The Michael Schenker Group - Essential Michael Schenker Group (1992)

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The Michael Schenker Group - Essential Michael Schenker Group (1992)

The Michael Schenker Group - Essential Michael Schenker Group (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal | Label: Chrysalis | # 0946 3219492 3 | 01:07:29

Guitarist Michael Schenker's solo work never equaled the consistently high songwriting standards of his UFO heyday, when vocalist Phil Mogg served as both a capable collaborator for the mad axeman's daunting talents, and stubborn editor for his raging egomania. (Of course Mogg had an even harder time steering UFO post-Schenker, but that's an entirely different review). But when left to his own devices, his bull-headed ways would result in equal amounts of brilliant and dismal moments. As such, this collection provides a great service by presenting only the very best MSG material available. These include major hits like "Armed and Ready," "Cry for the Nations," and "Attack of the Mad Axeman," as well as a generous helping from overlooked third album Assault Attack (the only one featuring journeyman vocalist Graham Bonnett), including the stunning "Desert Song." This is the place to start.

Betty Wright - The Very Best Of Betty Wright (2000)

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Betty Wright - The Very Best Of Betty Wright (2000)

Betty Wright - The Very Best Of Betty Wright (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb
Soul, R&B | Label: Rhino | # 8122-79861-2 | Time: 00:49:49 | Scans included

Rhino's Very Best of Betty Wright collects some of the soul diva's definitive tracks, including her first Top 40 hit "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do," her 1971 Top 10 hit "Clean Up Woman," "Let Me Your Lovemaker," her 1974 Grammy winner "Where Is the Love," and "I'm Gettin' Tired Baby." Though it's not as extensive as the label's earlier compilation The Best of Betty Wright, this album does present most of her major singles as well as a few representative album tracks.

Joe Walsh - Look What I Did! The Joe Walsh Anthology (1995) 2CDs, Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Joe Walsh - Look What I Did! The Joe Walsh Anthology (1995) 2CDs, Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Joe Walsh - Look What I Did! The Joe Walsh Anthology (1995) 2CDs, Japanese Press
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 881 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 342 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Blues Rock | Label: MCA/Victor | # MVCM-18020~1 | 02:29:45

A double-disc set that draws from all of the phases of Joe Walsh's career, with the notable exception of The Eagles, Look What I Did! features almost every worthwhile song the guitarist ever recorded, even though it does contain pure dreck like "I.L.B.T.s," which is also known as "I Like Big Tits".

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Eugene Istomin: The Concerto And Solo Recordings (2015) 12CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.4 Gb | Scans ~ 17 Mb
Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88875026172 | Time: 10:30:14

Eugene Istomin (1925–2003), one of America’s most respected pianists, was highly esteemed by audiences and colleagues alike for his mindful virtuosity and unusually wide-ranging repertoire. 2015 marks Istomin’s 90th birthday year, a milestone that Sony Classical celebrates with the first-ever release of his complete Columbia Masterworks concerto and solo recordings in a limited original-jacket collection including 10 previously unreleased studio recordings. Many of these performances appear in their first authorized CD editions, including the 19-year-old pianist’s recorded debut in Bach’s D minor Concerto led by Adolf Busch; his youthful concerto collaborations with Pablo Casals; Chopin’s complete Nocturnes; Brahms’s Handel Variations; Schubert’s D major D 850 Sonata, plus the long-out-of-print Rachmaninoff 2nd, Tchaikovsky 1st, Brahms 2nd, and Beethoven 4th and 5th (“Emperor”) Concertos with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. An enclosed booklet offers full discographical information, an essay by Jed Distler, and a photographic retrospective.

Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

Big Mama Thornton - The Complete Vanguard Recordings (2000) 3CD Set
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 616 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 271 Mb | Scans ~ 39 Mb
West Coast Blues, Texas Blues, R&B | Label: Vanguard | # 3VCD 175 | 01:58:20

This wonderful three-disc set brings together everything Willie Mae Thornton recorded for the folk music label in the mid-'70s. It's comprised of her two released albums from 1975, Jail and Sassy Mama, and a complete unreleased album, Big Mama Swings. Thornton was still in good voice on these sessions and while not as powerful as her Peacock sides, the production is solid and these recordings make an excellent addition to her scant discography.

