Midnight Oil - Complete Studio Albums 1978-2002 (11CD) [Re-Up]

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Midnight Oil - Complete Studio Albums 1978-2002 (11CD) [Re-Up]

Midnight Oil - Complete Studio Albums 1978-2002 [11CD]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.2 Gb | Scans ~ 1.9 Gb
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Punk Rock, Aussie Rock | Time: 08:17:45

Collection includes all studio albums by Australian alternative rock band from Sydney. In 2010, their album Diesel and Dust ranked no. 1 in the book The 100 Best Australian Albums.

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

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Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5) [Re-Up]

Constance Demby - Albums Collection 1978-2011 (12CD + DVD5)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.58 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.84 Gb | Scans included
New Age, Neo-Classical, Space Music, Progressive Electronic, Ambient, Spiritual | Time: 11:40:35

Constance Demby is one of the few representatives of the New Age movement (in both her music and her personal philosophies) who consistently creates artistic, highly expressive compositions. Demby was trained in classical music as a child, and her artistic spirit led her to also master several other art forms; at the University of Michigan, she studied painting, sculpture, and music. It was her work as a sculptor that led her to new dimensions of sound. As she was torching a sheet of metal, it roared thunderously, and thus was born the Sonic Steel Instruments: the Whale Sail, and the Space Bass, enormous bowed instruments with deep archetypal resonances.

The Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices (1998) 7 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices (1998) 7 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Singers Unlimited - Magic Voices (1998) 7 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.45 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.18 Gb | Scans ~ 1 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Acapella, Harmony Vocal Group | Label: MPS | # 539 131/137 | Time: 08:45:50

This vocal quartet originally started life as an extension of jazz band the Hi-Lo’s. From that prominent '50s band came Don Shelton, who decided to form Singers Unlimited after the Hi-Lo’s broke up in 1964. After retreating to Chicago, Illinois, where he worked on a series of television commercials, he enlisted fellow Hi-Lo’s veteran Gene Puerling of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to join him in the city in 1967. The group was formed along with Len Dresslar and Bonnie Herman, with the express intention of recording commercials in the doo wop/vocal group idiom. Shelton’s connections in the industry ensured the group was able to exploit the market successfully, and lucrative work rolled in. However, the 30-second snatches of songs hardly satisfied their artistic ambitions, and when they found themselves with studio time left over after one session, they recorded a take on the Beatles' "The Fool on the Hill." Through visiting jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, the demo of the a cappella recording was passed to MPS Records in Germany.

VA - Singers & Songwriters: Classics (2001) Reissue 2010 [Re-Up]

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VA - Singers & Songwriters: Classics (2001) Reissue 2010 [Re-Up]

VA - Singers & Songwriters: Classics (2001) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 425 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time Life/Rhino | # 25916-D OPCD-2803A | Time: 01:12:26
Singers/Songwriter, Folk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock

Time Life Music’s Singers & Songwriters: Classics features 20 cuts, almost all of which were culled from the singer/songwriter-rich 1970s. Featuring a solid mix of certifiable classics including “Still Crazy After All These Years” (Paul Simon), “(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay” (Otis Redding), and “Everybody's Talkin'” (Harry Nilsson) along with artist high watermarks such as “Leader of the Band” (Dan Fogelberg), “Sundown” (Gordon Lightfoot), and “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield), Classics dutifully replicates a classic rock radio Sunday playlist.

Mr. Bungle - Albums Collection 1991-1999 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Mr. Bungle - Albums Collection 1991-1999 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Mr. Bungle - Albums Collection 1991-1999 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.11 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 481 Mb | Scans included | 03:06:22
Experimental Rock, Avantgarde Rock, Alternative Metal, Funk Rock, Hardcore
Avantgarde Jazz, Lounge, Art Rock, Noise, Ska, etc…

Mr. Bungle was an American experimental rock band from Eureka, California. The band was formed in 1985 while the members were still in high school, and was named after a 1950s children's educational film regarding bad habits which was later featured in a 1981 Pee-wee Herman HBO special. Mr. Bungle was known for its highly eclectic style, often cycling through several musical genres within the course of a single song. Many of its songs had an unconventional structure and utilized a wide array of instruments and samples. Live shows often featured members dressing up (usually in masks earlier in the band's career) and an array of cover songs. Collection includes: 'Mr. Bungle' (1991); 'Disco Volante' (1995); 'California' (1999).

