Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)

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Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)

Jonathan Butler - Put My Love Away (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 43 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
R&B, Soul, Crossover Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Gospel | First Choice FC 4523

South African expatriate Jonathan Butler isn't really a jazz artist, but his laid-back, slightly jazz-tinged approach to R&B/pop has earned the singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer a lot of supporters in the urban contemporary, adult contemporary, quiet storm, and smooth jazz/NAC markets. Butler has enjoyed a following since the late '70s, although he reached his commercial peak in the late '80s, and he continues to tour and record in the 21st century. Born in Cape Town, South Africa in October 1961, Butler was only a child when he started singing and playing acoustic guitar. Butler, who was the youngest of about 12 children, absorbed a variety of music when he was a kid. He was an admirer of South African stars like singer Miriam Makeba, but he was also hip to the American soul and jazz artists who lived thousands of miles away in the United States. Stevie Wonder became a major influence, and so did former-hard bop-guitarist-turned-R&B/pop-singer George Benson.

Jaime Rosas Trio - Extremos (2004)

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Jaime Rosas Trio - Extremos (2004)

Jaime Rosas Trio - Extremos (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 279 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 37 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Musea #FGBG 4559.AR / Mylodon Records #MyloCD018

Jaime ROSAS TRIO is a current chilean band, composed by three musicians of the Progressive rock band ENTRANCE. Mostly instrumental, the music displayed in "Extremos" (2004) is made of short, dense and explosives pieces. One can also hear a final epic track, lasting about a quarter of an hour ! This is the occasion to reveal the impressive talents of a real keyboards virtuoso, helped by excellent musicians. Even if that music is taylor-made for the EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER and GERARD fan, there is so much than instrumental pyrotechnics here ! The power-trio also likes neo-classic piano parts and symphonic majestic moments, with a real adventurous spirit. Here is a masterpiece both diverse and eclectic, always well-played and produced. Brilliant stuff !

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1990, Reissue}

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Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1990, Reissue}

Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 229 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 97 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Hard Rock | ATCO Records #7567-90392-2

With its endless, droning minor-key riff and mumbled vocals, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is arguably the most notorious song of the acid rock era. According to legend, the group was so stoned when they recorded the track that they could neither pronounce the title "In the Garden of Eden" or end the track, so it rambles on for a full 17 minutes, which to some listeners sounds like eternity. But that's the essence of its appeal – it's the epitome of heavy psychedelic excess, encapsulating the most indulgent tendencies of the era. Iron Butterfly never matched the warped excesses of "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," either on their debut album of the same name or the rest of their catalog…

Leaf Hound - Unleashed (2007)

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Leaf Hound - Unleashed (2007)

Leaf Hound - Unleashed (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 59 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Acid Rock | R.A.R.E. Records / Repertoire Records #RAR 1020

The release of 'Unleashed' on r.a.r.e. complements the band's original classic 'Growers of Mushroom', a legendary 1970s album, reissued on Repertoire in 2005. This newly recorded set of high-octane performances features powerhouse vocalist Peter French - after spells with Cactus and Atomic Rooster - now back with a new line-up featuring fleet fingered guitarist Luke Rayner, Ed Pearson (bass) and Jimmy Rowland (drums). Dynamic tracks such as 'One hundred and five degrees', 'Barricades' and 'Too many rock'n'roll times' epitomise the band's allegiance to the legacy of Cream, Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Outstanding cut 'Breakthrough' is a new version of a song originally sung by Peter French with Atomic Rooster in the 1970s.

The Lou Gramm Band - The Lou Gramm Band (2009)

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The Lou Gramm Band - The Lou Gramm Band (2009)

The Lou Gramm Band - The Lou Gramm Band (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 67 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Christian Rock | Frontiers Records/ Irond Ltd. #Irond CD 09-DD755

On paper, it's unlikely that one of rock's greatest singers ever, who fronted one of the biggest mainstream bands of the 1970s and 1980s, would take a detour into the world of Christian rock. But that's just what Lou Gramm did in 2009 with his new group and its self-titled album, The Lou Gramm Band. It's his first "solo" effort since 1989's Long Hard Look. The album rocks convincingly, and the lyrics vividly reflect his born-again Christian faith. It's a miracle that the ex-Foreigner vocalist lived to reach this point. After surviving surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in 1997, he struggled to regain his health and his voice. He left Foreigner for the second time in 2002 and eased back into performing with his own band…

Keiko Matsui - Deep Blue (2001) {HDCD, Japan}

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Keiko Matsui - Deep Blue (2001) {HDCD, Japan}

