Franti’s Latest LP “Rocks” Phil’s PIcks 2016 Albums Of The Year List

Michael Franti and Spearhead Soulrocker Cover Art

Courtesy: Fantasy Records

The time has come.  Today is New Year’s Eve eve.  That means 2016 is nearly in the books.  With that year right at it’s end, it’s time for the last two of this year’s Phil’s Picks best of lists.

Rounding out this year’s lists are the year’s top new albums overall and the year’s top new overall movies.  The year’s top new albums list is up first.  It was not an easy list to assemble either as there were so many stand out records released from across the musical universe’s many genres.

This year’s top albums list is represented by music from the jazz community, the world of children’s music, rock, blues, and even reggae in the form of Michael Franti and Spearhead’s new album Soulrocker.

As with every previous Phil’s Picks list, this list features Phil’s Picks’ top 10 new titles plus five honorable mention titles, bringing the total count to 15.  Having noted that here for you is Phil’s Picks 2016 Top 10 new albums.

 

PHIL’S PICKS 2016 TOP 10 NEW ALBUMS

 

  1. Michael Franti & SpearheadSoulrocker

 

  1. Santana IV

 

  1. Joe BonamassaBlues of Desperation

 

  1. YellowjacketsCohearance

 

  1. FoghatUnder The Influence

 

  1. The Okee Dokee BrothersSaddle Up

 

  1. Songs of the Night: Dance Recordings by the Joseph C. Smith Orchestra 1916 – 1925

 

  1. Marian HillAct I

 

  1. Love and a .38Nomad

 

  1. Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Getaway

 

  1. Rich RobinsonFlux

 

  1. Charles Lloyd and the MarvelsI Long To See You

 

  1. Logan Richardson Shift

 

  1. Tedeschi Trucks BandLet Me Get By

 

  1. Mountain HeartBlue Sky

 

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Foghat’s Latest LP Re-Issue Will Impress Audiophiles, Long Time Fans Alike

foghat-under-the-influence-vinyl-reissue-art

Courtesy: Foghat Records

Early this summer, veteran rock outfit Foghat released its latest album Under The Influence.  The album, the band’s seventeenth full-length studio recording, was a breath of fresh air for purist fans of rock and roll.  Its musical arrangements and lyrical themes showed it to be what this critic already called everything that is right with rock and roll today.  This critic stands by that analysis to this day, too.  It lived up to that reputation, too, selling quite impressively since then.  It did so well that the band celebrated its success roughly four months later with a re-issue of the album on a double disc vinyl LP pressing.  That vinyl re-issue of Under The Influence serves to solidify this critic’s statement of the record even more.  That is due in part to the record’s packaging.  This will be discussed shortly.  The record’s sound in its new re-issue is just as important to note of its presentation as its packaging.  It will be discussed later.  The record’s sequencing in regards to how the songs were split up on each LP rounds out the most important of the record’s elements.  Each element is important in its own right.  Altogether, they make this re-issue of Under The Influence more proof that the album in general is everything that is right with rock and roll.  It reminds audiences why it is not only one of the year’s top new rock records but also one of the year’s top new albums overall.

Veteran rock act Foghat’s latest full-length studio recording Under The Influence is everything that is right with rock and roll today.  That is a point that this critic already made clear in reviewing the album’s original release.  The album’s recently released double LP vinyl re-issue serves to support this critic’s previous statement even more.  That is exhibited first through its packaging.  The record’s packaging is classic gatefold packaging complete with all of the album’s original liner notes.  However, getting to open the packaging and read them, spread across the packaging is something special in its own right.  For those who grew up in the original age of vinyl, it brings about a certain sense of nostalgia.  The artwork on the back of the album adds even more of a special touch to its packaging.  Audiences see a boot (curious what size that boot must be) kicking through the “rock” barrel.  That artwork wasn’t included in the album’s original CD pressing.  The original artwork on the album’s CD pressing featured a shot of a covered stone walkway with a light at the end.  The shot it presented from the bottom of the walkway, aiming up toward the light.  It doesn’t match too well with the artwork on the album’s front cover. The artwork presented on the back cover of the album’s vinyl re-issue is a much better match to the artwork used on the album’s front cover.  It seems like a minor touch on the surface.  But in the bigger picture of the album’s presentation, it adds so much to its aesthetic.  The presentation of the album’s liner notes inside the packaging does that even more so.  Keeping that in mind, the album’s packaging in its recent vinyl re-issue is just as important to its presentation as anything else.  That is the case even though some might think it something minor.  It is just one of the key elements to note in examining the presentation of the album’s recent vinyl re-issue.  The record’s sound is just as important to note here as its packaging.