Adrienne Soos, Ivo Haag - Claude Debussy: Early Works For Piano Duet (2011)

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Adrienne Soos, Ivo Haag - Claude Debussy: Early Works For Piano Duet (2011)

Adrienne Soós, Ivo Haag - Claude Debussy: Early Works For Piano Duet (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.572385 | Time: 01:14:46

An innovative genius, Claude Debussy is famous for his mature ‘Impressionist’ music, though he rather disliked the term. He frequently performed four-hand piano pieces in concert, most of the works on this disc either being composed or adapted by him for this line-up. The imaginative figuration, kaleidoscopic sonorities and moments of dazzling virtuosity found in these rarely-heard works from the 1880s are a testament to Debussy’s skills both as a performer and a composer. Pianists Adrienne Soós and Ivo Haag have been a firmly-established piano duo for more than fifteen years, becoming one of the leading ensembles in Switzerland.

Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

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Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 517 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included | 01:14:51
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Chrysalis | # CCD 1817, CDP 3218172

The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie is a compilation album released on Chrysalis Records in 1991. It contained all of Blondie's biggest hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Sunday Girl", "The Tide Is High", "Atomic", and "Call Me" as well as some of Deborah Harry's solo hits, including the UK Top 10 single "French Kissin' in the USA".

Govi - Andalusian Nights (1999)

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Govi - Andalusian Nights (1999)

Govi - Andalusian Nights (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
New Age, World Fusion, New Flamenco | Label: Govi/Amazon | # 7 24384 69302 2 | 00:47:46

Convincing proof that success follows its own path, Govi's life is one of many twists. He is a German-born musician who traveled to India before settling down in California and becoming a leading proponent of the nouveau flamenco genre anchored by Ottmar Liebert, Johannes Linstead, and others. On ANDALUSIAN NIGHTS, Govi collaborates with two other German New Age stalwarts, Anugama and Karunesh, to come up with the arrangements. ANDALUSIAN NIGHTS opens with the warm atmospheres of "Persuasion," the low bass murmurs and hand drums offset by Govi's delicate finger picking. "Rumba Tumba" and the brisk title track build in intensity, adopting the rapid, flamenco-style clapping strongly associated with the Gipsy Kings' most danceable tunes.

The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days (2002)

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The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days (2002)

The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans ~ 138 Mb
American Trad Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Interscope | # 493 491-2 | 00:49:27

The Wallflowers' long-awaited third album, Breach, was a strong, confident record that demonstrated clear growth from Jakob Dylan as a songwriter and The Wallflowers as a band. Thing is, everybody ignored it. Critics wrote it off and the large audience Bringing Down the Horse attracted shunned it, leaving the band in an awkward position of having to prove themselves yet again with their fourth album, Red Letter Days. The first striking thing about the album is that its production is a clear reaction to the failure of Breach. Glistening where its predecessor had a semblance of grit, this is a polished mainstream rock record, designed to win back listeners who loved the band by hearing "One Headlight" on the radio repeatedly. Dylan has adjusted his songwriting slightly, too, playing up the hooks and the melodies, which is hardly selling out. Even so, it's hard not to wish that the album had a bit more of the quirks and muscle that gave Breach its backbone.

James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (1977) CD Reissue 1992

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James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (1977) CD Reissue 1992

James Booker - New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live! (1977) CD Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 235 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rounder Records | # ROUNDER CD 2027 | Time: 00:37:42
New Orleans Blues, Boogie-Woogie, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues

Why so much of what pianist/vocalist James Booker recorded in the 1970s didn't surface until the '90s is a mystery, but that's secondary compared to the greatness routinely presented on this CD. It contains nine Booker selections that he performed at the 1977 Boogie Woogie & Ragtime Piano Contest held in Zurich. His relentless, driving style, ability to switch from a hard-hitting tune to a light, soft one without skipping a beat, and his wild mix of sizzling keyboard licks and bemused, manic vocals are uniformly impressive. Piano Wizard a bit short for a CD at 37 minutes, but it has so much flamboyant music and singing that it shouldn't be missed.

