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The Artwoods - Steady Gettin' It: The Complete Recordings 1964-67 [3CD Box Set] (2014)

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The Artwoods - Steady Gettin' It: The Complete Recordings 1964-67 [3CD Box Set] (2014)

The Artwoods - Steady Gettin' It: The Complete Recordings 1964-67 [3CD Box Set] (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,06 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 521 MB | Covers - 161 MB
Genre: Rock, R&B, Beat, Mod | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: RPM Records (RPM BX 524)

Comprehensive 3CD set featuring all of The Artwoods’ A and B sides, plus four previously unissued early acetate recordings by the Art Wood Combo. Also includes several BBC radio sessions with unique tracks and a long-lost live recording from Denmark at tail-end of their career. The compilation benefits from the involvement of the band’s guitarist Derek Griffiths and basisst Malcolm Pool, plus legendary blues producer Mike Vernon.
Back in the mid-‘60s, The Artwoods were one of the most vital, impressive R&B bands on the circuit, fronted by Art Wood (elder brother of future Faces/Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie) and also boasting future Deep Purple organist Jon Lord, renowned drummer Keef Hartley, guitarist Derek Griffiths and bassist Malcolm Pool. Between 1964 and 1967, the band recorded seven singles, the ultra-rare EP ‘Jazz In Jeans’…

VA - The Graham Dee Connection: The 60s Collection (2010)

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VA - The Graham Dee Connection: The 60s Collection (2010)

VA - The Graham Dee Connection: The 60s Collection (2010)
FLAC (tracks) - 281 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 116 MB
48:39 | Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Mod | Label: Acid Jazz UK

Graham Dee was one of those who helped make the sixties great. He was there as writer, producer and session guitarist. He had played in the final line-up of The Moments with Steve Marriott and then continued with a Marriott connection by playing rhythm guitar on the East End Fab Four's debut single What'Cha Gonna Do About It. He joined bands such as Them, The Walker Brothers, The Gass, He even filled in the the "absent" Syd Barrett on some Pink Floyd shows. However, he was primarily a writer and producer. He teamed up with Brian Potter who had co-written What'Cha Gonna Do About It with Ian Samwell. They became the staff songwriters at Polydor Records. Some of the duo's work will already be familiar to fans of The Fleurs de Lys as they wrote tracks such as Daughter of the Sun which was sung by Sharon Tandy backed by The Fleurs de Lys. They also wrote a number of other tracks specifically for Sharon Tandy. Graham Dee has an extensive archive and this is CD is the first of three planned collections.

VA - Walk On The Wild Side - The Jazz Side Of Mod (2014)

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VA - Walk On The Wild Side - The Jazz Side Of Mod (2014)

VA - Walk On The Wild Side - The Jazz Side Of Mod (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 712 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 261 MB
1:52:45 | Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz, Mod, Soul-Jazz | Label: Not Now Music

Not Now's 2014 compilation Walk on the Wild Side: The Jazz Side of Mod gathers 32 tracks recorded primarily between 1960 and 1962. Although R&B ravers Booker T. & the MG's and Bill Doggett show up, and there are a couple of cuts that have a bit of splashy Hollywood swing to them, this is primarily grooving soul-jazz from the likes of Jimmy Smith, King Curtis, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy McGriff, and Brother Jack McDuff, music that makes for a cool swinging party.

The Action - Brain - The Lost Recordings 1967-1968 (1995)

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The Action - Brain - The Lost Recordings 1967-1968 (1995)

The Action - Brain - The Lost Recordings 1967-1968 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 318 MB
52:18 | Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Mod | Label: Autumn Stone Archives

The band was formed as The Boys in August 1963, in Kentish Town, North West London. After Peter Watson (born 18 October 1941, Romford, Essex) joined them as an additional guitarist in 1965, they changed their name to The Action. The original members were Reg King (lead vocals) (born Reginald King, 5 February 1945, Paddington, West London, died, 8 October 2010, Belvedere, Kent), Alan 'Bam' King (lead guitar, vocals) (born Alan King, 18 September 1945, Muswell Hill, North London), Mike "Ace" Evans (bass guitar, vocals) (born Michael Evans, 10 July 1944, Henley, Berkshire, died 15 January 2010, London) and Roger Powell (drums) (born 4 July 1945, Camden Town, North West London).

VA - The #1 80s Love Album (2019)

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VA - The #1 80s Love Album (2019)

VA - The #1 80s Love Album (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.5 GB
3:55:47 | Full Scans - 11 MB | Ballad, Pop Rock, Soul, Downtempo, Synth-pop, Soundtrack, Classic Rock, Disco, Soft Rock, Hard Rock, Power Pop, Symphonic Rock, Easy Listening, Smooth Jazz, Vocal, New Wave, Ambient, Mod, Dub, Europop | Label: Sony Music

Compilation album comprising some of the greatest love songs from the 1980s, including hits such as Whitney Houston's 'Saving All My Love For You' and Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing'.

