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Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker / Carmel / Voices In The Rain (2021)

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Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker / Carmel / Voices In The Rain (2021)

Joe Sample - Rainbow Seeker / Carmel / Voices In The Rain (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 725 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 330 Mb | 02:16:34
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Robinsongs, Cherry Red Records

Three classic albums from Crusaders’ original member Joe Sample from the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

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Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2007 | Columbia-Legacy 88697134662-5 | ~ 264 or 106 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Folk-Rock | Remastered

Bridge Over Troubled Water was one of the biggest-selling albums of its decade, and it hasn't fallen too far down on the list in years since. Apart from the gospel-flavored title track, which took some evolution to get to what it finally became, however, much of Bridge Over Troubled Water also constitutes a stepping back from the music that Simon & Garfunkel had made on Bookends – this was mostly because the creative partnership that had formed the body and the motivation for the duo's four prior albums literally consumed itself in the making of Bridge Over Troubled Water…

John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - Shaved Fish (1975) [Toshiba-EMI, CP32-5453, Japan]

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John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - Shaved Fish (1975) [Toshiba-EMI, CP32-5453, Japan]

John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - Shaved Fish (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1988 | Toshiba-EMI, CP32-5453 | ~ 272 or 120 Mb | Scans
Pop Rock / Art Rock / Classic Rock

At the time of its release, Shaved Fish didn't attract as much attention as any compilation of John Lennon's work would have either a few years before or a few years after. Lennon had just issued the somewhat disappointing genre album, Rock 'n' Roll, and was only a year from Walls and Bridges, not one of his strongest albums, and had also grown somewhat stale as a public figure…

Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) [Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press] Re-Up

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Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) [Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press] Re-Up

Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo (1974) Expanded Reissue 1991, Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb | Time: 00:50:16
Glam Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd | # TOCP-6791

If The Human Menagerie, Cockney Rebel's debut album, was a journey into the bowels of decadent cabaret, The Psychomodo, their second, is like a trip to the circus. Except the clowns were more sickly perverted than clowns normally are, and the fun house was filled with rattlesnakes and spiders. Such twists on innocent childhood imagery have transfixed authors from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, but Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel were the first band to set that same dread to music, and the only ones to make it work. The Psychomodo was also the band's breakthrough album. The Human Menagerie drew wild reviews and curious sales, but it existed as a cult album even after "Judy Teen" swung out of nowhere to give the band a hit single in spring 1974. Then "Mr Soft" rode his bloodied big top themes into town and Rebelmania erupted. The Psychomodo, still possessing one of the most elegantly threatening jackets of any album ever, had no alternative but to clean up. Harley's themes remained essentially the same as last time out – fey, fractured alienation; studied, splintered melancholia, and shattered shards of imagery which mean more in the mind than they ever could on paper.

Lou Reed - Live At Alice Tully Hall (January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show) (Remastered) (2021)

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Lou Reed - Live At Alice Tully Hall (January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show) (Remastered) (2021)

Lou Reed - Live At Alice Tully Hall (January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show) (Remastered) (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 Mb | 01:21:18
Classic Rock | Label: RCA Records

Live At Alice Tully Hall - January 27, 1973 - 2nd Show captures Lou Reed’s New York City live debut as a solo artist, at the Lincoln Center venue during his Transformer tour. He was backed by The Tots, a tight, funky, twin-guitar combo whose gritty bar-band approach offered an energized accompaniment to Reed’s material, whether that was the Velvets (“Heroin,” “Sweet Jane”) or songs from his first two solo albums, Walk On The Wild Side and Vicious. Mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Matt Ross-Spring, these fourteen live tracks are available for the first time, released first on RSD Black Friday on two LPs pressed on burgundy vinyl and packaged with a new essay by Ed McCormack, rare pictures and memorabilia.

Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

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Bob James - BJ4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015 [Re-Up]

Bob James - BJ 4 (1977) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 275 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz Pop, Fusion | Label: Tappan Zee | # VICJ-61717 | Time: 00:41:11

BJ 4 starts off promising with a flugelhorn solo from the great Art Farmer, but the music soon sinks into pure commercialism. Bob James' keyboards are always prominent, as are the rather mechanical rhythms churned out by bassist Gary King, drummer Steve Gadd, and percussionist Ralph MacDonald. Although there are some catchy moments, the six selections (which all clock in between almost five and almost seven minutes) never seem to travel anywhere. Farmer, flutist Hubert Laws and guitarist Eric Gale have short solos that are primarily used as props and for contrast before James takes back complete control. The occasional strings and woodwinds make the light funk music here seem a bit Muzaky, so this is one to skip.

VA - Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal & Deep Jazz From The Undergound 1968-77 (2009)

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VA - Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal & Deep Jazz From The Undergound 1968-77 (2009)

VA - Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal & Deep Jazz From The Undergound 1968-77 (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 470 MB
1:15:01 | Free Jazz, Space-Age, Modal, Soul-Jazz | Label: Now-Again Records

Now-Again Records, in conjunction with Jazzman Records, presents an expanded version of the compilation that introduced many listeners to the sound of the unsung musicians who, in the midst of the Vietnam War and the fallout of the Civil Rights struggle, created some of the most beautiful spiritual and meditative music of the era. The music was at times funky, at times contemplative, but it always strived to say something about the world in which the musicians lived.

VA - The Master Of The Masterpiece - The Very Best Of Mr. Patrick Adams (2006)

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VA - The Master Of The Masterpiece - The Very Best Of Mr. Patrick Adams (2006)

VA - The Master Of The Masterpiece - The Very Best Of Mr. Patrick Adams (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 679 MB
1:38:59 | Disco, Funk, Soul, Dance | Label: P&P Records / Traffic Entertainment

The cleverly deceptive genius Patrick Adams was born March 17, 1950 in New York City. Some people are just destined for greatness and Adams was one of those. He wrote his first song at 12, recorded his first record at 16 and produced his first track at 17. It would take several more years for the world to realize his genius. In 1966 Patrick joined a neighborhood group and they immediately auditioned for a role in “Up The Down Staircase”. The boys won the part of the high school dance band and are featured in a segment of the Warner Brothers film. Two months later the guys, now known as “The Sparks,” were signed to Curb/MGM.

The Maypole - Falling Angels [Recorded 1973-1974] (2008) (Re-up)

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The Maypole - Falling Angels [Recorded 1973-1974] (2008) (Re-up)

The Maypole - Falling Angels [Recorded 1973-1974] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 252 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Gear Fab (GF-232)

Maypole were one of the great bands to explode on the scene in the late 60's. Originally from the Baltimore area, their 1970 LP "The Real" is revered by many collectors. This is the second album by Maypole, which consists of studio sessions recorded in Miami from 1973-1974 which have never been released before. 53 minutes of hard driving rock tastefully injected with some nice orchestration.

America - The Complete Warner Bros. Records Collection: 1971-1977 (2013)

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America - The Complete Warner Bros. Records Collection: 1971-1977 (2013)

America - The Complete Warner Bros. Records Collection: 1971-1977 (2013)
Flac(Image) + Cue & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Bros. Records | ~ 1541 or 576 Mb | Soft Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock
Official Digital Download (24bit/192 kHz) => Flac (16bit/44.1 kHz) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps

Originally comprised of Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek, America was one of the most successful groups of the 1970s. The band blended elements of folk and rock with distinctive three part harmonies…

Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

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Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) Non-Remastered [Re-Up]

Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Blues, Soft Rock | Label: Polydor | # P2 23276 | 00:39:01

After the guest-star-drenched No Reason to Cry failed to make much of an impact commercially, Eric Clapton returned to using his own band for Slowhand. The difference is substantial – where No Reason to Cry struggled hard to find the right tone, Slowhand opens with the relaxed, bluesy shuffle of J.J. Cale's "Cocaine" and sustains it throughout the course of the album. Alternating between straight blues ("Mean Old Frisco"), country ("Lay Down Sally"), mainstream rock ("Cocaine," "The Core"), and pop ("Wonderful Tonight"), Slowhand doesn't sound schizophrenic because of the band's grasp of the material. This is laid-back virtuosity – although Clapton and his band are never flashy, their playing is masterful and assured. That assurance and the album's eclectic material make Slowhand rank with 461 Ocean Boulevard as Eric Clapton's best albums.

