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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).

Daniel O'Donnell - 60 (2021)

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Daniel O'Donnell - 60 (2021)

Daniel O'Donnell - 60 (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 296 MB | Cover | 50:05 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 115 MB
Pop, Country, Folk, Vocal | Label: DOD Music Limited

Daniel O'Donnell is the UK chart's most prolific and one of the most successful recording artists. In 2020, he broke his own world record by becoming the first recording artist to chart at least one new album every year in the Artist Albums Chart for 33 consecutive years.

Chris Smither - I'm A Stranger Too! (1970) & Don't It Drag On (1972) [1997, Reissue]

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Chris Smither - I'm A Stranger Too! (1970) & Don't It Drag On (1972) [1997, Reissue]

Chris Smither - I'm A Stranger Too! (1970) & Don't It Drag On (1972) [1997, Reissue]
Rock, Blues, Folk, World & Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:11:26 | 399,35 Mb
Label: Collectables Records (USA) | Cat.# COL-5838 | Released: 1997-03-25 (1970/1972)

Chris Smither left New Orleans in the mid-'60s for Boston, and quickly became part of a booming Cambridge folk scene that also included Bonnie Raitt, who went on to make his "Love (Me) Like a Man" a folk-blues standard. He eventually signed a deal with Poppy Records, which led to the release of I'm a Stranger Too! in 1970.

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.

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.

Laura Nyro - Live: The Loom's Desire (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Laura Nyro - Live: The Loom's Desire (2002) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Live: The Loom's Desire (2002) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 457 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Soft Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Rounder | # 11661-3186-2 | Time: 01:21:36

Recorded just a few years before her tragically early death at age 49, these performances at her annual Christmas Eve concerts at New York's Bottom Line find Laura revisiting her own stunning songs as well as cover songs she held close to her heart. These riveting, spare arrangements feature only voices and piano and include To a Child; And When I Die; Save the Country; Angel in the Dark; Wedding Bell Blues; Broken Rainbow; Wind; Emmie; Let It Be Me; Ooh Baby, Baby; Dedicated to the One I Love 24 impassioned performances on 2 CDs!

Fairport Convention - Come All Ye: The First Ten Years (2017)

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Fairport Convention - Come All Ye: The First Ten Years (2017)

Fairport Convention - Come All Ye: The First Ten Years (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,45 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1,18 Gb | 08:46:46
Folk Rock | Label: Universal Music

Universal will issue a seven-CD Fairport Convention box set in July that features ‘key album tracks’, non-album singles, radio sessions and previously unreleased live recordings from all of the classic line-ups. This collection celebrates Fairport’s first 10 years, beginning with their eponymous debut for Polydor in 1968, through all of their albums for Island Records and finishing with tracks from their two albums for Vertigo, The Bonny Bunch of Roses and Tippers Tales.

Donovan - The Very Best Of Donovan (1988) {1995, Reissue}

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Donovan - The Very Best Of Donovan (1988) {1995, Reissue}

Donovan - The Very Best Of Donovan (1988) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 411 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Scans Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Epic #EPC 462560 2

An icon of flower power who emerged as a folksinger but later gained hits like "Sunshine Superman" with bright psychedelic pop. Upon his emergence during the mid-'60s, Donovan was anointed "Britain's answer to Bob Dylan," a facile but largely unfounded comparison which compromised the Scottish folk-pop troubadour's own unique vision. Where the thrust of Dylan's music remains its bleak introspection and bitter realism, Donovan fully embraced the wide-eyed optimism of the flower power movement, his ethereal, ornate songs radiating a mystical beauty and childlike wonder; for better or worse, his recordings remain quintessential artifacts of the psychedelic era, capturing the peace and love idealism of their time to perfection. The Very Best Of includes all of the Scottish folk rocker's biggest smashes. Features 'Mellow Yellow', 'Sunshine Superman', 'Hurdy Gurdy Man', 'Jennifer Juniper', 'Riki Tiki Tavi' & much more.

Santiano - Wenn die Kälte kommt (2021)

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Santiano - Wenn die Kälte kommt (2021)

Santiano - Wenn die Kälte kommt (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:48:55 | 740 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk / Label: We Love Music

Formé à Flensburg en 2011 à l'initiative d'Hartmut Krech, producteur et patron du label Elephant Music, et baptisé d'après le fameux tube d'Hugues Aufray de 1961, l'ensemble de six musiciens allemands Santiano propose une recette mêlant chansons de marin, musique folk européenne et pop contemporaine. Dès 2012, le groupe livre Bis ans ende der welt, premier effort studio atteignant le sommet des charts à domicile et rapidement décliné en version live. Tandis qu'il conquiert le reste du marché germanophone, le groupe creuse son sillon, livrant notamment le livre musical pour enfant König der piraten et revenant en 2018 avec Haithabu - Im auge des sturms, son quatrième recueil studio. En 2019, c'est avec la troisième captation live de sa carrière que Santiano revient, cette fois dans le cadre de l'émission MTV Unplugged.

Marianne Faithfull - She Walks in Beauty (with Warren Ellis) (2021)

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Marianne Faithfull - She Walks in Beauty (with Warren Ellis) (2021)

Marianne Faithfull - She Walks in Beauty (with Warren Ellis) (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 220 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 107 Mb | 00:46:32
Folk, Poetry, Spoken Word, Female Vocal | Label: BMG Rights Management

A unique new album of poetry and music featuring Marianne Faithfull, set to the music of Warren Ellis, and featuring Nick Cave, Brian Eno and Vincent Ségal.

VA - Pure... Voices (2012) [4CD Box Set]

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VA - Pure... Voices (2012) [4CD Box Set]

VA - Pure… Voices (2012)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music, 88725449932 | ~ 1767 or 619 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 16 Mb
Blues, Pop, Rock, R&B, Jazz, Folk

~ Celine Dion, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, Billy Ocean, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel, Sarah McLachlan, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley … ~