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VA - On The Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves (2018)

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VA - On The Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves (2018)

VA - On The Soul Side: 26 Soul Grooves (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 296 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 207 MB
1:04:42 | Rhythm & Blues, Soul | Label: Kent Soul

An iconic Kent vinyl album expanded to CD format with bonus soul necessities.
Over the years we have been asked to issue CDs versions some of the most popular Kent LPs we put out in the 1980s. With the exception of “Slow’n’Moody, Black & Bluesy”, a few releases in our Hip Pocket series and some solo collections, we have held off until now. “On The Soul Side” is a good place to start, as it was our first compilation drawn from a catalogue other than Kent/Modern. A superb collection of mainly big budget 60s soul sides sourced from the Capitol, Liberty, Minit, Imperial and United Artists family of labels, only a quarter of the tracks on the LP have since appeared on Kent CDs. With an extra 10 like-minded soul songs added, it means that no more than 15.3846% (approx) are likely to be in even the most avid Kent fan’s collection.

VA - Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk Soul & Jazz Samples & Breakbeats (2018)

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VA - Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk Soul & Jazz Samples & Breakbeats (2018)

VA - Westbound Super Breaks: Essential Funk Soul & Jazz Samples & Breakbeats (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) - 425 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 182 MB
1:12:48 | Soul, Funk, P.Funk, Disco | Label: Westbound Records

Much of modern hip hop has its roots in the adventurous recordings made at Westbound in the early to mid-70s. “Super Breaks” pays homage to some of their greatest sampled tracks. Available on CD and 2LP formats. It’s one of those “Why didn’t we do this before”-type compilations. “Super Breaks” has been a successful series for nearly 20 years and Ace’s relationship with Detroit’s Westbound Records goes back even further. Add the fact that on a per-record-released basis Westbound is probably the most sampled label ever, then we’ve probably missed a trick. But with Westbound celebrating its 50th anniversary, maybe there couldn’t be a better time than now after all.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind (1980) {1990, Reissue}

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind (1980) {1990, Reissue}

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind (1980) {1990, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 266 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 114 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:20 | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock, Rock & Roll | Capitol #CDP 7 46060 2

Against The Wind is the eleventh album by American rock singer Bob Seger and his fourth with the Silver Bullet Band. Against The Wind was an immediate commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart in its third week and remaining there for five weeks behind Pink Floyd's The Wall before reaching No. 1 and holding the top position for six weeks. By late 1981 the album sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and was certified 5x platinum in 2003. Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the album Against The Wind.

Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits (1973) {1999, Remastered}

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Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits (1973) {1999, Remastered}

Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits (1973) {1999, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 378 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 191 Mb
Full Scans | 00:47:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Classic Rock | Columbia / Legacy #494146 2

Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits is a 1973 collection of hit songs by American singer-songwriter Janis Joplin, who died in 1970. It features live versions of Down On Me and Ball and Chain which were included on the In Concert album the previous year. This reissue includes two bonus tracks.

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}

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Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}

Beggars Opera - Waters Of Change (1971) {1995, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 321 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 155 Mb
Full Scans | 00:42:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Repertoire Records #IMS 7029 / MSIF 7278

Pioneering progressive rock group Beggars Opera from Glasgow released several splendid albums for the Vertigo label in the early Seventies. The line up included vocalist Martin Griffiths, guitarist Ricky Gardiner and keyboard player Alan Park, who ensured a strong classical influence. ‘Waters Of Change’ was the group’s second effort, first released in 1971. It follows the pattern set by debut album ‘Act One’, and features highlight tracks ‘Time Machine’, ‘Silver Peacock’ and ‘The Fox’, given greater depth by the addition of Mellotron player Virginia Scott.

