∙ 1967 Barabajagal ∙ Donovan ∙ 1969 I Feel Free ∙ Cream ∙ 1966 Susie Q ∙ The Rolling Stones ∙ 1964 Do You Remember Walter? ∙ The Kinks ∙ 1968 Obviously 5 Believers ∙ Bob Dylan ∙ 1966

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Sunday, 12 January 2014

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 13


 
just a cover art i made some years ago for a friend, no download

click here to see the previous volumes.

tracklist:
Need You ∙ Lyd ∙ 1970 Purple ∙ Steve Morgen ∙ 1969 Dirty Old Man (at the Age of Sixteen) ∙ Them ∙ 1967 You Really Got Me ∙ The Kinks ∙ 1964 Shakin’ All Over ∙ The Swinging Blue Jeans ∙ 1964 Fortune Teller ∙ Thee Sixpence ∙ 1966 I’m a Loser ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1964 4th Time Around ∙ Bob Dylan ∙ 1966 Girl with No Eyes ∙ It’s a Beautiful Day ∙ 1969 Coming into Los Angeles (live) ∙ Arlo Guthrie ∙ 1969 Buttermilk Boy ∙ Humble Pie ∙ 1969 I’m Not Talking (live) ∙ The Yardbirds ∙ 1965 Glass Onion ∙ The Beatles ∙ 1968 Double Dare ∙ Lyd ∙ 1970 Anyone’s Daughter ∙ Deep Purple ∙ 1971 Throw Down a Line ∙ The Jeff Beck Group ∙ 1969 Whole Lotta Love ∙ Led Zeppelin ∙ 1969 Born Under a Bad Sign ∙ The Apple Pie Motherhood Band ∙ 1968 Angeline ∙ Genesis ∙ 1968 Crest of Wave ∙ Rory Gallagher ∙ 1972
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Sunday, 13 May 2012

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 12


 
heres the next volume of my personal compilation series. this time we have quite a lot of hard rocking stuff, with deep purple, birth control and blue cheer for instance. now these are the three songs i think are the most special ones on the tracklist:
track number 6 is a song by jerusalem, whos sole album was produced by deep purple singer ian gillan. although i am not that much into hard rock, that album is quite a treat – go and check it out if you like this track (its self-titled and from ’72).
right after this song theres a (i believe) not so well-kown number by status quo, called gerdundula (seemingly a girls name). i picked a live version here, because i first heard it live and then i found the album version (on dog of two head) rather boring. i hope you like it – this is one of the songs i play on parties when all people are already drunk and just want to dance like mad :-)
track number 11 is the big break-through song of ten years after, think about the times from 1971s “a space in time”. …

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Monday, 9 April 2012

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 11


 
alright folks, here we go with another compilation volume. it starts with a classic deep purple track, ‘hush’ in the initial version by mark I. and as purples first lineup started with a lot of cover songs, this too is a cover version, the original song was written by joe south and recorded by billy joe royal the year before deep purple did it. again, what astonishes me here is the deep and rich voice of purples first vocalist rod evans, wow that guy could sing… enjoy!
track number 4 is my favourite by the electric prunes. a little less well known than ‘i had too much to dream last night’ this song is a bit more raunchy, and somehow more garagy also. lets see if you dig it as much as i do – go get em, little olive!
a bit farther down the tracklist theres a brilliant number by (ex pigeons) vanilla fudge (going on cactus / beck, bogart & appice): ‘where is my mind’. i always wondered what that song would sound like on acid, its pretty brain-draining already without drugs! disturbing, distorted – this sounds pretty freaked out and i hope you …

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Sunday, 25 March 2012

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 10


 
now heres the next volume of my sampler series, a bit late as always, but i hope you will enjoy it. and, as always, there are some evergreens and a couple of interesting songs on it. the first song for instance is a really great popsike/psychy late 60s number, ‘jack dor’ by episode six. there are virtually no vocals on this song, except for the title line being said once by ian gillan. great, freaky tune not to be missed!
track no. 4 is the well-known hit by the moody blues, ‘nights in white satin’. i am quite sure everyone of you has heard it hundreds and hundreds of times, but it still is a wonderful song and many of us have been kissing to it as teenagers ;-) it is said though that justin hayward, at that time the moodys new vocalist after denny laine had left, was crying when he left the studio after recording this song because he had just been left by his girlfriend. what a heart-warming anecdote, pop music for once not just being superficial!
next, on #10, we have a nice underrated number by the kinks, ‘sittin on my sofa’ …

