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Sun Ra - Sun Ra (The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note) (2014)

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Sun Ra - Sun Ra (The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note) (2014)

Sun Ra - Sun Ra (The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul Note) (2014)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 470 MB
3:25:05 | Jazz, Free Jazz, Swing, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Soul Note

The legendary jazz recordings made by Black Saint/Soul Note make a welcome return to the active catalog with this series of specially-priced boxed sets, which feature some of the label's finest artists. Sun Ra - the Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note features four albums in slipcases with original album artwork, housed in a sturdy box. The set includes the albums Reflections in Blue, Hours After, Mayan Temples and a Tribute to Stuff Smith.

The Love Unlimited Orchestra - White Gold (Remastered) (1974/1999)

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The Love Unlimited Orchestra - White Gold (Remastered) (1974/1999)

The Love Unlimited Orchestra - White Gold (Remastered) (1974/1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 MB
44:57 | Soul, Disco | Label: Mercury

Barry White's second Love Unlimited Orchestra album drives more carefully down the middle of the road than did its predecessor, Rhapsody in White. Save for the extremely polite "Satin Soul," most of White Gold is disco background instrumental with barely a pulse; the big man also refrains from butting in with the purring pronouncements of love (or horniness) that helped make Rhapsody such a kick. Still, you have to kind of admire an album whose cover carries a credit for the jewelers who loaned most of the photo props. –Rickey Wright

The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Remastered) (2001)

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The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Remastered) (2001)

The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Remastered) (2001)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 MB
00:46:38 | R&B, Soul, Pop | Label: Buddha Records

Five African-American kids from the Midwest, managed by their father, vault to stardom with hit after hit. Nope, it's not the Jacksons-it's the Five Stairsteps! Here are 17 of their best: 11 hits plus B-sides including O-o-h Child; World of Fantasy; Come Back; Something's Missing; Baby Make Me Feel So Good; We Must Be in Love , and more.

Barclay James Harvest - Once Again (Expanded & Remastered) (1971/2023)

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Barclay James Harvest - Once Again (Expanded & Remastered) (1971/2023)

Barclay James Harvest - Once Again (Expanded & Remastered) (1971/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 464 MB
3:17:47 | Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock | Label: Esoteric Recordings

Released in February 1971, Barclay James Harvest’s second album was recorded at Abbey Road studios and was produced by Norman Smith. Widely regarded as one of the band’s early masterpieces, ‘Once Again’, the album was critically acclaimed upon its release and featured the Barclay James Harvest symphony orchestra and eventually attained Gold disc status.
This new expanded edition features three CDs and an all-region Blu ray disc and comprises 44 tracks. The set features the original UK stereo mix remastered from the original master tapes and also includes stunning new 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo mixes by Stephen W. Tayler, a new remaster of the 1972 SQ Quad mix of the album and a multi-channel version of the 1972 Quad mix.

VA - For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy And Vanguard Records 1976-1981 (Remastered) (2018)

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VA - For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy And Vanguard Records 1976-1981 (Remastered) (2018)

VA - For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy And Vanguard Records 1976-1981 (2018) (Remastered
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.3 GB | 03:23:05
Disco, Funk, Soul | Label: Concord Records

Composed or various legends of the Fantasy and Vanguard Records rosters from the golden years of Disco's heyday (1976-1981). Craft Recordings is excited to announce the release of For Discos Only: Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records (1976-1981), a comprehensive collection of the music that lit up a thousand dance floors in the mid '70s and early '80s, inspiring a revolution in the music world. This collection pulls killer tracks from respected and influential independent record labels on opposite coasts - San Francisco's Fantasy Records and New York City's Vanguard Records - and is a veritable must-have for fans of the pioneering movement from which emerged the birth of the 'remix,' an innovative musical practice that prefigured house, techno and hip-hop.

VA - Country Classics The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (Remastered) (2012)

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VA - Country Classics The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (Remastered) (2012)

VA - Country Classics The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (Remastered) (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 392 MB
2:41:33 | Scans Included | Country | Label: Big 3

60 of the absolutely most essential country songs ever released, compiled here on 3 discs! 60 of the best Country tunes you are ever likely to find over 3 CDs. This set includes smash hit after smash hit performed by legends of the genre.

Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Johnnie Taylor - Eargasm (1976) [1999, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 46:30 | 343,21 Mb
Label: Columbia Records (USA) | Cat.# CK 65864 | Released: 1999 (1976)

Johnnie Taylor's biggest hit album also proved his undoing. Stax had collapsed, and he ended up on Columbia's roster. The disco boom was beginning, and Taylor had the perfect single. "Disco Lady" was vocally quite similar to his earlier material, but its lyrics embraced the hedonism and dance-your-troubles-away ethic of the era. It was not only a number one hit, but the song of the year for 1976, and Taylor was shoved into territory he wasn't comfortable in. The rest of the album was standard soul, but this was overlooked in the rush. Taylor eventually left the label after subsequent attempts to pigeonhole him as a dance singer bombed.

Aretha Franklin - Aretha (1961) [2008, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha (1961) [2008, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

Aretha Franklin - Aretha (1961) [2008, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Vocal | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 45:12 | 333,20 Mb
Label: Blue Label/SPV GmbH (Germany) | Cat.# SPV 42892 CD | Released: 2008-09-08 (1961-02-27)

"Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo" is the second studio album by American singer songwriter, Aretha Franklin, released on February 27, 1961 by Columbia Records. The album is Aretha's first release for Columbia, and is also known under its working title "Right Now It's Aretha" and sometimes simply as "Aretha". Following in the footsteps of her close friend Sam Cooke, Aretha was "discovered" by famed Columbia Records producer John H. Hammond, who on the cover notes of the 1973 edition of "The Great Aretha Franklin: The First 12 Sides" mentions, that she was in fact recommended by the composer Curtis Reginald Lewis. With the support of her father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, Aretha ventured out to New York City's Columbia Record Studios to record her debut album for the label.

Narada Michael Walden - Garden Of Love Light (1976), I Cry I Smile (1977) & Awakening (1979) [2CD] [2015, Remastered]

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Narada Michael Walden - Garden Of Love Light (1976), I Cry I Smile (1977) & Awakening (1979) [2CD] [2015, Remastered]

Narada Michael Walden - Garden Of Love Light (1976), I Cry I Smile (1977) & Awakening (1979) [2CD] (2015)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Jazz-Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Partial Scans (JPEG) | 02:04:22 | 801,21 Mb
Label: BGO Records (UK) | Cat.# BGOCD1210 | Released: 2015-09-25 (1976/1977/1979)

The first three solo albums from multi-talented drummer, keyboardist and producer Walden He made his name as a drummer with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck and Tommy Bolin These three albums date from 1976, 1977 and 1979, originally released on Atlantic The Top 50 hit 'I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)' came from 'Awakening' Digitally remastered.

The Legendary Pink Dots - Only Dreaming (Remastered) (1981/2023)

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The Legendary Pink Dots - Only Dreaming (Remastered) (1981/2023)

The Legendary Pink Dots - Only Dreaming (Remastered) (1981/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 142 MB
1:01:12 | Ambient, Experimental | Label: Not on Label (Self Released)

ONLY DREAMING. The first salvo of The Legendary Pink Dots is 42 years old. I guess I’d kept it consigned to history because of it’s primitive nature but a lot of people have been asking so……
Here’s a track by track reflection for the curious.. SOMA BATH dates back to the early 70s when it was part of a unfinished concept album from EK's teenage band Vizzyen Laedyr.
It reflects a bit of an unhealthy Messiah fixation and chronologically was intended to precede ‘Stoned Obituary’ which was also written back then but never recorded until a prototype version by The Pink Dots in 1980.

Miles Davis - Nefertiti (2023 Remaster) (1968/2023)

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Miles Davis - Nefertiti (2023 Remaster) (1968/2023)

Miles Davis - Nefertiti (2023 Remaster) (1968/2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 92 MB
39:11 | Jazz, Modal | Label: Columbia - Legacy

Nefertiti, the fourth album by Miles Davis' second classic quintet, continues the forward motion of Sorcerer, as the group settles into a low-key, exploratory groove, offering music with recognizable themes – but themes that were deliberately dissonant, slightly unsettling even as they burrowed their way into the consciousness. In a sense, this is mood music, since, like on much of Sorcerer, the individual parts mesh in unpredictable ways, creating evocative, floating soundscapes. This music anticipates the free-fall, impressionistic work of In a Silent Way, yet it remains rooted in hard bop, particularly when the tempo is a bit sprightly, as on "Hand Jive." Yet even when the instrumentalists and soloists are placed in the foreground – such as Miles' extended opening solo on "Madness" or Hancock's long solo toward the end of the piece – this never feels like showcases for virtuosity, the way some showboating hard bop can, though each player shines.

