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Van Morrison - A Period Of Transition (1977) Remastered Reissue 1997

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Van Morrison - A Period Of Transition (1977) Remastered Reissue 1997

Van Morrison - A Period Of Transition (1977) Remastered Reissue 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 78 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 537457-2 | Time: 00:36:07 | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

A Period of Transition is the ninth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1977. It was his first album in two-and-a-half years, largely forgotten or overlooked by most casual fans. At the time of its release it was received with some disappointment by critics and fans: "Most were hoping for a work of primeval vocal aggression that would challenge the emerging élite of Morrison pretenders, whose ranks included Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Phil Lynott, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello." However, the album is still notable for several major compositions, including "Heavy Connection", "Flamingos Fly", "The Eternal Kansas City" and "Cold Wind in August".

The Mamas & The Papas - The Complete Singles: 50th Anniversary Collection (2016)

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The Mamas & The Papas - The Complete Singles: 50th Anniversary Collection (2016)

The Mamas & The Papas - The Complete Singles: 50th Anniversary Collection (2016)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:33:44 | 654 Mb
Classic Rock, Psychedelic Pop, Sunshine Pop | Label: Real Gone Music

A two-CD, 53-track set that includes for the first time ever the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their impossible-to-find-on-CD original U.S. mono single mixes. But this one-of-a-kind collection—which is remastered by Aaron Kannowski, the engineer responsible for our other acclaimed collections of singles by fellow Dunhill label acts The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf—doesn’t stop with The Mamas and the Papas’ singles. It also includes the solo single sides that group members Mama Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty and John Phillips cut for the Dunhill and ABC labels, again in their rare, original single mixes. Many of the solo singles and B-sides have never been on CD, let alone in their single mixes; plus, over the course of listening to this set (which clocks in at over 150 minutes), you’ll hear such legendary songs as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” and “It’s Getting Better” exactly as folks heard them over the radio back in those halcyon days.

Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008

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Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008

Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset (1989) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 144 Mb
Label: Exile, Polydor | # 5305449 | Time: 00:52:46
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Avalon Sunset is the nineteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was released in 1989 by Mercury Records to both commercial and critical success. On 9 January 2008, Avalon Sunset was reissued and remastered, featuring an alternative take of "Whenever God Shines His Light" and a version of "When the Saints Go Marching In" with additional lyrics by Morrison. Includes original artwork and full lyrics to Van Morrison compositions 12 tracks. At the end of 1989, Christgau named Avalon Sunset the 22nd best album of the year in his list for the annual Pazz & Jop critics poll. The Times ranked it 63rd their 1993 list of "All Time Top 100 Albums".

Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog (1985)

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Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog (1985)

Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included | 00:43:31
Pop/Rock, New Wave, Experimental Rock | Label: Geffen | # GED 24074, GEFD 24074

Dog Eat Dog is the 12th album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1985. It was her second album for Geffen Records. The album was a departure for Mitchell due to its synthetic sound (featuring production work by British synthesiser musician Thomas Dolby). Lyrically, the album dealt with prominent issues in mid 1980s society, such as Reaganism, televangelists, consumerism and famine in Ethiopia. One of Mitchell's more unusual songs, "Smokin' (Empty, Try Another)" was recorded by sampling the sound of the cigarette machine in the hall of the studio where Wild Things Run Fast was recorded.

Annie Lennox - Bare (2003) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

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Annie Lennox - Bare (2003) {Japan 1st Press} Repost

Annie Lennox - Bare (2003) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 346 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 156 Mb
Full Scans: (PNG) ~ 450 Mb or (JPG) ~ 88 Mb | 01:04:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock / Soft Rock / Synth-Pop / Alternative Rock / Adult Contemporary
19 Recordings / RCA / BMG Funhouse, Inc. #BVCP-24034 / 82876-53008-2

It's been eight years since Medusa, Annie Lennox's last studio album, was released. It's been 11 since her debut solo effort and five since the short-lived Eurythmics reunion. And while she may not be prolific, Lennox is always enigmatic. Bare is a collection of self-penned tracks, as the artist explains in the liners: "This album contains songs that are deeply personal and emotional. In a sense I have 'exposed' myself through the work to reveal aspects of an inner world that are fragile…broken through experience but not entirely smashed. I am not a young artist in their (sic) twenties. I am a mature woman facing up to the failed expectations of life and facing up to 'core' issues." Sound pretentious? One listen proves that Lennox lives up to her claims in spades. Here are 11 wholly – even infectiously – accessible, lyrically savvy, and gorgeously wrought pop songs full of spiritual and emotional depth that make for a deeply moving whole.

