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Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

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Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

Clannad - In A Lifetime: The Best Of Clannad (2003) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 698 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans included | 01:55:29
Celtic Folk, New Age, Celtic Pop, Ethnic Fusion, Folk Rock | Label: BMG | # 82876 564022

The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime is a greatest hits compilation album by Irish folk group Clannad. It contains two new tracks, "Christmas Angels" and "What Will I Do", the latter of which is on the soundtrack to the Kevin Costner film Message in a Bottle. 2003 UK Limited Edition 26-track 2-CD album set comprising of 18-track CD including Theme From Harrys Game In A Lifetime - featuring Bono & duets with Paul Young & Bruce Hornsby plus BONUS 8-track CD featuring their most laid-back tracks & 3 previously unreleased chilled-out remixes & Saltwater by Chicane.

Fleet Foxes - Albums Collection 2008-2011 (3CD) [Re-Up]

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Fleet Foxes - Albums Collection 2008-2011 (3CD) [Re-Up]

Fleet Foxes - Albums Collection 2008-2011 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 695 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 318 Mb | Scans Included
Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Indie Rock, Americana | Time: 01:48:10

Acclaimed indie band from Seattle with an earthy, harmony-rich sound influenced by American country-rock and British folk-rock. Collection includes: 'Sun Giant' (2008) EP, 'Fleet Foxes' (2008), and 'Helplessness Blues' (2011).

Marilyn Mazur - Shamania (2019) {RareNoise Records}

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Marilyn Mazur - Shamania (2019) {RareNoise Records}

Marilyn Mazur - Shamania (2019) {RareNoise Records}
WEB | FLAC tracks | Front | 288MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 134MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Ethnic Fusion, Avant-Garde Jazz

Marilyn Mazur's album Shamania is fascinating. Both impressionistic and abstract, it emphasizes wordless vocals and sounds while incorporating elements of global jazz and world music. The ten artists who play with Mazur are all women and hail from the Scandinavian avant-garde jazz scene. Mazur's compositions are like kaleidoscopic postcards. The set begins with the ethereal "New Secret," where vocals permeate over a soft, flowing rhythm as the music evolves into a bird-like dream. On the safari-sounding "Rytmeritual," the vocal bounces off the horns over a rolling rhythm. "CHAAS" begins with a soft trumpet solo and develops into a rambunctious ride, like jeepney travel on the streets of Manila.

Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (1989) {ECM 1402}

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Jan Garbarek - Rosensfole (1989) {ECM 1402}

Agnes Buen Garnas / Jan Garbarek - Rosenfole: Medieval Songs from Norway (1989) {ECM 1402}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 123MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Norwegian Folk, Medieval, Ethnic Fusion

Jazz musicians in the main rarely take music from ancient times and advance it with improvisation, as modernity generally speaks for itself. Jan Garbarek has always been the type of performer interested in taking natural and spiritual elements from his native Norway, incorporating them into his personalized saxophone sound, but here with Rosensfole he's outdone himself, adapting historic period medieval folk songs toward a futuristic mood. The singing of Agnes Buen Garnas and Garbarek's various percussion or synthesizer sounds surround a minimal complement of tenor or soprano saxophone, reminiscent of aural imagery perhaps from the Moors, the upper atmosphere, or the cold waters of his homeland.

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

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The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 594 Mb | Scans ~ 287 Mb
British Folk, Folk Revival, Celtic | Label: Cherry Tree | # CRTREEBOX16 | 04:18:48

This 4 CD collection gathers together for the first time the entire Ian Campbell Folk Group catalogue recorded for Transatlantic Records, covering the period 1963-1968. This collection includes 6 studio albums plus related bonus material from the period. The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most respected, influential and best known British folk groups of the 1960’s. Taking their origins from Aberdeen, the band formed in Birmingham in 1958. They signed to Transatlantic Records in 1963 and proceeded to record the content of this collection over the next 6 years. They topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, made numerous TV appearances, attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 and were prolific live performers throughout Europe. Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg who both achieved fame with Fairport Convention, are featured in this collection.

