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In Rock > Deep Purple

Artist: Deep Purple
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: WS 1877
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970

In The Wake Of Poseidon > King Crimson

Artist: King Crimson
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 8266
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-05
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
King Crimson imploded after their US tour in late 1969. Ian McDonald and Michael Giles had too much, too soon and would depart to record an eponymous record. Similarly, Greg Lake had met up with Keith Emerson while on tour, and agreed to form a band upon their return to the UK. Thus, Robert Fripp and Pete Sinfield were left with the reins of the band, and faced the task of recording the follow-up-though both Lake and Giles did make contributions to the album, with the latter's brother Peter Giles adding bass. With all the upheaval, little new material was written.

It'll All Work Out In Boomland > T.2.

Artist: T2
Label: London Records
Catalog#: PS 583
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1970-08

John Barleycorn Must Die > Traffic

Artist: Traffic
Label: United Artists Records
Catalog#: UAS 5504
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-07
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
United Artists released Last Exit following Steve Winwood's departure to Blind Faith. A collection of live tracks and singles, it rose to No. 19 in the US. However Blind Faith barely got started before it ended; and Winwood's next move, tentatively titled Mad Shadows, was originally conceived as a solo record. With the addition of Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood, the album quickly became a Traffic release, and stands as one of the band's finest recordings.

Just A Collection Of Antiques And Curios: Live At The Queen Elizabeth Hall > Strawbs

Artist: Strawbs
Label: A&M Records
Catalog#: AMLS 994
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970

King's Progress > Jackson Heights

Artist: Jackson Heights
Label: Mercury
Catalog#: SR-61331
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1970
Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Following the breakup of The Nice in March 1970, bassist and vocalist Lee Jackson turned to Tony Stratton-Smith and Charisma for his next project, Jackson Heights. A debut album was recorded with a few friends, but a band never materialised and despite touring with Charisma labelmates, he was eventually dropped by the label. It’s a shame because Kings Progress is a good album, full of gentle acoustic songs sung by Jackson. The lively “Mr. Screw” kicks off, but the longer “Since I Last Saw You” evokes a darker mood, more representative of the album.

Klopfzeichen > Kluster

Artist: Kluster
Label: Schwann
Catalog#: STUDIO 511
Format: LP
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

Kraftwerk > Kraftwerk

Artist: Kraftwerk
Label: Philips
Catalog#: 6305 058
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1970

Led Zeppelin III > Led Zeppelin

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: SD 7201
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-10-05

Let It Be > Beatles, The

Artist: Beatles
Label: Apple Records
Catalog#: AR 34001
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1970-05-18