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Heavy Cruiser - Lucky Dog (1973) [Reissue 2012]

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Heavy Cruiser - Lucky Dog (1973) [Reissue 2012]

Heavy Cruiser - Lucky Dog (1973) [Reissue 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 240 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: O-Music (OM 71040)

In 1972, pre-heavy metal legend Neil Merryweather took the musicans from Mama Lion with the exception of Lynn Carey, entered the studio and laid down two albums, "Heavy Cruiser" and "Lucky Dog" under the name of Heavy Cruiser.
Artie Ripp (record producer) stopped the band from putting their names on the record cover because he didn’t want it to interfere with his main act, Mama Lion.
The same thing happened when Neil did more of his songs with the band and produced a second “Heavy Cruiser” album called “Lucky Dog” - band members’ names were left off the cover.

Camel - Rain Dances (1977) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Posted By: popsakov
Camel - Rain Dances (1977) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Camel - Rain Dances (1977) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 244 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 104 Mb
Covers Included | 00:41:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Jazz Fusion | DERAM / Polydor K.K. #POCD-1824

The band's fifth release, Rain Dances is Camel at its best, offering the most consistent and representative package in their saga. The addition of Caravan-cofounder Richard Sinclair proves profitable, as do a few colorist touches by Brian Eno on "Elke." Mel Collins' woodwinds are among the highlights, especially on "Tell Me" and the title track. From beginning to end, this project flows gracefully.

Ronnie Aldrich - Soft & Wicked (1973) + Come to Where The Love Is (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2004 [Re-Up]

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Ronnie Aldrich - Soft & Wicked (1973) + Come to Where The Love Is (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2004 [Re-Up]

Ronnie Aldrich - Soft & Wicked (1973) + Come to Where The Love Is (1972) 2LP in 1CD, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 448 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Piano | Label: Decca | # 475 6147 DM | 01:21:10

"Beautiful Music" used to be a genre in the realm of popular music. It's also been called "easy listening" and then morphed into "adult contemporary". But today's adult contemporary is really just soft rock (albeit today's soft rock is harder than a lot of Top 40 was in the late 70s and early 80s). There used to be stations that played "beautiful music" exclusively: Stanley Black, Ray Conniff, Percy Faith, Frank Chacksfield, etc. Most of the playlist would be recent contemporary hits covered by choral groups, pianists, and orchestras. During that time, London Records sold a lot of their patented Phase 4 Stereo LP records and reel-to-reel tapes. The series was renowned for it's technical brilliance, using state of the art recording, mixing and mastering techniques. Ronnie Aldrich was among London's best selling artists and Tony D'Amato produced many albums using Aldrich's twin pianos backed by The London Festival Orchestra. These albums were not only known for their technical brilliance (which is still quite impressive even in the 21st century) but also for their glossy, gatefold covers featuring colorful artwork and graphics and maybe a sexy model or two. The two LPs featured on this CD were originally released in 1973 and 1972, respectively.

Cybotron - Colossus (1978) [Reissue 1990]

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Cybotron - Colossus (1978) [Reissue 1990]

Cybotron - Colossus (1978) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Berlin School | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: In-Akustik (inak 8906 CD)

Cybotron was an electronic music duo formed in Melbourne, Australia, by expatriate German Steve Braund (aka Steve Maxwell Von Braund) and Geoff Green in 1975. The group draws heavily on synthesisers, electronic and acoustic percussion, plus saxophone and played minimalist, repetitive progressive-style electronica in a style that emulated the direction of the 1970's German cosmic sounds. The second album, "Colossus" - arguably the peak for Cybotron - was released in 1978. Soundscapes displayed here are very similar to Tangerine Dream (Froese/Franke/Baumann period), but in a more melodic and symphonic way, with more distinct and rythmic parts, and less trance and repetitive loops. Furthermore, Cybotron introduces an instrument not very much used by electronic bands at this moment: the sax! This adds quite a refreshing feeling to the music.

