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Steve Hillage - Madison Square Garden 1977 (2015)

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Steve Hillage - Madison Square Garden 1977 (2015)

Steve Hillage - Madison Square Garden 1977 (2015)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 389 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 310 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Purple Pyramid (CLP 2222)

Originally released in 1979, this album of Hillage's self-styled "elektric gypsy musick" was spread across two vinyl discs; when subsequently reissued during the digital era the guitarist/singer's cosmic space rock set - including a version of George Harrison's "It's All Too Much" - fit onto a single CD.
The album was recorded at the peak of Hillage's popularity (although peak might be too strong a word!) at a variety of gigs during 1977 and 1978, in and around the London (UK) area. The songs are primarily taken from Hillage's first album "Fish rising", "L" (which appears virtually in full) and "Motivation radio".

FFS - FFS (2015)

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FFS - FFS (2015)

FFS - FFS (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 340 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 138 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:09 | RAR 5% Recovery
Indie Rock / Art Rock / New Wave / Synth-Pop / Dance Rock
Domino Recording Co. Ltd. #WIGCD349 / 887828034925

FFS is the only studio album by supergroup FFS, consisting of members from the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand and the American band Sparks. It was released on 8 June 2015 in the U.K. and on 9 June 2015 in the U.S. under Domino Records. The album was recorded during a 15-day period in late 2014 at RAK Studios in London and was produced by Grammy Award-winning record producer John Congleton. Although the album itself was recorded in 2014, the two bands have been recording with each other since the mid-2000s. Upon release, the album received positive reviews from music critics. Three official singles have been released from the album: "Johnny Delusional", which was released on 13 April, "Call Girl", which was released on 28 May, and "Police Encounters", which was released on 23 October.

Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud (2015) [2CD Japanese Edition]

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Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud (2015) [2CD Japanese Edition]

Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud (2015) [2CD Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 807 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 251 MB | Covers - 103 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal, Melodic Death Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VIZP-139)

To say that the past decade has been kind to Amorphis would be an understatement. From the elegance of Silent Waters to the pomp of Circle, the Finnish prog metallers have carved a solid foothold for themselves over the course of eight years. So, of course, when a new album is released, the inevitable question of whether or not the flavor has gone bland comes up. Sure enough, Under the Red Cloud proves to be another worthy addition to Amorphis’s discography, as well as one of the best progressive metal releases this year so far.

Carly Simon - Anticipation (1971) MFSL Remastered 2015

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Carly Simon - Anticipation (1971) MFSL Remastered 2015

Carly Simon - Anticipation (1971) [MFSL Remastered 2015]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:57
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2166

Carly Simon’s quietly intense sophomore album comes across like an assertive notice nailed to a door for all to see. Bold, personal, and openly biographical, Anticipation announces the arrival of an artist that won’t back down for anything. While Simon clearly stands her ground on her eponymous debut, she elevates her passion and persona to heightened levels throughout this gold-selling record, dealing in private matters related to love, relationships, and desire. At times, Simon is nothing short of primal, reflecting on the difficulties of retaining your own identity while also giving yourself to a partner. Musically, Simon’s connection to her folk roots would never be stronger. Simon’s attachment to and investment in each lyric is made evident by way of the intimate, hushed atmospherics and expanded dynamic range. The rhythmic framework supplied by session pro Andy Newmark’s drumming is also vastly improved, with songs showcasing a better-defined midrange and low-end. And just as Simon’s vocals sound more transparent and direct, so, too, do the supporting choral arrangements.

Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never Too Late (2015)

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Tommy Emmanuel - It's Never Too Late (2015)

Tommy Emmanuel - It’s Never Too Late (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 293 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:33
Guitar Virtuoso, Fingerpicking, Jazz, Country, Folk | Label: CGP Sounds | # CGP-002

Quality is laced throughout It s Never Too Late, the first regular studio album featuring Emmanuel completely solo without guests since 2000. A friend and follower of the late Chet Atkins who christened Emmanuel a Certified Guitar Player, making him one of only five musicians to receive the C.G.P. distinction from the master Emmanuel easily skates between musical styles, playing with blues in One Mint Julep, infusing Spanish tradition in El Vaquero and exploring folk in The Duke. An accomplished fingerstyle player, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. That expert layering is evident in It's Never Too Late on the quixotic Only Elliott, the calming title track and the gorgeous Hellos And Goodbyes.

