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Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Master´s Apprentices - Choice Cuts (1971)


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Probably the Masters Apprentices best work. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, Choice Cuts epitomised the progressive rock genre. Contains such gems as 'Rio De Camero', 'Because I Love You' and 'Easy To Lie'. This album bridged the gap of the '60's band and brought the Masters into the new era of the '70's. No other Australian band from the '60's made the transition and Choice Cuts is testament to the Masters' endurance and credibility.

On returning from England the band set to work touring to earn some money. The first concert, recorded as they stepped off the boat is captured on 'Nickelodeon', released in June. One of the earliest attempts at a live recording in Australia.The results of working in England and recording at the Abbey Road studios was released in April. 'Choice Cuts' issused without liner notes or names meant the reviewers only had the music to go on. Rave reviews in NME & Melody Maker meant the band had to quickly reform (they'd split due to lack of funds) and head off back to England on a boat!!, Only to get there after all the fuss had died down. Another 8 weeks on the boat enabled the Masters to work on songs for another album.
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Original Album Discography:
The Master's Apprentices 1967
Masterpiece 1970
Choice Cuts 1971
Nickelodeon (Live in Perth)
1971A Toast To Panama Red 1972
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(info from CGR)
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01. Rio De Camero - 3.19
02. Michael - 3.52
03. Easy To Lie - 4.29
04. Because I Love You - 4.31
05. Catty - 3.20
06. Our Friend Stanly Owsley III - 3.25
07. Death Of A King - 3.36
08. Song for a Lost Gypsy - 2.57
09. Satisfier - 3.13
10. Song for Joey Part II - 1.02
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Size: 64.3 Mb
Bitrate: 256 mp3
Artwork Included

6 Comments:

At 12:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 of their absolutely best tunes appears on this album, Easy To Lie and Death Of A King, they are worth the money alone.

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous PaulNZ said...

Hi I know from your profile that your favourite music is Kraut so I though you might like this if you do not have it
Eroc - 1 and 2

The IRA sympathizer of the day award goes out to a reader who calls hisself (herself) Dreamy. Ol' D posted not one, but two Eroc records in glorious 320 sound. I, for one, can't hardly wait to dig in. I'll forgo my usual snarky comments on this one, because I don't know a damn thing about it.

Eroc 1
http://sharebee.com/c57c7a85
http://sharebee.com/f5a4d5fd

Eroc 2
http://sharebee.com/39026913
http://sharebee.com/65d9d830

pw: dreamy
roc (Joachim Heinz Ehrig) started his solo career in 1975 while he was currently the drummer of Grobschnitt. His self titled album can be considered as a cross between Gorbschnitt’s typical symphonic amazing music and electronic/ synthscapes dominated by numerous original sound manipulations. Despite that he was originally recognised as a drummer, here Eroc is the man behind the machines, controlling solid essays in synth experimentations and electronic collages. His first album is an absolute must in Kraut/ electronic genre, very abstract, emotional and a mix of different moods. This album is an opponent worthy of Klaus Schulze’s first realisations in space/ “kosmische” electronic music. His following album (“Zwei” published by “Brain” in 1976)

Yours Paul

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger 7-Floor said...

Thanks Paul,

I never heard of it,
but I'll think I like it.
Almost all the music of the
Krautrock is good!

THANK U for sharing !

Greetings 7-Floor

 
At 12:44 AM, Blogger ChrisGoesRock said...

I don´t know if you have download from my blog or from DC++. If you use DC++, add some early "The Kinks" albums. I think people will like it.
Just a thought....

//ChrisGoesRock

 
At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Choice Cuts is a very good album. Solid heavy/prog mix. The follow up, Toast to Panama Red, was not in the same league, with only a handful of decent cuts. But Choice Cuts is a must for anyone into early 60s heavy rock with a freaky edge.

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this.I love A Toast To Panama Red-a unique band,a shame they didn't have more recognition.
Cheers,John.

 

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