Willie Dixon - I Am the Blues (1970) [MFSL]

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Willie Dixon - I Am the Blues (1970) [MFSL]

Willie Dixon - I Am the Blues (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # MFCD 872 | Time: 00:43:56

I Am the Blues is the sixth studio Chicago blues album released in 1970 by the well-known bluesman Willie Dixon. The album features songs written by Dixon and originally performed by other artists for Chess Records (Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Mabon).

Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right (1976) + Rock 'n' Roll Rocket (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 2009

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Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right (1976) + Rock 'n' Roll Rocket (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 2009

Starbuck - Moonlight Feels Right (1976) + Rock 'n' Roll Rocket (1977) 2LP in 1CD, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 518 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Pop Rock, Soft Rock, R&B | Label: Broadside Records | # STERN 2 | Time: 01:17:37

2009 digitally re-mastered two-for from this Atlanta-based '70s outfit containing a pair of their albums on one CD (1976's Moonlight Feels Right and '77's Rock 'N' Roll Rocket) alongside a few rare bonus tracks added for good measure. This disc the first ever UK/European CD release of either of these classic albums. The first of the two albums contains their big hit and ever constant radio staple 'Moonlight Feels Right' - which has sold over 3 million copies - moreover, it has the finest marimba solo ever committed to seven inch vinyl! The great Starbuck name has been sullied in the past by a severe plague of naughty bootlegs and unoriginal recordings, but rest assured, our stuff is 100% the real deal.

Goldfrapp - Albums Collection 2000-2010 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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Goldfrapp - Albums Collection 2000-2010 (5CD) [Re-Up]

Goldfrapp - Albums Collection 2000-2010 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 471 Mb | Scans ~ 254 Mb
Electronic, Indietronica, Trip Hop, Downtempo, Leftfield, Future Jazz, Dream Pop | Time: 03:25:45

Collection includes: Felt Mountain (2000); Black Cherry (2003); Supernature (2005); Seventh Tree (2008); Head First (2010).

The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006

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The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006

The Consort of Musicke, Trevor Jones - John Jenkins: Consort Music (1983) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Explore Records | # EXP0010 | Time: 01:10:30

John Jenkins: yet another seventeenth century English composer who deserves to be more widely known. This delightful CD from The Consort of Musicke directed by Trevor Jones is no dutiful study of a hidden but rather uninspiring corner of English early Baroque consort music; rather, a mosaic – rich in color and shape, carefully crafted and full of surprises. Listen, for instance, to the unpretentious, jaunty and appropriately figurative progress through the Saraband (52, tr.6) and the restrained melancholy of the Fancy-Air (4, tr.7). Jenkins' counterpoint is well-wrought, his instrumental palette fresh and crisp and his melodies catchy without being fey or superficial in any way. He is in excellent hands with the Consort of Musicke… eight string players of the caliber of Monica Huggett and Alison Crum violins; Alan Wilson organ and Anthony Rooley theorbo. If fresh, beautiful, expertly-played English consort music appeals to you, don't hesitate to get this gem of a CD – actually a reissue of a Decca disc from 1983: it's unreservedly recommended.

Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]

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Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]

Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk-Rock, Prog-Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Castle Music | # CMAR635 | Time: 01:17:56

Decameron produced four albums between 1973 and 1976 (Some discographies listed a recording called "Beyond the Light" but this never saw release). This long CD contains all of the third disk and a most of the worthiest pieces on the fourth. Considering their short recording career, Decameron exhibited a fairly wide range of musical styles and talent as they flitted from label to label. But it was all loosely in the British folk rock realm with more than a casual nod to the lighter elements of progressive rock in vogue at the time. The enigmatic style of that genre is displayed in the stunning "All the Best Wishes", the reverent "The Ungodly", the intensely melodic "Journey's End" bathed in mellotron, and "The Deal". The lighter pieces are equally engaging, such as "Saturday" about rolling down the windows and blasting the stereo and shouting obscenities at the market crowd, "Road to the Sea" with its rollicking rhythms and musical and lyrical allusions to the nautical, "Fallen Over", and "Tomorrow's pantomime".

Pixies - Bossanova (1990)

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Pixies - Bossanova (1990)

Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb
Label: 4AD | # CAD 0010 CD | Time: 00:39:46 | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Noise Pop/Rock

Bossanova is the third studio album by American rock band Pixies. It was released in August 13, 1990 on the English independent record label 4AD in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. The album's sound, inspired by surf rock and space rock, complements its lyrical focus on outer space, which references subjects such as aliens and unidentified flying objects. UK magazine Select made Bossanova their album of the year for 1990. The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Al Jarreau - Albums Collection 1975-1994 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.15 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.2 Gb | Scans ~ 1.83 Gb
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Jazz Pop, Soul, R&B | Time: 08:31:07

The only vocalist in history to net Grammy Awards in three different categories (jazz, pop, and R&B, respectively). Collection includes: We Got By (1975); Glow (1976); All Fly Home (1978); This Time (1980); Breakin' Away (1981); Jarreau (1983); High Crime (1984); L Is For Lover (1986); Heart's Horizon (1988); Blue Angel (1992) Single; Heaven and Earth (1992); Tenderness (1994).

Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases] Re-Up

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Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases] Re-Up

Kitaro - Albums Collection 1979-1993 (13CD) [Geffen Records Releases]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.55 Gb | Scans included
New Age, Ambient, Progressive Electronic, World Fusion, Prog-Rock | Time: 10:51:40

Kitaro's universally acknowledged as the founding architect of new age music. The Grammy and Golden Globe Award-Winning Kitaro has achieved global acclaim over a more than three decade long career with a signature sound and a pioneering fusion of cultures, techniques and spheres of consciousness that are truly his own.

