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Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

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Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 270 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:42:46
Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2138

With 1970's Workingman's Dead, the Grateful Dead went through an overnight metamorphosis, turning abruptly from tripped-out free-form rock toward sublime acoustic folk and Americana. Taking notes on vocal harmonies from friends Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Dead used the softer statements of their fourth studio album as a subtle but moving reflection on the turmoil, heaviness, and hope America's youth was facing as the idealistic '60s ended. American Beauty was recorded just a few months after its predecessor, both expanding and improving on the bluegrass, folk, and psychedelic country explorations of Workingman's Dead with some of the band's most brilliant compositions. The songs here have a noticeably more relaxed and joyous feel. Having dived headfirst into this new sound with the previous album, the bandmembers found the summit of their collaborative powers here, with lyricist Robert Hunter penning some of his most poetic work, Jerry Garcia focusing more on gliding pedal steel than his regular electric lead guitar work, and standout lead vocal performances coming from Bob Weir (on the anthem to hippie love "Sugar Magnolia"), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (on the husky blues of "Operator"), and Phil Lesh (on the near-perfect opening tune, "Box of Rain").

The Harvest Ministers - Back to Harbour (2017)

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The Harvest Ministers - Back to Harbour (2017)

The Harvest Ministers - Back to Harbour (2017)
Pop, Rock, Folk | 37:20 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 87 MB
Label: Crayon Records

From the stripped down 'Would That I' to the exhuberant 'Through The Trap Doors of Insanity', 'Back to Harbour' showcases a band exploring further their unique and beguiling soundscape, following their music wherever it leads them.

Richard & Linda Thompson - Sunnyvista (1979) {Chrysalis CCD 1247}

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Richard & Linda Thompson - Sunnyvista (1979) {Chrysalis CCD 1247}

Richard & Linda Thompson - Sunnyvista (1979) {Chrysalis CCD 1247}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 29 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979 Chrysalis Records | CCD 1247
Rock / Folk Rock / British Folk / British Folk Rock

1978's First Light marked Richard & Linda Thompson's first time in a recording studio after three years away from music, and it suggested they were still getting warmed up as performers; a year later, Sunnyvista found them in much stronger form and a significantly more upbeat frame of mind. Sunnyvista is the wittiest and most joyous album Richard & Linda made together; while several of Richard Thompson's trademark meditations on romance at it's least successful are on hand, "Why Do You Turn Your Back" manages to generate an unusually soulful groove, "Lonely Hearts" captures the melancholy country feel that First Light never quite caught, and "Traces of My Love" finds a winning warmth in its sadness.

Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016]

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Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004) [Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016]

Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall (2004)
Audio Fidelity 2016, Mastered By Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 528 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 237 Mb | Scans ~ 94 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 230 | 01:43:51

The Bootleg Series Vol. 6: Bob Dylan Live 1964, Concert at Philharmonic Hall is a complete recording of Bob Dylan's October 31, 1964 "Halloween" show at New York's Philharmonic Hall. It was released in 2004. The set list was dominated by Dylan’s protest songs, including "The Times They Are a-Changin’," "A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall," and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll". Joan Baez, a major supporter of Dylan's in his early career, duets with Dylan on three songs, as well as singing another alone ("Silver Dagger"). However, Dylan performed these songs alongside early versions of three songs from the soon-to-be-recorded Bringing It All Back Home. New compositions like "It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" showed Dylan moving in a new direction, becoming more immersed in evocative, stream-of-consciousness lyrics and moving away from social, topical songwriting.

James Taylor - JT (1977) [MFSL Remastered 2011]

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James Taylor - JT (1977) [MFSL Remastered 2011]

James Taylor - JT (1977) [MFSL Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:58
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2070

On his last couple of Warner Bros albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live "rainy day man" of his early records into a mainstream, easy listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia, was something of a defense of this conversion. Returning to the autobiographical, Taylor declared his love for Carly Simon ("There We Are"), but expressed some surprise at his domestic bliss. "Isn't it amazing a man like me can feel this way?" he sang in the opening song, "Your Smiling Face" (a Top 40 hit). At the same time, domesticity could have its temporary depressions ("Another Grey Morning"). The key track was "Secret O' Life," which Taylor revealed as "enjoying the passage of time." Working with his long-time backup band of Danny Kortchmar, Leland Sklar, and Russell Kunkel, and with Peter Asher back in the producer's chair, Taylor also enjoyed mixing his patented acoustic guitar-based folk sound with elements of rock, blues, and country.

