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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 172 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (450984 2)

This dynamic quartet, strongly influential during the cool jazz period, performed as a group from 1951 to 1967. Since the 1930s, leader Dave Brubeck received high praise and critical acclaim for his role as bandleader and for his stirring arrangements. At the piano, Brubeck plays along with the accompaniment of Paul Desmond, another timeless jazz legend in his own right. Joe Morello drives the rhythm of the group on drums and percussion with the help of Gene Wright, who shares his talent and pulsating beats on standup bass. Desmond is featured on this collection of standards, jamming along on the alto sax to tunes such as "Swanee River," "That Lonesome Road," and "Basin Street Blues." Brubeck shimmers with radiance and phenomenal craftiness in his piano improvisation at the end of "Georgia on My Mind." Morello gives it his creative all with a rich flair for rhythm during his strong solo performance on the tune "Short'nin' Bread"…

Gentle Giant - I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years (1975-1980) [4CD Box Set] (2012) (Re-up)

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Gentle Giant - I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years (1975-1980) [4CD Box Set] (2012) (Re-up)

Gentle Giant - I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years (1975-1980) [4CD Box Set] (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,95 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 682 MB | Covers - 221 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI/Chrysalis Records (5099991517623)

UK four CD collection from the British Prog Rock band that rounds up all of their Chrysalis albums with bonus tracks including John Peel sessions, 7" mixes, live tracks, 'B' sides and more. Gentle Giant was born out of the ashes of Simon Dupree & the Big Sound, a successful UK rock and R&B-based outfit led by the Shulman Brothers. In 1970, the brothers founded Gentle Giant. Derek was lead vocalist and played alto sax and bass, Ray sang and played bass and violin, and Phil handled the saxophone and added vocals. Kerry Minnear, on keyboards, came straight from the Royal Academy of Music, and Gary Green became guitarist. John Weathers joined the band in 1972 and was the drummer for two albums. Gentle Giant's utilization of complex classical chord and time patterns, together with hard rock, blues, jazz and even medieval melodies, set them apart from other "progressive" groups of their time or since.

Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence (2014)

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Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence (2014)

Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 247 MB
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Synth-pop, Future Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (374 186-2)

This collaboration with Yello mastermind Boris Blank displays the dark timbred voice of Malia in a set of pop titles created by the glitzy synths and sultry dancable rhythms of Blank, who uses the singer's voice like a solo instrument in the very front of a mix made by his tasteful synthetic soundscapes.
Convergence is one of the most sensual and elegant album we have heard in a long time. Its almost timeless aesthetics avoid clichés mostly associated with electronic soul music and seamlessly bring together two artists with a unique approach to their work - but most important of all: it’s got soul and sensuality, both in a very elegant and airy way but still has enough artistic weight to carry the promise of becoming a long term companion.

Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) {1999, Reissue}

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Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) {1999, Reissue}

Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! (1969) {1999, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 330 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 132 Mb
Full Scans | 00:51:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock / Blues / Rhythm & Blues / Soul / Classic Rock
Columbia / Legacy #492864 2/COL 492864 2/4928642003 | EU

I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! is the debut solo and third studio album overall by American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, released on September 11, 1969. It was the first album which Joplin recorded after leaving her former band, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and the only solo album released during her lifetime. Recording began on June 16, 1969 in New York City and ceased on June 26. For the album, Joplin recruited guitarist Sam Andrew of the Holding Company to take part in development, along with the Kozmic Blues Band. Joplin installed a brass and horn section into the tracks, a feature her previous band would not allow. It was a total contrast to Joplin's previous psychedelic rock as the compositions chosen were more soul and blues driven. All but two tracks were cover versions that producer Gabriel Mekler and Joplin chose. The other two tracks, "One Good Man" and "Kozmic Blues", were written by Joplin herself.

Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana (1990)

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Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana (1990)

Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 349 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Es Paranza Records #CD 91336 | Canada

Manic Nirvana is the fifth studio album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, released 19 March 1990 on Es Paranza Records, Plant's own label. The lead single, "Big Love", reached #35 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and its follow-up, "Hurting Kind (I've Got My Eyes on You)", held #1 on the same chart for six consecutive weeks.

The Gods - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Japanese Editions 2009] (Re-up)

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The Gods - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Japanese Editions 2009] (Re-up)

The Gods - 2 Studio Albums (1968-1969) [Japanese Editions 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 588 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 227 MB | Covers - 239 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI Music Japan

Genesis (1968). The Gods' debut album was the sound of a band capturing the transition of British psychedelia into more ostentatious progressive hard rock. Ken Hensley's heavy Hammond organ was the center of their sound, and both that and the sometimes overbearing vibrato vocals pointed toward the less psychedelic sounds he and drummer Lee Kerslake would pursue in Uriah Heep. Genesis is undoubtedly lighter than Uriah Heep, though, often employing characteristically late-'60s British vocal harmonies. Some tunes, like "Candles Getting Shorter" and "Radio Show," even skirt a pop-soul sensibility. But the songs weren't terribly memorable, though they were segued together by brief odd'n'goofy instrumental bits at the end of tracks in keeping with the modus operandi of the psychedelic era…

Little Mike & The Tornadoes - Heart Attack (1990)

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Little Mike & The Tornadoes - Heart Attack (1990)

Little Mike & The Tornadoes - Heart Attack (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 105 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blind Pig Records (BP 73990)

On this competent White-guy bar-band sort-of blues, four cuts feature Paul Butterfield on harp (believed to be his last recordings). Other guests are Ronnie Earl, Pinetop Perkins, Big Daddy Kinsey, and Hubert Sumlin.

