David Crosby - Voyage (2006)

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David Crosby - Voyage (2006)

David Crosby - Voyage (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, full scans) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 842 MB
3:47:01 | Folk Rock, Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Atlantic / Rhino

Career spanning 3-CD David Crosby box spotlighting the 2x Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's solo stand-outs and classics with legendary groups including the Byrds, CSN, and CSNY! Plus one full disc of previously unreleased material. He's always received second billing to Stephen Stills in Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and once played third fiddle to Roger McGuinn and Gene Clark in the Byrds, but there is no doubt that David Crosby is one of the true originals of a folk-rock style that has paralleled his 40-year career, which is celebrated on this three-disc set of hits and near misses, demos, and outtakes. The first two CDs run chronologically, from the Byrds' "Eight Miles High" (which Crosby co-wrote) through his '70s and '80s solo records to "Through Here Quite Often," from his 2004 album with Graham Nash. Crosby was the draftsman of the transcendental harmonies that defined both of his bands, his plaintive vocals generally serving as a complement to the others'. But he takes the lead on this 52-song collection's greatest moments: his chilling falsetto on "Music Is Love" (from his 1971 debut solo release); a call out to his dying mother on "Carry Me" (1975's Wind on the Water, with Nash), and "Yvette in English," a 1993 collaboration with Joni Mitchell (Thousand Roads). Some selections swing and miss–"Hero," co-written with Phil Collins in 1993, and a few recorded in the late '90s with CPR, featuring his son James Raymond–but Voyage recuperates with disc three's 16 previously unreleased tracks. The jewel? "Cowboy Movie," a 10:57 opus from 1970 featuring both Neil Young and Jerry Garcia on lead guitar. –Scott Holter

Alice Babs - Alice Babs: 100 years - The Caprice Collection (2024)

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Alice Babs - Alice Babs: 100 years - The Caprice Collection (2024)

Alice Babs - Alice Babs: 100 years - The Caprice Collection (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 355 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 MB
1:13:58 | Jazz | Label: Caprice

A popular singer when she was still a young teenager, Alice Babs had a long and varied career. She made her recording debut in 1939 at the age of 15 and, although her yodeling made her initially popular and the novelty "Swing It, Mr. Teacher" was her first hit, Babs even at the start had a highly appealing voice and a lightly swinging style. She mostly recorded in jazz and swing-oriented settings throughout the years of World War II. Babs remained active throughout the 1950s and '60s in Europe, singing everything from jazz (recording with Duke Ellington in 1963 and performing the classic "Heaven" at his second spiritual concert) and pop to a bit of classical music. By the late '70s, Alice Babs had become less active, but into the mid-'90s she occasionally performed on special occasions. Her important first set with Duke Ellington, Swing It!, does a fine job of summing up her first 15 years on records. Babs suffered from Alzheimer's in her final years, and she died on February 11, 2014 of complications from the disease. She was 90 years old.

Gigliola Cinquetti - Sus Primeros Discos En España (1964-1967) (2018)

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Gigliola Cinquetti - Sus Primeros Discos En España (1964-1967) (2018)

Gigliola Cinquetti - Sus Primeros Discos En España (1964-1967) (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 829 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 351 MB
2:19:05 | Full Scans Included | Pop, Cha-Cha, Vocal, Europop | Label: Rama Lama Music

At the 1964 Sanremo Festival, a fifteen-year-old girl appeared who broke all the odds to win with "Non ho l'eta" (I'm not old enough… to love you) which not only took first place but also was designated as the Italian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest that was held in Copenhagen. She arrived, sang and won. It was the first time that Italy had won the contest and Gigliola emerged from it an international figure. In those first years of her career, she got into the habit of recording all her songs in Spanish.

