Montrose - Montrose (1973) 2005, 24KT + Gold HDCD

Montrose - Montrose (1973) 2005, 24KT + Gold HDCD

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Artist: Montrose
Title: Montrose
Year Of Release: 2005-07-12 (1973-10-17)
Label: Audio Fidelity (USA)
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Quality: FLAC (img.+.cue+.log) | MP3 320kbps
Total Time: 32:15
Total Size: 238,87 | 95,97 Mb (Full Scans)

"Montrose" is the debut album by the California-based hard rock band Montrose released in 1973 on the Warner Bros. label. It was produced by Ted Templeman. The album marks the recording debut of vocalist Sammy Hagar, who would later achieve international success as a solo artist and member of Van Halen. After having done session work for various musicians including Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock and Edgar Winter, Montrose was Ronnie Montrose's first record leading his own band which featured Denny Carmassi on drums, Bill Church on bass, and a then-unknown Sammy Hagar (at that time 'Sam Hagar') on vocals. While considered a classic by many hard rock fans, tracks from the album received scant radio airplay, with "Rock Candy" and "Bad Motor Scooter" being notable exceptions. It has been reported that the band's label, Warner Bros., did not know how to market Montrose, and, already having the Doobie Brothers and Deep Purple to cover the rock and hard rock genres, saw the band as something of a redundancy on their roster of artists. Though the album was not a big seller upon its initial release, peaking at No. 133 on the U.S. Billboard chart, it eventually proved to be an international sleeper hit which over a period of several decades has sold in excess of one million copies, attaining platinum status. Some critics have arguably labeled it the "first American heavy metal album". Often cited as 'America's answer to Led Zeppelin', it is held to be highly influential amongst hard rock/heavy metal musicians including Iron Maiden, who have recorded and/or performed cover versions of songs from the album. "Space Station #5" was released as the B-side of their single "Be Quick or Be Dead" . Ronnie Montrose chiefly used a Gibson Les Paul, a Fender Bandmaster amp, and a Big Muff fuzzbox by Electro-Harmonix to record the Montrose album. "Make It Last" was covered by Van Halen in their early club days (available on Van Halen bootlegs). The album was voted as the 4th best Metal Album of All Time by Kerrang! magazine in 1989. Punk band Stiff Little Fingers used the riff from the "Space Station #5" for the introduction on their single "Suspect Device" . In 1974, the album was released in Europe via Germany under the title Rock the Nation. This version featured a track listing which duplicated the U.S. release but featured a different front sleeve image that replaced the band's photo with that of a large-busted blonde girl sporting a pink see-through blouse. ~Wikipedia~
Release of this album: 1973, October, 17 [LP Warner Bros. Records, Cat.# BS 2740, USA]
Release of this CD: 2005, July, 12 [CD Audio Fidelity (USA), Cat.# AFZ 028 / UPC: 780014202828]
(p)(c) 2005 Audio Fidelity, a Division of Morada Music
(p) 2005 Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Produced under license from Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
Manufactured by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group company.
Marketed by Audio Fidelity, a division of Morada Music.
Made in the U.S.A.

Artwork By [Art Direction, Design] – Dave Bhang
Bass – Bill Church
Drums – Denny Carmassi
Engineer – Donn Landee
Engineer [Guitar Overdubs] – Steve Jarvis (tracks: 2 to 4, 8)
Guitar – Ronnie Montrose
Mastered By – Steve Hoffman
Photography – Norman Seeff
Producer – Montrose, Ted Templeman
Vocals – Sam Hagar

01. Rock the Nation (03:03)
(Ronnie Montrose)
02. Bad Motor Scooter (03:43)
(Sammy Hagar)
03. Space Station #5 (05:17)
(Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose)
04. I Don't Want It (02:59)
(Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose)
05. Good Rockin' Tonight (02:59)
(Roy Brown)
06. Rock Candy (05:06)
(Denny Carmassi, Bill Church, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose)
07. One Thing on My Mind (03:41)
(Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Montrose, J. Sanchez)
08. Make It Last (05:27)
(Sammy Hagar)
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