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Faith Hill - Cry (2002)

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Faith Hill - Cry (2002)

Faith Hill - Cry (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 442 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 146 Mb
Full Scans ~ 90 Mb | 01:00:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Country Rock, Pop, Ballad | Warner Bros. #9 48001-2

Lavishly produced and packaged, Cry marks the continued ascent of Faith Hill from the lowlands of down-home authenticity to the heights of pop superstardom. Though plenty of Nashville A-team players back her up, the sound they churn out has almost nothing to do with country music. Riding a tide of massed synthesizer textures, sweeping orchestral strings, thundering drums, rock guitar licks, and melodramatic dynamics, Hill strives for the biggest possible gestures in her performance. The result is the kind of glitzy fireworks normally associated with Star Search or American Idol, in which the lyric takes a distant backseat to raw exhibitionism and only the most cursory nod is made toward country lyrical convention.

Van Morrison - The Best Of Van Morrison (1990)

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Van Morrison - The Best Of Van Morrison (1990)

Van Morrison - The Best Of Van Morrison (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 508 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 213 Mb
Full Scans | 01:16:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz, Blue-Eyed Soul | Mercury #841 970-2 | US

The Best of Van Morrison was Morrison's first greatest hits album and featured songs that were compiled from 25 years of material, including "Wonderful Remark", a song which first appeared on the soundtrack to the 1983 film The King of Comedy. Released in 1990 by Polydor Records, the album was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the best-selling records of the 1990s and helping revive Morrison's mainstream popularity. Its success encouraged him to release a second and third greatest hits volume in 1993 and 2007, respectively. The album remains Morrison's best-seller.

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

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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…

Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)

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Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)

Michael Chapman - Sweet Powder & Wrytree Drift (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:59:51 | 661 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Mooncrest Records

Andru Chapman These two albums are part of a clutch of albums Michael made when he was between record companies and which he recorded for his own production company Rural Retreat Records. Rural Retreat West Virginia, on the old Virgin Creeper Line, was the subject of one of O.Winston Link's famous "train" pics of whom MC is a huge fan. We made the pilgrimage on one of our US road trips hence the name.

Mike Dawes - Era (2017) {Qten}

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Mike Dawes - Era (2017) {Qten}

Mike Dawes - Era (2017) {Qten}
WEB Rip | FLAC (no log) | scans | 237 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 119 mb
Genre: rock, folk, acoustic

Era is the 2017 album by guitarist Mike Dawes. This was released by Qten.

Dyble Longdon - Between A Breath And A Breath (2020)

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Dyble Longdon - Between A Breath And A Breath (2020)

Dyble Longdon - Between A Breath And A Breath (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 287 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Folk Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: English Electric Recordings

Dyble Longdon is a collaboration between Judy Dyble (ex Fairport Convention) and Big Big Train multi-instrumentalist/frontman David Longdon. Recorded at Real World Studios and Playpen, Between A Breath And A Breath is a haunting, fragile album that successfully marries Dyble’s personal lyrics with Longdon’s sympathetic musical accompaniment and production.
Judy Dyble sadly died in July 2020 and Between A Breath And A Breath provides a wonderful swansong to a greatly missed talent.

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

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Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)

Paul Brady - Primitive Dance (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 127 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk | Label: Mercury | # 832 133-2 | Time: 00:44:21

Primitive Dance is a 1987 album by Irish singer/songwriter Paul Brady. The song "The Awakening" features the vocals of Irish singer Moya Brennan. Mark Knopfler guests on guitar on one track.

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013) [Re-Up]

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Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013) [Re-Up]

Ruth Moody feat Mark Knopfler - These Wilder Things (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:20
Contemporary Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: True North | # TND577

These Wilder Things is full of timeless tunes from the haunting gospel sounds of Trouble and Woe to the bluegrassy One Light Shining (featuring Jerry Douglas) to the Irish-flavored Life Is Long. This recording delves deeper into darker, indie-pop sounds, especially on songs like the moody title track or Pockets, featuring iconic roots-rocker Mark Knopfler on guitar and vocals. The nine originals on this record prove Ruth is a first-rate songwriter along the lines of Gillian Welch, while her stunning makeover of Bruce Springsteen s Dancing in the Dark would even leave The Boss s jaw on the floor. Appealing to indie fans as well as lovers of folk and Americana music, These Wilder Things confirms that Ruth Moody is indeed one force to be reckoned with.

Huey Lewis And The News - Weather (2019) *PROPER*

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Huey Lewis And The News - Weather (2019) *PROPER*

Huey Lewis And The News - Weather (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 226 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans | 00:26:07 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock, Pop Rock | BMG #538543642

Clocking in at 26 minutes, Weather feels more like an EP than an LP, but there's a reason for the brevity. While Huey Lewis & the News were completing their first album of original material in nearly 20 years, Lewis was diagnosed with Meniere's disease, an affliction that effects hearing. Meniere's meant Huey could no longer hear notes clearly, which meant that he had to retire from performing, which in turn meant that the music the News completed for their new album would in effect be their final album. Since Huey Lewis & the News wrote and recorded Weather without planning it as a goodbye, the album has a light, breezy tone, and that amiability is actually a fitting farewell for a group who always were a hard-working rock & soul combo.

