Saturday 2 November 2013

The complete discography of the legendary American songwriter J. F. Murphy from 1970 to 1975

These albums were requested by the prognotfrog group and I have them from there and thanks to their work. 

I uploaded them for those who might still need them because in my opinion they are classics in American songwriting.

All of them are here so we can have a completion on this brilliant artist.

J.F. Murphy's 1970 ST album

J.F. Murphy and Free Flowing Salt - Almost Home from 1973

Murphy's Law - Urban Renewal

 Finally, the J. F. Murphy and Salt albums, ST from 1972 and Last Illusion from 1973, thanks to isabelbc from prognotfrog:

"And so the wheel of life will turn
and you will be all alone,
with just a memory of me.
And though I die a natural death
many years from now
let them write upon my stone
he was murdered by a friend
when his last illusion rolled around.

Some say that love
will burn you more than fire
'cause love burns deep inside your head.
But when a friend goes bad--
well that's the last illusion.
Friendship is the only beast
that's never been known to bite until it's dead"


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    1. Can you reupload self-titled album, please? netkups is gone.

    2. And two from depositfiles, they are gone as well.

    3. netkups is long gone, I'd say
      sure no problem, I see sendspaces are still OK

    4. just to summarize, all the five albums in order here:
      1970 Murphy ST
      1970 Almost Home
      1972 Murphy and Salt
      1973 The Last Illusion
      1975 Urban Renewal

      as always let me know if a link is not working
      these are all such fantastic albums

    5. Wow, that was fast! Thanks a lot!

    6. reup of almost home

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  3. The Last Illusion from 1973, probably the best one:


    Please if you have a chance, check the comments people left after Isabel's post of the song on youtube :

  4. Murphy's earlier project, 'STRANGE NIGHT VOYAGE' by the Merchants of Dream, was released in May 1968 on A&M records {SP 4149). It was a concept album, loosely based on Peter Pan. In 2011 this record was reissued on CD.

  5. John Reilly, the drummer on The Last Illusion and Urban Renewal albums, talks a lot about his time in the band in this interview:

  6. Gratitude... for your fine archive.
    May the JF Murphy - Almost Home, 1973 title be restored?

    1. no prblm