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Sarah McLachlan - Afterglow Live (2004)

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Sarah McLachlan - Afterglow Live (2004)

Sarah McLachlan - Afterglow Live (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arista, 82876-64494-2 | ~ 430 or 152 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 49 Mb
DVD-9: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | Dolby AC3, 2 & 6 ch
Pop, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Listening to Sarah McLachlan perform live is a lot like listening to her records. Like 1999's multi-platinum-selling Mirrorball, Afterglow Live relies on the breathy Canadian's fluid and faultless vocals and performances – by McLachlan and band alike – that are so spot-on that they may well have been cut in the studio…

Ry Cooder - Borderline (1980) [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - Borderline (1980) [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - Borderline (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Scans ~ 67 Mb
Roots Rock, Blues, Country Rock, Folk, Tex-Mex | Label: Warner Bros. | # 3489-2 | 00:44:08

With 1980's Borderline, Ry Cooder followed the foray into R&B and soul of his previous effort, Bop Till You Drop, but this time out with a little shot of the Southwest thrown in. At the same time, he also continues the primarily electric sound of that record. As far as his selection of material goes, Borderline may sometimes lack the surprising, esoteric charm of his earlier recordings, but there are still some terrific finds, including the Tex-Mex-flavored "The Girls from Texas," which may be the album's finest moment. Other highlights include one of John Hiatt's best, the written-to-order "The Way We Make a Broken Heart," as well as Billy "The Kid" Emerson's "Crazy 'Bout an Automobile," which Cooder had been performing live for a number of years, and the soulful Maurice & Mac treasure "Why Don't You Try Me." And while it's moments like these that help make Cooder's records special, he also takes on some better-known '50s and '60s offerings with moderate success.

Sarah McLachlan - Live Acoustic (2004)

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Sarah McLachlan - Live Acoustic (2004)

Sarah McLachlan - Live Acoustic (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nettwerk, 0 6700 36336 2 8 | ~ 119 or 48 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 1.78 Mb
Pop, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Live Acoustic (Nettwerk) is an EP by Sarah McLachlan. It was released on 31 May 2004 in Canada only. Four of the tracks were recorded live at a "Live from the Lounge" event with Ryan Seacrest for radio station Star 98.7 on 7 October 2003…

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)

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Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 86 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Island Records/Helicon (842 352-2, IMCD 36)

Mona Bone Jakon only began Cat Stevens' comeback. Seven months later, he returned with Tea for the Tillerman, an album in the same chamber-group style, employing the same musicians and producer, but with a far more confident tone. Mona Bone Jakon had been full of references to death, but Tea for the Tillerman was not about dying; it was about living in the modern world while rejecting it in favor of spiritual fulfillment. It began with a statement of purpose, "Where Do the Children Play?," in which Stevens questioned the value of technology and progress. "Wild World" found the singer being dumped by a girl, but making the novel suggestion that she should stay with him because she was incapable of handling things without him…

Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]

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Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2008 [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat (1970) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb
Label: Sony Music Japan | # SICP 1955 | Time: 00:45:28 | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Laura Nyro's third Columbia effort is easily the equal of her previous two. The overwhelming strength of her song writing and distinctive arrangements fuel Christmas and the Beads of Sweat. Her unmistakable style of delivery maintains the continual examination of herself as a performer. The results are uniformly interesting and provocative as she continues to draw upon her love of jazz, folk, and R&B – which would inform Nyro's next album ,Gonna Take a Miracle, featuring the soul vocal trio LaBelle. Conceptually, this album is as potent as her previous effort, New York Tendaberry, but in a much different way. Rather than hanging together thematically, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat features two inclusive and distinctive sides of music – with different musicians and producers for each.

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999 [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - Chicken Skin Music (1976) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 126 Mb
Label: Reprise Records | # 7599-27231-2 | Time: 00:40:00
Roots Rock, Slide Guitar Blues, Country Rock, Folk, Tex-Mex

Ry Cooder has always believed in the "mutuality in music," and this may be no more evident in his career than with his fifth album, Chicken Skin Music (a Hawaiian colloquialism, synonymous with goosebumps). Even more than usual, Cooder refuses to recognize borders – geographical or musical – presenting "Stand By Me" as a gospel song with a norteño arrangement, or giving the Jim Reeves country-pop classic, "He'll Have to Go," a bolero rhythm, featuring the interplay of Flaco Jimenez's accordion and Pat Rizzo's alto sax. Elsewhere, he teams with a pair of Hawaiian greats – steel guitarist and singer Gabby Pahinui and slack key guitar master Atta Isaacs – on the Hank Snow hit "Yellow Roses" and the beautiful instrumental "Chloe." If Cooder's approach to the music is stylistically diverse, his choice of material certainly follows suit. Bookended by a couple of Leadbelly compositions, Chicken Skin Music sports a collection of songs ranging from the aforementioned tracks to the charming old minstrel/medicine show number "I Got Mine" and the syncopated R&B of "Smack Dab in the Middle".

Jarvis Cocker - Tip-Top - Chansons d’ennui (2021)

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Jarvis Cocker - Tip-Top - Chansons d’ennui (2021)

Jarvis Cocker - Tip-Top - Chansons d’ennui (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 280 MB | Cover | 43:51 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 MB
Indie Rock, Britpop, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Abkco Music & Records, Inc.

