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Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1969) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

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Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1969) Expanded Remastered 2005 [Re-Up]

Ennio Morricone - C'era una volta il West (Once Upon a Time in the West) (1969/2005)
EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 349 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Score, Soundtrack | Label: GDM Music | # GDM 2062 | Time: 01:05:00

Arguably a milestone for both director Sergio Leone and his musical cohort Ennio Morricone. After deconstructing the classic American western by way of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars, Leone distilled his intentions with 1968's Once Upon a Time in the West. For his part, Morricone framed Leone's meditative camerawork and mythic narrative with a mix of hauntingly spacious pieces and reconfigured snatches of old-timey tunes. Just within the stretch of the first four pieces here, Morricone evokes the endless expanse of the West with a Copland-esque aria (the main title theme), weaves some twisted grit into the showdown theme with loads of guitar fuzz ("As a Judgment"), ingeniously combines whistling and a clippity-clop rhythm for a respite piece ("Farewell to Cheyenne"), and conjures the surreal end of the cowboy mythos via a wonderfully disjointed serial-style number ("The Transgression"). And whether sounding upbeat or stark, Morricone informs it all with the dry and windswept vacancy of the West. Beautiful and stunning.

VA - Great Australian Singers Of The 70s And 80s (2019)

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VA - Great Australian Singers Of The 70s And 80s (2019)

VA - Great Australian Singers Of The 70s And 80s (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 481 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 177 Mb | 01:17:18
Folk, Pop, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Fanfare Records

From the vaults of Sony Music and the Fable/Image catalogue comes a selection of the best singers of the 70s and 80s. Take a step back and enjoy these hard-to-get hits from the past – some rarely seen since the 70s. Twenty chart hits by such household names as John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, Daryl Braithwaite, John Paul Young and Jon English, together with almost-forgotten hits by Matt Flinders, Allison Durbin, Linda George and Doug Ashdown –­ all collected on one CD for the first time.

John Martyn - And. (1996)

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John Martyn - And. (1996)

John Martyn - And. (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Go! Discs Ltd., 828 798-2 | ~ 290 or 114 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 52 Mb
Trip-Hop, Folk-Rock, Alternative Singer-Songwriter

Though his reputation is based on folk music, in the 1990s John Martyn began saying he was "funky, not folky," and this album proves it. A heady brew of trip-hop, late-night jazz, and heavy rhythms, it was a step away from the primarily smooth jazz of his 1980s work and a quantum leap away from his 1960s and 1970s acoustic music. It's a successful venture, as Martyn's slurry impressionistic vocals were made for this kind of music…

James Taylor - Before This World (2015) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD [Re-Up]

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James Taylor - Before This World (2015) Japanese Edition, SHM-CD [Re-Up]

James Taylor - Before This World (2015) [Japanese Edition, SHM-CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb
Label: Concord | # UCCO-1157| Time: 00:54:03 | Scans ~ 63 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock, Folk Rock, Adult Contemporary

Five-time GRAMMY Award winner James Taylor releases Before This World, the legendary singer/songwriter’s first album of new songs since 2002’s platinum-selling October Road. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave O’Donnell, Before This World features ten songs, nine of which are brand new James Taylor compositions. On Before This World, Taylor continues to explore many of the themes that have absorbed him throughout his career.

Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971) Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971) Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - Tony Joe White (1971) Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26929-2 | Time: 00:44:49 | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Swamp Rock, Soul, Blues-Rock

Tony Joe White's self-titled third album, Tony Joe White, finds the self-proclaimed swamp fox tempering his bluesy swamp rockers with a handful of introspective, soul-dripping ballads and introducing horn and string arrangements for the first time. The album – White's 1971 debut for Warner Bros. – was recorded over a two-week period in December 1970, in two different Memphis studios (one was Ardent Studios, where Big Star later recorded their influential power pop albums). His producer was none other than London-born Peter Asher, who had just produced James Taylor's early hits for the label (he would continue to produce hits for Taylor and Linda Ronstadt on his way to becoming one of the most successful producers of the '70s). One can surmise that Warner Bros. may have put White and Asher together as a way for the producer to work his magic with an artist who had much promise.

