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Various Artists - Rock And New Wave: The Ultimate Collection [5CD] (2021)

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Various Artists - Rock And New Wave: The Ultimate Collection [5CD] (2021)

Various Artists - Rock And New Wave: The Ultimate Collection [5CD] (2021)
Rock, Punk, New Wave, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 05:47:34 | 2,54 Gb
Label: Rhino/Union Square Music (UK) | Cat.# ULTIM5CDW34 | Released: 2021-05-28

Weighing in at a hefty 100 tracks across five CDs, "Rock And New Wave: The Ultimate Collection" surveys four decades of hits. The album runs from the beginnings of hard rock in the late 60s (Deep Purple, Iron Butterfly) through the mid-70s (Dr Feelgood, Hawkwind) via punk from the UK (The Damned, The Stranglers) and the US (Ramones, Richard Hell & The Voidoids) to new wave (Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Television). There's also space for eighties US metal (Faith No More, Skid Row), UK alternative rock (Echo & The Bunnymen, The Jesus & Mary Chain) and tracks from the new romantic artists that were inspired by New Wave (A Flock Of Seagulls, The Associates) alongside British rockers from the 90s and 00s (The Darkness, Terrorvision). "Rock And New Wave: The Ultimate Collection" features 100 anthems to appeal to any fan of guitar music.

Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)

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Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)

Peter Case - Peter Case (1986)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 293 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 MB
47:44 | Folk Rock | Label: Geffen Goldline

Former leader of Nerves (Californian punk-rock group) and Plimsouls, he began a solo career in 1987. Described as a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone magazine, his first album was produced by T Bone Burnett. John Hiatt, the Byrds are on it. His unmistakable voice serves autobiographical lyrics in a mix of scorching rock and edgy blues.

Carrie Rodriguez & The Sacred Hearts - Lola (2016)

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Carrie Rodriguez & The Sacred Hearts - Lola (2016)

Carrie Rodriguez & The Sacred Hearts - Lola (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 119 Mb
Folk-Rock, Folk, Tex-Mex, Mexican | Label: Luz Records | # LR001 | Time: 00:48:08

Carrie Rodriguez is a Texan singer-songwriter and violinist whose repertoire includes country, folk and rock, but is at her best when she explores her Mexican roots. Her great aunt Eva Garza, a Spanish-language singing star in the 1940s, inspired Rodriguez to “create my own blend of Tex-Mex music”. It’s a mix of classic Mexican songs, many slow and unashamedly emotional, and her own compositions, which are often in the ranchera tradition. The opener, Perfidia, shows how well Rodriguez has succeeded. She revives this tuneful, well-worn song of betrayal with pained, attacking vocals, helped by strong harmony work by Raul Malo and glorious twanging guitar by the great Bill Frisell. Elsewhere, there’s a powerful treatment of the 30s love song Noche de Ronda. Rodriguez’s compositions have a dash of country-blues and include a tribute to the ranchera star Lola Beltrán. This is a fresh, confident set.

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

Open Road - Windy Daze (2CD) (1971) {2021 Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red}

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Open Road - Windy Daze (2CD) (1971) {2021 Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red}

Open Road - Windy Daze (2CD) (1971) {2021 Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no CUE or log) | scans | 504 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 195 mb
Genre: folk rock, psychedelic rock

Windy Daze is a 1971 album by Open Road, and this is a two-disc deluxe edition. This was remastered in 2021 by Esoteric Recordings/Cherry Red.

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (50th Anniversary Edition) (1971/2021)

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David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (50th Anniversary Edition) (1971/2021)

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (50th Anniversary Edition) (1971/2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 575 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 238 Mb | 01:42:52
Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Rhino Entertainment

Singer-songwriter David Crosby's solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name, was dismissed by critics when it came out in 1971. Over the years, however, appreciation has grown for the album's adventurous aesthetic, stacked harmonies and haunting lyrics about loss and confusion. Billed as Crosby's solo debut, the album was anything but a one-man project.