The general packaging used in UTI’s vinyl re-issue is in its own right a hugely important piece of the record’s overall presentation. To some it may seem minor.  But a deeper examination reveals the packaging holds much more importance than some might otherwise think.  It is just one of the key elements to note in examining the album’s vinyl re-issue.  The record’s sound is just as important to note as its packaging.  The record’s sound on its two 180-gram discs is outstanding, plain and simple.  The subtle sound of the static underneath each song is another element that true audiophiles will appreciate just as much as the band’s long time fans.  Just as with the record’s packaging, the subtle touch of static creates its own sense of nostalgia for said audiences.  That nostalgia grows even more when that static is coupled with the record’s classic packaging.  When both elements are taken into account, they make this vinyl re-issue something of a musical time capsule.  They combine to take audiences back to another era of music; a greater era of music.  That is especially the case considering that while the static is evident, it doesn’t overpower the music.  It’s just too bad those behind the boards didn’t try to record the album on vinyl first and then transfer those recordings to CD.  That would have pushed the album’s CD pressing over the top.  That’s because it would provide that special nostalgic experience for audiences who might not own a record player.  That is a matter for another time.  Considering that, the sound mixing presented in UTI’s new vinyl re-issue proves to be just as important to the record’s presentation as its packaging.  It creates just as much nostalgia as the album’s packaging.  When both elements are taken into consideration, they make this re-issue even more like a wonderful musical time capsule that every audiophile and Foghat fan will appreciate.  As important as the two elements are to the record’s vinyl presentation, they are just two of its key elements.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

The packaging and sound mixing presented in UTI’s recent vinyl re-issue are both key elements to its presentation.  They are so important to its presentation because of the sense of nostalgia that they create both in themselves and together.  While both elements are clearly important pieces of the record’s whole, they are only two of its most important elements.  The record’s sequencing across its two discs is just as important to note as its packaging and sound mixing.  It might not seem overly important on the surface (as with the previously noted elements), but it plays its own important part in the bigger picture of the record’s presentation.  Audiences will note that all twelve of the songs featured in the record’s original CD pressing are also presented here.  They are presented in exactly the same order as they were in the album’s original pressing, too.  Even better, all twelve tracks are equally distributed across the album’s two LPs.  They are equally distributed across the album’s four sides, with each side seeing three songs.  Again, it is mostly an aesthetic touch.  But even such a minor touch goes a long way toward the listening experience.  The band could have easily spread the album’s tracks in a random fashion, but instead opted to intentionally spread them out equally across both LPs.  That says a lot about the thought that was put into even this element.  It creates a certain sense of completion for lack of better wording. When that sense of completion is joined with the nostalgia created through the album’s complete packaging and expert sound mixing, the end product is a record that proves even more than ever to be everything that is right with rock and roll today.  It also proves even more than ever to be an album that every critic should have on his or her list of the year’s top new rock records and top albums overall.

