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ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 (2013)

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ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 (2013)

ZZ Top - The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 (2013)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
10CD Box Set | 2013, Warner Bros, 8122796642 | ~ 2429 or 875 Mb | Scans -> 117 Mb
Blues Rock / Hard Rock / Southern Rock

Warner's 2013 box set The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 rounds up the ten albums ZZ Top recorded for Warner Bros over the course of 20 years: 1971's ZZ Top's First Album, 1972's Rio Grande Mud, 1973's Tres Hombres, 1975's Fandango!, 1976's Tejas, 1979's Deguello, 1981's El Loco, 1983's Eliminator, 1985's Afterburner, and 1990's Recycler…

McCoy Tyner - Echoes of a Friend (1972) [Reissue 1991]

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McCoy Tyner - Echoes of a Friend (1972) [Reissue 1991]

McCoy Tyner - Echoes of a Friend (1972) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 205 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Milestone/Original Jazz Classics (OJCCD 650-2)

An obvious classic, this piano solo record features McCoy Tyner paying tribute to John Coltrane. Tyner not only plays three of Coltrane's songs ("Naima," "Promise," and "My Favorite Things") but two of his originals (a lengthy "The Discovery" and "Folks") which display how much the pianist had grown since leaving the saxophonist's group in late 1965. Few McCoy Tyner records are not easily recommended but this one even ranks above most.

John Cale - Slow Dazzle (1975)

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John Cale - Slow Dazzle (1975)

John Cale - Slow Dazzle (1975)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:54
Art Rock, Proto-Punk, Experimental Rock | Label: Island Masters | # IMCD 202, 846 069-2

Slow Dazzle was the fifth album and the second for Island Records by former Velvet Underground member John Cale, released in 1975. The cover photography was by Keith Morris. It is also the second consecutive album to feature both Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music.

The J.B.'s - Funky Good Time: The Anthology (2CD) (1995) {Polydor Chronicles} **[RE-UP]**

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The J.B.'s - Funky Good Time: The Anthology (2CD) (1995) {Polydor Chronicles} **[RE-UP]**

The J.B.'s - Funky Good Time: The Anthology (2CD) (1995) {Polydor Chronicles}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 891 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 357 mb
Genre: R&B, soul, funk

Funky Good Time: The Anthology is a 2CD compilation by The J.B.'s released on 28 February, 1995. The J.B.'s were James Brown's backing band, who performed and released songs under numerous names, including Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Maceo & The Macks, and The Last Word. This comp compiles some of the best, including in full length versions that were rare or previously unreleased in this form. This was released by Polydor Chronicles.

Supertramp - Crime Of The Century (1974) [MFSL UDCD 505]

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Supertramp - Crime Of The Century (1974) [MFSL UDCD 505]

Supertramp - Crime Of The Century (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1987 | MFSL, UDCD 505 | ~ 212 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 38 Mb
Progressive Rock

Supertramp came into their own on their third album, 1974's Crime of the Century, as their lineup gelled but, more importantly, so did their sound. The group still betrayed a heavy Pink Floyd influence, particularly in its expansive art rock arrangements graced by saxophones, but Supertramp isn't nearly as spooky as Floyd – they're snarky collegiate elitists, an art rock variation on Steely Dan or perhaps a less difficult 10cc, filled with cutting jokes and allusions, best heard on "Bloody Well Right."…

Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) Remastered 1994 [Re-Up]

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Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) Remastered 1994 [Re-Up]

Weather Report - 8:30 (1979) [Remastered 1994]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 467 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 197 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion | Label: Columbia, Legacy | # CK 57665 | Time: 01:11:35

Weather Report is generally regarded as the greatest jazz fusion band of all time, with the biggest jazz hit ("Birdland") from the best jazz fusion album (1977's Heavy Weather). But the group's studio mastery sometimes overshadows the fact that it was also a live juggernaut – so don't overlook the outstanding live and studio album from 1979, 8:30. This was a rare quartet version of Weather Report, with co-leaders in keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter. The bassist was the inimitable Jaco Pastorius, the drummer a young Peter Erskine. Pastorius is otherworldly on early gems like "Black Market," the breakneck "Teen Town," and his solo showcase, "Slang" (in which he quotes Jimi Hendrix's "Third Stone from the Sun"). Shorter is most involved on the CD's slower pieces like "A Remark You Made," "In a Silent Way," and his own solo piece, "Thanks for the Memory"; Zawinul and Erskine shine on the swinging version of "Birdland" and roller coaster ride of the "Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz" medley. Four studio tracks (composing what was side four of the original album version) close 8:30 with a flourish – and some surprises.

Häx Cel - Zwai (1972) [Reissue 2001]

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Häx Cel - Zwai (1972) [Reissue 2001]

Hax Cel - Zwai (1972) [Reissue 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 258 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 103 MB | Covers - 201 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 056)

Häx Cel from Hanover only existed between the end of 1971 and the autumn of 1972, releasing one LP and one 7-single on Dizzy Records, both of which have so far been hardly known even among collectors. Many fans of a fusion between classical music and progressive rock will appreciate this effort. We are not dealing with a cheap Ekseption or Renaissance clone but rather with very creative music which is convincing even without the use of a guitar. Zwai features a live recording of their last gig on October 29th, 1972. The two tracks of their single, Albinoni and Difference, are included as bonus tracks on the CD, which therefore features Häx Cel’s complete works.

Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 076]

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Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) [Audio Fidelity, AFZ 076]

Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Audio Fidelity, AFZ 076 | ~ 270 or 105 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul

After releasing two "head" records during 1970-71, Stevie Wonder expanded his compositional palette with 1972's Talking Book to include societal ills as well as tender love songs, and so recorded the first smash album of his career…

The Illusion - If It's So (1970)

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The Illusion - If It's So (1970)

The Illusion - If It's So (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | TRC Records, TRC 018 | ~ 193 or 83 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.51 Mb
Psychedelic Rock

By some standards, the Illusion were one of the most successful unknown psychedelic bands of their generation – unknown, yes, but with three LPs to their credit on the Steed label…

Charlie Haden - "Closeness" Duets (1976)

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Charlie Haden - "Closeness" Duets (1976)

Charlie Haden - "Closeness" Duets (1976)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 168MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 102MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz

In 1976, bassist Charlie Haden recorded eight duets with musicians whom he admired; the results were originally released on two Horizon LPs as Closeness. In 1988, A&M reissued all of the music on a pair of CDs, titled Closeness" Duets. For this release, Haden is teamed with pianist Keith Jarrett, plays a memorable "O.C." with altoist Ornette Coleman, interprets a moody piece with harpist Alice Coltrane, and performs the highly political "For a Free Portugal" (which also utilizes excerpts from a record of Angolan music) with percussionist Paul Motian. Recommended, particularly due to the Ornette and Jarrett collaborations.

Santana - Abraxas (1970) [MFSL UDCD 552]

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Santana - Abraxas (1970) [MFSL UDCD 552]

Santana - Abraxas (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | MFSL, UDCD 552 | ~ 226 or 88 Mb | Scans(png) -> 64 Mb
Jazz / Rock / Latin

The San Francisco Bay Area rock scene of the late '60s was one that encouraged radical experimentation and discouraged the type of mindless conformity that's often plagued corporate rock. When one considers just how different Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead sounded, it becomes obvious just how much it was encouraged. In the mid-'90s, an album as eclectic as Abraxas would be considered a marketing exec's worst nightmare…

Joy Of Cooking - Back To Your Heart (2CD) (2007) {NJOY} **[RE-UP]**

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Joy Of Cooking - Back To Your Heart (2CD) (2007) {NJOY} **[RE-UP]**

Joy Of Cooking - Back To Your Heart (2CD) (2007) {NJOY}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 650 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 251 mb
Genre: folk rock, acoustic

Back To Your Heart is a 2CD compilation CD by Joy Of Cooking. This gathers unreleased material the group did between 1968 to 1972 featuring outtakes from their albums on Capitol and homemade demo tapes to a small handful of live recordings. This was released on the NJOY label.

John Lee Hooker - Kabuki Wuki (1973) + Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee (1973) 2CD Set, Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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John Lee Hooker - Kabuki Wuki (1973) + Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee (1973) 2CD Set, Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

John Lee Hooker - 'Kabuki Wuki' (1973) + 'Born in Mississippi, Raised Up in Tennessee' (1973)
2CD Set, Remastered Reissue 2013

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Genre: Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1129 | Time: 01:22:00

BGO Records has released two early ‘70s albums by the legendary John Lee Hooker. While admittedly not his best albums, they both still show this man did more than play the blues, he lived them. On these offerings, Hooker pumped out a slow moving steam engine of blues music that never picks up too much speed, yet keeps things chooglin’ along just fine.

The Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music (1977) {Arista}

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The Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music (1977) {Arista}

The Brecker Brothers - Don't Stop The Music (1977) {Arista}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 5 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 276MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

This 1977 effort continues their hitmaking streak of one of fusion and R&B's durable and respected units. While this album's predecessor, Back to Back, was credited to the Brecker Brothers Band and featured members including David Sanborn and Steve Khan, it came off as underdone and facile. Don't Stop the Music does present their gifts in a more cogent fashion, but not without a few odd detours.

Triumvirat - Spartacus (1975) [Reissue 2002]

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Triumvirat - Spartacus (1975) [Reissue 2002]

Triumvirat - Spartacus (1975) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/Harvest (7243 5 35163 2 1)

Though they never quite hit the same musical highs as E.L.P., Yes, or King Crimson, this German prog rock outfit garnered a huge following among those in the know.
Based on the famous Roman gladiator who led the rebellion against his homeland, the music supports the album's concept quite solidly, with the better tracks coming in the form of the sporadic "School of Instant Pain" and the nine- minute "March to the Eternal City," which gathers a menacing conglomeration of bass guitar riffs and pointed keyboard work. The music becomes effectively motivational toward the concept at the proper times, enabling the band's idea to remain fresh and colorful as the music is played out…