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Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

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Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978)
Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 692 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb
Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD748 | Time: 01:50:09 | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Genre: Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Soft Rock

2007 digitally remastered double CD featuring CSN' Stephen Stills' three mid-'70s studio albums. Stills was released in 1975, followed one year later by Illegal Stills. Fans had to wait another two years until the release of Thoroughfare Gap (1978). This two disc set comes in a slimline double jewelbox housed in a slip case featuring extensive liner notes.

One of the less well-remembered sections of Stephen Stills' recording career is chronicled on this two-CD set from British reissue label BGO – his three-LP stint at Columbia Records in the mid- to late ‘70s. When Stills signed to Columbia in 1975, he was coming off the record-breaking 1974 reunion tour of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Like a professional sports team signing a veteran free-agent player, Columbia seems to have thought it was contracting a major star who could mint gold records. That's the way it had worked several years earlier; in the wake of the first CSN&Y breakup in 1970, its individual members had all made gold-selling solo albums. What Columbia did not realize was that the second coming of the band, instead of serving as another springboard for each musician, instead produced an expectation in CSN&Y's audience that they would continue to come together and that what they did in their solo careers was just mark time until the next reunion. As ever, Neil Young was an exception to this rule, and David Crosby & Graham Nash as a duo, signing to ABC Records, showed that spinoffs could still sell if the label was aggressive in its promotion, going gold with Wind on the Water (September 1975) and Whistling Down the Wire (July 1976). At Columbia, however, Stills was expected to do the heavy lifting himself. He made a brave attempt with Stills (June 1975), his first album for the company. It was very much in the tradition of his previous solo albums Stephen Stills and Stephen Stills 2, featuring name guest stars including Crosby, Nash, Rick Roberts, and "English Richie" (Ringo Starr), and boasting anthemic folk-rock songs with strong choruses and plenty of tasty guitar work. In his lyrics, Stills reflected on his status as husband to French singer/songwriter Véronique Sanson and father to a son on such songs as "My Favorite Changes" and "To Mama from Christopher and the Old Man." In the same spirit, he also covered a Neil Young song, "New Mama." And he reunited Crosby, Stills & Nash for "As I Come of Age." All of that was enough to push Stills into the Top 20, barely, but the album was not a major hit.

Its successor, Illegal Stills (April 1976), followed a mere ten months later and was one of those albums on which the artist hadn't had enough time to craft a full disc's worth of good material. There was another Young cover, "The Loner," and Stills leaned heavily on singer/songwriter/guitarist Donnie Dacus, who wrote or co-wrote five songs and actually sang lead vocals on all or parts of three of them, "Midnight in Paris," "Closer to You," and "Ring of Love." In his lyrics, along with the romantic sentiments, Stills examined the failing U.S. economy on "Buyin' Time" and, with Dacus, lamented the military victims of Vietnam in "Soldier." Sales were disappointing, with a peak at number 31 in Billboard. In the wake of the album, Stills embarked on an abortive tour with Young that managed to produce an album, Long May You Run (September 1976), and then reunited with Crosby and Nash for the multi-platinum Crosby, Stills & Nash comeback album CSN (June 1977). He still owed one album to Columbia, however, and he fulfilled that commitment with Thoroughfare Gap (October 1978). By now, Dacus was out of the picture and, if the lyrics were any indication, Stills' personal life wasn't faring too well. He had always been interested in dance beats, particularly Latin rhythms, so it was no surprise that he jumped on the disco bandwagon with "You Can't Dance Alone," the leadoff track. The title song was an acoustic ballad that was thoughtful but somewhat ambiguous. Elsewhere, Stills expressed his romantic disappointment in self-written songs like "What's the Game" as well as a cover of the Allman Brothers Band's "Midnight Rider" and a version of Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" with rewritten lyrics. On the whole, the album was not one of his better efforts, and it struggled to reach the Top 100. Stills, Illegal Stills, and Thoroughfare Gap have had a spotty presence on CD, and fans will welcome this reissue. They may want to skip John Tobler's digressive liner notes, which are littered with factual errors and say next to nothing about these particular albums.

