I start to re-upload all of them plus some new one now in January 2013. Every thing before that date as been deleted by the authority. Enjoy the music and if you like a band just buy it at your music store.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gong / Flying tea pot

LINK: flying tea pot

01. Radio gnome invisible
02. Flying tea pot
03. The pot head Pixie
04. The octave doctors and the crystal machine
05. Zero the hero and the witch's spell
06. Witch's song i am your pussy

Monday, March 18, 2013

MORPHINE / bootleg Detroit

Bootleg Detroit.

1. Intro
2. Come Along
3. Dana Intro
4. Mary
5. Banter #1
6. Candy
7. Sheila
8. Billy Intro
9. Claire
10. My Brain
11. Banter #2
12. Head With Wings
13. Cure For Pain
14. You Speak My Language
15. Thursday
16. Banter #3
17. You Look Like Rain
18. Buena


Editorial Reviews

Not only is Bootleg Detroit an aptly named live album, it's also an
atypical one. For this, "the only official live release of Morphine,
" Rykodisc has released a low-fidelity recording made by an audience
member during the band's Cure for Pain tour in 1994. Although the
recording was mastered by frontman Mark Sandman before his onstage
death in 1999, the sound quality never rises above that of your average
bootleg. The drum sound echoes, and the baritone sax and bass are
muddy. However, Sandman's dry voice shines through fairly well.
The total package is somewhat voyeuristic, as if Bootleg Detroit
were meant to sound like putting an ear up against the outside of a
theater. For those who never got the chance to see Morphine's amazing
live show, this is, sadly, as close as one can get. Yet even under the
aural murk, the band's sexy and sulky low rock is spellbinding. --
Jason Josephes

Despite the implied illegality of the album title, Bootleg Detroit is a
far cry from the sort of sonically-dodgy audio contraband one would
expect to pick up at a record fair. An officially sanctioned, high-
quality audience recording taken from a date on Morphine's Cure for
Pain tour in March 1994, the tapes were mixed and edited by beat-poet
band leader Mark Sandman only weeks before his fatal heart attack on
stage in Italy, July 1999. Regrettably then, given the untimely demise
of this truly ground-breaking combo, Bootleg Detroit now stands as an
item of nostalgia. A grainy, black and whitemore… snapshot of the
swarthy Bostonian minimalists (Sandman's smooth vocal sulk and
elasticated two-string slide bass, drummer Billy Conway's swinging
percussion, Dana Colley simultaneously honking away on the baritone
and tenor saxes like a choir of traffic-jam car horns ) in all their
early jazz-hued, sexily low-rent rock & roll glory. Imagine John
Coltrane meeting the darkness of Joy Division via the street-wise suss
of Lou Reed. Completists note; the album contains a brace of previously
unreleased tracks in "Come Along" and the spoken word "My Brain", plus
video footage of Morphine performing two songs at the 1995 Montreux
Jazz Festival. --Kevin Maidment.

A pesar de la ilegalidad implํcita del tํtulo de แlbum, Destile
clandestinamente Detroit es un grito lejano de la clase del contrabando
de audio sonically-incierto que uno esperarํa recoger en una feria de
Una grabaci๓n de auditorio oficialmente sancionada, de alta calidad
tomada de una fecha en la Cura de la Morfina para el viaje de Dolor en
el marzo de 1994, las cintas fueron mezcladas y corregidas por el Ser
imaginario del sue๑o de lํder de cinta de poeta del latido Mark s๓lo
semanas antes de su ataque cardํaco fatal en la etapa en Italia, julio
de 1999. Desgraciadamente entonces, considerando el fallecimiento
inoportuno de este grupo que rompe tierra realmente, Destile
clandestinamente Detroit ahora estแ de pie como un artํculo de
nostalgia. Un granulado, negro y whitemore … foto de los minimalistas
Bostonian morenos (la murria vocal lisa del Ser imaginario del sue๑o y
bajo de diapositiva de dos cuerdas elasticated, la percusi๓n
balanceadora del tambor Billy Conway, Dana Colley simultแneamente
graznando lejos en el barํtono y saxofones de tenor como un coro de
claxones de atasco) en todo su jazz-hued temprano, sexily roca baja y
de alquiler y gloria de rollo.

