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Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]

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Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]

Decameron - Third Light (1975) + Tomorrow's Pantomime (1976) [2 LP in 1 CD, 2000]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
British Folk-Rock, Prog-Folk, Psychedelic | Label: Castle Music | # CMAR635 | Time: 01:17:56

Decameron produced four albums between 1973 and 1976 (Some discographies listed a recording called "Beyond the Light" but this never saw release). This long CD contains all of the third disk and a most of the worthiest pieces on the fourth. Considering their short recording career, Decameron exhibited a fairly wide range of musical styles and talent as they flitted from label to label. But it was all loosely in the British folk rock realm with more than a casual nod to the lighter elements of progressive rock in vogue at the time. The enigmatic style of that genre is displayed in the stunning "All the Best Wishes", the reverent "The Ungodly", the intensely melodic "Journey's End" bathed in mellotron, and "The Deal". The lighter pieces are equally engaging, such as "Saturday" about rolling down the windows and blasting the stereo and shouting obscenities at the market crowd, "Road to the Sea" with its rollicking rhythms and musical and lyrical allusions to the nautical, "Fallen Over", and "Tomorrow's pantomime".

The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010 [Re-Up]

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The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010 [Re-Up]

The Incredible String Band - First Four Albums 1966-1968 (5CD) Remastered Reissues 2010
FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.37 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 583 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, Psychedelic Folk, British Folk Rock | Label: Fledg'ling | Time: 03:53:04

In the liner notes to these carefully packaged reissues, all four of the Incredible String Band principals– co-founder Clive Palmer, core duo Mike Heron and Robin Williamson, and Elektra records executive Joe Boyd– offer their insights in separate essays. Three of them mention the smell of patchouli. Such were the times, certainly, but the ISB are loved equally by avant-garde musicians, psychedelia enthusiasts, and those slightly dweeby young gentlemen who hang around music shops on college campuses. The reissue of their first four albums probably put to rest any notion that the ISB were a properly great band, releasing just one true classic, but they were rarely anything less than brave, inspired, and profoundly weird.

Rodriguez - Albums Collection: Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

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Rodriguez - Albums Collection: Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

Rodriguez - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (3CD)
Cold Fact (1970) + Coming From Reality (1971) + Searching For Sugar Man (2012)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 896 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Time: 02:14:40

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, known professionally as Rodriguez (born July 10, 1942), is an American singer-songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. His music career initially proved disappointing in the United States, but unknown to Rodriguez his albums became extremely successful and influential in South Africa, where he is believed to have sold more records than Elvis Presley. His work also found a following in some other countries in Africa, and also in Australia and New Zealand. Because information about him was scarce, it was incorrectly rumored there that he had committed suicide shortly after releasing his second album. In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to find and contact Rodriguez, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career. This was told in the 2012 Academy Award–winning documentary film Searching for Sugar Man and helped give Rodriguez a measure of fame in his home country.

James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976)

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James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976)

James Taylor - In The Pocket (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 103 Mb | Scans ~ 73 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-27301-2 | Time: 00:45:04
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock

James Taylor's seventh album and last new recording for Warner Bros. is notable for producing his biggest self-written hit in four years, "Shower the People" (number 22 pop, number one easy listening). Bobby Womack's "Woman's Gotta Have It" was the album's only cover, and elsewhere Taylor took on a surprisingly rough set of issues in his typically gentle style, including "A Junkie's Lament" and "Money Machine." There were also reflections on being a "Family Man" even if, due to his peripatetic touring life, "Daddy's All Gone." Guest stars included Art Garfunkel, who harmonized on "Captain Jim's Drunken Dream," and Stevie Wonder, who co-wrote and played harmonica on "Don't Be Sad 'Cause Your Sun Is Down." On the whole, a respectable effort for an artist who was evolving into more of a craftsman than a virtuoso.

Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (2005)

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Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (2005)

Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 145 Mb
Label: Red House Records | # RHR CD 183 | Time: 00:43:38
Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country, Folk-Rock, Americana

On his seventh offering, and his first since 2001's Texoma, Okie beatnik cum Austin songwriter Jimmy LaFave listens deeply to the tender whispers of his Muse and lets flow with his most personal offering to date. LaFave has always given us song pictures of an America that has either disappeared or is on the verge; he has celebrated its highways, its people, and its heart. He has also given us some choice love songs. But on Blue Nightfall he has gone deep into the latter theme and has come up with a beauty. It's not that he's ignored his other concerns; there are road songs and topical tunes as well. But it's in LaFave's love songs that listeners get to hear a depth and vastness that feel new. LaFave's voice is his greatest asset and he uses it to great effect here, and his production is spot-on throughout. The title track, "Revival," "Sweet Sweet Love," "When You Were Mine," and "Rain Falling Down" are all broken-hearted ballads, colored in woven and textured acoustic and electric guitars accented by Radoslav Lorkovik's accordions, pianos, and organs, and supported by a taut yet subtle rhythm section in bassist Will Landin and drummer Wally Doggett.