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs & Band (1971) Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

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Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs & Band (1971) Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs & Band (1971) Remastered 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans included
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | Label: Sony Music | # MHCP 560 | 00:35:05

After the burnished, mellow Moments, Boz Scaggs put some grit back into his music with this third album, Boz Scaggs & Band. Not that he got down and dirty – his blue-eyed soul and funk is still sleek and stylish, music for uptown parties, not downtown juke joints. But Scaggs gave his band equal billing on the title here because they carry equal weight on Boz Scaggs & Band. It's a true band album, showcasing the group's tight interplay as much as it does Scaggs' vocals. Sometimes, the band almost dominates the proceedings too much, as they do on "Runnin' Blue," where they're as splashy as a Vegas big band. Such excesses are balanced by the nimble "Up to You," this album's irresistible foray into country – something that was a regular Boz feature at this point – and the brief, breezy "Here to Stay," which helps keep things light and casual. But the best thing about Boz & Band is hearing that band play, particularly on "Flames of Love" and "Why Why," where they get down low, playing funky rock and soul that holds its own with Little Feat's Meters-inspired grooves.

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Bag Of Hits (2002) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

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Fun Lovin' Criminals - Bag Of Hits (2002) 2CD Edition [Re-Up]

Fun Lovin' Criminals - Bag Of Hits (2002) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 713 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 257 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Funk, Alternative Hip-Hop | Label: Chrysalis | # 539 9532 | 01:47:36

First greatest hits collection for the New York-formed, alternative rock-rap trio, Fun Lovin' Criminals. It features material from their 1996 debut, 'Come Find Yourself', right through to their third LP, 'Mimosa'. The UK top 20 hits, 'Love Unlimited' and 'Scooby Snacks' are included. CD1 featuring all the hits and live faves. CD2 is a bonus disc featuring rare deleted & previously unreleased mixes!

Rod Stewart - The Album / Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1999)

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Rod Stewart - The Album / Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1999)

Rod Stewart - The Album / Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1999)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 463MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 183MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Rock

On his debut album (titled An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down in Britain, and The Rod Stewart Album in America, presumably because its original title was "too English" or cryptic for U.S. audiences), Rod Stewart essays a startlingly original blend of folk, blues, and rock & roll. The opening cover of the Stones' "Street Fighting Man" encapsulates his approach. Turning the driving acoustic guitars of the original inside out, the song works a laid-back, acoustic groove, bringing a whole new meaning to it before escalating into a full-on rock & roll attack – without any distorted guitars, just bashing acoustics and thundering drums. Through this approach, Stewart establishes that rock can sound as rich and timeless as folk, and that folk can be as vigorous as rock.

Wilson Phillips - Shadows And Light (1992) {Japan 1st Press}

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Wilson Phillips - Shadows And Light (1992) {Japan 1st Press}

Wilson Phillips - Shadows And Light (1992) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 395 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans ~ 72 Mb | 01:00:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock | SBK Records / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-7095

This is a big step forward for Carnie and Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips. Their first album, which was a phenomenal success, was shiny and happy and upbeat for the most part; this follow-up is murkier, with denser arrangements and hooks that aren't quite as obvious on first listen. This works both for and against the group. With their soaring harmonies, they bring a joyful brassiness to the hopeful "It's Only Life," which is this album's "Hold On" – though it is far from being a blueprint. The affirmation of love on track nine, "All the Way From New York," juxtaposed with track ten, the sexy rocker "Fueled for Houston," works, and it is the brightest spot on the album.