It all started when US film producer, screenwriter and director Wes Anderson asked Jarvis Cocker to record a new version of the song "Aline" for his new film "The French Dispatch" (2021). The 1965 French pop hit was originally sung and made famous by Christophe. The song appears in a pivotal scene in the film: The band "Tip-Top" appears on a poster in the café where the revolutionary youth of Paris gather, while the song plays on the jukebox.

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965) MFSL Remastered, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

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Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965) MFSL Remastered, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer [Re-Up]

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Mastered by Shawn R. Britton & Rod LoVerde
Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Columbia, Sony | # UDSACD 2182 Monaural, 88875091852
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Country-Rock, Blues-Rock | Time: 00:49:25

Highway 61 Revisited is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 30, 1965 by Columbia Records. Having until then recorded mostly acoustic music, Dylan used rock musicians as his backing band on every track of the album, except for the closing track, the 11-minute ballad "Desolation Row". Critics have focused on the innovative way Dylan combined driving, blues-based music with the subtlety of poetry to create songs that captured the political and cultural chaos of contemporary America. Author Michael Gray has argued that, in an important sense, the 1960s "started" with this album. The album was ranked No. 4 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time". "Like a Rolling Stone" was a top-10 hit in several countries, and was listed at No. 1 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) [MFSL Remastered, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

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Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) [MFSL Remastered, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer] Re-Up

Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
Mastered by Rod LoVerde, Ultradisc UHR, Hybrid Mono SACD 2017, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:33
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Folk Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2178

It's hard to overestimate the importance of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, the record that firmly established Dylan as an unparalleled songwriter, one of considerable skill, imagination, and vision. At the time, folk had been quite popular on college campuses and bohemian circles, making headway onto the pop charts in diluted form, and while there certainly were a number of gifted songwriters, nobody had transcended the scene as Dylan did with this record. There are a couple (very good) covers, with "Corrina Corrina" and "Honey Just Allow Me One More Chance," but they pale with the originals here. At the time, the social protests received the most attention, and deservedly so, since "Blowin' in the Wind," "Masters of War," and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" weren't just specific in their targets; they were gracefully executed and even melodic. Although they've proven resilient throughout the years, if that's all Freewheelin' had to offer, it wouldn't have had its seismic impact, but this also revealed a songwriter who could turn out whimsy ("Don't Think Twice, It's All Right"), gorgeous love songs ("Girl From the North Country"), and cheerfully absurdist humor ("Bob Dylan's Blues," "Bob Dylan's Dream") with equal skill.

Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball (1999)

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Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball (1999)

Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball (1999)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nettwerk, 0 6700 30140 2 1 | Canada | ~ 443 or 152 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 9.24 Mb
Pop, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Released at the front end of 1999's Lilith Fair, Mirrorball is a take-home sampler of the live performances that catapulted Sarah McLachlan into the modern rock stratosphere. Over half of the album's 14 songs are radio hits (including four of the first five), proving McLachlan's worth as a pop songstress bar none, but also hinting at an underlying stagnation in her recent musical output…

Harry Nilsson - The Real... Harry Nilsson, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

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Harry Nilsson - The Real... Harry Nilsson, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs [Re-Up]

Harry Nilsson - The Real… Harry Nilsson, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 940 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 400 Mb | Scans included | 02:47:42
Pop/Rock, Baroque Pop, Soft Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: RCA/Sony | # 88843036892

A trawl through the wonderful career of the hugely underrated Harry Nilsson takes a chronological look at his back catalogue. Pretty much every classic you would ever need is here - Everybody's Talkin', Me and My Arrow, Without Her, Without You, One… the list goes on. Naturally there is a concentration on Harry's most successful work Nilsson Schmilsson with all but one track of the entire album included. There are some delightful hidden classics too with hard to find tracks included, but perhaps too little concentration on his later career. Nevertheless, this is a superb retrospective.

Thea Gilmore - The Emancipation Of Eva Grey (2021)

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Thea Gilmore - The Emancipation Of Eva Grey (2021)

Thea Gilmore - The Emancipation Of Eva Grey (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 161 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 72 Mb | 00:30:47
Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: Mighty Village

'The Emancipation of Eva Grey', is the last Thea Gilmore record for a while and is released alongside the first, self-titled, album by the newly personified Afterlight. Although their songs share the same subject matter, stylistically they’re worlds apart – 'The Emancipation of Eva Grey' was imagined 100 years ago an acerbic reboot of the 1930s Jazz Age that grew out of a request to contribute to the recent hit film version of Blithe Spirit starring Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher and Judi Dench. Having long been mesmerised by the urbane, witty songs of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin she jumped at the chance. And fashioned two songs for the Blithe Spirit soundtrack in classic 1930s jazz style. Full of fun, humour and sarcasm, she was hooked. And the songs kept coming.

Sarah McLachlan - Live (1992)

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Sarah McLachlan - Live (1992)

Sarah McLachlan - Live (1992)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Nettwerk, W2-6313 | ~ 222 or 90 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 39 Mb
Pop, Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Singer-Songwriter

On the verge of breaking the mainstream with 1994's Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, McLachlan released this live concert as a limited edition EP to promote her North American tour. Taken mostly from Solace, these seven songs are beautiful, ambient tracks that are not complimented by their live setting…

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).

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.