Imagine que John Coltrane que encuentra la oscuridad de la Divisi๓n de
Alegrํa vํa el pํcaro investiga de Lou Reed. Nota de Completists; el
แlbum contiene una abrazadera de pistas antes no liberadas en "Venido"
y la palabra dicha "Mi Cerebro", mแs el metraje de vํdeo de la Morfina
realizando dos canciones en el Festival de Jazz de Montreux 1995. -
Kevin Maidment.

Bit rate 192kps.

LINK: bootlegdetroit


GONG / camenbert electrique

Camenbert electrique

Bit rate: 160 kps

LINK: camenbertelectrique

PASSWORD: chivo987


Elvis Costello / Washington dc

Elvis Costello And The Attractions

LINK: Washington DC live

Title: ( Washington DC 1978 )
Format: CD – R Audio - Total Time 61:11
Source:  WHFS-FM Radio Broadcast From The Warner Theater, Washington DC 28th Feb1978

1.Pump it up. 
2.Waiting for the end of the world. 
3.No action. 
4.Less than zero. 
5.The beat. 
6.(The angels wanna wear my) Red shoes. 
7.(I don't want to go to) Chelsea. 
8.Hand in hand. 
9.Little triggers. 
10.Radio radio. 
11.You belong to me. 
12.Lipstick vogue. 
13.Watching the detectives. 
14.Mystery dance. 
15.Miracle man 
16.Blame it on Cain. 
17.Chemistry class.

Australian crawl / phalanx

LINK: phalanx

01. Unpublished critics
02. The night
03. La califusa
04. Love beats me up
05. Things don't seen
06. White limbo
07. Louie Louie
08. Errol
09. Reckless
10. Boys light up

This is a great live album. The public is absolutely crazy about the group and participate in the concert very actively. There are some unconventional songs (The Night and La Califusa) that make the record more appealing. If you're into Oz Crawl and like live albums, this is your CD.

Another opinion

I have been a fan of Aussie Crawl since I was 11 years old since I saw "Boys Light Up" clip on MTV in 1987. This live albumsound so current with an excellent live sound but my only complaint is that it sould have been a double album. This was in my mind when they were at their peak, (unlike "Between a Rock and a Hard Place) sorry James. The vocals of James Reyne & the late Guy McDonough it is an stand out. When I play Louie, Louie I always sing along & it makes me smile.
If you are in Australia & can get your hands on "The Party Boys - Live at Several 21sts" recorded in the same year you will hear some a "classic" James Reyne vocal performance of "Been down so Long" & "Superfreak" that will KILL any of the originals.

ALICE COOPER / love it to death

Love it to death

Bit rate: Free Lossless Audio Codec

LINK: loveittodeath


Alice Cooper - Love It To Death (1971)(24K Gold Remaster 2009)

After the 24K success of "School's Out" and "Killer", Audio Fidelity completes our 2009 Alice Cooper Trilogy with the band's 1971 major label debut, "Love It To Death". After 38 years die-hard fans still argue over which is the best.
Captivating from the start and not a bit of filler, this album introduced the truly unique band to the mainstream with songs that forever sound new and original including, "Ballad of Dwight Fry", "Is It My Body" and a Cooper's trademark, “I'm Eighteen” (one of the all-time great coming of age songs). They incorporate blues, jazz, even songs styled after Broadway showtunes...and it's all ground-breaking Rock & Roll, in that the group firmly established their voice and personna. Punk? Glam? Shock-Rock? Horror-Rock? Heavy Metal? Anything created since, it all starts here.

Alice Cooper's third album, Love It to Death, can be pinpointed as the release when everything began to come together for the band. Their first couple of albums (Pretties for You and Easy Action) were both largely psychedelic/acid rock affairs and bore little comparison to the band's eventual rip-roaring, teenage-anthem direction. The main reason for the quintet's change was that the eventually legendary producer Bob Ezrin was on board for the first time and helped the Coopers focus their songwriting and sound, while they also perfected their trashy, violent, and theatrical stage show and image. One of the band's most instantly identifiable anthems, "I'm Eighteen", was what made the album a hit, as well as another classic, "Is It My Body". But like Alice Cooper's other albums from the early '70s, it was an incredibly consistent listen from beginning to end. The garage rocker "Caught in a Dream" as well as the ass-kicking "Long Way to Go" and a pair of epics — the Doors-esque "Black Juju" and the eerie "Ballad of Dwight Fry" — showed that Alice was easily in league with other high-energy Detroit bands of the era (MC5, Stooges). Love It to Death was the first of a string of classic releases from the original Alice Cooper group...G. Plato   