George Duke - Shine On (The Anthology: The Epic Years) (Remastered) (2016)

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George Duke - Shine On (The Anthology: The Epic Years) (Remastered) (2016)

George Duke - Shine On (The Anthology: The Epic Years) (Remastered) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 351 MB
2:32:13 | Scans Included | Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Label: SoulMusic Records

2016 two CD set, an in-depth anthology of the spectacular work of the late and legendary George Duke recorded over a seven year period from 1977-1984. Included in this overview of his tenure at Epic records are all eleven of his U. S. charted singles along with selected 'B' sides and album cuts taken from his eleven best-selling epic LPs. Compiled by David Nathan, this sumptuous set follows the Soulmusic Records' reissues of several of George's best-selling Epic albums; stellar notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring include quotes from Duke cohorts Ndugu Chancler and Byron Miller and his cousin, Dianne Reeves; great remastering by James Bragg highlights the distinctive funk/jazz and R&B work of a much-loved and respected music legend.

Gwen McCrae - On My Way (1982) [2013, Japan]

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Gwen McCrae - On My Way (1982) [2013, Japan]

Gwen McCrae - On My Way (1982) [2013, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Club/Dance, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 37:47 | 265,19 Mb
Label: Atlantic/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-27680 | Released: 2013-04-24 (1982)

Remastered reissue of this 1982 album from the Southern Soul/Dance diva including bonus tracks. McCrae is a gutsy Southern Soul diva with a particular affinity for dance tracks. Along with her husband George ('Rock Your Baby'), Gwen was part of the Miami-based T.K. Records stable, which laid a great deal of groundwork for the Disco explosion in the mid '70s. On My Way, released in 1982, contained her club hit 'Keep The Fire Burning', a staple of the UK rare groove scene.

Gladys Knight & The Pips - About Love (1980) [2010, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

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Gladys Knight & The Pips - About Love (1980) [2010, Remastered & Expanded Edition]

Gladys Knight & The Pips - About Love (1980) [2010, Remastered & Expanded Edition]
R&B, Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 46:37 | 381,15 Mb
Label: Big Break Records (UK) | Cat.# CDBBR 0004 | Released: 2010-03-22 (1980)

In 1977, 1978, and 1979, Gladys Knight & the Pips put a lot of effort into recording separately. Minus Knight, the Pips recorded two LPs as a trio (1977's At Last The Pips and 1978's Callin', both on Casablanca), while Knight provided her first two solo albums (1978's Miss Gladys Knight on Buddah/Arista and 1979's Gladys Knight on Columbia). But by 1980, the group itself was their top priority again. The R&B department at Columbia had very high hopes for this album, and they weren't disappointed. Both creatively and commercially, About Love was Gladys Knight & the Pips' most successful album since 1974's I Feel a Song. The people they can thank for the album's excellence are the husband and wife team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, who wrote and produced all of the material.

Olivia Newton-John - Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits - Volume 2 (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

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Olivia Newton-John - Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits - Volume 2 (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]

Olivia Newton-John - Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits - Volume 2 (1977) [1998, Digitally Remastered]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Country | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 50:13 | 447,82 Mb
Label: Festival Records Pty. Ltd. (Australia) | Cat.# D36449 (D21049) | Released: 1998-03-10 (1977)

"Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits" is the 1st greatest hits album by Olivia Newton-John released in 1977 in the United States. In some other regions, Newton-John released a 1974 compilation, "Greatest Hits - First Impressions". This album was therefore marketed instead as "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" and featured a different track listing. The album collected all of Newton-John's American Top 40 singles released between 1971 and 1977. "Changes" was the only track not released as a single, but it was one of Newton-John's first self-written songs that she recorded. The album was Newton-John's first Platinum certification peaking #13 Pop and #7 Country. It ended up being certified double Platinum in the US and Platinum in the UK and Canada, and also Gold in Hong Kong. The LP sold 133,660 and the cassette 27,150 copies in Japan.