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Lucas Sideras - One Day (1972) [Reissue 2014] (Re-up)

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Lucas Sideras - One Day (1972) [Reissue 2014] (Re-up)

Lucas Sideras - One Day (1972) [Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 256 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 50 MB
Genre: Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Big Pink Music (Big Pink 347)

Lucas Sideras is ex-drummer of the Greek progressive band Aphrodite's Child. "One Day" is his first solo album. This is a decent classic/progressive rock oriented album with support of Silver Koulouris (Aphrodite's Child) and Gilles Tinaire. The first time on CD!

VA - Looking Through A Glass Onion: The Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-72 (Sampler) (2020)

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VA - Looking Through A Glass Onion: The Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-72 (Sampler) (2020)

VA - Looking Through A Glass Onion: The Beatles Psychedelic Songbook 1966-72 (Sampler) (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 432 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 190 Mb | 01:22:57
Psychedelic Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records, Grapefruit Records

A 3-CD set, “Looking Through A Glass Onion” assembles these disparate strands into one cohesive package, with the studio day trippers, the cultural pranksters, the genre-benders, the folk club stalwarts and the hair-down-to-his-knees prog-rock brigade all grooving up slowly to the starting line.

Vangelis - Heaven And Hell (1975) & Albedo 0.39 (1976) [2013, Esoteric Recordings]

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Vangelis - Heaven And Hell (1975) & Albedo 0.39 (1976) [2013, Esoteric Recordings]

Vangelis - Heaven And Hell (1975) & Albedo 0.39 (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2013 | 2CD | Esoteric Recordings | ~ 509 or 212 Mb | Scans(jpg, 600dpi) -> 208 Mb
Traditional / Progressive Electronic / New Age

~ Official Vangelis supervised remastered editions ~

Magna Carta - Lord Of The Ages (1973) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
Magna Carta - Lord Of The Ages (1973) [Reissue 2007] (Re-up)

Magna Carta - Lord Of The Ages (1973) [Reissue 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 85 MB | Covers - 132 MB
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Repertoire Records (REPUK 1100)

This is a quasi-masterpiece of folk prog music full of refined details. The warm & pleasant acoustic bass contributes to give a slight jazzy tendency to the whole. The tracks are so good that even the country electric guitar parts are absolutely excellent. Everything is well put at the right time, at the right place: the palpable harmony is a strong point on this record. There are practically no psychedelic, spacy or experimental passage: everything is just down to earth; it is a pure, positive and sane music, excellent for your soul. The presence of a few orchestral arrangements, narration passages and many grand backing chants enhance the value of the tracks…

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Jim Hall - Concierto (1975) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included
Cool, Post-Bop, Guitar Jazz | Label: Epic/Legacy/CTI | # 5060252 | 01:05:58

Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover's dream come true. Paul Desmond (saxophone), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums) are on board, creating – along with Hall – one of the highest profile lineups ever put to tape. Yet Concierto is not about star power and showboating. As subtle, nuanced, and considered as any of Hall's output, the ensemble playing here demonstrates great group sensitivity and interplay, giving precedence to mood and atmosphere over powerhouse soloing. Conductor and arranger Don Sebesky evinces a chamber ambience from the sextet on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," the smoky "The Answer Is Yes," and the Hall centerpiece "Concierto de Aranjuez".

John Klemmer - Arabesque (1978) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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John Klemmer - Arabesque (1978) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

John Klemmer - Arabesque (1978) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517868519)

Saxophonist and composer John Klemmer was restlessly following some inner call in the late 1960s through the late '70s. Aside from his big-boned tenor sound and his trademark unique Echoplex on certain tunes, he was making music that crossed numerous jazz, pop, rock, soul, and Latin genres. 1978's Arabesque is a case in point. Co-produced by the saxophonist and Stephan Goldman, Klemmer used a pool of studio players on this date in addition to a small band. Drummer Lenny White and bassist Abe Laboriel made up his trio, while pianists Roger Kellaway, Pat Rebillot, and Victor Feldman alternately held down the piano chair. The most telling thing about this date is Klemmer's employment of some of the best Brazilian percussionists in the game in Airto Moreira and Alex Acuña…