Keiko Matsui - Deep Blue (2001) {HDCD, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 269 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Crossover Jazz, Fusion, Smooth Jazz, New Age | Planet Joy Records #PJCD 1002

Keiko Matsui's last album, 2000s Whisper From the Mirror, was picked up and reissued by the Narada label in 2001, and Narada is also releasing her 12th album, Deep Blue. It's an appropriate match-up for the Japanese pianist, since Narada is known primarily as a new age label, and, though her records are being released on its Narada Jazz imprint, "new age" is actually the best category to place her in. From the start of her career, Matsui has been shelved under "jazz," but that has always been more a marketing ploy than anything else, and never more so than on Deep Blue. Her compositions are melodic tunes, many of which sound like songs without lyrics, while others seem like soundtrack excerpts from a film not yet made.

Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters - Now My Soul (2004)

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Ronnie Earl And The Broadcasters - Now My Soul (2004)

RRonnie Earl And The Broadcasters - Now My Soul (2004) {2007, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 493 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 194 Mb
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Blues, Jazz, Soul Blues | Stony Plain Records / Krokus Blues / Irond Ltd. #Irond CD 07-K019

Guitarist Ronnie Earl's realization that you don't need a vocalist to sing the blues freed him up to roam across the vernacular music landscape, dipping into jazz, gospel, and soul, and has made him one of the most innovative and interesting musicians working in contemporary blues. It's hardly a radical step, since scores of jazz musicians have been mining the blues for 80 years without vocalists, and in Earl's case it was a natural shift – maybe even an obvious one given that he has often cited John Coltrane as a predominant influence. On Now My Soul, his second release from Stony Plain Records, Earl moves a bit back to neutral ground on the vocal issue…

Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation (2013)

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Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation (2013)

Brett Walker - Straight Jacket Vacation (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 153 Mb
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Melodic Rocks, AOR | Aor Heaven #AORH00086

With links to Survivor, Alias, Jeff Paris, Carl Dixon, Jonathan Cain and Russ Ballard, for those in the melodic rock know, the announcement on the 7th of July 2013 that singer and songwriter Brett Walker was to release a new solo album was reason to celebrate. However a mere 24 hours later the tragic news was released that Walker had died, turning those shouts of joy, to tears of sadness. On the insistence of Brett's wife, AOR Heaven went ahead with the release, providing the fans of this unsung hero one last opportunity to be captivated by a songwriter capable of being downbeat in an upbeat fashion, while offering lyrics and melodies to tug at the heartstrings and live long in the memory…

I Pooh - Un Po' Del Nostro Tempo Migliore (1975)

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I Pooh - Un Po' Del Nostro Tempo Migliore (1975)

I Pooh - Un Po' Del Nostro Tempo Migliore (1975)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 321 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
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Pop | CGD #9031-70523-2

Veteran Italian rock band Pooh formed in Bologna in 1966. During the late '60s, the band featured Roby Facchinetti, Valerio Negrini, Dodi Battaglia, and Riccardo Fogli, but after Negrini left in 1971, the band recruited guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Red Canzian plus drummer and percussionist Stefano D'Orazio, and began a long run as one of the best and most popular Italian rockers of their times. The band recorded for many labels, including CBS, Vedette, CGD (Compagnia Generale del Disco), and Warner Music Italy, selling over 100 million records in the process. Pooh continued to tour and record continually up into the 2010s, but in late 2016 they decided to call it quits by the end of the year, in order to complete their 50-year anniversary as a band.

Mosh Ben-Ari - Live (2007) {2CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

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Mosh Ben-Ari - Live (2007) {2CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

Mosh Ben-Ari - Live (2007) {2CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 603 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 216 Mb
DVD-5 | ISO | MPEG-2 Video, PAL 720x576 (4:3), 25.000 fps, 7076 kb/s
AC-3, 6 ch., 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 448 kb/s | 47:37 | ~ 2,48 Gb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 152 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
World, Folk, Soul, Reggae, Rock | NMC Music #20844-2

Born in Israel in 1970. coming from a Yemenite and Iraqi background. Mosh Ben Ari first discovered music through the traditional Jewish ethnical chants that were part of his everyday life. Mosh Ben Ari studied music in many countries like India, the Sahara and Sinai Deserts. Mosh Ben Ari plays various string instruments such as Guitars, Indian Sarod, Persian Tar, Turkish Jumbush, Moroccan Ginberi and Bass Guitar. In 1997, Mosh Ben Ari founded with some friends, the world music ensemble ‘SHEVA’ which has released 4 albums and continuously touring the world, playing dozens of shows in the most prestigious festivals & events.

Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996)

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Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996)

Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica By Four Cellos (1996)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 272 Mb | Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 42 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Neo-Classical, Classical Crossover, Chamber Music, Cello Rock, Symphonic Metal
Mercury #532.707-2

The premise of a cello-playing four piece (from Finland, no less) performing the music of Metallica may seem outrageous at first, but much of the metal gods' repertoire translates surprisingly well into this "classical" reading. And while Apocalyptica chooses to concentrate on more recent hits like "Enter Sandman," "Sad But True" and "Wherever I May Roam" for obvious commercial purposes, it is Metallica's earlier, more complex compositions, like "Master of Puppets," "Creeping Death," and "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," which actually work best in this scenario. The quartet's love and understanding of the music is the real key here, and their attention to detail and technically flawless performance will no doubt satisfy even the most skeptical of fans…

VA - Bossa N' Adele (2017)

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VA - Bossa N' Adele (2017)

VA - Bossa N' Adele (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 352 Mb | Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 49 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Bossanova, Electro | Music Brokers #MBB 9335

With just three albums to her credit, Adele has become the most popular female singer of the 21st century. It was only a matter of time before her fantastic catalog received the Electro-Bossa treatment. The most recent volume of our hit series features the biggest hits from Adele's repertoire including Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Chasing Pavements and Hello among many others, who become brand new songs with recreations by Michelle Simonal, São Vicente Feat. Shelly Sony, Banda Do Sul Feat. Natascha, Amazonics and Scubba Feat. Anekka. With luxurious artwork, Bossa N'Rihanna is another essential addition to your lounge music collection.

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

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Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Paul McCartney - Pure McCartney (2016) {4CD Box Set, Deluxe Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,61 Gb | Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 389 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Concord Music / MPL / Universal Music #UCCO-8003

Touted as a personally curated compilation by Paul McCartney, Pure McCartney is the first McCartney compilation since 2001's Wingspan: Hits and History. A full 15 years separated this and Wingspan, longer than the span between that double-disc set and 1987's All the Best, but the 2001 set also stopped cold in 1984, leaving over 30 years of solo McCartney recordings uncompiled on hits collections. In both its standard two-CD and deluxe four-disc incarnations, Pure McCartney attempts to rectify this, going so far as to include "Hope for the Future," his song for the 2014 video game Destiny. A fair chunk of the compilation rests upon songs heard on Wings Greatest, All the Best, and Wingspan – "Jet," "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey," "Another Day," "Mull of Kintyre," "Let Em In," "Band on the Run"…

Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)

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Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)

Manfred Mann - The Evolution Of Manfred Mann (2003)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 729 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 286 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 40 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Progressive Rock | Creature Music / Cohesion #MANFRED1

A double-disc Manfred Mann hits set that adds a third disc for some DVD material, The Evolution of Manfred Mann surveys the entire career of one of British rock & roll's tightest and most energetic units. The first disc is '60s and early-'70s material, nearly all with classic Paul Jones vocals, while the second picks up the story with Manfred Mann's Earth Band and their series of, well, earthier recordings during the mid-to-late '70s (although the compilation extends well into the '90s). The emphasis, overwhelmingly, is on the hits, which finds "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" comfortably slotted near the beginning of disc one, and "Blinded by the Light" in the same position on the second…

Carlo Marrale - Tra Le Dita La Vita (1994)

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Carlo Marrale - Tra Le Dita La Vita (1994)

Carlo Marrale - Tra Le Dita La Vita (1994)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
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Pop | DDD / BMG Ariola S.p.A. #74321 18906 2

Best known for his work in Matia Bazar, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Carlo Marrale was born in Genova in 1952. In 1973, alongside guitarist Piero Cassano and bassist Aldo Stellita, he formed the group Jet, who, after an unsuccessful attempt at that year's Sanremo Festival, decided to join up with singer Antonella Ruggiero and drummer Giancarlo Golzi as Matia Bazar. After staying with the band in a two-decade run that included numerous lineup changes and the release of songs that have become near-classics in the Italian pop repertoire ("Solo Tu," "Vacanze Romane," and "Ti Sento," the latter of which was covered by Irene Cara as "You Need Me" in 1996), Marrale left Matia Bazar in order to pursue his own solo career. In 1994 he released his debut, Tra le Dita la Vita.