Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well (2018)

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Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well (2018)

Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 195 Mb
Full Scans | 01:04:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues / Modern Electric Blues / Blues Rock
Silvertone Records / RCA #19075812472

2018 studio album from the great blues man with guests Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Jeff Beck & James Bay. On The Blues Is Alive And Well Buddy Guy delivers a rather extensive collection of material, containing fifteen tracks and clocking in at nearly sixty-five minutes of groove laden music. This is his eighteenth full length studio album. Keith Richards and Jeff Beck play guitar on the song "Cognac", and Mick Jagger plays harmonica on the song "You Did the Crime". The front cover photograph was taken by Chuck Lanza at State Highway 1, Lettsworth, Louisiana where Guy was born in 1936. The Blues Is Alive and Well won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 61st Grammy Awards.

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1988) {US Press}

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Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1988) {US Press}

Dire Straits - Money For Nothing (1988) {US Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 418 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 198 Mb
Full Scans | 01:06:23 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Warner Bros. Records #W2 25794

"Money For Nothing" is a greatest hits album by British rock band Dire Straits released on 17 October 1988. It features highlights from the band's first five albums. The vinyl edition omits "Telegraph Road" and has a different running order, with "Tunnel of Love" placed between "Money for Nothing", the title track, and "Brothers in Arms". The collection went to #1 on the UK Albums Chart. It sold 14 million copies worldwide, making it one of the biggest selling compilation of all time.

Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}

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Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}

Earl Anderza - Outa Sight (1962) {1998, Reissue, Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 351 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Full Scans | 00:52:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pacific Jazz Records / Capitol Records CDP #7243 4 94849 2 4
West Coast Jazz / Cool / Bop / Saxophone Jazz

It is a pity that this 1998 CD reissue (which includes the original liner notes) says nothing about what ever happened to Earl Anderza. The date (which has its original eight selections augmented by "I'll Be Around" and two previously unheard alternate takes) was the altoist's only one as a leader, and he has been little heard from since. Anderza's style, while influenced to an extent by Charlie Parker and Jackie McLean, was also touched a little by Eric Dolphy. Standards mix with originals; the oddest aspect of the set is that pianist Jack Wilson switches to harpsichord (not a good move!) on a couple of the numbers. The support by either George Morrow or Jimmy Bond on bass, plus drummer Donald Dean, is subtle and swinging. Earl Anderza clearly deserved better than the total obscurity he found.

Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered} Re-Up

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Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered} Re-Up

Uriah Heep - Sonic Origami (1998) {2013, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 567 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 223 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:36 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | Hear No Evil Recordings #HNECD014

Originally issued in Japan in 1998, Sonic Origami was released in the U.S. a year later with the bonus track intact. The album has a grand, epic tone throughout that doesn't always match Uriah Heep's journeyman-sounding prog-tinged hard rock, and some songs' lyrics sink under the weight of their pretension or sentimentality. But for diehard Heep fans those are minor quibbles; while the group's sound may not be devastatingly original anymore, they are definitely quite committed to their performances, and the occasional overreaching is part and parcel with this sort of classic AOR pomp-rock (and, in fact, constitutes a not insignificant part of its appeal).

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)

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Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 157 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 70 Mb
Full Scans | 00:19:59 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop, Vocal, Acapella | Atlantic / ATCO Records #561624-2

Indiana's Straight No Chaser is an all-male a cappella ensemble known for their sophisticated vocal harmonies and popular holiday-themed albums. Taking an unconventional approach from their beginnings at Indiana University in 1996, the male a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser worked up a repertoire that included not only traditional songs, but also modern pop tunes performed without the use of instruments. Various local performances, including a storied early-morning appearance at the university's annual 36-hour dance marathon, caught the public's attention and helped the ensemble gather a fan base on campus. The original lineup of the group released several albums, toured the Midwest, and even competed nationally at Carnegie Hall before the students graduated and went their separate ways.