Van Halen: CD-Maximum Collection (1978-1994) Re-up

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Van Halen: CD-Maximum Collection (1978-1994) Re-up

Van Halen: CD-Maximum Collection (1978-1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | 1998 | CD-Maximum | ~ 2626 or 1141 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 110 Mb
Rock, Hard Rock

Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1974. They have enjoyed success since the release of their debut album Van Halen (1978). As of 2007, Van Halen has sold 80 million albums worldwide and have had the most number-one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. During the 1980s they also had more Billboard Hot 100 hits than any other hard rock or heavy metal band…

John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975) {ECM 1047}

Posted By: ruskaval
John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975) {ECM 1047}

John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975) {ECM 1047}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 217 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1975 ECM Records | ECM 1047
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Fusion / Guitar

Guitarist John Abercrombie's first in a long line of recordings for ECM was also his debut as a leader. Teamed up with Jan Hammer (who here plays organ, synthesizer, and piano) and drummer Jack DeJohnette, Abercrombie plays four of his originals, plus two by Hammer. These performances differ from many of the guitarist's later ECM dates in that Hammer injects a strong dose of fusion into the music, and there is plenty of spirited interplay between those two with fine support by DeJohnette. Thought-provoking and occasionally exciting music that generally defies categorization.

Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}

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Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}

Jimmy McGriff - Soul Sugar & Groove Grease (1971) {Groove Hut Records GH66704 rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 421 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 152 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 83 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2007 Capitol / Groove Merchant / Groove Hut Records | GH66704
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

The Sonny Lester-produced Soul Sugar looms large in Jimmy McGriff's vast catalog – while it's a fool's errand to pick the organist's absolute funkiest recording, this one demands serious consideration. Without personnel credits, it's impossible to know who's backing McGriff here, but the rhythm section is nonetheless superb – cuts like "Dig on It" (later sampled by A Tribe Called Quest), "Fat Cakes," and "The Now Thing" rival the Meters for sheer soulfulness. The covers are no less impressive – while renditions of James Brown's "Ain't It Funky Now," Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," and Aretha Franklin's "Spirit in the Dark" remain true to the spirit of the original recordings, the ingenious arrangements also allow McGriff and his band panoramic stretches of space to explore.

Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting) (1973) (Re-up)

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Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting) (1973) (Re-up)

Fripp & Eno - (No Pussyfooting) (1973)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 31 MB
Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Editions EG (EEGCD 2)

At the same time Brian Eno was working on Here Come the Warm Jets, he was flexing his experimental muscle with this album of tape delay manipulation recorded with Robert Fripp. In a system later to be dubbed Frippertronics, Eno and Fripp set up two reel-to-reel tape decks that would allow audio elements to be added to a continuing tape loop, building up a dense layer of sound that slowly decayed as it turned around and around the deck's playback head. Fripp later soloed on top of this. (No Pussyfooting) represents the duo's initial experiments with this system, a side each…

Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (1972) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

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Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (1972) [Reissue 2008] (Re-up)

Terry Callier - What Color Is Love (1972) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 237 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Soul, Smooth Jazz, Folk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (0602517829749)

Like the artist himself, the music on this brilliant album defies all categories, embracing Terry Callier's wide range of influences and experiences. Callier's musical kaleidoscope is filled with funk, rock, folk, jazz, and even classical influences. "Dancing Girl" opens the album with Charles Stepney's majestic orchestration. This opus is the album's pinnacle, moving with soft intensity toward soul-stirring crescendos. Songs like "What Color Is Love" and "Ho Tsing Mee (A Song of the Sun)," an elegant antiwar prayer of confusion, somehow avoid clichés or take them to another level. "You Goin' to Miss Your Candyman" was made popular by Urban Species when they sampled it on "Listen" in the early '90s, and not surprisingly, it sounds better in its original form…

Patto - Hold Your Fire (1971) [Japanese Edition 2010] (Re-up)

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Patto - Hold Your Fire (1971) [Japanese Edition 2010] (Re-up)