Foghat’s most recent record Under The Influence proved in its original release earlier this summer to be one of the year’s top new rock records.  It proved to be everything that is right with rock and roll today.  That is saying a lot, too.  With the album’s recent re-issue on double LP vinyl pressing, it has proven even more than ever to be fully deserving of that statement.  The record’s packaging and expert sound mixing creates a sense of nostalgia that true audiophiles and long time Foghat fans alike will appreciate.  The even division of the record’s twelve total songs across the album’s two discs enhances the album’s presentation and listening experience even more.  Each element is important in its own right.  All things considered, they make UTI’s recent vinyl re-issue just as enjoyable as its original CD pressing if not more so.  What’s more, they join together with the positives of the album’s original CD pressing to prove even more than ever that this record is, again, everything that is right with rock and roll.  They combine, too, to prove why this album is not just one of the year’s top new rock records, but one of the year’s top new albums overall..  More information on UTI’s recent vinyl re-issue is available online now along with all of Foghat’s latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.foghat.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Foghat

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FOGHAT

 

 

 

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Foghat Announces New Holiday Gifts

Courtesy:  Foghat Records

Courtesy: Foghat Records

Foghat is offering its fans some special gifts to say thank you for all of the support they have given its new record Under The Influence.

The band is offering fans two special Under The Influence bundle packages as a thank you to fans.  One bundle features a signed 11 X 17 poster with the band’s new CD and the other includes a signed 11 X 17 poster with the new double-vinyl pressing of the band’s new album.

The CD/poster bundle is selling for $25. It is regularly priced at $50.  The vinyl/poster bundle is marked at $35. Its regular price is $60.  Both bundles can be purchased via the band’s webstore now.  Fans can get other great gift ideas whether for themselves or their favorite Foghat fan while they’re there, too.

More information on Foghat’s new bundle packages is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news, tour dates and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.foghat.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Foghat

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FOGHAT

 

 

 

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Veteran Rock Acts Tops Phil’s Picks 2016 Top 10 New Rock Albums List

Courtesy: Santana IV Records

Courtesy: Santana IV Records

The rock community, it seems, was bursting at the seams with new releases this year.  While some records were okay at best, there were just as many that proved to be truly outstanding efforts.  Needless to say there were so many of said albums that it was anything but easy to come up with a list of the year’s top new rock records.  But somehow, Phil’s Picks managed it.  That list includes new efforts from bands young and old alike.  The more experienced bands featured on this list include: Santana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Foghat just to name a few.  The younger bands represented here include the likes of Buffalo Summer, Love and a .38, and Zodiac.  Whether veteran or next generation, the rock community produced a slew of outstanding records this year.

Phil’s Picks presents 15 of those records with its Top 10 picks and five honorable mention titles.  Without any further ado, here is the Phil’s Picks 2016 Top 10 New Rock Albums.

 

PHIL’S PICKS 2016 TOP 10 NEW ROCK ALBUMS

 

  1. SantanaIV

 

  1. FoghatUnder The Influence

 

  1. The Dead DaisiesMake Some Noise

 

  1. Love and a .38Nomad

 

  1. Buffalo SummerSecond Sun

 

  1. Alter BridgeThe Last Hero

 

  1. ZodiacGrain of Soul

 

  1. Red Hot Chili PeppersThe Getaway

 

  1. Blackberry SmokeLike An Arrow

 

  1. Resurrection KingsResurrection Kings

 

  1. SkilletUnleashed

 

  1. Apollo Under FireApollo Under Fire

 

  1. Fates WarningTheory of Flight

 

  1. Ray RocketDo You Wanna Go To Tijuana

 

  1. Candlebox Disappearing in Airports

 

 

 

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Foghat To Re-Issue ‘Under The Influence’ On Vinyl

Courtesy: Foghat Records

Courtesy: Foghat Records

Foghat, one of the greatest names from the music industry’s vinyl era, is returning this fall with a vinyl re-issue of its latest full-length studio recording.

Under The Influence will be released on vinyl this Friday. The record will be released via Foghat’s own Foghat Records on a double-disc 180-gram presentation.  As an added bonus for fans, some independent record stores across the country will include posters with the record’s release.  Others will even hold listening parties to celebrate the record’s vinyl re-issue along with tastings of Foghat Cellars Wines.

The list of stores that will hold listening parties to celebrate the album’s vinyl re-issue is noted below.

Listening parties at these indie record stores on October 21st at 7:00 P.M local time (in each time zone)

— Cactus            Houston, TX
— Music Millennium    Portland, OR
— Fingerprints        Long Beach, CA
— Record Archive      Rochester, NY
— Park Ave CDs        Orlando, FL

 

Bassist Bryan Bassett and drummer Roger Earl were ecstatic when they discussed the album’s upcoming vinyl re-issue.

