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Dave Specter - Left Turn On Blue (1996)

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Dave Specter - Left Turn On Blue (1996)

Dave Specter - Left Turn On Blue (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 376 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 159 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Blues, Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Delmark Records (DE-693)

This was Specter's fifth album for Delmark Records. It saw the Chicago guitarist team up with singer/harpslinger Lynwood Slim (who wrote or co-wrote four of the songs) and organist Jack McDuff. A smooth and easy listen, Left Turn on Blue shuffles, swings, and bops at the juncture of blues and jazz. From the blues chestnut "Party Girl" to the Albert Collins instrumental "Tremble" to the steady jazz groove of Slim's "Stop! Hold It," this is a very classy album. The horns are nicely done, and jazz buffs will particularly enjoy Specter's brief interjections of other tunes into the songs: "Til the End of Time," "Unleavened Soul," and "Killer Jack."

Home - Home (1972) [Reissue 2011] (Re-up)

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Home - Home (1972) [Reissue 2011] (Re-up)

Home - Home (1972) [Reissue 2011]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 263 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 15 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Recordings (ECLEC2268)

Esoteric Recordings is pleased to announce the release of the classic 1972 self titled album by Home. The band featured a line up of Mick Stubbs (guitar, piano, lead vocals), Laurie Wisefield (lead guitar, vocals), Cliff Williams (bass, vocals) and Mick Cook (drums) and formed in London in 1970. Signing to CBS Records they recorded their debut album in 1971. Their second self-titled album was released in 1972 and included the classic track Western Front . This Esoteric reissue has been re-mastered from the original master tapes and restores the original album artwork.

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963) [Reissue 1986]

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John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963) [Reissue 1986]

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (1963) [Reissue 1986]
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 135 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 73 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records/Impulse! (MCAD-5661/JVC-466)

John Coltrane's matchup with singer Johnny Hartman, although quite unexpected, works extremely well. Hartman was in prime form on the six ballads, and his versions of "Lush Life" and "My One and Only Love" have never been topped. Coltrane's playing throughout the session is beautiful, sympathetic, and still exploratory; he sticks exclusively to tenor on the date. At only half an hour, one wishes there were twice as much music, but what is here is classic, essential for all jazz collections.

Pago Dagara - Shamanic Healing II (2011)

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Pago Dagara - Shamanic Healing II (2011)

Pago Dagara - Shamanic Healing II (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 138 MB | Covers - 97 MB
Genre: New Age, Ambient, Tribal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: DA Music (CD 873334-2), Inbalance Series

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual path on Earth of healing, maintaining balance and harmony and keeping our connection with Mother Earth and All Creation. This powerful Shamanic drumming album will help you reach a higher plain of healing and understanding. The complex rhytms, each carefully written to form a perfect counterpoint to the main heartbeat of the performance will touch your inner psyche and move the body and mind to a state of deep relaxation and calm. Designed to touch the very soul of all who listen and learn Shamanic Healing, this album is bound to leave a lasting and unforgettable impression.

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds Story (2007) [4CD Box Set]

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The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds Story (2007) [4CD Box Set]

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds Story (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Snapper Music, SNAJ 736 CD | ~ 1691 or 735 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Classic Rock / Blues Rock

Spread over four discs, this set contains every released recording the Yardbirds made under the leadership of their manager Giorgio Gomelsky from 1963 to 1966…

Status Quo: Status + Quo + Live! (2014) [4CD Deluxe Edition Box Set]

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Status Quo: Status + Quo + Live! (2014) [4CD Deluxe Edition Box Set]

Status Quo: Status + Quo + Live! (2014)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Mercury, 3739854 | ~ 1290 or 472 Mb | Scans(png) -> 329 Mb
Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Rock & Roll | Box Art(png) -> 377 Mb

"Quo Live" (2CD) - 27th - 29th October 1976 Apollo Theatre, Glasgow + "Tokyo Quo" - 17th November 1976 Sunplaza Hall, Tokyo, Japan + "Ausrtalia `74" - 29th November 1974 Hordern Pavilion Sydney.

Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope (1957) Remastered 1992 [Re-Up]

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Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope (1957) Remastered 1992 [Re-Up]

Sonny Stitt - Kaleidoscope (1957) Remastered 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 138 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:38
Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Original Jazz Classics, Prestige | # OJCCD-060-2, P-7077

Deftly handling the alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone, bebop giant Sonny Stitt is heard to perfection here on a variety of early-'50s dates. Stitt not only shows off his patented speed throughout, but he goes a long way in dispelling criticisms of him being all fire and no grace. The 16-track disc kicks off with four tight, Latin-tinged swingers featuring an octet that includes trumpeter Joe Newman and timbales player Humberto Morales. Switching to piano quartet mode for the bulk of the disc, Stitt ranges effortlessly from frenetic blasts ("Cherokee") to golden-hued ballads ("Imagination"). Capping off the set with four bonus cuts featuring the likes of Gene Ammons and Junior Mance, Stitt delivers one of the top sets of performances from the late bebop era.

Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

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Warsaw PO; Antoni Wit - Henryk Gorecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem; Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (2012)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki: Concerto-Cantata; Little Requiem for a Certain Polka
Three Dances; Harpsichord Concerto (piano version) (2012)
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit, conductor
Anna Górecka, piano; Carol Wincenc, flute

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 191 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.572872 | Time: 01:09:31

These four works, written between 1973 and 1993, fully reflect Górecki’s expressive variety. The Little Requiem for a Certain Polka, for piano and thirteen instruments, combines a wide range of moods. The Concerto-Cantata, which received its world première from the soloist on this recording, alternates a moving vein of melancholy with a charged, violent energy. The radical, energetic Harpsichord Concerto is heard here in the version for piano, performed by the composer’s daughter. The Three Dances are hugely approachable and full of exciting contrast.

Sonny Landreth - The Road We're On (2003) [Re-Up]

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Sonny Landreth - The Road We're On (2003) [Re-Up]

Sonny Landreth - The Road We're On (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 248 Mb
Label: Sugar Hill Records | # SUG-CD-3964 | Time: 00:48:03
Modern Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues, Slide Guitar

Following a few years after Levee Town, an album tightly focused on a specific place and time, Landreth dedicates The Road We're On to the more intangible magic of the blues. The music this time scans a vast panorama, from the Texas shuffle of "All About You" and zydeco pulse of "Gone Pecan" through the tub-thump beat of some Bayou dive on "Juke Box Mamma." Aside from a couple of cuts on which he plays standard guitar, Landreth fills this album with wizardly slide work: A shimmering lick at the end of "A World Away" provides the most gorgeous sonic moment, though his extended jam on the environmental call to arms "Natural World" sustains a high level of intensity through several choruses. On most of these tracks Landreth performs in a raw trio setting, almost all the time recording live; on "Hell at Home" he even keeps the scratch vocal, rather than overdub a fresh version, because the four-beat groove, reminiscent of "Walking Blues" on Paul Butterfield's East-West, is so in-the-pocket.

Harold Budd - By The Dawn's Early Light (1991)

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Harold Budd - By The Dawn's Early Light (1991)

Harold Budd - By The Dawn's Early Light (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans included
Label: Opal/Warner Bros. | # 7599-26649-2 | Time: 00:54:15
Genre: Ambient, Neo-Classical, Minimalism, New Age

Harold Budd's discs tend to end up in the new age section of the record store, because his music is generally pleasant, quiet, and soothing. But where most new age composers go for the obvious (and sometimes saccharine) melody, Budd veers off into ambiguity; he also lacks the mystical bent that often goes along with the new age style. Instead, his compositional voice is more like that of a detached observer – one who creates beauty without getting too involved with it. By the Dawn's Early Light finds Budd writing for various combinations of viola, guitar, harp, and keyboards. All of the music is lovely, but not all of the compositions sound complete. In several cases, they sound like raw ideas rushed into the studio before their time. Guitarist Bill Nelson provides much of the interest throughout the album, and the sighing, slithery viola of Mabel Wong lends an occasional turn-of-the-century salon feel to the proceedings. The only really embarrassing moments occur when Budd – whose voice sounds like an unfortunate cross between Garrison Keillor and Kermit the Frog – reads his own poetry. Skip those tracks and you'll be fine.