Patto - Hold Your Fire (1971) [Japanese Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 334 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 139 MB | Covers - 310 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICY-94681)

Ignore the fact that the opening title track sounds almost exactly like the intro to Neil Young's "Ohio" and Patto's second album kicks into gear from the moment needle strikes vinyl. A driving fiesta of good-time bluesy-rock, Hold Your Fire retains just enough of its predecessor's jazz fusion sensibilities to ensure that you're never sure what will happen next, but similarly imbibes sufficient oxygen from elsewhere on the early-'70s British rock underground to line up alongside any other primal gem of the age. Certainly producer Muff Winwood seems considerably more at ease than he did his last time around, hauling Ollie Halsall's tuneful soloing high up in the mix and framing the album's best tracks - the melancholy "You, You Point Your Finger" among them - within some breathtakingly lovely arrangements…

Francis Lai - Love Story: Music From The Motion Picture (1970) Expanded Remastered, Limited Edition 2018

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Francis Lai - Love Story: Music From The Motion Picture (1970) Expanded Remastered, Limited Edition 2018

Francis Lai - Love Story: Music From The Motion Picture (1970)
Expanded Remastered, Limited Edition 2018

EAC | FLAC (Image) + cue.+log ~ 232 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 147 Mb | Covers
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Quartet Records | # QR313 | 01:04:21

Quartet Records, Paramount Pictures and Universal Music Group present the remastered, expanded release of the iconic score by the great Francis Lai (A Man and A Woman, Life for Life, House of Cards, Dark Eyes, Bilitis) for the unforgettable 1970 romantic classic Love Story, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Ryan O’Neal, Ali McGraw, Ray Milland and John Marley. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and O’Neal and McGraw’s performances, but won only in the Best Original Score category (the only Oscar ever won by the prolific French composer). The choice of Francis Lai was a personal obsession of producer Robert Evans, who pursued the composer until he accepted, despite Lai initially refusing to compose the score due to other commitments. But Evans’ intuition was spot-on. Today, Lai’s Love Story score remains one of the most memorable and richly lyrical works in the canon of romantic film scores. The main theme remains one of the most famous melodies in film history, covered countess times—including an especially memorable arrangement by Henry Mancini for RCA.

Gene Ammons - At Montreux (1973) {Prestige OJCCD-1023-2 rel 1999}

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Gene Ammons - At Montreux (1973) {Prestige OJCCD-1023-2 rel 1999}

Gene Ammons - At Montreux (1973) {Prestige OJCCD-1023-2 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 300 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 8 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 1999 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal | OJCCD-1023-2 / 00025218702324
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Ammons, whose studio recordings of the period were somewhat commercial, is heard in excellent form playing a blues and three standards with the backing of a fine rhythm section: Hampton Hawes (who unfortunately sticks to electric piano), electric bassist Bob Cranshaw, drummer Kenny Clarke and Kenneth Nash on congas. Best of all is a 17-minute blues on which Ammons welcomes fellow tenor Dexter Gordon, cornetist Nat Adderley and altoist Cannonball Adderley; the four horns all get to trade off with each other. This is one of the better late-period Gene Ammons records.

Ronnie Laws - Fever (1976) {Blue Note}

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Ronnie Laws - Fever (1976) {Blue Note}

Ronnie Laws - Fever (1976) {Blue Note}
EAC 0.95b4 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 270MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz

When Ronnie Laws first started recording as a leader in 1975, one of the saxman's strongest allies was Wayne Henderson. That trombonist and founding member of the Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) was an expert when it came to combining the accessibility of soul and funk with the freedom of jazz, and his guidance proved to be a definite asset when he produced early Laws albums like Pressure Sensitive (1975) and Fever (1976). The popular Grover Washington, Jr. was a strong influence on Laws, whose appreciation of Mr. Magic asserts itself on everything from the funky "Let's Keep It Together" and the gritty "Captain Midnite" to Bobby Lyle's alluring "Night Breeze." This isn't to say that Laws was a Washington clone, or that he unaware of other soul-jazz saxmen like Eddie Harris and David "Fathead" Newman. Laws, in fact, was quite recognizable himself on both tenor and soprano.