Cream - Albums Collection 1966-1972 (7CD) Non-Remastered Releases

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Cream - Albums Collection 1966-1972 (7CD) Non-Remastered Releases

Cream - Albums Collection 1966-1972 (7CD) Non-Remastered Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.94 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 756 Mb | Scans included
Classic Rock, British Psychedelia, Blues-Rock, Hard Rock | Time: 04:36:33

Collection includes: 'Fresh Cream' (1966); 'Disraeli Gears' (1967); 'Wheels of Fire' (1968); 'Goodbye' (1969); 'Live Cream' (1970) and 'Live Cream II' (1972).

Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (1976) + Dry & Heavy (1977) [2LP on 1CD, Remastered 2003]

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Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (1976) + Dry & Heavy (1977) [2LP on 1CD, Remastered 2003]

Burning Spear - Man In The Hills (1976) + Dry & Heavy (1977) [2LP on 1CD, 2003]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 374 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb | Scans ~ 123 Mb
Roots Reggae | Label: Island Def Jam | # 440 063 072-2 | Time: 01:06:13

Coming after the highly acclaimed Marcus Garvey (1975), Burning Spear's fourth album, Man in the Hills (1976), had a lot to live up to. It is generally conceded that they did not craft an equally impressive follow-up, but Man in the Hills has its charms nevertheless. Lead singer and main songwriter Winston Rodney turns back to reflections on his rural Jamaican childhood for many of the lyrics, which gives the album a gentler, more nostalgic message than the political, exhortative Marcus Garvey. Rodney's tenor is well suited to the sentiments, and the all-star band assembled to back him is supportive and, especially in the horn charts, complementary to the lead voice. The demands of recording schedules may have caused Burning Spear to recast earlier songs, but that contributes to the album's theme of looking back. "Door Peep" was the first song Burning Spear released in its Studio One days, and "No More War" updates the Jamaicans' 1967 song "Ba Ba Boom." With Dry & Heavy (1977), Burning Spear consisted only of Rodney, who also jettisoned producer Laurence "Jack Ruby" Lindo and handled the board himself.

Annihilator - Carnival Diablos (2001)

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Annihilator - Carnival Diablos (2001)

Annihilator - Carnival Diablos (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 455 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 140 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Metal-Is Records (06076 85203-2)

This is a great album. It starts off in a pretty generic speed metal approach, but as the disc moves on it takes on a myriad of other styles. Those styles range from groove-oriented hard rocking tones to older straight metal and prog metal textures. Add to this above-average songwriting, killer performances, and great production, and you have a definite winner for fans of hard-edged rock music.

Morcheeba - Charango (2002) 2CD Limited Edition

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Morcheeba - Charango (2002) 2CD Limited Edition

Morcheeba - Charango (2002) 2CD Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 600 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb | Scans included
Label: China Records / WEA | # 0927-46803-2, 0927-46963-2
Trip-Hop, Electronic, Downtempo, R&B | Time: 01:34:40

Charango is the fourth studio album by English electronic music group Morcheeba, released in the first week of July 2002 through Warner Bros. Records. It also appeared as a limited edition 2-CD version with a second CD containing instrumental versions of all the tracks. The album became one of the most successful ones for the band, reaching the top ten in the UK charts.

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)

Ryuichi Sakamoto - moto.tronic (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | # SK-93044 | Time: 01:08:51 | Scans ~ 57 Mb
Experimental, Electronic, World Fusion, Soundtracks

In the liner notes to his 2003 compilation CD moto.tronic, mercurial composer Ryuichi Sakamoto writes, "I want to break down the walls between genres, categories and cultures." Based on the restless variety of his output, he's done it. On this 14-track collection that emphasizes already available work from the late 1980s and '90s, we get soundtrack scores, solo piano, and remixes as well as syth-pop, techno, classical, and bossa nova music.

Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas (2012)

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Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas (2012)

Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett - Jan Dismas Zelenka: Sonatas (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Baroque | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 415 | Time: 00:49:41

Ensemble Marsyas’ debut recording on Linn features three of the extraordinary trio sonatas by the Bohemian composer Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745) for violin, two oboes, bassoon and continuo on period instruments. These sonatas represent the most spectacularly challenging music ever written for wind instruments in terms of their utopian demands on the technique of the players, their musical integrity and their breathtaking scale. This repertoire saw the ensemble awarded both first prize and the audience prize at the 2007 Brugge International Competition. The Edinburgh based chamber group comprises the best of a new generation of musicians specialising in early music from across Europe. Ensemble Marsyas is Peter Whelan - bassoon, Josep Domènech Lafont - oboe, Molly Marsh - oboe, Thomas Dunford - theorbo, Philippe Grisvard - harpsichord/organ, Christine Sticher - violone. They are joined for this recording by Baroque violinist Monica Huggett who is a multiple Gramophone Award winner and Grammy nominee. The members of Ensemble Marsyas have been awarded accolades by both critics and the recording industry alike - the most recent including a 2010 Gramophone Award for a recording featuring Peter Whelan.

Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989

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Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989

Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Concerts (1982) Remastered Reissue 1989
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans included
Label: Castle Communications | # CCSCD235 | Time: 01:17:41
Classic Rock, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock

Out of several live Hendrix albums, The Jimi Hendrix Concerts stands as one of the very best. Taken from shows at Winterland, The Royal Albert Hall, and from various venues in New York, Berkeley, and San Diego, the set includes hits like "Fire," "Voodoo Chile," and "Hey Joe," as well as fine blues like "Red House," "Bleeding Heart," and "Hear My Train a Comin'." Highlights include a definitive version of "Little Wing" and one of the most assured and driving versions of "Voodoo Chile" (these and four other stellar tracks come from what must have been an amazing concert at Winterland in the fall of '68). Another standout is "I Don't Live Today," which features a fine mix of jazz-inspired soloing and various feedback and distortion "tricks" (tricks that figure into Hendrix's way of "playing with the electronics," and which make up one of the more innovative aspects of his guitar playing). Hendrix gets adept and sympathetic support throughout from bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell (Band of Gypsies' bassist Billy Cox replaces Redding on "Red House" and "Hey Joe").

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

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Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

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Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)

Chet Baker - Cool Cat (1989)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 263 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 154 Mb
Full Scans | 00:43:05 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz | Timeless Records #CDSJP 262

A pleasant set, distinguished for decent versions of Harold Danko's "Swift Shifting," Jon Burr's "Caravelle," and the Rodgers and Hart tune "Blue Moon," the trumpeter plays with a competent quartet that spurs him on. Although clearly weary, Baker's trumpet has some fire left, while his vocal articulation is below par. Still, the "feel" is always there, and even Baker on a less-than-perfect day is filled with joys. He solos on trumpet at length, at least as minimalist in style as ever. At this stage in his career, he remained capable of spine-tingling versions of "Round Midnight," with the trumpeter's laid-back breathy approach laying down perfectly placed notes.

Erik Truffaz - The Walk Of The Giant Turtle (2003) {Enhanced CD}

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Erik Truffaz - The Walk Of The Giant Turtle (2003) {Enhanced CD}

Erik Truffaz - The Walk Of The Giant Turtle (2003) {Enhanced CD}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 494 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 296 Mb
Full Scans + Data | 00:53:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz / Future Jazz / Fusion / Electronic / Ambient / Experimental
Blue Note / Capitol / Gala Records #7243 4771600 3

French trumpeter Erik Truffaz has been a mover and shaker on the European creative improvisational scene since the mid-'90s. With the release of The Mask (a compilation of three previously released recordings: Out of a Dream, The Dawn, and Bending New Corners), Revisité (a DJ dance remix of The Mask), and 2002's forward-sounding Mantis, Truffaz became one of the most popular electronic jazz trumpeters to hit North America since Norwegian trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer charged forth with Khmer and Solid Ether. With the release of The Walk of the Giant Turtle, Truffaz and his quartet continue to make their mark as an improvisationally rich, high-energy groove experience. The two-part dance track "Scody" features the trumpeter coolly blowing around fluid trance grooves that flow as a mellow confluence of drum'n'bass rhythms and muted electric trumpet.