Tags
Language
Tags
May 2024
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Natalie Merchant - Motherland (2001)

Posted By: Designol
Natalie Merchant - Motherland (2001)

Natalie Merchant - Motherland (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:20
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Elektra | # 62721-2

Teaming up with T-Bone Burnett was a good, healthy move for Natalie Merchant. She had begun to sink into vaguely tuneless singer/songwriterisms with her second solo album, Ophelia, and the sag in artistic quality was notable – which may have been why she bought time with a live album in 1999. Burnett helps restore some musical backbone to her music on Motherland, even if the record is hardly a gritty affair (apart from Merchant's voice, which seems to have deepened and grown tougher since the last time out). Still, there's some character within the sound – atmospheric, blues post-folk-rock, music that breathes – not nearly as precious as Tigerlily or any of the 10,000 Maniacs' records, for that matter, while retaining Merchant's signature sound. Upon first listen, none of the songs announce themselves, yet it all sticks together, and repeated plays reveal Motherland as a subtle grower that will satisfy her large cult.

Stan Getz - Soul Eyes (1997) Live 1989

Posted By: Designol
Stan Getz - Soul Eyes (1997) Live 1989

Stan Getz - Soul Eyes (1997) Live 1989
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Mainstream Jazz | Label: Concord Jazz | # CCD-4783-2 | Time: 01:04:40

Stan Getz was such a consistent performer and had such a beautiful tone that nearly all of his recordings are well worth getting. The two radio appearances heard on this 1997 CD are even on a higher level than normal. Joined by pianist Kenny Barron, either Ray Drummond or Yashuito Mori on bass, and drummer Ben Riley, Getz is heard at the peak of his powers on a pair of obscurities (Kenny Barron's "Feijada" and Gigi Gryce's "Stan's Blues") and six numbers (including "Voyage," "Blood Count" and "Warm Valley") that he recorded numerous times. To hear Getz adding even more beauty to Mal Waldron's already gorgeous "Soul Eyes" is a memorable experience.

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992

Posted By: Designol
R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992

R.E.M. - Reckoning (1984) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 376 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb
Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13159 2 3 | Time: 00:52:38 | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop

R.E.M. abandoned the enigmatic post-punk experiments of Murmur for their second album, Reckoning, returning to their garage pop origins instead. Opening with the ringing "Harborcoat," Reckoning runs through a set of ten jangle pop songs that are different not only in sound but in style from the debut. Where Murmur was enigmatic in its sound, Reckoning is clear, which doesn't necessarily mean that the songs themselves are straightforward. Michael Stipe continues to sing powerful melodies without enunciating, but the band has a propulsive kick that makes the music vital and alive. And, if anything, the songwriting is more direct and memorable than before – the interweaving melodies of "Pretty Persuasion" and the country rocker "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville" are as affecting as the melancholic dirges of "Camera" and "Time After Time," while the ringing minor-key arpeggios of "So. Central Rain," the pulsating riffs of "7 Chinese Bros.," and the hard-rocking rhythms of "Little America" make the songs into classics. On the surface, Reckoning may not be as distinctive as Murmur, but the record's influence on underground American rock in the '80s was just as strong.

Chris Rea - God's Great Banana Skin (1992)

Posted By: Designol
Chris Rea - God's Great Banana Skin (1992)

Chris Rea - God's Great Banana Skin (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Soft Rock, Blues Rock | Label: EastWest | # 4509-90995-2 | Time: 00:55:55

God's Great Banana Skin is the twelfth studio album by Chris Rea, released in 1992. The album wasn't released in the USA, though some tracks later appeared on the US release of Rea's following album Espresso Logic. The song "Too Much Pride" was featured in the 1993 Erotic Thriller Cold Sweat.

Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind! (1967) [Reissue 1998]

Posted By: gribovar
Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind! (1967) [Reissue 1998]

Van Morrison - Blowin' Your Mind! (1967) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 323 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 59 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony/Epic (ZK 65751)

Although Van Morrison's first solo album is remembered for containing the immortal pop hit "Brown Eyed Girl," Blowin' Your Mind! is actually a dry run for his masterpiece, Astral Weeks. Songs like "Who Drove the Red Sports Car" look to that song cycle, even as "Midnight Special" nods to Morrison's R&B past. But it's the agonizing "T.B. Sheets" - all nine-plus minutes of it - that dominates this record and belies its trendy title and pop association. "T.B. Sheets" takes the blues and reinvents it as noble tragedy and humiliating mortality. It's where Van Morrison emerges as an artist.

