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Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994) [Re-Up]

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Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994) [Re-Up]

Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 167 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI Music Special Markets | # 72435-81183-2-2 | Time: 00:30:22
Soft Rock, Folk, AM Pop, Singer/Songwriter

This ten-track budget-priced collection, excerpted and resequenced from a longer version released in Japan, presents Laura Nyro at the piano along with a female vocal trio, performing a combination of the hit songs she penned, some 1950s and '60s hits of others she loved, and some of her newer material of the early 1990s. Four rock & roll oldies, the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love," the Miracles' "Ooh Baby Baby," Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," and the Everly Brothers' "Let It Be Me," are interrupted by three of Nyro's own oldies, "And When I Die," "Save the Country," and "Wedding Bell Blues." This abbreviated version of the set then concludes with three then-recent songs, "Light a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)," "Louise's Church," and "Woman of the World," songs that continue to seem more preachy and less personal than her earlier work.

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

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Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk | Label: Mercury | # 832 133-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Primitive Dance is a 1987 album by Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady. The song "The Awakening" features the vocals of Irish singer Moya Brennan. Mark Knopfler guests on guitar on one track.

Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (2020)

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Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (2020)

Sufjan Stevens - The Ascension (2020)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 1:20:30 | 184 / 477 Mb
Genre: Pop, Folk, Indie, Alternative / Label: Asthmatic Kitty

The Ascension is the eighth studio album from singer, songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens and is the long awaited follow-up to Stevens' Carrie abd Lowell. In the time between Carrie and Lowell and The Ascension, Stevens also released Oscar-nominated music for the Luca Guadagnino film Call Me By Your Name; a collaborative album entitled Planetarium with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National) and James Mcalister; The Decalogue, a solo piano work performed by Timo Andres; and scored several works for ballet: Reflections (Houston Ballet) and Principia (NYCB). The Ascension is musically expansive and sweeping in thematic scope.

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013) [Re-Up]

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Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013) [Re-Up]

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:20
Contemporary Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: True North | # TND577

These Wilder Things is full of timeless tunes from the haunting gospel sounds of Trouble and Woe to the bluegrassy One Light Shining (featuring Jerry Douglas) to the Irish-flavored Life Is Long. This recording delves deeper into darker, indie-pop sounds, especially on songs like the moody title track or Pockets, featuring iconic roots-rocker Mark Knopfler on guitar and vocals. The nine originals on this record prove Ruth is a first-rate songwriter along the lines of Gillian Welch, while her stunning makeover of Bruce Springsteen s Dancing in the Dark would even leave The Boss s jaw on the floor. Appealing to indie fans as well as lovers of folk and Americana music, These Wilder Things confirms that Ruth Moody is indeed one force to be reckoned with.

Rickie Lee Jones - Naked Songs: Live and Acoustic (1995) [Re-Up]

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Rickie Lee Jones - Naked Songs: Live and Acoustic (1995) [Re-Up]

Rickie Lee Jones - Naked Songs: Live and Acoustic (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Folk | Label: Reprise/WEA | # WPCR-281 | 01:09:26

Rickie Lee Jones "unplugged" – in fact, solo with an acoustic guitar or piano on all but a couple of tunes – Naked Songs is otherwise a retrospective concert album on which Jones cherry-picks songs from her five studio albums, including the hits "Chuck E.'s in Love" and "Young Blood," and others from her breakthrough debut record. The studio album arrangements always tried to support and augment Jones' idiosyncratic writing and playing style, which sounds less unusual when she is simply accompanying herself, and in many ways more effective. "Altar Boy," a previously unreleased song, strays into Leonard Cohen territory, mixing religion with eroticism.

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

John Denver - The Real... John Denver, The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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John Denver - The Real... John Denver, The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CDs [Re-Up]

John Denver - The Real… John Denver, The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 443 Mb | Scans included | 03:06:40
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Country, Country-Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Sony | # 88883715482

53 songs from the legendary singer/songwriter on 3CDs, packaged in a fold out card digipack. Includes 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', 'Back Home Again', 'I'm Sorry', 'Annie's Song', 'Fly Away', 'Leaving, On a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Daydreams', and many many more!

