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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.

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Live Aus Dem Cascade Beat-Club In Köln (1994)

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The Swinging Blue Jeans - Live Aus Dem Cascade Beat-Club In Köln (1994)

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Live Aus Dem Cascade Beat-Club In Köln (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Repertoire Records, REP 4492-WY | ~ 254 or 90 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Rock / Merseybeat / British Invasion

Live aus dem Cascade Beat Club in Köln is one of the rarest albums by a hit British Invasion band released near the peak of its popularity. Its existence is unknown even to most Swinging Blue Jeans fans, and the material doesn't even appear on the otherwise thorough four-CD set of their 1960s recordings, Good Golly, Miss Molly! The EMI Years 1963-1969…

Michael Des Barres - Somebody Up There Likes Me... (1986) Reissue 2013

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Michael Des Barres - Somebody Up There Likes Me... (1986) Reissue 2013

Michael Des Barres - Somebody Up There Likes Me… (1986) Reissue 2013
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 310 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Pop Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Geffen/Yesterrock | # 5344322 | Time: 00:43:30

Journeyman vocalist Michael Des Barres had a life-changing experience when asked to fill-in for Robert Palmer on the Power Station's tour in 1985. Des Barres – a gifted performer and rock veteran – was finally seeing the fruits of his labors turn into success. It's obvious in the grooves that he was enthusiastic about his present and future when cutting his second solo album, Somebody Up There Likes Me. A crack session group (featuring Andy Taylor, Steve Jones, Jim Keltner, and the Tower of Power horns) was assembled, and the LP was produced to sound like a Rod Stewart platter from the era. In fact, Des Barres – who has a similar, ragged tone – sounds more like Stewart here than on previous releases (emulating some of his vocal mannerisms, and even going so far as to include two members of Stewart's backing band). The man seemed keenly aware that this was the moment, turning in a strong mix of rockers and ballads. The elements were in place for a hit.

Don McLean - Still Playin Favorites (2020)

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Don McLean - Still Playin Favorites (2020)

Don McLean - Still Playin Favorites (2020)
FLAC tracks | 50:06 | 363 Mb
Genre: Country, Folk, Rock / Label: Time-Life Music

Known for the huge hit "American Pie", which earned him the number one American for four weeks in 1972 and in other English-speaking countries, the composer Don McLean (born Donald McLean III in New Rochelle, New York, on October 2, 1945) saw his songs covered by Elvis Presley and Madonna.

Yes - Live Radio 69 - 70 (2021)

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Yes - Live Radio 69 - 70 (2021)

Yes - Live Radio 69 - 70 (2021)
MP3 320 kbps | 59:31 | 133 Mb
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock / Label: Cult Legends

Progressive rock pushed to its excellence ! The British band Yes represents one of the greatest hits of the genre, having managed to maintain and renew a substantial fan base thanks to their virtuosity, deep lyrics, complex harmonies and powerful vocal performances.

Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant (2021)

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Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant (2021)

Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 392 Mb | Full Scans | 00:50:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Pop Rock | The Players Club #TPC76322

Steve Lukather aka “Luke” and Joseph Williams will release individual solo albums on February 26, 2021 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group. Both artists have made significant contributions to the other’s album. Joseph Williams fronted Toto as a lead vocalist from 1986 to 1988, and was featured on the albums Fahrenheit (1986) and The Seventh One (1988). He also appeared on the 2006 release Falling in Between, sharing lead vocals with Luke on “Bottom of Your Soul.” In 2010 he returned to the band, becoming front man and lead vocalist, a tenure that continues through today. Denizen Tenant features a dozen new recordings. Amongst these are a cover of The Beatles “If I Fell,” which Williams cites as the one specific song that taught him about the power of harmonies and vocal arrangements.

Joss Stone - LP1 (2011)

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Joss Stone - LP1 (2011)

Joss Stone - LP1 (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 109 Mb
Label: Stone'd, Surfdog | # 233454 | Time: 00:40:12
Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Blues-Rock, Pop/Rock

LP1 marks the third successive album from Joss Stone where she’s attempting to hit the restart button on her career, to usher in a new beginning for the neo-soul diva or, better yet, find the right setting for her considerable gifts. This journey began with 2007’s splashy modern R&B set Introducing Joss Stone, a makeover she rebelled against on her major-label kiss-off Colour Me Free, and now that she’s truly independent, she’s aligned with Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart for LP1, returning to the classicism of her earliest work. There is a difference. Stewart is naturally reluctant to present Stone in a strictly soul setting; R&B is the foundation, but he dabbles in tight funk, folk, blues, Euro-rock, and modernist pop, giving LP1 just enough elasticity so it breathes and just enough color so it doesn’t seem staid.

Jeff Beck - Flash (1985) {Epic} {1st UK press}

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Jeff Beck - Flash (1985) {Epic} {1st UK press}

Jeff Beck - Flash (1985) {Epic} {1st UK press}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 105MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock

Before you do anything else with Flash, drop the needle on the last half of “Ambitious,” the album’s chug-a-funk leadoff track. Just as singer Jimmy Hall steps back from the song’s skeletal tune and jackhammer rhythm with a Tarzanlike “yeah!” Jeff Beck’s guitar suddenly shoots up into the mix like a runaway jet, cutting a reckless path through Nile Rodgers’ spit ‘n’ polish production with sawtooth distortion and heat-ray feedback. Then, in a daredevil display of rock-guitar heroics that recalls Jimi Hendrix on Electric Ladyland in his full pyrotechnic glory, Beck yanks his guitar up and down flights of freakish harmonic steps, executes breathtaking suicide dives with his vibrato bar, and claws away at the song’s core riff with angry trills and harsh, scraping leads.

