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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.

Taylor Swift - Albums Collection 2006-2014 (9CD + DVD) [Japanese Releases]

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Taylor Swift - Albums Collection 2006-2014 (9CD + DVD) [Japanese Releases]

Taylor Swift - Albums Collection 2006-2014 (9CD + DVD) [Japanese Releases]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.2 Gb | Time: 08:48:06
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM 2.0 | 00:30:53 | ~ 2 Gb
Genre: Pop, Country-Pop, Dance-Pop, Pop/Rock | Scans ~ 1 Gb

Collection includes: 'Taylor Swift' (2006) SHM-CD + Deluxe Edition; 'Fearless' (2008) SHM-CD + Platinum Edition (CD+DVD); 'Speak Now' (2010) 2CD Deluxe Edition; 'Red' (2012) 2CD Deluxe Edition; '1989 D.L.X.' (2014) (CD+DVD).

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.

Anne Murray - Duets: Friends & Legends (2007) 2CD Edition

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Anne Murray - Duets: Friends & Legends (2007) 2CD Edition

Anne Murray - Duets: Friends & Legends (2007) 2CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 486 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans included | 01:17:30
Adult Contemporary, Country-Pop, Soft Rock, Standards | Label: EMI | # 50999-511922-28

For her 34th studio album, Anne Murray recorded a set of duets with many of her favorite female singers, from Nelly Furtado to Sarah Brightman. There are a number of country duet partners here, such as Shania Twain, Emmylou Harris, and Martina McBride, but there are even more pop-oriented women singing with Murray, encompassing the likes of Celtic Woman and Celine Dion. This makes perfect sense, as Murray's always straddled the pop-country fence effortlessly. Her singing on Duets: Friends and Legends is just as effortless. Now in her fifth decade as an active recording artist, her voice hasn't lost a beat, sounding just as pure and clear as it did on 1970s "Snowbird" (done here with a surprisingly relaxed, easy vocal from Brightman, sounding for all the world like a young Olivia Newton-John). The majority of these songs are ones which have been sizeable hits for Murray in the past, most of which work nicely recast as duets, or at least showcases for harmony singing.

Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold, Volume II (1988)

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Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold, Volume II (1988)

Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold, Volume II (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 381 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 9 25784-2 | Time: 01:05:46
Folk-Rock, Country Folk, Country, Singer-Songwriter

Gord's Gold, Vol. 2 is a compilation album released by Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot in 1988. Like the first Gord's Gold collection, Vol. 2 features re-recordings of earlier hits alongside the contemporary material. On Gord's Gold only the early songs that didn't match Lightfoot's 1970s sound (and whose original masters were owned by Lightfoot's former label, United Artists) were re-recorded. However, on Vol. 2 all tracks, apart from "Make Way (For the Lady)," "Ghosts of Cape Horn," Baby Step Back," and "It's Worth Believin'" were re-recorded. The album also contains the first appearance of "If It Should Please You," a previously unrecorded song that the band often performed in concert. Some tracks on Vol. 2 that had been released during the 1980s sound almost identical to their original recording. Additionally, the re-recorded tracks were recorded live in the studio.

Ronnie Milsap - The Essential Ronnie Milsap (2006) 2CDs

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Ronnie Milsap - The Essential Ronnie Milsap (2006) 2CDs

Ronnie Milsap - The Essential Ronnie Milsap (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 843 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 322 Mb | Scans ~ 22 Mb
Label: RCA Nashville, Legacy | # 82876767672 | Time: 02:21:13
Country, Country-Pop, Urban Cowboy, Pop/Rock

To get an idea of exactly how many Ronnie Milsap collections are on the market, just turn to the back page of the booklet for RCA/Legacy's 2006 double-disc set The Essential Ronnie Milsap, where it lists other Ronnie albums you might also enjoy. There are ten listed, all but one of them a compilation (that would be his very, very good 2006 comeback, My Life). Which begs the natural question, is The Essential Ronnie Milsap needed? Especially since there is already another compilation called The Essential Ronnie Milsap (dating from 1995), and there already was an excellent double-disc set called 40 #1 Hits released six years earlier? The answer is, yes it is, particularly since 40 #1 Hits has fallen out of print. Of course, it also helps that Essential is an expertly chosen and sequenced collection of Milsap's best work, from 1973's "(All Together Now) Let's Fall Apart" and running all the way to 1989's "A Woman in Love."