Diana Ross - Sings Songs From The Wiz (2015)

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Diana Ross - Sings Songs From The Wiz (2015)

Diana Ross - Sings Songs From The Wiz (2015)
FLAC (tracks, digital booklet) - 300 MB
45:50 | Soul, R&B | Label: UNI - MOTOWN

Of all the known treasures resting in the Motown vaults, one of the most tantalizing had always been Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz. Not a lot was known about the project, aside from the fact that Ross recorded it soon after she’d filmed her role as Dorothy for the 1978 movie musical The Wiz. Of course, the reason for recording the album was obvious; MCA Records released the film’s actual soundtrack, and Motown wanted to be ready with its own project to capitalize off of the anticipated success. After all, Diana Ross was still a Motown artist, and her previous two films (Lady Sings The Blues and Mahogany) had led to a #1 album and a #1 single, respectively; surely this — a full-fledged musical — would do the same. But when The Wiz finally opened in October 1978, it performed far below expectations, despite boasting a big budget and an all-star cast. Thus, the planned Motown Wiz LP was put on the shelf, and Miss Ross moved forward with another album (1979’s The Boss, restoring her to popular favor).

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

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VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 63827 2 6 | Time: 01:03:58
Tribute, Jazz, R&B

2006 collection that contains Jazz musicians performing the classic, unforgettable music of R&B/Rock icon Prince. Prince has been among the most original and influential artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Jazz musicians have always had a keen ear for Pop tunes of lasting quality since Coleman Hawkins covered 'Body And Soul'. Blue Note celebrates the work of Prince with this collection of tracks that features cover versions of Prince classics by the Bob Belden Project featuring guest vocals by Cassandra Wilson, Venus de Milo, Phil Perry, Holly Cole and Jimi Tunnell.

Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

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Xavier Phillips, Francois-Frederic Guy - Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs

Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Works for Cello & Piano (2015) 2CDs
Xavier Phillips (cello); François-Frédéric Guy (piano)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 532 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Evidence Classics | # EVCD015 | Time: 02:11:52

Act III of François-Frédéric Guy's Beethoven Project. On the programme: Beethoven's complete music for cello and piano with cellist Xavier Phillips, recorded by Nicolas Bartholomée at the Arsenal in Metz. In 2008 Guy embarked on a major Beethoven project that has included recording and performing in concert all 32 Beethoven Sonatas and the 5 Piano Concertos. Guy is a dedicated chamber musician and he regularly performs Beethoven’s chamber music for strings and piano as well, with Tedi Papavrami and Xavier Phillips. As part of the Beethoven project, Guy has performed the complete cycle of 32 Sonatas in Washington, Paris, Monaco and recently at the Festival Berlioz in La Côte-Saint-André (August 2013). Born in Paris, Xavier Phillips started playing the cello at the age of 6. His encounter with Mstislav Rostropovitch proved especially fruitful since it marked the beginning of a long collaboration during which Xavier Phillips received the guidance and encouragement of the master cellist.

Paul Ellis - Moth In Flames (2015)

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Paul Ellis - Moth In Flames (2015)

Paul Ellis - Moth In Flames (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 344 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Electronic, Berlin School, Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Spotted Peccary (SPM-2901)

Electronic music maestro Paul Ellis continues his lifelong exploration into the aesthetics of minimalism, ambient, space music, and the classic sequencer-driven Berlin School sound, on his third Spotted Peccary Music release, Moth In Flames. The veteran artist meticulously crafts restrained pulsing electronics that provide the measured momentum to steadily move through a morphing soundscape of classic analog synth moods and atmospheric textures, on his most refined work to date.
Like a perfectly placed pendulum, the music of Moth In Flames steadily moves through the blurred boundary where melodic and ambient music overlap, pulling from both worlds while never straying too far into either…

Blur - The Magic Whip (2015)

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Blur - The Magic Whip (2015)

Blur - The Magic Whip (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 364 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 126 Mb
Full Scans ~ 105 Mb | 00:51:48 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock | Parlophone #0825646141692

Blur dissolved slowly so it follows that their reunion was protracted – a halting reconvening that produced understated singles and excellent concerts spread out over a period of six years. Finding a headlining appearance at Japan's Tokyo Rocks festival canceled in the summer of 2013, the band holed up in a Hong Kong studio for five days, producing several reels of jams they abandoned until guitarist Graham Coxon decided to shape them into songs with the assistance of producer Stephen Street, the collaborator behind their greatest albums of the '90s. It's an unwieldy history for The Magic Whip, a record that's casually confident and so assured in its attack it feels like a continuation, not a comeback.

