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Big Country - Steeltown (1984) Expanded Remastered 1996

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Big Country - Steeltown (1984) Expanded Remastered 1996

Big Country - Steeltown (1984) Expanded Remastered 1996
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb | 01:10:28
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Mercury | # 532 324-2

Steeltown is the second studio album by Scottish band Big Country. The album was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing. It was released on 19 October 1984, in the UK and 29 October 1984, in the United States. Steeltown is the band's only UK number 1 album, topping the chart for 1 week in October 1984. The title track Steeltown was written about the town of Corby, telling how many Scots went to work at the Stewarts & Lloyds steelworks when it opened in 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, but later found themselves unemployed when the steelworks declined in the early 1980s. The 1996 reissue contains all of the B-sides from the album's single releases as well as the extended version of "Wonderland".

Big Country - The Seer (1986)

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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

Big Country - The Seer (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 826 844-2 | Time: 00:46:51 | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

The Seer is the third studio album by the Scottish band Big Country, released in 1986. The album featured very traditional Scottish musical settings, reminiscent of the band's debut album The Crossing (1983). Kate Bush worked on the title song in a duet with lead singer and lyricist Stuart Adamson. The album's first single, "Look Away", was an Irish number one, and was also the group's biggest hit single in the UK, reaching #7. The album reached number 2 in the UK Albums Chart.

The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)

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The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)

The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Irish Folk, Celtic Folk, Pub Folk | Label: Universal | # 5316193 | 01:03:45

The ultimate St Patrick's Day soundtrack, from the world's favourite traditional Irish music band. Includes the number one hit "The Irish Rover" (featuring vocals from Shane McGowan of The Pogues) plus over an hour of Irish music favourites - "The Wild Rover", "Molly Malone", "Whiskey In The Jar", "Seven Drunken Nights" and many more. Still on tour in 2009, some 45 years after they first got together, The Dubliners are the genuine voice of Irish music.

The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Remastered Reissue 2001

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The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Remastered Reissue 2001

The Pentangle - The Pentangle (1968) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans ~ 121 Mb
Label: Castle/Sanctuary | # CMRCD 131 | Time: 00:53:25
Genre: British Folk, British Folk-Rock, Psychedelic

Remastered reissue of the British folk-rock act's 1968 debut album. Divided between traditional and original material, highlights included their arrangement of 'Bruton Town' and the seven-minute instrumental laden 'Pentangling'. This CD also features 7 bonus tracks 'Koan' (alt. version), 'The Wheel' (alt. version), 'The Casbah' (alt. Version), 'Bruton Town' (edit 1/5/3), 'Hear My Call' (alt. Version), 'Way Behind The Sun' (alt version) & 'Way Behind The Sun' (Instrumental).

Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)

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Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)

Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Scottish Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: Rough Trade | # RTRADECD097 | 00:45:33

Eddi Reader has proven her worth as a sublime singer of pop and folk material (and beyond), but this returns her full-bore to her Scottish roots. Born from the concerts she did at the 2002 Celtic Connections festival, it's a decidedly lush performance that hauls in several well-known Celtic names like Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, and Ian Carr to help her along. But it's Reader's rendition of Robert Burns' classics that's the key here. She picked familiar material, songs that have become part of the folk continuum that can be both a blessing and a curse. But she reinvents something like "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose," investing it with rich emotion. She positively flies on the more romantic songs, such as "Ae Fond Kiss," but she brings a surprising depth to "Charlie Is My Darling" and the chestnut "Auld Lang Syne," and "Ye Jacobites" sizzles with tension. The arrangements go for the cinematic rather than the intimate, putting them on the dangerous edge of new age. But such is the quality of everyone involved that there's no danger of teetering over and it becomes a tour de force. It is one of the highlights of Reader's splendid career, and even "Wild Mountainside," decidedly not a Burns song, fits in perfectly.

