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Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973 (Remastered) (2015)

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Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973 (Remastered) (2015)

Roy Orbison - The MGM Years 1965-1973 (Remastered) (2015)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 2.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.04 GB
7:35:48 | Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Country Rock, Pop Rock, Stage & Screen | Label: UMe

Roy Orbison left Monument for MGM Records in 1965, not long after "Oh, Pretty Woman" gave him his second number one single in 1964. He did not see those heights again during his stint at MGM, but it wasn't for lack of trying. During those eight years, he released 12 full-length albums – another, One of the Lonely Ones, was rejected in 1969 and wasn't unearthed until 2015 – and a clutch of non-LP singles, all rounded up and released in this 13-disc box set, The MGM Years 1965-1973 (One of the Lonely Ones is not part of the box). Demon put this material out as a series of two-fers in the mid-2000s, but The MGM Years trumps those CDs by offering each album as a mini-LP in a cardboard sleeve, while adding a disc of B-Sides & Singles, plus a nice thick booklet filled with memorabilia and justifications for a rocky patch in Orbison's career. After a few modest hits – "Ride Away" and "Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart" made the Top 40 in 1965, "Twinkle Toes" just barely cracked that bar in 1966 – Orbison dropped off the charts completely but continued to cut records designed with a crossover in mind.

Shelby Lynne - Love, Shelby (2022)

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Shelby Lynne - Love, Shelby (2022)

Shelby Lynne - Love, Shelby (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 338 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 123 MB
53:17 | Blues Rock, Country Rock | Label: Everso Records

By the time Shelby Lynne won her Best New Artist Grammy, she'd already completed six albums and had over a decade of recording experience under her belt. Yet in a way, the award was appropriate, since I Am Shelby Lynne was the album that finally found her taking control of her music, following years of casting about in search of an identity. Lynne's work ranged through country, blues, Southern soul, roots rock, Western swing, jazz, and adult contemporary pop; naturally, that eclecticism made her difficult to market, and it also resulted in pressure to record more commercial, radio-friendly material that didn't really suit her.

Mickey Newbury - The Mickey Newbury Collection 1969-1981 (Remastered) (1998)

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Mickey Newbury - The Mickey Newbury Collection 1969-1981 (Remastered) (1998)

Mickey Newbury - The Mickey Newbury Collection 1969-1981 (Remastered) (1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 2.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 844 MB
6:07:19 | Folk Rock, Country Rock, Singer Songwriter | Label: Mountain Retreat

The Mickey Newbury Collection collects the ten albums Mickey Newbury released on three labels between 1969 and 1981 on an eight disc set. The set was released and is available through Mountain Retreat, a label run by Newbury and later Newbury's family. While Newbury had an impressive reputation as an artist and songwriter, at the time of the set's release in 1998, these recordings had been out of print for years. The original master tapes were lost by the labels, and so the recordings on the collection are digital transfers from virgin vinyl copies. The packaging replicates the original album art.

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.

The Flying Burrito Bros - Out Of The Blue (1996)

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The Flying Burrito Bros - Out Of The Blue (1996)

The Flying Burrito Bros - Out Of The Blue (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 813 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 300 MB
2:09:01 | Country Rock, Folk Rock | Label: A&M Records

Contains songs from the first three Burritos albums, plus several unreleased tracks.
The greatest selling point on this "Best Of" collection is the incredible job the producer did in cleaning up and freshening the sound quality. One of the biggest problems with the original Burrito's releases was the often muddled and muffled sound and overbearing bass lines. The songs and the writing were always better than the quality of the studio versions. Not so here! I don't know how they did it, but every song here sounds better than the original version….clear, fresh, crisp treble tones are audible for the first time and the stereo separation seems more distinctive as well. They also did an outstanding and inclusive job in selecting the songs. Gram Parsons, Chris Hillman, and Flying Burrito fans should run, not walk, to add this to their collections!

Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home (2013)

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Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home (2013)

Sheryl Crow - Feels Like Home (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 369 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 00:48:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Old Green Barn / Sea Gayle Records / Warner Bros. Records #9362-49433-1
Country / Country Rock / Southern Rock

Unlike, say, Bon Jovi, it is no great leap for Sheryl Crow to plunge into contemporary country on Feels Like Home. Tuesday Night Music Club, her 1993 debut, could've been called country-rock if it had been released in another era, and she's never shied away from roots music, either giving it a crisp, classy spin or taking a full stylistic detour, as she did on 2010's 100 Miles from Memphis. In some ways, that soul excursion felt like a greater departure for Crow than this 2013 album, as beneath the down-home accouterments of aggressive Telecasters, self-consciously country lyrics, the affected down-home twang in her voice, and the occasional fiddle, Feels Like Home feels like standard-issue Crow, the kind of record that could've been delivered after The Globe Sessions.

Tymepiece - Sweet Release (1971) [Reissue 1999] (Re-up)

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Tymepiece - Sweet Release (1971) [Reissue 1999] (Re-up)

Tymepiece - Sweet Release (1971) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 339 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers - 4 MB
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Folk/Country Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Vicious Sloth Collectables (VSC010)

Tymepiece's sole full-length platter is a competent but kinda dullsville slab of early-'70s album-oriented rock, mixing hard rock, progressive rock, and singer/songwriter-type material. There's a slightly macho soul-rock feel to some of the songs, like "I Love, You Love," as well as organ-guitar interplay influenced by some of the leading British bands of the time. Tracks like the title cut and "Won't You Try" are more in the style of the folk-rock singer/songwriters of the era. Neither the mellow nor harder-edged faces of the group offer compelling songs, however, even though they might have stood out more in their native Australia by virtue of having to compete in a far less crowded field of likeminded homegrown bands than counterparts in the U.S. and U.K. did…

Eagles - Live At The Forum '76 (2021)

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Eagles - Live At The Forum '76 (2021)

Eagles - Live At The Forum '76 (2021)
FLAC (tracks, scans) - 373 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 179 MB
48:40 | Classic Rock, Country Rock | Label: Asylum Records

Live At The Forum '76 was recorded during the band's three-day performance at The Forum in Los Angeles in October 1976. The show took place when the band was finishing work on Hotel California, which was to be released in December of the same year. The recording of the concert captures some of the very first live performances of "Hotel California" and "New Kid In Town".
During the show, the band also performed hits from earlier albums: "Take It Easy" from the band's 1972 debut of the same name; "Already Gone" from the 1974 film On the Border; and the title track No. 1 from the 1975 album One of These Nights. The concert also includes a raucous rendition of "Funk #49", a song originally recorded by James Walsh's Gang.

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014

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Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014

Cowboy - 5'll Getcha Ten (1971) Remastered 2014
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb | Time: 00:44:02
Country-Rock, Southern Rock | Label: Real Gone Music | # RGM-0320

Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy was discovered by none other than Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 am one day and asked to hear some songs. He then recommended them to Capricorn label owner Phil Walden, who sent Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin to check them out; Sandlin ended up producing several Cowboy albums for Capricorn, of which this 1971 release was the second. The Allman Brothers connection on this album is even more explicit than it was on their debut album (Reach for the Sky, also reissued by Real Gone Music); Allman plays guitar on Lookin for You and dobro on Please Be with Me, while ABB keyboardist Chuck Leavell appears on half of the album tracks. But what makes 5 ll Getcha Ten special and indeed what makes it many Cowboy fans favorite record is the songwriting. Please Be with Me was covered by Eric Clapton on his classic 461 Ocean Boulevard release, and throughout the album a gentle undercurrent of spirituality courses through these beautifully played and sung songs, particularly on What I Want Is You, Innocence Song and the title tune.

