records from 1970

here's 50 albums from 5o years ago!! pretty crazy if you think about it. how many significant records came out last year?! 

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Digitally remastered edition housed in a mini LP sleeve that reproduces all the components of the original LPs and is an exact replica in compact disc size with authentic cardboard jacket and paper inner sleeve. Nothing compares with the energy of James Brown's live performances. The double live album SEX MACHINE features an all-star band including Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker and Bobby Byrd on the title track, 'Give It Up Or Turnit a Loose' and 13 more.
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Funkadelic

Funkadelic

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UK only vinyl pressing! Funkadelic's self-titled 1969 debut may not be on the same plateau as the group's later, all-encompassing masterpieces (Maggot Brain, Cosmic Slop, etc.), but does serve as the strong foundation upon which their early '70s masterworks were built. Along with Jimi Hendrix's band, Funkadelic is one of the first units to inject funk with hard rock. Whereas funk pioneer James Brown concentrates on creating air-tight, precise grooves, Funkadelic keeps things loose, raw, and groovy. Drug experimentation also plays a prominent role in the band's early work, perhaps never as evidently as on Funkadelic. Westbound. 2006.
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UK only vinyl pressing! Recorded at United Sound Studios, Audio Graphic Services, and G-M Recording Studios, Detroit, Michigan. Funkadelic's self-titled debut may have touched upon drug-induced acid rock, but on their 1970 follow-up, Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow, the band blows the door off it's hinges. Look no further than the album-opening ten-minute title track-perhaps the most spaced out composition witnessed by rock & roll since the Rolling Stones' late-'60s psychedelic-phase. Westbound. 2006.
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Their debut, featuring the band backing British rock star Eric Burdon of the Animals, the top 20 album thatintroduced "Spill The Wine," an international pop smash.
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Kris Kristofferson

Kristofferson

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His 1970 debut LP (also known as Me and Bobby McGee), an outlaw country landmark, newly remastered with four unissued bonus tracks! 16 poignant slices of life in all including his classics Me and Bobby McGee; for the Good Times; Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down, and more, plus the original liners by Johnny Cash!
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Limited 180 gram black vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Paranoid is the second studio album by English metal band Black Sabbath. Released in September 1970, it was the band's only LP to top the UK Albums Chart until the release of 13 in 2013. Paranoid contains several of the band's signature songs, including "Iron Man", "War Pigs" and the title track, which was the band's only Top 20 hit, reaching #4 in the UK charts. It is often regarded as one of the most quintessential and influential albums in heavy metal history. Black Sabbath was formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. Black Sabbath is often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with a clutch of groundbreaking albums in the '70s. They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
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Digitally remastered edition. Black Sabbath is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath. Originally released on February 13, 1970 in the United Kingdom and on June 1, 1970 in the United States, the album reached #8 on the UK Albums Charts and #23 on the Billboard charts. Black Sabbath was formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne, and drummer Bill Ward. Black Sabbath is often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre with a clutch of groundbreaking albums in the `70s. They have sold over 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. It has been remastered from original analog tapes by Keven Reeves to 192kHz 24-bit audio and then cut on copper plates using Abbey Road Mastering's Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) lathe. The original artwork has been faithfully reproduced. Idlewild South is the second studio album by The Allman Brothers Band. Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released on September 23, 1970. Following the release of their 1969 debut, The Allman Brothers Band toured the United States extensively to promote the album, which had little commercial success. Their performances, however, did create positive word of mouth exposure that extended to more famous musicians, such as Eric Clapton, who invited group leader Duane Allman to contribute to his 1970 album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. As a result of the band's relentless touring schedule, Idlewild South was recorded gradually over a period of five months in various cities, including New York, Miami, and Macon, Georgia, the band's home. Tom Dowd had previously been sought to record the group's debut but had been unavailable. The material presented on Idlewild South was written during this period and tested out on the road at shows. The album's title comes from the band's nickname for a rustic cabin the band rented out and used for rehearsals, as well as parties. Idlewild South contains two of the band's best-known songs, "Midnight Rider" (later a hit for various artists) and "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed", which became one of the band's famous concert numbers.
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The Beatles

