Bruce Cockburn - Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (2021)

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Bruce Cockburn - Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (2021)

Bruce Cockburn - Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (2021)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 948 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 364 Mb
Full Scans | 01:03:29 + 01:05:47 | | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Folk Rock | True North Records #TND786

The consummate collection curated by Bruce Cockburn himself, presents 30 songs over a double album that defines the acclaimed singer-songwriters' 50 year career. These songs are both the ones that shot to the top of the charts when they were released, and also are the fan favourites most often requested at Bruce's concerts. With over 125 minutes of music, and notes on each song by the artist.

Lands End - Lower Depths (2005)

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Lands End - Lower Depths (2005)

Lands End - Lower Depths (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 912 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 349 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:11 + 01:10:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Cyclops Records #CYCL 142D

We could call Lands End the first "aquatic progressive" band. The fact that they live on the shores of the Pacific Ocean seems like it has quite inspired these musicians and we find many allusions to the sea in their albums. Starting from rather simple neo Progressive rock, they built their own style made of energetic guitar assisted by keyboards, over which added vocals. Their music is very progressive, somewhere in the middle between Pink Floyd, Genesis and Yes, and the musicians don't hesitate to adventure themselves into long instrumental jams.

Polite Force - Canterbury Knights (1996)

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Polite Force - Canterbury Knights (1996)

Polite Force - Canterbury Knights (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 446 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 189 Mb
Full Scans | 01:12:02 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz Rock, Canterbury Scene | Voiceprint #VP187CD

Canterbury knights is a compilation album containing previously unreleased archive recordings by the band The Polite Force which was active on the Canterbury scene between 1976 and 1978. It was released by Voiceprint Records in 1997. Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 12 were recorded in 1976 in Joe Gubay’s house. Tracks 1, 6, 7, 10 and 11 were recorded in 1977 in Vince Clarke’s basement studio in Downs Road in Canterbury with one re-mix and overdub at John Murphy’s place in Herne Bay. The album contains very few overdubs and was recorded as “live performances” to a Teac 4-track recorder. Engineer and producer on all tracks was Jeremy Darby. Executive producer was Rob Ayling.

Odin - Odin (1972) {1991, Reissue}

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Odin - Odin (1972) {1991, Reissue}

Odin - Odin (1972) {1991, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 292 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Vertigo / Repertoire Records #REP 4230-WP

An international affair from the get-go, Honest Truth, boasting a British rhythm section and a Dutch guitarist, lit up German stages in the late '60s before calling it a day. Drummer Stuart Fordham and bassist Ray Brown promptly returned to their island home, but were coaxed back across the North Sea in 1971 by guitarist Rob Terstall and his new musical companion, German keyboardist Jeff Beer. Dubbing themselves Odin, the group's ferocious shows quickly caught the attention of the Vertigo label, which released the band's sole album, this 1972 self-titled set. From the opening track, the quartet's breathtaking musical skills are on display, with Terstall and the teenaged Beer trying to one-up each other's consummate solos.

Mud - The Singles '67-'78 (1997)

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Mud - The Singles '67-'78 (1997)

Mud - The Singles '67-'78 (1997)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,04 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 429 Mb
Full Scans | 01:17:05 + 01:17:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll | Repertoire Records #REP 4657-WR

Although countless Mud compilations have been released over the years, none of them managed to cover every phase of the group's career. This was remedied in 1997 with the release of The Singles '67-'78. This overwhelmingly generous collection spans two discs and includes the A- and B-sides of each single the group released. Of course, the most impressive tracks are the hits from the group's stint at RAK Records: the combination of pop hooks and guitar firepower utilized for stomping glam classics like "Tiger Feet" and "Dynamite" still sound fresh and exciting today. However, this set also unearths some surprisingly good tracks from the group's oft-overlooked periods at Private Stock and RCA Records: "L'L'Lucy" is a full-throttle rock tune built on a smile-inducing vocal stutter hook and the languid yet catchy "Slow Talking Boy" is unlike anything else in the Mud catalog.