Fond Of Tigers - A Thing To Live With (2006)

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Fond Of Tigers - A Thing To Live With (2006)

Fond Of Tigers - A Thing To Live With (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans | 00:45:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Post Rock, Avant-Prog, Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Improvisation | Drip Audio #MAX20232

Fond of Tigers is a Canadian seven-piece post-rock instrumental band from Vancouver. An article in Exclaim! describes the band's sound: "with cacophonous explosions of percussion and guitar underlying wild strains of trumpet and violin, only to drop out for unexpected, ambient glimmers of a once-roaring piece." The group began in 2000 as a solo project of guitarist Stephen Lyons. After Lyons' pop group Beauventure disbanded, Lyons performed solo, and soon began playing along with tape loops and recorded sounds. In 2003 the project expanded to become a full band. Band members include Stephen Lyons on guitar, JP Carter on trumpet, Morgan McDonald on piano, Jesse Zubot on violin, Shanto Bhattacharya on bass, and Skye Brooks and Dan Gaucher on drums.

Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Electric Light Orchestra - The Electric Light Orchestra (1971) {2006, Enhanced, Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 312 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 136 Mb | 00:48:43
Scans Included | Data ~ 189 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Art Rock / Symphonic Rock
EMI / Harvest / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-70062 / SHVL 797
2001 Remaster

Although ELO quickly became Jeff Lynne's baby, it was launched as a collaboration between Lynne and his bandmates in the Move, multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, and drummer Bev Bevan. Indeed, the label on ELO's first album reads "Move Enterprises Ltd. presents the services of the Electric Light Orchestra," and most histories claim that the initial idea for the spin-off group combining rock and classical music was Wood's, not Lynne's. Wood and Lynne split the songwriting duties on Electric Light Orchestra, much as they did on late-period Move albums, but it seems like their visions of what ELO was were widely divergent. Wood's songs are clearly more classically influenced, with the string and horn sections driving the songs rather than merely coloring them, as they do on Lynne's tunes.

Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989) Re-Up

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Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989) Re-Up

Jethro Tull - Rock Island (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 357 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 158 Mb
Full Scans | 00:50:35 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock | Chrysalis Records #0946 3217082 8 / CDP32 1708 2

Rock Island is the 17th studio album by the British rock group Jethro Tull, released in 1989. The album continued the hard rock direction the band took on the previous effort, Crest of a Knave (1987). The line-up now included Ian Anderson, Martin Barre, Dave Pegg and drummer Doane Perry in his first full recording with the band, although he was already a member of Jethro Tull since 1984. Without a permanent keyboard player, the role was shared by Fairport Convention's Martin Allcock and former Tull member Peter Vettese. Rock Island went Gold in the UK, with good sales also in Germany, where it peaked at Nº 5. There were good sales also for the "Kissing Willie" single, that reached Nº 6.

Billy Price & Otis Clay - This Time For Real (2015)

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Billy Price & Otis Clay - This Time For Real (2015)

Billy Price & Otis Clay - This Time For Real (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 331 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans ~ 59 Mb | 00:48:53 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Modern Electric Blues | Vizztone Label Group / Bonedog Records #BDRCD-46

Billy Price and Otis Clay: Two singers separated by a generation come together in a performance that moves the Southern soul tradition a little bit further up the road. Pittsburgh rhythm and blues singer Billy Price and deep Southern soul/gospel icon Otis Clay worked with masterful guitarist/producer Duke Robillard to create their first full-album collaboration, This Time For Real On This Time for Real, the singers have selected an array of soul and R&B songs from the catalogues of artists including Joe Tex, Sam & Dave, the Spinners, Los Lobos, Syl Johnson, and Bobby Womack as well as new versions of two songs originally recorded by Clay. The two friends have performed and worked together occasionally since 1982, but this is by far their most extensive collaboration to date.

Glenn Frey - The Allnighter (1984) {US Press} Re-Up

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Glenn Frey - The Allnighter (1984) {US Press} Re-Up

Glenn Frey - The Allnighter (1984) {US Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 299 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 141 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | MCA Records #MCAD-31158

The Allnighter is the second solo studio album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in mid 1984 on MCA in the United States and the United Kingdom, two years after Frey's modestly successful debut album, No Fun Aloud and four years after the demise of the Eagles. It was and still is Frey's most successful solo album throughout his whole solo career, having reached #22 on the Billboard charts, and releasing two Top 20 singles with "Smuggler's Blues" and "Sexy Girl". The album achieved Gold status in the US. It is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of Frey's solo work. The single "Smuggler's Blues" helped to inspire the Miami Vice episode of the same name, and Frey was invited to star in that episode, which was Frey's acting debut. The music video for the single also won Frey an MTV Video Music Award in 1985.