John Denver - The Unplugged Collection (1996)

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John Denver - The Unplugged Collection (1996)

John Denver - The Unplugged Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 350 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Pop, Folk, Soft Rock | Label: CMC | # 8231372 | Time: 00:57:32

A very special collection of the late singer's very best performed in an acoustic setting, without the embellishments of recording overdubs. Here are the raw songs in all their beauty performed by one of the sweetest voices ever to grace the pop music charts. Includes his signature song "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Leaving On A Jet Plane", "Thank God I'm A Country Boy", "Annie's Song", "Perhaps Love", "Rocky Mountain High" and many more.

Garth Brooks - Gunslinger (2016)

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Garth Brooks - Gunslinger (2016)

Garth Brooks - Gunslinger (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Genre: Country, Country-Pop | Label: Sony/Pearl | # 88985393602 | Time: 00:35:10

The very title of Garth Brooks' 2014 comeback Man Against Machine telegraphed how the singer saw himself in the 2010s: he was an outsider, taking on the establishment. Man Against Machine debuted at number one and sold well but it didn't conquer the charts – none of its singles went further than 19 on Billboard's Country Airplay charts – and, in light of this, Brooks did something uncharacteristic: he decided to retreat. On Gunslinger – its title consciously evoking the western themes of No Fences and Ropin' the Wind – Brooks is so unconcerned with hits that he decided that "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance," a slice of country-disco that sounds like a kissing cousin to Orleans' "Still the One," was a good idea for a lead single. And, in a way, he's right. Gunslinger has its heart in the past, existing on a plane between Brooks' arena-country '90s hits and his '70s AM influences. The difference is, Brooks is comfortable in his middle age. It's not just that his maturation gives him an easy touch in performance – although that does help – it's that he's no longer obsessed with being the biggest, best star in country music.

Anne Murray - Croonin' (1993)

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Anne Murray - Croonin' (1993)

Anne Murray - Croonin' (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:47
Adult Contemporary, Standards, Country-Pop, Soft Rock | Label: Toshiba-EMI | # TOCP-8167

Anne Murray's time with Capitol Records was running out when she recorded "Croonin." Her singles were no long charting and her album sales had dropped off significantly. The public was no longer buying the pop-rock-country formula that had served her so well for twenty-five years. What to do? Record an album of American standards. Why not? "Old Cape Cod," "Secret Love," Hey There," "The Wayward Wind" "Teach Me Tonight" – these were the tunes she listened to on the radio while growing up in Nova Scotia. They fit her middle-register voice like a glove. They were in her DNA. In a way, "Croonin" is the answer to "Where Do You Go When You Dream" (the title of an earlier an album). You sing the songs you truly love. And sings them she does, with all the dignity, sincerity, polish, and professionalism that distinguished her long career. Anne Murray was always a class act.

Alabama - Southern Drawl (2015) Deluxe Edition

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Alabama - Southern Drawl (2015) Deluxe Edition

Alabama - Southern Drawl (2015) Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 418 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Label: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store/BMG | # 538162122 | Time: 00:59:31
Country, Country Rock, Country Pop

Southern Drawl is the twenty-third studio album by American country music group Alabama, and their first new studio album of original materials since When It All Goes South in 2001. The album was released on September 18, 2015, with lead single "Wasn't Through Lovin' You Yet" released the same month. The track "One on One" previously appeared on lead singer Randy Owen's 2008 album of the same name. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic criticized some tracks, including the title track, "Hillbilly Wins the Lotto Money", "I Wanna Be There", and "American Farmer" as "trying too hard", but added that "Such down-the-middle numbers overshadow much subtler and nicer moments scattered throughout the record, moments that usually arrive in the soft, sweet ballads that give the group plenty of opportunity to showcase its gentle, interwoven harmonies. These slow tunes more than the over-pumped rockers feel the truest to old Alabama."