“A couple things I love about new vinyl releases is the re-emergence of an old art form – I.E. album cover art and the return of high-quality analog audio played through great old stereos being pulled from the garage and resurrected,” Basset said.

Earl shared Bassett’s sentiment, adding that he appreciated having liner notes and photos to go with the experience.

“It’s black, it’s shiny, it’s beautiful and some really beautiful noises come out of it!,” Earl said.  “And you can actually read the liner notes and see the photos!”

Under The Influence was originally released this past June. Since its release, the record has gone on to become the band’s most successful record to date.  It debuted at #17 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Chart and #40 on the magazine’s Independent Albums Chart.

The record’s track listing is noted below.

‘UNDER THE INFLUENCE’ VINYL TRACKLISTING:

Side 1
Under The Influence
Knock It Off
Ghost

Side 2
She’s Got a Ring in His Nose
Upside of Lonely
Heard it Through the Grapevine

Side 3
Made Up My Mind
Hot Mama
Heart Gone Cold

Side 4
Honey Do List
All Because of You
Slow Ride

 

More information on Under The Influence is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and tour dates at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.foghat.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/foghat

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FOGHAT

 

 

 

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Foghat To Celebrate New Album’s Success With Record Release Party

Courtesy: Foghat Records

Courtesy: Foghat Records

This past June, veteran rock band Foghat released its latest album Under The Influence. The album debuted on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart at #17 and on its “Independent Albums” chart at #40. In celebration of the album’s success, the band has announced it will hold a record release party next month.

The band will celebrate the success of its new album Under The Influence with a record release party September 21st at New York’s famed BB King’s Blues Club and Grill.  Joining the band on stage at the show will be some of the figures who helped record the album. They include: blues guitarist Scott Holt (ex-Buddy Guy), Kim Simmonds (Savoy Brown) and Roger Earl.  The performance will mark the first time since 1970 that the pair has worked together.  The pair worked together from 1968 – 1970 and recorded five albums together in that time.

Simmonds discussed his friendship with Earl in a recent interview.  He spoke highly of Earl and his relationship with his former Savoy Brown band mate.

“I always had a great respect for Roger as a person and a drummer. He certainly helped make Savoy Brown the entity that it is…. It’s always nice to be around people that understand you and know you well,” he said. “Like when you go home to your parents and the family you feel comfortable because you know that your parents really know everything about you. I think it’s the same with Roger and myself. We know a lot about each other and that’s the sort of a comfort that you get from still being in touch with people. I suppose it’s like old school mates or something. In this case we are old band mates.”

Earl spoke just as highly of Simmonds when he discussed the duo’s friendship and working relationship.

“Kim gave me my shot when I was 20 years old and I joined his band,” he said. “I have very fond memories playing with Kim, and also it’s a gas that we can still be friends and make music together. Kim Simmonds is just spectacular on this record. Kim and I remained friends over the years. In fact, we jammed together; when we did the Rock Legends cruise last year. Kim got up and played a couple of songs with us, and I played on another day that Kim and Savoy Brown was playing. I played three or four songs with him. As a guitar player, he was always a great! And he is even better now! He’s a brilliant blues guitarist.”

Foghat is currently touring in support of Under The Influence. The band will be in Uncasville, Connecticut this Sunday, August 28th.  Audiences can keep up with the band’s tour schedule, news and more online now at:

 

Website: http://foghat.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Foghat

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FOGHAT

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Foghat Shows Real Rock and Roll Is Still Alive And Well On Its New LP

