Droids - Star Peace (1978/2003)

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Droids - Star Peace (1978/2003)

Droids - Star Peace (1978/2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) -> 194 MB | Scans included | 31:49
Genre: Electronic, Space Disco | Label: Barclay | #124.5.341

The Droids beamed down to planet Earth in the year 1978. The brainchild of Yves Hayet, they made the French space Synth classic '(Do You Have) the Force', which was heavily influenced by the recent release of the Star Wars film and he appeared on TV in robot guise to promote it. Maybe Daft Punk were watching? the song has appeared on the acclaimed So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music compilation and this is the first release of the parent album, Star Peace, outside of France. It features the single and other space-themed Electronica which were very much in the then-current style of instrumental Sci-Fi Synth that was sweeping France, such as Jean Michel Jarre's Oxygene and Space's Magic Fly.

Halsey - Manic [Deluxe Edition] (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Halsey - Manic [Deluxe Edition] (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Halsey - Manic [Deluxe Edition] (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 01:23:02 | 970 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

To celebrate her September 29 birthday, Halsey released a deluxe edition of her 2020 album Manic. The deluxe edition features the original album tracks, as well as bonus tracks and stripped down versions of some of the album tracks.

Gloria Estefan - The Standards (2013) [Official Digital Download]

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Gloria Estefan - The Standards (2013) [Official Digital Download]

Gloria Estefan - The Standards (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 53:24 | 562 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Gloria Estefan always has had an element of cabaret in her act but she's never tackled that staple of the supper club, the Great American Songbook, prior to 2013's The Standards. Produced by her husband and longtime collaborator Emilio Estefan, The Standards plays it by the book, choosing familiar songs and playing them in familiar ways. Namely, there are plenty of syrupy strings and tinkling pianos, sometimes punctuated by the murmuring saxophone.
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Katalyst - Nine Lives (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Katalyst - Nine Lives (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Katalyst - Nine Lives (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 37:41 | 425 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Katalyst’s style of music can best be described as “Contemporary Instrumental”. Each one of “The Kats” writes and composes, and as such, original compositions are filled with a variety of musical influences. Katalyst is not just a band however, it is a collective of producers, composers, session musicians, and writers. Whether it’s scoring an independent film, producing tracks for artists, or arranging and performing an artist’s music for a live show, Katalyst has all the elements to bring musical visions to life.

Australian Crawl - The Greatest Hits [Remastered] (2014)

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Australian Crawl - The Greatest Hits [Remastered] (2014)

Australian Crawl - The Greatest Hits [Remastered] (2014)
Pop Rock | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 01:18:17 | 556 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2014

Australian Crawl the band who from 1979-1986 perfectly married the sounds of the summer and good times into musical form, celebrate the 35th anniversary of their first single Beautiful People with a new careerspanning 'Greatest Hits' collection.

The Boys – The Boys… On Safari (2020)

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The Boys – The Boys… On Safari (2020)

The Boys – The Boys… On Safari (2020)
Punk Rock | FLAC (tracks) | Cover | 03:37:48 | 1.41 GB + 5% Recovery
Label: Cherry Red Records Ltd/Captain Oi | Tracks: 71 | Rls.date: 2020

Five CD box set covering legendary Punk band The Boys' period with Safari Records between 1979-81. Disc 1 is the band's third studio album To Hell With The Boys which reached #4 in the Independent Chart in early 1980 and features the Indie Chart hit singles 'Kamikaze' (#9) and 'Terminal Love' (#32). The second disc is 1981's Boys Only album which features the singles 'You'd Better Move On' and 'Weekend'. Disc 3 is a 22 track Rarities round-up containing eight previously unreleased studio demos alongside non LP B-sides and rare mixes. The fourth disc is the X rated Christmas Album issued under the name The Yobs, which now has three added bonus tracks. Long out of print on vinyl or CD and currently an expensive collector's item. The final disc is an In Concert recording for the BBC in 1980.

Josh White - The Elektra Years (2004)

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Josh White - The Elektra Years (2004)

Josh White - The Elektra Years (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) -> 602 MB | Artwork | 2:26:52
Genre: Blues | Label: Rhino Handmade | #RHM2 7879

Josh White's signing to Elektra Records in 1955 was the beginning of a third career phase for the South Carolina-born folk-blues singer and a big break for the label. At age 14 Josh recorded with the blind gospel singer Joe Taggart, which led to a contract with the American Record Corporation (later Columbia). In the mid-1930s, following a hand injury that left him unable to play guitar for several years, White appeared on Broadway and found success as a cabaret performer. During this time he emerged as a protest singer and released his biggest-selling record, "One Meat Ball," one of the defining hits of the post war, early folk revival. Then his career was nearly destroyed by the McCarthy hearings of the early 1950s.

