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The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)

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The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)

The Dubliners - The Very Best Of The Dubliners (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans included
Irish Folk, Celtic Folk, Pub Folk | Label: Universal | # 5316193 | 01:03:45

The ultimate St Patrick's Day soundtrack, from the world's favourite traditional Irish music band. Includes the number one hit "The Irish Rover" (featuring vocals from Shane McGowan of The Pogues) plus over an hour of Irish music favourites - "The Wild Rover", "Molly Malone", "Whiskey In The Jar", "Seven Drunken Nights" and many more. Still on tour in 2009, some 45 years after they first got together, The Dubliners are the genuine voice of Irish music.

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.

Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)

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Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)

Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Celtic, Scottish Folk, Folk-Rock | Label: Rough Trade | # RTRADECD097 | 00:45:33

Eddi Reader has proven her worth as a sublime singer of pop and folk material (and beyond), but this returns her full-bore to her Scottish roots. Born from the concerts she did at the 2002 Celtic Connections festival, it's a decidedly lush performance that hauls in several well-known Celtic names like Phil Cunningham, John McCusker, and Ian Carr to help her along. But it's Reader's rendition of Robert Burns' classics that's the key here. She picked familiar material, songs that have become part of the folk continuum that can be both a blessing and a curse. But she reinvents something like "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose," investing it with rich emotion. She positively flies on the more romantic songs, such as "Ae Fond Kiss," but she brings a surprising depth to "Charlie Is My Darling" and the chestnut "Auld Lang Syne," and "Ye Jacobites" sizzles with tension. The arrangements go for the cinematic rather than the intimate, putting them on the dangerous edge of new age. But such is the quality of everyone involved that there's no danger of teetering over and it becomes a tour de force. It is one of the highlights of Reader's splendid career, and even "Wild Mountainside," decidedly not a Burns song, fits in perfectly.

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

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Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) Remastered 7CD Box Set

Dr. John - The ATCO Albums Collection 1968-1974 (2017) 7CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.79 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 883 Mb | Scans included
Label: ATCO Records/Rhino | # 081227933876 | Time: 04:21:46
Louisiana Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Bayou Funk, Blues-Rock, Psychedelic

Dr. John, a six-time Grammy® Award winner and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (2011) began his solo career in 1968 on ATCO Records, where he released seven albums that introduced classics like “Iko Iko”, “Right Place, Wrong Time”, and “Such A Night”. Rhino will explore Dr. John’s early days with a new seven-CD set that follows his evolution from a psychedelic, voodoo witch doctor to a celebrated interpreter of New Orleans standards. All seven studio albums have been remastered for the first time. The set features: Gris-Gris (1968), Babylon (1969), Remedies (1970), The Sun, Moon & Herbs (1971), Dr. John’s Gumbo (1972), In The Right Place (1973), and Desitively Bonnaroo (1974).

Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)

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Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)

Tigran Hamasyan Trio - New Era (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 411 Mb | Scans ~ 122 Mb | Time: 01:17:36
Label: Plus Loin Music/Nocturne | # NTCD4502, NT98
Contemporary Jazz, Post-Bop, Ethnic Jazz, Piano Jazz

Young Armenian born pianist Tigran Hamasyan is the next rising star in progressive and modern jazz piano, following paths of the bop innovator Bud Powell, post-Powell contemporary icon Chick Corea, and peer Eldar Djangirov. Brimming with talent so extreme it boils from his fingers, Hamasyan's second release as a leader displays all the power, chops, and verve one could want if you are into visceral, steam-powered jazz. Inspired by his bandmates, the twin Moutin brothers, Hamasyan paints an ethnic palate of music from his homeland mixed with witty fervor and no small sampling of sensitivity within measured parameters.