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos of Ghosts (1973) [Japanese Edition 2014] (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos of Ghosts (1973) [Japanese Edition 2014] (Repost)

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos of Ghosts (1973) [Japanese Edition 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 472 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 174 MB | Covers - 276 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-78004)

PFM were already Italy's premiere progressive rock band when Emerson, Lake & Palmer signed them to the British trio's own Manticore label in 1972 and turned to King Crimson alumnus Peter Sinfield to write English-language words (sung phonetically) for this, the Italian group's debut international release. A phantasmagorical creation, Photos of Ghosts is filled with lush melodies and rich musical textures, all wrapped around Sinfield's frequently surreal lyrics, which seem an extension of some of his better work from King Crimson's Lizard and Islands albums. In contrast to ELP's music of the same period, PFM's music still retains some loud echoes of psychedelia, and the music has a refreshingly airy, open sound, free from the thick, heavy-handed Germanic textures generated by most of the rival U.K. classical rock bands of the period - this album can stand next to competing works by Genesis, Yes, et al. from the same period…

John Lee Hooker - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album (1991) [Reissue 1997]

Posted By: gribovar
John Lee Hooker - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album (1991) [Reissue 1997]

John Lee Hooker - More Real Folk Blues: The Missing Album (1991) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 250 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers - 326 MB
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues, Delta Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records (MCD 09329)

Produced by Ralph Bass in 1966 but not issued by Chess at the time, More Real Folk Blues was unearthed by MCA only a few years back. It's no masterpiece maybe, but certainly deserved release in its day - backed by Burns and a Chicago rhythm section that copes as well as can be expected with Hooker's singular sense of timing, the Boogie Man answers Sir Mack Rice with his "Mustang Sally & Gto" and keeps things way lowdown on several other cuts.

Charles Earland - Living Black! (1971) [Reissue 1997]

Posted By: gribovar
Charles Earland - Living Black! (1971) [Reissue 1997]

Charles Earland - Living Black! (1971) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 176 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige Records (PRCD-24182-2)

Recorded in 1970 at the Key Club, Living Black! is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that it showcased Earland in a live setting at his most inspired. From choosing his sidemen to material to reading the audience to pure instrumental execution, there isn't a weak moment on this date, nor a sedentary one. Earland makes the band roll on all burners from the git and never lets up. Consisting of four extended tunes, there's the burning rhythm and stomp of "Key Club Cookout," which blazes with wisdom and rhythm fire. Earland's own soloing is revelatory, but it is the way he drags absolutely unexpected performances from his sidemen that makes him so special as a bandleader. In this case, Grover Washington never played like this again on a record; deep in the soul groove on his tenor, he turned it inside out, looking for new embouchures in which to get the sounds out of the horn…

Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015) [Japanese Edition]

Posted By: gribovar
Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015) [Japanese Edition]

Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. (2015) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 430 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 175 MB | Covers - 214 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-75143)

In January of 2006, the remains of Joyce Carol Vincent, aged 38, were discovered in her London flat. She died in her apartment in late 2003, surrounded by undelivered Christmas presents. She was described as outgoing, attractive, and ambitious by neighbors, friends, and family, but somehow wasn't missed. This chilling story made headlines in Great Britain, and the mysterious person behind it moved Steven Wilson to create this fictional concept album (small "c"). He doesn't adhere to story's grim details. Instead he writes from the perspective of a living woman who is, due to choice, circumstance, or both, alone and ultimately unknowable. Engineered by Steve Orchard, and produced and mixed by Wilson, the album is sonically rich and detailed. It's an immense, imaginative landscape that melds classic album rock, sophisticated '80s pop, metal, prog, and electronica in expertly crafted songs…

Annihilator - Waking The Fury (2002) [Reissue 2010]

Posted By: gribovar
Annihilator - Waking The Fury (2002) [Reissue 2010]

Annihilator - Waking The Fury (2002) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 410 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Earache Records (MOSH392CD)

Despite all of the failed experiments and the revolving-door of vocalists throughout the '90s, Annihilator proves on Waking the Fury that they can at the very least write a solid, heavy collection of songs if pressured. No more humor-infused romps like "Brian Dance", no more overlong patience testers like "Hunter Killer"; everything is compact and lethality exudes from the band's determined approach. This becomes immediately apparent during the opener "Ultra-Motion", which detonates out of the gates courtesy of Waters' electrified picking hand and descending note clusters. Waters produced this album, lending a synthetic, artificial sheen to the guitars that remains one of the album's most memorable attributes. The guitar tone's awful reputation almost proceeds the music itself, akin to Overkill's W.F.O. and it's vehement bass tone.

Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Remastered & Expanded Edition) (2014)

Posted By: ciklon5
Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Remastered & Expanded Edition) (2014)

Diana Ross - Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Remastered & Expanded Edition) (2014)
FLAC (image+.cue,log,scans) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:05:33 | 609 / 202 Mb
Genre: RnB, Soul, Pop

2014 remastered expanded edition CD reissue of her 1981 first solo album for the RCA label after leaving Motown. That includes a 6 track bonus disc with 7" single mixes, 12" single versions & other rarities. The album reached #15 in the USA & #17 in the UK. It was her second Platinum solo album. The album includes the Top 10 hits "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" & "Mirror Mirror". Also included on the album is the hit dance track "Work That Body", which was co-written by Ross with Paul Jabara & Ray Chew. A solo version of "Endless Love" is also included on the album, a re-recording of her number one duet with Lionel Richie. Also "It's Never Too Late" was also released as a single in some international territories. Why Do Fools Fall in Love was a slick and unpretentious album, which became the start of a great springboard for Ross' in her RCA years.

Donna Summer - Bad Girls (2012) (2CD Set SHM-CD Japan Mini LP)

Posted By: ciklon5
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (2012)  (2CD Set SHM-CD Japan Mini LP)

Donna Summer - Bad Girls (2012) (2CD Set SHM-CD Japan Mini LP)
FLAC (image+.cue,log,scans) / MP3 320 kbps | 2:35:24 | 751 Mb / 1.38 Gb
Genre: Disco, Funk, Soul

Donna Summer American Singer, Songwriter, Pianist, Painter and Actress.

UFO - Live (1972) [Reissue 2008]

Posted By: gribovar
UFO - Live (1972) [Reissue 2008]

UFO - Live (1972) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 353 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 113 MB
Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REP 5109)

With charismatic vocalist Phil Mogg at the helm, this album documents a classic rock band at its best.
Five of the six songs being rehashes of songs from their first two albums that were, as many live albums are, prone to extended arrangements. Here the bandmembers favored their bluesy boogie side rather than their art rock aspirations, with the exception, in some respects at least, of their long "Prince Kajuku/The Coming of Prince Kajuku" suite (which, in its studio version, had taken up much of the space on their second album, Flying). The only one of the half-dozen tunes not to have appeared in a studio arrangement on the first two UFO albums was a long, slow, and heavy slog through Paul Butterfield's "Loving Cup."

The Byrds - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (Japan Reissue, Remastered, Blu Spec) (2014)

Posted By: ciklon5
The Byrds - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (Japan Reissue, Remastered, Blu Spec) (2014)

The Byrds - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (Japan Reissue, Remastered, Blu Spec) (2014)
Flac (tracks, .cue, log) / MP3 320 kbps | 1:12:27 | 456 / 193 Mb
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Folk Rock

Influential American folk, psychedelic, and country rock band founded in Los Angeles in 1964. They recorded 12 studio albums before disbanding in 1973. During this period the band underwent several line-up changes with frontman and guitarist Roger McGuinn remaining the only constant member. In 1991 The Byrds were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the original five members performing together for the last time after their induction.

The Cook Trio - 3 Albums (2007-2010)

Posted By: gribovar
The Cook Trio - 3 Albums (2007-2010)

The Cook Trio - 3 Albums (2007-2010)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 638 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 288 MB | Covers - 172 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Known for their impeccable and authentic gypsy-jazz playing, The Cook Trio has delighted audiences through-out the U.S. This wonderfully talented group romps through traditional Parisian Waltzes, Jazz Standards and Modern Pieces with style and virtuosity. The sound of these acoustic guitars and bass, invites listeners on a journey to the romantic cafes of Paris and the Gypsy camps where guitar is the language of life. Two guitars and a standup bass are all that’s needed to produce the haunting and beautiful sounds of The Cook Trio. Brothers Ian and Jason Cook along with Kyle Jones demonstrate an artistry that calls back to Django Reinhardt and looks forward to nights in Paris and days in the hot Florida sun. The trio is by turns explosive and serene, and you won’t believe how fast Jason Cook’s fingers can move, or how deeply you’ll be moved.