VA - Les poètes en chansons (Music of the great poets, 1951-1962) (2024)

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VA - Les poètes en chansons (Music of the great poets, 1951-1962) (2024)

VA - Les poètes en chansons (Music of the great poets, 1951-1962) (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 620 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 347 MB
2:25:46 | Chanson | Label: Fremeaux Heritage

From Rutebeuf to Aragon and Prévert, and including Villon, Baudelaire, Verlaine and Desnos, this anthology confirms the musical potential of French verse. Many composers, not the least of them being Fauré, Duparc, Debussy, Poulenc, Kosma, Ferré, Brassens or Gainsbourg, added their own images in music by weaving melody and harmony into the poems that spoke to their sensibilities. In so doing, as Aragon himself wrote, it was in this way that poetry, doubled with the magic of music, made it possible for us all to read by ear. Philippe LESAGE

Duke Ellington - Duke At His Very Best - The Jimmy Blanton Billy Strayhorn Ben Webster Sessions Legendary Works 1940-42 (2024)

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Duke Ellington - Duke At His Very Best - The Jimmy Blanton Billy Strayhorn Ben Webster Sessions Legendary Works 1940-42 (2024)

Duke Ellington - Duke At His Very Best - The Jimmy Blanton Billy Strayhorn Ben Webster Sessions Legendary Works 1940-42 (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 776 MB
4:55:34 | Jazz | Label: Fremeaux Heritage

This 4-CD set was produced by Alain Pailler and Tony Baldwin from meticulously restored originals that let you relive the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s golden age as though you were right there. These legendary 1940-1942 sessions include Ellington classics such as Ko-Ko, Take The ‘A’ Train, Perdido and Harlem Air-Shaft, masterfully arranged by the Duke himself and his right-hand man Billy Strayhorn. The set prominently features several Swing Era giants at their very peak: Cootie Williams and Ray Nance on trumpets; cornettist Rex Stewart; trombone players Joe Nanton and Lawrence Brown; Barney Bigard on clarinet; Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster and Harry Carney on saxophones, plus the brilliant young doublebass prodigy Jimmy Blanton. It’s a milestone in jazz history and makes essential listening.

Jeff Tweedy - Starship Casual-Orbit One (2023)

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Jeff Tweedy - Starship Casual-Orbit One (2023)

Jeff Tweedy - Starship Casual-Orbit One (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 244 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 135 MB
58:27 | Acoustic, Indie Rock | Label: dBpm Records

This release is a CD compilation gifted to members of the 2022-2023 Starship Casual Captains Club, a tier of membership in Jeff Tweedy's Substack. The CD includes 18 songs shared during the first year of Starship Casual's publication, sequenced and mastered specifically for this release.

Charles Mingus - Milestones of a Legend (Remastered) (2017)

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Charles Mingus - Milestones of a Legend (Remastered) (2017)

Charles Mingus - Milestones of a Legend (Remastered) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.4 GB
10:37:46 | Jazz | Label: Documents

Charles Mingus (1922-1979), nicknamed "the angry man of jazz" and still today an icon of the jazz world, was known for his intimidating temperament. His musical talent on double bass, as musical arranger, bandleader or composer, was immense. His music touches on all kinds of jazz styles, from free, blues, hard bop, big band or third stream, influenced by Duke Ellington's orchestrations, but always has an element of irritation and danger. Influenced by New Orleans jazz, Mingus also fancied collective improvisation (as we can hear on various albums on this collection). This exciting box set is a journey through his fascinating music, displaying all of his artistic mutations and idiosyncrasies. Mingus is accompanied here by a host of all-time greats including Max Roach, Teo Macero, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell.

Diego Verdaguer - La Mas Completa Coleccion (2009)

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Diego Verdaguer - La Mas Completa Coleccion (2009)

Diego Verdaguer - La Mas Completa Coleccion (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 746 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 244 MB
1:45:13 | Pop, Latin | Label: Universal Music Group

La más Completa Colección de Diego Verdaguer, es un álbum de dos discos que contiene 30 canciones de las cuales incluye El Pasadiscos , La Ladrona, Tu , Nena , Corazón de Papel y más…

T-Square - T-SQUARE 45th Anniversary Celebration Concert (Live) (2024) (Hi-Res)

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T-Square - T-SQUARE 45th Anniversary Celebration Concert (Live) (2024) (Hi-Res)

T-Square - T-SQUARE 45th Anniversary Celebration Concert (Live) (2024) (Hi-Res)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit-96kHz - 3.8 GB
3:07:38 | Jazz | Label: Orange Lady

[45th anniversary of debut, super luxurious celebration commemorative concert featuring all current and former members]
Complete recording of the debut 45th anniversary performance held at the Tokyo International Forum on October 21, 2023, as well as backyard interviews and documentary footage. Former members who have participated in music activities for 45 years have gathered together to create a video of a one-time gorgeous reunion-like festival between T-SQUARE, which still reigns at the top of its field, and the top artists who supported it! Discs 1 & 2 contain footage from this concert, and Disc 3 includes interviews with current and former members, backyard documentary footage, and rare footage.