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969) {2010, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

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Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969) {2010, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969) {2010, Japanese SHM-CD, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 325 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 137 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Roots Rock / Blues Rock / Country Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Classic Rock
Fantasy Records / Universal Music #UCCO-4058

If anything, CCR's third album Green River represents the full flower of their classic sound initially essayed on its predecessor, Bayou Country. One of the differences between the two albums is that Green River is tighter, with none of the five-minute-plus jams that filled out both their debut and Bayou Country, but the true key to its success is a peak in John Fogerty's creativity. Although CCR had at least one cover on each album, they relied on Fogerty to crank out new material every month. He was writing so frequently that the craft became second-nature and he laid his emotions and fears bare, perhaps unintentionally.

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show: Collection (1972-1979)

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Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show: Collection (1972-1979)

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show: Collection (1972-1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | RU | ~ 1048 or 455 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Country Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul

Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (shortened to Dr. Hook in 1975) was an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including "Sylvia's Mother", "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'" (both 1972), "Only Sixteen" (1975), "A Little Bit More" (1976), "Sharing the Night Together" (1978), "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" (1979), "Better Love Next Time" (1979), and "Sexy Eyes" (1980). In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein…

VA - Now That's What I Call 70s (2016)

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VA - Now That's What I Call 70s (2016)

VA - Now That's What I Call 70s
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 531 MB
3:47:42 | Glam, Ballad, Classic Rock, Country Rock | Label: Now Music

2016 three CD set. Surprisingly never before released, NOW '70s delves into pre-NOW compilation history. All the '70s greats like Dolly Parton, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, ELO, Bill Withers, Abba, Hot Chocolate, John Lennon, The Jackson 5, Queen and Donna Summer grace this definitive collection of one of the most musically influential decades. This album guarantees feel-good-nostalgia for anyone that lived through the '70s.

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash På Österåker (1973) {2007, 35th Anniversary Edition}

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Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash På Österåker (1973) {2007, 35th Anniversary Edition}

Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash På Österåker (1973) {2007, 35th Anniversary Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 395 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 175 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:42 | RAR 5% Recovery
Country, Traditional Country, Country Rock | Columbia / Legacy / Sony BMG Music #82876885782

På Österåker ("At Österåker") is a live album by country singer Johnny Cash released on Columbia Records in 1973, making it his 43rd overall release. The album features Cash's concert at the Österåker Prison in Sweden held on October 3, 1972. Its predecessors in concept are the more notable At San Quentin and At Folsom Prison. Unlike the aforementioned, På Österåker does not contain any of Cash's most well-known songs; it does, however, include a version of Kris Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee". The majority of the songs featured in the original release would remain unique to this concert recording, though Cash would later record a studio version of "City Jail" for his 1977 album, The Last Gunfighter Ballad. Some lyrics from "City Jail" taken from the protagonist's dialogue with a policeman would later be incorporated by Cash into live performances of "Orange Blossom Special".

Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits (1976)

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Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits (1976)

Linda Ronstadt - Greatest Hits (1976)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:38:19
Country-Pop, Country-Rock, Soft Rock | Label: Asylum | # 64106-2

Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 is a good 12-track collection of Linda Ronstadt's biggest hits from the early '70s, beginning with the Stone Poneys' "Different Drum" and running through "Tracks of My Tears," from 1975's Prisoner in Disguise. In between, all of her best-known songs – "You're No Good," "When Will I Be Loved," "Heat Wave" – are included, plus selected minor hits, making it an excellent overview of her peak years.

Randy Meisner - One More Song (1980) + Randy Meisner (1982) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2007

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Randy Meisner - One More Song (1980) + Randy Meisner (1982) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2007

Randy Meisner - One More Song (1980) + Randy Meisner (1982) 2 LP on 1 CD, 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Soft Rock, Country Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACAM 8175 | Time: 01:12:48

Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the former Eagles/Poco member: One More Song (1980) and Randy Meisner (1982). One More Song's hit single "Hearts On Fire" (with Kim Carnes on backing vocals) made the US top 20. The Eagle's Don Henley and Glen Frey provide backing vocals on the title track. Randy Meisner, the album, was an amazing Country Rock production with a stellar host of players including Heart's Wilson sisters, The Tower of Power horn section, Mitchell Froom, Nicky Hopkins and Marcy Levy.