Patti Smith Group: Discography (1976-1979) [3LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

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Patti Smith Group: Discography (1976-1979) [3LP, Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320 + DVD] Re-up

Patti Smith Group: Discography (1976-1979)
Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 766 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 283 Mb | Artwork(jpg) > 212 Mb
DVD-5: NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2 ch, 24 bit, 96 kHz > 4.19 Gb
3LP | Arista | Rock

Punk rock's poet laureate Patti Smith ranks among the most influential female rock & rollers of all time. Ambitious, unconventional, and challenging, Smith's music was hailed as the most exciting fusion of rock and poetry since Bob Dylan's heyday…

Queen - Live Magic (1986) {1996, US 1st Press} Re-Up

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Queen - Live Magic (1986) {1996, US 1st Press} Re-Up

Queen - Live Magic (1986) {1996, US 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 315 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 119 Mb
Full Scans ~ 102 Mb | 00:49:19 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock | Hollywood Records #HR-61267-2

As Queen's second live album, Live Magic might appear to be a bit unnecessary, but a closer look reveals that it's a better record than the previous Live Killers. Culled from a variety of dates from the 1986 Kind of Magic tour but concentrating on the final show at Knebworth, Live Magic captures Queen, and Freddie Mercury in particular, at the height of their powers. While the set list might rely a bit too heavily on mediocre mid-'80s material for some tastes, the band is tight and professional, and Mercury has an undeniable hold over the crowd. It's to Queen's credit that the energy rarely dips over the course of the record. Live Magic may be designed for hardcore fans, but for those listeners, it will provide a number of highlights, proving that the band's remarkable performance at Live Aid was no fluke.

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection (1993)

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The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection (1993)

The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake: The Definitive Collection (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
EMI, 0777 7080256 2 7 | ~ 367 or 145 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 32 Mb
Merseybeat / Pop-Rock / Rock & Roll

All of their U.K. and U.S. hits are included on this compilation. Highlights are "You're No Good," "Hippy Hippy Shake," and their fine (pre-Who) cover of Johnny Kidd's "Shakin' All Over," though even for the Anglophile, about half of this CD is forgettable, especially the dreary post-1966 stuff. This anthology includes several non-LP/rare singles and unreleased songs.

Republica - Republica (1996) [Re-Up]

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Republica - Republica (1996) [Re-Up]

Republica - Republica (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 363 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Label: Deconstruction | # 74321 410522 | Time: 00:48:26
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance Rock, Electronic

Republica essentially sound like they're stuck in 1990, when house and rave were just beginning to make their presence felt in dance-pop – which, to more critical ears, will mean they sound dated for the mid-'90s, when jungle, drum'n'bass, ambient, and all other forms of techno were finally edging their way into the mainstream. And that argument would be relevant if Republica were attempting to work in that genre, but as their eponymous debut indicated, they had no interest in hardcore techno – they just wanted to dance. Working with strong, accessible Hi-NRG beats and catchy choruses, the trio has a bright, energetic sound that is quite infectious when tied with the right melodies, such as on the hit singles "Ready to Go" and "Drop Dead Gorgeous." If they had more than one sound, however, Republica would be even more entertaining, but as it stands, the record is a stretch of pleasantly numbing dance-pop punctuated by two terrific singles.

Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry - Blues Caravan 2020 (Live) (2021)

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Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry - Blues Caravan 2020 (Live) (2021)

Jeremiah Johnson, Whitney Shay, Ryan Perry - Blues Caravan 2020 (Live) (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:18:03 | 462 Mb
Genre: Blues Rock / Label: Ruf Records GmbH

Never underestimate the power of a woman with her back to the wall. In March 2020, as Covid blew across the planet, the shutters came down on live venues and recording studios, and the music scene fell suddenly silent, Ghalia Volt faced the same dilemma as every other artist. What now? The answer was One Woman Band. Having joined with the cream of the US roots scene for two acclaimed albums, 2017s Let The Demons Out and 2019s Mississppi Blend, Volts rebirth as a solo performer wasnt a decision made lightly.

J Mascis - Fed Up and Feeling Strange (2021)

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J Mascis - Fed Up and Feeling Strange (2021)

J Mascis - Fed Up and Feeling Strange (2021)
FLAC tracks | 01:58:59 | 721 Mb
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie / Label: Cherry Red Records

Having established Dinosaur Jr as a mainstay of, and influence over, the alternative scene by the mid-1990s, J Mascis began to venture out alone, performing acoustic sets of his band's material, alongside occasional cover versions.

Supergrass - Live on Other Planets (Live 2020) (2020)

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Supergrass - Live on Other Planets (Live 2020) (2020)

Supergrass - Live on Other Planets (Live 2020) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:19:37 | 520 Mb
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Indie Rock / Label: Supergrass Records

Supergrass celebrate their acclaimed 2020 reunion tour – and 25th anniversary – with Live On Other Planets, a new live album.The 20-track collection features recordings drawn from this year’s tour and has been mixed by longtime collaborator John Cornfield, who worked on the first three studio albums.Frontman Gaz Coombes had this to say about the tour and the live album:The tour we did right before lockdown was amazing, we thought it’d be great to capture those gigs on record and to say thank you to the fans who were there. All proceeds from the sale of this record will go towards helping and highlighting the struggle consistently being faced by grassroots music venues. We’d like to give a little back to the live music scene that has given us so much over the years.