Three Dog Night - Joy To The World: Their Greatest Hits (1974) [Reissue 1989]

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Three Dog Night - Joy To The World: Their Greatest Hits (1974) [Reissue 1989]

Three Dog Night - Joy To The World: Their Greatest Hits (1974) [Reissue 1989]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Classic Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records (MCAD-1466)

Released shortly before their run of hit singles came to a close, 1974's Joy to the World provides a convenient greatest hits package for the casual Three Dog Night fan. It serves as a collection of hit singles rather than a historical overview of the band, and, to that end, it covers most of the necessary ground. There are some glaring omissions of the group's early tracks - their first hit, "Try a Little Tenderness," the Laura Nyro-penned "Eli's Coming," and the Randy Newman-written number one hit "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" being the most obvious - but anyone who's acutely aware of these absences is most likely going to spring for a more definitive greatest hits album anyway. Joy to the World is a decent compilation for those who prefer the band's later, less soulful work.

O'Donel Levy - Simba (1974) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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O'Donel Levy - Simba (1974) [Japanese Edition 2018]

O'Donel Levy - Simba (1974) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 92 MB | Covers - 39 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45927)

Simba is one hot album of funky soul-jazz. O'Donel Levy had played with Richard "Groove" Holmes and Jimmy McGriff on other albums for producer Sonny Lester's Groove Merchant label, and even had one released under his own name (Black Velvet), but this was something different. Black Velvet had a couple Levy originals, but relied heavily on cover tunes. For Simba, Lester brought in Manny Albam to supply both the tunes and the arrangements, and it makes all the difference in the world. The songs are catchy and funky, and play to Levy's strengths as a player. The arrangements are fantastic, played by a who's who list of '70s session men (including a young David Sanborn and Tony Levin, who throws down throughout)…

Amon Düül II - Live In Tokyo (1996)

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Amon Düül II - Live In Tokyo (1996)

Amon Duul II - Live In Tokyo (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 447 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mystic Records (MYS CD 107)

Live in Tokyo is a live record from the reunited original lineup of Amon Duul, and while most of the members are in place, the band isn't able to recapture the spark that made their early-'70s albums prog-rock milestones. The lineup features three longtime members, Renate Knaup, Lothar Meid, and Chris Karrer, with Wolf Wolff on drums and new second guitarist Felice Occhionero, Michael Ruff on keyboards and Jan Kahlert doing percussion and vocals. Most of the material is from Nada Moonshine # and one of their best albums, Wolf City.

Chilly Gonzales - Chambers (2015) [Japanese Edition]

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Chilly Gonzales - Chambers (2015) [Japanese Edition]

Chilly Gonzales - Chambers (2015) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 185 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 162 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-455)

Some artists like to signal their pretension in a subtle way - James Murphy with his “Hello Steve Reich” remix of David Bowie’s “Love Is Lost”, for example. Others, however, just can’t help themselves. Chilly Gonzales (A.K.A Jason Beck) might be fall into the latter camp. His 2015 album, Chambers, has been in gestation since Solo Piano II, the sequel to the acclaimed - and innovatively named - Solo Piano I. This LP is similarly literally titled, as it is, in essence, a 12-track suite for a chamber ensemble - string quartet and piano, to be precise…

O'Donel Levy - Windows (1976) [Japanese Edition 2019]

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O'Donel Levy - Windows (1976) [Japanese Edition 2019]

O'Donel Levy - Windows (1976) [Japanese Edition 2019]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 229 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 82 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Solid Records (CDSOL-45942)

Following on the heels of George Benson's crossover blockbuster Breezin', Windows casts O'Donel Levy in the same mainstream, fusion-inspired mold, complete with vocals. To Levy's credit, the album never feels like a sell-out bid, and if anything, the mellow context underscores the chromatic beauty of his singular guitar aesthetic. With its bold, lush arrangements, the album at times boasts a cinematic splendor calling to mind the blaxploitation sound. Inasmuch as funk is ever subtle, Windows is ripe with nuance and resonance, yet never falls prey to the sleepiness of smooth jazz.

Curley Weaver - Georgia Guitar Wizard: 1928-1935 (1992)

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Curley Weaver - Georgia Guitar Wizard: 1928-1935 (1992)

Curley Weaver - Georgia Guitar Wizard: 1928-1935 (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 255 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Da Music (CD 3530-2)

Why Atlanta blues guitarist and vocalist Curley Weaver is so obscure when cohorts Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss are so well-known is one of those why-ask-why deals. Weaver was an outstanding player and convincing singer, and this collection nicely outlines his attributes. McTell and Moss appear here in accompanying roles.

Tom Scott - Masterpieces: Best Of The GRP Years [Recorded 1987-1996] (2013)

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Tom Scott - Masterpieces: Best Of The GRP Years [Recorded 1987-1996] (2013)

Tom Scott - Masterpieces: Best Of The GRP Years [Recorded 1987-1996] (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 514 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 189 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5341920)

The single-disc Tom Scott collection Masterpieces: Best of the GRP Years brings together tracks the influential smooth jazz saxophonist recorded during his time with GRP in the '80s and '90s. These are fluid and soulful crossover recordings culled from both live and studio albums.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCP-50190)

Murder Ballads brought Nick Cave's morbidity to near-parodic levels, which makes the disarmingly frank and introspective songs of The Boatman's Call all the more startling. A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing - while he retains a fascination for gothic, Biblical imagery, it has little of the grand theatricality and self-conscious poetics that made his albums emotionally distant in the past. This time, there's no posturing, either from Cave or the Bad Seeds. The music is direct, yet it has many textures, from blues to jazz, which offer a revealing and sympathetic bed for Cave's best, most affecting songs. The Boatman's Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career.