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008

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Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008

Van Morrison - Enlightenment (1990) Remastered & Expanded 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb
Label: Polydor, Exile | # 5308763 | Time: 00:58:49 | Covers included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Blues-Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

2008 newly remastered sound and expanded packaging including lyrics of Enlightenment, an album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, released in 1990. It reached No. 5 on the UK charts. Exile/Polydor releases this album as part of a batch of two of the four catalogue reissues of Morrison's albums dated from 1971 through 2002. In "Enlightenment" Van once again ruminates on spiritual matters, but this is probably the most sober and matter-of-fact expression of his personal struggle toward understanding that he has ever offered. "I'm in the here and now and I'm meditating / But still I'm suffering," Morrison admits, "But that's my problem."

Cock Robin - First Love / Last Rites (1989)

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Cock Robin - First Love / Last Rites (1989)

Cock Robin - First Love / Last Rites (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 275 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans ~ 70 Mb | 00:44:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | CBS Records #465943 2

The production, performance, mixing, running order, and sleeve on First Love: Last Rites all add up to an outstanding piece of work, both lyrically and sonically. Peter Kingsbery and Anna LaCazio are on fine form vocally, while John Pierce and Pat Mastelotto are awesome as the rhythm section. Rhett Davies' production is (arguably) the best of his career to date, including Roxy Music's Avalon and King Crimson's Discipline and Beat. First Love should've been huge, but sadly, Cock Robin were victims of the dreaded record company – poorly promotion and the wrong choice of singles meant a premature end, but what a way to say au revoir. Why on earth "For Experience Sake," "Win or Lose," and "My First Confession" were kept as album tracks is a mystery more oblique than the one Kingsbery sings about on "Worlds Apart."

Paula Cole - Revolution (2019)

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Paula Cole - Revolution (2019)

Paula Cole - Revolution (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 128 Mb | 00:55:42
Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Female Vocal | Label: 675 Records

Paula Cole’s tenth album, Revolution, fulfills the promise of her 1994 debut. Titled Harbinger, it hinted at what was to come in the singer-songwriter’s life and career. It didn’t so much foreshadow her subsequent accomplishments: the double-platinum second album, This Fire; her hit singles “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want To Wait,” her Best New Artist Grammy and an additional six Grammy nominations; or becoming a Grammy-nominated producer and founder of her own 675 record label. But Harbinger signaled Cole’s dedication to breaking the silence of generations of women and giving voice to those left behind by history.

Colin Linden - Rich In Love (2015) [Re-Up]

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Colin Linden - Rich In Love (2015) [Re-Up]

Colin Linden - Rich In Love (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Blues, Roots, Pop/Rock | Label: Stony Plain | # SPCD 1386 | 00:51:39

Colin Linden is a genuine renaissance man of roots music. He’s a singer and songwriter of great skill; an in-demand and prolific record producer (Bruce Cockburn, Tom Wilson, Colin James); a side-man to the stars as guitarist for the likes of Bob Dylan, Greg Allman, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; a member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings; plus there's his on and off-screen musical work on the TV series "Nashville." Linden’s songs have been covered by The Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Keb’ Mo’, and Colin James. His new release includes guests Charlie Musselwhite, Reese Wyman and Amy Helm.

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Midnight Ride (1966) [Reissue 2000]

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Paul Revere & The Raiders - Midnight Ride (1966) [Reissue 2000]

Paul Revere & The Raiders - Midnight Ride (1966) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 272 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 275 MB
Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock, Pop-Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sundazed Music (SC 6135)

Midnight Ride marked just about the pinnacle of Paul Revere & the Raiders' history as a source of great albums. Even more to their credit, most of the music on Midnight Ride was written by the bandmembers themselves, and not just Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere, but Phil Volk, Drake Levin, and Mike Smith getting a shared songwriting credit. The irony is that this was the last album on which that egalitarian spirit was to dominate; alongside the tight, hard, eminently danceable rock & roll sounds that comprise about two-thirds of this album, there are signs of the softer, more introspective balladry that lead singer Mark Lindsay was starting to favor in his songwriting ("Little Girl in the Fourth Row," etc.)…

Colin James - Albums Collection 1988-2018 (16CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

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Colin James - Albums Collection 1988-2018 (16CD) [Re-Up + Upgrade]

Colin James - Albums Collection 1988-2018 (16CD)
EAC/XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.3 Gb | Complete Scans
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop/Rock | Time: 12:37:58

Colin James is a Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, who plays in the blues, rock, and neo-swing genres. Collection includes 15 studio albums and one compilation.