Michael Franks - The Art Of Tea (1975) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

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Michael Franks - The Art Of Tea (1975) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Michael Franks - The Art Of Tea (1975) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # WPCR-14428 | Time: 00:35:19 | Scans included
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz

After his debut on the tiny Brut Records (a short-lived record label of the famous cologne company), Michael Franks established both his unique sound and a recording process he has continued throughout his career. Primarily a jazz artist, Franks crossed over to pop and rock fans through heavy FM airplay beginning with The Art of Tea. Sensually suggestive and playful tracks, such as "Popsicle Toes" and "Eggplant" contain sly wordplay and almost Henry Mancini-like, breezy jazz-pop. Employing a similar approach as Steely Dan did with its music, Franks' singing and songwriting formed the basis of a sound rooted in the support of top-notch musicians, many of whom were the hottest studio jazz players on the scene. Here, the killer rhythm section of drummer John Guerin and bassist Wilton Felder is augmented by horn pros Michael Brecker and David Sanborn, with Franks and Larry Carlton handling all the guitar work. This winning combination of players, styles, singing, and songwriting would be reshuffled and refined over the years, but perhaps with no finer results than on this official major label debut.

Steve Miller Band - The Joker (1973) Japanese XRCD, 1999 [Re-Up]

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Steve Miller Band - The Joker (1973) Japanese XRCD, 1999 [Re-Up]

Steve Miller Band - The Joker (1973) Japanese XRCD, 1999
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 88 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock | Label: JVC/Capitol | # JVCXR-0043-2 | Time: 00:36:17

The Joker is the eighth album by Steve Miller Band, released in 1973. The album marked a period of significant change for the group as the band abandoned their psychedelic oriented music for a more melodic, smooth rock/blues sound. Perhaps not coincidentally, it was also their first solid commercial success due to the strong radio-play of the title track. The title track took 19 days to record. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified Platinum in the United States.

VA - 120 Original Hits - No1's (2009)

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VA - 120 Original Hits - No1's (2009)

VA - 120 Original Hits - No1's (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 957 MB
6:58:06 | Pop, Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop, Disco, Electro | Label: EMI Gold

Released in 2009. Features 120 originals hits from the 60s 70s 80s Europe, Duran Duran, Blondie, The Hollies,
Culture Club and More!

Kyung-Wha Chung - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35; Jean Sibelius: Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970)

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Kyung-Wha Chung - P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35; Jean Sibelius: Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970)

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35;
Jean Sibelius: Voilin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 (1970) Reissue 2001
Kyung-Wha Chung, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Andre Previn, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # UCCD-7007, 468 707-2 | Time: 01:06:25

This was Kyung-Wha Chung's first recording, made when she was 22, just after her sensational London debut in the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the same orchestra and conductor. It is splendid. Only a young, radiantly talented player could make these two tired warhorses sound so fresh and vital; only a consummately masterful one could sail through their daunting technical difficulties with such easy virtuosity and perfection. Her tone is flawlessly beautiful, varied in color and inflection; she puts her technical resources entirely at the service of the music, giving every note meaning and honestly felt expression without exaggeration or sentimentality. The Tchaikovsky has charm, humor, sparkle; the slow movement is dreamy, wistful, and unmuted but subdued and inward. The Sibelius is dark and bleak but full-blooded, passionate, and intense. The orchestra sounds and plays better in the Sibelius.