Gary Fletcher - Feud Of Love; Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album; Human Spirit (2013) 3 LPs in 2 CD, Remastered Reissue

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Gary Fletcher - Feud Of Love; Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album; Human Spirit (2013) 3 LPs in 2 CD, Remastered Reissue

Gary Fletcher - Feud Of Love; Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album; Human Spirit
3 LPs in 2 CD, Remastered Reissue 2013

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 842 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 326 Mb | Scans ~ 125 Mb
Pop/Rock, Folk Rock, Blues Rock, Blues | Label: BGO | # BGOCD1092 | 02:22:36

Retrospective round up of Blues Band Gary Fletcher’s entire oeuvre. These two CDs contain most of the tracks that appeared on three CDs: ‘Feud Of Love’ by The Relatives, ‘The Official Gary Fletcher Bootleg Album’ and ‘Human Spirit’, released in 1997, 2004 and 2007 respectively. When I say ‘most of the tracks’, the only ones left off are songs which appear on two of the albums and this occurred because the GF Bootleg CD was effectively a compilation of demos, some of which appeared in their final form on ‘Human Spirit’. Gary is currently touring with the Blues Band and will promoting the album along the way. Digitally remastered and slipcased and with new notes.

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998) 9CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - American Pop: An Audio History, From Minstrel To Mojo: On Record 1893-1946 (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.46 Gb | Booklet Scans ~ 46 Mb | 10:53:44
Oldies, Vocal Pop, Ragtime, Early Jazz, Folk, Pre-War Blues, Country Blues, Gospel | Label: West Hill

An outstanding nine CD collection of rare jazz, blues, country, pop, cowboy, march, ragtime, vaudeville and gospel recordings that form our musical legacy, compiled by jazz historian Allen Lowe. More than10 hours of music in a presentation slipcase with a 127 page booklet containing many photos and a wealth of interesting information about the music. Space here only permits artist and song title listings of the first 4 CD's in the 9 CD set.

China Crisis - Collection: The Very Best Of China Crisis (1990) [Re-Up]

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China Crisis - Collection: The Very Best Of China Crisis (1990) [Re-Up]

China Crisis - Collection: The Very Best Of China Crisis (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop | Label: Virgin | # CDV2613 | Time: 01:00:25

China Crisis Collection: The Very Best of China Crisis doesn't lie; true to its title, the album gathers China Crisis' brightest moments. While the exclusion of "The Highest High" is an oversight, this is one of the most accurate and thorough summaries of a band's career. Uniting elements of synth pop, jazz, progressive rock, and new wave, China Crisis sound like nobody else.

Robben Ford - Talk To Your Daughter (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2014] Re-Up

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Robben Ford - Talk To Your Daughter (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2014] Re-Up

Robben Ford - Talk To Your Daughter (1988) [Remastered Reissue 2014]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:55
Modern Electric Blues, Blues-Rock, Jazz Blues | Label: Warner Bros. | # 8122-79570-7

On his 1988 solo effort Talk to Your Daughter, singer/guitarist Robben Ford proves himself a master of sophisticated blues-rock guitar playing. The material is quite strong, and all the musicians perform at the highest level, but it's Ford's stellar soloing that makes this release. Fans of flailing '80s rock virtuosos would do well to check out Ford's exceptional work on Talk to Your Daughter. The musician's colorful yet controlled improvising and harmonic mastery is a rare and beautiful sonic treat. The title track is dripping with soulful, well-placed guitar lines that play like a master lesson of up-tempo blues phrasing that guitarists would do well to study. Other standouts include "Born Under a Bad Sign" and "Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues." The fine arrangements and especially Vinnie Colaiuta's sharp drumming are all tightly wound with crisp, clear production that tops off "Talk to Your Daughter," making it a shining success. Listeners fond of Ford's work with the Yellowjackets and numerous side gigs, as well as guitarists and all musicians, should enjoy this very professional, succinctly executed offering. First rate!

John Farnham - The Box Set Series (2014) 4CD Box Set

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John Farnham - The Box Set Series (2014) 4CD Box Set

John Farnham - The Box Set Series (2014) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.78 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 614 Mb | Scans included
Adult Contemporary Pop, Pop/Rock | Label: Sony Music | # 88843069662 | 04:26:35

The BOX SET SERIES is a range of brand new 4 CD releases packed with original hit recordings by the biggest artists in music history, For the first time, the classic recordings of these household names are now packaged in affordable box sets. This package has been created locally especially for this series release, highlighting one of our own iconic artists alongside global icons. The collection features 64 classic John Farnham hits from nearly five decades of hits, from his teen pop idol days through his late-'80s/early-'90s peak and on through his charity-driven later years. From early classics, such as 'Playing To Win' and 'Don't You Know It's Magic', through to seminal Farnham classics, such as 'Pressure Down' and 'You're The Voice,' and 'That's Freedom', this collection is a must-have album for any music fan, young and old!

Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sir Michael Tippett - Sonatas, Quartets, Double Concerto, Triple Concerto, Symphonies, etc (2005) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sir Michael Tippett: Piano Sonatas 1-3; String Quartets 1-3, Fantasia Concertante
Double Concerto, Concerto for Orchestra; Triple Concerto; 4 Symphonies, Ritual Dances
Paul Crossley, piano; György Pauk, violin; Nobuko Imai, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Lindsay String Quartet; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Barry Tuckwell Horn Quartet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by Sir John Pritchard
Academy of St Martin in the Fileds, conducted by Sir Neville Marriner
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.92 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.03 Gb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 475 6750 DC6 | Time: 07:36:50

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Anyone who loves twentieth century music, who loves English music, or who just plain loves music will love this collection of the music of Michael Tippett. Culled from previously issued but long out-of-print Philips, London, Argo, and l'Oiseau-Lyre LPs, most of these recordings were world premieres made in close consultation with the composer and in the hands of conductors Colin Davis, Georg Solti, Neville Marriner, pianist Paul Crossley, and the Lindsay String Quartet, they receive what can fairly be described as definitive performances. From the ecstatic lyricism of the Suite for Double String Orchestra of 1939 through the luminous vitality of the First Symphony of 1945, the radiant sensuality of the Ritual Dances of 1955, the blues-based modernism of the Third Symphony of 1972, to the glistening transcendentalism of the Fourth Symphony of 1977, Tippett's unique fusion of line, drive, color, and form is performed throughout with passionate dedication and absolute faith in the music's greatness.

Rage Against The Machine - Albums Collection 1992-2000, Japanese Reissues 2008 [Re-Up]

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Rage Against The Machine - Albums Collection 1992-2000, Japanese Reissues 2008 [Re-Up]

Rage Against The Machine - Studio Albums 1992-2000, Japanese Releases
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.42 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 480 Mb | Scans ~ 1.18 Gb
Alternative Metal, Rapcore, Alternative Rock, Funk Metal | Time: 3:29:39

Collection includes 4 studio albums by American rock band Rage Against The Machine. 'Rage Against The Machine' (1992), 'Evil Empire' (1996), 'The Battle Of Los Angeles' (1999), and 'Renegades' (2000).

In-Flight Safety - Albums Collection 2004-2014 (4CD)

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In-Flight Safety - Albums Collection 2004-2014 (4CD)

In-Flight Safety - Albums Collection 2004-2014 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 347 Mb
Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock | Time: 02:31:39 | Scans ~ 369 Mb

Eschewing the maritime folk synonymous with their East Canadian surroundings, In-Flight Safety are a four-piece indie outfit – formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003 – influenced by the sweeping piano-based rock of Coldplay, Travis, and Radiohead.

VA - Jazz & Asia (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 02/2004]

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VA - Jazz & Asia (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 02/2004]

VA - Jazz & Asia (2004) [Musica Jazz Magazine 02/2004]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz, Folk, World | Label: Musica Jazz/ECM | # ECM/IN | Time: 01:11:08

Taken from the rich catalog of the ECM label and exclusively intended for the readers of Jazz Music, this anthology contains some of the most important examples of the fruitful marriage between two important musical traditions: that of the African American and Asiatic stock. The origin of the extraordinary meeting dates back to the beginning of the Sixties, continuing to this day in a very singular but far from forced development, and certainly with very suggestive results. The twelve songs offer the occasion, not always frequent, to know musicians linked to technique and spirituality for centuries rooted in the great continent (in this album, especially in India) and together to appreciate the naturalness with which jazz musicians of absolute value have been able to support them: we listen to European and European talents such as Don Cherry, Leroy Jenkins, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Charlie Mariano, Collin Walcott, John Abercrombie, John Surman, Mat Maneri, singers Karin Krog and Susanne Abbuehl.

Anne Dudley - A Different Light (2001)

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Anne Dudley - A Different Light (2001)

Anne Dudley - A Different Light (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Label: Angel Records | # 7243 5 57158 2 1 | Time: 00:50:07
Modern Classical, Minimalism, Electronic, Soundtracks, Downtempo

A Different Light is a look back at the career of Art of Noise member and soundtrack composer Anne Dudley. Although the album features songs from her most successful compositions, Dudley reworks them to create new pieces for her second solo album.