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

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Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD) [Non-Remastered Releases]

Cocteau Twins - Complete Studio Albums 1982-1996 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.16 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 897 Mb | Complete Scans
Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Etherial, Dream Pop, Ambient, Alternative Rock | Time: 05:38:31

A group whose distinctly ethereal and gossamer sound virtually defined the enigmatic image of the record label 4AD, Cocteau Twins were founded in Grangemouth, Scotland, in 1979. Taking their name from an obscure song from fellow Scots Simple Minds, the Cocteaus were originally formed by guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie and later rounded out by Guthrie's girlfriend Elizabeth Fraser, an utterly unique performer whose swooping, operatic vocals relied less on any recognizable language than on the subjective sounds and textures of verbalized emotions.

Brand X - Studio Albums Collection 1976-1980 (6CD) Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

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Brand X - Studio Albums Collection 1976-1980 (6CD) Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Brand X - Studio Albums 1976-1980 (6CD)
Virgin Charisma Paper Sleeve Series Reissue 2006

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 813 Mb | Scans included
Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd/Virgin/Charisma | # VJCP-68782-68787 | Time: 04:27:33
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Art Rock, Prog-Rock

Brand X was a jazz fusion band active 1975–1980 and 1992–1999. Noted members included Phil Collins (drums), Percy Jones (bass), John Goodsall (guitar) and Robin Lumley (keyboards). In 1992, original members Goodsall and Jones formed a new trio version of Brand X, with drummer Frank Katz.

Felt - Albums Collection 1982-1992 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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Felt - Albums Collection 1982-1992 (6CD) [Re-Up]

Felt - Albums Collection 1982-1992 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Indie Pop, New Wave | Time: 03:49:04

Collection includes 5 studio albums and 1 compilation by British alternative rock band Felt. Includes: 'Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty' (1982), 'Ignite The Seven Cannons' (1985), 'Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death' (1986), 'Forever Breathes the Lonely Word' (1986), 'Me And A Monkey On The Moon' (1989), 'Absolute Classic Masterpieces' (1992).

Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) + Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Editions

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Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) + Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Editions

Jack White - Blunderbuss (2012) + Lazaretto (2014) Japanese Editions
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 529 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans ~ 453 Mb
Genre: Blues-Rock, Garage Rock, Punk Blues | Time: 01:27:31

One of the most admired guitarists of the early 21st century, Jack White helped restore the popularity of punk-blues as the frontman of the White Stripes. Meanwhile, he widened his reach by participating in a range of other projects, including the Raconteurs, the Cold Mountain soundtrack, Loretta Lynn's comeback vehicle Van Lear Rose, the Dead Weather, and a solo career. Although White's nasal voice and loose, fiery guitar delivery were mainstays of the White Stripes' early work, the group branched out as its reputation grew, building upon an initially minimalist sound with elements of metal, backwoods country, pop, and early rock & roll. White followed a similar evolution in his own career, and by the time the White Stripes celebrated the tenth anniversary of their debut album, the frontman had already issued two pop-oriented records with the Raconteurs, starred in several films, collaborated with Electric Six, duetted with Alicia Keys, and produced records for a number of artists.

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008) + Contra (2010) Japanese Editions

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Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008) + Contra (2010) Japanese Editions

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008) + Contra (2010) Japanese Editions
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 599 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 220 Mb | Scans ~ 112 Mb
Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock | Time: 01:35:39

Mixing well-read indie rock with joyful, Afro-pop-inspired melodies and rhythms, Vampire Weekend grew from one of the first bands to be championed by music bloggers into a chart-topping, Grammy Award-winning act that helped define the sound of indie music in the late 2000s and 2010s. After establishing the foundations of their bright, intricate style with 2008's Vampire Weekend, the band soon became hugely successful; they're the first indie rock act to have two consecutive albums (2010's Contra and 2013's Modern Vampires of the City) enter the Billboard 200 at number one. With each release, Vampire Weekend's music grew more diverse, incorporating ska, hip-hop, and '80s pop influences that nevertheless complemented their signature style. Similarly, the band weathered the loss of founding member Rostam Batmanglij to deliver some of their most polished and ambitious work with 2019's Father of the Bride, their third chart-topper.

The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010 [Re-Up]

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The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010 [Re-Up]

The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010
FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.37 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 583 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Psychedelic Folk, British Folk Rock | Label: Fledg'ling | Time: 03:53:04

In the liner notes to these carefully packaged reissues, all four of the Incredible String Band principals– co-founder Clive Palmer, core duo Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, and Elektra records executive Joe Boyd– offer their insights in separate essays. Three of them mention the smell of patchouli. Such were the times, certainly, but the ISB are loved equally by avant-garde musicians, psychedelia enthusiasts, and those slightly dweeby young gentlemen who hang around music shops on college campuses. The reissue of their first four albums probably put to rest any notion that the ISB were a properly great band, releasing just one true classic, but they were rarely anything less than brave, inspired, and profoundly weird.

Rodriguez - Albums Collection: Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

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Rodriguez - Albums Collection: Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

Rodriguez - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (3CD)
Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 896 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Time: 02:14:40

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, known professionally as Rodriguez (born July 10, 1942), is an American singer-songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. His music career initially proved disappointing in the United States, but unknown to Rodriguez his albums became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, where he is believed to have sold more records than Elvis Presley. His work also found a following in some other countries in Africa, and also in Australia and New Zealand. Because information about him was scarce, it was incorrectly rumored there that he had committed suicide shortly after releasing his second album. In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to find and contact Rodriguez, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. This was told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film Searching for Sugar Man and helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his home country.