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

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Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978) [Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs]

Stephen Stills - Stills (1975) + Illegal Stills (1976) + Thoroughfare Gap (1978)
Remastered Reissue 2007, 3 LPs on 2 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 692 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb
Label: BGO Records | # BGOCD748 | Time: 01:50:09 | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Genre: Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Soft Rock

2007 digitally remastered double CD featuring CSN' Stephen Stills' three mid-'70s studio albums. Stills was released in 1975, followed one year later by Illegal Stills. Fans had to wait another two years until the release of Thoroughfare Gap (1978). This two disc set comes in a slimline double jewelbox housed in a slip case featuring extensive liner notes.

Oysterband - Here I Stand (1999)

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Oysterband - Here I Stand (1999)

Oysterband - Here I Stand (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb
British Folk-Rock, Celtic Rock | Label: Omnium | # OMM2023 | Time: 00:58:57

It's a simple truism of rock & roll that, as bands get older, they tend to insist more on competent production. Sometimes this works in their favor, and sometimes it doesn't. In general, it's worked well for Oysterband, whose feverish fusion of English traditional song, ceilidh-ready instrumentals, and old-time rock & roll sounded great when they were young and relatively sloppy and still sounds great now that they're greying and tight. And some of their best moments on tape have been the most lushly produced ones. Here I Stand finds them taking unabashed advantage of the opportunities afforded them by a modern studio, where artful multitracking can make it sound as if John Jones has a good voice (and make no mistake: he doesn't, though he's a fine singer) and where the careful manipulation of gain levels can allow the cello to cut through a mix that includes accordion, trumpet, guitars, bass, and drums.

Van Morrison - Days Like This (1995) [Re-Up]

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Van Morrison - Days Like This (1995) [Re-Up]

Van Morrison - Days Like This (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 369 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb
Label: Exile/Polydor | # 527 307-2 | 00:58:09 | Scans ~ 140 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Celtic, Soul

Days Like This is the twenty-third studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1995. It is a diverse group of songs offering a variety of moods and styles. It ranked No. 5 on the UK album charts and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. His daughter, singer-songwriter Shana Morrison performed duets with her father on two tracks, "You Don't Know Me" and "I'll Never Be Free". "Ancient Highway" was nine minutes long and contained the words "praying to my higher self/Don't let me down". It is said to be the one song on the album where he comes closest to following his muse. The title track has continued to be a popular song in concert to the present day.

Norah Jones - ...Featuring (2010)

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Norah Jones - ...Featuring (2010)

Norah Jones - …Featuring (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 432 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 172 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 300 dpi) ~ 73 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Folk Rock / Country / Indie Rock / Blues / RnB
Blue Note Records #509999 09868 2 6

…Featuring Norah Jones is a compilation album by American singer Norah Jones that was released on November 16, 2010, by Blue Note Records. The album includes songs by other artists on which Jones is featured, including songs by her side bands The Little Willies and El Madmo. The album includes "Here We Go Again", a duet with Ray Charles, which won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 2005. The song "Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John" by Belle & Sebastian had only been released one month prior to the release of this album on the group's October 2010 album Belle and Sebastian Write About Love.

Kama Loka - Kama Loka (2013)

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Kama Loka - Kama Loka (2013)

Kama Loka - Kama Loka (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 224 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 78 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic/Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Transubstans Records (TRANS118)

This fusion of Danish and Swedish musicians recorded an album of progressive folk rock at the legendary Silence studio. Complex songwriting, sparkling Hammond organ, fuzz guitar leads and some creative use of traditional instruments (fiddle, flute, hurdy gurdy) makes this album a must-have. Featuring among others Aron from Aron, Anders Groen fromBaby Woodrose and Tobias Petterson from SKL, hugely influenced by the likes of old Scandinavian progressive Kebnekajse, Alrune Rod and Arbete & Fritid. Beautiful and sensitive melodies, goose chilling guitar melodies, simply one of the best albums in this genre anno 2013.

