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Supersister - Present From Nancy (1970) & To the Highest Bidder (1971) [Reissue 1990, Non-remastered]

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Supersister - Present From Nancy (1970) & To the Highest Bidder (1971) [Reissue 1990, Non-remastered]

Supersister - Present From Nancy (1970) & To the Highest Bidder (1971) [Reissue 1990, Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 188 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (843 231-2)

Present From Nancy (1970). There are few bands who have managed to record such a strong, fully developed first album after only two years of existence. Supersister's debut effort remains one of Holland's best progressive rock albums and a classic of the genre worldwide, even though the group garnered only fringe interest outside of Europe. All the elements of the group's sound are already firmly in place: Sacha VanGeest's soothing flute lines, Robert Jan Stips' far-out keyboard sounds, and the group's wacky humor. The recipe has yet to reach its full, unique potential - one too easily detects specific influences, mostly that of Soft Machine (the fuzz bass in "Metamorphosis"), Caravan ("Memories Are New" and the multi-part, suite-like structure of some songs), and the Mothers of Invention…

Ten Years After - Hear Them Calling (1976) [2012, Talking Elephant TECD188]

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Ten Years After - Hear Them Calling (1976) [2012, Talking Elephant TECD188]

Ten Years After - Hear Them Calling (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Talking Elephant, TECD188 | ~ 545 or 202 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Classic Rock, Blues Rock

Few British guitarists have given themselves to the blues with the same tenacity and perseverance as Alvin Lee. What to many of his generation was still a received method, to Lee was an organically absorbed culture he completely assimilated in. And what others have later began moving away from – be it toward hard rock, pop, or jazz fusion – to him has always remained a constant source of self-fulfillment…

Breathless - Breathless (1979)

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Breathless - Breathless (1979)

Breathless - Breathless (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2020 | EMI America, SW-17013 | RU | ~ 254 or 89 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.52 Mb
Melodic Hard Rock, Arena Rock

Breathless, a band that many Clevelander's consider to be among the quintessential Cleveland rock groups (along with Eric Carmen (Rasberries), Joe Walsh (James Gang) the Michael Stanley Band and others) had brief successes from 1978 to 1981…

Sonny Stitt - The Champ (1974) [Reissue 1998]

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Sonny Stitt - The Champ (1974) [Reissue 1998]

Sonny Stitt - The Champ (1974) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: 32 Jazz (32084)

Sonny Stitt was in great form in the early '70s, and the rhythm section on this release is excellent: pianist Duke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Roy Brooks. The problem is that trumpeter Joe Newman is not quite up to par, and Stitt constantly cuts his own solos short to make room for Newman. While there are some good spots for Stitt's tenor and alto, his truncated improvisations are ultimately frustrating, especially compared to his classic recordings from the era.

Santana - Amigos (1976) (Repost)

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Santana - Amigos (1976) (Repost)

Santana - Amigos (1976)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Latin Rock, Blues Rock, R&B, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS/Columbia (CK 33576)

By the release of Amigos, the Santana band's seventh album, only Carlos Santana and David Brown remained from the band that conquered Woodstock, and only Carlos had been in the band continuously since. Meanwhile, the group had made some effort to arrest its commercial slide, hiring an outside producer, David Rubinson, and taking a tighter, more up-tempo, and more vocal approach to its music. The overt jazz influences were replaced by strains of R&B/funk and Mexican folk music. The result was an album more dynamic than any since Santana III in 1971. "Let It Shine" (number 77), an R&B-tinged tune, became the group's first chart single in four years, and the album returned Santana to Top Ten status.

