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VA - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014) 2CDs

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VA - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014) 2CDs

VA - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 670 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 262 Mb | Scans ~ 142 Mb | 01:54:47
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Folk | Label: Music Road | # MRR CD 018

'Looking into You', the first ever tribute album honoring Jackson Browne, features 23 hits and deep album cuts alike from the songwriter's catalogue. So many respected musicians wanted in - from Ben Harper, Don Henley with Blind Pilot and Lyle Lovett to Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa, and Lucinda Williams - that it had to be a double-disc set to fit them all on. The mix of old friends and younger admirers, up-and-comers and fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers alike offer their own interpretations of Browne's songs, from his first album - 1972's 'Jackson Browne' - to 1996's politically-slanted 'Looking East.' As befits a Texas-based label, Music Road's 'Looking Into You' also features a healthy Lone Star contingent, including Eliza Gilkyson, Bob Schneider, J.D. Souther, Kevin Welch, Shawn Colvin, and Jimmy LaFave.

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

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Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)

Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna - A Celtic Tale: The Legend Of Deirdre (1996)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Neo-Classical, New Age, Ambient | Label: Hearts O' Space | # 11063-2 | 00:43:59

Written and recorded by brothers Mychael & Jeff Danna between their other scoring projects, A Celtic Tale is the soundtrack to an imaginary film of the Irish legend of Deirdre. Both the album and the legend reflect many aspects of love and sorrow. The Danna brothers mix Celtic folk, symphonic, and ambient music into a distinctive and fitting setting for Deirdre's star-crossed story. Though she is betrothed to a king, Deirdre finds her true love; she and her lover are exiled. When they try to return to their land, Deirdre's lover is killed, and she is imprisoned by the king she was to marry. Love and war blend in Deirdre's story; similarly, the music combines authentic Celtic instruments such as fiddle, tin whistle, flute, uilleann and highland pipes, and wire-strung harp with orchestral power and electronic atmospherics. Both listenable and powerful, A Celtic Tale showcases the Dannas' skill for creating emotionally accessible, technically beautiful music.

Lori McKenna - The Balladeer (2020)

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Lori McKenna - The Balladeer (2020)

Lori McKenna - The Balladeer (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:37:37
Alt. Country, Folk Rock, Americana, Female Vocal | Label: CN Records, Thirty Tigers

Home and the people who make it have captivated Lori McKenna for years. Over the last three decades, as she became a wife and mother of five, she has also emerged as one of the most respected, prolific singer-songwriters in popular music. Her 2016 release The Bird and the Rifle netted three Grammy nominations, along with Americana Music Association nods - all firsts for McKenna as an artist. Then, she made history: In 2016, she became the first woman ever to win the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year two years in a row thanks to co-writing Little Big Town’s Girl Crush and penning Tim McGraw’s no. 1 Humble and Kind solo. Both songs also clinched back-to-back Grammy wins for Best Country Song. In 2017, she became the Academy of Country Music’s first female Songwriter of the Year. The Tree [2018], her eleventh studio album, was nominated for the 2019 Americana Awards Album of the Year. 2020 brings a new record for McKenna, The Balladeer, produced by Dave Cobb.

La Confrerie Des Fous - La Confrerie Des Fous (1979) {2014, Remastered}

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La Confrerie Des Fous - La Confrerie Des Fous (1979) {2014, Remastered}

La Confrerie Des Fous - La Confrerie Des Fous (1979) {2014, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 262 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 94 Mb
Full Scans ~ 95 Mb | 00:39:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Progressive Folk Rock | O-Music #OM 71070

La Confrérie Des Fous was created in 1979 by Laurent Vercambre and common for groups towards the end of the 1970's, their shows consisted of a mix of theater, revue, slapstick and comedy, as well as original music with, just to mention a few, elements of both Rhythm and Blues and Folk. Appearing on stage with as many as 8 people - 12 musicians are to be heard on their only album - the group combined an eclectic mix of music and performance with components found in the medieval carnival-culture. They use violin, hurdy gurdy, viola, dulcimer, and synths to create an almost circus feel.