Chet Atkins - RCA Country Legends (2001)

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Chet Atkins - RCA Country Legends (2001)

Chet Atkins - RCA Country Legends (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb
Label: Buddha | # 74465 99836 2 | Time: 00:42:37 | Scans ~ 48 Mb
Country-Pop, Instrumental Country, Country Boogie, Honky Tonk

Chet Atkins earned and held the title of "Mr. Guitar" for 50 years before passing away in the summer of 2001. Signed to RCA in 1947, he would help define the "Nashville Sound" in the late '50s while simultaneously releasing a steady string of instrumental albums. RCA Country Legends captures Atkins on 14 wonderful tracks recorded between 1949 and 1976. Atkins recorded the self-penned single "Barber Shop Rag" with mandolinist Jethro Burns and guitarist Homer Haynes. Burns' speedy runs work as a nice counterpoint, and bring out equally inspired work from Atkins. Curiously, Atkins and his buddies even add vocals on an infectious cut titled "Boogie Man Boogie." There's a nice duet with writer and fellow guitar picker Jerry Reed on "Twitchy," and a spunky take on "Tiger Rag" worthy of Django Reinhardt. There are also a number of solo pieces, including "Petite Waltz," "Yes Ma'am," and the closer, "Liza." These cuts capture a quintessential Atkins, just a man and his guitar, handling the rhythm and lead without blinking.

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt - The Complete Trio Collection (2016) 3CDs

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Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt - The Complete Trio Collection (2016) 3CDs

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt - The Complete Trio Collection (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 870 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb | Covers included
Label: Warner/Rhino | # 08122 7954086 | Time: 02:24:46
Country, Folk, Country-Pop, Country-Rock

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris have three careers unparalleled in music history. Together they have sold over 200 million albums worldwide and performed for decades in front of countless fans around the globe. It s no surprise that when their three voices united to release their debut collaboration, the results were remarkable. The threesome released two albums together, Trio (1987) and Trio II (1999), which have combined to sell more than five million copies worldwide and win three Grammy® Awards. Both of these classic albums have been newly remastered for a three-CD collection packed with rare and unreleased music produced by Harris. The bonus disc is loaded with 20 songs, including alternate takes and completely unreleased recordings from the trio spanning both album sessions.

Barbara Mandrell - The Best of Barbara Mandrell (1979)

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Barbara Mandrell - The Best of Barbara Mandrell (1979)

Barbara Mandrell - The Best of Barbara Mandrell (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 179 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans included
Country-Pop, Nashville Sound | Label: MCA | # MCAD-31107 | Time: 00:29:50

The Best of Barbara Mandrell collects her biggest hits from the late '70s, including "After the Lovin", "Married But Not to Each Other", "Tonight", "Woman to Woman", and "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed".

John Denver - A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best Of John Denver (2004) 2CDs

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John Denver - A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best Of John Denver (2004) 2CDs

John Denver - A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best Of John Denver (2004) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 575 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 245 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG | # 82876 60765 2 | Time: 01:36:30
Singer/Songwriter, Country-Pop, Folk, AM Pop, Soft Rock

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Denver's first album release on RCA, this two-disc, 25-track overview of the country-pop singer's storied career is the most concise and nuanced yet. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes, road-trip classics like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Back Home Again" are as warm as the singer's lauded tenor. There are no gimmicky re-recorded cuts or disappointing live tracks – "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" spent its time on the charts in its live incarnation – and his spotty '80s material is only briefly covered ("Perhaps Love" and "Shanghai Breezes"). For those unwilling to sift through the exhaustive four-CD Country Roads Collection, Song's Best Friend: The Very Best of John Denver is a good buy and a rewarding visit with an old friend.

Kenny Rogers - Once Again It's Christmas (2015)

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Kenny Rogers - Once Again It's Christmas (2015)

Kenny Rogers - Once Again It's Christmas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 549143-2 | Time: 00:43:44
Adult Contemporary, Country Pop, Soft Rock, Holidays

Country music icon Kenny Rogers offers up his first Christmas collection since 1998's Christmas from the Heart. His sixth holiday-themed album overall, Once Again It's Christmas features a number of guest performers including Alison Krauss, Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, vocal group Home Free, pianist Jim Brickman, and country-pop duo Winfield's Locket. The festive collection marks Rogers' return to recording holiday music, a genre he's been quite close to over the years both sentimentally and commercially.