Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live (2004)

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Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live (2004)

Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit - Whiskey Store Live (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 487 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 178 Mb
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Electric Blues | Telarc #CD-83584

The tour to support 2002's Whiskey Store album featuring guitarists Jimmy Thackery and Tab Benoit is captured here in all of its raging six-string glory. Not just for those who own the studio album, this disc repeats six tracks, but they are overhauled and extended so radically (the title cut is nearly tripled in length to a nine-minute blowout), that it's far from a cash-generating retread. Although the formidable Double Trouble rhythm section stayed home, road tested Thackery's saxist Jimmy Carpenter jumps aboard, as does B-3 keyboardist Ken Faltinson, and both ignite the concert sparks substantially…

Chris De Burgh - Quiet Revolution (1999)

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Chris De Burgh - Quiet Revolution (1999)

Chris De Burgh - Quiet Revolution (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 439 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 151 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 75 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary | A&M Records / Mercury Records #490 446-2

Once again combining softened elegance with his gentlemanly approach to the simple love song, Chris de Burgh remains true to form on Quiet Revolution with polished ballads and morning-friendly, mid-tempo material. de Burgh's style hasn't strayed since "The Lady in Red" peaked at number three in 1987, and from that point on he has tried to emulate the same success with his romantic formula of ballroom-type love songs and delicate lyrics. Although Quiet Revolution offers up a handful of these, some of the other tracks exhibit punchy melodies that still display de Burgh's heartfelt voice…

Alphaville - Stark Naked And Absolutely Live (2000) **RE-UP**

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Alphaville - Stark Naked And Absolutely Live (2000) **RE-UP**

Alphaville - Stark Naked And Absolutely Live (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 513 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 400 dpi) ~ 112 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Synth-pop, Electronic | Navigator Music #NAV 0001-CD / SPV 085-189002 CD

Stark Naked and Absolutely Live is the first official live album by Alphaville. While the Dreamscapes compilation featured a full CD of live material, its tracks were culled from many different concerts: The tracks on Stark Naked and Absolutely Live were recorded specifically for the purpose of creating the album. The final listed track, Apollo, is followed by a hidden track: an acoustic version of "Dance with Me".

Alphaville - Little America: Live 1999 in Salt Lake City, Utah/USA (2001) **RE-UP**

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Alphaville - Little America: Live 1999 in Salt Lake City, Utah/USA (2001) **RE-UP**

Alphaville - Little America: Live 1999 in Salt Lake City, Utah/USA (2001)
DVD9 | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 4:3 (720x480), VBR (8500 Kbps)
DD 2.0, 48,0 Khz, 192 Kbps | ~ 6,51 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-Pop, New Wave

Little America a DVD of Alphaville's 17 July 1999 concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The DVD also contains the otherwise unreleased video for the single "Soul Messiah", plus other bonus material. Limited edition, 2500 copies numbered and signed by Marian Gold.

Harold Mabern Trio - Straight Street (1989) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

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Harold Mabern Trio - Straight Street (1989) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Harold Mabern Trio - Straight Street (1989) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
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Jazz | DIW Records #DIW-608

For a time in the early 1990s, some of the CDs from the Japanese DIW label were made available domestically through Columbia. This trio date by pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette has Mabern originals dedicated to Sonny Stitt and Wayne Shorter, plus some offbeat standards and a pair of rarely performed John Coltrane tunes ("Straight Street" and "Crescent"). The interplay between the musicians is impressive and Mabern is heard throughout in excellent form. He closes the set with a piano solo that he titled "Apab and Others," after Art Tatum, Phineas Newborn, Ahmad Jamal and Bud Powell. This will be a difficult CD to find.

