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Emmylou Harris - Portraits (1996) 3CD Box Set

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Emmylou Harris - Portraits (1996) 3CD Box Set

Emmylou Harris - Portraits (1996) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.25 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 538 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb
Label: Reprise Records, Reprise Archives | # 9362-45308-2 | Time: 03:42:09
Country, Country Pop, Progressive Country, Country Rock

Portraits is a three-disc, 61-track box set covering Emmylou Harris' entire career for Reprise and Warner Records, which spans from 1974 to 1992. Not only does the box select highlights from classic albums like Luxury Liner, Roses in the Snow, and Blue Kentucky Girl, but it also features her early duets with Gram Parsons and selections from the Trio album she recorded with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. Portraits doesn't dwell too long on unreleased material – there are only five unearthed tracks on the entire set – preferring to sketch out a full overview of her career. While there might be a few favorite tracks missing, the box nevertheless fulfills its goals quite nicely – anyone looking for a comprehensive compilation of Emmylou's career will not be disappointed.

John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993) 2CDs

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John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993) 2CDs

John Prine - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1993) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 854 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 343 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb
Label: Rhino Records | # 8122-71400-2 | Time: 02:29:11
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Country-Folk, Folk-Rock

Rhino's Great Days: The John Prine Anthology is an excellent summary of John Prine's prime period, from his sublime 1971 eponymous debut to 1991's Missing Years. This (appropriately) draws heavily from his early recordings (including the aforementioned debut), but it also does a terrific job of finding songs on uneven albums, while giving weight to such classic albums as Bruised Orange. Although those previously mentioned albums are all worthwhile on their own terms (as are many of Prine's other records), this provides a nearly flawless recap of his career – so much so that it's not only for neophytes, but also reminds longtime fans why they loved him in the first place.

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

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Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set

Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour (2005) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.47 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 655 Mb | Scans ~ 549 Mb
Label: Charly Records | # SNAJ 729 CD | Time: 04:45:44
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country-Folk, Country-Rock

Texas Troubadour is a four-disc box set that packages the late songwriter Townes Van Zandt's first seven studio albums for the Poppy and Tomato labels: For the Sake of the Song (1968); Our Mother the Mountain (1969); Townes Van Zandt (1970); Delta Momma Blues (1971); High, Low and In Between (1972); The Late Great Townes Van Zandt (1972), and Flyin' Shoes (1978). In addition, there are four studio outtakes from 1972-73 and a decent portion of Live at the Old Quarter, Houston issued in 1973. Charly reproduces the original cover art in miniature, two covers to each CD. Sound is the same as on the original CD issues, so fans who already own these albums will not be served by purchasing them again in this format. Musically, the work is superb, and since many of Van Zandt's recordings are out of print, this is a fine argument for getting them altogether. Another plus is Adam Komorowski's extensive biographical essay included in the 36-page color booklet that's loaded with photos.

VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

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VA - Best Country Album in the World... Ever! (1994) 2CDs

VA - Best Country Album in the World… Ever! (1994) 2CD
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 800 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 300 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # 7243 8 44484 2 4 (7243 8 31646 2 2) | Time: 02:08:47
Country, Country-Pop, Country-Folk

Almost all of country music's heavies contribute to this two-disc set, and many of the greatest anthems are all present. Forty tracks in all, including 'Rhinestone Cowboy' by Glenn Campbell, Kenny Roger's 'Coward of the County', 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash, 'Me & Bobby McGee' by Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette's 'Stand by Your Man', Patsy Cline's 'Crazy', 'Achy Breaky Heart' (Billy Ray Cyrus), The Charlie Daniels Band's 'Devil Went Down to Georgia', 'I Will Always Love You' by Dolly Parton and Much More.

Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country (1976) Reissue 2004

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Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country (1976) Reissue 2004

Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country (1976) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 204 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 160 Mb | 00:36:51
Outlaw Country, Country Folk | Label: RCA Nashville, BMG Heritage | # 82876 59264 2

If the heavy-hitters of outlaw country were acting like rock stars during their mid-'70s peak, then perhaps it was inevitable that the outlaws would start singing rock songs – which is precisely what Waylon Jennings did on 1976's Are You Ready for the Country. Although the title is taken from Neil Young's song – which provides an absolutely storming opener for this ten-song record – there is a bit of a jibe to its sentiment as well, since Waylon not only sings Young, but also the Marshall Tucker Band and Dr. Hook, along with reviving Jimmy Webb's "MacArthur Park." That selection of material indicates not just the increasing rock-isms of Waylon and the outlaws, it also indicates that Jennings' focus was beginning to blur slightly as he lost the sense of purpose that propelled his records of the first half the '70s, from The Taker/Tulsa to Dreaming My Dreams. Here, the music hasn't really changed, but the flow is no longer seamless and the shifting tones can be a little jarring.