Piero Piccioni - Appassionata (1974) 2CD, Limited Edition 2011

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Piero Piccioni - Appassionata (1974) 2CD, Limited Edition 2011

Piero Piccioni - Appassionata (1974) 2CD, Limited Edition 2011
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 568 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 244 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Easy Listening, Jazz | Label: Quartet | # QRSCE028 | 01:46:59

Deluxe treatment for one of the most important works by Piero Piccioni, includes the complete film score plus the 1974 album version. Appassionata (1974) was a sexually-charged production starring Gabriele Ferzetti, Valentina Cortese, Ornella Muti and Elenora Giorgi. Chronicling the competition of two nubile girls who attempt to seduce the patriarch of a household, Gianluigi Calderone’s movie didn’t shy away from depicting such forbidden subjects as incest or the early sexual awakening of teenagers. This disturbing story was made more all the sensual by the lush underscore of Piero Piccioni.

Harlis - 2 Studio Albums (1976-1977) [Reissue 2009]

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Harlis - 2 Studio Albums (1976-1977) [Reissue 2009]

Harlis - 2 Studio Albums (1976-1977) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 675 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 244 MB | Covers included
Genre: Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sireena Records

While German Prog/Art rockers Jane may be a familiar name outside of the Prog arena, Harlis were a tremendously talented offshoot of the band who recorded two albums that didn’t conform to the Prog Rock rulebook, but didn’t stray to far from it either. Led by former Jane member Charly Maucher, Harlis were a bit looser than their contemporaries, which added a raw edge to their sound. While the band features excellent musicians, Harlis’ sound is more about the band as a whole as opposed to the skills of the individuals. Adding a bit more Blues and British and American Rock influences into the mix may have turned away some Prog fans, but in doing so, their sound has a timeless quality to it.
Harlis’ 1976 self-titled debut was a joyous slice of Rock that didn’t really belong to any defined genre…

Argent - Encore: Live In Concert (1974) {1999 Collectables/Sony Music}

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Argent - Encore: Live In Concert (1974) {1999 Collectables/Sony Music}

Argent - Encore: Live In Concert (1974) {1999 Collectables/Sony Music}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 499 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 174 mb
Genre: progressive rock, pop rock, classic rock

Encore: Live In Concert is a 1974 live album by Argent. It was a chance to hear Rod Argent do his current hit song "Hold Your Head Up", then take a throwback with The Zombies and "Time Of The Season". This is a 1999 remaster released by Collectables/Sony Music.

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

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Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976)
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 257MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul

Roy Ayers's had long made his shift into R&B/soul by 1976's Everybody Loves the Sunshine. His recordings of this period can be very hit and miss, and in this particular record, you get both. The title track, "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," is a quintessential song from the mid-'70s. While it might not have slammed the charts like Wild Cherry's "Play That Funky Music," it's still a revered classic. It evokes that feeling of sweltering concrete in Brooklyn where the only relief is the local fire hydrant.

Made In Germany - Made In Germany (1971) [Reissue 2002] (Re-Up)

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Made In Germany - Made In Germany (1971) [Reissue 2002] (Re-Up)

Made In Germany - Made In Germany (1971) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 61 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair (LHC00013)

When Made In Germany published their eponymous album on Metronome in 1971, this was the reward for their committed practising in grumpy rehearsal rooms for many years. All this began at Beethoven Gymnasium (College) in West Berlin. The West Berliners had started as a schoolboy band in order to play the hits of their protagonists. Under the name of "Cosmics" they still considered the "making of music" a hobby. In 1968 they won the first prize in an international beat festival together with the Chechen band "Atlantis". The bands became friends and saw each others. When the musicians of "Atlantis" split up, their guitarist (Stan Regal) stayed in Berlin, married and started to work in Audio recording studio. This was a favourable combination for the band to fulfil their dream to record their music material in a proper recording studio and to get a recording contract as they were technically well-experienced and sufficiently self-confident, too…

Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)

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Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)

Dexter Gordon - Tangerine (1975)
EAC 0.99pb1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 287MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 100MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Hard-Bop

Still considered an expatriate as he resided in Europe, Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned stateside in mid-1972 long enough to lay down two sessions' worth of material that would primarily be split between Tangerine (1972), Generation (1973), and Ca'Purange (1973). The opening update of the Johnny Mercer staple "Tangerine" gets things underway with a mid-tempo treatment allowing Gordon, Thad Jones (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), and Stanley Clarke (bass) plenty of room to groove on their own as well as in the quintet with Louis Hayes' (drums) rock-solid downbeat.