The Oscar Peterson Trio + The Singers Unlimited - In Tune (1971) {2005, 192kHz/24-bit Remaster} ***Repost / New Rip***

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The Oscar Peterson Trio + The Singers Unlimited - In Tune (1971) {2005, 192kHz/24-bit Remaster} ***Repost / New Rip***

The Oscar Peterson Trio + The Singers Unlimited - In Tune (1971) {2005, Most Perfect Sound Edition, 192kHz/24-bit Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 221 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
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Jazz, Bop, Vocal Jazz | MPS Records #06024 9827014

Oscar Peterson - Remastered Anniversary Edition: Reissue of the nine celebrated MPS studio albums, recorded in Germany in the 1970s. Accompanying Oscar Peterson's 80th birthday on August 15, 2005. For the first time reissued with original cover artwork and original liner notes. Featuring new liner notes by Dr. Richard Palmer, co-author of the Oscar Peterson autobiography My Jazz Odyssey. New 192kHz/24-bit remastering, supervised by original album producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.

Enya - The Very Best Of Enya (2009) **RE-UP**

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Enya - The Very Best Of Enya (2009) **RE-UP**

Enya - The Very Best Of Enya (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 380 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 152 Mb
Scans (PNG, 300/600 dpi) ~ 222 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
New Age, Ambient, Celtic | Warner Bros. Records #825646852277

Comprised of 18 tracks culled from the singer/composer’s first three decades, The Very Best of Enya was pieced together by the artist herself, along with longtime collaborators Nicky and Roma Ryan. Luckily, the trio seems enamored by most of the same songs that the general public is, resulting in one of those rare “greatest-hits” collections that goes deep without depriving the listener of the essentials. With tunes like "Orinoco Flow," "Caribbean Blue," and "Book of Days" in the pot and out of the way, it’s easier to appreciate hidden gems like "Cursum Perficio," "Boadicea," "Trains and Winter Rains," and "Anywhere Is"…

Steve & Eydie - The Best Of Steve & Eydie (1990)

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Steve & Eydie - The Best Of Steve & Eydie (1990)

Steve & Eydie - The Best Of Steve & Eydie (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 165 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 67 Mb
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Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Curb Records #D2-77316

Containing a couple of their big hits, The Best of Steve and Eydie doesn't contain enough music to be a definitive retrospective, but it makes a fine purchase for the budget-conscious. Steve and Eydie is the name of an American pop vocal duet, consisting of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. They were a husband and wife team from their wedding in 1957 until Eydie's death in 2013. Both have also had separate careers as solo singers. The performer name on their duet releases was denoted as "Steve and Eydie", without the last names. Eydie was born as Edith Gormezano, while Steve's birth name was Sidney Leibowitz…

John Kay - Heretics & Privateers (2001)

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John Kay - Heretics & Privateers (2001)

John Kay - Heretics & Privateers (2001)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 341 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 121 Mb
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Blues, Folk, Acoustic | CrossCut Records #CCD 12004

Originally released in 2001 on Cannonball Records, this album contains 12 'blues flavored' songs. John Kay, leader of one of rock's most venerable bands, Steppenwolf, has returned to the folk/blues roots of his troubador days with the release of his fourth solo recording "Heretics and Privateers". The musical subtlety and emotional depth of the albums 12 composistions feature provacative lyrics which offer a gritty view of contemporary life, surveying the human toll of institutional callousness with unflinching clarity. Kay's lyrics aren't the gripes of a chronic malcontect but the deeply felt observations of a first-generation American whose appreciation of his adopted country's promise and potential is balanced by an awareness of it's lapses…

Uriah Heep - The Best Of Uriah Heep (1976)

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Uriah Heep - The Best Of Uriah Heep (1976)

Uriah Heep - The Best Of Uriah Heep (1976)
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Classic Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | Mercury #822 476-2 / D 124856 | US

The Best of Uriah Heep is the first compilation album by British rock band Uriah Heep released in 1976. It reached gold status in Germany. Ah, perhaps there's truth in advertising after all, since The Best of Uriah Heep really is a "best of." Nothing less than a musical Juggernaut, this compilation delivers wave after wave of heavy molten rock that will either forge your fealty or send you fleeing. At their most menacing ("Gypsy," "Bird of Prey"), Heep rides relentlessly alongside the horsemen of the apocalypse, Black Sabbath and Van Der Graaf Generator. What the band lacks in artful studio execution they make up for in sheer force, from Ken Hensley's towering organ to Mick Box's distortion-drenched guitar…