VA - The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule 1968-2014 (2015)

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VA - The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule 1968-2014 (2015)

VA - The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule 1968-2014 (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.3 GB
10:14:22 | Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Harmless

The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time Capsule is the single most comprehensive overview yet of a truly unique UK musical culture which has now lasted over 45 years and has spread across the world. The music follows the evolvement of Northern Soul, from it's early beginnings at Manchester's Twisted Wheel club in 1968, through to The Golden Torch, Blackpool Mecca, Wigan Casino and Cleethorpes Pier in the 1970s, Stafford Top Of The World and The 100 Club in the 1980s and the huge dearth of Soul weekenders and the 100 Club again from the 1990's to the present day. Featuring a mind-numbing 222 tracks, all licensed from legitimate sources. The most comprehensive Northern Soul track-listing ever. The Odyssey: A Northern Soul Time-Capsule truly does what it says on the tin. This is the most exhaustive history of the Northern Soul scene ever released.

Anat Cohen - Luminosa (2015)

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Anat Cohen - Luminosa (2015)

Anat Cohen - Luminosa (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 316 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Anzic Records (ANZ-0050)

The seventh album from Israeli-born saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen, 2015's Luminosa showcases the N.Y.C.-based artist's eclectic mix of acoustic post-bop and Brazilian choro-influenced jazz. The album follows up her similarly inclined 2012 effort, Claroscuro, and provides a further showcase for her adroit improvisational skills and layered, sophisticated arrangements. Joining Cohen here is a bevy of equally gifted musicians, including keyboardist Jason Linder, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Daniel Freedman. Luminosa also features a handful of guest artists including guitarist Romero Lubambo, percussionist Gilmar Gomes, and accordion player Vitor Goncalves. As with most of Cohen's recordings, Luminosa is a highly engaging, sophisticated, and romantic album.

Paul Anka - 5 Original Albums (2015)

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Paul Anka - 5 Original Albums (2015)

Paul Anka - 5 Original Albums (2015)
CD Rip | FLAC (tracks, no cue, no log) - 1.1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 486 MB
3:28:49 | Rock, Pop, Vocal, Soft Rock | Label: The Intense Media

5 classic albums on 3 CDs, complete with high quality packaging and design. The set includes the albums released between 1958 and 1962 and 16 bonus tracks.

Stefano Battaglia Trio - In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder (2015)

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Stefano Battaglia Trio - In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder (2015)

Stefano Battaglia Trio - In the Morning: Music of Alec Wilder (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 319 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 164 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Piano Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ECM Records (ECM 2429)

On his sixth album for ECM the Italian pianist and his trio reflect on the work of American composer Alec Wilder (1907-1980). "I first came into a more direct contact with Alec Wilder's music in the early 90s, when I was performing his Sonata for Oboe and Piano and his Sonata for Horn and Piano", Battaglia remembers. "I had already known some of his popular songs like "While We're Young", "Blackberry Winter" and "Moon and Sand" through the intense versions Keith Jarrett has recorded. But after working on Wilder's chamber music I wanted to develop a deeper connection with his intriguing musical universe, and I've discovered an immense hidden treasure"…

The Truth - Who's Wrong (Mod Bedlam 1965-1969) (2015)

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The Truth - Who's Wrong (Mod Bedlam 1965-1969) (2015)

The Truth - Who's Wrong (Mod Bedlam 1965-1969) (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 219 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 138 MB
48:44 | Full Scans Included | Pop, Rock, Mod, Rhythm & Blues | Label: RPM Records

UK collection from the North London mod act led by duo Frank Aiello and Steve Jameson, the latter a Stamford Hill mod alongside Marc Bolan. The band was managed from 1966 by David Nicolson and Ken Pitt, who also had David Bowie in the stable of artists. Tracks benefitted from fine collaborators including arranger Johnny Harris, musicians Alan Price and Mitch Mitchell on 'Jailer Bring Me Water', Big Jim Sullivan on several tracks including the double electric guitar parts on 'Old Ma Brown', and Jimmy Page on 'Sueno' and 'I Can't Make It Alone'. Further standout tracks include the driving and punchy 'Who's Wrong', the high octane version of 'Hey Gyp', and the mod club rocker 'Baby You Got It'. Sleeve notes include new interviews with Jameson, Aiello and Nicolson and photos from their archives. Frank Aiello later joined Cozy Powell to form Bedlam in the '70s, at which time Steve Jameson scored a Northern Soul hit as Nosmo King before switching to a long career in comedy.