Young Gun Silver Fox - Canyons (2020) {Japanese Edition}

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Young Gun Silver Fox - Canyons (2020) {Japanese Edition}

Young Gun Silver Fox - Canyons (2020) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 228 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk | P-Vine Records #PTR-CD-41

Canyons are places of mystery and beauty. The interesting thing is, while they are one of the great wonders in the history of planet earth and attract scientists of all kinds of disciplines, they have also been a popular retreat for artists and musicians. You will have heard of Topanga Canyon, Rickie Lee Jones and Chicago recorded here. Laurel Canyon is even more well known, a mythical place where Crosby, Stills & Nash developed their unique vocal sound while hanging around Mama Cass' place. Or was it in Joni Mitchell's house on Lookout Mountain? Ok, you get the picture. There is something unexplainable, almost magical going on in canyons.Maybe that's why Andy Platts and Shawn Lee were thinking of "Canyons" when they wrote and recorded their third album as Young Gun Silver Fox. With "West End Coast" and "AM Waves" these two very talented musicians, singers, songwriters, arrangers and producers already explored all things West coast, AOR, Soft rock and Boogie.

Omega - Trombitás Frédi és a Rettenetes emberek (1968) [Reissue 2022]

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Omega - Trombitás Frédi és a Rettenetes emberek (1968) [Reissue 2022]

Omega - Trombitas Fredi es a Rettenetes emberek (1968) [Reissue 2022]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 297 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 110 MB | Covers - 66 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: GrundRecords (G003)

Debut Hungarian album of Omega is a curious early release of the band where they acted as Hungary's answer to The Beatles. Mixing psychedelic and beat pop with hints of folk, this album only shows the bits of what would later follow.
The most successful Hungarian rock band in history, Omega is one of the rare bands to have been known outside in his country. The legend has it that as albums were released in other countries it became necessary to brake the language barrier. Their music is a combination of Eastern European prog with a bit of symphonic and a bit of psyche prog. The result is a dark orchestrated sound combined with extended improvisation. Their discography actually starts in the early 60's, and goes in till today in a more modern register.

Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]

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Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]

Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectibles Records (COL-CD-6208)

This reissue combines two of Simone's Colpix albums, Folksy Nina (1964) and Nina with Strings (1966), onto a single CD. Though it was taken from the same performance as 1963's Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall, Folksy Nina duplicates little of the material found on that prior album. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement. However, there was an uptempo piano blues (Leadbelly's "Silver City Bound") and covers of the Israeli "Erets Zavat Chalav" and "Vanetihu" which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds. There are also the kind of stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled, like "When I Was a Young Girl," "Hush Little Baby," and "Lass of the Low Country," the last of which is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets…

Andreas Vollenweider & Friends - Live 1982-1994 (1994)

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Andreas Vollenweider & Friends - Live 1982-1994 (1994)

Andreas Vollenweider & Friends - Live 1982-1994 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 760 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 312 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: New Age, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia/Sony Music (COL 478042 2)

Selections from "Trilogy", "Down to the Moon", "Dancing with the Lion", "The Book of Roses" and "Eolian Minstrel", performed live by Vollenweider and his collaborators in concert tours from 1992 through 1994. This 2-CD set also includes an additional nine tracks of previously unreleased material done in a similar style to the cuts on the aforementioned albums - a wonderful bonus for fans of vintage Vollenweider. It's nice to hear the in-concert variations and improvisations of old favorites, and how gratifying also to hear all the live cheers and applause for this truly amazing artist and his repertoire of uniquely fascinating compositions.

Squared - Strange Affairs (2022)

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Squared - Strange Affairs (2022)

Squared - Strange Affairs (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:30 | RAR 5% Recovery
Melodic Rock, Hard Rock, AOR | Square Shaped Records #SQ01

“Strange Affairs“ is the debut of French/Swedish collaboration of Arthur Vere and Jack L. Stroem. Purest, highly melodic AOR of the finest sort which touches your heart ans soul. It was recorded with vintage equipment and without any fuzz like Autotune etc. Simply authentic eighties music …brilliant! Songs like “Stranger At Heart“ or “Love Affair“ to name just two make a really good first impression. Amazing!

Fatal Vision - Once (2022)

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Fatal Vision - Once (2022)

Fatal Vision - Once (2022)
XLD Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 440 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | 00:57:15 | RAR 5% Recovery
Melodic Rock, Hard Rock | Pride & Joy Music #PJM12968

“Once“ is the debut of Canadian band FATAL VISION who started in the eighties but for some reason never put out an album. Original singer Simon Marwood started the band again only recently with new players and delivers stuff that will be highly embraced by lovers of SURVIVOR, ASIA, JOURNEY or EUROPE. Just check out the amazing “Heartbreaker“ or “Little Rebel“. A name to remember not just because there is much more already in the pipeline! The debut album features contributions from hard rock heavyweights including Lenny Castro (Toto), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Sunstorm), Mark Holden (Boulevard), JK Northrup (King Kobra, XYZ), Marc Lafrance (Loverboy, Mötley Crüe), Paul Laine (Danger Danger, The Defiants) and Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Talisman, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), with production assistance from Del Vecchio, Northrup and Ron Nevison (Bad English, Europe, Heart, KISS, Led Zeppelin, Survivor).

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.

Vangelis - Rosetta (2016)

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Vangelis - Rosetta (2016)

Vangelis - Rosetta (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 291 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Electronic, Neo-Classical, Ambient, New Age | Label: Decca | # 5700631 | Time: 00:53:40

Rosetta is a studio album by Greek composer and musician Vangelis, released on 23 September 2016 by Decca Records. It is dedicated to the Rosetta space probe mission, launched in 2004, being one of his several works which were inspired by space travel (Albedo 0.39), or produced in collaboration with space missions (Mythodea). Rosetta received a Grammy Award nomination for Best New Age Album at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.