The album was ranked number 460 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Codec: flac
Size: 214  MB
Genre :  Rock
Cover: Front


Alice Cooper - vocals
Glen Buxton - lead guitar
Michael Bruce - rhythm guitar, keyboards
Dennis Dunaway - bass guitar
Neal Smith - drums


01 Caught in a Dream 3:04
02 I'm Eighteen 3:00
03 Long Way to Go 3:01
04 Black Juju 9:09
05 Is It My Body 2:39
06 Hallowed Be My Name 2:25
07 Second Coming 3:02
08 Ballad of Dwight Fry 6:32
09 Sun Arise 3:53

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The original dynamic range of this recording was not maximized, brickwalled, limited or compressed in any way during remastering.
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ALICE COOPER / billion dollars babies

billion dollars babies

Bit rate: 320 kps


Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) (2CD Deluxe Edit 2001)

Rock star opulence came to an explosive head in 1973 when the Alice Cooper Group hit #1 on the U.S. and worldwide charts with Billion Dollar Babies, their sixth and most successful album. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it is also one of the best rock ’n’ roll records of all time, and the subsequent tour became the biggest rock production to date. Capitalizing on the album’s themes of good-old decadence and horror, the show climaxed with a guillotine execution of Alice. The album and the tour made the band into the world’s preeminent pied pipers of teenage trash culture. 

Now, a few decades later, we have given Billion Dollar Babies the deluxe Rhino treatment—the complete remastered album in its entirety remixed by Ezrin himself, plus an entire second disc of 14 rare and previously tracks. The latter includes 11 live cuts from the infamous Billion Dollar Babies tour, two outtakes from the album sessions, and “Slick Black Limousine,” a rare U.K. single. Housed in a digi-pak that duplicates all original album art, it also features an expanded booklet of lyrics, new liner notes, and tons of rare photos!...Rhino Records

For me Alice Cooper's career divided neatly into two parts: Alice Cooper the band and Alice Cooper the solo artist. I never was captivated by his solo career, but the Alice Cooper band was one of the best rock bands of the early Seventies. From 1971's Love It To Death through 1973's Billion Dollar Babies, the band produced a series of rock solid albums--and I even saw them in concert twice, including their Billion Dollar Babies Tour.
That's what makes this reissue such a treat. The second disc provides killer live versions of eight of the ten album tracks--only "Generation Landslide" and "Mary Ann" are not included. One track each is also included from their three earlier albums: Love It To Death ("I'm Eighteen"), Killer ("Dead Babies") and School's Out ("My Stars"). In addition you get the Elvis-inspired outtake "Coal Black Model T," which eventually evolved into "Slick Black Limousine" (also included here). The other outtake is "Son of Billion Dollar Babies," which is essentially an alternate take of "Generation Landslide" minus the lyrics from the second half of verse two.
The expanded 24-page booklet is also a treat. [Check out the photo on page 11 of Donovan recording the title track with Alice!]
Sure, Alice Cooper is probably most remembered for the mascara, boa constrictors and guillotines. However, if you listen to the music, you'll discover one of the tightest rock bands of the era...S.Vrana

Codec: mp3
Size: 226 MB
Genre : Shock Rock

Track List:

CD 1

01 Hello Hooray 4:14
02 Raped and Freezin' 3:15
03 Elected 4:05
04 Billion Dollar Babies 3:39
05 Unfinished Sweet 6:17
06 No More Mr. Nice Guy 3:05
07 Generation Landslide 4:31
08 Sick Things 4:18
09 Mary Ann 2:19
10 I Love the Dead 5:08

CD 2

01 Hello Hooray (Live Version) 3:04
02 Billion Dollar Babies (Live Version) 3:47
03 Elected (Live Version) 2:28
04 Eighteen (Live in 1973 Version) 4:50
05 Raped And Freezin' (Live Version) 3:14
06 No More Mr. Nice Guy (Live Version) 3:07
07 My Stars (Live Version) 7:32
08 Unfinished Sweet (Live Version) 6:01
09 Sick Things (Live Version) 3:16
10 Dead Babies (Live Version) 2:59
11 I Love The Dead (Live Version) 4:48
12 Coal Black Model T (Outtake) 4:28
13 Son Of Billion Dollar Babies (Generation Landslide) (Outtake) 3:45
14 Slick Black Limousine (Remastered UK Release) 4:26 