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

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VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 535 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time-Life/Universal | # 25912-D 3145458912 INO2 | 01:30:39
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Soul, Folk

For the compilers of Time-Life Music's Singers & Songwriters series, which – more or less – chronicles the 1970s singer/songwriter movement, the 24-month period 1970-1971 marked the real birth of that trend, with the popular emergence of such defining figures as James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, John Denver, and Cat Stevens, all of whom had their first big hits in the style included here.

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

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Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (1970) [MFSL Remastered 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans included | 00:36:04
Country-Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2137

Workingman’s Dead defies the erroneous belief that the Grateful Dead never attained brilliance in the recording studio. Forever prized for natural sonics, Workingman’s Dead attains audiophile reference status courtesy of this first-ever hybrid SACD version. As flawless as any rustic album ever released, the 1970 set now brims with soaring harmonies, organic execution, intertwined textures, and uncomplicated structures. The first Grateful Dead album to eschew cosmic jams and complex signatures, Workingman’s Dead stakes its existence to great songs, homespun warmth, and bare essentials.

Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994) [Re-Up]

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Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994) [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI Music Special Markets | # 72435-81183-2-2 | Time: 00:30:22
Soft Rock, Folk, AM Pop, Singer/Songwriter

This ten-track budget-priced collection, excerpted and resequenced from a longer version released in Japan, presents Laura Nyro at the piano along with a female vocal trio, performing a combination of the hit songs she penned, some 1950s and '60s hits of others she loved, and some of her newer material of the early 1990s. Four rock & roll oldies, the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love," the Miracles' "Ooh Baby Baby," Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," and the Everly Brothers' "Let It Be Me," are interrupted by three of Nyro's own oldies, "And When I Die," "Save the Country," and "Wedding Bell Blues." This abbreviated version of the set then concludes with three then-recent songs, "Light a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)," "Louise's Church," and "Woman of the World," songs that continue to seem more preachy and less personal than her earlier work.

ZAZ - Recto Verso (2013)

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ZAZ - Recto Verso (2013)

ZAZ - Recto Verso (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 298 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 120 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Folk, Pop Rock, Chanson | Play On / Sony Music Russia #88883725652

Recto Verso is the second studio album by French singer Zaz, released on 10 May 2013 under the label Play On. The album was Zaz's first album in three years, after her eponymous début, released in 2010. It débuted on the French Album Chart at #2 and to date has spawned three singles, "On ira", "Si" and "Gamine". Musically, it is largely in a similar style to Zaz's début album. The title refers to the two sides of Zaz's personality, which she wished to express in the music of the album. Recto Verso went on to spend ten weeks in the top 10 albums and has been certified Double Platinum as of December 2013.

Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)

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Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)

Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:59:51 | 661 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Mooncrest Records

Andru Chapman These two albums are part of a clutch of albums Michael made when he was between record companies and which he recorded for his own production company Rural Retreat Records. Rural Retreat West Virginia, on the old Virgin Creeper Line, was the subject of one of O.Winston Link's famous "train" pics of whom MC is a huge fan. We made the pilgrimage on one of our US road trips hence the name.

Marc Miralta - Flamenco Reunion (2013)

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Marc Miralta - Flamenco Reunion (2013)

Marc Miralta - Flamenco Reunion (2013)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 343MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 151MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Flamenco, Fusion

The new album of Catalan drummer Marc Miralta, entitled 'Flamenco Reunion' (Contrabaix / Karonte) is simply very good, one of those albums worth hearing several times because all the music contained therein excellence rubs and it is always outstanding. Yes, jazz, flamenco and flamenco jazz, enjoys an enviable health. Fifteen years ago Miralta edited 'New York Flamenco Reunion', a great drummer disk where acknowledged his debt to flamenco music that (re) discovered while in the United States. Are those paradoxes of life: Miralta had to go outside to see the value of flamenco for your own music.