VA - Green Linnet Records: 25 Years Of Celtic Music (2001)

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VA - Green Linnet Records: 25 Years Of Celtic Music (2001)

VA - Green Linnet Records: 25 Years Of Celtic Music (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 792 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 306 MB
2:13:13 | Celtic, Folk | Label: Green Linnet

American-based Green Linnet Records has been the definitive voice in Celtic music since the mid-'70s, and to celebrate its quarter-century mark, the label released a two-CD set featuring exceptional songs from some of the best loved artists on its roster. Often when labels assemble their best-of collections they end up sounding cobbled together with widely varying sound quality, sounding almost like an afterthought. Fortunately, Green Linnet has broken the mold with 25 Years of Celtic Music, a bright and complete-sounding compilation featuring a list of artists that reads like a who's who of Celtic music from the later part of the 20th century.

Alan Stivell - The Best Of (1999)

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Alan Stivell - The Best Of (1999)

Alan Stivell - The Best Of (1999)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 421 MB
1:08:56 | Celtic, Folk | Label: Mercury / Universal

If there is a single savior of Celtic music, Alan Stivell is probably it. Since the end of the 1960s, he has done more to revive interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp than anyone in the world and, in the process, almost singlehandedly made the world aware of native Breton Celtic music. Since 1971, he has been recording albums of extraordinary beauty and diversity, ranging from ancient Breton and Irish material to modern folk-rock, new age, and progressive rock. He was born Alan Cochevelou, the son of a harp-maker. His father had rediscovered the Breton harp, but young Alan started his musical life on a somewhat more conventional instrument, taking up the piano at age five.

Faun - Pagan (2022)

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Faun - Pagan (2022)

Faun - Pagan (2022)
Flac(Image) + Cue & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Pagan Folk Records | ~ 410 or 147 Mb
Medieval Folk Rock

After FAUN's last five albums won gold and platinum awards as well as placings in the Top 5 of the German album charts, with „PAGAN“, the exceptional formation returns to its musical roots…

The Corrs - White Light (2015)

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The Corrs - White Light (2015)

The Corrs - White Light (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 354 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 131 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:00 | RAR 5% Recovery
EastWest Records #0825646003709 | Unofficial Release
Pop / Pop Rock / Celtic

It had been a decade since the world last heard from the Corrs. In the ten years after the turn of the millennium, the sonic landscape – which had been favorable to the sibling quartet's soothing grown-up music – changed. Adult contemporary wasn't as clearly defined, considering Adele, Eminem, and Muse could all be heard on the same radio stations. And so with their sixth album, White Light, the Corrs stuck with the same reliable formula that served them so well in Europe for much of the early aughts. Straightforward, yearning, and honey-hooked, their comeback is a pleasing collection of pop/rock with their signature Irish folk elements woven throughout.

Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

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Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003

Fairport Convention - What We Did On Our Holidays (1969) Expanded Remastered 2003
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Island Remasters | # IMCD 294/063 597-2 | Time: 00:48:34
British Folk-Rock, Folk, Folk-Blues, Psychedelic

Digitally remastered edition of the 2nd Fairport Convention LP and the first to include the presence of Sandy Denny was recorded in 1968. It showcases a young group taking pleasure in singing and playing whatever took its' collective fancy, and doing this with surprising sensitivity, authority and musicality. Also evident is the trademark unpredictability and wacky sense of fun which marked their live concerts . Make 'em laugh, make 'em cry, make 'em puzzled; that was early Fairport. Includes 3 Bonus Tracks. "Throwaway Street Puzzle" was released as the b-side of the "Meet On The Ledge" single. "You're Gonna Need My Help" is a rare BBC Radio recording from 1969 and features a virtuoso slide-guitar performance by Richard Thompson. "Some Sweet Day" was originally recorded to be released as a single but was shelved in favour of "Meet On The Ledge".

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

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The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CD Deluxe Box Set

The Ian Campbell Folk Group - The Complete Transatlantic Recordings (2016) 4CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.36 Gb | Scans ~ 287 Mb | Time: 04:18:48
British Folk, Folk Revival, Celtic | Label: Cherry Tree | # CRTREEBOX16

This 4 CD collection gathers together for the first time the entire Ian Campbell Folk Group catalogue recorded for Transatlantic Records, covering the period 1963-1968. This collection includes 6 studio albums plus related bonus material from the period. The Ian Campbell Folk Group were one of the most respected, influential and best known British folk groups of the 1960’s. Taking their origins from Aberdeen, the band formed in Birmingham in 1958. They signed to Transatlantic Records in 1963 and proceeded to record the content of this collection over the next 6 years. They topped the bill at the Royal Albert Hall, made numerous TV appearances, attended the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 and were prolific live performers throughout Europe. Dave Swarbrick and Dave Pegg who both achieved fame with Fairport Convention, are featured in this collection.