Alice Cooper / welcome to my nightmare

LINK: welcome to my nightmare

Codec: mp3
Bitrate: 320 kB/s
Size: 128  MB 
Genre : Shock Rock


01 Welcome To My Nightmare 5:20 
02 Devil's Food 3:35 
03 The Black Widow 3:37 
04 Some Folks 4:17 
05 Only Women Bleed 5:49 
06 Department Of Youth 3:20 
07 Cold Ethyl 2:56 
08 Years Ago 2:51 
09 Steven 5:46 
10 The Awakening 2:31 
11 Escape 3:27 
12 Devil's Food prev. unreleased / Bonus / Alt. Version 5:13 
13 Cold Ethyl prev. unreleased / Bonus / Alt. Version 2:56 
14 The Awakening prev. unreleased / Bonus / Alt. Version 4:20 

Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare (1975) (Remaster Edit 2002)

Rhino’s 2002 release of Welcome To My Nightmare has been remastered and includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks: alternate versions of “Devil’s Food,“ ”Cold Ethyl,” and “The Awakening.”

With the 1975 disintegration of the original Alice Cooper group, Alice was free to launch a solo career. He wisely decided to re-enlist the services of Bob Ezrin for his solo debut, Welcome to My Nightmare, which was a concept album tied into the story line of the highly theatrical concert tour he launched soon after the album's release. While the music lost most of the gritty edge of the original AC lineup, Welcome to My Nightmare remains Alice's best solo effort -- while some tracks stray from his expected hard rock direction, there's plenty of fist-pumping rock to go around. The disco-flavored, album-opening title track would be reworked on the stage as more of a hard rock tune, while "Some Folks" dips into cabaret territory, and "Only Women Bleed" is a sensitive ballad that became a Top Ten hit. But the rockers serve as the album's foundation -- "Devil's Food," "The Black Widow," "Department of Youth," and "Cold Ethyl" are all standouts, as is the more tranquil yet eerie epic "Steven." Despite this promising start to Cooper's solo career, the majority of his subsequent releases were often not as focused and were of varying quality...G. Prato 

Originally released on LP in 1975 and reissued on CD in 2002, Welcome to My Nightmare is, quite simply, a shock rock masterpiece. It is also a conceptual effort that, like other Alice Cooper releases of the '70s, generated some controversy. Often described as the arena rock equivalent of a horror movie, this album didn't offend those who understood where Cooper was coming from. His fans realized that gems like "Cold Ethyl" and the spooky title song weren't really promoting evil; Alice Cooper is merely a character, and Welcome to My Nightmare gives listeners a guided tour of the character's dark, twisted mind. Arguably, this reissue is arena rock's version of a Bela Lugosi or Vincent Price film; in fact, Price himself makes a guest appearance on "The Black Widow," a creepy number that pays tribute to a very deadly spider. But for all of the album's dark subject matter, Cooper is surprisingly sensitive and tender on the ballad "Only Women Bleed." A major pop hit, the song really struck a chord with female listeners and was covered by everyone from Carmen McRae to Lita Ford to Etta James. Nonetheless, Cooper was still controversial in 1975, and fundamentalist ministers kept insisting that he was taking America straight to hell. Produced by Bob Ezrin, Nightmare marked the first time that Cooper was billed as a solo artist -- and without the Alice Cooper Band he became slicker, more polished, and less gritty. Nonetheless, this album is conceptually brilliant. Thanks to Rhino, Nightmare now has 14 tracks instead of 11; hardcore collectors will be glad to know that Rhino has added alternate takes of "Cold Ethyl," "Devil's Food," and "The Awakening." But even those who aren't hardcore collectors should obtain Welcome to My Nightmare, which remains a textbook example of mid-'70s shock rock...Henderson 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

AL DI MEOLA / scenario


Bit rate 320 kps

LINK: scenario


01 - Mata Hari

02 - African Night

03 - Island Dreamer

04 - Scenario

05 - Sequencer

06 - Cachaca

07 - Hypnotic Conviction

08 - Calliope

09 - Scoundrel


AL DI MEOLA / flesh on flesh

Flesh on flesh

bit rate 128 kps

LINK: fleshonflesh


01 - Zona Desperata

02 - Innamorata

03 - Meninas

04 - Flesh On Flesh

05 - Fugata

06 - Deep And Madly

07 - Saffire Soleil

08 - Senor Mouse


AL DI MEOLA / the infinite desire

The infinite desire

Bit rate 128 kps

LINK: theinfinitedesire


01 - Beyond the Mirage

02 - Shaking the Spirits

03 - Vizzin

04 - In My Mother`s Eyes

05 - The Infinite Desire

06 - Invention of the Monsters

07 - Istanbul

08 - Azzura

09 - Big Sky Azzura

10 - Race With the Devil on Turkish Highway

11 - Valentina

12 - The Infinite Desire


AL DI MEOLA / casino 1978


Another one of this latin jazz.Al is a real master of guitar.







