Todd Rundgren - Faithful (1976)

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Todd Rundgren - Faithful (1976)

Todd Rundgren - Faithful (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classic Rock, Power Pop, Art Rock, Pop/Rock | Rhino/Bearsville | # R2 70868 | Time: 00:50:26

Todd Rundgren considered 1966 the beginning of his professional musical career, largely because the Nazz formed around that time. As a celebration, he recorded Faithful. Presumably, Faithful celebrates the past and the future by juxtaposing a side of original pop material with a side of covers. Actually, "covers" isn't accurate – the six oldies that comprise the entirety of side one are re-creations, with Rundgren "faithfully" replicating the sound and feel of the Yardbirds ("Happenings Ten Years Time Ago"), Bob Dylan ("Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine"), Jimi Hendrix ("If Six Was Nine"), the Beach Boys ("Good Vibrations") and the Beatles "("Rain," "Strawberry Fields Forever"). All of this is entertaining, to a certain extent, especially since it's remarkable how close Rundgren comes to duplicating the very feel of the originals.

Simon Rattle - Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Litany to the Virgin Mary; Symphony No. 3 (1994) [Repost]

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Simon Rattle - Karol Szymanowski: Stabat Mater; Litany to the Virgin Mary; Symphony No. 3 (1994) [Repost]

Karol Szymanowski - Stabat Mater; Litany to the Virgin Mary; Symphony No. 3 (1994)
Elzbieta Szmytka, soprano; Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano; Jon Garrison, tenor; John Connell, bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus & Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: EMI | # 7243 5 55121 2 3 | Time: 00:56:04

Three of Szymanowski’s most important works show Rattle’s ability to energise music in which he believes. Sensuality and cogency blend in refined sound.

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Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois - Il Etait une Fois... (2011)

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Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois - Il Etait une Fois... (2011)

Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois - Il Etait une Fois… (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: French Pop, Vocal, Choral | Label: Mercury | # 278 776 6 | Time: 00:36:44

Featuring an eclectic mix of contemporary pop hits, show tunes, and religious standards, Il Était une Fois… is the first release from the popular children's choir school Les Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois since they relocated from Paris to the Burgundy department of Yonne. Its 11 tracks include covers of Tina Arena's "Aller Plus Haut," Yannick Noah's "La Voix des Sages," and Les Misérables' number "La Faute à Voltaire," alongside more traditional fare such as the early 20th century Arabic song "Salma Ya Salama," the Israel national anthem "Hatikva," and "Ave Maria".

Mike McGear - Woman (1972) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2009

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Mike McGear - Woman (1972) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2009

Mike McGear - Woman (1972) Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered 2009
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 75 Mb
Genre: Classic Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Universal/Island | # UICY-94109 | Time: 00:37:25

Woman is the first solo album by British musician Mike McGear (spelled Michael on the cover), brother of former-Beatle Paul McCartney, who also co-wrote a song, but is credited as a "friend". Roger McGough produced and co-wrote some songs with McGear. The cover is a black-and-white photo of McGear/McCartney's mother.

Pet Shop Boys - Say It To Me (2016) Maxi-Single

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Pet Shop Boys - Say It To Me (2016) Maxi-Single

Pet Shop Boys - Say It To Me (2016) Maxi-Single
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 62 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electronic, Synthpop, Dance-Pop | Label: x2 Recordings | # x2 0012 CD1 | Time: 00:21:03

'Say It To Me' will be available digitally and on CD single and 12" vinyl. It includes two brand new bonus tracks, "A cloud in a box" and "The dead can dance", and remixes by Stuart Price, Real Lies, Tom Demac and Offer Nissim. In addition, the CD single includes the remix of "Inner Sanctum" by Carl Craig, previously only available on download and limited edition vinyl.

