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Rod Stewart - When We Were the New Boys (Expanded Edition) (1998/2009)

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Rod Stewart - When We Were the New Boys (Expanded Edition) (1998/2009)

Rod Stewart - When We Were the New Boys (Expanded Edition) (1998/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 528 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 MB | 01:16:14
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

When We Were the New Boys finds Rod Stewart tackling the music of his Brit-pop offspring and coming to terms with his pub rock roots. It's a bit of a risky move, since he could have embarrassed himself with stodgy singing but, surprisingly, he (more or less) pulls it off. Granted, he's not nearly as energetic as he once was, and he stumbles on occasion, but he recasts Oasis' "Cigarettes and Alcohol," Primal Scream's "Rocks," and Graham Parker's "Hotel Chambermaid" as comfortable rockers in the vein of "Hot Legs." They're not as vibrant as the Gallaghers' rolling thunder or Bobby Gillespie's ironic classicism, but they're easily the best rockers Rod has cut in ages.

Rod Stewart - A Spanner in the Works (Expanded Edition) (1995/2009)

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Rod Stewart - A Spanner in the Works (Expanded Edition) (1995/2009)

Rod Stewart - A Spanner in the Works (Expanded Edition) (1995/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 499 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 MB | 01:16:14
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Following the success of Unplugged…and Seated, Rod Stewart had shrewdly repositioned himself as a mature, middle-aged man who still had a slight streak of his wilder days in him. Unsurprisingly, the music both recalled his past glories in instrumentation, yet the attack was different the acoustics rocked, but it wasn't bracing; it was like a back-porch jam session. Stewart expanded that approach on A Spanner in the Works, his first album since Unplugged. The acoustics are still there, but they're strummed a little more gently and set in a bed of unobtrusive synths.

Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart (Expanded Edition) (1991/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart (Expanded Edition) (1991/2009)

Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart (Expanded Edition) (1991/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 475 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 166 MB | 01:11:07
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Rod Stewart continued to regain his strength with Vagabond Heart, the follow-up to his comeback album, Out of Order. Vagabond Heart is a stronger, more diverse album than its predecessor, featuring a more consistent set of songs, including Robbie Robertson's "Broken Arrow" and the hit "Motown Song," as well as a convincing, impassioned performance by Stewart.

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

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Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 266 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

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Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)

Dizzy Gillespie - Manteca (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 386 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb | 01:12:08
Bop, Swing, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label: IMC Music | # JHR 73613

This rich collection of late-1940's recordings from the seminal bop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie returns us to the period when modern jazz had firmly broken away from swing, even as, for many jazz fans, it was fulfilling musical promises that swing had long held out. One of the more compelling features of this collection is its focus on ensembles that are larger than the stereotypical small-group bebop lineup. Gillespie liked the big-band style in which he had made his name, and here we find groups of more than twelve pieces handling Gillespie's and other composers' most challenging bop compositions…

Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

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Joan Jeanrenaud (ex- Kronos Quartet) - Metamorphosis (2002)

Joan Jeanrenaud - Metamorphosis (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Covers included
Classical, Contemporary, Chamber | Label: New Albion | 01:02:33

Cellist Joan Jeanrenaud's first solo album since leaving her 20-year gig with the celebrated Kronos Quartet finds her exploring areas that aren't exactly a huge departure from the type of edgy modern music she played with her old group, but it does show what she can do when given her own space to work with. The results are impressive. Most of the compositions are for solo cello with looped cello parts captured digitally or on tape, while one is written for cello and computer-generated sounds and another for cello and "electronics." The composers are a combination of names familiar (Steve Mackey, Philip Glass, Hamza el Din) and new (Mark Grey, Jeanrenaud herself), and while the pieces aren't all equally interesting there are several works of stunning beauty here. One of the most engaging is el Din's "Escalay + 17:10," with its looped Egyptian melodies, and another is Jeanrenaud's own "Altar Piece," which makes extensive use of electronic tone alteration and layering, and on which she exercises masterful control of whispery artificial harmonics. But the album's highlight is a piece by Karen Tanaka entitled "Song of Songs." Inspired by the Old Testament book of the same name, which is essentially an extended love song, Tanaka builds a sweet, simple, and beautifully textured work out of cello and computer-generated sounds. As always, Jeanrenaud's playing is virtuosic but never showy. Highly recommended.

Matthias Pintscher - Figura I-V & Other Works - Teodoro Anzellotti, Arditti Quartet (2004) {Winter & Winter 910 097-2}

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Matthias Pintscher - Figura I-V & Other Works - Teodoro Anzellotti, Arditti Quartet (2004) {Winter & Winter 910 097-2}

Matthias Pintscher - Figura I-V & Other Works - Teodoro Anzellotti, Arditti Quartet (2004) {Winter & Winter 910 097-2}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 306 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2004 Winter & Winter | 910 097-2
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Chamber Music

2004 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Arditti String Quartet, which once again demonstrates its commitment to the advancement of New Music–this time by the young German Matthias Pintscher (b. 1971). For the discerning listener of New Music, this disc offers both substance and style. Winter & Winter's packaging is exquisite and attractive (although I haven't figured out why the booklet offers nine blank pages followed by two pages of track and publisher information, when brief liner notes or at least some biographical information–especially in the case of a young composer–would be helpful not only in giving context to the works performed but also in establishing a base listenership).