Grobschnitt - Grobschnitt 2008 Live (2008)

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Grobschnitt - Grobschnitt 2008 Live (2008)

Grobschnitt - Grobschnitt 2008 Live (2008)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 499 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers - 99 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Interest in Grobschnitt led to a partial band reunion from May 2007 with Wildschwein, Milla Kapolke and Toni Moff Mollo. The band performs faithful versions of the classic material - in other words this sounds just like you remember Grobschnitt. This live show was recorded in Bonn and Menden Germany in May 2008. The material concentrates on the post-Eroc period but is highlighted by a scorching 43 minute version of Sonnentanz, which was in reality a musical sequel to Solar Music Live.

Archie Shepp - Passport to Paradise (1981) [Reissue 1987]

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Archie Shepp - Passport to Paradise (1981) [Reissue 1987]

Archie Shepp - Passport to Paradise (1981) [Reissue 1987]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 288 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 126 MB | Covers (20 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Free Jazz, Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: West Wind (WW 2002)

Archie Shepp plays Sydney Bechet.
On this recording you can hear: Michelle Wiley Vocals, Archie Shepp on Soprano sax, flute, piano, Charles McGhee on Trumpet, Charles Eubanks on piano, Santi de Briano on Bass, John Betsch on drums.

Gert Emmens Project - Memories (2013)

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Gert Emmens Project - Memories (2013)

Gert Emmens Project - Memories (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 510 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 42 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Groove Unlimited ‎(GR-197)

Gert Emmens Project is the progrock project from Gert. Since quite some years, Gert is making progrock besides his Electronic Music projects. There is a strong seventies feel in his progrock music. His influences are Camel, Genesis, Steve Hackett, Allan Holdsworth, UK and others. Fusion unfluences can be heard as well.
The styles crossover the Wakeman-esque style of melodic Mini-Moog runs to sweeping symphonic workouts similar to Nick Magnus & Patrick Moraz, with solos that bring the likes of Eddie Jobson (U.K.) to mind, making music that will appeal to anyone with an ear for strong melodic keyboard playing.

Lightnin' Hopkins - It's A Sin To Be Rich [Recorded 1972] (1992)

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Lightnin' Hopkins - It's A Sin To Be Rich [Recorded 1972] (1992)

Lightnin' Hopkins - It's A Sin To Be Rich [Recorded 1972] (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 298 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 74 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor/PolyGram (EMARCY 517 514-2)

This recording brings to life "lost" sessions recorded spontaneously over a few hours in a L.A. studio in 1972. It's loose, shambolic, and thoroughly authentic. You can all but smell the stale smoke hovering in the air. Hopkins' guitar moans lazily as he banters with buddy John Lee Hooker, then spits out some surprisingly biting slide work. A historic document of the genre.

Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, John Coltrane & others - Saxophone Ballads [Recorded 1949-1998] (2006)

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Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, John Coltrane & others - Saxophone Ballads [Recorded 1949-1998] (2006)

Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz, John Coltrane & others - Saxophone Ballads [Recorded 1949-1998] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 349 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 176 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (460502600913)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Nine Stones Close - Traces (2010) [2CD Limited Edition]

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Nine Stones Close - Traces (2010) [2CD Limited Edition]

Nine Stones Close - Traces (2010) [2CD Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 453 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 80 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Self-released

Traces is the second album by the British neo-prog band Nine Stones Close, that is to say, if you consider their first CD St Lo (2008) as a band effort. That album came out on an independent label and was actually a solo project of band leader and guitarist Adrian Jones. On this second album, he gathered a real band around him. Together they produced a perfect and high standard prog rock album. The music is mostly cool, relaxed and atmospheric with many guitar solos in the best Pink Floyd tradition.

FaltyDL - Heaven Is For Quitters (2016) [Japanese Edition]

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FaltyDL - Heaven Is For Quitters (2016) [Japanese Edition]

FaltyDL - Heaven Is For Quitters (2016) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 365 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 128 MB | Covers - 108 MB
Genre: IDM, Downtempo | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Beat Records (BRC-526)

Andrew Lustman's career has been defined by sonic highs and lows; from the scattershot approach of his aptly titled sophomore record You Stand Uncertain, to the assured and comparatively club-friendly - also aptly titled - Hardcourage. Then back to the intentionally disorienting - guess how fitting the title is - In the Wild, before reverting to his birth name to release a gung-ho jungle/hardcore homage titled Crystal Cowboy. His consistency comes from the amount of personality that goes into each record, with every one defining an era in Lustman's life. Heaven Is for Quitters is no different, a reflective yet hopeful deconstruction of life past, present, and future; it arrives at a time when Lustman veers away from club culture, both musically and personally, striving instead to create a deep connection between audience and art…