Massimo Farao' - Too Marveelous For Words (2024) (Hi-Res)

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Massimo Farao' - Too Marveelous For Words (2024) (Hi-Res)

Massimo Farao' - Too Marveelous For Words (2024) (Hi-Res)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit-96kHz - 663 MB
47:39 | Jazz | Label: Venus Records, Inc.

Presenting a an American standard song collection that features imaginative and dreamy piano jazz solos. Experience a light swing music feel and a beautifully soft melody that is too marvelous for words!

Pearl Jam - Dark Matter (2024) (7.1 Dolby TrueHD) (Hi-Res)

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Pearl Jam - Dark Matter (2024) (7.1 Dolby TrueHD) (Hi-Res)

Pearl Jam - Dark Matter (2024) (7.1 Dolby TrueHD) (Hi-Res)
Blu-ray FLAC (tracks) (7.1 Dolby TrueHD) 24bit48kHz - 1.2 GB
48:24 | Hard Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Monkeywrench

The new album from pearl jam. Limited edition deluxe cd. Includes bonus blu-ray with dolby atmos immersive mix album and hd audio.

Monty Python - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish - The Complete Collection (Remastered) (2014)

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Monty Python - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish - The Complete Collection (Remastered) (2014)

Monty Python - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish - The Complete Collection (Remastered) (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.7 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.2 GB
9:29:25 | Soundtrack, Non-Music, Comedy, Stage & Screen | Label: Virgin

Deluxe 9-CD box set all re-mastered from the original ¼” master tapes, plus seven inch single of their 1974 flexi-disc ‘Monty Python’s Tiny Black Round Thing’. Although the seven inch single has "33 1/3 RPM" shown on both sides, this is actual a 45 RPM single.

VA - Feel The Funk (2017)

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VA - Feel The Funk (2017)

VA - Feel The Funk (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 508 MB
3:40:25 | Full Scans | Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Universal Music On Demand

The funk was first felt half a century ago. Bursting out of the kaleidoscope of late-sixties America, its spirit was so irrepressible, its joy so irresistible, that it transformed pop music and the world. This album is a celebration of that endless future. Of dance music with real drums, real horns, real whoops, real yelps. This is for everyone ready to feel the rhythm, feel the spirit, feel the noise, feel the funk.

VA - I'm Not There (Original Soundtrack) (2007)

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VA - I'm Not There (Original Soundtrack) (2007)

VA - I'm Not There (Original Soundtrack) (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 977 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 373 MB
2:46:57 | Rock, Folk, Soundtrack, Alternative Rock, Folk Rock | Label: Sony Music

2007 two CD set, the soundtrack to one of the year's most highly-anticipated films. Todd Haynes' I'm Not There is a meta-biographical film that re-imagines the life of Bob Dylan, who is portrayed by six different actors including Cate Blanchett! Performers on the album who sink their teeth into Dylan covers include Eddie Vedder, Sonic Youth, Stephen Malkmus, Mason Jennings, Willie Nelson, Mark Lanegan, Antony, Jack Johnson, Cat Power, John Doe, Sufjan Stevens, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Iron & Wine and many others. Features two versions of the title track: the previously officially unreleased Dylan version and a new version from Sonic Youth. Columbia.

Beck - A Brief Overview (2005)

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Beck - A Brief Overview (2005)

Beck - A Brief Overview (2005)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 MB
42:47 | Alternative Rock, Indie Rock | Label: Interscope Records

A Brief Overview, a Compilation of songs by Beck. Released in March 2005 on Interscope.