Dave Frishberg - You're A Lucky Guy (1978) Reissue 1999

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Dave Frishberg - You're A Lucky Guy (1978) Reissue 1999

Dave Frishberg - You're A Lucky Guy (1978) Reissue 1999
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans included
Bop, Vocal Jazz, Piano Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4074-2 | Time: 00:37:14

There is plenty of diversity on this prime Dave Frishberg set. Four songs (including vocal versions of "Truckin'" and "&The Underdog") match Frishberg's piano with trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, tenor saxophonist Al Cohn, bassist Jim Hughart, and drummer Nick Ceroli. Frishberg takes "That Old Feeling," "You're a Lucky Guy" (which he sings), and "Cheerful Little Earful" as piano solos, and there are also three wonderful duets with Cohn. Only two of the ten songs were written by Frishberg, so the emphasis is on his talents as a pianist and singer rather than as a lyricist. Recommended.

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) Japanese Mini-LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) Japanese Mini-LP 8CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) Mini LP 8 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.37 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.15 Gb | Scans ~ 433 Mb | 04:36:02
Easy Listening, Standarts, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz, Early Pop/Rock | Label: Sony | # SICP-3750~7

Japanese original release. Box set includes seven original albums "Andy Williams' Dear Heart," "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Born Free," "Love, Andy," "Honey," "Happy Heart," and "Love Theme from The Godfather" plus a bonus disc "Andy Williams Live In Japan," featuring live recordings from the concerts held at Osaka Festival Hall on May 15 & 16, 1973. This bonus CD becomes available as CD for the first time in the world. Features remastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating its US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description.

Supersister - Pudding En Gisteren & Superstarshine (1972) [Reissue 1990, Non-remastered]

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Supersister - Pudding En Gisteren & Superstarshine (1972) [Reissue 1990, Non-remastered]

Supersister - Pudding En Gisteren & Superstarshine (1972) [Reissue 1990, Non-remastered]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 394 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 184 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Progressive Rock/Canterbury Scene | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (843 230-2)

Pudding En Gisteren (1972). The third Supersister album is a big favorite with prog fans because it provides a good representation of the group's combination of Caravan-inspired jamming and Zappa-esque humor. Pudding and Gisteren consists of a pair of pop songs and pair of lengthy prog jams. The songs are instantly appealing: both "Radio" and "Psychopath" combine witty narratives with jaunty, hook-laden tunes that pack plenty of musical complexity into a compact space. The longer-form jams show great technical prowess and the occasional element of wacky humor ("Judy Goes on Holiday" finishes with an unexpected but amusing parody of doo wop music), but they lack the cohesiveness and memorable themes that define the best prog rock epics…

Livin' Blues - Blue Breeze (1976)

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Livin' Blues - Blue Breeze (1976)

Livin' Blues - Blue Breeze (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Ariola 28430 XOT | RU | ~ 404 or 170 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 8.47 Mb
Blues Rock | 15 Tracks

This Dutch blues band was formed in the Hague around 1967, becoming a regular outfit from 1969. The early line-up included Bjorn Toll (vocals), John Lagrand (harmonica), Ted Oberg (guitar), Ruud Fransen (bass) and Niek Dijkhuys (drums) but although the name remained wholesale changes soon took place, bringing in a new singer, Nicko Christiansen, and new bass and drums, Peter Kleinjan and Beer Klaasse, the latter pair being swiftly replaced by Gerard Strutbaum and Cesar Zuiderwijk, while keyboard player Henk Smitskamp was added…

Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (1979) {2004, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

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Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (1979) {2004, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (1979) {2004, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 389 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Covers Included | 00:59:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Progressive Rock | Chrysalis / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-67287

Stormwatch is the twelfth studio album by the progressive rock group Jethro Tull, released September 1979. It is considered the last in the trilogy of folk-rock albums by Jethro Tull (although folk music influenced virtually every Tull album to some extent.). Among other subject-matters, the album touches heavily on the problems relating to the environment, oil and money. Stormwatch was notably the last Tull album to feature the "classic" line-up of the 1970s, as drummer Barriemore Barlow and keyboardists John Evan and David Palmer left the band the following year after the end of the Stormwatch tour, while bassist John Glascock died from heart complications during the tour.

