24 June 2020

Rock Legends: Pink Floyd [1973 to 1983]


A mix of one of my all-time favourite bands, PINK FLOYD.
Not really a "Best Of" mix, but rather a re-imagining of their catalogue.
ALBUMS:
Dark Side Of The Moon [1973]
Wish You Were Here [1975]
Animals [1977]
The Wall [1979]
The Wall [1982] The Movie
Spare Bricks [1983] proposed album that ended up as ...
The Final Cut [1983]
Thanks to the Neptune Pink Floyd website for some sequence ideas for the second half of this mix, which is based on an unreleased album titled "SPARE BRICKS".

1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, parts 2, 4 & 7 
2 The Travel Sequence 
3 Dogs 
4 Wish You Were Here (alt version) feat Stéphane Grappelli
5 Pigs On The Wing, part 1 
6 Pigs (3 Different Ones) 
7 Pigs On The Wing, part 2 feat Snowy White
8 Sheep (early version) 
9 Breathe 
10 Any Colour You Like 
11 Breathe (reprise) 
12 Time 
13 Money (1981 version) 
14 Brain Damage / Eclipse (alt mix) 
15 When The Tigers Broke Free, part 1 
16 Your Possible Pasts 
17 One Of The Few 
18 Hero's Return 
19 When The Tigers Broke Free, part 2 
20 Mother (from The Wall film) 
21 What Shall We Do Now (from The Wall film) 
22 Another Brick In The Wall, part 3 (from The Wall film) 
23 Paranoid Eyes 
24 Hero's Return, part 2 
25 Bring The Boys Back Home (from The Wall film) 
26 The Fletcher Memorial Home 
27 In The Flesh (from The Wall film) feat Bob Geldof
28 The Final Cut 
29 The Show Must Go On 
30 It's Never Too Late 

23 June 2020

In The Wake Of Poseidon, Re-imagined & Expanded


Inspired by a website called ALBUMS BACK FROM THE DEAD, I offer my re-imagining of King Crimson's In The Wake Of Poseidon as a double album.

Tracks taken from In The Wake Of Poseidon (King Crimson, 1970), McDonald & Giles (1971) and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970).

SIDE ONE

1. Peace: A Beginning
2. The Devil's Triangle: i.Merday Morn ii.Hand Of Sceiron iii.Garden Of Worm
3. Cadence & Cascade
SIDE TWO
4. Take A Pebble
5. Peace: A Theme
6. Lucky Man
7. Take A Pebble (conclusion)
8. Cat Food (alt mix)
9. Is She Waiting?
SIDE THREE
10. Birdman Suite
SIDE FOUR
11. Groon
12. Tomorrow's People / The Children Of Today
13. In The Wake Of Poseidon incl Libra's Theme
14. Peace: An End

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery [1973] Re-imagined & Expanded



The re-imagining of one of my all-time favourite albums, Brain Salad Surgery from 1973, as a double album.

SIDE ONE:
1 Brain Salad Surgery
2 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression

SIDE TWO:
3 Jerusalem
4 Toccata
5 Still... You Turn Me On
6 When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine

SIDE THREE:
7 Benny The Bouncer
8 Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression
9 So Far To Fall
10 Tiger In A Spotlight

SIDE FOUR:
11 Hallowed Be Thy Name
12 Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression
13 Brain Salad Surgery (instrumental)


The Music Never Stopped [2011] Re-imagined & Expanded Film Soundtrack



A re-imagined and expanded mix of the songs featured in the 2011 film "The Music Never Stopped".

1 Till There Was You - Peggy Lee
2 Young At Heart - Bing Crosby
3 Ripple - Grateful Dead
4 All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
5 Summer Song (It's About Summer) - The Tulips
6 Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
7 Father & Son - Cat Stevens
8 All The Things You Are - Ella Fitzgerald
9 I Threw It All Away - Bob Dylan
10 Greazee part 1 - Billy Preston
11 Iko Iko - Cyndi Lauper
12 Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
13 Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
14 Kind Woman - Buffalo Springfield
15 Uncle John's Band - Grateful Dead
16 For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound) - Buffalo Springfield
17 Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
18 Truckin' (live 1989) - Grateful Dead
19 Mr Soul - Buffalo Springfield
20 Sugar Magnolia (live 1971) - Grateful Dead
21 Crossroads (live 1968) - Cream
22 Mellow Yellow - Donovan
23 Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad (live 1971) - The Grateful Dead
24 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills & Nash
25 Desolation Row - Bob Dylan
26 Touch Of Grey - The Grateful Dead
27 Till There Was You - The Beatles
28 It's All Over Now (live 1965) - The Rolling Stones


Deep Purple - Made In Europe [1976] Re-imagined & Expanded


A re-imagined and expanded version of the 1976 album "Made In Europe" by Deep Purple, recorded live in April 1975, during the final dates of their European tour.
These were the last concerts before Ritchie Blackmore left the band. They were recorded in Graz, Austria on the 3 April 1975, in Saarbrücken, Germany on the 5 April 1975 and in Paris, France on the 7 April 1975.
This mix is compiled from the following albums: "Made In Europe" [1976], "Mk III: The Final Concerts" [1996], "Live In Paris 1975" [2001] and "Graz 1975" [2014].
1 Burn (live in Saarbrücken April 1975) 
2 Stormbringer (live in Saarbrücken April 1975) 
3 The Gypsy (live in Graz April 1975) 
4 Lady Double Dealer (live in Saarbrücken April 1975) 
5 Mistreated / Rock Me Baby (live in Saarbrücken April 1975) 
6 Lazy (intro) / Smoke On The Water (live in Paris April 1975)
7 Keyboard Solo / You Fool No One / Blues / Drum Solo / The Mule (live in Paris April 1975)
8 Space Truckin' (live in Graz April 1975)
9 Going Down / Highway Star (live in Paris April 1975) 
Original "Made in Europe" album: tracks 1, 5, 4, 7 (hybrid mix), 2

The Beatles Sessions, an unreleased album from 1984, re-imagined and expanded


This is a re-imagined and expanded mix of a proposed 1984 Beatles compilation album of various session & demo recordings, out-takes and alternate versions. "Sessions" was planned by EMI, but never released because of objections by the surviving Beatles. Almost all these tracks were later released as part of the "Anthology" series in 1995 and 1996. More info at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sessions_(Beatles_album)
At the end of this mix I have added an unusual surprise. South African band The Settlers released their version of "I Want To Hold Your Hand" as a single in 1964. On the b-side was a Beatles tribute song, "What About The Beatles" which I have included as a bonus. Read more about The Settlers at: http://www.rock.co.za/legends/60s/settlers_index.htm

1. Christmas Time (Is Here Again), part 1
2. Come And Get It
3. Leave My Kitten Alone
4. Three Cool Cats
5. Not Guilty
6. I'm Looking Through You (first version)
7. What's The New Mary Jane
8. How Do You Do It
9. Besame Much
10. Like Dreamers Do
11. One After 909 (original version)
12. If You've Got Trouble
13. That Means A Lot (take 1)
14. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison demo)
15. Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues
16. 12-Bar Original (extended)
17. Revolution 1 & 9 (soniclovenoize hybrid mix)
18. I Want You (early version)
19. Ain't She Sweet (1969 version)
20. Teddy Boy
21. Free As A Bird
22. Real Love
23. Mean Mr Mustard / Her Majesty (segue mix)
24. Dig It (out-take version)
25. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (alternate version)
26. Christmas Time (Is Here Again) part 2
BONUS
27. What About The Beatles (The Settlers)