Nicole Atkins - Goodnight Rhonda Lee (2017)

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Nicole Atkins - Goodnight Rhonda Lee (2017)

Nicole Atkins - Goodnight Rhonda Lee
Indie Folk, Indie Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 39:43 min | 92.2 MB
Label: Single Lock (Red) | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017

Nicole Atkins' fourth album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, was born from a period of transition for the singer and songwriter, and it comes with a few firsts. For one, it marks her debut for Single Lock Records, an Alabama label co-founded by the Civil Wars' John Paul White. During its development, she pulled up roots and relocated from her hometown of Asbury Park, New Jersey to Nashville, Tennessee. On the advice of friend Chris Isaak, she also made an effort to write songs that showcase what sets her apart: those rich, classic vocals. To underscore that effort, she sought out a new production team that makes a lot of sense on paper.

Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert St (1967) {Witchwood Media WMCD 2053 rel 2011}

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Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert St (1967) {Witchwood Media WMCD 2053 rel 2011}

Sandy Denny - 19 Rupert St (1967) {Witchwood Media WMCD 2053 rel 2011}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 196 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1967, 2011 Witchwood Media | WMCD 2053
Folk / Acoustic / British Folk / Folk Rock

Although little Sandy Denny material was released prior to her first album as part of Fairport Convention (1969's What We Did on Our Holidays), quite a few pre-Fairport recordings of the singer's survive, though they usually weren't made in the most technically sophisticated settings. This CD, recorded in the Glasgow home of folk singer Alex Campbell on August 5, 1967, was salvaged from a cassette and issued in 2011, when interest in Denny's work had escalated to a point where even documents of rather lo-fi quality held enough interest to merit a commercial release. This is clearly a recording for serious Denny fans because of those technical limitations; even some of the other home recordings from the time that have found both official and bootleg release boast superior sound.

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016]

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Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016]

Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session (1988) [Remastered 2016]
Re-Mastered by Cowboy Junkies and Peter Moore from Original Session Tapes
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 331 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:09
Alternative Country, Country Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 072 SA

Who says you can't make a great record in one day – or night, as the case may be? The Trinity Session was recorded in one night using one microphone, a DAT recorder, and the wonderful acoustics of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. Interestingly, it's the album that broke the Cowboy Junkies in the United States for their version of "Sweet Jane," which included the lost verse. It's far from the best cut here, though. There are other covers, such as Margo Timmins' a cappella read of the traditional "Mining for Gold," a heroin-slow version of Hank Williams' classic "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Dreaming My Dreams With You" (canonized by Waylon Jennings), and a radical take of the Patsy Cline classic "Walkin' After Midnight" that closes the disc. Those few who had heard the band's previous album, Whites Off Earth Now!!, were aware that, along with Low, the Cowboy Junkies were the only band at the time capable of playing slower than Neil Young and Crazy Horse – and without the ear-threatening volume.

Frankie Laine - Eight Classic Albums [Remastered Box Set] (8LP On 4CD, 2013)

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Frankie Laine - Eight Classic Albums [Remastered Box Set] (8LP On 4CD, 2013)

Frankie Laine - Eight Classic Albums [Remastered Box Set] (8LP On 4CD, 2013)
Country & Western, Jazz, R&B, Vocal | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 663 Mb
Label: Real Gone Music

This four-disc set from actor/songwriter/vocal pop and country & western great Frankie Laine features eight complete albums (two on each disc), including Hell Bent for Leather (1961), Torchin' (1958), Reunion in Rhythm (1959), You Are My Love (1959), Balladeer (1960), Foreign Affair (1958), Deuces Wild (1961), and Call of the Wild (1962). ~ James Christopher Monger EU-only four CD set containing eight albums from the late great Country/Pop vocalist. Includes the albums Hell Bent For Leather, Torchin, Reunion In Rhythm, You Are My Love, Balladeer, Foreign Affair, Deuces Wild and Call Of The Wild.

Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [Audio Fidelity Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) [Remastered 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:49
Singer/Songwriter, AM Pop, Soft Rock | Label: Audio Fidelity | # AFZ5 237
Mastered By Stephen Marsh & Steve Hoffman

Nyro peaked early, and Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, just her second album, remains her best. It's not only because it contains the original versions of no less than three songs that were big hits for other artists: "Sweet Blindness" (covered by the 5th Dimension), "Stoned Soul Picnic" (also covered by the 5th Dimension), and "Eli's Comin'" (done by Three Dog Night). It's not even just because those three songs are so outstanding. It's because the album as a whole is so outstanding, with its invigorating blend of blue-eyed soul, New York pop, and early confessional singer/songwriting. Nyro sang of love, inscrutably enigmatic romantic daredevils, getting drunk, lonely women, and sensual desire with an infectious joie de vivre. The arrangements superbly complemented the material with lively brass, wailing counterpoint backup vocals, and Nyro's own ebullient piano.