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

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Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk | Label: Mercury | # 832 133-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Primitive Dance is a 1987 album by Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady. The song "The Awakening" features the vocals of Irish singer Moya Brennan. Mark Knopfler guests on guitar on one track.

Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (2020)

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Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (2020)

Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:20:30 | 184 / 477 Mb
Genre: Pop, Folk, Indie, Alternative / Label: Asthmatic Kitty

The Ascension is the eighth studio album from singer, songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens and is the long awaited follow-up to Stevens' Carrie abd Lowell. In the time between Carrie and Lowell and The Ascension, Stevens also released Oscar-nominated music for the Luca Guadagnino film Call Me By Your Name; a collaborative album entitled Planetarium with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National) and James Mcalister; The Decalogue, a solo piano work performed by Timo Andres; and scored several works for ballet: Reflections (Houston Ballet) and Principia (NYCB). The Ascension is musically expansive and sweeping in thematic scope.

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013) [Re-Up]

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Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013) [Re-Up]

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:20
Contemporary Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: True North | # TND577

These Wilder Things is full of timeless tunes from the haunting gospel sounds of Trouble and Woe to the bluegrassy One Light Shining (featuring Jerry Douglas) to the Irish-flavored Life Is Long. This recording delves deeper into darker, indie-pop sounds, especially on songs like the moody title track or Pockets, featuring iconic roots-rocker Mark Knopfler on guitar and vocals. The nine originals on this record prove Ruth is a first-rate songwriter along the lines of Gillian Welch, while her stunning makeover of Bruce Springsteen s Dancing in the Dark would even leave The Boss s jaw on the floor. Appealing to indie fans as well as lovers of folk and Americana music, These Wilder Things confirms that Ruth Moody is indeed one force to be reckoned with.

Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs

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Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs

Wolfe Tones - 25th Anniversary (1989) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 635 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 259 Mb | Scans included
Irish Rebel Folk, Celtic, Folk Pop | Label: Harmac | # HMCD 50 | Time: 01:51:17

Just as the title implies, 25 Years of Greatness is a career-spanning 32-track compilation covering most of the highlights of the Wolfe Tones' first quarter of a century. There is the important caveat, however, that like many folk groups, the Wolfe Tones have recorded many of their most popular songs several times, and this collection tends to favor more recent and/or more arranged versions of the Spartan originals that graced early albums like Let the People Sing. That's not as much of a problem as it would be with some groups, however, as the Wolfe Tones have wisely resisted any temptation to "update," "modernize," or otherwise ruin a traditional Irish folk style that has worked for them for so long; even the Fairport Convention-like electric track of the new "Rock On Rockall" has a bracingly traditional feel to it. This is the Wolfe Tones set to have if you're having just one, but there's plenty more where this came from.

Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)

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Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)

Olivia Ruiz - La femme chocolat (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 983 367-2 | Time: 00:53:29 | Scans included
Nouvelle Chanson, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk, French Pop

Olivia Ruiz rose to fame in 2001 as a contestant on the first edition of the TV reality show Star Academy, the French equivalent of American Idol. Subsequently, Ruiz exploited her popularity to secure a record deal and pursue a solo career. Certainly, her Star Academy background has been both a curse and a blessing for Ruiz. On the one hand it allowed her to become a recording artist; on the other it made her immediately suspicious to critics and music lovers, because of the dubious musical merits of such shows. It is thus an unexpected and pleasant surprise to realize than in her solo albums Ruiz is firmly bent in disowning the Star Academy stigma, enthusiastically embracing instead the French chanson genre. More surprising still is the fact that she actually fully succeeded in her goals with the release of her second album, La Femme Chocolat. A marked improvement, both artistically and commercially, over her 2003 debut, J'aime Pas l'Amour, La Femme Chocolat sold over a million copies and turned Ruiz into one of the best-paid French female singers of her generation.