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Chris Smither - Small Revelations (1997)

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Chris Smither - Small Revelations (1997)

Chris Smither - Small Revelations (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:57
Folk-Rock, Contemporary Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: HighTone | # HCD 8077

Chris Smither's reflective, lyrical songwriting, richly textured singing voice and bluesy acoustic-guitar playing serve him well on SMALL REVELATIONS. Smither is especially adept at country-inspired, toe-tapping tunes spiked with skeptical wit and wisdom, like "Winsome Smile" ("Listen to me now, you suffer from a sad misapprehension/That if she could read your mind she'd see just how it oughta be/But she's read it all by now/And your style don't get a grip on her attention.") Equally impressive are Smither's all-out blues tracks (including an outstanding cover of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom"), and his brooding, poignant near-ballads, especially the leisurely, contemplative title track. Smither once again proves himself worthy of his fine reputation, especially among fellow musicians, as a plain-speaking, original and supremely talented guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Arbouretum - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (6CD)

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Arbouretum - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (6CD)

Arbouretum - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.52 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 650 Mb | Scans included | 04:08:32
Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock

Alternative band that combined the sludgy jams of stoner rock with melancholy folk. Collection includes: Long Live the Well-Doer (2004); Rites of Uncovering (2007); Song of the Pearl (2009); The Gathering (2011); Aureola (2012); Coming Out of the Fog (2013).

Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 (1972) 40th Anniversary Special Edition, Remastered Reissue 2012

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Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 (1972) 40th Anniversary Special Edition, Remastered Reissue 2012

Gilberto Gil - Expresso 2222 (1972) Remastered Reissue 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:25
MPB, Tropicalia, Brazilian Pop, Brazilian Folk | Label: Universal Music | # 04228489392

Expresso 2222, Gilberto Gil's first album back in Brazil after spending two years in exile, is a spirited return to form, filled with driving, funky bass, hammering piano, and percussive guitar work. Gil's compositions are on par with the best of his 1968 and 1969 self-titled albums, but is a more even overall affair forsaking the outright diversity Gil showed on those previous albums for a more cohesive set of songs, and while the performances aren't as outrageously groundbreaking, with Expresso 2222 Gil had already proved how far he was capable of pushing the envelope, and so the insane arrangements were no longer necessary. This makes Expresso 2222 one of Gil's most immediately palatable releases of his entire career, and compared to the standards of global rock & roll it is of the most compelling and complex yet accessible albums released in the 20th century. Gil's compositions are melodic and beautiful, and his arrangements are imaginative as always; from using a chorus of backing vocals to great effect on "O Canto de Ema" and "Sai do Sereno" to the rhythmic interplay between Gil's guitar, vocals, and layered percussion on the title track, Gil is in top form throughout the album.

Chris Smither - Live As I'll Ever Be (2000)

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Chris Smither - Live As I'll Ever Be (2000)

Chris Smither - Live As I'll Ever Be (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Folk-Blues, Folk-Rock | Label: HighTone | # HCD8120 | Time: 01:02:10

Chris Smither's Another Way to Find You was the live album that chronicled his career up to 1991. Live As I'll Ever Be takes up where that one left off, featuring songs from the four albums he released in the '90s. It was recorded over several years – beginning in 1996 – and captured performances in California, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Ireland. One mike recorded his large, unmistakable voice; the other was placed on the floor to pick up his steadily tapping and stomping feet. Many audience favorites were included, such as "I Am the Ride," "Slow Surprise," "Small Revelations," and "Up on the Lowdown." Two covers, Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" and Rolly Sally's "Killin' the Blues," were also recorded. There are entertaining song intros and bits of warm banter with the audience, too. Chris Smither is always at his best when he is performing live. In fact, he often says that he writes songs and records albums just so he can perform live, and not the other way around. Live As I'll Ever Be gives you a great front-row seat, any time you want it.

Gary Farr - Sonho De Gary (2018)

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Gary Farr - Sonho De Gary (2018)

Gary Farr - Sonho De Gary (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 407 MB | Cover | 1:15:34 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 173 MB
Jazz, Piano Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Secret Formula Records

Chill out with some mellow piano jazz by Gary Farr's favorite Bossa Nova's and Samba's mixed in with some original songs. 76 minutes of music.

VA - Joe (soundtrack) (1970) {Mercury} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Joe (soundtrack) (1970) {Mercury} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Joe (soundtrack) (1970) {Mercury}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 71 mb
Genre: soundtrack, R&B, soul, country, jazz, junkanoo, Indian classical

Joe is the 1970 soundtrack to the film by director John G. Avildsen. It features the title track by Jerry Butler plus songs by Bobby Scott, Dean Michaels, and Exuma. a nice diverse seleection of music that represents the era of cinematic history. Also historic: Mercury Records.

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Esprit des Balkans (Balkan Spirit) (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9898}

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Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Esprit des Balkans (Balkan Spirit) (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9898}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XXI - Esprit des Balkans (Balkan Spirit) (2013) {Alia Vox AVSA9898}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 411 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 181 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 834 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Alia Vox | AVSA9898
World Music / Chamber Music

Jordi Savall once again enriches our view of a region teeming with history: the Balkans. Following on the success of Spirit of Armenia, Alia Vox, a label acclaimed for revealing hidden gems from the vast history of music, presents Balkan Spirit - a collection of music that sheds light on a little-known repertoire that conveys the whole spectrum of human emotions. Presented with both the iconographic richness and quality packaging that Alia Vox is famous for, this journey of musical discovery is another important milestone in the discography of Catalan master Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hesperion XXI.