VA - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol 1 & 2 [1997&2001]

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VA - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol 1 & 2 [1997&2001]

VA - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - The Songs Of Bob Dylan Vol 1 & 2 [1997&2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 964 MB | Scans
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock | Label: BMG / Ariola Records

Volume 1 & 2 Various Artist collection from German BMG Ariola. 39 different cover version of Bob Dylan Songs.

Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) - Colin Meloy Sings Live! (2008) [Re-Up]

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Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) - Colin Meloy Sings Live! (2008) [Re-Up]

Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) - Colin Meloy Sings Live! (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans included
Label: Kill Rock Stars | # KRS468 | Time: 01:14:02
Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Folk-Rock

A seventeen-song set documenting The Decemberists' lead singer/songwriter's 2006 solo tour. Meloy was heralded by Rolling Stone as "a master of improbable juxtaposition: arcane, detailed fictions of star-crossed passion and avenging bloodshed dressed up in indie rock jangle, la-de-da choruses, and vintage prog-rock bombast" in a review of The Decemberists' show in NY's Central Park last spring. By contrast, the live solo album presents him in a stripped down, acoustic setting. Of the thirteen Meloy originals, two are previously unreleased compositions, "Dracula's Daughter" and "Wonder". Along the way, he employs snippets of songs from The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and REM. The collection also captures ample between-song banter.

Ray Bonneville - Goin' By Feel (2007)

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Ray Bonneville - Goin' By Feel (2007)

Ray Bonneville - Goin' By Feel (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: Red House Records Inc. | # RHR CD 206 | Time: 00:49:04
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Blues, Country Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

Ray Bonneville's unique musical artistry is a blend of funky, foot-stomping tunes framing rich story-songs, anchored by his smoldering guitar and harmonica talents. The infectiously groove-laden GOIN BY FEEL finds Bonneville stretching into new territory with gritty production and raw Americana instrumentation in a sonic masterwork featuring the finest writing of his career.

The Triffids - Calenture (1987) Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

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The Triffids - Calenture (1987) Reissue 1994 [Re-Up]

The Triffids - Calenture (1987) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 312 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Folk-Rock, College Rock | Label: Mushroom | # D 19458 | 00:46:24

Calenture is the fourth studio album by Australian rock group The Triffids, it was released in November 1987 and saw them explore themes of insanity, deception and rootlessness—the title refers to a fever suffered by sailors during long hot voyages. It reached No. 32 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart. In November 1987, it reached No. 24 on the Swedish Albums Chart, in May 1988 it peaked at No. 25 on the New Zealand Albums Chart. The album spawned three singles, "Bury Me Deep in Love" (1987), "Trick of the Light" and "Holy Water" (both in 1988). The latter track was recorded with American producer Craig Leon.

bandabardo - The Universal Music Collection (2010) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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bandabardo - The Universal Music Collection (2010) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

bandabardò - The Universal Music Collection (2010) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.76 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 628 Mb | Scans included
Italian Folk-Rock, Italian Folk, Pop/Rock | Label: Universal | # 60252756144 | 04:25:38

2010 Box Set Containing 5 Original Albums By Italian Folk-rock Band. Includes ‘Se mi rilasso… collasso’, ‘Bondo! Bondo!’, ‘Tre passi avanti’, ‘Ottaavio’, ‘Allegro ma non troppo’. Italian folk/rock group Bandabardó got involved in the local scene in the early '90s, mostly playing acoustic tunes based on inspiring lyrics about positivism. Formed by singer/songwriter Enrico Erriquez Greppi and guitarist A.M. Finaz, the band was later joined by percussionist Paolino, bassist Don Bachi, guitarist Andrea Orlandini, also known as Orla, and C.C. Cantini.

