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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.

Kathy Mattea - Walking Away A Winner (1994)

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Kathy Mattea - Walking Away A Winner (1994)

Kathy Mattea - Walking Away A Winner (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 272 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 128 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:45 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Country / Country-Folk / Country-Pop / Country Rock
Mercury #518 852-2

Walking Away a Winner is the rocked-up/pop side of Kathy Mattea. With records by Mary Chapin Carpenter gathering steam as well as those of Beth Nielsen Chapman, Lucinda Williams getting some notice, and Bonnie Raitt riding the very top of the charts over the previous two years, Mattea took a listen and apparently liked what she heard. There are layers and layers of guitars on the album, and nowhere are they borne out more than on the title track that opens the album. With producer Josh Leo and a deck of tough songs, Mattea showed a side her country audience hadn't yet seen, and one that the adult contemporary and emerging AAA formats could embrace.

Kathy Mattea - The Definitive Collection (2006)

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Kathy Mattea - The Definitive Collection (2006)

Kathy Mattea - The Definitive Collection (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 397 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 160 Mb
Full Scans ~ 97 Mb | 01:06:24 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop | Mercury Records #B0007233-02

Integrity is the first word that comes to mind when surveying the musical catalog of Kathy Mattea. It is also the adjective that best describes the artist and the woman. The depth of her personal character pours into her work, as well as in her discussions and interviews. Integrity dictates her choices in each song often infused with folk and bluegrass and always lyrical substance, while every note she sings in her deep, lush voice is clear and deliberate. This is the very best of this classy singer whose music manages to combine country, bluegrass, folk and rock. Her 20 Greatest Hits 1983 To 1993 Features #1s 'Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses,' 'Goin' Gone,' 'Come From The Heart,' & 'Burnin' Old Memories' Also Includes Her Hit Rendition Of Nanci Griffith's 'Love At The Five And Dime'. Gorgeous Photos & Insightful Liner Notes.

Kathy Mattea - Willow In The Wind (1989)

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Kathy Mattea - Willow In The Wind (1989)

Kathy Mattea - Willow In The Wind (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 220 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 103 Mb
Full Scans | 00:34:22 | RAR 5% Recovery
Contemporary Country / Country-Folk / Country-Pop
Mercury #836 950-2 | US

The year 1989 was awesome for Kathy Mattea. Her brand of country-pop music began to evolve toward folk and Celtic-oriented influences, which were actually encouraged by her label – changes like this in Nash Vegas are few and far between – and what's more, it all translated in terms of chart success and record sales. A strong and indeed the first completely realized project of her career, Willow in the Wind boasted three hits, "Burnin' Old Memories," "Where've You Been," and "Come from the Heart." The hard honky tonk/West Texas swing of "Burnin' Old Memories," with its slightly rocked-up tempo, is more than just catchy; it's infectious.

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

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

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.

Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]

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Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]

Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream (1976) [1990, Reissue]
Rock, Country-Folk, Singer/Songwriter | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 37:28 | 223,61 Mb
Label: Reprise Records (Canada) | Cat.# CD 2246 | Released: 1990 (1976)

"Summertime Dream" is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot's 12th original album, released on the Reprise Records label in 1976. It peaked at #1 on the Canadian RPM national album chart, and #12 on the US Billboard pop chart. The album marked Lightfoot's commercial zenith in a remarkable period of popularity which had begun with the 1970 hit, "If You Could Read My Mind". He would never again achieve the same level of commercial success. The album shot to popularity on the back of the haunting ballad, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", which told the story of the final hours of SS Edmund Fitzgerald which had sunk on Lake Superior in November 1975. The song remains popular to this day and has been credited with making the sinking of Edmund Fitzgerald the most famous maritime incident in the history of the Great Lakes. "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" reached #1 in Canada on November 20, 1976. In the US, it peaked at #2 on the pop chart and #50 on the country chart while "Race Among the Ruins" peaked at #65 on the pop chart.

Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set

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Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set

Waylon Jennings - Original Album Classics (2008) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 462 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: RCA, Legacy, Sony BMG Music | # 88697234812 | Time: 03:20:36
Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop

Waylon Jennings spent 20 years with RCA Records, signing with the label in 1965 and remaining with them until 1985, when he moved on to record for MCA Records. Needless to say, his key creative years were with RCA, particularly after 1972, when Jennings renegotiated his deal to give him more artistic control over what he produced. This box set package includes five of the resulting RCA albums that Jennings produced between 1973 and 1978, including 1973's Lonesome, On'ry and Mean, 1974's This Time and The Ramblin' Man, 1977's Ol' Waylon, and 1978's Waylon & Willie (with Willie Nelson), with whatever bonus tracks that were included on RCA's individual CD reissues of each album. It's a whole lot of Waylon, probably more than the casual listener would need and serious fans would most likely already have all of, but a big chunk of Jennings' legacy is here, so it makes an easy way to connect with his most creative period as an artist in one simple swoop.

Nanci Griffith - Albums Collection 1978-1994 (5CD)

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Nanci Griffith - Albums Collection 1978-1994 (5CD)

Nanci Griffith - Albums Collection 1978-1994 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 598 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Country-Folk, Progressive Country | Time: 03:47:44

Straddling the fine line between folk and country music, Nanci Griffith has become as well-known for her brilliant, confessional songwriting as her beautiful voice. A self-styled "folkabilly" singer, Griffith began as a kindergarten teacher and occasional folksinger. The country scene took her to heart in the mid-'80s, giving her a reputation as a quality songwriter through hit covers of Griffith's songs by Kathy Mattea and Suzy Bogguss. Finding no luck with commercial country radio however, Griffith recorded several pop-oriented albums and then returned to her folk roots by the mid-'90s. Collection includes: There's A Light Beyond These Woods (1978), Poet In My Window (1982), The Last of the True Believers (1986), Other Voices, Other Rooms (1993), Flyer (1994).

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001

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Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001

Waylon Jennings - Dreaming My Dreams (1975) Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 84 Mb | Scans ~ 112 Mb
Label: Buddha Records | # 74465 99826 2 | Time: 00:36:45
Outlaw Country, Progressive Country, Country-Folk

Dreaming My Dreams was Waylon Jennings' first number one record, and deservedly so. He had created outlaw country with Honky Tonk Heroes, and then delivered two further albums that subtly developed its themes, even if they weren't quite as consistent. Dreaming My Dreams maintains the consistency, increasing the country quotient while subtly making it more sentimental than before. This is an unabashedly romantic album, not just in its love songs, but in its tributes to Waylon's heroes. "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way" opens and "Bob Wills Is Still the King" closes the album – making Jennings an heir apparent to their legacies. Between those two extremes, Waylon appropriates Jimmie Rodgers ("Waymore's Blues"), covers Roger Miller ("I've Been a Long Time Leaving [But I'll Be a Long Time Gone]"), ups the outlaw ante ("Let's All Help the Cowboys [Sing the Blues]"), and writes and records as many sentimental tunes as possible without seeming like a sissy. At times, the emotional undertow may seem a bit much, yet the whole thing adds up as Waylon's best album since Honky Tonk Heroes, and one of the few of his prime outlaw period to deliver from beginning to end.

VA - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2014)

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VA - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2014)

VA - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Americana | Label: Sony Masterworks | # 88843060672 | 00:52:27

Tribute albums frequently betray their subject, but not this homage to Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears, the country giant’s 1964 salute to Native Americans. A concept album about a discomfiting cause – the US’s treatment of its indigenous people – Tears was a radical statement resisted, to Cash’s fury, by the Nashville establishment. For its 50th anniversary, producer Joe Henry gathers a stellar house band that takes turns to lead. Gillian Welch delivers an entrancing As Long As the Grass Shall Grow; Emmylou does likewise with Apache Tears. Steve Earle drawls: “I ain’t no fan of Custer” and instrumentals evoke North America’s haunted plains. Very fine.

Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Japanese Edition

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Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Japanese Edition

Elvis Costello - Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (2009) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 377 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:36
Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Country-Folk, Country Rock | Label: Hear Music | # UCCO-3012

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane is the 2009 studio album by Elvis Costello. It was recorded in Nashville with American songwriter and producer T Bone Burnett, and released on 9 June 2009 on the Hear Music label. The album features bluegrass, Americana and country music along with Costello's familiar garrulous lyrics.

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

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Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]

Steve Young - Rock Salt & Nails (1969) [Reissue 2010]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 219 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included
Label: Big Pink | # BIG PINK 68 | Time: 00:38:00
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Rock, Outlaw Country, Country-Folk

Rock Salt & Nails is the debut album by Steve Young. It is a pioneering Country rock/Outlaw country album that was recorded in 1969, with guest musicians Gram Parsons, Gene Clark and James Burton.