Mark Knopfler - Music By Mark Knopfler From The Film Cal (1984) {2012, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

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Mark Knopfler - Music By Mark Knopfler From The Film Cal (1984) {2012, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered} Re-Up

Mark Knopfler - Music By Mark Knopfler From The Film Cal (1984) {2012, Japanese Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 198 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 99 Mb
Scans Included | 00:35:25 | RAR 5% Recovery
Soundtrack, Folk, Folk Rock, Celtic | Mercury / Universal Music #UICY-94831

Cal is a soundtrack album by British singer-songwriter and guitarist Mark Knopfler, released on 24 August 1984 by Vertigo Records. The album contains music composed for the 1984 film Cal, produced by David Puttnam and directed by Pat O'Connor. Puttnam also produced the film Local Hero (1983). In his review for AllMusic, Steven McDonald gave the album four our of five stars and called it a "quiet, reflective set of cues that eschew false dramatics in favor of supporting the story." In her review in The New York Times, Janet Maslin called the album "an exceptionally lovely and haunting score."

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

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Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9 Box Set [Re-Up]

Chris Rea - Blue Guitars (2005) 11CD + DVD9
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.63 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.41 Gb | Time: 10:11:29
DVD9 | PAL | 16:9 (720x576) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 kbps/2.0 @ 192 kbps/DTS 5.1 | 01:11:27 | 6.1 Gb
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock | Label: EarBooks/Jazzee Blue/Edel | Scans ~ 256 Mb

130-track CD/DVD set comprising of 11 CD albums each with it's own distinct musical style which showcases his passion for the guitar, plus a DVD for the 'Stony Road' album. Having created the cover of Stony Road and interpreted the cover of The Blue Juke Box the close relationship between Chris Rea's music and his painting was defined. This relationship was clearly leading in one direction, a ground-breaking idea to link the two driving forces in his life. The idea of Blue Guitars was born. Eleven albums from Chris Rea in one book pack, 130 brand new Chris Rea songs inspired by the blues ranging globally across all his own interpretations of this musical form, songs that Chris believes are some of his best to date.

VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set

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VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set

VA - A Woman's Heart: Trilogy (2004) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 434 Mb | Scans ~ 109 Mb
Label: Dara Records | # TORTV 3CD 1161 | Time: 03:09:44
Genre: Irish Folk, Celtic, Folk Pop, Folk-Rock, Country-Folk

Limited three CD box set that contains all three Woman's Heart albums: A Woman's Heart, A Woman's Heart 2, A Woman's Heart - A Decade On. Listening to Ireland speak from the heart is to hear a woman's voice. A Woman's Heart is a rare collection of Ireland's top female vocalists, including Maura O'Connell, Frances Black, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon, Eleanor McEvoy, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Coughlan, and Mary Black… Each artist is famous in her own right and sings one of her signature pieces.

Big Country - The Crossing (1983) [Expanded Remastered 1996]

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Big Country - The Crossing (1983) [Expanded Remastered 1996]

Big Country - The Crossing (1983) [Expanded Remastered 1996]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 472 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Mercury | # 532 323-2 | 01:08:49

With producer Steve Lillywhite at the helm, Scotland's Big Country managed to deliver earnest, socially conscious arena anthems in a similar vein to U2 and the Alarm. The twist was their trademark bagpipe sound, achieved through the use of E-Bow. The unique sound of "In a Big Country" garnered the band considerable attention and a Top 20 single in the U.S. The Crossing, however, is an album whose richness goes beyond the single. The more subdued "Chance" is sparser and its personal lyrics are every bit as heartfelt as the more populist-inclined anthems like the wonderful "The Storm" or the thundering "Fields of Fire." The lyrics are straightforward and, despite the grand themes of many of the tracks, manage to steer clear of being overly pretentious. While this album earned the band a gold record, Big Country's sound and image (reinforced by the members' tartan checked shirts) resulted in them being tagged a novelty, and they never duplicated their initial success in America.