VA - The Pye Girls Coloured My World (32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties) (2020)

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VA - The Pye Girls Coloured My World (32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties) (2020)

VA - The Pye Girls Coloured My World (32 Brit Girl Tunes Of The Swinging Sixties) (2020)
FLAC (tracks) - 529 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 181 MB
1:18:22 | Vocal, Ballad, Mod, Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Music On Vinyl / BMG

originally a british manufacturer of televisions and radios, pye records was formed in 1959 with a vision to release pop music by british artists. pye was the last of the major record companies to release a 45rpm single, but once it finally embraced the format in 1960 both pye and it’s little sister, piccadilly records, gave these british girls their voice and spawned a host of fantastic femme-pop 45s that provided the soundtrack to the colourful, confident and downright fun place that was swinging sixties britain, and it is in these companies catalogues that we find our inspiration for this compilation of some of the finest british female pop ever recorded. it includes hits & obscure songs from petula clark, tawny reed, val mckenna, the caravelles, sandra barry and many more.

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 4 (2003)

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VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Volume 4 (2003)

VA - Instro-Hipsters A Go-Go! British & European Instrumentals, Vol. 4 (2003)
25 Of The Coolest Instrumentals Of The Late 1960s & Early 70s

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 530 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:35
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Mod, Jazz, Easy Listening | Past & Present | # PAPRCD2055

And so the series continues - Groovy Hammond sounds, swingin, horn sections, spacey sitars, jangling guitars, jazzy flute excursions. From the spy movie chic of The Reg Guest Syndicate to The Gabrieli Brass. Dig the mellow eastern vibe of Andy Summers & Zoot Money's 'Soma', move to the cool soul of Music Through Six. Evocative, smooth, rocking, eminently danceable and very cool.

VA - 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo (2020)

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VA - 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo (2020)

VA - 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo (2020)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,54 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 543 Mb | 03:56:54
Punk Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk, Mod Revival, Powerpop | Label: Cherry Red Records

On 1978: The Year The UK Turned Day-Glo, we investigate the sounds of 1978 as the original punk template fractured into a dazzling day-glo riot of sub-genres: new wave, post-punk, proto-Oi, power-pop, punk poets, the mod revival, ska-punk, synth-oriented electronic/industrial music and a whole load of additional noises that, over forty years later, have still to be classified by the fifth estate, the fourth column or even the Third Reich. We document various regional scenes, paying close attention to the likes of Manchester, Scotland and, in particular, Northern Ireland, where the arrival of punk was a life-affirming relief from the horrors of everyday life. From household names (The Jam, The Stranglers, The Cure, Public Image Ltd) to groups who barely progressed beyond their own bedrooms, major label careerists to DIY enthusiasts, one-off mavericks (led by the blessed Jilted John) to songs specifically crafted as hit singles, every aspect of a vibrant, multi-faceted scene is represented on our marathon four-hour, 79-track anthology.

Pete Townshend - The Genuine Scoop (2003)

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Pete Townshend - The Genuine Scoop (2003)

Pete Townshend - The Genuine Scoop (2003)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 2.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.01 GB
6:34:21 | Classic Rock, Mod, Pop Rock | Label: HIWATT

The apparent idea behind this five-CD, 101-song bootleg was a sound one: to gather all of Pete Townshend's best solo demos from the Who's prime era (mid-'60s to late-'70s) in one place. As Who/Townshend fans know, his demos were usually very interesting, and while not as good as the full-on band versions done by the Who, they often boasted a personal, primitive, tenderness not present in the final product. But while there's much fine, and some great, music on here (and certainly there are a lot of great songs), this really isn't the major event it might have been. First, and most importantly, a lot of this stuff actually came out on the very-above-board Scoop and Another Scoop compilations, often with better sound.

Little Murders - Stop Plus Singles 1978-1986 (2009)

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Little Murders - Stop Plus Singles 1978-1986 (2009)

Little Murders - Stop Plus Singles 1978-1986 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 531 MB
1:15:37 | Power Pop, New Wave, Mod | Label: Off The Hip

MURDERS was one of many mod revival hopefuls in the late 70s/early 80s. (The band split in the mid-80s, but reunited in the 90s and has proceeded apace every since.) As with most acolytes of the JAM, the quartet’s influences were the pre-_Tommy_ WHO, the KINKS and the particularly British transmogrification of American R&B into pop – all of which came naturally to U.K. native Griffiths. In that sense, one supposes, Little Murders were hardly doing anything new or original. But Griffiths clearly loves this kind of power pop, and if he’s no innovator, he’s still quite good as what he does – there’s not a clunker amongst the 26 songs documented on this album + singles compilation. Though it sounds like the band fought against thin production most of the time, it still manages to shine on superlative pop tunes like “This is Your Life,” “Dancing Away,” “Bleeding Heart” and “Things Will Be Different.” Forget looking for pioneers and just revel in the sharp, catchy songs. Fans of the REAL KIDS or the LEN PRICE 3 will seriously dig this.

