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Back In Time - Back In Time (1978)

Posted By: Rtax
Back In Time - Back In Time (1978)

Back In Time - Back In Time (1978)
FLAC (tracks) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 MB
37:14 | Disco | Label: Cotillion

Back in time is the sole album from disco group Back In Time. Featuring a unique cover of classic song "The sound of silence".

VA - Norman Jay Presents - Philadelphia: Underground Anthems of Philadelphia Soul 1973-1981 (1998)

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VA - Norman Jay Presents - Philadelphia: Underground Anthems of Philadelphia Soul 1973-1981 (1998)

VA - Norman Jay Presents - Philadelphia: Underground Anthems of Philadelphia Soul 1973-1981 (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, log) - 582 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 MB
1:27:43 | Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B | Label: Harmless

Compilations from the Philadelphia International archives seem to pop up on a weekly basis, but given the consistent quality of the music, there hasn't been a dud yet. This collection is especially sweet since it contains some outstanding lesser-known tracks. Nice to see the O'Jays' "The Big Gangster," a dynamite track from the forgotten Lets Clean up the Ghetto LP. The group also shines on "Give the People What They Want," "Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet Tender Love)," and the ecological "The Air I Breathe." You'll also like Lou Rawls' funky "See You When I Git There," the Jacksons' "Blues Away," and the Futures' "Ain't No Time Fa Nothing." You may never have heard Anthony White's "Where Would I Be Without You," the Trammps' "Trusting Heart," Norman Harris' "In Good Faith," or "Bump de Bump," by Monk Montgomery, but they're worth a listen. Also included are some ear-pleasing selections from Archie Bell & the Drells, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, the Jones Girls, M.F.S.B., and Jean Carn.

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Gold (2020)

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Gladys Knight & The Pips - Gold (2020)

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Gold (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320kbps - 528 MB
3:48:12 | Soul, Disco, Funk| Label: Crimson / Sony

Crimson Gold presents Gladys Knight And The Pips ‘Gold’, the only Gladys Knight And The Pips compilation you’ll ever need.
Gladys Knight And The Pips are the legendary soul family from Atlanta, Georgia that performed and recorded together for three decades. Together they created some of the best loved R&B and soul music of the 20th Century and won multiple Grammy Awards as well being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This definitive 3CD set features 51 tracks from 1973 right up to 1989.

The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Remastered) (2001)

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The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Remastered) (2001)

The Five Stairsteps - The First Family of Soul: The Best of The Five Stairsteps (Remastered) (2001)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 111 MB
00:46:38 | R&B, Soul, Pop | Label: Buddha Records

Five African-American kids from the Midwest, managed by their father, vault to stardom with hit after hit. Nope, it's not the Jacksons-it's the Five Stairsteps! Here are 17 of their best: 11 hits plus B-sides including O-o-h Child; World of Fantasy; Come Back; Something's Missing; Baby Make Me Feel So Good; We Must Be in Love , and more.

Queen - Queen I (1973) {1992, Reissue}

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Queen - Queen I (1973) {1992, Reissue}

Queen - Queen I (1973) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 259 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:38:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock / Progressive Rock / Glam Rock / Hard Rock / Arena Rock
EMI Records / Parlophone #CDP 7 46204 2 / CD-FA 3040

Like any patchy but promising debut from a classic rock group, it's often easy to underrate Queen's eponymous 1973 debut, since it has no more than one well-known anthem and plays more like a collection of ideas than a cohesive album. But what ideas! Almost every one of Queen's signatures are already present, from Freddie Mercury's operatic harmonies to Brian May's rich, orchestral guitar overdubs and the suite-like structures of "Great King Rat." That rich, florid feel could be characterized as glam, but even in these early days that appellation didn't quite fit Queen, since they were at once too heavy and arty to be glam and – ironically enough, considering their legendary excess – they were hardly trashy enough to be glam.

Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975) {2000, Reissue} Re-Up

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Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975) {2000, Reissue} Re-Up

Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (1975) {2000, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans | 00:37:32 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Charisma Records #CASCD 1109 / Virgin Records #0777 7 87547 2 5

Godbluff is the fifth album released by English progressive rock band Van der Graaf Generator. It was the first disc after the band reformed in 1975 and was recorded after a European tour. As the first self-produced album by the band, it featured a tighter, more pared-down sound than the band's earlier recordings with producer John Anthony. Hammill said "we did not want to make 'Son of Pawn Hearts' with a big long side two and lots of studio experiments". Van der Graaf Generator would never work with an outside producer from this point forward. Hammill made extensive use of the Hohner Clavinet D6 keyboard, which he had first using on his previous solo album, Nadir's Big Chance (1975).

Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

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Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970) {1991, Japan 1st Press}

Van Morrison - His Band And The Street Choir (1970) {1991, Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 258 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | 00:41:54 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock / R&B / Blue-Eyed Soul / Soul-Blues / Singer-Songwriter
Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Japan #WPCP-4674

Released in 1970, Van Morrison's Moondance was a hit commercially and critically. Encouraged by his manager, Morrison and a sextet – including three players from the Moondance sessions – hit the studio and delivered His Band & the Street Choir in time for that year's holiday season. Morrison responded to the pressure by relaxing into it. The feel here is loose, often celebratory. He digs deep into his long-held fascination with the New Orleans R&B tradition for inspiration. "Domino" is his highest charting single.

Rufus Zuphall - Avalon And On [Recorded 1970-1999] (2005)

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Rufus Zuphall - Avalon And On [Recorded 1970-1999] (2005)

Rufus Zuphall - Avalon And On [Recorded 1970-1999] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 333 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair (LHC 00031)

The story of this posthumous album is that the high-quality demo tape did not please their new label that had started promoting the group in a different manner than the band was heading in another. So the band could not record it and broke-up. These 5- tracks demo tapes reappeared in the 94 4-record box-set and they were later released under the ten-working title Avalon. Were added three tracks from their early stages and another three from a reunion concert in 99.
These demo tapes can actually show how much a great album this would've been had it been allowed to be properly recorded. Actually, the demos are fine enough to be released on their own as a full-fledged album (since RZ was always proud of its rough and raw sound)…

Fantasy - Beyond The Beyond (1974) {1992, Reissue}

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Fantasy - Beyond The Beyond (1974) {1992, Reissue}

Fantasy - Beyond The Beyond (1974) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 257 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 107 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Audio Archives #AACD 001

The British band Fantasy released two albums in the early '70s of predominantly pastoral progressive rock. Originally called FireQueen, the group was comprised of Paul Lawrence (vocals, guitar), David Metcalfe (keyboards), and Dave Read (bass). Their first album was Paint a Picture (1973), a mellow and imaginative collection of song-based material that featured a heavy use of acoustic guitars, Hammond organs, and pianos. In 1974, the band recorded Beyond the Beyond, which was not released until 1992. The album saw the group expanding their sound into more quintessential progressive material while remaining true to the pastoral sound of their debut.

Mud - It's Better Than Working (1976) {2007, Remastered}

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Mud - It's Better Than Working (1976) {2007, Remastered}

Mud - It's Better Than Working (1976) {2007, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 478 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans ~ 69 Mb | 01:02:31 | RAR 5% Recovery
Glam Rock, Pop Rock | 7T's Records #Glam CD 22

The follow-up to 1975's Use Your Imagination, It's Better Than Working caught Mud continuing to pursue the twin directions laid out by their most recent hits – one eye on a distinctly Showaddywaddy-shaped brand of rock & roll revivalism, and the other firmly grasping the soft rock softball that had served former stablemates Smokey so well. Neither was it an altogether desultory decision – "Night on the Tiles" handed the band one more in the long sequence of hit singles that had sustained them since 1973, while a taste of Mud's eye for the unusual was delivered by an unlikely cover of Alex Harvey's "Vambo Rools." "Beating Round the Bush" and the amusingly titled "Blagging Boogie Blues," too, captured more than a soupçon of the quartet's early endearing goofiness, rendering It's Better Than Working a stronger album than might have been expected – even if it still can't hold a candle to a decent, career-length hits collection.