Clannad - 3 Originals: 'Sirius', 'Anam', 'Banba' (2002) 3CD Box Set

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Clannad - 3 Originals: 'Sirius', 'Anam', 'Banba' (2002) 3CD Box Set

Clannad - 3 Originals (2002) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 806 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans included
Celtic Fusion, Folk, New Age, Folk Rock | Ariola/BMG/RCA | # 74321 95071 2 | 02:08:35

This box-set combines three of the Celtic folk-rock/new age act's albums, Sirius (1987), Anam (1990) & Banba (1994). 31 tracks. Three standard jewelcases with individual artwork housed together in a slipcase.

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)

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Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)

Baroque Christmas: George Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)
Lucia Popp, soprano; Brigitte Fassbaender, contralto; Robert Gambill, tenor; Robert Holl, bass
Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart; Sir Neville Marriner, conductor; Sudfunkchor
Dame Janet Baker, contralto; Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Choir of King’s College
Cambridge Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Sir Philip Ledger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 212 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Oratorio | Label: EMI | # 50999 6 78165 2 1 | Time: 01:14:56

The peal of church bells, the scent of Christmas trees and gleaming lights in every window: now all that's missing to complete the Yuletide mood is Christmas by great Baroque composers. This CD contains the most moving arias and resplendent choruses from Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah - the perfect music to celebrate Christmas with.

Bonnie Bramlett - I'm Still The Same (2002) [Re-Up, New Rip]

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Bonnie Bramlett - I'm Still The Same (2002) [Re-Up, New Rip]

Bonnie Bramlett - I'm Still The Same (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Blues Rock, Blues, Soul, Pop/Rock | Label: Audium/Koch | # AUD-CD-8154 | Time: 00:46:59

Even those who remember her performances as copilot of the soulful all-star revue called Delaney & Bonnie & Friends will be startled by the intensity of this comeback album. With full-throated, empathetic vocals throughout I'm Still the Same, Bramlett connects a variety of pop traditions, from jump blues to gauzy romantic balladry, and makes it all work. Her ability to read a lyric on tunes like "Hurt" compares to that of Dinah Washington, and not unfavorably. At medium tempos, such as the Santana-style samba of "What If," Bramlett sings comfortably around the beat, working the tension between the steady pulse and her more rubato phrasing. She's strongest, however, when the groove is slow; the 6/8 crawl of "No Man's Land," for example, lets her draw full dramatic effect from the lyric, especially on long notes that she can twist, stretch, and milk dry through a carefully controlled vibrato, subtle timbral variation, and other tools of expression.

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) Deluxe Edition

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Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) Deluxe Edition

Mark Knopfler - Tracker (2015) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 140 Mb
Genre: Rock, Folk | Label: Verve | # B0022726-02 | Time: 01:14:53

Mark Knopfler releases his eighth solo album on March 9th 2015. Entitled TRACKER the new album features 11 new Knopfler songs inspired by a wide range of subjects including Beryl Bainbridge and Basil Bunting. The songs contain Mark’s usual wryly but accurately observed vignettes of real life wrapped up in a musical accompaniment of distinctive subtlety. TRACKER has been produced by Knopfler and Guy Fletcher and was recorded at British Grove Studios in London. The band features Mark Knopfler on guitars, Guy Fletcher on keyboards, John McCusker on fiddle, Mike McGoldrick on whistle and flute, Glenn Worf on bass and Ian Thomas on drums. Guest musicians include Ruth Moody (from The Wailin’ Jennys) on vocals, Nigel Hitchcock on saxophone and Phil Cunningham on accordion. The deluxe version had four extra tracks.

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

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Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)

Elmore James - The Best Of The Modern Years (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electric Blues, Slide Guitar | Label: Blue Note/Metro Blue | # 7243 8 64711 2 3 | Time: 00:54:08

This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues." Even though roughly half of these tracks appear on the equally recommended 1986 Ace release Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James, this set is a great introduction to the dynamic slide guitarist's earliest recordings.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Familia (2016) [Deluxe Bookbound Signed]

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Familia (2016) [Deluxe Bookbound Signed]

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Familia (2016) [Deluxe Bookbound Signed]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 254 Mb | Time: 00:45:32
Genre: Indie Pop/Rock, Neo-Disco | Label: EBGB's | # EBGBDC004S

