Monday, February 12, 2007


Magical Ring "Light flight/More and more" Chicago 2000, 1977

This is an old rip of mine which thanks to its inclusion in the "Music Library Book"seems to go for big money recently, well, depending if it is labelled "Library" or "Progressive music". In fact it is all of that, even more and a little bit less...I'll try to explain.
This is for sure not your common late seventies Library record, there are no brassy sport themes and no "would have been good if it were not for that awful sound and arrangements" funky tracks. It is Electronic Music with a progressive feel and two (yes 2, a rarity in the library field) vocal tracks wich open and close the record. This Lp is sometimes not far away from the Heldon LPs of the period (let's say "Interface" but don't push "Interface" out of your wishlist if you don't like this LP cause it is one hell of a good record !) but at the same time it is also not far away from the weaker Richard Pinhas side project of the same period, T.H.X.

One word about the label. Chicago 2000 was based in Paris and started its activity in 1972. It was in one way or another link to the Auvidis label and as such some titles from the catalogue were commercially available. I don't know much about the composers but one name is common to all the tracks, Jean-Pierre Decerf. Not much info about him on the net.

I think this Magical Ring LP really deserves your attention, the track "Black safari" even have all what it takes to become an electronic Library Music classic. So, enjoy and don't forget to drop me a line to give me your opinion.


See you soon !


The zip file contains high resolution cover scan and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.

Magical Ring

43 Comments:

Blogger number06 said...

...je me disais que j'avais vu cette pochette quelque part. J'ai fouillé dans le paquet de Calmos et oui, il en faisait partie. Merci ( surtout aussi pour la pochette ! ) de m'avoir "épargné" ce travail de restauration ! Ne me reste plus qu'à l'écouter ( ce que je n'ai même pas fait à la maison ! ) A+ ;)

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Calmos said...

T'es trop rapide N°6!

J'allais me faire une joie de parler de ce lp, que j'ai trouvé l'année dernière à 500m de chez moi à 0,5€ (cf le site de Monone ou le prix n'est vraiment pas comparable!) Je l'ai pris à cause de Chicago 2000, Pierre Bachelet, Mat Camison etc... Mais dans mon souvenir, ce disque ne casse pas 3 pattes à un canard ... alors merci, Whoops, je vais pouvoir vérifier...

Et pour N°6, une bonne occasion de ripper quelque chose d'autre ...

@+

9:24 PM  
Blogger whoops said...

Salut number06 et calmos. Je l'ai moi aussi trouvé pour un prix ridicule à quelques kilomètres de chez moi ce disque et je l'ai même vu pour pas cher une autre fois. Ce qui me fait dire que ce disque a certainement bénéficié d'une sortie commerciale.
Je n'irais pas jusqu'à dire qu'il ne casse pas trois pattes à un canard ce disque, disons plutôt qu'il laisse par instant un goût d'inachevé (pour ne pas dire d'inabouti) au palais. Par contre certains moments ("spatial feeling" par exemple) sont plus qu'intéressants.

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beyond amazing - thank you so much for this mindblowing post!

7:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dO I have to be registered somewhere to download this file?

4:50 PM  
Blogger leCurLing said...

en tout cas il se trouvait pas vers chez moi ce disque, alors merci whoops je vais écouter et me faire une idée
@ bientôt

9:57 PM  
Blogger monone said...

Je precise quand meme pour ma defence que je l'avais pas payé 0.50 euros ! ;)
Merci pour ton post whoops ! Car j'avais pas eut le temps de le ripper celui la avant qu'il ne s'envole vers un pays fort fort lointain !
A bientot !

10:01 PM  
Blogger whoops said...

Tu n'as aucunement à te défendres monone, tu proposes des disques d'une telle rareté. Je suis de plus certain que celui qui a acheté ou achetera ce disque ne pourra jamais espérer le trouver à moins d'un euro près de chez lui.

3:07 AM  
Blogger David Bruce said...

Based on your writeup on this one, I *have* to try... downloading right now. :^)

Thanks!

6:50 PM  
Blogger ~El Vox said...

Hello-interesting site, and your enthusiasm and love for music shows. Enjoyed the write-up on the Magical Ring record, which I was not familar with. I'm a long time progresive fan, so thanks.

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great album
thanks :D

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly Fantastic... Much respect to you.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome! One of your best post ever!! Post more vintage electronic albums please!!

always a big Whoops blog fan!!
Futura2007

5:51 AM  
Blogger whoops said...

Thanks to all of you for the comments. I got more vintage european electronic lps waiting to be ripped Futura2007.

12:16 PM  
Blogger dreamtime said...

great post - great blog!

Thanx!

dreamtime
http://dreamtimemix.blogspot.com

9:50 AM  
Blogger zencd said...

Good LP!
That delayed synthesizer in "Dreams in the wind" reminds me some track by russian Aleksey Vishnya of 90s, very similar mood

1:12 AM  
Blogger Z said...

each time i listen to it, the record gets better & better!

i find it to be similar to Johanna Group too

9:33 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

i would like to download "le boom boom" and the file is not found... Are you going to uploaded again?

Thanx

8:59 PM  
Blogger whoops said...

alex, i'll do a reup of some of the past shares as well as a new share this week.

1:11 AM  
Blogger lizardtwins said...

FANTASTICK! THANCK YOU VERY MUCKH.

12:55 PM  
Blogger MUDDY BOOGERS said...

nice!too bad I'll never find an affordable copy in the u.s.Keep on doin' the do!

4:35 AM  
Anonymous BlueHipster said...

Hello

thanks for the great posts. I downloaded several ones the last couple of weeks. I like to share a big part of my old vinyl collection (exotica, party-music, jazz-grooves, rarities) so I have posted 7 album-downloads on my website:
http://www.bluehipster.com/music.htm

001 Werner Muller and his Orchestra - Dance Party in Hi-Fi (1958)
002 Stars Und Ihre Schlager (1959)
003 The Blue Wahini Serenaders - Aloha!
004 Sid Hamilton - Dance, Philicorda, Dance
005 Harold Smart - 29 Power Songs To All Our Friends
006 Toni's Tijuana Orkest - Tijuana Festival
007 Trio Hans Jansen - Swinging Hammond

Many more will follow.

I placed a link to your place on my website. I appreciate if you link back to my website (http://www.bluehipster.com/music.htm)

Happy downloading and listening.

Ciao
Bert
BlueHipster

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been desperately looking for this record and was excited to find it here. sadly, the download link has expired. anyone care to share?

many thanks!
myotheremailsucks@yahoo.com

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anychance for another re-up of le boom boom? I missed the boat!

1:40 AM  
Blogger whoops said...

anonymous 1, this Magical Ring LP have been reuploaded, just click on the new link.
Anonymous 2, the 2 "Le Boom Boom!" samplers will be reuploaded today !

11:29 AM  
Blogger Inkydog said...

I'd love to download this, but the link has expired. Can you re-post, please?

Thank you!

Inkydog

6:09 PM  
Blogger whoops said...

the link is still valid inkydog, i've just tried to download it and it works

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quelle belle découverte...Un gros merci bien mérité.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous yesyesyes said...

Boom Boom #2 is gone '=(

4:03 PM  
Blogger Dizzee-Pascal said...

quelqu'un pourrait-il le re-uploader svp ?
MERCI

4:14 PM  
Anonymous buzz said...

salut, would it be possible for you , to reup the magical ring ? Divshare says it has been removed. :-(

Thanks for all your contributions so far, great taste and selection, whoops!!! merci! ^^

5:24 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

please re-up!
thanks!

5:29 AM  
Anonymous Neetee said...

Well said.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reuppp please!!!

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