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Victor Jara - Complete (1997) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Victor Jara - Complete (1997) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Víctor Jara - Complete (1997) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 676 Mb
Label: pläne | # 88747 | Time: 04:54:11 | Scans ~ 15 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Nueva Canción, South American

Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was a Chilean teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter, and political activist. He developed Chilean theater by directing a broad array of works, ranging from locally produced plays to world classics, as well as the experimental work of playwrights such as Ann Jellicoe. He also played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric musicians who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement. This led to an uprising of new sounds in popular music during the administration of President Salvador Allende. Jara was arrested shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, which overthrew Allende. He was tortured during interrogations and ultimately shot dead, and his body was thrown out on the street of a shantytown in Santiago. The contrast between the themes of his songs, which focused on love, peace, and social justice, and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a "potent symbol of struggle for human rights and justice" for those killed during the regime of Augusto Pinochet.

Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)

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Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)

Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb
Label: Anti- | # ANTI-7159-2 | Time: 01:01:20 | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Songwriter Joe Henry has recorded five albums in the 21st century; he’s also become a Grammy-winning producer. These more recent records (of 12) offer a mature view of an artist at his most musically ambitious and lyrically cagey. Reverie, as its title implies, contains 14 songs that seemingly center on the concept of time: the random glinting of memory as it perceives love, loss, spirituality, history, and culture refracted through the gaze of the human heart. Musically, it feels like the loosest album Henry’s ever recorded; its production techniques are organic, live sessions were cut in his home studio with the windows open, allowing the sounds of everyday life–barking dogs, mothers calling children, cars and trucks– to pour through, making them part and parcel of the album's fabric. Henry's lyrics and melodies do, however, contrarily reveal an exacting craftsman. He and his guitar are accompanied by longtime associates, drummer Jay Bellerose, pianist Keefus Ciancia, and bassist David Piltch, with cameos by Patrick Warren, Marc Ribot, Jean McLain, and Lisa Hannigan. His lyrics – scattershot, mercurial expressions of memory – are caught in exacting rhymes that reflect on the power, delight, and torment of desire (he admits as much at the end of his liner essay). The musical forms are more rhythmically inventive and slippery; they serve his ephemeral, evocative lyrics by opening them up to time’s uncageable nature.

Clark Hamington - Living the Simple Live (2019)

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Clark Hamington - Living the Simple Live (2019)

Clark Hamington - Living the Simple Live (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 117 MB | Tracks: 6 | 20:08 min
Style: Electronic, Pop, Indie, Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Irascible Records

How multi-faceted Pop can be mixed with electro is demonstrated by the Lausanne musician Organ Mug in his EP "Here & There". Free and casual, the artist varies with his most striking elements, the rich and haunting voice and the electronic sounds, riddled with industrial sounds or computer voices. Then again a completely unfamiliar and crystal clear naturalness. The result is a work that is committed to no convention and extremely entertaining lives.

Murray A. Lightburn - Hear Me Out (2019)

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Murray A. Lightburn - Hear Me Out (2019)

Murray A. Lightburn - Hear Me Out (2019)
Folk, Singer & Songwriter | 00:35:47 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 227 MB
Label: Dangerbird Records

A solo project of Murray Lightburn from The Dears.

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - The Heroines (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb
Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD301 | Time: 00:49:43 | Scans ~ 134 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Blues, Country Blues, Outlaw Country

Tony Joe White, aka the Swamp Fox, has been on a roll these past few years, issuing album after self-released album of quality original material full of deep, dark, blues-flavored Florida vintage roots music.Heroines is no exception, but it is a record with a twist. First, it's on the Sanctuary label. Secondly, five of the record's 12 tracks are recorded with female vocalists in duet. They include the great Jessi Colter, Shelby Lynne, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, and Michelle White. The set opens with "Gabriella," a brief, jazzy flamenco-kissed instrumental, played on a pair of acoustic guitars. "Can't Go Back Home" stars Lynne. A true laid-back Tony Joe nocturnal swamp blues, it nonetheless carries within it that slightly menacing tension. Lynne's voice, which is well known for its power, showcases its other side here, one that is expressive, soulful and sensual even on slow burn. White's vocal whispers its edgy truth, underscored by his signature guitar sound.

