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The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs [Re-Up]

The Incredible String Band - U (1970) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 555 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 246 Mb
Label: Elektra | # 7559 62761-2 | Time: 01:47:53 | Scans ~ 38 Mb
British Folk, Acid Folk, Psychedelic, British Folk-Rock

U is a double album by The Incredible String Band released in 1970 on Elektra Records. The music on the album is taken from the Incredible String Band's live mixed-media show of the same name, for which the band had just concluded performances when they recorded the album. The "U" show, which involved pantomime-like dancing along with music, had failed financially. Therefore, in an effort to recoup some of the losses, producer Joe Boyd booked the band for a mere two days in a recording studio to record what became a double album's worth of material. Despite the time constraints (literally 48 hours in which band members switched off in shifts between recording and napping) the album still contains (characteristically) rich overdubbing.

June Tabor - Always (2005) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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June Tabor - Always (2005) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

June Tabor - Always (2005) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.35 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 729 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb | 04:53:49
British Folk, Folk-Rock, Celtic | Label: Topic | # TSFCD4003, TSCD558-561

June Tabor is not just one of England's foremost folk singers, but one of the greatest interpretive singers in any field. This set contains key tracks from all parts of her career, many live and unreleased songs and collaborations with, among others, Maddy Prior, The Oyser Band and Martin Simpson. It is subtly lavish, 4 CDs in a long box format (6'' x 12'') with a 48 page full color booklet including historical photographs, a biographical essay and comprehensive notes on the songs. There are 67 tracks, 32 of which are previously unreleased - almost 5 hours of music. The whole package is much more than just a career retrospective, it is a fitting tribute to one of the great singers of our time.

Nick Drake - Fruit Tree (1986)

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Nick Drake - Fruit Tree (1986)

Nick Drake - Fruit Tree (1986)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Hannibal / Rykodisc, HNCD 5402 | ~ 793 or 364 Mb | Artwork(LR) -> 6 Mb
Ballad, Folk, Baroque Pop, British Folk, British Folk-Rock

Fruit Tree is a four-disc box set featuring all three of Nick Drake's studio albums (Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter, Pink Moon) and the rarities collection Time of No Reply. In other words, it contains every known recording Drake made during his brief lifetime, and listening to the set, the depth of his talent becomes abundantly clear…

Sandy Denny - A Boxful of Treasures (2004) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Sandy Denny - A Boxful of Treasures (2004) 5 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Sandy Denny - A Boxful of Treasures (2004) 5 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.83 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 820 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb | 05:56:25
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic | Label: Fledg'ling | # NEST 5002

A Boxful of Treasures is a 2004 compilation box set of recordings by folk rock legend Sandy Denny and comprises solo material and recordings made during her time as a member of Fotheringay, Fairport Convention, and other groups. The fifth CD contains previously unreleased tracks, most of which are demos recorded at Denny's home.

Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Dave Swarbrick - Swarb! Forty Five Years of Folk's Finest Fiddler (2003) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 725 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Traditional Celtic | Label: Free Reed | # FRCD 41-44 | Time: 05:08:51

This lavishly packaged, authoritatively researched 4CD long-box set is the first in-depth anthology of the music and 45-year career of Dave Swarbrick, one of Britain's best loved and most influential folk fiddle players. The 73 tracks (over five hours of music) stretch from Swarb's earliest recordings to his latest, including selections from every duo, band and session line-up he has been involved in, legendary 'lost' recordings, and out-takes and alternate takes from all of his key albums. Among the many individuals and groups he has performed with are Ewan MacColl, the Ian Campbell Folk Group, Martin Carthy, Fairport Convention, Beryl Marriott, Richard & Linda Thompson, Whippersnapper, Eureka and Band Of Hope, all featured here along with other well know names from the British folk music scene. The definitive tribute to one of the great names of British folk music.