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 1984-08-06 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford,NJ (2020)

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 1984-08-06 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford,NJ (2020)

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - 1984-08-06 Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford,NJ (2020)
FLAC tracks | 03:14:20 | 1,3 Gb
Genre: Rock / Label: Self Released

Boasting eight changes from the previously released first night of the ten-show Brendan Byrne ’84 stand, 8/6/84 delivers a fresh perspective on the Born In The U.S.A. tour arena leg. The Nebraska mini-set features “Atlantic City,” plus the first 1984-85 versions of “Nebraska” and “Open All Night” in the Archive series, the latter introduced with the classic “Son, you’re in a lot of trouble” story. The same for new additions “Fire” and “Racing In The Street,” along with encore performances of “I’m A Rocker” and Bruce’s highly charged and relevant as ever cover of the Rolling Stones’ classic, “Street Fighting Man.”

Gillian Welch - Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 (2020)

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Gillian Welch - Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 (2020)

Gillian Welch - Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 Mb | 00:41:56
Folk, Americana, Female Vocal | Label: Acony Records

Vol. 2 is the second instalment of the newly unearthed and celebrated cache of home demos and reel-to-reel recordings from the vault of Welch and Rawlings and was recorded between the making of Time (The Revelator) and Soul Journey.

Trey Anastasio - Burn It Down (2020)

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Trey Anastasio - Burn It Down (2020)

Trey Anastasio Burn It Down (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:37:42 | 678 Mb
Genre: Rock, Singer/Songwriter / Label: Rubber Jungle Records

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will release "Burn It Down", a new live album featuring the Trey Anastasio Band. Burn It Down, was produced and mixed by Vance Powell. The 15-track collection was finished in April. However, Trey decided to focus on his more timely quarantine album, Lonely Trip, before releasing Burn It Down.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman² (1970/2020)

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman² (1970/2020)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman² (1970/2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 225 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:30
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Cat-O-Log Records, Universal Music

Cat Stevens (now Yusuf, of course) has re-recorded his 1970 album, Tea For The Tillerman, in its entirety for the 50th anniversary of the record.

Eric Andersen - Blue Rain: Live (2007)

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Eric Andersen - Blue Rain: Live (2007)

Eric Andersen - Blue Rain: Live (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans included
Label: Appleseed Recordings | # ARPCD1101 | Time: 01:00:53
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Folk-Rock, Folk-Blues

Eric Andersen got his start as a singer/songwriter just about the time the folk revival went bust in the mid-'60s, when the phrase "singer/songwriter" wasn't familiar, as it is today. Now, some 40 years later, Andersen continues to follow his muse, which includes a deep investment in the blues on the live Blue Rain. Andersen's voice seems to have grown richer and has developed more texture over the span of time, something that rarely happens to rock singers; as a result, his readings of familiar lyrics carry more weight. He kicks off the set with a slow, menacing version of Fred Neil's "The Other Side of This Life." For folk fans, the song is overly familiar, but Andersen's vocal provides a darker underpinning than the usual, adding a new dimension to this well-worn classic.

Judy Collins - Judith (1975)

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Judy Collins - Judith (1975)

Judy Collins - Judith (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1985 | Electra 111-2 (252 019) | ~ 234 or 106 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Pop/Rock, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

By the mid-'70s, Judy Collins had earned a reputation as a masterful interpretive singer as well as shown a late-blooming gift as a songwriter. But while much of her work displayed an artful and contemplative tone, after she scored a surprise hit single with her a cappella rendition of "Amazing Grace," Collins was nudged a few steps closer to the mainstream, and 1975's Judith often strikes an uncomfortable balance between misguided pop confections and sturdier material which more readily suits her talents…

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:00
Soul Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: RCA/Victor | # 74321851632

Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Even though the media – the very entity attacked in this song – has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. Although the song features plenty of outdated references to everything from Spiro Agnew and Jim Webb to The Beverly Hillbillies, the force of Scott-Heron's well-directed anger makes the song timeless. More than just a spoken word poet, Scott-Heron was also a uniquely gifted vocalist. On tracks like the reflective "I Think I'll Call It Morning" and the title track, Scott-Heron's voice is complemented perfectly by the soulful keyboards of Brian Jackson.

Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)

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Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)

Pete Seeger - The Bitter and the Sweet (2020)
FLAC tracks | 55:58 | 204 Mb
Genre: Folk, Blues, Country / Label: Music Manager

At the forefront of folk music as egalitarian fights in the United States, the songwriter was undeniably ahead. Claimed Influence of Dylan, Springsteen, Joan Baez and many others, Pete Seeger is somehow the mentor of the Masters of protest folk and rock music.A man of conviction born on May 3, 1919, Pete Seeger had been using his banjo since the early 40s to play songs that went beyond entertainment. A proponent of useful music, he made his own the mouthpiece of his ideas. Like the famous We Shall Overcome which he popularized in the 50s and will become a real anthem of civil rights in the United States.