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Saturday, 11 February 2012

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 9


 
now, as previously announced, here finally is the next volume of my selfmade compilation series. dip into another pile of 20 rockin evergreens and just forget about the last fourty years of time that passed meanwhile. the opening track is a dear, dear favourite of mine and also by far my favourite rolling stones number: ‘the last time’ from 1965. it was released shortly before ‘satisfaction’ and was obviously topped by it, because the latter is the song mostly associated with the rolling stones in what can be described as “superficial general knowledge”. however, i like this song much better – and besides: the main riff is not played by keith richards but by brian jones – amazing, isnt it?
the next song id like to mention is a rather long, narrative number, #10 ‘atlantis’ by donovan. mr leitch tells the story of the sunken land of atlantis, which once lay in the middle of the atlantic ocean, and, well you all know that old fairytale :-) however, the way donovan tells this story it suddenly gains back all the magic it radiated when you heard it as a little child. everything around you becomes quiet and …

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

VA: Tangerine Bubble Beat


 
as promised before, here i am back with some new fresh music. again, this is a compilation i put together as an mp3-cd for my car, so its basically just all the stuff i happen to listen to a lot at the moment, thrown together (although i tried to sort the tracks in a way that makes sense according to genres) – so again you have to expect very few famous hits and loads of obscure rare stuff. about the first 60 to 70 tracks are pure nitty-gritty garage rock, then it gets a little more psychedelic. tracks 105 to 121 are old, vintage rock n roll and even older rhythm n blues, followed by another bunch of sweet psychedelia. the whole collection finishes off with some more heavy stuff, so it really covers a lot of moods.

the first of some highlights id like to mention is track 32, “somebodys gonna get their head kicked in tonite”, a late-60s rocker by some obscure group called earl vince and the valiants – which is a pseudonym for nobody else but peter greens fleetwood mac! yeah, this is just the way we like them – despite that …

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Saturday, 1 January 2011

VA: Green Crystal Craze


 
heres my new years present to you, another huge compilation of fantastic songs (even huger than the last one!). i put it together just like the one i posted on dec 8th, and i hope you like it. have fun, and lots of exciting music in 2011!

tracklist:

The Who ∙ I Can’t Explain ∙ 1965 William Penn & His Pals ∙ Gotta Get Away ∙ 1966 ? & The Mysterians ∙ Smokes ∙ 1967 The Electric Prunes ∙ Little Olive ∙ 1967 The Butterfield Blues Band ∙ Get Out Of My Life Woman ∙ 1966 Michel Polnareff ∙ Time Will Tell ∙ 1967 The Interns ∙ Hard To Get ∙ Thee Sixpence ∙ Heartfull Of Rain ∙ 1967 The Monkees ∙ (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone ∙ 1967 The Clefs Of Lavendar Hill ∙ One More Time ∙ 1966 The Remains ∙ Diddy Wah Diddy ∙ 1966 The Kinks ∙ Holiday In Waikiki ∙ 1966 Jacques Dutronc ∙ Le Mythofemme ∙ 1968 The Outcasts ∙ I’m In Pittsburgh And It’s Raining ∙ 1966 Lonnie Donegan ∙ Cumberland Gap ∙ 1957 Sandy Nelson ∙ Teen Beat ∙ 1960 The …

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

VA: Acid Rocks


 
yes, today is the day, the day that, one year ago, the twenty flight rock blog was started!
the year went fast, and it still amazes me when i look at this site and see that we already have 167 posts full of music, music history and musicians in history and memorabilia from the good old days.
especially the series with the BRAVO beatles starschnitt was greatly appreciated. i recieved a lot of nice and heart warming feedback for it, and that makes me very happy.
of course there has also been trouble, pictures being deleted and DMCA complaints about posts. i mostly had not much time for working on this blog, especially these days. but im sure the new year will be more relaxed and we can again share plenty of old memories, records and favourite pieces of music here.

as a special TFR-birthday present for you, here is a 221-song compilation of my favourite music. i put this together about a year ago as a cd to listen to while driving in my car. with over 200 tracks on it, it doesnt get boring too soon! but also, …