Alan Hull - Pipedream (1973) Expanded Reissue 2005

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Alan Hull - Pipedream (1973) Expanded Reissue 2005

Alan Hull - Pipedream (1973) Expanded Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 329 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Label: Virgin | # CASCDR 1069/0946 3 36953 2 0 | Time: 00:56:29
British Folk-Rock, Folk, Pop/Rock

The debut solo album by the Lindisfarne frontman, cut shortly after that band's initial breakup, Pipedream is very much the son of its father, a faintly folky collection of songs that, one presumes, were originally intended for the next Lindisfarne album before events finally overtook them. As usual with Alan Hull's post-Dingly Dell output, nothing here truly leaps out to grab your attention; rather, Pipedream is a meditative, reflective collection characterized as much by Hull's often-plaintive vocal than by any particular melody. But "Country Gentleman's Wife," "Song for a Windmill" and the gorgeous "Justanothersadsong" are latter-day Hull jewels, while the biting "The Money Game" reflects on the end of the band with grandiose venom. [Originally released in 1973, the LP was reissued on CD in 2005 and includes six bonus tracks.]

Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics (2014)

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Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics (2014)

Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 336 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Label: Beeswing Records | # BSWCD 002 | Time: 00:56:40
Singer-Songwriter, British Folk, British Folk-Rock

Acoustic Classics, a collection of newly recorded timeless Richard Thompson songs, features 14 tracks culled from his 40 plus year music career. For the first time ever, acoustic versions of songs like "I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight" and "Dimming of the Day" mingle with cornerstone classics like "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" and "Beeswing" as well as other acoustically rendered gems. "I really wanted to have something that would reflect the acoustic shows," Richard explains, "But we didn't have anything like that. Just some old, slightly scratchy recordings of solo sets that I wasn't really happy with." His last proper solo acoustic release was the live Small Town Romance, and that was more than 30 years ago! In the meantime, the acoustic shows have evolved as a full parallel to his band tours. Thompson was named by Rolling Stone Magazine's as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of all time and considered one of the UK's most outstanding songwriters and musicians.

The Pentangle - Basket Of Light (1969) [Non-Remastered, 1988]

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The Pentangle - Basket Of Light (1969) [Non-Remastered, 1988]

The Pentangle - Basket Of Light (1969) [Non-Remastered, 1988]
EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Covers included
Label: Line Records/Transatlantic Records | # TACD 9.00555 O | Time: 00:40:43
British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Progressive Folk, Folk-Jazz

Although Sweet Child is usually cited as the group's high-water mark, Basket of Light finds them at their most progressive and exciting. Highlights of this album – which actually reached the Top Five in the U.K. – include the buzzing jazz dynamics of "Light Flight," their moving rendition of the traditional folk song "Once I Had a Sweetheart," their reinvention of the girl group smash "Sally Go Round the Roses," and "Springtime Promises," one of their finest original tunes.

Maddy Prior & Rick Kemp - Happy Families (1990) [Re-Up]

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Maddy Prior & Rick Kemp - Happy Families (1990) [Re-Up]

Maddy Prior & Rick Kemp - Happy Families (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Celtic | Label: Park Records | # PRKCD 4 | Time: 00:46:04

Teamed with Rick Kemp, Prior turns in her best non-Steeleye Span folk-rock performance, with heavy amplification, crisp electric guitars, and accordion for support. Her airy vocals and the heavy electric sound make this a superb adjunct to the best rock sides by Steeleye (Commoner's Crown, etc.), although this stuff has more of a contemporary feel, relating to Prior's Steeleye Span work roughly the way Dylan's best '70s and '80s stuff relates to his '60s folk and folk-rock sides, with a definite rock beat and pop music feel. There's also a strong social consciousness at work, with topical songs dealing with unemployment and privation amid love songs and a very playful cover of "Who's Sorry Now". (Bruce Eder, AMG)

Michael Chapman - Millstone Grit (1973) [Remastered 2006] Re-Up

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Michael Chapman - Millstone Grit (1973) [Remastered 2006] Re-Up

Michael Chapman - Millstone Grit (1973) [Remastered 2006]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 181 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans ~ 139 Mb | 00:34:44
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, Folk, Psychedelic | Label: BGO | # BGOCD738

Digitally remastered and first time on CD for this album, originally released in 1973. Eight tracks including 'Firewater Dreams', 'New York Ladies' and 'Champion'.

Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune (1970) [Re-Up]

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Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune (1970) [Re-Up]

Lindisfarne - Nicely Out Of Tune (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
British Folk-Rock, Folk-Prog, Psychedelic | Label: Virgin | # CASCD 1025 | 00:53:01

Easily the best album the group ever recorded, Nicely Out Of Tune is one of the prettiest folk-rock albums of the late 1960s. If Lindisfarne had never recorded anything else, they'd be one of the most fondly remembered acts of their era just for this album. "Lady Eleanor" is a very pretty tune that manages to incorporate elegant mandolin over some heavy rock riffing. "Road To Kingdom Come" is closer in spirit to the group's usual pub-rock sound, a singalong-type number with lots of really crunchy harmonica, mandolin, and fiddle, and a really catchy chorus – "Jackhammer Blues" is pretty nearly as good a rocker. But "Winter Song" is one of the gentlest, most haunting folk ballads of its period, almost too pretty to have come from a rock band, and "Alan In The River With Flowers" isn't far behind. The rest is in the same class and league, and as a bonus the CD contains two lost B-sides, "Knackers Yard Blues" and "Nothing But The Marvelous Is Beautiful" – they're not bad, either.

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

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Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)

Maggie Reilly - The Best Of Maggie Reilly: There And Back Again (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 431 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 4 95268 2 2 | Time: 01:03:18
Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Folk, British Folk-Rock

This CD showcases Maggie Reilly's silky, melancholy voice through several genres in the last two decades. Notably, "Every Time we Touch" is a much different arrangement than the previous album or single versions. Those familiar with her singing for Mike Oldfield will find her rendition of "To France" a fresh interpretation, more evocative of the Scottish highlands than Mike Oldfield's original arrangement.

Michael Chapman - Window (1971) + Wrecked Again (1972) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2004 [Re-Up]

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Michael Chapman - Window (1971) + Wrecked Again (1972) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2004 [Re-Up]

Michael Chapman - Window (1971) + Wrecked Again (1972) 2CD Remastered Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 504 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb | 01:24:58
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk-Rock, Folk, Psychedelic | Label: BGO | # BGOCD 555

BGO's two-fer reissue of Michael Chapman's most mysterious recording, Window from 1970, and its sequel, Wrecked Again, are two welcome reissues in the British singer/songwriter's CD catalog. Window is the great anomaly in Chapman's erratic, maverick career. The album was due to be recorded as a quick follow-up to the sensation that his debut, Fully Qualified Survivor, created on the British media scene. According to Marc Higgins' fine liner notes to this package, Chapman was supposed to record between touring dates. After a first demo and track session, Chapman went on tour, returning only to find that EMI had rushed 20,000 copies of the demo to print! Chapman himself warned fans off the record, telling them specifically not to buy it, but has performed songs from it in his live show continually for the last 30-plus years. The material is strong, and at this late date, nearly three and half decades after the fact, it sounds fresh. Immediacy, warmth, and the excitement of "first thought, best thought" are all over the set.

Lindisfarne - The Charisma Years 1970-1973 (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Lindisfarne - The Charisma Years 1970-1973 (2011) 4CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Lindisfarne - The Charisma Years 1970-1973 (2011) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 652 Mb | Scans ~ 303 Mb
Label: EMI/Virgin | # 50999 9 48391 2 8 | Time: 04:44:28
British Folk-Rock, Folk-Prog, Psychedelic Folk

Digitally re-mastered four CD collection from the British Folk icons. The Charisma Years (1970-1973) comprises the five Lindisfarne albums that were released by the Charisma label. The set also includes B-sides, outtakes and several rare tracks taken from foreign LPs, most of which are appearing on CD for the first time. Features the albums Nicely Out of Tune (1970), Fog on the Tyne (1971), Dingly Dell (1972), Roll On, Ruby (1973) and Live (1973).

John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) 17 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) 17 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

John Martyn - The Island Years (2013) 17 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 5.98 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.65 Gb
Label: Universal-Island | # 374 228-8 | Time: 19:46:03 | Scans ~ 891 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, British Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Folk Jazz, Guitar Virtuoso

The Island Years is the most exhaustive career retrospective from one of Britain’s most original and enduring singer/songwriters. Housed in an LP size hard-back slip case, this lavish box set including: 17 CDs featuring 12 key studio albums, recorded for Island between 1967 and 1987, now with previously unreleased mixes, Out-Takes, unheard songs and 2 complete, previously unreleased live solo concerts from 1972 and 1977 and the complete demos for The Apprentice, the last album Martyn delivered to Island. A hard-back book featuring a new essay by The Island Years compiler and researcher John Hillarby plus rare and previously unseen photographs and extensive memorabilia.