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen (2008) [Re-Up]

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Legends & Lyrics - Volume 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen (2008) [Re-Up]

Legends & Lyrics - Volume 1: Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen (2008)
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps / AC3, 6ch, 448 kbps / DTS, 6ch
Label: Song Writers In The Round | # 850636002011 | 01:21:40 | ~ 7.1 Gb
Country, Alt-Country, Country-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

This is a unique musical performance series, driven by famous recording artists who write their own songs, blended with professional song poets who write for other artists. "Legends & Lyrics" is currently airing on PBS on a weekly basis. Installments include artist performances, "Out Of The Box" interviews, "Did You Know?" historical facts addressing the origins of today's commercial music, "Rising Stars" featuring undiscovered talent, and "Tips Of The Week" for aspiring song poets. Shot in an intimate classical performance hall in HD and Surround Sound, the series honors the true creators of the most popular genres of commercial music. "Volume 1" features Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Randy Owen, and Jonathan Singleton.

Kris Kristofferson - Original Album Classics (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Kris Kristofferson - Original Album Classics (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Kris Kristofferson - Original Album Classics (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 528 Mb | Scans included | 03:18:39
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country Rock, Folk | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 88697574442

5 disc box set includes the albums: Me And Bobby McGee (aka Kristofferson), Jesus Was a Capricorn (out-of-print in the US), Spooky Lady's Sideshow, Shake Hands With the Devil and The Silver Tongued Devil and I. The albums are packaged in mini-LP sleeves.

Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life (1971)

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Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life (1971)

Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side Of Life (1971)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans included
Label: Reprise Records | # 9362-45686-2 | Time: 00:38:50
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Folk-Rock

Summer Side of Life is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's seventh album. It was released in 1971 on the Reprise Records Label. The album marked a radical departure from the sound Lightfoot had established on Sit Down Young Stranger in its use of drums and electronic instrumentation, to which he would later return in the second half of the decade. “Redwood Hill” contains elements of bluegrass music.

Fairport Convention - Nine (1973) Expanded Remastered 2005

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Fairport Convention - Nine (1973) Expanded Remastered 2005

Fairport Convention - Nine (1973) Expanded Remastered 2005
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans ~ 230 Mb
British Folk-Rock, British Folk, Country Folk | Label: Island | # 982 796-6, IMCD 310 | 00:55:42

Nine is the ninth album by the British folk rock group Fairport Convention, released in 1973. 2005 Remastered re-issue. Bonus Tracks include 'The Devil in the Kitchen' (Fiddlestix), 'George Jackson' (Live), 'Pleasure and Pain' (Live) and 'Six Days on the Road' (Live).

Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996) [Re-Up]

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Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996) [Re-Up]

Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 134 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter Country-Folk | Label: Warner Bros. | # 9 46188 2 | Time: 00:50:35

The introspective scope of DeMent's first two records expands to tackle global topics like religion, sexual abuse and war on the tough-talking The Way I Should Be, a more rock-influenced offering including cameo appearances from Mark Knopfler, Lonnie Mack and Delbert McClinton (who duets on "Trouble").

Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (2007) [Re-Up]

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Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (2007) [Re-Up]

Ry Cooder - My Name Is Buddy (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans ~ 364 Mb
Country Blues, Country Folk, Americana | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79961-2 | 01:10:50

My Name Is Buddy: Another Record by Ry Cooder is the thirteenth studio album by Ry Cooder. It is the second social-political concept album by Ry Cooder. Cooder has described it as the second in a trilogy that began with Chávez Ravine and concluded with I, Flathead. The album is packaged in a small booklet that includes a brief story and drawing to accompany each song. Both the songs and the stories relate tales from the viewpoint of the characters, Buddy Red Cat, Lefty Mouse, and Reverend Tom Toad. The liner notes ask listeners/readers to join them as they "Journey through time and space in days of labor, big bosses, farm failures, strikes, company cops, sundown towns, hobos, and trains… the America of yesteryear".