Bit rate 192 kps.

LINK: casino




Bit rate 128 kps

LINK: theguitartrio


The guitar trio.

The best jazz fusion trio in the world.Paco De Lucia and Al Di Meola have latin blood in there gene and you can feel it.

01. La Estiba

02.Beyond The Mirage

03.Midsummer Night

04. Manha De Carnaval

05.Letter From India


07.Le Monastere Dans Les Montagnes




AL DI MEOLA / elegant gypsy

Elegant gypsy.

Bit rate 256 kps

LINK: elegantgypsy


My favorite jazz fusion guitar player.This album is from 1977 and one of the best.

Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola
Al Di Meola

Al Di Meola

Background information

Born July 22, 1954 (age 54)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Genre(s) Jazz, Funk, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Jazz rock
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist
Instrument(s) Guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion, Cello, vocals
Years active 1974–present
Associated acts Return to Forever
Website http://www.aldimeola.com
Al Di Meola (born Al Laurence Dimeola July 22, 1954 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an Italian American jazz fusion and Latin jazz guitarist.
Di Meola grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey, and attended Bergenfield High School. He is now a resident of Bergen County, New Jersey.


In 1971, he enrolled in the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1974 he joined Chick Corea's band, Return to Forever, and played with the band until a major lineup shift in 1976.
Di Meola went on to explore a variety of styles, but is most noted for his Latin-influenced jazz fusion works. He is a four time winner as Best Jazz Guitarist in Guitar Player Magazine's Reader Poll.
Guitar historian Robert Lynch states: "In the history of the electric guitar, no one figure has done more to advance the instrument in a purely technical manner than Mr. Di Meola. His total command of the various styles and scales is simply mind-boggling. I feel privileged to have been able to study his work all these years."[citation needed]
In addition to a prolific solo career, he has engaged in successful collaborations with bassist Stanley Clarke, keyboardist Jan Hammer, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, and guitarists John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía. He also guested on "Allergies" from Paul Simon's "Hearts and Bones" album (1983).
In the beginning of his career, as evidenced on his first solo album Land of the Midnight Sun (1976), Di Meola was noted for his technical mastery and extremely fast, complex guitar solos and compositions. But even on his early albums, he had begun to explore Mediterranean cultures and acoustic genres like flamenco. Good examples are "Mediterranean Sundance" and "Lady of Rome, Sister of Brazil" from the Elegant Gypsy album (1977). His early albums were very influential among rock and jazz guitarists alike. Di Meola continued to explore Latin music within the jazz-fusion genre on albums like Casino and Splendido Hotel. He exhibited a more subtle touch on acoustic numbers like "Fantasia Suite for Two Guitars" from the Casino album, and on the best-selling live album with McLaughlin and de Lucia, Friday Night in San Francisco. In 1980, he also toured with fellow Latin rocker Carlos Santana.
With Scenario, he explored the electronic side of jazz in a collaboration with Jan Hammer (of Miami Vice theme fame). Beginning with this change, he further expanded his horizons with the acoustic album Cielo e Terra. He began to incorporate guitar/synthesizers on albums such as Soaring Through a Dream. Beginning in the 1990s, Di Meola recorded albums closer to World music and modern Latin styles than jazz.
He has continued to tour, playing in smaller venues like The Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, and House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada. Recent concerts have included a sampling of his newer material (an engaging mix of acoustic, "distorted acoustic music", and guitar/synthesizer with a looser format than the songs on the early solo albums) along with a selection of electric guitar numbers from the early albums. Di Meola often closes out shows with an energetic rendition of one of his most challenging (to play, that is) pieces, "Race with Devil on Spanish Highway", from the Elegant Gypsy album. Even in technical showcases like this, he combines blindingly fast scalar runs with subtle, dazzling rhythms, and melodic phrases. Because of his early recordings, Di Meola became arguably the most important pioneer of shred guitar, influencing guitarists such as Yngwie Malmsteen (with whom he appeared on keyboardist Derek Sherinian's solo album Black Utopia in 2003) Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi with his speed runs as a child and Dream Theater's John Petrucci.[3] However, in most cases after the early 1980s, Di Meola has largely distanced himself from this approach. In various interviews, Di Meola has stated that his reason for stepping away from the electric guitar is due to hearing damage (manifested as tinnitus) from years of playing at excessive volumes; the acoustic guitar does not aggravate his condition.
But in 2006 he rediscovered his love of the electric guitar, and the DVD of his concert at the Leverkusen Jazz Festival 2006 bears the subtitle Return to Electric Guitar.