Aliocha - Eleven Songs (2017)

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Aliocha - Eleven Songs (2017)

Aliocha - Eleven Songs
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, d. booklet | 33:18 min | 194 MB
Label: Les Disques Audiogramme inc. | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2017
Indie Folk, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter

"Aliocha - Eleven Songs" - Of particular magnetism, Aliocha's "Eleven Songs" is made of a folk Out of time, between the sensitive indifference of the sixties and the anxiety Sweet of modernity; A pop both yesterday and today, beautiful and imperfect, framed of the words images of a young naive 20 and carried away. On its eleven tracks, one crosses successively ballade Electrified, rebellious refrain, psychedelic melody and song and sober. An absorbing musical world where a voice of Rare sincerity and which unfolds in arrangements of strings and Of subtle and fair electronics, discovering a sharp production Of undeniable eloquence.

Carole King & James Taylor - Live At The Troubadour (2010)

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Carole King & James Taylor - Live At The Troubadour (2010)

Carole King & James Taylor - Live At The Troubadour (2010)
DVD5: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 ch, 224 kbps
Hear Music | 01:15:53 | ~ 3.01 Gb
Folk Rock / Blues Rock / Soft Rock

Carole King and James Taylor reuniting isn’t quite a monumental reunion – they never were an official performing entity, so they never had a falling out, appearing on-stage and on record from time to time since their ‘70s heyday – but it is a notable one, particularly when they choose to perform at the Troubadour, the L.A. venue so crucial at the start of their stardom, backed by such fellow veterans of the SoCal singer/songwriter scene as guitarist Danny Kortchmar, bassist Leland Sklar, and drummer Russell Kunkel, musicians who supported them the last time they co-headlined the club back in 1971…

Star Chamber - Seeing Circles (2017)

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Star Chamber - Seeing Circles (2017)

Star Chamber - Seeing Circles (2017)
Rock, Pop, Folk, Indie, Alternative | 48:20 min | MP3, 320 kbps | 113 MB
Label: Amanda Tamaccio / Star Chamber

An electrifying blend of charming and beautiful melodies with gritty and satisfying rock music; this infectious first release is sure to stick with listeners for a long time.

Roxanne Potvin - The Way It Feels (2007)

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Roxanne Potvin - The Way It Feels (2007)

Roxanne Potvin - The Way It Feels (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 104 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Folk, Roots Rock, Adult Contemporary | Label: RUF | # RUF 1128 | 00:40:19

The bilingual multi-instrumentalist (guitar/piano) and vocalist will likely be lumped with fellow Canadian blues women such as Sue Foley (who was instrumental in bringing her to Ruf's attention), but on the basis of this sophomore release, that's misleading. Rather, the Ottawa raised musician infuses blues into a variety of singer/songwriter styles. The Way It Feels, which was released in Canada almost a year before it came out in the States, revels in different musical set pieces that display Roxanne Potvin's sultry voice and eclectic stylings. The guest roster of Daniel Lanois, John Hiatt, Bruce Cockburn and Memphis Horns veteran Wayne Jackson indicates that Potvin is comfortable in styles besides the blues and R&B that characterize, but doesn't monopolize, this album. Terrific, even revelatory covers of Joe Tex's "I Want To (Do Everything for You)" and Freddie King's "Your Love Keeps Working on Me" find Potvin immersed in the soul aspects of the blues, and her own compositions that dominate this set occasionally follow suit. The lovely solo piano ballad "Don't Pay Attention" is clearly aimed at the Norah Jones crowd, as is the waltz time, French-sung "La Merveille".

William R. Strickland - William R. Strickland, Is Only the Name (1969) [Reissue 2009]

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William R. Strickland - William R. Strickland, Is Only the Name (1969) [Reissue 2009]

William R. Strickland - William R. Strickland, Is Only the Name (1969) [Reissue 2009]
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 40:30 min | 120 Mb (5% Rec.)
Pop Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Deram / Esoteric Recordings

One of the most unusual signings by the legendary Deram label, not least of all because he was American, poet/singer/songwriter William R. Strickland was paired with keyboardist/synthesizer player Philip Springer and placed under the direction of Buddy Kaye for one of the most the unique albums of the age, William R. Strickland Is Only the Name.