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The Kinks - The Best And Kollektable Kinks [Recorded 1964-1970] (1993)

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The Kinks - The Best And Kollektable Kinks [Recorded 1964-1970] (1993)

The Kinks - The Best And Kollektable Kinks [Recorded 1964-1970] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 393 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers (17 MB) included
Genre: Garage Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-5332)

An early highlight of the British Invasion that artfully chronicled British life past and present, fueled by the songwriting genius of Ray Davies. Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion. Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues outfit. Within four years, the band had become the most staunchly English of all their contemporaries, drawing heavily from British music hall and traditional pop, as well as incorporating elements of country, folk, and blues.

Sherbet - Life Is For Living (1975) {1999, Reissue}

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Sherbet - Life Is For Living (1975) {1999, Reissue}

Sherbet - Life Is For Living (1975) {1999, Reissue}
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Rock | Festival Records #D20031

Sherbet were Australia's most popular pop group of the 70s with 20 consecutive hit records and 17 album, accounting for 10 platinum and 14 gold disc awards. In 1969 the Sydney entertainment scene was almost totally geared towards satisfying the money-rich comfort-starved American Vietnam troops who came for official Rest And Recreation. Sydney's nightclubs gave them what they wanted - r&b, soul, funk, good-time rock - and these influences spilled over into the pop group Sherbet, formed without singer Daryl Braithwaite, but completed by his falsetto-capable vocals. They were the archetypical 70s girl fodder pop band - groomed hair, colorful satin stage outfits.

Daryl Braithwaite - Taste The Salt (1993)

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Daryl Braithwaite - Taste The Salt (1993)

Daryl Braithwaite - Taste The Salt (1993)
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Rock, Pop | Columbia #474864.2

Daryl Braithwaite is an Australian pop singer. Best known as the lead vocalist of Sherbet, Braithwaite has also sustained a successful solo career, placing 15 singles in the Australian top 40, including the No. 1 hits "You're My World" and "The Horses". Taste The Salt is an album by Daryl Braithwaite released in 1993. The album reached No. 13 on the Australian ARIA Charts.

The Lindsays - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (1995)

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The Lindsays - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (1995)

The Lindsays - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 1, 2 & 4 (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 235 Mb | Total time: 61:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ASV Digital | # CDDCA937 | Recorded: 1994

These performances are every bit as searching and exhilarating as the Lindsay’s previous Haydn recordings for ASV. Theirs is chamber-music-making of unusual recreative flair, untouched by the faintest hint of routine. Many quartets still seem to treat Haydn as an agreeable aperitif to the ostensibly meatier fare later in the programme. But both live and on disc the Lindsay bring to the composer the same dedication and interpretative insight that mark their playing of Beethoven or late Schubert.

George Brooks With Zakir Hussain - Night Spinner (1998)

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George Brooks With Zakir Hussain - Night Spinner (1998)

George Brooks With Zakir Hussain - Night Spinner (1998)
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Genre: Fusion, Indo-Western Fusion

Bristling with east meets west polytonality and rhythmic intrigue and tinged with a Trane-like spirituality… Blowing gorgeous tones and fluidly unraveling complex ideas…(Brooks) succeeds to a startling and almost rapturous degree.

The Lindsays - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 3, 5 & 6 (1996)

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The Lindsays - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 3, 5 & 6 (1996)

The Lindsays - Haydn: String Quartets Op. 33 Nos. 3, 5 & 6 (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 239 Mb | Total time: 60:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: ASV Digital | # CDDCA938 | Recorded: 1995

In their survey of Haydn's string quartets for ASV, the Lindsays have set about the business of restoring these Classical masterpieces to their proper place in the repertoire, with all their brilliant wit and brusqueness intact, and without undue sweetening or romanticizing. The point, it seems clear, is to bring Haydn out from under the familiar shadows of Mozart and Beethoven, and to render his quartets as the true models of quartet writing, not as light Rococo divertissements or tamer antecedents of greater works. The Lindsays are sharp in their characterizations of Op. 33, Nos. 3, 5, and 6, and their lean textures, crisp articulation, transparent repartee, and pungent attacks distinguish these performances from more commercially pretty or polished versions.

Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige OJCCD-299-2 rel 1993}

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Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige OJCCD-299-2 rel 1993}

Dexter Gordon - The Tower Of Power! (1969) {Prestige OJCCD-299-2 rel 1993}
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© 1969, 1993 Prestige / OJC / Fantasy | OJCCD-299-2
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) returned to the United States in the spring of 1969 to create his first studio recordings in nearly a decade. Joined by James Moody (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums), Gordon actually documented enough material for two long players – Tower of Power (1969) and More Power! (1969) – both of which became primary staples of the artist's voluminous Prestige catalog. An opening flourish from Heath on "Montmartre" marks the commencement of the platter, leading into a mid-tempo bop. Gordon and Moody swing steadily as they bounce ideas off each other.

Tchaikovsky Moscow RSO, Vladimir Fedoseyev - Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)

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Tchaikovsky Moscow RSO, Vladimir Fedoseyev - Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)

Mikhail Glinka: Orchestral Works (1995)
Tchaikovsky Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 227 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Saison Russe | # RUS 288 114 | Time: 01:03:38

A well-educated child of privilege, Glinka became a fervent Russian nationalist. He is considered the father of Russian music, and exerted a significant influence on such great later composers as Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Stravinsky. One of Russia's ranking conductors of the new millennium, Vladimir Fedoseyev has worked extensively in Central Europe during the second phase of his career. As chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra since 1997, he has brought a new intensity to the city's often underrated second orchestra. During his years as chief conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Fedoseyev gained a reputation for achieving a balance between passion and musical integrity.

Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)

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Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)

Firefall - Greatest Hits (1992)
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Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Country Rock | Label: Rhino | # R2 71055 | 01:09:20

Sharing a light, lush airiness with bands like Poco, America, and Air Supply, Firefall sang fluffy love songs that were weak in lyrical nutrients but abundant with softened chords and harmonies. When radio was saturated with light rock in the mid- to late-'70s, they were right in the heart of it, reaching number nine on Billboard's Top 40 with the gentle "You Are the Woman," which remained on the charts for a startling 15 weeks. Firefall's greatest hits collects all of their mellow rock favorites in one place, presenting some thin but not unlistenable soft rock tunes. Lead singer Rick Roberts pours his heart out but still manages to stir up a decent tempo with "Just Remember I Love You," their second biggest single. The blue of the Colorado skyline, the band's home state, is visioned on the soothing flow of "Break of Dawn," and a slight attractiveness is felt throughout "Strange Way," another chart single in 1978. Roberts, who replaced Gram Parsons in the Flying Burrito Brothers, and drummer Michael Clarke, a onetime Byrds member, did give Firefall a talented history within its lineup, but the music being produced contained ample amounts of schlock that soon faded as radio became tired of this shallow drivel. Sometimes harboring a country feel a la Michael Martin Murphy best heard in songs like "Someday Soon" and "It Doesn't Matter," it was evident that the band had only one direction, which was that of a folk-rock sound. Since their material never strayed from this subtle easiness, Firefall's greatest hits is their most worthwhile offering.

George Brooks / Krishna Bhatt / Zakir Hussain - Lasting Impression (1996)

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George Brooks / Krishna Bhatt / Zakir Hussain - Lasting Impression (1996)

George Brooks / Krishna Bhatt / Zakir Hussain - Lasting Impression (1996)
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Genre: Indo-Western Fusion, Fusion, World Music

On his CD Lasting Impression, Brooks' devotion to jazz, blues, and Indian music comes across loud and clear. With "Taj Express," the CD's opening cut, Brooks blows warm and resonating tones over a backdrop of stinging syncopation. Brooks and his all-star band play with ease in the song's odd-metered choruses and post-bop inspired heads. As with the rest of the songs on the album, Brooks and friends make the complicated passages of "Taj Express" fly by without the slightest hint of strain.