Solo works

Kiss My Axe (1991)

Al di Meola in concert at Rams Head in Annapolis, Maryland.


As Producer

Return to Forever albums featuring Al Di Meola


AL DI MEOLA / consequence of chaos

Consequence of chaos.

Bit rate 192 kps.

LINK: consequence of chaos


01 San Marc (Moderna)

02 Turquoise

03 Odyssey

04 Tao

05 Azucar

06 Sanctuary

07 Hypnose

08 Red Moon

09 Cry For You

10 Just Three Worlds

11 Tempest

12 Storm Off Shore

13 Black Pearls

14 Africana Suite

15 San Marco (Vecchio)


Saturday, March 16, 2013

GONG / Shamal


Bit rate: flac

LINK: shamal


01. Fairy tales


GONG / live in France 1975

Live in France 1975

Bit rate: 320 kps

LINK: liveinfrance


01. master builder

02. solar musick suite

03. cat in Clark's shoes

04. aftaglid

05. isle of everywhere

06. salmon song

GONG / downwind 1979


Bit rate: 320 kps

LINK: downwind



GONG / magick brother

Magick brother

Bit rate: 192 kps

LINK: magick brother


01. Mystic sister,magick brother

02. Rational anthem

03. Glad to sad to say

04. Chainstore chant

05. Fable of a Fredfish & hope you fe

06. Ego

07. Gong song

08. Princess dreaming

09. Five & twenty schoolgirls

10. Cos you got green hair


Friday, March 15, 2013

Al Di Meola / land of midnight sun

LINK: Land of the midnight sun

01. The wizard
02. Land of the midnight sun
03. Sarabande from violin sonata in B minor
04. Love theme from picture of the sea
05. Suite golden dawn
06. Short tales of the black forest

However, it's also amazingly difficult to resist calling an album perfect because of a fear you're going to be labelled as a "fanboy" (as the kids today would say).

Land of the Midnight Sun does a *magnificent* job combining rock with an assortment of different genres. I hear blues, soul, funk, classical, jazz, and of course, rock & roll.

The powerful images this kind of music puts inside of my head are that of different countries and continents around the world such as many locations in southeast Asia, the frozen deserted land of Antarctica, and the jungle environments scattered all around Africa. This music takes me *everywhere* and never loses its impact. I really mean it when I say "never" too. Never once was I bored while listening to Land of the Midnight Sun.

Simply put, Land of the Midnight Sun comes very very close to being one of the best albums of 1976. If it wasn't for Elton John's Blue Moves, I might just knight THIS album "king of the 70's".

This is what you call sophisticated jamming done with passion, energy, emotion and complexity. There's so much feeling and melody in each of these jams that it's simply *frightening* that only 20-some people have bothered writing a review for it here on amazon. A catastrophe it hasn't been rediscovered decades later and connected to a loyal fan following among the younger crowd.

"The Wizard" is unlike anything I've ever heard. A REALLY dark rhythm sets the pace for some really neat jazzy guitar work. Unlike anything out there, perhaps (unless I'm missing something obvious). The title song SOARS to emotionally sad and devastating heights in the way the guitar jam slightly resembles Santana's style but takes it to a whole new meaning of beauty and unexplainable emotional power.

The "Golden Dawn" suite is a brilliant 10-minute adventure through any part of the planet you'd like. I'll leave it at that. Words are impossible to come up with when describing the many shifts and emotions a track like "Golden Dawn" takes anyway, so I won't even bother. Let's just say, jazz rock fans beware- this is quite possibly as good as it gets, and I mean that in the highest compliment imaginable.

Just astonishing. Land of the Midnight Sun is anything you want it to be. Everyone will get something different out of a masterpiece like this, I guarantee it. Give the complexity time to settle in and you'll be a fan of Al Di Meola for life.