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Ralph Towner - Solo Concert (1980) {ECM 1173}

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Ralph Towner - Solo Concert (1980) {ECM 1173}

Ralph Towner - Solo Concert (1980) {ECM 1173}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 234MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 127MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acoustic Guitar Fusion

This very well-recorded album features Ralph Towner playing 12-string and classical guitar on "Nardis," two pieces by John Abercrombie, and four of his own originals. The interpretations are typically sensitive, thoughtful, and often introspective, but also show off Towner's impressive technique.

The Doobie Brothers - Farewell Tour (1983) {2017, Hybrid SACD, Remastered, Japan}

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The Doobie Brothers - Farewell Tour (1983) {2017, Hybrid SACD, Remastered, Japan}

The Doobie Brothers - Farewell Tour (1983) {2017, Hybrid SACD, Remastered, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 471 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans ~ 80 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Warner Bros. Records #WPCR-17688

Farewell Tour is the first live album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1983. It documents the group's 1982 Farewell Tour and is a double album set. By the early 1980s, the Doobie Brothers had evolved from the guitar-boogie sound under original band frontman Tom Johnston to a soulful keyboard-driven AOR sound under Michael McDonald. Despite the many personnel changes in the group, Patrick Simmons remained from the original incarnation of the group. In 1982, Simmons decided to retire from the group after years of constant touring and recording. When the band decided to break up in light of his impending departure, Simmons encouraged the group to make one last tour during the summer of 1982 as a way of thanking the group's loyal fanbase.

Grateful Dead - From the Mars Hotel (1974) [MFSL, MFCD 830] Re-up

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Grateful Dead - From the Mars Hotel (1974) [MFSL, MFCD 830] Re-up

Grateful Dead - From the Mars Hotel (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1985 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 830 | ~ 219 or 95 Mb | Scans Included
Psychedelic Rock

The Grateful Dead made their reputation on the road with their live shows, and they always struggled to capture that magic in the studio. From the Mars Hotel, while not a classic, represents one of their better studio albums…

Deep Purple - Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple (1980) [Warner-Pioneer WPCP-4545, Japan]

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Deep Purple - Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple (1980) [Warner-Pioneer WPCP-4545, Japan]

Deep Purple - Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple (1980)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1991 | Warner-Pioneer, WPCP-4545 | ~ 411 or 151 Mb | Scans(png) -> 36 Mb
Hard Rock

While they started out in the late '60s as a psychedelic band, delved into progressive rock, and even recorded an album in collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Deep Purple achieved their greatest success as a strong, straightforward, hard rock band, anchored by the powerful guitar work of Ritchie Blackmore and the show-stopping vocals of Ian Gillan (and later David Coverdale). From 1970's Deep Purple in Rock to 1974's Stormbringer, Deep Purple were one of the most popular hard rock bands on Earth, and Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple captures the band at the top of their form on some of their best-known songs…

Ralph Towner - City Of Eyes (1989) {ECM 1388}

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Ralph Towner - City Of Eyes (1989) {ECM 1388}

Ralph Towner - City Of Eyes (1989) {ECM 1388}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Scans 200dpi | 181MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 114MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acoustic Fusion

Ralph Towner breaks out in more ways than one on City of Eyes. Despite his band Oregon's lagging creative slump and his own obsession with a synthesizer he is only beginning to learn how to "play," Towner cuts some new grooves on this set with an all-star cast. New to Towner's musical universe is drummer/percussionist Jerry Granelli and brass auteur Markus Stockhausen. Even Paul McCandless – who has spent the better part of the '80s making new age albums – doesn't muck things up this time out. The opener, "Jamaica Stopover," is Towner's freshest solo guitar piece in ages. It's slippery, has a groove, and is actually rooted in both the blues and gypsy swing. The first ensemble piece, "Cascades," sounds a little florid at the outset, but Granelli's percussive ambience is a cure for the rococo melody (it again reeks of Offramp-period Pat Metheny-ism).

SDI - Sign Of The Wicked (1988) {2014 Scratchcore}

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SDI - Sign Of The Wicked (1988) {2014 Scratchcore}

SDI - Sign Of The Wicked (1988) {2014 Scratchcore}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and LOG | scans | 259 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 75 mb
Genre: thrash metal, speed metal

Sign Of The Wicked is the 1988 debut album by S.D.I., listed as SDI here. This comes from an unauthorized Russian reissue, released in 2014.

John Martyn - Sapphire (1984) {2015, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

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John Martyn - Sapphire (1984) {2015, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}

John Martyn - Sapphire (1984) {2015, Deluxe Edition, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 690 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 265 Mb
Full Scans ~ 118 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Art Rock, Alternative Rock | Island Records #417 040-3

Sapphire is a rock album by John Martyn, who by this stage in his career had almost entirely abandoned the acoustic guitar and folk approach in favour of a glossy pop/rock sound. Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas and CaVa Sound Workshops, Glasgow, Scotland, the album was originally released on LP by Island, catalogue number ILPS 9779, with cover photography by Anton Corbijn and a cover illustration by Cathie Felstead. Robert Palmer assisted in the later stages of the recording.

