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Bruits Et Temps Analogues > Vian, Patrick

Artist: Patrick Vian
Label: Egg
Catalog#: 900.541
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1976

Cactus Choir > Greenslade, Dave

Artist: Dave Greenslade
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: K56306
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1976

Canterbury Tales (The Best Of Caravan) > Caravan

Artist: Caravan
Label: Decca
Catalog#: DKL-R8/1 & 8/2
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1976-11

Celeste > Celeste

Artist: Celeste
Label: Grog
Catalog#: GRL 02
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1976-01
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Another offshoot of the Sanremo-based Il Sistema, Celeste was founded in late 1972 by Ciro Perrino and Leonardo Lagorio, who was briefly a member of Museo Rosenbach. Their motive was not to recreate Il Sistemi, but rather forge a group with a more acoustic and classical feel. Rounding out the lineup were Giorgio Battaglia on bass and Mariano Schiavolini on guitar, the latter still a student in Sanremo.

Chocolate Kings > Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

Artist: Premiata Forneria Marconi
Label: Asylum Records
Catalog#: 7E-1071
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1976
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PFM's international fortunes had greatly improved, thanks to major bouts of touring in both the UK and the US, and their record deal with Manticore Records now encompassing Asylum Records in the US. Chocolate Kings was the first of two albums the group would record solely in English. True to their resolve, the band recruited vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti, previously in Italian progsters Acqua Fragile. Educated in Texas, Lanzetti had a distinctive voice, somewhere between Roger Chapman and Peter Gabriel.

Clowns & Clouds > Hoelderlin

Artist: Hoelderlin
Label: Spiegelei
Catalog#: 26 605-6 U
Format: Vinyl
Country: Germany
Released: 1976
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Hoelderlin's third album was recorded less than a year after their second, and again consolidated their grasp of British prog rock. The band also experienced lineup changes: Hans Bäär (Hans Detlef Maahn) now replaced Peter Käseberg on bass, while Joachim Käseberg put down his guitar to concentrate on live sound—he was the first member to switch to the "business" side of the band. Guest Jörg-Peter "Büdi" Siebert, in a recurring role, added wind instruments. As the title suggests, the album is indeed divided into two halves.

Concerto Grosso N° 2 > New Trolls

Artist: New Trolls
Label: Magma
Catalog#: MAL 02
Format: Vinyl
Country: Italy
Released: 1976

Concerts > Henry Cow

Artist: Henry Cow
Label: Caroline (UK)
Catalog#: CAD 3002
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1976

Counterpoints > Argent

Artist: Argent
Label: United Artists Records
Catalog#: UA-LA560-G
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1976

Crosscut Saw > Groundhogs, The

Artist: The Groundhogs
Label: United Artists Records
Catalog#: UA-LA603-G
Format: Vinyl
Country: US
Released: 1976