Béla Fleck - Drive (1988) [MFSL UDSACD 7003]

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Béla Fleck - Drive (1988) [MFSL UDSACD 7003]

Béla Fleck - Drive (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDSACD 7003 | ~ 325 or 131 Mb | Scans
Folk, World & Country, Bluegrass, Banjo virtuoso

Drive is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck. The album was produced toward the end of Fleck's New Grass Revival career and before the Flecktones were formed and included an all-star list of bluegrass performers…

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy (2014)

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Scans included
Label: YEP ROC | # YEP-2384 | Time: 00:42:44
Roots Rock, Americana, Acoustic Blues, Country Rock, Rock & Roll

Blasters founders Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin have had a famously combative relationship over the years, but as Dave once said, "We argue sometimes, but we never argue about Big Bill Broonzy." So it's fitting that their love of Big Bill brings them together in the recording studio for their first album together since the Blasters' Hard Line in 1985. Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play & Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy features the Alvin Brothers performing a dozen songs from the Broonzy songbook, and while listening to this is a potent reminder of how good Broonzy's songs still sound in the 21st century, it also demonstrates the complementary talents of Dave and Phil Alvin.

Khaled - Sahra (1996)

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Khaled - Sahra (1996)

Khaled - Sahra (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Raï, North African, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop | Label: Barclay | # 533 405-2 | 01:06:21

Sahra is a studio album from Algerian raï artist Khaled, released in 1996. It was the artist's biggest production to date, being co-produced by Philippe Eidel, Don Was, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Clive Hunt, and including performances by many other singers from around the world. It features what is perhaps Khaled's most popular song, "Aïcha". Most tracks are sung in Arabic, with a notable dosage of French. "Ki Kounti" is partially sung in Spanish as it features Mexican Rock vocalist Saúl Hernández from the reputable band Caifanes. The title track is named after Khaled's first daughter, Sarah, to whom the album is dedicated along with her mother, Samira.

David Grisman Quintet - Dawganova (1995)

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David Grisman Quintet - Dawganova (1995)

David Grisman Quintet - Dawganova (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 303 Mb | Scans included
Label: Acoustic Disc | # acd-17 | Time: 00:55:32
World, Folk, Latin Music, Latin Jazz, Bluegrass

Dawganova is a 1995 all-instrumental album by American musician David Grisman, recorded with his group The David Grisman Quintet. It's a unique collection of Latin rhythms and melodies inspired by the group's newest member, Argentine guitar virtuoso, Enrique Coria. Five Grisman originals are accompanied by classical Latin standards: "El Cumbanchero", "Tico Tico", "Manha de Carnaval" and the Nat "King" Cole classic "Nature Boy". In his Allmusic review, Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated "Grisman's distinctive blend of bluegrass, folk, jazz, and, in this case, latin music is energetic and very impressive."

Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)

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Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)

Joe Henry - Reverie (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Scans included
Label: Anti- | # ANTI-7159-2 | Time: 01:01:20
Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

Songwriter Joe Henry has recorded five albums in the 21st century; he’s also become a Grammy-winning producer. These more recent records (of 12) offer a mature view of an artist at his most musically ambitious and lyrically cagey. Reverie, as its title implies, contains 14 songs that seemingly center on the concept of time: the random glinting of memory as it perceives love, loss, spirituality, history, and culture refracted through the gaze of the human heart. Musically, it feels like the loosest album Henry’s ever recorded; its production techniques are organic, live sessions were cut in his home studio with the windows open, allowing the sounds of everyday life–barking dogs, mothers calling children, cars and trucks– to pour through, making them part and parcel of the album's fabric. Henry's lyrics and melodies do, however, contrarily reveal an exacting craftsman. He and his guitar are accompanied by longtime associates, drummer Jay Bellerose, pianist Keefus Ciancia, and bassist David Piltch, with cameos by Patrick Warren, Marc Ribot, Jean McLain, and Lisa Hannigan. His lyrics – scattershot, mercurial expressions of memory – are caught in exacting rhymes that reflect on the power, delight, and torment of desire (he admits as much at the end of his liner essay). The musical forms are more rhythmically inventive and slippery; they serve his ephemeral, evocative lyrics by opening them up to time’s uncageable nature.