Ralph Towner - Blue Sun (1983) {ECM 1250}

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Ralph Towner - Blue Sun (1983) {ECM 1250}

Ralph Towner - Blue Sun (1983) {ECM 1250}
EAC 0.99pbb4 | FLAC Image level 6 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 217MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 118MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Acoustic Fusion

If there were ever any doubts as to Ralph Towner’s consummate abilities, though one would need to travel far to encounter them, they can only have been put to rest with the release of Blue Sun. A near highpoint in Towner’s extensive discography, it might have shared the summit of 1980’s Solo Concert were it not for a few frayed threads. Towner’s compositions are already so harmonically dense in their solo form that other instruments merely externalize what is already so internally apparent to them, so that the intimate pickings of “The Prince And The Sage,” “Mevlana Etude,” and “Wedding Of The Streams” hover most clearly before our ears. At the same time, there is something skeletal about his playing that cries for flesh. Not for want of completeness, nor out of lack, but rather through the his balance and inward posture, a flower-like duplicity that embraces both blooming and wilting in the same breath.

Foghat - The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection (Remastered) (2016)

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Foghat - The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection (Remastered) (2016)

Foghat - The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection (Remastered) (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 08:11:04 | 3,3 Gb
Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Boogie Rock | Label: Rhino Entertainment

Boasting eight gold records, one platinum record (1975's 'Fool For The City'), and one double-platinum record (1977's 'Foghat Live'), Foghat cemented their place as one of the world’s biggest hard rock bands of the 70s with iconic hits such as ‘Slow Ride’, ‘Fool for the City’ and ‘I Just Wanna Make Love to You’.‘The Complete Bearsville Albums Collection’ contains all 13 of Foghat’s albums released on Bearsville Records, newly remastered and sounding better than ever.

Femme Fatale - Femme Fatale (1988)

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Femme Fatale - Femme Fatale (1988)

Femme Fatale - Femme Fatale (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
MCA Record, MCAD-42155 | ~ 264 or 93 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 2.41 Mb
Hard Rock

The quintet Femme Fatale formed in Albuquerque and relocated to Los Angeles in 1987, during the years when hair metal acts were enjoying high visibility and platinum-level sales. Fronted by Lorraine Lewis, the group consisted of guitarists Mazzi Rawd and Bill D'Angelo, bass player Rick Rael, and drummer Bobby Murray…

The Alan Parson Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984) {1985, Japan 1st Press}

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The Alan Parson Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984) {1985, Japan 1st Press}

The Alan Parson Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984) {1985, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Covers Included | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Arista #32RD-16

One of the most interesting aspects about the Alan Parsons Project is the band's ability to forge a main theme with each of its songs, while at the same time sounding extremely sharp and polished. Much of this formula is used in Ammonia Avenue, only this time the songs rise above Parsons' overall message due to the sheer beauty of the lyrics partnered with the luster of the instruments. The album touches upon how the lines of communication between people are diminishing, and how we as a society grow more spiritually isolated and antisocial. But aside from the philosophical concepts prevalent in the lyrics, it is the music on this album that comes to the forefront.

Budgie - Deliver Us From Evil (1982)

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Budgie - Deliver Us From Evil (1982)

Budgie - Deliver Us From Evil (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1993 | Repertoire, REP 4335-WZ | ~ 292 or 93 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 10 Mb
Hard Rock / Classic Rock

Budgie's last gasp, 1982's Deliver Us from Evil no doubt draws its title from born-again singer Burke Shelley's newfound Christian convictions; but no amount of faith can rescue this record from a complete musical shipwreck…

Ernie Watts - Sanctuary (1986) {Wounded Bird}

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Ernie Watts - Sanctuary (1986) {Wounded Bird}

Ernie Watts - Sanctuary (1986) {Wounded Bird}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 253MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 90MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

This Qwest project was a typical crossover project for Ernie Watts, who recorded a series of commercial sets for Elektra and Qwest. The rhythms are danceable; Watts displays attractive tones on tenor, alto, and soprano; the supporting cast includes top L.A. studio musicians (who were used to sounding anonymous and playing funk clichés); Don Grusin contributes keyboards and electronic rhythms; among the many vocalists are Larry Williams and Phil Perry; and guitarist Lee Ritenour pops up on a few numbers.

Ernie Watts & Chick Corea - 4Tune (1980) {West Wind}

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Ernie Watts & Chick Corea - 4Tune (1980) {West Wind}

Ernie Watts & Gilberto Gil - Afoxe (1991) {CTI}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 393MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 158MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

Originally released on the RealTime label as a double LP, this CD (which contains 11 of the 14 selections) is quite notable for containing some brilliant playing by Ernie Watts (during a period when his own recordings were very commercial). Chick Corea (sticking to acoustic piano) is also in excellent form as are bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer John Dentz (who was the actual leader). Although a few of the shorter numbers have their free moments, the highpoints are "My One and Only Love," "Night and Day," "Invitation," "Blues for John C.," "Bud Powell" and "Oleo," intense straightahead explorations that allow Watts and Corea opportunities to stretch out.

VA - Top Of The Pops '1984 (2017)

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VA - Top Of The Pops '1984 (2017)

VA - Top Of The Pops '1984 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,55 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 538 Mb | Scans included | 03:53:23
Pop, Rock, New Wave, Funk, R'n'B | Label: Universal Music

Top of the Pops 1984 includes hits from Kenny Loggins, Billy Ocean, Nik Kershaw, Culture Club, UB40, Bananarama, The Cure, Billy Idol and many others.