Courtesy:  Foghat Records

Courtesy: Foghat Records

2016 has been quite the year for the rock community.  Over the nearly eight months that have already pass, the rock community has seen a number of impressive new releases with plenty more on the way.  Those impressive releases have come from both independent acts such as Buffalo Summer, Love and a .38, and Resurrection Kings and from more well-known acts the likes of Santana, Rich Robinson, and the focus of today’s review, Foghat.  The veteran rock band released its latest album Under The Influence late last month.  The album, the band’s seventeenth full-length studio recording, is also one of the year’s top new rock records so far.  From beginning to end, this twelve-song record presents everything that is right with rock.  That includes both the musical arrangements that form the foundation of each song and their lyrical content.  One of the songs that best exemplifies this is ‘The Upside of Lonely.’  It is the antithesis of the breakup song.  ‘Knock It Off’ exemplifies it just as much.  Much the same can be said of ‘Hot Mama.’  Each song shows in its own way what makes Under The Influence everything right about rock.  Those songs join with the album’s other nine offerings to make the album in whole, one of 2016s top new rock records so far and one of the year’s top new albums overall, too.

Being considered “under the influence” is typically considered a bad thing.  It means that someone has in his or system something that he or she shouldn’t have.  However in the case of Foghat’s new album, being “under the influence” of the band’s music is a good thing.  It is in fact a very good thing.  That is because over the course of its twelve total songs, the only high that listeners will get is a musical high.  That is because this record exhibits over that span everything that is right with rock and roll today.  It proves that true blue-collar rock and roll is still alive and well.  This is exhibited clearly in the form of ‘The Upside of Lonely.’  The playful, blues-infused tune is the complete antithesis of the breakup song.  Charlie Huhn’s bluesy licks and Scott Holt’s vocal delivery couple with Craig MacGregor’s bass line to form a solid foundation for the song.  Their work conjures thoughts of an upscale jazz and blues club.  Drummer Roger Earl’s equally solid timekeeping strengthens that foundation even more.  The combination of these elements instantly makes the arrangement in whole infectious and a favorite among the album’s overall arrangements.  It is just one part of what makes the song stand out.  The song’s lyrical content is just as important.  Lyrically speaking, the song is the total antithesis of the breakup song.  Holt sings here about all the positives of being alone versus being in a relationship.  He sings, “The good thing about you being gone/I can watch the game all day long/I can stretch my legs out in the bed/Extra pillows underneath my head/Don’t know why nobody told me about the upside of lonely/I got a lot more room for all my stuff/And I only have to wash one cup/I can stay up late and play my guitar/And the groceries go twice as far/Don’t know why nobody told me about the upside of lonely/You girlfriends ain’t ringin’ the phone off the wall/And I never have to hear from my mothering-law/I ain’t cut the grass since the middle of June/I smoke a big cigar in my living room/I don’t know why nobody told me about the upside of lonely.”  What man won’t smile and pump his first in the air in agreement with this sentiment?  Listeners should keep in mind that Holt sings these lines with his tongue planted firmly in cheek.  There’s not a single hint of animosity as he sings these lines or the lines that follow.  Keeping that in mind, the song’s Stevie Ray Vaughan style musical arrangement and its playful lyrical content couple here to make this song a clear example of why Foghat’s new album its own collective example of all that is right with rock and roll today and why the album is also one of the year’s top new rock and overall records.  It is just one of the album’s key compositions, too.  ‘Knock It off’ also serves to help UTI (as it will henceforth be known) stand out in whole.