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive (1975) {1995, Japan Early Press}

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Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive (1975) {1995, Japan Early Press}

Bachman-Turner Overdrive - Four Wheel Drive (1975) {1995, Japan Early Press}
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Hard Rock, Boogie Rock, Classic Rock | Mercury / Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd. #PHCR-4173

Bachman-Turner Overdrive's Four Wheel Drive album is most often overlooked, mainly because all of the attention was focused on the singable "na na na naa"'s of one of B.T.O.'s biggest hits in "Hey You." But the rest of the album is made up of the band's lunch-pail rock & roll sound, combining ample amounts of factory-made blues to street-dirty guitar rock. Although it can't really hold a candle to Not Fragile, B.T.O.'s best album, there's still a fair amount of well-played radio rock to hold Four Wheel Drive up. "Hey You" gave B.T.O. their second last Top 40 hit, peaking at number 21 and reaching number five in Canada, but tracks like "Flat Broke Love," "She's Keeping Time," and "Don't Let the Blues Get You Down" are attractive arena rock efforts with both Bachman's Randy and Robbie sounding like they're still involved wholeheartedly.

Pat Benatar - The Very Best Of Pat Benatar (1994)

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Pat Benatar - The Very Best Of Pat Benatar (1994)

Pat Benatar - The Very Best Of Pat Benatar (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 487 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:50
Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Chrysalis | # 7243 8 28408 2 4, CDCHR 6070

This is a great reminder of what the best 1980s pop/rock sounded like. It includes most of Pat Benatar's hits, with the unfortunate omission of I Need A Lover, the passionate melodic churner from 1979. It also includes her best album tracks like the poignant Hell Is For Children but her excellent version of Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights is missing. Benatar specialised in powerful rock numbers with strong power chords and catchy hooks, delivered to full effect in her belting voice, like Heartbreaker, Hit Me With Your Best Shot and Love Is A Battlefield. In this sense Benatar was something like a female Meat Loaf and in fact not too far from Bonnie Tyler. But there were also the quiter songs in a more tender voice, like the synth-driven We Live For Love, a pop classic. With 18 tracks, this is a better compilation than Best Shots with its 15 tracks.

Spock’s Beard - The Light (1995)

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Spock’s Beard - The Light (1995)

Spock’s Beard - The Light (1995)
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Progressive Rock | Giant Electric Pea #GEPCD 1017

The Light is the debut album from Spock's Beard, the Culver City, CA neo-prog rock band whose sprawling exercises in technical proficiency and suite-like compositions made them an underground legend almost immediately. One has to understand that The Light is nothing at all akin to anything being done in the mid-'90s. Yes hadn't yet made their full comeback, and the memories of Genesis with Peter Gabriel faded ever more pervasively form view with each subsequent Phil Collins solo release. Here are four sprawling, knotty, syncopated tunes, two of them, the title track and "The Water," are multiple-part suites that encompass no less than 48 minutes of the album's 67 minutes.

Max Kaminsky & Pee Wee Russell - At The Copley Terrace, Boston, 1945 (1996)

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Max Kaminsky & Pee Wee Russell - At The Copley Terrace, Boston, 1945 (1996)

Max Kaminsky & Pee Wee Russell - At The Copley Terrace, Boston, 1945 (1996)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 196 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers (16 MB) included
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Jazzology (JCD-15)

This previously unreleased Dixieland set (put out by Jazzology on a 1996 CD) teams trumpeter Max Kaminsky with clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, valve trombonist Brad Gowans, pianist Teddy Roy, bassist John Field and drummer Buzzy Drootin. Taken from radio broadcasts emanating from Boston's Copley Terrace, these private acetates (made by a collector and sometimes a bit worn) contain some excellent playing. The 16 selections are primarily Dixieland warhorses (including "Love Is Just Around the Corner," "Dippermouth Blues," "Basin Street Blues," and "Honeysuckle Rose"), and no real surprises occur, but the spirit of the times definitely comes through.

Pepper Adams - Pepper [Recorded 1975-1986] (1996)

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Pepper Adams - Pepper [Recorded 1975-1986] (1996)

Pepper Adams - Pepper [Recorded 1975-1986] (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 286 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Enja (ENJ-9079 2)

This CD reissue has the four songs recorded by baritone great Pepper Adams for an obscure 1975 Enja quartet LP with pianist Walter Norris, bassist George Mraz and drummer Makaya Ntshoko plus one number apiece from Adams' two Justin Time albums with Denny Christianson's big band in 1986. Although Pepper was seriously ill by the mid-'80s, he plays quite well on his features with the orchestra ("Osage Autumn" and "My Funny Valentine"). However, it is for his numbers with Norris (two originals, "A Child Is Born" and a powerful version of "Well You Needn't") that this fine hard bop-oriented CD is most highly recommended.