Schiller - Die Einlassmusik 11-17 (2016-2019) {7CD Collection}

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Schiller - Die Einlassmusik 11-17 (2016-2019) {7CD Collection}

Schiller - Die Einlassmusik 11-17 (2016-2019) {7CD Collection}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,70 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 0,97 Gb
Full Scans | 06:36:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Ambient, Chillout | © Sleepingroom

The album series "Die Einlassmusik" from Schiller started in 2004. The music is exclusively composed for the regular live tours from Schiller and is played there as pre-show introduction to make the waiting time for the audience more pleasant. All albums are (officially) only sold at the merchandising area of each concert and the online Schiller Shop.

The Michael Schenker Group - Assault Attack (1982) {1995, Japanese Reissue}

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The Michael Schenker Group - Assault Attack (1982) {1995, Japanese Reissue}

The Michael Schenker Group - Assault Attack (1982) {1995, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 303 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Chrysalis / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-3096

Michael Schenker's pairing with former Rainbow wailer Graham Bonnet made perfect sense, since Schenker's facile, classically flavored Euro metal guitar style is a graceful extension of Ritchie Blackmore's innovations. The results on Assault Attack are pleasing; while Schenker predictably delivers top-notch performances, Bonnet's vocals are edgier and more engaging than those of former MSG singer Gary Barden.

Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}

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Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}

Duster - Capsule Losing Contact (2019) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 1,05 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 407 Mb
Full Scans | 02:42:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Space Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock | Numero Group #NUM210CD

When Duster were recording their space rock mini-epics on wobbly four-track in a makeshift San Jose home studio in the late '90s, it's likely they weren't imagining that their records would someday be fetching exorbitant prices and that a classy reissue label would someday issue a box set. No doubt they were just having fun making music, expressing themselves, and exploring sound for its own sake, but history has a way of taking strange turns, and in 2019 the Numero Group's Capsule Losing Contact was released. The lavishly packaged set gathers the two albums (1998's Stratosphere and 2000's Contemporary Movement) and one EP (1999's 1975) they released for Up Records and adds the Transmission, Flux EP, the Apex, Trance-Like single, and a handful of rare and previously unreleased tracks. The collection finally restores the music of Duster to people who can now afford to own it and every fan of slowcore, lo-fi space rock and unassumingly brilliant indie rock should plunk down their money and get this set.

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

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Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)

Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 421 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 188 Mb
Full Scans | 00:53:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative R&B / Contemporary Blues / Electric Blues / Blues Rock
Warner Bros. Records #550131-2

The original line on Gary Clark, Jr. was that the young Texas guitarist was supposed to be the future of the blues, having been mentored by Jimmie Vaughan and Eric Clapton, but as his star rises, Clark has made it increasingly clear that his creative ambitions run a lot deeper than being the next hotshot guitar slinger. On his major-label debut, 2012's Blak and Blu, Clark demonstrated he isn't interested in following the path of blues traditionalists, and while there's plenty of great guitar work on 2015's The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, this is by no means a conventional blues album. Rather, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim is a thoughtful and passionate amalgam of African-American music past and present, and the blues is one of many crucial ingredients in the formula along with R&B, soul, rock & roll, funk, gospel, and hip-hop (the cyclical drum and guitar patterns that dominate many tracks demonstrate in themselves that the aural dividing line between blues and hip-hop isn't as wide as some like to imagine).

Seryn - This Is Where We Are (2011)

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Seryn - This Is Where We Are (2011)

Seryn - This Is Where We Are (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 306 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Scans Included | 00:48:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk, Indie Folk, Indie Rock | Velvet Blue Music #VBM137

Founded in Denton, Texas and based out of Nashville, Tennessee, spirited indie folk-pop ensemble Seryn crafts emotionally charged, harmony-laden Americana-kissed pop confections that invoke names like Typhoon, Mumford & Sons, and the Low Anthem. Formed in 2010 around the talents of Nathan James Allen, Trenton Wheeler, Aaron David Stoner, Jenny Moscoso, Jordan Rochefort, and Scarlett Deering, the sextet, which employs an instrumental arsenal that includes guitar, ukulele, accordion, bass, violin, and banjo, as well as some inventive percussion, released its debut album, This Is Where We Are, in 2011. The LP received nearly unanimous regional acclaim, as did the group's rousing live shows. After relocating to Nashville, the band issued a second studio album, 2015's Shadow Show.