Freddie Mercury - Original Version. Single Version. Rarities (2018)

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Freddie Mercury - Original Version. Single Version. Rarities (2018)

Freddie Mercury - Original Version. Single Version. Rarities (2018)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,10 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 418 Mb
Full Scans | 01:19:04 + 01:19:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Power Pop / Classic Rock / Glam Rock / Pop Rock / Hard Rock
Virgin / EMI Records #06025470498224 | Unofficial Release

Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen. He was known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen", "Somebody to Love", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and "We Are the Champions". He led a solo career while performing with Queen, and occasionally served as a producer and guest musician for other artists. He formed Queen in 1970 with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 due to complications from AIDS, having confirmed the day before his death that he had contracted the disease.

Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Final Cuts (2006)

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Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Final Cuts (2006)

Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Final Cuts (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:33 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock | Edsel Records #DIAB 8080

These "Final Cuts" are an odds-and-sods collection of music Marc Bolan had been working on – and it's in various stages of completion – before he was killed in 1977. Some of the music here appears on other recordings of late cuts; some are reworkings of tunes or alternate takes of tracks that appeared on Futuristic Dragon or Dandy in the Underworld; some never appeared at all. You have to be a hardcore T. Rex and/or Bolan fan to want this music. There is a weird version of "To Know You Is to Love You" with a vocal by Gloria Jones (the disco star who was Bolan's wife), and the rest has either new tags, or more or less guitars, or reworked melodies. You get the picture. Usually Edsel is spot-on, but this is dodgy. About the only thing you can really compliment the compilation producers for is good-quality sound – it's top-notch for what it is.

Roy Orbison - Black & White Night (1989) {1999, Remastered}

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Roy Orbison - Black & White Night (1989) {1999, Remastered}

Roy Orbison - Black & White Night (1989) {1999, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 438 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans ~ 121 Mb | 01:01:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Pop Rock, Classic Rock | Orbison Records / Legacy #82876 78150 2

The best-recorded Roy Orbison live disc ever issued, taken from the soundtrack of the HBO concert from the 1980s with VIP guests like Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello. This was a sort of magical video, and the performances are splendid, along with the good feelings involved. On the other hand, the performances are extremely reverential to the established studio versions of the songs (all of the hits are here), and intended to mimic them, so this isn't quite the same as a live album as it would have been done back when. The pity is that neither Monument nor MGM ever taped any complete concerts by Orbison from the 1960s, and all that remains are TV appearances from Europe.

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Struttin’ Our Stuff (Live) (2004) {Hybrid SACD} Audio CD Layer

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Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Struttin’ Our Stuff (Live) (2004) {Hybrid SACD} Audio CD Layer

Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings - Struttin’ Our Stuff (Live) (2004) {Hybrid SACD}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 459 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Scans Included | 01:05:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rhythm & Blues / Blues / Rock & Roll / Roots Rock / Classic Rock
In-Akustik #INAK 5506 SACD

Founding Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman essentially retired from music after leaving the band in 1993, choosing to dedicate time to his family and his restaurant, Sticky Fingers. He returned to music in 1997 with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, a rotating old-time rock & roll, R&B, blues, and boogie collective of superstar musicians anchored by keyboardist Georgie Fame, guitarist Albert Lee, pianist Gary Brooker, and guitarist Terry Taylor. Their first album, Struttin' Our Stuff, appeared that year and it was followed two years later by Anyway the Wind Blows, which featured cameos from Peter Frampton, Geraint Watkins, Paul Carrack, and, notably, fellow Stone Keith Richards.

Popa Chubby - Ten Years With: Best Of (2005)

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Popa Chubby - Ten Years With: Best Of (2005)

Popa Chubby - Ten Years With: Best Of (2005)
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,09 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 374 Mb
Full Scans ~ 59 Mb | 01:17:45 + 01:17:57 | RAR 5% Recovery
Modern Electric Blues, Blues Rock | DixieFrog #DFGCD 8595

Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.