Bal Des Boiteux - Gods And Horses (2004)

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Bal Des Boiteux - Gods And Horses (2004)

Bal Des Boiteux - Gods And Horses (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 259.26 Mb + 83.53 Mb (Scans) | 44:20
Avant-Folk, Avant-Prog, Chamber Jazz | Country: Belgium | Label: HA'Records - HA 6004 2

Bal des boiteux was een Belgische band die een mengeling bracht van jazz, folk, klassieke muziek en rockmuziek. In 2004 verscheen het debuutalbum Gods and horses, dat werd geproduceerd door Stef Kamil Carlens en Karel De Backer. De opvolger Small house wide open verscheen in 2006. De band speelde onder meer op Waterpop en Festival Dranouter.

Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992) [Re-Up]

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Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992) [Re-Up]

Pat Metheny - Secret Story (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 436 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Label: Geffen | # GED 24468, GEFD 24468 | Time: 01:16:26
Crossover Jazz, World Fusion, Ethnic Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Secret Story is among the more provocative recordings in Pat Metheny's oeuvre. Combining the relaxed groove of the early Pat Metheny Group recordings, it is full of odd sounds, exotic instrumentation, and the participation of members of the London Orchestra conducted by Jeremy Lubbock. Along with regular group members – bassist Steve Rodby, drummer Paul Wertico, percussionist Naná Vasconcelos, pianist-keyboardist Lyle Mays – numerous guests adorn these tracks as well: bassists Charlie Haden and Will Lee, percussionist Armando Marcal, vocalist Mark Ledford, jazz harmonica legend Toots Thielmans, Gil Goldstein, and Pat's brother Mike Metheny. But what's most notable is that none of these players are constants, as this is most certainly a Metheny solo effort: Secret Story is his own song, so to speak. His acoustic and electric guitars are augmented by synthesizers and samplers, and no matter how lush these proceedings get, they are never overwhelmed by production.

Santana - The Best Instrumentals (1997) [Re-Up]

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Santana - The Best Instrumentals (1997) [Re-Up]

Santana - The Best Instrumentals (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music Media | # SMM 486863 2 | Time: 01:11:17
Instrumental Guitar Rock, Blues-Rock, Latin Rock, Fusion

Picking out the best instrumentals from Carlos Santana's thirty-year recording career is a daunting task at best, and a fan can certainly find reasons to disagree with some of the choices made in this collection. However, this German release is valuable in bringing together undisputed Santana classic guitar pieces like "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)," "Samba Pa Ti," "Flor D'Luna (Moonflower)" and "Soul Sacrifice" with lesser known masterworks like "Aqua Marine" and the superb "Song of the Wind." True, there's no "Toussaint L'Ouverture" or "Incident at Neshabur," but how would you like to have to narrow this long-lived band's catalog down to fifteen tracks? Besides, the true fan already has the original albums and earlier compilations. This disc takes its listeners on a high intensity trip through time on the spiritual wings of Carlos Santana's soaring electric guitar. It's a trip worth taking.

Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004) [Re-Up]

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Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004) [Re-Up]

Ana Caram - Hollywood Rio (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: Chesky | # JD276 | Time: 00:42:25

A superior Brazilian jazz singer, Ana Caram takes a slight detour on this CD, stretching her repertoire while mostly still performing in a style influenced by bossa nova. One does not get to hear such songs as "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Smile," and "As Time Goes By" in a bossa nova setting that often. Also unusual is that Michel Freidenson plays all of the instruments other than the reeds (which are performed by Lawrence Feldman), and most of his electronic instruments sound real enough not to be an issue. The focus throughout is on Caram's lovely voice and she excels on this material, showing that it really is not what you sing but how you sing it. Recommended.

Stephan Micus - Towards The Wind (2002) {ECM 1804}

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Stephan Micus - Towards The Wind (2002) {ECM 1804}

Stephan Micus - Towards The Wind (2002) {ECM 1804}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 227MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 132MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Ethnic Fusion

Being a perpetual student, Stephan Micus usually makes world music by default. He breathes patience and skill into the exotic instruments he uncovers, but certainly with respectful bending of the rules along the way. Towards the Wind follows in the same exploratory tradition – educated, but unassuming as to the nature of what an instrument is "supposed to do." Here, the album evokes an easily digestible cross section of Middle Eastern mysticism – swirling sand dunes, rust-colored sunsets, and sacred spaces.