Wet Willie - Wet Willie (1971)

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Wet Willie - Wet Willie (1971)

Wet Willie - Wet Willie (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1998 | Capricorn Records, 314 558 383-2 | RU | ~ 255 or 94 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.38 Mb
Southern Rock, Blues Rock

It has an atrocious title and an atrocious album cover, but Wet Willie's eponymous debut is a good slice of Southern rock. The band occasionally stretches out a bit, getting into bluesy improvised sections, but their main talent is for laidback Southern grooves. The album is a little uneven, but "Shame, Shame, Shame," "Dirty Leg" and "Have a Good Time" illustrate their potential.

Dan Fogelberg - Home Free (1972) + Souvenirs (1974) 2 CD Set, Remastered 2006

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Dan Fogelberg - Home Free (1972) + Souvenirs (1974) 2 CD Set, Remastered 2006

Dan Fogelberg - Home Free (1972) + Souvenirs (1974) 2 CD Set, Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 554 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 208 Mb | Scans ~ 32 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock | Label: BGO | # BGOCD709 | Time: 01:30:27

This double-CD release from Britain's Beat Goes On label should interest anyone who's even slightly serious in appreciating Dan Fogelberg's music. For starters, in the absence of any upgrades since the late '80s in the sound of Sony Music's domestic Fogelberg CDs, the remastering of Souvenirs is more than a little welcome – the man's whole early catalog ought to have been remastered long before 2006, based on the crisp results here and the fresh edge it adds to music that is otherwise extremely familiar. And then there's the contents of the first disc, containing Fogelberg's debut Home Free album, which was not a success at the time of its release. Fogelberg and original producer Norbert Putnam remixed the original multi-track tapes from Home Free when it was time to do the CD release, and issued what was, in effect, a somewhat different album, with instruments shifted around in the mix and alterations in the framing and conceptions of various songs.

Ten Years After - Goin' Home (1975)

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Ten Years After - Goin' Home (1975)

Ten Years After - Goin' Home (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Chrysalis, CDP 1C 538-3 21077 2 | ~ 280 or 116 Mb | Scans
Blues Rock / Hard Rock | Compilation

Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song (1971) [Japanese Edition 2016]

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Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song (1971) [Japanese Edition 2016]

Stanley Turrentine - Salt Song (1971) [Japanese Edition 2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Jazz, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: King Records (KICJ 2537)

Stanley Turrentine's stint with Creed Taylor's CTI label may not have produced any out-and-out classics on the level of the very best LPs by Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, or George Benson, but the bluesy tenorist's output was consistently strong and worthwhile for all but the most stridently anti-fusion listeners. Salt Song was Turrentine's second album for CTI, and while it's perhaps just a small cut below his debut Sugar, it's another fine, eclectic outing that falls squarely into the signature CTI fusion sound: smooth but not slick, accessible but not simplistic. In general, keyboardist Eumir Deodato's arrangements have plenty of light funk and Brazilian underpinnings, the latter often courtesy of percussionist Airto Moreira…

Petra - Washes Whiter Than (1979) & Never Say Die (1981) [Reissue 1988]

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Petra - Washes Whiter Than (1979) & Never Say Die (1981) [Reissue 1988]

Petra - Washes Whiter Than (1979) & Never Say Die (1981) [Reissue 1988]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 455 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 184 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Christian Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Star Song (SSD 8016)

Petra is one of the most successful Christian rock bands ever, a veritable institution whose name (taken from the Greek word for "rock") has come to reflect not only their music, but their staying power as well, even in spite of Christian radio's reluctance to program their brand of loud, slick arena rock.
"Washes Whiter Than" (1979) is the earlier of this two albums and it shows. There are glimpses of the changes to come. The album varies from ballads to funk to jazz and rock with the gospel message. "Never Say Die" (1981) is the start of the "classic" era of Petra with their more straight ahead rock. From the opening crooner "The Coloring Song" we move into some classic Petra rock with "Chameleon". The album could be described as easy listening rock and finishes with the worship anthem "Praise Ye The Lord".