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976) Reissue 1993 [Re-Up]

Jimmy Witherspoon & Robben Ford - Live (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Blues, Jump Blues | Label: Avenue Jazz | # R2 71262 | Time: 00:43:17

This album is a literal encyclopedia, and apprenticeship for the blues guitarist! There is no date listed as to when this was recorded, but Robben shows who he is this night and one can only guess what an illustrious carrer he has awaiting him. He shows the importance of the minor 6th scale, and his Mike Bloomfield influence shows strongly. Jimmy Witherspoon a man who needs no introduction, and is missed sadly today by many, displays his usual, dazzling charm, and stage presence.

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1970/2020)

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Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1970/2020)

Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead (50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (1970/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,1 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 432 Mb | 03:07:25
Folk Rock, Country Rock | Label: Rhino Entertainment, Grateful Dead Records

Due July 10th, Workingman's Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be available as a three-CD set and digital equivalents featuring the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased complete concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy® Award-winning engineer, David Glasser, along with restoration and speed correction by Plangent Processes. 2/21/71 delivers a plethora of songs from both Workingman’s Dead and the band’s follow-up album, American Beauty. Some highlights include Weir’s moving vocal take on “Me and Bobby McGee,” Pigpen’s whiskey-seasoned growl on “Easy Wind” and a stellar run through “Uncle John’s Band” to close out the show.

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1973)

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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1973)

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Columbia, CK 33453 | ~ 258 or 104 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 58 Mb
Progressive Rock

Pink Floyd followed the commercial breakthrough of Dark Side of the Moon with Wish You Were Here, a loose concept album about and dedicated to their founding member Syd Barrett. The record unfolds gradually, as the jazzy textures of "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" reveal its melodic motif, and in its leisurely pace, the album shows itself to be a warmer record than its predecessor…

Kris Kristofferson - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (16CD) [Re-Up]

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Kris Kristofferson - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (16CD) [Re-Up]

Kris Kristofferson - Albums Collection 1970-2012 (16CD)
FLAC | Tracks/Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.97 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.65 Gb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Alternative Country, Country-Rock, Soft Rock | Time: 11:39:02

Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor. He is known for such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole writer of most of his songs, and he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene such as Shel Silverstein. In 1985, Kristofferson joined fellow country artists Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash in forming the country music supergroup "The Highwaymen". In 2004, Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Collection includes: Kristofferson (1970); Me & Bobby McGee (1971); The Silver Tongued Devil And I (1971); Border Lord (1972); Jesus Was A Capricorn (1972); Breakaway (1974) with Rita Coolidge; A Star Is Born (1976) with Barbra Streisand; Natural Act (1978) with Rita Coolidge; A Moment of Forever (1995); The Austin Sessions (1999); The Essential Kris Kristofferson (2004) 2CD; This Old Road (2006); Closer To The Bone (2009); Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 (2010); Feeling Mortal (2012).

Suzi Quatro - Your Mamma Won't Like Me (1975) {2012, Remastered}

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Suzi Quatro - Your Mamma Won't Like Me (1975) {2012, Remastered}

Suzi Quatro - Your Mamma Won't Like Me (1975) {2012, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 366 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 144 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Hard Rock | 7T's Records #GLAM CD 130

Your Mamma Won't Like Me is the third studio album by Suzi Quatro. Released in 1975, the album marked a change in the hard rock sound from the singer's previous albums Suzi Quatro and Quatro, instead displaying a more funk oriented rock sound. The title track reached No. 31 on the UK singles chart in February 1975. The album's second single, "I Bit off More Than I Could Chew", also reached the charts, peaking at 54 in the UK charts. "Michael" also had limited promotion, being released as a single in some territories, including Australia where the song reached the top 100. The album reached the charts in several territories, reaching the top 50 in Germany, Norway and New Zealand, as well as making an appearance in the US charts, peaking at 146. The album includes a cover of Little Willie John's "Fever". This was the last album to include Alistair Mackenzie as keyboard player, with Mike Deacon replacing him thereafter.