Borah Bergman / Roscoe Mitchell with Thomas Buckner - First Meeting (1995)

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Borah Bergman / Roscoe Mitchell with Thomas Buckner - First Meeting (1995)

Borah Bergman / Roscoe Mitchell with Thomas Buckner - First Meeting (1995)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Knitting Factory Works, KFW 175 | ~ 213 or 147 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 33 Mb
Free Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz

~ Recorded December 19, 1994. ~

Nazareth - Love Hurts: The Rock Ballads (2002)

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Nazareth - Love Hurts: The Rock Ballads (2002)

Nazareth - Love Hurts: The Rock Ballads (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 500 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 185 Mb
Full Scans ~ 156 Mb | 01:16:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Music Club #MCCD 486

UK compilation for the Scottish hard rock quartet. 19 tracks including the classic rock staple, 'Love Hurts', 'Ruby Tuesday', 'Star', 'Where Are You Now', 'Place In Your Heart', 'Holy Roller', 'Love Leads To Madness', 'Veteran's Song', 'Fallen Angel', 'Country Girl', 'Guilty', 'Moonlight Eyes', 'Dream On', 'Heart's Grown Cold', 'I Don't Want To Go On Without You', 'Sunshine', 'Games', 'Take A Little Piece Of My Heart' & 'Child In The Sun'. Nazareth are a Scottish hard rock band formed in 1968, that had several hits in the United Kingdom, as well as in several other West European countries in the early 1970s, and established an international audience with their 1975 album Hair of the Dog, which featured their hits "Hair of the Dog" and a cover of the ballad "Love Hurts". The band continues to record and tour.

Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo + The Five Faces Of (2001) {2LPs On 1CD}

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Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo + The Five Faces Of (2001) {2LPs On 1CD}

Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo + The Five Faces Of (2001) {2LPs On 1CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 409 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans ~ 101 Mb | 01:01:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
AM Pop / Pop Rock / Blues Rock / Rhythm & Blues / British Invasion
Collectables Records / EMI-Capitol Music #COL-CD-2787 / 72435-30348-2-5

The second of a pair of 2001-released discs compacting two full Manfred Mann albums onto a single CD, this covers their sophomore album (The Five Faces Of) from 1965 and fourth (Pretty Flamingo) from 1966, the latter being the last to feature original vocalist Paul Jones and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vickers. Taken as a whole, these 22 tracks exhibit the remarkable breadth of the band as they tackle blues covers ("I Put a Spell on You"), Beatleesque Brit Invasion pop hits ("Pretty Flamingo" and "Sha-La-La"), jazz (a vocal version of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man"), and folk ("John Hardy"), as well as contributing their own derivative yet enthusiastic originals.

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Ye-Me-Le (1969) {A&M}

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Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Ye-Me-Le (1969) {A&M}

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Ye-Me-Le (1969) {A&M}
EAC 1.0 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 188MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 80MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova

Perhaps the Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 sound was at last beginning to show signs of wear, for not only didn't Ye-Me-Le produce any hits ("Wichita Lineman" reached a lowly number 95), but the album is also less enterprising and fresh-sounding than its predecessors. There is a surprising shortage of Brazilian material, which was always Mendes' most valuable contribution in the long run, and more reliance upon routine covers of pop/rock standards like "Easy to Be Hard" and "What the World Needs Now." But there are special moments, like the hypnotic "Masquerade" (no relation to the Leon Russell/George Benson hit), Sergio Mihanovich's haunting "Some Time Ago," and another winning treatment of a Beatles tune, "Norwegian Wood," where Mendes cuts loose a killer solo on electric piano (believe it or not, the 45 rpm single version features more of that solo than the LP).

Iron Duke - First Salvo (1974) {2016, Remastered}

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Iron Duke - First Salvo (1974) {2016, Remastered}

Iron Duke - First Salvo (1974) {2016, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 278 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Full Scans ~ 64 Mb | 00:42:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock | Paisley Press #PP 115

Iron Duke is a Danish 1970's symphonic rock band. The 1974 debut album First Salvo line up was: Tommy Hansen, Jens Olesen, Hans Resen and Claus Sarup. The music of Iron Duke is keyboard oriented from the 70's and like ELP, they re-arrange classical songs with their first album in 1974. The second album was released in 1977 and contains rock versions of Danish songs. The song "Rockin Edward" adapted from "Per Gynt suite" and from the first album is probably the best one. They recorded a song for the benefit EP Greenpeace Sange Med in 1983.