Johnny Cash - Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 (2020)

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Johnny Cash - Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 (2020)

Johnny Cash - Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991 (2020)
FLAC tracks | 05:05:04 | 1, 9 Gb
Genre: Country, Folk / Label: Mercury Nashville

In 1986, after almost 30 years on Columbia Records, Country music legend Johnny Cash released his first album on Mercury Records – Class Of ’55, in collaboration with fellow Sun Records alumni Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Seven years later, his last recording before signing with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings would be another collaboration, “The Wanderer”, with U2.With brand new liner notes by music writer Scott Schinder, Johnny Cash: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings (1986-1991) represents the very first deep dive into the Country music legend’s Mercury catalogue, and reveals its importance as the bridge between his better known catalogues on Columbia and American.

Neil Young - Homegrown (2020) PROPER

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Neil Young - Homegrown (2020) PROPER

Neil Young - Homegrown (2020)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Reprise Records, 093624898672 | ~ 191 or 94 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 71 Mb
Country-Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Back in the spring of 1975, Neil Young planned to release Homegrown, an album he completed at the start of the year, but he also had Tonight's the Night – a rambling, heavy record cut back in 1973 – ready to go. After playing the two albums back to back for a small circle of friends, Young opted for Tonight's the Night and shelved Homegrown for the better part of 45 years…

John Hiatt & The Goners - Live in Switzerland 2003 (2014) [Unofficial]

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John Hiatt & The Goners - Live in Switzerland 2003 (2014) [Unofficial]

John Hiatt & The Goners - Live in Switzerland 2003 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 373 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Roots Rock, Blues-Rock, Folk-Rock, Americana | Label: Immortal | # IMA 105041 | 00:54:53

Throughout the 1990’s, Hiatt recorded a series of well-received and commercially successful albums and toured widely. Chart position by now became perhaps less relevant to Hiatt's career: he was developing a consistently supportive audience; he was nominated for Grammy awards. By the end of the decade, Hiatt was releasing albums on independent labels and achieving consistent success outside mainstream commercial structures. In this 2003 concert, Hiatt is joined by Sonny Landreth on guitar, David Ranson on bass, and Kevin Blevins on drums – the tight and virtuoso combo Hiatt dubs the Goners; these musicians had played on "Slow Turning", and "The Tiki Bar Is Open", as well as on "Beneath This Gruff Exterior", Hiatt's most recent album when this concert was recorded.

Michael Chapman - Growing Pains Volume 1 & 2 (2020)

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Michael Chapman - Growing Pains Volume 1 & 2 (2020)

Michael Chapman - Growing Pains Volume 1 & 2 (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 854 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 341 Mb | Scans - 165 Mb | 02:28:56
Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Mooncrest Records

Volume 1, which contains the tracks recorded between 1966 and 1980, was originally released in 2000, and Volume 2, which compiles recordings from 1969 to 1986, came out a year later. CD 1 - 1,2,3,4, Studios, Hull 1966; Tracks 5,6,7 Cellar Folk Club, Southampton 1969; Track 8,9,10,11,12 Southampton University Concert 1971; Tracks 13,14,15,16 Studios, Hull 1980. CD 2 The first four songs are taken from a live show at Southampton Uni Folk Club in 1969. The next 5 are from 1978 and feature Bass Rick Kemp (tracks: 5 to 9) Drums Keef Hartley (tracks: 5 to 9) Guitar Ray Martinez (2) (tracks: 5 to 9) Keyboards Brian Chapman (tracks: 5 to 9) The final track is a half-hour instrumental piece created as backing music for catwalks of Chapman's wife's fashion shows. The CDs come with a poster style booklet comprising sleeve notes and photos.

Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)

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Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)

Mark Lanegan - Houston: Publishing Demos 2002 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans included
Label: Ipecac Recordings | # IPC171CD | Time: 00:38:52
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Rock, Blues-Rock

In 2002, Mark Lanegan was looking to make some changes in how he approached his music – the Screaming Trees had finally collapsed at the end of the '90s, he'd found a new fan base as a frequent guest vocalist with Queens of the Stone Age, and the spare, blues-leaning solo efforts Lanegan cut for Sub Pop were no longer side projects but the first chapters of a new career. As Lanegan was strategizing his next move, he went to Houston, Texas and in five days recorded a dozen songs with a handful of talented local musicians, including guitarist Ian Moore and longtime Willie Nelson sideman Mickey Raphael on harmonica, with Justice Records founder Randall Jamail as producer. While the sessions were meant to be demos for a stack of songs Lanegan had written for Jamail's publishing house, the finished product sounded good enough to be an album, and in 2015 Lanegan finally released the material under the title Houston: Publishing Demos 2002. The jolly irony is that while these are supposed to be demos, in many respects the performances sound more polished and "commercial" than most of Lanegan's early solo efforts, capturing a laid-back but buoyant mood that's informed by country and blues as much as rock, and Lanegan seems comfortable singing with the group, rather than simply laying his vocals over the top.

Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)

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Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)

Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 327 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 162 Mb | 01:10:37
Folk Rock | Label: Columbia Records

On his first LP of original songs in nearly a decade—and his first since reluctantly accepting Nobel Prize honours in 2016—Bob Dylan takes a long look back. Rough and Rowdy Ways is a hot bath of American sound and historical memory, the 79-year-old singer-songwriter reflecting on where we’ve been, how we got here and how much time he has left. There are temperamental blues (“False Prophet”, “Crossing the Rubicon”) and gentle hymns (“I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You”), rollicking farewells (“Goodbye Jimmy Reed”) and heady exchanges with the Grim Reaper (“Black Rider”). It reads like memoir, but you know he’d claim it’s fiction.And yet, maybe it’s the timing—coming out in June 2020 amidst the throes of a pandemic and a social uprising that bears echoes of the 1960s—or his age, but Dylan’s every line here does have the added charge of what feels like a final word, like some ancient wisdom worth decoding and preserving before it’s too late.

Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2004/2019)

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Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2004/2019)

Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) (2004/2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 377 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 172 Mb | 01:14:48
Indie Folk | Label: Sub Pop Records

Sub Pop and Iron & Wine celebrated the 15th anniversary of Our Endless Numbered Days with the release of a newly expanded deluxe edition on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide on March 22nd, 2019. This version features eight previously never before heard demos and new artwork. Iron & Wine received its second Grammy nomination in two years as “Best Folk Album” for 2018’s Weed Garden. Their previous nomination was for “Best Americana Album” for 2017’s Beast Epic.

Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996) [Re-Up]

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Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996) [Re-Up]

Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter Country-Folk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9 46188 2 | Time: 00:50:35

The introspective scope of DeMent's first two records expands to tackle global topics like religion, sexual abuse and war on the tough-talking The Way I Should Be, a more rock-influenced offering including cameo appearances from Mark Knopfler, Lonnie Mack and Delbert McClinton (who duets on "Trouble").

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (2020)

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Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (2020)

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 230 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 94 Mb | 00:40:42
Indie Folk, Chamber Pop, Female Vocal | Label: Dead Oceans

Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. To say she writes about heartbreak is to undersell her blue wisdom, to say she writes about pain erases all the strange joy her music emanates. The arrival of Punisher cements Phoebe Bridgers as one of the most clever, tender and prolific songwriters of our era.

Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat (1971) [2008, 2CD, Deluxe Edition] Re-up

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Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat (1971) [2008, 2CD, Deluxe Edition] Re-up

Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Universal Island, B0012187-02 | ~ 455 or 181 Mb | Scans
Folk-Rock / Singer/Songwriter

Even as a serious-minded singer/songwriter, Cat Stevens never stopped being a pop singer at heart, and with Teaser and the Firecat he reconciled his philosophical interests with his pop instincts. Basically, Teaser's songs came in two modes: gentle ballads that usually found Stevens and second guitarist Alun Davies playing delicate lines over sensitive love lyrics, and uptempo numbers on which the guitarists strummed away and thundering drums played in stop-start rhythms…