The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis - Hello Herbie (1970) {2005, Most Perfect Sound Edition, 192kHz/24-bit Remaster}

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The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis - Hello Herbie (1970) {2005, Most Perfect Sound Edition, 192kHz/24-bit Remaster}

The Oscar Peterson Trio With Herb Ellis - Hello Herbie (1970) {2005, Most Perfect Sound Edition, 192kHz/24-bit Remaster}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + Log + m3u ~ 268 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 122 Mb
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Jazz | MPS Records / Universal Classics & Jazz #06024 9827015

Oscar Peterson - Remastered Anniversary Edition: Reissue of the nine celebrated MPS studio albums, recorded in Germany in the 1970s. Accompanying Oscar Peterson's 80th birthday on August 15, 2005. For the first time reissued with original cover artwork and original liner notes. Featuring new liner notes by Dr. Richard Palmer, co-author of the Oscar Peterson autobiography My Jazz Odyssey. New 192kHz/24-bit remastering, supervised by original album producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer.

Harold Mabern - Joy Spring (1985)

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Harold Mabern - Joy Spring (1985)

Harold Mabern - Joy Spring (1985)
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Sackville Recordings #SKCD2-2016

Harold Mabern, a superior hard bop pianist, had a rare opportunity to perform a set of unaccompanied solos for this Sackville release. Recorded live from Toronto's Café des Copains and originally broadcast on the radio, Mabern performs six jazz standards (including "Joy Spring," "Pent Up House" and Wayne Shorter's "House of Jade") and a pair of bluesy originals. Although Mabern sounds most comfortable in a trio, he has always been enough of a two-handed player to play solo; he readily acknowledges the influences of Phineas Newborn and Ahmad Jamal.

Makyo - Purnima Remixed (2014) {Limited Edition, Japan}

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Makyo - Purnima Remixed (2014) {Limited Edition, Japan}

Makyo - Purnima Remixed (2014) {Limited Edition, Japan}
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Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Dub, Folk, World | Dakini Records #DAK2123

Back in 2012, ethno-ambient musician Makyo released a four track EP "Purnima" made up of his recent live recordings. This was essentially one take recordings of the live five piece Makyo band setup. It reflected the sound that the group and leader Gio had been perfecting in live situations in clubs and events in Japan over the previous year or so. Well received, as most things Makyo are, the EP represented a chance for fans living outside of Japan to experience some of the magic of a live Makyo event. Fast forward to 2014 and Makyo has delivered a remix version of that EP in the form of "Purnima Remixed". This is quite a tantalizing idea as it allows new life to be breathed into the original album while keeping both distinctly separate thanks to a live vs studio based pairing.

Rod Stewart - Human (2001)

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Rod Stewart - Human (2001)

Rod Stewart - Human (2001)
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Rock, Pop Rock, R&B, Soul | Atlantic Records #7567-92974-2

Throughout his career, Rod Stewart has been remarkably skillful at adopting current musical trends, whether it was disco, new wave, adult contemporary, or even Brit-pop. Still, his records started to slip off the radar screen toward the end of the '90s, so he parted ways with Warner Bros. and signed to Atlantic, where he released Human in early 2001. Again, he tried to change with the times, which, theoretically, may have been a wise move, since his thoroughly credible trad rock When We Were the New Boys was largely ignored. Since he tried contemporary rock, it made sense that the pendulum would swing back and he would take a stab at contemporary soul…

Jimmy Thackery & John Mooney - Sideways In Paradise (1985) {1993, Reissue}

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Jimmy Thackery & John Mooney - Sideways In Paradise (1985) {1993, Reissue}

Jimmy Thackery & John Mooney - Sideways In Paradise (1985) {1993, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 100 Mb
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Blues, Acoustic | Blind Pig Records #BPCD 5006

A collection of acoustic delights recorded by Jimmy Thackery and John Mooney in 1985. Vintage blues and ragtime played by a pool in Jamaica. Guitars, mandocello, mandolins and guttural vocals are backed by native tree frogs (which sound a lot like crickets).