Limited bookbound edition. 2016 release from the British singer/songwriter. Familia follows her #4 charting and silver certified album Wanderlust, which marked a critically acclaimed change in musical direction for Sophie. Released in January 2014, Wanderlust went on to spend six months in the UK chart and gave Sophie her first top 10 record since 2007's Trip The Light Fantastic. Wanderlust has gone on the sell in excess of 100,000 copies. Familia's lead track, 'Come With Us', brings with it a touch of Sophie's original disco sound. Upbeat from start to finish, it is an instant disco-pop track that is as modern as it is retro with a completely addictive chorus. Sophie says it is "what happens when Ed Harcourt and I write rour on the floor. It is a live disco song about the lure of a cult." Familia features 11-tracks, which continue to showcase Sophie's newfound lyrical and musical maturity, from the beautiful and emotive 'Unrequited' to the synth-laded ballad 'Death Of Love' and the alt-pop buoyant opener 'Wild Forever'.

Tito & Tarantula - Albums Collection 1997-2009 (6CD + DVD) [Re-Up]

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Tito & Tarantula - Albums Collection 1997-2009 (6CD + DVD) [Re-Up]

Tito & Tarantula - Albums Collection 1997-2009 (6CD + DVD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.95 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 715 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 04:33:47
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) | AC3, 2ch, 192 kbps | Time: 00:59:29 | ~ 4.1 Gb
Genre: Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Latin Rock, Stoner Rock | Scans included

Collection includes all 5 studio albums by Tito & Tarantula at the moment + first official DVD 'Live at the Continental Club'. Tito & Tarantula are a chicano rock band formed in Hollywood California in 1992. The band is best known for its songs, "After Dark", "Back to the House That Love Built", "Strange Face of Love", and "Angry Cockroaches", as well as for its role in Robert Rodriguez's film From Dusk Till Dawn as the band performing at the "Titty Twister".

Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Marcos Valle - Tudo: A Discografia Completa de 1963 a 1974 (2011) 11CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.29 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.61 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
MPB, Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Samba, Brazilian Pop | Label: EMI Music Brasil | Time: 07:09:26

If you are into the music of Marcos Valle then you are in for a fantastic treat! Valle Tudo – Discografica De 1963 A 1974 features some of the most amazing music ever recorded. Every record in this massive package is a delight – from the early bossa sides, to the more complicated singer/songwriter material, to Valle's incredibly rich experiments with baroque pop! Valle is certainly one of the greatest Brazilian artists to ever enter a recording studio. Not only does the set include 10 rare albums, but each CD comes with bonus tracks – plus the whole thing also features a previously unreleased full album from 1966. Albums include Samba Demais, O Compositor E O Cantor, Braziliance, Viola Enluarada, Mustang Cor De Sangue, Marcos Valle (1970), Garra, Vento Sul, Previsao Do Tempo, and Marcos Valle (1974) – plus The Lost Sessions from 1966.

Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CD [Re-Up]

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Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CD [Re-Up]

Fad Gadget - The Best of Fad Gadget (2001) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.14 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 386 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Wave, SynthPop, Post-Punk, Experimental Electronic | Label: Mute | # CDMUTEL7 | Time: 02:27:30

The Best of Fad Gadget is a double compilation album of singles and 12" mixes released by Fad Gadget (the stage name of Frank Tovey). The album is split between singles and B-sides on disc one, and 12" mixes and song reworkings on disc two. Mute Records released the album in December 2001, a few months before Frank Tovey's sudden death.

Stuff - Albums Collection 1976-1980 (5CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2012] Re-Up

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Stuff - Albums Collection 1976-1980 (5CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2012] Re-Up

Stuff - Albums Collection 1976-1980 (5CD) [Japanese SHM-CD 2012]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.43 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 653 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Jazz Funk, Fusion, R&B | Label: Warner | # WPCR-14403~14407 | Time: 03:25:40

Collection includes: Stuff (1976); More Staff (1977); Live Staff (1978); Staff It (1979); Live in New York (1980).