Review by William Ruhlmann, Allmusic.com

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]



Tracklist:

CD1:

'Stills' (1975):

01. Turn Back The Pages (04:06)
02. My Favourite Changes (02:53)
03. My Angel (02:18)
04. In The Way (03:37)
05. Love Story (04:15)
06. To Mama From Christopher And The Old Man (02:17)
07. First Things First (02:06)
08. New Mama (02:30)
09. As I Come Of Age (02:36)
10. Shuffle Just As Bad (02:41)
11. Cold Cold World (04:37)
12. Myth Of Sisyphus (04:15)

'Illegal Stills' (1976):

13. Buyin' Time (03:35)
14. Midnight In Paris (04:00)
15. Different Tongues (03:09)
16. Soldier (02:59)
17. The Loner (04:16)
18. Stateline Blues (01:59)
19. Closer To You (03:36)
20. No Me Niegas (03:33)
21. Ring Of Love (04:02)
22. Circlin' (04:22)

CD2:

'Thoroughfare Gap' (1978):

01. You Can't Dance Alone (04:22)
02. Thoroughfare Gap (03:35)
03. We Will Go On (02:47)
04. Beaucoup Yumbo (03:41)
05. What's The Game (03:38)
06. Midnight Rider (03:42)
07. Woman Lleva (03:16)
08. Lowdown (03:48)
09. Not Fade Away (03:31)
10. Can't Get No Booty (03:49)


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 18. февраля 2016, 19:09

Stephen Stills / Stills/Illegal Stills/Thoroughfare Gap

Дисковод: ASUS DRW-24B3ST Adapter: 0 ID: 0

Режим чтения : Достоверность
Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 6
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Установленный внешний ASPI-интерфейс

Выходной формат : Пользовательский кодировщик
Выбранный битрейт : 1024 kBit/s
Качество : Высокий
Добавление ID3-тега : Нет
Утилита сжатия : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Дополнительные параметры : -6 -V -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" -T "BAND=%albuminterpret%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" %haslyrics%–tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" %hascover%–picture="%coverfile%"%hascover% %source% -o %dest%


TOC извлечённого CD

Трек | Старт | Длительность | Начальный сектор | Конечный сектор
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 4:06.26 | 0 | 18475
2 | 4:06.26 | 2:53.63 | 18476 | 31513
3 | 7:00.14 | 2:18.43 | 31514 | 41906
4 | 9:18.57 | 3:37.31 | 41907 | 58212
5 | 12:56.13 | 4:15.00 | 58213 | 77337
6 | 17:11.13 | 2:17.18 | 77338 | 87630
7 | 19:28.31 | 2:06.55 | 87631 | 97135
8 | 21:35.11 | 2:30.60 | 97136 | 108445
9 | 24:05.71 | 2:36.53 | 108446 | 120198
10 | 26:42.49 | 2:41.50 | 120199 | 132323
11 | 29:24.24 | 4:37.10 | 132324 | 153108
12 | 34:01.34 | 4:15.40 | 153109 | 172273
13 | 38:16.74 | 3:35.71 | 172274 | 188469
14 | 41:52.70 | 4:00.55 | 188470 | 206524
15 | 45:53.50 | 3:09.46 | 206525 | 220745
16 | 49:03.21 | 2:59.18 | 220746 | 234188
17 | 52:02.39 | 4:16.02 | 234189 | 253390
18 | 56:18.41 | 1:59.34 | 253391 | 262349
19 | 58:18.00 | 3:36.68 | 262350 | 278617
20 | 61:54.68 | 3:33.74 | 278618 | 294666
21 | 65:28.67 | 4:02.45 | 294667 | 312861
22 | 69:31.37 | 4:22.08 | 312862 | 332519


Характеристики диапазона извлечения и сообщения об ошибках

Выбранный диапазон

Имя файла E:\Torrents\Stephen Stills - 2007 - Stills - Illegal Stills - Thoroughfare Gap\CD1\Stephen Stills - Stills,Illegal Stills,Thoroughfare Gap.wav

Пиковый уровень 100.0 %
Скорость извлечения 7.0 X
Качество диапазона 99.9 %
CRC теста 3DA228BA
CRC копии 3DA228BA
Копирование… OK

Ошибок не произошло

Конец отчёта

==== Контрольная сумма отчёта F182FCC3CF2B86FE11C9952E0B76DAEC465FA428CEA9D30CB0ACDC30522C8C0A ====

foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-02-25 15:01:39

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Stephen Stills / Stills/Illegal Stills/Thoroughfare Gap
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR11 0.00 dB -12.50 dB 4:06 01-Turn Back The Pages
DR12 0.00 dB -13.97 dB 2:54 02-My Favourite Changes
DR11 -1.00 dB -13.47 dB 2:19 03-My Angel
DR12 0.00 dB -14.64 dB 3:37 04-In The Way
DR11 0.00 dB -14.19 dB 4:15 05-Love Story
DR11 0.00 dB -12.55 dB 2:17 06-To Mama From Christopher And The Old Man
DR10 0.00 dB -11.71 dB 2:07 07-First Things First
DR11 0.00 dB -13.17 dB 2:31 08-New Mama
DR11 0.00 dB -12.20 dB 2:37 09-As I Come Of Age
DR11 0.00 dB -13.07 dB 2:42 10-Shuffle Just As Bad
DR9 0.00 dB -12.72 dB 4:37 11-Cold Cold World
DR11 0.00 dB -15.39 dB 4:16 12-Myth Of Sisyphus
DR10 0.00 dB -11.91 dB 3:36 13-Buyin' Time
DR11 0.00 dB -12.97 dB 4:01 14-Midnight In Paris
DR10 0.00 dB -13.33 dB 3:10 15-Different Tongues
DR9 -1.00 dB -12.08 dB 2:59 16-Soldier
DR9 -1.50 dB -11.32 dB 4:16 17-The Loner
DR12 0.00 dB -13.90 dB 1:59 18-Stateline Blues
DR10 0.00 dB -11.93 dB 3:37 19-Closer To You
DR12 0.00 dB -14.04 dB 3:34 20-No Me Niegas
DR11 0.00 dB -13.25 dB 4:03 21-Ring Of Love
DR11 0.00 dB -12.79 dB 4:22 22-Circlin'
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 22
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 877 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================


Exact Audio Copy V1.1 from 23. June 2015

Отчёт EAC об извлечении, выполненном 18. февраля 2016, 18:28

Stephen Stills / Thoroughfare Gap

Дисковод: ASUS DRW-24B3ST Adapter: 0 ID: 0

Режим чтения : Достоверность
Использование точного потока : Да
Отключение кэша аудио : Да
Использование указателей C2 : Нет

Коррекция смещения при чтении : 6
Способность читать области Lead-in и Lead-out : Нет
Заполнение пропущенных сэмплов тишиной : Да
Удаление блоков с тишиной в начале и конце : Нет
При вычислениях CRC использовались нулевые сэмплы : Да
Интерфейс : Установленный внешний ASPI-интерфейс

Выходной формат : Пользовательский кодировщик
Выбранный битрейт : 1024 kBit/s
Качество : Высокий
Добавление ID3-тега : Нет
Утилита сжатия : C:\Program Files (x86)\Exact Audio Copy\FLAC\FLAC.EXE
Дополнительные параметры : -6 -V -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" -T "BAND=%albuminterpret%" -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" %haslyrics%–tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" %hascover%–picture="%coverfile%"%hascover% %source% -o %dest%


TOC извлечённого CD

Трек | Старт | Длительность | Начальный сектор | Конечный сектор
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 4:22.40 | 0 | 19689
2 | 4:22.40 | 3:35.01 | 19690 | 35815
3 | 7:57.41 | 2:47.59 | 35816 | 48399
4 | 10:45.25 | 3:41.53 | 48400 | 65027
5 | 14:27.03 | 3:38.73 | 65028 | 81450
6 | 18:06.01 | 3:42.22 | 81451 | 98122
7 | 21:48.23 | 3:16.63 | 98123 | 112885
8 | 25:05.11 | 3:48.53 | 112886 | 130038
9 | 28:53.64 | 3:31.43 | 130039 | 145906
10 | 32:25.32 | 3:49.58 | 145907 | 163139


Характеристики диапазона извлечения и сообщения об ошибках

Выбранный диапазон

Имя файла E:\Torrents\Stephen Stills - 2007 - Stills - Illegal Stills - Thoroughfare Gap\CD2\Stephen Stills - Thoroughfare Gap.wav

Пиковый уровень 100.0 %
Скорость извлечения 2.1 X
Качество диапазона 100.0 %
CRC теста 1622FB6C
CRC копии 1622FB6C
Копирование… OK

Ошибок не произошло

Конец отчёта

==== Контрольная сумма отчёта 9F2EB2E30805CDBD158A0359CBC3C984CAC317E6EB9B2161E53A1859E693C49D ====

foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2016-02-25 15:01:49

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: Stephen Stills / Thoroughfare Gap
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
DR12 -0.62 dB -14.83 dB 4:23 01-You Can't Dance Alone
DR10 -2.46 dB -13.66 dB 3:35 02-Thoroughfare Gap
DR11 0.00 dB -13.18 dB 2:48 03-We Will Go On
DR13 0.00 dB -16.47 dB 3:42 04-Beaucoup Yumbo
DR11 0.00 dB -13.06 dB 3:39 05-What's The Game
DR12 -0.64 dB -13.92 dB 3:42 06-Midnight Rider
DR12 0.00 dB -14.77 dB 3:17 07-Woman Lleva
DR12 -0.02 dB -14.41 dB 3:49 08-Lowdown
DR12 -1.69 dB -15.43 dB 3:32 09-Not Fade Away
DR12 -0.25 dB -14.05 dB 3:50 10-Can't Get No Booty
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 878 kbps
Codec: FLAC
================================================================================

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

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