Let It Be

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The Beatles' acclaimed original studio album remasters, released on CD in 2009, make their long-awaited stereo vinyl debut
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One of rock's all-time classics! The hits Teach Your Children; Our House; Woodstock join Almost Cut My Hair; Helpless; Country Girl; 4+20, and more.
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Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI. Mobile Fidelity's pressing of Layla is the definitive-sounding analog edition and presents music with immersive detail and realism. The reputation of Derek and the Dominos' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, their lone record, precedes it. Eric Clapton performing in the studio with Duane Allman, Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle, and more for the only time. A batch of fire-pot blues, poignant gospel, and searing rock - all birthed from the leader's insatiable lust for his friend George Harrison's wife. Now, experience it all, and one of the most famous guitar solos and codas in history, in unsurpassed sound courtesy of this quintessential Mobile Fidelity reissue. Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's set exposes the brilliance of Tom Dowd's original production and the scope of the virtuoso musicians' playing. You've never been closer to the aching vocals, stinging leads, tormented emotions, or wowing intensity that grace every track. Clapton's tones emerge with unprecedented soulfulness. Afforded it's own space in the mix, Allman's slide guitar passages crackle with urgency. All-important sonic components such as sound staging, imaging, and dynamics transport you to the actual event. Mobile Fidelity's analog version testifies on behalf of why fans deemed Clapton god. Then, of course, there's the title track - crowned the 27th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone. What to say about the outro - arguably the most famous, passionately penetrating, visceral, double-edged guitar solo in history. Clapton's strings weeping with longing, hope, regret, unrequited love. It deserves the best-possible sonic platform, and receives it here, on a pressing that brings Slowhand's every finger moment into great relief. Get inside Clapton's head, burrow into the conflicted emotions fluttering in his heart as he pines for another man's wife, and in the process, produces an album that forever lives in the souls of anyone who's ever loved and lost. He leaves teardrops on the microphone stand and blood on the floor, singing and playing as if his life depends on it and if, by some miracle, the music will serve as both a confessional and apology to Harrison. It's all magnified by Clapton achieving a spiritual and sonic oneness with his band, which matches his high-stakes precision with a rolling, tumbling looseness. Allman adds firepower and achieves a still-unrivaled simpatico bond with Clapton, but each participant soars. Consider: The call-and-response, Sam and Dave-derived vocal exchanges between Whitlock and Clapton. Rich, creamy, Southern-stoked blends of R&B, blues, and soul. Vibrant tapestries in which the pianos, bass, guitars, and voices explode with ravishing fervor, naturalism, and desperation. Indeed, maybe a combo this great was only intended one shot in the studio. Perhaps the paralyzing degree of potency on display here, and the musicianship that remains the standard by which any blues-rock is judged, is meant to be preserved as one standalone record. Whatever the case, this is the analog version to own.
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Morrison Hotel (sometimes referred to as Hard Rock Café from the title of the first side of the LP, with the second side titled Morrison Hotel) is the fifth studio album by American psychedelic rock band The Doors, recorded from between August 1966 and November 1969 and released by Elektra in February 1970. After the previous year's more experimental album The Soft Parade was not as well-received as anticipated, the group went back to basics and back to their roots. On this album, there is a slight steer toward blues, which would be fully explored by the band on their next album, L.A. Woman.
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Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing. Gram Parsons had a habit of taking over whatever band he happened to be working with, and on the first three albums on which he appeared - the International Submarine Band's Safe at Home, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo and the Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace of Sin he became the focal point, regardless of the talent of his compatriots. Burrito Deluxe (1970), the Burritos' second album, is unique in Parsons' repertoire in that it's the only album where he seems to have deliberately stepped back to make more room for others. The album includes songs like 'Cody, Cody' and 'Older Guys'. It also contains the first issued version of the song 'Wild Horses', released almost a year before it's appearance on Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones. The band sounds tight and they play with genuine enthusiasm. Burrito Deluxe is certainly better than your average Country Rock album.
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Heavyweight 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this album. Rhino. 2011.
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Jimi Hendrix

Band Of Gypsys [LP]

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Long hailed as a touchstone of blues, funk and rock, this remastered collection was captured on tape during the two spectacular 1970 Fillmore East performances. Featuring Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, Band Of Gypsys presents six of the most heralded live recordings in rock history including classics, "Machine Gun," "Who Knows" and "We Gotta Live Together." Available on 180-gram vinyl for the first time in the US. Includes 8-page booklet and reprint of a classic Capitol Records poster.

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing released to celebrate Elton John's 50th Anniversary in the music industry. The album Elton John became Elton's first big hit. Both Elton's and Bernie Taupin's songcraft had become more focused and diverse. This album brought the classic hit "Your Song" which would remain a staple for Elton throughout his career. Elton John has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive #1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four #2 and nine #1. For 31 consecutive years (1970-2000) he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100.
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Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. On Tumbleweed Connection, Elton John and Bernie Taupin attempted their most ambitious record to date for the follow-up to their breakthrough album. A loose concept album about the American West, Tumbleweed Connection emphasized the pretensions that always lay beneath their songcraft. The album was recorded at Trident Studios, London, England in March 1970 and released in October of the same year. It peaked at #2 on the UK Albums Chart and #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson appear for the first time together on this album as the rhythm section on "Amoreena". Olsson had played on one track on Empty Sky for John in 1969. It is Murray's first appearance on an Elton John album.