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:50:18
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3060

A sort of a sequel to Gatemouth's 1974 Cajun country & western cowboy album Down South in the Bayou Country, the originally issued Bogalusa Boogie Man consists of 12 tracks performed in more or less that same vein. "Bogalusa Boogie Man" was recorded in Bogalusa, LA, during March of 1975, almost exactly one year after Bayou Country. Material for this project was composed by Danny Morrison, Red Lane, Hoyt Garrick, David Craig, Jerry Hubbard, Pat Rush, Fred Martin, and Little Feat founder Lowell George, whose "Dixie Chicken" features "vocals by everyone around in the studio, including friends and neighbors and the one and only Woody Lee Lewis." George is said to have singled out this version as his all-time favorite.

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Walk In The Night (The Motown 70s Studio Albums) (Remastered) (2019)

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Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Walk In The Night (The Motown 70s Studio Albums) (Remastered) (2019)

Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Walk In The Night (The Motown 70s Studio Albums) (Remastered) (2019)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 523 MB
3:45:36 | Soul, Soul-Jazz, Funk | Label: SoulMusic Records

Released in 2019 (Motown’s 60th anniversary), this stellar reissue (produced by SoulMusic.com’s David Nathan) featuring the ‘70s studio recordings by R&B Foundation Pioneer Awardee and Soul Music Hall of Fame inductee Junior Walker (who passed away in 1995) and his All Stars includes informative liner notes by renowned Motown expert and author Sharon Davis, first class mastering by Nick Robbins (with digital transfers directly from Universal Music Group) and stellar artwork from Roger Williams.

Gong - Shamal (1975) {1989, Reissue} Re-Up

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Gong - Shamal (1975) {1989, Reissue} Re-Up

Gong - Shamal (1975) {1989, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 242 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 102 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:41 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock, Jazz Rock, Fusion | Virgin #CDV 2046 / 260 763-217

Shamal is the sixth studio album by the progressive rock band Gong, released by Virgin Records in February 1976. The album was written and recorded without the group's founder member Daevid Allen, and consequently sounds different, with fewer of the hippie-flavoured eccentricities of the previous albums. Also, guitarist Steve Hillage and synth player/vocalist Miquette Giraudy left the band before recording began and only appeared on it as guests. The album was produced by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason.

Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971) {2016, Remastered}

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Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971) {2016, Remastered}

Jon Lord - Gemini Suite (1971) {2016, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 277 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Full Scans ~ 64 Mb | 00:47:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Symphonic Rock, Progressive Rock | Ear Music #0211621EMU

Digitally remastered edition of this classic solo release from the Deep Purple member. The new artwork includes liner notes exclusively written by Roger Glover. The Gemini Suite was first performed in September 1970 at the Royal Festival Hall and was recorded the following year at the Abbey Road and de Lane Lea studios as the first solo project of Jon Lord. It is a six piece classic-rock fusion work inspired by the members of Deep Purple and was recorded with the London Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Oscar winner Malcolm Arnold and is featuring the guest musicians Albert Lee, Yvonne Elliman, Tony Ashton as well as the two other Deep Purple member Ian Paice and Roger Glover.

Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

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Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Hard Stuff - Bulletproof (1972) {2017, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 405 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 01:00:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Hard Rock | Belle Antique #BELLE-172760

Fated never to rise to any heights at all, Hard Stuff – formed by guitarist John Du Cann following his unceremonious firing from Atomic Rooster – had already been through two names before they were signed to Deep Purple's Purple label; Daemon lasted a few rehearsals; Bullet survived a single; they became Hard Stuff after another Bullet fired a legal complaint at them, and Bulletproof was their riposte. It is heavy and it is loud. Period reviews mused on the Purple influence and they are not far from the mark, but only if organ were excised from the mix, to be replaced by guitars, guitars, and more guitars.