The Youngbloods - Elephant Mountain (1969) MFSL Remastered 1989

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The Youngbloods - Elephant Mountain (1969) MFSL Remastered 1989

The Youngbloods - Elephant Mountain (1969) MFSL Remastered 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab/RCA/BMG | # MFCD 792 | Time: 00:39:54
Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Soft Rock, Classic Rock

Elephant Mountain (1969) is the Youngbloods' third long-player and marks their debut as a trio – featuring Jesse Colin Young (bass/guitar/vocals), Joe Bauer (drums), and Lowell "Banana" Levinger (keyboards) – after the departure of co-founder Jerry Corbitt (guitar/vocals). Although the band initially formed out of the early '60s Northeast folk scene, by the time this set was issued they had relocated to the pastoral Northern California county of Marin. Blending affective pop/rock melodies and lyrics with their good time jug band roots, the Youngbloods were instantly embraced by the already blossoming Bay Area music community. This effort contains some of the band's strongest material to date, building on the considerable momentum of their 1967 self-titled release and further enhanced by their remarkable instrumental capabilities. Young's contributions are particularly notable as he vacillates between the edgy and electric "Darkness, Darkness" to the light and earthy "Sunlight" and "Ride the Wind," or the bouncy tales "Smug" and "Beautiful." Banana honors his new surroundings with the gorgeous and catchy instrumental "On Sir Francis Drake" (named after a heavily traveled Bay Area motorway).

Ray Bonneville - Gust Of Wind (1999)

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Ray Bonneville - Gust Of Wind (1999)

Ray Bonneville - Gust Of Wind (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans ~ 184 Mb
Label: Stony Plain Records | # SPCD 1256 | Time: 00:43:31
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Country-Blues, Americana, Folk-Rock

Ray Bonneville combines electric blues motifs, a light sense of humor, and a pop approach to song-making. On pieces like the opening "Don't Look Back," with electric piano from Richard Bell, this combination comes across as a sort of Memphis Randy Newman. Colin Linden here produces this unique, memorable Canadian songwriter on his third album. Linden provides slide, baritone, and other guitar work on the album. Like Linden, Bonneville is adept at incorporating blues styles into accessible pop gems. Recorded in Canada and Nashville, this album features mandolin maestro Tim O'Brien on "Canary Yellow Car" and the Band's Rick Bell playing keyboards on five selections. Like the album, Bonneville is a constantly moving dual citizen of Canada and the United States. This broad base of experience reflects in an album featuring North American themes of pop, rock, and blues.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (2005)

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (2005)

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Greatest Hits (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans ~ 307 Mb
Label: Atlantic, Rhino Records | # 8122765372 | Time: 01:17:07
Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock

When David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash created this pop super trio in 1968 after their splits from the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and The Hollies, respectively, it would have been a pipedream that a hits package released 37 years later would sound as eternal and essential as this one. The 19 songs straddle the four-album, landscape-altered timeframe between 1969's post-Woodstock debut Crosby, Stills & Nash and 1982's Daylight Again, which helped inaugurate the MTV era. Unbalanced sequencing–which randomly bounces 12 years ahead and five years back–is rescued by the superb harmonies, unique songwriting and divergent personalities of the three members. With politics and culture always at the forefront, Stills bookends the band's trademark canon with "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" and "Southern Cross," Nash incorporates Eastern influences to "Marrakesh Express" and folk timber to "Just a Song Before I Go" and "Teach Your Children," and the ever-capricious Crosby leads the way lyrically with the lingering "Delta" to the Robert Kennedy tribute "Long Time Gone".

Lowell George & The Factory - Lightning-Rod Man (1993) Recorded 1966-1967

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Lowell George & The Factory - Lightning-Rod Man (1993) Recorded 1966-1967

Lowell George & The Factory - Lightning-Rod Man (1993) Recorded 1966-1967
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 214 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Psychedelic Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: Edsel | # EDCD377 | 00:37:37

Before emerging as a cult star in the 1970s, Lowell George was a presence on the L.A. folk-rock/psychedelic scene in the 1960s. With his group the Factory, he only managed to release one single during this time. Lightning-Rod Man rescues 15 tunes cut by this unit, including the single and over a dozen outtakes and demos. Almost exclusively original material, most of these tracks were recorded in 1966 and 1967. They show the group pursuing a slightly eccentric folk-rock vision that neither bears much similarity to George's more famous work nor matches the best work done in this genre by their L.A. peers. At times they echo Kaleidoscope in their vaguely spacy, good-natured folkish rock; just as often, they take cues from Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa in their skewed blues-rock and obtuse songwriting. In fact, Zappa himself produced and played on a couple of the demos, and one-time Mothers of Invention members Elliot Ingber and Roy Estrada show up on a few others. A few songs cut toward the end of the decade feature a heavier, bluesier sound that show George edging in a different direction. An enjoyable vault find, but not a major revelation.

Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher (1986) Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans ~ 253 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 5308762 | Time: 01:00:25
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Newly remastered sound and expanded packaging including lyrics of No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, an album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1986. The song "In the Garden" was a favorite fan concert performance and per Morrison, "I take you through a definite meditation process which is a form of transcendental meditation." This album was hailed by most critics as a return to form. John Wilde in Sounds remarks, "the crescendos here are never dampened by their subtle nature and never fall short of blinding. The whole album aches with a steady stream of sorrow."