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UK digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1970 album from the British Rock band led by the ever-bickering Davies brothers, Ray and Dave. Contains the original album joined by a myriad of non-album tracks, rare mixes and more. 14 tracks. Sanctuary.
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With the 2014 release of deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, & Led Zeppelin III, the band will launch an extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order, each remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.
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Paul McCartney

McCartney [LP]

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Debut album from Paul McCartney. Apart from wife Linda's vocal contributions, McCartney performed the entire album by himself, playing every instrument. Including the monumental track 'Maybe I'm Amazed,' the album held the number one position for three weeks on the US Billboard 200 chart and peaked at number 2 in Britain. Now reissued on 180g vinyl with included download card to complete your collection.

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This lady gives a sneak peak here to what we see in later albums... some sizable instrumental sections, jazz influences and piano accompaniments. Includes the Arrangement; Rainy Night House; for Free; Woodstock, and more.
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Santana

Abraxas (remastered)

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One of the most influential bands in rock, Santana pioneered "world beat" way before their time with a unique blend of rock & Latin music that proved to be as popular as it was visionary. Columbia celebrates the band's 30th Anniversary with the label by presenting expanded, remastered versions of Santana's first 3 albums. This reissue contains the classics "Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen" and "Oye Como Va," plus 3 previously unissued tracks recorded live in 1970 at the Royal Albert Hall (CD only).
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2000 remastered reissue of the singer/songwriter's 1970 fifth album. Produced by Paul Samwell-Smith (the Yardbirds, Renaissance, Carly Simon). It was the second album he released in 1970 with Cat once again illustrating the cover artwork. This landmark album was listed in the 100 top selling albums of the 70's. in 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine included this album in it's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". in 2006, the album was included in the book "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die". in 2007, the album was included in the list of "The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time" released by the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Several tracks from the album were also included in the cult film titled Harold and Maude, in 1971. The album includes hits "Wild World", "Hard Headed Woman" & "Father and Son" a sentimental favorite of the era.
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Bridge over Troubled Water is the fifth and final studio album by Simon & Garfunkel, released in January 1970 on Columbia Records. With the help of producer Roy Halee, the album followed a similar musical pattern as their Bookends, partly abandoning their traditional style to incorporate elements of rock, R&B, gospel, jazz, world music, pop and other genres. It was described as their "most effortless record and their most ambitious". Despite numerous accolades, the duo decided to split up, and parted company later in 1970; Garfunkel continued his film career, while Simon worked intensely with music.
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Various Artists

Sweet Baby James

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The album that launched a thousand heavy-hearted singer/songwriters on their not-so-merry way, Sweet Baby James was arguably the first shot in what became the soft revolution of the early '70s. a refugee of the Beatles' Apple label, Taylor struck commercial gold with Sweet Baby James by augmenting his acoustic guitar and soothing vocals with laid-back accompaniment (which included equally influential singer/songwriter insurrectionist Carole King on piano) and penning a slew of songs that drew upon folk, soul, and rock influences. "Fire and Rain" stands as the quintessential early Taylor tune: musically mellow and lyrically restive, it put Taylor in the Top 10 and set the tone for a popular school of '70s sound.
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Frank Zappa

Chunga's Revenge [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. Chunga's Revenge is the third solo album by Frank Zappa, originally released in 1970. Zappa's first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie on a Zappa record, and signals the dawn of a controversial epoch in Zappa's history. Chunga's Revenge represents a shift from both the satirical political commentary of his 1960s work with The Mothers of Invention, and the jazz fusion of Hot Rats. The material presented on Chunga's Revenge is eclectic: side one includes a guitar jam ("Transylvania Boogie"), a bluesy amble ("Road Ladies"), a jazz interlude ("Twenty Small Cigars") and an avant garde live improvisation ("The Nancy and Mary Music") drawn from "King Kong" and other songs from a July 1970 Mothers performance. Several poppy numbers ("Tell Me You Love Me", "Would You Go All the Way?", "Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink", "Sharleena") appear on the second side along with the improvisational title track.
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh, released in 1970, is the last release featuring the original Mothers Of Invention which FZ disbanded the year prior. Comprised of studio and live tracks, its musical diversity is showcased by incorporating elements ranging from avant-garde and experimental to R&B and Rock. Newly pressed from the master analog tape to 180g vinyl.