Beck - Mutations/The Mutations Conversations (1998) {Bong Load/DGC} **[RE-UP]**

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Beck - Mutations/The Mutations Conversations (1998) {Bong Load/DGC} **[RE-UP]**

Beck - Mutations/The Mutations Conversations (1998) {Bong Load/DGC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 333 mb, 79 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 110 mb. 49 mb
Genre: alternative, bossa nova, acoustic, country, Americana/spoken word, interview

In April 1988, Beck entered the studio in Los Angeles to record an album with producer Nigel Godrich. The album, Mutations, was originally intended to be released as a "parenthetical" album on indie label Bong Load Custom Recordings. Beck later decided to release it on DGC Records.

Beck - Deadweight (UK CD5) (1997) {Geffen} **[RE-UP]**

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Beck - Deadweight (UK CD5) (1997) {Geffen} **[RE-UP]**

Beck - Deadweight (UK CD5) (1997) {Geffen}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 68 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 27 mb
Genre: alternative, bossa nova, Americana, acoustic, country

Deadweight is the 1997 single by Beck Hansen, known under the mononym Beck. It features the hit song plus two non-LP tracks. The song is taken from the soundtrack to A Life Less Ordinary. Geffen funded the checks.
With the success of Odelay to look at, Beck was now asked to do music for films. "Deadweight" is a song taken from the Odelay recording sessions, and would be a brief pit stop between the Odelay experience and the forthcoming Mutations.

Beck - Tropicalia (UK CD5) (1998) {Bong Load/Geffen} **[RE-UP]**

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Beck - Tropicalia (UK CD5) (1998) {Bong Load/Geffen} **[RE-UP]**

Beck - Tropicalia (UK CD5) (1998) {Bong Load/Geffen}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 79 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 25 mb
Genre: alternative, bossa nova

Tropicalia is the 1998 single by Beck Hansen. Better known under the mononym Beck, this is the first single from his album Mutations and this CD5 from the United Kingdom features the hit song plus two non-LP tracks. Bong Load and Geffen united for firmness.

Ravi Shankar - Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali (1962) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

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Ravi Shankar - Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali (1962) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD]

Ravi Shankar - Improvisations & Theme From Pather Panchali (1962)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 210 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 2.31 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 1.42 Gb
World Pacific, ST-1416 | Hindustani, Indian Classical

First released in 1961, Improvisations features some ahead-of-the-curve jazz-Indian fusion, thanks to Ravi Shankar's collaboration with bassist Gary Peacock and saxophonist Bud Shank. The album also includes Shankar's improvisations on the theme he wrote for the film "Pather Panchali," by Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray, as well as the three-part "Raga Rageshri." A visionary recording…

Raymond Froggatt - The Voice And Writing Of Raymond Froggatt (1968) Expanded Reissue 2004

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Raymond Froggatt - The Voice And Writing Of Raymond Froggatt (1968) Expanded Reissue 2004

Raymond Froggatt - The Voice And Writing Of Raymond Froggatt (1968) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans ~ 124 Mb | 01:07:04
British Folk, Baroque Pop, Folk-Rock, Country | Label: Repertoire | # REPUK 1023

Froggatt's debut album was a bland singer/songwriter effort, mixing in parts of troubadour folk and late-'60s middle-of-the-road British pop/rock. At times, particularly on some of the more bittersweet tunes, it's a little reminiscent of the softer aspects of the early Bee Gees (check "Lonely Old World" for a dose of that). Some of the more hale pop-folk-rock cuts might vaguely bring Donovan's more mainstream work to mind, although Donovan was miles better. Occasional tracks like the traditional "Corinna Corrina" and the guitar instrumental "Sonnet by Hartley Cain" tread close to contemporary folk. But others deploy hokily dated and at times unbearably cutesy orchestration, such as "Red Balloon (Callow-La-Vita)" (covered for a British hit by the Dave Clark Five) and the oompah-horn-laden "Roly." It's a peculiar endeavor that seems unsure of whether to aim for a frivolous pop audience or a more serious folky one, but the lack of focus is less of a problem than the mediocrity of the music. [The 2004 CD reissue on Repertoire adds a dozen bonus tracks from 1968-1969 singles, though three of these are just the single mixes of songs from the album.]

Jordi Francis - The Brightest Star (2018)

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Jordi Francis - The Brightest Star (2018)

Jordi Francis - The Brightest Star (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 43:29 min | 99 Mb
Style: Celtic, Folk, New Age | Label: Jordi Francis

"The Brightest Star" is Jordi Francis' debut album and a culmination of the last two years of a journey through losing his mother. From hopelessness to success, each song explores the very different and raw emotions he experiences through different phases over the past two years.

Robbie McIntosh - Thanks Chet (2018)

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Robbie McIntosh - Thanks Chet (2018)

Robbie McIntosh - Thanks Chet (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:40:07 | 92.74 Mb | Cover
Folk | Country: United Kingdom (Brighton) | Label: Universal / Island Records

To celebrate the everlasting genius of Chet Atkins and 60 years of the Gretsch Country Gentleman ‘Thanks Chet’, the new album by British guitar legend Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, The Pretenders, John Mayer, Tom Jones), is a tribute to the sound that revolutionised rock ’n’ roll as we know it.

Beck - Jack-Ass (UK CD5) (1997) {Bong Load/Geffen} **[RE-UP]**

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Beck - Jack-Ass (UK CD5) (1997) {Bong Load/Geffen} **[RE-UP]**

Beck - Jack-Ass (UK CD5) (1997) {Bong Load/Geffen}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 162 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 64 mb
Genre: alternative, mariachi

Jack-Ass is the 1997 single by American artist Beck Hansen, who is known under the mononym Beck. Released by Bong Load Records in conjunction with Geffen, this was the fifth and final single from Beck's super-successful album Odelay. The CD single features two remixes of the hit song along with a Spanish version of it called "Burro", done in a Mexican mariachi fashion. The CD also contains three songs not found on the Odelay album.