Josh White - Backwater Blues (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Josh White - Backwater Blues (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Josh White - Backwater Blues (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 01:23:58 | 864 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Josh White had a long and varied career, beginning as a session guitarist in the 1920s, then had his own run of stellar blues 78s for Paramount and Columbia in the 1930s, becoming a cabaret bluesman in New York in the 1940s, only to be blacklisted as the McCarthy era dawned, which led to his association with Jac Holzman's fledgling Elektra label in 1955.

Psychic Temple - Houses of the Holy (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Psychic Temple - Houses of the Holy (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Psychic Temple - Houses of the Holy (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 01:21:05 | 928 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"There is no double album that would not be improved by removing it's worst songs and making it a single album…" With these words, Psychic Temple mastermind Chris Schlarb set out to prove himself wrong. Here's how he did it.In the modern history of rock music, the double album stands as the ultimate creative indulgence. A moment for an artist to make their grand statement amid the excess of four sides of vinyl. And yet, there is not one double LP that escapes the curse of filler: "Wah-Wah" on All Things Must Pass, "Night Flight" on Physical Graffiti, "Piggies" on the White Album, "Angel" on Tusk, etc. In 2016, Schlarb opened BIG EGO, a commercial recording studio in the same Long Beach neighborhood he grew up in.

Painted Doll - How to Draw Fire (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Painted Doll - How to Draw Fire (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Painted Doll - How to Draw Fire (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 38:53 | 849 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

From the seemingly implausible combination of death metal legend Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Death, Violation Wound, Abscess) and musician/comedian Dave Hill (Valley Lodge, Witch Taint) comes Painted Doll, a blend of hippie/psych/hard rock/prog and power pop from the duo’s shared love of 60s and early 70s music.

Fumi Tomita - Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Fumi Tomita - Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Fumi Tomita - Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 45:10 | 461 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker is the latest release from Fumi Tomita which features David Detweiler. Joining them are two of the leading voices in jazz, Art Hirahara on piano and Jimmy MacBride on drums. Detweiler and Tomita each contribute four compositions written to pay tribute to some of Charlie Parker's most notable compositions.

Doug Webb - Apples & Oranges (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Doug Webb - Apples & Oranges (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Doug Webb - Apples & Oranges (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 56:39 | 718 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Saxophonist Doug Webb delivers the fruits of his labors in abundance with his latest release "Apples & Oranges. Featuring a program of originals and a few familiar melodies, the album showcases strong showings by organist extraordinaire Brian Charette and drummer Andy Sanesi, who really keep the session in the pocket. These hard hitting tour de force performances affirm Webb s status as a saxophone colossus, and should encourage jazz enthusiasts to enjoy biting into "Apples & Oranges again and again with amazement and delight.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Smashing Pumpkins - Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Smashing Pumpkins - Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 15:24 | 325 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Though they emerged alongside grunge acts like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, the Smashing Pumpkins were the group least influenced by traditional underground rock. Headed by principal songwriter and frontman Billy Corgan, they fashioned an amalgam of progressive rock, heavy metal, goth, psychedelia, and dream pop, creating a layered, powerful sound driven by swirling, distorted guitars that churned beneath Corgan's angst-ridden lyrics. One of the most visible alternative rock bands of the early '90s, they achieved mainstream success over the decade with classic releases Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness before entering an uneven and often tumultuous chapter that carried them into the 2000s.

Orchestre de Paris & Sir John Barbirolli - Debussy: La Mer & Nocturnes (1969/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

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Orchestre de Paris & Sir John Barbirolli - Debussy:  La Mer & Nocturnes (1969/2020) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Orchestre de Paris & Sir John Barbirolli - Debussy: La Mer & Nocturnes (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 53:12 | 1.93 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Sir John Barbirolli was a British conductor and cellist. He is remembered above all as conductor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, which he helped save from dissolution in 1943 and conducted for the rest of his life. Earlier in his career he was Arturo Toscanini's successor as music director of the New York Philharmonic, serving from 1936 to 1943. He was also chief conductor of the Houston Symphony from 1961 to 1967, and was a guest conductor of many other orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, with all of which he made recordings.

Warren Bernhardt - So Real (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

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Warren Bernhardt - So Real (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Warren Bernhardt - So Real (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.20 kHz | Time - 56:37 | 999 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

A fine soloist who is influenced by Bill Evans but has his own musical identity, Warren Bernhardt has appeared in many different settings through the years. He studied classical piano, played in Chicago while attending college, and was with Paul Winter's sextet during 1961-1964. After moving to New York, Bernhardt was with Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, George Benson, and Jeremy Steig, in addition to doubling as a studio musician on many pop dates. He was with Jack DeJohnette's Directions (1976) and Steps Ahead (1984-1985), and has frequently led his own trios. Bernhardt has recorded several fine dates for DMP.