Carol Welsman - What'cha Got Cookin'? (2006) [Japanese Edition]

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Carol Welsman - What'cha Got Cookin'? (2006) [Japanese Edition]

Carol Welsman - What'cha Got Cookin'? (2006) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 343 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers - 26 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ludlow Music/Columbia (COCB-53505)

Although Carol Welsman has moved to the Los Angeles area, she is best known in her native Canada. While frequently identified with smooth jazz, she has also recorded vintage standards and can swing in straight-ahead jazz settings, too. Her father was a big jazz fan with a large record collection, introducing his daughter to jazz. Not only did she hear his records, but from the age of 12 she often accompanied him to concerts, developing a love for the singing of Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Mel Tormé. Welsman played guitar from the age of ten, accompanying her singing of bossa novas and folk music. She began to perform jazz more in her late teens. Welsman attended the Berklee College of Music during 1980-1981 and studied voice in France with Christiane Legrand…

Tempest - 15th Anniversary Collection (2004)

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Tempest - 15th Anniversary Collection (2004)

Tempest - 15th Anniversary Collection (2004)
3CD | Folk-Rock/Prog Folk/Celtic Rock | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Magna Carta | MA-1503 | ~ 1861 + 676 Mb
Scans(300dpi) Included | Box Art -> 26 Mb

LIMITED EDITION CD BOX SET A chronicle of rare & unreleased studio, radio & live recordings. Almost four hours of music. Includes booklet with color photos, track history and more!

Sirenia: Discography (2005-2015)

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Sirenia: Discography (2005-2015)

Sirenia: Discography (2005-2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
8CD | Label: Various | ~ 3423 or 1074 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 527 Mb
Gothic Metal

Somehow, leading Norway's Tristania to the top of the goth metal heap wasn't enough for vocalist/guitarist Morten Veland, who unilaterally seceded from the union in the year 2000 to found a brand-spanking-new though similar-sounding band named Sirenia…

Mystery - 4 Studio Albums (1996-2012)

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Mystery - 4 Studio Albums (1996-2012)

Mystery - 4 Studio Albums (1996-2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 561 MB | Covers - 169 MB
Genre: Neo-Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Unicorn Digital

A project of French Canadian guitarist/lyricist/producer Michel St-Père, Mystery took form in 1986 as a six-member outfit. They released a self-titled album in 1992 that generated quite some interest across Canada. Unfortunately, a year later, their drummer Stéphane Perreault lost the use of both his legs; but his strong determination and passion for his craft inspired him with a new and unique approach to drumming: he became one of the first drummers to play from a wheelchair without the help of any pre-programmed sequences. In 1995, St-Père founded label Unicorn Records under which the band released a second album titled "Theater of the Mind" and which boasted airplay both in North America and Europe. In 1998, they released their 3rd album titled "Destiny?", which features six guest musicians.
This band recommended to fans of Saga, Kansas, Journey, Rush and to fans of melodic rock in general.

Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions [Recorded 1955-1956] (2002)

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Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions [Recorded 1955-1956] (2002)

Donald Byrd & Doug Watkins - The Transition Sessions [Recorded 1955-1956] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 649 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 308 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 40528 2 8)

This CD compilation collects three separate sessions recorded by Donald Byrd and Doug Watkins for Transition with various small groups. The 1955 recordings (first issued under the title Byrd's Eye View) were made shortly after Byrd replaced Kenny Dorham in the Jazz Messengers, all of whom (Horace Silver, Art Blakey, and Hank Mobley, along with Byrd and Watkins) are present, with the addition of local trumpeter Joe Gordon as a guest on two tracks. The half-dozen songs mix an improvised blues ("Doug's Blues"), a favorite from the swing era ("Crazy Rhythm"), a ballad feature for Byrd and Mobley ("Everything Happens to Me"), plus a pair of potent hard bop pieces contributed by the tenor saxophonist…

Richard Bennett - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (4CD) [Re-Up]

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Richard Bennett - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (4CD) [Re-Up]

Richard Bennett - Albums Collection 2004-2013 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 431 Mb | Scans ~ 243 Mb
Instrumental Pop/Rock, Easy Listening, Guitar Jazz, Country | Time: 03:08:05

Richard Bennett is an American guitarist, sideman, session musician, and record producer. As a touring sideman, he performed with Neil Diamond for 17 years, and Mark Knopfler since 1994. As a session player, he has worked with artists ranging from Billy Joel and Barbra Streisand to Rodney Crowell and Vince Gill. He has produced Grammy award winning artists like Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Marty Stuart.

Chet Baker - The Definitive Chet Baker [Recorded 1952-1983] (2002)

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Chet Baker - The Definitive Chet Baker [Recorded 1952-1983] (2002)

Chet Baker - The Definitive Chet Baker [Recorded 1952-1983] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 264 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Blue Note (7243 5 40039 2 9)

This fine sampler has music from most of the periods of trumpeter Chet Baker's career, programmed in chronological order. Baker is heard with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet ("Freeway"), leading his own quartet with pianist Russ Freeman (including "My Funny Valentine"), and on selections from 1964, 1965, 1977, and 1983 ("Stella By Starlight" with Stan Getz). Although far from complete, this CD does give listeners a good glimpse at Baker's playing and singing (he takes vocals on eight of the 13 numbers) and does not shy away from his underrated late-period work.

Nine Horses - Wonderful World [Single] (2006)

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Nine Horses - Wonderful World [Single] (2006)

Nine Horses - Wonderful World [Single] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 147 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 57 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Art Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SamadhiSound (ss-007)

Nine Horses brings together David Sylvian, his brother Steve Jansen (also ex-Japan), and the innovative composer Burnt Friedman. "Wonderful World" is the first single release to be taken from the acclaimed Nine Horses album "Snow Borne Sorrow". It features a previously unreleased composition, ‘When Monday Comes Around’, along with a radio edit of "Wonderful World". Presented in a digipak featuring the beautifully minimal artwork of US artist Wes Mills, designed by Chris Bigg, this release continues samadhisound’s commitment to creating beautifully packaged, stunning music.