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003) [Re-Up]

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Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003) [Re-Up]

Alexei Lubimov - Fractured Surfaces: Soviet Avant-Garde 1957-1970 (2003)
Arvo Pärt - Andrei Volkonsky - Vitaly Godziatsky - Kuldar Sink
Valentin Silvestrov - Tigran Mansurian - Edison Denisov

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Classical, Avant-Garde | Label: Solyd | # SLR 0333 | Time: 01:08:51

"This compact disc presents all the studio recordings that remain from a time when, as a twenty-five year old champion of the avant-garde, I had to seek for every possible occasion of playing the new works of our composers. In those days, they were hounded and ripped apart by ideological critics; now they are recognized as the masters of new music. Audiences today need to realize with how much excitement and trust people discovered and took over the new currents seeping in from Europe through the Iron Curtain. These works represent and symbolize a marvelous epoch of friendship, a time when we came to know new horizons and discovered ourselves in the Soviet Union's huge, heterogeneous spaces." (Alexei Lubimov. May 2003)

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994) [Re-Up]

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Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994) [Re-Up]

Teddy Wilson - Blue Mood (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Swing, Piano Jazz | Label: HEP | # HEP CD 1035 | Time: 01:10:24

In the late '30s and early '40s, pianist Teddy Wilson was a big deal in the land of jazz. He had many opportunities to perform as a sideman, and eventually got his breaks. These sessions showcase of variety of his efforts with big bands, large ensembles, small groups, and a singer named Billie Holiday. Though none of his own compositions are credited ("Big Apple" should be,) he certainly had a hand in the arrangements, and was given space to play quite a bit of piano. The Hep label has generously provided 23 selections with Wilson and bandmates including stalwarts Hot Lips Page, Lester Young, Freddie Green, Red Norvo and Pee Wee Russell, as well as backing trombonist Benny Morton's All Stars. There are two takes of "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Just a Mood" (Blue Mood,) "When You're Smiling," and "I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me" for contrast sake. The sound reproduction of these vintage performances is excellent, and this one can easily be recommended to both fan and novice.

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 385 Mb | Scans included | 02:34:02
New Wave, Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Coursegood | # CG009

As part of The Stranglers' celebration of their Ruby Anniversary, the definitive collection of the B-side recordings they made whilst signed to Epic is released for the first time, via their own label. Appropriately, as befits a band marking forty years together, Here & There: The Epic B-sides Collection 1983-1991 gathers 40 tracks across 2 CDs and is also released as a 40 track digital package. The Stranglers released no less than 13 singles in the UK during this period, which saw them produce five albums: four studio and one live. The Stranglers signed to Epic Records in 1982 having been with United Artists / Liberty since 1977. The change of label coincided with changes in marketing policy across the UK industry - often dubbed "the Frankie Goes to Hollywood effect". Previously, The Stranglers' had released only one 12" single - an extended version of Bear Cage in 1980 - but from 2nd Epic single, Midnight Summer Dream until 1990, each release had a 12" version which required extra studio or, increasingly, live tracks to "add value" to the package.

The Wonder Stuff - Hup! (1989) 21st Anniversary Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

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The Wonder Stuff - Hup! (1989) 21st Anniversary Edition 2010 [Re-Up]

The Wonder Stuff - Hup! (1989) 21st Anniversary Edition 2010
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 466 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 180 Mb
Alternative Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Independent | # TW52 | Time: 01:01:54

2010 release, the re-recorded 21st Anniversary Edition of The Wonder Stuff's 1989 sophomore album. To mark the 21st anniversary of the album the band went back to original producer, Pat Collier, to record the songs to give a updated feel. The album also includes extra tracks from around the time, including the hit 'Circlesquare'. HUP originally entered the charts at #5 with classics 'Golden Green', 'Don't Let Me Down', 'Cartoon Boyfriend' and many more.

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) The 10th Anniversary Edition 2012 [2CDs + DVD5]

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Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) The 10th Anniversary Edition 2012 [2CDs + DVD5]

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002) The 10th Anniversary Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 831 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 295 Mb | Time: 02:08:53
DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) VBR | AC3, 2.0 320 kbps / LPCM, 1536 kbps | 00:51:00 | ~ 2.78 Gb
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk Revival | Label: Matador | # OLE 993-2 | Scans ~ 270 Mb

Turn On The Bright Lights is now fully remastered in a beautiful deluxe hardbound book with unreleased photos and a second disc of bonus tracks, many unreleased, plus the demos and B-sides and a DVD. Packaging includes super-deluxe hardbound book, with 28 pages of photos, ephemera & liner notes. Also included are 17 bonus tracks, many never before on vinyl, including one previously unreleased song, four previously unreleased demos, eight B-sides and pre-album EP tracks, four peel session tracks (two unreleased) and a DVD with all three music videos and bonus live footage from May 2000 at The Mercury Lounge and September 2002 at the Troubadour.