James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993] (Re-up)

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James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993] (Re-up)

James Taylor - JT (1977) [Sony Mastersound, 24 KT Gold CD, 1993]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 198 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 54 MB
Genre: Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony MasterSound/Columbia (CK 64415)

On his last couple of Warner Brothers albums, Gorilla and In the Pocket, James Taylor seemed to be converting himself from the shrinking violet, too-sensitive-to-live "rainy day man" of his early records into a mainstream, easy-listening crooner with a sunny outlook. JT, his debut album for Columbia Records, was something of a defense of this conversion. Returning to the autobiographical, Taylor declared his love for Carly Simon ("There We Are"), but expressed some surprise at his domestic bliss… "Isn't it amazing a man like me can feel this way?" he sang in the opening song, "Your Smiling Face" (a Top 40 hit). At the same time, domesticity could have its temporary depressions ("Another Grey Morning"). ..

The Albion Dance Band - The Prospect Before Us (1977) Expanded Reissue 2000

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The Albion Dance Band - The Prospect Before Us (1977) Expanded Reissue 2000

The Albion Dance Band - The Prospect Before Us (1977) Expanded Reissue 2000
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Celtic, British Folk-Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD486 | 00:48:15

One thing is certain in this uncertain world – you can trust Ashley Hutchings to do interesting things with various areas of British folk and rock music. In the case of the Albion Dance Band, under its various names, the focus was on mutating traditional English dance and folk music, which led to escapades involving traditional tunes, Morris dancers, double drummers, dance callers, Philip Pickett's entire collection of medieval instruments, and serious rock guitar front lines that tend to leap onto the hay cart and start blazing away. The Prospect Before Us is particularly unusual, even for Hutchings and the Albions – a number of the tracks were recorded live in the studio, complete with dancing by the Albion Morris Men, an effort that resulted in some especially raucous moments: the bonus version of "Merry Sherwood Rangers" is far more staid than the live rendition that made it to the original version of this album. An essential purchase, we think.

Auri - Auri (2018) {Limited Edition}

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Auri - Auri (2018) {Limited Edition}

Auri - Auri (2018) {Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 362 Mb | Full Scans | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Folk / Progressive Rock / Folk Rock / Celtic
Nuclear Blast #NB4212-0 / 27361 42120

Finnish prog-folk trio Auri is the side project of Nightwish members Tuomas Holopainen and Troy Donockley, together with the former's wife, singer and violinist Johanna Kurkela. The trio had planned to record an album together as early as 2011, but had been unable to do so owing to their commitments to their other musical projects. In 2014, they worked together on Holopainen's solo debut, The Life and Times of Scrooge, but that album did not stray too far from the bombast of his day job. Finally, in 2017, during downtime from Nightwish, they managed to pursue their alternative sound. Naming their project Auri after a character from Patrick Rothfuss' popular fantasy novel series The Kingkiller Chronicle (which also inspired some of the lyrics), they set about recording their self-titled debut album at Peter Gabriel's Real World studios in Wiltshire, England.

Gary Louris - Jump For Joy (2021)

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Gary Louris - Jump For Joy (2021)

Gary Louris - Jump For Joy (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 Mb | 00:40:09
Folk Rock, Americana | Label: Sham, Thirty Tigers

Over the last three decades, singer, songwriter guitarist and composer Gary Louris has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artists and integrity has won the loyalty of an international audience and the respect of both critics and his peers. Best known for his seminal work with The Jayhawks, he is one of the most acclaimed musicians to come out of Minnesota's teeming rock scene. Along the way, Louris has produced records by various artists, contributed songs to Grammy Award-winning albums by Tedeschi/Trucks Band and The Dixie Chicks; and recored with acts as diverse as the Black Crowes, Uncle Tupelo, Lucinda Williams, Nickel Creek, Tift Merritt and more. Jump For Joy is Gary's long awaited 2nd solo album and follow up to the 2008 release of Vagabonds.