Hugo Barriol - Yellow (2019)

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Hugo Barriol - Yellow (2019)

Hugo Barriol - Yellow (2019)
Rock, Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter | 00:47:06 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 268 MB
Label: Naive

Recorded in London with the producer Ian Grimble (Daughter, Mumford and Sons, Bear's Den) at Church's Studio, between the high walls of a church where Mass is held every Sunday, Yellow was born, song after song. Starting with "Oh My," a thrilling opening track evoking the toxicity of bad encounters, and moving on to "Million Years," born during an outdoor getaway, and "Always," inspired by the passing of a travel loving friend and the fragility of existence, the 12 songs follow each other in a beautiful sequence, cultivating the folk and acoustic sound of Hugo, who wants to bring "light, color, warmth" to his melancholy. His goal is to deliver his life experiences with sincerity without losing the unifying and lively potential of rhythm.

Georges Delerue & Joan Baez - To Kill A Priest: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) Remastered Expanded Edition 2014

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Georges Delerue & Joan Baez - To Kill A Priest: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) Remastered Expanded Edition 2014

Georges Delerue & Joan Baez - To Kill A Priest: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988)
Remastered Expanded Limited Edition 2014

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 215 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 218 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Folk-Rock | Label: Music Box Records | # MBR-057 | Time: 00:47:58

In collaboration with Ramona Music and Colette Delerue, Music Box Records presents the expanded version of To Kill a Priest (also known as Le Complot in its native France). Starring Christopher Lambert and Ed Harris, the 1988 drama film is based on the true story of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, a Catholic priest and Solidarity supporter who was kidnapped and murdered by three agents of the Polish secret police. Written and directed by exiled Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Holland (The Secret Garden, Total Eclipse), To Kill a Priest was a passionate, but still even-handed presentation of the political scandal, showing the story to a wider audience a few years before the fall of Communism. The music by Georges Delerue centers around a main title song, performed by American folk legend / human rights activist Joan Baez. Her song "The Crimes of Cain" is featured both in the beginning and the end of the film, the instrumental variations appear in several cues throughout the score.

Tony Joe White - One Hot July (1998) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - One Hot July (1998) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - One Hot July (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb
Label: Mercury Records | # 558 894-2 | Time: 01:05:05 | Scans ~ 175 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Swamp Rock, Blues, Blues-Rock, Country-Rock

Tony Joe's first U.S. release since 1983 finds the swamp-rocker in rare form. Produced by Roger Davies – Tina Turner's manager/producer, and the one responsible for her '80s breakthrough – this is the most cohesive album he's made since his early Monument LPs with Billy Swan. Tony Joe is kept tightly focused with a small combo (Hammond organ, bass, drums), and the rest of the space in the mix is occupied by the star's funky guitar, harmonica, and breathy vocals, recorded so close he sounds like he's two inches from the listener's face. It also helps that Tony Joe's songwriting skills have only sharpened over the years; the disc is simply loaded with great songs, including "Crack the Window Baby," "Gumbo John," "I Want My Fleetwood Back," and the moody "Cold Fingers," "I Believe I've Lost My Way," and "Across From Midnight." One of his very best, and as highly recommended as they come.

Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love (1983) [Re-Up]

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Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love (1983) [Re-Up]

Jackson Browne - Lawyers in Love (1983)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 222 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Label: Elektra/Asylum | # 9 60268-2 | Time: 00:35:19
Singer/Songwriter, Rock, Soft Rock

Lawyers in Love is the seventh album by American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne, released in 1983. It reached number 8 on the Billboard Pop album chart and number 30 on the Billboard 200.

VA - Pure... Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Pure... Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Pure… Singer/Songwriter (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.49 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 553 Mb
Label: Sony Music | # 886979629028 | Time: 04:01:35 | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Rock, Country, Pop, Blues

Pure… Singer/Songwriter is a brave album that showcases strong song writing, sometimes by avoiding the artists most prominent work in lieu of a lesser known piece. Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Lou Reed, Bob Marley, Van Morrison, George Michael and Bruce Hornsby are all represented by one of their better known tracks. However, Bowie, Hall & Oates, Alicia Keys, Nillson and even Sarah Bareilles are represented but obscure tracks. As well as the well known artists this compilation also goes back to includes lesser known artists from the 60s and 70s such as Colin Blunstone, Laura Nyro and Phoebe Snow.

Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On (1972) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On (1972) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - The Train I'm On (1972)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 220 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 96 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26931-2 | Time: 00:42:03 | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Country Pop, Soul, Swamp Rock, Blues-Rock

Tony Joe White's second Warner Bros. album is an awesome, exquisite musical jewel and a departure from most of the attributes for which he is best known, from songs like "Polk Salad Annie." Acoustic textured for much of its length and built on a close, intimate sound overall, The Train I'm On is permeated with the dark side of White's usual swamp rock sound, filled with songs about unsettled loves and lives, and men caught amid insoluble situations. Betraying surprising vulnerability for much of its length, even on songs like "If I Ever Saw a Good Thing" and "300 Pounds of Hongry" (among the few full band numbers here, with a gorgeous sax solo by Charles Chalmers on the former), he shows off an emotional complexity that wasn't always obvious on his earlier work, only really cutting loose boldly on "Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll" and a tiny handful of other cuts. The rest is dark, pensive, soulful bluesy rock, highlighted by some bristling acoustic guitar work (check out "As the Crow Flies") and superb singing throughout ("The Migrant" is worth the price of admission by itself).

Joan Armatrading - Lovers Speak (2003)

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Joan Armatrading - Lovers Speak (2003)

Joan Armatrading - Lovers Speak (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Label: Telstar Première | # 2467 80076-2 | Time: 00:54:13
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock

When an artist releases something as profoundly moving as Lovers Speak, critical acumen doesn't mean a damned thing. Joan Armatrading's first album proper in five years is a startling testament of artistic integrity, searing emotional honesty, and musical accessibility and sophistication that is literally unmatched by anything on the current musical scene. In fact, the only comparable album from 2003 is Annie Lennox's Bare. But where the latter is an album of confessions and exorcism, Lovers Speak is an unflinching look at the language of love from all sides. It is an investigation into the experience of love, its languishing and loss, and the redemption it is capable of rewarding to those who persevere and refine themselves through heartache and acceptance and tolerance.

Peggy Lee - Sings for....YOU! (Remastered) (1992; 2019)

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Peggy Lee - Sings for....YOU! (Remastered) (1992; 2019)

Peggy Lee - Sings for….YOU! (Remastered) (1992; 2019)
Easy Listening, Ballad, Swing, Vocal | 00:47:19 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 177 MB
Label: RevOla

Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002), known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. During her career, she wrote music for films, acted, and recorded conceptual record albums that combined poetry and music.

Michael Chapman - 50 (2017) *PROPER*

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Michael Chapman - 50 (2017) *PROPER*

Michael Chapman - 50 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 369 Mb
Full Scans ~ 52 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Country, Folk Rock, Singer-Songwriter | Paradise Of Bachelors #PoB-29

In the press release that accompanies Michael Chapman's 2017 album 50, the iconic British guitarist refers to it as his "American album." While the material does sound less idiosyncratically British than much of Chapman's body of work, 50 could be more accurately described as his indie rock album. He's best known as a master of the acoustic guitar, but on these sessions, the dominant instrument is the electric guitar of Steve Gunn, who also produced the sessions. Gunn assembled a band of like-minded musicians whose passions encompass indie rock, experimental rock, and the more abstract corner of Americana, and while Chapman's impassioned vocals ride over the top and his acoustic guitar is audible in the mix, the band doesn't bow to Chapman so much as encourage him to keep up with them.

Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees (1978) Remastered Reissue, HDCD [Re-Up]

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Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees (1978) Remastered Reissue, HDCD [Re-Up]

Carly Simon - Boys In The Trees (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Elektra | # 128-2 | Time: 00:36:03

Her career revitalized by the success of "Nobody Does It Better," the theme from The Spy Who Loved Me, Carly Simon returned to record-making with this classy Arif Mardin-produced session, backed by New York's best studio players (Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Will Lee, Richard Tee, David Sanborn, the Brecker Brothers, etc.). Simon reached the Top Ten with "You Belong to Me," a collaboration with Michael McDonald that showed both off at their best, and the album's other Top 40 single was another duet with husband James Taylor on the old Everly Brothers hit "Devoted to You." Taylor also turned up writing and singing elsewhere to good effect. But what really made the album a winner was that Simon had had a couple of years to write some strong songs in her unflinching, reflective style, and she continued to explore the loves and mores of her age and class movingly.