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Fairport Convention - "Babbacombe" Lee (1971) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2004

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Fairport Convention - "Babbacombe" Lee (1971) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2004

Fairport Convention - "Babbacombe" Lee (1971) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 280 Mb
British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Progressive Folk | Island | # IMCD308, 982 150-1 | 00:50:11

Fairport Convention's only concept album was built around the story of John "Babbacombe" Lee, a convicted killer who survived three attempts to hang him. Cut by the four-man Fairport lineup of Simon Nicol, Dave Swarbrick, Dave Mattacks, and Dave Pegg, the original album was a self-contained work with a specific beginning and ending. It's also never been much more than cult item in the group's early catalog, despite some spirited playing on "Little Did I Think," "I Was Sixteen, Pt. 2," "St. Ninian's Isle/Trumpet Hornpipe," and "Sailor's Alphabet." The slipcased "Island Remasters" keeps the concept and the original album's content intact – with killer sound as expected, and each song now getting its own index number – and appends a pair of bonus tracks that justify the purchase. The first is "Farewell to a Poor Man's Son," a "lost" song by the group from the BBC program on John Lee that was the inspiration for the album, and "Breakfast in Mayfair," both from an earlier lineup of the band featuring Jerry Donahue.

Pentangle - The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 (2004) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Pentangle - The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 (2004) 2CD [Re-Up]

Pentangle - The Lost Broadcasts 1968-1972 (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 735 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included
Progressive Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Hux | # Hux 049 | 02:25:34

This double CD of Pentangle's BBC recordings is comprised primarily of rare and previously unheard tracks. From 1968 to 1973 Pentangle were prolific session guests on BBC radio, their unique fusion of sounds providing access to programmes covering folk, pop and progressive rock. When BBC cupboards were trawled for these recordings in the early nineties they were almost bare - a mere handful of tracks survived in the tape archive (released on the band of joy/strange fruit labels). Here at last, with previously unreleased songs among classics from all six of their albums, is a representative history of the Pentangle at the BBC. The accompanying 12 page booklet includes comprehensive liner notes, a full discography of Pentangle's BBC recordings, and several rare photographs.

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

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Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Records | # 586 929-2, IMCD 291 | Time: 00:55:21
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk

Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist. (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album). It is also the very first Fairport album on which all songs have either been adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. By introducing songs of this genre into the group's repertoire Denny, who had previously sung and recorded traditional folk songs as a solo artist, was instrumental in this transformation. Although Denny quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music almost exclusively within the traditional British folk music idiom, and are still most strongly associated with it.

Tempest: CD Collection (1992 - 2010) Re-up

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Tempest: CD Collection (1992 - 2010) Re-up

Tempest: CD Collection (1992 - 2010)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
7CD | Magna Carta, Beacon, Firebird | ~ 2434 or 824 Mb | Scans -> 931 Mb
Folk-Rock, Prog Folk, Celtic Rock

Tempest has a band name that might suggest a group of sneering, leather-wearing, head-banging metal heads, but the group's music is less threatening and more expansive than its name suggests. Tempest plays traditional Celtic music with a rock & roll intensity that's accented by a wide range of influences from the blues to American country music, Cajun 2-steps, and Arabic music, with some old-time San Francisco psychedelic flair…

Attila Kollar (ex Solaris) - Musical Withcraft II - Utopia (2002) Re-up

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Attila Kollar (ex Solaris) - Musical Withcraft II - Utopia (2002) Re-up

Attila Kollar (ex Solaris) - Musical Withcraft II - Utopia (2002)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Periferic Records, BGCD 116 | ~ 283 or 128 Mb | Scans
Progressive Rock / Progressive Folk

Musical Witchcraft's second album is perhaps even a notch above the previous first solo venture by Solaris' Attila Kollár, a bit mellower but still just as replete with Baroque and Renaissance musings. The nearly 20 minute "Utopia Suite" is comprised of four flute driven pieces, the first an acoustic guitar /flute pastoral romp, the second introducing that rippling Zsolt Vámos electric sizzle with brooding keys and solid bass and drum escorts…

Angelo Branduardi - Angelo Branduardi (1974)

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Angelo Branduardi - Angelo Branduardi (1974)

Angelo Branduardi - Angelo Branduardi (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1992 | EMI/Sottosopra, 0777 7 80102 2 7 | ~ 268 or 113 Mb | Scans
Progressive Folk

Italian folk-pop icon Angelo Branduardi was born February 12, 1950 in the Milanese countryside in a small town called Cuggioni. Branduardi experimented with a few instruments before settling on guitar, playing piano at age six, and violin as a soloist at the Conservatory Niccolo Paganini…

Christian Sedelmyer - Ravine Palace (2020)

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Christian Sedelmyer - Ravine Palace (2020)

Christian Sedelmyer - Ravine Palace (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) | 371 mb | Front cover | 1:05:42 | MP3 CBR 320kbps | 170 mb
Country, Progressive Folk | Label: Tasty Note Records

Grammy nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer's self-produced debut album Ravine Palace is a string band experience, meant to be heard as a journey through time and emotion. The record of 13 instrumental songs, all penned by Sedelmyer, both demonstrates his melodic sensibility as a writer and displays the collaborative setting in which his innovation and playfulness as an instrumentalist truly comes alive.

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

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Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2003 [Re-Up]

Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking (1969)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 297 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Remasters | # IMCD293 / 063 596-2 | Time: 00:48:18
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk

Unhalfbricking is the third album by British folk rock band Fairport Convention, released in 1969. It is seen as a transitional album in their history and marked a further musical move away from American influences towards more traditional English folk songs that had begun on their previous album, What We Did On Our Holidays and arguably reached its peak on the follow-up, Liege & Lief, released later the same year. In 2004 Q magazine placed Unhalfbricking at number 41 in its list of the 50 Greatest British Albums Ever, and in the same year The Observer, describing it as "a thoroughly English masterpiece", listed it at number 27 in its Top 100 British Albums. The following year, 2005, it was included in Robert Dimery's "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die".