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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.

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.

Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)

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Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)

Guy Clark - Somedays The Song Writes You (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 263 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans included
Country-Folk, Alt-Country | Label: Dualtone | # 80302-01471-26 | Time: 00:39:09

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark has been a patriarchal figure to many in the Nashville songwriting community for decades. Artists like Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle studied under the watchful eye of Clark during their early years. Like friend Townes Van Zandt before him, Clark is a master storyteller, a dream weaver blessed with the ability to match ear-catching melodies with poetic lyrics that aim for the deepest part of the listener's soul. Somedays the Song Writes You, Clark's eleventh studio album, is a well-crafted collection of compositions that rank among some of his best. Clark's tobacco-and-whiskey-stained voice has never sounded better than it does on such tracks as "The Guitar," a fiery number about a wayward musician and the pawnshop guitar that causes an unexpected awakening in him, and "Hollywood," a slow-grooving cut that takes a sideways look at the world-famous district of Los Angeles, CA. Clark, as he has on previous albums, covers a Townes Van Zandt tune on Somedays the Song Writes You.

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.

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
Label: Hear Music | # UCCO-3012 | Time: 00:59:36 | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Americana, Country-Folk, Country-Rock

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.

Kathy Mattea - Time Passes By (1991)

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Kathy Mattea - Time Passes By (1991)

Kathy Mattea - Time Passes By (1991)
Country, Country-Folk, Country-Pop | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:12 | 265,03 Mb
Label: Polygram/Mercury (USA) | Cat.# P2-46975 (846 975-2) | Released: 1991-03-19

"Time Passes By" is the 6th studio album released by American country music artist Kathy Mattea. It was released in 1991 (see 1991 in country music) on Mercury Records. The album, like her last two studio albums before it, was certified gold by the RIAA. Singles released from it include the title track at #7, "Whole Lotta Holes" at #18, and "Asking Us to Dance" at #27. "From a Distance" was originally recorded by Nanci Griffith and later versions were released by Bette Midler and Judy Collins. The album was produced by Allen Reynolds except "From a Distance", which Mattea co-produced with Jon Vezner and Dougie MacLean.

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.

Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996)

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Iris Dement - The Way I Should (1996)

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").

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

One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of her generation, Nanci Griffith had a gift for writing songs that were literate and emotionally complex while also sounding thoroughly universal, even when they most often reflected small-town Texas life. A proud daughter of the Lone Star State, Griffith liked to call her music "folkabilly," reflecting her influences in folk, country, early rock & roll, and the Texas songwriting community that for her was both an inspiration and a home base. Though her music was steeped in tales of ordinary lives, she wasn't afraid to speak her mind about social and political matters, and injected a progressive sound and feeling into music that embraced traditionalism. 1984's Once in a Very Blue Moon, her third album, was the creative breakthrough where she hit her stride as a songwriter and performer, 1993's Other Voices, Other Rooms was a celebration of her influences and was a critical and commercial success, and 2004's Hearts in Mind was an ambitious collection of politically oriented songs. 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).

Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (1975) CD Release 1987

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Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (1975) CD Release 1987

Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold (1975) CD Release 1987
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 424 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 157 Mb
Folk-Rock, Country Folk, Country | Label: Reprise Records | # 2237-2 | Time: 01:12:01

Following the success of Sundown, Gordon Lightfoot continued his success by releasing a greatest-hits compilation. A double album (now a single CD), it contained the most popular songs from his Warner Bros. years on disc two, and he re-recorded many of his early songs for side one of record one. Although not as good, perhaps, as the originals, this did bring them up to date with his current sound style. Just about all the favorites are here (except "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," which hadn't been recorded yet when this set was put together and appears on Lightfoot's second volume of Gord's Gold), making this a good general overview of a strong talent. When Warner transferred the double LP to CD, "Affair on 8th Avenue" was dropped from the program to make the set fit on a single disc. Randy Newman arranged the orchestration on "Minstrel of the Dawn," by the way.

Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song (1968) + Our Mother the Mountain (1969) 2CD Set, Remastered 2014

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Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song (1968) + Our Mother the Mountain (1969) 2CD Set, Remastered 2014

Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song (1968) + Our Mother the Mountain (1969) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans ~ 517 Mb
Singer/Songwriter, Country, Country-Folk, Country-Rock | Charly | # CHARLY X 674 | 01:17:21

Townes Van Zandt was a one-of-a-kind artist who blazed a new trail for singer/songwriters, conjuring a sound that combined elements of country and folk with his own artful melodic sensibility, matched with lyrics that were personal, poetic, and impressionistic while remaining firmly down to earth. A new breed of Texas singer/songwriters followed Van Zandt's example, and it's all but impossible to imagine artists like Guy Clark, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, or Steve Earle finding their voice without his guiding influence. This two-disc set features Van Zandt's first two albums, 1968's For the Sake of the Song and 1969's Our Mother the Mountain.

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.

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.