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Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)

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Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)

Judy Collins - Christmas With Judy Collins (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:02:20
Holidays, Christmas, Pop/Rock, Folk | Label: Wildflower/Cleopatra | # CLP 0924

Building on her well-represented holiday catalog, Christmas with Judy Collins is essentially a reissue of the folk artist's 2000 release All on a Wintry Night, padded with two additional songs. All 14 tracks from Wintry Night are featured here in their original sequence with the addition of a new single, the western-tinged "Angels in the Snow" leading off the album, and a stirring, largely a cappella version of "Amazing Grace" closing it out. Fans of Collins' rich, warm voice will enjoy some of the more stripped-down arrangements, which feature her singing to a simple piano accompaniment on lesser-known carols like "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Cherry Tree Carol." On the other hand, the dated synthesizer sounds on tracks like "Come Rejoice" and "Good King Wenceslas" sound rather homogenous and the spoken intro over the faux-strings of "Away in a Manger" is far too heavy-handed to take seriously. Fortunately, the bulk of the album's 16 tracks favor the more minimalist arrangements keeping Collins' lovely voice at the forefront without much distraction.

Pretty Voices vol.4: Marion Raven & M2M (2008)

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Pretty Voices vol.4: Marion Raven & M2M (2008)

Pretty Voices vol.4: Marion Raven & M2M (2008)
DVD5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LinearPCM, 2 ch
Pop, Pop Rock, Alt Rock | Covers Included | ~ 4.64 Gb

Rising from the ashes of late-'90s teen pop ephemera, Marion Elise Ravn (known as simply Marion Raven) has been around for a while. In 1994, the ten-year-old Raven recorded a collection of children's songs for EMI Norway with her friend Marit Larsen. The pair went on to form M2M in 1998, a doe-eyed addition to an overstuffed pop scene reigned over by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera…

Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Expanded Reissue 2015

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Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Expanded Reissue 2015

Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb | 00:58:04
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop | Label: Megaphone | # CDMEGA 24

Michael Head, former frontman of the Pale Fountains and current co-leader along with his brother John – who is also a Strand – of Brit pop outfit Shack, turns in a stellar chamber pop performance with Magical World of the Strands. Head, who is no stranger to either classy, baroque pop or neo-psychedelia, has composed an album of gorgeously illustrated songs that are lushly orchestrated by a standard rock quartet augmented by a flutist (Leslie Roberts) and a string quartet. The result is an album that, while little known, is a classic, a masterpiece of modern chamber pop.

Bryan Ferry - The Bride Stripped Bare (1978) Japanese Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

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Bryan Ferry - The Bride Stripped Bare (1978) Japanese Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Bryan Ferry - The Bride Stripped Bare (1978) Japanese Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb | Scans ~ 173 Mb
Pop Rock, Glam Rock, Art Rock | Label: Virgin/EMI Music Japan | # VJCP-68816 | Time: 00:41:48

The Bride Stripped Bare is a 1978 solo album by Bryan Ferry and is his fifth album released independent of Roxy Music. It was recorded after his girlfriend Jerry Hall left him for Mick Jagger in 1977, and appears to contain references to their break-up.

The Police - Live In Concert at Tokyo Dome (2008) [HDTV, 1080i]

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The Police - Live In Concert at Tokyo Dome (2008) [HDTV, 1080i]

The Police - Live In Concert at Tokyo Dome (2008)
TS: MPEG 2, 1920x1080 (16:9), 29.970 fps | AAC LC, 48.0 KHz, 2 ch, 192 Kbps
New wave, Post-punk, Pop-Rock | 01:33:30 | ~ 14.52 Gb

~ The Police Live at Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan on February 14, 2008. ~

Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon (2010)

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Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon (2010)

Tift Merritt - See You On The Moon (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included
Label: Fantasy/Concord | # FAN-31965-02 | Time: 00:43:09
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country, Americana

Tift Merritt has become unexpectedly (and thankfully) prolific since she signed with Fantasy Records in 2008, after going four years without releasing a record. See You on the Moon is her third album in as many years, and from the first track, the gentle and soul-infused love song "Mixtape," she demonstrates that she can maintain solid quality control at this pace and does so with ease. See You on the Moon is a more spare and intimate-sounding set than 2008's Another Country, as if she learned a bit about the value of concision with her 2009 solo acoustic live set Buckingham Solo, but Merritt clearly works well with others (the backing musicians are uniformly great, and Jim James of My Morning Jacket contributes some solid harmonies on "Feel of the World"), and while the arrangements wisely avoid cluttering the clean landscapes of her melodies, producer and engineer Tucker Martine gives the recordings a full-bodied sound even when the performances are purposefully simple. As on Merritt's other albums, the real key to See You on the Moon lies in her songs and her voice, and both are in splendid form here.

Brian Wilson - Come Back, Brian! (1994) {Vigotone}

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Brian Wilson - Come Back, Brian! (1994) {Vigotone}

Brian Wilson - Come Back, Brian! (1994) {Vigotone}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 150 mb
Genre: pop, rock

Come Back, Brian! is a 1994 bootleg CD by Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson. The CD features demos, alternate mixes, and songs from albums recorded in the late 80's and early 90's. This was released by Vigotone.

VA - Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Soundtrack) (EP) (2011)

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VA - Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Soundtrack) (EP) (2011)

VA - Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (Soundtrack) (EP) (2011)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 33 mb
Genre: Christmas, soundtrack

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas is a soundtrack EP for a direct-to-DVD animated feature for Barbie, the doll. While only an EP, the soundtrack features all five songs that were featured in the presentation, originals and a cover of a Christmas standard.

Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington - Thrillington (1977)

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Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington - Thrillington (1977)

Percy 'Thrills' Thrillington - Thrillington (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1995 | Regal Zonophone, 7243 8 32145 2 5 | EU | ~ 261 or 108 Mb | Scans(png) -> 125 Mb
Pop Rock / Easy Listening / Classical

The Thrillington album is one of the few genuinely rare, legitimate commercial LP releases in Paul McCartney's output, mostly a result of its never having been officially credited to McCartney or publicized as one of his releases. An orchestral/instrumental version of Paul & Linda McCartney's Ram album, Thrillington is a very potent work in its own right…

VA - Song For A Winter's Night (2006) {Sony/BMG} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Song For A Winter's Night (2006) {Sony/BMG} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Song For A Winter's Night (2006) {Sony/BMG}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 245 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 118 mb
Genre: Christmas, pop, pop rock, R&B, soul, holiday

In some parts of our Planet Earth, the last day of winter is 19 March, 2016. Song For A Winter's Night honors the last night of winter. This compilation was released in 2006 through Sony Music and BMG, featuring songs relating to the holiday season along with cold chilling moments that are slowly fading away into the ever-present sunset, amen. It is a taste of the raisin of the new season.

The Pastels - Mobile Safari (1995)

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The Pastels - Mobile Safari (1995)

The Pastels - Mobile Safari (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 288 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop | Label: Up Records | # UP025 | Time: 00:38:05

On Mobile Safari, the Pastels stretched out to an American audience with their calm and reflective style of blissful indie pop. Stephan Pastel remained the band's primary songwriter, while Katrina Mitchell (drums) and Aggi Wright (bass) began to contribute more this time around. Mitchell sings bittersweet and awkward lead vocals on "Mandarin" and "Token Collecting." Her untrained crooning is part of the allure of her songs. Wright leads on vocals on the festive "Yoga" and composed the instrumental "Mobile Deli." Pastel leads the way on the rest of the songs with his dry and deep vocal style. His delivery speeds up from its normally sluggish pace on the toe-tapping "Classic Line-Up" and "Strategic Gear." He collaborated with former member David Keegan on "Exploration Team" and "Flightpaths to Each Other." The whole trio of Pastel, Mitchell, and Wright collaborated on the disc's final track, the sublimely cool and horn-filled "Worlds of Possibility." Gerard Love added guitar and vocals to some of the tracks, while Luna's Dean Wareham also appeared as a guest guitarist. Mobile Safari was recorded at CAVA Sound Workshops and Stuffhouse Studios, both in the band's home of Glasgow, Scotland. Seattle's Up Records released the disc in 1995.

Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire (1987) [Non-Remastered, Japanese Press]

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Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire (1987) [Non-Remastered, Japanese Press]

Bryan Ferry - Bête Noire (1987) [Non-Remastered, Japanese Press]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans ~ 69 Mb | 00:43:50
Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop, Art Rock, New Wave | Label: Virgin Japan | # VJD-32002

Hooking up with regular Madonna collaborator Patrick Leonard as the co-producer of this album proved to be just the trick for Ferry. Bete Noire sparkles as the highlight of Ferry's post-Roxy solo career, adding enough energy to make it more than Boys and Girls part two. Here, his trademark well-polished heartache strikes a fine balance between mysterious moodiness and dancefloor energy, and Leonard adds more than a few tricks that keep the pep up. Five out of the nine songs are Ferry/Leonard collaborations; all succeed, from "Limbo"'s opening punch and flow to the cinematic (and unsurprisingly French-tinged) feeling of the title track. The atmospheric, almost chilling "Zamba"'s minimal, buried drums, soft synths and doomy piano, make it the best of that bunch. Ferry's best moment here is all his own, though – the great single "Kiss and Tell," with a steady, bold bassline leading the way for his slightly dissolute portrayal of mating rituals and all they entail. Like Boys and Girls, the album's supporting cast mixes a lengthy list of session pros with a few guest stars.

Eric Carmen - The Best Of Eric Carmen (1988)

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Eric Carmen - The Best Of Eric Carmen (1988)

Eric Carmen - The Best Of Eric Carmen (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 307 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 120 Mb | Scans | 46:42
Arista | 258 999
Pop Rock, Soft Rock

This album includes Carmen's 1988 hit "Make Me Lose Control" plus six of the other eight singles-chart entries he enjoyed from 1975 to 1980, plus interesting album cuts such as "Hey Deanie," the Shaun Cassidy hit written by Carmen, and, of course, his comeback hit, "Hungry Eyes," from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

Felix Cavaliere - Dreams In Motion (1994)

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Felix Cavaliere - Dreams In Motion (1994)

Felix Cavaliere - Dreams In Motion (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 355 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 142 mb
Genre: pop, rock, pop rock

Dreams In Motion is the 1994 album by The (Young) Rascals' vocalist Felix Cavaliere. This was released by Ka:Ram:Bō:La:Ge/MCA.

U2 - Songs of Experience (Japan Release) (2017)

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U2 - Songs of Experience (Japan Release) (2017)

U2 - Songs of Experience (Japan Release) (2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 461.94 Mb | 01:15:05 | Cover
Pop Rock | Country: Irland | Label: Island - UICI-9068

Songs of Experience is the fourteenth studio album by Irish rock band U2. Released on 1 December 2017, it was produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, Jolyon Thomas, Brent Kutzle, Paul Epworth, Danger Mouse, and Declan Gaffney. The album is intended to be a companion piece to U2's previous record, Songs of Innocence (2014). Whereas its predecessor explored the group members' adolescence in Ireland in the 1970s, Songs of Experience thematically is a collection of letters written by lead vocalist Bono to people and places closest to his heart. The personal nature of the lyrics reflects a "brush with mortality" that he had during the album's recording.