‘Upside of Lonely’ is a clear example of what makes UTI stand out among its counterparts in the rock community this year.  That is due to its bluesy, Stevie Ray Vaughan style musical arrangement and its playful lyrical content.  It is just one of the record’s key compositions.  ‘Knock It Off’ serves to show what makes UTI stand out just as much as ‘Upside of Lonely.’  Only it does so in a different way.  In listening to this song, listeners that know their music history will instantly note the stylistic similarity to AC/DC in terms of the song’s musical arrangement.  It is a driving, straight-forward 4/4 rocker that is infectious in its very own way.  It does plenty to make the song stand out among the rest of the album’s offerings.  It is just one part of what makes the song stand out, too.  The song’s lyrical content is just as important to note here as its musical content.  Huhn makes no bones about the song’s message here.  He (or the song’s subject) is addressing someone whose sole intent in life seems solely to be making trouble and making others miserable.  He sings to that person in a very matter of fact fashion, “Don’t need no excuses/You like stirrin’ my cup/And pullin’ my strings/You keep winding me up/You think I’m overreacting/There’s a line you cross over/Just give me a reason/I got a chip on my shoulder/So knock it off/Knock it off/You’d better knock it off/I’ve got a chip on my shoulder…so knock it off.”  He goes on to sing in the song’s second verse, “You keep pushin’ and pushin’/You just won’t let up/We gotta settle this quickly/And get out of this rut/I see you lookin’ for trouble/Well I desire some, too/Well just give me a reason/Double dare you to knock it off.”  Who out there hasn’t dealt with someone such as the subject being addressed here?  Exactly.  Considering this, the song becomes a great way to blow off some steam in dealing with such individuals instead of risk losing their jobs or safety over those people.  Keeping this in mind, it serves even more to show why this song is so important to the overall presentation of UTI.  It is still not the last example of what makes UTI stand out, either.  ‘Hot Mama’ serves to show what makes UTI such an important new offering from Foghat just as much as ‘Knock It Off’ and ‘Upside of Lonely.’

‘Upside of Lonely’ and ‘Knock It Off’ are both key examples of what makes Foghat’s new album such an important new offering in this year’s field of new rock albums.  Both songs’ musical arrangements harken back to a better age of rock; an age when rock was great because of its simplicity.  The songs’ lyrical content is just as important to note because of their clear, simple messages.  The prior is the antithesis of the breakup song and the other is a loud, confident statement defying those that would make others’ lives miserable.  The combination of each song’s musical arrangement and lyrical content make each song in whole important in its own right to the album’s overall presentation.  They are, again, just two key compositions included in the body of UTI, though.  ‘Hot Mama’ is just as important to note in examining the album’s body as ‘Upside of Lonely’ and ‘Knock It Off.’  That is because it stands apart from those songs (and the rest of the album’s offerings’) just as much as they do from one another and the rest of the album’s songs.  This song’s musical arrangement helps it stand out with its pure, old school southern rock and roll sound.  It conjures thoughts of Lynyrd Skynyrd and others of that ilk with its riffs.  That is just one part of what makes this record stand out.  The song’s lyrical content is just as notable here as its musical arrangement.  It is so important to note because it is in direct contrast to that of ‘Upside of Lonely.’  Whereas that song touted the positives of bachelorhood this song is more of a fun little piece about a man who has found quite the woman.  There is even a bit of innuendo so to speak in the song’s lyrical content as Huhns subject sings to that woman, “Hot mama/Who’s gonna fan your flame/Hey hot mama/Let me be your fireman” in the song’s chorus.  Whether or not that innuendo was intentionally inserted is anyone’s guess.  But one can’t deny that it is there unintentional or not.  The woman in question is obviously attractive, though.  Huhn’s subject makes that clear as he says to her, You give me a fever/When I’m standing next to you/You’re gonna burn down the house/Lookin’ like you do/Hot mama/Who’s gonna fan your flames/Hey hot mama/Let me be your fireman.”  If this doesn’t get any couple in the mood for a *ahem* busy night then nothing will.  That is because between its “fiery” musical energy and equally notable lyrical content, it will definitely light some flames of passion.  Considering this, it shows once more why this song stands out so loud and proud among the rest of the album’s offerings.  When it is considered along with ‘Upside of Lonely’ and ‘Knock It Off’ all three songs make rather clear why UTI is such an impressive new effort from Foghat.  When listeners hear them, and the rest of the album’s songs, they will agree that every rock purist will want to be under its influence.

Foghat’s new album Under The Influence is a record that is one of 2016’s top new rock records and top new albums overall.  That is because from beginning to end it exemplifies everything that is right with rock and roll today.  It shows that rock is thankfully still alive and well.  Between the album’s overall musical content and its lyrical content, there is plenty to appreciate about the record.  This is evident not just in the songs directly discussed here but in each of the album’s offerings.  In considering this listeners will agree that every rock purist will want to be under its influence.  It is available now in stores and online.  More information on Under The Influence is available online now along with all of Foghat’s news at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.foghat.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Foghat

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FOGHAT

 

 

 

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