Gregorian - Albums Collection 1991-2011 (15CD+2DVD)

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Gregorian - Albums Collection 1991-2011 (15CD+2DVD)

Gregorian - Albums Collection 1991-2011 (15CD+2DVD)
EAC | FLAC (Cue&Log) ~ 6.51 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.36 Gb | Time: 17:33:51 | Scans ~ 3.32 Gb
2 x DVD9 | PAL | 720x576 (16:9) | DTS/Dolby/LPCM | 02:56:22 | 12.6 Gb
New Age, Ambient Pop, Mystic Pop, Choral, Classical Crossover, Tribute

Collection includes 15 releases. Gregorian is a German band headed by Frank Peterson that performs gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop and rock songs. The band features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment.

Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)

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Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)

Hans Zimmer And Lisa Gerrard - Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture (2001)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 301 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, World Fusion | Label: Universal | # 013-192-2 | 00:55:36

On February 27, 2001, nearly a year after the first soundtrack's release, Universal/Decca released Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture. This CD contained an additional 18 cuts from the film (including remixes of earlier scores, such as "Now We Are Free"). Many tracks also use dialogue from the movie, such as Maximus Decimus Meridius' quote "Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife… and I will have my vengeance."

Davy Graham - Albums Collection 1963-1970 (6CD)

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Davy Graham - Albums Collection 1963-1970 (6CD)

Davy Graham - Albums Collection 1963-1970 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 654 Mb | Scans ~ 1.1 Gb
Guitar Virtuoso, Guitar Jazz, Folk Jazz, British Folk, Folk-Rock, Folk-Blues | Time: 04:44:58

Davy Graham was one of the most eclectic guitarists of the 1960s, and his mixture of folk, blues, jazz, Middle Eastern sounds, and Indian ragas was an important catalyst of the British folk scene. Like Sandy Bull and John Fahey – two folk-based guitarists with a similar taste for genre-bending experimentation – Graham could not be said to be a rock musician. But like Bull and Fahey, he shared the eagerness of the '60s psychedelic rockers to stretch out and incorporate unpredictable influences into his music. While he wasn't much of a singer, Graham's taste in material was broad and shrewd, encompassing blues, ragas, Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, and the famous instrumental "Anji," which Graham recorded in 1962, way before the more famous versions by Bert Jansch and Simon & Garfunkel. Collection includes: The Guitar Player (1963); Folk, Blues & Beyond… (1965); Midnight Man (1966); Large As Life And Twice As Natural (1968); Hat (1969); Godington Boundry (1970).

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

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Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)

Astrud Gilberto - Verve Jazz Masters 9 (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb | Time: 00:50:00
Bossa Nova, Brazilian Jazz, Vocal Pop | Label: Verve | # 519 824-2

Astrud Gilberto's entry in the nicely appointed Verve Jazz Masters compilation series shows exactly why the Brazilian singer is deserving of such an accolade. In her '60s heyday, Gilberto was often derided by jazz purists for her vibrato-less "desafinado" (deliberately slightly off-pitch) singing style and deadpan, childlike voice. But the diminutive bossa nova star has since been a huge influence on dozens of jazz and pop singers. VERVE JAZZ MASTERS is less of a greatest hits package than it is a smartly balanced retrospective of many of Gilberto's best performances. Her biggest hits, "Call Me" and "Summer Samba," are not included, and her signature tune, "The Girl From Ipanema," is only represented by a live take from a 1964 Carnegie Hall concert. The collection places equal emphasis on Gilberto's bossa nova-style interpretations of jazz standards and on her signature Portuguese-language sambas.

Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)

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Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)

Rhythmstick (CTI Records All-Stars) - Rhythmstick (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 364 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: CTI Records | # 847 188-2 | Time: 01:00:19 | Scans ~ 90 Mb
Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bop, Contemporary Jazz, World Fusion

One of the best all-star sessions ever produced by the legendary Creed Taylor. Actually, this album represented the ressurrection of the CTI label in 1990. Digitally recorded and filmed (in High Definition) "live" at Van Gelder's studio, features such stars as Dizzy Gillespie, Airto, Flora Purim, Anthony Jackson, Art Farmer, John Scofield, and Phil Woods, who play together in such outstanding tracks like Michel Camilo's "Caribe" and Salif Keita's "Wamba", all arranged by Benny Golson.