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 8


 
to get some variety into this blog again, heres another volume of the ‘rock sessions’ series. starting off with a mad percussion firework by deep purple in their first lineup, this is an issue packed with sweet treats from great bands and tasty obscurities.
track number 3 is a driving little rocker from humble pies (seen in the background of the cover art) ’69 debut album, following a just as fantastic classic number by cream, n.s.u.
a couple of tracks later, theres my very favourite live number by the five-live-yardbirds, which they played 1966 for the BBC – ‘over under sideways down’. a haunting track full of energy that will get you going, and at least singing along, for sure!
just as haunting, but far more heavy is track number 10. sounding a lot more like humble pie already, this track though was still recorded by the small faces in their original lineup with steve marriott giving a rough and ready vocal performace, of the kind that lead to him being suggested as the singer for the supergroup-to-be led zeppelin. marriott declined and formed humble pie the same year.
following up is a classic …

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Sunday, 1 August 2010

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 7


 
returning to my original compilation series, heres volume 7 of the ‘rock session’ 15 cd set.
starting off with a white album classic by the beatles, we have a lot of classic tracks again this time; especially beatles ones, but also ‘strange brew’ by cream and ‘down the road apiece’ by the rolling stones for instance. as always, to get you interested in this cd ill just pick a few interesting songs that i find worth mentioning.
first of all theres ‘shangri-la’ from the kinks ’69 arthur-lp. it always surprises me how this song still remains fairly unknown (except among kinks fans of course), especially as it is such a beautiful song. as usual for later kinks material, this is ray davies critical voice on ‘successful’ people, who reached everything they could achieve (reached their ‘shangri-la’ – which originally was a mythical valley in which people didnt age), and those who did not although they worked just as hard. apart from the message in this song, theres the beautifully sung chorus that always gives my goosebumps when listening to this opus.
another really beautiful song is track number 5, ‘reason why’ by five day rain …

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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 5


 
hey folks, heres the surprise i promised to share with you as we celebrate our

10,000th visitor

today!! on this special occasion i have a double post with two volumes of my various artists compilation series for you. i hope you like it and please enjoy listening to this lovely collection of vintage songs.

on volume 5 of the rock sessions series there are a lot of classic songs most of you will be familiar with. take for instance the three songs of ten years after on this volume, a very favourite group of mine. the very first track i put here also is their biggest success or at least most popular number, ‘id love to change the world’, from their amazing ’71 album ‘a space in time’. musically not that outstanding, as it doesnt really feature the fantastic solos the group usually provides on their live tracks, but its a great rock song that fits mainstream taste and still gets stuck into your head. another well-known and also fantastic song on this cd is ‘although the sun is shining’ by fleetwood mac. although this is from their last …

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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

VA: Rock Sessions Volume 6


 
volume 6 of the rock sessions series again features a full load of psych, acid and garage rock just waiting for you. the first track is sort of a real evergreen if not a milestone – at least in the history of led zeppelin: one of my personal favourites aswell, the ‘immigrant song’ from the groups third lp still appears on numerous (hard) rock compilation and thus shall not be missing here. the next track is a driving psych-pearl by texan 60s heroes the 13th floor elevators, also highly recommended.
track number four is the obscurity-gem on this volume, a track recorded live in 1967 by a group called the maze – drummer and singer of whom were noone else but ian paice and rod evans, who would go on to form deep purple with blackmore, lord and simper the following year (jeeeeez, they were just my age then.. or in case of paicey even younger… hard to imagine!). most of you will be familiar with the version of ‘harlem shuffle’ that the rolling stones recorded in 1985, but originally this song was written and recorded by bob & earl in 1963, and it is their version …

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Friday, 26 March 2010

VA: Blues & Boogie


 
heres the boogie/blues compilation that pablo had asked me for a while ago. i originally put it together last year so i just had to upload it.
this is certainly more blues than boogie, but im sure a lot of you will dig it nevertheless, and if youre a fan of either blues, bluesrock, rhythm n blues or all together, you will certainly love this. the figure on the cover, by the way, is taken from an old concert poster of the pop & blues festival in essen, germany, in 1969, to which my dad went back then and brought the poster with him.
there are some really fine goodies on this comp (sorry but the sound quality differs from track to track, as its a mixture of analog and digital sources), among them old blues classics from legends like john lee hooker, who is featured here with 1973 recordings of dimples and boom boom, the latter of which virtually everyone (blues fan or not) know thanks to the cult movie the blues brothers; or sonny boy williamson with a ’66 recording of his famous bring it on home (to which led zeppelin paid a great …

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