The Jam - Live Jam (1993)

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The Jam - Live Jam (1993)

The Jam - Live Jam (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 580 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 207 Mb | Scans included
British Punk, New Wave, Mod | Label: Polydor | # 519 667-2 | Time: 01:16:03

The Jam's enduring, eternal popularity in the U.K. meant an ever-increasing number of archival releases that cropped up over the years, with Live Jam, a fine counterpart to the other official concert album, Dig the New Breed, turning up in 1993. Like that earlier effort, it draws together a slew of tracks from shows ranging from 1979 to 1982, including some cuts from the band's almost-farewell headlining bows at Wembley Arena. Quite happily, there's no track overlap at all with Dig the New Breed, making the two perfectly complementary recordings in ways. The real treat, thanks to the expanded space on CDs, is the inclusion of nine songs from two December 1979 shows in London, the best portrait of what an actual specific show must have been like.

VA - The Immediate Singles Collection (2000)

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VA - The Immediate Singles Collection (2000)

VA - The Immediate Singles Collection (2000)
dBpoweramp Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 1.8 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.03 GB
7:39:30 | Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Beat, Rhythm & Blues, Mod, Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: Sequel Records

This extravagant six-CD set documents the astonishing life span of the first pop independent label in the U.K., Immediate Records. Founded in 1965, Immediate flipped, flopped, and staggered its own way, competing against unhip American labels like EMI and Decca until late 1969. The label, and the documentary CD set, showcases in particular the Small Faces, who enjoyed a brief U.K. number one hit, Ogden's Nut Gone Flake. More familiar to American listeners will no doubt be the three-chord sock-hop favorite "Hang on Sloopy" by the McCoys, and a number of covers of familiar American folk-rock hits are present as well. The esoteric collector will appreciate inclusions by such café balladeers as the Poets and Les Fleurs-de-Lis, also signed by Immediate before the advent of the swinging London sound, marked by the Rolling Stones revolution and other mod developers influencing the pants off the tiniest studio cover bands. Immediate also helped sculpt the success of anguished bellower Chris Farlowe, soon to be joined by the similarly throaty vibrato of PP Arnold and, of course, manager/producer Andrew Oldham's best toss of the dice, the Small Faces, whom he ripped away from Decca. By the fourth disc, you are, in fact, in the throes of swinging London, featuring Farlowe's heart-stopping "Yesterday's Papers" and Arnold's "The First Cut Is the Deepest," written by the much-in-demand Cat Stevens. Most of the music is minimal and often out of tune, production at an early-time low, replete with tinny echoes and accidental outtake moments.

The Small Faces - Here Come The Nice (2014) [4CD + 4LP Box Set, only CDs]

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The Small Faces - Here Come The Nice (2014) [4CD + 4LP Box Set, only CDs]

The Small Faces - Here Come The Nice (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
CHARLY 110 BX | ~ 1187 or 520 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 3.13 Gb
Rock, Garage Rock, Pop Rock, Mod

In the works for years, the Small Faces 2014 box set Here Come the Nice is unapologetically one for the devoted. Spanning four discs, the first containing newly remastered Immediate mono single mixes from the original masters, the rest rounding up tracking sessions, alternate mixes, backing tracks, Italian versions, live cuts, and other assorted ephemera, the box's allure lies in its packaging…

VA - Once Upon A Time In The West Midlands: The Bostin Sounds Of Brumrock 1966-1974 (2022)

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VA - Once Upon A Time In The West Midlands: The Bostin Sounds Of Brumrock 1966-1974 (2022)

VA - Once Upon A Time In The West Midlands: The Bostin Sounds Of Brumrock 1966-1974 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,22 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 541 Mb | 03:55:59
Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Glam Rock, Mod, Progressive Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records, Grapefruit Records

A 3-CD, four-hour celebration of the post-Brumbeat late ‘60s/early ‘70s rock scene in the West Midlands. Tracing the evolution and development of that scene as local musicians embarked on an epic journey that embraced mod pop, psychedelia, blues, progressive rock, glam-rock and heavy metal, inspired by the emergence of chief catalysts The Move.

The Action - Rolled Gold (2002)

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The Action - Rolled Gold (2002)

The Action - Rolled Gold (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb
Label: Reaction | # REACT-CD-001 | Time: 00:51:10 | Scans included
Rock, Mod, British Invasion, Psychedelic, Garage

The term "lost classic" is applied liberally and often erroneously to unreleased recordings that resurface years later in a maelstrom of hype. However, for the forgotten mod rock also-rans the Action, the term is not only justified, it is painfully bittersweet. On par with such classics of the era as The Who Sell Out or Ogden's Nut Gone Flake but more focused than either, the Action's Rolled Gold goes beyond "lost classic" – it is the influential masterpiece no one was ever allowed to hear. Despite being signed to Beatles producer George Martin's AIR label and benefiting from a strong club following, the Action never scored a chart hit. By the time they recorded these demo tracks in 1967, the band had grown weary of the musically limited mod scene, which was on its last legs. Guitarist Pete Watson had been replaced by Martin Stone, and the band had developed a more mature sound, one only hinted at on such previous cuts as "Twenty-Fourth Hour".