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Vanessa Paradis - Vanessa Paradis (1992) {Japan 1st Press}

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Vanessa Paradis - Vanessa Paradis (1992) {Japan 1st Press}

Vanessa Paradis - Vanessa Paradis (1992) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 237 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 85 Mb
Full Scans ~ 87 Mb | 00:35:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Pop | Remark Records / Polydor K.K. POCP-1253

French pop star (and significant other of Johnny Depp) recorded her English-language debut record in 1991; the self-titled disc was a bit of a flop commercially, but, surprisingly, succeeds artistically. Producer Lenny Kravitz gives Vanessa Paradis some of his best songs and she really can carry a tune with her breathy little-girl vocals. The highlights of the record are many, but the songs that will have you smiling like a fool at the sheer poptasticness of it all are the gliding funk with orchestra of "Natural High;" the strutting girl group of "Be My Baby;" the sweet-as-sugar sunshine pop of "Sunday Mondays;" the psych-soul of "Your Love Has Got a Handle on My Mind" (which features Paradis' most assured vocal and a nice background assist from Kravitz); and the sweet soul of "Just as Long as You Are There."

Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (2014)

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Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (2014)

Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 389 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans ~ 86 Mb | 00:53:11 | RAR 5% Recovery
Southern Rock, Blues Rock, Funk, Soul, Blues | Ruf Records #RUF 1204

Royal Southern Brotherhood's second studio album! "The Royal Southern Brotherhood is a Southern rock, blues, R&B, and soul supergroup of sorts, with a pedigree that is pretty impressive. For one, the group's main singer is the amazing Cyril Neville of Meters and Neville Brothers fame. Guitarist Devon Allman is the son of Gregg Allman of the legendary Allman Brothers Band. Guitarist Mike Zito has had a critically acclaimed blues guitar history of his own, while bassist Charlie Wooton played in Zydefunk and Yonrico Scott has been the drummer for Derek Trucks and other high-profile acts. It's a pretty good resumé for a new band. The Royal Southern Brotherhood released a self-titled debut album with Ruf Records in 2012."

Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs

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Guy Penson, Ricercar Consort, Il Fondamento - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Cembalo Konzerte (2010) 2CDs
Guy Penson, clavecin, piano-forte; Ricercar Consort; Il Fondamento

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 694 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 368 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ricercar | # RIC297 | Time: 02:34:46

At the same time as we get to know Wilhelm Friedemann Bach’s compositions we can also take stock of the real personality of Johann Sebastian Bach’s eldest son. His works are still mostly unknown to the public at large and remain in the shadow of those by his brothers. It is true that his music still seems to be somewhat strange, imprisoned as it undoubtedly is by the composer’s profound inner drama. Born in 1710, Wilhelm Friedemann benefited more than any other of his brothers from the impact of his father’s personality; we may well remember the famous phrase attributed to Johann Sebastian «The son that gives me joy is the one that I love» ?

Manfred Mann - The Singles Plus (1987)

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Manfred Mann - The Singles Plus (1987)

Manfred Mann - The Singles Plus (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 434 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # CDP 7 46603 2, CD EMS 1121 | Time: 01:08:33
British Invasion, Pop/Rock, AM Pop, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Blues

This 25-song CD (originally a shorter LP called The Singles Album) is a handy collection of the band's most well-known English tracks from 1963 through 1966, plus their B-sides and some songs off of EPs that charted high in the U.K. Except for the final three songs – "Groovin'," "Can't Believe It," and "Did You Have to Do That?," none of which are that easy to find on compilations – it's all assembled in chronological order from their debut single "Why Should We Not" to 1966's "You Gave Me Somebody to Love." The notes by John Tobler are a bit superficial, and the American EMI Manfred Mann: The Definitive Collection is a little more adventurous. Also, the sound here doesn't match the presence and clarity of more recent 24-bit transfers. Nonetheless, this is a respectable compilation for the novice or the casual fan. The presence of the B-sides, including lost gems like "What Did I Do Wrong" (a killer Chess-style blues number written by Tom McGuinness) and the Goffin/King-authored "Oh No Not My Baby" (one of Paul Jones's greatest R&B-style performances), assures that one gets a truer picture of the band's output and their focus on R&B, jazz, blues, and folk, than the A-sides by themselves would provide.

Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix (2021)

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Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix (2021)

Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 410 MB | Covers - 37 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: AFM Records (AFM 754-9)

The veteran Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey have been around for a quarter-century. And while they have had commercial success in their native country with several top 10 albums, and have charted elsewhere in Europe, they remain underrated in North America. They have built a loyal and growing fan base here, but haven’t yet broken through to that proverbial "next level." Their twelfth studio album Escape of the Phoenix may or may not do that, but it is another in a long line of high-quality releases from Evergrey.
While Englund’s vocals are the main focus, and deservedly so, the guitar work on the album is top-notch. Henrik Danhage and Englund supply memorable riffs throughout, especially evident on heavier songs such as "Dandelion Cipher" and album closer "Leaden Saint"…

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 482 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | 03:30:48
Lounge, Chillout, Ethnic, Ambient | Label: George 5 Records | # 3285232 - WAG377

Buddha-Bar, creator of Lounge music, is releasing its first Best Of album. Born in 1996, Buddha-Bar has become a Lounge temple of excellence. It is the first restaurant to blend gastronomy and music thus setting itself as THE creator of Lounge Music. Now with more than 30 references in its catalogue, a wealth of 20 years of experience and around twenty venues worldwide, Buddha-Bar unveils its first Best Of compilation of the Buddha-Bar music series, beautifully wrapped and signed by Ravin. Carefully selected over the years, this triple album cd takes us to a bold journey to various musical cultures. From Middle East, India, passing by Africa and South American, the master “Ravin” promises hours of escape and serenity. Listen to all the classics that have set Buddha-Bar as a world leading reference in Lounge & Electronic music: Karunesh, Arno Elias, Koop, Nickodemus, Laidback, Parov Stellar, Hess is more… “Buddha-Bar Best Of” by Ravin, beyond a cd, is already a must-have reference.

Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys - Albion Doo-Wah... (1970) Remastered Reissue 2013

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Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys - Albion Doo-Wah... (1970) Remastered Reissue 2013

Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys - Albion Doo-Wah… (1970) Reissue 2013
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 97 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:37
Classic Rock, Country Rock, Folk-Rock, Roots Rock | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0157

After the success of their Jimi Hendrix-produced debut album The Street Giveth…and the Street Taketh Away (also available from Real Gone) and its hit “Good Old Rock ‘N’ Roll,” the members of Cat Mother repaired to their Woodstock cabin (pictured in the album gatefold reproduced here) and started writing songs for Albion Doo-Wah. The record had much more pastoral, country feel to it, no doubt in part due to the replacement of Charlie Chin by multi-instrumentalist folkie Jay Ungar, who also brought several songs to the group. But there was definitely something in the air in the late’-60s/early ‘70s Woodstock scene; Albion Doo-Wah has several scoops of that timeless, Americana-laced Basement Tapes/Music from Big Pink fairy dust. CD debut, and one long, long requested by the band’s fans, with a gorgeous remastering job by Maria Triana at Battery Studios.

Dalbello - Whomanfoursays (1984)

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Dalbello - Whomanfoursays (1984)

Dalbello - Whomanfoursays (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 282 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb
Label: Capitol | # CDP 748991-2 | Time: 00:41:23 | Scans included
Experimental Rock, Alternative, Art-Rock, New Wave, Synthpop

Whomanfoursays is the fourth studio album by Canadian musician Dalbello. It is Dalbello's first concept album. Lisa Dalbello describes its concept as "[a collection of] songs about relationships with people that sometimes are forced into molds, that they don't know that they can break out of. These are stories about people that are trying to become the people that they really wanna be." The album was released in 1984, which marked a change in direction in her musical career, away from the soul R&B image of her previous albums and toward a more individual and avant-garde sound. Dalbello wrote every track herself, and changed her recording name from Lisa Dal Bello to her last name only. Musician Mick Ronson, who collaborated extensively to the project, produced the album with her; all instruments were played by either or both of them. The title is a homophone for the words "human forces". The original vinyl album cover features in either black or white the name in faux Cyrillic letters; on the CD version, this was replaced with regular uppercase lettering. Lisa's face is featured on the cover in tribal warpaint.

Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Best Of The BBC Recordings (2008) [Re-Up]

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Marc Bolan & T. Rex - The Best Of The BBC Recordings (2008) [Re-Up]

Marc Bolan & T.Rex - The Best Of The BBC Recordings (2008)
EAC | WavPack | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Glam-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Polydor | # 5307590 | Time: 01:02:34

2008 archive release featuring the best of Marc Bolan and T. Rex's recordings for the BBC. If there's one artist whose success can be almost directly attributed to support from the BBC, it's Marc Bolan. His initial success was unquestionably down to the close friendship he had forged with John Peel, who had Bolan on his show on countless occasions recording sessions, reading poetry, even singing Christmas carols. On his last Radio London show before the station was shut down Peel played no less than six Bolan recordings. This single disc set is the best of the BBC recordings, taken from the three CD retrospective released in 2006. 24 tracks including 'Telegram Sam', 'Ride A White Swan', 'Debora' and more.

Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (1970) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Repost)

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Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (1970) [Japanese Edition 2006] (Repost)

Orange Bicycle - Orange Bicycle (1970) [Japanese Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 334 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Air Mail Recordings (AIRAC-1197)

A somewhat late-in-the-day attempt at psychedelic pop, this album does have a few advantages, mostly in the way it's executed - for starters, it isn't as wimpy as a lot of U.K. psychedelic pop was during this period; Orange Bicycle plays hard and generates a fairly hard sound, despite their pop orientation, the wattage turned up fairly high and the vocals pretty intense. The album is top-heavy with outside songwriting, Elton John, Bob Dylan, and Denny Laine all playing prominent roles as composers, with Laine giving the group perhaps their best moment with his "Say You Don't Mind", where they even sound a little bit like the original (Roy Wood-era) Electric Light Orchestra.

Toler Tucci Band - Doc's Hideaway (2012)

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Toler Tucci Band - Doc's Hideaway (2012)

Toler Tucci Band - Doc's Hideaway (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 405 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:44 | RAR 5% Recovery
Hideaway Music / Magnolia Entertainment #791090625524
Electric Blues / Blues Rock / Southern Rock

“Dangerous” Dan Toler—who played with The Allman Brothers Band from 1978-82, participated in the band’s 1986 reunion shows and toured with both Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts—is currently suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But the noted guitarist has mustered the energy to record a new studio album with The Toler Tucci Band, Doc’s Hideaway which is set for release on November 6 via Magnolia Records. In addition to Toler and band co-namesake Doc Tucci, the group features The Platters singer Verceal Whitaker, keyboardist Jake Hansen, bassist Harry DeBusk, percussionist Mike Tucci and Gregg Allman Band percussionist Chaz Trippy.

Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon - We Belong Together (2010)

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Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon - We Belong Together (2010)

Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon - We Belong Together (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 375 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 148 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues | Yellow Label / SPV GmbH #SPV 309172 CD

Fred James & Mary-Ann Brandon are the real deal. If you like southern roots Americana and blue eyed soul music, you’ll love the sound these two journeyman performers conjure up. Their new CD release on SPV Records showcases their exceptional song-writing and musicianship. Their harmony blend is all their own but harkens back to the classic duet sounds of Delaney & Bonnie, Billy Vera & Judy Clay and Bonnie Raitt & Delbert McClinton. It’s a sound that is timeless. This record has wound up being a loose chronicle of their life together. It's a love story with all its twists and turns. Their life together has not always been easy. They have lived, loved, fought and played with passion. For this album they went back to record some of the music from the early days and dug into their country and R&B roots to bring you a southern stew pot of blue eyed soul. This is, in fact, a record that has been a quarter of a century in the making.

Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]

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Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]

Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet - Mambo With Tjader (1955) [Reissue 1992]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 143 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 90 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Latin Jazz, Afro-Cuban Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: OJC/Fantasy (OJCCD 271-2)

Mambo with Tjader was one of vibraphonist and composer Cal Tjader's first major recordings. Fascinated with the rhythms and atmospheres of Latin music, Tjader was one of the first musicians to successfully fuse South American musical styles with straight-ahead jazz. In retrospect, the lush, laid-back, vibes-heavy groove of Tjader's inventions anticipates the "lounge" music of the '50s and '60s - offering the sort of soft, swinging soundtrack appropriate for the consumption of dry martinis on leatherette love seats.
But Mambo with Tjader is valuable for more than mere kitsch factor. Over the course of the album's 12 tracks, a rich tapestry of tropical percussion works through three rhythmic models - the mambo, the cha-cha, and the bolero…

Janine Wilson - The Blue Album (2000)

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Janine Wilson - The Blue Album (2000)

Janine Wilson - The Blue Album (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 344 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 129 Mb
Full Scans | 00:49:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Soul, Roots | Almost Blue Records #JW 15302

Today's music industry is flooded with artists trying to make it big. With all these choices it's difficult to find that one performer who makes you stop and notice. But listen long enough and you can find a special release that stands alone. Such is the case with The Blue Album, the long awaited release by blues vocalist Janine Wilson. Her name may not be familiar to you yet, but Janine Wilson has been delighting blues audiences in the Washington, DC, and surrounding areas for almost a decade. The Blue Album is Janine Wilson's debut release and treats listeners to an assortment of styles such as Texas shuffles, acoustic blues, roots and southern soul, including her powerful rendition of "Breaking Up Somebody's Home" and her heartfelt version of "And I Cried," a song penned by Saffire's Gaye Adegbalola. This disc is not short on surprises.

Haddaway - Pop Splits (2005)

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Haddaway - Pop Splits (2005)

Haddaway - Pop Splits (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 363 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 145 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Coconut #0162173COC / Spectre Media #1075215
Euro House / Eurodance / Dance-Pop

Pop Splits is the sixth studio album of dance artist Haddaway, released by German studio Coconut. Alexander Nestor Haddaway, better known by his stage name Haddaway, is a Trinidadian-American singer. He is most famous for his worldwide 1993 hit "What Is Love".