Ancient Future - Dreamchaser (1988)

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Ancient Future - Dreamchaser (1988)

Ancient Future - Dreamchaser (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 234 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 105 Mb
Scans Included | 00:42:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Ethnic Fusion / World Fusion / Worldbeat / New Age / Free Jazz
Sona Gaia Productions #CD-154

Ancient Future were formed in 1978 by guitarist Matthew Montfort. The band's inviting melodies, exotic instruments, and ethnic textures have helped popularize world music fusion. Dreamchaser presents world music at its best, with a sampling of influences ranging from the Andes to India to Bali and beyond. All of this, combined with great dynamics and a sense of drama, makes this a good choice for any store.

Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)

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Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)

Tommy Castro - Hard Believer (2009)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 443 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:56 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Alligator Records #ALCD4931

You might think that Castro's first album recorded for mighty blues indie Alligator – and twelfth overall – would mark a departure for this longtime rocking soulman. Despite a fuller sound, fleshed out with Lenny Castro's percussion and boosted by an ever-present horn section led by longtime cohort Keith Crossan, this is another typically solid effort from the singer/guitarist. Perhaps it's unfair to expect that Castro would somehow break free of, expand, or alter the blue-collar persona he has cultivated over his solo career as he shifts to a higher-profile label affiliation. Veteran producer/musician John Porter returns to join Castro's strong, husky vocals – a cross between Delbert McClinton, James Brown, and Bob Seger – to a rather slick, radio-friendly approach that buffs off the frontman's natural grit, arguably overly so.

Celine Dion - Loved Me Back To Life (2013)

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Celine Dion - Loved Me Back To Life (2013)

Celine Dion - Loved Me Back To Life (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 420 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 171 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop | Columbia / Sony Music #88697137152

Loved Me Back to Life is Celine Dion's first English-language album in seven years, but even that long gap of time doesn't tell the whole story. The last time Dion placed in the Billboard Top 40 was in 2002, when "A New Day Has Come" reached 22, and the last time she saw the Top 10 was in 1999, when "That's the Way It Is" reached number six. That's a roundabout way of saying that Dion's days as a formidable hitmaker are long gone, but the interesting thing about Loved Me Back to Life is how the French-Canadian diva has seized this opportunity to try a little bit everything, ranging from duets with neo-R&B stalwart Ne-Yo to covers of Janis Ian's "At Seventeen."

Michael Feinstein - Gershwin Country (2022)

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Michael Feinstein - Gershwin Country (2022)

Michael Feinstein - Gershwin Country (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 272 Mb | Covers Included | 00:41:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Standards | Craft Recordings #CR00319

Though Michael Feinstein remained in the public eye throughout the latter half of the 2010s, performing live and appearing intermittently as a presenter on the Turner Classic Movies network, the onetime Ira Gershwin archivist went nearly a decade without releasing any albums. It was his first gap of more than two years since his 1987 studio debut, Pure Gershwin. He comes back to key influences George and Ira Gershwin, for more than the first time, on his return, 2022's Gershwin Country. A set of 11 duets, each with different guests, it navigates timeless romantic ballads and what prove to be playfully old-fashioned, vaudeville-esque takes with giants of country music (and one with album executive producer Liza Minnelli).

Devil's Train - Ashes & Bones (2022)

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Devil's Train - Ashes & Bones (2022)

Devil's Train - Ashes & Bones (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 382 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 112 Mb
Full Scans ~ 130 Mb | 00:46:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock | Rock Of Angels #ROAR2205DIGI

The hell-bound iron horse is picking up speed again and races towards an exciting future with red-hot steaming engines and well-oiled gears… Devil's Train Are Back! With the band's ten year anniversary coming up, and two well received albums under their belts, the European answer to Black Label Society, The Dead Daisies and Black Stone Cherry presents us with a killer new long-player. Singer and band master-mind RD Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy/Steel Prophet) joined forces with drum monster Jörg Michael (ex- Saxon/Stratovarius/Axel Rudi Pell/Running Wild…), legend Jens Becker (Grave Digger/ex-Running Wild/ex-X-Wild) and six-string wizard Dan Baune (Lost Sanctuary/ex-Monument). This line-up, which could undoubtedly be dubbed a super-group, delivers a modern yet raw and honest album that bubbles over with visceral energy, southern sleaze and sex appeal.