The Souljazz Orchestra - Chaos Theories (2019)

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The Souljazz Orchestra - Chaos Theories (2019)

The Souljazz Orchestra - Chaos Theories (2019)
MP3 CBR 320kbps ~ 104.14 Mb | 00:45:04 | Cover
World, Afrobeat, Funk, Latin | Country: Canada (Ottawa, Ontario) | Label: Strut (STRUT028CD)

The Souljazz Orchestra return with a brand new studio album for our troubled times, ‘Chaos Theories’, released on Strut on 13 th September. Always known for their uncompromising social and political messages, the Canadian collective hit harder than ever on 9 new tracks, outing the hypocrisy of modern day politics, police brutality and the everyday struggle of the working man.

VA - Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 (2012) [Re-Up]

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VA - Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 (2012) [Re-Up]

VA - Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sublime Frequencies | # SF060CD | Time: 01:09:53
Classic Rock, Rock & Roll, Psychedelia, Ethnic

A whole sociological study could probably be based around Saigon Rock & Soul, a double-album compilation of killer Vietnamese pop/rock tracks from the late ‘60s to mid-‘70s, but that will be left to more academically minded types in order to focus on the music at hand. The tunes included here were surely the product of Western music's influence, as American soldiers brought the sounds of U.S. rock, pop, and soul along with them over the course of the Vietnam War. By the late ‘60s, a whole subgenre of than nac ("modern music") had emerged, as hordes of young Vietnamese musicians absorbed and emulated the music that arrived from overseas. Besides local clubs, many of the artists featured here performed – and often recorded – at U.S. army bases, where the soldiers made up a major portion of their fan base.

Krishna Das - The Best Of Krishna Das (2007) [Re-Up]

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Krishna Das - The Best Of Krishna Das (2007) [Re-Up]

Krishna Das - The Best Of Krishna Das (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Covers included
New Age, Ethnic Fusion, Relaxation, Spiritual | Label: Triloka | # 7639 | Time: 01:01:27

Like Greatest Hits of the Kali Yuga, The Best of Krishna Das samples the singer's earlier devotional works, here drawing upon his albums One Track Heart, Pilgrim Heart, Breath of the Heart, Live on Earth, and Door of Faith. A devotee of Maharaj Ji Neem Karoli Baba, Krishna Das has spent much of his adult life making good on his vow to use his singing voice to alleviate suffering in the world. Krishna Das is that most wonderful blend of Eastern and Western cultures; originally a resident of Long Island, N.Y., he studied in northern India as a young man and has since spent decades reinterpreting the sacred music of that land in ways that are pleasant and often surprising. As a man who sounds at times like Waylon Jennings and who is obviously enamored of the "lila" or divine playfulness, Krishna Das seems to enjoy deliberately toying with the unusual and even humorous aspects of the East/West dichotomy, as when on the album One Track Heart he sang a "Krishna Waltz" that sounded more than a little like the old cowboy tune "Get Along Little Dogies." As an encapsulation of his life's work, this Krishna Das best-of collection is entirely devoted to Sri Neem Karoli Baba and through him to the One Deity with a thousand names and as many aspects as there are atoms in the universe.

Tino Gonzales - A World Of Blues (2002)

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Tino Gonzales - A World Of Blues (2002)

Tino Gonzales - A World Of Blues (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 450 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Modern Electric Blues | Label: DixieFrog | # DFGCD 8533 | Time: 00:59:07

'A World of Blues,' Tino Gonzales’ fourth CD for Dixiefrog, pays tribute to the Old World roots of the blues, weaving together gypsy accordion, African and world percussion.

VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)

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VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)

VA - Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:48
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Celtic, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Topic | # TSCD519

In 1972, Mike and Lal Waterson released an extraordinary album of their original songs, Bright Phoebus. This magical collection of very English songwriting has long been acknowledged a classic and one of the finest achievements of the British folk revival. Shining Bright was conceived to pay tribute to Mike & Lal's remarkable songs, and it draws upon the songs recorded for Bright Phoebus, and on a further dozen songs written at the same time but not previously recorded. Features 15 tracks performed by Norma Waterson, Dayteller, Maddy Prior, Richard Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Blue Murder, Dick Gaughan, Linda & Teddy Thompson, Helen Watson, Billy Bragg & The Blokes, Martin Carthy, Christine Collister & others.