Rickie Lee Jones - Naked Songs: Live and Acoustic (1995) [Re-Up]

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Rickie Lee Jones - Naked Songs: Live and Acoustic (1995) [Re-Up]

Rickie Lee Jones - Naked Songs: Live and Acoustic (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 365 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Folk | Label: Reprise/WEA | # WPCR-281 | 01:09:26

Rickie Lee Jones "unplugged" – in fact, solo with an acoustic guitar or piano on all but a couple of tunes – Naked Songs is otherwise a retrospective concert album on which Jones cherry-picks songs from her five studio albums, including the hits "Chuck E.'s in Love" and "Young Blood," and others from her breakthrough debut record. The studio album arrangements always tried to support and augment Jones' idiosyncratic writing and playing style, which sounds less unusual when she is simply accompanying herself, and in many ways more effective. "Altar Boy," a previously unreleased song, strays into Leonard Cohen territory, mixing religion with eroticism.

Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends: Live On Stage (2004) [2CD + DVD] Re-up

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Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends: Live On Stage (2004) [2CD + DVD] Re-up

Simon & Garfunkel - Old Friends: Live On Stage (2004))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Columbia/Sony BMG, 519173 2 | ~ 614 or 226 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 6.18 Mb
DVD9: PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR | DD 5.1, 448 Kbps / LPCM 2.0, 1536 Kbps -> 7.73 Gb
Folk Rock

It's no secret that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel didn't end their partnership on the friendliest terms. Despite a brief reunion every decade or so – most notably in the fall of 1981 at The Concert in Central Park – Simon & Garfunkel were notorious for not speaking to each other, so their reunion at the 2002 Grammy Awards, opening the show with "The Sound of Silence," was a big deal. It was a good performance, too, whetting the appetites of an audience eager for a full-fledged reunion tour, which the duo delivered in 2003 and into 2004…

Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band - No Roses (1971) Reissue 2004 [Re-Up]

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Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band - No Roses (1971) Reissue 2004 [Re-Up]

Shirley Collins & The Albion Country Band - No Roses (1971) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included | 00:35:02
British Folk, British Folk-Rock | Label: Castle Music/Sanctuary | # CMRCD951

Shirley Collins' collaboration with the Albion Country Band for No Roses is considered a major event in the history of British folk and British folk-rock. For it was the first time that Collins, roundly acknowledged as one of the best British traditional folk singers, sang with electric accompaniment, and indeed one of the first times that a British traditional folk musician had "gone electric" in the wake of Dave Swarbrick joining Fairport Convention and Martin Carthy joining Steeleye Span. The album itself doesn't sound too radical, however. At times it sounds something like Fairport Convention with Shirley Collins on lead vocals, which is unsurprising given the presence of Ashley Hutchings on all cuts but one, and Richard Thompson and Simon Nicol on most of the selections (Dave Mattacks plays drums on a few tracks for good measure).

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

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Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief (1969) Expanded Remastered 2002
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Label: Island Records | # 586 929-2, IMCD 291 | Time: 00:55:21
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk

Liege & Lief is the fourth album by the English folk rock band Fairport Convention. It is the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist. (Denny did not appear on the group's 1968 debut album). It is also the very first Fairport album on which all songs have either been adapted (freely) from traditional British and Celtic folk material (for example "Matty Groves", "Tam Lin"), or else are original compositions (such as "Come All Ye", "Crazy Man Michael") written and performed in a similar style. By introducing songs of this genre into the group's repertoire Denny, who had previously sung and recorded traditional folk songs as a solo artist, was instrumental in this transformation. Although Denny quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music almost exclusively within the traditional British folk music idiom, and are still most strongly associated with it.

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

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Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974) Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992 [Re-Up]

Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark (1974)
Remastered by Steve Hoffman, DCC 24 Karat Gold Disc, 1992
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Label: DCC Compact Classics/Asylum Records | # GZS 1025 | Time: 00:37:03
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Folk-Jazz, Jazz-Rock

Joni Mitchell reached her commercial high point with Court and Spark, a remarkably deft fusion of folk, pop, and jazz which stands as her best-selling work to date. While as unified and insightful as Blue, the album – a concept record exploring the roles of honesty and trust in relationships, romantic and otherwise – moves away from confessional songwriting into evocative character studies: the hit "Free Man in Paris," written about David Geffen, is a not-so-subtle dig at the machinations of the music industry, while "Raised on Robbery" offers an acutely funny look at the predatory environment of the singles bar scene. Much of Court and Spark is devoted to wary love songs: both the title cut and "Help Me," the record's most successful single, carefully measure the risks of romance, while "People's Parties" and "The Same Situation" are fraught with worry and self-doubt (standing in direct opposition to the music, which is smart, smooth, and assured from the first note to the last).

John Denver - The Real... John Denver, The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CDs [Re-Up]

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John Denver - The Real... John Denver, The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CDs [Re-Up]

John Denver - The Real… John Denver, The Ultimate Collection (2013) 3CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 443 Mb | Scans included | 03:06:40
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Country, Country-Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Sony | # 88883715482

53 songs from the legendary singer/songwriter on 3CDs, packaged in a fold out card digipack. Includes 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', 'Back Home Again', 'I'm Sorry', 'Annie's Song', 'Fly Away', 'Leaving, On a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Daydreams', and many many more!